Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Dead Trees Tour

Those of you following the blog know that I considered The Dead Trees album King Of Rosa, one of the best of last year. They have scheduled some tour dateds in it's support:

Sept 23 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 24 - Oldfield's On High - Columbus, OH
Sept 25 - Cedar's Lounge - Youngstown, OH
Sept 26 - Casa Cantina - Athens, OH
Sept 27 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN
Sept 28 - Firebird - St Louis, MO
Sept 29 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
Sept 30 - Lincoln Calling Festival - Lincoln, NE
Oct 1 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO
Oct 2 - The Listening Room - Park City, UT
Oct 3 - Terrapin Station - Boise, ID
Oct 4 - The BLVD - Spokane, WA
Oct 6 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Oct 7 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
Oct 8 - Sam Bond's Garage - Eugene, OR
Oct 9 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
Oct 10 - Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 11 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA
Oct 12- Modified Arts - Phoenix, AZ
Oct 16 - Stubbs, Jr. - Austin, TX
Oct 17 - The Prophet Bar - Dallas, TX
Oct 20 - Tasty World - Athens, GA
Oct 21 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 22 - The Camel - Richmond, VA

Who are the Dead Trees?

Matthew, Noah, Tad and Michael began work on what would become the Fort Music EP. They were longtime friends and had played around Boston in various configurations for years. Michael and Noah had recently played with local friends Drug Rug. When the boys gathered in Dec '06 to record some new songs of Michael's, there were no grand plans to see through or deadlines to meet. They had an engineer friend and a couple hundred bucks and some notions about maybe making some back to basics rock and roll. Luckily for everyone, that approach seemed to work just fine, and after two weeks in an Allston, MA basement they had Fort Music all wrapped up and, more importantly, were most definitely a band. Fort Music EP was widely supported throughout the Coalition Of Independent Music Stores in spring, 2008.

These modest beginnings play out in the The Dead Trees' music in the best way - there's no artifice here, not much "production" to speak of, just a bunch of good musicians doing what comes naturally on a batch of deceptively elegant songs. Two guitars, background vocals here and there, a manic drum fill when necessary. It all feels easy and right. Says Michael: "We don't deprive any of our songs. They're like our children, all different and each as important as the next. We're just borrowing from our heroes and trying to raise a family."

Since those basement sessions things have happened pretty fast - the band sent some CDs around, and next thing you know The Dead Trees were supporting Albert Hammond, Jr. on a national tour, did The House Of Blues in LA, Webster Hall in NYC, just about burned down the Metro in Chicago, and abandoned a broken down van somewhere in Iowa. There were showcases at Spaceland and Mercury Lounge and interest at labels was piqued. Now being represented by the management duo of Bryna Gootkind (Port O'Brien, Kaki King, Melissa Ferrick) and Ryan Gentles (The Strokes, Albert Hammond, Jr.), they‘ve relocated to Portland, Oregon where they completed their debut LP, King Of Rosa. After signing a Japan-only deal with Japan's leading indie label Five Man Army, the band was invited to perform at the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo and Osaka in the summer of 2008 in support of the upcoming release.

Division Day Schedule Tour With New Album

Division Day will tour in support of their sophomore album, Visitation, due August 18 on Dangerbird Records.

"They should just call themselves "lovely" and be done with it"

8/8/09 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink/North Point Music Thing
9/2/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland*
9/3/09 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar*
9/4/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Café du Nord*
9/5/09 – San Jose, CA @ Nickel City*
9/8/09 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
9/9/09 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern*
9/10/09 – Missoula, MT @ Palace Billiards*
9/12/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
9/14/09 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge*
9/15/09 – Chicago, IL @ Suberranean*
9/16/09 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner*
9/17/09 – Washington, DC @ DC9
9/18/09 – Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
9/19/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
9/20/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
9/24/09 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
*w/ Bad Veins

The Legendary Nancy Griffith Tours

Nanci Griffith will tour in support of her new album, The Loving Kind.

"THE LOVING KIND is Griffith's 19th album and first studio album of original and contemporary material since 2005’s Hearts In Mind. Featuring thirteen new songs, THE LOVING KIND is Griffith’s most politically outspoken release in years, and underscores her stature as one of the music world’s most esteemed singer-songwriters. It was produced by Pat McInerney and Thomm Jutz and features McInerney on drums and percussion, Jutz on guitar, Matt McKenzie on bass, Barry Walsh on keyboards, Shad Cobb on fiddle and Fats Kaplin on pedal steel guitar, mandolin and fiddle."

See her live:
8/2 Paramount Arts Center - Ashland, KY
8/14 Egyptian Theatre - Boise, ID
8/15 Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR
8/16 Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre - Seattle, WA
8/22 The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL
9/10 The Handlebar - Greenville, SC
9/11 Riley Center for the Performing Arts - Meridian, MS
9/12 Delta Fair & Music Festival - Memphis, TN
10/2 Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek, WI
10/7 Ram’s Head On Stage - Annapolis, MD
10/8 & 9 The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA
10/17 Cedarburg Performing Arts Center - Cedarburg, WI
10/23 Town Hall - New York, NY
10/24 Calvin Theater & PAC - Northhampton, MA
10/25 Stone Mountain Arts Center - Brownfield, ME
11/13 Newberry Opera House - Newberry, SC
11/14 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium - Asheville, NC
12/5 Old Town School of Folk Music - Chicago, IL

Visit Nanci's official website for more tour information:

White Rabbits Co-Headline With Fiery Furnaces

US Tour Dates
8/16 - The National - Richmond, VA
8/17 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
8/18 - Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC
8/19 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
8/20 - Variety Playhouse - Altanta, GA
8/21 - The Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
8/22 - Union Green - Tallahassee, FL*
8/23 - The Social - Orlando, FL
8/25 - Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall - Asheville, NC
8/26 - Fry's Spring Beach Club - Charlottesville, VA
*(with The Walkmen)

New El Perro Del Mar

Sweden's El Perro Del Mar will release a third album,Love Is Not Pop, October 20.

"Shortly after having finished touring with my second album 'From the Valley to the Stars' I started writing new songs. For some reason all the songs were about love and in particular that of the doomed kind. Unconsciously I think I knew what I was trying to tell myself. I'd spent some bad times in New York and some good times in Paris and both these cities have made a great imprint on this album and my current outlook on love. I've decided to call it 'Love Is Not Pop' - the songs on the album are all pop songs and they are all about love. But naturally, it is not all as simple as that. As much as pop can be love and vice versa - I'd like to believe that love goes so much deeper than a pop song. The title is of course also a play with words as well as a play with my persona up until this point. This album is also very much a way for me to look further into ways of writing and expressing myself - it definitely is a conscious step away from what I did on my last album. The mindset is darker and the soundscape mysteriously groovy thus it is not by chance I've chosen to work together with Rasmus Hägg, the other half of the acclaimed Swedish duo Studio, as a co-producer. His input and source of inspiration has been no other than apure revelation to me. Working so closely together with someone has been a new experience for me and I feel excited about having come to the point where I've been wanting to let someone into the very much abstract and intimate process of song writing. I'm glad it was Rasmus I let in."
- El Perro Del Mar/Sarah Assbring

Track list:
1. Gotta Get Smart
2. Change Of Heart
3 L Is For Love
4. Let Me In
5. Heavenly Arms
6. It Is Something (To Have Wept)
7. A Better Love
Bonus tracks:
8. L Is For Love (Low Motion Disco's additional love remix)
9. Change Of Heart (J Rintamäki remix)
10. Let Me In (Nhessingtons remix)

November 9th Joe's Pub, New York City
November 23rd Hotel Café, Los Angeles

That Summeertime Sound - A Novel

“A rock ‘n’ roll road trip that’s also a page-turner.” -- Nylon Mag

It’s the summer after his freshman year of college, and the 19-year-old narrator of Matthew Specktor’s That Summertime Sound has two options: return home to Los Angeles, to a city and a family that hardly notice him; or journey to the heart of America—Columbus, Ohio—for a summer of unexpected and life-defining experiences.

Set against the Columbus music scene of the 1980s, Specktor’s lead character treks to Ohio in search of his favorite band, Lords of Oblivion. Headed by eccentric frontman Nic Devine, Lords of Oblivion are the antithesis of the popular New Wave sound of the decade. The narrator quickly adapts to life in Columbus, dressing in the local thrift store fashions, finding an on-again off-again girlfriend, going out, sleeping late, and above all, seeing live music. Eventually, he meets and befriends Nic Devine, cementing a friendship that will define the summer.

That Summertime Sound reads like a music encyclopedia with constant references to seminal bands like The Feelies, Hüsker Du, Pere Ubu, and Uriah Heap. Specktor’s cinematic prose is so visual that the music and characters become a reality. That Summertime Sound captures the vibrancy of youth and the thrill of summer. It’s about going along for the ride, because you can, when you can choose yourself before choosing responsibility.

To accompany the release of the novel, features audio recordings of readings done by Jeremy Irons, James Franco, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

Enter to win a copy - just post a comment (open to North American readers only).

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tinted Windows Tour

Tinted Windows have added some new tour dates.

August 1 - Philadelphia at Theater of the Living Arts
August 3 - Boston at Paradise Rock Club
August 4 - Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun
August 5 - Washington DC at Black Cat
September 4 - San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall

For more information, go to

More 9 News / Contest / Shane Acker / Elijah Wood / Crispin Glover

There is a contest for die-hard geeks (I say it lovingly) who've been following hte facebook posts made by The Scientist. The Talisman Challenge sweepstakes is directly connected to the Scientist's research
and will run this week on

The spiel:
A few weeks back, the Scientist was forcibly removed from his laboratory and interrogated. Upon returning to his lab, the Scientist realized that the Chancellor's men had seized a collection of designs vital to his research. One of these designs holds the key to his next phase of development.

