Monday, 7 October 2013

Out This Week - 7th October 2013

of Montreal - She Ain't Speakin' Now


The long winding and currently very prolific career of Kevin Barnes and co.'s of Montreal continues with the release of new album 'Lousy With Sylvianbriar' this week. A few people have not been quite as fond of some of the band's recent attempts at new directions, but it's likely that the ace, rockier, '60s-influenced 'She Ain't Speakin' Now' will have most back on side.



of Montreal's website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Catch them live:

10/18/13 @ 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA
10/22/13 @ Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
10/23/13 @ U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
10/24/13 @ U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
10/25/13 @ Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
10/26/13 @ Middle East - Cambridge, MA
10/27/13 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
10/28/13 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY*
10/29/13 @ Beachland - Cleveland, OH*
10/30/13 @ Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL*
10/31/13 @ Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI*
11/01/13 @ Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN*
11/02/13 @ Waiting Room - Omaha, NE*
11/03/13 @ Marquis Theater - Denver, CO*
11/04/13 @ Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT*
11/05/13 @ Korah Shrine - Boise, ID*
11/06/13 @ Neomos - Seattle, WA*
11/07/13 @ Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR*
11/08/13 @ Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA*
11/09/13 @ Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA*
11/10/13 @ Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA*
11/11/13 @ Largo at The Coronet - Los Angeles, CA*
11/12/13 @ Club Congress - Tucson, AZ*
11/14/13 @ Trees - Dallas, TX*
11/15/13 @ Mohawk - Austin, TX*
11/16/13 @ Howlin' Wolf - New Orleans, LA*
11/17/13 @ Terminal West - Atlanta, GA*
* = w/ La Luz





High Hazels - Hearts Are Breaking


Sounding just like the classic, established songwriters they hope to become, young Sheffield quartet High Hazels release their debut single digitally this week, with vinyl to follow soon. Yeah it sounds great streaming, but this reverby, jangly, sentimental style of guitar-pop was made for vinyl, so get it now and pre-order the 7" too. We welcome another great new band.





High Hazels' website

Buy the single





Young Hysteria - Hearts Are Breaking


Australian Jimmy Hawk has drawn favourable comparisons to the likes of Elliott Smith and Jens Lekman in the past, and now as part of the band Young Hysteria he releases their first single, 'Hearts Are Breaking', a song that shares those influences and has also nicely blended in more harmonious songwriters from the past, giving something of a timeless feel.





Young Hysteria's website

'This Is Not A Love Song' is due any day now from First Love Records





Great Hare - Like Flowers


Gothenburg band Great Hare had done the whole band thing before back in the '90s. Some members had a fair degree off success, securing Peel sessions and so on, but life took over. Now a little older and fed up with that life and the day jobs, they've turned to music once again. 'Like Flowers' is the second single from their album 'Magic Is Hard Work', due in the spring, and is an impressive, swelling alt-rock track.



Great Hare's website

Buy the single





OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK

REVERE - These Halcyon Days


On first play it's not apparent just how good this epic indie tune really is. Despite having been in existence for several years, this is the first time we've featured London septet REVERE and it already feel like we've been missing out. New single 'These Halcyon Days' is one of those songs that starts off sounding great but becomes more grand and more brilliant as it goes on, until you reach the end and almost need to play it again. As post-punk/indie-rock goes, REVERE have got the whole huge song thing down to a tee. It's only just over three-minutes, but what a spectacular three minutes they are.



REVERE's website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

Oct 09 Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct 10 Paradiso Kleine Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 17 Dingwalls w/ Vuvuvultures, London, UK





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