Alvvays announce new album Antisocialites, share new song “In Undertow”

The indie pop band Alvvays have announced their second album, Antisocialites. It is the follow-up to their 2014 self-titled debut LP. It is set to be out September 8th via Polyvinyl/Transgressive. In a press release, frontwoman Molly Rankin said, “This record is a fantasy breakup arc and my life nearly imitated art.” Listen to a new song from Antisocialites called “In Undertow,” the Antisocialites tracklist and Alvvays’ upcoming tour dates below.


01 In Undertow
02 Dreams Tonite
03 Plimsoll Punks
04 Your Type
05 Not My Baby
06 Hey
07 Lollipop (Ode to Jim)
08 Already Gone
09 Saved by a Waif
10 Forget About Life


08-05 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08-05 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
08-26 Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds, UK
08-27 Glasgow, Scotland – St. Luke’s
08-28 Sheffield, England – Leadmill
08-29 Southhampton, England – Talking Heads
09-01 Larmer Tree Garden, England – End of the Road Festival
09-03 Burmingham, England – Institute 2
09-04 Nottingham, England – Rescue Rooms
09-06 Oxford, England – Bullingdon Arms
09-07 Manchester, England – Gorilla
09-08 London, England – KoKo
09-09 Bristol, England – Thekla
09-11 Paris, France – Point Ephemere
09-12 Cologne, Germany – Blue Shell
09-13 Hamburg, Germany – Molotow
09-14 Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden
09-17 Utrecht, Netherlands – Ekko
09-18 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
09-30 Long Beach, CA – Music Tastes Good Festival
10-03 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
10-05 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
10-06 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10-07 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
10-11 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
10-12 Nashville, TN – Exit / In
10-13 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
10-14 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
10-16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10-17 Austin, TX – Mohawk
10-18 Dallas, TX – Trees
10-20 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
10-21 Pheonix, AZ – Valley Bar
10-24 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
10-27 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10-28 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
10-30 Salt Late City, UT – Urban Lounge
10-31 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
11-02 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11-03 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
11-04 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
12-13 Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club
12-14 Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club
12-15 Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club
12-16 Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Objects of My Affection – Peter Bjorn and John

2. Adult Diversion – Alvvays

3. You Make Me Wanna Die – The Shivas

4. Impossible – Lyla Foy

5. Cold Lips – The Beets

6. Roky Said – Dead Ghosts

7. Back To You – Twerps

8. All I Wanna Do – Splashh

9. Cut Your Bangs – Girlpool

10. You Are Dead – Mind Spiders

11. My Mine – H. Hawkline

12. Made Up in Blue – The Bats

13. Mirrors – Crocodiles

14. Waste A Lot of Things – Jaill

15. I Need a Woman – Hockey Dad

16. Time Being – Surface to Air Missive

17. Night Song – Young Rival

18. We Bros – WU LYF

19. Summer Solstice – Crystal Antlers

20. Orlando – Exploded View

Fun Fun Fun Fest announces 2015 lineup

Austin-based festival, Fun Fun Fun fest has revealed its lineup for 2015. The festival, on its 10th anniversary, will take place November 6th to 8th at Auditorium Shores.

Included on the lineup are acts such as D’Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, CHVRCHES, Jane’s Addiction, who are performing Ritual de lo habitual, Ride, L7, Future Islands, Grimes, Chromeo, MSTRKRFT, Coheed and Cambria, Desaparecidos, Drive Like Jehu, American Nightmare, Gogol Bordello, performing Gypsy Punk, Converge, Neon Indian, Cass McCombs, Antemasque, Hudson Mohawke, Peaches, and Fucked Up.

On the lineup as well is British heavy metal band, Venom, who are performing their first-ever Texas performance at the festival. D.C. hardcore band dag nasty are also reuniting during the weekend to play.

Other acts are ScHoolboy Q, NOFX, Odesza, Toro y Moi, FUZZ, Mikal Cronin, OFF!, American Football, Parquet Courts, Benjamin Booker, Viet Cong, Alvvays, Joey Bada$$, Doomtree, Shamir, BadBadNotGood, Dwarves, performing Blood, Guts & Pussy, Andrew Jackson Jihad, together PANGEA, Babes in Toyland, The Growlers, King Khan and BBQ Show, and Big Freedia.

Three-day and VIP passes are avaliable for purchase at the festival’s website. Check out the full lineup above and watch the lineup announcement video, which stars Bill Nye the Science Guy, on the website as well.

Osheaga Music festival announces 2015 lineup through mobile driving game

Montreal’s Osheaga Music Festival released its 3015 lineup in a immensely creative way today by releasing a mobile driving game called The Road to Osheaga which gives the users the ability to find out the names of the artists through collecting musical notes.

Some of the lineup includes The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Florence and the Machine, St. Vincent, Alt-J, The Decemberists, Hot Chip, Weezer, Nas, Tyler the Creator, Interpol, The Kills, Caribou, Run the Jewels, Future Islands, The War on Drugs, and Father John Misty.

Also on the lineup is Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, The Avett Brothers, Of Monsters and Men, Brand New, Tove Lo, Charli XCX, Gary Clark Jr., Action Bronson, ScHoolboy Q, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Young the Giant, Patrick Watson, Twin Shadow, First Aid Kit, Toro y Moi, Philip Selway, MS MR, Viet Cong, Alvvays, Slyvan Esso, Milky Chance, Marina and the Diamonds, Raury, Strand of Oaks, Glass Animals, San Fermin, and Young Fathers. 

The music festival will take place the weekend of July 31st – August 2nd at the Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. The full lineup will be released on March 24th which is the same day that tickets go on sale. 

Sasquatch lineup announced

The Sasquatch! Music Festival will return on May 22-25 to the Gorge Amphitheater. The festival lineup has been announced today, the lineup can been seen above.

This year’s lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, Spoon, James Blake, Chromeo, Hot Chip, Sbtrkt, Schoolboy Q, The New Pornographers, The War On Drugs, The Glitch Mob, Little Dragon, Gogol Bordello, Father John Misty, Run The Jewels, Jose Gonzalez, Jenny Lewis, Mø, Real Estate, Future Islands, Ab-Soul, Glass Animals, Sohn, Jungle, Sharon Van Etten, Action Bronson, Perfume Genius, Sylvan Esso, Rustie, Courtney Barnett, King Tuff, San Fermin, Alvvays, Will Butler, Twin Peaks, Merchandise, Nothing, Bishop Nehru, Ex Hex, Diarrhea Planet, Ought, Natalie Prass, S (Jenn Ghetto), and amongst others.

SXSW announced preliminary music lineup

Returning to Austin between March 13th and the 22nd is the widely popular South by Southwest. The music part of the showcase takes place between March 17th through 22nd. Organizers announced a list of preliminary acts set to play over the course of that week.

Among that list are: The Dodos, Jessie Ware, The Pop Group, Thee Oh Sees, Carl Barat and The Jackals, Twin Peaks, The Twilight Sad, The Big Pink, Ben Kweller, Mew, Courtney Barnett, Twerps, Black Milk, Bishop Nehru, Alvvays, Pharmakon, Lust For Youth, Dry the River, Hey Marseilles, Moon Duo, The Octopus Project, Sleep ∞ Over, Ume, The Stone Foxes, Jonathan Toubin, Warm Soda, Natural Child, The Lonely Wild, Civil Twilight, Cheerleader, and Angus & Julia Stone. In all, over 1,000 acts will perform in Austin during SXSW.

Mark Duplass, actor/director is set to be one of the keynote speakers for SXSW’s film portion.

Badges to attend SXSW are available on the festival’s website.