Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jon Wayne Texas Funeral and Laura Marling On Third Man Records

Legendary Austin cult classic punk rock album Jon Wayne Texas Funeral has been re-released on vinyl and is available now for mail order at Jack White's Third man Records webstore. Visit their website to buy the 12"vinyl for 12 bucks here.

Additionally Third Man will reportedly release a Laura Marling single as part of the Third Man blue 7"series. Jack White reportedly told BBC Newsbeat of the experience "It was perfect – one take. She's gorgeous. Gorgeous voice and an incredible person. A wonderful girl."

Hot Hot Heat Announce U.S. Tour

Hot Hot Heat have announced tour dates in support of their latest release Future Breeds.

On Tour:
08/17: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
08/19: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
08/20: Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
08/21: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
08/22: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
08/23: Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
08/24: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
08/26: Dallas, TX @ The Loft
08/27: Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounge - Inside
08/31: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - Hell Stage
09/01: Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
09/03: Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
09/04: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
09/05: Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
09/07: New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
09/08: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
09/10: Chicago, Illinois @ Lincoln Hall
09/11: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
09/12: Columbus, OH @ The Basement
09/13: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave/Eagles Club
09/14: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
09/15: Minneapolis, MN @ Seventh Street
09/17: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
09/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
09/20: Spokane, WA @ Empyrean
09/21: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey

Eric Clapton Coming To a Movie Theater Near You

Here is the full and unedited press release:


NCM Fathom and Rhino Entertainment Showcase the Top Guitarists –

including Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, BB King, Jeff Beck,

Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Bill Murray and more –

on the Big Screen in High Definition in Over 475 Select Theaters

Centennial, Colo. – June 29, 2010 – Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton shares the stage with some of the greatest artists in the world during a star-studded, extraordinary concert on Tuesday, July 27 in more than 475 movie theaters nationwide. Presented by NCM Fathom and Rhino Entertainment, the Eric Clapton Crossroads 2010 special two-hour event will be shown in HD beginning at 7:30pm local time across all time zones and will feature historic musical performances from the day-long Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, which took place in Chicago’s Toyota Park on June 26. All 27,000 tickets to this year’s Chicago festival sold out in minutes – making it one of the hottest must-attend concert events of the summer.

Eric Clapton Crossroads 2010 gives fans around the country a chance to experience many of the greatest moments from the legendary day-long festival, including performances by Clapton, ZZ Top, Steve Winwood, BB King, Jeff Beck, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Bill Murray and many others. Theater audiences will gain exclusive backstage VIP access to behind-the-scenes footage and candid interviews with the performers, including an introduction by Clapton himself.

Tickets for Eric Clapton Crossroads 2010 in-theater event are available at participating theater box offices and online at For a complete list of theater locations and ticket prices, please visit the Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“Simply said, it’s the best of the best on one stage for one night,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom. “The in-theater event will allow fans all over the country to experience Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 in stunning HD and digital sound, complete with an unrivaled line-up of the world’s best guitarists and surprise guests playing impromptu jams that are the hallmarks of these amazing performers.”

Often credited as being one of the all time greatest guitarists and known amongst his peers as one of the all time greatest collaborators, Eric Clapton is the only recording artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame three times: as a solo artist, as a member of the Yardbirds, and for his work with Cream. He is also the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards for his solo music and work in various bands and projects. In 1998, Clapton founded The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded for chemically dependent persons.

Since its inception, Clapton’s vision for the Crossroads Guitar Festival has been to create an event where his friends and contemporaries can have fun and perform together for the benefit of a good cause. In 2004, the first Crossroads Guitar Festival was held in Dallas, Texas to benefit The Crossroads Centre and featured more than 40 performers including guitar legends Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, Jimmy Vaughn, and Bo Diddley. Tickets for the second concert, held in Chicago in 2007, sold out in 22 minutes.

Eric Clapton Crossroads 2010 will be shown in select movie theaters including AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark USA Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Malco Theatres, Marcus Theatres, National Amusements, Rave Motion Pictures and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as Arena Theatre (Point Arena, CA) Bainbridge 5 (Seattle, WA), Carolina Theatre (Asheville, NC), Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT), Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA) and El Raton Theatre (Raton, NM), through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

Friday, June 25, 2010

MP3/Wavves Push Up Digital Release Date

The new Wavves album King of The Beach has been bumoed to an earlier release date. It will debut for sale at itunes on July 1, other digital outlets July 13, and the CD/LP street date remains August 3.

The album promises a fresh sound for Wavves. Nathan Williams (AKA Wavves) said of this release, "There was a conscious effort going into this that I didn't want to make the same record again. I already made the same record twice, with the same fucking cover art. It wasn't overbearing, but I didn't want to recreate something I'd done. I wanted to make something bigger, something stronger."

Dennis Herring (MOdest Mouse) produced the record. The two came at the project from different angles which created creative - as well as general - tension. "There were some definite 'I want to wring you neck'-type moments," Williams said. "When you're not watering it down with a load of shit and reverb, it's a lot harder to make a record, because you know every part is going to be heard perfectly. You can't half-ass anything," continued Williams. "A lot more effort went into this than with previous Wavves records."

Wavves "Post Acid"


Fri-Jun-25 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
Sat-Jun-26 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary *
Sun-Jun-27 Montclair, NJ Meat Locker
Fri-Aug-06 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
Sat-Aug-07 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle / Lollapalooza afterparty #
Thu-Aug-12 San Diego, CA Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego +

* = w/ Cloud Nothings
# = w/ Harlem
+ = w/ Shepard Fairey (DJ Set)


Local Natives "Careful" Download: here.

The Henry Clay People "Your Famous Friends" Video Download: here.

The Henry Clay People "Glory" Download: here.

Bear In Heaven "Ultimate Satisfaction"(The Field Remix) Download: here.

Parlovr "Archy & Mehitabel" Download: here.

The Voice Project Peter Gabriel Covering Tom Waits "In The Neighbourhood" On is here.

Red Wire Black Wire Videos and CD Giveaway

I'm really digging this band right now. Post a comment if you would like to enter to win a cd. All you have to do is comment for a chance to win* - and odds are good I'll have the cd mailed out to you by the label.

Red Wire Black Wire "Robots & Roses"

Red Wire Black Wire - "Robots & Roses" from ToughCustomerRecords on Vimeo.

Brooklyn-based Red Wire Black Wire made this video with images from the childhood of lead singer Doug Walters and his brother and bandmate Greg. Doug said of the song "It's a song describing a dream - so the found footage, old family footage, and current footage of the band evokes the surreal nostalgia of dreaming."

Red Wire Black Wire - 'Breathing Fire' (Official Video) from ToughCustomerRecords on Vimeo.

Red Wire Black Wire Tour Dates
July 6--Mercury Lounge--New York, NY
August 1--Union Pool--Brooklyn, New York

*Winners must live in the U.S.

Indigo Girls Tour Dates


* with Coyote Grace

# Lilith Fair dates
The Indigo Girls have announced tour dates in support of their new live 2 CD release Staring Down the Brilliant Dream which will be released this coming Tuesday, June 29.

TH Jul 8 Dahlonega, GA @ The Crimson Moon Cafe
SU July 11 - 13 Seaside, FL @ The Rep Theater (7pm & 9:30pm)
WE Jul 21 Richmond, VA @ The National *
TH Jul 22 Lexington, KY The Kentucky Theatre *
SA Jul 24 Chicago, IL @ Morton Arboretum *
SU Jul 25 Grand Rapids, MI @ Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park *
TU Jul 27 Highland Heights, KY @ Greaves Concert Hall *
TH Jul 29 Newport, RI @ Newport Sunset Music Festival *
FR Jul 30 Lowell, MA @ Lowell Summer Music Series Boarding House Park *
SA Jul 31 New York, NY @ PNC Bank Arts Center #
SU Aug 1 Hartford, CT @ Comcast Centre #
TU Aug 3 Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion#
FR Aug 6 Nashville, TN @ Venue TBA
SA Aug 7 Baton Rouge, LA @ River Center (supporting Sugarland)

Netherfriends Videos and 50 Songs in 50 States

Chicago trio Netherfriends "Brett Easton Ellis Novel"

Bret Easton Ellis Novel from Shawn Rosenblatt on Vimeo.

