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Manwomanchild: Change The Channel

1 hour 19 min ago
Manwomanchild Manwomanchild is a rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania fronted by David Child. The band was started in Rhode Island in 2008, and in 2013, Manwomanchild moved to Philadelphia.

They have just released their second album, the ten track Awkward Island, on June 28th. Today’s Dose Change The Channel is the first single from the album.

Recorded over the space of five years, and in three different cities (Chicago, San Antonio, Philadelphia), this album represents a substantial evolution in their sound.

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The Bribe and the Mockery: Ships

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 12:00

The Bribe and the MockeryThe Anti-folk duo of Lennart Losensky and Moritz Lehr, otherwise known as THE BRIBE AND THE MOCKERY, released their new five-track EP, Reason Will Prevail on April 15th of this year, having recorded, mixed and mastered the entire album in their home studios. Favorites here include the stunning featured, ‘Ships’ and another short gem can be heard in the transportative sounds of ‘You Will be Ok’. The EP is available under a pay-what-you-will model below at BC.

The band has apparently been collecting video footage and a reel of super 8 after having spent two years of touring, rehearsing and recording. Earlier this month they mentioned that they’ve started editing this footage together for a new video which should be on its way relatively soon.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Aug 01
Sommerwerft Festival
Frankfurt, Germany
Aug 27
Jugendhof Bessunger Forst
Darmstadt, Germany
Sep 16
Wärmehalle Süd
Leipzig, Germany
Sep 17
Veränderbar
Dresden, Germany

Dot Dash: The Infinite

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:00
Dot Dash Searchlights, the new album from Dot Dash, is out now on The Beautiful Music. It’s the Washington D.C.-based band’s fifth album in less than five years, all of them released by Ottawa-based The Beautiful Music, and marks the label’s 36th release.

Recorded over a weekend (March 5th and 6th) at North Carolina’s Fidelitorium Studios and produced by Missy Thangs (Ex Hex, Ian McLagan), the 15-track Searchlights is Dot Dash’s most varied, expansive album yet.

While the quartet’s combination of adroitly poppy melodies with an often visceral instrumental attack (drawing comparisons to The Jam, Big Star, and The Replacements along the way) remains undiminished, Searchlights reaches further – comprising a broader range of musical dynamics than previous Dot Dash albums.

Today’s Dose is one of two free tracks, so head over to BandCamp to stream the whole album, and download the other free one called Daddy Long Legs.

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Slingshot Dakota: Rasta Bacca

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:00

Slingshot DakotaRasta Bacca comes from the November 2012 12-track release, Dark Hearts, by Bethlehem Pennsylvania based indie pop duo, SLINGSHOT DAKOTA. We recently fell in love with this album after stumbling across it while checking out tracks by friends with similar tastes on Bandcamp. We thought this excellent track would make a good introduction to the group’s material and hope you find time to pick up the entire album.

In addition, the band also has a new nine-track highly lauded LP, “Break” released this past March via Topshelf Records, which you can also grab at the Bandcamp link below.

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Jonas Martin: Wannabe

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:00
Jonas Martin Jonas Martin has been writing and performing since he was a young man. Now focusing on his solo project and following the release of Chokecherry Jam (2015) he is set to to release his sophomore album The Color Scheme. It features the song “Let Them Drown” which won mtvU’s The Freshmen contest in the music video category, and still receives rotation. He was also the grand prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song “Wake Up.”

Martin’s new release [“The Color Scheme” which will be released August 26, from which today’s Dose is the single] is a tribute to his passing father that combines lyrically driven and classic songwriting techniques with a modern and, at times, psychedelic twist. [via Green Light Go Publicity]

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Matt Bennett: Hook (Pt. 1)

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 12:00
Matt Bennett Matt Bennett turns pain of his parent’s divorce into debut album where each song is based on the Robin Williams films he loved growing up. Just-released “Terminal Cases” includes “Fisher King,” “Jumanji,” single “Hook Pt. 1,” “Doubtfire,” feat. sax solo by Angelo Moore of Fishbone.

“I first got the idea for Terminal Cases one afternoon while watching the movie ‘Jumanji,’” Los Angeles-based Matt Bennett recalls of the beginning of what would become his debut album Terminal Cases, a collection of ten songs, each titled after, and based on, the films of Robin Williams. “I wrote a song based around it that told the story of a man revisiting his childhood home and not recognizing any of his surroundings. I decided to structure the project around the album Berlin by Lou Reed,” Bennett explains. “I had been fascinated by Berlin since I was in high school, especially the song ‘The Kids.’” [via Fanatic Promotion]

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50FOOTWAVE: St. Christopher

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 12:00

50FOOTWAVELos Angeles’ 50FOOTWAVE is back with the new release of their excellent ‘Bath White‘ EP via HHBTM Records, the sixth mini-album since forming in 2004. This very solid EP was produced by Los Angeles producer Mudrock, best known for his work with Godsmack.

