Kevin Krauter – “Surprise” [Video]

Indiana-based songwriter Kevin Krauter has announced his sophomore album, Full Hand, which is out February 28th on Bayonet Records, and has shareed the single/video, “Surprise.” Following his 2018 debut Toss Up, a quiet album that was built on intricate guitar riffs that looped back on themselves to create a feeling of sunlit calm, Full Hand dives further into the world he’s created. The songs are evocative of late afternoon light, or dust settling on a creaky floorboard, but with lyrics that probe Krauter’s personal life, grappling with sexuality and religion, while exploring what it means to grow up, grow more critical, and, in turn, more self-confident.

Across 12 tracks, Krauter tackles these emotional states and ideas through elliptical songwriting that is at once poetic and truthful. “A lot of the lyrics touch on how I was raised religiously, touch on me understanding my sexuality more and more in recent years,” Krauter says, “just growing up and becoming more confident in myself…that process of looking inward and taking stock of myself.” It’s not especially uncommon for artists to probe deep into their own psyche to uncover what makes them tic, but Krauter’s light touch feels like something all his own. There’s a palpable sense of joy in Krauter’s acceptance of dire, stressful moments, and a liberation that comes from hearing him realize that the present will eventually be the past, and he’ll be able to look back and find peace.

You can pre-order the new album HERE.

Squirrel Flower – “Headlights” [Video]

Squirrel Flower – the moniker of Ella O’Connor Williams – recently announced I Was Born Swimming, her debut album, out January 31st on Polyvinyl. Following its lead single/video, “Red Shoulder,” she now releases its follow-up single/video, “Headlights.”

Speaking of the track Squirrel Flower says: “’Headlights’ takes place in a moment of solitary reflection; a glance back and a glance forward. I wrote it on tour driving through the pioneer valley in Massachusetts in some heavy fog. Suddenly I was aware of the space the car was plummeting through, both physical and temporal.”

Director Bao Ngo explains the inspiration behind the video: “The video for ‘Headlights’ was inspired by cheesy, classic imagery of actors riding in cars through LA— evoking glamour and sunshine. Here, we ran with the concept and placed it in a Massachusetts suburb on a cold winter day, driving around in circles in a convertible, shooting from morning til night, playing with a slightly warped sense of time so that the video would feel a little cold and a little lonely, and perhaps at times a little jarring, while still aiming to subtly reference the beauty of older Hollywood films.”

You can pre-order I Was Born Swimming HERE. You can check out Squirrel Flower’s 2020 tour dates below.

Squirrel Flower Tour Dates:
Tue. Jan. 28 – London, UK @ The Islington
Fri. Jan. 31 – Brighton, UK @ Resident Records
Sat. Feb. 1 – Bristol, UK @ Friendly Records
Sun. Feb. 2 – Leeds, UK @ Jumbo Records
Tue. Feb. 4 – Diksmuide, BE @ 4AD * [Sold Out]
Wed. Feb. 5 – Nijmegen, BL @ Doornroosje *
Thu. Feb. 6 – Brussels, BE @ AB *
Sat. Feb. 8 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet * [Sold Out]
Thu. March 5 – Freeport, ME @ Cadenza
Fri. March 6 – Middletown, CT @ Mac 650 Art Gallery &
Sat. March 7 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott &
Wed. March 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade &
Thu. March 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits &
Sat. March 13 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd &
Mon. March 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge %
Wed. March 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo %
Thu. March 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill %
Sat. March 28 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza %
Sun. March 29 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge %
Tue. March 31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court %
Thu. April 2 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge %
Mon. April 6 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry %
Tue. April 7 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas %
Wed. April 8 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s %
Fri. April 10 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel &
Sat. April 11 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo &

% = w/ Why Bonnie
& = w/ Cedric Noel
* =w/ Strand of Oaks

The Jay Vons – “Keep on Moving” [Video]

The Jay Vons have a new video for “Keep On Moving” off their debut album, The Word, which is out now via La Castanya. Discussing the video, director Artur Tort (Escafior Films) stated, We wanted to create a very rhythmic piece, mixing apparently random images collected during a short stay in New York with images of the Jay Vons performing at a small studio. It is a kind of back and forth movement between the almost infinite space of the city and the very condensed, narrow location where the band rehearses. Frantic movement of buildings, trains, and urban shapes penetrate inside the studio, and at the same time music and lyrics escape into the constantly evolving landscape.

