10/31/2013

Dum Dum Girls "Too True" LP




Dum Dum Girls To Release 3rd Album Too True
This January Via Sub Pop Worldwide

Premieres “Lost Boys And Girls Club” Video via H&M Life


‘Too True’ Available in Europe January 27th &
in North America January 28th

Updated Late Fall / Winter Tour Dates
 
We’re very excited to share release details on behalf of Dum Dum Girls stellar third album Too True, available on CD/LP/DL on January 27th in Europe and January 28th in North America via Sub Pop. The 10 track album features the singles “Lost Boys And Girls Club,” “Are You Okay,” and ““Rimbaud Eyes,” and was produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Richard Hell), Sune Rose Wagner (The Raveonettes) and engineered by Alonzo Vargas at East West Studios in Los Angeles and The Coven in New York City (read more about the making of the album via Stereogum).

You can now preorder Dum Dum Girls Too True at Sub Pop.com. While supplies last, orders of the CD and LP will receive a free, limited-edition 7” single featuring “Rimbaud Eyes” on the A-side, backed with the non-album track “Girls Intuition” on the B-side. There's also two brand new Dum Dum Girls t-shirts that will be available as a premium bundle with CD or LP purchases (see Pitchfork News Story October 31st).

Too True’s leadoff track “Lost Boys And Girls Club” is the subject of a new video, directed by Cody Critcheloe (of SSION), which premiered earlier today through an initiative with H&M Life, a new project where young artists from different parts of the world produce music videos with the support of H&M.  All videos will premiere on H&M Life, with Dum Dum Girls “Lost Boys And Girls Club” as the first in the series (see H&M Life October 31st).

And as previously announced, Dum Dum Girls' late fall & winter preview tour in support of Too True has been extended through 2014.  Please find a complete list of dates below.

About Dum Dum Girls Too True:
(Dee Dee): In the summer of 2012, I locked out the world and sat down in my apartment to write a new record -- clear view of the New York City sky through iron bars like a promise.  I was waiting with bated breath (“and whispering humbleness”) to let the muse loose.  I was a woman possessed and my possession enabled me, and this rare moment of actively stepping outside my otherwise introspective head, to create things tangible to others, I found truly transcendent.    Here is my best attempt at joining the rock’n’roll ranks, of chasing pop into the dark, and I am as ever, humbled that you listen (read more at Sub Pop).

Dum Dum Girls
Too True
Tracklisting:
1. Cult Of Love
2. Evil Blooms
3. Rimbaud Eyes
4. Are You Okay
5. Too True To Be Good
6. In The Wake Of You
7. Lost Boys And Girls Club
8. Little Minx
9. Under These Hands
10. Trouble Is My Name

Tour Dates
Dec. 10 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Dec. 11 - Hasselt, BE - Muziekodroom
Dec. 12 - Amiens, FR - La Lune Des Pirates
Dec. 13 - Fontenay-sous-Bois, FR - Espace Gerard Philipe
Dec. 14 - London, UK - Hoxton Bar and Grill
Dec. 15 - Athens, GR - AN Club
Jan. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Jan. 30 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)

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WAXAHATCHEE SHARES NEW WINTER TOUR DATES

WAXAHATCHEE SHARES NEW WINTER TOUR DATES

Photo credit: Emma Swann

Waxahatchee is hitting the road this winter with some of her favorite bands! Her twin sister's band 
Swearin', and Colombus, OH's All Dogs and Philadelphia, PA's Cayetana. All tour dates below.


Tour Dates
11/27 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
11/29 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore * 
11/30 - Portland, OR @ Holcene *
12/2 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
12/3 - Oakland, CA @ 1234 GO *
12/4 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium *
12/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts*
12/7 - San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe *
1/21 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge !
1/22 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott !
1/23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands !
1/24 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat !
1/25 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter !
1/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church !

* = w/ Swearin'
! = w/ All Dogs & Cayetana 

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EMILY JANE WHITE SHARES “FASTER THAN THE DEVIL”

EMILY JANE WHITE SHARES “FASTER THAN THE DEVIL” 
WITH PITCHFORK 
HERE

NEW ALBUM BLOOD/LINES OUT NOVEMBER 19
VIA IMPORTANT RECORDS

 

Photo Credit: Sara Sanger

LISTEN TO “FASTER THAN THE DEVIL” ON SOUNDCLOUD 
HERE

 
Emily Jane White’s songwriting is at once generous and tough-minded, reflective and unsentimental - possessing the confidence of a singular voice, inspired by the raveled threads of the uncanny in American culture, including depression-era blues and post-Victorian gothic literature.  Yesterday, her first single “Faster Than The Devil” premiered with Pitchfork showcasing a much heavier and thicker sound that can be heard throughout Emily’s new album, Blood / Lines, set for release November 19 on Important Records.

