Ross From Friends announces debut album, first tour in the U.S.

Ross From Friends, aka Felix Clary Weatherhall, is set to release his debut album July 27th via Brainfeeder, titled Family Portrait.

For the producer, the album took almost two years to make, spending upwards of 20 hours a day in the studio. According to Weatherhall, “Every time I went to make music the things which would really grab me are the emotional things, and while I’m in that place I felt I could really focus on the track. That was a massive part of this album, tapping into my emotions…into my emotional instability.”

In support of this release, Weatherhall will be playing shows from June through November. Find the dates below

Pre-order Family Portrait here, and listen to “Project Cyberysn” below. Find the tracklist below as well.

Family Portrait tracklisting

01. Happy Birthday Nick
02. Thank God I’m A Lizard
03. Wear Me Down
04. The Knife
05. Project Cybersyn
06. Family Portrait
07. Pale Blue Dot
08. Back Into Space
09. Parallel Sequence
10. R.A.T.S.
11. Don’t Wake Dad
12. The Beginning

The one where Ross From Friends goes on tour:

06.09.18 – Manchester, UK – Parklife
06.09.18 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen (DJ)
06.15.18 – Glasgow, UK – Sub Club
06.16.18 – Marseille, FR – Marsatac Festival
06.26.18 – Albania – Kala Festival
06.29.18 – Gdansk, PL – Electricians Street
06.30.18 – Milan, IT – Astro Fest
07.05.18 – Montreux, CH – Montreux Jazz Festival
07.06.18 – Paris, FR – The Peacock Society
07.07.18 – Trencin, SK – Pohoda Festival
07.14.18 – Dour, BE – Dour Festival
08.09.18 – Seoul, KR – Cakeshop (DJ)
08.10.18 – Seoul, KR – Kontra (DJ)
08.17.18 – Tokyo, JP – Sonic Mania
08.19.18 – Hamburg, DE – MS Dockville
08.24.18 – Lincolnshire, UK – Lost Village Festival
09.15.18 – Edinburgh, UK – The Liquid Room
09.21.18 – Dublin, IE – Button Factory
09.22.18 – Nantes, FR – Scopitone Festival
09.26.18 – London, UK – Village Underground
09.27.18 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
09.28.18 – Sheffield, UK – Hope Works
09.29.18 – Bologna, IT – roBOt Festival
10.02.18 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
10.03.18 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
10.05.18 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
10.06.18 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
10.11.18 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
10.13.18 – Berlin, DE – Berghain Kantine
10.20.18 – Warsaw, PL – Smolna
10.25.18 – Geneva, CH – Zoo
10.26.18 – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz
10.27.18 – Oslo, NO – Jaeger
11.02.18 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
11.03.18 – Montreal, QC – Phi Centre
11.08.18 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
11.09.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Good Room
11.10.18 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
11.14.18 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
11.15.18 – San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom

M. Ward surprise releases new album What a Wonderful Industry

M. Ward has released a new album, What a Wonderful Industry. The surprise record has an appearance from Jim James from My Morning Jacket on the songs, “Miracle Man” and “Bobby.” Find the album and his  statement about it below.

This is a record inspired by people in the industry I have known—heroes and villains in equal measure. There’s some beautiful moments when you travel for a living, and I’m grateful for being part of an industry that’s taken me around the world so many times—but you quickly learn there’s a perfectly imperfect balance of cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals in the zoo. This record visits the most memorable characters. There’s a lot of very inspirational people I’ve had the pleasure to work with but there are also a few I wish I’d never met. It all tragically ends with an imaginary Griffin Mill-inspired murder ballad.

 Free Cake With Every Creature announces new album, shares “Around You”

Free Cake With Every Creature has announced a follow-up to 2016’s Talking Quietly Of Anything With You. The project of Katie Bennett recorded The Bluest Star at home and the LP is set to be out August 3rd via Double Double Whammy. Pre-order it here.

