Monday, December 23, 2013

50 Favorite Songs of 2013

Hello and welcome to the 2013 edition of The Tremagazine favorite songs of the year. It's been another great year for music, almost tough at times to keep up! I've spent the last month or so compiling this list, going back through notes I've made during the year and I'm excited to share it with you.

As I've done in the past, I'll list the song and the album it's from, along with some personal thoughts and/or favorite lyrics. You'll see repeat artists throughout the list as I typically have two to three favorite songs off the albums I love best from a given year. I hope you can find some new songs you'll love and revisit some favorites from earlier in 2013. I always appreciate any feedback, either here or at "". Thanks for taking the time to read and listen as this is an enjoyable process and journey for me. Without further ado, in no particular order, my fifty favorite songs of 2013.....

"Song For Zula" - Phosphorescent (from the album, "Muchacho")

One of the best songs and albums of 2013, this is one that got constant play throughout the year for me. I got to finally see them perform on Friday night in Brooklyn and lead singer Matthew Houck's voice was every bit as haunting as it comes off in this track.

See, honey, I saw love. You see, it came to me
It put its face up to my face so I could see
Yeah then I saw love disfigure me
Into something I am not recognizing

"Ya Hey" - Vampire Weekend (from the album, "Modern Vampires of the City")

This was the classic case of a song coming alive after seeing it in concert. I made the trip out to Lollapalooza this past summer to visit my buddy Fitz and take in the three day festival. I had seen Vampire Weekend once previously at Coachella but didn't love the performance (which was disappointing because I loved their first album). I thought their performance at Lollapalooza was awesome. They played one of the main stages and had a huge crowd, dancing and singing along. This song was a crowd favorite and stuck out in my mind. I went right back to it when I returned home and have listened often since the summer.

In the dark of this place
There's the glow of your face
There's the dust on the screen
Of this broken machine
And I can't help but feel
That I've made some mistake
But I let it go
Ya hey, ya hey, ya hey

"I Need My Girl" - The National (from the album, "Trouble Will Find Me")

The National continue to put out solid albums, I'm a constant fan of their work. It can be difficult to pick one or two of the best songs within each release but this is one of the tracks that stood out to me.

Remember when you lost your shit and
Drove the car into the garden
And you got out and said I'm sorry
To the vines and no one saw it
I need my girl
I need my girl

"Byegone" - Volcano Choir (from the album,"Repave")

You may recognize the lead vocals as Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver). I really enjoy most of the projects that Vernon gets involved in, this album has some real gems. I love when it really kicks in at the 2:38 mark.

Hon, you plenty competent
So why aren’t you confident

"Stockholm" - Jason Isbell (from the album, "Southeastern")

I was late to the party on this album but it's easily one of my favorites from 2013. I just picked it up a couple months ago and have been listening non-stop. This is the first of three songs that will be featured throughout this list and I probably could have gone with a couple more too. Lyrically, this is one of my favorite tracks on this list.

Ships in the harbor and birds on the bluff
Don't move an inch when their anchor goes up
And the difference with me is I'm falling in love
Stockholm, let me go home

"Big House" - Deer Tick (from the album, "Negativity")

I'm a huge fan of this band, own all of their albums and have seen them perform live numerous times. This track is my favorite off their latest release, probably a bit heavier than some of their previous work but it's a track that sticks with me, especially lyrically.

you spoke into the sky and you've lied a million times
You showed me how to die, I guess I'll catch you on the other side

"Getaway" - Pearl Jam (from the album, "Lightning Bolt")

After twenty years, Pearl Jam is still going strong. I like how they picked this song as the opener, gets the album off on the right foot. I didn't get to hear it live at either of the shows I saw a few months back but hopefully will in the future.

It's ok
Sometimes you find yourself
Having to put all your faith
In no faith
Mine is mine, and yours won't take its place
Now make your getaway

"New Life" - Jim James (from the album, "Regions of Light and Sound of God")

This is an album that I haven't seen mentioned on many year-end lists, part of which I think is because it came out very early in 2013. It certainly doesn't sound like something out of the My Morning Jacket catalog but there are some excellent tracks included here by it's frontman. Love when the backing instruments come in at the 1:18 mark.

Can’t you see a perfect picture
You and me
But you know, it won’t come easy
And what’s more,
It’s worth looking for

"Bound 2" - Kanye West (from the album, "Yeezus")

It seems like people have strong feelings about Kanye, both good and bad. I'm a fan of his music, I've enjoyed his career to date and he's also a very good performer. Probably not my favorite video in the world but I do like this song.

I know I got a bad reputation
Walking-'round-always-mad reputation
Leave-a-pretty-girl-sad reputation
Start a Fight Club, Brad reputation

"Wait for Me" - Kings of Leon (from the album, "Mechanical Bull")

This is another band that I haven't seen mentioned much on many of the lists I've seen. I actually like this album a lot and think there are several good songs included. I went back and forth on which ones to include but this was one that I was sure was going to make the cut.

Wait for me, wait for me
Oh, It's all better now, It's all better now
Wait for me, wait for me

"Bowery" - Local Natives (from the album, "Hummingbird")

This was an album that came out right at the beginning of 2013. I seem higher on it than a lot of my friends, but I've kept it in rotation most of the year. These guys put on a great live show and I was able to catch them a couple times this year, think that helped enhanced some of these songs. Love their harmonies and the percussion in particular.

You can't tell if the ceiling's rising
Or if the floor is falling out

"December's Tradition" - Frightened Rabbit (from the album, "Pedestrian Verse")

This has been one of my favorite songs this year since the minute I heard it last winter. Love the driving guitar and drums, this track just keeps picking up steam. Saw the Rabbits twice this year and they were fantastic. They've really picked up the intensity in their live show and this song was a highlight.

If I had the answer, I'd write a book of what I know
What do you need, what do you need from me?

"Most People" - Dawes (from the album, "Stories Don't End")

This is the third full-length album from Dawes and even though I didn't like it quite as much as their first two (love both of those albums so hard to match), still found a few tracks that really stood out. Kind of a cool video showcasing their live show and some behind the scenes shots. Love the part that starts at the 3:00 minute mark where we get to hear brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith on alternating vocals.

And she thinks "most people don't talk enough about how lucky they are
Most people don't know what it takes for me to get through the day

"In The City" - Caveman (from the album, "Caveman")

Like this song and especially the video since most of it is recognizable to me living in NYC.

Then if you need me
Hope this was made for a good time

"Don't Save Me" - Haim (from the album, "Days Are Gone")

Incredible how these ladies have just blown up over the last year or so. I've been writing about them here for awhile now and featured them in last year's list but they've gotten pretty huge. I caught their live show at Lollapalooza, thought it was excellent.

All my life I wasn't trying to get on the highway
I was wondering which way to go
Spending all of my damn time
Leaving all the weight behind

"Ramona" - Night Beds (from the album, "Country Sleep")

What a great, great song this is. Heard this early in 2013 and have just kept it around all year, has a Ryan Adams-esque feel to it for me. Very good album all around, absolutely worth getting your hands on.

With a heart that always fails
My love's gone off all the rails
Like a ship without a sail sinking
Underneath the wave (Yeah!)

