White Hinterland Premieres Video On VEVO; Currently On North American Tour

Photo Credit: Derrick Belcham

White Hinterland has just premiered the video for her song “Baby” on VEVO, the title-track from her acclaimed new album, out now on Dead Oceans. “Baby” is a haunting, yet beautiful video which was directed by Anna Rose Holmer and shot in Casey’s hometown in southeastern Massachusetts. Casey notes, “I was drawn to Anna’s treatment because she puts a lot of heart into her work, and ‘Baby’ feels like the most raw and delicate of all the songs on the album … whatever we did had to be especially personal. I wanted us to shoot it in my hometown because I think it’s beautiful here. It feels like a visual love letter to the Scituate that I grew up in.”

Watch the video for “Baby” here

Holmer goes on to say, “The treatment for the video started with an exploration of weakness as inner demon. I wanted the lyrics of the song to serve as a voiceover of sorts for a more narrative-driven video. My background is in film, so I tend to approach storytelling through that vocabulary.”

Casey recently set out on a US tour in support of her Rolling Stone and Pitchfork-approved new album, Baby, continuing to impress audiences with her incredible live performance. After wrapping up her run of North American dates, Casey will play a string of UK shows this May. Full tour schedule is below.

Listen to Casey’s Performance on WNYC Soundcheck here

Upcoming Tour Dates /

04.17.14 – Great Scott – Boston, MA *
04.18.14 – Il Motore – Montreal, QC *
04.19.14 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON *
04.21.14 – The Pike Room at the Crofoot – Pontiac, MI *
04.22.14 – Calvin College – Grand Rapids, MI *
04.23.14 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL *
04.24.14 – Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee, WI *
04.25.14 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN *
04.26.14 – UWEC – Schofield Auditorium – Eau Claire, WI
05.03.14 – Winooski United Methodist Church (Waking Windows Festival) – Winooski, VT
05.09.14 – Digital (The Great Escape Festival) – Brighton, UK
05.10.14 – The Prince Albert (The Great Escape Festival) – Brighton, UK
05.14.14 – Birthdays – London, UK
05.18.14 – Crystal Club – Berlin, DE
05.20.14 – Scandic Grand Central – Stockholm,  SE
05.22.14 – Vega (Ideal Bar) – Copenhagen, DK
05.23.14 – Fonden VoxHall (Atlast) – Aarhus, DK
05.25.14 – Paradiso – Amsterdam,  NE

* supporting S. Carey

Courtney Barnett’s Album Out Now On Mom + Pop

Photo Credit: Tajette O’Halloran

Courtney Barnett’s critically acclaimed album The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, is being released physically for the first time in North America on Mom + Pop Music this week.

To celebrate, Barnett has created a special limited hand-drawn zine, illustrating the view from her window as she travels across the world. “A View to a Gig” is available now, free with any purchase from your local independent record store. You can view the zine here.

Click Here to Watch the Video for “Anonymous Club”

The New York Times’ T Magazine has premiered the video for “Anonymous Club,” as well as an interview with Barnett fresh out of the studio, you can read more by following the link above.

Click Here to Watch Courtney Barnett’s Tiny Desk Concert

During a recent visit to their DC studios, Courtney had NPR raving, “Barnett can tell you a story like she’s your best friend, provided your best friend is a funny Australian poet,” going on to call her songs “thoughtful, acerbic rambles.”

Click Here to Listen to Courtney Barnett Cover The Lemonheads “Bein’ Around”

Click Here to Watch Courtney Barnett Cover The Lemonheads

Barnett premiered an acoustic cover of a song by The Lemonheads on Interview Magazine recently, who noted, “Everyone from Bob Dylan and Lou Reed to contemporaries like Cat Power and Deerhunter come to mind when listening to her work. But the slacker ’90s seem to have the strongest pull on Barnett’s early songwriting efforts”

Courtney remains in the US after last Sunday’s performance at Coachella. She will go on to play Firefly, NXNE, Outside Lands, and more this summer.

Upcoming Tour Dates/

04.13.14 & 04.20.14 – Coachella – Indio, CA
06.14.14 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Northside Festival – Brooklyn, NY
06.17.14 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
06.18.14 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
06.19.14 – 06.22.14 – Firefly Festival – Dover, DE
06.13.14 – 06.22.14 – NXNE Festival – Toronto, ON
06.24.14 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
07.01.14 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
07.02.14 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
07.04.14 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
07.05.14 – Sasquatch Festival – George, WA
08.01.14 – 08.03.14 – Pickathon Festival – Happy Valley, OR


PUJOL Premieres New Song, Announces Spring/ Summer Tour Dates

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PUJOL just released “Circles”, the second single off his forthcoming sophomore album, KLUDGE, premiering the track on KEXP. KLUDGE, which was announced last month, is set for a May 19th release on Saddle Creek. KEXP raves, “PUJOL’s ‘Circles,’ is an addictive, fast-paced, unrelenting stream of dark, lo-fi, punk-power set on shredding every millimeter of your dopamine pathways … an altogether dynamic track.”

