Albert Hammond Jr. premieres New Track “Losing Touch”
Albert Hammond Jr. has just premiered a new track entitled “Losing Touch” via Soundcloud. You can listen to the track below or by clicking HERE. “Losing Touch” is taken from Albert’s forthcoming record Momentary Masters, which will be released 7/31 via Vagrant Records. Pre-order now on iTunes, Amazon, or the Vagrant Webstore and receive the tracks “Born Slippy” and “Losing Touch” instantly.
Albert also recently announced a massive Fall headline tour. A full list of his tour dates can be found HERE.
WATERS on Last Call with Carson Daly, Google Play Album of the Week
In case you missed it, WATERS was the musical guest last night on Last Call With Carson Daly. Carson stopped by The Fonda in Los Angeles to film the band playing songs from their new album What’s Real while on a nationwide tour with Matt & Kim. You can check out their performance of “Got To My Head” below and click HERE to watch “I Feel Everything”.
What’s Real has also been selected as Google Play’s “Album of the Week”! Click HERE to grab the record for only $1.99 this week only.
WATERS Announce Fall Tour w/ MisterWives, Gear Stolen in San Francisco
WATERS has spent the last year on the road supporting their sophomore album, What’s Real, with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Cold War Kids, Smallpools, Magic Man, Weezer and Matt & Kim to name a few. Today, the band is excited to share that after taking a very short break, they’ll be back on the road with MisterWives throughout September, October and November on The Scrapbook Tour. A list of dates can be found below- more to be announced very soon.
On a less positive note, the band's van and trailer were broken into last night in the Bernal Heights area of San Francisco. Among the items stolen is an extensive list of gear, merchandise, and vinyl. A full list and more info can be found on the band's Facebook page. If you are in the area, please keep an eye out for any of these items at pawn shops, flea markets, etc. Your help is most appreciated!
WATERS On Tour:
6/06 Mountain View CA @ BFD @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/20 San Diego CA @ 949 Dirty Parts Festival at Lakeside Rodeo Grounds
7/19 Chicago IL @ Taste of River North
8/08 San Francisco CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
9/23 Pittsburgh PA @ Stage AE ^
9/24 Toronto ON @ Mod Club ^
9/29 Norfolk VA @ NorVa^
10/01 Atlanta GA @ Buckhead Theater ^
10/06 Orlando FL @ House of Blues ^
10/07 St. Petersburg FL @ State Theater^
10/13 Phoenix AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom ^
10/15 Los Angeles CA @ Belasco^
10/17 Santa Ana CA @ Observatory ^
10/22 Salt Lake City UT @ Complex ^
11/3 Columbus OH @ LC Pavillion^
11/6 New York NY @ Terminal 5^
^ w/ MisterWives
Dive In's Debut Eighteen EP Out Today
Dive In's Eighteen EP is out today! Download the debut effort from the Glastonbury trio on iTunes or listen on Spotify.
Motivated by a mutual appreciation of timeless and epic sounding pop from the likes of Genesis and the Police, Clash recently praised the band for making "shamelessly ambitious pop music." The EP is comprised of five tracks that make for a complete listening experience, anchored together by the title song and "Can't Hold Me Down" (listen below).
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1. Into The Blue
4. Can't Hold Me Down
5. Lost (In The Blue)
Active Child Shares New Track “Stranger”
Active Child has teamed up with Stereogum to premiere a new track entitled “Stranger”, head over to Stereogum to listen to the track or listen below. “Stranger” is the 3rd track released from Active Child’s forthcoming LP Mercy, which will be released everywhere June 16th via Vagrant Records. Pre-order now on iTunes, Amazon, or the Vagrant Webstore and receive the tracks “1999”, “Never Far Away”, and “Stranger” instantly.
Active Child recently announced a Nationwide Summer headline tour. A full list of dates can be found here.
WATERS Debut New Video For “What’s Real”
Fresh off their nationwide tour supporting Matt & Kim, WATERS has released their brand new music video for “What’s Real”. Serving as a nod to all the fads of the late 90’s/early 2000’s, the video is a hilarious trip down memory lane any millennial can appreciate. You watch the video below or by clicking HERE.
“What’s Real” is the title track off the band's Vagrant debut which garnered much praise from the press with Billboard hailing it “heartfelt and nostalgic,” while Stereogum claimed it to be ”one of the most electrifying pieces of power pop heard in a while.” What’s Real is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and the Vagrant Webstore.
