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Stream: Linkin Park – “Guilty All The Same”

Linkin Park Press 2014
Influential Californian band Linkin Park have recently released a new single, entitled “Guilty All The Same.” It will be the first single off an as-of-yet untitled forthcoming album. The song features an interesting collaboration with famous American rapper Rakim and brings the band’s sound to yet another new trajectory, especially following their previous single, “A Light That Never Comes,” which featured Steve Aoki. Stream “Guilty All The Same” below, and tell us what you think!

Watch: Modern Baseball – “Your Graduation”

Modern Baseball Press
Modern Baseball via Noisey have premiered their new music video for “Your Graduation” from their sophomore effort You’re Gonna Miss It All on Run For Cover Records. It kicks off with the ever so familiar voicemail message, but with a real eerie aura about it, perhaps the ghost of The Front Bottom‘s debut… The video is comprised of cuts between girlfriends and snowy community vibes, backside flips and general bummertime, and I’m pretty damn sure there was a Superman cameo somewhere in there. Also it’s pretty cool that there is some parallel scenes connected to their video for The Weekend thrown in, good job Kyle Thrash. Watch the video below, pick up their new album here, and follow them on Facebook!

Listen: Battle Lines – “Colonies”

Battle Lines

Alternative pop quartet Battle Lines, just unveiled their new track “Colonies” from their upcoming 7″. Following the success of their first release Hearts, they returned to the studio and recorded their next single which you can stream below. The blistered lullaby is replete with wistful paradoxes of emotional and sexual indifference; echoing distaste with the hypnotizing line, “You mean nothing to me” repeated throughout by vocalist Carly Humphries.

The forthcoming limited 7″ features the titular track as well as a new song entitled “Push.” Interestingly enough, the artwork for this release was created by Nick Steinhardt of Touché Amore. Pick up the 7″ via No Sleep Records here. or more information check out their Facebook and catch them at SXSW in Austin, Texas later this month.

Tour Dates:
Mar 13 – Austin, TX – SXSW (British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30 – 3:00PM)
Mar 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW (Esther’s Follies – 9:00PM)
Apr 17 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store †
Apr 18 – London, UK – Birthdays †
Apr 19 – Bristol, UK – Hit The Deck Festival †
Apr 20 – Nottingham, UK – Hit The Deck Festival †
Apr 22 – Glasgow, UK – 13th Note †
Apr 23 – Manchester, UK – The Star And Garter †
Apr 24 – Birmingham, UK – The Flapper †
Apr 25 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit 3 †
Apr 26 – Southampton, UK – Unit †
† w/Seahaven, Nai Harvest

Fleeting Youth Records’ Volume 1 Compilation

Fleeting Youth Records Volume 1
Fleeting Youth Records have released their first label compilation featuring over an hour and a half of infectious and fuzz-fucked tunes! These thirty four tracks are from past releases, unreleased demos, brand new tunes from artists that they haven’t even announced yet, and bonus tracks  from friends that will be playing at their free unofficial SXSW party on Thursday, March 13th! The compilation is a name-your-own-price download because any purchases will be used as donations towards the event.

In Fleeting Youth Record’s own words about the event, “YES! We will be throwing a SXSW party on Thursday, March 13th from 2pm-2am. We would LOVE if you came and got weird with us. Free beer, free entry, loud noises. Who is playing? Mumblr, Clouder, HABITS, Big Bill, LA Font, Krill, GRASS IS GREEN, Two Inch Astronaut, The Ghost Wolves, Gunther Doug, Butter The Children, Bent Shapes, and Basketball Shorts!!! Brooklyn, Boston, Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, oh my.” Stream the compilation below and pick it up on their Bandcamp!

Whales In Cubicles’ Debut Album “Death In The Evening”

Whales In Cubicles Press

London based Whales In Cubicles‘ highly anticipated debut album ‘Death In The Evening’ will be released tomorrow, the 10th of February. It was recorded at legendary Monnow Valley Studio with producer Nick Mailing and mixed by Simon ‘Barny’ Barnicott (Kasabian, Placebo, Arctic Monkeys) on CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH.

Since releasing the debut single We Never Win in 2012 they’ve carved out a distinctive niche within the UK music scene, creating complex but often minimalist soundscapes that owe more to 90s alternative rock than psychedelia. Regarding their forthcoming album, the lead single All The Pretty Flowers was premiered accompanied by a music video via Clash here. Check out our previous post about the band from late last year and finally pre-order ‘Death In The Evening’ on iTunes now! For more information check out their website, Facebook and Twitter.

‘DEATH IN THE EVENING’ ALBUM TOUR:
28/01/2014 – Think Tank, Newcastle
29/01/2014 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
30/01/2014 – A Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds
01/02/2014 – Night & Day, Manchester
05/02/2014 – Cookie Jar, Leicester
06/02/2014 – Moles, Bath
07/02/2014 – The Prince Albert, Brighton
13/02/2014 – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
14/02/2014 – Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth
15/02/2014 – Start The Bus, Bristol
17/02/2014 – The Joiners, Southampton

Stream: Holy Esque – “Silences”

Holy Esque Press
Four-piece outfit Holy Esque from Glasgow, Scotland are ready to release their brand new single titled “Silences” for digital download on February 10th. With a sound that belongs to be on Captured Tracks and vocals from the love child of Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings and Ellery Roberts from WU LYF, I haven’t been this nationalistic since I stumbled upon Frightened Rabbit‘s Poke. Recorded in Glasgow’s Gorbals Sound Studios and mixed by double-Grammy award producer Jon SchumannSilences will precede a string of new material set for release this year. Stream the new track Silences below, like them on Facebook and check out their tour dates.
 
