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The Citizens Band make their SXSW debut at the Citizens Circus!

New York City's entertainment bible Paper magazine called them "the most exciting act in New York nightlife", and claimed that "their combination of Broadway showmanship and arty charisma make them the most appealing nightlife act to hit downtown in a long, long time." Now, NYC's most thrilling musical act The Citizens Band announce their SXSW debut at the Warby Parker Citizen's Circus in the grounds of the French Legation Museum at sundown on Monday 12, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 of March. The free all-ages show features some of the Citizens Band's most glorious talents and promises to turn a little corner of Austin into the most glamorous place in Texas, the likes of which have never been seen before!

The Citizens Band are a musical troupe in the old fashioned sense of the word, a like-minded group of artists with an ever-changing line-up and boundless creativity. Hailing from a fantastic neverland that lies somewhere between a carnival sideshow and Weimar Berlin, The Citizens Band is a sexy, raucous, collaborative cabaret. Offering a unique blend of melodious song, dance and ariel ballet The Citizens Band’s primary goal is to entertain, but always with a sharp jab of the elbow to remind their audience of the state of the world and their place in it. A social conscience is at the core of their being and The Citizens Band likes to remind us that we’re all citizens of the same world.

Please let me know if you'd like to attend and/ or speak with members of The Citizens Band prior to or during SXSW. More information on the troupe and video clips of previous shows available here: http://www.thecitizensband.net

Maroon 5s James Valentine to Run Los Angeles Marathon to Benefit The Pablove Foundation

Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine has announced he will run the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon to help benefit The Pablove Foundation (http://pablove.org/). The national organization’s mission is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, to educate and empower cancer families and to improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.

Already an avid jogger, James Valentine was inspired by Maroon 5’s work with the Teen Impact Program at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, which provides activities and support for young people facing cancer, where Valentine met amazing kids who faced incredible challenges. He was particularly touched by Carlo, a young guitarist in the Teen Impact Program, with whom he shared a passion for guitar. Tragically, Carlo passed earlier this year but his death impacted Valentine, encouraging his desire to no raise money for cancer research.

For more information or to make a donation, go http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise/pablove?fcid=122601.

SHE & HIM Release A Very She & Him Christmas on 10/25!

Merge Records is proud to announce the release of She & Him’s first-ever holiday recording entitled A Very She & Him Christmas on October 25th, 2011.

A Very She & Him Christmas is a wonderful collection of holiday tunes from two of music’s most impressive artists – Zooey Deschanel (She) & M. Ward (Him). Inspired by seminal holiday albums by the likes of The Carpenters, Vince Guaraldi, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and more, She & Him have set out to create an intimate holiday recording of Christmas classics that helps bring new emotions out of old songs. Recorded in Los Angeles and NYC at various points in 2011, A Very She & Him Christmas sees the duo stepping back slightly from the layered, lush aesthetic of their critically acclaimed second album, Volume Two. On A Very She & Him Christmas, Deschanel and Ward let the songs speak for themselves, oftentimes recording them with just acoustic guitar and vocals. Consistent in everything are the elements that have made She & Him one of the most loved bands of the last few years – Deschanel’s soulful vocal delivery and Ward’s impressive guitar work, both sounding as timeless as ever.

The track listing for A Very She & Him Christmas is:

1. The Christmas Waltz

2. Christmas Day

3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

4. I’ll Be Home for Christmas

5. Christmas Wish

6. Sleigh Ride

7. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

8. Silver Bells

9. Baby, It’s Cold Outside

10. Blue Christmas

11. Little Saint Nick

12. The Christmas Song

TV On The Radio Announce Live EP & Video for "Second Song"

Debuts Video for “Second Song”

Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwYM2t22h_E

Today, we’re pleased to announce TV On The Radio’s new LIVE EP, World Cafe Live, set for release on September 6th. Recorded at The Village Studios in Santa Monica, the EP is a live recording of the band playing a set at NPR’s The World Cafe Live hosted by David Dye.

World Café Live

Track Listing: 1. Caffeinated Consciousness 2. Will Do 3. Red Dress 4. Province (CD and 12” vinyl only) 5. Repetition

In addition to the EP, the band has also released the video for their “Second Song.”

Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwYM2t22h_E Embed:

OFFICIAL TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS

08/30/11 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

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08/31/11 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

09/01/11 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater

09/02/11 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

09/06/11 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion

09/08/11 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront

09/09/11 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts

09/10/11 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion Appearing at "Virgin Mobile FreeFest" / Patti Smith

09/12/11 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte

09/13/11 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle

09/14/11 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

09/16/11 Dallas, TX House Of Blues

09/17/11 Austin, TX Zilker Park *Appearing at "Austin City Limits Music Festival" / Stevie Wonder

09/18/11 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom

09/20/11 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

09/21/11 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

09/23/11 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan

09/24/11 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre

09/25/11 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

09/27/11 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

10/7/11 Saratoga Springs, NY Skidmore College

10/8/11 Canton, St. Lawrence University

10/25/11 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater

10/26/11 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues

10/27/11 Charleston, SC The Music Farm

For more information, please visit www.tvontheradio.com or www.twitter.com/tvontheradio

Melissa Ferrick Set To Kick Off Nationwide Tour, Offers "Headphones On" For Download!

Melissa Ferrick’s “Still Right Here” Tour Set To Kick Off This Weekend!

“Headphones On” Widget & Download Available Now!

The incredible Melissa Ferrick is set to zigzag across the country in the coming months to support her highly anticipated upcoming release Still Right Here, set to hit on September 13 via MPress Records. Melissa’s first studio recording in five years, Still Right Here boasts guest spots from the likes of Ani DiFranco and Kaki King and is a testament to the sound that this talented songstress has honed and perfected over her impressive two decade career. The tour kicks off in Provincetown, MA at the Art House Theatre for a double bill on September 3rd and 4th and winds its way across the country hitting all the major markets before wrapping in Dallas, TX at Poor David’s Pub on October 29th. November will see Melissa touring with Ani DiFranco across the East Coast.

Melissa Ferrick’s extraordinary career longevity as a predominantly independent artist is virtually unheard of in today’s industry and speaks to her talent and the world she has built for herself. There is her expansive body of work, mapped out over the sixteen albums that comprise her career to date, nearly all of which she distributed herself. There is the inspiration she’s taken from the amazing artists she’s shared the stage with, including Morrissey, Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Weezer, amongst others. There are the stories of the crisscrossed world and the things she has both gained and lost in her wake. There is the fervent fan-base that has grown with Ferrick but above all there is the sound, a voice burnished by breakdowns and breakthroughs, refined over the twenty years she has been doing this. And now, there is Still Right Here, the sum of these hard-earned parts set to music, Ferrick’s gorgeous purpose unspooling over the ten astounding tracks that comprise the album.

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Melissa Ferrick Set To Kick Off Nationwide Tour, Offers "Headphones On" For Download!

Catch Melissa on Tour This Fall:

Melissa Ferrick - On Tour * With Ani DiFranco

** Headlining Dates

STILL RIGHT HERE TOUR w/ Ria Mae

9/3/11 Providence, MA The Art House Theatre

9/4/11 Providence, MA The Art House Theatre

9/6/11 Cambridge, MA Club Passim

9/7/11 Cambridge, MA Club Passim

9/9/11 Milford, CT Daniel Street

9/10/11 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House

9/11/11 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live

9/13/11 Buffalo, NY Nietzche’s

9/14/11 Toronto, ONT The Horseshoe

9/16/11 Evantson, IL Space

9/17/11 Newport, KY Southgate House

9/18/11 Nashville, TN Third & Lindsley

9/20/11 Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic

9/21/11 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle

9/22/11 Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse

9/23/11 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

9/24/11 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere

STILL RIGHT HERE TOUR w/ Vandaveer

10/12/11 Vancouver, BC The Media Club

10/13/11 Seattle, WA The Tractor

10/14/11 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

10/17/11 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

10/19/11 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe

10/20/11 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick

10/21/11 Santa Monica, CA McCabe’s Guitar Shop w/ Catie Curtis**

10/22/11 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom

10/23/11 Flagstaff, AZ Coconino Center for the Arts

10/25/11 Albuquerque, AZ Low Spirits

10/27/11 Austin, TX Stubb’s Bar-BQ

10/28/11 Houston, TX Rudyard’s British Pub

10/29/11 Dallas, TX Poor David’s Pub

ON TOUR WITH ANI DIFRANCO

11/9/11 Pittsfield, MA Colonial Theatre

11/10/11 Boston, MA Wilbur Theater

11/12/11 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre

11/13/11 Concord, NH Capitol Center

11/15/11 Bethlehem, PA Zoeller Art Center – Lehigh

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LOS CAMPESINOS! Announce New Album Hello Sadness!

LOS CAMPESINOS! Hello Sadness (Arts & Crafts; November 15th, 2011) (Credit: Jon Bergman)

Arts & Crafts is proud to announce the release of the newest album by Cardiff, Wales’ Los Campesinos! entitled Hello Sadness on November 15th, 2011. Recorded earlier this year in Girona, Spain by producer John Goodmanson – responsible for the septet’s previous two albums, 2008’s We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed and 2010’s Romance is Boring – Hello Sadness is Los Campesinos! at their most melodic, direct and exhilarating, featuring ten songs of love, loss and heartbreak. It is an honest, bare-bones documentation of two people breaking up and trying not to break up in the process, and is simultaneously the most focused collection by Los Campesinos! to date.

Ever present are the wry observations, the razor-sharp wordplay and the band’s varied instrumentation, combined with some of the saddest, world-weary confessionals Los Campesinos! have ever recorded. Indeed, Hello Sadness is wise beyond its years, exhibited not only in the sincerity, poetry and honesty of its lyrical content, but by the instrumental dynamics of its songs: a band that previously all put their foot on the accelerator pedal at once, a key element of their high octane sound, have learned how to take turns and let each other drive. Yes, things are still loud and upbeat. Yes, lead vocalist Gareth Campesinos! still tells it like it is. Yes, theirs is still the perfect middle ground between punk rock, indie pop, Morrissey and The Fall’s Mark E. Smith. But each instrument has a settled place; each song sounds incredibly confident in its aim and abilities. The result is a band that has never sounded more together while detailing the impact of a relationship falling apart.

At just ten songs and forty minutes, Hello Sadness is perhaps the first Los Campesinos! album that sounds lean and pruned, indulgence shorn away and filler ruthlessly excised. Opener “By Your Hand” envisions death at the hand of a lover – a perfect tune for setting the album’s tone and theme into place – while songs like “Baby I Got The Death Rattle” and “Light Leaves, Dark Sees Pt. II” come from a raw, uncertain place that, in their confusion of emotions, feels more authentic than previous Los Campesinos! recordings. This is bolstered by the band’s own voices – singing together at least once one every song – as a unified message of hope, dismay and need. It’s a confessional feel that’s intensified in places by whispers of incidental sound – the rattle of rain, distant radio, the hiss of room microphones – and snatches of Dictaphone, captured by Gareth in a lonely or introspective moment. It’s an album whose very purpose and complexion changed dramatically when, on the eve of recording, the end of a relationship meant every word that had been penned before had to be rewritten. More heart-on-sleeve than ever before, Hello Sadness is Los Campesinos! at their very best.

Los Campesinos! are: Gareth Campesinos! (vocals), Tom Campesinos! (guitar), Neil Campesinos! (guitar), Kim Campesinos! (keyboard/vocals), Jason Campesinos! (drums), Rob Campesinos! (keyboard/guitar) and Ellen Campesinos! (bass).

Hello Sadness track listing: 1. By Your Hand 2. Songs About Your Girlfriend 3. Hello Sadness 4. Life Is A Long Time 5. Every Defeat A Divorce (Three Lions) 6. Hate For The Island 7. The Black Bird, The Dark Slope 8. To Tundra 9. Baby I Got The Death Rattle 10. Light Leaves, Dark Sees Pt. II

For more on Los Campesinos!, please contact:

Jen Appel // Joey Primero – 212-246-2640

jen@pressherepublicity.com // joey@pressherepublicity.com

Jen Appel *PRESS HERE* 138 West 25th St. 9th Floor New York, NY 10001 p. 212-246-2640 f. 212-582-6513 e. jen@pressherepublicity.com

Kasabian

KASABIAN

Velociraptor!

New Album Featuring the UK Smash Single ‘Days Are Forgotten’ to Debut Digitally on September 20th with a Physical Release to Follow on September 27th

“Rumbling, black cloud of techno intensity, probably the heaviest tune they’ve ever done, and might well be their best” --NME

The UK’s top rock act Kasabian is returning to American shores with the release of Velociraptor!. Made up of amplified vocals and stadium sized riffs, the music will quickly have Kasabian fans welcoming their return with this epic new album. An exclusive digital release of Velociraptor! will debut on September 20th (SONY UK) with the full physical album to follow on September 27th.

In support of their new album Kasabian will kick off their European tour this fall which will culminate with two nights at the O2 Arena in London on December 13th and 14th. These dates follow performances this summer at the Isle Wight Festival, the iTunes Music Festival and other notable European festivals. The band will head to the United States to tour in the upcoming year.

Recorded during late nights in the English countryside, Velociraptor! was influenced by a variety of musical acts from Elvis Presley to the Chemical Brothers and Led Zeppelin, resulting in the band’s best and most definitive album yet. The debut single “Days Are Forgotten" is an incendiary mix of spoken word, amplified vocals and stadium-sized riffs. Other standout tracks include “Switchblade Smile” with its synthesized beats and techno melodies and the dreamlike “Neon Noon.” "Switchblade Smiles" is currently available for stream/download at Kasabian's website www.kasabian.co.uk.

What the press are saying about Velociraptor!: “…[Kasabian] have just made a career-best record that’s completely devoid of filler…it’s the great record Kasabian have been threatening to make for some time”

MOJO “In crafting their best album to date, the Leicester quartet will almost certainly haunt the charts and the airwaves for many, many months to come”

Q “Four stars…Leicester’s psych-lad rockers shine on ambitious fourth”

Uncut Official Track Listing for Velociraptor!: 1. Let’s Roll Just Like We Used To 2. Days Are Forgotten 3. Goodbye Kiss 4. La F ée Verte 5. Velociraptor! 6. Acid Turkish Bath (Shelter From the Storm) 7. I Hear Voices 8. Re-wired 9. Man of Simple Pleasures 10. Switchblade Smiles 11. Neon Noon

Formed in 1999 in Leicestershire, England, Kasabian consists of Sergio Pizzorno (guitar), Tom Meighan (vocals), Chris Edwards (bassist) and Ian Matthews (drummer.) Having released three studio albums, Kasabian (2004), Empire (2006) and West Ryder Lunatic Asylum (2009), Kasabian has become one of Britain’s biggest rock bands, selling out stadiums and festival main stages across European. The band has won at the Q Awards, taking home Best Live Band and Best Album, The NME Awards, winning Best Live Band and Best Album and the MOJO Awards winning song of the year for ‘Fire’ in 2010.

For more information on Kasabian go to www.kasabian.co.uk.

Lanie Lane Announces Select US Dates! 7

LANIE LANE

ANNOUNCES SELECT U.S. DATES!

7”Single Out Now on Third Man Records!

Hot on the heels of the U.S. release of her Jack White produced 7” inch single on Third Man Records which includes the fuzz bass stomp of "Ain't Hungry" (fuzz bass handled expertly by White himself) and a wailing waltzing lament to withheld love, "My Man,” Australian songstress Lanie Lane (pronounced “Lanny”) has announced a run of select U.S. dates this Fall. The short tour, which will see Ms. Lane play New York, Los Angeles, and Boston, is a sneak peek at what is sure to be one of the hottest new talents of 2012. Be sure to catch Lanie Lane in these intimate venues while you can. Check out the video for “Ain’t Hungry” here.

Adding sass to the smoky, sultry sounds of a bygone era, Lanie Lane (pronounced “Lannie”) is an undeniable talent who draws on the past and plants it very firmly in the here and now. Imbued with the spirit of Muddy Waters, and channeling the grit of Billie Holiday, Lanie Lane wraps the sounds of a golden age around a voice that is as rich and warm as it is sweet. Cramming as much touring, recording and general musical activity as possible into the first few months of 2011, Lanie completed a national Australian tour throughout March supporting Justin Townes Earle and jumped on the big silver bird in May to play her very first shows in LA, New York and London to overwhelmingly enthusiastic crowds. Soon after she released the smoky single “What Do I Do” worldwide, and promptly hit the road with Fitz & The Tantrums as well as played a stirring set at the Splendour in the Grass festival.

After these select U.S. dates, Lanie Lane will return to Oz to put the finishing touches on her debut record, to be released in 2012.

Lanie Lane U.S. Tour Dates: September 27th Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub September 28th New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall October 4th Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint October 5th Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge

*To request music or tickets, reach out!*

Press Here 212.246.2640 Ashley Bryan / ashley@pressherepublicity.com

Rosi Golan and Family Records Team Up To Release Lead Balloon on Sept 27

Rosi Golan and Family Records are extremely excited to announce their partnership for the upcoming release of the gorgeous full length, Lead Balloon set to hit September 27. Family Records is a small but tenacious music company based in NYC, run by artists infected with the moon-headed notion that songs can improve the world. We agree wholeheartedly, the 12 stunning tracks that make up Lead Balloon have definitely brightened our world. Catch Rosi on tour now with Jason Reeves before she heads overseas to play select shows with Joshua Radin as well as Family Records band, Wakey!Wakey!.

Over the years Rosi Golan has worked to refine and hone her sound, collecting new elements and crafting her art in the places she finds herself. The Israeli-born songstress has made many stops in her travels and Lead Balloon perfectly captures the environment where Rosi brought each song to fruition – there is the bone-damp chill of London, the constant buzz of Brooklyn and the arid wind of Los Angeles. Produced by Tony Berg (Phantom Planet, Aimee Mann), the album moves fluidly between genres, containing songs steeped in Americana, clever pop currents running throughout, and thoughtful folk. Her unique talent for rich, dark melodies showcases a voice that not only draws you in, but still haunts you the next day.

Family Records President Wesley Verhoeve states “We're beyond thrilled to welcome Rosi to the Family. She has been a friend of the Family for years, a like-minded soul and a tremendously talented song writer with a golden voice. Her new album "Lead Balloon" is one of those rare records that undulates perfectly between all those thoughts and emotions that every person experiences as part of a relationship, and we can't wait to share it with our fans and the world at large. We're also excited to welcome Rosi's fan base into our Family of passionate music fans, and to be working with Rosi's manager David Margolis who has been a friend for years as well.”

The Drifter & The Gypsy, Rosi’s 2008 debut, generated several songs that were prominently featured on numerous television shows (including One Tree Hill and Private Practice) and in film (Dear John). On the strength of Drifter, Rosi embarked on a series of tours that saw her traipsing the globe before finally laying new roots down on the west coast where she began recording Lead Balloon.

Catch Rosi On Tour This Summer & Fall!

* With Jason Reeves

** Record release party & show with Ian Axel & The Spring Standards

# With Joseph Arthur

*8/24/11 @ Slowdown – Omaha, NE

*8/25/11 @ Augustana College – Rock Island, IL

*8/27/11 @ Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI

*8/28/11 @ Space – Evanston, IL

*8/30/11 @ Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN

*8/31/11 @ The Mill – Iowa City, IA

*9/1/11 @ State Historical Bldg – Des Moines, IA

*9/2/11 @ The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS

**9/6/11 @ Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

#9/22/11 @ Troubadour

SO and SO Announce Full Length ASAP and Premiere a Track With Us Weekly

Whether they’re conjuring dreamy pop harmonies or turning out soulful beats, Los Angeles based SO & SO is not your average troupe of ordinary indie pop musicians. With their debut album ASAP set to hit November 15th, SO & SO transcend traditional pop and undulate gracefully from trip-hop to rock and indie pop to electro-fusion. With the incredible award winning multi-platinum producers Rob Wells, Damon Sharpe and newcomer Justin Glasco on board, the California quintet comes together to exude propulsive energy that’s innovative, fresh and sonically all-their-own on this incredibly exciting upcoming release. The band has teamed up with Us Weekly & Ian in Your Ear to exclusively premiere a first listen of the incredibly catchy track, “What’s The Use”, listen to it here: http://bit.ly/rhuA7e.

SO & SO came to fruition when singer Amie Miriello (Dirtie Blonde) and guitarist Jay “Raisin” Dmuchowski (Dirtie Blonde) joined forces with producer Rob Wells at ATV in Canada to compose a songwriting trio and sell the tracks to other artists. However, after the first few tracks were cut they realized that they had stumbled onto something very special, a novel sound Amie describes as “sexy indie pop with real soul,” a sound they wanted to take on themselves. That batch of tunes would eventually become the inspiration for their upcoming full length, ASAP, but SO & SO weren’t quite complete just yet…

While playing a gig at LA’s Molly Malone’s, Amie stumbled upon Brandon Rogers a top 12 finalist on Season 6 of American Idol, and was immediately smitten by his effortless vocals. While Brandon was wholly focused on his solo career, he quickly recognized their special and electric vocal chemistry, accepting Amie’s offer to join SO & SO without hesitation. Drummer Adam Hanson and bassist Bana Haffar round out the band and fully connect the dots between pop palatability and dirty soul, a unique, one-of-a-kind dynamic heard throughout ASAP.

Their brilliant upcoming debut showcases a whirlwind of emotion juxtaposed with poignant poetic rumination. On “Heart Beats Slow” acoustic guitars growl into a powerful chorus, while “What’s the Use?” meanders from tripped-out electronic textures to a hand-clap fueled hook. At the heart of the music lies Amie’s entrancing croon, flares of Jay’s evocative guitar, and a dual backdrop of undeniable soul by drummer Adam and bassist Bana. Like icing on a cake, Brandon provides a decadent layer of rich, organic vocals.

Baaba Maal Announces Fall US Speaking Engagements Tales From The Sahel

This October, Baaba Maal will be coming to the US to headline a series of speaking dates moderated by renowned music journalist and author Chris Salewicz (The Sunday Times, the Independent, Bob Marley: The Untold Story). Baaba will discuss his personal experiences growing up in Africa and traveling the world, his views on issues facing Africa and the African diaspora, as well as other assorted issues of the day. During the course of the evening, Baaba will be playing some songs alongside multi-instrumentalist Jim Palmer and his longstanding percussionist Mamadou Sarr. This will be a unique and intimate event- an evening full of surprises.

One of the true stars to rise from the African continent, Senegalese master musician Baaba Maal has been making music for the world to enjoy for nearly two decades. Renowned for his fiery vocal performances and his musical fusion of western sounds with the traditional beats and melodies of West Africa, Baaba Maal has earned immense critical acclaim and has continually reinforced his role as a seminal artist in the world music arena. His work has also extended beyond music and into the realms of humanitarian spokesperson through his role as youth emissary for the United Nation's Development Program and his outspoken stances on HIV/AIDS in Africa, the growing role of women on the continent and his support of youth-based initiatives to help Africa move into the new millennium.

It’s been roughly one year since Baaba Maal toured the US in support of his latest album, Television, which CNN called “fearless and all-encompassing…fresh yet timeless.” This upcoming series of dates will give US audiences a different experience- the chance to hear Baaba's worldly insight and knowledge.

Announced Tales From The Sahel Dates:

Oct 5 Oakland, CA @ Yoshi’s

Oct 6 Oakland, CA @ Yoshi’s

Oct 7 Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre

Oct 8 Los Angeles, CA @ Univ of Southern California

Oct 9 San Diego, CA @ Anthology

Oct 11 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door

Oct 13 Denver, CO @ L2 Arts & Cultural Center

Oct 15 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center

Oct 16 Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music

Oct 17 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark

Oct 18 Nelsonville, OH @ Smart’s Opera House

Oct 19 Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere

Oct 21 New York, NY @ Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at PACE

Oct 22 Blue Bell, PA @ Science Center Theatre

Oct 23 Boston, MA @ ICA Theatre

MONA Annouces Fall Tour

MONA will be hitting the road this fall in support of their upcoming debut album release (ZionNoiz, Mercury). Recently dubbed the “breakthrough rock act we’ve been wishing, hoping and praying for” by the Huffington Post, the Nashville band will be performing with Funeral Party as well as opening for The Airborne Toxic Event on select dates. After kicking off at Austin City Limits Festival they will be making stops in cities across the country including performances at Atlanta’s Music Midtown, LA’s Roxy Theatre and a return to New York City for a show at Terminal 5. Tickets for dates with Funeral Party on sale now!

MONA made a splash in the UK with their first-ever single “Listen to Your Love” and have received an outpouring of praise from the likes of The New York Times, Spin and Rolling Stone. Their self-titled EP is available now on iTunes and Amazon. The band was voted MTV UK’s Brand New in 2011, included in the BBC Sounds of 2011 poll and made their US TV debut on Last Call with Carson Daly – check out their performance HERE http://theaudioperv.com/2011/04/30/mona-trouble-on-the-way-lean-into-the-fall-429-last-call/.

WATCH the official video for “Listen to Your Love” HEREhttp://www.youtube.com/monatheband#p/a/f/0/_YVY3JYgWHs

Fall Tour Dates In Full:

* co-headlining with The Funeral Party

^ opening for The Airborne Toxic Event

9/18- Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

9/23- Huntsville, AL @ Big Spring Jam

9/24- Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown

10/2- San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *

10/4- West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre *

10/5- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill *

10/8- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *

10/9- Seattle, WA @ The Tractor *

11/9- Chicago, IL @ The Riv ^

11/10- Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave ^

11/11- Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont ^

11/12- Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue ^

11/13- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ^

11/15- Toronto, ON @ Phoenix ^

11/18- New York, NY @ Terminal 5 ^

11/19- Boston, MA @ Orpheum ^

11/20- Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory ^

11/22- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^

11/23- Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore ^

11/29- Tampa, FL @ Ritz ^

11/30- Orlando, FL @ Beacham ^

SIGUR ROS announces the release of INNI

Sigur Rós will release Inni – the definitive Sigur Rós live experience – this November on XL Recordings. Inni is comprised of a double live album and seventy-five minute film of Sigur Rós’ last show before their well-documented “indefinite hiatus” at the end of 2008. Recorded and shot over two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace at the close of the world tour around their fifth full length album, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, Inni sees the band at the peak of their powers, captured on film for the first time as a core four-piece since they were joined by string section amiina at the start of the century. Directed by Vincent Morisset (Arcade Fire’s Miroir Noir), the film is set to debut at this year’s Venice Film Festival on September 3rd, 2011.

Inni is Sigur Rós' second live film following 2007's hugely-celebrated tour documentary Heima. Whereas that film positioned the enigmatic group in the context of their Icelandic homeland, providing geographical, social and historical perspectives on their otherworldly music, Inni focuses purely on the band's performance, and stands as a stark counterpoint to Heima’s kaleidoscopic richness. Where Heima was lush and colorfully expansive, Inni is spare and near-monochromatic in its tunnel vision. Filmed in a manner that invites both intimacy and claustrophobia, Inni cocoons the viewer in a one-on-one relationship with the band, eschewing the audience for closeness, depicting how it feels for both band and fan to experience Sigur Rós live.

The film’s elegance and atmosphere are enhanced by Morisset’s re-filming of the original digital footage on 16mm, which was then re-filmed again, sometimes through prisms and other found objects, allowing Inni to look and feel like something recovered from the past. Interspersed with this is archival footage drawn from the band’s previous decade, dating back as far as 1998. This juxtaposition gives viewers the full scope of Sigur Rós’ origins, evolution, originality and influence.

The live album Inni – a first for the band – is comprised of the full set from Alexandra Palace, played in order with just one omission, and clocks in at one-and-three-quarter hours. Recorded by Sigur Rós’ in-house studio engineer Birgir Jón Birgisson, Inni’s live audio recording is far and away the best way of replicating the full-force effect of standing in front of one of the world’s most extraordinary bands for an evening.

When taken in together, Inni’s film and live album give us an incredible account of one of the most celebrated and influential rock bands of recent years, showing where they’ve come from, where they’ve been, and like all things Sigur Rós, where it is they will be going next.

More details of how, when and where Inni will enter the world will be made available shortly. In the meantime, the trailer is available to watch now at www.sigur-Rós.co.uk.

MIDDLE CLASS RUT Announce Headlining Fall Tour

Sacramento-based rock duo, Middle Class Rut, have announced the dates of their fall headlining tour! Fresh off the heels of a month long run with the Vans Warped Tour, MC Rut will be joined by Lite Brite and Ume as they make their way across the country. They will be hitting Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Tucson and bouncing around Texas along their routing wrapping their tour at the famed Emo’s in Austin, so be sure to mark your calendars – full list of dates is below! Before kicking off their headlining run, you can catch Middle Class Rut at such festivals as the Buzz Beach Ball and Sonic Boom 2011 on August 19 and September 4, respectively, as well as at Pointfest on September 10. With a busy fall season ahead of them, MC Rut will also be playing as part of the heavy-hitting lineup at KROQ’s Epicenter 2011 on September 24.

Middle Class Rut are touring in support of their debut album, No Name No Color, which spawned the smash radio hit “New Low” reaching No. 5 at Alternative Radio. Having being named “2011 Artist to Watch” by MTV and scoring a coveted spot in USA Today’s “On the Verge” feature, Middle Class Rut are one of the most promising acts of the year. They recently wrapped up a European arena tour with Linkin Park and just completed their month long trek with the Vans Warped Tour.

MC Rut has been eagerly embraced by rock fans and the press for their stunning debut, which artfully blurs the line between heavy and melodic with raw, energized rock and roll. This band is no overnight sensation. The duo, Zack Lopez (vocals, guitar) and Sean Stockham (drums), have been playing together since they were teenagers. The pair records every song they write together almost immediately upon coming up with the idea in their rehearsal space, capturing the instantaneous spirit of a track while still in the moment. They've toured with a range of artists, including Linkin Park, Social Distortion, Alice in Chains, Them Crooked Vultures, The Bronx and ...Trail Of Dead and their track “Lifelong Dayshift” is featured on the exclusive GameStop release of the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack.

WATCH:

Video for “Busy Bein’ Born” at Alternative Press HERE

Behind the scenes video of “Hurricane” cover HERE

BUY:

Collector’s lyric book for No Name No Color HERE

“Hurricane” 10” HERE

Check in at www.MCRut.com for additional dates and other updates!

MIDDLE CLASS RUT TOUR DATES:

^ with Lite Brite & Ume

8/19/11 Kansas City, KS @ Livestrong Sporting Park (Buzz Beach Ball)

9/2/11 Redmond, WA @ Maymoor Park (107.7 The End – Summer Camp ’11)

9/4/11 Edmonton, Alberta, CA @ Edmonton Northlands Park (Sonic Boom 2011)

9/10/11 Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Pointfest)

9/11/11 Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt ^

9/12/11 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue ^

9/13/11 Mt. Clemens, MI @ Hayloft Liquor Stand ^

9/14/11 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ^

9/16/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club ^

9/17/11 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium ^

9/20/11 Spokane, WA @ The A Club ^

9/21/11 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory ^

9/22/11 Sparks, NV @ The Alley ^

9/23/11 Bakersfield, CA @ B Ryder’s ^

9/24/11 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (KROQ Epicenter)

9/25/11 Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Electronic Park (KFMA Fall Ball)

9/26/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad ^

9/28/11 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s ^

9/29/11 Dallas, TX @ Trees ^

9/30/11 Ft. Smith, AR @ Oklahoma State Fair

10/1/11 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar ^

10/2/11 Austin, TX @ Emo’s ^

DONORA Announce New Album Video Premiere Today on AOL Spinner

Jake Hanner met the future lead singer of the band Donora a few hours after she was born. He was disappointed she was a girl and cried. Eighteen years later, Jake got over it, and he and his sister Casey had their first practice as a band. Now the brother/sister team, alongside band mate Jake Churton, are releasing Boyfriends, Girlfriends, their infectious sophomore album that is poised to put the Pittsburgh trio on the musical map. Today the band has unveiled the video for first single, “The World Is Ours,” on AOL Spinner. Check out the clip here (http://www.spinner.com/2011/08/15/donora-the-world-is-ours-video/). Boyfriends, Girlfriends is set for release on September 27th on Rostrum Records.

You may recognize Casey Hanner’s soaring vocals from sync spots pulled from their 2008 self-titled debut album for multiple MTV shows or as the soundtrack to PostSecret’s Valentine’s Day viral video. With a buzzy debut album and a viral video of their own under their belts (see the awe-inspiring hoola-hoop clip for track “I Think I Like You” here) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKaFX_mQBhU, Donora returned to the family studio to write and record Boyfriends, Girlfriends. The Hanner siblings grew up in a music household, living over the recording studio that their father runs. Casey’s bedroom was directly above the control room, and she attributes her ability to sleep through anything to this fact. Jake grew up watching his father in the studio and happened to pick up a thing or two, which he lends brilliantly to the production of their sophomore album.

The band blends ‘80s slick-pop with ‘50s girl group bop, an alchemy that when layered under the band’s upbeat lyrics leads to an assured exuberance, a whimsy contained on the record that Casey likens to having a “Disney” effect. Jake Hanner plays drums, triggers samples from his octapad, and sings backup, and Casey sings and plays bar chords on an old black and white Silvertone.

Aptly named, Boyfriends, Girlfriends is threaded through with a welcome honesty, a hard stare at love and the mythology that surrounds it. First single “The World Is Ours” is a jangle-pop anthem, a point-counterpoint tune that chugs through the elation of love with Casey’s gauzy vocals, as Jake’s provide a shot of realism. “And Then The Girls” is the best song the ‘80s never produced, equal parts synth chilliness and dance-pop warmth, chronicling the predisposition that most have to wait on an idealized version of love. “Mancini’s Dance Hall” – based on the tales a local plumber has spun about his youth -- whirls open in sepia tones before turning into a full-on dance floor strut. Central to the album, and to the band’s sound, is the notion that things can be both serious and fun, upbeat and important.

Boyfriends, Girlfriends track listing:

1. The Story

2. Champion

3. The World Is Ours

4. Mancini’s Dance Hall

5. Boom Boom

6. The Untouchables

7. And Then The Girls

8. Can Can

9. If You See My Boyfriend

10. Happily Ever After

GOMEZ Announces Additional Fall Tour Dates

Gomez have added some exciting performance to their fall tour! They will be headlining KPRI’s first annual StreetBeat San Diego event on October 1 along with O.A.R. and will be making an appearance at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco on October 2. Pre-sale tickets for KPRI’s StreetBeat San Diego are available HERE http://www.gomeztheband.com/gigs/; Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is a FREE event!

After a whirlwind summer, seeing the release of their seventh studio album Whatever’s On Your Mind, and making appearances on the small screen on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Gomez will be touring in support of their latest effort throughout September and October. Along with the newly added dates, Gomez will be performing at Austin City Limits Music Festival and making stops at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, LA’s House of Blues and many more cities across the West coast. Full list of dates is below!

Serving as the follow-up to their acclaimed 2009 release, A New Tide, Whatever’s On Your Mind sees Gomez (Ben Ottewell, Tom Gray, Paul “Blackie” Blackburn, Ian Ball and Olly Peacock) pushing their limits in a way we have not yet heard. The band partnered up with longtime friend, Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet) to co-produce and sought out to feature other artist friends on the record, Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun, Sleepy Jackson) and Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, TV on the Radio, Iron and Wine). Whatever’s On Your Mind, finds Gomez driving forward on a beautifully lush and dynamic album. There is a fresh feeling of rebirth and awakening. One to raise a smile even from the naysayers. A broad grin from the rest of us.

WATCH Gomez perform their single “Options” on Letterman HERE http://www.rollingstone.com/videos/new-and-hot/gomez-options-on-letterman-20110714

WATCH the band’s performance on Leno HERE http://theaudioperv.com/2011/07/26/gomez-options-725-leno/

WATCH the official video of “Options” HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYApHEUCs8s

Gomez Fall Tour Dates in Full:

September 18 Austin City Limits Festival

September 20 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note

September 21 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

September 22 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

September 23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound

September 25 Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival

September 26 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

September 27 Seattle, WA @ Showbox

September 28 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

September 30 Saratoga, California @ Mountain Winery #

October 1 San Diego, CA @ KPRI’s StreetBeat San Diego

October 2 San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

October 4 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

October 5 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

# with DevotchkaGomez

Vanessa Carlton Joins Matt Nathanson on Fall Tour Appearances on Conan and CBS Saturday Morning This Week

Vanessa Carlton has announced that she will be joining Matt Nathanson on a coast-to-coast U.S. tour this fall. Kicking off on September 25th in New Orleans, LA, the tour comes on the heels of the release of Vanessa’s acclaimed new album, Rabbits on the Run, out now on Razor & Tie.

Tune in this week to get a preview of Vanessa’s live show with two television performances. On Wednesday, August 17th Vanessa will perform on Conan and on Saturday, August 20th she will take the stage on CBS Saturday Morning. Vanessa recently played her first single “Carousel” on The Today Show as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Praise for Rabbits on the Run:

“A lovely sort of melancholy magic.” - Entertainment Weekly

“Rabbits on the Run is Vanessa Carlton's career high water mark thus far, especially on the stunning "Hear the Bells" and "Dear California", a disarming love letter to the Golden State.” KCRW’s Chris Douridas

“Vanessa Carlton again demonstrates her knack for pensive, piano-driven pop on ‘Carousel’ from Rabbits on the Run.” –People

“Singer and pianist Ms. Carlton has long aspired to a different brand of pop stardom: less navel-baring ….and more melodramatic, heavily arranged pop symphonies.” -The New York Times

“Wistful, piano-led balladry, but there's a touch of darkness and complexity on display here that wasn't as apparent on her earlier hits…. she's certainly not just another sensitive girl with a piano….” - RollingStone.com

Rabbits on the Run is the most honest and uncompromised album Vanessa Carlton has recorded to date, revealing a striking departure and an exciting snapshot in the evolution of this exquisite storyteller and inventive musician. The album was recorded in the UK at Peter Gabriel’s world-renowned Real World Studios with producer Steve Osborne (U2, B-52’s, KT Tunstall, Doves). The album finds Vanessa returning to music-making its most organic form to create ten intimate, evocative songs, recorded directly to tape with her close-knit team of collaborators including Steve Osborne, Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket, and Ari Ingber of The Upwelling (all playing on the album). Partly inspired by two books, Richard Adams' Watership Down and Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, Rabbits on the Run is 10-song set of gorgeous, haunting melodies and finely-crafted stories, including the lush first single "Carousel,” the ambient and eerie “Hear the Bells” and the propulsive “London.”

Vanessa Carlton Fall 2011 Tour Dates w. Matt Nathanson:

9/25/2011 New Orleans, LA @ HOB

9/27/2011 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club

9/28/2011 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club

9/30/2011 New York, NY @ Terminal Five

10/1/2011 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

10/2/2011 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel

10/4/2011 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

10/6/2011 Toronto, ON @ Opera House

10/8/2011 Boston, MA @ HOB

10/10/2011 Indiana, PA @ Indiana University

10/11/2011 Columbus, OH @ Newport

10/12/2011 Detroit, MI @ Clutch Cargo's

10/14/2011 Madison, WI @ Capitol Theatre

10/15/2011 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

Parachute Announces Co Headlining Fall Tour with Kate Voegele

After recently teasing fans with the news of a handful of live dates planned for this Fall, Parachute has now announced a full co-headlining tour with Kate Voegele, which will include stops in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Chicago, Seattle and Austin. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

The announcement comes amidst Parachute’s U.S. summer tour with Goo Goo Dolls and a series of major TV performances including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno http://theaudioperv.com/2011/05/20/parachute-something-to-believe-in-519-leno/ and Jimmy Kimmel Live http://theaudioperv.com/2011/06/30/parachute-something-to-believe-in-629-kimmel/. The band’s new album The Way It Was (Mercury Records), which hit #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart and debuted in the Billboard Top 20, features the Top 15 smash hit “Something To Believe In” which was just added on Radio Disney. Follow-up single “Kiss Me Slowly,” co-written with Grammy-winners Lady Antebellum, is bound to pack just as much of a punch and has already hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Rock Songs Chart. Watch the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXqYw_II6Pc.

Prior to heading out on the road with Kate Voegele, Parachute is heading to New York City for Fashion’s Night Out on September 8th. The band will play a very special 5-song set that evening at the Kenneth Cole store in Soho (595 Broadway). The first-come-first-serve event, which will also feature an appearance from Kenneth Cole himself, is from 6-11pm EST. Cocktails and bar snacks will be served.

On September 17th, you can find Parachute in Chicago at the Chicagoland Speedway for an exclusive live performance following NASCAR’s Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola. The three-day weekend, which will also feature a set from Darius Rucker, kicks off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – a series of NASCAR Sprint Cup races in pursuit of the 2011 Championship.

So far it has been full steam ahead this year for Parachute. Aside from incredible chart debuts for The Way It Was, produced by John Fields (Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot, P!nk), a run of sold out June headlining dates and late-night TV performances, the band played the ESPYs Countdown Show prior to the 2011 ESPYs on ESPN.

www.weareparachute.com

NEON TREES To Open for DURAN DURAN This Fall

Neon Trees are proud to announce they will be supporting legendary British pop masters Duran Duran on their North American fall tour. The dates, which take them from coast to coast, begin in Everett, WA on September 23rd. With their ferocious live energy that has wowed audiences around the world, Neon Trees will be the perfect complement for Duran Duran’s pop excellence. The dates are below.

Prior to this, Neon Trees will be joining Panic At The Disco for a special show at NYC’s Central Park on September 1st, in addition to playing select radio shows throughout the country this month.

Says Neon Trees front man Tyler Glenn, “One of our big loves is taking us out on the road for their big return tour in the U.S.A. I am beside myself with excitement for this amazing opportunity. Duran Duran is a massive influence on Neon Trees, and we are so grateful they have asked us on this fall adventure!”

The dates (all dates with Duran Duran except where noted with an asterisk):

8/19/11 Kansas City, M O @ KRBZ Beach Ball *

8/25/11 Mayaguez, PR @ Howard Johnson Hotel Parking Lot *

8/30/11 Jackson. NJ @ Six Flags Great Adventure*

9/1/11 New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield (w/ Panic At The Disco)

9/2/11 Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park *

9/3/11 Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee*

9/11/11 Dana Point, CA @ Doheny State Park *

9/17/11 Clark, NJ @ Oak Ridge Park (w/Blondie)

9/23/11 Everett, WA @ Comcast Arena

9/24/11 Portland, OR @Theater of the Clouds at The Rose Garden

9/26/11 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *

9/27/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theater LA LIVE

9/29/11 Hayward, CA @Cal State Easy Bay *

9/30/11 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint

10/1/11 Valley Center, CA @ Harrah’s Rincon Pavilion

10/4/11 Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center

10/6/11 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre

10/7/11 Baton Rouge, LA @ TBA

10/8/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ X96 Show Gallivan Center *

10/10/11 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall

10/12/11 Hollywood, FL @ TBA

10/13/11 St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater

10/14/11 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater

10/16/11 Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall

10/17/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre

10/19/11 Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square Theatre

10/21/11 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater

10/22/11 Selinsgrove, PA @ Susquehanna University *

10/23/11 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre

10/25/11 New York, NY @ TBA

10/27/11 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

10/28/11 Boston, MA @ TBA

10/29/11 Madison, WI @ State Street *

Data Romance Makes Free Tracks Available via Bluetooth During Live Show

Electronic duo Data Romance is set to kick off their run of US tour dates this Thursday, August 11th in Indianapolis, IN. Playing the main stage at Skullcandy’s acclaimed ‘IDentity Festival’, the bill features electronic music’s best names: Rusko, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Pretty Lights, Holy Ghost, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and The Crystal Method.

Thanks to the brainchild of marketing expert Jason Hobbs, Data Romance is adding a cutting edge spin to the fest. The band and Street Quality Entertainment have partnered with a developer to bring fans at the ID Festival not just a unique experience on stage, but on their phones as well. The band will be utilizing Bluetooth technology to deliver exclusive tracks directly to smartphones during their set. No apps to download, no signups required, no strings attached. LED screens on stage will enable concertgoers to activate Bluetooth in order to receive the free songs, creating even more of a connection between the band and their fans.

In addition to free music, the band is also going to be giving away tickets to two lucky fans for each date they are on the tour. Please visit http://www.data-romance.com/idfestival to enter.

Official Tour Dates Are As Follows:

August 11th Indianapolis, IN? Verizon Music Center

August 12th Detroit, MI? DTE Energy Music Theater

August 13th Pittsburgh, PA? First Niagara Pavilion

August 14th Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

August 16th Charlotte, NC? Verizon Amphitheater

August 18th Washington, DC? Jiffy Lube Live

August 19th Philadelphia, PA? Susquehanna Bank Center

August 20th Boston, MA? Comcast Center

August 21st Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theater?

August 23rd Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

Neon Indian Customizes Mini Synth Unveils Track Listing and Debuts new song Polish Girl

Neon Indian wants you to hack this mini-synth! Alan has teamed up with Bleep Laps (http://bleeplabs.com/) to bring you a mini analog synthesizer. How, you ask? Alan, who had been a fan of Bleep Labs' noise makers, contacted them with the idea to come up with a new synth - the PAL198X - a version of their PicoPaso analog synthesizer with special modifications thought up by him and Dr. Bleep. Hear what it sounds like here: http://soundcloud.com/dr-bleep/pal198x

"We teamed up with our brethren homies in Austin, Bleep Labs, to proudly bring you the PAL 198X. It’s a triple triangle-wave oscillator noisemaking device with interchangeable controls for maximal sonic contortion. You can attach knobs, light-reactive photocells, and a variety of other devices for semi-modular capabilities. It can interact with a variety of objects around your house whether electronic in nature or not. It can even interact with your pet. It does not make the same sound twice. Basically, I want you to hack this fucking thing, " says Alan.

These Limited Edition synths will be made available to fans who purchase the 4th package of the newly announced pre-order bundle packs offered on www.neonindian.com.

The following packages are available:

1. CD: $12.98

2. 12" Vinyl: $18.98

3. CD + Tshirt: $28.99

4. 12" Vinyl + CD + Custom Synth + Tshirt + Autographed poster: $49.99

With the purchase of any of these packages - an instant gratification digital download of "Fallout" will be made available immediately as well as a digital download of the upcoming Neon Indian album Era Extraña (Static Tongues/Mom + Pop) on release date - 9/13.

In addition, Neon Indian has debuted a new single today “Polish Girl” exclusively on NPR today as well as the track listing for the upcoming album. “Polish Girl” will be available on iTunes August 4th. Facebook fans can also hear the stream of “Polish Girl” at http://www.facebook.com/neonindian

Track Listing:

1. Heart: Attack

2. Polish Girl

3. Blindside Kiss

4. Hex Girlfriend

5. Heart: Decay

6. Fall Out

7. Era Extraña

8. Halogen (I Could Be a Shadow)

9. Future Sick

10. Suns Irrupt

11. Heart: Release

OMD Announces North American Tour Dates

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, one of the UK’s most iconic bands, are returning to the U.S. and Canada for an extensive North American tour this fall. The 21-stop tour marks OMD’s highly anticipated return to the U.S. following their sold-out and highly praised spring run earlier this year. The Boston Globe declared “It may have been their first tour of the U.S. in 23 years, but OMD still sounded as remarkably fresh as they did at their mid-1980s peak,” and Newsday proclaimed “brilliance was on display.” Similarly, Yahoo affirms that their much-talked about SXSW performance “was truly the feel good show of the day.” In many cities, the excitement was so high that the concert had to be relocated to a larger venue to accommodate all the demand. The tour will feature the original OMD line up of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper (keyboards) and Malcolm Holmes (drums).

Kicking off September 16 in Miami, the outing brings the band to New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco and many more. In cities where they performed this spring, OMD will be playing a slightly different set of songs to keep the show fresh, but will still include all the hits and classic fan favorites.

OMD is touring in support of History of Modern, their first new album in 14 years. Released last fall via Bright Antenna/ILG, the album has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and continues to receive overwhelming praise. Interview Magazine calls it “a forward-thinking but nostalgic visit to OMD's synth-y past….they are as influential as the band's contemporaries—Numan, Depeche Mode, even Joy Division,” and the Los Angeles Times states “their updates of Kraftwerk's and Can's analog wrangling still sound like tomorrow.” OMD frontman Andy McCluskey has called it “our best album since Architecture and Morality” – and few would disagree. The album was self-produced by OMD and mixed by one of the UK’s most in demand producers Mike Crossey (Artic Monkeys/Blood Red Shoes/Razorlight).

It's nearly thirty years since OMD first harnessed their creative and commercial powers, and 2010’s return with History of Modern proves they still have a way with a warm melody and interesting lyric. For all their love of experimental German music, the Wirral duo remains at heart, slaves to the pop song. History of Modern is a powerful, pulsating, vibrant testament to their shared pop sensibility. The 13-song collection contains classic OMD songs that invoke their pioneering and influential electronic roots. Many of today’s electro artists such as LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Mark Ronson, The XX, MGMT and The Killers have repeatedly cited OMD as a massive inspiration. To view a selection of live performances by OMD: watch here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIeyI0JNpUw

DURAN DURAN Return To North America This Fall for Headlining Tour

Duran Duran are thrilled to announce their North American Fall tour, set to kick off September 23rd in Everett, WA at the Comcast Arena. After a brief run of intimate album release shows this past Spring, the band will return to this side of the pond for eagerly anticipated live dates behind their critically acclaimed 13th studio album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, produced by Mark Ronson and out on S-Curve Records. With performances from coast to coast that will include the Nokia Theater in LA and Tower Theatre in Philadelphia, the band will play their biggest hits and the incredible new songs that have inspired many to declare that Duran Duran are truly having a big moment in 2011.

With a brand new production that the band members have designed specifically for the North American run, these shows follow Duran Duran’s brilliantly reviewed live shows earlier in the year. American alternative pop-rockers Neon Trees will join the band as special guests on select dates.

Back in the UK, the Duran Duran rumor mill was recently running on high until the band confirmed that indeed they had reunited supermodels Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen, and Yasmin Le Bon for their “Girl Panic !” video, which superstar director JonasAkerlund recently shot in London in collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar and Swarovski Elements. Look out for the video coming this Fall.

One of the most celebrated albums of the band’s storied three-decade career, the nine-track digital-only version of ALL YOU NEED IS NOW hit #1 on the iTunes Albums Charts in 15 countries before the release of the 14-track LP earlier this year. Around the album’s release, Duran Duran – who have sold more than 80 million albums throughout their career – graced the cover of Paper Magazine and were all over America’s television screens with performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show(twice!), Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They also played a very special one-night-only show for the American Express: Unstaged series, streamed live and directed by iconic filmmakerDavid Lynch. But there’s nothing quite like experiencing a Duran Duran show for yourself, so now’s the time to grab your tickets and enjoy!

For a complete list of tour dates visit DURAN DURAN's page on our website! http://pressherenow.com/talent/artist/artist.aspx?aid=327

Feist reveals Metals album cover tour dates and a new vignette pow blammo

Another piece of the puzzle is in place.

Feist’s stunning third album Metals - the follow up to 2007’s international breakthrough The Reminder - will meet the world October 4.

Today, fans can view cover art as well as the third in a series of 12 video vignettes, which offer a glimpse into this intimate, transcendent record.

Further, tomorrow, August 3, fans can pre-order Metals as well as bundle the album in multiple formats with tickets for the first round of European and North American tour dates. All of that and more, exclusively at listentofeist.com.

TOUR DATES

OCT 15 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND / CARRE THEATRE

OCT 17 LONDON, UK / PALLADIUM

OCT 19 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM / CIRQUE ROYALE

OCT 22 BERLIN, GERMANY / TEMPODROM

OCT 29 PHILADELPHA, USA / WORLD CAFÉ LIVE 20TH ANNIVERSARY

NOV 02 BROOKLYN, USA / HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE

NOV 04 CHICAGO, USA / RIVIERA THEATRE

NOV 06 ATLANTA, USA / TABERNACLE

NOV 08 DALLAS, USA / MAJESTIC THEATRE

NOV 12 LOS ANGELES, USA / WILTERN THEATRE

NOV 14 SAN FRANCISCO, USA / WARFIELD THEATRE

NOV 16 PORTLAND, USA / ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

NOV 17 SEATTLE, USA / MOORE THEATRE

NOV 18 VANCOUVER, CANADA / PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

NOV 20 EDMONTON, CANADA / NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE

NOV 21 CALGARY, CANADA / JACK SINGER CONCERT HALL

DEC 01 TORONTO, CANADA / MASSEY HALL

DEC 03 MONTREAL, CANADA / METROPOLIS

DEC 05 OTTAWA, CANADA / NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

DEC 06 QUEBEC CITY, CANADA / GRAND THEATRE du QUEBEC

Time for Atlantas BALKANS to get in your face on Noisey

Time for Atlanta, GA’s fresh-faced four-piece the Balkans to get in-your-face on Noisey.com.. After lighting up the blogosphere with their scruffy high-energy garage punk, Noisey followed the band to Athens, GA and scored an exclusive interview that details the wild, occasionally bloody, life of underground music in the deep South. The video also includes footage from the band's incredibly high energy set at the 40 Watt Club. Post it - we give you the embed and it’s a gift to be used lightly.

Growing up with Black Lips and Deerhunter as their elders in the vibrant Georgia punk community, the Balkans formed in 2008. Since then, they’ve released a non-stop barrage of 7” singles through local labels. Balkans first official LP, self-titled and recently released through Double Phantom, makes an unrelenting first impression with knockout tracks like “Black Swan” and “Troubled and Done.”

WATCH: http://www.noisey.com/#!/feature/meet-balkans

Introducing Hindi Zahra DEBUT Album Out October 11 NAIVE RECORDS

Moroccan-born, Parisian-bred songstress Hindi Zahra will make her American debut with Handmade (Naïve), out digitally September 26 with a physical release available on October 11. After the album’s worldwide release in 2010, Handmade captured audiences with Hindi’s sultry yet delicate melodies, ultimately taking the Prix Constantin (France’s Mercury Prize) in 2010. Her music is part blues, part jazz, and a dash of gypsy, exhibiting the myriad of colorful influences of Hindi’s past and present.

The self-taught composer produced and arranged Handmade in its entirety. Music is the story of her life- a family affair. The story of a Berber girl born in Morocco, Hindi’s father was in the army and her mother a housewife, occasional actress and singer of village repute. Her uncles were musicians in the post-psychedelic Moroccan scene of the 60’s and 70’s. She grew up to the sounds of traditional Berber music, the blues of the great Malian Ali Farka Touré and desert rock’n’roll. All of this occurred before she set out across the Mediterranean to join her father in Paris, taking her first job at the Louvre.

While the art was influencing her imagination, she started to hone her musical chops doing backing vocals on hip-hop-flavored soul albums before embarking on her solo career. “I soon got fed up with the machines and loops, but what I took away from that experience was the understanding of what I really wanted to do.”

The album’s first single “Beautiful Tango” is a smoky ballad; a whistle-along melodic tribute to love. This transfixing album pays homage to her heritage with ballads like “Imik Si Mik” (Little by Little) and “Oursoul” (Bygones) in her native Berber tongue.

A chanteuse with a vibrant flare, Hindi’s sound is stripped down and warm, revealing her authenticity. “Set Me Free” sings like a hymn with an impromptu performance by Hindi’s mother using plastic bags as percussion. Hindi effortlessly channels elements of contemporaries such as Keren Ann and Nouvelle Vague, and established women before her such as Suzanne Vega and Madeline Peyroux, while staking her claim in today’s landscape with her thoroughly original touch.

Exhibiting the patina of maturity, this formidable new talent’s storytelling will appeal to a wide array of music fans. The album is a melding of soul and folk similar to the feel of when Les Nubians or Sade burst onto the scene. This time, Hindi carves out her own path as she shifts seamlessly from American folk, to Paris tradition to Moroccan soul. A versatile multi-instrumentalist, Hindi has crafted her own soundtrack of soul-folk-jazz ballads with south Moroccan roots, on the cusp of African culture.

Hindi will be touring the US for the first time this Fall in support of Handmade, with stops in cities across the country including Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and Chicago, culminating in performances at CMJ in NYC.

WATCH: Click here to see the video for album single, “Beautiful Tango”: http://www.youtube.com/HindiZahra

North American Fall Tour Dates:

9/30 Los Angeles, CA @ OohLaL.A. Festival

10/1 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

10/3 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

10/4 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door

10/5 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Theater

10/6 Calgary, ALB @ Iron Wood

10/7 Edmonton, ALB @ Haven Social Club

10/9 Winnipeg, MAN @ West End Cultural Center

10/10 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center

10/11 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

10/17 Toronto, ONT @ Drake

10/18 Montreal, PQ @ Corona Theater

10/21-10/23 New York, NY @ CMJ

John Lennon Songwriting Contest Announces Song of the Year Winner on Good Day New York

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest has announced the 2011 “Song of the Year” winner today LIVE on Good Day New York. This year’s winning songwriter is Eliza Callahan, who also won the Rock category. Callahan, a native New Yorker, took the stage to perform her winning song “Bridge Song,” after which she was surprised with a $20,000 check from Brian Rothschild, Executive Director of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Educational Tour Bus. Click here to see the Eliza’s performance as well as the surprise announcement.

The 16-year-old, who began playing the guitar at the age of 3 and is the youngest “Song of the Year” winner in the contest’s 15 year history, also won an Avid Prize Pack, a Mackie Mixer, a Pair of Mackie Studio Monitors, and a $250 Gift certificate to the Digital Media Academy. This year’s prizes distributed throughout the year total at over $250,000, the largest prize package to date. A full list of winners is below.

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. Brian Rothschild is the Executive Director and co-founder of the contest as well as the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a mobile recording studio and HD production facility that travels the country year round providing students with hands-on multimedia experiences. The judging panel is made up of accomplished performers and industry veterans including Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, The Veronicas, Natasha Bedingfield, Jesse Harris, Lamont Dozier, Matt Pinfield, Bob Weir, Ryan Shaw, The Bacon Brothers, and Ken Komisar. The contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories: Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk, and Children's.

2011 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Winners:

“Song of the Year” Grand Prize: Eliza Callahan, “Bridge Song”

Children's: Gerry Paul, "Hank The Wrestling Shark"

Country: David VonderBurg, "In A Mile"

Electronic: kontaktor, "Bocce Ball"

Folk: Mia Friedman, "Across The Water"

Gospel: Myla Smith, "Christmas Lights"

Hip-Hop: MC Psalmist, "First Love"

Jazz: Tony Lechner, "Mocha Maya"

Latin: Juan Aguirre, "Los Rios"

Pop: dbClifford, "New State Of Mind"

R&B: Brandon K. Knox, "Strange World"

Rock: Eliza Callahan, "Bridge Song"

World: Eric Hester and Lale Labuko, "Drawn From Water"

RELEASE THE SUNBIRD ZACH ROGUE Announces August Tour Dates

After releasing his stunning debut album Come Back To Us (Brushfire Records) under the moniker Release The Sunbird, Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave will be taking his new project out on tour this month. In addition to bringing the new songs to cities for the first time with Release The Sunbird, he will also be playing a very special set at this year’s Outside Lands Festival on August 12th. Release The Sunbird is a side project, but it’s not. Release The Sunbird a solo project, but it’s not. This musical departure showcases a whole new side of Rogue, and is a re-introduction to an artist you thought you already knew. Rogue, who has spent years on the road with his band Rogue Wave touring with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Feist, Spoon, Nada Surf, The Shins, Jack Johnson and many others, is one of independent music’s most reliable musical voices. Come Back To Us, which was recorded on a whim in Bloomington, Indiana, is sun-kissed, joyful and one the loveliest you will hear this year. Live, Zach and vocalist Kate Long deliver captivating performances that are magical and heart-wrenching. Their voices blend together perfectly while singing gorgeous melodies about love, loss, memory, and the deceptive simplicity of hope, as Zach strums along on his guitar. Be sure to catch these remarkable songs live. Dates are posted below!

Check out “Always Like The Son” live HERE. http://vimeo.com/25695088

Praise for Come Back To Us:

“There's not a harsh note in the music of Release the Sunbird …Come Back to Us … never feels like wallpaper: For all its summery brightness, it remains as sweet as springtime, while still revealing subtle shades of autumnal melancholy. “ – NPR

“…delivering low-key and soulful tracks that weave pleasant acoustic guitar melodies with soft percussion. It’s an album that takes Rogue away from the familiar efforts with Rogue Wave as it harbors eloquent and delicate melodies that pioneer a soft-spoken and delightful album. “ – CMJ

“Come Back to Us is an ideal record for lazy mornings, midnight drives (especially the kind with no particular destination), and maybe even a back yard barbeque. That is to say, its easy and intimate harmonies, sweet melodies, warm guitar tones, and often gently driving pace make this the perfect record for all of the moments when we’re reminded just how good life can be.” – KCRW “…showcases a particular mastery of contemplative folk through a sepia sun-soaked lens.”- Spinner

Tour Dates:

8/12/11 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands

8/24/11 St, Paul, MN @ Turf Club

8/25/11 Madison, WI @ East Side Club

8/27/11 Chicago, IL @ Schuba's Tavern

8/29/11 Arlington, Virginia @ IOTA Club & Cafe

8/30/11 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

Cerebral Ballzy and Vice Magazine Premiere Junky For Her Video

Cerebral Ballzy were born and raised in East New York’s grimy core but instead of crying about it, they scream their way through a sprawling mess of 80s-hardcore and punk rock on their self-titled release which hit July 26 via Adult Swim’s Williams Street Records. The band and director Vice Cooler (Peaches, Deerhoof) came together on July 4th weekend in Costa Mesa at the Volcom House to film the video for “Junky For Her” and the finished product is a gritty throwback to 70’s gore flicks complete with slumber parties, blood, vomit and some very, very, very angry girls.

Vice Cooler, excited about the video and the band said ““Cerebral Ballzy are the real deal. There isn’t much division between their music and real life. Whether they were showing up completely wasted or being distracted by everything around them—skateboards, girls, and even a gun that was in the house—they kept me on my toes the whole time. Needless to say me and the crew were not shocked when Honor actually blacked out during the last scenes of him. And those scenes were the most physical and violent.” Watch the video now at Vice Magazine!

Led by frontman Honor Titus and bassist Melvin Honore, Cerebral Ballzy works to restore something golden to New York’s punk rock history – balls. The bands self-titled debut features tracks like “Insufficient Fare” and “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” telling the story of broken homes and broken bones while capturing the teenage punks’ experience growing up in the Big Apple’s rotten center. Already dubbed “New York’s next great band” by the NME, Cerebral Ballzy have toured the UK and Europe twice, performing with Anthrax, Fucked Up and OFF! and the band continues its never-ending tour, jumping headfirst off every monitor and vomiting into every pit.

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER OF THE FIERY FURNACES Announces Fall Tour

After releasing her solo debut album, Last Summer, and hitting the road for select North American dates this summer, Eleanor Friedberger has announced the dates for her upcoming fall tour.

Friedberger, who is known for her work with the Chicago power-pop harmonie-musik duo The Fiery Furnaces, will be playing two nights in New York this August with Deerhunter, select west coast dates this September with The Kills, east coast dates this October with Wild Flag, and several headlining shows along the way. She will be playing songs off of her magnetic solo debut, Last Summer, which has been dazzling critics and fans alike, as well as some Furnaces’ classics with her live touring band. The album, which was just released on Merge Records, is a piece of bubbly pop magic, filled with Phil Spector harmonies, 60’s girl group shimmers, head-nodding funk, and more, all done with Eleanor’s unmistakable panache. Eleanor is a dynamic performer, maintaining her signature vocal phrasing and killer rock n’ roll moves while playing the guitar and exuding an utter charm. With over 10 years of experience under her belt touring with The Fiery Furnaces, you definitely do not want to miss out on Eleanor Friedberger live. Dates are below! Click HERE to purchase album.

Tour Dates:

With Deerhunter

8/22/11 Webster Hall New York, NY

8/23/11 Webster Hall New York, NY

With The KIlls

9/5/11 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC

9/7/11 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR – For MFNW (Musicfest NW)

9/9/11 Fox Theater Oakland, CA

9/10/11 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA

9/11/11 House of Blues San Diego, CA

With Wild Flag

10/14/11 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA

10/19/11 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA

10/20/11 Black Cat Washington, DC

10/21/11 Cat’s Craddle Carrboro, NC

10/22/11 40 Watt Club Athens, GA

10/24/11 Bottletree Birmingham, AL

10/26/11 Opened Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA

Headlining:

10/27/11 Proud Larry’s Oxford, MS

10/28/11 The Luminary Center for the Arts St. Louis, MO

10/29/11 Subterranean Chicago, IL

10/30/11 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH

Rosi Golan The Wild Honey Pie Team Up To Make Video Magic Offer Free Downloads

Rosi Golan and The Wild Honey Pie got together earlier this month to make video magic with two of the stunning new tracks for Rosi’s upcoming release, Lead Balloon (Aug 30). Rosi’s incredible songs and flawless vocals paired gorgeously with the umbrella tree created just-for-her in Williamsburg’s McCarren Park by The Wild Honey Pie to offer fans a first listen of two new tracks in dazzling live videos. As an added bonus for this Buzzsession, the live version of both of the tracks she performed, “Paper Tiger” and “Flicker” are available as downloads (http://www.thewildhoneypie.com/rosigolansession/).

Rosi's stunning sophomore effort Lead Balloon perfectly showcases the Israeli singer’s penchant for incredibly rich melodies that not only draw you in, but haunt you the next day. Produced by Tony Berg (Phantom Planet, Aimee Mann), the album moves fluidly across genres, containing songs steeped in Americana, clever pop currents running throughout, and thoughtful folk. Written over the past two years during breaks from touring, Lead Balloon perfectly captures the environment where Rosi brought each song to fruition – from the bone-damp chill of London and the constant buzz of Brooklyn to the arid wind of Los Angeles.

Later this summer, Rosi will head out on the road with Jason Reeves to blow away audiences nationwide with her gorgeous live show in support of Lead Balloon.

Catch Rosi On Tour This Summer With Jason Reeves:

8/21/11 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, TN

8/22/11 Old Rock House St Louis, MO

8/24/11 Slowdown Omaha, NE

8/25/11 Augustana College Rock Island, IL

8/27/11 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI

8/28/11 Space Evanston, IL

8/30/11 Fine Line Music Café Minneapolis, MN

8/31/11 The Mill Iowa City, IA

9/1/11 State Historical Bldg Des Moines, IA

9/2/11 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS

TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2011 LINEUP

No one throws a birthday bash quite like the people behind the Treasure Island Music Festival: in honor of the festival’s fifth birthday, festival producers Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment are proud to announce the 2011 lineup for what is undoubtedly one of the most incredible, unique music experiences of the year. Saturday will be headlined by Empire of the Sun, while Sunday will be headlined by Death Cab For Cutie; the lineup will be rounded out by the likes of Cut Copy, Explosions in the Sky, Beach House (in one of their only live shows of 2011!), Death From Above 1979, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Chromeo, The Hold Steady, Dizzee Rascal (making a very rare Stateside appearance!) Flying Lotus, St. Vincent and many more. (See full list below)

Two Day Early Bird tickets will go on-sale with limited availability at a very special price of $99.00 on Wednesday, July 27th at 10am PST / 1pm EST via the Treasure Island website: http://www.treasureislandfestival.com. Once they are gone, Two Day Advance tickets ($115.00) will be available, followed by Two Day Regular tickets ($125.00) once the Advance tickets have sold out. Two Day VIP tickets ($219.00) will also be available on this day, in addition to Two Day Parking Passes ($50.00), which will be available a la carte for the first time.

Single Day VIP tickets ($119.50) and Single Day General Admission tickets ($69.50) will be made available on Friday, July 29th at 1pm EST / 10am PST. Single Day Parking Passes ($25.00) will also go on-sale on this day.

Selected for its stunning, picturesque views, Treasure Island lays just off the coast of Yerba Buena Island in the San Francisco Bay. When the festival of the same name began in 2007, it quickly became one of the premiere music events of the fall concert season thanks to its consistently fresh and exciting lineups – in its five years, Treasure Island Music Festival has never repeated an act, providing a completely new sonic experience each year. Last year, a sellout crowd (for the second year in a row!) descended on the decommissioned naval base to see headliners LCD Soundsystem and Belle & Sebastian; by splitting each day into genre-specific artists – the first day features dance/electronic artists, while the second features indie rock bands – the festival has previously hosted a wide range of acclaimed artists since its inception, including MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Vampire Weekend, M.I.A., Modest Mouse, The Raconteurs, Justice, Spoon, Thievery Corporation, Girl Talk, The Decemberists and many more.

In addition to providing music lovers with the coolest artists and an incredible setting, Treasure Island Music Festival ensures that attendees never miss a note of music. With two stages that alternate between bands, rather than having them play simultaneously, concert-goers have the chance to literally hear every note of every artist for the entire weekend.

For its fifth anniversary, Treasure Island Music Festival will be pulling out all the stops! Watch this space for more…

Full Confirmed Lineup

Saturday, October 15th

Empire of the Sun Cut Copy Death From Above 1979 Chromeo Dizzee Rascal Flying Lotus Buraka Som Sistema Battles The Naked & Famous YACHT Shabazz Palaces Aloe Blacc Geographer

Sunday, October 16th

Death Cab For Cutie Explosions in the Sky Beach House The Hold Steady Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Friendly Fires St. Vincent The Head and The Heart Wild Beasts Warpaint The Antlers Thee Oh Sees Weekend

DARYL HALL Releases New Solo Album Laughing Down Crying Sept 27

Legendary singer-songwriter Daryl Hall is set to release his fifth solo studio album, Laughing Down Crying, on September 27th (Verve Forecast). With his iconic soulful vocals, Hall’s newest collection feels fresh and current while still maintaining his signature style and songwriting prowess. Hall was joined in the studio by co-producers Greg Bieck (Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, Ricky Martin) and Paul Pesco on the making of this album. Powerhouse producer, the late T-Bone Wolk (Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Elvis Costello), lent his expertise on stand-out tracks “Lifetime of Love”, “Wrong Side of History” and “Problem With You.” This album serves as the last project they worked on together after a prolific 30 year relationship.

While Daryl Hall is an adored staple in America’s music scene for his work in Daryl Hall and John Oates and his already illustrious solo career, he has recently been making waves as a “tastemaker” for up and coming talent as music host and Executive Producer of his smash hit web television series, Live From Daryl’s House. He has been giving artists like Fitz and the Tantrums and Company of Thieves a chance to perform to national audiences, often for the first time. On the program, which won the 2010 WEBBY Award in the Variety category, Hall seeks out new and breaking talent and invites them to his home in Millerton, NY. One of the most unlikely collaborations that stemmed from his show was his pairing up with electro-funk duo Chromeo for a standout performance at Bonnaroo in 2010. Since its inception in late 2007, Live From Daryl’s House has since gained national distribution and will be airing in syndication beginning September 24th, 2011. www.LiveFromDarylsHouse.com

Daryl Hall is the co-founder and lead singer of the “rock and soul” duo Daryl Hall and John Oates . The pair is recognized as the “Number One Selling Duo” in music history by the Recording Industry Association of America, a title they still hold today. Hall, an inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, penned six songs that reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts including such classics as “Rich Girl” and “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” and another five tunes that registered in the Top 10. Hall’s solo career began in the ‘70s and he has released a handful of critically acclaimed albums in that time; Sacred Songs in 1980, Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine in 1986 which spawned the No. 5 Billboard chart hit “Dreamtime”, Soul Alone in 1993 and Can’t Stop Dreaming in 1996.

With such an incredible legacy behind him and an exciting platform from which to move forward, the future is limitless for Daryl Hall. There are many new artists, some of whom he has championed on his show, who would attribute their work to the influence of the iconic songwriting and melodies that have solidified Hall as one of the most important artists in musical history. Laughing Down Crying will surely hit home with all of his loyal fans who have been waiting over a decade for his next solo effort.

Full track listing:

1. Laughing Down Crying

2. Talking to Myself

3. Lifetime of Love

4. Eyes for You

5. Save Me

6. Message to Ya

7. Wrong Side of History

8. Get Out of the Way

9. Crash and Burn

10. Problem With You

SHABAZZ PALACES on Noisey

With the release of Black Up last month, Shabazz Palaces have made major strides in shifting the paradigms of contemporary hip-hop towards previously unimagined grounds. Noisey.com caught up with the reclusive duo to discuss their roots in the Seattle music scene, and their alignment with SubPop Records for their first full-length release: the critically lauded Black Up. The footage here not only includes the candid interview, but exclusive clips from the band's high energy set at Seattle's Neumo's venue giving fans insight into Shabazz's creative flow, but a rare glimpse at what it's like to see the band explode on stage. Let us know if you want any follow-up on what the hell this band is up to cuz it’s big big big bright bold and bombastic shit

WU LYF Announce North American Tour

Before every volcanic eruption comes a low, steady rumble. WU LYF’s trans-Atlantic buzz detonated Stateside this past week as they played three intensely energetic sold-out shows in New York City and Los Angeles. The Manchester, England 4-piece are now pleased to announce a full run of North American dates, kicking off in Philadelphia on November 5th. Audiences should expect a force-field of sound filled to the brim with WU LYF’s signature uncompromising Heavy Pop. Please visit www.WULYF.org for more info.

WU LYF’s debut album, Go Tell Fire To The Mountain, is set for physical release on September 6th on the band’s own imprint L Y F Recordings and is currently available via digital retailers. After sequestering themselves away inside a disused church WU LYF began creating the tracks which make up Go Tell Fire To The Mountain. During the recording period their self-produced videos - posted on their fledgling web site - attracted the immediate attention of British music fans and the UK media while a series of euphoric live performances quickly earned them a reputation as the most exciting new band in Britain. WU LYF are surrounded by a group of friends and like-minded souls who make videos, create art, take photos and make up the L Y F (Lucifer Youth Foundation).

Praise for WU LYF Live:

"...their stirring debut record, Go Tell Fire to the Mountain (out now digitally), which marries the chest-thumping hollering of singer-keyboardist Ellery "Elle Jaie" Roberts with post-punk guitars in an anthemic brew. It was a winning combination Friday night at a sold-out Mercury Lounge in New York City.” - Spin

“Those sweaty, inspired Mancs brought down the house once again last Friday night. The insanity of the heat wave outside brought out their beast within….It's those in the know who see that these guys have a fire in their heart and an album of songs that displays their intensity and passion.” – Music Snobbery

WU LYF on tour in November 2011:

5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur – Making Time

6 – Washington, DC@ Rock N Roll Hotel

8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10 – Boston, MA @ Middle East

11- Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore

12 – Toronto, ON @Horseshoe Tavern

14 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

15 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

18 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl

19 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour

ERIKA SPRING of AU REVOIR SIMONE Releases First Solo Material with Violens

Friendly Fire Recordings is proud to announce the August 2 release of a split 7" featuring good friends and NYC buzz bands Violens and Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone).

Erika Spring Forster began writing music as part of a multimedia project in her schooldays. After graduating and moving to New York, she soon found herself performing with local outfit Dirty On Purpose. It was then that she discovered her affinity for keyboards, collecting an assortment and putting them to use composing original material. Before long she was collaborating on songs after work with a couple of similarly synth-minded girlfriends, eventually forming officially as the band Au Revoir Simone.

Over the next seven years they would enjoy success, writing and recording three albums and touring extensively. In 2010 the group was put on hold so that members could focus on continuing education and starting a family. Erika took the opportunity to explore some more personal musical territory.

Setting out on her own, she has taken elements of her band’s sound and spun them into her own brand of bittersweet sun-bleached pop. Breathing her vocals over mesmerizing keyboard phrases, she produces an effect that approaches the supernatural, with tough, stern beats lending gravity to the otherwise hazy, delirious songs. The music conjures scenes of blustery romance amidst the dunes, of love as a mirage, of softly raising the dead.

Backed by Jorge Elbrecht of Violens on drums and Will Berman on bass, Erika fills out her sound. Under Elbrecht’s guidance as producer, she experimented with effects and instrumentation, recording a handful of tracks at his Greenpoint home studio in early 2011.v

Lead single “6 More Weeks”, her contribution to a split 7” with Violens (whose own song "It Couldn't Be Perceived" is a scorcher in its own right), features rolling toms and hovering layers of synths in a song of starless, tropical surrender.

LYKKE LI Announces Fall Tour and Tonight Show Appearance

After a sold out headlining North American tour this past May, Sweden’s Lykke Li will be returning to the States for four special shows this August, in addition to announcing the dates for her upcoming fall tour.

Lykke Li will be playing at Central Park’s SummerStage in New York on August 1st, followed by a stop at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on August 3rd, the House of Blues in Chicago on August 5th, and her only U.S. festival appearance at this year’s Lollapalooza on August 6th. She will be performing songs off of her critically-acclaimed sophomore release, Wounded Rhymes, which was released earlier this year and is already being called one of 2011’s best albums.

If you can’t catch Lykke Li live this time around, be sure to tune in to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on August 4th where she will be performing the organ-driven “Youth Knows No Pain.” This hazy, 60’s-inspired tune is filled with pounding voodoo drums, girl-gang vocals and features Lykke Li’s voice sounding bigger and bolder than ever before.

The 11-date fall tour will be one of Lykke Li’s biggest North American tours to date, allowing fans that missed out on her live this past spring to finally experience her incredible presence in the flesh. As she has proven many times over, her live show is absolutely not to be missed. The dates are:

8/1/11 New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage (with Timber Timbre)

8/3/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre (with Best Coast and Fool’s Gold)

8/5/11 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (with Foster The People)

8/6/11 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

11/5/11 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival

11/7/11 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater *

11/9/11 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *

11/11/11 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater *

11/13/11 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

11/14/11 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater *

11/15/11 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *

11/17/11 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater *

11/19/11 Ashville, NC @ Orange Peel *

11/20/11 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater *

11/21/11 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s *

*with First Aid Kit

Neon Indian Announces New Album and Fall Tour Dates

Neon Indian is the brainchild of Alan Palomo, who's 2009 debut record Psychic Chasms not only earned the 20 year-old a spot on numerous year-end lists, but assisted the forming of a genre that, though known by a few names now (hypnagogic pop, glo-fi, chillwave), summoned a very unique and specific electro-mangled sound. Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and SPIN all praised Palomo for his adventurous new sound, and he was tapped to perform at top festivals like South by Southwest, Bonnaroo, and Sasquatch and also scored opening slots for bands ranging from Massive Attack and The Flaming Lips to Phoenix and Chromeo.

After nearly two years on the road off the success of his debut, Palomo returns this fall with his proper follow-up LP, Era Extraña. This time around, we see a darker shaded sound document that tosses somewhere between an 8-bit shoegaze record and peering through the fence of a teenage apocalypse drive-in flick.

Written and recorded last winter in an efficiency apartment in Helsinki, Finland during its short solstice days, Era Extraña was ice sculpted from arpeggiated synth-scapes and scribbled journal entries made during his stint there alone in constant solitude. "It's the closest you can get to feeling like you're at the edge of the earth," he says. "And there were moments where I lost sight of what I was really there to do."

The sample-happy stylings of his previous efforts have been traded in for acid-stained commodore 64 jams (See 'Polish Girl, 'Future Sick') and bit-pulped guitar sludge ballads (see 'Hex Girlfriend', 'The Blindside Kiss'). All throughout, the undulating moods of the record are guided by a haunted three-part instrumental titled Heart: Attack, Heart: Decay, and Heart: Release. Once completed, the layers were then thawed and reassembled by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT), who mixed the album and did additional production with Palomo at his upstate Tarbox Studios. The album sessions there were briefly taken on a scenic detour by a drop-in four-song EP collaboration with The Flaming Lips which was released earlier this year. The album's Spanish title plays with the loose-hinges of the word extraña, which not only directly translates into 'strange', but also means to 'command the act of longing'. These themes of feeling an eerie absence in new strange times are explored throughout the album as a whole in his teenage ethos peppered lyrical musings in an end-days obsessed climate. Many of this is inspired by an ongoing love affair with the notion of what cyberpunk means in a year like 2011. The feeling can best be described in a recent interview where he noted, "We're now living in the era mysticized by a lot of future-geared 70s and 80s cinema, but it's definitely not quite how they imagined it."

Era Extraña is slated for a September 13th release on Palomo's own Static Tongues imprint in conjunction with Mom and Pop Records in North America, Transgressive Records in the United Kingdom and Europe, Pop Frenzy/Inertia in Australia and Big Nothing Records in Japan.

PRESS MATERIALS CAN BE ACCESSED HERE – http://ge.tt/8P8dM46

Watch!! ….HEART : DECAY :Part two of the haunted three-part instrumental which runs throughout

THE ETTES Release NEW Single Excuse

The Ettes have released lead single “Excuse” from the band’s fourth studio album Wicked Will (Krian Music Group/Fond Object), out August 2nd. Stream and embed the new song here...http://soundcloud.com/press-here-1/the-ettes-excuse, which is out now exclusively on iTunes. Combining fuzzy bass and searing guitars, a tell-it-like-it-is chorus and a 60s-girl-group flare, “Excuse” is the perfect introduction to an album oozing with sassy defiance and the Ettes’ one-of-a-kind rock ‘n’ roll mystique. “Excuse” has already grabbed the attention of radio programmers around the country ahead of the official radio impact date, with both KROQ and specialty radio giving the song early spins.

On August 2nd, Sympathy For The Record Industry will come out of a four-year retirement to release the limited edition vinyl of Wicked Will, produced by Liam Watson (The Kills, White Stripes). Additionally, there will be three limited edition 7” singles for the album’s closing track “The Worst There Is.” Each of the three 7” will feature cover art of each band member, with their b-side of choice. Coco Hames’ b-side is “Randy Scouse Git,” a Monkees cover. Poni Silver chose “Eat The Night,” the first song that The Ettes ever wrote and recorded, and Jem Cohen’s b-side is “Colours” by Donovan.

The Ettes are set to kick off their U.S. summer tour with two special NYC album release shows on August 2 at Mercury Lounge and August 3rd at Knitting Factory. If you can’t make these shows, tune in to Livestream on August 3rd to catch the show live from the Knitting Factory!

The Ettes U.S. Summer Tour Dates:

*w/Heavy Cream

+w/Hans Condor

August 2 New York, NY Mercury Lounge *+

August 3 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory *+

August 4 Boston, MA TT The Bear *+

August 5 Southampton, NY Escape To New York Festival

August 6 Philadelphia, PA M Room *+

August 9 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom *+

August 10 Chicago, IL Schubas *+

August 11 Detroit, MI Fucking Awesome Festival *+

August 12 Milwaukee, WI Club Garibaldi's *+

August 13 Lawrence, KS Replay *+

August 14 Denver, CO The Summit - Base Camp *+

August 15 Gunnison, CO Gunnison Brewery *+

August 17 Boise, ID Neurolux +

August 18 Spokane, WA A Club +

August 19 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern +

August 21 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge +

August23 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop +

August 24 Bakersfield, CA KRAB Concert Series at California State University at Bakersfield (headlining)

August25 Los Angeles, CA Echo +

August26 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet's +

August27 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar +

August28 Tuscon, AZ Club Congress +

August 30 Austin, TX Emo's +

September 1 Atlanta, GA The Earl +

September 2 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle +

September 3 Washington, DC Black Cat +

September 4 Long Beach, NY Quicksilver Pro NY Music Festival

Bright Eyes Add West Coast Dates in September!

Last week, when Bright Eyes announced new fall tour dates, folks on the west coast may have noticed the gaping hole in their territory! Fear not, Bright Eyes will go west in late September with support from Kurt Vile and The Violators and Warpaint, who are each set to join the band on select dates. The West Coast leg begins September 19th in Albuquerque, and includes a stop at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This will be the band's first Los Angeles show since they headlined the Hollywood Bowl in 2007.

Check out the Lance Acord directed video for single “Jejune Stars” HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sni54pm08lg

Mon-Sep-19 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre

Wed-Sep-21 San Diego, CA SOMA

Fri-Sep-23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Sat-Sep-24 Las Vegas, NV The Boulevard Pool @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Sun-Sep-25 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

Mon-Sep-26 Reno, NV Knitting Factory

Wed-Sep-28 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre

Matt Nathanson Announces Fall Headlining Tour

Hot on the heels of his highest album chart debut to date, Matt Nathanson has announced the All Night Noise Tour, his fall headlining tour set to kick off on September 25th in New Orleans, LA. The headlining dates will immediately follow Matt’s cross country tour with Maroon 5 and Train, which starts on August 27th. Prior to his fall tour plans, Matt will be performing his hit single “Faster” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, August 1st and a live performance on Fox News’ Fox & Friends morning show on Friday, August 5th! Click here... http://mattnathanson.com/2011/06/official-music-video-for-faster/ to check out the video for “Faster”.

Matt’s latest album, Modern Love, was released on June 21st via Vanguard Records and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, Matt’s highest chart placement to date. His first single “Faster” has spent the summer climbing the radio charts, and is currently #21 at Hot AC, # 48 at Top 40 and reached Top 5 at Triple A.

Modern Love comes on the heels of 2007’s break-out success Some Mad Hope, which catapulted the San Francisco-based Nathanson from darling of the touring circuit with a devoted cult following to a bonafide hit maker and one of the premiere songwriters on the music scene today. Known for his legendary live shows that are both wildly funny and emotionally provocative, Nathanson took a year off the road to record Modern Love – the first break he has taken from touring in his 15 year career. The success of Some Mad Hope and “Come On Get Higher” gave Nathanson a sense of accomplishment and confidence that allowed him to take a new approach to Modern Love, taking bigger risks and diving deeper into his vast array of musical influences. From the “Depeche Mode groove” in “Mercy (Less Drowning, More Land)” to the ecstatic opening track and first single “Faster,” to the soaring “Run,” which features Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, Modern Love is a luminous and bold departure that translates brilliantly to the live stage.

www.mattnathanson.com

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Matt Nathanson Tour Dates:

8/25 Agawam, MA @ Six Flags New England

8/26 State College, PA @ Penn State University

Fall Headlining Tour:

9/25 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

9/27 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

9/30 New York, NY @ Terminal Five

10/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

10/2 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel

10/4 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

10/6 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

10/8 Boston, MA @ House of Blues

10/11 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/12 Detroit, MI @ The Crofoot

10/14 Madison, WI @ The Capitol Theatre

10/15 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

10/18 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

10/20 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

10/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound

10/22 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

10/23 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

10/25 Vancouver, BC @ Venue OR Commodore

10/28 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

10/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern

10/30 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/31 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee

11/2 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa

11/4 Birmingham, AL @ The Backroom @ Workplay

11/5 Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom

The Creators Project Announces New York Event Featuring Karen O Psycho Opera

The Creators Project, a global cultural and technology initiative by Vice and Intel Corporation, returns to New York this October to host a freakishly over-the-top week-long extravaganza featuring original Studio works and performances by scores of leading artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers.

Following last year’s launch in New York, The Creators Project’s return will feature a Karen 0 psycho-opera, an assault on the tragic joys of youth. Directed by Adam Rapp, the work will be produced by The Studio, a multimillion-dollar global studio launched this year by The Creators Project that produces and distributes works from artists representing a cross-section of creative disciplines.

The New York event will be anchored by a series of original Studio works from The Creators Project which have spent the last year traveling the world and will have been showcased at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and at events in Lyon, Paris, Sao Paolo, Seoul and Beijing.

Earlier this year, The Creators Project radically reinvented Coachella where it was the festival’s first-ever creative partner, collaborating with Arcade Fire, Interpol and Animal Collective, and redesigning the festival’s Main Stage.

The Creators Project launched in 2010 to support leading and emerging artists that are pushing the boundaries of creative expression through technology. Last year’s global launch in New York featured performances and works by MIA, Interpol, Mark Ronson, Die Antwoord, Spike Jonze, Nick Zinner, Radical Friend, Sleigh Bells and others.

The Creators Project kicked off its international event series this year in Paris on June 9at La Gaite Lyrique where it held a series of multimedia installations, screenings, panel discussions and live musical performances. It will move to Sao Paolo, Seoul and Beijing before traveling to New York.

INTRODUCING SO AND SO

Whether they’re conjuring dreamy pop harmonies or turning out soulful beats, Los Angeles based SO & SO is not your average troupe of ordinary indie pop musicians. With their debut self titled EP dropping July 26th and full-length album ASAP slated for release in Fall 2011, SO & SO transcend traditional pop and undulate gracefully from trip-hop to rock and indie pop to electro-fusion. With the incredible award winning multi-platinum producer Rob Wells (Mika, Cyndi Lauper, Stereos) on board, the California quintet comes together to exude propulsive energy that’s innovative, fresh and sonically all-their-own on this perfect introduction to what SO & SO are all about.

SO & SO came to fruition when singer Amie Miriello (Dirtie Blonde) and guitarist Jay “Raisin” Dmuchowski (Dirtie Blonde) joined forces with producer Rob Wells at ATV in Canada to compose a songwriting trio and sell the tracks to other artists. However, after the first few tracks were cut they realized that they had stumbled onto something very special, a novel sound Amie describes as “sexy indie pop with real soul,” a sound they wanted to take on themselves. That batch of tunes would eventually become the inspiration for their upcoming full length, ASAP (fall), but SO & SO weren’t quite complete just yet…

While playing a gig at LA’s Molly Malone’s, Amie stumbled upon Brandon Rogers a top 12 finalist on Season 6 of American Idol, and was immediately smitten by his effortless vocals. While Brandon was wholly focused on his solo career, he quickly recognized their special and electric vocal chemistry, accepting Amie’s offer to join SO & SO without hesitation. Drummer Adam Hanson and bassist Bana Haffar round out the band and fully connect the dots between pop palatability and dirty soul, a unique, one-of-a-kind dynamic heard throughout ASAP as well as SO & SO’s self-titled EP.

Their brilliant upcoming EP showcases a whirlwind of emotion juxtaposed with poignant poetic rumination. On “Heart Beats Slow” acoustic guitars growl into a powerful chorus, while “What’s the Use?” meanders from tripped-out electronic textures to a hand-clap fueled hook. At the heart of the music lies Amie’s entrancing croon, flares of Jay’s evocative guitar, and a dual backdrop of undeniable soul by drummer Adam and bassist Bana. Like icing on a cake, Brandon provides a decadent layer of rich, organic vocals.

INTRODUCING EXITMUSIC

New York City duo Exitmusic – comprised of Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church – will release their first EP on seminal independent label Secretly Canadian this fall. The four song collection, entitled From Silence, will hit stores on October 4th.

Church and Palladino started writing together several years ago, when Church, originally from Winnipeg, moved to New York following a year teaching English in Taiwan and India. Palladino, a New York native, had been writing and recording her own songs since she was in her early teens. The pair spent pretty much all of their time creating music, but things really began to take shape when they moved to Los Angeles a year later. They began recording at home, creating music that the UK’s Supersweet Magazine described as “dark, brooding and beautiful… a living nightmare.” The duo eventually moved back to New York in 2009, and have slowly but surely been taking the city by storm with their arresting, intense live shows.

From Silence immediately establishes the duo’s beautiful, chilling aesthetic. The songs evoke a sense of loss, disorientation, and vertigo, while pulsing forward on Church’s hazy winds of guitar squalor and bass-heavy beats. Anchoring the songs are Palladino’s otherworldly voice, with its spine-tingling vibrato and rich, emotional resonance (few can let out a wail quite like Aleksa). From the urgency of opener “The Sea,” which premiered this past June on Pitchfork to glorious response, to the haunting sway of “The Hours,” and the stunning depths of “The Silence,” From Silence is the perfect introduction to one of New York City’s most intriguing new bands.

The track listing for From Silence:

1. The Sea

2. The Modern Age

3. The Hours

4. The Silence

Exitmusic will be playing a special residency at NYC’s Pianos this summer, rounding out their ranks onstage to include drummer Dru Prentiss and electronic musician Nicholas Shelestak. The dates are:

7/19/11 New York, NY @ Pianos

7/26/11 New York, NY @ Pianos

8/3/11 New York, NY @ Pianos

Additionally, watch the incredible video for “The Sea” HERE. http://www.pitchfork.com/forkcast/16035-the-sea/

Cerebral Ballzy and Spinner Offer Up Dont Tell Me What To Do Download New Tour Dates Announced

Cerebral Ballzy were born and raised in East New York’s grimy core but instead of crying about it, they scream their way through a sprawling mess of 80s-hardcore and punk rock on their upcoming self-titled release set to hit July 26 via Adult Swim’s Williams Street Records. The band and Spinner are excited to offer up the download for “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” http://www.spinner.com/2011/07/12/cerebral-ballzy-dont-tell-me-what-to-do-free-mp3-download/ today. As well, check out the band’s Adult Swim page to stream 4 tracks from the upcoming release, watch the videos and pre-order the album.

Led by frontman Honor Titus and bassist Melvin Honore, Cerebral Ballzy works to restore something golden to New York’s punk rock history – balls. The band’s self-titled debut features tracks like “Insufficient Fare” and “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” telling the story of broken homes and broken bones while capturing the teenage punks’ experience growing up in the Big Apple’s rotten center. Fans can pre-order the record now through Insound, with purchase they can download one track immediately, as well as get a limited edition poster. Exclusive limited edition vinyl is also available for pre order, the white vinyl comes with special gatefold packaging that folds out into a Ouija board and comes with an MP3 download card that doubles as the Ouija planchette.

Already dubbed “New York’s next great band” by the NME, Cerebral Ballzy have toured the UK and Europe twice, performing with Anthrax, Fucked Up and OFF! and the band continues its never-ending tour of America, jumping headfirst off every monitor and vomiting into every pit. If you didn’t already catch the band’s incendiary live show this summer with Face To Face or the Black Lips, don’t miss your chance to see them on their dates supporting H.R. as they blast their way through speakers across the country! Upcoming tour dates include:

w/H.R.

07.20.11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

07.21.11 Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre

07.22.11 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

07.25.11 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

07.26.11 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

08.28.11 Brooklyn, NY @ Commodore Barry park – Afro Punk Festival

Bright Eyes Extend Tour Through September

Bright Eyes released their critically acclaimed 7th album The People’s Key (Saddle Creek) in February. Since then the band have been on a whirlwind tour, traversing North America and crossing the pond to play sold out shows and festivals on what has been a real greatest hits tour for the Omaha troubadours. Bright Eyes are now pleased to announce additional tour dates with newly confirmed support from Dr. Dog and First Aid Kit, who are each set to join the band on select dates (see below).

