I usually don't bother posting about album artwork but Mastodon's new cover for their upcoming lp The Hunter is too awesome to not post about, so check it out above. Head over here for some more info on the album, and don't forget to check out Mastodon's new single "Deathbound", which is from the Crack The Skye sessions and won't be on The Hunter.
In early June Arctic Monkeys released one of the very best records of the year with Suck It And See, and a few days ago "The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala" was announced as the album's second single and yesterday the video was released online. Check out the grainy Super 8-styled video below.
Little over a year ago The Black Keys released one of 2010's best albums in Brothers and despite constantly touring since they've managed to finish their seventh studio album, and plan to release it by the end of the year. The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach revealed this piece of information in an interview with Canadian website VOIR.CA and also mentioned that the album is "faster" and “more guitar and rock ‘n roll", and citing The Clash, The Cramps and The Rolling Stones as influences.
A few weeks ago Blitzen Trapper announced the release of their sixth studio record, American Goldwing, through Sup Pop on September 13, and earlier today they released a first track from the record. The track in question is the title track of the album, "American Goldwing", and you can download it plus check out the tracklist below and head over here to see a trailer for the album.
In early May we reported about Wooden Shjips upcoming third lp, West, which will be released on August 16 via Thrill Jocket, and yesterday Steregum premiered the first mp3 from the album; "Lazy Bones". Download the track below and head over here for more info on the release.
Since Oasis broke up in August 2009 Liam Gallagher and the rest of the band, except main songwriter Noel Gallagher, have went on to form Beady Eye and release a rather lacklustre debut (check out my review here) but Noel's been conspicuously absent from the spotlight - until today.
Matador Records released Kurt Vile's acclaimed Smoke Ring For My Halo in March and with its release Vile's risen far above the cult following he previously had, and now he's releasing a music video for "Baby's Arms" from that very album. The video for "Baby's Arms" was curiously enough shot entirely with a cell phone, or a Windows phone to be exact, by Todd Cole. Check it out (plus download the track by using the widget) below, and if you haven't heard Smoke Ring For My Halo you should hear over here and give it a listen.
London indie rockers Fanzine released their debut ep Low on June 30 and you can check it out right here, below. Fanzine share a '90s indie rock aesthetic with fellow Brits Yuck whose rise to fame during the past half year makes the prospect of a similar one from Fanzine quite likely. I decided to check out Fanzine earlier today after seeing both the aforementioned Yuck and Cymbals Eat Guitars praising them on Twitter, and I'm not disappointed. Listen to Low in full below.
The United States of America is celebrating Independence Day today and in honour of that holiday Paste Magazine has shared a live session by Americana artist Ryan Bingham. Bingham is perhaps most known for winning an Oscar for his song "The Weary Kind" which was written for Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell, but he's also released three strong albums. During this session Bingham performs five songs; four originals and a cover of Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land Is Your Land". Check it out below.
From the deepest undergrounds of Dublin I would like to present you a solo artist named Niahm Corcoran, also known under the name Angkorwat. Her music might be suited for electronica, electro and minimalist fans but she is definitely worth a listen - and if you happen to be near Dublin, go see her live. Not only has she been featured on NME but she has also supported bands and artists like Panda Bear, Kurt Vile and Xiu Xiu.
Listen her Early E.P. below, and you can even download all the tracks for free.
From the deepest of Norway I would like to introduce Team Me to you. They are working on their debut album and have already received some good feedback in their home country for their self-titled ep and live performances. This summer they will be touring the UK, Norway and Germany, and be sure to check out whether they're crashing your city here. Til then have a look at their first video, for the song Dear Sister from their ep, below.