Next up was Youngblood Hawke. I had never heard of them before last month but I dug their single “We Come Running.” That song specifically reminded me of Passion Pit’s newest, maximalist album.…
You might recall that Youngblood Hawke was in town last year with Passion Pit. The band will be releasing Wake Up on April 30th, 2013, on Republic Records. In the meantime, you can still pick up their remix EP for We Come Running, available now.
Speaking of remixes and young: Diamond Rings recently remixed Youngblood Hawke's "Last Time" and Youngblood returned the favor by remixing Diamond Ring's "Runaway Love". You can hear both remixes on Soundcloud.
I would like to take this opportunity to also mention that Diamond Rings will be out on tour with Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (O.M.D.) this year, as we have previously talked about. See dates below.
As for Youngblood Hawke, they will be heading out on tour in support of their debut album in mid to late April. They are stopping by the Triple Rock in Minneapolis on May 6th.
04/19 – Austin, TX – The Parish
04/20 – Houston, TX – Buzzfest
04/22 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/23 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
04/24 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
04/27 – Dallas, TX – Dallas Stadium
05/03 – Tampa, FL – Florida Sunshine Festival
05/05 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
05/06 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
05/07 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
05/08 – Detroit, MI – Shelter
05/09 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
05/13 – New York, NY – Santos Party House
05/14 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/15 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
05/17 – San Diego, CA – Sungod Festival
05/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Avalon
05/23 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene
05/25 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
05/26 – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
05/27 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue
Here is Diamond Rings' tour dates.
04/05 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
04/06 Seattle , WA The Showbox
04/07 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
04/10 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
04/12 San Francisco, CA Regency
04/15 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre
07/12 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
07/13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
07/15 Boston, MA Paradise Club
07/17 New York, NY Terminal 5
07/19 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
07/20 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
07/22 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
07/23 Chicago, IL Metro
08/04 Montreal, QC Osheaga Music
* With the exception of Osheaga Music, all dates are with OMD.
If you've never heard of Boston's Transit, they are considered an emo band, but takes influences from punk (Blink-182) to pop/emo (Saves the Day). Two years ago, their record, Listen & Forgive, landed on Billboard's Heatseekers chart at #9, and the following year, the band found themselves featured on Warp Tour 2012.
Transit will be releasing their new record, Young New England tomorrow, April 2nd, on Rise Records… just days before the band launch into their Spring 2013 tour. Support for this tour includes Seahaven and another "young"-related band called Young Statues.
Don't know much about Young Statues, they seem like a fairly new band (circa 2010, currently based in New Jersey/Philadelphia area). The band is releasing a new EP tomorrow as well called Age Isn't Our on Run For Cover Records.
Tour dates below:
04/05- Hamden, CT- The Space
04/06- Patchogue, NY 89 North Music Venue
04/07- Philadelphia, PA- The Barbary
04/09- Baltimore, MD- The Ottobar
04/10- Virginia Beach, VA- Jewish Mother
04/11- Chapel Hill, NC- Local 506
04/12- Atlanta, GA- Masquerade
04/13- Tampa, FL- The Orpheum
04/14- Orlando, FL- The Social
04/16- Houston, TX- Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
04/17- Dallas, TX- The Prophet Bar
04/19- Mesa, AZ- The Underground
04/20- Anaheim, CA- Chain Reaction
04/21- Lancaster, CA- The Edge
04/23- Los Angeles, CA- The Roxy
04/24- San Diego, CA- Soma
04/25- San Francisco, CA- The Bottom of the Hill
04/26- Portland, OR- Backspace Café
04/27- Seattle, WA- The Vera Project
04/29- Salt Lake City, UT- In The Venue
04/30- Denver, CO- The Marquis
05/01- Omaha, NE- Sokol Underground
05/02- Minneapolis, MN- Triple Rock
05/03- Joliet, IL- Mojoes
05/04- Iowa City, IA- Gabe’s Oasis
05/05- St Louis, MO- The Firebird
05/07- Indianapolis, IN- Irving Theater
05/08- Cleveland Heights, OH- Grog Shop
05/09- Detroit, MI- Shelter
05/10- Pittsburgh, PA- The Smiling Moose
05/11- Toronto, ONT – Sneaky Dee’s
05/12- Buffalo, NY- Soundlab
05/14- Cambridge, MA- The Sinclair
05/15- Syracuse, NY- Lost Horizon
05/17- Poughkeepsie, NY- The Loft
05/18- Freehold, NJ- Skate and Surf
05/19- Montreal, QC- Pouzza Fest
Missouri's Young Buffalo is a duo, in the middle of their tour in support of their self-titled EP. The band previously stopped at 7th Street in February with Blessed Feathers, but will be back with Hey Marseilles on April 4th, 2013 (that's this Thursday).