"Harper Lee" - Little Green Cars (from the album, "Absolute Zero")

One of the catchier songs of 2013, got into it way too late but glad I eventually did.

Oooh there’s a gun in the attic let me go grab it
Oooh I’d blow holes in my soul just so you can look past it

"Caroline" - Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Lavalle (from the album, "Perils from the Sea")

Mark Kozelek actually put out THREE albums this year, pretty incredible amount of music. There's so many ways I could have gone here but this was one of my favorites.

Circlin' the globe I ache with midnight loneliness, my heart turns black
The demons nest inside my soul when each night comes and I close the door
I feel the cold, I see the digital clocks and face the ceiling layin' on my back
Got no willpower, honestly, I crave your touch to comfort me

"Another Story" - The Head & The Heart (from the album, "Let's Be Still")

A standout track from the Head & the Heart's second album. Love the scenery in this video.

Every time I hear another story
Oh the poor boy lost his head
Everybody feels a little crazy
But we go on living with it
Yeah we go on living with it

"Strictly Reserved For You" - Charles Bradley (from the album, "Victim of Love")

One of the most intense performers out there, you need to find a way to get Charles Bradley on a best of 2013 list. This song is pure passion (as is much of his work).

I got the love
Strictly reserved for you

"Jailbirds" - Cold War Kids (from the album, "Dear Ms Lonelyhearts")

Cold War Kids is a band I've seen a couple times and like a lot, but somehow I missed this release during the year. I recently jumped on it when two of my friends mentioned it being one of their favorites this year.

My solitude, it makes me softer
My suffering is not in vain.
My depression sings, how much longer
Will I have to wait to see a world free from pain?

"Snowflakes Are Dancing" - Kurt Vile (from the album, "Walkin on a Pretty Daze")

One of the best album covers this year, and love these lyrics....

When I'm away out there, I wanna go home
When I am home, my head stays out there

"Elephant" - Jason Isbell (from the album, "Southeastern")

Another Isbell track making an appearance off this terrific album. This song is sad as hell but it's beautiful.

I've buried her a thousand times, given up my place in line
but I don't give a damn about that now
There's one thing that's real clear to me: No one dies with dignity
We just try to ignore the elephant somehow, somehow

"Arrows of Desire" - Matthew Good (from the album, "Arrows of Desire")

One of my favorite singer/songwriters, this is the title track from his latest release.

Up in thin air we lie in wait

"Young Fathers" - Typhoon (from the album, "White Lighter")

Typhoon is one of my favorite bands over the last few years. Another band that puts on a fantastic live show, I got to see them earlier this year and the new songs sounded awesome. This has been the one track that I've constantly come back to off their latest release.

When you're young you're hot
You have your whole life before you
Everyone will adore
You'll grow up, you'll be an astronaut
or anything you want.

"Penitentiary" - Houndmouth (from the album, "From the Hills Below the City")

Loved this song from the first minute I heard it. Another band I got to see at Lollapalooza, they did not disappoint!

Come on down
To the Penitentiary
Oh momma the law came crashing down on me

"Nothing To Lose But Your Head" - Augustines (from the album, "Augustines")

This track will actually be on Augustines' (formerly We Are Augustines) 2014 release but since they already put this song out, I figured I'd include it. Huge fan of these guys, loved their last album and can't wait to get my hands on their new one.

"Middle Sea" - Yuck (from the album, "Glow and Behold")

Every time I listen to this band, it reminds me of hanging out at my local record shop in the early 90s. I just feel like Yuck should have been around at that time, they fit that era perfectly. Yuck's lead singer left the band before this album came out so I wasn't sure how it would sound but this song is pretty good.

Move away across the ocean
Is the dream

"Pendulum" - Pearl Jam (from the album, "Lightning Bolt")

Another song from the latest Pearl Jam album, this is my favorite track. They opened most of their recent tour with this one and it was a phenomenal way to start the show.

Easy come, easy go
Easy left me a long time ago

"State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)" - Jim James (from the album, "Regions of Light and Sound of God

My second favorite track from the Jim James album. This also might be the best video I saw this year.

Now I know you need the dark
Just as much as the sun

"Red Eyes" - The War On Drugs (from the album, "Lost In The Dream")

This is the first single off the upcoming War on Drugs album (due out in 2014). This track is awesome, if the rest of the album is anything like this, it'll be something great.

"Crawl" - Childish Gambino (from the album, "Because the Internet")

Here's an album that just came out a couple weeks ago. I really liked Childish Gambino's first album so I was looking forward to this one. I need to give it more time but this is the track I like best so far.

I double dare you, I'm Marc Summers

"I Should Live In Salt" - The National (from the album, "Trouble Will Find Me")

Another track off the National's latest.

You're not that much like me
You should know me better than that
We have different enemies
You should know me better than that

"Love To Get Used" - Matt Pond (from the album, "The Lives Inside the Lines In Your Hand")

I've enjoyed the Matt Pond material I've listened to over the years but this song really stands out to me. I feel like this could be a big radio hit, catchy tune.

Let's hang on to abandon
Let's hope we lose control
To be out in the open, baby
And let go of the ropes
Nothing into nothing

"Settle Down" - The 1975 (from the album, The 1975)

I wrote a bit about these guys last year when I listed one of their tracks in my top 50. I got to see them open up for The Neighbourhood earlier this year and really enjoyed their live show. Here's another song I like from their debut album.

A small town
Dictating all the people we get around
What a familiar face
Do you get what I mean now?

"Nerve Endings" - Eagulls (from the self-titled album, "Eagulls")

I feel like this song could have come out and been a hit thirty years ago. I believe Eagulls full length debut will be out in 2014 but I heard this track a few months back and thought this was a pretty unique sound.

I'm still lonely, I'm still lonely in my head
I'm still feeling nervous, these feelings go worse
I stay trying

"Comrade" - Volcano Choir (from the album, "Repave")

The second song on my list from the latest Volcano Choir album, this is probably my favorite. Love these lyrics...

They say you ain't a comrade
Still, I'd know you'd come back
For a folly-ridden Romeo, you break down a fortress now
Standing out in public
Stained with your conscience

"Afterlife" - Arcade Fire (from the album, "Reflektor")

One of my favorite live bands and I absolutely love their prior work but I just couldn't really get into this album as much as I have previously. This was the standout track for me, one that I could have seen making an appearance on a previous album.

But you say
Oh, when love is gone
Where does it go?

"The Dream's In The Ditch" - Deer Tick (from the album, "Negativity")

Here's another from Deer Tick's most recent release. I particularly like this one because it features guitarist Ian O'Neil on vocals along with lead singer John McCauley.

But its not the way you cant afford your time
Or the envy of the friends you've left behind
So whenever you go they can have everything you lose
Is this it? This is it

"Comeback Story" - Kings of Leon, (from the album, "Mechanical Bull")

Another track off the latest KOL album. I only listed a few lyrics below but I just like the whole theme of the song.

You'll rue the day when you understand
I did my best to be an honest man
Race isn't over to the finish line
It's a comeback story of a lifetime

"Coming Through" - Willis Earl Beal (from the album, "Nobody Knows")

Here's an artist I listened to for the first time in 2013. Love his sound and this is just my favorite from a bunch of good tunes. Looking forward to catching Willis live in the future.

