Nick Zinner From The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Remixes Chew Lips

Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s) has given Chew Lips’ new single Do You Chew? the remix treatment. Zinner changes the vibes of Chew Lips’ new single by adding synths, giving it a marching band drum rhythm and stripping back lead singer Tigs’ vocal. To accompany the remix, Chew Lips have also assembled an alternative video which contains unseen footage.

Watch the alternate video for the remix below.

MP3: Chew Lips – Do You Chew? (Nick Zinner Remix)

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Corin Tucker Band Announces Sophomore Album + Tour Dates

Corin Tucker Band have announced their sophomore album, “Kill My Blues” which will be released on September 18 via Kill Rock Stars). “Kill My Blues” is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2010 release “1,000 Years” and finds former Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Tucker returning to her riot grrrl roots along with band members Seth Lorinczi (Golden Bears), Sara Lund (Unwound) and Mike Clark (Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks). Listen to Groundhog Day, the first track from “Kill My Blues” below.

MP3: The Corin Tucker Band – Groundhog Day

When talking about the writing and recording the new album, Tucker notes that it was a true group effort. “After the past two years playing together, traveling and making music, I think we’re more comfortable,” she says. “We collaborated on every song on this record and no one was shy about their ideas. I think you can hear that sense of joy and abandon in the songs.”

“Kill My Blues” track list:
1. Groundhog Day
2. Kill My Blues
3. Neskowin
4. I Don’t Wanna Go
5. Constance
6. No Bad News Tonight
7. Summer Jams
8. None Like You
9. Joey
10. Outgoing Message
11. Blood, Bones and Sand
12. Tiptoe

Watch the video below for Riley lifted from their debut album.


Tour dates:
9/14-15 Hideout Block Party
9/18 Johnny Brenda’s
9/21 The EARL
9/22 The Bottletree
9/23 DeLuna Fest
9/25 Local 506
9/26 Black Cat Backstage
9/27 Mercury Lounge
9/28 TT the Bear’s
9/29 The Bell House

Cat Power Announces New Album + Releases Track

Cat Power today announced that she will be releasing “Sun”, her first album of original material from in more than six years. Chan Marshall aka Cat Power performed and produced “Sun” herself in various locations including a studio she built in Malibu. The album is set for release on September 4.

Listen to the Ruin lifted from “Sun” below.

MP3: Cat Power – Ruin

Track listing:
Cherokee
Sun
Ruin
3,6,9
Always On My Own
Real Life
Human Being
Manhattan
Silent Machine
Nothin But Time
Peace And Love

The album was produced by Chan Marshall and mixed by Philippe Zdar.

For more information on Cat Power, visit catpowermusic.com.

NXNE 2012: Doldrums @ Wrongbar June 16

It’s been a while since I saw Doldrums play live in their warehouse space, but they have really developed their sound since that show. They are a 3 piece in the current configuration of the band, made up synths, effects, sampler, and electronic / acoustic drums. Brothers Airick and Daniel work together to create a really unique vocal sound.

Doldrums are doing something completely different than what is out there in electronic music with the spacey atmospheric vocals and very bass heavy tribal / rave drum beats (in the live setting at least). Airick acts as a new age conductor leading his bandmates and the audience through a highly danceable, propulsive set.

MP3: Doldrums – Egypt

Even though there is a lot of buzz around Doldrums, they definitely deliver on the hype. I would go to see them in heartbeat when their next show pops up on the calendar. During their Wrongbar set, they played a new track that fit very nicely in with the rest of the set which came in just under 30 mins.

For more information on Doldrums, visit www.endlessdoldrums.com.

Age Of Consent Release Suicide Cover

Age of Consent have covered the Suicide classic track Ghost Rider on the B-side of their second single, “Heartbreak”. Age of Consent produced Heartbreak along with previous collaborator & producer, Luke Smith who has previously worked with Depeche Mode and Foals. Heartbreak is a dark, bittersweet, danceable track and has already received support from Lauren Laverne on her BBC 6 Music show.

MP3: Age of Consent – Ghost Rider (Suicide Cover)

Listen to the original version of the track below.

