The first video from Califone‘s new album Stitches was a unique experience for every viewer through the use of its innovative Tumblr backend and now we share another distinct vision from the new album.
Premiering today on Spin, Califone share a cinematic visual for the song “Frosted Tips” directed by Jared Varava. Through a voyeur’s view we see violence, birth, death, and joy all through the windows of an apartment and into the lives of it’s inhabitants. Watch the video ABOVE or here on YouTube.
Click read more to see the director’s thoughts on the video, European dates starting this week until the end of the year and newly announced North American shows starting in Los Angeles in January next year. Read the rest of this entry »
Good day. Brazos’ new album is now available for streaming at SPIN. SALTWATER hits stores next Tuesday, May 28, so you have well over a week to acquaint yourself with the “deceptively complex pop tunes” before you purchase at SC Distribution, iTunes, and Amazon.
Akron/Family premiered their new single, along with an interview, today at SPIN. Titled “Until the Morning,” the new single echos a change in in Akron’s writing style and the place they derive their lyrical meaning. “I feel like we’re telling our own story now and it’s less fairy tale,” shares Miles. Listen to “Until the Morning” above.
Are you going to SXSW? Be sure to fit Akron/Family into your festival schedule. Their showcases are listed below! And as we’ve mentioned before, Akron/Family are going on a full-fledged tour – you can see all their dates HERE.
3/12 @ Antone’s (Pandora) 3:00pm
3/13 @ Clive Bar (Filter) 5:00pm
3/14 @ Hotel Vegas (Reverb Appreciation Society) 4:30pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 12:35am
3/15 @ Old Emo’s (Brooklyn Vegan) TBD
Enter –> BRAZOS! It has been a long time coming, but today we have the greatest pleasure of welcoming Brazos to the DOC family. Fronted by Martin Crane, Brazos is a New York City by way of Austin outfit that’s about to take residency in your musical brain and stay forever.
In addition to Brazo’s signing, we have a brand new album to announce! Saltwater is Brazos sophomore work, constructed out of a creative lull and two years spent finding one’s foundation. The album drops May 28 and pre-order information will be here imminently. Until then, check out the artwork below and the track listing at the bottom of the post.
You can hear [see] the first single [video] today! Premiering this morning at SPIN, “How The Ranks Was Won” “rolls forth with a breezy, downright jaunty ease, all of those comely oohs, playful strums, and bouncy rhythms provide a vehicle for ideas far more complex….” Martin explains the video concept below! WATCH ABOVE.
“‘How the Ranks Was Won’ is about a kid who finds the empty ship his ancestors came over on which is now a ghost ship. He boards it, and takes it back. It’s about taking charge of your memory and your past. I thought it would be funny to do that in modern life. In the video I get a text message from a memory (or maybe my cell phone is secretly trying to control me?), it consumes me, I ride the dreamworld, I come back, then the dreamworld rides me.”
Saltwater Track Listing
1. Always On
3. How the Ranks Was Won
4. One Note Pillow
6. Deeper Feelings
9. Long Shot
Night Beds share the second single from their debut album, Country Sleep! Premiering this morning at SPIN, “Ramona” is a “harmony-enriched gallop of record highlight.” Stream the single above!
You can now pre-order Night Beds’ Country Sleep at SC Distribution. The deluxe bundle includes the album on both CD and vinyl formats, the “Even If We Try” b/w “You Were Afraid” 7-inch, a 17″ x 22″ poster of the album art (photographed by Dusdin Condren) and a download coupon for the entire album (redeemable immediately upon purchase)! The album is also available for pre-order at iTunes!
Come February 8, Night Beds will make their late night television debut on Jimmy Fallon. Don’t forget to tune in for the live performance! It is the kick off to their 2013 tour!