February 28, 2015

Homer Marrs and the Excellent Adventure: It's Amazing

Chicago rockers Homer Marrs and the Excellent Adventure have released a new single. It's Amazing is an upbeat and energetic song about drag queens claiming their space. Grunge meets They Might Be Giants and Weezer.

The video, with Gia Gunn, Lucy Stoole, Sofia Safire, Tippi Marie-Peppermint and Vallery Dolls, was directed by Michael Azzato.

Homer Marrs and the Excellent Adventure:
Homer Marrs: guitar, vocals
Cody Reynolds: keys, vocals
Hassan Ali: lead guitar
Nick Naro: bass
Matthew Frantz: drums

Miss Emerald Green is a self-released single. Buy it from their website.

Live date:
  • 04/21 International Pop Overthrow @ Red Line tap, Chicago, IL

» Homer Marrs and the Excellent Adventure on Facebook

Gov't Mule: "Stoned Side Of The Mule (Vol 1 & 2) " European release 04/20

Gov't Mule released Stoned Side of the Mule: Volume 1 for Black Friday in the US last year. The vinyl only collection will be expanded for Europe only as a 2LP set on Mascot Records. The tracks were recorded at their Halloween 2009 performance at the Tower Theater outside of Philadelphia. Release date: April 20th.

Tracks:
  1. Under My Thumb
  2. Monkey Man
  3. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
  4. Paint It Black
  5. Angie
  6. Ventilator Blues
  7. Shattered
  8. Wild Horses
  9. Bitch
  10. Slave
  11. Play With Fire
  12. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
  13. Brown Sugar

The Wall Street Journal has a stream of Monkey Man.

European live dates:
  • 05/01 Depot, Leuven, Belgium
  • 05/03 Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
  • 05/05 La Cigale, Paris, France
  • 05/08 Kaufleuten, Zürich District, Switzerland
  • 05/11 Theatrefabrik, Munich, Germany
  • 05/12 LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 05/14 Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
  • 05/16 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
  • 05/17 Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
  • 05/20 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
  • 05/21 Orion, Rome, Italy
  • 05/25 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

» mule.net

February 27, 2015

We Crave The Quiet: We Crave The Quiet

The We Crave The Quiet project was launched in 2013 as a multimedia platform to promote soft music and dreamy visuals. Fast forward to 2015 and singer Jula Aimée is still at it, with new musicians and and another video artist. A self-titled 5-track EP is their first official release.

They bridge the gap between "proper" songs and soundscapes, using downtempo trip-hop motifs with a lonesome guitar leading the way. Odd choice to serve up their most ambitious composition The Wind as a hidden track. The upbeat folk song Fools Rush In seems a bit out of place, interrupting the flow of the soft spoken tracks. Recommended if you like Dead Can Dance, Kate Bush and Massive Attack.

We Crave The Quiet:
Jula Aimée: vocals
Jan Schröder: guitars
Jonas David Kröper: drums
Noralie: visuals

We Crave The Quiet is a self-released EP. Buy it from their website. Release date: March 9.

Tracks:
  1. Rock The Boat
  2. Fools Rush In
  3. Leave
  4. Birds Should Fly
  5. The Wind (hidden track)

Live date:
  • 03/13 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ VLLA (EP release party, free admission)

» wecravethequiet.com

Perpetual Groove are back: tour dates

Jam band Perpetual Groove went on hiatus after playing a show at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA on April 5. Now they are back with the announcement of two shows at that same venue and more live dates have been added. Their blend of Southern, funk, jazz, synth loops can be heard in Athens, St. Petersburg and Pataskala.

Live dates:
  • 05/28 & 5/29 Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
  • 07/31 & 8/01 State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
  • 09/25 & 9/26 Resonance Music & Arts Festival - Pataskala, OH

» Perpetual Groove on Facebook

February 26, 2015

My Baby: "Uprising" video

Delta blues trio My Baby have unveiled the video for Uprising, the lead single from their new album Shamanaid (March 13 on Embrace Recordings. Voodoo delta blues with a touch of India. The clip was directed by Diede van Vree. After a Dutch club tour they are off to the UK supporting Seasick Steve.

Uprising is available on iTunes.

Dutch club tour dates: UK tour (supporting Seasick Steve):
  • 04/06 Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone
  • 04/09 Norwich UEA, Norwich
  • 04/11 O2 Apollo, Manchester
  • 04/12 Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool
  • 04/14 Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London
  • 04/16 Sheffield O2 Academy, Sheffield
  • 04/18 Glasgow Barrowland, Glasgow
  • 04/19 Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen
  • 04/21 Fat Sam's Live, Dundee
  • 04/23 O2 Academy, Newcastle
  • 04/24 York Barbican, York
  • 04/26 O2 Guildhall, Southampton
  • 04/28 Cardiff St. David's, Cardiff
  • 04/29 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

» mybabywashere.com