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    • Tori Amos Shares First Single from New Album - “Cloud Riders”
      Tori Amos is releasing a new album, Native Invader, September 8 via Decca. The album was announced back in April, but now she has finally shared the album's first single, "Cloud Riders." Listen to it below via NPR, who premiered it. Also below are her upcoming tour dates.
    • Watch: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “When I Dance With You” Video
      The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are releasing a new album, The Echo of Pleasure, on September 1 via the band's own label, Painbow. Previously they shared Echo songs "Anymore" and "When I Dance With You." Now "When I Dance With You" has a fun video in which the band are in black & white against colorful backgrounds.  […]
    • Mercury Prize 2017 Nominees Announced - alt-J, The xx, Glass Animals, Sampha, and More
      This year's Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by alt-J, The xx, Glass Animals, Sampha, The Big Moon, Kate Tempest, and... Ed Sheeran. The last one seems like bit of a mainstream choice for The Mercury Prize. The full list is below.
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      Joywave are a band building to success in stages. A collaboration with Big Data gave them a hit song and subsequent singles and a full-length added to the reputation. Now, two albums in, it feels like the potential exhibited in short bursts is finally reaching boiling point.
    • Terror in a Texas Town
      Released in 1958, Terror in a Texas Town feels simultaneously ahead of and behind the times.
    • Person to Person
      These loosely-connected story threads weave about one another in Dustin Guy Defa’s low-key comedy.
    • The Afghan Whigs Share Pleasure Club Cover in Honor of Late Guitarist Dave Rosser
      The Afghan Whigs have released "You Want Love" as a free download in honor of the band's late guitarist Dave Rosser (who passed away last month after a battle with colon cancer). It's a cover of a song by the New Orleans band Pleasure Club and it features that band's original singer James Hall.
    • Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, Tegan and Sara, and More React to Trump’s Transgender Military Ban
      This morning President Trump announced on Twitter that Transgender people were no longer allowed to serve in the military in any capacity, a reversal of an Obama policy. Several notable musicians have spoken out against the ban, including Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, Tegan and Sara, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Best Coast, and others.
    • Charli XCX Shares “Boys” Video with Mac DeMarco, Vampire Weekend, Mark Ronson, and More
      Charli XCX has shared a brand new song, "Boys," via a video she self-directed (with Sarah McColgan). In keeping with the song's title, the video features a bunch of well-known "boys."
    • St. Vincent Is Featured in a New Ad Campaign for Tiffany & Co.
      The American jewelry company Tiffany & Co. have launched their fall 2017 campaign and it stars St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark), Janelle Monáe, Zoë Kravitz, Elle Fanning, model Cameron Russell, and Bolshoi Ballet dancer David Hallberg.
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    • 10 Things You Never Knew About... Arcade Fire July 27, 2017
      Looking back on a decade of powerful music...Arcade Fire have graced the indie landscape for over a decade with their conceptual albums and political statements. Following 2013’s ‘Reflector’ it has been quiet from the Canadian outfit, though this summer they will bring their immense live act around a handful of events, including the Isle Of Wight Festival. W […]
    • Sensory Excursions: Avey Tare Interviewed July 27, 2017
      Animal Collective songwriter on his new solo album 'Eucalyptus'...Animal Collective have been a huge band for over a decade now, brightening the musical landscape with technicolour psychedelic pop that combines childlike imagination with virtuoso song-smithery. The project buzzes around the hive mind of four individuals who go by the monikers Avey […]
    • Wolf Alice Share 'Yuk Foo' Video, New Tour Dates July 27, 2017
      Short burst of intimate shows confirmed...Wolf Alice have shared the full video for new single 'Yuk Foo'. The band's dissonant, feedback-fuelled return is an emphatic statement in its own right, a careering squall of guitar-driven noize. New album 'Visions Of A Life' is incoming, with the group also set to play some of the biggest he […]
    • Young Fathers Craft Powerful New Short Film July 27, 2017
      Working alongside the Scottish National Portrait Gallery...Young Fathers have crafted a new short film focussing on the theme of the Male Gaze. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has partnered with the National Portrait Gallery on the new exhibition, exploring themes of masculinity. Young Fathers agreed to construct a new short film, and their exploratio […]
    • Track Of The Day 27/7 - Wild Cub July 27, 2017