Baby, don’t worry whether you finish
For all hearts will surely diminish, yeah
And the truth will soon becoming through, oooh.
The truth will soon becoming trough.

"Holy" - Frightened Rabbit (from the album, "Pedestrian Verse")

I think the more I listened to this album throughout the year, the more I liked it. Sometimes an album comes out really early in a given year and you kind of push it to the side as the months roll on but this is one that I've just come back to over and over. Actually, I think seeing the band live twice (both later in the year) helped bring this album to the forefront for me. One of the best of 2013, here's another song that made my list.

I don't mind being lonely,
So leave me alone.
Ah you're acting all holy,
Me, I'm just full of holes.

"From A Window Seat" - Dawes (from the album, "Stories Don't End")

This was actually a tune I found awhile before the album was released. I had found a bootleg video of Dawes playing a festival where they played this song which I didn't yet know. Probably wore through that video about fifty times so needless to say this would be a favorite of mine this year.

So I reach down for my notebook to see what impressions could be spun
But it's just buildings and a million swimming pools
So I leaf back through the pages to see where I am from
Or for some crumbled map of what it's leading to

"The Quotidian Beasts" - Phosphorescent (from the album, "Muchacho")

My favorite song on this album. Almost reminds me of Chris Isaak and Big Head Todd in someway. They opened the show I saw the other night with this track and it was incredible.

I said It’s you took your claws you slipped em under my skin
There’s parts that got outside, honey I want to put em back in
We’ve been playing like children, honey, now we’ll play it like men
Those parts that got outside, I'm gonna put them back in.

"Dear Marie" - John Mayer (from the album, "Paradise Valley")

The studio version of this song almost doesn't do it justice. The part at 2:50 where the "Oh....oh,oh,ohs" picks up, love that. Even better live with a crowd singing along (which I got to witness last week).

Dear Marie, tell me what it was I used to be
And if you’re further up the road can you show me what I still can’t see.

"Hold My Liquor" - Kanye West (from the album, "Yeezus")

Another good track off the latest Kanye album, featuring some guest vocals from Chief Keef.

I'm hanging on a hangover
Five years we been over
Ask me why I came over

"Wooly Mammoth" - Local Natives (from the album, "Hummingbird")

Love the tempo of this track, another excellent live song.

In the summer, vicious summer
This is nothing
Like I thought it would look

"Cherry Blossoms" - Night Beds (from the album, "Country Sleep")

Beautiful song from Night Beds, had to make room for this one.

My own life has taken its toll
Drunk on whiskey, God don't let me go

"Pulaski At Night" - Andrew Bird (from the album, "I Want To See Pulaski At Night")

I'm a relative newcomer to the Andrew Bird catalog, only really getting into this music last year. Hard to pass up on this tune, reminds me a bit of Beirut.

I send you a postcard
It says, "Pulaski at night"
Greetings from Chicago
City of, city of light

"Different Days" - Jason Isbell (from the album, "Southeastern")

Wrapping up my list with the third song from Jason Isbell. I just can't get enough of the album, both lyrically and musically and had to include as much as I could here. I love the storytelling specifically on this album, feels like a bunch of different chapters coming together. As good as anything I listened to this year.

Ten years ago I might have seen you dancing in a different light,
and offered up my help in different ways,
but those were different days
Those were different days

Monday, November 18, 2013

SOTD: "Stranger" - The Devil Makes Three

"Stranger" is the first video from The Devil Makes Three's recently released new album, I'm A Stranger Here

If you're looking to catch the band, here are some The Devil Makes Three tour dates:

November 14 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
November 15 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
November 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
November 17 - Charlottesvile, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
November 19 - Baltimore, MD @ 8 x 10 Club
November 21 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
November 22 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
November 23 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
November 24 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
January 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
January 23 - Bozeman, MT @ Emerson Cultural Center
January 24 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
January 25 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
January 26 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
January 29 - Ashland, OR @ Historic Ashland Armory
January 30 - Bend, OR @ Midtown Ballroom
January 31 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
February 1 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
February 4 - Redway, CA @ Mateel Community Center
February 5 - Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre
February 6 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
February 7 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
February 8 - Stateline, NV @Montbleu Resort & Casino
February 12 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Slo Brewing Co
February 13 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Slo Brewing Co
February 14 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
February 15 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
February 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SOTD: "Colorful Kids" - Ha Ha Tonka

Chris Cornell & The Avett Brothers - "Footsteps" (Pearl Jam)

Here's an awesome cover of Pearl Jam's "Footsteps" performed by Chris Cornell with The Avett Brothers.

Monday, October 21, 2013

SOTD: "State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)" - Jim James

Here's the latest from My Morning Jacket front man, Jim James.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Partisan Records Sampler

Partisan Records has released a sampler which you can download for free on Amazon right HERE.

1. "The Dream's In The Ditch" - Deer Tick
2. "Pendulum" - Pure Bathing Culture
3. "GMF" - John Grant
4. "Things Will Change" - Treetop Flyers
5. "Nerve Endings" - Eagulls
6. "Waiting" - The Dismemberment Plan
7. "Parted Ways" - Heartless Bastards
8. "They Told Me" - Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
9. "Los Angeles" - Emily Wells
10. "Dogon Genesis" - Lumerians
11. "Bermuda Highway" - Christopher Denny

SOTD: "Nerve Endings" - Eagulls

Monday, October 7, 2013

SOTD: "Far From The Roses" - Minor Alps

Minor Alps, the collaborative vision of Juliana Hatfield and Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, have unveiled "Far From The Roses", the latest song off the duo's forthcoming album Get There, out October 29th on Barsuk Records. This November the pair will embark upon a string of tour dates in support of the release, kicking off in Seattle at the Barsuk Records 15th Anniversary Show. Upcoming dates and early praise for Minor Alps below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

08 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater (Barsuk 15th Anniversary Show)
09 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
12 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
14 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
16 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
17 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
19 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
20 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
22 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
23 - Boston, MA - Sinclair

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SOTD: "Sirens" - Pearl Jam

The latest from Pearl Jam off their upcoming album, Lightning Bolt.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SOTD: "Middle Sea" - Yuck

After learning that Yuck lost their lead singer a little while back, I was kind of nervous about to hear how their sound would change. I'm loving this new single, if the rest of the album sounds anything like this, it'll be another winner to complement their first album.

Monday, September 16, 2013

SOTD: "Cruel City" - Augustines

Here's the latest from Augustines (formerly We Are Augustines). Looking forward to their new album, really enjoyed their debut a couple years ago. Augustines are also heading out opening for Frightened Rabbit which should be a great tour. Tour dates and more info at Augustines homepage HERE.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

SOTD: "Restless Fugitive" - Willy Mason

Willy Mason's new album Carry On is out now on Communion Records. If you like the track above, you can download it at his site, HERE. Also, you watch the album trailer for Carry On below. Willy is currently on tour, dates and venues listed.

