Art Contest hijacks the local pep rally with "Sports", the latest single from upcoming album Two Songs (out 6/2) and the band's first new track since last year. Premiered today via My Old Kentucky Blog, make sure to respect the home team and stream it below.
It's almost here.
Athens math rock duo Art Contest have announced that June 2nd will see the official release of their long-awaited psych-pop opus, Two Songs. Originally scheduled to drop in late 2015, the initial production of Two Songs ran into a bevvy of obstacles, all stemming from an Athens home invasion that left the band without vital equipment and most of their original recordings.
Says guitarist Cole Monroe, "Putting the album together two times over two years has proven to be a challenge and, consequently, it's the most unique production either of us have ever worked on. Two Songs reflects us, the way we perceive these songs, the world they now live in, and we aim to challenge the concepts of rock music and production with it."
TWO SONGS TRACKLIST
03 Art Project
05 Ready Play
06 Wall Ball
07 Trophy Wife
11 Tokyo Megaplex
14 Two Songs
15 No More Thinking!!
16 Mortal Grind
Last week, the band chronicled this experience in further detail on their Facebook page as well as released updated versions of Two Songs singles, "Wall Ball" and "Tokyo Megaplex". You can stream both singles below. In the meantime, stay tuned for more new music on the way soon.
Watch Art Contest perform "RGB" via BalconyTV, live atop Atlanta's legendary Tabernacle.
Hang on tight with Flower's official music video for "Hysteria", now premiering at Brightest Young Things.
After sharing stages in 2016 with legendary acts like Dinosaur Jr., American Football, L7, and Thursday, the band returns to the stage in the weeks ahead with new East Coast tour dates for the Spring.
4/28 - Brooklyn, NY (The Gutter Bar)
4/30 - Philadelphia, PA (The Barbary)
5/01 - Baltimore, MD (The Windup Space)
5/03 - Raleigh, NC (Schoolkids Records)
5/04 - Charlotte, NC (The Milestone)
5/06 - Greenville, SC (The Radio Room)
5/07 - Birmingham, AL (The Nick)
The wait is over. Atlanta alt-punk trio Flower have officially unleashed their new EP, Death by Internet, via Megafuss Records. Grab a copy today on Bandcamp or stream it in full below.
Kickstart your day with "Hysteria", the hyperactive new single from Atlanta alt-punk trio Flower. It's premiering today via New Noise Magazine and is the first taste from their upcoming record Death by Internet.
Gazing into the menacing 21st-century zeitgeist with Death by Internet, Flower delivers a blistering follow-up EP to 2015's full-length debut Waste of Life. A natural evolution from its deeply personal predecessor, Death by Internet viciously challenges our desperate reliance on an alienating network of disconnected imagery over the course of a three song full-sensory assault.
Says frontman Jack Fowler, "Everything's a joke, defining ourselves by our social media pages, becoming hysterical recluses. That's death by internet. Addiction. Agoraphobia. Loneliness and longing. You are so much more than your profile on the internet."
Relationships, ideas, thoughts, information -- with Death by Internet, Flower dismantles how we process them all, leaving the listener amidst the pieces of a fractured culture, too complacent to rebuild.
It's official -- Atlanta-based indie folk band God Bless Relative's debut album, The Bay of Gordon | The South, is available now. Splash into the coastal sensations and stream it in full below.
Following a year of non-stop touring in support of their critically acclaimed debut, Waste of Life, Atlanta alt-rock act Flower show no signs of slowing down in 2017, revealing plans to release a new EP, Death by Internet, later next month.
"We have a lot of material that we've just been sitting on," says frontman Jack Fowler. "Last year was so busy. We're just excited to share the new music and play more sweaty basements again."
Flower return to the road this spring after sharing stages in 2016 with legendary acts like Dinosaur Jr., American Football, L7, and Thursday. Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for a list of East Coast tour dates.
Death by Internet officially arrives on March 31st via Megafuss Records.
RIYL: Built To Spill, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Cloud Nothings
Watch Flower perform "Deathly Ill", taken from their debut album, for Immersive Atlanta's RECORD/RECEIVE live-to-tape series.
Splash into the coastal sensations of "Consolidate", the new single by Atlanta's God Bless Relative, from the band's upcoming debut album The Bay of Gordon | The South.
A sunny indie folk-pop stunner, "Consolidate" is now streaming exclusively over at Immersive Atlanta.
With a handful of new shows on the horizon and more to follow, Dear Blanca have announced the upcoming release of a 12” vinyl split featuring both 2016 EPs – I Don’t Mean to Dwell and To Tell A Half-Truth. That’s right, TWO EP’s as ONE LP. Officially available March 3rd, pre-order your own copy today via the Dear Blanca Bandcamp and catch the band on the road next month at one of the dates below.
03/03 - Greenville, SC (Cabin Floor Records)
03/04 - Rock Hill, SC (The Courtroom)
03/10 - Charleston, SC (The Royal American)
03/17 - Columbia, SC (New Brookland Tavern)
03/24 - Savannah, GA (El Rocko)
03/25 - Atlanta, GA (Rowdy Dowdy)
Watch Dear Blanca perform “Joint Effort” from atop Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewery.
Atlanta's The Georgia Flood embarks on the second half of their national tour this week supporting Los Angeles-based powerhouse indie-rockers Dorothy. Catch the band in your hometown straight off the heels of their stellar 2016 record, People Like Ourselves. All upcoming dates are listed below.