A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Straight’

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A Place To Bury Strangers have finally announced that their fourth album ‘Transfixation’ will be out February 17 via Dead Oceans! The New York noise rockers have shared the first song ‘Straight’. It’s tipped to be a more experimental album than 2012′s ‘Worship’ and features their most recent recruit, drummer Robi Gonzalez. APTBS will kick off a North American and European tour in early 2015 (see dates/tickets).

 
A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Straight’

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She’s So Rad – ‘Cool It’ [Video Premiere]

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Fresh video from She’s So Rad! Sounds Better has the first look at the ‘Cool It’ clip featuring two lovely models who put their pouting prowess to the test before turning on each other in a deep end brawl! It’s taken from the New Zealand duo’s forthcoming full length ‘Tango’ (out early 2015 through From The Crate Records). Music video director Dylan Pharazyn is also responsible for much of the band’s artwork, the ‘Cool It’ clip hints at the future ‘Tango’ cover art. In the meantime, name your price for the single at Bandcamp!

 
She’s So Rad – ‘Cool It’ [Video Premiere]

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Cheatahs – ‘Controller’

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Fader have revealed more BIG news today, Cheatahs will deliver a new EP called ‘Sunne’ on February 23 via Wichita Recordings. The London rock act are streaming the lead single ‘Controller’, with pre-sales on offer. Vocalist Nathan Hewitt tells Fader, “This song is probably the first time we’ve ever written a song on the spot… We were demoing songs in our studio and this one just came out of nowhere. It was like we were being controlled in a video game or something.” ‘Controller’ is not a dramatic departure from their debut LP (but that’s not a bad thing)!

 
Cheatahs – ‘Controller’

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The Early Years – ‘DMX (No Way Out)’

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‘DMX (No Way Out)’ is the first new music we’ve heard from The Early Years in three years, recorded last month at the 100 Club! The London four piece will deliver the limited tape ‘Live / The 100 Club’ via Sonic Cathedral from November 29. It’s available first at the Spitalfield’s label market, then via online mail order (with a digital download). The last time I was at Spitalfield’s market I saw a music video shoot, there was an older guy upside down in car (the street was blocked off). I thought “ooh, it’s Morrissey!” and it turned out to be Robbie Williams – I’m sorry Moz! Anyway… The Early Years already have plans for a full length in 2015 so there’s plenty to look forward to! In other spaced-out rock news, the ‘Psych For Sore Eyes 2′ is now officially available.

 
The Early Years – ‘DMX (No Way Out)’

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Moonbell – ‘Warm Head Rush’ [Video Premiere]

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Brooklyn-based visual artist Stephan Hawk has directed Moonbell‘s mind-bending new video for ‘Warm Head Rush’. It’s taken from the Californian foursome’s ‘Afterlives’ LP, available now via Hypnogram! The footage was shot at an Oakland house party (that fellow rockers Linoleum Dream and Balms also played at), with added shots of a freight elevator in an old agricultural building.

BUT WAIT there’s more! I’m happy to announce that Moonbell are releasing a new (and free) EP called ‘Supernumerary’. It features songs recorded between their debut EP ‘Figurine’ in 2010 and their ‘Afterlives’ full length. ‘Supernumerary’ will be available for download via Bandcamp today. For fans of trippy psych, lo-fi post punk and everything in between!
 
Moonbell – ‘Warm Head Rush’ [Video Premiere]

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Balms – ‘Balms’ EP

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San Francisco’s Balms delivered their debut EP this month (grab it here). The trio kick it off with the single ‘Golden Hair’, for lovers of lo-fi rock n’ jangle pop. The floaty harmonies of ‘See You’ are another stand out. It caps off a busy year for Balms, after playing shows alongside Canyons, Vibragun, The Foreign Resort, Blackstone Rngrs, Dissolve, Moonbell and Couches.

 
Balms – ‘Balms’ [EP Stream]

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