Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn vegan’

Eureka California at Brooklyn Vegan

Athens, GA duo Eureka California will release their third album, Versus, on March 25 via Happy Happy Birthday to Me. They went to Leeds, UK to make this record at Suburban Home, the studio run by MJ from Hookworms (he produced it too). Already a band who like things loose and with the volume all the way up, the new album sounds like a ripper judging from singles “Eureka California’s Night In” and “Sign My Name With An X.” Both tracks match noise with big pop hooks, and the video for the latter makes its premiere in this post. Directed by the band’s Marie A. Uhler and Jake Ward, it details what a night in for them looks like. Check that out below.

The band have already been announced for this year’s NYC Popfest, but they’ll be on tour this month as well, including a stop at Brooklyn’s Alphaville on Wednesday, March 9 with Haybaby, Total Slacker and Parlor Walls. Tickets are on sale.

All tour dates are listed, along with the album art, tracklist, video and song stream, below.

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Mark Van Hoen at Brooklyn Vegan

Mark Van Hoen has been making electronic music for over three decades, having released records as Locust, and under his own name for labels like R&S, Apollo, Editions Mego and others. Initially influenced by Eno, Steve Reich, Tangerine Dream and other ambient-leaning composers, Van Hoen’s music can be seen as a precursor to artists like Boards of Canada, Ulrich Schnauss and Oneohtrix Point Never. Additionally, he was a onetime member of Seefeel, and you may remember the Black Hearted Brother albumhe made with Slowdive’s Neil Halstead, and Nick Holton.

Van Hoen’s new album, Nightvision, is out this week via Saint Marie Records. Falling somewhere between ambient and engaging, passive and compelling, the album dives in murky waters while sequenced beats skitter across the surface. On “I Love to Fly,” a recording he started in 1983 and finished this year, he uses samples from Martin Bell’s acclaimed documentary Streetwise, to eerie effect. The video for that track makes its premiere in this post and you can watch, and stream the whole album, below.

If you’re in Los Angeles this weekend, Van Hoen will be DJing on Saturday (11/14) at Perpetual Dawn IV, a festival that also features Peaking Lights, Kid606 and more. He’s also got European tour dates lined up for January. All are listed, along with the video, album stream, artwork and tracklist, below…


Joanna Gruesome Track Stream at Brooklyn Vegan

Joanna Gruesome are presumably working on their second album. While we wait for news on that, the scrappy Welsh popsters will have one side of a split 12″ with another UK band, Trust Fund, that will be out September 22 via Happy Happy Birthday to Me. Each band get three songs, and you can stream JG’s very catchy “Jerome (Liar)” below. No tracks have been made available from Trust Fund’s side, but you can stream the Briston, UK band’s 2013 Don’t Let Them Begin EP below. Only 500 copies of this are being pressed, order yours.

As you may know, Joanna Gruesome will be touring this summer, playing two NYC shows:August 26 at Shea Stadium with an impressive lineup of Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouthand the Joan of Arc-related The Love of Everything (tickets), and then the free Seaport Music Festival show on August 29 with Big Ups.


Eureka California Video Debut at Brooklyn Vegan

Athens, GA indiepoppers Eureka California released their second album, Crunch, back in May. It’s full of catchy songs, charmingly shambolic production, Echo & the Bunnymen references, and a lot of energy. You can stream the whole thing below. We’ve also got the premiere of the video for “Twin Cities” which you can also watch below.

The band are about to start a tour with Liverpool, UK band Good Grief who are admitted Superchunk obsessives and it shows. The two bands released a split-7″ last year which you can stream below. That tour hits NYC on July 23 at Shea Stadium that also featuresCrow Bait and Deep Pockets.

All tour dates are listed, along with video, streams and tour dates, below…

19th – Alexandria, VA @ the Lab
20th – Arlington, VA @ Galaxy Hut
21st – Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House w/ Joe Jack Talcum
22nd – Lindenwold, NJ @ Sex Dungeon w/ Brick Mower
23rd – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Crow Bait & Deep Pockets
24th – Salem, VA @ Billy’s Barn w/ Bastards of Fate
25th – Athens, GA @ Little Kings SLOPFEST
27th – Atlanta, GA @ Music Box w/ Muuy Biien
28th – Chapel Hill, NC @ Night Light w/ Wichita Falls
29th – Charlottesville, VA @ Tea Bazaar w/ International Friendly


See link for track streams.


Close Lobsters Video Debut and Stream at Brooklyn Vegan

Eighties-era Scottish indie pop band Close Lobsters reformed a few years ago and have been playing shows, including a fun set at NYC Popfest 2013. Last month, the band released the Kunstwerk in Spacetime EP, the group’s first new recordings in 25 years. The long-ish songs find them slipping right back into their psychedelic, jangly groove like no time had passed. We’ve got the premiere of the video for lead track “Now Time” in this post.