Videos

The Murder Capital – “More Is Less” [Video]

Dublin’s The Murder Capital have shared a new video for ‘More Is Less’ – the live version of which went viral and forged the band’s breakthrough last year. The video follows the release of their debut album When I Have Fears in August, which reached a Top 20 chart position in the UK, and a #2 position in their native Ireland.
The new album is available on gatefold colour LP, black LP, as part of a limited bundle (gatefold colour LP, t-shirt, pin & journal), CD and as a digital download. You can order the album HERE.

Produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals) the album features all four singles from the band so far, ‘Feeling Fades’, ‘Green & Blue’ & ‘Don’t Cling To Life’ and ‘More Is Less.’ Alongside the new video the band have a huge string of live dates for 2020 which are listed below, including their biggest London headline show to-date at Electric Ballroom. The band are currently on a sold out UK headline tour and will be playing across Europe in November.

24 January – Chelsea – Vienna, AT
25 January – Strom – Munich, DE
26 January – Underdogs – Prague CZ
28 January – Klub Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, PL
29 January – Projekt LAB – Poznan, PL
31 January – Loppen – Copenhagen, DK

1 February – Atlas – Aarhus, DK
3 February – Musik und Frieden – Berlin, DE
4 February – Gleis 22 – Munster, DE
6 February – Vera – Groningen, NL
7 February – Grauzone Festival – Den Haag, NL
11 February – Botanique – Brussels, BE
13 February – Leeds Irish Centre – Leeds, UK
14 February – Manchester Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
15 February – The Art School – Glasgow, UK
17 February – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
18 February – Wedgewood Rooms – Portsmouth, UK
19 February – SWX – Bristol, UK
21 February – Electric Ballroom – London, UK
22 February – The Leadmill – Sheffield, UK
24 February – The O2 Institute 2 – Birmingham, UK
25 February – O2 Academy 2 Liverpool – Liverpool, UK
27 February – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRE

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – “Mundungus” [Video]

Following a huge tour across America, Canada, Europe and the UK, Perth’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets share their new video for “Mundungus”, shot by the band on super 8 and taking us along for the ride of their whirlwind past few months. A new favourite addition to the live set, “Mundungus” premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, and is the band’s first release since they shared their new album And Now For The Whatchamacallit earlier this year. “Mundungus is the rare post tour recovery period where all our surrounding friends and family assume we’re crippled with alcoholism, burdened with lives of social estrangement and are far too disillusioned to foresee our self destructive tendencies”. – Jack McEwan Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Returning home for this year’s Spilt Milk Festival and summer’s Falls Festival, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are gearing up for a homecoming tour to remember. You can find their current dates below.

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Saturday 23rd November Spilt Milk Festival Canberra SOLD OUT
Saturday 30th November Spilt Milk Festival Ballarat SOLD OUT
Saturday 28th December – Wednesday 1st January Falls Festival Lorne
Sunday 29th December – Tuesday 31st December Falls Festival Marion Bay
Tuesday 31st December – Thursday 2nd January Falls Festival Byron Bay
Friday 3rd January – Saturday 4th January Falls Festival Fremantle

Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band – “Caberfae Peaks” [Video]

Here is a new track from Texas group led by songwriter, shredder, and flautist Nolan Potter. Potter is well known on the Austin scene and has played with Holy Wave. His new ablum is just out on Castle Face Records, which you can find HERE, and this video is a good shot of what to expect – dreamy and lucid keys, strings, drum corps, slippery guitar and buff bass, ripe flutes and breezy vocals. For fans of Embryo, the Mothers, Pink Floyd, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Moody Blues, the Stark Reality, and Placebo.

Nada Surf – “Something I Should Do” [Video]

Nada Surf has announced the release of their long-awaited new LP, Never Not Together, arriving via Barsuk on February 7, 2020. It’s the band’s ninth studio recording — their first in almost four years. Today’s video is for the new single, “Something I Should Do.”

Never Not Together sees Nada Surf – Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca, Ira Elliot, and their longtime friend and collaborator, Louie Lino – continuing their music vision with catchy indie rock songs. Recorded earlier this year at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, Wales, the wide-ranging collection revels in the group’s ability to evoke and reflect grand and intricately wrought emotions, whether through sweeping guitar solos or hushed-whisper vocals.

