Monday 18 March 2013

Out This Week - 18th March 2013

Colleen Green - Heavy Shit

Heading straight for some fuzz-rock this week courtesy of the new album from Colleen Green, an artist who seems to be in a fairly prolific mood at the moment. 'Heavy Shit' is taken from her new album 'Sock It To Me' and is a short, buzzing ball of energy that mixes punk and the later alt-rock effects specialists together for instant guitar thrills. Digital release this week, physical on the 25th.

Free download: 'Heavy Shit'
(Right click, save as)

Colleen Green's website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Catch her live:

April 4: San Diego CA @ The Void w/ WIDOWSPEAK
April 5: Tucson AZ @ Topaz w/ WIDOWSPEAK
April 6: El Paso, TX  @ The Lovesprout
April 8: McAllen, TX  @ Simon Sez
April 9: Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas w/ CHEAP CURLS
April 10: Little Rock, AR  @ TBA
April 11: Oxford MS  @ Lamar Lounge
April 12: Murray KY  @ Terrapin Station
April 13: Nashville TN @ The Stone Fox w/ NIGHTMARE BOYZZZ, NATURAL CHILD
April 15: Atlanta GA @ 529
April 16: Columbia SC @ Jessica Oliver’s House
April 17: Bristol TN @ Machiavelli’s
April 18: Harrisonburg VA @ My Mansion
April 19: Washington DC @ Judy’s
April 20: Philadelphia PA @ JR’s
April 21: Brooklyn NY @ Death by Audio
April 25: Boston MA @ Radio
April 26: Montreal QB @ TBA
April 27: Ottawa ON @ Pressed
April 28: Toronto ON @ The Shop at Parts and Labour
April 29: Detroit MI @ TBA
April 30: Columbus OH@ Ace of Cups
May 1: Lexington KY @ Al’s Sidecar
May 2: Bloomington IN @ Bishop Bar w/ JAILL
May 3: Chicago IL @ TBA w/ JAILL
April 4: Milwaukee WI @ Hotel Foster w/ JAILL
May 5: Duluth MN @ TBA
April 6: Minneapolis MN @ Memory Lanes
May 7: Omaha NE @ TBA
May 9: Denver CO @ TBA
May 10: Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Haus
May 11: Boise ID @ TBA
May 12: Moscow ID @ TBA
May 13: Seattle WA @ Heartland w/ WHITE FANG
May 14: Vancouver BC @ TBA
May 15: Portland OR @ TBA w/ WHITE FANG
May 16: Eugene, OR @ TBA
May 17: San Francisco CA @ TBA
May 18: Los Angeles CA @ TBA

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Returning

The career of Spiritualized-obsessed fuzz-rock titans Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has had its ups and downs, both musically and personally. If we're to judge new album 'Spector At The Feast' by recent single 'Let The Day Begin' and the possibly even better slow-burning track 'Returning' then it all points to them being in "up" mode at the moment. Gorgeous stuff.

You can stream, purchase and download the 'Let The Day Begin' EP which features 'Returning' all from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's website

Catch them live:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Magazzini Generali w/ TRANSFER
Monday 17th March at 8:00pm Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR w/ TRANSFER
Tuesday 18th March at 8:00pm HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR, Turin, Italy
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Komplex AG w/ TRANSFER
Wednesday 19th March at 8:00pm Komplex AG, Zürich, Switzerland
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Paradiso Main Hall w/ TRANSFER
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8:00pm Paradiso Main Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Academy w/ TRANSFER
Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 8:00pm Academy, Leeds, United Kingdom
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Ancienne Belgique / AB w/ TRANSFER
Monday, April 1, 2013 at 9:00pm Ancienne Belgique / AB, Brussels, Belgium
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Den Atelier w/ TRANSFER
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:00pm Den Atelier, Ny, Belgium
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Gasometer w/ TRANSFER
Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 9:00pm Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Tonhalle w/ TRANSFER
Friday, April 5, 2013 at 9:00pm Tonhalle, Munich, Germany
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Columbiahalle w/ TRANSFER
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 9:00pm Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Grosse Frelheit 36 w/ TRANSFER
Monday, April 8, 2013 at 9:00pm Grosse Frelheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Live Music Hall w/ TRANSFER
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 9:00pm Live Music Hall,Cologne, Germany
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ 9:30 Club w/ Bass Drum of Death
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 9:00pm 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Sasquatch Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 9:00pm Sasquatch Festival, Seattle, WA
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ THE OBSERVATORY w/ thenewno2
Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 9:00pm

Woodkid - The Golden Age

French artist Woodkid is something of a jack of all trades, having made quite a name for himself as a video director (he's worked with Lana Del Rey and has a Grammy nomination for one of his own songs) but 'The Golden Age' is his debut full-length. The title track will instantly bring Antony & The Johnsons to mind due to its vocal and piano-led nature, but it's a great, epic tune nonetheless.

Woodkid's website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Catch him live:

SAT 06 APR Woodkid
Motel Mozaique Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
WED 10 APR Woodkid
Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan, Italy
THU 11 APR Woodkid
Auditorium, Rome, Italy
FRI 12 APR Woodkid
Kaufleuten, Zürich, Switzerland
SAT 13 APR Woodkid
Stadthalle Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
MON 15 APR Woodkid
Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
TUE 16 APR Woodkid
Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
FRI 26 APR Woodkid, Villagers, Lou Doillon
Le Printemps de Bourges 2013, Bourges, France
SUN 28 APR Woodkid, Archive, Benjamin Biolay, La Femme
Festival Des Artefacts 2013, Strasbourg, France

Youth Lagoon - Dropla

Trevor Powers' latest release under his Youth Lagoon guise has been reeling in the good reviews, and from what we've heard so far it's difficult to contest them. Single 'Dropla' is the kind of experimental and slightly quirky alternative pop music that it takes genuine imagination and talent to create. It's on new album 'Wondrous Bughouse' which is out this week.

Youth Lagoon's website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album


Smith Westerns - Varsity

Chicago group Smith Westerns just keep going from strength to strength. Their debut album was quite good, their second, 'Dye It Blonde' was excellent, and now they've announced details of a third, 'Soft Will', for June. The first track taken from it is this fabulous piece of sunkissed indie/garage/pop that piles in plenty of melody and interesting sounds and generally has us getting excited that the new record may well be the best yet. 'Varsity' is a near perfect example of its genre.

Smith Westerns' website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

Apr 14 Coachella Indio, CA
Apr 16 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Apr 21 Coachella Indio, CA

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