Foreign Air

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Foreign Air

Hello Sunshine

For duo Foreign Air, both the concept And name of the band has always been rooted in experimentation with sound and instrumentation. The new single “Lonely People” is a memorably thought provoking, and anthemic head-bobber, pulled from their impending sophomore album “Hello Sunshine.”

 

Foreign Air dropped their debut album, “Good Morning Stranger,” in October of 2020. Before that, they released 10 singles, as well as the “For The Light” EP, starting with the glitchy, spectral “Free Animal,” which became an immediate hit. Nike snapped up the latter for an ad – and everyone from Samsung, Vodafone, Microsoft, to Showtime, ABC, and Vice soon followed.

 

All told, Foreign Air’s music has been streamed more than 140 million times on Spotify and Apple, they have been featured on sites like Billboard, Grammy.com, and COLLIDE, and they have toured with the likes of Bishop Briggs, Bleachers, Misterwives, and more.

Listen: Foreign Air – “Lonely People”

Foreign Air – “Lonely People”

Foreign Air Tour Dates

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Foreign Air

 

10/04  Drake – Toronto, ONT

10/06  Baby’sAll Right – Brooklyn, NY

10/08  Songbyrd – Washington, DC

Spacey Jane

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Spacey Jane

Here Comes Everybody

Spacey Jane’s “Hardlight” follows not only a #1 Album in Australia (35mil+ streams on Spotify alone), but Both a #1 Single for “Lunchtime” AND a #1 Album At SubModern Report new music specialty shows nationwide! Don’t Miss The Aussies Live during their Quickly Selling Out North American Tour starting next month (check that tour page!).

 

“I wrote this song about how I was feeling like my life was a bit like one of those nightmares where you’re at school with no pants except I used the metaphor of being on set and forgetting all of your lines (because it felt less silly). I guess it’s about anxiety but also just having no idea what I’m doing even though I want it to look like I really do.” – Caleb Harper/Spacey Jane

 

“a relaxed and resilient ride through the minutiae of everyday life, and maybe that’s exactly what we need.” – Rolling Stone

 

“Not many bands currently on the circuit have put as much energy into their performance as Spacey Jane do. Their sets are electric and infectious; even if you don’t know a song, you’re moving by the time it’s finished.”- NME

 

“One of the standout strengths of Spacey Jane is their live show. It’s utterly infectious. They play like they’re having a blast on stage and it means the crowd does too. Their energy and passion might only be bettered by that of their fans… screaming back the lyrics of every song.”- TRIPLE J 

 

Taken from the working title of Wilco’s seminal album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (one of the bands’ favourite albums), Spacey Jane’s newly released “Here Comes Everybody” sounds and feels like an album that has truly been lived in. Every note is imbued with hard-earned wisdom now being passed down to a new generation. “I want it to be a guide to the experiences that are coming for those entering the period of life I’m leaving,” frontman Caleb Harper says of the new album’s aims.

 

“Our first record discussed personal experiences of mine and it was a blessing to see how many people related to those stories,” Harper adds, but wants album two to be “for youth persevering and thriving emotionally under the weight of our generational burden.”

 

The beginning of Spacey Jane’s astonishing success arrived when the band released debut album “Sunlight” in 2020. Universal adulation followed for the band – vocalist and guitarist Caleb Harper, bassist Peppa Lane, guitarist Ashton Hardman-Le Cornu and drummer and manager Kieran Lama. The album debuted at #2 on the ARIA album chart, was voted Album of the Year in the triple j Listener’s Poll, was nominated for a J Award for Album of the Year and is now certified Gold. The sleeper single-turned-megahit, “Booster Seat” picked up Song Of The Year at the 2021 ARIA’s, the AIR Awards Best Independent Song Of The Year and is certified platinum.

Listen: Spacey Jane – “Hardlight”

Spacey Jane – “Hardlight”

Spacey Jane Tour Dates

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Spacey Jane

 

10/10  The Axis Club – Toronto, ON

10/12-13  Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

10/14  Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

10/15  Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

10/16  Black Cat – Washington, DC

10/18  Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

10/19  Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN

10/20  Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE

10/22  Gothic – Denver, CO

10/23  Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City. UT

10/25  Neumos – Seattle, WA

10/26  Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

10/27  Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

10/29  The Chapel – San Francisco, CA

10/30  Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA

10/31  Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

11/01  Belly Up – Solana Beach, Ca

11/02  Crescent – Phoenix, AZ

11/04  Studio Art Factory – Dallas, TX

11/05  The Parish – Austin, TX

11/06  Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX

11/08  Basement East – Nashville, TN

11/09  Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

Weyes Blood

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Weyes Blood

And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow

Sub Pop will release the astonishing new Weyes Blood full-length And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow” on 11/18, with ten new tracks written by Natalie Mering, and album production from Mering along with Jonathan Rado (all songs except for “A Given Thing,” produced by Mering and Rodaidh McDonald).

 

The upcoming release is her follow-up to the acclaimed “Titanic Rising,” the first album of three in a special trilogy. Where “Titanic” was an observation of doom to come, “And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow” is about being in the thick of it: a search for an escape hatch to liberate us from algorithms and ideological chaos (spoiler alert: the next one will be about “hope”). “We’re in a fully functional shit show,” Mering says. “My heart is a glow stick that’s been cracked, lighting up my chest in an explosion of earnestness.”

 

The album was mixed by Kenny Gilmore at 101 Studio, mastered by Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood at The Lodge, and features guest appearances from Meg Duffy, Daniel Lopatin, and Mary Lattimore.