Nada Surf will celebrate the release with a major world tour. The band has also added a run of May and June dates to their existing tour slate — see below for the full list of currently-announced dates.

NADA SURF
WORLD TOUR 2020


JANUARY
14 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
15 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
17 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
18 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
19 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
20 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
22 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
24 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
25 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater
27 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
28 – Charlottesville, VA – Southern Café & Music Hall
29 – Washington, DC – The Black Cat
30 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
31 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

FEBRUARY
1 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
2 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
25 – Cambridge, UK – J2
26 – Lille, FR – Le Splendid
27 – Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
28 – Strasbourg, FR – La Laiterie
29 – Rennes, FR – Le MeM

MARCH
2 – Lyon, FR – Le Transbordeur
3 – Tolouse, FR – Le Bikini
4 – Valencia, ES – Sala Moon
5 – Murcia, ES – Sala REM
6 – Madrid, ES – La Riviera
7 – Bilbao, ES – Antxokia
8 – Pamplona, ES – Zentral
9 – Bordeaux, FR – Le Krakatoa
11 – Paris, FR – La Cigale
12 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
13 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
14 – Dublin, IE – Button Factory
15 – Glasgow, UK – St Luke’s

APRIL
1 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
2 – Brussels, BE – Orangerie Botanique
3 – Hannover, DE – Swiss Life Hall *
4 – Leipzig, DE – Haus Auensee *
5 – Vienna, AT – Arena
6 – Stuttgart, DE – Wizemann
7 – Milan, IT – Santeria Toscana
8 – Zurich, CH – Dynamo
9 – Munich, DE – Mufatthalle
10 – Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle *
11 – Berlin, DE – Metropol
12 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik
14 – Stockholm, SW – Nalen
15 – Oslo, NO – John Dee
16 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
17 – Bremen, DK – Pier 2 *
18 – Dortmund, DE – Warsteiner Music Hall *

MAY
21 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
22 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
25 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
26 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
27 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
30 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

JUNE
2 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
3 – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barn
4 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
5 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
6 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
7 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Bag

* Die Perfektion Tour w/Madse

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – “Don’t Look Down” [Video]

Austin’s …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are returning after six years with their 10th full-length studio album X: The Godless Void and Other Stories – due out on January 17th, 2020 on Dine Alone Records in North America. The new LP comes as the band enters their 25th year together and …Trail of Dead will kick off the album release with a show at LA’s Masonic Lounge in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery followed by a couple of weeks of West Coast dates. Along with the news today the band is revealing the first single via the official video for “Don’t Look Down” directed, edited and produced by Conrad Keely. The single will be available via all DSPs tomorrow, November 15th, along with an album pre-order.

X: The Godless Void and Other Stories was produced by …Trail’s own Conrad Keely alongside engineer Charles Godfrey (Sinkane, of Montreal, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Work on the new album began in earnest in 2018 after Keely returned home to Austin following five years in Cambodia, rejoining fellow founding member Jason Reece. As a result, the album sees Keely detailing “the sadness of moving away from a place that I loved,” while also taking inspiration from Steven Pressfield’s book The War Of Art to face his own demons regarding the creative process. “I feel like I’m writing pop music,” he says, “it’s just not Top 20 pop. It’s the pop music I wish was on the radio, the pop music I would’ve grown up with.”

(Sandy) Alex G – “In My Arms” [Video]

In the midst of a headlining tour, (Sandy) Alex G has released a new video for “In My Arms”, a track from his new album, House of Sugar. The video was directed by Zev Magasis, who also directed the video for “Gretel”.

Alex will play a sold out NYC show at Brooklyn Steel this Thursday, November 14th. The US leg concludes in his hometown of Philadelphia on November 30th, and continues in the UK and the EU in February 2020. Dates below; tickets are available at HERE.

