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John Southworth – “Butterfly Shadow”

Today, UK-born, Toronto-based avant chamber-pop artist John Southworth releases a down-tempo track from his latest solo album, Niagara. “Butterfly Shadows” is on the Canadian side of the double LP, which is split into two halves: a nine-track Canadian side and an eleven-track American side, based on what Southworth felt best emulated each country’s musical styles. [...]

LA’s Peaking Lights are set to release Cosmic Logic, their…

LA’s Peaking Lights are set to release Cosmic Logic, their latest studio album, on October 6th via Domino’s Weird World sub-label. . They’ve already shared 1st single “Breakdown” & this week they follow that song with another cut from the record.

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Vivid, nocturnal & sensual, the 11 lean + lithe pop songs of Cosmic Logic follow 2012’s much-lauded Lucifer & are another progression in the band’s ever-evolving sound; their free-wheeling, far-reaching production + mesmeric, mantra-like songwriting pushing into brighter, bolder spaces than ever before.

The band has also announced a string of rare live dates:

    21 Oct Paris, La Machine (LIVE; Weird World night with Jaakko Eino Kalevi)
    23 Oct London, Plastic People (Peaking Lights Sound System DJ)
    24 Oct Glasgow, CCA (with Jaakko Eino Kalevi) (LIVE)
    25 Oct Liverpool, Liverpool Music Week (LIVE)
    28 Oct London, Plan B (LIVE)
    29 Oct Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg (LIVE)
    30 Oct Belgium, Brussels, Beursschouwburg (LIVE)
    31 Oct Netherlands, Utrecht, Tivoli (LIVE)
    5 Nov Spain, San Sebastian, Dabadaba (LIVE)
    6 Nov Spain, Barcelona, Music Hall (LIVE)
    7 Nov Spain, Madrid, Joy Eslava (LIVE)
    8 Nov Spain, A Coruña, Sala Garufa (LIVE)

Watch A Mercedes-Benz-Sponsored Short Film About Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek

The Chairlift frontwoman Caroline Polachek has been very busy in the last 12 months: Writing for Beyoncé, singing with Blood Orange and SBTRKT, and releasing her own solo album as Ramona Lisa. She’s also put together a Ramona Lisa live show that involves choreography, headset mics, and very strange facepaint. Someone at Mercedes-Benz ended up [...]

Caddywhompus – “Stuck” (Stereogum Premiere)

There’s a buoyancy to “Stuck,” the first single from Caddywhompus’ upcoming sophomore full-length, Feathering A Nest. The track inhales and exhales, drawing breath up tight before letting it all loose in a whoosh of air. It sounds restless, unwilling or unable to be pinned down to one idea or sound. Blending a mix of art- [...]

Ausmuteants – “Boiling Point” (Stereogum Premiere)

Australian instigators Ausmuteants’ self-described “postpop” skree reminds me of the unhinged keyboard-infused bombast of Jay Reatard’s late, great Lost Sounds. So it only makes sense that Goner, the Memphis punk and garage rock label that helped launch Reatard’s career, is also releasing the latest Ausmuteants album. If teaser track “Boiling Point” is any indication, Order [...]