 

Tour Dates:
31 Jan – GLASGOW – Nice n Sleazy
07 Mar – LONDON – Shacklewell Arms
08 Mar – AUSTIN, TEXAS – SXSW Festival 2014

Watch: MT – “A Change Is Gonna Come”

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MT were originally going to play the grand opening of the new venue in Hackney on December 2nd, until an emergency demolition of a neighbouring building meant the venue had to close until this month. The rescheduled London show at Oslo on January 30th will also feature a DJ set from Is Tropical, and tickets are currently available for free to all those who subscribe on MT’s website.

Following the release of their anthemic new single Alpha Romeo at the end of 2013 which Lost In The Sound covered here, they have released a stunning new cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”. Watch the cover below, be sure to subscribe for free tickets, and check out their Twitter, Facebook and Big Cartel for 7″ vinyls, and tie dye band shirts.

 

Listen: Fun Home – “Knit Into Place”

Fun Home Press

Emo folk four piece outfit Fun Home from Pittsburgh, PA started by twin sister songwriters Sara and Rose Savage have recently unveiled their second EP titled “Knit Into Place”. Starting out as an acoustic duo, they soon added Daniel Hagendorf on drums and Benjamin Gardner on bass. Their EP for lack of a better cliché “flows nicely”, not too loud and chaotic, but just five tracks consisting of emo-esque instrumentals with vocals that so perfectly supplement lines such as “They wont be satisfied with me / And all I do is become unglued / And the words sink out through my knees”.

Hopefully there will soon be a full-length in the works, because I’m intrigued as to how they could top this. Meanwhile Fun Home wants to drink all of your boxed wine and play in your basement in 2014. Also they were a part of Big Footprints Records’ 4-way split series which is pretty cool. Pick up their EP in cassette form via Broken World Media here, stream it below and download it digitally on Bandcamp. For updates and other fun stuff check them out on Facebook.

Listen: Tan Sister Radio – “Hole You Live In”

Tan Sister Radio Press
SoCal indie rock outfit Tan Sister Radio have released two new singles, Hole You Live In and Baby Blue from their forthcoming full length. They have been recording their new album officially since April, but in actuality have been working on it for the better part of five years; locking themselves in hot rehearsal rooms, headlining garages for the neighbourhood girls, touring dirty floors and shifty stages up and down the west, and wasting hours of digital tape on songs that never saw the light of day. Their new album “Hat Trick” is the best of sessions they recorded in a converted bedroom in La Mesa, CA via Ursa Polaris Records. Pick up the two singles from their Bandcamp on a “Name Your Price” basis here and stream Hole You Live In below. Check out their Facebook for more information and shows.

Stream: Young The Giant – “Mind Over Matter”

Young The Giant Press
The Californian indie-rock band Young The Giant have recently made their upcoming album, Mind Over Matter, available to the public for free streaming via iTunes. Mind Over Matter, one of the most anticipated indie albums of 2014, is slated for release on January 21 under the record label Fueled By Ramen; it is available for pre-order on their website. Young The Giant earlier this year announced a tour across North America to promote Mind Over Matter. Check out the dates below, and pre-order tickets here!

FEB 4 – Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA *+
FEB 6 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA *+
FEB 7 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA *
FEB 9 - Soma - San Diego, CA *+
FEB 11 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ *
FEB 12 - Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ *
FEB 14 - South Side Ballroom - Dallas, TX *
FEB 15 - Austin Music Hall - Austin, TX *
FEB 16 - Bayou Music Center - Houston, TX *
FEB 18 - Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL *
FEB 19 - Maverick’s at The Landing - Jacksonville, FL *
FEB 21 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC *
FEB 22 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA *
FEB 23 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD *
FEB 25 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD *
FEB 26 - Tower Theatre - Philadelphia, PA *
FEB 28 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY *
MAR 1 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY ^
MAR 2 - House Of Blues - Boston, MA ^
MAR 4 - The Dome - Wallingford, CT ^
MAR 6 - Metropolis - Montreal, ON (Canada) ^
MAR 7 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON (Canada) ^
MAR 8 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI ^
MAR 10 - Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN ^
MAR 11 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN ^
MAR 12 - House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH ^
MAR 17 - LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH ^
MAR 19 - The Midland - Kansas City, MO ^
MAR 21 - The Pageant - St Louis, MO ^
MAR 22 - Riviera - Chicago, IL ^
MAR 23 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI ^
MAR 25 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN ^
MAR 27 - Garrick - Winnipeg, MB (Canada) ^
MAR 28 - O’Brians Event Centre (formerly Odeon Events Centre) - Saskatoon, SK (Canada) ^
MAR 29 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB (Canada) ^
MAR 31 - Winspear - Edmonton, AB (Canada) ^
APR 2 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC (Canada)^
APR 3 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC (Canada) ^
APR 5 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA ^
APR 6 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA ^
APR 8 - McDonald Theatre - Eugene, OR ^
APR 10 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT ^
APR 11 - Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV

* with Cayucas
^ with Vance Joy
+ with Tapioca And The Flea