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[SONG OF THE DAY] Beck - "Saw Lightning"
Photo Credit: Citizen Kane Wayne

Photo Credit: Citizen Kane Wayne

lol of course you knew I was going to excitedly smash into my keyboard about this.

My most favorite person in the entire world blessed us yesterday with a brand new single and the delightful news that his 14th studio album, HYPERSPACE, is coming FROM THE FUTURE (press releases actual words).

Technically, aren’t all albums coming from the future? I guess technically for this one it’s all the more accurate because per Beck’s conversation with Zane Lowe yesterday on Beats1 that the record isn’t actually done yet.

I don’t think this is going to be another “Dreams” situation. When that was dropped in 2015 there was no naming of an upcoming album, etc. We had to wait 2 damn years between that dropping for him to release Colors. Even still, it would be very polite of him for us to have more than one new song to lose our minds to on this upcoming co-headlining tour of his with Cage The Elephant.

At any rate, “Saw Lightning” is warming up all the cells in my body that tingle for Midnite Vultures, Odelay, and Guero. THE SLIDE GUITAR AND HARMONICA ARE BACK!!! Makes yer girl wanna go out and get a black cowboy hat much like the one he wore in the “Devils Haircut” video, but maybe bling it out a fuckload.

The track was produced and written by Beck and Pharrell, a collaboration that apparently was 20 years in the making. Pharrell is also credited on the track for drums, keyboards, and…..mumbles.

Mumbles. This is probably my favorite credit of all time.

As can be expected, I will now be spazzing every time dad breathes on Instagram or anywhere else hints of HYPERSPACE may surface.

Beck & Cage The Elephant The Night Running Tour 2019 Dates:

07/11/19 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *^
07/13/19 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre *^
07/16/19 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater *^
07/17/19 - Irvine, CA - Five Point Amphitheater *^
07/19/19 - Las Vegas, NV - Park Theater *^
07/20/19 - Chula Vista, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
07/21/19 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion *^
07/23/19 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheater *^
07/26/19 - Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheater *+
07/27/19 - Dallas, TX - The Dos Equis Pavilion *+
07/28/19 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *+
07/30/19 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *+
07/31/19 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *+
08/02/19 - Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center *+
08/03/19 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater *+
08/04/19 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center *+
08/11/19 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage *&
08/12/19 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center *&
08/13/19 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater *&
08/15/19 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center *&
08/16/19 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *&
08/17/19 - New York City, NY - Forest Hills Stadium *
08/20/19 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center *&
08/21/19 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion *&
08/22/19 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion *&
08/24/19 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park *&
08/25/19 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion *&
08/27/19 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *&
08/29/19 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *&
08/30/19 - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre *&

* - w/ Spoon
^ - w/ Starcrawler
+ - w/ Wild Belle
& - Sunflower Bean

[SONG OF THE DAY] Holy Ghost! - "Escape From Los Angeles"
photo credit: Harry McNally

photo credit: Harry McNally

Holy Ghost! are finally done being a tease and have announced that they will be releasing their third album Work on June 21st on the iconic West End Records. Fun fact: Work will be the first full-length LP to drop on the iconic label in more than 30 years. Kind of a big deal. Get it, fellas!

On the heels of the announcement the duo have shared a new track, “Escape From Los Angeles”. As is the standard with Holy Ghost! songs it’s one of those smooth as hell floor filling nu-disco numbers that you could dance all night to, literally. Even with it clocking in at a good seven minutes and change it’s basically the perfect tempo so you could effortlessly dance into the wee hours of the morning if someone decided to get weird and do like a 20 minute extended edit of the track, which tbh I’d fuck with.

To make things even more wonderful, the band has announced a handful of dates, including an album release show at my all time favorite venue, Bowery Ballroom. Bet your buns imma be there wearing a hole in the dance floor.

Upcoming Holy Ghost! Live Shows:

04-26 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

04-27 Los Angeles, CA - Globe Theatre

05-03 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall

05-09 Guadalajara, México - Corona Capital at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez

06-21 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Album Release Show)

[SONG OF THE DAY] Hot Chip - "Hungry Child"
photo credit:  Ronald Dick

photo credit: Ronald Dick

Oh happiest of happy days, internet family!!! I am happy to disclose that Hot Chip have announced that they will be releasing a new album, A Bath Full Of Ecstasy on June 21st, which you can pre-order here. On the heels of the announcement the band have shared the lead single, “Hungry Child” from said album along with the accompanying hilarious music video starring Martin Starr and Milana Vayntrub.

