Earlier today Dead Oceans recording artist Sun Airway announced their very first European tour in support of their debut album Nocturne Of Exploded Crystal Chandelier which was released in October last year. The tour will see them visit most of Western Europe, including Sweden, except for the Netherlands/Belgium, but they say that there might be a few more dates released later on, and for the first half of the tour they will be supporting Architecture In Helsinki. Check out the full tour dates below.
On Monday I posted the studio version of Ryan Adams' new track "Invisible Riverside" after it got played on the radio during the weekend, and yesterday an in-studio acoustic version of the track was posted on the PAX AM Facebook page and we've got it available for streaming below. "Invisible Riverside" is taken from Ryan Adams' upcoming thirteenth lp Ashes & Fire, which looks like it'll be his best in years, and it'll be released on October 11 via PAX AM.
Earlier today Arctic Monkeys released a video for "Suck It And See", one of the strongest tracks from their newest record and the album's title track. Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helder portrays the main character in the video and it was directed by Focus Creeps, and features a fair bit of nudity so you might wanna think about it before watching it at work. "Suck It And See" will be released as a single on October 31 on 7" vinyl and digital download with the b-side "Evil Twin".
Here's another full album stream that has been available since last week, but it's still up and running and definitely worth your time; A.A. Bondy's third solo full-length Believers. Bondy began his career in the post-grunge rock band Verbena during the late '90s but began a solo career as a folk/americana singer-songwriter with the release of his debut album American Hearts in 2007, which was followed by When The Devil's Loose in 2009 and now Believers. Believers retain the high quality from his previous releases and counts as one of the premier americana albums of the year, and it was released earlier this week on Fat Possum.
California indie rockers Gardens & Villa have released a new video for the track "Spacebound" from their self-titled debut lp, which was released earlier this summer on Secretly Canadian. The band also shared a remix of "Orange Blossom" by GAYNGS leader Ryan Olson and announced a European tour for later October and November. Check out the David South-directed video below and download mp3's of "Spacetime" and the "Orange Blossom" remix as well, plus check out the full European tour dates.
On Monday I posted "Invisible Riverside", a new track from Ryan Adams' upcoming album Ashes & Fire, and we've previously been treated with the official single "Lucky Now" and a video of Adams performing the album's title track in-studio. Now we've got another in-studio video for you, this time with Ryan performing the track "Dirty Rain" (which he's previously performed live). Watch the video below, and be assured that this is just as good as the previously released tracks making Ashes & Fire my most anticipated album at the moment.
We've previously posted two tracks from Chuck Ragan's new album Covering Ground, "Nomad By Fate" and "Meet You In The Middle", and now that the record has finally been released you can stream the full album over on Spinner. So go ahead and check it out, and if you're unfamiliar with Ragan's music punk-infused folk rock with a touch of Springsteen might give you some idea of what you're in for.
Covering Ground is out now on SideOneDummy Records.
Last month we gave you the James Blake/Bon Iver collaboration Fall Creek Boys Choir, which was met with mixed critical reception and with it came hints of a new release called Enough Thunder, which was later confirmed to be an upcoming ep. Now we've got a second track from the ep called "Not Long Now" and this one is all Blake, sounding something like a bridge between his pre-lp ep's and the lp itself, and it's without a doubt stronger than the middling Bon Iver collaboration. Give it a listen below.
The new album from Florence And The Machine will be released on October 31 from Island Records; it will be namned Ceremonials and contain 13 tracks.
Here's a new artist for Birds Need Feet; this is the first time we're covering the Swedish artist Korallreven. I was introduced to Korallreven in mid-August by The Line Of Best Fit's Rich Thane and I've since become quite a bit of a fan of the balearic duo and earlier today they released the fourth single from their upcoming album An Album By Korallreven. The single is "As Young As Yesterday" and features vocals from Taken By Trees vocalist Victoria Bergsman, as did their previous single the excellent "Honey Mine". Listen to and download the track below and get excited for their upcoming full-length.
Apparently I missed this when it was announced a few days ago but Austin, TX garage rockers The Strange Boys got a new lp coming on October 24 via Rough Trade Records. The album is called Live Music which doesn't mean it's a live record but, to quote Rough Trade, "living the music" and it was recorded in two sessions, one in December 2010 and the second one in April 2011, and it features vocal and guitar contributions from White Fence/Darker My Love frontman Tim Presley.
