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UNDER THE RADAR: Ninetails - "Maybe We"

UNDER THE RADAR: From Liverpool comes math-rock band Ninetails. They're playing with precision, but also with emotion. The bass lines are propulsive, the guitar playing is strong and vocals understated.

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MIXTAPE: Under the Radar #79 (07.02.2016)

MIXTAPE: Under the Radar #79 (07.02.2016).

 

Discovering the new indie & alternative pop rock music.

 

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Smith Westerns’ Cullen Omori shares new solo song "Sour Silk" -- listen

Smith Westerns’ Cullen Omori shares new solo song "Sour Silk" -- listen | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

New Misery is the forthcoming solo debut LP from Smith Westerns frontman Cullen Omori, due out on shelves March 18th. The Sub Pop release collects 11 songs and was recorded by Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells).

In January, Omori shared the glimmering lead single, “Cinnamon”. Today, he returns with another LP teaser in the form of “Sour Silk”, a hazy and swirling psych pop number reminiscent of his previous material with Smith Westerns.

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Into It. Over It.

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Into It. Over It. has released the second single from their forthcoming album, Standards, due out March 11th via Triple Crown. The new single is called "Required Reading” and according to Evan Weiss was the "first truly eye opening writing sessions for the record".

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One Man’s Noise Pop Conflict Guide - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

One Man’s Noise Pop Conflict Guide - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

I can’t blame the organizers of Noise Pop if they thought no one would be too torn up about having to choose between American Football or Carly Rae Jepson — I mean, who would reasonably suspect there exists an overlap in their respective fanbases? Well chances are if you’ve gotten yourself a badge to one of the Bay Area’s all-around best festivals, back for its 24th year on February 18, that you might be one of those listeners who has such impeccable taste that you are equally big on both 90’s emo-rock and 80’s-inspired dance-pop. The good news for you is that this year’s Noise Pop lineup is one of the festival’s best schedules, with a wide swatch of offerings ranging from hardcore to soft rock and folk-punk to maximalist jazz. The bad news is that with over 80 artists playing the festival over the course of six days, you’ll inevitably miss more incredible music than you will see.

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Powerful Siouxsie & The Banshees performance: Live at ‘The Futurama Festival,’ 1980

Powerful Siouxsie & The Banshees performance: Live at ‘The Futurama Festival,’ 1980 | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Siouxsie & The Banshees, 1980

On September 13th and 14th, 1980, the second installment of “The Futurama Festival” was held in Leeds, a city in the English county of Yorkshire.

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27 years of MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’ has been recreated online

27 years of MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’ has been recreated online | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

 
On April 27, 1986, on what was the fourth episode ever of MTV’s 120 Minutes, the first video was Lou Reed’s “No Money Down,” off of Mistrial, which was released in May of the same year.

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Blisses B release new music video for "Montevideo" - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Blisses B release new music video for "Montevideo" - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Groove/folk/psych rockers Blisses B have a new music video out for their fantastically catchy tune, "Montevideo." It's both a celebration of and lament for the San Francisco music scene — …...

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Portland garage pop trio Hey Lover share new single “Nancy” -- listen

Portland garage pop trio Hey Lover share new single “Nancy” -- listen | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

The band’s latest single, “Nancy”, encapsulates their charm like a heart-shaped box and makes it easy to see why they’ve become such a hit with esteemed Portland lo-fi label Hovercraft. The track combines Jonathan Richman’s lazy sense of wonder with a sweet, leisurely melody that evokes Beat Happening, or maybe a Ramones 45” played at 33 RPM

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The Dead Weather are circus freaks in new video for "Impossible Winner" -- watch

The Dead Weather are circus freaks in new video for "Impossible Winner" -- watch | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

In their new video for Dodge and Burn standout “Impossible Winner”, The Dead Weather find themselves trapped on a train. But it’s not just any train and they aren’t just any prisoners, as the rickety car is part of a traveling circus, and The Dead Weather are the freakshow stars. Alison Mosshart looks to be half made of a pile of dirt, Jack Lawrence is the six-fingered man, Jack White has two too many limbs, and Dean Fertita… plays piano, apparently.

