Oberhofer Premiere “Gotta Go” On Pitchfork, Sign To Glassnote Records


Brad Oberhofer is on a roll. Recently signed with Glassnote Records, Oberhofer will be releasing their debut album in the early months of next year. While we wait for that, he just premiered on Pitchfork the single “Gotta Go,” which will be released through White Iris and will come out physically on October 4th. You can get “Gotta Go” HERE.

On top of that, the band will be joining Les Savy Fav on stage on September 6th at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg in New York after a year touring with bands like Twin Sister, Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian and Bear In Heaven. Needless to say, the Tacoma native has the indie music scene at his feet.


Pepper Rabbit, “Murder Room”

Introduced the other day on Stereogum, “Murder Room” is a new song from LA’s Pepper Rabbit and the latest preview track from their new album, Red Velvet Snowball, which came out August 9th, on Kanine Records.  Penned by Xander Singh and described as the most straightforward pop song he’s ever written, “Murder Room” talks that talk and walks that walk.  There’s not much else to say about it: hot potato synth, hot potato drums, and some pretty harmonies.  Nothing in the song is sustained, it just bounces along, proud of its poppiness. You can look forward to hearing it live on Pepper Rabbit’s Fall tour with Calgary art-rock group, BRAIDS.

Tour Dates:

09/13 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL ^
09/15 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN ^
09/16 – The Royal Albert Arms Hotel – Winnipeg, MB ^
09/19 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB ^
09/20 – The Republik – Calgary, AB
09/22 – Rifflandia – Victoria, BC ^
09/24 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA ^
09/25 – Holocene – Portland, OR ^
09/27 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA ^
09/28 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA ^
09/29 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA ^
09/30 – Sail Inn – Tempe, AZ ^
10/01 – Corazon – Santa Fe, NM ^
10/02 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX ^
10/04 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX ^
10/05 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX ^
10/06 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO ^
10/07 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN ^
10/08 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH ^
10/09 – Magic Stick Lounge – Detroit, MI ^
10/10 – Call The Office – London, ON ^
10/15 – Babylon – Ottawa, ON
10/16 – Le Cercle – Quebec, QC ^
10/19 –  SPACE – Portland, ME ^
10/20 –  Great Scott – Boston, MA ^

Army Navy Release New Album, “The Last Place”


The California-based indie pop band Army Navy have now released their second album, The Last Place, through their own label, The Fever Zone Records! You can stream it in full at Aol Music. So you know what to expect, SPIN Magazine gave it an 8 out of 10, calling it “a feel-bad record you can actually feel good about.”  Not entirely sure what that means, but judging from the first excerpt the band has made available for download, “The Long Goodbye,” it seems that Army Navy could easily seduce you with their sweet pop tunes. The band is also set to tour throughout the second half of the year so keep your ears out for more news!

Listen to “The Long Goodbye” below:

Here We Go Magic Offer Track for Download off ‘The January EP’

Here We Go Magic are coming off the well-received release of The January EP, which they would be pleased for you to hear.  A couple of the EP’s tracks are available for download over at Pitchfork, “Song In Three” and “Hands In The Sky,” and you can stream the whole thing over at Spinner. Easy enough, then.

Consisting of leftovers from Pigeons, the band’s sophomore LP, The January EP wraps up a plentiful creative chapter for a group honing their original sound.

Dawes Announce New Album

Dawes will be releasing their second album, Nothing is Wrong, on June 7th through ATO Records. If you can’t wait that long, you can get a little teaser of  the album with a free download of the song “If I Wanted Someone” available on their website. From there, you’ll be able to follow their weekly countdown to the release, which they are marking by putting out interview, candid, recording, and live performance footage until the big day. Should all this exclusive material tempt you to see them live, Dawes are embarking on a spring and summer tour in May. Check out the dates below!

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

May 05 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds (with Brett Dennen)
May 06 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa (with Brett Dennen)
May 07 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre (with Brett Dennen)
May 09 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater (with Brett Dennen)
May 10 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room (with Brett Dennen)
May 11 – Tampa, FL – State Theatre (with Brett Dennen)
May 12 – St. Augustine, FL – Café Eleven
May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse (with Brett Dennen)
May 14 – Birmingham, AL – Secret Stages Festival
May 14 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
May 15 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
May 17 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
May 18 – Carborro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 19 – Athens, GA – Melting Point
May 20 – Chattanooga, TN – Nightfall Series
May 23 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s (with Brett Dennen)
May 24 – Portland, ME – State Theatre (with Brett Dennen)
May 25 – Northampton, MA – The Iron Horse
May 26 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (with Brett Dennen)
May 27 – Montreal, QC – Le National (with Brett Dennen and Milow)
May 28 – Toronto, ON – Opera House (with Brett Dennen)
May 29 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 01 – Louisville, KY – Headliners (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 02 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 03 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 05 – Hunter Mountain, NY – Mountain Jam (with My Morning Jacket, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Jun 06 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant (with Bright Eyes and M. Ward)
Jun 07 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Ampitheatre (with Bright Eyes)
Jun 08 – Columbus, OH – LC Ampitheatre (with Bright Eyes)
Jun 09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (with Bright Eyes)
Jun 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center (with Bright Eyes and M. Ward)
Jun 11 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Jun 13 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 14 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 15 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 16 – Bend, OR – Athletic Club of Bend (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 17 – Chico, CA – El Rey Theatre (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 20 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 21 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Silverton Casino (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 24 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory (with Brett Dennen)
Jun 25 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre (with Brett Dennen)
Jul 02 – Emeryville, CA – High Sierra Music Festival
Jul 07 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Folk Festival
Jul 08 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Folk Festival

Free Download From Saint Motel!

Los Angeles four-piece Saint Motel, whom you New Yorkers may have seen with Ariel Pink at Rock & Roll Circus at the beginning of the year, are premiering a new song, “Puzzle Pieces.” And to make the announcement special, they’re giving it away for free on their website, www.saintmotel.com. Listen to the song below:

Saint Motel will be in Austin next week for South by South West, so catch them if you can!

Here are their SXSW dates:

March 16 – SXSW  @ Lustre Pearl (with The Silent Comedy, Leslie & the Badgers, Writer, Ume, American Royalty, & Little Hurricane)

March 16 – SXSW @  Lipstick 24 (with Neon Trees,The Stone Foxes, Baby Baby, & more)

March 18 – SXSW @ Annie’s West (with She Wants Revenge & more)

March 19 – SXSW Official Showcase @ Emo’s Main Stage (with Neon Trees, Limousines,American Fangs, and Greek Fire)