When some of us get bored, we nap. But slacking off has never been so extreme as when Aussie duo Bleeding Knees Club take it to the wind and get all Harry Potter on us in their latest video for “Nothing to Do”, title track from their upcoming debut album.
The handful of Italian indie bands who make it stateside is a pitiable few, but Bologna’s lush sextet A Classic Education have already worked their charms around the world, with shows played with the likes of Arcade Fire, Crystal Stilts and Wolf Parade.
California duo Magic Wands, who’ve dubbed their sound “lovewave”, are set to release their first full-length, Aloha Moon, on April 24 via Bright Antenna/ILG. Dexy and Chris Valentine, who met on MySpace, will make some key appearances at SXSW 2012 starting March 15th before their own tour starts.
Choir of Young Believers, led by intense singer Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, spin an intoxicating mix of choral harmonies and modern new wave on songs like “Patricia’s Thirst” from their upcoming second album, Rhine Gold, out March 20 on Ghostly International.
Four, three, two… The countdown begins now. “Love Interruption” is the first track to be revealed off of the mighty Jack White’s forthcoming debut album, Blunderbuss. It will be exclusively available for Third Man Records’ Vault members to hear immediately, but not to worry, it will also be given to the public as a free stream at www.jackwhiteIII.com in a few minutes.
They’re young, wild and full of sass. Australia’s sneering punk duo, Bleeding Knees Club, is back, with a vengeance. Well, actually, it’s a debut album, Nothing to Do, coming out April 17th on IAMSOUND.
The incomparable Xiu Xiu will release Always on March 6th via Polyvinyl, on digital, CD and vinyl formats. The 12-track album will be released on white vinyl, and 500 limited edition copies of translucent pink vinyl will available through Polyvinyl mail order. To get fans geared up for the release, Xiu Xiu’s newest video, a dark and carnivalesque road trip-themed work for beat-heavy opening track “Hi”, was just premiered on Pitchfork.
Girls, the San Francisco-based duo of Christopher Owens and Chet “JR” White, have just announced their latest string of US tour dates this March with Unknown Mortal Orchestra. From the looks of the gap in the mid-March dates, they just may be making an appearance at SXSW as well.
Brooklyn, NY’s Tanlines, Eric Emm (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Jesse Cohen (drums, keyboards, bass), first released their music into the wilds in 2008, and have since built up a striking bunch of synth-based dance singles on hip labels from Kituné to Young Turks. Their debut album, Mixed Emotions, coming out on True Panther Sounds on March 20th, 2012, is well worth the four-year weight.
Reptar, an electro, beat-tastic pop band from Athens, Georgia, just unleashed their debut EP Oblangle Fizz Y’all (Vagrant Records) onto the scene in early 2011, but they’ve already performed at the 2011 Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Governor’s Ball. Their latest tour kicks off in February.