Young Galaxy

Just when I thought the list of albums that I’m looking forward to was done, along come Montreal’s Young Galaxy to prove otherwise. Their new album is called, Falsework, and it’s out 10/30 via Paper Bag Records.

Recorded during the winter of 2014/2015, Falsework, sees the band “informed and inspired by 80’s electro, acid house and R&B music.” A sound that, with the help of producer Dan Lissvik, they’ve been doing (well) and have been honing since the solid Shapeshifting (2011), and its 2013 Polaris Music Prize short-listed predecessor, Ultramarine.

“Body” is our first taste of Falsework, and it has been well worth the wait. Check it out in all its synth-pop goodness below.


Depression Cherry, the follow-up to 2012’s Bloom, marks the duo’s 5th full-length record and it was recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana from November ’14 through January ’15. The record, according to the duo, marks “a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role.”

That’s the cover art below. Both the sleeve for the LP and the CD will be made of actual red velvet. With a limited, “Loser Edition,” on clear vinyl available for pre-order on Sub Pop’s website while supplies last. As for its name, “Depression Cherry is a color, a place, a feeling, an energy… that describes the place you arrive as you move through the endlessly varied trips of existence…”

Legrand, and Scally will embark on a world tour starting in mid August with a two night stop at the Fonda Theatre on 12/8 and 12/9. Tickets for these two shows go on sale this Friday, May 29, at 10:00 a.m. via AXS for $30.00 each plus service fees.

This is pure speculation on my part, but I think they’re, come January 2o16, going to be on the line-up poster of that festival that takes place in the So Cal desert. What’s it called it again? 

Depression Cherry

Depression Cherry is out August 28 via Sub Pop.

Wolf Alice

London four-piece Wolf Alice have unveiled the video for their heavy (and really great) song, “Giant Peach.” The video features British comedy actor Tony Gardner as the band’s awful tour-manager. He books them a gig at working-men’s club, and has them dress-up like Robin Hood’s Band of Thieves for their video-shoot in the forest. Not only is it funny, it’s also a perfect tongue-in-cheek encapsulation of what tends to happen to a band when they fall into the wrong hands in the music industry. Check it out below.

Wolf Alice’s debut-album, My Love Is Cool, is out 6/23.