Modern Sky announce the signing of Habibi, an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York. They are a blend of psychedelic rock and sixties girl group harmonies. The name Habibi means "my love," an Arabic word vocalist Rahill Jamlifard grew up using in her Iranian family. Stay tuned for more details and announcements regarding.
Pow Pow FAMILY BAND
Modern Sky announces the debut LP from Pow Pow Family band titled " All Right " via Pond Magazine including an interview with frontman Miles Robbins.
" With a mix of old and new, Pow Pow Family Band brings a sense of serenity in their new album "All Right", set to release on Modern Sky Entertainment in November. "
Burger Records Beach Bash 2 written up in The New Yorker
In ten short years, California’s Burger Records has graduated from a homegrown boutique label to a real and remarkable contributor to the history of rock and roll. With more than eleven hundred D.I.Y. releases under its belt (most of them dubbed directly to cassette tape), the label has become synonymous with starry-eyed underground power pop and keyed-up garage. This weekend, Burger throws its second annual beach party on Coney Island, hosted by Randy Jones, most recognizable as the cowboy from the Village People. Arrive early to get a spot up front for the Zeros (a seventies punk act), Nobunny (a garage rocker who performs in a homemade rabbit mask), and all-vinyl soul and R. & B. sets from the d.j. Jonathan Toubin, of the celebrated New York Night Train party series. And don’t miss the budding bands that are the meat of Burger’s roster, including Habibi, an all-female crew with sea-mist riffs, and Sunflower Bean, Brooklyn rockers barely out of high school who write songs beyond their years.
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Sold Out! Strawberry Festival Hangzhou 2017
Re-TROS premieres new single Red Rum Aviv via Consequence of Sound
Re-TROS are looking to extend their influence on their new album, Before the Applause. Due to arrive September 22nd via Modern Sky Records, it was recorded and mixed by Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Björk) in Beijing and Brooklyn. The nine-track effort is said to have incorporated “more experimental, electronic soundscapes,” and their latest single “Red Rum Aviv” drives this point home. A manic, colorful rush for over five minutes, there’s layered waves of rolling percussion, sizzling and driving guitars, and elastic vocals that seem to stretch in all directions.
BURGER RECORDS AND MODERN SKY USA ANNOUNCE BURGER BEACH BASH ON CONEY ISLAND JULY 22 AT THE CONEY ART WALLS VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN!
The Burger Beach Bash is returning to Coney Island with a new location but same party rock n’ roll attitude. The 2017 edition, which is co-presented by Modern Sky, happens July 22 at Coney Art Walls (3050 Stillwell Ave) and the initial lineup includes California punk legends The Zeros, as well as Nobunny, Habibi, Sunflower Bean, Chinese post-punk band Re-TROS, Daddy Long Legs, Surfbort, Mattiel, Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, plus DJ sets from Jonathan Toubin and Burger domos Sean Bohrman and Lee Rickard. The Burger Beach Bash is hosted by Randy Jones aka the original Cowboy in The Village People, and more bands are still to be announced. Tickets are on sale now.
Re-TROS premieres new single "At Mosp Here " via New Noise Magazine. Pre-Order the Limited edition 10 inch vinyl here via Modern Sky USA.
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Chinese trio Re-TROS’ new song “At Mosp Here”. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Before The Applause, which is scheduled to be released onSeptember 22nd through Modern Sky USA.
THE MYSTERY LIGHTS ANNOUNCE 3 NEW EU DATES WITH KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD!
Full dates below:
20.6.2017 @ Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)
21.6.2017 @ De Kreun, Kortrijk (BE)
22.6.2017 @ Cabaret Sauvage, Paris (FR)
BRIAN HILL AND THE NOH STARRS ANNOUNCE SECOND SINGLE "WHO IS WHO", SHARE VIDEO VIA IMPOSE MAGAZINE
Brian Hill has just released a brand new music video, and Impose Magazine hasthe exclusive premiere. He used to work as a studio musician that would play guitar for different bands on tour, but since then he’s started writing his own songs and playing his own music. The new music video is for his track, “Who is Who,” and there’s just something about this video that brings you back in time.
