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Welcome to Future Sounds vol. 5!

Every other week, Ghettoblaster brings you a playlist of singles from upcoming albums to excite and entice your ears.  Below you’ll find the entire playlist via Spotify as well as Playlist Highlights, which are songs that really stand out as essential listening.  So please sit back, relax and treat yourself to some seriously great music.


 

Outer Spaces – “I Saw You”

Outer Spaces is a new addition to the ever stellar Don Giovanni lineup, and it finds the label showcasing their softer side.  “I Saw You” is the first taste of the upcoming album A Shedding Snake and the appeal of Outer Spaces is abundantly clear over the course of this track.  This is nicely subtle but still intricate indie-rock with a wonderfully bright melodic chorus and an edge of darkness in the lyrics.  Outer Spaces cites Murmur-era Michael Stipe as an influence in songwriting and tone and the overall feel of the song is definitely reminiscent of this point of reference.  A Shedding Snake is out 5-27 via Don Giovanni.


Twin Peaks – “Holding Roses”

There is nothing quite like a great classic pop-rock song and straight out of the gate “Holding Roses” seems to be taken from a playlist of seminal classics.  Twin Peaks have crafted an immensely catchy gem with this song, combining smooth guitar riffs, clanking piano and a soaring chorus that will pop back into your head days later.  “Holding Roses” is the third taste they have provided from their upcoming album Down in Heaven, out on 5/13 via Grand Jury, and is definitely the best song of the bunch so far.


 

Islands – “The Joke”

Ever since Nick Diamonds appeared on the scene as a member of The Unicorns there has been something special about his songwriting ability.  He has been able to endure some big stylistic changes over the years, releasing albums in the band Islands as well as under the name Nick Diamonds.  Islands is now prepping two albums to be simultaneously released by Manque Music on 5/13.  The two albums find Islands showing off two different styles in which they thrive.  Taste will be the more synth driven pop-rock record, while Should I Remain Here at Sea? will focus on straightforward guitar driven pop-rock.  Islands has released several singles in pairs of twos over the course of the last couple months, but “The Joke” from Taste sticks out from the bunch.  This is a very catchy, very dance-able song with a synth line straight out of The Good the Bad and the Ugly.  All of the singles from both albums have been stellar thus far making this duo of albums a definite must listen in May.


 

Car Seat Headrest – “Fill in the Blank”

Teens of Denial is already set to send Car Seat Headrest into indie rock superstardom.  Critics from all over the map have been heaping immense praise on the album for weeks now.  Most noticeably the crew at NPR’s All Songs Considered, as well as the folks at Stereogum, have essentially said it is one of the best rock albums in a while, and thus far Car Seat Headrest has been proving them right with single after single of solid rock music.  “Fill in the Blank” is the opening track of Teens of Denial and is a wonderful start and stop catchy rock song that is most fun to listen to when turned up really loud.  Teens of Denial is out 5/20 via Matador.


 

KAYTRANADA – “Glowed Up” feat. Anderson Paak

KAYTRANADA has been collaborating on other artists’ songs for a long time and is finally set to drop his debut album 99.9% on 5/6 via XL.  “Glowed Up” finds KAYTRANADA tapping into the unstoppable force of energy of 2016, otherwise known as Anderson Paak, who has been collaborating on tracks with almost everyone and also released one of the best albums of the year thus far with Malibu.  Despite the already countless really good tracks Paak has been on, “Glowed Up” may be the best yet as it essentially two fantastic tracks in one.  The first part finds Paak rapping expertly over dreamy synth layers.  All of a sudden about halfway into the song, the music drastically changes and so does Paak’s delivery.  The synths now settle into a deep groove and Paak once again proves his double threat vocal status as he beautifully croons out the rest of the song.  This is an exciting song, which reveals more of itself with each repeated listen, and also makes the upcoming album from KAYTRANADA something to look forward to.


