I know we’ve got some True Blood fans out there, and today you should be excited. “True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series Vol. 4″ is out now and features music from the shows fifth season. Artist contributions come from Alabama Shakes, Iggy Pop with Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast), My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, and many more.
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DOWNLOAD THE FREE ‘OLD WORLD ROMANCE: SELECTS AND OUTTAKES’ EP HERE!
Los Angeles band Sea Wolf have released a free EP ‘Old World Romance: Selects and Outtakes’ in a partnership with Noisetrade and Dangerbird Records. The EP contains 3 previously unreleased B-sides and the songs ‘Old Friend’ and ‘Kasper’ from their latest full length ‘Old World Romance’.
Watch the video for their hit single ‘You’re a Wolf’
Sea Wolf Tour Dates:
05/17/13 – Pomona, CA – Glass House
05/18/13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho
05/19/13 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
05/20/13 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
05/21/13 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
05/23/13 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
05/24/13 – The Gorge, WA – Sasquatch Festival
05/25/13 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
05/26/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
05/27/13 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
05/29/13 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
05/30/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
05/31/13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
06/01/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
06/02/13 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
06/03/13 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
06/05/13 – Haddon Heights, NJ – Sundown Music Series
06/06/13 – Albany, NY – Valentine’s
06/07/13 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06/08/13 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
06/09/13 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
06/10/13 – Virginia Beach, VA – Jewish Mother
06/11/13 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House Music Hall
06/14/13 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival (12:15p main stage / 3pm Sonic Stage acoustic)
06/15/13 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
06/16/13 – Dallas, TX – Dada Dallas
06/17/13 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Jr.
06/19/13 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
06/20/13 – Solana Beach, CA – The Belly Up
06/21/13 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
San Fermin Announces Debut Self-Titled Album out September 17th on Downtown Records & MapleMusic Recordings
LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE “SONSICK” HERE!
“SONSICK” AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON ITUNES HERE!
Brooklyn musician Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the songwriter and composer behind San Fermin, has announced his signing to Downtown Records and the subsequent release of his self-titled, debut album San Fermin on September 17. Ludwig-Leone, who studied music composition at Yale University, envisioned the album’s concept prior to writing the music or knowing who would perform it. Pulling inspiration from Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, he conceived the album as a dialogue between an earnest, unhappy man and a cynical, elusive woman. Upon Ludwig-Leone’s graduation he traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains where he wrote the album over the course of six weeks. “Writing for a group of unknown musicians gave the writing process a kind of operatic scope,” Ludwig-Leone says. On his return he enlisted the help of longtime friend and vocalist Allen Tate as well as female vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe (Lucius) to give voices to the characters he developed.
A pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition, San Fermin is strongly influenced by Ludwig-Leone’s unique background in classical music, and the album fittingly features instrumentalists from the likes of Bon Iver, yMusic, and Asphalt Orchestra. A composer of instrumental music as well, Ludwig-Leone recently finished a ballet score for BalletCollective (comprised of New York City Ballet members), to be premiered by ACME at the Joyce Theater this summer, and is currently arranging a piece with Sonic Youth‘s Lee Ranaldo for the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. He is an assistant to the composer Nico Muhly.
“Sonsick” is a deliriously infectious summer jam.” -PITCHFORK
SAN FERMIN ALBUM TRACK-LISTING
2. Crueler Kind
3. Lament for V.G.
7. At Sea
9. At Night, True Love
10. The Count
12. In Waiting
13. True Love, Asleep
14. Oh, Darling
15. In The Morning
16. Daedalus (What We Have)
17. Altogether Changed
For the free stream / download of their single ‘Dreams of Cannibalism’ click HERE!
Portland, Oregon’s Typhoon – one of the most talked about new bands – is proud to announce the August 20th release of their new album ‘White Lighter‘ on MapleMusic Recordings and Roll Call Records.
