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Memory Tapes' 'Neighborhood Watch' a lush, epic listen

Memory Tapes’ ‘Neighborhood Watch’ a lush, epic listen

Earnest, dynamic and unhurried: The latest song by Memory Tapes (a.k.a. Dayve Hawk) clocks in at 6:11 — but doesn’t lose us for a single second. As one of the shorter tracks from his forthcoming, deceptively grand, six-song Grace/Confusion , Neighborhood Watch is, very simply put, a lush and epic listen. Grace/Confusion will be released December 4th...
Because Christmas is coming: 'Hang A String Of Lights' by Great Lake Swimmers

Because Christmas is coming: ‘Hang A String Of Lights’ by Great Lake Swimmers

Taken from Nettwerk’s forthcoming Isn’t This World Enough: A Nettwerk Christmas EP coming November 20th, Great Lake Swimmer’s Tony Dekker speaks on the inspiration for the band’s new, nostalgic and festive song: “When I was younger I remember the sense of wonder at seeing trees and things decorated and all lit up around the holiday...
Guards premiere 'Coming True' as they ready to hit the road

Guards premiere ‘Coming True’ as they ready to hit the road

After a couple years of playing hard, wowing audiences, kissing hands and shaking babies, raucous popsters Guards are set to finally release a debut LP early in 2013. Just yesterday, the band premiered single Coming True (below) on Stereogum, following up the album’s first single — released this past September — Silver Lining (also below)....
My Morning Jacket's Jim James to release solo LP

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James to release solo LP

With 15 years and six studio albums as singer/songwtier/guitarist with My Morning Jacket under his belt, Jim James has announced Regions of Light and Sound of God, his first solo album due February 4th on V2. “I’m very lucky to play in a band with guys that I love, who are great at what they...
Download Hey Rosetta's new holiday ditty, 'Carry Me Home'

Download Hey Rosetta’s new holiday ditty, ‘Carry Me Home’

From the forthcoming holiday-inspired EP by Newfoundland’s, Hey Rosetta!, comes Carry Me Home, a Christmas-feelgood song written by frontman Tim Baker at an unexpected time and place: During the band’s Australian tour in sunny Brisbane. Stream the track above, or download it here. The 4-song ‘A Cup Of Kindness Yet‘ will be released November 19....
Watch Metric 'Breathing Underwater'

Watch Metric ‘Breathing Underwater’

While on tour in support of newest LP, Synthetica, Metric unveil a new (appropriately live) video for Breathing Underwater. Featuring on-stage and backstage footage from recent performances, the new video is also released with the special  3-song Soundcloud set that is posted below. For a complete list of  Metric’s upcoming tour dates — including dates...
I'll cover you if you cover me: 'Asobi Seksu x Boris'

I’ll cover you if you cover me: ‘Asobi Seksu x Boris’

Sargent House announces a brand new split-7-inch and it’s a small gem: On the A-side, New York’s awesome-as-they-wanna-be Asobi Seksu do a shoegaze-inspired cover of Farewell from Japan metal-gods, Boris. Returning the favor, Boris then covers Asobi Seksu’s New Years on the B-side, bumping up the RPM’s and layin’ on the heavy. The limited Asobi...
The Octopus Project create over 4K images for 'Whitby'

The Octopus Project create over 4K images for ‘Whitby’

Whitby is the brand new digital single from The Octopus Project and the first taste of things to come on their forthcoming, as-yet-unnamed LP coming Spring 2013. The imaginative clip is conceived, shot, and directed by the band — and you have to admire their creative chutzpah: The stop-motion extravaganza is strung together with over 4,000...
Doldrums reveals 'Lesser Evil' LP details

Doldrums reveals ‘Lesser Evil’ LP details

Montreal-based experimental electro-pop wiz, Airick Woodhead — a.k.a. Doldrums —  has revealed details of a debut album slated for release February 26 via Arbutus Records. Entitled, Lesser Evil, the new LP’s 11-song tracklist will look like this: 01. Intro 02. Anomaly 03. She Is The Wave *(below) 04. Sunrise 05. Egypt 06. Holographic Sandcastles 07. Singularity...