The Word, recorded at Daptone Studios, Dunham Sounds and Diamond Mine Studios with engineers/producers Wayne Gordon (Sharon Jones/Charles Bradley/King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard/Bad Bad Not Good) and Tommy Brenneck (Mark Ronson/Lee Fields/Bebel Gilberto), showcases how this rhythmic tour-de-force blends their love for ‘60s rock and soul with a deftness born from decades of obsessive record collecting and delivered by countless hours of writing and performing. You can order a copy of the album HERE.

The Murder Capital – “More Is Less” [Video]

Dublin’s The Murder Capital have shared a new video for ‘More Is Less’ – the live version of which went viral and forged the band’s breakthrough last year. The video follows the release of their debut album When I Have Fears in August, which reached a Top 20 chart position in the UK, and a #2 position in their native Ireland.
The new album is available on gatefold colour LP, black LP, as part of a limited bundle (gatefold colour LP, t-shirt, pin & journal), CD and as a digital download. You can order the album HERE.

Produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals) the album features all four singles from the band so far, ‘Feeling Fades’, ‘Green & Blue’ & ‘Don’t Cling To Life’ and ‘More Is Less.’ Alongside the new video the band have a huge string of live dates for 2020 which are listed below, including their biggest London headline show to-date at Electric Ballroom. The band are currently on a sold out UK headline tour and will be playing across Europe in November.

24 January – Chelsea – Vienna, AT
25 January – Strom – Munich, DE
26 January – Underdogs – Prague CZ
28 January – Klub Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, PL
29 January – Projekt LAB – Poznan, PL
31 January – Loppen – Copenhagen, DK

1 February – Atlas – Aarhus, DK
3 February – Musik und Frieden – Berlin, DE
4 February – Gleis 22 – Munster, DE
6 February – Vera – Groningen, NL
7 February – Grauzone Festival – Den Haag, NL
11 February – Botanique – Brussels, BE
13 February – Leeds Irish Centre – Leeds, UK
14 February – Manchester Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
15 February – The Art School – Glasgow, UK
17 February – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
18 February – Wedgewood Rooms – Portsmouth, UK
19 February – SWX – Bristol, UK
21 February – Electric Ballroom – London, UK
22 February – The Leadmill – Sheffield, UK
24 February – The O2 Institute 2 – Birmingham, UK
25 February – O2 Academy 2 Liverpool – Liverpool, UK
27 February – Vicar Street – Dublin, IRE

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – “Mundungus” [Video]

Following a huge tour across America, Canada, Europe and the UK, Perth’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets share their new video for “Mundungus”, shot by the band on super 8 and taking us along for the ride of their whirlwind past few months. A new favourite addition to the live set, “Mundungus” premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, and is the band’s first release since they shared their new album And Now For The Whatchamacallit earlier this year. “Mundungus is the rare post tour recovery period where all our surrounding friends and family assume we’re crippled with alcoholism, burdened with lives of social estrangement and are far too disillusioned to foresee our self destructive tendencies”. – Jack McEwan Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Returning home for this year’s Spilt Milk Festival and summer’s Falls Festival, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are gearing up for a homecoming tour to remember. You can find their current dates below.

Saturday 23rd November Spilt Milk Festival Canberra SOLD OUT
Saturday 30th November Spilt Milk Festival Ballarat SOLD OUT
Saturday 28th December – Wednesday 1st January Falls Festival Lorne
Sunday 29th December – Tuesday 31st December Falls Festival Marion Bay
Tuesday 31st December – Thursday 2nd January Falls Festival Byron Bay
Friday 3rd January – Saturday 4th January Falls Festival Fremantle

Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band – “Caberfae Peaks” [Video]

Here is a new track from Texas group led by songwriter, shredder, and flautist Nolan Potter. Potter is well known on the Austin scene and has played with Holy Wave. His new ablum is just out on Castle Face Records, which you can find HERE, and this video is a good shot of what to expect – dreamy and lucid keys, strings, drum corps, slippery guitar and buff bass, ripe flutes and breezy vocals. For fans of Embryo, the Mothers, Pink Floyd, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Moody Blues, the Stark Reality, and Placebo.

