Little Dragon haven’t released a new album since 2017’s Season High, but the Swedish pop band has kept up a steady drip of new tracks since that came out, including last fall’s Lover Chanting EP. Today, they’re back with a new single called “Tongue Kissing” to promote their just-announced 2020 tour, … More »
But now, Charli has her sights set on a new frontier: very popular streaming services that love overpaying for the rights to TV shows from the 90s. I’m With The Band: Nasty Cherry is a new Netflix series, documenting the band that Charli is with, Nasty Cherry.
Charli helped to form Nasty Cherry, signed them to her Vroom Vroom Recordings label, has done some co-writing with them, and is both featured in and served as an Executive Producer for the series. The actual band members are Chloe Chaidez of the band Kitten, Georgia Somary of set designing for movies like The Last Jedi, Deborah Knox-Hewson of drumming for Charli XCX, and Gabbriette Bechtel of being a model.
Based on the trailer, the series’ aim seems to be covering the formation of the band and their attempts to find “success” in the “industry” during a time where you can really only rely on smoke signals and blind luck to get you anywhere: the press interviews, the endless shows, the cats that fart in front of you when you least suspect it. You know, all the trials and tribulations.
To get a better grasp on what to expect — and to understand why we would ever bring up farting cats on this website — watch the trailer for the series down below. I’m With The Band: Nasty Cherry is set to hit Netflix on November 15. Here’s hoping it’s the first-ever pivot to video that deserves to be celebrated.
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio played a solo acoustic show in Justin Vernon’s Eau Claire, Wisconsin hometown last night, and he paid tribute by covering a Bon Iver song. “You guys need to forgive me, this is a song that I love and I’m going to play a tiny little version of it so I’ll do … More »
Weyes Blood’s titanic achievement Titanic Rising is still one of the best albums of the year. And now, six months after its release, we’re getting to explore one more corner of its lush Laurel Canyon world with Weyes Blood’s new Rough Trade Session EP. More »
I knew it! I knew there was something up. I could feel it in my waters when I woke up this morning. At first, I thought it was the seven Wild Cherry Pepsis I shotgunned before bed (I like the dreams they yield, is all!). But no, this was something more. Some wind-whiff of excitement coming from the west. The west of Canada. The west of British Columbia. In a town that, as fate would have it, was once known as Gastown. But I digress…
Never doubt your waters. Today Merge Records announced that Vancouver’s Dan Bejar — who has been playing and recording as Destroyer for the past 25 years — has a new album ready for mass consumption in 2020 — AND a new single available for enjoyment TODAY! And there’s new year dates scheduled as well! Something tells me I won’t be needing any Wild Cherrys tonight; these daydreams are satisfying and sugar-free.
Bejar is one of the most adept songwriters of our generation, so this kind of news is a welcome thing. The new Destroyer album, Have We Met, is out January 31 on Merge, but you can check out it’s opening bang with the synth-solid single “Crimson Tide” today. The video for “Crimson Tide” was directed by David Galloway and David Ehrenreich and it can be viewed below.
Have We Met tracklisting:
01. Crimson Tide
02. Kinda Dark
03. It Just Doesn’t Happen
04. The Television Music Supervisor
05. The Raven
06. Cue Synthesizer
07. University Hill
08. Have We Met
09. The Man in Black’s Blues
Destroyer on tour:
02.21.20 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater #
02.22.20 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall #
02.23.20 – Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater #
02.24.20 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress #
02.26.20 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk #
02.27.20 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada #
02.28.20 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater #
02.29.20 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club #
03.01.20 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall #
03.02.20 – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx #
03.04.20 – Toronto, ON – Opera House $
03.05.20 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount $
03.06.20 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair $
03.07.20 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel $
03.08.20 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts $
03.09.20 – Washington, DC – Black Cat $
03.11.20 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle $
03.12.20 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West $
03.13.20 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge $
03.14.20 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill $
03.15.20 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room $
03.16.20 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater $
03.17.20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge $
03.19.20 – Seattle, WA – Neumos $
03.20.20 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre $
# with Eleanor Friedberger
$ with Nap Eyes
Sam Woodring made gnarled rock songs with Two Inch Astronaut for the better part of the decade, but since that project announced an indefinite hiatus last year, he’s moved over to his Mister Goblin moniker. He put out an EP, Final Boy, last year, and today he’s announcing his debut full-length, … More »
Illuminati Hotties have been touring hard behind their magnificent debut Kiss Yr Frenemies — one of last year’s best albums, “tenderpunk” or otherwise — and back in March they shared a new track called “I Wanna Keep Yr Dog.” Sarah Tudzin has also stayed busy … More »
Following the release of namesake lead single “Soundboy Burnin’” last month, Otira is back with the release of his Soundboy Burnin’ EP, an eclectic quartet of songs that are primed to launch him to stardom. Out now via vaunted dance label Dim Mak, Soundboy Burnin’ is a treasure pot of sounds range from classic acid to nostalgia-inducing breakbeats, as
Ahead of their joint album Lost Wisdom pt. 2, Mount Eerie and Julie Doiron are sharing another single, the harmonically-rich “Belief pt. 2.” It’s described by Phil Elverum as a “night song.” Of the fulfilled night? I have no words.
From Phil Elverum:
“Belief pt. 2” is the last song on the album. It comes at the end of a meandering path through uncertainty, devotion, sad reminiscence, hopeful idealism; songs coursing over uneven terrain. This album conclusion is a flag planted, a declaration of belief in love no matter what, the culminating answer to all of the asking that came before. Eroded down by life’s changes to an elemental necessity, I make an offering of a final simple gesture of love.
Julie and I recorded this song at night with the doors and windows all the way open, hoping to get the nighthawks and night air onto the recording. The other songs were recorded during the day, but this song is a night song. We tried to make our version of sacred music, under stars in the high dark cool air.
Pre-order Lost Wisdom pt. 2 here before its November 8 release date, and listen to “Belief pt. 2” below: