So-and-so is releasing a new five-track EP in a few months, your problematic fave dropped a pretty risque new video and that washed up band that no one has even thought of for a good decade now, has decided to reunite and head out on a world tour. These are the things I need to post at a fervent pace, to not only keep up with the over-saturated blogosphere, but to harness the steady stream of emails that will inevitably continue their high-pressured pursuit into my inbox all hours of the day for the remainder of the week, (and probably on the weekend too, depending on the publicist.)

So to combat the rat-race, we're offering a content compromise in the form of our new daily column, Live From The Gutter - an afternoon recap of the day's press releases and the contents of my 405 email.


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SLOWCOACHES announced debut album and share video for 'Norms & Values'

London deadpan punk rockers Slowcoaches prepping the release of their debut album Nothing Gives, which is set for release on December 2. The band "purvey a sassy, tongue in cheek observation of aspects of the 'punk' community and the rules that exist within it. To accompany the announcement, they've gifted the video for new single 'Norms and Values." Watch below.

Alxndr London is back with new single 'XXX'

London enigma, Alxndr London has been working diligently on his forthcoming EP A Long Time Ago, which is set for delivery later this year. In the meantime, he's back with his first new offering of the year, which comes in the form of new single 'XXX'. Listen below.

Harper delivers sensual visuals for 'Skin'

South London songstress Harper has delivered new visuals for 'Skin' and they're quite stunning. The new song is taken from her EP of the same name, which is set for delivery on September 16th on ICU Label. "Skin is an earthy, raw, alt-pop record with a much deeper concept than you may perceive from first impressions. I wanted to write about the properties of 'skin'; how it's our protective barrier from the world, it's power to heal when cut, and apply that sentiment to my love for a person," she says.

Stream Hoops' self-titled debut EP

Bloomington, Indiana four-piece Hoops have offered up their self-titled debut EP to stream in full. The EP was self-recorded, produced and mixed by Hoops, and features previously released singles 'Gemini' and 'Cool 2,' which you can hear live at any of the show dates they recently released below.

  • 08/24/16 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop +
  • 08/26/16 - Indianapolis, IN @ LUNA Music
  • 09/08/16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
  • 09/09/16 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
  • 09/23/16 - Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
  • 09/24/16 - Champaign, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival
  • 09/29/16 - Green Bay, WI @ Meyer Theatre (Backstage) ^
  • 10/03/16 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
  • 10/04/16 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
  • 10/05/16 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse *
  • 10/06/16 - Washington, DC @ DC9 *
  • 10/07/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
  • 10/09/16 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
  • 10/10/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
  • 10/11/16 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
  • * w/ Whitney
  • ^ w/ Car Seat Headrest
  • + w/ The Pills & Nice Try

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