The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. You – Gold Panda

2. Dayvan Cowboy – Boards of Canada

3. Go Where You Wanna Go – Lost Integrity

4. lovers’ carvings – Bibio

5. Nobody Cares – Superorganism

6. Odessa – Caribou

7. Kinda Bonkers – Animal Collective

8.  Rose Quartz – Toro Y Moi

9. Tropic of Cancer – Panda Bear

10. Snakeskin – Deerhunter

11. I Want Wind to Blow – The Microphones

12. Don’t Let Your Mouth Go to Waste – Galaxie 5o0

13. Strangers – Lotus Plaza

14. Waves – Le Grotto

15. Tangerine – Beach Fossils

16. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

17. All Night Diner – Modest Mouse

18. Aurora Borealis – Meat Puppets

19. Sometimes – My Bloody Valentine

20. No Longer Making Time – Slowdive

Null State, The Forgotten 45’s, Star Ghost, Bob Fossil at Mahayana Studio in photos

Foxygen cover Jessica Pratt’s “On Your Own Love Again”

Foxygen have released their cover of Jessica Pratt’s “On Your Own Love Again” from her album that shares the same name. “While her version is acoustic, we decided to employ Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound technique to make the song sound great coming out of the speakers at your next summer barbecue,” the band said in a statement. Listen below. The cover is one of the ten tracks on Amazon Music’s Songs of Summer playlist, which also includes new songs from Twin Peaks, EMA, and Temples.

Drop Everything and Listen to Big Fish Theory Right Now

Vince Staples has not missed a beat. In the same vein as Summertime ’06 (and half as long), the industrial sound has a champion in Long Beach’s very own. His new album Big Fish Theory misses no beats and is incredible. Not much can be put into words on how Staples takes sounds that should not sound good and crafts masterpieces. Staples continues to blend many themes and emotions throughout this album, something that has been prevalent in his earlier work. Early favorites are “Alyssa Interlude”, “Love Can Be”, and the Kendrick-assisted “Yeah Right”.

There are a few weak spots on the album, namely “Homage”. And while Vince’s ability to jump around in theme is a hallmark of his work, this album seemed slightly more disjointed than ’06.

But this is still one of the best albums of the year. Staples continues his hot streak of music and this album is sure to become a cult-classic. It is one that you need to hear in order to truly understand.


Watch Radiohead’s new video for unreleased song “Man of War”

Radiohead have shared a new video for a previously unreleased studio recording of “Man of War.” The clip was directed by Colin Read and depicts a man being followed. Watch it below. It is the second of three unreleased tracks that will be on their upcoming OK Computer reissue, OKNOTOK. The other songs are “Lift” and “I Promise,” which also has a music video which can be watched here.

St. Vincent announces tour

St. Vincent will be going on tour this fall. She announced the “Fear the Future” tour on her website with a short, cryptic video, watch it below. She will start in October, with shows going until December. See her full itinerary below. St. Vincent played a handful of shows in 2016, including David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption, where she debuted a new song. Her new album is set to be out later this year and she said it will mark a “‘real sea change’ in her sound.”

St Vincent:

08-19 Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic
10-17 London, England – 02 Academy Brixton
10-18 Manchester, England – 02 Apollo Manchester
10-20 Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theater
10-23 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
10-24 Paris, France – Le Trianon
10-26 Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
10-27 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivolivredenburg
11-14 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11-15 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
11-17 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
11-18 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theater
11-19 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
11-20 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11-21 Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall
11-22 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11-24 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
11-25 Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
11-27 Washington, DC – The Anthem
11-28 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11-30 Boston, MA – House of Blues
12-01 Portland, ME – State Theatre
12-02 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre

Pleasures, Wolfgang Strutz, Stepmoms at the Lighthouse in photos

Washed Out announces Mister Mellow tour

Washed Out has announced North American shows behind his new album, Mister Mellow. Adding on to his previously announced dates in Georgia and North Carolina, Washed Out will also perform shows in California, New York, Washington D.C., Illinois, and more. Check out the full tour schedule here and below in a new video that also teases his new tour production.

Washed Out:

07-08 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
07-09 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
7/10 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
07-11 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
07-13 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
07-14 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks Live
07-15 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
07-17 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
08-11 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
08-12 Dallas, TX – Gorilla vs Bear Festival at Bomb Factory
08-14 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
08-15 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
08-16 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
08-18 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
08-19 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
08-21 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
08-22 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
08-24 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
08-25 Chicago, IL – Metro
08-26 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
08-28 Boston, MA – Royale
08-29 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
08-30 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
08-31 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club