The designs have been shredded... torn into 9 pieces, scattered in 9 secret locations. We must find all 9 pieces and put them back together to reveal a secret alchemical code. Only the typewriter on can help decode the hidden message from the designs. Those who find all 9 hidden pieces and use the typewriter to decipher the code will be treated to another fantastic piece of 9” movie art, and can enter for a chance to win a pair of the Limited Edition 9” Shoes from Pony, as well as other great 9” movie prizes.

Meet the Scientist at
- Explore the Scientist's lab at
- Watch the trailer at
- Visit on your cell phone at
- Sign up for mobile alerts by texting '9" to 4FOCUS (436287)
- Be sure to download the reader by texting 'READER' to 4FOCUS (436287) so you can decipher the secret messages on the street and gain access to exclusive content!

Official 9 Film Synopsis:
A new era in animated storytelling begins on 9.9.09. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Corpse Bride, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Nightwatch) join forces to produce wunderkind director Shane Acker's distinctively original and thrilling tale. 9 stars Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and Crispin Glover and features the music of Danny Elfman. When 9 (The Lord of the Ring's Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they'll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.

Cymbals Eat Guitars Free MP3 (Good Stuff)

"Wind Phoenix"

"Why There Are Mountains may be one of the best 'indie' (the album is self-released, so, y'know, actually 'indie') albums of the year. And with the major label skyline being obliterated like something out of Independence Day, it's time to batten down the hatches." - NME

Why There Are Mountains will be released September 22nd via Sister's Den Records.

Scheduled Shows:
Aug 8 2009 5:00P
KEXP Mural Summer Concerts Seattle, Washington
Sep 5 2009 8:00P
Middle East Downstairs w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 6 2009 8:00P
La Sala Rossa w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Montreal, Quebec
Sep 7 2009 8:00P
Horseshoe Tavern w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Toronto, Ontario
Sep 8 2009 8:00P
Logan Square Auditorium w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Chicago, Illinois
Sep 9 2009 8:00P
Stage Door at The Orpheum w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Madison, Wisconsin
Sep 10 2009 8:00P
Slowdown w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Omaha, Nebraska
Sep 12 2009 8:00P
Monolith Festival Morrisson, Colorado
Sep 13 2009 8:00P
Kilby Court w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 14 2009 8:00P
Neurolux w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Boise, Idaho
Sep 15 2009 8:00P
Neumos w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Seattle, Washington
Sep 17 2009 8:00P
Musicfest NW @ Doug Fir w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart + Titus Andronicus Portland, Oregon
Sep 18 2009 8:00P
Great American Music Hall w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart San Francisco, California
Sep 19 2009 8:00P
Troubadour w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Los Angeles, California
Sep 21 2009 8:00P
Casbah w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart San Diego, California
Sep 22 2009 8:00P
Club Congress w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Tucson, Arizona
Sep 24 2009 8:00P
Lola’s w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Fort Worth, Texas
Sep 25 2009 8:00P
The Mohawk w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Austin, Texas
Sep 26 2009 8:00P
One Eyed Jacks w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart New Orleans, Louisiana
Sep 27 2009 8:00P
Club Downunder w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Tallahassee, Florida
Sep 28 2009 8:00P
The Earl w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 29 2009 8:00P
Local 506 w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Sep 30 2009 8:00P
Black Cat w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Oct 1 2009 8:00P
Ottobar w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 3 2009 8:00P
Webster Hall: w / The Pains of Being Pure at Heart New York, New York
Oct 5 2009 8:00P
First Unitarian Church w/The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 16 2009 9:00P
Alfred University - The Knight Alfred, New York
Oct 17 2009 9:00P
Boston University Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 10 2009 7:00P
The Troxy w / The Flaming Lips London, London and South East
Nov 11 2009 7:00P
The Troxy w / The Flaming Lips London, London and South East


Music Go Music New and MP3 Download

Music Go Music are set to release their debut album, Expressions, October 6, on Secretly Canadian.
Track Listing:
1. I Walk Alone
2. Thousand Crazy Nights
3. Light of Love
4. Reach Out
5. Explorers of the Heart
6. Love, Violent Love
7. Just Me
8. Warm in the Shadows
9. Goodbye, Everybody

A bizarre quote I have to share: "When people talk about the rebirth of disco, this is how it should be, manic zombifications reanimated from the Abba songbook, wired with Philip K Dick paranoia and Donna Summer euphoria." -NME

"Warm In The Shadows"
Download Here

09/18 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy w/ Little Boots
09/19 San Francisco, CA The Independent w/ Little Boots

MySpace -

"Ragtime Troubadour" Aaron Beaumont Tour and Video

Scheduled Shows:
July 31 - La Sierra University - Riverside, CA
July 31 - Secret Downtown Loft Show - Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14 - Zoey's - Ventura, CA
Aug 18 - The Clubhouse - San Luis Obispo, CA
Aug 20 - Sue's Coffee Roasting Company - Gilroy, CA
Aug 22 - The Starry Plough - Berkeley, CA
Aug 25 - Mr Spot's Chai House - Seattle, WA
Aug 27 - The Eastburn Theater - Portland, OR
Aug 28 - The Pink Door - Seattle, WA
Aug 29 - Langley Summer Music Series - Langley, WA
Sept 1 - Fitger's Brewhouse - Duluth, MN
Sept 2 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
Sept 5 - The Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN
Sept 7 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
Sept 15 - The Basement - Nashville, TN
Sept 18 - The Meadowlark - Lincoln, NE
Sept 19 - Riverside Perk - Wichita, KS
Sept 21 - The Walnut Room - Denver, CO

The Incredible Edible Flaming Lips

The new Flaming Lips tracks “Convinced of The Hex," “The Impulse,” and “Silver Trembling Hands” are now available via digital retailers, perhaps giving you a taste of what's to come from their new album Embryonic, this Fall. Additionally, there are live videos of The Flaming Lips Pitchfork performance (16 total), posted on youtube for all to enjoy.

The first is as follows:
1. Intro
2. Race For The Prize
3. Silver Trembling Hands
4. Bad Days
5. Enthusiasm For Life Defeats Internal Existenial Fear, Progressive
6. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
7. Fight Test
8. Convinced Of The Hex
9. Mountain Side
10. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1
11. She Don't Use Jelly
12. Do You Realize?

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed, 07/29/2009
West Melbourne
Sun, 08/09/2009
Sat, 08/15/2009
Del Mar, CA
Mon, 08/17/2009
Los Angeles, CA
Tue, 08/18/2009
Pomona, CA
Thu, 08/20/2009
Troutdale, OR
Fri, 08/21/2009
Redmond, WA
Sun, 08/23/2009
Morrison, CO
Wed, 08/26/2009
Atlanta, GA
Fri, 08/28/2009
Washington, DC
Sat, 08/29/2009
Philadelphia, PA
Sun, 08/30/2009
Boston, MA
Sun, 09/13/2009
Monticello, NY
Sun, 10/18/2009
San Francisco, CA

A message from the band:
"If you purchase tickets online to see The Flaming Lips on tour in the United States, you’ll get 3 brand new songs that will be delivered to you immediately. You’ll also receive 3 B-Sides hand-selected by the band, which will be delivered in August, prior to the start of the tour. We'll send you an email when these songs are ready, so be on the look out soon. After the show, we'll send you another email to pick up your live audio recording."

Yo La Tengo Clip-O-Rama

“Here To Fall” is the first clip in an upcoming series of five from Yo La Tengo's album Popular Songs. Each video will debut with a different partner site until album's release September 8th.

L.A.'s The Color Turning To Tour

New Hooligan MP3

See The Color Turning Live:
07.30.09 - New York, NY - Cake Shop (early show)
07.30.09 - New York, NY - Fontana's (late show)
07.31.09 - New York, NY - Best Buy (23rd St & 6yh Ave)
08.06.09 - Costa Mesa, CA -- The Detroit Bar
08.13.09 - Aptos, CA - Verve Lounge
08.15.09 - Roseville, CA - Main Street Brewery
08.19.09 - Medford, OR - Johnny B's
08.20.09 - Eugene, OR - Black Forest
08.21.09 - Portland, OR- Kelly's Olympian
08.25.09 - Olympia, WA - Le Voyeur
08.27.09 - Port Townsend, WA - Studio Seven
08.28.09 - Vancouver, BC - Richard's on Richards
09.02.09 - Oakland, CA - The Stork Club
09.04.09 - San Francisco, CA - Red Devil Lounge

The Pinx - Free MP3

The Pinx new album, Look What You Made Me Do , will be self released August 25.

“They actually sound like a cross between Brother Cane and the more frenzied moments of Big Star’s Radio City LP.” (Connect Savannah)

“Impatience” Free MP3 Download
Watch The Pinx perform “Impatience” at: IN ACTION
Rose Melberg (The Softies, Tiger Trap, Go Sailor) will release a new solo album via K Records, Homemade Ship , September 22.


1. Things That We Do
2. Look Skyward
3. Bear In A Cave
4. Outlaws
5. Old Days
6. Moon Singer
7. Homemade Ship
8. Clay Bride
9. The Whistle Calling You
10. Sharks
11. Sidewalk
12. Truly

MySpace -

Art Brut

Art Brut are one of the best bands currently performing today. Seeing this clever, quirky, talented bunch live is highly recommended. Buying all of their albums goes without saying, really. Would I steer you wrong?

