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New Album: Shearwater, Jetplane and Oxbow

by Danielle GilesFebruary 10, 2016

 

Austin Texas Indie rock group, Shearwater, has given music fans something to be excited about this January with the release of their new record Jet Plane and Oxbow. It’s been very well received by listeners, overall the album has been dubbed the band’s biggest sound and is anticipated as being their career defining album. Being in the industry since ‘99, fans of the band have been anticipating this big break for years, and it seems as though the time of enlightenment has come for the rest of us. Now, the group seems to have come to embrace the full potential of their talents in this original new release.

As always, vocals by Jonathan Meiburg are deep, melodic and resonating. The song lyrics are reminiscent of folklore, ballads filled with romantic and poetic imagery. This album teleports the listener to the wilderness, soaring through mountains on whistling winds, with a warrior beat and inspirational uplifting background vocals. A great album to sooth and inspire that would serve as ambiance for anything from cleaning the house, to beers in the backyard, to painting and art sessions.

 

Check out Shearwater on their website, Facebook, Twitter, or Sub Pop Records profile.

Or, catch them at one of their upcoming tour dates:

Feb. 03 – Austin, TX – North Door (w/ Marmalakes) Feb. 04 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada (w/ Marmalakes) Feb. 06 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (w/ Jib [...]

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Half Japanese, New Album Release: Perfect

by Danielle GilesFebruary 10, 2016

Half Japanese is an art-punk band formed in 1975 by two Maryland brothers Jad and David Fair, with a small drum set and an out of tune electric guitar. Forty years later, the band has released their fourteenth studio album, Perfect, making it their second release for Joyful Noise, following a thirteen year dry spell. The album is proof that the band’s attitude is that of a playground-daring, saucy, and unapolagetic. Some fans have argued that the band’s angst has dissipated with its maturity, but it’s been thirty years since the releases of Charmed Life, and We Who Ache With Amorous Love, and it is inevitable that the shock appeal of their approach’s edge has dulled with the passing of time. One could argue that although the band may not have changed, the world has, and it’s fans with it. Regardless of the circumstances, the band’s message of non-conformality and self-acceptance transcends the years. This album is easy on the ears then some of their past experimental dives, perhaps why it is gearing up to be one of their more widely realised records.  The band hasn’t announced any tour dates, thus far.

Check out Half Japanese on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook or the Joyful Noise website.

 

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Com Truise Drops First Track of New EP, Silicon Tare

by Danielle GilesFebruary 10, 2016

Com Truise (Seth Hale) has introduced sneak peak his new EP Silicon Tare under Ghostly International (April 1, 2016). Consisting of five tracks, this EP is the third chapter of the inter-stellar auditory space saga which fans have been following since Galactic Melt (2011) and In Decay (2012). Listeners have travelled with the synthetic astronaut through an epicly cinematic, stardust-filled voyage, exploring the edges of the universe through sound. In this EP, fans can expect an epic-twist to the main character’s journey in space, bringing closure to the conundrum of love and war, where the astronaut hero’s story last ended.

Although, the music is not just for submersed fans, anyone can enjoy a short dip in Seth Hale’s audio-fantasy. As anticipated, the track holds true to the familiarly synth-heavy, vintage 80’s disco style this artist is known for, but Seth Hale’s maturity and progress is evidently proven with a masterfully tight final product. Defraction, is a representation of the talented wizard Haley has come to be. It could be described as a groovy, theatrical, disco synth notes gleefully skipping and popping  in the forefront, surrounded by a raging laser battle quest of twisting crescendos, ground shaking radical bass, and riveting pulsing rhythms.

 

Check out Com Truise on Facebook, Soundcloud, Youtube, the Ghostly Records website, or see it live at one of the STRFKR & Com Truise: American Tour 2016 dates below.

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Wild Nothing Announces World Tour, Share’s ‘Women’s Wisdom’ Track

by Punchland StaffFebruary 9, 2016

​ Next week Wild Nothing, a.k.a the now LA-based musician Jake Tatum, will release Life of Pause,his third studio album and much anticipated follow up to 2012’s Nocturne, on Captured Tracks (US) / Bella Union (UK). Over the past few months, in an effort to gradually encapsulate listeners in the album’s depths and complexities, Tatum has shared a series of singles; breezy and dreamy “TV Queen,” jagged, bass-heavy “To Know You,” whcih “sits beneath a spacious amalgam of effects-swirled guitars, electronic squiggles, and gently insistent vocals” [Pitchfork], “shimmery, island-tinged” [Consequence of Sound] “Reichpop,” a cut “reminiscent of Cut Copy, Van She and Goldroom” [Magnetic] and “synth-laden, euphoric title track” [Entertainment Weekly] “Life of Pause.” You can listen to “Women’s Wisdom,” here.

Next up, Wild Nothing will embark on a world tour that takes him across North America in April and May and continues in June with a short run of dates in the EU, which includes performances at Primavera Barcelona, Primavera Porto, London’s Field Day and The Netherlands Best Kept Secret festivals. The full run of dates is below.

Wild Nothing World Tour Dates

4/20 – San Diego – Casbah – Tickets

4/22 – San Francisco – The Independent – Tickets

4/25 – Seattle – The Crocodile – Tickets

4/26 – Vancouver – Biltmore Cabaret – Tickets

4/27 – Portland – Doug [...]

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Kēvens | Music

by Danielle GilesFebruary 9, 2016

Popular South Florida DJ, Kevens, has matured since his early days of spinning records in crowded urban nightclubs. Today, he is creating progressive conscious Reggae mixes by embracing and channeling his world-beat influences and personal growth. His music is promoting a theme of multiculturalism, pride, spiritual enlightenment, artistic expression and positivism.

He recently released his new single, “Bright and Beautiful,” to embrace the new year, and ignite new beginnings. The track is healthy dose of positive vibes, with meditative lyrics, titillatingly ascending bars and electro-dubstep. Unlike many artists of the genre, Kevens’ tracks are refreshingly non-repetitive and would appeal to a wider range of musical pallets, making it a great ambiance music from social mixes to study sessions.

Listen here : Kēvens | Music

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