Friday, August 27, 2010

Pantera Cowboys From Hell Deluxe Anniversary Release

Unedited press release so all you fans can get the scoop:



LOS ANGELES – Originally released in 1990, Pantera’s COWBOYS FROM HELL turned modern metal on its ass and put Pantera in the musical history books. More than just their major label debut, most consider COWBOYS to be the official debut of the iconic Pantera lineup with singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, his brother, drummer Vinnie Paul and bassist Rex Brown.

Rhino is marking the 20-year anniversary of COWBOYS FROM HELL with multiple offerings for Pantera fans of every generation. (Complete list follows below). All versions include a newly remastered copy of the original COWBOYS album along with unreleased and rare live performances from the era, and unreleased demos for nearly every album track.

“The Will To Survive,” a previously unreleased song recorded during the album’s demo sessions, is included in the Deluxe and Ultimate packages and will have its worldwide premiere on Pantera’s Facebook page ( on Monday, August 30 at 12 noon EDT.

“’The Will To Survive’ is a great track,” says Paul. “I am definitely proud that it will see the light of day for all the die hard Pantera fans around the world, as it shows the true musical diversity of the band at that time!”

The Ultimate Edition box lands November 22 for a suggested list price of $99.98, just in time for the holidays to round out your personal Pantera collection or give to your favorite Pantera fan. The box includes custom artwork and a 60-page booklet with rare photos, expanded liner notes and replicas from the Cowboys era as listed below.

· New Years Puke Party T-shirt – designed by Dimebag Darrell (XL)

· ‘We're Takin Over This Town’ flyer reproduction (8 1/2" x 11")

· ‘It's Up To You/Censorship’ flyer reproduction (8 1/2" x 11")

· Arcadio Theatre poster reproduction (11" x 17")

· Cowboys From Hell Fucking Hostile button

· ‘All Access Tour Pass '90’ Fabric Sticker

· Cowboys From Hell Texas Guest Laminated Pass

· ‘U.S. Tour '91’ All Access Laminated Pass

· Ticket reproduction, June 14, 1991

The previously announced Deluxe and Expanded Editions will be available on September 14. Suggested list price for the Deluxe version will be $29.98 (physical) and $17.98 (digital). Suggested list price for the Expanded Edition will be $19.98 (physical) and $12.99 (digital). A complete breakdown of all packages appears below.


Disc One – Ultimate, Deluxe, Expanded

1. “Cowboys From Hell”

2. “Primal Concrete Sledge”

3. “Psycho Holiday”

4. “Heresy”

5. “Cemetery Gates”

6. “Domination”

7. “Shattered”

8. “Clash With Reality”

9. “Medicine Man”

10. “Message In Blood”

11. “The Sleep”

12. “The Art Of Shredding”

Disc Two – Ultimate, Deluxe, Expanded

1. “Domination” – Live*

2. “Psycho Holiday” – Live*

3. “The Art Of Shredding” – Live*

4. “Cowboys From Hell” – Live*

5. “Cemetery Gates” – Live*

6. “Primal Concrete Sledge” – Live*

7. “Heresy” – Live*

8. “Domination” – Live, Alive And Hostile EP†

9. “Primal Concrete Sledge” – Live, Alive And Hostile EP†

10. “Cowboys From Hell” – Live, Alive And Hostile EP†

11. “Heresy” – Live, Alive And Hostile EP†

12. “Psycho Holiday” – Live, Alive And Hostile EP†

Disc Three – Ultimate & Deluxe

1. “The Will To Survive” – Demo*

2. “Shattered” – Demo*

3. “Cowboys From Hell” – Demo*

4. “Heresy” – Demo*

5. “Cemetery Gates” – Demo*

6. “Psycho Holiday” – Demo*

7. “Medicine Man” – Demo*

8. “Message In Blood” – Demo*

9. “Domination” – Demo*

10. “The Sleep” – Demo*

11. “The Art Of Shredding” – Demo*

* Previously Unreleased
† Unreleased in the U.S.


Kelli Scarr "Break Up" Download: here.

Blood Red Shoes "Light It Up" Download:here.

