Chui Wan spoke with Northwest Asian Weekly about their new album, their first US tour, and lots more! Give the interview a read and keep spinning the band’s self-titled album at radio!
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE - Bruiser Queen’s “Harlequin!”
I Went to A Show asserts, “[The music video] is a true-to-form DIY piece directed, shot, and edited by Nusbaum and her co-conspirator (and Bruiser Queen’s other half), Jason Potter. Settle in for some black and white ferocity!”
Check it out here!
Their full-length Sweet Static is out now on Boxing Clever.
HelloGiggles recently snatched up the opportunity to get to know their favorite rock idol better through a phone interview.
Brandi Carlile reveals her busking beginnings, how her songwriting process has changed since the birth of her daughter, and her thoughts on the future for females in the music industry.
Dive into the interview here. Her critically acclaimed record The Firewatcher’s Daughter is out now on ATO Records.
Head over to Stereogum to stream Vomitface’s new EP in its entirety!
Stereogum was already fans of the group back when the self-titled debut dropped, they couldn’t be more enamored with how their sound has evolved :
While they’ve preserved their head-bludgeoning guitar riffs and sardonic lyricism, these five new songs are tighter and more complicated. The songs are more melodic, and frontman Jared Micah’s lyrics are sharper and slyer than before. Standout track “Did She Come Alone” exemplifies the trio’s finesse as they veer between jangly pop-punk and distortion-fueled grunge. After just one listen, their self-professed “black-surf avant-grunge sludge-pop” genre seems pretty fitting.
Another Bad Year is out on Boxing Clever and is going for adds at radio NOW!
Hudson Mohawke’s “Scud Books” was featured on the Bay Area’s Alternative station Live 105 as their pick for Best New Song In The World this week!
Check out the track streaming here.
They recommend tuning into this song if you’re a fan of Flume, Flosstradamus, Brenmar, Lido or SBTRKT.
HudMo’s upcoming release Lantern hits shelves 6/16 via Warp Records.
It’s been 10 years since Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s eponymous debut, and what better way to celebrate than with a special edition reissue?
According to the folks at DIY Mag,
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will be pressed on gold vinyl, with an additional 12 solo acoustic recordings by frontman Alec Ounsworth issued as a download card.
The band is also accompanying the release with an extensive U.S tour where they will be playing songs from the record.
Listen to the demo version of “Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away” and find tour dates at DIY!
The 10 Anniversary Edition of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is going for adds at radio NOW
The Big Takeover had some nice words to say about TORRES’ Sprinter:
There are moments on Sprinter in which a single lyric lands on the ear like a hammer punch to the solar plexus. It is in these moments that it is impossible to know whether it is the written lyric or the way in which Scott delivers it that is more important. What I do know is that there are only a precious few artists that have ever commanded that kind of weight with their songcraft (Patti Smith and Nick Cave both come to mind). Nevertheless, it is somewhere in that combination that Torres finds absolute authenticity.
Read the review in full glory here. Sprinter is going for spins at radio NOW!
COVER OF THE WEEK -
Head over to the Fader to tune into James Davis’ cover of “Zombie” by The Cranberries. Here’s what they had to say:
“Los Angeles trio James Davis host twin sisters and a little bro, all in their mid 20s: old enough to confidently remember The Cranberries’ 1994 hit “Zombie” and probably have some half-funny memories attached to it. The cover they release today is as dramatic and sincere as its predecessor.“
James Davis’ self-titled EP is at radio NOW! Grab a copy via Motown Records.
WBEZ gives Low Cut Connie a nearly perfect score for Hi Honey’s album review: 3.5 out of 4 Stars!
Reviewer Jim DeRogatis asserts this Philly rock ‘n roll band nails the carefree, live ‘n learn vibe, evident throughout the album:
Yeah, sure, plenty of rock bands have evoked this vibe in the past, from the Philadelphia quartet’s beloved R&B-tinged garage bands in the early ’60s to the Replacements at their best (and we’re talking the Bob Stinson days, not the current reunion). But deft keyboardist Adam Weiner and the band’s co-founder, drummer/guitarist Dan Finnemore, roam this familiar turf with such unbridled enthusiasm and deliciously sordid sarcasm that they make you believe they’re the only real rock ’n’ roll band in a world of fakes and poseurs.
Read the rest here. Hi Honey is out now on Contender Records!
Warp Records invites you to preview Nozinja’s debut album in style:
Head to ACE Hotel in London, New York or San Francisco this evening from 7PM to listen to ‘Nozinja Lodge’ in full. If you can’t make it, the album is streaming in full via The Guardian and Trax Magazine.
‘Nozinja Lodge’ listening events in conjunction with ACE Hotel Group tonight at 7pm local time.
Till then, check out the official trailer for the record alongside the tour dates on Warp’s website so you can catch South Africa’s pioneer of Shangaan Electro scene when he swings through your town.
Nozinja Lodge adds to radio 6/2!