Army Navy Release New Album, “The Last Place”

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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:

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The Seedy Seeds Announce New Album And Spring Tour

Cincinnati’s The Seedy Seeds have a new album, Verb Noun, and you can listen to the title track here! The band was formed in 2005 and this first track shows us exactly how well they’ve perfected their sound in those few years. You get to have a classic electronic dance beat mixed with an earthy feeling thanks to Mike Ingram’s banjo and a hint of the sound of horses riding in the background in the rhythm. You can listen to the song “Verb Noun” below:

The album will be available at the band’s tour venues throughout March and April before it gets a release online and at the record stores so check the dates below to get your hands on the album if you like what you’ve heard above!

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

MARCH 02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox

MARCH 03 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West

MARCH 04 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar

MARCH 05 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall

MARCH 06 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met

MARCH 07 – Boston, MA – Great Scott

MARCH 08 – New York, NY – Pianos

MARCH 10 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn

MARCH 11 – Orlando, FL – Stardust

MARCH 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits

MARCH 13 – Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo

SXSW – Schedule TBA

MARCH 20 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves

MARCH 22 – Santa Fe, NM – Corazon

MARCH 23 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room

MARCH 24 – Upland, CA – The Wire Music & Art Venue

MARCH 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mint

MARCH 26 – Davis, CA – TBA

MARCH 27 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah

MARCH 29 – Seattle, WA – Hi-Dive

MARCH 30 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

MARCH 31 – Boise, ID – The Reef

APRIL 02 – Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe

APRIL 03 – Denver, CO – Summit Front Bar

APRIL 04 – Colorado Springs, CO – Triple Nickel Tavern

APRIL 06 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

APRIL 07 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar

APRIL 08 – Columbus, OH – The Tree House

 

Song Review: Bright Eyes’ “Shell Games”

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“Shell Games” is the new single off Bright Eyes’ new upcoming album titled The People’s Keys. The song starts with Conor Oberst singing the metaphor-filled lyrics with the company of a piano. What seems to be a slow paced melancholic song is broken down by an explosion of synth, piano and drums that play in unison to create a great steady beat. With an almost electro-rock feel to it, “Shell Games” is a mesh of great lyrics and an interesting composition. Check out the song over at Pitchfork, and the new album cover above!

White Denim Give Away New Album


White Denim proves that the best things in life actually are free.

The band is giving away a brand-new CD for $0.00. You can get the album The Last Day Of Summer for absolutely no charge right here.

The band says in a letter to fans that they are still hard at work on an untitled LP that they are finishing right now.

Furthermore, White Denim will be on the road this fall/winter with Portugal The Man. So if you really really like their free album, you can show your support by going to see them at…

Oct 18 2010 – the loft – dallas, tx.
Oct 19 2010 – opolis – norman, ok.
Oct 20 2010 – the bottleneck – lawrence, ks.*
Oct 21 2010 – the waiting room – omaha, ne.*
Oct 22 2010 – fox theatre and cafe – boulder, co.*
Oct 23 2010 – fox theatre and cafe – boulder, co.*
Oct 26 2010 – launchpad – albuquerque, nm
Oct 27 2010 – club congress – tuscon, az.
Oct 28 2010 – clubhouse music venue – tempe, az.*
Oct 29 2010 – house of blues – san diego, ca.*
Oct 30 2010 – el rey theatre – los angeles, ca.*
Oct 31 2010 – mercury lounge – goleta, ca.
Nov 1 2010 – the – independent – san francisco, ca.
Nov 2 2010 – spaceland – los angeles, ca.

*with Portugal the Ma

CFCF Releases A Second Mixtape

CFCF (aka Michael Silver) has released a second mixtape into the wild.

Do U Like Night Bus? is out now via The FADER. What is a night bus?

“night bus is a silly little term that originated on Hipinion that describes not a certain genre but a certain feeling of music,” Silver Explains. “Can’t quite describe what it is but Eno, G-Side, David Sylvian, DJ Screw, Angelo Badalamenti, Lil B, and the Akira soundtrack, are all super night bus.”

Silver predicts that his music will be part of a much larger trend.

“We could imagine this mix as a zeitgeist as far as what might happen in music in certain circles in the next 365 days aka people are probably gonna be REAL INTO slowing shit down and kind of already are.”

You can listen to Do U Like Night Bus? right HERE

Parlovr Preview ‘Heaven/Hell’ on Stereogum!

Parlovr Canadian power trio Parlovr have been exploding onto the scene with their infectious indie pop since their self titled debut was released in 2008 on Dine Alone Records. Since then the boys have been working on their upcoming EP Heaven/Hell/Big/Love which will be released October 19th.

The idea for the EP was based around a song “Hell,Heaven” which the trio were playing continually at live shows. Heaven/Hell/Big/Love was created as 4 or 5 pieces that weren’t directly tied together in a specific theme and were just written without any rehearsal before studio time. The result is an EP split with “Hell,Heaven” which is based on “thoughts of a childhood spent in the middle east” and “Big Love” which is about a “girlfriend who has the ‘look of a man.” Along with the two title tracks are “Where is the Sun” and “Tehching Hsieh” which both add surrealism and romantic dreaminess to the EP.

You can preview “Hell,Heaven”  on Stereogum HERE and be sure to catch Parlovr at Pop Montreal October 2nd at Cabaret Just Pour Rire. The band will also soon be announcing US tour dates for this fall.