Superfood (now a duo featuring frontman Dom Ganderton & Ryan Malcolm) have signed a publishing deal with Iamsound Music.The band have unveiled their fresh new flavors ahead of an as-yet-untitled new album. Produced by Dom & Ryan and engineered by MATTHEW TWAITES.
The band have signed to Dirty Hit Records and have just released the first single 'Double Dutch' (Feb 6th) more >>>
BEVERLY MARTEL TO RELEASE COURTESY TIER ALBUM “EVERYONE’S OK” AUGUST 12TH
COURTESY TIER will release their album “Everyone’s OK” on Beverly Martel on August 12th.
The album was produced by CHRIS “FRENCHIE” SMITH with one track produced by PETER KATIS. The album was mixed by Z Z Top producer JOE HARDY.
The band will be heading out on tour, dates to be announced shortly. more >>>
PURPLE DETONATE THEIR SOPHOMORE ALBUM “BODACIOUS" IN UK ON JULY 29TH
PURPLE release their 2nd album BODACIOUS on July 29th thru Play it again Sam/PIAS
Bodacious proudly retains the venomous, strident tone established on their debut release, (409), and takes a dive into high-adrenaline fueled pop rock with tracks "Pretty Mouth" and "Bliss”.
The album was produced by RICK PARKER with one track produced by VICTOR VAN VUGT more >>>
T.O.L.D album released on IAMSOUND RECORDS
T.O.L.D's debut album "It's not about the Witches" released on IAMSOUND RECORDS June 17th. The album was produced by TOM BILLER & Dan Smith with one track produced by Cameron Parkins and another by Biggi Veira. The album was Mixed by PETER KATIS more >>>
AVEC SANS ALBUM "HEARTBREAK HI" RELEASED ON BEVERLY MARTEL ON JUNE 3RD
AVEC SANS' album "Heartbreak Hi" is set to be released June 3rd by BEVERLY MARTEL more >>>
AVEC SANS release Heartbreak Hi on Beverly Martel on March 4th
AVEC SANS release a new single "Heartbreak Hi" on Beverly Martel on March 4th.
The band are heading off to play shows at SXSW more >>>
COURTESY TIER RELEASE NEW SINGLE
COURTESY TIER RELEASE NEW SINGLE
COURTESY TIER release a new single “When you were young`’ on BEVERLY MARTEL on March 4th. The track was produced by PETER KATIS more >>>
KATE BOY RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM “ONE” ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH
KATE BOY RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM “ONE” ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH more >>>
COURTESY TIER RELEASED EP ON BEVERLY MARTEL NOV 6TH PRODUCED BY CHRIS “FRENCHIE” SMITH
COURTESY TIER released their debut EP on Beverly Martel on November 6th! The EP was produced by Worlds End client CHRIS “FRENCHIE” SMITH more >>>
PURPLE ALBUM "409" RELEASED VIA PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
PURPLE's debut album 409 is released via Play it again Sam
LORD HURON'S NEW ALBUM STRANGE TRAILS RELEASED APRIL 7TH
LORD HURON'S new album "Strange Trails" is released on Iamsound Records on April 7th. more >>>
IO ECHO DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED
IAMSOUND RECORDS artist IO ECHO's brilliant debut album Ministry of Love is released in North America! The band has been working hard on this album for the past couple of years and we're excited to finally be able to release it. This has been a busy year for Io Echo, after touring with Bloc Party earlier this year, and the band currently being on the road with iconic '90s alt outfit Garbage. After the tour is done, they'll be playing Coachella in a couple of weeks, and then following that up with a tour supporting The Joy Formidable. We're also excited to announce that Io Echo will be playing Lollapalooza this year (August 2-4 in Chicago).
Ministry of Love, drawing from early '90s industrial, hazy pop and Eastern Classical orchestration (Japanese Koto and Chinese violin), has garnered accolades from NPR, Interview, Nylon, Stereogum, Paper, Dazed & Confused and many more. Be on the lookout for a video for the title track soon, and until then you can watch the video for "When The Lilies Die" HERE!
“They've succeeded in doing something that so many bands have tried, but failed to do: invent a completely new sound.” - NYLON
IAMSOUND RECORDS released the debut album by LORD HURON on October 9th. more >>>
The Philistines Jr. 'If A Lot Of Bands Play in The Woods...' Available Now!
