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New Jersey-based Indie pop darlings Dentist are premiering with us today the the video “Night Swimming”, the title track off of their third studio LP, out this month via Cleopatra Records

In the video for “Night Swimming”, we see vocalist and bassist Emily Bornemann singing and swaying around a tiki bar that has a portrait of Tom Selleck (Magnum PI) proudly on display, while Justin Bornemann (guitar), and  Matt Hockenjos (drums) perform in the back corner under the pink tinged lights.

Dentist - Night Swimming (Official Music Video) - YouTube

Dentist’s Night Swimming is the kind of indie pop album seldom made since the late 80s, brimming with sweetness sincerity, evocative of the music culture of the band’s hometown of Asbury Park.

“This album was an attempt to capture all the different aspects of ourselves and create something that we would want to listen to,” explains Justin Bornemann. “Musically we are attracted to rawness and simplicity, but melodically we lean towards a pop aesthetic.  The lyrics tend to be focused on social anxiety, heartache and loss, but sometimes reveal love and optimism,” adds Emily Bornemann.

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Catch Dentist on their extensive US tour, starting tonight in Philly.

TOUR DATES

  • 7/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s
  • 7/19 Washington DC @ Black Cat DC
  • 7/20 Richmond, VA @ Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
  • 7/21 Charlotte, NC @ Petra’s
  • 7/22 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
  • 7/24 Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
  • 7/25 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
  • 7/26 Houston, TX @ Notsuoh
  • 7/27 Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies
  • 7/28 El Paso, TX @ Love Buzz
  • 7/30 Phoenix, AZ @ The Trunk Space
  • 7/31 Long Beach, CA @ The Prospector
  • 8/1 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
  • 8/2 Los Angeles, CA @ Highland Park Bowl
  • 8/3 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
  • 8/4 Sonora, CA @ Winters Tavern Motherlode Grill
  • 8/5 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
  • 8/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
  • 8/7 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
  • 8/8 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
  • 8/9 Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin (Columbia, MO)
  • 8/10 Omaha, NE @ The Down Under Lounge
  • 8/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Mortimer’s
  • 8/12 Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop
  • 8/13 Muncie, IN @ Be Here Now
  • 8/14 Cincinnati, OH @ The Hub OTR
  • 8/15 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
  • 8/24 Asbury Park, NJ @ Langosta Lounge – Homecoming Show
  • 8/25 Norfolk, VA @ The Bird Bash Festival

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Santa Cruz synth band Vandal Moon is premiering with us today the video for the second track featured on their LP Wild Insane, “Computer Love”.

Both the song and the video echo the retro sensibilities of the 1984 film Electric Dreams or that one scene in 1986’s Pretty In Pink, rather than the Kraftwerk song bearing the same name, while also bridging the gap between nostalgia and love in the modern digital age.

Vandal Moon - "Computer Love" (Official Music Video) - YouTube

The video is directed by Pablo Chavez and stars Kirah Hitchcock as our pink haired heroine who explores a vintage shop, on a quest to escape the pervasive dystopian detachment of the day. In the end, she brings home an Oscilloscope, and tunes in its frequencies while jamming with her synth in front of the mirror, as a face emerges in the glow of an archaic digital green.

Wild Insane is out now.

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Ahead tomorrow’s release of Oracle the debut album from The Column, we are streaming the eclectic post-punk album in its entirety.

Visual artist Reuben Sawyer; who also has his work with Chelsea Wolfe and for his other indie projects such as Hollow Sunshine & Dry Insides on his curriculum vitae, has with this solo release brought forth a warm lo-fi retro sound, that you could insist to the the casual listener that The Column had been unearthed from an obscure record collection circa 1985-1988.

In a recent interview with Cvltnation, Sawyer explains the album’s dark and terrifying themes that contrast the jangly dream pop music in a subtle manichean dualism:

“The lyrical content on Oracle is a vision into terror. It represents humanity at its most sadistic and unforgiving: obsession, murder, and alienation. The empathy needed to evolve our species is dwindling. Love is a never-ending game of ideals and uncontrollable sickness. The song “Reasons,” which is probably the most accessible of the bunch, embodies these themes in the vanity of bloodshed. I’ve always been captivated by pop songs that have overtly depressing or contrary lyrical themes that offset the instrumentation and create a dualistic faculty.”

Read the full interview here, and listen to Oracle below:

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Texas’ synth scene is alive and well, and the latest offering from Dallas based composer Jake Schrock is testament to the thriving movement.

“Tropical Depression,” the second single and title track from Schrock’s long-anticipated debut record, is six minutes of driving synth bliss, unraveling into an analogue frenzy of smooth rhythms, big synth leads, and warm pads that call Tangerine Dream, Cluster, and fellow close friends and former classmates S U R V I V E to mind. There’s a healthy dose of passion on display throughout the immaculately composed “Tropical Depression,” which perfectly balances big cosmic hooks and deep atmospheric passages to a powerful, intoxicating effect.

