Montreal has always had a burgeoning indie rock scene and one of the best to come out of it is Land of Talk, led by Liz Powell. They reunited in 2015 and today have shared their first new music in seven years. “Inner Lover” is similar to past slow burners that conceal heavy lyrics over bright beats and riffs. “Inner Lover” will be on their new album Life After Youth which will be released on 5/19 via Saddle Creek (US) and Dine Alone (Canada).
Chicago rapper Kweku Collins is releasing a new EP this year after dropping his debut last year. The new track is called “International Business Trip” is about traveling all over due to his newfound success. The EP grey does not have a release date but is expected to be out soon.
Lil Uzi Vert dropped four new tracks today with tag “Luv Is Rage 2 COMING SOON.” Check out all four via The Fader.
Massachusetts DIY rockers Pile are set to release a new album A Hairshirt of Purpose and have shared the second track from it, “Leaning On A Wheel”. The song moves along slowly over a steady bass groove and the guitar and vocals work in tandem.
Oliver Kalb, who performs under the name Bellows, is releasing new music on a split with Soft Fangs. Bellows released a great album last year, Fist & Palm. One of the songs from that album is titled “Thick Skin”, and the song released today is a sort-of companion piece to it called “Broken Skin”. The split comes out sometimes in April via Disposable America.
Kanye West put the song that sound tracked his Yeezy Season 5 clothing premiere on SoundCloud. It’s a Kanye remix of “Bed” by J. Holiday and co-written by The-Dream and is 17 minutes long.
Nashville is quickly becoming one of the cities producing more emo bands than most. One such band is Daisyhead. They play a more pop-punk version of emo. They also have a new song out about low-self esteem called “Don’t Feel Bad”. It’s from their upcoming album In Case You Missed It which will be released 4/28 via No Sleep Records. Listen via Noisey here.
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Indie popper, Yoni Wolf, aka WHY?, has a new album coming out on Friday via Joyful Noise called Moh Lhean. He integrates a few different genres such as folk into his indie-pop. The album is available for streaming via Consequence of Sound here.
Videos Worth Watching:
British rockers Doe released Some Things Last Longer than You. Now they’ve got a video to go along with one of the album’s highlights. “Monopoly” is described as an anti-love track. Check it out below:
Jenn Wasner’s side project Flock of Dimes released an album last year called If You See Me, Say Yes. Now she has released a video for one its singles. The video for “Everything Is Happening Today” is kaleidoscopic and uses videos of her singing.
According to Future’s manager, the rumor of a third straight album in as many weeks is false. It was reported that the Ellen website said he trying to become the first artist to go #1 three straight weeks in a row with a new album in each of those weeks.
Chance The Rapper talked to Katie Couric about his musical background, Kanye West, Donald Trump, and more over chicken wings.
DJ Khaled is up to something. The Miami DJ has been consistently getting huge names on his tracks. Right after the Grammy’s ended he dropped “Shining”, which features Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Now he seems to be preparing something “top secret” after posting a slew of pics and videos on Instagram that include Chance The Rapper, Justin Beiber, Migos, and Lil Wayne.
Blink 182 co-founder Tom DeLonge, who was kicked out of the band two years ago, has been pretty active in the search for UFO’s. Thanks to WikiLeaks, we know this includes emailing John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman when she was running for office, about government knowledge of UFO’s, something Podesta himself is interested in. Due to his involvement and ongoing effort to discover the truth, Tom DeLonge has been named the recipient of the 2017 UFO Researcher of the Year Award. More details about his effort, plus his award speech, can be found in the video below:
TLC’s farewell album is has a “tentatively set” release date of June. TLC crowdfunded the album about 2 years ago and have announced that it is almost finished.
Gareth Paisley of Los Campesinos! sat down with Tom Johnson of Bandcamp for an interview about how mental health struggles influenced the welsh rockers new album Sick Scenes. Check it out here.
Father John Misty is going on a world tour in support of his upcoming album Pure Comedy that includes several festival stops and an appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Dates Below:
03-20 Paris, France – Café De La Danse
03-21 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Zonnehuis
03-24 London, England – Rio Cinema Dalston
03-26 Glasgow, Scotland – 6Music Festival
04-12 San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s
04-14 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04-21 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
05-05 Toronto, Ontario – Royal Alexandra Theatre
05-06 Toronto, Ontario – Royal Alexandra Theatre
05-10 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
05-13 Mayer, AZ – FORM Arcosanti Festival
05-15 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
05-24 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
05-26 Burnaby, British Columbia – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
06-07 Mexico City, Mexico – Metropolitan Theatre
06-22-24 Oslo, Norway – Piknik I Parken Festival
06-23-25 Ewjik, Netherlands – Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
07-28-30 Niigata, Japan – Fuju Rock Festival
08-04-06 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival
08-31-09-03 Dorset, Elgnad – End of the Road Festival
Franz Ferdinand was slated to play a few festivals, their first shows in three years. Now they have announced a full North American tour with about 10 European dates at the end. Dates below:
05-21 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival
05-22 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
05-23 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
05-25 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
05-26 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
05-27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05-28 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
05-30 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
05-31 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
06-02 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
06-03 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
06-04 New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
06-07 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
06-08 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
06-11 Oceanside, CA – Oceanside Pier Amphitheater
06-12 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
06-14 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
06-15 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
06-16 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
07-21-23 The Lake District, England – Kendal Calling
07-28-30 Benidorm, Spain – Low Festival
08-03-05 Luhmühlen, Germany – A Summer’s Tale
08-05 Inverness-shire, Scotland – Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
08-26 Charleville Mezieres, France – Cabaret Vert
08-27 Portsmouth, England – Victorious Festival
08-29 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
08-30 Antwerp, Belgium – Rivierenhof
English shoegaze greats Ride are going on a brief east coast tour. Date below:
07-17 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
07-19 Boston, MA – Royale
07-20 New York, NY – Terminal 5
07-22 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
07-23 Washington, DC – Sixth & I
Scottish post-punk legends Jesus and Mary Chain are going on a run of show through England and North America. Dates Below:
03-23 Newcastle upon Tyne, England – Northumbria University
03-25 Manchester, England – Academy
03-27 Leeds, England – Church
03-28 Leicester, England – O2 Academy
03-29 Bristol, England – O2 Academy
03-31 Birmingham, England – O2 Institute
04-01 Bournemouth, England – O2 Academy
04-02 Oxford, England – O2 Academy
04-03 Cambridge, England – Junction 1
04-05 London, England – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
04-06 Bexhill-on-Sea, England – De La Warr Pavilion
04-07 Dublin, Ireland – Academy
05-09 St. Paul, MN – The Palace
05-10 Chicago, IL – Riviera
05-12 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
05-14 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
05-19 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
05-20 Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
05-22 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05-23 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
05-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue Theatre
Depeche Mode have announced the North American leg to their upcoming tour. Europe dates here.
08/23 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/25 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
08/27 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/30 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/01 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
09/03 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
09/05 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
09/07 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
09/09 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
09/11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
09/13 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/15 Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
09/18 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
09/20 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre
09/22 Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
09/24 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/27 Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
09/30 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
10/02 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl
10/06 San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
10/08 San Jose, CA – SAP Center
10/10 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10/14 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10/21 Seattle, WA – KeyArena
10/23 Portland, OR – Moda Center
10/25 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
10/27 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Osheaga, Montreal’s big annual music festival has announced its full lineup, see below: