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WATCH // Secretly Canadian Welcomes Whitney To The Family, Shares Video For “No Woman”

 

Secretly Canadian and Lead Riders have teamed up to present vital new music from exciting newcomers Whitney who are offering a first glimpse of whats to come in 2016 with No Woman. In spite of its own lost soul whistfulness, there’s something immediately comforting and simple at the core of “No Woman,” the latest sonic missive from Chicago’s Whitney. It’s as soothing to your musical memory as the first two bars of The Chordette’s “Mr. Sandman.” It’s as unfettering and wind-through-your-hair of America’s “Pacific Coast Highway” albeit here in an edible-induced cruise control.

 

Drummer/vocalist Julien Ehrlich‘s (ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra) naked, soft-edged falsetto charmingly guides us through this breakup bender amid subdued strings and velveteen horn section bursts: “I left drinkin’ on the city train to spend some time on the road/Then one morning I woke up in LA, caught my breath on the coast/I’ve been going through a change/I might never be sure/I’m just walking in a haze/I’m not ready to turn.”

 

With writing partnership of Ehrlich and Max Kakacek (guitar, ex-Smith Westerns), Whitney has given us an anthem for moseying on and forgiving yourself of your many fumbles. Julien explains, “NoWoman started to take shape when I woke up on a friends floor one morning. He was taking a shower and the chorus popped into my head while I was grabbing my stuff to go home. Later on Max and I sat down and wrote the chords and song structure in our apartment. Its about losing the love of your life and being thrown into an aimless journey because of it. This is a feeling that pervades the collection of songs the band has written and recorded over the last year, and has prepped for later in 2016.

 

Accompanying the single release is an evocative new video direct by Hugh Donkin. It provides a charming portrait of one of 2016s most promising new bands.

Porcelain Raft’s Strange Weekend out TODAY!

The day has finally arrived! You can purchase Porcelain Raft’s Strange Weekend in stores and online today!!!! Mauro Remidi’s debut album under the moniker Porcelain Raft has received high remarks from newsmakers around the world. Read below to find out what people are saying, but more importantly, get out and get your copy now. Strange Weekend is also available via SC Distribution for $9.99 until Wednesday on both lp and cd formats. Buy it HERE. Did I mention Strange Weekend is available in white vinyl? Indeed it is! Head over to Soundcloud now to preview the single, “Unless You Speak From Your Heart.” Happy Tuesday!

See Porcelain Raft on tour with M83, Smith Westerns and Youth Lagoon in a town near you! Check out tour dates HERE.

“Assembled in a Brooklyn basement, Porcelain Raft’s debut Strange Weekend has this DIY aesthetic, but tolerates no defects in presentation. Italy native Mauro Remiddi’s solo project is built on meticulously constructed and delicately polished dream-pop soundscapes, delivered with urgency and momentum. “ A.V. Club

“The album is lush and opaque, brimming with gorgeous melodies that will keep you company for the rest of the day.” Pretty Much Amazing

Hear Porcelain Raft’s New Album Now, Tour Kick-off Tomorrow

Out on January 24th, Strange Weekend is available for streaming at Hype Machine now! It’s Porcelain Raft’s debut album and you have the chance to listen to all ten tracks. Consequence of Sound included Strange Weekend in its 50 most anticipated albums of 2012. Anticipate no longer; the album is here a bit early. Like what you hear? Go ahead and pre-order the album on CD or limited edition white vinyl!

Mauro Remiddi kicks off the European leg of his tour in Bristol tomorrow with M83. See him live with Smith Westerns in the U.S.! Full list of tour dates HERE.

Porcelain Raft Has a New Video for “Put Me To Sleep,” Featuring A Lot of Milk

I think milk is completely disgusting. Yogurt is awesome and I can safely say a bulk of my grocery budget in the last month has gone to cheese, but I can’t do milk…unless it’s being used as a prop in a music video! Porcelain Raft’s Mauro Remiddi made this creepily awesome video for the band’s song “Put Me To Sleep,” in which he fidgets, rolls around and sings in a bathtub of milk.

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Watch Yeasayer “I Remember” Video, Free EP, Tour Dates

Yeasayer know the value of a good holiday gift, providing Live At Ancienne Belguiue on Christmas, playing New Years Eve in Chicago.

And on Valentine’s Day, the band brought forth a new video for “I Remember” alongside a free I Remember EP, featuring the album version as well as a remix by Painted Palms and Villa.

Yeasayer will be back on the road beginning in May with the Smith Westerns serving as most of the support.

Check ’em out, after the jump.

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AUDIO

No Woman by Whitney
Exit 353 by Damien Jurado
Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Tokyo London US Korea by Here We Go Magic
Not You by Steven A. Clark

VIDEOS

Translate by Suuns

You And Me by Ben Abraham

Exit 353 by Damien Jurado

Big Winter Jacket by Cayucas

COMING SOON

Damien Jurado
Visions of Us on the Land
CD / 2xLP
Ben Abraham
Sirens
CD / 2xLP
Suuns
Hold/Still
CD / LP

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