(Sandy) Alex G US Tour Dates
Tue 11/12 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House – SOLD OUT
Thu 11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Fri 11/15 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot – SOLD OUT
Sat 11/16 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
Sun 11/17 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Sat 11/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer – SOLD OUT

Fri 02/07 – Liverpool, UK @ Phase One
Sat 02/08 – Dublin, IE @ The Button Factory
Sun 02/09 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
Mon 02/10 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Wed 02/12 – London, UK @ Evolutionary Arts Hackney (EartH) – SOLD OUT
Fri 02/14 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla – SOLD OUT
Sat 02/15 – Brighton, UK @ The Old Market

Mon 02/17 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Tue 02/18 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Rotonda)
Thu 02/20 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow (SkyBar)
Sat 02/22 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Mon 02/24 – Prague, CZ @ Underdogs Ballroom
Tue 02/25 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Thu 02/27 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz (Sala 3)
Fri 02/28 – Madrid, ES @ Sala El Sol
Mon 03/02 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Wed 03/04 – Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
Thu 03/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Fri 03/06 – Groningen, NL @ Vera

Wed 04/15 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA *
* rescheduled from October 26th @ The Irenic; all tickets will be honored

Ratboys – “Alien With A Sleep Mask On” [Video]

“I’m lost, but I’m not afraid.” As Ratboys’ Julia Steiner began to write the skeletons of the songs that would make up their new album Printer’s Devil, those six words, originally sung by David Byrne, meant everything. They became a mantra for the transformative nature of Printer’s Devil, an album that finds the Chicago band achieving entirely new heights as a four-piece and peaks of vulnerability in what is undoubtedly their strongest and most cohesive endeavor yet.

You can check out the lead track in the video and Printer’s Devil will be out everywhere on February 28, 2020 and pre-orders are available now from Topshelf Records HERE.

Video Premiere: Frontier Folk Nebraska – “Walking In Latonia”

Cincinnati’s Frontier Folk Nebraska have been cranking out quality rock n roll since their debut back in 2011. The group is celebrating their latest and just released record, Freaks, with several tour dates, a record release party on November 29th at the Southgate Revival in Newport, Kentucky and today’s video premiere for album track “Walking In Latonia.”

“Walking In Latonia” was filmed on location in the band’s hometown with guitarist Travis Talbert’s three you old daughter, Ellison roaming wild and free in the place the band grew up. The song’s driving guitar keeps this mid-tempo burner going and when the chorus comes up, “I’m walking in Latonia – got boots on my feet,” you can connect the feeling with your own home town roots.

Frontier Folk Nebraska wear all their emotion on their sleeve here and that’s exactly what you will get with their new album Freaks. Their hard working sound is meant to be turned up! Make sure you watch the video then pick up a copy of the new album. Their current tour dates are listed below along with links to their album order and band info.

Freaks Tour 2019
11.22 Loose Cobra Tolono, IL
11.23 Law Office Yorkville, IL
11.29 Southgate House Revival Newport, KY Freaks Release Party!
12.13 North Second Tap & Bottle Shop Hamilton, OH
12.14 Blind Bob’s Bar Dayton, OH

Frontier Folk Nebraska Bandcamp
Frontier Fold Nebraska Facebook

Grace Cummings – “There Flies A Seagull” [Video]

Powerfully voiced Australian folk artist, Grace Cummings, made a quick rise within Melbourne’s indie music scene which landed her a contract with Flightless Records. They just issued her debut album, Refuge Cove, last week and “There Flies A Seagull” is the second single.

The debut was recorded in one afternoon by Jesse Williams (Traffik Island, Girlatones) in his Melbourne home. Her voice is unique and powerful – an artist to watch for sure.

The Raconteurs – “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” [Video]

The Raconteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler – have shared a new video for “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying).” The video was directed by Ben Chappell and prominently features the iconic House On The Rock in Spring Green, WI.Help Us Stranger (Third Man Records), which has already seen the band perform across much of the US and will include dates in South America and Hawaii before the year’s end. See below for the full list of tour dates.

THE RACONTEURS LIVE 2019
November 7: New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore NOLA #
November 8: Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre #
November 9: St. Augustine, FL – The Amp @
November 10: Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach #
November 12: Teatro Gran Rex – Buenos Aires, Argentina (SOLD OUT)
November 13: Teatro Coliseo – Santiago, Chile
November 15: Popload Festival – São Paulo, Brazil *
November 17: Corona Capital – Mexico City, Mexico *
November 18: Plaza Condesa – Mexico City, Mexico (SOLD OUT)
December 5: Portland, OR – KNRK December To Remember at Crystal Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
December 7: San Jose, CA – ALT 105.3’s Not So Silent Night at SAP Center at San Jose *
December 12: Honolulu, HI – The Republik
December 13: Honolulu, HI – The Republik

* FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE
# WITH KING JAMES & THE SPECIAL MEN
@ WITH MARGO PRICE

Jenny Lewis – “Rabbit Hole” [Video]

Jenny Lewis has unveiled a brand new clip for “Rabbit Hole,” which is from her latest release On The Line. (Warner Records). Like its predecessor “Red Bull & Hennessy”, “Rabbit Hole” was shot live and directed by Eric Notarnicola (Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Nathan For You, Who Is America?). The live video features Jenny navigating swirling scenes of mysterious costumed figures and celestial backdrops, with cameos from Mac DeMarco and King Tuff.

