Japandroids will get things going at the Vans showcase on opening night of House of Vans at the Mohawk during SXSW Music this week. The last time we caught this band was actually here in Austin as well. Check out their music video for ‘The House That Heaven Built’ below and check back all week for more photos, videos, and a live webcast from House of Vans.
Skeletonwitch will be closing things out at House of Vans at The Mohawk for our first day party on Wednesday March 13th. That party is free, but if you can’t make it we’ll be webcasting live at vans.com/sxsw. Check out their video for ‘The Infernal Resurrection’ below.
These days, SoCal’s Matt Costa would blend seamlessly into the setting of a secluded little mountainside cabin. “A moody record,” he says of his new self-titled album, released this week. He recently sat down with OffTheWall.TV to talk about the new record, the inspiration behind the album’s artwork, and treat us to a live acoustic performance of a new song, “Laura Lee.”
Get behind the wheel, because No Doubt are celebrating their 25-year anniversary with a brand spankin’ new video for the track “Settle Down”.
The pop/ska/rock pioneers are mixing it up again, throwing a bit of reggae flavor into this summer jam. It’s a jump back to the Rock Steady era, with that original style that No Doubt always seems to pull off. Crack open the leftover fireworks, trick out your truck, and join the dance party that is “Settle Down.”
The new album is coming September 25th. How do you guys feel about the first single??
Another fresh new music video to sink your teeth into: OFF! just released a little spitfire of a video for the song “Cracked”. I’m sure you’ve seen those guys and gals paid to hold signs on the street, telling us to buy sandwiches and cell phones and whatnot. Sometimes they’re dressed up as monkeys or Lady Liberty, as if embarrassing outfits really drive up business factors. Turns out the key to awesome sign spinning isn’t costumes, it’s a lil’ bit of OFF! on the cassette deck.
If you want to up your game on the sign spinning business, the band just released a smashing little record last month. You can pick it up now on iTunes, as well as on vinyl or CD.
Turbonegro are back and at ‘em, taking over the world in black and white. The video for “You Give Me Worms” is a pretty killer compilation of behind-the-scenes footage and live shots. Take a look into the Turbo headquarters, as they prep up for show time. I’m particularly fond of the old guy chilling on the balcony around 1:11.
The new album, Sexual Harassment, releases next week (June 13th!), but you can pick up “You Give Me Worms” right now on iTunes.
Yesterday, I took a trip down to the coast to watch the waves hit the rocks and smell that salty ocean air. My oh my, what a glorious feeling. Even if it’s Monday now and there may be a bit of June gloom hanging in the air, that’s no reason not to enjoy that beachy summer feeling.
Plug in the headphones, or turn up your speakers, and take a three-minute break from life with one of my favorite Matt Costa tracks. This little bubble of acoustic goodness comes from the 2006 album Songs We Sing, and if you don’t already own a copy, it may just be the perfect addition to your summer playlist.
It was just a few months back that we were piling on our hoodies, cranking up the heater, and stopping by our local record stores for a copy of Anthony Green’s album Beautiful Things.
Rolling Stone filmed a live video of “Moon Song” at Anthony’s show at the Fox Theatre in Pomona, CA this past February. You can check him rockin’ to exhaustion under some pretty purple lights right here.
You may know him from System of a Down, but Serj Tankian has been crafting tracks as part of a solo career for quite the while. For his upcoming third CD, he even used an iPad to help assemble a few of the tracks. Needless to say, Serj has his talent on lockdown.
The release date for his newest CD, Harakiri, is finally on the horizon. You can pre-order the CD or a killer limited edition bundle to be delivered right to your doorstep just in time for the July 10th release. Plus, $2 from the sale of each album/bundle will be donated to a non-profit to fight world hunger.
In this video teaser for the album’s first single “Figure It Out”, two thugs kidnap and torture an innocent mailbox. Now how is the mailman ever going to get those copies of Harakiri delivered?
