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UMO Share “So Good At Being In Trouble” Audio Stream & Video Stills, Announce Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Performance on February 25

Unknown Mortal Orchestra share the second single off their forthcoming record, II. Titled “So Good At Being In Trouble,” the track is available for streaming above! To make things a tiny bit sweeter, Pitchfork just gave the song its Best New Track approval.

“So Good At Being In Trouble” is getting the visual treatment. The official music video stars actor and musician Chris Mintz-Plasse (of The Young Rapscallions) and will soon be available for your viewing pleasure. Until then, check out some stills from the shoot below.

The next bit of news only makes sense. UMO will make their late night television debut on February 25 with a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Don’t you dare miss it!

Julie Doiron Releases New Album, Available for Streaming at Exclaim


After three years of writing and touring, Jagjaguwar alum, Julie Doiron, shares her ninth studio album. Titled So Many Days, the album is out on Aporia and available for streaming via Exclaim. Julie complete the album while touring in support of I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day and also as member of Gord Downie’s backing band, The Country of Miracles. It’s the third album completed with producer Rick White.

 

Love for So Many Days

“The chamomile warmth of Julie Doiron’s voice is deceptive….Doiron has always aimed to capture the kaleidoscopic emotional range of ordinary moments, and accordingly the moods of her songs often transform line by line. Out of this approach, she creates songs that move fluidly, moodily, unpredictably– like life.” – Pitchfork

“…Doiron has come back with a polished collection of folk rock songs about love and sadness.” – CBC Music

“So Many Days is actually quite an optimistic record, on the balance, though it earns its silver linings by freely swimming around in its storm clouds. It gives — like a lot of Doiron’s work — an incredibly rare insight into the bare, honest struggle of simply being a person in the world.” – National Post

Love at First Sight/Song: Foxygen & CMJ

Foxygen are in the midst of taking CMJ 2012 by storm and no one is safe from their rock’n’roll ways. Tuesday night they donned their floral prints and gave Aquarium Drunkard’s No Jacket Required Showcase a shakedown that would make any grandmother proud (at least Sam France’s – she was there). It was their first ever New York City performance and certainly one to be remembered. VICE‘s Chad DePasquale was amongst the crowd and he writes, “Shimmering organ solos and visceral spaz attacks from the front man. Deep, evil, baritone laughs and glass-shattering screeches. It was all there, and the band easily stole the night, maybe even the entire week.” Read his glowing review HERE.

Foxy continue the fun tonight for the Hype Machine / Sonos showcase at Brooklyn Bowl. “However, those recordings, as strikingly out-there as they are, gave me no indication of the wholly unique and consummate performance these kids give on stage,” shares VICE. It’s no lie – Foxygen are meant to be experienced in person. They’ll also play Deli NYC’s Mostly Psych Showcase at Pianos on October 19 and FUZZNYC at 59 Canal St. the following night. GO SEE THEM!

How exactly did Foxygen come to name their band? Village Voice has all the answers.

FOXYGEN FOXYGEN FOXYGEN

“Lou Reed, Jim Morrison, and Mick Jagger would be proud of him if not entirely annoyed.”- Pitchfork

“I thought Foxygen was the best thing I saw last night, a confident melange of late ’60s / early ’70s psych pop and glam that was exemplified by the closing number that seemed to merge “Under My Thumb” and “Suspicious Minds” into a new baby.” – Brooklyn Vegan

WATCH // Sharon Van Etten Premieres “Magic Chords” Video, Performs Live at Later with Jools Holland

We’ve got two amazing videos from the lovely Sharon Van Etten! First, it’s the official video for her song “Magic Chords.” Director Rick Alverson, who you know for his film The Comedy, pairs the song with a visual that is both stunningly beautiful and disturbing. Shot in Bloomington, IN last month, the video follows Sharon, dressed as puritan, through the woods and into a lake, all while she is having visions of naked bodies in piles. Watch the video above or at Pitchfork, where it premiered this morning.

Last night, Sharon and her band performed live on the esteemed BBC music program, Later with Jools Holland. They chose to play one of Tramp’s standout tracks, “Serpents,” and did an incredible job. We couldn’t be prouder! Watch above.

Sharon Van Etten continues her tour, returning to the States to join Damien Jurado come the end of October! Full list of shows HERE.

Foxygen Proclaim Themselves The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, Dates w/ Of Montreal

You’ve been asking, now here it is! Rock’n’roll babies, Foxygen, bring your their debut full-length, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. It’s the follow-up to their critically acclaimed mini-album released this past summer.

Produced by the lovely Richard Swift, the new album was recorded at his National Freedom studio earlier this year and done so in an act of intergalatic kindness. Foxygen tell us each song is a message of peace delivered from cosmic beings, who use Rado and France as their earthly messengers. Pitchfork premiered the first single, “Shuggie,” this morning >>> listen below!

The Foxygen fun doesn’t stop with the audio. These rock scientists are headed out on tour with Of Montreal and we couldn’t be more excited for the pairing! Before they join up with our Polyvinyl friends, they’ll head to New York City for dates at CMJ. See the full schedule below.

 
TOUR DATES:
10/16/12 New York, NYMercury Lounge (Aquarium Drunkard Showcase)
10/19/12 New York, NYPianos (Deli NYC Showcase)
12/08/12 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom w/ Of Montreal
12/09/12 Chicago, ILMetro w/ Of Montreal
12/10/12 Cleveland, OHBeachland Ballroom w/ Of Montreal
12/11/12 New York City, NYWebster Hall w/ Of Montreal
12/12/12 Boston, MAParadise w/ Of Montreal
12/13/12 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre w/ Of Montreal
12/14/12 Washington, DC9:30 Club w/ Of Montreal
12/15/12 Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle w/ Of Montreal

How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Higher by Lia Ices

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Moonface
Bergen, NO - Perfect Sounds Forever

S. Carey
Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

Small Black
Des Moines, IA - Wooly's  w/ Washed Out

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Marina di Ravenna, Italy - Hana-Bi - FREE SHOW

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