COTILLON PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "I LIKE PEOPLE" VIA IMPOSE MAGAZINE, DIRECTED BY THE TALENTED LAURA-LYNN PETRICK
Cotillon is the brilliant artists merging inspirations from both the east and west coast USA and Japanese cultures–parts of the hemisphere he’s spent much time in. His sophomore LP The Afternoons (out now on Burger Records/ Modern Sky USA) is inspired by big city living, French new wave, Japanese literature, uppers, downers and, of course, romance.
THE BILLBOARDS ARE UP ALL OVER MANHATTAN FOR OUR NEW COLLABORATION WITH LULULEMON
Lululemon is honoring yoga in all its forms by taking practice off the mat. Practice in action leads to a purposeful life.
“I did not discover my true self when I was playing piano. I was born to rock and that is the true me. Now, I feel like I have been opened up. And I feel free.”
Check out Atom from Hedgehog featured in the Lululemon video link below!
CALVIN LOVE PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR "WEHN YOU'RE NOT LOOKING" VIA NORTHER TRANSMISsIONS
A veteran of the Edmonton scene that brought us indie rockers Mac DeMarco, Alex Calder, and Sean Nicholas Savage. Calvin Love recently released his latest EP Ecdysis on Modern Sky USA! Today, he is debuting his brand new video for the single “When You’re Not Looking”, which was directed, filmed, and edited by Alexander Zen.
COTILLON SHARE JAPANESE TOUR DIARY VIA POND MAGAZINE
In the Spring of 2017 Jordan Corso and friends toured Asia behind Cotillon's sophomore effort The Afternoons, released on April 18th on Modern Sky USA. Check out photographs from 8 disposable cameras that Cotillon used to capture the Japanese leg of their Asia tour!
MODERN SKY USA ANNOUNCES NEW SIGNING OF BRIAN HILL AND THE NOH STARRS + DEBUT VIDEO PREMIERE VIA NEW YORK CITY'S OFFICE MAG
Click link for full interview with Brian Hill himself, by Jason Grissell of New York City’s Office Mag!
THE MYSTERY LIGHTS AND THE MOLOCHS PERFORM AT THE 2017 PRIMAVERA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN BARCELONA!
Catch The Molochs Thursday June 1st on the Adidas Originals stage at 21:45!
Catch The Mystery Lights Sunday June 4th on the SEAT stage at 18:20!
THE MOLOCHS ON TOUR IN THE UK/EU!
Full dates below:
14/5 Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
15/5 The Cluny, Newcastle, UK
16/5 Brudenell, Leeds, UK
20/5 Q Factory, Amsterdam, NL
22/5 Shacklewell Arms, London, UK
23/5 Montague Arms, London, UK
24/5 La Mecanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FR
25/5 Nuits Sonores Festival, Lyon, FR
26/5 La Parenthese, Nyon, CH
27/5 Spazio Morel, Lugano, CH
29/5 Passport, Athens, GR
30/5 Fuzz'Yon, La Roche Sur Yon, FR
31/5 La Nef, Angouleme, FR
1/6 Primavera Sounds festival, Barcelona, SP
6/6 Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL
7/6 Bassy Club, Berlin, DE
9/6 Molotow Club, Hamburg, DE
10/6 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK
THE MYSTERY LIGHTS ON TOUR IN EUROPE JUNE 2ND-16TH!