Blood / Lines is a collection of gorgeously dark song vignettes built on a foundation of reverbed emotion, rhythmic drive, and minor-key pop sensibility.  After releasing three albums in three years, Oakland’s Emily Jane White wrote over 100 sketches between January 2011 and October 2012.  Blood / Lines is a selected compilation of these songs. Recorded in a secluded studio in Sonoma County, California, the quiet environment provided Emily a place to explore new directions and to grasp creative control.   With the help of her friends and collaborators Wainwright Hewlett, Shawn Alpay, Marissa Nadler, Nick Ott, and Darwin Meiners, her songs diversify with strings, backing vocals, bass, and heavy drums.

Emily doesn’t wallow in morbidity; instead she considers her work to be unifying, an empathetic reflection on the universality of adversity. Blood/Lines displays loyalty to dark and somber atmospheres through bright sounds, heavy drive, and bold arrangements. Love, anger, and violence move through each vignette. Kinship generates complex intimacies. Love can entrap the unwary and betray the devoted.

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BEST COAST RELEASES "I DON'T KNOW HOW" VIDEO

BEST COAST RELEASES "I DON'T KNOW HOW" VIDEO VIA NOISEY
ON TOUR WITH THE PIXIES IN FEBRUARY

FADE AWAY OUT NOW


  
 
Best Coast is excited to premiere the first video from their mini-album, Fade Away. The video was shot earlier this month in Sun Valley, CA by Patrick O'Dell who shoots the Epicly Later'd series for VICE. 
 
Says Bethany, "I wanted to make a video that was super fun and LA-inspired without doing anything at the beach like so many of our videos.  I've been a big fan of Patrick's for a while and I wanted to get him involved because I knew he would understand my vision. I got to hang with my friends and a bunch of hot skater boys all day! A dream come true."   
  
  
  

Fade Away, the first release on Bethany Cosentino's Jewel City label, in partnership with Kobalt Label Services, sets Best Coast off on a new burst of independence and creativity, which includes another album they'll start recording in November for release this Spring. And it reflects the increased confidence that Cosentino and her bandmate, multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno, gained in the three surreal years since their breakthrough album Crazy For You.

Press Quotes
  

"Lyrically introspective, musically tight and vocally resolute, Fade Away is Best Coast's best work to date." - Alternative Press

"As Best Coast grow and mature, new layers of surprising depth are emerging. For an EP, this record is remarkably satisfying and fulfilling. It feels like an album." ABC News

"Best Coast's Fade Away is a short, sweet burst of the effervescent sun-dappled pop-rock we've come to crave from Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno." - Stereogum 

"What's accomplished by Fade Away, released on Ms. Cosentino's new label, Jewel City, is balance. These love-battered songs, with chugging beats, strummy distortion and lyrics as bluish-black as a bruise, don't suggest a retrenchment so much as a realignment, as if Best Coast had absorbed its lessons and figured out what to leave behind." - New York Times  
  

Tour Dates with The Pixies
  
2/13/14 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
2/14/14 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO 
2/15/14 - The Great Saltair - Salt Lake City, UT 
2/17/14 - Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver, BC
2/18/14 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA 
2/19/14 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR 
2/21/14 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
2/22/14 - San Jose Civic Auditorium - San Jose, CA
2/23/14 - The Joint - Las Vegas, NV
2/24/14 - Kiva Auditorium - Albuquerque,  NM
2/27/14 - Bayou Music Center - Houston, TX
2/18/14 - South Side Ballroom - Dallas, TX
3/01/14 - Austin Music Hall - Austin, TX


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The Naked and Famous 'I Kill Giants' video

The Naked and Famous Reveal New Video for 'I Kill Giants'

H
ead To Europe After North American Headlining Tour

S
tream 'I Kill Giants' at SoundCloud and Click Below To Watch the Video
 
NZ/LA quintet The Naked and Famous have debuted a new video for 'I Kill Giants,' taken from their acclaimed sophomore album, In Rolling Waves. Directed by Joel Kefali, longtime creator of the band's videos and most recently Lorde's, the track, described by All Music as "particularly epic in proportion and cinematic in its emotional momentum," is fronted by lead-singer Alisa Xayalith's personal and heartbreaking vocals, who elaborates, "at first I felt insecure singing about something so infinitely painful and blatantly autobiographical. But now I'm more comfortable explaining that 'I Kill Giants' is a song about losing my mum to breast cancer as a young girl. Thanks to Joel for directing such a beautiful video."
 
