Sinéad O’Connor reveals a behind-the-scenes clip from the “Take Me To Church” music video shoot. "Take Me To Church" is the first single from her forthcoming studio album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (Out August 12 via Nettwerk Records). With “Take Me To Church,” O’Connor explains, “the protagonist I’m writing about has had a profoundly distressing experience from which she is ultimately able to not only salvage herself but give birth to herself, coming to the conclusion, ‘I am only one I should adore.’”
British alt rock/pop band Scars On 45 will release their sophomore full-length album, Safety In Numbers, on October 7, with lead single “Crazy For You” available today on iTunes. The band has been on the road all summer promoting the album, with newly announced September dates opening for Better Than Ezra. A full list of tour dates is below.
LISTEN TO & SHARE “CRAZY FOR YOU” HERE:
Safety In Numbers is the result of pure honesty, emotion and hard work. When the band parted ways with their former label, they were determined to carry on. They self-funded Safety In Numbers, which was recorded between Minneapolis, MN with their good friend Eric Olsen and Leeds, England with producer Will Jackson. In the end, they launched a Pledge Music campaign to help fund the completion of the album. The response from fans was enormous.
"…one of the best Americana records of the year." - Exclaim!
“Old Crow Medicine Show find a ‘Remedy’ for Country music’s ails”
– Rolling Stone
Heavily celebrated, Grammy Award winning band Old Crow Medicine Show see career high chart debuts today across North America. In Canada, new album Remedy debuts at #12 on the top Country Albums chart and #89 on the Canadian Top 200, while in the U.S., they land at #15 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the Top Country Albums chart.
The band also shared a new music video for the Bob Dylan collaborative track “Sweet Amarillo,” which premiered exclusively with CMT worldwide last week.
Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, has unveiled a new music video for “The Mute,” which premiered on USA Today yesterday. Originally from his latest album The Family Tree: The Branches, “The Mute” is currently featured in the official trailer of the upcoming Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here, as well as on the film’s soundtrack, Wish I Was Here – Music From The Motion Picture (available July 15). The soundtrack features music hand-picked by Braff, including exclusive new songs from Bon Iver and Cat Power + Coldplay, in addition to tracks from The Head and the Heart and Hozier.
As with past Radical Face videos, “The Mute” video was conceived, directed and produced by Ben with the help of only his family and friends. The result is a compelling and emotional journey for the viewer. Radical Face is currently working on the last installment of his The Family Tree trilogy, and will play a handful of dates in Europe this November. Stay tuned for more news from Radical Face.
Partnering with NYLON Guys, Brooklyn-based duo Ghost Beach share the official music video for “Without You” from their debut album Blonde.
Directed by Ida Chelengar, the video bridges together all the elements of the band’s signature aesthetic. With “psychedelic graphics and groovy colors, the video perfectly portrays those summer vibes through pineapple prints, singing fish, and of course, a hook that will be stuck in [your] head for days," (NYLON Guys).
Jay Brannan has released a new video for "Blue-Haired Lady" from his forthcoming full-length album Always, Then, & Now, which he will self-release on July 15. The video, which premiered on Billboard.com, was directed by Los Angeles-based directing duo Rich Dorato & Adam Franklin of the creative group Who Ate My Teeth?, whose previous work include videos for Feist, Mastadon, Peaches and others.
Brannan's tour in support of Always, Then, & Now launches July 16 in Boston. Click here for all dates.
“Current Swell play solid feel good music” – Beatroute Magazine
“Current Swell is a great listen” – 303 Magazine
Victoria, BC's Current Swell share the official video for "Keys To The Kingdom,” the first single off their latest album Ulysses (available now on Nettwerk Records).
In Canada, Ulysses landed at #1 on the Rock iTunes Chart, #10 on the Alternative Albums Chart and in the Top 50 on the Top 200 Chart. Upon its release, “Keys To The Kingdom” was the #2most added song at Alternative Radio and is now charting Top 10 in the Mediabase Alternative Rock Chart. Current Swell continues to receive important critical support, including features with Huffington Post Canada, Le Huffington Post Quebec, Beatroute, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, MusiquePlus, Toronto Star, Canadian Musician and live performances for CBC Music First Play Live Concert Series, Toronto’s TheEdge and Sirius XM.
UK duo Coves have released a new video for song "Wake Up" from their critically acclaimed debut album Soft Friday, which will see its North American release on September 2. The band will join The Raveonettes on tour staring September 22 in San Francisco.
"Wake Up" is the album’s closing track and a firm fan favorite, described by the NME as "a blast of winning lysergic pop, it’s both two fingers up at a former lover and proof that Coves are on the path to making something truly outstanding."
“I remember recording ‘Wake Up’ and having the skeleton of a song,” recalls John Ridgard, one half of the psych-pop duo. “Beck came round but nothing was working. We got really frustrated and bought a couple of bottles of wine. We were in this raucous state and it just came out.”
“It’s about my ex,” Beck Wood explains of the song’s meaning. “It was me proving that ‘I am who I am and you’re just nothing to me anymore.’ It was meant to be a strong song, especially for me, personally, to say ‘Look at me now.’”
Today, Vancouver-based Young Liars released their debut album, Tidal Wave via Nettwerk Records. Stream the album in its entirety here. It is also available via iTunes and Spotify. In support of the album release, the electro, indie-rock quartet are set to tour the US this Fall. Stay tuned for more details.
CRITICAL QUOTES FOR TIDAL WAVE:
“With an elevated sense of passion and drive, Young Liars have shown that they have grown off their previous experience with their latest release... They are the kind of group that show every sign of being on the verge of breaking through.”
"...a terrific number that’s bound to be on heavy rotation for us this summer. ‘Young Again’ by Canadian dream pop quartet Young Liars will get stuck in your head immediately with its woozy synths, triumphant drumbeats, and crooning vocals."
- The Wild Honey Pie
“...the band is certainly due to make a splash in 2014.” - Indie Shuffle
"a heady dreamy slice of pop sweet enough to tide me over until the weather (hopefully) turns warm and sunny." - Don't Need No Melody
“…what should be a sure thing, summer anthem...” – Alt Citizen (re “Young Again”)
“…an uplifting ode to teenage romance.” – All Things Go (re “Night Window”)
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