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Listen To Communions Debut Album ‘Blue’

By Will Oliver, January 27th 2017

Danish quartet Communions will finally release their debut album Blue next week (February 3) via Fat Possum Records. Formed by high school friends at a popular rehearsal space in Copenhagen, the group has been long preparing for this day, already releasing a pair of EP’s and singles that have caught the attention of music critics and listeners alike.

The album may not come out until next week, but you can check it out right now as it’s streaming early over at Hype Machine. You can play the whole thing via the embedded stream below and if you like what you hear, go grab the album over at Fat Possum. We hope to catch the group whenever they’re over in the states in the future.
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Rogue Wave

Oakland, California rock group Rogue Wave will release their new album Delusions of Grand Fur this Friday via Easy Sound Recordings. It’s their sixth album and their first release in over three years.

Right now you can get an early listen of the new album which is streaming on various radio station sites across the country. Luckily for you, all you got to do is find the stream which is conveniently embedded after the jump, along with their upcoming tour dates, which includes a new York run on June 13-14 at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg respectively.
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Mac DeMarco - Another One

Mac DeMarco has had quite a year. With the release of the highly acclaimed Salad Days last year, his popularity surged and seems to have no limit. He’s got no plans to slow down, but instead has announced a brand new mini album called Another One, and will be released on August 7 via Captured Tracks. That’s the album art posted above. The announcement comes almost a year to the day that Salad Days was announced.

The eight-track mini-LP was recorded entirely by himself at his home in Queens somewhere in between his hectic touring schedule. It’s being described as having a “bittersweet, romantic sensibility, haunting and warm” with an overall feeling of “lost love, or perhaps love never found.”
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My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket look to return in a big way with new album The Waterfall, which will be released on May 4 via ATO Records/Capitol Records.

Earlier in the month they announced the album and released first single “Big Decisions.” Today they’ve released a special preview video called “Under The Waterfall” giving us some behind the scenes footage of the recording sessions, all set to mini previews of new songs from the album, which include: “Spring (Among the Living)”, “Compound Fracture”, “Believe (Nobody Knows)”, “Get the Point,” as well as “Big Decisions.”

Enjoy the video below.
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Julian Casablancas + The Voidz - Tyranny

Julian Casablancas and The Voidz have been playing shows as early as March this year (as well as Governors Ball) but they did so without any official word of an official release. That changed last week, as Casablancas announced that the album is called Tyranny, and it will be released on September 23 via his own Cult Records.

If you pre-order the digital version of the album now, you can pick it up at the discounted price of $3.87.

Tyranny was written and recorded over the past year and was produced by Shawn Everett. The Voidz band features Casablancas and fellow Voidz band members: Jeramy Gritter, Amir Yaghmai, Jeff Kite, Jake Bercovici, and Alex Carapetis. The album incorporates world underground music from the 70s and 80s, along with hardcore/punk and “modern harmony”, using modern and analog recording and sampling techniques. In reference to the album’s title, Casablancas says:

Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king: whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter).

With the announcement comes the latest album teaser, with some more songs clips along with footage from the bands South American tour. With that said, you can find the bands fall tour dates posted below (along with the trailer).

October 16 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
October 17 Washington DC 9:30 Club
October 18 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre
October 20 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
October 21 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
October 22 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
October 28 Birmingham, AL Iron City
October 30 Austin, TX Emo’s
October 31 Houston, TX House of Blues
November 6 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
November 9 San Francisco, CA Regency Center
November 11 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
November 13 Seattle, WA Showbox

tUnE-yArDs Announces New Album: Nikki Nack

By Will Oliver, March 5th 2014 — with 1 comment

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2014 keeps rolling in some big new album announcements, with the latest coming from tUnE-yArDs.

The album’s titled Nikki Nack, and it comes out May 6 via 4AD. She’s released a video featuring a megamix of track snippets, giving us a hectic little preview of the album. Find the megamix posted below. After that, you can find some new tour dates that she has announced, including a stop at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC on May 7.

Tour Dates:

May 5th – Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles, CA
May 7th – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
May 12th – Village Underground, London
May 14th – Berghain, Berlin
May 15th – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg
May 16th – Les Nuits-Cirque Royal, Brussels
May 18th – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
May 19th – Café de La Danse, Paris
May 23rd – Les Schwab Ampitheater, Bend, OR (w/ The National)
May 23rd – 25th – Sasquatch Festival, George, WA
May 31st – June 1st – Free Press Summerfest, Houston, TX
June 18th – 22nd – NXNE, Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
June 19th – 22nd – Firefly Festival, Dover, DE
July 19th – Pitchfork Festival, Chicago, IL

New Liars Album Due In March

By Will Oliver, November 22nd 2013

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Liars will return with a new album on Mute Records in March. The album is currently being completed at their Los Angeles studio.

The band said that the process was nearly the opposite of their last album, WIXIW. In the press release, Liars’ Angus Andrew insisted that the album has been “immediate, fun, instinctual and confident.”

They teased the new album with the release of three short trailers featuring some new tunes. Find all three posted below. Read the rest of this entry »

New Arcade Fire Teaser: “AfterLife”

By Will Oliver, October 15th 2013

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Arcade Fire have released a new teaser, in promotion of new album Reflektor. It’s a teaser called “Afterlife” which features a little video trailer featuring loads of people preparing for some great event (the afterlife?) leading up to a small but cool preview of “Afterlife”, one of the new songs off of Reflektor.

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[Watch]: Real Estate’s New Album Teaser

By Will Oliver, September 11th 2013

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Real Estate have been teasing new material at their live shows, such as when they played at a high school during a benefit show, or when they played one of the final shows at Maxwell’s.

They’ve released a short but delicious video teaser showing them playing some of that new material in a cool looking studio. We can expect to see the new album sometime next year on Domino.

They’ve also announced some new tour dates, which includes a stop at Bowery Ballroom in October 25. Find the full dates below along with the teaser.
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