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Parquet Courts announce new album, Human Performance, share "Dust" and "Outside" -- listen

Parquet Courts announce new album, Human Performance, share "Dust" and "Outside" -- listen | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

On April 8th, Parquet Courts will issue a new album, Human Performance. Due out through Rough Trade, the full-lengths spans a generous 13 tracks with titles like “Captive of the Sun”, “Berlin Got Blurry”, and “Pathos Prairie”. It follows last year’s Monastic Living EP and Live at Third Man Records release along with 2014’s Sunbathing Animal LP.

Our first preview of the upcoming record comes with the chugging lead single “Dust” and a track called “Outside”. Check out “Dust” via its accompanying music video, directed by Johann Rashid, which pits a 9-5 employee against a strange creature. Meanwhile, the New York garage rockers debuted the live version of “Outside” earlier this week at WFUV.

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Seattle declares February 7th as "International Clash Day" in honor of legendary punk band

Seattle declares February 7th as "International Clash Day" in honor of legendary punk band | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

The city of Seattle, Washington has declared February 7th, 2016 as “International Clash Day” in honor of the legendary punk band.

An official proclamation written by Mayor Edward B. Murray recognizes The Clash for “establishing their unique sound combining punk with reggae, dub, funk, and ska, behind socially conscious lyrics.” The proclomation also notes the band’s 1982 performance in Seattle during which they “[outshone] headliners The Who, and [inspired] a young audience member, Jeff Ament, to grow up and become the bassist for Pearl Jam.”

Radio station KEXP is celebrating with 12 consecutive hours of the band's music.

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Andrew Bird announces new album, Are You Serious, featuring Fiona Apple and Blake Mills

Andrew Bird announces new album, Are You Serious, featuring Fiona Apple and Blake Mills | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Plus, hear the studio version of lead single "Capsized".

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LSD and The Search For God release 'Heaven Is A Place' EP

LSD and The Search For God release 'Heaven Is A Place' EP | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

It's been about nine years since LSD & The Search For God released their first self-titled full length. It charted them within the psych-shoegaze-space music scene, and has left the band with an uncanny reputation for their mesmerizing performance and hypnotizing sound.

Now the band is back with their newest EP, Heaven Is A Place.

LSD & The Search For God sticks to what they do well with this release. The entire EP is laced with a hint of haze that grabs you and leads you on a dream-drenched journey. Vocals are reverbed out, the rhythm section is driving and stupefying, and the melody is illusory. It takes the biggest and most romantic facets of shoegaze music and brings them to 2016, with some indie and rock n' roll sensibilities.

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NYC Artist on the Rise: Dion Lunadon plays Palisades tomorrow (02.04)

NYC Artist on the Rise: Dion Lunadon plays Palisades  tomorrow (02.04) | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Fast drums, distorted guitars and melodic vocals barely floating on top of the noise - it's the rock'n'roll equivalent of a BLT, you just can't go wrong with it.

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Stereolab's Tim Gane and Bradford Cox team on Cavern of Anti-Matter's "Liquid Gate" -- listen

Stereolab's Tim Gane and Bradford Cox team on Cavern of Anti-Matter's "Liquid Gate" -- listen | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Three years after releasing their debut EP, Stereolab offshoot Cavern of Anti-Matter is finally set to drop their first full-length. Dubbed Void Beats / Invocation Trex and due out February 19 via Duophonic, the album sees Stereolab co-founder Tim Gane teaming with drummer Joe Dillworth and synth player Holger Zapf. They’ve also called in a score of guest artists, including Bradford Cox of Deerhunter.

Cox joins the group on new single “Liquid Gate”, a psychedelic jaunt featuring equally trippy visuals from director Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy)

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Lords of Sealand release new music video for "Architect" - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Lords of Sealand release new music video for "Architect" - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Local prog-rock band Lords of Sealand are back at it with a new video for their track, "Architect", off of their EP, Found Fiction.

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Crucial photos of the San Francisco punk scene 1977-1982

Crucial photos of the San Francisco punk scene 1977-1982 | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

The Avengers. Photo by James Stark.
 