The band have completed an expansive North American tour, adding extra shows in New York and DC, and are now in Europe. They head to New Zealand and Australia for Big Day Out before returning to the states for an arena tour with Imagine Dragons in February 2014. The quintet also recently made the television debut of their single "Hearts Like Ours" on THE LATE LATE SHOW with CRAIG FERGUSON, which first aired as Zane Lowe's "Hottest Record in the World Today" on BBC Radio 1  and went #1 on the Hype Machine overnight, garnering praise from NYLON, Cosmopolitan, MTV, ELLEand Glamour, among others, who said simply, "we're loving it." Check it out here.
                                                                        
In Rolling Waves was recorded in Los Angeles with tracks co-produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck, NIN), and mixed in London by Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Killers, Foals). Available now on Republic, it follows the band's debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You, featuring the US Gold hit single 'Young Blood,' which reached global sales of over 500,000 and took the band's YouTube and Vevo views beyond 25 million. 

"exhilarating, fun, and so damn catchy." - NYLON

"a big, spacious electro-rock sound that feels very of the moment...something truly special" -Buzzfeed
"You will hear few, if any, records this year as immediate as In Rolling Waves." - Alternative Press
"The Naked and Famous are sure to make us fall in love all over again." - Zink Magazine
 
The Naked and Famous Tour Dates
Feb 8 - Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena*
Feb 10 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena*
Feb 11 Seattle, WA - Key Arena*
Feb 13 San Jose, CA - SAP Centre at San Jose*
Feb 14 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum*
Feb 15 San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center*
Feb 17 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center*
Feb 20 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center*
Feb 21 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center*
Feb 24 Nashville, TN - Bridgetsone Arena*
Feb 26 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena*
Feb 28 Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center*
Mar 1 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena*
Mar 3 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre*
Mar 4 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre*
Mar 6 Boston, MA - DCU Center*
Mar 7 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center*
Mar 8 East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center*
Mar 12 Minneapolis, MN - Xcel Energy Center*
Mar 13 Chicago, IL - Allstar Arena*
Mar 15 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center*

* with Imagine Dragons

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Susanne Sundfør Releases New Video

SUSANNE SUNDFØR RELEASES "AMONG US" VIDEO
PREMIERED VIA NOISEY

Susanne Sundfor  

Norwegian artist Susanne Sundfør is pleased to release the video for "Among Us," off her latest albumThe Silicone Veil. The haunting, surreal clip was directed by Evan McNary as part of the Genero.tv filmmaking community. "Among Us" premiered via Noisey, who called the track "glorious nordic pop...a perfect way to wake yourself up this morning." The video is available for embed HERE.

Recently, Susanne Sundfør finished a successful fall US tour. Featuring sold-out dates and an appearance with M83 at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, she brought her breed of dark electronic music and beguiling vocals that has drawn critical acclaim throughout the world stateside for the first time. She is currently working on the successor to The Silicone Veil,  following her success in native Norway where the album reached # 1 in 2012 and became the biggest selling album of the year.

 Praise for Susanne Sundfør & The Silicone Veil:

"Thick with mythology and dark as a nighttime thicket.- Pitchfork "Best New Track"

"The Silicone Veil" is leftfield pop, a thrilling effort. It's icy, gothic, and strange, 
with moments of intentional dissonance." - Billboard

"A shiny-voiced Norwegian pop star" - Rolling Stone

"A haunting, contradiction-filled work" - MTV

"If you're not familiar with Susanne Sundfør, you should be." - Noisey

"Single-mindedness and a clear artistic vision coincide, 
making Sundfør utterly arresting." - Mojo ****

"Sundfor has a fantastically powerful, window-bending face-melter of a voice.... 
it's quite stunning."- Q

"If there is a more beautiful and ambitious song this year than 'White Foxes'...
well, there just isn't.". - Uncut ****

"A breathtaking collection of spectral songs... she staked a claim to be the new Bjork. The Silicone Veil's title track could have taught Florence Welsh a valuable trick..." - The Times UK *****

Susanne Sundfor  


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Bleached shares "Love Spells" music video for Halloween

BLEACHED SHARES "LOVE SPELLS" MUSIC VIDEO VIA THE FADER

RIDE YOUR HEART AVAILABLE NOW VIA DEAD OCEANS

Watch: "Love Spells" - http://youtu.be/pULd8HpFAMY

Bleached are proud to share a new music video for "Love Spells" which they made in honor of Halloween. The band is fresh off a tour that included gigs with Best Coast, White Lung, and The Men, but they return to the road for dates that include London Calling Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and The Weezer Cruise in the new year. Also, click here to visit The Fader for a picture of Jennifer and Jessie in Halloween costumes as children. Jennifer explains the concept of the video below. 

