Monday 30 September 2013

Out This Week - 30th September 2013

Raccoon Fighter - Santa Tereza

Whilst we don't agree with attacking animals, we do agree with classic garage riffs and timeless, edgy guitar tunes. So Brooklyn trio Raccoon Fighter have definitely caught our ears with this 'Nuggets'-inspired piece of '60s-tinged excellence. The Hispanic-sounding 'Santa Tereza' (from new album 'Zil') also has just a mild taste of Latin America about it too, helping it avoid being lost in the crowd.

Raccoon Fighter's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Oct 04 Cake Shop, New York, NY  
Oct 12 O+ Festival, Kingston, NY
Oct 17 The Paper Box, Brooklyn, NY
Oct 18 The Delancey, New York, NY  
Oct 19 SPiN NYC, New York, NY  
Oct 19 The Living Room, New York, NY

Deer Tick - The Dream's In The Ditch

The song title might not have you expecting a barrel of laughs, but 'The Dream's In The Ditch' is an upbeat and sparkly alt-rock number from Rhode Island group Deer Tick. They announced their imminent return with single 'The Rock' several weeks back, and true to their word, fifth album 'Negativity' hits the UK stores tomorrow. Two singles in and all is sounding very good.

Deer Tick's website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Oct 01 The Borderline, London, United Kingdom
Oct 02 Botanique, Sint Joost Ten Node, Belgium
Oct 03 Paradiso (Upstairs), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 04 Comet Club, Berlin, Germany
Oct 10 Lee's Palace, Toronto, Canada
Oct 11 Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
Oct 12 Otto's, Dekalb, IL Tickets
Oct 13 Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
Oct 15 Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
Oct 16 West End Cultural Center, Winnipeg, Canada
Oct 17 Louis' Pub, Saskatoon, Canada
Oct 18 The Starlite Room, Edmonton, Canada
Oct 19 THE REPUBLIK, Calgary, Canada
Oct 21 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Oct 22 Neumos, Seattle, WA
Oct 23 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Oct 25 Slim's, San Francisco, CA
Oct 26 The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA
Oct 27 Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
Oct 29 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 30 Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Nov 01 Slowdown, Omaha, NE
Nov 02 The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS
Nov 03 Firebird, St Louis, MO
Nov 04 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY
Nov 06 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 07 Webster Hall, New York, NY
Nov 10 Mountain Stage, Morgantown, WV

Azure Blue - Sunset

In the past couple of years we've grown to love Tobias Isaksson's electro-indiepop project Azure Blue. Type the name in our search box to hear more. Having already featured the two singles from 'Beyond The Dreams There's Infinite Doubt', (out today), new single 'Sunset' didn't seem quite up to standard. Turns out that was just an illusion, perhaps this isn't as immediate, but after a few plays it's sounding splendid.

Azure Blue's website

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The Agency - Sad Parallel

After releasing their début single back in April, north-eastern collective The Agency offer up another well-made track in new single 'Sad Parallel'. It's not the most cheerful of songs, but if cinematic post-punk with a faint tang of Nick Cave sounds like the kind of thing you'll enjoy then you probably need to be checking out this band. If you missed the first tunes, have a go on this beauty instead.

The Agency's website

Buy the single


The See See - Featherman

We know London group The See See are good. We know that because of this, we know that because of this, we know that because of this, and we definitely know that because of this. They've clocked up multiple OROTW awards in the past, and new single 'Featherman' follows suit. There's a slight deviation on sound here, but not by much. Their sunkissed psychedelia is still the backbone of the song. Add to that a sprinkling of The Beatles, a smidgen of The Byrds and a cinematic string arrangement which hides in the background, gently going about its business. Then stick in a trademark jangly guitar solo, some brass, extra harmonies, and there you have it. Piece of piss this music lark.

The See See's website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

24th Oct – Bilbao, Kafe Antzokia
25th Oct – Barcelona, La [2] Apolo
26th Oct – Tarragona, Sala Zero
27th Oct – Valencia, Loco CLub
29th Oct – Alicante, Las Cigarreras
30th Oct – Madrid, La Boite
31th Oct – Miranda de Ebro, Sala Bocca
01st Nov – Donostia, CC Intxaurrondo

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