It’s a beautifully produced mostly instrumental song crafted at Sharp’s home in Pittsburgh. We think its perfect for the waning hours of May and if the album cover is any indication, represents the unlimited possibilities of the upcoming summer.
Enjoy and check out all of his great releases below, including the newest in 2015, Woum.Let Yourself Be Huge by Cloudkicker is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License Let Yourself Be Huge HypeMachine
The son of a Californian artist and a Brazilian immigrant, Killion was born in the States but spent his baby years in post-war Eritrea. His family returned to California, spending seven years in Santa Cruz, then moving up the coast to rural Point Reyes. They would eventually leave the US again, this time to spend a year living in Rio de Janeiro. It was during this year in Brazil, surrounded by a heavily musical family, that Killion came in touch with his Brazilian heritage and learned to play guitar.
All the places he has lived and travelled have collectively imprinted in him a unique style of musicianship, lending natural roots to jazz, folk, soul, and Brazilian music. [via Green Light Go Pub]
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“We are basically a band of drummers,” says John Dufilho of Dallas-based group, Cantina.
Accurate, but when considering that Dufilho (guitar, vocals) also plays with Elephant 6 co-founders The Apples In Stereo (as well as his beloved solo project, The Deathray Davies), bassist Jason Garner (Dufilho’s friend of a quarter-century) can be found among the throng that is The Polyphonic Spree, and Philip Peeples (the only drummer in Cantina who actually drums in Cantina) is member of The Old 97’s, maybe not basic?
Rounding out Cantina’s lineup is Dufilho’s Deathray Davies cohort Andy Lester, along with banjo player, Marcus Hollar (late of Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan’s punk band, Street Dogs.)” [bio via Fanatic PR]
Santa Barbara based reggae-rock band The Olés have just released a new music video for their single ‘Sabado Tarde,’ a classic tale of Isla Vista life. You may remember our feature of an early version of the track featured on another beautiful 2013 Memorial Day here in the States. During Deltopia the band filmed the aforementioned video in one clip walking through the crowds on Del Playa, which is guaranteed to bring back some great memories of the area.
Today we feature the similar yet entirely different sounding track ‘Sabadub‘ a more leisurely meltdown for the weekend ahead of you. The track comes from the band’s debut LP, Strickly Speaking which moves beyond just reggae and rock into hip hop and funk. Some highlights are their cover of Atmosphere’s “Sunshine,” the feel good track “Poor,” and the 1960s worthy protest song, “Landlord.” The band’s mission is to deliver positivity through thoughtful lyrics backed by upbeat grooves. Frontman Matt Tweed says “Writing music allows me to find the silver linings in life and give them vibrancy through lyrics. We have a responsibility as musicians to promote peace and positivity when we have a microphone on a stage or songs in a stereo.”
The group has been selected to play at 3 festivals in the next month starting with the California Roots Music and Arts festival in Monterrey this weekend and ending with the Live Oak Festival up in Santa Barbara on June 17, the cornerstone for their first out-of-state tour! All the dates follow further below, under the featured video.
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The Olés Road From Cali Roots Tour:
05/28/2016 – Monterrey, CA California Roots Music and Arts Festival
06/01/2016 – San Diego, CA Poway’s Irish Pub w/ Tunnel Vision
06/02/2016 – San Diego, CA Winstons Beach Club w/ Bumpin Uglies and Tunnel Vision
06/03/2016 – Las Vegas, NV LVCS w/ Bumpin Uglies and Tunnel Vision
06/04/2016 – Weed, CA Weed Music and Arts Festival
06/05/2016 – Coos Bay, OR TBD w/ Crushing Crayons
06/06/2016 – Tacoma, WA Half Pint
06/07/2016 – TBD, WA TBD
06/08/2016 – Seattle, WA Bell Town at Ohana’s
06/09/2016 – Salt Lake City, UT The Royale w/ Sol Seed
06/10/2016 – Ogden, UT Lighthouse Lounge
06/11/2016 – Salt Lake City, UT Private Event
06/12/2016 – Pagosa Springs, CO Wolfe Brewery
06/13/2016 – Denver, CO Cervantez
06/14/2016 – Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
06/15/2016 – Scottsdale, AZ Pho Cao
06/16/2016 – Ventura, CA TBD
06/17/2016 – Santa Barbara, CA Live Oak Music Festival w/ The Kicks
We’ve featured Auditorium twice before, with the songs songs “My Grandfather Could Make The World Dance” & “Ten Ton Park”, and it is great to hear new material from the project of Los Angeles based Spencer Berger. We’ve had a sneak preview of the new album and can confirm it will be worth waiting for!