If that wasn’t enough excitement for your Thursday, the band has also unveiled a slew of tour dates as the cherry on top. Fun true story: you should have seen/heard me on the street this morning when I got the Bandsintown announcement that they were coming to Brooklyn Steel. I….might have startled people. Whoops!

Hot Chip On Tour:

04-04 London, England - Village Underground
04-05 Brighton, England - Concorde 2
04-06 Bristol, England - Trinity
04-08 Paris, France - Trabendo
04-09 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique Orangerie
04-11 Cologne, Germany - Luxor
04-12 Hamburg, Germany - Mojo
04-13 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theatre
04-14 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso Noord
04-29 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
05-01 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
05-02 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet’s
05-04 San Francisco, CA - August Hall
05-24 London, England - All Points East Festival
06-01 Egeskov Castle, Denmark - Heartland Festival
06-08 Helsinki, Finland - Sideways Festival
06-14-18 Mannheim, Germany - Maifeld Derby Festival
06-28-30 Somerset, England - Glastonbury Festival
06-04 Catalonia, Spain - Vida Festival
06-05 Six-Fours-les-Plages, France - Pointu Festival
06-11 Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive Festival
06-11-13 Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao Live Festival
06-19-21 Macclesfield, England - Bluedot Festival
06-19-21 Biarritz, France - Biarritz en été Festival
06-26 Aulnoye-Aimeries, France - Les Nuits Secrètes Festival
08-02-04 Waterford, Ireland - All Together Now Festival
08-04 Glasgow, Scotland - Playground of Sound Festival
08-16 St Malo, France - La Route du Rock Festival
08-16-18 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
08-30 Vlieland, Netherlands - Into the Great Wide Open Festival
09-03 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
09-04 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
09-07 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-08 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
09-09 Boston, MA - Royale
09-10 Montreal, Quebec - MTELUS
09-12 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
09-13 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
09-14 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09-17 Vancouver, British Columbia - Vogue Theatre
09-18 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
09-19 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
09-20 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
09-24 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
09-25 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
09-27 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium
10-17 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
10-18 Birmingham, England - O2 Institute 1
10-21 Bristol, England - O2 Academy
10-22 Nottingham, England - Rock City
10-24 Norwich, England - LCR
11-30 Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
12-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
12-03 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
12-04 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - den Atelier
12-05 Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
12-07 Paris, France - Elysée Montmartre
12-11 Hamburg, Germany - Docks
12-14 Stockholm, Sweden - Vasateatern
12-15 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller

[LISTEN] I Know Leopard - 'Love Is A Landmine' (Full Album Stream)
photo credit: Lisa Businovski

photo credit: Lisa Businovski

With just a few days until Sydney quartet I Know Leopard release their debut full length album, Love Is A Landmine the folks over at that blog aggregator who refuses to acknowledge the website you are reading’s existence for 9 years and counting have graciously premiered a full album stream to hold you over until Friday.

Y’all, this record. *chef’s kiss* It’s just so damn lovely. Literally. As previously mentioned lead vocalist Luke O’Loughlin has discussed how the album is about the different aspects of love. "I’d be lying if I said it wasn't an album full of love songs,” he explained, “But not always in the classic romantic sense. It reflects on experiences where attempts at love are met with confusion, pain and alienation. The record also explores the importance of learning to love yourself before you can successfully love someone else."

Without a doubt I can confidently say that Love Is A Landmine is the glimmering slice of lovestruck indie pop perfection that your ears very desperately need to have in their life immediately.

FYI there’s still time to pre-order the album over on their website. I will most likely be treating myself to an early birthday present with the tote + LP bundle should you want to follow my lead.

[SONG OF THE DAY] Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - "Anxiety"
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Last week London rock outfit Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes shared their latest single, “Anxiety”, which comes from their forthcoming album End Of Suffering, which is out on May 3rd.

Recently the band announced the launch of #abetterplaceforyouandme, an online initiative in conjunction with UK charity CALM, to provide a safe forum for people to discuss ways of overcoming and living with anxiety.

"Whatever life is throwing at you right now, it will pass," says singer Frank Carter. "Choose to let it hit you, or duck and watch it fly past much faster and off into your history, of which there have been many obstacles thrown your way and you have overcome them all." 

