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STREAM: Lowercase Letters – “Open Blinds”

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Indie R&B trio, Lowercase Letters, announced the release of their new single, “Open Blinds,” the third single from their forthcoming debut, due out in November. You can listen to the track below.

The track basically acts as a narration of a person getting out of the shower and wandering around naked, with the blinds open, for everyone to see them in their birthday suit. Despite the somewhat awkward subject, the music is well-done, with guitar parts that will have you wanting to play the song. There is something about the constant vocal melody that adds character to the song. Don’t believe me? Have a listen…

 

 

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New Single From Anberlin

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Anberlin excitedly announced the release of their new track “Hearing Voices,” which available on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1oIz8B7. It is also now being offered as an instant download with all iTunes preorders of the album. The band recently premiered “Stranger Ways,” the debut track off their forthcoming and final album lowborn on Billboard.com. lowborn will now be released on July 22nd.

Regarding the change, the band stated: “Due to some circumstances completely out of our control, and some rather unpleasant aspects of this crazy music business, the release date for Lowborn has been moved and is now July 22. We are very, very sorry, but hopefully we can make it up to everyone somehow. Luckily, it’s only one month later.” This album brings Anberlin full circle as lowborn will be released on Tooth & Nail, the first record label to which Anberlin was signed. Instead of recording the album together, the musicians did their parts with separate producers they each selected. Drums were recorded with Matt Goldman in Atlanta and later combined with bass and guitar in Lakeland, FL with Copeland’s Aaron Marsh. Vocals were recorded with the band’s longtime collaborator Aaron Sprinkle in Franklin, TN. For more information, please visit: www.anberlin.com

 

“Usually breakups happen quickly and suddenly, an implosion of sorts,” McAlhaney says. “What is unique about the end of Anberlin is that we discussed where people were at in their lives, what that meant for the band, and then made plans for the end on our own terms.” lowborn reflects true artistic freedom for the band, who felt liberated from any sort of expectation or pressure. “I wanted to enjoy the creative process one more time, with no restrictions, no one breathing down my neck for a single,” Christian says. “Just unadulterated creative freedom.”

 

The musicians started collecting new material at the end of last year. The idea was not to crank out as many songs as possible but to actually focus on crafting solidly good ideas that melded each musician’s individual tastes and influences. “We were really honest with each, probably more so than in the past,” Young says. “You have to come to a point where, with different opinions, there’s no right or wrong. There was a fearlessness which was really freeing and exciting for all of us. To just not have to think about anything else except what’s the best thing for the song.” Some of the album’s lyrics address the band’s end and history. “I know there are going to be a lot of questions as to why we decided to break up and I explain it all in the song ‘Atonement,'” Christian says. “And I want to make sure that the our fans and friends know that we will always remember them, and the moments spent with them were some of the greatest of my entire life. I tried to convey that in the song ‘Harbinger.'” Another track, “Stranger Ways,” first appeared in demo form in the band’s farewell video earlier this year.

 

Each musician has plans for the future after Anberlin, some concrete and some vague, some musical and some not. Those plans, in various ways, will be revealed in the coming months. For everyone, this is a celebration of what has been achieved rather than the mourning of a loss. “This is the end of an era of my life,” Rexroat says. “A long and great era. It also means a new beginning. It’s overwhelming to think about filling all my time with something new, but it’s also exciting.”

 

Anberlin will release their final album, lowborn, on July 22nd, 2014 via Tooth & Nail Records, followed by a farewell world tour. Tour dates are below with many more to be announced in both the U.S. and additional countries.

Track Listing: 

1. We Are Destroyer

2. Armageddon

3. Stranger Ways

4. Velvet Covered Brick

5. Atonement

6. Birds Of Prey

7. Dissenter

8. Losing It All

9. Hearing Voices

10. Harbinger

 

Tour Dates:

 

Vans Warped Tour 2014:

 

6/13         Reliant Park Main St. Yellow Lot                       Houston, TX

6/14         AT&T Center                                                   San Antonio, TX

6/15        Gexa Energy Pavilion                                        Dallas, TX

6/17        Isleta Amphitheater                                           Albuquerque, NM

6/18        Quail Run Park                                                 Mesa, AZ

6/19        Luxor Festival Grounds                                     Las Vegas, NV

6/20        Pomona Fairplex                                              Pomona, CA

6/21        Shoreline Amphitheatre                                     Mountain View, CA

6/22        Seaside Park                                                   Ventura, CA

6/25        Sleep Train Amphitheatre                                  Chula Vista, CA

6/26        Sleep Train Amphitheatre                                  Wheatland, CA

6/28        White River Amphitheatre                                  Auburn, WA

6/29        Portland Expo Center Parking Lot                      Portland, OR

7/2          Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                         Maryland Heights, MO

7/3          Klipsch Music Center                                       Noblesville, IN

7/4          The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre      Toronto, Canada

7/5          Parc Jean Drapeau                                          Montreal, Canada

7/6          PNC Bank Arts Center                                     Holmdel, NJ

