Steve Gunn's upcoming full-length album, is titled Way Out Weather and is released on October 6th via Paradise Of Bachelors. The first available song, "Milly's Garden," is available to listen to using the link above. The album has a hint of ecological unease lurking behind it, as Gunn wrote it on tour with an eye to the passing landscape and the worrying changes roiling it.
His voice has a little more pain and gravel here than it did on 2013's rocking-porch gem Time Off, but he still sings with a calming and gentle soulfulness, a hand smoothing a bedsheet.
STEVE GUNN TOUR DATES:
Tue. Nov. 4 - Liverpool, UK @ 02 Academy w/ The War On Drugs Wed. Nov. 5 - London, UK @ Roundhouse w/ The War On Drugs Thu. Nov. 6 - Bristol, UK @ 02 Academy w/ The War On Drugs Fri. Nov. 7 - Manchester, UK @ The Ritz w/ The War On Drugs Sat. Nov. 8 - Glasgow, UK @ 02 ABC Glasgow w/ The War On Drugs Wed. Nov. 12 - London, UK @ Cafe Oto w/ Mike Cooper Thu. Nov. 13 - St. Leonards, UK @ Kave Gallery
The album 'Cantos de Lisboa' pairs contemporary, gifted guitar squire Steve Gunn with the roving, radiating legend Mike Cooper in Lisbon, Portugal.
Sharing their vision over lengthy living room guitar sessions and evenings of cold wine in Fado taverns, Gunn and Cooper created Cantos de Lisboa, an album with variable vernacular shades and musical forms from Portugal’s antiquity.
Listen to the track 'Saudade Do Santos-o-Vehlo' using the link above.
Known for his prolific pen, Conor Oberst slowed down in the new millennium, enjoying his tours with the Monsters of Folk but generally staying away from albums of new songs; even Outer South, his last album with the Mystic Valley Band, was littered with contributions by his bandmates. This makes his 2014 album 'Upside-Down Mountain' (released 16th June 2014) noteworthy — it's his first collection of original material since 2008's eponymous effort for Merge, and it's also the first record since to be billed to him alone. Another, perhaps more important, first is that Upside-Down Mountain is his first record for a major label, appearing on the tony Warner imprint Nonesuch Records and feeling like it belongs. Working with producer Jonathan Wilson — a fixture of L.A.'s neo-hippie scene, producing Father John Misty and Dawes — Oberst retains the shaggy folk ramble of the Mystic Valley Band but cleans up his attack considerably, adding various sweeteners from strings and layered backing vocals to concentrated, crunching guitars, bright bursts of horns, and light tropical rhythms.
Watch the video for the track 'Zigzagging Toward The Light' using the link above.
Hamilton Leithauser has unveiled the video for new single ‘I Don’t Need Anyone’, which is out on September 8th through Ribbon Music. The track is taken from Hamilton’s current album Black Hours. It’s directed by Black Hours collaborator and former Walkmen bandmate Paul Maroon.
The Vaselines have announced a new album, V for Vaselines, out September 29 on Rosary Music. Hear the track "One Lost Year" above.
V for Vaselines is the followup to 2010's Sex With an X, which followed their 1989 debut Dum Dum. The band self-produced the album at Mogwai's studio, Castle of Doom. V features contributions from a number of fellow Glasgow-based indie artists, including Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Frank Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub), Michael McGaughrin (1990s), Graeme Smillie (Olympic Swimmers), Paul Foley (Mandrake Shepherd), and Scott Paterson (Sons & Daughters).
Brooklyn duo She Keeps Bees will release their new album, Eight Houses, later this summer via Future Gods. The 10-track effort follows 2011’s excellent Dig On and sees Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant expanding upon their gritty, blues rock sound, which earned them early comparisons to PJ Harvey and even The White Stripes.
Watch this special album teaser above and listen below to “Is What It Is”, an album cut that features none other than fellow Brooklynite Sharon Van Etten.
Photographer Charlie Phillips presents How Great Thou Art: a book documenting 50 years of African Caribbean funerals in London. This limited edition book will celebrate the changes and traditions in African Caribbean lives and deaths in London, a subject that Charlie has been sensitively documenting since 1962.
Charlie Phillips is a 70-year-old London-based photographer whose photographs have been exhibited at Tate Britain, Museum of London, MOCA in Detroit, and whose work is part of The Wedge and V&A collections.
A Kickstarter page has been set up in order to support this worthy initiative.
Archie Bronson Outfit have announced details of the release of a new single. In White Relief is released on Domino on Monday 25th August 2014.
The single,taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was released in May of this year, was recorded in their home-town of Bath during the album sessions. Watch the accompanied video directed by Aiice Cohen.
Tom Krell, AKA How to Dress Well has shared the video for ‘Childhood Faith in Love’, the third and final instalment of clips to accompany the launch of new album “What Is This Heart?” released on Weird World.
Directed by Johannes Greve Muskat, the clip completes a trilogy of videos after “Repeat Pleasure” and “Face Again”.
Houston-via-Los Angeles singer/producer Seven Davis Jr. has been building steam for a bit now with his impressively sultry hybrid of funk, R&B, and dance music. Described as a raw and soulful house artist, Davis Jr. is one of the scene's most exciting new names.
Check out the included film from Resident Advisor's new 'FastForward' series to find out a whole lot more.
Bradford-born singer/songwriter Laura Groves’ voice is one that extends a tender invitation into her world. As a member of Nautic, she took a sultry turn over horizontal funk, while her former folk-pop guise Blue Roses was veiled in pastoral allegory. Now, recording under her own name, she sounds stronger and surer than ever. On the deliriously wistful “Pale Shadows”, from her debut solo EP"Thinking About Thinking" on Bullion’s DEEK label (released in 2013) she uses memory like a paintbox, muddling together vivid moments and letting the accumulated emotion wash throughout the song.
James Yorkston is pleased to announce details of a new single ‘Great Ghosts’. It is released on the 18th August and taken from his forthcoming new album The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society released on the same date through Domino Records.
The accompanying video to Great Ghosts is a stop-motion animation directed by Marry Waterson from the Waterson folk clan.
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