November 26, 2014

Elephant Stone: "Knock You From Yr Mountain" video

Watch the Elephant Stone video Knock You From Yr Mountain, a track from their new album The Three Poisons. The clip, a psychedelic mash-up of Bollywood and sci-fi imagery, was directed and edited by Benjamin Lussier.

Live date:
  • 11/27 Le Cercle, Qu├ębec, QC


HCTF review of the The Three Poisons.

UFly: Love Smugglers

Polish rock band UFly peddle mid-tempo mainstream arena rock. Their new album Love Smugglers won't hurt anybody's feelings, because a lot people won't even notice that it is playing.

They helped themselves to discarded riffs from U2 and Coldplay, going for the grandiose but they never get of the ground with their "fly rock". It all sounds familiar, but it lacks a spark. For Get Up they transferred the main theme from Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus from keyboard to guitar, but that didn't help much either. Dad rock for suburbanites who are dreaming about White Rain.

Maverick: vocals
Ratusz: drums
Seemoon: guitar
Piotr: bass
Qlhead: electronics

Love Smugglers is released thru My Music.

  1. Pocket Size Sun
  2. White Rain
  3. Eclipse
  4. Get Up
  5. Surrender
  6. Perfect Day
  7. Prisoner
  8. Cold
  9. Light On The Other Side
  10. Paradise
  11. Son Of The Road


November 25, 2014

Jim Valentine: "Hello" video

Glaswegian rock quartet Jim Valentine have made a video for their new single Hello. 7" vinyl release (w/ Tripetta as the B-side) on November 28th. Digital on December 1st.

Live dates:
  • 12/05 London @ Macbeth
  • 12/13 Edinburgh @ Sneaky Pete’s

» Jim Valentine on Facebook

HCTF review of the Hello.

Gov't Mule: "Money" video (Dark Side Of The Mule). "Monkey Man" stream (Stoned Side of the Mule: Vol. 1) 1

Blues rockers Gov't Mule are sharing a video of them playing the Pink Floyd classic Money from their forthcoming archival release Dark Side of the Mule. Due to a production delay, the release date has been pushed back a week from December 9th to Monday, December 15th.

Live dates:

  • 12/30 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
  • 12/31 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (w/ Myles Kennedy)
  • 01/02 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA (w/ Cabinet, Ron Holloway)
  • 01/03 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA (w/ Bill Evans Soulgrass)

The Wall Street Journal has a stream of Monkey Man form the vinyl only Black Friday release (November 28th)Stoned Side of the Mule: Volume 1.


Yonder Mountain String Band: Spring rour dates

The Yonder Mountain String Band, progressive bluegrass outfit from Nederland, C0, has just announced their Spring 2015 tour dates. They will be joined on all dates by Allie Kral on fiddle and Jake Jolliff on mandolin

Live dates:
  • 03/24 Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre/The Rose
  • 03/25 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theater
  • 03/26 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
  • 03/27 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
  • 03/28 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
  • 03/30 Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theater Center Arts
  • 04/01 Park City, UT @ Park City Live
  • 04/02 Reno, NV @ Whitney Peak Hotel
  • 04/03 Oakland, CA @ Fox Oakland Theatre
  • 04/04 Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues Los Angeles
  • 04/08 Manhattan, KS @ Wareham Opera House
  • 04/09 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
  • 04/10 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
  • 04/11 Austin, TX @ Stubb's Austin
  • 04/12 Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
  • 04/15 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
  • 04/16 Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
  • 04/17 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant