We're so excited to stream Team Goldie's new EP Going Out Living. Featuring Polar Bear Club's Jimmy Stadt and a Piebald cover, the former Absolute 100 steps it up tenfold, creating his most ambitious work to date. Head to Team Goldie's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies. In addition, if you want to download the EP for free, you can do so here.
Jonny Craig's new single "Rythym In My Soul (Heroine)" is in the replies and on iTunes. For those keeping score, he's raised $10,707 through his IndieGoGo campaign, someone paid $2500 to sing on one of the songs, and another person paid $250 for a signed poster and thank you YouTube video.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is trying to put together a Spotify-esque subscription music service.
Google Inc.'s Android unit has been negotiating with music companies to start a paid subscription music-streaming service akin to Spotify AB, according to people familiar with the matter. Separately, Google's YouTube video website is trying to obtain licenses from music labels to start a paid subscription service for music videos and potentially also for audio-only songs, these people said.
You can check out two acoustic Frightened Rabbit tracks here, as the band performs "The Woodpile" and "Late March, Death March" off of their new album Pedestrian Verse. Also, the official video for "Backyard Skulls" is in the replies - if you haven't checked out this band and album yet: you should.
Just read this article over at The Verge that explains how, "Spotify plans to ask labels for the rights to extend its free tier to mobile devices and make substantial cuts to the royalty fees it pays artists." And, while I am glad these services exist compared to piracy, I can't help but agree with the conclusion from The Brief:
No matter the outcome, artists are on the losing end: Spotify wins, and if their talks result in a favorable outcome, paves the way for Pandora et al to follow suit; the labels, who get shares in Spotify in return for their licensing agreements, win; users, who get access to a giant catalog of music whether they pay or not, win; and artists get to watch rich...
Pet Symmetry (members of Into It. Over It. and Dowsing) will release their debut 7", Two Songs About Cars. Two Songs With Long Titles., this spring via Asian Man Records. Listen to one of its tracks, "A Detailed and Poetic Physical Threat to the Person Who Intentionally Vandalized my 1994 Dodge Intrepid Behind Kate's Apartment," in the replies.
Antique Records has announced the April 6th release of a 7" pressing of Maura's Outlier EP. The pressing is limited to 200 copies and available for preorder for only $5 here. The first single, "My Shoes Fit," can be heard here.
You can listen to Kids and Heroes' Chalet over here. The record will be available through iTunes on Tuesday and the band will play a CD release show at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg, MB on February 22nd.
Stream a new Hierophant song titled "Son of the Tongue's Prison". It comes from their upcoming Bridge 9 debut, Great Mother: Holy Monster, out on March 26th. Recommended for fans of Trap Them, Weekend Nachos, Converge, Bone Dance, Nails, and Gaza.
The Maccabees will be recording their new album this year but have decided to set up a podcast whilst they do so. The Maccabees Hour Or So Of Music will include music that the band are enjoying during the recording (or in general) and have them all talking about it as well. Subscribe for free here.