Nada Surf – “Something I Should Do” [Video]

Nada Surf has announced the release of their long-awaited new LP, Never Not Together, arriving via Barsuk on February 7, 2020. It’s the band’s ninth studio recording — their first in almost four years. Today’s video is for the new single, “Something I Should Do.”

Never Not Together sees Nada Surf – Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca, Ira Elliot, and their longtime friend and collaborator, Louie Lino – continuing their music vision with catchy indie rock songs. Recorded earlier this year at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, Wales, the wide-ranging collection revels in the group’s ability to evoke and reflect grand and intricately wrought emotions, whether through sweeping guitar solos or hushed-whisper vocals.

Nada Surf will celebrate the release with a major world tour. The band has also added a run of May and June dates to their existing tour slate — see below for the full list of currently-announced dates.


14 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
15 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
17 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
18 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
19 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
20 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
22 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
24 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
25 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater
27 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
28 – Charlottesville, VA – Southern Café & Music Hall
29 – Washington, DC – The Black Cat
30 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
31 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

1 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
2 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
25 – Cambridge, UK – J2
26 – Lille, FR – Le Splendid
27 – Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
28 – Strasbourg, FR – La Laiterie
29 – Rennes, FR – Le MeM

2 – Lyon, FR – Le Transbordeur
3 – Tolouse, FR – Le Bikini
4 – Valencia, ES – Sala Moon
5 – Murcia, ES – Sala REM
6 – Madrid, ES – La Riviera
7 – Bilbao, ES – Antxokia
8 – Pamplona, ES – Zentral
9 – Bordeaux, FR – Le Krakatoa
11 – Paris, FR – La Cigale
12 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
13 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
14 – Dublin, IE – Button Factory
15 – Glasgow, UK – St Luke’s

1 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
2 – Brussels, BE – Orangerie Botanique
3 – Hannover, DE – Swiss Life Hall *
4 – Leipzig, DE – Haus Auensee *
5 – Vienna, AT – Arena
6 – Stuttgart, DE – Wizemann
7 – Milan, IT – Santeria Toscana
8 – Zurich, CH – Dynamo
9 – Munich, DE – Mufatthalle
10 – Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle *
11 – Berlin, DE – Metropol
12 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik
14 – Stockholm, SW – Nalen
15 – Oslo, NO – John Dee
16 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
17 – Bremen, DK – Pier 2 *
18 – Dortmund, DE – Warsteiner Music Hall *

21 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
22 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
25 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
26 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
27 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
30 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

2 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
3 – Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barn
4 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
5 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
6 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
7 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Bag

* Die Perfektion Tour w/Madse

Pet Crow – “What We Doin’?” [Video]

Hailing from Derby, UK, garage/surf rock band, Pet Crow, will release their 2nd full-length album, Take The Edge Off, on February 7th with No Sleep Records. Today, the band has revealed a video for their brand new, unreleased single “What We Doin’?” Album pre-orders will be available HERE from No Sleep on November 20th.

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – “Don’t Look Down” [Video]

Austin’s …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are returning after six years with their 10th full-length studio album X: The Godless Void and Other Stories – due out on January 17th, 2020 on Dine Alone Records in North America. The new LP comes as the band enters their 25th year together and …Trail of Dead will kick off the album release with a show at LA’s Masonic Lounge in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery followed by a couple of weeks of West Coast dates. Along with the news today the band is revealing the first single via the official video for “Don’t Look Down” directed, edited and produced by Conrad Keely. The single will be available via all DSPs tomorrow, November 15th, along with an album pre-order.

X: The Godless Void and Other Stories was produced by …Trail’s own Conrad Keely alongside engineer Charles Godfrey (Sinkane, of Montreal, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Work on the new album began in earnest in 2018 after Keely returned home to Austin following five years in Cambodia, rejoining fellow founding member Jason Reece. As a result, the album sees Keely detailing “the sadness of moving away from a place that I loved,” while also taking inspiration from Steven Pressfield’s book The War Of Art to face his own demons regarding the creative process. “I feel like I’m writing pop music,” he says, “it’s just not Top 20 pop. It’s the pop music I wish was on the radio, the pop music I would’ve grown up with.”

(Sandy) Alex G – “In My Arms” [Video]

In the midst of a headlining tour, (Sandy) Alex G has released a new video for “In My Arms”, a track from his new album, House of Sugar. The video was directed by Zev Magasis, who also directed the video for “Gretel”.

Alex will play a sold out NYC show at Brooklyn Steel this Thursday, November 14th. The US leg concludes in his hometown of Philadelphia on November 30th, and continues in the UK and the EU in February 2020. Dates below; tickets are available at HERE.

(Sandy) Alex G US Tour Dates
Tue 11/12 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House – SOLD OUT
Thu 11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Fri 11/15 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot – SOLD OUT
Sat 11/16 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
Sun 11/17 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Sat 11/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer – SOLD OUT

Fri 02/07 – Liverpool, UK @ Phase One
Sat 02/08 – Dublin, IE @ The Button Factory
Sun 02/09 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
Mon 02/10 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Wed 02/12 – London, UK @ Evolutionary Arts Hackney (EartH) – SOLD OUT
Fri 02/14 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla – SOLD OUT
Sat 02/15 – Brighton, UK @ The Old Market

Mon 02/17 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Tue 02/18 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Rotonda)
Thu 02/20 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow (SkyBar)
Sat 02/22 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Mon 02/24 – Prague, CZ @ Underdogs Ballroom
Tue 02/25 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Thu 02/27 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz (Sala 3)
Fri 02/28 – Madrid, ES @ Sala El Sol
Mon 03/02 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Wed 03/04 – Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
Thu 03/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Fri 03/06 – Groningen, NL @ Vera

Wed 04/15 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA *
* rescheduled from October 26th @ The Irenic; all tickets will be honored

Ratboys – “Alien With A Sleep Mask On” [Video]

“I’m lost, but I’m not afraid.” As Ratboys’ Julia Steiner began to write the skeletons of the songs that would make up their new album Printer’s Devil, those six words, originally sung by David Byrne, meant everything. They became a mantra for the transformative nature of Printer’s Devil, an album that finds the Chicago band achieving entirely new heights as a four-piece and peaks of vulnerability in what is undoubtedly their strongest and most cohesive endeavor yet.

You can check out the lead track in the video and Printer’s Devil will be out everywhere on February 28, 2020 and pre-orders are available now from Topshelf Records HERE.

Video Premiere: Frontier Folk Nebraska – “Walking In Latonia”

Cincinnati’s Frontier Folk Nebraska have been cranking out quality rock n roll since their debut back in 2011. The group is celebrating their latest and just released record, Freaks, with several tour dates, a record release party on November 29th at the Southgate Revival in Newport, Kentucky and today’s video premiere for album track “Walking In Latonia.”

“Walking In Latonia” was filmed on location in the band’s hometown with guitarist Travis Talbert’s three you old daughter, Ellison roaming wild and free in the place the band grew up. The song’s driving guitar keeps this mid-tempo burner going and when the chorus comes up, “I’m walking in Latonia – got boots on my feet,” you can connect the feeling with your own home town roots.

Frontier Folk Nebraska wear all their emotion on their sleeve here and that’s exactly what you will get with their new album Freaks. Their hard working sound is meant to be turned up! Make sure you watch the video then pick up a copy of the new album. Their current tour dates are listed below along with links to their album order and band info.

Freaks Tour 2019
11.22 Loose Cobra Tolono, IL
11.23 Law Office Yorkville, IL
11.29 Southgate House Revival Newport, KY Freaks Release Party!
12.13 North Second Tap & Bottle Shop Hamilton, OH
12.14 Blind Bob’s Bar Dayton, OH

Frontier Folk Nebraska Bandcamp
Frontier Fold Nebraska Facebook

Grace Cummings – “There Flies A Seagull” [Video]

Powerfully voiced Australian folk artist, Grace Cummings, made a quick rise within Melbourne’s indie music scene which landed her a contract with Flightless Records. They just issued her debut album, Refuge Cove, last week and “There Flies A Seagull” is the second single.