WFANFC "Silent Times" Download: here.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Blonde Redhead MP3 and Tour Dates

Click here to download "Not Getting There" from the album Penny Sparkle. You would be viewing the session video for "Here Sometimes" right here - right now, if wasn't entirely infuriating. (Get it together?) The session features Van Rivers who also assisted with production on Penny Sparkle to be released September 14th on 4AD.

Additionally you can download "Here Sometimes" here.

Tour Dates:
10/15 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory*
10/16 Montreal QC Metropolis*
10/17 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre*
10/18 Detroit MI Magic Stick*
10/20 Newport KY Southgate House*
10/22 Chicago IL Vic Theatre*
10/23 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall Ballroom*
10/24 Minneapolis MN First Avenue*
10/25 St Louis MO The Pageant*
10/27 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge*
10/29 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse
10/30 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle
10/31 Washington DC 9:30 Club*
11/1 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club*
11/3 New York NY Webster Hall*
11/14 San Diego CA House of Blues
11/15 Pomona CA Glass House
11/16 Los Angeles CA The Music Box
11/19 San Francisco CA Warfield Theatre
11/20 Portland OR Roseland Theatre
11/21 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom
11/26 Salt Lake City UT The Depot
11/29 Houston TX Warehouse Live Studio
11/30 Dallas TX Granada Theater
12/1 Austin TX La Zona Rosa

* = Pantha Du Prince as support

Lou Barlow Releases Solo LP

Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion) has a brand spankin' new solo album.
Download "Gravitate" from Goodnight Unknown here.

Lou Barlow performing "Gravitate" Live on stalwart KEXP

Keller Williams Announced Fall Tour Dates

Thursday, August 26 Outer Banks Brewing Station Kill Devil Hills NC
Friday, August 27 Music on the Mountain Top At The Old Fairgrounds Boone NC
Thursday, September 2 Bottle & Cork Dewey Beach DE
Saturday, September 4 Stir Fry Music Revival Festival Morrisville PA
Saturday, September 11 The Catskill Chill Music Festival - Camp Minglewood Hancock NY
Sunday, September 12 Infinity Hall Norfolk CT
Friday, September 24 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln NE
Saturday, September 25 Ames Community Auditorium Ames IA
Friday, October 1 Pisgah Brewing Company Black Mountain NC
Saturday, October 2 Starry Night Bowling Green KY
Sunday, October 3 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Speedway Meadows San Francisco CA
Friday, October 8 The Jefferson Theater Charlottesville VA
Thursday, October 14 Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington IN
Saturday, October 16 Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival Ozark AR
Thursday, October 21 Sellersville Theater Sellerville PA
Saturday, October 23 Magnolia Music Festival Live Oak Fl
Saturday, November 6 Rock For Hunger Orlando FL
Friday, November 12 INB Performing Arts Center Spokane WA Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Saturday, November 13 Tacoma Dome Tacoma WA Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Sunday, November 14 Memorial Coliseum Portland OR Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Monday, November 15 Hult Center for the Performing Arts Eugene OR Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Tuesday, November 16 Rock For Hunger Orlando FL Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Thursday, November 18 Memorial Sacramento CA Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Saturday, November 20 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Sunday, November 21 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco CA Yo Gabba Gabba! Live

Additional dates to be announced.

New Deer Tick MP3 and Fall Tour Dates

Download the Deer Tick MP3 "Piece By Piece, Frame By Frame"
right here.

"Daydreaming" MG&V song performed by John McCauley of Deer Tick with Mountain Man from Partisan Records on Vimeo.

Deer Tick Fall Tour supporting their new release The Black Dirt Sessions (available now):
Wed-Oct-06 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Thu-Oct-07 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club *#
Fri-Oct-08 Greenville, SC Fall For Greenville *
Sat-Oct-09 Auburn, AL Bourbon Street *
Sun-Oct-10 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
Mon-Oct-11 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
Tue-Oct-12 Houston, TX The Bronze Peacock Room @ House of Blues
Wed-Oct-13 Austin, TX Emo's
Thu-Oct-14 Laredo, TX Old No. 2
Sat-Oct-16 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn
Sun-Oct-17 San Diego, CA The Loft / UCSD
Tue-Oct-19 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
Wed-Oct-20 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Thu-Oct-21 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Fri-Oct-22 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret %
Sat-Oct-23 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo
Sun-Oct-24 Seattle, WA Neumos
Tue-Oct-26 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Wed-Oct-27 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Thu-Oct-28 Omaha, NE TBD
Fri-Oct-29 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
Sat-Oct-30 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Tue-Nov-02 Washington, DC Black Cat
Wed-Nov-03 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church

