Month: September 2013

Barbarossa – Pagliaccio / New Album ‘Bloodlines’

:: They were amazing last night!


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Artist: Barbarossa
Title of Album: Bloodlines
Release Date: August 04, 2013
Label: Memphis Industries

1 Bloodline
2 Turbine
3 Butterfly Plague
4 Pagliaccio
5 S.I.H.F.F.Y.
6 Battles
7 The Load
8 Saviour Self
9 The Endgame
10 Seeds


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More ‘Barbarossa’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Aug 04 − New Album: Bloodlines (2013/08/05) / Single ‘The Load’ [Official Video]


New Album: Teen Daze – Glacier (2013/10/01) [Full Album Stream]

:: Think I just found my winter album. Sounds like a warm embrace feels like…

It’s not even a year ago that Vancouver’s electronic producer Jamison aka Teen Daze released The Inner Mansions – his sophomore of dreamy, pop-infused chillwave tracks. Tomorrow, he already returns with his third record: the set of eight tracks is entitled Glacier and hits the shelves on October 01, 2013 via Lefse Records. Glacier is streaming in its entire beauty below (via the label’s Soundcloud). Make sure to give it a proper listen, and it

Glacier is available as digital download and clear blue-coloured 12″ LP, order your copy via the Lefse Webstore. Ice On The Windowsill was the first single unveiled off Glacier back in August. Watch above the official video for the latest single Listen. You can download the song over at Teen Daze’s Soundcloud. On October 2nd, he will hit the road for a string of thirty shows in North America together with Camp Counselors. It’s the first time that Teen Daze is touring in support of his record with a full band, check out the entire schedule below.

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Teen Daze - Glacier (2013)

01. Alaska
02. Autumnal
03. Ice On The Windowsill
04. Tundra
05. Flora
06. Listen
07. Forest At Dawn
08. Walk

Full Album Stream:

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed 02 Oct 2013 // Calgary, AB, Canada // The Gateway *
Fri 04 Oct 2013 // Edmonton, AB, Canada // The Wunderbar *
Sat 05 Oct 2013 // Woodberry, TN, USA // Music In The Middle Festival (DJ)
Sun 06 Oct 2013 // Saskatoon, SK, Canada // Amigo’s Cantina *
Tue 08 Oct 2013 // Winnipeg, MB, Canada // Union Sound Hall *
Wed 09 Oct 2013 // Fargo, ND, USA // The Aquarium *
* w/ Camp Counselors
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Teen Daze’ on:
Official Website | BandcampFacebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube

Read more:
Violent Success − Teen Daze: Glacier


More ‘Teen Daze’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Nov 02 − New Album: The Inner Mansions (2012/11/06)
2012, Oct 13 − New Single: Discipleship [Free Download]
2012, Aug 02 − Erbstuck / New Album ‘All Of Us, Together’

New EP: Turboweekend – Shadow Sounds (2013/09/27)

:: Here it is! Love it.


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Shadow Sounds Turboweekend

Artist: Turboweekend
Title of EP: Shadow Sounds
Release Date: Sep 27, 2013
Label: Turboweekend

1 Into You
2 Shadow Sound
3 On My Side
4 Trouble Is
5 I Forgot
6 Neverending

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More ‘Turboweekend’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Dec 26 – Fire of the Stampede [Official Video]
2012, May 30 – On My Side / New Album ‘Fault Lines’
2011, Nov 25 – Silas Bjerregaard – You know me / Trouble Is

New Album: Johnny Flynn – Country Mile (2013/09/30) [Full Album Stream] / New Single ‘After Eliot’ [Official Video]

:: Perfectly right for my folk-loving heart.

Johnny Flynn probably couldn’t be more of an artist. Born in South Africa to a family of actors and raised in Hampshire, UK, Flynn is musician, songwriter, actor, poet (and gardener) who cites Yeats and Shakespeare among his influences. In his musical life, the all-rounder fronts the nu-folk group Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit which currently comprises David Beauchamp [drums], Adam Beach [bass], Joe Zeitlin [cello], James Mathé [backing vocals] and Johnny’s sister Lillie Flynn [vocals]. The band released their acclaimed debut A Larum in 2008, followed by the equally praised sophomore Been Listening in 2010. After he scored the soundtrack for British comedy-drama A Bag of Hammers in 2012 and acted in many of England’s recent theatricals events (including Shakespeare’s Richard III & Twelfth Night), it’s now time for some new music by Flynn and his folks.

Their new record is entitled Country Mile and drops officially tomorrow (September 30, 2013) via Transgressive Records. All songs are written and composed by Flynn, he also mixed and produced the set of ten tracks together with bandmate Adam Beach. The songwriting of the album commits to the idea of journeying in and through life and it values the formative power of the ways we thereby go. Country Mile is streaming in its entirety at Flynn’s Website, head over and give it a listen.

You can order the digital album via iTunes or buy physically as CD or LP.  The current single Eliot now also comes with a beautiful video. It’s created by Tom Piercy as latest part in his series of lyric animations, watch it above. The first single The Lady Is Risen is still available for free download via Johnny’s Webstore, watch the lyric video by Tom Piercy below. Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit will be touring the UK in October with a string of European shows to follow in November. Check out the dates below.

