Wild Nothing Vinyl

Earlier tonight Wild Nothing played an intimate show at Baby’s All Right. It was their first show in New York since their Converse Rubber Tracks performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg in May. The used the night to share many new songs, which frontman Jack Tatum later shared were from the bands new album Life Of Pause, which will be released on February 19, 2016, via Captured Tracks.
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They’re not even allowed to drink (at least legally) but Sunflower Bean all already starting to call to mind the work ethic of prolific rockers like Ty Segall. The group have been touring endlessly since the start of 2014, playing more shows than anyone else in the great city of New York. This year they released their fantastic debut EP Show Me Your Seven Secrets, full of songs featuring hard-hitting psych wandering. They then followed that up with a 7″ featuring two rippers (“I Hear Voices” / “The Stalker”) that was released via Fat Possum over the summer.

And as if that wasn’t enough, the group have now announced that their debut album Human Ceremony will be released via Fat Possum on February 5. To mark the occasion of the announcement, the trio have released the ripping first single “Wall Watcher.” It’s a song that I’ve heard many times in live form, and I can proudly say that they’ve captured its essence and then some on this recording. It showcases the bands ability to rip through glorious fuzz rips, while also finding a slick psych-groove that they hammer home almost too easily.

Stream “Wall Watcher” below, pre-order the album here, and find the tracklisting below. I’ve also included their upcoming tour dates, which includes their own headlining performance at Bowery Ballroom on February 25, as well as a return trip to SXSW.
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[new]: The Tins – “Summer Jazz”

By Will Oliver, October 28th 2015

The Tins

Buffalo-based trio The Tins are as reliable as they come. Whenever I see that they have a new song or release on the horizon, I rest comfortably knowing that it will be yet another winner from the group.

They’re gearing up to release their new EP Love On Strike, and have released the typically terrific new single “Summer Jazz,” as the first official taste from the release. It’s as strong and assured of a moment from the group yet, who self-produced and recorded the song, along with the entire EP, at their makeshift apartment studio. The group dive straight into the tight weaves of their hypnotizing groove and take us along for the ride, a magnetic and catchy wonder.

Stream the song below, and be sure to catch their next stop in NYC which will come at Elvis Guesthouse on November 15.
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Old Sea Brigade – “Love Brought Weight”

By Will Oliver, October 21st 2015

Old Sea Brigade

Atlanta resident Ben Cramer makes gentle music that strikes a universal chord under his moniker Old Sea Brigade. He’s gearing up to release his self-titled EP Old Sea Brigade soon, and while that info is still forthcoming, we have at terriffic offering by the way of first single “Love Brought Weight” to chew on.

Theiers a personal touch of melancholy on display on “Love Brought Weight” that has both an old and new Bon Iver flavor at work. It’s definitely a track that I can see myself digging in deep with during the chilly winter months that are rapidly approaching. Quite frankly, this track just puts me at ease, and puts a little bit of warmth in your chest like a fine whisky.

Stream “Love Brought Weight” below, and go grab it over at iTunes.
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Avenue – “Our Love” (Feat. Tokyo Police Club)

By Will Oliver, August 4th 2015


Avenue is the project of 21-year-old Toronto native Sam Willows, who has been creating some crafty dance and pop remixes, and now is venturing out with some tunes of his own.

It will come in the form of Keep Counting, his debut EP, which Toronto-based label Haven Sounds will release on October 2. Up first is the EP’s delightful first single, “Our Love.” It features the vocals of Tokyo Police Club’s Dave Monks, whose vocals add a lush and dreamy summer vibe, that will work for any party reaching into the depths of the night, or morning.

It’s a promising welcome for Mr. Willows, who is definitely an artist to keep on in the dance/electronic scene.

Stream and enjoy “Our Love” below.
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[new]: Foals – “Mountain At My Gates”

By Will Oliver, July 20th 2015


Foals are gearing up for the release of their new album What Went Down, which will be released on August 28 via Warner Bros. Records. We already got the first single (and title track) “What Went Down,” and today they have followed that up with the records second single, “Mountain At My Gates.”

