Yeasayer premiere a new single, “Longetivity,” off their forthcoming album, Fragrant World. The first proper single on the album exposes a new found edge in Yeasayer. Lyrically, they hold up a social mirror in a way that made punk so effective, while bathing the lurching and heaving rhythm in a mechanized and otherworldly soul. The melody emerges understated and clean to form a undaunted vision for new music. Stream “Longevity” below!
Another round of exciting news today! Victoria Bergsman, the woman behind Taken By Trees, announces the release of a her new record! Titled Other Worlds, the album is Bergsman’s first release since 2009′s East Of Eden. Gorilla vs. Bear premiered a special trailer for the new album this morning. Watch above.
Hello party people! Are you roaming the streets of Austin, checking out the best SXSW showcases and sipping on cold beer? Sure hope so! Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, and Secretly Canadian have teamed up with Stickygram for a SXSW Instagram photo contest and we went all of you to be a part of it!
Here’s the deal: You take awesome photos and post to Instagram using the HASHTAG #DOCJAGSCSXSW. We’ve got several categories, so basically just start snapping away! We’ll reward the “best” photos with some sweet prizes, including vinyl, posters, mp3 downloads, and much more! Stickygram is jumping in on this too and we’ll turn some of your photos into magnets! Pretty neat, huh? SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?! Check out the categories below and then start taking photos! Reminder!!! REMINDER! We’re looking for photos of our bands; you can check out the full schedule of all DOC/JAG/SC bands at SXSW HERE! MAKE SURE you use our hashtag and we’ll let the winners know who they are at the end of the week! Good luck and have fun!!
Photo from OFFICIAL SXSW DOC/JAG/SC Showcase at the Mohawk on March 15th
Band Backstage OR Waiting Off Stage
Photo of Band on Stage
BANDS TO LOOK FOR:
The War On Drugs
Bear in Heaven
Gardens & Villa
Sharon Van Etten
Peter Wolf Crier
Taken By Trees
The War On Drugs are excited to share the brand new video for “Brothers,” one of the many highlights off their stellar Slave Ambient. Following the more kaleidoscopic videos for “Baby Missiles” and “Come to the City,” the “Brothers” video, which premiered this morning via New York Magazine’s Vulture, definitely takes a different approach with its bleak western narrative. More on the “Brothers” video from the director team of Brewer, a pair of brothers (Ben and Alex), actually, is below.
“We kept picturing it as the soundtrack to a dark western like Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid or Unforgiven. That is where the deranged T.V cowboy character came from. We wanted the video to feel like the most exciting five minutes taken out of a longer movie. The biggest challenge in the filming was how to make the old cowboy (played by David Weindel) seem threatening, and how to make the nurse (played by Tallie Medel) seem like she was dealing with the situation the way a normal person might really handle such a nightmare.”
In case you missed it, The War On Drugs played a pretty damn perfect performance of “Baby Missiles” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon a couple of weeks ago for their late night TV debut, complete with two drummers, including special guest, ?uestlove, and dueling keyboards. After five solid months of touring, and several more on the horizon (full schedule HERE.
Amidst their performances in 2011′s CMJ Music Marathon, Exitmusic met up with Seattle’s KEXP while they were stationed in NYC for festival coverage. What ensued during the live broadcast is a beautiful working of their debut ep, From Silence. Aleksa and gang don’t waste any time in filling the Cutting Room Studios with their haunting blend.
Don’t be bummed if you missed it; KEXP just released video of the entire session, as well as photos. See full coverage here. Exitmusic will play a sold out show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge later this winter with School of Seven Bells.