“The short film — which was actually shot on film — follows two color-bright and cackling queens as they commit armed robbery, crash a drag show and shower screaming fans with cash and confetti… before being hauled away in handcuffs.” Check it out below!
“Jaguar Palace” finds RF Shannon “in total reverie. It opens with pan pipes, pianos, and a damp guitar, all yawning into each other, before Shannon walks in in a trance, the drums trying to slow down to his pace.” Check it out HERE, pre-order the LP which comes out March 31st on Cosmic Dreamer, and see him at SXSW in Austin!
Tapping into entirely fresh soundscapes—a bright opening swell of strings, gorgeous cascading keys, plucked staccato accents—the band creates a soaring instrumental backdrop over which Dodson warmly delivers a lyrical mix of melancholy musings (“No, I’m not crazy / I’ve been drinking to erase me”) and lovesick lines. Check it out HERE and pre-order the LP March 1st via iTunes (album officially drops March 31st)
“San Francisco band No Vacation broke up last year, but then they got back together. Today the very good looking 5-piece is sharing “Mind Fields,” a misty rock song with dreamy hooks. It’s about the time the band was in limbo — perhaps a testament to their new commitment to each other. As No Vacation told The FADER via email, the track is “an ode to breakups inspired and written during No Vacation’s year-long hiatus. It has a tinge of nostalgia, but at the same time, an air of hopefulness for the future.”
From his forthcoming LP “Toss” due out April 28th via Polyvinyl. The track is “a concoction of layered percussion and rapturous momentum.” Listen HERE!
For his sixth record, Tokumaru interweaves musical snippets from fellow musicians into an eclectic sonic stew. “Lita-Ruta” is a bright and twinkly creature that evolves ceaselessly, much like a Pokémon. Toss comes out in US April 28 via Polyvinyl.
Care comes out March 7 via Undertow Records. Check out “Disappearing Ink,” watch the Paste Cloud video from a 2016 performance and check out Bazan’s current tour slate HERE!
“Shaped by the numbness of addiction, of the unedifying guilt of decision, the new track is the aching slow-passing of a day spent in hiding; darkness longed for, stale walls always watching, new plans lingering and then forgotten, drifting in to the ether like white clouds in to thick white fog; not just ink lines disappearing on a page but desires and sentiments too, and hours and months and all those other lives we thought we would choose.” Listen HERE - Bazan’s upcoming LP ‘Care’ comes out March 7th via Undertow Records.