Listen to “Circles” on KEXP here

PUJOL recently revealed the first single, “Pitch Black,” on VICE, who call the song “an old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll jammy jam made by a dude who knows that pop music should kick your teeth in and be out the door in three minutes or less.”

Listen to “Pitch Black” on VICE here

In support of his anticipated new album, Daniel Pujol will set out on a US tour this spring/ summer, which includes shows in Nashville, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, before wrapping up in Lousiville on June 13. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

On Record Store Day, April 19th, “Circles” will be available on 7″ along with an exclusive B-side track, “A Demo of Egyptian Afterlife.” There will be 1,000 copies of the record made available on limited edition green vinyl.

KLUDGE pre-order links can be found here.

Upcoming Tour Dates /

04.19.14 – Record Store Day – Nashville, TN
05.17.14 – The East Room – Nashville, TN *
05.20.14 – Grimey’s – Nashville, TN
05.22.14 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, PA ~
05.23.14 – Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY #
05.24.14 – Rough Trade (In-Store) – Brooklyn, NY
05.24.14 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY ^
05.25.14 – Happy Dog – Cleveland, OH
05.26.14 – PJ Lagerhaus – Detroit, MI
05.27.14 – Elastic – Chicago, IL
05.28.14 – The Comet – Cincinnati, OH
05.29.14 – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI $
05.30.14 – Majestic Theater – Madison, WI $
05.31.14 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN $
06.03.14 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA $
06.04.14 – Star Theater – Portland, OR $
06.06.14 – Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA $
06.07.14 – TBA – Los Angeles, CA
06.08.14 – Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ $
06.10.14 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO $
06.11.14 – The Bottle Neck – Lawrence, KS $
06.12.14 – The Demo – St. Louis, MO $
06.13.14 – Zanzibar – Louisville, KY $

* w/ Natural Child, Denney & The Jets
~ w/ Ruby Buff, Needle Points
# w/ Scully
^ w/ Dirty Fences
$ w/ Detroit Cobras

Doss Releases New Track | Announces Self-Titled Debut EP, Out 4/29 on Acéphale

DOSS

On April 29th, producer and singer Doss will release her debut on Acéphale, a self-titled, four track EP that introduces listeners to a world of curved, shining surfaces and strobing colors.  Doss wholeheartedly takes inspiration from the various forms of dance music that emerged in the early 90s while sidestepping any notion of revivalism.  She projects “Electronica,” and the cultural baggage that comes with it, into the contemporary landscape, moulding and adapting it to sound simultaneously nostalgic and futuristic.  The music is bold, emotional and unabashedly pop, bursting with color and imagination. But beyond the sheen there is a complex fragility reminding us that glossy fantasies are just as interesting for their subtext.

Click Here To Stream / Embed “The Way I Feel” on YouTube

Click Here To Stream / Embed “The Way I Feel” on Soundcloud

As a companion piece to the EP, Doss and Acéphale have been developing an immersive online experience with Los Angeles design studio Oval-X (How To Dress Well, CFCF). Visitors can currently register for the site by entering their email in exchange for a download of the first song from the EP, “The Way I Feel.”  In the coming weeks and months, users will gain further access to the site as more and more of Doss’ world unfolds.

Doss EP Tracklisting /

01. The Way I Feel
02. Softpretty
03. Here Tonight
04. Extended Mix

Sled Island Music & Arts Festival Announces Second Wave of Headliners

Organizers are excited to announce a second wave of artists playing this year’s festival: Boston post-punk legends and long-time festival wishlist performers Mission of Burma, Portland-based freak-folk flag bearers Blitzen TrapperThe Fresh & Onlys’ fuzz pop from San Francisco, punk’d-up thrash metal from Dallas Power Trip, indie shoegaze Krautrock and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) collaborators Disappears, Vancouver punk rock DIY stalwart White Lung, doo-wop garage rock from Shannon & The Clams, Brooklyn-based experimental and ethereal pop artist Julianna Barwick, lo-fi, fuzzed out Mississippi garage rockers Bass Drum of DeathU.S. Girls’ experimental 60s AM radio-inspired pop, Canadian alt-country heroes Elliott Brood, Berlin-via Montreal DJ Deadbeat, and Jerusalem In My Heart’s return to Calgary post-2013 flood to finish their National Music Centre residency.

