It's been a while since we last mentioned Australia (now England) Howling Bells. The last news I heard from the band was that they've released Heartstrings last Summer 2014 via Birthday Records.
I don't think the band tour America all that often, at least not since 2009 when they opened up for Coldplay and Pete Yorn! It should then be no big surprise that Coldplay producer Ken Nelson recorded Heartstrings.
- Your Love
- Paper Heart
- Original Sin
Oakland's Howlin' Rain recently released Mansion Songs on January 27th via Easy Sound Recording Co. They've also announced an extended tour dates and in-stores. See details below:
02/26 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
02/27 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
02/28 - Vancouver, BC @ The Hindenburg
03/01 - Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
03/03 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
03/04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
03/05 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse
03/06 - Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum
03/07 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
03/08 - Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints
03/10 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
03/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03/12 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
03/13 - Oakland, CA @ Leo's
03/14 - Mill Valley, CA @ Sweetwater
04/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
04/14 - Asheville, NC @ New Mountain
04/15 - Raleigh, NC @ Pour House
04/16 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat, DC
04/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
04/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
04/19 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Howl is the new EP from California's Night Riots. The EP landed January 20th via Sumerian Records.
Howl was written while the band was touring in promotion of their 2013 EP release, Young Lore: "We escaped and hit away at Palmquist Studios with our producer [Eric Palmquist], driving out our demons, exploring them and channeling the stories into our music," explains Hawley. "We pushed ourselves harder than we ever have before to break free of any creative boxes we had surrounded ourselves with in the past. What we came up with were songs written for the night. They are songs for driving at dusk through the desert or for lightless back roads with the moon coming through the trees. They are stories of life's yearning and acceptance along with the duality of life... that without darkness there is no light."
New West Coast tour dates:
02/19 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
02/20 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Slo Brew
02/21 - Bakersfield, CA @ B-Ryders
02/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
02/27 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
02/28 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
03/02 - Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
Los Angeles duo Howls (not to be confused with San Diego's The Howls or Chicago's The Howl or Rhode Island's Howl) has a new song called "White Noise" on Buddyhead Records. The single is set for release this week, February 3rd, 2015.
"White Noise" is said to be a new direction, a new sound from their self-titled 2014 debut album.
Chicago's The Howl (not to be confused with San Diego's The Howls or Los Angeles' Howls or Rhode Island's Howl) recently premiered their music video for "Sputter". The video was featured on Clash, who said "possess arena filling riffs but a steadfastly independent stance."
The track is a preview to their upcoming LP.