Monday 4 February 2013

Out This Week - 4th February 2012

Pond - Tortoise

We're not quite sure how Kevin Parker does it. In 2012 he was involved in three of the most acclaimed albums of the year by Tame Impala, Melody's Echo Chamber and Pond respectively. So much for lazy stoners. Apparently Pond have two more albums ready to go already, we're guessing awesome psych behemoth and free download 'Giant Tortoise' will be appearing on one of them.

Download 'Giant Tortoise' for free by heading here

Pond's website

Matthew E White - Big Love

There have been a couple of bands involving Matthew E White before he reverted to his real name. You may know his work with either Fight the Big Bull or The Great White Jenkins. Now he releases his debut solo album 'Big Inner', bringing us a whole different kind of psychedelia, mixing it with funk and the chilled madness of the Beta Band. Single 'Big Love' is a stunning example.

Matthew E White's website

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Catch him live:

WED 3 APRIL La Flèche d'Or Paris, France
THU 4 APRIL Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
FRI 5 APRIL Motel Mozaique Rotterdam, Netherlands
SAT 6 APRIL Paradiso Upstairs Amsterdam, Netherlands
MON 8 APRIL Kaserne Basel Basel, Switzerland
TUE 9 APRIL Ziegel Oh Lac Zürich, Switzerland
WED 10 APRIL Nouveau Monde Fribourg, Switzerland
THU 11 APRIL Hiroshima Mon Amour Turin, Italy
FRI 12 APRIL Teatro Franco Parenti Milan, Italy
MON 15 APRIL Strom Linienclub Munich, Germany
WED 17 APRIL Privatclub Berlin, Germany
THU 18 APRIL Knust Hamburg, Germany
FRI 19 APRIL Gebäude 9 Cologne, Germany
SUN 21 APRIL Thekla Bristol, UK
WED 24 APRIL The Arches Glasgow, UK
THU 25 APRIL Sound Control Manchester, UK
FRI 26 APRIL Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre London, UK
THU 23 MAY – SUN 26 MAY Primavera Sound Festival 2013 Barcelona, Spain

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Holy Roller

California-based folk-rock group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down slip slightly more towards an indie sound with this free single. 'Holy Roller' is taken from their fifth album 'We The Common' which is out this week. This particular track almost dips into the psychedelic itself with that plucked guitar vying for space with a throbbing 60s-style groove.

Download 'Holy Roller' for free by heading here

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's website

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Catch them live:

Feb 05 Fingerprints Records in-store Long Beach, CA Free
Feb 06 Amoeba Records in-store San Francisco, CA Free
Feb 08 Sonic Boom Records in-store Seattle, WA Free
Feb 09 Jackpot Records in-store Portland, OR Free
Mar 01 Blue Lamp Sacramento, CA
Mar 02 Noise Pop 2013 San Francisco, CA
Mar 05 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Mar 06 Fortune Sound Club Vancouver, Canada
Mar 07 Neumos Seattle, WA
Mar 08 Neurolux Boise, ID
Mar 09 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 11 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Mar 16 Fitzgerald's Houston, TX
Mar 17 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Mar 18 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
Mar 19 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
Mar 20 Black Cat Washington, DC
Mar 22 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Mar 23 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Mar 24 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Mar 27 Lee's Palace Toronto, Canada
Mar 28 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 29 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Mar 30 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
Mar 31 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
Apr 01 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
Apr 02 Mission Creek Festival Iowa City, IA
Apr 03 Record Bar Kansas City, MO
Apr 05 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Apr 06 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Apr 07 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Apr 08 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA

Elephant Stone - Sally Go Round The Sun

It feels like we've waited a lifetime for the self-titled album from Canadians Elephant Stone, the follow-up to their self released 'Seven Stones' LP in 2009. 'Love The Sinner Hate The Sin' was fantastic, 'Heavy Moon' was fantastic, and the next track unveiled from the album, out today, is the brilliant swirling psychedelia of 'Sally Go Round The Sun'.

