Girlpool’s debut, Before The World Was Big, was one of the best albums of 2015. They have now announced the release date and first song from the follow-up album, Powerplant. “123” see them as a full band, as compared to just the two of them with guitars. This was announced previously and can be heard on their first single “123.” It’s in the same style as previous work, with powerful lyrics and gorgeous instrumentation. The video is also great, showing Cleo Tucker leaking paint to represent her anxiety in the clip of trying to ask someone out. Powerplant will be released 5/12 via Anti-.
English art rockers alt-J have announced the details and first song from their third album. The album is called Relaxer. The debut track, “3ww,” is a folk song that sounds like multiple songs conjoined together. The track seems to be looking towards a promising album.
Doom metal outfit Pallbearer are releasing a new highly anticipated album. The second single was released today with a video. The pretty, new song is called “I Saw The End” and makes me that more excited for the release Heartless on 3/24 via Profound Love.
Glaswegian duo WOMPS released a new song today. It’s an 80’s style ballad in the sense of a group like the Cure.
Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead created a 16-minute long version of The King of Limbs track “Bloom”. It was the soundtrack for fashion designer Jun Takahashi’s Undercover show at the Paris Fashion Week. Fans have pointed out that “Bloom (Creatures Mix for Jun Takahashi)” contains parts of other Radiohead songs such as “Spectre,” “Glass Eyes,” “Motion Picture Soundtrack,” and “Everything In Its Right Place.”
Albums Now Streaming:
David Bazan, the former frontman of Pedro The Lion, has been making music as a solo artist for awhile now. It began more like classic emo sound of Pedro The Lion, and on last years Blanco became an indie pop artist. His new album Care, out tomorrow, has become more straight-forward, at times minimalist, pop but he still retains his uncanny ability at writing lyrics.
Swedish four-piece Hater are now streaming their debut album You Tried a few days before its release. Their music sounds like a more garage-y Field Mouse, using elements of indie-pop, shoegaze, and some classic rock feels. You Tried is out this Friday via PNKSLM.
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Joey Bada$$ shared the video for the lead single “Land of the Free” from his sophomore album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$. The album is out 4/7 via Pro Era.
Twee influenced indie rockers Yucky Duster have a new video out for a track from the recently released EP Duster’s Lament. Check out the weird talent show themed video for “Elementary School Dropout” below:
Future has become the first artist ever to release albums in consecutive weeks and have both go number one in their debut week in the history of the Billboard 200.
Moments in Time is probably a company you’ve never heard of, but the L.A. memorabilia company has had two of hip-hops most infamous cars up for auction. About a week ago the car Tupac was fatally shot in was put-up for auction. Now the GMC Suburban Notorious B.I.G. was killed in is up for auction at $1.5 million. More about this via The Guardian.
Chance The Rapper is donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system. This comes after a frustrating meeting with the governor of Illinois last week about CPS.
Joe Biden will be speaking at SXSW this year and is expected to launch a cancer initiative.
Car Seat Headrest is hitting the road for a lengthy tour behind 2016’s Teens of Denial.
03-10 New Orleans, LA – The Buku Music + Art Project
03-14 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Paradiso Grote Zaal
03-15 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
03-16 Cologne, Germany – Gebäude 9
03-17 Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden
03-18 Schorndorf, Germany – Manufaktur
03-19 Munich, Germany – Feierwerk / Kranhalle
03-20 Zürich, Switzerland – Mascotte
03-22 Paris, France – Divan du Monde
03-23 London, England – Electric Ballroom
03-24 Manchester, England – Manchester Gorilla
03-24-26 Glasgow, Scotland – BBC Radio 6 Music Festival
03-26 Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
03-27 Dublin, Ireland – Academy
04-15 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts
04-17 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theatre *
04-19 Pomona, CA – The Glass House ^
04-20 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets *
04-22 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts
05-12 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival\
05-26 Allston, MA – Boston Calling
05-28 George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
06-01 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
06-03 New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
06-04 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
06-05 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
06-07 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
06-08 Louisville, KY – Headliners
06-09 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
06-18 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre $
06-24 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre #
06-30 Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island
07-28-30 Oro-Medonte, Ontario – WayHome Music and Arts Festival
08-01 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
08-03 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
08-04-06 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival
* with Preoccupations
^ with Future Islands
$ with Local Natives and Portugal, the Man
# with Weezer