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Watch The Video For "New York" By St. Vincent

Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, just released a video for her single "New York" that was released on June 30th. The multi-instrumentalist has a knack for heavily stylized stage shows and music videos; the video for "New York" is no different. The video itself catches the eye right away with its colorful presentation. Each scene within the video has its color scheme with Annie Clark posed like a mannequin within each scene. The video, along with the piano ballad, is oddly moving. They work together (almost like a music video should) to give a great piece of art.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Announce Collaborative Album, Release New Song

Photo by Danny Cohen
Australia's wittiest songwriter and America's most relaxed guitarist have come together for a pairing made in indie music heaven. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have announced a collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, and released the first single - "Over Everything." The duo have been longtime fans of each other's music and decided to bless us with a record and a tour (featuring members of Sleater-Kinney and Warpaint as the Sea Lice). "Over Everything" possesses an infectious energy despite its unsurprisingly laid-back vibe. Check out the video and tour dates below.

Lotta Sea Lice is out October 13 via Matador.




TOUR DATES
Wednesday, October 11 – House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
Saturday, October 14 – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, October 15 – Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, October 18 – Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
Friday, October 20 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
Sa…

Watch The War On Drugs Perform Live On KEXP

The War On Drugs have been busy. On August 25th, they released the album A Deeper Understanding, which is being called an instant classic. However, they were able to find time to go record a session with Seattle public radio station, KEXP. All the songs played are from A Deeper Understanding, and the band was in perfect form. It sounded like you were listening to the record itself. The War On Drugs will be on tour from the middle of September through the end of November. You can click here to find a date close to you.

Set list:
"Pain" "Holding On" "Strangest Thing" "You Don't Have To Go"

The Flaming Lips and Mac DeMarco Announce Split EP

Mac DeMarco photo by FilmMagic; Wayne Coyne photo by Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images
Psychedelic royalty The Flaming Lips and wistful slacker Mac DeMarco will release a split EP, according to Wayne Coyne's Instagram. They will each cover three of the other's songs, including DeMarco's "Chamber of Reflection." The two acts will embark on a co-headlining tour this fall; check out dates below.


.. workin on Chamber Of Reflections for Mac DeMarco/ Flaming Lips split EP.. we( the Flaming Lips ) doing 3 Mac songs and he ( they.. the Mac DeMarco afternoon delight ensemble) doing 3 Flaming Lips songs.. hopefully on vinyl AND cassette.. #flaminglips #theflaminglips #macdemarco #houstonstrong @macdemarco @st_vincent @stellamaxwell @stevendrozd @stereogum @derek_levi_brown @the_avam @bronchoworldwide @spacefacemusic @wicked_hippie @happyhippiefdn @oczymlody @oliverhibert @vice @leochandler @reggiewatts @sordociego A post shared by Wayne Coyne (@waynecoyne5) on Aug 29, 2017 at 11:…

The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Release New Anti-Xenophobia Music Video

Photo credit: Shervin Lainez
Connecticut emo tidal wave The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have released a video for their new song, "Marine Tigers." The Ryan Sheehy-directed video depicts a three-armed man, representing the feelings of fear and being an outsider present for many people. According to lead vocalist David F. Bello, the song was written in direct response to President Donald Trump. The title of the song comes from an upcoming book by Jose Bello, David's father, about immigrating to America from Puerto Rico in the 1940s.

Always Foreign, the band's third album, comes out September 29 via Epitaph Records.

Check out the video below.

Watch The Video For Wolf Parade's "You're Dreaming"

Indie rockers Wolf Parade just released a music video for the second single, "You're Dreaming" from their upcoming record Cry Cry Cry. This will be Wolf Parades first release in seven years since their hiatus in 2011. The video is reminiscent of the stop motion animation found in a Monty Python sketch. The video features a shirtless man running in place to the beat of the song. Cry Cry Cry is set to be released on October 6th via Sub Pop Records. Wolf Parade will be on tour with Charly Bliss in September and October. You can click here for those tour dates.

Watch the Video For "DQ" From Charly Bliss

Brooklyn bubble grunge band Charly Bliss released a video for their song "DQ" off their debut record Guppy. Fitting with the bands twisted, childlike aesthetic, the video features dead dogs, nail painting, and gaming. Guppy was released in April of 2017 via Barsuk records.

Charly Bliss is on tour during September and October. Click here for tour dates.



Watch the New Music Video from Mac DeMarco

Indie rock slacker, Mac DeMarco released a video for the song "This Old Dog," and to say it is a little different would be an understatement. Coming from an album of the same name, the video for "This Old Dog" was created by multimedia artist Rachel Rossin. The music video is meant to be used with a VR device; it is supposed to be a merger of 90s video game graphics and DeMarcos sense of humor. This isn't the music video you wanted, but it is the video you needed. We couldn't have expected anything less from the purveyor of "Jizz Jazz."

