INDIE NEWS REEL: 4/22

by charles poladian

After Coachella, it seems like everyone is trying to catch their breath. Another big festival is in the news, and there’s always something brewing on the concert scene. There are also amazing new tracks from Major Lazer and Sonic Youth. The Major Lazer jam features Santogold and it’s something otherworldly. So without further adieu, let’s get on with the Reel!

Artist: Sonic Youth
Song: Sacred Trixter
Artist: Major Lazer
Song: Hold the Line


LOLLAPALOOZA LINEUP BRINGS NEW & OLD

A good portion of Lollapalooza’s lineup leaked already. Having previously known Depeche Mode, Tool, The Killers, Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction, and Kings of Leon would be the headliners before the initial lineup puts a damper on things. Other notables include Lou Reed, Arctic Monkeys, Snoop Dog, Vampire Weekend, TV on the Radio, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective, Band of Horses, The Decemberists, Passion Pit, Friendly Fires as well as DJ acts MSTRKRFT, A-Trak, and Simian Mobile Disco. For the full lineup, click here. For tickets, you can get them here.

PASSION PIT UNVEILS “THE REELING”

After “Sleepyhead” turned blogs and the internet on its ear, Passion Pit is back and their debut LP Manners is set to be unleashed May 19th. This video is even crazier than the one for “Sleepyhead”, lots of cool effects to be seen. The song is slick with numerous tricks that catch you off guard and further expands the sound of the band. Sorta electronic, bombastic, a little bit of R&B, a dash of rock and some early house influences and you got the recipe for a great track.

METRIC FEELS THE PRESSURE OF BEING ALIVE

Fantasies is out now, and the latest single “Help, I’m Alive” has a new video. Plenty of pictures of hearts and hammers fill the screen as you get various shots of the band playing and Emily Haines singing. The song has a nice hook and has a great pace to it.

FREE SHOWS @ THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT

Although the lineup has yet to be announced officially, Brooklyn Vegan managed to get the initial schedule. Some good shows are to be had in the middle of July. Some of these include Here We Go Magic on July 3rd and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart on July 10th. The show I’m most looking forward to is the July 24th show featuring Black Moth Super Rainbow! The official website has no new news yet, but that will change soon.

HARLEM SHAKES HIT THE TOWN

As we have previously stated the Harlem Shakes are going to be everywhere this year. Already touring with Passion Pit, Harlem Shakes now have 3 additional New York Shows. The first show is this Thursday at Starr Space in Brooklyn. It’s to celebrate artist Jules De Balincourt, who created the painting they used as the cover for Technicolor Health. Tickets are $8 for that. They have a free show May 6th at Pianos, and a July 1st Bowery Ballroom show. Tix are on sale Friday. Thanks again to Brooklyn Vegan for that scoop.

QUICK HITS

Kings of Leon have a show on 9/12 at the Izod Center Nassau Coliseum on 9/14.

The Enemy (UK) announced a Bowery Ballroom show for 6/22.

Did you see Bananaz yet?

The Juan MacLean and The Field announced a 6/20 Webster Hall show.

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