Thursday night, the annual Middle of the Map Festival in Kansas City kicked of its music lineup with a night featuring some of the best national and local acts around.
Of Montreal continues to be dance, indie pop producing machines. Kevin Barnes and company had already had two releases in 2012 and now Of Montreal has just announced that in October 2013, they’ll be releasing their 12th studio full-length.
Currently, Guided by Voices is touring in support of its second new release since the reunion, Class Clown Spots a UFO. You can stream a song from the album and watch the video for the title track below.
Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) just put out “Real Estate” off the Royalty Mixtape. This track features none other than Liz Lemon herself, Tina Fey.
When Passion Pit released Manners in 2010, every song got stuck in our heads at one point or another and we’ve been eagerly anticipating their next release. Well good news for fans of the Boston-based, falsetto-loving band: their sophomore release, Gossamer is due out on July 24 and you can now stream a new song, “Take a Walk,” off that album.
When the Midwest band Josephine Collective broke up, the members didn’t just scatter and disappear into the wind OK. So they scattered (Atlanta, Dallas, etc), but several of them stayed in the Kansas City area and nearly all the former members found new and diverse ways to stay a part of the music scene. We recently learned of a new project from one of the singers: En Route.
Kenn Jankowski, the lead singer of the Republic Tigers, has a new solo project: ˈjæŋki.
ˈjæŋki is described as a ‘ruckusy kind of rock…obviously with keyboards.” Other than that, there isn’t too much known about ˈjæŋki, but you can get an early taste of what’s to come with a stream of “The Timing and the Spaces.”
Jack White’s solo debut album, Blunderbuss, will be out April 24 on Third Man Records/Columbia. The single, “Love Interruption,” is out now digitally, but will also be released February 7 with a a non-LP B-side titled, “Machine Gun Silhouette.”
Some quick retweeting has landed fans of the Kooks with a new tune. On Monday, any tweet that included #junkoftheheart unlocked .01 seconds of a new song from The Kooks. It wasn’t long before “Saboteur” was unlocked in full and #junkoftheheart was trending on topic. Now the British band is letting fans download the song […]