7/16        Riverbend Music Center                                   Cincinnati, OH

7/17        Blossom Music Center                                     Cuyahoga Falls, OH

7/18        The Palace of Auburn Hills                               Auburn Hills, MI

7/19        First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre                      Tinley Park, IL

7/20        Canterbury Park                                               Shakopee, MN

7/22        Merriweather Post Pavilion                                Columbia, MD

7/23        Farm Bureau Live                                             Virginia Beach, VA

7/24        Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood                    Atlanta, GA

7/25        Vinoy Park                                                      St. Petersburg, FL

7/26        Cruzan Amphitheatre                                        West Palm Beach, FL

7/27        Central Florida Fairgrounds                               Orlando, FL

7/28         PNC Music Pavilion                                        Charlotte, NC

7/29         Tennessee State Fairgrounds                           Nashville, TN

7/30         Marcus Amphitheater                                       Milwaukee, WI

7/31         Cricket Wireless Amphitheater                          Bonner Springs, KS

8/2           Utah Stage Fairpark                                         Salt Lake City, UT

8/3           Sports Authority Field At Mile High                    Denver, CO

 

The Final Tour:

More Dates TBA

 

8/6           Cathouse                                                        Glasgow, UK

8/7           Manchester Academy                                      Manchester, UK

8/8           Electric Ballroom                                             London, UK

8/9           Frizon Festival                                                Kumla, Sweden

8/29         Bar Opiniao                                                     Porto Alegre, Brazil

8/30         Music Hall                                                       Curitiba, Brazil

8/31         Carioca Club                                                    Sao Paulo, Brazil

9/3           Metropolis                                                       Fremantle, Australia

9/4           The Gov                                                          Adelaide, Australia

9/6           The Hifi                                                           Brisbane, Australia

9/7           The Roundhouse                                              Sydney, Australia

9/9           The Forum                                                       Melbourne, Australia

9/10         170 Russell *NTFP In Its Entirety*                     Melbourne, Australia

9/12         Tab                                                                 Singapore, Singapore

9/13         SM Skydome                                                   Quezon City, Philippines

11/11       Theatre of Living Arts                                        Philadelphia, PA

11/12       House of Blues                                                 Boston, MA

11/13       Irving Plaza                                                      New York, NY

11/15       Theatre of Living Arts                                        Philadelphia, PA

11/16       Irving Plaza                                                      New York, NY

 

 

Check out Liv’s interview with Christian McAlhaney when they were on tour with The Maine in November!

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Baeble Music Premieres David Rosales’ New Song, “Too Young to Know Better”

 

Singer-songwriter David Rosales has teamed up with Baeble Music to premiere his new song “Too Young to Know Better” today! “Too Young to Know Better” is the first advance single off of Rosales’ upcoming EP Along The Way, which is set to drop on June 17th!  Listen to “Too Young to Know Better” on Baeble Music, here: http://bit.ly/1oyvXxC

 

Rosales’ sophomore solo EP, Along the Way, was recorded with the help of NightOwl Recorders’ producing partners, musicians and friends, Matt Grundy & Paul Clark (Donavon Frankenreiter). Prior to the EP’s release, Rosales will play several shows in California, including a charity benefit with Sea Wolf. Rosales will ring in the release date with a featured NXNE showcase.

Along The Way is set to release on June 17th, 2014. For updates, please visit: http://www.DavidRosalesMusic.com/.

       

Upcoming Shows

May 29            The Coach House w/ Sea Wolf                                   San Juan Capistrano, CA

May 30            Herringbone                                                                  La Jolla, CA

Jun 4               Sea & Smoke                                                               Del Mar, CA

Jun 7               The District – 106.7 KROQ’s ROQ n’SURF                Tustin, CA

Jun 12             Bacchus’ Secret Cellar                                                 Irvine, CA

Jun 13             La Bella Vita                                                                  Temecula, CA

Jun 14             Lorimar Loft                                                                   Temecula, CA

Jun 18             The Dakota Tavern – NXNE Official Showcase           Toronto, ON, Canada                                                           

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REVIEW: Electric Litany – Enduring Days You Will Overcome

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The “Intro” is a short track, with soft guitar strumming that brinks on the psychedelic. The vocals on this track are drawn out, which presents a sleepy element that seems to allow the album to warm up. “Silence” seems to blend perfectly with the introduction, introducing electronic vocals reminiscent of the early-2000s. While there is a steady pace, the vocals seem to dabble in dramatics, as if to contrast the two sounds.

“Hold Fast To Dreams” may be titled like a rock song, but there is a “dreamy” (pardon the pun) tone to the entire track. There is a definite build-up throughout the song, and it might possibly be the most enjoyable on the album. “Vanish” is also an interesting, melodic tune. Electric Litany took it down a notch on the theatrics, bringing pure soul to the song, and creating something that could easily find its way onto an indie film soundtrack. The build-up that crashes like a wave seems to make the track, alongside the echoing, haunting vocals.