In addition, guest curator and Riot Grrl co-founder Kathleen Hanna’s personal picks include Screaming Females, Hunx & His Punx, Younger Lovers, Mind Troll, and Roman Polanski’s Baby. Hanna will be performing with The Julie Ruin and the festival will also feature a screening of the documentary based on her life, ‘The Punk Singer’, with a special Q&A with Hanna.

The artists join over 35 other artists, including previously announced headliners: Spiritualized, Neko Case, Rocket From The Crypt, St. Vincent, Touché Amoré, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Rhye, Killer Mike, Earthless, Bob Mould and Chelsea Wolfe. Festival goers can expect over 250 bands plus film, comedy, visual art, and special events in the 30+ venues from June 18-22, 2014. Stay tuned for comedy, film, and the full line-up announcements in the coming month.

Click here to view the Sled Island trailer

Festival passes, offering access to every event at the festival subject to capacity, are now on sale for $199 (Discovery Pass) and $349 (Discovery Plus Pass) at sledisland.com. All-Ages Passes, giving those under the age of 18 access to the festival’s all-ages programming, are also on sale for $50.

A limited number of individual tickets for select shows to go on sale April 11th via sledisland.com and Ticketfly. Press applications are now open for Sled Island. If you would like to apply for press credentials, you can do so by clicking here.

White Hinterland Releases New Album Today, Sets Out On North American Tour

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White Hinterland has released her stunning new album Baby today, via Dead Oceans. Already capturing the attention of Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum and WNYC, Rolling Stone has praised the record, noting “Dienel’s considerable vocal skills hold it all together: She’s got a Mary Poppins-size bag of tricks, singing in operatic quivers, howling yelps, haunting harmonic layers and even full-on vocal fry without showing any seams.”

This impressive third offering from talented artist and producer Casey Dienel, was recently spotlighted by WNYC, who raves, “White Hinterland doubles down on the experimental electronic flourishes, and fizzy, dance-ready hooks. Yet at the heart, as always, is Dienel’s passionate, haunting voice, be it as a capella art pop … or immersed in a sea of gorgeous neo-soul harmonies.” Stereogum goes on to say, “White Hinterland’s new album Baby is poised to display her transformation from a more introverted singer performing over drones and glitchy beats to her own best producer soaring over bombastic experimental R&B.”

White Hinterland is currently on a North American tour in support of the record. See a full list of dates below.

Listen to single”Baby” at Stereogum here

Watch the official video for “Ring The Bell” at WNYC here

Upcoming Tour Dates /

04.01.14 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall (Woode Shoppe)  - San Francisco, CA
04.03.14 – Bootleg Bar – Los Angeles, CA
04.05.14 – Opolis – Norman, OK *
04.06.14 – Three Links – Dallas, TX *
04.07.14 – Holy Mountain – Austin, TX *
04.09.14 – Circle Bar – New Orleans, LA *
04.10.14 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL *
04.11.14 – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA *
04.12.14 – Kings – Raleigh, NC *
04.13.14 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *
04.14.14 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA *
04.16.14 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY *
04.17.14 – Great Scott – Boston, MA *
04.18.14 – Il Motore – Montreal, QC *
04.19.14 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON *
04.21.14 – The Pike Room at the Crofoot – Pontiac, MI *
04.22.14 – Calvin College – Grand Rapids, MI *
04.23.14 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL *
04.24.14 – Club Garibaldi – Milwaukee, WI *
04.25.14 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN *
04.26.14 – UWEC – Schofield Auditorium – Eau Claire, WI
05.03.14 – Winooski United Methodist Church (Waking Windows Festival) – Winooski, VT

* w/ S. Carey

Honeyblood Premiere New Track on Pitchfork, Album Out July 15

Photo Credit: Laura Coulson

Fresh from supporting both Angel Olsen and Real Estate, as well as blazing a trail through most of America, including a show-stopping stint at SXSW, Glasgow two-piece Honeyblood are proud to announce their new single “Killer Bangs.” Maybe the most urgent, punk-driven cut from their upcoming debut LP, it’s two minutes thirty four seconds of frantic clatter and head-rush hooks that impacts with an instant, effortless sense of abandon.

Click Here to Stream “Killer Bangs” via Pitchfork

Honeyblood’s self-titled record has a new release date of July 15th and will be released via FatCat. Recorded at legendary producer Peter Katis’ Tarquin Studios (The National, Interpol) in ten days last November, Honeyblood is an accomplished and delightfully fierce record.

Click Here to Listen to “Choker” via FADER

The band will be hitting the road this spring with Courtney Barnett for a run of UK shows, stay tuned for North American summer dates coming soon.

Tiny Ruins Announces Sophomore Album; NPR Streaming Track Now

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New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins is returning with a new album this spring, Brightly Painted One, which will be released on Flying Nun on May 13th. Tiny Ruins is the project of artist Hollie Fullbrook, who, since releasing her celebrated debut Some Were Meant for Sea in 2011, has spent the past 3 years writing and recording while touring the world solo, as a duo and with her band.