What is left of their tour:
04.04.13 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN*
04.05.13 - The Maintenance Shop - Ames, IA*
04.06.13 - Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO*
04.09.13 - Hi-Dive - Denver, CO*
04.11.13 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT*
04.13.13 - Visual Arts Collective - Boise, ID*
* with Hey Marseilles
Young Man really is a young man. The youth (named of Colin Caulfield) is a singer/songerwriter, who Esquire magazine called "dorm-room-pop whiz kid" and AOL's Spinner as "wise beyond his years." His album, Beyond Was All Around Me, is coming out April 9th on Frenchkiss Records. You can preview the entire album on Rollingstone.
Starting next week (April 8th), Young Man kicks off a national U.S. tour with Maps & Atlases, a band we previously covered. To give you an idea of what sort of music Young Man play live, he's been on tour with a lot of bands we've covered, including Walkmen, Grouplove, Cold War Kids, Oberhofer and Fanfarlo.
Confirmed tour dates below:
04/08 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
04/10 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands
04/11 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
04/12 Pittsburgh, PA Brillobox
04/13 Indianapolis, IN Do317 Lounge
04/15 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
04/16 Fargo, ND The Aquarian*
04/17 Billings, MT The Railyard*
04/18 Missoula, MT Stage 112*
04/19 Pullman, WA Mikey Gyro’s*
04/20 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown*
04/21 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café*
04/22 Vancouver, BC Media Club*
04/23 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios*
04/25 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst-Atrium*
04/26 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop*
04/27 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp*
04/29 Visalia, CA Cellar Door*
04/30 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewery*
05/01 Riverside, CA UC Riverside*
05/02 Los Angeles, CA The Echo*
05/03 San Diego, CA Soda Bar*
05/04 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar*
05/06 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court*
05/07 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge*
05/09 Omaha, NE Waiting Room*
05/10 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
* with Maps & Atlases
Cowboy Indian Bear's Live Old, Die Young is coming out April 23rd, 2013, on The Record Machine. According to their new biography, the new album was produced by Joshua Browning and featured songwriting spanning over three years through "grueling touring regimen through multiple blizzards, blown tires, shouting matches in art galleries, travels to exotic locales and the loss of beloved family members."
Look for the Kansas ethereal indie rock four-piece to also be doing a small tour in support of their sophomore album:
04/10 - Kaufmann Stadium - Kansas City, MO
04/25 - Davey's Uptown - Kansas City
04/27 - Velvet Elvis - Champaign, IL
04/28 - Township - Chicago, IL
04/30 - Pianos - New York, NY
05/02 - Cameo Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
05/04 - The Comet - Cincinnati, OH
You may remember hearing me talk about this Denmark band last year, but Choir Of Young Believers is back with a new video called "Paralyze", taken from their sophomore album Rhine Gold (out now on Ghostly International).
Director Anders Malmberg explained his work, "The music serves as the emotional script when you direct promos, and in this case I had the wonderful joy of working with a really strong composed work of music, that indeed challenges the conventional song format, without losing the pathos and pop sensibility that characterize Choir of Young Believers. I listened to the music, and wrote a script. I wanted the film to have a timeless and simple aesthetic, a simple design. So apart from being in love with long dolly shots, I also tried to articulate ideas that are related to different fields within fine art such as sculpture, painting, fashion and photography."
Check out the video on youtube.
Portland's Young Turks (not to be confused with the Turkish nationalist movement or the record label that signed xx and Wavves) was recently named Alternative Press' "100 Bands You Need to Know in 2013". The young band just recorded their cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire", which you can hear on bandcamp.
All proceeds from the track will benefit the Green Acres Animal Sanctuary in Silverton. Not really sure what being on fire has anything to do with animals… but there you go.