Monday, 3 March 2014

Out This Week - 3rd March 2014

Nothing - Bent Nail


Since hearing the single 'Dig' last summer, we've had our scuzz-loving ears on shoegaze types Nothing, and recently the Philadelphia band put the second single from their debut album 'Guilty Of Everything' online. 'Bent Nail' is essentially more of the same, and that's exactly what we were hoping for. If we had to pick, this one would be our favourite though. The album is out this week.



Nothing's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Mar 03 Black Cat, Washington, DC Tickets
Mar 04 The Camel, Richmond, VA Tickets
Mar 05 Emerald Lounge, Asheville, NC  
Mar 06 Savannah Stopover Music Festival, Savannah, GA  
Mar 07 The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA  
Mar 08 Bottletree Cafe, Birmingham, AL
Mar 10 Circle Bar, New Orleans, LA  
Mar 11 Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA  
Mar 12 SXSW Relapse Showcase, Austin, TX  
Mar 14 Ground Control SXSW Party, Austin, TX  
Mar 16 CLUB DADA & THREE LINKS, Dallas, TX
Mar 17 Proud Larry’s, Oxford, MS  
Mar 18 Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL  
Mar 19 The Gold Bar, Baltimore, MD  
Mar 20 St Vitus, New York, NY





Jagwar Ma - Uncertainty


Given that Australia has arguably led the way when it comes to psychedelia getting a look in with the national music press of late, it's a good move on Jagwar Ma's part to make sure that their brand incorporated much more. From debut album 'Howlin'', 'Uncertainty' uses more electronic textures and gives a dancier feel which really sets them apart. It's great when bands have plenty of tricks to use, and this is one such group.



Jagwar Ma's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Mar 13 Red Bull @ The Belmont, Austin, TX
Mar 16 Dan's Silverleaf, Dallas, TX
Mar 18 Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX
Mar 20 Armando Records, Bogota, Colombia
Mar 22 Centro de Eventos Cerro Bellavista, Santiago, Chile
Mar 24 Niceto Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mar 27 Audio, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mar 28 Miranda, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Apr 01 The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
Apr 04 Supporting Phantogram at Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 05 Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, Columbus, OH
Apr 06 Snowball Festival, Denver, CO
Apr 09 Beauty Bar, Las Vegas, NV
Apr 11 Coachella, Indio, CA
Apr 14 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Apr 16 SoHo Music Club, Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 18 Coachella, Indio, CA
May 08 Whelans, Dublin, Ireland
May 10 Manchester Academy 2, Manchester, United Kingdom
May 11 The Cockpit, Leeds, United Kingdom
May 13 Library, The Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 14 Electric Brixton, London, United Kingdom
May 17 Botanique, Sint-Joost-Ten-Node, Belgium
May 18 Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 23 Les3éléphants, Laval, France
May 25 Le Grand Mix, Lille, France
May 29 Primavera, Barcelona, Spain
Jun 01 Plaza, Zurich, Switzerland
Jun 07 Field Day, London, United Kingdom
Jul 19 Dour Festival, Dour, Belgium
Jul 20 Melt Festival, Berlin, Germany
Jul 25 The Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon, United Kingdom





The Mary Onettes - Naive Dream 


It's hard to believe that Sweden's The Mary Onettes formed way back in 2000, such has been their constant and steady rise. They crept up on the world quietly. When you do discover them, you notice that they've been amazingly consistent throughout that time and produced some wonderful, occasionally gothic sounding dreampop and indiepop. Check out 'Naive Dream' from new mini album 'Portico'.



The Mary Onettes' website

Buy the album





We Are Scientists - Make It Easy


Californian duo (formerly a trio) We Are Scientists also formed in 2000, and throughout their career they've given us some pretty good albums, and on those have been peppered some truly ace singles. New LP 'TV En Frainçais' is out today along with single 'Make It Easy', a track that starts off as though it's going to be a little mundane, but then they kick into the second half with some killer choruses and all is well.



