Month: February 2015

löschen_New Album: James Blake – Radio Silence (2015)

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Artist: James Blake
Title of Album: Radio Silence
Release Date: 2015


Upcoming Tour Dates: 

Follow ‘James Blake’ on:
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More ‘James Blake’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Oct 19 – New Song: Building It Still
2014, Aug 28 – New Track: 200 Press
2013, Apr 08 – New Songs: Feat. RZA – Take a Fall For Me (feat. RZA) / – Every Day I Ran
2013, Feb 09 – New Album: Overgrown (2013/04/08) / First Single ‘Retrograde’
2012, Feb 15 – New Album: Live Album [Free Download]
2011, Dec 29 − At Birth / “Love What Happened Here” EP
2011, Dec 21 − A Case of You [Official Video]
2011, Nov 03 − Measurements
2011, Aug 25 − James Blake & Bon Iver – Fall Creek Boys Choir


New Single: Theme Park – Something Good (2015/02/17) [Official Video]

:: This is something really good!

London-based alternative/indie-poppers Theme Park are back with new single Something Good which literally is a great treat for your ears. It’s the first new music by the trio of Miles Haughton [vocals/guitar], Marcus Haughton [vocals/guitar] and Oscar Manthorpe [guitar] since their self-titled 2012 debut album.

Something Good dropped on February 17, 2015 as self-release. The track is available as digital single on iTunes.

The new single is also the first offering from Theme Park’s yet untitled sophomore album which is due later this year. Accompanying live gigs will be announced soon, so stay tuned for news.

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Theme Park - Something Good (2015)

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Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube | Instagram


More ‘Theme Park’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Feb 15 − Tonight [Official Video] / Debut Album ‘Theme Park’ (2013/02/25)
2012, Jan 09 − Milk

New Album: Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi (2015/03/30) / First Track ‘Black Sun’

:: Great!


The linup: Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Nick Harmer (bass) and Jason McGerr (drums).

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Artist: Death Cab for Cutie
Title of album: Kintsugi
Release date: March 30, 2015
Label: Atlantic

1. No Room in Frame
2. Black Sun
3. The Ghosts of Beverly Drive
4. Little Wanderer
5. You’ve Haunted Me All My Life
6. Hold No Guns
7. Everything’s a Ceiling
8. Good Help (Is So Hard to Find)
9. El Dorado
10. Ingénue
11. Binary Sea

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Apr 23 // Arvest Bank Theater // Kansas City, MO, US
Apr 45 // Brady Theater // Tulsa, OK, US
Apr 25 // Toyota Stadium // Frisco, TX, US
Apr 27 // Fox Theatre // Atlanta, GA, US
Apr 29 // Ryman Auditorium // Nashville, TN, US
Apr 30 // Chicago Theatre // Chicago, IL, US
May 01 // Chicago Theatre // Chicago, IL, US
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Death Cab for Cutie’ on:
Official websiteFacebook | Twitter | Soundcloud


More ‘Death Cab for Cutie’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Sep 17 – New Album: Transatlanticism – Tenth Anniversary Edition (2013/10/29)


New Album: Echo Lake – Era (2015/03/02) [Full Album Stream]

:: Another LP you definitely shouldn’t miss!

Echo Lake are London-based songwriters Thom Hill [guitar] and Linda Jarvis [vocals/keys] together with their band Will Young [bass] and Dayo James [drums]. The alternative rock outfit released their debut LP Wild Piece in 2012, overshadowed by the death of original drummer Peter James. Hill and Jarvis spent the past two years withdrawn working on new music. The results will be out only next week in shape of the band’s sophomore LP Era, but you can take a full listen right now.

Era drops officially in the UK/Europe next Monday (March 02, 2015) via No Pain In Pop. The set of seven tracks will be available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Era directly from No Pain In Pop.

The album of (unfortunately only) seven tracks is streaming in full over at the band’s Soundcloud. Echo Lake recorded Era over the past two years together with producer Misha Herring at his Holy Mountain Studios in Hackney. It was the first time for Echo Lake to wortk with an outside producer. The album was mixed by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering in Portland, Oregon.

Waves is the album’s lead single, the music video for the song is directed by Rob Heppell, watch it above. Echo Lake have only a handful of UK live shows coming up, check out the dates below.

