After releasing Sparklace in 2008, the very talented Cale Parks (Aloha, White Williams) is already back with a new EP titled To Swift Mars. With influences ranging from the overlapping arpeggios of Philip Glass to the post-prog pop of Peter Gabriel, To Swift Mars has all the right ingredients for a superb, hard-to-put-down pop record. Recorded at Inner Ear studios by fellow Aloha member T.J. Lipple and mixed by Brian Jacobs of Apes and Androids, Parks' latest batch of songs breaks the usual assumption of what a percussionist's solo project might sound like.
Parks will embark on a nation-wide tour this summer opening up for Passion Pit and Harlem Shakes. Check out the dates below.
Tour Dates: 5/22 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern 5/24 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom 5/26 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo's 365 Club 5/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Toubadour 5/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex 5/30 Pamona, CA @ Glass House 6/2 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre 6/3 Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounging 6/4 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live 6/5 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon 6/6 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Tavern 6/8 Richmond, VA @ The National 6/9 Waashington, DC @ Black Cat 6/13 Covington, KY @ Madhatter Club 6/14 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle 6/17 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place 6/18 Boston, MA @ Paradise
Baeble Music recently had Loney Dear in for a few stripped-down acoustic performances and an interview at the Beable Music Guest Apartment. The band plays "Here Comes The Lonely Ones" and "Violent." Click the links below to check them out.
Three Imaginary Girls posted a live review of Asobi Seksu's show with Yann Tiersen at Neumo's in Seattle, WA. The reivew talks about Asobi Seksu's intricate light show while turing the jams up to 11. Check out the review by clicking the link below.
Loney Dear's performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York with Lia Ices was reviewed on We Heart Music. The review points out the strenghts of Loney Dear's live set and gives some cool crowd insight. Follow the link below to check it out. Photo by Laura.
Asobi Seksu's current tour with Yann Tiersen has been turning heads everywhere. Evil Monito Magazine was at Los Angeles' El Ray Theatre on May 2 and had some great things to say about the show. Follow the link below to check out the review.
While at their show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, Asobi Seksu sat down for an interview with Indie Rock Reviews. James and Yuki dive into topics like touring, songwriting, and what they lilstened to growing up. Follow the link below to read the interview.
Asobi Seksu will perform live on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic today. What a way to start off the morning! The band starts playing at 11:15 a.m. Pacific, so hurry up and get your online streaming on! Follow the link below to stream the show.
Modern Mystery posted a great review of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's show at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Check out the video of the song "Modern Mystery" and the review below. Oh, and don't forget to check out Will's awesome lumberjack beard!
Headlights have been on a touring rampage this past month with The Love Language and their show at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY was featured on We Heart Music. Click the link below to check out the review and then head over to our tour page to check out Headlights' upcoming dates with Loney Dear.
Uncensored Interview sat down with Loney Dear frontman Emil Svanängen and posted a bunch of...well, interveiws. Emil talks about everything from musical inspiration to airports. Check out one of them here and then click the link below to check it the rest.
Asobi Seksu's tour with Yann Tiersen has been gaining tons of recognition. Tiny Mixtapes reviewed Tuesday's show at Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, providing insight into how the shows have been going. Click the link below to check out the review.
of Montreal stopped by a few radio stations for some acoustic performances recently. The first, from 89.7 WTMD Baltimore, is a jammed out version of the Skeletal Lamping track "Beware Our Nubile Miscreants." The second video, taken from 90.7 WFUV, is a Beatles cover of "I'm So Tired." The videos have all been posted to Pitchfork, You Aint No Picasso, Stereogum. Check out WFUV's blog, The Alternate Side, for an acoustic performance of the newest unreleased song "Croquet, Croquet." Enjoy!
of Montreal's 3 night stretch at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York has been gaining much notoriety throughout the blog world. Not only did Janelle Monae stop by for these shows, but of Montreal unveiled 2 new songs! Click the links below to check out coverage from FUEL TV, Brooklyn Vegan, Prefix, The Tripwire, and photos by Cory Schwartz of Getty Images. Above photo by Rez Avissar.