Infected Mushroom have released the second installment in their ‘Converting Vegetarians’ series following their 2010 release of the same name. This new album includes their latest single ‘Fields of Grey’ which features vocal contributions from adult film and TV star Sasha Grey. Cold War Kids build on the success of their 2014 album ‘Hold My Home’ releasing a deluxe edition which features acoustic versions of album cuts ‘First’, ‘All of This Could Be Yours’ and ‘Hot Coals’ re-recorded at TackyLand studios.
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The original Primus lineup makes their studio album return for the first time in 19 years on their new release ‘Primus & The Chocolate Factory.’ This tribute to the 1971 Willy Wonka movie features deep reworks of the influential and distinctive tunes. Five vinyl copies of the album will feature gold coloured vinyl and free lifetime tickets to Primus concerts, watch records get pressed in the promo video here. See the full list of special album tour dates here. Cold War Kids have released their 5th studio album ‘Hold My Home‘ produced by guitarist Dann Gallucci and Lars Stalfors. Vocalist Nathan Willet describes the album with lyrics from its title track: “You’ve moved every year or two since you were 18. Home is no longer an actual place you return to. It’s ephemeral; it’s where you go in your memory to recall friends, your identity, your version of family. You can’t touch or hold on to it, but you can feel home anywhere. But where are your roots?” Watch the video for the first single “All This Could Be Yours” or the anthemic follow up “First.”
Ten years have come and gone since Cold War Kids first took to the stage in their homegrown Southern California scene. Time is typically unkind to indie rock bands. So how is it that Cold War Kids are still here in 2014, selling out tours and releasing their fifth album in a decade, ‘Hold My Home,‘ amidst these 40 seasons of torrential fate winds, while so many of their peers have vanished?
“We worked really fucking hard, that’s the answer,” says vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Nathan Willett. “We worked really hard and we were successful, which is freakishly impossible, and we should embrace it. That’s our story.”
From his post at the front, Willett — along with the band’s bassist and visual director Matt Maust — has led Cold War Kids through the tricky 21st century rock and roll landscape, soaring over the peaks and facing the valleys head-on while carving out a place of the band’s own. Reaping sky-high praise from a mid-2000s blogosphere then growing wings as a live show juggernaut, they stand now as both a different animal and an unaltered beast all at once.
Cold War Kids‘ much loved breakout debut album ‘Robbers & Cowards’ is being reissued on vinyl after being out of print for 5 years. The 2006 record will be pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl, includes a digital download and extra artwork not included on the original pressing. Take at trip back to the late 00’s and watch the video for ‘Hang Me Up To Dry’. Brooklyn producer Mas Ysa dropped his debut ‘Worth EP’ earlier this year and it’s now available on vinyl. Watch the video for his Best New Track‘d lead single ‘Why’. Mas Ysa will return to Canada for the first time since releasing the EP in June for Toronto’s NXNE Festival.
We’ve picked out some of the best tracks that our artist roster have released this year and put them together into one great playlist! The playlist features huge names like Primal Scream, The Dismemberment Plan and Cold War Kids to up-and-coming Canadian talent Andrew Austin, Don Brownrigg, and Thought Beneath Film! Listen to the playlist on Rdio, Youtube, Soundcloud, or all three at the same time below.
White Denim “Pretty Green”
The Dismemberment Plan “Waiting”
Cold War Kids “Miracle Mile”
Don Brownrigg “Sweet Dream Sleeper”
Andrew Austin “Inside Out”
San Fermin “Sonsick”
Typhoon “Young Fathers”
Jim James “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)
J. Roddy Walston & The Business “Heavy Bells”
Gogol Bordello “Lost Innocent World”
Primal Scream “It’s Alright, It’s Ok”
The Bronx “Youth Wasted”
Thought Beneath Film “Cartographers”
Thomas D’Arcy “Credit!”
Bo Keeney “Don’t You Worry”
Caveman “In The City”
Okkervil River “It Was My Season”
Royal Teeth “Wild”
Want to win some free vinyl to add to your collection or for the vinyl lover on your shopping list? We’re feeling extra festive this year so we’re giving away 10 awesome new MMR releases. Enter our Christmas Vinyl Giveaway Contest now!
To be entered:
a) Post a photo of your own vinyl collection to our Facebook wall, or on your Twitter or Instagram. Doesn’t matter if you have 1 vinyl or 1000, just make sure to tag us and use the hashtag #MapleVinyl
(Get a Bonus entry if your pic is really fun or creative!)
b) LIKE and SHARE this on Facebook, RETWEET on Twitter and REGRAM on Instagram to automatically get a second entry, using #MapleVinyl and tagging us of course.
Grand Prize Pack Includes:
1) White Denim “Corsicana Lemonade” (limited edition yellow vinyl)
2) The Dismemberment Plan “Uncanney Valley” (180g audiophile-grade vinyl)
3) Pure Bathing Culture “Moon Tides”
4) San Fermin “San Fermin”
5) Don Brownrigg “It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World I Find)”
6) J Roddy Walston and The Business “Essential Tremors” (includes bonus 7″)
7) Kathleen Edwards “Voyageur”
8) Martha Wainwright “Come Home To Mama” (includes bonus CD)
9) Cold War Kids “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts”
10) Typhoon “White Lighter”
Runners up will receive one of either:
Contest winners will be chosen on Monday December 16th 2013 with prizes shipped out same day.
Note: Shipping costs will only be included for Canadian residents.