"Halloween and October are my favorite time of year so I was excited when I realized we had a month to put together a rad B-Horror style music video before Halloween gets here! So with the help of some amazing friends, and taking inspiration from our girl sunbathing in the graveyard shirt we got it all together. We made it past the obstacles like getting kicked out of our first filming location, leaving the next morning for our Europe tour, editing it on the road in the van, and keeping it all pretty DIY. Xoxo."  - Jennifer Clavin
  
Tour Dates:

10/30/13 - Paris, FR - La Fleche d'Or
10/31/13 - Lille, FR - La Peniche
11/01/13 - Groningen, NL - Vera
11/02/13 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling Festival @ Paradiso
11/08/13 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores
12/14/13 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
02/13/14 - Jacksonville, FL - The Weezer Cruise
02/14/14 - Jacksonville, FL - The Weezer Cruise
02/15/14 - Jacksonville, FL - The Weezer Cruise
02/16/14 - Jacksonville, FL - The Weezer Cruise
02/17/14 - Jacksonville, FL - The Weezer Cruise

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Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum

Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum

Street Date, November 12th, 2013, Wichita Recordings



  
Cate Le Bon returns this Autumn with Mug Museum, perhaps her most beguiling and complete song cycle to date, which will be released November 12th on Wichita Recordings in North America and November 11th on The Elite Meat Supply (Turnstile) in the rest of the world.



Having finished live commitments for CYRK towards the end of 2012, Le Bon returned to Wales to write the songs that would become Mug Museum.The album is informed by a period of taking stock after a bereavement. "Following the death of my maternal Grandmother I felt a very palpable shift in the roles that we'd all become accustomed to within the female line of the family which, for the first time, had me mulling over the importance of my place and purpose within this female chain" says Le Bon "The album's theme emerged from and circulates around these maternal familial relationships and this period of a calm, lengthy, intent consideration in turn drew other relationships into the Mug Museum".

With Le Bon subsequently relocating to California, Mug Museum was recorded at the recently opened Seahorse Sound studios, Los Angeles. Produced by Noah Georgeson (who is perhaps best known for his work with Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart) and Josiah Steinbrick, Mug Museum is an album that lets in the sunlight and space and relocates the West Wales lilt in Le Bon's voice to an equally apposite West Coast setting. In the studio Le Bon assembled a band of friends from both continents such as multi-instrumentalists Sweet Baboo and H. Hawkline and Nick Murray from White Fence.

As well as describing the personnel involved in Mug Museum, 'Welsh - Californian' is a phrase that captures the album's sound: melodic, confident and wrapped in a hazy psychedelic gauze."I wrote the majority of the record in the home country but a few songs were finished out here in the run up to recording" says Le Bon "I'm sure Los Angeles has bled into the recordings somehow but exactly how I do not know".
Throughout Mug Museum Le Bon's voice changes register to both dramatic and emotional effect. This is beautifully exemplified on 'I Think I Knew', a duet with Perfume Genius, one of the album's most atmospheric tracks and one on which two distinctive personalities combine to produce a performance of rare alchemy. Click here to listen to and download the track from SoundCloud.

From the bewitching circular riff of the album's opener 'I Can't Help You' to the closing title track that sees Le Bon accompanied by piano and the occasional burst of double-tacked clarinet, Mug Museum's reflective song-writing weaves around a richly detailed framework. Like all museums it is a contemplative space, a personal world that is open to everyone.As these ten songs attest Mug Museum is also a unique and dreamlike edifice, created by an artist at the height of her powers.

Cate Le Bon
Mug Museum
Wichita / The Elite Meat Supply (Turnstile)
Release Date: Nov. 12, 2013
1. I Can't Help You 
2. Are You With Me Now? 
3. Duke
4. No God 
5. I Think I Knew 
6. Wild 
7. Sisters 
8. Mirror Me 
9. Cuckoo Through The Walls 
10. Mug Museum


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10/30/2013

The Knife Self Titled Record and Deep Cuts available on Vinyl






For the first time ever The Knife’s self-titled debut album as well as their extraordinaryDeep Cuts are now available on vinyl in the United States via Rabid/Brille Records (viaMute).  

 In 2001, Karin and Olof Dreijer made their musical debut with a self-titled album on their own label Rabid RecordsDeep Cuts, their follow up to The Knife was released in 2003 but not released in the US until 2006. Both albums were only available on CD until now.

