Month: June 2012

Beirut – The Rip Tide [Official Video]

:: Incredible song! I can’t really put it into words…

Official video for the song “The Rip Tide” from the album The Rip Tide.
Directed by Houmam Abdallah.

Upcoming Tourdates 2012:
6/29 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium
7/13 Quebec City Intl Summer Festival
7/16 Metropolis Theatre Montreal QC
9/14 Hammersmith HMV Apollo London, UK
9/15 We Love Green festival, Paris Paris, France
9/18 TonHalle Munich, Germany
9/19 columbiahalle Berlin, Germany
>> The full touring schedule is available here

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More ‘Beirut’ on Music Pickings:
2011, Nov 10 – Beirut – The Rip Tide


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The Invisible – Wings [Floating Points Remix]

:: Let it take you!

‘Wings’ is the next single taken from The Invisible’s new record ‘Rispah’. The electro-rock track was remixed by Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points. His take on ‘Wings’ deepens the electronic touch of the track and creates a dreamy atmosphere that will drive you away while listening. The remix will be released as b-side to the ‘Wings’ single on July 09, 2012 via Ninja Tune. If you wanna check out the original version of ‘Wings’, watch the official video below. It  is directed by Mark Glenister & Joe Hunt.

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The Guardian − New music: The Invisible – Wings (Floating Points Remix)


More ‘The Invisible’ on Music Pickings:
2012, May 08 − The Invisible – Protection [Free Download] / New Album ‘Rispah’ [Full Album Stream]

Alt-J (∆) – Something Good

:: Just love it!

are Gwil Sainsbury [guitarist/bassist], Joe Newman [guitar/vocals], Gus Unger-Hamilton [keyboards] and Thom Green [drums]

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More ‘Alt-J’ on Music Pickings:
2012, May 31 – Debut Album: Alt-J (∆) – An Awesome Wave (2012/05/28)
2012, Feb 10 − New Single: Fitzpleasure

Two Door Cinema Club Announced New Album ‘Beacon’ for September

:: Really looking forward to this!

Alex, Kev and Sam of Two Door Cinema Club have announced their awaited sophomore album. The record is entitled ‘Beacon’ and will be released in the UK and Europe on September 03, 2012 via Kitsuné Records. North-American release will follow on September 04 via Glassnote. Watch the album trailer above. The songs featured are highly promising and I’m quite curious if the the whole record is going to keep up to that. ‘Beacon’ will be available as eleven-track album or as deluxe edition including a second disc with fourteen songs recorded at the band’s live show at Brixton Academy  in London. You can preorder the album in both versions here.

Two Door Cinema Club:

Upcoming Festivals:
Fri 29 Jun 2012 // St. Gallen, Switzerland // Open Air St. Gallen
Sat 30 Jun 2012 // Paris, France // Rock Dans Tous Ces Etats Festival
Wed 04 Jul 2012 // Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic // Rock For People
Sat 07 Jul 2012 // Kinross, United Kingdom // T In The Park
Sun 08 Jul 2012 // Turku, Finland // Ruisrock
>> Two Door Cinema Club are touring throughout the festival season. Check out more here.

This is the band’s performance of their major hit ‘I Can Talk’ at BBC Two’s Later with Jools Holland (Series 37, Episode 9, broadcasted on Friday, 12 November 2010). I just watched it again, and it got me even more excited for what’s to come.

Upcoming German Tourdates:
Mon 19 Nov 2012 // Cologne, Germany // E-Werk
Tue 20 Nov 2012 // Munich, Germany // Tonhalle
Wed 21 Nov 2012 // Offenbach, Germany // Capitol
Fri 23 Nov 2012 // Berlin, Germany // Astra Kulturhaus
Sat 24 Nov 2012 // Hamburg, Germany // Grosse Freiheit

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Stronger / Debut Album ‘Trouble’

:: Songs for the summer… get into it!

Stronger. This is an edit for Soundcloud.

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Artist: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Title of Debut Album: Trouble
Release Date: June 11, 2012
Label: Polydor Group

01    Promises    04:20
02    Trouble    03:54
03    Shimmer    04:45
04    Household Goods    03:35
05    Your Love    03:50
06    You Need Me On My Own    03:45
07    Panpipes    06:11
08    Garden (Album Version)    04:36
09    Solo    05:48     10    Tapes & Money    03:40
11    American Dream Part II    05:08
12    Closer    06:38
13    Fair    02:32
14    Stronger

American Dream Part II. This is an edit for Soundcloud.

Upcoming Tourdates 2012:

Thu Jun 28 – Le Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Sat 08 Sep – Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany
Wed Oct 10 – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom
>> The full touring schedule is available here

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More ‘Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ on Music Pickings:
2011, Dec 06 – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Garden [Official Video]

Triggerfinger – I Follow Rivers [Lykke Li Cover]

:: Stunning cover version. And I thought the original song couldn’t be any better…


This is Triggerfinger’s great and minimalistic take on Lykke Li’s beautiful ‘I Follow Rivers’. Their version has became a major hit for the three Rock’n’Roll gentlemen of Triggerfinger, including the number one chart position in der home country Belgium. The song was released as single on May 11, 2012 via Excelsior Recordings. Enjoy!

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XXYYXX – About You [Official Video]

:: His sound is fu**ing great!

XXYYXX is the name of Orlando, FL’s 16 year old producer, Marcel Everett. Marcel works out of his bedroom creating harmonious music that provokes emotion and transmits vivid images of peace and still sadness. His music has been featured on XLR8R, The Needle Drop, Earmilk, Indie Shuffle, BIRP and many more. His full-length releases are available for digital download on Relief in Abstract Records. [press release]

Marcel Everett aka XXYYXX Photography by Joe Potchen

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