Monday: The Body
On No One Deserves Happiness, The Body’s Chip King and Lee Buford set out to make “the grossest pop album of all time.” The album themes of despair and isolation are delivered by the unlikely pairing of the Body’s signature heaviness and 80s dance tracks. The Body can emote pain like no other band, and their ability to move between the often strict confines of the metal world and the electronic music sphere is on full display throughout No One Deserves Happiness, an album that eludes categorization. More than any of their genre-defying peers, The Body does it without softening their disparate influences towards a middle ground, but instead through a beautiful combining of extremes.
Sounds like: Thou, Indian, Primitive Man, Sun O)))
Tuesday: Swim Deep
Swim Deep are an indie pop band from Birmingham, England. They released their second album, Mothers, on September 18, 2015 through Chess Club / RCA. Now a fully fledged five-piece with the addition of multi-instrumentalist James Balmont, the news follows the band’s recent Autumn tour announcement culminating in their biggest London show to date at Camden’s Roundhouse.
Sounds like: Drowners, The 1975, Spector, Palma Violets
Wednesday: JMSN - The Tour
Born in Detroit, and currently residing in Los Angeles, JMSN (born Christian Berishaj), is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, mixer, and videographer. The R&B crooner, who released his debut album, †Priscilla†, in January 2012, also operates his indie label, White Room Records, out of his home studio. The success of his freshman album captured the attention of platinum-selling artist Usher, and even landed JMSN four slots on Kendrick Lamar’s groundbreaking Good Kid, M.A.A.D City album (“Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”, “The Art Of Peer Pressure”, “Sing About Me/Dying Of Thirst”, “Real”). JMSN’s musical evolution continues with the release of It is. on May 6, 2016 via White Room Record.
Sounds like: Johnny Rain, The Weeknd, SZA
Thursday: Plants & Animals
Plants and Animals are an indie-rock, Montreal-based trio that began playing together as kids, emerged on the international scene in 2008 and have developed a varied cult following ever since. Their newest LP is called Waltzed in from the Rumbling.
Sounds like: Jason Collett, Yukon Blonde, Islands
Friday: Moving Units
Leading the way along with groups like The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand, The Faint and Bloc Party, Moving Units were at the vanguard of bringing body-rocking grooves to scythe-edged rock and roll. They pioneered a brand of “Dance Punk” that exploded into clubs and radio stations across the globe. April 8, 2016 saw the release of the band’s 4th LP, Damage With Care. Blake Miller, one of the band’s originators, considers it their most engaging, aggressive and visionary work since the classic Dangerous Dreams LP dropped over a decade ago.
Sounds like: Radio 4, VHS or Beta, Elefant,The Faint
Born out of the backyards and basements of Chicago’s DIY music scene, NE-HI’s nostalgic-rock brings you back to a time that may have never existed. The quartet’s guitar-driven songwriting and distinct harmonies produce a sound that is both raw and relaxed, rough and humble. Their most recent album was released in May of 2016, titled Buried on the Moon.
Sounds like: Grand Vapids, The Ghost Ease, Geronimo!
Sunday: Damien Jurado & The Heavy Lights - CANCELED
“Due to health issues resulting from extreme exhaustion, Damien Jurado is forced to cancel the last part of his US tour. We are extremely sorry and hope to make it up to the fans in the near future.”
Blog by Ellie Moonen