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San Fermin Set For Canadian Dates in February & Appearing on CBC Radio’s Q Feb. 14

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San Fermin‘s current tour in support of their latest release, ’Live From The Advent Lutheran Church NYC‘ EP and self-titled debut, will bring them to Canada in February. The Brooklyn-based baroque rockers will play Casa del Popolo in Montreal on Feb. 14, The Garrison in Toronto on Feb. 15, and the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver on Feb. 28. In addition on Feb. 14, the band will perform live on CBC Radio’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi.

Formed by composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone in 2011, San Fermin’s self-titled 2013 album — recorded at the Banff Centre in Alberta — was called “…a jarringly accomplished debut” by NPR, while Pitchfork described the album’s first single, ‘Sonsick,’ as “deliriously infectious.”

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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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J. Roddy Walston & The Business Announce Fall Tour And Reveal Cover Art

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Pre-Order Their Album ‘Essential Tremors’ HERE

Watch The Brand New “Heavy Bells” Live Teaser HERE

  The third album from J. Roddy Walston & The Business, ‘Essential Tremors‘ borrows its name from a nervous-system disorder that’s long plagued the band’s frontman. “It’s this condition where my hands shake, sometimes not at all, but sometimes pretty bad,” says singer/pianist/guitarist Walston. “I’ve referenced it throughout all our records in some way, but it made sense to be more open about it on this album, which is partly about owning and embracing your weirdness instead of letting it hold you captive because you don’t even want to talk about it.”

For J. Roddy Walston & The Business, who formed in 2002 in Walston’s hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee, embracing weirdness means a mumble-out-loud celebration of that great and terrible burden of being human. Forcing the oft-clashing worlds of art and rock-and-roll to make nice, the band (including guitarist/vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist/vocalist Logan Davis, and drummer Steve Colmus) deals in a scrappy yet sublime sound that honours both their Southern roots and punk spirit. On ‘Essential Tremors’ J. Roddy Walston & The Business builds off that formula with a mix of heavy hooks and elegant melodies revealing their affinity for artists as disparate as Led Zeppelin, pre-disco-era Bee Gees, The Replacements, Randy Newman, and the Southern soul outfits that once populated the Stax Records label.

Co-produced by Matt Wignall (Delta Spirit, Cold War Kids) and Grammy-winning producer/engineer Mark Neill (The Black Keys) at Neill’s own Soil of the South Studios (a Valdosta, Georgia-based facility where J. Roddy Walston & The Business were the first to ever record), the follow-up to 2010′s much-acclaimed self-titled sophomore album also finds the band crafting lyrics that ultimately serve as a secret language to the initiated listener.

“It seems like most bands write for either the animal side of people or for the side that’s more in tune with the spirit or even just the psyche, but we tend to just smash all those things together,” says Walston. “It’s like we’re writing religious songs for the animal side. We’ve got songs that feel like party songs but if you look at it closer, it’s something more cerebral. So for the people who want to dig in and connect all the weird crosswires, the song can turn into something else.” And because J. Roddy Walston & The Business is practiced in the art of subversion, he adds, “these are songs you can get away with listening to around ‘the straights.’ The danger is in what lies behind the codes and the prose, and how gently they unravel once you’ve digested them.”

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Endlessly shifting from snarling and stompy to warm and soulful-and often encompassing all of the above within the same note, ’Essential Tremors’ opens with “Heavy Bells,” a powerhouse lead single that starts out breezy then gives way to a blistering chorus that threatens to rip Walston’s sweetly ragged vocals right open. The album amps up that brutal energy on songs like “Hard Times” (an epic anthem built on a mercilessly driving bassline) and “Sweat Shock” (a track that comes off like dance-floor war cry for Native American metalheads), while “Marigold” keeps it blissfully catchy and “Black Light” offers a glammed-up bedroom boogie that could be the soundtrack to a metaphysical seduction scene.  Even when turning tender (such as on the heart-on-sleeve serenade “Boys Can Never Tell,” the harmony-soaked “Nobody Knows,” and the album-closing stunner “Midnight Cry”), Essential Tremors burns with a raw passion that’s nothing short of glorious.

Releasing their debut EP ‘Here Comes Trouble’ in 2002, J. Roddy Walston & The Business relocated to Baltimore in 2004 after Walston’s then-girlfriend (and now wife) began studying opera at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Along with putting out their first full-length album (2007′s Hail Mega Boys), the band devoted the next few years to earning a reputation as an incendiary live act that devotees aptly liken to “AC/DC fronted by Jerry Lee Lewis.” Along with touring with the likes of The Black Keys, Lucero and the Lumineers, J. Roddy Walston & The Business have brought their joyfully chaotic performance to such festivals as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Bonnaroo.

Melting all manner of stereotypes into an as-yet-unnamed breed of New American, each performance finds hipsters hugging Teamsters and sweating till it hurts, and art-school cynics and metalheads screaming out every lyric in some gorgeously desperate attempt to connect. There seems to be a competition between the band and the crowd as to who will give more each night. To attempt that connection for yourself, check out the band on their upcoming fall tour; all dates are listed below.

