Bitches are a duo from London who released their self-titled debut album today, not only a way to say there’s a new album by the group, but that they released it on their own from their own pockets These guys drive up their rock with hints of punk, garage, and gnats, and you can hear it in their funny video for the song “No Brain”, which shows that they are using their noggins to create this. Stream the album below via Bandcamp, then consider checking it out.
You could giggle and say Whiteout! at the end and have it be some silly tribute to Liquid Paper, but someone might mistake it as a tribute to The Shivas’ current album, Whiteout! (K). This is where you’ll be able to find “Baby I Need You”, which was turned into a video by The Shivas themselves. It sounds like a song you could shag too, so shag with a loved one and let the ocean touch your feet gently.
January 10, 2014… Seattle, WA (Neptune)
January 11, 2014… Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
February 14, 2014… San Francisco, CA (The Filmore)
February 15, 2014… Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)
Sonny Smith of Sonny & The Sunsets is also ready to release a compilation highlighting the new/current wave of west coast garage rock, and it’s called I Need You Bad, to be released on Polyvinyl. It will feature he and his band, and their contribution, “Those Drawings I Told You About”. The vinyl pressing comes in green, and you may order you copy directly from Polyvinyl. Cassette lovers will be able to order the tape from Burger Records when available. The album will be released on November 15th.
Skateboarding above and beyond the lip of the pool is something every kid has wanted to achieve since Tony Alva did it in the mid-1970′s and now you can see a bunch of skaters simply ride for the hell of it in “I Don’t Know How” by indie rock/pop duo Best Coast. The video was shot by Patrick O’Dell in Sun Valley, California and was made to promote their EP Fade Away (Jewel City/Kobalt Label Services).
Director Rob Orlowski did this for Far-Out Fangtooth because the band were about to release an album. That album, Borrowed Time (Siltbreeze), was released yesterday and now you can watch another visual display at hand with “Beyond Your Bones”.
Shaun Fleming has put on his Diana Coffee motif for a new video directed by Austin Kearns called “Green”, which as Kermit The Green once told us, it’s not easy being that.
Not easy is stepping on stage to perform in front of an audience of unknown people, but it’s what Coffee did last night to celebrate the release of his album My Friend Fish (Western Vinyl). He has more shows beginning next month, which begins this weekend so head out and check out a Coffee show:
November 2… Austin, TX (Red 7) *
November 5… Phoenix, AZ (The Rhythm Room) *
November 7… Los Angeles, CA (The Echo) *
November 8… Santa Ana, CA (The Constellation Room) *
November 13… San Francisco, CA (The Chapel) *
November 15… Seattle, WA (Barboza) *
November 16… Portland, OR (Bunk Bar) *
November 19… Denver, CO (Hi-Dive) *
November 21… Kansas City, MO (The Record Bar) *
November 22… Carbondale, IL (Hangar 9) *
November 23… Louisville, KY (The Zanzabar) *
* = w/ Those Darlins
The term “hit it and quit it” may make people refer immediately to James Brown. If you say “hit it and quite it”, you may refer to George Clinton and Funkadelic. However, if you are from the Pacific Northwest, love indie beers and do things a bit differently, then you may be a fan of the Tacoma, Washington band Girl Trouble. The band released the album Hit It Or Quit It 25 years ago and now the good people at K Records will be reissuing it on vinyl in honor of its anniversary. The album was originally a split release between K and Sub Pop, but now K is getting all of the glory with this one. It was beautifully recorded at Velvetone Records in Ellensburg, Washington, showing there’s much more to the town of Ellensburg than the Screaming Trees and the old Blue Grouse diner.
The LP, along with its digital and CD counterparts, will be released on December 3rd. You may pre-order the vinyl and CD below.
King Krule has been busy and active following the release of his True Panther/XL Recordings album, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, on the 24th of August. Now he plans to take things to the next level with two late night talk show appearances in his schedule: an appearance next week (October 28th) on Late Show With David Letterman and the following Monday (November 4th) on Conan, so set your DVR’s or wait until someone rips the shows for future downloading purposes.
He and his band will also be hitting the road in December so if you were moved in any way by him and his album, you’ll want to brave teh cold temperatures to watch and hear him:
December 3… Hamden, CT (The Space)
December 4… New York, NY (Webster Hall)
December 5… Boston, MA (Brighton Music Hall)
December 6… Washington, DC (Rock & Roll Hotel)
December 7… Philadelphia, PA (Johhny Brendas)
December 9… Toronto, ON (Lee’s Palace)
December 11… Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall)
December 13… Vanouver, BC (Fortune Sound Club)
December 14… Seattle, WA (Barboza)
December 15… Portland, OR (Doug Fir)
December 17… San Francisco, CA (Independent)
December 18… Los Angeles, CA (Fonda)
As all of this is going on, King Krule has also taken time to participate in a web series called Church Of Nobody. Krule’s performance was recorded when he went on tour for the album a few months ago. It looks like a crude cable public access show, but that’s what gives it its charm. You may watch and listen below.
All Teeth And Nails aren’t the only things you’ll see in this new video by One Hundred Percent, but you’ll see that, hair, instruments, air, and more. Check out “Devil In Me”, or maybe it’s the devil in all of us. As Michael Hutchence once said, every single one of us has… you know. This is about One Hundred Percent, not INXS, but you can access this video right now or at a time of your convenience.
Sonya Carmona (Lead vocals, guitar) and Alison Alvarado (Drums, vocals) call themselves not only an experimental noise rock duo, but their moniker as a duo is called Colornoise. Polychronic is their latest album (their second), and if you ever wanted to hear how the rock it out in Costa Rica, this is one variable. You may not have heard of them, but Alvarado and Carmona plan on doing extensive touring throughout 2014, so get familiar with them and their sound.