With their European tour set to kick off in just over two weeks, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith have shared a new video for single ‘Mouthpiece’. The clip gives a taste of what to expect from the band on tour & brings to life a track that is particularly important to Dan. “It took me months and months to feel like the lyrics were finished” he explained. “It’s a rant. It’s nearly a tirade!” For a portion of the trip (Austria, Germany Switzerland) Dan Mangan + Blacksmith will be accompanied by the young folks of Cristobal and The Sea!
Only four weeks left til 'Edge Of The Sun' sees the light of day! This just reached us via SPIN "Calexico have unveiled a new video of themselves performing 'Falling From the Sky' a standout track from the band's upcoming Edge of the Sun album. Shot live at Wavelab Studios in Tucson, Arizona (where the follow-up to 2012's Algiers was recorded) and directed by Aaron Schock"
"On her 1990 debut album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, Sinéad O’Connor sang about police brutality in the UK on the song “Black Boys In Mopeds.” Around Christmas, after seeing the rash of American police killings that made last year a hell of a time to be alive, Erika M. Anderson recorded her own version of the song. Where the O’Connor original is, more or less, an acoustic ballad, the EMA rendition is a droning, suffocated synth piece. But her cover is just as quietly devastating as the original." - Tom Breihan, Stereogum
"I recorded this version of the Sinead O’Connor song “Black Boys On Mopeds” during the winter, before Christmas. I did it late at night during a power outage, straight onto the laptop in a cold house filled with candles. I meant to release it over the holidays but for multiple reasons it just didn’t happen. Now an investigative report by the DOJ has confirmed a history and pattern of racially-based discrimination and harassment amongst the law enforcement of Ferguson, MO. I’ve chosen to leave the “season’s greetings” motif unchanged, even though I consider this issue to be ongoing." - EMA
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