Back in November, Old Flame duo, You Won’t set-up shop at Audiotree for a little while to throw down a handful of tracks from their debut album, ‘Skeptic Goodbye.’ Being described as, mournful and pop-minded, Audiotree went on to talk about the hidden power and emotion found within You Won’t's sound and how the band has the personality and potential to be the next big thing in the indie world, we agree.
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.”
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
Formed as a bedroom recording project by singer/guitarist John Robinson in 2008, Turf War became a full band in mid-2009 and began to grow a local following in their hometown of Augusta, GA before moving to Atlanta. Their style is gritty, Southern-tinged indie punk rock, with major influences from The Replacements, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bruce Springsteen, and 60 years of rock and roll. Following two years of touring, Turf War’s debut album “Years Of Living Dangerously” was released on Old Flame Records in October 2011 with production by Ian St Pé of The Black Lips. The album’s single “Cheers To The Years” made its way to Sirius XMU rotation shortly after release and was featured in Showtime’s Shameless last week. 2012 held for a major influx of live shows for Turf War, touring the southeast, midwest, and east coast, with festival stops at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Savannah Stopover, Governors Ball Music Festival, and Firefly Festival. They released the first single “Born To Run Free” off their new EP, The Great Escape, on April 2nd via Converse and will hit the road next week. Catch Turf War on their headline tour this April across the southeast with more spring & summer tour announcements coming soon.
Watch a video of the Band in the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio:
04.10 – Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
04.11 – Groundswell – Knoxville, TN
04.12 – Tin Roof – Columbia, SC
04.13 – Jinx – Savannah, GA with Twin Tigers
04.14 – Royal American – Charleston, SC
04.15 – Soul Bar – Augusta, GA
04.16 – Green Room – Athens, GA
04.17 – JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
04.18 – The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL
04.19 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
Old Flame alums Cloud Nothings played the Jimmy Fallon show last week then went on to Chicago to play the Pitchfork Music Festival. Rock out to “Stay Useless” below.
MTV Iggy premiered the latest video from Alcoholic Faith Mission.
“The Alaska music video chronicles a club-going copycat. A high speed chase ensues as the six piece’s whirly guitar riffs, echoey vocals and a pounding drum line makes us want to imitate them a little, too.”
IFC premiered the latest video from creative Danes Alcoholic Faith Mission. Watch the video below or click here to see what they had to say about the band.
The always amazing KEXP has named You Won’t and their song “Ten Years Old” the song of the day for today. The band played a live session for the station last week during South By Southwest and are in the midst of their tour in support of their debut album.
Watch the video for “Three Car Garage” here: