Chipotle and The Chive Bring Yet More Festivals To The Area and Sarah Jaffe Releases A New Single.
So, as we've done in the past, we've compiled the most recent batch of visual releases all in one, easily navigable post.
Let's take a look.
First up, The Polyphonic Spree premiered the new Justin Wilson-directed clip for its Yes, It's True cut, “Hold Yourself Up” via NPR earlier today. The thought-provoking piece depicts a dying man passing through a Spree-filled realm before he's either resuscitated or finally makes his way to the afterlife — it's tough to say. All that's clear is that the place our man ends up in is markedly less jubilant than, say, dancing around with the Spree.
That same site, it's worth noting, also debuted another new track from the Spree's label and current tour mate Sarah Jaffe and her upcoming third full-length. “Some People Will Tell You” finds the formerly folky Jaffe further heading toward an LCD Soundsystem-esque brand of electro-pop experimentation. Take a listen here.
Back on the video trip, Fort Worth troubadour Jacob Furr passed along the following clip for the song, “Falling Stars,” from his upcoming Trails and Traces LP. The video was filmed in the desert near Terlingua, Texas. Per Furr, the album is a tribute to his wife Christina, whom he lost last year to cancer. It's a moving clip, to be sure — and one you can check out below:
Keeping things rolling, local rapper Dustin Cavazos also debuted a new video of late, this one for the single, “All I Been Doing.”
And not to be forgotten is this new one from Hellyeah for the song “Moth” from its June-released, fourth studio LP. That one, called Blood for Blood, we should point out, is the band's first album to hit No. 1 on Billboard's US Hard Rock Albums chart.
Moving on, there are a handful of festivals coming down the pike for us all to be aware of.
Last week, the now-Dallas Morning News-owned Untapped Festival announced the bulk of the bands that'll be performing when it returns to the South Side on Lamar area in Dallas on November 1. In addition to 200 available beer samples from 70 different brewers, the fest will see performances from Cake, Shovels & Rope, Deltron 3030, Cayucas, METZ, Jamestown Revival and the aforementioned The Polyphonic Spree. Pre-sale tickets to that one — which you can purchase here — will be just $30 through July 21.
Meanwhile, coming to Southfork Ranch this August 28 will be Chive Fest 2014, in which Reddit's douchier cousin will bring eight bands and something called a “nostalgia tent” to the former Ewing compound. While the acts playing this one have yet to be announced, we'll point to acts like Empire of the Sun, 2 Chainz, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, White Denim, Girl Talk and Washed Out, who are just a few of the artists playing on the tour's other three stops in Chicago, Denver and Seattle, as an indicator of the types of names you can look forward to appearing at this one.
Similarly, Chipotle will bring its fourth annual Cultivate affair — a “food ideas and music festival” in the company's own words — to Irving's Lake Carolyn on October 18, where organizers say they hope to “brings together farmers, chefs, thought leaders, artists, musicians, and participants like you, on a journey towards a world of more sustainable, wholesome and delicious food.” Like Chive's fest, the lineup of celebrity chefs and musicians appearing at this one have yet to be announced, but Neon Trees, Charli XCX, Portugal the Man, Grouplove and chefs Graham Elliot and Andrew Zimmern are but a few of the names appearing at the fest's other two stops in San Francisco and Minneapolis.
While we're on the subject of big shows, we should mention Goodnight Ned's upcoming album release show, which will go down Thursday, July 24, at Trees. We've recently learned that the circus-themed shindig will also feature burlesque dancers, painted ladies, stilt walkers, jugglers, caricature artists, a fortune teller, the Photo-Wagon, food trucks and midway fare like balloon darts, ring toss, funnel cakes, caramel apples and fried Oreos. Oh, and performances from Sam Lao and The Rich Girls, too.
Likewise, Somebody's Darling will also release its much anticipated third LP at Trees on August 23. And, on August 9, Trees 2.0 will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its rebirth with a $5 show headlined by Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights. Exit 380, on the other hand, will hold a vinyl release for its latest album at House of Blues on August 8.
Speaking of upcoming releases: Idol Records has announced that it will be releasing a remastered version of Dove Hunters's debut album, The Southern Unknown as the band is currently busy wrapping up its sophomore effort, Black Cloud Erupt Us which, the label says, will be released later this year.
Then there's AV the Great, who passed along, “ILLest Verse of the Century,” the first single from his upcoming Man-N-Da City2, which is due out August 17. Check that one out below.
Want more to check out? OK. Datahowler just passed along the following mix, which he tells White Noise is just the first of what he plans on being a monthly series of releases: “They are just going to be like podcast / DJ mixes but they won't always be the same style of music,” says Ross Edman, the man behind the moniker. “Next one I do I want to focus on Texas beat makers specifically.”
Elsewhere, Rigor Mortis says it needs help funding its fourth and final LP, which we recently hipped you to. The band's currently trying to raise $20,000 via a crowd-funding campaign in order to print physical copies of the disc before its planned release show in September. At the time of this writing, the area thrash legends have raised more than $7,000.
That's more than can be said of Charlsie Grace's fundraising efforts with her hopeful Deep Ellum Block Party festival, which appears to have stalled out at $1,500 in secured funds for the time being, with just 16 days remaining in the campaign.
Finally this week, we feel compelled to point out that “some Jeff person,” at the Dallas Observer got a cool shout out from Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves in a video courtesy of StyleLikeU's “What's Underneath” video series. Check it out:
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