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"Young Enough" by Charly Bliss out today

Charly Bliss have released their highly anticipated sophomore album, Young Enough. To celebrate the album, Charly Bliss launched CBTV, a 24-hour streaming channel featuring the band's original reality TV show Ignorance is Bliss, behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Young Enough, a cooking show, never-before-seen home videos, a drunken retelling of the history of Charly Bliss, CBTV's Cribs, and much more.

Charly Bliss are out on tour now — find a full list of dates here, including their recently added dates in Canada with band pals PUP, and a show at New York's Radio City Music Hall supporting CHVRCHES. 10 May 2019

Chris Staples has a new album

Barsuk is excited to share the news: Chris Staples has a new album, called Holy Moly. It'll be out June 28th, but NPR's All Songs Considered premiered the track "Everybody Said" this week (listen here) and you can pre-order the album now on red or blue vinyl! 19 Apr 2019

Charly Bliss share "Hard To Believe" video

Charly Bliss shared a video for "Hard To Believe" today, the latest from their highly anticipated new album, Young Enough. Noisey, who premiered the Henry Kaplan-directed video today is saying "the Brooklyn band's latest preview of their forthcoming sophomore effort might be their best yet." and is calling it "an anthemic, literal kiss-off that features one of the band's most explosive choruses of their catalogue."

While the video is a playful homage to A Perfect Circle's "Judith", of the song Eva Hendricks says: "'Hard To Believe' is a song about being addicted to a bad relationship, and the endless cycle of trying and failing to end one.

"We shot the video on 35mm film over two days with our close friend Henry Kaplan 24 hours after returning from SXSW. Henry did a spectacular job of incorporating each of our personalities into this video, as well as providing a slightly fantastical, but ultimately realistic portrayal of a typical band practice. While we're running songs, each band-member usually has their own inner-monologue running of either things they're distracted by, or things they'd rather be doing. This video feels extremely 'us' and I don't think we could have made it with anyone else."

Young Enough is available for pre-order now and due out May 10. 10 Apr 2019

Listen to Steady Holiday's cover of "Holiday"

Today, Stereogum premiered Steady Holiday's cover of Weezer's "Holiday", calling it "minimal while still retaining its stickiness". Listen here. 05 Apr 2019

Small Feet's "Bad Science" video premieres via Billboard

In anticipation of the upcoming release of With Psychic Powers, the sophomore effort from Swedish artist Small Feet out tomorrow, Billboard is premiering the video for the track "Bad Science."

Small Feet also recently premiered the first single from With Psychic Powers, "Let the Guys Down," via Brooklyn Vegan, as well as the video for the track "Masquerade" via FLOOD. Of the "Masquerade" video, FLOOD notes, "The song's delicate yearnings and shuffled rhythms are visualized through a conceptual music video that mirrors the lyrics' frustrations. The clip takes a profound look at modern mating rituals, often reduced to little more than an exchange of staged photographs."

Small Feet is set to tour Europe throughout the spring in support of the new album. 28 Mar 2019

Nada Surf debut single "Song for Congress"

Nada Surf have shared a video for the stand-alone single "Song for Congress", available now at digital services everywhere. Matthew Caws, front man for the critically acclaimed New York trio, says, "I've written a few political songs over the years but most of them have remained in a desk drawer unfinished – they're hard to write and can feel futile. But when I read about the separation of families at the US-Mexico border, I felt compelled to try again. Like most people learning of the tragic situation there, I was outraged and upset. After calling the offices of my state representatives and leaving messages urging them to take some kind of action, I wished there was something more I could do. A thought occurred to me: what if I could speak directly to a congressperson or senator through a song? I knew that anyone on Capitol Hill actually hearing it was a moonshot, but I also knew that music can travel in unexpected ways and that it was at least worth trying."

Caws has posted more about the process of writing the song, the experience of touring the Capitol building with former House Speaker John Boehner's Deputy Chief of Staff, his "long American roots" (as he refers to in the song) and his thoughts on living through these tumultuous times on the band's social media accounts, which you can read here. 27 Mar 2019

Charly Bliss share "Chatroom" video

Today, Charly Bliss have shared a video for "Chatroom", the second single from their highly anticipated new album, Young Enough. Jezebel, who debuted the Maegan Houang-directed video today and spoke with the band's Eva Hendricks, are calling it "rage therapy through pop music".

Of the song Hendricks says, "I was sexually assaulted by someone I dated and I wrote 'Chatroom,' and most of Young Enough, as a way of processing that experience and explaining it to myself. 'Chatroom' is a song about reaching ecstatic joy through consuming rage. Simply put, it's a colossal 'fuck you' and a celebration of reaching the point of a 'fuck you' that isn't diluted by self-blame or apologies.

