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New Releases – Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The massive 12-piece Typhoon have released their equally huge debut record “White Lighter”. The Portland band retreated to the isolation of Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon and recorded strings, horns and group vocals free of outside distractions. Following the band’s acclaimed EP “A New Kind of House” that caught attention for its inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music. Typhoon’s North American tour runs September through October and will be hitting Toronto September 24th at the Garrison, full tour dates here.

Typhoon “White Lighter”

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Cold War Kids Announce The Release Of ‘Tuxedo’ A Digital EP Out On September 17th

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Cold War Kids announce the release of ‘Tuxedos’, a digital EP available September 17th through Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings. The six-song collection includes two previously unreleased tracks,  “Romance Languages #2” and  “Pine St.”, as well as covers “Aeon” (Antony and the Johnsons) and “You Don’t Come Through” (The Band). ‘Tuxedos’ also features the self-titled original album track and an alternative version of “Bottled Affection” from their April 2nd release, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.

Cold War Kids kick off their headline tour on Thursday, August 15th at San Diego’s House of Blues and will continue on the road through November 6th at St. Lake City’s The Depot.  The run will include shows at Stubb’s Amphitheatre in Austin, TX, The Wiltern in Los Angeles and the Sonic Boom Festival in Edmonton.

“Fits and starts of brilliance on the first three records, Cold War Kids have hit their stride and locked into a very intense groove for the fourth,” says Esquire Magazine. NME adds, “(Dear Miss Lonelyhearts) has gone back to the sort of idiosyncratic weirdness that made us fall for them in the first place.”  Relix states, “There’s a natural flow to the songs on this disc … a complexly drawn collection. And that blues sensibility you always liked best about them is happily still there.”

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Tuxedos:
1) Tuxedos
2) Aeon
3) Bottled Affected (Cathedral Version)
4) Romance Languages #2
5) Pine St.
6) You Don’t Come Through

Cold War Kids Tour Dates – Canadian dates are bolded
August 15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
August 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas *
August 17 – Denver, CO – Cultivate Festival
August 18 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre *
August 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre *
August 21 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Cain’s Ballroom *
August 22 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Amphitheater *
August 23 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall *
August 24 – Columbus, OH – CD 102.5 Summerfest
August 31 – Edmonton, AB – Sonic Boom
September 1 – Calgary, AB – X-Fest
September 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
September 21 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum Theatre *
September 22 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *
September 26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
September 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *
September 28 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall*
September 29 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
October 18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
October 19 – Philadelphia, PA  - Union Transfer *
October 21 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
October 22 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
October 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
October 26 – Richmond, VA – The National *
October 29 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theatre
October 30 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt
October 31 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
November 1 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
November 2 – Chicago, IL – The Vic
November 4 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
November 5 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
November 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
* with Papa

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New Releases – Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Following their breakout 2012 “Act Naturally” EP with the infectious single “Wild”, Royal Teeth have released “Glow”. An engaging collection of indie-pop tracks, “Glow” celebrates the band’s thirst for exploration and youthful adventures into the unknown. Recorded this past winter in Toronto with producer Gavin Brown (Metric) Royal Teeth entered the studio focused and ready to showcase the energy and spirited joy of the live shows that have drawn audiences to the band all around the country. See Royal Teeth live in late August and September supporting Said The Whale and Rusted Root in the US.

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Chet Faker Releases New Track ‘Melt’ And Announces A North American Tour

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“Melt” is the sultry new track from Chet Faker featuring Kilo Kish, and can be heard now via Soundcloud. Look for it as a digital single via Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings in the coming weeks, in conjunction with his upcoming 17 date North American tour. Kicking off September 3 in Los Angeles, the tour will include stops at Portland’s MusicfestNW, Montreal’s Club Lambi, The Laneway Festival in Detroit, The Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver, and a show in New York City with recent collaborator Flume.

2013 has been a busy year for Chet Faker–the pseudonym Australian Nicholas Murphy crafted as an ode to Chet Baker’s singing style while incorporating influences from a youth spent producing house and disco. In addition to his first North American tour, and his hugely popular collaboration with fellow Australian Flume on the track “Left Alone,” he was also featured on the Swedish/Australian group Say Lou Lou’s track “Fool Of Me”–earning a “Best New Track” from Pitchfork.

