Happy release day to Temples. They have released their debut album "Sun Structures"!
"Temples specialize in '60s-washed psychedelia, blending anemic vocals and shaggy melodies into a wonderfully murky swirl." - SPIN
"'Colours To Life' adeptly balances both their idols' folk-pop roots and psych-rock branches . . . It's an unearthing of a time capsule for sure, but 'Colours To Life' still can feel like a breath of fresh air." - Pitchfork
“Temples manage to add modern sensibility to their retro influences without feeling derivative.” - The Week
TEMPLES ON TOUR
03.11-16 – Austin, TX - SXSW
04.08 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
04.09 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
04.10 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
04.12 – Indio, CA – Coachella
04.14 – San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
04.16 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
04.19 – Indio, CA – Coachella
04.21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04.22 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
04.24 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
04.25 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
04.26 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
04.27 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
04.28 – Coiumbus, OH – A&R Bar
04.30 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
05.01 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
05.02 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
05.03 – Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
More festival appearances and dates to be announced soon!
Several reissues of Ann Peebles' classic albums have been made available in Europe, including a limited color vinyl for "I Can't Stand The Rain". Buy links below.
The Handwriting Is On The Wall
If This Is Heaven
We’re excited to bring you the latest album from Water Liars. The Mississippi rock band’s self-titled followup to last year’s Wyoming hits stores on February 4 through Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess Records, but you can stream it in its entirety at American Songwriter.
“Water Liars is a record about trying to live and love and earn a living in times and places that don’t make it easy on anybody,” says frontman Justin Kinkel-Schuster. “It’s about trying to handle the bad times that nobody escapes and take care of the good times as long as they last. It’s us trying to tell about the outskirts of America that we’ve seen, lived through and live in, and get it right, for once if not for all.”more
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Listen to "Worms" by Youth Lagoon above.
Last Thanksgiving, Matt Halverson, who runs the Portland-based label Lefse Records, was talking with his brother in law, Exogenesis President and Chief Scientist Sean Anklam, who described a trove of recordings the NASA-launched Voyager space probes had made in the outer solar system. Halverson, the Walter White to Anklam’s Hank Schrader, was overtaken by an idea: to commission imaginative artists to create songs and soundscapes out of the Voyager recordings. The interest among musicians—including , Spiritualized, Beach House, The Antlers, Mutual Benefit, Blues Control and others—was overwhelming. Lefse will release the resulting album, entitled Space Project, on April 19, Record Store Day. It will be available on vinyl, CD, and as a 7” box set.
The audio tracks that form the raw material for Space Project were recorded by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes that NASA launched in 1977 and still uses to study the outer solar system. The satellites carry numerous instruments fine-tuned to record in different portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The “sounds” recorded by the Voyager probes aren’t sounds in the conventional sense; rather, they are electromagnetic radiation fluctuations in the magnetosphere of the planets, moons and large asteroids the Voyager probes traveled near. Each celestial body is composed of different elements, has its own size and mass, and therefore sounds unique.
Space Project Track Listing
A: Porcelain Raft, “Giove”
B: The Antlers, “Jupiter”
A: Mutual Benefit, “Terraform”
B: Anna Meredith, “Miranda”
A: Spiritualized “Mississippi Space Program,” “Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)”
B. The Holydrug Couple, “Amphitrites Lost”
Rings of Uranus:
A: Youth Lagoon, “Worms”
B: Blues Control, “Blues Danube”
A: Beach House, “Saturn Song”
B: Zomes, “Moonlet”
A: Absolutely Free, “EARTH I”
B: Jesu, “Song of Earth”
A: Benoit & Sergio, “Long Neglected Words”
B: Larry Gus, “Sphere of Io (For Georg Cantor)”