GOOD LUCK VINYL LOVERS! Continue reading…
Cold War Kids follow up this year’s killer comeback “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” with the “Tuxedos” EP. Featuring two previously unreleased songs “Romance Languages #2” and “Pine St.”, a pair of covers, and two tracks from Lonelyhearts. The band continue their North American tour now through November, see dates here. Brooklyn’s San Fermin traveled to the mountainous border between Alberta and British Columbia to record their debut self-titled record. Ellis Ludwig-Leone blends classical composition with post-rock and chamber pop on the 17 tracks who’s public debut began with the infectious single “Sonsick” on Stereogum. Butch Walker makes his MMR debut with the “Peachtree Battle” EP which he has dedicated to his late father. Out now on iTunes, the EP will be available on CD and vinyl 10/22. Toronto sweetheart Royal Wood debuted his new single “Forever and Ever” in the trailer for Massey Hall & Roy Thompson Hall’s 2013/2014 concert season, watch below.
WATCH THEIR NEW VIDEO ‘WATER AND POWER’ HERE!
ORDER THEIR ALBUM ‘DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS’ VIA ITUNES HERE!
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.”
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
WATCH THEIR NEW VIDEO ‘LONER PHASE’ HERE!
ORDER THEIR ALBUM ‘DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS’ VIA ITUNES HERE!
On the heels of a successful spring tour, Cold War Kids have extended their headlining North American tour by adding summer dates kicking off today at Plush in St. Louis, MO. Fall tickets will be available via www.coldwarkids.com. Pre-sale tickets will be available June 5th, with the public on-sale beginning June 7th. See below for itinerary.
“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.”
Cold War Kids tour dates *Canadian dates are bolded
June 3 St. Louis, MO Plush
June 8 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
June 9 New York, NY Governors Ball Music Festival
June 11 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
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 31 Edmonton, Canada Sonic Boom Festival
September 1 Calgary, Canada Sonic Boom Festival
September 19 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
September 21 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum Theatre
September 22 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
September 26 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
September 29 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
October 18 Boston, MA House of Blues
October 19 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
October 24 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 26 Norfolk, 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
Happy Tuesday everyone, hope your bellies are nice and full of chocolate, now time to fill up your ears with some new music. Cold War Kids have their fourth studio album “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” out today but did anyone grab the limited edition, and hand numbered, bootleg vinyl copy in your local record store last week? The fantastic “The Music is You – A Tribute to John Denver” compilation featuring My Morning Jacket, Dave Matthews, J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten and many more cover their favourite Denver tracks. Nicholas Principe’s ambient project Port St. Willow is re-releasing their debut record “Holiday” through Downtown Records/MMR. Last but certainly not least, Thomas D’Arcy’s “What We Want” is now finally out on vinyl after it’s February 5th release.
All dates in support of upcoming album ‘A Quiet Darkness’ out April 16th on Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings.
Pre-order ‘A Quiet Darkness” via iTunes Canada Here.
Los Angeles duo Houses have announced that they’ll be joining Baths as main support on his upcoming North American tour. Coming off a strong SXSW showing, an upcoming sold out San Francisco show and having already been announced as main support on Cold War Kids April dates complemented with a remix of their single”Miracle Mile” which premiered on FILTER, Houses are on track to have a huge 2013. Starting May 23 in Portland and wrapping up June 29th in San Francisco, Houses will be spending much of the next four months on the road in support of their upcoming sophomore album A Quiet Darkness – out April 16th on Downtown Records & MapleMusic Recordings.
The narrative of the album tells the story of a husband and wife separated in the midst of a nuclear disaster and their attempt to reunite with one another along the Highway 10 in California before their inevitable deaths, each song taking place in different abandoned houses along the way. Real life couple Dexter Tortoriello and Megan Messina made the trek themselves multiple times, to record sound and video at these abandoned houses that are featured on the album. The album’s celestial ambiance and wanderlust concepts are conveyed throughout the recording with techniques employed by Dexter Tortoriello’s production and the stark contrast between the minimal electronic pulses, found sounds and meandering and melancholy harmonies. The ethereal sound on which Houses was built is woven through A Quiet Darkness, the 2013 release shows a deep and pensive side to a band who clearly encompass a darker side of bliss; a bold new bravado that will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced love and loss.
Listen to Houses remix of Cold War Kids “Miracle Mile” Here!
BATHS TOUR SUPPORT DATES
May 23 – Portland, OR – Holoscene
May 25 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
May 29 – Missoula, MT – The Palace Lounge
May 30 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
May 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
June 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
June 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
June 7 – Chicago, IL – Metro
June 8 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
June 9 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
June 10 – Montreal, QC – Le Belmont
June 12 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
June 14 – Washington DC, – Black Cat
June 15 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
June 16 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 19 – New Orleans, LA – Hi Ho Lounge
June 20 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
June 21 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
June 22 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
June 24 – El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
June 25 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
June 27 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
June 28 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
June 29 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
COLD WAR KIDS SUPPORT DATES:
April 3 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
April 4 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
April 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
April 6 – Chicago, IL – Metro
April 9 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
April 10 – Washington, CD – 9:30 Club
April 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
April 13 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
April 15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
April 16 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
April 17 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Good morning friends. Just wanted to let you know new MMR releases are ALL available in-stores and online today…what are you waiting for?
Jim James “Regions of Light and Sound of God”
Thomas D’Arcy “What We Want”
Cold War Kids “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” (PRE-ORDER)
Alabama Shakes “iTunes Session”
The Bronx “The Bronx (IV),”
Martha Wainwright “tu peux partir” (Single from Trauma OST)