May 19, 2020 10:53 am
Big news! Madeline Kenney is releasing a new album called Sucker’s Lunch – out July 31st! Today, we get to hear the first single, ‘Sucker’, and its music video, premiering on the The Fader. Watch the video HERE.
Pre-order the album & listen to the new single HERE
“When I lived in Durham, I found myself sitting in the sun on the porch with a musical hero of mine, who was worried about losing their healthcare and not being able to afford to tour,” Kenney said in an email to The FADER. “It blew my mind and broke my heart that such a genius had to struggle with uncertainty in trying to make their art. I wrote ‘Sucker’ when I realized that all of us continue to make art, and fall in love, and attempt things that logically could fall apart at any moment, but we are fools for the game and keep producing, keep pursuing. I asked Kurt Wagner to sing on the track because I feel like he is consistently brave in his songwriting (and I’m a HUGE Lambchop fan). When he sent me the stems, I drank a martini and cried.”
May 15, 2020 10:49 am
Dylan Baldi and Jayson Gerycz, both active members of Cloud Nothings, have released a freeform jazz album called Blessed Repair as the Baldi/Gerycz Duo. The release is a grand and exciting experiment for the duo, with Baldi trading in his guitar for the saxophone and Jayson Gerycz (pronounced Garish) using new techniques on drums.
Discussing how this new project differs from their work as Cloud Nothings, Baldi explains, “Cloud Nothings is very much about fully written and composed songs, which take lots and lots of work. I can spend days working on one little part of a Cloud Nothings song. This record is very freeform, and we barely even talked about what we wanted to do. We just played.”
Stream/order the album HERE
Watch the official music video for the track ‘Street Mantra’ HERE
May 12, 2020 9:48 am
The second single off of The Beths’ forthcoming album ‘Jump Rope Gazers’ is out today! Listen to ‘I’m Not Getting Excited’ and watch the accompanying music video that was filmed entirely in isolation and includes some spooky stop-motion animation.
Liz Stokes explains the imposter syndrome that inspired the lyrics of the song:
“People always ask ‘are you excited!?’ and it’s a fair question, because exciting things do happen to us sometimes,” says Elizabeth Stokes. “Support slots, overseas tours, music releases. Stuff we’ve dreamed about for years. So the correct answer is always ‘yes.’ But the truth is that deep down there’s a tiny Liz saying, ‘don’t get excited.’ She is certain that anything good that could happen will most likely not happen, because of a freak accident. Or because somebody finally realises that we aren’t worthy, shouts ‘phony!’ and takes everything away. I wrote ‘I’m Not Getting Excited’ last year, well before everything really did get taken away. From everyone. It feels like the song has a new context, but we don’t know what it is yet. And now we all share a blurry, uncertain future.”
Listen to the new single and pre-order the album HERE
May 5, 2020 11:16 am
A fantastic, mind bending music video for Sonic Boom is out today! The official music video for Sonic Boom’s latest single ‘Things Like This (A Little Bit Deeper)’ is a must see – animated and directed by James Siewart. This is Sonic Boom’s third single before the release of his forthcoming album All Things Being Equal, out June 5th.
Listen to the single and pre-order the album here:
Check out Sonic Boom’s UK/EU tour dates:
September 12, 2020 – Yes – Manchester, UK
September 13, 2020 – Dingwalls – London, UK
September 14, 2020 – The Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
September 17, 2020 – Le Petit Bain – Paris, FR
May 1, 2020 10:46 am
Today, we welcome CHAOTIC GOOD into the WORLD! We are so pleased to release the stunning and explosive new record from Johanna Warren. You can listen and order the album HERE & you can also read what people are saying about the release and Johanna below:
NPR’s All Songs Considered