SOME STUFFS: Mexican Summer ready to release debut album from Pill

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The good mates of Pill will finally be releasing their debut album this summer, specifically on August 19th. Mexican Summer are the label who will be coming out with Convenience. I’ll throw you a hint of what the album is about by checking out the video made for “Medicine”.

The band have a small batch of shows coming up in the next few weeks so if you’re in Brooklyn or thereabouts, head there early, it’s sure to be a treat:
June 11 Brooklyn, NY (Alphaville) ය
June 12 Brooklyn, NY (Palisades) ❁
June 24 Brooklyn, NY (Market Hotel) 💋
July 17 Ridgewood, NY (Out In The Streets Festival) 凸

ය = w/ PC Worship, Future Punx, Beth Israel
❁ = w/ Bambara, Sunwatchers
💋 = w/ Downtown Boys, Wall, Ratas En Zelo
凸 = w/ So So Glos, Frankie Rose, Guerilla Toss

SOME STUFFS: Devon Williams shares new video and tour dates

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“Puzzle” is the latest creation from Devon Williams, a song taken from her current album released last month on Slumberland called Gilding The Lily. As you prepare to sit (or stand) and watch the video, you’ll also want to check out the dates and west coast venues she is scheduled to perform at in the coming weeks and months, where she’ll be joined by other artists, some of which may be friends (or friends-to-be):

August 17… Los Angeles, CA (Little Joy/Echo Park Rising)
September 6… Santa Rosa, CA (Arlene Francis Center) *#
September 7… Olympia, WA (Northern) *
September 8… Seattle, WA (Dragon Room) *
September 10… Portland, OR (Holocene) *
September 11… San Francisco, CA (The Knockout) *%
October 25… Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour) $
November 1… San Diego, CA (Casbah) ^
November 2… Los Angeles, CA (Bootleg) ^
November 4… San Francisco, CA (Bottom Of The Hill) ^

* = w/ Melted Toys
# = w/ The Hive Dwellers
% = w/ The Mantles
$ = w/ Tennis
^ = w/ Frankie Rose

Now have a look at “Puzzle”.


SOME STUFFS: Spring tour dates set for Frankie Rose

Deal? Here it is. Frankie Rose will be releasing her Interstellar album on Slumberland. The release date is February 21st. UK fans will be able to purchase it on March 19th, when Memphis Industries releases it there. In the mean time, Rose will be doing a U.S. tour in April, and the coordinates have been set. She’s also doing an album release show in Brooklyn on album release date, so check it:

February 21… Brooklyn, NY (Knitting Factory) (Album Release Show) *
April 5… Philadelphia, PA (Northstar Bar) *
April 6… Arlington, VA (Artisphere / Chickfactor 2012: For The Love of Pop!
April 7… Baltimore, MD (Golden West) *
April 8… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter) *
April 9… Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506) *
April 10… Atlanta, GA (529) *
April 13… Dallas, TX (Club Dada) *
April 14… Austin, TX (Red 7) *
April 16… Phoenix, AZ (Rhythm Room) *
April 18… San Diego, CA (Soda Bar) *
April 19… Los Angeles, CA (The Satellite) *
April 20… Santa Cruz, CA (Crepe Place) *
April 21… San Francisco, CA (Brick and Mortar Music Hall) *
April 23… Portland, OR (East End) *
April 24… Vancouver, BC (The Biltmore) *
April 25… Seattle, WA (Barboza) *
April 26… Missoula, MT (The Badlander) *
April 28… Fargo, ND (The Aquarium) *
April 29… Minneapolis, MN (7th St Entry) *
April 30… Chicago, IL (Township) *
May 1… Detroit, MI (Magic Stickv
May 2… Toronto, ON (The Shop under Parts and Labor) *
May 3… Albany, NY (Valentine’s) *

* = w/ DIVE

You want to check the album now? You have to go here at to listen to it.

Frankie Rose – Gospel/Grace from Slumberland Records on Vimeo.

SOME STUFFS: Sophomore release for Frankie Rose on its way

It may very well go into overdrive, but that’s what it takes to get attention in 2012. Or at least to step away from the crowds and show off what you’re capable of, which is what Frankie Rose will be doing when she releases her second album next year. The album is called Interstellar (Slumberland/Memphis Industries), and will be released in the U.S. on February 21st, and a month later (March 19th) in the UK. How does the new music sound? The one word in the press release that stood out from the rest is “emotions”, which for me means if you liked her first album, you’ll find many reason to listen to the new one. If you live in or near Miami, Florida, you will be able to hear some of the new material when she performs at the Tom Tom Magazine Art Basel Party. For Brooklynites, you’ll be able to hear more when an album release part is scheduled on the day of release at the Knitting Factory.

December 3, 2011… Miami, FL Tom Tom Magazine Art Basel Party @ Sweat Records
February 21, 2012… Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory (Album Release Show – order tickets here)

Another word from the press release that stood out? “Streamlined”, and the fact that compared to the first album, Interstellar will have “no fuzz”. Whether or not that means the music has been shaved remains to be seen, heard, and felt, but you’ll have to wait for about two months until you get to experience it yourself.

SOME STUFFS: Brilliant Colors offer sonic hues for forthcoming album

When Brilliant Colors released their debut album two years ago, they are probably as faceless as the photo you see above. As people became witnesses to their sound, the faces started to develop a bit more, but there are still those who have not heard of them, or are uncertain if they should. Make it your mission to listen this summer, as the trio will be releasing their non-slump sophomore album, Again and Again, on Slumberland, due out on July 19th.

The ladies will be on the East Coast to tour so they can bring their music to fans there. While there will no doubt be shows in July and August and perhaps up through September, none have been announced as of yet so if these cities are anywhere near where you reside, make plans:

06/09 Charlotte, NC The Milestone ~^
06/10 Athens, GA Farm 255 ~
06/11 Nashville, TN Glenn Danzig’s house ~
06/12 Columbus, OH Bat Chapters ~
06/13 Ann Arbor, MI Arbor Vitae ~
06/14 Toronto, ON Parts N Labour ~
06/15 Montreal, QC Le Cabigi ~
06/16 Boston, MA Problem House ~
06/17 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands *
06/18 Philadelphia, PA Cha Cha Razzi

~ = w/ The Beets
^ = w/ Eternal Summers
* = w/ Frankie Rose Brilliant Colors – How Much Younger by Slumberland Records