The debut was recorded in one afternoon by Jesse Williams (Traffik Island, Girlatones) in his Melbourne home. Her voice is unique and powerful – an artist to watch for sure.

Video Premiere: Dany Laj And The Looks – “Hold For Love”

TFN is excited today to premiere Dany Laj and The Looks new video for “Hold For Love” off of the bands latest record Everything New Is New Again. Shot in the landscape of northern Ontario’s biggest city, Sudbury, the video gives you a taste of the mining town airs of where Laj is from.

“Hold For Love” is a great power pop track that highlights Dany Laj’s knack for the hook. This guitar driven song is a good representation of Dany Laj and The Looks overall sound and the video showcases their hard working delivery. The video was directed and edited by Joseph Golinski and the camera work was by bass player Jeanette Dowling.

The band is gearing up for another road trip starting this Friday that has dates across Canada and the USA. TFN highly recommends checking them out! You can find all their current tour dates below.

Make sure you also snag a copy of the album – You can find a vinyl copy of Everything New Is New Again HERE at Yeah Right! A CD copy HERE from Transistor 66 and a digital version at their Bandcamp page HERE.

Dany Laj & The Looks Tour Dates
11/08 – Townehouse Tavern – Sudbury, ON
11/09 – The New American Pub – Sault St-Marie, ON
11/10 – The Apollo – Thunder Bay, ON
11/12 – 156 Parkview St – Winnipeg, MB
11/14 – The Slice – Lethbridge, AB
11/15 – The Palomino – Calgary, AB
11/16 – Pat’s Pub – Vancouver, BC
11/17 – Lucky’s Liquor – Seattle, WA
11/22 – The Grizzlar – Edmonton, AB
11/23 – Amigos – Saskatoon, SK
11/25 – Apollo – Thunder Bay, ON
11/26 – Uptown VFW – Minneapolis, MN
11/27 – Mary’s Place – Rockford, IL
11/29 – Lyric Room – Green Bay WI

The Raconteurs – “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” [Video]

The Raconteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler – have shared a new video for “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying).” The video was directed by Ben Chappell and prominently features the iconic House On The Rock in Spring Green, WI.Help Us Stranger (Third Man Records), which has already seen the band perform across much of the US and will include dates in South America and Hawaii before the year’s end. See below for the full list of tour dates.

November 7: New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore NOLA #
November 8: Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre #
November 9: St. Augustine, FL – The Amp @
November 10: Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach #
November 12: Teatro Gran Rex – Buenos Aires, Argentina (SOLD OUT)
November 13: Teatro Coliseo – Santiago, Chile
November 15: Popload Festival – São Paulo, Brazil *
November 17: Corona Capital – Mexico City, Mexico *
November 18: Plaza Condesa – Mexico City, Mexico (SOLD OUT)
December 5: Portland, OR – KNRK December To Remember at Crystal Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
December 7: San Jose, CA – ALT 105.3’s Not So Silent Night at SAP Center at San Jose *
December 12: Honolulu, HI – The Republik
December 13: Honolulu, HI – The Republik


Jenny Lewis – “Rabbit Hole” [Video]

Jenny Lewis has unveiled a brand new clip for “Rabbit Hole,” which is from her latest release On The Line. (Warner Records). Like its predecessor “Red Bull & Hennessy”, “Rabbit Hole” was shot live and directed by Eric Notarnicola (Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Nathan For You, Who Is America?). The live video features Jenny navigating swirling scenes of mysterious costumed figures and celestial backdrops, with cameos from Mac DeMarco and King Tuff.

Jenny is currently on tour and you can catch all of her dates below.