Check out the Lance Acord directed video for single “Jejune Stars” HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sni54pm08lg

Official Tour Dates:

July 27 Lewiston, NY Artpark (FREE) ^

July 28 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook Pavilion ^

July 29 Shelburne, VT Ben & Jerry's Concerts on the Green at Shelburne Museum ^

July 30 Montreal, QUE Osheaga Music Festival

July 31 Baldwinsville, NY Papermill Island Amphitheater ^

August 2 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ^

August 3 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues ^

August 4 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre^

August 5 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza

August 6 Columbia, MO Blue Note ^^

August 8 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom+

August 9 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater ^^

August 11 Salt Lake City, UT Twilight Music Series (FREE) %

August 14 East Hampton, NY Music To Know Festival

August 25 Detroit, MI The Majestic

August 26 London, ONT London Music Hall

August 27 Ottawa, ONT Ottawa Folk Festival

August 28 Holyoke, MA Mountain Park @

August 30 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel #

August 31 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront #

September 1 Poughkeepsie , NY Mid Hudson Civic Center #

September 3 Norfolk, VA NorVa *

September 4 Washington, DC 930 Club *

September 5 Baltimore, MD Rams Head *

September 7 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues *

September 8 Athens, GA Georgia Theater *

September 9 Birmingham, AL Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark *

September 11 Orlando, FL House Of Blues *

September 13 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues *

September 15 Dallas, TX Palladium *

September 16 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival

^ w/ The Mountain Goats

% w/ Wild Nothing

^^ w/ Conduits

@ w/ Titus Andronicus

# w/ Dr. Dog

* w/ First Aid Kit

+ w/ The Envy Corps & Conduits

KICKING DAISIES to Release New EP July 26th

Take infectious pop-rock hooks, teenage enthusiasm and jaw-dropping musical skills, add them all together and the result is Kicking Daisies. This 18-and-under four-piece band, born in a Milford, Connecticut basement, were named Disney’s “Next Big Thing” and have already appeared on national TV and played before sold out crowds across the country. Now, band members Caitlin and Carly Kalafus, Duran Visek and Ben Spremulli are releasing their self-titled EP exclusively via Walmart on July 26th.

Produced by two-time Grammy-winner Mike Mangini (The Jonas Brothers, Joss Stone) and mixed by David Bendeth (Paramore, Taking Back Sunday, Vertical Herizon) and Howie Beno (Little Jackie, We the Kings, Diane Birch), the Kicking Daisies EP is full of fresh, summer ready pop gems. From the soaring chorus of “Breathing” to the synth-heavy sing-along, “Dangerous”, their songs put a smile on your face and dare you not to dance.

EP Track Listing:

Dangerous

Shut Up

Breathing

Keeping Secrets

Big Bang Theory

With hair flying and heads banging, guitars shredding and mind blowing drum solos, the band has quickly gained a reputation for their energetic live shows. Having opened for the likes of Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis and Allstar Weekend, they have played for varied audiences on diverse platforms and rocked each and every stage. Check out their profile in the New York Times for more details HERE. Kicking Daisies will be touring this summer across the country including a performance at Macy’s annual School’s Out Summer Fest in NYC on July 17, a stop at Six Flags in St. Louis, and a handful of dates on the Vans Warped Tour. Full list of tour dates below – more to come! They also appeared on The HUB this past weekend and their hit “Keeping Secrets” will be featured on Radio Disney Jams – 15th Birthday Edition, out on August 16th.

Kicking Daisies are a tour-de-force of talent made up of guitar prodigy Ben Spremulli, charismatic frontman Duran Visek, one of America’s fastest drummers Caitlin Kalafus and her sister Carly Kalafus rounding out the group as bassist and second lead vocalist.

Check in at www.KickingDaisies.com for additional dates and other updates!

Announced Kicking Daisies Tour Dates:

July 13 Norwalk, CT @ Stepping Stones Concert Benefit

July 16 St. Louis, MO @ Six Flags

July 21 LaPorte, IN @ LaPorte County Fair

July 23 Uniondale, NY @ Vans Warped Tour – Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum

July 24 Oceanport, NJ @ Vans Warped Tour – Monmouth Park Racetrack

July 30 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Disney “Back to School Show” – Marion County Fairgrounds

August 27 Long Island Seafood Festival

SOMI Announces NYC Record Release Show with Special Guests Teju Cole and Morley Live at Jazz Standard Out August 2

Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Somi will celebrate the release of her first live album, Live At Jazz Standard with a show at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, August 9th. Somi will be joined by a talented five-piece ensemble composed of Michael Olatuja (bass), Liberty Ellman (guitar), Jeff Haynes (percussion), Dave Eggar (cello/piano), and Jaleel Shaw (saxophone). Somi has not only invited this intimate jazz chamber ensemble to explore new arrangements of her original music, but she will also weave in spoken literary excerpts on living and love from acclaimed author Teju Cole (Open City). Somi will also be joined by New York based singer and composer Morley who will be opening the show. Live at Jazz Standard is set for release on August 2nd via Palmetto Records.

After a year of constant touring that has seen Somi bringing a voice that JazzTimes describes as “the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves” to a number of high-profile stages around the globe, the vocalist and 2011 Global TED Fellow settled into a two night residency at the renowned Jazz Standard in New York to record a live set that has been honed to a razor-sharp execution. The product, Live At Jazz Standard, showcases her brilliant artistry and tight song craft alongside the spontaneity and passion of her live performance, supported by the remarkable talent of her backing band.

One of the most promising voices in a new generation of emerging jazz artists, Somi’s most recent studio album, If The Rains Come First, debuted at #2 on the Billboard World Music Charts, peaked at #1 on iTunes World Chart, hit #1 on Jazz Week’s World Music Chart and landed in the Top 20 Soul/R&B albums on Amazon.com. The album was universally praised by critics, and led Somi to collaborations with a diverse group of artists and fans including John Legend, Cassandra Wilson, Mos Def, Paul Simon, Idan Raichel and most recently Hugh Masekaela. Somi is also known in her home base of New York City for her celebrated non-profit organization New Africa Live, a platform for multi-disciplinary events and performances founded with the aim of carving out a cultural space of belonging for contemporary African artists through events that entertain, educate, and create awareness of the value of African culture in a globalized world. In the past year Somi has performed at a number of esteemed venues and festivals including The Monterey Jazz Festival, Lagos Jazz Series Festival, the Black World Arts Festival in Dakar, Senegal, and a performance for Senegalese President Wade alongside nine other African heads of state Presidential Palace.

Raphael Saadiq set to perform as the house band at The ESPYS

Tune in to The ESPYS on Wednesday, July 13 on ESPN at 9pm EST to see soul man Raphael Saadiq perform throughout the night as the house band during the annual sports award event. Celebrating the year in sports, The ESPYS gather sports and entertainment celebrities to recognize the year’s greatest achievements, from special moments to great performers. Coming off his national tour, Saadiq will perform select hits from his studio release Stone Rollin’ from “Heart Attack” to “Movin' On Down the Line,” which celebrate the sounds of 60’s and 70’s soul with a futuristic twist.

Known for defying the confines of working within one genre, Saadiq has carried the torch for old school R&B and in the process has established his place as one of music’s most highly regarded recording artists and producers. Stone Rollin’, which debuted as #1 on the R&B album chart, was met with acclaim from critics across the board, with Rolling Stone, NPR Music and Billboard singing its praises. In addition to hits from his acclaimed record, Saadiq will also play songs from previous albums, such as “Love That Girl,” “Big Easy” and “Sure Hope You Mean It.” Don’t miss Raphael Saadiq at The ESPYS! For more information go to www.RaphaelSaadiq.com.

The Lennon Bus at Warped Tour 2011 - Contests, Prizes and More!

Now in its 14th year on the Vans Warped Tour, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is upping the ante with more contests and prizes than ever before. Fans attending Warped Tour as well as fans at home can get in on the action by participating in the below:

CUT THE LINE: Festival attendees can sign up to win the chance to skip the line onto the festival grounds and win the ultimate VIP experience on board the Lennon Bus. The winner and a guest will get the chance to record their own video blog that will be broadcasted to thousands of Lennon Bus followers as well as bring home a limited edition Lennon Bus and SAE VIP laminate.

WWW.LENNONBUS.ORG/WARPED: The hub of the Lennon Bus’ Warped Tour giveaways and contests is www.lennonbus.org/warped where you can enter to win tickets to the festival, backstage tours, prizes from Avid, and more.

WHOOZNXT “LENNON BUS LIVE” CONTEST: Bands across the country can enter the win the chance to record on the Lennon Bus’ state of the art mobile recording and video production studio through WHOOZNXT. There are still two West Coast recording sessions available to win. Visit http://whooznxt.com/ for more information on how to enter.

ARTIST MEET & GREETS: Festival goers who download the Lennon Bus app from Mobile Roadie will have access to win meet & greets with Warped Tour artists such as Middle Class Rut. The Lennon Bus app also provides up to the minute news from the Bus on the road, including new content and exclusive offers from Bus sponsors such as Avid. Download the Lennon Bus app here: http://road.ie/lennon-bus

For the latest content and behind-the-scenes videos from Warped Tour, visit: www.youtube.com/johnlennonbus

About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (www.lennonbus.org) The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. In its 14th year of touring, the venture is proud of its fully professional bus and its studios, which boast the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The concept began as an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world. The Bus travels across the U.S. and Canada year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences.

The Bus, a 501(c)(3) venture, is made possible through the generosity of sponsors including Apple, Avid, Mont Blanc, NAMM, SAE Institute, Gibson, Epiphone, Neutrik, Sony, Audio-Technica, Sonicbids, Musician’s Friend, Music Player Network, Sonicbids, Litepanels, Reflecmedia, Disc Makers, Mobile Roadie, Ampeg, Roland, Boss, Mackie, Digital Media Academy, Aphex Systems, Apogee, Manfrotto Distribution, iZotope, Glyph Technologies, Harris Corporation, Applied Acoustics Systems, Antares, McDSP, IK Multimedia, Adobe, Native Instruments, Slingerland Drums, Noise Industries, and Mad Mimi.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.

Arctic Monkeys Announce North American Fall Tour; New Video for Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

Since the June release of their acclaimed fourth album Suck It and See (Domino), Arctic Monkeys have been touring non-stop, selling out shows left and right. They are now excited to announce the second leg of their North American tour which kicks off this fall. Before co-headlining Hollywood Bowl with TV On The Radio on September 25th, they will be joining the Brooklyn band for two newly announced shows in Las Vegas and San Diego. The band will then kick off a run of dates with Smith Westerns through October. There will be an Arctic Monkeys fan pre-sale running from 10am(CDT) on July 11th - July 13th, details are available to Arctic Monkeys Website Members only. General on sale is July 15th at 10am(CDT). Please visit www.arcticmonkeys.com for additional ticketing info.

Last week saw the debut of Arctic Monkeys video for second single “Hellcat Spangled Shalalala,” which they unveiled on their website. A visual anthem to warm weather, the Focus Creeps-directed video illustrates the perfect storyboard for a summer on the road. Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAlRXC19hmE.

Their upcoming North American tour dates in full:

8/1 Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom

8/2 Austin, TX Stub’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre

8/3 Houston, TX House Of Blues

8/5 Kansas City, KS Kansas Speedway

8/6 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

8/7 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza

8/10 Seattle, WA The Showbox

8/11 Portland, OR The Crystal Ballroom

8/12 San Francisco, CA The Independent

8/13 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

9/23 Las Vegas, NV The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan *

9/24 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre *

9/25 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl %

9/28 Vancouver, BC Orpheum ^

9/29 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom ^

9/30 Saskatoon, SK The Odeon ^

10/1 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre ^

10/3 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room ^

10/4 St. Louis, MO The Pageant ^

10/5 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium ^

10/7 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live ^

10/8 Sunrise, FL Langerado Music Festival

10/9 Tampa, FL The Ritz ^

10/11 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle ^

10/12 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo ^

10/14 Atlantic City, NY Showboat Atlantic City ^

10/15 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live ^

10/16 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion ^

10/18 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE ^

* w/ TVOTR & Smith Westerns

% W/ TV On The Radio, Panda Bear, Smith Westerns, Warpaint

^ w/ Smith Westerns

www.arcticmonkeys.com www.dominorecordco.us Contact: Chloe Walsh or Perri Cohen at Press Here. 212 246 2640. chloe@pressherepublicity.com perri@pressherepublicity.com

KAISER CHIEFS Announce Fall US Tour Dates

Mark your calendars! Kaiser Chiefs will be hitting the road this fall in support of their fourth studio album, The Future is Medieval. The 5-piece group will be making stops in NYC at famed Roseland Ballroom, LA’s Music Box along with a number of dates across the country in September and October.

The initial launch of The Future is Medieval gained widespread media attention for allowing fans to compile their own album, create their own artwork and earn cash! The Future is Medieval is set to drop in the US this fall.

The Future Is Medieval is the follow up to 2008’s Off With Their Heads, produced by Mark Ronson, their third album in a busy three years which saw them sell over six million albums, win countless awards including three Brit Awards and tour the world non-stop. After its release, the band took time out to take stock and work out their next move. Following a well-deserved break (and inspiration gained from a holiday frontman Ricky Wilson took with friends), they regrouped and started writing. They built their own studio in the basement of their management offices in London's Shoreditch and work started on the new record. With countless songs in the bag, they worked with producers Tony Visconti (David Bowie, Iggy Pop, T. Rex), Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ray LaMontagne, Emmylou Harris) and Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve) as well as trying their hand at producing their own tracks with drummer/songwriter, Nick Hodgson at the controls.

Watch the video for their single “Little Shocks” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX3yfldi7Zg

Announced Fall Tour Dates:

September 13 Boston, MA @ House of Blues

September 15 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

September 16 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

September 17 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

September 19 Houston, TX @ House of Blues

September 20 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

September 21 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa

September 23 Mexico City, MEXICO @ Vive Cuervo Salon

September 24 Guadalajara, MEXICO @ Teatro Estudio Cavaret

September 25 Monterrey, MEXICO @ Escenica

September 27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box

September 29 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

September 30 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

October 1 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

October 2 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

MIDDLE CLASS RUT: Stream Acoustic Version of New Low + Special Edition Vinyl Details

Fast-rising Sacramento-based rock duo Middle Class Rut are non-stop these days! Having being named “2011 Artist to Watch” by MTV and scoring a coveted spot in USA Today’s “On the Verge” feature, they are one of the most promising acts of the year. Fresh off the heels of releasing the uncensored video for “Busy Bein’ Born”, the second single off their widely praised debut album, No Name No Color (check out the premiere of the video at Alternative Press http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/premiere_middle_class_ruts_busy_bein_born_uncensored/), MC Rut are announcing the details of their limited edition vinyl. Due out on July 19, the 10” will include their resplendent cover of Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane” plus two B-side tracks: “Dead Set” live from XFM Studios in London and the first ever live, acoustic recording of their smash radio hit “New Low” from BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in London. There will only be 1,000 copies created and they will be made available exclusively online and in person at their shows. Pre-order http://shop.brightantenna.com/product_info.php?cPath=29&products_id=136!

Share a stream of the BBC live version of “New Low” off the 10” with your readers via the below embed code: Middle Class Rut - New Low (BBC Acoustic Version) by Bright Antenna

Middle Class Rut recently wrapped up a European run with Linkin Park and will be hitting the road for three weeks of dates with the Vans Warped Tour this summer beginning on July 21 in Camden, NJ.

In other MC Rut news, the duo has made a collector’s lyric book for No Name No Color available for fans. The limited edition companion book features a full two-page spread of lyrics and artwork for each of the album’s 12 tracks. Artwork is by longtime Middle Class Rut collaborator, Douglas Gledhill. The book is the size of a standard paperback at 8” x 6.5” and is a beautifully crafted piece to complete the experience of listening to the band’s hard hitting debut album. Order it http://shop.brightantenna.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=10&products_id=134! You can also purchase a copy signed by the band for $20 http://shop.brightantenna.com/product_info.php?cPath=48&products_id=135.

MC Rut has been eagerly embraced by rock fans and the press for their stunning debut, which artfully blurs the line between heavy and melodic with raw, energized rock and roll. This band is no overnight sensation. The duo, Zack Lopez (vocals, guitar) and Sean Stockham (drums), have been playing together since they were teenagers. The pair records every song they write together almost immediately upon coming up with the idea in their rehearsal space, capturing the instantaneous spirit of a track while still in the moment. They've toured with a range of artists, including Linkin Park, Social Distortion, Alice in Chains, Them Crooked Vultures, The Bronx and ...Trail Of Dead and their track “Lifelong Dayshift” is being featured on the exclusive GameStop release of the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack!

MIDDLE CLASS RUT on VANS WARPED TOUR

MIDDLE CLASS RUT TOUR DATES:

All dates are with the Vans Warped Tour

07/21/11 Susquehanna Bank Center (Camden, NJ)

07/22/11 First Niagara Pavilion (Burgettstown, PA)

07/23/11 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Uniondale, NY)

07/24/11 Monmouth Park Racetrack (Oceanport, NJ)

07/26/11 Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, MD)

07/27/11 Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)

07/28/11 Charlotte Verizon Wireless (Charlotte, NC)

07/29/11 Firestone Amphitheatre (Orlando, FL)

07/30/11 Cruzan Amphitheatre (West Palm Beach, FL)

07/31/11 Vinoy Park (St. Petersburg, FL)

08/01/11 Lakewood Amphitheatre (Atlanta, GA)

08/02/11 Riverbend Music Center (Cincinnati, OH)

08/03/11 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Maryland Heights, MO)

08/04/11 WestFair Amphitheatre (Omaha, NE)

08/05/11 Invesco Field at Mile High (Denver, CO)

08/06/11 Utah State Fairgrounds (Salt Lake City, UT)

08/07/11 Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion (Phoenix, AZ)

08/09/11 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (Chula Vista, CA)

08/10/11 Home Depot Center (Los Angeles, CA)

08/11/10 Sleep Train Amphitheatre (Wheatland, CA)

08/12/11 Idaho Center Amphitheatre (Boise/Nampa, ID)

08/13/11 The Gorge Amphitheatre (George, WA)

08/14/11 Washington County Fairgrounds (Hillsboro, OR)

GOMEZ Announce Additional Tour Dates + New Options Video

UK five-piece, Gomez, have announced additional tour dates in support of their recent debut, Whatever’s On Your Mind. In addition to playing NYC’s Terminal 5 on July 14 and performing in the Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Chicago, the band will be hitting Austin City Limits and the House of Blues in LA as they make their way out to the West Coast playing select dates with the John Butler Trio and Devotchka. Additionally, they will be hitting the small screen with performances on The Late Show with David Letterman on July 13 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 25.

The band also just released the brand new video for their hit single “Options” on AOL Music – a track Men’s Health called “a horn-driven power-pop cut about slackerdom that’ll make you miss the ‘90s.” Here, we see Ian Ball (literally) running through all the different paths his life could have taken. “The idea came to me whilst driving past a guy shouting in the street at nothing in particular; holding a gigantic Starbucks, he was highly agitated by something and the only thing I caught was ‘at least I've got options.’ It started me thinking about the life choices that will confront us all sooner or later” said Ball. Check out the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYApHEUCs8s!

Serving as the follow-up to their acclaimed 2009 release, A New Tide, their forthcoming Whatever’s On Your Mind sees Gomez (Ben Ottewell, Tom Gray, Paul “Blackie” Blackburn, Ian Ball and Olly Peacock) pushing their limits in a way we have not yet heard. The band partnered up with longtime friend, Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet) to co-produce and sought out to feature other artist friends on the record, Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun, Sleepy Jackson) and Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, TV on the Radio, Iron and Wine). Whatever’s On Your Mind, finds Gomez driving forward on a beautifully lush and dynamic album. There is a fresh feeling of rebirth and awakening. One to raise a smile even from the naysayers. A broad grin from the rest of us.

Whatever’s On Your Mind finds Gomez driving forward on a beautifully lush and dynamic album. There is a fresh feeling of rebirth and awakening; just what Gomez fans have been waiting for.

LISTEN: - Stream “Options” – the first single off Whatever’s On Your Mind http://soundcloud.com/ato_records/gomez-options-single

- Download “Just As Lost As You” from SPIN.com http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-gomez-debut-hot-new-jam

WATCH: “Just As Lost As You” trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIt7HR5VBFc

Data Romance Joins the Acclaimed IDentity Festival This Summer!

Electronic duo Data Romance is excited to announce a run of national tour dates this summer. Joining Skullcandy’s acclaimed ‘IDentity Festival’, the band is set to perform on the main stage, featuring a bill of electronic music’s best names including: Kascade, Steve Aoki, Pretty Lights, Holy Ghost, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and The Crystal Method. “It'll be surreal sharing the stage with artists who've been inspiring our music over the years. We can't wait to get out there to play our music, and be a part of such an amazing summer festival,” says the Amy and Ajay of Data Romance. Kicking off the tour on August 11th in Indianapolis, the band will join the festival for 10 stops which include Detroit, MI on August 12th, Washington, DC on August 18th, and Wantagh, NY on August 21st before wrapping on August 23rd in Atlanta, GA. Full routing below.

Recently, the band released their debut album, which included the dark, engulfing single “The Deep” which debuted at #20 on CMJ’s RPM chart last week. Set to release a remix for the single in the coming weeks, the band will also release their EP on collector's vinyl early next month.

Official Tour Dates Are As Follows:

August 11th Indianapolis, IN? Verizon Music Center

August 12th Detroit, MI? DTE Energy Music Theater

August 13th Pittsburgh, PA? First Niagara Pavilion

August 14th Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center ?

August 16th Charlotte, NC? Verizon Amphitheater

August 18th Washington, DC? Jiffy Lube Live

August 19th Philadelphia, PA? Susquehanna Bank Center

August 20th Boston, MA? Comcast Center

August 21st Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theater?

August 23rd Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

For more on the IDentity Festival please visit: http://idfestival.com/

Noisey Presents: KATY B

In the last eighteen months, Kathleen Brien—better known as Katy B—has been killing it with a classy take on British underground dance. She’s been hyped as the breakout star of the “UK funky” scene and the ‘Florence of dubstep’. Noisey follows Katy B around Portsmouth, UK as she interacts with fans, talks about her influences and gets ready for her performance at the Portsmouth Pyramid Centre. Watch the interview and exclusive performances here: http://www.noisey.com/#!/view/meet-katy-b

About Noisey.com: Noisey is crisscrossing the globe to find the most exciting emerging musicians and music scenes around the world. Transcending continents and language barriers, the site is gives music lovers the opportunity to discover great bands and connect on a powerful, state-of-the-art digital entertainment channel. Shot in over 10 countries (from Brazil to Japan), visitors to Noisey receive unprecedented access to up-and-coming bands and local music scenes from around the globe. Featuring artists like The Black Lips, Das Racist, Cults and Total Warr, Noisey brings exciting video and sound to music lovers of all genres.

Blondie Announces Fall Tour - NEW Album Out September 13th

Blondie has announced a North American Fall tour behind their 9th studio album, Panic of Girls, set for release on September 13th, 2011, via the band's own imprint. With an impressive new collection of songs and a sound more recognizable than ever, Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein, along with newer band members Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen, will kick off the tour on September 4th. The band will bring the incredible new tracks and Blondie hits to crowds from coast to coast before wrapping on October 8th. Tickets go on sale beginning July 8th.

First single "Mother," a nod to the legendary West 14th Street night club of the same name, has been instantly embraced by fans and the video for the song recently set the web abuzz. See it here. Panic of Girls, colored with inspirations from New York City's roiling melting pot and street-level pop culture, hearkens back to the core of Blondie's genius while remaining positively fresh. Collaborating with producers Jeff Saltzman (the Killers, Fischerspooner) and Kato Khandwala (Paramore, Papa Roach) for the first time, Blondie has created one of their most astounding albums in their storied 37-year career. New wave dance gems, songs sung in French and Spanish and even a reggae cover are threaded together with a timeless pop sheen giving an irresistible glisten to the album - simply perfection.

Inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, selling more than 40 million albums globally and penning such hits over the course of four decades such as “One Way Or Another,” “Heart Of Glass,” “Rapture” and “Call Me,” we’ve been inspired by, danced to, and sang along with Blondie. Don't miss your chance to do it all once again at their live shows this Fall!

Blondie North American Tour Dates:

September 4th Prior Lake, MI @ Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

September 5th Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Stir Cove

September 7th Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

September 9th Windsor, ON @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor

September 10th Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama Entertainment Centre

September 12th New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom

September 13th New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom

September 14th Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre

September 16th Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Spa & Resort - Music Box

September 17th Clark, NJ @ Oak Ridge Park

September 18th Westbury, CT @ Theatre at Westbury

September 21st Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center

September 23rd Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

September 24th Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall

September 26th Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

September 28th New Orleans, LA @ Mahalia Jackson Theatre

September 29th Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at Moody Theater

October 1st Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

October 2nd Mescalero, NM @ Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

October 4th Phoenix, AZ @ The Foundry

October 5th Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

October 7th Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery

October 8th Las Vegas, NV @ The Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

www.blondie.net

Katie Herzig Set to Unveil New Studio Album The Waking Sleep on Downtown/Mercer Records

Downtown/Mercer Street Records is proud to announce the release of Katie Herzig’s new studio album, The Waking Sleep, on September 20, 2011. Her most sophisticated work to date, The Waking Sleep, takes Herzig’s musical innovation to a new level. The album’s first track, ‘Free My Mind,’ is set for release this July.

Following her last studio record, Live in Studio: Acoustic Trio, a stripped-down version of previously released music, The Waking Sleep delivers a profound and moving landscape of sound that highlights Herzig’s undeniable talent. Katie began writing/recording the new album in February of last year, celebrating her love for combining digitally programmed sounds with organic and orchestrated instruments. The collection quickly illustrates Herzig as a hands-on artist who builds her songs in the same way she might mold a sculpture. Some of the stand out tracks on the album include magnetic ‘Make a Noise,’ exhilarating ‘Way to the Future’ and heart-rending ‘Closest I Get.’

In addition to her new album, Herzig will be touring this September with the Ten Out of Tenn Tour followed immediately by her headlining tour across the US with her band. (See routing below)

After several years of fronting Colorado-based band Newcomers Home, Katie decided to strike it solo and move to Nashville where she quickly became a fixture in the independent music scene. Since then Katie released several iTunes singles and two studio albums, Weightless and Apple Tree, containing songs that have been featured on NPR, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, Target, Honda and Samsung commercials, Going The Distance and Sex and The City soundtracks along with many television shows including 7 songs on Grey’s Anatomy. She’s participated in Nashville’s Ten Out of Tenn tour, Hotel Café Tour and has spent the greater part of the last few years touring with her band around the US supporting artists like Brandi Carlile and The Fray and several others. Katie was featured in Billboard Magazine’s “Now Hear This” as well as one of PASTE Magazine’s 25 “Best of What’s Next” artists.

Upcoming tour dates (* = Ten Out of Tenn tour)

July 3 Bellevue, CO Mishawaka Amphitheater

July 24 Pasadena, CA Levitt Pavilion

September 3 Park City, UT Deer Valley Amphitheatre

September 14 Knoxville, TN The Square Room*

September 15 Charlottesville, VA The Southern*

September 16 Arlington, VA IOTA Club & Café*

September 17 New York, NY Highline Ballroom*

September 18 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall*

September 19 New York, NY The Mercury Lounge (CD Release)*

September 20 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall*

September 21 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!*

Septemeber 23 Chicago, IL Park West Theater*

September 25 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House*

September 26 Oxford, MS Powerhouse

September 27 Jackons, MS Hal & Mal’s*

September 28 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay*

September 29 Nashville, TN Live on the Green*

September 30 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre*

October 1 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse*

October 4 Shreveport, LA Red River Rebel Arts Festival

NEW Maroon 5 Song Moves Like Jagger #1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart

Following its debut on the top NBC primetime hit "The Voice" last night, Maroon 5's brand new song "Moves Like Jagger" featuring Christina Aguilera has hit #1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart. The track, which features two of the musician coaches on NBC’s hit series “The Voice," made its world premiere on the program on Tuesday, June 21st. The studio version of the song is available to purchase and download now exclusively on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com).

“Moves Like Jagger” is a quintessential Maroon 5 power pop hit with an upbeat, funky tune and catchy lyrics. In addition to releasing their new song, Maroon 5 is co-headlining a summer North American tour with Train. Kicking off July 22 in Chula Vista, Calif., the 40-plus-city outing will feature an evening of music that will include over 20 charted hit songs from two bands that have sold over 22 million records combined worldwide.

Gavin DeGraw is confirmed as the opening act on the tour’s first leg with Matt Nathanson set to join the outing as the show opener on the second leg starting August 28. Special fan packages will also be offered by both bands via their websites. Tickets are on sale now, for more information go to www.Maroon5.com

POPPED! Music Festival 2011 Announces FULL Line-up!

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Announce The Line-Up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w3bjkzpRdA

The POPPED! Music Festival is back with a vengeance this fall in Philadelphia, PA. To take place Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, this is the first year the festival will be held outside on the lush grounds of FDR Park. The confirmed local and international artists to perform include: The Shins, Pretty Lights, Cage The Elephant, and Girl Talk, as well as Panda Bear, Elbow, The Hold Steady, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Company of Thieves, Foster The People, Rakim, Cults, Kreayshawn, Black Thought & J.Period Mixtape, Charles Bradley, Titus Andronicus, The Vaccines, The Budos Band, Patty Crash, Mates of State, Zee Avi, Black Landlord, and more!

In just its fourth year, POPPED! Music Festival 2011 is bringing something new and exciting that Philadelphia has never had before - a 2-day outdoor destination festival showcasing intriguing and diverse artists on three stages of live music, DJ’s, and stand-up comedy. Produced by Electric Factory in conjunction with Alexis Rosenzweig of POPPED! Festival, Inc., POPPED! Music Festival is a testament to showcasing Philadelphia as a prime destination for live music.

“POPPED! has come back this year bigger than ever! We have an exciting line-up, and in our new home in FDR Park, POPPED! is truly bringing the festival experience to Philadelphia,” says Alexis Rosenzweig, Executive Producer of POPPED! Music Festival, ”A festival like this has never been done in this city before.”

In addition, the festival wouldn't be complete without recognizing Philadelphia's definitive stake as one of the country's most impressive culinary destinations and home to celebrity chefs and notable restaurants. POPPED! Music Festival will feature a unique Food Bazaar curated by celebrated Philadelphia chefs, CityPaper's Mealticket & Philly Homegrown, along with local and sustainable food options from the area's restaurants, gourmet food trucks, and markets. POPPED! Music Festival also aims to bring awareness to Philadelphia’s green efforts through recycling programs, local fair, partnerships with local businesses, and strongly encouraging the use of public transportation.

"Bryan Dilworth, Alexis Rosenzweig and our team have put together an exciting festival that is just the right size in just the right place. Popped! Music Festival is bringing some amazing talent to Philadelphia, and anyone who attends is going to have an incredible experience," says Larry Magid.

Ticket info: A limited number of Early Bird 2-day passes ($90) and limited Early Bird 2-day VIP passes ($175) are on sale Monday, June 20th at 10am through Thursday, June 23rd at 10pm. Use the code: POPPED (2-day pass) and code: VIPOPPED (2-day VIP Pass) on PoppedPhiladelphia.com or Ticketmaster.com. VIP passes include a special viewing area near the stage, separate entrance & bar/food/restroom areas. Regular price 2-day passes ($110) and 2-day VIP passes ($200) go on sale Friday, June 24th at 10am at PoppedPhiladelphia.com, Ticketmaster.com, ElectricFactory.Info, charge by phone at 800-745-8000, or the Electric Factory Box Office located at 421 N. 7th Street (No service fees for cash purchases!).

LAURA MARLING Announces Third LP A Creature I Dont Know September 13

British singer, songwriter and guitarist Laura Marling will release her third album, A Creature I Don’t Know onRibbon Music on September 13th, 2011. Since her emergence onto the London music scene in 2007 Laura Marling has been steadily securing her position as one of the most exciting musical talents of her generation.

Recorded with producer Ethan Johns (who also helmed her acclaimed sophomore album I Speak Because I Can),A Creature I Don’t Know is a boldly accomplished and endlessly impressive album. 10 original compositions of intricate and captivating story-telling, buoyed by Marling’s rich voice, evocative lyrics and the precise, confident instrumentation on every track. Marling’s delivery is pitch perfect, her voice going from delicate whisper to brooding murmur and rousing wail, sometimes all in the very same sentence.

Johns’ production of A Creature I Don’t Know is the perfect showcase for her remarkable gifts, pulling back to give a stark spotlight to her stunning voice before surging forth with a rollicking live band feel. Fans of Marling’s previous recordings will recognize her mesmeric tales and soaring melodies in what is ultimately an incredibly intimate album.

Laura Marling’s debut album Alas, I Cannot Swim - written and recorded when she was just 17 years old - received international attention and won comparisons to folk icons like Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny. As part of a very youthful and vibrant British folk scene she quickly rose to prominence along with friends Noah and The Whale, Johnny Flynn, Mumford and Sons and Jamie T. Alas… was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in the UK, an award given annually for the best album from a British or Irish artist. She was 18.

Her sophomore release, I Speak Because I Can (2010), was a striking collection of literary and emotional homespun tales delivered in swirls of melody. The album’s release brought her further critical acclaim and significant success. Along with another Mercury Music Prize nomination, 2011 saw Marling winning the NME Award’s “Best Solo Artist” statuette as well as the hotly contended Brit Award (Grammy equivalent) for “Best British Female”.

Laura Marling turned 21 in February.

Pre-order your copy of A Creature I Don’t Know here: http://ribbonus.dominorecordco.com/ribbonus/albums/20-06-11/a-creature-i-dont-know/

Ribbon Music will also release Marling’s previous LP’s Alas, I Cannot Swim and I Speak Because I Can

www.ribbonmusic.com

www.lauramarling.com

EXITMUSIC Signs to Secretly Canadian

New York City duo Exitmusic – comprised of Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church – are proud to announce that they have joined forces with acclaimed independent label Secretly Canadian.

Additionally, the first recorded output from the band in the form of a chilling song called “The Sea” is debuting today on Pitchfork. Mixing dark, pulsing bass, wailing vocals and swirling washes of sound, “The Sea” is the perfect introduction to Exitmusic’s gorgeous little world.

Church and Palladino started writing together several years ago, when Church, originally from Winnipeg, moved to New York following a year teaching English in Taiwan and India. Palladino, a New York native, had been writing and recording her own songs since she was in her early teens. The pair spent pretty much all of their time creating music, but things really began to take shape when they moved to Los Angeles a year later. They began recording at home, creating music that the UK’s Supersweet Magazine described as “dark, brooding and beautiful…Radiohead meets Portishead in a living nightmare.” The duo eventually moved back to New York in 2009, and have slowly but surely been taking the city by storm with their arresting, intense live shows.

The first taste of Exitmusic’s incredible output, “The Sea,” is unlike any song you will hear in 2011 – it is equal parts driving, danceable, enigmatic, primal, urgent, cacophonous and beautiful. But enough from us: we’ll let the music speak to itself. To hear “The Sea,” go http://www.pitchfork.com/forkcast/15922-the-sea/ now.

Exitmusic will play a special show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge on June 21st.

STARS Reveal The Bedroom Demos

These are the original 12 album tracks, first realized in Montreal at Breakglass studios with Jace Lasek in 2006. In the classic manner of demos, they possess a particular beauty that would shift and evolve when thousands of miles away, months in the future, the album was recorded again in Vancouver and then released as their 2007 album IN OUR BEDROOM AFTER THE WAR.

The recording of THE BEDROOM DEMOS was not a lengthy affair; songs were tracked quickly and given working titles like Flack and Fuck U I Love You. The tapes were stored in a hallway at Breakglass for years to come.

Fast forward to the spring of 2011 and on a break from touring their newest record, THE FIVE GHOSTS, the band reached back and fondly recalled the Breakglass sessions: Barricade recorded with one microphone, an epic solo on My Favourite Book, Torq singing both his and Amy’s parts on Personal. STARS thought it fitting to now release these songs and share them with their fans.

Fans can download the previously unreleased bonus track “The Worst Thing (Whitey Jam)” from Pitchfork NOW: http://pitchfork.com/news/42720-stars-release-demos-collection/

This June also marks a return to live shows for STARS. They are confirmed to headline Yonge-Dundas Square with Land Of Talk and Diamond Rings on Friday June 17 as a part of NXNE.

www.youarestars.com

THE BEDROOM DEMO’S TRACKLISTING

1. The Night Starts Here

2. Take Me To The Riot

3. My Favourite Book

4. Midnight Coward

5. The Ghost Of Genova Heights

6. Personal (Caroline)

7. Barricade

8. Window Bird

9. Bitches In Tokyo (Fuck U I Love You)

10. Life 2: The Unhappy Ending (Film Score)

11. Today Will Be Better, I Swear!

12. In Our Bedroom After The War

13. Division (Monkees) * Bonus Track

14. The Worst Thing (Whitey Jam) * Bonus Track

TV On The Radio hitting the road hard this fall

TV On The Radio has announced a run of U.S. Fall tour dates, adding 15 more to their current lineup. The recently announced shows will include a much anticipated stop in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on 9/25 (full routing below). Joining the band on select dates is musical collective, Broken Social Scene.

Recently, the band made an appearance on NPR’s World’s Café on 5/27, during which they performed three songs from their most recent album, Nine Types of Light, and two old favorites from previous records. Listen to the full broadcast with performances http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=136652280&m=136654116!!

Official Tour Dates Are As Follows:

7/17/11 Chicago, IL Union Park *Appearing at Pitchfork Music Festival

7/20/11 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

7/21/11 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

7/22/11 Portland, OR Edgefield

7/23/11 Seattle, WA The Capitol Hill Block Party

8/27/11 Kansas City, MO The Crossroads

8/28/11 St. Louis, MO Central Field @ Forest Park *Appearing at LouFest

8/30/11 Minneapolis, MN First Ave

8/31/11 Minneapolis, MN First Ave

9/01/11 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre

9/02/11 Detroit, MI St Andrews Hall

9/06/11 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion *

9/08/11 New York, NY Williamsburg Waterfront *

9/09/11 Philadelphia, PA Mann Centre *

9/12/11 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte *

9/13/11 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle *

9/14/11 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium *

9/16/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues *

9/17/11 Austin, TX Zilker Park *Appearing at "Austin City Limits Music Festival"

9/18/11 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

9/20/11 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre *

9/21/11 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre *

9/25/11 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl +

9/27/11 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre

* w/ Broken Social Scene

+ w/ Arctic Monkeys

KAISER CHIEFS New Album Released… NOW!

Kaiser Chiefs release their fourth studio album, The Future is Medieval, TODAY via a brand new, innovative digital platform on www.kaiserchiefs.com through Fiction / B-Unique Records. Fans are hearing about the release of the new record for the first time today, the same day they are given the chance to purchase the new music.

The album is the sound of a group in prolific form as evidenced by the quality of all 20 tracks released today. The band's intention is to create a music experience that can be shared and enjoyed by all and, at the same time, revitalize and subvert the industry standard. It re-engages the excitement and spontaneity of offering new music immediately to fans, allowing them to hear the record at the same time as media and critics alike, and allows you to try your hand at being Kaiser Chiefs’ A&R department! Get the US exclusive story from the Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303657404576359824168872148.html.

Here’s how it works: 1. Visit www.kaiserchiefs.com and listen to snippets of 20 brand new tracks 2. Select your favorite 10 songs in any order you like 3. Create your own Bespoke album artwork 4. Download your personal Kaiser Chiefs album

You are then provided with your own unique webpage and tools to promote your album with the opportunity to earn £1, converted to local currency (ie: US dollars) in your PayPal account, from every album purchased following a recommendation to a friend.

This week began with the band releasing their first single, “Little Shocks” via their website following its exclusive play on the UK’s Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show on Monday. Stream the track http://soundcloud.com/user3122226/kaiser-chiefs-little-shocks. The band have continued to surprise fans with further music and regular updates of live dates over the last few days.

The Future Is Medieval is the follow up to 2008’s Off With Their Heads, produced by Mark Ronson, their third album in a busy three years which saw them sell over six million albums, win countless awards including three Brit Awards and tour the world non-stop. After its release, the band took time out to take stock and work out their next move. Following a well-deserved break (and inspiration gained from a holiday frontman Ricky Wilson took with friends), they regrouped and started writing. They built their own studio in the basement of their management offices in London's Shoreditch and work started on the new record. With countless songs in the bag, they worked with producers Tony Visconti (David Bowie, Iggy Pop, T. Rex), Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ray LaMontagne, Emmylou Harris) and Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve) as well as trying their hand at producing their own tracks with drummer/songwriter, Nick Hodgson at the controls.

Watch this space for US release and touring plansKaiser Chiefs are: Ricky Wilson (vocals) / / Nick Hodgson (drums/vocals) / Andrew White (guitar) / Simon Rix (bass) / Peanut (keyboards).

Check www.kaiserchiefs.com for further announcements

WU LYF Announce US Album Plans; NYC & LA Shows

England’s WU LYF have announced their North American release plans. The debut album Go Tell Fire To The Mountain will see a physical release on the band’s own L Y F Recordings label on August 22nd 2011. It will also be made available via digital retailers timed to their UK and European release in June.

In July WU LYF will play two more shows in New York City - their first since selling out two Brooklyn shows in April- and make their west coast debut with a trip to Los Angeles.

WU LYF dates in July:

Friday 22nd – New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Saturday 23rd – Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory

Tuesday 26th – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

WU LYF are four kids from Manchester, England who make unique, exciting, uncompromising Heavy Pop music. Their early self-produced videos attracted the immediate attention of British music fans and the UK media while a series of euphoric live performances quickly earned them a reputation as the most exciting new band in Britain. WU LYF are surrounded by a group of friends and like-minded souls who make videos, create art, take photos and make up the L Y F (Lucifer Youth Foundation). WU LYF will self-release Go Tell Fire To The Mountain around the globe on their L Y F Recordings label.

Go Tell Fire To The Mountain was recorded in a disused church in Manchester. The band set up there for three weeks, playing live for twelve hours a day and producing the record themselves. The album features ten intoxicating and exhilarating tracks. It was mixed by Paul Savage.

“With their epic, no-holds art rock and sense of grandeur, they defy comparison to any current band in the U.K. music scene.... Their music thrives on screwing with the complacent. Nothing is straight forward in songs like "Lucifer Calling," "Heavy Pop", "Spitting It Concrete Like The Golden Sun God" and "L Y F". The overall feeling is some sort of religious or spiritual upheaval, maybe purging of their demons. Every song has them screaming until their voices cracked.” – Music Snobbery (Live review from Glasslands, Brooklyn in April 2011)

“Mysterious, ballsy Nick Cave-loving Manchester post-rock crew WU overlap fractured guitars with fervent, tortured vocals on songs with titles like “I Got Dem Wu Wu Busted Teef Spitting It Concrete Like The Golden Sun God.” The results are weirdly mystical-feeling, religious.” – Stereogum

“…Evan Kati’s intricate guitar lines and Ellery Roberts’s gravel-gargling vocals, a mood of devotional intensity dominates…it’s clear souls are being bared throughout…Their debut is a giant first leap in the right direction.” – Q Magazine (4 Stars)

“L Y F” video: http://vimeo.com/21643462

“Splitting Blood” video: http://vimeo.com/13526073

“Dirt” video: http://vimeo.com/24232854

“To tell fire is to question, to bring fuel to the fires started by kids no longer blinded by spectacle glare. So go tell fire.” - WU LYF

www.wulyf.org

EMMY THE GREAT to release new album!!

Emmy The Great was born Emma-Lee Moss in Hong Kong, China. Moving to London at age 12 with her family, she later released her debut album First Love in February 2009. The album was received with critical acclaim, with The New York Times ranking it as #7 of their "Best Albums of the Year.”

Two years after her celebrated debut, Emmy The Great is set to release her second album Virtue on August 16th. Written and recorded under very different circumstances than her first, Virtue began as a series of stories Emmy embarked on after her engagement to an atheist took on a very different shape when he left her for the church. Sneaking off to hide away in the country, Emmy lost herself in books about saints, archetypes and folk tales, where she could create a world that made sense. Using symbols borrowed from fairy tales and mythology, it was this collection that she fitted to her music – a genre she refers to as digital medieval. She’d noticed that women only make it through the woods in big myths if they keep their virtue and she felt lost in the woods twice while writing the album. But she didn’t want the album to be about her self-reflection- she wanted it to be about everything else: the world outside. It had to save her from what had happened.

Produced by Gareth Jones (These New Puritans, Depeche Mode and Grizzly Bear), Virtue was made in London and Sussex. Euan Hinshelwood, her long-term musical collaborator, and Emmy took the reins, rather than develop the songs with their full band in the studio. Euan came up with the guitar palette - strange, ambient, twisted and atmospheric, while Emmy wrote backing vocals for different characters she voiced herself. She wanted a cast for the album: The ghosts of the Cocteau Twins and Suzanne Vega, as well as the stories of Margaret Atwood & Angela Carter, and the writing of cultural theorists like Marina Warner.

Featuring the first single, “Iris,” Virtue’s 10 tracks weave a delicate web of stories and emotions that complement and counter each other. “Dinosaur Sex” begins the album, tackling the omnipotent subject of apocalyptic occurrences, “To an extent I think there is always a young person terrified about the end of the world, whenever and wherever humans have got to,” she says. Other standout tracks include “Creation,” where Emmy confesses the reason behind the song, “All creation stories give me shivers, like trying to imagine Space. I think Genesis is beautiful. I think we should sing evolution to kids,” and “Trellick Tower” which beams with imagery of memories and independence.

Emmy broke onto the scene in 2007 performing as the vocalist for the indie folk group Lightspeed Champion (performing alongside Florence of Florence and the Machine), and has also written for The Stool Pigeon, Artrocker and Drowned in Sound.

Watch the video for “Iris” here - http://vimeo.com/24107156

Lenny Kravitz Announces New Album & Single details

Four time GRAMMY Award winning artist Lenny Kravitz is proud to announce the release of his new single, “Stand” set to impact radio on June 6th from his highly-anticipated ninth studio album, Black and White America (Atlantic Records/Roadrunner Records). The collection, set to debut on August 30th, marks Kravitz’s first release on the new label, following 8 previous albums and over 35 million units sold. In addition to his new single, Lenny Kravitz has confirmed a series of performances in conjunction with the release of Black and White America. He will perform on the Toyota Concert Series on the TODAY Show, closing out the morning program’s highly anticipated summer shows September 2nd. Kravitz will perform songs from Black and White America along with other top charting hits. Along with the TODAY concert series, Kravitz is set to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on August 30th and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 1st. In addition to the album, Lenny Kravitz, who most recently appeared in the Oscar nominated film Precious, has announced that he has been cast in the role of Cinna in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel, The Hunger Games.

Marking his first release of new material in three years, Black and White America is a rich rock and funk-infused collection filled with Lenny’s signature guitar riffs, compelling melodies and the undeniable anthemic lyricism that has been his trademark over the course of his 20-year career.

In addition to the release of his new album, Kravitz will kick off a world tour this year in support of the new collection this summer. He will kick things off by joining U2 on tour on June 4th, as the seminal band resumes their US dates at stadiums on the west coast.

Recorded in the Bahamas and Paris, Lenny Kravitz’s vocals and guitar playing are as distinct as ever on Black and White America, showcasing the intensity with which he records and performs. Kravitz, a multi-instrumentalist, produced, wrote and arranged the 16 tracks on the record.

Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. From 1999 to 2002, he won four consecutive Grammy Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category with his single “Dig In” (previously winning for “Again,” “American Woman” and “Fly Away”).

For more information please go to www.lennykravitz.com.

MONA Announce Debut Album Details + Summer US Tour Dates!

Nashville 4-piece Mona made quite a mark on the UK when they travelled across the pond and released their first-ever single “Listen to Your Love” on their label, Zion Noiz, which sold at Rough Trade. A few short weeks later the band snagged a US record deal on Mercury Records and have just announced that their debut full-length will be released on September 6, 2011. The 11-song collection is a high octane, guitar-driven, melodic adventure which will feature two exclusive tracks and star Nick Brown, the band’s resplendent front man and chief songwriter. The album was produced by Brown and mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, Interpol, Audioslave).

In the winter of 2011, the band came stateside to perform their new material for the first time and were greeted with an outpouring of praise from the likes of The New York Times, Spin and Rolling Stone. The buzz surrounding Mona in the US quickly solidified into utter fact. In March, they performed electrifying sets at SXSW and made their US television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly with only one single to their name. The song, “Listen To Your Love” was released on February 15th on iTunes.

Named after the lead singer’s grandmother, Mona’s music is best understood when you take a look at their upbringing. Nick (lead vocals, guitar) is the visionary behind Mona and is all heart, personality and brawn. He and Vince Gard (drums) learned how to play their instruments and got their first taste of the stage at a Pentecostal church in Dayton, OH where non religious music was banned. The pair set out to Nashville to find musicians to complete their band. They met Bowling Green, KY native Zach Lindsey (bass) on the local scene, who soon introduced them to Jordan Young (guitar), another Kentucky native. The group shacked up together and wrote and recorded their music in the basement of their Nashville home. Mona’s style is a nod to the 50’s classics; with Elvis Presley swagger, Johnny Cash grit, and James Dean suave, it is impossible to deny their unbridled talent and supreme ability to write stadium bound rock songs. From their breakout single “Listen to Your Love” to the raw intensity of Nick’s vocals on early Springsteen-esque “Lines in the Sand” about the bands perseverance, and the fist pumping anthem “Teenager,” Mona’s fearless approach to their music is wildly apparent.

“Listen To Your Love,” will premiere at specialty radio on May 20 – check out the official video HERE. The track has also been secured for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority summer TV campaign, “Life is short, summer is shorter” which premiered during the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night and will run through the end of August. Check out the commercial HERE. Additionally, the band has announced a handful of US Summer shows supporting The Airborne Toxic Event plus select dates across the pond supporting Kings of Leon and Morrissey. They will also be hitting the stages at some of the summer’s biggest festivals including Summer Sonic in Japan, Glastonbury Festival, and Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK.

It’s evident Mona are bound for greatness, but they don’t forget what drives them: “at the end of the day, we’re just four dudes making some noise in a garage and just having fun.”

North American Tour Dates: *Supporting The Airborne Toxic Event

June 7 Vancouver, Canada @ Commodore Ballroom *

June 8 Seattle, WA @ Sodo *

June 9 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *

June 11 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *

June 12 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *

June 13 Chandler, AZ @ Showroom Theatre *

June 14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

July 13 New York, NY @ Webster Studio at Webster Hall

July 14 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

September 18 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

www.youtube.com/monatheband *www.monatheband.com

NEON TREES Announce Headlining Dates!

What does sticky humidity, melting popsicles, and a band with a bad-ass lady drummer and the hookiest of choruses equal? The soundtrack to your summer! To kick off the lazy days, the incredibly talented Neon Trees crew have extended their tour with a slew of headlining dates that stretch nationwide. Kicking off May 17th in New Orleans, the band will play over 20 dates, including sets at KROQ Weenie Roast, Summerfest, and the acclaimed Bonnaroo festival (full routing below). So, if you mistakenly decided you had something better to do the last time they came to town, now's your chance to make nice.

Confirmed US tour dates are as follows:

May 18 Jacksonville Beach, FL Free Bird Live

May 19 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues

May 20 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

May 21 Washington, DC RFK Stadium * Appearing at "DC 101 Chili Cookoff"

May 22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts

May 23 Norfolk, VA The Norva

May 25 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

May 26 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

May 27 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

May 28 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Theme Park Resort

May 29 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre* Appearing at "B.O.M.B. Fest"

May 31 Burlington, VA Higher Ground

June 1 Portland, ME State Theatre

June 4 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater* Appearing at "KROQ Weenie Roast”

June 5 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Appearing at "Live 105 BFD"

June 8 Chicago, IL House of Blues

June 12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival

June 22 Del Mar, CA Del Mar Fairgrounds* Appearing at "San Diego County Fair"

June 30 Milwaukee, WI Henry Maier Festival Park*Appearing at "Summerfest"

July 16 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre Appearing at "OC Fair"

July 19 Sacramento, CA Cal Expo* Appearing at "California State Fair"

Neon Tree’s debut album, Habits, has garnered amazing reviews and uniform praise for their energy-packed live show. Billboard said “Neon Trees bring fist pumps to the dancefloor…” and the record packs “plenty of get up and go.” Anthemic first single “Animal” blew up Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, going platinum in a matter of weeks. Tours with the likes of My Chemical Romance, blistering sets at SXSW and Coachella, and appearances all over late night television have made Neon Trees an unstoppable force this year. The band recently made a stop at The Late Show with David Letterman for free food in the green room and a stellar performance of their newest single “Your Surrender” (Check it out http://is.gd/9yUl6u).

For more information go to www.NeonTreens.com

BLONDIE Announce Release of NEW Studio Album and Video for Mother!

Blondie have announced the release of their ninth studio album, titled Panic of Girls, out in September 2011 via the bands own imprint. On Panic Of Girls, the New York City-based sextet create a sound that is more recognizable than ever, achieving a timeless pop sheen. The album was predominantly recorded in Woodstock, New York and was produced by Jeff Saltzman (the Killers, Fischerspooner) and Kato Khandwala (Paramore, Papa Roach).

The new album finds Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and Clem Burke returning with newer band mates in tow- Leigh Fox, who’s been with the group since it reunited in ’97; new guitarist Tommy Kessler; and keyboardist Katz-Bohen. Collaborating with new producers and songwriters, Blondie have created one of the most impressive collections of songs in their storied career; the result is sheer pop perfection. First single, “Mother,” is an electro-pop gem that nods to the fabled West 14th Street nightclub of the same name which attracted the most outrageous downtown luminaries and self-made superstars in the 90’s. Watch the NEW video for “Mother,” at www.blondie.net.

On this new effort- eight years since the band’s last studio effort, The Curse Of Blondie- Blondie glances backward but resolutely moves forward, remaining keenly observant of street-level pop culture and continuing to find inspiration in the roiling musical melting pot of New York City. This ethos provides Panic Of Girls with a varied track listing including a song sung in French, “Le Bleu,” which pays homage to Brel and Gainsbourg, and another in Spanish, “Work Off My Sweat,” co-written with Cuban artist Paradise N. Efecto, featuring a guest turn on trumpet by Beirut bandleader Zach Condon. The LP also features two covers; Brooklyn’s Beirut’s wilting “Sunday Smile,” along with 1985 U.K. reggae hit, “Girlie Girlie,” which fits seamlessly with Debbie’s playful and candy coated vocals. On album standout “What I Heard,” Blondie creates another signature new wave dance triumph.

Always blurring the lines of art, fashion and music, the cover of Blondie’s Panic Of Girls features the surreal hand-painted imagery of Dutch cult artist Chris Berens, who created the piece for the album. Its depiction of a kind of warped wonderland metaphorically suits Blondie at this juncture in its remarkable, 37 year-old career.

Looking back at the band’s trajectory since Blondie reformed after a 15-year hiatus and released its chart-topping comeback CD No Exit, it’s clear with this new record that the band is a part of musical history and a strong part of its current landscape. Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, selling more than 40 million albums globally and penning such hits over the course of four decades such as “One Way Or Another,” “Heart Of Glass,” “Rapture” and “Call Me,” we’ve been inspired by them, danced to them, and sang with them and we are thrilled to add one more record to our prized collection.

Lelia Broussard Makes The Top Two In The Rolling Stone

Hot off the heels of an incredibly successful run of West Coast shows, Lelia Broussard has claimed her spot in the top two of Rolling Stone’s So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star contest. Hand-picked as one of the sixteen best unsigned artists in the nation by the editors of Rolling Stone, she is now one step closer to gracing the cover of one of the magazine's August issues and will be performing on the main stage at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. This final round of voting will close on July 1, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST with the winner being announced and performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and appearing on the August 18 issue of Rolling Stone (on newsstands August 5).

Lelia was just thirteen when she picked up a guitar and hasn’t looked back since. Adamant about pursuing her passion for music, she has created a successful independent career for herself using her ingenuity and the mediums available to her. Through social networking and word of mouth, Broussard’s MySpace has received over 11 million plays and her YouTube artist page has aggregated over 5 million views. Lelia’s out of the box cover of Beyonce’s “All The Single Ladies” garnered almost two million views on YouTube. This past January, Russell Simmons selected Lelia as one of his five favorite current unsigned pop/rock artists in his “Hip-Pop Challenge.” Broussard also used the internet and her social networking skills to raise over $15,000 to record Masquerade on Kickstarter.com, her campaign was one of the most successful music projects on the popular indie fundraising site at that time.

East Coasters, Ms. Broussard will be playing a show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on June 3rd. Let us know if you’d like tickets!

Point your browser to http://www.leliabroussard.com for more information or give us a shout!

Ars Nova Announces June 20th Benefit Party for 54/10 Music Marathon

On the heels of unveiling the line-up for the 2nd Annual 54/10 Music Marathon, Ars Nova – New York City’s premier hub for emerging creative talent – has announced the 54/10 benefit party set for June 20th - An Evening with Freestyle Love Supreme. It will be held at Ars Nova and directly supports the 54/10 Music Marathon, which will offer two blissful weeks of eclectic live music from NYC’s best up-and coming bands during June 14-25th.

The captivatingly talented Freestyle Love Supreme will return to its Ars Nova roots for a live show unlike any other. Over the past decade, their one-of-a-kind interactive blend of music, comedy and hip-hop has earned them the title of "masters in the art of freestyle rhyme" from the New York Times. Helmed by the creators of the Grammy & Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights Bill Sherman and Lin Manuel Miranda, Freestyle Love Supreme’s six performers are driven by improvisation and take the crowd on a hurry-fasten-your-seatbelt ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized music numbers. Their performance at Ars Nova will take a special format in which each member will take the spotlight solo before coming together for an unforgettable performance.

In addition to announcing the benefit party, Ars Nova has just added Omar Zubair, Corey TuT, Clydesdale Erotic and Basement Batman to the 54/10 Music Marathon line-up. Spanning jazz rock to piano pop to orchestral space rock to experimental pop, the 54/10 line-up consists of NYC’s most exciting and dynamic new bands. Advanced tickets for the 54/10 Music Marathon are available NOW for $5 via Ars Nova’s web site, www.arsnovanyc.com. Tickets will also be available during 54/10 for $10 online and $15 at the door. City Winery joins Brooklyn Brewery and Buffalo Trace Whiskey as one of this year’s sponsors for 54/10.

Along with these incredible live shows from the cream of NYC’s new musical crop, there will also be food trucks galore stationed outside of Ars Nova because what is a summer music marathon without delicious food? Throughout 54/10, the Joyride Ice Cream Truck, Eddie’s Pizza Truck, Go Burger, Kimchi Taco Truck and Jiannetto’s Pizza will be keeping the Ars Nova crowds well fed.

Ars Nova is a non-profit artist hub committed to cultivating and fostering a vibrant community of emerging artists in the worlds of theater, comedy and music. Founded in memory of Gabe Weiner, Ars Nova offers performance series, exceptional production values, a state-of-the-art venue, artist residencies, retreats, a commissioning program and unique workshop productions, all geared towards providing the next generation of artists with opportunities to bring their work to life from the earliest stages of development to live performances. For this reason and so many more, Ars Nova is truly a New York City treasure.

Ticket Info for An Evening with Freestyle Love Supreme: *Tickets are available now at www.arsnovanyc.com $100 Benefit Ticket: open bar, a seat at the 8pm seated performance and a pass to the 9:30pm dance party with all the artists from the 54/10 line-up. $250 Backstage Pass: pre-show cocktail party hosted by Freestyle Love Supreme, open bar, reserved seat for the performance, pass to the dance party and an all-access pass for two to the 54/10 Music Marathon. $500 VIP Ticket: pre-show cocktail party hosted by Freestyle Love Supreme, open bar, VIP seating for the performance, table service, pass to the dance party and an all-access pass for two to Ars Nova for the rest of 2011, including 54/10.

For full line-up: www.arsnovanyc.com

Excited To Introduce... Rosi Golan!

Rosi Golan’s songwriting can most closely be likened to the unpredictable weather that sweeps in during the spring, and then reaches full bloom during the summer. The sun-drenched season is filled with not just the warm air and care-free atmosphere, but with the intense, flash thunderstorms; all of which categorize Rosi's stunning sophomore effort Lead Balloon, out August 30th.

Over the years this incredible songstress has worked to refine and hone her sound, collecting new elements and crafting it in the places she finds herself. The Israeli-born singer has made many stops in her travels, including Germany, Paris, and finally, Los Angeles. Her unique talent for rich, dark melodies showcases a voice that not only draws you in, but still haunts you the next day. The Drifter & The Gypsy, Rosi’s debut, generated several songs that were prominently featured on numerous television shows (including One Tree Hill and Private Practice) and in film (Dear John). On the strength of Drifter, Rosi embarked on a series of tours that saw her traipsing the globe before finally laying new roots down on the west coast where she began recording Lead Balloon.

Written over the past two years during breaks from touring, Lead Balloon perfectly captures the environment where Rosi brought each song to fruition – there is the bone-damp chill of London, the constant buzz of Brooklyn and the arid wind of Los Angeles. Produced by Tony Berg (Phantom Planet, Aimee Mann), the album moves fluidly between genres, containing songs steeped in Americana, clever pop currents running throughout, and thoughtful folk. “Every song was its own entity. The only thing that glued the record together was my voice, and maybe the constant of an acoustic guitar,” says Rosi. The gorgeous title track “Lead Balloon” borrows from the best of country roots, with Golan harmonizing alongside a mournful lap steel, buoyed by its steady beat. If Lead Balloon serves as the album’s thematic statement, the opener and lead single “Paper Tiger” is its contrast; a honey-vocalled kiss-off that chugs along to resolution through strings, triangles and a xylophone. Other notable tracks include the quietly stirring “Everything is Brilliant” and the heart wrenching “Fly Away.”

Track Listing For Lead Balloon:

1. Paper Tiger

2. You & I

3. Flicker

4. Everything Is Brilliant

5. I Like You

6. Lead Balloon

7. Underneath A Beating Heart

8. Say It Anyway

9. Seeing Ghosts

10. Fly Away

11. Can’t Go Back

12. A Lot Of Things

Catch Rosi On Tour This Summer With Matt Duke:

June 9 @ Enoteca Wine Bar – Pilegrove, NJ

June 10 @ Burlap & Bean - Newton Sq, PA

June 11 @ 939 Club - Boston, MA

June 14 @ Jammin Java, Vienna VA

June 15 @ Rockwood Stage 2

June 16 @ Triumph Brew - New Hope, PA

June 17 @ Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA

THE GOOD NATURED - new track and video released by UK Dark Pop trio

Watch the brand new video to “Skeleton” - http://youtu.be/hd90W09MuVU

Listen to the track here - http://snd.sc/f8lxKC

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The Good Natured, recently signed to Regal/Parlophone Records in the UK, offer a catchy Gothic twist on Electro-Pop with their track “Skeleton.” The Skeleton EP will be released in the US in October 2011 and will coincide with the band’s appearance at CMJ. The track describes being stripped of emotional and physical coverings, leaving you with nothing to hide; metaphorically stripped down to two skeletons standing alone. Following on the March 2011 US release of the band’s Be My Animal EP and The Good Natured’s enthusiastic reception for their SxSW debut, “Skeleton” confirms the band as a force to be reckoned with. It’s an effervescent blend of raw passion and dancefloor-friendly synth-pop, with frontwoman Sarah McIntosh’s dramatic vocals propelled by a driving rhythm section. The video features the striking 20-year-old and her trio; Sarah’s shock of jet black hair, gamine-esque frame, pale skin and ease in front of the camera is proof that the young Londoner is a star in the making.

The Good Natured consists of Sarah; “George” on drums and her brother, Hamish McIntosh, on bass. In the songs featured on the Skeleton EP, Sarah displays her compellingly mature command of the nuances of serious pop music, combined with the darker, and often more sensual, emotional and lyrical content of the Gothic. The EP tracks “Skeleton” and “Wolves” were both produced by Patrik Berger, known for his work with Robyn.

The Good Natured have already been making a name for themselves with their previous EPs, Be My Animal and Your Body Is A Machine, as well as their cover of Sufjan Stevens’ “For The Widows In Paradise; For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti.” These have boosted their popularity on music blogs so much so that they were in the top 10 most searched acts on Hypemachine recently. The band have received strong support in the UK from Nick Grimshaw, Huw Stephens and Jo Whiley amongst others on BBC Radio One, plus XFM and 6 Music.

With their ability to write such catchy songs while staying true to the Dark-Pop theme, it's no surprise that The Good Natured’s fans are so loyal, or that blogs and forums and all over the web are already clamoring for more music.

Praise for THE GOOD NATURED:

“Fronted by 19-year-old Sarah McIntosh, you could say the U.K. band sounds a little like a darker, goth version of Kate Nash or even a techo-infused Lily Allen.” – Nylon

“First came La Roux, then came Florence and the Machine. So are you ready for the next ethereal-voiced UK songstress? Meet Sarah McIntosh.” – US Weekly

"A compelling new talent” – The Sunday Times

"Swirling exciting Synth pop” – The Times

"An exciting prospect indeed" – Artrocker

"This is how pop should be done" – Time Out

SoundCloud The Good Natured - "Skeleton" by EMI-Artist-Publicity

Data Romance Releases Self-Tited EP This June

The colliding enigmatic sounds on Data Romance’s self-titled debut EP blur the lines between genres, creating a sound totally unique. Ajay Bhattacharyya and Amy Kirkpatrick, both 25, first came together two years ago in their hometown of Victoria on Canada’s Vancouver Island. A quirky community that nurtures a diverse, tight-knit music scene around Lucky Bar; where Ajay first found future partner Amy. Summoned by a friend into lending his drumming skill for her singer-songwriter talents, they immediately clicked. Each discovered artistic talent the other had that would eventually be incorporated into the music. Kirkpatrick was using her training to do lights for the city’s biggest clubs. Bhattacharyya, meanwhile, had come to the city to study sound design for film, mentored by the likes of master Craig Berkey, who has worked on movies like No Country For Old Men, True Grit, and Transformers. Kirkpatrick’s lighting experience definitely influenced Data Romance’s highly visual live show, while Bhattacharyya’s film training can be heard in the album’s most intricate tracks.

Featuring their addictive first single, “The Deep,” the EP’s electronic layers are an introduction to the band’s full spectrum. From the feminine aspect, evoking the mystical eroticism and a pop sound of a Lykke Li or Bat For Lashes, to incorporating a machine-dream feel suggestive of circuit-bending Nine Inch Nails. Out of these paradoxes, the duo forges a deeply personal sound spectacle all its own.

“I want to take the pop format, push boundaries, and fuck it up – but with a voice over it that people can relate to. I love music with real emotion, but then I force myself to see how digital and noisy I can make it. That approach just made me think of the dichotomy between Amy and me,” Bhattacharyya says.

Recorded over a 6 month period, the band spent last year getting more aggressive and cinematic with its sound. Like a mad scientist, Bhattacharyya experimented with classic synths from Moog, Doepfer, and Sequential Electronics, ambitiously layering the fat analog sounds with surprising instruments like tablas, mandolins, and his own voice, which he’d record and process allowing him to add in his own emotion. The result is intoxicating layers of eerie and addicting audio creations. Notable tracks include the EP’s opener and single “The Deep,” which uses epic synthesizers and distortion to contrast the submerged passion in Amy’s voice as she coos hypnotically, in a tale of obsession and regret. “Street Lights” and especially “Bullets” represent Data Romance’s poppier yet still unpredictable side, forging an indelible pop hook out of jagged melancholy. On “Street Lights,” an insistent house beat builds to a chorus of “Here is all I ever want”: it’s sad yet uplifting, a poignant confessional disguised as a dancefloor anthem.

Official Track Listing for the EP

1. The Deep

2. Bullets

3. Arms

4. Street Lights

The Data Romance EP, releasing June 7th on SQE, provides the first taste of what to expect from the band’s full-length album, due out in early 2012. The video for “The Deep” will be released next month.

For more information on Data Romance point your browser to: www.data-romance.com

Explosive New Band Pixikill Release Debut EP

Just one of them would be enough energy to light up Los Angeles. But even better, there’s two. Teenage sisters Jewel & Blaire Restaneo, front-women of Pixikill, will release their first EP The Luring on June 21st. The 5 song EP, which was executive produced by award winning multi-platinum songwriter/producer PJ Bianco (Jonas Brothers, Metro Station), was written entirely by Jewel and Blaire and features their explosive first single “Chameleon.” Check out the video for “Chameleon” HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grskY2IMyec, which the girls produced, directed, and edited themselves. Before being able to truly appreciate the music though, you must know the origin of their namesake which the band credits to an unlikely source. “People often mistake Pixies for Fairies… In original folklore, Pixies are actually evil creatures. In our own sort of way ‘Pixikill’ is like fighting evil; it’s the superhero in us,” says the sisters.

Pixikill is music with a message. The lead single and album opener “Chameleon” jumps at you with its fast-paced melody, boldly declaring to be your own person while the dark and tempestuous “Vampire” isn’t so obvious says the sisters, “We want to go beyond what’s typically being written about. A typical song is a love song or a party song. ‘Vampire’ is about depression, and lyrically it could be about a person suffering from depression, or it could be about the object that is pulling them into depression. We like taking it to that level, and then leaving some gray area for the listener to think for themselves.” Other notable songs include, “Your Highness” which screams of empowerment and the beat heavy “Riddle,” an anthem for being self confident.

Long before they were killing pixies, Jewel and Blaire were little country firecrackers growing up in a haunted old Stagecoach Inn outside of Pittsburgh, PA. During many days spent alternately goofing off to the Spice Girls CDs, selling their own albums and donating the money to children’s hospitals, two things became clear: they were talented, and they had heart. This made them perfect fits for the national touring company of Annie. After rocking the hard knock life, they adopted New York City as home while starring on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun and A Christmas Carol, along with making several appearances in kid roles on Saturday Night Live. After four years in New York, Jewel and Blaire headed for Los Angeles, where they started playing guitar, writing original songs, and walking the road that led them to Pixikill.

The crackling energy from the band is made up of Jewel and Blaire who handle the songwriting and arranging duties along with guitars, vocals, and synth, while Mike Kimchi plays drums and Victor Trevino and Chris Norwood multi-task with bass, guitar, keyboards, and synth. The bands collision of personality, experience, and feeling has marked Pixikill as ones to watch.

The official track listing for The Luring:

1. Chameleon

2. Riddle

3. Vampire

4. Your Highness (produced by Wizardz of Oz)

5. Scuba

Full-length album slated for release next year!

For more information point your browser to www.pixikill.com or give us a shout!

Jenny And Johnny Hit The Road For Second Leg Of Spring Tour!

For those of you who haven’t heard – Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice banded together last August and released I’m Having Fun Now (Warner Bros.). The album is rife with essential tracks for every self respecting summer mix tape. The Rilo Kiley front-woman and the solo artist troubadour have been collaborating on and off for years, each contributing to the other's solo records and live shows, but with this record they had a different intention: using their two voices in close harmony and playing practically every instrument themselves. The result is an eleven song thirty-five minute blast of whip-smart rock and roll.

Jenny And Johnny have spent the last year traversing the states, crossing the pond and heading down under in a whirlwind international tour. From Laneway to Coachella, Sasquatch to Glastonbury, from Conan to Kimmel, the two J’s are making the rounds, spreading their slew of up-beat choruses, refrains wrought with worldly cynicism and harmonious discord. The band is excited to begin the second leg of their spring 2011 tour where they will not only play headlining gigs, but lend support to comrades Bright Eyes and Death Cab For Cutie as well. See full list of dates below.

Check out their music video (directed by Autumn de Wilde) for single “Big Wave” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQAF5xLOliA

Check out their performance of "My Pet Snakes" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vsmfxPrLvc and "Scissor Runner" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5Bcbb5FtVc on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

…And check out this cover of Jonathan Rice’s "End Of The Affair" from last year’s CMJ Festival in NYC because magic moments like this only happen on tour! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOml55Cnd90

Full Tour Dates:

5/25 Oakland, CA @ New Parish ^

5/27 Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheatre **

5/28 George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival

5/29 Vancouver, BC @ Venue

5/31 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory *

6/1 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

6/3 Denver, CO @ Filmore Auditorium *

6/4 Council Bluffs, OM @ Westfair Amphitheatre #

6/6 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen ^

6/8 Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Company ^

6/10 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah ^^

6/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box ^^

^ w/ Nik Freitas ** w/ Bright Eyes & Death Cab For Cutie * w/ Bright Eyes # w/ Bright Eyes, Dave Bazan & Con Dios ^^ w/ Nik Freitas & La Sera

www.jennyandjohnnymusic.com

DELUKA Joins Lollapalooza Line-Up!

Brooklyn, NY by way of Birmingham, UK four-piece Deluka are excited to announce that they are joining the 2011 Lollapalooza line-up! The band, lead by dynamic front woman Ellie Innocenti, released their irresistible debut record, You Are the Night, late last year and have been taking the US by storm with a magnetic live show that has left both fans and critics raving.

The band is currently in Brooklyn at the VEL Records studios working on new material and will be heading to Chicago with an arsenal of new songs as well as fan favorites including current single “OMFG” and first single “Cascade,” which spent 9 weeks on the alternative charts. The band has challenged their fans to unlock the release of their first new song by reaching 10,000 views of their video for “OMFG.” Visit www.deluka.com to check out the video and help to unlock a new Deluka track.

ARS NOVA Announces 2nd Annual 54/10 Music Marathon!

Ars Nova – New York City’s premier hub for emerging creative talent – is proud to announce the line-up for its 2nd Annual 54/10 Music Marathon, taking place June 13-25th, 2011. A jam-packed two-week run of live music from bands on the brink, 54/10 is guaranteed to open your eyes – and ears – to the best of the New York City’s up-and-coming artists. Advanced tickets will be available for $5 beginning May 11th via Ars Nova’s web site, www.arsnovanyc.com. Tickets will also be available during 54/10 for $10 online and $15 at the door. Doors for all shows open at 7:30pm with an 8:00pm start time. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street and 10th Avenue, New York, NY, 10019. This year, 54/10 is sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and Buffalo Trace Whiskey , which Ars Nova is proud to serve in addition to its full bar menu.

A benefit concert will kick off the 54/10 Music Marathon on June 13th. More details on this will be announced in the coming weeks.

Showcasing and developing emerging artists is not just a passion for Ars Nova but its mission. Offering music, comedy and theater programming, Ars Nova – a rare gem in the city of New York – goes beyond providing artists with exceptional production values and a state-of-the-art venue. The not-for-profit artist hub also offers a variety of programs and performance series to help cultivate and foster a vibrant community of artists. Committed to nurturing outside-the-box thinking and innovative, genre-bending work, Ars Nova offers artist residencies, retreats, a commissioning program and unique workshop productions, all geared towards providing artists a wide variety of opportunities to bring new work to life from the earliest stages of development to live performances.

After 54/10’s successful launch last summer with featured performances from Jay Brannan, The Woes, The Defibulators and Cynthia Hopkins, this year’s line-up is once again loaded with sets from some of NYC’s most dynamic and inspiring new artists, including the one-woman experimental pop wonder Unicornicopia, indie pop-rockers Murder Mystery and composer/actor/musician Justin Levine, who served as the musical director and a performer in the Broadway rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Also gracing the Ars Nova stage is 7-piece jazz-rock band Great Caesar, orchestral space rockers Miracles of Modern Science and indie piano-pop outfit Thunder and Lightning, the new band from former Harlem Shakes drummer Brent Katz. ARMS - yet another band featuring a former Harlem Shakes member, Todd Goldstein – will bring their lo-fi and evocative songs to 54/10 after a residency at Piano’s earlier this year.

By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova strives to cultivate a new generation of artists while offering affordable live entertainment to the young audiences who frequent the venue. With ten nights of eclectic, cutting-edge and affordable music from exciting new bands, 54/10 is a perfect example of Ars Nova’s programming at its best. Building on their track record of presenting brilliant new music (Semi Precious Weapons, Langhorne Slim and The Spring Standards are among the bands who have played early career shows at the venue), Ars Nova is thrilled to welcome the performers in this year’s 54/10 line-up into their artist community.

For the full line-up, tickets and band websites, please visit www.arsnovanyc.com/5410. Come join us for these incredible shows!

The Lennon Bus Premieres The Digital Wish Tree Project on IFC.com!

Filmed over three days in Miami in association with Avid, The Betsy Hotel and the SAE Institute, the short film is inspired by the installation of Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree at the Betsy Hotel from April 28 – May 1, 2011

The Lennon Bus, in association with Avid, The Betsy Hotel, and the SAE Institute, has premiered the Digital Wish Tree Project on IFC.com. Filmed over three days in Miami and produced in Avid Media Composer, the piece is inspired by Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree at the Betsy Hotel from April 28-May 1, 2011. The Wish Tree, which has been installed in museums and cultural centers around the world, invites the public to write their personal wishes for peace and tie them to a tree branch. The Lennon Bus took this idea one step further by creating a multimedia project compiling the Wish Tree contributions from the Miami community. The film was premiered on May 1st at The Betsy Hotel at the O, Miami Closing Poetry Party, and is now making its worldwide premiere on IFC.com.

Click here to view the video: http://www.ifc.com/news/2011/05/the-john-lennon-tour-bus-digit.php

The Lennon Bus is a non-profit mobile recording studio and HD production facility that travels the country year-round providing students of all ages with hands on multimedia experiences. Pulling up to conferences such as NAMM and TEDActive, music festivals such as SXSW and Hangout Festival, and touring with artists such as the Black Eyed Peas and The Warped Tour, the Bus offers the public access to the state-of-the-art technology used by the professionals. With the assistance of three on-board engineers, students learn how to write, perform, record, and produce original songs, produce and shoot music videos and documentaries and complete a broadcast quality music video – all in one day. Visit the Lennon Bus YouTube page for more of the Bus’ creations: http://www.youtube.com/user/johnlennonbus

www.lennonbus.org

SOUNDGARDEN Announces Remaining Dates of Summer 2011 Tour!!

Soundgarden reveal thirteen newly added shows to their recently announced July tour, including a performance at the Ottawa Blues Fest on July 5th - completing the Summer routing. The long awaited announcement of the band’s first tour in over 13 years was greeted with an outpouring of excitement --Rolling Stone dubbed it as one of the “Summers Hottest Tours.” Coheed and Cambria and The Mars Volta will open for Soundgarden on the first and second half of the tour respectively, and Queens of the Stone Age and Meat Puppets will join the band on the last two dates of the run.

The seventeen shows will finish up with a homecoming concert in Seattle at The Gorge on July 30th joined by very special guests Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and Meat Puppets. This is the first Seattle concert since the intimate, surprise show held at the Showbox in 2010. See all dates below.

The pre-sale for the Soundgarden fan club begins on May 9. Public on-sales for Uncasville, CT, Newark, NJ, Wantagh, NY, Fairfax, VA, San Francisco, CA and Vancouver, BC, start on May 13, and May 14 for London, ON, Mansfield, MA, Atlantic City, NJ, Chicago, IL, Las Vegas, NV and George, WA.

Stay tuned to www.soundgardenworld.com for additional updates.

Dates Announced:

# with Coheed and Cambria * with The Mars Volta ^ with Queens of the Stone Age and Meat Puppets ^^ with Queens of the Stone Age, Mastodon and Meat Puppets

7/2/11 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre #

7/3/11 London, ON @ John Labatt Centre #

7/5/11 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Fest- LeBreton Flats Park

7/6/11 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena #

7/8/11 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center #

7/9/11 Wantagh, NY @Nikon at Jones Beach Theater #

7/10/11 Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center For The Performing Arts #

7/12/11 Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center at George Mason University *

7/13/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing *

7/14/11 Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center *

7/16/11 Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion *

7/18/11 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *

7/21/11 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center *

7/22/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum *

7/23/11 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint *

7/29/11 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena ^

7/30/11 George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre ^^

MIDDLE CLASS RUT to release new single;Warped Tour and Linkin Park European dates announced!

Fast-rising Sacramento-based rock duo Middle Class Rut continues to gain momentum following the release of their widely praised debut album, No Name No Color (Bright Antenna/ Independent Label Group). No Name No Color earned them the title of “2011 Artist to Watch” by MTV, who declared it “an accomplished full-length full of Led Zeppelin-like dirges and socio-politically charged anthems.” In addition, the album’s first single, “New Low,” which reached #5 at Alternative Rock Radio, brought the band to the attention of USA Today, which profiled MC Rut in its “On the Verge” section.

View the video for “New Low” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5GYOsKLp6o

Already a word-of-mouth sensation for their incendiary, aggressive live shows and massive sound, MC Rut will be hitting the road hard this summer, including European dates with Linkin Park starting June 10 in Stockholm, Sweden and three weeks of dates on the Vans Warped Tour starting on July 21 in Camden, NJ (scroll down for complete tour dates). In addition, the duo has announced that they’ll be releasing their second single, “Busy Bein’ Born,” in mid-May as well as an accompanying video.

MC Rut has been eagerly embraced by rock fans and the press for their stunning debut, which artfully blurs the line between heavy and melodic with raw, energized rock and roll. But their success didn’t happen overnight. The duo, Zack Lopez (vocals, guitar) and Sean Stockham (drums), have been playing together since they were teenagers. The pair records every song they write together almost immediately in their rehearsal space, capturing the instantaneous spirit of a track while still in the moment. They've toured with a range of artists, including Social Distortion, Alice in Chains, Them Crooked Vultures, The Bronx and ...Trail Of Dead.

MIDDLE CLASS RUT TOUR DATES # with Linkin Park % Vans Warped Tour

05/05/11 Salt Air Pavilion (Indoor Stage) (Magna, UT)

5/21/11 RFK Stadium (Washington, DC) “DC 101 Chili Cookoff w/Weezer

5/22/11 Jillian’s (Albany, NY)

5/23/11 The Chance Entertainment Complex (Poughkeepsie, NY)

5/24/11 Water Street Music Hall @ Water Street (Rochester, NY)

5/25/11 Mohawk Place (Buffalo, NY)

5/27/11 The Loft (Lansing, MI)

5/28/11 Verizon Wireless Music Center (Noblesville, IN)

06/05/11 Shoreline Amphitheatre - LIVE105 BFD (Mountain View, CA)

07/21/11 Susquehanna Bank Center (Camden, NJ) %

07/22/11 First Niagara Pavilion (Burgettstown, PA) %

07/23/11 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Uniondale, NY) %

07/24/11 Monmouth Park Racetrack (Oceanport, NJ) %

07/26/11 Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, MD) %

07/27/11 Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA) %

07/28/11 Charlotte Verizon Wireless (Charlotte, NC) %

07/29/11 Firestone Amphitheatre (Orlando, FL) %

07/30/11 Cruzan Amphitheatre (West Palm Beach, FL) %

07/31/11 Vinoy Park (St. Petersburg, FL) %

08/01/11 Lakewood Amphitheatre (Atlanta, GA) %

08/02/11 Riverbend Music Center (Cincinnati, OH) %

08/03/11 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Maryland Heights, MO) %

08/04/11 WestFair Amphitheatre (Omaha, NE) %

08/05/11 Invesco Field at Mile High (Denver, CO) %

08/06/11 Utah State Fairgrounds (Salt Lake City, UT) %

08/07/11 Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion (Phoenix, AZ) %

08/09/11 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (Chula Vista, CA) %

08/10/11 Home Depot Center (Los Angeles, CA) %

08/11/10 Sleep Train Amphitheatre (Wheatland, CA) %

08/12/11 Idaho Center Amphitheatre (Boise/Nampa, ID) %

08/13/11 The Gorge Amphitheatre (George, WA) %

08/14/11 Washington County Fairgrounds (Hillsboro, OR) %

Parachute Adds June Headlining Shows to Summer Tour & Set To Performon

Parachute has added June U.S. headlining tour dates to their summer tour, which will kick off on June 4th with a very special show in their hometown of Charlottesville, VA. The band will then hit the road once again in July for a North American summer tour with the Goo Goo Dolls and Michelle Branch.

The band will perform their new radio hit “Something To Believe In” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 19th. Currently Top 20 on the Hot AC Chart and climbing, the song - called “a surefire hit” by Billboard - is the lead single from Parachute’s forthcoming sophomore album The Way It Was, due out May 17th on Mercury Records and produced by John Fields (Switchfoot, the Goo Goo Dolls, P!nk).

Additionally, Parachute has released two new songs from The Way It Was exclusively on iTunes – “Kiss Me Slowly,” co-written with Grammy winners Lady Antebellum, and the bright pop-rock track “You and Me,” which AOL Music just called a “Bonnie-and-Clyde themed tune.” The “Kiss Me Slowly” video can be seen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXqYw_II6Pc. Check out the charming video for “You and Me” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQzFZPEs020.

The band - magnetic frontman Will Anderson (guitars, piano, lead vocals), Kit French (saxophone, key-boards, vocals), Alex Hargrave (bass), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Nate McFarland (lead guitar, vocals) – are on tour now with Plain White T’s, treating audiences to a preview of several new songs from The Way It Was, including “You and Me,” “Halfway,” “What I Know,” and “White Dress.”

The Way It Was is the follow-up to the band’s 2009 debut album Losing Sleep (Mercury Records), which shot to #1 on the iTunes and Amazon digital albums charts and received praise from the likes of Billboard, People, Seventeen and Marie Claire. Since their debut, Parachute has performed on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Early Show and their songs have been featured on MTV’s The City and the CW’s One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries and 90210. In the live arena, the past two years have seen the band playing headlining shows and opening for the likes of Kelly Clarkson, The Script, Plain White Ts, O.A.R., 3 Doors Down and Secondhand Serenade.

www.weareparachute.com

Innerpartysystem Announces Summer Shows & Remix Contest

Innerpartysystem, whose Never Be Content EP (Red Bull Records) hit #1 on the iTunes Electronic Chart earlier this year, have announced U.S. summer shows. This run of live dates will include LIVE 105 BFD on June 5th, select shows with electronic musician/producer Skrillex and the Global Dance Festival on July 14th. Innerpartysystem is currently gearing up to hit the road for dates overseas throughout May before returning to the States to add even more heat to these summer shows. One of the most exciting live bands in the electronic world, Innerpartysystem hand-manipulates loops and effects live on stage with such technical and improvisational prowess that each show is bound to be a mind-blowing pinnacle of electronic bliss. With live drums, live mixing and a mesmerizing light show, it’s a full-on dance party that you won’t want to miss.

New single and electro gem “Not Getting Any Better,” just added to Sirius BPM, has everything you could ever ask for in an electronic song – epic beats, a melody you can’t shake and a totally entrancing groove. Five genius remixes of the song from Sander Kleinenberg, Sidney Samson, Dave Audé, Treasure Fingers and Designer Drugs will be available exclusively on Beatport on May 10th and will then be available across all digital stores on July 5th. The video for “Not Getting Any Better,” directed by Christopher Mills (Interpol, Metric) will debut at the end of May. The ambitious, 8.5 minute animated short film follows the trippy adventures of a trolley car driver in his attempt to escape the mundane life he leads.

In addition to these remixes, Innerpartysystem will also launch a remix contest for “Not Getting Any Better” on May 9th with IndabaMusic.com. The winner’s remix will be released by Red Bull Records as an official remix and will receive a prize of $1,000. Prizes will also be awarded for second and third place and honorable mentions will receive memberships to Indaba Music. Visit www.indabamusic.com/opportunities/innerpartysystem for more information on the contest.

Innerpartysystem – Patrick Nissley (vocals), Jared Piccone (drums), and Kris Barman (synth, guitar) – has been moving full throttle ahead this year, inciting a dance frenzy at SXSW, touring the U.S. with acclaimed Australian band Pendulum and selling out shows at the landmark club Madame JoJo’s and Corsica Studios in London. The video for “American Trash,” their first single from Never Be Content, is currently in rotation at MTVu and MTV2 Subterranean, while EP track “Money Makes The World Go Round” was featured on CBS’ Blue Bloods.

Innerpartysystem U.S. Live Dates: *supporting Skrillex

June 4th San Francisco, CA @ LIVE 105 BFD Pre-Party @ Club Mezzanine

June 5th Mountainview, CA @ LIVE 105 BFD @ Shoreline Amphitheatre (Subsonic Tent)

June 11th Reading, PA @ The Works (headlining show)

June 18th Dallas, TX @ Electric Daisy Carnival*

June 19th Little Rock, AR @ River Market Pavilion*

June 20th Oklahoma City @ Diamond Ballroom*

June 22nd Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater*

June 23rd Scottsdale, AZ @ The Venue Scottsdale*

June 24th Pomona, CA @ The Glass House*

July 14th Morrison, CO @ Global Dance Festival @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

www.innerpartysystem.com / www.myspace.com/innerpartysystem

THE KILLS Premiere Short Film on IFC.com TODAY

IFC.com launched the exclusive premiere of The Kills' intimate short film named after their current album, Blood Pressures, TODAY. The video is available now and can be seen HERE. Blood Pressures debuted in the Billboard Top 40 and has received some of the most glowing reviews yet in the band’s career.

The nearly eleven minute short offers a playful and close-up look at the UK duo - Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart - during the making of their recent studio album, Blood Pressures. Directed by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern for thirtytwo, it features Jamie and Alison performing "The Last Goodbye," "Pots and Pans" and "Baby Says" off the new album as well as interviews and other never before seen footage. With their basic sound intact – searing guitars, driving rhythms and sexually charged lyrical savvy – the 11 tracks on Blood Pressures find The Kills embracing a fuller sound and becoming more adventurous in the studio, while the lyrics are honest, heartfelt and sometimes just plain heartbreaking. With Mosshart’s commanding vocals and Hince’s bluesy guitar, this is their most compelling collection to date.

Blood Pressures is out now on Domino Records and The Kills are currently touring the US – full list of dates below. Please note their newly announced Terminal 5 date in NYC on August 8!

Praise for Blood Pressures album:

“The chemistry between Mosshart and Hince must be more intense than ever, because their fourth album is also their finest.” 4 stars – Rolling Stone

“… the new Kills record presents a more expansive sound from the London-based blues-punk duo.” – SPIN

“... Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart flesh out… their fourth album with thicker textures, big harmonies and lethal beats. A dark, seductive, primal heat pulsates within that maelstrom of feedback and guitar fury, which sets The Kills apart from its art-of-noise brethren.” – USA Today

“The Kills’ trademark fuzzy guitars, deadpan vocals and drum-machine minimalism are all there, too, but bumped up to a new level… Make no mistake, Blood Pressures is still characteristically sparse, but it’s also highly nuanced – no easy blend considering the two play everything save for the tuba.” – Los Angeles Times Magazine

The Kills Spring 2011 North American Tour Dates:

* w/ Cold Cave & The Entrance Band ** w/ Cold Cave ^ w/ Cold Cave & Black Angels

May 3 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre *

May 4 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *

May 5 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

May 8 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *

May 9 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market *

May 10 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *

May 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *

May 13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box **

May 14 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater ^

August 5-7 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

August 8 New York, NY @ Terminal 5

RELEASE THE SUNBIRD/ZACH ROGUE Releases Debut on 7/26!

When Rogue Wave’s Zach Rogue boarded a plane for Bloomington, Indiana in the summer of 2010, he wasn’t even sure he should be going. Following years on the road with his band, Rogue Wave, Rogue was itching to do something different, but wasn’t sure what. On a whim, he booked time at a studio called Russian Recording, run by his friend Mike Bridavsky in Bloomington, and bought himself a plane ticket. Bringing a couple acoustic guitars with him, as well as the fragments of a few not-anywhere-near-finished songs, Rogue knew he was moving forward without any real sense of what he was moving forward towards.

The result of these sessions turned out to be some of the most remarkable music Rogue has made to date. He titled the project Release The Sunbird, and will be releasing his first album under that moniker – entitled Come Back to Us – on Brushfire Records on July 26th, 2011.

Release The Sunbird is a side project, but it’s not. Release The Sunbird is a solo project, but it’s not. Slapping a label on it to make it easy to categorize is tempting, but is ultimately doing a disservice to the incredible record Rogue has made. Come Back to Us is glowing from the inside out, the edges of the songs blurring in hazy focus, lifted by beautiful harmonies, meditative phrase repetition and lilting melodies. These songs are not the sort of cast-off melancholia or ambient electronic experiments in which other artists indulge when they’ve escaped from their band for a moment. Come Back to Us is sun-kissed, joyful and simply one of the most lovely albums you will hear this year.

But let’s take it a step back for a second – the time leading up to Rogue’s trip to Bloomington had helped to establish him as one of independent music’s most reliable musical voices. His records with his band Rogue Wave were critically acclaimed, allowing them to tour with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Jack Johnson, Spoon, Nada Surf, The Shins and more. Their albums – two of which were released on Sub Pop, two of which was released on Jack Johnson’s very own Brushfire Records – saw their songs scattered across the film and television worlds, appearing in Napoleon Dynamite, Heroes, Weeds, Nip/Tuck and more. Following a lengthy touring cycle for Rogue Wave’s most recent album, Permalight, Rogue simply wasn’t sure where he wanted to go next, until he decided Bloomington would be it with no plan, not very many songs and a great deal of hope.

The sense of possibility that accompanied Rogue into the recording process is evident on Come Back to Us, the recording of which ultimately became a community effort amongst the many musicians in Bloomington, IN. Drummer Pete Shreiner, bassist/vocalist Kenny Childers and vocalist Kate Long helped to bring out new sides of Rogue as a songwriter and vocalist, infusing his voice with a familiar intimacy. With lyrics that explore the vagaries of love, loss, memory, and the deceptive simplicity of hope, Rogue’s new songs are presented with an essential quality, as if every captured sound is ultimately serving the song. Sometimes these sounds are string squeaks, bent notes, or a breath here and there, and often it is the sound of the room itself, a space full of friends playing together. Whether bolstered by warm organ hums on opener “It’s All Around You” or lingering in the sparse spaces of “A New You,” whether simmering in the tension of “Paper Allies” or the delicate lightness of “Always Like the Son,” Come Back to Us is a re-introduction to an artist whose musical voice you thought you already knew.

In the tradition of artists like Lee Hazelwood, Emitt Rhodes, Levon Helm and more, Rogue has made a record that’s engaging for its fluidity and openness. This might be the best kind of musical departure a successful songwriter can hope for: a new showcase for talents he might not have known he had in the first place.

Gruff Rhys Documentary SEPARADO! - New York Premiere @ BAMcinemaFeston June 18th

Gruff Rhys, enigmatic solo artist and singer and songwriter for celebrated Welsh space rock outfit Super Furry Animals, has spent the past five years crafting his first feature documentary, “Separado!” Directed by Dylan Goch & Gruff Rhys, “Separado!” takes us on a pan continental road trip in search of Rhys’ long lost Patagonian uncle, the poncho wearing guitarist Rene Griffiths. Dylan Goch follows Gruff Rhys on a tour that takes in the theatres, nightclubs and desert tea houses of Wales, Brazil and the Argentine Andes as he discovers what became of his family, the Welsh Diaspora and its musical legacy. In 2010 the film won The Sound and Vision category at Copenhagen’s documentary film festival CPH DOX and was an official selection for The Los Angeles Film Festival and SXSW. It is currently on a 12 city tour of Mexico as part of Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal’s Ambulante film festival.

In advance of the NYC premiere – please feel free to download “Pengwyn Pengwyn” off the films soundtrack https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=UnlBb24vcGtlM1R2Wmc9PQ

Check out the trailer for Separado! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2IfD-6iS3Y

The documentary will have its New York premiere during the BAMcinemaFest on June 18th at 9:30pm. BAMcinemaFEST launched in the summer of 2009 in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of BAMcinématek, BAM’s acclaimed repertory film program. In two short years, the young festival has hosted New York premieres of Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture, Aaron Katz’s Cold Weather, the Duplass brothers’Cyrus among many others. Tickets will go on sale on May 23rd through the BAM website.

Prior to the screening, Gruff Rhys will be playing two live shows in NYC (full tour dates, below) as part of his nationwide tour in support of his forthcoming third solo album Hotel Shampoo out NEXT WEEK via Wichita Recordings. Gruff will be supported and joined on stage by Y Niwl. The title of the record is a reference to Gruff’s unfortunate habit of hoarding mini shampoo bottles and other complimentary hotel products whilst on tour. The album is filled with shimmering slices of kaleidoscopic, cinematic pop.The Sunday Independent (UK) said “No man in Britain has a lovelier voice than Rhys, and if you're looking for meanderingly melodic psych-pop, you wouldn't turn to anyone else first.” while Pitchfork hails the album as “…expertly mastered…” Check out the videos for enticing singles "Sensations In The Dark" and "Shark Ridden Waters".

Catch Gruff Rhys On Tour **:

5/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

5/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

5/20 Washington, DC @Red Palace

5/21 Carrboro, NC @Local 506

5/22 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

5/24 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

5/25 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree

5/27 Austin, TX @ Mohawk

5/28 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

5/30 Tempe, AZ @ Sail Inn / Rhythm Room

5/31 San Diego, CA @ Casbah

6/1 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

6/2 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop/ Popscene

6/3 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

6/4 Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore

6/5 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

6/8 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

6/9 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s

6/10 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room

6/11 Toronto, Canada @ Horseshoe Tavern

6/14 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

6/15 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

**All dates with support from backing band Y Niwl

www.gruffrhys.com

www.separado.co.uk

www.turnstilemusic.net

Hollerado Premiere New One-Take Video for Got To Lose

Last we heard from Hollerado on the video front, the band's insane, one-take "Human 8-bit" video for "Americanarama" was burning up the Internet, going on to earn widespread praise and top year-end best of lists and closing in on one million views.

Now those most lovable Canadian tricksters are back with another low budget one-shot masterpiece, once again teaming up with director Greg Jardin, this time adding L.A. dance troupe the Atomic Cherry Bombs and 53 umbrellas for "Got To Lose," the latest single from the band's debut Record In A Bag.

Says Hollerado front man Menno Versteeg, "We love doing one take videos with Greg because they make us feel like we are in elementary school gym-class. This shoot was basically a giant obstacle course that we had to try and figure out before our day of shooting time expired.”

The video was shot on March 22nd, just five days after Jardin won SXSW's music video jury award for "Americanarama," on the Jim Hensen soundstage in Los Angles. Versteeg adds, "This explains how our drummer Jake is so effortlessly channelling the ghost of Animal."

Check out the video here (embeddable link below): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DYy0EsC8TM

Hollerado, who were nominated for Best New Group at the 2011 Juno Awards in Canada, took the U.S. by storm this year tirelessly touring the continent alongside bands such as Weezer, Fucked Up, Titus Andronicus, Gang of Four, Free Energy, and Fang Island.

Embeddable link:

www.hollerado.com

MATISYAHU Announces Summer 2011 Tour Dates!

Grammy-nominated reggae artist Matisyahu will be heading out on tour this summer in support of his latest release, Live at Stubb’s Vol. II. With a staggering 54 tour dates this summer, Matisyahu will be zig-zagging his way across the country kicking off his run of dates in Boston on June 25, making a stop at Red Rocks in Colorado opening for Blues Traveler on July 4, and playing special select dates with The Wailers. Live at Stubb’s Vol. II is Matisyahu’s first offering since his 2009 critically acclaimed studio album Light, which debuted inside the Billboard Top 20 and whose single “One Day” was chosen as the official theme song for NBC’s 2010 Winter Olympics broadcast. Relix said the new collection is “proof that Matisyahu can naturally straddle the line between pop star and jamband stalwart like few of his peers.”

Five years after creating an indelible mark on the U.S.’ musical consciousness with the release of his groundbreaking original live album, Live at Stubb’s, Matisyahu returned to the famed Austin, TX, venue last August with his band the Dub Trio for an unforgettable live music experience. Showcasing his impressive artistic evolution and incredible vibrancy on stage, this raw and inspiring musical journey was captured in the form of Live at Stubb’s Vol. II – a rare and sure-to-be-treasured time capsule for the magic that happened in Austin that night. The collection was released as a DVD/CD and the DVD was premiered at SXSW this year in the city of its origin. Now, with three critically acclaimed albums, Matisyahu has become one of the most beloved and pioneering artists in music today with Stubb’s holding a special meaning for him and his devoted fans.

Check out these video premieres from the Live at Stubb’s Vol. II DVD: “Time of Your Song” video premiere on Relix.com: http://www.relix.com/video/artist-exclusives/2011/01/21/world-premiere-matisyahu-time-of-your-song

“One Day” and “King Without A Crown” video premieres on Consequence of Sound: http://consequenceofsound.net/2011/01/25/watch-matisyahu-live-live-at-stubbs-vol-ii-cluster-1-premiere/

Head to www.MatisyahuWorld.com for a full list of dates; fans can purchase a limited number of tickets directly from the site and get access to free tracks, discounted merchandise and other perks.

The New Regime Announces Summer Tour With Taking Back Sunday!

Rarely is so much noise generated by one individual, but Ilan Rubin has been creating, arranging and performing for years. Only 22 years old, Rubin has been involved in the music industry for most of his life, picking up the drums at 8, and in quick succession mastering the guitar, bass and piano. Armed with a veritable musical arsenal, Rubin was content to cut his teeth playing drums in numerous outfits, including stints drumming for Welsh rock act Lostprophets and industrial rock pioneers Nine Inch Nails. With The New Regime, the one-man outfit he created in 2007, Rubin has unleashed an authentic rock opus and a cheat-sheet to modern living. Through Speak Through the White Noise (available now) an album entirely written, sung and played by Rubin, The New Regime reaches the critical mass he has been moving toward the majority of his life.

Catch The New Regime’s incredible live show this summer with Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, and The Colour Revolt!

To check out the MySpace premiere point your browser here: http://www.myspace.com/video/thenewregime/the-new-regime-enjoy-the-bitterness-40-live-41/107724063

Enjoy The Bitterness is 1 of 5 previously released live videos you can watch at the bands YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/thenewregimeVIDS

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Lelia Broussard Soars Into The Top Four in Rolling Stone

2011 is still young and already it’s been a whirlwind year for this incredibly talented 21 year old. Lelia Broussard’s gorgeous full length release Masquerade hit in April to critical acclaim and in January, Russell Simmons selected Lelia as one of his five favorite current unsigned pop/rock artists in his “Hip-Pop Challenge.” But that’s not all; Rolling Stone Magazine announced yesterday that Lelia has been voted into the top four of their So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star contest!

Handpicked by the editors of Rolling Stone and executives at Atlantic Records as one of the sixteen best unsigned artists in the nation, it’s becoming quite clear that America agrees. Out of the original sixteen artists, Lelia is one of the final four that have advanced to the third round on the strength of fan votes. This round of voting will be open till May 13, so get your votes in now! The winner of the contest will grace the cover of the August issue of Rolling Stone and perform on the main stage at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.

Lelia was just thirteen when she picked up a guitar and hasn’t looked back since. Adamant about pursuing her passion for music, she has created a successful independent career for herself using her ingenuity and the mediums available to her. Through social networking and word of mouth, Broussard’s MySpace has received over 11 million plays and her YouTube artist page has aggregated over 5 million views. Lelia’s out of the box cover of Beyonce’s “All The Single Ladies” garnered almost two million views on YouTube. Broussard also used the internet and her social networking skills to raise over $15,000 to record Masquerade on Kickstarter.com, her campaign was one of the most successful music projects on the popular indie fundraising site at that time.

If you live on the West Coast then you’re in luck! Lelia will be headed your way for a few very special shows in May, don’t miss your chance to see her charismatic set live in San Francisco at Biscuits and Blues on May 12 or in Los Angeles at Hotel Café on May 17. East Coast, stay tuned, dates to follow in the coming weeks.

Point your browser to http://www.leliabroussard.com for more information or give us a shout!

White Lies To Play Lollapalooza, Kick Off Spring Tour With Late Show Performance!

London’s White Lies will be kicking off a headlining spring run of stateside dates this May with a Late Show with David Letterman performance on May 16. The 7 city tour in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore release, Ritual, will see the band giving their fans on this side of the ocean a taste of their exciting live show! Starting May 17 in Boston at Paradise Rock Club, White Lies with guests Asobi Seksu and Sun Airway will hit major markets across the East Coast and Southern States including a stop at New York’s Terminal 5 (School of Seven Bells to support on this date only) before wrapping in Mexico City on May 26 and heading back to Europe to start a tour with Kings of Leon. The band will head back to the US later this summer for a main stage performance at Lollapalooza.

White Lies made a major splash with their incredibly enigmatic 2009 debut, To Lose My Life and their highly anticipated sophomore effort Ritual is already a smash success. With high profile appearances on the likes of The Tonight Show and sold out gigs stateside this past January, you won’t want to miss your chance to snag tickets when White Lies play a city near you this spring.

Catch The Band On Tour This Spring:

May 17 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

May 19 New York, NY Terminal 5

May 20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

May 21 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

May 24 Austin, TX Antone's

May 25 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's

May 26 Mexico City Vive Cuervo Salon

Raphael Saadiq Announces New Tour Dates & TV Appearances

While gearing up for the release of his new studio album Stone Rollin’ (May 10th), Raphael Saadiq has announced new dates to his US tour (see routing below). The Stone Rollin’ tour, which kicked off this spring included performances at SXSW and most recently, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, where Saadiq wowed crowds with his soulful throwbacks. In addition to the new dates, NPR Music is set to premiere the album on May 2nd while VH1 has added “Stone Rollin’” to its playlist. Raphael Saadiq will also promote the album on television the week of its release, performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan, Later With Carson Daly, The Tavis Smiley Show, BET’s 106 & Park and VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live.” Raphael will also be featured in an upcoming episode of Live from Abbey Road. His album track “Good Man” also just reached the Top 20 at Urban Adult radio and was just featured in the hit VH1 reality drama, Mob Wives. Another album track, “Go to Hell” will be featured on an upcoming episode.

Although not set for release until May, Stone Rollin’ has already met with acclaim from critics across the board. Billboard magazine raves, “The multifaceted artist orchestrates a skillful balance between classic influences and contemporary nuances” while NPR Music praised the album as “a fine set of polished throwback soul…a big, bright ball of energy, and it serves Saadiq’s songs well.” Rolling Stone also recently named Saadiq as the “Best Retro Soul.” On this new album, Saadiq nods to his heroes like Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Little Walter and Sly Stone, while merging his own contemporary twist, one born out of a combination of his recent touring experiences, as well as inspiration derived from indie acts that hold regular rotation in his iPod. Opening with the stomping "Heart Attack," the album’s other standout cuts include the stunning "Go To Hell," featuring his studio squad of musicians who are melodically complimented by an angelic choir and the evocative Dixieland number "Day Dreams,” featuring Robert Randolph who plays steel guitar on the track.

NEW Raphael Saadiq tour dates are as follows:

May 18 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

May 19 Richmond, VA Lewis Ginter Botanical

Gardens

May 21 W. Hampton Beach, NY PAC

May 24 Baltimore, MD Ramshead Live

May 25 Washington DC 9:30 Club

May 26 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

June 2 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

June 3 Chicago, IL Park West

June 4 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze on the West Bank

June 8 Austin, TX Stubbs

Since Raphael Saadiq's early days with the groundbreaking 80's soul trio Tony! Toni! Tone! he has carried the torch for old school R&B and in the process has established his place as one of music’s most highly regarded recording artists and producers. In addition to releasing a series of critically acclaimed solo albums that have garnered multiple awards and nominations, Saadiq has also worked behind the scenes as an award winning producer, collaborator and sideman for some of music’s biggest acts including D'Angelo, John Legend, Joss Stone, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Stevie Wonder, the Bee Gees, The Isley Brothers, Mary J. Blige, TLC, Whitney Houston, Snoop Dogg, Earth, Wind and Fire and more. Now, at the peak of his creativity, Saadiq is finally ready to soak up the spotlight alone.

www.raphaelsaadiq.com

M. Ward has a 3-night headlining stint at the Crystal Ballroom inPortland!

Portland's own troubadour extraordinaire, M. Ward, has announced a 3-night headlining stint at the Crystal Ballroom in celebration of the grand opening of the newly redesigned as the Crystal Hotel. Ward has gone from local renown to international fame as a solo artist over the past few years, helped along the way by his work as 1/4 of celebrated roots quartet Monsters Of Folk and 1/2 of Californian pop duo She & Him. Ward has also collaborated with some of the most respected names in music, from Jenny Lewis and Feist to Bright Eyes, Norah Jones and Tired Pony. It's been a while since Ward performed as a solo artist. Don't miss this chance to see him perform in this beautiful ballroom !

Dates are as follows:

Tuesday, May 3: M. Ward / The Corin Tucker Band / The Lord's Own Choir

Wednesday, May 4: M. Ward / David Bazan / The Lord's Own Choir

Thursday, May 5: M. Ward / Doug Martsch / The Lord's Own Choir

GOMEZ Announces Summer Tour* New SINGLE Options on iTunes April 19

Fresh off the exciting announcement of their seventh studio album release, Whatever’s On Your Mind, Mercury Music Prize winning five-piece, Gomez, will be heading out on tour! Whatever’s On Your Mind is due on June 21, 2011 on ATO Records; pre-order the album HERE beginning on April 18th. Their first single from the new collection, “Options”, will be available on iTunes on April 19. You can stream the song for your readers with this link: http://soundcloud.com/ato_records/gomez-options-single

With a performance in the Dave Matthews Band Caravan and a stop at NYC’s Terminal 5, the band will be making their way through a multitude of cities for their July run of dates in support of the album. Gomez’ live shows are legendary – the band defies genres and labels and in doing so have quietly built a massive audience by consistently transporting listeners into a state of head-bobbing bliss. With their signature vocals and song stylings in full effect on this album, you can count on electrifying performances that show the true musicality of the band, exemplified by their time-tested, audience-approved live shows.

Serving as the follow-up to their acclaimed 2009 release, A New Tide, their forthcoming album sees Gomez (Ben Ottewell, Tom Gray, Paul “Blackie” Blackburn, Ian Ball and Olly Peacock) pushing their limits in a way we have not yet heard. The band partnered up with longtime friend, Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet) to co-produce and sought out to feature other artist friends on the record, Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun, Sleepy Jackson) and Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, TV on the Radio, Iron and Wine).

Whatever’s On Your Mind, their first self-produced offering since 2001’s In Our Gun, finds Gomez driving forward on a beautifully lush and dynamic album. There is a fresh feeling of rebirth and awakening. One to raise a smile even from the naysayers. A broad grin from the rest of us.

Full list of announced dates are below with more to be announced soon, including west coast, rocky mountain and northwest shows.

Announced Tour Dates:

July 8 Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads

July 9 Minneapolis, MN @ Basilica Block Party

July 10 Chicago, IL @ DMB Caravan

July 12 Boston, MA @ The Paradise

July 14 New York, NY @ Terminal 5

July 15 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

July 16 Ottawa, ON (venue to be announced on 4/26)

July 17 Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix

July 18 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club

July 20 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre Outside*

July 21 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore*

July 22 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle*

July 23 Glen Allen, VA @ Innsbruck After Dark*

* with John Butler Trio

www.GomezTheBand.com

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER Announces Debut Solo LP on 7/12!

You probably think you know everything there is to know about Eleanor Friedberger. “She’s that girl from The Fiery Furnaces,” you’re thinking. “She is a great singer, I think she plays guitar….does she play guitar?” you’re asking. “She has a really great haircut,” you’re musing. And yes, you’d be right about all of these things.

But what you likely don’t know is that Eleanor Friedberger is not just the enigmatic mouthpiece of one of music’s most interesting, dynamic and constantly exciting bands. In fact, Eleanor Friedberger is an exceptional songwriter herself, playing a variety of instruments and crafting the very sorts of choruses that made you fall in love with The Fiery Furnaces in the first place. (Their song “Tropical Ice-land” supports this statement very well if you’re somewhat doubtful, which you shouldn’t be.) She’s a lover of Led Zeppelin and Jorge Ben; she’s a fearless performer, as comfortable fronting a band as she is playing alone on a stage with an acoustic guitar; she’s one of the sweetest alto voices in music. Nowhere is all of this more apparent than on her very first solo album, Last Summer, out on Merge Records on July 12th, 2011. And to give you a taste of what’s to come, the album’s first single, “My Mistakes,” can be heard http://www.mergerecords.com/audio/eleanor/MyMistakes.mp3now.

Last Summer, which was written, well, last summer, and recorded in fall 2010, was born out of Take Me Round Again, a collection of cover songs from the previous Fiery Furnaces album. Both Eleanor and Matthew did their own inspired versions of songs they’d written together for their last LP I’m Going Away. Matt’s were otherworldly affairs, while Eleanor’s were lo-fi and lovely, all recorded in her home, the sound of an artist kicking off her shoes, settling into a big comfy chair with an acoustic guitar, a glass of scotch, and a four-track. She enjoyed the experience so much she decided to move forward with recording songs she had written in her spare time, songs that hadn’t been included on any of The Fiery Furnaces’ nine incredible albums. This, of course, begs the question: does Last Summer sound like a Fiery Furnaces record? No. It sounds like Eleanor Friedberger.

And what you don’t know about Eleanor Friedberger, Last Summer is able to teach you. You learn Friedberger has an effortless ear for melody and arrangements, as evident on songs like “Scenes from Bensonhurst” with echoing piano pulses and gorgeous vocal washes that sound half-human, half-keyboard. You understand that Friedberger doesn’t shy away from that oh-so-complicated genre “pop,” wrangling Phil Spector harmonies and 60’s girl group shimmers, as seen on amazing, instantly-stuck-in-your-head first single “My Mistakes,” and the clavinet disco of “Roosevelt Island.” You know Friedberger is a surveyor of the scenes around her in her home of New York City, naming songs after Brooklyn neighborhoods and describing whirlwind New York moments within her narratives. You hear Friedberger’s more forthright emotional side, something first revealed on I’m Going Away, in the breakup rocker “I Won’t Fall Apart on You Tonight” with its plaintive chorus “I won’t fall apart on you tonight / but I don’t know what tomorrow may bring.” You get that Friedberger is a connoisseur of classic rock, peppering her songs with dashes of Donovan, Carole King, Todd Rundgren and more. You understand that she truly is a masterful wordsmith, mashing up colorful, complicated lyrical lines into beautiful refrains, one of the only people capable of singing about riding her bike through Coney Island without, well, sounding like she’s singing about riding her bike through Coney Island. It’s a testament to her passionate vocal phrasing and manipulation of melody that she can combine things like earthquakes and heart shakes without sounding trite, contrived or like she’s bitten off more than she can chew.

Miranda Cosgrove Announces Dancing Crazy Summer Tour

If you missed Miranda Cosgrove’s live show this winter, worry not! Ms. Cosgrove is heading back out on the road with her Dancing Crazy Summer Tour making stops at festivals, parks and attractions across the US. Her winter tour was a tremendous success playing from New York to LA, Detroit to Houston and everywhere in between! The first leg of announced dates are below – stay tuned to www.MirandaCosgroveOfficial.com for additional date announcements.

Cosgrove, singer, actress and star of hit Nickelodeon show iCarly, released her new High Maintenance EP (Columbia Records) in March to an outpouring of excitement. The five-track EP is Miranda’s first collection of songs since her 2010 debut album, Sparks Fly, which debuted inside the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The High Maintenance EP is a pop-rock whirlwind, complete with sing-along choruses, candy-coated vocals and dance floor friendly beats. The infectious hit lead single “Dancing Crazy,” written by Max Martin and Avril Lavigne, debuted on the Top 40 chart after only three weeks at radio. Title track “High Maintenance” sees Miranda trading tongue-in-cheek vocals about her carefree, fun-loving ways with Rivers Cuomo, who contributed as a songwriter and producer to the track. From the sentimental ballad “Kiss You Up” to the explosive, electronic “Sayonara” this album shows Miranda’s true versatility as an artist embracing multiple styles and influences.

With appearances on NBC’s TODAY, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as gracing the covers of The New York Times Magazine and Seventeen in support of the EP, Miranda’s sonic gems are becoming household favorites and have solidified the Dancing Crazy Summer Tour as a can’t-miss-show of the summer.

iCarly recently won for “Favorite TV Show” – for the third year in a row – at Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards and Cosgrove will begin production on season four of the series in May. Additionally, fans can catch Cosgrove in the upcoming mega TV event, “iParty with Victorious,” which premieres this June on Nickelodeon.

WATCH: -Official music video for smash hit “Dancing Crazy”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiOumJEe2yQ&feature=fvwrel -Live performance of “Dancing Crazy” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show: http://ellen.warnerbros.com/videos/?autoplay=true&mediaKey=716df708-4c61-4c08-8c00-60d3d1efd7b5

Announced Dancing Crazy Summer Tour dates (more to come!):

7/16 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Theme Park

7/17 Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park

7/25 Vienna, VA @ The Filene Center

7/27 Harrington, DE @ Delaware State Fair

7/30 Williamsburg, VA @ Busch Gardens

7/31 Williamsburg, VA @ Busch Gardens

8/3 Cohasset, MA @ South Shore Music Circus

8/4 Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent

8/7 Bethlehem, PA @ Bethlehem Musikfest

8/10 Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion

8/13 Denver, CO @ Elitch Gardens

8/21 Vancouver, BC @ Pacific National Exhibition

9/3 St. Petersburg, FL @ Tropicana Field - Tampa Rays

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION Debut at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart

Last week saw the release of the hugely anticipated Paper Airplane (Rounder Records), the first album from Alison Krauss & Union Station in seven years. The band's sixth full length album was met with universal critical acclaim and a busy release week brought them to New York City where they performed the album's title track on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS and The Today Show on NBC as well as a stunning 3-song performance on NPR affiliate station WNYC's Soundcheck.

Chart information released today confirms that Paper Airplane has entered the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #3. This is the band's first debut in the Top 5. The album is also #1 on the Bluegrass Albums Chart and #1 on the Country Albums Chart - a rare feat for an album not in rotation at country radio. Paper Airplane also debuted at a career best of #11 in the UK's Top 40 Album Charts.

Alison Krauss & Union Station are headed to the west coast for appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 25th at 11:35/10:35 CT and The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 27th at 4p/3p CT.

The band kick off a 5 month country-wide tour on June 4th in Louisville, Kentucky. Please visit www.alisonkrauss.com for all news & tour updates.

Some critical praise for Paper Airplane:

“Otherworldly vocals and musicianship….these performances will linger in your wounded soul” (4 Stars) USA Today

“Paper Airplane rises to the impossibly high bar set by its predecessors to form what may well be the finest album Krauss has ever released.” Paste Magazine

“Few singers do plaintive as well as Alison Krauss, with the whispers, feathery quavers and reedy resignation in her voice….Union Station’s arrangements, immaculate and drumless, hint at an old-timey roots without a glimmer of purism, and they never sugarcoat the sorrow.” Jon Pareles in the New York Times

“Exactingly performed and lushly produced, Airplane exudes a bone-deep tranquility…” Entertainment Weekly

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WATCH Alison Krauss & Union Station on The Late Show with David

Letterman: “Paper Airplane”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21BhJvbysbU“

Lay My Burden Down”: http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/video/?vs=Live%20on%20Letterman

WATCH Alison Krauss & Union Station on The Today Show: “Paper Airplane”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX8MzM8J5a0

WATCH their EPK: http://alisonkrauss.com/videos/making-paper-airplane

Ms. Lauryn Hill Announces Additional Dates For Her Moving Target:Extended Intimate Playdate Series

The legendary GRAMMY Award winning MC, vocalist, producer and songwriter, Ms. Lauryn Hill has added 12 additional shows to her Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series. Hitting cities across the country, the dates will include sets at this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 15th and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 7th (full routing below). Opening for Ms. Hill on all shows are the New Orleans based Hot 8 Brass Band.

In addition, Ms. Hill will be performing a special set of encore shows featuring classic Bob Marley and The Wailers material in select cities. The first of these encore performances took place on April 5th, at Hard Rock Café in Waikiki, 2 days after her show at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower in Honolulu, HI. Two more encore shows have been confirmed to the run so far. Follow @MsHillMvgnTrgt on Twitter for updates on added encore performances. Fans who attend these encore shows will also be treated to a condensed set from Ms. Hill’s Moving Target series, which already features an innovative set list of her classic material, evolved but faithful to the rigor, soulfulness and power of the original music from the iconic and groundbreaking solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, as well as classic Fugee numbers.

Confirmed list of dates

4/15 Indio, CA Coachella Music and Arts Festival

4/18 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia

4/20 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre**Bob Marley Tribute Show

4/23 Denver, CO The Fillmore

4/24 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre**Bob Marley Tribute Show

4/27 Dallas, TX House of Blues

4/29 San Antonio (Helotes), TX Josabi’s

5/1 Austin, TX Stubb’s

5/4 Houston, TX House of Blues

5/7 New Orleans, LA Jazz and Heritage Festival

5/10 San Diego, CA Humphreys

5/13 Las Vegas, NV The Boulevard Pool

5/14 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

5/17 Pomona, CA The Fox Theatre

5/20 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre

5/22 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo

For more information and newly added dates please stay tuned to @MsHillMvngTrgt

SOUNDGARDEN Announces Summer Tour 2011**

For Soundgarden fans, this is a moment they’ve been waiting for: since the band’s final show in Hawaii in 1997, fans have hoped that Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd, and Kim Thayil would once again take their exalted rock show on the road. This summer, Soundgarden will do just that.

The band has recently confirmed that they are in the studio in Seattle, and are writing and recording what will be the first new Soundgarden album in over 15 years. In the meantime, they will take a break to play a city near you. Today, four shows from their Summer tour are announced, with more to come in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to www.soundgardenworld.com for updates. Come experience the noise!

The pre-sale for the Soundgarden fan club begins on April 18. The tickets for Denver will go on sale to the public on April 22nd, and Toronto, Philadelphia and Los Angeles will go on sale to the public on April 23rd.

Dates Announced:

7/2/11 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/13/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing

7/18/11 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

7/22/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

The band recently released a retrospective entitled Telephantasm (A&M/UMe) and their first-ever live album, called Live on I-5 (A&M/UMe). They can be purchased at www.soundgardenworld.com or at any digital or physical retailer.

Def Leppard: New Album Out June 7th- Release Marks the First OfficialBand Release to be Available Digitally!

Def Leppard has confirmed June 7th as the release date for their first ever live album Mirrorball (Bludgeon Riffola/Mailboat Records), which will be available exclusively at Walmart & Sam’s Club locations in the United States and Canada. The album will include a 50 minute DVD that contains live performances and intimate backstage footage of the band captured on the road. A special limited vinyl edition will also be made available. Mirrorball will also be available online, marking the first time the band’s music will officially be made available for digital purchase. Def Leppard will also be releasing their new community based website in May, which is being developed to be the ultimate Def Leppard fan experience and go- to destination for all things on the band.

Said Joe Elliott, "To be able to say at last, we have a live album out & it be a three disc package which includes a DVD makes me very happy ... it's the soundtrack of OUR lives…!"

Mirrorball was recorded across the world over the course of many of the band’s sold-out dates and features all of the classic songs that have made Def Leppard one of the most respected and beloved power rock bands in the world. The album captures the group’s legendary concert experience at its thunderous best, bringing together live versions of classic Leppard hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Rock of Ages,” “Foolin',” “Hysteria,” “Photograph” and an incredible rendition of “Bringing on the Heartache.” With their creative juices at full flow, the band has also added three new studio tracks: “Undefeated,” “It’s All About Believin’” and “Kings of the World,” that are undeniably Def Leppard. Mirrorball follows the band’s 2008 studio release, Live From the Sparkle Lounge, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the group’s highest chart position since 1992’s Adrenalized.

Track List

Disc 1

1. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)

2. Rocket

3. Animal

4. C'Mon C'Mon

5. Make Love Like A Man

6. Too Late For Love

7. Foolin'

8. Nine Lives

9. Love Bites

10. Rock On

Disc 2

1. Two Steps Behind

2. Bringin' On The Heartbreak

3. Switch 625

4. Hysteria

5. Armageddon It

6. Photograph

7. Pour Some Sugar On Me

8. Rock Of Ages

9. Let's Get Rocked

10. Action

11. Bad Actress

12. Undefeated

13. Kings Of The World

14. It's All About Believin’

Last month, Def Leppard announced their triumphant return to US stages with a 48 city summer tour kicking off on June 15 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour and on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com (for a list of dates go to DefLeppard.com). Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated tour are Seattle rock legends Heart.

In addition to the album, Chronicle Books will be releasing Def Leppard: the Definitive Visual History, featuring photos of the band by legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin. His fully authorized visual history of the band follows them from their beginnings to their massive Pyromania and Hysteria albums to the sustained power of their records and tours today. The book will be available this June 15.

INTRODUCING: GIVERS!

GIVERS’ debut album – In Light – set for release on Glassnote Entertainment Group on June 7th – is the most rewarding and joyous album you’ll hear all year. The Lafayette, Louisiana-based five-piece are nothing short of ebullient, tying together ecstatic ribbons of melodies into songs that leave you no choice but to smile upon hearing them.

In understanding GIVERS, it’s helpful to think of a constellation, a configuration of points that, when placed in succession, led to the band’s brilliant debut. The metaphor proves particularly useful given the name of their album – In Light is a collection filled with uncontainable brightness, buoyed by constantly evolving rhythms, warmed by spangling guitars, and illuminated by the melodic altruism that is the band’s mission statement. Mixed by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Cee-Lo) as well as Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear) and produced by members of the band along with friend and engineer Korey Richey, In Light is as complex as it is enjoyable. It is a record that is as unique as the sounds of the state in which the band lives, and GIVERS themselves.

GIVERS first came together when lead singer/guitarist Taylor Guarisco and lead singer/percussionist Tiffany Lamson both started attending University in New Orleans. Lamson, waiting for renovations to be complete in her new apartment, ended up crashing on Guarisco’s couch. They quickly bonded over a shared love of bands, and revealed they were both musicians. Guarisco's immersion in the sounds of New Orleans as a youth led him to play in handful of different funk, Cajun, and Zydeco groups. This influence on his playing was easily complemented by Lamson's strong upbringing and appreciation for classic rock, soul, and pop.

Hurricane Katrina forced the duo back to their hometown of Lafayette, where they began to play together regularly, eventually recruiting drummer Kirby Campbell, keyboardist Will Henderson, saxophonist/keyboardist Nick Stephan and bassist Josh LeBlanc to fill out their sound. The players spent most of their waking hours creating improvised jams and molding them into powerful songs, recording in drummer Campbell’s apartment as they went. After a handful of local gigs, it was an opening slot for The Dirty Projectors that solidified GIVERS’ fate in July 2009: realizing that music was their calling, the band made a pact to focus all of their attention to getting GIVERS off the ground. The Dirty Projectors liked them so much they asked them to open the east coast leg of their fall tour; soon after, Ra Ra Riot did the same. Stereogum called them a “Band to Watch” for 2010, and blog buzz began to reach a fever pitch. GIVERS played and played, bringing their dizzying live energy from coast to coast, eventually ending up in front of Glassnote Entertainment Group’s legendary musical guru, Daniel Glass at the Austin City Limits Festival. Glass was so taken by the band’s infectious sound and jubilant live show that he signed them immediately.

Opener and first single “Up Up Up” is nothing short of anthemic, a rousing calling card for the band’s elated sound. “Ripe” is a kaleidoscope of sultry Afro-pop, while “Meantime” showcases the band’s instrumental and thematic investment in fluidity, capping off with a no-holds-barred group sing-along. “Words” fuses fist-pumping, heavy percussion with staccato vocal chants, and “In My Eyes” is lifted into the night sky by fluttering harmonies, steel drum chimes, swirling guitar solos and cricket hums. “Atlantic” laces Lamson’s textured drawl with Caribbean accents, ukulele plucks and keyboard sparkles. Refreshingly alive with melody, endless energy, and downright danceability, In Light is the perfect introduction to a band whose name you will be hearing throughout 2011 and beyond…

Jessie and the Toy Boys, Britney Spears & Nicki Minaj on tour!

How’s this for a can’t miss success story? Fresh off her first batch of shows EVAH, Jessie Malakouti a/k/a Jessie & the Toy Boys has been picked to hit the road with Pop’s own Britney Spears on her upcoming Femme Fatale Summer Tour! The North American leg of the tour kicks off June 16th in Sacramento at the Power Balance Pavilion. Tickets for select markets go on sale beginning April 30th at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

Bringing listeners to the next sonic dimension of electronic-rooted pop music Jessie stands at the cross-section of hip and pop – rubbing elbows with video-mate Yelawolf, on the brash clip for “Push It” one minute and with Brit Brit the next - Jessie can go from I Heart Comix to Madison Square Garden in one weekend!

Watch “Push It” right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGAKyZjcwq4

Jessie is most stoked of all, duh! “I'm honored to join Britney and the other femme fatales on the road this summer,” she says. “As a new artist, my biggest thrill is watching people discover my music and making new fans. I cannot wait to get everyone dancing and singing along to Jessie and The Toy Boys songs in concert!”

Jessie's vocals have both sex-kitten brash and rock-diva qualities making her a no-brainer to go out on the road with Britney and Nicki Minaj. She too is a queen bee, only 22 years old, and the primary architect of her band’s image from beats to lyrics to the look!

Stream a 4 song sampler of Jessie & The Toy Boys: http://soundcloud.com/prospectpark/sets/jessie-and-the-toy-boys/s-Q1h9E.

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nd shake your booty to the remixes: http://soundcloud.com/jessie-5/sets/push-it-ep/s-tAamn

Jessie and the Toy Boys Tour Dates!

FEMME FATALE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

*all dates with Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj & Nervo

June 16 Sacramento, CA Power Balance Pavilion

June 18 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion

June 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

June 24 Anaheim, CA Honda Center

June 25 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

June 28 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena

June 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

July 1 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

July 4 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

July 6 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center

July 8 Chicago, IL United Center

July 12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

July 13 Houston, TX Toyota Center

July 15 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena

July 17 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

July 20 Orlando, FL Amway Center

July 22 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

July 26 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena

July 28 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills

July 30 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

July 31 Washington, DC Verizon Center

August 2 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

August 5 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

August 8 Boston, MA TD Garden

August 11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

August 13 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Parachute Announces US Tour Plans & New Album out May 17!

Charlottesville, VA, five-piece Parachute is set to release their sophomore album entitled The Way It Was May 17th on Mercury Records. Produced by John Fields (Switchfoot, the Goo Goo Dolls, P!nk, Paper Tongues), the album features anthemic hit single “Something To Believe In,” currently Top 25 on the Hot AC Chart and climbing. The song, an uplifting concoction of brassy saxophones, driving guitars and soaring, choir-backed vocals, received its debut last December on ESPN and has since gone on to become a staple of the network, while the video for the song has been viewed more than an astounding 1 million times. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyVZ4uVHYRw.

Additionally, Parachute - magnetic frontman Will Anderson (guitars, piano, lead vocals), Kit French (saxophone, key¬boards, vocals), Alex Hargrave (bass), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Nate McFarland (lead guitar, vocals) – have just announced U.S. summer support dates with the Goo Goo Dolls and Michelle Branch, kicking off on July 13th in Cincinnati, OH and wrapping August 25th in Reno, NV. Parachute is currently on the road with Plain White T’s for a run of Spring U.S. tour dates, their second leg of live shows together this year. The band is treating audiences to a preview of several new songs from their forthcoming album, including “You and Me,” “Halfway,” “What I Know,” and “White Dress.” Another track, “Kiss Me Slowly,” was written with Grammy winners Lady Antebellum.

The Way It Was is the follow-up to the band’s 2009 debut album Losing Sleep (Mercury Records), which shot to #1 on the iTunes and Amazon digital albums charts and spawned the Top 15 Hot AC hit single “She Is Love.” Parachute kicked off their breakout year in 2009 with a slow-burning acoustic performance of the song at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square before performing on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Early Show. The video for “She Is Love” spent three months on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown. Second single “Under Control” became one of the most popular iTunes Single Of The Week features to emerge from a #1 iTunes album. Parachute’s songs have been featured on MTV’s The City and the CW’s One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries and 90210. In the live arena, the past two years have seen the band playing headlining shows and opening for the likes of Kelly Clarkson, The Script, 3 Doors Down and Secondhand Serenade.

www.weareparachute.com

Parachute Tour Dates with Plain White T

Parachute U.S. Tour Dates:

*supporting Plain White T’s

# supporting Goo Goo Dolls and Michelle Branch

April 12th Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck*

April 13th St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*

April 16th Lake Forest, IL @ Lake Forest College Ice Rink*

April 29th Blacksburg, VA @ Virginia Tech

May 1st Richmond, VA @ The Hat Factory*

May 2nd Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel*

May 5th Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

May 6th Erie, PA @ Mercyhurst College*

May 7th El Paso, TX @ Grace Gardens – KSII Radio Show

May 8th Virginia Beach, VA @ Diesel Rock ‘N’ Country Bar*

May 10th Raleigh, NC @Lincoln Theatre

May 11th Charleston, SC @ Music Farm*

May 12th Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Café*

May 13th Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre*

May 14th Treasure Island, FL @ Treasure Island Yacht Club*

July 13th Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend #

July 15th Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs #

July 16th Chicago, IL @ Charter One #

July 17th Rochester, MI @Meadowbrook #

July 19th Boston, MA @ Bank of America #

July 20th Walllingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre #

July 22nd Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center #

July 24th Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater #

July 26th Vienna, VA @ The Filene Center #

July 27th Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre #

July 29th Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center #

July 30th Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts #

July 31st Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center #

August 2nd Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE #

August 3rd Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion #

August 5th Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater #

August 7th Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park #

August 9th Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre #

August 10th Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheatre #

August 12th Memphis, TN @ Live at the Garden #

August 17th Denver, CO @ 1st Bank #

August 18th Park City, UT @ Deer Valley Ski Resort #

August 20th Mammoth Lakes, CA @ Mammoth Mountain Ski Area #

August 21st Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery #

August 23rd Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater #

August 25th Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Summit Pavilion

Alison Krauss & Union Station stop by David Letterman & Today Show -Album out Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Rounder Records will release the highly anticipated Alison Krauss & Union Station album, Paper Airplane. A truly breathtaking collection of 11 exquisite songs, Paper Airplane is Krauss’ 14th album and the band’s follow-up to 2004’s triple Grammy® winning Lonely Runs Both Ways. Alison and the band are kicking off release week in NYC with two television performances. For the night owls, catch them on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, April 13th at 11:35pm/10:35pm CT. The morning birds can tune in to The Today Show on Thursday, April 14th at 10:50am.

Part of Alison Krauss’ incontestable talent is how effortlessly she bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop. Don't miss this opportunity to catch the stunning live performances of Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas.

The music video for ‘Paper Airplane’ reached # 5 on CMT.com and was a CMT "Top Music Video" last week. Stream the video http://www.cmt.com/videos/alison-krauss-union-station/635702/paper-airplane.jhtml

Check out their EPK which premiered last week on MSN Music http://alisonkrauss.com/videos/making-paper-airplane

Full tour dates were announced last week, please visit www.alisonkrauss.com for all news & tour updates!

THE WRONG FERARRI - ADAM GREENs film available NOW!

The Wrong Ferarri is the first feature-length film starring, directed and written by singer/songwriter Adam Green. Shot entirely with the video camera in his iPhone, The Wrong Ferarri is unlike any film you’ve ever seen -- a 70 minute piece of work that boldly straddles the line between screwball tragedy, surrealist comedy, and performance art.

In addition to Green, The Wrong Ferarri features the talents of Macaulay Culkin, Devendra Banhart, Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion), Har Mar Superstar, Jack Dishel (Only Son, Moldy Peaches), BP Fallon, Cory Kennedy, Aleksa Palladino (Exitmusic, Boardwalk Empire), members of the band Spacecamp, Adam Green’s mother, vocal work from Evan Dando (The Lemonheads) and more.

The Wrong Ferarri is available to stream and download for free from The Wrong Ferarri.com.

Shot over 8 months in 2010 and 2011, The Wrong Ferarri took Green across the globe, from Brooklyn to Prague to Venice and back again. Centered around the possibly fictional character of Greenster – portrayed by Adam Green – The Wrong Ferarri is a fast-paced rumination on ketamine, romantic dysfunction, turning 30, having a pet/being a pet, and the parallel universe created by touring in a band. The film’s script, which was written on index cards and handed out to the cast each morning before filming, reads a bit like the lyrics to one of Green’s songs, quick-witted, surreal, unflinchingly honest and hilariously poetic as only Green can be.

With seven solo albums and one art show of original paintings and sculptures under his belt, Green has become one of independent culture’s most consistently original and impressive voices. As one half of New York City’s much-loved folk duo The Moldy Peaches, Green has been the recipient of widespread international acclaim; the twosome’s duet “Anyone Else But You” was not only featured prominently in the Oscar-nominated film Juno, but propelled the film’s soundtrack to platinum certification. The Wrong Ferarri is another amazing feather in Green’s considerably full creative cap; it is the next Blair Witch Project, and will be, without question, one of the most memorable films you will see in 2011 -scratch that- EVER.

Duran Duran Release Limited Vinyl Collector

Amidst a whirlwind of performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a wildly imaginative, visually stunning live-stream of a one-time-only show directed by David Lynch and a run of sold-out U.S. record release shows, fans now have one more way to enjoy Duran Duran's most recent critically acclaimed album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW: on vinyl, as part of a stunning limited collector’s edition box set.

With only 500 copies available worldwide - each individually numbered and signed by the band – this special edition features exclusive artwork created by rising British art star Clunie Reid (Saatchi Gallery, the Tate, New Museum NY), with art direction by UK fashion magazine POP’s creative team, under the direction of fast-rising talent Rory McCartney.

The collector’s edition is available to order exclusively from The Vinyl Factory at: http://www.vfeditions.com/product/view/30 and includes:

• A hand-crafted, transparent black Perspex box with clear face on outer front, providing an artwork frame that can be individually curated by each owner.

• Five heavyweight 180-gram clear vinyl records pressed on the classic EMI 1400, each mastered for vinyl, with the new album pressed across two records, plus an LP of bonus tracks and two 12" remixes (full tracklist below), including the much sought-after David Lynch reworking of Girl Panic !

• Five beautifully treated bespoke record sleeves, featuring remarkable exclusive artwork on both sides by Clunie Reid.

• Exclusive 36-page book with lyrics silver foiled onto black pages, housed in a gorgeous silver mirrored paper cover, each hand signed and numbered by the members of Duran Duran.

• Exclusive 36-page book showcasing Clunie Reid's album artwork, with a die-cut front cover of the band's instantly recognizable D logo.

Alongside this box set, Duran Duran will also be issuing a special 7" version of “Girl Panic !” for Record Store Day on April 16. Limited to 2500 units, the record will include the David Lynch remix of “Girl Panic !,”in addition to the album version, and will be available at all participating Record Store Day retailers. "David's magnificent remix of “Girl Panic !” took us all by surprise," said lead singer Simon Le Bon, "as not only did he manage to infuse the track with the very essence of his own creative genius and signature style but he also brought a new and very filmic feeling to the song. It's unlike any other remix I've ever heard. We love what he does." Catch Roger Taylor and John Taylor of Duran Duran at Rasputin Music (2401 Telegraph Avenue) in Berkeley, CA for a very special Record Store Day in-store signing event on April 16 at 1:30pm. The following day, April 17, Duran Duran will get the Coachella crowds moving with a special set at the festival.

With no fewer than five prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards, a total of over 80 million records sold, 18 American hit singles, and 30 chart-toppers in their UK home market, Duran Duran are a certifiably unstoppable force. As their new chapter unfolds, they have nothing left to prove, but everything to play for. So for them…ALL YOU NEED IS NOW!

www.duranduran.com

David Gray Announces NEW US Tour Dates for Summer 2011

Hot off the heels of his sold out “Lost and Found” tour, David Gray is excited to continue the momentum by jumping on the road again with a fresh series of dates across the US this summer, including a stop at the prestigious Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. In addition, he will make a stop at the Dave Matthews Band Caravan Festival, in Atlantic City, NJ over the weekend of June 24th - June 26th, where he will headline the final evening of the festival. The 14 city tour will wrap in Salt Lake City, UT on July 14th (full routing below). Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

On these new dates, Gray will bring back his signature acoustic sound, but infuse that with a new energy cultivated during the “Lost and Found” series he brought fans this past winter. A very intimate set of acoustic evenings, the series centered around songs from his ninth studio album Foundling and also included reinterpretations of songs from his entire catalogue. Released last year, the album notched a #9 debut on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, marking the highest chart position of his career. Entertainment Weekly describes it as “all warm arrangements and real emotion,” while USA Today says “ ‘A Moment Changes Everything’ is his most infectious single since 2000's ‘Babylon.’ ”

Official Tour Dates Are As Follows:

June 26th Atlantic City, NJ Dave Matthews Band Caravan / Bader Field

June 28th Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

June 30th Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry

July 1st N. Charleston, SC N. Charleston PAC

July 2nd Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium

July 3rd Durham, NC DPAC

July 5th Akron, OH Akron Civic Theatre

July 6th Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre

July 9th Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre

July 11th Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre

July 13th Denver, CO Ellie Caukins Opera House

July 14th Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall

Bright Eyes Add Tour Dates; Perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!

Bright Eyes’ massive world tour is well on its way with one mind blowing performance after another. The tour is in support of their critically acclaimed seventh studio album, The People’s Key (out February 15th on Saddle Creek). The celebrated Nebraskan band kicked off their U.S. tour in Miami to rave reviews. With sold out stops at Radio City Music Hall and SXSW under their belts, Bright Eyes are adding a handful of new tour dates to their summer schedule including select performances with The Mountain Goats supporting. Be sure to catch them on the small screen next Thursday, April 14th as they hit the stage on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno!

Check out videos of their surprise SXSW set for the AOL Music Pop-Up Series HERE and their two-hour set under the supermoon at the Ground Control Touring Showcase in this incredible broadcast by NPR Music HERE

Please visit www.conoroberst.com for details and ticketing info on all tour dates!

Catch Bright Eyes Live

4/8 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballro0m @ SOLD OUT

4/9 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom @ SOLD OUT

4/10 Arcata, CA Arcata Community Center +

4/12 Oakland, CA Fox Theater + SOLD OUT

4/13 Pomona, CA Fox Theater ## + SOLD OUT

4/16 Indio, CA Coachella Festival SOLD OUT

5/23 Saskatoon, SK Odeon

5/24 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Center ^^

5/25 Calgary, AB Stampede Corral ^^

5/27 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre ^^ ##

5/28 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival SOLD OUT

5/31 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory ##

6/1 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House ##

6/3 Denver, CO Filmore Auditorium ##

6/4 Council Bluffs, IA West Fair Amphitheater ##

6/6 St. Louis, MO The Pageant %

6/7 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheater%

6/8 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion - Indoors%

6/9 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AC - Indoors%

6/10 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts% ***

6/11 Vienna, VA Filene Center At Wolf Trap% ***

7/27 Lewiston, NY Art Park ( Free Show) ^

7/28 Belknap, NH Meadowbrook Pavilion ^

7/29 Shelburne, VT Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green at Shelburne Museum ^

7/31 Baldwinsville, NY Paper Mill Island Amphitheater ^

8/3 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ^

8/4 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room ^

8/6 Columbia, MO The Blue Note

8/8 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom

@ w/ Titus Andronicus

+ w/ Farmer Dave Scher

^^ w/ Death Cab For Cutie

## w/ Jenny And Johnny

% w/ Dawes

*** w/ M Ward

^ w/ The Mountain Goats

GOMEZ New Studio Album Whatever's On Your Mind - Out June 21!

Deep in the woods of Virginia, Gomez have conspired to make the most compelling, direct album of their 15 year career. The members reside across two continents (in Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Brighton, England) and after several months of sharing ideas through every facet of technology available to them, they came together with their longtime friend, Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet), to create their first self-produced offering since 2001’s In Our Gun. Their seventh studio album, Whatever’s On Your Mind, will be released on ATO Records on June 21, 2011. Download the first single, “Options,” off the band’s website HERE and watch this space for North American tour dates, coming soon.

Throughout their illustrious career, Gomez have always been pioneers in their craft – they came onto the scene in England in the 90’s alongside bands like Super Furry Animals and The Beta Band and went on to win the Mercury Music Prize in 1998 for their debut album. They continue to lead the pack today: SPIN said, “Long before My Morning Jacket spiked their Southern-rock jams with early-'80s electro beats, these Bonnaroo-friendly Brits were mixing space-age electronica into their funky art-blues brew.” Known by many for their genre-blurring music, Gomez have distilled their shared love of alt-rock, glam, Nashville country, post-punk, dancehall, top 40 pop and much more onto their latest LP.

Serving as the follow-up to their acclaimed 2009 release, A New Tide, their forthcoming album sees the band pushing their limits in a way we have not yet heard. This is a record in glorious technicolor. The other musicians on the record include Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun, Sleepy Jackson) and Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, TV on the Radio, Iron and Wine). Whereas in the past you might have felt that the fact that Gomez’ (Ben Ottewell, Tom Gray, Paul “Blackie” Blackburn, Ian Ball and Olly Peacock) shared songwriting duties forced a blending of ideas, their music now sounds proprietorial. This is Gomez. "Sometimes we might have been a little trapped by our own muso-ness" says Tom Gray, "but this album is liberating. It doesn't feel at all stuffy and it's a real joy."

With Whatever’s On Your Mind, Gomez have created the perfect summer soundtrack. The album’s strummy, horn-laden, sing-along opening track, the lead single, “Options” demands to be blasted with your windows down. “Song In My Heart” infuses electronic sounds with sticking drum beats and beautiful harmonies while “Equalize” rounds out the band’s collection with a joyous, intricately grand tune complete with afro-beat drums showcasing the breadth of tracks showcased on the album.

Whatever’s On Your Mind finds Gomez driving forward on a beautifully lush and dynamic album. There is a fresh feeling of rebirth and awakening; just what Gomez fans have been waiting for.

www.GomezTheBand.com

Full tracklisting:

1. Options

2. I Will Take You There

3. Whatever’s On Your Mind

4. Just As Lost As You

5. The Place And The People

6. Our Goodbye

7. Song In My Heart

8. Equalizer

9. That Wolf

10. X-Rays

Bronze Radio Return Announce Spring Tour! New Album Out Tomorrow!

On the eve of the release of their stunning sophomore album SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!, Bronze Radio Return is announcing plans to bring their signature raucous live set on the road this spring. The string of dates will kick-off with a show at Mercury Lounge in NYC this Saturday, April 2. The band has also announced sets at the Festival for Humanity in Vernon, NJ and the 2011 Mountain Jam Festival in Hunter Mountain, NY.

The band, who met while students at the renowned Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, recorded the record with producer Chad Copelin who also produced their widely adored debut album, Old Time Speaker. The debut established the band’s relentless touring schedule, including an invitation to represent the Connecticut music scene by performing for President Obama at an event in Bridgeport, CT in 2010. Fan favorites “Digital Love” and “Lo-Fi” have been picked up for advertising and television licensing and the album landed on CMJ’s Top 200 Album Chart. When it came time to record their new album, the band joined Copelin on his home turf in Norman, Oklahoma, a location that had a profound effect on the album. There, the band learned firsthand the truism of the Mid-Western friendliness. Local acquaintances would stop in daily with a kind word and a new instrument to lend. Indeed, the warmth of their environs makes its way onto the album. Lush harmonies are steeped in soulful vocals, and guitars that alternate between the blues age and the most interesting innovations of the modern. Album opener “Down There” has all the warmth and wisdom of a barroom sing-along, a slightly sepia-sounding portrait of the importance of good people. The title track, “Shake, Shake, Shake” builds from subtle handclaps and foot-stomps, and as crackling guitar lines spread out, Henderson puts forth a call for listeners to get on their feet. The achingly beautiful “Rough Town,” soars and swells as the band propels its delicate verses into a crashing refrain while the foot-stomping “Broken Ocean” is destined to be a favorite of the band’s live set.

Catch Bronze Radio Return LIVE this Spring:

April 2 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY

April 9 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME

April 29 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA

April 30 - Stonehill College - Easton, MA

May 2 - DC 9 - Washington, DC

May 3 - Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA

May 4 - TT The Bear's - Boston, MA

May 5 - World Cafe Live at The Queen - Wilmington, DE

May 6 - FTC Stage One - Fairfield, CT

May 13 - The Brickhouse - Dover, NH

May 28 - Festival for Humanity - Vernon, NJ

June 4 - Mountain Jam Festival - Hunter Mountain, NY

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES announce Newport Folk Festival Appearance &summer dates!

If you missed Trampled by Turtles’ incendiary sets at SxSW 2011, which showed up in best-of lists and fest recaps by NPR, Esquire.com, American Songwriter and the Boston Globe, there will be several high-profile festivals this summer where you can catch the highly regarded Duluth, MN acoustic band. Along with making their debut at Coachella this year on Saturday, April 16 as well as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 16, 2011, they’ve just announced their debut at the esteemed Newport Folk Festival for July 31, 2011.

It’s been a steady climb for the band since the April 2010 release of their breakthrough record, Palomino. The album is still holding in the Top 5 on the Billboard bluegrass charts, and critical acclaim has accompanied TBT’s word-of-mouth reputation as a live band not to be missed. While it’s the band’s energy and quicksilver picking that has made them a favorite on the tour and festival scene, it’s the songwriting that seals the deal. All the band members cut their teeth in rock, punk and metal bands but their original material draws from the same well of inspiration as Townes Van Zant, Dylan, Neil Young, Del McCoury and Ralph Stanley, putting their own unique spin on this classic genre.

Trampled by Turtles have been tapped to provide music for the Adult Swim cartoon Squidbillies, and will be releasing a split vinyl/digital single with fellow Minnesota band Motion City Soundtrack in June 2011. Stay tuned for further details.

View the new video for “Victory” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT8gaiNVqOM

View their video for “Wait So Long” here (over 600k plays): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjdkc14-zwQv

03/30/11 Warren Station - Keystone, CO

03/31/11 Ullr's - Winter Park, CO

04/01/11 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO

04/02/11 Hodi's Half Note - Fort Collins, CO

04/14/11 Old Settlers Music Festival - Driftwood, TX

04/16/11 Coachella Music Fest - Indio, CA

04/22/11 Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI

04/23/11 Double Door - Chicago, IL

05/12/11 Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA

05/13/11 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR

05/14/11 The Media Club - Vancouver, BC

05/19/11 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA

05/20/11 The Independent - San Francisco, CA

05/21/11 Moe’s Alley - Santa Cruz, CA

05/30/11 Delfest – Cumberland, MD

06/16/11 Telluride Bluegrass Fest – Telluride, CO

06/23/11 ROMP Fest – Owensboro, KY

07/09/11 Winnipeg Folk Fest – Winnipeg, MB

07/28/11 FloydFest – Floyd, VA

07/31/11 Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI

The Wellspring Debut Tour Series w. Artist Direct!

The Wellspring have debuted the first episode of their eight-part tour series “On The Road with The Wellspring” today exclusively with Artist Direct. Starting tomorrow, the video will also be available via The Wellspring’s website, www.TheWellspringMusic.com, the filmmaker’s and producer’s website, Vimby.com. The series, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the duo’s current tour with Pete Yorn and Ben Kweller, is made possible by Last Minute Travel.com. Check out the first episode here: http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/the-wellspring-debut-first-episode-of-eight-part-tour-series-at-artistdirect-com/8771639

In addition to sponsoring the independent band’s travel on this tour, LastMinuteTravel.com is also giving away a free trip to see The Wellspring live at one of their shows. A lucky fan will win 2 round-trip flights, a hotel room, and two tickets to one of the remaining shows (tour dates below). Visit http://www.lastminutetravel.com/indie-music/sweepstakes.aspx for details on how to enter.

The Wellspring recently rereleased their self-titled debut EP with two bonus tracks. Produced by Bill Lefler (Dashboard Confessional, Ingrid Michaelson), the record’s warmth and sincerity underscore the magnetic musical chemistry between The Wellspring’s members Dov Rosenblatt and Talia Osteen. To listen, visit www.thewellspringmusic.com

Catch The Wellspring LIVE on the second leg of their tour with Pete Yorn & Ben Kweller:

4/2 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

4/3 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

4/5 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency

4/6 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern

4/9 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

4/10 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

4/12 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater

4/14 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues

4/16 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ

4/17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

4/21 – Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar

4/23 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater

TV ON THE RADIO release video/announce tour openers

TV on the Radio get their virtual reality on with the first video from the upcoming album Nine Types of Light. In the emotional “Will Do,” the band tackle yearning and desire. Watch the results here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXLpXu9T7j0

In just two weeks the band hits the road, starting April 8 at the Electric Factory in Philly. Openers include Celebration, Das Racist, Glasser, Light Asylum and Lissie Trullie. Select dates appear below.

Even if you can’t make it out to see the band live, pre-orders are up and available for the ordering. The pre-order includes an instant download of “Will Do” plus the full album and will include the following deluxe material: All Falls Down Will Do (Switch Remix) Will Do (XXXchange Dancehall Mix) Troubles (iTunes Exclusive bonus track) Will Do (instrumental – iTunes pre-order only bonus track)

iTunes Pre-order link: http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=Ewg5bHnsCSQ&offerid=78941&type=3&subid=0&u1=interscope.com&tmpid=1826&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fphobos.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewAlbum%253FplayListId%253D424045571&s=143441

For super-fans, special custom package pre-orders are available on the TVOTR website, www.tvontheradio.com . This will include pre-orders on vinyl, deluxe CD . plus custom deluxe fan packs that will include the following:

- Nine Types Of Light movie poster

- Limited Edition t-shirt designed by Alex Holden

- Signed still image from the movie (limited to 500 only)

- A download of the full Nine Types of Light movie in 1080p HD

TV ON THE RADIO TOUR DATES!!! OPENERS ANNOUNCED!

April

8 Electric Factory, Philadelphia PA w/Celebration and Saturn Never Sleeps.

9 Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville VA w/Celebration.

10 Rams Head, Baltimore MD w/Celebration.

13 Radio City Music Hall, NY, NY w/Light Asylum

15 Brown University, Providence RI w/Das Racist and Lissie Trullie

16 House of Blues, Boston MA w/Lissie Trullie

17 Metropolis, Montreal Quebec w/Lissie Trullie

18 Sound Academy, Toronto w/Lissie Trullie

20 St. Andrew Halls, Detroit MI w/Lissie Trullie

22 Metro, Chicago IL w/Glasser

23 First Ave, Minneapolis MN w/Glasser

24 First Ave, Minneapolis MN w/Glasser

26 Ogden, Denver CO w/Glasser

May

2 - 4th and B, San Diego, CA w/Glasser

Depeche Mode Releases Remixes 2: 81-11 on June 7th!

On June 7, 2011, Depeche Mode will release Remixes 2: 81-11 on Mute. An inspiring collection of new and classic mixes of material covering their entire career, the album includes remixes of tracks from their 1981 debut Speak And Spell, through to 2009's Sounds Of The Universe, and is the follow-up to 2004's million-plus selling Remixes 81-04. These remixes reinforce Depeche Mode’s standing as one of the world’s most influential and innovative acts.

Depeche Mode have been at the forefront of remix culture for the best part of three decades and this new compilation includes classic mixes from M83, UNKLE, Trentemøller, François Kervorkian and Dan The Automator, alongside all-new mixes from Stargate, Eric Prydz, Karlsson & Winnberg (from Miike Snow) and Röyksopp. In addition to this, the expanded editions include exclusive remixes by former band members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder - the first time either artist has remixed tracks for their former colleagues.

Remixes 2: 81-11 will be available in two different CD formats; Single and Triple Disc versions.

Highlights from the selection of classic mixes include reworkings of "Dream On" from 2001’s Exciter, "Suffer Well," "John the Revelator" and "A Pain That I’m Used To" from 2006’s Playing The Angel and "In Chains," "Peace" and "Wrong" from 2009’s Sounds Of The Universe, while the new mixes include "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and "Puppets" from 1981's Speak And Spell, "Never Let Me Down Again" and "Behind The Wheel" from Music For The Masses as well as "A Question Of Time" from 1986's Black Celebration. Lead single "Personal Jesus", from 1990's Violator, also features several strong remixes as part of the package.

Depeche Mode belongs to a select premier league of groups who have survived from the early 1980s with their ideals, creative vision and core members intact. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode – Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher – continue to win critical and commercial acclaim across the world both in the studio and on the road. All of the band’s 11 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in not only the UK and USA but 20 plus countries around the world including Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and Belgium. All told the band has sold more than 95 million albums worldwide. For more information please go to www.depechemode.com.

Anna Calvi Announces Spring Tour Dates; Video Premiere for Blackout on MTV

Anna Calvi’s stunning self-titled debut, released on Domino Records earlier this month is an astonishingly confident and charismatic record focusing on the unique strengths of her songwriting, incredible vocals and striking mastery of the fret board. With early positioning as one of 2011’s break out stars, Calvi most recently landed in the Sunday New York Times where her music was lauded as “…cinematic, larger than life. As Ms. Calvi sings about the overpowering forces of heavenly love and demonic passion, she can go from whisper to cataclysm in four minutes, and she regularly does.”

Anna Calvi has been feted across Europe as one of the most exciting new artists in recent memory. Tours with Grinderman, Arctic Monkeys and Interpol were coupled with magazine covers in the UK, France and Italy where Calvi's smoldering passion and astonishing live shows made her an instant icon. She is now set to make her live debut stateside, with a nationwide spring tour, kicking off in Philadelphia on May 23rd.

Anna’s intimate backing band consists of Mally Harpaz on guitar, harmonium and percussion, and Daniel Maiden-Wood on drums.

Last week, MTV premiered the music video for “Blackout”, directed by Michael Baldwin. Check it out on their website here: http://www.mtvu.com/music/video-premiere/anna-calvi-blackout/ or on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo267BTLnZk

See Anna Calvi Live:

5/23 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s

5/25 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

5/27 Toronto, ON El Mocambo

5/28 Chicago, IL Schuba’s Tavern

5/29 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club

6/1 Seattle, WA The Crocodile

6/2 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret

6/5 San Francisco, CA Café Du Nord

6/7 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

http://myspace.com/annacalvi

CITY AND COLOUR - New LP Little Hell to be released 6/7!

Dallas Green will be releasing his 3rd solo album as a singer-songwriter under the moniker CITY AND COLOUR on Vagrant Records. The album titled Little Hell is scheduled for release on June 7th, 2011 and is the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2008’s Bring Me Your Love, which was certified platinum in Green’s native Canada. Alternately sparse and inviting, intense and delicate, Little Hell shows music fans another side of Green’s incredible songwriting skills, and features some of his finest songs to date. The track listing for Little Hell is listed below.

Little Hell was recorded earlier this winter at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, ON with producer/engineer/mixer Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, Mars Volta, Death Cab For Cutie). Fans got a sneak preview of a brand new track from the upcoming album when an alternate version of the song titled “Northern Wind” recently made its debut on a special Valentine’s Day episode of the hit series One Tree Hill. Green performed on the episode as part of the show’s story line.

Little Hell – named after the album’s title track, a song that explores the little heavens and little hells that comprise a relationship – is the first of Green’s albums to be recorded and mixed to tape. This sonic move ultimately resulted in the album’s warm immediacy, allowing the songs to take on a spaciousness previously unheard in City and Colour albums. The record allows Green to highlight all of the facets of his songwriting, from Blues-tinged rockers to pedal steel-soaked acoustic gems. Songs like “Northern Wind” have a beautiful intimacy, as if Green is in the same room and singing right to you, while “Sorrowing Man” is dark and brooding, anchored by an ominous organ in the chorus. The record also highlights Green’s impressive vocal range, from driving a full band on the rousing chorus of “Natural Disaster” or sighing mellifluously on opener “We Found Each Other in the Dark.”

Green – who has won Juno’s (Canadian Grammy’s) for ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (2007), SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (2009) – has enjoyed incredible success around the globe. In addition to fronting rock band Alexisonfire and selling out theaters that hold thousands of people in North America when he tours as City and Colour, Green has a rabid fan base abroad; his City and Colour show at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall in April 2011 sold out in mere hours. He will also be playing select shows in the U.S. this spring, highly anticipated stops at this year’s Coachella and Sasquatch festivals. Watch this space for additional info.

Little Hell Track Listing:

We Found Each Other in the Dark

Natural Disaster

The Grand Optimist

Little Hell

Fragile Bird

Northern Wind

O’Sister

Weightless

Sorrowing Man

Silver and Gold

Hope for Now

Upcoming CITY AND COLOUR Shows:

03-22 Los Angeles, LA – El Rey Theatre (SOLD OUT)

03-29 Chicago, IL – Park West (SOLD OUT)

03-31 New York, NY – Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)

04.05 Sydney, AUS – Enmore (SOLD OUT)

04.06 Sydney, AUS – Enmore (SOLD OUT)

04.07 Melbourne, AUS – The Palace (SOLD OUT)

04.08 Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli (SOLD OUT)

04.10 Adelaide, AUS – HQ (SOLD OUT)

04.11 Perth, AUS – Astor Theatre (SOLD OUT)

04.17 Indio, CA – COACHELLA

04.25 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)

05-29 George, WA @ SASQUATCH (SOLD OUT)

07-01 Kent, UK – Hop Farm Festival

www.cityandcolour.ca

BOY & BEAR Release iTunes Live: SXSW EP TODAY!

Are you one of the unfortunate who did not make it to Austin for SXSW this year, thus missing one of this year’s most exciting international acts, Boy & Bear? Fear not, friend: iTunes Live: SXSW has come to your rescue! While in Austin, iTunes recorded the band’s performance at the Billboard Official Showcase, and have released an exclusive, five-song live recording of the showcase, available for sale in the iTunes Store NOW!

A sneak peek of the iTunes Live EP – a recording of the band’s infectious song “Mexican Mavis” - can be heard now courtesy of Nylon Magazine’s website: http://www.nylonmag.com/?section=article&parid=6065.

Mixing swoon-worthy harmonies, gorgeous acoustic instrumentation and the catchiest of melodies, Australia’s Boy & Bear are primed to be the next band to be catapulted onto the international stage. Hot off the heels of charming the hell out of the Austin masses, Boy & Bear are jumping into the studio with acclaimed producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, My Morning Jacket) to record their debut album, set for release later into 2011.

To say the last year has been a whirlwind for Boy & Bear would not only be a cliché, but also an understatement. Since the band’s dulcet tones first hypnotized listeners via the Aussie radio waves in 2009, Boy & Bear has steadily become one of Australia’s most hotly-tipped exports. With the release of one five-song EP, entitled With Emperor Antarctica, the band quickly found themselves on Australia’s national tastemaker station, Triple J. Soon after, they were asked to tour Australia with the likes of folk rock luminaries such as Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Angus & Julia Stone. Eventually, the band made their way over to England, supporting Marling throughout the UK, and winning over audiences night after night. Following a slew of incredible shows in Austin for SXSW, they’re poised to take America by storm.

Click below to hear the brand new Alison Krauss Album Paper Airplane

Soundgardens LIVE on I-5 out Next Week* Listen NOW!

Soundgarden fans, rejoice! The day is almost here. Reuniting after a 13-year absence to a thunderous roar, Soundgarden - Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron - are releasing their first-ever collection of live tracks, Live on I-5, on March 22 through UMe. Stream the full album from Soundgarden’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Soundgarden?sk=app_178091127385 and pre-order the album http://www.soundgardenworld.com/shop! The band also recently announced that they are together in the studio writing and rehearsing with plans to release their first album of new material in over a decade. Get the details in Kim Thayil’s interview with RollingStone.com http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/soundgarden-prepare-live-album-plot-return-to-studio-20110218.

Titled Live on I-5 – a reference to the Interstate 5 which runs up and down the West Coast – the new collection compiles live tracks from a 1996 run by the band and captures the band at the height of their recording and touring career. This carefully selected compilation includes fan favorites like “Spoonman”, “Rusty Cage”, “Burden In My Hand,” and “Black Hole Sun” (performed by Chris Cornell solo), as well what insiders are calling the definitive live performance of “Jesus Christ Pose.” As a bonus, the disc includes two brilliantly inspired covers: The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” and The Stooges’ anarchic proto-punk classic, “Search & Destroy.” The band took out recording engineer, Adam Kasper with them on the West Coast leg of this tour- the first time they ever recorded any live shows. They rented a mobile 24 track machine/truck and recorded the gigs on 2" tape. Soundgarden had always intended to release it as a live record soon after the tour, but alas, they disbanded and the tapes were left in the closet of Studio X in Seattle (now called Bad Animals) to gather dust until now.

Live versions of “Black Hole Sun”, “Spoonman”, “Jesus Christ Pose” and “Fell On Black Days” have hit KNDD and KISW radio waves in the band’s hometown of Seattle, WA to an outpouring of excitement. Serving as just a sample of what is to come on the full album, the collection captures the rawness, spontaneity and magic that happens at live gigs between Soundgarden and their audiences. It cements the band’s place in rock history and shows why their appeal is as strong and as timeless as ever. “Most live records don’t capture the primal, poetic power that Soundgarden’s Live on I-5 does. In fact, most studio records don’t either, but that’s another story” said ArtistDirect.com.

WATCH: Amazon.com recently posted an exclusive live video of Soundgarden performing “Rusty Cage” at Lollapalooza last year http://www.amazon.com/gp/entity/store/B000APWNEQ/. Pre-orders available.

MONA Announce North American Spring Tour!

After invading ipods, airwaves and households across the pond, Nashville 4-piece Mona have brought their infectious rock n’ roll back home and will be taking their live show on the road! They will be making their way across the Midwest and East Coast with Joy Formidable in support of their forthcoming debut album - produced by lead singer Nick Brown and mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, Interpol, Audioslave). Kicking off the run of dates at their first-ever stop at SXSW and wrapping up in NYC, U.S. fans will have a chance to see why the band was included in the BBC Sound of 2011 poll, voted MTV UK’s Brand New for 2011, and performed on Later with Jools Holland with just one single to their name. Full list of dates below!

Mona’s style is a nod to the 50’s; with Elvis Presley swagger, Johnny Cash grit, and James Dean suave, it is impossible to deny their unbridled talent and distinct sound. Mona makes arm-pumping, vein-pulsing, knee-shaking, sing-your-lungs-out music – each note is a reminder that true rock & roll is not going anywhere.

Mona’s first single “Listen to Your Love” is available now at iTunes and all digital retailers. Look for the 7” of the track made for Record Store Day (http://recordstoreday.com/CustomPage/614) on April 16. Check out the video for the single http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YVY3JYgWHs and catch their track “Brick Shoes” http://www.spin.com/articles/download-meet-hot-nashville-rockers-mona.

TOUR DATES IN FULL: *with Joy Formidable

3/16 Austin, TX @ SXSW, Official Showcase – 10:00 PM

3/17 Austin, TX @ SXSW, Rolling Stone party – 3:00 PM

3/22 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *

3/24 Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House *

3/25 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *

3/26 Albany, NY @ Valentine’s *

3/28 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met *

3/29 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *

3/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *

3/31 Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club at Princeton University *

4/4 Columbus, OH @ The Basement *

4/5 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *

4/6 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *

4/21 New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory

youtube.com/monatheband *www.monatheband.com

DURAN DURAN Announce American Express Unstaged Concert- Directedby DAVID LYNCH

Duran Duran will kick-off the second year of “Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express” on March 23rd at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. The event (featuring all four original members: Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor) comes one day after the physical release of their 14-track, critically acclaimed 13th studio album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW (S-Curve Records). Duran Duran’s performance will mark the first time an artist is playing the “Unstaged” music series from Los Angeles. Upon release, tickets for Duran Duran’s performance at the Mayan Theatre sold out in under five minutes.

The 2011 “Unstaged” kick-off performance will be live-streamed at 10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT at www.YouTube.com/DuranDuranVEVO. American Express, in partnership with VEVO and YouTube, will provide Duran Duran fans worldwide with access to the performance. “Unstaged” coincides with anticipated sets at Ultra Music Festival and Coachella and a run of select, intimate North American April album release shows, which include newly added dates in Pomona, CA, Toronto, ON and Boston, MA. Award-winning filmmaker David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive), known for his unique cinematic style that masterfully blends imagery and sound design, has been enlisted to capture the performance, providing fans with a visually stunning home viewing experience. A sneak peak of what to expect from David Lynch and “Unstaged” is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go98Oa10QR4 .

Speaking from a rehearsal studio in London where they are preparing for the ‘Unstaged’ show, lead singer Simon Le Bon said: “We are all beyond delighted that David Lynch has agreed to direct this show for us. It’s a dream come true quite frankly. We are all such fans of his work and think he has a creative vision like no other. In talking to him about what he is planning, we all believe this live-streamed performance is going to look nothing like anyone has ever seen before. We can’t wait.”

“I am very excited about this opportunity to experiment with the band, Duran Duran, at the Mayan Theater on March 23rd,” said filmmaker David Lynch. “The idea is to try and create on the fly, layers of images permeating Duran Duran on the stage. A world of experimentation and hopefully some happy accidents.”

Bringing the in-concert and at-home viewing experiences to entirely new heights, “Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express” showcases some of the music industry’s most breakthrough artists playing at landmark venues across the country, while tapping some of today’s most influential filmmakers to direct the live-streams and using digital and social media to connect the online audience to the live shows in unexpected ways.

American Express® Cardmembers and fans can digitally interact with the live-stream both before and during the performance in the following ways: Choose Your Cam: The audience can control their viewing experience throughout the show by switching between the director’s main stream and alternate “Lynchian” artistic lenses on the night. “The Now Pulse” Crowd Visualizer: Further uniting the audiences at the show and at home, this new interactive project will create a real-time visualization of crowd excitement based on social chatter online. When the social buzz reaches a climax, a special Duran Duran memento will be unlocked for fans everywhere. “All Of Us Now” Photo Project: Audiences worldwide will collaborate with David Lynch in an on-stage and online art installation, by submitting photos. In true Lynch style, the photos will be showcased on surreal displays throughout the night. Visit www.YouTube.com/DuranDuranVEVO to find out more and submit videos. Online Pre Show: Building anticipation of the night, viewers who tune in early to the live-stream will catch an exclusive segment directed by David Lynch. Tweet The Band: Fans can Tweet questions to #amexduranduran for a chance to have them answered by the band in a series of Pre-Show vignettes.

Ms Lauryn Hill- Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series-New Dates Announced!

The legendary GRAMMY Award winning MC, vocalist, producer and songwriter, Ms. Lauryn Hill, has announced dates for her Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series. The series will kick off in Orlando, FL on March 16thand hit 12 cities across the country including sets at Miami’s Jazz in the Gardens Festival on March 19th, this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 15th and then wrapping at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 7th (full routing below). More dates to be announced in the coming weeks. In addition, Ms. Hill has also announced the creation of @MsHillMvngTrgt on Twitter as the definitive source for news, highlights and updates for the Moving Target Series as well as a place for her to communicate directly with her supporters.

Of these playdates Ms. Hill says, "One of the benefits of playing venues smaller than the ones I'm used to allows me the opportunity to not only reconnect with my supporters but to expose them to a portion of the musical journey I've been on which the world for the most part has not had access to. I've never shied away from being musically adventurous, nor am I known for being a lightweight when it comes to lyrical content or musical exploration. These more intimate playdates afford me the time to perform for listeners who haven't heard from me over the past several years or have been misinformed by the inaccuracies in some media coverage, many of which I might add, I find very amusing. Getting back out there to perform is a lot like resuming a strenuous sport after having been away from it for a while, but eventually the muscle-memory kicks in and each day brings progressive strength. It's an exciting and REAL process which these audiences will get to witness."

Ms. Hill recently ended a set of dates last month playing venues predominantly on the Eastern half of the country, which included performances at the Sundance Festival in Park City Utah and an exclusive party held during Fashion Week celebrating the opening of Alexander Wang's New York City Flagship store. Ms. Hill has been performing an innovative set list of classic material, evolved but faithful to the rigor, soulfulness and power of the original music from her iconic and groundbreaking solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill as well as classic Fugee numbers and a few covers honoring some of the music that Ms. Hill grew up influenced by.

OFFICIAL LIST OF DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

3/16 Orlando, FL House of Blues

3/19 Miami, FL Jazz in the Gardens Festival

3/23 Tampa, FL The Ritz

3/26 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues

3/30 Atlanta, GA Center Stage

4/3 Oahu, HI Aloha Tower

4/9 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Hall

4/12 San Francisco, CA The Warfield

4/15 Indio, CA Coachella Music and Arts Festival

4/18 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia

4/23 Denver, CO The Fillmore

5/7 New Orleans, LA Jazz and Heritage Festival

For more information, please visit @MsHillMvngTrgt

TV ON THE RADIO Offer FREE Song

NEW YORK, NY…TV On The Radio are releasing Nine Types Of Light on April 12th, and in anticipation they are giving away a free song! Check out “Caffeinated Consciousness” below.

You can hear all the new songs on Nine Types of Light live soon, as TVOTR will hit the road on a world-wide tour. First up, the band that coined the term “shit-hot thrilling music” join the madness that is SXSW, headlining the SPIN party at Stubb’s Friday, March 18, then the MOG show at Mohawk the next day.

To celebrate the release of their fourth studio album, TV On The Radio play two great stages that week: They headline Radio City Music Hall on April 13, then The Ed Sullivan Theater for an April 14 appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. TV On The Radio continue down the tour road until, before you know it, it’s already summer and time to headline the Sunday, July 17, day of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.

Nine Types of Light is the follow-up to the band's gorgeous, glorious 2008 release, Dear Science, which proved to be a kind of breakout release. It was named album of the year by Rolling Stone, Spin, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, MTV and NPR; touring behind the album, the group sold out a year's worth of live shows across the world. This, however, did not prevent everyone from referring to TV On The Radio as a Brooklyn band.

On this album, the group takes an admittedly simpler approach to some of their songs, but TV On The Radio do not write traditional pop songs. Often, they change direction two or three times in one song - distorted guitars, sauntering and reverberating bass, a drum beat that is just the slightest bit off-center: these all give the impression that TVOTR tunes are just-barely containing an explosive amount of energy underneath itself – and that tension is nothing less than exhilarating. "Will Do" starts out with wind chimes before giving away to that trademark buzz, with Tunde Adebimpe singing about the yearning for his ungovernable, unrequited love of another. "I think the songs on this album, to me, maybe sound simpler," Tunde says. "But it just might be that we have gotten better at what we do."

“Caffeinated Consciousness” from Nine Types of Light

TV ON THE RADIO SXSW!

March

17 Stubbs, Austin TX AOL event

18 Stubbs Austin TX Spin party

19 Mohawk, Austin TX MOG party

BRIGHT ANTENNA/ILG OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE

Rising Bay Area indie label Bright Antenna will be partnering with ILG for their SxSW showcase this year. The Bright Antenna/ILG official SxSW showcase will take place Thursday, March 17 at Maggie Mae’s Rooftop from 8 pm to 2 am and will feature Bright Antenna artists Middle Class Rut, recently the MTV PUSH Artist of the Week and currently at #6 on Alternative Rock Radio, UK electro pop avatars Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Ours frontman Jimmy Gnecco (scroll down for complete listings). Additionally, Orchestral Maneouvres in the Dark, Middle Class Rut and Jimmy Gnecco all have additional SxSW appearances (listed below).

The label has also unveiled its new interactive website in time for SxSW, which can be viewed here: http://www.brightantenna.com/wordpress.

Bright Antenna’s current roster includes a hand-picked selection of US and international artists, including Middle Class Rut, The Wombats, whose highly anticipated new album, This Modern Glitch, is set for a April 26 release; Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, currently touring the US through March; Jimmy Gnecco, the Magic Wands (look for a new album in the fall), and Spring Tigers. The site will offer links for concert tickets along with vivid, eye-catching artist videos, news, exclusive artist content and a weekly advice column called Ask The CESG, where Tiffanie, the label’s “Chief Executive Super Goddess,” answers questions on a wide range of topics including love, sex, relationships, food, arts & literature. If you’re interested email AskTheCESG@brightantenna.com.

Thursday 3/17:

BRIGHT ANTENNA/ ILG OFFICIAL SHOWCASE @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop Geographer: 8 – 8:25 pm (25 min set)

The Chain Gang of 1974: 8:40 – 9:10 pm (30 min set)

Jimmy Gnecco: 9:25 – 10:05 pm (40 min set)

The Lonely Forest: 10:20 – 11:05 pm (45 min set)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: 11:20 – 11:50 am (30 min set)

Middle Class Rut: 12:05 – 12:50 am (45 min set)

Hours: 1:05 – 1:50 pm (45 min set)

ADDITIONAL BRIGHT ANTENNA ARTIST SHOWCASES

Friday – 3/18:

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

3:10 pm SPIN SXSW Bash day party @ Stubbs

1:00 am @ Stubbs (headlining)

Saturday – 3/19

Middle Class Rut

2:45 pm - Alternative Press Day Party @ Emo’s (Vans Stage)

Saturday March 19

Jimmy Gnecco

6:15 pm - Industry of Music Showcase @ The Ginger Man

ABOUT BRIGHT ANTENNA:

Taking their name from a phrase they’d admired in a song from a classic Canadian prog-rock band (pat yourself on the back if you know the reference), BRIGHT ANTENNA lives by the credo that “Music is a necessity, not a pastime.” From its inception 5 years ago, the label has assembled a carefully selected international roster of acts that reflects the personalities and astute musical tastes of its 5 founders: author/visionary /music fanatic and “Chief Executive Super Goddess” Tiffanie “Shine” DeBartolo; producer/engineer Sep V, managing Jedi Scott Schumaker, A&R kahuna and President Braden Merrick (former manager of The Killers and Rock and Roll Jeopardy aficionado); and financial advisor Ben Heldfond.

BRIGHT ANTENNA is also home to an incredible analog studio which features a Euphonix 2000M-96 digitally-controlled analog mixing desk, several options for multitrack formats, and a full complement of outboard gear including mic preamps, compressors, EQs, digital effects, and analog tape machines. Artists who have recorded at the studio include: Jimmy Gnecco, Magic Wands, Spring Tigers, Rogue Wave, Lauryn Hill and E-40.

BRIGHT ANTENNA firmly believes in the karma police, strawberry fields lasting forever, and that it’s okay if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for.

http://www.brightantenna.com/wordpress

http://twitter.com/brightantenna

DELUKA Anounce SXSW 2011 DATES

Deluka are heading to Texas for a whirlwind of shows, culminating with a headlining set at the Crash This Party house party on Friday, March 18th at a secret location. To RSVP and receive the location day of via text, click here: http://tiny.cc/6stvo Follow Crash This Party on Twitter for updates: http://twitter.com/SXSWHouseParty

With one of most exhilarating rock-driven electronic shows on the road today, Deluka’s SXSW sets are not to miss! Catch them here:

Wednesday, March 16th

2:30pm Flavorpill + The MuseBox + I Rock I Roll + The Bell House NY are AUSTIN BFFs (Day Party) @ Lipstick 24 (606 E 7th St. - Austin, Texas)

4-6PM Pepsi-Grooveshark Showcase @ Whitleys Warehouse (301 Brasos St Austin TX)

Thursday, March 17th

1PM Official Showcase @ Maggie Mays (323 East 6th Street, Austin, TX)

Friday, March 18th

1:30pm Billboard Showcase @ Buffalo Billiards (201 6th St. - Austin, TX)

3:50pm Texas Tornado @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St. - Austin, TX)

8:00pm CRASH THIS HOUSE PARTY (w. Funeral Party/ Kids of 88/ K-Flay)

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED DAY OF BY TEXT

RSVP LINK : http://tiny.cc/6stvo

Hailing from Brooklyn via Birmingham UK, Deluka generates a perfect storm of fluid electronic beats and hailing rock riffs, pulsating bass and breathtaking vocals. With electric and fearless front woman Ellie Innocenti at the helm, Deluka made early impressions on UK indie music bible NME and trendsetting culture magazine Dazed and Confused, who were among the first to tip the band. Their debut album You Are The Night, was released at the end of 2010 on Vel / RED Records and boasts first single “Cascade,” which spent 9 weeks on the Top 100 Alternative Chart and won the MTVu Freshman 5 which highlights the most promising of emerging new talent. Their second single, “OMFG” was released in early 2011 and has been running up the alternative chart.

Check out the new music video for “OMFG” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jPDZms4jts

*To request an interview or review tickets, reach out!*

Arctic Monkeys to Release 4th Album, Suck It and See, on June 7th!

Suck It and See features 12 new Arctic Monkeys’ songs and was produced by James Ford at the legendary Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. The album was engineered by James Brown and mixed by Craig Silvey.

The album will be available on CD, vinyl and via digital download. The tracklisting for Suck It and See is as follows:

1. She’s Thunderstorms

2. Black Treacle

3. Brick by Brick

4. The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

5. Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair

6. Library Pictures

7. All My Own Stunts

8. Reckless Serenade

9. Piledriver Waltz

10. Love is a Laserquest

11. Suck It and See

12. That’s Where You’re Wrong

Arctic Monkeys are Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley and Matt Helders. They haven’t performed in North America since criss-crossing the country in the wake of the release of Humbug, their acclaimed third album. The band posted a video preview of brand new song “Brick by Brick” on their website late last week.

Their upcoming North American tour dates in full:

5/17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

5/18 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory

5/19 Boston, MA House Of Blues

5/21 Toronto, ON Kool Haus

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5/22 Montreal, QC Olympia de Montreal

5/24 New York, NY Rumsey Playfield

5/26 Detroit, MI Clutch Cargoes

5/27 Milwaukee, WI The Rave

5/28 Minneapolis, MN First Ave

5/30 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre

5/31 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

6/3 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium

www.arcticmonkeys.com www.dominorecordco.us

Hear The Pains of Being Pure at Heart on a Button! Wear Them, Too!

New York (NY)…The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be releasing their upcoming album Belong (Slumberland/Collective Sounds) on CD, digitally, on vinyl, on colored vinyl, and on a motherfucking button dude!

Playbutton pairs the concept of a great album with the classic fan button, and for people who love music it’s a great way to wear your Pains Heart on your lapel. This wearable MP3 has your same basic technology sense as your iPod - with much better fashion sense. Emblazoned with the band’s album artwork, plug in some ear buds and, like an album, you can play, pause, skip and control the volume with the touch of a button; but unlike an album it is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are powered by a fanatic love of music; a band who tends to spend most interviews talking about how barely-remembered underground pop bands of the 80s and 90s are far superior to their own music (never mind that Pitchfork says they "could be the most promising indie pop group around"). Recorded with the production and mixing team of Flood (Depeche Mode, U2) and Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Jesus and Mary Chain, Ride), Belong unleashes added power, while retaining all the sweet sweet melodies that still hit that pop spot. Spin says Flood and Moulder give Belong “a widescreen ‘I Melt With You’ swoon and remind the rhythm section that My Bloody Valentine could be a dance band,” and Pitchfork gave the single "Heart in Your Heartbreak "Best New Music,” stating "It's immediately appealing in the same way their debut was." You can get a preview of Belong, at SXSW (full dates below), or if you’re not making the trip to Austin, check them out on The Late Show with David Letterman on March 22nd.

The Playbutton version of Belong will be available on release day March 29th online at www.openingceremony.us, www.newmuseum.org or http://www.slumberlandrecords.com/

For more information, go to www.playbutton.co

“Fifteen pieces of flair are the minimum required to work here. But there is no limit to how many pieces of flair you can wear. Now Brian over there is sporting 37 pieces of flair. Each piece represents how much he cares about being an individual and being a team player. You see, you can be both at once . . . somehow. But that's not important. What's important is the flair.” --Office Space

Bright Eyes Add Tour Dates;Announce Additional Support by M Ward on Select Dates

It has been just about a month since the release of Bright Eyes’ seventh studio album, The People’s Key (out February 15th on Saddle Creek), and what a month it has been! The band has returned stateside after playing a string of sold out dates in Europe. After an explosive set on The Late Show With David Letterman, the celebrated Nebraskan band kicked off their massive U.S. tour in Miami to rave reviews. Tonight they are set to headline a sold out performance, their second night at New York City’s legendary Radio City Music Hall. They are now announcing additional dates with support by Dawes and M Ward who are each set to join them on select performances.

Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott with an array of talented musicians joining them in the studio and on tour.

Please visit www.conoroberst.com for full details on all tour dates!

Catch Bright Eyes Live (new dates):

4/11 Reno, NV Knitting Factory Concert House +

6/7 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheater%

6/8 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion - Indoors%

6/9 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AC - Indoors%

6/10 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for Performing Arts% ***

6/11 Vienna, VA Filene Center At Wolf Trap% ***

* w/ Cursive

^ w/ Superchunk and WILD FLAG

# w/ Mynabirds

**w/ The Felice Brothers, Middle Brother and Man Man

@ w/ Titus Andonicus

^^ w/ Conduits

+ w/ Farmer Dave Scher

## w/ Jenny And Johnny

% w/ Dawes

*** w/ M Ward

Hollerado Announce NACHO HOUSE Party at SXSW!!

Hollerado are heading back to Austin, Texas this year for a triumphant return to SXSW with multiple shows including one of their now famous NACHO HOUSE parties.

NACHO HOUSE is a tradition the Ontario-bred band first established at Pop Montreal and have taken to SXSW twice before.

The idea is simple: free nachos, cheap beer and good music. And this time, they're equipped with their very own brand of hot sauce - Hollerado’s Hot & Healthy - available for sale at every show.

"Nacho House is basically just an excuse to throw a party for our friends from all over who have come to the festival," explains Hollerado singer Menno Versteeg. "Last year we had two toaster ovens making nachos all day. This year we are gonna try and make three stacks of three toaster ovens for maximum nacho output!"

New Yorkers can catch a sneak peek of Hollerado’s set this Friday, March 11th when the band plays Bowery Ballroom with Fang Island. HOLLERADO has become one of the most lovable groups on the planet thanks to insanely catchy and energetic guitar pop, boundless creativity and a relentless DIY approach. In the last year they've played with some of the hottest names in music including Weezer, Titus Andronicus, Girl Talk, Fucked Up, Black Lips, Fang Island, and Gang of Four and released a viral video for "Americanarama" that gained international attention and features from Fader, Paste, MTV and countless other outlets. The band is also nominated for a Juno Award for New Group of the Year.

HOLLERADO'S NACHO HOUSE

PRESENTED BY POP MONTREAL & BAMM.TV

MARCH 17 @ BEAUTY BAR ON 7TH STREET

12-6? TWO STAGES

INDOOR STAGE

12noon Palmbomen

1:00pm Superhumanoids

2:00pm The Moondoggies

3:00pm The Ferocious Few

4:00pm The Soft White Sixties

5:00pm Hollerado

OUTDOOR STAGE

12:30pm Malajube

1:30pm Uncle Bad Touch

2:30pm Esben & the Witch

3:30pm PS I Love Youv

4:30pm Cadence Weapon

5:30pm Mister Heavenly

HOLLERADO AT SXSW 2011

WEDNESDAY MARCH 16

The Midgetmen's Texas Jumpstart 4 party @Hole In The Wall - 3PM

Official Showcase @ Antone's - 9PM

THURSDAY MARCH 17

NACHO HOUSE @ Beauty Bar - 5PM

SATURDAY MARCH 19

Consequence of Sound / Axis of Audio party @ The Rumbler - 3:20PM

M For Montreal & CBC RADIO 3 Official SXSW Daytime Party @ Red Eye Fly - 4:30PM

Cheeseburger Announce Sophomore Release "Another Big Night Down The Drain"

Cheeseburger, the Brooklyn-based party band that has made quite the name for itself in the New York music scene with its party-popping self-title first album, announced today the release of its sophomore album, Another Big Night Down the Drain. The 11-song release from the band’s new label, Williams Street Records, will drop May 3 on both CD and digital download. Original band members Joe Bradley (vocals), Luke Crotty (Drums) and Christy Karacas (Guitar) are now joined by Jayson Green (vocals), Christian Gordy (Bass) and Eric Dufresne (Guitar) on the release, and the result is a bigger sound, but the same riff heavy garage punk vibe that fans have come to expect.

Cheeseburger’s self-titled 2006 debut was released to worldwide acclaim, as critics were awestruck by their frenzied and gritty garage punk sound garnering the band’s comparisons to the likes of the Stooges and the Dickies. As the editors of Pitchfork put it, “Rather than copy some Motley Crue Cliché and wind up sounding like Jet or Louis XIV, Cheeseburger toy with rock archetypes the way a big cat teases its prey.”