      'I Fall Over'Wild Cub make gloriously extravagant pop music. Debut album 'Youth' seems to burst with energy, the trio matching ear-worm melodies to lyrics that cut a little deeper. Faced with constructing a follow up, Wild Cub pushed themselves further than ever before. Re-immersing themselves in creative independence, the band will relea […]
    • Premiere: Warm Digits - 'Growth Of Raindrops' (ft. Sarah Cracknell) July 27, 2017
      Newcastle duo prepare new album 'Wireless World'...Newcastle duo Warm Digits are back, and this time they're grabbing a select batch of collaborators. New album 'Wireless World' is incoming on Memphis Industries, Peter Brewis of Field Music, Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne, Devon Sproule, and Mia La Metta of Beards. New track ' […]
    • New Book On Can's Jaki Liebezeit Launched July 27, 2017
      The Life, Theory and Practice of a Master Drummer...When Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit passed away in January of this year, he not only left behind a body of recorded work whose motion and energy were dominated by his cyclical approach to rhythm, but also a whole theory of drumming that had been properly documented. Liebezeit himself never thought to properly w […]
    • Kesha Embraces Abandon On 'Learn To Let Go' July 27, 2017
      The new video takes the singer back to her childhood...When Kesha sings "I've been to hell and back..." on new single 'Learn To Let Go' she really, really means it. But if music can offer a form of catharsis then her new single goes a long way to providing that. A hymn to the power of emotional abandonment, the video for 'Learn […]
    • Jason Nolan Gets Funky On 'Don King' July 27, 2017
      A primer for new EP 'Late Night City Hawks'...Jason Nolan ups the energy on funky new cut 'Don King'. The songwriter's debut EP 'Wonder Years' emerged last year, a release marked by a talent striving towards an individual voice. Follow up EP 'Late Night City Hawks' is incoming, with Jason Nolan able to share lead […]
    • French Montana - Jungle Rules July 27, 2017
      A cohesive and complete sounding album from the Bad Boy Records signee...French Montana has always divided hip-hop fans; you either love him or hate him. The Bad Boy Records signee has enjoyed a steady growth via the underground; from his first incarnation as Young French with his popular ‘Cocaine City’ DVD series to a solid mixtape run over the past decade. […]
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    • Sawdust City Music Festival July 27, 2017
      The inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival takes over Gravenhurst, Ontario this August long weekend. Running from August 4th – 6th the festival features performances from a plethora of talented artists from the area and all over Canada. Whether you want to check out the Muskoka music scene or experience the Jim Cuddy Family Band perform [...] Sawdust City Mus […]
    • Interview: Danko Jones July 21, 2017
      We sat down with John Calabrese, bassist of Danko Jones to talk about the band's impressive 20+ year career, most memorable moments and their newest album Wild Cat.  Interview: Danko Jones by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Kid Koala July 20, 2017
      Kid Koala chats with us about his chaotic party show Vinyl Vaudeville, his new album Music To Draw To: Satellite and working on . Interview: Kid Koala by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • The Lemon Bucket Orkestra July 19, 2017
      A Toronto music staple Lemon Bucket Orkestra had humble origins as buskers in Kensington Market, the band’s ringleader Mark Marczyk spoke to the Chart Attack team about the evolution of LBO and their drive to keep performing live for (and with) their ever-growing audiences. The Lemon Bucket Orkestra by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Mix Master Mike July 17, 2017
      Mix Master Mike put on an epic show in Quebec City on Friday and again in Toronto last night. We chatted with him about his tour with Metallica and his new Virtual Reality work. Interview: Mix Master Mike by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: The Dirty Nil July 14, 2017
      The Dirty Nil played one of their biggest shows in Canada yesterday. We caught up with the band just before the show to talk about opening for The Who, touring and Minimum R&B. Interview: The Dirty Nil by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: A Tribe Called Red July 13, 2017
      A Tribe Called Red played their biggest show in Quebec yesterday at Festival d'été de Québec. We caught up with Bear Witness just prior to the festival to talk about We are the Halluci Nation. Interview: A Tribe Called Red by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • FEQ in 2 Days! July 4, 2017
      Celebrating their 50th year this summer,  Festival d'été de Québec is throwing an epic bash from July 6th to July 16th. FEQ in 2 Days! by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt June 30, 2017
      The unconventional songwriter has been making waves with the release of his fourth album. Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) June 17, 2017
      Wednesday, June 14th at the Horseshoe Tavern: dance-punk at its finest REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.

