Ty Segall is set to release his new record Slaughterhouse via In The Red Records on June 26 in the US and on July 2 in the UK and now he's also unveiled the first single from the album, "Wave Goodbye".
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The Norwegian act Philco Fiction released their international debut release, the Finally EP, in March and they're set to release their debut album Take It Personal internationally via Something In Construction in July. Take It Personal was released in Norway last fall but Philco Fiction are definitely ready for a larger audience.
A couple of weeks back I posted "Eleventh Hour", the debut track from Manchester four-piece PINS, and now we've got another track available for. The track in question is called "Shoot You" and it's taken from their debut cassette. Listen below for a dose of garage pop goodness.
Two days ago The War On Drugs guested Late Show with David Letterman to perform "Come To The City", taken from their excellent album Slave Ambient. Watch the performance below (via TLOBF).
Besides Grimes, Jack White also guested UK television show Later...with Jools Holland last night, and White chose to perform two tracks from his brand new solo debut Blunderbuss. The tracks in question was the single "Sixteen Saltines" as well as "Freedom At 21", and as usual White turned in very good versions of the tracks. Watch both performances below.
Grimes guested the British television show Later...with Jools Holland last night to perform her single "Genesis", and she definitely delivered. Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, turned in a great performance and it sure made the prospect of seeing her live all the more appealing. Watch the Jools Holland performance below, and if you live in Stockholm make sure to catch her live at Kägelbanan on May 23.
Ty Segall & White Fence released their collaboration album Hair, an excellent piece of '60s inspired garage rock, yesterday via Drag City, and awhile back they recorded a session at Room 205 and this Monday the final video from the session was released. Watch it below as Ty Segall & White Fence performs Hair opener "Time" live in session, and I doubt you'll find a more '60s-looking video this year. It's great, and I really wish they'd tour around here.
The Stockholm, Sweden-based indie pop festival Popaganda announced the first artists for the 2012 edition of the festival earlier today. The festival will take place at Eriksdalsbadet in Stockholm on August 24 and 25 this summer and the first artists announced are Patrick Wolf, Deportees, Little Dragon, Hooray For Earth, Love Antell och Vulkano.
This Monday Swedish pop marvel Niki & The Dove guested the Swedish radio show PP3 to record a live session. The band chose to perform versions of two of the tracks from their The Drummer EP; the title track and "Last Night" (both tracks are also set to appear on their debut album Instinct, which is due on May 14). As is their habit, the duo transformed the songs into something else live, this time choosing sparse and slowed down versions of both tracks. Listen to both performances below.
Last week The Walkmen released the title track of their upcoming album Heaven as the first single from the album. "Heaven" is a great little track and it's certainly promising in regards to the full album. Give it a listen below.
About a month ago I posted Sansa's "Black Brick Wall", which is taken from the Finnish singer-songwriter's upcoming album Savior, and last week a video of Sansa performing the track in-studio hit the internet. I'm a little late with this, but it makes no differences as the performance is great. Watch it below.
White Fence aka Tim Presley is sure keeping busy lately. With two solo records, Vol. 1 and 2 of his Family Perfume series, a collaboration record with Ty Segall called Hair which is released today (listen to a track here) and a 7" due in May he's likely the most productive guy in the business right now - only rivaled by Ty Segall.
I've previously posted two tracks from Father John Misty's upcoming debut album Fear Fun, "Hollywood Cemetery Forever Sings" and "Nancy From Now On", but you can now listen to the full album a week ahead of its release on May 1. "Debut album" isn't exactly the right word though as Father John Misty is the new solo project of former Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman, who's previously release several solo records under his own name, although Fear Fun takes Tillman in a different direction than before.
The Swedish quartet Barr will release their second album, Atlantic Ocean Blues, tomorrow via Sakuntala Records/Transubstans Records and ahead of the release we've got a little taste from the record available for you. Atlantic Ocean Blues is an excellent record, channeling the psychedelic country rock sounds of the 1970s, and it's the follow-up to Barr's 2008 debut Skogsbo Is The Place.
The Danish indie outfit Sleep Party People recently released its debut record We Were Drifting On A Sad Song and a couple of days ago the video for the shoegaze-y "Chin", the first single from the album, was unveiled. Watch it below.
Portland, Oregon indie-folk rockers Blitzen Trapper have unveiled a new video; this one is for "Stranger In A Strange Land", the closing track of last year's American Goldwing. The video was made by Luke Norby and Brian Koch and features the track set against images of a wintery Alaska - and it works beautifully. Watch it below.
It's been awhile since I posted I Ching's debut single "It's Me" and today it's finally released via Best Fit Recordings. The "It's Me" / "Drive" single also happens to be the very first release on Best Fit Recordings (it'öö be followed by Fanzine's excellent "L.A." next week) and Disco Naïvete premiered the video for "It's Me" earlier today. Watch it below and head over here to buy your very own copy of the 7".
Niki & The Dove's debut full-length Instinct is set to be released on May 14 but before that they'll be releasing their very first mixtape; Niki & The Dove Mixtape 1.
The mixtape will feature both reworkings of their own tracks as well as brand new songs and today "Hot Summer", the first track from the mixtape, was released. "Hot Summer" is a reworking of Niki & The Dove's "The Drummer" but here it sounds more like chillwave than anything else. Watch the video for it below (featuring "borrowed footage from incredible surfers").
Fanzine's new single and debut release for Best Fit Recordings, "L.A.", is set to be released on 7" vinyl and digital on April 30 and it's arguably one of the best singles to be released this year. The video for "L.A." was shot on location in Los Angeles and it was released a couple of days ago. Watch it below and head over here to pre-order your very own copy of the 7" (plus you can listen to the b-side "Houses Fall" here).