San Francisco band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down released their new album, We The Common, this week, on Ribbon Music. The title track, “We The Common,” with it’s jangly clattering folk sound and smoky vocals, will hook you right away. Their tour to promote the new album will hit NYC in March, with shows at The Bowery Ballroom on March 22nd and at The Bell House on March 25th.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – We The Common:
Swedish Folk Band Junip released their first full-length album, Fields, back in 2010. In December, the band announced that they will release a new self titled album this April. The song progression in Fields really builds and is worth a full listen here. “Howl” is one of my favorite tracks. Their sound has a haunting, seventies feel, even drawing recent comparisons to Cat Stevens from The New York Times.
Their new single, “Line of Fire,” from the upcoming album is available from free download on their website. So get inside, grab a glass of red wine and have a listen!
Junip – Howl:
After over a year of sitting on this amazing video that we produced with EMOTE Productions for Boy Crisis, the funk of a thousand suns burst through the cables holding it back and the glorious “L’Homme” video found its way into the world. Will this serve as the guiding beacon bringing Boy Crisis home again and ready to party? We hope so.
Boy Crisis – L’Homme (Official Music Video):
Filed under Music, New, NYC, video
Late Guest at the Party plays Cameo Gallery tonight with Slam Donahue, Easy Over, and Ponyhof. Should be a fun show.
Check out the Italian band’s new video for their hot new single “You Make Me Nervous,” out now on Reynolds Records. If you can’t make it out to Cameo tonight, LGATP also plays Cake Shop this Thursday, September 8.
Late Guest at the Party – You Make Me Nervous:
The Kills just finished up a two-night stint performing at Terminal 5 yesterday to promote their new album Blood Pressures which came out this Spring. This is the fourth studio album from the two-member band (Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince) released by Domino Records. Their pared down style relies on a minimalist combination of beats, guitar, and vocals with an occasional sampled effect. The result is oddly addictive.
Below check out “Future Starts Slow,” the second single from the album. And just because it’s been a while, we included a bonus Jam today – a live recording of “DNA” from Cochella this year. Hince reportedly dedicated this song to his wife, Kate Moss.
The Kills – Future Starts Slow
The Kills – DNA
In case you haven’t been able to see Bear Hands recently, they have started to play a new song live called “Giants.” This is probably my new favorite Bear Hands song, and ya’ll need to get ready for the dopeness when these guys record their next album.
This recording is from their set at the Cantora Records Official SXSW 2011 Showcase down at The Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX, where they shared the stage with Superhumanoids, Slam Donahue, Reptar, Secret Music, and Computer Magic. Take notes!
Bear Hands – Giants (live):