Jordana

May 20, 2022

Jordana releases Face The Wall, celebrates with “Go Slow” music video

Face The Wall is finally here. Today you get to hear what we’ve been listening to for months: Jordana firing on every cylinders, then inventing new ones to fire even harder on. An astonishingly self-assured record of sugar-high indie rock and dreamy alt-pop. Ten tracks buoyed by that insanely perfect voice. Seriously, it’s a special album from such a special human. Stream it. Buy it on vinyl. Go see her live. Throw all the money in your wallet at her, because there isn’t a person who deserves it more or a record more worthy of your support.

Earlier this week she unveiled the final pre-release music video from the album, for the single “Go Slow.” Like “Pressure Point” before it, this one was directed by video wizard Luke Orlando. Watch it below.

Meanwhile, Jordana is currently out on the road supporting Wallows. She’ll be headlining in June with Harry Teardrop, before heading back out this fall with Remi Wolf. There are some other pretty big live looks to announce next month, but in the meantime, tickets for her current dates are available in our tour section.

Happy Jordana Day!

Hovvdy

May 2, 2022

Hovvdy announce new EP, billboard for my feelings, out May 27th

The writing sessions for True Love were prolific before Hovvdy’s Will Taylor and Charlie Martin whittled things down to a hazy, warmcore nucleus. Several of the band’s strongest songs ever fell off the sequence for the 2021 breakthrough for the simple fact that they didn’t find a spot on the meticulous tracklist. Fast forward to last winter when the band realized many of the songs that had been stashed away hung together to form another cohesive statement: billboard for my feelings, a new Hovvdy EP coming May 27th.

Some of Taylor and Martin’s most upbeat and vibrant writing can be found across the short-player’s four tracks. You’ve already heard the propulsive “Everything” and the clattering “Town,” and today you can hear “Hide,” a swimmy swayer of smiling indie pop. To mark the occasion the band has shared a music video. Like “Everything” and “Town” before it, this one was directed by Boone Patrello.

Like True Love before it, the EP was co-produced by the band and Andrew Sarlo. It’s arrive amidst the band’s North American tour. Their life affirming live show, that has included sell out shows in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Austin, London, Nashville and Toronto is not to be missed. Tickets are on sale now over in the tour section.

Tracklist:
01 Ruby
02 Hide
03 Everything
04 Town
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Jordana

April 12, 2022

“To The Ground,” Jordana’s ode to square one, is out now

Jordana is back with another teaser from May 20th’s Face The Wall. The latest single, To The Ground,” is about starting over. “It’s about being alone and starting from square one, not knowing how and where to start, a venture into adulthood,” Jordana explains. “With the path to growing up, it’s wanting to not ask for any help on any growth to feel accomplished and self brought up, emotionally and physically. The only help being asked for in this song is to be stripped completely and figuratively thrown to the ground to get back up.” Check out the  Thomas Lange-directed video above. 

Last month, Jordana added to her already-busy touring schedule with a run of support dates along side Remi Wolf. Those will take place in October, while her previously announced run with Wallows kicks off in about a month, before she heads out for US headline shows with Harry Teardrop in tow. All dates over in the tour section.

Pre-orders of the album are available below.

Hovvdy

April 4, 2022

Hovvdy release second single ahead of US tour

Hovvdy return today with their new single “Town.” The track, co-produced by the band and Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Bon Iver, Dijon), was written following their 2021 breakthrough True Love. It comes quickly on the heels of last month’s surprise single “Everything,” written by the Will Taylor half of Hovvdy.

“Writing and recording ‘Town’ helped me break out of a relatively dark place,” says Charlie Martin (who wrote this one). “There was catharsis in almost every layer — I remember crying recording the mellotron flutes. I’m not sure why, but with ‘Town’ I wanted the instrumental to do the heavy lifting, leaning less on storytelling. In that way, the song’s meaning isn’t terribly specific, but for me it’s about missing your friends and hoping they miss you.”

Next week the band embarks on a full US tour with support from Molly Parden and Mini Trees. Tickets are on sale now via hovvdy.com/tour.

Hovvdy

March 11, 2022

Hovvdy surprise-releases new single “Everything”

Today, Hovvdy – the unstoppable Will Taylor and Charlie Martin – share a music video for the new single that arrived last night, “Everything,” directed by Boone Patrello. The track, co-produced by the band and Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Bon Iver, Dijon), was written during the sessions for their 2021 breakthrough album True Love. “‘Everything’ is a song about having fun even when you miss the mark,” says Will Taylor, who wrote this one.

The brighter, more uptempo spark of “Everything” kept the song from fitting alongside its more subdued counterparts on True Love. Instead, with a skittering banjo over a propulsive drum machine loop and layered vocals, it sounds more like a spiritual successor to the pre-True Love singles “Runner” & “I’m Sorry.”

The band is currently making their debut appearance in London, playing a pair of sold out shows. The first took place last night at Rough Trade West, the second is set for tonight at a capacity Omeara. Next month the band embarks on a full US tour with support from Molly Parden and Mini Trees. Tickets are on sale now over on their website.

Jordana

March 9, 2022

Jordana’s “Pressure Point” single & music video out now

You’ve already heard “Catch My Drift,” the first teaser from Jordana‘s May 20th full-length Face The Wall. Today she’s back with “Pressure Point,” a spare pop song a la Charli XCX or Caroline Polacheck, featuring a spindly guitar beneath an electronic drumbeat, as Jordana narrates her way out of a panic attack. Written with Cameron Hale, who Jordana co-produced the album with, and MICHELLE’s Charlie Kilgore, “‘Pressure Point’ is about acknowledging limits and knowing when it’s time to stop,” says Jordana. “The entirety of Pressure Point is talking yourself out of an anxiety attack. It’s a personal song about smoking weed and becoming too anxious to function normally — overthinking every inch of your surroundings and everything going on in your head all at once.” Watch the Luke Orlando-directed (Orville Peck, Magdalena Bay) video above.