Spencer says “When I was a kid, I performed onstage from the ages of 9-12 with a variety of large, sweaty, golden-throated dudes like Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo in front of thousands. Nowadays, I perform by myself in my bedroom in front of my old He-Man action figures. It’s not quite as grand, but it’s less sweaty, and a good deal more cozy.”
While growing up Jack was influenced by the likes of Jeff Buckley and REM and ultimately played in bands for several years before making the decision to go solo in 2014 to focus on songwriting and develop his own distinctive sound.
Today’s feature is his excellent track released not that long ago, Pocket of Lint, an great introduction to his rich sound, with accompanying video below released last May.
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Time In Antarctica is the project of Stewart Cuthew, half of IR Network favourites M1Connect. This new EP is the follow on from To The Sad Parts EP, released in June 2014, and for a limited time is a free download from BandCamp so head over there immediately!
The last time we heard from Montclair, New Jersey band PINEGROVE here on the Dose was with a track from the EP release of “&” which arrived in 2013. The band returned in mid-February with a new full eight track release “Cardinal“, which we are happy to say is one of the strongest releases we’ve heard thus far this year. We highly recommend picking this one up and checking out the live video below in preparation of their string of upcoming tour dates.
The band has posted the full list via their social sites, which takes them to the East coast of the US, after which the band will eventually make their way to the West coast through San Francisco, and eventually over to the UK, ending up in Dublin in October. See the tour-date dump further below for all the glorious details, as their are loads of live options to satiate you all.
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The Middle East Upstairs
Transitions Art Gallery
The Rebel Lounge
Los Angeles, CA
House of Blues
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Louie’s Back Room
Smiling Buddha Bar
Jersey City, NJ
Larmer Tree Gardens
Brudenell Social Club
Isle Of Wight, UK
Clwb Ifor Bach
The Green Door Store
VEGA Musikkens Hus
Ideal Bar, VEGA
The Bodega Social Club
Kasbah Social Club
With perhaps one of the best album covers seen in recent years, Hungarian ambient post-rock artist returned in September of this past year with his full length album, The Pleiades. Its a beautiful voyage though the acoustic space-rock landscapes, filled with wonderful discoveries such as the atmospheric sounds of Maia and another favorite near the tail, Asterope.
You may also know the side project BLACK HILL of musicformessier’s guitarist, Csarnogurszky István, which we featured a while back on the Dose. They’ve also got a newer split out, with a link directly through the BC page below.Electra by musicformessier is licensed under a
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Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro’ the mellow shade,
Glitter like a swarm of fireflies tangled in a silver braid.
– Alfred, Lord Tennyson
In the closing days of 2012, New York indie rock band THESE ANIMALS released their excellent track, A Ghost You’ve Known through the FrostWire Creative Commons Mixtape [Vol. 2 Side A], one of several tracks featured on their live Souvenirs Sessions release. The band has also issued the full length debut LP, I Wrote the Book in 2013 in addition to a shorter EP in 2010, both currently streaming via their Soundcloud page and for purchase through their website below.
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Victory Kicks was formed originally as a home recording project by songwriter John Sibley, the band records & releases all its music independently.
Having listened to the whole album, we can report that while this still has the DIY vibe of previous works, it has a distinctly more polished finish. It will be well worth waiting for the formal release, so bookmark this page and head to BandCamp on June 6th, or head to SoundCloud now to listen to some older recordings.