Elephant Stone's website

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Catch them live:

FRI 8 FEBRUARY La Petite Boîte Noire Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
THU 14 FEBRUARY Le Cercle Québec, QC, Canada
FRI 15 FEBRUARY Divan Orange Montreal, QC, Canada
SAT 16 MARCH Brazos Hall Austin, TX, US
THU 21 MARCH El Mocambo Toronto, ON, Canada
THU 4 APRIL Georgia Theatre Athens, GA, US
FRI 5 APRIL The Orange Peel Asheville, NC, US
SAT 6 APRIL Black Cat Washington, DC, US
SUN 7 APRIL Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA, US
MON 8 APRIL Webster Hall New York, NY, US
WED 10 APRIL The Bell House Brooklyn, NY, US
THU 11 APRIL Royale Boston, MA, US
SAT 13 APRIL Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON, Canada
MON 15 APRIL Magic Stick Detroit, MI, US
TUE 16 APRIL Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Cleveland, OH, US
WED 17 APRIL Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH, US
FRI 19 APRIL Vic Theatre Chicago, IL, US
SAT 20 APRIL Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN, US
SUN 21 APRIL The Waiting Room Omaha, NE, US
MON 22 APRIL Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS, US
WED 24 APRIL Club Dada Dallas, TX, US
SUN 28 APRIL Austin Psych Fest 2013 Austin, TX, US


Veronica Falls - Broken Toy

Personally I was slightly disappointed with the debut album from London indie/fuzz-pop band Veronica Falls. No such problems with their second album 'Waiting For Something To Happen'. In fact it was a close call as to which track got the nod as OROTW, there were several contenders. In the end it was a close call between 'Buried Alive' and 'Broken Toy' with the latter winning by a nose, purely on the virtue of being one of the most lovably melodic and catchy indiepop songs to have been released for a while. Really though, it's worth investigating the whole album, it's a corker.

Veronica Falls' website

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Catch them live:

1 – Teatro Lara, Madrid
2 – Gazteszena, Donosti, San Sebastian

6 - Rough Trade East, London (In-Store)
8 – Shoreditch Church, London
14 – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
15 – Brudenell, Leeds
25 – Harley, Sheffield
26 – CAA, Glasgow
27 – Cluny, Newcastle

6 - Black Cat, Washington DC *
7 – Johnny Brendas, Philadelphia, PA *
8 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY *
9 – Great Scott, Boston, MA *
10 – Divan Orange, Montreal*
12 – The Garrison, Toronto, ON *
13 – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH *
14 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL *
15 – High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI *
16 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN *
18 – Hi-Dive, Denver, CO
21 – Tractor, Seattle, WA ^
22 – Media Club, Vancouver, BC #
23 – Doug Fir, Portland, OR ^
26 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA^
29 – The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA ^
30 – Casbah, San Diego, CA ^

(* w/ Cold Showers, ^ w/ Brilliant Colors & Golden Grrrls, # w/ Brilliant Colors)

16 - The Fleece, Bristol
17 - Kazimer, Liverpool
18 - Whelans, Dublin
19 - Voodoo, Belfast
20 - Deaf Institute, Manchester
23 - Islington Assembly Hall, London
24 - La Peniche, Lille
25 - Nouveau Casino, Paris
26 - Noumatrouff, Mullhouse
27 - Le Sonic, Lyon
28 - Bad Bonn, Dudingen
30 - Mascotte, Zurich

2 - Arena, Vienna
3 - orangehouse @ Feierwerk, Munich
4 – Merlin, Stuttgart
5 - Beatpol, Dresden
6 - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin
8 - Molotow, Hamburg
9 - Debaser, Malmo
10 – Pop Revo Festival, Aarhus
14 - AB Box, Brussels
15 - Paradiso, Amsterdam

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