New "Wonderful" Video from Cate Le Bon & More Tour Dates!

With her much-anticipated fourth album Crab Day due for release on April 15th, Cate Le Bon has today unveiled a video to new single 'Wonderful'! Directed by regular collaborator Casey Raymond and shot in Berlin, the video features our heroine performing an idiosyncratic freeform dance-cum-exercise routine. Of the video Cate says: "Wonderful is an awkward love song accompanied by an equally awkward video. I threw up my lunch." Fun times!  

Crab Day is Cate's most powerful and fully realized work yet. In honor of this new album, Cate Le Bon is embarking on a massive tour of the Eastern and Midwestern United States. Peep the video right now and mark your calendars with the dates  below, its going to be one hell of a Spring! 
Cate Le Bon US Tour Dates:
30th March - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles US*
11th April - The Bowery Ballroom, New York USA*  
2nd May - Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
3rd May - Brighton Music Hall, Allston MA
4th May - Fete Lounge, Providence RI
6th May - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia PA
7th May - Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC
8th May - Big Room Bar, Columbus OH
9th May - Scubas, Chicago IL
10th May - Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis MN
12th May - The Cobalt, Vancouver BC
13th May - Barboza, Seattle WA
14th May - Dante's, Portland OR
16th May - The Chapel, San Francisco CA

*w/ BANANA, performing Crab Day in its entirety 

Cate Le Bon Online: 
Pre Order- https://www.dragcity.com/products/crab-day 

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High Waisted FULL ALBUM STREAMING on Consequence of Sound!

High Waisted’s Debut LP On Ludlow

Now Streaming on

Consequence of Sound


On Ludlow Out on March 4
+ SXSW Bound

Stream On Ludlow Here
“Each of these 12 tracks is a party unto itself, complete with scuzzy bass, bright vocal harmonies, and enough reverb to fill a decently sized punch bowl.” – Consequence of Sound
“The band’s mastery of 50s era vocals and classic surf guitar will have you dancing in your chair while considering buying tickets to Hawaii.” - Noisey
[Lead singer Jessica Louise] Dye sings with an easiness that disguises how technically demanding the parts are. Translation: girl can sing, and she does.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Somehow, they’ve managed to balance organic, unfiltered energy with the finesse necessary to craft lush and dreamy soundscapes that make you want to both chill and get up to dance and freak out – which is quite a feat.” – Alt Citizen
In advance of the March 4 release of their debut LP, NYC’s High Waisted is now streaming On Ludlow in full on Consequence of Sound. After paying their dues and building up a bad-ass reputation in the Lower East Side, the band is ready to release their sunny surf-pop to the rest of the world. In the midst of a dreary winter, Jessica Louise Dye and her band of long-haired hunks bring back the feel-good, warm summer vibes the city so desperately needs.
After the nonstop Winter Whatever tour (shot by the band for Impose), a trip to theDaytrotter studios, summertime shows on boats, and fundraiser “baked” sales, High Waisted is definitely due for a full album. On Ludlow will be self-released on March 4 with a hometown Lower East Side release show on March 3 at Mercury Lounge. The band will also be playing multiple showcases at this year’s SXSW.
High Waisted thrives on letting the city that never sleeps join in as another member of the band, holding just as much influence as any of the members and serving as the perfect backdrop to the endless summer nights spent on rooftops, the crushes gone wrong, and the friendships and memories that make it all right again. On Ludlow is Jessica Louise Dye’s narrative of love and life in the Lower East Side filtered through a lens of reverb and sunshine.
Stream On Ludlow on CoS
Catch High Waisted Live:
March 3 – New York City – Mercury Lounge
March 14-20 – Austin, TX – SXSW
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'Oh Inhuman Spectacle' by Methyl Ethel

Methyl Ethel: 'Oh Inhuman Spectacle'

Available now on digital services, CD/LP out in MayMethyl Ethel - Oh Inhuman Spectacle

Australian trio Methyl Ethel are the latest addition to the 4AD roster.  Their crepuscular debut album, Oh Inhuman Spectacle, is out now, with CD and LP formats released in May.  Methyl Ethel’s official video for album opener ‘Idée Fixe’ has also launched online today.
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, linchpin Jake Webb started Methyl Ethel in 2013, and wrote, played and recorded everything on Oh Inhuman Spectacle after early EPs Guts and Teeth.   He was joined by friends Chris Wright (drums) and Thom Stewart (bass) to realise the songs live.  The trio has grown into a must-see live act and Oh Inhuman Spectacle is shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize.  
The band will play SXSW next month, with their debut European shows to follow in May. You can find all live dates, along with album details and tracklisting, here.
'Idee Fixe'
Buy on iTunes here.
Buy on Amazon here.
Stream on Spotify here.
Stream on Apple Music here.
Methyl Ethel

