The patient people of the United States have been given several tastes of Flume‘s breakout debut record, and now we’re pleased to present the full meal. Complex has the whole album streaming on their site; check it out and see what all the commotion is about. Just a few tracks deep, you should recognize what led to this exciting new artists’ album going gold in his native Australia, as well as selling out his first show in London well in advance. Also, UK dance music powerhouse MixMag has the premiere of a new remix of album highlight “Left Alone,” done up by London maximalist producer Bobby Tank. Flume is out Feb. 19th on Mom+Pop.
Flume’s “Holdin On” stream
Flume’s “Star Eyes” mp3
Flume’s “Bring You Down” feat. George Maple stream
Flume’s “Sleepless, feat. Jessabell Doran” video
Flume’s “Left Alone” feat. Chet Faker video
Tags: White Lung
Vancouver’s furious yet melodic punk band White Lung, kick off their Spring tour this March with major city dates that include SXSW, Tree Fort Music Fest, Middle of the Map Fest plus shows with Iceage, Pissed Jeans and Merchandise. Their second LP, Sorry(Deranged Records) was released last year and pushed the band to a wider audience receiving critical acclaim from SPIN, Pitchfork, Bitch and gained Rolling Stone’s “Top 10 Albums Of The Year” for 2012. Listen to Sorry here : Read more
Palms, the Los Angeles based quartet that features Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer from ISIS and Chino Moreno of the Deftones, will release their self-titled debut album on June 25 via Ipecac Recordings.
An audio clip of an early, unmastered mix of the song “Tropics” was recently played by Moreno on his online Mixlr broadcast and went viral shortly thereafter.
Palms was recorded and mixed by Aaron Harris and produced by Palms. The band recently put up a splash page at Palmsband.com.
The tour will start on March 28th in Oakland at The New Parish, and pass through Reno, Nevada City, Redway, and finish in Santa Cruz.
Get tickets for the show in your city:
March 28th – The New Parish, Oakland, CA
March 29th – Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
April 3rd – Miner’s Foundry, Nevada City, CA
April 4th – Mateel Community Center, Redway, CA
April 5th – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
It’s not #throwbackthursday, but check out the music video for “We Dont” featuring live footage of Zion I & The Grouch & Eligh compiled from Rock The Bells 2012!
Feb 28 Zion I Sister Bar Albuquerque, NM
Mar 1 Zion I Lift House Bar & Grill Red River, NM
Mar 2 Zion I Martini Tree Taos, NM
Mar 8 Zion I w/ Flosstradamus, Kendrick Lamar, Porter Robinson, Pretty Lights, & more Snowball Winter Park, CO
Mar 28 Zion I & The Grouch & Eligh w/ DJ Fresh & Alexander Spit The New Parish Oakland, CA
Mar 29 Zion I & The Grouch & Eligh w/ DJ Fresh & Alexander Spit Knitting Factory Reno, NV
April 4 Zion I & The Grouch & Eligh w/ DJ Fresh & Alexander Spit Mateel Community Center Redway, CA
April 5 Zion I & The Grouch & Eligh w/ DJ Fresh & Alexander Spit Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
April 5 Zion I & The Grouch & Eligh w/ DJ Fresh & Alexander Spit Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
April 6 Zion I V Elements San Diego, CA
May 30 Zion I w/ Snoop Lion, Zeds Dead, SOJA, Rebelution, RJD2, Gramatik & more Wakarusa 2013 Ozark, MO
Tags: Kilo Kish
Kilo Kish is proud to share her long-awaited multimedia project, K+ via her website kilokish.com. K+ functions not only as a mixtape but also as a living document of the collaborative process of making music. As Kish says “This is in an attempt to purposely highlight our imperfections and reject the finality of ‘the finished product’. We are all always working and making changes and my project represents this elementary idea.” To bring this concept to life, Kish designed a physical space filled with notes, drafts, and inspirations from the creative process. Kish also has shared a short video here that synthesizes her unique artistic vision and functions as an introduction to the world of K+. The end result is the carefully curated K+ mixtape which includes contributions from over 25 artists including Earl Sweatshirt, Star Slinger, Childish Gambino, CRONOS, SBTRKT, A$AP Ferg, The Internet, Flatbush Zombies, Nick Hook, Vince Staples, and more.
Tags: Team Spirit
In a world of wonky tumblr-wave nonsense and no-talent bedroom synth acts, sometimes you need to pick up a guitar. Ayad Al Adhamy started Team Spirit in Brooklyn without much of a plan in mind: In his mid-twenties, he’d already logged time on the road with Passion Pit, and his indie label Black Bell Records was picking up steam. But his guitar was gathering dust.
Ayad needed a band, quickly, so he pulled in his old roommate Roman Tobias Pettigrew, who’d just returned from LA after leaving a real-life cult called The People’s Church of Animal Town (Google it, it’s for real).