With the album announcement came the lead track from the album in the form of "Me And You", which you can download in exchange for an e-mail address, as well as watch the video for, below. The video was directed by band leader Ryan Sambol and Daniel Hill.
Girls released their new record Father, Son, Holy Ghost via True Panther Records yesterday and last night they did a great version "Honey Bunny" live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in support of the release. The band also performed "My Ma" as a web exclusive and you can watch both performances below (via One Thirty BPM via The Audio Perv). If you haven't heard the record yet you can head over here to stream it in full and listen to its iTunes bonus track here.
We've previously posted Noel Gallagher's lead single for the UK "The Death Of You And Me" and his US lead single "If I Had A Gun...", and last week Gallagher unveiled a third single in the form of his second UK single "AKA... What A Life!". "AKA... What A Life!" is another very good track, and it was released officially last Sunday on the 11th. Listen to "AKA... What A Life!" below and head over here to listen to what's been previously released. The full album, which is self-titled with his band the High Flying Birds will be released via his own Sour Mash Records on October 17/18.
I Break Horses debut album Hearts is currently one of the most talked about releases, and deservingly so since it's an excellent album, and yesterday they released a 12" single for album opener "Winter Beats". "Winter Beats" is accompanied by a very good remix of I Break Horses' "Load Your Eyes" by UK producer Star Slinger. Listen to both "Winter Beats" and the "Load Your Eyes" remix.
New U.K. band Spector confirms the release date for their new single "What You Wanted". The video have been out for some time, but the official single release date is now September 19.
Again, this is a bit old now, and the album has been out for a week now but you can still listen to The Horrible Crowes' debut album Elsie, which was released on September 6 via SideOneDummy Records. For those of you who haven't kept up The Horrible Crowes are Brian Fallon (singer, songwriter and guitarist for New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem) and the British musician Ian Perkins and their new record is definitely something worth hearing both for fans of The Gaslight Anthem and non-fans (look for a full review in the coming days).
As we reported earlier this year the Swedish folk-pop duo First Aid Kit have been recording their second full-length album with Bright Eyes' Mike Mogis and now it has been officially announced. The album will be titled The Lion's Roar and it'll be released on January 24 next year via Wichita Recordings and they've announced a couple of tour dates for later this year where they'll preview tracks from the album. Watch the album trailer and check out the tour dates below.
As we've previously reported Deer Tick are releasing Divine Providence, their fourth studio record, on October 25 via Partisan Records and almost a month ago they recorded an acoustic session for Gothamist House where they performed three tracks. The tracks in question were "Miss K." (which was released for free download a few weeks ago), Divine Providence's opening track "The Bump" and a cover of The Replacements' classic "Waitress In The Sky". Check out the three videos below and join in the excitement for Divine Providence.
Earlier today I posted the full album stream for Girls' brand new album Father, Son, Holy Ghost and since it was released today we've also got a stream of the album's iTunes bonus track "Love Life". "Love Life" is a sunny pop track that is great in its own right but would've felt out of place on the album itself, therefore making it an excellent choice as a bonus track. Listen to "Love Life" below, via We All Want Someone To Shout For via Disco Naïveté.
The American duo The Black Keys released the dates for their tour in Europe that will take place in January and February today. The tickets will be on sale on September 16 (pre-sale September 14 for the official mailing list members).
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Ryan Adams' thirteenth studio album Ashes & Fire is set for release on October 13 via his own PAX AM label, with support from Capitol, and in late August we were treated with the first track from the album in the form of "Lucky You". "Lucky You" showed extreme promise for the album, and the video of Adams performing "Ashes & Fire" live in studio for Amazon only confirmed this. A third track from the album, "Invisible Riverside", is now available too after being played on 89.9 KCRW this weekend and it's definitely another winner, making it all but inevitable for Ashes & Fire to be his best new recordings since 2005's Jacksonville City Nights.
Girls' new full-length lp Father, Son, Holy Ghost is out today and is easily one of my favourite records of the year - the only competition for the top spot right now is Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues and The War On Drugs' Slave Ambient. The album has been available for streaming online for a week now, but I haven't been able to post about it yet - so if you for some reason haven't given the album a listen yet go ahead and do so. It's definitely worth your time.