# = w/ Blitzen Trapper, Malcomb Holcolmbe
% = w/ Phosphorescent

Critics Call Sahara Smith's Debut "A Must Have"

Click here to download "The Real Thing" - the 1st single From Sahara Smith's debut. Myth of the Heart (produced by Emile Kelmanis) is getting critical acclaim and features several of T Bone Burnett's well traveled session players.

A smattering of praise:
"At the top end, her voice hits angelic highs reminiscent of Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris." - LA Times

"Her smoky voice, bluesy folk sound and lifetime love of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits have finally been captured on her debut album." - Paste (Best of What's Next)

"Smith's wise-beyond-her-years lyrics...and tender melodies express a kind of weary innocence that's immensely appealing...'Myth of the Heart' is as auspicious as it is excellent.' - Austin Chronicle

Sept 8 - Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records (In-Store Performance)
Sept 9 - Austin, TX @ Shady Grove
Sept 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
Sept 16 - New York, NY @ Living Room
Sept 17 - Philadelphia, PA @WXPN Live at Noon/World Café Session
Sept 18 - Boston, MA @ Toad
Sept 23 - Fort Worth, TX @ 8.0 Bar
Sept 29 - Austin, TX @ Antone's w/ Raul Malo
Oct 1 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater w/ Raul Malo
Oct 2 - Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock w/ Raul Malo
Oct 5 - Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon w/Raul Malo
Oct 6 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House w/ Raul Malo
Oct 8 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 28 - Austin, TX @ Cactus Café

Free Music From Bad Books and October Shows Announced

Bad Books (Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra) are giving away a free download of "You Wouldn't Have To Ask" and offering a stream of the previously unheard "Please Move" on their Facebook page.

Download "You Wouldn't Have To Ask" here.

Limited tour dates*:
10.20.10 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
10.22.10 - T.T. The Bear's Place - Cambridge, MA
10.23.10 - The North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA
10.24.10 - The Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
General tickets go on sale August 26 at 1pmEST at Tickets are very limited. Exclusive pre-order bundles are sold out in all markets except for Baltimore and those can be purchased at

El Guincho MP3

Here's a new and free MP3 for the tune "FM Tan Sexy" by El Guincho (aka Pablo Diaz-Reixa), which will be available on their upcoming album Pop Negro September 14.

just click for the booty.

You may also download the "Bombay" MP3 here.

The Dig On Tour / Free MP3s

Oct 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
Oct 13 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Oct 14 – Washington, DC – Backstage @ Black Cat
Oct 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Kungfu Necktie
Oct 16 – New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge
Oct 17 – Cambridge, MA – T.T. The Bear’s
Oct 19 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Oct 20 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Oct 22 – Denver, CO - Larimer Lounger
Oct 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Oct 25 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café
Oct 26 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge Patio
Oct 28 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill


Click here
and here.

Dan Padilla Releases New Album For Free - Getcher Copy Here

Dan Padilla (which is a band - not a person) has announced a partnership with Paper + Plastick Records, Razorcake and to release the new album As The Ox Plows.The vinyl release is scheduled for later this year, (could I be more general), but fans and potential converts can download the album right now free free free. Yes free.

So hop to it and getcher very own digital copy for the excellent and reasonable price of FREE here at

Official press release info:
Proving that punk rock can still be a collective community that isn’t about being cut throat and turning a profit, but focuses on the passion for the music, Paper + Plastick has also recently partnered with Panic Records and Suburban Home to release new music from Make Do And Mend and The Gamits. P+P founder Vinnie Fiorello says, “releasing the Dan Padilla songs with Punknews and Razorcake continues the trend of Paper + Plastick working with other labels and companies to release great music. I always liked the sense of community in the punk rock scene while growing up, and working together with other labels proves that you don’t need enemies in the business world… you just need a common goal or common passion.”

