New Single By Tristen Available For FREE


Tristen has retuned with a new 7” entitled Eager For Your Love, which is now available for free download off of her website http://www.tristen.com. Her Nashville based southern pop feel is back in full force with her new album Charlatans At The Garden Gate, which is due for release on February first of next year.

The single contains two main tracks, “Eager For Your Love” and “Baby Drugs”, along with the b-side “Cheatin”. The release shows some serious potential and has been developing some major hype. Tristen has found herself on a place on KCRW, The Wall Street Journal, and Nylon Magazine’s Artist to Watch lists.

Check out Baby Drugs here:
Tristen – Baby Drugs by AmericanMythRecordings

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The Future Islands And Lonnie Walker Release Split 7 Inch

The Future Islands and Lonnie Walker team up to release a split seven inch from Baltimore’s Friends Records. The single features a new track from both artists and is now available on limited addition peach colored vinyl. Only 1000 copies were made so you better act fast!

Making sense of why these two very different bands have teamed up at first is a little tricky, but the two artists actually have a long history together. In fact they have known each other for most of their lives. Both from coastal North Carolina they at one point played in a band together in college.

The two will also be  playing shows together this week.

November 18 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
November 19 Raleigh, NC – Kings
November 20 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Woodsman Announce New Album And Tour With Gauntlet Hair


Shortly after the release of their EP Mystery tape earlier this year, the Colorado based group announces that they will release a new full length this January. The first single off the album (which is appropriately named Rare Forms) is entitled “Insects”, and is as hypnotic and gloomy as one would expect from this quartet.

Along with the release of “Insects” the band has also announced that they will begin a west coast tour with the experimental duo Gauntlet Hair. The tour is already underway and the rest of the dates are listed below along with the single Insects.

Woodsman – “Insects” by OctopusWindmill

November 9 Villanova, CA
November 10 Mama Buzz Café, CA
November 11 Milk Bar, CA
November 12 TBA Santa Cruz, CA
November 13 The Bacchus, CA
November 14 Origami Vinyl, CA
November 15 Acrobatics Everyday, CA
November 16 Soda Bar, CA
November 18 The Kosmos, NM

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Announce New Tour

After just recently wrapping up their tour with the Flaming lips, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti announce another US/Canada tour with psychedelic legends and Brazil natives, Os Mutantes.

The band has recently released a new album entitled Before Today. Combining the famous psychedelic and noise-pop vibes , the album transcends into continuation of the bands previous work. Make sure to catch this 2 for 1 psychedelic, eye-candy tour!

***Tour Dates***

November 5 @Showroom, TX
November 6 @Fun Fun Fun Fest, TX
November 7 Fitzgeralds, TX
November 8@ One Eyed Jack, LA
November 9 @Variety, GA
November 10@ Cats Cradle, NC
November 11 @9:30 Club, DC
November 12 @Trocadero, PA
November 13 @Webster Hall, NY
November 14@ Royale Boston, MA
November 16@ National, PQ
November 17@ Opera House, ONT
November 18 @Clazel Theater, OH
November 19@ Metro, IL
November 20 @Cedar Cultural Center, MN
November 23@ Bluebird, CO
November 24@ Urban Lounge, UT
November 26 @Vogue, BC
November 27 @Neumo’s, WA
November 28@ Berbati’s, OR
November 30@ Regency, CA
December 1 @Rio Theater, CA
December 2 @Henry Fonda, CA

Cheap Time Returns With New Album

Two years after the release of their self titled debut album, the Tennessee-based garage rock band, Cheap Time are back with the release of their second, Fantastic Explanations (and Similar Situations).  For those familiar with the original grunge/punk sound of the group’s original album, you are in for a surprise with its successor. While remaining true to their original kicks and beats, the band has collectively matured into the band we all hoped they would.

Fantastic Explanations (and Similar Situations) doesn’t only differ from the bands previous work in musical maturity, but the fashion that it was recorded is also very altered. While the band was finishing up recording the album ,their engineer suffered a mental breakdown and kicked the boys out of the studio by gunpoint. It wasn’t until months later that another engineer was hired to finish the job.

Despite this tragic experience, the band is currently on tour in Europe but US tour dates are on their way.

Tour And New EP Released By SO SO GLOS

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The Brooklyn Based band of brothers return with the release of their new EP Low Back Chain Shift, and a substantial US tour to follow it. The quartet just ended a massive tour with Matt and Kim and are getting right back on the road with some more big names such as The Futureheads and the Mantles.

The EP was released last week and is same punk rock influenced, high energy sound that the band is known for. But most importantly they are bringing that same high energy sound back to New York where it all began with a five borough tour in celebration of the release. Check out the tour dates below and definitely give the EP a listen.

Five Borough Tour
October 21, Martini Red, Staten Island
October 22, Pianos – Force Field PR Showcase, Manhattan
October 23, Shea Stadium, Brooklyn
October 24, BBQ Manitee at Silent Barn, Queens
October 25, Paul Shaffers House, The Bronx

The Rest
October 12, Austin, TX – Emo’s w/ the Futureheads
October 14, New Orleans, LA – The Circle Bar w/ Carnivores
October16, Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/ The Coathangers, Woven Bones, Carnivores
October 20, Philadelphia, PA – Danger Danger Gallery w/ Carnivores