Caramel Shares New Single, Music Video Now Premiering At The Vinyl District

London psych-pop outfit Caramel has unwrapped their new single “Queesh” — a deliciously sweet treat bursting with rich harmonies and candy-coated synths.

Premiering today at The Vinyl District, it’s the first taste from the new UK project and features a dazzling optical experience filmed and directed by Caramel frontman William Cunningham.

Watch the video below — and stay tuned for the quartet’s upcoming debut album Deluxe Edition, which officially hits shelves on November 22nd via DuoPoly Records.

London Psych-Pop Quartet Caramel Joins Future Chord Publicity Roster

We’re excited to reach across the pond today and announce the signing of London psych-pop outfit Caramel to the Future Chord publicity roster.

Casted by Sasha Moxon, twins William and Jordan Cunningham, and Cedric Monzali, the buzzworthy indie upstarts blend rich melodies, seductive mosaics of samples and synthesizers, and compelling bass lines to lead a journey through time, space and esoteric landscapes of the lesser known.

It was after the break-up of his former group Clout! that songwriter William Cunningham yearned to channel his now-refined talents into a new sonic excursion with his partner Sasha Moxon. Their passion for creating animated music videos together inspired them to collaborate as Caramel’s super-imaginative visual artists.

Stay tuned for the UK quartet’s debut full-length, Deluxe Edition — set to officially arrive on November 22nd via DuoPoly Records.

Listen to Super City's Flourescent New Single; Debuting via Vents Magazine

Summer officially comes to a close next week — but don’t tell that to Baltimore psychedelic pop troupe Super City.

Premiering today via Vents Magazine, the band’s latest single “Greek” squeezes every last drop out of the season. The indie jamboree glows with colorful vocal harmonies and bright neon synths recalling notable contemporaries like Arcade Fire, Spoon, and Vampire Weekend.

In case you missed it, Super City previously shared their first new music of 2019 with “High” premiering on The Big Takeover in June — while “Too Right” debuted last month with our friends at Substream Magazine.

Future Chord Presents: Super City, Radagascar, and Curly Blue at The Radio Room

Join us at The Radio Room with a lineup for the ages on Wednesday, September 18th to help get you through a midweek slump.

Newly founded Greer-based jangle rock band Curly Blue kicks off the night, followed by the epic psychedelic pop soundscapes of Baltimore outfit Super City. Stick around for Clemson’s indie punk group Radagascar to close things out.

RSVP and find more information here.

Advance Stream Brother Oliver's New Album 'Well, Hell' via PureGrainAudio

Psychedelic folk-rock outfit Brother Oliver officially returns this Friday with their long awaited new album Well, Hell — but you can hear it a few days early thanks to PureGrainAudio.

It follows a busy year for the group after sharing stages with renowned acts like Steve Miller Band, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, Drivin N Cryin, Drake Bell, SUSTO, and more.

In case you missed it, several tracks from the upcoming album were previously highlighted by major international outlets including PopMatters, AXS, Folk Radio, Grimy Goods, and BalconyTV.

Pre-order your copy of Well, Hell now — and stay tuned for more exciting news later this week from the Brother Oliver camp.

Step Into the Shadows with Brother Oliver's New Single; Premiering via Folk Radio

Photo Credit: Sarah Marie Marko

Photo Credit: Sarah Marie Marko

Brother Oliver returns on Friday, August 30th with their stellar new album Well, Hell — but the band is sharing one more single ahead of the LP’s official release next week.

Debuting over at Folk Radio, take a listen to “Altars” now and explore a dark and vibrant forest of psychedelic folk rock from the South Carolina go-getters.

Fresh off appearances at Mile of Music and Philadelphia Folk Festival, find Brother Oliver performing later this year at Campbellsville Folk Festival, the US National Whitewater Center, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and several other big shows around the Southeast.

  • August 29th - Greenville, SC (Horizon Records)

  • August 31st - Campbellsville, KY (Campbellsville Folk Festival)

  • September 2nd - Matthews, NC (Matthews Alive)

  • September 19th - Charlotte, NC (US National Whitewater Center)

  • September 20th + 21st - Bristol, TN (Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion)

  • October 19th - Columbia, SC (South Carolina State Fair)

  • November 1st - Greer, SC (The Spinning Jenny) ^

  • November 23rd - Spartanburg, SC (Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium) *

^ w/ Of Montreal

* w/ SUSTO

Brother Oliver Continues To Rise, Set to Appear at Philadelphia Folk Festival

Photo Credit: Craig Vietti

Photo Credit: Craig Vietti

South Carolina folk rock duo Brother Oliver doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. After performing at Mile of Music festival in Wisconsin last week, their big summer continues with an appearance at Philadelphia Folk Festival — the oldest continually run outdoor music festival in North America.

