Grouplove and Portugal. The Man have been busy on the road, currently co-headlining the Honda Civic Tour. They’ll be making a stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion next Friday, September 12th — and we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets! Grouplove, the quirky LA indie band and the Portland-based psych-rockers PTM are vastly different in style, but both known for their energetic live performances. And as if that weren’t enough cause for excitement, fellow Portlanders and indie rock outfit Typhoon will be joining them as well.
Sample some of the bands’ latest efforts below as you plot how to win your tickets. To enter, please shoot us a tweet @newdust or comment below. If you don’t win this one, you can still support these great groups by getting your tickets HERE. Hope to see ya there!
*Note, Rock & Bus will be providing rides from the Foggy Bottom metro stop, for those in need of transpo. Tickets jump after September 10th, so be sure to plan ahead. More details here.
Enjoy this indie-pop banger from VÉRITÉ. Obviously a great track for a Friday. Channels the Lorde aesthetic of driving fast and the Lana Del Ray “die young” vibes. Have a good weekend nerds…
Stream the debut album from Split Screens, Before the Storm out on September 9. The California band takes on a lot of different sounds (clearly students of Paul Simon’s Graceland) throughout the record. Some must-listens are “Home”, with its funky Vampire Weekend feel and “The Sinner” with its shimmering jangle-pop guitars. Enjoy…
New track from Philly’s Cruiser (now officially changed to CRUISR) who just recently signed with Vagrant Records. The new single is a follow up to ther 2012 self-titled (and catchy as hell) EP, so stay tuned as they announce more stuff off their upcoming EP out on September 23. Enjoy…
Scope the video for Speak’s oh-so-catchy indie jam “Gates” off the album Pedals which is out now.
Broncho, the garage-rock band based out of Oklahoma is back with a new single off their forthcoming album, Just Hip Enough To Be A Woman, slated to release September 16th via Dine Alone Records. Consisting of Ryan Lindsey (vocals/guitar), Johnathan Ford (bass), Ben King (guitar) and Nathan Price (drums), Broncho makes pithy and fuzzy garage-pop rock reminiscent of the early punk rock sound. Inevitably, comparisons abound to 70′s punk bands such as the Ramones, the Six Pistols, The Stooges, and even post-punk groups such as The Strokes — yet Broncho brings their own distinct sound to the table that includes hi-fi production.
Although their 2011 debut LP, Can’t Get Past the Lips received positive reviews, what really propelled them into the limelight was their featured track (“It’s On”) on the third season of HBO’s “GIRLS”. If Lena Dunham’s onto them, you know there must be a reason.
Listen to the catchy first single, “Class Historian” below and if you’re in the DC area, catch them playing DC9 September 21st.
Christian Peslak and Steve Marion of the psych-rock band Delicate Steve have known each other for years. You can definitely hear their fluidity and familiarity in the group’s best tracks—standouts from 2011’s Wondervisions such as “The Ballad of Speck and Pebble” or “Butterfly” are bursting with a warm energy that only intimate friends can create. And their band’s success—through two great albums and incessant, devoted touring—has allowed them to slow down and pursue new musical experiments.
Peslak and Marion are now also known as Saint Rich, a rambling rock duo that flirts with more conventional, lyrical pop structures than any Delicate Steve songs have. Their debut album of 2013, Beyond The Drone, is bigger and louder than Wondervisions or Positive Force, yet just as intimate and woozy with love and affection. Peslak’s voice is both playful and heartfelt, while Marion’s guitar melodies have just the right amount of twang to tear into your nostalgia. The epic ascent of “Officer” juxtaposed the quiet strumming of the project’s nascent track “Dreams” represents Saint Rich’s best qualities: they are both acolytes of the American rock canon and true masters of emotive, earnest music.
Forever devoted to their live presence no matter what band they’re representing, Saint Rich is travelling down the east coast this summer in support of Beyond The Drone. They’ll be making a stop on Sunday (7/27) at DC9, with Rusty Maples as their opener. Get ready for the show with singles from the debut album below. We’ll see you there!