‘White Lighter’ is the follow up to the bands acclaimed EP ‘A New Kind Of House’ that caught the attention of countless music critics and listeners for what NPR’s Bob Boilen calls “absolutely stunning” and “so beautiful, it make’s me want to follow every single thing Typhoon does.”
Recorded at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, Typhoon isolated themselves from outside distractions to arrange and record this collection of songs with an impressive emphasis on storytelling and melody.
“On the farm, we were living inside the record” says songwriter Morton. “I had one place in the woods where I would write and rewrite one song, and a different place for working another. The whole thing was laid out spatially over so many acres. I built a small fort in the wood barn where I kept my books and guitar. Slept a couple feet away from the recording desk. When it was cold, we built wood fires, when it was warm we went swimming down the road. Friends came and went, sometimes recording with us.”
Produced by the band along with their in-house engineer Paul Laxer, Typhoon created a dynamic recording – full of horns, strings and group vocal crescendos – that will establish the band as an immensely creative force.
An inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music – new songs such as first single “Young Fathers,” “Possible Deaths,” “Prosthetic Love” and “Hunger And Thirst” – take listeners on a journey through the experience of having it all, fighting to keep the dream and accepting your fate.
“There are several layers to this new record” says Morton. ”It’s definitely the most autobiographical record I’ve ever done. I’m also trying to reconstitute disparate experiences into something like a meaningful sequence in the pale light of truth.”
Along with Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Alternative Press and more, Paste Magazine raves “Music critics throw around adjectives like ‘orchestral’ and ‘expansive’ all the time these days. But here’s a band that actually deserves such labels. Portland’s Typhoon is an indie rock geek’s dream: a dynamic 12-piece with a seemingly unending reservoir of energy, emotive vocals, arpeggiated guitars, horns, multiple drum kits and strings … Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new critical darlings.”
Typhoon spent most of 2011 on the road – sharing the stage with The Decemberists, The Shins & Explosions In The Sky and performing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Osheaga and the Newport Folk Festival – winning over concertgoers with what KEXP calls an “awe inspiring” live show.
Already confirmed for this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, Typhoon will set out on a US headlining tour this fall. Stay tuned for more news!
Songwriter Kyle Morton caught up with The Wall Street Journal to talk about the new record, to have a read – click HERE.
Dangerbird Records and MapleMusic Recordings are proud to announce the release of Royal Teeth‘s highly-anticipated debut full-length album “Glow” on August 13th. Recorded this winter in Toronto with producer Gavin Brown (Metric), the band entered the studio focused and ready to showcase the energy and spirited joy of the live shows that have drawn audiences to the band all around the country. The follow-up to their widely acclaimed debut EP, Glow is an engaging collection of indie-pop tracks that celebrate the band’s thirst for exploration and youthful adventures into the unknown, themes first explored in the band’s infectious breakout single “Wild.”
The band’s debut EP, “Act Naturally”, gained rapid traction in early 2012 launching Royal Teeth into the spotlight as “Wild” found its way into a Buick Verano Commercial, in addition to several other major network placements, and the soundtrack to EA Sports’ top selling video game, FIFA 13. “Wild” has inspired sing-a-longs via radio as well, connecting with new fans through airplay on SiriusXM’s AltNation and influential Alternative radio stations like CHHR Vancouver, CILV Ottawa, KNDD Seattle, KTCL Denver, WROX Norfolk, WWCD Columbus, KRBZ Kansas City, and CFJB Barrie.
Royal Teeth’s six members come from three cities across Southern Louisiana, a state known for its colossal musical output over the centuries. Now residing in New Orleans, their beat-centric sound is a technicolor addition to the legacy of Louisiana. After performances at CMJ, SXSW, Austin City Limits, Voodoo, and Jazzfest , the band made their television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly.
Click HERE to watch the band perform “Wild.”
Royal Teeth will be hitting the road with this summer including stops in Toronto, NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston, Los Angeles, and more! See below for tour dates.