"I feel so lucky to have worked with Maegan Houang on this video. I felt an immediate sense of mutual trust, and she produced a treatment that directly addresses the themes of trauma, misogyny and mind control without resorting to a literal representation of the lyrics. It's tonally the darkest video we've ever made, and I think it anchors the intent of song which might otherwise be obscured by the fact that it's also our most direct foray into larger-than-life pop music."

Young Enough is available for pre-order now and due out May 10. Additionally, Charly Bliss has announced an extensive North American headlining tour this summer and European tour in May. 06 Mar 2019

Benjamin Gibbard Record Store Day single

For Record Store Day 2019, we'll be releasing Benjamin Gibbard's Me and Magdalena / The Concept, an entry from the Fug Yep Soundation series.

The 7" single features two unreleased tracks taken from separate sessions Gibbard did with Richard Swift, the renowned singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who tragically passed away in 2018. Net proceeds will go to the Swift family and two incredible organizations, MusiCares and Music Support UK. More info at recordstoreday.com. 01 Mar 2019

Charly Bliss announce new album, premiere video for "Capacity"

Charly Bliss have announced their highly anticipated new album, Young Enough, with a video for its lead single "Capacity". The band spoke with The FADER about the forthcoming album and said "Capacity" is "an anti-people pleaser anthem, and the whole album is a celebration of extreme, expedited growth. The songs are about a really dark, difficult moment in my life, and how it feels to come out at the other end of something like that. Sometimes, in order to grow you have to take stock of your behavior and thought patterns, as well as people who once served you but don't anymore." Young Enough is available for pre-order now, and out May 10th. 06 Feb 2019

Small Feet "With Psychic Powers"

With Psychic Powers, the sophomore effort from Swedish artist Small Feet, is due March 29. In anticipation of the upcoming release Brooklyn Vegan is premiering the album's first single, "Let the Guys Down." Listen to the track at Brooklyn Vegan.

Recorded over the winter of 2017-18 at frontman and songwriter Simon Stålhamre's own Studio Kvastis in Stockholm, the album marks a move in a more experimental direction from Stålhamre's critically acclaimed debut full-length, 2015's From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like the Ocean which received praise from The New York Times, NPR/WXPN's "World Café," Clash, MOJO, KEXP and many more while earning Stålhamre positive comparisons to Neil Young and Jason Molina. 31 Jan 2019

Active Bird Community premieres new track via Stereogum

Brooklyn-based Active Bird Community today shared a new track "Somewhere ft. Samia" via Stereogum. ABC's lead guitarist Andrew Wolfson says, "'Somewhere' is a song about escapism. I wrote it during a time in my life when I experienced the most intense effects of alcoholism and depression. I'm happy to say I've been alcohol-free for over a year and I plan to spend the rest of my life that way. I feel extremely lucky to have had Samia breathe new life into this song and help turn it into something of its own." Samia adds, "'Somewhere' is so powerfully sincere. Andrew's voice is heartbreaking and his lyrics are, somehow, ambiguous without leaving anything unsaid. It's an honor to sing on this song and to know this band."

The new collaborative single follows the release of Active Bird Community's latest album Amends, and an extensive North American headlining tour with Samia supporting last fall. The band has also announced their next and biggest headlining hometown show to date at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on March 2nd. They're currently on tour with Charly Bliss. 17 Jan 2019

Laura Gibson premieres self-directed video for "I Don't Want Your Voice To Move Me"

Laura Gibson premiered her new video for "I Don't Want Your Voice To Move Me," off her acclaimed album Goners, via Brooklyn Vegan. Directed by Gibson herself, the video was shot over two days across her home state of Oregon, from the forest near Portland, to the Alvord Desert in the Southeastern corner of the state.

Gibson has also been named a curator for the Joyful Noise Recordings White Label Series that highlights favorite unknown or under-appreciated artists (other 2019 curators include St Vincent, Julianna Barwick, Circuit des Yeux, Prince Rama, Sondra Lerche, Thurston Moore, Yonatan Gat). She has selected Kele Goodwin's 2010 album, Hymns, which has never been issued on vinyl and will be released via the series next month. Gibson and Goodwin will be performing two special Oregon shows to celebrate the release, on March 21st in Sisters and March 23rd in Portland.

Gibson is currently on the road in support of Goners. 16 Jan 2019

Barsuk's 20th and Mary's Place

Hundreds of families are outside in the cold and wet in Seattle each night. Mary's Place is an organization that provides safe, inclusive shelter and services to support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. For our 20th anniversary, Barsuk is committed to raising money to help bring homeless moms, dads, and kids inside to shelter — join us to help our neighbors in need by checking out Mary's Place and using the 'Give Now' button. Thanks for your support! 10 Dec 2018