“Argos doesn't claim to live clean. Art Brut vs. Satan begins with one called "Alcoholics Unanimous" and ends with one called "Mysterious Bruises," keyed to the wonderful line, "I fought the floor and the floor won." But there are also several songs about being young and poor — or, in the case of the one called "DC Comics and Chocolate Milkshake," being 28 and still eating nothing but cereal.”

US Tour Dates

8/12 - Lee's Palace - Toronto ON
8/13 - Magic Stick Festival - Chicago IL
8/14 - Subterranean - Chicago IL
8/15 - Green Music Festival - Chicago IL

Charlotte Pop Festival

A message from Roger Joseph Manning:

Dear friends, family, and fans,

it is with great pleasure that I announce the following live concert: My band and I will be playing my one and only live set this year at the Charlotte Pop Festival. We will be headlining a day's worth of other fantastic artists of the pop persuasion on Saturday September 26th. You can find all details here: My glorious back-up band will feature Eric Skodis on drums and BGV, Linus of Hollywood on bass and BGV, and Aaron Kaplan on guitar and BGV. Hope to see as many of you as possible in attendance singing along to your heart's content!

Take care everyone, [[[Roger]]]

Artists Performing at Queens University of Charlotte:
The Posies ● Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
The Spongetones ● Pat DiNizio
Jill Sobule ● Mike Viola
Myracle Brah ● The Shazam
Gladhands ● Starbelly ● Cliff Hillis

Other Artists Performing:
The Singles ● The Jellybricks ● Linus of Hollywood
Transmission Fields ● Chris McKay & The Critical Darlings
The Stellas ● Mike Dees ● Barry Holdship
Analog Daze ● gogoPilot ● Reeve Coobs
stratocruiser ● The Vinyl Strangers ● James Deem
Chris English & The North Americans ● Ed James ● Crisis
Josh Burch ● Tony Low ● Cool King Chris
Leisure McCorkle ● Scott’s Garage ● The Stars Explode

Monday, July 27, 2009

Atlantic 40th Anniversary: Hit Singles (1958-1977)

As part of it's new digital only series, Rhino will issue Atlantic 40th Anniversary: Hit Singles (1958-1977). The tracks are:

Bobby Darin - Splish Splash
Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Deep Purple
The Rascals - Good Lovin'
The Rascals - Groovin'
Sonny & Cher - The Beat Goes On
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
The Rascals - People Got To Be Free
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride
Stephen Stills - Love The One You're With
Robert John - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Brownsville Station - Smokin' In The Boy's Room
Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
England Dan And John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
Hot - Angel In Your Arms

Sunday, July 26, 2009

From Sumi to Japan

Bio/Press info:
In 2007, Brian Bonz began writing new songs that would become From Sumi to Japan. By the time summer rolled around the band had begun recording at Seaside Lounge in Sunset Park, accompanied a newly solidified lineup as well as session musicians who played with TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire and Tom Waits.
With friend Chris Bracco (Kevin Devine) at the helm, mixing continued at his Buckingham-Nicks studio, allowing the group a brief refuge and change of scenery. The unusual opportunity to explore allowed the record to evolve fully, giving the group a chance to transform their songwriting both structurally and sonically. From Sumi to Japan will see digital release on July 28th and physical release on August 11th via Triple Crown Records.

1. Two Tree Blockade
2. Judy & The Alpha Queen
3. Kid Shit
4. Dee The Dinosaur
5. Christa McCauliffe’s Cacophony (Reprise)
6. Intervale 1
7. Tug at The Criminal Declaration, The
8. Seafence
9. Batman, The
10. Black Bear Hunt
11. Goodnight, Captain Revelstoke

Jul 26 The Milestone - Charlotte, North Carolina
July 27 The Brewery - Raleigh, North Carolina
July 28 The Boot - Norfolk, Virginia
July 29 Hangar 84 - Vineland, New Jersey
July 30 Harper’s Ferry - Allston, Massachusetts
July 31 Mercury Lounge - New York, New York
August 1 The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, New York
August 2 Maxwell’s - Hoboken, New Jersey

Watch more AOL Music videos on AOL Video

Okay - did we just see a Downy commercial? Is Downy paying me? No. No, they are not paying me. Commercials. Sheesh.

For more information about Brian Bonz and the Dot Hong's please visit:

Pains of Being Pure At Heart Release EP And Begin Tour

Critic's darlings Pains of Being Pure At Heart have returned with their new EP, Higher Than The Stars, Sept. 22.

"'s much more than the sum of its parts and too effortlessly effervescent to be studied. Pure indie-pop to
hold close to your heart." - NME

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Higher Than The Stars EP
Sept. 22, 2009
7", 12", CD and digital

1. Falling Over
2. Twins
3. Higher Than The Stars
4. 103

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
"Come Saturday" Single
Street date: Sept. 8, 2009
Formats: 7" and digital

1. Come Saturday
2. Side Ponytail

July 23 2009 Backspace Portland, Oregon *
July 24 2009 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC *
July 25 2009 Capitol Hill Block Party Seattle, Washington
Sep 05 2009 Middle East Downstairs, Boston, Massachusetts &+
Sep 06 2009 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec &+
Sep 07 2009 Horeshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario &+
Sep 08 2009 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, Illinois &+
Sep 09 2009 Stage Door at the Orpheum Madison, Wisconsin &+
Sep 10 2009 The Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska &+
Sep 12 2009 Monolith Festival Morrison, Colorado
Sep 13 2009 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, Utah &+
Sep 14 2009 Neurolux Boise, Idaho &+
Sep 17 2009 MFNW / Doug Fir Portland, Oregon &+
Sep 21 2009 Casbah San Diego, California &+
Sep 22 2009 Club Congress Tucson, Arizona &+
Sep 24 2009 Lola's Fort Worth, Texas &+
Sep 25 2009 The Mohawk Austin, Texas &+
Sep 26 2009 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana &+
Sep 27 2009 Club Downunder Tallahassee, Florida &+
Sep 28 2009 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia &+
Sep 29 2009 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina &+
Sep 30 2009 Black Cat, Washington DC &+
Oct 01 2009 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland &+
Oct 03 2009 New York, NY Webster Hall &+
Oct 05 2009 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania &+

* = w/ Girls
& = w/ The Depreciation Guild
+ = w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Civil Twilight Free MP3 and a Video

The MP3 and Video for "Soldier"

Streaming: Civil Twilight (self titled) streaming on AOL

Metric Behind The Scenes At Letterman / Letterman Performance

And the performnace:

07.26.09 – VFest – Vancouver, Canada
08.09.09 – Vfest – Calgary, Canada
08.21.09 – Pukkelpop Festival – Hasslet, Belgium
08.23.09 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
08.25.09 – Picture House – Edinburgh, Scotland
08.28.09 – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK
08.29.09 – Reading Festival – Reading, UK
08.30.09 – Rock en Seine – St. Cloud, France
09.05.09 – Sonic Boom Festival – Edmonton, Canada
09.26.09 – Parklife Festival – Brisbane, Australia
09.27.09 – Parklife Festival – Perth, Australia
10.03.09 – Parklife Festival – Melbourne, Australia
10.04.09 – Parklife Festival – Sydney, Australia
10.05.09 – Parklife Festival – Adelaide, Australia
10.07.09 – Club Quattro – Tokyo, Japan
10.15.09 – Centre in the Square – Kitchener, Canada
10.17.09 – Metropolis – Montreal, Canada
10.19.09 – Civic Centre Salons – Ottawa, Canada
10.20.09 – Massey Hall – Toronto, Canada
10.23.09 – Centennial Hall – London, Canada

Friday, July 24, 2009

Cetan Clawson Launches New Website

Cetan Clawson Launches New Website with Video Mini-Documentary of Recordings Sessions with Chris Layton of SRV’s Legendary Double Trouble – Songs to be Released as Digital 45
August 25th.

To check out the website and documentary: Click Here

And here is the little hot indie type paying tribute to America via guitar and teeth:


Lissy Trullie Covers Hot Chip

Lissy Trullie has released a video for her cover version of Hot Chip's "Ready For The Floor". It was directed by Richard Kern for a Herve Leger campaign. (Herve Leger makes excellent perfumes by the way - I highly recommend, and wear them). "Ready For The Floor" is also included on the soundtrack for the upcoming much buzzed about (gag / overhype) Diablo Cody film Jennifer's Body.

