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A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘It Is Nothing’

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Guess what!? A Place To Bury Strangers are hard at work on their third album! *cue screaming Beatles fangirls*

That’s right, New York ’s ear bleedingly loud post-punk noise rocking whatever’s have wrapped their current touring commitments and have hit the studio.

If you missed  A Place To Bury Strangers sophomore album ‘Exploding Head’ you may want to check it out. That is if you like over the top, psychedelic, noisy, ridiculous rock mayhem assaulting your eardrums.

Visit A Place To Bury Strangers via their webpage / Facebook / Myspace or download ‘Exploding Head’ @ iTunes.

Yuck – ‘The Wall’

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Holy 1994 Batman! Yuck are touring like rock gods of old and can’t be stopped! From Austria to the Reading Festival, from Ireland to Boston , Munich to Prague … pretty much everywhere, Yuck’s either been there or on their way, even your Grandma’s! …sorry, that wasn’t nice.

Since the London four piece released their self-titled debut album on Fat Possum in February it’s been all roses. The first signs that Yuck weren’t going to be an overnight fad came following the massive buzz generated at South by Southwest, but the hype has carried on and on. Yuck‘s 90’s drenched rock sound hasn’t been swallowed by everybody but ‘The Wall’ proves how much fun there is to be had.

YUCK SEP/OCT TOUR…

September
2nd: Electric Picnic, Ireland
8th: New Slang, Kingston
9th: Bestival, Isle of Wight
10th: Bestival, Isle of Wight
15th: Duo Music Exchange, Tokyo
22nd: TT the Bears, Boston MA
23rd: Popped Festival, Philadelphia PA
24th: Pop Montreal, Montreal QC
25th: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
27th: Ninth Ward, Buffalo NY
28th: Brillobox, Pittsburgh PA
29th: Magic Stick, Detroit MI
30th: Grog Shop, Cleveland OH

October
1st: Radio Radio, Indianapolis IN
3rd: Double Door, Chicago IL
4th: Firebird, St Louis MO
5th: Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
6th: The Earl, Atlanta GA
7th: Crowbar, Tampa FL
8th: Langerado Festival, Miami
10th: The Social, Orlando FL
12th: Black Cat, Washington DC
13th: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
14th: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
17th: AB, Brussels
18th: Underground, Cologne
19th: Ampere, Munich
20th: Hafen 2, Offenbach
21st: 007, Prague
24th: Little Vega, Copenhagen
30th: Voxhall, Aarhus

For full tour dates visit Yuck’s blog @ www.yuckband.blogspot.com or www.fatpossum.com. Lastly, just in case you missed it, Yuck’s frontman Daniel Blumberg has released his side-project ‘Oupa‘ which is well worth a look.

The Megaphonic Thrift – ‘Candy Sin’

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Last week Vinyl Junkie Recordings released a new digital compilation ‘The Light Shines Into Your Dream’. Its packed full of classic and current dreamy rock tunes by Exit Calm, Ringo Deathstarr and The Megaphonic Thrift (tracklist below).

‘Candy Sin’ isn’t on the Vinyl Junkie release but I’m putting it out there anyhow because its tops! Plus I’m still in the middle of downloading the comp from iTunes… multi-tasking! ‘Candy Sin’ is from the ‘Decay Decoy‘ album released earlier this year. This song is crazy, great for blowing off stress and killing nerves!

Download ‘The Light Shines Into Your Dream’ via iTunes to benefit the Japanese Earthquake relief…

THE LIGHT SHINES INTO YOUR DREAM

01. Chapterhouse / Pearl (2009 Recorded Version)
02. Deep Cut / Out Of Nothing
03. Coaltar Of The Deepers / Hallucination
04. Ringo Deathstarr / Every Time I Leave You
05. Exit Calm / Hope
06. Lemon’s Chair / Brilliant
07. The Deer Tracks / The Archer (Radio Edit Version)
08. Pia Fraus / Birds Still Swing
09. cruyff in the bedroom / Cry (Tokyo Feedback Renaissance Mix)
10. The Megaphonic Thrift / Fill Your Cup,Tokyo!
11. Astrobrite / New Sun
12. Fleeting Joys / Between The Light And My Eyes
13. dip / Ode (To The Mucous Membrane) – Four Pieces Ver.
14. Secret Shine / Taking Me Over
15. My Bloody Valentine / To Here Knows When (Live Version At Fuji Rock Festival’ 08)

Hear more from The Megaphonic Thrift / Facebook.