And don’t forget to check the tour section for all of her dates, supporting Wallows in May, headlining across the US with Harry Teardrop in June, and hitting her first festival at Firefly in July.

Face The Wall is available for pre-order across a ton of different formats now.

Samia

February 14, 2022

Happy Valentine’s Day: a pair of covers from Samia arrives today


Today Samia shares a set of covers arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day: “Desperado” by the Eagles, which remains true to the piano ballad structure of the original, reclaimed and anchored by Samia’s formidable, expressive voice, along with two versions of “Born on a Train” by Magnetic Fields, one crescendoing mid-tempo rendition with acoustic guitars and backing vocals, and a jittery, fast-paced, aptly titled “Anxiety Version.”

Samia shares: “These two songs feel like a conversation; they’re almost two totally opposite perspectives. I definitely relate more to the sentiment of ‘Desperado’ but wanted to give a voice to both sides. ‘Born on a Train’ is one of my favorite songs ever and my friend Ned soundchecks with it every night on our tour so we always end up singing it together. Two other members of my band, Sam and Boone, played on the tracks and Caleb’s production is so honest and intimate; these songs feel special because I worked on them with my friends!!”

The release of these covers falls amidst a lengthy headline tour (dubbed the “Loving U Thanking U Tour”) which kicked off in late January, including SOLD-OUT dates in Boston, Burlington, DC, NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, LA, Cleveland, Madison, and more. In addition to the current run of shows, you may have heard: Samia is scheduled to appear at this year’s Governor’s Ball! Tickets for the remaining dates available in our tour section.

Jordana

February 7, 2022

Jordana announces debut studio album and headline tour, releases new single “Catch My Drift”

Today Jordana returns with details on her debut studio album, Face The Wall. It comes on the heels of 2020’s collaborative TV Girl EP, which itself followed her twin EPs Something To Say & To You, and her bedroom pop introduction Classical Notions of Happiness. Produced by Cameron Hale (Claud, Khalid), and mixed by Miro Mackie (Wallows, St Vincent, The Neighborhood), it’s a ten-song collection of indie rock romps, pop punk freak outs, & understated balladry. It reminds us of The Cure & That Dog & Warped Tour 2006 & Ashlee Simpson & The Strokes & makes us feel exactly the way we felt when we first heard each of those things.

To celebrate the announcement, Jordana has released a single & music video for the track “Catch My Drift.” It’s a six-string sugar high that practically demands the  carefree studio video shot by Tess Lafia. In it, there are four Jordana’s, each manning an instrument: the suspiciously five o’clock shadowed Jordan on drums, the moody Dana on bass, the vest-obsessed only child Jo on guitar, and an Envy Adams-adoring frontwoman in Jordy.

The album will be available digitally and on LP, CD & limited edition cassette. You can get a white & purple swirl version of the 12″ exclusively on Bandcamp, a pink & green swirl version at Vinyl Me Please (live tomorrow, February 9th with their next store drop), and a clear version at your local record shop. Links to pre-order each version are below.

In other news, Jordana will hit the road later this year. First she opens up a run for Wallows in May, before embarking on a headline run with Harry Teardrop in June. Dates listed below. Tickets in our tour section on Friday.

More soon!

Hippo Campus

February 4, 2022

Hippo Campus celebrate release of LP3

LP3 arrives today, and to put it plainly: it’s just the best thing Hippo Campus has ever done.

The album was heralded earlier this week by one last teaser from the album. “Bang Bang” has been a fan-favorite since the band started playing it during streams in 2020. Listen to it and it’s obvious why.

On the track, Hippo’s Jake Luppen says,“I was in a long-distance relationship for a long time and I knew that it wasn’t working. But instead of us talking about it, we ignored it. It was a situation where our attraction to each other caused us to neglect all the very logical issues that were at hand.”

In explaining his vision for the video, Turczan says, “The goal for this project was to create an abstract visual language that synchronized with the energy of this song. My inspiration pulls heavily from the pioneers of visual music in animation, namely artists like Oskar Fischinger and Len Lye. It was also a nice challenge to incorporate the feel of the album artwork into this piece so that everything exists as a ben-day halftone pattern on newsprint.” 

“Bang Bang” follows the band’s charismatic late-night rendition of “Ride or Die” on The Late Late Show with James Corden, which Corden deemed “brilliant.” Check it out below. 

Hippo Campus

January 7, 2022

Hippo Campus release new single “Ride or Die,” drop free flexi discs at record stores

Yesterday, Hippo Campus released their new single, “Ride or Die,” along with its looping Joe Pease-directed music video. To celebrate the release the band also surprise-delivered free flexi discs to their friends at indie record shops. That’s right, 1,000 limited edition flexi discs featuring the single have been scattered all over the globe at record stores in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand & Japan. They’re free and available while supplies last.

(UPDATE 7PM JAN 10TH: SHIPPING DELAY: Some packages of free ‘Ride or Die’ flexi discs meant to arrive by this morning have run into shipping issues in the US & New Zealand. Several retailers are still waiting on their copies, but all are in transit. We are so sorry for the inconvenience!)