The dudes in Dan Padilla, which features members of Tiltwheel and Madison Bloodbath, have been involved in the San Diego DIY punk scene for two decades, setting up and running shows, recording, and helping touring bands with food and a floor to sleep on. Keeping the scene alive, the partnership of Dan Padilla and Paper + Plastick allowed the band to stay true to their DIY ethics and morals, while releasing their music to a broader audience. “We are very happy to put the record out with Paper and Plastick,” says vocalist/guitarist J. Wang. “We wanted some different ears to hear this record, and from the beginning Vinnie made it very clear that we didn’t have to do anything we were not comfortable with, and told us he wanted everyone involved with this record to come out of the project happy.”

Writing gruff, politically and culturally aware punk songs, Fiorello adds, “they remind me of the early Lookout! Records bands, with songs that give every ounce of sweat and blood in the writing and recording.” Of the release, Wang adds "The latest world and national events going on, like immigration and state wide laws being created to profile residents and infringe on their civil rights just by the origination of their culture is really scary. Preaching to the converted? That’s usually what we’re doing. If one person hears the record that has never heard Dan Padilla before and it sparks interest for them to learn about some type of cultural issue like the law on immigration in Arizona, or lack of civil rights due to your sexual preference, then I think we did a good thing.”

Dan Padilla is J. Wang (vocals/guitar), Gene Doney (drums), Davey Quinn (bass), and Matty Kirkley (guitar/vocals).

Dan Padilla – As The Ox Plows track listing

1) Six
2) The Last Arrivals
3) Walk An American Mile
4) Way Too Long
6) Fast or Slow Zombie, It’s Your Choice
7) What Are We Here For?
8) Chaparral Real
9) From The Start
10) Is That It?
11) Booker T Would Agree
12) Something After

Chicago's Mike Kinsella of Owen To Release Limited 7"

Chicago native Mike Kinsella is currently working on new material for Owen. In the meantime he recorded some tracks for a new limited 7", "Abandoned Bridges", which will be released on physical & digital formats through Polyvinyl on September, 28th (white 7" limited to 500 copies). You may download a free MP3 of "Abandoned Bridges"
right here.

"Abandoned Bridgesz" includes:
1. Abandoned Bridges
2. I'm Always in Love

Tour Dates:
9/11 DeKalb, IL @ SMLTWN Skate Shop (Middlewest Fest)
9/15 St. Louis, MO @ Cicero's
9/17 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
9/24 Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival

Owen artist page.
Order the limited ed. 7" here.

The State's "Lost" Comedy Album to be Issues by Rhino Handmade

In their never ending quest for the contents of your paycheck - Rhino handmade will release a comedy album from the classic troupe The State. The collection will be available September 21 and you may pre-order it exclusively at here for $19.98.

If you haven't checked out the recently issued dvd set - the series holds up and brings back great memories for those of us who dutifully tuned into MTV to watch The State back when MTV also played music videos. I wish I could afford the box set - "I wanna dip my balls in it."

“It was a freeing experience because no one was watching over us, there were no adults around. We'd swim and drink and gamble all day and record the silly ideas we’d had that day up into the wee hours that night like kids making tapes in the basement. If you listen, you can hear the ice clinking in the rum drinks we had in hand at all times. I don't think any of us realized it was the last time we’d all be in the same place for an extended period of time working on a project that would actually see the light of day. Much of it was improvised by a group of people with no improv training whatsoever. We always assumed that one of the reasons it wasn’t released back then is because so much of it is so insane for back then.” - Kevin Allison

Joe Lo Truglio adds, “I heard once that the ’80’s Latino pop group Menudu used to turn over their members every three years, to keep the group young. Well this album's been marinating for over four Menudos, we're old as hell now, and ‘menudo’ means ‘soup’ which is a dumbass name for a band anyway. Bienvenidos a Gracious Living!”

