CocoRosie (Bianca and Sierra Casady) recently previewed their first track from their forthcoming studio album. The preview song is called "Heartache City". The studio version can be yours on Friday, September 18th as part of the full album.
The sisters commented about the new album, "This will be our sixth record! Like many of our past records, we wrote and gathered much of the material at our farm studio in the south of France with minimal equipment, vintage toys and antique instruments. Going back to a '4-track' style approach, we limited ourselves to essential, acoustic accompaniment, played by us, and select percussion, toys from our old suit cases dating back to the "La Maison" days. Unlike our more psychedelic/electronic explorations of the last two records, our latest songs have a dusty southern feel with old-timey poetry. We ended up in Argentina where we finished the recordings and mixed the record with engineer Nicolas Kalwill with whom we've worked on two previous records. The spirit of Buenos Aires added to our already teen-romance-nostalgic-mood where we spontaneously shot a music video casting over 30 local girls."
CocoRosie tour dates:
07/16 - Paris, France @ Cabaret Sauvage
07/17 - Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival
07/18 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso
09/17-09/20 - Oakdale, CA @ Symbiosis Gathering
09/22 - Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
09/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
09/25 - New York, CA @ Webster Hall
We are actually pretty excited to see that industrial pioneers KMFDM will be returning to the Twin Cities on August 15 at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis. This headlining date will be supported by Chant and Black December.
You may recall that the last time the German band was in town, it was to promote KUNST, which Sam wrote, "Starting with a rousing take on fan favorite D.I.Y., the band stormed through a collection of 19 songs from their vast discography, five of which came from the excellent new KUNST album."
This time around, KMFDM is touring in support of 2014's Our Time Will Come and the live album We Are KMFDM. If you're a diehard fan and already own those - good news for you, their EP Salvation is coming out this Friday (Friday is the new Tuesday for music releases). The striking cover art looks like a "Crisis #7" pose over a destroyed city... with artwork as always by Brute!
KMFDM on tour:
Jul 19 Imperial Vancouver, BC
Jul 20 Star Theater Portland, OR
Jul 22 Mezzanine San Francisco, CA
Jul 23 The Regent Theater Los Angeles, CA
Jul 24 Livewire Scottsdale, AZ
Jul 26 Gas Monkey Live! Dallas, TX
Jul 27 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Jul 28 Civic Theater New Orleans, LA
Jul 29 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Jul 30 Lincoln Theater Raleigh, NC
Jul 31 The State Theater Falls Church, VA
Aug 01 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Aug 02 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Aug 04 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Aug 05 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
Aug 06 Iron Works Buffalo, NY
Aug 07 Mr. Small’s Theater Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 08 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Aug 09 The Southgate House Newport, KY
Aug 11 Exit/In Nashville, TN
Aug 12 The Ready Room St. Louis, MO
Aug 13 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
Aug 14 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Aug 15 Mill City Nights Minneapolis, MN
Aug 16 The Granada Lawrence, KS
Aug 17 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Aug 18 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 19 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Canadian Nick Diamonds (no relationship to Neil Diamond), best known for his bands Islands and The Unicorns recently released his solo LP City of Quartz last month on his Manque Music label.
We previously saw Diamonds in 2014 with The Both.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
9/5: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
9/8: Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
9/9: New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
9/10: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
9/11: Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
9/13: Washington, DC @ DC9
9/14: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
9/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
9/16: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
9/17: Philadelphia, PA @ The Boot & Saddle
9/18: Hudson, NY @ The Half Moon
9/19: Montreal, QC @ Rialto Hall (POP Montreal)
9/20: Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theater
9/22: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe
9/23: Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
9/24: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
9/25: Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
9/26: Pygmalion Festival
9/27: Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Tap
9/29: Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
9/30: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/1: Boise, ID @ The Watercooler
10/2: Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/3: Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
10/4: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
10/6: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
10/10: San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
Brooklyn producer and writer Sam Obey, aka Obey City, will be releasing Merlot Sounds and will be going out on tour with S-Type soon.
The latest EP will feature a series of guests - Kelela, 1OAK, Erick Arc Elliott (Flatbush Zombies) and newcomer Anthony Flammia who provided vocals on "Waterbed".
Flute duo Flutronix (Nathalie and Allison) is releasing their new EP called City of Breath on August 13th.
The EP has several original Flutronix pieces, as well as a minimalist cover of Steve Reich's "Vermont Counterpoint."
R. City (formerly known as Rock City) recently recruited Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine for their new single, "Locked Away." While R. City's name me not be familiar to you - they wrote some of your favorite pop songs, including Miley Cyrus' "We Can’t Stop", Rihanna's "Pour It Up", Nicki Minaj's "Only", etc.
Look for their debut EP later this Summer via Kemosabe Records/RCA Records.
Post-punk trio Slow Riot (singer/bassist Niall Clancy, guitarist Aaron Duff and drummer Paul Cosgrave) recently released their latest single "City of Culture" last Friday, July 10th via Straight Lines Are Fine.
The single is taken from their forthcoming EP Cathedral (due out later this year), recorded at the Manic Street Preachers's FASTER studio in Cardiff under the watchful eye of producer Kevin Vanbergen.