The Philistines Jr. have enlisted top indie artists such as The National, Jonsi & Alex, Mates of State, Tokyo Police Club, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Tapes ‘N Tapes, Mercury Rev and many others to cover and remix their acclaimed 2010 album ‘If A Band Plays in the Woods…?’ The collection 'If A Lot of Bands Play In The Woods….’ is set for release next week November 1, via Tarquin Records/Beverly Martel. more >>>
Nikki Lane Debut Album 'Walk Of Shame' Out Now
IAMSOUND RECORDS artist NIKKI LANE's debut album "Walk of Shame"
is out now. The album was produced by Dave Cobb and Lewis Pesacov. more >>>
New Fool's Gold Album Out Now!
Fool's Gold's sophomore release is available now on IAMSOUND Records. 'Leave No Trace' is the highly anticipated follow up to the band's debut effort. more >>>
NewVillager Available Now
NewVillager's self-titled debut album is available now on IAMSOUND Records. This two man band synchronizes pop shamans Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini. NewVillager are multimedia artists from San Francisco and New York.
The band has written pop music as a means of illustrating the NewVillager mythology, a system of thinking, which is partially “found” and partially created by the group and their collaborators. NewVillager champions an electro-symphonic sound, which the band describes as “new pop.” more >>>
Dead Sara Single Produced By Noah Shain Released
Worlds End client NOAH SHAIN has produced the self-titled debut album for Dead Sara, to be released October 2011. The first single was just released on iTunes this week. Check it out HERE
Dan Grech mixes the Bleeding Knees Club album
Dan Grech, who mixed The Vaccines album, has mixed the Bleeding Knees Club
album to be released on IAMSOUND.
Bleeding Knees Club in NME
NME reviews IAMSOUND artist BLEEDING KNEES CLUB:
Bleeding Knees Club See The Light. Aussie duo sack the Sunshine State to team up with Dev Hynes for New York album sessions.
"We're having fun but it's been raining a lot," sighs Alex Hall, one half of Bleeding Knees Club. London's skies may be overcast but he and co-conspirator Jordan Malane have more than weather on their minds. Splitting their summer between here and New York, the pair have been busy creating their debut album.
It might have taken them years to actually get round to starting a band- they've been friends since they were two- but since they finally set up their kit in Jordan's garage back in the Aussie state of Queensland last March, things have gone supersonic in terms of hype and oddball offers. The latest concerns none other than Dev Hynes, onboard in a production role.
The two hit it off last year when BKC supported Lightspeed Champion, and they've since been hard at work in New York. "He's the most awesome guy," says Alex, and it seems Dev's equally smitten.
"They're the first band I've produced and not written songs for, which is mainly because their songs are fucking amazing," Dev says. "To me it's like classic songwriting, like '60s Dion, or Del Shannon. That's what I hear in it, by way of 'Dookie' or Social Distortion or something. It was a complete no-brainer."
Tentatively titled 'Nothing to Do', the album will be out in the UK early next year on IAMSOUND. Twelve songs strong including a re-recorded 'Teenage Girls' and Alex's current favourite, 'Let It Go'- the band say there's a "really '60s-based song" plus a few punk rabble-rousers punctuating the spry, halcyon lo-fi fans will already be familiar with. Just don't expect it to sound too glossed-up and perfect, as the band have a somewhat unusual approach to the overall creative and recording process.
"We like to work really fast and not think about it too much," says Alex. "It it's shit, I reckon it's better. We keep the crappier recordings..." -Rhian Daly
FOOL'S GOLD Feat. On Funnyordie!
Watch FOOL'S GOLD on the latest webisode of "Music Time with Jennie P"
BLEEDING KNEES CLUB Set For October Release
New IAM SOUND artist's BLEEDING KNEES CLUB will release their Dev Hynes produced EP October 4th.
The Aussie duo has split their summer between London and New York where they've been recording with Hynes.
NIKKI LANE In LA This Weekend
Nikki Lane will be in LA for an appearance at the Roots Roadhouse Festival at the Echo & Echoplex on Sunday the 14th. The line-up also features The Sadies, Old Man Markley, Mike Stinson, Jesse Sykes and others.
