2009 September | The Audio Perv - Part 2
Archive for September, 2009
29 Sep

This giveaway is over!
U2 is on a huge stadium tour right now. They just played Saturday Night Live (videos). Life is pretty good right now if you’re U2 or one of their fans. A remix of their single “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” has just been released. For one lucky reader, we’re going to give away a copy of the remix on VINYL and on CD. Oh yeah, you’re also getting a T-SHIRT! Email us your name and we’ll email you back if you win!

29 Sep

Singer/songwriter Tyrone Wells is the latest act to gain exposure on the hit TV show Grey’s Anatomy. His song “Sink or Swim” was recently featured in the promos for the sixth season premiere. Watch the commercial spot featuring “Sink or Swim” on YouTube, and then snag the track on iTunes. Listen to the track in full here. (Windows Media); (QuickTime).

Wells launched his career in 2003 with a number of indie releases. His fourth album and second major label release, Remain, is full of passion, with a lush production value that showcases his powerful voice. Remain, featuring the track “Sink or Swim,” is available now in stores and on iTunes. Visit his MySpace for more info and for tour dates.

29 Sep

Weezer’s announced a show for Halloween (10/31) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Matt and Kim and PT Walkley will support. The Metro PC’s Masquerade with Weezer Presented by 101.9RXP will have tickets available for presale today (LiveNation) at 10AM EST. You can get tickets by going here and using code HOLLYWOOD. There’s also a Radio Presale (101.9 RXP) today and that code is 1019RXP. Regular on sale starts on Thursday 10/1. Good luck!


29 Sep

Here are today’s new releases. Do yourself and the bands a favor and buy their music! Buy it release week especially because of all the deals!

AFI Crash Love Buy it on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue Buy it on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony Buy it on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

Kill Hannah Wake Up The Sleepers Buy it on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

Paramore brand new eyes Buy it on iTunes, