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Band Of Skulls – “So Good” [Video]

The video for “So Good,” is the latest track to be revealed off Band of Skulls’ upcoming new album By Default. The song sees bassist and vocalist Emma Richardson take lead vocal and finds the band in new territory.

By Default will be released May 27 on BMG, which is the band’s debut with the label. Produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded at Rockfield Studios, By Default finds the English trio—Richardson, Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums). The album is a follow up to their 2014 release, Himalayan.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “People-Vultures” [Video]

The Australian psych septet King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have an exciting and crazy new video for “People-Vultures.” The track is off the Headphone Approved record Nonagon Infinity and is just another fine example of the rocket ride this record takes. Make sure you catch this band on tour if you can. Their current dates are listed below.

North America May Tour:
05/07 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi *
05/08 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
05/09 Cleveland, OH @ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum *
05/10 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
05/11 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
05/12 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace *
05/13 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
05/14 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
05/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
05/16 New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
05/18 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
05/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
05/22 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door *
05/24 Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley *
05/25 San Francisco, CA @ Independent *
05/26 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
05/27 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
05/28 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
05/30 George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival at The Gorge Amphitheater
* w/ The Murlocs
# w/ Mac DeMarco

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – “Marmalade March” [Video]

Australia’s excellent psych music scene just keeps growing with Perth’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. The band have just dropped their debut album High Visceral {Part 1}.

The name alone should have you looking this group up but after checking out the video you will hear why they should be added to the list!

Sat March 19 – High Visceral {Pt 1} Album Launch, The Bird, Perth
Fri April 1 – Endless Boogie (USA), Four5Nine Bar, Perth
Fri April 8 – Goons of Doom WA Tour, Soggybones, Perth
Sat April 9 – Goons of Doom WA Tour, Margaret River Footy Club, Margaret River
Sun April 10 – Goons of Doom WA Tour, Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough
Fri May 13 – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Album Tour, The Hotel Metro, Adelaide
Sat May 14 – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Album Tour, 303, Melbourne
Wed May 18 – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Album Tour, Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney
Thur May 19 – No Refunds, Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
Fri May 20 – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Tour, Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast
Sat May 21 – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Album Tour, Rics Bar, Brisbane

Whitney – “Golden Days” [Video]

We just featured a review of the solo debut from former Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori a few days ago. Now you can catch up with Max Kakacek and Julian Ehrlich – both formerly of Smith Westerns – and their new band Whitney.

“Golden Days” is their swaying new catchy single and video from the forthcoming Secretly Canadian debut Light Upon The Lake that is due out June 3rd. If you were a fan of the Smith Westerns, I think both projects will fill your void!

Sturgill Simpson – “In Bloom” [Video]

“In Bloom” is the second song released from Sturgill Simpson’s anticipated new album, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, which will be released April 15 on Atlantic Records. Produced by Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth was written—beginning to end—as a letter to his first child, who arrived during the summer of 2014, and features eight original songs as well as “In Bloom.”

PJ Harvey – “The Community Of Hope” [Video]

“The Community of Hope” video was directed by award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker Seamus Murphy, drawing on footage filmed during trips to Washington, D.C. undertaken by Harvey and Murphy. This is the second single taken from PJ Harvey’s forthcoming album The Hope Six Demolition Project, out April 15th on Vagrant Records.

PJ Harvey and her 10-piece band will perform a number of festival dates across Europe this summer, including London’s Field Day on Sunday 12th June, and a return to Glastonbury on Sunday 26th June, twelve years after her last appearance at Worthy Farm.

06/04/16 – Barcelona, Spain‬‬‬‬ – Primavera Sound
06/05/16 – Paris, France‬ – We Love Green Festival
06/07/16 – Athens, Greece – Release Athens
06/08/16 – Istanbul, Turkey – Zorlu Performing Arts Centre
06/10/16 – Porto, Portugal – Primavera Sound
06/12/16 – London, UK‬ – Field Day
06/17/16 – Helsinki, Finland‬ – Sideways Festival
06/18/16 – Moscow, Russia‬ – Ahmad Tea Music Festival
06/20/16 – Berlin, Germany‬ – Zitadelle Spandau
06/22/16 – Zagreb, Croatia‬ – INMusic
06/24/16 – Beuningen, Netherlands‬ – Down The Rabbit Hole
06/26/16 – Somerset, UK – Glastonbury
06/27/16 – Cornwall, UK – Eden Sessions
06/29/16 – Gdynia, Poland‬ – Open’er Festival
06/30/16 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07/02/16 – Werchter, Belgium‬ – Rock Werchter
07/03/16 – Herouville St Clair, France‬ – Beauregard Festival
07/07/16 – Trenčín, Slovakia‬ – Pohoda Festival
07/08/16 – Vienna, Austria‬ – Harvest of Art Festival
08/11/16 – Oslo, Norway‬ – OYA
08/12/16 – Gothenburg, Sweden‬ – Way Out West
11/06/16 – Reykjavik, Iceland – Iceland Airwaves

Bleached – “Wednesday Night Melody” [Video]

Here is the newest Bleached video for their single, “Wednesday Night Melody,” from their forthcoming album, Welcome The Worms, out April 1st on Dead Oceans. The video depicts Bleached band members, Jessie Clavin and Micayla Grace, coming home to find their lead singer, Jennifer Clavin, dead. But the band has an important gig that night at renowned L.A. rock club, The Smell, and the show must go on!

Nada Surf: “Rushing” [Video]

Nada Surf has released a new video for the song “Rushing,” off of their just released album You Know Who You Are. The video was shot in Paris and was written and directed by Emilie and Sarah Barbault and produced by Fastpod. It stars Nada Surf singer/songwriter/guitarist Matthew Caws along with Angelica Sarre and Vincent Paquot.


12 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
13 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
14 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
17 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
19 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
20 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
21 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
22 – San Diego, CA – Irenic
24 – Denver, CO – Bluebird
25 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads
27 – Austin, TX – Parish
28 – Dallas, TX – Granada
29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

1 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
2 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
3 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
4 – Boston, MA – Paradise