WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM Streaming New Album “Celestite”

The new instrumental sister album to Wolves in the Throne Room’s critically lauded Celestial Lineage, Celestite, can now be streamed over at The New York Times. The synth-laden opus will officially be released on July 8th via Artemisia Records and can be pre-ordered here.  Head over to the NY Times to stream the album in full. Turn the volume up and space out, friends.

CHRIS LETCHFORD Streaming New Track “Rayless”

Chris-Letchford-LightboxI’ve been posting about Scale The Summit‘s Chris Letchford for a few weeks now because the dude has been making some pretty rad neo-jazz and he will be releasing his debut album Lightbox pretty soon. Well, the dude isn’t holding anything back and he has just released his third consecutively awesome track. This song is titled “Rayless” and it’s a melodic, soft array of jazzy goodness. Check out the track after the jump.       Continue reading

Dustin Kensrue Of THRICE Covers LORDE’s “Buzzcut Season” Live

Dustin_Kensrue-large-1Dustin Kensrue, vocalist and guitarist of Thrice rectently covered the song “Buzzcut Season” from Lorde‘s debut album Pure Heroine. This track is one of my personal favorites from Pure Heroine and hearing it through Dustin’s acoustic filter, it is put in an entirely new light. His rendition is phenomenal and you have got to see this phenomenal performance, which was caught at a show on Saturday, June 21st in Texas.       Continue reading

CAMERA SHY Streaming New EP “Jack-O-Lantern”

camera-shy-jack-o-lanternCamera Shy, which features Nick Bassett of Nothing and Whirr and Alexandra Morte of Whirr, released their debut EP Jack-O-Lantern last week and, as it ended up in my Junk Folder, I got to it late. This is by no means heavy whatsoever, but it is pretty hypnotizing. Simple guitar and vocals in a nice, smooth indie pop style. If you think this is up your alley, check it out after the jump. I’m enjoying the release and I regret not finding it sooner. Leave your thoughts in the comments section.       Continue reading

BEE AND FLOWER Announce “What’s Mine Is Yours” Reissue

New York City’s hauntingly beautiful Bee and Flower (Insect Arc, Angels of Light, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, etc)  have announced the vinyl reissue of their debut album, What’s Mine Is Yours. The album, which was originally released in 2003 through Neurot Recordings, was mastered for vinyl by Doug Henderson (Swans, Blonde Redhead, etc) and will be available on 2xLP w/digital download. The reissue will also feature the bonus track “Dust and Sparks”, which was recorded during the original sessions but not included on the CD release. While an exact release date and pre-order information have yet to be unveiled, Inherent Records is expecting to deliver the album sometime this summer. To get you excited, check out the video for “I Know Your Name” after the break.

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STEPHEN BRODSKY Streaming New Track “Light Hearted”

A new track from Cave In frontman Stephen Brodsky has made its way onto the net. The new track is the dreamy acoustic number “Light Hearted” and can be streamed and downloaded for free (for a limited time) after the break. It should provide a nice two-minute breather from all the psychotically heavy stuff you usually listen to.

In related Brodsky news, Mutoid Man recently announced their signing to Sargent House. The label will re-issue the group’s Helium Head EP and plans to release their forthcoming full length album in 2015.

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ANTEMASQUE Announce First US Tour

antemasqueAntemasque (The Mars Volta, Red Hot Chili Peppers), whom Lane has posted about a few times, will soon embark upon their first tour of the US alongside Le Butcherettes. This is very exciting news for anyone who has found themselves a fan of this band and although it is only a Southwestern tour, I’m sure it will be extremely memorable. Check out the dates after the jump to see if Antemasque are coming near you.      Continue reading

CHRIS LETCHFORD Streaming New Track “In Force”

Chris-Letchford-Scale-the-SummitChris Letchford (of Scale The Summit) released a track off of his forthcoming solo jazz record Lightbox not too long ago (see here) and now the guy has released another rad new track. This song is titled “In Force” and it is a melee of radical, neo-jazz mastery. Chris is an extremely talented dude and I cannot wait to hear Lightbox in full. Chck out the new track below.     Continue reading

EARTH Streaming New Track “From The Zodiacal Light”

Earth have premiered the first taste of their forthcoming album, Primitive and Deadly, over at Pitchfork. The new track is the lengthy, psychedelic “From the Zodiacal Light” that is marked by expansive instrumentation and the haunting guest vocal work of Rose Windows frontwoman Shaheen Qazi. You can stream the 11 minute, trance-inducing beast over at Pitchfork.

Primitive and Deadly is due out sometime in September; the official street date is still pending. In related news, Southern Lord will be reissuing their albums Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method and The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull on LP June 24th.

 

MUSK OX Streaming New Album “Woodfall” In Full

musk oxLane has been keeping you up-to-date on the happenings and streamings of Musk Ox over the last few weeks while I have been quiet about the band. Truth be told, I have been loving the bands new album Woodfall and as of today, you can love it as well. The band released this monumental album today and you can stream the whole thing below. It truly is a masterpiece of neo-folk done in the exact right way. Proceed after the jump and get some.       Continue reading

DRCARLSONALBION Streaming New Album/Soundtrack “Gold”

The debut soundtrack work from Earth guitarist Dylan Carlson under his Drcarlsonalbion moniker, Gold, can now be streamed in full at Noisey. The album, which is the soundtrack to the German western of the same name, is officially out today. You can stream the album at Noisey now and check out Earth’s forthcoming tour dates below.

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Lane’s Favorite Releases Of 2014…So Far

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It baffles my tiny, insignificant mind that 2014 has completed half of its cycle of torment and despair. Luckily a plethora of good music graced my ears and gave me the strength to make it through another six months of life. The following  10 releases have stuck with me the most during the past six months and keep me hyped for the quality that I assume will grace the remainder of the year. In no particular order, these are my favorite releases of the year so far.

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MUSK OX Streaming New Track “Part 4 – Above The Clouds”

A new track from Canadian neo-folk outfit Musk Ox can now be streamed over at A.V. Club. The new, gorgeous 10-minute composition is entitled “Part 4 – Above the Clouds” and will be released on the trio’s new album Woodfall, which will be released on June 17th. You can stream the graceful track and prepare for a torrential downpour of tears at A.V. Club.

In case you missed it, be sure to stream “Part 3 – Arcanum” at Pitchfork.