Netherfriends Tour Dates (so far)
June 25 - Europa (Northside Fest) - Brooklyn, NY
Jul 17 - Pitchfork Music Fest - Chicago, IL
July 17 - The Inconvience - Chicago, IL
July 18 - Double Door - Chicago, IL
Jul 23 - Ball Hall - Chicago, IL
Jul 24 - Bela Dubby - Cleveland, OH

"Lead You Through the Misty Fog of Milwaukee Ave" off Barry and Sherry

50 Songs 50 States (In Shawn Rosenblatt's words)

"Starting April, I will be without a home for one year. It seems the easiest way to get to all 50 states in one year is to avoid the paying bills and rent and make different parts of the country my home base. I plan on touring a ton and being broke forever. I am starting my journey East (Philly) and playing with Mark from the band Hop Along and possibly another friend. Below is the list of dates. If you’d like us to play at your venue/house/party or if you would like to offer up your house so I can write and record a song in it, please message me"

The Dead Weather - Blue Blood Blues

Oasis Time Flies Giveaway

I am giving away* the North American Standard issue of Oasis new greatest hits release Time Flies.

o North American standard 2-CD version (27 songs) with "Champagne
Supernova" and, for the first time on an Oasis album, 1994's "Whatever"
Disc One (CD) - Selections: 1. Supersonic (A) * 2. Roll With It (B) * 3. Live Forever (A) * 4. Wonderwall (B) * 5. Stop Crying Your Heart Out (G) * 6. Cigarettes & Alcohol (A) * 7. Songbird (G) * 8. Don't Look Back In Anger (B) * 9. The Hindu Times (G) * 10. Stand By Me (C) * 11. Lord Don't Slow Me Down (H) * 12. Shakermaker (A) * 13. All Around The World (C).

Disc Two (CD) - Selections: 1. Champagne Supernova (B) * 2. Some Might Say (B) * 3. The Importance of Being Idle (H) * 4. D'You Know What I Mean? (C) * 5. Lyla (H) * 6. Let There Be Love (H) * 7. Go Let It Out (E) * 8. Who Feels Love? (E) * 9. Little By Little (G) * 10. The Shock Of The Lightning (J) * 11. She Is Love (G) * 12. Whatever (single, 1994) * 13. I'm Outta Time (J) * 14. Falling Down (J).

Also available:
o Deluxe Limited Edition 4-disc box set version, imported from UK, adds DVD of all 38 UK & U.S. video clips, plus CD of last recorded live show, London, July 2009
o Deluxe Limited Edition 5-LP version on 180-gram vinyl (27 songs on 10 LP sides)

Track-by-track audio commentaries from Noel and Liam on DVD,
PLUS first career-spanning video compilation of Oasis clips

Booklet includes track-by-track commentaries from Noel and Liam Gallagher, alongside 100 personal email testimonials chosen from thousands of fans worldwide

Album index (for all configurations):
A - from Definitely Maybe (Creation UK, August 1994 / Epic 66431, January 1995)
B - from (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (Epic 67351, October 1995)
C - from Be Here Now (Epic 68530, August 1997)
D - from The Masterplan (Epic 69647, November 1998)
E - from Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (Epic 63586, February 2000)
F - from Familiar To Millions (live, Epic 85267, November 2000)
G - from Heathen Chemistry (Epic 86586, July 2002)
H - from Don't Believe the Truth (Epic 94493, August 2005)
I - from Stop The Clocks (compilation, Epic 88697 00754 2 8, November 2006)
J - from Dig Out Your Soul (Big Brother/Reprise, October 2008)

Thanks to Big Brother/Columbia/Sony for the giveaway!
*Winner must live in the U.S.

MP3/Unicycle Loves You

Click here for the new single "Mirror Mirror" by Unicycle Loves You. The album (also titled Mirror, Mirror,) will be released September 7 on Highwheel Records.

Mirror, Mirror Track Listing
1. Lethal Attraction
2. Quagga
3. Time Bandits
4. Teenage Ghost House
5. The Wickedest Man In San Francisco
6. Justine
7. Mountain Lungs
8. Mirror, Mirror
9. A Second Look
10. There's A Giant Walking In My Heart
11. Magnetic Horses
12. Evil Unmasked
13. Evil Twin
14. The Small Print


Funeral Party "Finale" here

Everything Everything "Schoolin'" here

"The Mirror" from Back Ted here

And "I Cant Wait" from Twin Shadow here

Everything Everything on tour:
6.27 - Glastonbury - Glastonbury Festival
8.7 - Tokyo - Summer Sonic
8.8 - Tokyo - Summer Sonic
8.14 - Haldern - Haldern Pop Festival
8.15 - Hamburg - Dockville Festival
8.20 - Kiewit - Pukkelpop
9.11 - Isle of Wight - Bestival

MP3/ Dark Dark Dark Release Sophomore Album

Minneapolis "Chamber Folk" band Dark Dark Dark will release their second album Wild Go on October 5.

Dark Dark Dark have announced tour dates in support of their upsoming album Wild Go which willbe released October 5.

Click here to download the first single "Daydreaming."


Saturday, June 26th - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio (IMPOSE Magazine Northside Showcase, with Lower Dens, Matteah Baim and more)
Sunday, June 27th - Brooklyn, NY - Zebulon (ALL YOUR FRIENDS ARE HERE Northside Showcase, with Vandaveer, Callers and more)
Saturday, July 3rd - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 (with Gemma Ray)
Wednesday, July 7th - Long Island City, NY - Socrates Sculpture Garden (Rooftop Films screening of FLOOD TIDE with Dark Dark Dark performing a live score)
Monday, July 19th - Denver, CO - The Hi-Dive (with The Mynabirds)
Tuesday, July 20th - Salt Lake City, UT - The Urban Lounge
Thursday, July 22nd - Portland, OR - Rotture
Friday, July 23rd - Olympia, WA – Northern
Sunday, July 25th - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
Thursday, July 29th - Nevada City, CA - St. Joseph's Cultural Center
Saturday, July 31st - Santa Rosa, CA - The North Bay Film & Art Collective
Sunday, August 1st - San Francisco, CA - Amnesia
Monday, August 2nd - Los Angeles, CA – The Avenue 50 Mini-Museum
Tuesday, August 3rd - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
Thursday, August 5th - Marfa, TX - Marfa Book Co.
Friday, August 6th - Austin, TX - Ghost Room
Saturday, August 7th - Houston, TX - Mango's
Sunday, August 8th - Denton, TX - Hailey's

New Album From Morcheeba

MORCHEEBA - Even Though (from the album Blood Like Lemonade)

Blood Like Lemonade is available digitally nd will be released on CD July 13th.

01. Crimson
02. Even Though
03. Blood Like Lemonade
04. Mandala
05. I Am The Spring
06. Recipe For Disaster
07. Easier Said Than Done
08. Cut To The Bass
09. Self Made Man
10. Beat Of The Drum

7/28 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
7/30 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
7/31 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA

Konono No1 On Tour

Congolese band Konono No1 have announced tour dates in support of their Crammed Discs release Assume Crash Position .

07/07 - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre - Portland, OR
07/08 - Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica, CA
07/09 & 07/10 - Winnipeg Folk Festival - Winnipeg, CANADA
07/13 - Quebec City International Summer Festival, Quebec City, CANADA
07/15 - Cisco Ottawa Blues Festival - Ottawa, CANADA
07/16 - Festival Nuits D'Afrique - Montreal, CANADA
07/17 - Celebrate Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
07/18 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York City, NY
07/19 - Millenium Park - Chicago, IL
07/20 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
07/21 - World Café Live - Philadelphia, PA
07/22 - Black Cat - Washington D.C.
07/23 - Floyd Fest - Floyd, VA
07/25 - Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary, CANADA

MP3?Stornoway "Zorbing"

Today we have a free MP3 from Stornoway's debut album Beachcomber's Windowsill. Click here to download "Zorbing."

