Thursday, November 19, 2009

Violens Offer Winter Mixtape Download

Violens are preparing their debut album, but you may know them from their eponymous EP, the 7” “Lighting Lightning” (Chess Club, UK only), or a handful of remix projects with folks like MGMT, The Very Best, Lansing-Dreiden, and White Lies. While fans wait for the album to be released, Violens continue to tour and they've also released a free digital release, Winter Mixtape.

Here's "Already Over" from the band's EP.

Violens On Tour:

21st Nov – London Calling Festival, Amsterdam
22nd Nov – Academy, Leeds *
23rd Nov – UEA, Norwich *
24th Nov – Academy, Sheffield *
25th Nov – Rock City, Nottingham *
27th Nov – Apollo, Manchester *
28th Nov – Academy, Glasgow *
29th Nov – Academy, Newcastle *
1st Dec – Guildhall, Portsmouth *
2nd Dec – Academy, Bristol *
4th Dec – University, Cardiff *
5th Dec – Academy, Birmingham *
9th Dec - Mercury Lounge, NYC w/Acrylics & Class Actress

To download Winter Mixtape visit here.

Jack White Comments On New Dead Weather and White Stripes Material

"I've got like five things on my plate right now, it's a big plate" - Jack White

Those of you wo've been following along know that Jack White promised fans a new White Stripes and Dead Weather record for 2010. Luckily his recent work with Wanda Jackson (see prior post) hasn't slowed down the progress.

Regarding The Dead Weather, White cheekily told Rolling Stone, “We’ll probably be having a new album by that time, if we’re lucky. We have a lot of songs cooking right now, we’ve been playing a few of them live and I’m sure by March the entire 20 or 25 songs will be onstage by then. We can’t tell you that much about it except that it’s gonna be really expansive, and I use that word loosely in a scientific sense, meaning that I’m just using it to distract you.”

Continuing in his quest to taunt the media with sarcasm he told MTV "It's gonna take as long as it takes ... if it takes three months to do a Dead Weather record, we'll take that long. The White Stripes record is going to be these two guys [Dead Weather bassist Jack Lawrence and guitarist/ keyboardist Dean Fertita] dressed as me and Meg, so we'll see if something interesting comes out of that."

New Sia MP3 and Album News

Sia will release her new album, We Are Born which was produced by Greg Kusrtin, in the early part of 2010. In the meantime she has released a free download of the song "You've Changed."

"You've Changed" click here

Alice In Chains Announce Dates Through February 2010

Nov. 20 Antwerp, Belgium Trix Zaal
Nov. 21 Weisbaden, Germany Schlachthof
Nov. 23 Dortmund, Germany FZW
Nov. 24 Prague, Czech Rep. Lucerna
Nov. 25 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
Nov. 27 Budapest, Hungary Petofi Csarnok
Nov. 29 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
Nov. 30 Munich, Germany Thearterfabrick
Dec. 2 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Dec. 3 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-Son
Dec. 4 Paris, France Bataclan
Dec. 6 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Dec. 7 London, UK Brixton Academy
Dec. 11 Las Vegas, NV The Joint (KXTE radio show)
Dec. 12 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre (KROQ Acoustic Xmas)
Feb. 2 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
Feb. 4 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Feb. 6 Salem, OR Salem Armory
Feb. 11 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
Feb. 17 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
Feb. 19 Denver, CO Fillmore
Feb. 21 Kansas City, MO Midland
Feb. 22 St. Louis, MO Pageant
Feb. 23 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
Feb. 25 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Feb. 27 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Mar 1 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
Mar 2 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
Mar 3 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
Mar 5 Richmond, VA The National
Mar 6 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods
Mar 8 New York, NY Terminal 5
Mar 12 Atlantic, City, NJ Borgata
Mar 13 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
Mar 14 Boston, MA Orpheum
Mar 16 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Mar 17 Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
Mar 19 Detroit, MI Fillmore State Theatre
Mar 20 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Mar 21 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkens Auditorium

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

David Lynch To Begin Work On New Film

click here

Xiu Xiu Writes a Letter to God

Xiu Xiu will release a new album, Dear God, I Hate Myself, February 23 via Kill Rock Stars.

