SYFFAL writer Christopher Bell has had it with the weak comparisons to Fleet Foxes or Mumford & Sons for the beloved band Bombadil:
“The band has been regularly compared to groups like Fleet Foxes and the Mumford & Sons, but I think that comparison is, at best, unhelpful and, at worst, somewhat insulting to the guys in Bombadil… Hold On is full of experiments in time and melody that put them a lot closer (in the modern environment) to groups like Dirty Projectors or Menomena… Bombadil engage the soul, but are more concerned with leaving the brain tingly.”
Read more of the review here. Hold On is out now on Ramseur Records!
Tune in above to decker.’s performance on KCWI’s Morning Show, featuring the lead single “O.D.B.” and the title track off of Patsy out now on Mescal Porch!
Check the tour dates below to see when decker. is going to a city near you:
03/25/2015 Minneapolis, MN Day Block Brewing
03/26/2015 Dubuque, IA The Lift
03/27/2015 Madison, WI True Coffee
03/28/2015 Chicago, IL North Bar
03/29/2015 Detroit, MI PJ’s Lager House
03/30/2015 Greenville, PA Theil College
04/01/2015 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall
04/02/2015 Cambridge, MA Atwood’s Tavern
04/03/2015 Philadelphia, PA Bourbon & Branch
04/04/2015 Portland, ME New System Laundry
04/08/2015 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub
04/09/2015 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s
04/10/2015 St. Louis, MO The Bootleg
04/11/2015 Off Broadway St. Louis, MO
04/12/2015 Lawrence, KS Replay Lounge
04/13/2015 Buena Vista, CO The Asian Palate
04/15/2015 Denver, CO Leon Gallery
04/16/2015 Jamestown, CO Jamestown Mercantile
04/17/2015 Denver, CO The Walnut Room
04/18/2015 El Prado, NM Taos Mesa Brewing
Brandi Carlile’s lead single “Wherever Is Your Heart” is the Song of the Day on The Current!
The track is available as a free download through the station’s podcast - go get yourself some free tunes, you deserve it.
Brandi Carlile’s new album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, is out now on ATO!
Listen to a new track from Hudson Mohawke’s upcoming LP Lantern!
Stream “Very First Breath” featuring French singer Irfane, and read more at Pitchfork here!
Lantern will be released on June 16th via Warp Records.
Hudson Mohawke is on tour! Click here for a full list of dates.
Recently, Songwriting Magazine caught up with the electro-pop duo OOFJ and discussed love, creativity, and the process of Acute Feast their latest album set to release 4/21 on Ring the Alarm.
Here’s a snippet of the interview (which you can further dig into here):
What inspires you, outside of music?
Katherine Mills-Rymer : “Lyrically, the thing that interests me is the terror of existence. We’re living with these beautiful moments, when the world can seem so tender, but then you’re bumping up against people with their own moments and awful things, which I’ll never know. I’ll never be able to catch the thoughts that Jens has, nor would I ever want to, yet it is frightening that they exist.”
Check out their latest single “Cliffdive”!
Head over to Pitchfork.tv to check out TORRES perform “New Skin” and “Sprinter” at SXSW’s House of Vans at the Mohawk.
Sprinter impacts college radio in April, and the lead single is going for spins at AAA and Specialty radio NOW!
Get your copy of the full-length on 5/5 via Partisan Records.
Peter Wolf Crier has announced the release of his new album, Plum Slump, but he needs your help!
Click here to pledge and reap fabulous exclusive gifts, including a pre-order of the record, sweatpants, buttons, hats, and MORE!
More PWC news coming soon!
This coming Friday (3/27) at NOON PST, Jefferson Public Radio will air their session with decker.! Here’s what JPR said this about decker.’s music:
“While hard to pigeonhole, there’s a purposeful duality to decker.’s work; it’s sparse while full. Also: intense, romantic, cryptic and raw. All those characteristics and more are readily apparent on Patsy, decker.’s latest release and follow-up to 2013’s much-hailed “desert gospel masterpiece” Slider.”
Pasty is out now on Mescal Porch.
Make sure to tune into the session by heading over to JPR’s site & click the “Listen Live” link at the top of the page and select “Rhythm & News.”
Watch the official video for the lead single “O.D.B.” here!
While Jon Pareles of The New York Times was at SXSW this past week, he was enchanted by the following acts (and we are not surprised):
- MITSKI, while “playing visceral, openhearted indie-rock songs…”
- TORRES: “The band led by Mackenzie Scott, played songs that rose from hazy guitar sounds to moody, turbulent peaks.”
- HUDSON MOHAWKE who “build ominous density under pop tunes.”
Test drive his musical experience by pressing play for his streaming spotify playlist featuring these acts and keep an eye out for Hudson Mohawke’s Lantern out in June via Warp Records as well as Torres’ highly anticipated Sprinter in May via Partisan. As for Mitski, no wait is necessary - check out her recently reissued Bury Me at Makeout Creek out now on Don Giovanni.
Are your playlists lookin’ a little rusty?
Hype Machine always has you covered for presenting the newest out there - including Tomás Pagán Motta’s new self-titled record out now on Eight Gang Switch. Here’s the scoop:
“The DC-based Motta infuses rootsy Americana with the Carribean folk of his childhood on this eponymous debut. The Vinyl District calls it ‘warm and honest… his voice effortlessly cuts through the legions of guitar-slinging songwriters with its weary tone, sweetly soaked in emotion and wrapped in inquisitive lyricism.’”
Dig into the streaming album HERE!