Tropical Depression is due out on Holodeck Records on July 27th, via limited edition cassette and digital download. Check out the full track listing and artwork below:


Jake Schrock- Tropical Depression
1. Surface Data
2. Cosmic Ocean
3. Hyperphysics
4. Progress
5. Tropical Depression
6. Pressure Change
7. Cerebral Shelter

Preorder via Bandcamp.

Photo by Jake Schrock.

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Following their recent appearance at The Cure’s 40th Anniversary concert in Hyde Park, New York post-punk revival heroes Interpol have premiered their video for “The Rover.”

The clip is directed by Gerardo Naranjo (“Narcos,” “Fear the Walking Dead”) and stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach as titular “Rover.”

The video’s premiere reveals meta explanation of Moss-Bachrach’s mysterious cameo at Interpol’s recent press conference in Mexico City this past june, where “The Rover” culminates his adventure there by crashing said press conference.

Interpol - The Rover - YouTube

The video is “the origin story of the character described in the song, the birth of a cult leader.” explains Paul Banks, “When we meet him he is partly unhinged. He’s a man on the verge, an artist subjected to great pressures, and beset with existential frustrations. A distracted hipster who enjoys psychedelics, let’s say.”

Marauder is the followup to the band’s 2014 anagram titled album El Pintor, out August 24th via Matador.

Tour dates:

  • 08-23 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer @
  • 08-24 Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans
  • 09–11 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre @
  • 09-12 Montreal, Quebec – Olympia Theatre @
  • 09-13 Toronto, Ontario – Rebel @
  • 09-14-16 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
  • 09-16 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre @
  • 09-17 Columbus, OH – Express Live @
  • 09-27 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory @
  • 09-28 Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall @
  • 09-29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Lawn @
  • 10-01 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren @
  • 10-04 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl @$
  • 10-05 San Diego, CA – SDSU Open Air Theater @$
  • 10-06 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater @$
  • 11-06 Tokyo, Japan – Akasaka Blitz
  • 11-14 London, England – Royal Albert Hall
  • 11-16 Manchester, England – O2 Apollo !
  • 11-18 Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre !
  • 11-23 Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater !
  • 11-24 Copenhagen, Denmark – TAP1
  • 11-25 Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom !
  • 11-27 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Vredenburg !
  • 11-28 Brussels, Belgium – Forest National !
  • 11-29 Paris, France – La Salle Pleyel !
  • 02-16 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden %

@ with Sunflower Bean
$ with The Kills
! with Nilüfer Yanya
% with Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail

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HøRD is premiering with us today his minimalist video for the sinisterly seductive synthwave track “Lrn”, one of eight featured on his upcoming second album Parallels. The video is an atmospheric one shot, filmed at a distance from a rural industrial complex, where a woman is chased across a field with a man in pursuit—both caught in umbra of a passing cloud as they run.

So many questions…

HØRD - Lrn (official video) - YouTube

Started in 2014, HøRD’s is the solo project of Bordeaux-based synthwave producer Sebastien Carl.

After previously issuing his first album on Antoni Maiovvi and Vercetti Technicolor’s Giallo Disco and an EP on SNTS’ own label Sacred Court, Carl’s second full-length record Parallels is set for release on September 14th on Avant! Records.

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Darkwave synth maestro Buzz Kullthe music project of Sydney-based producer Marc Dwyer recently made an impressive showing at Wave Gotik Treffen this past May, and continued to garner praise from a kinetic live performance that you don’t often see from a one man show, unless it is artist analog to someone like Martial Canterel or Void Vision.

Today, via Australian label Burning Rose, we are glad to premiere with you the latest Buzz Kull track “Avoiding The Light”—an infectiously retro groove of icy minimal synth whose melody is augmented by the nuanced flourishes that only someone as skilled as Marc Dwyer could create.

The song was written after a near-death experience explains Dwyer:

“It came together pretty much immediately”, he continues, “I was feeling affected and needed to confront my emotions’.

Avoiding The Light is the first single from Dwyer’s forthcoming LP, New Kind Of Cross. This sophomore body of work will be out in late 2018 via Burning Rose, Funeral Party (US) & Avant! Records (EU).

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UK Punk legends The Damned are heading stateside this October touring in support of their 11th studio LP Evil Spirits.

The 11 date tour begins in Boston on October 17th, where the band will return to the usual haunts in New York, New Jersey, DC, and Philly before heading west to perform a string of dates that conclude at The Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on November 2nd.

Tickets for Irving Plaza in NYC and the Stone Pony in New Jersey go on sale Friday, July 13th.

