Ah SXSW, simultaneously one of the most fun and exhausting weeks of the year for those lucky enough to attend. A whirlwind series of day parties, happy hours, panels, meetings, official showcases, “meetings” at the finest BBQ and taco joints, after parties, after after parties, and near constant sleep depravation. We. Cannot. Wait.
Click HERE to download the compilation. It will also be available for streaming / download on services like Spotify, Rdio, and Amazon.
Check out the track list below:
01. Local Natives – “Breakers”
02. Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band – “Strictly Reserved For You”
03. He’s My Brother She’s My Sister – “The Same Old Ground”
04. Dirty Fences – “Heaven Is Tonight”
05. PAWS – “Homecoming”
06. The Virgins – “Flashbacks, Memories and Dreams”
07. The Ocean Blue – “Sad Night, Where Is Morning”
08. Young Galaxy – “Pretty Boy”
09. Dana Falconberry – “Please Sparrow”
10. Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers – “Little Too Late”
11. Anders & Kendall – “City Of Greats”
12. Parenthetical Girls – “A Note To Self”
13. Social Studies – “Away For The Weekend”
14. Ra Ra Riot – “Binary Mind”
15. Pretty & Nice – “Hibernate”
16. The Lovely Bad Things – “Fried Eyes”
17. Agent Ribbons – “Family Haircut”
18. I Am Dive – “Mount Eerv”
19. Emma Louise – “Boy”
Having recently graced us with the sultry vocal melodies and crafty programming of their double A-side single release Underworld / Zeros, which, co-produced with Jim Abbiss, felt as complex and intriguing as any full length-album, the group with a penchant for eclectic compositions is back with a full-on full length record.
Duologue, the Indie-Electronic band from across the pond that we just can’t get enough of, are bringing their notable Indie-Electronic crossover sound that blends digital effects and effervescent acoustic tones to their new, highly anticipated release Song & Dance. The album, released on Killing Moon Records, made its digital debut yesterday, with a physical release hitting April 23rd in the U.K.
But more than simply producing intricate material in the studio, Duologue have the ability to masterly channel their genre-blending music onto the live stage — our very own stairwell included. The band performed “Machine Stop“ and “Zeros“ at The Orchard’s first-ever CMJ Stairwell Series last October, and needless to say, the Indie men from London did not need to be plugged-in to capture a memorable sound, rocking our beloved stairwell with just a violin, glockenspiel, some acoustic guitars, and haunting harmonies.
Just recently, the group sold out their album launch party at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, and you can expect similarly packed shows on their upcoming tour with Post War Years. After the European stint, the band will be coming stateside to perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Get a taste for the new record now with the video for “Push It,” the first single off the album, below, and take a peek after the jump for full European and SXSW tour dates.
Hummingbird, the newest record from the Sunshine State-based band, further expands and develops the sonic palette of their cross-genre sound. Equal parts Indie-Pop, Folk-Rock and Psychedelic, the band blends percussiveness with poignancy, deep groove with ethereal vocals, and the result is spectacular. The record was co-produced by The National‘s Aaron Dessner, a natural fit in the eyes of Local Natives, who toured with the iconic Indie group on their previous album cycle. And for all you ‘Natives faithful, Hummingbird still has many of the band’s signature sounds to get excited about — layered vocal harmonies, strong percussion intricacies, and Afropop-influenced guitar tones — but the growth and maturity from the previous album is unmistakable.
In promotion of the new record, the group performed “Heavy Feet,” the first single off the new record, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week. The performance marks the beginning of an extensive tour, which kicks off for the band at SXSW in Austin, Texas. If you want to catch Local Natives live though, you better go out and get your tickets soon as multiple dates for their upcoming tour have already sold out. Check out more on the band, their new record, and upcoming tour schedule on their website. Full tour dates after the jump.
Last September, our “young men” Colin Caulfield, Emmett Conway, Joe Bailey, Jeff Graupner and Darien Williams released Ideas of Distance, part one of their album trilogy. Tomorrow, the Young Man members are coming out with Vol. 1 – yes, you heard right — the second installment of this highly anticipated three-part release!
Produced by John McEntire (Broken Social Scene, Tortoise, The Sea & Cake) and available for pre-order on iTunes, you can stream the full album right now on Rolling Stone and as a special treat, download ”Do,” the latest single from the album, on Stereogum.
Young Man has definitely been busy this year… In addition to prepping all these awesome releases, the band had a successful trip to SXSW earlier this year, including performances at the Frenchkiss Records Showcase and the Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel. After touring throughout the past year with Cold War Kids, Givers, Fanfarlo, Oberhofer and Grouplove, the band is now on the road in May for a run of shows with Suckers.
Check out the dates below!
May 19 — Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
May 20 — San Diego, CA Casbah
May 22 — Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
May 23 — El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
May 25 — Austin, TX Red 7