Willy Mason Tour Dates

09.04 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek+
09.05 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom+
09.06 - Guthrie, OK @ Cottonwood Flats*
09.09 - Birmingham AL @ Iron City+
09.10 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live+
09.12 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live+
09.13 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Francis Field*
09.19 - Nashville, TN @ Americana Music Conference
10.01 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall %
10.02 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's %
10.03 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat %
10.08 - Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird %
10.09 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar %
10.10 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge %
10.15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater %
10.16 - Madison, WI @ Frequency %
10.17 - Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter Barn %
10.21 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian +
10.22 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall +
10.24 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge +
10.28 - Boulder, CO @ eTown Hall +
11.03 - Marfa, TX @ Highland Annex +
11.07 - Dallas, TX @ The Kessler +
11.09 - New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater +
11.11 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works +
11.14 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West +
11.16 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre +

% Communion Club Night Tour
+ with Laura Marling

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The 1975 - Self Titled Debut Album Stream

The 16 track self-titled debut LP from the Manchester quartet The 1975 is finally out, and you can stream the entire record on Soundcloud. I got to see these guys a few months ago in Brooklyn and they were great. Take a listen to the whole album below...

SOTD: "Big House" - Deer Tick

This is the closing track on Deer Tick's upcoming album, Negativity. I think it's one of the best songs they've written in years, both lyrically and musically.

"You spoke in to the sky, and you lied a million times
You showed me how to die, I guess I'll catch you on the other side"....

Here's a live version...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lumineers - "This Must Be The Place" (Talking Heads cover)

Here's the Lumineers performing a great cover of the Talking Heads' classic, "This Must Be The Place".

SOTD: "Home" - The Falls

Australian duo The Falls are excited to release their debut EP Hollywood on September 17. The Falls have played previously with The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men and Passenger, plus this year's SXSW. The duo will return for a nation-wide tour this October, which includes a string of performances at CMJ Music Marathon. Tour dates to be announced shortly.

Monday, August 19, 2013

SOTD: "Jason" - The Albertans

Supporting their latest studio album, Dangerous Anything, Vancouver's The Albertans are back on the road, starting in Portland on September 4 and making their way to Quebec for POP Montreal.

Dangerous Anything, will be released September 10, on Ernest Jenning Record Co.


Sept 4 - Portland, OR - Holocene
Sept 5 - Seattle, WA - Rendezvous
Sept 6 - Vancouver, BC - Cobalt
Sept 7 - Whistler, BC - GLC
Sept 10 - Jasper, AB - Olive Bistro (Acoustic Performance)
Sept 11 - Jasper, AB - Pete's Night Club
Sept 13 - Calgary, AB - Broken City
Sept 15 - Edmonton, AB - The Artery
Sept 16 - Canora, SK - Lunn Hotel
Sept 17 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
Sept 18 - Minneapolis, MN - Big V's
Sept 19 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Sept 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Public House
Sept 21 - Madison, WI - Rigby Pub
Sept 22 - Chicago, IL - The Township
Sept 23 - Detroit, MI - The Jazz Club
Sept 24 - Toronto, ON - The Dakota
Sept 26 - Oshawa, ON - The Mustache Club
Sept 27 - POP Montreal - La Brique
Sept 28 - POP Montreal - (TBA)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Frightened Rabbit & Augustines Fall Tour

Some really cool news this week that Frightened Rabbit & Augustines (they dropped the "We Are" from their name) will be going on a Fall North American tour this year. Below is a short video announcing the tour along with tour dates and cities. This will be a great tour, highly recommend getting a ticket if this tour comes to your area.

24 SEP Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
25 SEP Calgary, Alberta, CAN
26 SEP Spokane, WA
27 SEP Boise, ID
28 SEP Sacramento, CA
30 SEP San Francisco, CA
01 OCT Los Angeles, CA
03 OCT Pomona, CA
04 OCT Tempe, AZ
05 OCT Santa Fe, NM
06 OCT Tulsa, OK
07 OCT Dallas, TX
09 OCT Athens, GA
10 OCT Jacksonville, FL
11 OCT Ft Lauderdale, FL
12 OCT Orlando, FL
14 OCT Charlottesville, VA
15 OCT Columbus, OH
17 OCT Toronto, CAN
18 OCT London, ONT
19 OCT Rochester, NY
21 OCT Boston, MA
22 OCT Boston, MA
24 OCT New York, NY
25 OCT New York, NY
26 OCT Asbury Park, NJ
27 OCT Philadelphia, PA
29 OCT Washington, DC
29 OCT Washington, DC

Monday, August 12, 2013

SOTD: "Penitentiary" - Houndmouth

Saw these guys at Lollapalooza last weekend, really enjoyed their set.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Outside Lands Ustream Webcast

The Outside Lands Festival has released their 2013 webcast lineup. From the press release...

The 6th annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in association with Ustream, the leading technology platform for live social video streaming, announce the lineup for the festival's 2013 live webcast, beginning Friday August 9th. Fans will be able to experience exclusive Outside Lands performances from artists including Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Pretty Lights, Kaskade, Vampire Weekend, The National, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jurassic 5, Band of Horses, Fishbone, Grizzly Bear, The Head and The Heart, Dawes and many more while they are happening via Ustream's interactive, socially integrated platform.

A complete lineup of all the webcasts is below. Outside Lands will take place this weekend, August 9 - 11, in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

This year's Outside Lands webcast will be available for viewing on

2013 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Webcast Lineup Via Ustream:
Atlas Genius
Band of Horses
Camper Van Beethoven
Gary Clark Jr.
The Easy Leaves
Grizzly Bear
The Growlers
Daryl Hall & John Oates
The Head and The Heart
The Heavy
Jurassic 5
Little Green Cars
The Lone Bellow
Midi Matilda
Milo Greene
The National
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Nine Inch Nails
Pretty Lights
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Emeli Sande
Smith Westerns
Soft White Sixties
Surfer Blood
The Tallest Man on Earth
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave.
Twenty One Pilots
Vampire Weekend
Foy Vance
Kurt Vile & the Violators
Jessie Ware
Wild Belle
Young the Giant
Youth Lagoon
and more.

Haim Debut Release - Days Are Gone

One of the best sets I saw over the weekend at Lollapalooza was the band HAIM, who I've written a bunch about previously on this site (although this was my first chance seeing them live). Now we've got some news on their anticipated debut album, see the press release below along with some upcoming tour dates....


First Single 'The Wire' Available Now On iTunes

(Columbia Records; New York, NY; August 5, 2013) - Breakout band HAIM will release their highly anticipated debut album, Days Are Gone, on September 30 via Columbia Records. , available today for pre-order on iTunes ( Recorded mostly in HAIM's native Los Angeles, the album sees sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim working alongside acclaimed producers Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Vampire Weekend) and James Ford (Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys). Days Are Gone will feature crowd favorites "Falling," "Forever," and "Don't Save Me" as well as brand new tracks that have yet to air live, including title track "Days Are Gone," which was co-written with Kid Harpoon and Jessie Ware (see below for full track listing).

