is a four piece plasma-punk band out of New York. SKATERS’ songs are filled with smooth vocals, and breezy garage-rock melodies. They recently released a video for their new single “Deadbolt”, which you can watch below. You can also stream their first single “I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How)” on Soundcloud
or purchase it through iTunes
. Check our their tour dates on their website
Hailing from Greater Sudbury, Canada The Almighty Rhombus
‘ debut LP Lucid Living
will be released on October 29th through Cosmic Dave Records
. The outfit are branching off from the pure indie pop songs of their first extended play, and diving into a variety of genres from howling garage to glassy pop tunes and even a couple psychedelic jams. To hear and see this progression check out their music video below for Blank
, a track off of the new album.
The video “features our singer Mike not having as much fun as we did. He didn’t have a bad time, but we had a GREAT time. We played baseball, saw dinosaurs, jumped off a cliff (like dinosaurs would), synchronized our swims, got drunk, ‘pretended’ we were ghosts, and had a ton of unnamed Sudbury summer adventures. All of these hijinks were caught on videotape. We even play our instruments! Mike’s shirt changes colour too!”
You can download Blank for free on their Bandcamp page as well as their self-titled EP. If you dig their quirky video be sure to pick up their full length Lucid Living when it’s released! Follow the band on Facebook to stay up to date.
Toronto indie rock outfit Running Red Lights consists of Scarlett (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards), Dave Puzak (Guitar), Kevin Howley (Drums/Programming) and Jeff Carter (Bass). Being in a band together since 2006, years of experience has allowed them to be able to craft tranquil yet engaging songs, with a perfect medley of male and female vocals.
Scarlet’s words about their seven year long journey as a band, “From the beginning, the band was extremely fortunate to find a receptive audience, especially from influential music industry supporters. The allure of the industry, and the chance to play music full-time, can have a powerful hold on a musician. We strayed from our musical convictions, but in a stroke of luck we were released. The industry suddenly disappeared. In this vanishing we found our integrity, uniformity and honesty. We found our genuine voices.”
You can stream/download their first single Mulberry Love from their forthcoming debut LP set for release in January of next year below. Follow the band on Facebook and Twitter for more information and be sure to check out their website too!
fans may be heartbroken due to lead singer, Justin Vernon, hinting at the end of Bon Iver (or at very least a hiatus for a few years). But fear not because he has recently answered the fans’ questions and mentioned that “Bon Iver is not dead”, also adding that there will be more albums in the future. In late 2012, the band decided to take a break from their extremely successful, double Grammy winning year. Although there is no time frame of when they will reunite and release a new album, there is plenty from Justin Vernon to keep you satisfied until then.
Vernon recently decided to venture into and promote other projects he is involved in. In early 2013 he joined up with Brian Moen, and Phil Cook to create, or rather to bring back, The Shouting Matches. In 2008, the Shouting Matches released their debut album, Mouthoil which was recently released again due to the bands newfound fame. Now they have regrouped to bring you their latest album, Grownass Man. For those who don’t know about The Shouting Matches, they have a different sound compared to what you are used to from Vernon, and Bon Iver. With strong electric guitar strumming, and Vernon’s dynamic voice, the band is more known for their blues vibe. Vernon’s wide vocal range is utilized to bring out a new, more powerful sound, and is a big must listen for all Bon Iver fans wanting more songs during their hiatus.
If that does not fill you up, lately Vernon has worked in the group Volcano Choir
, that consists of member from Collection of Colonies of Bees
as well as Vernon himself as the lead vocalist. Volcano Choir most resembles the indie vibe that is expressed in Bon Iver, although with a slightly more upbeat tempo. Volcano Choir recently released their second studio album Repave
and is a definite must have for Bon Iver fans in waiting.
is a visitor from outer space who’s become fascinated with humans and their traditions of folk, blues and pop music. Charles Tilden has been kind enough to lend him his body so he can create his own musical experiments. Delta Will’s latest batch of songs was recorded with producer Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre
, Tokyo Police Club
). You can stream the title track off of the EP, It All Glows
Tilden’s words about the release, “My first recording on Earth was released on floppy disk and I was surprised to find out how quickly these objects had become obsolete. The newest recording is available on wav and mp3. I look forward to seeing how long before they become obsolete.” If you like what you hear the full EP arrives October 22nd. To stay up to date follow Delta Will on Facebook and Twitter!
