Monday 27 May 2013

Out This Week - 27th May 2013

Crocodiles - Cockroach

It's always good to hear from San Diego's finest fuzz-merchants Crocodiles. Last week they announced that their fourth album 'Crimes Of Passion' will be released in August and they're giving us first single 'Cockroach' for free. In a (very) slight departure from their regular sound, they've ramped up the garage aspect and added some organ for extra psychedelic effect.

Crocodiles' website

Catch them live:

Jun 07 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Jun 08 Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY
Jun 10 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Jun 17 Adelaide Hall, Toronto, TX  
Aug 27 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom
Aug 28 The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, United Kingdom
Sep 02 Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton, United Kingdom
Sep 03 LE NOUVEAU CASINO, Paris, France

Azure Blue - Willows & Pines

We can't get enough of Swedish dreampop artist Azure Blue. It's as if he's taken the magical promise that The Sound Of Arrows failed to fulfill on their album and made it a reality. 'The Catcher In The Rye' was OROTW, as was 'The Road I Know'. This would be too, but then he'd be hogging the spotlight. 'Willows And Pines' is as amazing as the rest, we can't wait for the new album this summer.

Azure Blue's website

Buy the single

Hookworms - Radio Tokyo

Being willfully independent is a brave (but in our opinion, sensible) thing to do for a band, and it hasn't seemed to hamper Hookworms in any way, their album 'Pearl Mystic' drew in plenty of plaudits, and today they release a limited edition single, the freakbeat of 'Radio Tokyo' which is part of the Too Pure Singles Club, so get in quick, it's limited to 750 copies.

Hookworms' website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

04/07/13 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club w/Pissed Jeans
05/07/13 - London, Electric Ballroom w/Pissed Jeans & Sauna Youth
21/07/13 - Southwold, Latitude Festival
10/08/13 - Oxfordshire, Supernormal Festival
18/08/13 - Skipton, Beacons Festival
14/09/13 - Portmeirion, Festival No.6
29/11/13 - Camber Sands, ATP 'End of an Era' Festival w/Loop

CocoRosie - Gravedigress 

The latest album from the CocoRosie duo is shaping up to be another corker. You can get recent single 'Gravedigress' for free and it's spooky, strange, ethereal and a bit magical all in one, spreading itself across pop, indie, trip-hop, folk and electronica. 'Tales Of A GrassWidow' will be the French pair's fifth studio album and is out this week.

Download 'Gravedigress' for free by heading here

CocoRosie's website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Catch them live:

May 27 Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, France  
May 28 Le Trianon, Paris, France
May 29 Tivoli Oudegracht, Utrecht, Netherlands  
May 30 Rockhal, Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Jun 01 Alte Kongresshalle, Munich, Germany
Jun 02 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
Jun 03 Salzhaus, Winterthur, Switzerland
Jun 04 Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
Jun 05 Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland
Jun 06 Espace Julien, Marseille, France
Jun 07 Le Bikini, Ramonville, France
Jun 08 Milestone Project Festival, Girona, Spain
Jun 09 L'ATABAL, Biarritz, France
Jun 11 Stereolux, Nantes, France
Jun 12 L'AERONEF, Lille, France
Jun 14 Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
Jun 15 villa ada, Rome, Italy  
Jun 16 ARTI VIVE, Soliera Mo, Italy  
Jun 17 Millenaris, Budapest, Hungary
Jun 19 Archa Theater, Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 21 E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany
Jun 22 Traumzeit Festival, Duisburg, Germany
Jun 23 UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany
Jun 25 Eter Club, Wroclaw, Poland
Jun 26 Klub Basen, Warsaw, Poland
Jun 29 Escape To Music Fest, Istanbul, Turkey  
Jul 20 Barbican, London, United Kingdom
Jul 21 Latitude Festival, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Oct 19 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN


W.H.I.T.E. - I Wasn't Afraid

It won't take much brain power for you to work out that 'III' is the third album by Californian pop experimentalist W.H.I.T.E., the stage name of Cory Thomas Hanson. 'I wasn't Afraid' is the album's first single and is some splendid dreampop with a great big beat plonked on top; it's verging on being a baggy track which would tie in nicely with the revival both genres are currently seeing. Call it what you like though, this is a big tune and it's a very good tune. W.H.I.T.E is someone who's music we need to explore a little bit more.

W.H.I.T.E.'s website

Buy the single

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