Another Big Night Down the Drain boasts all of the same brawn but adds even more bite. The record’s bigger sound transports this group of party seekers to a whole new level musically, with a thematic album telling the tale of one poor sap’s adventurous night on the town. Tracks on the album include:

1. Party Song

2. Winner

3. Big Night

4. Tight Jeans

5. Jellybean

6. Bobby’s Theme

7. Deep In The Cups

8. Gina

9. Suzy

10. Roll Like That

11. Good Time Charlie

To support the album release, Cheeseburger will bring the party to Austin and perform four live shows at this year’s South by Southwest festival from Tuesday, March 15 through Friday, March 18. Fans can catch them on Tuesday at the Panache Pre-SXSW party at the Scoot Inn, Wednesday at the AnSo Day Party at Spider House, Thursday at the Vice Showcase at Club De Ville or Friday at Lyndon James Stockbauer’s Day of the Degenerates party at The Longbranch Inn. If you’re attending South by Southwest, be sure to take Brooklyn Vegan’s advice: “If you've never experienced the mayhem that is one of their shows, now is the time.”

Additionally, music from Another Big Night Down the Drain will be featured throughout the upcoming season of Adult Swim's Superjail!, the animated comedy co-created by the band's guitarist Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick (Beavis and Butthead, Daria). The second season of the series following the chaotic characters and antics from the world's most violent prison will debut on Adult Swim this spring.

Spiritualized Sign To Fat Possum; Announce Royal Albert Hall Show;New Album Fall 2011

Currently at work on their soon-to-be-completed 7th album, Spiritualized have signed to Fat Possum Records for North America. The new album will be released in the Fall. The band have also announced plans for a show at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall on October 11th, 2011 . Tickets go on sale March 11th at 9am.

While it’s been three years since the release of acclaimed album Songs In A&E, Spiritualized have been busy in the interim. July last year saw them stage a spectacular orchestral performance of their 1997 masterpiece Ladies And Gentlemen…We Are Floating In Space at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall. Led by enigmatic frontman Jason Spaceman, Spiritualized are widely regarded as one of the most significant British rock bands of the past 20 years.

Based in Oxford, Mississippi Fat Possum Records has produced a steady stream of formidable releases in its 19 year history, including albums from The Black Keys, R.L Burnside, Andrew Bird, Junior Kimbrough, Band Of Horses, Dinosaur Jr, Townes Van Zandt, T. Rex, WAVVES and The Walkmen.

www.spiritualized.com

For more information on Spiritualized contact Chloe Walsh at Press Here – 212 246 2640. Chloe(at)PressHerePublicity.com For more information on Fat Possum: www.fatpossum.com

Arctic Monkeys Announce North American Tour!

The Monkeys are back! It’s been well over a year since US audiences had a chance to witness the infectious energy of an Arctic Monkeys live show but music fans can delight in today’s news that the English 4-piece have announced plans to play a string of coast-to-coast shows this spring. Kicking off in our nation’s capitol on May 17th and wrapping up at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on June 3rd, the tour includes a return to New York City’s renowned Summer Stage in Central Park on May 24th. Presale and ticket information is available at ArcticMonkeys.com/ click here.

Arctic Monkeys - Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley and Matt Helders - haven’t performed in North America since criss-crossing the country in the wake of the release of Humbug, their acclaimed third album. Fans can expect to hear some eagerly awaited new material – the band posted a video preview of brand new song “Brick By Brick” on their website late last week.

Their upcoming US tour dates in full:

5/17 Washington, DC 930 Club

5/18 Philadelphia, PA Knitting Factory

5/19 Boston, MA House Of Blues

5/21 Toronto, ON Kool Haus

5/22 Montreal, QC L’Olympia

5/24 New York, NY Summer Stage

5/26 Detroit, MI Clutch Cargoes

5/27 Milwaukee, WI The Rave

5/28 Minneapolis, MN First Ave

5/30 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre

5/31 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

6/3 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium

For more information on the Arctic Monkeys please go to www.arcticmonkeys.com.

Imagination Movers Announce Partnership with SonyCyber-shotR for Nationwide Tour!

Disney Junior's Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers have announced they’ve partnered with Sony Cyber-shot® digital cameras for their nationwide "In a Big Warehouse" concert tour, which kicked off earlier this month. The first partnership of this kind for the Movers, the guys will incorporate an in-show integration with the Cyber-shot cameras during their song "Take a Picture," where they will take a photo of the audience. As a special keepsake, Sony will also be coordinating a fan photo program, where attendees can get their picture taken in the lobby against a special Movers branded backdrop. Photos will be printed and given away at the end of the show. In addition, the Movers will also be doing a series of in-store events at ‘Sony Style’ locations across the country (full list of dates below). Fans who attend the in-store event will receive a special discount on select Cyber-shot cameras and have a chance to both meet the Movers and have their photos taken together.

"We've worked hard to make Imagination Movers a name people associate with smart music and television for families. Now we're thrilled that our song 'Take a Picture' has allowed us to partner with Sony, one of the most iconic and trusted brands in the world of entertainment. It's an exciting opportunity for us." said Mover Rich Collins.

Sony Style In-Store Locations are as follows:

2/28 Fashion Valley San Diego, CA

3/1 Washington Square Mall Portland, OR

3/4 University Village Store Seattle, WA

3/11 Cherry Creek Shopping Center Denver, CO

4/7 Copley Place Boston, MA

4/11 Menlo Park Mall Edison, NJ

5/2 Roosevelt Field Garden City, NY

5/7 NY Flagship Store New York, NY

5/13 Tysons Corner Center Washington, DC

On SUNDAY, MARCH 6 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT), Disney Junior will present "Imagination Movers in Concert," a 45-minute primetime special featuring more than a dozen songs from the hit "Imagination Movers" television series. Premiering during Mardi Gras week on Disney Channel, the concert was filmed before a sold-out crowd at the Lakefront Arena in the Movers' hometown of New Orleans. The series is currently in its third season. Since signing with Walt Disney Records in 2008, the Imagination Movers have sold more than 100,000 albums, received multiple awards and earned critical praise from the Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly and many other media outlets. Their newest release, In a Big Warehouse, the soundtrack for the second season of the television series, hit the charts last fall, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Albums chart and bowing at #3 on Billboard’s Children’s Chart. The Imagination Movers television series, which features the blue-suited band as brainstormers working hard to solve “Idea Emergencies” in their Idea Warehouse, is a hit with audiences around the world, airing in over 59 countries/territories and in 12 languages since September 2008. The Imagination Movers are Collins, a former journalist and father of five; Scott Durbin, a teacher and father of two; Dave Poche, an architect and father of two; and Scott "Smitty" Smith, a New Orleans firefighter who was part of the Hurricane Katrina search and rescue effort.

www.imaginationmovers.com

Def Leppard Announce the Release of First-Ever LIVE Album ‘MIRRORBALL’ this Summer!

Def Leppard, Great Britain’s premier arena rock band, have announced the release of their first-ever live album, Mirrorball, out this summer. The live album was recorded across the world over the course of many of the band’s sold-out dates. Mirrorball will feature all of the classic songs that have made Def Leppard one of the most respected and beloved power rock bands in the world. The release captures the group’s legendary concert experience at its thunderous best, bringing together live versions of classic Leppard hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Rock of Ages,” “Foolin',” “Hysteria,” “Photograph” and an incredible rendition of “Bringing on the Heartache.” With their creative juices at full flow, the band has also added three new studio tracks: “Undefeated,” “It’s All About Believin’” and “Kings of the World,” that are undeniably Def Leppard. Mirrorball follows the band’s 2008 studio release, Live From the Sparkle Lounge, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the group’s highest chart position since 1992’s Adrenalized.

In addition to the album, Chronicle Books will be releasing Def Leppard: the Definitive Visual History, featuring photos of the band by legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin. His fully authorized visual history of the band follows them from the new wave of British heavy metal to their massive Pyromania and Hysteria albums to the sustained power of their records and tours today. The book will be available this June.

Last month, Def Leppard announced their triumphant return to US stages with a summer tour kicking off on June 15 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Twenty additional shows have been confirmed for the Live Nation produced tour and are set to go on sale beginning March 11th at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com (for a list of dates please see below). Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated tour are Seattle rock legends Heart. Leppard's influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums -- including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria. The anthemic rock megastars have earned their stripes as one of the most enduring and successful touring acts in history. Heart showed the world that women can rock when they stormed the charts with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," “Alone” and many more, a stream of hits showcasing the sisters’ enormous talents as both musicians and singers, selling more than 30 million records.

THE WOMBATS return with This Modern Glitch

Liverpool’s The Wombats return with their highly anticipated sophomore album, The Wombats proudly present … This Modern Glitch, will be released April 26, 2011 through Bright Antenna/ILG/Warners. Set to conquer the States, the band delivers 10 tracks that retain the immediacy and hook-filled sensibility of their stunning UK platinum-selling debut, 2007’s The Wombats proudly present … Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation, while introducing aggressive dance elements and a heavier, wryer lyrical bent to their infectious alt-pop. The Wombats have also unveiled the album art for This Modern Glitch (above) by legendary surrealist artist Storm Thorgerson, known for his iconic Pink Floyd album covers, as well the complete track listing for the album (see below).

The band has also released a brand new video for their compelling new single, “Anti-D,” produced by Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.); the track was chosen as BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe “Single of the Week.” The woozy psychedelia of the video - shot in one continuous take - addresses frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy’s issues with depression and addiction to anti-depressants by contrasting the solemn, black-clad Murph to a colorful array of bizarre characters as he makes his way through a surreal, Technicolor world.

View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti1W7Zu8j9k

The Wombats - “Murph” (lead guitar, lead vocals, keyboards), Dan Haggis (drums, backing vocals) and Tord Øverland-Knudsen (bass, backing vocals) - will be making their US television debut on March 16 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing their Top 20 UK single, “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves).” The track was a BBC Radio 1 “Single of the Week” and has already gone gold in the UK and Australia, with its witty, tongue-in-cheek. rock stars on rampage video now at over 1.4 million YouTube plays.

Recorded at NRG Recording Studios in Los Angeles, This Modern Glitch was produced with Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party) and Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Lostprophets),with additional production prowess contributed by super-producers Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.), Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, The Donnas, Weezer).

Following the release of their debut album, The Wombats proudly present… A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation, the band’s ascendency continued unabated. The album produced a string of smash dancefloor singles – “Kill The Director,” “Let’s Dance To Joy Division” and “Backfire At The Disco – and propelled the band to become Liverpool’s biggest musical export in well over a decade.

This Modern Glitch Track Listing:

1. Our Perfect Disease

2. Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)

3. Jump Into The Fog

4. Anti-D

5. Last Night I Dreamt…

6. Techno Fan

7. 1996

8. Walking Disasters

9. Girls/Fast Cars

10. Schumacher The Champagne

Arena Rock Legends Def Leppard Announce US Summer Tour w/ Special Guests Heart!

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 24, 2011) Def Leppard, Great Britain's premiere arena rock band, have announced that they will make their triumphant return to the US with a summer tour kicking off on June 15 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated tour are Seattle rock legends Heart. Leppard's influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums -- including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria. The anthemic rock megastars have earned their stripes as one of the most enduring and successful touring acts in history. Heart showed the world that women can rock when they stormed the charts with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," “Alone” and many more, a stream of hits showcasing the sisters’ enormous talents as both musicians and singers, selling more than 30 million records. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour will go on sale on beginning March 4th at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Additional dates to be announced soon.

"After having had the last 18 months off, Leppard are ready to get back on the road! Add Heart to the bill and it truly makes for a special evening," says singer Joe Elliott.

" Nancy and I are really excited to be bringing Heart to the stage this summer with Def Leppard. It's going to be a powerful, monster show. The real thing. The summer of 2011 will be amazing," says singer Ann Wilson.

Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets in select cities through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

The band has partnered with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the show, including premium seats, pre-show parties and more. For more information please visit www.defleppard.com

Def Leppard's US tour dates with Heart are as follows:

June 15 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

June 17 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

June 22 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte

June 24 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut

June 26 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center

June 29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion

July 2 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

July 3 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

July 12 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

July 13 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

July 15th Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

July 20 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

July 24 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

August 10 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

August 21 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

August 27 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

August 31st Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

September 14 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater

For complete ticket and tour information visit DefLeppard.com, TicketMaster.com and LiveNation.com.

Sachal Jazz: Interpretations of Jazz Standards & Bossa Nova

On April 26th, 2011 Sachal Music will proudly release Sachal Jazz: Interpretations of Jazz Standards & Bossa Nova. Recorded at Sachal Studios in Lahore, Pakistan, the album fuses some of the most famous jazz and bossa nova standards with the beauty and splendor of the Indo – Pakistan music. With interpretations of works by renowned composers such as Dave Brubeck, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Burt Bacharach, and Dave Grusin, the album creates a platform for the skilled and virtuosic music masters (‘‘Ustads’’) who would otherwise not have an outlet for their craft. The album will be distributed in the U.S. by Imagine Music.

The genesis of this unique project was the labor of love of Izzat Majeed. Establishing Sachal Studios in Lahore, Pakistan, Izzat provided the great musicians of Lahore with state-of-the art studios that created a genuine port of expression for dozens of musicians with no other outlets. In addition to offering an artistic center to a neglected community bereft of work and recognition, Sachal Studios went one step further by integrating classical south-Asian music with jazz, the most American of arts. In doing so, Sachal Jazz has created a discourse between the musical styles of the West and the East, which naturally transcends into a cultural exchange between two very different parts of the world. The project brings together some of Pakistan’s greatest musicians to form the Sachal Studios Orchestra. With initial recordings in Lahore, the album was then brought to Abbey Road Studios in London for mixing and additional instrumentation. The ensemble, led by Izzat as Executive Producer, fuses together timeless jazz with traditional classical Pakistani and Indian music, creating an elevated new sound that challenges the confines of both genres.

From the spirited opener, Brubeck’s “Take Five,” to the closing reinterpretation of “Garota de Ipanema (Raga)” (The Girl from Ipanema), Sachal Jazz is an incredible example of how re-imagined instrumentation and sonic palettes can breathe new life and a new perspective on some our most recognizable and beloved music. Izzat utilizes the track “Mountain Dance” to highlight the sheer majesty of the sitar and the incredible musicianship of sitar player Nafees Khan. On the reworked “Misty,” by Erroll Garner, Izzat portrays one of the most romantic compositions in jazz with melody lines from the sitar and the tabla with the lush rhythmic foundation of the “Ghara” or clay pot, ghungroos (ankle-bells), triangle, and tambourine. The album contains two reinterpretations of “Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema).” The first is true to the laissez-faire and feel of the original, with the Sachal Orchestra invoking a light airy feel with multiple percussive elements. The second interpretation, “Garota de Ipanema (Raga)” boldly emphasizes traditional Pakistani and Indian instrumentation and musical themes, creating an even more percussive and classically involved music.

Track listing in full:

1. Take Five (Dave Brubeck / Paul Desmond)

2. Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Newton Mendonca)

3. Mountain Dance (Raga) (Dave Grusin)

4. Garota De Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim/ Vinicius De Moraes)

5. Misty (Errol Garner)

6. Samba De Verao (Marcos Valle Kostenbaden / Norman Gimble)

7. The Guy’s In Love With You (Burt Bacharach / Hal Davis)

8. Garota de Ipanema (Raga)

For more information on Sachal Jazz, contact: Press Here Ashley Bryan 212.246.2640 ashley@pressherepublicity.com

CITY AND COLOUR Announces New Album On Vagrant Records

Dallas Green- lead singer of acclaimed band Alexisonfire- has announced that he will be releasing his 3rd solo album as a singer-songwriter under the moniker CITY AND COLOUR on Vagrant Records. The album titled Little Hell is scheduled for release in June 2011 and is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 2008’s Bring Me Your Love, which was certified platinum in Green’s native Canada. Billboard called the album “warm and intimate” and Alternative Press said, “picture-perfect imagery and a brutal honesty that throws back to a time when talent meant skills, not studio trickeries… an inspiring album.”

Little Hell was recorded earlier this month at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, ON with producer/engineer/mixer Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, Mars Volta, Death Cab For Cutie). The album track listing and official release date will be confirmed in the coming weeks, however, City and Colour reveals the upcoming album artwork HERE.

Fans got a sneak preview of a brand new track from the upcoming album when an alternate version of the song titled “Northern Wind” recently made its debut on a special Valentine’s Day episode of the hit series One Tree Hill. Green performed on the episode as part of the show’s story line.

Green – who has won Juno’s (Canadian Grammy’s) for ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (2007), SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (2009), had the distinction of hosting the 2010 Juno Songwriter’s Circle.

Green will be playing select US shows and festivals this Spring, including a highly anticipated stop at this year’s SXSW, Coachella and Sasquatch festivals. Watch this space for additional info.

Upcoming CITY AND COLOUR Shows:

02-26 Halifax, NS – Celebration Square (2011 Canada Winter Games)

03-16 Austin, TX @ SXSW

03-17 Austin, TX @ St. David’s Historical Sanctuary

03-18 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s

03-19 Austin, TX @ SXSW

03-22 Los Angeles, LA – El Rey Theatre (SOLD OUT)

03-29 Chicago, IL – Park West (SOLD OUT)

03-31 New York, NY – Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)

04.05 Sydney, AUS – Enmore (SOLD OUT)

04.06 Sydney, AUS – Enmore- (SOLD OUT)

04.07 Melbourne, AUS – The Palace (SOLD OUT)

04.08 Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli (SOLD OUT)

04.10 Adelaide, AUS – HQ (SOLD OUT)

04.11 Perth, AUS – Astor Theatre (SOLD OUT)

04.17 Indio, CA – COACHELLA

04.25 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)

05-29 George, WA @ SASQUATCH (SOLD OUT)

www.cityandcolour.ca

White Lies Announce Nationwide Spring Tour!

London’s White Lies are thrilled to announce that they’ll be kicking off a spring run of stateside dates this May with the rescheduled New York City show happening on May 19 at Terminal 5. The 7 city run in support of their sophomore release, Ritual, will see the band giving their fans on this side of the ocean a taste of their new music in their exciting live show! From tour kick off in Boston at Paradise Rock Club on May 17 the band will hit major markets across the East Coast and Southern States before wrapping in Mexico City on May 26. White Lies made a major splash with their incredibly enigmatic 2009 debut, To Lose My Life and their highly anticipated sophomore effort Ritual is already a smash success. With high profile appearances on the likes of The Tonight Show and sold out gigs stateside this past January, you won’t want to miss your chance to snag tickets when White Lies play a city near you this spring. Nationwide summer tour to be announced shortly!

White Lies’ debut To Lose My Life launched these childhood friends (Harry McVeigh, Jack Brown, Charles Cave) from West London straight into the spotlight both on our shores as well as overseas and landed them a # 1 record in the UK as well as the honorable distinction of being MOJO’s Breakthrough Artist of 2009 and Q’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2009). Stateside they played to massive crowds at Coachella and Lollapalooza and found themselves performing on the Late Show with Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. A heavy touring band, White Lies have spent the past two years on the road playing both headlining sets as well as supporting slots with artists like Coldplay and Kings of Leon. After a recent gig opening for Muse this past September at Wembley Stadium where the band launched through an incendiary set of both new and old tunes to an audience of 100,000.

White Lies' new single 'Strangers' is out on the 21st of March and the band has unveiled a brand new website for the release. www.WeAreAllStrangers.com is the place to watch the new video and connect with other White Lies fans. Just be careful... not everything is as it seems. To search for your very own perfect stranger, visit www.WeAreAllStrangers.com now.

Catch The Band On Tour This Spring!:

May 17 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

May 19 New York, NY Terminal 5

May 20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

May 21 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

May 24 Austin, TX Antone's

May 25 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's

May 26 Mexico City Vive Cuervo Salon

Point your browser to http://www.whitelies.com for more information or give us a shout!

Gruff Rhys Announces Full US Tour In Support Of Hotel Shampoo

Gruff Rhys has announced a full North American tour in support of his latest solo album, Hotel Shampoo. The enigmatic lead singer and songwriter for celebrated Welsh outfit Super Furry Animals, solo artist, one half of trans-Atlantic electronic duo Neon Neon and documentarian extraordinaire will release Hotel Shampoo on May 3rd via Wichita Recordings. The tour, which will see Gruff supported by and backed by North Wales surf pop band Y Niwl, kicks off in Brooklyn, New York on May 18th and winds its way around the US and Canada before a final night at Manhattan’s Mercury Lounge on June 15th. Just ahead of these dates, Gruff’s South American road trip documentary Separado! – in which our intrepid hero spends several weeks tracking down his long lost Patagonian relatives – will be shown at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Watch the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2IfD-6iS3Y.

Hotel Shampoo is Gruff’s third solo album and his most accomplished yet, filled with shimmering slices of kaleidoscopic, cinematic pop, including the enticing singles “Shark Ridden Waters” and “Sensations In The Dark” which debuted on PitchforkTV earlier this year. As a testament to the album title and inspiration, Gruff recently created an art installation at the Chapel Arts Center in Cardiff, Wales - a hotel made entirely of bathroom items garnered from various hotels throughout his touring career – and spent the night sleeping inside.

Watch the “Sensations In The Dark” video http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/music-videos/509-gruff-rhys/2278-sensations-in-the-dark/.

May

Wed 18 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

Thu 19 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

Fri 20 Washington, DC @Red Palace

Sat 21 Carrboro, NC @Local 506

Sun 22 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

Tue 24 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

Wed 25 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree

Fri 27 Austin, TX @ Mohawk

Sat 28 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

Tue 31 San Diego, CA @ Casbah

June

Wed 01 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Thu 02 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop/ Popscene

Fri 03 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

Sat 04 Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore

Sun 05 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

Wed 08 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

Thu 09 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s

Fri 10 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room

Sat 11 Toronto, Canada @ Horseshoe Tavern

Tue 14 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Wed 15 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Hotel Shampoo was released on OVNI/Turnstile Music in the UK and Europe on February 14th.

www.gruffrhys.com

BRANDON FLOWERS to Play Select West Coast Dates This Spring!

The Killers’ Brandon Flowers will be playing select West Coast dates this spring, culminating in a set at this year’s Coachella festival. These very special dates are on sale NOW!

These shows will feature the same band that Flowers took on the road this past fall in support of his critically acclaimed solo album, Flamingo, out now on Island Records. Flamingo, produced by Stuart Price, Daniel Lanois, and Brendan O’Brien, is a stunning 10-song collection that received rapturous response upon its release last year. Live, these songs take on new dimensions, all anchored by Flowers’ show-stopping performance.

Praise for Flamingo:

“Flamingo, the Killers front man’s solo debut, perfects the haunted shimmering quality of the Vegas quartet’s 2008 international hit Day & Age.” – Vanity Fair

“...the hooks on Flamingo [are] irresistible…” – Rolling Stone

“…propulsively kinetic…” – Elle

“…a kaleidoscopic pop rocker with dramatic keys and a heart as big as Flowers' outsized, cannonball of a voice.” – Las Vegas Review Journal

Praise for Flowers’ live show:

“Flowers' performance was focused, and his singing felt emphatic as he leaned into the music as if it were a windstorm.” – New York Post

“Brandon Flowers is one of the…most exquisite people I've ever shared a room with… He's odd and rare because he seeks authentic sanctity and it participates in him, illuminating him like a live diamond.” – Huffington Post

“Overall, the show felt right for Flowers because of his stage presence...He just seemed joyful, and that bled immediately into the crowd, including yours truly.” – EW.com

The dates are:

4/10/11 Zapopan, MEX @ Teatro Estudio Cavaret

4/11/11 Mexico City, MEX @ Vive Cuervo Salon

4/14/11 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

4/15/11 Indio, CA @ Coachella

4/16/11 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

http://www.brandonflowersmusic.com

The Holidays Announce NYC & SXSW Shows!

Headed to SXSW this year? If so, be sure not to miss The Holidays! The Australian 4-piece recently won the highly coveted Best Debut Album in the Australian Music Prize's Red BullAward and are a finalist for the overall Australian Music Prize announced next month. Their much-lauded full length Post Paradise features 10 freakishly good tracks – invoking eternal summer vacation. For those east-coasters sick of frozen toes and fingers, allow The Holidays to sweep you to the steamy jungle, complete with tropical beats in their video for “Moonlight Hours” http://vimeo.com/17207828

In the past couple of years The Holidays have quickly established themselves in the Sydney music scene as an upbeat, thrilling live act. They have toured with The Wombats, Ben Kweller and Lightspeed Champion, have received regular airplay on radio stations across Australia, including the esteemed Triple J and become a festival favorites on the Australian touring circuit.

Post Paradise has been a critics’ favorite at home scoring numerous Album of the Week placements in various tastemaker print magazines and major newspapers, and was a Triple J Feature Album.Several brilliant remixes of select tracks have been composed since the album’s release - The Swiss’ remix of “The Moonlight Hours” appeared on an NME download Mixtape compiled by UK disco/electro wunder-kid Grum, and made much-loved Belgian re-mixers’ Aeroplane’s chart podcast.

The band have started 2011 with bang having just finished a stint on the famed Laneway Festival, sharing the stage with the likes of Foals, Beach House, Yeasayer, and Deerhunter, as well as supporting Sia on her headline tour. They are also thrilled to have been chosen to support Cut Copy on their May album tour in Australia, and will undertake their own sold out headline tour in April.

The Holidays are Simon Jones (vocals, guitar, keys, production), Will Magnus (lead guitar, keys), Alex Kortt (bass guitar) and Andrew Kerridge (drums, percussion).

Last year, another track off their album, “Golden Sky” was released on 7” in the UK. It has picked up spins from numerous tastemakers at BBC6 and X-FM and lead to NME coverage for the band. Today Under The Radar has premiered the Temper Trap remix of this same track along with their original music video http://undertheradarmag.com/media/premiere_golden_sky_the_temper_trap_remix_mp3/

Stream album track “Broken Bones” PLUS a *downloadable* widget of the "Broken Bones" Javelin remix http://soundcloud.com/press-here/sets/the-holidays-1

Catch The Holidays Live in NYC & SXSW:

3/13 Brooklyn, NY Public Assembly (Neon Gold Show)

3/13 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (The Aussie BBQ NYC)

3/14 Austin, TX The Speakeasy w/ Local Natives

3/16 Austin, TX The Mohawk (Laneway Party)

3/19 Austin, TX ND @ 501 Studios (Windish Showcase)

http://www.theholidaysband.com/ www.myspace.com/theholidays

Lenny Kravitz to Release 9th Studio Album Black and White America

NEW YORK, NY, February 16, 2011 - Four time GRAMMY Award winning artist Lenny Kravitz is proud to announce the release of his highly-anticipated ninth studio album, Black and White America this Summer 2011 on Atlantic Records/Roadrunner Records. This is Kravitz’s first album on the new label, following 8 previous albums and over 35 million units sold.

Marking his first release of new material in three years, Black and White America is a rich rock and funk-infused collection filled with Lenny’s signature guitar riffs, compelling melodies and the undeniable anthemic lyricism that has been his trademark over the course of his 20-year career. In addition to the release of his new album, Kravitz will kick off a world tour in support of the new collection this June.

"I am really excited for everyone to hear the music on Black and White America. Musically and lyrically, I feel it is the most diverse album of my career,” states Kravitz.

Roadrunner Records President Jonas Nachsin comments "Roadrunner is thrilled to welcome Lenny Kravitz to our family. Lenny is a consummate artist who has achieved critical and commercial success, and we plan on promoting his new music as some of the most compelling work in his illustrious career.” All parties involved wish to thank Tom Lipsky of Lipsky Music LLC for his diligence in bringing the partnership to fruition.

Recorded in Paris and the Bahamas, Lenny Kravitz’s vocals and guitar playing are as distinct as ever on Black and White America, showcasing the intensity with which he records and performs. Kravitz, a multi-instrumentalist, produced, wrote and arranged the 12 tracks on the record.

The album’s standout tracks include “Stand, You’re Gonna Run Again,” with its melodic beats and rhythms, the inspirational and soul enriching “Push,” “Super Love,” a 70’s throwback to the days of funk with a weaving modern sound and the electrifying beat-driven “Booty Pop.” Also featured on the release is “Dream,” a piano ballad showing off a robust and emotional strings section, and the funk driven title track, which lyrically takes the listener on a journey inspired by his parents’ mixed-race marriage.

In October, Lenny Kravitz announced a season-long partnership with Turner Broadcasting that will feature multiple songs from the artist throughout its NBA regular season, All-Star and playoffs coverage. The first collaboration between the two featured Kravitz in a basketball-themed original video performing “Come On Get It,” which also appears on his upcoming new album. The track is also being used as a secondary theme throughout the network’s coverage, serving as the primary musical bed to enhance the network’s broadcast elements. A long-form version of the song is currently available on NBA.com and www.lennykravitz.com. Additionally, Kravitz has been confirmed to headline the 2011 NBA All-Star Entertainment Series presented by American Express along with Rihanna. Kravitz will tip off the 60th NBA All-Star Game, which will air on Sunday, February 20th.

Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. From 1999 to 2002, he won four consecutive Grammy Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category with his single “Dig In” (previously winning for “Again,” “American Woman” and “Fly Away”).

In 2009, Kravitz appeared in a supporting role in the critically-acclaimed film Precious, for which he has received a 2010 NAACP Image Awards nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.” Kravitz and the acclaimed Precious cast also received a 2010 Screen Actors Guild nod for "Best Ensemble.”

For more information please go to www.lennykravitz.com.

Australia’s BOY & BEAR Returns to the U.S. for SXSW 2011!

Mixing swoon-worthy harmonies, gorgeous acoustic instrumentation and the catchiest of melodies, Australia’s Boy & Bear are primed to be the next band catapulted onto the international stage. Headed Stateside for an appearance at SXSW, Boy & Bear will play four very special sets in Austin that are guaranteed to make them the talk of the Texas town. Details for these shows are below.

To say the last year has been a whirlwind for Boy & Bear would not only be a cliché, but also an understatement. Since the band’s dulcet tones first hypnotized listeners via the Aussie radio waves in 2009, Boy & Bear has steadily become one of Down Under’s most hotly-tipped exports. With the release of one five-song EP, entitled With Emperor Antarctica and airplay all over Australia’s national tastemaker station, triple j, the band quickly captured the public’s attention. Soon after, they were asked to tour Australia with the likes of folk rock luminaries, such as Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Angus & Julia Stone, also accepting a personal invitation to support Marling throughout the UK. After winning over audiences night after night during sold out headline tours of Australia and the UK, Boy & Bear are poised to take America by storm.

Already named Artist to Watch by Rolling Stone Australia, Boy & Bear’s melodies – sometimes breezy, sometimes ominous – simply dazzle. Infectious first singles “Mexican Mavis” and “Rabbit Song” can be heard http://www.myspace.com/boyandbearmusic.

After SXSW, Boy & Bear will be jumping into the studio with acclaimed producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, My Morning Jacket, The White Stripes) to record their debut album, set for release later this year. Stay tuned to this space for more!

SXSW SHOWS:

3/16/11 @ Lamberts (C3 party) – 3:20 pm

3/17/11 @ Klub Krucial (Communion/Chess Club showcase) – time TBA

3/18/11 @ Buffalo Billiards (Billboard) – 8 pm

3/19/11 @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (Aussie BBQ) – 12:35 pm

WATCH: “Mexican Mavis” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH9ifwkPZO4

WATCH: “Rabbit Song” video: http://www.youtube.com/user/boyandbearVEVO#p/a/u/1/TYCDNRpyzrM

Early praise For Boy & Bear: “Despite the fact that they’re nicest guys you could hope to meet, there’s a sense of menace - danger almost - in their music: driving, urgent rhythms, snaking melodies, and harmonies that are smoke, not sugar.” – Rolling Stone Australia, Artist to Watch

“Driven by robust vocal harmonies and the layers of folk inspired guitar strums, Australian band Boy & Bear is stepping into the scene.” – Filter Magazine.com

“The union of three supremely talented front men in their own right has allowed Boy & Bear to create layered music with astonishing vocal harmonies. Crisp and exhilarating at once.” – Scenewave Magazine

“Boy & Bear’s first London show was wall to wall folk fame. As well as the likes of Marling and Mumford, the gig was filled with people intensely harmonizing with the band’s soaring vocals… Pastoral, andipodeal alt-folk perfection…” – The Fly

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES - SXSW, COACHELLA and Spring Tour datesannounced; new video out now!

Genre-busting acoustic 5-piece Trampled by Turtles are gearing up for a busy 2011 and are kicking off with a second video from their 2010 album Palomino, still holding at #2 on the Billboard bluegrass charts. The video for “Victory,” shot in Louisville, KY, finds the effortlessly talented pickers levitating through an abandoned building that’s in a state of starkly beautiful decay. The muted tones and playful use of stop-motion photography by director Justin Gustavison, who also filmed the video for TBT’s “Wait So Long” (now at 500,000 YouTube views) is a perfect fit for the cautiously hopeful lyrics and restrained tone of the song.

View the video for “Victory” here: http://www.spinner.com/2011/02/11/trampled-by-turtles-victory-video/

Trampled by Turtles have also announced tour dates throughout the summer, including their debut performances at Coachella and Telluride Bluegrass Festival and their triumphant return to Texas for appearances at both South By Southwest and the Old Settler’s Music Festival in Driftwood, TX. (See complete tour dates below.) While it’s the band’s quicksilver, high-energy playing that has made them a favorite on the tour and festival scene, where they sell out consistently, it’s TBT’s songwriting that’s the key. All the band members all cut their teeth in rock, punk and metal bands -- mandolinist Erik Berry can play Black Sabbath’s eponymous first album in its entirety – but also draw from the same well of inspiration as Townes Van Zant, Dylan, Neil Young, Del McCoury and Ralph Stanley, giving this classic genre their own unique spin.

While Trampled by Turtles are a bluegrass band in theory, they’re recognized, along with kindred acts such as the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons and others, as true crossover artists, as likely to be found reviewed on an indie blog as on the pages of the Wall Street Journal. TBT’s “Banjo Dave” Caroll plays on Low’s new album, for example (the Duluth-based bands are longtime friends and have shared many a stage) and have a split single in the works with fellow Minnesotans Motion City Soundtrack, who will be covering TBT’s “Wait So Long.” TBT were also approached by Adult Swim’s Dave Willis (ATHF, Squidbillies) to record a music for Squidbillies; more info to come!

Call for press, interview and guest list requests, or to be serviced with Palomino.

Stay tuned to this space for tour and release updates: http://trampledbyturtles.com

Mona Release New Song “Listen To Your Love” – Available TODAY

“Listen to Your Love is monstrously huge, with a beautiful, thrusting snarl by Mr. Brown.”- The New York Times

“…a hot new band that’s quickly turning into a phenomenon abroad and is poised to do the same back home too” – Spin.com

(February 15, 2011 – New York, NY) Nashville 4-piece Mona will release their newest song to the US, “Listen To Your Love,” to iTunes, Amazon, and all other digital retailers today via ZionNoiz/Mercury Records. For America, this is the first offering from their forthcoming debut album- out this summer. Check out the video for the song HERE! The guys are also releasing a special 7” of “Listen to Your Love” for Record Store Day on ZionNoiz/Mercury Records on April 16 – more info http://recordstoreday.com/CustomPage/614. Upon the release of the song in the UK last year on their own label, Zion Noiz Recordings, via Rough Trade shops and independent stores, the accolades from critics and fans has been extraordinary. After playing a run of sold out shows, Mona won the coveted title of MTV UK’s Brand New for 2011; a fan based voting contest that sees Mona taking over where Justin Bieber reigned in 2010. This side of the Atlantic saw Mona perform a handful of raucous rock shows in January, which The New York Times called, “romantic 1950’s rock with a big appetite.” Mona also released an exclusive download of “Brick Shoes,” to SPIN.com: http://www.spin.com/articles/download-meet-hot-nashville-rockers-mona. You can embed the Soundcloud link here: http://soundcloud.com/press-here-1/mona-brick-shoes. The band played Los Angeles and San Francisco shows to audiences for the first time this month, they are making their way to SXSW in March, and then they will head to Brooklyn for an April 21st show at The Knitting Factory.

As lead singer Nick Brown puts it, “we’re rock revivalists, in the sense that we like the golden age of the United States – the James Dean, Marilyn Monroe type stuff.” This iconography and idealism, he says, informed the writing of “Listen To Your Love” and the reasons why it became their first single. They have captured the attention of major media outlets including BBC Radio, who named the band in their coveted Sound of 2011 poll, MTV, NME, Clash Magazine and Q, all of which named Mona among the top new bands to watch in 2011. Enthralled with their sound, and their devout southern church upbringing story, music critics and fans are addicted to the explosive and confident cool that Mona brings to the stage and their songs. They even nabbed a prestigious spot on the UK’s Later with Jools Holland last month- a rare task for a band who hasn’t yet released their debut LP. Watch the performance http://www.youtube.com/monatheband#p/a/f/2/82esEA-HVIM.

Mona makes arm-pumping, vein-pulsing, knee-shaking, sing-your-lungs-out music – each note is a reminder that true rock & roll is not going anywhere.

youtube.com/monatheband * www.monatheband.com

Upcoming Mona Tour Dates:

March 16-20 SXSW

April 21, 2011 Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory

DURAN DURAN Launches Music Video Competition with Genero.tv

Not only a band who can attract millions of fans to their live shows across five continents, Duran Duran is celebrated for single-handedly transforming music videos from a gimmicky marketing tool into one of the music industry’s most valued assets, taking the visual imperatives of the New Romantic movement to another level that defined the MTV generation. Now, Duran Duran has partnered with Genero.tv to give filmmakers around the world the chance to make music videos for all 9 songs on the iTunes-exclusive digital version of album.

This unique contest has a total prize pool of $45,000 ($5,000 for each of the nine songs). Once the entry period closes on February 25, five finalists will be selected for each song, chosen by Duran Duran and Genero.tv. There will then be one grand-prize winner selected by the band for each track, announced on March 22nd to coincide with ALL YOU NEED IS NOW’s physical release. A compilation of the successful entrants will be released on DVD later in the year. Seeking to revolutionize the way artists connect and engage with their fans, Genero.tv provides a platform for the global creative community to make and upload their own music videos for the world to watch. This forward-thinking initiative aligns perfectly with Duran Duran’s legacy as artistic visionaries. Visit Genero.tv/duranduran for all the competition details.

Duran Duran, a band with more era-defining songs to their name than most, have reconnected with the sounds, the textures, the melodies and the lyrical evocation that first propelled them to the top of the charts the world over. ALL YOU NEED IS NOW seems to arrive fully-formed, its impact instantaneous, its brilliance undeniable. Described by the band as a journey of rediscovery and creative liberation, their time in the studio with Mark Ronson nurtured a powerful chemistry that was sparked during the band’s rare live performance with Mark in Paris in 2008. In late Spring 2009, at Sphere Studios in London, this much-anticipated Duran/Ronson union flourished, as writing and recording began on an exciting new batch of songs, which Ronson has boldly stated is the “imaginary follow up to Rio that never was.”

From the lush, moody “A Diamond In The Mind” and “Return To Now” interludes, to the explosive “Other People’s Lives,” to the dreamy vocal harmonies and tropical saunter of “Mediterranea” and the classic Duran melody in “Too Bad You’re So Beautiful,” these newly added songs are a seamless addition to ALL YOU NEED IS NOW.

“…Duran Duran re-creates the Rio-era sound…right down to the slap bass, synthesizer arpeggios and tropical percussion…” – USA Today

WATCH the video for “All You Need Is Now”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Er5TsQrGg

www.duranduran.com

For more on Duran Duran, please contact Press Here: 212.246.2640 Linda Carbone / Gina Schulman Linda@pressherepublicity.com / Gina@pressherepublicity.com

MATISYAHU Live At Stubb's Vol. II Documentary to be Screened atSXSW Film Festival

Matisyahu’s documentary from the recently released live DVD Live at Stubb’s Vol. II will be screened at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, which kicks off March 11th in Austin, TX. Date and time for the screening will be announced in the coming days here: www.sxsw.com/film. Dubbed Run and Return and directed by Michael Thelin and Jose Louis Rios, this short documentary features Matisyahu’s thoughtful reflections on his creative philosophy, celebrated career and musical synergy with his band Dub Trio, who also share their thoughts on their unique musical partnership with Matisyahu. The behind-the-scenes footage, filmed while on tour in the summer of 2010, captures the Grammy-nominated artist as he prepares to return to the famed music venue Stubb’s in Austin, TX, to record Live at Stubb’s Vol. II. The live CD/DVD, just released February 1st , is the second installment in his signature Live at Stubb’s series.

After creating an indelible mark on the U.S. musical consciousness with his original 2005 Live at Stubb’s release, Matisyahu has once again created a raw, inspiring musical journey filled with an unmatched vibrancy and electricity on stage. With Live at Stubb’s Vol. II bringing his Stubb’s experience full circle, the rare documentary footage shows incredible moments from that live show and serves as a look inside the impressive artistic evolution of one of the most beloved and pioneering artists in music today.

Live at Stubb’s Vol. II is available now in stores and online in three formats: CD, DVD with documentary footage and a Deluxe Edition, which includes the CD/DVD and a 40-page booklet featuring an exclusive letter from Matisyahu, never-before-seen notes and song lyrics and photos chronicling the recording of Live at Stubb's Vol. II and other amazing performances from the past three years.

www.matisyahuworld.com / www.myspace.com/matisyahu

For more info on Matisyahu, please contact: Press Here 212-246-2640 Gina Schulman / gina@pressherepublicity.com * Carla Senft / carla@pressherepublicity.com

Bronze Radio Return Announce New Album! Out March 29th

There are some records that manage to span multiple eras of time and various places, in essence creating a new sonic space. New Englanders Bronze Radio Return have done just that on their sophomore album, the gorgeous and varied SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!, to be released March 29th, 2011.

The roots of this travelogue-time capsule -- and the band that made it -- can be traced back to lead singer and guitarist Chris Henderson’s childhood. Spending hours on end in his father’s art studio, one of Henderson’s clearest, dearest memories is the large bronze radio, and the joyful noises he learned of there. “When the band started, we were looking for our direction, to see what this was going to be,” explains Henderson. “We came back to this idea of the return of the bronze radio, a return to some of those older, familiar sounds that all of us inherently grew up with.” The result is a forward-thinking retrospective of the sounds we all love, curated and created by Henderson, Rob Griffith (drums/vocals), Bob Tanen (bass/vocals), Matt Warner (keys, vocals), Craig Struble (harmonica/guitar), and Patrick Fetkowitz (guitar).

For SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE! the band, who met while students at the renowned Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, reunited with producer Chad Copelin, who produced their widely adored debut album, Old Time Speaker. The record that established the band’s relentless touring schedule, including an invitation to represent the Connecticut music scene by performing for President Obama at an event in Bridgeport, CT in 2010. Fan favorites “Digital Love” and “Lo-Fi” have been picked up for advertising and television licensing and the album landed on CMJ’s Top 200 Album Chart. When it came time to record their new album, the band joined Copelin on his home turf in Norman, Oklahoma, a location that had a profound effect on the album. There, the band learned firsthand the truism of the Mid-Western friendliness. Local acquaintances would stop in daily with a kind word and a new instrument to lend. “Most of the instruments played on this record were lent to us from the community,” says Henderson.

Indeed, the warmth of their environs makes its way onto the album. Lush harmonies are steeped in soulful vocals, and guitars that alternate between the blues age and the most interesting innovations of the modern. Album opener “Down There” has all the warmth and wisdom of a barroom sing-along, a slightly sepia-sounding portrait of the importance of good people. The title track, “Shake, Shake, Shake” builds from subtle handclaps and foot-stomps, and as crackling guitar lines spread out, Henderson puts forth a call for listeners to get on their feet. The achingly beautiful “Rough Town,” soars and swells as the band propels its delicate verses into a crashing refrain while the foot-stomping “Broken Ocean” is destined to be a favorite of the band’s live set.

Click here for a behind-the-scenes peek SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ7N5_H-2ss

Catch Bronze Radio Return at select lives dates this winter, with a full tour to be announced.

2/19/11 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

2/25/11 New York, NY @ Crash Mansion

3/12/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Northstar Bar

SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE! Track listing in full:

1. Down There

2. Wonder No More

3. Shake, Shake, Shake

4. Warm Day, Cold War

5. Blurry-Eyed Worries

6. Rough Town

7. Curse the Ground

8. Broken Ocean

9. Everything Moves

10. What Good

11. Sell It To You

12. Sticks and Stones

www.bronzeradioreturn.com

The Kills release video for new single Satellite!

The Kills – Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart – have just released the video for their new single “Satellite.” Directed by Sophie Muller, this dark, sinister montage sees the duo on the run through the shadowy, dusty streets of Canvey Island, perched on the mouth of the Thames Estuary. The pair eventually speed off into the sunset to the rumbling, rolling beat of the haunting tune. See the new video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hniPVDz12bc.

“Satellite” is the first song the band has given to fans to hear and is the perfect introduction to the band’s new studio album, Blood Pressures, the highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed third album, Midnight Boom. Blood Pressures will be released on Domino on April 5th, 2011.

The album Blood Pressures finds The Kills with their swagger and sass intact, but with a new thoughtfulness and depth - even a tinge of wistfulness and vulnerability - to their always compelling songwriting. As one of the most vital, striking bands recording today, The Kills' vividly unique "rock" is at once effortless, edgy and timeless.

You can pre-order Blood Pressures and listen to “Satellite” here: http://www.thekills.tv/

The Kills Spring 2011 North American Tour Dates:

* w/ Cold Cave & The Entrance Band

March16 - 20 Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 29 Antwerp @ Trix

March 30 Holland @ Melkweg

March 31 London @ Heaven

April 2 Milan @ Tunnel

April 6 Paris @ Le Bataclan

April 8 Berlin @ Huxley’s

April 15 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues W/ Foals

April 19 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater*

April 20 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa *

April 22 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *

April 23 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *

April 24 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *

April 26 Boston, MA @ Royale Boston *

April 27 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts *

April 29 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *

April 30 Montreal, QUE @ Olympia *

May 1 Toronto, ONT @ Sound Academy *

May 3 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre *

May 4 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *

May 5 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

May 8 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *

May 9 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market*

May 10 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *

May 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *

May 14 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater*

For more information contact Chloe Walsh or Gina Schulman at Press Here Publicity Chloe@pressherepublicity.com * Gina@pressherepublicity.com Tel: 212.246.2640

Wanda Jackson Announces New Tour Dates!

Monday, February 7, 2011 – On the heels of the January 25th release of the hip-shaking, rollicking collection: The Party Aint Over (via Third Man/Nonesuch), Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson gives credence to the album title by announcing that she’ll be extending her upcoming tour. After a phenomenal run of 4 sold out shows, Jackson will be bringing that trademark bone-rattling growl to 14 more dates through April.

While the upcoming tour will feature the First Lady of Rockabilly backed by her own band, if you missed out on the special release week shows with Jackson accompanied by the Third Man Band in Nashville, New York City and Los Angeles, fear not! Third Man Records are giving fans a little taste of all the excitement from those dates as they release a video clip from the premiere live show at their Music City studio. Check out the clip of Jackson and the Third Man Band, featuring Jack White on guitar, performing “Riot In Cell Block #9” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ0-fNin7Wg

The Party Ain’t Over – produced by Jack White and recorded in his Nashville studio– features 11 tracks dating in origin from the early 1900’s to 2007. The result: an album that showcases Wanda, now in her seventh decade, sounding as charismatic and dynamic as ever.

See the video for “Thunder on the Mountain”: http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialTMR#p/a/u/0/BnULGVbhPcY

Wanda Jackson Tour Dates:

Feb 22 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live

Feb 23 Boston, MA @ Royale

Feb 24 New York, New York @ The Bowery Ballroom

Feb 25 Washington DC @ 9.30 Club

Feb 26 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler

March 22 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *

March 24 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall *

March 25 Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk-Chumley Theater *

March 26 Newport, KY @ The Southgate House *

March 27 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill *

March 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room

April 1 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater

April 2 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen

April 3 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

April 12 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

April 14 Live Oak, FL @ Wanee Music Festival 2011

April 15 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft

April 16 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre

April 17 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

May 1 Indio, CA @ The Stagecoach Festivalv

* Dex Romweber Duo opening

For more information on Wanda Jackson, please visit: www.wandajackson.com

Press Here Publicity: 212 246 2640 chloe@pressherepublicity.com /sarah@pressherepublicity.com

Bright Eyes Announce Additional Tour Dates!

With just a week to go until the eagerly awaited release of Bright Eyes’ seventh studio album, The People’s Key (out February 15th on Saddle Creek), the celebrated Nebraskan band have added further dates to what will be their first US tour in over three years. Additional supporters have also been confirmed, Titus Andronicus, Jenny And Johnny, Farmer Dave Scher, Conduits and Dawes will each be joining the band on select dates. The band is currently overseas playing a string of sold out dates in Europe and U.S. tickets are going fast!

Last week The People’s Key was premiered in full on NPR’s ‘First Listen’ HERE as well as on YouTube in their first ever online listening party HERE. The streams have been incredibly well received. Additionally, Conor Oberst will be co-hosting Sirius XMU every afternoon this week at 5pm with Rolling Stone critic and XMU host Jenny Eliscu - yet another chance for fans to hear tracks from The People’s Key prior to release as well as old favorites from the Bright Eyes catalog and Conor's own personal selections.

Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott with an array of talented musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. The 7-piece band will be kicking off this tour in Miami in March before taking in the South, the East Coast, the Midwest, Texas, Canada and the West Coast.

Please visit www.conoroberst.com for full details on all tour dates!

Catch Bright Eyes Live:

3/2 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater *

3/3 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues *

3/4 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle *

3/5 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium *

3/6 Richmond, VA The National *

3/8 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall ^

3/9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall ^ SOLD OUT

3/10 Boston, MA House Of Blues # SOLD OUT

3/11 Portland, ME State Theatre#

3/13 Toronto, ON Sound Academy#

3/14 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre # SOLD OUT

3/15 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre # SOLD OUT

3/16 Champaign, IL Foellinger Auditorium #

3/17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium #

3/19 Austin, TX SXSW Ground Control Touring Showcase Auditorium Shores**

4/2 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre ^^

4/3 Milwaukee, WI The Riverside Theater @

4/3 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue @

4/5 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue @

4/8 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom @

4/9 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom @

4/10 Arcata, CA Arcata Community Center +

4/12 Oakland, CA Fox Theater +

4/13 Pomona, CA Fox Theater ## + SOLD OUT

4/16 Indio, CA Coachella Festival SOLD OUT

4/28 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival

6/1 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House ##

6/3 Denver, CO Filmore Theatre ##

6/4 Council Bluffs, IA WestFair Amphitheater ##

6/6 St. Louis The Pageant %

* w/ Cursive

^ w/ Superchunk and WILD FLAG

# w/ Mynabirds

**w/ The Felice Brothers, Middle Brother and Man Man

@ w/ Titus Andonicus

^^ w/ Conduits

+ w/ Farmer Dave Scher

## w/ Jenny And Johnny

% w/ Dawes

For more information contact Chloe Walsh or Perri Cohen at Press Here. 212 246 2640. chloe@pressherepublicity.com // perri@pressherepublicity.com

Miranda Cosgrove Releases NEW EP

February 7th-New York, NY-- Miranda Cosgrove, singer, actress and star of hit Nickelodeon show iCarly, will release her new EP, entitled High Maintenance, on March 15, 2011, on Columbia Records. The five-track EP is Miranda’s first collection of songs since her 2010 debut album, Sparks Fly, which debuted inside the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The High Maintenance EP is a pop-rock whirlwind, complete with sing-along choruses, candy-coated vocals and dance floor friendly beats. The infectious hit lead single “Dancing Crazy,” written by Max Martin and Avril Lavigne, has already debuted on the Top 40 chart after only three weeks at radio. Miranda Cosgrove is proving to be a renaissance woman at the tender age of seventeen.

On February 8th, Miranda will appear on Today on NBC to discuss her High Maintenance EP and the upcoming new episode of iCarly on February 12th. Miranda is also gracing the cover of Seventeen magazine’s March issue, which is on stands now.

Title track “High Maintenance” sees Miranda trading tongue-in-cheek vocals about her carefree, fun-loving ways with Rivers Cuomo, who contributed as a songwriter and producer to the track. From the sentimental ballad “Kiss You Up” to the explosive, electronic “Sayonara” this album shows Miranda’s true versatility as an artist embracing multiple styles and influences.

Miranda and her band are currently on the road lighting up dark winter nights in cities from coast to coast with her Dancing Crazy Tour. Greyson Chance, YouTube sensation and the first artist signed to Ellen DeGeneres' record label, eleveneleven, is opening on all dates.

Born and raised in California, Miranda Cosgrove, the chic, multi-talented 17-year-old, has been moving full throttle ahead as her Hollywood star has been quickly rising. She gave a charming performance of holiday favorite “Last Christmas” during TNT’s prestigious annual Christmas in Washington special last December. In addition to releasing Sparks Fly earlier this year, which resulted in a Teen Choice Award nomination for “Breakout Female Artist” and a riveting NBC Today Show performance on Rockefeller Plaza, Miranda’s film and TV career has been moving full throttle ahead in 2010. She contributed her voice to the Golden Globe nominated animated summer blockbuster film Despicable Me, signed on as a spokeswoman for Neutrogena, made an appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and guest starred on CBS's award winning drama The Good Wife.

Lead single “Dancing Crazy” is currently streaming here: http://soundcloud.com/press-here-1/miranda-cosgrove-dancing-crazy

High Maintenance EP tracklisting:

1. Dancing Crazy

2. High Maintenance

3. Face of Love

4. Kiss You Up

5. Sayonara

Remaining Miranda Cosgrove tour dates:

*Greyson Chance opens on all dates

February 8 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre

February 9 Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore

February 10 Lowell, MA @ Lowell Memorial Auditoriumv

February 12 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre

February 13 Westbury, NY @ Theatre at Westbury

February 15 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

February 16 Tampa, FL @ Tampa Theatre

February 17 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Livev

February 19 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre

February 20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues

February 23 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

February 24 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

February 25 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

TV on the RADIO ALBUM COMING SPRINGTIME!

New York (NY)... Springtime! The flowers bloom, the birds sing, and TV On The Radio will drop a new album, Nine Types of Light, for all you lovers. Get your emotions strong; word is this album’s packing some heartstring heat. Hell, if the band’s last album, Dear Science, took us to a celebration on the edge of the abyss, where in good god will they take us now?

One of the first places TV On The Radio take us will be the great stage of Radio City Music Hall on April 13, 2011. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 18, at 11:00 am. The TV On The Radio on the Radio City concert will kick off a national tour, and the band plans on bringing some double thunder.

Described as boldly catchy 21st-century noise-rock doo-wop soul – and more! – and both fans and critics adore them. Dear Science was voted #1 in both the Pitchfork Media’s 2008 Reader’s Poll and the Village Voice’s Pazz and Jop poll (comprised of more than 800 critics). And since we are name-dropping accolades, Dear Science was also named best album of 2008 by Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Spin Magazine, The New York Times, MTV, Entertainment Weekly and more. An embarrassment of riches, really: How can TV on the Radio be “the most innovative band on the planet” (The Onion) and also “the most vital band in America” (Associated Press)?

Seemingly impossible, TV On The Radio always top themselves. The road to this new Spring-released album first came through the 2002 self-released OK Calculator, then the Young Liars EP, followed by their first full-length debut, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (which earned the band the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize). Later that year TV on the Radio released a second EP, New Health Rock. 2006 brought the band’s second studio album, Return to Cookie Mountain, and then the 3rd studio album, Dear Science, was released September 23, 2008.

And here we are today, with more details to be announced shortly. Yes, life’s not fair, but you do have to wait. Just for a little bit, and then all hell breaks loose, promise: titles, track-listings, tour dates, and, best of all, music-listenings and advance CD’s! Stay tuned.

www.tvontheradio.com www.twitter.com/tvontheradio

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART Release new LP + single “Belong”

On the heels of their 2009 debut album, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have rightfully earned themselves a reputation as masters of the peerless pop song; crafting tender, melancholy gems which shimmered and sighed with the wistful promise of new love, casting a spell over listeners and critics alike. They released their self-titled debut in February 2009 to universal acclaim, racking up features in magazines like Spin, Rolling Stone and NME, earning Best New Music status from Pitchfork, and touring the US and Europe non-stop.

Which brings us to “Belong.” For this, their second album, The Pains of Being Pure Heart have recruited the services of what, on the surface of it, seem like two unlikely conspirators in the form of master producer Flood and renowned mixer Alan Moulder. Only a few seconds into the title track however, and it makes perfect sense. Having worked with the legendary likes of My Bloody Valentine, U2, Smashing Pumpkins and PJ Harvey (to name but a few) between them, they have opened up the band’s beautifully self-contained sound and made it vast and magnificent, banishing once and for all any associations to “lo-fi” and bringing it into heretofore unmapped widescreen dimensions. Not that they have abandoned what made them so special in the first place – quite the opposite. Everything seems more vivid, more lush and spacious now; the emotion heightened, more potent. The majestic “The Body” gallops along and goes deeper, darker than they ever have, painting a bleak portrait of human disconnect. “Too Tough” is one of the most wrenching, yearning songs they’ve written to date, while previous single “Heart In Your Heartbreak”, with its handclaps, infectious chorus and late-breaking synth stabs, sounds like the very essence of bittersweet romance.

The new single meanwhile, also the title track, and sounds positively anthemic, with buzzsawing, Smashing Pumpkins-circa-Gish guitars slicing intermittently through Pains’ beautifully jangling wall of noise. And even though it comes equipped with hooks to spare and an infectious climax of “we don’t belong”, the sweet melodies bely its acute study of restlessness and human (dis)connection (“What to do/ nothing new/ we’ve tried each other/ let’s try another”, Berman sighs at one point) and manages to lodge itself in the listener’s brain long after its short but sweet running time is over.

Taken in total, it adds up to a glorious vision of what The Pains of Being Pure at Heart sound like right now – vibrant and expansive, more muscular and complex but without losing any of the fragile beauty and inimitable charm that marked them out in the first instance.

STREAM SINGLE: "Belong" - http://soundcloud.com/slumberland-records/the-pains-belong

TPOBPAH LINKS: MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/thepainsofbeingpureatheart Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/thepainsofbeing Press Materials - http://www.slumberlandrecords.com/press/pobpah/pobpah.html

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART TOUR DATES

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART TOUR DATES

03/10 Denton, TX 35 Conferette

03/11 Austin, TX Venue 222 (SXSW Interactive)

03/12 Mexico City Polyforum Siqueiros (Indie O Fest)

03/16 - 03/19 Austin, TX SXSW

03/31 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church

04/01 Washington, DC Black Cat *

04/02 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle *

04/04 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club *

04/05 Atlanta, GA The Earl *

04/06 Birmingham, AL Bottletree Cafe *

04/07 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks *

04/08 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's *

04/09 Austin, TX Emo's *

04/10 Lubbock, TX Jake's *

04/12 Santa Fe, NM Corazon *

04/13 Tucson, AZ Club Congress !

04/15 Indio, CA Coachella

04/18 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door *&

04/19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *&

04/21 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *&

04/22 Seattle, WA The Crocodile *

04/25 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club *

04/26 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall *

04/27 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *

04/28 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *

04/29 Bloomington, IN Rhino's *

04/30 Columbus, OH The Basement *

05/02 Milford, CT Daniel Street *

05/03 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club *

05/06 New York, NY Webster Hall *

! w/ Warpaint, Twin Shadow, PVT, Catwalk

* w/ Twin Shadow

& w/ Catwalk

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JENNIE BODDY: Jennie@pressherepublicity.com 212.246.2640

UK sensation THE GOOD NATURED - EP release and SxSW appearances

The Good Natured will be making their South by Southwest debut this March on the heels of their debut US release, the Be My Animal EP, available digitally through iTunes on March 14, 2011. The band’s first UK single, “Your Body is Machine,” included on the EP, has already received over 120,000 hits on Youtube and has garnered attention from British press and radio. The video for their current single, “Be My Animal,” is already at over 100K hits and can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fVrnu2jAD0.

The EP bristles with raw teenage sexuality – these recordings were made when songwriter/frontwoman Sarah McIntosh was just 19 years old (she turned 20 last week). The Good Natured’s realistic love songs have been praised by the likes of The Sunday Times, NME and Q magazine and championed by BBC Radio 1, Radio 6 and XFM, among others. Comparisons include La Roux, Kate Bush and Florence and the Machine.

The Good Natured’s truthful and brave songs fearlessly explore the rougher parts of intimacy. “Be My Animal” - produced by McIntosh/ John Fortis (Razorlight) and mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters/ Muse) - zigzags across the boundaries of sexual and emotional love, as McIntosh plaintively calls out for her lover to become her animal and hunt her down. This electronic love song exhibits her already trademark hypnotic beat combined with alluringly assured vocals and an almost shocking masochism.

With “Prisoner,” McIntosh isn’t afraid to take up where Pedro Almodovar left off in his sexy and challenging films: “Tie me up, tie me down,” she sings in an effort to confront why some lovers have both emotional and physical power over us. “Prisoner” re-examines female emancipation and Stockholm Syndrome for a new generation. “I can’t really explain my bewildered heart” cries Sarah in her lyrical, arresting voice.

Call to be serviced with the EP or for more information, and stay tuned for remixes by Max Cooper, Is Tropical, Zebra and Snake, Superhumanoids and Get People.

Watch this space for additional news and SxSW appearances by The Good Natured: www.myspace.com/thegoodnatured or www.facebook.com/thegoodnatured

Listen to “Be My Animal” here: http://soundcloud.com/angiepresshere/the-good-natured-be-my-animal/s-SxURM

View the video for "Your Body is Machine" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_mw5cdF4WM

For press and further info please contact Angie Carlson @ Press Here: angie@pressherepublicity.com; 212.246.2640

Klaxons Announce Nationwide Spring Tour!

It’s been 3 years since Klaxons burst onto the music scene, injecting a dazzling and much needed moment of rave hedonism into the midst of indie tedium with the truly original and enormously influential Mercury award-winning album Myths of the Near Future. The band are back with the critically acclaimed follow up, Surfing the Void released via tinyOGRE on January 18 and are thrilled to announce that they’ll be hitting our shores this spring for a national headlining tour. Their spring tour will see them performing on both of our fair coasts kicking off March 25 in Orlando at the Social and making stops at the Ultra Music Festival and Coachella.

What The Press Are Saying!

“one of the best pop albums of the year – but still one of the most individual and ambitious.” – NME

“Even at low volume, it sounds astonishingly loud and euphoric – a self consciously epic record of rampant ambition and deliberately arcane weirdness.” – Nylon

“villainous guitar rambling, dread-in-the-gut bass lines, and stentorian falsetto shrieks. But even Klaxons’ most ominously rambunctious tracks grind out plenty of bug-eyed dream pop chants.” – Spin

“it might be time to sit up and pay Klaxons some respect.” – BBC

Catch the Klaxons Stateside This Spring!

Fri/Mar-25 Orlando, FL The Social

Sat/Mar-26 Miami, FL Ultra Music Festival

Mon/Mar-28 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

Tue/Mar-29 New York, NY Webster Hall

Wed/Mar-30 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

Fri/Apr-01 Columbus, OH The Basement

Sat/Apr-02 Chicago, IL Metro

Sun/Apr-03 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

Tue/Apr-05 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

Wed/Apr-06 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

Fri/Apr-08 Vancouver, BC Venue

Sat/Apr-09 Seattle, WA Chop Suey

Sun/Apr-10 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

Tue/Apr-12 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

Fri/Apr-15 Indio, CA Coachella Festival

More on Klaxons: www.klaxons.net www.myspace.com/klaxons www.facebook.com/klaxons www.twitter.com/klaxons

The Wellspring Announce North American Tour with Pete Yorn and Ben Kweller!

The Wellspring is excited to announce that they will be joining Pete Yorn and Ben Kweller on a North American Tour this winter and spring. Kicking off on Valentine’s Day in Phoenix, the tour will take the Los Angeles-based duo from coast to coast.

In conjunction with the tour, The Wellspring is rereleasing their self-titled debut EP that put them on the map last year as a duo to watch. Produced by Bill Lefler (Dashboard Confessional, Ingrid Michaelson), the record’s warmth and sincerity underscores the magnetic musical chemistry between The Wellspring’s members Dov Rosenblatt and Talia Osteen. The EP, a pop-nostalgic retrospective of old homes, lost loves, and new beginnings, is a joyful shot of sonic comfort. The new release will feature two bonus tracks: the folksy fan-favorite “Tug of War” as well as the sultry and rollicking break-up anthem “Let Me Go.”

The Wellspring’s Dov Rosenblatt and Talia Osteen’s meeting was kismet. Dov Rosenblatt was the lead singer and guitarist of a local New York City band that led him to meet with Talia Osteen, then VP at a film production company, about placing his music in their films. Talia fell in love with Dov’s music, and Dov discovered that Talia herself had sung in a band, prior to her career in film. Months later, mutual fans of each other, the two decided to take a stab at writing together. Talia sent Dov a torrent of poems. It was these poems that sparked him to write music fervently into the wee hours of morning. It was this music that inspired her to sing again. Within a week, the collaboration spawned over a dozen songs. Moved by this current of creativity, Talia quit her job and the duo journeyed west to record The Wellspring EP. Together, they’ve discovered a wellspring of music.

www.thewellspringmusic.com

Tour dates in full:

2/14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee

2/16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot

2/17 - Denver, CO @ Ogdenv

2/19 - Omaha, NE @ Whisky Roadhouse

2/20 - Kansas City, MO @ VooDoo Lounge

2/22 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

2/23 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre

2/26 – Urbana, IL @ The Canpoy Club

2/27 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

3/1 - Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theatre

3/5 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

3/6 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott

3/2 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

3/8 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

3/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

3/14 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

3/16 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater

4/2 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

4/3 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

4/5 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency

4/6 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern

4/9 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

4/10 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

4/14 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues

4/16 - Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ

DISNEYs Imagination Movers Concert Tour to Kick Off This Friday!

Disney's Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers will kick off their "In a Big Warehouse" concert tour this Friday, February 4, 2011 in their home state of Louisiana. Joining the Movers on tour is Genevieve Goings of Disney's hit music video-style short-form series, "Choo Choo Soul." The wildly popular New Orleans-based rock band for kids of all ages will visit more than 50 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, DC playing their most popular songs and bringing the magic of the Imagination Movers television series' Idea Warehouse to life. Concert goers can expect special appearances from Nina, Warehouse Mouse and other characters from the TV series.

Radio Disney will feature the Imagination Movers throughout the week of January 31 (12:00 p.m., ET/9:00 a.m., PT) leading up to the tour kick off.

“Nothing beats the excitement of playing live rock n roll with the help of thousands of great fans,” says Rich Collins (aka Mover Rich). “We encourage our audience to be an essential part of the show by singing, clapping, shouting, dancing and generally letting the energy of a real rock concert lift their spirits. Everybody needs a nap after one of our gigs. Including the grownups – and especially us!”The third season of the hit "Imagination Movers" television series will premiere on Monday, February 14 (1:30 p.m., ET/PT) with the launch of Disney Junior on Disney Channel. The season will include the premiere of the first-ever Imagination Movers concert special.

For details on the tour dates, VIP packages and venues visit www.imaginationmovers.com.

Since signing to Walt Disney Records, the Imagination Movers have sold more than 100,000 albums, received multiple awards and earned critical praise from the Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly and many other media outlets. Their newest release, In a Big Warehouse, the soundtrack for the second season of the television series, hit the charts this fall, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Albums chart and bowing at #3 on Billboard’s Children’s Chart. The Imagination Movers are Collins, a former journalist and father of five; Scott Durbin, a teacher and father of two; Dave Poche, an architect and father of two; and Scott "Smitty" Smith, a New Orleans firefighter who was part of the Hurricane Katrina search and rescue effort.

The Kills Preview 1st Single from NEW Album- Blood Pressures entitled “Satellite”

The Kills - Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart – announce their new single “Satellite”, streaming at www.thekills.tv now. Or, you can embed the song here via soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/dominorecordco/the-kills-satellite

“Satellite” is the first song the band has given to fans to hear and is the perfect introduction to the band’s new studio album, Blood Pressures, the highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed third album, Midnight Boom. Blood Pressures will be released on Domino on April 5th, 2011.

“Satellite” features Alison’s melancholy vocals enveloping a dub influenced guitar, building to a soaring, swelling chorus with additional vocals contributed by The REV Gospel Collective.

The album Blood Pressures finds The Kills with their swagger and sass intact, but with a new thoughtfulness and depth - even a tinge of wistfulness and vulnerability - to their always compelling songwriting. As one of the most vital, striking bands recording today, The Kills' vividly unique "rock" is at once effortless, edgy and timeless.

You can pre-order Blood Pressures and listen to “Satellite” here: http://www.thekills.tv/

The Sophie Muller directed road trip inspired music video for “Satellite” will be launched in the very near future.

www.thekills.tv

DELUKA ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR!

Hot on the heels of an incredible year that saw the release of their electrifying debut album, You Are the Night, Brooklyn-by-way-of-Birmingham band Deluka have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour with Fefe Dobson. Set to kick off in Pittsburg, PA on February 14th, the string of dates at Hard Rock venues across the country will be preceded by select New York City shows in early February.

Hotly tipped by NME and Dazed and Confused in their native UK, Deluka showed the US what all the fuss is about with the release of their debut full-length album, You Are the Night (Vel/RED),in late 2010. Enthusiastically embraced stateside as one of the year’s most exciting debuts, Deluka catapulted onto dance floors with their lead single “Cascade” which spent nine weeks on the Top 100 Alternative chart. The band is preparing for the release of their second single, “OMFG” as well as a music video to debut in mid-February 2011. Lead by magnetic front woman Ellie Innocenti, Deluka is known to pack venues with their floor shaking live shows and raucous DJ sets. Stay tuned for additional tour dates and plans at SXSW 2011.

Praise for Deluka:

“Female fronted, attitude laced electro tunes.” – Filter

“Ellie Innocenti is the next balls-out sex symbol front woman, right up there with the likes of The Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O, and Metric’s Emily Haines.” – Venuszine

“Girl-charged electro-skuzz punk, akin to Ladytron snacking on The Killers for brunch.” - NME

“An example of pop music at its most fun: dancy, noisy, and carried by a decent hook.” –Bust

“Disco- Electro- Indi- New Wave a la early Duran Duran.” – Women’s Wear Daily

U.S. Tour Dates:

2/3/11 Brooklyn, NY @ the Bell House (w. Does It Offend You, Yeah?)

2/5/11 New York, NY @ Rockbar

2/14/11 Pittsburg, PA @ Hard Rock

2/15/11 Columbus, OH @ CD101 Big Room

2/16/11 Chicago, IL @ Hard Rock

2/17/11 Indianapolis, IN @ Hard Rock

2/18/11 Louisville, KY @ Hard Rock

2/20/11 St. Louis, MO @ NACA

2/22/11 Nashville, TN @ Hard Rock

2/27/11 Baltimore, MD @ Hard Rock

2/28/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Hard Rock

3/2/11 Detroit, MI @ Hard Rock

3/5/11 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

www.deluka.com

The New Regime Announce Speak Through The White Noise!

Rarely is so much noise generated by one individual, but Ilan Rubin has been creating, arranging and performing for years. Only 22 years old, Rubin has been involved in the music industry for most of his life, picking up the drums at 8, and in quick succession mastering the guitar, bass and piano. Armed with a veritable musical arsenal, Rubin was content to cut his teeth playing drums in numerous outfits, including stints drumming for Welsh rock act Lostprophets and industrial rock pioneers Nine Inch Nails. With The New Regime, the one-man outfit he created in 2007, Rubin has unleashed an authentic rock opus and a cheat-sheet to modern living. Through Speak Through the White Noise (April 26, 2011) an album entirely written, sung and played by Rubin, The New Regime reaches the critical mass he has been moving toward the majority of his life.

On Speak Through the White Noise Rubin has deftly created a climate of anxiety and discomfort, examining the current state of information dissemination, and how an economy of fear and anxiety has been created with the American public as the consumer. “Live in Fear” is a call to arms, an argument for agency amidst searing guitars and hard-driving drums. At moments Rubin’s voice sounds unhinged as he questions where the madness comes from, fueling it as he tries to dismantle it. “Enjoy the Bitterness” showcases Rubin’s piano skills laced with effect-laden vocals, a pop song buoyed by melody and anchored by foreboding vocals. “What Brings Us Down” – mainly recorded in one day at home and completed in various hotel rooms on days off during 2009's NIN/JA tour – is slower-paced, imbuing it with a more pensive vibe. Acoustic guitars ramble under Rubin’s higher register singing, building to the chorus that sees sadness give way to frustration.

For more information point your browser to http://thenewregime.com or give us a shout!

Introducing… The Alumni; No Order EP to Hit February 22

Toronto darlings The Alumni have already warmed the hearts and eardrums of our northern neighbors, but, much to our excitement, the band are finally headed stateside with some highly anticipated tour dates to support the release of their incredible new EP No Order. Full length debut will see a late spring release.

No Order, set to hit February 22nd was recorded at Metalworks Studios, in Toronto and produced by Jim Wirt (Something Corporate, Incubus, Jack’s Mannequin) and is rife with soulful rock ‘n’ roll, a groove you’d expect to hear from a band born down South with melodies that feel like they’ve risen straight from the streets of Brooklyn. With early buzz from key outlets stateside and tons of early support across Canada from Much Music and radio, it’s pretty clear that the band have been catching all the right ears.

The Alumni kicked off their stateside shows with a gig in Philadelphia at Triumph and will zigzag across the country hitting Chicago and New York before wrapping in Los Angeles on March 21 at The Mint.

Upcoming Dates:

2/2/11: Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room

2/22/11: New York, NY @ Arlenes Grocery

3/10/11: Windsor, ON, Canada @ PHOG Lounge

3/21/11: Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint

Point your browser to www.wearethealumni.com & www.myspace.com/wearethealumni for more information or give us a shout!

The Roots Return with the 7th Annual Jam Session on February 12thin Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA January 24, 2011 - Every year, award season brings the usual array of star-studded parties, but rarely do any of these become a celebrated institution. The Legendary Roots Crew, named one of the greatest live bands around by both Spin and Rolling Stone, have created the ticket to one of the most coveted and exclusive experiences of the season; delivering an innovative and unforgettable mix of musicians performing under one roof. Returning on the eve of the GRAMMY Awards, the 7th annual ROOTS JAM SESSION is back on February 12th. Jimmy Fallon will act as this year’s host, following in the footsteps of Don Cheadle, John Legend, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Dave Chappelle, while Hennessy Artistry will serve as presenting partner. The announcement comes on the heels of The Roots’ 6 GRAMMY nominations, which are split between their two 2010 releases, Wake Up! (with John Legend) and How I Got Over.

“We’re extremely proud and humbled that what began as a simple night to put the focus back on the music has become an amazing opportunity to unite both major artists and new talent in an impromptu musical collaboration unlike many other experiences in the industry today, while also providing a voice to some extremely worthwhile cause campaigns” said the Grammy-Award winning groups’ co-founder turned twitter celeb, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson

With an audience packed full of musicians and talent from every area of the entertainment industry, THE ROOTS JAM SESSION is a night where legendary mash-ups and groundbreaking music is created. It is consistently praised as a truly unique evening where artists become fans and the performances and impromptu jams turn the night into a celebration of music. Past performers and attendees reads like a “who’s who” of the entertainment world: Jay-Z, Norah Jones, Cee-Lo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Slash, Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, Mos Def, Beyoncè, Queen Latifah, Bill Maher, Snoop Dog, Matisyahu, Anita Baker, Queens of the Stone Age, K’naan, Corinne Bailey Rae, Elizabeth Banks, John Mayer, Chelsea Handler, Travis Barker and Prince.

In addition to the performances, however, THE ROOTS JAM SESSION is annually interwoven with themes of social awareness, partnering with top organizations dedicated to creating global change. The goal is to entertain but also to utilize the power of its high-profile attendees to make an impact and educate audiences outside of the Jam. The Roots Jam Session has previously partnered with organizations from Save Darfur & Green Music Group to Rock the Vote. This year’s cause partner is OpportunityNation. Launching at the 2011 Jam, the organization will focus on the revitalization of the “American Dream” - in short, a campaign, powered by the people, to kick-start a nationwide conversation about opportunity while providing forums for those voices to be heard.

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About ‘The Roots Jam Session’ The Roots Jam Session, occurring annually the night before the Grammys, has become an industry staple through the years and has become one of the most anticipated experiences of award season. Having been covered in everything from The Washington Post to People Magazine, the annual Jam is produced by Kevin Seldon of Keldof Marketing and Tina Farris of Tina Farris Tours. The Roots are Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (drums), Kamal Gray (keyboards), Kirk “Captain Kirk” Douglas (guitar) , Owen Biddle (bass), Frank Knuckles (percussion), Damon “Tuba Gooding” Bryson (sousaphone), and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter (emcee). www.rootsjamsession.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Carleen Donovan/ Rachel Gomez Press Here (212) 246-2640

SLEIGH BELLS Announce U.S. Tour, New Video for Rill Rill

Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells – comprised of guitarist/producer Derek Miller and singer Alexis Krauss – will be embarking on a two month North American tour, co-headlining first with CSS, then Neon Indian. The jaunt will kick off with a set at this year’s Coachella Festival on April 15th, and will take the band coast to coast through June. Tour dates and full details are listed below.

Sleigh Bells’ will also be premiering the video for their new single, “Rill Rill,” this week. Directed by John Watts (TV on the Radio, The Rapture), the video for “Rill Rill” – which was called one of the best songs of 2010 by the likes of Time Magazine, Pitchfork and GQ – is high school horror at its finest. A thirty second sneak preview of the “Rill Rill” video will premiere on MTV tonight following the show Skins, as well as on MTV.com. The full video will premiere on all of MTV’s channels on Thursday, January 27th. The song will also be added at Alternative Radio on February 6th.

“Rill Rill” is one of the most infectious tracks off of the band’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Treats (out now on Mom + Pop Music / N.E.E.T.). With over 100,000 copies sold to date, Treats has established Sleigh Bells as one of music’s most exciting new voices. The album received year-end praise from the likes of the New York Times, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Pitchfork, Alternative Press, Stereogum, NPR, New York Magazine, iTunes, NME and many many more.

Live, Sleigh Bells are a maelstrom of Derek Miller’s exploding guitars and rapid-fire beats, and singer Alexis Krauss’ sweet-as-sugar vocals and larger-than-life stage presence. Having played with the likes of LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Yeasayer, Major Lazer, Hot Chip and more, in addition to selling out their own headlining shows this past summer, the Sleigh Bells live experience is not to be missed.

Sleigh Bells Tour Dates WITH CSS:

4/21/11 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

4/22/11 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

4/23/11 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa

4/24/11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

4/26/11 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity

4/28/11 Orlando, FL @ Firestone

4/29/11 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater

4/30/11 Miami, FL @ Grand Central %

5/2/11 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

5/3/11 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

5/4/11 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel

5/6/11 Richmond, VA @ The National

5/7/11 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *

5/9/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero *

5/11/11 New York, NY @ Webster Hall *

5/12/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

5/14/11 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *

5/16/11 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

5/17/11 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

5/18/11 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews

5/19/11 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

WITH NEON INDIAN:

5/21/11 Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Pyramid Cabaret

5/23/11 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite

5/25/11 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue

5/26/11 Portland, OR @ Roseland

5/30/11 San Francisco, CA @ Independent

5/31/11 San Francisco, CA @ Independent

6/3/11 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up

6/4/11 Denver, CO @ Ogden

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* - Mr. Dream opens

Alison Krauss and Union Station Announce New Album Paper Airplane April 12th, 2011

On April 12th, 2011 Rounder Records will release the eagerly anticipated Alison Krauss and Union Station album, Paper Airplane. A truly breathtaking collection of 11 exquisite songs, Paper Airplane is Krauss’ 14th album and the band’s follow-up to 2004’s triple Grammy® winning Lonely Runs Both Ways (Rounder). It is Krauss’ first release since her 2007 internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum collaboration with Robert Plant, Raising Sand, which won six Grammys including “Record Of The Year” and “Album Of The Year.”

Alison Krauss and Union Station features the talents of Krauss (fiddle and lead vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin and lead vocals), Barry Bales (bass and harmony vocals), Ron Block(banjo, guitar and harmony vocals), and Jerry Douglas (Dobro and harmony vocals). Paper Airplane was produced by the band and recorded in Nashville with engineer Mike Shipley (Maroon 5, The Cars, Def Leppard, Joni Mitchell). As bluegrass virtuosos the members of Union Station are beyond compare, and the music they create together transcends all genres. Their work on films such as Cold Mountain and O Brother, Where Art Thou? has contributed immeasurably to a renaissance of American roots music.

Part of Alison Krauss’ incontestable talent is how effortlessly she bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop. A highly sought-after collaborator, Krauss has worked with some of the biggest names in popular music, including James Taylor, Phish, Dolly Parton, Yo Yo Ma & Bonnie Raitt. Since signing with Rounder Records at the age of 14 in 1985 Krauss has sold in excess of 12 million albums and garnered 26 Grammy® Awards, the most for any female and the third most of any recording artist in Grammy® history.

Paper Airplane track list in full:

1. Paper Airplane

2. Dustbowl Children

3. Lie Awake

4. Lay My Burden Down

5. My Love Follows You Where You Go

6. Dimming Of The Day

7. On The Outside Looking In

8. Miles To Go

9. Sinking Stone

10. Bonita and Bill Butler

11. Opening Farewell

Please visit www.alisonkrauss.com for the latest news and updates

For more information on Alison Krauss & Union Station: Chloe Walsh – Press Here: chloe(at)pressherepublicity.com 212 246 2640. For Rounder: Jennifer Sacca – jsacca@rounder.com 617-218-4503

La Roux Announce the Digital Release of the Gold Edition!

Grammy nominated synth-pop sensation La Roux are excited to announce the digital release of the Gold Edition (Cherrytree/Interscope) set to hit via Amazon and iTunes on February 8. This exciting set of songs will feature new b-sides, remixes and acoustic versions of tracks from their incredible self titled debut as well as never before seen video footage, artwork and photos.

What began in London’s burgeoning underground warehouse scene has since landed 22-year-old Elly Jackson, co-producer co-songwriter co-hort Ben Langmaid and their glittering first release a long and impressive list of accolades and millions of fans internationally. With the Top-Ten smash single “Bulletproof” and appearances on The View, Ellen, Good Morning America and most recently Dick Clark’s New Year Rocking Eve under their belt, it’s clear that America has fallen head over heels in love with La Roux.

La Roux have been nominated for two GRAMMY’s for Best Dance Recording (“In For The Kill”) and Best Electronic/Dance Album (La Roux).

Track Listing For Gold Edition:

1. In For The Kill (Feat. Kanye West)

2. Finally My Saviour

3. Under My Thumb

4. I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)

5. In For The Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey Remix)

6. Quicksand (Boy 8 Bit Remix)

7. Bulletproof (Zinc Remix)

8. Tigerlily (Demo)

9. Bulletproof (Intimate Session at Abbey Road, Acoustic)

10. In For The Kill (Vevo Lounge Version)

Check out La Roux’s gorgeous stripped down version of “In For The Kill” recorded and filmed at the Vevo Go Show in Times Square: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RkA2y-JSzY

Embed Code For The Vevo Go Show “In For The Kill” performance:

www.larouxonline.com / www.myspace.com/larouxuk / www.cherrytreerecords.com

For more information on La Roux, contact Linda Carbone (linda@pressherepublicity.com) & Cara Wodnicki (cara@pressherepublicity.com)

Sting and Trudie Styler Perform in West Coast Debut of ‘Twin Spirits’

Los Angeles, CA – January 18, 2011 – After it’s highly successful staging in NYC in June 2010, Allan Buchman has announced the West Coast debut of Twin Spirits on Tuesday, February 15th at the Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center of Los Angeles County. Presented by Culture Project, Sting and Trudie Styler will reprise their roles as classical composer Robert and his wife, pianist Clara Schumann; reading the couple's poignant letters with accompaniment from a six-member ensemble of classical musicians. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be used to support the ongoing work of Culture Project, the Royal Opera House and Mustardseed Arts Trust.

Called “strikingly beautiful” by The New York Times, Twin Spirits was first performed in 2005 and was recorded before a small audience at London's Royal Opera House in 2007, which was released on the Opus Arte label in 2009. Since then, performances have been held at Windsor Castle, Salisbury Cathedral, and Cortona’s Tuscan Sun Festival. Culture Project produced the most recent U.S. performance of Twin Spirits at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on June 30, 2010.

The February 15th performance of this poetic meditation on the passionate relationship between composer Robert Schumann and his wife, Clara Wieck, will feature Sting and Styler reading from letters between Robert and Clara while their story is interwoven with music composed by Robert -- whose spirit will be embodied by violin, baritone Scott Hendricks and pianist Jonathan Kelly -- and by Clara, who is evoked by pianist Natasha Paremski, cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio and soprano Camille Zamora.

Twin Spirits Devised and Directed for the stage by John Caird

Tuesday, February 15th - 8:00pm

Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center of Los Angeles County 135 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Tickets: $80-$150 Standard Reserved Seating $350 VIP Seating (includes post-concert reception with artists) http://www.centertheatregroup.org/twinspirits For VIP tickets, contact Culture Project at rsvp@cultureproject.org or 212.925.1806.

About Culture Project: Culture Project is New York's premier destination for artistic work that investigates urgent social and political issues. By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and theatre, music and film artists, Culture Project aims to inspire and impact public dialogue and policy, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time. Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Allan Buchman, Culture Project has premiered celebrated shows including The Exonerated, Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel, Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, Lawrence Wright's My Trip To Al-Qaeda, Tings Dey Happen, the Lucille Lortel Award-winning world premiere of George Packer's Betrayed and Temple University's acclaimed production of In Conflict. Most recently, Culture Project produced Breaking the Silence, Beating the Drum, a groundbreaking concert at the United Nations to commemorate the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. For more information, visit cultureproject.org.

The Kills Announce Spring 2011 Headlining Tour

The Kills – Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart – have announced headlining Spring North American tour dates kicking off in March in Austin, TX for SXSW and going through the middle of May. The dates follow the announcement of the duo's highly anticipated fourth studio album, Blood Pressures, on Domino Records on April 5, 2011, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album Midnight Boom. The pre-sale for tickets, which can be found here http://tixx1.artistarena.com/thekills/ , begins today, January 18th, at 3pm local time in each city on the tour. Anyone who buys a pre-sale ticket will receive a free signed art print from the band. Tickets for all dates go on sale to the general public on either Friday January 21st or Saturday January 22nd.

With their basic sound intact – an anarchic blend of Velvets cool, nasty low-fi beats, searing guitars and sexually charged lyrical savvy - Blood Pressures’ 11 original tracks find The Kills embracing a fuller sound. Departing from the angular spare sound of Midnight Boom, the duo explores complex textures, heavier instrumentation and layered, huge-sounding harmonies and also play all the instruments on the album, including piano and mellotron.

Blood Pressures find the Kills with their swagger and sass intact, but with a new thoughtfulness and depth. Live, their captivating electricity is undeniable, and as the UK’s Mojo magazine once put it, “The Kills sound and feel like no other band – nocturnal, way-out, untouchable.” The Independent proclaimed their live show a “knock ‘em dead rock rebirth.” Robert Hilburn of The Los Angeles Times once noted that “Hince and Mosshart have merged their personalities so fully in the music they become one.”

As one of the most vital, striking bands recording and performing today, the Kills’ vividly unique rock is at once effortless, edgy and timeless.

The Kills Spring 2011 North American Tour Dates: * w/ Cold Cave & The Entrance Band

March16 - 20 Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 29 Antwerp @ Trix

March 30 Holland @ Melkweg

March 31 London @ Heaven

April 2 Milan @ Tunnel

April 6 Paris @ Le Bataclan

April 8 Berlin @ Huxley’s

April 15 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues W/ Foals

April 19 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater*

April 20 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa *

April 22 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *

April 23 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *

April 24 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *

April 26 Boston, MA @ Royale Boston *

April 27 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts *

April 29 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *

April 30 Montreal, QUE @ Olympia *

May 1 Toronto, ONT @ Sound Academy *

May 3 Detroit, MI @The Majestic Theatre *

May 4 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *

May 5 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

May 8 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *

May 9 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market*

May 10 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *

May 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *

For more information contact Chloe Walsh or Gina Schulman at Press Here Publicity Chloe@pressherepublicity.com * Gina@pressherepublicity.com Tel: 212.246.2640

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE’S NYC SHOW TO BE BROADCASTED BY YOUTUBE ON JANUARY 18th!

After playing sold out shows from coast to coast this past fall, Broken Social Scene will be playing a very special one-off show in New York City on January 18th. YouTube will be live streaming this show in its entirety beginning at 9 pm EST, and can be seen here: youtube.com/bowerypresents. The show will be packed full of songs from all of their critically acclaimed albums - 2002’s You Forgot It In People, 2005’s Broken Social Scene, and their most recent release, 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record.

January’s show is one of ten select shows Broken Social Scene will be playing throughout the U.S. this winter. Up-and-coming Toronto band Zeus will be opening all of the band’s February shows. Tickets for these shows are on sale now all ticket providers nationwide. Tour dates are listed below.

Over the course of its decade-long existence, Broken Social Scene has become one of the most vital voices in independent music. Forgiveness Rock Record¸ the band’s first proper album in five years, was one of 2010’s most incredible records, garnering praise from Pitchfork, NPR, New York Times and more. The songs from FRR sound right at home in Broken Social Scene’s live set, with tunes like “Forced to Love,” “Texico Bitches,” “All to All” and “Meet Me in the Basement” already considered show highlights.

Do not miss these shows!

Broken Social Scene Winter 2011 Tour Dates in Full:

1/16/11 London, ON @ The Music Hall

1/18/11 New York, NY @ Terminal 5

1/29/11 Edmonton, AB @ Freezing Man Festival

2/10/11 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre

2/11/11 Tampa, FL @ Ritz

2/12/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Hall

2/13/11 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live

2/15/11 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s

2/17/11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

2/18/11 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa

2/19/11 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

2/20/11 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

About YouTube YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share original videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.

For more information on Broken Social Scene, please contact: Jen Appel / Jamie Sherman Press Here Publicity jen@pressherepublicity.com jamie@pressherepublicity.com 212-246-2640

NOISE POP Announces New Artist Confirms,Details of Pop-Up Shop and More!

San Francisco, CA – January 13, 2011 – Seminal independent music festival Noise Pop is proud to announce new additions to their already amazing lineup, as well as the details of their first-ever pop-up shop, the Noise Pop Up Shop a month long Pop Up Store and party. Bands who will be joining the nineteenth annual Noise Pop lineup include:

*Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, in a rare solo show, who will be playing both DCFC and Postal Service songs at the Great American Music Hall on Feb 27. Zach Rogue of acclaimed band Rogue Wave will open this show.

*Critically lauded duo No Age playing at Rickshaw Stop on Feb 26

*Hotly tipped up-and-comers How to Dress Well playing at Café du Nord on Feb 26

*Hip hop’s very own Peanut Butter Wolf and Dam Funk playing at Public Works on Feb 26

*A night with Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson at the Great American Music Hall on Feb 25

*Turntable master Kid Koala playing at Mighty on Feb 25

*Singer/songwriter Alexi Murdoch playing at Swedish American Hall on Feb 25

The complete list of confirmed headlining bands (thus far) is below. ADMIRAL RADLEY AESOP ROCK ALEXI MURDOCH BATTLEHOOCH BEN GIBBARD BEST COAST GEOGRAPHER DAM FUNK DAN DEACON (SOLO) FILM SCHOOL HOW TO DRESS WELL KID KOALA KIMYA DAWSON MAX BEMIS (SAY ANYTHING) NO AGE NOBUNNY PEANUT BUTTER WOLF TAMARYN TED LEO (SOLO) THE CONCRETES THE GROWLERS THE STONE FOXES WAVVES YO LA TENGO VERSUS ZACH ROGUE (ROGUE WAVE)

Noise Pop Festival badges, which provide entry to all Noise Pop Festival events, will be available to purchase for $160 at noisepop.com.

In addition to these new shows, Noise Pop has partnered with the Upper Playground gallery to open a month-long Pop Up Shop from February 2nd to February 27th. Noise Pop will take over the art space FIFTY24SF (http://www.fifty24sf.com/), located in the heart of San Francisco's vibrant and eclectic Lower Haight neighborhood, and will transform the space into a multipurpose center. By day, it will serve as a merchandise store, art gallery, and information center; by night, it will become a theatre and performance space. Each night will see a different partner co-presenting each event, from SF Weekly to YoursTru.ly bringing new audiences and new experiences to Noise Pop attendees and the SF masses. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 6-10 pm, the opening night includes the following: Wednesday, Feb. 2nd, 6-10pm - Noise Pop & Upper Playground present the Opening Night Party. Featuring * "Louder than Bombs" reinterpreted record covers from Bay Area artist PEZ * Josh Blank's slideshow from time spent with Tamaryn and Dominant Legs * Performance by Elephant & Castle.

With everything from projection art by Chris Martz, live sets by Space Ghost, Dogcatcher and other local bands, a silent photo auction benefiting collectivegood.org, a local food extravaganza presented by Turntable Kitchen, an Amoeba Records outpost and more, the Pop-N-Shop is the perfect way to experience all that San Francisco has to offer.

Full Pop Up Shop Schedule here - 2011.noisepop.com/pop-up-shop

http://2011.noisepop.com / http://2011.noisepop.com/pop-up-shop

For more information about upcoming performers confirmed for Noise Pop, or to attend the festival, please contact: Jen Appel // Jamie Sherman – 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com // jamie@pressherepublicity.com

YOUNG THE GIANT Announce iTunes Single Of The Week & Additional Headlining Dates!

January 11th, 2011 – On the heels of an electrifying national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week, SoCal rock outfit Young The Giant’s single “My Body” is currently being featured as the iTunes Single of The Week. The song is available as a free download today, January 11th, until January 17th here: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewFeature?id=365729306. Already one of the most added songs at Alternative Radio this year, "My Body" has been heating up airwaves across the country, reaching the Top 20 on the Alternative Radio Chart and climbing.

