Our neighbors to the east, Chicago's ALT360 have been particularly kind and inviting Vitriol artists to join them on-air lately. The first in that line is the Twin Cities' own Astronomique. Logan, Mitch and Sean joined Stella on her show The Bright Side recently and the entire thing is on Soundcloud for your streaming ease. Stella covers everything from the new EP, their roots and beginnings as a band as well as what it's like to step out from the side of the stage and truly find your footing as a front-woman. They also enjoyed discussing Sean's use of some "shapely" footage for the band's new video, the Shape You Take, which you can see below as well. Their self-titled, second EP and latest release is at radio now.
Louisiana’s GIVERS unveil the video for “Bermuda” (WATCH HERE) directed by directed by Emma Kanter and GIVERS (Tiffany Lamson and Taylor Guarisco). “Bermuda” is off of the band’s tour de force sophomore album, New Kingdom, which was hailed by NPR, Stereogum, New York Magazine and offers an organic fusion of southern soul and pop.
GIVERS has developed an enraptured fanbase with their irresistible melodies, rib-rattling beats and explosive live show. Fans will have many new chances to experience new album favorites and beloved hits, as the band sets stages ablaze across North America. Full list of dates below.
The New York Times declared, “The music affirms joy with globe-spanning grooves” upon the release of GIVERS’ 2011 debut album In Light. During that time, they found themselves bouncing along a global festival circuit, making their national TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and performing alongside the likes of Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Carnegie Hall.
Upcoming GIVERS Tour Dates
May 4: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
May 5: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
May 7: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
May 8: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 10: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
May 11: Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
May 13: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
May 14: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
May 16: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
May 17: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
May 18: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
May 20 - May 22: Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
June 9 - June 12: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
In the middle of their European tour and supporting their Feb. 17 Cologne show, the boys in Half Moon Run recently stopped by the studios of 1Live to talk about their new record, touring and do a few songs live. Check out the links below for two from their new record and a particularly elegant cover of a track by one of the old-school Vitriol guard, Grizzly Bear!
Half Moon Run on 1Live - "I Can't Figure Out What's Going On"
You can read about and hear the entirety of their interview on 1Live's website here.
Monday starting strong! Check the video here!