It establishes itself as a classic sounding Foals anthem in a matter of seconds, taking flight and never looking back. Their widescreen approach bigger than all hell here, continuing to expand their wings until the very last second. Based on this and “What Went Down,” it’s apparent that this record is gonna be another winner from Foals.

Stream “Mountain At My Gates” below.
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WilcoStarWarsLate this afternoon and to everybody’s surprise, Wilco released a brand new album titled Star Wars literally out of nowhere with absolutely no teasers, no hype, no lead single, no nothing. It’s their ninth studio album, and the first release of brand new music since 2011’s wonderful ‘The Whole Love’ (via its own dBpm records). Even better? They’re giving it away for free. Yes, you read that correctly… they’re giving it away for free (albeit for a “limited time,” with an additional quick input of your email address).

“Why release an album this way and why make it free?” Tweedy states on the official Wilco Facebook page. “Well, the biggest reason, and I’m not sure we even need any others, is that it felt like it would be fun. What’s more fun than a surprise?”

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[new]: CHVRCHES – “Leave A Trace”

By Will Oliver, July 16th 2015 — with 1 comment


Today Glasgow electro-pop trio CHVRCHES announced that their new album is titled Every Open Eye, and will be released on September 25 via Glassnote Records. The group recorded the album last year at their own Alucard Studios in Glasgow, the same place where they made their debut.

They followed that announcement with the release of their brand new single “Leave A Trace.” The group don’t seem to miss a beat from their 2013 breakthrough debut The Bones of What You Believe. It’s a song that sounds triumphant as all hell, with the vocals of frontwoman Lauren Mayberry push to the forefront, ready and able to deliver the punchful choruses that will soon be lodged into your brains. I can already see its placement in crucial movie scenes in the immediate future.

Stream “Leave A Trace” below, and check out some tour dates below. The band also announced they will play a special intimate show at Music Hall of Williamsburg next Thursday, with tickets going on sale tomorrow at noon.
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The Liquorsmiths – “Get Well Soon”

By Will Oliver, July 15th 2015


This August will bring the release of The Book Belongs To, the new release from San Diego folk-rock group The Liquorsmiths. Their american flavored folk rock has a raw and passionate element at work that doesn’t take much to win you over.

Take “Get Well Soon” the 2nd track off the record, a easy going and easy to please folk-rock delight that has a cool and collected summer breeze about it.

Find it posted below, and stay tuned for the rest of the EP next month.

Stream: Day Wave – Headcase [EP]

By Will Oliver, July 14th 2015 — with 1 comment

Day Wave

Throughout the first half of 2015, Oakland’s Jackson Phillips has kept our attention with his new solo project Day Wave, releasing consistently amazing songs such as “Drag” and “We Try But We Don’t Fit In” that have perfectly captured that timeless summer feeling. Phillips has rounded up these tracks for a nice shiny package that will be released this Friday in the form of his debut EP, Headcase.

He recently released the EP’s closer (and title track) “Headcase,” a melancholiac wonder that leaves your mind in a stunning daze. It rounds out his impressive formative release, proving that Day Wave is one of the brightest up-and-comers in indie rock.

Below you can stream “Headcase” individually, along with the entire EP. If you like what you hear, go and support Day Wave and grab the EP over at iTunes. You can also find upcoming tour dates, which includes opening slots for Blonde Redhead, and a stop at NYC’s Mercury Lounge (tickets are available here).


EP Stream:

Day Wave Tour Dates:

8/4/15 San Francisco, CA @ Phoenix Hotel
8/8/15 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar – Outside Lands Aftershow
8/19/15 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
9/15/15 Seattle, WA @ Neptune *
9/17/15 Vancouver, Canada @ Imperial *
9/19/15 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
9/21/15 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
9/23/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock *
9/24/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar *
* supporting Blonde Redhead

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