10/29/19 — Ithaca, NY — State Theatre
10/31/19 — Toronto, ON — The Danforth Music Hall
11/01/19 — Montreal, QC — L’Astral
11/02/19 — Portland, ME — State Theatre
11/03/19 — Providence, RI — Columbus Theatre
12/07/19 — Brighton, UK — The Brighton Centre*
12/08/19 — Leeds, UK — First Direct Arena*
12/09/19 — Cardiff, UK — Motorpoint Arena Cardiff*
12/10/19 — Nottingham, UK — Motorpoint Arena Nottingham*
04/09/20 — Byron Bay, AU — Byron Bay Blues Fest

*supporting The National

Video Premiere: Smug Brothers – “Every One Is Really Five”

The Smug Brothers have had a busy year already with the release of February’s Attic Harvest and July’s All Blur And Spark. Well, the group is not ready to close out 2019 yet as today’s video premiere for “Every One Is Really Five” is the debut single from their forthcoming eighth full-length record, Serve A Thirsty Moon, which is due out on November 8th via Gas Daddy Go! Records in conjunction with the first Local Music Day in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, November 9th.

If you are wondering why Smug Brothers have had a creative surge in 2019 they will tell you that it was propelled when longtime members Kyle Melton (vocals, guitar) and Don Thrasher (drums) added Scott Tribble in 2018. Scott brought with him a pedal board, some guitars, various keyboards and a creative mind. Now the band has added one more change for Serve A Thirsty Moon as the Smug Brothers have become an official four piece with the studio debut of new bass player Kyle Sowash.

Serve A Thirsty Moon will offer 21 tracks with a 40-minute run time so there will be plenty of new music for fans to dig into. Make sure you get your first taste of their bigger sound when you play the video today and make sure to check out Smug Brothers Bandcamp page HERE when the album is released next week.

Beck – “Uneventful Days” [Video]

Beck asked Dev Hynes from Blood Orange to direct a video for his new single “Uneventful Days.” Beck had admired the originality and personal style of the clips that Blood Orange made for himself and for others so it seemed like a perfect fit.

Beck’s new album Hyperspace will be released November 22nd on Capitol Records. The new record will be Beck’s 14th studio album and first since 2017’s Colors, which won Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Hyperspace’s release will be bookended by two Beck festival headline appearances: October 26th at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, and December 6th at Intersect in Las Vegas.

You can pre-order the record HERE.

Jeanines – “Winter In The Dark” [Video]

Brooklyn’s Jeanines specialize in short bursts of energetic but melancholy minor-key pop. With influences that run deep into the most crucial tributaries of DIY pop — Television Personalities, Marine Girls, early Pastels, Dolly Mixture — they’ve crafted a style that is as individual as it is just plain pleasurable.

With 16 great songs included, there is a lot at work here on their recently released debut album via Slumberland Records. Jeanines have been compared to such cult pop icons as Dear Nora, Black Tambourine, and more recent acts like Veronica Falls and Girl Ray, but their dark, modal melodies and pensive, philosophical lyrics ensure them a place of their own in today’s crowded but boisterously healthy DIY pop scene.

Now the band is back with their first proper video with “Winter In The Dark” and are set to bring in 2020 with a string of west coast shows. You can order a copy of the record HERE and check out the tour dates below.

Tour Dates
1/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Love Song Bar
1/8 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
1/9 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
1/10 – Chico, CA @ TBA
1/11 – Portland, OR @ Firkin Tavern
1/12 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project

Peter Bjorn And John – “Rusty Nail” [Video]

Peter Bjorn and John will celebrate their 20-year anniversary in 2020 with the release of their ninth full-length studio album – Endless Dream – due out March 13th via INGRID. The band has dropped the single and video for “Rusty Nail” along the news of the new LP and a Spring US headline tour. You can see all the confirmed tour dates below.

Peter Bjorn and John Confirmed Tour Dates
March 23, Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom
March 24, Santa Ana, La Santa
March 25, Oakland, The New Parish
March 27, Portland, Doug Fir Lounge
March 28, Seattle, The Crocodile
March 31, Salt Lake City, Urban Lounge
April 1, Denver, Bluebird Theatre
April 3, Saint Paul, Amsterdam
April 4, Chicago, Empty Bottle
April 5, Detroit, Loving Touch
April 7, Philadelphia, Johnny Brenda’s
April 8, Washington, Union Stage
April 10, New York, Webster Hall
April 11, Boston, Brighton Music Hall

Fletcher C Johnson – “In My Time” [Video]

Are You Feelin’ It is the brand new full-length from Burger Records alum, Fletcher C Johnson, which is officially out now. The digital only release can be purchased anywhere you purchase music digitally, and/or streamed on Spotify.

