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[new music roundup] 6.16.15



A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Active Child//Mercy



Cold Cave//Full Cold Moon



Giorgio Moroder//Déjà Vu



Mates of State//You’re Going To Make It EP



Yukon Blonde//On Blonde



What are your favorite new releases this week?

[on the road] Mates of State

Mates of State are taking time out of recording the follow up to last year’s Mountaintops and hitting the road.  In early December they’ll play a string of east coast dates that will be featuring them as the duo lineup – just Jason and Kori, the organ, drums, their voices and their original gear.

Dec 5 – New Haven, CT – Bar – Free show – RSVP here
Dec 6 – New York @ Mercury Lounge early show – Tickets
Dec 6 – New York @ Mercury Lounge late show – Tickets
Dec 7 – Washington, DC @ Rock And Roll Hotel – Tickets
Dec 9 – Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern w/ Ra Ra RiotTickets
Dec 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s – Tickets
Dec 13 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall – Tickets
Dec 16 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s – Tickets


(31) Days of Good: Day 30

Happy New Years Eve Eve.  As you get ready for the NYE celebrations, take some time out of your preparations and enjoy today’s helping of GOOD.

I’ve got a super fun track from American indie pop duo (and husband-and-wife team) Mates of State.  After that, the upbeat rhythms from north London indie-alt rockers Bombay Bicycle Club.  Last up, a really cool track from one of the blogosphere’s favorite indie outfits, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.


♪ Mates of State – Total Serendipity (from Mountaintops)

More Mates of State:


♪ Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle (from A Different Kind of Fix)

More Bombay Bicycle Club:


♪ Clap You Hands Say Yeah – Same Mistake (from Hysterical)


[new music roundup] 9.13.11

Lots of new music today, here are a few of my favorite new releases…

Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing

For fans of: Fruit Bats, Deer Tick, Delta Spirit, Dr. Dog

Key tracks: Mission Moon, Love the Way You Walk Away, American Goldwing, Might Find It Cheap


Girls – Father Son Holy Ghost

For fans of: Smith Westerns, Parenthetical Girls, Cults, Panda Pear

Key tracks: Love Life, Honey Bunny, Saying I Love You, Vomit


The Kooks – Junk of the Heart

For fans of: Arctic Monkeys, The Fratellis, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Wombats

Key tracks: Junk of the Heart (Happy), Is It Me, How’d You Like That, Eskimo Kiss


Ladytron – Gravity the Seducer

For fans of: Client, The Knife, Fischerspooner, Goldfrapp

Key tracks: White Elephant, Mirage, Ace of Hz, 90 Degrees


Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know

For fans of: Johnny Flynn, Noah and the Whale, Emmy The Great, Slow Cub

Key tracks: Flicker and Fail, Night After Night, All My Rage, Salinas


Mates of State – Mountaintops

For fans of: Tilly And The Wall, Rilo Kiley, The Submarines, The New Pornographers

Key tracks: Palamino, Maracas, Sway, Mistakes


St. Vincent – Strange Mercy

For fans of: Joanna Newsom, Grizzly Bear, Thao & Mirah, Dirty Projectors

Key tracks: Strange Mercy, Chloe In the Afternoon, Cruel, Year of the Tiger


Toro Y Moi – Freaking Out EP

For fans of: Washed Out, Blackbird Blackbird, Beach Fossils, Teen Daze

Key tracks: I Can Get Love, Freaking Out, Sweet

In Case You Missed It…

So, I was lucky enough to take a much-needed vacation the last couple of weeks, but I wasn’t able to do much of anything in regards to this here blog…even though there seemed to be an abundance of musical going-ons while I was away.

With that said, I figured I should do a little roundup of music news/updates/announcements that caught my eye while I was out on the open road.  My guess is most of this is old news for you, but in case you missed it…

Cults is going on tour with Foster The People this Fall.  Check the dates here and enjoy the official video for Go Outside.

Kanye and Jay-Z released their highly anticipated collaboration, Watch The Throne.  Does it live up to the hype?

The Knux visited Daytrotter.  Listen/download the session here.

Hoodie Allen released a Leap Year, his followup mix-tape to last years Pep Rally.  Both mix-tapes are available as free downloads.  Grab Pep Rally here and Leap Year here.

Theophilus London is hitting the road this Fall.

Holy Ghost! are headlining their first ever tour in the US.  Dates and such are here and be sure to check out the animated video of their track, Some Children, here.  (FYI, you might as well grab the track for free while your there)

Mates of State are hitting the road this Fall.  More information about the tour is here and enjoy the video of their brand new song, Maracas, below (courtesy of Stereogum and download the track for free here!

Mister Heavenly dropped a new video of their SXSW adventures.  Enjoy the video below, then head over to the band’s main page and grab some free tunes.

The Jezabels announce North American tour.  Dates and such here.