Photographer James Stark got his start shooting photos for the band Crime in 1976 and thereafter began documenting the early punk scene in San Francisco.

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Premiere: Never Young and Gay Henry partner for "New Villain" video - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Premiere: Never Young and Gay Henry partner for "New Villain" video - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

We're excited to premiere up-and-coming local noise rock group Never Young's latest video for their song "New Villain" from their NY Singles EP. For the video, the band teamed up with Gay Henry, aka Guy Henry Mueller — a drag artist from Guerneville who recently relocated to Minnesota.

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The Bay Bridged Presents: a Noise Pop Happy Hour with Baus, The Classical, and Motor Inn - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

The Bay Bridged Presents: a Noise Pop Happy Hour with Baus, The Classical, and Motor Inn - The Bay Bridged - San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Are you ready for Noise Pop? Well, we are, too. One of our favorite Noise Pop traditions is our annual Happy Hour show at Bender's February 26, and we're excited to bring it back this year with a trio of great local bands: Baus, The Classical, and Motor Inn.

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Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld shares stirring solo song "Where the Light Comes In" -- listen

Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld shares stirring solo song "Where the Light Comes In" -- listen | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

The Ridge is the new solo album from Arcade Fire member Sarah Neufeld, expected to hit store shelves on February 26th via Paper Bag. The eight-track collection serves as the follow-up to 2013’s Hero Brother and her second full-length to date.

November gave us the title track, a number that blossomed slowly with grace and vibrancy. Now, Neufeld returns with another offering in “Where the Light Comes In”. Here, strings seem to move like the ebb and flow of the tides, making for an arrangement that’s all together stirring yet tranquil.

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Deftones premiere sweeping anthem "Prayers/Triangles" -- listen

Deftones premiere sweeping anthem "Prayers/Triangles" -- listen | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Deftones have provided fans with the first listen of their new album Gore, out April 8th via Warner Bros. On Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio program today, frontman Chino Moreno premiered a sweeping anthem called “Prayers/Triangles”. Listen to the song, as well as Lowe’s brief interview with Moreno, below.

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International Clash Day: Interview with Director Julien Temple

International Clash Day: Interview with Director Julien Temple | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Throughout the history of punk, director Julien Temple was there to film it. His very first short film was Sex Pistols Number 1, a documentary of the band from 1976-1977 that led to the 1980 mockumentary The Great Rock And Roll Swindle, and subsequently The Filth and the Fury. In addition to his filmography, Temple has probably directed some of your favorite music videos, having worked with everyone from David Bowie to Kenny Rogers and even UK pop sensations S Club 7. But it was in 2007 that he released one of his most poignant films to date, Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, a portrait of the complex, idiosyncratic lead singer of The Clash. The film won the British Independent Film Award for Best British Documentary, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

KEXP was privileged to chat with this music-obsessed auteur in honor of KEXP’s International Clash Day. Thank you to our friends in the Bridgwater Town Council for making this interview possible.

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Wisconsin pop punks Telethon share new single "Mineral King" -- listen

Wisconsin pop punks Telethon share new single "Mineral King" -- listen | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

A preview of the band's new album, Citrosis.

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Dream pop duo Tiny Deaths unveils 'The Gardener' from upcoming 'Night Flowers' EP

Dream pop duo Tiny Deaths unveils 'The Gardener' from upcoming 'Night Flowers' EP | SongsSmiths | Scoop.it

Dream pop has exploded in the NYC scene in the last decade, and the feeling we have is that the genre is slowly gathering more and more attention (also thanks to artists like Lana Del Rey, not exactly an indie scene dear, but nonetheless responsible for introducing a mellow and uber-dreamy pop sound to many new music fans). Tiny Deaths, who sound nothing like Lana, and whose name is a translation of how French people call sexual peak, is a duo based in Minneapolis and Brooklyn. They released their debut, self titled EP last year, and recently unveiled a new, four track release entitled 'Night Flowers' (two singles streaming below). They seem to specialize in sparse, mostly electronic midtempos highlighting singer Claire de Lune's celestial melodies drenched in otherworldly reverb. Looking forward to see them in NYC - no shows scheduled here at this stage.

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