Jamie Stewart (vocals) has enlisted a new band member, Angela Seo for synth, drum programming, and piano. And Stewart performed production duties along with Greg Saunier (Deerhoof). The album also features an appearance by the Immaculata Catholic School Orchestra on the song “This Too Shall Pass Away (for Freddy).”

Dear God I Hate Myself Track list:

1. Gray Death
2. Chocolate Makes You Happy
3. Apple for a Brain
4. House Sparrow
5. Hyunhye’s Theme
6. Dear God, I Hate Myself
7. Secret Motel
8. Falkland Rd.
9. The Fabrizio Palumbo Retaliation
10. Cumberland Gap
11. This Too Shall Pass Away (for Freddy)
12. Impossible Feeling

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vampire Weekend Announce Live Dates

In support of their new album Contra, Vampire Weekend have announced live dates.


Nov 23 Sydney, Australia Notes on Enmore
(Triple J Live At The Wireless)


Dec 10 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
(94.7FM “A December To Remember” concert series)
Dec 11 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
(Live 105 “Not So Silent Night 2009”)
Dec 12 La Jolla, CA RIMAC Arena/UC San Diego
(FM949 “Holiday Hootenanny”)
Dec 13 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater
(KROQ “Acoustic Christmas)
Dec 15 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
(KNDD The End’s “Deck The Hall Ball ‘09”)


Jan 12 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater
Jan 17 New York, NY United Palace Theater
Jan 18 New York, NY Webster Hall
Jan 19 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
(tickets for the January shows are on sale on 11/20 at 12noon est)

Jack White To Work With the Queen of Rockabilly

According to, Jack White has his dance card filled again, having signed on to produce the next album by Wanda "Queen of Rockabilly" Jackson. Jackson, 72, was just given her due by way of nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, (under the early influence category). And working with White is bound to garner her legions of new fans.

Wanda Jackson "Let's Have a Party"

Video posted by youtube user John1948ThirteenA

As previously posted The Dead Weather have a new EP Live at Third Man West available via itunes. And White's label Third Man has just issued "A Glorious Dawn" - John Boswell's remix of Carl Sagan exerpts from the Cosmos series.

7" Information:
TMR 020 7"
Side A: A Glorious Dawn
Side B: An etched reproduction of The Voyager Golden Record

Thanks to youtube user melodysheep

Tally Hall Tour With Rooney

Tally Hall are supporting Rooney:
11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
11/28: Pomona, CA @ Glass House
11/29: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
12/01: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
12/02: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
12/04: Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue - Club Sound
12/05: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
12/07: St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
12/08: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
12/09: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
12/10: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
12/11: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/12: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar - Club Stage - ALL AGES
12/13: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Cafe
12/14: Westchester, PA @ The Note - ALL AGES
12/16: Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
12/17: New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s Uptown
12/18: Houston, TX @ Meridian
12/19: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
12/20: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

Here's a video for "Ruler of Everything" from the album Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum.

Dazed and Confused Sequel

There have long been rumors of a sequel to Richard Linklater's "slice of life," teen classic Dazed and Confused. The rumors, and sequel, have, at least for now, been put to rest.

click here

Here's a classic Wooderson (Matthew McConaughey) moment from the film:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Money Mark "Robot Friends"

I love Yo Gabba Gabba!

Todays Youtube Find: Pervert Theme Song

"Pervert" the movie theme song by Clyde Mego from The Pervert!

Visit the film website: click here

and "Cocaine Nights"

thanks to youtube user Modstar

Friday, November 13, 2009

MP3: Tindersticks To Release New Album

The Tindersticks released The Hungry Saw last year and toured extensively. Stuart A. Staples and David Boulter have also composed the score for French director Claire Denis' new film. The new Tindersticks album, Falling Down a Mountain will be released February 16, 2010.

Commenting upon the burst of activity, the band said “From nervous beginnings, a new unity and sense of direction grew. Where once our touring days were spent hanging around, killing time, now we found ourselves cobbling together acoustic rehearsals for new ideas in dressing rooms and venue corridors. There was a growing need to make something new and we quickly started working in our studio in France.”