The pair recruited Mike Addesso and Cosmo Kilburn DiGiulio, and by the time they played their first show the quartet already had a five-track EP of splashy, crunchy power-pop, plus a bizarre video for “F*ck The Beach,” put together by the fantastically talented Swedish animators Hannes and Johannes.
“When they sent me the treatment for the ‘F*ck The Beach’ video,” Ayad recalls, “Hannes and Johannes’ script started off with us entering a vagina and exiting through a penis. Obviously we told them to do whatever they wanted.”
The band began to make a name for itself, touring In October 2012, Team Spirit upped the ante and signed to VICE Records to release a five-song self-titled ten-inch. Inspired by Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, the band linked back up with Hannes and Johannes to produce a handful of animated videos to accompany each track on the record.
Team Spirit’ EP Tracklisting
01 Jesus He’s Alright!
02 MRDR It’s Ok
03 F*ck The Beach
04 Teenage Love
Tags: Emily King
Are you the type of music listener like me that could get lost discovering new artists through artists you already love? During one of my sleuthing digital excursions, I found Emily King through a search on one of my favorite R&B artists and have been rocking her Seven EP and East Side Story album non-stop ever since. After “burning a hole through the digital copies” of these pieces (yes, I eventually cheesily told her this when I met her), I was eager to hear her live. Luckily living in a place where I normally don’t have to wait long for my favorite artists to play, I attended her last sold-out show of her latest tour at the Hotel Café.
As soon as I walked in, I sensed a comfortably chill vibe tone set. Emily Elbert started the show with a joke that we couldn’t escape Emilys as Emily King recently toured with Emeli Sandé. Performing four songs including an Al Green cover, she made me an instant fan. Emily King then took the stage and opened her set with one of my favorites, “Down”. Working through an assortment of songs from both Seven and East Side Story during her 45 min set while doing her trademark slide dance throughout, she charmingly navigated through some tech issues and rolled with it. The audience didn’t seem to mind as they were singing and dancing along especially during her Isley Brothers cover, “Work To Do”. The crowd and I rocked with “E’s melodies” and so should you.
Vancouver metal mavens, 3 Inches Of Blood has announced a co-headlining North American tour alongside blackened thrashers Goatwhore. The tour brings 23 days of menacing metal to the masses and will make a memorable stop in Worcester, MA for the infamous New England Metal & Hardcore Festival on April 20th. Making their triumphant return from defending the traditions of heavy metal at sea on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, 3 Inches Of Blood will continue to support their fifth studio album, LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL on this forthcoming tour. The music video for “Metal Woman” from the current release can be seen below along with the complete list of tour dates.
Tags: Delicate Steve
NY-based multi-instrumentalist Delicate Steve (Steve Marion) has announced new US tour dates behind his critically acclaimed sophomore album, Positive Force, out now on Luaka Bop. Commencing on February 21 at Wesleyan University, the tour will include several appearances at SXSW 2013, as well as performances at Savannah Stopover and Treefort Music Festivals.
Delicate Steve is currently in the studio working on his followup to Positive Force. This past year saw his first European tour, including a sold-out London show, and performances with Sigur Rós, and Omar Rodriguez Lopez (The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In). Touring behind the album all last year, the band has shared the stage with Girl Talk, Givers, Yeasayer, tUnE-yArDs, and more. Positive Force was uniquely introduced, as ten bands including Yeasayer, tUnE-yArDs, Ra Ra Riot and Givers premiered a different track from the album across their social media channels. The album stream followed the band’s public installation listening event where playbutton devices housing one of Positive Force’s ten songs were placed in ten locations across Brooklyn and Manhattan. Read more
2013 is shaping up to be a year of epic live pairings for IO ECHO. The LA industrial-tinged duo of Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross just wrapped up a string of dates with indie powerhouses Bloc Party and are now gearing up to hit the road once more, this time with iconic 90s alt outfit Garbage. The tour will traverse Eastern US and Canada throughout March and April, kicking off in New York at Terminal 5. Already having amassed the adoration of major industry names, IO ECHO were hand picked by Trent Reznor to open for Nine Inch Nails at the band’s last ever tour show and opened for No Doubt in Los Angeles last November. They also created a soundtrack for indie film guru Harmony Korine last year.
IO ECHO will be touring in support of and in conjunction with their upcoming debut LP Ministry of Love out via IAMSOUND on April 2. The twosome’s incomparable sound that draws from early 90s industrial, hazy pop and Eastern Classical orchestration (Japanese Koto and Chinese violin) has garnered accolades from NPR, Interview, Bullett, Nylon, Stereogum, Dazed & Confused, Paper, I-D, Dummy and more.