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES TOUR DATES:

March 29  Vienna, Austria  Simm City

March 30  Budapest, Hungry  Akvarium Klub

April 1  Warsaw, Poland  Hydrozagadka

April 3  Prague, Czech Republic  Lucerna Bar

April 4  Hanover, Germany  Bel Chez Heinz

April 5  Bochum, Germany  Matrix Club

April 6  Eindhoven, Netherlands  Faster & Louder Festival

April 10 Brisbane, Australia  Entertainment Center *

April 12 Sydney, Australia  Qudos Bank Arena *

April 13 Melbourne, Australia  Rod Laver Arena *

May 10 Brighton, UK  The Great Escape

May 30 Hellendoorn, Netherlands  Dauwpop Festival

June 1 Barcelona, Spain  Primavera Sound

June 18 Pula, Croatia  Pula Arena **

June 19 Pula, Croatia Pula Arena **

June 25 Horsens, Denmark  Horsens State Prison **

June 27 Bergen, Norway  Koengen Fortress **

June 29 Stockholm, Sweden  Lollapalooza

June 30 Helsinki, Finland  Tuska Metal Festival

July 5 Ewijk, Netherlands  Down The Rabbit Hole

July 20 Cuxhaven, Germany  Deichbrand Festival

August 9 Landernau, France  Fete du Bruit Festival

August 10 Rothenberg, Germany  Taubertal Festival

August 13 Budapest, Hungary  Sziget Festival

August 16 Hasselt, Belgium  Pukkelpop Festival

August 17 Glasgow, UK  Summer Sessions **

August 19 Belfast, North Ireland  Vital Festival **

August 21  Dublin, UK  RDS Arena **

August 23  Leeds, UK  Leeds Festival

August 25  Reading, UK  Reading Festival

* w/Bring Me The Horizon

** w/Foo Fighters


[SONG OF THE DAY] Mickey Kojak - "It's Gonna Be Okay (feat. Jake Stone)"
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VIBE O CLOCKKKK ON FRIDAY

WE MADE IT Y’ALL!!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

HERE WE GOOOOO!

Sydney synthpop artist Mickey Kojak has unveiled his latest track, “It’s Gonna Be Okay” featuring vocal stylings of Jake Stone (Bluejuice). Fun true story: the two got together after Jake commented on a festival video of Mickey performing his latest single, “All That Acid”. Stone came to a show where the two got well acquainted before holing up in Mickey’s Sydney studio. Each recording session came with a martial arts lesson, which from all reports were short-lived and always ended with Mickey being grappled to the ground. 

…..yo but is there footage of this tho? LOL

Mickey is prepping to hit the road next month in support of his forthcoming EP Together. More details forthcoming.

[SONG OF THE DAY] Gavin Turek - "Elevator"
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“Hello Operator. Could you please patch me in to the Gavin Turek super fandom please? Yes, I’ll hold.”

Imma keep it 💯 with y’all, I have been a *casual* on this LITERAL ANGEL, which is a thing I can honestly say I deeply regret now after hearing the first taste of her forthcoming debut full-length, “Elevator”.

To be completely honest it’s kind of a dangerous song. I feel like if you’re not careful when you’re listening to this when you’re out and about minding your business that you might accidentally wink at someone in passing and they’ll end up falling in love with you, you feel me? The sexy vibes are contagious as hell with this one so BE CAREFUL!

And use protection. 😘

[SONG OF THE DAY] Husky Loops - "Let Go For Nothing"
Husky Loops at Elsewhere (zone one) on 3/5/2019

Husky Loops at Elsewhere (zone one) on 3/5/2019

Back in November I casually evangelized the wonders of London trio Husky Loops courtesy of some diSKOAver weekly loving. Since then some cool shit has happened for the fellas. On Friday the band has released a new offering unto us, “Let Go For Nothing”, a first taste of their forthcoming debut full-length Music That Makes the World Better, which is due out this summer. The piano-forward track showcases a softer side to the band than we’ve previously seen, all the while maintaining their experimental sound.

Earlier in the week the band also made their North American debut appearance at Elsewhere on Tuesday, which yours truly was in attendance and therefore can confirm for the rest of y’all that these dudes fucking slap. Their energy is insanely infectious. It was sort of impossible for anyone to sit still for too long.

In summary, if you don’t like Husky Loops then you’re dead wrong.

I’m not sorry, these are the rules.

If you happen to be heading to SXSW next week (unlike me who will be attending couch by couch west), please do yourself a favor and make it a point to go see these guys. You absolutely won’t be disappointed.

Also buy them some BBQ and margaritas on my behalf.

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