Coinciding with the announcement comes the premiere of the brand new single, “Cloud 9,” which can be viewed as a music video below.
April 29, 2016
Montreal indie-pop bands Islands has premiered a new music video. The video features the song “No Milk, No Sugar” and will appear on the albums Taste and Should I Remain Here At Sea?, due out on May 13, 2016.
The new video can be viewed below.
Listen to the full EP here.
Philadelphia post-punk/shoegaze outfit Psychic Teens has premiered a song from their new LP. The track is titled “Winter Grey” and will appear on the band’s 3rd full length is titled Nerve, which is due for release on May 13th via SRA Records.
Listen to the song below.
April 28, 2016
Los Angeles’ Say Anything and Philadelphia’s mewithoutYOU covered each other’s songs and are releasing a limited edition, tour-only 7-inch vinyl. Listen to Torches Apart (Say Anything) and Cleo’s Ferry Cemetery (mewithoutYOU) currently streaming here.
The emo/post hardcore bands recently began touring with Teen Suicide and Museum Mouth. Purchase of the new swap is only available at the shows. Check out the remaining tour dates here.
On behalf of the cover Say Anything frontman Max Bemis said:
“This was the first song I ever heard or fell in love with recorded by my friends in mewithoutYou. Getting to know Aaron, along with my admiration for his lyrics and the way he lives his life growing over the years, has made him a sort of philosophical idol of mine. However, I often see myself as too flawed and messed up to measure up (Aaron, always humble, wouldn’t agree.) I altered the song to imprint my tendency towards cynicism and self destruction as a comment on how beautiful and inspiring the original is. Just call it the ‘Bum Out Remix’.”
mewithoutYOU’s Aaron Weiss shared:
“The original version of Cemetery embodies what I love about Say Anything: vividly corporal, emotionally confrontational, self-deprecating, brutally honest, cynical/dark while weirdly hopeful, etc. He sings way better than I can, so why bother covering his song outright?, better to do something our own, even if it’s inferior, at least it’s not only inferior. Cobbling together lines of Max’s, lines of mine, a Morrissey lyric, it’s harder to know who gets credit if it turns out well, who’s to blame if it fails, probably accounting for the somewhat-less-anxiety-ridden-than-usual song production process. All this plus we can recommend a visit to Cleo’s Ferry Museum in Melba, Idaho—a partial cure-place, I think, for what ails ‘people’ like me and Max.”
Brooklyn NY’s Haybaby has premiered a full stream of their upcoming EP. The EP is titled Blood Harvest, and will be available on April 29, 2016 via Tiny Engines Records. The EP follows their 2015 LP, Sleepy Kids. released last week via Tiny Engines Records.
Listen to the entire compilation here.
Thrice has premiered a new song from their upcoming new album. The track is titled “Black Honey” and the disc is titled, Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere, which is due out May 27, 2016. Dustin Kensrue explains the song:
“Black Honey was built from one of the first ideas we started jamming on when we got back together to write this record,… Lyrically the song spawned from an image that popped into my head; someone continually swatting at a swarm of bees to get their honey, but somehow not understanding why they would sting back in return. It seemed a fitting metaphor for much of U.S. foreign policy.”
The band last released Major/Minor back in 2011. Listen to the song here courtesy NPR.
New Jersey alt rock band Pinegrove has announced that they will heading on a tour of North America this summer. The band is supporting their latest LP, Cardinal, available now via Run For Cover Records.
Tour dates are below.