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ALBUM RELEASE // Gardens & Villa’s ‘Dunes’ Out Now, US Tour Starts Friday



Gardens & Villa‘s second album, Dunes, is out today worldwide on Secretly Canadian.

The five members of the band, Adam Rasmussen, Chris Lynch, Dusty Ineman, Levi Hayden and Shane McKillop, left their hometown and base of sunny Santa Barbara to record with Tim Goldsworthy (Cut Copy, DFA Records, Hercules & Love Affair) at Key Club, a converted locksmith’s building in Benton Harbor, MI. Ripped out of their usual environment into a cold midwestern locale, the band finds a new voice on Dunes. The band brings their catchy rhythms and bold synth lines from previous records but continues developing a richer sound now experimenting with unique gear including Sly Stone‘s custom-built Flickinger recording console and direction from Goldsworthy.

Listen to tracks “Bullet Train” and “Colony Glen” above or here on our Soundcloud.

Dunes is now available from iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and your local record store.

Early reviews on Dunes:

“Goldsworthy has built a stratum of battered, creaky atmosphere atop Gardens & Villa’s already richly layered mood”

- SLANT Magazine | ★★★★

“Ultimately, Dunes is a collection of tracks which showcases Gardens & Villa’s distinctly original twist on the well-worn and much abused genre of synth-pop. It’s fun, it’s clever and it’s mature–electro-pop for adults.”

- The Line Of Best Fit

“Compared to their debut album, Dunes marks a step up in the band’s sound.”

THE 405

Click read more to see US tour dates starting on Friday.
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KICKSTARTER // SC Alums Swearing At Motorists Launch Kickstarter Campaign For New Album ‘While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth’





It’s been almost 8 years since Swearing At Mororists released their last full length album, Last Night Becomes This Morning on Secretly Canadian in 2006. Now, Dave Doughman of the band shares news that a brand new full length has been recorded and mastered! BUT, Dave needs you to help get it manufactured and into the hands of adoring Swearing At Motorists fans everywhere.


How can you help? Take a listen to the first single from the new album While Laughing, The Joker Tells The Truth, “Groundhog Day (Damn The Piper)above or on their BandCamp THEN head over to the Kickstarter for more info the new record and contribute some cash to help fully fund the new album.

For some extra tunes, check out our Spotify playlist below with S@M‘s greatest hits and we made it collaborative so please add your favorite songs by the band!


ON TOUR // The War On Drugs Tour Europe In May

Happy New Years everyone! At the end of last year we announced The War On Drugs new album Lost In The Dream and we shared the first jam off the new album, “Red Eyes”, which you can listen to above or on our Soundcloud HERE and YouTube HERE.

You can pre-order band’s third full length now on iTunes, Amazon, or from your local record store.

Today we are happy announce the band is heading to Europe in May starting with Gebaude 9 in Cologne, Germany. New dates go on sale starting at 11am tomorrow UK time. See all tour EU tour dates below including dates in London, Manchester, and Dublin which are already on sale.

TOUR DATES:

5/15 | Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9 BUY TICKETS
5/16 | Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich BUY TICKETS
5/17 | Malmo, Sweden – Mejeriet BUY TICKETS
5/18 | Stockhom, Sweden – Debaser Medis BUY TICKETS
5/19 | Goteborg, Sweden – Pustervik BUY TICKETS
5/20 | Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret BUY TICKETS
5/21 | Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega BUY TICKETS
5/23 | Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu BUY TICKETS
5/24 | Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who? BUY TICKETS
5/25 | Brussels, Belgium – Botanique BUY TICKETS
5/26 | Paris, France – Fleche D’Or BUY TICKETS
5/27 | London, UK – Koko BUY TICKETS
5/28 | Manchester, UK – Academy2 BUY TICKETS
5/29 | Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory BUY TICKETS

ALBUM STREAM // Luke Temple Releases New Video For “Florida” On MOKB, New Album ‘Good Mood Fool’ Streaming Now on HypeMachine



Today the new video for “Florida” premiered on My Old Kentucky Blog! The video, which was featured in VEVO‘s Indie Wednesday showcase, is directed by Kris Moyes who has worked with Grizzly Bear, Kirin J Callinan, Sia, and more. Watch the video above or on VEVO here and then read Luke’s artist statement on the video.

On the video, Temple has released the following artist statement:

“There have been 70,000+ deaths related to the Mexican drug cartels since 2006.

The Unites States is, by far, the largest market for cocaine use in the world with roughly 16% of its population using the drug.
New Zealand is second at roughly 4%
Mexico itself hovers around 2%.
They supply it, we buy it.

Being a musician I have been around my share of the stuff and can say that there is an absolute disconnect from the reality of what is being supported by the purchase of cocaine.

Our privilege and relative comfort can make it hard to look outside of our immediate gratification.

It seems almost impossible to exist without being an indirect aid to the exploitation of those less fortunate but we can at least start with the glaringly obvious.

It’s absolutely not worth just being able to party for another few hours.”

Click read more for links to stream Luke’s new album in full on HypeMachine, pre-order links for the new album, and a list of Luke’s tour dates starting next Monday night for his album release show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City.
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VIDEO VIDEO // Cayucas Premiere “High School Lover” at SPIN, Announce Debut Album ‘BIGFOOT’ – Out April 30

Cayucas are coming at you with their awesome new video for “High School Lover,” starring lead singer Zach Yudin and his band: Ben Yudin on bass (twin brother to Zach), Banah Winn on keys and Casey Wojtalewicz on drums. Missing in the action is guitar player Christian Koons. Although the video isn’t a complete narrative, Director Cameron Dutra called on the song’s origin when putting it all together. He tells us “‘High School Lover’ is about a girl who would write Zach love letters, yet he would never respond despite actually liking her back. I tried to abstract the idea of a high school girl’s notebook with doodles and sketches into stop motion graphics and titles.” Watch above!

“High School Lover” is found on Cayucas’s debut album, Bigfoot – out officially on April 30! Check out the album artwork above and the tracklisting below! Bigfoot was produced by none other than Richard Swift (record at his studio too!).

 
Tracklisting for Bigfoot
1. Cayucos
2. High School Lover
3. Will “The Thrill”
4. A Summer Thing
5. East Coast Girl
6. Deep Sea
7. Ayawa ‘kya
8. Bigfoot

AUDIO

Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer

VIDEOS

You Are Dead To Me by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

COMING SOON

Suuns
And Jerusalem in My Heart
CD / LP

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