Toronto’s Odonis Odonis have announced the release of their music video for their latest single Are We Friends. The song, already a staple of their live shows, is a continuation of the blistering fury exposed to the public earlier this year in the form of the Better EP.
The video sees the group’s front man Dean Tzenos stitch together scrambled black and white VHS footage to create the video’s frenetic mood.
Are We Friends is available for digital download on iTunes and Bandcamp now.
The band is set to play this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York. You can also catch them live on the following dates:
17 Oct New York, NY – Shea Stadium (IMPOSE + Terroreyes + The Needle Drop showcase) ~
18 Oct New York, NY – Santos Party House (Rice and Cheese showcase) ^
19 Oct New York, NY – 2 Havemeyer St. (My Social List day party) *
29 Oct Hamilton, ON – Baltimore House #
30 Oct London, ON – APT #
~ = w/ Billy Woods, Wreck and Reference
^ = w/ Saul Williams, HSY, Weaves
* = w/ Weekend, Hunters, HSY
# = w/ Teenanger, Soupcans
Belfast four-piece Girls Names have shared their cover of Brian Eno’s Third Uncle taken from their new EP titled The Next Life. The EP, which is to be released on 28 October through Tough Love/Slumberland, features the Brian Eno cover and two other remixes by David Holmes and Factory Floor. The Next Life is available to pre-order now through the Tough Love store.
Girls Names released their critically acclaimed second album, The New Life, in February marking a new direction for the band. That directional shift is emphasised even further by The Next Life.
Third Uncle is the first recorded Girls Names track to feature new drummer Gib Cassidy and offers a telling glimpse at what creative steps the band may take next. There’s an identity and construction reminiscent of Joy Division with vocals of a Jarvis Cocker style. This band is probably worth seeing live and their value is clearly recognised with tour dates alongside The Cult.
You can catch Girls Names live on the following dates:
23 Oct – Night & Day, Manchester
24 Oct – Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield – free show
25 Oct – Epic TV, Norwich
26 Oct – Nice & Sleazy, Glasgow
27 Oct – Think Tank, Newcastle
29 Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
30 Oct – Start The Bus, Bristol
31 Oct – Roundhouse, London w/ The Cult
01 Nov – Roundhouse, London w/ The Cult
02 Nov – The Green Door Store, Brighton
By Kate Dexter
Filed under Music, News, Reviews
Big Scary Monsters are delighted to announce the release of Into It. Over It’s new album, Intersections, alongside a headline UK tour.
Into It. Over It
Into It. Over It is the brainchild of Chicago resident Evan Weiss and this is his fourth full-length album under the Into It. Over It guise. The culmination of the long trail of LPs, EPs, cassettes and splits with acclaimed artists like Daniel Johnston and Bob Nanna of Braid, Intersections was recorded at the legendary Soma Electronic Music Studios by producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine). While the concept of the album started out centering around different intersections in Chicago, as the writing progressed it shifted toward intersections in Weiss’ life, making each song a glimpse into where things were in the past and how that impacts today.
You can hear a sample track from the new album called Spinning Thread.
The album is up for pre-order including limited edition vinyl via www.bsmrocks.com.
Into It. Over It tour the UK (with a full band for the first time ever) this November:
You can catch Into It. Over It live on the following dates in November:
10 – The Borderline, London
11 – Victoria Inn, Derby
12 – Alter Ego, Manchester
13 – Audio, Glasgow
14 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
15 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16 – The Exchange, Bristol
17 – The Joiners, Southampton
18 – Fighting Cocks, Kingston
Wichita Recordings have announced that they will be releasing the brand new album by Philadelphia indie punks, Swearin’. The album titled Surfing Strange will be released on November 4 and will be available on CD/DL/Vinyl.
The band have also posted a brand new track Watered Down that features on Surfing Strange.
Formed in 2011 in Brooklyn, Allison Crutchfield (guitar) and Kyle Gilbride (guitar) had been making demos for nearly a year before inviting Keith Spencer (bass) into the equation. The trio eventually added longtime friend and Philadelphia resident Jeff Bolt on drums, releasing their demo EP, What a Dump, shortly thereafter. The demo received instant praise from Brooklyn’s indie punk scene and beyond.
In 2012, Swearin’ released their debut self-titled LP on Salinas Records. This record will also be released in the UK and Europe on 21 October by Wichita. The album caught the ears of all at Wichita Recordings in London who will give the record its first official release outside of North America.
If Swearin’s sample track Watered down is typical, the music is more accessible than their indie punk tag suggests. It’s actually quite sweet with the vulnerable lyrics illustrated by the refrain, “My head is up in the willows/And I know why you are lying”.
Swearin’ will be bringing their live show across the Atlantic for the first time this October when they head out in support of Waxahatchee across Europe.
You can catch Swearin’ live on the following dates in October:
19 – Gathering Festival, Oxford (Tickets: http://gatheringfestival.tumblr.com)
20 – SWN Festival, Cardiff (Tickets: http://swnfest.com/tickets/)
21 – Shacklewell Arms, London (Headline show) http://www.shacklewellarms.com/listings/eventdetails/21-oct-13-swearin-the-shacklewell-arms/
22 – Scala, London (Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/event/waxahatchee/scala/718269 )
23 – Heartattack & Vine, Newcastle (Tickets: http://www.ents24.com/newcastle-events/heartattack-and-vine) 24 – Broadcast, Glasgow (Tickets: http://www.pclpresents.com )
25 – Sound Control, Manchester (Tickets: http://www.nowwave.co.uk)
26 – Workman’s Club, Dublin (Tickets: http://www.tickets.ie/event.aspx/waxahatchee-the-workmans-club-26-October-2013/29QZ7)
28 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (Tickets:http://www.seetickets.com/Event/WAXAHATCHEE/Brudenell-Social-Club/723987 )
29 – Green Door Store, Brighton (Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/event/waxahatchee/the-green-door-store/724102)
Surfing Strange will be available to buy from November 4 2013.
By Kate Dexter