I caught Deerhoof in 2012 and noted how fun it was to see the band in person. I also wrote that it was unbelievable how long the band have been around (now in their 20th year as a band).
Deerhoof's 13th album La Isla Bonita was their most commercially accessible record to date, coming in at #3 on the CMJ Top 200 Chart, and #5 in the Billboard Top Vinyl Albums.
Japan Tour 2014
12/5: Matsumoto, Japan @ Alecx
12/06: Shizuoka, Japan @ Freakyshow
12/08: Osaka, Japan @ Shangri-La
12/09: Kyoto, Japan @ Takutaku
12/10: Okayama, Japan @ Pepperland
12/12: Fukuoka, Japan @ Insa Fukuoka
12/13: Naha, Japan @ Output
12/16: Tokyo, Japan @ Fever
12/17: Tokyo, Japan @ WWW
12/18: Sapporo, Japan @ Sound Lab Mole
12/19: Sendai, Japan @ Park Square
02/16: Berlin, DE @ Lido
02/17: Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island
02/18: Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
02/19: Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
02/20: Mons, BE @ La Maison Folie
02/21: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
02/23: Bristol. UK @ Marble Factory
02/24: Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
02/25: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
02/26: London, UK @ Oval Space
02/28: Saint-Malo, FR @ La Route Du Rock Festival
"Rabbit Hole" is the latest single from Jamie T, taken from his new Top 5 album Carry On The Grudge.
Christopher wrote about Jamie T in 2007, "Jamie T, and more importantly Panic Prevention, sounds like a mash up between the Camden drink and drug garage rock of The Libertines, the homemade indie rock of New York's antifolk finest The Moldy Peaches, with a little bit of english pub-rap favourites The Streets and a smattering of Goldie Lookin Chain's arcade beats. "
"Rabbit Hole" will be released on Limited Edition 12" Vinyl on 12th January with exclusive b-side track "Sycophant", available to pre-order on his website.
Earlier this week (December 2nd), Jamie T will perform his first US shows in 6 years...
Remaining US dates:
Dec 08 Brooklyn, NY – Music Call of Williamsburg
Philadelphia's Seagulls (not to be confused with Flock of Seagulls or Atlanta's Seagulls) will be releasing their debut album Great Pine, due out February 3rd, 2015.
The record is described as "boardwalk brooding and glitchy 8-bit textures coexist among an expansive sandbar of nostalgia".... so a Nintendo with sand?
Seagulls' upcoming concert is taking place January 30th, 2015 in Philadelphia at Bourbon and Branch.
Speaking of Atlanta, Radio Birds will be releasing Contemporary American Slang on February 3, 2015, via Brash Music.
Formed in Atlanta, GA, in 2013, the band have gone through some changes... With Contemporary American Slang, Radio Bird feature a new lineup where everybody in the band sings.
Recorded at the world-famous Southern Tracks studio, featuring an impressively diverse set of songs and even additional instrumentation by Will Turpin (Collective Soul) and Mark O'Connor.
BRIEFLY: LION TIGERS AND BEARS
HOUSE OF LIONS
This new band House of Lions (not to be confused with Los Angeles' A House of Lions) debut their single "Uncruel" in March 2014, which was picked up by Dermot O'Leary and played on his BBC Radio 2 show.
Their latest release, a three-track single Perfect Fool, look for their debut album in 2015.
New York's Lyon Hart (not to be confused with Lionheart) has a debut single called "The Sign".
The song is hot on the heels of his Elephante's song "Shake the Earth", featuring Lyon Hart. You know what they say, he never forgets...
Adelaide's "literature rock" trio Sincerely, Grizzly recently released their debut album called Halves... and apparently big fans of HBO's Boardwalk Empire.
The record was recorded over two years in Melbourne by Jez Giddings at Hot House, mixed in part by the former and in part by Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Touche Amore, mewithoutYou) at Seagrass Studios in California and mastered by Tony Mantz at Deluxe Mastering back in Melbourne.
Brighton's grunge-pop trio Tigercub just released their new single "Centrefold" on December 1st, via Blood Red Shoes own label Jazz Life.
After touring the UK with Royal Blood and being named as Zane Lowe's "Next Hype" on Radio 1, as well as winning accolades from NME, The Times and Clash Magazine... so expect them to be a household name in 2015.
The single launch record show is taking place in London on December 6 at The Stillery.