Doss Curates “Attitude FM” Mix for VFILES, Debut EP Out Now On Acéphale

Doss / Attitude FM (VFILES Mix 5)

Following last month’s release of her magical and enchanting debut, self-titled EP on Acéphale, Doss just revealed a new mix curated for VFILES called “Attitude FM”, which Gorilla Vs Bear praised as “perfectly blissed out.”

Click Here To Check Out Doss’ “Attitude FM” (VFILES Mix 5)

Haunted Hearts Premiere New Track and Video, Album Out May 27th on Zoo Music

Haunted Hearts, the husband/wife duo made up of Dee Dee Penny from Dum Dum Girls and Brandon Welchez from Crocodiles, will release Initiation, their debut full-length on May 27th via Zoo Music. This week, FADER premiered track “Up Is Up (But So Is Down),” noting, “it’s stitched together with the kind of gothic optimism that has come to define the pair’s signature sound, both separate and together.”

Listen to “Up Is Up (But So Is Down) via FADER

Dazed Digital have also premiered a video for the track, describing it as a “swirling psych-out,” saying “Penny pouts and Welchez preens in a fur coat straight out of Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Velvet Goldmine wardrobe.”

Watch the video for “Up Is Up (But So Is Down) via Dazed Digital

Honeyblood Premiere New Video on NPR, On Tour Now With Courtney Barnett

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Scottish two-piece Honeyblood premiered the video for their latest single “Killer Bangs” today, the perfect accompaniment to one of the most urgent, punk-driven cuts from their debut album.

Watch the video for “Killer Bangs” at NPR

Honeyblood’s self-titled record is now scheduled for release on July 15th 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.

Listen to “Killer Bangs” on Pitchfork

Listen to “Choker” at FADER

With escalating attention across Europe and the US, the duo are currently on tour in the UK as main support to Australian wordsmith Courtney Barnett. The band are planning their return to the US and will be announcing dates shortly.

The BBC recently highlighted the band in a feature on the “return of rock” resurgence in the UK. You can check out the article here. Honeyblood also stopped by the BBC studios last fall and performed a number of tracks from the upcoming LP. You can watch the session below.

Watch Honeyblood perform in the BBC Studios

Tiny Ruins Streaming LP on New York Times, Announces US Tour

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Tiny Ruins’ new album Brightly Painted One is coming out next week on Flying Nun Records and can be streamed now in its entirety on the New York Times’ Press Play page.

Click here to stream Brightly Painted One

NME have described the sound, saying “Holbrook’s wavery trill falls somewhere between Laura Marling and Sandy Denny; acoustic guitar is plucked and picked – but stately horns and Rhodes piano shape a kind of country-soul. Dazed Magazine has also premiered a new video for “Carriages,” calling it “brutal yet elegant.”

Click here to watch the video for “Carriages” on Dazed Digital

The band, led by singer Hollie Fullbrook, will be hitting North American shores this summer and playing shows across the US and in Canada, all dates are listed below.

Upcoming Tour Dates /

07.10.14 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
07.11.14 – The Church on York – Los Angeles, CA
07.12.14 – The Cellar Door – Visalia, CA
07.14.14 – Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA
07.15.14 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
07.17.14 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
07.23.14 – Wunderbar – Edmonton, AB
07.25.14 – 07.27.14 – Calgary Folk Music Festival – Calgary, AB
07.29.14 – The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
07.30.14 – First Avenue and 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
07.31.14 – Trumpet Blossom Cafe – Iowa City, IA
08.01.14 – Hideout – Chicago, IL
08.04.14 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
08.05.14 – Casa del Popolo – Montreal, QB
08.06.14 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
08.07.14 – DC9 – Washington, DC
08.09.14 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
08.10.14 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY

White Hinterland Premieres New Video; Announces US Summer Tour Dates

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White Hinterland is thrilled to premiere the video for “No Devotion” on VEVO, the latest track off her standout album, Baby (Out now on Dead Oceans). Spotlighted by Pitchfork, NME and SPIN, Rolling Stone praises Baby for its “operatic quivers, howling yelps” and “haunting harmonic layers.” WNYC raves, “It’s a record that exudes musical confidence and showcases Dienel’s new extroverted and evocative pop identity.”

Watch the video for “No Devotion” via Youtube here

After touring the UK this month, Casey will return to the US for a string of summer shows this June, including performances in Chicago, Washington DC and New York, before wrapping up the tour in Boston on June 28th. Full show schedule is below.

Watch the official video for title-track “Baby” here

Watch Casey’s impressive performance on WNYC Soundcheck here

Upcoming US Tour Dates /

06.20.14 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
06.21.14 – MOTR Pub – Cincinnati, OH
06.22.14 – Do317 – Indianapolis, IN
06.23.14 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
06.25.14 – DC9 – Washington, DC
06.27.14 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
06.28.14 – Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA

Viet Cong Announce “Cassette” EP Reissue on Mexican Summer

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Viet Cong is a new project made up of four distinct voices. Matt Flegel and Scott Munro (respective former members of beloved Calgary band Women, and Chad VanGaalen’s band) spent much of 2013 in their basement studio with a mess of old and run-down equipment to build a set of fresh material. Joined by bandmates Daniel Christiansen and Michael Wallace, the band completed work on a debut cassette. What emerged from the studio was a mixture of sharply-angled rhythmic workouts and euphoric ’60s garage pop melodies, balanced with a penchant for drone-y, VU-styled downer moments.

Opening track “Throw It Away” is tightly wound guitar pop, recalling the nervous urgency of The Feelies with its wiry guitar lines and ever-changing drum patterns, both of which are played with a dexterous sense of glee. “Oxygen Feed” is another stand-out, a gloriously sloppy sing-a-long couched with warm harmonies, and a charmingly ramshackle rhythm section befitting of its basement origins. Elsewhere, the band edge into harmony-laden, sublime pop heights (“Static Wall”), and Gothy post-punk (“Dark Entries”, “Select Your Drone”). As noted by Pitchfork in a recent “Rising” feature: “Viet Cong do many things, and they do it all very well”.

Simply titled “Cassette,” the former tour-only release retains its format-aware title for a vinyl and remastered digital release on Mexican Summer – out July 8th (US) / July 7th (UK).

Click here to listen to “Oxygen Feed” at Pitchfork

Upcoming Tour Dates /

06.04.14 – The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB #
06.05.14 – The Exchange – Regina, SK #
06.06.14 – The Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB #
06.07.14 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK #
06.19.14 – Silver Dollar – Toronto, ON
06.20.14 – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
06.21.14 – Wicker Park Festival – Chicago, IL
07.09.14 – DC9 – Washington, DC $
07.11.14 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA $
07.12.14 – Village Voice 4 Knots Music Festival – New York, NY
07.13.14 – Great Scott – Allston, MA $
07.14.14 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT $
07.15.14 – Le Divan Orange – Montreal, QC $

# with Chad VanGaalen
$ with TV Ghost

Isaac Delusion Announces 7″, Premieres Track

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French quartet Isaac Delusion are releasing a special 7″ here in North America via Cracki Records, the two tracks “Children Of The Night” and “She Pretends” will be available on June 3rd.

Nylon Guys has premiered the video for “She Pretends,” saying lead singer Loic’s “distinctive vocal range and imagination make him a mysterious frontman,” calling the music “catchy but unlike anything we’ve heard before.”

Click here to watch “She Pretends” at Nylon Guys

The video for the other track, “Children Of The Night,” can be viewed over at Noisey who describe the track as being “sonically sophisticated,” while “hypnotic synths zoom and fade over beats which skip and trip, pushing the song towards its full-bodied chorus.”

Click here to watch “Children Of The Night” at Noisey

Doss’ Self-Titled Debut EP Streaming Now, Out Now On Acéphale

Doss’ self-titled debut EP is out now on Acéphale, an impressive collection of tracks that Pitchfork praised by noting: “What it shares with her earlier remixes is a foundation that leans toward the jungle/drum’n'bass end of the spectrum … But “The Way I Feel”, along with the rest of Doss’ self-titled debut EP, is a lot dreamier … The EP maintains a similar sense of propulsion but with a markedly lighter touch, its four tracks gliding effortlessly through the air.”

After recently releasing the Yours Truly approved first single, “The Way I Feel”, emerging producer Doss revealed the standout second track, “Here Tonight”, last week. Lauded by FADER as “a sweet reminder of the circularity of music and, mainly, how good it feels to be lost in a feeling of longing; how alive that feels,” Gorilla Vs Bear goes on to call the song a “glowing, soothing gem.”

Click Here To Stream / Embed Doss’ Debut EP

Doss’ debut, self-titled EP is out now on Acéphale, limited edition vinyl can be purchased on Acéphale’s online store or click here to purchase on iTunes. Sign up at dossworld.com for more news and an evolving online experience in the months to come.

Courtney Barnett Makes Late Night TV Debut on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Album Out Now

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Courtney Barnett made her US television debut on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, performing the single “Avant Gardener” off her acclaimed album, The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas. Released for the first time in North America on April 15th via Mom + Pop Music, you can check out the stellar live performance of the lead single below.

Click Here to Watch Courtney Barnett Perform “Avant Gardener” on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

Critics have lauded The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, with The New York Times comparing the collection to “wildly unpredictable storytelling with rock that works up the scrappy momentum of the Velvet Underground.” Pitchfork went on to describe Barnett’s lyrical style as ”wordy, articulate and dazzlingly witty.” You can check out recent interviews with Barnett, where she talks in depth about the new album as well as some new recordings, now at NoiseyStereogum and Grantland.

After wrapping up two standout performances at Coachella Festival, Barnett will heading out on the road for shows and a string of summer festival slots in support of the album, including appearances at Sasquatch Festival, Northside Festival, Firefly, NXNE, Outside Lands and more. All upcoming dates are listed below.

Upcoming Tour Dates /

06.10.14 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY *
06.11.14 – Exit In – Nashville, TN *
06.12.14 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA *
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 – Firefly Festival – Dover, DE
06.20.14 – 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
08.01.14 – 08.03.14 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
08.01.14 – 08.03.14 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
08.08.14 – 08.10.14 – Outside Lands Festival – San Francisco, CA

* w/ Phosphorescent

Cascine Launches Digital Singles Label, CSCN, Billboard Premieres Single

Designed to serve as a pop workshop for developing artists, Cascine has launched a digital singles label named CSCN. Each month, CSCN will issue a single, typically bundled with a b-side, by new artists compatible with the label’s aesthetic. “So much great music crosses our desks that we want to work with, but can’t due to timing typically,” said Jeff Bratton, Cascine’s Owner. “We needed an outlet that will give us some flexibility and allow us to move quickly on material we’re excited about, without interrupting the Cascine calendar.”

Billboard premiered the news this week, along with the first single, describing it as “slick” and “club friendly.” As its first release, CSCN presents Home by Parisian pop producers, Studio Montaigne. Backed with track “Systematic,” Studio Montaigne’s songs drive an instant impression with their sensuality, style and simplicity. Studio Montaigne is Ruben Pariente and Martin Helleu.

Click here to listen to “Home” and “Systematic”