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1_Wolf Alice_Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Last month up-and-coming Brit-rockers Wolf Alice made their New York City live debut with a show at Baby’s All Right. They’ve already returned to the states for SXSW as well as a bunch of tours surrounding it. This brought them back to New York this weekend for a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar along with Sunflower Bean (who we also saw at Baby’s last month), Palehound and Lazyeyes.
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[new]: Palma Violets – “Danger In The Club”

By Will Oliver, February 24th 2015

Palma Violets

Brit-rockers Palma Violets will return with new album Danger In The Club on May 5 via Rough Trade.

They’ve let go of the first single and title track “Danger In The Club” in the form of a rather epic music video shot showing the band playing in a rowdy pub. This is a rowdy little anthem that quickly builds up steam and lets loose in a big, big, way. I’m already looking forward to hearing this one live when they return to New York for a show at Baby’s All Right, which tickets are still on sale for.

Check out the video below and check out their mini leg of U.S. dates and the album’s tracklisting.

Tracklisting:
1. Sweet Violets
2. Hollywood (I Got It)
3. Girl, you couldn’t do much better (On The Beach)
4. Danger in the Club
5. Coming Over to My Place
6. Secrets of America
7. The Jacket Song
8. Matador
9. Gout! Gang! Go!
10. Walking Home
11. Peter and the Gun
12. No Money Honey
13. English Tongue

Tour Dates:

March 16th – NYC – Baby’s All Right
March 18th-21st – SXSW
March 24th – SF – Rickshaw Stop
March 25th – LA – Echo
March 28th – Burgerama Fest

1_Kishi Bashi_Brooklyn Masonic Temple

Last Friday night, Kishi Bashi’s sold out show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple almost didn’t happen. It was the coldest day in New York in nearly 65 years, so cold that it actually caused a pipe to burst at the venue, nearly flooding the stage. It probably didn’t help that the venue had literally no heat. Bashi would later inform us that there was a point that the show was in jeopardy of even happening, but thankful the staff worked hard to clean up the stage, and the show went on.
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1_Sharon Van Etten_Warsaw

Last night Sharon Van Etten played the first of a sold out two night run at Warsaw, in support of last year’s tremendous album Are We There. As if getting to see Sharon play wasn’t enticing enough, there was also the opening set from the next big thing, Leon Bridges. It was a great night of music and it gave me a reason to catch a show at Warsaw, which is something that I need to do more (this was only my 3rd show there).
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[new]: Passion Pit – “Lifted Up (1985)”

By Will Oliver, February 18th 2015 — with 1 comment

Passion Pit - Kindred

Passion Pit are back. The synth-pop group will return with new album Kindred on April 21 via Columbia Records.

Earlier this week they returned with the glossy new single “Lifted Up (1985).” It’s the opening track on Kindred, so the album definitely opens with a burst of energy with a hooky chorus. It’s a very Passion Pit song in nature, with it’s sight set towards the the nosebleed sections of the largest arena. It took a few listens, but that chorus will find a way into your head sooner or later, whether you like it or not.

Check out “Lifted Up (1985)” below.
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Keygrip

New York City-based band Keygrip have released their brand new single “Dancing On A Wire,” set to appear on their new album The Unaimed Arrow Never Misses

The song has already seen an amazing amount of success prior to it’s release, having been used on shows such as Supernatural and Skins over in the UK. The song caught the attention of major Hollywood director and writer David Koepp (Secret Window, Premium Rush, Ghost Town), who signed on to direct the video along with co-director Derek Ambrosi, wonderfully bringing the song to life for the band.

Michael DiLalla, Keygrip’s lead vocalist, as well as the owner of RRMC Recordings, shared a great deal of excitement when asked about collaborating with Koepp:

It’s been an honor to work with some of the music industry’s best producers and mixers. Now working with David Koepp is so far beyond what we could have hoped for. The video is just an incredible representation of the band’s creative voice.

Today I have the honor and privilege of premiering the music video for “Dancing On A Wire.” The video is a smooth visual representation of the band’s performance along with animation down electric circuits, living up to the song’s title. It works wonderfully alongside the instantaneous nature of the song, which will win you over right from the get-go.

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Interview: Olivia Merilahti of The Dø

By Will Oliver, February 16th 2015

The Dø

Last week French- Finnish duo The Dø finally released their new album Shake Shook Shaken here in the states (it was released in Europe last fall and was #1 on the Album Chart on iTunes in France). On top of that, they were just awarded the honor of rock album of the year at Les Victoires de la Musique (the French equivalent to The Grammy’s). So they have plenty to celebrate at the moment, but now have their sights set on capturing audiences stateside.

Back in December I had a chance to chat with The Dø’s Olivia Merilahti about the new album, their new approach to recording music, as well as tackling the U.S.

Find our interview posted below, and be sure to buy the album on iTunes or stream it on Spotify.
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Hot Chip

Oh yes. Hot Chip are back, set to release a brand new album titled Why Make Sense? on May 18 via Domino Records.

It’s the sixth album, and their second released with Domino. The band recorded it in both Oxfordshire and London, producing it themselves, along with producer Mark Ralph (who also helped them with 2012’s In Our Heads)

Along with the announcement came the music video for the album’s opener, “Huarache Lights.” The video is based around a light installation by artist Robert Bell and filmed in one take by director Andy Knowles. As for the song, it see Hot Chip dive deeper into the murky waters of synths, finding a new avenue for their always welcome dance-rock infusion. This one has a different feel to it, a little bit darker, but still very much Hot Chip. I can’t wait to hear this one played at Governors Ball.

Check out the video below.
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Parquet Courts

It was just last December that Parquet Courts played to a sold out crowd at Webster Hall. The hard-working band have no plans of stopping, playing the much more intimate Palisades next Monday night (as well as Tuesday). All this after non-stop touring last year, after releasing two albums: Sunbathing Animal + Content Nausea.

Both shows are of course sold out, but keep an eye on the ticket page in case they release more. There’s always secondary markets as well. Chances to see the local rockers play such tiny spaces are probably going to become a rarer thing, so if you can find your way out to one of the shows, I’d definitely recommend making the move. They never disappoint.

In January they stopped by Letterman to play “Bodies Made Of.” Find that posted after the jump.
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