"The Wire," the first single from Days Are Gone, is available now on iTunes. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will instantly receive a download of the track "The Wire" ( Already a live favorite, Fader observes, "the track's final studio incarnation wisely emphasizes what HAIM does so well live, with 'We Will Rock You'-styled drums, shades of guitar theatrics and a triumphant, everybody-together-now vocal medley." MTV Buzzworthy has proclaimed the infectious track a "monster of a song: huge, hooky and ready to wreck major cities and/or pop charts," and Pitchfork concludes that HAIM are "making some of the best power-pop out there right now." A music video for "The Wire" will be released shortly.

The Southern California trio has attracted a surge of industry attention since releasing their EPs Forever, Don't Save Me and Falling. The band has also been prominently featured in Rolling Stone's esteemed Best of Rock issue and Elle's Women In Music issue, as well as recognized as "Faces to Watch 2013" by The Los Angeles Times, "20 Bands To Watch Out For" by Complex and "15 New Stars We Love" by Entertainment Weekly. In the UK, HAIM have impressively become the first female American act to ever win the BBC's Sound of 2013, an annual poll of industry leaders to identify the most promising new music talent. This award has been a reliable indicator of success in recent years, with Ellie Goulding and Jessie J being named the winners in the past.

HAIM's electrifying live performances, including sold-out headlining shows at Los Angeles' Troubadour and New York's Music Hall of Williamsburg in addition to festival appearances at SXSW, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Governor's Ball, have made waves on both sides of the Atlantic. Fader has declared that HAIM's "practiced live show easily rivals any of their peers," and it is no wonder that HAIM have been asked to support the likes of Phoenix, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons and Vampire Weekend on tour. Later this month, HAIM will embark on a headlining North American tour with stops in New York, Boston and Los Angeles, among others (see below for full US tour dates).

Time Out New York predicted "it's safe to say that 2013 is going to be a good year for HAIM," but with the release of their debut album, HAIM are only just getting started.

The full track listing for Days are Gone is as follows:

1. Falling
2. Forever
3. The Wire
4. If I Could Change Your Mind
5. Honey & I
6. Don't Save Me
7. Days Are Gone
8. My Song 5
9. Go Slow
10. Let Me Go
11. Running If You Call My Name

US Tour Dates:

8/31 Philadelphia, PA Made in America
9/1 Boston, MA Paradise
9/3 New York, NY Webster Hall
9/7 Guthrie, OK Ottonwood Flast *
10/4 Austin, TX Antone's
10/5 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/6 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
10/8 Dallas, TX Trees
10/10 Lawrence, KS The Granada
10/12 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/14 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
10/15 San Diego, CA Casbah
10/16 Los Angeles, CA Fonda
10/18 Pomona, CA The Glass House
10/20 San Francisco, CA Treasure Island
10/22 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
10/23 Seattle, WA Neumos
10/27 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful
*Supporting Mumford and Sons

SOTD: "Santa Tereza" - Raccoon Fighter

Raccoon Fighter's album, ZIL, comes out October 1st, and the first track is now available to stream & download above.

If you're local to NYC, you can catch the Band LIVE on Tuesday 8/13 @ Pianos

ZIL Tracklist:
Santa Tereza
My Ticket
Street Urchins
Down and Out In a Diamond City
In My Pocket
Wolf At Your Window
Pyramid Scheme to Heaven

Monday, July 29, 2013

Typhoon: "Thinking About You" (Frank Ocean cover)

Thanks to my buddy TR for passing this along, a phenomenal cover by Typhoon of Frank Ocean's "Thinking About You".

SOTD: "The Wire" - Haim

Here's the latest from Haim, looking forward to seeing these ladies in concert soon.

Monday, July 15, 2013

SOTD: "Tonight" - M. Lockwood Porter

Monday, July 1, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

SOTD: "Young Fathers" - Typhoon

Typhoon has released the single "Young Fathers" from their anticipated new album White Lighter.

"White Lighter" - out August 20th - is the follow up to the bands EP A New Kind Of House.

Typhoon will head out on a North America headlining tour beginning September 5th in their hometown of Portland, OR. This six-week tour will include performances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Music Fest NW, along with stops in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Tour dates below.

Tour Dates (more to be announced):

September 5-6 Music Fest NW Portland, OR
September 9 The Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC
September 10 The Crocodile Café Seattle, WA
September 12 El Korah Shrine Boise, ID
September 13 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
September 14 Hi-Dive Denver, CO
September 16 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
September 17 The Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
September 19 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
September 20 Schubas Chicago, IL
September 21 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH
September 22 Wexner Center Columbus, OH
September 25 Pop! Montreal Montreal, QB
September 26 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT
September 27 The Iron Horse Northampton, MA
September 28 Littlefield Brooklyn, NY
September 29 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
September 30 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
October 1 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
October 2 The Rock 'n Roll Hotel Washington, DC
October 4-6 & 11-13 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX
October 17 The Satellite Los Angeles, CA
October 19 WOW Hall Eugene, OR

Monday, June 24, 2013

SOTD: "This Life" - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

"This Life" will appear on the forthcoming self-titled album due out July 23rd. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are on an extensive tour right now, dates and ticket info HERE.

Yeasayer News & Summer Tour Dates

Yeasayer released a newsletter last week highlighting the remaining dates on their summer tour, which you can find below. Addtionally, after the tour, the band will retreat to the studio to write and record their fourth full length album. For more information on the band, and to purchase tickets to any of the upcoming shows, visit Yeasayer's website HERE.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SOTD: "The Rock" - Deer Tick

Wow, loving this first single, "The Rock" from Deer Tick's upcoming release, Negativity.

From the Rolling Stone premiere article....

"'The Rock' is a song about being in love with an artist and subsequently having your heart broken by that artist,' McCauley tells Rolling Stone. "The silly little metaphors in the song are 'the rock' which is the power to destroy your relationship, and 'the window' which is the relationship. I like the idea of a breakup being represented by shattering glass."

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Shine A Light 2013: "A Night With Deer Tick"

This upcoming Thursday night, the Tommy Brull Foundation will be presenting Shine A Light 2013: "A Night with Deer Tick" out in Rockville Center, NY. From the event's Facebook page.

THE TOMMY BRULL FOUNDATION is proud to announce SHINE A LIGHT 2013 with special guests DEER TICK
Please join us to celebrate Tommy's life and the completion of the new Camp ANCHOR building that we have been raising money towards for the last five years. We will be celebrating that the gymnasium/auditorium will be named after Tommy!
The show will start off with opening acts Matt Barthel and The Midnight Snacks.
We have changed the venue to Cannon's Blackthorn and tickets will be limited so please purchase in advance to assure a spot at this special night of music.

For people in NYC, this is a short half hour or so train ride out and the venue is right next to the station. Not a bad trip for people in surrounding areas either. Tickets are available HERE.

I've been trying to make it out for this benefit the last few years but have always had a conflict, really glad to finally get the chance to attend.

Below you'll find two videos, the first is the making of the posters for the event and the second is a short preview that Deer Tick released last week for their upcoming album, "Negativity".

SOTD: "Endtimes" - Grandchildren

Above you can find Grandchildren's new video for "End Times," off their latest album Golden Age.

Grandchildren recently began a U.S. tour in support of Golden Age, their sophomore release, which was produced by Man Man's Chris Powell and Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog). The tour includes dates with Hands, Yip Deceiver, Hooded Fang, The Fleeting Ends, Caravan Palace and more.

