Stream Eric & Magill's Debut LP on AllMusic

Everyone's favorite comprehensive discography/profile site has stepped up their blog game as of late and we're proud to see that they've featured next week's add Eric and Magill, a longtime Vitriol favorite that are finally hitting the national airwaves. 

Fred Thomas [Allmusic editor] says the duo "hone a palpable intimacy and sense of connection" and "offers a rare example of an emotionally astute pop record sonically detailed enough to get lost in for a while."

Quite simply, Eric & Magill is Ryan Weber and Eric Osterman, two rather accomplished musicians, long time friends, and travelers. Together they create cosmic soundscapes from separate corners of the world, often enlisting a supporting cast of notable contemporaries and friends. With little more than Wi-Fi and laptops, they've developed a collaborative relationship across time zones and continents. 

The two originally collaborated in Milwaukee-based indie fave Camden and Weber is best known for his time in Decibully and The Promise Ring. 

 

Daughter release "Youth Video"

New York, NY-  Glassnote Records and Daughter are excited to share the gorgeous video for their new single, “Youth”, taken from their debut record If You Leave.  Unveiled today, the video was filmed last month in the band’s native London, shot entirely in black and white. After witnessing the band’s mesmerizing live show, the director took three elements from the show for inspiration - namely darkness, space and light - to perfectly capture the essence of both band and song. You can view the video on VEVO here.

Daughter’s debut record, If You Leave, was released on April 30th to rave reviews. Premiering the record with an exclusive on Rolling Stone, they describe, “combining immensely personal lyrics with rumbling drums and dreamy, roaming guitar work, songs like "Youth" and the sprawling "Lifeforms" start as distant laments that expand to explosive catharses, while a  "Human" showcases Daughter's knack for more straightforward pop that's no less affecting.” The record will be released on vinyl on June 25th, 2013 in North America and is available for pre-order here.

 

Phoenix bank #1 twice!

Photo Credit CMJ

Photo Credit CMJ

Congrats to Phoenix for making the #1 spot on CMJ's Top 200, not once, but twice. Starting with issue 1296, the Parisian foursome began a two week run besting a number of stalwart bands used to topping the charts.  

Bankrupt! is our second go-round with the band and also their second album with their label, Glassnote Records.