Heavily inspired by My Bloody Valentine, Pavement, and Sonic Youth, New Jersey’s OVERLAKE is back on the Dose with their new single, ‘Our Sky’. It arrives on the release of their new album ‘Sighs’ which came out earlier in the week on the 15th via Killing Horse Records.
The band has recently returned to Jersey from a drive down to the South by Southwest Music Fest in Austin, playing an album release show on the 5th in anticipation of the official delivery date. “Sighs” should be available on CD and vinyl, and digitally through iTunes and the usual digital outlets.
Also be sure to check out the other link we’ve provided to see pictures from their Texas trip!
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Owls of the Swamp is the atmospheric indie-folk project of Australian singer-songwriter, Pete Uhlenbruch.
His forthcoming album ATLAS was recorded on his mobile studio across Germany, Iceland and the UK, and mixed in Reykjavik.
The album is due out May 6th, 2014 on Labelship
Toronto songwriter Jackson Fishauf recently released his first album,’The Legitimate’ LP, 10 songs clocking in at 21 minutes, recorded over the course of three days at the Dream House Studio with members of Toronto rock band Cousin.
We paid his website a visit taking the time to listen and watch about 10-20 fascinating videos he’d posted, getting an idea of some of his influences that he’d listed such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Crazy Horse, The Velvet Underground, Pavement, Hank Williams, Bill Callahan, Dinosaur Jr, Talking Heads and Grandaddy.
The video he’s posted for ‘Mystery Books’ with the great crunch-filled guitar track compliments the actions of the somewhat mischievous little girl and the timeless filmic tradition of making a pursuing adult look ridiculous. The track is almost too short but definitely not linear, completely enveloping you in the multi-layered guitar goodness, which conjures up visions of Dinosaur Jr. hooks with vocals possibly somewhere between Mascis and Neil Young. Check out more pop wonderment at his social sites, and grab a copy of his album at the BandCamp link below.Download Mystery Books
MR KITO is the musical solo project of Eric Michot, a French multi-instrumentalist and producer living in Cape Town. He has just released his latest EP “Where Are The Lizards?” on Russian Winter Records.
Channeling the Beastie Boy’s silly irreverence and party-rockin’ spirit, Atlanta Georgia’s BABY BABY blend pop/punk songwriting with a hip-hop swagger and an emphasis on the live experience, which is something akin to the party scene in a teen movie, only everyone there can drink, and the party’s actually fun.
Baby Baby convened in the summer of 2009, when singer/guitarist Fontez Brooks and drummer Grant Wallace shook off the sleepiness of the suburbs and set out to bring a new element to the Atlanta scene. Packed with unfriendly, broody artists, hostile hardcore kids and the strip-club rap scene on the creepy fringes, The A simply needed some fun rock. And that’s what Baby Baby — which has since expanded to include percussionist Colin Boddy, bassist Kyle Dobbs and Ryan Burruss on keys — delivers on their sophomore album, Big Boy Baller Club, the follow-up to 2011′s Money, released on the Gospel of Rhythm Recordings.
Baby Baby are described as a big, inclusive tent. There’s room under it for friends, foes, Nickleback fans, even haters; we all need someone to keep us in check, don’t we? All they ask is that you come ready to dance and make some new friends on the floor. They’ll take care of the rest.
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THE SHE’S just released their first new single in over 3 years called My Secret to Keep. It’s the first track off of their upcoming EP Dreamers.
“The She’s are an all girl soft-garage-rock band from San Francisco, Ca. All four members met in high-school, and at age 15 they began practicing together in their parents’ basements. Their debut LP “Then it Starts to Feel Like Summer” was released in 2011 when the girls were finishing up their sophomore year. Now with high school behind them, the She’s plan to tour the US this summer and fall.” [bio]
In 2011, King of Prussia songwriter, singer and guitarist Brandon Hanick returned from Barcelona to American shores a new man, having written the 20 songs that would become King of Prussia’s first double album, Zonian Girls…And The Echoes That Surround Us All.
A “concept album” wasn’t the goal at the start. It just so happened that half of the songs represent the lighter side of the human psyche (love, joy, and ‘whitewashed afternoons’), while the other half represent, well…the other half (the loss of love, woe, and ‘the dark side of town’). Each ‘light’ song on Zonian Girls has a darker counterpart on The Echoes that Surround Us All, and the two ‘cousin’ songs are bound together by related melodies, musical arrangements, lyrical themes or a combination thereof.
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Drawing inspiration from a range of influences including the Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, Modest Mouse, and the Cure, NY-based – What Moon Things blends distorted guitar hooks, somber synthesizers, and the rubbed-raw vocals of Jake Harms and John Morisi to jolt listeners wide awake with stinging dreamo (shoegazey, dreamy, and a little bit emo…) sound.
The band began recording together in the early summer of 2013, and within a few frenetic months had completed their eponymous debut LP. What Moon Things is managed by Left Brain Artist Management (founded by Deerhunter and Drive-by Truckers producer David Barbe, also member of Sugar) in Athens, GA. The band is set for a June 3rd issue on 12” vinyl and CD as the inaugural release on the Athens label Hot Grits Records.
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The next (and last) single from their latest album Insurgents.
Check out Work Drugs on tour this April.
