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New music, February 2013 edition!

Short one this time, as March is around a corner, and I can always post a new one anytime. January’s post.

Kate Nash – Girl Talk, March 4 (3rd album) indie-pop (pre-order it!)

Kate Nash - Girl Talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dido – Girl Who Got Away, March 4 (4th album) pop-rock

Dido - Girl Who got Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clutch – Earth Rocker, March 19 (10th album) hard rock

Clutch - Earth Rocker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charli XCX – True Romance, April 15, U.K. (debut) synthpop

Charli XCX - True Romance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Boots – Nocturnes, May 5 (2nd album) synthpop

Little Boots - Nocturnes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She & Him – Volume 3, May 7 (3rd album) indie pop

She and Him Volume 3

World Premiere, AlunaGeorge – Attracting Flies

BBC’s Sound of 2013 runners-up to Haim.

AlunaGeorge being the London electronic music duo of Aluna Francis and George Reid.

Their debut, Body Music, is set for a July 1 release.

Check out “Just a Touch” from their You Know You Like It EP.

Sounds promising to say the least!

The previous three BBC Sound of winners in descending order: Frank Ocean, James Blake and Marina and the Diamonds!

Montreal Monday – Blue Hawaii

Second edition of ‘Montreal Music’!

Blue Hawaii are a side project of Braids’ Raphaelle Standell-Preston. Like Braids, they play art rock with a bit of experimental stuff, and I would agree with Wikipedia assessment of Braids as being shoe-gaze.

They will be commencing a tour soon (see the end of this post), with the CD launch for their new album Untogether this Thursday night at La Plante with Doldrums, who are also launching a new disc (dual CD launch!), the show is only $5 in advance, or $8 at the door.

Track 2, “Try to Be”, from their upcoming album:

 

Listen to their entire debut album, Blooming Summer:

Like what you hear? Check them all out at their Bandcamp page, and buy if you liked!

And follow them on Twitter!

Tour Dates:

March 20, 2013 | Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
March 21, 2013 | San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
March 22, 2013 | Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar

With Purity Ring:
April 2, 2013 | Ottawa, ON – Ritual Nightclub
April 3, 2013 | Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
April 4, 2013 | Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
April 5, 2013 | Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
April 6, 2013 | St. Louis, MO – Plush
April 7, 2013 | Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre
April 9, 2013 | Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
April 10, 2013 | Salt Lake City, UT- Urban Lounge
April 15, 2013 | San Francisco, CA – The Independent
April 16, 2013 | San Francisco, CA – The Independent
April 18, 2013 | Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
April 23, 2013 | Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
April 24, 2013 | Seattle, WA – Neptune
April 25, 2013 | Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
April 27, 2013 | Calgary, AB – The Republik
April 30, 2013 | Saskatoon, AB – Louis Pub
May 1, 2013 | Winnipeg, SK – WECC
May 2, 2013 | Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
May 3, 2013 | Chicago, IL – Metro
May 5, 2013 | Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom

Their Bandcamp has them May 4 in Pontiac, MI, and May 5 in Toronto. The above dates are from Arbutus Records’ website. Be sure to check official sources!

#SoundCloudSunday – De La Soul’s First Serve

I can be notoriously bad at listening to new music right once it comes out. I have yet to hear De La’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present… First Serve, which was released almost a year ago. Their first effort since 2004s terrific The Grind Date.

So, for tonight’s SoundCloudSunday, an already established act, De La Soul. True hip hop!

Check out two track’s from First Serve:

First Serve is the brainchild of French producers/ DJ’s, 2 & 4 (aka Chokolate & Kahlid), who met as master turntablists at the 2004 DMC Championship. After an instant meeting of minds they decided to embark on a musical adventure – a Hip Hop album played by musicians. All they needed was a couple of MC’s to help complete their vision. Enter NY based Jacob ‘Pop’ Life and Deen ‘D’ Whitter.

Check them out on SoundCloud to hear more, including a First Serve mixtape.

De La Soul/First Serve:

on SoundCloud
on Twitter
on Twitter (Plug 1)
on Facebook
on Tumblr (De la Soul)
on Tumblr (First Serve)
official site

Katie Noonan – Songbook

I received an email that Katie Noonan, well established Australian singer will be playing a few rare U.S. tour dates. Take a listen to Breathe in Now:

Very Kate Bush like in my opinion. I have heard her by name, but do not know her very well.

And check out a video from an album she released last year with Karin Schaupp:

Here are the select dates:

2.27 Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel
2.28 New York City, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
3.2 Los Angeles, CA @ Room 5

Listen to plenty more at her website!

Bat For Lashes – ‘Lilies’ (new video) via LadyIndie.com

I have almost recovered from my bout with sickness, although tired now (I knew a post a day for a year would be tough at times!), so reblogging from LadyIndie.com. A carbon copy of her post, save for what I put in square brackets, and I omitted the tour date ticket links.

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Bat For Lashes (Natasha Khan) has a new fantastically artistic video for the song ‘Lilies’ which you can find on her latest studio album, ‘The Haunted Man’. Buy ‘The Haunted Man’ [from various sources on her website].

http://www.batforlashes.com/

Go see:

  •     12 Apr Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
  •     13 Apr Coachella Festival, CA
  •     14 Apr Regency Ballroom, San Francisco CA
  •     16 Apr Showbox @ The Market, Seattle WA
  •     17 Apr Wonder Ballroom, Portland Oregon
  •     19 Apr Henry Miller Library, Big Sur CA
  •     20 Apr Coachella Festival, CA
  •     25 May Field Day, London

Original copied reblogged post here!

Read her actual guest post from my blog late last year: Laura Mvula, guest blog post from Katie at Lady Indie (ladyindie.com)

And read my guest post at her blog: Emeli Sandé artist profile.

Thanks for reading, even if not all of my own words put together!

Just discovered – Those Dancing Days

Unfortunately, they seem to be on an indefinite hiatus.

Those Dancing Days are a Swedish all female indie-pop act (according to Wikipedia), although according to the first song I heard of theirs (“Fuckarias”), I’d sya indie-rock too.

“Fuckarias” was yesterday’s Music Video of the Day:

They have two albums out (In Our Space Hero Suits, 2008 and Daydreams & Nightmares, 2011) and one selt-titled EP from 2007.

Check out one of, if not their first music video:

And another from their debut:

I will definitely be checking out their recorded output for a future blog post perhaps!

Those Dancing Days official site/Facebook