Archives: October 2015

LISTEN — Joon Moon “Chess EP”

October 30th, 2015

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“We had already reveled in this particular Apple of Joon Moon and noticed their passage MaMA 15 days ago, here is an EP that tumbles, Chess before a new album in 2016. Krystle Warren comes from Kansas City, she collaborated with Hercules & Love Affair, Hugh Coltman or Rufus Wainwright no less, not to mention some albums solo. She met on his arrival in Paris Julien Decoret who worked with him Florent Marchet or New Wave to form Joon Moon. Behind sensuality, tenderness, delicacy of the warm, deep voice Krystle Warren emerge a power, a strength, a depth that make you want to listen more. We are therefore satisfied for now very attractive Apple, Help Me, Chess and its remix.” — via Soul Kitchen

Check out the “Chess EP” below!

WATCH — Made of Oak “Side Rides”

October 29th, 2015

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“Nick Sanborn, one-half of the synth-folk duo Sylvan Esso, is releasing his solo debut under the moniker Made of Oak next month, and he’s revealed another, introspective album cut with an intriguing twist. The track, “Side Rides,” is a melancholy instrumental — laid-back, gloomy synths brightened by almost eerily nursery-like twinkling sounds. The video, a stark black and white short, features Well$ and Professor Toon dancing and rapping to Sanborn’s moody melody. We can’t hear what they’re saying — at least for now. Sanborn enlisted the two artists to write lyrics for an upcoming remix of “Side Rides,” but their silent presence in the video is effective.” — via Spin

Watch the video for “Side Rides” below, and be sure to scroll down for tour dates!

Tour Dates:
November 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg
November 6 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club Atrium
November 7 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
November 9 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
November 10 – Seattle, WA @ The Sunset
November 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
November 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
November 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
November 18 – Washington DC @ DC9
November 19 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
* = with Tuskha

WATCH — Robot Koch “Care”

October 28th, 2015

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German electronic musician, singer and songwriter ROBOT KOCH will be releasing his new album HYPERMOMENT on Modeselektor’s Monkeytown Records November 6 and is now offering the song “Care” as an instant grat along with its gorgeous video created by freelance filmmaker and audio technology researcher Mickael Le Goff. His creation is a stunning compliment to KOCH’s melancholy production featuring vocals by Julien Marchal. HYPERMOMENT, while retaining ROBOT’S much loved hallmarks, is a true evolution of his sound and style. Driving deeper into more intimate territory with swathes of warm, saturated, analog sounds, real world field recording, and lush pianos and soundscapes, this is the first of any of ROBOT’S works to feature his own voice (as can be heard on “Care,” “Serenade” and “Fernwood”).

Watch the video for “Care” below!

LISTEN — Bones & Beeker “Oh Lord”

October 27th, 2015

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“Comprised of singer-songwriter Anthony Newes (formerly of Villa) and producer/programmer Brendan Kelly (known in hip-hop circles as BK-One) Bones & Beeker offer a comfy combination of indie folk music and hip-hop production. What might seem like disparate sounds are meshed beautifully by the Minneapolis duo, something you can hear on the quietly beautiful “Oh Lord”. Bones & Beeker’s self-titled debut album will be released 13 November on Wax Poetics.” — via Pop Matters

Check out “Oh Lord” below!

LISTEN — HUNNY “La Belle Femme”

October 26th, 2015

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Hunny began as a solo effort from front man/lead guitarist Jason Yarger who brought the music to his long time collaborators Jake Goldstein on guitar and bassist Gregory Horne who helped cultivated the early sounds of the band. The project went on to include third guitarist Jacob Munk, keyboardist Kevin Grimmett and drummer Joey Anderson who rounded out the outfit and established the unique blend of pop & 80’s post punk. Their debut EP Pain/Ache/Loving was done with producer Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Trash Talk) where the band channels a wide array of influences, blending post-punk tendencies with their love for classic artists like Prince and The Cure. The result is a lovelorn themed EP that paints a colorful picture of heartbreak and frustration through angst driven anthems.

Check out “La Belle Femme” below!

LISTEN — Pure Bathing Culture ‘Pray For Rain’ (Full Album) + Tour Dates

October 25th, 2015

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“As Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman turned their attention to the follow up to last year’s Moon Tides, the duo’s core ambition was to avoid the patterns of every indie dream-pop record out at the moment. They enlisted John Congleton (St Vincent, Swans, Angel Olsen, the Walkmen) as producer, who encouraged them to tinker with gear, skew arrangements and strip their compositions of complexity. “John pushed us to not make cliches, to not play into the style of other bands,” says Hindman. “He tricked me with the guitars on the album. We got the basic tracks down and he asked me to do scratch guitar and then [use] analog gear, with virtually no plug-ins or effects added afterwards, no hiding behind multiple layers. There aren’t a lot of tricks; what you hear is naturally what’s there.”” — via The Guardian

Click HERE for the full album stream, or start off by listening to the album’s title track below.

10/27/15 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10/29/15 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
10/30/15 – Santa Cruz, CA – Don Quixote’s
11/01/15 – Santa Barbara, CA – SOhO Restaurant and Music Club *
11/02/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
11/04/15 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom *
11/06/15 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Nites
11/07/15 – Dallas, TX – Three Links *
11/08/15 – Norman, OK – The Opolis *
11/09/15 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge *
11/11/15 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive *
11/12/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
11/13/15 – Boise, ID – Neurolux *
11/21/15 – Chicago, IL – Virgin Hotel Chicago

* = w/ Wild Ones

LISTEN — Kirt Debique ‘Things Left Unsaid’ (Full Album)

October 24th, 2015

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“Kirt Debique, a Seattle-based songwriter by way of Trinidad, started creating music as a means of coping. Going through a divorce and coming to hard realizations about his personal life, he started digging into Ableton Live and experimenting with different textures and sonic ideas. It was his way of giving form to painful internal ideas about love and loss As the electronic and industrial songs began to flesh out, he brought in Benjamin Verdoes (Iska Dhaaf, Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band) and Ephriam Nagler (You Are Plural) as producers. Together, the trio built upon Debique’s massive ideas to present a cohesive representation of his inner struggles. The record is designed as a series of letters to Debique’s parents, partners, and siblings, as well as strangers. His hope is that the record will facilitate healing with his loved ones, ideally starting a conversation off of the ideas he expresses in his music. Now, he’s ready to deliver these intensely personal messages as Things Left Unsaid, due out October 23rd via Brick Lane Records.” — via Consequence of Sound

Check out ‘Things Left Unsaid’ below!

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