The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Side Effects – Fog Lake

2. Isn’t It a Pity – Galaxie 500

3. Walden Pond – Atta Boy

4. Sun Kids – Spaceface

5. Still Life – Sitcom

6. Lindsey – Little Big League

7. Truth Set In – Avi Buffalo

8. They Think We’re Stupid – Ezra Bell

9. Wavy Gravy -Okey Dokey

10. It’s Nothing – Lexie

11. Losing Touch (Nyc) – thanks for coming

12. Guts – Tall Friend

13. Interstate Visions – Lomelda

14. When Did We Stop – New Move

15. Go – Yowler

16. Static Buzz – Snail Mail

17. Hindsight – Family Hahas

18. Blue Honey – Lunar Vacation

19. Waterfall – RICEWINE

20. Girl – Sobs

Aesop Rock shares new song “Klutz”

Aesop Rock has released a new song called “Klutz,” accompanied by a video directed by Rob Shaw. Shaw also directed Rock’s animated video “Shrunk” from Rock’s last album, The Impossible Kid. Watch it below.Aesop shared in a press release, “Klutz is such a moment. I had started a couple things to this beat before sacrificing it to the gods of not-shutting-up, but this seemed a fitting fate.”

Watch Courtney Barnett perform “Nameless, Faceless” on “Fallon”

Last night, Courtney Barnett performed “Nameless, Faceless” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Watch the performance below. The song is on her latest album Tell Me How You Really Feel, which is out today via Mom+Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk!.

Alex Zhang Hungtai announces new album Divine Weight, shares video for “Pierrot”

Alex Zhang Hungtai has announced a new album called Divine Weight via NON Worldwide and is set to be out June 29th.

The new album stemmed from the last three years’ worth of “failed” saxophone compositions according to the press release. “From there it became the actual stem tracks that were heavily digitally disfigured until it no longer resembled the sound of saxophones. Like dreams, visions often come to us without us having the capability to measure or understand fully what they mean.”

Check out the full Divine Weight track list and watch the video for “Pierrot” below. Pre-order are up on NON’s Bandcamp page.

Divine Weight tracklisting:

01. Pierrot
02. Matrimony
03. This Is Not My Country
04. Yaumatei
05. Divine Weight

Snail Mail expands tour, shares new song

Snail Mail has released a new song from her upcoming album Lush, which is set to be out June 8th via Matador. Listen to “Let’s Find an Out” below. Lindsey Jordan, the person behind Snail Mail, has also announced new tour dates which can also be found below.

Snail Mail:

05-17 Brighton, England – Great Escape
05-19 Leeds, England – Brudnell Social Club
05-20 Manchester, England – Vullivers
05-21 Bristol, England – Louisiana
05-23 Brussels, Belgium – Witloof Bar
05-24 Groningen, Netherlands – Vera
05-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands – London Calling
05-27 Paris, France – Villette Sonique
06-05 Portland, ME – State Theater &
06-06 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall &
06-07 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
06-09 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Park Brewing
06-12 Washington, DC – The Black Cat @
06-13 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo @
06-14 Toronto, Ontario – Velvet Underground @
06-15 Detroit, MI – Deluxx Flux @
06-16 Chicago, IL – Subterranean @
06-17 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry @
06-18 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews @
06-20 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge @
06-22 Boise, ID – Funky Taco @
06-23 Seattle, WA – Crocodile @
06-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret @
06-25 Portland, OR – Holocene @
06-27 Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club @
06-28 San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall @
06-29 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door @
06-30 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater @
07-03 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live @
07-05 Austin, TX – Barracuda @
07-06 Dallas, TX – Three Links @
07-07 Fayetteville, AR – George’s @
07-08 Nashville, TN – The High Watt @
07-09 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn @
07-10 Durham, NC – Pinhook @
07-11 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter @
07-12 Baltimore, MD – The Parkway Theater @
07-14 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer @
07-15 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair @
07-16 Montreal, Quebec – L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle @
07-17 Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot @
07-24 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups %
07-25 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar %
07-26 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop %
07-27 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme %
07-29 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern %
08-17 Cardiff, England – Green Man Festival
08-20 Antwerp, Belgium – Antwerp OLT
08-22 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Conges Annules
08-23 Düdingen, Switzerland – Bad Bonn
08-28 Bergen, Norway – Perfect Sounds Forever
08-31 Asten-Heusden, Netherlands – Misty Fields
09-02 Dorset, England – End of the Road Festival
10-25 London, England – The Dome
11-07-10 Reykjavik, Iceland – Iceland Airwaves

& with Belle and Sebastian
@ with Bonny Doon
% with Long Beard

Constellation Tatsu releases Spring Batch

Oakland, CA’s Constellation Tatsu has notoriously combed through scores of music and yesterday, May 14th, dropped four collections of releases for their Spring 2018 batch.

Alex Crispin’s follow-up to the emotional Idle Worship on Sounds of the DawnOpen Submission, has its ethereal title track streaming below.

The next soothing track, “Blue Reminder,” from the collection is from Japanese composer Chihei Hatakeyama.

The contribution from Endurance comes as Shade Terrarium, with a sort of vibe to it that could be listened to at the dead of night. The track, “Sonata Primar,” has the soft keys and quiet field recordings of many of ambient classics.

The final track is from the Spanish ambient artist, Lunaria. The excerpt from “A Higher Energy Realm” is taken from the artist’s Ascension Now release.

You can go to C-Tatsu’s Bandcamp to purchase the entire the Spring Batch.

Mitski announces new album Be The Cowboy, shares new song “Geyser”

Mitski has announced a new album, Be The Cowboy out August 17th via Dead Oceans. “For this new record, I experimented in narrative and fiction,” Mitski said in a statement. While recording with her long-time producer Patrick Hyland, she said they continuously returned to “the image of someone alone on a stage, singing solo with a single spotlight trained on them in an otherwise dark room.” She continued, “For most of the tracks, we didn’t layer the vocals with doubles or harmonies, to achieve that campy ‘person singing alone on stage’ atmosphere.”

Mitski has also shared the album’s first single and video. Watch the video for “Geyser,” directed by Zia Anger below as well as the LP’s tracklist.

Be The Cowboy:

01 Geyser
02 Why Didn’t You Stop Me
03 Old Friend
04 A Pearl
05 Lonesome Love
06 Remember My Name
07 Me and My Husband
08 Come Into the Water
09 Nobody
10 Pink in the Night
11 A Horse Named Cold Air
12 Washing Machine Heart
13 Blue Light
14 Two Slow Dancers