Evil Spirits was produced by famed David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, and features distinctly old school feel to itreminiscent of the Black Album/Strawberries era of the band, which is appropriate given the return of bassist Paul Gray to the lineup, who performed on both those albums.

All dates are listed, along with a stream of Evil Spirits, below.

The Damned – 2018 Tour Dates

  • August 22 – Southampton – 02 Guildhall
  • August 23 – Holmfirth – Holmfirth Picture House
  • August 24 – Warrington – Warrington Parr Hall
  • August 25 – Belfast – Belsonic Festival (w/ Stiff Little Fingers)
  • October 17- Boston – Paradise
  • October 18 – New York – Irving Plaza
  • October 19 – Asbury Park – Stone Pony
  • October 20 – Washington D.C – Black Cat
  • October 21 – Philadelphia – Theatre Of Living Arts
  • October 25 – Denver – Gothic Theatre
  • October 26 – Salt Lake City – The Depot
  • October 27 – Las Vegas – House Of Blues
  • October 28 – Tempe – Marquee Theater
  • October 31 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
  •  November 1 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
  • November 2 – Los Angeles – Henry Fonda Theatre

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John Lydon is set to bring his long running post-punk group Public Image Ltd. back to North America this fall for an a run of 18-dates celebrating the band’s 40th Anniversary. The tour is being billed as The Public Image Is Rotten”, which is also the name of a new documentary, and career spanning box set.

The North American leg of the tour follows dates in Europe and the UK, with the first date beginning Oct. 9th in New Orleans, and the last on November 6th in Mexico city. In between there are dates in Montreal and Toronto, along with two stops in San Francisco, and concerts in Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle and more.

Tickets for all North American dates go on sale 10 a.m. local time Friday. See pilofficial.com for details.

Check out full dates below.

Public Image Ltd. North American tour dates:

  • Oct. 9: Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA
  • Oct. 10: Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
  • Oct. 12: Black Cat, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct. 13: Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ
  • Oct. 15: Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
  • Oct. 16: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct. 18: Club Soda, Montreal, QC
  • Oct. 19: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
  • Oct. 21: The Majestic, Detroit, MI
  • Oct. 22: Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
  • Oct. 24: Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX
  • Oct. 25: The Mohawk, Austin, TX
  • Oct. 28: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
  • Oct. 29: Showbox, Seattle, WA
  • Oct. 31: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
  • Nov. 1: The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
  • Nov. 3: El Rey, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov. 6: MX Pepsi Centre, Mexico City, Mexico

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On July 9th, 1978, The Cure played their first gig under that name at The Rocket in their hometown of Crawley. The band had previously been named The Easy Cure, a suggestion by founding member Lol Tolhurst—that was literally drawn out of a hat.

The band in its very first incarnation made its live debut as Malice on December 18th, 1976 at Worth Abbey in Crawley as a 5 piece, that did not originally feature frontman Robert Smith as the singer.

Regarding the anniversary on July 9th, 1978, Robert Smith recently stated to BBC6:

“I mean it’s been longer than that since we’ve been playing, the band itself first played in ’76 but but we dropped the Easy Cure name and became The Cure went down to a three piece on July the 9th. I still have the poster of from the Rocket Pub in Crawley, I found it in a box which is quite weird that I would have kept it.”⠀

On why they dropped the “Easy” from the band name, Robert had this to say in an interview featured the book Ten Imaginary Years:

“I had always thought that Easy Cure was a bit hippyish, a bit American-sounding, a bit West Coast, and i hated it, which put Lol’s back up as he’d thought of it. Every other group we liked that ‘The’ in front of their name but The Easy Cure sounded stupid so we just changed it to The Cure instead. It upset a few old fans… well there you are…I thought The Cure sounded much more like it.⠀

In the recent BB6 interview, Smith also revealed that he has a copy of The Cure’s first official show  and claimed he’s going to release it at some point:⠀

“Yeah I’ve got it on tape, I’m going to release it. It was recorded on an old cassette. I used to record everything from the side of the stage, it’s a bit, scratchy, grungy…it’s noisy.⠀

We started the first part of the show with something called Mourning The Departed, which was horribly pretentious. We made this music and we dressed up and we had a seance in the pub before the show and it was all very tongue in cheek but kind of funny. It set the scene for those that didn’t understand what we were doing, which is why we dropped the “Easy” and become The Cure. There were a lot of locals that missed the guitar solos and were outraged that we turned into this horrible post-punk band, but yeah it was good. It ended in a fight as proper gigs usually do, it was a good night.”

Listen to the full interview below.

And you can watch The Cure’s 40th Anniversary concert below via a fan video upload.

The Cure -British Summer - Hyde Park -7 july 2018 : Full show (40th Anniversary Concert) - YouTube

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