Drew Khan here from The Verge with your weekly emerging music fix with news on Alexisonfire, Chromeo, Hollerado + more!
NEW MUSIC OUT THIS WEEK
St. Catharines, ON. rock icons Alexisonfire have been teasing the release of another new banger on their socials just before their tour starts in June. It looks to be called ‘Complicit’.
Toronto based Fast Romantics are putting the finishing touches on a new album. “Do No Wrong” is the first snapshot into the new project that promises to have you singing and dancing all night long. If you can’t get enough of the new song, first thing is to let us know on Twitter of course, @theverge and then tune in this week as we’ll be featuring the song on The Verge’s #OnesToWatch
CHROMEO WITH FULL BAND
The Funklordz aka Chromeo are currently on tour with a full live band – for the first time. It will be super awesome to see Chromeo with a backing band, taking songs like “Fancy Footwork” “Night By Night” & “Old 45’s” to another level – Live. Check them out performing “Bad Decision” on Late Night with Seth Meyers for a taste of what the full live band experience is like.
HOLLERADO ONE LAST ALBUM
It’s never easy saying goodbye – but Hollerado will soon see their name fade to black. Retaliation Vacation, out next month, will be the last album from the band. Since starting out in Ottawa in 2007, Hollerado formed their own record label called Royal Mountain Records, signing the likes of Alvvays, PUP & Mac DeMarco along the way. They once wrote 111 songs for a single release and were nominated for JUNO awards. Over the years we’ve caught up with them at music festivals, award shows and a few studio sessions. What better way to say goodbye then with a Track By Track through their last album, eh? Hollerado will be dropping by to record a few songs this week so if you have a question for the band, let me know @DrewOnTheMic. Tune in release day Friday, June 7th to hear Retaliation Vacation’, Track By Track on The Verge.