11April2014 – Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, PA
12April2014 – Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY
16April2014 – Bug Jar, Rochester, NY
17April2014 – Rumba, Columbus, OH
18April2014 – Underground Lounge, Chicago, IL
19April2014 – The Basement, Nashville, TN
Columbus Ohio’s RED WANTING BLUE are on the verge of releasing a new album “Little America” this Summer after 2012′s “From the Vanishing Point”. The last album apparently hit the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, but we unfortunately completely missed this achievement after featuring the band on the Dose back in 2010. But hot damn, I can easily now say that the newest single ‘Black Canyon’ is the perfect song for the entire upcoming Summer and likewise “Little America’s” release on July 1st. The vocals strike somewhere in the vein of Wintersleep or even that of Eddie Vedder, conjuring up the perfect feeling of Americana, long sunny days/warm nights, and strong new memories forged with family & friends.
“Little America” celebrates a community spirit that Red Wanting Blue shares with its audience, that goes beyond fans who simply give back the passion that comes off the stage. Red Wanting Blue’s hard work is matched by fans who work hard, too. It’s not unexpected for members of this growing legion to take days off of work and cross state lines to follow the band, to learn just-written tunes from wobbly YouTube videos, and to sing every word at every concert.
Band leader Scott Terry sums up his connection with the songs on “Little America” and his connection with Red Wanting Blue’s fans this way: “These songs are the soundtrack of my life, and it’s my calling to give that back with the hope of having our songs be the soundtrack of someone else’s.”
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Hailing from Leeds, UK, Suzy Blu combines heavy old school beats with layers of feedback drenched melody and experimental driving bass, creating weird and wonderful sounds soaked in endless reverb. Their new EP “Blu,” with its standout title track, was released on March 11th.
[bio via Russian Winter Records]
Manchester band DOUGA are about to release their debut LP, The Silent Well on the 19th of May via Do Make Merge Records.
Named after a childhood nickname given by his parents to founder, frontman, and former Plank! drummer Johnny Winbolt-Lewis, Douga recorded their album (sans vocals) at 80 Hertz studio with George Atkins, although the bulk of the record was recorded at BlueSCI – a service and space set up in Trafford, Manchester, for people who suffer from psychological and emotional distress. Winbolt-Lewis volunteers there and as such many of the sensitivities of those he comes into contact with have indirectly rubbed off on the record’s own reflective, deeply thoughtful resonance.
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Released on 01 April 2014, this is from the debut self-titled EP from The Feel Bad Hit Of The Winter, on Russian Winter Records (There’s nothing harder than a Russian Winter).
The Feel Bad Hit Of The Winter is:
Ryan Leip – Guitar and Vox
Richard Stone – Bass
Freddy Aguirre – Drums
Brooklyn indie pop quartet Modern Rivals will soon be releasing their new album.
Cemetery Dares will be available on LP, CD and download on April 22nd, 2014.
Outside of their 2012 and 2013 EP’s Minneapolis indie rock band Fury Things released a stand-out single on the Verbal Rocket Compilation #9, Abrasive Vignettes. This track actually came out in July of last year, the group being featured alongside about 20+ other bands.
You can find the direct link to all of this below under the ‘Free Comp’ link as well as a lot of great artists featured by the Fanzine/mixtape ‘label’ – Verbal Rocket – based in North Yorkshire, England. The band influences cited include other favorites such as Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Foo Fighters and Superchunk – definitely a stellar list.
While checking in with the band we also noticed they have a brand new single out entitled “Money’s Dumb”, released through Ecstattic Studio. Be sure to check this out as well in addition to all the goodness below!Download Matter
bed. is the new music project from Alex Haager and Sierra Frost. In late 2013, the duo quit their jobs and escaped their lives in San Francisco and headed north to Portland, Oregon to start Breakup Records. Although they spend nearly every waking hour working with some of their favorite bands – Frozen Folk, Everyone Is Dirty, Halcyonaire and Taxes, to name a few – they still found time to create a new project for themselves. [bio]
From the recent split between bands OLD AGAIN & FIRESTARTER comes the second feature here at the network, this time from Orlando, Florida pop-punk band, OLD AGAIN. Roswell Mill Rapids is one of the four tracks featured on this excellent EP that released this past October.
You can also pick up the band’s five song EP ‘Broken People’ as well as the latest single ‘Heartstrings’, and a brand new video, apparently all at your girlfriend’s new favorite social links below:
Portland, Oregon band Wild Ones have re-released their 2013 album “Keep It Safe” on Topshelf Records. Together with the video (below), the track Paia from it is today’s Dose.
They are currently supporting Typhoon on a US national tour. Check out their upcoming tour dates below.
Western Australia band – Sidewalk Diamonds – have just released their new single “Not ‘Til I’m Safe Again” – the first song in a four-part collection due to be completed sometime this year. Apparently each release will be available as a free download, alongside a limited-edition hand numbered postcard with original artwork by singer/songwriter Damien Goerke.
The new single follows on the hard work and live dates which have refined the band’s sound since releasing their debut EP “Every Season Inside” in 2012. The single is also accompanied by a video filmed in the suburbs of their hometown of Perth, which they’ve referred to as the most isolated city in the world. We love this standout new single and video, and hope you are able to drop in and bookmark at least one of the social sites below after checking out the media goodness.Download Not ‘Til I’m Safe Again
Today’s Daily Dose is a little different, because the featured track is in Video form. Here is the new single from Made Violent, who we featured in February. They will be touring this Spring with an EP/split-single release slated for June. Also below is a download of a bonus track Inside Out.
Stream Inside Out