Live Video of the Day: Greta Van Fleet – Safari Song

Posted by falconi5 on July 26, 2017

Sure these young kids cut pretty close to the Led Zeppelin Bone. But what the hell, wouldn’t you if you could?

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Video of the Day: Teddy and the Rough Riders – Goldmine

Posted by falconi5 on July 26, 2017

This band blends traditional Country wih Rock ‘n’ Roll and despite being stalwarts on the Nashville scene, in September they will be releasing their debut E.P. The record promises to have elements of The Byrds and Canned Heat. Sounds very cool.

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Video of the Day: Aaron Lee Tasjan – Till the Town Goes Dark

Posted by falconi5 on July 26, 2017

If for some crazy reason you slept on Silver Tears the highly superb 2016 release from Aaron Lee Tasjan, here is your chance for a make-good with this new video.

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Best Albums of 2017: Steelism – Ism

Posted by falconi5 on July 26, 2017

Steelism – Ism (Rating 4 out of 5)

At first listen, it would be natural for your ears to question exactly what is going on here. Is this some sort of hipster master plan to inhabit our brain and expose us against our will to sounds and textures not unleashed since the 60’s? Or, and this is more likely the case, are we seeing the go-forward template for quality music in general and the vibrant Nashville scene in particular.

Steelism is mostly an instrumental band with Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel player Spencer Cullum serving as ring leaders for a circus that sound-melds should-be Bond Themes, Surf Guitar, and Clint Eastwood worthy Ennio Morricone lone gunman riding into Deadwood vibes

On Ism, the duo enlists a posse of the new wave of Nashville denizens including Andrew Combs, Ruby Amanfu, who does a back of the barroom Shirley Bassey inspired job on “Roulette” a song that could easily be a Bond theme, and Tristen who sparkles on the Pop gem “Shake Yout Heel. The opener, “Re-Member,” features an intro that sounds like it jumped right off the grooves of ELO’s version of “Roll Over Beethoven.” Fellow Nashville resident Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys must have been bus, otherwise he would have been hip to the scene joining in on the fun with Duane Eddy, his personal musical muse in tow.

Sprinkled throughout this landscape of textures and sounds are instrumentals that would fit in quite quite nicely in The Tonga Room in San Francisco, or at The Lei Low, our favorite Tiki Bar in Houston. 

Take yourself back in time and stay hip to the scene at the same time with a Singapore Sling at the ready and Ism on the turntable. Aloha!

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Video of the Day: King Leg – Great Outdoors

Posted by falconi5 on July 26, 2017

King Leg shares a bit of DNA with Dwight Yoakam, in fact he opened for him for a few select dates on his recent tour, but if one boot is in Country, the other is in Rock and Roll.  With a voice that sounds like a not quite fully formed Roy Orbison, his debut record, Meet King Leg, should put this kid on the map.

 

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Rock Chick of the Day: Waxahatchee – Recite Remorse

Posted by falconi5 on July 25, 2017

With a beefed up sound and superb production value on their latest record Out in the Storm, Katie Crutchfield and her band deliver a hook laden gem. “Recite Romance” and “Silver” are stand out tracks.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Jade Jackson – Good Time Gone

Posted by falconi5 on July 25, 2017

From her excellent new L.P., Gilded.

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Video of the Day: The Struts – One Night Only

Posted by falconi5 on July 25, 2017

If the terrific album Everybody Wants wasn’t epic enough, The Struts treat us to another Queen and Freddie Mercury influenced treat, “One Night Only.” Sure not quite the real thing, but we’ll take it.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Nicole Atkins – Listen up

Posted by falconi5 on July 23, 2017

Goodnight Rhonda Lee, her latest just released album is a deliciously cool retro tinged romp that will take you back to a simpler day and time. Well worth some of your ear time.

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Rock Chick of the Day: The Dirty Denims – Back With a Bang, Part 1

Posted by falconi5 on July 23, 2017

If Rock and Roll is dead, nobody told the Dirty Denims. High octane, Glam influenced, drive fast groove-a-thon.

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