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afternoon jam: Kim Janssen “Gouldians”

26 Apr

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I saw Kim Janssen play a house show in West Philly about 8+ years ago and needless to say I was blown away. I’ve liked his music page on Facebook ever since but haven’t heard of him coming back to the US in some time. Today, I got an email with his name in the subject line and couldn’t be more excited to open it. Kim Janssen has announced the UK release date of his upcoming album Cousins due out May 12th!

The first taste of this new album “Gouldians” sounds like a musical diary entry, a stunning soundscape to soundtrack this gratuitous look into Janssen’s life. The track is a beautiful mixture of melancholy, nostalgic and uplifting. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the new album.

Janssen was born in the Netherlands but raised in South East Asia, spending most of his youth in Bangkok, Phnom Penh and Kathmandu. He says of the album:

“My new album ’Cousins’ is a personal account about looking back and growing older, about longing and displacement, spiritual doubt, dedication, and obsession. I grew up in Asia and I guess you create your own version of every place you’ve been in your memory; I like to explore this idea with music. Growing up over there also has an influence on my lyrics, especially on this record. To me it’s a pop album. I wanted to make an album that I would actually like to listen to.”

If “Gouldians” is any indication, Cousins is sure to be a gorgeous album and instant classic. Kim Janssen is set to play several shows in the U.K. following the release of Cousins including one of my favorite festivals in the world, The Great Escape in Brighton this May! You can purchase your tickets now here.

 

 

xx Cher

 

 

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Thurston Moore “Smoke Of Dreams” + Album Out This Friday + Philly show announced!

24 Apr

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Thurston Moore’s new album Rock N Roll Consciousness is out this Friday, April 28th, and if new music wasn’t exciting enough, Moore announced a new tour as well! Thurston Moore will be going on tour in the US this May/July and will be heading to Philadelphia to play Underground Arts on July 22nd!

This week Thurston Moore released his new single “Smoke Of Dreams”, check out the video below! This taste of Rock N Roll Consciousness, starts off a bit melancholy and dark with captivating poetic lyrics, then brightens up when it weaves into upbeat drums, epic guitars and and mesmerizing bass lines that will have you dancing around your room before reminding you that this is a chill song… calm down. No, just me? That’s cool…

 

Rock N Roll Consciousness was recorded in London at The Church Studios with Paul Epworth and was mixed by Randall Dunn at Avast! in Seattle. You can pre-order your copy of the new record now on vinyl/cd via Rough Trade and digitally here!

Check out tour dates below and make sure to get your tickets to a city near you. Tag us in your pics at mylifeinsound so we can vicariously be at every show with you!

 

Thurston Moore Tour:
May 8 – Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
May 9 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 10 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
May 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
May 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom
May 14 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
May 17 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
May 18 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
May 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 12 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
July 14 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
July 15 – Detroit, MN – Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit
July 17 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
July 18 – Montreal, QB – La Sala Rossa
July 19 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
July 22 – Philadelphia PA – Underground Arts
July 23 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
xx Cher

Philly Show NOT to be missed: MINKA’s Carnival at The Foundry tomorrow night!!!

14 Apr

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MINKA are taking over The Foundry tomorrow night to throw the raddest carnival-themed party/show this town has ever seen. Bringing along the incredible bands The Mysteries, Attic Tapes and Leisure Muffin to kick the night off right, this is a show (and major dance workout) you absolutely can’t miss.

MINKA are going all out, transforming The Foundry with fire breathers, burlesque dancers, DJs, acrobats and visual artists. Get your tickets now to this epic night of music and art here! Tomorrow night’s epic dance party will commence at 9PM, make sure you are there to see one of our favorite bands The Mysteries as support!

MINKA just released their new song “Josephine” last week. Listen to the track below and see you on the dance floor tomorrow night at The Foundry!

 

xx Cher

afternoon jam: Bleachers “Don’t Take The Money” // Album due out June 2nd!!!

13 Apr

 

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Jack Antonoff, one of our favorite creative minds in music, is back with new music via Bleachers! His anthemic new single called “Don’t Take The Money” released last week ushered in summer on the East Coast and already feels like the soundtrack of the summer. If this epic new jam is any indication of what the album, entitled Gone Now, is going to be like we want an advanced copy now. Antonoff officially announced the new Bleachers album is due out June 2nd, so here’s to pre-ordering as fast as you can!