To download “Black Smoke” from Falling Down A Mountain click here

Falling Down A Mountain Tracklisting:

01. Falling Down A Mountain
02. Keep You Beautiful
03. Harmony Around My Table
04. Peanuts
05. She Rode Me Down
06. Hubbards Hills
07. Black Smoke
08. No Place So Alone
09. Factory Girls
10. Piano Music

Here's an older track "Can We Start Again"

Tahnks to youtube user eno71

Patti Smith Explains Punk, and Then Sings "You LIght Up My Life"

Bless the '70s. Thanks to youtube user postingoldtapes.

Mike Watt Podcasts

To listen to Mike Watt's podcasts The Watt From Pedro Show simply click here.

Pantha Du Prince To Release New Album

Electronic artist Pantha Du Prince has signed a deal with Rough Trade. You may have heard some of the prior work released via German label Dial Records. The new album Black Noise will be released Feb 9th, 2010.

Pantha Du Prince has remixed songs for Depeche Mode, Animal Collective, Bloc Party, Phantom/Ghost, The Long Blondes. Black Noise includes special guests: Animal Collective's Noah Lennox sings on “Stick to my side” and Tyler Pope of !!! and LCD Soundsystem plays bass on “The Splendour.” Regarding his music and new record, he says, "Music slumbers in all matter; any sound, even silence, is already music. The mission, then, must be to render audible what is unheard and unheard of: black noise, a frequency that is inaudible to man. Black noise often presages natural disasters, earthquakes or floods; only some animals perceive this “calm before the storm.” Black noise is something archaic and earthy. The music on Black Noise balances precariously on the slippery threshold between art and nature, between techno and folklore, which lends it a certain spectral and intangible aspect."

Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis signed Pantha Du Prince. Commenting upon the decision he said, “When Rough Trade started we were very much involved with the first wave of do it yourself electronica, with Cabaret Voltaire and Throbbing Gristle amongst our early releases. It is nice to be able to return to the fray with one of the most musically eloquent practitioners in this field, Pantha Du Prince.”

Here's a track from 2007, titled "Saturn Strobe"

Thanks to youtube user threeheadedsexbeast.

The Soft Pack

The Soft Pack will release their eponymous debut on Kemado Records, February 2, 2010. RCRD LBL is offering a free download of their song "Get Small" here: clickity.

Here's a live performance of The Soft Pack at 91X in San Diego.

Background information:
The Soft Pack began as a collaboration of two friends, Matt Lamkin and Matty McLoughlin. “We wanted to start a band that played simple, catchy, smart rock songs,” says Matt. “There weren’t many bands in San Diego doing that at the time. So we did.” Shortly thereafter, Dave Lantzman (bass) and Brian Hill (guitars)joined the fold. The rest is... the future.

Track listing for The Soft Pack:

1. C’mon
2. Down On Loving
3. Answer to Yourself
4. Move Along
5. Pull Out
6. More Or Less
7. Tides of Time
8. Flammable
9. Mexico
10. Parasites

For more information visit:

There's Still Time to See The Meat Puppets Live

Nov 13 - Schuba's - Chicago, IL
Nov 14 - Schuba's - Chicago, IL
Nov 15 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN
Nov 17 - Headliner's - Louisville, KY
Nov 18 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
Nov 19 - Castaways - Ithaca, NY
Nov 20 - Valentine's - Albany, NY
Nov 21- Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ
Nov 23 - The Wilbur Theater - Boston, MA
Nov 25 - Bowery - New York, NY
Nov 27 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
Nov 28 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Dec 1 - Visulite - Charlotte, NC
Dec 2 - Barley's Tap Room - Knoxville, TN
Dec 3 - Rhythm and Crews - Chattanooga, TN
Dec 4 - Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN
April 2 - The Mill - Iowa City, IA


The latest EP by VHS OR BETA, Feel it When You Know, is now available. There is a second remix of "Feel It When You Know" by Jesse Jamz, which is not on the EP, and you can download for free by clicking here.

