Punk rockers Thee Oh Sees just released their newest album, Castlemania to widespread acclaim.
Now the group is taking the album on the road, with a stint in North America that includes stops at several festivals, including Bumbershoot.
The group’s tour spans from June to September, and you can check out their intense live act here:
07/28/2011 Uptown Oakland CA w/Royal Baths, Mike Donovan
07/31/2011 Woodsist Festival Big Sur CA
09/04/2011 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle WA
09/05/2011 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver BC w/Bare Wires
09/09/2011 Musicfest Northwest Portland OR
02/10/2012 Bruise Cruise Festival Miami and Nassau Bahamas F
Friendo is not typically known for their conventional ways and generic sound. Instead, this band enjoys pushing the envelope and seeking out new ways to expand their musical horizons. With their recent release, entitled Cold Toads, band members Michael, Nicole and Henry decided to swap instruments allowing them to embark on new creative territory.
Heavily influenced by the sounds of ‘90s experimental rock, ‘70s punk and ‘60s pop, Friendo has recorded a unique masterpiece within the confines of their home and has self-released the album in a retro and smart format, the cassette tape. The album has now been picked up by the St Ives label which is run by Secretly Canadian and the band is releasing 200 limited edition, hand crafted vinyl albums to run alongside the digital iTunes release in addition to the previously released cassette tape format.
Friendo just made their way through the UK and Europe on a two week tour playing with bands like BRAIDS and Future Islands. For more information about Cold Toad and Friendo, visit the band’s site here.
Brooklyn based alt-rockers and friends of the site, Life Size Maps, have officially released their new EP, Magnifier. The EP represents an evolution of sound for the band, as this new grouping of tracks is both noisier and more complex.
The band kicked things off with a release party at Monster Island Basement in Williamsburg with Dino Walrus, Total Slacker and Soft Black. Visit the band’s myspace page MySpace page. And, in the meantime, be sure to listen to our exclusive preview of the band’s new track “This Same House,” down below.
Seapony’s first full-length album, Go With Me is out right now on Hardly Art, and now the group has matched the album with a brand new video.
The group’s new video off of the album is for the song “Where We Go” and features some pretty dramatic scenes that I won’t spoil for you. Check it out here and look for Seapony’s Go With Me wherever you get your music fix.
U.K. band Yuck has updated their touring schedule, alongside dropping a new NSFW (and kind of creepy) music video to accompany the song “Shook Down.”
The band just wrapped up playing the Pitchfork Music Festival, along with several other show dates around the midwest region of the country. The band will be touring throughout July.
“All Shook Down” is a very soothing and peaceful song which makes the contrast with the music video much more creepy. Check it out right here
and look for Yuck at Pitchfork and these other dates:
7/28: Cellar Door, Visalia, CA *
7/29: Casbah, San Diego, CA *
7/30: Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA *
10/8 – 10/9: Langerado, Sunrise, FL
* = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra