New Release: PYYRAMIDS – ‘Brightest Darkest Day’

 

We’ve been going nuts over this duo since the advanced stream dropped last week. PYYRAMIDS is killing it on their Brightest Darkest Day debut album, which you can hear below. The melodic indie music pulls together something evocative The Mynabirds, Nirvana, and The Kills all into one tasty delight.

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New Track: The Mynabirds – “Generals” + MP3

 

Fronted by singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn, The Mynabirds are a Nebraska based band with enough attitude for the whole town. On the cusp of releasing their sophomore album, Generals on June 5th, The Mynabirds have released their title track to show you exactly how much business they mean.

Aptly naming the album after a Richard Avedon photo entitled “Generals of the Daughters of the American Revolution,” Generals is a concept album, which Burhenn aims to use as a positive vehicle to exercise her political frustration. Sonically, you can look out for tinges of PJ Harvey, Nina Simone, and David Bowie, with percussion heavy tunes borrowing from hip hop and African rhythms, resulting in a soulful brand of rock reminiscent of The Kills.

Take a listen to the track below and holler at the widget for your free download!

 

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Video: The Kills – “Baby Says” + Tour Dates

 

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Drag queens, baby. At least that’s what’s crackin’ in the The Kills’ latest accompaniment to “Baby Says.” Foggy nighttime escapades swirl into a faint morning. Make sure to catch the acoustic video if you missed it back in June.

And their tour kicks off on January 20th, 2012! That’s got to be a must.

Tour Dates
* w/ Jeff The Brotherhood and Hunters
Jan 20 Chicago, IL @ Rivera *
Jan 21 Kansas City, KS @ Midland Theatre *
Jan 23 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
Jan 24 Houston, TX @ House of Blues *
Jan 25 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre *
Jan 26 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues *
Jan 28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution *
Jan 29 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues *
Jan 30 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Theatre *
Feb 1 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
Feb 2 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
Feb 3 Boston, MA @ Royale Boston *
Feb 5 Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia *
Feb 7 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus *
Feb 11 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *

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Video: The Kills – “Baby Says” (Acoustic)

 

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Following their fourth studio album release, Blood Pressures (April 2011), The Kills invited filmmakers thirtytwo into their London studio to record live acoustic performances of three album tracks. Above we’ve featured our favorite acoustic, “Baby Says,” a sleepy melody perfect for feet-tapping and daydreaming in your nearest rocking chair. Check out the other two acoustics for “Pots and Pans” and “The Last Goodbye” on YouTube.

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