Monday, October 31, 2016

lolahiko - funeral & murderer

if you're a fan of chvrches, MS MR, and purity ring, but fancy them a bit on the darker side, then i have the perfect suggestion for you. lolahiko. go ahead and channel your inner goth (face it, we all have one), take solace in these gems.

bonzai - i did

i am loving this animated video by bonzai of 'i did.' it's kind of trippy and solid for the song, for sure. bathe in the electro-beats and IDGAF lyrics...i am.

the severed limb - bela lugosi

guys, guys, it's halloween. it's the most wonderful time of the year and my favorite holiday. so i am going to share the severed limb's 'bela lugosi' to drive a little bit of that spookiness for this occasion.

sian cross - on and on

if you need something to calm you down as you head into the work week, try this out. sian cross' 'on and on' has a creepy, american horror story-like musical styling coupled with ethereal vocals for an interesting sound that i feel pretty excited about.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

akira the don - gothwave

thanks to netflix and stranger things, it seems like there's a bunch of video games-eqsue tunage out there for the world. akira the don has just sent over some more to add to it, including a stranger things remix. i must admit that i'm a fan of this kind thing, because i can zen out while listening to it. i heard it's great for yoga sessions, too. anyway, check out 'spooky scary skeletons' to get you in the mood for my favorite holiday of all time - all hallow's eve!

uncle meg - taylor swift

i don't think i've made it a secret that i hate taylor swift. but i can certainly appreciate a little rap with a catchy ass beat that drops her name. but only because uncle meg is also dropping britney's name, too, and we love britney ever since her meltdown and comeback. anyway - enough about pop stars. let's talk about how this song just got repeated three times by yours truly because i wanted it ingrained into my membrane. it's super infectious, so beware. listen, yo.

blvth - ocean (feat. novaa)

here's a dreamy piece called 'ocean' from blvth. ocean is pretty accurate for a title. why? well, it reminds me of that one time i bathed in the sun at a fancy resort next to the ocean. this song is like a soundtrack for that activity. also, some of the music makes me think of what you might hear while taking in an imax of whales in the deep blue. yes, please.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

trudy and the romance - my baby's gone away

can't tell you how excited i got to listen to this gem from trudy and the romance...probably has something to do with its very velvet goldmine sound. kind of circus-y, definitely depressing, and certainly rock-glammed out. but not too much. think david bowie. this is going on a playlist - i have to hear this more than once. as far as seeing these guys live, looks like they're stuck across the pond until sxsw, so we'll just have to wait til march.

Monday, October 24, 2016

carroll - talking to my own mirage

what a relief on my adult ears to get something that's more of a sunday afternoon chill pace rather than a friday rager. this song by carroll, 'talking to my own mirage,' is vomiting rainbows and sunshine and a very pronounced dose of mellow that can usually be found by smoking some of that funny grass. it's relaxing. i like it. pardon me, i'm off to gaze at my shoes for a bit.

the cavemen - i'm a mess

the cavemen have landed the dirtiest shit i have heard in a long while in my inbox, so i pretty much have to post it. this is the kind of punk that makes it seem totally okay and normal to lick the bottom of a boot that's been traipsing through an inch of sewage. kudos, guys. i'm out to shower off the filth i feel from listening to your curious creations.

shana falana - here comes the wave

i'm kind of in love with this album just released from shana falana. the good folks at brooklyn vegan have the whole album streaming if you want to take a listen (and trust me, you want to). this album is all over the place, with an indie pop sound sure to please even the most elitist of hipsters ('cloudbeats,' 'cool kids'), all the way to a gritty rock sound that cries for teased hair and massive amounts of smeared lipstick ('lie 2 me,' 'where r u'). cheer up charlie's will be hosting shana on november 12, so ink that shit in.