Royal Teeth North American Tour Dates – Canadian dates are bolded:
May 10 – New York, NY @ Downtown Music Festival, Pianos
May 11 – Albany, NY @ WEQX Tulip Fest
May 23 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
May 31 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
June 1 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
June 3 – Detroit, IL @ Pike Room
June 5 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
June 7 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall – Studio Stage
June 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ WRFF 104.5 Summer Block Party
June 11 – Boston, MA @ T.T. the Bear’s
June 12 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
June 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
June 17 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
June 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
June 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
June 21 – Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room, House of Blues
June 22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Bronze Peacock
June 24 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
June 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 27 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
June 28 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
June 29 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
July 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubador
July 3 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
July 13 – Frederick, MD @ Carroll Creek Amphitheatre
MapleMusic Recordings Welcomes Bo Keeney to the Family with the Release of His Debut EP ‘Don’t You Worry’
’DON’T YOU WORRY’ OUT EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH ITUNES ON MAY 21
AND EVERYWHERE ELSE ON MAY 28
LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK ‘DON’T YOU WORRY’ HERE!
‘Don’t You Worry’ is the stunning debut EP from 23 year old newcomer Bo Keeney, based out of the UK. The tunes meld alt soul and contemporary blues with smatterings of drum’n'bass while his honeyed vocals call to mind a young Stevie Wonder. To further compliment his unique sound on the EP, there are two inspired remixes from regular Skream/Magnetic Man collaborator Sam Frank and the much lauded South London art collective Breton.
Bo, named after his parents favourite guitarist, is a multi instrumentalist and music obsessive who grew up in Southern California and got his first introduction to music when his father took him down to see his mother’s band play at age four. His mother was a hair stylist by day, and a guitarist by night who hung out with the likes of Kiss, Van Halen and Guns ‘n’ Roses (her voice can be heard peforming backing vocal duties on ‘Don’t You Worry’).
When he turned eleven the family relocated from San Diego to Winchester in England. Soon after, Bo wrote his first song and then saved up his lunch money, bought a guitar and taught himself to play. He became fascinated with instruments and went on to learn the bass, the guitar and piano by sneaking into the music room at school and practicing on his own for hours.
Aged sixteen Bo entered the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers under 18′s competition. Rather than sending in the standard one song – he sent an album’s worth of self-recorded material and he won. Bo went on to co-write with Grammy winning songwriter Jimmy Hogarth who would eventually offer him a publishing deal.
With his advance, Bo rented a shipping container in Winchester, turned it into a studio and recorded his EP in near isolation. The resulting songs are written, arranged and produced by Bo.
Don’t You Worry – Tracklisting
1. Don’t You Worry
4. Don’t You Worry *Breton Labs Remix*
5. Don’t You Worry *Sam Frank Remix*
Gogol Bordello Set to Release New Album ‘Pura Vida Conspiracy’ July 23rd on ATO Records & Maplemusic Recordings
Internationally renowned gypsy punk rock group Gogol Bordello return with their sixth full-length album Pura Vida Conspiracy via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings on July 23. Produced by Andrew Sheps, the new album was recorded in El Paso, Texas at Sonic Ranch Studios and is a powerful collection of 12 surging new songs. In celebration of May Day, an ancient public holiday known for raucous celebrations, Gogol Bordello offer up a stream of their rebellious new song “Malandrino” to get the party started.
LISTEN TO MALANDRINO HERE!
The album’s title is derived from a Spanish slang phrase for “pure life,” which is a theme that resonates throughout the new material. The disc’s opener, “We Rise Again,” introduces the album’s limitless, all-embracing themes instantly, centered on a chorus of “Borders are scars on face of the planet.” The new songs are infused with ideas rooted in Eastern philosophy but also search for a means of joining fragmented parts and persons, and of creating a worldwide consciousness.