Jenny is currently on tour and you can catch all of her dates below.

JENNY LEWIS
ON THE LINE TOUR 2019
10/29/19 — Ithaca, NY — State Theatre
10/31/19 — Toronto, ON — The Danforth Music Hall
11/01/19 — Montreal, QC — L’Astral
11/02/19 — Portland, ME — State Theatre
11/03/19 — Providence, RI — Columbus Theatre
12/07/19 — Brighton, UK — The Brighton Centre*
12/08/19 — Leeds, UK — First Direct Arena*
12/09/19 — Cardiff, UK — Motorpoint Arena Cardiff*
12/10/19 — Nottingham, UK — Motorpoint Arena Nottingham*
04/09/20 — Byron Bay, AU — Byron Bay Blues Fest

*supporting The National

Beck – “Uneventful Days” [Video]

Beck asked Dev Hynes from Blood Orange to direct a video for his new single “Uneventful Days.” Beck had admired the originality and personal style of the clips that Blood Orange made for himself and for others so it seemed like a perfect fit.

Beck’s new album Hyperspace will be released November 22nd on Capitol Records. The new record will be Beck’s 14th studio album and first since 2017’s Colors, which won Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Hyperspace’s release will be bookended by two Beck festival headline appearances: October 26th at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, and December 6th at Intersect in Las Vegas.

You can pre-order the record HERE.

Jeanines – “Winter In The Dark” [Video]

Brooklyn’s Jeanines specialize in short bursts of energetic but melancholy minor-key pop. With influences that run deep into the most crucial tributaries of DIY pop — Television Personalities, Marine Girls, early Pastels, Dolly Mixture — they’ve crafted a style that is as individual as it is just plain pleasurable.

With 16 great songs included, there is a lot at work here on their recently released debut album via Slumberland Records. Jeanines have been compared to such cult pop icons as Dear Nora, Black Tambourine, and more recent acts like Veronica Falls and Girl Ray, but their dark, modal melodies and pensive, philosophical lyrics ensure them a place of their own in today’s crowded but boisterously healthy DIY pop scene.

Now the band is back with their first proper video with “Winter In The Dark” and are set to bring in 2020 with a string of west coast shows. You can order a copy of the record HERE and check out the tour dates below.

Tour Dates
1/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Love Song Bar
1/8 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
1/9 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
1/10 – Chico, CA @ TBA
1/11 – Portland, OR @ Firkin Tavern
1/12 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project

Peter Bjorn And John – “Rusty Nail” [Video]

Peter Bjorn and John will celebrate their 20-year anniversary in 2020 with the release of their ninth full-length studio album – Endless Dream – due out March 13th via INGRID. The band has dropped the single and video for “Rusty Nail” along the news of the new LP and a Spring US headline tour. You can see all the confirmed tour dates below.

Peter Bjorn and John Confirmed Tour Dates
March 23, Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom
March 24, Santa Ana, La Santa
March 25, Oakland, The New Parish
March 27, Portland, Doug Fir Lounge
March 28, Seattle, The Crocodile
March 31, Salt Lake City, Urban Lounge
April 1, Denver, Bluebird Theatre
April 3, Saint Paul, Amsterdam
April 4, Chicago, Empty Bottle
April 5, Detroit, Loving Touch
April 7, Philadelphia, Johnny Brenda’s
April 8, Washington, Union Stage
April 10, New York, Webster Hall
April 11, Boston, Brighton Music Hall

Fletcher C Johnson – “In My Time” [Video]

Are You Feelin’ It is the brand new full-length from Burger Records alum, Fletcher C Johnson, which is officially out now. The digital only release can be purchased anywhere you purchase music digitally, and/or streamed on Spotify.