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NPR Music premiere Anna Meredith music video for "Taken" - Varmints out Friday 3/4


Today, NPR Music premiere the official video for Anna Meredith’s latest single “Taken”. Describing the video as eminently playful and light-hearted, yet as tightly wound as the music it accompanies.”, “Taken” is the second single from Meredith’s debut LP Varmints, due for release this Friday March 4th, 2016 via Moshi Moshi.

Taking inspiration from David Hockney's 'Joiners' collages and Sol Lewitt's photo collections, director Ewan Jones Morris says, “It's about how life repeats but is never exactly the same. The track felt domestic to me, so I wanted to examine everyday things in a repetitive frame work.”

Watch the music video for “Taken” on NPR Music
Meredith says of the video, “I’ve been a long term fan of Ewan’s work and knew he’d come up with something really special for this track! I love the many angles on the same thing approach throughout the track - really chimes in with how a lot of my music works.”

The follow-up to 2012’s Black Prince Fury EP, and 2013’s Jet Black Raider EP, Meredith’s debut full length Varmints is held together by her expert understanding of dynamics. “Pacing is a physical thing,” she explains. “I can feel when stuff has to happen in a track. I knew I wanted Varmints to end privately but start confidently, have moments of privacy and moments of power and build. I love writing a build - my friends talk about ‘the Meredith Build’! I love the feeling of ‘get on board, we’re building up now!’ Even if you’re dancing at a club, there’s an amazing transparency to a build. When somebody is creating anticipation, it’s a very communal experience and I don’t like hiding those structures.”

Aside from sharing bills with Anna Calvi, James Blake and These New Puritans, Meredith’s dizzying CV includes being Composer in Residence for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, a piece written for MRI scanner, soundtracking PRADA’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, symphonies created for nursery children, music for park benches in Hong Kong and sleep-pods in Singapore. Recent performances at the BBC Proms have included collaborations with Laura Marling and The Stranglers for the first 6Music Prom, a performance of her body-percussion piece ‘Connect It’ from the BBC Ten Pieces project and her Last Night of the Proms composition ‘Froms’ was simultaneously performed by five symphony orchestras across the UK, was broadcast to an audience of 40 million people

Anna Meredith’s debut LP Varmints is due for release on March 4th, 2016 via Moshi Moshi.

Track List:

01. Nautilus
02. Taken
03. Scrimshaw
04. Something Helpful
05. R-Type
06. Dowager
07. The Vapours
08. Honeyed Words
09. Last Rose
10. Shill
11. Blackfriars
Live Dates

Upcoming Tour Dates:

24 - Soup Kitchen - Manchester, UK
25 - Westcoast Bar - Margate, UK
29 - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - London, UK

02 - Paard Van Troje - The Hague, NL
04 - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ - Amsterdam, NL
19 – 21 May - The Great Escape - Brighton, UK

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Speedy Ortiz & Hop Along Announce Co-Headline Tour

Hop Along + Speedy Ortiz

Announce Co-Headline Tour

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez                            Photo Credit: Bob Gruen

3/5: Montague, MA @ Shea Theater #
3/17: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore *%
3/19: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *%
4/16: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore #%
5/6: Winooski, VT @ Waking Windows Festival
5/7: Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace ^
5/8: Boston, MA @ Sinclair ^
5/12: Washington, DC @ Black Cat ^
5/13: Asheville, NC @ Mothlight ^
5/14: Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees
5/15: Orlando, FL @ Social
5/17: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/18: Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi
5/19: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
5/20: Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
5/21: Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
5/27-29: George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival

# = Speedy Ortiz only
* = Hop Along only
% = w/ Dr. Dog
^ = w/ 2” Astronaut opening

Today, Philadelphia’s Hop Along and Boston’s Speedy Ortiz announce a national co-headline tour throughout May as well as festival appearances at Waking Windows, Shaky Knees and Sasquatch!. The bands will be swapping performance slots every night of the tour which kicks off May 6th at Waking Windows Festival and wraps up May 27-29 at Sasquatch!. The combination of these bands, both known for their devastating and raw live shows, will be a force to be reckoned with.
Speedy Ortiz’ Foil Deer, released last April via Carpark Records, lends a more polished sound and a pop sensibility that stands out to long time fans and new converts alike. Fronted by Sadie Dupuis, who NPR called “One of rock’s most compelling young voices....masterful” and including Mike Falcone on drums, Darl Ferm on bass, and Devin McKnight of Grass is Green on guitar, the group have spent the last year on an almost endless cross-continental touring jag, tagging along with the likes of The Breeders, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, and Thurston Moore. The record, full of lyrical complexity, guitar-based excursions and light-footed fun,  gained overwhelming recognition from the likes of Rolling StoneThe New York Times, PitchforkSPIN, and many many more. Purchase via CarparkiTunesAmazon or your local record store.
Hop Along have been making waves since the release of their sophomore album Painted Shut last year on Saddle Creek. Featuring Frances Quinlan on vocals and guitar, Mark Quinlan on drums, Tyler Long on bass and Joe Reinhart on guitar, the album debuted at #7 on Alternative New Artist Albums#10 on Top New Artist Album Chart and saw the band featured as a staple on the year-end “Best of 2015” lists with Rolling StoneNPR,PitchforkSPINVultureUSA TodayNoiseyMTVEntertainment Weekly, and more. Captivating stories of desperation and weary awakening are highlighted by fuzzed out grunge guitar riffs and Quinlan’s trademark howl—“a prickly, unfettered masterpiece” (Stereogum). The record is available at the Saddle Creek Online Store, iTunes, Amazon and independent record stores across the globe.

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Magic Wands Stream Full 'Jupiter' LP On Brooklyn Vegan / album out TODAY



LISTEN & SHARE: Magic Wands - 'Jupiter' LP
"Mixing elements of gothy postpunk and ethereal psych (with no shortage of hooks), their sound might best be described as "witchy." Like the Raveonettes or Black Ryder? This will likely appeal to you as well." -BrooklynVegan

"['"Heartbeat"] is a five-minute dream pop tidal wave kept aloft by a snaking post-punk bassline, with vocalist Dexy Valentine coasting above it all with serene cool." Under The Radar

" Featuring many first takes of drums, guitars, and bass, [Jupiter] marks a shift in Magic Wands' sound, but one that exemplifies the band's musical growth and confidence." - Interview
Los Angeles duo Magic Wands share their highly anticipated new LP 'Jupiter' this week.  You can stream the album in full on Brooklyn Vegan who says "Mixing elements of gothy postpunk and ethereal psych (with no shortage of hooks), their sound might best be described as "witchy." Like the Raveonettes or Black Ryder? This will likely appeal to you as well." The duo also announces a performance at this year's Levitation Festival on Sunday, May 1st with additional West coast and Midwest tour dates to be announced this Spring. Jupiter is out February 26th on Cleopatra Records.
03.11 - The Regent Theater - Los Angeles, CA (Record Release Show)
05.01- Levitation Festival - Austin, TX


1. Jupiter
2. Love Soldier
3. Lazerbitch
4. Chariot
5. Dream Street
6. Himalaya
7. Blue Wall
8. I’ll Never Go There Again
9. Heartbeat
10. Jupiter II
Photo Cred: Jenny Baumert
Los Angeles dream pop duo Chris & Dexy Valentine of Magic Wands are back with their highly anticipated second album Jupiter out on Cleopatra Records Feb 26th 2016. You may know them from their infectious single Black Magic from their debut album Aloha Moon featuring Space which was praised by Spin magazine as “a sexy and propulsive stunner” and earned the band opening slots for The Kills, The Horrors, The Breeders, The Jesus and Marychain, The Black Keys and more. The band returns with a bigger even dreamier sound with their most ambitious album to date, self-produced & featuring more cosmic layered guitar tracks, swirling pop vocals, and driving uptempo beats. The band expanded from an electronic duo and are now joined by new band members Tommy Alexander on bass & Keith Crutchfield on drums.

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Jack White to guest star on the Muppets season finale



Jack White will guest star in The Muppets special hour long season finale,
entitled "Because...Love," next Tuesday, March 1 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT) on the ABC Television Network. After her stint in the hospital, Miss Piggy and Kermit reevaluate their relationship, and Kermit turns to Jack for help and advice.

Jack and The Dead Weather recently released "Impossible Winner," the second single from their acclaimed third LP Dodge and Burn (Third Man Records).
Watch the chilling Sophie Muller and Ross McDowell directed video HERE


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