They’ll be joined on the lineup by legendary acts David Crosby, Joan Osborne, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band plus recent sensations like Margo Price, Langhorne Slim and the Long at Last Band, The Way Down Wanderers, Cha Wa, and more.

Check out the full lineup below, and be on the lookout for Brother Oliver’s new album Well, Hell — arriving on August 30th via Forthright Records. In case you missed it, stream the band’s latest single “Improving Morale”, which recently premiered with Vents Magazine.

Get Real with Super City's New Single, Debuting via Substream Magazine

Baltimore favorites Super City have been lighting things up this summer and they’re here for more with new single “Too Right” — a cool, breezy indie rock somersault with a kick of psychedelic pop.

Now premiering via Substream Magazine, listen below and find the band performing this Thursday at Rose Gold in New York City and on Friday at Union Stage in Washington, DC.

In case you missed it, Super City previously shared their first new music of 2019 last month with “High” — which premiered over at The Big Takeover.

Stream Brother Oliver’s New Single, Now Premiering on Vents Magazine

Photo Credit: Sarah Marie Marko

Photo Credit: Sarah Marie Marko

South Carolina via Michigan outfit Brother Oliver is back in the spotlight with “Improving Morale”, a psychedelic cinematic dream that flickers with shades of indie pop.

Stream the new single now premiering on Vents Magazine and appearing on their upcoming album Well, Hell — which officially arrives on August 30th via Forthright Records. Don’t miss the band making several festivals this summer at Mile of Music, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Campbellsville Folk Festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and more.

Fox Grin Preps for Technicolor Dreams Tour This Summer

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Nashville-via-Atlanta art rockers Fox Grin are back in action later this month — storming through the Midwest for a week-long run highlighted by their second consecutive appearance at Mile of Music Festival in Appleton, Wisconsin.

The Technicolor Dreams Tour presented by Future Chord marks Fox Grin’s first show in Madison, where they’ll be supported by psychedelic wizards The Earthlings and alternative indie troupe Wimbledon. In Cincinnati, they’ll join forces with The Midwestern, while their date in Lexington is rounded out by southern psych-rock troopers Bandit Sun and garage pop outfit Plastic Bubble.

Check out the full itinerary, and watch Fox Grin’s stunning music video for “Shangri-La”, below.

  • 7.29 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub

  • 7.30 - Appleton, WI @ Stone Arch Brew Pub

  • 8.01 - Appleton, WI @ Mile of Music Festival

  • 8.02 - Madison, WI @ The Wisco

  • 8.03 - Lexington, KY @ Best Friend Bar

Premiere: Dive Into Fashion Bath's Wild New Tune

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Asheville garage rock troopers Fashion Bath officially return this Friday, July 12th with new LP Domestic Bliss — but we’ve got a sneak peek from the album, now streaming below. Drenched in summer sweat and scorching guitar riffs, “Over It” kicks off at a blistering pace that finally screeches to a halt after a hot and sticky three-minute ride.

Says the band about the track: "“It’s a self-deprecating take on the process of getting older and realizing that we may not have turned out the way that our mom's had hoped. It's a fun song about feeling bad."

Fashion Bath shared the video for previous single “Benoit” back in May, and they’ll be celebrating the release of Domestic Bliss by performing at Fleetwood’s in Asheville next weekend (RSVP here).

RIYL: Jacuzzi Boys, Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees

Brother Oliver and Fox Grin Gear Up for Mile of Music Festival

Hello, Wisconsin! We’ve got two Future Chord bands coming your way this August to perform at Mile of Music Festival in Appleton. It marks the second appearance for Nashville indie pop outfit Fox Grin after performing there last year — and Greenville folk rock duo Brother Oliver’s first time at the event.

They’ll both be joined by The Artisinals, Rare Creatures, Mo Lowda & The Humble, Vesperteen, and several other amazing bands. Head over to the official festival website to get the full scoop on the lineup, schedule, and everything in between.