Are You Feelin’ It leaves behind the electric instruments of his past in favor of acoustic guitars, harmonicas, and piano. Gone are the synths and surf riffs that dominated his last single, “Wilder Than Me,” but his pop sensibilities remain. The choruses on Are You Feelin’ It are more sing-along-friendly than ever.

Matt Berninger feat. Phoebe Bridgers – “Walking On A String” [Video]

Matt Berninger, of GRAMMY-winning band The National, alongside acclaimed singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers have released a new video and song, “Walking On A String”, which was written specifically for Between Two Ferns: The Movie by Berninger in collaboration with his wife, writer Carin Besser and musician Mike Brewer. It was recorded at Sound City, CA with Walter Martin (guitar) and Matt Barrick (drums) of The Walkmen and produced by Bridgers, Tony Berg and Ethan Gruska. The track has officially been released by label Dead Oceans and can be streamed now. The music video was directed, shot and edited by Tom Berninger and Chris Sgroi.

Wolf Parade – “Against The Day” [Video]

Wolf Parade have delivered an official video for the synth-driven “Against the Day,” the group’s first new recorded material in three years. The song, which features rare alternating lead vocals from Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug, is available now all on DSPs worldwide.

Directed by Scorpion Dagger and featuring an 16-bit contribution from Doctor Octoroc, the visual is a post-apocalyptic Wolf Parade listening party. “Against the Day” follows their last release Cry Cry Cry (2016).

Wolf Parade have also just announced headlining 2020 European and UK tour dates, which begin March 2nd in Utrecht, Netherlands at Tivoli Vredenburg and end March 15th in Dublin, Ireland at The Button Factory. All dates are below.

Mar. 02 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg
Mar. 03 – Hamburg, DE – Knust
Mar. 04 – Berlin, DE – Gretchen
Mar. 06 – Cologne, DE – Club Volta
Mar. 07 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
Mar. 08 – Luxembourg, LX – Rotondes
Mar. 09 – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
Mar. 10 – Brussels, BE – Orangerie @ Botanique
Mar. 11 – London, UK – The Dome
Mar. 13 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
Mar. 14 – Manchester, UK – YES (Pink Room)
Mar. 15 – Dublin, IE – The Button Factory

GA-20 – “Lonely Soul (Live)” [Video]

GA-20 was formed by friends Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs in Boston, MA in 2018. The project was born out of their mutual love of heavy traditional Blues, R&B, and Rock & Roll of the late ’50s and early ’60s. Faherty and Stubbs bonded over legendary artists like Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Junior Wells. Feeling a void in current music, the duo have set out to write, record and perform a modern version of this beloved art form. Live, GA-20 is a trio of 2 guitars, vocals and drums. Raw, passionate and honest performance – both on stage and in the studio – is the only goal.

Stubbs has spent the past 11 years as guitarist for Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite. During that time he has also backed up and toured with such Blues giants as John Hammond, James Cotton, Junior Watson and James Harman. Stubbs also leads his own original instrumental psych-rock band, The Antiguas.

GA-20’s new album Lonely Soul will be available on October 18th via Karma Chief Records. Click HERE to pre-order.

GA-20 LIVE:
Sep 25 ONCE Ballroom, Somerville, MA
Oct 05 One Long Fellow Sq, Portland, ME (w/ Ward Hayden & The Outliers)
Oct 11 Starlite, Southbridge MA
Oct 25 Atwoods Tavern, Cambridge, MA (w/ Big Jon Short)
Oct 26 Nick A Nees, Providence, RI
Nov 01 The Press Room, Portsmouth, NH (w/ Jesse Dee)
Nov 07 The Hideout, Chicago, IL (w/ Jonah Tolchin)
Nov 6 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Nov 9 Fretboard Brewing, Cincinnati, OH
Dec 19 Terra Blues, NYC
Dec 20 Ruthie’s BBQ, Montclair, NJ
[more dates to be announced soon]

The Hecks – “Flash” [Video]

Chicago trio The Hecks have been at it since 2012, starting out as the duo of guitarist Andy Mosiman & Zach Hebert. The band drafted guitarist Dave Vettraino into the fold, a recording engineer who was recording the band’s s/t debut (Trouble In Mind, 2016) & ended up joining the band In 2017. The band’s journey to the end result of My Star⁠—their second album⁠—has taken them three years.