 

PAWS – “No Grace”

PAWS is a pop-punk trio from Scotland who are prepping their debut album No Grace, which is out 6/17 on FatCat Records.  The song “No Grace” is one of the catchiest and best examples of a top notch pop-punk song.  It’s loud and fast and the vocals fly along at a incredibly fast pace, culminating in a catchy, heavy chorus.  Perhaps the most fun tidbit about PAWS and their upcoming album is that it was produced by Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus, which is evident in the overall sound of the track.  This is seriously good pop-punk music arriving just in time for the sunny days of summer.


 

Full Playlist

 

 

Edinburgh’s We Were Promised Jetpacks released their third album Unravelling via FatCat Records to critical acclaim. The band has just announced a summer tour with Tokyo Police Club in support of Unravelling, which is available now on CD, digitally and LP in the FatCat Records online store.

We Were Promised Jetpacks will be selling a limited edition vinyl reissue of their long out-of-print debut album, These Four Walls at the upcoming shows. The upcoming tour will make stops in major cities including New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin and more. All of the band’s upcoming shows are listed below.

05.31 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
06.01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Place #
06.02 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch (tickets) *
06.03 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater (tickets) *
06.04 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s (tickets) *
06.06 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown (tickets) *
06.07 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater (tickets) *
06.08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (tickets) *
06.10 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (tickets) *
06.11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (tickets) *
06.12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom (tickets) *
06.15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey Theatre (tickets) *
06.16 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House (tickets) *
06.17 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up (tickets) *
06.18 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom (tickets) *
06.20 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s (tickets) *

06.21 – Dallas, TX @ Trees (tickets) *
06.23 – Champaign, IL @ The Accord (tickets) *
06.24 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge #
06.25 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop #
06.27 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street #
06.28 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met #
06.29 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace #
06.30 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer #
07.01 – Harrisburg, PA @ The Abbey Bar at Appalachian #
07.02 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java #

 

# We Were Promised Jetpacks Headlines
* With Tokyo Police Club

We Were Promised Jetpacks have just announced a summer tour in support of their recently released album Unravelling, which is available now on CD and LP in the FatCat Records online store. The July tour includes shows at NYC’s Pier 84/ RiverRocks and Chicago’s Wicker Park Festival. All of the upcoming dates are listed below.

7.23 – New York City, NY @ Pier 84/RiverRocks

7.24 – Toldeo, OH @ Frankies

7.25 – Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest

7.27 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

7.28 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

7.29 – Lawrenceville, PA @ Spirit

Late last year, Scotland’s The Twilight Sad released their acclaimed fourth album, Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, to a wave of critical adulation that made it quite possibly the band’s most acclaimed record to date. Now, on June 15, they’re set to return with a new single from the album, the mesmerizing ‘It Never Was the Same’, bolstered by the inclusion of a Robert Smith (The Cure) cover of NWTBHANWTL highlight – and early single – ‘There’s a Girl in the Corner’ as its AA-side, via FatCat Records.

Today, both the band and Robert are proud to unveil Robert’s take on the track in its full majesty. You can hear it the track below.

Listen to “There’s A Girl In The Corner” (Robert Smith cover)

Listen to the original versionHERE

The band will perform at a few UK festivals this summer. Tour dates and tickets can be found here: http://www.thetwilightsad.com/tourdates/.

We Were Promised Jetpacks will release their highly-anticipated third album, Unravelling, this fall on FatCat Records. The album, which will be released October 6 in the UK and October 14 in the U.S., is available for pre-order now on vinyl and CD in the FatCat Online Store.

Clash Music in the UK premiered the band’s new single “I Keep It Composed.” “I Keep It Composed” is also streaming and available to share via SoundCloud.

Earlier this summer, Brooklyn Vegan premiered a live video of “Night Terror” from the upcoming album. The live video was filmed this spring during band’s Audio Tree session in Chicago and the full session is available to watch here. We Were Promised Jetpacks just announced an extensive North American tour this fall in support of Unravelling. All upcoming shows are listed below.