For more information:

Cale Parks Tour

Cale Parks

Aug 18, 2009 - Santos House Party, New York, NY
Aug 19, 2009 - Talking Head, Baltimore, MD
Aug 20, 2009 - Brillobox, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 21, 2009 - Cafe Bourbon Street, Columbus, OH
Aug 22, 2009 - The Hideout, Chicago, IL
Aug 23, 2009 - B-Side Liquor Lounge, Cleveland, OH
Aug 24, 2009 - El Mocambo Club, Toronto, Canada
Aug 25, 2009 - Bug Jar, Rochester, NY
Aug 26, 2009 - Great Scott, Allston, MA
Aug 27, 2009 - Comet Ping Pong, Washington, DC
Aug 28, 2009 - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA

Japandroids Add Tour Dates

Japandroids have added more tour dates since my post in June, so I thought I'd fill you in:

Jul 25, 2009 - Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle, WA
Jul 28, 2009 - Holocene, Portland, OR
Jul 29, 2009 - The Blue Lamp, Sacramento, CA
Jul 30, 2009 - Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Jul 31, 2009 - Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 1, 2009 - Howie and Sons, Visalia, CA
Aug 2, 2009 - Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
Aug 7, 2009 - Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
Aug 8, 2009 - KEXP BBQ, Seattle, WA
Sep 5, 2009 - Lucky Bar, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Sep 7, 2009 - Habitat, Kelowna, Canada
Sep 9, 2009 - Broken City, Calgary, Canada
Sep 10, 2009 - Amigo's Cafe, Saskatoon, Canada
Sep 11, 2009 - The Lo Pub, Winnipeg, Canada
Sep 12, 2009 - The Aquarium, Fargo, ND
Sep 13, 2009 - Turf Club, St. Paul, MN
Sep 14, 2009 - High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
Sep 16, 2009 - Pygmalion Music Festival, Urbana, IL
Sep 17, 2009 - Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
Sep 18, 2009 - Albion, Guelph, Canada
Sep 19, 2009 - Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada
Sep 21, 2009 - The Summit, Columbus, OH
Sep 24, 2009 - Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
Sep 28, 2009 - Big Orbit's Soundlab, Buffalo, NY
Sep 29, 2009 - The Casbah, Hamilton, Canada
Sep 30, 2009 - The Montreal House, Peterborough, Canada
Oct 3, 2009 - Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, Canada
Oct 4, 2009 - Le Cercle, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Oct 5, 2009 - Great Scott, Allston, MA
Oct 6, 2009 - The Barbary, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 7, 2009 - Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 8, 2009 - Now That's Class, Cleveland, OH
Oct 9, 2009 - Schuba's, Chicago, IL
Oct 13, 2009 - The Cavern, Dallas, TX
Oct 14, 2009 - Emo's, Austin, TX
Oct 16, 2009 - One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA
Oct 17, 2009 - 529, Atlanta, GA
Oct 18, 2009 - Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 19, 2009 - The Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
Oct 24, 2009 - The Paragon, Halifax, Canada
Oct 27, 2009 - White Heat @ Madame Jojo's, London, United Kingdom
Oct 29, 2009 - Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London, United Kingdom

Mason Proper Release Free Remix EP

Mason Properties have issued a free remix EP including works by Wallpaper, Ocelot and The Paronomasiac.
Download Free Ep Here

TOUR Dates ( With Stellastar and Wild Light):
Jul 30 - San Diego @The Casbah
Jul 31 - Los Angeles @ The Troubador
Aug 1 - San Francisco @ Slims
Aug 3 - Portland @ Doug Fir
Aug 4 - Seattle @ Chop Suey

Extra Info:
The Paronomasiac - Nik 7 of Shout out out out out’s solo effort, has also remixed for Solid Gold and Moby.
Ocelot - Releasing on Wall of Sound and iheartcomix, Ocelot has done remixes for The Killers, Royksopp, Robyn, and more.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fountains of Wayne DVD

Fountains of Wayne have released a dvd, No Better Place: Live In Chicago, which includes a 2006 concert, as well as a previously unreleased acoustic mini-set filmed in the studio.

Hanson Tour Dates

Sep 30 2009 8:00P
Cains Ballroom Tulsa, Oklahoma
Oct 1 2009 8:00P
The Pageant St Louis, Missouri
Oct 2 2009 8:00P
The Beaumont Kansas City, Missouri
Oct 3 2009 8:00P
First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 5 2009 8:00P
The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct 6 2009 8:00P
House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 7 2009 8:00P
Newport Music Hall Columbus, Ohio
Oct 9 2009 8:00P
Egyptian Room Indianapolis, Indiana
Oct 10 2009 8:00P
The Fillmore Detroit, Michigan
Oct 11 2009 8:00P
House of Blues Chicago, Illinois
Oct 12 2009 8:00P
House of Blues Chicago, Illinois
Oct 14 2009 8:00P
House of Blues Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 15 2009 8:00P
Nokia Theatre New York, New York
Oct 16 2009 8:00P
Northern Lights Albany, New York
Oct 19 2009 8:00P
Rams Head Live Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 20 2009 8:00P
9:30 Club WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Oct 22 2009 8:00P
Amos’ SouthEnd Charlotte, North Carolina
Oct 23 2009 8:00P
House of Blues Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Oct 24 2009 8:00P
House of Blues Orlando, Florida
Oct 26 2009 8:00P
Workplay Soundstage Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 27 2009 8:00P
Wildhorse Saloon Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 28 2009 8:00P
Tabernacle Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 31 2009 8:00P
Houes of Blues Houston, Texas
Nov 1 2009 8:00P
House of Blues Dallas, Texas
Nov 3 2009 8:00P
Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado
Nov 5 2009 8:00P
Regency Ballroom San Francisco, California
Nov 7 2009 8:00P
Club Nokia Los Angeles, California
Nov 8 2009 8:00P
House of Blues San Diego, California
Nov 11 2009 8:00P
House of Blues Anaheim, California

Ariel Pink On Tour

Please go and see Ariel Pink on tour in support of the Haunted Graffiti album, available on Vinyl International. Visit to listen to and purchase the latest release from Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti! Click To Visit Vinyl International

Live Dates:

July 22 2008
Denver, Colorado

Jul 24 2008
Omaha, Nebraska

Jul 25 2008
7th Street Entry
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jul 26 2008
Empty Bottle
Chicago, Illinois

Jul 27 2008
Whippersnapper Gallery
Toronto, Ontario

Jul 28 2008
Montreal, Quebec

Jul 29 2008
T.T. the Bear's Place
Boston, Massachusetts

Jul 30 2008
Knitting Factory
New York, New York

Jul 31 2008
People's Center
New Haven, Connecticut

Aug 1 2008
M Room
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aug 2 2008
Baltimore, Maryland

Aug 3 2008
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Aug 4 2008
Atlanta, Georgia

Aug 5 2008
Ali Baba's
Tallahasee, Florida

Aug 6 2008
Spanish Moon
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aug 7 2008
Walter's on Washington
Houston, Texas

Aug 8 2008
Denton, Texas

Aug 9 2008
Austin, Texas

Aug 11 2008
Tuscon, Arizona

Aug 12 2008
The Echo
Los Angeles, California

Aug 13 2008
Costa Mesa, California

Aug 20 2008
El Imperial
ciudad de México, Distrito Federal

Bar/None Records To Reissue The Feelies Albums

Long ago, before "Indie" was called "Indie", and "Alternative" was called "Alternative" and "Post Modern" was a term, there was a genre known as "College Rock." Were I pressed to cite references for such a ridiculous non genre of a genre - I supposee R.E.M. and The Feelies would be in the top 10 of the list. Well, "oldies but goodies," The Feelies, via Bar/None Records are re-issuing their albums Crazy Rhythms(debut release), and The Good Earth.

Both albums will be available with deluxe packaging on both CD and vinyl, with liner notes contributed by Chicago music critic Jim Deragotis and Jim Sullivan respectively. There will be bonus material galore, including demos, b-sides, EP tracks and recent live recordings, but those will be separately distributed via digital download cards (so as to retain the integrity and continuity of the original albums).

The band will also play some live dates. Although no tour schedule has been announced, The Feelies will play the following N.Y.C. shows:
Sep 11 2009 8:00P
All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival (Crazy Rhythms) Monticello, New York
Sep 12 2009 8:00P
Bearsville Theatre Bearsville, New York
Sep 13 2009 8:00P
Southpaw (in Brooklyn) Brooklyn, New York

The album reissues are as follows:

Crazy Rhythms:
1. The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness
2. Fa cé-La
3. Loveless Love
4. Forces At Work
5. Original Love
6. Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Except Me And My Monkey)
7. Moscow Nights
8. Raised Eyebrows
9. Crazy Rhythms

The Good Earth:
1. On The Roof
2. The High Road
3. The Last Roundup
4. Slipping (Into Something)
5. When Company Comes
6. Let's Go
7. Two Rooms
8. The Good Earth
9. Tomorrow Today
10. Slow Down

Band info:
The Feelies are: Glenn Mercer, Bill Million, Dave Weckerman, Brenda Sauter and Stan Demeski. Former band members: Vinny DeNunzio, Anton Feir and Keith NeNunzio (aka Clayton).

Trivia (or trivial)
Overpaid and far more cushy writers than I at Rolling Stone have deemed Crazy Rhythms "One of the 100 best albums of the 1980s."

Tim Burton & Johnny Depp To Collaborate On Dark Shadows Remake / "Alice" Trailer Leak

Rumor has it that Johnny Depp has spilled a bit o' rumor juice, stating that he and Burton will collaborate again next year. The project is said to be a remake of the cult classic / horror soap opera Dark Shadows. The timing is perfect, what with seemingly everyone from tweens to moms having their collective panties in a bunch over everything vampire. Barnabus Collins (the vampire) was the the major character of Dark Shadows when it originally aired, and in at least one subsequent re-make.

The show was extremely popular and remains so even today, gaining new fans every year. It's tough to tell from whic angle Burton and Depp will take the material, however, because it's rife with kitsch, but also gothic and (pardon the pun) deadly serious. Perhaps some mixture of the two will make everyone happy. But it's good to know it's in the hands of two genuinely bizarre and risk taking artists. Humor has worked in the past, IE: Ed Wood, so there is no reason to think lightening can;t strike again. (No reference to Frankenstein / Frankenweenie intended).

The trailer for Alice In Wonderland was "leaked accidentally" by IGN - call me a cynic. I mean, not that I do not firmly believe idiots run the top level of just about everything, but I don;t think this would accidentally leak. I thinkit's a deliberate attempt at buzz. (Is it just me or is "buzz' starting earlier and earlier. Kind of like Christmas music). Alice in Wonderland is due in regular format as well as digital 3D, March 5, 2010. (Though it should be noted that many sources have stated the release date is March 10).

