Minneapolis all-girl rock band Sick of Sarah have just announced their US spring tour dubbed "Place Your Bets" which will kick off April 5 in Nashville and cruise up the East coast, through the midwest, and all the way West with dates in NYC, Chicago, LA, Houston, and just about everywhere in between.
"The title track for the album certainly lives up to its cheery name. A power pop guitar riff sets the excited tone early over thumping drums. Frontman Dave Mann channels his inner Win Butler as his voice emphatically rises and falls across the sharply produced track. It all comes together in one driven, guitar ripping rocker."
Who is up for some post-SXSW totally unofficial, totally free, and totally awesome Sunday fun???
We've got a super-crew of Savannah bands (Triathalon, Crazy Bag Lady, Boy Harsher) plus Dott all the way from Ireland, Dead Leaf Echo from NYC, and Austin's own My Education with DJ sets from Rachel of Experimental Aircraft in between. Come hang at Spiderhouse Ballroom noon-5pm on Sunday, March 22!
Savannah, GA label Furious Hooves has just announced their contribution to Record Store Day 2015, a basketball-themed 12" compilation featuring side projects and members of Wild Nothing, Mac DeMarco, Triathalon, Sauna Heat, and more!
Today, Culture Collide shared the first single, a new Homeshake jam with "highly addictive bass line and sparkly guitar riff that makes you feel like you’re chilling through a slow hot night."
"With a near operatic sweep and the grandeur of Florence and the Machine, Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands’ “Fall of the Seraph” is a dramatic number that proves a powerful portent to the North Carolina group’s upcoming full-length, The Absolute Elsewhere." - PopMatters
"If you're attracted to the strange, then you must watch "The Strangest Eyes." The music video for this song, by Wasted Wine, feels like a bastard child of David Lynch and Nick Cave. There's humor, but damn it's dark." Bob Boilen (NPR Music)
With Record Store Day 2015 starting to appear on the horizon, today Graveface Records announced the 12" split between Ireland's Dott and CA's Night School with the first cut "Car Song" debuting on The A.V. Club.
A.V. Club's Marah Eakin said of the record, "It’s a symbiotic blend of tunes, one that’s both dreamy and a little aggressive, and a perfect release to celebrate the current state of the music industry." And of Dott's opening contribution, "Slightly atonal but with notes of shoegaze and the Vaselines, the track sounds ripped from the set of The Adventures Of Pete And Pete—and that’s absolutely meant as the highest compliment."
Back for round two of Noisy Ghost and Graveface Records teaming up for an official SXSW showcase, we're happy to announce the lineup for our event Saturday night at The Parish Underground.
When: Saturday, March 21
Where: Parish Underground (214 E 6th St)
21 and up, free w/ SXSW wristband, $7 without
7:30PM - Dreamend (Savannah, depressing shoegaze)
8:15PM - New Fumes (Dallas, experimental noise pop)
9:00PM - Kid Dakota (Minneapolis, indie folk)
9:45PM - Night School (Bay Area, garage pop)
10:30PM - Hospital Ships (Austin, indie rock)
11:15PM - Dott (Galway, garage pop)
12:00AM - Experimental Aircraft (Austin, shoegaze)
1:00AM - JoyCut (Bologna, experimental electronic)
Preview the evening with our playlists on Soundcloud and Spotify.
In advance of the street date next Tuesday (2/17), Greenville, SC's Wasted Wine have shared the full stream of their newest effort Wasted Wine vs the Hypnosis Center. In addition to the digital release, the album will be available on limited edition cassette via Atlanta micro label Bear Kids Recordings. You can preorder your copy HERE and stream the album via The Big Takeover.