Live dates:
June 13 – The Macbeth – Single launch show – w/ T.W.I.N.S + IS TROPICAL DJ
July 28 – Midnight a Go-Go @ The Waiting Room (formerly The Drop)

For more information on Age of Consent, visit www.ageofconsent.co.uk.

GHXST Release New Track + Announce UK Tour

New York’s noise grunge trio GHXST have released a new track titled, Doomgirl. This is the follow-up to the release of the “Evilwickeddesire” LP on vinyl last year via Paris-based Desire Records, which contained their first two EPs (Evil’s Wasted On You and No Rest For The Wicked). They state influences such as the Jesus and Mary Chain, White Zombie, and Sonic Youth, and plan to resurrect 90s rock but with a new kind of stylish noise rock, distortion, bluesy vocals, and heavy drums.

MP3: GHXST – Doomgirl

GHXST have announced a UK tour in June – see tour dates below.

June UK Tour Dates:
15th – DJ Set at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen w/ CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH, LONDON, UK
16th – DJ Set at Topman OXFORD STREET, LONDON. UK
17th – Green Door Store, BRIGHTON, UK
20th – The Old Blue Last, LONDON, UK
21st – Kraak Gallery, MANCHESTER, UK
22nd – Birthdays, LONDON, UK
23rd – Oakford Social Club, READING, UK

For more information, visit http://ghxstmusic.com/.

Total Slacker Cover Grimes + Release Two 7″s + Announce Summer Tour

Total Slacker seem to be the busiest band in lo-fi indie rock these days with release of a cover track, two 7″ singles and USA tour.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have definitely heard Grimes’ track Oblivion. Total slacker have recorded their own version of the track (download / listen below).

MP3: Total Slacker – Oblivion (Grimes Cover)

Total Slacker will release two new 7”s this June. The first is titled “Brain Slime” which will be released digitally worldwide on June 15 via Japan’s Sixteen Tambourine Records. It will be limited to 300 physical copies which will be pressed for the June 20th release (200 Japan / 100 US).

Brain Slime 7” Tracklisting:

Side A
Brain Slime
Soft Serve Maybelline

Side B
Todd P’s Weed

Total Slacker have been Culture Addicts faves since they released Thrashin’ and Secret VHS Collection. The single is pure lo-fi genius in the vein of Sonic Youth and Brain Slime is the standout track with a catchy, twangy guitar riff and sing-a-long friendly strangely harmonic vocal. I will definitely be trying to get my hands on this 7″.

The second is the Friend Crush 7” split with fellow Brooklyners Friends will be out in late June on Sixteen Tambourine Records. We will definitely be posting more about this release when the info comes in.

Brooklyn’s Total Slacker head out on tour with their friends Night Manager for the Touch Yourself USA Tour in support of their debut LP release “Thrashin’” which was released via UK’s Marshall Teller Records. The tour hits 13 cities playing DIY house shows and venues plus a live Daytrotter Session on June 8 at 2PM CST.

Touch Yourself USA Tour Dates:

6/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cheap Storage
6/3 – Philadephia, PA @ Pi Lam (3914 Spruce Street)
6/4 – Harrisonburg, VA @ My Mansion
6/5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Art Works
6/7 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
6/8 – Daytrotter Live Session @ 2 PM CST
6/8 – Chicago, IL @ Township w/ White Mystery
6/10 – Milwakee, WI @ Turf Club
6/12 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
6/13 – Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
6/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Bell Foundry w/ Weekends
6/15 – Boston, MA @ Liz Pelly’s (Secret house show)

Total Slacker is an American psych-lo-fi-garage-noise-*gaze band from Brooklyn, New York founded by Tucker Rountree and Emily Jane. Within their first year, Total Slacker released a 2 Song EP, “Crystal Necklace” on Impose Records as well as a 7” Split EP with Weird Dreams (UK), a digital single of “Secret VHS Collection,” and a full length LP, “Thrashin’” all on the UK Label Marshall Teller Records.

Watch the video for Crystal Necklace lifted from Total Slacker’s first EP below.