On The Radar 03/07/12

Tuesday's weekly selection of new tunes and sessions comprising this week's 'Staff Picks' from the Gigseen TV office ... New music featured from The Wedding Present, The King Blues, Grizzly Bear, and Laetitia Sadier.

The Wedding Present - 524 Fidelio (selected by Grim)

A SXSW warm-up clip for 524 Fidelio, which appears on The Wedding Present's most recent album Valentina. The Wedding Present have the following dates lined up:

Wedding Present upcoming tour dates:

  • SATURDAY 28 JULY 2012 - Music Event One 2012, Rochester Castle
  • SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2012 - At the Edge of the Sea, Concorde 2, Brighton
  • SUNDAY 26 AUGUST 2012 - At the Edge of the Peaks, Picturedrome, Holmfirth

The King Blues - Modern Life Has Let Me Down (selected by Kate)

Taken from Long Live The Struggle, (out yesterday!) this single, along with eleven others, is the last we're going to hear of The King Blues after they announced they will be no more following this final record. Having followed the band since their debut full-length album, Under The Fog, it's a shame to see them go - but fortunately I'll have one last chance at Redfest later this month!

The King Blues upcoming tour dates:

  • July 20th-22nd - Redfest 2012 - Redhill, Surrey.
  • August 17th-19th - Summer Sundae Weekender - De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Grizzly Bear - Sleeping Ute (selected by Matt)

Grizzly Bear began as a home recording project for Boston-bred experimentalist Edward Droste, whose first album gained momentum on New York's underground scene. The band now has four members and 6 albums under their belt. Sleeping Ute is the band's latest single from an as yet untitled brand spanking new album.

Grizzly Bear Tour Dates:

  • 28 Aug The Junction, Cambridge
  • 29 Aug Albert Hall, Nottingham
  • 31-Aug - 2-Sep End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury

Latitia Sadier - Find Me the Pulse of the Universe (selected by Grim)

Former Stereolab member Laetitia Sadier's Find Me the Pulse of the Universe is a preview single coming from SILENCIO, her second solo LP, out July 24, 2012 on the Drag City label.

Laetitia Sadier tour dates:

  • MONDAY 09 JULY 2012 - Scala, London
  • THURSDAY 12 JULY 2012 – SUNDAY 15 JULY 2012 - Latitude Festival, Suffolk
  • FRIDAY 27 JULY 2012 - Rough Trade East, London