Friday, October 21, 2016

hundreds - spotless

beer isn't the only good thing to come out of germany. you also have hundreds and their newest upcoming release called wilderness, which is officially out on 11.4. the electro sound has me fiending for more, and reminiscing about the days of dido. my inner goth is swaying to the eerie nature of the vocals. it's a sensation for autumn times, and i can safely say that hundreds has at least one new fan in myself. watch 'spotless' and see why:

mainland - permission slip

my twenty-five year old self just did a little jig after hearing this new one, 'permission slip,' by brooklyn-based mainland. this tune is a pop-punk styling worthy of the warped tour and hundreds of screaming emo teenagers covered in head to toe black garb and heavy eyeliner. if you're looking for a large serving of angst, please listen to this:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

oh! gunquit - nomads of the lost

here's something different and refreshing as we take this week into my favorite days (the non-working ones). oh! gunquit from the uk is out with 'nomads of the lost,' a ditty that packs punkabilly flavor real strong - like those little packets of goodness you find in ramen bags. the only thing that could be better than what i'm hearing from oh! gunquit? hearing it in person. come across the pond to austin! but seriously, that surf-rock guitar wielding some female led vocals and brassy toot-struments has me jonesing for a low-ceiling and a dark room for boppin' in. check it out.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

the society - begging

it's wednesday. do you need some pop music with shallow lyrics to brighten your mid-week work day? well, if the answer to that question happens to be yes, then i have just the track! the society from the uk sent me this to share with you guys. it's called 'begging' and it's every girl who ever loved a boy band's wet dream.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

husky rescue - my shelter

i feel like i've shared husky rescue way in the past because i dug it so much. well, they have new music, and it's haunting and lovely and will smack you in the face with a dose of awesome. the first single, 'my shelter,' really outdoes their previous releases with an eerie, winteresque vocal cry. i seriously feel like i should be in some kind of scandinavian snow house with a bunch of overly good-looking blonde chaps dancing around a fire and drinking vodka. no? whatever - check it out for yourself.

Monday, October 17, 2016

emma louise - into my arms cover

we here at coama love nick cave. personally, i love covers, too. so, when i get an angelic cover of a nick cave tune, you bet your ass i'm going to share it. emma louise, who hails from that large body of land where kangaroos roam and dingoes might eat your baby, nails this cover like an expert carpenter. bravo!

cherub - new album release - bleed gold, piss excellence

i can't help it. i love cherub. they went semi-mainstream, but whatev. they're the electro version of steel panther, and i love them. they're probably coming to a town near you and i recommend you join that party, if so. you make me feel like an extra chicken nugget in a twenty-piece meal...probably my favorite lyric from the track 'very rare.' but i'm also finding my toes tappin' to the first single, 'signs,' which features none other than t.i. you can listen to it below. thank you, cherub.

shelle - dance with you

koalas aren't the only good thing to come out of australia. this single, 'dance with you,' by shelle, was released on friday and is pretty sweet, too. as the title suggests, you could find yourself dancing, or wanting to dance while listening thanks to steady and infectious beats.

listen to it on her website.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

felin - bored

dear forever 21,

today's your lucky day! i found the perfect soundtrack for your marketing efforts so that angsty teenagers will want to patronize your mall shop for slutty polyester body con dresses to make their mothers weep over their little girls' lost innocence! it's a song called 'bored' by a scandinavian girl named felin. feel free to give me a kickback if you take my idea to heart. kthxbai.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

golden coast - comeback kid

this is normally way, way too poppy for my taste. HOWever - the chorus is kinda catchy and sometimes i'm in a mood not to resist some of those high-pitched man vocals. so, with that, here's 'comeback kid' from golden coast. expect this on mainstream radio. that's all i'm sayin'. make your judgement from that statement, if you will...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

computer magic - been waiting

thank you, computer magic. i've been waiting for something like this to come along to add to my daily playlist. aren't i soooo punny? 'been waiting' comes off the new ep obscure but visible, and i'm having a hard time sitting still listening to it. gimme a dark room with a low ceiling and slew of sweaty hipsters with beards and i'd be pretty happy, oddly enough.

miniature tigers - dreaming

miniature tigers is dropping an album on october 28th, and i have a little preview from it called 'dreaming.' it's super smooth and creamy, like pop should be, but not so much that i want to vomit (ya know, like i would with anything related to adele, or j. lo, or get the picture).

parlour tricks - leave your light on

i hate when something cool ends up in my mail, and i listen to it and get excited, and then read that the creators are calling it quits. that's the case here with parlour tricks. this tune, 'leave your light on,' is an airy, catchy breath of fresh air that cries out for new beginnings from old regrets, and it's beautiful.