There's Still Time To Catch Brendan Benson Live

Don't say I didn't tell you!
11/13/2009 - St. Louis, MO @ The Bluebird
11/14/2009 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
11/15/2009 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
11/17/2009 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/18/2009 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
11/20/2009 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/21/2009 - Indianapolis, IL @ Music Mill
12/04/2009 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
12/05/2009 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
12/07/2009 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
12/12/2009 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Treadmill Masters OK Go Are At It Again


Well folks, "Here It Goes Again." Silly yet genius treadmill dancers OK Go will join with Design Miami/, FENDI and designer Moritz Waldemeyer for a "Design Performance" at Design Miami. This is a fair featuring limited edition designs. The event will be held December 1st through December 5th in the Miami Design District. Waldemeyer has customized Gibson guitars with laser lights and FENDI materials, and OK Go will play them throughout the event.

OK Go vocalist/guitarist Damian Kulash was quoted as saying, "It's such a pleasure to be working with Moritz again. He's one of those rare and wonderful artists who's equally inventive in the domain of minute technological details and broad, open-ended creative ideas. He designed the LED jackets that we wore in our stage show a couple years ago, and it was a perfect match. Our brand of performance - super-saturated, super visual, super fun - is precisely the right arena for his design. We knew right away that we needed to make instruments with him, and ever since we've been looking for the opportunity to realize our dream of playing guitars that are their own light show. We're incredibly excited, and thankful that FENDI and Design Miami/ have made this possible."

The single and video for "WTF?" premiered on the iTunes Music Store this week. The single is the first from OK Go's upcoming album, Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, produced by ex-Mercury Rev member David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT). The record will be released January 12, 2010. Those who pre-order the album via iTunes will instantly receive a bonus track, entitled "Back from Katmandu." I hate digital bonus tracks and shake my fist wildly at them. Vinyl and CD damnit!

Here is a blast from the past. It's OK Go on Chic - A - Go Go. I share this with you because it's funny, and because my friend Shana is in the video.

Carole King and James Taylor Announce Troubadour Reunion Tour

James Taylor and Carole King will join together again rekindling their 1970 stage relationship. According to their press agents "The idea for the "Troubadour Reunion" tour came together in 2007 after Taylor and King performed at the famed Los Angeles venue for the first time since 1970 to celebrate the Troubadour's 50th Anniversary. The shows sold out immediately and garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The Los Angeles Times noted "the sense of occasion [and] weight of history in the evening" and Variety said "Taylor and King reminded us about the intensity of song, that the artistically-rich and commercially-viable are not mutually exclusive and how one tiny club continues to be a birthing room for some of this city's most memorable music."

Preliminary dates:

Additional dates including North America and Europe will be announced.
For more information on the "Troubadour Reunion" please visit and

RJD2 Announce Tour

RJD2 have announced a tour in support of their upcoming album The Colossus
, due January 19, 2010.

Good to know:
If you visit his site, click here, every Monday between now and the release of The Colossus, you can get in on contests and giveaways for mp3s, free records, and other such booty.

RJD2 was recently the subject of an episode of Vice TV’s Motherboard: Electrical Independence. click to view

RJD2 Tour Dates:

Sat. - Jan. 9 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sun. - Jan. 10 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Mon. - Jan. 11 - Charlotte, NC @ Visualite Theater
Tue. - Jan. 12 - Savannah, GA @ Live Wire
Wed. - Jan. 13 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Thu. - Jan. 14 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Fri. - Jan. 15 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
Sat. - Jan. 16 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heavan Room)
Sun. - Jan. 17 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Mon. - Jan. 18 - Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm and Brews
Tue. - Jan. 19 - Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
Wed. - Jan. 20 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Thu. - Jan. 21 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
Fri. - Jan. 22 - Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
Fri. - Feb. 5 - Columbus, OH @ Sully's Music Diner
Sat. - Feb. 6 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Sun. - Feb. 7 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
Mon. - Feb. 8 - Nashville, TN @ Exit In
Tue. - Feb. 9 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Wed. - Feb. 10 - Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford
Thu. - Feb. 11 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
Fri. - Feb. 12 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Sat. - Feb. 13 - Austin, TX @ Emos
Sun. - Feb. 14 - Denton, TX @ Hailey's
Thu. - Feb. 18 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Fri. - Feb. 19 - Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College - Harris Center
Sat. - Feb. 20 - Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club

All Ages Night - The Film / Os Mutantes Documentary

Okay, so that's an awkward introduction. But a while ago I ran across a clip from a documentary about Os Mutantes. I couldn't find any further information, so I wrote the film company. The documentary has not been completed or released due to lack of funds. However, the completed project by the same folks is about to rin on cable. Perhaps you can spread the word and it might help them fund the completion of their Os Mutantes film?

