Melbourne, Australia’s Camp Cope – Georgia Maq (vocals/guitar), Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich (bass) and Sarah Thompson (drums) – today released their new single “The Opener,” the first piece of recorded music from the trio since their late 2016 single, “Keep Growing.” The song is a no holds barred account of what it’s like to be a woman in the music world. Told through the clever lyrics and winding bass hooks for which Camp Cope have become known, “The Opener” calls out the men who’ve told them to do things every other way but their own. Listen now HERE. The song is the first cut from their highly anticipated second full-length album, due out in 2018 via Run For Cover. More information on the album will be announced soon.
Despite no other new music being released so far this year, 2017 has been a banner year for Camp Cope. They saw their self-titled 2016 debut released in North America on September 8, 2017 via RFC; made their eagerly awaited U.S. touring debut in July alongside Worriers, playing to adoring crowds across 13 states that included sold out shows in Brooklyn and Los Angeles; sold out two shows at the iconic Sydney Opera House as part of the annual Vivid LIVE festival; and headlined Melbourne’s Weekender Fest, a festival which they were opening band for merely two years earlier – and all between countless shows across Australia.
Camp Cope’s debut album was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and nominated for Australian Album of the Year at the J Awards. The album also has seen critical acclaim from all corners, including Pitchfork (8.0, “effusive, empathic, and emphatic”), Noisey (‘Best Albums of 2016’), Brooklyn Vegan (“one of the most promising debuts from a young new band this year”), and DIY (“it’s rare to find a band with the sheer songwriting ability and integrity of Camp Cope”), among others.
Camp Cope will preview material from their forthcoming new LP during a hometown Melbourne show at the city’s most stunning venue, The Forum, on Sunday December 3. Tickets are on sale now from the venue, with more touring news coming shortly.
Field Medic is the lo-fi folk project of Kevin Patrick. His first release on Run For Cover Records, Songs From the Sunroom, compiles material he's recorded and released over two years from a small sunroom in San Francisco, which doubled as his bedroom. Songs From the Sunroom were recorded during a heightened creative period and released as an almost non-stop flurry of EPs, albums, and singles, all of which have been shared via Bandcamp since 2014. As Field Medic, Patrick has released every song he has ever recorded, a conscious decision summed up in his philosophy that "all expression is valid". "I don't believe in perfection, I learned that perfect wasn't real" he explains, continuing "To me [the tracks on SFtS] aren't demos, they're the finished songs because no one was waiting on any other versions, so why would I?"
This past January, Patrick gave up his sunroom in San Francisco to travel around the country playing music. Along the way he has joined up with acts such as Pinegrove and The Neighborhood as well as appearing at Outside Lands 2017. The coming year will find Field Medic recording his debut full-length for RFC.
We are excited to let you know Makthaverskan's new LP Ill is out now! For their latest release Gothenburg’s Makthaverskan push the boundaries of the punk inspired dream pop they’ve masterfully executed for years. While they have always offered a staggering and complex contrast in their songs, the band’s ability to join beauty and vitriol into an unforgettable union is pushed farther than ever before. 'Ill' is available now on cassette & vinyl, as a $5 download from Bandcamp, and is of course streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.
“Eden” isn’t just the best track on III; it’s also a perfect summation of everything Makthaverskan has done well up to this point. - AV Club
Makthaverskan’s best songs often boil down to some version of fuck you. - Pitchfork
Somebody pinch me, I must be in indie pop heaven. Situated somewhere between the twinkling cascading choruses of the Cure and the bright jangle-pop of the C86 set, with III, Sweden’s Makthaverskan deliver their best yet. - Bandcamp
Scranton, PA artist Petal (Kiley Lotz) is releasing a new 7", titled Comfort, today. NPR featured the title track on "Songs We Love", saying "Her greatest strength is writing through painful humanity." The 7" is now available digitally everywhere and vinyl is available to order. Lotz will embark on a solo tour opening for ATO Records artist Slow Dancer this fall (all tour dates below).
Petal's 2015 debut LP Shame won widespread acclaim from a variety of outlets including the New York Times, Pitchfork and SPIN among others. The band is the project of multi-talented songwriter Kiley Lotz, who comes from a theatre background. She has spent the past two years touring with Pinegrove, Julien Baker, Pity Sex, Kevin Devine, and Beach Slang, steadily growing a supportive fan base and is currently in the studio finishing up her sophomore album, which is scheduled for a 2018 release.