Grandchildren Tour Dates:
6/6 - Pittsburgh, PA - Lava Lounge - w/The Fleeting Ends
6/7 - Toledo, OH - Ottawa Tavern
6/9 - Chicago, Il - Empty Bottle - w/Hooded Fang + Songs for Gods
6/10 - Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
6/11 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry - w/Hands
6/12 - St Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6/13 - St Louis, MO - The Heavy Anchor
6/14 - New Albany, IN - Dillinger's
6/15 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlies - w/Nativity Singers + The Jive Hounds
6/17 - Asheville, NC - Apothecary
6/18 - Atlanta, GA - The Basement - w/Yip Deceiver + The Fleeting Ends
6/19 - St Augustine, FL - The Standard - w/Yip Deceiver
6/20 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits - w/Yip Deceiver
6/21 - Raleigh, NC - Kings - w/The Fleeting Ends
6/22 - Wilmington, NC - Soapbox - w/Owen + Slingshot Dakota
6/23 - Chapel Hill, NC - The Cave - w/The Fleeting Ends
6/24 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter - w/ JV Thrusting Squad + Nude Photos of Celebrities
6/25 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA - w/Caravan Palace
6/26 - Washington DC - Velvet Lounge - w/Laughing Man
6/27 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery - w/Paint Branch

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SOTD: "I Will Steal You Back" - Jimmy Eat World

If you like the new single from Jimmy Eat World, you can also stream the whole upcoming album Damage right HERE.

Monday, June 3, 2013

SOTD: "Brick x Brick" - Christopher Paul Stelling

This is the latest from Christopher Paul Stelling, off his new release, False Cities. Christopher is an extremely talented singer-songwriter who've I've gotten to see a couple times in NYC. You can read a bit about his live show HERE.

If you'd like to stream and buy the MP3, you can do that below.

The entire album is streaming at SPIN online HERE.

Christopher Paul Stelling kicks off a tour throughout the US and Canada this week. His record release show will be Thursday night at The Living Room in NYC, tickets available HERE.

6/06 - The Living Room - New York, NY
6/07 - Tin Angel - Philadelphia, PA
6/11 - Cafe Nine - New Haven, CT
6/12 - Local 121 - Providence, RI
6/13 - The Oak & The Ax - Biddeford, ME
6/14 - Radio Bean - Burlington, VT
6/17 - Divan Orange - Montreal, QC
6/18 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ONT
6/20 - Abilene Bar & Lounge - Rochester, NY
6/27 - Harvest Gallery Wine Bar - Dennis, MA
7/10 - Eddie's Attic - Decatur, GA
7/11 - The Bluebird Cafe - Nashville, TN
7/13 - Bunbury Music Festival - Cincinnati, OH
7/16 - Rozz Tox - Rock Island, IL
7/17 - Shitty Barn Sessions - Spring Green, WI
7/18 - Thursdays on First and Third - Rochester, MN
7/20 - The Ace Bar - Chicago, IL
7/21 - The Milwaukee Opry - Milwaukee, WI
7/23 - Rumba Cafe - Columbus, OH
7/25 - Newport Blues Cafe - Newport, RI (Festival kickoff w/ The Low Anthem, Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons)
7/26 - Floyd Fest at Blue Bow Pavilion - Floyd, VA
7/27 - Floyd Fest at Blue Bow Pavilion - Floyd, VA
8/16 - BSP Lounge - Kingston, NY

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Frank Ocean: Europe and Canada Tour Dates & Ticket Info

Frank Ocean posted a link this morning for tickets to his upcoming European and Canadian tour. For dates, cities and tickets, go HERE.

SOTD: "Had It Coming" - Matthew Good

Here's the new single from Matthew Good, "Had It Coming", which will be off his upcoming release Arrows of Desire due out Sept. 24th.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

SOTD: "In The City" - Caveman

Here's the latest video from Caveman for their single, "In The City". The band is currently on tour, dates listed below. For more on Caveman, check out their website HERE.

Caveman tour dates (more to be announced):
* w/ Rogue Wave
# co-headline w/ Night Beds

5/25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival (on stage 5:15pm-6pm)
6/13 – Akron, OH @ Musica
6/14 – Champaign, IL @ Highdive
6/15 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House *
6/16 - Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio *
6/18 – Charlotte, VA @ The Southern #
6/19 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
6/20 - Cambridge, MA @ the Sinclair *
6/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg *
6/22 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
6/23 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre *
6/25 - Toronto, ON @ the Mod Club *
6/26 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
6/27 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
6/28 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
6/29 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
7/01 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
7/02 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
9/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
9/28 – Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Matthew Good - Joe's Pub

Tonight I'll be meeting up with a couple old friends to see one of our favorite musicians, Matthew Good. He doesn't get down to NYC too often but when he does, we always seem to get the same crew together to go see him perform. Really looking forward to this one.

Matt recently posted the following on his Facebook page...

May 10, 2013 - 2

Been finishing an acoustic reworking of Truffle Pigs. I wrote and recorded it in a ridiculous open tuning that's hampered me from performing it. In fact, to my knowledge, I don't think it's ever been performed live. So NYC next week may be the first time. Then again, if I did do it the old way during an acoustic performance in the past I may have been well into the rum and just don't remember.

This is one of my favorite Matthew Good songs so I really hope we get the chance to hear it live. If you're not familiar with it, below is the studio version.

SOTD: "Another Life" - Lower

Here's a track from a new band out of the Copenhagen punk scene, Lower. They are about to embark on their first North American tour with Iceage and will be in Brooklyn at the MHOW on June 13th.

This song will be on their upcoming debut full length which is expected to be released in 2013.

You can find out more about Lower including tour dates on their website HERE.

Monday, May 13, 2013

SOTD: "Dreams of Cannibalism" - Typhoon

Below is the latest from Typhoon's upcoming release which I can't wait to get my hands on. This band is criminally underrated (or maybe criminally unknown is the right term). Either way, one of the best new bands I've been following the last few years.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Austin City Limits 2013 Lineup Announcement

The 2013 Austin City Limits lineup was announced early this morning. Headliners include Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse & Kings of Leon. You can see the full lineup and find out much more information including ticket sale dates on the website HERE. Also see the full video lineup announcement below.

SOTD: "I Am Who I Am" - Buckeye Knoll

This track is from Buckeye Knoll's LP, Lovecreek, which was released late last month. Along with the video above, you can stream the track HERE. You can find out more about the band at their website HERE.

Monday, May 6, 2013

SOTD: "How I Roll" - Charlie Mars


5/31 - Chicago, IL @ City Winery
6/1 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Dakota Jazz Club - 7 PM & 9 PM SHOWS
6/2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
6/5 - Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy's Bar & Grill
6/6 - Covington, KY @ Molly Malone's
6/7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
6/8 - Albany, NY @ The Linda/WAMC Performing Arts Studio
6/9 - Portland, ME @ The 40th Annual Old Port festival
6/10 - Hamden, CT @ The Outer Space
6/11 - Cambridge, MA @ Club Passim
6/12 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
6/13 - Hummelstown, PA @ The Cocoa Beanery
6/14 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall II
6/15 - Ringwood, NJ @ Drew's House
6/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel
6/18 - Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
6/19 - Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
6/20 - Decatur, GA @ Eddie's Attic
6/21 - Charleston, SC @ Circular Church

Thursday, April 25, 2013

SOTD: "The City" - The 1975

One of my favorite songs last year was The 1975's "Sex" (listen HERE). This is the video and stream for their latest single, "The City".