The debut album which has charted at #14 in the U.K. will be released by 4AD in America August 10.

No Age To Release New Album and Tour

Dean Spunt and Randy Randall, better known as No Age have just finished recording their upcoming album Everything In Between which will be released September 28.

Everything in Between
1. Life Prowler
2. Glitter
3. Fever Dreaming
4. Depletion
5. Common Heat
6. Skinned
7. Katerpillar
8. Valley Hump Crash
9. Sorts
10. Dusted
11. Positive Amputation
12. Shred and Trascend
13. Chem Trails

The band will tour in support of the album and have announced the following dates:
No Age Tour Dates:

Jul 03 Sled Island Festival, Calgary, Canada
Jul 04 Sled Island Festival, Calgary, Canada
Jul 10 Glass House, Pomona, CA
Jul 24 Whartscape, Baltimore, MD
Jul 31 Field Day Festival (UK), LONDON E3, United Kingdom
Aug 02 Studio 24, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Aug 04 Tanci , St. Petersburg , Russia
Aug 06 Solyanka, Moscow, Russia
Aug 08 Off Festival, Mysłowice, Poland
Sep 11 Hop Scotch Music Festival, Raleigh, NC
Sep 12 Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN
Sep 13 Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
Sep 14 Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Sep 16 LC Pavillion, Columbus, OH
Sep 30 Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

We Are the Mods

Writer, director E.E. Cassidy presents We Are the Mods. The film won a screenwriting trophy and was an audience award winner at this years 27th Outfest, L.A.'s Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

The film's Los Angeles theatrical release will take place at the Downtown Independent, July 16-23.

We Are the Mods trailer:

We Are the Mods Press Kit -

"A coming of age story set in contemporary Los Angeles following
teenage outsider Sadie who, uninspired by the dull humiliating rituals
of sorority initiation, is devoted to her photography. Excluded from
the school's social mainstream, she meets and befriends new girl and
fellow social outcast Nico. Part Mary Quant and part Edie Sedgewick,
Nico is obsessed with mid '60s Mod culture and manages to be a style
icon despite having Milroy's disease and walking with a cane. The
blossoming friendship between the girls introduces Sadie to entirely
new experiences, pushing the young photographer far beyond her
familiar suburban world.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lovelace: A Rock Musical

In case you haven't heard, Anna Waronker (That Dog, Ze Malibu Kids) & Charlotte Caffey (The Go Go's, The Graces) have joined forces to create a rock musical about the famed Deep Throat porn star and author Linda Lovelace.

The musical has garnered critical praise and won a hefty amount of awards including Best Musical Score from the Backstage West Garland Awards, four Stage Scene L.A. Awards, and three awards from L.A. Weekly.

The musical will make its International debut starring the original cast at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland August 5 – 29. The project is seeking funds via, and you can read a message from Waronker and Caffey below:

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Peter Murphy To Appear In Next Twilight Film

Need a reason to see the new Twilight film?

Legendary Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy will have a cameo appearance as "The Cold One" in the most recent installment of the uber hot Twilight series Eclipse. Murphy will attend the London premiere with his daughter Hurihan at Leicester Square at the Odeon Theatre.

Murphy said of his cameo appearance in the hot tween venture “Who else
could have and should have done it? (Laughing) It was really lovely and
smart of David Slade to ask me…I was honored, actually.” You might recall Murphy appeared rattling his cage in the David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve vampire film The Hunger while Bauhaus track "Bela Lugosi's Dead" played setting the scene.

Murphy, soon to release his ninth studio album, produced by David Baron and aptly titled Ninth has long downplayed his position as "eldergoth statesman," but seems to be accepting it almost 25 years into his solo career.

Murphy and seminal goth band Bauhaus opened for Nine Inch Nails, and Murphy joined Trent Reznor onstage for a few songs on the final NIN tour. He performed NIN's "Reptile,” along with his own hit "Strange Kind Of Love," Bauhaus' "Kick in the Eye," Joy Division cover “Atmosphere” and Pere Ubu's "Final Solution," which appeared on Murphy's 1986 solo debut Should the World Fail to Fall Apart.

Murphy continues to tour and will soon embark on the European leg of his Dirty Dirt Tour. Commenting on his performance of new material Murphy said, “I have had my Ninth album ready to go for a while now." “I’ve been playing it live, alongside Bauhaus classics and my own hits, long before the official release and it’s added more stardust to the long shelf life of songs I have under my belt.”

Thurs, July 29 – Paris, France – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
Fri, July 30 – Aletejo, Portugal – Evora Festival Alentajo
Sun, Aug 1 – Wolverhampton, UK – The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton Civic Halls
Mon, Aug 2 – Glasgow, Lanarkshire – UK Classic Grand
Tues, Aug 3 – Dublin, Ireland – The Button Factory
Thurs, Aug 5 – London, UK – Electric Ballroon
Fri, Aug 6 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Sat, Aug 7 – Blackpool, UK – Rebellion Festival
Sun, Aug 8 – Hamilton, ON Canada – Festival of Friends
Tues, Aug 10 – Toronto, ON Canada – Lee’s Palace
Additional worldwide dates to be added

Monday, June 21, 2010

Apples In Stereo Offer Free Download

Here's a track from Travellers In Space and Time, the fantastic new album by Apples In Stereo. Download "HEY ELEVATOR" for the extra special price of - FREE! And if you like it - buy the album. These guys work their musical butts off to spread happiness all around, so shell out some duckets in their support.

The band is also playing a free show at The South Street Seaport Music Festival on June 26th. The Apples will be joined by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and The Brooklyn Youth Chorus. How cool is that?

Click here for your free MP3 goodness.
“The most euphoric musical surprise I’ve experienced – without drugs.” - FILTER


*Winner(s) must live in the U S of A. Chances of winning are good so enter now!

Lucy Woodward

Efterklang /MP3 and US Tour Dates

Efterklang "Modern Drift"

To download the MP3 for "Modern Drift" click here

Efterklang - March US Tour Dates

Mar 2 First Unitarian Church w/ Balmorhea Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 3 Le Poisson Rouge w/ Balmorhea New York, New York
Mar 4 TT The Bears w/ Balmorhea Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mar 5 La Sala Rosa w/ Balmorhea Montreal, Quebec
Mar 6 El Mocambo w/ Balmorhea Toronto, Ontario
Mar 7 The Crofoot (Pike Room) w/ Balmorhea Pontiac, Michigan
Mar 8 Lincoln Hall w/ Balmorhea Chicago, Illinois
Mar 11 The Triple Door w/ Balmorhea Seattle, Washington
Mar 12 The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Columbia
Mar 13 Doug Fir Lounge w/ Balmorhea Portland, Oregon
Mar 15 Bottom Of The Hill w/ Balmorhea San Francisco, California
Mar 16 Spaceland w/ Balmorhea Los Angeles, California
Mar 18 - March 20 TBA - SXSW Festival Austin, Texas

The Luyas

The Luyas Live @ The Rialto

The Luyas | Live @ The Rialto | Montreal, QC from A Story Told Well on Vimeo.

Ólöf Arnalds and Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman is such a fan of Icelandic artist Ólöf Arnalds that he's invited her to perform a few live dates with him. Richmond was quoted as saying "Since we met ('we' being me and Tommy, my drummer) Olof 3 or 4 years ago in Iceland, she's been one of our favorite musicians. So we're really happy to get this chance to play 3 nights with her here in the U.S.A. When we went back to Iceland, she opened two shows for us one night after the other - And, she was really different each show! So come see her maybe more than just once - that's why I wanted her to play these three nights."

Olaf will be performing songs from her upcoming release Innundir skinni which will be available September 24 via One Little Indian. This record marks the first time Arnalds has released songs in English, and three are included on the album.

Ólöf Arnalds Tour Dates
July 19 - Rockwood Music Hall - NY, NY
July 21- Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA
July 22 - Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA
July 23 - Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA

w/ Jonathan Richman

New Album and Tour From Frazey Ford / MP3

Frazey Ford (The Be Good Tanyas) has announced tour dates in support of her debut solo album Obadiah due July 20. You may download the first single "Firecracker" here.

