“I want love / I need love / But not you,” Steven A. Clark laments on “Not You.” With his debut LP The Lonely Roller, Clark joins the ranks of Lauryn Hill and Adele perpetually lovelorn yet hopeful R&B romantics cursed to walk the scorched earth searching for love, just to watch it slip away.” – SPIN
Steven A. Clark’s The Lonely Roller was released today in all territories outside of Europe, who get it November 13th. Steven will be appearing at CMJ in October, and in November has a run of shows with Sinkane.
“With his debut LP The Lonely Roller, Clark joins the ranks of Lauryn Hill and Adele this is a vibrant, eclectic record” – SPIN Magazine
You can stream The Lonely RollerHERE via SPIN ahead of it’s September 18th release in North America and November 13th release everywhere else. Steven A. Clark is on tour with Sinkane this fall in support of his debut LP with Secretly Canadian.
Twin brothers Zach and Ben Yudin released their sophomore album as Cayucas earlier this summer via Secretly Canadian. Their wandering imagination, easygoing confidence and punchy California spirit are vibrant throughout Dancing at the Blue Lagoon. While the album has its fair share of personal, melancholic moments, it also has plenty of crisp, upbeat numbers, including the impossibly catchy second single Hella. The video for this song, directed by Owen Schwartzbard and premiered via Nerdist, plays on the songs lighthearted energy. As Schwartbard describes it, “It sounds like the kind of song you would take on a road trip. We ran with that idea, approaching it from the perspective of someone who could truly channel that total state of fun a kid.”
Today is a big day for Los Angeles’ Gardens & Villa. Their new record, Music For Dogs has been out for just over a week, and they’re sharing the video for the second single off the album, “Everybody,“ premiered alongside an excellent feature in The Los Angeles Times. Also, they’ll appear on KCRW’s prestigious morning live performance program, “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” later today at 11:15 AM PST/2:15 PM EST. Be sure to tune in here!
Also, the band has released their new album on gorgeous clear vinyl, which can be purchased from the Secretly Canadian website. Check it out here!
Finally, the band will be embarking on a massive tour that will take them across North America, so if you like what you hear on KCRW this morning, don’t miss out on seeing them live!
Here We Go Magic‘s fourth studio album, Be Small, finds the band taking a smaller approach to production and finding more intimate soundscapes, but hosts no less acrobatics of musicianship and a singular sonic ambition. Recorded and mixed entirely by the band, Be Small‘s songs are a big leap from the live, expansive sounds of 2012’s Nigel Godrich-produced A Different Ship. Its an album of robust future pop that still continues its route through Here We Go Magic‘s inimitable path of fidgety prog-rock, blissful melodies and sound collage experimentations, but always with a focus on a deep groove. You can hear how these songs likely began as Luke Temple’s bedroom folk riffs, but where they ultimately end up is near transcendent and celestial. Today, the band is sharing the more contemplative and restrained Ordinary Feeling, a slow, swooning burn, and an equally fulfilling taste of Be Small following upbeat debut single, “Falling.”
Here We Go Magic’s Be Small is out October 16th on Secretly Canadian, and available for pre-order now. All digital pre-orders come with instant free downloads of “Falling” and “Ordinary Feeling.” Catch the band all over North America this fall.
Here We Go Magic Tour Dates: (tickets and info)
Sun. Aug. 30 Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine
Tue. Sep. 1 London, UK @ Electrowerkz
Wed. Sep. 2 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Thu. Sep. 3 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
Sat. Sep. 5 Portmeirion, UK @ Festival No. 6
Sun. Sep. 6 Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
Thu. Oct. 22 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Fri. Oct. 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Sat. Oct. 24 – New York, NY @Bowery Ballroom
Sun. Oct. 25 – Somerville, MA @ Cuisine en Locale
Mon. Oct. 26 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
Tue. Oct. 27 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
Wed. Oct. 28 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Thu. Oct. 29 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Fri. Oct. 30 – -Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Sun. Nov. 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Mon. Nov. 2 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Tue. Nov. 3 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Wed. Nov. 4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Thu. Nov. 5 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Fri. Nov. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Sat. Nov. 7 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Sun. Nov. 8 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Tue. Nov. 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri. Nov.13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
Sat. Nov. 14 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Music Thing
Sun. Nov. 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Tue. Nov. 17 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
Wed. Nov. 18 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Thu. Nov. 19 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Fri. Nov. 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Sat. Nov. 21 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
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