Archives: May 2017

READ — Atmosphere Announces “Welcome To California” Tour

May 16th, 2017

Back in 2011, Atmosphere began doing exclusive state-wide tours in their home state of Minnesota. The tours spanned from border to border, hitting numerous markets with intimate performances targeting not only the bigger cities, but also smaller towns too. After four years of successful “Welcome to MN” tours, they decided to bring the idea to other states too, beginning with Welcome to Florida in 2015, and followed by Welcome to Texas in 2016. Finally, this August, Atmosphere will bring its seventh “Welcome To” tour series to California for the very first time.

Check out the dates below!

TOUR DATES:

8.07 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
8.08 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
8.10 – Sacramento, CA  – Ace of Spades
8.11 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst 
8.12 – San Luis Obispo, CA – The Fremont Theater
8.14 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
8.15 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
8.17 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
8.18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
8.19 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
8.20 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park

LISTEN — Charly Bliss Interview/Performance On WFUV

May 12th, 2017

Charly Bliss formed in New York City a few years ago and just released its debut album, Guppy. Full of fuzzy guitars and sugary-sweet vocals, the band is a throwback to classic indie rock of the ’90s but with a distinct pop sensibility. The quartet has spent plenty of time on the road honing their sound and forming a clear identity for themselves — an impressive feat for a young band.

We caught up with Charly Bliss at SXSW earlier this year, where they performed a stripped-down arrangement of the song, “Glitter.” Their recent visit to Studio A, though, was full volume, and I also had a chance to talk with the band about the making of their album, their goals starting out, the total joy they have playing music live, and lots more.”

— via WFUV 90.7

Listen to the podcast below or click HERE for video from the session.


 

WATCH — Lexie Roth Perform “Move Me” On BreakThruRadioTV

May 11th, 2017

Lexie Roth grew up in upstate New York, surrounded by some huge musical figures connected to her guitarist father, Arlen Roth, laying the strong groundwork for her early musical development. Her first album was released when she was just 18 years old, after which she traveled to the west coast before eventually returning to the east coast. Now she splits her time between Los Angeles and Martha’s Vineyard as she continues to further develop her tuneful, folk-influenced indie rock. Lexie stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some of her music with us in this intimate session.”

— via BTR TV

Watch the performance below or click HERE for the audio podcast.

LISTEN — Dauwd “Glass Jelly”

May 10th, 2017

“As announced, Dauwd Al Hilali (a.k.a Dauwd) is set to release his debut LP, titled Theory Of Colours. The US-born, Wales-raised artist has been releasing music for nearly six years on such noted labels as Ghostly International and Kompakt; and his debut album arrives following a few years out of the limelight and in his Berlin studio. Inspiration, according to the label, comes from electronic music legends like Terry Riley, Raymond Scott, and the seminal Radiophonic Workshop period in the late ’50s and ’60s. “It,” continues the label, “draws a unique line between influences as disparate as hazy Detroit house and early German Krautrock.””

— via XLR8R

Listen to “Glass Jelly” below!

WATCH — Cadence Weapon “My Crew (Woooo)”

May 8th, 2017

Cadence Weapon‘s comeback track “My Crew (Woooo)” is an impressive technical showcase and a party starter with heart, with a squelchy beat from Kaytranada. The Edmonton-born, Toronto-based rapper also known as Rollie Pemberton showcases a variety of compelling flows stuffed with bars about his friends in Montreal, all bad bitches and slayers of keyboard warriors. The track and Cadence Weapon both sound emboldened by these people, so it’s right that the song’s video feels like an exclusive party. Kevin Calero’s visuals were inspired by golden-age Hype Williams, while placing Cadence Weapon and his team in a black void for a more minimalist tack. It’s like the sunken place from Get Out, but you know, bumping.

Over email, Cadence Weapon praised Calero for his vision, and described the blockbuster equipment used to bring his tribute to Montreal to life. “The scenes where I’m being shot into space were done with the same equipment used in the film Arrival. I was strapped up to a harness that was about 12 feet in the air and shot back with a slingshot-like device at high speed by a very chill operator dude.

“It meant a lot to me to be able to shoot this video in Montreal with so many familiar faces. There’s a specific vibe to the city and the nightlife there that can sometimes be hard to articulate to those who have never been there. I’ve tried to channel that energy with this song and I think Kevin and the cast represented that independent spirit in the video perfectly.””

— via The Fader

Check out the video for “My Crew (Woooo)” below!

WATCH — Juveniles “Love Me Forever”

May 7th, 2017

Hold onto your seats for this one: Juveniles have released the music video for their hit song “Love Me Forever” that tells a lesbian love story with incredible cinematography and the colorful grandeur of a Wes Anderson film. We had a chat with the mastersminds behind this video, director Aube Perrie and Juveniles frontman Jean Sylvain, to ask the burning questions you’ll no doubt be left with after watching!”

— via Curve

Watch “Love Me Forever” below!

LISTEN — Violet Sands “Do You Remember”

May 6th, 2017

Violet Sands explore the space between longing and contentment on the new single “Do You Remember”, out today. That cross section of emotion can lift you up as it pulls you back, tugging at your emotions and shifting your perspective.

The music of Violet Sands provides a similar effect. The Brooklyn-based trio’s genre-bending and dreamlike sonic excursions pair echoes of 80’s new wave, 90s R&B, shoegaze, and electronica, resulting in a distinctively modern sound, laced with traces of Machinedrum, Disclosure and the xx.

Speaking of the new single, front-women Deidre Muro explains: “This song is a daydream, remembering from a more self-aware perspective how simple things seemed as recently as yesterday. It’s so easy to pine for a rose-colored past, or to just long for a familiar feeling.”

“Do You Remember” is the second single revealed off the band’s upcoming debut LPHotel (June, 2017 via YouTooCanWoo). It follows lead album single “Drive” which was praised by BlackBook as “full of longing [that] reminds of Robert Smith’s cheerier moments” and is currently featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds Playlist.

Listen to “Do You Remember” below!