Frazey Ford Summer Tour Dates:
Jun 27- Calgary, AB @ McMahon Stadium
Jun 28 - Edmonton, AB @ Northlands Spectrum
July 19 - Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus
July 20 - Wakefield, QC @ Blacksheep Inn
July 21 - Toronto, ON @ Hugh's Room
July 23 - Guelph, ON @ Hillside Music Festival
July 24 - Guelph, ON @ Hillside Music Festival
July 25 - Guelph, ON @ Hillside Music Festival
July 29 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
July 30 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Aug 01- Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club
Aug 07 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Festival
Aug 08 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Festival
Aug 10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Aug 11- Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe - presented by KCRW

MP3Palooza HEALTH, Mice Parade and More...

!!! "AM/FM" from Strange Weather, Isn’t It? due August 24 on Warp Records:
click here

Mice Parade "In Between Times" from What It Means To Be Left-Handed due September 14 on FatCat:
click here

Dan Sartain "Atheist Funeral" from Lives due July 20 on One Little Indian:
click here

HEALTH "Die Slow" (TOBACCO Remix) from DISCO2 due June 22 on Lovepump United:
click here

Sonny and the Sunsets Sign To Fat Possum /MP3

Sonny and the Sunsets have signed to Fat Possum. The band have announced a few live shows to promote their upcoming release Tomorrow is Alright due on CD August 31. ( Tomorrow is Alright is currently available on vinyl from Soft Abuse Records).

The first single "Too Young To Burn" may be downloaded here.

See them live:
06/24 - San Diego, CA - Bar Pink Elephant ^
06/25 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland ^
06/26 - Visalia, CA - Howie & Sons ^
06/27 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill ^ % #
07/17 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

Check out this video to hear their haunting retro '50s sound:

Thanks to youtube user pickledporkchop

Myspace: click here

Band page: click here

MP3/Twin Shadow Premiere "I Can't Wait"

Twin Shadow have just premiered their first single "I Can't Wait" from their forthcoming debut album Forget. The album was produced by Chris Taylor and will be released this fall.

Download "I Can't Wait" via Pitchfork.

Jun 24 2010 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY W/ Viernes
Jun 26 2010 Northside Festival: Flavorpill & Tell All Your Friends PR @ Berry Park Brooklyn, New York
Jul 22 2010 Cakeshop New York, NY W/ Rewards (Aaron Pfenning) & Hooray For Earth

MP3s/Efterklang & Oh No Ono

I really like these tunes! Here's a couple of free MP3s for your listening pleasure.

"Modern Drift Remix" is right here

And "Icicles Remix" is here.

Visit Oh No Ono at
and Efterklang at
Efterklang's new release Magic Chairs and Eggs by Oh No Ono are available now.

MP3/ YellowFever and Tour Dates Announced

Jennifer Moore and Adam Jones of Austin Texas band YellowFever create music that has been described as "quirky art pop." They have previously released three EPs , one 7" and a singles collection via the Vivian Girls' Wild World label.

The band is now embarking on tour dates in support of their new self released EP
Bermuda Triangle. For purchase and more information, visit their myspace.

Bermuda Triangle
1.Bermuda Triangle
2.Rickled Charles
4.If I Never Find My Way
5.Multi-Kulti (Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?)

On Tour:
06/23 - Washington D.C. - Black Cat @
06/24 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Northside / Panache Showcase) #
06/25 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom @
06/26 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom @
07/01 - Houston, TX - Mango's
07/02 - New York, NY - Seaport Music Festival $
07/03 - New Orleans, LA - No More Fiction
07/04 - Athens, GA - Farm 255
07/05 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
07/06 - Shepherdstown, WV - Blue Moon Saloon
07/07 - New Brunswick, NJ - Meat Town USA
07/08 - New York, NY - Cake Shop
07/09 - Brooklyn, NY - Monster Island Basement
07/10 - Providence, RI - As220
07/11 - Northampton, MA - Elevens
07/12 - Binghamton, NY - Bazooka / Bazooka
07/13 - Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar
07/14 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern %
07/16 - Columbus, OH - The Summit
07/17 - Carbondale, IL - Handsome Fest
07/18 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot
07/19 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
07/20 - Madison, WI - Project Lodge
07/21 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
07/22 - St Louis, MO - Antartica
07/23 - Nashville, TN - Little Hamilton
07/25 - Hot Springs, AR - The Exchange +
07/26 - Norman, OK - The Opolis
07/27 - Denton, TX - TBA
07/29 - San Antonio, TX - Korova Basement
07/30 - Laredo, TX - Old No. 2
07/31 - Austin, TX - Emo's
08/01 - El Paso, TX - Hideaway Lounge
08/02 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
08/03 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
08/04 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell ^
08/05 - Los Angeles, CA - Day Off - Going to Disneyland!
08/06 - Sacramento, CA - The Hub
08/07 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent !
08/08 - Klamath Falls, OR - Contemporary Arts Kitchen
08/09 - Portland, OR - East End
08/10 - Olympia, WA - Northern
08/12 - Vancouver, BC - Honey
08/13 - Seattle, WA - Cairo
08/14 - Provo, UT - The Compound
08/15 - Denver, CO - Rhinoceropolis
08/16 - Albuquerque, NM - Wunderkind
08/17 - Lubbock, TX - Bash Riprocks

@ = w/ Voxtrot
# = w/ Airwaves, Aa
$ = w/ Woven Bones
% = w/ Titus Andronicus
+ = w/ Halloween Swim Team
^ = w/ Ty Segall, Royal Baths
! = w/ Thee Oh Sees

Download "Bermuda Triangle" by YellowFever here.

Thanks to youtube usergs2172

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Today's Youtube Find - Or Fiend?

Whitney Houston Meets Drag Queen Meets Asian Horror
You have to watch all the way through - it's amazing.

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

Here is a pre-release track from the forthcoming album NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL STEAMPUNK VOLUME ONE by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing.


Preorder it here on CD.

Also available on iTunes, PLAY.COM and on Ltd Edition wax cylinder (how cool is that?) from

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Here We Go Magic "Casual" click here

Twin Shadow "I Can't Wait" click here

Joemca "Big Dreams" Download: click here

MP3/ Deluka

Download the new Deluka single "Cascade (The Rapture Remix)" here.

It's a bit too dance club for me, but if you would like to explore Deluka's sound more,
click here to visit the band's website.

MP3/Vincent Minor

Vincent Minor will release his eponymous debut September 21 on Social Science Recordings. Assisting Mr. Minor on the album are producer Tom Biller (Fiona Apple, Sean Lennon, Where the Wild Things Are), keyboardist Zac Rae (Annie Lennox, My Brightest Diamond), horn player Stewart Cole (Edward Sharpe, Rachael Yamagata), and upright bassist Ed Maxwell.

Here's a link for you to take a taste of what Vincent Minor has to offer in the from of his first single titled "Late Night Show."

Cassettes Won't Listen Debuts Animal Ox (Animal Collective meets Cannibal Ox Remix) Free Download

Cassettes Won't Listen (aka Jason Drake) has been hard at work on a follow up to '08's Small Time Machine.

You may also recall he released the mashup of 2001's The Cold Vein with some of Animal Collective's discography. And according to CWL's press agents "CWL's last mashup was released months after his 2008 debut but was quickly met with a cease and desist letter from none other but the RIAA. Ludacris Democracy included a match up of the 7 leaked GNR Chinese Democracy tracks and the most popular Ludacris tracks spanning the artist's career. The mashup only saw 24 hours before it was forced down."

The hard work and hip hop creativity continues this summer as CWL updates his website with "leaks" and other surprises (here). Also in the works is a release from his instrumental experimental side project Dfalt whose debut album will be titled, appropriately enough - First. And the latest release Animal Ox, a combo of Animal Collective and Cannibal Ox, debuted on XLR8R where you may download it for free - no strings attached here.

