SOME STUFFS: The Phoenix Foundation have new album on its way

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The Phoenix Foundation will be rising from their New Zealand home base, as the group have completed an album scheduled for a May 14th release. Memphis Industries will be releasing Fandango as a double LP, a compact disc, as well as in the trendy digital format known as the MP3.

Their style of pop, with hints of electronic techno feel-goodness, can and may become an addiction for all who hear it, found out for yourself by listening to “The Captain”, but don’t get sick from being on the PHX Foundation boat.

SOME STUFFS: Lycaon Pictus hit the big screen with (formerly) small song

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“I Give You A Rose” is a song Lycaon Pictus recorded and released in 2005. Eight years later, the song gets renewed awareness as the band perform the song in the film Girls Against Boys. Because of this occasion, the band have allowed the track to be downloaded for free.

Lycaon (pronounced like “Nikon”) Pictus have been doing their thing from that Brooklyn HQ for awhile, and now they’ll get a chance to be heard by more people. The film, directed by Austin Chick, will make its debut this Friday (February 1st) at two theaters:

Los Angeles, CA… (The Laemmle’s Noho 7)
New York, NY (Quad Cinema)

For everyone else, the film will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Febtuary 26th.

VIDEO: The Child Of Lov’s “Give Me (Two Inch Punch Remix)”

If this song had a tongue, it would be something that would taste itself. What Two Inch Punch has done to The Child Of Lov’s “Give Me” is nothing short of amazing, almost making it reach the borderline of something on the level of Andre 3000/Outkast.

WARNING: This video features images of a luxurious limousine, red velvet cake, a microphone, a motorcycle, BBQ chicken, a bowl of hot dogs, and two pineapples.

SOME STUFFS: New album and tour from ANCIENT VVISDOM

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Deathlike (Prosthetic) is the forthcoming album from ANCIENT VVISDOM, due out February 5th, and you may pre-order it below via Amazon. For now, the band will be starting their winter tour beginning tonight, so if you’re ready for a bit of sinister brutality, see what you can do to see them. A few dates will also feature acoustic in-store performances:

January 30… Philadelphia, PA (Underground Arts) #
January 31… Baltimore, MD (Ottobar) #
February 1… Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Smalls Theatre) #
February 2… Detroit, MI (The Magic Stick) #
February 3… Chicago, IL (Reggie’s Rock Club) #
February 4… Minneapolis, MN (Mill City Nights) #
February 6… Littleton, CO (Angelo’s CD’s) (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
February 6… Denver, CO (Marquis Theatre) #
February 8… Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour) #
February 8… Los Angeles, CA (Vacation Vinyl) (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
February 9… San Francisco, CA (Slim’s) #
February 10… Portland, OR (Music Millennium) (4 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
February 10… Portland, OR (Branx) #
February 11… Seattle, WA (Silver Platters) (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
February 11… Seattle, WA (Highline Bar) #
February 12… Vancouver, BC (Scrape Records) (5:30 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
February 12… Vancouver, BC (Biltmore Cabaret) #
February 14… Edmonton, AB (Pawn Shop) #
February 15… Calgary, AB (Dickens Pub) #
February 16… Regina, SK (The Exchange) #
February 17… Winnipeg, MB (The Osborne Village Inn) #
February 19… Toronto, ON (The Opera House) #
February 20… Montreal, QC (Les Foufounes Electriques) #
February 21… Boston, MA (The Sinclair) #
February 22… New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) #
February 23… New Haven,CT (Cafe Nine) *
February 25… Burlington, VT (Nectars) *
February 26… Providence, RI (Firehouse 13) *
February 27… Harrisburg, PA (Fed Live) *
March 1… Columbus, OH (Kobo Live) *
March 2… Cleveland, OH (Now That’s Class) *
March 3… Newport, KY (Southgate House Revival) *
March 4… Grand Rapids, MI (The Pyramid Scheme) *
March 6… Madison, WI (Frequency) *
March 8… Dekalb, IL (House Cafe) *
# with Enslaved, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder
* with Royal Thunder

You’re able to stream Deathlike in full by heading to

SOME STUFFS: Spring tour dates announced for Bleached

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Dead Oceans Records will be releasing Blached’s new album on April 2nd, called Ride Your Heart, and they will be going on tour in support of it. As they head towards the spring, they’ll make a stop at this year’s SXSW. Check them out by all means:

March 11… McAllen, TX (Cine El Rey, Galax Z Fair II) *
March 14… Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 15… Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 16… Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 17… Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 22… Santa Ana, CA (The Observatory)**
April 12… Austin, TX (Red 7) !
April 13… Dallas, TX (Club Dada) !
April 14… New Orleans, LA (Circle Bar) !
April 15… Birmingham, AL (The Bottletree) !
April 16… Atlanta, GA (The Earl) !
April 17… Durham, NC (The Pinhook) !
April 18… Washington DC (DC9) !
April 19… Gambier OH (Kenyon College) !
April 20… Philadelphia, PA (Haverford College) !
April 20… Philadelphia, PA (The Fire)
April 21… Cambridge, MA (TT & the Bear’s) !
April 23… New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) !
April 24… Montreal, QC (Il Motore) !
April 25… Toronto, CANADA (The Silver Dollar) !
April 26… Detroit, MI (Metro Times Festival)
April 27… Chicago, IL (Subterranean) #
April 28… St, Paul, MN (Turf Club) ^
May 1… Seattle, WA (Chop Suey) ^
May 2… Vancouver, BC (Fortune Sound Club) ^
May 3… Portland, OR (Star Theatre) ^
May 4… San Jose, CA (Blank Club) ^
May 5… San Francisco, CA (Independent) ^
May 8… Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour) ^_ !

$ with White Lung
* with Cloud Nothings
** with Black Lips, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and more
! w/ Hunters
# w/ Hunters & Ex-Cops
^ w/ Ex-Cops

VIDEO: P.SO the Earth Tone King’s “Vertebrae”

P.SO the Earth Tone King is his moniker, and “Vertebrae” is an intense listen, which he has interpreted into a video, which partly looks like a slight update of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Jazz” video. Maybe that’s just me but as for the music, the song is from his The Gateway to Greatness album.

FREE MP3 DL: Le1F’s “Fly Zone”

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You dig him, you love him, maybe you have fantasized about him, that’s all on you. But what will also be all over you is Le1f’s brand new street album called Fly Zone, which makes me want to ask: what are the forbidden zones and what happens when you create music where nothing is forbidden? Again, that’s all on you, and maybe that’s the point, isn’t it? The download link is on the bottom right hand corner of the Soundcloud player below.

(NOTE: If you’re unable to access the download link, you may click here (97.56mb).)

FREE MP3 DL: John Grant’s “Black Belt”

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His photos make him look dignified, and his music? Equally so, but not in the way you may expect, especially if you judge a photo by its cover. Or something like that. This is John Grant and you may download his song “Black Belt”, which will be on his forthcoming album on Partisan Records called Pale Green Ghosts. I’m not allowed to embed a player, so you’ll have to click here to have a listen.

VIDEO: Lights & Motion’s “Home”

A wonderful song has been transformed into a video. In this case I speak of Lights & Motion’s “Home”, which may remind you of where you’re from, or at least remind you of good days gone by. If you like the song, you can download it for free for a limited time below, via Amazon.