Comedy For Gracious Living Track Listing

1. “Barbershop Tourettes”
2. “Jailbreak”
3. “Skip This Track (They Were Drunk.)”
4. “Illegal Rubbing”
5. “The Late Mr. & Mrs. Balloon”
6. “The Kendalpants Manor Affair: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”
7. “Zucchini Bread”
8. “Laurie Anderson Song”
9. “The Koo-Koo Koach In ‘Half-Time Hilarity’”
10. “Glass Eyes”
11. “Disclaimer”
12. “International Farting Mice”
13. “Animal Sounds”
14. “Bald”
15. “Houston”
16. “The Uncomfortable Adventure Of Doctor Shrinkyballs”
17. “Kerri’s One Second Noise”
18. “Goin’ Off”
19. “These Are The Things We Love”
20. “Timmy The Tugboat”
21. “Steve”
22. “Which Would You Rather Do?”
23. “Stadium Seats”
24. “The News From Central Minnesota”
25. “Something Terrible’s Happened”

In case your memory needs refreshing (and this roster leaves off the brilliant summer comedy film Wet Hot American Summer.):
Kevin Allison (The Ten, RENO 911!: Miami,
Michael Ian Black (“Ed,” “Stella,” “Michael & Michael Have Issues,” Run, Fat Boy, Run)
Robert Ben Garant (“RENO 911!,” “Viva Variety,” Balls Of Fury)
Todd Holoubek (The Ten, RENO 911!: Miami)
Michael Patrick Jann (“RENO 911!,” “Little Britain: USA,” “Flight Of The Conchords”)
Kerri Kenney-Silver (“RENO 911!,” “Viva Variety,” “The Ellen Show,” The Ten, Role Models)
Thomas Lennon (“RENO 911!,” I Love You Man, Balls Of Fury)
Joe Lo Truglio (“RENO 911!,” Superbad, I Love You Man)
Ken Marino (“Party Down,” The Ten, “Children’s Hospital”)
Michael Showalter (“Michael & Michael Have Issues,” The Baxter, Wet Hot American Summer)
David Wain (“Stella,” Role Models, The Ten, “Wainy Days”)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Joanna Newsom November Tour Dates and Jimmy Kimmel Performance

Joanna Newsom November Tour Dates:
Sat. Nov. 6 -- Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Sun. Nov. 7 -- Phoenix AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
Wed. Nov. 10 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Thu. Nov. 11 -- Austin, TX @ The Paramount Theatre
Fri. Nov. 12 -- Stafford, TX @ Stafford Centre
Sat. Nov. 13 -- New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's
Mon. Nov. 15 -- Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
Thu. Nov. 18 -- Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
Fri. Nov. 19 -- Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Sat. Nov. 20 -- Richmond, VA @ The National
Sun. Nov. 21 -- Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
Tue. Nov. 23 -- New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall

Free Foxymorons MP3s

Click here for "Say It Aloud"
and here for "Skinny Cow Blues."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Elliott Smith Kill Rock Stars Reissues

Kill Rock Stars Press Release:

On November 2nd Kill Rock Stars will release An Introduction to... Elliott Smith on CD and 180 gram vinyl. This album features fourteen tracks compiled from all seven of Elliott Smith's albums: Roman Candle, Elliott Smith, Either/Or, XO, Figure 8, From A Basement on the Hill, and New Moon.

An Introduction to... is, as the title suggests, intended as an introduction to one of the greatest songwriters of our era. We hope this will enable new generations to learn about Elliott's music by providing a pathway for people to delve more deeply into his immensely satisfying catalog.

1 Ballad of Big Nothing - from Either/Or
2. Waltz #2 - from XO
3. Pictures of Me - from Either/Or
4. The Biggest Lie - from Elliott Smith
5. Alameda - from Either/Or
6. Between The Bars - from Either/Or
7. Needle In The Hay - from Elliott Smith
8. Last Call - from Roman Candle
9. Angles - from Either/Or
10. Twilight - from From a Basement on the Hill
11.Pretty (Ugly Before) - from From a Basement on the Hill
12. Angel In the Snow - from New Moon
13. Miss Misery (early version) - from New Moon
14. Happiness (single version) - from Figure 8

To listen to “Between The Bars” from Either/Or, click here.