Albert Hammond Jr. Announces Third Album Momentary Masters, New Song “Born Slippy” Premieres Today
We are very excited to welcome Albert Hammond Jr. to the Vagrant family! Albert will be releasing his third solo album, and first in five years, entitled Momentary Masters on July 31st. You can listen to the first track “Born Slippy” below or by clicking HERE
. Preorder now on iTunes, Amazon
or the Vagrant Webstore
and get “Born Slippy” instantly.
Recorded in Hammond Jr.'s home in upstate New York in a converted barn he calls One Way Studios, the album's name derives from a phrase in astronomer Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space - a notion that underscores the truism that every triumph is fleeting.
"I feel like the best songs I've written, as soon as I was done, I was like, 'Oh my God, I did it!' But in that split second that it comes, that feeling goes," Hammond Jr. explains. "It's the same thing when you find complete happiness, you find this complete low. I feel like that's what being creative is: It's you bouncing with emotion and what you capture in those bounces. Accept where you are and use it." And Albert has done just that. In a recent interview Paper Mag , Hammond Jr. discusses his new domesticity and it's influence on his third record. "He's cleaned up, gotten hitched, and moved from the city to upstate New York, but hasn't lost the ability to create soaring rock riffs and catchy hooks."
Along with the new album, Albert announced he will be touring North America from September until the beginning of November. Click HERE for a full list of dates and to purchase tickets.
Active Child Announces Preorders for Mercy
Active Child’s sophomore full-length, Mercy, is now up for preorder. Serving as a follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed LP, You Are all I See, and 2013’s Rapor EP, Mercy showcases Grossi’s raw, honest, and incredible vocals like never before. Preorder now and receive the tracks “1999” and “Never Far Away” instantly. Preorder Mercy: iTunes | Amazon | Store Actiive Child also recently announced a Summer headline tour with support from Low Roar. A full list of tour dates can be found HERE.
Bad Suns Premiere New Video For “We Move Like The Ocean”
Bad Suns have teamed up with Billboard to premiere their new music for “We Move Like The Ocean”, click HERE to watch. Old and new come together when classic footage of Venice is fused with modern day video taken of the band as they explore one of their hometown landmarks. “We Move Like The Ocean” appears on the band’s debut album Language & Perspective, available now on iTunes and the Vagrant Webstore.
After extensive touring throughout 2014, their first ever SOLD OUT headline tour in 2015, and fresh off their debut Coachella performance, Bad Suns are gearing up to hit the road once again. A Full list of tour dates can be found below.
Bad Suns On Tour:
4/24 Knoxville TN @ University of Tennessee
4/25 Charleston SC @ Music Farm
4/26 Atlanta GA @ Summer Series at Park Tavern
4/27 Orlando FL @ The Social
4/29 Richmond VA @ The National
4/30 Charlotte NC @ Visulite Theatre
5/01 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar
5/03 Philadelphia PA @ Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party
5/04 Pittsburgh PA @ Altar Bar
5/05 Columbus OH @ A&R Music Bar
5/06 Cleveland OH @ Cambridge Room at House of Blues
5/08 St Louis MO @ Firebird
5/10 Dallas TX @ Bomb Factory
5/11 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s
5/12 Austin TX @ Emo’s
5/14 Colorado Springs Co @ Black Sheep
5/15 Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad
5/16 Phoenix AZ @ Pressroom
6/21 Dover DE @ Firefly Music Festival
Exclusive Record Store Day Releases
We are excited to announce four vinyl releases exclusive to Record Store Day this Saturday! All on 180g, Vagrant will be releasing The Hold Steady’s two classics Boys and Girls in America and Heaven Is Whenever, as well as Blitzen Trapper’s Live Harvest and Justin Townes Earle’s Live At Grimey’s.
Considered “America’s Best Bar Band” by many, The Hold Steady is one of Vagrant’s most legendary alumni. On April 18, Vagrant will be releasing limited edition versions of Boys and Girls on white and purple vinyl, and Heaven Is Whenever on orange vinyl.
One of Vagrant’s newest roster members, Blitzen Trapper, recently released their seventh studio album, VII. While on tour in support of the album, the band performed Neil Young’s Harvest in its entirety in Portland at the Doug Fir Lounge. The shows were recorded and will be released as Live Harvest, an RSD exclusive LP.
And last but certainly not least, the Forefather of Contemporary Americana, Justin Townes Earle recently released the double concept album, Single Mothers and Absent Fathers. While on tour in support, JTE did a special in-store performance at Grimey’s in Nashville on September 4, 2014. The show was recorded and will be put out as an LP and available only on Record Store Day.
Please go out and support your local record store this weekend! Learn more at RecordStoreDay.com.