The Medics have released their much anticipated debut LP Foundations. In the two years since the release of their first EP they have gained a reputation for passionate and energetic live performances and it seems they’ve managed to bottle that vibe nicely here. With a “frenetic mix of distorted guitar and wall of dominant percussion” (indieshuffle.com) it’s a brilliant album from one of Australia’s brightest new bands. Order the CD or Get it on iTunes.
Samantha Crain: On the Road & A Simple Jungle
BY: Christa Couture // RPM
Choctaw singer-songwriter Samantha Crain is on the road again – a long road that will see her performing over 20 gigs in the next six weeks and take her across the Atlantic ocean. She’ll have her band in tow and her brand new 7″ single in hand.
The new single, A Simple Jungle, gets its name from the two new songs it features, It’s Simple(I’m thrilled to see this recorded after seeing Samantha perform it live last summer at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and loving it instantly) and Cadwell Jungle, both produced by famed singer-songwriter and producer John Vanderslice. Crain’s indie-friendly spin on Americana continues to shine on A Simple Jungle, which also includes a live recording of the Dam Song. Amazon.com has already picked it as one of their best of 2012 and you can get your copy here.
As I write this, Samantha Crain has already started her latest tour, but the bulk of the dates are still coming up! She’s on a long stretch through the States, and will also be performing in Ireland, England and France. If you find yourself in any of these towns on these dates, I highly recommend getting your ears and heart to her show!
For details on any of the below, visit samanthacrain.com.
And Samantha, come back to Canada already!
02.02.12 Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT
02.030.12 The Lilypad, Cambridge, MA
02.04.12 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
02.05.12 Cafe NOLA, Frederick, MD
02.07.12 Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
02.08.12 The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
02.09.12 Boone Saloon, Boone, NC
02.10.12 Smith’s Older Bar, Atlanta, GA
02.12.12 The Poor House Music Hall, Raleigh, NC
02.15.12 Music City Roots, Nashville, TN
02.17.12 Whitewater Tavern, Little Rock, AR
02.18.12 Fassler Hall, Tulsa, OK
02.22.12 Point Ephemere, Paris, FR
02.23.12 King’s College, London, UK
02.24.12 Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK
02.25.12 Workman’s Club, Dublin, IE
02.27.12 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, UK
02.28.12 The Wardrobe, Leeds, UK
02.29.12 The Thekla, Bristol, UK
03.03.12 The Deli, Norman, OK
03.09.12 Frank, Austin, TX
03.16.12 Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton, TX
something chill for a quiet night b4 the NYE storm.
New Bangin release by Kool Krys. Need to shake up your post materialistic orgie blues?
Kool Krys is selling a limited run of 200 CDs via koolkrys.bandcamp.com where you can also buy a download of the album.
A Tribe Called Red released a new EP entitled Moombah Hip Moombah Hop that takes classic hip-hop on a spin through the style of Moombahton …and it’s available for a free download.