10.17 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

10.18 – Montreal, QC @ II Motore

10.19 – Toronto, ON@ Phoenix Concert Theatre

10.20 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

10.22 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner

10.23 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater

10.24 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre

10.25 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater

10.26 – St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House

10.28 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

10.29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

10.30 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

11.01 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s

11.02 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

11.04 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club

11.07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

11.08 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic

11.09 – Phoenix, AZ @ the Crescent Ballroom

11.11 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

11.12 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk

11.13 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

11.14 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks

11.15 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree

11.16 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

11.19 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

11.20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise

11.21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

11.22 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Glasgow based pop-punk trio PAWS is set to release their sophomore album Youth Culture Forever next week (May 6) on FatCat Records. Hear an exclusive stream of the album in its entirety on SPIN.

The band is on tour now through the end of May with We Are Scientists. Full tour dates listed below.

Tour Dates:

04/28 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04/29 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
05/01 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
05/02 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
05/03 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
05/06 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
05/07 San Francisco, CA – Independent
05/08 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
05/09 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
05/10 San Diego, CA – Casbah
05/11 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
05/14 Dallas, TX – Dada
05/15 Austin, TX – Red 7
05/16 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
05/17 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
05/18 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
05/19 Raleigh, NC – Kings
05/20 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger

All dates w/ We Are Scientists

FatCat Records will release No One Can Ever Know – The Remixes, on Nov. 20, featuring takes on cuts from The Twilight Sad’s No One Can Ever Know by established acts such as Liars, Tom Furse of The Horrors and Com Truise, as well as reworkings by up and coming artists such as Warsnare and Ambassadeurs.  

The tracklist for the album is as follows:

1. Sick (Brokenchord Remix)

2. Sick (Com Truise Remix)

3. Nil (Liars Remix)

4. Not Sleeping (Tom Furse Dub mix)

5. Alphabet (Instrumental) (JD Twitch/ Optimo Remix)

6. Not Sleeping (Warsnare Remix)

7. Nil (Breton Remix)

8. Alphabet (Ambassadeurs Remix)

9. Sick (Brokenchord Remix 2)

The Twilight Sad will also be embarking on a North American tour in November. The dates are as follows:

11/5  – New York, NY:  Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/6 – Hamden, CT: The Space
11/7 – Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s
11/8 – Washington, DC: The Rock and Roll Hotel
11/9 – Durham, NC: Casbah
11/10 – Atlanta, GA: The Masquerade – Hell Stage
11/12 – Baton Rouge, LA: Spanish Moon
11/13 -Austin, TX: Red 7
11/14 – Dallas, TX: Club Dada
111/5 – Kansas City, MO: Record Bar
11/16 – Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle
11/17 – Cleveland, OH: Grog Shop
11/18 – Toronto, ON: Horseshoe Tavern
11/20 – Alston, MA: Great Scott

all dates w/ Errors

FatCat Records has announced thier schedule for the release of The Twilight Sad’s No One Can Ever Know – The Remixes.  It will be out Nov. 20 and features cuts from established acts such as Liars, Tom Furse of The Horrors and Com Truise, as well as reworkings by up and coming artists such as Warsnare and Ambassadeurs.  

The tracklist for the album is as follows:

1. Sick (Brokenchord Remix)

2. Sick (Com Truise Remix)

3. Nil (Liars Remix)

4. Not Sleeping (Tom Furse Dub mix)

5. Alphabet (Instrumental) (JD Twitch/ Optimo Remix)

6. Not Sleeping (Warsnare Remix)

7. Nil (Breton Remix)

8. Alphabet (Ambassadeurs Remix)

9. Sick (Brokenchord Remix 2)

The Twilight Sad will also be embarking on a North American tour in November. The dates are as follows:

11/5  – New York, NY:  Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/6 – Hamden, CT: The Space
11/7 – Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s
11/8 – Washington, DC: The Rock and Roll Hotel
11/9 – Durham, NC: Casbah
11/10 – Atlanta, GA: The Masquerade – Hell
11/13 -Austin, TX: Red 7
11/14 – Dallas, TX: Club Dada
111/5 – Kansas City, MO: Record Bar
11/16 – Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle
11/17 – Cleveland, OH: Grog Shop
11/18 – Toronto, ON: Horseshoe Tavern
11/20 – Alston, MA: Great Scott

all dates w/ Errors