In case you missed it, revisit Brother Oliver’s take of “Coffee and a Cigarette” with BalconyTV below — shot atop The Tabernacle in Atlanta and named Editor’s Pick — as well as Fox Grin’s excellent AudioTree live session.

Kid Trails Gets Nostalgic on New Single "Friendships Fade"

Columbia outfit Kid Trails has a knack for putting a Southern twist on psychedelic rock. Fronted by Toro y Moi bassist Patrick Jeffords, new single “Friendships Fade” creates a hazy indie daydream that dwells on companionships that aren’t quite what they used to be.

Says Jeffords on the track: “The main inspiration for the song came from visiting friends in another town and realizing that the strong bonds we had when we were in each other’s lives fade over time.  On the flip side, they might even get stronger and more meaningful in our minds if we are looking at the past through rose colored glasses.”

Stream the new single below (which also features Toro y Moi drummer Andy Woodward and Columbia musician Desirée Richardson of Pandercakes), and find Kid Trails this weekend at Eighth State Brewing Company in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

 
 

Take Flight with Super City's New Single, Now Premiering via The Big Takeover

Back like they never even left, Baltimore-based outfit Super City has returned with “High” — an explosive indie rock pursuit with flashes of psychedelic pop.

Premiering today via The Big Takeover, it’s the band’s first new music since last fall when they dropped their excellent sophomore album Sanctuary.

Listen to “High” right now – and be on the lookout for more exciting news from Super City this summer.

Brother Oliver and Barry McGunthrie Jr. Get Rowdy with New Video + Live Show

Psychedelic folk rock outfit Brother Oliver and southern sensation Barry McGunthrie Jr. have a few tricks up their sleeves.

The combo recently joined forces over hilarious country comedy single “My Pastor Bought a Brand New Sports Car” — a satirical take about a preacher getting caught redhanded with the church offering plate — and now they’re getting together to perform this Friday night in Greenville, South Carolina.

“The whole project was a break from the norm and a chance to make something fun, but also very meaningful to us”, says Andrew Oliver of Brother Oliver. “We recorded the song together and couldn’t stop playing it back over and over and over. We felt like we had something that people could really connect with.”

Oliver adds that Joey Thompson (aka Barry McGunthrie Jr.) had “a grand vision for the video, which was gonna require like 6 days of shooting, multiple hired actors, and multiple locations. I felt like there was no way we were going to pull it off in the window of time that we had. Lo and behold, Joey was a mad man of a director and everything came together and we were able to shoot it exactly how he envisioned.“

Check out “My Pastor Bought A Brand New Sports Car” below, and grab tickets now for tomorrow night’s show at The Radio Room.

Future Chord Welcomes Super City to Publicity Roster

Photo Credit: Britt Olsen-Ecker

Photo Credit: Britt Olsen-Ecker

For the past five years, Baltimore-based indie pop outfit Super City has been building an impressive foundation — releasing two excellent LPs and supporting bands like White Denim, Bent Knee, Rubblebucket, Tera Melos, and Vetiver along the way.

Today, we’re excited to welcome them as the newest addition to our roster at Future Chord. Check out their official artist profile and stay tuned for more exciting news from the band in the coming days ahead.

Connect with Super City: Official WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitterSpotify

ICYMI: Nova Coastal, Orange Pippin, Monsoon Room, and Watson Village (4.27.19)

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Orange Pippin

Monsoon Room

Watson Village

iLLPHONiCS Join Forces with Future Chord; Prepare for New Shows and Music

We’re thrilled to welcome aboard St. Louis hip-hop royalty iLLPHONiCS to the Future Chord roster.

With an all-original membership dating back over a dozen years, the Missouri outfit creates a soulful concoction of masterful lyricism surrounded by a symphony of jazzy bass lines, sharp drums, crisp guitars, and ever-evolving keys, all of which has gained the attention of BET, IndiMusic TV, Footlocker, and more.

After working with longtime David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, the band released their new EP, DV8 Pt. 1, in March — the first in a small series of EPs next to Visconti.

Catch iLLPHONiCS on the road next month as they embark on a small trek through the Southeast, and keep up with their journey via the band’s social pages below.

  • Friday, June 7th: Atlanta, GA - Union EAV (w/ Safari Wiliams and Apache!)

  • Saturday, June 8th: Nashville, TN - Radio Cafe (w/ Blackpool Mecca and Mesmer Tea)

Connect with iLLPHONiCS: Official WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitterSpotify