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    • Morrissey Shares New Song “Spent the Day in Bed,” Confirms Album Details
      Morrissey is releasing a new album, Low in High School, on November 17 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Now he has shared the album's first single, "Spent the Day in Bed." 
    • Justice Share Strange New NSFW “Pleasure (Live)” Video About Conception
      French electronic music duo Justice released their third album, Woman, last November via Ed Banger/Because Music. Now they have shared a video for a new version of Woman track "Pleasure."
    • Weaves Share Video for New Political Song “Scream” (Feat. Tanya Tagaq)
      Canada's Weaves are releasing a new album, Wide Open, on October 6 via Kanine in the U.S. (and Buzz Records in Canada and Memphis Industries in the rest of the world). Previously we shared its first single, "#53." Now they have shared another song from the album, the politically motivated "Scream," via a video for the song. 
    • Watch Kids Destroy a Trump Piñata in Downtown Boys’ “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” Video
      Downtown Boys recently released a new album, Cost of Living, via Sub Pop. It's the political punk band's third album and their first for the iconic Seattle label. Now they have shared a video for "Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)."
    • TORRES Shares Dark and Creepy Video for New Song “Helen in the Woods”
      TORRES (aka MacKenzie Scott) is releasing a new album, Three Futures, on September 29 via 4AD (her first for the label). She has already shared videos for "Skim" (it was our #1 Song of the Week) and title track "Three Futures" (it was also our #1 Song of the Week). Now she has shared a third song from the album, "Helen in the Woods, […]
    • Ride on “Weather Diaries”
      Timing is everything. Seminal early '90s U.K. group Ride broke up prior to the release of its—at the time—final album, 1996's Tarantula. Much was made of this split, marking it as acrimonious, when in reality it only lasted a few weeks with the members returning to each other quickly, albeit as friends, not band mates. 
    • Watch a Posthumous Leonard Cohen Video for “Leaving the Table”
      Legendary singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen passed away last November, but a few weeks before his death he released his last album, his 14th, You Want It Darker, which was produced by his son Andy Cohen. Now a video for You Want It Darker track "Leaving the Table" has been shared. 
    • Perfume Genius Shares “Wreath” Video Featuring Dance Contest Participants
      Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released a new album, No Shape, back in May via Matador. Now he has shared a video for "Wreath" that is made up of footage shot by fans of them dancing and singing along to the song. A press release states:  "Mike has said the song is partly about feeling betrayed by his physical body and wanting to be freed f […]
    • Strange Peace
      Like II, the third entry from METZ makes no compromises. The Canadian hardcore trio have an uncanny knack for capturing lightning in a bottle. Their sound lays the ferocity and unrelenting power of their live shows onto tape. To sacrifice that for more expansive, appeasing sounds would be to give up what makes METZ, METZ.
    • The Big Sick
      Who’d have thought comas and the prospect of being cast out of your family forever could be so funny, or so romantic? 
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    • Premiere: Sailor & I - 'Only Love Can Save Us' September 19, 2017
      Swedish electronic artist with a melodic touch...Sailor & I is a vessel for the electronic ruminations of Swedish musician Alexander Sjödin. An inquisitive soul, his continual probing has led him to release the superb LP 'The Invention Of Loneliness'. A deluxe version is incoming, complete with material fans probably have not encountered before […]
    • Premiere: Boyfromthecrowd - 'Hitch That Ride' September 19, 2017
      Debauched rock 'n' roll with a destructive streak...Boyfromthecrowd started as a long-held dream. French musician Vinny Piana worked as a touring guitarist for years, but always nurtured his own ambitions. Eventually, a group of his own fell into place. And it's quite the group, too: Boyfromthecrowd make debauched rock 'n' roll, fore […]
    • Perfume Genius Held A Dance Contest And The Results Are Wonderful September 19, 2017
      Watch new video 'Wreath' now...Perfume Genius decided to host a dance contest earlier this year. Fans, onlookers, and the mildly curious were invited to film themselves dancing to a segment of his song 'Wreath', and send him the results. Perfume Genius has posted a handful of the submissions online, and they've made for fantastic wat […]
    • Kiran Leonard Explores Faith And Doubt On 'Living With Your Ailments' September 19, 2017
      Watch the beautiful new video...Last year Kiran Leonard travelled to Portugal to witness a remarkable event. The Pope took part in an event to mark the centenary of the Marian apparitions, and he led the canonisation of two of the shepherd children the Virgin Mary is held by some to have appeared before, Francisco and Jacinta de Jesus Marto. Taking photos, K […]
    • No, The North Doesn't Just Listen To Landfill Indie September 19, 2017
      And the South enjoys its fair share of appalling music...When the winner of this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize was announced there was little surprise that it came from London. After all, the metropolis dominated the shortlist, with South London in particular asserting a kind of creative stranglehold on the final countdown. But, as Clash commented at the time […]
    • Listen: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 'Little Thing Gone Wild' September 19, 2017
      Check it out now...Gone Wild San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club return with new song ‘Little Thing Gone Wild’ – tune in now. The song is the first output from their new record ‘Wrong Creatures’ due out in January 2018. First, however, the band embark on an extensive UK tour next month. ‘Little Thing Gone Wild’ is the classic cacophony of gnarl […]
    • Premiere: Sweaty Palms - 'Queer Fatwa' September 19, 2017
      Dark post-punk from Glasgow...Sweaty Palms hail from Glasgow, a city with a seedy underbelly. The band seem to take this barely restrained aggression and channel it in their music, a dank, black-clad vision of post-punk bedlam. Antecedants could include everyone from The Fall to 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster, a sound that is both violent and hilarious. Debut […]
    • Superfood - Bambino September 19, 2017
      A strutting dollop of funky indie-pop indulgence...Losing a band member has historically sparked chaos for many a well-seasoned band. Like Blur without Graham Coxon or the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the years after John Frusciante departed, their respective band’s output noticeably dipped and missed that vital spark that gave the bands their core identity. Thr […]
    • Jordan Rakei - Wallflower September 19, 2017
      A confident artistic expression from a talent in bloom...New Zealand’s Jordan Rakei has enjoyed a rapid ascension into the spotlight since he first moved to London in 2015. Having released debut EP ‘Franklin’s Room’ in 2013 from the confines of his Brisbane bedroom studio, he began to garner an influential following. Moving to the UK to widen his creative ho […]
    • A Rhythmic Rebellion: Clash Meets THEY. September 19, 2017
      "We don’t chase trends, because we want longevity..."An alternative to artists who follow the industry blueprint, churning out the “same old shit” on a conveyor belt, the ethos of THEY. (producer Dante Jones and vocalist Drew Love) is underscored by an unruly ambition to never sate but always challenge the status quo. “We don’t chase trends, becaus […]
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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.