Nikki plays at 6:30 PM sharp at The Echo, and the festival goes all day and into the night. For tickets, please go here.
On Monday the 15th, Nikki will be playing at Bardot as part of KCRW's School Night party (which you can RSVP to here here.)
She is currently Vogue.com's Artist Of The Week and in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly as well!
8/14 - The Echo - Roots Roadhouse 2 @ 6:30 PM
8/15 - Bardot - KCRW School Night @ 10:30 PM
NEW VILLAGER Album Out Next Week
NewVillager's debut album is out next week, and just in time, as last week we released the video for their new song "BigShotHorixon".
The video premiered on MTV Hive, you can watch it below. Don't forget that the band will be touring all over the country in September and October, including a run of dates with Mercury Prize-nominated Metronomy.
Enter Our Contest, Win New Music!
If you'd like a chance to win both releases from Fool's Gold and NewVillager, enter our contest here that we have with RED, our distributor.
You can win a Fool's Gold vinyl and a NewVillager CD!
IAM SOUND'S Mondrian/Clift Sessions Coming Up
Two pairs of shows coming up next week in our Mondrian and Clift Sessions series in LA and San Francisco. James Pants , from Stones Throw Records, will be playing at the Clift on the 18th and Mondrian on the 20th.
Then Dirty Beaches will be playing at the Mondrian on the 18th and the Clift on the 19th.
All shows are completely free, 21+ and there might even be a special guest at one of the shows!
You can RSVP to one or both of the LA Mondrian Sessions here and also the SF Clift Sessions here , and you can find all flyers at this link.
FOOL'S GOLD In LA Next Week
Fool's Gold's new album Leave No Trace is in stores on Tuesday the 16th, and will be doing quite a few things around LA.
First up will be a listening party for the new record at El Prado in Echo Park from 9-11 PM, where the band will be hanging out, selling the new record, and you can listen to the record in its entirety.
On Wednesday the 17th, the band will doing an in-store at Amoeba Records in Hollywood at 7 PM sharp.
On Thursday the 18th, the band will be doing an in-store at Fingerprints in Long Beach, also at 7 PM.
Don't forget to listen to the archive of the band's interview on NPR's All Things Considered from this past weekend here.
The band will also be main support on the Red Hot Chili Peppers tour in the UK in November, playing some of the country's biggest arenas!
Nikki Lane Featured on RCRD LBL
RCRD LBL features IAMSOUND artist Nikki Lane.
"I've been waitin' for something good to come my way," sings countrified newcomer Nikki Lane on "Gone, Gone, Gone" -- a sentiment that's been around as long as American music. And what better time to bring back that down-on-your-luck style than now? Lane, equal parts Neko Case and Loretta Lynn, leads the way with a sultry, Southern-accented vocal performance over anchored bass, clip-clop drums and just the right amount of slide guitar. No, it's not contemporary country, but more like something from a past era we're living through over and over again. Lane's debut LP, Walk Of Shame, is out September 27 via IAMSOUND and an EP with this track is available now.
For the rest of this article and a free download, click HERE
Nikki Lane Featured in Entertainment Weekly
IAMSOUND artist Nikki Lane is featured in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Things We Love This Week."
"4. Gone, Gone, Gone, Nikki Lane EP. Lane's songs are packed with emotion, marrying modern sensibilities with classic, soulful country music. Gone serves s a wonderful preview to her upcoming fall LP."
Fool's Gold Featured on NPR
IAMSOUND artist Fool's Gold is Featured on NPR "All Things Considered".
Fool's Gold's newest album is called Leave No Trace, and there's little trace left of Hebrew on it — the lyrics are mostly in English. In a conversation with NPR's David Greene, vocalist Luke Top and guitarist Lewis Pesacov, the band's two founding members, explain the new direction.
Fool's Gold began as a part-time, informal collaboration while Top and Pesacov were working day jobs. The band held open-door jam sessions, sometimes with up to a dozen participants. Now that they tour full-time, their approach is more orderly. They've pared down the number of members to five, and assigned formal parts.
Pesacov says, "What we were interested in musically was finding a little more nuance and detail in the music we were writing. I like to think that on the first album we were painting with a broad stroke, and now we're getting really detailed."
