School of Seven Bells found its name watching a PBS show about an alleged South American pickpocket academy, so that should give music heads an idea of what the Brooklyn-based trio is about. Ex-Secret Machines guitarist Benjamin Curtis, along with sisters Claudia and Alejandra Deheza make a brand of futuristic pop that's tough to pin into any one genre, though a just-announced tour with shoegaze master M83 seems like an apt fit. Read more »
Ah, nothing like riding a bike with no hands, throwing sticks in a river, and defacing public property while jazzy electronic beats and breathy vocals play in the background. The latest audiovisual offering from Chicago-based band The Sea and Cake follows a day in the life (we're assuming a Saturday or Sunday, given the song's title) of some young lads, and captures those lazy days of summer, when the most important thing was whether or not you could get away with shoplifting a candy bar from a convenient store. Read more »
The High Decibels old-school rock-flavored hip-hop makes you want to party, so it's fitting this video is all about crowds going wild. Suffice to say, Duke Johnson and Chief, decked out in suits, boutonnieres, and hankies, rap and dance over their bouncy beats and electric guitars, and the crowd is loving every second of it. Some good, light-hearted fun to start the week off. Read more »
Solving climate change sounds like an overwhelming task. What difference can one person make when so much damage to the environment has already been done and huge nations and corporations continue to pollute? The answer for one artistically motivated group is to put your soul on ice–preferably a glacier.
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With their third record, Eyes at Half Mast, due out this week, Kevin O'Connor and Lisa Molinaro, otherwise known as the force behind instrumental pop outfit Talkdemonic, will hit the road just after the album's release. The tour kicks off in the band's hometown, before traveling through a handful of U.S. cities. In the meantime, check the first MP3 off the new album here.
Eyes at Half Mast
01 Leaving Light
02 Ending the Orange Glow
03 Duality of Deathening
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Having recently released their chaotic, multi-layered album, Villainaire, Seattelite art-pop band The Dead Science will go on tour at the end of this month. The charming trio will pass through heartland America and Canada on their way east, stopping to play with likes of experimental indie-rockers Volcano! Read more »
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