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Johnny Flynn - Country Mile (2013)

01. Country Mile
02. After Eliot
03. The Lady is Risen
04. Murmuration
05. Gypsy Hymn
06. Fol-de-rol
07. Einstein’s Idea
08. Tinker’s Trail
09. Bottom of the Sea Blues
10. Time Unremembered

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed 02 Oct 2013 // London, England, UK // Rough Trade East
Sat 05 Oct 2013 // Edinburgh, Scotland, UK // Pleasance Theatre
Sun 06 Oct 2013 // Glasgow, Scotland, UK // Oran Mor
Mon 07 Oct 2013 // Manchester, England, UK // Club Academy
Tue 08 Oct 2013 // Birmingham, England, UK // Institute Library
Thu 10 Oct 2013 // London, England, UK // Hackney Empire
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Johnny Flynn’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube

Read more:
The Line Of Best Fit − Johnny Flynn – Country Mile

New EP: Active Child – Rapor (2013/10/22) / First Track ‘She Cut Me’

:: Smooth listen… a truly amazing voice!

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Active Child - Rapor EP (2013)

Artist: Active Child
Title of EP: Rapor
Release Date: 2013
Label: Vagrant

01. She Cut Me
02. Subtle (feat, Mikky Ekko)
03. Feeling Is Gone
04. Silhouette
05. Calling In The Name Of Love
06. Evening Ceremony


Upcoming Tour Dates:
Oct 08 // Paradiso Amsterdam // Netherlands
Oct 09 // Fleche D’O Paris // France
Oct 10 // Hare & Hound Birmingham // United Kingdom
Oct 11 // Broadcast Glasgow // United Kingdom
Oct 12 // Belgrave Music Hall Leeds // United Kingdom
The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Active Child’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter


More ‘Active Child’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Jun 08 – Gilbere Forte – Nolita (feat. Active Child) [Free Download]
2013, April 3 – New Single: Evening Ceremony
2012, Feb 07 – Johnny Belinda (White Arrows Remix) [Free Download]
2011, Nov 21 – High Priestess / – Hanging On / -Johnny Belinda [Live Performance]
2011, Nov 17 – Debut Album: You Are All I See

New Album: The White Buffalo – Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways (2013/09/10) [Full Album Steam]

:: Smith’s voice will take you on a story ride with Joey White! 

The White Buffalo is the musical moniker of Los Angeles-based guitarist, singer and songwriter Jake Smith, backed up for his folk project by Matt Lynott on drums and Tommy Andrews on bass. Smith’s new album is entitled Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways and was released worldwide on September 10, 2013, via Unison Music Group. The record is streaming in its entirety over at Paste Magazine. Give it a listen, you won’t regret. The set of fourteen track was recorded at LA’s Unison Music Studios and produced by the Grammy-nominated team of Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn.

Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways is a concept album that tells the life story of an Old Western character named Joey White (listen to his song below). He’s a small town outsider who goes to war and returns home only to find more violence as he struggles to readjust to a life away from the front lines and reconcile with the girl he left behind. Jake Smith looks “…at the whole thing as a love story. The beginning is their meeting, and because of his need and want to support her, he goes off to war, which starts his downward spiral.


Watch above the official music video for the first single Don’t You Want It. It features a dance footage from Bluegrass Roots, courtesy of filmmaker David Hoffman. The White Buffalo will be touring the US in October and November. Find the entire schedule below where you can also check out the album tracks The Getaway.

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The White Buffalo - Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways (2013)

01. Shall We Go On
02. The Getaway
03. When I’m Gone
04. Joey White
05. 30 Days Back
06. The Whistler
07. Set My Body Free
08. Redemption #2
09. This Year
10. Fire Don’t Know
11. Joe and Jolene
12. Don’t You Want It
13. #13
14. Pray To You Now

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat 28 Oct 2013 // Los Angeles, CA, US // El Rey
Sat 12 Oct 2013 // Fort Collins, CO, US // Hodi’s Half Note
Sun 13 Oct 2013 // Aspen, CO, US // Belly Up Aspen
Tue 15 Oct 2013 // Scottsdale, AZ, US // Rock Bar
Thu 17 Oct 2013 // Santa Barbara, CA, US // Soho
Fri 18 Oct 2013 // San Francisco, CA, US // Great American Music Hall
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘The White Buffalo’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter| Soundcloud | Youtube

Read more:
American Songwriter − The White Buffalo: Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways

New Single: Stubborn Heart – Penetrate (2013/09/30) [Full Album Stream]

:: Just Great.


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Stubborn Heart - Penetrate EP

Artist: Stubborn Heart
Title of Single: Penetrate
Release Date: September 30, 2013

A1. Penetrate – Walter Ego Remix
A2. Penetrate – Stubborn Heart Remix
B1. Nighthawks
B2. Penetrate – Leo Invisible Remix

Upcoming Tour Dates:
28th September // Marsatac Festival/ DOCK DES SUDS // Marseille (France)
2nd October // The Bulls Head // Birmingham (UK)
3rd October // Jazz Café // London (UK)
4th October // Prince Charles // Berlin (Germany)
9th October // The Exchange // Bristol (UK)
10th October // Bungalows and Bears // Sheffield (UK)
11th October // Nation of Shopkeepers // Leeds (UK)
7th December // La Peniche // Lille (France)

Follow ‘Stubborn Heart’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebookTwitter |Soundcloud


More ‘Stubborn Heart’ on Music Pickings:
2012, October 13 – Debut Album: Stubborn Heart (2012/11/05) [Full Album Stream]
2012, September 26 – Knuckledown [Free Download]
2011, December 29 – Need Someone