Remo Drive Release New Video For "I'm My Own Doctor"

Minneapolis trio Remo Drive have gifted the world with a summer-camp themed video for the "I'm My Own Doctor." The song is a highlight from their 2017 album, Greatest Hits. Buy it here.

Check out upcoming tour dates with McAfferty below.


Watch Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit's Tiny Desk Concert

"I spent so much time on that word, and then I said the wrong one," Jason Isbell laughs off his flub during the second song, "Molotov," of his Tiny Desk Concert. The folk rocker didn't let his mess up damped his spirits during his short set. Jason Isbell's newest album, The Nashville Sound, was released earlier this summer, and the thoughts and feelings from those songs were not lost during the stripped down set.

In between songs, Jason took time to exercise his razor sharp wit. He rearranged the desk they were performing at, checked his wife's nose for boogers, and even pulled a member of the audience up to play the final song with him.

Watch the video down below, and but his record The Nashville Sound on iTunes.

Set list:  "Chaos and Clothes" "Molotov" "Last of My Kind"

Wake Up Sheeple! Alex Jones Prison Planet Is Here to Break Your Social Conditioning

Alex Jones is know best as the InfoWars truther whose God given task is to free America from the tyranny of liberals. You've heard his rants about, "making the frogs gay." You have probably watched the red faced talking head tell us the hardcore, real truth; however, have you heard his most recent project? The Alex Jone Prison Planet is the most real music you will ever listen to. Fronted by the master of truth himself, The Alex Jones Prison Planet (TAJPP) breaks your social conditioning through some of the heaviest music you've ever heard.

Since the inception of TAJPP, Alex Jones has released two EPs. Cursed To Hell was released in March of this year, and Crush The Parasites was released in July. Both are punishing to listen to, and they pull no punches when it comes to what Obama and Hillary actually are or poisonous fluoride being put in the water.

After listening to both EPs back to back, the ability to see what has been done to America is so evidently clear. It…

Remo Drive Release Audiotree Session

Credit: Remo Drive Instagram
Live albums are often difficult. They usually land somewhere between the rawness of the actual performance and the relative precision of the studio. Fortunately, Minnesota emo band Remo Drive have delivered a satisfying live session from Audiotree. The set covers highlights from March's Greatest Hits, such as "Art School," "Strawberita," and the single - "Yer Killin' Me."
Check it out on Bandcamp and Spotify below.
Remo Drive - Audiotree Live by Remo Drive

Check Out New Album From Calvin Heights

Minneapolis indie rockers, Calvin Heights released their newest album Worst Calligraphy today (August 25th). This album marks a change up in the bands sound from the more straight ahead indie rock that was featured on the previous releases, Self Untitled and Tales of theConfident Man. Worst Calligraphy isn't a total departure from the sound they cultivated over the last releases; it's more frontman Brett Carey taking all his influences, add in a love for experimental music, and mixing them into a slurry of musical expression. This album features more than just the usual instrumentation found on a Calvin Heights record. There are a lot more strings, horns, and keys to help create a chaotic, dense sonic landscape. This album focuses more on creating the perfect mood than writing a typical song.

An EP titled The Possession of the Deers Feet: Prologue was released at the beginning of 2017. The EP explored the more experimental nature of Worst Calligraphy, and it is a companion t…

New Music Friday 8/24/17

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Music fans rejoice, we have been blessed this day.

Remo Drive - Audiotree Live

Local punks released their live Audiotree session. Includes highlights from their 2017 debut album, Greatest Hits.



Lil Uzi Vert - Luv is Rage 2

Philadelphia rapper releases his debut album, including "XO TOUR Llif3." This follows his Luv is Rage 1.5 EP from earlier this year.



Queens of the Stone Age - Villains

Hard rock kings unleash their seventh studio album. Produced entirely by Mark Ronson, it was preceded by singles "The Way You Used to Do" and "The Evil Has Landed." Their previous album was 2013's ...Like Clockwork.




Iron & Wine - Beast Epic

Sam Beam presents his next folk-rock triumph, including "Call It Dreaming." Follows his collaborative album with Jesca Hoop in 2016, Love Letter for Fire.



BROCKHAMPTON - SATURATION II

2017's hottest boy band follow up June's SATURATION with another dose of pure flames.
Singles include "GUMMY,&q…

Beach Slang Gets A Redesign As Quiet Slang

Philadelphia punk rocker and Beach Slang frontman James Alex has decided to take a step back from loud anthemic punk. A clip of a piano rendition of the song "Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas" popped up on Beach Slang's Youtube account a few weeks ago, and on August 24th the full song was released. The single comes before the next release from the punk who never grew up. However, the new EP We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags is not billed as a Beach Slang release. Instead, its being released on the moniker Quiet Slang.

James Alex began touring under the name Quiet Slang late last year when he had to tour as a solo act after the drummer, JP Fletcher, quit before the tour and guitarist, Ruben Gallego, was fired over sexual assault allegations.

We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags will not feature the loud rock guitars that Beach Slang is known for. Instead cellos, pianos, and vocals will make up a softer, more gentile sound on the EP. The EP is available for pre-sale now on

Interviews Come to Life With Blank on Blank

For those of you nerds who like listening, or watching interviews from important people, there is a series on Youtube just for you. Quoted Studios, in collaboration with the PBS Digital Studios, have an ongoing a project called Blank on Blank. Using interviews from important people from all facets of life, Blank on Blank has set out to preserve and reimagine what the interviewee says through animation.

The non profit adds life to what would be a disembodied voice. Blank on Blank takes the tonal quality and inflection from the person being interviewed to bring their stories to life. They not only recreate the interaction between interviewer and interviewee, but they recreate the situation being talked about.  The series covers everyone from musicians like Jimi Hendrix, to writers like Charles Bukowski, to scientists like Carl Sagan, and actors like Meryl Streep.

Blank on Blank is cool take on preserving important interviews. If you are looking for a snapshot into the mind of your favo…

Stream The New Album From The War On Drugs Now

The War On Drugs new album A Deeper Understanding is set to be released Friday, August 25th. Music publications, like Stereogum, have said that A Deeper Understanding is an instant classic. With all the songs released - "Holding On," "Thinking Of A Place," "Strangest Thing," "Pain," and "Up All Night" - we've essentially heard half the album. Now, if that isn't enough The War On Drugs for you, we have some good news everyone! The War On Drugs have blessed us with the ability to stream A Deeper Understanding for the next 24 hours. So listen (or don't) to the album while you still have the chance. The album will be released in a few days so you don't have to wait long for it. The website has been having issues with supporting all the traffic, so you may have to be patient.

Click here to listen to the stream of A Deeper Understanding.

Listen to Mess of Wires By Metz

Metz is a noise/punk rock band from Ottawa Canada. They have been putting out a steady stream of loud music since they're inception in 2008. The newest track, "Mess of Wires," is no different. Starting off with a face melting guitar riff and pummeling drum beat, "Mess of Wires," fits right in with the Metz sound. What they lack in melodic content, Metz makes up for in sheer aggression and energy. In July, they announced that their new album, Strange Peace, would be released on September 22nd via Sub Pop.

Check out "Mess of Wires" down below.


Remo Drive On Tour With McCafferty

Minnesota's own emo outfit, Remo Drive, kicked off their end of summer tour today (August 22nd). The band has been steadily growing in popularity since the release of their debut album, Greatest Hits, in March of this year. In May, Remo Drive did a short tour with fellow local indie rockers Hippo Campus, and in mid July they were able to open for Jeff Rosenstock. Through the end of August into mid September Remo drive will be embarking on a tour of the midwest and eastern US with Cleveland's McCafferty. Ear Coffee has had the opportunity to see Remo Drive play a few times and we recommend it.

Click here for tour dates

Check out Remo Drive's music video for "Crash Test Rating."

Upcoming Archie Comic to Feature Members of CHVRCHES

Sketch by Joe Eisma
CHVRCHES, the Scottish electro-pop band, is set to appear in future issues of The Archies comic. The main gang - Archie, Betty, Jughead, Veronica, and Reggie - will meet CHVRCHES while on tour, according to MTV News. CHVRCHES' vocalist, Lauren Mayberry, will serve as a role model to Betty and Veronica.

CHVRCHES' latest album was 2015's Every Open Eye, listen here.

Check out MTV's Meredith Graves reporting on The Archies and more sketches below.


Just LOOK at these awesome @CHVRCHES illustrations from @Supajoe!! pic.twitter.com/iSahC33uQZ — Crystal Bell (@crystalbell) August 21, 2017

Billy Corgan Announces New Album

Photo credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images Former The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced his first solo release - Ogilala. It will be released under his full name - William Patrick Corgan - on October 13 via BMG. The record will be produced by Rick Rubin.

 Listen to the first single "Aeronaut" below.



Check out tour dates and pre-order the album here.

Watch New Music Video From Cloud Nothings

Indie rockers Cloud Nothings released a music for the track, "Up To The Surface." The song is the opening song from their last album, Life Without Sound, that was released in January of this year. The video features a bleak, blocky world that the viewer floats through. It fits with the moody nature of the track. Cloud Nothings is set to tour with Japandroids later this year.