Stream 'TV En Frainçais' on We Are Scientists' website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Mar 05 ROUGH TRADE EAST, London, United Kingdom
Mar 06 Truck Store, Oxford, United Kingdom
Mar 06 O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Mar 07 Fopp, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Mar 07 Junction, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Mar 08 Jumbo Records, Leeds, United Kingdom
Mar 08 Stylus, Leeds, United Kingdom
Mar 09 Ritz, Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 11 Academy, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Mar 12 ABC, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 13 Rock City, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 15 Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 16 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom
Mar 17 University, Southampton, United Kingdom
Mar 19 Academy, Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 20 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom
Mar 22 Bitterzoet w/PAWS, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 23 Knust w/PAWS, Hamburg, Germany
Mar 24 Lido w/PAWS, Berlin, Germany
Mar 26 Flex w/ PAWS, Vienna, Austria
Mar 27 Ampere w/PAWS, Munich, Germany
Mar 28 M4 Music Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 30 Luxor w/PAWS, Cologne, Germany
Mar 31 La Maroquinerie w/PAWS, Paris, France
Apr 02 INDEPENDANCE CLUB w/PAWS, Madrid, Spain
Apr 03 Music Hall w/PAWS, Barcelona, Spain
Apr 04 Kafe Antzokia w/PAWS, Bilbao, Spain
Apr 05 Gijon Sound Festival w/PAWS, Gijon, Spain
Apr 15 The Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA
Apr 16 Boot & Saddle w/PAWS, Philadelphia, PA
Apr 17 Black Cat w/PAWS, Washington, DC
Apr 18 Bowery Ballroom w/PAWS, New York, NY
Apr 19 Brighton Music Hall w/PAWS, Boston, MA
Apr 20 Il Motore w/PAWS, Montreal, Canada
Apr 22 Lee's Palace w/PAWS, Toronto, Canada
Apr 23 Grog Shop w/PAWS, Cleveland Heights, OH
Apr 24 The Basement w/PAWS, Columbus, OH
Apr 25 Lincoln Hall w/PAWS, Chicago, IL
Apr 26 7th Street Entry w/PAWS, Minneapolis, MN
Apr 28 Larimer Lounge w/PAWS, Denver, CO
Apr 29 Kilby Court w/PAWS, Salt Lake City, UT
May 01 Doug Fir Lounge w/PAWS, Portland, OR
May 02 Electric Owl w/PAWS, Vancouver, Canada
May 03 Crocodile w/PAWS, Seattle, WA
May 06 The Catalyst w/PAWS, Santa Cruz, CA
May 07 Independent w/PAWS, San Francisco, CA
May 08 Constellation Room w/PAWS, Santa Ana, CA
May 09 Troubadour w/PAWS, Los Angeles, CA
May 10 Casbah w/PAWS, San Diego, CA
May 11 Rhythm Room w/PAWS, Phoenix, AZ
May 14 Club Dada w/PAWS, Dallas, TX
May 15 Red 7 w/PAWS, Austin, TX
May 16 Fitzgeralds w/PAWS, Houston, TX
May 17 Spanish Moon w/PAWS, Baton Rouge, LA
May 18 The Earl w/PAWS, Atlanta, GA
May 19 Kings Barcade w/PAWS, Raleigh, NC
May 20 The Blind Tiger w/PAWS, Greensboro, NC
May 28 Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
May 29 The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia
May 30 The Factory Theatre, Sydney, Australia
May 31 Amplifier, Perth, Australia
Jul 12 T in the Park, Kinross, United Kingdom





OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK

When Nalda Became Punk - Song For Carrie Mathison


Well, depending on what dates you go on, we're either entering spring or will be before long, and let's face it, if you're reading this from the Northern Hemisphere then you'll have had a winter to forget (or more likely, that you'll unfortunately never forget). The weather may not have upped its game just yet, and the tonic for such conditions is often a good dose of joyous, sugar-rush indiepop. Well, you've come to the right place for that. Spanish trio When Nalda Became Punk release their new EP 'Indiepop or Whatever!' this week, and you can forget the "whatever" part of the equation. This is classic, irresistible melodic loveliness that makes the clouds part and the sun come out, filling the sky with invigorating rays of light and energy. Or it does in your mind anyway, and sometimes that can be enough.



When Nalda Became Punk's website

Stream or buy the EP

Catch them live:

8th March - Madrid Popfest 2014





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