Full dates below:
02/06 - France, St Laurent de Cuves • Les Papillons de Nuits
04/06 - Spain, Barcelona • Primavera Sound Festival
06/06 - France, Montpellier • Rockstore
07/06 - France, Marseille • Le Poste A Galene
08/06 - France, Puget Sur Argens • Le Rat’s
09/06 - Italy, Milano • Cox 18
10/06 - Italy, Jesi • Man Cave Cafè
11/06 - Italy, Guastalla • Handmade Festival
12/06 - Switzerland, Nyon • La Parenthèse
13/06 - France, Tours • Ascard de Tours
15/06 - France, Paris • Le Station Gare Des Mines
16/06 - The Netherlands, Hilvarenbeek • BKS Festival
BRENNA BARBARA PERFORMED A BEAUTIFUL SET ON APRIL 20TH, WHEN SHE OPENED A SOLD-OUT SHOW FOR HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF AT BOWERY BALLROOM
Barbara will also head to Europe in May, to play Ostara Festival in France with Anton Newcomb, The Limiñanas, and Last Train, and to support Tess Parks for her first and exclusive date in Switzerland.
Breanna Barbara Tour Dates
05/12 - KGB Red Room - New York, NY
(w/ Anya Marina, Pony, Fiona Silver)
05/18 - Brooklyn Bazaar - Brooklyn, NY
(w/ The Mystery Lights, The Nude Party, Cool Ghouls)
05/24 - Mécanique Ondulatoire - Paris, France
(w/ The Molochs)
05/25 - Ostara Festival - Saint Pierre, France
(w/ Anton Newcombe from Brian Jonestown Massacre)
05/26 - Caves Du Manoir - Martigny, Switzerland
(w/ Tess Parks)
STREAM COTILLON'S NEW ALBUM 'THE AFTERNOONS' EXCLUSIVELY AT HYPE MACHINE
The Afternoons is now available to stream exclusively on Hype Machine ahead of this Friday's release!
"Co-produced by Shane Butler of Quilt and Al Carlson (St. Vincent, Wild Nothing, Ariel Pink), with contributions from Jon Nellen (Ginla) and John Andrews (Quilt, Woods), the studio-recorded album amplifies Corso's gift for direct lyrical expression and melody amidst considerable grit and distortion." - Hype Machine
The Afternoons will be available via Modern Sky Entertainment (vinyl and digital) and Burger Records (cassette) on 4/21
THE MYSTERY LIGHTS ARE BACK!
The Mystery Lights have returned from a massive European tour and extended leg to SXSW.
Catch them live in NYC at Brooklyn Bazaar on May 18 with Breanna Barbara and Nude Party. The show is presented by Flatbox and tickets are $12. See you there!
MODERN SKY OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE 2017
Modern Sky USA is very excited to announce our first ever Official SXSW showcase, featuring a stellar line up of Modern Sky artists and friends including The Mystery Lights, Navy Gangs, Night Beats, Chastity Belt, The Molochs. Cotillon, and many more.
7pm Wednesday, March 15 at Barracuda. 611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
RSVP here. See you in Austin!
PREMIERE - LISTEN TO CALVIN LOVE'S NEW TRACK SUGAR HIVES AT THE FADER
"Sugar Hives" by Calvin Love is a tender and multifaceted folk-pop song about addiction — the track draws a unique narrative in telling its story as an ongoing struggle instead of an event in the past. The Edmonton singer/songwriter is blunt in his lyrical description, with the lines "Tastes so sweet/ Can't say no/ Why have one when you know you can have it all?" running throughout. The song's indulgence doesn't lead to anything but loneliness and confusion, but a personal connection helps lead Love to a promise of a better day, and the song into propulsive, saxophone-backed rock.
THE MOLOCHS DROP NEW SURPRISE AVG SESSIONS EP
Lucas Fitzsimons may have been born in Buenos Aires and brought up (for a period) in the hip-hop-filled streets of Compton, but the sounds closest to his heart are those of ’60s folk and psychedelia. The ghosts of Lou Reed and Syd Barrett don’t so much as linger but crawl all over the sound his band The Molochs.
AVG Session EP is available now on Innovative Leisure