Are You Feelin’ It leaves behind the electric instruments of his past in favor of acoustic guitars, harmonicas, and piano. Gone are the synths and surf riffs that dominated his last single, “Wilder Than Me,” but his pop sensibilities remain. The choruses on Are You Feelin’ It are more sing-along-friendly than ever.

Matt Berninger feat. Phoebe Bridgers – “Walking On A String” [Video]

Matt Berninger, of GRAMMY-winning band The National, alongside acclaimed singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers have released a new video and song, “Walking On A String”, which was written specifically for Between Two Ferns: The Movie by Berninger in collaboration with his wife, writer Carin Besser and musician Mike Brewer. It was recorded at Sound City, CA with Walter Martin (guitar) and Matt Barrick (drums) of The Walkmen and produced by Bridgers, Tony Berg and Ethan Gruska. The track has officially been released by label Dead Oceans and can be streamed now. The music video was directed, shot and edited by Tom Berninger and Chris Sgroi.

Wolf Parade – “Against The Day” [Video]

Wolf Parade have delivered an official video for the synth-driven “Against the Day,” the group’s first new recorded material in three years. The song, which features rare alternating lead vocals from Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug, is available now all on DSPs worldwide.

Directed by Scorpion Dagger and featuring an 16-bit contribution from Doctor Octoroc, the visual is a post-apocalyptic Wolf Parade listening party. “Against the Day” follows their last release Cry Cry Cry (2016).

Wolf Parade have also just announced headlining 2020 European and UK tour dates, which begin March 2nd in Utrecht, Netherlands at Tivoli Vredenburg and end March 15th in Dublin, Ireland at The Button Factory. All dates are below.

Mar. 02 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg
Mar. 03 – Hamburg, DE – Knust
Mar. 04 – Berlin, DE – Gretchen
Mar. 06 – Cologne, DE – Club Volta
Mar. 07 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
Mar. 08 – Luxembourg, LX – Rotondes
Mar. 09 – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
Mar. 10 – Brussels, BE – Orangerie @ Botanique
Mar. 11 – London, UK – The Dome
Mar. 13 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
Mar. 14 – Manchester, UK – YES (Pink Room)
Mar. 15 – Dublin, IE – The Button Factory

GA-20 – “Lonely Soul (Live)” [Video]

GA-20 was formed by friends Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs in Boston, MA in 2018. The project was born out of their mutual love of heavy traditional Blues, R&B, and Rock & Roll of the late ’50s and early ’60s. Faherty and Stubbs bonded over legendary artists like Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Junior Wells. Feeling a void in current music, the duo have set out to write, record and perform a modern version of this beloved art form. Live, GA-20 is a trio of 2 guitars, vocals and drums. Raw, passionate and honest performance – both on stage and in the studio – is the only goal.

Stubbs has spent the past 11 years as guitarist for Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite. During that time he has also backed up and toured with such Blues giants as John Hammond, James Cotton, Junior Watson and James Harman. Stubbs also leads his own original instrumental psych-rock band, The Antiguas.

GA-20’s new album Lonely Soul will be available on October 18th via Karma Chief Records. Click HERE to pre-order.

Sep 25 ONCE Ballroom, Somerville, MA
Oct 05 One Long Fellow Sq, Portland, ME (w/ Ward Hayden & The Outliers)
Oct 11 Starlite, Southbridge MA
Oct 25 Atwoods Tavern, Cambridge, MA (w/ Big Jon Short)
Oct 26 Nick A Nees, Providence, RI
Nov 01 The Press Room, Portsmouth, NH (w/ Jesse Dee)
Nov 07 The Hideout, Chicago, IL (w/ Jonah Tolchin)
Nov 6 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Nov 9 Fretboard Brewing, Cincinnati, OH
Dec 19 Terra Blues, NYC
Dec 20 Ruthie’s BBQ, Montclair, NJ
[more dates to be announced soon]