With tracks such as “Bird”, “A Lung” “Pass It On” “The Cop” and “Heartbeats” The Knife quickly cemented themselves as pioneers in the music community. Laying the groundwork for Silent Shout and this year’s Shaking the HabitualThe Knife and Deep Cuts are a welcome re-visit to Karin and Olof’s earliest innovations.


Neon
Lasagna
Kino
I Just Had to Die
Parade
Zapata
Bird
N.Y. Hotel
A Lung
Reindeer


Heartbeats
Girl’s Night Out
Pass This On
One for You
The Cop
Listen Now
She’s Having A Baby
You Take My Breath Away
Rock Classics
Is It Medicine
You Make Me Like Charity
Got 2 Let U
Behind the Bushes
Hangin’ Out


Look for titles here.


The Knife: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube

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Magic Wands @ Harvard & Stone



MAGIC WANDS are playing the Hardvard & Stone tonight at 10pm.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013. Happy Halloween!

Photo: Angel Ceballos
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Blanche Blanche Blanche shares new single

BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE SHARES NEW SINGLE "GREY PET" VIA 
ANNOUNCES RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 285 KENT IN BROOKLYN, NY ON NOV 6

BREAKING MIRRORS LP OUT 11/5, NOW AVAILABLE FOR
 PRE-ORDER

Blanche Blanche Blanche has emerged from their Ridgewood, Queens practice space today to share new single "Grey Pet" from their forthcoming LP Breaking Mirrors, out 11/5 via Wharf Cat Records. To celebrate its release, Blanche Blanche Blanche will be playing at 285 Kent in Brooklyn, NY on November 6th with long time sources of inspiration Jad Fair (Half Japanese) and Dot Wiggins (The Shags) for the WNYU presents show.  
  
About BBB:
Blanche Blanche Blanche is Sarah Smith (vocals/songs), Zach Phillips (synthesizer/songs/prod.), Adam Steck (bass), Quentin Moore (guitar), Colin White (guitar), and Jo Miller-Gamble (drums/e-drums). This is Smith/Phillips' eighth record as BBB and their first backed by a band and recorded in a studio. You can pre-order their LP Breaking Mirrors here. 

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The Warlocks Present A Special Zombified Video

The Warlocks Present A Special Zombified Video for Halloween!
 

ZOMBIES, GHOULS, GOBLINS, DRUIDS, WITCHES & THE WARLOCKS present this Halloween inspired goody from the band's latest album Skull Worship out Nov 26 on Zap Banana / Cargo Records / Redeye Distribution!
Get your spook on with this new video of “Dead Generation” filmed at theZOMBIE PARADE in Paris, France 2013. Made by the fans for the fans now turned official--here is the grooviest way to put on your make up and get weird! 
 

"Dead Generation" video: http://youtu.be/reFUFpDGdGU
 Stream “Dead Generation” at https://soundcloud.com/the-warlocks/dead-generation
 
     
photo by Eric Curtis

"Some bands play chords, but the so-far-unstoppable Warlocks play clouds -- songs that swirl around you like smoke and probably leave a little haze in your head, too."  - LA WEEKLY

The Warlocks release their first new album in 5 years, Skull Worship on November 26, 2013 through Zap Banana.

Recorded over a 2 year period, Skull Worship is the Los Angeles-based band’s eighth album. The Warlocks construct a dense, more elaborate web of sound, layers of distortion and the occasional synth a la Silver Apples and Red Crayola. “Silver & Plastic” expands the band’s oeuvre into acoustic territory recalling T Rex. Other songs like “Endless Drops” turn to Hawkwind, Neu! and experimental rock for inspiration.
“Not everything fits perfectly on this record,” describes singer Bobby Hecksher. “There are loose parts, fragmented sections and then it rocks all together. It's not perfectly polished like a lot of records out there. More like an expression of moments in time that drip together like a strange dream.”

Bobby continues, “I consider Skull Worship the final musical piece of the trilogy which started with Heavy Deavy Skull Lover, then The Mirror Explodes and now Skull Worship. They are all suppose to be connected with similar cord changes and fragmented weirdness.”

Skull Worship Tracklisting:
1.     Dead Generation
2.     Chameleon
3.     Endless Drops
4.     Silver & Plastic
5.     He Looks Good in Space
6.     You’ve Changed
7.     It’s A Hard Fall
8.     Eyes Jam

THE WARLOCKS:
Bobby Hecksher: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards & Bass
JC Rees: Guitar, Feedback, Percussion
Earl V. Miller: Guitar, Drone Machine
Chris DiPino: Bass
George Serrano: Drums

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