Magnet ran a nice preview on Joan of Arc's upcoming album Flowers and posted a free download of the song "Explain Yourselves #2." If you're itching to hear some new JOA material, click the link below and download the song. Flowers comes out June 9 and is now available for pre-order at the PV store.
The Austin Decider posted a great interview with Asobi Seksu. Yuki sat down and discussed the evolution of Hush, their new creative direction and how she met James. Click the link below to check it out.
The band Lemonade remixed a song from Cale Parks' Sparklace called "Early On." All three of the members in Lemonade contributed to this remix, which makes it extra special. The song is streaming on Cale's myspace page and can also be downloaded by clicking the link below.
VOX posted a great review of Asobi Seksu's show with Bell and Resplandor @ The 7th St. Entry in Minneapolis. They also posted the song "Thursday" for streaming. Check it out by clicking the link below.
Cale Parks has a new song up for download on RCRD LBL called "Places We've Created." I guess the RCRD LBL guys like it so much that they keep picturing unicorns and cliffs overlooking oceans with every listen. Now you have to check it out! Click the link below.
The Bathysphere posted some nice photos from the Headlights show on March 16, @ Mojo's with the Pomegranates and Gentleman Auction House. Click the link below to see all the photos by Meghan Sundermeier.
Did you miss Asobi Seksu at the SXSW Filter party? Were you busy drinking cheap tall boys down the street somewhere? Well, you can still check out what NME had to say about the show by clicking the link below. They also go into how the song "Strawberries" got its name. Check it out!
Loney Dear have been busy at SXSW this year. They've already played 7 times, and we're only up to day 2! Popwreckoning posted a review of Wednesday's show at the Radio Room. Follow the link below to check it out. Photo by Bethany Smith.
Loney Dear's video for "Airport Surroundings" was featured on the BBC's Sound. The program is filmed in a secret location with a specially selected audience of fans and friends. Click the link below to check it out.
of Montreal will be performing at The Hollywood Bowl with the legendary Grace Jones and Cambodian psych-pop band Dengue Fever Sunday, July 26, at 7:00 PM. Tickets just went on sale, so follow the link below to get yours before it's too late!
Architecture in Helsinki was featured on BC Music, an online magazine with and collection of blog critics from around the world. The article talks about the band's latest single That Beep and how it has become the band's highest charting iTunes download to date in the U.S. Click the link below to check it out.
Owen will be included in the Justin Veatch Tribute Album which will come out this Spring. The record will include original music by Justin Veatch and covers of Justin's songs by artists like Greg Dunn (Moving Mountains), Boys Night Out, Circa Survive, Anthony Melillo, Vinicius Cantuaria, Jeff Whalen, and Owen. Owen's cover can be heard by visiting his myspace. To find out more about the Justin Veatch Fund and to listen to some of Justin's music, click the links below.
Spectrum Culture decided to take another look at Owen's (the ep) by running a review for their series Rediscover, a section that looks at past releases that went uner the radar for far too long. Click the link below to read the review. For those of you dieing for any Owen related news, this should tide you over. Mike's putting the finsihing touches on the latest record, which should be out later this year.
Also, if you haven't heard already, Polyvinyl recently reissued (the ep) on vinyl. So if you haven't picked up a copy yet, head on over to the PV store. C'mon, you're worth it!