Comprised of Kristin Hersh and Bernard Georges of Throwing Muses, and monster drummer Rob Ahlers, this LA-based power trio is known for pioneering the name-your-own-price movement, which began with their 2005 release “Free Music“, one of the first groups known for continuously releasing music in this fashion. Named after the lowest note audible to human ears, 50FOOTWAVE was intended as an outlet for the noise/math rock pieces that didn’t fit the aesthetic of Throwing Muses or Kristin Hersh’s solo work.
 
Bath White‘ is available on CD and vinyl through HHBTM Records or via digital download from the Bandcamp link below. Deluxe 12″ color vinyl packages also include full-size artwork, a screen-printed tote bag and a limited edition button.

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The Black Angels: Bloodhounds On My Trail

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:00

 
To mark the 3000th Daily Dose (it started in April 2008), we’re reposting the first one, by Austin Texas based The Black Angels. The band are still going strong, and have released five albums, four EPs and eight singles over the years. The Black Angels took their name from the Velvet Underground song “The Black Angel’s Death Song”. Check out their Wikipedia page below for more details.

The Black Angels
Picture By gina pina from Austin, TX, USA – the Black Angels, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34695305

This is what we wrote at the time:

The band formed in 2004 and released Passover two years later to critical acclaim. Most of all, Passover established The Black Angels as a band with brains, balls and a strong message. Directions continues this tradition of being honest and unapologetic “Our central theme is that people need to open up their minds and let everything come through… to learn from past mistakes,” says Christian. “Only then will we understand the reality of this world and progress beyond where we are now as humans…“War is Peace.Freedom is Slavery.Ignorance is Strength. Keep Music Evil.”

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Great Hare: A Second Chance

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:00

Great HareGothenburg Sweden indie-rock quartet Great Hare has recently returned with their newest and lengthy single ‘A Second Chance‘ released last month on the 1st of May. It perfectly delivers the goods following the previous year’s feature here of favorite, ‘Call Me Stupid‘.

A Second Chance is available on all streaming services and as a free download from SoundCloud and Bandcamp.

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menacerno: Up In Arms

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:00
menacerno Menacerno is a female-fronted rock band based in Chicago who boasts a Midwest pedigree. Guitarists, Peter Neumer and Brian Matson’s complementary songwriting styles are indicative of a lifelong of friendship – Neumer’s melodious, poppy hooks are balanced by Matson’s arpeggiated, frenetic ballads, a sound originally created in their former instrumental rock band. Up In Arms, the lead single off the band’s forthcoming EP In No Place, is a mix between their developed sound and new direction.

In No Place digital release is set for July 5th, 2016 with their EP Release performance at Chicago’s renowned Metro July 9th.

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JiLL.: Calico Cool

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:00

JiLL.Calico Cool is the newest single from garage rock two-piece JiLL hailing from St. Paul, Minnesota.

The last single Yer Name dropped on 3 February 2016, while the newest officially releases today with a single release party accompanying it on Jun 23rd at the Day Block Brewing Company in Minneapolis, MN. Silverback Colony and Monica LaPlante also on the lineup.

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Mackenzie Shivers: Lily-Rose

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 12:00
Mackenzie Shivers Mackenzie Shivers’ Celtic soul couples with piano-driven folk on Living in My Head, her new EP due out Sept 2. Inspired greatly by living in New York for the better portion of the past decade, the EP balances a dichotomy between past and present, a yin and a yang. The joys and struggles of the city mix with a life-long musician’s journey, a new marriage, and long subway rides full of lyrical possibility.

The EP plays with the idea of each song, or rather story, taking place inside the imagination of a narrator. “Lily-Rose,” a folk anthem about an independent woman who does not return the narrator’s affections, is an Irish ballad with a modern twist.

The rolling drums drive the Gaelic rhythm of the the song, as an earthy acoustic guitar meets a dancing staccato piano piece. “Lily-Rose” feels like a traditional folk song, with a contemporary love story that in itself can be considered timeless. Just as the wild flowers of the green Irish hills grow wild and free, Lily-Rose just wants to find her own independence. [via Green Light Go publicity]

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Schnarff Schnarff: Mario 1-2

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 12:00

schnarff schnarffGlasgow Scotland based five-piece SCHNARFF SCHNARFF have a forthcoming album The evil that we do…, out on 9th September 2016 via Black Dug Records. In it the band have drawn on influences ranging from metal to pop-punk and grunge to emo, skilfully constructing a sound that is undeniably their own.