A clip from the untitled Os Mutantes Film:

Here is a trailer for the new teen film All Ages Night, featuring Billy Evans, Django Stewart, Katherine Carlsberg, and Elizabeth Nicole. According to the directer it's about "a teenage rock band who believe one night on stage will change their life." It will be running on the STARZ cable channel beginning Jan 2010. It seems like the target age is far under mine, but I'm willing to give it a chance. And the music, though not my taste seems extremely marketable.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Clip From the Upcoming Mogwai Live Film

ALL To Perform Select Live Shows

The Descendents created ALL who will be hitting the stage in 2010.
ALL will be joined by Off With Their Heads and Shot Baker for the following shows:


Line Up:
Scott Reynolds – Vocals
Bill Stevenson – Drums
Karl Alvarez – Bass
Stephen Egerton – Guitar

Neil Young Releases Dreamin' Man

Neil Young is releaseing a live performance of his album Harvest Moon. The live album,Dreamin' Man, Neil Young Archives Performance Series #12, will be released December 8, and January 12 on vinyl.

Dreamin’ Man Live ’92 track listing:

“Dreamin’ Man”
“Such A Woman”
“One Of These Days”
“Harvest Moon”
“You And Me”
“Hank To Hendrix”
“Unknown Legend”
“Old King”
“Natural Beauty”
“War Of Man”

Stream "Dreamin' Man" click here

MP3 Scanners / New Album

London based Scanners are comprised of Matt Mole (guitar, vocals, synths), Sarah Daly (vocals, bass, violin), Amina (guitar, keys) and Tom (drums). Their new album Submarine , was produced by Stephen Hague (New Order), and will be released in February 2010 through Dim Mak.

Download the new single "Salvation" click here

And here is the video for an older track "Lowlife"

"Scanners was the kind of happy accident that makes SXSW such an awesome adventure. Fronted by a raucous female lead singer (Sarah) and a scorching female lead guitarist (Amina), they were a refreshingly feminine jolt of London pop in a festival of bands that can sometimes be dominated by the boys."

"Since the days of Joy Division and the like, nobody has really grabbed the Moog and run with it as well as these two gals and guys." - LA Weekly

Freelance Whales Announce US Fall Tour With Fanfarlo

US Tour Dates

11/11 - Triple Rock Club - Minneapolis, MN
11/13 - Moe's - Englewood, CO
11/14 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
11/16 - The Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
11/17 - Crocodile Cafe - Seattle, WA
11/18 - Media Club - Vancouver, BC
11/19 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
11/22 - Rickshaw Shop - San Francisco, CA
11/23 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
11/24 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
11/27 - Muddy Waters - Santa Barbara, CA
11/29 - Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
11/30 - Santa Fe Brewing Co - Santa Fe, NM
12/02 - The Independent - Austin, TX
12/03 - The Loft - Dallas, TX
12/04 - Walter's on Washington - Houston, TX
12/06 - The Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
12/09 - Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
12/10 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
12/11 - Iota Cafe - Arlington, VA
12/12 - Brillobox - Pittsburgh, PA
12/14 - Majestic Cafe - Detroit, MI
12/15 - El Mocambo Club - Toronto, ON
12/16 - Il Motore - Montreal, QB
12/17 - TT the Bears - Cambridge, MA
12/18 - Webster Hall - New York, NY

Heavy Trash Rock, and They're On Tour

Jon SPoencer and Matt Verta-Ray are Heavy Trash. And this is their newest video "Gentle" from the new release Midnight Soul Serenade:

And an older one:

You should go and see them on tour:

Wed 11/11/09 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Thu 11/12/09 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
Fri 11/13/09 Columbus, OH @ The Summit
Sat 11/14/09 Champaign, IL @ Cowboy Monkey
Sun 11/15/09 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
Mon 11/16/09 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern
Tue 11/17/09 Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
Wed 11/18/09 Nashville, TN @ The End
Thu 11/19/09 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Fri 11/20/09 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
Sat 11/21/09 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Cafe and Music Hall
Sun 11/22/09 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
Mon 11/23/09 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

* Appearing with Elliott Brood

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cloud Cult To Reisuue Deluxe Versions of They Live On the Sun and Surora Borealis

Cloud Cult will release a 2 disk reissue of They Live on the Sun, and Aurora Borealis, which were originally released in 2003 and 2004 respectively. (And Pitchfork subsequently peed).

Craig Minowa (Cloud Cult) has remixed and remastered the entire project, and aded previously unreleased bonus tracks. The albums which have been out of print, were previously available at shows and select indie retailers. This deluxe set will be available nationwide and via later this month.

Here is a live (in studio) performance of "Chain Reaction"


Javelin consists of two cousins, Tom Van Buskirk and George Langford. They started making music together in Providence, RI in 2004. Their first release is a self-titled 12” limited to 500 copies with hand-screened artwork. A second 12" will be released in the first quarter of 2010 via Thrill Jockey, and a full-length from Luaka Bop shortly thereafter.

Stream "TWYCE" click here

A description of their live shows:
"In performance, Javelin use colorfully painted boomboxes that form large speaker totems (“boombaatas”) which can hang from the ceiling or stack up on the floor like pyramids. The signal from the show is broadcast via FM transmitter, thereby fostering audience participation (B.Y.O.Boombox) or fueling battery-powered, mobile parties. The duo has played venues as diverse as the children’s branch of the Olneyville Public Library (RI), to the Museum of Modern Art (NY), both of which happened in the same week."
Nov 5 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 6 Isla Vista, CA The Biko House w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 8 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 10 Oakland, CA Lobot Gallery w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 11 San Francisco, CA The Knockout w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 12 Los Angeles, CA The Smell w/Lucky Dragons
Nov 13 Providence, RI Brown University w/Yeasayer

MP3 Download and Tour Dates For Netherfriends

Netherfriends "Nunya" MP3 click here

Chicago's Netherfriends allow their songs to define the band, not
their fashion sense or peers. Rare as it may be, Netherfriends are at
the forefront of a new crop of artists focused on great songwriting
and performance. This group is the amalgamation of experimental field
recordings, solid pop melody, and vocal harmonies. Netherfriends make
some of the most likeable music. It's fun, poppy, catchy as all get
out, and smart as a whip.

Fall-Winter Tour Dates
Nov 5 - Ottoman Empire - Chicago, IL
Nov 13 - Beauty Shop - Fairfield, IA
Nov 14 - The Progressive - Ames, IA
Nov 16 - 8th St. Taproom - Lawrence, KS
Nov 18 - Sonny's Vintage - Austin, TX
Nov 18 - Hole In the Wall - Austin, TX
Nov 20 - The Smoke & Barrel - Fayetteville, AR
Nov 26 - Skully's - Columbus, OH
Dec 11 - Weirder Park - Chicago, IL
Dec 12 - Fort Pie - Columbus, OH
Dec 13 - The OX - Philadelphia, PA
Dec 14 - Cake Shop - NY, NY
Dec 15 - Glass Door - Brooklyn, NY
Dec 21 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
with Jams Dean

More dates to be announced shortly...

Little Dragon On Tour

11/04: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/05: Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
11/06: Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
11/08: Portland, OR @ Holocene
11/09: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
11/13: Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
11/14: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
11/16: Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar
11/17: Detroit. MI @ Cliff Bells
11/18: Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
11/19: Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore
11/20: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
11/21: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
11/22: Washington, DC @ Liv
11/23: Charlottesville, VA @ Outback Lodge
11/24: Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
11/25: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11/27: Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
11/28: Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
11/29: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues - Pontiac Garage
11/30: Austin, TX @ Emo’s Jr.
12/02: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
12/03: San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Here We Go Magic Release Black Cab Live Session

Here We Go Magic released their self titled debut album via Western Vinyl, but the band has just signed with Secretly Canadian. Their sophomore is currently being recorded in New York and will be self produced. The expected date of release is Spring of 2010. As you may know the band spent some time on the road with Grizzly Bear, and they are currently supporting The Walkmen. They are also slated to perform at Austin City Limits.
To view the Black Cab Session click here

Clipd Beaks To Release To Realize

Oakland-based Clipd Beaks will release a new album To Realize, January 26.