Monday, October 10, 2016

upcoming shows - austin - october/november/december

as if the weather and halloween weren't enough to look forward to, there are some great acts coming to town that are worthy of getting out and about.

october 11 - how to dress well - parish

october 13 - elvis costello - acl live

october 13 - echo and the bunnymen - stubb's

october 13 - the temper trap - emo's

october 14-15 - the dandy warhols - scoot inn

october 14 - dance yourself clean - empire control room

october 21 - cherub - stubb's

october 31 - the pretenders - acl live

november 2 - black rebel motorcycle club w/death from above 1979 - stubb's

november 4 - jamestown revival - emo's

november 4-6 - sound on sound festival (beach house, phantogram, purity ring, explosions in the sky, among others) - sherwood forest

november 15 - yeasayer - emo's

november 17 - warpaint - emo's

december 2 - yelawolf - empire control room

december 7 - the sounds - emo's

december 10 - MSTRKRFT - empire control room

larkin poe - opening for elvis costello:: october 13th

elvis costello is playing acl october 13th, and there is a pretty bad ass folk-bluesy duo of chicks opening up for him. larkin poe have a gritty southern sound that i'm feeling nostalgic about having grown up in the south with this. i'm a sucker for a lap steel, and when it's laying with an accomplished lady musician, that just makes it even better. so, if you're hitting the elvis show, make sure you get there for larkin poe before his set.

here's 47 seconds of face-melting lap steel as mentioned above...

san cisco - b side

san cisco. yaaaassss. they just released a new single called 'b side,' which i am super into at this moment. it's got a retro flare to it, a punk vibe, and a collection of blunt lyrics - a recipe for success in my book. grab a spoon, and scoop some of it up:

it's okay, when i am just your b side. so sad, but so great of a metaphor that you can't help but sing along and also remember what that's like. at least, that's what i'm picking up from this song.

hot casandra - ecstasy

meh. i'm not hugely in love with this tune, 'ecstasy,' just released from hot casandra, but i think it's the vocals that are ruining it for me. i like the actual music riding in the background. but, who am i to withhold the whole thing if someone else might dig it?

Friday, October 07, 2016

british india - i thought we knew each other

poppy, indie, smooth, yet rough around the edges. like your favorite leather jacket.

BRAVES - me the thief

you're welcome for this. the album (III) doesn't come out until 10.26, but i'm here to give you this 'me the thief' video from BRAVES ahead of it. you'll really dig this video if you like to watch women kissing other women, because there's plenty of that going on. there's also some dog / human kissing to revel in, as well. all bases are covered! it also features christa allen, who apparently is famous.

banks - new music from the altar

good lord, i love banks. so much, in fact, that i had to come out of hiding to share the new music that landed in my mailbox from her peeps.

here's 'gemini feed' - a tune that's not afraid to point fingers and place blame.

and if you need something sexier than that, try 'fuck with myself.' you know how i love that four-letter word getting thrown around in the lyrical way. but, really, just watch this.

thanks, banks! you have restored my faith in the auditory persuasion.

coldplay announces head full of dreams tour 2017

check it out. coldplay is touring 18 cities next year. they're so popular, they have to tell us about it an entire year in advance. tickets begin going on sale october 15th.

Tue Aug 01 - New York, NY - MetLife Stadium
Fri Aug 04 - Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium
Sun Aug 06 - Washington, DC - FedExField
Tue Aug 08 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Sat Aug 12 - Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Stadium
Mon Aug 14 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
Tue Aug 15 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Thu Aug 17 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
Sat Aug 19 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Mon Aug 21 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre
Fri Aug 25 - Houston, TX - NRG Stadium
Mon Aug 28 - Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium

Sat Sep 23 - Seattle, WA - CenturyLink Field
Tue Sep 26 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place
Fri Sep 29 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place

Mon Oct 02 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
Wed Oct 04 - San Francisco, CA - Levi's Stadium
Sun Oct 08 - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium