Less than a month ago My Morning Jacket released their new album Circuital via ATO Records and last night they guested Conan to perform "Holdin On To Black Metal", taken from the album. Watch the performance below, and head over here to listen to the studio version of the track.
Woods recently released their sixth album Sun & Shade on their own Woodsist label but they're already beginning the promotion for a new 7" single with two non-album tracks. While one might think that they could've just included the tracks on the album, but after listening to "Find Them Empty" it becomes obvious why the band chose to not include them - to quote Philip Cosores from One Thirty BPM: "[it] would be severely out of place." Listen to "Find Them Empty" below and expect the 7" to drop on July 17.
Denton, TX indie rockers Centro-matic just released one of the best albums of the year in Candidate Waltz (look for a full review in the coming week), and today they've also unveiled the second video from the album. "Only In My Double Mind" was the first track to receive video treatment earlier during the spring, and now it's the album's shortest track, "Iso-Residue". The video premiered on IFC earlier today and you can watch it below, enjoy!
On Monday Bon Iver guested Colbert Report to perform "Calgary" and "Skinny Love", and on Tuesday it was Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's turn to have the band play, this time performing "Holocene". Tuesday also happened to be the release date of Bon Iver's brand new second full-length Bon Iver, Bon Iver which was released on Jagjaguwar, and is still streamable (that's not a word, right?) here. Check out the performance of "Holocene" below (via The Audio Perv).
On Tuesday night Athens, Georgia rock band the Drive-By Truckers guested Late Show with David Letterman to perform their cover of Eddie Hinton's "Everybody Needs Love" with David Barbe sitting in with the band. "Everybody Needs Love" is taken from Drive-By Truckers' latest album Go-Go Boots, which was released in January this year, and after the regular performance the band joined a select few in being called back by Letterman for an encore performance. Check out the performance below (via The Audio Perv).
Talib Kweli guested Colbert Report last night and performed "Cold Rain", the standout track from his newest record Gutter Rainbows, on the show and a performance of "Get By", from his debut solo record Quality, has been made available as a web exclusive. Check out both performances below, plus an interview with Kweli.
Laura Marling's third lp was originally scheduled for release last year, but the touring in support of her second album I Speak Because I Can which was released last year came in the way. Her third record will be called A Creature I Don't Know and while the title has been known for a while today the album was officially announced with a September release scheduled - according to The Line Of Best Fit the exact release date will be September 12 and the album will be released on Virgin Records. Considering the sheer quality of I Speak Because I Can and the excellent album preview which was released today I'm beyond excited about this, especially considering that Ethan Johns is producing it. Check out the album preview below.
Bon Iver's new lp Bon Iver, Bon Iver was released yesterday in Europe and with the US release coming today, and last night Bon Iver guested The Colbert Report to perform "Calgary" from the new album and "Skinny Love" from For Emma, Forever Ago. You can watch both performances below, and the "Calgary" performance is preceded by a great interview of Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon by Stephen Colbert, if you wanna skip the interview just begin at 4.58 instead.
A couple of days ago I posted the tracklist for The Horrible Crowes' upcoming debut album Elsie and today they've unveiled what's likely the artwork for the album on their Facebook page. Check out the artwork above, and head over here for more details on Elsie.
Elsie will be released on September 6 via SideOneDummy Records and a preview track from the album will be released this week, with a proper single coming along later.
Former Ryan Adams and Jack Oblivian collaborator John Paul Keith will release his second solo album tomorrow via Fat Possum imprint Big Legal Mess Records but the full album is available for streaming right now. The album is called The Man That Time Forgot and it's truly a solo album, it was recorded with his band The One Four Fives but due to length reasons they decided to drop the band name from the record.
As I've previously reported Portland, Oregon folk rockers Blitzen Trapper have been working on their sixth studio record with a fall release date planned, and they've now announced the album. It'll be called American Goldwing and is set to be released via Sub Pop on September 13 and features Blitzen Trapper trying to “evoke a true American nostalgia” and sees the band “letting [their] loves and early influences hang out for all to see”.
Sub Pop have been kind enough to give us a trailer for the album, which you can view below, and I don't know about you but for me this just jumped to the top of my "anticipated-list".
Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner performed an acoustic session for French radio station OuïFM on June 17 and covered the title track of Miles Kane's solo album Colour Of The Trap. Download Turner's cover of "Colour Of The Trap" below, via We All Want Someone To Shout For.
Miles Kane released Colour Of The Trap, in early May, and he is perhaps most known for being Alex Turner's collaborator in The Last Shadow Puppets, and half of the album's twelve tracks are co-written with Turner, including the title track. Considering this it's quite curious how little attention Kane's solo album has been given, since a second album by The Last Shadow Puppets would surely be eagerly anticipated by the indie music press.
I've been writing a bit about this album, and posting a few of the tracks from it (The Black Keys' "Dearest" and Julian Casablancas' "Rave On"), and considering the line-up this has been one of the album's I've been the most excited about lately - I haven't heard it myself yet. The album isn't released until next Tuesday, on Fantasy Records/Concorde Music Group, but you can stream it in its entirety over at NPR.
In late May Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon guested Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but instead of performing a track from the upcoming Bon Iver album he did a cover medley of Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" and "Nick Of Time". A studio version of this cover appears as the b-side of the 12" single for Bon Iver's "Calgary" and you can stream it below. If you haven't yet heard Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which will be released tomorrow on Jagjaguwar, you can stream it here and don't forget to check out the new video for "Calgary" here.
UK folk rock band Dry The River just released their brand new single "No Rest" digitally, with a 7" vinyl following on July 11, and today they premiered the video for the track. I saw Dry The River live here in Stockholm in late May without knowing anything about the band, and they delivered an impressive (and well-received) set, and I'd highly recommend seeing them live if given the chance. Check out the video below.
|Photo by Sebastian Mlynarski|
Phosphorescent released one of the very best records last year with Here's To Taking It Easy, which was the follow-up to 2007's Pride - often considered one of the best records of the decade. Earlier today UK website The Line Of Best Fit posted a new video of Phosphorescent frontman Matthew Houck performing a beautiful rendition of "Cocaine Lights" from Pride, which you can view below.
In early May I posted the new Yuck track "Milkshake", which is taken from their upcoming double A-side for "Shook Down" and "Milkshake", and today they premiered the brand new video for "Shook Down" on their own blog.
Yuck have a couple of European festival dates lined-up for the rest of June and early July and in late July they're heading to the US for a short tour before returning to more European festivals in August, including a gig at the Way Out West festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. Check out the video for "Shook Down" below, and head over here to stream the studio versions of both "Shook Down" and "Milkshake".
San Francisco garage rocker Ty Segall will release his fifth studio album Goodbye Bread tomorrow, via Drag City, but you can stream the full album right now. The album follow Segall's Record Store Day T. Rex-covers ep Ty Rex, his live album Live in Aisle Five (released this January) and last year's studio full-length Melted.
Canadian indie rock band Pink Mountaintops is perhaps mostly known as the side-project of Stephen McBean from Black Mountain, and features a lighter, poppier sound than the Sabbath-inspired hard rock of Black Mountain. Pink Mountaintops play a band called Metal Problems in Rob Leickner's new film Everything Louder Than Everything Else, about a woman who runs a recording studio.
The band recorded a track called "Through All The Worry" for the movie and you can watch the video for it below, and hopefully it'll appear on their next album, the follow-up to 2009's Outside Love - it's certainly good enough.