Additionally, Young The Giant are set to swing by Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit for a high octane performance on January 17th at 11:30pm EST/PST. Check your local listings for Fuel TV channel information.

Led by charismatic frontman Sameer Gadhia’s rich, honeyed vocals, Young the Giant was named “rising stars” by Billboard and took everybody by pleasant surprise last year with their old-soul songwriting and poignant tunes - one of the most talked about young rock bands in 2010. Called “vivid, vibrant rock…a pop masterpiece” by the Wall Street Journal and named the #3 Rock Album of 2010 by Amazon, their self¬- titled debut is due for release January 25th on Roadrunner Records. Additionally, the band recently completed a Daytrotter session which can be heard here: http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/young-the-giant-concert/20054585-112008.html. Starting the New Year in strong fashion, Young the Giant was named as one of MySpace/Fuse’s “Introducing…” artists, the marquee music program showcasing emerging artists.

Young The Giant will kick off a national headlining tour on January 18th in Allston, MA at Great Scott and have just announced a second leg of dates listed below.

Young The Giant Tour Dates in Full:

January 18 Allston, MA @ Great Scott

January 19 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

January 20 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

January 23 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar

January 24 Washington, DC @ Red Palace

January 26 Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Room at House of Blues

January 27 Columbus, OH @ The Basement

January 28 Chicago, IL @ Schubas

January 29 Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter

January 30 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot

February 13 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

February 16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

February 17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

February 19 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

February 20 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

February 25 La Jolla, CA @ The Loft – UCSD

February 26 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy

March 1 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

March 2 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

March 4 Austin, TX @ Emo’s

March 5 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

March 6 Dallas, TX @ The Loft

March 9 Norman, OK @ Opolis

March 10 Little Rock, AK @ Sticky Fingerz

March 11 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

March 12 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl

March 14 New Orleans, LA @ The Parish at House of Blues

http://www.youngthegiant.com * http://www.twitter.com/YoungTheGiant * http://www.facebook.com/youngthegiant * http://www.myspace.com/youngthegiant

For more information on Young The Giant, contact: Press Here Tel: 212.246.2640 Gina Schulman * gina@pressherepublicity.com ** Carla Senft * carla@pressherepublicity.com

Bright Eyes Announce Additional Tour Dates!

With just weeks to go until the eagerly awaited release of Bright Eyes’ seventh studio album, The People’s Key (out February 15th on Saddle Creek), the celebrated Nebraskan band have added further dates to what will be their first US tour in over three years. The first leg of the tour has now confirmed label mates Cursive (March 3rd – March 10th excluding Radio City Music Hall shows) andMynabirds (March 11th – March 17th) as support.

Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott with an array of talented musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. The 7-piece band will be kicking off this tour in Miami in March before taking in the South, the East Coast, the Midwest, Texas, Canada and the West Coast.

Select pre-sales for newly added dates will begin Wednesday, January 12, with public on-sales beginning Friday, January 14. Please visit www.conoroberst.com for full details.

Catch Bright Eyes Live (new dates in bold):

3/2 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater *

3/3 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues *

3/4 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle *

3/5 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium *

3/6 Richmond, VA The National *

3/8 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall ^

3/9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall ^ SOLD OUT

3/10 Boston, MA House Of Blues * SOLD OUT

3/11 Portland, ME State Theatre#

3/13 Toronto, ON Sound Academy#

3/14 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre #

3/15 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre # SOLD OUT

3/16 Champaign, IL Foellinger Auditorium #

3/17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium #

3/19 Austin, TX SXSW Ground Control Touring Showcase Auditorium Shores**

4/3 Milwaukee, WI The Riverside Theater

4/3 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

4/5 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

4/8 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballrom

4/9 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

4/12 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

4/13 Pomona, CA Fox Theater

* w/ Cursive ^ w/ Superchunk and WILD FLAG # w/ Mynabirds **w/ The Felice Brothers, Middle Brother and Man Man

For more information contact Chloë Walsh or Perri Cohen at Press Here: 212 246 2640. Chloe(at)PressHerePublicity.com/Perri(at)PressHerePublicity.com

THE KILLS - New Album Blood Pressures Out April 5th

UK duo The Kills – Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart – are back with a new studio album, Blood Pressures, out on Domino Records on April 5, 2011, their highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed third album, Midnight Boom. Blood Pressures not only marks the eagerly-awaited return of The Kills but is one of the most anticipated releases of 2011.

For the sessions that became Blood Pressures, Jamie and Alison returned to Key Club Studios, Michigan where they reunited with Midnight Boom engineers Bill Skibbe and Jessica Ruffins. The album was mixed in London by Tom Elmhirst.

With their basic sound intact – searing guitars, driving rhythms and sexually charged lyrical savvy – the 11 tracks on Blood Pressures find The Kills embracing a fuller sound and becoming more adventurous in the studio, while the lyrics are honest, heartfelt and sometimes just plain heartbreaking. Departing from the sparse, angular sound of Midnight Boom, the duo explores complex textures on Blood Pressures. There is heavier instrumentation and layered, huge-sounding harmonies. Alison and Jamie play all the instruments on the album, including piano and mellotron.

The riff-heavy opening track, “Future Starts Slow,” sets the tone of the album, with Jamie and Alison united in their trademark singsong vocals over a toms-heavy tribal beat. But the lyrics show a new maturity and a sense that time is an increasingly precious commodity, as when they sing, “Don’t ever give me up, I could never get back up, when the future starts so slow.” Another blistering highlight is the pulsing “Heart Is A Beating Drum," a classic-Kills slice of beat-driven, dark rock n’ roll. The second track on the album, “Satellite,” builds to a soaring, swelling chorus with additional vocals contributed by The REV Gospel Collective (who also appear on the track “DNA”).

The surprise track is Alison’s wonderfully pure chanteuse turn on the track “Last Goodbye” - a song that could have been plucked from a soundtrack to a forgotten ‘60s film- that pairs her sultry alto with a simple piano and string accompaniment. It’s gorgeously moving, cautiously hopeful and, despite its simplicity, builds to an epic conclusion with Alison singing, “I can’t survive on a halfhearted love that will never be whole.”

Blood Pressures finds The Kills with their swagger and sass intact, but with a new thoughtfulness and depth – even a tinge of wistfulness and vulnerability – to their always compelling songwriting. As one of the most vital, striking bands recording today, The Kills’ vividly unique “rock” is at once effortless, edgy and timeless.

Blood Pressures is the 4th LP the band has released, following Midnight Boom (2008), No Wow (2005) and Keep on Your Mean Side (2002). Watch this space for a US tour announcement very soon!

www.thekills.tv

Full tracklisting:

1. Future Starts Slow

2. Satellite

3. Heart Is A Beating Drum

4. Nail In My Coffin

5. Wild Charms

6. DNA

7. Baby Says

8. Last Goodbye

9. Damned If She Do

10. You Don't Own The Road

11. Pots and Pans

*Additional production contributions by Dan Carey.

For more on The Kills, please contact: PRESS HERE 212.246.2640 Gina Schulman//Chloe Walsh gina@pressherepublicity.com // chloe@pressherepublicity.com

THE PIERCES ANNOUNCE NEW EP AND EXCLUSIVE TOUR DATES!

New York City-based duo The Pierces will release their first new material since 2008 in the form of an EP called the Love You More EP on January 11th via all digital service providers. Produced by Coldplay’s Guy Berryman, the four-track collection is a stunning step forward from their critically-acclaimed sophomore album, Thirteen Tales of Love And Revenge.

In conjunction with their new EP, The Pierces will also be playing four very special U.S. shows in New York and Los Angeles this January. The dates are below.

Raised in Alabama on a diet of Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell and more, sisters Catherine and Allison Pierce moved to New York City, eventually deciding to join forces and start a band. Their third album, Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge, was a critical smash, earning the girls rave reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, Nylon, American Songwriter, New York Post and many more. Syncs on shows such as Gossip Girl, Dexter and Pretty Little Liars brought songs from the album to new ears, as The Pierces began weighing their options for what to do next.

The decision was made for them when they were approached by Coldplay’s bassist Guy Berryman, asking them if they wanted to open for Coldplay on the South American leg of their world tour. The sisters were unable to join them on the road, but stayed in touch with Berryman, who was getting his production company with Grammy Award-winning producer Rik Simpson off the ground. As such, Berryman and Simpson decided The Pierces would be their first project. The Love You More EP is the first output from these sessions; a full-length album will follow later this year.

Released at the end of last year in the UK, the Love You More EP has quickly established The Pierces as one of the bands poised to take over 2011. The London Sunday Times called them a “Breaking Act” for the forthcoming year, and the London Evening Standard has already labeled them “Pop’s Hottest Hope for 2011.”

Sun-kissed and reverb-soaked, the songs on the Love You More EP show our two heroines in their finest form, transplanting their Southern Gothic country-tinged sound to the California desert. Each song sparkles with incredible choruses, woozy guitars and keening harmonies, resonating with the slow, sad beauty of a fading West Coast sunset.

The Love You More EP track listing:

1. Love You More

2. We Are Stars

3. To the Grave

4. We Can Make It

The Pierces tour dates:

1/13/11 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

1/15/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box (w/ Lissie)

1/17/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot

1/18/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café

http://www.thepiercesmusic.com/ http://www.myspace.com/thepierces / http://www.facebook.com/thepiercesmusic / http://www.youtube.com/thepierces / http://twitter.com/thepiercesmusic

For more information on The Pierces, please contact: Jen Appel // Sarah Usher – 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com // sarah@pressherepublicity.com

Raphael Saadiq Announces Details of New Studio Album!

New York, NY – January 6, 2010 – Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saadiq has announced the release of his fifth studio album Stone Rollin’ on March 22, 2011 on Columbia Records. Known for defying the confines of working within one genre, this standard bearer for "old school" R&B returns with a new release that celebrates the classic sounds of 60’s and 70’s soul with a futuristic twist. Raphael is set to debut the video for the track “Radio” today at www.rollingstone.com. The song will be available on iTunes starting next Tuesday, January 11th.

Featuring ten new tracks, Stone Rollin’ is the follow up to Saadiq's 2008 solo album The Way I See It, which boasted four Billboard R&B chart singles and was nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Best R&B Album. The album was also selected by iTunes as their 'Album of the Year' in 2008. With the release of The Way I See It, Raphael Saadiq truly made his mark as a touring artist, striking a universal chord with audiences around the world through multiple performances at festival dates throughout Europe and the States -- including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, SXSW and Voodoo Experience-- as well as a recent opening slot on the Dave Matthews Band’s amphitheater tour. Now with his new collection Stone Rollin’, Saadiq nods to his heroes like Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Little Walter and Sly Stone, while merging his own contemporary twist, one born out of a combination of his recent touring experiences, as well as inspiration derived from indie acts that hold regular rotation in his ipod. The end result is a collection that showcases Saadiq’s gifted musicality and the stellar production skills that have become the artist’s signature.

Raphael Saadiq says of the recording “Both the attraction and reaction to my music from my listeners has giving me all that I need to continue pushing the envelope and making music that wakes and rocks the soul of many, Its Ready, I'm Ready, and I know the world is Ready, Lets all go Stone Rollin."

Recorded at his studio complex the Blakeslee Recording Company in Los Angeles, Raphael Saadiq played bass, mellotron, keys, guitar, percussion and even drums on most of the tracks. Opening with the stomping "Heart Attack," the album’s other standout cuts include the stunning "Go To Hell," featuring his studio squad of musicians who are melodically complimented by an angelic choir, the evocative Dixieland number "Day Dreams,” featuring Robert Randolph who plays steel guitar on the track, and "Just Don't,” which includes a guest appearance from one of Saadiq’s indie rock favorites Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon). Also making an appearance on that same song is one of Saadiq’s idols Larry Dunn (Earth, Wind and Fire), who plays piano and contributes an epic Moog solo.

Official Track listing for Stone Rollin:

1. Heart Attack 2. Go To Hell 3. Radio 4. Over You 5. Stone Rollin’ 6. Day Dreams 7. Moving Down The Line 8. Just Don’t 9. Good Man 10. The Answer

Since Raphael Saadiq's early days with the groundbreaking 80's soul trio Tony! Toni! Tone! he has carried the torch for old school R&B and in the process has established his place as one of music’s most highly regarded recording artists and producers. In addition to releasing a series of critically acclaimed solo albums that have garnered multiple awards and nominations, Saadiq has also worked behind the scenes as an award winning producer, collaborator and sideman for some of music’s biggest acts including D'Angelo, John Legend, Joss Stone, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Stevie Wonder, the Bee Gees, The Isley Brothers, Mary J. Blige, TLC, Whitney Houston, Snoop Dogg, Earth, Wind and Fire and more. Now, at the peak of his creativity, Saadiq is finally ready to soak up the spotlight alone.

www.raphaelsaadiq.com

The Go! Team Announces Tour Dates

Everyone’s favorite high-octane stunners, The Go! Team, are hitting the road in support of their highly anticipated third in-studio album, Rolling Blackouts (out on February 1 on Memphis Industries). The Team is playing select dates through April 2011 along both the East and West coasts including a special performance at Brooklyn Bowl and an appearance at the celebrated Check Yo’ Ponytail party at the Echoplex in LA. Live, they’re a unique, party starting, needles-in-the-red experience, with leading lady Ninja at the centre of the euphoric maelstrom.

The Go! Team makes what is old new again with their oh-so-skillful balancing act between edgy ingenuity and retro resonance, by turns kickass and melodic but always effortlessly effusive. Lending their vocals to Rolling Blackouts are Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and Deerhoof’s Satomi Matsuzaki, among others, while the rest of the Team remains intact with Ian Parton (production, guitars, drums, piano, harmonica, glockenspiel), Ninja (vocals), Chi Fukami Taylor (drums), Sam Dook (banjo, guitars, drums), Jamie Bell (bass, noise effects, glockenspiel) and Kaori Tsuchida (vocals, guitars, keyboards, recorders, glockenspiels) back in action.

Check out select 2011 tour dates below!

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

4/10/11 Toronto, ONT Opera House*

4/13/11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club*

4/14/11 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts*

4/15/11 Boston, MA Paradise*

4/16/11 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl (GBH)

4/19/11 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex (Check Yo Ponytail)

4/20/11 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine (Popscene)

* w/ Dom

For more information, please contact Jen Appel or Jamie Sherman at Press Here Publicity: jen@pressherepublicity.com // jamie@pressherepublicity.com – 212-246-2640

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and Natasha Bedingfield Kick Off 2011 NAMM Show

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and NAMM (the international music products association) are excited to announce the 2011 kick-off event on January 13th at this year’s NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center. Featuring a performance by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield and appearances by Governor Mike Huckabee and New York Yankee Bernie Williams with remarks by NAMM CEO Joe Lamond, and Lennon Bus Executive Director, Brian Rothschild, the event showcases the work of the non-profit mobile studio that has traveled the U.S. and Canada for 14 years providing young people with free hands-on opportunities to create original music and video projects.

The Lennon Bus will also announce an exciting new partnership with Avid, the maker of award-winning video and audio production solutions used by professional filmmakers, producers, sound mixers and musicians. The 2011 Lennon Bus studios feature a new arsenal of Avid’s top of the line solutions like the award winning Media Composer video editing solution—used on projects like Avatar, The Fighter, Black Swan and Iron Man—and Pro Tools audio recording, mixing and editing solutions used by creative teams behind acts like Green Day and Katy Perry.

“The Lennon Bus provides an amazing opportunity to help students realize their dreams, while introducing them to the same tools professionals use to create the most successful music, video and film projects in the world.” said Avid’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Ron Greenberg. Over the years, many top recording artists have used the state of the art studios to mentor students and record their own material. In fact, many of the tracks on the current Black Eyed Peas album, The Beginning were recorded on the Bus using Pro Tools. “We want to continue to teach and encourage the next generation of talent to create entertaining music, film and video content that inspires and entertains millions. We look forward to doing that in our deeper partnership with the Lennon Bus.”

The Lennon Bus will also receive the starCON award from long time sponsor, Neutrik, the leading provider of professional entertainment connector systems. The Neutrik starCON award was created to recognize persons, organizations, and companies who are making a contribution to the music/recording/performing arts industries and those that it serves. The winners of the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Madison Violet will close the event with their award-winning song.

New for 2011, the Lennon Bus app for iPhone and Droid from Mobile Roadie will make it easier than ever to keep up with the busy Bus. The app will provide users with up to the minute content from the Bus as well as localized news items and exclusive giveaways. NAMM attendees can catch minute by minute updates on Bus events at the show, as well as enter to win contests and giveaways.

Stay tuned for more on the Lennon Bus’ routing in 2011, including stops at all six of the SAE Institutes’ campuses in New York City, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Nashville. Pioneered in 2010, the partnership between the Lennon Bus and SAE has included the bestowing of a need-based scholarship in the namesake of Dan Brown – a student killed in the Nashville floods that year. The memorial scholarship between the two educationally focused institutions is part of an ongoing partnership in 2011.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.

Contact: Press Here Linda Carbone / Ashley Bryan / Sam Orlando 212 246 2640 linda@pressherepublicity.com / ashley@pressherepublicity.com / sam@pressherepublicity.com

The Greenhornes Announce U.S. Tour!

The Greenhornes have escaped a Mid-western winter to head to Australia for Big Day Out and play a string of dates with The Black Keys. However, U.S. fans will be treated to a run of dates upon their return in the spring. November 2010 saw the release of long-awaited album **** (Third Man Records), the band's first in over 7 years. An instant critical success, the band enjoyed radio support from the country's best stations with rollicking sessions performed for everyone from KCRW and KEXP to WFUV and XM/Sirius. The band also made their TV debut on Fuel TV's “The Daily Habit” before wrapping up the year with New Years Eve and Day shows with compadres, The Black Keys.

This native Cincinnati trio – made up of Craig Fox, Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs) and Patrick Keeler (The Raconteurs) – have been producing the highest quality rock’n’roll for well over a decade. There live set is electrifying and should not be missed!

What The Press Are Saying About ****:

“…an exceedingly agreeable collection of ultra-catchy garage-pop complete with slash-and-burn guitars, wheedling psychedelic organs, gauzy ballads, dollops of Motown stomp, and loads of love laments…” – Boston Globe

“rollicking punk tunes….psychedelic mudslides ….evokes a chill-out room from 1966” – Rolling Stone

“**** (aka "Four Stars") finds the Cincy trio leaner and meaner, almost to the point of reinvention, as they refine their garage-psych vision. Just four stars? Shit, we'll give it at least eight!” - Blurt

"**** is their best work yet...the band sounds tighter and more precise than ever...”- Under The Radar

Catch The Greenhornes Live:

3/20 Dallas, TX Club Dada

3/22 St. Louis, MO The Firebird

3/23 Louisville, KY Headliners

3/24 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio

3/25 Chicago, IL Double Door

3/26 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock

3/28 Madison, WI The High Noon Saloon

3/29 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club

3/31 Covington, KY The Mad Hatter

4/1 Cleveland, O H Beachland Ballroom

4/2 Ferndale, MI The Magic Bag

4/3 Toronto, ONT The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

4/5 Montreal, QU La Sala Rossa

4/6 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall

4/8 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House

4/9 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s

4/12 Washington, DC The Rock and Roll Hotel

4/13 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade

4/15 Chattanooga, TN JJ’s Bohemia

4/16 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge

For More Information on The Greenhornes please contact: chloe@pressherepublicity.com // perri@pressherepublicity.com

Wanda Jackson Announces US Tour Dates in February

Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Wanda Jackson has added further live dates to her sold-out New York City and Los Angeles record release shows.

Jackson has added a special shortened set in Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium for the Grand Ole Opry on January 15th, as part of a show with Del McCoury and Vince Gill, as well as a second night at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on January 24th with The Third Man House Band featuring Jack White on guitar, while the newly announced February tour dates will take her back through New York as well as to Philadelphia, Boston, DC and Dallas. Tickets for the additional Los Angeles show will be available for Third Man Record’s Vault subscribers starting Friday, January 7th at 10 am PST, and for the general public on Saturday, January 8th at 10 am PST.

This string of live shows will be Jackson’s first stateside performances following the release of the highly anticipated new album The Party Ain’t Over – produced by Jack White and released on Third Man and Nonesuch Records on January 25th.

With a remarkable career that began in 1955, Jackson, credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock and roll song - “Let’s Have a Party” in 1958 – was convinced by her friend Elvis Presley to cross over from country to rock and rockabilly music. Now known around the globe as “The Queen Of Rock-A-Billy” and “The First Lady Of Rock N Roll,” Jackson recently performed on the BBC’s Special New Year’s Eve “Hootenanny” Jools Holland Show, providing the United Kingdom with their very first song of 2011, a rollicking version of album track “Rip It Up,” as well as a rendition of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good.”

Jackson is scheduled to perform with Jack White & The Third Man House Band on The Late Show With David Letterman on CBS on January 20th and Conan on TBS on January 25th.

The Party Ain’t Over was recorded in Nashville at Jack White’s studio, where he brought together a formidable band, including himself, Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather/Raconteurs), Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs), Ashley Monroe, Jackson Smith and Karen Elson, to name a few, and hand picked the songs – 11 tracks dating in origin from the early 1900’s to 2007. The result: a retro modern collection of music that showcases Wanda, now in her seventh decade and sounding as charismatic as ever.

Wanda Jackson’s new single, a wickedly energetic cover of Bob Dylan’s “Thunder On The Mountain”, is out now.

Wanda Jackson tour dates in full:

Jan 15 Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry *

Jan 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Hall Of Music (sold out) *

Jan 23 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre (sold out) *

Jan 24 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *

Feb 22 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live

Feb 23 Boston, MA @ Royale

Feb 24 New York, New York @ The Bowery Ballroom

Feb 25 Washington DC @ 9.30 Club

Feb 26 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler

* Special Record Release Show featuring Jack White & The Third Man House Band

For more information on Wanda Jackson, please visit:www.wandajackson.comPress Here Publicity: 212 246 2640 chloe@pressherepublicity.com /sarah@pressherepublicity.com

DOLOREAN Tour Dates Announced; First release in four years out January 18, 2011

Al James (aka “Dolorean”) and his longtime band of stalwarts will release their first album in nearly 4 years, The Unfazed, on January 18, 2011 on Brooklyn’s Partisan Records (Deer Tick, Mountain Man, Holy Sons). The Unfazed was engineered by Rob Oberdorfer and mixed by Tony Lash (The Dandy Warhols, Death Cab For Cutie, Elliott Smith) and finds James’ bleakly beautiful narratives as haunting and insightful as ever, but showing a new spiritual strength and determination. In The Unfazed, James acknowledges that life is often hard and break-ups often bitter, as in the brutally resigned track “Country Clutter,” which NPR called an unlikely companion piece to Cee Lo Green's “F— You” as one of the “catchiest kiss-off songs in years.” For nearly a decade James’ alter-ego, Dolorean, has been writing and recording music in Portland, OR, starting with 2003’s Not Exotic, which landed the young songwriter on the review page of theSunday New York Times review section for its beautiful, thought-provoking songs and James’ elegantly sparse vocals (early comparisons were Elliott Smith, Will Oldham, Nick Drake and Sam Beam). The band’s ‘70s folk feel, embellished with tasteful string and keyboard parts, enveloped listeners in a seductive world of warm melancholy and haunting songs. People lucky enough to see the band or discover their music shared it with friends.

You can stream two new album tracks, "The Unfazed" and "Hard Working Dogs,” at Dolorean’s website: www.doloreanmusic.com. Check out the band on the following tour dates. US dates including SxSW to be announced soon.

Dolorean dates:

01/14/11 Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern

01/22/11 Portland, OR @ Music Millennium; 3:00pm

01/27/11 Burgos, Spain @ Ciclo Coordenadas Polares

01/28/11 Zaragoza, Spain @ La Lata de Bombillas

01/29/11 Castellon, Spain @ Teatro Principal @ Tanned Tin Festival w/ Faust, Thurston Moore, Xui Xui and more

02/01/11 Madrid, Spain @ Nasti

02/02/11 Cadiz, Spain @ Aulario la bomba

02/03/11 Huelva, Spain @ Universidad

02/04/11 Granada, Spain @ Planta Baja

02/08/11 Paris, France @ Fleche d’Or - Fargo Records 10 Year Anniversary Party w/Deer Tick and Tift Merritt

02/09/11 Gent, Belgium @ Vooruit Cafe

02/10/11 Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat

02/11/11 Leiden, Netherlands @ Q-Bus

02/12/11 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Ekko

02/13/11 Ottersum, Netherlands @ Roepaen

02/15/11 London, UK @ The Lexington

02/16/11 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega

02/17/11 Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute

02/18/11 Oxford, UK @ Bullingdon Arms

For more information or to be serviced with the album, contact Press Here: Angie Carlson: 212.246.2640; angie@pressherepublicity.com

Bright Eyes Give Away New Track “Shell Games”

Bright Eyes have released the first track from eagerly anticipated seventh studio album The People’s Key as a free download via Saddle Creek’s website. The embeddable widget provides streaming and downloading of first single “Shell Games”. The People’s Key will be released on February 15th.

Along with the free download Saddle Creek are offering the album for pre-sale via their site. The album is available in various packages with additional tracks. Those purchasing via iTunes will receive the non-album track “Singularity” and those purchasing certain packages direct from Saddle Creek will receive “Singularity” plus another bonus track “In The Real World”.

Bright Eyes recently announced their first tour dates in over three years, including two nights at Manhattan’s famed Radio City Music Hall. The People’s Key was recorded in Omaha, Nebraska at the band’s own ARC Studios. Produced by band member Mike Mogis and engineered by Andy LeMaster critics are already calling the album “the best thing singer Conor Oberst has ever recorded.”

Download “Shell Games” here: http://bit.ly/e0Zyvr

Listen to NPR’s All Songs Considered preview of The People’s Key: http://n.pr/f3ma5r

Full track list for The People’s Key:

1 Firewall

2 Shell Games

3 Jejune Stars

4 Approximate Sunlight

5 Haile Selassie

6 A Machine Spiritual (In The People’s Key)

7 Triple Spiral

8 Beginner’s Mind

9 Ladder Song

10 One For You, One For Me

Bright Eyes Tour Dates in Full:

3/2 Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Miami, FL

3/3 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL

3/4 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA

3/5 Thomas Wolf Auditorium Asheville, NC

3/6 The National Richmond, VA

3/8 Radio City Music Hall *** New York, NY

3/9 Radio City Music Hall *** (SOLD OUT!) New York, NY

3/10 House Of Blues Boston, MA

3/11 State Theatre Portland, ME

3/13 Sound Academy Toronto, ON

3/14 Royal Oak Royal Oak, MI

3/15 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL

3/17 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

*** Superchunk and Wild Flag support both Radio City shows

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For more information on Bright Eyes contact Chloë Walsh or Perri Cohen at Press Here: 212 246 2640. Chloe(at)PressHerePublicity.com/ Perri(at)PressHerePublicity.com

MONA- Stream NEW Track & Play US Shows Next Week

Once and while, there comes along a band that makes people believe that rock n’ roll has the power to create movements. Nashville’s Mona is quickly shaping up to be that band. In only a few months since releasing a single “Listen To Your Love” and “Trouble on The Way” on their own label 'Zion Noiz Recordings via Rough Trade shops and independent store across the UK this year, critics and fans haven’t stopped raving!

“Trouble on The Way” is currently streaming here: http://soundcloud.com/press-here/mona-trouble-on-the-way

Since then, the gang of four has signed with Mercury Records in the US, and is set to kick off select winter tour dates in New York City, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and San Francisco to much anticipation. Mona makes arm-pumping, vein-throbbing, knee-jittering, raw-throated, sing-a-long rock n’roll. If you haven’t heard the thunderous vintage rock that Mona plays, you shouldn’t wait another day.

They have captured the attention of major media outlets including BBC Radio, who named the band in their Sound of 2011 poll, MTV, NME, Clash Magazine and Q, all of which named Mona among the top new bands to watch in 2011. Enthralled with their sound, and their devout southern church upbringing story, music critics and fans are addicted to the explosive and confident cool that Mona brings to the stage and their songs. They even nabbed a prestigious spot on the UK’s Later with Jools Holland last month- a rare task for a band who hasn’t yet released their debut LP. Watch the performance here: http://www.youtube.com/monatheband#p/a/f/2/82esEA-HVIM

MONA’s video for “Listen To Your Love”: http://www.youtube.com/monatheband#p/a/f/0/_YVY3JYgWHs

MONA’s video for “Trouble On The Way”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKowgChcAL4

MONA U.S. Tour Dates in full:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop

Thursday, January 13, 2011 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Saturday, January 15, 2011 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Thursday, February 10, 2011 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene

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For more information on Mona, please contact: Press Here 212-246-2640 Gina Schulman gina@pressherepublicity.com * Chloe Walsh chloe@pressherepublicity.com

or Mercury Records Lauren Schneider Lauren.schneider@umusic.com

DURAN DURAN Launches Music Video Competition with Genero.tv

When they first broke in the early 1980s, Duran Duran single-handedly transformed the music video from a gimmicky marketing tool into one of the music industry’s most valued assets. With exotic locations, beautiful girls and stunning special effects, Duran Duran took the visual imperatives of the New Romantic movement to another level. From the controversial video for “Girls on Film,” which was so risqué it was banned, to one of the most expensive music clips ever made, for “Wild Boys,” the band have always been at the forefront of the music video revolution.

Now, with their acclaimed 13th studio album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, which hit #1 on the iTunes Album Chart in 15 countries upon its December 21st release exclusively via iTunes, the band continues to push the envelope, partnering with Genero.tv to give filmmakers around the world the chance to make music videos for the entire album.

Launched on December 21, 2010, to coincide with the album’s worldwide iTunes release, and closing on February 8, 2011, this unique contest encourages filmmakers from around the world to compete for a total prize pool of $45,000 ($5,000 for each of the nine songs on ALL YOU NEED IS NOW). Once the entries are in, five finalists will be selected for each song, chosen by Duran Duran and Genero.tv. There will then be one grand-prize winner selected by the band for each track, and a compilation of the successful entrants will be released on DVD around the launch of the physical CD in early March 2011.

Duran Duran, a band with more era-defining songs to their name than most, have, on their extraordinary new album, reconnected with the sounds, textures, melodies and the lyrical evocation that first propelled them to the top of the charts the world over. The result, produced by Grammy Award winner Mark Ronson, already sounds like a classic.

Genero.tv Director and Founder Mick Entwisle explains the competition further: “We consider it an honor and a privilege to be working with such a talented and iconic band. I grew up as part of the ‘MTV generation’, with hours spent in front of the TV watching music videos, and Duran Duran’s are some of the earliest I remember. So to now be working with them is pretty surreal. We’re obviously really delighted and I’m sure film makers will be just as excited to get such an amazing opportunity.”

“The standard of work being submitted to Genero.tv by their global network of directors is quite astonishing,” said Duran Duran keyboardist, Nick Rhodes. “And what is really fantastic about this whole project is that we are given access to talented film makers from around the world, whose work we might not otherwise get to hear about. ALL YOU NEED IS NOW has been a really enjoyable album to make – and we are extremely proud of it. We look forward to seeing how people interpret the songs and hope they have as much fun with this as we have.”

Duran Duran are the latest band to partner with Genero.tv, who also have a competition running at the moment with Royksopp and have previously partnered with David Lynch, Alicia Keys, Moby, Band of Skulls, The Temper Trap, Booka Shade and UNKLE amongst others.

Genero.tv provides a platform where filmmakers can compete to make the official music videos for featured artists and songs. It seeks to revolutionize the way artists connect and engage with their fans by allowing the global creative community to make and upload their own music videos for the world to watch, vote on and spread virally.

KEY DATES:

• Opened: Dec 21, 2010

• Closes: Feb 8, 2011

• Finalists announced: Feb 15, 2011

• Winner announced: Feb 22, 2011

Visit Genero.tv/duranduran for all the competition details.

www.duranduran.com

For Duran Duran inquiries, please contact Press Here 212-246-2640 Gina Schulman / Linda Carbone / Inge Colsen gina@pressherepublicity.com inge@pressherepublicity.com

MS. LAURYN HILL ANNOUNCES A SERIES OF INTIMATE PERFORMANCES

New York, NY – December 22, 2010 - Ms. Lauryn Hill, the legendary GRAMMY Award winning MC, vocalist, producer and songwriter, will be embarking on a series of intimate performances throughout the United States. Ms. Hill, who spent much of 2010 appearing at select international festivals, and an even fewer number of domestic events, will appear with a live band and big sound at some of the country’s most well-respected music venues, giving fans who have been anxiously awaiting her return to the stage something truly special. Well aware that she “may never play venues of this size again”, some of which she “hasn’t played since the Fugee days”, Ms. Hill excitedly embraces the opportunity “to see her loyal supporters up close and personal again.” Ms. Hill will play her classics, reworked yet faithful to the rigor, soulfulness and power of the original music from her iconic and groundbreaking solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which defied genre to define the sound of a new generation, as well as other revered works from her repertoire of extensive hits. Tickets for these performances are on sale now and extremely limited.

Cited as one of the greatest female MCs of all time, Ms. Lauryn Hill’s prolific rhymes and powerful voice catapulted her into the public eye as a member of the Fugees, whose 1996 album The Score was certified six times platinum and took home two GRAMMY Awards for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Best Rap Album. In 1998, Ms. Hill established herself as a creative force as a solo artist with her now classic debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The iconic work earned Ms. Hill a record-setting ten GRAMMY Award nominations, five of which she took home, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year. The album was also nominated in several categories at the NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Album, and Outstanding Song, where she was nominated for both “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “A Rose Is Still A Rose.” The album has appeared on countless “Best Of” lists, including Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” SPIN’s “Top 100 Albums of the Last 20 Years,” Vibe’s “150 Albums That Define the Vibe Era,” and the Associated Press’ “10 Best Albums of the 1990s.” The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has sold 8 million copies worldwide. In 2002, she released MTV Unplugged No 2.0, a live album of her 2001 performance on MTV Unplugged, which was certified platinum four weeks after its release. Ms. Hill has also been recognized for her humanitarian efforts, receiving an Essence Award for her work including the 1996 founding of the Refugee Project.

Ms. Lauryn Hill Winter 2011 Tour Dates:

Mon/Dec-27 New York, NY High Line Ballroom

Tue/Dec-28 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg

Sat/Jan-01 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Mon/Jan-03 New York, NY The Blue Note

Tue/Jan-04 New York, NY The Blue Note

Wed/Jan-05 New York, NY The Blue Note

Sat/Jan-08 Charlotte, NC Amos' Southend

Sun/Jan-09 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

Wed/Jan-12 Charleston, SC The Music Farm

Fri/Jan-14 Atlanta, GA Centerstage

Sun/Jan-16 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

Tue/Jan-18 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

Thu/Jan-20 Chicago, IL House of Blues

Sat/Jan-22 Toronto, ON Sound Academy

Sun/Jan-23 Montreal, QC Metropolis

Sat/Jan-29 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues

Fri/Feb-04 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theatre

For more information, visit www.presshere.com or contact: Press Here Carleen Donovan / Ashley Bryan carleen@pressherepublicity.com / ashley@pressherepublicity.com 212.246.2640

DR. LUKE DOMINATES BILLBOARD’S YEAR-END CHARTS

On the heels of GRAMMY nominations as Producer of the Year and Album of the Year, Dr. Luke is named Producer of the Year & Songwriter of the Year by Billboard, topping their Year-End Charts Pop music's most sought-after producer Dr. Luke has had an incredible year, culminating in his GRAMMY nomination for Producer of the Year, as well as Album of the Year for Katy Perry's Teenage Dream, on which he served as executive producer. Billboard’s just released year-end charts find Dr. Luke’s presence strong among the Artists of the Year, Male and Female Artists of the Year, Publishers of the Year, and Publishing Corporations of the Year, with Dr. Luke awarded the position of both #1 Producer of the Year and #1 Songwriter of the Year.

Billboard’s Artist of the Year, Ke$ha, who was discovered, signed, and executive produced by Dr. Luke, credits him as the most influential person in her life as she skyrocketed to superstardom in 2010, catapulted by the Dr. Luke produced “Tik Tok,” a song that held the #1 position on the charts for nine consecutive weeks (a feat accomplished by only one another female artist in 1978 with Debbie Boone’s “You Light Up My Life”), and holds the record for highest single week sales and airplay. His massive success had the press buzzing, with select profiles in esteemed media outlets such as NPR Morning Edition, Los Angeles Times, Ad Age, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Village Voice. One of the most prolific and celebrated producers of the past decade, Dr. Luke has amassed a staggering 19 #1 hits, 17 ASCAP Awards, among them Songwriter of the Year for 2010, and was named among Billboard's Top 10 Producers of the Decade. See below for a complete list of Dr. Luke’s 19 #1 hits.

Dr. Luke made his start as a session guitarist before his acceptance into the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. In 1996, he was given the opportunity through an acquaintance to audition for Saturday Night Live’s house band. He beat out over 80 other guitarists and landed the lead guitarist gig, where he went on to stay in the band through 2007 and joined the ranks of artists such as Paul Shaffer, Lenny Pickett, Howard Shore, Lou Marini, David Sanborn, Alan Rubin, and Steve Ferrone who all got their start in the SNL band. Over the course of his SNL stint, Dr. Luke transitioned into DJing and producing and in 2004 joined Max Martin in the studio to create chart-topper “Since U Been Gone,” performed by Kelly Clarkson. The track became a worldwide hit, and Dr. Luke has since gone on to become music’s preeminent producer. He built and oversees two publishing companies (Prescription Songs and Kasz Money Publishing), a production company, and his own Kemosabe Entertainment, his record label. Among his family signed to his companies are Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Bonnie McKee, Benny Blanco, Ammo, Kool Kojak and Oligee.

Dr. Luke is already looking towards 2011, with plans to serve as executive producer on Britney Spears’ forthcoming album.

For more information on Dr. Luke, please contact: Press Here Gina Schulman / Carla Senft 212-246-2640 gina@pressherepublicity.com * carla@pressherepublicity.com

Drew Seeley Announces Act 2 Set To Hit January 4!; Stream of “Let It Go” Available Now!

Drew Seeley is everywhere these days, from the Times Square billboard promoting his lead role on TBS’ new comedy Glory Daze to the best entertainment sites and pages of weekly magazines such as Star and OK!. What you may not know is that this incredible actor is not only one of the hottest up and coming young Hollywood stars; he’s also an unbelievable musician and vocalist. Drew’s musical chops have garnered him an Emmy nomination for his writing and singing on a 6x platinum soundtrack (High School Musical), allowed him to perform in sold out 50,000 seat stadiums, and of course, have led him to create his dazzling full length debut, The Resolution.

The Resolution is a magical 13 song set that takes listeners on an explosive and exciting musical journey. Though the full length is set to hit early March via inGrooves there’s no need to panic, you won’t have to wait till the spring to hear it… The album will be released digitally in 3 EP’s leading up to the physical release with Act 1 available now, and Act 2 set to hit January 4th. Stay tuned for more information on Act 3.

Act 2 Tracklist:

1. Goin’ Under

2. Let It Go!

3. Lazy Daze

4. Beautiful

What The Press Is Saying About Drew & The Resolution:

“Drew Seeley is the real deal. We definitely see him becoming the next Justin Timberlake—a funny, ambitious performer who excels at everything he goes after.”-Idolator

"This is invigorating, infectious and incendiary modern pop! Drew Seeley's primed to flip the game upside down..." - Rick Florino, ARTISTdirect.com

“Bold debut” -Young Hollywood

To listen to “Let It Go” point your browser here: http://snd.sc/fJNKgF

To embed “Let It Go”: Let It Go! by Drew Seeley

Drew will head off on a nationwide tour in the New Year when his TBS comedy, Glory Daze goes on hiatus. Stay tuned to www.drewseeley.com for more information on the EP’s, LP and tour plans!

Press Here Publicity: Cara Wodnicki – 212-246-2640 cara@pressherepublicity.com

HOLLERADO TO JOIN GANG OF FOUR ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS FEBRUARY!

After a stellar 2010 where Hollerado released one of the year’s best videos and criss-crossed the U.S. on tour with Free Energy, the Canadian four-piece will kick off what promises to be an even bigger 2011 by supporting English post-punk legends Gang Of Four on their North American tour this February.

Hollerado’s profile rose sharply during the latter half of 2010, with the band unveiling its brilliant “Human 8-Bit” video for the track “Americanarama,” a video that ended up on Top 10 End-Of-Year lists by Spinner, Paste and many others. Check out what all the fuss is about here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whv1tLqKZig

Now, the endlessly lovable foursome from tiny Manotick, Ontario are honored to travel alongside the Leeds legends, whose music is openly credited as having inspired countless bands over the last 30 years including Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand. Gang Of Four has also embraced the diverse and surely memorable upcoming shows, enthusiastically tweeting about the pairing last week.

Stay tuned for more information on Hollerado’s plans at SXSW 2011.

Catch Hollerado with Gang of Four at the following stops:

02/05/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts

02/07/11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

02/08/11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

02/09/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

02/11/11 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

02/12/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

02/14/11 – Spokane Knitting Factory

02/15/11 – Vancouver, BC @ TBA

02/16/11 – Seattle, WA @ The Market

02/17/11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

02/19/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore

02/20/11 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues

02/21/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box

Contact: Press Here Ashley Bryan 212.246.2640 ashley@pressherepublicity.com

Bright Eyes Announce U.S. Tour Dates; Add Second Radio City Music Hall Show!

In tandem with Bright Eyes’ eagerly awaited seventh studio album, The People’s Key (out February 15th on Saddle Creek) comes the band’s first full run of US dates in over three years. Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott with an array of talented musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. The 7-piece band will be kicking off this tour in Miami in March. Due to overwhelming demand an additional Radio City Music Hall show has been added in New York.

Fully realized and bursting with charisma The People’s Key is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowned.

Pre-sales for some shows begin Wednesday, December 14, with public on-sales beginning on Friday, December 17. Visit www.conoroberst.com for more details.

3/2 The Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Miami, FL

3/3 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL

3/4 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA

3/5 Thomas Wolf Auditorium Asheville, NC

3/6 The National Richmond, VA

3/8 Radio City Music Hall *** New York, NY

3/9 Radio City Music Hall *** (SOLD OUT!) New York, NY

3/10 House Of Blues Boston, MA

3/11 State Theatre Portland, ME

3/13 Sound Academy Toronto, ON

3/14 Royal Oak Royal Oak, MI

3/15 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL

3/17 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

*** Superchunk and Wild Flag support both Radio City shows

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bright-Eyes/116382168394176

For more information on Bright Eyes contact Chloë Walsh or Perri Cohen at Press Here: 212 246 2640. Chloe(at)PressHerePublicity.com/ Perri(at)PressHerePublicity.com

David Gray Releases ‘iTunes LIVE from SoHo’ Tuesday, December 14th

David Gray is excited to announce the release his intimate live EP iTunes LIVE from SoHo Tuesday, December 14th. The album will be available exclusively HERE on iTunes starting today.

Recorded live at the Apple store in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, the singer/songwriter performed a select 9 song set from his acclaimed, nearly two decade long catalogue. Gray recently released his ninth studio album, Foundling (Mercer Street/ Downtown Records), which notched a #9 debut on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart; making that the highest chart position of his career. He spent the summer supporting the album, performing a series of co-headlining shows with Ray LaMontagne. He will begin 2011 by hitting the road again for another leg of dates, which will be announced in the new year.

Official Track Listing For ‘iTunes LIVE from Soho’:

1. Draw The Line

2. We Could Fall In Love Again

3. I’m Not Afraid To Die

4. A New Day At Midnight

5. Kathleen

6. When I Was In Your Heart

7. In The Morning

8. Holding On

9. This Year’s Love

Purchase the album here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-live-from-soho/id401051628

David Gray has established himself as one of the UK’s leading music artists both at home and overseas. With a career now spanning over fifteen years and nearly 12 million album sales, David’s commercial success is also backed up by a critical consensus and countless accolades, including a BAFTA nomination (for his soundtrack work on Amma Asante’s 2004 film A Way Of Life), two Ivor Novello awards for songwriting, a Q Award for “Best Single,” two Brit nominations for “Best Male, “a GRAMMY nomination for “Best New Artist.” His 2009 release Draw The Line was met with critical praise and garnered the artist a series of high profile television appearances, as well as two sold out tours of the US.

For more information please visit www.davidgray.com

Contact: Carleen Donovan // carleen@pressherepublicity.com Rachel Gomez // rachel@pressherepublicity.com

Third Man to Release Jack White-produced singles by Sweden’s First Aid Kit and Dungen in January 2011

Rising Swedish folk-pop duo First Aid Kit and renowned psych-rockers Dungen are the latest artists to take part in Third Man Records’ Blue Series of releases. The special series of 7-inch records, produced by Jack White and recorded at his own Third Man Studios in Nashville, has featured releases from Wanda Jackson, Laura Marling and Secret Sisters, amongst others.

Celebrated Swedish rock band Dungen recorded their Blue Series single at the Third Man Studios in September. The 4-piece, led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gustav Ejstes, recorded two brand new tracks for the label: a mesmeric psych-pop odyssey “Oga Nasa Mum” (which translates into English as “Eye Nose Mouth”) and a haunting instrumental titled “Highway Wolf”. Since 2004 Dungen have released a string of critically lauded albums. Their impressive sixth full length Skit i allt (Subliminal Sounds/ Mexican Summer) was released earlier this year.

For their Blue Series release First Aid Kit recorded spine-tingling covers of Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Universal Soldier” (made famous in 1965 by Donovan) and classic blues standard “It Hurts Me Too”, a song much loved by fans of Karen Dalton’s 1969 folk-blues version. First Aid Kit – comprised of 17 and 20-year old sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg - recorded the tracks in October during their US headlining tour with touring drummer Mattias Bergvist, their father Benkt Söderberg, Jack Lawrence (The Greenhornes/ The Raconteurs) and Joshua Hedley adding additional parts on “It Hurts Me Too”. First Aid Kit won international acclaim this year for their stunning debut album The Big Black And The Blue (Wichita Recordings).

Dungen – Released on January 11th 2011

Side A) “Oga Nasa Mum”

Side B) “Highway Wolf”

First Aid Kit – Released on January 18th 2011

Side A) “Universal Soldier”

Side B) “It Hurts Me Too”

The Third Man’s Blue Series is available on iTunes and on 7-inch vinyl by mail order and from the label’s Nashville store at 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203.

www.thirdmanrecords.com

Your Turntable’s Not Dead

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MEN Take Their Debut Talk About Body On Tour Through America and Europe

MEN, featuring Le Tigre’s JD Samson, is set to kick off their nationwide tour Tuesday, February 1st in San Francisco. MEN will be touring in support of their debut album, Talk About Body, which will be released on that day on IAMSOUND Records. These spring dates will include stops across the U.S., as well as select cities in Canada and Europe (full routing below). Keep an eye out on http://www.menmakemusic.com if you would like to see MEN in San Francisco and New York, as they will reveal the secret locations for those record release shows closer to the date.

MEN tour dates:

2/01/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Amoeba (DJ Set)

2/01/11 – San Francisco, CA @ secret location

2/02/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba (in-store)

2/03/11 – Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints In-Store

2/04/11 – New York, NY @ secret location

2/08/11 - London UK @ The Lexington

2/10/11 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Vox Hall

2/11/11 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Trouw

2/12/11 – Utrecht, The Netherlands @ Tivoli

2/14/11 - London UK @ Heaven NME Brat Awards Show w/ Sleigh Bells

2/17/11 – Paris, France @ Nouveau Casino

2/18/11 - St Gallen, Switzerland @ Theatre Palace

2/19/11 - Schaffhausen, Switzerland @ Tap Tab

2/22/11 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique

2/24/11 – Vienna, Austria @ Flex club

3/09/11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

3/10/11 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bears

3/11/11 – Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore

3/12/11 – Toronto, ONT @ Wrong Bar

3/13/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

3/14/11 – Chicago, IL @ Subterenean

3/15/11 – Madison, WI @ Frequency

3/16/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

3/18/11 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive

3/19/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

3/21/11 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile

3/22/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Theater

3/23/11 – Portland, OR @ Rotture

3/25/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

3/26/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

3/27/11 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

3/28/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

3/29/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

3/30/11 – El Paso, TX @ Lips

3/31/11 – Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar

4/01/11 – Dallas, TX @ Loft

4/02/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Republik

4/03/11 – Atlanta, GA @ EARL

4/04/11 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

4/05/11 – Washington, DC @ R and R

4/06/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

4/07/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

For more information please visit: http://www.menmakemusic.com http://www.myspace.com/men http://www.twitter.com/jdsamson http://www.facebook.com/pages/MENMAKEMUSIC http://www.iamsound.com

Broken Social Scene Announces New U.S. Dates For February 2011!

Fresh off a sold-out North American tour in support of their acclaimed album Forgiveness Rock Record, Canadian collective Broken Social Scene will be playing ten special shows throughout the U.S. this February, including a one night only performance in New York City at Terminal 5 on January 18th, 2011. A pre-sale for tickets to these shows begin Wednesday December 15th via GalleryAC.com; public on-sale begins Friday December 17th. Tour dates are listed below.

The band has also released the video for their latest single “Texico Bitches,” premiering TODAY. The video can be seen HERE. Directed by Thibaut Duverneix and produced by Sach Baylin-Stern of Antler Films Inc, the video features what could best be described as “not your mother’s mud wrestling match.” A synth-heavy downtempo remix of the song by up-and-coming UK artist Star Slinger is also available for download today via Broken Social Scene’s website – http://www.brokensocialscene.ca.

Over the course of its decade-long existence, Broken Social Scene has become one of the most vital voices in independent music. Forgiveness Rock Record¸ the band’s first proper album in five years, is one of the finest in their vast and incredible catalogue.

Broken Social Scene Winter 2011 Tour Dates in Full:

1/16/11 London, ON @ The Music Hall

1/29/11 Edmonton, AB @ Freezing Man Festival

1/18/11 New York, NY @ Terminal 5

2/10/11 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre

2/11/11 Tampa, FL @ Ritz

2/12/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Hall

2/13/11 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live

2/15/11 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s

2/17/11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

2/18/11 Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa

2/19/11 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

2/20/11 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom

For more information on Broken Social Scene, please contact:

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Miranda Cosgrove Announces the Dancing Crazy U.S. Winter Tour!

Miranda Cosgrove is set to embark on her Dancing Crazy Tour, a run of U.S. winter dates kicking off at Kansas City, MO's Uptown Theatre on January 24th. Miranda and her band will light up the dark winter nights in cities from coast to coast with the bright pop rock gems from her debut album Sparks Fly (Columbia Records), including the Dr. Luke-produced hit song "Kissin' U." Brand new song "Dancing Crazy," written by Max Martin, will be released December 21st exclusively on iTunes. A yet-to-be-titled EP is due for release in March 2011. Greyson Chance, YouTube sensation and the first artist signed to Ellen DeGeneres' record label, eleveneleven, opens on all dates.

Born and raised in California, Miranda Cosgrove, the gorgeous, raven-haired 17-year-old actress and singer widely known for her longstanding lead role on Nickelodeon’s Emmy-nominated hit show iCarly, released Sparks Fly in April 2010. Proving she is a lady of many impressive talents, the album debuted inside the Billboard Top 10.

On Friday December 17th, Miranda Cosgrove will perform for President Obama during the prestigious annual holiday celebration Christmas in Washington on TNT at 8p.m. EST, along with Andrea Bocelli, Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox, Maxwell, Glee's Matthew Morrison and host Ellen DeGeneres.

In addition to releasing Sparks Fly earlier this year, which resulted in a Teen Choice Award nomination for “Breakout Female Artist” and a riveting NBC Today Show performance on Rockefeller Plaza, Miranda’s film and TV career has been moving full throttle ahead in 2010. She contributed her voice to the animated summer blockbuster film Despicable Me, signed on as a spokeswoman for Neutrogena, made an appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and guest starred on CBS's The Good Wife.

2011 is sure to bring much more from Miranda, so be sure to catch her live during the Dancing Crazy Tour. Watch this space for additional dates!

Miranda Cosgrove tour dates in full:

*Greyson Chance opens on all dates

January 24 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

January 25 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre

January 26 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre

January 28 Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre

January 29 Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre

January 30 Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square Center – State Theatre

February 1 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

February 2 Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

February 4 Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre

February 5 Westbury, CT @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

February 7 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre

February 9 Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore

February 10 Lowell, MA @ Lowell Memorial Auditorium

February 12 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmonth Theatre

February 13 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

February 15 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

February 16 Tampa, FL @ Tampa Theatre

February 17 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

February 19 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre

February 20 Houston, TX @ House of Blues

February 23 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

February 24 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

WANDA JACKSON ANNOUNCES SELECT U.S. DATES!

To celebrate her new album, The Party Ain’t Over, out January 25th via Third Man/Nonesuch Records, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson will play two special New York City and Los Angeles shows around its release. Wanda will be accompanied by the Third Man House Band featuring Jack White, who also produced the album, on guitar. Tickets for the January 21st show at Music Hall ofWilliamsburg in NYC and the January 23rd show at the El Ray Theatre in LA will be available for Third Man Record’s Vault subscribers starting Wednesday, December 15th at 11 am EST, and for the general public on Thursday, December 16th at 11 am EST.

With a remarkable career that began in 1955, Jackson, credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock and roll song - “Let’s Have a Party” in 1958 – was convinced by her friend Elvis Presley to cross over from country to rock and rockabilly music. Now known around the globe as “The Queen Of Rock” and “The First Lady Of Rockabilly,” Wanda has teamed up with Jack White for The Party Ain’t Over, 11 tracks dating in origin from the early 1900’s to 2007. Recorded in White’s studio where he brought together a formidable band, including himself, Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather/Raconteurs), Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs), Ashley Monroe,Jackson Smith and Karen Elson, to name a few, the album is a retro modern collection of music that showcases Wanda, now in her seventh decade and sounding as wickedly charismatic as ever.

Stay tuned for a full tour to be announced in 2011!

Catch Wanda Jackson and the Third Man House Band:

1/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

(http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0000458DB2C980C2)

1/23 Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey Theatre

(http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C00458DB640339C)

For more information on Wanda Jackson, please visit: www.wandajackson.com

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Introducing…MONA

Once and while, there comes along a band that makes people believe that rock n’ roll has the power to create movements. Nashville’s Mona is quickly shaping up to be that band. In only a few months since releasing a single “Listen To Your Love” on their own label 'Zion Noiz Recordings via Rough Trade shops and independent store across the UK this year, critics and fans haven’t stopped raving. Since then, the gang of four has signed with Mercury Records for the US, and has announced select winter tour dates in New York City, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and San Francisco to much anticipation. This means, their descent on the US is very near.

Mona are Sun Studio’s Million Dollar Quartet (Presley, Perkins, Lewis, Cash) rebooted 54 years on. As lead singer Nick Brown puts it, “we’re rock revivalists, in the sense that we like the golden age of the United States – the James Dean, Marilyn Monroe type stuff.” This iconography and idealism, he says, informed the writing of “Listen To Your Love” and the reasons why it became their first single. They have captured the attention of major media outlets including BBC Radio, who named the band in their Sound of 2011 poll, MTV, NME, Clash Magazine and Q, all of which named Mona among the top new bands to watch in 2011. Enthralled with their sound, and their devout southern church upbringing story, music critics and fans are addicted to the explosive and confident cool that Mona brings to the stage and their songs. They even nabbed a prestigious spot on the UK’s Later with Jools Holland last month- a rare task for a band who hasn’t yet released their debut LP. Watch the performance here: http://www.youtube.com/monatheband#p/a/f/2/82esEA-HVIM

Second UK single “Trouble On The Way,” is aggressively melodic, vintage rock n’ roll and will be released in the UK on December 19th. The video can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/monatheband#p/a/u/0/ZKowgChcAL4

Mona makes arm-pumping, vein-throbbing, knee-jittering, raw-throated, sing-a-long rock n’roll. If you haven’t heard the thunderous rock that Mona plays, you shouldn’t wait another day.

While we await their US debut in the Summer of 2011, come grab a spot at one of these early shows and see what all the noise is about. You won’t be disappointed!

Watch MONA: MONA’s video for “Listen To Your Love”: http://www.youtube.com/monatheband#p/a/f/0/_YVY3JYgWHs

MONA’s video for “Trouble On The Way”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKowgChcAL4

Check out MONA performing “Lines In The Sand” & “Teenager” on Later…with Jools Holland: http://www.youtube.com/monatheband#p/a/f/1/ziir6rf0eQk - “Lines in the Sand” http://www.youtube.com/monatheband#p/a/f/2/82esEA-HVIM - “Teenager”

MONA U.S. Tour Dates in full:

January 12, 2011 Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop

January 13, 2011 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

January 15, 2011 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool

February 9, 2011 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

February 10, 2011 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene

youtube.com/monatheband *www.monatheband.com

For more information on Mona, please contact: Press Here 212-246-2640 Gina Schulman gina@pressherepublicity.com * Chloe Walsh chloe@pressherepublicity.com

Young The Giant Announce U.S. Headlining Winter Tour!

One of the most buzzed-about bands of 2010, SoCal rock outfit Young The Giant have announced a U.S. headlining tour that will bring the band to cities across the country during January and February. Kicking off in Cambridge, MA, on January 18th, this run of Winter dates includes stops in Philadelphia, DC, Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle and New York, where they will return for the first time since taking the city by storm during the CMJ Fest in October. The band's self-titled debut album, helmed by producer Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) and live tracked at Sunset Sound Studios in LA, is due for physical release January 25 on Roadrunner Records. The Wall Street Journal called the album "vivid, vibrant rock...a pop masterpiece" and Amazon.com named it the #3 rock album of 2010. The album was released digitally on October 25th.

Rousing lead single "My Body," currently #8 on the Alternative Specialty Chart, has been quickly gaining traction at alt rock radio stations such as KROQ Los Angeles, KROX Austin, KNDD Seattle, KNRK Portland and WFNX Boston as well as Sirius XM Alt Nation. On December 13th, Young The Giant will play the KROX holiday show 101X Austin Christmas Show in Austin, TX, along with Cold War Kids.

Newport Beach, CA’s Young The Giant’s unique brand of sun-soaked rock has received praise from music critics and fans alike, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NME, Billboard, Nylon, MTV.com, AOL Spinner and FilterMagazine.com. Vocalist Sameer Gadhia, a charismatic and commanding front man, leads the band’s high octane live show with arena-sized hooks and rich, honeyed vocals. The band’s diverse ethnic backgrounds - Indian, Persian, British, and French- Canadian among them - translate into an incredibly dynamic songs that offers jazz rhythms, surf pop harmonies, Mediterranean and Caribbean influences, flashes of jolting alt rock and so much more. With Sameer jumping between two mics, and even stomping on a tambourine, danceable rhythms and heart-pounding drum patterns give way to soaring choruses and chiming guitars, making for one of the most memorable live shows you'll see all year. Be sure to catch Young The Giant during these headlining dates!

Young The Giant Tour Dates in Full:

January 18 Cambridge, MA @ Great Scott

January 19 Providence, RI @ The Met

January 20 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

January 23 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar

January 24 Washington, DC @ Red Palace

January 26 Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge House of Blues

January 27 Columbus, OH @ The Basement

January 28 Chicago, IL @ Schubas

January 29 Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter

January 30 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room

February 13 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

February 16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

February 17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

February 19 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

February 20 Seattle, WA @ The High Dive

Young The Giant's Billboard Tastemakers Session: http://www.billboard.com/features/young-the-giant-tastemakers-live-1004125419.story?tag=hpflash5

Consequence of Sound "Strings" video premiere: http://consequenceofsound.net/2010/10/12/watch-young-the-giant-strings-cos-premiere/

"I Got" video at Salt Flats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji7B_54Cp_A

Album available now on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/young-the-giant/id394992805

Free MP3 “My Body”: http://mybody.youngthegiant.com/

http://www.youngthegiant.com * http://www.twitter.com/YoungTheGiant * http://www.facebook.com/youngthegiant * http://www.myspace.com/youngthegiant

For more information on Young The Giant, contact: Press Here Tel: 212.246.2640 Gina Schulman * gina@pressherepublicity.com ** Carla Senft * carla@pressherepublicity.com

Duran Duran Set to Release SINGLE All You Need is Now- DECEMBER 8th

Duran Duran have announced the worldwide rush release of lead single “All You Need Is Now” for December 8th exclusively via the iTunes Store. The band will make the song available one week earlier than expected due to the increasing demand among their devoted fanbase. The 9-track digital album All You Need Is Now, produced by the Grammy Award-winning Mark Ronson, is due out December 21st exclusively via the iTunes Store. An expanded physical LP with additional original, new tracks will be released in February 2011 in various format deluxe packages.

On Friday December 10th, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes will pay a visit to Mark Ronson’s radio show Authentic Sh*t on East Village Radio to exclusively unveil part of a new album track. Be sure to tune into East Village Radio on Friday from 8pm – 10pm EST here: www.eastvillageradio.com.

The vibrant video for the title track “All You Need Is Now,” also set for release on iTunes on December 21st, was shot in and around London and was helmed by celebrated director Nick Egan, whose previous work includes Duran Duran’s “White Lines” and “Ordinary World” videos, as well as videos for Alanis Morissette, Sonic Youth, INXS, Oasis and more. Additional footage was provided by Gavin Elder, longtime documentary filmmaker for the band, amongst others.

All You Need Is Now, Duran Duran’s 13th studio album, features a newly announced collaboration with R&B/neo-soul superstar Kelis on “The Man who Stole a Leopard,” just one of the album’s many stand-out tracks. Trading call and response vocals with Simon Le Bon, Kelis’ shimmering vocal contribution puts the golden touch on the track’s already irresistible electro-driven groove.

Having sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, the four original members of Duran Duran - John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon - will release All You Need Is Now as a 9-track digital LP December 21st exclusively via iTunes with an expanded physical album with various format deluxe packages in February 2011. Produced by the Grammy Award-winning Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen) and mixed by Spike Stent (Madonna, Björk, No Doubt), the record is a return-to-roots homage to Duran Duran’s most celebrated musical panache. Ronson has boldly stated that it is the “imaginary follow up to Rio that never was.”

All You Need Is Now Digital LP tracklisting in full:

1. All You Need Is Now

2. Blame The Machines

3. Being Followed

4. Leave a Light on

5. Safe (in the heat of the moment) (feat. Ana Matronic)

6. Girl Panic !

7. The Man who Stole a Leopard (feat. Kelis)

8. Runway Runaway

9. Before the Rain

For more on Duran Duran, please contact Press Here: 212.246.2640 Linda Carbone / Gina Schulman/ Inge Colsen Linda@pressherepublicity.com / Gina@pressherepublicity.com/ inge@pressherepublicity.com

Maroon 5: Hands All Over Certified Gold by the RIAA!

Maroon 5 is excited to announce their third studio album Hands All Over has been certified gold by the RIAA. In addition, they’ve been nominated for a 2011 GRAMMY Award in the category of “Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals” for “Misery,” the first single off their third studio album Hands All Over. This marks the 7th GRAMMY nomination for the 3-time GRAMMY Award winners and 4th in that category. Maroon 5 released the Robert John “Mutt” Lange produced album earlier this fall, which notched a #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album has been met by critical praise with Rolling Stone saying it’s their “brightest sounding and poppiest album yet” and People magazine calling the band’s body of work “a consistently rewarding collection.”

In support of the success of Hands All Over, the band will kick off their world tour in Europe starting mid-February and will make their way across the continent before heading to Australia for a series of arena shows in May (for full routing please visit www.maroon5.com). Joining Maroon 5 for their European run will be recording artist Sara Bareilles. Sharing the stage with the band during their Australian dates will be Bareilles, Cobra Starship and Ry Cuming.

Before heading overseas, the band will be busy back home in the states with an exciting series of Fall TV appearances, including Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (December 10th), the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, which will be held on the Ellipse at President’s Park in Washington, D.C. and airing on PBS (check local listings), as well as the 12th annual A Home For The Holidays special to be broadcast on Wednesday, Dec. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. In addition, the band will wrap the holiday season with a special performance at the House of Blues on New Year’s Eve in Atlantic City, NJ.

Capturing their first of 3 GRAMMY Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and going on to sell more than fifteen million albums worldwide, Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album Songs About Jane. They followed up with the double platinum album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long, that included hits like “Makes Me Wonder” and “If I Never See your Face Again.” The band’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries around the world. www.maroon5.com

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CONTACT: Press Here Publicity Carleen Donovan 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com Tour Press Inquiries: Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com

NOISE POP ANNOUNCES FIRST CONFIRMATIONS OF 2011 LINEUP

…One of the best ways to see punk legends, indie darlings and the best local upstarts in one extended weekend. It’s meant to be a nonstop party… You can taste each and every intelligently booked showcase. - Rolling Stone

“While New York’s CMJ and Austin’s South by Southwest have become a who’s who for the music industry elite San Francisco promises something for the rest of us.” – Nylon

“Since it’s inception in 1993, San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival has grown into one of the most respected indie rock extravaganza’s in the country” - Pitchfork

San Francisco, CA – December 6th, 2010 – Seminal independent music festival Noise Pop is proud to announce the festival dates, as well as the first confirmed performers, for their 2011 events. The nineteenth annual Noise Pop Festival, which will take place throughout San Francisco from February 22nd to February 27th, 2011, will play host to the likes of established indie rock mainstays, such as Yo La Tengo, Ted Leo, and Versus, as well as up-and-coming favorites, such as Best Coast, Dan Deacon, Telekenisis, and more. A list of all confirmed performers thus far can be found below. More confirmations will be announced shortly.

BEST COAST

DAN DEACON ENSEMBLE

DANIEL MARTIN MOORE

HOW TO DRESS WELL

MAX BEMIS (SAY ANYTHING)

TED LEO (SOLO)

TELEKENISIS

THE CONCRETES

THE STONE FOXES

WAVVES

YO LA TENGO

VERSUS

VOXHAUL BROADCAST

Noise Pop Festival badges, which provide entry to all Noise Pop Festival events, will be available to purchase for $160 on December 9th at 10 am PST / 1 pm EST on Noisepop.com. Early Bird Badges are now onsale for $125 at noisepop.com, and include a free festival t-shirt with purchase.

Since it began in 1993, Noise Pop Festival has become a north star for the music industry, bringing emerging and promising talent to the forefront of their lineup. Numerous acclaimed artists have graced their stages, from The White Stripes and Yoko Ono, to Death Cab for Cutie and Bright Eyes, and many more. This six-day festival takes place across numerous event spaces in the SF area, catering to upwards of 20,000 fans. The festival has expanded in recent years to also include art gallery shows, as well as a music-centric film festival, premiering documentaries about The Flaming Lips, Lou Barlow, and The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle, in addition to feature-length films.

Special to the festival is the Noise Pop Culture Club (NPCC); taking place on the last two days of the festival at Public Works, the NPCC has something for every type of arts enthusiast, almost acting as a mini-festival within the festival at large. With a show, art exhibitions, film programs, and the Pop ‘N Shop street fair with local designers and food, as well as workshops taking place from noon until 6:00PM, you can satisfy every facet your artistic and creative pallet here.

Noise Pop also has a residence this year with the Noise Pop-Up Shop, the homebase for the fest for the month of February. Taking over FIFTY24SF, and partnering with Upper Playground, this limited-time-only store will serve as a multipurpose venue for the fest; merchandise store, art gallery and information center by day, and a performance space by night.

For more information about upcoming performers confirmed for Noise Pop, or to attend the festival, please contact: Jen Appel // Jamie Sherman – 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com // jamie@pressherepublicity.com

Tricky Kicks Off North American Tour Thursday 12/9 in NYC!

Acclaimed musician and producer Tricky is set to kick off his nationwide tour Thursday, December 9th in New York City. Tricky will be touring in support of his ninth studio album, Mixed Race, which was released earlier this fall on Domino Records. These winter dates will include stops across the US as well as select cities in Canada (Full routing below).

Recorded in Paris, Mixed Race is his most passionate album to date. Musically his production work takes influences from UK, Jamaican, US, North African and French music. The album was produced by the artist himself and features as always an array of talented singers and collaborators. Mixed Race introduces Franky Riley, as well as guest appearances from Jamaican singer Terry Lynn, Primal Scream front man Bobby Gillespie, lutist/vocalist Hakim Hamadouche, London-based vocalist Blackman and Tricky’s brother Marlon Thaws, who is the thirteenth of his fourteen siblings.

Official Tour Dates are as follows:

December 9th New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge

December 10th Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl

December 11th Montreal, QC Club Soda

December 12th Toronto, ON Mod Club

December 13th Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

December 14th Minneapolis, MN Varsity

December 17th Seattle, WA Neumo's

December 18th Vancouver, BC Venue

December 19th Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

December 21st San Francisco, CA Independent

December 22nd Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour

For more information, please visit www.trickysite.com.

CONTACT: Press Here Publicity 212-246-2640 Carleen Donovan carleen@pressherepublicity.com Tour Inquiries: Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com

Matisyahu: Live at Stubb’s Vol. II Set For Release on February 1, 2011

Grammy-nominated artist Matisyahu, whose transcendent live shows are widely celebrated for moving masses around the globe, has once again captured the magic that he creates on stage with his new live album and DVD. Live at Stubb’s Vol. II, set for release on February 1, 2011, is the second installment in his signature Live at Stubb’s series.

Live at Stubb’s Vol. II will be available for sale in stores and online in three formats: CD, DVD with documentary footage and a Deluxe Edition, available for pre-order today, December 1st, via http://matisyahuworld.com/stubbsstore. Additionally, an exclusive trailer can be viewed now on this site offering a sneak peak at the incredible documentary and live footage from the DVD. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7hHNcD07a0

The Deluxe Edition will include the CD/DVD and a 40-page booklet filled with exclusive photos that chronicle the recording of Live at Stubb's Vol. II and other amazing performances from the past three years. The Deluxe Edition will also feature an exclusive letter from Matisyahu that shares his reflections on his career and his return to Stubb’s, as well as never-before-seen notes and song lyrics.

When Matisyahu’s groundbreaking original live album, Live at Stubb’s, was released in 2005, it launched him onto Top 40 radio with his now most-recognizable anthem “King Without A Crown.” He had made an indelible mark on the musical consciousness of the U.S., but this proved to be only the beginning. Live at Stubb’s reached #1 on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart and has sold nearly 700,000 copies to date. Matisyahu has gone on to sell a total of 2 million albums to date worldwide.

Now with three critically acclaimed studio albums to his name, Matisyahu decided to return to where it all began. On a hot August night in Austin, TX, this past summer, Matisyahu took the stage at the famed music venue Stubb’s with his band, Brooklyn’s The Dub Trio, for an unforgettable live music experience. Showcasing his impressive artistic evolution, Matisyahu unveiled brand new song “Open The Gates” and performed songs that span his lauded catalogue, including selections from 2004's Shake Off The Dust...Arise, 2005's Live at Stubb's, 2006's Youth and 2009's Light, which debuted inside the Billboard Top 20. Inviting the intimate crowd to join him in documenting the extraordinary energy in the room that evening, he and his audience created the musical time capsule that is now Live at Stubb’s Vol. II.

These songs are infused with a vibrancy that can only be created during a Matisyahu performance, beautifully displaying the one-of-a –kind voice and distinctive sound that has brought him to the forefront of today’s music landscape. With a re-discovered love for roots reggae and improvisation at the core of his live show, Matisyahu brilliantly re-vamped the vocal and instrumental arrangements, elevating each song to new heights. From album opener “Kodesh” to tracks such as “Mist Rising,” “Youth”, “Darkness Into Light” and “One Day”, Live at Stubb’s Vol. II is a raw and inspiring musical journey that is sure to become a treasured part of Matisyahu’s acclaimed catalogue.

With prolific lyrics, anthemic choruses and his signature fusion of reggae, pop-rock, hip-hop, ska-inflected new wave and acoustic folk, Matisyahu has broken boundaries through his music and has unified millions of fans with his music and message of peace, hope and understanding. Since recording Live at Stubb’s on February 19, 2005, Matisyahu has gone on to become one of the most beloved and pioneering artists in music today with Stubb’s holding a special meaning for him and his fans.

For more info on Matisyahu, please contact: Press Here 212-246-2640 Gina Schulman / gina@pressherepublicity.com * Carla Senft / carla@pressherepublicity.com

David Gray Releases ‘Live from the Artists Den’ Limited Edition DVD

David Gray is proud to announce the release of his limited edition DVD Live from the Artists Den. The DVD will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble starting today, November 30th. Filmed in high-definition, the singer/songwriter recorded this once-in-a-lifetime performance at the Broad Street Ballroom in New York City playing songs from his album, Draw the Line as well as classic hits like “Please Forgive Me,” “Sail Away,” and “Babylon." This DVD includes 14 songs – including 4 songs not shown in the TV broadcast, a full 20-minute interview with music journalist Alan Light, a 34-page hardbound book package and a collectible print of a handwritten card from David Gray.

Gray recently released his ninth studio album, Foundling (Mercer Street/ Downtown Records) which notched a #9 debut on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, marking the highest chart position of his career. Recorded in London and produced by himself, Foundling picks up where Draw the Line leaves off, creating a new chapter of lush, soulful songs that finds Gray returning to his folk music roots. The first single, “A Moment Changes Everything” is an upbeat driving force while songs such as the album opener “Only The Wine” and the bluesy title track “Foundling” show David Gray’s understated artistry and hauntingly beautiful vocals that have garnered him fans across the globe. People Magazine called the release “An evocative, folk-inflected album in which you can lose yourself in,” while USA Today said “ ‘A Moment Changes Everything’ is his most infectious single since 2000's ‘Babylon.’”

David Gray has established himself as one of the UK’s leading music artists both at home and overseas. With a career now spanning over fifteen years and nearly 12 million album sales, David’s commercial success is also backed up by a critical consensus and countless accolades, including a BAFTA nomination (for his soundtrack work on Amma Asante’s 2004 film A Way Of Life), two Ivor Novello awards for songwriting, a Q Award for “Best Single,” two Brit nominations for “Best Male, “a GRAMMY nomination for “Best New Artist.” His 2009 release Draw The Line was met with critical praise and garnered the artist a series of high profile television appearances, as well as two sold out tours of the US.

For more information please visit www.davidgray.com

Contact: Carleen Donovan // carleen@pressherepublicity.com Rachel Gomez // rachel@pressherepublicity.com

Matisyahu Premieres New Video for Chanukah Song “Miracle” Today on MatisyahuWorld.com

Matisyahu has premiered his new video for “Miracle,” today on his web site www.matisyahuworld.com. A former hockey player, Matisyahu takes Chanukah to the ice in this playful and spirited video, featuring his tongue-in-cheek humor and ever-present message of optimism and unity.

Anyone wishing to embed the video can get the code here:

An uplifting pop gem arriving just in time for the holiday, “Miracle” was produced by Dr. Luke protégé Kool Kojak (Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Ke$ha) and is drenched in a joyful spirit with chiming synths, bouncing beats and an irresistible chorus. "Miracle" is available now on iTunes - http://bit.ly/MatisyahuMiracle.

www.matisyahuworld.com / www.myspace.com/matisyahu

For more information on Matisyahu, please contact: Press Here 212-246-2640 Gina Schulman / Carla Senft gina@pressherepublicity.com carla@pressherepublicity.com

Bright Eyes Announce New Album Details; Radio City Music Hall & Royal Albert Hall Shows

Bright Eyes will release The People’s Key on February 15th 2011 on Saddle Creek. The People’s Key – the band’s seventh studio album - is the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2007’s acclaimed Cassadaga. In support of the album Bright Eyes can announce two very special shows next year: Radio City Music Hall in New York City on March 9th and London’s famed Royal Albert Hall on June 23rd.

Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. Fully realized and bursting with charisma, The People’s Key is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowned. Recorded in Omaha, Nebraska, at the band’s own ARC Studios, The People’s Key was produced by Mike Mogis and engineered by Mogis and Andy LeMaster.

Live shows & on sale info:

March 9th New York, NY Radio City Music Hall*

June 23rd London, UK Royal Albert Hall#

*Pre-Sale Begins: December 1 at 12PM EST. Public On-Sale: December 4 at 10AM EST

# Pre-Sale Begins: December 1 at 12PM EST. Public On-Sale: Saturday, December 4 at 9AM

Full track list for The People’s Key:

1 Firewall

2 Shell Games

3 Jejune Stars

4 Approximate Sunlight

5 Haile Selassie

6 A Machine Spiritual (In The People’s Key)

7 Triple Spiral

8 Beginner’s Mind

9 Ladder Song

10 One For You, One For Me

Additional Bright Eyes players on The People’s Key: Andy LeMaster, (Now It’s Overhead), Matt Maginn (Cursive), Carla Azar (Autolux), Clark Baechle (The Faint), Shane Aspegren (The Berg Sans Nipple), Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds) and Denny Brewer (Refried Ice Cream).

Conoroberst.com

twitter.com/brighteyesband

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bright-Eyes/116382168394176

For more information on Bright Eyes contact Chloë Walsh or Perri Cohen at Press Here: 212 246 2640. Chloe(at)PressHerePublicity.com/ Perri(at)PressHerePublicity.com

THE KILLERS ANNOUNCE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SINGLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH (RED)™

For the fifth year in a row, The Killers will be releasing their annual Christmas single, “Boots,” via (RED), today. This is the band’s fifth Christmas single to benefit (RED) and their only recorded music released in 2010. All the proceeds from the song’s sales go directly the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. The song will be available digitally at iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital providers. It will also be available physically on December 7th, exclusively as Newbury Comics.

A video for the song, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), will launch on World AIDS Day – December 1st – exclusively at Starbucks.com/Share. Starbucks will contribute five cents to the Global Fund for every view the video receives.

“Our Christmas single with (RED) is one of our traditions as a band. We didn’t want to let it fall by the wayside just because we’re on hiatus; this cause is too important,” said Killers’ front man Brandon Flowers. “(RED) is an organization that we’re proud to help support, and we’re thrilled that Starbucks will be hosting our video for charity this year as well.”

About (RED)™and (PRODUCT) RED™

(RED)’s primary objective is to engage the private sector in raising awareness and funds for the Global Fund, to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Companies whose products take on the (PRODUCT) RED mark contribute a significant percentage of the sales or portion of the profits from that product to the Global Fund to help finance HIV/AIDS programs in Africa, including interventions targeting women and children. Current partners are: American Express (U.K. only), Apple, Bugaboo, Converse, Gap, Emporio Armani, FLOWE(RED) (U.K. only), Hallmark (U.S. only), Dell, Nike, Penguin Classics and Starbucks. Since its launch in the Spring of 2006, over $150 million has been generated by (RED) partners and events for the Global Fund. (RED) money is at work in Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia and supports programs that have reached more than 5 million people. For more information, visit www.joinred.com.

About The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria The Global Fund is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents a new approach to international health financing. The Global Fund works in close collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral organizations to supplement existing efforts dealing with the three diseases. Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has become the dominant financier of programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with approved funding of US$ 19.3 billion in 144 countries. To date, programs supported by the Global Fund have averted more than 5.7 million deaths through providing AIDS treatment for 2.8 million people, TB treatment for 7 million people, and by the distribution of 122 million insecticide-treated bed nets for the prevention of malaria worldwide. The Global Fund provides nearly a quarter of all international financing for AIDS globally, as well as three-fifths for TB and malaria. (RED)™ is the Global Fund’s largest private sector contributor. For more information visit http://www.theglobalfund.org.

http://www.thekillersmusic.com

For more on The Killers, please contact: Press Here Publicity: Linda Carbone / Jen Appel – 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com

Introducing..... Anna Calvi

Domino Records will release the self-titled debut album from young Londoner Anna Calvi, on March 1st 2011. Co-produced by Rob Ellis and recorded in London and France, Anna Calvi’s debut is an astonishingly confident record; the unique strengths of her songwriting, singing and guitar playing all jumping out of the speaker together.

The ghosts of Nina Simone and Maria Callas lurk in the corners of Calvi’s muse, as does the classical romanticism of Ravel and Debussy, a set of disparate influences informing Calvi’s thoroughly modern music. The album is transportive; from the opening shimmers of a menacing charro-esque guitar to the buoyant final minutes, the record twists and turns with tales of lust, love and devils. Cinematic, haunting and entirely distinctive Anna Calvi is a striking debut from a formidable new talent.

Live, Anna Calvi has adopted an intimate backing band consisting of Mally Harpaz on guitar, harmonium and percussion, and Daniel Maiden-Wood on drums, a trio which is capable of producing incendiary performances of high drama. Having recently completed a tour of Europe opening for Grinderman (at the personal request of Nick Cave, surely a kindred spirit) Anna was then asked by Interpol to open for them at their run of Brixton Academy shows in December. With her North American debut set for March US audiences will have to wait a while to catch one of her deeply captivating performances.

1 – Rider To The Sea

2 – No More Words

3 – Desire

4 – Suzanne and I

5 – First We Kiss

6 – The Devil

7 – Blackout

8 – I’ll Be Your Man

9 – Morning Light

10 – Love Won’t Be Leaving

Click here for video footage of Anna Calvi performing the album closer, “Love Won’t Be Leaving”: http://youtu.be/SxDmCTV0YrY

READ ANNA CALVI’S NME “RADAR” PIECE: http://tinyurl.com/2awujuo

For more information contact Chloë Walsh or Perri Cohen at Press Here: 212 246 2640. Chloe(at)PressHerePublicity.com/ Perri(at)PressHerePublicity.com

MNDR Announces December Dates & Winter 2011 Tour with Chromeo

Before everyone disperses for the holiday season, MNDR will be playing four select shows on the east and west coast, beginning on December 9, bringing some much needed noise to your lonely wintery nights. Right now, they are offering fans a free download of their own Cold mix of electro-pop gem “Caligula” via www.mndrmndr.com.

Since we announced the arrival of MNDR’s debut EP in the Spring, entitled E.P.E, both sides of the Atlantic have been ablaze with the beats, the moves, and the music of the New York two-piece. In addition to their music infiltrating the Web over 2010, they received instant praise from both the music community and beyond, from culture and tastemaker outlets such as The Fader, The New York Times, Pitchfork, Paper and Interview. MNDR has headlined shows in the US and the UK, opened for Miike Snow and Massive Attack in the US, and performed around the globe with Mark Ronson and The Business INTL whom MNDR collaborated with on ice cool summer hit “Bang Bang Bang.”

Along with touring, MNDR, a.k.a Amanda Warner, has been nearing the completion of the first full length album in NYC with producer and co-writer Peter Wade, to be readied for release in Spring/Summer 2011. To pass the time, MNDR will be releasing digital singles, 7 inches, and music videos along the way and will also be embarking on a month long jaunt across the US with Montreal’s Chromeo on January 19th, 2011.

Amanda Warner’s incredible melodic sense and underground noise and art influences coupled with Peter Wade’ interest in combining non-traditional sounds with polished songcraft prove to be a perfect marriage of minds. Live, Amanda commands the stage, bending back and forth between her keyboard rig and microphone as she belts out their deceptively simple and undeniably addictive hits. Her fearless individuality and larger than life personality puts the live show is in a class all its own. Add their original audio reactive visuals into the mix (commissioned by MNDR from visual artist Jamie Carreiro), and you’ve got one electrifying show.

www.mndrmndr.com ** www.myspace.com/mndr

December US Dates in Full:

12/9/10 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene

12/10/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo

12/17/10 New York, NY @ Santos Party House

12/18/10 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

Chromeo/MNDR 2011 Tour Dates:

1/20/11 Montreal, QC @ Imperial de Quebec

1/21/11 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

1/ 22/11 Toronto, ON @ Opera House

2/3/11 Boston, MA @ House of Blues

2/ 5/11 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

2/ 10/11 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

2/ 12/11 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

2/ 17/11 Reno, NV @ @Knitting Factory

2/18/11 Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater

2/19/11 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater

For more information on MNDR, please contact Press Here: Gina Schulman//Carla Senft//Press Here gina@pressherepublicity.com//carla@pressherepublicity.com 212.246.2640

Mr. Little Jeans releases double A-side single: Rescue Song / Valentine (November 29th, Neon Gold Records)

Don’t let the stage name confuse you: Mr. Little Jeans is actually a Ms., and she doesn’t wear denim all that often. Instead the budding pop star, born Monica Birkenes, took her pseudonym from a character in the movie Rushmore. “You know the Indian guy?” she asks. “The one who does all the Wes Anderson movies? It’s him—that’s his name in the film. He makes me smile every time.”

Mr. Little Jeans releases her hotly-anticipated sophomore single “Rescue Song” on the indie label Neon Gold on November 29th. A significant departure from the roaring guitars of debut track "Angel", "Rescue Song" is her most intimate track yet, all soft tones and wintry comforts as the Norwegian/American chanteuse, who currently lives in London, draws the listener to safety with her gentle, honey-throated vocals. The B-side of the new single is "Valentine", and compliments “Rescue Song” brilliantly, coming together in perfect harmony as the quintessential double A-side single.

Earlier this year she’s charmed us with an cappella Beyoncé cover (“Single Ladies”); and the piercing, recriminatory lyrics of “Faking Gold,” where she sings, “Like a song on the radio / on repeat and predictable / come clean / a senior still 17 / can you walk on water?” If that sounds like catharsis, it’s meant to. She’s a fan of big pop hooks, and has a knack for nailing emotions that will resonate with audiences.

Mr. Little Jeans songs have been remixed several times, including by the indie power pop troupe Passion Pit, Remix Artist Collective (RAC), New Zealand's the Naked & Famous, and fellow Scandinavians Pacific. In case "Rescue Song” sounds familiar to you, you might have heard it before as it provided the soundtrack for Hewlett Packard’s “Create Amazing” ad last year.

Yet another reason why Mr. Little Jeans should be all over your radar as one of the most hotly-tipped artists for 2011.

Praise for Mr. Little Jeans:

“…her dancey, power pop anthems. We can’t get her catchy melodies out of our heads- and trust us, that’s a good thing.” Nylon Magazine

“Birkenes, at five foot nothing, is the new Kylie, or an über-Kylie because she writes her own material.” The Guardian

“honeysuckle pop tunes...Breathy and blithe, it parts the clouds with ease.” RCRD LBL

Mr. Little Jeans – Rescue Song – RAC Remix http://www.mediafire.com/?pyy3uknnwby1e4n

Mr. Little Jeans - “Angel – RAC Remix” http://www.mediafire.com/?cnutz4frb9n5nz4

MP3: Mr. Little Jeans - “Faking Gold” http://www.mediafire.com/?niydupmqgd7z05r

Mr. Little Jeans – “Rescue Me” in “Create Amazing” HP ad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsaZYxxRf7o

http://www.myspace.com/mrlittlejeans100

http://twitter.com/mymrlittlejeans

For more on Mr. Little Jeans, contact Inge Colsen at Press Here Publicity: inge@pressherepublicity.com 212-246-2640

Cage The Elephant Release First Single “Shake Me Down” on iTunes Today!

Cage The Elephant have released “Shake Me Down” today, November 22nd, on iTunes, the first single from their sophomore album Thank You, Happy Birthday (Jive Records), due for release on 1/11/11. The song is currently streaming on the band’s web site www.cagetheelephant.com , where you can also see the unofficial video for the new song, featuring incredible raw live footage from their extensive year of touring. “Shake Me Down” is available for purchase on iTunes here http://itunes.apple.com/album/shake-me-down-single/id403388078?v0=9988&ign-mpt=uo%3D1 and the video is also up on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFo28_VbQf4.

Causing an immediate frenzy among Cage The Elephant’s fanbase within just hours of its first spins at radio, “Shake Me Down” features an arresting drum pattern, ricocheting guitar riffs and Matt Shultz’s fierce, uninhibited vocals. A garage-rock jam with a punk edge, the song is a winning combination of the band’s signature hit songwriting and freewheeling rock spirit that has made them an undeniable force in today’s music scene.

With a new album that brings an expanded sound for the band and bursts through your speakers with ferocity, there’s no doubt that Cage The Elephant will remind us all why they are one of the most loved bands in rock music today. Thank You, Happy Birthday, produced by Jay Joyce and recorded at Tragedy/Tragedy Studios in Nashville, TN, is the band’s follow up to their critically acclaimed 2009 self-titled debut, which has sold nearly 400,000 copies to date, spawned 3 Top 5 singles at Alternative Radio and remained on the Billboard 200 Chart for 73 consecutive weeks.

Prior to the LP’s release, fans can get an early taste of the album when Cage The Elephant releases a 7” vinyl of “Shake Me Down”/”Aberdeen” available exclusively during Record Store Day’s “Black Friday” event on November 26.

FilterMagazine.com recently premiered album track “2024,” which received an astounding number of plays within hours of appearing on the site. It is currently available as a free download at www.cagetheelephant.com.

www.myspace.com/cagetheelephant / www.cagetheelephant.com

For more information on Cage the Elephant, please contact: PRESS HERE Gina Schulman // Jen Appel//Carla Senft 212-246-2640 gina@pressherepublicity.com ** carla@pressherepublicity.com

The Citizens Band Presents The Past is a Foreign Country

The Citizens Band, the internationally acclaimed political theater troupe, return for their ninth original show, “The Past is a Foreign Country,” on December 18th at New York City’s Highline Ballroom. The production, presented by Press Here and the Culture Project will be staged for one night only and promotes the new Blue Key campaign, tackling the topic of refugees and displaced people. The Blue Key campaign, organized by USA for UNHCR draws attention to the work of the UN Refugee Agency and the global refugee crisis. This show marks the first time The Citizens Band and USA for UNHCR have worked together. “The Past is a Foreign Country” will begin promptly at 8pm.

Tickets are available now, for the price of $35.00 - http://tinyurl.com/2a5rg7q

Equal parts show-stopping performers, political activists, eclectic tastemakers and headstrong personalities, The Citizens Band has been one of the most lauded and prominent staples of New York City nightlife for the past few years – a potent combination of the city’s urban smarts, diverse style and forward-thinking attitude. Performers for “The Past is a Foreign Country” include Chelsea Bacon, Mr. Blue, Ian Buchanan, Michael Cavadias, Adam Crystal, Jorjee Douglass, Karen Elson, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Rachelle Garniez, Mike Jackson, Dave Lebleu, Mark McAdam, Angela McCluskey, Amy Miles, Jon Natchez, Jeff Palmiotti, Rain Phoenix, Kelly Pratt, Matt Ray, Ronin and Leah Siegel with direction by Calla Videt.

Spurred into creative action by the outcome of the 2004 Presidential election The Citizens Band's primary goal is to entertain, but always with a sharp jab of the elbow to remind the audience of the state of the world. Infusing politics with humor, The Citizens Band take their cues from the great European tradition of musical theater. Hailing from a fantastic Neverland set somewhere between 1918 and 1943, they're an artistic collective with a revolving line-up and boundless creativity.

“The Past is a Foreign Country” is the troupe’s ninth original show since 2004, with each one incorporating original songs, music, dance and gorgeous aerial ballet among a host of other spectacular and entertaining feats that keep the audience enraptured. All of the troupe’s productions have been met with widespread acclaim, most recently in the form of “The Debt Rattle” in 2009, which took a satiric look at the economic climate, and “The Panic is On” in 2008, which examined war, immigration, xenophobia and more.

For more information on The Citizens Band and to watch clips from previous shows: www.thecitizensband.net

To preview the show or for publicity shots of the troupe: Chloe or Jen at Press Here Publicity- 212 246 2640. jen@pressherepublicity.com/ chloe@pressherepublicity.com

FLYLEAF ANNOUNCE NEW RELEASE REMEMBER TO LIVE!

On December 7th, 2010 platinum-selling rock quintet Flyleaf will release Remember to Live (A&M/Octone), a seven-song album featuring new recordings of fan-requested tracks from the Flyleaf catalogue.

Recorded with Mark Lewis (Chimaira, Trivium, Adrift) while on the road during their Unite & Fight tour, Remember to Live is a rare collection of tracks that fans have been demanding for years. The record includes a new version of fan favorite “Justice & Mercy” from the 2006 EP Music as a Weapon as well as a remix of “Arise” by Ben Moody of Evanescence. Lead by powerful front woman Lacey, Flyleaf’s coast to coast Unite & Fight tour was a force to be reckoned with, racking up rave reviews including ARTISTdirect’s Rick Florino who proclaimed “Flyleaf genuinely possess the power to save hard rock.”

All artwork for the album was designed by Flyleaf bassist Pat Seals. Check out the band’s newly re-launched website for more artwork from Pat Seals inspired by the concept around the band’s most recent full-length album, Memento Mori.

Get a sample of Remember to Live on Flyleaf’s Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/flyleafmusic#!/flyleafmusic?v=wall

Memento Mori, released late last year via A&M/Octone, debuted at #8 on the Billboard chart and reached #1 on the Alternative Album and Hard Rock Album charts. Their self-titled debut, released in 2005, has gone platinum. The band recently wrapped their Unite & Fight tour, which aimed to raise awareness for the fight against human trafficking.

Remember to Live track listing:

1. Justice & Mercy (Violent Love Mix)

2. Okay

3. Amy Says

4. Dear My Closest Friend

5. Light In Your Eyes

6. Believe In Dreams

7. Arise (Ben Moody Mix)

www.flyleafmusic.com

Contact: PRESS HERE Ashley Bryan 212. 246.2640 ashley@pressherepublicity.com

White Lies Premiere “Bigger Than Us” Out Today!

White Lies’ massive “Bigger Than Us” is out now digitally on iTunes! “Bigger Than Us” is the first single from the bands highly anticipated upcoming sophomore release, Ritual, set to hit on January 18, 2011 via Geffen/Fiction. The song teems with echoing beats that drip through pounding drums with White Lies vocalist, Harry McVeigh’s rugged vocals cresting the larger than life melodies. First video “Bigger Than Us” directed by jonas & francois (Depeche Mode, Madonna, Kanye West) premiered last week and is a thrilling and twisted modern-day tribute to a pivotal scene from E.T. Playing like the final five minutes of an enthralling movie the climax is delivered with a resounding sense of satisfaction.

Ritual, produced by Alan Moulder, is the perfect epic and roaring follow up taking us on a sonic journey through dancefloor beats meets raging guitars and everything in between, fused together perfectly, and all at an incredibly melodic breakneck speed. Ritual teems with dark distorted anthems for the modern age. British critics have given White Lies accolades as successors to the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Depeche Mode, The Psychedelic Furs and Magazine and have called lyricist Charles Cave a “ classic doom-rock dreamweaver; Nick Cave meeting Edgar Allen Poe.”

White Lies Will Be Playing A Few Special Shows This Winter!

Neumos, 1/22, Seattle, WA

Troubadour, 1/24, Los Angeles, CA

Highline Ballroom, 1/27, New York, NY

The Mod Club, 1/29, Toronto

Bigger Than Us Video Here: http://is.gd/hrqC4

Point your browser to http://www.whitelies.com for more information or give us a shout!

Press Here Publicity: Chloe Walsh / Cara Wodnicki – 212-246-2640 chloe@pressherepublicity.com //cara@pressherepublicity.com

Klaxons’ “Twin Flames” Video Premieres Today! Surfing the Void Set For January 18th Release!

When Klaxons burst onto the music scene 3 years ago with their enormously influential Mercury Prize winning Myths of the Near Future, the band injected an incredibly dazzling burst of rave hedonism into a moment of indie tedium. The band is back with the eagerly awaited follow up, Surfing the Void, set for physical release on January 18th via tinyOGRE Entertainment. The release includes a bonus disc, featuring an acoustic live performance of “Echoes” and three other previously unreleased tracks. Produced in Los Angeles by rock legend Ross Robinson (Sepultura, Slipknot, At the Drive In, The Cure) and written over the course of a three year musical journey, the ten-track album is a brilliantly diverse and engaging alternative rock record.

The incredible video for ”Twin Flames” premieres today on NME.com and Klaxons.net Directed by Saam Farahmand (Mark Ronson & The Business International. Janet Jackson, The XX), Klaxons state, "as ever our Director Saam Farahmand has taken what stems from an innocent discussion regards the meaning of the song and turned it into a visual playground - his finest work to date." Link and embed code below.

About tinyOGRE Entertainment:

tinyOGRE Entertainment is a New York-based company launched this year by industry veterans Steven Lerner, Jim Cooperman and Dorothy Hui. tinyOGRE team’s guiding principle is to form a collaborative relationship with each of its artists that is based on trust, transparency and an alignment of interests. Klaxons’ Surfing the Void is distributed by RED in the US.

Watch the video here: http://www.nme.com/nme-video/klaxons-new-nsfw-video-for-twin-flames/680635285001

More on Klaxons: www.klaxons.net www.myspace.com/klaxons www.facebook.com/klaxons www.twitter.com/klaxons

For More Information: Press Here Cara Wodnicki // Chloe Walsh cara@pressherepublicity.com // chloe@pressherepublicity.com 212.246.2640

Gruff Rhys announces U.S. Dates!

Gruff Rhys, enigmatic lead singer and songwriter for celebrated Welsh space rock outfit Super Furry Animals, solo artist, one half of trans-Atlantic electronic duo Neon Neon and documentarian extraordinaire is making a return stateside to play a selection of stripped-down, solo acoustic sets.

Earlier this month we were offered a small glimpse of what is to come on Gruff’s recently completed third solo album, Hotel Shampoo, due out in 2011. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Gruff Rhys surfaced with new song, Shark Ridden Waters and accompanying video, which premiered on Pitchfork earlier this month. The record promises to be the Welsh singer and musician’s most ambitious and accomplished yet, filled with shimmering slices of kaleidoscopic, cinematic pop music. As a testament to the album title and inspiration, Gruff recently created an art installation made entirely of bathroom items garnered from various hotels throughout his touring career.

Watch video for Shark Ridden Waters: HERE

Watch video of Hotel Shampoo art installation:

Catch Gruff Live on Both Coasts:

January 11th Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theatre

January 13th New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall

www.gruffrhys.com

For more information on Gruff Rhys contact Chloe Walsh or Perri Cohen at Press Here: 212 246 2640 / chloe(at)pressherepublicity.com – perri(at)pressherepublicity.com

MEN – Featuring Le Tigre’s JD SAMSON - Release Debut Album Talk About Body

Without giving into hyperbole, we’d like to just state fact: MEN is like no other band you will hear in 2011. The art/performance collective – founded by Le Tigre’s JD Samson, along with her cohorts Michael O’Neill (Ladybug Transistor, Princess) and Ginger Brooks Takahashi (LTTR, The Ballet) – focus their energy on the radical potential of dance music, already winning accolades for their signature brand of political-pop. The result of this comes in the form of Talk About Body, the band’s debut album, which will be released on IAMSOUND Records on February 1st, 2011. Produced by the band with Jordan Lieb, Talk About Body is a synth-pop explosion of confetti keyboards, infectious melodies, the sweetest of beats and a hell of a post-punk, post-gender message in twelve brilliant tracks.

MEN began in 2007 with the DJ/production/remix team of Le Tigre members JD Samson and Johanna Fateman. With Le Tigre on hiatus, the duo began writing new songs, with Samson also forming a new full band project with Brooks and O’Neill and artist Emily Roysdon, called Hirsute; the two projects merged with Samson, O'Neill and Takahashi becoming the main writing, touring and recording core of a new configuration of MEN, with Fateman and Roysdon contributing as writers, consultants and producers.

Speaking to issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise, and the demand for liberties, the band released their first EP, Limited Edition Demo to widespread acclaim, with the New York Times calling it “full of dreamy post-disco.” They were lauded for their inventive, high energy live show, which saw them open tours for The Gossip and Peaches in America, in addition to doing their own headlining runs in the U.S. and overseas. Combining politics with dance parties, art with activism, MEN shows have always reached a fever pitch, treating each show as an art project, sometimes asking local artists to paint a backdrop while they perform, or by using DIY cardboard-and-tippex props, including cut-out fists and banners printed with slogans like “SILENCE=DEATH” and “WHO AM I TO FEEL SO FREE”.

Talk About Body is the full-length extension of these visual politics. The songs on the album are deceptively complex, full of sizzling synths, wiry guitar lines, slinky bass parts, and club-ready beats with incredible choruses that won’t leave your head. Loading their lyrics with political topics, MEN’s postmodern take on queer lifestyle politics, as well as their DIY-aesthetic and no-holds-barred approach to pop music, makes them one of the most thought-provoking and ass-shaking bands of 2011. One listen to Talk About Body, and we find you’ll be hard-pressed to disagree.

For more on MEN please contact: Press Here Jen Appel // Inge Colsen jen@pressherepublicity.com inge@pressherepublicity.com 212-246-2640

Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew Premiere New Song “Any Girl” on RCRDLBL.com

Beloved Sierra Leonean three-piece Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew have premiered brand new song “Any Girl” on RCRDLBL.com, from their self-titled debut album, due out in Spring 2011 via One Haven Music/Modiba Productions. The song, a bubbling, vibrant track with an infectious hook and a tropical reggae vibe, is available as a free download and stream here: http://rcrdlbl.com/.

Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew are set to perform at the Okayplayer Holiday Jam in December in NYC before heading back to their native Sierra Leone for a sold-out headlining Christmas show at the 50,000-person National Stadium. Stateside, Bajah, A-Klazz, and Dovy Dovy have been steadily winning over NYC audiences with their unique sound, known as Gbomognoh (pronounced bo-mo-no), their signature fusion of funk, hip-hop, dancehall, reggae and unique Sierra Leonean sounds. They’ve also been warmly embraced by the music community, evidenced by the incredible talent that contributed to their debut album, including Talib Kweli, K’Naan, Res, El-P, Nneka and ?uestlove of The Roots, who produced the album along with Fyre Department. Throughout the last few months, the band has shared bills with the likes of John Legend, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Nneka and more.

Internationally renowned as "the voice of the voiceless" for speaking out against political and social injustices through their lyrics, they express messages of peace, love and inspiration and have come to represent a beacon of hope in Africa and beyond. In keeping with their musical message, they will contribute a video for the Paul Simon cover “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes,” to The Voice Project. An initiative spearheaded by Ana Gabriel, daughter of Peter, The Voice Project aims to support war-ravaged communities in Uganda. Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew also played very special sets this summer at the New York Stock Exchange during the African Investor Index Series Summit and at TEDxChange, an event co-hosted by TED and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation centered on United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

www.planetbajah.com

For more information on Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, please contact PRESS HERE: Press Here//212-246-2640 Gina Schulman / gina@pressherepublicity.com ** Carla Senft / carla@pressherepublicity.com

Innerpartysystem Offer Free Download of Hot Single “American Trash”

“American Trash,” the current single from electronic three-piece Innerpartysystem, is available as a free download here: http://soundcloud.com/press-here/innerpartysystem-american-trash-radio-edit. The song is a bumping, dance-floor friendly track that packs a punch, showcasing the band’s irresistible blend of amped-up electro, hard-hitting rock and memorable hooks. “American Trash” is quickly gaining traction at modern rock and alt rock radio across the country at stations such as the influential KTCL Denver (it is currently the city’s #3 best selling alt track), KRBZ Kansas City, X96 Salt Lake, KPNT St. Louis and more. KTCL’s phones have been ringing off the hook for the single; it’s been the #1 most requested song for more than a month. Take one listen and you’ll see why!

Innerpartysystem - Patrick Nissley (vocals), Jarred Piccone (drums), and Kris Barman (synth, guitar) - have been on the road with their exhilarating live show, complete with a mind-blowing hand-built and programmed light show, for the better part of 2010. Most recently, they shared a bill with Kele of Bloc Party and Does It Offend You Yeah? for the Nylon Fall Music Tour and played an incredible set at this year’s Voodoo Fest in New Orleans. Next up is a series of holiday shows which include KTCL’s Not So Silent Night on November 26 at First Bank Center (with 3OH!3), KRBZ’s The Night The Buzz Stole XXmas on December 8 in Kansas City at The Midland (with My Chemical Romance) and X96's The Nightmare Before Xmas in Salt Lake City on December 10 at The Complex. Innerpartysystem will release a yet-to-be-titled EP on Red Bull Records in early 2011.

Check out the Innerpartysystem fan video for “American Trash”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GKfWaNOhWM

Praise for Innerpartysystem:

“…we’re officially obsessed with their electronic, get-up-and-dance beats.” – NylonMag.com

“…infectious digital dance beats… syncopated emphatically by drummer Jared Piccone…a frenzied dance party…” – Consequence of Sound

“It’s hard not to think of arena crowds and festivals going apeshit to this music” – Kerrang UK

For more information on Innerpartysystem, please contact Press Here: 212-246-2640 Gina Schulman / Carla Senft gina@pressherepublicity.com / carla@pressherepublicity.com

Paul Avion releases “R U WITH ME” on December 7th

If ELO, Devendra Banhart, Postal Service and Bob Marley were placed into an orbiting centrifuge and blended into The White Album, it might sound a little like this: R U With Me, Paul Avion’s first nationally released full –length album on December 7th, showcasing his mercurial energy that spans musical topography as well as geography, with just a twist of revolution.

Moving from New Orleans to L.A., to Paris, to the slums of Africa…2010 was perhaps Avion’s most unexpected year. Besides making his “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Pretty In Pink” style music, his ongoing fight to raise awareness for the atrocities by “Joseph Kony” shows Paul’s drive – see his emotional music video for the track "Stop Joseph Kony” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GGHOImoIDw

Reporting from the African slums for SPIN Earth, Avion lived and worked at a school for disabled children in Kenya’s largest slum. The result was the video series, “Avion in Africa,” parts of which can be seen at http://www.paulavion.com.

In 2009, SPIN.com named Paul Avion second in its “8 Undiscovered Bands Worth a Listen,” but if Avion hasn’t been better known until now, it’s probably because his life reads like a restless diary.

Moving from his hometown of New Orleans to L.A.‘s Silver Lake music scene in 2005, he recorded a number of songs, for instance “Menage a Trois” in varying styles with fellow New Orleans native Ben Mumphrey (producer of Frank Black’s Devil’s Workshop and the Breeders’ Mountain Battles).

Hear and see the talents of Paul Avion for yourself – we’re hooked on his drive to deliver people soundtracks to their lives, as well as awareness and compassion for their less fortunate neighbors.

Paul Avion new music video for "Stop Joseph Kony”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GGHOImoIDw

“Drinking Blood” on African Safari with Paul Avion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIB-G1S0kAo

Feel free to repost and download these tracks: Paul Avion - "Stand Up, Be a Man" http://soundcloud.com/press-here/paul-avion-stand-up-be-a-man-ru-with-me

Paul Avion - "Henry Sage & Mrs. Wolverton" http://soundcloud.com/press-here/paul-avion-henry-sage-mrs-wolverton-r-u-with-me

http://www.twitter.com/PaulAvion

http://www.facebook.com/paulavionmusic

http://paulavion.com

http://www.myspace.com/PaulAvion

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger announce first 2011 dates for debut album, Acoustic Sessions

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, comprised of Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, announce their first tour dates in support of their debut album Acoustic Sessions, out now on their own label Chimera Music. Recorded almost entirely in the stretch of space spanning from the couple’s bedroom to their kitchen in their NYC apartment, Acoustic Sessions is a radiant debut sparkling with witty observations and playful quandaries.

Lennon and Kemp Muhl’s voices melt together in a soothing and complementary way reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel with lyrics that are just as thoughtful and beautiful. Each are children of unique circumstances – he is the son of two artistic icons; she is the daughter of a Southern military family and was plucked into the world of modeling and globe-trotting in her early teenage years. Upon first listen, it is apparent that GOASTT draw from a scope of influence like no other. Upon second listen, you begin to appreciate the complexity behind their pleasantly stripped down recordings, exploring a world that was “made for men,” and a left-of-center universe where you live to see pigs fly and hear the fat lady sing. Watching them perform together live is a wonder: Charlotte is a one-woman-band of sorts playing several instruments at once while Sean plays edgy guitar, occasionally reaching out to shimmer his own cymbal. Check out select 2011 tour dates below!

Everyone is talking about The GOASTT!

Praise for Acoustic Sessions:

“…’Candy Necklace’ flatters the vocal blend between Mr. Lennon… and Ms. Kemp Muhl… achieving a slow-drag bliss. And ‘The World Was Made for Men,’ an apocalyptic love song, benefits from a haunting a cappella arrangement, multitracked and echo-caressed: part Brian Wilson, part Danny Elfman.” – New York Times

“It’s one thing to hear others echo John Lennon, but quite another to hear his son Sean do it… the songs have a sunny psychedelic side. ‘We’ll make kites from our bones,’ the couple sing on ‘The World Was Made for Men,’ culling playfulness from deep darkness.” 3.5 stars – Rolling Stone

“The duo’s voices mix and meld in constant harmony throughout, twisting and turning around phrases, weaving in and out of each other, and creating the perfect atmosphere for these otherworldly tunes.” – Under the Radar

“If it were possible for a couple to have a music lovechild, Sean Lennon and girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl would have just that in The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger… Lennon’s charmingly nasal voice, when combined with Kemp Muhl’s Jane Birkin-esque breathy falsetto, perfectly suits the wonderful, whimsical lyrics that are, without a doubt, the album’s greatest asset.” – Zink Magazine

TOUR DATES:

1/6/11 Boston, MA @ Great Scott

1/7/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's

1/8/11 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

1/11/11 Washington, DC @ Iota

1/12/11 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

1/13/11 Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse

1/14/11 Athens, GA @ The Melting Point

1/15/11 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

1/18/11 Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silver Leaf

1/19/11 Austin, TX @ Cactus Cafe

1/21/11 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

1/22/11 Joshua Tree/Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets

1/25/11 San Francisco, CA @ Café du Nord

1/28/11 Portland, OR @ The Woods

1/29/11 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile

For more information on The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger please contact: Jen Appel // Linda Carbone – 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com // linda@pressherepublicity.com

PALMYRA DELRAN New digital single set for November 16 release

Palmyra Delran, guitarist and principal songwriter for The Friggs, releases a new digital single on November 16 containing the tracks “Shut Out” and “Lies For You” (Apex East Recordings). FilterMagazine.com exclusively premieres “Shut Out”, listen here: http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/media/entry/palmyra_delran_shut_out_filter_exclusive

The single is available through iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody and Napster. This is the long-awaited follow-up to Delran’s debut 2008 EP, She Digs the Ride, and features Delran on guitars, electric sitar and bongos, along with a great batch of supporting musicians, including Rachelle Garniez (Karen Elson) on Hammond B3, Farfisa and backing vocals, Michael Lynch, Mark Brotter, and Richard Devgreene.

Produced by Delran, and recorded by Craig Dreyer at Mighty Toad Studios in Brooklyn, NY, the songs are just a taste of what to expect on Delran’s 2011 full-length debut, You Are What You Absorb, and feature her trademark mix of punchy guitar pop and girl group sass. With attitude to equal her riot grrl counterparts and enough rock savvy to hold her own with any member of the alterna-rock Boy’s Club, Delran’s one-two musical punch will have you reaching for the repeat button!

2008 saw Delran’s perfect guitar pop song “Baby Should Have Known Better” selected as “The Coolest Song in the World” on the Sirius radio show, “Little Steven’s Underground Garage.” Delran can be heard regularly on Little Steven’s show, and Delran and the Friggs have been guests on WFMU’s “Cherry Blossom Clinic” show with DJ Terre T.

Look for Delran to tour Scandinavia in February/March 2011 backed by Swedish band Stupidity. The tour will include dates with the Cocktail Slippers (Norway), the Dahlmanns (Norway), and Stupidity (Sweden).

Tracks:

Side A: Shut Out

Side B: Lies For You

http://www.myspace.com/palmyradelran

http://www.myspace.com/thefriggs

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/PalmyraDelran

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Palmyra-Delran/70474680621

For more info on Palmyra Delran contact Press Here: Angie Carlson; angie@pressherepublicity.com; 212-246-2640 Inge Colsen; inge@pressherepublicity.com; 212-246-2640 138 W. 25th St., 9th Fl, New York, NY 10001

Third Man Records Announces Two New Releases from Wanda Jackson and The Thornbills

Third Man Records is announcing the release of two new singles from Wanda Jackson and The Thornbills. Produced by Jack White III, the singles will be released on November 23rd, 2010.

Wanda Jackson – “Thunder On The Mountain” b/w “Dust On The Bible”

Third Man and Nonesuch Records announced the release of the new album, The Party Ain’t Over, from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson earlier this fall. They are now proud to bring us the single “Thunder On The Mountain” b/w “Dust On The Bible”.

Known around the globe as “The Queen Of Rock” and “The First Lady Of Rockabilly,” Wanda Jackson has joined with a new friend and producer Jack White, to bring us this latest taste of her signature flavor. The tracks feature Jack White. Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather/Raconteurs), Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs), Ashley Monroe, Jackson Smith and Karen Elson, to name a few.

“Thunder On The Mountain” is a particularly exceptional track. Originally penned by Bob Dylan and chosen for Mrs. Jackson by the poet himself - his rockabilly fever dream is given new life by the songstress. 100 Tri Color versions of the 7” will be available from Guestroom Records in Oklahoma on November 26th, split between their Norman and Oklahoma City locations (50 each), and 50 Tri Colors will be inserted in random Third Man mail orders. Pre-sales start Tuesday, November 16th via the Third Man Records website - to ship on Tuesday November 23rd

The Thornbills – “Uncle Andrei” b/w “Square Peg

Michigan cousins, Jim Wigand III and Tamara Finlay are the two voices come together to create The Thornbills. Both ethereal and existential these two harmonize prose with a unique and saturated aesthetic. The themes addressed in their songwriting deal mainly with issues of perception versus reality and are executed in crystalline folk tunes.

Third Man Records presents two Jack White produced songs in their Blue Series of 7” records. “Uncle Andrei” is a mysterious ode, reminiscent of a Russian waltz, while “Square Peg” is a driving and charming tune layered with the strum of the guitar and wail of the violin.

50 Tri Color versions of the 7” will be available from Car City records in Detroit, MI on November 23rd, 50 available in random Third Man mail orders, and 50 directly from the band at their record release show to be announced at a later date. In addition to the single, Vault members will be able to download a bonus track “My Star” off of the Vault site. The track will also come as a bonus to those who purchase the single on iTunes.

Pre-sales start Tuesday, November 16th via the Third Man Records website - to ship on Tuesday November 23rd. Available on iTunes from November 23rd.

www.thirdmanrecords.com

For More Information: Press Here Publicity: 212 246 2640 chloe@pressherepublicity.com / sarah@pressherepublicity.com / perri@pressherepublicity.com

FREEZEPOP Release New Single Doppelganger

Freezepop are offering up their infectious new single, “Doppelganger,” for free now! Click here to check out the track and get an embed code: http://www.superfecta.com/Freezepop/doppelganger.html

“Doppelganger” is the first single off the Boston quartet’s new album, Imaginary Friends, out December 7th via Archenemy. The album is the follow up to 2007’s Future Future Future Perfect, which boasts the break-out track “Less Talk More Rokk,” that appeared on Guitar Hero 2 and went on to become the #4 most downloaded electronic track on iTunes 2007. With Imaginary Friends, Freezepop return with a new line-up and a sleeker, sophisticated sound that still embodies the trademark humor and whimsy that Freezepop fans have come to love.

Stay tuned for more Freezepop news including a special pre-order offer!

Catch Freezepop LIVE at two select dates in December:

12/3/10 New York, NYC @ Mercury Lounge – Record Release Show!

12/31/10 Boston, MA @ The Pill at Great Scott

www.freezepop.com

Third Man Announces White Stripes & Third Man Merchandise Collections

Third Man Records are limbering up to release two excellent merchandise collections. The White Stripes Merchandise Collection and The Third Man Records Merchandise Collection will be available from the label’s Nashville store and website for pre-order on December 1st.

For the label whose motto is “Your Turntable’s Not Dead” comes the ultimate collection for vinyl appreciation. Each set costs $499.00 and The White Stripes Merchandise Collection – available only as a full set -will ship prior to Dec 21st, just in time for the holidays! This limited edition White Stripes collection comes with a rare 7-inch Christmas record.

The White Stripes 2010 Merchandise Collection contains: (Available only in a limited edition complete set of 333 – retails at $499)

1 x custom White Stripes portable record player

1 x custom White Stripes turntable slip mat

3 x custom White Stripes vinyl adapters (aka 45rpm “middles”)

1 x custom White Stripes Nixon headphones

1 x White Stripes 7-inch red vinyl “Merry Christmas from The White Stripes”

1 x custom White Stripes record cleaning brush

1 x custom White Stripes LP vinyl carrying box

1 x custom White Stripes 7-inch vinyl carrying box

* The Christmas 7 inch was recorded in 1998 and is a song titled “Candy Cane Children” - never released on a White Stripes album. The B-sides are “Silent Night” and “A Reading from the Story Of The Magi” recorded in 2002.

The Third Man 2010 Merchandise Collection contains: (Not limited & available in individual pieces or a complete set to retail at $499):

1 x custom Third Man Records portable record player

1 x custom Third Man Records turntable slip mat

1 x custom Third Man Records Nixon headphones

3 x custom Third Man Records vinyl adapters (aka 45rpm “middles”)

1 x custom Third Man Records record cleaning brush

1 x custom Third Man Records LP vinyl carrying box

1 x custom Third Man Records 7” vinyl carrying box

Third Man’s Nashville store is located at 623 7th Avenue South, Nashville, TN. These beautiful vinyl merchandise collections are also available for mail order from the website.

www.thirdmanrecords.com

For more on Third Man Records: Press Here Publicity: 212 246 2640. chloe@pressherepublicity.com/ perri@pressherepublicity.com

CELEBRATED “CHECK YO’ PONYTAIL” PARTY RETURNS NOVEMBER 23rd to the ECHOPLEX in LOS ANGELES

Video teaser of what is to come at CYP2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC3gH_ozzJ0

Check Yo’ Ponytail, Los Angeles’s much-celebrated, one-of-a-kind bi-weekly dance party will make a triumphant return to the LA party scene. Since its start in 2006, headlining acts such as Justice, Crystal Castles, Spank Rock, Matt & Kim and MEN (featuring JD Samson) have made their live LA debuts at this party which has helped cause an LA culture shift by always looking out for the next wave and generation of music and musicians. IHEARTCOMIX, Media Contender, and Paparazzi will be teaming up to resurrect Check Yo’ Ponytail, now dubbed CYP2. Five shows have already been booked starting with a bill featuring Midnight Juggernauts, Naked and Famous, Diamond Rings and Doorly (DJ set) on Tuesday, November 23rd. Full dates and performers are listed below.

This 2.0 version of one of LA’s most hotly tipped parties is reason for supreme celebration! Everything that made Check Yo’ Ponytail a defining sound in the Los Angeles (and at times the national) music scene is returning in this newest, next level incarnation. Always one to embrace new talent, party creator Franki Chan says, “CYP2 will remain true to the past, focusing on what’s next, while bringing a few tried and true heavyweights every now and again.” The first few weeks of the party will feature performances from CMJ-heavyweights Big Freedia, fuzzed out Subpopers Dum Dum Girls, tropical punkers Abe Vigoda, dancy-dreamscapers Teengirl Fantasy, electro-goth Tobacco (Tom Fec from Black Moth Super Rainbow) and many more!

Just as important as the music, CYP2’s open-format, genre-bending approach to booking ensures the same wild and unique type of party-ready audience that Check Yo’ Ponytail parties of yore would deliver. From rap to electro and queercore to indie rock, no stone is left unturned while bestowing the new best bands in the game upon Check Yo’ Ponytail’s loyal followers. “Breaking down scene walls and allowing people from all walks to enjoy that which is most important to us is our main goal,” explains Chan.

Former CYP artists have included: Justice, Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, Matt & Kim, Diplo, Crystal Castles, Simian Mobile Disco, The Horrors, Mstrkrft, Ok Go, Surkin, Heartsrevolution, Dan Deacon, The Toxic Avenger, Spank Rock, Switch, Bonde Do Role, MEN (featuring JD Samson)

Upcoming CYP2 Events: *Resident DJs: Franki Chan & Paparazzi

NOV 23rd 2010 Midnight Juggernauts The Naked & Famous Diamond Rings Doorly (DJ Set)

DEC 7th 2010 Big Freedia Pipes Hawnay Troof Rusty Lazer (DJ Set)

DEC 21st 2010 Dum Dum Girls Abe Vigoda Protect Me Glass Actor (DJ)

JAN 11th 2011 Pictureplane Teengirl Fantasy Terminal Twilight Killing Spree DJs

JAN 18th 2011 Tobacco Royal Bangs More TBA

http://www.checkyoponytail.com

http://twitter.com/checkyoponytail

http://www.twitter.com/frankichan

For more information reach out to Press Here: Inge Colsen / inge@pressherepublicity.com / 212-246-2640

Ceci Bastida Releases High Anticipated Full Length November 9th

November 9, 2010 - One of indie music's rising stars, Ceci Bastida, is gearing up to release her first full-length solo album, VEO LA MAREA ("I See the Tide") today, November 9th. Co-Produced by Ceci, The Gifted(Giant Drag, Gran Ronde, Dirty Little Secret)and David Green(Los Abandoned), the album mark’s Bastida’s long-awaited debut as a solo artist and is a fearless mix of Indie, Electronica and Post Punk gold with notable guest spots from DJ and producer Diplo (M.I.A, Kid Cudi), producer and remixer XXXChange (Spank Rock, Amanda Blank), and Mexican rapper Niña Dioz.

Recorded over the last two years, the album’s 13 tracks showcase her talent and cement her reputation as an experienced and unique musician. Standout tracks include trip hop sounding “Controlar,” which guests XXXChange, “Empieza a Amanecer” featuring Niña Dioz and “Cuando Vuelvas A Caer,” which is nominated for a 2010 Latin GRAMMY award for “Best Alternative Song.” In addition, the album also includes a bi-lingual cover of the GoGo’s “This Town” with Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Transplants).

Ceci changed the face of Tijuana’s music scene at just 15 years old with her ska/punk band Tijuana NO! Recognized for their heavy political lyrics and hard hitting style, the band released 6 popular albums from 1992-2000. In late 2000, she joined the band of top-selling Sony/BMG recording artist Julieta Venegas and sang back-up vocals and played keyboards with her for seven years. Ceci is featured on Julieta Venegas' lauded 2008 MTV Unplugged broadcast and recording, released this past June. As a veteran of Venegas' band, Ceci was invited to join this all-star lineup that included Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla, Brazilian superstar Marisa Monte, Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade, and Spanish hip-hop queen La Mala. In December 2008, she was invited to perform with Venegas at the 2008 Latin Grammys and in Oslo, Norway at the Nobel Peace Prize concert, alongside Jason Mraz, Diana Ross, and others.

www.myspace.com/cecibastida

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/nov/07/entertainment/la-ca-ceci-bastida-20101107

CONTACT: Press Here Publicity Carleen Donovan/Inge Colsen/ Rachel Gomez 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com inge@pressherepublicity.com rachel@pressherepublicity.com

White Lies Announce Stateside Tour Dates!; Reveal Album Art

London’s White Lies are thrilled to announce their first set of stateside dates to kick off the New Year. The 4 city run in support of their sophomore release, Ritual, will see the band giving their fans on both coasts a taste of their new music in their exciting live show! Set to kick off January 22 at Neumos in Seattle, the band will hit Los Angeles and New York before wrapping up the short run in Toronto at the Mod Club on January 29. White Lies made a major splash with their incredibly enigmatic 2009 debut, To Lose My Life and recently announced that their highly anticipated sophomore effort Ritual will hit on January 18 via Geffen/Fiction. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing band live this January!

White Lies’ debut To Lose My Life launched these childhood friends (Harry McVeigh, Jack Brown, Charles Cave) from West London straight into the spotlight both on our shores as well as overseas and landed them a # 1 record in the UK as well as the honorable distinction of being MOJO’s Breakthrough Artist of 2009 and Q’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2009). Stateside they played to massive crowds at Coachella and Lollapalooza and found themselves performing on the Late Show with Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. A heavy touring band, White Lies have spent the past two years on the road playing both headlining sets as well as supporting slots with artists like Coldplay and Kings of Leon. After a recent gig opening for Muse this past September at Wembley Stadium where the band launched through an incendiary set of both new and old tunes to an audience of 100,000.

Catch The Band On Tour This January!:

Neumos, 1/22, Seattle, WA

Troubadour, 1/24, Los Angeles, CA

Highline Ballroom, 1/27, New York, NY

The Mod Club, 1/29, Toronto

Check out FILTER’s Announce of the Album Art Here: http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/news/entry/white_lies_reveals_album_art_filter_premiere

Point your browser to http://www.whitelies.com for more information or give us a shout!

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Maroon 5 Announces The Release Of New Single “Give A Little More”

Los Angeles, CA, November 5, 2010- GRAMMY winning recording artist Maroon 5 is excited to announce the release of “Give A Little More,” the second single from their long awaited album Hands All Over (A&M/Octone). The song is hot out of the gates at radio, already Top 25 at Hot AC, and one of the most added tracks since impacting at both Hot AC and Top 40. This announcement comes on the eve of an exciting series of fall TV appearances, including the new and highly anticipated Conan show (November 23rd), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (December 10th) and the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, which will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010 on the Ellipse at President’s Park in Washington, D.C. and airing on PBS. In addition, the band will wrap the holiday season with a special performance at the House of Blues on New Year’s Eve in Atlantic City, NJ.

Maroon 5 released their third studio album Hands All Over, earlier this fall. The “Mutt” Lange produced album has been met by critical praise with Rolling Stone saying it’s their “brightest sounding and poppiest album yet” and People magazine calling the band’s body of work “a consistently rewarding collection.” The band recently wrapped a 40 date tour across the US in support of the album.

Capturing their first of 3 GRAMMY Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and going on to sell more than fifteen million albums worldwide, Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album Songs About Jane. They followed up with the double platinum album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long, that included hits like “Makes Me Wonder” and “If I Never See your Face Again.” The band’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries around the world. www.maroon5.com

The Wombats Announce Free download of “Jump into the Fog”

The Wombats have released an exclusive free download, “Jump Into The Fog,” from their forthcoming new album, set for a February 10, 2011 release. Produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party), “Jump Into The Fog” has been described as The Wombats’ “brilliant curveball” track, seeing them sound like New Order hooking up with The Horrors, whilst still retaining their knack for a killer catchy hook. To get the free download simply use the special Wombats’ ‘Fog’ widget, which you can access here: http://www.wmuk-apache.co.uk/widgets/thewombats/fogwidget.html.

“Jump into the Fog” is another glimpse into what’s in store from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album (Bright Antenna/ILG/Warner), one of the most anticipated releases of 2011. While their signature punk-rock hooks and inimitable charm are firmly in place, The Wombats have introduced aggressive dance elements and a darker lyrical approach to their infectious alt-pop. The Wombats are currently putting the finishing touches on their upcoming second album in the NRG Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Along with Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Lostprophets), the album will feature additional production prowess from super-producers Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.), Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, The Donnas, Weezer) and Rich Costey. The immediately infectious punky hooks that characterised their debut album are firmly in place, but this time around the band have been eager to experiment with more leftfield ideas and a darker lyrical approach.

This second track follows the explosive response to The Wombats’ first single and video, “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves),” which was named the “Hottest Record In The World” after its exclusive world premiere on influential BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. Since then, the song has reached the Top 20 in the UK and is The Wombats’ highest charting single to date in Australia, Germany and Holland. “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)” is now available on iTunes and can be streamed here: http://soundcloud.com/press-here/the-wombats-tokyo-vampires-wolves.

The Duke Spirit Offer Free Download of New Song “Procession” on Levi’s Site

After a triumphant return to NYC this week with a show at Santos Party House, The Duke Spirit played a captivating set at last night’s Levi’s Men's and Women's Spring 2011 Preview party. Fierce and magnetic frontwoman Liela Moss led the band through the bold new songs from their forthcoming album, due out in February on Shangri-La Music, including “Everybody’s Under Your Spell” (available as a free download at www.thedukespirit.com) and “Procession,” which is available as a free download on Levi’s site: http://us.levi.com/home/index.jsp.

One of the most celebrated female-fronted rock bands of the past several years, The Duke Spirit are as beloved in the fashion world as they are within the music community. Liela and the band have cemented themselves as fashion darlings with designer Philip Lim citing Liela as his “modern muse” while the late Alexander McQueen named Liela as the inspiration behind McQ, his 2009 exclusive fashion line for Target. This fall at New York fashion week, the band played to thousands at the Y3 runway show. Now Levi’s is the latest brand to embrace the band’s hard-rocking, heartfelt music and inimitable style.

If you’d like to embed the widget for the free download of “Procession” on your own site, please use the embed codes below:

www.thedukespirit.com *www.myspace.com/thedukespirit * http://www.facebook.com/thedukespirit

The Duke Spirit are: Liela Moss (Vocals), Luke Ford (Guitars), Toby Butler (Guitar), Marc Sallis (Bass) and Olly Betts (Drums)

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SOUNDGARDEN Releases NEW Limited Edition 7" Single & Conan Performance on November 9**

Soundgarden are proudly participating in the exclusive independent record store event, entitled “Back to Black Friday,” taking place on November 26th, 2010. The newly reformed band have announced a new limited edition and numbered single featuring a previously unreleased live performance of “Gun” from the April 2010 reunion show at the Showbox in Seattle, as well as an instrumental recording called “The Telephantasm.” Kim Thayil, guitarist for Soundgarden says, “Soundgarden has received great support during our career especially in our early days when we were recording for indie labels such as C/Z, Sub Pop, and SST. So, for these reasons I’ll always feel at home inside a small indie record store.” To find a list of participating stores that will carry THE TELEPHANTASM/GUN (LIVE) [7”]- A&M/UMe, check out www.recordstoreday.com.

A recently recovered tape, thought to no longer exist, revealed an instrumental recording thought to have never been documented. Originally from the 1987 Screaming Life sessions recorded by Jack Endino, long time Soundgarden re-mix producer Steve Fisk sampled non-verbal vocalizations and guitar colors from other recordings on the same tape. Soundgarden producer Adam Kasper then had the task of mixing the song in the most sonic fashion possible. When asked what to title the newly completed track, “The Telephantasm” was the obvious choice for the band, as the song evoked the imagery of the album art and meaning of their latest album’s title. We recommend playing this loud and repeatedly. Hurry up and get your copy because quantity is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide!

Track Listing

a. The Telephantasm

b. Gun (Live)

Additionally, if you haven’t been able to come out to Seattle, Chicago or LA for one of their epic recent shows, Soundgarden will be performing on late night TV for the first time in over 13 years. On November 9th, the band will perform “Black Rain” from their recently released retrospective Telephantasm, at 11pm EST, to help Conan ring in his first week on TBS. This will be the first-ever televised performance of “Black Rain.”

www.soundgardenworld.com

For more information on exclusive Record Store Day events, products and participants, visit www.recordstoreday.com. Record Store Day is managed by the Music Monitor Network and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale. Record Store Day takes place annually on the third Saturday of April.

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The Greenhornes Release New Track “My Sparrow”!

With the release of their first album since 2002 just a few days away, The Greenhornes are offering a new track from the album, “My Sparrow” to stream along with lead single “Saying Goodbye” and “Better Off With Out It”, which was premiered on Spin.com earlier this month. Formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Greenhornes – made up of Craig Fox, Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs) and Patrick Keeler (The Raconteurs) – have been producing the highest quality rock’n’roll for well over a decade. Between touring the world over and over, releasing 3 full length albums, an EP and loads of singles, their newest release proves once again, The Greenhornes produce garage-tastic, old-fashioned rock'n'roll with such ease.

Click here for a sound cloud of all three tracks: http://soundcloud.com/press-here/sets/the-greenhornes-tracks-from-new-album

Catch The Greenhornes Live:

11/30 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom

12/5 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

12/6 Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour

12/8 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

12/10 Portland, OR @ Berbatis Pan

12/31 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

1/1 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

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NATASHA BEDINGFIELD Album Out December 7, Video for "Strip Me" Premieres TODAY!

New York, NY – November 4, 2010 – As the December 7th release date approaches for Natasha Bedingfield’s third studio album Strip Me (Phonogenic/Epic Records), the Grammy nominated singer/songwriter is excited to announce her first full performance of new material to take place November 17th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

The album’s lead single “Strip Me,” which can now be heard in the trailers to the Paramount Picture’s film Morning Glory, starring Rachel McAdams, Patrick Wilson, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton, continues to climb the Pop radio charts on the strength of its incredibly buoyant and catchy refrain and its empowering and timely lyrics about being who you are and making sure you allow your voice to be heard.

The official music video for “Strip Me” premieres today on Vevo (http://www.vevo.com/watch/natasha-bedingfield/strip-me/GB1101000403), while a special video for Morning Glory will be forthcoming in conjunction with the film’s release on November 10th.

Strip Me is brimming with an impressive production team of modern hitmakers including, GRAMMY® award winner John Shanks (Michelle Branch, Sheryl Crow), Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis), Wayne Wilkins (Beyonce, Jordin Sparks), John Hill (Shakira, Santigold), Kleerup (Robyn, Cyndi Lauper), Danielle Brisebois (“Unwritten,” “Pocketful of Sunshine”) and reuniting with Steve Kipner, who produced Natasha’s own smash hit “These Words.”

Since the release of her massive debut album, Unwritten, in 2006, Natasha Bedingfield has sold more than 10 million singles and albums worldwide. In 2004, “These Words” became her first UK #1 single, and was followed by worldwide smash “Unwritten” which has been certified double platinum, and became the most played track at U.S. pop radio in 2006. It was also the first #1 pop single by a British Female Solo artist in the U.S. in over 20 years and garnered the singer-songwriter her first Grammy® nomination for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.” Natasha’s success continued with the release of her sophomore album, Pocketful Of Sunshine three years later, which featured the hits “Love Like This” with Sean Kingston and “Pocket Full of Sunshine,” which has sold nearly 3 million copies to date.

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DISNEY S IMAGINATION MOVERS ANNOUNCE DATES FOR NATIONAL CONCERT TOUR

BURBANK, CA – November 4, 2010 – Disney's Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers will kick off their "In a Big Warehouse" concert tour on February 4, 2011 in their home state of Louisiana. The wildly popular New Orleans-based rock band for kids of all ages will travel coast to coast playing their most popular songs and bringing the magic of the Imagination Movers television series' Idea Warehouse to life performing in a series of 100 shows across the nation. Concertgoers can expect special appearances from Nina, Warehouse Mouse and other characters from the TV series.

The tour will visit more than 50 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. Tickets for all dates will go on sale November 12th via Ticketmaster with a special pre-sale for all dates beginning online at Ticketmaster.com November 9 at 10:00 a.m. There will be VIP packages for fans available in many cities. For details on the tour dates, VIP packages and venues visit www.imaginationmovers.com.

“Nothing beats the excitement of playing live rock n roll with the help of thousands of great fans,” says Rich Collins (aka Mover Rich). “We encourage our audience to be an essential part of the show by singing, clapping, shouting, dancing and generally letting the energy of a real rock concert lift their spirits. Everybody needs a nap after one of our gigs. Including the grownups – and especially us!”

Since signing to Walt Disney Records, the Imagination Movers have sold more than 100,000 albums, received multiple awards and earned critical praise from the Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly and many other media outlets. Their newest release, In a Big Warehouse, the soundtrack for the second season of the television series, hit the charts this fall, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Albums chart and bowing at #3 on Billboard’s Children’s Chart.

In addition, the Movers have recently shared their story and music with viewers across the nation appearing on The View, Live with Regis & Kelly and Good Morning America. Their unique brand of smart, high-energy pop was described in the New York Times as “prized by many parents for non-condescending lyrics and music that evokes the Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

The Imagination Movers television series, which features the blue-suited band as brainstormers working hard to solve “Idea Emergencies” in their Idea Warehouse, is a hit with audiences around the world, airing in over 55 countries/territories and in 12 languages since September 2008. The Movers are currently filming the third season of the series and recently filmed a concert in their hometown of New Orleans with some very special guests. Season three of the series and the concert special will air in 2011. Imagination Movers airs daily during Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming block for preschoolers (to be rebranded Disney Junior in early 2011).

The Imagination Movers are Collins, a former journalist and father of five; Scott Durbin, a teacher and father of two; Dave Poche, an architect and father of two; and Scott "Smitty" Smith, a New Orleans firefighter who was part of the Hurricane Katrina search and rescue effort.

www.imaginationmovers.com

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Tour Dates for IMAGINATION MOVERS National Concert Tour

BURBANK, CA – November 4, 2010 – Disney's Emmy Award-winning Imagination Movers will kick off their "In a Big Warehouse" concert tour on February 4, 2011 in their home state of Louisiana.

2011 Tour dates:

2/4/11 Lafayette, LA Heyman Center

2/5/11 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena

2/10/11 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live

2/11/11 Houston, TX Verizon Theater

2/12/11 Houston, TX Verizon Theater

2/13/11 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theater

2/17/11 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theater

2/18/11 Sacramento, CA Memorial Aud.

2/19/11 Modesto, CA Rogers Theater

2/20/11 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

2/22/11 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena

2/25/11 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Center

2/26/11 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theater

2/27/11 San Diego, CA TBA

3/1/11 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer

3/2/11 Eugene, OR Hult Center

3/3/11 Vancouver, BC Arts Center

3/4/11 Seattle, WA Paramount

3/11/11 Denver, CO Paramount Theater

3/12/11 Denver, CO Paramount Theater

3/13/11 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater

3/17/11 St. Louis, MO Fox Theater

3/18/11 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theater

3/19/11 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theater

3/20/11 Ames, IA Stephen's Aud.

3/25/11 Akron, OH Akron Civic

3/26/11 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theater

3/27/11 Detroit, MI Music Hall

3/31/11 Indianapolis, IN Clowes

4/1/11 Columbus, OH Palace Theater

4/2/11 London, ON Centennial Hall

4/3/11 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place

4/7/11 Worcester, MA Hanover Theater

4/8/11 Reading, PA Sovereign PAC

4/9/11 Wilkes Barre, PA FM Kirby Center

4/10/11 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater

4/12/11 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie

4/14/11 Lake George, NY Glen Falls Civic Center

4/15/11 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Arena

4/16/11 Frederick, MD Weinberg Center

4/17/11 Frederick, MD Weinberg Center

4/20/11 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum

4/21/11 Morristown, NJ Community Theater

4/22/11 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theater

4/23/11 Boston, MA Orpheum Theater

4/29/11 Englewood, NJ Bergen Pac

4/30/11 Manchester, NH Verizon Thr

5/1/11 Westbury, NY Music fair

5/3/11 Buffalo, NY Arts Center

5/5/11 Providence, RI PPAC

5/6/11 New York, NY Nokia Theater

5/7/11 New York, NY Nokia Theater

5/8/11 New York, NY Nokia Theater

5/12/11 Washington, DC TBA

5/13/11 Richmond, VA Carpenter Center

5/14/11 Charlottesville, VA TBA

5/15/11 Hershey, PA Hershey Theater

5/19/11 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater

5/20/11 Spartanburg, SC Memorial Auditorium

5/21/11 Atlanta, GA Cobb

5/22/11 Durham, NC DPAC

www.imaginationmovers.com

For Press Inquiries/Interviews: Press Here PR Carleen Donovan/ Rachel Gomez 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com rachel@pressherepublicity.com

CHIEF ANNOUNCE NEW EAST COAST DATES!

Born on the west coast and formed on the east, the four members of Chief released their debut album Modern Rituals (Domino) this summer. Rolling Stone called it “classic West Coast folk rock like they were baptized by David Crosby and reared by the members of Love”, and the Los Angeles Times noted that “this Santa Monica quartet’s sound is as shimmering as a Venice sunset.” With their recent tour with Portugal The Man completed last week Chief can now announce a batch of East Coast winter dates, including their first headline stop at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom.

In the dark of winter let Chief warm you to the very depths of your soul:

Dec 5 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

Dec 6 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

Dec 7 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Dec 8 Boston, MA @ TT The Bears

Dec 9 Montreal, QC @ Il Montore

Watch the video for Specialty Radio favorite “Night And Day” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLPlfODCBlI

“The members of Chief have great pipes and each song on their debut LP Modern Rituals is centered on a soaring explosion of vocal euphony that could melt the heart of even the most jaded music fan.” – Paste

“You can hear fast, punkish New York and shimmering, laid-back California in the music of Chief…the music on ‘Modern Rituals’ is hook-laden rock that has sterling harmonies and a propulsive weave of drums and guitar…this is a terrific debut by a baby band about to grow up into rock stars.” –NY Post

“(Modern Rituals)…drips with the shimmer of the sun” – New York Magazine

“If there was ever an album that made you want to jump in a convertible and hit the open road, it would be Chief’s introspective Modern Rituals, a must for all alt-folk devotees.” – Vogue

“‘Modern Rituals’ proves a rare life-affirming piece of work, as the likes of ‘Wait For You’, ‘Breaking Walls’ and ‘Stealing’ swoon to the depths of the human condition, yet always return hopeful and heart-swelling.” – NME 8/10

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French Horn Rebellion Premiere New EP track “Last Summer” with AOL Spinner

Last month, New York Times tipped French Horn Rebellion (Robert and David Perlick-Molinari) as “Next Big Thing” leading up to New York’s CMJ Festival. Yesterday, the Brooklyn based band exclusively premiered “Last Summer” the B-side of the release of their new EP “This Moment” with AOL Spinner. Find out why ”Last Summer” is like the hipster version of “Summer Days” from “Grease” here: http://www.spinner.com/2010/11/02/french-horn-rebellion-last-summer-song-premiere/ . And the track is a perfect musical and lyrical foil to the euphoria of the EP’s lead track “This Moment” and further evidence of the band’s musical breadth and undeniable songwriting skills. The release is completed by three remixes of “This Moment”, from Swiss-born East Village resident, producer, musician and vintage synthesizer collector Kap10Kurt (http://www.prefixmag.com/media/french-horn-rebellion/this-moment-kap10kurt-remix-prefix-premiere/45299/), Philadelphia’s Rx and finally from the band themselves.

The full “This Moment” EP will be released on November 22nd and will be self-released by the band in conjunction with new UK indie Once Upon A Time Records.

On the back of just their two EP’s to date, “Up All Night” and “Beaches & Friends” (French Horn Rebellion vs Database), these two unassuming brothers, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have already toured and played with the likes of Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, The Drums, SebastiAn and been tipped by everyone from NME to MixMag, Artrocker to The Guardian, and Time Out to French music bible Les Inrockuptibles.

The Brooklyn-based duo already had an illustrious pedigree; David produced MGMT's indie release, Time to Pretend EP for New York indie Cantora Records, and with previous single “Up All Night” they scored a Record of the Week on BBC Radio 1 and an opening slot on the influential Kitsuné Maison compilation series; a big deal for a virtual unknown.

After spending much of 2010 across the pond where they have clearly found a loving home in the hearts of the U.K. and European music communities French Horn Rebellion are now bringing their live show back to America.

LISTEN/GRAB/REPOST TRACK French Horn Rebellion “This Moment” (Kap10Kurt remix) from here: http://www.prefixmag.com/media/french-horn-rebellion/this-moment-kap10kurt-remix-prefix-premiere/45299/

LISTEN: French Horn Rebellion “Brasilia Girl” (Epic Edit) here: http://soundcloud.com/onceuponatimemusic/french-horn-rebellion-brasilia-girl-epic-edit

WATCH: You can watch the brothers in action in this music video for “This Moment” shot while doing a recent photo shoot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1JWpidoxSo

LISTEN : French Horn Rebellion - “This Moment”: http://soundcloud.com/onceuponatimemusic/french-horn-rebellion-this-moment

Third Man to Release Jack White-produced Laura Marling Single on November 9th 2010

20-year old English folk star Laura Marling is the latest artist to take part in Third Man Records’ Blue Series of releases. The series of limited edition 7-inch records, produced by Jack White and recorded at his own Third Man Studios in Nashville, has featured releases from Wanda Jackson, The Black Belles and Secret Sisters, amongst others.

For her Blue Series recording Laura Marling chose two incredible songs and does them heavenly justice: Jackson C Frank’s “Blues Run The Game” and Neil Young’s “The Needle And The Damage Done”. Marling recorded the tracks - in one perfect take – earlier this year.

Laura Marling was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize for both of her albums Alas, I Cannot Swim (2008) and I Speak Because I Can (2010).

Third Man’s Blue Series are available for mail order and from their Nashville store at 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203. A very limited tri-color batch of 100 will be made available exclusively through the Rough Trade East record shop in London on Saturday November 13th.

www.thirdmanrecords.com

Your Turntable’s Not Dead

For more information on Laura Marling or Third Man Records contact Chloe Walsh - 212-246-2640 - chloe@pressherepublicity.com

New Single From The Wombats: TOKYO (Vampires & Wolves)

Platinum-selling British rock outfit The Wombats are poised for a triumphant return to American shores with brand new single “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves).” Produced by Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Good Charlotte, The All-American Rejects), the song received an exclusive world premiere from influential BBC Radio1’s Zane Lowe, where it was named the “Hottest Record In The World”. Since then, the song has reached the Top 20 in the UK and is The Wombats’ highest charting single to date in Australia, Germany and Holland. “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)” is now available on iTunes and can be streamed here: http://soundcloud.com/press-here/the-wombats-tokyo-vampires-wolves.

“Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)” is the first glimpse of The Wombat’s evolving musical progression for their forthcoming sophomore album (Bright Antenna/Warner), sure to be one of the most exciting releases in 2011. While their signature punk-rock hooks and inimitable charm are firmly in place, The Wombats have introduced aggressive dance elements and a darker lyrical approach to their infectious alt-pop. “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)” offers sweeping synths, a driving bass line and propulsive beats set against an exuberant chorus that speaks to the band’s immediately familiar songwriting. It’s no surprise that this dancefloor smash hit has been so quickly embraced overseas, with America sure to follow suit.

The Wombats are currently putting the finishing touches on their upcoming second album in the NRG Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Along with Eric Valentine, the album will feature additional production prowess from super-producers Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.), Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, The Donnas, Weezer) and Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party).

Renowned as one of Britain’s most incendiary live bands, The Wombats toured relentlessly after the release of their critically acclaimed 2007 debut The Wombats Proudly Present… A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation, playing to more than 1 million people. They became a staple of the UK festival circuit and completed two huge sold-out UK tours, which included a show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall and a massive 10,000-capacity homecoming show in Liverpool. They recently announced a full UK/Ireland tour slated for January 2011, their first since 2008.

“Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)” Remixes Available for FREE Download! Grum Remix http://soundcloud.com/hypetrak/the-wombats-tokyo-vampires-wolves-grum-remix

Superhumanoids Remix http://rcrdlbl.com/2010/10/14/download_the_wombats_tokyo_superhumanoids_remix_

AutoKratz Koenji Remix http://soundcloud.com/press-here/the-wombats-tokyo-autokratz-koenji-mix

Watch the video for “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRhUIJextp8

Praise for “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves):

“…another huge hit…” – The Sun

“…a blistering little pop-dance track…” – Sunday Mail

“…how many other platinum-selling British indie debutants can you name from the past three years?” - NME

www.thewombats.co.uk * www.myspace.com/thewombatsuk

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BRANDON FLOWERS Premieres Video for "Only the Young"

Brandon Flowers has premiered the video for his second single, “Only the Young”, off his solo debut Flamingo, out now on Island Records. Check out the official video HERE. The video shows a Bond-like Flowers on the Le Reve stage at Vegas’ famed hotel The Wynn surrounded by the liquid lighting, gorgeous effects and the incredible acrobatics of Las Vegas’ Cirque du Soleil performers.

Flamingo debuted to much anticipation and jumped straight into the top ten on the Billboard Top 200. Produced by Stuart Price, Daniel Lanois, and Brendan O’Brien, Flamingo is a brilliant 10-song collection from an artist whose voice and songwriting prowess have left an indelible mark on the music world. The record is simply a classic American rock album, full of extraordinary choruses, vast instrumentation and Flowers’ incredible voice, sounding richer and more diverse than ever before. Inextricably tied to Vegas in both presentation and ideology, Flamingo is packed full of sparkling, stadium-ready songs that run the gamut from expert pop executions and forlorn electro dirges to gospel tunes and even blues-tinged rock.

Praise for Flamingo:

“Flowers has become our staunchest Born to Run- era Bruce Springsteen revivalist, and on his first album as a solo artist he pumps up the pomp, delivering surging synth-rock crescendos….” – Rolling Stone September 2010

“…propulsively kinetic…” – Elle

“…a kaleidoscopic pop rocker with dramatic keys and a heart as big as Flowers' outsized, cannonball of a voice.” – Las Vegas Review Journal

Brandon Flowers is also heading out on the road for his only full U.S. tour of 2010! Check out dates below – TOUR DATES:

11/9/10 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater Pomona

11/10/10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

11/11/10 Oakland, CA @ Fox Oakland Theater

11/13/10 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

11/14/10 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

11/15/10 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

11/17/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

11/18/10 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

11/20/10 Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall

11/21/10 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

11/23/10 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater

11/24/10 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

11/26/10 Boston, MA @ House of Blues

11/27/10 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues

11/28/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/29/10 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

12/1/10 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony

12/2/10 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

12/3/10 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

12/4/10 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

For more information on Brandon Flowers, please contact: Press Here Publicity Linda Carbone // Chloe Walsh // Jen Appel 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com

White Lies Announce Sophomore Album, Ritual January 18!

London’s White Lies made a major splash with their dark and enigmatic 2009 debut, To Lose My Life, and are ready to up the excitement factor once again with the announcement of their highly anticipated sophomore record Ritual set to hit on January 18, 2011 via Geffen/Fiction. Produced by Alan Moulder, Ritual is the perfect epic and roaring follow up taking us on a sonic journey through dancefloor beats meets raging guitars and everything in between, fused together perfectly, and all at an incredibly melodic breakneck speed. Ritual teems with dark distorted anthems for the modern age. British critics have given White Lies accolades as successors to the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Depeche Mode, The Psychedelic Furs and Magazine and have called lyricist Charles Cave a “ classic doom-rock dreamweaver; Nick Cave meeting Edgar Allen Poe.” First single “Bigger Than Us” will be available digitally on November 22.

White Lies’ debut To Lose My Life launched these childhood friends (Harry McVeigh, Jack Brown, Charles Cave) from West London straight into the spotlight both on our shores as well as overseas and landed them a # 1 record in the UK as well as the honorable distinction of being MOJO’s Breakthrough Artist of 2009 and Q’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2009). Stateside they played to massive crowds at Coachella and Lollapalooza and found themselves performing on the Late Show with Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. A heavy touring band, White Lies have spent the past two years on the road playing both headlining sets as well as supporting slots with artists like Coldplay and Kings of Leon. After a recent gig opening for Muse this past September at Wembley Stadium where the band launched through an incendiary set of both new and old tunes to an audience of 100,000, White Lies returned to US shores for the first time in a year with a headlining set at Filter's Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles.

Ritual Tracklisting:

1. Is Love?

2. Strangers

3. Streetlights

4. Bigger Than Us

5. Peace & Quiet

6. Holy Ghost

7. Turn the Bells

8. Power & The Glory

9. Bad Love

10. Come Down

Point your browser to http://www.whitelies.com for more information or give us a shout!

Press Here Publicity:

Chloe Walsh / Cara Wodnicki – 212-246-2640 chloe@pressherepublicity.com //cara@pressherepublicity.com

Katie Costello Announces New Album, Lamplight!

Upon first listen, Katie Costello’s incredible upcoming release Lamplight (Tiny Tiny Records, February 22) is all soulful melody and tapping feet. Exceptionally sultry and soaring vocals weave their way into currents of piano, each tune brimming over with a sound you might expect from times past - but don’t get us wrong, everything about Katie Costello is oh-so-today and immediately exciting. On second listen the lyrics start to jump out at you, swishing swiftly through your ear drums, into your brain and flowing through your blood until they plant themselves firmly into your heart. Upon third and fourth and fifth listen, the record comes together in the same way every great album does, in the moments when you find yourself on an empty street, iPod blasting as you dance recklessly along in the rain doing bell kicks over puddles, happily sheltered under a big black umbrella or when you find yourself on the subway, alone, singing along, out loud.

At the young age of fifteen Katie began to pursue her passion for melody and started work on her debut. She self-released Kaleidoscope Machine at just seventeen to critical acclaim and found immediate champions in the likes of KCRW’s Nic Harcourt who added her songs to regular rotation and music licensors who loved her original sound and old-timey vibe and snagged her tracks for shows like 90210, One Tree Hill and Private Practice. A Christmas baby, she celebrated the holidays that same year with her family and the day after her eighteenth birthday left her Los Angeles home for good and travelled solo to New York City where the young songstress set up shop and began to weave the magic that is Lamplight.

Often compared to A Fine Frenzy, Adele, Regina Spektor and Sixpence’s Leigh Nash, Katie is breaking every mold and proving herself to be a leader for the next generation of songwriters and a serious triple threat - incredibly talented, absolutely stunning, and smart as a whip. A dangerously thrilling combo indeed!

Track listing for Lamplight:

1. Cassette Tape

2. Ashes Ashes

3. After Dark

4. No Shelter

5. Despite Times

6. Out Of Our Minds

7. Fading Lately

8. Dig A Hole

9. Old Owl

10. People: A Theory

11. The Weirds

12. Stranger

For more information on Katie Costello point your browser to: http://www.katiecostellomusic.com/

For your copy of Lamplight, chat time with Katie or amazing art give a shout! Press Here: Cara Wodnicki // cara@pressherepublicity.com // 212.246.2640

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES – “FLY PALOMINO” TOUR

MN phenomenon Trampled by Turtles are joining forces with Nashville barnburners the Infinite Stringdusters for the “Fly Palomino” Tour. Trampled by Turtles’ blend of dazzling speedgrass – one critic described it as “having your face melted off by a mandolin” – coupled with thoughtful, Townes Van Zant-esque originals launched them from hometown phenomenon to national status. Their most recent release, Palomino, entered the Billboard Bluegrass chart at #1; but the band’s unique sound, incorporating the band members’ personal musical backgrounds in punk and rock and roll, makes them a hard act to pigeonhole. TBT’s high-energy shows, featuring tight harmonies, mind-blowing musicianship and haunting songs is what brings in converts of all musical persuasions. This show will knock you outtta your rocking chair, shawl and all, and challenge all your preconceived notions of the bluegrass genre!

Check out their video for “Wait So Long” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjdkc14-zwQ. Call for press, interview or guest list requests! Some Praise for Trampled by Turtles

“Poised to break out.” – Under the Radar

“The Duluth quintet, led by guitarist/vocalist Dave Simonett, are blazing unchartered acoustic territory with a repertoire of rapid-fire fiddle, banjo and mandolin. This is pleasant, hard-charging, barn-burning music. The lyrics are introspective, and the songs are infectiously raucous.“– AOL Spinner

“Trampled by Turtles inhabit a fertile area somewhere between bluegrass and rock, often playing at warp speed on guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle but never forgetting that the song is the thing.” - The UTNE Reader

“The most addictive nu-grass album in a while” - Mojo

“The group's latest, Palomino, pairs that blazing dexterity with plaintive ballads—the more relaxed tone of the latter impresses as much as, if not more than, the sheer speed of the former.” – The Onion

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TRAMPLED BY TURTLES TOUR DATES

* Co-headling bill with the Infamous Stringdusters

TH Nov 4 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door *

FR Nov 5 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig *

SA Nov 6 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *

MO Nov 8 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall *

TU Nov 9 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *

WE Nov 10 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (Downstairs)*

TH Nov 11 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

FR Nov 12 - Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre *

SA Nov 13 - Baltimore, MD @ 8x10 *

SU Nov 14 - Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage *

TU Nov 16 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle *

WE Nov 17 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle *

TH Nov 18 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundro Lounge *

FR Nov 19 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater *

SA Nov 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *

Drew Seeley Announces Debut Release, The Resolution!

Drew Seeley embodies the truest meaning of the phrase ‘jack of all trades’. From playing a lead in a new television series (TBS’ Glory Daze), starring in feature films (Another Cinderella Story, The Shortcut), receiving an Emmy nomination for writing & singing on a 6x Platinum soundtrack (High School Musical) to singing in sold-out 50,000 seat stadiums (High School Musical: The Concert) it seems only natural that he would eventually branch off on his own to follow his bliss and The Resolution is just that. Set to hit in February 2011 via INgrooves, Drew will precede The Resolution with 3 EP’s, the first of which, Act 1, is set to hit November 9th. Each EP will offer up a set of songs from the full length release, details on Act 2 and Act 3 to follow.

The Resolution, produced and co-written with Justin Gray (Joss Stone, Esthero) takes listeners on an explosive and exciting musical journey, ripping through the highs and lows of the heart. From the speaker-shaking opener "Talk Back", to the hopeful closing plea, "2nd Impression", the album's 13 tracks unfold as a story of moments of clarity and confusion, the ups and downs of love won and lost and enough conflict to sink any battleship while on the road to discovering the resolution. While Drew may be known for his smooth signature tone, he deftly pushes outside of that comfort zone on the raspy rock offerings "Goin' Under" and "Shoulda", both highlighted by raw ethereal guitars punctuating the anguish and urgency of the tracks. On epic ballads, "Why Can't You Say That You're Mine" and "Acceptance Speech” Drew is backed by a 32-piece orchestra taking those soaring vocals and melodies to unbelievable heights. A veritable melee of genres that find a wholly imperfect peace on this 13 song set.

Act 1 is a perfect introduction to Drew and to The Resolution. The 4 songs that make up the EP establish a storyline that laces its way through the full length and offers up just a taste of what’s to come both musically and thematically.

Act 1 Tracklist:

1. Talk Back

2. Into The Fire

3. Love Down Low

4. Why Can’t You Say You’re Mine

Drew will head off on a nationwide tour in the New Year when his TBS comedy, Glory Daze goes on hiatus. Stay tuned to www.drewseeley.com for more information on the EP’s, LP and tour plans!

Press Here Publicity: Cara Wodnicki – 212-246-2640 cara@pressherepublicity.com

Young The Giant Announce Headlining Shows and Midwest Dates with Neon Trees

SoCal rock outfit Young The Giant have announced a run of November tour dates that begin with three headlining shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego before they go on to play dates throughout the Midwest supporting Neon Trees, including stops in Detroit, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Grand Rapids, Columbus and Cleveland.

These new live dates come just a week after Young the Giant took NYC by storm during the CMJ Fest. One of the most talked-about bands to make their CMJ debut this year, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both named Young The Giant a top pick, with Billboard calling the band “rising stars” and the Wall Street Journal praising the band’s “vivid, vibrant rock…unexpected arrangements and tasty vocal harmonies.” Young The Giant digitally released their self-titled debut album on October 25 and a physical release is set for January 2011 via Roadrunner Records.

Helmed by producer Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) and live tracked at Sunset Sound Studios in LA, Newport Beach, CA’s Young The Giant’s unique brand of sun-soaked rock is quickly capturing the attention of music critics and fans alike. Exhibited by rousing lead single “My Body,” Young The Giant’s music offers both a vibrant youthfulness and a sophisticated songcraft with no shortage of infectious hooks, sweet melodies and intelligent lyrics. The band’s diverse ethnic backgrounds - Indian, Persian, British, and French- Canadian among them - translate into an incredibly dynamic album that offers jazz rhythms, surf pop harmonies, Mediterranean and Caribbean influences, flashes of jolting alt rock and so much more – topped off with frontman Sameer Gadhia’s rich, honeyed vocals.

Praise for Young The Giant: “Young the Giant draws on its European and Middle Eastern ethnic roots to enrich its vivid, vibrant rock…their superb self-titled debut album that rings with unexpected arrangements and tasty vocal harmonies. It's a pop masterpiece…” –Wall Street Journal

“Catchy and epic.” – KCRW

“Had The Strokes come of age in the era of The OC and The Hills they might’ve sounded like this…you won’t find a note out of place.” – NME

Young The Giant November Tour Dates in full:

*supporting Neon Trees

November 5 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop Geographer opens

November 6 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Vanaprasta and the Smiles open

November 7 San Diego, CA @ The Loft at University of California at San Diego Long Live Logos open

November 15 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *

November 16 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company *

November 18 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom *

November 19 Little Rock, AK @ The Village *

November 20 New Orleans, LA @ University of New Orleansv

November 22 Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter *

November 28 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection *

November 29 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *

November 30 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room *

Album available now on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/young-the-giant/id394992805 Free MP3 “My Body”: http://mybody.youngthegiant.com/ Video of "I Got" at Salt Flats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji7B_54Cp_A Video of “My Body” at Sunset Sound Studios in LA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlrrYYPvHFA

http://www.youngthegiant.com * http://www.twitter.com/YoungTheGiant * http://www.facebook.com/youngthegiant * http://www.myspace.com/youngthegiant

For more information on Young The Giant, contact: Press Here Tel: 212.246.2640 Gina Schulman * gina@pressherepublicity.com ** Carla Senft * carla@pressherepublicity.com

The Go! Team Releases Rolling Blackouts (Memphis Industries; February 1st, 2011)

Frantic seesaw brass stabs and delay pedal vapour trails. Eagles riding the thermals. A call and response between a flute and a girl gang. Time lapse through the seasons in Yosemite Park. A ray gun synth and a steel drum. It's been nearly three years since we've heard their familiar yet unlikely 3 minute patchwork masterpieces that turn the sonically unexpected into the most catchy and commanding songs you'll hear all year. On February 1st, The Go! Team will return with Rolling Blackouts, the newest installment in their esteemed catalog of adventure in audio.

The Go! Team burst onto the scene in 2004 with their universally praised debut, Thunder, Lightning, Strike, a homebrewed collage of meticulously chosen samples and trashy live instruments assembled brilliantly by Go! Team founder Ian Parton. It somehow found its way from the bedroom to international acclaim, casually picking up a Mercury Prize nomination along the way. The follow up, 2007's Proof of Youth, was the first album recorded with all six Go! Team members (plus a guest appearance from Chuck D, amongst others) and saw the band embark on a festival-crushing two year world tour that wowed fans and critics alike from Seoul to Sydney to Sao Paolo. And some other places not starting with an S.

And now, following a brief rest, comes Album Three. Whereas previously The Go! Team used samples as the launch pad for their songwriting, this time the bulk of the songs on Rolling Blackouts see the process reversed. Starting life on a battered acoustic and midi drums and topped off with Ian Parton's MC Teenwolf alter ego voicing out the lyrics (we'll have to play you those versions some time), the tracks were slowly fleshed out over time, a process which meant finding the right sample, the right instrument, even the right voice to bring to life the music as Ian had in I his mind. So Rolling Blackouts ups the vocal quotient, with special help from Deerhoof ‘s Satomi Matsuzaki, Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, who chips in on a couple for tracks, plus Dominique Young Unique, the hotly tipped Tampa-based rapper, and Bordeaux's bedroom balladeer, Lispector. Not forgetting, of course, Ninja, The Go! Team's unstoppable MC who is back in full force.

Rolling Blackouts is epic and bratty, subtle and sweet. From the two-minute opening Ninja-led slammer of "T.O.R.N.A.D.O.", to the album's title track featuring Bethany Best Coast and Piano Magic’s Angèle David-Guillou, an all female feedback-swept white noise sand storm answer to "Some Velvet Morning", it's all restless and relentless energy. Bethany also lends vocals to "Buy Nothing Day," a hyper girls-in-the-garage jangle, while Dominique Young Unique dominates the psych hip-hop call and response of "Voice Yr Choice" and goes tag team on the string-led space race of “Apollo Throwdown”. Satomi leads the way on “Secretary Song” evoking an asymmetrical Tokyo office with elevators opening on the beat, typing in time and phones ringing in rhythm. "The Running Range" is a fuzz-bass driven Morricone-esque gospel song recorded in a South London church and with "Ready To Go Steady" the Team deliver their first straight ahead love song, a nimble pocket rocket symphony voiced by Lispector.

So, for this widescreen meets C-90 cassette lo-fi epic, The Go! Team have upped their own ante, giving us a record that is by turns their most refined, most kick ass, most melodic and most effortlessly effusive record yet.

Rolling Blackouts Tracklisting: 1. T.O.R.N.A.D.O. 2. Secretary Song 3. Apollo Throwdown 4. Ready to Go Steady 5. Bust-Out Brigade 6. Buy Nothing Day 7. Super Triangle 8. Voice Yr Choice 9. Yosamite Theme 10. The Running Range 11. Lazy Poltergeist 12. Rolling Blackouts 13. Black Like 8 Track

For more information on The Go! Team, please contact: Jen Appel // Jamie Sherman – 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com // jamie@pressherepublicity.com

Third Man Records Presents “Devils Night” October 30th, 2010

Third Man Records presents “Devils Night”, a Halloween spectacular hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark on October 30th, 2010 at the Third Man Live Venue. In case you’ve forgotten its location, fear not, the alley way entrance will be decked out in Halloween garb to help guide your way. If youa re driving, you will see that the parking lot out front has been transformed into the “Devils Night” Carnival. Tickets are $13 for the night. Expect to find Third Man DJs, Surprises, Door Prizes and a Full Bar (this event is 21+).

There will be several electrifying performances throughout the night. All female rock-outfit, The Black Bells will be performing in their first ever live gig! These ladies evoke a modern twist to a sound heavily rooted in the soul and garage rock of the 60’s. “Devils Night” will also serve as the record release show for The Greenhornes, newly reformed and re-energized Ohio 3-piece, whose highly anticipated album **** is set to drop the following week.

As a Halloween treat, their LP will be available for purchase as a die cut fold out sleeve offered on 4 different colors of vinyl. Another “Devils Night” special release will be the 7” Elvira/Black Belles picture disc for “Elvira’s Movie Macabre Theme Song” (side A What Can I Do? side B What Can I Do? Instrumental). This is Third Man’s premiere picture disc and is available for the first time at this show. The 7”comes in a fold out coffin shaped sleeve with Glow in the Dark print.

One last thing folks: NO Costume, NO Entry (even if you have a ticket!)

www.thirdmanrecords.com

For more information on “Devils Night” please contact: chloe@pressherepublicity.com // perri@pressherepublicity.com // sarah@pressherepublicity.com

2010 TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL SELLS OUT AN EPIC 2 DAYS OF MUSIC

San Francisco, CA – October 20, 2010 – The 2010 Treasure Island Music Festival presented by Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment is now officially one for the history books. Two days and nights of non-stop music, food, arts, dancing and singing were capped off each night by triumphant celebrations, the first marked by a rousing, total crowd-participation sing-along with LCD Soundsystem and the second with a group dance party courtesy of Scottish indie darlings Belle & Sebastian.

The gorgeous, panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay provided the backdrop for the fourth annual Fall celebration. Not even the winds and a morning of showers on Day 2 could derail more than 24,000 people from shuttling out to Treasure Island to enjoy one of the most exciting unique festivals of the year.

Whether partying beside new friends to Deadmau5’s mesmerizing, colorful set or swaying back and forth to a set of intense crowd favroites from The National after a long day in the SF chill, Treasure Island Music Festival provided something for everyone. Super high-energy sets from Die Antwoord and Little Dragon on Day 1 stole the show and had music lovers shedding their cares (and maybe their pants like Die Antwoord’s Ninja briefly did on the Bridge stage). Day 2 introduced many to Israeli-punkers Monotonix who eschewed the traditional stage performance and set up their drum kit in the crowd as lead singer Ami Shalev sang while being crowd surfed around the festival’s Tunnel stage. Day 2 also included incredible performances from pop darlings She & Him, guitar army Broken Social Scene and indie favorites Surfer Blood.

And when fans weren’t taking in the incredible tunes provided by this year’s lauded line-up, they were busy riding the 60 foot tall Ferris Wheel and taking in the view of festival revelers in the mid-way enjoying food from San Francisco’s wonderful local venders, or the headphoned dancers wildin’ out the Silent Disco or the crafty-patrons of the DIY Treasure Trove.

Thank you San Francisco! Here’s to doing it all over again next year!

To re-live the Festival through pictures: http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/2010/gallery.php?level=collection&id=2

For more information, please contact: Jen Appel / Sam Orlando Press Here 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com / sam@pressherepublicity.com

HARPER BLYNN release new EP on November 15; Play 5 CMJ Shows

Following their acclaimed debut album, Loneliest Generation, released earlier this year, Brooklyn quartet Harper Blynn is set to release a self-titled 5-track EP recorded at Ben Folds' Nashville studio in September. The self-produced EP, simply titled Harper Blynn EP, was mixed by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend) and catches us up to what this colorful and prolific band has been up to. The EP will be available on iTunes on November 15, 2010 and will include live favorites "Models/Dancers"and "Bound to Break", as well as their own interpretation of the Harry Nilsson classic, “Everybody’s Talkin’.” Physical copies of the EP will be available for sale at the band’s live shows and can be ordered on their MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/harperblynn.

Both "Models/Dancers" and "Bound to Break" are currently streaming on the band’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/HarperBlynn. Harper Blynn is also offering “Everybody’s Talkin’” as a free CMJ download here: http://fburls.com/30-zlCOmJrK .

Named for its two principle songwriters, Pete Harper and J.Blynn, with drummer Sarab Singh and Dutch bass player called “Whynot,” Harper Blynn continue their hectic touring schedule this fall with a full North American tour in October and November with Greg Laswell. Dates kick off in Cleveland on Thursday, October 28th. Before this tour, the band will make several appearances at the CMJ Festival in New York. Along with originals from their critically acclaimed Loneliest Generation (produced by David Kahne and Malcolm Burn), Harper Blynn is known for peppering their live shows with incredible covers of songs ranging from the Stone’s “Loving Cup” to Beyonce’s “Halo,” in which they add a bit of Dirty Projectors’ song “Cannibal Resource” for good measure. View a live performance of “Halo” at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMpQ2Ct0d34. The band’s three-part harmonies and expert songcraft make for exhilarating live shows!

Let us know if you’d like to check out one of their CMJ / American dates and if you’d like to receive their EP for review!

Harper Blynn EP Track Listing:

1) Models/Dancers

2) Bound to Break

3) Every Impulse

4) Start All Over

5) Everybody's Talkin'

Harper Blynn @ CMJ 2010:

Tues Oct 19 – Mercury Lounge - official CMJ opening night, 9 pm

Wed Oct 20 - The Living Room party, 4.45 pm

Fri Oct 22 - The Living Room, 11:30 pm

Sat Oct 23 - Gothamist Party - Rock Shop (4th Ave & President St, BK), 3pm-3:30 pm

Sat Oct 23 - Rockwood1, 10 pm

Harper Blynn Tour Dates (w/Greg Laswell)

Thu Oct 28 Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Room House of Blues

Fri Oct 29 Columbus, OH @ The Basement

Sat Oct 30 Toronto ON @ El Mocambo

Mon Nov 1 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio

Wed Nov 3 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Thu Nov 4 Minneapolis/St Paul, MN @ Turf Club

Fri Nov 5 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre

Sat Nov 6 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre

Mon Nov 8 Sparks (Reno) NV @ The Alley

Tue Nov 9 Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp

Wed Nov 10 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Fri Nov 12 Salt Lake City,UT @ Avalon Theatre

Tue Nov 16 Ann Arbor MI @ Blind Pig

Thu Nov 18 Boston, MA @ Cafe 939 (two shows)

Sat Nov 20 New York City, NY@ Highline Ballroom

Check out their video that was premiered on MTVu "Loneliest Generation": http://www.youtube.com/harperblynn#p/u/8/8Q9kD6c8vEo

"Models/Dancers" http://www.youtube.com/harperblynn#p/u/10/XUcgJHjT1IM

"Bound to Break" http://www.youtube.com/harperblynn#p/u/6/H5_A67qNPn8

Feel free to download “Everybody’s Talkin’”: http://fburls.com/30-zlCOmJrK

Media Inquiries for HARPER BLYNN, please contact Press Here: Angie Carlson - angie@pressherepublicity.com Inge Colsen - inge@pressherepublicity.com 212.246.2640

AMY RAY TO RELEASE LIVE ALBUM, “Amy Ray MVP Live” (Nov. 23, Daemon Records)

New York, NY: Songwriter, activist and erstwhile Indigo Girl Amy Ray, fresh off months of touring as part of the iconic folk duo, trades in her acoustic guitar for a Gibson 335 for a special series of East Coast solo dates in November for her recent release, Didn’t It Feel Kinder. While Amy is known for her folk harmonies, the consummate rock fan’s solo material reflects similar artists who’ve come out of a punk mindset, such as the Clash, the Replacements, the Pretenders and Patti Smith.

This tour will include a benefit for Urban Ministries of Durham and a special show at University of Massachusetts celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Center. Ray will also be participating in a panel discussion on LGBT issues on the show day at UMass, Amherst.

Joining the tour as support will be Durham, NC’s Mount Moriah. Fronted by the arresting new singer Heather McEntire from punk band Bellefea, Mount Moriah has been called “non-traditionalists Americana.” They have a unique style that blends the sounds from left of the dial, the guitar tones of country Americana and Neil Young’s Crazy Horse days, and a dynamic vocal presence that covers territory ranging from Bjork to Dolly Parton.

In Late November, Ray will be releasing a new live CD, Amy Ray MVP Live and is currently arranging and recording with her band for her fourth solo studio project, due out in the summer of 2011. She will be trying out some new material as well performing songs from Didn’t It Feel Kinder and her solo catalog. Ray’s band will include former Butchies Melissa York (drums) and Kaia Wilson (guitar) along with the album’s producer, Greg Griffith (bass). Multi-instrumentalist Julie Wolf, who’s been touring with the Indigo Girls, will be playing keyboards.

Didn’t It Feel Kinder is a thoughtful, timely batch of songs that not only show Ray’s depth as a songwriter and vocalist but work as a plea for understanding and compassion. She’s the rare artist who’s intertwined activism and social consciousness into her music and remained fresh and relevant over a career spanning two decades. Ray has a knack for tapping into the universal human experience and bringing an empathy and call for understanding to even her most confrontational material. Her honest, fearless songwriting and riveting live shows have drawn comparisons to Patti Smith (New York Times) and prompted Paste magazine to describe her as “a female Joe Strummer.”

Ray says it best: "What ties the record together for me is this human yearning to be understood and the yearning to become empathetic with other people - how to love each other and be kind even when we'rebrutally angry." Check out live clips and music here:

Amy Ray TV: www.kyte.tv/ch/76232-amy-ray-tv

Amy Ray YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/amyraymusic

www.myspace.com/amyray

www.amy-ray.com

www.myspace.com/mountmoriah

www.mountmoriahband.com

Dates and Cities for AMY RAY / Mount Moriah tour:

FR 11.12 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle, *co sponsored by and benefiting Durham Urban Ministries

SA 11.13 Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club and Cafe

SU 11.14 Café State College, PA @ 210 West

TU 11.16 Cambridge, MA @ Lizard Lounge

WE 11.17 Amherst, MA @ The Student Union Ballroom at UMass celebrating the 25thanniversary of the Stonewall Center @UMass

FR 11.19 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge

SA 11.20 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar Club Stage

For press, interview or guest list requests, Contact: Angie Carlson angie@pressherepublicity.com; 212.246.2640 138 West 25th Street, 9th Floor * New York City, 10001

MAROON 5 TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

GRAMMY winning recording artist Maroon 5 has announced they will be ringing in the new year with a performance at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ. The band’s highly anticipated New Year's Eve show will mark their final US date before they head overseas for their European tour in early February.

This newly announced date comes hot off the heels of the September 21st release of their third studio album Hands All Over. Produced by “Mutt” Lange, the album has been met by critical praise with Rolling Stone calling it their “brightest sounding and poppiest album yet” and People magazine calling the band’s body of work “a consistently rewarding collection.” The band’s first single “Misery,” reached the top 10 on the Top 40 radio airplay chart, and currently sits at #1 on the Hot AC chart.

Capturing their first of 3 GRAMMY Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and going on to sell more than fifteen million albums worldwide, Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album Songs About Jane. They followed up with the double platinum album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long, that included hits like “Makes Me Wonder” and “If I Never See your Face Again.” The band’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries around the world.

For tour dates and more information on Maroon 5, please visit: www.maroon5.com

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CONTACT: Press Here Publicity Carleen Donovan 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com Tour Press Inquiries: Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com

THE DUKE SPIRIT Set To Premiere Brand NEW Songs During NY and LA Shows

The Duke Spirit will be premiering brand new songs during select shows in New York and LA in the coming weeks. The rock band, fronted by the fierce and enigmatic front-woman Liela Moss, is crossing the Atlantic for select appearances. The Duke Spirit are scheduled to co-headline the KCRW Halloween Masquerade Costume Ball on October 30 in LA before heading cross country for a special performance at Santos Party House in NYC on November 3.

These shows will be fans first opportunity to hear the London quintet’s bold new material before a free three-track EP, entitled Kusama, is released exclusively via iTunes on December 7. Kusama will be available across all digital platforms on December 21 and the full length album is due for release in February 2011 on Shangri-La Music. Download new song “Everybody’s Under Your Spell” via www.thedukespirit.com now!

Known for commanding not only the attention of the music community but the fashion world as well, The Duke Spirit will also play at a private event for Levi’s on November 4. The band was most recently in NYC during Spring Fashion Week, where they played at the Y-3 Adidas show. Designer Philip Lim has cited Leila Moss as his “modern muse” and the late Alexander McQueen was so enchanted by Moss and her style that she served as the inspiration for McQ for Target, his 2009 fashion line for the retail outlet.

The Duke Spirit’s forthcoming 2011 album will be the first release since 2008’s Neptune (Shangri-La Music) which garnered the band critical praise and brought the band into millions of living rooms across America with TV performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly. The Los Angeles Times has said of their live shows, “The British quintet plays ragged soul-punk with an absolute firecracker of a lead singer,” and SPIN called their music, “Fully loaded Jesus and Mary Chain-fried fuzz.” Moss’s commanding stage presence is truly unmatched; her all but swaggering demeanor, striking looks and heart wrenching (and heartfelt) voice leaves crowds in the palm of her hand.

Watch this electrifying live footage video to new track “Everybody’s Under Your Spell”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn2pG4DPPa8

US Dates in Full:

October 30, 2010 Los Angeles, CA @ Park Plaza – KCRW Halloween show

November 3, 2010 New York, NY @ Santos Party House

November 4, 2010 New York, NY @ LEVI’s event (invitation only)

The Duke Spirit are: Liela Moss (Vocals), Luke Ford (Guitar), Toby Butler (Guitar), Marc Sallis (Bass) and Olly Betts (Drums)

www.thedukespirit.com *www.myspace.com/thedukespirit * http://www.facebook.com/thedukespirit

For more on The Duke Spirit, please contact: Press Here 212-246-2640 Gina Schulman// gina@pressherepublicity.com Linda Carbone // linda@pressherepublicity.com

Matisyahu Announces Fifth Annual “Festival of Light”

Matisyahu has announced today that, for the first time in its history, he will take his annual Hanukkah celebration, Festival of Light, on tour. The series of shows, historically 8 shows in New York City and Brooklyn, will expand to additional northeast U.S. cities due to increasing demand from his fans. Set to kick off on November 29 at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl, Matisyahu will perform four nights in Brooklyn - one show at the Brooklyn Bowl and three shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg - marking the fifth year in a row that he has brought his Festival of Light to hometown crowds. He’ll then head to Albany, Boston, Baltimore and Philadelphia before wrapping in Portland, ME on the last night of Hanukkah. Tickets go on sale on to the public on Friday, October 22nd while Matisyahu will hold a special pre-sale for his fans through Twitter and Facebook.

This year’s Festival of Light will offer audiences a career-spanning look at Matisyahu’s lauded catalogue. The shows will feature his most beloved songs as well as Matisyahu’s hand-picked selections for his fans. A very special re-mastered version of Matisyahu's debut record, Shake Off The Dust, will be released around these shows. In keeping with the tradition of Festival of Light, fans can expect a very diverse group of support acts and special guests to be a part of these shows. Known for never performing the same show twice, Matisyahu has created a custom-built live experience for his audiences during each of these eight performances. Backed by his band, Brooklyn’s The Dub Trio, Matisyahu has rediscovered his love for roots reggae, beautifully exhibited in each song’s vocal and instrumental arrangements. With prolific lyrics and genre-bending musical directions, Matisyahu is one of the most dynamic and captivating live performers in music today. Be sure to catch him live during his last shows of 2010!

Matisyahu Festival of Light Dates:

*Moon Taxi supports

11/29/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl

11/30/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

12/1/10 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights

12/4/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

12/5/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *

12/6/10 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *

12/7/10 Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live *

12/8/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of The Living Arts *

12/9/10 Portland, ME @ State Theatre *

Matisyahu recently recorded the follow-up to his groundbreaking Live at Stubb’s album at famed music venue Stubb’s in Austin, TX. Live at Stubb's: Vol II, set for release in early 2011, will be the first release from Matisyahu since his 2009 critically acclaimed studio album Light, which debuted inside the Billboard Top 20. The original Live at Stubb's album, released on April 19, 2005, has sold 694,892 copies to date, reached #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart and spawned one of Matisyahu's most recognizable anthems, Top 40 hit "King Without A Crown."

www.matisyahuworld.com / www.myspace.com/matisyahu

For more information on Matisyahu, please contact: Press Here 212-246-2640 Gina Schulman / Carla Senft gina@pressherepublicity.com carla@pressherepublicity.com

Hollerado’s “The Making Of Americanarama” exclusively premiered by Wired.com

The amazing, lo-fi viral video smash from Canadian indie buzz band Hollerado “Americanarama” has garnered over 400,000 views on Youtube in no-time.

Today, you can find out how this video phenomenon came to live, as Wired.com premieres “The Making Of Americanarama”. You can find out how the “how did they do that?” moments like “Human Pong” and “Human Space Invaders” were brilliantly executed and directed by Greg Jardin in one-take with more than 420 sequences. Watch “The Making Of Americanarama” here: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2010/10/watch-hollerados-8-bit-revolution-in-americanarama/

PRAISE FOR HOLLERADO’s AMERICANARAMA VIDEO:

"Hollerado's Real-Life Video Game Must Be Seen To Be Believed" - MTV USA

"Mind Blowing Music Vid" - Idolator

"DIY! Just The Way We Like It" – Filter Magazine

"Coolest Video Of The Year" – Much Music

“Explains the band, "Americanarama" is "the 'Human 8-bit Video'" and "a guy in one of the cells also played the serial killer on season five of The Wire." The more you know.” NY Magazine

Hollerado is one of Canada’s fastest rising bands, an intensely loveable quartet that’s earned its stripes playing with Dead Weather, Fucked Up, Black Lips, Weezer, Titus Andronicus, Fang Island, Andrew WK and others.

Their debut “Record In A Bag” (Royal Mountain Records/Arts&Crafts) is uniquely packaged on cd/vinyl in actual Ziploc baggies with stickers, prizes and extra goodies, available at http://www.galleryac.com and is also available at all digital outlets.

Hollerado merchandise online: http://www.galleryac.com/artists/hollerado.html

HOLLERADO ON TOUR NOW WITH FREE ENERGY & FOXY SHAZAM

10/18 COLUMBUS, OH - The Summit

10/19 NASHVILLE, TN - The End

10/20 ST. LOUIS, MO - The Old Rock

10/21 KANSAS CITY, MO - Record Bar

10/22 DALLAS, TX - The Loft

10/23 AUSTIN, TX - The Mohawk

10/25 PHOENIX, AZ - Rhythm Room

10/26 SAN DIEGO, CA - 710 Beach Club

10/28 LOS ANGELES, CA - The Troubadour

10/29 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Slim's

10/30 SAN JOSE, CA - The Bank Club

11/10 PORTAND, OR - The Doug Fir

11/11 SEATTLE, WA - Crocodile

11/12 VANCOUVER, BC - The Media Club

11/14 EDMONTON, AB - The Pawn Shop

11/15 CALGARY, AB VENUE - Republik

11/16 SASKATOON, SK - Amigos

11/17 WINNIPEG, MB - The Pyramid

11/18 MINNEAPOLIS, MN - 400 Bar

11/19 CHICAGO, IL - Lincoln Hall

11/20 INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Radio Radio

11/21 CLEVELAND, OH - Grog Shop

11/22 ALBANY, NY - Valentine's

11/23 BOSTON, MA - Paradise

11/24 NEW YORK, NY - Bowery Ballroom

11/26 BROOKLYN, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg

11/27 PHILADELPHIA, PA - TLA

12/1 WASHINGTON, DC - RNR Hotel

Hollerado’s “Human 8-bit” video Americanarama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whv1tLqKZig

Hollerado “The Making of Americanarama”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFXYInU4Cuw

http://hollerado.com/

http://facebook.com/hollerado

http://myspace.com/hollerado

http://twitter.com/hollerado

For more on Hollerado please contact Press Here: Jen Appel and Inge Colsen jen@pressherepublicity.com inge@pressherepublicity.com 212-246-2640

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL Premieres “Somebody To Love Me” Video

Mark Ronson and The Business INTL premiered their newest video for the smash song “Somebody To Love Me” from his latest album Record Collection (RCA). Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuF7lKzXSYw&feature=player_embedded

Combining the songwriting talents of Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, Cathy Dennis (Kylie Minogue’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head), Anthony Rossomando of Dirty Pretty Things/Klaxons and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, “Somebody To Love Me’s” smooth tribal beat gives this track a thoroughly modern shot of supercharged soul.

The duet between 80’s icon Boy George and Andrew Wyatt’s pristine falsetto works harmoniously, and when Boy George belts out the Mowtown-tinged chorus there is no doubt that this is one of Record Collection’s finest moments.

Watch Mark Ronson, Boy George and Andrew Wyatt perform “Somebody To Love Me” live on Jools Holland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTd3jvnx_f4

Praise for Record Collection:

“Ronson is the rare DJ-producer who is as fluent with melodies as he is with beats….He's a connoisseur with a heart.” (3.5 stars)- Rolling Stone

“…a fun hodgepodge of original material…the album flows like a mixtape…with Brooklyn funk band the Dap Kings laying down a unifying groove and Ronson’s love of vintage ‘80s synthesizers providing a stylistic thorough line…” - SPIN

“…a spacey collage of Motown soul and ‘90s hip-hop.” – Entertainment Weekly

“...the album is unified by Ronson’s tight production work and his blending of the 1960s soul rhythms… and New Wave-era synthesizers…Mark Ronson makes everyone dance.”- Wall Street Journal

For more on Mark Ronson, please contact: Press Here – 212.246.2640 Chloe Walsh//Chloe@pressherepublicity.com**Gina Schulman//gina@pressherepublicity.com

Jónsi to Take Part in First Ever NPR Music Live Video Webcast on October 17th!

Sigur Rós front man Jónsi will be kicking off his final American tour for his solo debut, Go, this week, including a stop at Los Angeles’ legendary Wiltern Theater on Sunday, October 17th. NPR Music (Npr.org/music) will be running a live video webcast of this Wiltern show in its entirety – a first for the seminal public radio organization’s website – with a second replay of the show the next day – Monday October 18th - for East Coast fans. The video webcast will begin at 9 pm PST. Fans can check it out here: http://npr.org/Jonsi_Live. The page will also allow fans to chat in real time during the performance, and will feature a special live report from backstage at Jónsi’s show.

Directed by Dean DeBlois, who previously directed the Sigur Rós film Heima, as well as the recently acclaimed animated film How to Train Your Dragon, this very special live video webcast is guaranteed to be absolutely breathtaking. Says NPR Music’s All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen, “I’m thrilled that this concert is NPR Music’s first video simulcast. Not only is the album by Jón Thór Birgisson – or Jónsi – just about my favorite of the year, I’ve heard that his show is a visual stunner.”

NPR’s “All Things Considered” recently ran an incredible story detailing the Jónsi concert experience, likening his stage show to a live film. The piece can be heard in anticipation of the live webcast Sunday evening here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2010/09/27/130164130/jonsi

Jónsi’s first North American tour was met with an outpouring of enthusiastic praise from media and fans alike. He played material from his gorgeous solo album, out now on XL Recordings, which received rave reviews upon its release earlier this year. Jónsi’s collaboration with 59 Productions, a London-based design team known for their incredible stage shows for theatre and opera, has created a live experience full of animation, set elements and more that is truly like no other, complementing the album’s innate beauty and complexity.

