Friday, January 23, 2015

Smallpools To Release Debut Album

Los Angeles' quartet Smallpools will release their debut album LOVETAP! on March 24th through RCA Records. “Karaoke”, the first single off the album is currently available at all digital retails and streaming providers. “Karaoke” was produced by Ricky Reed and John Ryan, listen HERE.

Press is already praising “Karaoke” with Hilly Dilly saying ““Karaoke” follows up some of the best new pop we’ve heard in a while, and the band has really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the song’s actual sound. Baeble Music noted “The energetic new track is lighthearted, lots of fun, and makes you want to grab a mic and sing along”. Earmilk said  “Like a breath of fresh air, Smallpools build on their style with the momentum behind "Karaoke".

After bursting onto the scene with their 4 song self-titled EP, Smallpools has toured to all corners of North America opening for WALK THE MOON, Neon Trees, Grouplove, MS MR, Twenty One Pilots, and Two Door Cinema Club, played Lollapalooza and Firefly Festivals, and closed the year with a sold out Live Nation “Ones To Watch '14” headline tour.

The release of their self-titled debut EP gained them critical acclaim and brought them their national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing their debut single "Dreaming" which was produced by Captain Cuts. You can hear “Dreaming” HERE and see the video HERE, which has 4.5 million views.

LOVETAP! track list (out 3/24 on RCA Records):
01. American Love
02. Killer Whales
03. Dreaming
04. Karaoke
05. Street Fight
06. Mason Jar
07. Over and Over
08. Lovetap!
09. What's A Picture Of?
10. Dyin' to Live
11. Admission To Your Party
12. 9 to 5
13. No Story Time
14. Submarine

**Information Courtesy of Girlie Action Media and RCA Records

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wye Oak Remixes Sylvan Esso's 'Play It Right'

We're a little Sylvan Esso obsessed here at The Triangle Beat, so this Wye Oak remix of "Play it Right" pretty much made our day.  Luckily, Sylvan Esso will return to Carrboro on April 3 at the Carrboro Town Commons.  Until then, enjoy the varying electronic textures of this remix.  Play it right, play it loud.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ryan Bingham Releases Fear and Saturday Night

Ryan Bingham's newly released album, Fear and Saturday Night, expresses the constant evolution of life.  Bingham's previous album, Tomorrowland, dealt heavily with the loss of his parents - his mother from alcohol and his father by suicide.

On a much different note. Fear and Saturday Night shares the joys of partnership and the anticipation of becoming a father.  Bingham and his wife, Anna Axster, are expecting their first child and his music reflects this positive event. Fear and Saturday Night was released today and can be purchased on his website.  It's a beautiful collection about moving forward, escaping "Tomorrowland", and the power of love. 

Ryan Bingham is co-headling a show with Lucero at Cat's Cradle on February 18.  The event is $25 and tickets can be purchased from the Cat's Cradle website.  

Check out one of Bingham's classics, "Southside of Heaven" and don't miss out on Fear and Saturday Night. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CounterPoint Early Bird Passes Are Available Today

The CounterPoint Fest lineup won't be announced until Thursday, January 15, but early bird tickets are available today.  The three day festival takes place in Kingston Downs, GA on May 22-24. Last year's lineup featured Outkast, Pretty Lights, and Foster the People.  Stay tuned for more details on Thursday.  For now, check out the early bird deals by visiting their website.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hangout Fest Lineup Announced

Mark your calendars for May 15-17!  The lineup for the Gulf Shore's Hangout Festival has been announced and it's looking pretty promising.  The headliners, Foo Fighters, Beck, and Zac Brown Band are surrounded by tons of musical talent.  Some of the stand-outs include Phantogram, Spoon, and Future Islands.  Check out the full lineup and details on the official website.

Generationals Unleash "Reviver" Video

The quirky New Orleans duo, Generationals, have been touring the States to promote their latest album, Alix.  Today, they released a video for "Reviver" that features a dirt biker with big dreams.  To see this whimsical video, head over to Brooklyn Vegan

The Generationals have already hit the Triangle on their tour, but they are making plenty of stops across the States: 

Generationals 2015 Tour Dates

1/13: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone (w/ Elel)
1/14: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall - Tomorrow Never Knows (w/ Elel, Young Buffalo)
1/15: St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House (w/ Elel)
1/16: Champaign, IL @ Mike N Molly's (w/ Elel)
1/17: Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell's Eccentric Cafe (w/ Elel)
1/18: Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival (w/ Elel)
1/19: Nashville, TN @ High Watt (w/ Elel)
1/20: Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
2/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom (w/ Rose Quartz)
2/5: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown (w/ Rose Quartz)
2/6: San Diego, CA @ Casbah (w/ Rose Quartz)
2/7: Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo Music Club (w/ Rose Quartz)
2/9: El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace (w/ Rose Quartz)
2/10: San Antonio, TX @ Limelight (w/ Rose Quartz)
2/11: Austin, TX @ The Parish (w/ Rose Quartz)
2/21-22: Tlaltizapan, MX @ Bahidora Music Festival
3/3: Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder (w/ Rose Quartz)
3/4: Orlando, FL @ The Social (w/ Rose Quartz)
3/5: Tampa, FL @ Crowbar (w/ Rose Quartz)
3/6: Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
3/7: Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly (w/ Rose Quartz)
3/8: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall (w/ Rose Quartz).

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Reveille and Birds With Fleas Play The Pour House

Join the party tonight at The Pour House for some Americana and Bluegrass at its best.  New Reveille will take the stage at 9:30, followed by the harmonious sounds of Birds With Fleas.  Get a taste of both bands below and we'll see ya tonight!

New Reveille - SoundOffSessions - "Tennessee Honey"

Birds With Fleas - Scenic City Roots - "Molly"