We are starting the Summer off right, as Wind-up has officially added Australia's indie-pop group, Strange Talk, to the family. Already having grabbed the #1 spot on the blog charts, Strange Talk will release their self-produced debut album, Cast Away, in the States on August 20, 2013.
You should probably get your dancing shoes worn in early, though, so go ahead and download a free song here and pre-order the new album here or pick up the EP on iTunes here! And if you're the kind of person that wears shirts, we have some exclusive tees are also available with the pre-order!
Critical acclaim has circulated early and often around Strange Talk, as Rolling Stone in Australia recently gave Cast Away a whopping four out of five star review, describing it as "Equal parts Cut Copy and Daft Punk with pinches of Eighties pop, Strange Talk's album is a fizzy cocktail of synths, breathy vocals and tinny drums."
Strange Talk has drawn comparisons to Passion Pit, MGMT, and Vampire Weekend, in addition to having played shows with The Rapture and Neon Indian and Foster The People. Good enough company? We think so too.
The band will also be coming to the US for some shows in August, so stay tuned to the band online in the meantime for updates on music, tour dates, remixes, videos & more at http://www.strangetalkmusic.com
Happy release day to FILTER! Their new album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, can be found just about everywhere, so find your favorite store below and get to clicking!
Grab The Virginmarys' album, King of Conflict, for $6.99 while you can before it reverts back to full-price! http://ow.ly/lFoSu
A huge congrats to ARANDA who just had their song, "Satisfied (acoustic)" hit #1 on Amazon mp3's "Rock" charts! Make sure to grab it for yourself at http://ow.ly/lEVur
Earlier this year The Darkness stopped by Amazon MP3 to perform a few songs. And now the fans get to enjoy the same performance Amazon got! Check out an exclusive video RIGHT HERE and if you like it, Amazon has sweetened the syrup with a limited-time price on the album. Hot Damn get me some Hot Cakes...
Genevieve (of Company of Thieves) has been in the studio working on some new material. She’s giving you a chance to get one of the tracks for free HERE. If you want to stay up to date with what she is working on make sure to LIKE her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter and repin her post on Pinterest.
NEW YORK, NY (May 31, 2013) – If the names Clayton Stroope (Vocals), Drew Cribley (Guitar) and Paul Niedermier (Drums) sound familiar, it’s because you’ve heard them before. The Bay Area band Midnight Cinema is a reincarnation of sorts of the Gold selling band Thriving Ivory and will release their self-titled debut EP on July 9, 2013.
All of the songs on the five-track EP cover the spectrum of the ins and outs of relationships, love and life (track listing below). And beginning today, you can get a free track “Hurricane” from their upcoming EP on Midnight Cinema’s website.
After having huge success with Thriving Ivory and following their self-titled Wind-up Records debut album on June 24, 2008 - the album reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart on the strength of certified Gold single "Angels on the Moon,” selling over 500,000 copies; they were also chosen by VH1 as a “You Oughta Know” artist, and their second studio album, Through Yourself & Back Again which was released on September 14, 2010.
Their relentless touring schedule took a toll on the band and while on the road in support of Through Yourself & Back Again, personal issues arose and founding member Scott Jason decided to part ways with the band. The remaining three band members continued with the tour. It was during a stop in New York when Clayton, Drew and Paul met with Gregg Wattenberg and Derek Fuhrmann for a writing session. Subsequent sessions followed; they felt they something special immediately starting to build and with this new burst of adrenaline and creativity, Midnight Cinema was born.
Midnight Cinema will make their debut with a special performance at Café Du Nord in San Francisco on July 23, 2013.
Track Listing For Midnight Cinema EP:
- Crazy Beautiful
- Holding My Breath
- Burn Me Now
Civil Twilight has been selected to play the amazing bill for this year's First City Festival in Monterey, CA! Tickets are on sale now at http://www.firstcityfestival.com. This year, Civil Twilight has the honor of playing alongside indie-rock legends, Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, MGMT, Beach House & more!
Amazon mp3 has selected Wind-up's very own Young Guns and their song "Bones" to be this week's "Song of the Week"! You can grab the track for a limited-time price of $.69 here! http://ow.ly/ly5Dr
We're less than a week away from Filter's new album release of The Sun Comes Out Tonight! To celebrate and get some last minute hype up, we have partnered with Superglued to launch a contest/giveaway for a chance to win a SIGNED Filter guitar + GOLD 12" vinyl! Check it out and enter for yourself at http://superglued.com/filter
Check out the premier of Filter's new album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, streaming in full now at Revolver.com. The album will be released through Wind-up records on June 4th. Listen to the album and check out the premiere here: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/exclusive-album-premiere-filter-the-sun-comes-out-tonight.html