Originally hailing from Inverness, the band formed while they were all scattered throughout the UK, bonded together by a desire to go against the grain of the current accepted norm in music with the aim of producing music similar to the bands that influenced them growing up. After relocating to Glasgow they haven’t looked back since, continually creating music and playing live shows, before recording their album with renowned Scottish producer, Paul Savage (Mogwai, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks).

To celebrate the announcement of their debut album, Schnarff Schnarff have released the excellent single Mario 1-2. A video released in early 2015 for their great song Desk is also featured further below.

RIYL: Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, Funeral For A Friend, At the Drive-In

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Greeves: Moving Up

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 12:00

GreevesMelbourne Australia band GREEVES released their newest single last month, Moving Up, which also included the track, Lonely Obsession. The single is reportedly from the newest forthcoming album Bulletchild, featuring some perfect ska/reggae flavored upstrokes layered with some genius prog-rock.

A psychedelic-laced video for the single which appeared mid-April has been posted further below, featuring great vintage film footage.

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The Valery Trails: OK

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:00
The Valery Trails There probably aren’t too many bands out there who have released as many albums as they’ve played live shows, but that’s the position The Valery Trails find themselves in with the release of their third album, Chameleon Bones in August 2016. When an ocean separates band members, live shows can be a rarity.

Andrew Bower (vocals/guitars), an expatriate Australian currently living in Houston, enlisted his brother Sean Bower (bass) and Dan McNaulty (drums) in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia to form The Valery Trails. With the assistance of the internet and some intercontinental travel, the trio developed a set of songs started in Andrew’s home studio into The Valery Trails’ debut album Ghosts and Gravity, released in February 2012. [via Green Light Go Publicity]

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Kamikaze Pilots Manual: When You Said Goodbye

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 12:00

Kamikaze Pilots ManualKamikaze Pilots Manual come from both Abilene and Denton Texas, coming together as a band in 2010. Their first excellent single featured here is the first off their new forthcoming record My Ship Will Sail, recorded and mixed in Austin and out just in time for Summer next week on June 24th.

In addition to the free download of the single, check out Bandcamp for three other EP’s from the group including A Drunk Sad Acoustic EP, featuring a Jets to Brazil cover, as well as the Turn the Dark Off EP and a 2 song live EP.

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Team Picture: Birthday Blues

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 15:14
Team Picture Leeds alt-rockers Team Picture have announced the upcoming release of their debut single Birthday Blues. The track, the first in a series of single releases planned throughout 2016, serves as the perfect introduction to the band’s sound with their lo-fi fuzz pop and psychedelic noise combining to magnificent effect in a euphoric six-minute crescendo.

Drawing off psych rock influences with nods to the likes of Deerhunter and Thee Oh Sees, the one-part post-punk, two parts fuzz Yorkshire outfit have been hard at work in the studio on their debut release since forming earlier in 2016 with Birthday Blues the enticing product of these sessions.

Co-produced by Chris Mulligan, Team Picture’s Birthday Blues was released on 14th June and is available to purchase on iTunes and Spotify. [via Super Cat PR]

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Live Dates

17 June – The Packhorse, Leeds

ATOMBOMB: At the Deep End

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:00

ATOMBOMBGöteborg, Sweden indie rock band ATOMBOMB are working their way up to a full length album having first released today’s featured debut 7″ single “At the Deep End / Idlewild” on November 13, 2014. They followed up in 2015 with the “Love and Death” digital single and the self-titled cassette EP that same year, excellent releases which we’ve been taking in the past couple of days.

Be sure to check out all of their releases through their sites below, including a pay-what-you-want model for all three solid efforts over at BC.

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Somos Normandie: Que No Me Encuentren

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 12:00
Somos Normandie Somos Normandie are a Chilean indie pop band from Santiago, Chile formed in 2015. Consisting of the well known musician and producer Andres Ahumada (Lead vocals and guitar), Matias Ahumada (guitar) Cesar Mora (drums) and Israel Aguilar (bass). Their music is influenced by British bands like The Smiths, The Cure and Coldplay to name a few.

They are currently recording their first album ‘Mil Peliculas’ and have released two singles, ‘Mientes’ and ‘Que No Me Encuentren‘.

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Haux: Seaside

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 12:00
Haux Fusing dream-folk with lush electronic textures, Haux’s debut EP All We’ve Known is set for release on 8th July. In anticipation, the 24-year-old singer/songwriter/producer, Woodson Black, shares new single Seaside which was released digitally on 10th June. Featuring ambient guitar harmonics, the track explores themes of escapism with intense emotional and musical craft.

Written between his home studio in The Berkshires and a small flat in London, All We’ve Known is a five track collection featuring acclaimed singles Caves and Homegrown which collectively garnered over three million streams upon their release. Influenced by the dramatic landscapes of his hometown, Haux crafts a sonic landscape with reverb drenched guitars, ethereal vocals, and atmospheric dreamstates. [via Super Cat PR]

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