Monday, 5 August 2013

Out This Week - 5th August 2013

Summer Cannibals - Wear Me Out


Portland's Summer Cannibals have come a long way since we gave them a band to check out feature last summer. At that point they were a duo, and have now evolved into a quartet (and even that's had some line-up changes). This week we get their debut album 'No Make Up' which is sounding every bit like they've lived up to that early promise. 'Wear Me Out' for example, is a top-drawer experimental indie/rock tune.



Summer Cannibals' website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

AUG 6 // PDX // RELEASE DAY IN STORE AT MUSIC MILLENIUM
AUG 9 // SACRAMENTO, CA // BOWS & ARROWS
AUG 10 // OAKLAND, CA // THE NIGHT LIGHT
AUG 11 // SANTA MONICA, CA // ALMOST HOLDEN
AUG 12 // LOS ANGLES, CA // ORIGAMI VINYL
AUG 15 // BELLINGHAM, WA // REDLIGHT





Barbarossa - Turbine


In the past Barbarossa has released records on other labels and been a member of Jose Gonzales' band, but new album 'Bloodlines' will be his first on the brilliant Memphis Industries label. His sound takes in a wide array of influences from soul, indie, R&B, rock and electro. You can hear a great example of this on free download and album sample track 'Turbine'.



Barbarossa's website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Catch him live:

Aug 06 UK, London, The Waiting Room
Sep 08 UK, Newport, Bestival
Sep 09 UK, Manchester, Castle
Sep 11 UK, Brighton, The Green Store Door
Sep 13 UK, London, Sebright Arms
Sep 19 The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso (upstairs)
Sep 21 France, Paris, Fleche d’or
Sep 22 Belgium, Brussels, Botanique (Witloof Bar)
Sep 24 Germany, Cologne, Studio 672
Sep 25 Germany, Stuttgart, Schocken
Sep 26 Germany, Frankfurt, Zoom
Sep 27 Germany, Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
Sep 28 Germany, Berlin, Berlin Independente Night





Black City Lights - Offering


The duo of Black City Lights are producer Calum Robb and vocalist Julie Catherine Parr, both from Wellington, New Zealand. 'Offering' is the pair's second proper single and is taken from their debut album 'Another Life'. There's a hint of Beach House in their dreamy beats and wonderful vocals that should see them become embraced by the dreampop community.



Download 'Offering' for free by heading here

Black City Lights' website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Thurs, Aug 22, darkroom, Christchurch, New Zealand
Fri, Aug 23, Puppies, Wellington, New Zealand
Satu, Aug 24, The Portland Public House, Auckland, New Zealand
Tues, Sept 3, The Mint LA, Los Angeles, California
Thurs, Sept 19, The Milk Bar, San Francisco, California






Dinosaur Bones - Spins In Circles


Toronto band Dinosaur Bones have big things expected from them following a well received debut album, and this week we get the follow-up, 'Shaky Dream' which includes free single 'Spins In Circles', a chilled and slightly experimental sounding piece of alt-rock that gets better and better with each play, inhabiting a world where The Strokes decided to morph into Pavement.



Download 'Spins In Circles for free by heading here

Dinosaur Bones' website

Steam the album in full

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Aug 20 Neat Coffee Shop, Burnstown, Canada  
Aug 21 Ritual, Ottawa, Canada  
Aug 22 Adelaide Hall, Toronto, Canada





OBLIGTORY RECORD OF THE WEEK

Pond - Xanman


I think we've all established the fact that Perth, Australia's Pond are very good at making psychedelic rock songs, we've also established that they're incredible prolific at it too, but this doesn't come at the expense of quality. 'Hobo Rocket' will be their fifth album since 2009 (not to mention EP and so on) and there's a sixth already in the works. You should, by now, have downloaded the album's first single, 'Giant Tortoise', and you may well be familiar with their current single 'Xanman'. If not, then here it is in all it's deep-psych, power-groove glory with accompanying messed up, head-spinning video.



Pond's website

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Buy the album





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