Before Chet Faker, Murphy spent his time splitting his musical output between a penchant for soft and soulful singer-songwriter work and an appetite for electronic music production. But it was when he coupled his love of analogue instruments and sounds of early dance music–only this time slowing the tempo–with his natural ability for R&B-soaked vocals, that something truly exciting happened.

Chet is currently working on an EP with Flume and recording his debut album.

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CHET FAKER TOUR DATES – Canadian dates are bolded
9/03 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
9/04 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
9/06 Vancouver, Canada – Fortune Sound Club
9/07 Portland, OR – MusicfestNW @ Doug Fir Lounge
9/09 Pittsburgh, PA – The Altar Bar
9/10 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
9/11 New York, NY – Webster Hall (with Flume)
9/12 Montreal, Canada – Club Lambi
9/13 Toronto, Canada – WRONGBAR
9/14 Detroit, MI – Laneway Festival
9/15 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
9/16 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
9/18 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
9/19 Austin, TX – Red 7
9/20 Dallas, TX – Three Links
9/21 Mexico City, Mexico – El Lunario d el Auditorio Nacional
9/22 Oakdale, CA – Symbiosis Gathering

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New Releases – Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gogol Bordello, have captured their wild energy as “the world’s most riotus live band” on “Pura Vida Conspiracy”. The gypsy punk band will continue their touring rampage in support of the record including 5 dates throughout Canada in August with more dates being announced soon. Watch lead single “Lost Innocent World” performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Out now on MMR via ATO Records.
Gogol Bordello “Pura Vida Conspiracy”

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New Releases – Tuesday, July 9, 2013

New York’s Caveman released their self-titled sophomore record earlier this year in the US and it is out now via their new Canadian home MMR. The melodic, melancholic guitar swells and passionately delivered vocal lines make for an album that’s very pleasing to vibe with. I caught them on the Toronto date of their tour with Rogue Wave and the record is reproduced beautifully live.

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Typhoon Premiers New Single ‘Young Fathers’ Band Announces North American Headlining Tour New Album ‘White Lighter’ Out August 20th

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Listen To “Young Fathers” HERE

Get “Young Fathers” Available On iTunes HERE

Watch Their New Video “Dreams Of Cannibalism” HERE

 Typhoon is excited to premiere the first single “Young Fathers” from their anticipated new album “White Lighter.”

“White Lighter” – out August 20th – is the follow up to the band’s EP A New Kind Of House that caught the attention of countless music critics and listeners for its inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music.

Typhoon will head out on a North America headlining tour beginning September 5th in their hometown of Portland, OR. This six-week tour will include performances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Music Fest NW, along with stops in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Tour dates below.

What makes these songs so great is the sense of borrowed time and urgency. A series of events suffered from a bug bite - failed organs, life spared thanks to modern medicine and a kidney given to him by his father - Kyle Morton, the band’s lead singer and songwriter, channeled his emotions into songwriting to create this big-hearted sound that bursts with a raw emotion and energy. The end result is a remarkably powerful and beautiful collection of songs.

“When we started working on White Lighter, I had reason to believe that it would be the last thing I ever did,” says Kyle. “It is now six months since we finished. I’m still here and there’s still work to be done.”

Typhoon Tour Dates (more to be announced) *Cdn dates are bolded:
September 5-6            Music Fest NW                                   Portland, OR
September 9                The Rickshaw Theatre                     Vancouver, BC
September 10              The Crocodile Café                           Seattle, WA
September 12              El Korah Shrine                                  Boise, ID
September 13              Urban Lounge                                     Salt Lake City, UT
September 14              Hi-Dive                                                  Denver, CO
September 16              The Waiting Room                            Omaha, NE
September 17              The Old Rock House                         St. Louis, MO
September 19              Cedar Cultural Center                     Minneapolis, MN
September 20              Schubas                                                Chicago, IL
September 21              Beachland Tavern                             Cleveland, OH
September 22              Wexner Center                                  Columbus, OH
September 25        Pop! Montreal                                    Montreal, QC
September 26              Higher Ground                                   South Burlington, VT
September 27              The Iron Horse                                   Northampton, MA
September 28              Littlefield                                             Brooklyn, NY
September 29              Brighton Music Hall                          Boston, MA
September 30              Le Poisson Rouge                              New York, NY
October 1                      Johnny Brenda’s                                Philadelphia, PA
October 2                      The Rock ‘n Roll Hotel                     Washington, DC
October 6 & 13            Austin City Limits Festival             Austin, TX
October 17                    The Satellite                                        Los Angeles, CA
October 18                    The Independent                              San Francisco, CA
October 19                    WOW Hall                                             Eugene, OR

