The Dig are back with their first new single of the new year, "Moonlight Baby", off the band's forthcoming EP of the same name. The new track premiered this morning on Consequence of Sound and came alongside the announcement of The Dig's upcoming Year of Music:
“This year we went back up to the beautiful Outlier Inn in upstate NY and made two new 6 song EPs, Moonlight Baby and Afternoon With Caroline.
If there's one thing that ties the two EPs together it's that all the songs are about moving. Moving toward some idea of home but never actually getting there. Moonlight Baby is about moving because you're forced to. A sudden shift in your reality without any advanced notice or preparation. Afternoon With Caroline is about moving of your own free will. Chasing ambition, following your heart and breaking free of toxic situations.
It's in this spirit that we'll be moving into 2018 with a whole new batch of tunes. Rolling them out one by one on this here playlist called El Dig (at Spotify and Apple Music).
We're also moving literally, across the US of A. Leaving NYC where we've lived for the entire life on the band, to a new home in sunny L.A.”
– The Dig (David, Emile, Erick & Mark)
Throughout the year, the band will be compiling the songs on their playlist titled El Dig: A Year of Music. A lucky few followers will be picked at random along the way to receive exclusive items such as colored vinyl, limited-edition single art prints, and more.
Typhoon's colossal and ambitious fourth LP Offerings is available everywhere today. The album, which follows the journey of a man struggling to cope with the loss of his memories, has already garnered praise from NPR, Stereogum, and more for its unmatched lyricism and profound storytelling.
'“Good lord this Typhoon album is brilliant...haven’t cried listening to a record since [Sufjan Stevens’].” Offerings is truly a wise and ruminative record." – Bob Boilen, NPR
"The first compelling album of 2018" – Daily Mail (★★★★)
"Typhoon has succeeded in creating a profoundly human and poetic masterpiece on the edge of the concrete, which despite all its ambition remains multi-layered and cohesive at the same time (...) Rarely ever has forgetting been set to a better soundtrack and more appropriately staged than on this album. 9/10" – Plattentests
"... one of the most ambitious, delicate, heartbreaking recordings ever." – Vortex Magazine
Offerings is available to purchase now as digipack CD, 2xLP, and digital download on the Roll Call Records store. All physical orders include an immediate digital download of the full album.
Today, Typhoon take us through the third movement of their forthcoming album, Offerings — out everywhere Jan 12th. 'Darker' details the final stages of the album protagonist's struggle with memory loss, in which he "loses those distinctions separating self from other".
The track is out now on all streaming platforms, and is also available as an immediate download with all pre-orders of 'Offerings' (digital / signed CD / black 2xLP).
Night Drive have shared a new video for "Arboria", a track off their debut self-titled LP released earlier this year. The video was created with found footage taken from the film that inspired the song, Beyond the Black Rainbow, bringing the story of "Arboria" to life through its hypnotic visuals and brooding atmosphere.
Next week, the band make their way over to the West Coast to play a their last string of 2017 dates with Bogan Via. Tickets for all shows are available now at nightdrivemusic.com.
Produced by Ben H. Allen, Teeth finds the band continuing their musical journey into the land of lush production and hook-laden melodies. The 5-track EP, featuring indie-pop smashes 'Undercovers' & 'Secrets', is available now as CD & LP, as well as digitally on all streaming platforms.
"The Milwaukee-based band have honed their shimmery synth-pop sound, paired it with hypnotic guitar riffs, and topped it off with lush productions—a perfect recipe for infectious, dance tracks that’ll be stuck in your head long after you've finished listening to them.” – Bandsintown
Los Angeles via Provo, UT band Sego share a new video today via Uproxx for their latest single "Sucker/Saint." The track comes off of the band's yet-to-be-titled sophomore LP, which is slated for a 2018 release.
"Sucker/Saint" is a reference to the dichotomy between songwriter Spencer Petersen's current life and his upbringing. While he grew up in a religious home in Utah, he currently exists in a very secular world in Los Angeles, giving him an interesting vantage point from which to observe people on both sides. It's a song about the complexity of modern identity, and how to incorporate your upbringing and past experiences into your daily life when the juxtaposition of the two can feel at odds with each other.
"'Sucker/Saint' seems to transcend the boundaries of genre and era, simultaneously incorporating the pulsating bass of a band LCD Soundsystem, alongside an ethereal and somewhat psychedelic singalong bridge reminiscent of the Beatles‘ later catalogue." — UPROXX
Fresh off the release of their debut album Crier, Grapell have dropped a holiday surprise in the form of a new single called "Snowflakes". Written during the first snowfall of a Swedish wintertime past, the track is just what you need to top off your 2017 holiday playlists.
"It's warm and fragile, starting off delicately before swelling into a wave of emotion and memory. It's sentimental and powerful... but manages to be so without being off-putting or mawkish." — The Line of Best Fit
Typhoon have shared a captivating new video for their latest single, "Rorschach".
The video's concept is a play on "the idea of being stuck inside your subconscious, fixated on one memory, while questioning it over and over again", as described by director Matthew Thomas Ross.
'Rorschach' is the first single taken off of "Floodplains", the opening 4-track movement (released last month) from Typhoon's forthcoming LP, Offerings. Following the critically-acclaimed White Lighter, Offerings will bethe band's first full-length release in over four years, and is due out on Jan 12, 2018. Pre-orders of the album are available now on the Roll Call Records store as digital download, signed CD, and black 2xLPs.
Ahead of the album's release, the band have also announced upcoming Winter 2018 tours across North America, Europe, and the UK. Tickets for all dates are on sale now at wearetyphoon.com/tour.
The first-ever full length release from Sweden's Grapell is out everywhere today! Featuring tracks like 'Heartbreaker' & 'No Longer Free', Crier is available now to stream or purchase digitally on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon. You can also pick up a limited copy of the album on 12" black vinyl via Bandcamp or the Roll Call Records store.
"There are very few bands on the planet that can take an ordinary love song and make it so stunning that it feels like you’re listening to something from another world. Something so extraordinary that it surely could not be a love song ... Grapell are one of those bands." – The Revue
Night Drive have shared an brand new music video for their track, 'Trapeze Artist Regrets' — off their self-titled debut LP released this past June. According to the band, the song is about "watching someone you know make the same terrible mistakes over and over again. Just trampling through life and coming to terms that there’s nothing you can do but hope for the best for them."
When the director (Jeremy Cloe) came to them with his concept for the video, he had managed to expand up that idea into "basically superhero proportions", without even hearing the duo's own interpretation.
After four long years, Typhoon have officially returned, sharing the first four tracks off their newly-announced upcoming LP Offerings. Due out on January 12, 2018, the album is made up of fourteen hauntingly beautiful tracks divided into three distinct movements & an epilogue — Floodplains, Flood, Reckoning, and Afterparty.
Today, Typhoon present the world with the first 21-minute movement, entitled 'Floodplains: Wake / Rorschach / Empiricist / Algernon'.
The new music video for Sego's'Whatever Forever' is out today on NPR Music for your eyes and ears to enjoy. Following the band's debut album from 2016, 'Whatever Forever' explores the feeling (or lack thereof) of numbness in an world of noise and endlessly-consumable content — AKA "going through the motions with little thought to the outcome".
"Sego's music is frenetic, agitated and immediate ... steeped in '90s grunge with a good dose of '70s British bands such as Gang of Four." — Bob Boilen, NPR All Songs Considered