British music fans should look to North Wales' Catfish and the Bottlemen, who recently won the BBC Music Awards' "Best New Act". Catfish and the Bottlemen will be releasing their debut album The Balcony domestically on January 6th, via Communion Records. To celebrate the album, they've already booked to perform at "Late Show with David Letterman" on January 7. They'll likely perform the album's single "Kathleen", which recently reached #1 on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation and is also charting in the top 40 on Alternative Radio Charts.
Look for the band in the USA for a national tour this February/March:
02/09 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
02/10 San Francisco, CA The Independent
02/12 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
02/13 Seattle, WA Barboza
02/14 Vancouver, BC Media Bar
02/17 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
02/19 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
02/21 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
02/23 St. Louis, MO Firebird
02/24 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
02/26 Columbus, OH The Basement
02/28 Detroit, MI Shelter
03/01 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
03/03 Toronto, ON The Garrison
03/04 Montreal, QC Divan Orange
03/05 Boston, MA Great Scott
03/06 Philadelphia, PA MilkBoy
03/07 Buffalo, NY Studio at Waiting Room
03/09 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
03/11 Washington, DC DC9
03/12 Richmond, VA The Camel
03/14 Nashville, TN The High Watt
03/15 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
Did you all catch Panda Bear's "Boys Latin" on Adult Swim earlier this week? The song is their second single from their forthcoming Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper album (set for release Jan 13, 2015 via Domino).
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper will be available in Standard CD and 2xLP formats, and Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP formats. The Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP includes the 4-song Mr Noah EP (available now digitally) in addition to the album in deluxe packaging. Exclusive bundles that include a limited edition T-shirt and lithograph are available via the Animal Collective webstore. All pre-orders come with an instant download of the Mr Noah EP.
Panda Bear Tour Dates
03/05/15 - Brussels, Belgium - L’Orangerie
03/06/15 - Paris, France - Gaité Lyrique
03/08/15 - Where The Wild Things Are Festival
03/10/15 - Berlin, Germany - Certain People
03/11/15 - Lisbon, Portugal - Teatro Maria Matos
03/12/15 - Braga, Portugal - GNRation
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning rock band Imagine Dragons recently released their video for "I Bet My Life" on vevo.com. The song is from the upcoming second album, set for release in 2015 via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope.
We previously caught the band in town in March 2014 where they barely made it to the venue on account of unforeseen flight delays from SXSW.
We previously mentioned this UK Wild Beasts band when they went on tour last year. The band is back with Present Tense - Special Edition, which is a reissue of their original album, plus a bonus disc of remixed material from various artists like Factory Floor, Juan Atkins, Lone, East India Youth, Sohn.
Two previously unheard tracks, titled "Soft Future" and "Blood Knowledge" can be heard on Soundcloud.
SMALL BEAR RECORDS
Record label Small Bear Records have recently announced the digital reissue of Clara Barker's acclaimed debut album Indigo, following the release of her second album Fine Art & The Breslins earlier in 2014. Indigo, originally released in March 2010, will come with remastered tracks and one new additional song, "Christmas In New York".
Clara Barker's Indigo re-issued on 05 December 2014, via Small Bear Records.
Minneapolis-based electronic R&B duo Pony Bwoy (Jeremy Nutzman and Hunter Morley) has recently released their sophomore album när-kə on December 9th.
The album is said to be full of complex texture, and soul, incorporating elements of intimate late-night chill zone lullabies to shoegaze electronics. Check out their video for "ether/or " on YouTube.
Denton, TX's Fishboy is releasing An Elephant on January 20th, 2015. Originally set at an earlier release date, but a series of delays from faulty test pressings, bad color vinyl issues, and two broken stampers, moved the date to 2015.
Fishboy is the nickname earned by Eric Michener, who apparently swallowed a fish at the Dallas World Aquarium. Since 2001, he's been making music under the Fishboy name.
Iowa's Hawk (not to be confused with 80s glam rockers Hawk or 80s power pop Hawks), are Julie Hawk (vocals & guitar), Matthew Harris (guitar), Chris Handsley (bass) and Sam Campbell (drums).
Look for their album in 2015 on Veta Records. The preceding single "Hush" is available now.