New Album: UNKLE – The Road: Part 1 (2017/08/18) / New Track ‘The Road (feat. ESKA)’

:: Hello again.

James Lavelle says:

“UNKLE has always been a multi-sensory creative project, ranging from genre-defining music to cutting-edge visual art. It therefore feels incredibly fitting to celebrate UNKLE’s past, present and future in Soho, where it all began, with an immersive show at the much-loved Lazarides. The exhibition is a collaboration between a number of very talented artists, presenting everything from paintings, videos, artefacts and film screenings; this is the definitive UNKLE experience. I look forward to welcoming visitors to daydream with us.”

Cover Art:

Artist: UNKLE
Title of Album: The Road
Release Date: August 18, 2017
Label: Songs For The Def (Alive)

Track Listing:
01. Iter I: Have You Looked At Yourself
02. Farewell (feat. YSÉE, ESKA, Elliott Power, Keaton Henson, Liela Moss, Mïnk, Dhani Harrison, and Steven Young)
03. Looking For the Rain (feat. Mark Lanegan and ESKA)
04. Cowboys Or Indians’ (feat. Elliott Power, Mïnk, and YSÉE)
05. Iter II: How Do You Feel
06. Nowhere to Run/Bandits
07. Iter III: Keep On Runnin
08. Stole Enough (feat. Mïnk)
09. Arms Length (feat. Elliott Power, Mïnk and Callum Finn)
10. Iter IV: We Are Stardust
11. Sonata (feat. Keaton Henson)
12. The Road (feat. ESKA)
13. Iter V: Friend Or Foe
14. Sunrise (Always Come Around) (feat. Liela Moss)
15. Sick Lullaby (feat. Keaton Henson)

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jul 20 // Colours of Ostrava // Prague, Czechia
Jul 23 // Stereoleto // Saint Petersburg, Russia
Jul 29 // Galapagai Festival
Aug 03 // Selfridges Music Matters

Follow ‘UNKLE’ on:
Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud



New Album: Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway (2016/06/17) / New Track ‘Dark Necessities’

:: So looking forward to this!


The linup: Anthony Kiedis, Michael „Flea“ Balzary, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer.

Cover Art:
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Title of Album: The Getaway
Release Date: June 17, 2016
Label: Warner Bros. Records Inc.

1. The Getaway
2. Dark Necessities
3. We Turn Red
4. The Longest Wave
5. Goodbye Angels
6. Sick Love
7. Go Robot
8. Feasting on the Flowers
9. Detroit
10. This Ticonderoga
11. Encore
12. The Hunter
13. Dreams of a Samurai

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sep 1 // Budapest, Hungary // Budapest Sports Arena
Oct 8 // Bologna, Italy // Unipol Arena
Oct 10 // Turin, Italy // Pala Alpitour
Oct 13 // Montpellier, France // Parks and Suites Arena
Oct 16 // Paris, France // Accor Hotels Arena

Follow ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter


More of ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ on Music Pickings:
2011, Nov 08 – Recommendation: An interview without words – Anthony Kiedis (SZ-Magazin 40/2011)
2011, Nov 04 – Official Behind The Scenes
2011, Oct 09 – LIVE TONIGHT
2011, Sep 09 – The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie


Listen: Eric Matthews – Fried Out Broken Girl / Album ‘It’s Heavy in Here’

:: Loved that album!


To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Eric Matthew’s debut album “It’s Heavy In Here”, Lo-Fidelity Records is pleased to have partnered with SubPop Records and Eric Matthews to reissue the album in time for Record Store Day.  The album has been fully remastered in cooperation with Eric, and is being released in 3 color variations for Record Store Day.

The album comes with a download card featuring the album and 5 bonus tracks pulled directly from the archives of Mr. Matthews. This initial distribution will be in limited quantity (300 copies) and exclusive to Record Store Day participating record shops.

Visit for a list of shops near you.

An expanded release featuring CD and Vinyl will be released on February 26th, 2016, and be sold exclusively through Lo-Fidelity Records and SubPop.  The vinyl will be released in exclusive colors for Lo-Fidelity Records (Heavy Splatter,) and SubPop (White) and be limited to 100 of each color variation. [Press release]

Cover Art:
Eric Matthews

Artist: Eric Matthews
Title of Album: It’s Heavy in Here
Release Date: September 26, 1995
Label: Sub Pop

1 Fanfare
2 Forging Plastic Pain
3 Soul Nation Select Them
4 Faith To Clay
5 Angels For Crime
6 Fried Out Broken Girl
7 Lust Takes Time
8 Hop And Tickle
9 Three-Cornered Moon
10 Distant Mother Reality
11 Flight And Lion
12 Poisons Will Pass Me
13 Sincere Sensation
14 Fanfare

Follow ‘Eric Matthews’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter


Listen: Moby feat. Damien Jurado – Almost Home

:: Such a great track!


