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LONGWAVE return with first single in 10 years, "Stay With Me", on Bodan Kuma Recordings

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Announce Bowery Ballroom show + fall tour, new album to come in early 2019

Acclaimed NYC indie rockers Longwave have announced a New York show at the Bowery Ballroom on November 17th, along with a fall tour with Blue October. The announcement comes on the heels of news that Longwave are working on their first album in over a decade, coming in early 2019.

While the album is still under wraps, the band is gearing up to release a single, "Stay With Me", to be released digitally and as an limited-pressed 7" through indie label Bodan Kuma Recordings. The single will be their first music since 2008's Peter Katis produced Secrets Are Sinister

The Bowery Ballroom show will also feature The Shelia Divine, with tickets going on sale this Friday, August 17th at 12pm (EST) via this link

The band will also be embarking on a fall tour supporting Blue October, kicking off in Royal Oak, MI on October 11th. The dates are below. 

10.11 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
10.12 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10.13 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
10.14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
10.17 - Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Room
10.18 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
10.19 - Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre
10.20 - Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10.21 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre

About Longwave

Longwave formed at the dawn of the New York indie rock resurgence in 1999. The Brooklyn-based band’s first release was the indie distributed Endsongs.

The band then signed to RCA Records where it released the Dave Fridmann-produced The Strangest Things. Longwave followed up with an EP, Life Of The Party, which was produced by Fridmann and future producer of The National, Peter Katis. The band would enlist John Leckie (Radiohead, XTC, and Stone Roses) to helm the production for the full length a There’s A Fire. In 2008 Longwave released Secrets Are Sinister, which Katis produced, through Original Signal Recordings.
To support these releases the band toured throughout the world sharing billing domestically and overseas with their friends The Strokes. They’ve also toured with The National, The Vines, The Doves, bloc party, Blue October, and Kasabian among others.
The band are gearing up to release a single, “Stay With Me”, and a new album to follow in early 2019.

Video Premiere: Detroit Rebellion - 'See You Next Year' via New Noise Magazine

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Providence, Rhode Island duo Detroit Rebellion has premiered a video today for the title-track single off their upcoming album, See You Next Year, today via New Noise prior to the album’s arrival, August 24 on Bodan Kuma.  

Discussing the single, singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeff Toste stated, "This song is about what it is to be in fashion - that it often seems more important to be part of something new than of lasting value. We shot the video in what we thought was an abandoned mill area. When security surrounded us they said… We've seen people with drugs back here, guns back here, but we ain’t never seen nobody in no space suits before.”

MAGNET and Ghettoblaster Magazine Premiere Detroit Rebellion's video for "Black"

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MAGNET and Ghettoblaster Magazine have the pleasure of premiering the video for “Black,”

Detroit Rebellion just released a video for “Black,” a track from sophomore album See You Next Year, out August 24 on Bodan Kuma. Jeff Toste, the frontman of the Providence, R.I., garage/blues duo, says the song “is all about getting screwed and the nature of evil.” Given the track’s subject matter, the video—directed by Toste—is the perfect fit. 

Together, MAGNET and Ghettoblaster Magazine premiered the video, which offers spurts of post-punk energy, touches of reverb, and bursts of anger and indignation. This is what the duo had to say about it:

“‘Black’ is a song about getting screwed and the nature of evil. We actually almost got arrested shooting the video; police said they got about ten 911 calls about a guy in a devil mask on the highway.”

Detroit Rebellion Announce Sophomore Album, See You Next Year, out August 24

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“Detroit Rebellion are not from the Motor City but they do kinda sound like the could be. Their sound is less Jack White however and maybe more early Beck.” – BrooklynVegan

Providence, Rhode Island duo Detroit Rebellion has announced their sophomore album, See You Next Year, will arrive August 24 on Bodan Kuma, sharing a lyric video for the track “Wrong Number”.

The follow up to their 2017 debut album, The Man, See You Next Year continues to find singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeff Toste exploring a world of gritty blues and garage rock with drummer Micaiah Castro.  Taking their name from the violent upheaval that shook Detroit in the summer of 1967, Toste felt it an appropriate label for a genre of music created to simultaneously sooth the soul, as well as wrestle with the problems that troubles it.

See You Next Year takes the energy and the attitude up a notch, immediately obvious on lead track, “Wrong Number”, which is driven by frantic vocals and spirited drum work, delivered like a jab in the face.  Spurts of post-punk energy, timely touches of reverb, and bursts of anger and indignation mark tunes like the three-minute blast “Black.” While See You Next Year is more raw and aggressive than its predecessor, it never strays too far from moody, thinking-man’s blues, with its hints of jazz and haunting guitar. It is a record for which the right energy outweighed precise lyrical clarity, harkening back to traditional blues in spirit, if not necessarily in structure.


See You Next Year track listing:

01.  Wrong Number
02.  Troubadour
03.  You’re Going South Tonight
04.  Black
05.  When The Finger Points At You
06.  See You Next Year
07.  Snake Eyes
08.  Storyteller
09.  The Bug Jar
10.  Spit Fire
11.  Put On A Show
12.  Graveyard Blues

Grand Canyon 7"s now available! Listen to the b-side "Standing In The Shadows"

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The new 7" from Grand Canyon is now available in the Bodan Kuma store! Limited to only 100 pressings, the 45 features the lead single "Lucinda" as the A-side with "Standing In The Shadows" as the B-side. You can listen to "Standing In The Shadows" above. 

To celebrate the release of the 7", Grand Canyon will be performing at the Bootleg Theatre on June 5th, with the first 50 people getting one for free! Get your tickets here now. 