This is "Visions" from the upcoming album:

Track Listing:
1. Strangler
2. Blood
3. Broke Life
4. Visions
5. Home
6. Atoms
7. Dust
8. Desert Highway Music
9. Jamn
10. On One
11. Shot On A Horse

What "they're" saying about the band:

“Beneath the caustic bass and smeared keyboards lies some serious, seriously damaged songwriting” - The Onion

"Sounds perfectly fuzzed to these ears" - Stereogum

“Wildly danceable, postpunk mania” - Time Out

The Blakes Debut New Video

Seattle band The Blakes have debited a new video for their song "Ramshackle Hearse." It was directed by Chase Jarvis & Will Hyde and sports many a Seattle band lending a hand in the festivities.

Tour Dates:
Nov 5 - Club NME @ Bowery Electric - NY, NY
Nov 6 - The Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ
Nov 7 - Boot - Norfolk, VA
Nov 8 - The Red & the Black - Washington, DC
Nov 9 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
Nov19- Club NME @ Bowery Electric- New York
Nov 21- Senor Burrita Cantina- Lancaster, PAThe Blakes- Ramshackle Hearse video premiere on Under The Radar, New iPhone App, More Tour Dates! Souvenir out NOW!
Nov 22- TT The Bears- Cambridge, MA
Nov 23- Jerkys- Cambridge, MA
Nov 24 Valentines, Albany NY
Nov 28- Shubas- Chicago, IL

Rene Lopez

Rene Lopez is set to release his new EP, Johnny Wants To Be A Matador, December 1. Brazilian Girls bass player Jesse Murphy joins Lopez on the EP. The full length album is slated for a Spring 2010 street date.


Ultra Devo Deluxe Editions

As you probably know, Devo are reissuing Are We Not Men and Freedom Of Choice. More information has been released regarding the upcoming combination of both albums (plus extra goodies), The Ultra Devo - Lux Ltd. Edition.

Track listing for the ltd. edition release:
Disc 1 (Audio):
DEVO "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!"
1 Uncontrollable Urge 3:11
2 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 2:41
3 Praying Hands 2:48
4 Space Junk 2:15
5 Mongoloid 3:44
6 Jocko Homo 3:39
7 Too Much Paranoias 1:58
8 Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) 4:58
9 Come Back Jonee 3:49
10 Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin') 2:40
11 Shrivel-Up 3:04
Bonus Demos:
1 Uncontrollable Urge (demo) 3:08
2 Social Fools (demo) 3:42
3 Sloppy (demo) 2:21

Disc 2 (DVD-Video):
DEVO "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!"
Performed Live in London 2009:
1 Uncontrollable Urge 3:26
2 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 3:07
3 Praying Hands 2:48
4 Space Junk 2:17
5 Mongoloid 3:38
6 Jocko Homo 4:32
7 Too Much Paranoias 2:26
8 Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) 4:19
9 Come Back Jonee 4:21
10 Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin') 2:25
11 Shrivel-Up 3:05

Disc 3 (Audio):
DEVO "Freedom Of Choice":
1 Girl U Want 2:55
2 It's Not Right 2:20
3 Whip It 2:37
4 Snowball 2:28
5 Ton O' Luv 2:29
6 Freedom of Choice 3:28
7 Gates of Steel 3:26
8 Cold War 2:30
9 Don't You Know 2:14
10 That's Pep! 2:17
11 Mr. B's Bathroom 2:45
12 Planet Earth 2:45
DEVO - Freedom of Choice LIVE (From the Dev-o Live EP circa 1980):
1 Freedom of Choice Theme Song 2:46
2 Whip It 2:41
3 Girl U Want 2:56
4 Gates of Steel 3:17
5 Be Stiff 2:50
6 Planet Earth 2:32
Bonus Demos:
1 Snowball (demo) 2:49
2 Gates of Steel (demo) 3:28
3 Time Bomb (demo) 2:54

Disc 4 (DVD-Video):
Bonus Videos:
1 Satisfaction 2:38
2 Whip It 2:47
3 Freedom of Choice 3:25
4 Girl You Want 2:58

Additionally some lucky spuds will receive an autographed Devo photo.

