Just to give you a horse lesson, a foal is a horse that is under one year old. When a horse has its first birthday, it is then a yearling. With that out of the way, Foals are an Oxford band that seems popular with the NME youth. Their third album, Holy Fire is coming out February 11th, 2013 (February 12th for USA). Internet fans will be happy to know that Foals are streaming their new album in its entirety on their website. Warner Bros Records told me that "Holy Fire will stream three times before disappearing."
The only US dates that Foals are confirmed to play are Coachella (04/13 and 4/20), but expect the band to do a number of smaller shows of and around the West Coast (if not a national tour).
In the meantime, the band will be doing some UK dates.
02/28/13 Dublin, Ireland Academy
03/01/13 Dublin, Ireland Academy
03/02/13 Manchester Ritz
03/04/13 Liverpool O2 Academy Liverpool
03/05/13 Glasgow ABC1
03/06/13 Birmingham The Institute
03/08/13 Norwich Univ. Of East Anglia
03/09/13 Leeds Metropolitan University
03/11/13 Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
03/12/13 Nottingham Rock City
03/13/13 Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
03/16/13 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
03/20/13 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
03/28/13 London Royal Albert Hall
Seattle's Pony Time has a new LP called Go Find Your Own coming out February 19th, 2013, on Per Se Records. You can download their new single "Because I Care" on SPIN (hear it on Soundcloud).
The two-piece garage rock band will be heading out on tour in support of the album:
03.06.13 - Portland, OR @ East End
03.07.13 - Eureka, CA @ The Shanty
03.08.13 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
03.09.13 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project
03.10.13 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
03.11.13 - San Diego, CA @ The Shakedown
03.12.13 - Phoenix, AZ @ Select.Stateside Presents
03.13.13 - TX @ TBA
03.14.13-03.16.13 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.19.13 - Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
03.19.13 - Denver, CO @ Mouth House
03.20.13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
03.21.13 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
03.22.13 - Portland, OR @ The Know
Brighton's Dark Horses will be releasing a debut album, Black Music, on April 2nd, 2013, on Last Gang Records. The album was produced by Death in Vegas' producer, Richard Fearless, and features guest vocals from Kasabian's Tom Meighan.
You can preview "Boxing Day" over at Soundcloud.
Jonny Debt's new album, Prince of the Golden Horseshoe is available now (released January 1st, 2013). Not a whole to information given, I think they are based out of
"Bonze" is a free download, you can watch the video over at youtube.com.
Not a lot of information given on Horsehands. I think they are from Boston.
Their album, Sirs was just released February 1st, 2013. Playing around in support of the album:
02/17/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Cameo Gallery
03/30/13 - Allston, MA - O'brien's
04/11/13 - Somerville, MA - PA's Lounge
04/12/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Party Expo
I've previously mentioned them here and here. Sure, I'm a fan.
The husband and wife duo will be arriving in Minneapolis next week.
2.13 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
2.14 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
2.16 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
2.17 East Lansing, MI @ Lakehouse Music
2.22 Portland, ME @ Empire
2.24 Albany, NY @ Valentine's
2.25 Buffalo, NY @ Ninth Ward