Up and coming indie pop outfit Mariage Blanc released their fantastic new album, No Autobiography today. The band draws a sound that's comparable to some indie heavyweights like early Death Cab For Cutie and Real Estate. If this sounds like something you'd be into, you're in luck. You can stream No Autobiography in its entirety in the replies. If you end up liking the album, head over to Bandcamp to purchase the release.
Jonathan Wolfe has posted a far lengthier statement on his leaving Slaves on our website.
I was going to let this thread die out and not feed the fire, but a few friends sent me some screen caps of this thread as well as Lambgoat's new posting today, and feel as if I'm at the point where I need to defend my integrity and reputation. I had originally planned on keeping quiet and sticking to the story that I was fed but after constant harassment and belittling, I couldn't stand to keep quiet. I have to apologize in advanced to the wonderful people at Artery Foundation & Artery Records who assured me I was not in the wrong and helped me out of a sticky situation, I know this is bad press...
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin will release a new LP titled The High Country on June 2 via Polyvinyl Records. It was recorded at Seattle's Hall of Justice with engineer Beau Sorenson (Superchunk, Garbage). You can stream a new track, "Step Brother City," in the replies.
Watch the official video for Meg Myers' single "Sorry" in the replies and read an article about the clip over at Rolling Stone.
The video also puts a new spin on the song. "When I wrote 'Sorry,' the original meaning was based on a romantic relationship," she explains. "I think the video actually gives the song a deeper meaning than it originally had. I didn't want to do the whole love interest thing for the video because it felt cliché. And I think it's important for young girls to see videos that aren't just centered around a love interest, when we're all such complex people. Plus, just having people my age would be boring."
Ben Howardhas announced some North American tour dates which will be the "last shows we'll be doing for a while" and not only that, but Daughter are supporting. I want to go to there. Dates are in the replies.
Boston's Arrowhead is an up-and-coming post-hardcore band to watch as they prepare their full-length debut for release later this year. The group recently teamed with Fitz Ross Productions to film an in-studio performance of a new song titled "Discomfort." The live session captures the passion and intensity of their music. You can download some of their past material for free on bandcamp to tide you over until the LP drops. Recommended for fans of Pianos Become the Teeth, Defeater and La Dispute.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Members and ex-members of The Ataris, Anadivine, and Nightmares for a Week have formed The Red Owls. The band recently finished tracking their debut EP, Do You Feel Any Better?, at Nada Recording Studios and it was mixed at The Blasting Room. You can stream the title track in the replies.