Check out the list of dates below to see what everyone is talking about

Tour Dates:

10/15/10 San Diego, CA @ 4th and b

10/17/10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

10/19/10 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

10/21/10 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

10/22/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

10/23/10 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

10/25/10 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre

10/26/10 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall

10/27/10 Houston, TX @ Verizon Music Theater

10/29/10 New Orleans, LA @ The Voodoo Festival

10/30/10 Asheville, North Carolina @ Moogfest

10/31/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

11/2/10 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

11/3/10 Chicago, IL @ the Vic Theatre

11/4/10 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

11/6/10 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

11/8/10 Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

11/10/10 New York City, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

www.jonsi.com // www.twitter.com/iamJonsi

For more on Jónsi, please contact: Press Here – 212-246-2640 Jen Appel // Jamie Sherman jen@pressherepublicity.com // jamie@pressherepublicity.com

Massive Attack Atlas Air EP Out November 22nd, 2010

Atlas Air is a brand new EP from Massive Attack, the celebrated UK duo comprised of Grant “Daddy G” Marshall and Robert “3D” Del Naja. The EP will be released on EMI’s Virgin Records on November 22nd, 2010.

Massive Attack has been releasing phenomenal music for over two decades. With five acclaimed studio albums under their belt the band have secured their position as one of the most innovative, beguiling and unique artists of their generation.

Massive Attack kick-off a full US tour in Chicago tonight at the Riviera Theater. The band’s live show is an intoxicating audio/visual masterpiece: the musicians and vocalists perform in front of a spectacular LED light screen with an ever changing array of images and slogans pertaining to the world’s current events. As a respected visual artist, Robert Del Naja works closely with United Visual Artists on the screen’s content. Del Naja also produces all of the band’s cover artwork, including the forthcoming Atlas Air EP. Long established as some of the music world’s leading philanthropists and political activists Atlas Air will continue their charitable work by benefiting War Child an organization that works internationally to provide aid to children affected by war.

Atlas Air features two extraordinary new remixes of the track – available in its original form on the band’s current album Heligoland - as well as a brand new song, ‘Redlight’ featuring vocals by UK songstress Martina Topely Bird. The ‘Goldsworthy remix’ is a cinematic opus while Jneiro Jarel’s ‘Lavender remix’ is laden with Middle Eastern rhythms. The digital version of the EP closes with a video for Atlas Air, a haunting political art experiment.

The EP will be released both digitally and on vinyl. The 12” vinyl is limited to 1000 copies and will come packaged with a numbered screen print of the cover art.

Atlas Air EP Track List: 1. Atlas Air (Jneiro Jarel's Lavender remix) 2. Redlight (Clark remix) 3. Atlas Air (Goldsworthy remix) 4. Atlas Air (video)

Massive Attack Tour Dates (**with Thievery Corporation):

October 15 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

October 18 Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre**

October 19 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre**

October 21 New York, NY Beacon Theatre**

October 22 New York, NY Beacon Theatre**

October 23 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata**

October 26 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater**

October 27 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live**

October 29 Atlanta, GA Fox Theater**

October 30 Asheville, NC MOOG Festival**

November 1 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom**

November 4 San Diego, CA RIMAC Arena**

November 5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl**

November 6 San Francisco, CA The Greek**

November 7 Los Angeles, CA The Gibson**

www.massiveattack.com www.warchild.org.uk www.delnaja.com www.picturesonwalls.com

For more information on Massive Attack and The Atlas Air EP please contact: chloe@pressherepublicity.com // perri@pressherepublicity.com

Comedy duo Tim and Eric Tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Absurdist comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators and stars of the Adult Swim TV series Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Good Job!, will be the featured guests tonight – Wednesday, October 13 - on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The show airs on ABC at 12:06 ET; check http://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live for more information and local airtimes.

Tim and Eric are set to kick off their fourth nationwide live tour, Tim and Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular 2010 on Nov. 1 and wrap up in Atlanta on Dec. 5. The 30+ date tour will include opener sketches, short films and comedy as well as their “band” Pusswhip Banggang, a hilarious send-up of earnest rock bands everywhere. Check them out at: http://video.adultswim.com/tim-and-eric-awesome-show-great-job/the-best-of-pusswhip-banggang.html.

Tim and Eric have also created a special one-hour holiday special, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special, which will premier on December 5 on Adult Swim.

Watch the TIM AND ERIC TOUR 2010 & CHRIMBUS SPECIAL PROMO! VID here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPWZuIAED3U

Tim and Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular 2010 will hit the following cities*:

MO Nov 1 Seattle, WA @ SODO 8:00pm

TU Nov 2 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 8:00pm

WE Nov 3 Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall 8:00pm

TH Nov 4 Chico, CA @ El Rey Theater 8:00pm

FR Nov 5 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom 8:00pm

SA Nov 6 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia 9:00pm

MO Nov 8 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater 8:00pm

TU Nov 9 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre 8:00pm

TH Nov 11 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater 8:00pm

FR Nov 12 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live 8:00pm

SA Nov 13 Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre 8:00pm

MO Nov 15 Kansas City, MO @ Midland by AMC 8:00pm

TU Nov 16 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre 8:00pm

WE Nov 17 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre 8:00pm

TU Nov 18 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre 8:00pm SOLD OUT

TU Nov 18 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre 10:30pm ON SALE NOW

SA Nov 20 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall 7:30pm

SU Nov 21 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak 7:00pm

MO Nov 22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie 7:00pm

TU Nov 23 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom 8:00pm

WE Nov 24 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero 8:30pm

FR Nov 26 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre 7:30pm

SA Nov 27 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (Formally Nokia) 7:00pm

SU Nov 28 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground 8:00pm

MO Nov 29 Hartford, CT @ The Webster 8:00pm

TU Nov 30 Albany, NY @ Northern Lights 8:00pm

WE Dec 1 Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre 7:30pm

FR Dec 3 Nashville, TN @ The Cannery 8:00pm

SA Dec 4 Louisville, KY @ Headliners 8:00pm

SU Dec 5 Atlanta, GA @ Variety 8:00pm

*tour dates may be subject to change

http://www.timanderic.com/ http://www.adultswim.com/shows/tim-and-eric-awesome-show-great-job/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-OFFICIAL-Tim-and-Eric-FanPage/274507413343?ref=ts

For more information, contact Angie Carlson at Press Here. 212.246.2640; Angie@pressherepublicity.com

Download new TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL App, Catch all the Action live THIS WEEKEND

San Francisco, CA – October 13, 2010 – The 2010 Treasure Island Music Festival (presented by Another Planet Entertainment and Noise Pop) takes place this Saturday and Sunday from picturesque Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. Now concert-goers can be even more connected to everything that happens on site with the Treasure Island Festival mobile app. Available for Apple, Android and Blackberry users, the app provides up the minute news and information about the performers, the schedule and map of the festival grounds.

Download your app here: http://treasureislandfestival.mobi/ Clicking on the device of your choice will transport you either to iTunes, the Android Marketplace (which is only accessible on an Android Device), or to the Blackberry mobile web version of the map & schedule for blackberry users.

The Treasure Island Music Festival is well regarded for its efforts in greening and minimizing their carbon footprint. In 2008 and 2009 the festival diverted up to 72% of waste to recycling and composting - the second highest diversion rate at any festival in the Bay Area through the use of Biodiesel generators, the Refillable Water Program and a partnership with Clean Vibes, who provide compost and recycling stations across the grounds and carbon offsets, which ticket buyers could support with a $1 donation when they bought their tickets. The money raised goes to festival partner Sustainable Travel International who promote responsible travel and sustainable development.

For a full list of the initiatives in place at the 2010 Treasure Island Music Festival surf over to their website: http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/2010/greening.php

Please note there is no parking on Treasure Island, unless you have purchased a VIP 2-Pack. Complimentary transportation on and off the island to all single and two-day ticket holders will be provided. Concertgoers can park for free in Lot A at AT&T Park in San Francisco and pick up a ride on shuttles which run on a continuous loop throughout the day beginning at 11:00AM. For directions, info about public transit, valet bike parking and the Ride Sharing program click here: http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/2010/transportation.php

Now in its fourth year Treasure Island Music Festival offers more than just an unbelievable line-up of music (which this year includes LCD Soundsystem, Belle and Sebastian, Broken Social Scene, Deadmau5, The National, She & Him, Miike Snow, full line-up below) but also the Treasure Chest - the incredible village which offers an eclectic mix of the best Bay Area crafters, poster artists, designers and tastemakers sharing and selling their fantastic creations and the Treasure Trove, a DIYer’s haven hosted in association with Workshop, Etsy, GoGo Craft and Smith Mag’s Six-Word Memoirs. This year also sees the first time the festival will be hosting the best of the Bay Area street food trucks curated by Roaming Hunger. With everything from cupcakes to tacos, these vendors will be setting up shop right next to the festival’s incredible 60 ft. ferris wheel.

For more information, please contact: Jen Appel / Sam Orlando Press Here 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com / sam@pressherepublicity.com

Karen Elson Adds Special Acoustic Performance At Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on Oct. 18th

Karen Elson has just announced the addition of an intimate acoustic show on October 18th in New York City. Karen’s stripped down set for this special performance at Manhattan’s Rockwood Music Hall at 8 pm will feature the accompaniment of band members Rachelle Garniez and Jackson Smith.

In addition to this latest show, Karen will also be joining T Bone Burnett in the premiere of The Speaking Clock Revue – a multi-artist concert extravaganza – on October 16th at the Wang Center in Boston and October 20th at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Both evenings of the Revue will also feature performances by Elton John & Leon Russell, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Gregg Allman, Ralph Stanley, Jeff Bridges, Punch Brothers and newcomers The Secret Sisters. Furthermore, Neko Case and Jim James from My Morning Jacket will join the lineup in Boston and New York respectively.

Elson’s newest single, “The Truth Is In The Dirt,” from her critically acclaimed album The Ghost Who Walks which was released in May via Third Man/ XL Recordings, is currently available digitally, as well as on 7" vinyl from Third Man Records, backed with a previously unreleased cover of Donovan’s 1966 song “Season Of The Witch.

Check out the stunningly eery and beautifully creepy video for this latest single, which was directed by Maximilla Lukacs and Sarah Sophie Flicker - two filmmakers who go by the name The Belles Of The Black Diamond Field - here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef2v6heIrLA

For more information, please visit: www.karenelson.com; www.thirdmanrecords.com

Contact Chloë Walsh or Sarah Usher at Press Here chloe@pressherepublicity.com / sarah@pressherepublicity.com

Mark Ronson Set to Perform in NYC and LA, perform on Letterman and Kimmel this week!

Multi-Grammy winner Mark Ronson, along with members of The Business INTL, will bring Record Collection’s (RCA) bombastic dance-pop to NYC’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 11 and Webster Hall on October 12 before joining Miike Snow for two dates in LA at Club Nokia on October 14 and the Wiltern Theater on October 15. Additionally, you can catch Mark Ronson & The Business INTL on the small screen when they perform on The Late Show with David Letterman on October 11 and Jimmy Kimmel Live! on October 13. Furthermore, tune in to WNYC’s Soundcheck on Tuesday, October 12th where Ronson and the band will be performing a mini concert for fans in the Greene Space. http://www.thegreenespace.org/

This will be the first opportunity for U.S. audiences to experience the songs of Record Collection come to life. The wildly inventive tracks see Ronson embracing Brooklyn b-boy sonics, swirling retro synth sounds and propulsive dancefloor beats that have been mesmerizing throngs of fans at Ronson’s recent live shows overseas. Helmed by Mark and including the disparate talents of over 30 musicians and singers from both sides of the Atlantic, The Business Intl includes D'Angelo, Boy George, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Alex Greenwald, Nick Hodgson (Kaiser Chiefs), Ghostface, MNDR, Dap Kings, Spank Rock, Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow), Rose Eleanor Dougall, Wiley and MC Pill. Rest assured, Mark has assembled a very special group from The Business INTL to make the trip stateside next week for these Fall shows. Let the party begin!

Mark Ronson and The Business Intl Tour Dates in Full:

October 11 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

October 12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

October 14 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia (with Miike Snow)

October 15 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater (with Miike Snow)

Watch Mark & The Business INTL perform “Somebody To Love Me” featuring Boy George @ MTV’s Live in Belfast: http://www.mtv.co.uk/artists/mark-ronson-the-business-intl/video/somebody-to-love-me-live-in-belfast

“Bang Bang Bang” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzE5dS6fnFk

“The Bike Song” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVELTxKRoHA

TNT Partners with Lenny Kravitz for Season-long NBA Campaign

TNT announced today that it is teaming up with Lenny Kravitz for a season-long partnership that will feature multiple songs from the four-time GRAMMY® winner throughout its NBA regular season, All-Star and playoffs coverage. The first collaboration between the two will feature Kravitz in a basketball-themed original video performing a new single “Come on Get it,” which will also appear on his upcoming new album, set for release in 2011.

The song will also be used for spots that will run across the Turner-owned and managed networks including TNT, tbs, truTV, CNN, HLN, CNN Airport Network and NBA TV beginning on October 13. It will also be used as a secondary theme throughout the network’s coverage, serving as the primary musical bed to enhance the network’s broadcast elements. A long-form version of the song will appear in late October on NBA.com at http://nba.com/tntovertime, as well as on http://www.facebook.com/NBAONTNT and Lennykravitz.com.

“Everybody knows that it is going to be a really hot season and I am really proud to be associated with the NBA and TNT,” said Lenny Kravitz. “Lenny Kravitz is one of the most original musicians of our generation and someone we were excited to develop a full-season partnership with for our upcoming NBA coverage on TNT,” said Craig Barry, SVP of Creative and Content for Turner Sports. “His thought provoking lyrics and high-energy performances will provide a perfect backdrop for the fast-paced rhythm of the NBA.”

TNT takes the court on Oct. 26th with the NBA’s opening night featuring LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the new-look Miami Heat taking on Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and the defending Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics (7:30 pm ET). The second game of TNT’s exclusive doubleheader features the return of perennial NBA All-Star Yao Ming and the Houston Rockets as they visit the 2010 NBA Finals MVP Kobe Bryant and the two-time defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers. Including the NBA’s opening night, TNT will air 52 regular season games, with 44 as part of its Thursday night doubleheaders, as well as the 2011 NBA All-Star Game (LA) and the Eastern Conference Finals.

Turner Sports’ previous musical pairings for its programming include an eclectic mix of artists such as Kid Rock (MLB Postseason), Bon Jovi (MLB Postseason), Jamie Foxx and Justin Timberlake (NBA Playoffs), Usher (NBA All-Star), Jay-Z (NBA), Pharrell (NBA All-Star), Britney Spears (NBA All-Star), Kevin Rudolf (NBA All-Star), Fort Minor (NBA Playoffs), The Rolling Stones (NASCAR), AC/DC (NASCAR) Buckcherry (NASCAR), Hinder (NASCAR), and many others.

Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class to ascertain a 20-year musical career that revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. He is widely regarded as one of rock’s most respected singer-songwriters. Kravitz is also a multi-talented instrumentalist, producer and arranger, which has resonated throughout eight studio albums, culminating into a timeless catalog. He has won four consecutive Grammy Awards, setting a new record for the most wins in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category. Kravitz’s appeal has also been recognized by his peers; his collaborative efforts are as varied as his own influences. Madonna, Slash, Aerosmith, Jay-Z, N.E.R.D., Mick Jagger, P. Diddy and Alicia Keys are just some of the legends who have sought to work with him. His new studio album is scheduled for release in 2011. For more information, please visit www.lennykravitz.com.

CONTACTS: Carleen Donovan Press Here Publicity (212) 246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com

LYKKE LI TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE: “GET SOME”

Following the announcement of a string of international live dates, Lykke Li is proud to unveil the first taste of her highly anticipated sophomore album in the form of a single entitled “Get Some.” “Get Some” shows our Swedish heroine expanding her utterly unique sound in brilliant new directions; lyrics for the song can be found here: http://lykkeli.com/getsome

Available on October 25th, and featuring two new tracks – the A-side “Get Some” and the B-side “Paris Blue” – these songs will be available to purchase via all digital service providers, as a limited edition 7” in select record stores, and as a free download from her official website – www.lykkeli.com

Lykke Li will be making her only live appearance in the U.S. this year on December 1st, when she plays a sold out show at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge. She’ll be previewing lots of new songs from her forthcoming album, as well as songs from her acclaimed debut, Youth Novels, which landed on many of the year’s Best Of lists when it was released in 2008.

Lykke Li has been holed up in the studio in Stockholm working diligently on her new record with producer Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John, who also produced Youth Novels. Her sophomore album is set for release early next year.

More information on the upcoming album and future show dates will be announced shortly.

LYKKE LI’S UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

11/1/10 Berlin, Heimathafen (SOLD OUT)

11/2/10 Paris, La Maroquinerie (SOLD OUT)

11/4/10 London, Heaven (SOLD OUT)

11/8/10 Stockholm, Kägelbanan (SOLD OUT)

12/1/10 New York, Le Poisson Rouge (SOLD OUT)

Depeche Mode Release ‘Tour of the Universe – Live In Barcelona’

NEW YORK, NY, October 8th-- On November 9th, Depeche Mode will release Tour Of The Universe - Live In Barcelona (Capitol), a live DVD of two recent performances in Spain from their most recent world tour. This spectacular and extensive DVD package will feature 21 tracks recorded over two sold out nights at the Palau St Jordi in Barcelona, Spain on November 20th and 21st 2009. These concerts were part of Depeche Mode's acclaimed Tour Of The Universe, which saw Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andrew 'Fletch' Fletcher playing 102 shows across 40 countries to over 2.7 million people. Their epic trip across the globe was one of the most successful tours of recent history and saw the group performing an array of stunning material, spanning their impressive 30 year history. In addition to the DVD package, the deluxe and blu-ray editions will be released the same day. Both the deluxe edition and the blu-ray will be available exclusively at Amazon.com.

The Tour of the Universe – Live In Barcelona collection comes with a host of exclusive content, including four bonus tracks recorded across the band’s two nights in Barcelona, a tour documentary entitled Inside The Universe, two live tracks filmed at tour rehearsals in New York, as well as Anton Corbijn's specially created 'screen films' for seven tracks plus further bonus montages created from the on-stage screens. The package also includes the four music videos released by the group off of their acclaimed Sounds Of The Universe album, including the GRAMMY nominated video “Wrong,” directed by Patrick Daughters. For a sneak peek of the DVD fans can log on to www.depechemode.com.

’Tour of the Universe – Live In Barcelona’ comes in three formats: Super deluxe 4-disc version (2xDVD, 2xCD): DVD1 (a 21 track live performance plus four bonus tracks) DVD2 (extra bonus content including documentary and promo videos) 2 x CD (audio of the 21 tracks from DVD1) Deluxe version (1 x DVD, 2 x CD): Contains DVD1 and the two audio CDs Blu-ray (2x Blu-ray discs)

Depeche Mode Tour Of The Universe Barcelona November 20 & 21, 2009

DVD1

1. In Chains

2. Wrong

3. Hole To Feed

4. Walking In My Shoes

5. It's No Good

6. A Question Of Time

7. Precious

8. Fly On The Windscreen

9. Jezebel

10. Home

11. Come Back

12. Policy Of Truth

13. In Your Room

14. I Feel You

15. Enjoy The Silence

16. Never Let Me Down Again

17. Dressed In Black

18. Stripped

19. Behind The Wheel

20. Personal Jesus

21. Waiting For The Night

Bonus tracks

World In My Eyes

Sister Of Night

Miles Away / The Truth Is

One Caress

DVD2

Inside The Universe

Tour documentary

Tour Of The Universe / Screens

In Chains

Walking In My Shoes

Precious

Come Back

Policy Of Truth

Enjoy The Silence

Personal Jesus

Tour Of The Universe / Rehearsals

Wrong

Walking In My Shoes

Bonus tracks

Insight

Hole To Feed

Behind The Wheel

Never Let Me Down Again

Sounds Of The Universe - Videos

Wrong

Peace

Hole To Feed

Fragile Tension

For more information please go to www.depechemode.com.

JULIETTE LEWIS Premieres New Video on AOL MUSIC

Juliette Lewis is set to debut her latest video “Terra Incognita,” the third single and title track off of her solo album. The video will exclusively premiere today, Thursday, October 7th on AOL Music (http://music.aol.com).

Juliette's hard rocking attitude and goal to "shake people up," is unleashed in the video as the antithesis of a pop star. “I like the idea of instead of promoting sex, promoting strength and vitality,” she says of the video’s concept. Special appearances in the video come from British actor and rocker, Michael Des Barres, who interrogates Juliette on her music career, and from model Koji Helnwein, as her mysterious dark haired nemesis.

Juliette released her new album Terra Incognita last fall. Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, GRAMMY Award winning leader of Mars Volta, her vocal performances on the album showcase a remarkably dynamic range going from haunting to soulful and roaring. Lewis wrote most of the 11 tracks with long time friend and musician Chris Watson and recorded the album in between both of her and Omar’s tours at the end of 2008. The record was mixed by the legendary Rich Costey (NIN, Muse, Foo Fighters).

After spending 6 years focusing on her music, Juliette Lewis is making her return to the Silver Screen. She recently appeared in “Whip It,” co-starring Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig and Jimmy Fallon. Juliette also stars in “Conviction”, which debuted October 15th, 2010, alongside Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. She will next appear in director Todd Phillips’ film, “Due Date,” out on November 5th with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis.

For more information please go to www.myspace.com/juliettelewis

CONTACT: Carleen Donovan Press Here Publicity 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com

Sigur Rós’ Jónsi Announces Intimate Acoustic In-Store Series: Go Closer

Sigur Rós front man Jónsi will be playing a very special set of free acoustic in-stores while touring the U.S. for his final American dates for his solo debut, Go, out now on XL Recordings. Entitled Go Closer, the series will allow Sigur Rós fans to experience Jonsi’s music like never before in completely intimate settings, stripped down to its most basic elements. Information about participating stores can be found here: http://jonsi.com/go_closer. The schedule for this series is also listed below, along with Jónsi’s fall tour dates.

Jónsi’s first North American tour was met with an outpouring of enthusiastic praise from media and fans alike. He played material from his gorgeous solo album, which received glowing reviews upon its release earlier this year. Jónsi’s collaboration with 59 Productions, a London-based design team known for their incredible stage shows for theatre and opera, has created a live experience full of animation, set elements and more that is truly like no other, complementing the album’s innate beauty and complexity.

NPR’s “All Things Considered” recently ran an incredible story detailing the Jónsi concert experience, likening his stage show to a live film. The piece can be heard here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2010/09/27/130164130/jonsi

Check out the list of dates below to see what everyone is talking about…

GO CLOSER Dates:

10/17/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Vinyl – 5:30 pm

10/22/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ Slowtrain – 5:30 pm

10/26/10 Austin, TX @ End Of An Ear – 5:30 pm

10/30/10 Asheville, NC @ Harvest Records – 5:30 pm

10/31/10 Atlanta, GA @ Criminal Records – 5:30 pm

11/3/10 Chicago, IL @ Reckless Records – 5:30 pm

official store links:

http://www.origamiorigami.com/

http://www.slowtrainmusic.com/

http://www.endofanear.com/

http://www.harvest-records.com/

http://www.criminalatl.com/Home

http://www.reckless.com/

Tour Dates:

10/15/10 San Diego, CA @ 4th and b

10/17/10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

10/19/10 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

10/21/10 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

10/22/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

10/23/10 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

10/25/10 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre

10/26/10 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall

10/27/10 Houston, TX @ Verizon Music Theater

10/29/10 New Orleans, LA @ The Voodoo Festival

10/30/10 Asheville, North Carolina @ Moogfest

10/31/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

11/2/10 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

11/3/10 Chicago, IL @ the Vic Theatre

11/4/10 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

11/6/10 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

11/8/10 Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

11/10/10 New York City, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

www.jonsi.com // www.twitter.com/iamJonsi

For more on Jónsi, please contact: Press Here – 212-246-2640 Jen Appel // Jamie Sherman jen@pressherepublicity.com // jamie@pressherepublicity.com

La Roux s In For The Kill Video Premieres Today On MySpace!

As synth–pop sensation La Roux’s second single “In For The Kill” heads to radio, the stunning video to accompany the track will premiere worldwide today via MySpace. Directed by LEGS (Goldfrapp’s “Alive”), the video was shot at the historic and legendary Hotel Chelsea in NYC made famous by the eclectic and artistic musicians who have made it their home in the past, these include Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Dylan Thomas and Sid Vicious, amongst others. The video is a dark and lusciously rich view into the hotel’s seedy underbelly through the eyes of La Roux’s Elly Jackson who finds herself acting the part of night porter. You can also catch an exclusive interview with Elly and behind the scenes footage from the “In For The Kill” video set on Thursday at 5pm ET/PT on MTV’s new daily show, “The Seven”.

La Roux has caught America’s attention with the smash hit of the summer “Bulletproof," their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut and thrilling performances on Ellen, Good Morning America and most recently, The View. The band are set to embark on a national headlining tour this fall and have just announced that fellow Cherrytree Records label-mates Far East Movement, whose “Like A G6” is at #1 on iTunes this week, will be joining the tour on select dates. New York-based Francis and the Lights, just off of tours with Drake and MGMT have been slated to kick off the evening. Scheduled to begin November 1st at The Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, the tour will take La Roux across the country before wrapping at Terminal 5 in New York City on November 17th. Tickets are available for all dates via Ticketmaster.

What began in London’s burgeoning underground warehouse scene has since landed 22-year-old Elly Jackson, co-producer co-songwriter co-hort Ben Langmaid and their glittering self titled debut a long and impressive list of accolades and millions of fans internationally. Sizzling first single “Bulletproof” has become an instant summer hit climbing the Top 40 charts and making itself at home in the Top 10 with the track selling well over 1.8 million copies on our shores already.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Catch La Roux In Your Town!:

*These dates feature Francis and the Lights as support ** These dates feature both Francis and the Lights and Far East Movement

11/1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room*

11/2 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock*

11/4 Tampa, FL – Ritz*

11/5 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*

11/7 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live **

11/9 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero **

11/10 Washington, DC 0 9:30 Club **

11/12 Providence, RI – Lupos*

11/13 Hartford, Conn – Webster Hall*

11/15 Boston, MA – House Of Blues **

11/17 New York, NY – Terminal 5 **

Raves for La Roux: “Elly Jackson is the perfect… pop star of the moment” - **** Rolling Stone

“…a top 10 smash.” – Entertainment Weekly

“A perfect pop hook backed by bubbly eight-bit bloops” Spin

“La Roux has scored a slew of devastatingly addictive hits (including the disco-inflected “Bulletproof”, an “I Will Survive” for the Facebook generation.)” Elle

www.larouxonline.com

www.myspace.com/larouxuk

www.cherrytreerecords.com

For more information on La Roux, contact Linda Carbone (linda@pressherepublicity.com) & Cara Wodnicki (cara@pressherepublicity.com)

Ingrid Michaelson Set To Perform At Best Buy Union Square On October 13 At 12:30pm!

Ingrid Michaelson is thrilled to announce that she’ll be celebrating the launch of her new single, “Parachute” on October 13th at Best Buy in Union Square with a special stripped down performance for her hometown New York fans. The show is open to the public, starts at 12:30pm EST and will be streamed live worldwide on http://www.liveatbestbuy.com followed by a signing. Don’t miss your chance to see this phenomenal songstress either in person or from the comfort of your home, live on your computer screen! Ingrid will also be performing at the Best Buy Theater at 8pm that night; tickets are available by pointing your browser to Ticketmaster.

Ingrid’s ubiquitous hit single “The Way I Am,” off her breakthrough album Girls and Boys, was not only spun on radio stations all over the country, but was featured in a major national television commercial for Old Navy. She has since sold 2.5 million single downloads, over 560,000 copies of her three albums and “The Way I Am,” was recently certified Platinum. Ingrid has appeared on Ellen, Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Rachael Ray and was the first unsigned musician ever selected as a Vh1 “You Oughta Know” artist. The New York Times has described Michaelson’s unique musical approach as “soulful, idiosyncratic” and Entertainment Weekly described her as “a deft mistress of quirk folk… a grassroots phenomenon.”

For more information, to hear the single or for tickets to the Best Buy Theater show, give us a shout!: cara@pressherepublicity.com // jen@pressherepublicity.com

FREEZEPOP Release Imaginary Friends (December 7, 2010; Archenemy)

Freezepop have always been something of an oxymoron: embraced by both hipsters and nerds; serious about irony; and retro-futurist. They made their first big splash as a synth band in a guitar video game, singing pop songs about rock. Now Freezepop, who have evolved from their blippy beginnings into a veteran multi-instrumentalist four piece, are preparing to release their fourth full-length album, Imaginary Friends, out December 7th, 2010 on Archenemy.

Freezepop was born in the mind of founding member Kasson Crooker (aka “The Duke”) during the idle hours spent tinkering with a Yamaha QY-70 in a van between gigs with his previous band. Upon returning to Boston at the end of the tour, The Duke recruited Jussi Gamache (aka “Liz Enthusiasm”) as his vocalist and Sean Drinkwater as keyboardist. The young trio set forth to develop a project based on minimal synthpop in a time when electropop was still only a blip on the indie radar. In a flash, the DIY machine of Freezepop had developed an ecstatic following in Boston and the Northeast, released their debut album and were soon on tour across the U.S. as well as Europe, where they signed to renowned indiepop label Elefant. It was shortly after the release of the band’s second EP that The Duke started working for a young start-up company called Harmonix, and the rest, as they say, is history. The band’s now iconic track “Less Talk More Rokk” was selected for inclusion in Guitar Hero II. The track became the iTunes #4 dance/electronic single of 2007 and went on to sell over 100,000 downloads. Soon after, the band released Future Future Future Perfect via Cordless/Rykodisc their much lauded third full-length album that matched the runaway success of “Less Talk More Rokk” with fervent excitement among critics. In 2009, The Duke amicably left the band to focus on other endeavors. Sean Drinkwater and Liz Enthusiasm, who had come into their own as prominent songwriters, forged ahead with the writing and recording process while recruiting two new members who they christened Robert John “Bananas” Foster and Christmas Disco-Marie Sagan.

Some may see Imaginary Friends as the grown-up Freezepop. With a whimsical spirit still intact, Imaginary Friends is a more impactful and refined record than fans have heard in the past. For the first time, new songs from this record were tested out on live audiences rather than being crafted solely in the studio, which in many ways streamlined Freezepop’s sound into a focused force that reflects the energy of the live show. Dead-pan vocals from Liz Enthusiasm float over the band’s electro-gadget musings with grace while punchy beats propel the album into pure sonic bliss. Lyrically, the band forms their own binary code of sorts, exploring themes of duality and disguise, with tracks such as “Doppelganger,” “Special Effects,” and “House of Mirrors.” Songs like “Lose That Boy,” and “Hypothetically” offer pop-melodies with a wink, while tracks like “Imaginary Friend,” “Lady Spider” and opening track “Natural Causes” are sophisticated no-fuss dance masterpieces. With Imaginary Friends, Freezepop take the leap from guitar heroes to dance floor legends.

Visit www.freezepop.com to download free single “Magnetic”

Track listing for Imaginary Friends:

1. Natural Causes

2. Lose That Boy

3. Doppelganger

4. Special Effects

5. Strange

6. Magnetic

7. We Don’t Have Normal Lives

8. Hypothetically

9. Imaginary Friend

10. Lady Spider

11. Hot Air Balloons

12. House of Mirrors

Contact: Press Here Ashley Bryan 212. 246 2640 Ashley@pressherepublicity.com

VIDEO PREMIERE: Hesta Prynn Can We Go Wrong

Hailed by the New York Post as “M.I.A. and Miike Snow’s lovechild”, Hesta Prynn premieres the video for “Can We Go Wrong” this week on Spinner! The video for the title track from her recently released EP was directed by Randy Scott Slavin and filmed in Central Park in stop motion. Hesta Prynn says of the video, "The process of making this video was not that unlike the process of making the song. The intro to the song has almost a stop-motion quality to it- I wanted it to be the sonic equivalent of Max Headroom."

Formerly of the rap group Northern State, Hesta Prynn has been building buzz with energetic live performances and a sound that combines distorted beats from a late-night dance floor with the frenetic energy of ‘90’s girl-punk. Her full-length album is in the works with an all-star production cast featuring producer Chuck Brody.

Hesta Prynn will be doing a string of west coast dates with Kenan Bell. Full list is below. She performed at this past summer's Wireless Festival in the UK with Jay Z, opened for Tegan and Sara, and has an unreleased track "Bury Your Bones" featured in an upcoming Volcom stone and veeco films movie "9191" which centers around snowboarder Gigi Ruf. The Pepper 7" is also available including a cover of Butthole Surfers anthem "Pepper" featuring M.Shawn Crahan aka Clown from Slipknot on drums as well as an original "Seven Sisters". Hesta Prynn recently premiered a free download of "Easy Bear" via Stereogum featuring Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav.

"Based on the initial single's death-disco guitar scratch, thumping beat and disembodied, echoing vocals, Prynn's album is one to look for" - Time Out New York

Catch Hesta Prynn’s Fantastic Live Show In A City Near You!:

Oct. 14th - Long beach - Basement Lounge

Oct 16th - Los Angeles - The Bootleg Theatre

Oct 18th - San Diego - The Casbah

Oct 20th - San Francisco - Rickshaw stop

TREASURE ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL Reveals Fan Interactive Elements for 2010

San Francisco, CA – October 6, 2010 – Treasure Chest - the incredible village at the Treasure Island Music Festival (presented by Another Planet Entertainment and Noise Pop) - returns this year to offer an eclectic mix of the best Bay Area crafters, poster artists, designers and tastemakers sharing and selling their fantastic creations. New this year, TIMF introduces the Treasure Trove, a DIYer’s haven hosted in association with Workshop, Etsy, GoGo Craft and Smith Mag’s Six-Word Memoirs. This year also sees the first time the festival will be hosting the best of the Bay Area street food trucks curated by Roaming Hunger. With everything from cupcakes to tacos, these vendors will be setting up shop right next to the festival’s incredible 60 ft. ferris wheel.

Returning to the Treasure Chest this year will be Madu Salon, giving complimentary hair-do’s and trims, as well as The Bay Bridged presenting “Ferris Wheel Confessions,” a chance to unburden yourself of embarrassing personal shame and earn a glorious free ride on the 60-foot high Ferris Wheel. A festival tradition, M.T. Pockets Traveling Midway of Curiosities and Delights, bring back their host of oddities and carnival games, such as “The Great Airship Race,” and “Bean Bag Burlesque,” Each day near sunset we will pay homage to the great city of New Orleans with Second Line performances from The San Francisco Bourbon Kings and Brass Mafia.

For one of the most unique ways to stay energized, don’t miss the Silent Disco presented by vitaminwater. Bust a move to the latest dance beats – broadcast directly into your ears as Live DJs spin for the headphoned masses. Don’t miss DJ sets from Mochipet, MoPo: AKA Motion Potion, 2Cents & the Colonel MC, Zach Moore, Anthony Mansfield, J.Boogie, Nisus, Richie Panic, Random Rab, Moldover and Tom Thump.

Music won’t be the only art forms on display across Treasure Island, be sure to check out Robert James’ incredible flower sculpture, Wish, and Robert Bose’s ethereal Balloon Chains. Dubbo brings their amazing visuals to the Bridge Stage using live camera feeds, animation and sampled visual media that wreak havoc on your eyeballs. A 30-foot live mural wall, presented by Pacific Art Collective and featuring the finest Bay Area graffiti artists will morph as the weekend progresses.

Festival goers can also stop by the Verizon Wireless tent for the chance to receive Meet & Greet Passes with The National and Ra Ra Riot, exclusive ringtones, and more, and take advantage of the cell phone charging station, or phone donation program to Verizon Wireless’s HopeLine® program for a chance to win one of many prizes.

Toyota encourages concertgoers to battle head-to-head with friends in the Matrix old school arcade gaming car; grab some candy from the Yaris Sweet Ride; get your commemorative picture with friends in the Corolla photo booth and then take it away in a custom silk screened tote bag!

VIP ticket holders can pick up a redeemable card on-site for $100.00 toward Maui Jim Sunglasses.

Sony's Play. Create. Share. Workshop comes equip with the PlayStation®3 gaming area, and allows fans to capture lifelong memories with their Sony Bloggie MP4 camera.

*All Festival Elements are subject to change.

http://www.treasureislandfestival.com/

K’NAAN Set to Kick Off Nationwide Tour In New York October 9th

Globally celebrated hip-hop MC K’NAAN is set to kick off his first headlining nationwide tour in New York City this Saturday, October 9th at Webster Hall. The tour will encompass nearly 20 dates before wrapping in Seattle, WA on October 30th (full routing below). Joining K’NAAN for the tour are his label-mates, Paper Tongues.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Sat October 9th New York, NY Webster Hall

Sun October 10th Washington, DC 9:30 Club

Wed October 13th Boston, MA House of Blues

Fri October 15th Chicago, IL Park West

Sat October 16th Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

Tue October 19th Boulder, CO Fox Theatre

Wed October 20th Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen

Sun October 24th Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

Tue October 26th Anaheim, CA House of Blues

Thu October 28th San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

Fri October 29th Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

Sat October 30th Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo

The celebrated artist continues to extend the success of his critically acclaimed sophomore album Troubadour, which has been honored with “Artist of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year,” from Canada’s Juno Awards. Most recently, K'NAAN received a nod for BET's "Best International Act" and is now nominated for the 2010 Teen Choice Awards for "Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track” for "Wavin' Flag." His success has transferred to international recognition as he has become one of the most beloved hip-hop stars promoting his powerful message of hope and unity.

These dates come hot on the heels of the global success of his single “Wavin’ Flag,” which he performed at a series of triumphant concert events in Johannesburg at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, including a set at the Kick-Off Celebration Concert on ABC as one of Coca-Cola’s selects for their FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour. Declared the “People’s Anthem” with its message of hope and solidarity, the single has reached #1 in over 15 countries, including Billboard’s European Hot 100 Singles chart, the track also leapt to the summit over Shakira’s official World Cup theme marking K’NAAN’s first European chart #1.

Carleen Donovan Press Here Publicity 212.246.2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com

FLYLEAF Partners with ARTISTdirect.com for “Letters to Lacey” Series!

Platinum-selling rock quintet Flyleaf have partnered with ARTISTdirect.com for “Letters to Lacey,” a special new column where Flyleaf vocalist Lacey will answer questions directly from the fans. Fans can submit their questions here: http://www.artistdirect.com/letters-to-flyleaf-lacey/

Flyleaf are currently in the midst of the second leg of their UNITE & FIGHT headlining tour where in addition to lighting up the stage with their invigorating and inspiring live sets, the band has launched a text campaign to support World Vision’s fight against human trafficking of children. When fans text UNITE to 20222, $10 will be added to their cell phone bill and a donation will be made to World Vision's effort to rescue the children who are victims of human trafficking. Story of the Year is supporting on all dates. For more information, visit: http://www.worldvision.org/content.nsf/learn/globalissues-stp

Praise for FLYLEAF:

“Memento Mori is precise, muscular and alluring…Ms. Mosley sounds more certain then ever, her voice shooting up octaves the more enthralled she becomes.” – The New York Times

“Flyleaf are – as this, their second record proves, a super-tight metal band capable of writing a more than decent tune. Frontwoman Lacey Mosley has a voice that puts Amy Lee to shame and guitarists Jared Hartmann and Sameer Bhattacharya have far more up their sleeves than standard metal power chords.” – Alternative Press

Remaining UNITE & FIGHT Tour Dates:

10/1/10 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion Ballroom

10/2/10 Cedar Falls, IA @ The Wheelhouse

10/4/10 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

10/5/10 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall

10/7/10 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

10/8/10 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

10/9/10 Pontiac, MI @ Eagle Theater

10/11/10 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/12/10 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

10/14/10 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II

10/18/10 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

10/19/10 Chico, CA @ Seantor Theatre

10/20/10 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

10/22/10 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/23/10 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater

10/24/10 Farmington, NM @ Gators Bar & Grill

10/26/10 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

www.flyleafmusic.com

Contact: PRESS HERE Ashley Bryan 212. 246.2640 ashley@pressherepublicity.com

Suckers Premiere Final “A Mind I Knew” Video on IFC.com

Frenchkiss quartet Suckers, who have each created their own video for the Wild Smile track “A Mind I Knew,” just premiered the final clip yesterday on IFC.com. This cut, directed by singer/guitarist Austin Fisher, features “found CGI scrapes and tests,” he relayed to IFC. “I like how unnatural and creepy things get when an amateur animator is simply trying to create an animation which depicts human hair swinging naturally or a woman smiling. It’s an innocent gesture but the result seems totally wrong in the end.” Watch it here: http://www.ifc.com/news/2010/10/exclusive-premiere-suckers---a.php

IFC.com also featured singer/guitarist Quinn Walker’s version, featuring found home video footage, which premiered on Stereogum a couple of weeks ago. Multi-instrumentalist Pan’s video premiered on My Old Kentucky Blog last week, while drummer Brian Aiken’s clip was the first to see the light of day when it debuted last month on Pitchfork TV.

Suckers are currently on the road with Portland trio Menomena.

Tour Dates:

10-05 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church #

10-06 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #

10-07 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle #

10-08 Atlanta, GA – The Variety Playhouse #

10-09 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge #

10-18 Dublin, Ireland – Olympia *

10-19 Cardiff, Wales – Millenium Center *

10-20 Manchester, England – Academy 2/1 *

10-21 London, England – Roundhouse *

10-22 Nottingham, England – Trent University *

10-23 Newcastle, England – O2 Academy *

10-24 Glasgow, Scotland – ABC *

10-26 Paris, France – Bataclan *

10-27 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Den Atelier *

10-28 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique *

10-29 Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg *

10-30 Utrecht, Holland – Tivoli *

10-31 Berlin, Germany – Maria *

# = w/Menomena

* = w/Yeasayer

THE MOONDOGGIES PREMIERE FIRST MUSIC VIDEO FROM TIDELANDS

Seattle’s Moondoggies release their first music video today for the track “Empress of the North” from Tidelands. The hand-drawn, animated video was conceived and executed by Washington State animator Drew Christie. The video, inspired by the band’s wistful acoustic ballad, is set in the stark landscapes of the North and involves a bearded, seafaring protagonist who journeys far and long to get to the “heart” – literally - of his destination.

Says Consequence of Sound, who’s hosting the premiere, “Once he’s got what he’s been searching for, well, you can probably figure out what sort of revelation he experiences. Doesn’t mean the trip there wasn’t worth it, though.”

View Empress of the North here: http://consequenceofsound.net/2010/10/05/watch-the-moondoggies-empress-of-the-north-cos-premiere/

Catch the Moondoggies on tour with Dawes in November. The band is adding additional headlining dates, including Seattle on Saturday, October 9 at the Pyramid Alehouse (CD release show!), New York show on Wednesday, October 27 at the Mercury Lounge and Chicago on Wednesday, November 10 at Schubas.

Tidelands, which hits stores October 12th via Hardly Art, is available for listening right now at the band’s Facebook page.

Call for more information or to be serviced with the album.

Links: www.myspace.com/themoondoggies www.moondoggiesmusic.com

The Moondoggies 2010 Tour Dates: * w/ Dawes

10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Pyramid Alehouse

10/27 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas

11/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

11/12 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre *

11/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall *

11/14 – Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop *

11/15 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive *

11/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room *

11/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *

11/21 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club *

11/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *

11/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Casbah *

Maroon 5 Kick Off Second Leg of Nationwide Tour

Maroon 5 is getting ready to hit the road again for the second leg of their nationwide “Palm Trees and Power Lines” tour. Kicking off Wednesday, October 6th in Santa Barbara, CA at the Santa Barbara Bowl, these dates are in support of their third studio album, Hands All Over. Released on September 21st, the “Mutt” Lange produced album has been met by critical praise with Rolling Stone calling it their “brightest sounding and poppiest album yet” and People magazine calling the band’s body of work “a consistently rewarding collection.” The band’s first single “Misery,” reached the top 10 on the Top 40 radio airplay chart, and currently sits at #1 on the Hot AC chart.

In addition to the album, Maroon 5 also debuted their Official iPhone and iPad App on September 21st. The app features a wide variety of exclusive content, including a unique timeline function showcasing photos and video of the group in their early days, and also the ability for fans to find out where Maroon 5 will be playing and purchase concert tickets. Other unique functions allow fans to create playlists from all their favorite songs, watch their favorite music videos and also check out original webisodes.

Joining Maroon 5 for these dates are an exciting group of rotating special guests, including: OneRepublic, Bruno Mars and Ry Cuming.

Confirmed dates for the first leg are as follows:

October 6th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl (w/ OneRepublic, Ry Cuming)

October 8th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre (w/ OneRepublic, Ry Cuming)

October 9th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre (w/ OneRepublic, Ry Cuming)

October 10th Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre (w/ OneRepublic, Ry Cuming)

October 12th Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome (w/ OneRepublic, Bruno Mars)

October 14th Fresno, CA Save Mart Center (w/ OneRepublic, Bruno Mars)

October 15th Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena (w/ OneRepublic, Bruno Mars)

October 16th San Diego, CA Viejas Arena (w/ OneRepublic, Bruno Mars)

October 19th Tulsa, OK BOK Center (w/ OneRepublic, Ry Cuming)

October 21st Dallas, TX SuperPages.com Center (w/ OneRepublic, Ry Cuming)

October 22nd Houston, TX The Woodlands (w/ OneRepublic, Ry Cuming)

October 23rd Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Casino (w/ OneRepublic)

October 27th Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion (w/ OneRepublic, Ry Cuming)

October 28th Minneapolis, MN Target Center (w/ OneRepublic, Ry Cuming)

October 29th Mahnomen, MN Shooting Star Casino (w/ Ry Cuming)

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CONTACT: Press Here Publicity Carleen Donovan 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com Tour Press Inquiries: Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com

Watch “Human 8-bit” Video by Hollerado

Canada’s most loveable indie rock outfit, Hollerado, debut their innovative new video for their song “Americanarama,” a so-called “human 8-bit video” that makes astounding use of card stunts and visual trickery that will dazzle and delight the eyes. Loaded with many “how did they do that?” moments like “Human Pong” and “Human Space Invaders” and more, the video is an incredible achievement in low-budget filmmaking.

Hollerado’s Americanarama video was made possible with: • 420 memorized sequences • All shot in one extremely slow take • Days of advanced planning and painting by hand • 24 stage-hands memorized their own sequence in order for the entire grid to work as a whole. • Low Budget Awesome!

Director Greg Jardin visually complements the band’s lo-fi, do-it-yourself aesthetic, and it revolves around a simple camera setup capturing an involved choreographed group performance of 24 people and the band. For the shoot, the song was slowed down by 400%, so each take took about thirteen and a half minutes. This was basically the only way that the 24 stagehands would have enough time to hit all of their cues. This meant that the band members had to perform the song four times as slow, which in turn, yielded a jittery, spastically comedic result.

Go here to watch the Filter Magazine exclusive premiere of the video: http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/media/entry/hollerdo_human_8-bit_filter_premiere

Hollerado is one of Canada’s fastest rising bands, an intensely loveable quartet that’s earned its stripes playing with Dead Weather, Fucked Up, Black Lips, Weezer, Titus Andronicus, Fang Island, Andrew WK and others.

Their debut “Record In A Bag” (Royal Mountain Records/Arts&Crafts) is uniquely packaged on cd/vinyl in actual Ziploc baggies with stickers, prizes and extra goodies, available at http://www.galleryac.com and is also available at all digital outlets.

http://www.hollerado.com

http://www.myspace.com/hollerado

Hollerado - Americanarama video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whv1tLqKZig

For more on Hollerado and the unbelievably amazing video “Americanarama”, please contact Press Here: Jen Appel and Inge Colsen jen@pressherepublicity.com inge@pressherepublicity.com 212-246-2640

Hollerado Tours this fall with Free Energy

Hollerado will now set out across North America on tour with Philly buzz rockers Free Energy this fall. See tour dates below:

Hollerado Live On Tour With Free Energy

10/12/10 – Portland, ME @ Space

10/13/10 – Providence, RI @ Jerky’s Music Hall

10/14/10 – Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome

10/16/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe

10/18/10 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit

10/19/10 – Nashville, TN @ The End

10/20/10 – St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House

10/21/10 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar

10/23/10 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk

10/25/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

10/26/10 – San Diego, CA @ 710 Beach Club

10/28/10 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour

10/29/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims

10/30/10 – San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club

11/10/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

11/11/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Café

11/12/10 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club

11/14/10 – Edmonton, AV @ The Pawn Shop

11/15/10 – Calgary, AB @ The Republik

11/16/10 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos

11/17/10 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid

11/18/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar

11/19/10 – Chicago, IL @ Shazam

11/20/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio

11/21/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

11/22/10 – Albany, NY @ Valentines

11/23/10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

11/24/10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

11/26/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg

11/27/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts

12/01/10 – Washington DC @ Rock And Roll Hotel

For more on Hollerado and the unbelievably amazing video “Americanarama”, please contact Press Here: Jen Appel and Inge Colsen jen@pressherepublicity.com inge@pressherepublicity.com 212-246-2640

Massive Attack Donate Proceeds of Lincoln Car Commercial To Clean-Up Efforts In The Gulf of Mexico

Massive Attack will donate their income from the upcoming Lincoln car commercial to clean up operations in the Gulf. This is the first time in their 20+-year career that Massive Attack have permitted their music to be used in a car commercial. The band saw the offer from Lincoln as an opportunity to help environmental groups currently working to clean up after the ecological tragedy created by the BP oil spill disaster.

Massive Attack’s Robert “3D” Del Naja and Grant “Daddy G” Marshall will donate their Lincoln car commercial proceeds to Save Our Gulf, an initiative of the Waterkeeper Alliance.

Massive Attack have a precedent of donating income from synchs and shows including The Red Cross and Hoping Foundation. The new Lincoln car commercial featuring a Gui Boratto remix of “Paradise Circus” launches in the US this weekend. “Paradise Circus” is taken from Massive Attack’s latest album Heligoland (Virgin Records).

Massive Attack begin a full US tour on October 15th in Chicago.

http://saveourgulf.org/

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http://www.twitter.com/massiveattackuk ** http://www.twitter.com/presshere ** http://twitter.com/waterkeeper

For more information on Massive Attack: Chloe Walsh/ Perri Cohen at Press Here – 212 246 2640. chloe@pressherepublicity.com/perri@pressherepublicity.com

MT. DESOLATION RELEASE FIRST MUSIC VIDEO!

Mt. Desolation have released their first music video for “Departure,” the opening track of their forthcoming self-titled debut album out October 19th via Cherrytree/Interscope. Directed by Tom Palliser, the video features the core members of Mt. Desolation – Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin from Keane – alongside friends and collaborators Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers), Winston Marshall (Mumford & Sons), Tom Hobden (Noah & The Whale), Andrew Lowe and band members Jessica Staveley-Taylor (The Staves), Fimbo, Phil Renna, and John-William Scott. Check out the video here: http://www.mtdesolation.com/2010/09/27/watch-the-departure-video/

Mt. Desolation have just wrapped their UK tour to rave reviews and are preparing to take the states by storm with a tour this October. The band will open for Mumford & Sons on a string of west coast dates before heading east for their own set of headlining gigs.

The band recently recorded an acoustic session for Bandwidth, check it out here: http://www.mtdesolation.com/2010/09/26/watch-mt-ds-bandwidth-sessions/

Check out Mt. Desolation’s first U.S. single “Bitter Pill” here: http://www.spin.com/articles/listen-keane-side-project-mt-desolation

Mt. Desolation Tour Dates:

10/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium*

10/20 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield*

10/22 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*

10/23 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre*

10/24 Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre*

10/27 New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge

10/28 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Theatre

10/29 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room

10/30 Chicago, IL @ Schubas

* w/ Mumford & Sons

For more information on Mt. Desolation please contact: Press Here Chloe Walsh / Ashley Bryan chloe@pressherepublicity.com / Ashley@pressherepublicity.com 212.246.2640

The Greenhornes Release **** (Four Stars) November 9th, 2010 (Third Man Records)

Third Man Records is excited to release The Greenhornes’ first full-length LP since 2002. Titled **** (Four Stars), the eclectic and pointed collection of songs will be available November 9th, 2010.

Formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Greenhornes – made up of Craig Fox, Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs) and Patrick Keeler (The Raconteurs) – have been producing the highest quality rock’n’roll for well over a decade. Between touring the world over and over (and over), releasing 3 full length albums, an EP and loads of singles, and now their newest release, The Greenhornes prove yet again that this isn't a hobby or something these guys are doing between projects - it's their life. Good, old-fashioned rock'n'roll inspired by the likes of the finest R&B and rock innovators: from the The Kinks to The Zombies and The Easybeats.

From the dark pop of lead single “Saying Goodbye”, the glam bubble of “Song 13”, to the moody psych “Cave Drawings,” **** (Four Stars) is their strongest collection of songs to date. Produced by The Greenhornes and John Curley, it’s an eclectic and mature work and very much band’s own. ???? will feature liner notes by Jim Jarmusch (The Greenhornes track, “There Is An End”, was featured throughout Jarmusch’s film, Broken Flowers in 2005) and the limited edition LP will be pressed on four different colors of vinyl. It’s good to have them back!

**** (Four Stars) Full Track List:

1. Saying Goodbye

2. Underestimator

3. Better Off Without It

4. Cave Drawings

5. Song 13

6. My Sparrow

7. Need Your Love

8. Left The World Behind

9. Go Tell Henry

10. Jacob’s Ladder

11. Get Me Out Of Here

12. Hard To Find

For more information on The Greenhornes and **** (Four Stars) please contact: chloe@pressherepublicity.com // perri@pressherepublicity.com // sarah@pressherepublicity.com

Greenland’s Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children play Pop Montreal and Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festiva

The Inuk , Nive Nielsen (pronounced Nehvee), played her very first concert in front of the Danish Queen and performed in America for the very first time at this year’s SXSW. Nive is back for another North-American adventure, kicking off at the Pop Montreal Festival and will make two appearances at Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival in Los Angles. Nive Nielsen and The Deer Children, featuring the band members Jan De Vroede, Tom Pintens, Tim Van Den Bergh, Filip Wauters, Lisa Gamble and Dagobert Sondervan will display their all-encompassing passion for music in general and the ukulele and cowboy boots in specific on stage.

Nive, who is still unsigned in America, won an American IMA independent music award for her “Pirate Song” feat. Howe Gelb in the category Vox Pop (People´s Choice) singer-songwriter/indie. Even though her EP Nive Sings! is available digitally in America, her debut full-length album "Nive Sings - as played by Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children", produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, M.Ward), has thus far only been released in Greenland and has sold 4,000 copies in a country with just 55,000 inhabitants.

Her debut "Nive Sings - as played by Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children" was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, M.Ward) and Nive with additional production by Jan de Vroede and Alain Auger, and has an international and royal set of collaborators, including John Parish (PJ Harvey), Howe Gelb (Giant Sand), Ralph Carney, Patrick Carney (Black Keys), Eric Craven, Lisa Gamble (Hrsta, Evangelista), Alden Penner (Clues, Unicorns), Matt Bauer (Alela Diane) and Arlen Thompson (Wolf Parade).

The album was assembled over a period of two years, partially recorded on cold winter nights, wrapped in the smell of cedar in a tiny attic in Nuuk, Greenland. Influenced by a personal pilgrimage, Nive travelled across the world recording with friends in incredibly diverse places including Bristol, Montreal, Tucson, San Francisco, Ghent and Antwerp.

Besides immersing yourself in her musical landscape where cowboy boots, walking in the snow, ghosts, bugs and naughty reindeer all live side by side, Nive is an actress who you may have seen in Terrence Malick´s “The New World” opposite Colin Farrell.

Even though Nive is an Inuk, a real Eskimo, and doesn’t live in an igloo, her homestead is only a 3-mile bus ride away from the North Pole! Brush up on your foreign vocabulary in the song “Tuttukasik” where Nive uses a very long Greenlandic word: tuttututututuutuuttututuuttututuut. Welcome to Nive’s Eskimo world.

Nive Nielsen on tour:

Thu 9/30/10 Montreal Canada @ Preloved - Pop Montreal (6pm)

Thu 9/30/10 Montreal Canada @ L’Escogriffe (11pm)

Sat 10/2/10 Montreal Canada @ Pop Montreal (surprise show)

Thu 10/7/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Filter Magazine’s CULTURE COLLIDE FESTIVAL @ Taix (10pm)

Sat 10/9/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Filter Magazine’s CULTURE COLLIDE FESTIVAL @ 826 (8pm)

Fri 10/15/10 Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves @ INDO (11:20pm)

Sat 10/16/10 Reykjavik, Iceland @ Havari (11am)

Sat 10/16/10 Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves @ The Nordic House (2pm)

FREE MP3: Good For You (I Would Be) http://www.mediafire.com/?zrojzg5zwnz

See the video for Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children “Room” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9iC0rNELyw

Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children “Good For You” (live) here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdoz6d_sex-room-sessions-2-14-nive-nielsen_music

Maroon 5 Performing Live on Facebook September 30th

To celebrate the release of their new album, Hands All Over, Maroon 5 will perform live on Thursday, September 30th at 7:00p.m PT/10:00 p.m. ET. The performance will be available via Livestream from Maroon 5’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Maroon5. A live chat, also available on the band’s facebook page, will proceed the performance.

The band is currently on tour in support of their third studio album, Hands All Over, released September 21st. Produced by rock studio legend Robert John "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Cars), Hands All Over is a killer hybrid of rock, pop, funk and R&B. The album’s debut single, “Misery,” has already made its way into the top 10 on Top 40 radio chart and has also been racing up the Hot AC chart, currently holding the #1 spot. For tour dates and more information please go to www.maroon5.com.

CONTACT: Press Here Publicity Carleen Donovan 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com Tour Press Inquiries: Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.

Soundgarden Awarded Recognition For Innovative Partnership For the Release of Telephantasm

Tuesday, September 28th—New York, NY-- Last night at the Paramount Lot in Los Angeles, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), UMe and gaming publisher Activision Publishing, Inc. awarded Soundgarden with a platinum plaque acknowledging the innovative partnership and distribution behind Soundgarden’s newest album in 13 years, Telephantasm (A&M/UMe). The multi-label, career-spanning retrospective album was released today inside 1 million copies of the new Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock. Soundgarden’s groundbreaking partnership with Activision marks the first time a newly released music album has been simultaneously bundled with a videogame launch, and it has opened the door to a new type of RIAA certification: recognizing a band’s success based on the sale of non-returnable units from a music label to a gaming company, instead of to a traditional retailer.

“Guitar Hero® is a huge platform for music, and embracing alternative outlets is essential to an artist’s success in today’s marketplace." said Kate Harold, Director of Artist & Industry Relations and the Gold & Platinum Awards Program for the RIAA. "This unique partnership between Universal Music Group and Activision demonstrates the value music brings to other industries and is a perfect example of how modern music companies continue to find new ways to reach fans. I anticipate we’ll be seeing more and more of these types of partnerships and cross-pollination of industries which benefit everyone, especially music fans."

“Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Soundgarden and Universal Music are breaking new ground with this innovative partnership, “ said David Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Guitar Hero. “Soundgarden’s seminal music will be available through all of Guitar Hero’s distribution channels – physical retail, digital download through consoles, and the iPhone – proving that Guitar Hero is a platform to bring an interactive music experience to new audiences and fans. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Soundgarden at such an exciting point in their career. ”

Soundgarden’s first retrospective, Telephantasm includes beloved band hits, deep back catalogue cuts and a never-before-heard unreleased track entitled “Black Rain,” taken from the Badmotorfinger recording sessions. “Black Rain,” called “a grunge grenade” by USA Today, received a 4-star review from Rolling Stone and is currently #8 at Mainstream Rock.

Additional info about Telephantasm versions: All North American Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock launch units will contain the 12-song retrospective disc and will be exclusive to Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock for one week (until October 5). Additionally, fans will get full access to the band’s new album as downloadable content for Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock today with the launch of the game. The 12-song disc will then be available on October 5th at all music retail outlets and on the band’s web site www.soundgardenworld.com.

Additionally, A&M/UMe has released 3 deluxe expanded versions of Telephantasm available today including a double-disc with 12 additional tracks, 5 of which are previously unreleased, and Soundgarden’s first-ever DVD, featuring 20 videos, 13 of which have never been released. Additionally, a Deluxe 3-LP Vinyl Edition and an individually numbered Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition box set are available today. The Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition will be available for a limited time and will include 2 CDs, the limited edition DVD, three heavy vinyl discs, each uniquely colored, a 20-page book featuring rare photos and liner notes by Kim Thayil, Jeff Gilbert and Matt Pinfield, a double-sided panorama poster of the album artwork, an art print of each band member, a litho of the Showbox show poster and more. These 3 deluxe expanded versions are available at all music retail outlets and on the band’s website.

For more information on Soundgarden and Telephantasm, please contact: Press Here Publicity Gina Schulman / gina@pressherepublicity.com 212.246.2640

Jakob Dylan Announces Exclusive US Tour Dates

Jakob Dylan has announced a run of exclusive live shows in support of his critically acclaimed solo effort, Women and Country. The intimate dates will kick off in New York City on October 23rd with a three night stint at City Winery and will wrap with a performance at the acclaimed Voodoo Experience Music Festival on October 30th (see full routing below).

Dylan’s new live shows are happening in support of his sophomore album Women and Country. The album debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, marking his highest chart debut to date. Striking and ripe with sublime beauty, Jakob reaches new majestic heights on this release with his distinct voice and unparalleled songwriting. Recorded in Los Angeles, CA, Women and Country finds Jakob reuniting with acclaimed Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning producer T Bone Burnett (Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Crazy Heart), who produced the Wallflowers' 1996 breakthrough album Bringing Down the Horse. Jakob is also joined by Neko Case and Kelly Hogan on the release, who provide back-up vocals on 8 of the album’s 11 tracks.

Jakob recently wrapped up a tour dates in the United States and London, which included stops at several music festivals including the Luna Lunera Festival in Spain, Quebec’s Festivent, Edmonton’s Folk Festival, Chicago’s North Coast Festival and headlining the Main Stage at the 6th Annual Pleasantville Music Festival.

Confirmed Jakob Dylan Tour Dates:

Oct 23rd New York, NY City Winery

Oct 24th New York, NY City Winery

Oct 25th New York, NY City Winery

Oct 27th Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

Oct 28th Nashville, TN Exit/Inn

Oct 30th New Orleans, LA Voodoo Experience Music Festival

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CONTACT: Carleen Donovan Press Here Publicity 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com Tour press Inquiries: Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com

DELPHIC KICK OFF U.S. TOUR!

Genre-defying Manchester trio Delphic have kicked off their U.S. tour! The tour, their longest stint in the U.S. to date, kicked off last night in Philadelphia and will hit a total of sixteen cities across North America. Delphic will join The Temper Trap on all dates.

The band gave us a taste of the live show that fans and critics in the UK, Europe and Australia have been raving about for months with three special U.S. dates this summer. Released stateside on June 29th via Dangerbird Records, Acolyte has already been making a splash abroad with accolades such as Top 3 placing in both the BBC “Sound of 2010” poll and the Critics Choice Award at the 2010 Brit Awards as well as debuting at #8 on the UK album chart. Delphic’s glorious hard-wired gene pool of anthemic indie and stadium techno comes into its own on the live stage, driving along like a perfectly pitched DJ set that slips in hypnotic driving techno interludes that turn any gigs into a rave.

Be sure to tune in on October 25th to catch Delphic on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic!

Delphic Tour Dates (w. The Temper Trap):

9/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

9/29 Boston, MA @ House of Blues

9/30 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater

10/1 New York, NY @ Terminal 5

10/2 Montreal, QC @ Le National

10/3 Ottawa, ON @ Capital Muisc Hall

10/5 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater

10/6 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall

10/7 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/8 Washington, DC @ Liberation Dance Party

10/11 Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall

10/13 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall

10/14 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/21 San Francisco, CA @ Pop Scene

10/22 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater

10/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

http://delphic.cc/ http://www.myspace.com/delphic http://www.youtube.com/user/delphicmusic

For more on Delphic, contact: Press Here 212 246 2640 Jen Appel / jen@pressherepublicity.com Ashley Bryan / ashley@pressherepublicity.com

Adult Swim Presents: Tim and Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular Tour 2010

From the absurdist comedy of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators and stars of the hit Adult Swim series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, comes their fourth nationwide live tour, Tim and Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular 2010. The duo will be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, Oct. 13, and will kick off their 5-week US tour in Seattle on Nov. 1 and wrap up in Atlanta on Dec. 5.

Much like the television series, Tim and Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular 2010 is a fast-paced, live variety show, complete with short films, parodies, pranks and musical numbers. Tim and Eric will also show never-before-seen videos and clips from their upcoming one-hour holiday special, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Chrimbus Special, which will premiere December 5. Throughout the tour, special performances will include the band Pusswhip Banggang, and comedian Neil Hamburger will perform the opening set.

Tim and Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular 2010 will hit the following cities*:

MO Nov 1 Seattle, WA @ SODO 8:00pm

TU Nov 2 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 8:00pm

WE Nov 3 Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall 8:00pm

TH Nov 4 Chico, CA @ El Rey Theater 8:00pm

FR Nov 5 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom 8:00pm

SA Nov 6 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia 9:00pm

MO Nov 8 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater 8:00pm

TU Nov 9 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre 8:00pm

TH Nov 11 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater 8:00pm

FR Nov 12 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live 8:00pm

SA Nov 13 Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre 8:00pm

MO Nov 15 Kansas City, MO @ Midland by AMC 8:00pm

TU Nov 16 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre 8:00pm

WE Nov 17 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre 8:00pm

TU Nov 18 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre 8:00pm SOLD OUT

TU Nov 18 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre 10:30pm ON SALE NOW

SA Nov 20 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall 7:30pm

SU Nov 21 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak 7:00pm

MO Nov 22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie 7:00pm

TU Nov 23 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom 8:00pm

WE Nov 24 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero 8:30pm

FR Nov 26 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre 7:30pm

SA Nov 27 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (Formally Nokia) 7:00pm

SU Nov 28 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground 8:00pm

MO Nov 29 Hartford, CT @ The Webster 8:00pm

TU Nov 30 Albany, NY @ Northern Lights 8:00pm

WE Dec 1 Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre 7:30pm

FR Dec 3 Nashville, TN @ The Cannery 8:00pm

SA Dec 4 Louisville, KY @ Headliners 8:00pm

SU Dec 5 Atlanta, GA @ Variety 8:00pm

*tour dates may be subject to change

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Call for press, interview or guest list requests: Press Here: Angie Carlson, 212.246.2640; angie@pressherepublicity.com

Fourth Annual Canadian BLAST Showcase Set for October 20th at Arlene’s Grocery!

New York, September 24, 2010 – Hey New York, it’s that time of year again – the fourth annual Canadian BLAST at CMJ is just around the corner and here’s your chance to hear the next great Canadian exports. Come out and catch some of the best and brightest from the great white north when Canadian Blast takes over Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton St.) on October 20th.

This year’s killer Canadian BLAST showcase lineup boasts SXSW critics’ pick Yukon Blonde (www.myspace.com/yukonblondeband) all the way from British Columbia who will be taking the stage here in New York to rock what Billboard calls “a wonderful mix of guitar-led intrigue”. Hip-hop soul duo and Toronto natives Art of Fresh (www.myspace.com/artoffresh) have soared to #1 on the US College charts with the track “Out This World,” they’ll be fueling the showcases momentum with a vibe of the Golden Era fresh for the new millennium. Ontario trio Young Rival (www.myspace.com/youngrival) is sure to intrigue with their catchy garage band meets pop-indie set while Toronto’s hybrid country, bluegrass and blues loving The Beauties (www.myspace.com/thebeautieslive) will shake things up, fiddles, harmonica, rock ‘n’ roll and all... Rich Aucoin (www.myspace.com/richaucoin) rounds out this amazing lineup with what’s sure to be a hypnotic performance, melding visually and aurally thrilling pop-experimental melodies and lighting to get your eyes dancing as quickly as your body will be. These up and coming Canadian artists and their incredible beats are already keeping our Canadian neighbors warm and dancing on those long cold nights, it’s time to raise the temperature stateside as well!

Canadian BLAST at CMJ is a comprehensive marketing, networking, and business development initiative supported by a public/private partnership that includes CIMA (Canadian Independent Music Association), SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada), ACTRA-Recording Artists’ Collecting Society and AFM Canada, OMDC (Ontario Media Development Corporation) and the Consulate General of Canada in New York. Canadian BLAST events at SXSW, Popkomm, MIDEM, The Great Escape and CMJ have generated major international attention for artists like Beast, City & Colour, K’naan, Joel Plaskett, Priestess and Plants & Animals.

Canadian BLAST at CMJ:

8pm – Rich Aucoin

9pm - Art of Fresh

10pm - The Beauties

11pm - Yukon Blonde

12am - Young Rival

For additional information on the artists performing or Canadian BLAST check out http://www.canadianblast.com

For more information about Canadian Blast at CMJ, please contact Cara Wodnicki cara@pressherepublicity.com or call 212-246-2640.

See Jenny And Johnny LIVE @ Third Man Records in Nashville, Sunday September 26th!

While touring the states in support of their new release I’m Having Fun Now, out last month via Warner Bros., Jenny And Johnny (aka Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice) will be swinging by Third Man Records in Nashville to play a set at the Jack White helmed label. The show will take place this Sunday, September 26th at 6pm on 623 7th Ave South in Nashville. Advance Tickets are available from the Third Man Record Store TODAY and TOMORROW from 12-4pm for $3. When fans arrive at the venue their ticket will be stamped, they then have 3 days to return to the Third Man shop if they would like to purchase a black and blue colored vinyl of the show. These are a limited edition of 300 copies only, fans are only eligible if they attend the show!

These two artists have been collaborating on and off for years, each contributing to the other's solo records and live shows, but with this record they had a different intention: using their two voices in close harmony and playing practically every instrument themselves. The result is an eleven song thirty-five minute blast of whip-smart rock and roll. Be sure to catch them LIVE at Third Man Records!

http://www.thirdmanrecords.com/events.html

www.jennyandjohnnymusic.com

TRICKY Announces North American Tour Set to Kick Off December 9th in New York City

New York, NY – September 23, 2010 – Acclaimed musician and producer Tricky has just announced plans for a nationwide tour. Kicking off on December 9th in New York City, Tricky will be touring in support of his ninth studio album, Mixed Race, out October 5th on Domino Records. These winter dates will include stops across the US as well as select cities in Canada (Full routing below).

Earlier this fall, Tricky released the first single from the upcoming album entitled “Murder Weapon.” A reworking of the classic dancehall hit from Jamaican-born Echo Minott, Tricky was determined to hear how it would sound with a female vocalist, in a similar fashion to his reworking of Black Steel with Martina Topley-Bird. He then recruited Irish-Italian Franky Riley to sing on the track. Riley has toured with Tricky for the past two years and will also be joining him for the winter dates.

Recorded in Paris, where Tricky has been residing for the past two years, Mixed Race is his most passionate album to date. Musically his production work takes influences from UK, Jamaican, US, North African and French music. He sets out on his music mantra with the album’s lead off track, “Every Day,” and then proceeds through a lyrical journey with temptation, reflection, mischief and misbehavior. The album was produced by the artist himself and features as always an array of talented singers and collaborators. Mixed Race introduces Franky Riley, as well as guest appearances from Jamaican singer Terry Lynn, Primal Scream front man Bobby Gillespie, lutist/vocalist Hakim Hamadouche, London-based vocalist Blackman and Tricky’s brother Marlon Thaws, who is the thirteenth of his fourteen siblings.

Official Tour Dates are as follows:

December 9th New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge

December 10th Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl

December 11th Montreal, QC Club Soda

December 12th Toronto, ON Mod Club

December 13th Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

December 14th Minneapolis, MN Varsity

December 17th Seattle, WA Neumo's

December 18th Vancouver, BC Venue

December 19th Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

December 21st San Francisco, CA Independent

Decemeber 22nd Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour

For more information, please visit www.trickysite.com.

CONTACT: Press Here Publicity Carleen Donovan 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com

Win Adam Levine’s Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle

Maroon 5 fans will have a chance to put their “Hands All Over” something that belongs to Adam Levine. Speaking from twitter yesterday, Adam confirmed news that first broke on Ryan Seacrest’s twitter page that he would, in fact, give one lucky Maroon 5 fan his personal Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight® motorcycle if the band’s highly anticipated third studio album, Hands All Over debuts at #1 on the Billboard charts.

Fans should go to www.maroon5.com/harley for more details. When and if the album goes to #1 the contest submission will go live! To compliment the grand prize, Harley-Davidson Motor Company will give a full set of riding gear and new MotorClothes to the winner. Also, if the winning fan doesn’t know how to ride, Harley-Davidson is going to enroll them in their ‘Rider’s Edge’® course so they can learn and get their official license to hit the open road.”

Produced by rock studio legend Robert John "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Cars), Hands All Over is a killer hybrid of rock, pop, funk and R&B. The album’s debut single, “Misery,” has already made its way into the top 10 on Top 40 radio chart and has also been racing up the Hot AC chart, currently holding the #1 spot.

www.maroon5.com

www.twitter.com/adamlevine

www.twitter.com/maroon5

About Harley-Davidson Dark Custom: The H-D Dark Custom line fuses minimalist design with vintage style evoking the adventurous spirit of the dawn of the 60’s motorcycle rebellion. HARLEY-DAVIDSON Dark Custom features six compact and individually customizable motorcycles: The Nightster, Iron 883, Cross Bones, Fat Bob and Street Bob and the new Forty-Eight (pictured above). For more information about Harley-Davidson Dark Custom and the “Rider’s Edge” motorcycle training course visit: www.h-d.com/darkcustom and http://www.facebook.com/darkcustom and http://www.harley-davidson.com/wcm/Content/Pages/Get_On_A_Bike/Learn_To_Ride/learn_to_ride.jsp?locale=en_US.

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For Maroon 5 publicity, contact: Carleen Donovan 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com Tour Press Inquiries: Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com

TIRED PONY: NPR WORLD CAFÉ PERFORMANCE, LIVE VIDEOS, ALBUM PREMIERE AND MORE!

Tired Pony - spearheaded by Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck – will be releasing their debut album, entitled The Place We Ran From, on Mom + Pop Music on September 28th, 2010. Featuring the talents of Belle and Sebastian’s Richard Colburn, acclaimed producer Jacknife Lee and more, in addition to guest turns by She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward and Editors’ Tom Smith, The Place We Ran From is a heartbreakingly beautiful album of dark Americana, packed full of the melodies Snow Patrol fans have come to love.

In anticipation of the album’s release, as well as the band’s first and ONLY American shows in New York and Los Angeles, the band have made a series of special live videos, recorded in London this past summer, available throughout the web. Check them out here:

USWeekly.com – http://www.usmagazine.com/moviestvmusic/news/new-supergroup-debuts-live-performance-2010229

Rollingstone.com - http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/207263

Spin.com – http://www.spin.com/articles/watch-snow-patrol-rem-tired-pony

Special interview with Filtermagazine.com - http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/news/entry/tired_pony_an_inside_look_with_gary_lightbody_and_peter_buck

Additionally, The Place We Ran From is having an exclusive U.S. listening premiere a week ahead of its release courtesy of AOL/Spinner. Listen to the record in its entirety NOW: http://www.spinner.com/new-releases

Lastly, for those not in NYC or LA, you can still hear Tired Pony play live, as the band recently recorded a stunning performance for NPR’s show “World Café.” Their appearance can be heard on-air on September 25th and will be re-broadcasted on September 27th. It can also be heard here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129753432

Tickets are going fast for both of Tired Pony’s two American shows – get them now! The dates are:

10/1 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

10/4 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

You can also pre-order The Place We Ran From from iTunes and Amazon.com now. Click below: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/the-place-we-ran-from/id391201517 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Y5NBKO/ref=s9_simh_gw_p15_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center3&pf_rd_r=05YMABQDSK049NCS68KW&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846

www.tiredpony.com

For more on Tired Pony, please contact: Jen Appel + Jamie Sherman // 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com // jamie@pressherepublicity.com

New Zealand’s Zowie Makes American Live Debut

Coming on like a teenage Joan Jett with a drum machine, all Pulp Fiction bangs and kaleidoscopic baton swinging, Zowie is a futuristic cheerleader from planet Wow. A whip-smart 22 year old karate-proficient Antipodean with a penchant for percussion, a hyperglycemic imagination and a dizzying creative ferocity.

Described by one music critic in her native New Zealand as “a tiny dynamo of electrifying, positive energy” Zowie has distilled a bubbling mix of vintage synth-pop, shimmering electro, playground chants and rock n roll swagger to create a moxy-fuelled sound all of her own.

As a beat-obsessed adolescent Zowie matched her encyclopaedic enthusiasm for drumming by mastering everything she needed to fully flesh out her own songs: vocals, guitar and programming. While studying for a music diploma in her hometown of Auckland she created enough buzz with laptop crafted demos to garner airplay on national radio and in the past 18 months she’s performed at some of the country’s biggest festivals – The Big Day Out, Rhythm And Vines – as well as performing opening sets for the likes of The Kills and Peaches.

Recently signed to Sony Music she released her debut single “Broken Machine” in Australia and New Zealand and it debuted in the top 5. Zowie is due to land on US shores in October for shows in Los Angeles and at the CMJ Marathon in New York City. Color us excited. Zowie is due to land on US shores in October for a show in Los Angeles and the CMJ Marathon in New York City. Color us excited.

Listen to “Broken Machine”:

http://soundcloud.com/zowiemusic/broken-machine

Watch: “Broken Machine” official video directed by Special Problems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQMcEMbhack

Watch: Zowie pounds her way into our affections: http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/news/entry/zowie_releases_teaser_video/ “With beats reminiscent of The Knife on a not-so-dark day, and a hint of 80's synths, it's a right catchy tune. Filter Magazine

Zowie First Ever American Live Dates (more to be confirmed):

10/15/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room

10/19/10 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge CMJ

10/22/10 - New York, NY @ Fader Magazine CMJ Event

For more information contact Chloe or Inge at Press Here Publicity: chloe@pressherepublicity.com inge@pressherepublicity.com 212-246-2640

Doug Paisley On Tour In Support of Upcoming Release!

On October 12th Doug Paisley is set to release his sophomore album Constant Companion via Brooklyn-based label No Quarter. The minute we heard this record we knew we’d found something we’d cherish forever.

Nine perfect songs that manage to evoke all of our favorite songwriters without sounding derivative of any. The Fader magazine was the first to agree, “in gooey terms of soul and belonging, dude is in perpetual 1971. A frequent collaborator of Will Oldham, his upcoming second album, Constant Companion, is filled with countrified Fleetwood Mac gold dust, steel pedal folk with an easy strum and an old man’s softened bravado”. With all the warmth of Cat Stevens, the soaring melody of a young James Taylor and the world wearied delivery of Jim Croce, Toronto’s Doug Paisley is a formidable new talent. With the support of fellow Canadian Leslie Feist who joins him on backing vocals and The Band’s Garth Hudson on keyboards Doug Paisley delivers a record to break your heart, and warmly piece it back together again with words of elemental elegance.

Check out this track from Constant Companion: http://soundcloud.com/press-here/03-what-i-saw

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Catch what is sure to be a stunning live show as Doug heads on tour:

Oct 10th Brooklyn, NY @ Zebulon (With D. Charles Speer)

Oct 11th New York, NY @ The Living Room

Oct 12th Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop

Oct 14th Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space

Oct 16th Louisville, KY @ Christ Evangelical

Oct 17th Chicago, IL @ Schuba's

Nov 19th Kingston, Ontario @ Grad Club

Nov 20th Ottawa, Ontario @ Maverick’s

Nov 24th Hamilton, Ontario @ Casbah

Nov 25th Toronto, Ontario @ Glenn Gould

Nov 26th Guelph, Ontario @ Co-operators Hall, River Run Centre

Nov 30th Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre

Dec 1st Regina, SK @ Exchange

Dec 2nd Saskatoon, SK @ Solla Café

Dec 3rd Edmonton, AB @ Artery

Dec 4th Calgary, AB @ Marquee

Dec 5th Canmore, AB @ Communitea

Dec 7th Ymir, BC @ The Ymir Schoolhouse

Dec 8th Kelowna, BC @ Habitat

Dec 9th Vancouver, BC @ St James Hall

Dec 11th Victoria, BC @ Lucky

For More Information Please Contact:

chloe(at)pressherepublicity(dot)com//perri(at)pressherepublicity(dot)com

Johanna And The Dusty Floor Release The Forest EP (Red Valise, November 15th, 2010)

Johanna And The Dusty Floor is the piano pop project of Australian born songstress and pianist, Johanna Cranitch. Now based in NYC, Johanna And The Dusty Floor will release her debut EP The Forest on November 15th, 2010.

The Forest EP is an exciting collection of songs written over a year’s time across the world in places like Italy, Australia and New York. Depictions of nomadic life take form with quirky electronic beats, dreamy piano and lush string arrangements supplied by Sarah McCallum and members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Through the synthesis of these sounds Johanna creates an album of heartbreaking harmonies and gorgeous soundscapes best showcased in the first single “Forest of Sorrows.” On “This City” Johanna shows her love for singers like Kate Bush and St. Vincent. Her melodies leap with childlike abundance and her harmonies obviously informed by her days studying jazz at the Australian Institute of Music. “Witch Shoes” is a haunting power ballad, with intriguing layers of melodies that set the scene for a fairy tale journey. The EP makes a lovely introduction to Johanna’s rich and ripe voice, marked by unique tales and compositions.

Growing up reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales and listening to everything from Gorecki to Fleetwood Mac, Johanna’s intake of literary, visual art and musical influences invoked feelings of fantasy, excitement and escape. Johanna is inspired by all things artistic; visually and sonically. She loves the works of the powerful body artist Kiki Smith and the conceptual artist Yayoi Kusama, who are both strong creative women with vastly different aesthetics that have shaped her songwriting process while creating The Forest.

Johanna And The Dusty Floor will be playing shows in New York to support the release of The Forest, including a Tuesday residency at Rockwood Music Hall in November. We are thrilled to present this amazing new talent to you.

Johanna And The Dusty Floor live dates:

10/15 New York, NY @ Best Buy (23rd/6th Ave)

10/18 New York, NY @ Pete’s Candy Store

11/02 New York, NY @ Rockwood Stage 1

11/16 New York, NY @ Rockwood Stage 1

11/30 New York, NY @ Rockwood Stage 1

Johanna And The Dusty Floor The Forest Track Listing:

1. Forest Of Sorrows

2. Spring Clean

3. Witch Shoes

4. This City

5. Love Is A Breakable Thing

http://www.johannaandthedustyfloor.com/

http://www.twitter.com/thedustyfloor

http://www.myspace.com/johannaandthedustyfloor

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/johanna-and-the-dusty-floor/8812943548?ref=ts

CHIEF Announce Fall Tour!

Following a busy album release week, which saw the Californian 4-piece perform shows in both NYC & LA, Chief headed across the pond to play major UK festivals Leeds and Reading as well as a slew of their own headlining gigs. The debut album Modern Rituals (Domino) gets its UK release tomorrow and the NME raved last week that “Modern Rituals proves a rare life-affirming piece of work...(Chief) swoon to the depths of the human condition, yet always return hopeful and heart-swelling.” Now Santa Monica’s finest are back on home turf for a U.S tour, including select dates with Portugal The Man.

Rolling Stone called Modern Rituals “classic West Coast folk rock like they were baptized by David Crosby and reared by the members of Love”, while the Los Angeles Times said, “this Santa Monica quartet’s sound is as shimmering as a Venice sunset.” and New York Magazine noted that it “drips with the shimmer of the sun”.

MTV’s Subterranean premiered their debut video, for Specialty Radio favorite “Night & Day”. You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLPlfODCBlI You can also check out the deliciously dreaming Super8 found footage in the video for fan favorite “Your Direction”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUjfPVFhxhE

As the sun begins to set a bit earlier, let Chief give you a fall evening to remember:

10-01 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge (part of “Next Big Nashville”)

10-03 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern

10-05 Urbana, IL - The Canopy Club *

10-06 Columbia, MO - Forrest Rose Park @ Mojo's *

10-07 Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge *

10-08 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival (Zilker Park)

10-08 Ft. Worth, TX - The Aardvark *

10-11 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's - Upstairs *

10-12 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *

10-14 Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Soundstage *

10-15 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club *

10-16 Ashevilla, NC - The Orange Peel *

10-17 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge*

* w/ Portugal The Man

Chief are available for interviews! Let us know if you’d like to get some time with them!

Chloë Walsh Press Here 212 246 2640 138 W 25th St 9th Floor New York, NY 10001 www.presshere.com Twitter.com/@presshere

SOUNDGARDEN Debuts Video for “Black Rain” on AOL Spinner

Soundgarden have debuted their brand new video for previously unreleased song, “Black Rain” today on AOL Spinner – http://www.spinner.com/2010/09/17/soundgarden-black-rain-video-premiere/ . The song boasts brand new vocals from Chris Cornell, and additional guitars from Kim Thayil and currently is sitting in the Top 5 at Active Rock radio. It is available now via iTunes.

Directed and created by animator Brendon Small from Adult Swim’s wildly popular and imaginative show “Metalocalypse,” the video takes fans through an epic battle in post-apocalyptic Seattle, WA between an avatar- Soundgarden-manned phosphorescent robot, and a multi-appendage giant monster. This is the first artist-driven music video based off the show.

Says director Brendon Small about making the video, “I’m a gigantic Soundgarden fan and it was so much fun bringing them into our warped Metalocalypse world... Incidentally I have become insufferable to my friends because I won’t stop finding a way to sneak into our conversations that I got to direct the new Soundgarden video... My friend will say "Where do you want to eat?" and I'll say, "Oh I don't know, anywhere, I'm so hungry from directing that Soundgarden video..."

Soundgarden will be releasing their first collection of music since 1996 in the form of Telephantasm on September 28. This multi-label, career-spanning retrospective album includes beloved band hits, deep back catalogue cuts and a never-before-heard unreleased track entitled “Black Rain,” taken from the Badmotorfinger recording sessions. Soundgarden has partnered with innovative gaming publisher Activision Publishing, Inc. to release the album via A&M/UMe inside 1 million copies of the new videogame Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock. This release marks the first time a music album will be simultaneously released and bundled with a video game launch, and also marks the first time the RIAA will be certifying an album platinum in this way. All North American Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock launch units will contain the 12-song retrospective disc and will be exclusive to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock for one week (until October 5). Additionally, fans will get full access to the band’s new album as downloadable content for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock day and date with the launch of the game. The 12-song disc will then be available on October 5th at all music retail outlets and on the band’s web site www.soundgardenworld.com.

Additionally, on September 28th A&M/UMe will be releasing 3 expanded versions of Telephantasm which will include a double-disc with 12 additional tracks, 5 of which are previously unreleased, and Soundgarden’s first-ever DVD, featuring 20 videos, 13 of which have never been released, a Deluxe 3-LP Vinyl Edition and an individually numbered Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition. The Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition will be available for a limited time and will include 2 CDs, the limited edition DVD, three heavy vinyl discs, a collectible poster, lithos, and much more. These 3 expanded versions will be available at all music retail outlets and on the band’s website.

For more information on Soundgarden, please contact: Gina Schulman ** Press Here//212-246-2640 gina@pressherepublicity.com

Young The Giant Announce U.S. Shows with The Futureheads; CMJ Debut

Fresh off the road from a September tour supporting Marina and the Diamonds, Newport Beach, CA, rock outfit Young The Giant have announced additional Fall U.S. tour dates supporting The Futureheads. This run of dates kicks off on September 29 at Seattle’s Crocodile Café and will include shows in Portland, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Denver and Dallas before wrapping on October 12 at Austin’s Emo’s. The band will also be making their CMJ Music Marathon debut at this year’s fest in NYC, playing multiple day and night parties during October 19-23, 2010.

They’ve been quickly winning over audiences across the country and these shows will see Young The Giant previewing brand new material from their self-titled debut album, produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, The Shins, My Morning Jacket) and tracked live at Sunset Studios in LA. The album is set for a digital release October 26, 2010, and a physical release in early 2011 on Roadrunner Records and features My Morning Jacket’s Bo Koster and Beck’s keyboardist Roger Manning guesting on keys. With two songs already being eagerly embraced by music fans – “My Body” and “I Got” have reached #1 and #11 on Hype Machine, respectively – Young the Giant is a 12-song collection that is bound to be one of the most exciting albums of the year.

Vocalist Sameer Gadhia, a charismatic and commanding front man, leads the band’s high octane live show with anthemic hooks and rich, pitch-perfect vocals. Young the Giant’s live set is the perfect way to experience their unique brand of sun-stained, So Cal rock ‘n’ roll. With Sameer jumping between two mics, and even stomping on a tambourine, danceable rhythms and heart-pounding drum patterns give way to soaring choruses and chiming guitars. The band, comprised of Sameer Gadhia (vocals) , Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar/vocals), Payam Doostzadeh (Bass) and Francois Comtois (drums/vocals), are natives of Orange County, but their diverse ethnic backgrounds - Indian, Persian, British, and French- Canadian among them – bring eclectic cultural influences to their music. With band members ranging in age from 20-22, their lyrical and compositional maturity is at the forefront of their polished live show.

After forming in high school and garnering a fervent and loyal fan base through local shows over the years, they released their 2008 debut EP Shake My Hand, which spawned an early version of track ”Cough Syrup” which came a favorite at KROQ and among fans. Since then they have signed with Roadrunner Records, received early support from KROQ and LIVE 105 and have opened for the likes of Kings of Leon, Minus The Bear, The Whigs and Ghostland Observatory. There’s no doubt that Young the Giant are one of the most promising bands to debut this year. Don’t miss them live!

Free MP3 “My Body”: http://mybody.youngthegiant.com/

Video of "I Got" at Salt Flats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji7B_54Cp_A

Video of “My Body” at Sunset Sound Studios in LA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlrrYYPvHFA

Young The Giant Tour Dates:

*supporting The Futureheads

9/29 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe

9/30 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

10/4 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

10/8 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

10/9 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre

10/11 Dallas, TX @ The Loft

10/12 Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounge (inside)

http://www.youngthegiant.com http://www.twitter.com/YoungTheGiant http://www.facebook.com/youngthegiant http://www.myspace.com/youngthegiant

For more information on Young The Giant, contact: Press Here Publicity Gina Schulman * gina@pressherepublicity.com ** Carla Senft * carla@pressherepublicity.com New Media: Inge Colsen* Inge@pressherepublicity.com Tel.212.246.2640

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Announce Fall Tour Dates

Duluth, MN acoustic quintet Trampled by Turtles are returning to the road to support the success of their breakout release, Palomino, on a genre-busting fall tour including dates with These United States, Those Darlins and the Infamous Stringdusters. Palomino entered the Billboard Bluegrass chart at #1 and brought the band national attention. Along with the band’s must-see live shows, the infectious lead track, “Wait So Long,” has become a word-of-mouth sensation, with MTVu now sponsoring the video for “Wait So Long” on their show “The Freshman” for viewers to vote on: http://www.mtvu.com/music/the-freshmen/vote-for-this-weeks-best-freshmen-video-5/#more-29850.

Trampled by Turtles’ blend of dazzling speedgrass coupled with thoughtful, Townes Van Zant-esque originals launched them from hometown phenomenon to national status. Comparisons to the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons followed, but the band’s unique sound, incorporating the band members’ personal musical backgrounds in punk and rock and roll, makes them a hard act to pigeonhole. Trampled by Turtles’ high-energy shows, featuring tight harmonies, dazzling picking and haunting songs is what brings in converts of all musical persuasions – you have to experience a TBT show to understand the energy and connection between the band and their audiences.

2010 saw TBT receive their own star on famed Minneapolis rock club First Avenue. The band also hit the festival circuit hard this year, with blistering sets at fests ranging from SXSW , Del McCourey’s Delfest, Bumbershoot, High Sierra, and Stagecoach, where they’ve been consistently singled out as a band to watch.

Catch them on one of the following tour dates and please contact me for press, interview or guest list requests.

"Wait So Long" official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjdkc14-zwQ "Feet and Bones"

Live at the MPR’s The Current: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7yZqm69QXw

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES TOUR DATES * Co-headling bill with the Infamous Stringdusters ** These United States support % Co-Headline with Those Darlins, TBT close.

Sep 29 - Des Moines, IA @ Peoples Court **

Sep 30 - Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy's **

Oct 1 - Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie's **

Oct 2 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall %

Oct 3 - St Louis, MO @ Old Rock House **

Oct 4 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's **

Oct 5 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck **

Oct 6 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House

Oct 7 - Mankato, MN @ KATO Ballroom

Oct 8 - Fargo, ND @ The Hub

Oct 9 - Rochester, MN @ Whiskey Bone's Roadhouse

Nov 4 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door *

Nov 5 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig *

Nov 6 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *

Nov 9 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *

Nov 10 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (Downstairs)*

Nov 11 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

Nov 12 - Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre *

Nov 13 - Baltimore, MD @ 8x10 *

Nov 14 - Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage *

Nov 16 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle *

Nov 17 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle *

Nov 18 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundro Lounge *

Nov 19 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater *

Nov 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *

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LYKKE LI Announces ONLY American Show of 2010!

Lykke Li is currently in the studio in Stockholm working on her follow up album to her acclaimed debut Youth Novels. This November, she will be taking a break from recording to play five very special shows across the globe, premiering lots of songs from her forthcoming sophomore album. The dates are below. Tickets for these shows are now on sale and can be purchased here: https://secure.gigmaven.com/events/3419/orders/new These shows will definitely be the last time fans will be able to see Lykke Li in such intimate settings, and they are guaranteed to sell out quickly, so do not miss this!

She has also revealed a short film entitled Solarium on her website. Check below for more details.

A MESSAGE FROM LYKKE LI HERSELF: - To celebrate my survival and the fact that life on stage is easier then in the real world, I've decided to go back on the road for a short little rendezvous before I finish my LP. Don't you dare miss it. I'm gonna play a lot of new songs.

SHOWS.

1 November Berlin, Heimathafen

2 November Paris, La Maroquinerie

4 November London, Heaven

8 November Stockholm, Kägelbanan

1 December New York, Le Poisson Rouge

SOLARIUM.