Click here for tour dates.

Listen to New Music From Joel Drzycimski's Aeroplane Company

For those of you unfamiliar with Joel Drzycimski's work, it isn't uncommon to hear a little bit of punk angst from the Cureton frontman. His most popular project is the pop punk duo, Cureton, which he formed with his best friend Caleb Davis. With Cureton being on hiatus this year, fans are interested to see what new things that are going to come from its members.

This afternoon a surprise release from Drzycimski's instrumental side project, Aeroplane Company, blessed the masses to help us celebrate the eclipse. The aptly titled ECLIPSE - EP features only two tracks. The first track, "Sun," is an upbeat electronic jam that gives the listener the feelings of sitting in the sunlight. While densely layered, "Sun" has a gentile quality to it. There are lots of bubbly sounding synths that float through the pads creating a swirly background.

The second track on the EP is the antithesis to "Sun." Weirdly enough, the second and final track is called &q…

Listen to the Heartbreaking New Julien Baker Song

By Wes Muilenburg

Memphis, Tennessee guitarist and songwriter Julien Baker has announced her sophomore album Turn Out the Lights, and has released a new song in anticipation. That song, "Appointments," is an emotionally devastating ballad, which is almost par for the course for Baker. It finds it identity in the same vein as her previous album, 2015's Sprained Ankle. "Appointments" is grounded by a gentle guitar riff and deliberate piano chords, drawing the focus to Baker's incredible voice. The refrain - "Maybe it's gonna turn out alright/And I know that it's not but I have to believe that it is" - echoes a sentiment that many of us can find relatable in these times of stress, anxiety, and lost love.

Listen to "Appointments" below.


Turn Out The Lights is out Oct. 27 via Matador Records.

Watch the New Music Video For The War On Drugs Song Pain

The Americana/indie rock band, The War On Drugs just released a music video for their song "Pain." Their album A Deeper Understanding is set to be released this Friday (August 25th). "Pain," was one of four songs released over the last few months to promo the album. However, this is the second music video released. A video for their song "Holding On" was released early in June. The War On Drugs has released nearly half the album to generate hype. Hopefully, they have a few tricks still hidden for the listener to discover.

A Deeper Understanding is out 8/25 via Atlantic.


Listen to the New Song From Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment

Surprise music news everyone! Taylor Bennett, Chance The Rapper's brother, shared a new playlist on SoundCloud. In a playlist titled Throwaways, there is a song titled "Gimmie A Call" featuring Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment. Throwaways popped up Saturday, August 19th. It features thirteen tracks and is supposed to only be around for a week, so listen to it before it disappears. This isn't first collaboration between Chance and Taylor. "Grown Up Fairy Tales" was released in February of 2017.

Father John Misty Takes Surly Brewing In Minneapolis

Cynical bearded folk man Josh Tillman, better known as Father John Misty, played a sold-out show at Surly Brewing in Minneapolis Saturday night (August 19th). Ear Coffee sent their two best (and only) people to the show to experience America’s favorite narcissist.
Surly Brewing pulled out all the stops for this event. You couldn’t go more than ten feet without running to a food truck, beer tent, or merch table. The food trucks offered patrons a wide variety of food from barbecue to cookies (I had a veggie dog that was pretty dope). For those early to the event, you had plenty to do to kill the time between the doors opening and the first set of the night.
The stage itself was set up like a typical festival. Concert goers stood in field with hundreds of their closest friends. If you wanted a good view of the stage, you had to take your place right away. The grounds filled up with people almost instantly. It went from a ghost town with a few people wandering around to a sea of people; t…

Father John Misty's Eulogy To The Later Performer Chuck E. Cheese

Many have been saddened by the loss of the famous Chuck E. Cheese animatronic band. None have been affected by the loss than Josh Tillman, or better known as Father John Misty. Tillman took to his Facebook Friday night (August 18th) to write a eulogy for the performer. 
Tillman compared Chuck E. Cheese to Frank Sinatra stating, 
"Chuck was an interpreter. He didn't write much, outside of his seminal "Happy Birthday" but neither did Frank fucking Sinatra. Like Sinatra, Chuck wasn't "the best". But he had a style, and style cannot be taught..."
 He went to praise Chuck's work ethic. Tillman said, 
"I can appreciate firsthand not only the strain of trying to sustain a flow of creativity for so long but the rigorous, pretty unexotic feat of physical endurance just getting through a few hundred shows a year, plus all the travel, is." 
Josh Tillman's love and appreciation for the musical mouse was not lost on readers. Chuck Entertainment Ch…