SEP 27 // HAMILTON, ON // BALTIMORE HOUSE
SEP 29 // TORONTO, ON // HANDLEBAR
OCT 11 // OTTAWA, ON // PRESSED CAFE
OCT 12 // MONTREAL, QC // LE CAGIBI
OCT 15 – 22 // HALIFAX // TBA
OCT 16 // MONCTON, NB // PLAN B
OCT 24 // TORONTO, ON // EP RELEASE PARTY @ THE PISTON
NOV 16 //WINDSOR, ON // PHOG LOUNGE
American rock band Anberlin
have released a new single, entitled City Electric
, on Radio.com. “City Electric” will be a part of the Floridian band’s upcoming album Devotion: Vital Special Edition
, which contains over forty remixes, b-sides, and new songs. The album is slated for release on October 15 and can be pre-ordered at their merch store
Regarding the album, drummed Nathan Young said, “It’s actually a re-release but we wanted to do cooler stuff to it. We did three new songs and we remixed the whole record as well. We were just like, let’s go for it and see what happens.”
More information and the embed stream can be found at Radio.com’s official article here. Also, Anberlin will be touring for around a month in October with bands such as The Maine and Taking Back Sunday; information regarding that can be found on their official website here.
Big Footprint Records
have released their third instalment of their four-way split series to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club Of America
. Eighty percent of all the proceeds from the splits go to the BGCA while the other twenty percent goes towards Big Footprint Records’ future projects. The September split was released yesterday and includes a track each by Old Gray
, Tiny Moving Parts
, Have Mercy
. The artwork
was done by Jacob Ewald of Modern Baseball
. You can stream the split in its’ entirety below and purchase it here
. Be sure to check out the charity releases from June
too and follow them on Facebook
! [Edit: Part 2 of this September split is available here
as of September 20th.]
In anticipation of Chicago based flower punk outfit, The Orwells
‘ second EP release this year titled, Who Needs You
you can stream their music video for the title track below. The Orwells consist of cousins Mario Cuomo (vocals) and Dominic Corso (guitar), twins Grant (bass) and Henry Brinner (drums), and Matt O’Keefe (guitar). The EP will be released on September 10th via East End/Canvasback, and on September 9th via East End/National Anthem in the UK. It includes the title track, both a Misfits
and a Black Lips
cover, and an Audiotree
live session of Halloween All Year
from their debut release Remember When
. The video encompasses the raw, raunchy sound the band produces and some of frontman Mario Cuomo’s eccentric moves, which made their Lollapalooza performance
extremely entertaining. (There are 1080p videos of the show up on YouTube if you missed out) I’m personally looking forward to this EP and hopefully a new full-length album after their national tour
. Pre-order Who Needs You
now and watch the music video directed by Eddie O’ Keefe below!
Indie psychedelic outfit, Future History are preparing to release their sophomore studio album, titled Lungs on September 24th. The band are currently giving away the first single off of the release, With Haste for free on their website. With Haste is also accompanied by a music video featuring an eerie feral child with a red-riding hood vibe in the forest around a desolate cabin where the album was created.
“We spent 10 months in an old, decrepit and haunted cabin in the backwoods of Ontario. Summoning, discovering, creating and capturing, we grew this record ourselves, from seed to tree, through the various stages of emotional collapse and rebirth. Assembling a myriad of old recording equipment acquired over the years and utilizing old furniture discovered in the cabin, we made a genuine attempt to reclaim the space from a multitude of infestations; wasps, man-eating spiders, mice, stink bugs, unseen spirits and Asian lady bugs (you know the ones that bite)…. In the end, despite our best efforts, we all learned to live in harmony…” Be sure to pick up their new single, and check out their Facebook page for more details.