Whatever the intention of IGN and Disney, here the early "leaked" trailer was since removed from with the accompanying message "easer trailer for Alice in Wonderland has been removed at the request of Walt Disney Pictures." Aren't they "rolling out" the trailer tomorrow anyway?

Alice in Wonderland releases in March, and an upcoming Comic-Con appearance with tons of geeky questions will likely shed more light on the subject.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More About White Stripes DVD

Taken directly fom the Third Man Records site:

Under Great White Northern Lights offers an heretofore unseen look at the inside world of the White Stripes. Part concert film, part behind-the-scenes peek, part Q&A documentary, "UGWNL" is centered around the White Stripes unprecedented 2007 Canadian tour where the band played every province and territory on the country. On top of that, it all culminates in their 10th anniversary show at the majestic Savoy Theater in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. The intimacy offered with the film is completely unprecedented from the seemingly guarded White Stripes. "Under Great White Northern Lights" is a film that will further establish the White Stripes reputation as one of the most exciting and captivating bands in the world today.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Song of the Day

Le Tigre "Keep On Living"

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Release By White Denim

White Denim, who like bacon and XTC, but other than that make for a terrible interview, have signed to Downtown Records. The album, Fits, will be released October 20, with a tour soon to be announced.

tUnE-yArDs To Release BiRd-BrAiNs Via 4AD

4AD will release the debut album by tUnE-yArDs August 18. BiRd-BrAiNs will recieve a limited edition CD screen-printed
release, prior to a full release later in the year.
7/15 – Portland, OR – Holocene
7/16 – Olympia, WA – Northern
7/18 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
7/19 – Anacortes, WA – What the Heck fest
7/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo w/ Micachu & The Shapes
7/21 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop w/ Micachu & The Shapes
9/5 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Phosphorescent

More live dates soon...

Friday, July 17, 2009

If My Brother and I Were Closer

I'd like to think we would wear groovy jumpsuits or vest outfits and sing duets.

Geneva Jacuzzi "Love Caboose"

More information about new material by Geneva Jacuzzi is forthcoming....

Naked Raygun To Enter Studio

Press Release Unedited:
Legendary Chicago punk rockers Naked Raygun recently announced their first trip into a recording studio in over a decade. In two weeks the band is set to enter Transient Sound Studios in Chicago, Illinois to lay down tracks that will eventually be pressed on a series of 7” records. These songs represent the first new material written by the band since 1992 and their first recordings since 1997.

Easily the most influential band bursting forth from the initial Chicago punk rock explosion, Naked Raygun also holds the distinction of being the longest running. When many of their peers were either breaking up or going metal in the mid-to-late 1980s, Naked Raygun soldiered on with their trademark sound, combining infectious vocal melodies with muscular guitar and a precision rhythm section. Echoes of the golden era of Raygun sound can be heard in punk rock circles worldwide.

The band broke up in 1992 and save for a one-off reunion in 1997 to celebrate the release of the Last of the Demohicans collection, stayed inactive while band members tended to family business and occasionally other musical projects such as The Bomb and Pegboy.

In the fall of 2006 drummer Eric Spicer began to get the itch to play the old songs again and gathered the guys together again to reunite for Riot Fest in Chicago. The overwhelming response from the sold out crowd of four thousand prompted Naked Raygun to re-form permanently with their final lineup of Spicer, Bill Stephens on guitar, Pierre Kezdy on bass and Jeff Pezzati on vocals.

Naked Raygun returned to action by playing shows across the Midwest and embarking on their first West Coast tour in over a decade with Bay Area legends the Swingin’ Utters. The band also released their first DVD via Riot Fest Records, entitled “What Poor Gods We Do Make.” The CD/DVD package combined a documentary covering the lifespan of the band with performances from their sold out performance at Riot Fest 2006.

During a recent two night stand at the House of Blues in Chicago, Naked Raygun debuted their first new songs in seventeen years. Met with a reaction of surprise and elation from the slam dancing crowd, both songs embody the classic “Chicago Sound” that Naked Raygun first defined more than twenty years ago.

Those two songs will no doubt appear on the upcoming 7” series the band has planned for Riot Fest Records. Tentative plans for the start of the series have been set for Fall 2009. Once the 7” series ends Naked Raygun plans to hole up in their rehearsal space for a while then re-enter the recording studio to track their first proper LP since 1990’s Raygun, Naked Raygun.
Outside of studio work, Raygun’s plate remains pretty full. This September Naked Raygun returns to the East Coast for the first time in almost twenty years; joining them on the tour are Philadelphia hardcore stars Paint It Black and Chicago’s own Shot Baker. Additionally the group will headline Riot Fest 2009 in Chicago this October, returning to the venerable Metro and playing with old friends Rights of the Accused, No Empathy and Wax.

Naked Raygun East Coast Tour

September 9, 2009
The Mideast (Cambridge, MA)
with Shot Baker

September 10, 2009
First Unitarian Church (Philadelphia, PA)
with Paint It Black, Shot Baker

September 11, 2009
Ottobar (Baltimore, MD)
with Paint It Black, Shot Baker

September 12, 2009
The Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
with Paint It Black, Shot Baker

September 13, 2009
Maxwell’s (Hoboken, NJ)
with Paint It Black, Shot Baker

Camera Obscura "French Navy"

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Mission Of Burma "1,2,3, Partyy!" MP3

Mission Of Burma "1,2,3, Partyy!"

Times New Viking MP3

Times New Viking "No Time No Hope"

MONOLITH Festival Announces Full 2009 Lineup

Saturday, September 12
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Girl Talk
Of Montreal
M. Ward
The Walkmen
Ida Maria
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Frightened Rabbit
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
Hollywood Holt + Million $ Mano
These United States
Cymbals Eat Guitars
The Antlers
Cotton Jones
Gregory Alan Isakov
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
The Answering Machine
Roadside Graves
Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Speakeasy Tiger
Avi Buffalo
Wendy Darling
Boulder Acoustic Society
Caitlin Rose

Sunday, September 13
The Mars Volta
Method Man & Redman
The Dandy Warhols
The Glitch Mob
Passion Pit
The Thermals
Harlem Shakes
The Grates
Deer Tick
The Twilight Sad
The Features
Bad Veins
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Beats Antique
French Horn Rebellion
The Pirate Signal
Neon Indian
The Knew
A Shoreline Dream
The Royal Bangs
Red Wire Black Wire
Jim McTurnan & the Kids That Killed the Man
Rachel Goodrich

Jay Reatard Says Watch Me Fall

The new release by Jay Reatard, Watch Me Fall, will be out 8/18 on Matador Records.

Wounded MP3
"It Ain't Gonna Save Me"
It Ain't Gonna Save Me

Bad Veins To Release Debut

Bad Veins (Benjamin Davis and Sebastien Schultz) will release their self titled debut album July 21st on Dangerbird Records.

"Gold And Warm"

Tracklisting for Bad Veins
1. Found
2. Gold and Warm
3. Crosseyed
4. You Kill
5. Afraid
6. The Lie
7. Falling Tide
8. Dry Out
9. This Ending
10. Go Home

Bad Veins Tour Dates:
July 24 Bad Veins Album Release Event @ Fountain Square - Cincinnati
(-- Band will be available for a signing --)
*Aug 1 The Crofoot - Pontiac
*Aug 2 El Mocambo - Toronto
*Aug 4 Heirloom Arts Theatre - Danbury
*Aug 5 North Star - Philadelphia
*Aug 6 The Mercury Lounge - New York
*Aug 7 Garfield Artworks - Pittsburg
*Aug 9 Picador - Iowa City
Sep 13 Red Rocks Amphitheater - Monolith Festival - Morrison
*With Now Now Every Children

The best band I've seen at CMJ thus far: Bad Veins. Remember their name! I love situations like this, where you stumble into a grimy basement and end up seeing a super-fantastic show.”
-- USA TODAY (Pop Candy)
Joseph Arthur has released a coloring book. You may purchase it exclusively via Lonely Astronaut Publishing. It features an original story by Joseph Arthur and 80 pages of drawings in 9" x 12" format. Head over to Joe's Website to purchase your copy.

More Info About Upcoming Scarlett Johannson / Pete Yorn Project

As previously mentioned, Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson's Break Up Album will be avaiable in stores September15. The first single, "Relator" will hit the radiowaves on July 27.


They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants will release a new children's album and dvd,Here Comes Science
(Idlewild/Disney Sound; Amazon/iTunes exclusive 9/1/09,
full scale release 9/22/09).

07/25: Camden, NJ @ Wiggins Park at XPN Fest
09/13: Clark, NJ @ Union County Music Fest @ Oak Ridge Park
09/19: Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art
10/01: Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
10/02: Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre/The Egg
10/03: Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre/ The Egg
10/04: New York, NY @ American Museum of Natural History
10/08: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/09: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/10: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10/11: Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
10/13: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
10/15: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/16: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater
10/17: Kutztown, PA @ Kutztown University - Schaeffer Auditorium
10/18: New York, NY @ NYU - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
11/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall @ UCLA
11/15: Santa Barbara, CA @ Campbell Hall @ UCSB
11/21: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
11/27: Uncasville, CT @ The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino
11/28: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

New Shane Acker 9 Clip / Elijah Wood / Crispin Glover

Comic-Con is coming up next week and there are 9 happenings afoot. Friday, July 24th at 2:30PM features a panel in Hall H with Shane Acker, Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov, Elijah Wood and Jennifer Connelly.

