Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day: The Unlikely Candidates


Bonnaroo Artist | The Unlikely Candidates
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | TBA


Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. In addition to main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the next month or so, we’re adding a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day

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Morrissey Unveils ‘World Peace’ Tracklisting | Tickets Still Available for May 28 Ryman Performance


Morrissey‘s upcoming tenth full-length, World Peace Is None of Your Business, which we first told you about back in March, is now definitively slated for a July release through the singer’s new label home, Harvest Records. Recorded in France and produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, The White Stripes, Young the Giant), the album serves as a long-awaited followup to 2009′s Years of Refusal. While we wait for the first single to drop, along with a cover art reveal, we’ll leave you with the newly-unvealed tracklisting, below:

1. World Peace Is None of Your Business
2. Neal Cassady Drops Dead
3. Istanbul
4. I’m Not a Man
5. Earth Is the Loneliest Planet
6. Staircase at the University
7. The Bullfighter Dies
8. Kiss Me a Lot
9. Smiler with Knife
10. Kick the Bride Down the Aisle
11. Mountjoy
12. Oboe Concerto

Amazingly, tickets for Morrissey’s May 28 return to The Ryman are STILL available, but in limited numbers. Grab yours here before they’re gone.

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Swans Debut “Oxygen” Ahead of ‘To Be Kind’ | Catch Them June 30 @ Exit/In!


Since a somewhat shocking reformation in 2010, New York experimental rock pioneers Swans have been back in full force. Frontman/visionary Michael Gira said, at the time, “This is not a reunion. It’s not some dumb-ass nostalgia act. It is not repeating the past… I needed a way to move forward, in a new direction, and it just so happens that revivifying the idea of Swans is allowing me to do that.” True to his word, Gira has led the noisy, post-punk outfit in a refreshing new direction, first with comeback album My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky, then with 2012′s near-masterpiece, The Seer. True to their prolific nature, Swans will drop their latest LP, To Be Kind, May 12. Produced by Gira himself, the two-hour behemoth is set to feature guest spots from St Vincent, Cold Specks, Little Annie, and Bill Rieflin. After the jump, you can check out dissonant, aggressive fist single, “Oxygen,” along with the cover art and track listing, and read a message about the creative process from Gira right here.

We were among the small but enthusiastic crowd to catch Swans at last year’s Bonnaroo, and even named their set among the fest’s best moments. Swans’ live show is a sonic, uncontrollable force to be reckoned with, unlike any other band on earth. We’ll be the first to admit that their sound is not for everyone, but, if experimental/noise rock/no wave piques your interest, or if you’re simply feeling adventurous, you should absolutely catch the band when they perform at Exit/In on June 30. Tickets are available now for only $18; just don’t forget to bring some earplugs!

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Tristen Premieres New Music Video for “Gold Star,” Featuring Tons of Familiar Faces


Nashville snythpop darling Tristen has been nothing if not prolific in releasing music videos in support of her fantastic 2013 album, C A V E S. First came “No One’s Gonna Know,” followed by January’s “Cataylst,” both incredibly cinematic, narrative-focused, visual gems to behold. For her latest outing, the singer has paired up with Impose Magazine to premiere another new vid, this time for “Gold Star.”

The partially animated, kaleidoscope-styled video features a ton of familiar faces, so fans of Caitlin Rose, Birdcloud, Forget Cassettes, Jonny Fritz, and more might want to keep their eyes peeled. Give “Gold Star” a watch below, and let us know what you think!

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The Apache Relay Stream Self-Titled Album Ahead of April 22 Release


We’ve been eagerly anticipating The Apache Relay‘s upcoming third album, ever since they announced its April 22 release date and dropped first single “Katie Queen of Tennessee” earlier this year. A music video followed, showcasing the group’s time recording the album, their third, at LA’s legendary Fairfax Recordings (Sound City). Most recently, Apahce released another new locally-filmed video for “Don’t Leave Me Now,” and, just last weekend, rocked Marathon Music Works’ Spring Block Party.

If you simply can’t wait another week for the Kevin Augunas produced The Apache Relay, Paste Magazine has your back. Stream the album in full, after the jump, and don’t forget to pre-order on iTunes or on CD or vinyl from the band.

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