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Stream Colleen Green’s I Want to Grow Up, out Feb 24

TUE, FEB 17, 2015

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With only one week remaining until the release of LA songwriter Colleen Green’s new record I Want to Grow Up, we are pleased to share a stream of all ten of its infectious songs. Head to Noisey to check it out in full. Colleen’s West Coast tour with Sonny and the Sunsets is underway now, with a show tonight in Portland. See the tour page for a full list of dates, including her record release show at HM157 in Los Angeles with Free Weed, and comedians Kate Berlant (Comedy Bang Bang) and Jonah Ray (The Meltdown, @Midnight, Nerdist podcast). I Want to Grow Up is out on Tuesday, February 24th on CD/LP/Digital

Chastity Belt share new video, tour dates w/ Courtney Barnett

WED, FEB 4, 2015


Earlier today, Gorilla vs. Bear premiered the woozy new music video for Chastity Belt’s acclaimed new single “Time to Go Home.” The band’s highly-anticipated album of the same name comes out on March 24th. Today also brings news of the band’s summer tour dates with Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett (full routing on the tour page). You can preorder your copy of Time to Go Home in the shop or (new thing!) via Bandcamp. All formats available for preorder, and the first run of LPs will be pressed on limited clear wax. Oooh la la.

Watch Colleen Green’s “TV” video; I Want to Grow Up out now!

TUE, FEB 24, 2015

Credit: Eric Penna

Colleen Green’s acclaimed new album I Want to Grow Up is out now, and to mark the occasion, we’re sharing her new video for “TV,” which parodies a variety of popular programs and features cameos from members of Girlpool, Slutever, R.L. Kelly, White Fang, and more. Today, Colleen will participate in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit at 4:20 PM PST, and perform at a free, all-ages in-store at Amoeba Records’ Hollywood store at 7:00 PM PST. Thursday night (technically Friday morning), Colleen can be seen on actual TV, performing songs from I Want to Grow Up on Last Call with Carson Daly, airing at 1:30 AM PST / 12:30 AM Central.

This Friday, Colleen plays a record release show at HM157 in Los Angeles with Free Weed and comedians Kate Berlant (Comedy Bang Bang) and Jonah Ray (The Meltdown, @Midnight, Nerdist podcast). 

Protomartyr announce US tour, debut “Want Remover” video

TUE, FEB 10, 2015

Credit: Angel Ceballos

Acclaimed Detroit band Protomartyr are set to hit the road this April with The Gotobeds, playing markets in the East Coast, South, and Midwest. Additionally, today the band shared their first-ever music video, for “Want Remover,” a standout track from their widely-lauded 2014 album Under Color of Official Right. Directed by Hanly Banks, it features slow-motion footage of an “ecstatic dance” meeting at a yoga studio in South Austin. Watch it now via Brooklyn Vegan or below. See the ever-handy tour page for a full list of upcoming Protomartyr shows. 

S shares “Tell Me” video, West Coast tour starts tonight

MON, FEB 2, 2015


Tonight at The Hemlock in San Francisco, Jenn Champion’s S launches a West Coast tour in support of her acclaimed 2014 album Cool Choices. To mark the occasion, Stereogum has premiered a new music video for S’s synth-infused pop jam “Tell Me.” Made with little more than a webcam and Ghetto’s disarming personality, it is maybe the most charming thing you’ll see all day. 

A full list of upcoming S tour dates can be found on the tour page