The band has also announced a tour with The Neighbourhood for three weeks of dates in June. They will perform two headlining shows in California in July and will shortly be announcing a full US headline tour for October. All dates below.

The 1975 on tour with The Neighbourhood:

June 4th - Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
June 5th - Dallas, TX @ Trees
June 7th - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
June 8th - Austin, TX @ Antones
June 11th - Orlando, FL @ The Social
June 12th - St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662
June 14th - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
June 15th - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
June 17th - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
June 18th - Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
June 19th - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
June 22nd - Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
June 23rd - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase
June 25th - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
June 26th - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Headlining shows:
July 24th - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
July 25th - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jim James & The Roots at Prospect Park Bandshell 6/18 - Tix on Sale today at Noon

The Roots and Jim James Present: “State of the Union”

A Night of Collaborative Performances

Jim James and his full band will be collaborating with The Roots in a one-time “State of the Union” performance at this year’s Celebrate Brooklyn festivities at the Prospect Park Bandshell on June 18th.

Tickets available today at Noon right HERE.

Jim James Tour Dates
4/17: Brown Theater Lousiville, KY SOLD OUT
4/19: Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
4/20: Vic Theater Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
4/21: First Avenue Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT
4/23: Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
4/24: Phoenix Concert Theater Toronto, ON SOLD OUT
4/26: Royale Boston, MA SOLD OUT
4/27: Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA SOLD OUT
4/29: Webster Hall New York, NY SOLD OUT
4/30: 9:30 Club Washington, DCSOLD OUT
5/02: Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN SOLD OUT
5/03: The Orange Peel Asheville, NC SOLD OUT
5/04: Shaky Knees Music Festival Atlanta, GA
5/06: Stubbs Waller Creek Austin, TX
5/07: House of Blues Dallas, TX
5/09: Ogden Theater Denver, CO SOLD OUT
5/11: Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
5/12: The Fillmore San Francisco, CA SOLD OUT
5/14: Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
5/15: Neptune Theater Seattle, WA
5/17: Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL
6/14: Bonnarroo Manchester, TN
6/15: Bonnarroo Manchester, TN
6/17: Late Show w/ David Letterman New York, NY
6/18: Celebrate Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY NEW DATE
6/22: Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE
7/13: Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY
7/27: Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SOTD: "I Will Steal You Back" - Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World have unveiled "I Will Steal You Back," the first single from the band's new studio album, Damage, out June 11th on RCA Records.

Damage will be supported with a world tour, including a handful of dates just announced.

Arizona "Home-State" Tour:
5/3 - Yuma, AZ @ Strummer's Village Tavern
5/4 - Flagstaff, AZ @The Orpheum Theater
5/9 - Casa Grande, AZ @ Paramount Theatre
5/10 - Wickenburg, AZ @ Wickenburg Community Theatre
5/11 - Sierra Vista, AZ @ Knights of Columbus

Just Announced:
5/17 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (91 X-clusive)
6/16 - London, UK @ Koko
6/18 - Luxembourg, @ Rockhal
6/19 - Berlin, GE @ Astra
6/22 - Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar

For a complete list of tour dates go to

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

SOTD: "This Disorder" - The Features

This is the first single from The Features' upcoming self-titled album. Tour dates listed below.

12 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
27 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree

01 - Louisville, KY - Kentucky Derby Fest-A-Ville
08 - Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy
09 - New York, NY - Santos Party House
10 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory
12 - Boston, MA - Middle East (Upstairs)
15 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
16 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
17 - Wilmington, DE - Soapbox
18 - Greensboro, NC - Bind Tiger
19 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
22 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
23 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
24 - Orlando, FL - The Social
29 - New Orleans, LA - Hi-Ho Lounge
30 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Downstairs
31 - Austin, TX - The Belmont

01 - Dallas, TX - Trees
06 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
08 - Green Bay, WI - Crunchy Frog

04 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
12 - Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival

Friday, April 5, 2013

SOTD: "Pigeon Feathers" - River Whyless

Loving this tune that my buddy Wayne passed along...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jimmy Eat World: Damage

Good news from the Jimmy Eat World camp, the band will be releasing a new album this June. From the press release....

Jimmy Eat World will release their seventh studio album, Damage, on June 11th on RCA Records. Damage, is the follow up to 2010's critically-acclaimed Invented, and the first release on their label partner RCA Records.

Damage was produced by Jimmy Eat World and Alain Johannes (Mark Lanegan, Chris Cornell) and recorded in the fall of 2012 at the producer's Los Angeles home studio. Mixing duties were left to James Brown's (Sound City, NIN, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart) astute hand, and features 10 tracks of new material (see full track list below).

Damage will be supported with a world tour beginning in May, details to be announced soon.

Damage is:
1. Appreciation
2. Damage
3. Lean
4. Book Of Love
5. I Will Steal You Back
6. Please Say No
7. How'd You Have Me
8. No, Never
9. Byebyelove
10. You Were Good

SOTD: "Pickle" - Army Navy

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Dawes Album Stream: Stories Don't End

You can now stream the new Dawes album, Stories Don't End. Take a listen on the Amazon website right HERE.

The Lumineers: Additional Spring North American Tour Dates

The Lumineers have added some North American dates to their current tour, including festival dates at Sasquatch and Bonnaroo. For more information on the band and tour, visit their homepage HERE.

Upcoming Tour Dates
Apr 14 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
Apr 19 - Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theater
Apr 21 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
Apr 24 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
Apr 25 - Dallas, TX @ Verizon Ampitheater
Apr 26 - Austin, TX @ The Tower Ampitheater
Apr 30 - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
May 01 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
May 02 - Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
May 03 - Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
May 05 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knee Music Festival
May 24-27 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
May 30 - Lancaster, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater*%
May 31 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center*%
Jun 01 - Kansas City, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater*%
Jun 04 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*
Jun 06 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*%
Jun 07 - Canandaugia, NY @ CMAC*%
Jun 06-09 - Mountain Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival
Jun 07-09 - New York, NY @ Governor's Ball
Jun 12 - Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion*%
Jun 13 - Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater*% (Presale: April 10; On-sale April 12)
Jun 14 - Charleston, SC @ Family Circle Pavilion* (Presale: April 10; On-sale April 12)
Jun 13-16 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival

*with Cold War Kids
%with J Roddy Walston

SOTD: "Never Give Up" - Walla

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SOTD: "Where's The Time" - Caveman

Here's a new track from Caveman's upcoming self-titled release. Full track listing and album preorder available below.

