new music: John Cale; Unknown Mortal Orchestra; Marrow

John Cale, “Close Watch”

–1982’s futuristic sound fits right in today. It’s moody and gorgeous with its clangy and hypnotic beats. M:FANS [Double Six / Domino] is a new reworking of one of John Cale’s most unique solo records, 1982’s Music For A New Society. It will be released on January 22, 2016.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Necessary Evil”

Funky track and cool video by Unknown Mortal Orchestra that first appeared as a short film on Adult Swim’s Facebook page and its website. It’s from the band’s record Multi-Love (Jagjaguwar). Illustrated and directed by Sean Solomon (Lucas Bros. Moving Co.), the video will also air nationally on Adult Swim during their “Toonami” block on Saturday, November 21st! Solomon said this about his video for “Necessary Evil”: “The video is an abstract love story about two characters whose insecurities and paranoia eventually drive them apart. I tried to show both character’s perspectives using elements from the lyrics. I had a team of amazing animators and friends.”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra describes their sound as depression funk and psychedelic R&B and I that fits. Plenty of swoops and dips and unexpected beats.

Marrow, “Fool”

If you like Wilco, you’ll like Marrow’s guitar folk. Except there’s female aching vocals to go along with the cool guitar. Vocalist/keyboardist Macie Stewart’s voice has an earthy, jazzy essence. The band’s latest album The Gold Standard [Foxhall Records] is out now.

tour dates:

Fri. Nov. 27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (RECORD RELEASE SHOW)
Sun. Jan. 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Tue. Jan. 26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Wed. Jan. 27 – Charlotte, NC @ Double Door Inn
Thu. Jan. 28 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Sat. Jan. 30 – Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s
Sun. Jan. 31 – Austin, TX @ Lambert’s
Mon. Feb. 1 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Wed. Feb. 3 – Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn’s
Thu. Feb. 4 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Fri. Feb. 5 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
Sat. Feb. 6 – Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club

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