Tour Dates – Canadian dates are bolded
8/10/13-Davis, WV-Canaan Valley Resort
8/11/13-Wilmington, DE-World Café Live at the Queen
8/17/13- Portsmouth, NH- Redhook Ale Brewery
9/5/13-Cleveland, OH-Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
9/6/13-Indianapolis, IN-Deluxe
9/7/13-St Louis, MO-Loufest
9/9/13-Minneapolis, MN-7th Street Entry
9/10/13-Milwaukee, WI-Club Garibaldi’s
9/11/13-Madison, WI-High Noon Saloon
9/12/13-Chicago, IL-Double Door
9/14/13-Cincinnati, OH- PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
9.20/13- Baltimore, MD- Rams Head Live
9/24/13- Pittsburgh, PA- Club Cafe
9/25/13-Louisville, KY- Waterfront Park
9/28/13- Kansas City, MO- Czar Bar
9/30/13-Denver, CO- Hi-Dive
10/1/13- Salt Lake City, UT- The State Room
10/3/13- Portland, OR- Mississippi Studios
10/5/13- Vancouver, BC, Canada- Biltmore Cabaret
10/7/13- Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern
10/10/13- San Francisco, CA- The Independent
10/11/13- Los Angeles, CA- Troubadour
10/12/12- San Luis Obispo, CA- SLO Brewing Company
10/13/13- San Diego, CA- Soda Bar
10/15/13- Phoenix, AZ- Crescent Ballroom
10/18/13- Austin, TX- Stubbs Jr.
10/19/13- Dallas, TX, INDEX Festival
10/21/13- New Orleans, LA- One Eyed Jacks
10/23/13-Birmingham, AL- Bottle Tree
10/24/13- Atlanta, GA- Terminal West
10/25/13- Athens, GA- Georgia Theatre
10/26/13- Nashville, TN- Exit In
10/28/13- Charleston, SC- The Pour House
10/29/13-Raleigh, NC- Kings Barcade
10/31/13- Richmond, VA- Strange Matter
11/2/13- New York, NY- Bowery Ballroom
11/4/13- Boston, MA- Great Scott’s
11/6/13- Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of the Living Arts
11/7/13- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club

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San Fermin Announce Fall Live Dates

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LISTEN TO THE PHASEONE REMIX OF THEIR FIRST SINGLE ‘SONSICK’ HERE

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘SONSICK’ HERE

 Brooklyn’s San Fermin, led by songwriter and composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, has announced a large string of live dates in support of their debut self-titled album – out September 17th on Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings.  Starting with a spot at the Hopscotch Music Festival on September 7th in Raleigh, NC and making their across the continent to Vancouver, BC, San Fermin will be  performing their beautiful take on chamber-pop all across North America.

Their sound, molded and influenced by Ludwig-Leone’s unique background in classical music, presents a unique pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop, vocal harmony and classical orchestration into an amazing live show based around an eight-piece band of top-rate musicians.

In anticipation of these dates, Brooklyn producer Phaseone has remixed San Fermin’s first single “Sonsick”. The new remix is a complete makeover of the Pitchfork described “deliriously infectious summer jam,” delving into the white noise of the composition to create a hauntingly beautiful (and hip-hop nodding) rendition of the track.

“It just shook me and I loved it and I just flipped over it … A band I think you want to keep an eye on … I love them.” - NPR, ALL SONGS CONSIDERED (Bob Boilen)

SAN FERMIN LIVE DATES * Canadian dates are bolded
9/7 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
9/20 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
9/25 – Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal Festival
9/27 – Cincinnati, OH – MidPoint Music Festival
9/28 – Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
9/30 – Chicago, IL – Hideout
10/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Bryant Lake Bowl
10/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
10/4 – Toronto, CA – The Drake
10/13 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
10/16 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
10/18 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
10/19 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/20 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
10/24 – Washington, DC – DC9
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
10/27 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre

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Houses Announce Fall Headline Tour

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FOR THE K.I.D.S. REMIX OF HOUSES ‘THE BEAUTY SURROUNDS’ CLICK HERE.

TO WATCH ‘THE BEAUTY SURROUNDS’ VIDEO, CLICK HERE.

TO WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘BEGINNINGS’ CLICK HERE.

After acting as main support on two ultra-successful 2013 tours – first with Cold War Kids and most recently with Baths - Los Angeles duo Houses are taking to the road yet again this time for a fall headline tour.  Starting September 5th in Atlanta and ending October 25th in Los Angeles, the 30-date tour will take Houses across the United States and Canada in support of their stunning sophomore album A Quiet Darkness, which was released on Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings earlier this year.  Select dates will include support from Detroit synth-pop outfit Jamaican Queens and Zion member AMP LIVE.

 Houses members Dexter Tortoriello and Megan Messina have stayed true to the concept of A Quiet Darkness – an album whose narrative 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. To help continue their interstate travels, K.I.D.S (Charles Cave from the UK band White Lies) has remixed the duo’s ”The Beauty Surrounds”, a high tempo, bass driven, rendition of their first single.

“…full enough to envelop a room in gorgeous melodies and exuberant sheets of sound.”NPR

 ”…a damningly beautiful thing”SPIN

“[Houses] smacks of a certain richness that isn’t often duplicated.”

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HOUSES TOUR DATES *Canadian dates are bolded
9/5 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
9/6 – Raleigh, NC – Berkeley Cafe
9/8 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter ^
9/10 – Washington DC – DC9
9/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
9/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
9/13 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
9/14 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
9/16 – Montreal, QC – O Patro Vys
9/17 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
9/18 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
9/19 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
9/20 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe^
9/21 – Columbus, OH – The Basement^
9/22 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
9/25 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop^
9/26 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird^
9/27 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern^
9/28 – Madison, WI – The Frequency^
9/29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry^
10/1 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge*
10/2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/3 – Boise, ID – Neurolux*
10/4 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
10/5 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl*
10/6 – Seattle, WA – Barboza*
10/9 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
10/10 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop*
10/12 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar*
10/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
^ w/ Jamacian Queens
* w/ Amp Live

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