Archives: November 2015

WATCH — Strange Talk “When It Feels So Good”

November 23rd, 2015

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“Strange Talk‘s video for “When It Feels So Good” is odd and a little mysterious. It certainly keeps you guessing. In the video you see a foxy gal on a sad little bed flipping through old photographs. She stares at photos of a young boy, a teenage girl, a married couple on their wedding day, some girls playing in front of a house. The common thread remains a mystery to me, but you watch the photos come to life and tell little stories about the people in it. This video certainly gets my wheels turning about love and human connection. I gather that is the point, so well done Strange Talk! When It Feels So Good has a great hook too. It’s stuck in my head after one listen.” — via Kick Kick Snare

Check out “When It Feels So Good” below!

WATCH — Stick Figure Dub “Fire on the Horizon” + Tour Dates

November 22nd, 2015

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“Despite huge touring success, five full-length albums, over 25 million SoundCloud plays on a summer single and 50,000 records sold, Southern California roots reggae favorite Stick Figure has a new musical milestone lined up: its first-ever music video for “Fire on the Horizon,” a track from their upcoming album Set in Stone (due out Nov. 13). The refreshingly relaxing song and vid was shot DIY-style in the Santa Cruz Mountains and beaches by the home studio of band frontman and producer Scott Woodruff. Backed by bassist Tommy Suliman, drummer Kevin Offitzer, and keyboardist Kevin Bong, Stick Figure combines both reggae and dub influences to create their signature sound.” — via Billboard

Watch “Fire On The Horizon” below!

TOUR DATES

Jan 14, 2016 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Jan 15, 2016 The Catalyst Club Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 16, 2016 Strummers Fresno, CA
Jan 17, 2016 The Fremont Theatre San Luis Obispo, CA
Jan 20, 2016 SoHo Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 21, 2016 B Ryders Bakersfield, CA
Jan 22, 2016 The Regent Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Jan 23, 2016 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV
Jan 24, 2016 The Rock Tucson, AZ
Jan 27, 2016 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 28, 2016 The Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
Jan 29, 2016 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
Jan 30, 2016 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 31, 2016 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Feb 03, 2016 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
Feb 04, 2016 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
Feb 05, 2016 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Feb 06, 2016 Mateel Community Center Redway, CA
Feb 13, 2016 One Love Cali Reggae Fest Santa Ana, CA
Mar 11, 2016 Discovery Ventura Ventura, CA
Mar 12, 2016 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Mar 13, 2016 Cargo Reno, NV
Mar 16, 2016 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Mar 17, 2016 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Mar 18, 2016 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
Mar 19, 2016 Concord Music Hall Chicago, IL
Mar 20, 2016 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Mar 23, 2016 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA
Mar 24, 2016 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
Mar 25, 2016 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Mar 26, 2016 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
Mar 30, 2016 Shakas Live Virginia Beach, VA
Mar 31, 2016 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
Apr 01, 2016 Ziggy’s By The Sea Wilmington, NC
Apr 02, 2016 Music Farm Charleston, SC
Apr 03, 2016 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
Apr 05, 2016 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
Apr 07, 2016 The Beacham Orlando, FL
Apr 08, 2016 Mavericks at the Landing Jacksonville, FL
Apr 09, 2016 California Roots: The Carolina Sessions Myrtle Beach, SC
Apr 10, 2016 The Side Bar Theatre Tallahassee, FL
Apr 13, 2016 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Apr 14, 2016 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX
Apr 15, 2016 Parish Austin, TX
Apr 16, 2016 Gas Monkey Dallas, TX
Apr 17, 2016 Sam’s Burger Joint San Antonio, TX
May 20, 2016 Hangout Fest Gulf Shores, AL
May 27, 2016 California Roots Music and Arts Festival Monterey, CA

LISTEN — Nico Yaryan “Old Gloria”

November 21st, 2015

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“The physical intimacy depicted on the album cover of Nico Yaryan‘s forthcoming debut What A Tease reminds me of Feist’s Let It Die: lips skimming a face, crippling want, a photo at a revealing angle that only the most privy parties would be allowed. It’s a visual cue that either invites the viewer into the lovers’ breath, or violates their moment by allowing witness at all. In this case, Nico Yaryan opens the door to everyone into his heartache. The album opener “Old Gloria,” our exclusive premiere [below], serves up a slow-burning, torchy allegory for lasting wounds in the person of Gloria: “Night after night / you put on those shoes / and you put on that dress / what else would you do… Said that he loved you / but he tricked you / now you’re too old / for a new trick.” In Yaryan’s previously released “Just Tell Me,” he sings, urging: “Just tell me the love is strong,” a plea made out of doubt rather than reassurance, a tailspin accompanied by a cheerful tambourine and the warm groove of guitar.” — via KCRW

LISTEN — Prequel Tapes “Inner Systems”

November 20th, 2015

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“Inner Systems is an unpredictable listen, but one that always earns its unexpected turns. For such a pretty album, it starts on the grimmest note possible with ‘Under Your Skin’, a spiky, atmospheric track that borders on the blackened techno of Demdike Stare. But the following ‘When We Fall Into Light’ is where the album begins to open wide and let the light in, steadily bridging the icy tone with warm, glowing melodies leading to a bright, pointillistic climax. The album carries on like that, ebbing between those two poles with a steady, assured focus in each dynamic swing. Inner Systems is out November 13 (with the vinyl out November 30) via R’COUP’D (Fin Greenall of Fink’s imprint, backed by Ninja Tune).” — via FACT

WATCH — Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats On Colbert

November 19th, 2015

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“Nathaniel Rateliff has been rocking about the folk scene for about a decade now, but he’s never seen the success he’s having with his latest outfit, The Night Sweats. With its soulful spin on Rateliff’s previous styles, the band’s self-titled debut has led to sold out tours and raving late night performances. They struck the boob tube once again last night with an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” — via Consequence of Sound

Watch the band perform “I Need Never Get Old” below!

EVENT — Women In Music Panel

November 18th, 2015

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Do you live in St. Louis? Are you interested in the music industry? Are you a woman? Better check this out!

“On Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm, Women in Music will address women working in contemporary music as artists and industry professionals. A panel including Christine Sanley, co-sign; Syhrea Conway, Syna So Pro; April Fulstone, DJ Agile One; and Laura Sisul, The Ready Room will explore topics relevant to women artists, industry professionals, and audiences. Free.”

For more information click HERE.

LISTEN — Rare Monk “California”

November 17th, 2015

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“Rare Monk can be added to this expanding pantheon of well-judged angst-riddled groups, today unveiling their latest slice of punchy indie rock. The Portland five-piece – Dorian Aites (vocals, guitar, keys, violin), Isaac Thelin, (violin, saxophone), Jacob Martin (guitar), Forest Gallien (bass) and Rick Buhr (drums) – lead a rallying cry against apathy in “California”, allowing Gallien’s brilliant bass to lead proceedings, rumbling with its pop-leaning rhythm beneath the gritty vocal melody, which builds in angst towards the tracks unsettling, pumped-up refrain.” — via The Line Of Best Fit

Listen to “California” below!