Archive for Pop
Pale have released the minimalist video for their brand new single ‘Fearing Faces’. Featuring some distinctive double exposure & slow motion shots, the visuals compliment the elegant, clean melodic sound of the duo’s track itself.
Directed by Charlie & Joe @ Forever Pictures.
August 28th: Paris Silencio
August 29th: London Servant jazz Quarters
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Born from the simplicity of an indie pop education applied to the electronic world,Natural Animal is a nostalgic romance of tropical textures and dance floor rhythms. Hailing from Toronto, Matt Hunter and Devon Wright‘s musical style is best described as a hybrid of Cut Copy, Miike Snow and Foster The People. It’s tempting to label their sound as nu-disco or electro-pop, but there are much deeper and more organic elements at play. Hunter’s polyrhythmic drum programming and melodic compositions combined with Wright’s energetic vocals create an ethereal, captivating sound which is undeniably their own. Attending one of their shows will undoubtedly inspire a sing and dance along to the melodies and rhythms of their high-energy sound. The duo’s ability to rework conventional pop song structures into dance floor friendly club tracks has not gone unnoticed. Most recently they have lent their production skills for remixes of Sony Music and Last Gang recording artists, Young Empires and Bear Mountain.
‘Wings’ the first single from Birdy’s new album ‘Fire Within’ released September 2013.
UK-based singer-songwriter, Sam Smith has cemented his place as one of 2013’s most exciting artists to watch. Following the release of his debut solo track, “Lay Me Down” followed by a stripped back acoustic version of “Latch”, Sam’s stunning vocals have caught the attention of the music world who have been eagerly awaiting more.
The wait is finally over as Sam Smith’s releases his latest track ‘Safe With Me’, the first song to be taken from his forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release through PMR Records. ‘Safe With Me’ is co-written, arranged and produced by Two Inch Punch who has put his catchy, hypnotic beats to Sam’s soaring vocal melodies.
Sam took to twitter to share the news about his forthcoming EP…
“Ladies and gentlemen, since ‘La La La’ I’ve been experimenting with different sounds and producers in preparation for my record. I have loved the process so much that I have decided to release an EP this summer to show you what I’ve been trying out. ‘Safe With Me’ is the first song on the EP”
Cleveland born, songwriter/performer Joshua Radin announces his upcoming SELF – RELEASED LP Wax Wings, coming May 7, 2013. The label favorite chose to independently release his fifth studio album. Radin has sold more than 1.5 million singles, half a million albums and has over 75 songs placements in film and TV.
SINGLE RELEASED MAY 13TH 2013
LIVE SHOWS GLASGOW, LONDON & PARIS
In their 25th anniversary year TEXAS release their brand new studio album‘The Conversation’ through [PIAS] on May 20th 2013. The album will be preceded by the single also called ‘The Conversation’ on May 13th.
Texas’s eighth album, ‘The Conversation’ is their first in eight years and is the latest in a career that has seen the band sell over 30 million albums worldwide with a succession of multi-platinum albums ‘White on Blonde’, ‘The Hush’ and ‘Greatest Hits’. This overdue return in 2013 clearly redefines and confidently re-introduces the band afresh with tracks written and produced by singer/guitarist Sharleen Spiteri and bassist Johnny McElhone and featuring collaborations with singer-songwriter Richard Hawley and Bernard Butler.
‘The Conversation’ is an album splitting its seams with the joy of a long-proven pop force creating a collection of songs rich enough in melody and emotion to deserve filing beside the best of the band’s previous million-selling hits. The album was recorded in Glasgow, London and at Richard Hawley’s studio in Sheffield where the seven tracks he worked on went on to form the backbone of ‘The Conversation’: a perfect marriage of Hawley’s 50s rock’n’roll frills and the timeless Texas magnetism to cast-iron melodies.
Texas will launch the album with three live shows in Glasgow, London and Paris, full details tba.
The Conversation Tracklisting:
The Conversation / Dry Your Eyes / If This Isn’t Real / Detroit City / I Will Always /Talk About Love / Hid From The Light / Be True / Maybe I / Hearts Are Made To Stray /Big World / I Need Time
CAVEMAN Announce New Album CAVEMAN Out 4/2 via Fat Possum Records
31 City North American Headline Tour Starts 2/26: Including SXSW and Homecoming New York show at Webster Hall on 4/10
On their self-titled sophomore album Caveman stretch their legs in a number of different, albeit cohesive, directions. Their highly anticipated return will come out in America via Fat Possum Records on April 2nd, and the first single “In The City”
Caveman—a five-man vibe collective from NYC—released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend”). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.
“We all went up to Jimmy’s grandmother’s place in New Hampshire,” says singer Matthew Iwanusa. “That’s where the new record kind of started. It was literally the attic of her barn, lit up by Christmas lights. We’d all sit in this one room together and one by one we’d all go into the bathroom and record ourselves making the most psycho noises possible. It actually felt kind of like a weird breakthrough. We were all confident and comfortable enough with each other to try out these experiments, which extended itself into the making of the new record…which is really just an evolution of this vibe that we’d been cultivating for long time.”
With that, the guys holed up in Brooklyn’s Rumpus Room to start recording in earnest withNick Stumpf (who produced the band’s debut album) and Albert Di Fiore behind the controls. The album is a kind of sonic microcosm—a series of emotional yet tough mini-narratives operating within the same quixotic musical universe.
As a result, the guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single “In the City” and “Ankles” boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while “Pricey” and “Never Want to Know” overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band’s primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.
And while Caveman’s music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa’s lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings Where’s the time to waste on someone else’s life? on “Where’s the Time,” it’s hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.
Caveman - CAVEMAN tracklisting:
01 — Strange to Suffer
02 — In the City
03 — Shut You Down
04 — Where’s the Time
05 — Chances
06 — Over My Head
07 — Ankles
08 — Pricey
09 — I See You
10 — I Never Want to Know
11 — The Big Push
Caveman tour dates (more to be announced):
Tue, Feb 26 – New Haven, CT @ Café Nine INFO
Wed, Feb 27 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Thu, Feb 28 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo INFO
Fri, Mar 01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sat, Mar 02 – Detroit, MI @ Garden Bowl
Mon, Mar 04 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop INFO
Tue, Mar 05 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas INFO
Wed, Mar 06 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry INFO
Thu, Mar 07 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar INFO
Fri, Mar 08 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
Sat, Mar 09 – Oxford, MS @ Lamar Lounge
Mon, Mar 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge INFO
Tue, Mar 12-17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (details TBD)
Mon, Mar 18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
Tue, Mar 19 – Denver, Co @ Larimer Lounge
Wed, Mar 20 – Salt Lake City, UK @ Urban Lounge
Fri, Mar 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Sat, Mar 23 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
Sun, Mar 24 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
Tue, Mar 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Thu, Mar 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Fri, Mar 29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sat, Mar 30 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Mon, Apr 01 – Austin, TX @ The Parish INFO
Tue, Apr 02 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf INFO
Thu, Apr 04 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
Fri, Apr 05 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Sat, Apr 06 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Sun, Apr 07 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 INFO
Tue, Apr 09 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage INFO
Wed, Apr 10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thu, Apr 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
HI RES BAND PHOTO (Phil Di Fiore) HERE
Jeff Berrall - bass, backing vocals
James Carbonetti - guitar
Sam Hopkins - keys, backing vocals
Matthew Iwanusa - vocals, guitar, percussion
Stefan Marolachakis - drums, backing vocals