Animal Ox tracks:
1 A B-Boys Alpha
2 Battle For Asgard
3 The F-word
4 Vein
5 Real Earth
6 Raspberry Fields
7 Atom
8 Scream Phoenix
9 Painkillers

MP3/ Blonde Redhead

Here's a new MP3 from Blonde Redhead entitled "Here Sometimes."

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

MP3/Young Galaxy

Young Galaxy will release their second album Invisible Republic via Paper Bag Records on July 27. The US release will feature two exclusive bonus tracks - "Invisible Republic" and "Flux."

Invisible Republic
was engineered by Jace Lasek (of the Besnard Lakes) and mixed by Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, Wintersleep).

The first two singles are "Destroyer" and "Queen Drum." "Queen Drum" is available for free download here.

Co-founder Stephen Ramsay (guita, vocals) said of the new release, "Our mandate for this record was: if it doesn't make you move, it better make you cry. Even better is making someone cry and dance at the same time. It makes a lot of people uncomfortable, but I like it!"

Track listing:
01. Long Live the Fallen World
02. Oh Sister
03. Destroyer
04. Pathos
05. Light Years
06. Disposable Times
07. Dreams
08. Queen Drum
09. Smoke and Mirror Show
10. Firestruck
11. Invisible Republic (bonus track)
12. Flux (bonus track)

Young Galaxy Tour Dates:

6/09 Divan Orange, Montreal (w/ Rah Rah)
6/16 Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa (w/ The Besnard Lakes)
6/17 The Mod Club, Toronto (w/ The Besnard Lakes)
6/18 Bar, Guelph (w/ The Besnard Lakes)
6/19 Call The Office, London (w/ The Besnard Lakes)
6/20 The Casbah, Hamilton (w/ The Besnard Lakes)
6/26 Belmont, Montreal (w/ Adam & The Amethysts and Little Scream)

MP3/Bear In Heaven To Release Double Album and Embark on Tour

Bear In Heaven are set to roll out their new double album Beast Rest Forth Mouth. It's the original "Beast" album, plus remixes featuring The Field, Studio, High Places, Justin K. Broadrick (a.k.a. Jesu) and more. The album streets September 14th via Hometapes.

Remix Tracklisting

01. Beast In Peace (The Hundred In The Hands Beast In Beat Remix)
02. Lovesick Teenagers (Twin Shadow Remix)
03. Ultimate Satisfaction (The Field Remix)
04. Wholehearted Mess (Pink Skull Remix)
05. Fake Out (BRAHMS Remix)
06. Drug A Wheel (High Places Remix)
07. Deafening Love (Deru Remix)
08. Dust Cloud (Justin K. Broadrick Remix)
09. You Do You (Studio Remix)
10. Casual Goodbye (Epstein's Galloping Gertie Remix)

The original "Lovesick Teenagers" video:

Click here to download the MP3 for "Wholehearted Mess."

And "Lovesick Teenagers" from Pitchfork here. And an MP3 of "Celestica" from here.

Tour Dates:
06/24 - Portland, ME @ Space
06/25 - Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
06/26 - Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit's Soundlab
06/27 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
07/09 - New York, NY @ Pier 17 #
07/10 - Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Systems Bluesfest
07/13 - Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear's Place ^*
07/14 - Northhampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall ^*
07/15 - Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo ^*
07/16 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Big ^*
07/17 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival ^
07/17 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall ^*
07/19 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon ^*
07/20 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club ^*
07/21 - Fargo, ND @The Aquarium
07/23 - Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
07/24 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret ^
07/25 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir ^
07/26 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
07/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
07/29 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive ^
07/30 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge ^
07/31 - St. Louis, MO @ The Luminary Center for the Arts ^
08/02 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop ^
08/06 - Berlin, Germany @ Festaal Kreuzberg
08/08- Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
08/06 - Berlin, Germany @ Festaal Kreuzberg
08/08 - Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
08/10 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega - w/ Oh No Ono
08/11 - Oslo, Norway @ Blaa (Oya Club Night)
08/12 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West
08/13 - Arhus, Denmark @ Musickaffen - w/ Sleepy Sun
08/14 - Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop
08/15 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melweg - w/ Sleepy Sun
08/16 - Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol
08/18 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Ponyhof
08/21 - London, UK @ X0Y0
08/22 - Powys, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/23 - Edinburgh, UK @ Capital - Fringe Festival
08/24 - Belfast, Ireland @ Speakeasy
08/25 - Dublin, Ireland @ Crawdaddy's
08/26 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
09/07 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom %
09/08 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven Room) %
09/09 - Orlando, FL @ Club at Firestone %
09/11 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
09/12 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
09/29 - Ithaca, NY @ Castaways ^
09/30 - Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal ^
10/09 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

# with Zola Jesus
^ with Twin Sister
* Mountain Man
% with Crystal Castles

KT Tunstall To Release New Album

KT Tunstall will release her third studio album Tiger Suit via Virgin Records on September 28th. Additionally Tunstall will perform during "WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun" halftime presentation. which airs Saturday, July 10 and will be presented by ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET.

MP3/Paul Woolford Remix of Scott Hardkiss

RCRD LBL has premiered the new Paul Woolford Remix of Scott Hardkiss’ “Beat Freak.”
Grab it here.

School of Seven Bells Hit the Road

School of Seven Bells have announced the following tour dates:

September 9 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
September 11 - Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA
September 12 - Club Metronome - Burlington, VT
September 13 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QB
September 15 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
September 16 - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
September 17 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
September 18 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
September 19 - 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN
September 20 - Blue Moose Tap House - Iowa City, IA
September 21 - Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
September 23 - Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
September 24 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
September 25 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
September 27 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
September 28 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
September 29 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
September 30 - Independent - San Francisco, CA
October 1 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
October 2 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA
October 3 - The Loft- San Diego, CA
October 5 - Plush - Tucson, AZ
October 6 - Launchpad -- Albuquerque, NM
October 8 - Hailey's -- Denton, TX
October 9 - Mohawk - Austin, TX
October 10 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
October 11 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
October 12 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL
October 14 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL
October 15 - The Social - Orlando, FL
October 16 - Grand Central - Miami, FL
October 18 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
October 19 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
October 20 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
October 21 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
October 22 - Johnny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA

Here's a performance of "Half Asleep" Live on KEXP

Frontier(s) Ready Their Debut

Louisville's Frontier(s) will unleash their debut album There Will be No Miracles Here in association with the Arena Rock Record Company August 10th.

Vocalist Chris Higdon said of the record "“The whole point for me with playing music again was to get to write music that I missed hearing, We started this band with the main goal to write music we were into, and to keep it less calculated than the current climate of heavy guitar-hinged music."

Adam Franklin & the Bolts of Melody

Adam Franklin of the legendary '90s band Swervedriver is now working under the moniker Adam Franklin & the Bolts of Melody. The new album I Could Sleep For a Thousand Years on June 29 through Second Motion Records. The project was produced by Charlie Francis (REM, Robyn Hitchcock, Super Furry Animals).

Franklin visited Break Thru Radio last week for a chat and a couple of live acoustic songs. Have a listen here.

And swing over to where they're streaming the song "Yesterday Has Gone Forever" here.

I Could Sleep For A Thousand Years

Yesterday Has Gone Forever
I’ll Be Yr Mechanic
She’s Closer Than I’ve Ever Been
I Want You Right Now
Mary Gunn
Carousel City
Spent Bullets
Sinking Ships
The Road Is Long
Lord Help Me Jesus, I’ve Wasted A Soul
Take Me To My Leader

Pretty Lights EP #2 and Tour Dates

The second EP installment in Pretty Lights series of three will be released July 29 and the final will see release in the late fall (tentatively 10/12). Additionally Pretty Lights will headline Red Rocks with two sets (one "down tempo") on August 7 with opening acts MiMOSA, Zion I, and Emancipator.

US Tour Dates:
15-Jul Camp Bisco Mariaville, New York
24-Jul Evolve Festival Nova Scotia, Canada
30-Jul Wanderlust Festival Squaw Valley, California
7-Aug Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, Colorado
14-Aug Outside Lands San Francisco, California
3-Sep North Coast Music Festival Chicago, Illinois
4-Sep Electric Zoo Festival New York, New York

"I Can See It In Your Face"

Thanks to youtube user mermacorn for posting this track.

Mogwai Concert Film “Burning”

Mogwai has announced public screening dates for their new film Burning.
Public Screening Dates in North America:
Aug 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Aug 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Cinematheque

Aug 25 - Seattle, WA @ JBL Theater

Aug 26 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall

Aug 28 - Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre of Long Beach
August 28 - Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre

Sept 2 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

Sept 4 - San Francisco @ Roxie Theater

Sept 10- Portland, OR @ Bagdad Theater

Sept 12 - Los Angeles @ Echoplex

Sept 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (2 showings)

Sept 23 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

“I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead”

To download “New Paths To Helicon Pt.1” MP3 click here


Special Moves

1. I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead 2. Friend of the Night 3. Hunted By a Freak 4. Mogwai Fear Satan 5. Cody 6. You Don't Know Jesus 7. I Know You Are But What Am I 8. I Love You, I'm Going to Blow Up Your School 9. 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong 10. Like Herod 11. Glasgow Megasnake

Extra tracks on vinyl and CD download
12. Yes! I Am a Long Way From Home 13. Scotland’s Shame 14. New Paths to Helicon Part 1 15. Batcat 16. Thank You Space Expert 17. The Precipice

1. The Precipice 2. I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead 3. Hunted By a Freak 4. Like Herod 5. New Paths to Helicon Part1 6. Mogwai Fear Satan 7. Scotland's Shame 8. Batcat

For more information visit mogwaispecialmoves and

Monday, June 14, 2010

Jack White is Still Team Coco

For those of us who were unable to attend the Conan O’Brien show of rocknroll and hilarity at Third Man Records home base, the label is accepting pre-sales of the LP. Included are the instrumental cover version of “7 Nation Army,” and the Eddie Cochran cover “20 Flight Rock,” which includes Jack White.

Rumor has it that Third Man plans to release a 7" spoken word release by O'Brien as part of their green series.

You may pre-order the Live at Third Man O'Brien album and other Third Man gooodies

MP3/ Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson is ready to roll out a new record Dream Attic, August 31 on Shout! Factory. Fans may visit here to get a free download of the new track “Big Sun Falling In The River.”

MP3/ Yoko Ono "Give Me Something" Remix

"Give Me Something"
(MOREL'S I Gave You My Heart Dub Mix)

“GIVE ME SOMETHING” (THE REMIXES) and “GIVE ME SOMETHING” (THE DUB MIXES) are out now as digital green releases (no materials used or abused) on MIND TRAIN / TWISTED Records. Available at iTunes, Masterbeat and all other fine digital outlets.

Isobel Campbell To Release New Album Hawk

Isobel Campbell will release a new album Hawk, August 24 through Vanguard Records. Campbell left Belle and Sebastian in 2002 to pursue a solo career and collaborations with Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees).

Campbell has again collaborated with Lanegan on this new, self produced album Hawk on 8 of the album's 13 tracks. The duo duet on the Townes Van Zandt number “Snake Song,” while Willy Mason makes an appearance on another Van Zandt song “No Place to Fall.”

Listen to "Come Undone" a Campbell / Lanegan duet here.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mighty Boosh Q&A Session in NYC at Tribeca

For those of us who don't live in New York, here is the Q&A session by Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt held at the screening of their new film Journey of the Childmen.

Mike Fielding (Mighty Boosh) Interview From BBC

Mike Fielding (aka Naboo) talks about The Mighty Boosh and his favorite characters.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Heavy Metal Parking Lot

I can't find my vhs, but should have known I could find it on Hulu or something. A long time ago in a galaxy far far away - some guy filmed Judas Priest fans in a parking lot before the concert. And it was good. Really good.

Pocket Featuring Craig Wedren

During my hiatus I missed this!!

"Someone to Run Away From" by Pocket featuring Craig Wedren

Pocket (featuring Craig Wedren): "Someone to Run Away From" from Skyrocket Studio on Vimeo.

You may purchase the live Shudder To Think album Live From Home from Team Love. And for more of Craig Wedren's happenings, visit

Shudder To Think Xfrench Live From VMF Baltimore

To read The Onion's interview with Craig Wedren click here.

Sounds Like a Revolution

Sounds Like a Revolution is a film about the consequences of bands who express their political opinions in a post 911 world. The film features music and commentary by Michael Franti, Pete Seeger, David Crosby, The Dixie Chicks, Steve Earle, Ani DiFranco, Anti-Flag, Fat Mike (NOFX), Jello Biafra, Henry Rollins, Ice T, Rage Against the Machine and more.

Here's the trailer for Sounds Like a Revolution:

Kings Go Forth... On Tour

Kings Go Forth US Summer Tour Dates:

6/18 - Double Door – Chicago, IL
6/19 - University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI
6/27 - Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
7/8 - Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
7/9 - Horseshoe – Toronto, ON
7/10 - Ottawa Blues Fest - Ottawa, ON
7/20 - Dawes Park – Evanston, IL
7/31 - Cedars Cultural Center - Minneapolis, MN
9/4 - Cathedral Square Park – Milwaukee, WI
9/5 - Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
9/6 - Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA
10/8 - Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX

New Mighty Boosh Documentary

Here's a promo for the Mighty Boosh documentary Journey of the Childmen which premieres this weekend at the Tribeca.

MP3/ From a Fountain

South Dakota's From a Fountain (aka Douglas Kirby; aka Shale & Sandstone)is set to release a debut album featuring a "rebel band of time-traveling Native Americans" August 31st on Park the Van Records.

For a bit more of an explanation, check out this info direct from the press release:
Shale & Sandstone visualizes a rogue band of Native Americans, far in the future, who have successfully remained hidden for generations. Organized in present day and persevering throughout the years, they have awaited the advent of time travel, with the intention of going back to offer their pre-contact ancestors antibodies to the European diseases that would eventually decimate them. Thus safeguarded, the Natives would likely be able to withstand the onslaught of the European population and hold on to much of their homeland and identity. The time-travelers' plan, however, takes an unexpected turn - the ancient people turn down the option of being inoculated, though not without much wailing and despair at what was to befall their people. As the old ones refused the antibodies, the story ends there, for history goes on un-changed. The remainder of the album reflects on meeting with the infinite in this manner and tries to make sense of their decision.

Download From A Fountain’s “Man I Wed” and “Morning” from Shale & Sandstone:

and here.

Bio Info for Douglas Kirby:

Though Kirby has lived in many places across the United States, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, one of the more isolated cities in the country, is From a Fountain's forever-home. From 2006-2008, after living in Philadelphia for many years, Kirby formed and spearheaded the art and music collective, Cities of the Red Night, in Sioux Falls. They rented a giant 7,000 square foot warehouse in Tea, South Dakota, just outside of Sioux Falls. Cities of the Red Night hosted a show on the local college radio station in Sioux Falls called the B&G Marshmallow Malt Radio Spectacular, named after a featured dessert from a local roadside soft-serve stand. (As an ice cream/malt fanatic, Kirby is the only customer in the history of the Franklin Fountain, an old-timey soda fountain in Philadelphia, to be offered a line of credit at the shop. He paid his ice cream bill with them at the end of each month.) After living in a cabin in Joshua Tree, CA for a year, Kirby now lives in a reclusive town in Marin County, CA where he spends much of his time working on music, surfing and eating lots of ice cream.

MP3/Pantha Du Prince Animal Collective Remix

There is a new remix by Animal Collective for the Pantha Du Prince track "Welt Am Draht." And lucky you may download it here on this lil' blog. "Welt Am Draht (Animal Collective Remix)"

Pantha Du Prince returns to the U.S. for the first time in more than three years for a few dates:
6/15 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
6/17 New York, NY Santos Party House (w.JDH and Dave P)
6/18 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

Catch out the documentary about Pantha Du Prince here.

CFCF To Release New EP

Montreal's CFCF (aka Michael Silver) follows up his critically acclaimed debut with an EP Drifts to be released through Paper Bag Digital on June 29th.

Drifts Tracklisting:
1. Big Love (Junior Boys Remix)
2. Come Closer (Nacho Lovers Remix)
3. Come Closer (Azari & III Remix)
4. Letters Home (Memoryhouse Remix)
5. Big Love (Mathemagic Remix)
6. Snake Charmer (Young Galaxy Remix)

Here's an older track "Raining Patterns" from the 2009 release Continent.

Thank to youtube user sectatsix for posting.

Women To Release Sophomore LP

Women will release their sophomore LP Public Strain via Jagjaguwar September 28th. The album was recorded in the Fall and Winter of 2009/2010 by Chad Vangaalen at Yoko Eno Studios in Calgary, Alberta.

Public Strain tracklisting:
1 Can't You See
2 Heat Distraction
3 Narrow With The Hall
4 Penal Colony
5 Bells
6 China Steps
7 Untogether
8 Drag Open
9 Locust Valley
10 Venice Lockjaw
11 Eyesore

"Women might combine all that I love about a band"- NPR (Carrie Brownstein)

See them live:
Jun 17 2010 8:00P
The Great Hall w/ Thee Oh Sees (NXNE) Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Jun 18 2010 9:00P
Silver Dollar (NXNE) Toronto, Ontario
Jul 1 2010 8:00P
The Republik w/ Deerhoof & The Posies (Sled Island) Calgary, AB, CANADA

Press release info:
In fall of 2009, Patrick Flegel (vocals/guitar), Matt Flegel (bass/vocals), Chris Reimer (guitar/vocals), and Michael Wallace (drums) went into the studio with an abundance of ideas, working around conflicting schedules and graveyard shifts. With Chad VanGaalen again on production duties, the band laboriously crafted a timeless sounding recording over the dead of winter in Alberta, Canada. The result exploits their usage of harsh, grating dissonance in smaller and controlled doses, using noise as the foundation for richly structured, layered songwriting.

From the opening strains of "Can't You See" it's clear that the album is far more than just a continuation of their debut. Resting upon Matt Flegel's plodding bass line, Patrick Flegel's deadpan vocal delivery, and Chris Reimer on bowed guitars and cello, this moody, nocturnal ballad opens the album on a dark note – one that is quickly countered by "Heat Distraction", a jigsaw of bright guitar phrases and winding time signatures.

This exact balance of delicate and dense is a pervasive thread throughout the album, reflecting the contradiction of the band's environment buried in urban sprawl framed by prairie landscape. Whether twisting through the urgent krautrock of "Locust Valley", an exercise of harmony through simplicity, or climaxing with the bittersweet melody of "Eyesore", the album somehow builds luminous contrast out of a palette of grays.

In places claustrophobic, conjuring walking dreams of sexual anguish and general decay, elsewhere soaring with vintage guitar tones and vocal melodies or collapsing into swirling, mesmerizing swells, "Public Strain" cycles through insomnia, paranoia, resignation and euphoria, to capture a band with an undeniable voice coming into full awareness of their craft.

/MP3 Alain Johannes Releases Solo Debut

Alain Johannes will release his debut solo album Spark on Rekords Rekords/Dangerbird Records. You may have heard Johannes previous work with the band Eleven, which he co-founded. He also collaborated with Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, and Spinnerette (Brody Dalle’s latest project).

Click here to download the new single “Endless Eyes.”

A Message From Devo

Dear Spuds,

We have a lot of engagements coming up this month. On release day (June 15th) we will not only be at the Billboard Music & Advertising conference, but we'll be performing on the Late Show with David Letterman the same night. June 16th you can catch us on the amazing Colbert Report and June 18th we'll be partying with Regis and Kelly. Be sure to tune in!! Duty now for the future. is allegedly streaming the new album Something for Everybody - although when I went there I found nothing? Maybe Monday?

MP3/ Mahjongg Premieres Debut Single

Chicago's own Mahjongg have announced that their new album The Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger will be released July 20 on K Records. In celebration of the album release the band will play the Capitol Hill Block Party July 23rd, and embark upon a U.S. tour.

Click here to download the first single "Miami Nights."

US Tour Dates

7/9 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
7/10 - Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE
7/11 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO
7/14 - UC Irvine (UCI Student Center) - Irvine, CA
7/15 - Casbah - San Diego, CA
7/16 - Bootleg Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
7/18 - Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, CA
7/21 - Backspace - Portland, OR
7/22 - Media Club - Vancouver, BC
7/24 - Northern - Olympia, WA
7/27 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND
7/28 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minn, MI
7/29 - University Of Wisconsin (Memorial Union) - Madison, WI

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Josh Homme's Rekords Rekords

Queens of the Stone Age/Them Crooked Vultures Frontman Josh Homme's Rekords Rekords Partners With Dangerbird Records

The following is the unedited press release:

Rekords Rekords exists for one purpose—to make music.

There's no hidden ulterior motive. There's no overbearing corporate machine. There's no middleman. There's no pressure to conform. There's just art, in its purest form. Founded by visionary Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures frontman Joshua Homme, Rekords Rekords remains a creative collective, first and foremost. Since 1997, the label has been a vehicle for Homme to release Desert Sessions and Eagles of Death Metal albums. There's more music rising on Homme's horizon than ever before though. Through a unique partnership with Dangerbird, Rekords Rekords is truly coming to life in 2010, and rock 'n' roll may never be safe again.

Homme describes the label's ethos best. "It's about the creation and releasing of music, period. I wanted to put out releases without being asked any questions. That's why Rekords Rekords started. More than ever, now is a great time to make music for the sake of making music. Single, shmingle, just make a fucking piece of art."

The first piece of art releasing on the label this year is Alain Johannes' solo debut Spark. Eleven co-founder and Queens of the Stone Age cohort Johannes pays tribute to his late wife and creative partner Natasha Shneider with an honest and heartfelt collection of songs. Dropping August 31, this is the label's flagship release via Dangerbird.

"Because Alain plays, produces, records and sings, there's no plumbing between his feelings and what the music sounds like," enthuses Homme. "The rollercoaster of Spark's very fragile beauty is the reason I started playing music. There are some things that can't be explained with words. I like to ask, 'Can someone play it to me instead?' This record is such a great example of what cannot be said but what is so true."

For Homme, each release will offer the listener an experience, and it begins with Spark. He goes on, "Many people listen to records on the way to the bank and that's absolutely fine. However, you should be able to actually hold your breath and swim down deeper into a record until you're absolutely consumed by it. Spark is a record that can whisk you away, and that's such a valuable commodity. I'm thankful when I get an album like that."

The world will be quite thankful for everything that the label has in store. This isn't a new venture for Homme. In fact, the label's very birth was tied to that of Homme's multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Queens of the Stone Age. In 1997, through previous partner Man's Ruin Records, Rekords Rekords released the first Queens of the Stone Age/Kyuss split. With the Dangerbird partnership firmly in place for North America, Homme plans on releasing new offerings from The Desert Sessions and Eagles of Death Metal as well as re-releasing Desert Sessions Vol. 1-10 as a box set. Dangerbird's the perfect collaborator for all of this. Since 2004, the Silverlake indie label has been the home to crucial modern rock acts like Silversun Pickups, Minus the Bear and Sea Wolf.

Homme continues, "I have a true partner in Dangerbird for the U.S. The reason I went there in the first place was because they're about getting things done—'nuff said. There's no reason to wait or belabor the point about releasing records. This is the time to focus on the consistency of your art. Rekords Rekords is really more of a stamp in the hopes to try to be like Wolfman Jack. People listened to Wolfman Jack because they liked his taste but he was playing all different kinds of music. I hope to develop a similar trust with fans of the music. If people like one of our releases, they'll like the next one sight unseen."

Music enthusiasts can trust the label especially with upcoming releases such as Mini Mansions' debut on the way. Fronted by Queens of the Stone Age bassist Mikey "Shoes" Shuman, the Los Angeles rockers elevate psychedelica to new heights. Homme comments, "I gravitate to music that paints a really colorful broad picture. Mini Mansions have these elements of Beach Boys, Pink Floyd and Eliot Smith without humping them at all. Their album evokes this dark and lovely landscape. None of that would matter if there weren't hooks though, and there are!"

