You can now stream “Unless You Speak From Your Heart,” the second single from Porcelain Raft’s upcoming full-length album Strange Weekend! We’ll be releasing it digitally and as a 7″ on February 21. Pre-order it HERE. Strange Weekend is out January 24 and can also be pre-ordered HERE. Porcelain Raft also has a number of exciting tour dates coming up, many of which are with M83. Stream “Unless You Speak From Your Heart” and peep some tour dates below!
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.
Jens Lekman has released a brand new track from his forthcoming EP. It is the title track, An Argument With Myself and is available now on Pitchfork for streaming and download. You can also pre-order the EP right here. A limited edition of the pre-order will have clear vinyl (while supplies last). Jens says, “In the case ‘Jens Lekman vs. Jens Lekman,’ we will look closer at the evidence presented – the photo I had carried in my breastpocket for a whole year, the pressed honeysuckle, the wind so rich on summer and so sweet – how are these things connected and why are they relevant?” An Argument With Myself EP will be out on Secretly Canadian on September 19 in the UK, September 20 in the US (Service in Scandinavia).
Jens has also announced a series of European tour dates. Click through for details.
Nightlands’ Forget the Mantra started as a simple dream journal where Dave Hartley would record music ideas in the morning, upon waking. It has since blossomed from a mere catalog of thoughts and ideas, a bedroom project in the most literal of senses, into an album that masterfully conveys the feel of dream.
Today, Nightlands shares with us the vision of director Mark Shoneveld of YVYNYL using found footage from the 1970s that conveys a life of simple pleasures, pets, love, music-making, surfing, art, and friendship to create a new video for Nightlands’ “Suzerain (A Letter to the Judge).” We are also very excited to share the news that, in January, Nightlands will be performing live for the first time in select cities on the East Coast and the Midwest. You can find full tour dates below.
01/20 Brooklyn, NY- Glasslands w/ The Tony Castles, and Dustin Wong
01/22 Philadelphia, PA- The Ox w/ Ape School
01/26 Chicago, IL- The Empty Bottle
01/27 Pontiac, MI- The Pike Room
01/28 Bloomington, IN- FARM Root Cellar w/ Tammar
Two weeks ago we announced our signing of Montreal’s Suuns to Secretly Canadian. We also presented the world with it’s first taste of the Suuns sound via a free EP which you can still download HERE. Now we are proud to announce the details of Suuns’ first full-length album Zeroes QC, which will be available in the U.S. October 12 and early 2011 in the U.K.
Zeroes QC was recorded at Breakglass Studios in Montreal with The Besnard Lakes’ Jace Lasek at the production helm. Lasek worked with Suuns during a busy year that included recording new albums by Stars and Land of Talk among others, but he still had time to drop us an inital understated note saying “Thought you might like to hear them. They’re pretty cool.” Zeroes QC furthers the sound found on the band’s opening EP. Still present is the slinky, sexy, opaque and razor sharp electro rock, but in Lasek’s deft hands Suuns’ sound is defined and refined, more fully explored. From the cranky beats of opener “Armed For Peace” to the funeral organ wash of closer “Organ Blues” Zeroes QC crashes, burns, rebuilds, explodes, rinses and repeats. However, through it all a groove -the kind that begs for an open road on a steamy summer night- keeps the bpm at a steady clip. Below you’ll find a download of “Arena” the first single from Zeroes QC and the quintessence of the Suuns’ sound.