Cover Art:

Artist: Moby feat. Damien Jurado
Title of track: Almost Home
Release date: September 27, 2013
Label: Embassy One

Follow ‘Moby’ on:
Official website | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud


New Single: Paper Route – Zhivago (2015/03/17)

:: lll


Paper Route’s song, ‘Zhivago’ off the ‘Ten Out Of Tenn: 10 Years’ compilation album.

The linup: JT Daly (vocals, keyboards, percussion) and Chad Howat (bass, piano, programming).

Cover Art:

Artist: Paper Route
Title of single: Zhivago
Release date: March 17, 2015
Label: Ready Set Records

01 Zhivago

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 08 // Big Guava Music Festival 2015 // Tampa, FL, US

Follow ‘Paper Route’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebookTwitter


More ‘Paper Route’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Mar 19 – New Song: Tamed ft. Cacie Dalager
2012, Feb 17 – Sugar [New Song]
2012, 04 Jan – FREE music from Paper Route
2011, 03 Dec – New Album: The Peace of Wild Things
2011, 01 Nov – Out Now: Better Life
2011, 17 Aug – Loveletters
2011, 16 Aug – IVE TONIGHT


New Album: Mew – Plus Minus (2015/04/27) / First Single ‘Satellites’

:: Mew return with their first new album in six years. Listen in below!


The line up: Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, Silas Graae and Johan Wohlert

Cover Art:

Artist: Mew
Title of album: +- (aka Plus Minus)
Release date: April 27, 2015
Label: Play it Again Sam

01 Satellites
02 Witness
03 The Night Believer
04 Making Friends
05 Clinging to a Bad Dream
06 My Complications
07 Water Slides
08 Interview the Girls
09 Rows
10 Cross the River on Your Own

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 15 // Brussels, Belgium // Botanique
May 17 // Glasgow, Scotland // ABC
May 19 // Manchester, England // HMV Ritz
May 20 // London, England // Roundhouse
May 22 // Paris, France // Fleche D’Or
May 23 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Melkweg
May 25 // Berlin, Germany // Lido

Follow ‘Mew’ on:
Official website | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud


New Album: Modest Mouse – Strangers To Ourselves (2015/03/16) [Full Album Stream]

:: Modest Mouse are back and they’re good!

Strangers To Ourselves was released in the UK/Europe on March 16, 2015 via Epic Records/Columbia Records. North American release followed on March 17. The album is available as download, CD and 180g heavyweight double 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes/Google Play or order your physical copy of Strangers To Ourselves from Amazon or Glacial Pace.

The album of fifteen tracks is streaming in its entirety over at Spotify. Strangers To Ourselves is produced by Brian Deck and was recorded at Ice Cream Party, the Portland, Oregon recording studio owned by the band’s frontman Isaac Brock who also co-produced the LP. The first Modest Mouse album in eight years and follow-up to 2007’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank features guest collaboration by The Shins‘ James Mercer (backing vocals on the entire set) and Dann Gallucci of Cold War Kids among others.

The official video for second single Coyotes is directed by Matt Clark who is also art directing and designing Modest Mouse’s new album. Song and video are inspired by the true story of a coyote that rode the Portland light rail train in 2002. The Coyote video and the album track The Best Room are streaming above. Below, you can check out The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box and Of Course We Know as well as Modest Mouse’s upcoming tour dates. The band is touring

Cover Art:
Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves (2015)

01. Strangers to Ourselves
02. Lampshades on Fire
03. Shit in Your Cut
04. Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996)
05. Ansel
06. The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box
07. Coyotes
08. Pups to Dust
09. Sugar Boats
10. Wicked Campaign
11. Be Brave
12. God is an Indian and You’re an Asshole
13. The Tortoise and the Tourist
14. The Best Room
15. Of Course We Know

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 17 Apr 2015 // Buffalo, NY, USA // Asbury Hall at Babeville
Sun 19 Apr 2015 // Ithaca, NY, USA // Barton Hall at Cornell University
Mon 20 Apr 2015 // Pittsburgh, PA, USA // Stage AE
Wed 22 Apr 2015 // Memphis, TN, USA // Minglewood Hall
Fri 24 Apr 2015 // Oklahoma City, OK, USA // Diamond Ballroom
Sat 25 Apr 2015 // Frisco, TX, USA // Edge Fest – Toyota Stadium
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Modest Mouse’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Instagram

Read more:
A.V. Club − Modest Mouse – Strangers To Ourselves [Review]