In anticipation for August, Bennett shared the lead single, “Around You,” with familiar sounds from her previous releases with lyrics like, “In the girls room, hip to hip/ A circle of ‘I admit I… just want to hang around you’/ Do you?” Listen to the track below. Find the tracklist below and the album cover above.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Riding Into The Sunset In A Busted Car”
02 “Around You”
03 “Whole World Girl”
04 “Shake It Out”
05 “Took A Walk”
06 “Sideline Skyline”
07 “Sunday Afternoon”
08 “In Your Car”
09 “Tom Or Mike Or Pat Or”
10 “Hometown Hero”
11 “Christina’s World”
12 “Goodbye, Unsilently”
13 “Be Home Soon”
14 “Night Music”

The Buttertones share “You And Your Knife” video, announce tour

The Buttertones have shared a new video for “You And Your Knife” from Midnight in a Moonless Dream. The clip, directed by Zack Bernstein, shows the band surrounded by funhouse mirrors and as well as a rooftop set. Watch the video below.

Mitski announces tour

Mitski has announced a tour backing her upcoming album Be The Cowboy. Following a number of U.S. solo shows this month, she will tour with a full-band in Europe, the UK, Canada, and the United States. Check out Mitski’s tour schedule below. A number of tickets are available to buy here.

Be The Cowboy will come out August 17th via Dead Oceans and Mitski recently shared “Geyser” from the album along with its music video.

Mitski:

06-09 Bozeman, MT – Rialto Bozeman (solo)
06-12 Fort Collins, CO – The Armory (solo) ^
06-14 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf (solo) ^
06-15 El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace (solo) ^
06-16 Marfa, TX – Crowley Theater (solo) ^
06-20 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s (solo) ^
06-22 Gainesville, FL – High Dive (solo) ^
06-23 Savannah, GA – El Rocko (solo) ^
06-30 Woodstock, NY – Colony (solo) %
09-19 Manchester, England – Manchester Gorilla !
09-20 Glasgow, Scotland – Saint Luke’s !
09-22 Dublin, Ireland – Tivoli Theatre !
09-24 Leeds, England – Brudnell Social Club !
09-25 Bristol, England – Trinity Arts Centre !
09-26 London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire !
09-28 Paris, France – La Maroquinerie !
09-29 Antwerp, Belgium – TRIX !
10-01 Cologne, Germany – Gebäude 9 !
10-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Noord (Tolhuistuin) !
10-04 Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden !
10-05 Vesterbro, Denmark – Vega !
10-06 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich !
10-19 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer &
10-20 Boston, MA – House of Blues &
10-21 Montreal, Quebec – L’Astral &
10-22 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House &
10-23 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick &
10-25 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre &
10-26 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue &
10-30 Vancouver, British Columbia – Imperial &
10-31 Seattle, WA – The Showbox &
11-01 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom &
11-03 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre &
11-07 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern &
11-08 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom &
11-10 Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin &
11-11 Dallas, TX – Trees &
11-13 Nashville, TN – The Basement East &
11-14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade: Hell Stage &
11-16 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club &
11-30 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
12-01 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

^ with Katie von Schleicher
% with Caroline Rose
! with EERA
& with Jessica Lea Mayfield

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Age of Consent – Geographer

2. You’re the Wave – Spooky Mansion

3. Night Body – AT / ALL

4. Juice – Camp Howard

5. Maintain – VILDE

6. I Know How You Get – Mk.Gee

7. Past Lives on the Range – Zach Schimpf

8. Ribbions – Club Kuru

9. Chairman Gou – James Supercave

10. The . Reservoir – Small Forward

11. Get Together – Bill Waters

12. Better Days – Cody Ash

13. Your Name – Bernache

14. Been so Long – Mike Edge

15. Cameos – Swimming Tapes

16. Steady – Strongboy

17. Anyone – Swim Mountain

18. Dreams via Memories – Ceramic Animals

19. Taking Up Space – Mustard Service

20. In Your Arms – Sunbeam Sound Machine

Watch Lorde cover Frank Ocean’s “Lost” at Primavera Sound 2018

Lorde performed tonight at Primavera Sound 2018 where during her set, she covered Frank Ocean’s track “Lost.” Watch a clip of the cover below. It is the second time this year she has covered Frank Ocean, the first at her Milwaukee stop on her recent tour.