New Video by NewVillager, featured by MTV and New York Times
IAMSOUND artist NEWVILLAGER releases a new music video, "ShotBigHorixon".
Featured on MTV: “ShotBigHorixon” continues the group’s pattern of using ornate costumes and elaborate concepts. According to the group, NewVillager “represents the mythology through symbols, drawings, photographs, film, and installations” and is planning to publish a 1,000-page book later this year. To read the full article, click HERE.
The New York Times is also watching NewVillager. Check out the article HERE.
Watch the video for "ShotBigHorixon" below.
Art Vs. Science Kicks Off US Tour
ART VS. SCIENCE kicks off its US Tour in Miami this Thursday. See additional tour dates below.
08/11 Miami, FL - Electric Pickle
08/12 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
08/13 Chicago, IL - North Halsted Market Days
08/14 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
08/18 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
08/19 Phoenix, AZ - Brick
08/20 Mexico City, Mexico - Voila Acoustique
08/21 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
It’s not just Nikki Lane’s raw, Tammy Wynette–style voice that gives her retro-country sound its stamp of authenticity. The South Carolina native, 25, who now lives in Nashville after brief stints in L.A. and New York, also has a backstory that is (to quote Billy Ray Cyrus) as country as country can be.
“While I was living in New York my boyfriend dumped me and moved to Atlanta,” she explained on a recent trip back to the city. “I was heartbroken, and stuck by myself, crying and upset. I’d been talking for years about making a record so I just started writing.”
Lane’s debut EP, Gone, Gone, Gone (which was released last month), is filled with dozens of moments just like this—the kind which evoke classic, old-school country themes like loneliness, heartbreak pining, and regret—but are kept alive by an upbeat, honky-tonk sound and a well-mythologized, survivalist spirit.
Take for instance the video for “Gone, Gone, Gone,” in which shots of Lane (dressed in all black and taking a contemplative ride through the Tennessee countryside on a ragged-out red moped) are intercut with grainy clips of her performing—on what looks like an homage to The Porter Wagoner Show—in a yellow paisley dress and sporting a towering beehive. Watching it, it’s hard not to conjure an image of a forgotten country starlet, who possibly came to a tragic end when fame and loving the wrong man got too much for her.
In real life, Lane is far luckier. After she made a pilgrimage to Nashville to record her first album (“I just wrote to lots of bands down there and said, ‘I suck at guitar, I sing pretty well, can you help me make my record?’ ”), she briefly returned to New York to find the album had served another purpose. “I got back to New York with the record and the guy who dumped me wanted to get back together,” she says. “We’re actually married now!” And who says country music has no happy endings?
- Freddie Campion
Vince Pizzinga Writing With Leah Renee
Fiction member VINCE PIZZINGA has been writing songs for Leah Renee’s album. She is one of the stars in the new NBC show “The Playboy Club”.
Check her out below...
Ari Shine plays Satellite on Sunday, Featured in Buzz Bands
Beverly Martel artist ARI SHINE has been building hype amongst the LA music scene. On Sunday, he plays The Satellite. To purchase tickets click HERE.
Ari is currently featured in Buzz Bands. "His latest album Ghost Town Directory embraces the exuberance and naivete of youth, the strange machinations of relationships and the steely power of love." For the article and free download click HERE.
Huw Stephens plays Fool's Gold
Last night, Huw Stephens played Fool's Gold "Wild Window" on his Radio 1 show. To see tracklisting and listen again, click HERE
Uncut Rates Fool's Gold 4 Stars
The September issue of Uncut Magazine rates FOOL'S GOLD as 4 stars. Upcoming album Leave No Trace, to be released on IAMSOUND, is reviewed by Sam Richards.
"Rousing stuff from the west coast Vampire Weekend with this second album, LA's Fool's Gold have managed the transition from 12-strong collective to conventional five-man unit with their bustling zeal intact. Frontman Luke Top now sings mostly in English rather than Hebrew (apart from verses of "Tel Aviv") but his voice retains a cosmopolitan richness, while the rest of the band switch instruments and styles with sublime fluency. The 10 supple, radiant songs blur the boundaries between African pop and funky American new wave with the same glorious ease as Talking Heads' Speaking in Tongues."