With a mix of cultural infusion (“The Soul Remembers Everything”), nostalgic melodies and beats (“In The Morning,” “Empty Sea”), and an original spin on psychedelic sounds (“Feather Of Ecstasy,” “You Make Me Feel”), Enduring Days You Will Overcome showcases a variety of styles and a dramatic range that is difficult to ignore.

“Name” was a much appreciated addition to the album, with a notable air about it. More than that, the enunciation and clarity of the lyrics presented here were something I wished for more of throughout every track. The song fades into the title (and longest) track of the album, and again sweeps in the hazy tone. I wasn’t sure how I felt with some of the additional sounds at first, but once the vocals kicked in a bit, it seemed to make a bit more sense. “Enduring Days You Will Overcome” is basically an overture or an interlude to the album, breaking it down to Volume I and Volume II.

The first three songs seemed to fade into the other perfectly, which is definitely something to appreciate. The final track, “Farewell (To Setting Flowers)” is truly my favorite from the album, just for the pure artistry it contains. Enduring Days You Will Overcome is probably not the album for me, but this song changes a lot of feelings for me; suddenly, it doesn’t sound like the Electric Litany is trying so hard (almost too much so). Suddenly, the rest of the album seems to fall into place, and I can appreciate it for what it is: someone’s art.

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TRACK: Mountain Bird – “Violent Night”

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From the opening notes, there is something stunningly haunting about “Violent Night.” It sounds almost cinematic. Mountain Bird are definitely unlike any other band you’ve ever heard, with a crisp originality that hits like a cold wind, completely unexpected. While there is an edge to the music, the contrasting softness presented knocks listeners back. At the bridge of the song, there is a moment of pure art, where the instruments take over, and each seems to work alongside the other beautifully. It will stop you dead in your tracks. Everything about “Violent Night” is beautifully done, and certainly worthy of a download.

Check it out on Soundcloud!

Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Mountain Bird is a dream-pop act that is making a name for itself. With a style that’s all their own, the group was just signed to Universal Music Group, preparing to officially release their highly anticipated second single, “Violent Night.” The track is written, arranged and produced by their lead man, Adam Öhman, and is beautifully performed by his band consisting of: Anders Erlandsson Öberg, Victor Jonsson, Dennis Fyhr and Sam Ekberg.

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TRACK: Weak Nerves – “Bedroom Rot”

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The Weak Nerves is a London-based band comprised of Sean Keane (guitar/vox), Oliver Jeffs (bass/vox), and Lee Munday (drums). Together, they have worked to produce a sound fueled by a 90’s infusion that has resulted in a 6-track EP that is due out at the end of March.

Last year, the band released a double A-side single Cheapskates/Bedroom Rot. The track ‘Bedroom Rot’ can be heard below. For those of you that consistently reminisce on the good old grunge days of the 90s, this is the song for you!

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TRACK: Vinnie Hines – “The Riddle”

What’s one thing that you have, but if you tell another person, you don’t have it anymore?

Riddles can be fun. They can be frustrating. They can be…musical?

Singer-songwriter Vinnie Hines just released his latest single, “The Riddle,” much to the delight of his fans. The soul-infused, R&B Influenced artist has been garnering comparisons to the likes of Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, and even recent Superbowl half-time performer, Bruno Mars. While gearing up for a tour of the midwest in the summer, Vinnie has released a teaser video for the single, which you can check out below!

You can stream the song HERE or purchase it on iTunes.

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TRACK: Dominic Wolf – “Behind The Sun”

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Dominic Wolf, a London-based singer-songwriter, is making himself well-known for his distinct sound. Utilizing loop pedals to control and affect his vocals and arrangements, Wolf is entrancing listeners left and right. With his latest single, “Behind The Sun,” he has managed to combine catchy melodies and wonderfully intricate songwriting to create a carefully-crafted arrangement that is pleasing to the ear.

Starting with a soft and intimate feel, the song soon picks up, building as it goes along, making listeners hold their breath as it carries through the speakers.

The single, from Wolf’s upcoming EP, Masks, will be available for sale and download on March 16th.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/dominicwolf/behind-the-sun/s-2eF0e

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TRACK: Far From Proper Releases New Track “Caving In”

Poughkeepsie, NY’s FAR FROM PROPER just released their new song, “Caving In,” on Bandcamp, the sales from which will help fund the band’s recording for a for a full length being released later this year.
Frontman Nick Harrison comments: “We’ve been spending months preparing and gearing up to record our first full length record, and lost track of how long it’s been since we’ve released new music. We can’t wait any longer to show you what we’ve been working on. This song is on our new record, and it was recorded during preproduction with DW Productions in Lagrangeville, NY. Caving In is available on our bandcamp page, and any profit from this will go straight to helping us find our first full length. Thank you so much for taking the time to check it out, we hope you like it!”
The upstate New York act saw 2013 as their most active and successful year to date. The band toured with the likes of With The Punches, Divided By Friday, and On My Honor, and also released their EP Rock Bottom on 90Five Records.
Listen to “Caving In”: http://www.farfromproper.bandcamp.com
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