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”.


RECORD CRACK: Free Time to release new 7″ in mid August

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“Esoteric Tizz” will be the latest single from Free Time, who are releasing the 45 b/w “Guess Work” on Underwater Peoples. The band are doing some shows in NYC in the coming weeks, which will allow fans to hear the new single in full, but you’re able to listen to the B-side now, check out “Guess Work” and no longer guess about its sound.
July 25… New York, NY (Cake Shop) *
August 7… Brooklyn, NY (Baby’s Alright) ^

* w/ Melted Toys, Tonstartssbandht & Street Gnar
^ w/ Spectre Folk & Words with Frank Linetti

“Esoteric Tizz” b/w “Guess Work” will be released on August 19th.

SOME STUFFS: San Francisco quartet Melted Toys to release debut album in July

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Three years can be a long time for a lot of bands, but those three years can lead to good things for some, at least it did for San Francisco’s Melted Toys. The hard work paid off for them with a deal with Underwater Peoples, and now the band will be releasing their self-titled debut album on July 15th. “Blush” is the first slice of music they’ll be offering, so press play and have a listen. Their music is described in the press kit as “a sort of sanctuary-in-transit, inspired both by the shifting visions of dreams and global travel, so that each of the twelve passages flicker and flame with equal impression“, which might lead you to say “what?” Let’s just say that their brand of pop and rock owes a lot to the jingle jangle ways of the music from the 1980’s in both the UK and the US, specifically groups like The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen, and New Order, and the mixture is represented as an ode to the past with a passion towards keeping it alive for the future. Hopefully not as confusing as the press release quote, but test it out for yourself.