This clip features the Stitchpunk Beings being attacked by "The Winged Beast.
**Technical error watch this space for a new clip

Take a ride on the 9 San Diego Pedicabs and be the first to see exclusive videos and content for 9 when you unlock the QR code. Make sure you find all of them, there are different codes which will unveil unique content, not to be missed! To prep for a QR sighting, text READER to 4FOCUS for instructions on downloading our
preferred reader so your phone is QR-ready.

Special Edition Collectible Cards from 9 will be distributed daily throughout the San Diego Gaslamp District. The first 100 people to find the 8 character cards plus 1 exclusive machine card and bring their completed set (9 cards total) to NECA (booth # 4345) will win a guaranteed place in line to receive an autograph by Timur Bekmambetov,
Shane Acker, and Elijah Wood.

Check out NECA (booth #4345) for the latest 9 news.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Holy Ghost! Release Video For "I Will Come Back"

Brooklyn DJ duo Holy Ghost have released their video for "I Will Come Back," with a nod to to New Order's "Confusion" video. Fans of the cut may download a free mp3 at

Reprising his original role, the duo scored legendary dance producer Arthur Baker. "We were going to have James [Murphy] play the Arthur Baker character," says Nick Millhiser, (one half of Holy Ghost!), "but one night we were out at a bar and we ran into Baker. Alex told him about the video, and Arthur said, 'I want to play myself.' We couldn't really say no!"

BIO: Known for their 2007 club hit "Hold On," as well as remixes for Moby, MGMT, Cut Copy and Phoenix. The duo are protégées (but not in a Prince way), of DFA Records' James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem).

Extra Tidbits:
Green Label Sound, supported by Mountain Dew, is a music label designed to "showcase and empower independent artists". The label has released singles and videos from Matt and Kim, The Cool Kids, Flosstradamus and Kuroma.

"I Will Come Back" video by Holy Ghost!

The Drums To Release Summertime EP

The Drums will have a new release, Summertime EP, for sale September 15 through Twenty Seven Records.

Band members:
Jonathan Pierce - The Singin'
Jacob Graham - The Stringin'
Adam Kessler - The Twangin'
Connor Hanwick - The Bangin'

Jul 9 - July Feature Show @ Public Assembly - Brooklyn
Jul 22 - The Bell House w/ My Teenage Stride, Paul and the Patients, New Numbers - Brooklyn
Jul 24 - Europa - Hartford, Connecticut
Jul 29 - LIT w/ The Americans, Tiny Fights, Street Gnar - New York
Jul 30 - Sound Fix Presents THE DRUMS @ Rooftop Films! (outdoor show!) - Brooklyn
Aug 5 - Great Scott - Boston
Aug 7 - Don Hill’s / Mondo indie dance party - New York
Aug 14 - Glasslands w/ Racoon Fighter, The Sundelles, and TBA - Brooklyn
Aug 29 - Studio B -INSOUND 10 Year Anniversary bash! (daytime show!) - Greenpoint
Aug 29 - Littlefield - After The Jump Show! - Brooklyn
Oct 21 - Santos - OH MY ROCKNESS CMJ SHOWCASE! - New York

Icelandic Band Múm Set To Release New Album

Múm will release their fifth album, Sing Along To Songs You Don't Know, September 25 on their own label Euphono Recordsin North America. The album was written amidst the recent political turmoil, during which, according to the press release, the Icelandic government was forced to resign after intermittent civil unrest and the constant banging of pots and pans.

Members: Gunnar Örn Tynes and Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason, Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson (trumpet / piano/ keyboards/ string arrangements), Hildur Guðnadóttir (cello/vocals), Sigurlaug Gísladóttir (Vocals/ ukulele/ various), Róbert Reynisson (guitars/ukuleles), Guðbjörg Hlín Guðmundsdóttir (violin) and Finlander Samuli Kosminen (drums / percussion). Högni Egilsson, also joins in a few songs, sharing songwriting duties on one song and choir arrangements for two others.

Track listing:
1. If I Were A Fish
2. Sing Along
3. Prophecies And Reversed Memories
4. A River Don't Stop To Breathe
5. The Smell Of Today Is Sweet Like Breastmilk In The Wind
6. Show Me
7. Húllabbalabbalúú
8. Blow Your Nose
9. Kay-ray-kú-kú-kó-kex
10. The Last Shapes Of Never
11. Illuminated
12. Ladies Of The New Century

Maroon 5 In the Studio

Maroon 5 will be entering the studio this month with famous producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, Shania Twain). The follow-up to It Won’t be Soon Before Long is expected to be released in 2010.

Maroon 5 are active members of the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) and recently performed at Al Gore’s Inaugural Green Ball.

We Have Band To Release Self-Tilted EP

We Have Band will release their eponymous EP Sept 15th through Itunes. It features their first UK hit single, "OH!", as well as "Hear It In The Cans", their new single "You Came Out," and a cover of Pet Shop Boys "West End Girls." Expect a video and tour dates very soon.

We Have Band Remix Bloc Party On Intimacy Remixed LP

New Atlas Sound Album

press release: New Atlas Sound Album Logos To Be Released October 20, 2009 on Kranky.
A Note From Bradford Cox on Logos:
My last album was a bedroom laptop type thing. Very introverted. Logos is an album that was recorded all over the world. It's not about me. There are collaborations with other musicians. The lyrics are not autobiographical. The view is a lot more panoramic and less close-up. I became bored with introspection. This was also the case Deerhunter's 'Microcastle' LP, which was written during the same period.

I started recording December of 2007. I recorded the first version of the album, which was not intended for release. Due to some unfortunate mistakes on my part, this "sketch" of the album was leaked. Many of the songs where simply "placeholders," songs I created quickly to help design the "arc" of the album.

I did not react well to the leak, in retrospect. It became the kind of internet-fueled drama that I was quickly learning to despise. I had always desired to speak through music, not blog posts and interviews, etc. I considered abandoning the project.

I toured for a period in Europe with Animal Collective, whose band dynamic was very inspirational to be around. On the bus, we often played improvised iPod games. We would take turns formulating a theme or unifying concept and then play three songs. The goal would be for everyone to try and figure out the theme. During one of these games, someone played "What Am I Going to Do" by the Dovers. I was amazed at the hook - a weird organ thing with drums and electric bass. I mentioned to Noah that someone should really sample that riff. He agreed and he taught me a little about sampling and matching up beats. This ended up as the collaborative effort "Walkabout."

Each song on the album has a similar story. That might be my favorite thing about the album. It's a collection of songs. There is no "filler." There are little scrapbook details everywhere. Sasha Vine [of Sian Alice Group] provided a double-tracked improvised violin part to "Attic Lights" which was recorded backstage at a Deerhunter / Sian Alice Group show in Brighton. It might be my favorite moment of the album. I played it for some younger friends of mine. They cringed. They wanted more songs like "Walkabout." Something with a big beat. I told them when they get older they will appreciate things like harmonicas and violins more.

Laetitia from Stereolab, who i idolized as a teenager and would later befriend on tour, contributed words and vocals to "Quick Canal." The song was originally about 15 minutes long. I had zero ideas for vocals and asked if she could give it a shot. Andy Ramsay [Drummer for Stereolab] took a dub of the original and recorded Laetitia's vocals at his press play studio in London. It was quite a treat to hear the finished product, now at an economical 9 minutes.

Almost everything you hear on the album is a first take. This makes it almost like a "live album" where a band sets up in a studio and just rolls tape. There are songs on here I don't even remember recording.

Bradford Cox
Marietta, Georgia
July 4, 2009

Track listing:

1. The Light That Failed
2. An Orchid
3. Walkabout (w/ Noah Lennox)
4. Criminals
5. Attic Lights
6. Shelia
7. Quick Canal (w/ Laetitia Sadier)
8. My Halo
9. Kid Klimax
10. Washington School
11. Logos

Pictureplane To Release Full Length Album

Pictureplane's first full length album, Dark Rift , will be available via Lovepump United on August 4.

"Once every 26,000 years our planet crosses through the elliptical plane at the center of our galaxy known as the dark rift. The songs on dark rift lyrically deal with humanity entering a new age or next phase of our existence." - Pictureplane

Live (W/ Health):
09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
10 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
11 - Portland, OR - The Works (Time-Based Art Festival)
12 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project
17 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
18 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
19 - Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar
20 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
21 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
22 - Allston, MA - Harper's Ferry
24 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
25 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
26 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar

The Return Of Shelley Short

Shelley Short returns with a new album, (said to be inspired by Melanie, Ron Davies, Jake Thackray, Kris Kristofferson, Nino Rota, and David Lynch), October 13. The record, produced by Short and Alexis Gideon will be issued by Husg Records, and features contributions by Rachel Blumberg (The Decemberists, M. Ward, Norfolk and Western), legendary upright bass player Glen Moore (Oregon, Nancy King), and electric guitar virtuoso Alexis Gideon (Princess, White Hinterland).

01. Canoo
02. Familiar
03. Time Machine/Submarine -- download here:
04. Mockingbird
05. Hard To Tell
06. A Cave
07. Racehorse
08. Tap The Old Bell
09. Interlude
10. How Was The Water?

Shelley Short Online:

Her official bio:
Shelley Short has been a busy and inspired woman since releasing her shimmering debut, Captain Wild Horse (Rides The Heart Of Tomorrow), in 2006. She left Chicago to move back to her hometown of Portland, Oregon and has been on the road opening for M. Ward, Loudon Wainright III, Whispertown 2000, Laura Gibson and more. In addition to contributing vocals to albums by Tom Brosseau, Norfolk & Western and Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, to name a few, she's been part of the Tom Brosseau touring band.