The Falcon’s Nest Saturday Playlist: 2014 Releases (Part One)

Posted by falconi5 on May 17, 2014

playlistsThe video playlist for this Saturday features some of the best music released so far in 2014. Albums from the likes of Hurray for the Riff Raff, Sturgill Simpson, and Hamilton Leithauser will likely appear on many of the year-end Best-Of lists at the end of the year.

01.  Hurray for the Riff Raff – St. Roch Blues

This somewhat hard to classify Americana style band delivers a stunning rendition of this single from their new release, Small Time Heroes.

02. Sturgill Simpson – Turtles All the Way Down 

Outlaw Country is alive and well and living in the soul of Sturgill Simpson.

03.  Neon Trees – Sleeping With a Friend

Who new that one of the snappiest songs of the year would come from a group of Mormons with a love of disco and 80’s dance hits.  We didn’t, but we do now.

04. Hamilton Leithauser – 11:00 Friday Night

With The Walkmen taking a rest, the lead singer shows signs of a great solo career with this atmospheric gem.

05.  The Afghan Whigs – Algiers

Their first release in more than a decade was worth the wait.

06.  The Secret Sisters – Rattle My Bones

This upbeat slightly, ramshackle tune is a perfect introduction to one of the best up and coming Americana bands that deserve your ear time.

07.  Augustines – Nothing to Lose but Your Head

Sounding more like U2 than Coldplay, the Rock is turned up on this one.

08.  Rival Sons – Open My Eyes

The Classic Rock album of the year is on the way. This single proves once and for all that Rock is not dead.

09.  Ray LaMontagne – Supernova

The vibe is pure 70’s Cosmic Cowboy with a dose of psychedelia, a very cool thing.

10.  Chrissie Hynde – Dark Sunglasses

It is hard to believe that The Pretenders Chrissie Hynde never released a solo album prior to 2014.  This one will be worth the wait if this song is any indication.

11.  Smoke Fairies – We’ve Seen Birds

If you haven’t noticed we have a thing for Rock Chick and Americana Chick duos, and Smoke Fairies are one of the best.

12. Jamestown Revival – California (Cast Iron Soul)

I don’t know what is going on in the Utah Mountains, but Jamestown Revival took up residence there to record this one from Utah, one of the best albums of 2o14 so far. Of course, extra credit is always given to any song that name checks California.

13.  The Colourist – Little Games

The synthesizers are turned up a bit here on this 80’s influenced pop danceable tune.

14. First Aid Kit – Cedar Lane

See number 11.  First Aid Kit is the BEST of the Rock Chick Americana bands, Cedar Lane is no Emmy Lou, but listen to it 3 times and you will be hooked.

15.  Little Hurricane – Sheep in Wolves Clothes

A husband and wife team that walks the White Stripes, Black Keys road with their own flair.



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