Cloud Nothings Premiere Video

 Cloud Nothings have released a video for “Understand at All” and can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8h3tGS0h8E

The band is currently on tour – dates are listed below.

03/12 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn *
03/13 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar *
03/14 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds *
03/16 – 03/18 Austin, TX SXSW 
03/19 Dallas, TX Club Dada *!
03/20 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace *!
03/21 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn *!
03/22 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar *
03/23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour *
03/24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *
03/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
03/26 Kennewick, WA The Red Room Coffee *!
03/27 Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe *
05/10 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
 
! w/ BRAIDS
* w/ Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi Shares New Single

South Carolina native Chaz Bundick, a.k.a. Toro Y Moi, has offered up a new single from his latest album, Underneath the Pine.  “New Beat” is right here:

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F9888963Toro Y Moi “New Beat” by carparkrecords

Tour dates are here as well:

03/11 Athens, GA – 40 Watt *
03/12 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn *
03/13 New Orleans, LA – The Saturn Bar *
03/14 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *
03/15 McAllen, TX – M.P.M. Fest @ Ambiente *$
03/16-18 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/19 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
03/20 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace *^
03/21 Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn *^$
03/22 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar *
03/23 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
03/24 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
03/25 Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
03/26 Kennewick, WA – The Red Room *^
03/27 Seattle, WA – Crocodile *
03/28 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore ^
03/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge #
03/31 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge #
04/01 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room #
04/02 Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr. #
04/03 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry #
04/05 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle #
04/06 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop #^
04/07 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar #
04/08 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa #
04/09 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #
04/10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
04/11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
04/12 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church #
04/13 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head #^
04/14 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel #
04/15 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 #^
04/16 Columbia, SC – Indie Grits Film Festival
04/23 Honolulu, HI – Next Door

* = w/ Cloud Nothings
^ = w/ Braids
# = w/ Adventure
$ = w/ Nite Jewel

BRAIDS Streams New LP and Announces More Tour Dates

Canadian foursome BRAIDS have announced their debut LP, Native Speaker, can be streamed online. Here’s the link:  http://hypem.com/#!/artist/Braids

They have also adjusted their tour schedule to add more dates and will be playing with a variety of bands.  Tour dates are as follows:

01-21 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
01-22 Quebec, QC – Le Cercle
01-27 Laval, QC – Studio Theatre Maison Des Arts
01-28 Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
01-30 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
01-31 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
02-01 St. Louis, MO – The Old Rock House
02-02 Norman, OK – Opolis
02-04 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *$
02-05 Austin, TX – The Mohawk *$
02-07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *$
02-08 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder *$
02-09 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern *$
02-11 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *$
02-12 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory *$
02-13 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie *$
02-16 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *$
02-17 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *$
02-18 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore *$
02-19 Toronto, ON – El Mocambo *$
02-21 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner *$
02-22 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club *$
02-23 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s *$
02-24 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *$
02-25 Madison, WI – Der Rathskellar (University of Wisconsin) *$
02-26 Chicago, IL – Subterranean *$
03-01 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey *
03-02 Portland, OR – Holocene *
03-03 Arcata, CA – Jambalaya *$
03-04 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
03-05 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
03-10 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar %
03-11 San Diego, CA – Casbah %
03-12 Las Vegas, NV – Neon Reverb Festival %
03-14 Santa Fe, NM – Corazon %
03-21 Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn !~
03-26 Kennewick, WA – The Red Room !~
03-28 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret !
04-06 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop !
04-13 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head !

* Baths
$ Star Slinger
% Asobi Seksu
! Toro Y Moi
~ Cloud Nothings

BRAIDS Premiere New Single and Mixtape

braids

Montreal based band BRAIDS are revving up for their debut album early next year with “Plath Heart”, their new single and a mixtape called Yours Truly. The eclectic band is a quartet of best friends that decided to unite for the power of music, and the result is a playful yet serious study of alternative pop music led by a female voice. You can check out “Plath Heart” here. Their upcoming LP release is called “Native Speaker”, but you can catch them live while BRAIDS tour North America next year.

01-20 Montreal QC – La Sala Rossa RECORD RELEASE PARTY
01-21 Ottawa – Mavericks
01-22 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle
01-28 Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
01-30 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
02-02 Norman, OK – Opolis
02-04 Dallas, TX – The Nightmare *
02-05 Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
02-07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
02-08 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder *
02-09 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
02-11 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *
02-12 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
02-13 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie *
02-16 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
02-17 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
02-18 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore *
02-19 Toronto, Ontario – El Mocambo
02-21 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner *
02-22 Urbana, IL – The Canopy *
02-23 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s *
02-24 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
02-25 Madison, WI – Der Rathskellar (University of Wisconsin) *
02-26 Chicago, IL – Subterranean *
03-01 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey *
03-02 Portland, OR – Holocene *
03-04 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
03-05 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
03-10 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA***
03-11- Casbah – San Diego, CA***
03-12 – Neon Reverb Festival – Las Vegas, NV***
03-13 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
03-14 Santa Fe, NM – Corazon
* with Baths, Star Slinger
***with Asobi Seksu

Asobi Seksu Announce Album Release And Supporting Tour

Asobi Seksu have announced a release for their highly anticipated fourth full-length and they’ve revealed a full North American tour in support!

The album Fluorescence will be out February 15th on Polyvinyl Records on CD, LP, and MP3. The first single for the album, “Trails” is already out and you can listen to it right here!

What else to do with new material but to take it on the road, right? Asobi Seksu have announced a full North American tour this winter, with support from Brahms, BRAIDS and Cults! You can check out their new stuff right here:

1/27/2011 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY*
2/17/2011 – Album Release Show at Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
2/25/2011 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA**
2/26/2011 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC**
2/27/2011 – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON**
2/28/2011 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL**
3/01/2011 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN**
3/03/2011 – The Badlander – Missoula, MT**
3/04/2011 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA**
3/05/2011 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC**
3/06/2011 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR**
3/08/2011 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA**
3/09/2011 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA**
3/10/2011 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA***
3/11/2011 – Casbah – San Diego, CA***
3/12/2011 – Neon Reverb Festival – Las Vegas, NV***
3/13/2011 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ***
3/14/2011 – Corazon – Santa Fe, NM***
3/22/2011 – The End – Nashville, TN****
3/23/2011 – Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN****
3/24/2011 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA****
3/25/2011 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.****
3/26/2011 – Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA****

*w/ White Lies

**w/ BRAHMS

***w/ BRAIDS

w/ Cults

 

Montreal Quartet, the BRAIDS, Gain Critical Acclaim

Led my female vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston, this experimental/folk/trippy pop group is breaking barriers with groundbreaking music. Using intense vocal harmonies and melodies along with pulsing and vibrant yet mello music, BRAIDS creates an almost euphoric dream like listening experience for all the senses.

These four best friends from High School gambled on skipping college, and choose to make music instead. Their hard work paid off as they are now being noticed for their self-released debut, Native Speaker.

They were recently named to Stereogum’s “40 Best New Artists of 2010“, and recorded a “Pop Montreal Session” while at Break Glass Studios. Listen to that session here.