BRAIDS Premiere New Single and Mixtape

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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
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Tennis Does a “Yours Truly” Session

Tennis has just released their debut album, Cape Dory, and so far it seems to be quite the epic tail. This folky pop/smooth listening group, are able to grasp listeners attention just by the wonderful storytelling intertwined within the songs. The inspiration behind the album involved newlyweds who escape the vigor’s of life and set sail, making countless memories and dreams come true.

Tennis goes more into detail on “Your Truly“, and you can read one of the letters that inspired the whole concept.

Listen to take me somewhere

  <span><a href=”http://soundcloud.com/forcefieldpr/tennis-take-me-somewhere”>Tennis – Take Me Somewhere</a> by <a href=”http://soundcloud.com/forcefieldpr”>forcefieldpr</a></span&gt;

Watch Magic Kids’ “Candy” Performed Live In Oakland

Magic Kids’ debut album Memphis, named after their hometown, out on True Panther Sounds came out in August and has led them to be compared to E.L.O, Belle and Sebastian, all with a Beach Boys influence. The video they have just premiered for the artsy music bloggers at Yours Truly is a record of their first venture out in the Bay area, where they performed at the Oakland’s Ghost Gallery on February 15th, 2010. During this rendition of “Candy,” the band was joined by Christopher and Garrett from Girls, Max from Smith Westerns, members of a weekend flute club, a string section and more friends for a touching and laid back performance.
Watch the video below:

If this intimate live performance caught your attention, you may want to catch Magic Kids on their tour, which currently has them running around Europe but will see them back in the US of A in November!

Here are their upcoming tour dates:
10/1 – London, UK @ Barfly
10/2 – London, UK @ Camden Proud Galleries
10/3 – Bruges, Belgium @ Botanique/Witloofbar
10/5 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
10/6 – Tilburg, Holland @Tilburg 013/Batcave
10/7 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
10/8 – Helsingar, Denmark @ Musikhuset Elvaerket
10/9 – Oslom, Norway @ Café Mono
10/10 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren
10/11 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Landet
10/12 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Lades
10/13 – Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
10/14 – Köln, Germany @ Werkstatt
10/15 – München, Germany @ Atomic Cafe
10/16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Zukunft
10/17 – Milan, Italy Indierocket party @ Rocket (free entry)
10/18 – Paris, France @ Point Ephemere
10/19 – Oxford, UK @ Jercicho Tavern
10/21 – Bristolm UK @ Louisanna
10/22 – Bristol, UK @ The Social
10/23 – Cardiff, UK @ Swn Festival
10/24 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
10/25 – Leeds, UK @ Nation of Shopkeepers
10/26 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
10/27 – London, UK @ TBC
10/28 – London, UK @ Lexington
11/05 – Dallas, TX @ The Cavern (with Bosco Delrey)
11/07 – Houston, TX @ Numbers (with Bosco Delrey)
11/08 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon (with Bosco Delrey)
11/10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 (with Bosco Delrey)
11/12 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (with Bosco Delrey)
11/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn (with Bosco Delrey)
11/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern (with Bosco Delrey)
11/16 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (with Bosco Delrey)
11/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (with Bosco Delrey)
11/18 – Nashville, TN @ The End (with Bosco Delrey)