Counterfly is Lorenzo Olivieri, an Italian producer currently based out of Berlin who has just issued his debut five-track release “Glazed” via the label Broque. On this new EP he combines jazz and classical influences with IDM and ambient structures in a way which is as multilayered as it is well-balanced.
The beautifully constructed and almost frantically paced yet soothing sounds of City of Thoughts appears to be about the hustle/bustle of the city, with a video additionally put together giving a great visual backdrop for the music. Check out the embed below.
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Clocking in at just over two minutes, the band’s latest offering portrays the decay of guitar music in a country dominated by grey skies and pop music, with the yacht punkers from Amsterdam screaming for the sun-spilled beaches of St. Tropez.
Mixed by Grammy Award winning producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Fidlar, The Garden, Kurt Vile), I Wanna Live In St. Tropez follows on from their 2015 EP (mixed by Spring King’s Tarek Musa) which attracted critical acclaim from tastemakers online and airplay on Radio 1 and XFM.
With the band continuing to develop an impressive live reputation, armed with their new sound and shows in Brighton (The Great Escape) and London (Full-Time Freaks Weekender) over the next few weeks, St. Tropez are well and truly ready for the summer.
St. Tropez’ I Wanna Live In St. Tropez is released on 13th May and will be available to purchase on iTunes and Spotify. [via Super Cat PR]
If the planetary displays haven’t caught your attention this month, a blue moon arrives in a few short days on May 21st with a red planetary cherry on top sharing the skies. While the crow moon usually arrives in March heralding the Spring, it still feels like Winter here, so maybe this will snap the cold trend. Because of this upcoming “Flower Moon” we thought it made sense to feature a exceptional track from Minneapolis art folk band, FOX & COYOTE, notably from their 2013 nine-track LP, If We Stay.
Another new solid EP, Boardinghouse, just arrived in the not too distant past, so be sure to pick up a copy through BC below and enjoy a great soundtrack to the upcoming rarity evening.Crow Moon by Fox & Coyote is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) License Crow Moon HypeMachine
They also say this of themselves: “Imagine your head’s stuck in the belly of an oud, run through a battery of effect pedals, then amplified to hell with old tube cabinets, and you might get close to grasping what racket Tigers of the West have been making in their rehearsal shack.”
Comprising of Harry Nicoll (vocals/guitar), Maxwell Oakley (drums) and Anthus Davis (bass), the band formed in the autumn of 2015 and developed a formidable live set, having already supported fellow Kent band Slaves at the end of last year.
Their performances caught the attention of producer Jolyon Thomas (Slaves, Daughter) at the start of 2016 and led to the band recording first releases Four Walls and New Home with him before heading out on a series of tour dates, with their single launch party taking place at The Sussex Arms basement in Tunbridge Wells on 14th May.
The band started off by dropping a few EP’s in 2011, notably DMND, Don’t Lose Your Cool and a few releases between up to their first LP this past year, Nothing Matters. If you like today’s featured song, can pick up the EP Orange through Top Shelf Records and we’re featuring the accompanying video to the title track below, all of which originally released in 2013. We highly recommend anything you can get your hands on through their BC link, as they’ve released some very solid material up through the past year.
We wanted to showcase one of our favorite tracks here first, of course.Seperator by Diamond Youth is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) License Seperator HypeMachine
Reno, Nevada punk stalwarts SPITTING IMAGE released their newest four track EP a year ago this past March, a solid effort anchored by the beautifully urgent track that also shares the name of the EP, Icon Alive. As I’m arriving in the area today from Southern California for a bit of a respite, I thought it would be appropriate to showcase one of our favorite punk efforts from the region.
For more tracks check the bands BC site below for the 2 track, Love on a Terror and their first solid four song EP, Valley Floor.Icon Alive by Spitting Image is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) License Icon Alive HypeMachine