Listen to the first single from LA's Grand Canyon - "Lucinda"

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Los Angeles based rockers Grand Canyon just released their first official single for Bodan Kuma Recordings, the Heartbreakers inspired "Lucinda". Mixed by Brendan Benson, it's the first taste from the group off their forthcoming debut album, due in late 2018. You can hear the track in the video above. 

Now available on all DSPs, "Lucinda" will also be released on a limited edition 7" exclusively in the Bodan Kuma store starting on May 15th. The b-side, "Standing In The Shadows" (which also appears off the new album) will be pressed to only 100 copies of cream colored vinyl. You can pre-order your copy now. 

The band will celebrate the release with a show on June 5th at the Bootleg Theatre, with special guests Brian Whelan and Elijah Ocean. All the details and tickets can be found here

PopMatters debuts KAT MEOZ's Richard Brautigan inspired video for "Here I Wait", directed by Kansas Bowling

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LA garage rocker Kat Meoz (f.k.a. GRIT) is prepping her new EP, Here I Wait, and PopMatters has the premiere of the video for the title track, directed by frequent collaborator Kansas Bowling. 

The video, inspired by San Francisco-based writer Richard Brautigan (Trout Fishing in America, The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966), finds Kat searching for an important artifact in the late author's legacy. You can watch the video exclusively on PopMatters here.

As Kat describes it: "Originally I was supposed to play the role of the ingénue searching for Willard, retracing Brautigan's real life hangouts, as well as the locations where his book covers were photographed. However, since Kansas has read every book and poem by the author, it made more sense to me that Kansas play herself and I play the many Brautigan babes who graced the covers."

Actor James Kirkland, whose resemblance to Brautigan is strikingly uncanny, agreed to star in the Nor Cal adventure. We read Brautigan novels aloud in the car, and listened to rare recordings of the author and his friends reciting his poetry. My favorite, “Love Poem", made it into the end of the video, read aloud by Brautigan himself."

Kat's forthcoming release, Here I Wait, will be out on 1/26 and is available for pre-order now. 

WATCH: Kat Meoz's Holiday Hit, "Christmas In Hollywood", Video featuring KROQ's Rodney Bingenheimer

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LA garage rocker Kat Meoz (f.k.a. GRIT) is debuting a video for the song "Christmas In Hollywood," off Rodney Bingenheimer's “Santa’s Got a GTO, Vol. 2” holiday compilation (the first volume released in 20 years!).

Stream the video (which features a cameo from the legendary Bingenheimer himself) exclusively on Buzzbands here. 

Kat tells Buzzbands“I was driving back from Vegas with my friend and director, Kansas Bowling, and she got a call from Rodney, telling her that he was short one song for his Christmas compilation. … The day before, Rodney had played my song ‘LA Don’t Love You’ on his show, so I felt confident interrupting their phone call to announce that I would like a chance to write an original for the compilation. He said it would have to be done, fully mastered, in a week’s time to be considered for the vinyl release. I asked him what specifically he would want the Christmas song to be about and he said something about Hollywood.

“Two days later, I was at Seahorse Sounds Studio recording a Christmas song I had written with some of my closest music friends. Eric Weaver (Iggy Azalea, Camila) and Kyle Biane (Pacific Radio) produced the song, and Eliot Lorango and Salvatore Joseph played bass and drums respectively. My friend Emery Becker came to the studio to film behind the scenes, and I told him that I just kept seeing myself as a giant Christmas tree eating alone in a diner or playing at the beach with some girls. The finished song was approved, and I approached Kansas to help me make a video. I told her my idea and she loved it, taking it one step further, saying that I should be stalking Rodney as the Christmas tree. Rodney was on board to be in the video, offering his bad-ass GTO for production value.”

You can pick up your copy of Rodney's compilation, Santa's Got A GTO Vol. 2 on limited edition vinyl courtesy of GEARHEAD.

Kat will be playing the record release party tomorrow night in Hollywood at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery at the WACKO Soap Plant, as well as headlining her own show on 12/14 at the Hi-Hat in Los Angeles with Jenny Vee.  



Premiere: MAGNET Magazine - The Heroic Enthusiasts "When The Deal Is Done"

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MAGNET Magazine has exclusively premiered the first single off the self-titled debut album from New York's The Heroic Enthusiasts. 

The band’s self-produced LP was mixed by Mercury Rev’s Anthony Molina and is out via the Bodan Kuma label. Formed in 2014, the quartet is made up of James Tabbi (Eleven Pond), Thomas Ferrara (Bullseye), Mike James (Longwave) and Dexter Redic (Roots Collider). Says James, “We all hit it off with a mutual love of bands like Japan and Cocteau Twins. I think we knew there was immediate chemistry, and I was indeed intrigued by the sound. It wasn’t forced or revivalist to me. It sounded honest.” You can listen to the single via MAGNET here

The Heroic Enthusiasts is out October 20, 2017 and pre-orders are available now. 

Bodan Kuma Sign GRAND CANYON, Hear "Lucinda"

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Join us in welcoming Grand Canyon to the Bodan Kuma family.

The six piece band plays "west coast rock", Americana country pop reminiscent of artists like Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac. The band includes Casey Shea (vocals and guitar), Allison Pierce (vocals), Joe Guese (guitar and keys), Adam Popick (bass), Tom Polce (drums), and Matt Pynn (guitar and pedal steel). Formerly all east coasters, the band members migrated to Los Angeles, and created Grand Canyon on the east side of town in 2015. 

The band are finishing up their debut album, tentatively scheduled for early 2018. For now, you can start with their single, "Lucinda", below.