If Thee Oh Sees wanted to start a riot, they could. That’s how good their shows are. In fact, the amount of fun you will have at their live show is guaranteed to rival the amount of love you already have for their studio recorded albums. Their mix of psychedelic and lo-fi garage cacophony is wrapped up in a quirkiness that is distinctly their own. Drop this on a stage along with the band’s infectious energy, and you’ve got yourself a good night, and possibly a black-eye.
Their music video for “Meat Step Lively” provides a pretty accurate depiction of what it’s like to attend their show, just imagine you had three-framed looped vision as well.
They’re playing their last small venue show (in their hometown of San Francisco on May 16), before hitting up all points of the Europe and the US and whipping up a storm with the masses at a music festival near you:
16 May 2012 Brick and Mortar San Francisco CA 25 May 2012 France St Brieuc Art Rock Fest 26 May 2012 UK Brighton Hydrant 27 May 2012 UK London ATP 29 May 2012 France Nantes Stereo Lux 30 May 2012 France Bordeaux Docks 31 May 2012 Spain Barcelona Primavera Sound Fest 1 June 2012 France Limoges La Fourmi 2 June 2012 France Lyon Clacson 4 June 2012 Greece Athens An Club 6 june 2012 France Paris Point Ephémère 8 june 2012 Portugal Porto Primavera Sound Fest 10 June 2012 France Marseille La Machine à Coudre 11 June 2012 Italy Milan Magnolia 12 June 2012 Italy Ravenna Hana-Bi 13 June 2012 Italy Rome Init 14 June 2012 Italy Torino Spazio 211 15 June 2012 Italy Venice Pop Corn Marghera 16 June 2012 Swiss Genéve L’Usine 18 June 2012 Holland Nijmegen Merleyn 19 June 2012 Holland Amsterdam Paradisio 20 June 2012 Belgium Kortrijk De Kreun 21 June 2012 Belgium Bruxelles Wartkapoen 23 June 2012 Germany Erfurt Teenitus Fest 24 June 2012 Germany Hamburg Hafen klang 26 June 2012 Sweden Stockholm Strand Club 27 June 2012 Norway Oslo Revolver 28 June 2012 Danemark Copenhague Pumpe Huset 30 June 2012 France Belfort Eurockéennes 1 July 2012 Holland Rotterdam Metropolis Fest 15 July 2012 Pitchfork Festival Chicago IL 20 July 2012 Capital Hill Block Party Seattle WA 3 August 2012 Pickathon Happy Valley OR 4 August 2012 Pickathon Happy Valley OR 5 August 2012 Woodsist Festival Big Sur CA 10 August 2012 Outside Lands Festival San Francisco CA 6 September 2012 Hopscotch Festival Raleigh NC 23 September 2012 ATP Asbury Park NJ
The Shins have constantly churned out tunes fit for a movie soundtrack. If you missed them in this year’s Coachella and didn’t get to sport your ”wow, my life is like a movie” face, then dive into this 4 minute short film that’s the latest music video for their song “The Rifles Spiral”. This stop motion animation bares gloom and charm to the likings of Tim Burton and Edward Gorey. It’s creepy, magical, and yes, there is a giant killer bunny in it.
Check out our coverage of the Shins at Coachella HERE.
Or see them with your very own eyes in a city near you:
05/26-27 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival 05/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Ampitheater 05/29 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre 05/31 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrahs Council Bluffs * 06/04 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant * 06/05 – Columbus, OH @ LC Indoor Pavilion * 06/06 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore * 06/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium * 06/09 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Ampitheatre *
Get back to the roots of west coast skate culture with OFF!’s first single from their upcoming self-titled album, due out May 8th. The punk rock supergroup is kickin’ it old school some massive surf and skate tumbles in their new video “Wiped Out”. Props to the kids making out in the midst of the pit. Ah, young punk love at its finest.