Casket Girls will release The Night Machines on June 3 via Graveface Records. The album is available to pre-order on LP and digitally now in the Graveface online store. The band also announced a June co-headlining tour with Stardeath and White Dwarfs as part of the Graveface Road show. The upcoming tour will kick off on June 8th in Savannah and includes stops in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more. All upcoming shows are listed below.
The Casket Girls leave the safety of their blackout curtain lair to roam an apocalyptic world, questioning the essence of humanity, where the dreamers, prophets and vampires of the old world, work together to forge a new path. The concept is Singularity. Welcome to The Night Machines.
Karen is named after Karen Carpenter. Vallens wrote the song after witnessing friends and family with addictions, and how people with addictions are
misunderstood. Vallens also explore how Karen Carpenter’s addiction was
related to female specific issues that can trigger addiction. Musically it feels like a downward spiral.
Robyn Phillips spent her early years in Toronto playing lead guitar in several bands. With an experience of performing and writing in various genres, Robyn began working on material for her first solo project as VALLENS in the summer of 2014. Taking cues from everything from Rowland S Howard to Portishead, the project began to take shape with a concept of “Vallens” as an alter-ego of Phillips. Soon after, Vallens began recording a full length record with friend Jeff Berner of Psychic TV at his now defunct studio Galuminum Foil in Brooklyn, followed by several months recording songs at Candle Recording with Josh Korody (Beliefs, Wish).
Today Princess Chelsea shares a “weirdass” music video for the track “Is It All OK?” – taken from the album The Great Cybernetic Depression, released earlier in 2015 on Flying Nun Records and Lil’ Chief Records.
Long time video collaborator Simon Ward – who produced and directed the video – says “Is It All OK?” is a synthetic story of the love and loss of the human race.
Photo Credit: Hannah Klein
Hibou – the dream-pop band of Seattle’s Peter Michel – will embark on their first ever headlining tour next month, followed by a few Pacific Northwest dates opening for Rogue Wave. To commemorate the tour announcement, Hibou has shared a live video of the band playing “In The Sun” (off the self-titled debut album, out now on Barsuk Records) under a sheet fort.
Photo Credit: Julie Pinzur
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions have shared the music video for “Isn’t It True.” The track was released as a limited edition 7-inch red vinyl record for Record Store Day. Released on their own label Tendril Tales, “Isn’t It True” comes backed with “She’s In The Wall”, written and performed by The Warm Inventions partnership of Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star) and Colm Ó Cíosóig (My Bloody Valentine) with additional musicianship from Jim Putnam (Rader Bros). The video montage for “Isn’t It True” is a tribute to the late Richie Lee of Acetone and features images of lost and found memories….♡.