“Don’t Take The Money” is out now and you can get your copy here! Bleachers will be touring for most of the summer starting with two sold-out dates in NYC and LA. See tour dates and ticket links below. Although there is no Philly date currently listed (come on Jack!), we can’t wait to see Bleachers at one of our favorite East Coast festivals, Firefly, this year! For tickets to Firefly Fest click here.

 

 

 

 

Bleachers Tour:

Apr 25
Studio @Webster Hall
New York, NY                           SOLD OUT
Apr 27
The Roxy
Los Angeles, CA                       SOLD OUT
May 14
Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta, GA                               Tickets
May 21
Slowdown
Omaha, NE                               Tickets
May 23
Rawkus
Colorado Springs, CO             Tickets
May 24
Gallivan Center
Salt Lake City, UT                   Tickets
May 25
Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR                           Tickets
May 27
The Gorge Amphitheatre
George, WA                            Tickets
Jun 02
Randalls Island
New York, NY                        Tickets
Jun 13
The National
Richmond, VA                       Tickets
Jun 14
The Underground
Charlotte, NC                        Tickets
Jun 16
Express Live!
Columbus, OH                     Tickets
Jun 18
The Woodlands
Dover, DE                            Tickets
Jun 20
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA                  SOLD OUT
Jun 21
Anthology
Rochester, NY                     Tickets
Jun 23
Rams Head Live!
Baltimore, MD                    Tickets
Jun 25
St. Andrews Hall
Detroit, MI                          Tickets
Jun 27
Deluxe @ Old National Center
Indianapolis, IN                Tickets
Jun 28
Delmar Hall
Saint Louis, MO                Tickets
Jun 30
Kansas City Live!
Kansas City, MO                Tickets
Jul 01
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 02
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 28
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 29
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 30
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 31
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Aug 11
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco, CA            Tickets
Aug 12
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco, CA           Tickets
Aug 13
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco, CA
xx  Cher

Philly Show NOT to be missed: The Head play Ortlieb’s 4/20!!!

11 Apr

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PHILLY, emerge from your mysterious cloud of smoke into the neon-lit music haven that is Ortlieb’s on 4/20 for an epic rock show featuring Atlanta-based rock trio The Head! The band are currently touring in support of their upcoming full-length album Space due out August 4th.

The band is heading to Philly to one of our favorite venues, Ortlieb’s to rock your 4/20 with new music and an epic live show. The show featuring The Head with Sister City, Sublaymen and Dwight Remington as support is only $10 in advance and you can get your tickets here. The show starts at 8PM and is 21+!

 

 

 

xx Cher

Philly Show Not To Be Missed: SOLD-OUT Diet Cig show at Boot & Saddle TONIGHT!!!!

6 Apr

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One of our favorite duos Diet Cig are in town celebrating the release of their debut album Swear I’m Good At This tomorrow, April 7th! The powerful pop-punk instrumentals mixed with the heart-wrenching story-telling lyrics this band pours into every song will have your heart beating, blood-pumping and body moving. Be ready to get your dance workout in tonight if you got tickets to their sold-out show at Boot & Saddle. Don’t miss Daddy Issues and hello shark as support!

 

 

 

 

 

xx Cher

Philly Show NOT to be missed: Jamie Isaac at Boot & Saddle TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!

1 Mar

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South East London’s Jamie Isaac is taking bedroom music to a whole new level worthy of changing ‘Netflix and Chill’ to ‘[Listening to] Jamie Isaac and Chill’. His lush new sound of hauntingly mesmerizing and romantic electronic ballads, tinged with jazz and hip hop throughout makes this brilliant debut, Couch Baby, one of our absolute favorites. Jamie Isaac will be doing his first tour of the US in support of the record, playing several dates including SXSW and Boot and Saddle in Philadelphia tomorrow night, March 2nd. To coincide with the tour, Marathon Artists will be releasing a revisited version of the album including new tracks,  remixes, and even a cover of Alicia Keys’ “Un-thinkable”.

Don’t miss catching this amazing artist live in Philly tomorrow night. Tickets are $10 and available here or at the venue ($12 day of show). Doors are at 7:30 and the show starts at 8PM with Olukara and J U S T P R O C E S S as support. Boot & Saddle has great happy hour specials and food so get their early to get your grub on and don’t miss the opening acts.

Jamie Isaac will continuing his tour to NY, CA, and to SXSW Music Festival in Texas! For more tour information click here.

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xx Cher

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