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New Releases – Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Glasgow’s Primal Scream return with “More Light”, the band’s 10th record and first new music in five years. 13 new tracks written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes featuring guest appearances by Robert Plant, My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, The Pop Group’s Mark Stewart, and Jason Faulkner replacing Mani on bass. The album makes leaps in style, mood, and pace creating a lack of boundaries in it’s sound.

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Stereophonics Return To North America With Their Chart Topping UK Album ‘Graffiti On The Train’ Which Will Be Released August 20th



North American Tour Kicks Off This September

One of the most durable and consistently successful bands ever to come out of the U.K. band scene, Stereophonics return to North America August 20th with the release of their chart topping U.K. album ‘Graffiti on the Train‘; their eighth studio album, out on MapleMusic Recordings and their own Stylus Records.

Released earlier this year in the U.K., ‘Graffiti on the Train’ entered the U.K. charts at number 3 and has remained in the Top 20 ever since. Affirming that this is their best album in a decade, the album has quickly gone gold and is well on its way to platinum status.

Written by lead vocalist and guitarist Kelly Jones and produced by Kelly Jones and Jim Lowe, ‘Graffiti on the Train’ is the final piece in the puzzle for a newly refined and cinematic Stereophonics, a band that has London’s Sunday Times calling this album their “least conventional yet”, praising its “newfound lightness of touch” and confirming “The album contains Jones’s best work of his career.”

A storyteller first and foremost Kelly Jones unravels storylines and sketches characters with poetic finesse – inspired by the screenplay he has been working on of the same name, ‘Graffiti On The Train’ is a fascinating, filmic LP unlike anything the group have attempted in the past. Loosely telling the story of two friends who flee the country after a tragic accident, the record is both reflective and surprisingly fragile.

We find Jones at the helm of all the videos from this album, which he has both written and directed including the first North American single, ‘Indian Summer.’ Upon release in the U.K. earlier this year, ‘Indian Summer’marked the band’s 26th Top 40 hit on the U.K. charts.

Having spanned decades of success selling over 9 million career albums and currently sitting at the top of U.K. album charts, this return to the other side of the pond is a tour not to be missed. Their North American tour kicks off in Philadelphia on September 19 at the Theatre of Living Arts. See below for complete tour itinerary.As one of the best live bands imported from the U.K. in the last twenty years, North America will be treated to select tour dates and an Indian Summer to be remembered. At a recent U.K. show, John Earls of the Daily Star noted, “Girls sat on their boyfriends shoulders, Welsh flags were held aloft, beer was thrown everywhere and the singalongs kept coming.”

Stereophonics North American Tour Dates *Canadian dates are bolded
September 19         Philadelphia – Theatre of Living Arts
September 20         Boston – House of Blues
September 21         New York – Terminal 5
September 22         Washington DC – 9.30 Club
September 24         Montreal – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
September 25         Toronto – Danforth Music Hall
September 27         Detroit – St Andrews Hall
September 28         Chicago – Vic Theatre
September 29         Minneapolis – Mill City Nights
October 1                  Denver – Bluebird Theatre
October 4                  Seattle – Showbox @ The Market
October 5                  Portland – Wonder Ballroom
October 6                  Vancouver – Commodore Ballroom
October 8                  San Francisco – The Fillmore
October 10               Los Angeles – Fonda Theatre
October 13               Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival

  

Graffiti On The Train Tracklisting:
1.We Share The Same Sun
2.Graffiti On The Train
3.Indian Summer
4.Take Me
5.Catacomb
6.Roll The Dice
7.Violins And Tambourines
8.Been Caught Cheating
9.In A Moment
10.No One’s Perfect

Stereophonics are:  
Kelly Jones- vocals/guitar
Richard Jones – bass
Adam Zindani – guitar  
Jamie Morrison – drums

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Caveman Announce New Album ‘CAVEMAN’ Out on July 9th

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On their self-titled sophomore album, Caveman stretch their legs in a number of different, albeit cohesive, directions. Their highly anticipated return will come out exclusively on iTunes on June 25th and will be hitting all other physical and digital stores on July 9th via MapleMusic Recordings.

