My Morning Jacket

On May 4 My Morning Jacket will return with new album The Waterfall via ATO Records/Capitol Records.

It’s their seventh album and their first on Capitol Records. The group began recorded the album in late 2013 at the Panoramic House studio in Stinson Beach, California, with producer Tucker Martine (who co-produced their last album, Circuital).

Frontman Jim James told Rolling Stone that they entered the recording studio with a more spontaneous approach to recording. They ended up with 24 tracks, which they ended up splitting into a pair of albums, with the later set to come out in 2016.

One of those tracks was released today as a part of the album’s announcement, a dreamy psych-folk wonder called “Big Decisions.” It’s a sprawling big cut that calls to mind My Morning Jacket’s earlier days, with some slick modern stylings added for good measure.

They have also announced a set of tour dates that include Governors Ball. After seeing them play an astonishing set at The Capitol Theatre in 2012, I’m impatiently awaiting that performance come June. Find the full list of tour dates posted below, along with the album’s tracklisting and the video stream for “Big Decisions.”

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Leon Bridges – “Lisa Sawyer”

By Will Oliver, March 3rd 2015 Listen New R&B Stream

Leon Bridges - Lisa Sawyer

If Leon Bridges isn’t on your radar, you better fix that immediately. The Fort Worth, Texas musician is bringing soul back to life with his retro-friendly tracks, such as last year’s “Coming Home” and “Better Man,” with the former making my best songs of 2014 list.

Last week Bridges returned his most recent cut “Lisa Sayer.” Bridges once again turns back the clocks with some doo-woop influenced soul swagger that would make Sam Cooke turn his head. In fact, the song is a loving ode to his mother. He played this one when I saw him make his New York City live debut at Mercury Lounge last month, and it sounded just as wonderful.

It will appear on Bridges’ debut album, coming later this year via Columbia Records. Stream it below via Gorilla vs. Bear and go an purchase it at iTunes.

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Harriet EP

Los Angeles band Harriet have been a band we’ve been watching for some time on this blog. So we are proud to learn, and announce, that the group has signed to Harvest Records, who released their new self-titled EP today.

In celebration of the release of the EP, and the signing, the group have released the official music video for single “Irish Margaritas.” It was directed by the band’s singer Alex Casnoff and premiered earlier today over at The Fader. Here’s what the band had to say about the video:

The LIME, our video’s hero, is the mascot for our drink sponsor (our “beats pill” if you will). Irish Margaritas // A video about object glorification and rampant/overbearing product placement–trying to give some sort of spiritual importance to a meaningless thing: LIME WORSHIP. The LIME is benevolent. The LIME tastes good. The LIME welcomes you. Heed its call.

As for the track itself, it’s got a bouncy synth-beat, along with a big folk-rooted chorus that creates a scattered electronic-rock jam that sort of sits in its own genre completely. Harriet always have had a knack of creating songs that sound huge, and Irish Margarita” is no different.

Enjoy the video below (if you have Epilepsy, you probably shouldn’t watch) and head to iTunes now to pick up the EP.

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La Priest

LA Priest (pronounced ‘Lah Pree-st’) is the project of elusive electronic musician Sam Dust. It’s his first bit of new music since the hiatus of his previous band, Late Of The Pier.

He already shared the futuristic and funky debut single “Oino,” a electronic wonder whose entertaining video was released earlier today. It was directed by Sam’s brother Isaac Eastgate (who directed Adult Jazz’s “Am Gone” video) a wild video that was shot during a recent trip they took together and was ““inspired by a story our grandad told us about a man imprisoned in the desert who escapes by singing to a wizard.”

Find the video posted below.

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Meg Mac – “Roll Up Your Sleeves”

By Will Oliver, March 3rd 2015 Listen Stream

Meg Mac

Australian up-and-comer Meg Mac is one to watch out for. She’s only 24, but she was deemed Triple J’s Unearthed Artist of 2014 and got a lot of well-deserved buzz for her awesome single “Roll Up Your Sleeves,” which she released last year. On the delightful number she showcases a soulful spirit with a strong pop vocal performance that is surely going to capture audiences in a big way.

It’s taken from her debut EP MEGMAC due for release on April 7 via 300 Entertainment. She’ll share offerings from it when she makes her live U.S. debut later this month at SXSW.

Stream “Roll Up Your Sleeves” below.

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Alabama Shakes SNL

It’s amazing to see how far Alabama Shakes have come over the years. After seeing them at Bonnaroo in 2012 I knew that big things were on the horizon for the Alabama rock group. Well here we are three years later and the band just played SNL. Yeah, they’ve blown up.

The SNL performance was to promote the release of their new album Sound & Color on April 21st via ATO Records. They played the thrilling first single “Don’t Wanna Fight” as well as the more recent track, “Gimme All Your Love.” 50 Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson was the host and had the pleasure of introducing the group.

Both tracks were triumphantly performed by the group, who always deliver one of the tightest live shows that you’ll see these days. Frontwoman Brittany Howard delivers a powerhouse performance, that has surely captured many news fans for herself and the band. It’s incredible to see their rise, but when they are able to take on SNL as if they’ve played it half a dozen times before, they’re ready for the big time.

Find both performances posted below, along with the studio versions.
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The Go! Team

The Go! Team will return with new album The Scene Between on March 24 via Memphis Industries. It’s their first album in nearly four years. Last month The English group gave us our first taste of the album with the colorful first single and title track “The Scene Between.”

They’ve followed that up with the bright and youthful sounding opening number “What D’You Say?” It’s an all-around pleasant listen, with a lush vocal performance by Brazilian singer Samira Winter.

The Go! Team’s Ian Parton told The Fader that it’s an “aching little California drone pop song” about “someone who wants to start over.” He also said:

All the summers I never had, well I’m making up for it. All the chances I never grab but I’m making up for it now…’ It’s all lens flare crash zooms, abandoned theme parks and spinning into waves.

It had me forgetting about the snowy winter that awaits us outside, so I’d say it’s doing the job. Stream it below.

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The Cribs

British trio The Cribs will release their new album For All My Sisters on March 24 via their new label, Arts & Crafts. They recorded the album in New York at The Magic Shop along with producer Ric Ocasek.

The new label marks another shift in the bands decade-long career, and the change is evident in the tracks we’ve heard so far. Take the first song released from the record: “An Ivory Hand.” It comes off as a very 2000’s Weezer track with a relaxed California vibe. This vibe is also found on current single “Burning For No One,” and visualized for the music video, which finds the band of brothers stranded on a desert island. If the rest of the album sounds as laid back and easy going as this, we may have our first summer record of the year.

Find the video for “Burning For No One” posted below, and find the stream for “An Ivory Hand” right after.

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Kanye West - So Help Me Goo

Over the weekend Kanye West revealed that his new album is entitled So Help Me God, and that it’s about 80% complete. Last week he performed a single off the album called “All Day” live at the BRIT Awards, and today he’s released the studio version online.

The studio version features Allan Kingdom and Theophilus London, both adding verses to the track. The song is expertly produced (as you’d expect from Kanye), with a sound that sits somewhere between a My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy track such as “Monster” and a something off Yeezus, say “Black Skinhead.” The last bits of this song are hands down the most interesting, and yes, whistling you hear at the end, that’s credited to Sir Paul McCartney, taken from a track of his called “When The Wind Is Blowing.” This one hits hard.

Stream “All Day” below. It’s also available to purchase on iTunes.

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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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