Caveman - CAVEMAN tracklisting:

Pre-sale link HERE

01 -- Strange to Suffer
02 -- In the City
03 -- Shut You Down
04 -- Where's the Time
05 -- Chances
06 -- Over My Head
07 -- Ankles
08 -- Pricey
09 -- I See You
10 -- I Never Want to Know
11 -- The Big Push

31-Date National Tour Ends With Homecoming Show at Webster Hall on 4/10

Caveman tour dates (more to be announced):

Tue, Mar 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Thu, Mar 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

Fri, Mar 29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Sat, Mar 30 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

Mon, Apr 01 – Austin, TX @ The Parish INFO

Tue, Apr 02 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf 
Thu, Apr 04 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
Fri, Apr 05 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

Sat, Apr 06 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

Sun, Apr 07 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 
Tue, Apr 09 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage INFO
Wed, Apr 10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Thu, Apr 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 23-25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival

Thursday, March 21, 2013

SOTD: "Little Blimp" - The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable Tour Dates

3/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda
3/22 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/23 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/25 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
3/26 - Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
3/27 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune
3/29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
3/30 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
4/1 - Sauget, IL @ Pops
4/2 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
4/3 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/6 - Columbus, OH @ CD102.5 Day
4/7 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
4/8 - Lansing, MI @ The Loft
4/9 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
4/12 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
4/13 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
4/14 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/18 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/19 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/21 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/23 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
4/24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
4/26 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard Hall
4/27 Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival
4/29 Dallas, TX @ Tree's
4/30 Austin, TX @ Emo's East
5/01 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
5/03 Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Fest
5/04 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/05 Tampa, FL @ State Theater
5/06 Orlando, FL @ The Social
5/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
5/09 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
5/10 Wilmington, NC @ Brooklyn Art Center
5/11 Richmond, VA @ The National

Monday, March 18, 2013

SOTD: "Simpletons" - The Bats


5.30.13 Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas - Red 7
6.1.13 Brooklyn, NY @ NYC Popfest - Public Assembly
6.2.13 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
6.3.13 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
6.4.13 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
6.5.13 Washington, DC @ DC9
6.7.13 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
6.9.13 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
6.11.13 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
6.12.13 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
6.14.13 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
6.15.13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite

Friday, March 8, 2013

SOTD: "Do Wrong Right" - The Devil Makes Three

Upcoming tour dates listed below (including SXSW), for more information on The Devil Makes Three, check out their website HERE.


14 - Thursday at Threadgills (New West Party) Time TBD
301 W. Riverside Dr.
14 - Thursday at Weather Up (Billy Reid Party) at 1:40 PM
1808 E. Chavez Street
15 - Friday at The Parish (New West Party) at 1:00 AM

17 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
18 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
19 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
20 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
21 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
24 - Cleveland, OH - Cambridge Room
25 - Indianapolis, IN - The Deluxe
26 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
27 - Madison, WI - The Majestic
28 - Davenport, IA - The Redstone Room
30 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar

02 - Norman, OK - Opolis
03 - Dallas, TX - Cambridge Room
04 - Austin, TX - Antone's
05 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
08 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution Music Hall
09 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Café
10 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
11 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

SOTD: "Grace for Saints and Ramblers" - Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine's new studio album, Ghost on Ghost, is due April 16. The album is now available to pre-order on CD and vinyl at and includes a limited-edition print of Sam Beam's handwritten lyric sheet for the album track "Grace for Saints and Ramblers" (a select number of which will be autographed), an instant download of the song, and a download of the complete album available April 16.

U.S. and European Spring Tour Dates
Iron & Wine will be hitting the road this spring for a run through the U.S. and Europe.

Tickets are now on sale.

May 11, 2013
BottleRock Festival, Napa, CA

May 13, 2013
Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead , Pittsburgh, PA

May 14, 2013
New York, NY, Beacon Theatre

May 15, 2013
Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA

May 16, 2013
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, VA

May 17, 2013
Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA

May 18, 2013
State Theatre, Portland, ME

May 29, 2013
Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

May 30, 2013
Opera House, Manchester, United Kingdom

May 31, 2013
The Barbican, London, United Kingdom

June 1, 2013
La Cigale, Paris, France

June 2, 2013
Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands

June 3, 2013
Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium

June 5, 2013
Admiralspalast, Berlin, Germany

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SOTD: "Running For Cover" - Ivan & Alyosha

"Running For Cover" is the first single from All the Times We Had, Ivan & Alyosha's first full-length album. The song is also the Itunes song of the week and you can download it for free right HERE. The band is also currently on tour, dates listed below.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

* = w/ The Lone Bellow

26 - Seattle, WA - Sonic Boom (6 pm Free All Ages In Store Performance)

06 - Denver, CO - High Dive
07 - Albuquerque, NM - Low Spirits
09 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar

12-16 - SXSW Schedule TBA

17 - Flagstaff, AZ - The Green Room *
18 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
19 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo *
20 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall *
22 - Davis, CA - Sophia's Thai Kitchen
23 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bonds Garage
24 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar

03 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
04 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
06 - Wichita, KS - Barleycorn's
07 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
08 - Memphis, TN - A Schwab Downtown
09 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
10 - Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box
11 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
12 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
13 - Chattanooga, TN - JJ's Bohemia *
14 - Asheville, NC - Emerald Lounge *
15 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
16 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
17 - Washington, DC - DC9 *
18 - New York, NY - Santos Party House
20 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
21 - Ottawa, ON - Café Dekcuf *
22 - Toronto, ON - The Drake *
23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *
24 - Columbus, OH - The Basement *
25 - Cincinnati, OH - Mayday *
26 - Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio *
27 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern * (SOLD OUT)
28 - Madison, WI - The Frequency *
29 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
30 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret

02 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina
03 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
04 - Calgary, AB - Hifi Club
05 - Spokane, WA - Carrs Corner
06 - Wenatchee, WA - Caffe Mela
07 - Bellingham, WA - The Wilde Buffalo
09 - Vancouver, BC - The Media Club

Monday, February 25, 2013

Game of Thrones Season 3 Preview - MS MR's "Bones"

Game of Thrones released a preview for it's upcoming Season 3 with a haunting background track. What is that song you ask?.... it's called Bones, by the band MS MR. Hear the full track below.

SOTD: "Bear Creek" - Glow Marrow

Along with the above video, you can also stream the song below. For more information on Glow Marrow, check out their website HERE.

Friday, February 22, 2013

SOTD: "I Am Not Waiting Anymore" - Field Report

Here's the video for the single from Field Report, "I Am Not Waiting Anymore", off their debut self-titled album.

Field Report will headline several dates before appearing at SXSW in March, followed by a tour of the East Coast with Sara Watkins.

Tour Dates:
3/5 - Evanston, IL - SPACE
3/6 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
3/7 - Nashville, TN - Communion
3/8 - Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic
3/9 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover
3/12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's: Downstairs
3/13-3/16 - Austin, TX - SXSW
3/19 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark*
3/20 - Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall (Studio Stage)
3/21 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt*
3/22 - New Hope, PA - New Hope Winery*
3/23 - Albany, NY - Swyer Theatre*
3/25 - Boston, MA - Sinclair*
3/26 - New York, NY - City Winery*
3/28 - Blairstown, NJ - The Historic Blairstown Theatre*
3/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Tin Angel*
3/30 - Easton, MD - Historic Avalon Theatre*

* w/ Sara Watkins