Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Clark Twain - Fly High (Like Richard Branson) - 2018

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"Catchy, memorable, lively and positive... Clark Twain’s approach to classic pop stylings, combined with several innovations, puts him in a league above as far as debuts go... this is the kind of stuff that Virgin is now made of" – Louder Than War

Arm In Arm - Nightfly, Video Clip, Vocal, Deep and Melodic House - 2018

Arm in Arm are artists Eliza Jacobs and Luke Moore-Martin. The Melbourne duo is all about creating solidarity through underground house music rooted in deep melodic sounds with soul. It’s with this honest desire to connect that the release of their single Nightfly attracted esteemed veterans Booka Shade to remix and release their timeless single.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Kidlat – "It's Horrible!!" - 2018

Blinky Bill - Don't Worry - 2018

Nairobi-based rapper & producer Bill shot this surreal new video for trap-influenced single 'Don't Worry'  at Detroit's Heidelberg community art project (https://www.heidelberg.org/). Bill filmed with leading Kenyan director & Andrew Mageto, when the pair had some down time whilst in Detroit to give a talk on Afrofuturism. 

Soccer Cousins "Lazy Bones" - 2018

Boo! New music by Soccer Cousins is out today! Celebrate Halloween with the NYC harmony-punk trio's "Lazy Bones"! Of all the band's catalog, it carries the spookiest title. It's about a pleasant autumn stroll, but the punch of this power-pop will make you want to pogo

Daddy Lion - Dionysus - 2018

Daddy Lion was originally Jeremy Joseph's lo-fi bedroom pop solo project. With his self-titled debut EP and his full-length follow-up Habitat, Jeremy gained the attention from many blogging and other press outlets including NPR Music, The Washington Post, Popdose, and Washington City Paper, and signed a record deal with 24 Hour Service Station Records.

Doug Burr - "3356 Romeo" - KXT Live Sessions - 2018

Doug Burr is a modern day troubadour.  His stock and trade is in the singer / song writer world, though his last record Pale White Dove found him more electric and frenzied. A few years have passed since then, and Mr. Burr now returns with a new single that might even qualify as a pop song. 

Nights Like Thieves - This Broken Satellite - 2018

Nights Like Thieves is a melodic, emo, punk and rock band based out of Southern California. Featuring four musicians with longstanding history in the punk and rock scenes in both the West and Mexico, their sound varies from an upbeat, intricate and melodic vibe to slower, more rhythmically-charged pace. Through combined years of experience, Nights Like Thieves function like a well-oiled machine – impressively, efficiently, and powerfully. 

Perhapsy - "Neverending Story" - 2018

Sounding somewhere between My Bloody Valentine and Siamese Dream era Smashing Pumpkins, the single is paired with a hilarious video depicting Barber as a Public Access preacher who develops a cult following.

Bridesmen- Someone Who Loves Me - 2018

Kenton Chen’s warm silky vocals, enchanting modern R&B melodies and instrumentation. As a gay Asian second generation immigrant, Chen grew up feeling isolated, constantly hiding behind masks to protect himself. In Bridesmen, he aspires to uncover these masks in an effort to live a boundless and truthful life.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Crooked Ghost - Sleepwalker - 2018

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"Wistful dreamlike quality underpinned by a sharp and often melancholic tone.. complexity of execution, as moments of energised vigour contrast with the space and subtlety that is the pervasive quality in most of the songs" – The Punk Lounge

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

DeVotchKa - Empty Vessels - 2018

In writing for This Night Falls Forever, Urata tapped directly into his past, connecting the dots between that audience-and-artist relationship and a period of intense self-discovery. As for the album's title, Urata was inspired by yet another period of transition, albeit one that occurs each and every day: the passing of day into night. It's a fitting motif for his process, a constant reminder that toil eventually makes way for transport. "I wanted to capture that moment of twilight falling, where there's electricity in the air and you get that sense that everything is going to be OK."

Sat/Sun 11/16-17 - Estes Park, CO - The Stanley Hotel
Sun Nov 25-Mon Dec 3 - Europe
Thu 12/6 - New York, NY - Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel *
Sat 12/8 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere (The Hall) *
Sun 12/9 - Somerville, MA - ONCE Ballroom *
Wed 12/12 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall *
Thu 12/13 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts *
Sun/Mon 12/30-31 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater *
* Newly announced

Hawk and Dove - Taxidermy Eden - 2018

Based out of Brooklyn, NY and making music for seven years, Hawk and Dove have been writing and touring and making community wherever they can.  They have just finished their latest album, Our Childhood Heroes, that describes one man's miracle cure adventure - to address his failing young [early onset Parkinson's] brain, while also looking at our generational search for luxury and ease at the expense of other people's further-away-lives.

Wisconsin Stories: Trapper Schoepp - 2018

Xtra Mile Recordings is excited to announce that Wisconsin-based Trapper Schoepp's new album, Primetime Illusion, will be released worldwide on January 25, 2019. Produced in Milwaukee by Pat Sansone (Wilco, Robyn Hitchcock), Primetime Illusion sees Schoepp reaching for his own place in the canon with a truly remarkable collection of character-driven songs and stories, a carefully etched series of sonic snapshots in which people we all know struggle to fulfill their own American dream. The album also features a co-write with Bob Dylan called, "On, Wisconsin." Rolling Stone premiered the song today alongside a Q&A with Schoepp, and the state of Wisconsin shot a mini documentary about it.

28 - Brighton Concorde 2

United Kingdom - Leg 1
1 - Norwich Arts Centre
2- Southampton 1865
6 - Bristol Fleece
7 - Glasgow King Tuts
8 - Leeds Key Club
9 - Leicester Academy

13 - Berlin SO36
14 - Kiel Orange Club
15 - Erfurt Kalif Storch
16 - Prague Futurum
17 - Nurnberg Der Hirsch
19 - Frankfurt Batschkapp
20 - Wien Arena
21 - Munich Strom
22 - Bern Bierhubeli
23 - Zurich Dynamo
26 - Paris La Maroquinerie
27 - Rouen Le 106
28 - Amsterdam Paradiso Noord
29 - Cologne Stollwerk
30 - Antwerp Kavka

United Kingdom - Leg 2
3 - Edinburgh The Mash House
4 - Newcastle Riverside
5 - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
6 - Manchester Club Academy
10 - Cambridge Junction
11 - London Electric Ballroom

Lisa Caruso - Shake Baby Shake - 2018

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Unafraid to explore the nonchalant brute in all of us, this intrepid born Sydney sider still remains the honest and boundless romantic who’s passion and delivery never leaves a set unhinged. Lisa Caruso drives a tight indie force with fury and affection, promising to only produce wholehearted, kick-ass music.

Monday, November 12, 2018

KT Tunstall - Human Being - 2018


“…’The River,’ an inspirational, anthemic, emotionally charged song that puts KT's immediately recognizable voice at center stage. At once, it grabs you with a synth hook for a few quick seconds before KT's powerful voice takes over. The song builds with rocking, rhythmic guitar textures and an infectious chorus that you always expect from her. "The River" powerfully delivers on the promise of the album's concept. The guitars rock and the subject matter touches on salvation, sin and being saved.” – NPR