NPR premiered “The Ballad Of The Hanging Parcel” this week, with host Bob Boilen describing as “One of those things, you put it on, the cover’s beautiful and there it is.” You can check out the dreamy track below.

Click Here To Listen To “The Ballad Of The Hanging Parcel” On NPR’s All Songs Considered

Click Here to Listen to “The Ballad Of The Hanging Parcel” via Soundcloud

We were given the first reveal of the album on KCRW, who played the opening track “Me At The Museum You In The Winter Gardens” calling it “minimal yet haunting.”

Click Here To Listen To “Me At The Museum You In The Winter Gardens”

Tiny Ruins will be touring North America this summer, more information on those dates will be announced soon.

Haunted Hearts Announce Debut LP, Premiere Video for “Johnny Jupiter”

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Haunted Hearts is an art project of Dee Dee Penny (Dum Dum Girls) & Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles). It is many years dreamt, one cold winter realized. It is not the melding of two bands; it is a true collaboration.

Haunted Hearts’ first full-length album, entitled Initiation, will be released on Zoo Music May 27th 2014, Dream Records will release a cassette version. Pitchfork premiered the first single “Johnny Jupiter” along with the video for the track which is directed by Scott Kiernan.

Click Here to Watch “Johnny Jupiter” Video

The album was written in the winter of 2012, holed up in their apartment, surrounded by a lot of books, Motown, and Krautrock. Initiation was recorded by Jon Greene at Electric Orange Studios in San Diego, mixed by Jorge Elbrecht (Ariel Pink/Violens) at Static Recording in Brooklyn, and mastered by Joe La Porta at Sterling Sound in New York City.

You can pre-order Initiation here. All pre-orders receive “Johnny Jupiter” immediately.

Nat Baldwin Premieres Video; Announces US Spring/Summer Tour Dates

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Nat Baldwin has just premiered a stunning new video via AV Club, for the title-track off his upcoming album, In The Hollows (out April 29th on Western Vinyl). AV Club raves, ”The titular track is propulsive and arty … The clip merges found footage, past lives, and movement, creating something Baldwin says nails his aesthetic and conveys ‘all the fears, hopes, dreams, and dread’ that the song holds.”

Watch the video for “In The Hollows” on AV Club here

Baldwin is excited to announce a run of North American dates this spring/ summer, including shows in Chicago, Brooklyn, New Orleans and Nashville, before wrapping up the tour in Pittsburgh on June 28th. Full schedule is below.

In The Hollows, the forthcoming album from the Dirty Projectors’ bassist, is an impressive and emotionally-charged collection of songs, combining mournful strings with Nat’s vocals. Stereogum praises the title-track, calling it “a fragile piece with strings that give it an insistent propulsive rush.”

Listen to “In The Hollows” via Stereogum here

Upcoming Tour Dates /

03.31.14 – Smog (Bard College) – Hudson, NY
04.04.14 – Mission Creek Festival – Iowa City, IA
04.29.14 – BUOY – Kittery, ME ~
05.01.14 – Machines With Magnets – Pawtucket, RI
05.02.14 – Space Gallery – Portland, ME *
05.03.14 – Winooski United Methodist Church – Winooski, VT
05.28.14 – Rockmill Brewery Tasting Room – Lancaster, OH ^
05.29.14 – Constellation – Chicago, IL #
05.30.14 – Mike ‘n’ Molly’s – Champaign, IL
05.31.14 – Rootcellar Lounge – Bloomington, IN
06.01.14 – Dreamland – Louisville, KY
06.02.14 – The Ice Cream Factory – Cincinnati, OH
06.04.14 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY $
06.06.14 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT $
06.07.14 – Spotty Dog Books & Ale – Hudson, NY
06.08.14 – The Thing In The Spring – Peterborough, NH !
06.14.14 – Perot Grain Silos at Silo City – Buffalo, NY
06.17.14 – Neptunes Parlour – Raleigh, NC
06.18.14 – Conundrum – West Columbia, SC
06.19.14 – Go Bar – Athens, GA
06.20.14 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
06.21.14 – Blue Moon Saloon – Lafayette, LA
06.22.14 – Circle Bar – New Orleans, LA
06.24.14 – The Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
06.25.14 – The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
06.26.14 – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar -Charlottesville, VA
06.27.14 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD %
06.28.14 – Andy Warhol Museum – Pittsburgh, PA

~ w/ Ryan Power
* w/ Butcher Boy
^ w/ Holler Boys
# w/ Pillars and Tongues
$ w/ Celestial Shore
! w/ Dave Kontak Ensemble
% w/ Merchandise