Brookelyn Electronic Music Festival

The Brookelyn Electronic Music Festival has announced its line-up:
The Juan Maclean (live)
Young Love
Shy Child
Designer Drugs
Jupiter One
Free Blood
The Cloud Room
Home Video
Awesome New Republic
The American Dream Team
Roxy Cottontail
Larry Tee
DJ Ayres
Finger on the Pulse DJs
Purple Crush
Tayisha Busay
Rude Crew (w/ Rude Bear!)
Free Magic
Chaz & Jason Pants (Palms Out Sounds)
Terror Dactel
Charlie Tippie
Gavin Royce
Kids with Snakes

Malajube Announces Brief Tour

Tuesday, July 21st @ Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
Wednesday, July 22nd @ Maxwells - Hoboken, NJ
Thursday, July 23rd @ M Room - Philadelphia, PA
Friday, July 24th @ Littlefield - Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, July 25th @ Space - Portland, ME

Malajube's new album Labyrinthes has received the esteemed Polaris Prize nomination. The shortlist of 10 Canadian albums eligible for the $20,000 prize has just been revealed. This is Malajube's second time in the running they are the only French-language nominee. See the full list of participants here:

An Intimate Acoustic Evening with Dolores O’Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan has announced tour dates and the title of her tour is, An Intimate Acoustic Evening with Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. Just a reminder that her new album, No Baggage, will be released on August 25th through Zoë/Rounder Records.

Live Dates:
September 23rd – Montreal, QC / Club Soda
September 24th – Toronto, ONT / Phoenix
September 26th – Washington, DC / 9:30 Club
September 27th – Boston, MA / Paradise
September 28th – Philadelphia, PA / World Café Live
September 30th – New York, NY / City Winery
October 1st – Rochester, NY / Water Street Music Hall
October 3rd – Milwaukee, WI / Northern Lights Theatre
October 5th – Chicago, IL / House of Blues
October 6th – Minneapolis, MN / Fine Line
October 8th – Denver, CO / Gothic Theatre
October 11th – San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall
October 12th – Los Angeles, CA / House of Blues

New Breeders Tour Dates

August 5 Newport, KY Southgate House
August 6 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
August 7 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill
August 8 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
August 9 Omaha, NE The Slowdown
August 11 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
August 12 Madison, WI Majestic Theater
August 13 Chicago, IL Metro
August 14 Pontiac, MI Crofoot
August 15 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
August 17 Boston, MA Paradise
August 18 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
August 19 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
August 21 Washington DC Blackcat
August 22 Pittsburg, PA Diesel
August 23 Columbus, OH

All Tomorrows Parties ATP Festival

Explosions in the Sky
Dirty Three
The For Carnation
Papa M
The Breeders
Fuck Buttons
The Drones
Sleepy Sun
Bardo Pond
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Sunn O)))
J Mascis and the Fog
Alexander Tucker & Decomposed Orchestra
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Modest Mouse

Japancakes - Now With Vocals

Japancakes will release their first track with vocals, July 28 via itunes. Orenda Fink (Azure Ray) will add her vox to the English version of "Behind The Mountains" single. Yet another vocal version of the track will be available with lyrics written and performed in Mandarin, by Moon (Miss Stocking). And, of course, an instrumental version is also available. That's three versions (for those of you slow at math).

Japancakes (currently consisting of Eric Berg, Nick Bielli, Brent Rackley, John Neff (Drive-By Truckers) & Heather McIntosh (Instruments, Circulatory System, Gnarls Barkley, Lil’ Wayne)) have released 7 full length albums.

Billy Corgan / Smashing Pumpkins Finds Drummer

According to a message on Billy Corgan's / the Smashing Pumpkins website, there is now a drummer added to the project. A post on the website read simply, "Billy has been working with young (19) Mike Byrne on demos. Word from the studio is that Mike is an exceptionally talented and gifted drummer and things are going very well. And that is that."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Soundgarden B-Sides and Possible Box Set

According to Chris Cornell, as reported in Rolling Stone, Soundgarden have been speaking about "...trying to put together an album of B sides and maybe a box set with some unreleased tracks we have. This is something we first talked about 10 years ago. We all feel it’s time to do that, and we have a lot of fans out there, and we have a lot of new fans discovering our music, and I think the catalog and the legacy of the band has been ignored by the record label and previous management, so we decided to get together, and start working towards putting something like that out.” He further commented, "We did so many B sides, and we were always miffed by the concept that the largest part of our audience was in the U.S., and yet, we were always churning out B sides for other territories, so they would buy the local release instead of the import. That’s what I am the most excited about, to get that collection out so every one knows its there and has access to it. I think a box set would be good, too.”

He has neither confirmed nor denied reunion tour rumors, but rather answered, "“You never know.”

Or, the Whale To Issue Sophomore Release

San Francisco's Or, the Whale, met via Craigslist with a simple "Wanna form a sweet country rock band?" ad. It's been a piece of cake since then, and the band is prepared to release their self titled sophomore effort September 22.


Trivia: 2008 Hollywood Music Award (Best Americana/Roots Artist)


Jul 30 2009 The Starry Plough Berkeley, California
Jul 31 2009 Verdi Club San Francisco, California
Aug 01 2009 The Partisan Merced, California
Aug 13 2009 Axe and Fiddle Cottage Grove, Oregon
Aug 14 2009 Tractor Tavern Seattle, Washington
Aug 15 2009 Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon

Band Page -
MySpace -

A Message From Roger Joseph Manning Jr (Jellyfish, Air)

"My friend Bleu McCauley has invited me to sit in & play keys at his Record Release showcase @ Hotel Cafe on Tuesday, July 14th. Also joining us on stage that evening will be sensational singer songwriter Mike Viola and 3 members of the rockin' band, Rooney. The 4 songs I will be playing with the band are: That is Why, Sebrina Paste & Plato, The Land of Pure Imagination, and a song that Bleu and I recently wrote called Everything Is Fine.
Tuesday, July 14
Hotel Cafe, Hollywood

Also, you can hear my recent recordings w/ Cheap Trick on their brand new album "The Latest" - visit for more info and samples"


Salme Dahlstrom Follows In the Footsteps Of Moby

Salme Dahlstrom has licensed every track from her album The Acid Cowgirl Audio Trade.
For a sample of her work, "Hello California," visit here:

Daytrotter Sessions

Mannequin Men 7/8/2009
The Bowerbirds at Daytrotter, 7/7/2009
Patrick Wolf at Daytrotter, 7/6/2009
Mi Ami at Daytrotter, 7/5/2009
Olivia Rose Muzzy at Daytrotter, 7/4/2009
Los Campesinos! at Daytrotter, 7/3/2009
Julie Doiron (SXSW Session) at Daytrotter, 7/2/2009
Mark Olson & Gary Louris (SXSW Session) at Daytrotter, 7/1/2009

Jenny Owen Youngs at Daytrotter, 6/30/2009
Cass McCombs at Daytrotter, 6/29/2009
Motel Motel at Daytrotter, 6/28/2009

The Dynamites Featuring Charles Walker

Like weet soul music? Mods? Northern Soul enthusiasts? Erm, Amy Winehouse fans? The Dynamites (featuring Charles Walker), will release their follow-up to Kaboom, titled, Burn It Down, on September 15.

"New York City has the Dap-Kings, Nashville has the Dynamites, whose approach is about three quarters James Brown with touches of Memphis, Motown and New Orleans. [And] The
Dynamites have found a singer to put them across: Charles Walker, who has been on the soul
circuit since the 1960s. His voice rivals better-known headliners; he's an authoritative,
gospel-steeped shouter and a dramatic ballad builder. It's old-school music that works up a
genuine sweat."

From 2008:

My Favorite Highway "Hello Goodbye"

I got about twenty seconds in and decided - it's not my bag, baby.

Rhino To Issue Genesis Live 1973-2007

Genesis Live 1973-2007 to be released by Rhino, September 29.
Track Listing

Live (Stereo/5.1)
1. Watcher Of The Skies
2. Get 'Em Out By Friday
3. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
4. The Musical Box
5. The Knife
Bonus "The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles - 01/24/75" tracks:
6. Back In N.Y.C.
7. Fly On A Windshield
8. Broadway Melody Of 1974
9. Anyway
10. The Chamber Of 32 Doors

Seconds Out (Stereo/5.1)
1. Squonk
2. Carpet Crawlers
3. Robbery, Assault & Battery
4. Afterglow
5. Firth Of Fifth
6. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
7. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
8. The Musical Box (closing)
9. Supper's Ready
10. The Cinema Show
11. Dance On A Volcano
12. Los Endos

Three Sides Live (Stereo only)
1. Turn It On Again
2. Dodo
3. Abacab
4. Behind The Lines
5. Duchess
6. Me And Sarah Jane
7. Follow You Follow Me
8. Misunderstanding
9. In The Cage (Medley: Cinema Show/Slippermen)
10. Afterglow
11. One For The Vine
12. Fountain Of Salmacis
13. It/Watcher Of The Skies

The Way We Walk (Stereo only)
1. Land Of Confusion
2. No Son Of Mine
3. Driving The Last Spike
4. Old Medley (Dance On A Volcano/The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway/The Musical Box/Firth Of Fifth/I Know What I Like)
5. Throwing It All Away
6. Fading Lights
7. Jesus He Knows Me
8. Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea
9. Hold On My Heart
10. Domino (In The Glow Of The Night/The Last Domino)
11. The Drum Thing
12. I Can't Dance
13. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
14. Invisible Touch
15. Turn It On Again
16. Mama
17. That's All
18. In Too Deep

(Space in the boxed set for Live Over Europe)

Live At The Rainbow 1973 (Stereo/5.1)
1. Watcher Of The Skies (5.1 version only)**
2. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
3. The Cinema Show**
4. I Know What I Like(In Your Wardrobe)
5. Firth Of Fifth
6. The Musical Box (5.1 version only)**
7. More Fool Me
8. The Battle Of Epping Forest**
9. Supper's Ready

**Previously unreleased

10-Disc Boxed Set Will Be Available September 29

New These United States Album / MP3 Download

These United States new album,Everything Touches Everything, will be out September 1, and is their third full length release in the past year and a half. When the spirit moves you - The D always say, get it on tape.