After recording an initial version of the album in 2017, The Hecks started gigging with new fourth member & keyboardist Jeff Graupner, whose synthesized squiggles added some welcome heft & swagger to the band’s tunes. After reworking & rearranging much of the new material to accommodate Graupner, the band scrapped the recordings & rebuilt them from the ground up, incorporating Graupner’s skills at the keys.
The single “Flash” is off The Hecks new album My Star which is out today on Trouble In Mind! You can order up a copy HERE.

Cherry Glazerr – “Call Me (feat. Portugal. The Man)” [Video]

Cherry Glazerr – the Los Angeles based trio led by Clementine Creevy – have released the video for “Call Me,” the band’s new single featuring Grammy award-winning Portugal. The Man. Team work makes the dream work, y’all! The video for “Call Me” stars performance artist Jibz Cameron (“Dynasty Handbag”) working to realize her QVC hosting dreams. Watch it now!

that dog. – “Just The Way” [Video]

Los Angeles band that dog. — comprised of guitarist/vocalist Anna Waronker, drummer Tony Maxwell, and bassist/vocalist Rachel Haden — have released a new video for the song “Just The Way,” a standout track from their first new album in twenty-two years, entitled Old LP, which is out now via UMe. The Casey Storm-directed video is a Three’s Company fever dream, and guest stars the band’s longtime friends Jack Black and Maya Rudolph.

TOUR DATES:
11/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
11/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw

Michael Stipe – “Your Capricious Soul” [Video]

Michael Stipe hasn’t released any music since his band R.E.M. broke up in 2011. That is an incredibly long time for such a career artist so the debut of “Your Capricious Soul” is special. The track actually surfaced several months ago when Stipe performed it and “Drive To The Ocean” opening for Patti Smith. The rumor is he has other tracks ready to go for a full solo album so let’s hope this is the launch party!

Currently “Your Capricious Soul” is available for a pay-what-you-want donation (or for free) on Stipe’s website HERE. The download comes with master-quality audio version of the song, its accompanying video by Sam Taylor-Johnson, a lyric sheet, a print-ready poster, a stencil, and an animated flip-book portrait. For the next 365 days, all proceeds from the song will go to Extinction Rebellion.

“I took a long break from music, and I wanted to jump back in,” Stipe says in a statement. “I love “Your Capricious Soul” — it’s my first solo work. I want to add my voice to this exciting shift in consciousness. Extinction Rebellion gave me the incentive to push the release and not wait. Our relationship to the environment has been a lifelong concern, and I now feel hopeful—optimistic, even. I believe we can bring the kind of change needed to improve our beautiful planet earth, our standing and our place on it.”

The Muffs – “Sad Tomorrow” [Video]

TFN was sad to hear about the passing of The Muffs lead singer Kim Shattuck last night. She had been battling ALS for the last two years. Kim was 56.

The Muffs put out several fantastic records over the years and Kim could absolutely wail! This video for “Sad Tomorrow” is one of TFN favorites so play it as loud as your player can go!

As with other artists, Kim’s music will live on and The Muffs actually have a new album coming out October 18 via Omnivore Recordings. No Holiday, is The Muffs’ first new album in five years, and represents a celebration of everything the band has always stood for, and continues to be. Bassist Ronnie Barnett says “I think this new album represents the depth of our band like none of our others. It could have easily been aptly called The Many Moods Of The Muffs. All of our strengths: melody, big rock, sweetness, nastiness… All on display and readily apparent. The three of us, after all these years, are a family. The love between us is well represented here. We laid it all out there on this one.”

Kim Shattuck (songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist) adds “I wrote the songs between 1991 and 2017. We decided to have a long album and use songs that had been in my arsenal but were weeded out for super concise albums. They were all great songs and we didn’t want them to go to waste. No way!”

No Holiday contains 18 tracks on CD, Digital, and a 2-LP set (with laser-etched fourth side). Drummer Roy McDonald: “I think No Holiday is the most unique album we’ve ever made. 18 songs that run the spectrum from full blown productions to intimate home recordings. This was a labor of love for us and I think that comes out in the record. We wanted to create something lasting and special. I, for one, couldn’t be happier with the results.”

You can pre-order a copy HERE. RIP Kim – we will miss you!