Monday 25 March 2013

Out This Week - 25th March 2013

Chvrches - Recover

With the difficulty in searching for some bands on the internet, it's a decent idea to alter things slightly. At least that's what we assume Scottish duo Chvrches had in mind with that name. Their EP 'Recover' is out this week and they've been getting some decent coverage in the run up to it. No wonder, the title-track is a thoroughly enjoyable piece of electro-pop.

Chvrches' website

Buy the EP

Catch them live:

Apr 19 Bergain, Berlin, Germany  
Apr 24 The Garage, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Apr 25 Corn Exchange w/ Two Door Cinema Club, Edinburgh, United Kingdom  
Apr 26 Civic Hall w/ Two Door Cinema Club, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom  
Apr 27 Alexandria Palace w/ Two Door Cinema Club, London, United Kingdom  
Apr 29 Village Underground London, United Kingdom
Apr 30 Nottingham Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, United Kingdom
May 01 Sound Control Manchester, United Kingdom
May 10 Botanique Sint Joost Ten Node, Belgium
May 11 Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany
May 12 Ampere, Munchen, Germany
May 14 Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg, Germany
May 15 Lido Berlin, Germany
May 16 Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany
May 18 The Great Escape, Brighton, United Kingdom
May 25 Field Day London, London, United Kingdom
May 27 Sasquatch! Music Festival George, WA
Jul 02 Hove Festival, Arendal, Norway
Jul 14 T in The Park, Balado, United Kingdom
Jul 19 Latitude Festival, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Jul 20 Melt! Festival, Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Aug 10 Summer Sonic, Tokyo, Japan
Aug 11 Summer Sonic, Osaka, Japan
Aug 16 Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 17 Lowlands Olland, Netherlands

Wild Leaves - Wind & Rain

Brooklyn-based dream-folk band Wild Leaves release their debut EP this week, seven songs written by five friends who moved from the Midwest. Made up of lovely harmonies and subtle and hazy backing, the songs are reflective in nature and chronicle the personal experiences of growing up, moving to the city and evolving into this neat new band. Check out the ace title track.

Wild Leaves' website

Buy the EP

Catch them live:

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 9:00pm in EDTMercury Lounge, New York

Diamond Rugs - Hightail

If you haven't heard about the weird and wonderful Diamond Rugs yet, then we can tell you they contain members of Deer Tick, The Black Lips, Dead Confederate and Los Lobos. There's a humour to be found amongst their garage/country/blues mash-up. Their self-titled debut album is out this week and it contains the hillbilly tale of lost love that is recent single 'Hightail'.

Diamond Rugs' website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Lapland - Unwise

More dreamy sounds from Brooklyn, this time incorporating a more electronic sound into this soft and floaty song. Lapland is the brainchild of songwriter Josh Mease who was originally from Texas where he grew up playing jazz guitar. His focus shifted to more contemporary and ethereal sounds after his move and he now releases his self-titled album. Here's the beautiful free track 'Unwise'.

Lapland's website

Buy the album

Catch him live:
03/27/13 New York, NY at Mercury Lounge


Death Masks - What I See

A bit of a tough call this one. Edils Records release a split EP this week, it contains three tracks from Liverpool band Tear Talk and three from Manchester's Death Masks. There's little to choose between them but we have to say that 'What I See' by Death Masks wins by a nose. It's a quite brilliant, ringing piece of experimental indie with gorgeous guitars and a pile of melody and is generally one of those songs you can just listen to on repeat, but check out the rest of the EP for more quality tunes.

Download 'What I See' for free by heading here

Death Masks' website

Stream or buy the EP

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