Denmark's Northern Portrait debut in 2008 with two sold-out EPs (The Fallen Aristocracy and Napoleon Sweetheart). However, since then, their album, Criminal Art Lovers, came out in 2010, the band's been pretty quiet for the past two years.
Their new EP, Pretty Decent Swimmers is out now via Matinee Recordings on "transparent swimming pool blue vinyl ". They are only pressing 1,000 copies of this 10" and pricing is cheap ($8 with digital copies of the song). If you just want the MP3s, they're $3 for all four tracks.
Hear "Happy Nice Day" now:
A couple of things you should know about The Capsules: (1) they are a trio from Kansas, (2) their song, "Starting Tomorrow" is featured in Borderlands 2 (a game that I gave up playing), and (3) their new record, Northern Lights & Southern Skies, will be coming out next week (January 15th) via Vespera Records.
The album release show will be at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas, on January 18th.
You can hear the Borderlands 2 song on Soundcloud:
Trivia: The band loves My Bloody Valentine, is it a coincidence that their drummer is called Kevin and the couple's name are Shields and their first band was called Shallow?
Speaking of Dallas, hard rock/blues band Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights (usually shortened to JTNL) are playing some shows in February. That's not a surprise because the band is known for being a great live band, often selling out their shows.
They are probably due for a new album, their last one on F-Stop Music/Atlantic Records, Pardon Me, came out in 2010.
02/08/13 Yukon, OK Grady's 66 Pub
02/09/13 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom
02/15/13 Fort Worth, TX Live Oak Music Hall
02/16/13 Lubbock, TX Blue Light Live Lubbock
04/12/13 Midland, TX Crude Fest Grounds
06/08/13 Houston, TX Herman Park
Remember Panda Riot? Emelia mentioned that ex-Parcels bassist was playing in that band. However, that was in Philadelphia.
Since then, Panda Riot moved to Chicago and they are very excited to announce that their new album, Northern Automatic Music, is coming out February 19th via Saint Marie Records (US) and Vinyl Junkie (Japan).
You can check out "Black Pyramids" streaming on Soundcloud.
The label is offering a special pre-order discount price of $12.99, which comes with the album (CD), Serious Radical Girls 7” and a 11x17 Poster. The poster is only available to the first 25 orders - so hurry!
PS, St Marie Records also signed another W♥M favorite, Elika.