Friday, January 31, 2014

Local Natives - Ceilings (Local Natives Remix)

To celebrate the one year anniversary of their album, Hummingbird, Local Natives have released a remix for their song, Ceilings. The band's playful tag of "selftronica" is fairly accurate, as they've traded the twinkling guitar and swoon of the original with tumbling, rapid-fire beats and stabbing synth.

The remix, available as a free download, also marks the beginning of a remix competition where fans can submit their remixes and have the band share their favorites.

Head over to the band's Soundcloud page to download every song/stem, and get to work!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fever Kids - Holding Grass

Fever Kids, a duo out of Greece, have released their debut single, Holding Grass, and it's a strong introduction to say the least. Stella and Alex began writing music in 2011, so let's hope there's more of this to come.

Holding Grass hits the mark on every level; with a hypnotic bass line and hazy vocals, the band effortlessly weaves 80's Pop, Electro and Disco into a gorgeous 4 minutes.

Scoop up the 7", with b-side Peter, Debbie, Mary, via Inner Ear Records. Both songs are also available on iTunes.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

S. Carey - Fire-Scene

S. Carey has released the first single from his upcoming album, Range of Light. Fire-Scene is a comfy track with soft-spoken vocals and hypnotic guitar that could persuade you to stay under the covers a little bit longer.

Some might recognize him from his work with Bon Iver, especially their 4AD Session from 2012. But, Carey has been releasing music since his debut in 2010. With Bon Iver on the back burner, Carey was able to focus his attention on his solo material and record at Vernon's April Base Studio.

 Along with the single, Carey has announced a series of tour dates, including a stop at Lincoln Hall on April 23. Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon.

Lastly, a limited edition white and black marbled LP is currently available for pre-order. Range of Light is scheduled for release on April 1, via Jagjaguwar.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Introducing: Twin Forks

It's amazing how some things just fall into place. In the fall of 2012, Chris Carrabba (of Dashboard Confessional) was scheduled to appear at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival on the heels of completing a new covers LP and solo tour.

The festival gave Chris the opportunity he was looking for and through that, Twin Forks was born.

"Onstage at HSB, I realized, I have all this delicate stuff, but I like to party. I like the feeling of release and drive onstage. We only played it as a trio and we weren't called Twin Forks yet, but as soon as we got offstage, we talked about all the ones we should have played that were closer to the ones we play now. It was instantly evident." - C. Carrabba

Chris, along with band members, Suzie Zeldin (mandolin), Jonathan Clark (bass) and Ben Homola (drums), continued to work together to hone a sound that is built on their mutual love of Folk and Country music. The result is their debut album, Twin Forks, scheduled for release on February 25, via Dine Alone Records.

The band went on a brief tour last year and even gave fans a free Tour EP that you can listen/download below. A personal favorite of mine is Hard Times, which may sound like a complete transformation, but still maintains the emotion and simplicity of his earlier work.

Preorders are currently available on iTunes and through Dine Alone Records. Vinyl geeks should act quick as they are offering an extremely limited pressing of 300 on clear vinyl.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Chromeo - Come Alive (ft. Toro Y Moi)

This should make your Monday a little better. Chromeo have released a new song, Come Alive, featuring vocals from Toro Y Moi. The 80's vibe is pretty heavy on this one, and is the third song off their forthcoming album, White Women.

The guys also announced a show at Lincoln Hall as part of their 22-date "Come Alive Tour". Special guest for that show is Oliver and tickets go on sale this Friday at noon.