Alden Penner cemented himself in the annals of indie rock history as the co-founder/singer of The Unicorns, Montreal’s beloved dysfunctional art-pop outfit. We're happy to welcome him to the CITY SLANG family and we're very excited to present you the first bit of new music today!
In case you hadn't noticed: Calexico's chart-topping new record 'Edge of the Sun' is now out worldwide and you can get it from Amazon, iTunes, or direct from City Slang.
This release marks a new high water mark for the band - it shot straight into the album charts everywhere, including TOP TEN in Germany, Austria and Switzerland! This is incredible - thank you so much for your support! In fact, no Calexico record has ever charted higher than this one. Here's the rundown of positions so far:
Plenty of press praise for the record below, but first, watch the all-new, Lynchian, José Gonzalez-starring, alien-furuncle-worm-featuring new video for "Falling From the Sky", which premiered last night via Pitchfork:
Black Yaya is the man, he's the dude, he's on tour, with his buddy, on stage they're two dudes, they're awesome and everyone who still watches the old original Star Wars movies on VHS, everyone who owns at least one Bo Diddley album, everyone who made out to a Grateful Dead (Album), everyone who has watched Mystery Train, everyone who has loved and lost, everyone who believes in the future, everyone who is sad, everyone who loves the sea and comics, everyone who downloaded porn with davo ... all of you should come to these shows because BLACK YAYA is your man!
BLACK YAYA LIVE in Germany Apr 21 - Berlin PRIVATCLUB Berlin Apr 22 - München Feierwerk Kranhalle Apr 23 - Köln Luxor Köln Apr 24 - Freiburg Passage46
City Slang is extremely excited to announce the signing of London-based Cristobal And The Sea; a proper European union of a band, if there ever was one. The quartet hail from four corners of our diverse continent. They are: Alejandro Romero from Spain (bass/vox), João Seixas from Portugal (guitar/vox), Leïla Séguin […] READ ON
In early 2011, Tindersticks were commissioned by the In Flanders Fields World War One museum in Ypres, Belgium to create the soundscapes for the new permanent exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Great War and beyond. Tindersticks response was to write, record and produce a continuous, orchestral score to accompany the visitor on their emotional journey through the unique story of […] READ ON
City Slang is excited to announce the release of the Nada Surf digital collection, B-Sides, on September 22nd. B-Sides consists of previously unreleased tracks and bonus material (track listing below) from the band’s four previous studio albums (Let Go, The Weight Is A Gift, Lucky, and The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy), many of which have never […] READ ON
It's soul music! And truly universal; uniting rhythm and styles from our world over to help you move, relate and be, Sinkane’s Mean Love rolls like an emotional, existential history of the artist. Co-produced with long-time Sinkane collaborator and childhood friend Greg Lofaro, Ahmed Gallab has created an altogether unique compound of sound, stylistically nostalgic and ultramodern at the […] READ ON