A film by Moses Berkson starring Lykke Li. Says Lykke Li: A major heart break and a post tour depression drove a very delusional LL out to the desert with some friends and a super 8 camera. A major sun burn later, some shattered mirrors, I found myself, my ego, my thoughts, my expactations and my image to be a burden, hard to get rid of, if ever possible? Silence my dear, let the images speak and listen to the sound of my broken drum. How can one just be?

Check it out at www.lykkeli.com

That's all for now, gotta run back to the studio where the magic is currently happening. See you soon. XX Lykke Li

Karen Elson to Join T Bone Burnett in the Premiere of The Speaking Clock Revue in October

Karen Elson will be joining T Bone Burnett in the just announced premiere of The Speaking Clock Revue – a multi-artist concert extravaganza – on October 16th at the Wang Center in Boston and October 20th at the Beacon Theater in New York City. In addition to Burnett and Elson, both evenings of the Revue will feature performances by Elton John & Leon Russell, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Gregg Allman, Ralph Stanley, Jeff Bridges, Punch Brothers and newcomers The Secret Sisters. In addition, Neko Case and Jim James from My Morning Jacket will join the lineup in Boston and New York respectively.

The concerts will be presented in a revue format with a house band consisting of the players featured on numerous Burnett-produced recordings. Tickets for The Speaking Clock Revue will go on sale Monday, September 27 at noon, through Ticketmaster (http://ticketmaster.com).

This edition of The Speaking Clock Revue is presented with Participant Media in conjunction with the release of the documentary film Waiting For “Superman”, from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud), which follows a handful of promising students through a U.S. public school system and offers hope by exploring innovative approaches by education reformers who refuse to leave their students behind. All net proceeds from these shows will be donated to The Participant Foundation to support music and arts education programming in public schools.

Also, be sure to check out Elson’s second single, “The Truth Is In The Dirt,” from her critically acclaimed album The Ghost Who Walks which was released in May via Third Man/ XL Recordings. Backed with a previously unreleased cover of Donovan’s 1966 song “Season Of The Witch,” the single will be released digitally, as well as on 7" vinyl from Third Man Records on September 21st. Pre-sales will be accepted for the vinyl starting Friday, September 17th from Third Man’s website.

For more information, please visit: www.karenelson.com; www.thirdmanrecords.com

Contact Chloë Walsh or Sarah Usher at Press Here chloe@pressherepublicity.com / sarah@pressherepublicity.com

The Dead Weather Release Single for “Blue Blood Blues” in Brand New Format: The Triple Decker Record™

The Dead Weather will be releasing three versions of their single “Blue Blood Blues” this week including, most excitingly, on a brand new format entitled the Triple Decker Record™. The Triple Decker Record ™ designed by Jack White and assembled by United Record Pressing Nashville, TN is a unique 7” version of the single embedded inside a 12” version. Triple Decker Record ™ will be available in a limited edition of 300 copies, 100 of which will be on-sale at the Third Man Records store in Nashville, and the remainder available randomly through mail order and at select brick and mortar vinyl dealers worldwide.

Watch this video commercial for more information on this new vinyl style: http://thirdmanrecords.com/index.html

For those not lucky enough to pick-up the Triple Decker Record™, an alternate 7” version of “Blue Blood Blues” with a double-sided cover will be available as a standalone purchase and comes with b-side “Jawbreaker (live). Tri Color 45s of the single will also be available. The 12” version will come with alternate B side “No Hassle Night”/”I Just Want to Make Love to You” (live).

The 7” and tri-color 45 are available today at Third Man Records and via the web store. The 12” and Triple Decker Record™ will be available in the same locations on Friday, September 17th.

For more information on this release please contact: chloe@pressherepublicity.com // sarah@pressherepublicity.com

BRANDON FLOWERS Releases FLAMINGO This Week; Announces Full North American Tour

The Killers’ Brandon Flowers will be heading out on a full American tour this fall in support of his highly anticipated debut solo album, Flamingo, out tomorrow, September 14th on Island Records. These dates follow a sold-out club tour at the end of August which was met with rapturous response from fans and critics alike. Tickets for these shows will go on-sale on to fan club members on September 15th, and will be available to the general public on September 17th and 18th depending on the individual market.

Brandon Flowers will also be making two very special television appearances this week in support of Flamingo, appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TONIGHT (NBC; 11:35 pm EST) and Jimmy Kimmel Live TOMORROW, Tuesday September 14th (ABC; 12 am EST).

Flamingo, produced by Stuart Price, Daniel Lanois, and Brendan O’Brien, is a stunning 10-song collection from an artist whose brilliant showmanship and powerful vocals have made him such a recognizable and iconic artist. The record is a classic American rock album, full of extraordinary choruses, vast instrumentation and Flowers’ incredible voice, sounding richer and fiercer than ever before. Exuding all that dazzles and shines about his hometown of Las Vegas, Flamingo is packed full of sparkling, stadium-ready songs that you cannot help but sing along with.

The album, which was released last week in the UK and Europe, is #1 in the UK, where it went gold within two days. Flamingo’s infectious first single “Crossfire” is currently sitting pretty in the #1 slot on the UK airplay chart.

In other Brandon Flowers news, the singer recently sat down for an intimate chat with NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, which can be heard here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129751090

He also has a special performance of songs from Flamingo hitting the web tomorrow on Clear Channel’s www.iheartradio.com.

The dates are:

11/10/10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

11/11/10 Oakland, CA @ Fox Oakland Theater

11/13/10 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

11/14/10 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

11/15/10 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

11/17/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

11/18/10 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

11/21/10 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

11/23/10 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater

11/24/10 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

11/26/10 Boston, MA @ House of Blues

11/28/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

11/29/10 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

12/2/10 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

12/4/10 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

http://www.brandonflowersmusic.com

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Wanda Jackson Returns With The Party Ain’t Over Produced by Jack White (Third Man/ Nonesuch Records – January 25th 2011)

Third Man and Nonesuch Records announce the release of the new album from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson. The Party Ain’t Over, produced by her friend Jack White, will be out January 25, 2011.

With a remarkable career that began in 1955, Jackson, credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock and roll song - “Let’s Have a Party” in 1958 – was convinced by her friend Elvis Presley to cross over from country to rock and rockabilly music. Now known around the globe as “The Queen Of Rock” and “The First Lady Of Rockabilly,” Jackson will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Americana Music Awards in Nashville tonight, September 9th. The award – in the category of Performance – will be presented to her by Jack White.

That these two musical luminaries would find one another is hardly surprising. Jackson is an icon to everyone who knows and loves the roots of rock and roll. White, some 30+ years her junior, is one of music’s most enigmatic visionaries. The two teamed up last year to record a 45rpm single for White’s Third Man Records. The vinyl and iTunes release, a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” b/w “Shakin All Over” was a big success and the pair hatched a plan to record a full-length album.

The Party Ain’t Over was recorded in Nashville at White’s studio, where he brought together a formidable band, including himself, Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather/Raconteurs), Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Patrick Keeler (Raconteurs), Ashley Monroe, Jackson Smith and Karen Elson, to name a few, and hand picked the songs – 11 tracks dating in origin from the early 1900’s to 2007. The result: a retro modern collection of music that showcases Wanda, now in her seventh decade and sounding as wickedly charismatic as ever.

From the album opener, the classic Johnny Kidd and the Pirates hit “Shakin All Over,” to the final track from Jimmie Rodgers’ notable blues series, “Blue Yodle #6,” Wanda’s soulful, ripping voice barrels through from song to song, moving effortlessly from rockabilly, rock and roll, country and gospel – leaving a vibrant, distinctive stamp on a release that embraces the past just as much as it embraces the future.

The Party Ain’t Over Tracklist

1. Shakin All Over

2. Rip It Up

3. Busted

4. Rum and Coca-Cola

5. Thunder on the Mountain

6. You Know I’m No Good

7. Like A Baby

8. Nervous Breakdown

9. Dust on the Bible

10. Teach Me Tonight

11. Blue Yodle #6

For more information on Wanda Jackson, please visit: www.wandajackson.com Press Here Publicity: 212 246 2640 chloe@pressherepublicity.com /sarah@pressherepublicity.com

Massive Attack Issue War Child EP; North American Tour with Thievery Corporation

Massive Attack return to North America for some eagerly anticipated shows this Fall. The celebrated UK duo comprising of Grant Marshall and Robert Del Naja and their formidable live band are readying themselves for a coast to coast tour with Thievery Corporation, kicking off on October 18th in Montreal. The tour includes two nights at New York City’s Beacon Theatre as well as a stop at California’s Santa Barbara Bowl. The co-headline shows will feature Massive Attack’s renowned LED light show, devised with ongoing collaborators United Visual Artists.

15 years ago Massive Attack took part in the record breaking War Child benefit album Help, and on the anniversary of that release they’ve announced a new fundraising EP to raise money and awareness for the children’s charity. The EP will be released on November 1st and contains a film of “Atlas Air”, two new remixes, plus a brand new track, “Redlight” featuring Guy Garvey. The 12inch vinyl – limited to 1000 copies - comes packaged with a numbered screen print. War Child works internationally to provide aid to children affected by war.

Massive Attack N.American Tour Dates In Full (all dates with Thievery Corporation):

October 18 Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre

October 19 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre

October 21 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

October 22 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

October 23 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata

October 26 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater

October 27 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

October 29 Atlanta, GA Fox Theater

October 30 Asheville, NC MOOG Festival/Asheville Civic Ctr

November 1 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom

November 4 San Diego, CA RIMAC Arena

November 5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

November 6 San Francisco, CA The Greek

November 7 Los Angeles, CA The Gibson

EP (in Aid of War Child) Track List:

1. Atlas Air (Edit) Film

2. Atlas Air (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)

3. Redlight (featuring Guy Garvey)

4. Redlight (Clark Remix)

www.massiveattack.com / www.warchild.org.uk / www.delnaja.com / www.picturesonwalls.com

For more information on Massive Attack, to set up an interview or for guest list inquiries, please contact Chloë Walsh & Perri Cohen 212-246-2640 chloe@pressherepublicity.com / perri@pressherepublicity.com

THE CRIBS Release New Single and Video: “Housewife” (Wichita Records)

The Cribs have unveiled a brand new single, “Housewife” (Wichita) released in the U.S. on iTunes on August 31, 2010, and on 7” exclusively via the Wichita Recordings web store. Since BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe debuted the song in the UK on August 9, it has climbed triumphantly to its current #1 position on the UK Indie Chart. Recorded during early sessions for the band’s forthcoming 2011 album, the song has incited a massive amount of excitement among the band’s throngs of loyal U.S. fans, garnering write-ups on influential US media websites Stereogum and Filter.com. The new single comes on the heels of several major festival appearances where The Cribs wowed crowds with incredible live sets including Chicago’s Lollapalooza, Japan’s Fuji Rock and the UK’s Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds Festivals. Listen to “Housewife” here: http://thecribs.com

The Cribs - brothers Ryan, Gary and Ross Jarman and Johnny Marr, former songwriter/guitarist of The Smiths - recorded “Housewife” at lauded artist/producer Edwyn Collins’ West Heath studio in London. “Housewife” maintains their distinctive blend of thought-provoking lyrics, raw punk and DIY indie rock influences and well-honed melodies, giving fans one more must-have song from the band’s acclaimed catalogue.

Formed in 2002, The Cribs released their eponymous self-titled debut in 2004 after signing to Wichita worldwide. Their boisterous 2005 sophomore album, The New Fellas, named “Album of the Century” by Q, spawned UK hits “Hey Scenesters,”“Mirror Kissers” and “Martell.” The third album, 2007’s Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever, was produced by Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos. It saw the band reacting against the mainstreaming of indie rock and showcased their ability to make a big statement with their melodies, guitars and fiery lyrical delivery. 2009’s Ignore The Ignorant is their first album with the addition of Johnny Marr to the band and is their most diverse and accomplished album to date, featuring plenty of spontaneous punk, unabashed pop and the signature experimentation for which the band is so well-loved.

They have performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and, aside from headlining sold out US tours, have opened for the likes of the Sex Pistols, Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab for Cutie and Aerosmith. Watch this space for US release info on the forthcoming 2011 album.

Please check out the new video for “Housewife”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKciOAXMxk0 “Housewife” is available for purchase as a limited edition etched 7” and digital download at Wichita Recordings’ NEW online store. Buy it here: http://www.gomerch.com/xrx/body.php?module=store&id=177&q=The%20Cribs

For more on The Cribs, please contact: Wendy Higgs/ Wichita wendy@wichita-recordings.com Gina Schulman or Inge Colsen/Press Here Publicity 212-246-2640 gina@pressherepublicity.com//inge@pressherepublicity.com

Early BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE EPs Reissued

Before there was Broken Social Scene, there was K.C. Accidental. The lo-fi bedroom recordings of Broken Social Scene’s founder/vocalist/guitarist Kevin Drew and multi-instrumentalist/studio mastermind Charles Spearin, K.C. Accidental – a mostly post-rock instrumental project – laid the foundation for the Toronto collective’s sprawling expanse in the form of two self-released EP’s made at the end of the 90’s: Captured Anthems For An Empty Bathtub and Anthems For The Could’ve Bin Pills.

Because they were released in limited numbers on Noise Factory Records, traded amongst friends and hidden in the pockets of Toronto’s independent record stores, these two records have been out of print for five years and have never been available outside of Canada. This fall, Arts & Crafts will be reissuing these seminal recordings in one package on October 26th in 2-LP, 2-CD and digital formats. A pre-order for the reissue is up now on GalleryAC.com. Additionally, Broken Social Scene will be selling this reissue now on their current North American tour (see tour dates below).

Drew and Spearin, who met in 1996, began recording music together on a whim; although they had become fast friends at music school, bonding over a shared love of labels such as Thrill Jockey, Drag City, Touch and Go, Warp Records and more, their first recording was based on an answering machine message Drew left Spearin of a keyboard melody. Spearin built a song around it; Drew fell in love with the result; a band was formed.

Armed with a reel-to-reel 8 track and a DA88, the two set up a studio in Drew’s childhood bedroom, recording in five days and mixing in two, playing every instrument with the exception of trumpet, which was recorded by BSS/Metric’s Jimmy Shaw. Their songs were centered on accidents of discovery, which begat the project’s name: their two initials and an accident. The resulting six songs became the duo’s first recorded collection, Captured Anthems For An Empty Bathtub, handed out amongst friends and nestled in their local record shop.

The following set, titled Anthems For The Could’ve Bin Pills, was a larger affair, sounding bigger and more structured overall but no more hi-tech in the way it was made (still touting the reel-to-reel tape machine and the DA88, Drew and Spearin moved from Drew’s bedroom to some friends’ living room as their “studio” location). The record also featured other musicians, many of whom would become Broken Social Scene’s core members. Justin Peroff played drums on two tracks; Jason Collett played bass on one song; Jimmy Shaw and Stars’ Evan Cranley played horns. Emily Haines sang a duet with Drew on one track, which ended up being his first ever vocal recording. Anthems For The Could’ve Bin Pills was essentially the beginning of the collaborative, communal approach from which Broken Social Scene was born. The sounds created and unearthed in Anthems – the fuzzy overdriven guitar lines, the washed-out synths, the horns, violins, and melodies – helped to set the blueprint for Broken Social Scene’s first album, Feel Good Lost, and their subsequent breakthrough release, You Forgot It In People.

The track listing for this reissue is below.

Captured Anthems For An Empty Bathtub // Anthems For The Could’ve Bin Pills:

01 nancy and the girdle boy

02 something for chicago

03 anorexic he-man

04 save the last breath for me

05 kev’s message for charlie

06 tired hands

07 instrumental died in the bathtub and took the daydreams with it

08 residential love song

09 silverfish eyelashes

10 ruined in 84

11 them (pop song #3333)

12 is and of the

For more information on Broken Social Scene, please contact: Jen Appel // Jamie Sherman – Press Here Publicity – 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com // jamie@pressherepublicity.com

New Studio Album from NATASHA BEDINGFIELD To Be Released on November 9, 2010

Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield has announced the release of her third studio album, Strip Me, due out November 9th on Phonogenic/Epic Records. Recorded in Los Angeles, Strip Me reminds us of the gift Bedingfield has for creating smart, substantive pop music. The album’s first single, title track “Strip Me,” will be released digitally on September 21st.

The Londoner, Bedingfield who now maintains a residence in Los Angeles as well as in the UK, has spent the better part of the last five years touring and promoting her first two albums. Her experiences traveling the globe provided her with a unique perspective that helped inform a thoughtful new body of work. Writing more than 50 songs, Bedingfield, armed with an impressive production team of modern hitmakers including, GRAMMY® award winner John Shanks (Michelle Branch, Sheryl Crow), Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis), Wayne Wilkins (Beyonce, Jordin Sparks), John Hill (Shakira, Santigold), Kleerup (Robyn, Cyndi Lauper), Danielle Brisebois (“Unwritten,” “Pocketful of Sunshine”) and reuniting with Steve Kipner, who produced Natasha’s own smash hit “These Words,” has stripped down her songs to the 13 tracks contained on her newest release.

Each song on Strip Me evokes the innate desires, needs and fears which people feel in these most troubling times. Although the title of the album is provocative, the songs Natasha writes underscore the things that are important to her. Bedingfield’s message is clear. Don’t get caught up in material things. Don’t be afraid to be loved, to be supported, and to be touched. Believe in yourself and follow your heart.

While the album’s theme is soulful, Bedingfield’s gifts as a singer and songwriter continue to reflect that magic spark and infectious pop sensibility that catapulted her to being the first British female artist in twenty years to score a no.1 on the U.S. Billboard pop chart with her first smash hit “Unwritten.” From the upbeat, playful take on fate in the sneak peak track “Touch,” which Bedingfield recently performed live on Ellen and So You Think You Can Dance, to the insatiably catchy first single, “Strip Me,” Bedingfield’s album arouses a boisterous sense of passion that makes one feel like taking on all comers. Natasha’s vision of the future is bright and her album is glorious and adventurous from start to finish. Bedingfield will tour America this fall and is looking forward to returning to the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia to support the release of her album internationally in 2011.

Since the release of her massive debut album, Unwritten, in 2006, Natasha Bedingfield has sold more than 10 million singles and albums worldwide. In 2004, “These Words” became her first UK #1 single, and was followed by worldwide smash “Unwritten” which has been certified double platinum, and became the most played track at U.S. pop radio in 2006. It was also the first #1 pop single by a British Female Solo artist in the U.S. in over 20 years and garnered the singer-songwriter her first Grammy® nomination for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.” Natasha’s success continued with the release of her sophomore album, Pocketful Of Sunshine three years later, which featured the hits “Love Like This” with Sean Kingston and “Pocket Full of Sunshine,” which has sold nearly 3 million copies to date.

For More Information Please Contact: Press Here P: (212) 246-2640 Linda Carbone/Carleen Donovan/Sarah Usher linda@pressherepublicity.com/carleen@pressherepublicity.com/sarah@pressherepublicity.com

INDIGO GIRLS Release Their First Ever Holiday Album October 12

For years, their voices have soared in harmony like the voices of a Christmas choir. Now, more than two decades into their career, Grammy-award winning duo Indigo Girls — Amy Ray and Emily Saliers — are set to release their first holiday record, specially packaged in holiday wrapping (and containing three surprise ornaments packed inside) on October 12, 2010 on IG Recordings/Vanguard Records.

In part, the songs on Holly Happy Days were chosen for their broad appeal. Sacred and secular, traditional and original, the tracks reflect the ecumenical spirit of the duo’s diverse fan base, from Chely Wright’s “It Really Is (A Wonderful Life)” to Woody Guthrie’s “Happy Joyous Hanukkah,” with Janis Ian and Mary Gautier on background vocals. The album also features the Indigo Girls’ arrangements of such classic Christmas recordings as "Oh Holy Night," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," and "Angels We Have Heard On High" as well as three original (and instantly classic) songs written by Amy and Emily - "Your Holiday Song," “Mistletoe” and “The Wonder Song."

Recorded in Nashville and produced by Peter Collins, the duo sifted through hundreds of tracks, arranged and rehearsed songs on the fly, and carved two weeks out of their hectic schedule to record the 12-song collection in May.

The result: a warm, bluegrass-tinged CD that glows with the goodwill of the season.

“I think our fans are already very excited about it,” Saliers says. “We’ve been talking about this CD at our live shows, and the response has been great. And we were like kids in a candy store with these songs — going to Nashville and knocking it out so quickly with these incredible, world-class players.”

The players — including Alison Brown on banjo, Victor Krauss on bass, Luke Bulla on fiddle, mandolin and guitar, Jim Brock on percussion, and Lloyd Maines on dobro and pedal steel — were so solid that the duo could concentrate on perfecting their critically acclaimed vocal arrangements.

Some songs, Ray says, called out for a third harmony part. Julie Wolf added guest vocals on “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” while Brandi Carlile harmonized on several tracks, including “In the Bleak Midwinter,” which Ray describes as one of their mothers’ favorites.

“When the holidays come around,” Ray says, “I hope there are at least a couple of songs here where people will hear a representation of something they feel during that time — whether they celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or the winter solstice.”

Saliers adds, “To us, the holiday season is all about celebrating and coming together and hope for the future and the belief that things can be good for all people and all creatures. So we just wanted to put of little of that into this record.”

From the die-cut ornaments included with the CD to fresh, original songs that expand the Christmas canon, Holly Happy Days is filled with new ways to celebrate the season. There are songs that revive our fondest memories of family and home. There are songs that inspire hope during winter’s darkest hours. And there are songs that remind us that above all else, the holidays are a season of love and peace and majesty and wonder.

The Indigo Girls will be spending the fall touring for their new double live album, Staring Down the Brilliant Dream. Stay tuned for a special holiday tour to be announced soon!

Please contact me for more information or to be serviced with this album.

http://www.indigogirls.com http://www.myspace.com/indigogirlsmusic

MEDIA ENQUIRIES FOR INDIGO GIRLS please contact PRESS HERE: Angie Carlson Tel: 212.246.2640; Email: angie@pressherepublicity.com

MT. DESOLATION ANNOUNCE US TOUR

Mt. Desolation, the new band from Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin, has announced their first US tour. The band will kick off the tour on the West Coast opening for Mumford & Sons, then head east for a string of headlining dates. Mt. Desolation’s self-titled debut is out October 19th on Cherrytree/Interscope. Mt. Desolation’s first single, “Bitter Pill,” will be released digitally on September 14th.

Mt. Desolation made their live debut early this summer with an intimate gig at London’s Luminaire. Within twenty-four hours, YouTube was awash with enthusiastic uploads of live recordings from the show, and critics were abuzz about Mt. Desolation’s haunting, atmospheric compositions. Currently on a full UK tour, Mt. Desolation have honed their live show into a gripping presentation of their beguiling collection of songs.

Mt. Desolation just launched their website here: www.mtdesolation.com

Mt. Desolation Tour Dates in Full:

10/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium*

10/20 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield*

10/22 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*

10/23 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre*

10/24 Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre*

10/27 New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge

10/28 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Theatre

10/29 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room

10/30 Chicago, IL @ Schubas

* w/ Mumford & Sons

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 10th.

For more information on Mt. Desolation please contact: Press Here Chloe Walsh / Ashley Bryan chloe@pressherepublicity.com / Ashley@pressherepublicity.com 212.246.2640

The Klaxons Announce New Album/Tour

It’s been 3 years since Klaxons burst onto the music scene, injecting a dazzling and much needed moment of rave hedonism into the midst of indie tedium with the truly original and enormously influential Mercury award-winning album Myths of the Near Future. The band is back with the eagerly awaited follow up, Surfing the Void. This ten track offering was produced in LA by rock legend Ross Robinson (Sepultura, Slipknot, At the Drive In, The Cure) and written over the course of a three year long musical journey, it’s a brilliantly diverse and engaging alternative rock record. While the record is now available to lucky fans overseas, stateside fans that can't wait can download the album at iTunes on September 21st. The record will see a US physical release in the coming months on tinyOGRE Entertainment.

With the release of Myths of the Near Future, Klaxons burst into the consciousness of music fans everywhere, going platinum in the UK and gold in Australia, France and Japan. Their debut release earned the band a Mercury Award, two NME UK awards (Best New Band, Best Album) as well as two NME US awards (Best International Band, Best International Song). Surfing the Void is already a smash overseas, launching in the top 10 in the UK, France, Japan, Australia and Germany. Following some fantastic European dates this past summer and performances at festivals like Reading and Leeds, the band are set to kick of a nationwide headlining tour on our side of the ocean. Don’t miss your chance to see the band’s riveting live show in a city near you this fall!

We were given a taster of what to expect – or perhaps what not to expect - with the teaser track ‘Flashover’ being streamed on www.klaxons.net and via first single ‘Echoes’ fantastic video. Now it’s time for the full sonic explosion.

About tinyOGRE Entertainment: tinyOGRE Entertainment is a New York-based company launched this year by industry veterans Steven Lerner, Jim Cooperman and Dorothy Hui. With a combined five decades plus of music industry experience, tinyOGRE team’s guiding principle is to form a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship with each of its artists that is based on trust, transparency and an alignment of interests and it is this relationship which will serve to nurture all aspects of the artist’s career. In addition, for each of its artists, tinyOGRE assembles a “best-of-breed” marketing, promotion and publicity team comprised of passionate and experienced music industry professionals. Klaxons’ Surfing the Void is distributed by RED in the US.

Catch the Klaxons Stateside This Fall!

Hoboken, Maxwell’s – 19th Sept

New York, Bowery Ballroom – 20th Sept

Washington, 9.30 Club – 21st Sept

Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg 22nd Sept

Boston, Paradise Rock Club – 24th Sept

Columbus, The Basement – 28th Sept

Detroit, Magic Stick – 29th Sept

Chicago, Lincoln Hall – 30th Sept

Minneapolis, Triple Rock Social Club – 1st Oct

Vancouver, Venue – 4th Oct

Seattle, Chop Suey – 5th Oct

San Francisco, Great American Music Hall – 7th Oct

Los Angeles, Filter Magazine Culture Collide Festival – 8th Oct

West Hollywood, Troubadour – 9th Oct

Surfing the Void Tracklist:

1) Echoes

2) The Same Space

3) Surfing the Void

4) Valley of the Calm Trees

5) Venusia

6) Extra Astronomical

7) Twin Flames

8) Flashover

9) Future Memories

10) Cypherspeed

More on Klaxons: www.klaxons.net www.myspace.com/klaxons www.facebook.com/klaxons www.twitter.com/klaxons

For More Information: Press Here Cara Wodnicki // Chloe Walsh cara@pressherepublicity.com // chloe@pressherepublicity.com 212.246.2640

tinyOGRE Entertainment Dorothy Hui dhui@tinyOGREent.com 212.587.7612

Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew Announce Fall Performances!

Sierra Leonean music sensation Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew have announced select performances at some of the most exciting music events this Fall, including the Future Africa Now: Le Grand Dakar Block Party in Brooklyn, NY, the 12th Annual Chicago World Music Festival in Chicago, IL, the All for Africa’s Palm Out Poverty Festival in NYC, B. Satz All Stars at NYC’s Joe’s Pub and Okayafrica Halloween in Brooklyn, NY. On September 17, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew will also make a special appearance during the African investor Index Series Summit, performing on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Three days later on September 20, the band will play at TEDxChange, an event co-hosted by TED and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to reflect on and further the progress made since the UN founded its Millennium Development Goals a decade ago. Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew will write and perform an original song for this special event. This run of Fall dates begins today, September 7, at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ where Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew open for Toubab Krewe. Whether they are ramping up the energy among a crowd of festivalgoers or contributing their music and inspirational message to events that lend support to African causes , Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew’s captivating live performances never fail to impress. They will be previewing material from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, set for release in early 2011 on One Haven Music/Modiba Productions.

Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew Live Dates:

September 7 Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live – supporting Toubab Krewe

September 12 Brooklyn, NY @ Future Africa Now: Le Grand Dakar Block Party @ Grand St. between Lafayette + Greene Ave. – with Blitz the Ambassador, RES and more

September 17 New York, NY @ African investor Index Series Summit @ New York Stock Exchange

September 20 New York, NY @ TEDxChange (co-hosted by TED and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) Stay tuned to TED’s YouTube clips to view Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew's performance as well as amazing short talks by some of the world's greatest thinkers!

September 28 Chicago, IL @ 12th Annual Chicago World Music Festival 2010 @ Mayne Stage -1330 W Morse Ave., Chicago Il. 60626

October 4 New York, NY @All for Africa’s Palm Out Poverty Festival @ Slate – with ?uestlove, hosted by Sahr Ngaujah from FELA! On Broadway and more

October 12 New York, NY @ B. Satz All Stars @ Joe’s Pub – with John Forte, Blitz the Ambassador, Tarrah Reynolds and more

October 30 Brooklyn, NY @ OkayAfrica Halloween @ a secret location in Bushwick. Join OKAYAFRICA's email list for more details, including the secret location!

www.planetbajah.com

For more information on Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, please contact PRESS HERE: Press Here//212-246-2640 Gina Schulman / gina@pressherepublicity.com ** CarlaSenft / carla@pressherepublicity.com New Media Online & Marketing: Inge Colsen / inge@pressherepublicity.com

INNERPARTYSYSTEM Kicks Off Fall Tour TONIGHT in Boston

Electronic three-piece Innerpartysystem is set to embark on a Fall U.S. tour that will take the band from coast to coast as they play fan favorites and preview new songs from their forthcoming sophomore album, due out in 2011. They will bring their exhilarating live show to cities through September 21 as part of the Nylon Fall Music Tour, supporting Does It Offend You, Yeah? and Kele of Bloc Party. As they make their way to New Orleans to conclude the tour with a performance at Voodoo Experience 2010, the band will be doing a series of DJ appearances throughout the Midwest.

Newest single, “American Trash,” released digitally on May 25, 2010, has been gaining traction at Modern Rock radio – it is currently the #1 most-requested song at Denver’s KTCL – and marks an exciting evolution in the band’s sound. With elements of their rock roots, and socially conscious lyrics ever-present, the band has infused more dance and electronic influences into their new songs, giving the band a newly electro-charged panache.

The origins of Innerpartysystem – Patrick Nissley (vocals), Jarred Piccone (drums), and Kris Barman (synth, guitar) – can be traced to 2002, when Jared and Patrick attended school together in Reading, PA. The duo started writing songs together, inspired by both their love of electronic music (The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Nine Inch Nails) and hardcore punk. Although the intensity of the band’s music has been unwavering, the group began to experiment with dance music and soon saw its style begin to morph, becoming more digitally based.

Since then, the band has toured non-stop, sharing the stage with everyone from Nine Inch Nails to 3OH!3. They’ve had sold out headlining tours in the US and UK, and made a name for themselves at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Vans’ Warped Tour, Projekt Revolution (Europe), SXSW, Give It A Name (Europe), and Soundwave (Australia). They have also managed to make a name for themselves as sought-after remixers and DJs, providing remixes for Katy Perry, Keane, The Killers, 30 Seconds To Mars, Cobra Starship, 3OH!3 and more. Most recently they have signed with Red Bull Records.

Check out the NEW Innerpartysystem fan video for “American Trash”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GKfWaNOhWM

Sign up for a free download of “And Together” here: http://innerpartysystem.com/nylontour/

Innerpartysystem Tour Dates:

*with Kele and Does It Offend You Yeah?

^with Midnight Conspiracy (DJ set)

September 7 Boston, MA @ Royale*

September 7 Boston, MA @ Throwed @ The Middle East (DJ set)

September 8 New York, NY @ Webster Hall*

September 9 Toledo, OH @ Frankies Inner City

September 11 Chicago, IL @ Double Door*

September 12 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line*

September 14 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall*

September 16 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey*

September 18 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine*

September 21 Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box @ Henry Fonda Theatre*

September 24 St. Louis, MO @ Propaganda @ Sol^

September 25 Chicago, IL @ Dolorean Nights @ Linkin Hall^

September 26 Milwaukee, WI @ MOCT^

September 28 Kansas City, KS @ The Midland^

September 29 Oklahoma City, OK @ Robotic @ Kamps^

October 3 Cleveland, OH @ The Get Up! @ B-Sides Liquor Lounge^

October 29 New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience

For more information on Innerpartysystem, please contact: Press Here//212-246-2640 Gina Schulman * gina@pressherepublicity.com // Carla Senft * carla@pressherepublicity.com

FLYLEAF SET TO EMBARK ON SECOND LEG OF UNITE & FIGHT TOUR!

FLYLEAF, the platinum-selling rock quintet whose sophomore album Memento Mori has been heating up the charts, are preparing to kick-off the second leg of their UNITE & FIGHT headlining tour. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia on September 10th and wraps on October 24th in Farmington, NM.

In addition to lighting up the stage with their invigorating and inspiring live sets, the band is embarking on the UNITE & FIGHT tour to give back in an important way by launching a text campaign to support World Vision’s fight against human trafficking of children. When fans text UNITE to 20222, $10 will be added to their cell phone bill and a donation will be made to World Vision's effort to rescue the children who are victims of human trafficking. Story of the Year will support on all dates. For more information, visit: http://www.worldvision.org/content.nsf/learn/globalissues-stp

In addition to the text campaign, FLYLEAF is urging fans to show their support with a contest where fans can submit photos of groups holding hands in solidarity in a human chain, as demonstrated by FLYLEAF (above). Fans can submit their photos at http://amoctone.com/flyleaf/uniteandfight/, and the person who submits the longest chain in each tour market will receive tickets and a special meet and greet with the band at the show. The person who submits the largest chain over the course of the tour will receive a guitar signed by the band.

FLYLEAF fans can catch Lacey contributing her signature vocals to two new tracks – “Broken Pieces” from Apocalyptica’s newly released album, as well as the new single “Courage” from Orianthi, out today.

Head to FLYLEAF’s website to download the music video for new single “Missing” here: www.flyleafmusic.com

Memento Mori, released late last year via A&M/Octone, debuted at #8 on the Billboard chart and reached #1 on the Alternative Album chart and Hard Rock Album chart. Their self-titled debut, released in 2005, has gone platinum.

Flyleaf Tour Dates in Full:

9/9/10 Baltimore, MD @ Power Plant Live (NOT Unite & Fight Tour)

(*All dates with Story of the Year)

9/10/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

9/11/10 Boston, MA@ House of Blues

9/13/10 Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s

9/14/10 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

9/16/10 Richmond, VA @ The National

9/17/10 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

9/18/10 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

9/20/10 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

9/21/10 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre

9/22/10 New Orleans, LA @ The Howling Wolf

9/24/10 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Pavilion @ Concrete Street

9/25/10 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

9/26/10 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s

9/28/10 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

9/29/10 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

10/1/10 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion Ballroom

10/2/10 Cedar Falls, IA @ The Wheelhouse

10/4/10 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

10/5/10 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall

10/7/10 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

10/8/10 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

10/9/10 Pontiac, MI @ Eagle Theater

10/11/10 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

10/12/10 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

10/14/10 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II

10/18/10 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

10/19/10 Chico, CA @ Seantor Theatre

10/20/10 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

10/22/10 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/23/10 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater

10/24/10 Farmington, NM @ Gators Bar & Grill

New Single Maroon 5 Breaks into the Top 10!

Just a month away from the September 21st release of their third studio album Hands All Over, Maroon 5 has already made their way into the top 10 on Top 40 radio chart with “Misery,” the first single off of their new album. The track has been building excitement for the band’s new collection, which was produced by rock studio legend Robert John “Mutt” Lange. “Misery” has also been racing up the Hot AC chart, currently holding in the top 5 at #3. The band is set to perform “Misery” this September on the Today Show (September 21st), The Late Show With David Letterman (September 21st), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (September 24th) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (September 28th).

In support of their new album, Maroon 5 have been out on the road on their Palm Trees and Power Lines tour since July 30th. Kicking off in Saratoga Springs, NY the guys hit 20 cities before wrapping the first leg this week. The tour’s second leg will kick off on October 6 in Santa Barbara, CA.

Dates are as follows:

October 6th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)

October 8th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)

October 10th Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)

October 12th Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)

October 14th Fresno, CA Save Mart Center (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)

October 15th Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)

October 16th San Diego, CA Viejas Arena (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)

October 19th Tulsa, OK BOK Center (w/ One Republic, Bruno Mars)

October 21st Dallas, TX SuperPages.com Center(w/ One Republic, Ry Cuming)

October 22nd Houston, TX The Woodlands (w/ One Republic, Ry Cuming)

October 23rd Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Casino (w/ One Republic)

October 27th Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion (w/ One Republic, Ry Cuming)

October 28th Minneapolis, MN Target Center (w/ One Republic, Ry Cuming)

October 29th Mahnomen, MN Shooting Star Casino (w/ Ry Cuming)

Capturing their first of 3 GRAMMY Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and going on to sell more than fifteen million albums worldwide, Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album Songs About Jane. They followed up with the double platinum album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long, that included hits like “Makes Me Wonder” and “If I Never See your Face Again. The band’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries around the world.

www.maroon5.com

CONTACT: Press Here Publicity Carleen Donovan 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com Tour Press Inquiries: Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com

Katie Costello "The City In Me" EP (Tiny Tiny Records, September 28th, 2010)

As musicians and music-listeners alike venture into a creative climate in which technological elements often define an artist's sonic and visual identity, Katie Costello emerges as a unique & timeless example of an authentic artisan shining and colorful amidst the frequently grey backdrop of modernity. Almost as if her spirit has been frozen in another day and age, her perspective is one that far exceeds her surprisingly young age.

The 5 tracks on “The City In Me” EP clock in just below 20 minutes and offer a rousing introduction to this brilliant vocalist/lyricist, giving us just a tiny glimpse into what we might expect on her full length album “Lamplight,” set to hit in early 2011. It also leaves us wanting more - way more. The EP is comprised of five gorgeous songs bursting at the seams with soaring melodies and bubbling over with insightful poetics. Spend your 20 minutes with “The City In Me” and we assure you, you’ll be loyal for life.

Filter Magazine has exclusively premiered Katie’s brand new song “Cityscape” today. You can download the track here: http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/media/entry/katie_costello_cityscapes_filter_exclusive

Deeply personal, her songs are impressionistic and beckon to the lonely, disconnected nature of our times. Although initial listeners might find a carefree and happy-go-lucky element in the music, the songs are meant to be revisited and experienced over and over again. Katie's songs reward those who delve deeper than what is presented at the surface.

Katie's previous full-length release, "Kaleidoscope Machine," was a vibrant and refreshing collection of identity-searching compositions that got her noticed at a very young age. Nic Harcourt of KCRW immediately spotted her determined and innate creative nature by saying, "It's good to know what one wants to be when one grows up. At 17, Hermosa Beach resident Katie Costello is making her path clear." Katie's music is still on rotation on KCRW’s "Morning Becomes Eclectic.” Her songs have been featured on the CW shows, "90210," "One Tree Hill," and ABC's "Private Practice."

See Katie Costello Live:

08/29 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

10/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Room 5

10/15 Hermosa Beach, CA @ Live At The Lounge

Track listing for “The City In Me” EP:

01. We Are The Way We Are

02. Lost & Far From Home

03. Cityscapes

04. Ships In The Night

05. How Do We Know

For more information on Katie Costello, please contact Press Here: Cara Wodnicki (national press) – cara@pressherepublicity.com Inge Colsen (online press) – inge@pressherepublicity.com 212-246-2640

http://www.katiecostellomusic.com http://www.twitter.com/katiemusic http://www.myspace.com/katiecostellosongs http://www.facebook.com/katiecostellomusic

Karen Elson Video for “The Truth Is In The Dirt” Premieres on VanityFair.com

VanityFair.com is the worldwide premiere host for Karen Elson’s new music video “The Truth Is In The Dirt”. The song is the second single from her acclaimed debut album The Ghost Who Walks (Third Man/XL Recordings).

Directed by Maximilla Lukacs and Sarah Sophie Flicker, two filmmakers who go by the name The Belles Of The Black Diamond Field, the stunningly eery and beautifully creepy video was shot in New York City and on the North Fork of Long Island earlier this month.

“The Truth Is In The Dirt” will be released digitally and on vinyl on September 21st. The song comes backed with a previously unreleased cover version of Donovan’s 1966 hit “Season Of The Witch.”

Karen and her band will be performing on The Late Show With David Letterman on September 2nd. Los Angeles residents can listen to a live session on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on the morning of September 1st.

Check out the video on www.vanityfair.com from midnight tonight!

The Ghost Who Walks is out now.

For more information contact Chloë Walsh or Sarah Usher at Press Here 212 246 2640/ chloe@pressherepublicity.com sarah@pressherepublicity.com

La Roux Announces Second Single, “In For The Kill”; Fall Headlining Tour to Kick Off in November

Synth-pop sensation La Roux’s second single, “In For The Kill” is set to hit radio airwaves in the coming weeks. The track will be available as a digital remix EP set to hit on September 14 via Cherrytree/Interscope with a special edition vinyl to follow in late September. The “In For The Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey remix)” was recently featured on Entourage (8/7) and created such a frenzy with the show’s fans that the single spiked 600%+ that week. The stateside video for the track will shoot in the coming weeks and is set to be directed by LEGS (Florence and the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over”, Goldfrapp’s “Alive”, etc).

La Roux has caught the attention of all the right ears with recent effervescent performances on Ellen, Good Morning America and most recently, The View and the band will appease and then rile up their legions of new fans with a national fall headlining tour. Set to kick off November 1st in Fort Lauderdale at the Culture Room, the tour will take La Roux across the country before wrapping in New York at Terminal 5 on November 17th. Tickets are available now for select dates.

What began in London’s burgeoning underground warehouse scene has since landed 22-year-old Elly Jackson, co-producer co-songwriter co-hort Ben Langmaid and their glittering self titled debut a long and impressive list of accolades and millions of fans internationally. Sizzling current single “Bulletproof” has become an instant summer hit climbing the Top 40 charts and making itself at home in the Top 10 with the track selling well over 1.5 million copies on our shores already.

La Roux’s Fall Tour Dates:

11/1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

11/2 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock

11/4 Tampa, FL – Ritz

11/5 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle

11/7 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live

11/9 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero

11/10 Washington, DC 0 9:30 Club

11/12 Providence, RI – Lupos

11/13 Hartford, Conn – Webster

11/15 Boston, MA – House Of Blues

11/17 New York, NY – Terminal 5

Digital Remix EP Tracklist:

In For The Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey remix)

In For The Kill La Roux (Tim Bran remix)

In For The Kill (Danger’s Ocean remix)

In For The Kill (Skrillex remix)

www.larouxonline.com

www.myspace.com/larouxuk

www.cherrytreerecords.com

For more information on La Roux, contact Linda Carbone (linda@pressherepublicity.com) & Cara Wodnicki (cara@pressherepublicity.com)

HARPER SIMON Debuts Video for “Berkeley Girl” on AOL Spinner

Harper Simon has debuted his brand new video for the song “Berkeley Girl” today on AOL Spinner - http://www.spinner.com/2010/08/25/harper-simon-berkeley-girl-video-premiere/.

Directed by Benjamin Kutsko from LA-based film collective/production company The Masses (Devendra Banhart, Passion Pit, Beach House, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros), the video stars actress/musician Jena Malone (Into the Wild, Pride & Prejudice, Donny Darko)with a cameo by singer/songwriter Henry Wolfe. Shot on 8 mm film in the hills of Echo Park, LA’s new bohemian hub, and drenched in golden light, the video recalls the romantic quality of the great films of the 1970s – a perfect fit for Harper’s classic sounding folk-rock love song written to a friend.

Says director Benjamin Kutsko, “I was really excited to explore Echo Park as a character in this video, as well as the delicate balance that exists between two people whose relationship has moved from lovers to friends. Those are both ‘places’ where I have found some of my closest loves in this life! Shooting on film was important to me; the second the song begins, it is clear that Harper’s voice doesn't live in a digital world.”

Harper Simon has been touring throughout North America and Europe since the release of his critically acclaimed self-titled debut, released in Fall 2009 in North America (Vagrant/Tulsi Records) and Spring 2010 worldwide (PIAS). Receiving widespread praise and support both in the States and abroad, Harper has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live! and has been championed by BBC Radio 2 in the UK. Amidst headlining tours, Harper made his SXSW and Bonnaroo debuts this year and recently opened for Kris Kristofferson, Tori Amos and Marianne Faithfull. Last week Harper played a very special solo acoustic show to a packed crowd at NYC’s City Winery and will play at the Aarhus Festival in Denmark on August 26.

Harper’s debut is a colorful illustration of his musical vision, filled with ‘60s and ‘70s psychedelic country and rock sounds that make his songs sound as if they could easily fit into the great American songbook. Warm melodies and beautiful lyrics float over lush strings, horns and Harper’s exquisite guitar playing, ushering him onto the scene as a substantial new artist with a sophisticated voice, seriousness of purpose and a boundless appreciation for American music.

For more information on Harper Simon, please contact: Press Here 212-246-2640 Gina Schulman // Carla Senft gina@pressherepublicity.com / carla@pressherepublicity.com

Jenny And Johnny Now Streaming on NPR; New Tour Dates Announced!

I'm Having Fun Now is the debut album from Jenny And Johnny, a group created by Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis and singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice. The record will be released on Warner Bros. Records on August 31st 2010.

These two artists have been collaborating on and off for years, each contributing to the other's solo records and live shows, but with this record they had a different intention: using their two voices in close harmony and playing practically every instrument themselves. The result is an eleven song thirty-five minute blast of whip-smart rock and roll. Check out the whole album streaming on NPR’s First Listen! http://tinyurl.com/24yojpr

When you pre-order Jenny And Johnny's debut album, "I'm Having Fun Now" on iTunes you will get the exclusive bonus track "The Highs And Lows Of Being #1". This track is extra special because Jenny and Johnny are backed up by none other than Elvis Costello And The Imposters! This track will no longer be available as of 8/31 - so make sure to order your copy : http://tinyurl.com/33r5dwj

Jenny and Johnny have also added additional dates to their tour! Full tour dates here:

9/1 Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater

9/2 San Francisco, CA @ GAMH

9/3 San Francisco, CA @ GAMH

9/5 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

9/6 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival

9/8 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room

9/9 Denver, CO @ Opening for Pavement

9/11 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

9/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center

9/13 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

9/14 Cleveland, OH @ Beachwood Ballroom

9/16 Washington DC @The Black Cat

9/17 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe

9/18 Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena (w/Pavement )

9/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront (w/ Pavement)

9/21 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s

9/22 Philadelphia, PA @Trocadero (w/ Superchunk )

9/23 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle

9/24 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club

9/25 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

9/28 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

9/29 Austin, TX @ Emo's

10/3 Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium (w/ Belle & Sebastian)

10/17 Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University (w/Phoenix)

10/18 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

10/21 Toronto, ONT - Kool Haus (w/ Band Of Horses)

10/22 Detroit, MY - The Fillmore (w/ Band Of Horses)

10/24 Charlestown, WV @ Mountain Stage Culture Center Theater

10/25 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

10/26 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater

10/28 Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (w/ Band Of Horses)

10/29 Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Pacific Arts Center

10/30 Atlanta, GA @The Fox Theater (w/ Band Of Horses)

For More information please contact: chloe@pressherepublicity.com // perri@pressherepublicity.com

Los Campesinos! Release New EP, Announce North American Fall Dates

Following their acclaimed new album, Romance Is Boring, released earlier this year, everyone’s favorite, ever-prolific Wales-based pop rockers Los Campesinos! are excited to release a four-track EP of reworked songs from that record today on Arts & Crafts. The EP, entitled All’s Well That Ends, is available via all digital service providers.

The All's Well That Ends EP is yet another showcase of the band's colorful personality, giving fans new takes on songs that have already garnered international attention for their combination of razor-sharp wit and catchy, unrelenting arrangements.

The EP release coincides with the exciting announcement of the band’s return to North America for a full tour this October. The dates kick off in Toronto on Friday, October 8th.

To celebrate the EP’s release and tour announcement, the band is offering the new EP for free digitally to fans who purchase a ticket to any of the North American dates from Arts & Craft’s web store: GalleryAC.com.

Romance Is Boring was released on Arts & Crafts earlier this year, and wasted no time drawing glowing endorsements, including one from Pitchfork, who called the album "a triumph on sonics alone."

All’s Well That Ends Track Listing

1. Romance Is Boring (Princess Version)

2. Letters From Me To Charlotte (RSVP)

3. Straight In At 101/It’s Never Enough

4. (All’s Well That Ends) In Medias Res

Want more? Check out Part 1 of the tour film Ellen Campesinos! made during the band’s spring 2010 U.S. tour. Watch it here: http://www.loscampesinos.com

Los Campesinos! North American Fall Tour

10/08/10 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar

10/09/10 – Laval, PQ @ Maison des Arts de Laval

10/10/10 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

10/12/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

10/13/10 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

10/15/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/16/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/17/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live

10/18/10 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

10/20/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

10/22/10 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre

10/23/10 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa

10/24/10 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

10/26/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

For more on Los Campesinos!, please contact: Press Here Jen Appel // Jamie Sherman jen@pressherepublicity.com jamie@pressherepublicity.com 212-246-2640

CONAN O’BRIEN TO DEBUT "AND THEY CALL ME MAD?" ON SIRIUSXM

And They Call Me Mad?, Conan O’Brien’s recently recorded, spoken-word, improvised narrative about the story of Frankenstein will make its world premiere on SIRIUS XM’s Raw Dog Comedy channel today, August 23rd, at 12:00 pm ET, as part of the channel’s exclusive “Intergalactic Premiere” series. And They Call Me Mad?, which will be released by Third Man Records on Tuesday, August 24, also features an interview with O’Brien conducted by Jack White, Third Man Records’ founder.

The premiere of And They Call Me Mad? will air during Raw Dog Comedy’s weekday show, Comedy By Request hosted by Mark Says Hi!, which has featured appearances by comedians, actors and other personalities, including Janeane Garofalo, Jim Gaffigan and Lewis Black. Monday’s special edition of Comedy By Request will feature the “Intergalactic Premiere” series, the exclusive series that debuts new material from comedians, including Dane Cook, Rob Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Greg Giraldo and Hannibal Buress. Additionally, Ben Swank of Third Man Records will sit down with Mark Says Hi! to go in-depth about the record.

Comedy By Request airs weekdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET on Raw Dog Comedy, SIRIUS channel 104 and XM channel 150.

SIRIUS XM Raw Dog Comedy features uncensored comedy from the edge: classic comedy, the hottest new stand-ups and original shows. The channel features shows hosted by comedians Jim Breuer and Jim Norton, the irreverent music host and musician Mojo Nixon, alternative comedy “championer” Mark Says Hi!, live morning host Sonny Fox and others.

For more information please contact:

Sarah Usher & Chloe Walsh at Press Here Publicity sarah@pressherepublicity.com // chloe@pressherepublicity.com Samantha Bowman at Sirius Radio Samantha.Bowman@siriusxm.com

Third Man Records Announces Release of Two Special Recordings Featuring Conan O’Brien

Third Man Records presents a new release from the one and only Conan O’Brien recorded in Nashville at the Third Man studios this past June. The spoken word 7” entitled “And They Call Me Mad?” is available now for pre-order in the Third Man Records online shop.

On June 10th, 2010 Conan O’Brien visited Third Man Records for a surprise performance during his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour.” Over 1000 people turned up for the last minute show, but only 300 lucky fans were able to get into the intimate Third Man live venue to see Conan and his band rip through an evening of old school rockabilly and rock and roll tunes. This special set was recorded direct to analog tape in the Third Man Live 8 track booth, and released as a live album on Third Man Records. Jack White joined Conan for a duet on the Eddie Cochran classic “20 Flight Rock” to end the night.

During his stay in Nashville, Conan also recorded a 7” to be released as part of Third Man’s “Green Series” of Spoken Word/Instructional records, which will also be made available digitally via iTunes early next week. “And They Call Me Mad?” is Conan’s hilarious improvised take on the Frankenstein legend. The B side of the single is an interview with Conan conducted by friend Jack White.

Both the Conan O’Brien Live at Third Man live 12” LP and Conan O’Brien “And They Call Me Mad?” 7” are available now at www.thirdmanrecords.com.

In addition to the regular release, 150 limited edition Tri-color 45s of the 7” were pressed. 100 copies will be sold only at Third Man Records shop in Nashville beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday, August 24th at a price of $100 a piece. All proceeds go to a ReTune Nashville, an organization dedicated to helping provide relief for uninsured musicians through the sale of artwork created from flood damaged musical instruments. The remaining 50 will be inserted in random mail-order for the 7”.

For more information on Third Man Records, Conan O’Brien and ReTune Nashville, please visit: www.thirdmanrecords.com www.teamcoco.com www.retunenashville.org

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K’NAAN ANNOUNCES DATES FOR UPCOMING HEADLINING US TOUR

New York, NY – August 16, 2010 - Globally celebrated hip-hop MC K’NAAN has announced dates for his upcoming headlining tour, which kicks off this fall in Philadelphia, PA at the Theatre of the Living Arts on October 8th (full routing below). This tour comes hot on the heels of the global success of his single “Wavin’ Flag,” which he performed at a series of triumphant concert events in Johannesburg at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, including a set at the Kick-Off Celebration Concert on ABC as one of Coca-Cola’s selects for their FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour. Declared the “People’s Anthem” with its message of hope and solidarity, the single has reached #1 in over 15 countries, including Billboard’s European Hot 100 Singles chart, the track also leapt to the summit over Shakira’s official World Cup theme marking K’NAAN’s first European chart #1. K’NAAN recently performed the song live on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” on August 4th.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Fri October 8th Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA)

Sat October 9th New York, NY Webster Hall

Sun October 10th Washington, DC 9:30 Club

Tue October 12th Towson, MD Recher Theatre

Wed October 13th Boston, MA House of Blues

Fri October 15th Chicago, IL Park West

Sat October 16th Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

Tue October 19th Boulder, CO Fox Theatre

Wed October 20th Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen

Sun October 24th Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

Tue October 26th Anaheim, CA House of Blues

Thu October 28th San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

Fri October 29th Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

Sat October 30th Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo

The celebrated artist continues to extend the success of his critically acclaimed sophomore album Troubadour, which has been honored with “Artist of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year,” from Canada’s Juno Awards. Most recently, K'NAAN received a nod for BET's "Best International Act" and is now nominated for the 2010 Teen Choice Awards for "Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track” for "Wavin' Flag." His success has transferred to international recognition as he has become one of the most beloved hip-hop stars promoting his powerful message of hope and unity during a time of turmoil.

Carleen Donovan Press Here Publicity 212.246.2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE PRESENTS SERIES OF “ALL TO ALL” GUEST REMIXES

Broken Social Scene is saying thank you to fans this summer by offering a run of remixes for Forgiveness Rock Record track “All To All” available through a series of online outlets.

Each Monday a new remix be made exclusively available for 24 hours from a new online partner, after which the track will be offered for stream and download at brokensocialscene.ca/alltoallremix.

Last week, BSS and Pitchfork presented Sebastian Grainger’s take on the Lisa Lobsinger-fronted song. This week, Spinner premieres a remix by djmomjeans, steeped in elastic synths and skittering beats. Says Broken Social Scene’s Justin Peroff, “As a friend, DJ, music lover and long-time supporter of Broken Social Scene, the arrival of a djmomjeans remix comes overdue. This ‘All To All’ remix considers the original version's moody gradual build, yet can't help but crescendo into a celebration of bass synth-riddled, four-on-the-floor, fist pumping destruction. Get ready to dance and smile, y'all."

Broken Social Scene have spent much of the summer abroad, playing to rapturous response around the globe, and touching down in the U.S. long enough to play two triumphant festival sets at this year’s Pitchfork and Sasquatch! festivals. The band returns to North America this fall with an extensive coast-to-coast tour. The dates are below.

08/28 St. Louis, MO @ Lou Fest

09/08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater

09/09 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel

09/10 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival

09/11 Richmond, VA @ The National

09/13 Washington, DC @ The Warner Theatre

09/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

09/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

09/17 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues

09/18 New York, NY @ Central Park, Rumsey Playfield

09/20 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

09/21 Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theater

09/22 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

09/24 Ithaca, NY @ State Theater

09/25 Buffalo, NY @ Town Hall

10/01 Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater

10/02 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera

10/03 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater

10/04 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/06 Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre

10/07 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre

10/08 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall

10/09 Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre

10/10 Kelowna, BC @ Community Theatre

10/12 Victoria, BC @ Element

10/13 Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom

10/14 Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom

10/15 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre

10/16 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

10/17 San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival

10/19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

For more information on Broken Social Scene, please contact: Jen Appel // Jamie Sherman – Press Here Publicity – 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com // jamie@pressherepublicity.com

Tricky Debuts Music Video for "Murder Weapon" from Forthcoming Album "Mixed Race"

Acclaimed musician and producer Tricky is set to debut the video for “Murder Weapon,” today August 13th, the first single off his highly anticipated album, Mixed Race out October 5th on Domino Records. Directed by Fleur & Manu and featuring Irish-Italian Frankey Riley on vocals, “Murder Weapon” is a reworking of the classic dancehall hit from Jamaican-born Echo Minott. After falling in love with the song, Tricky was determined to hear how it would sound with a female vocalist, in a similar fashion to his reworking of Black Steel with Martina Topley-Bird, and recruited Riley to sing on the track. Fans can see the video HERE. “Murder Weapon” will be released on all digital platforms August 31st.

Produced by Tricky himself, Mixed Race was recorded in Paris, where he has been residing for the past two years. Musically his production work takes influences from UK, Jamaican, US, North African and French music. The album introduces an array of talented singers and collaborators including Frankey Riley, Jamaican singer Terry Lynn, Primal Scream front man Bobby Gillespie, lutist/vocalist Hakim Hamadouche, London-based vocalist Blackman and Tricky’s brother Marlon Thaws, who is the thirteenth of his fourteen siblings.

For all things Tricky please visit: www.trickysite.com

CONTACT: Press Here Publicity Carleen Donovan 212-246-2640 carleen@pressherepublicity.com Rachel Gomez rachel@pressherepublicity.com

Lollipop Theater Network and Universal Pictures Present a Special Screening of Nanny McPhee Returns

New York, NY – August 3, 2010 – Lollipop Theater Network and Universal Pictures are proud to present a special sneak-peek screening of Nanny McPhee Returns on August 17th at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York City. Proceeds will benefit the Lollipop Theater Network, an organization that brings the magic of movies, currently in theatrical release, to children confined to hospitals nationwide due to chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The screening will be followed by a reception at Josephina’s. Guests will be joined by Nanny McPhee Returns’ starsEmma Thompson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, director Susanna White, producer Lindsay Doran, as well as the host committee, Ellen & Dan Crown and Jenna Wolfe. Tickets to the screening are $50, and there will be a limited amount of tickets to both the screening and reception available for $100. Guests must RSVP by August 13th at rsvp@lollipoptheater.org or by calling 310.235.2772. The family comedy opens August 20th.

Founded in 2001, Lollipop Theater Network (LOLLIPOP) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the magic of movies to the children who need it the most. Working in collaboration with the leading motion picture studios, LOLLIPOP brings current film releases into hospitals for group and bedside screenings. To bring these special children a feeling of having their own “premiere,” LOLLIPOP rolls out the red carpet, hands out movie tickets, offers refreshments, distributes studio promotional items and features guest appearances by the stars of the films, whenever possible.

LOLLIPOP has screened more than 200 films in 18 states, facilitates talent visits and coordinating activities, and has added a music program, Rhythm of Hope.

RECENT SCREENINGS: Despicable Me, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Karate Kid, Shrek Ever After, How to Train Your Dragon, Furry Vengeance, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Spy Next Door, Planet 51, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Where the Wild Things Are, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

PAST CELEBRITY VISITS: Jennie Garth, Chace Crawford, Taylor Lautner, Jordana Brewster, Corbin Bleu, Emma Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Steve Carell, Amanda Bynes, Ice Cube, Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning, Wanda Sykes and many more.

www.lollipoptheater.org

Contact: Press Here Linda Carbone / Ashley Bryan 212 246 2640 ashley@pressherepublicity.com

Young The Giant Announce October 26th Digital Release of Self-Titled Debut on Roadrunner Records

California five-piece Young The Giant will digitally release their self-titled debut album on October 26, 2010, via Roadrunner Records. A physical release is set for early 2011. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, The Shins, My Morning Jacket), mixed by Michael Brauer (Coldplay, My Morning Jacket) and recorded at Los Angeles’ Sunset Sound Studios and Kingsize Studio, the 12-song album is an arresting collection of bright, melodic rock that ushers in Young the Giant as a fresh and vital presence. After AOL Spinner’s recent premiere of rousing lead single “My Body,” which features an infectious chorus swinging with intensity and a hard-hitting drum pattern, the song has been streamed 30,000 times and leapt to #1 on Hype Machine in just two days. With early support from KROQ and LIVE 105 and a newly announced run of September support dates with Marina and The Diamonds, Young The Giant is bound for an exciting future.

Comprised of Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar/vocals), Payam Doostzadeh (Bass) and Francois Comtois (drums/vocals) – Young The Giant write the sort of rock ‘n’ roll that arrives with a fully formed pop sensibility and arena-ready hooks. They exhibit an incredible command of their song craft that is well beyond their years but, with ages ranging from 20 to 22, the band embrace their youthfulness, allowing it to inform their music with a fresh perspective and complement their inherent ability to evoke a sun-swept, carefree Southern California vibe. While all five band members are from Orange County, their diverse ethnic backgrounds - Indian, Persian, British, and French- Canadian among them – bring eclectic cultural influences to their music. They began playing together in high school and, after garnering a fervent and loyal fan base through local shows throughout the years, they released their 2008 debut EP Shake My Hand. Since then they have signed with Roadrunner Records and have opened for the likes of Kings of Leon, Minus The Bear, The Whigs and Ghostland Observatory.

From the jolting percussion and anthemic chorus of "My Body" to the driving guitars and lovesick fervor of "Cough Syrup," Young The Giant is overflowing with addictive melodies and heartfelt lyrics at every turn. "Islands" marries off-kilter jazz rhythms with vocalist Sameer Gadhia's haunting falsetto to create an unnerving effect. The electric slide guitar that punctuates "Street Walker" shrouds the song's frenetic pulse and soaring vocals in mystery. The chiming guitars in "Twelve Fingers” exude pure joy, while the rhythmic swing of “Strings,” and the sun-stained pop of “I Got” capture Young The Giant in their SoCal glory.

Tour Dates with Marina and The Diamonds:

9/1 The Paradise Boston, MA

9/2 Webster Hall New York, NY

9/3 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA

9/5 The Wonder Bar Asbury Park, NJ

9/6 9:30 Club Washington, DC

9/8 El Mocambo Toronto, CA

9/9 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL

9/10 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN

9/13 The Crocodile Seattle, WA

9/14 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR

9/15 The Independent San Francisco, CA

9/17 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA

For more information on Young The Giant, contact: Press Here Publicity Gina Schulman * gina@pressherepublicity.com ** Carla Senft * carla@pressherepublicity.com New Media: Inge Colsen* Inge@pressherepublicity.com Tel.212.246.2640

THE MOONDOGGIES Release “TIDELANDS” (Oct 12, 2010 Hardly Art/Subpop)

The Moondoggies are set to release their second full-length, Tidelands, on Oct. 12 on Hardly Art/Subpop. Along with some regional dates in the Northwest, including Bumbershoot, the band will be joining Dawes for a November run that will take them through the Midwest and to the West Coast.

It’s been a busy summer for the Seattle quartet. They released their critically acclaimed You’ll Find No Answers Here EP in June and set out on their first national tour supporting fellow Northwest rockers Blitzen Trapper. They’re also heavily featured in “$5 Cover,” a 12-part MTV series based on the Seattle music scene, which was directed by Lynn Shelton, writer/director of the Sundance hit film, Humpday.

Stylistically, Tidelands is a strong creative leap forward for the band. Recorded in the winter months bridging 2009 and 2010, the record has a more unified feel than its predecessor, Don’t Be a Stranger. The Moondoggies co-produced the tracks with Erik Blood, who worked on their debut, with additional production input from Seattle stalwarts Phil Ek and Kurt Bloch. The tracks were cut live in the studio for a raw, immediate sound, although the band experimented with different versions of some of the songs. Although full-throated vocal harmonies are still central to the Moondoggies warm, vintage Laurel Canyon sound, the ten selections that comprise Tidelands embrace a wider range of timbres and dynamics than their 2008 debut, Don’t Be A Stranger, and work as a thematic whole. The album’s title was chosen by Moondoggies songwriter/frontman Kevin Murphy (vocals, guitar) as a nod to his old stomping grounds in Ketchikan, AK where he used to go to escape from civilization. Listening to the songs, the subtle, recurring themes of water throughout the album underscore that the songs are crafted to provide solace, sense and cause for celebration in a world fraught with turmoil.

“What the water represents can be taken many different ways,” says Murphy. “Many of the lyrics came to me while trying to be constructive in how I dealt with feeling depressed, rather than just getting wrapped up in my own head.”

There are selections fashioned from little more than hushed acoustic guitar and vocals (the haunting “A Lot of People On My Mind”), and others—like the robust “What Took So Long”—that rise and fall and accumulate momentum, veering towards gospel fervor with impassioned blasts of organ, then reeling back in quiet reflection. Tunes written almost exclusively by Murphy are juxtaposed with those born from long sessions improvising with his band mates: drummer Carl Dahlen, keyboard player Caleb Quick, and bassist Robert Terreberry. There are numbers that were composed at home in Seattle, alongside others created during Murphy’s isolation in Alaska (“Empress of the North”). “Lead Me On,” featuring violin by Seth Warren of the Maldives, sprang from the union of two different songs by Kevin and Carl. Further enriching the album’s sonic palette are pedal steel performances by another member of the Maldives, Chris Zasche. “On our first album, we crammed everything on there, because we didn’t know if we were ever going to have another opportunity,” says Murphy. “This time I really wanted it to make sense as an album. There was a theme, and I felt that honing in on certain songs and a particular feeling made it a more interesting record.

Though they sprang from Seattle’s vibrant roots music scene, the Moondoggies are a band schooled in much more than the common touchstones of the current Americana movement; there are no intentions of treading water stylistically here. It’s precisely this creative stretching that has resulted in the bands most artistic step forward to date: Tidelands.

http://moondoggiesmusic.com / www.myspace.com/themoondoggies

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Mt. Desolation Releases Self-Titled Debut Oct. 19

Mt. Desolation, the new band of Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin, release their debut album Mt. Desolation on October 19th, 2010 through Cherrytree/Interscope Records.

Those who have visited Dublin will know that sipping Guinness by a fire in a nice old pub while it's chucking it down outside is one of life's great pleasures. It's also, as you can probably imagine, the perfect setting for eagerly hatching wild ideas and schemes. And so on one such blustery and cold night in September two friends, Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin, decided (whilst in wildly animated conversation about music and probably also well on their way to needing a taxi home) that they would make a country album. As with so many ideas that come about on a belly full of Jameson's, in the cold light of day it did not seem like such a good plan. Two English men trying to sing like Hank Williams was definitely a recipe for disaster. The whole thing was forgotten about in the time it took to recover from the headache that morning. But the headache was to return.

Out of the blue a couple of months later Tim emailed Jesse a rough demo of “Departure.” Not wanting to be outdone, Jesse vollied back a demo of “Annie Ford.” Before they knew it there were half a dozen songs and without really putting much planning into it, the idea to make a record was resurrected.

Enlisting the help of friends from various other bands the newly formed group went into Eastcote studios in London at the snowy start of this year. With production wizard Emery Dobyns (Anthony & The Johnsons, Noah & The Whale, Patti Smith), patiently manning the controls, the idea was to record as much of the album as possible live. For the finishing touches, they experimented with whatever extra noises they felt like (cue dustbin lids, anvils, bullhorns and heavily distorted theremins) and a supporting cast of friends who would regularly stop by and add their ideas, whether invited or not.

With the album completed in late May, Mt. Desolation announced details of a free download, “State of Our Affairs,” through their band blog after a deliberately low-key debut gig at London's Luminaire in early June. The MP3 was downloaded several thousand times and introduced Mt. Desolation with a haunting, atmospheric ballad featuring a starkly plucked violin and a vocal by Jesse. Within twenty-four hours, YouTube was already awash with live recordings from the Luminaire show and to their fans, Mt. Desolation had progressed from a tantalizing series of studio shots and cryptic messages on a blog, to a band with an arsenal of beguiling songs.

The eponymous album opens with “Departure,” a raucous, high-tempo hoedown of a song, written and sung by Tim. Featuring The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci and Mumford & Sons' Country Winston, it is a hugely spirited tune that sweeps with an infectious rhythm and classic-sounding chorus. It's followed by “Annie Ford,” a song written and sung by Jesse with a stetson doffed to Nashville. Jesse's rich timbre evokes the spirit of the rapturous Tennessee era of country, and serves as an accomplished introduction to another fine young songwriter. “Another Night On My Side” is as reflective as it is warm and cocooning, and features a beautiful duet between Jesse and Jessica Staveley-Taylor (one third of the hotly tipped band of sisters known as The Staves); “Platform 7” revisits the high-octane country rambling spirit of “Departure”; “Bridal Gown” is a charming, soothing lament; and the bluesy “The Midnight Ghost’” takes its inspiration from Jack Kerouac's “The Dharma Bums.”

For more information on Mt. Desolation please contact: Press Here Chloe Walsh / Ashley Bryan chloe@pressherepublicity.com / Ashley@pressherepublicity.com 212.246.2640

SHE & HIM TO PLAY FINAL SHOWS OF 2010 THIS FALL

She & Him, the musical duo of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel, will be playing their final shows of 2010 this fall, headlining select cities for the very first time. Following a smattering of sold out dates on the East Coast and Midwest this summer, including a glorious show at Chicago’s Millennium Park for over 15,000 people, these will be She & Him’s only Pacific Northwest dates this year. Tickets for these shows are available now.

She & Him released Volume Two to widespread acclaim this spring. The album, which has been one of the most lauded of 2010, is filled with infectious choruses and sunny harmonies that were written by Zooey and produced by M.Ward. The band’s performances at Coachella, Bonnaroo and most recently at the prestigious Hollywood Bowl, have been some of the summer’s most incredible performances, and their lovely tunes will be absolutely dazzling when they hit the West Coast this fall.

The band recently released the video for second single “Thieves,” which can be seen now via their website – http://www.sheandhim.com. The video is a brilliant homage to black and white silent films of the 20’s, reflecting all of the subtle charm and melancholy of the song itself. A limited edition 7” for “Thieves,” backed by the vinyl-only bonus track “I Knew It Would Happen This Way,” will be released on August 31st.

She & Him’s tour dates are:

8/26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Music Series

8/28 Omaha, NE @ Anchor Inn

8/29 St. Louis, MO @ LOUFest

8/30 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

9/1 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

9/5 Los Angeles, CA @ LA Times Celebration of Food & Wine

10/17 San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival

10/22 Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Hall

10/23 Seattle, WA @ City Arts Music Fest

10/24 Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre

For more information, please contact Jen Appel or Linda Carbone at Press Here Publicity: jen@pressherepublicity.com // linda@pressherepublicity.com – 212-246-2640

Doug Paisley Releases Constant Companion (No Quarter Records; October 12th)

Sometimes something comes along that just hits you in the gut. The minute we heard Constant Companion we knew we’d found something we’d cherish forever. Nine perfect songs that manage to evoke all of our favorite songwriters without sounding derivative of any. With all the warmth of Cat Stevens, the soaring melody of a young James Taylor and the world wearied delivery of Jim Croce, Toronto’s Doug Paisley is a formidable new talent.

His low-key 2008 self-titled debut won over all those who were lucky enough to stumble across it, and British music bible Mojo placed it on their “Best Of The Year” list. Doug Paisley was modest and restrained, nostalgic of an era of songwriting that was much simpler and honest. On this follow up, Paisley progresses with the help of fellow Canadians Leslie Feist - who joins him on backing vocals and turns “Don’t Make Me Wait” into a stunning duet worthy of a Plant & Krauss cover version– and The Band’s Garth Hudson who plays keyboards.

Constant Companion isn’t a sad album. It’s just kind of about sad things, and how we carry them around. Like most great albums, Constant Companion is really about love. Doug is a plainspoken oracle of the highest water, an old-fashioned reporter of the heart; the truth that comes out of his mouth flows like the proverbial mountain creek but hits like the proverbial avalanche. He traces out pathways with just a curl of his lip, and that bow-and-arrow picking, and words of elemental elegance.

Constant Companion will be released on Brooklyn-based independent label No Quarter on October 12th. Doug Paisley recently wrapped a tour with Phosphorescent. Watch this space for future live shows.

Track List:

1. No one But You

2. What I Saw

3. Don't Make Me Wait

4. Bluebird

5. End Of the Day

6. Always Say Goodbye

7. O Heart

8. I Stand Alone

9. Come Here My Love

“Such is the hermetic feel of Paisley's work that it often feels like you're invading something uncomfortably private. Everything here is stripped to the bone, skeletal songs strung up with softly strummed acoustic guitar, some piano and little else. Paisley himself sings with the buttery burr of Will Oldham, the gentle sweetness of his voice belying the quiet terrors of the subject matter: things lurking in the woods or scrabbling from within a fresh grave.” – Uncut

http://dougpaisley.com/http://noquarter.net/

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chloe(at)pressherepublicity(dot)com//perri(at)pressherepublicity(dot)com

Clinic Announce Nationwide Fall Tour!

Much loved and critically acclaimed Liverpudlian 4-piece Clinic, have announced that they’ll be returning to the States for a highly anticipated nationwide tour this fall in support of their upcoming release, ‘Bubblegum’, set to hit via Domino on October 5, 2010. The tour, which will take the band from the changing leaves on one coast to palm trees and sunshine on the other, will kick off in Washington, DC at The Rock and Roll Hotel on November 5th and zigzag the band through the Midwest and Pacific states before depositing them on the sandy beaches of Los Angeles to wrap their tour at the Troubadour on November 20th.

Clinic's upcoming release, Bubblegum is something of a rewiring of the Liverpool quintet’s trade mark frenetic sound. Fans of their previous albums will recognize the swagger and vigor that gives every Clinic album its impressive punch, but Bubblegum replaces the churning riffs and wired vocals with a dream state of dulcimers, strings and tack piano. Melody and softness combine with the band's unique internal logic to produce a record of immense beauty. Produced by John Congleton (Bill Callahan, St Vincent) and recorded at Elevator Studios in Liverpool, Bubblegum is a high water mark in Clinic's career to date.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see Clinic’s feverish and frenzied, incendiary live show!

Summer:

8- 16 Brooklyn, NY - Bell House

8-19 New York, NY - Joe's Pub

8-21 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's

Fall:

11-05 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel

11-06 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas

11-09 Montreal, QB - La Sala Rossa

11-10 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

11-11 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

11-12 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry

11-15 Seattle, WA - Neumos

11-16 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret

11-17 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge

11-19 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

11-20 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

Check out first single “I’m Aware” here: http://soundcloud.com/dominorecordco/clinic-im-aware

To see the fantastic video for “I’m Aware” point your browser to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuDQAEOMWWo

Point your browser to http://soundcloud.com/dominorecordco/clinic-bubblegum-medley for a listen to a unique and stunning megamix of Bubblegum.

For More Information: Press Here Chloe Walsh/ Cara Wodnicki cara@pressherepublicity.com // chloe@pressherepublicity.com 212.246.2640

Karen Elson Releases The Truth Is In The Dirt Single on Sept. 21

Karen Elson will release her new single, “The Truth Is In The Dirt” on Tuesday, September 21st via Third Man/ XL Recordings. Leading up to the release, fans will have several chances to catch Karen perform as she brings the music from her debut album The Ghost Who Walks to WXPN’s World Café on today, KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on September 1st and The Late Show With David Letterman on September 2nd.

“The Truth Is In The Dirt” is the second single from Karen Elson’s critically acclaimed album The Ghost Who Walks. The single comes backed with a previously unreleased cover of Donovan’s 1966 song “Season Of The Witch” and will be released digitally via iTunes, as well as on 7" through Third Man Records.

‘The Truth Is In The Dirt,’ along with the other original songs on the album, was written after Karen’s relocation from New York to Nashville and is imbued with the essence of the city in which it was written. Rich with country styling and southern gothic charm, this haunting, swirling murder ballad also nods to Karen’s Weimar-inspired political cabaret act The Citizens Band.

The music video for album track “Pretty Babies” is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsFqe9i0qmg.

Karen’s debut album, The Ghost Who Walks, is out now. For more information, check out www.karenelson.com.

What the press is saying about The Ghost Who Walks:

“Elson’s wistful voice effortlessly dances across a retro-chic landscape populated by characters likely to pull double duty in works by Nick Cave or Flannery O’Connor.” – Under The Radar

“Her fiery locks and porcelain-pale skin made her a supermodel but Karen Elson was fated for a career in music. Her debut album The Ghost Who Walks is a haunting triumph.” – Marie Claire

Contact: Chloe Walsh or Sarah Usher at Press Here Publicity. 212 246 2640. chloe@pressherepublicity.com /sarah@pressherepublicity.com

Sleigh Bells to Open for LCD Soundsystem This Fall

After completing a sold out headlining American tour this summer, Sleigh Bells will be heading back on the road, opening for LCD Soundsystem, beginning September 24th. The tour includes stops at this year’s V Festival, as well as a show at the prestigious Hollywood Bowl on October 15th, where Sleigh Bells and LCD Soundsystem will be joined by special guests Hot Chip.

Sleigh Bells, which is comprised of Brooklyn duo Derek Miller (guitars/production) and Alexis Krauss (vocals), released their debut Treats (Mom + Pop) this spring to the deafening roar of praise. One of the year’s most exciting debut albums, Treats is filled with buzzing guitar hooks, blaring hip hop beats, and sugar-spun vocals that, when combined, sound like nothing you’ve ever heard before.

Live, Sleigh Bells are unstoppable; their incredible sets at festivals such as Pitchfork, Hard Fest and Coachella have been some of the most talked-about live moments of the year.

These shows with LCD Soundsystem promise to be nothing short of amazing.

Praise for Sleigh Bells’ live show:

“Sleigh Bells jumped with whipsaw unpredictability between Derek Miller’s brash power-chord riffs and Alexis Krauss’s slight, piping vocals.” – New York Times, Hard Fest

“The Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells…pushed a lunchtime crowd into near delirium with its metal-inflected party pop.” – LATimes.com, Coachella

“Earlier in the day, fans overwhelmed the tent for Sleigh Bells, whose animated and charismatic lead singer Alexis Krauss gave an incendiary performance that had many standing on the balls of their feet.” – Billboard.com, Coachella

Tour Dates:

9/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Philadelphia Naval Cruise Terminal (Making Time)

9/25 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post-Pavilion (V Festival)v

9/26 Baltimore, MD @ University of Maryland – Baltimore

9/27 Burlington, VT @ Memorial Auditorium

9/28 Boston, MA @ Orpheum

10/01 Clinton, NY @ Hamilton College

10/04 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

10/05 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock

10/06 Miami, FL @ Fillmore

10/08 Houston, TX @ Verizon Amphitheater

10/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *v

* with Hot Chip

For more on Sleigh Bells, please contact: Press Here – Jen Appel // Linda Carbone – 212-246-2640 jen@pressherepublicity.com // linda@pressherepublicity.com

Suckers Announce Fall Tour Schedule with Menomena & Yeasayer

Brooklyn’s Suckers are back on the road this fall after a hometown appearance supporting the National at New York’s Terminal 5 as part of Spin’s 25th Anniversary shows. Suckers will be off making an appearance at the “8th Annual KEXP BBQ” in Seattle and appearing at MusicFestNW in Portland (with the Dodos). They’ll be joining Menomena for a month of North American tour dates kicking off Saturday, September 10 at the Showbox in Seattle. Following the tour, they’ll be making their first trip abroad to support Yeasayer on dates in Ireland, the UK and France.

In two short years, Suckers, aka Quinn Walker, Austin Fisher, Pan and Brian Aiken, emerged from their homebase in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with a sound and aesthetic that garnered critical acclaim both in NYC and in the online community. Suckers released their debut full-length album Wild Smile in June via Frenchkiss Records, to great reviews thus far. The new record is a quirky spaced-out trip through the melodramatic minds of guitar-wielding, vocal-duty sharing cousins Austin Fisher and Quinn Walker, multi-instrumentalist Pan and drummer Brian Aiken. With effortless allusions to African rhythms and synth-saturated ballads of old, Suckers combine influences to offer their signature sound on Wild Smile. The album was recorded, produced and mixed in NYC by Chris Zane (Passion Pit/Walkmen), except for "It Gets Your Body Movin'" (produced by Anand Wilder and Chris Moore) and "Save Your Love For Me" (Chris Moore), and was mastered by Joe Laporta (Vampire Weekend) and launched them to global acclaim via outlets such as Pitchfork, Stereogum, Rolling Stone, NME, Nylon, Under The Radar, Interview and many others.

Suckers promise “something special” for their follow-up video to “Black Sheep” – stay tuned for details. For now, you can view their kitchtastic green screen dream vid for “Black Sheep” here: http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/musicvideo/6868-suckers-black-sheep-frenchkiss. Scroll down for dates and let me know if you’re interested in coverage or a word with the band. (Downloads available on request!)

SUCKERS TOUR DATES

# dates with Menomena

SAT Aug 14 Seattle, WA @ The 8th Annual KEXP BBQ

WED Sep 1 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox

THU Sep 2 Columbus, OH @ Circus

FRI Sep 3 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

SAT Sep 4 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon

MON Sep 6 Denver, CO @ BBQ Show @ Larimer Lounge 12:00P

TUE Sep 7 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

WED Sep 8 Boise, ID @ Neurolux

FRI Sep 10 Seattle, WA @ Showbox #

SAT Sep 11 Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan MusicFest NW w/ Dodos

TUE Sep 14 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall #

THU Sep 16 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey #

FRI Sep 17 San Diego, CA @ Casbah #

SAT Sep 18 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse #

TUE Sep 21 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater #

WED Sep 22 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room #

THU Sep 23 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater #

FRI Sep 24 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon #

SAT Sep 25 Chicago, IL @ Metro #

SUN Sep 26 Ypsilanti, MI @ Savoy

MON Sep 27 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #

TUE Sep 28 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club #

WED Sep 29 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa #

THU Sep 30 Boston, MA @ Royale #

FRI Oct 1 New York, NY @ Webster Hall #

TUE Oct 5 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #

WED Oct 6 Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club #

THU Oct 7 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle #

FRI Oct 8 Atlanta, GA @ The Variety Playhouse #

SAT Oct 9 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge #

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TIRED PONY ANNOUNCES FIRST U.S. SHOW OF 2010!

Tired Pony will be playing their first (and possibly only!) show in the U.S. when they headline the Gramercy Theatre in New York City on October 1st. Tired Pony, spearheaded by Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, is a collaborative project featuring the talents of R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Belle and Sebastian’s Richard Colburn, acclaimed producer Jacknife Lee and more. This show may be the only time music fans can hear songs from the band’s debut – The Place We Ran From (September 28th; Mom + Pop) – performed live.

Tickets for this very special show will go on-sale on August 6th at noon EST. A twenty-four hour pre-sale will begin the day before on August 5th to fans who are officially signed up on the Tired Pony email list. To join the mailing list, click here: http://www.tiredpony.com

Tired Pony began as a sketch in Gary Lightbody’s imagination. During the idle moments on Snow Patrol’s year-long tour for their acclaimed album A Hundred Million Suns, Gary began writing songs for an imaginary band. The more songs that accumulated, the stronger he felt about making this band-in-his-dreams a reality. Upon the tour’s completion, he decamped to Portland, Oregon’s Type Foundry studio, inviting along Troy Stewart, a regular touring member of Snow Patrol; Iain Archer, a longtime Snow Patrol collaborator; Richard Colburn, Belle & Sebastian’s drummer and former collaborator with Lightbody in Reindeer Section; and producer Garret “Jacknife” Lee (U2, Bloc Party), who helped to recruit Tired Pony’s final two members: Peter Buck from R.E.M. and Scott McCaughey, R.E.M.’s full-time auxiliary member since 1994.

Inspired by his love of Wilco, Calexico, Lambchop, Palace, Smog and more, Gary set out to make what could be called an American gothic album, a country-tinged gem that looked at the darkness of America. The resulting collection of songs is heartbreakingly beautiful, a true sum of tremendous parts culminating in something stormy and dense, with flickers of darkness shimmering through each song’s melodies. Instituting a “no more than two takes” rule, and bringing in She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward and The Editors’ Tom Smith for guest turns, the album was made quickly, with the entire recording session lasting only a week. At the end of it all, the players felt so close and so connected, they decided to take Tired Pony out of the studio and into the world.

Do not miss the chance to see this band in a rare live appearance!

http://www.tiredpony.com

For more on Tired Pony, please contact: Jen Appel // 212-246-2640 // jen@pressherepublicity.com

Third Man Records to Release The Secret Sisters’ Debut 45

August 10th marks the release of The Secret Sisters’ debut 45 with Third Man Records. The Jack White-produced record features a cover of Johnny Cash’s Big River and the sisters’ take on the classic folksong The Wabash Cannonball, with My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemmel on pedal steel and White on guitar. Presales are currently being accepted now through www.thirdmanrecords.com.

The musical influences on the sisters (Laura and Lydia Rogers) aren’t hard to pin down. The pair attributes the development of their distinct vocal style to singing at family picnics, church functions, and to growing up with “a love of music from all sides’” of the family in Mussel Shoals, Alabama. The intimacy between the sisters translates beautifully onto their new record: the B-side boasts harmonies straight out of the 1930s, and the A-side, though decidedly heavier on the guitar, still highlights the pure, clear vocals that are sure to become the trademark of the Secret Sisters.

150 Tri Color singles will be made available of this release. 50 will be included in random mail-orders through Third Man Records’ website, and 100 will be available from their Nashville storefront on Saturday August 14th from 12 noon.

For more information on The Secret Sisters, please visit: www.myspace.com/thesecretsisters

For more information on Third Man Records, please visit: www.thirdmanrecords.com

Press Here Publicity: 212 246 2640 chloe@pressherepublicity.com / sarah@pressherepublicity.com

SOUNDGARDEN Releases TELEPHANTASM September 28, 2010, via A&M/UMe

August 3, 2010—Seattle, WA-- Recently reunited Soundgarden will release their first collection of music since 1996 in the form of Telephantasm on September 28th in the US and September 27th internationally. This multi-label, career-spanning retrospective album includes beloved band hits, deep back catalogue cuts and a never-before-heard unreleased track entitled “Black Rain,” taken from the Badmotorfinger recording sessions. Telephantasm marks the first time ever a collection of its kind has been collated in one place.

Like the iconic ‘60s and ‘70s bands which inspired them, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a whole generation and had a revolutionary impact on the course of musical history. As one of the first bands to release music on the venerated Sub Pop label, and the first band to come out of the 90’s Seattle music scene to later sign to a major label, they are once again making history with Telephantasm. The band has announced that they will be partnering with innovative gaming publisher Activision Publishing, Inc. to release the album on September 28th via A&M/UMe inside 1 million copies of the new videogame Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock. This release marks the first time a music album will be simultaneously released and bundled with a video game launch. All North American Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock launch units will contain the 12-song retrospective disc and will be exclusive to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock for one week (until October 5). Additionally, fans will get full access to the band’s new album as downloadable content for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock day and date with the launch of the game. The 12-song disc will then be available on October 5th at all music retail outlets and on the band’s web site www.soundgardenworld.com.

“We are thrilled about the exclusive and trailblazing partnership between Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and Soundgarden,” said David Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Guitar Hero. “The fact that this seminal band chose Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock as the way to reintroduce themselves speaks volumes about Guitar Hero’s ability to deliver music, in an exciting, interactive way, to millions of music fans and gamers. The extensive collaboration – bundling Telephantasm with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, including the unreleased “Black Rain” as an exclusive in the game and releasing the entire album as downloadable content – demonstrates Soundgarden’s and Guitar Hero’s commitment to delivering a great experience for its fans.”

Additionally, on September 28th A&M/UMe will be releasing 3 expanded versions of Telephantasm which will include a double-disc with 12 additional tracks, 5 of which are previously unreleased, and Soundgarden’s first-ever DVD, featuring 20 videos, 13 of which have never been released, a Deluxe 3-LP Vinyl Edition and an individually numbered Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition. The Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition will be available for a limited time and will include 2 CDs, the limited edition DVD, three heavy vinyl discs, a collectible poster, lithos, and much more. These 3 expanded versions will be available at all music retail outlets and on the band’s website.

On April 16th 2010, Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden took to the stage together for the first time in 12 years at the Showbox Theater in Seattle. Playing songs from their celebrated and acclaimed catalogue, the result was nothing short of brilliant and saw the four band members playing with the same heart and vigor for which they have always been known. On August 8th, Soundgarden will hit the stage again, headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park, preceded by a sold-out show at the Vic Theatre on August 5th.

Watch this space for additional news on Soundgarden. www.soundgardenworld.com

Harper Simon Presents A Special Evening with Emmy Award-Winning Writer and Director Tom Schiller

Singer-songwriter Harper Simon is proud to present a special evening with Emmy Award-winning writer and director Tom Schiller on August 21 at Los Angeles’ The Cinefamily, housed inside one of Hollywood's most beloved cultural landmarks, the Silent Movie Theatre. A long time friend and creative admirer of Tom’s, Harper will host an evening that will include “Schiller’s Reel,” a 30-minute synopsis of Tom’s legendary early short films which he created during his 11-year stint as an original staff writer for Saturday Night Live, a screening of his unreleased 1984 feature film Nothing Lasts Forever a Q&A between Harper and Tom and special guest appearances. The night begins at 7p.m. and tickets are available at http://www.cinefamily.org/calendar/saturday_early.html#nothing.

While Harper’s heart lies within his musical roots of Americana, folk, country and rock, his passion for creativity extends far beyond music into the realms of comedy and film. Having spent many hours on the set of Saturday Night Live as a child with father Paul Simon, Harper developed a deep appreciation for the creative and comedic formats pioneered by Saturday Night Live and forged lasting friendships with many of the show’s original writers and cast members, including Tom Schiller.

Says Harper, “Of all the pioneering comedy writers from the first five years of SNL, I seem to have the most affection for the work of Tom Schiller. With Nothing Lasts Forever, Tom made the leap from groundbreaking sketch comedy and eclectic short films to creating a work of true cinema. Nothing Lasts Forever is less a comedy and more an art film, very distinct from the better known films of other SNL alumni. ‘Love all, fear not’ is the philosophical motto of Nothing Lasts Forever, a cinematic essay on the role of romantic and spiritual love in the artist’s trajectory.”

Tom Schiller’s comedic brilliance was first recognized during his time at Saturday Night Live, where he created many of the show’s most popular early short films for which he won three Emmys, including "La Dolce Gilda" with Gilda Radner, "Don't Look Back in Anger" with John Belushi and "Java Junkie" with Peter Aykroyd – all part of the “Schiller’s Reel” presentation at The Cinefamily. He then went on to write and direct an MGM/UA feature film entitled Nothing Lasts Forever, featuring cameos by Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd amongst others. The film never received distribution from MGM and is still not available on DVD. However, throughout the years, Nothing Lasts Forever has developed a loyal, cult-like following of cinema lovers through special screenings and showings at film festivals. The film was recently honored at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater and shown at Spain’s SITGES International Film Festival. Throughout the last decade Tom has also become an award-winning commercial director, helming nearly 500 TV commercials to date.

After releasing his 2009 self-titled debut album to critical acclaim, Harper Simon has been touring throughout North America and Europe where his album and live shows have received widespread praise and support. He is currently on the road playing a run of summer festival dates in Europe. He returns to the States on August 19 to play NYC's City Winery, after which he comes to Los Angeles to host this very special evening celebrating the work of Tom Schiller.

For more information on Harper Simon, please contact: Press Here 212-246-2640 Gina Schulman // Carla Senft gina@pressherepublicity.com / carla@pressherepublicity.com

For more information on Tom Schiller, please visit www.schillervision.com.

Desaparecidos, Bright Eyes, Cursive, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings draw huge crowd for Nebraskan Concert For Equality

Saturday July 31st saw over a dozen bands perform in downtown Benson, Nebraska in order to raise funds for the American Civil Liberties Union. Over 2,000 fans attended the sold out show, which was headlined by Omaha’s Desaparecidos in their first live performance since 2002. The quintet performed songs from their lone album Read Music/ Speak Spanish. Joining them were Bright Eyes, Cursive, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Lullaby For The Working Class, David Dondero, Conchance, The Envy Corps, Vago, The So-So Sailors, Simon Joyner, Flowers Forever and Fathr^.

Desaparecidos/ Bright Eyes’ frontman Conor Oberst organized the Benson concert in response to the nearby town of Fremont’s recent legal ordinance intended to force the resident immigrant population to acquire additional paperwork when renting housing or applying for jobs and to legally require landlords and employers to check their tenants and employees citizenship status. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the town. ACLU Nebraska Executive Director Laurel Marsh says, “This law will cause discrimination and racial profiling against Latinos and others who appear to be foreign born, including U.S. citizens. Not only do local ordinances such as this violate federal law, they are also completely out of step with American values of fairness and equality.” The Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund has also filed a suit against the town. The Fremont City Council has temporarily suspended the ordinance until the lawsuits are resolved.

The Concert For Equality began at 5pm and continued until 2am. Fans who purchased the “Deluxe Package” were treated to a late night show at music venue The Waiting Room where a re-formed Lullaby For The Working Class performed and Conor Oberst played a solo acoustic set.

Speaking with ABC’s statewide news station KETV prior to Saturday’s concert Oberst said, “Once the law passed I felt like we had to do something. It’s un-American, it’s unconstitutional, it’s immoral…It’s a human rights issue and it's about people's dignity.”

Photos from the Concert: http://bit.ly/bmUvr7

For more information on the Concert For Equality contact Chloe Walsh at Press Here. Chloe(at)PressHerePublicity.com

For more information on the ACLU’s fight to overturn the Fremont law : http://www.aclunebraska.org/

Sigur Rós’ Jónsi Announces Final American Tour for Go

Following his incredible North American spring tour for his album, Go, Sigur Rós front man Jónsi h