Elliott Smith was born Steven Paul Smith in Omaha, Nebraska on August 6, 1969. His father Gary Smith was in medical school at the University of Nebraska, and his mother Bunny was an elementary school teacher. When Elliott was one year old his parents divorced, and he moved with his mother to Dallas, Texas. That same year, his father was drafted, assigned to the U.S. Air Force, and sent to the Philippines as a physician. By the time Elliott was 5, both his father and mother had remarried and his father and stepmother moved to Portland, Oregon. From the age of four to thirteen, Elliott lived with his mother, stepfather and two half- siblings in Duncanville, TX (a suburb of Dallas). At fourteen, Elliott moved to Portland, Oregon to live with his father, stepmother, and two half-sisters. Elliott started to write and record songs at home in Portland on a four-track recorder. He attended Lincoln High School and graduated in 1987 as a National Merit finalist. While in high school he formed
his first band, Stranger than Fiction. Elliott attended Hampshire College in Massachusetts and graduated in 1991 with a major in political philosophy. He then moved back to Portland and formed the band Heatmiser along with Neil Gust, his friend and fellow-musician from Hampshire College. Elliott released his first solo album, Roman Candle (Cavity Search), in 1994. He followed with the self-titled Elliott Smith (1995) and Either/ Or (1997), both issued on the independent label Kill Rock Stars. He also recorded three albums with Heatmiser in the early ‘90s: Dead Air and Cop and Speeder (both onFrontier) and Mic City Sons (Virgin/Caroline). In 1997 director and Portland resident Gus Van Sant used some of his songs in the film Good Will Hunting (Van Sant had been a friend and fan of Smith’s since hearing Roman Candle). One of those, “Miss Misery,” went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Song in a Motion Picture. Elliott performed “Miss Misery” on the Academy
Awards telecast March 23, 1998. Elliott signed a contract with DreamWorks Records in 1998 and quickly released XO, his fourth solo album. That same year his cover of The Beatles“Because” was the end-credit song for the Academy Award winning film American Beauty. In 2000, Smith released his fifth solo album, Figure 8, to much critical acclaim. After the release of Figure 8 and subsequent touring in support of the record, Smith concentrated on writing and reworking more songs, many of which made up From a Basement on The Hill, which was released posthumously on Anti Records in October of 2004. Before his death on October 21, 2003, Elliott had realized his long time dream of building his own recording studio, New Monkey, located in Van Nuys, California. Kill Rock Stars released New Moon, in May 2007. New Moon is a double-CD collection of 24 songs recorded from 1994-97, during the period of the release of the self-titled album and Either/Or. KRS also reissued both Roman Candle and
From a Basement on the Hill in April 2010, placing all of Elliott's independent catalog onto one label.

Woven Bones, Moondoggies, Unnatural Helpers On Tour

Woven Bones
08.11.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
08.12.10 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
08.13.10 - Portland, OR - Plan B
08.14.10 - Seattle, WA - Wildrose #
08.15.10 - Olympia, WA - Northern ^
08.17.10 - Reno, NV - The Lincoln Lounge
08.18.10 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill *
08.19.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
08.20.10 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
08.22.10 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
08.24.10 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
08.25.10 - Lubbock, TX - Bash Riprock's
09.28.10 - Austin, TX - Stubb's %
10.14.10 - New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar
10.15.10 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree $
10.16.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl $
10.17.10 - Asheville, NC - Broadway's $
10.18.10 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 +
10.19.10 - Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar +
10.20.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Kungfu Necktie +
10.24.10 - Cambridge, MA - TT the Bear's Place +
10.26.10 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar +
10.27.10 - Cleveland, OH - The Spot +
10.28.10 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle +
10.29.10 - Madison, WI - The Frequency
10.30.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
10.31.10 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
11.02.10 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill
11.03.10 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon
11.06.10 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest @ Waterloo Park

# - w/ Idle Times
^ - w/ Christmas
* - w/ Sandwitches, The Splinters
% - w/ Pavement
$ - w/ The Coathangers
+ - w/ Frankie Rose & the Outs


08.19.10 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
08.27.10 - Bellingham, WA - The Wild Buffalo
08.28.10 - Eugene, OR - Eugene Celebration *
08.29.10 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
09.06.10 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot
11.11.10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave ^
11.12.10 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre ^
11.13.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall ^
11.14.10 - Ames, IA - The Maintenance Shop ^
11.15.10 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive ^
11.16.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room ^
11.21.10 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant & Music Club ^
11.26.10 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre ^
11.27.10 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah ^

