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
El Ten Eleven's first vocal collaboration, Unusable Love, is officially here! The EP includes 4 new songs from the duo, featuring the vocal stylings from none other than our very own Emile Mosseri (of The Dig). You can stream and buy it on all the good platforms here, plus purchase physical copies (CD / 10" LP) and exclusive Unusable Love merch bundles via the El Ten Eleven website or on Bandcamp.
Grapell unveiled a gorgeous new single, 'We Can Only Blame Ourselves', via My Old Kentucky Blog this morning. Following the release of 'No Longer Free' earlier this summer, this track is the second single off the duo's newly-announced debut LP, Crier, out this November on Roll Call Records.
"'We Can Only Blame Ourselves' is the first single and characterized by Erstrand a “reminder to all the lovers out there” full of delicate, unabashed soul carried by rhythmic piano and covered in a coppery sheen that hits just before sundown."
Stream 'We Can Only Blame Ourselves' below, and pick it up tomorrow on all good platforms.
El Ten Eleven released another new cut today off their upcoming vocal collaboration, Unusable Love EP, titled 'I'm Right Here (feat. Emile Mosseri)'. The band's collaboration with Emile Mosseri (of The Dig) is the first of its kind for the duo, who have spent the last decade crafting solely instrumental music.
The Unusable Love EP will be out everywhere on August 18th, and is available for pre-order now as digital download, CD, 10" LP, and in exclusive deluxe bundles with t-shirts, posters, and more.
Watch the lyric video for 'I'm Right Here (feat. Emile Mosseri)' below, and stream or download the track on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, and everywhere else music is sold.
The Dig have re-released the track 'Tired of Love', off their new album Bloodshot Tokyo, alongside a live acoustic B-side version. In addition, the band have also announced a new round of headlining tour dates coming up this fall, following their shows this summer with Kevin Devine, Portugal. The Man, and Dan Croll.
We are so excited to announce the launch of our new singles label – Highland Park. Starting this summer, we will be releasing singles and EPs from new artists across the world, in an effort to get as much good music delivered straight to your earholes as we possibly can.
If you'd like to keep up with what we'll be doing at HP, you can sign up for our mailing list here to receive updates on new releases, hand-picked content, curated playlists, giveaways, and more.
To celebrate the launch of Highland Park, we've teamed up with the incredible people over at Vinyl Me, Please to giveaway one (1) 3-month subscription to their extremely dope service. All you need to do is sign up for the Highland Park mailing list and boom — you're entered to win. (You'll also have the option to follow us on our other social media for additional contest entries.)
El Ten Eleven have teamed up with The Dig's Emile Mosseri to create their first-ever vocal collaboration: the Unusable Love EP. The title track premiered yesterday on Interview Magazine, where Kristian (of ETE) shared some insight on how the collaboration came to be:
"... something just drew me to Emile. We sent over a few instrumental tracks for [him] to chew on. He sent back a rough demo of what would eventually become the track ‘Delicate Friend.' We were blown away and it was on from there! It's really exactly what we wanted.. We were pushed out of our comfort zone a bit and I think it was really good for both of us."
The EP is available to pre-order now on CD, 10" vinyl, and in limited edition bundles, featuring pre-order exclusive merchandise. You can stream the title track via Youtube below, or find it anywhere else you listen to music.