Caveman -a five-man vibe collective from NYC- released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby (“A Country’s King of Dreams”) to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl (“Old Friend”). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on DrugsWhite Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five

“We all went up to Jimmy’s grandmother’s place in New Hampshire,” says singer Matthew Iwanusa. “That’s where the new record kind of started. It was literally the attic of her barn, lit up by Christmas lights. We’d all sit in this one room together and one by one we’d all go into the bathroom and record ourselves making the most psycho noises possible. It actually felt kind of like a weird breakthrough. We were all confident and comfortable enough with each other to try out these experiments, which extended itself into the making of the new record…which is really just an evolution of this vibe that we’d been cultivating for long time.”

With that, the guys holed up in Brooklyn’s Rumpus Room to start recording in earnest with Nick Stumpf (who produced the band’s debut album) and Albert Di Fiore behind the controls. The album is a kind of sonic microcosm-a series of emotional yet tough mini-narratives operating within the same quixotic musical universe.
As a result, the guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single “In the City” and “Ankles” boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while “Pricey” and “Never Want to Know” overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band’s primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.

And while Caveman’s music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa’s lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings Where’s the time to waste on someone else’s life? on “Where’s the Time,” it’s hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.

Caveman – CAVEMAN tracklisting:
01 — Strange to Suffer
02 — In the City
03 — Shut You Down
04 — Where’s the Time
05 — Chances
06 — Over My Head
07 — Ankles
08 — Pricey
09 — I See You
10 — I Never Want to Know
11 — The Big Push

CAVEMAN is:
Jeff Berrall – bass, backing vocals
James Carbonetti – guitar
Sam Hopkins – keys, backing vocals
Matthew Iwanusa – vocals, guitar, percussion
Stefan Marolachakis – drums, backing vocals

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New Releases – Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I know we’ve got some True Blood fans out there, and today you should be excited. “True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series Vol. 4″ is out now and features music from the shows fifth season. Artist contributions come from Alabama Shakes, Iggy Pop with Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast), My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, and many more.

Various Artists “True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series Vol. 4″

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Sea Wolf Releases Free EP ‘Old World Romance: Selects and Outtakes’

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DOWNLOAD THE FREE ‘OLD WORLD ROMANCE: SELECTS AND OUTTAKES’ EP HERE!

Los Angeles band Sea Wolf have released a free EP ‘Old World Romance: Selects and Outtakes’ in a partnership with Noisetrade and Dangerbird Records. The EP contains 3 previously unreleased B-sides and the songs ‘Old Friend’ and ‘Kasper’ from their latest full length ‘Old World Romance’.

Watch the video for their hit single ‘You’re a Wolf’

Sea Wolf Tour Dates:
05/17/13 – Pomona, CA – Glass House
05/18/13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho
05/19/13 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
05/20/13 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
05/21/13 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
05/23/13 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
05/24/13 – The Gorge, WA – Sasquatch Festival
05/25/13 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
05/26/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
05/27/13 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
05/29/13 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
05/30/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
05/31/13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
06/01/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
06/02/13 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
06/03/13 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
06/05/13 – Haddon Heights, NJ – Sundown Music Series
06/06/13 – Albany, NY – Valentine’s
06/07/13 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06/08/13 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
06/09/13 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
06/10/13 – Virginia Beach, VA – Jewish Mother
06/11/13 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House Music Hall
06/14/13 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival (12:15p main stage / 3pm Sonic Stage acoustic)
06/15/13 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
06/16/13 – Dallas, TX – Dada Dallas
06/17/13 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Jr.
06/19/13 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
06/20/13 – Solana Beach, CA – The Belly Up
06/21/13 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey

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