“For me music is a way to explore human potential,” Hutz says. “And that’s my main interest in life – human potential. Everyone knows there’s something inside of us that we’re not using. How do we get it? How do we reach it? Every single person knows that there’s something and nobody knows what it is. So at one point I said to myself, I’m gonna get down and get it.”
Gogol Bordello has spent the last decade getting down with that energy through their meteoric live shows and has earned a solid reputation as “the hottest global touring act to come out of New York (Billboard)” and “the world’s most riotous live band (Rolling Stone).” Their wildly energetic live shows are celebrated by fans worldwide and have brought them to nearly every corner of the globe and to the main stage of festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Roskilde, Rock am Ring, Reading and Leeds to name just a few. In addition, Gogol Bordello’s recordings have earned them critical acclaim worldwide and have attracted some of the most respected collaborators and producers including 2005′s Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, produced by indie legend Steve Albini, 2007′s SUPER TARANTA! (produced by Victor Van Vugt) and declared by music critic Robert Christgau as “the best rock album of the decade. Period.” and 2010′s Trans-Continental Hustle produced by Rick Rubin.
Gogol Bordello will return to the US in May for select dates on their first club tour since May 2012 and will be performing at major music festivals around the globe this summer.
Coming extremely soon after the release of his latest full-length “What We Want” in February, Thomas D’Arcy is already putting out new material. The “I Wake Up Every Day EP” is the latest 5-track set meant to accompany the video release of single “I Wake Up Every Day”.
Andrew Wyatt, the front man of powerhouse electronic pop band Miike Snow, has released his first solo album, Descender, on Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings today. Descender is a 32-minute meditation into the darker side of the grammy-nominated artist. A mixture of whimsical chamber-pop and intricate soundscapes, the album’s sound is largely defined by the lush majesty of Prague’s 75-piece Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adam Klemens. Featuring cameos from Anthony Rossomando of The Libertines, Brad Traux (formerly of Interpol) and John Herndon of Tortoise, Descender mixes sweeping string arrangements with Wyatt’s vulnerable, haunting vocals, marking the first time the acclaimed songwriter has written, orchestrated and produced an entire album completely on his own.
You can watch the Descender documentary directed by Sebastian Mlynarkski to take a deeper look into the unique album writing and recording process Here.
TRACK LISTING ANDREW WYATT/DESCENDER:
1. Horse Latitudes
2. Harlem Boyzz
3. Cluster Subs
4. She’s Changed
5. And Septimus…
6. It Won’t Let You Go
7. Descender (Death of 1000 Cuts)
8. In Paris They Know How to Build a Monument
9. There is a Spring
Really excited for this post ’cause MMR has three really sweet releases. Andrew Wyatt, front man of Miike Snow, is releasing his first solo effort “Descender”. The record is paired with a documentary about Wyatt and the making of the record presented by The Creators Project. Watch the doc here. “A Quiet Darkness” the new record from L.A. duo Houses who are on tour now through the end of June with Cold War Kids or Baths (depending on the date). Jonny Fritz, country singer-songwriter out of Nashville, is releasing their debut “Dad Country”. Record Store Day is this Saturday so look out later today for news on MMR’s special releases.
Happy Tuesday everyone, hope your bellies are nice and full of chocolate, now time to fill up your ears with some new music. Cold War Kids have their fourth studio album “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” out today but did anyone grab the limited edition, and hand numbered, bootleg vinyl copy in your local record store last week? The fantastic “The Music is You – A Tribute to John Denver” compilation featuring My Morning Jacket, Dave Matthews, J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten and many more cover their favourite Denver tracks. Nicholas Principe’s ambient project Port St. Willow is re-releasing their debut record “Holiday” through Downtown Records/MMR. Last but certainly not least, Thomas D’Arcy’s “What We Want” is now finally out on vinyl after it’s February 5th release.
Caitlin Rose’s sophomore album “The Stand In” is out today! Caitlin will show off the record at SXSW next week as well as the full run of East and West coast tour dates this spring.