GIVEAWAY: Win a vinyl pressing of Mew’s new album

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Released at the beginning of the week is the new album by Mew called +- and if you are familiar with the band, you’ll know that they (Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, Silas Utke Graae Jorgenson and Jonas Wohlert) are ready to bring forth their love of rock and pop into the world and into your living room. To have a preview of what the album is about, you may listen to “Water Slides” below.

Now the goods. The album is being given away with help from ‘stache media and it’s part of a prize pack that includes the album on vinyl, the pressing of which will have a slipmat for your turntable, and a poster. It is possible that they’ll throw in a sticker and even a chocolate egg. Now if you want to win the chocolate egg but have the record as a bonus prize, feel free but you still get the record either way. The main this is: record (w/ slipmat) + poster + sticker.

All you have to do is enter, no trivia questions involved. Only residents of the United States are eligible, one entry only. Write “Mew record giveaway” in the subject line, and then write your name and address within the e-mail text and sending it to me at Books.Musica [at] gmail [dot] com. Your name and address will not be placed on a mailing list, nor will they passed on to anyone else. The winner will be chosen on Friday, May 8th. When I choose the winner, all other e-mails will be deleted immediately. Please enter now.

VIDEO: The Bone Chimes’ “High Line”

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Are you ready for some indie pop? How about orchestral indie pop? Well get ready, for here are The Bone Chimes, whose “High Line” shows the kind of pop music that should be all over today’s radio airwaves but you know better, you know how to find the better music and how to get it, you began here, didn’t you? If so, I’m glad you did. The song will make it onto their self-titled EP to be released in July.

SOME STUFFS: Signor Benedict The Moor & True Neutral to tour beginning next week

Doctors is what True Neutral and Signor Benedict The Moor are going to call their forthcoming spring tour beginning next week in Los Angeles, which will take them from coast to coast for fun and adventures, hopefully with you, the audience. Check them out, for it will be a must.

May 15… Los Angeles, CA (CES Contemporary)
May 28… Phoenix, AZ (Trunkspace)
May 29… Albuquerque, NM (TBA)
May 30… Denver, CO (Goldrush event at Rhinoceropolis)
May 31… Wichita, KS (Rock Island Live)
June 1… Kansas City, MO (Jackpot Music Hall)
June 2… Chicago, IL (Archer Beach House)
June 3… Cincinnati, OH (Cide Central)
June 4… Pittsburgh, PA (TBA)
June 5… New York, NY (Ad Hoc / Northern Spy event at Aviv)
June 6… Cambridge, MA (Boston Hassle event at Lilypad)
June 7… Monclair, NJ (Meatlocker)
June 8… Columbus, OH (The Summit)

VIDEO: BØRNS’ “Electric Love”

BØRNS have released a new EP called Candy and they’d like for you to nibble something straight from the wrapper. This one is called “Electric Love”, visualized with excellence by Ben & Ross.

BØRNS will be touring with Charli XCX and Bleachers this summer, which will lead them to Bumbershoot, Lollapalooza, and Firefly

June 21… Dover, DE (Firefly Music Festival)
July 21… San Diego, CA (The Observatory North Park)
July 22… Costa Mesa, CA (Pacific Amphitheatre)
July 23… Oakland, CA (Fox Theater)
July 25… Seattle, WA (Showbox SoDo)
July 26… Troutdale, OR (Edgefield Amphitheatre)
July 28… Salt Lake City, UT (The Complex)
July 29… Denver, CO (Fillmore Auditorium)
July 31… Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza)
August 4… Minneapolis, MN (Caboose)
August 5… Milwaukee, WI (Eagles Ballroom)
August 7… Tulsa, OK (Cains Ballroom)
August 8… Kansas City, MO (Starlight Theatre)
August 9… St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
August 11… Detroit, MI (The Fillmore Detroit)
August 12… Columbus, OH (The LC Pavilion)
September 7… Seattle, WA (Bumbershoot Music And Arts Festival)

FREE MP3 DL: The Rebel Light’s “Strangers”

The sound of sunshine pop is just just a dated artifact of the 1960’s, it is alive and well in 2015 and just just in California or anywhere near beach communities. You may find it within a new group who call themselves The Rebel Light and by listening to “Strangers”, you will no longer be a stranger, as it is possible to be welcomed at any party. It’s ready for the summer to come in about six weeks, so prepare for it by rubbing your body with suntan lotion and lubing up with this song.

If you’re a regular visitor of and are saying “wait, didn’t you post this last fall?“, yes I did but for some reason the song was removed from Soundcloud. It has been upped again for a new means of promotion.

VIDEO: Newham Generals’ “Soundboi Killa”

Released two weeks ago is a video by Newham Generals called “Soundboi Killa” and if the name sounds distinctively British, you would be correct. The song is on their new EP N To The G’s, and Footsie and D Double E want to let everyone know that British grime/hip-hop is very much alive and well, thank you, with assistance from producer Toddla T.

VIDEO: Blueprint’s “King No Crown”

Brand new from the Printmatic one himself known as Blueprint. He is one of the few MC’s I highly anticipate for to hear, and of course I’m able to glimpse at the visual representation for “King No Crown”, done by directors Keenan Parry and Ason Intrigue. It’s the title track for his new album out now, available through his website

RECORD CRACK: Wishyunu “Photoplay” 7″ single out today

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Last month, I posted the new video by Portland duo Wishyunu called “Photoplay”. You can now by the song and its accompanying B-side today, as it has been released as a single. The record is not available through Bandcamp yet (where you can purchase it digitally), so contact them via Facebook on how to order.

Wishyunu have a small handful of shows coming up, including two California shows next week. If you’re in or near Sacramento or San Francisco, you can buy the record there.

May 13… Sacramento, CA (Press Club)
May 14… San Francisco, CA (Amnesia)
July 15… Portland, OR (Holocene)

SOME STUFFS: CENTINEX to play music festivals in Europe, watch new music video

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If you dared to look and listen to Swedish death metal band CENTINEX last year, you will now be rewarded with a new video for the song “Moist Purple Skin”. This one is from their huge come-back album, “Redeeming Filth”, so have a look and feel good about the reward.

Need another prize? Here are concert dates for summer music festivals
12 June… Bucharest, Romania (Metalhead Meeting Festival)
26 June… Protzen, Germany (Protzen Open Air)
10 July… Trutnov, Czech Republic (Obscene Extreme Festival)
25 September… Hultsfred, Sweden (Mörkaste Småland Festival)

No word if more shows will be added through the summer.

REVIEW: La Chat’s “Murder She Spoke II”

La Chat photo LaChat_cover_zpseft2ry3t.jpg La Chat’s voice is quite good, I have no complaints about it but the songs on Murder She Spoke II (Select-O-Hits/Phixieous Entertainment) doesn’t motivate me to want to listen to it again. One time was enough and even during the listening session I was thinking “do I have to continue listening to this?” It could’ve been a snippet file with 15 seconds excerpts of the 17-song album and I probably would’ve been happier. I just found some of her lyrics to be boring and because of it, the songs are lackluster. When you make an album and the people who guest star on it outdo you, you need to tell your producers or executive producers “sharpen this, please”. If you want a better La Chat project, get the album she did with Gangsta Boo, Witch. I didn’t hate Murder She Spoke II at all but it’s just not for me.