* - w/ Blitzen Trapper
^ - w/ Dawes

Unnatural Helpers

08.21.10 - Missoula, MT - Total Fest
08.23.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
08.24.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
08.25.10 - Chicago, IL - TBA
08.26.10 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
08.27.10 - Philadelphia, PA - Danger Danger Gallery
08.29.10 - Allston, MA - O'Briens
08.30.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium
08.31.10 - Washington, DC - Black Cat backstage
09.01.10 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells
09.02.10 - New York, NY - Cake Shop
09.05.10 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot
09.11.10 - Portland, OR - Music Fest NW @ Ash Street
09.30.10 - Cork, Ireland - Cyprus Avenue *
10.01.10 - Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory *
10.02.10 - Galway, Ireland - Roisin Dubh *
10.03.10 - Belfast, Ireland - Limelight *
10.04.10 - Newcastle, England - Northumbra University *
10.05.10 - Brighton, England - Concorde 2 *
10.06.10 - London, England - Electric Ballroom *
10.07.10 - Stulus, England - Leeds University *
10.08.10 - Aberdeen, Scotland - The Tunnel *
10.09.10 - Glasgow, Scotland - Arches *
* - w/ Mudhoney

Now available:
Woven Bones - I've Gotta Get 7"
Carissa's Wierd - They'll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003
The Moondoggies - You'll Find No Answers Here (limited tour EP)
Golden Triangle / Fresh & Onlys - Split 7"
Golden Triangle - Double Jointer
Unnatural Helpers - Cracked Love & Other Drugs
Unnatural Helpers - Sunshine Pretty Girls 7" (OOP)

Available soon:
The Moondoggies - Tidelands (October 12th 2010)
Carissa's Wierd - Ugly But Honest / You Should Be At Home Here / Songs About Leaving (vinyl reissues) (October 12th 2010)

New Album From Belle and Sebastian

The 8th album by Belle and Sebastian, Belle & Sebastian Write About Love, has not yet been given a release date.

A message from Stuart:
The new record is called Belle and Sebastian Write About Love.

While I was doing the art, I got Kim from the ace Glasgow band, Zoey Van Goey, to write this in chalk in a few secluded spots in Glasgow and I took her picture. If you haven't already, you can see her on the splash page.

What I was thinking is that it would be fun if some of you tried the same thing, and either filmed yourself doing it, or got someone to take a picture (it would be good to see you with your work!). You can then upload them to our Flickr group here for everyone to see (you will need to sign up to Flickr if not already a member and join the group).

We'll choose some of the most scenic, artistic and elaborate ones and present the best submissions with a trophy of some sort!

To sum up, I'd like to see pictures or footage of you writing either Belle and Sebastian Write About Love or Write About Love in secret or public places, in the town you live in.

Post them here and remember to use chalk or at least something non-permanent!

11 August 2010

Belle and Sebastiann tour 2010:
August 2010

* August 27th STOCKHOLM, Popaganda, Eriksdalsbadet
* August 29th ZURICH, Open Air Festival

September 2010

* September 30th NEW YORK, Williamsburg Waterfront

October 2010

* October 3rd LOS ANGELES, Hollywood Palladium
* October 7th MEXICO CITY, Vive Cuervo Salón
* October 8th MEXICO CITY, Vive Cuervo Salón
* October 9th GUADALAJARA, Teatro Estudio Cavaret
* October 11th CHICAGO, Chicago Theatre
* October 12th TORONTO, Massey Hall
* October 14th WASHINGTON DC, DAR Constitution Hall
* October 15th BOSTON, Wang Theatre
* October 17th SAN FRANCISCO, Treasure Island Festival
* October 19th PORTLAND, Arlene Schnitzer Hall
* October 20th SEATTLE, Benaroya Hall

December 2010

* December 1st BELFAST, Ulster Hall
* December 3rd DUBLIN, Grand Canal Theatre
* December 5th GATESHEAD, Sage Gateshead
* December 6th BIRMINGHAM, Birmingham Symphony Hall
* December 7th MANCHESTER, Apollo
* December 9th BOURNEMOUTH, 02 Academy
* December 10th MINEHEAD, Butlins
* December 14th LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
* December 16th BRISTOL, Colston Hall
* December 20th GLASGOW, Barrowland
* December 21st GLASGOW, Barrowland

MP3/ New Music From No Age

Download the new No Age single "Glitter" here.