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Echo Lake - Era (2015)

01. Light Sleeper
02. Waves
03. Era
04. Dröm
05. Sun
06. Nothing Lasts
07. Heavy Dreaming

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Thu 12 Mar 2015 // London, UK // Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Mon 16 Mar 2015 // Birmingham, UK // Hare & Hounds
Sat 25 Apr 2015 // Brighton, UK // The Hope & Ruin

Follow ‘Echo Lake’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

Read more:
Drowned In Sound − Album Review: Echo Lake – Era


More ‘Echo Lake’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Jun 25 – Debut Album: Wild Peace (2012/06/25)

New Album: Dutch Uncles – O Shudder (2015/02/23) [Full Album Stream]

:: I think this is their best LP to date. Absolutely brilliant!


Dutch Uncles are Duncan Wallis [lead vocals/piano], Andy Proudfoot [drums], Robin Richards [bass] and Peter Broadhead [guitar] from Marple, Cheshire (England). The indie-pop outfit has become a four-piece after former guitarist Daniel “Sped” Spedding announced his departure from the band just two days ago – right the day after Dutch Uncles had released their fourth full-length O Shudder.

O Shudder was released in the UK/Europe on February 23, 2015 via Memphis Industries. North American release followed on February 24. The album is available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of O Shudder directly from the band’s website.

The album is streaming in its entirety over at The Guardian. O Shudder was recorded in 2014 with longterm collaborator Brendan Williams over three chunks in three different locations: at a studio in the heart of the Welsh valleys, above the Salford pub ‘The Kings Arms’ and in the natural reverb of Salford’s peel hall for the acoustic instruments.

In n Out is the album’s lead single. The official video id directed by Jody Whittle, check it out above. Dutch Uncles are currently touring the UK with more dates to follow in the end of March and early April. Check out the upcoming dates below and listen to the album tracks Decided Knowledge and Be Right Back. The latter can also de downloaded for free from Dutch Uncles’ Soundcloud.

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Dutch Uncles - O Shudder (2015)

01. Babymaking
02. Upsilon
03. Drips
04. Decided Knowledge
05. I Should Have Read
06. In n Out
07. Given Thing
08. Don’t Sit Back (Frankie Said)
09. Accelerate
10. Tidal Weight
11. Be Right Back

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Thu 26 Feb 2015 // Kingston, UK // New Slang
Fri 27 Feb 2015 // Oxford, UK // Truck Records
Sat 28 Feb 2015 // Leeds, UK // Shopkeepers
Sun 01 Mar 2015 // Sunderland, UK // Pop Recs
Thu 26 Mar 2015 // Stoke, UK // Sugarmill
Fri 27 Mar 2015 // Manchester, UK // The Ritz
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Dutch Uncles’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube

Read more:
Drowned In Sound − Album Review: Dutch Uncles – O Shudder


More ‘Dutch Uncles’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Jan 22 − Fester [Official Video] / New Album ‘Out Of Touch In The Wild’ (2013/01/14)

New Album: Dawa – Psithurisma (2015/02/27) / New Single ‘On the Run’

:: Full support!


The linup: John Dawa, Barbara Wiesinger, Laura Pudelek and Oama Richson.

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Artist: Dawa
Title of album: Psithurisma
Release Date: February 27, 2015
Label: LasVegas Records

01. Psithurisma
02. Dying Star
03. If You Return
04. Slow Down
05. A Journey
06. Saloon
07. Pushed
08. On the Run
09. Unexpectedly
10. Owe You

Upcoming Tour Dates: 
Mar 20 // Salzburg // ARGEkultur (AT)
Mar  21 // Wien // Haus der Musik – VSA Frühlingsfest (AT)
Mar 26 // Krems // Kino im Kesselhaus (AT)
Mar 27 // Graz // PPC (AT)
Mar 28 // Innsbruck // Weekenderclub (AT)
Apr 10 // Dornbirn // Spielboden (AT)
Apr 24 // Neusserling // Noppenair (AT)
Apr 25 // Vöcklabruck // OKH (AT)
May 15 // Zwettl // Syrnau (AT)
May 16 // Linz // Linzfest (AT)

Follow ‘Dawa’ on:
Official website | Facebook