Tags: Passion Pit
Passion Pit is set to launch “Carried Away,” the second single off their critically acclaimed album Gossamer. Today the band released the track’s official music video directed by sibling-duo Brewer (Alt –J, Purity Ring, War on Drugs), starring actress Sophia Bush and Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos. “The music video was shot in Los Angeles and tells the story of a love/hate relationship through a playful Godard- inspired narrative that follows the couple throughout their home,” explains director-duo Brewer.
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have shared a clip for the title track to last year’s Lost Songs. The video collage shows the band’s 2012 tour around the world– in 125 seconds, there’s footage of the band in three continents and nearly 20 countries.
And speaking of world travel… the band is touring the UK and Europe through the spring.
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail Of Dead are thrilled to premiere the globe-hopping video for the title-track of their latest studio album Lost Songs with Pitchfork. The video was filmed while the band were on tour during 2012, and sees them travelling around the world in the tracks 125-second duration. Trail of Dead continue their world tour in support of their latest critically acclaimed full-length studio album Lost Songs (October 2012 / Superball). The band is about to begin a short run of intimate UK shows, culminating in an NME Awards show with The Cribs.
Rocklahoma celebrates its seventh year May 24, 25 and 26 with a stellar rock lineup not to be missed. Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains and Korn will headline the three-day camping festival which features the top current active rock artists and classic bands at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. Rocklahoma is proud to be presented by Bud Light. You can read our coverage from last year here and here.
The initial list of performers for America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party includes: Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Korn, Bush, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Papa Roach, Skillet, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Asking Alexandria, Ratt, Halestorm, Device (with David Draiman), All That Remains, Escape the Fate, Dokken, Clutch, Motionless In White, Big Wreck, The Sword, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Mindset Evolution, Heaven’s Basement, We As Humans, American Fangs, O’Brother, and more.
DOWN ANNOUNCES MAY HEADLINE TOUR DATES
DOWN IV PART 1 TO BE RELEASED ON VINYL FEBRUARY 26
Heavy metal icon collective DOWN has announced that they will perform a handful of headline dates this May. Kicking things off on May 23 in Birmingham, AL – the band will stop in 7 cities in the Southeast including Baltimore’s Maryland Deathfest, and wrap things up with a hometown show in New Orleans on May 31. Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 16 and include VIP Packages with opportunities to meet the band and hang out at soundcheck. For more information, visit DOWN-NOLA.com. Read more
Tags: Electric Guest
Electric Guest is comprised of Asa Taccone (brother of The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone) and Matthew Compton, plus a supporting cast of live players. The band began in earnest when Asa’s brother introduced him via phone to Danger Mouse, sparking a musical relationship that developed organically into Danger Mouse producing the 10 songs that were unveiled to the world in April 2012 as Mondo.
They have a new video from their current release, Mondo. The choreography-intensive clip is racking up rave reviews in addition to YouTube views. The dance-heavy video is an homage to Lars Von Trier’s film Dogville, which was inspired by the US’ 1929 financial crisis. Shot in Paris, “The Bait” was directed by Jonas & Francois, and choreographed by the French duo I Could Never Be A Dancer.
Electric Guest has toured relentlessly, been hailed by MTV as an Artist to Watch, been nominated for an MTVu Woodie, and had its praises sung by the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Nylon, Time Out New York, Blackbook, Filter and more.
“Winking falsetto and retro swagger… the best new micro-genre of the season – Entertainment Weekly
“Exquisitely catchy retropop. The band is quickly moving toward mainstream status… catch them while you can.” – Time Out New York
“It’s rare that you come across an unknown band with such raw, unbridled talent and well-constructed songs… you’ll understand that this may be the beginning of something truly great.” – Blackbook
While I may be insanely passionate about good ROCK music, I’m apparently not much of a prognosticator. I did up this GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year preview prior to what host LL Cool J would claim as the best show ever…and then proceeded to snooze during most of it. Oh, I was up for The Black Keys absolutely killing it with Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and of course Jack White pulling double duty with the Peacocks and Buzzards. Mumford & Sons taking home the big prize was definitely a surprise. Not to mention a let-down, at least in my opinion. Read on to find out what else I thought of the five who were competing for the same hono(u)r.
The San Francisco-based duo Painted Palms premiere B-side “Click” on Consequence of Sound. The track will be released on their upcoming Carousel 7″, out March 5 on Polyvinyl Records.
The physical release will be limited to 500 copies.
Today also marks the start of the band’s U.S. tour with New Zealand’s Ruby Suns. Full list of tour dates below.
LISTEN TO ICEAGE’S NEW ALBUM, YOU’RE NOTHING (OUT FEB. 19
ON MATDOR), VIA PITCHFORK ADVANCE
You’re Nothing, the sophomore album by Copenhagen’s Iceage and first on Matador, presents 4 young men – Jakob Tvilling Pless (bass), Dan Kjær Nielsen (drums), Elias Bender Rønnenfelt (vocals/guitar), and Johan Suurballe Wieth (guitar) – adding to the anxiety and tension that made their debut album, New Brigade, so compelling. But now, just over 2 years later, they’re challenging their raging emotions instead of simply expressing them. This is the sound of a band pushing their singular mix of punk, Goth, hardcore, and post-punk to even further extremes without any compromises. It’s overwhelming how many ways Iceage has found to write the short aggressive rock song, and exciting to contemplate where they could be three years from now at the age of 23. Stream Iceage’s You’re Nothing now in its entirety via Pitchfork Advance, and catch the band live all over North America this spring.
“louder and looser than thy were on 2011′s New Brigade, but frighteningly more focused”
- Pitchfork [Best New Track]
“The hoarse uplift of New Brigade’s most civilian-friendly fist raisers returns, but with an upgraded arsenal’s laser-guided precision. Clamoring drum breaks and shoegaze-warped guitar fills bolster the band’s now-familiar breakneck assault, which still might leave you out of breath.” – SPIN
“[Iceage's] follow-up, You’re Nothing, is much more dense and complex. Most songs still clock in under three minutes, but there’s a new sense heaviness to their music-a sort of adult exhaustion that throws direct emotion out the window in favor of complex self-deprecation and ragged yowls.” – The FADER
Tags: The Thermals
On Monday, February 11, SPIN premiered an MP3 of The Thermals new song “Born To Kill” along with a lyric video for the track. The song is from the band’s new album Desperate Ground out April 16 on Saddle Creek. “Born To Kill” is the perfect introduction to The Thermals’ brilliantly sick and twisted new LP Desperate Ground. Uncommonly dark and yet epically fun, the song is an unapologetic ode to a nation of killers, an anthem for a world perpetually at war. “Born To Kill” is the first track on Desperate Ground, and the last song you need to hear before you die.
Tags: Cloud cult
Cloud Cult has just debuted their new song “Good Friend” on MTV Buzzworthy!
“On ‘Good Friend,’ the indie act welcomes us with some very Polyphonic Spree-meets-Arcade Fire sounds of laughter, devil-may-care handclaps, and Friday night revelry…”
A cosmological pop band led by an organic farmer from Minnesota, Cloud Cult has developed a passionate following over a decade with its mesmerizing music, lush live shows (including two live painters), and strong ecological commitment. Read more