"When the City Lights Dim" is the new single from Cold Specks (lead by Al Spx), which is coming out March 5th, 2013, via Mute Records. The track is taken from last year's debut album, I Predict A Graceful Expulsion, from this Canadian singer/songwriter.
The album was a short-list for Canada’s Polaris Prize and was eMusic’s highest praise as the #1 Album of 2012.
Cold Specks will be doing some brief promotional shows in the Canada area:
03/16/13 Montreal, QC Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
03/18/13 Kingston, ON Sydenham St United Church
03/19/13 London, ON London Music Hall
06/08/13 Toronto, ON Historic Fort York
I've seen Snowden twice. The first time, there was this huge blizzard in Minneapolis and then the second time for free because the headliner pulled out at the last minute. Snowden decided to continue on with the show.
The band is heading back to Minneapolis as part of their mid-to-late February tour and may preview some songs from their upcoming album, No One In Control, which will be released by Kings of Leon's record label, Serpents and Snakes.
You can preview their first single, "The Beat Comes", at Stereogum.
02/20 - Philadelphia - Johnny Brendas
02/22 - DC - DC9
02/23 - NYC - Mercury Lounge
02/24 - Chicago - Subterranean
02/25 - Minneapolis - Triple Rock
02/26 - Denver - Larimer Lounge
02/28 - Seattle - Barboza
03/01 - Los Angeles - Satellite Lounge
03/03 - Atlanta - The Earl
LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH
The new Love is Colder Than Death (LICTD) album is called Tempest and it's coming out next week: February 15th, 2013.
LICTD is a 90s dark wave German band, named after the 1969 Fassbinder film "Liebe ist kälter als der Tod".
Freeze-Tag I (Marcus Alan Ward) is releasing Eskimo sometime in March 2013. According to his blog, "Taking time to finish the EP up.. But the video looks gorgeous.."
Currently mixing at Field Day Recordings. Hear the title track now: