Monday 14 January 2013

Out This Week - 14th January 2013

Brave Baby - Magic and Fire

It was all of two-and-a-bit weeks ago that we first mentioned South Carolina's Brave Baby as possibly being in possession of an early contender for one of this year's best debuts. Following on from free download 'Living In A Country', they present us with an even better piece of alt-rock in new single (and another free track) 'Magic and Fire', and that album, 'Forty Bells', is out this week.

Brave Baby's website

Stream or buy the album (from 15th Jan)

Dutch Uncles - Flexxin

Again it was within the last month that we began looking forward to the latest album from constantly improving Manchester band Dutch Uncles with their single 'Fester'. Well now the day of their third album 'Out of Touch in the Wild' is with us and you can get a free download of bubbly, poppy indie/pop track 'Flexxin' which reminds us a bit of Field Music for some reason.

Dutch Uncles' website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

 Jan 15 Rise Records Bristol, United Kingdom
 Jan 16 Rough Trade East London, United Kingdom
 Jan 17 McCluskys Kingston, United Kingdom
 Feb 05 Cluny (16+) Newcastle, United Kingdom
 Feb 06 The Art School Glasgow, United Kingdom
 Feb 07 Brudenell Social Club (14+) Leeds, United Kingdom
 Feb 08 The Kazimier Liverpool, United Kingdom
 Feb 09 Leadmill (14+) Sheffield, United Kingdom
 Feb 12 The Moon Club Cardiff, United Kingdom
 Feb 13 Green Door Store Brighton, United Kingdom
 Feb 14 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen London, United Kingdom
 Feb 15 Hare & Hounds Birmingham, United Kingdom
 Feb 16 Gorilla (14+) Manchester, United Kingdom

Camper Van Beethoven - Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out

Forever to be known for their classic 'Take The Skinheads Bowling', the thirty-year career of US alt-rockers Camper Van Beethoven has been a long and winding one. Inactive for the 1990s (while singer David Lowery was busy with Cracker) the past few years have seen a slight resurgence. Their latest album 'La Costa Perdida' is out on February 18th, and here's new single 'Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out'.

Camper Van Beethoven's website

Pre-order the album

Catch them live:

01/18 - Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven at World Cafe Live - Philadelphia PA
01/19 - Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven at Stage 48
01/20 - Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven at Middle East- Cambridge MA
01/23 - Camper Van Beethoven at Sky City - Augusta GA
01/24 -  Camper Van Beethoven at the 40-Watt Club - Athens GA
01/25 -  Camper Van Beethoven at The Grey Eagle - Asheville NC
01/26 -  Camper Van Beethoven at The Earl - Atlanta GA

Mr. Moccasin - Black On Black

Mr. Moccasin may be a small band from Baltimore but they deserve to be much more. Led by Azerbaijani singer and poet Hanna Badalova, they sometimes sing in English, sometimes in Russian. This week sees the release of a new album, 'XAHA' on Brooklyn label Bleek Records. Free download 'Black On Black' is an exquisite piece of experimental indie.

Mr. Moccasin's website

Stream or buy the album


Shout Out Louds - Walking In Your Footsteps

For many years one of the finest indie/pop bands in Sweden, it came as a slight surprise that they marked their return in December with slowie 'Blue Ice'. It wasn't that it was unusual for them to make a down-tempo tune, they've made many before, normally though, they mark their return with something a touch more upbeat. And now we get the first proper single from forthcoming new album 'Optica' which is released on February 26th. 'Walking In Your Footsteps' is more of what they do best, a melodic, poppy, hook-filled guitar song. Depending on your location it's out today (Sweden), last week (USA) or nearer the time the album drops (most places). Wherever you are, just press play and enjoy.

Shout Out Louds' website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

11 Mar New York (US) Music Hall of Williamsburg (+Little Children [SWE])
12 Mar Austin (US) SXSW 12-16 March
22 Mar Erlangen (DE) E-Werk
23 Mar Vienna (AT) WUK
24 Mar Zurich (CH) Xtra
25 Mar Karlsruhe (DE) Substage
26 Mar Frankfurt (DE) Gibson
27 Mar Cologne (DE) Live Music Hall
28 Mar Munich (DE) Muffathalle
30 Mar Berlin (DE) Astra Kulturhaus
2 Apr London (UK) The Lexington SOLD OUT
3 Apr Paris (FR)  Café de la Danse
6 Apr Stockholm (SE) Berns
9 Apr Copenhagen (DK) Lille Vega
10 Apr Oslo (NO) Parkteatret
11 Apr Göteborg (SE) Pustervik
12 Apr Malmö (SE) KB
7 May Washington D.C (US) 9:30 Club
8 May Philadelphia (US) Union Transfer
11 May Boston (US) Paradise
13 May Montreal (CAN) La Sala Rosa
14 May Toronto (CAN) The Opera House
15 May Detriot (US) The Magic Bag
16 May Chicago (US) Metro
17 May Minneapolis (US) Varsity Theater
22 May San Fransisco (US) Great American Music Hall
23 May Los Angeles (US) El Rey

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