21 Mar 2015
The Lost Brothers play live for Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music at SXSW

The Lost Brothers play live for Steve Lamacq at SXSW

Listen to The Lost Brothers play live for Steve Lamacq at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

18 Mar 2015
The Lost Brothers – UK dates with Stornoway

The Lost Brothers

The Lost Brothers are returning from triumphant US tour with Glen Hansard and SXSW shows to immediately head back out on the road with a string of dates supporting Stornoway in the UK & Ireland. Prefaced with Liverpool Acoustic Festival and Shepherd’s Bush Empire with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, the band continue to support their new album New Songs Of Dawn And Dust.

  • 21 March Liverpool, Unity Theatre (Liverpool Acoustic Festival)
  • 28 March London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (w/St. Paul and The Broken Bones)
  • 10 April Dublin, Pavilion Theatre (w/Stornoway)
  • 21 April Southampton, Engine Rooms (w/Stornoway)
  • 22 April Reading, Sub 89 (w/Stornoway)
  • 23 April London, Islington Assembly Hall (w/Stornoway)
  • 25 April Bexhill on Sea, De La Warr Pavilion (w/Stornoway)
  • 28 April Cambridge, Junction (w/Stornoway)
  • 29 April Norwich, The Waterfront (w/Stornoway)
  • 30 April Glasgow, The Art School (w/Stornoway)
  • 01 May Newcastle upon Tyne, Riverside (w/Stornoway)

17 Mar 2015
They Might Be Giants – Unpronounceable (Dial-a-Song Week 11)

They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song Week 11, “Unpronounceable”. Video directed by ITWST.

iTunes | Spotify | Dial-A-Song Direct

time stopped
when you said hello
when you left
the clock began to breathe again
now all I do is think about
the puzzle that remains

your name it is unpronounceable
distorted and illegible
I never figured out what that was
If I couldn’t then I doubt I ever will

rewind the tape, review the blur
never the same, but still obscure
turn up the sound and hear the white noise
zoom and enhance if that were even a
real thing
which it isn’t
stare at the static long enough you’ll
be hypnotized be hypnotized

now I spend
my days and nights
looking at
a depression on the sofa
and over time it flattens out
but I am still depressed

your name it is unpronounceable
distorted and illegible
I never figured out what that was
If I couldn’t then I know I never will

rewind the tape, review the blur
never the same, but still obscure
turn up the sound and hear the white noise
stare at the static and be hypnotized

found
found your sound
wound down and nearly drowned
lying on the ground

your name it is unpronounceable

13 Mar 2015
Making-of “Afraid Of Ghosts” mini-documentary with Butch Walker and Ryan Adams

Noah Abrams made a mini-documentary with Butch Walker while recording his new album Afraid Of Ghosts with Ryan Adams.

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/afraidofghosts
Amazon: http://ljx.cc/LJX090CD-amazon
CD & LP: http://ljx.to/ljx090

10 Mar 2015
Record Store Day 2015: Nina Persson Animal Crossbreed

Record Store Day 2015: Nina Persson Animal Crossbreed

RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE!

A numbered limited edition of 500 translucent blue vinyl 12″ EPs to be released on Record Store Day, in Europe, on 18th April 2015.

Animal Crossbreed is an all-female remix EP featuring Sally Seltmann (Australia), Raindear (Sweden), Polly Scattergood (UK), Hannah Schneider (Denmark) & White Prism (Australia) remixing, twisting & distorting songs from Nina Perssons‘s album Animal Heart.

Tracklist:

  • A1: Animal Heart (Sally Seltmann remix)
  • A2: Food For The Beast (Raindear remix)
  • A3: Animal Heart (Polly Scattergood remix)
  • B1: Animal Heart (Hannah Schneider remix)
  • B2: Food For The Beast (White Prism remix)

10 Mar 2015
They Might Be Giants – Good To Be Alive (Dial-A-Song Week 10)

They Might Be Giants are returning to their roots as the progenitors of the FREE MUSIC FOR EVERYBODY movement with an exciting and ambitious project.

Every Tuesday in 2015 a new song will be posted for your streaming pleasure via www.dialasong.com and via TMBG’s YouTube channel ParticleMen (subscribe to their YouTube channel to get notice of postings straight away). The new songs will also be posted on their FREE smart phone apps (iOS / Android.)

Week 10 of Dial-A-Song is “Good To Be Alive”.

Directed by Jeremiah Crowell.
Starring Joey Slotnick.
Written by David Cowles and John Flansburgh.
Yeti played by Chris Anderson.

iTunes: http://geni.us/iDAS10
Dial-A-Song Direct at https://drip.fm/dial-a-song-direct

Hello mind. It’s good to be awake again
Spend some time reflecting
Hello hand. We all salute you hand
Five fingers strong. It’s good to have you back again

Hello eye. The complicated eye
Focused so hard on inspecting
Hello leg. Such a shaky leg
Just barely more than decoration

I’m not a motivational speaker
but on this I have arrived
It’s good to be alive
Good to be alive

Hello hand. We all salute you hand
Five fingers strong. It’s good to have you back again

I’m not some mega-church style preacher but my spirit is revived
It’s good to be alive. Good to be alive. Yeah.
I’m not a life coach or some teacher but I think we’ll all survive
It’s good to be alive. Good to be alive. Yeah.

 

 

05 Mar 2015
Review: Taylor Locke Time Stands Still in Backseat Mafia

20150305 Taylor Locke Time Stands Still Backseat Mafia

After years of being just out of the spotlight Powerpop’s new hero has taken centre-stage, and you know something? He’s utterly brilliant.

Read more at Backseat Mafia >>

04 Mar 2015
Review: Butch Walker in Pure Rawk

Pure Rawk Butch Walker Afraid of Ghosts Review

this listener felt like he had been through the emotional wringer

Read in full at Pure Rawk >>

01 Mar 2015
Review: Taylor Locke in The Daily Country

Album Review: Taylor Locke Time Stands Still in The Daily Country

Quite simply, if you appreciate well written songs, catchy hooks and somber melodies, then keep an open mind (and ears) and pick up Time Stands Still.

Read in full at The Daily Country >>

26 Feb 2015
Review: Butch Walker Afraid Of Ghosts in Mojo Magazine

Butch Walker Mojo