Listen: Weyes Blood – “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody”

Weyes Blood – “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody”

Weyes Blood Tour Dates

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Weyes Blood

 

12/08-09  The Theatre at Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA

12/22  Brooklyn Bowl Nashville – Nashville, TN

2/23  Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA

2/24  The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

2/25  Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC

2/27  9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.

2/28  Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

3/03-04  Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY

3/05  Royale – Boston, MA

3/07  Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC

3/08-09  The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON

3/10  El Club – Detroit, MI

3/11  Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL

3/13  The Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI

3/14  First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

3/15  Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA

3/17  Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO

3/18  The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

3/19  Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

3/21  Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

3/22  The Showbox – Seattle, WA

3/23  McMenamins Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

3/25-26  The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

3/28  The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ

3/29  Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM

3/31  Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, TX

4/01  The Studio at The Factory – Dallas, TX

4/02  Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

Ocean Alley

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Ocean Alley

Low Altitude Living

Australia’s beloved psychedelic surf rock outfit Ocean Alley have not only announced their upcoming fourth album “Low Altitude Living” is coming 10/14, but a new share off it in “Home,” alongside word of their return to the U.S. for a West Coast tour (check the tour page-earlier this year they sold out nearly every show of their Midwest & East Coast leg, so get your needs in to us Now!).

 

Opening the forthcoming “Low Altitude Living” (out 10/14) with a feeling of warmth and familiarity, “Home” is soaked with bright tones and subtly adorned with twinkling keys. The song is a product of the band’s opportunity to slow down in 2020, with space to reconnect with themselves and the environment around them.

 

Guitarist Mitch Galbraith explains, “We’ve felt more connected than ever to the people and places that are around us at home. Normally, we’d be spending most of our year away on tour, but we felt very lucky to spend the last two years with the people we love.”

 

While the six-piece could have rinsed & repeated the styles and sounds of their previous full-lengths – the ARIA Award-nominated Lonely Diamond (2020), their ARIA Gold-certified breakthrough Chiaroscuro (2018) and self-assured debut Lost Tropics (2016) – “Low Altitude Living,” sees Ocean Alley construct their broadest ranging sonic framework yet. As suggested by the diverse feels of previous singles “Deepest Darkness” and “Touch Back Down,” the band cohesively honors the traditional features of their distinct sound while equally giving it a refreshing and exciting new edge. Mitch shares, “It’s no secret that we don’t want to repeat ourselves…there’s a constant sense of betterment, growth and exploration.”

 

2022 has seen Ocean Alley perform 62 shows around the world with a run of international headline dates and a U.S. fall tour dead ahead, but as frontman Baden Donegal explains, “Low altitude, being by the beach is where we all have the most peace. So naming the album Low Altitude Living made a lot of sense. The title of the album doesn’t necessarily represent any one song in particular, or tie them all together. But it does tie our band to the music. I feel like it’s more of a title that describes why we sound like Ocean Alley.”

Listen: Ocean Alley – “Home”

Ocean Alley – “Home”

Ocean Alley Tour Dates

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Ocean Alley

 

10/03  Arcata Theatre Lounge – Arcata, CA

10/06  Cornerstone Berkeley – Berkeley, CA

10/07  Ventura Music Hall – Ventura, CA

10/09  SLOSlo Brew Rock – San Luis Obispo, CA

10/10  Music Box – San Diego, CA

10/11  The Parish at House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

10/13  The Regent Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

10/14  The Atrium at The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

10/15  The Independent – San Francisco, CA

10/17  Soundwell SLC – Salt Lake City, UT

10/18  Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO

10/20  House of Blues Cambridge Room – Dallas, TX

10/21  House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room – Houston, TX

10/22  Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX

10/23  The Parish – Austin, TX

Windser

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Windser

Where the Redwoods Meet the Sea

Indie dynamo Windser returns with his next reveal off his forthcoming debut EP “Where The Redwoods Meet The Sea” (out 10/12), and it’s the haunting new “Capsize,” upon which he muses about navigating life’s lows and picking yourself back up. This third offering from the impending release follows not only his two prior singles currently in rotation at SiriusXM’s ALT Nation, but the release of his recent and highly-received collaboration with Macklemore, “Maniac” (#2 most added at Top 40 out of the gate, and with spins across 21 countries).

 

“‘Capsize’ to me is about hitting lows you didn’t think were humanly possible. Feeling like there’s no way out and you can’t fathom coming back from that low point. But also in the back of your mind knowing there is hope even through those moments of uncertainty.” – Windser

 

The verdant forests and cresting waves of Windser‘s (Jordan Topf) childhood in Santa Cruz, CA, have always lingered in the back of his mind, even as he traveled the world with a variety of bands and writing and producing for other artists. So when he decided to utilize the isolation of the pandemic to launch a solo project, Topf tapped into that vibrant memory.

 

“Where the Redwoods Meet the Sea” (out 10/12) effortlessly captures the sound of his California roots with his breezy, coastal sound yet despite the carefree sonic world he’s created, there’s an immediacy woven throughout the threads of Windser’s music.

 

It’s the sort of sound that made Windser the perfect opener on recent tours with Portugal. The Man, alt-J, and Cannons. Befitting the nostalgic tone of the EP, Topf draws energy from his parents and the California music on which he was raised.

 

Throughout, Topf finds bleary-eyed beauty in joyful memories and painful loss, in the littlest experiences and the life-altering events. “My parents were old hippies,” he laughs. “My dad played the guitar and my mom is a jazz piano player. My dad passed away when I was 22, so getting to play his guitar on this EP was an incredible way to honor him.”

Listen: Windser – “Capsize”

Windser – “Capsize”

Windser Tour Dates

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Windser

 

10/14  3Ten at ACL – Austin, TX

10/17  Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA

10/19  Orpheum – Flagstaff, AZ

10/20  Belly Up – San Diego, CA