With their new album Everything Touches Everything, lead statesman Jesse Elliot has grown completely into one of indie-rock's - no, make that American rock's best kept secrets."
-Bruce Warren, WXPN

"I Want You to Keep Everything"

Here's an older track "Honor Among Thieves"

07/09 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex $
07/11 St. Louis, MO The Luminary - Center for the Arts
07/12 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival
07/23 Bridgeport, CT Gathering of the Vibes Festival
07/24 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom %
07/25 Scranton, PA Phoenix Cuts (Early, all ages)
07/25 Scranton, PA The Bog (late)
07/26 Baltimore, MD Golden West
08/13 Cincinnati, OH The Southgate House Parlour
08/14 Indianapolis, IN Vollrath
08/15 Chicago, IL Subterranean*
08/16 Chicago, IL Green Music Festival*#
08/18 Milwaukee, WI Club Garibaldi
08/19 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
08/20 Maumee, OH Village Idiot
08/21 Pittsburgh, PA Brillobox
08/22 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
08/23 Boston, MA TT The Bear's
08/24 Portsmouth, NH Red Door
08/25 Providence, RI Club Hell
08/26 Philadelphia, PA The M Room
08/27 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
08/28 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall (2 Shows, early and late)
08/29 Washington, DC Black Cat
09/12 Morrison, CO Monolith Festival
09/23 Boise, ID Downtown Summer Series
10/21 - 10/23 New York, NY CMJ

* = w/ Lucero
# = w/ Murder by Death
$ = w/ Dusty Rhodes
% = w/ Deer Tick

These United States
Everything Touches Everything
(United Interests)
1. I Want You to Keep Everything
2. Will It Ever
3. Everything Touches Everything
4. Night & the Revolution
5. The Secret Door
6. Conquest & Consequence
7. I'm Gonna Assemble a City
8. Good Bones
9. The Important Thing
10. End
11. Good Night Wish


Song Of the Day: Nazz

"Open My eyes"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Third Man Records - The Vault

This is the newsletter/press release from Jack White's Third Man Records, regarding their platinum subscription service.

"In their latest groundbreaking initiative, Jack White's Third Man Records announces the July 3rd opening of The Vault at 3:33 p.m. CST. The Vault is a social networking and subscription service that provides exclusive offerings from the label's artists. Subscribers will have access to online content and physical products from Third Man artists including The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, all of which will ONLY be available to Vault subscribers.

The Vault is a two-tiered service, providing a forum for all subscribers to create member profiles and usersites, post comments and interact with other members. For the $7-a-month Premium Service (three month minimum), subscribers will get unlimited access to all online Vault services, including exclusive pre-sale concert tickets, streaming video, video messages, official chat rooms, photos, artist updates and pay per view live concerts. The $20-a-month Platinum Service (three month minimum) includes all online content as well as quarterly Third Man 12" LPs, extremely limited 7" records and t-shirts These products will only be available through The Vault and will not be distributed to shops or available from Third Man's online mail order service.

Platinum subscribers who sign up between July 3rd and July 21st will receive a double album of The White Stripes' LP Icky Thump featuring an exclusive MONO mix, 180 Gram Vinyl and customized artwork, as well as a Third Man Records exclusive T-shirt and a 45 of The Dead Weather performing two covers, "Forever My Queen" and "Outside," with special dedicated labels and sleeves exclusive to The Vault. While the Premium subscription is available at all times, Platinum subscribers who miss the July 21st deadline must wait until the following registration period for the next set of Third Man products."


MGMT Re-mastered and Free Download

MGMT set to release a re-mastered version of their EP, Time To Pretend.

Free Download: "Destrokk"

1) Time To Pretend
2) Boogie Down
3) Destrokk
4) Love Always Remains
5) Indie Rokkers
6) Kids

Tour Dates:
07/16 Pipeline Café - Honolulu, HI
07/21 Auckland, New Zealand - The Powerstation
07/22 Auckland, New Zealand - The Powerstation
07/23 Auckland, New Zealand - The Powerstation
08/02 Jersey City, New Jersey - All Points West Festival
08/05 Boston, MA - Fenway Park
08/06 Boston, MA - Fenway Park
08/15 Hamburg Wilhelmsburg, Germany - Dockville 2009
08/22 Staffordshire, England - V Festival @ Weston Park
08/23 Chelmsford, England - V Festival @ Hylands Park
08/25 Ibiza, Spain - Ibiza Rocks Hotel
08/28 Eriksdal Badet, Stockholm, Sweden - Popaganda Festival
08/30 Paris, France - Rock En Seine // Domaine National de Saint-Cloud
09/02 Tel Aviv, Israel - Bitan 1
09/04 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic // Stradbally Hall
09/05 Warsaw, Poland - Orange Festival
09/08 Athens, Greece - Electron Festival
09/11 Isle of Wight - Bestival

New Posters For 9/Elijah Wood/Crispin Glover/John C Reilly

For 1: 1POSTER
For 2: href="">02POSTER
For 3 & 4: 3&4POSTER
For 5: 5POSTER
For 6: 06POSTER
For 7: 07POSTER
For 8: 08POSTER
For 9: 09POSTER

Meet the Scientist at
Explore the Scientist's lab at
Watch the trailer at
Visit on your cell phone at
Sign up for mobile alerts by texting '9" to 4FOCUS (436287)

Download the reader by texting 'READER' to 4FOCUS (436287) so you can decipher the secret messages on the street and gain access to exclusive content.

Official 9 Film Synopsis:
A new era in animated storytelling begins on 9.9.09. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Corpse Bride, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Nightwatch) join forces to produce wunderkind director Shane Acker's distinctively original and
thrilling tale. 9 stars Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and Crispin Glover and features the music of Danny Elfman. When 9 (The Lord of the Ring's Elijah Wood) first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him
taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to
destroy them in the first place. As they'll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them.

Character Descriptions

-Voiced by one of the world's most respected actors, Christopher Plummer, 1 is the Scientist's first creation. As the elder, he is the self-declared leader of the group. He is clever and sly, but also domineering, quick-tempered, and threatened by the new arrival of 9, whose higher intellect leads him to question authority.

-Voiced by Academy Award Winner Martin Landau, 2 is a kindly but now frail inventor and explorer who embodies the Scientist's strong creative spirit. An inquisitive personality, 2 is fearless. Director Shane Acker affectionately describes him as a 'salty old dog'.

-Communicating visually, not verbally, 3 and 4 are the scholarly twins who voraciously catalogue everything they can see and find, recording and building a massive database for the group of the world that surrounds them and the history that led up to their creation.

-Voiced by Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly, 5 is a caring, nurturing engineer -- the loyal, big-hearted 'common man' who always tries to play the peacemaker. He is also an apprentice of 2, with whom he shares a special bond.

-6, the group's visionary is voiced by Crispin Glover. Although reclusive and eccentric, his bursts of artistic inspiration through drawings made from his pen nib hands may be keys to help his fellow stitchpunk beings navigate their darkest hours.

-A brave and self-sufficient warrior, 7, voiced by Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly, is the group's sole female. A fiercely independent adventuress she has been out patrolling the wasteland. To survive, she has adapted, finding the bones of a deceased bird and crafting her signature skull helmet.

-Armed with a giant kitchen cleaver and half a scissor blade, the none-too-bright muscle and enforcer of the group, 8, is created to help the others physically survive the dangerous post-apocalyptic world.

-To voice the lead role of the newly born -- and aborning hero -- 9, Acker couldn't help but have in mind an actor who was so central to the film set he had worked on years earlier in New Zealand -- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King star Elijah Wood.

Rights Of The Accused Added To Riot Fest Line-up 2009

Updated Riot Fest Info:

Rights Of the Accused added to Naked Raygun show.
The Aggrolites will headline Friday and Saturday at Subterranean.
A matinee has been added at Beat Kitchen October 10th with Bridge 9's Strike Anywhere, Polar Bear Club, Crime in Stereo and Ruiner.


Wednesday, October 7 (Riot Fest 2009 Kick-off)

B**thole Surfers

The House That Gloria Vanderbilt

Friday, October 8

Naked Raygun (Added: Rights of the Accused and WAX)

No Empathy

Saturday, October 10

Dead Milkmen

Teenage Bottlerocket

Teen Idols

Anxiety High

Sunday, October 11

C**k Sparrer

Lower Class Brats

Flatfoot 56

Fear City



Friday, October 9

Murder City Devils

Dead Milkmen

Riverboat Gamblers

New Bomb Turks

The Frankl Project

Saturday, October 10th


C**k Sparrer

88 Fingers Louie

Youth Brigade

Shot Baker

Off With Their Heads

Sunday, October 11th

Screeching Weasel

Alkaline Trio


The Arrivals


Friday, October 9th

The Aggrolites


Saturday, October 10th

Strike Anywhere

Polar Bear Club

Crime in Stereo


The final Riot Fest West events take place November 12th – 14th at Palladium, The Wiltern, Key Club and The Roxy in Los Angeles. The line-up will be announced shortly.