Homme's got the freedom to do anything with Rekords Rekords, and he couldn't be more thrilled to release even more forthcoming music under the label's truly independent banner. "We've always done whatever we thought was right, and it's always been a massive bloody fight," reveals Homme. "That feels like misplaced energy. Trying to justify your music doesn't matter. I feel like the real revolution is consistently doing whatever you think is right. That's what this is about."

Homme's certainly doing the right thing with Rekords Rekords—for his immediate collaborators and beyond. He adds, "Rekords Rekords isn't about putting out my friends' rock music. It just so happens that Alain and Mikey made music that really floored me, and they needed their albums to come out without waiting for permission. So there's Rekords Rekords."

There's also a synergy that runs through everything within the label. "I want to be surrounded by inspiring artists," declares Homme. "The only way to do that is to be able to inspire and recognize someone else who is inspiring. I don't care if I make coffee at a session as long as it's a classic and cool session."

In the end, it all comes down to honesty for Joshua Homme and Rekords Rekords. He concludes, "I'd simply like to make something really honest and hopefully that will set us apart from other labels. I don't want to sell out Shea Stadium. I just want the people that are into the music to feel uplifted. I don't think bigger is better. I just think better is better, and that's fine. There's nothing you can do to make people like your art. You just have to be honest and let her rip."

Isn't that the way all revolutions begin?

Third Man Records Is Team Coco

MP3/Nicole Simone

You may have heard music by Nicole Simone and not even known it! She had songs in the Sundance film The Good Life starring Bill Paxton, Zooey Deschanel, and Harry Dean Stanton, as well as the film Alone With Her starring Colin Hanks.

Her first video is for the song "Melt."

Simone makes her live debut Monday June 14th at NYC's The Living Room and entry is free. You can expect to hear her breathy voice and any of the following instruments: guitar, marxophone, orchestron, trumpet, mandolin, vibraphone, piano and ukulele.

You can download the song "Melt" here.

Nicole Simone EP track listing:
01. The Wedding Song
02. Teach Me
03. Melt
04. Haunt You
05. You Got Me
06. Back For More

Les Shelleys Announce Tour Dates

Les Shelleys are an acoustic guitar/vocal duo from Los Angeles, consisting of FatCat’s folk asset Tom Brosseau and his singing partner Angela Correa (of Correatown). Their self titled home recorded debut will be available August 31 on Fat Cat Records.
You may Listen to Les Shelleys' latest single "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" on their myspace.

Les Shelleys
1) The World Is Waiting For the Sunrise
2) The Late John Garfield Blues
3) Green Door
4) Cocktails for Two
5) The Band Played On
6) Rum and Coca Cola
7) Billy
8) The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
9) Oh Babe, Ain’t No Lie
10) Pastures of Plenty
11) Deep Purple
12) Wheel of Fortune

Les Shelleys on tour (all dates supported by Shelley Short):
6/10 -- Cambridge, MA @ Club Passim
6/11 -- Hamden, CT @ The Space
6/12 -- Burlington, VT @ Radio Bean
6/13 -- Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
6/14 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Café
6/16 -- Madison, WI @ The Project Lodge
6/17 -- Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
6/18 -- Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
6/21 -- Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
6/22 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Vertical Diner
6/23 -- Nampa, ID @ Flying M
6/24 -- Seattle, WA @ Hattie’s Hat
6/25 -- Portland, OR @ The Woods

Katzenjammer Announce US Tour Dates

Katzenjammer on Tour:
6/22: Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room, 8pm
6/23: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
6/24: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge, 10pm
7/1: Chicago, IL. @ Schubas
7/3: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
7/4: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
7/6: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
7/8: Boston, MA @ Cafe 939, 9pm
7/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
7/10: Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club & Café, 10pm

Katzenjammer März - snapshot from i M on Vimeo.

MP3/ New Album and Video by Megafaun

Megafaun will relIt was recoded between January 12 and February 28 in Raleigh, N.C., at Flying Tiger Sound with BJ Burton. The music was mixed by BJ Burton and Megafaun and mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering.

Heretofore Tracklisting:
1. Heretofore
2. Carolina Days
3. Eagle
4. Volunteers
5. Comprovisation for Connor Pass
6. Bonnie's Song

Here's the new Megafaun video "The Take Away Shows."

Megafaun - His Robe | A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Download the new single "Volunteers" here.

Deer Tick MP3 / Deer Tick Announce Tour Dates

Deer Tick have announced tour dates in support of their new album The Black Dirt Sessions. They also covered "Sunstreet""Sun Street" by Katrina and the Waves. You can stream the new song "Choir of Angels" here.

Fri-Jun-18 Richmond, VA Brown's Island
Sat-Jul-17 Providence, RI Jerky's
Mon-Jul-19 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
Tue-Jul-20 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's *
Wed-Jul-21 Baltimore, MD Ottobar #
Thu-Jul-22 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
Fri-Jul-23 Floyd, VA Floyd Fest
Sat-Jul-24 Floyd, VA Floyd Fest
Sun-Jul-25 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre %
Tue-Jul-27 Orlando, FL The Social %
Wed-Jul-28 Miami, FL TBD %
Thu-Jul-29 Tampa, FL Crobar %
Fri-Jul-30 Talahassee, FL Engine Room %
Sat-Jul-31 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre %
Sun-Aug-01 Nashville, TN Exit In %
Tue-Aug-03 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's %
Wed-Aug-04 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone %
Thu-Aug-05 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway %
Fri-Aug-06 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
Sat-Aug-07 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
Sun-Aug-08 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
Mon-Aug-09 Toledo, OH Mickey Finn's
Tue-Aug-10 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
Wed-Aug-11 Cleveland, OH Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Thu-Aug-12 York, PA Capitol Theater
Fri-Aug-13 New York, NY Webster Hall

* = w/ WYE OAK
# = w/ DAWES

Bear In Heaven Remix Crystal Castles and Announce Tour

Bear in Heaven have reworked the Crystal Castles track "Celestica". You can read an interview with Crystal Castles and listen to the track on

Bear In Heaven Tour Dates:

06/24 - Portland, ME @ Space
06/25 - Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
06/26 - Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit's Soundlab
06/27 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
07/09 - New York, NY @ Pier 17 #
07/10 - Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Systems Bluesfest
07/13 - Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear's Place ^*
07/14 - Northhampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall ^*
07/15 - Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo ^*
07/16 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Big ^*
07/17 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival ^
07/17 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall ^*
07/19 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon ^*
07/20 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club ^*
07/21 - Fargo, ND @The Aquarium
07/23 - Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
07/24 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret ^
07/25 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir ^
07/26 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
07/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
07/29 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive ^
07/30 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge ^
07/31 - St. Louis, MO @ The Luminary Center for the Arts ^
08/02 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop ^
08/06 - Berlin, Germany @ Festaal Kreuzberg
08/08- Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
08/06 - Berlin, Germany @ Festaal Kreuzberg
08/08 - Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
08/10 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega - w/ Oh No Ono
08/11 - Oslo, Norway @ Blaa (Oya Club Night)
08/12 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West
08/13 - Arhus, Denmark @ Musickaffen - w/ Sleepy Sun
08/14 - Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop
08/15 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melweg - w/ Sleepy Sun
08/16 - Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol
08/18 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Ponyhof
08/21 - London, UK @ X0Y0
08/22 - Powys, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/23 - Edinburgh, UK @ Capital - Fringe Festival
08/24 - Belfast, Ireland @ Speakeasy
08/25 - Dublin, Ireland @ Crawdaddy's
08/26 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
09/07 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom %
09/08 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven Room) %
09/09 - Orlando, FL @ Club at Firestone %
09/11 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
09/12 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
09/29 - Ithaca, NY @ Castaways ^
09/30 - Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal ^
10/09 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

# with Zola Jesus
^ with Twin Sister
* Mountain Man
% with Crystal Castles