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
The Dig have teamed up with animator James Kerr (aka Scorpion Dagger) to create the incredible new video for their cover of 'People Take Pictures of Each Other' by The Kinks.
"The best songs tend to feel current in any age. They seem to only get stronger and more relevant as time goes by. The Kinks released People Take Pictures Of Each Other about 50 years ago, but the line "people take pictures of each other, just to prove that they really existed," sounds like it could have been written as a commentary on pop culture in 2017. The idea that if it isn't on social media, it didn't happen. Ray Davies is the master at writing about this kind of serious subject matter while making it feel playful and lighthearted at the same time. He's singing, "don't show me no more please," as if the nostalgia is killing him. Meanwhile, what sounds like an eastern European folk-dance band is stirring up a rip-roaring hoot underneath. This same mix of humor and serious craftsmanship is what drew us to James Kerr's stuff. Everything he makes is really funny, but you sense that he's diving into some pretty intense subject matter at the same time. Taking a stroll through The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society recently and hearing this song come on, we were amazed at how current it sounds and felt inspired to create our own version. We wanted it to feel like an extension of some of the sounds and vibes we were experimenting with on Bloodshot Tokyo, while staying true to the fun and dance-y aspects of the original." — The Dig
Watch the full video on Youtube below, and stream/buy the song on all platforms here.
Grapell have shared 'Heartbreaker' — a "sweet guitar ode" off their upcoming debut album — exclusively on Consequence of Sound, where they've also given a bit of insight behind the track's inspiration (spoiler alert: Ryan Adams). The band's first full-length release Crier will be out everywhere on 11/3 and is now available for pre-order on the Roll Call Records store, as well as through the band's Bandcamp.
Stream 'Heartbreaker' below or via Consequence of Sound, and pick it up on whatever platform your heart desires this Friday.
Australia's High Tropics are back with their anthemic new single, 'Better Days'. According to Scenestr, the track can best be described as "a mash of The Growlers psych groove and the aching-rock of The Vines". 'Better Days' follows the release of '15 Years' from earlier this summer, High Tropic's first single following frontman Josh Stewart's previous project, The Ninjas.
Aussie friends — you can catch the band live next month in Brisbane on 10/28 at Boundary Hotel.
'Better Days' is available now on Spotify, iTunes, and all other digital streaming platforms.
We are thrilled to announce that we've signed GGOOLLDD to Roll Call Records! The Milwaukee synth-pop band made their official Roll Call debut today with the release of their new end-of-summer jam, 'Excelsior Springs'. The band have also announced their upcoming 3rd EP, Teeth, which will be released later this year on December 1st.
Pre-orders for Teeth EP are available now both digitally and physically from the Roll Call store. Pick up a copy on a 12" pre-order exclusive splatter vinyl, or bundle it with other limited edition merchandise.
'Excelsior Springs' is available today to stream and buy on all platforms.
Typhoon are offering a very limited number of fans the chance to hear their brand new album in it's entirety, before a single song is released to the rest of the world. Members of the band will be traveling to 12 select cities with the album in tow to share it with small groups of fans in undisclosed locations. All you'll need to attend is a ticket and your favorite pair of headphones.
Find your nearest listening session below and lock in your spot before they're all gone.
TYPHOON: LISTEN 10/07 — Portland, OR 10/08 — Seattle, WA 10/09 — Boston, MA 10/10 — Austin, TX 10/10 — New York, NY 10/11 — Chicago, IL 10/13 — Los Angeles, CA 10/14 — San Francisco, CA 10/15 — Philadelphia, PA 10/16 — Washington, DC 10/17 — Atlanta, GA 10/18 — Denver, CO