If your into tripped out animation be sure to check out Absolutely Free’s new video for “Beneath the Air” over at Noisey.
Spoiler: The devil cries himself to death in a pool of his own tears.Read More
Sea Oleena shares the first single, “If I’m” from her debut full-length Shallow, out September 30 via Lefse Records. After self-releasing two gorgeously melancholic mini-albums, 2010′s Sea Oleena and 2011′s Sleeplessness, Montréal’s Sea Oleena began writing and recording Shallow in various bedrooms and studios with the help of her brother Luke Loseth.
Shallow finds Oleena at her most focused, compelling state yet. Her tactful use of textures and instrumentation make for a blissful, cinematic listen centered on her captivating voice. Lyrically, she’s unafraid to dive into heartbreaking experiences, which are riddled throughout the album, but feelings of hope and optimism blossom in their wake. Shallow is music to drive to, music to daydream to, music to become immersed in. Because once you let go, these are the songs you can’t help but cling to.
LISTEN/SHARE: “If I’m” via SoundCloud.
Shallow will be released on September 30 via Lefse Records. Pre-order Shallow (HERE).
A Sunny Day In Glasgow’s Sea When Absent drops in the UK/EU next Tuesday, August 4th. For those of you on that side of the world who have yet to pre-order a copy you can find it at these fine retailers, below.
Following a series of well-received singles, Toronto’s Absolutely Free is ready to announce the details of their debut full-length record. Set for release on October 14th via Lefse Records, Absolutely Free finds the three piece honing and expanding their sound, all the while integrating new analog electronics, African polyrhythms, psychedelia, as well as wisps of Bollywood and Krautrock. The band has made the first single from the album, “Beneath the Air,” available to stream. Listen to the track here.Read More
One more week until A Sunny Day In Glasgow’s new album is released. For those of you who have been waiting four years for this moment, wait no more! Sea When Absent is streaming on Pitchfork Advance as we speak, here.
Pre-Order Sea When Absent.
7/3 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
7/6 Washington, DC @ DC9
7/7 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
7/8 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle (w/ Light Foils)
7/9 Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse (w/ Field Trip)
7/11 Spokane, WA @ The Barlett (w/ Ages and Ages)
7/12 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Back Bar (w/ Oh! Pears)
7/13 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (w/ Golden Retriever)
7/15 San Fancisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern (w/ Roses)
7/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre (w/ Roses, United Ghosts)
7/17 Tempe, AZ @ Last Exit
7/19 Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
7/20 Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Saloon
7/21 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
7/22 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa (w/ Cardinal Sons)
7/23 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
7/24 Charlotte, NC @ Recess Fest at Snug Harbor (w/ Spirit System)
7/25 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery (w/ Thrushes, Yumi Zouma)
7/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (w/ Ice Choir, Jason Bartell)
7/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s (w/ Pattern Is Movement)
Congratulations to French For Rabbits on their debut US single! The B-Side on the single is shared below. Be sure to check out FFR member, Brooke Singer, explaining the songs backstory over at Consequence of Sound.
5/28 Lucerne, CH – Radio 3fach Voliere
5/29 Vienna, AT – Badeshiff
5/30 Zagreb, HR – Klub Mocvara
6/5 Halle (Saale), DE – Peisnitzhaus
6/7 Prague, CZ – Habrovka Festival
A Sunny Day in Glasgow have shared “Bye Bye Big Ocean (The End)” and announced their upcoming US tour on Pitchfork today. Stream the track below or go to Pitchfork and get the full scoop.
Thursday, July 3, 14 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Sunday, July 6, 14 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Monday, July 7, 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
Tuesday, July 8, 14 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle (w/ Light Foils)
Wednesday, July 9, 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse (w/ Field Trip)
Friday, July 11, 14 – Missoula, MT @ tba
Saturday, July 12, 14 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Back Bar (w/ Oh! Pears)
Sunday, July 13, 14 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (w/ Golden Retriever)
Tuesday, July 15, 14 – San Fancisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern (w/ Roses)
Wednesday, July 16, 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre (w/ Roses, United Ghosts)
Thursday, July 17, 14 – Tempe, AZ @ Last Exit
Saturday, July 19, 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
Sunday, July 20, 14 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Saloon
Monday, July 21, 14 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Tuesday, July 22, 14 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa (w/ Cardinal Sons)
Wednesday, July 23, 14 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
Thursday, July 24, 14 – Charlotte, NC @ Recess Fest at Snug Harbor (w/ Spirit System)
Friday, July 25, 14 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery (w/ Thrushes, Yumi Zouma)
Saturday, July 26, 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (w/ Ice Choir, Jason Bartell)
Sunday, July 27, 214 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s (w/ Pattern Is Movement)
We are pleased to welcome French For Rabbits, the latest addition to the Lefse roster! The New Zealand due crafts beautiful, heartbreaking music that’s very near to our ears and hearts. On May 27th, they will release their forthcoming 7″, which includes the gorgeous tracks “Goat” and “The Other Side.” Stream the single below and learn more about these two on their artist page. Their full-length debut is slated to release this fall.Read More