Mark Mothersbaugh Art Show in Chicago - November

Mark Mothersbaugh’s artwork will be exhibited at David Leonardis Gallery in Chicago next month. The show will include Mark’s limited edition framed prints and his custom nylon rugs, both featuring imagery from his Postcard Diaries archives. The three opening receptions will be held on: November 6th, 13th, and 14th.

There is a slight chance that Mark Mothersbaugh will be able to visit the gallery during the November 13th reception, but we won’t know until the last minute because of DEVO’s unpredictable schedule that day, the same day of their "Freedom Of Choice" concert at The Vic.

For more info on Mark Mothersbaugh’s art, please visit

Good Old War and Cast Spells To Release Ep and Tour

Good Old War and Cast Spells from the Sargent House Label are enjoying a creative working relationship. The two bands are releasing a joint EP in December. The EP will feature 2 songs by each band. Good Old War also contribute vocal harmonies to the forthcoming new Sargent House album by Davison's other band, Maps & Atlases.

Good Old War / Cast Spells tour:

12/03 Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory
12/04 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
12/05 Boston, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
12/06 Hamden, CT @ The Space
12/07 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
12/08 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
12/09 Baltimore, MD @ The Quarter
12/11 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
12/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose Upstairs

Good Old War / Anthony Green tour:
12/28 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
12/29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
12/30 San Diego, CA @ Soma Side

Tour EP track listing:

Good Old War
1. Texas Blues
2. Breaking Down

Cast Spells
1. Letters
2. All Brass

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Special Screenings For All Tomorrow's Parties

All Tomorrow's Parties will have select screenings prior to its DVD release November 24.

AUSTIN – Alamo Drafthouse
Nov 2,3, and 4


CHICAGO – Facets Cinematheque
Co-hosted by Pitchfork Media
Nov 20 (11:30 pm)

LOS ANGELES – Cinefamily
Dec 1st (more details TBD)

+ further festivals screenings

Olympia Film Festival, OLYMPIA, WA Nov 7th, 9:30pm

Caculorus Film Festival, WILMINGTON, NC Nov 12th, 10:30pm

Download Twin Tigers / Tour Dates

Twin Togers are on tour and to celebrate they are offering a free download, if you sign up for their mailing list. click here

Nov 3 - Glass House w/ Minus the Bear & the Antlers - Pomona, California
Nov 4 - Orpheum Theater w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- Flagstaff, Arizona
Nov 6 2009 0The Door w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- Fort Worth, Texas
Nov 7-Fun Fun Fest- Austin, Texas
Nov 8- White Rabbit w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers-San Antonio, Texas
Nov 10- Workplay Theater w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 11- Firestone w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- Orlando, Florida
Nov 12- 40 Watt w/ Minus the Bear & The Antlers- Athens, Georgia
Nov 13 - Cat’s Cradle w/ Minus the Bear- Carrboro, North Carolina
Nov 14- The Note w/ Minus the Bear- West Chester, Pennsylvania
Nov 15- The Crazy Donkey w/ Minus the Bear- Farmingdale, New York
Nov 17- Westcott Theater w/ Minus the Bear- Syracuse, New York
Nov 18- Port City Music Hall w/ Minus the Bear- Portland, Maine
Nov 19- Pearl Street w/ Minus the Bear- Northampton, Massachusetts
Nov 20- Mr. Smalls Theater w/ Minus the Bear- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 21- Otto’s Nightclub w/ Minus the Bear- Dekalb, Illinois
Nov 22 -People’s Court w/ Minus the Bear- Des Moines, Iowa
Nov 23-Granada Theater w/ Minus the Bear- Lawrence, Kansas