Methyl Ethel Releases Video for “Twilight Driving,” ‘Oh Inhuman Spectacle’ Out Now on 4AD


Today, Methyl Ethel have released the official music video for their single “Twilight Driving” in celebration of the global release of their debut album Oh Inhuman Spectacle.
Hailing from the remote fringes of Perth, Western Australia, linchpin Jake Webb started Methyl Ethel in 2013 as a way of getting his bedroom recordings out in the public domain. Like 4AD peers Grimes and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound), Oh Inhuman Spectacle was crafted in isolation where Webb wrote, played and recorded everything, with fellow Perth residents Thom Stewart (bass) and Chris Wright (drums) recruited to bring the songs to life on stage.

Interview Magazine recently caught up with the band to discuss their album, influences, touring and more. You can read the full interview right here.
Methyl Ethel are currently playing a run of dates and festivals across the UK and Europe. The band will make their way back to the US in August to play Outside Lands in San Francisco and The Underground Music Showcase in Denver. A full rundown of dates can be found below.


Casket Girls Announce The Night Machine + Tour Dates


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.


Vallens (Toronto darkgaze) share first video via The Fader


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).


Stephen Steinbrink shares “Building Machines,” announces west coast tour dates


Photo Credit: Hannah Klein

Today Stephen Steinbrink has shared “Building Machines,” the latest from his upcoming album,Anagrams.  NPR, who premiered the track today, are calling it “gingerly sweet” Anagrams, Steinbrink’s 7th album, is available for pre-order now and out July 1st via UK’s Melodic Records.

Stephen Steinbrink has also announced a west coast tour with Erin Tobey. All dates below.  (more…)

Hibou Announce First Headlining Tour, Release “In The Sun” Live Video


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.


Watch: Beth Orton’s Video for “1973”


Beth Orton releases the second track from her highly anticipated forthcoming albumKidsticks. Prior to the release of Beth’s stunning new album, which is released via ANTI- on May 27th, you can stream the video for 1973 here. It was created by  acclaimed photographer/director Tierney Gearon, and the song features Twin Shadow on guitar.


Peach Kelli Pop share “Stuck In A Dream,” kick off Spring tour next week


Photo Credit: Julie Pinzur

Today, Peach Kelli Pop have shared “Stuck In A Dream,” the latest track from their new 7″,Halloween Mask. Brooklyn Vegan, who premiered the track today, are calling it a “sugary earworm.”Halloween Mask is available for pre-order now and out April 29th on Lauren Records.

Peach Kelli Pop are kicking off their full U.S. tour next week in support of the new 7″.  All dates below.


Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions Share Music Video for “Isn’t It True”


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….♡.


LISTEN: Beth Orton’s “1973”- Announces US Tour – New Album Out May 27th!


Beth Orton releases the second track from her highly anticipated forthcoming albumKidsticks.

Following on from “Moon,” Beth’s first release in four years, “1973” is both forward-thinking and insanely catchy. Framing Beth’s unique voice against her heavy, low-slung mechanized synth riff, “1973” is a gorgeously panoramic summer road trip of a song that immediately transports the listener into a sunshine state. The song features George Lewis Jr. on guitars and Guillermo E. Brown on drums.
Stereogum premiered the track today, saying “Lead single ‘Moon’ was extremely promising, and the subsequent ‘1973’ is even better. It’s a bouncing, burbling synthetic pop track that traces the line from Stereolab to Hot Chip, with a hard-hitting electronic beat and keyboards that gleam like the sun reflecting off polished chrome.”