Gothic Tropic announced a west coast tour this month with pals Lucy. In celebration of that and Valentine’s Day, they covered “Can’t Do Without You” by Caribou.
Head over to The 405 to listen!
We’re honored to be working in conjunction with SXSW this year to be throwing an official showcase along with Bar/None Records. The showcase will be the night of Friday, March 14th at Valhalla. We will be presenting the first half of the night with Boston quartet Mean Creek, ATL garage rockers Turf War, and all-girl punk band Potty Mouth. The second half of the night will be in the hands of of Bar/None acts, including ambient duo Eros and the Eschaton, Oakland’s Ezra Furman, and indie punk band The Front Bottoms.
More info about the show: http://sxsw.com/sxswfm-music/news/2014/barnone-records-brilliance-records-more-host-sxsw-showcases
Old Flame artist, Lost Boy ?, has just released dates for their fall tour with Titus Andronicus. Starting in upstate New York, Lost Boy ? will play shows across the mid-west, Rockies as well as up and down the West Coast and into Canada in support of the New Jersey indie/punk outfit, Titus Andronicus.
Lost Boy ? 2013 Autumn Tour Dates w/ Titus Andronicus
Old Flame is proud to welcome Northampton, MA-based quartet Potty Mouth to the roster and are set to release their debut LP Hell Bent on September 17. The band have just debuted a brand new track, ‘The Spins,’ on NPR’s Heavy Rotation. You can pre-order the LP now from the Old Flame store.
Otis Hart of NPR said “Some of the best rock music of the moment is being performed in living rooms. There’s a thriving DIY punk scene with hotspots all over the country that operates independent of professionally booked music venues or bars. One of the best-loved new artists of 2013, Waxahatchee, got her start in the scene, which has already spawned many more great songs. One of them is “The Spins” by Northampton, Mass., punk band Potty Mouth. Abby Weems, Ally Einbinder, Phoebe Harris and Victoria Mandanas channel early Dinosaur Jr. (incidentally, one of their neighbors) and Black Tambourine on this coarse but catchy single, the first taste of a debut full-length, Hell Bent, that’s due out in September. I can’t get Harris’ opening guitar hook or Weems’ all-too-true chorus (“It’s hard to say no / It’s hard to say no”) out of my head.”
During their last tour celebrating the release of their new LP Death Wish, Twin Tigers swung by the Daytrotter Studios in Rock Island, IL to record a killer session. Head over to Daytrotter now to check it out.
The band is about to hit the road again, this time playing shows with Wild Nothing. Scope the upcoming tour dates below:
6/10/13 Metro Gallery in Baltimore, MD w/Wild Nothing
6/11/13 The Southern in Charlottesville, VA w/Wild Nothing
6/12/13 Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC w/Wild Nothing
6/13/13 40 Watt in Athens, GA w/Wild Nothing
The fine folks at Stereogum premiered the humorous new video from Shark? Watch “California Grrls” now if you want a cheap laugh and come see them play with Mean Creek and Radical Dads tonight at Death By Audio in Brooklyn if you want a cheap rocking.
“NYC garage quartet Shark? seem to inhabit a world where primarily everyone dons a poor quality Ronalde Reagan (I assume this is Reagan. Just a janky, janky Reagan) mask in their normal lives. They wear a Reagan mask when they’re at band practice, making out, and stealing people’s purses. It’s the right display of Shark?’s sense of humor, whose anti-ode to the women of the west coast “California Grrls” may be vitriol-laden but seems to have a tongue-in-cheek sensibility to it. The band has just released the song with Old Flame Records, who will also drop their full-length Savior later this year. Watch the video below.”
If you could stare into the eyes of death, The Cure and Interpol may or may not be waiting behind those blank pupils for you. But you can bet they’re there for Twin Tigers, where the blackest depths come with a slight tinge of goth-pop. These Georgia peaches build bittersweet melodies from a put-on despair, drawn from the band’s natural dark side.
Soon to release their Death Wish LP on Old Flame Records, Twin Tigers’ frontman Matthew Rain gave us a look inside his funeral genie’s lamp, singing the tune of ye olde rock-and- roll lifestyle and offering up a first listen to the new LP.
Our pals Brooklyn Vegan premiered the new video from Twin Tigers.
Athens, GA’s Twin Tigers will release their second album, Death Wish, next week (4/9) via Old Flame Records. You can get a taste of the gothy psych therein via first single “Racecar,” which we’ve got the premiere of the video in this post. The stark black-and-white clip features, pills, speeding, blunt objects, rope and possibly illegal organ transplants.
The band’s Matthew Rain explains:
The realer than life feel of the missing eye came from Logan (drummer) being a cancer survivor. He got cancer in his left eye at age 4 and had to have it removed. The abuse for logan was pretty extreme as he got tackled to the ground about ten times and had an asthma attack from being left in the tub of ice between shots. When I (matthew) wrote the story for the video I didn’t know how bad that would be for him. When Logan showed it to his mom she was so uncomfortable she couldn’t finish it.
You can watch that video below. Twin Tigers are also gearing up for a tour which hits NYC for two stops: April 25 at Glasslands (tickets) with Honduras and The Teen Age; and April 26 at Pianos (tickets) with Nude Pop. All tour dates are listed below.
Twin Tigers – 2013 Tour Dates
Apr. 06 Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge
Apr. 12 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
Apr. 16 Charleston, SC – Tin Roof
Apr. 17 Asheville, NC – The Odditorium
Apr. 19 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Apr. 21 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Apr. 23 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Apr. 24 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Apr. 25 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
Apr. 26 New York, NY – Pianos
Apr. 27 Hamden, CT – The Space
Apr. 30 Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
May 01 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
May 02 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
May 03 Chicago, IL – Abbey Pub
May 05 St Louis, MO – The Demo
May 06 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
May 07 Chattanooga, TN – JJ Bohemia’s
May 08 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
May 09 Pensacola, FL – The Handlebar
May 10 Tampa, FL – New World Brewery
May 11 Orlando, FL – Peacock Room
Twin Tigers just wrapped work on their second full-length, Death Wish (out April 9) , at a studio “on loan from Interpol,” according to the Athens, Georgia band’s website. But recording space isn’t the only thing this foursome shares with those former kings of downtown New York — “Racecar,” our first peek at Twin Tigers’ upcoming LP, draws much of its energy from the same post-punk source material Interpol used to turn on the bright lights 11 years ago. Frontman Matthew Rain’s Bauhaus-indebted monotoning manages to sound simultaneously claustrophobic and expansive against his band’s sharply swerving guitar lines, while cymbal swirls bleed color into the track’s otherwise black-and-white landscape.
David Dye and the fine folks over at NPR’s World Cafe have named Seattle’s The Pharmacy as ‘Next,’ their new artist on the rise this week.