Radical Dads – ‘Walking Wires’

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Radical Dads – really!? Ok ‘Walking Wires’ is pretty rad, so let’s do this! ‘Walking Wires’ comes from the ‘Mega Rama’ album which is out now via Uninhabitable Mansions. The New York city rockers even got themselves in the Times so that’s good enough for me!

This three piece could make the most hardened lo-fi enthusiast blush. Radical Dads would fit nicely in the pocket of Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth or dare I say it… Pixies fans! In true late 80s, 90s fashion ‘Walking Wires’ has guitars coming in at all angles with a crash and burn finish to look forward to.

More info @ Radical Dads homepage or download ‘Mega Rama’ @ Bandcamp.

Wye Oak – ‘Holy Holy’

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Baltimore’s Wye Oak have announced new dates across the UK and Europe to add to an already epic tour in support of their album ‘Civilian’. Its hard to believe that the sound on this record is created by a duo (Jenn Wasner on vocals and guitar with Andy Stack  on drums and keys).

‘Holy Holy’ shows off Jenn’s awesome guitar sound, there’s plenty of big swells and drops. Its a grungey swagger for the most part but is well composed and doesn’t lack a catchy chorus.

EUROPE/UK TOUR DATES…

Mon 22-Aug-11 UK Manchester @ Ruby Lounge
Tue 23-Aug-11 UK EDINBURGH @ CORN EXCHANGE W/ THE NATIONAL
Wed 24-Aug-11 UK GLASGOW@ ACADEMY W/ THE NATIONAL
Thu 3-Nov-11 GER – BERLIN @ LIDO
Fri 4-Nov-11 DEN – COPENHAGEN@ HUSET MAGSTRAEDE
Sat 5-Nov-11 SWE – STOCKHOLM @ DEBASER
Sun 6-Nov-11 NOR – OSLO @ MONO
Tue 8-Nov-11 GER – MUNSTER @ GLEIS 22
Wed 9-Nov-11 GER – HEIDELBERG @ KARLSTORBAHNHOF
Thu 10-Nov-11 SWI – FRIBOURG @ FRI-SON
Fri 11-Nov-11 IT -MILAN SALUMERIA @ DELLA MUSICA
Sat 12-Nov-11 FRA – TOULOUSE @ SAINT DES SEINS
Sun 13-Nov-11 SPA – SAN SEBASTIEN @ KONTADORES
Tue 15-Nov-11 SPA – BARCELONA @ SIDECAR
Thu 17-Nov-11 GER – KOLN @ GEBAUDE
Fri 18-Nov-11 LUX – LUX @ ROCKHAL CAFÉ
Sat 19-Nov-11 NETH – DEN HAAG @ CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL
Sun 20-Nov-11 BEL – ANTWERP @ CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL
Mon 21-Nov-11 FRA – PARIS @ POINT EPHEMERE
Tue 22-Nov-11 UK – LONDON @ XOYO

More info @ www.wyeoakmusic.com / merge records.

Bobby – ‘Ginger (Water Birth)’ Download + ‘Sore Spores’

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Partisan Records have released a winner in BOBBY‘s self-titled debut album. I hadn’t heard much about them until this release. Which makes sense because they’ve only been around for a year or so, how they managed the album’s depth in such a short amount of time is incredible.

Tom Greenberg assembled the group in Massachusetts, currently touring with seven members. ‘Sore Spores’ is a good example of all the different colours BOBBY has at their disposal. There’s Molly’s gorgeous vocals, Tom’s distinct tone, percussive backing and… a theremin synth for good measure!

Note that the rest of the album doesn’t all sound like ‘Sore Spores’. It’s a little more abstract, experimental and always colourful! Other key tracks are ‘We Saw’ and ‘Shimmychick’ which you can checkout here.

*UPDATE* FREE DOWNLOADBOBBY – ‘Ginger (Water Birth)’
(to download: right click, save Link as)

Thanks to BOBBY, Partisan & Marni for that!
To grab the whole album, visit the store here.

Visit BOBBY online @ Myspace / Partisan Records / iTunes & via Facebook.