Two versions of "Glitter" will be available in 12-inch and 7-inch format. Each features different, non-album b-sides (the 7-inch has one called “Inflorescence,” and the 12-inch has “In Rebound” and “Vision II”).

Blackstar Warrior

Blaxsploitation Star Wars - Blackstar Warrior - the best Billy Dee Williams movie that never was...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2011 Coachella Dates Announced

Coachella 2011 Dates announced right here.

MP3/ New Magic Kids and U.S. Tour Dates

The Magic Kids will release a new album Memphis August 24.

Click here for the new MP3 "Superball"

Download the MP3 for their song "Summer" here.

Magic Kids U.S. Tour Dates

8/25 Knoxville, TN Disc Exchange 6pm
8/26 Atlanta, GA Criminal Records 7pm
8/27 Charlotte, NC Lunchbox 6pm
8/28 Cincinatti, OH Shake It Records 6pm
8/29 St. Louis, MO Vintage Vinyl 6pm
8/30 Nashville, TN Grimey’s 6pm
9/01 Lubbock, TX – The Foundation *
9/03 Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space *
9/04 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
9/05 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
9/08 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club*
9/09 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project *
9/10 Portland, OR – Backspace- Music Fest NW *
9/11 Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective *
9/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
9/14 Denver, CO – Hi Dive *
9/16 Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge *
9/17 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe *
11/05 Dallas, TX – The Cavern #
11/07 Houston, TX – Numbers #
11/08 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon #
11/10 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 #
11/12 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge #
11/13 Brooklyn, NY – Silent Barn #
11/15 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern #
11/16 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle #
11/17 St. Louis, MO – Firebird #
11/18 Nashville, TN – The End #

* w/Candy Claws
# w/Bosco Delrey

Goth To Boss With Richmond

Noel Fielding as Richmond with Matt Berry on The IT Crowd Series 4 Episode 6 Reynholm vs Reynholm.

Gary Numan Tour, New Album and Diehard Commercial

Gary Numan is currently working on a new album to be titled Splinter. His classic album The Pleasure Principle celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and no doubt some tunes will be played as Numan hits the road.

Former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder's band Recoil will be joining Numan for the Chicago date.

10/17 Orlando, FL The Firestone
10/18 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
10/20 Washington, DC Black Cat
10/21 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
10/22 Boston, MA Paradise
10/23 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
10/24 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/26 Chicago, IL Metro
10/27 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
10/28 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
10/31 Seattle, WA Neumos
11/1 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/2 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
11/3 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
11/4 Los Angeles, CA El Rey

Gary Numan Diehard Commercial:

MP3/Eternal Summers Set to Release Debut

Duo Eternal Summers (a.k.a. Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff) will release their debut album Silver via Kanine Records on September 28. An Eternal Summers digital single for “Pogo” wil be released August 29. It includes a Beatles cover “All I’ve Got To Do.”

Click here to download Eternal Summers' fun retro poppy new song "Pogo."

Silver tracklisting:

1. Disciplinarian
2. I Know Now
3. Pogo
4. Eternal
5. Running High
6. Safe At Home
7. I’ll Die Young For Rock N Roll
8. Salty
9. Worlds Away
10. Dye
11. Silver
12. Bully in Disguise

Aug 10 2010 6:00P
The Bazaar w/ ETERNAL SUMMERS + PUJOL Roanoke, VA
Aug 11 2010 7:00P
Penn Treaty Park w/Reading Rainbow and Family Trees Philadelphia, PA
Aug 12 2010 9:00P
The Pyramids with Reading Rainbow, Family Trees, Rescue Bird and THE GERMAN MEASLES!!!! Brooklyn, NY
Aug 13 2010 8:30P
The Cake Shop with Knight School and Dog Day Manhattan, New York
Aug 14 2010 9:00P
The Southern with Birdlips and Red Rattles Charlottesville, VA

Read more:
on their myspace.

"Lightswitch" from the self titled EP

Thanks to youtube user kidracer

Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff are a part of the Magic Twig Community, "a collective of nine like-minded musicians that cherish boundless creativity and weirdo indie pop."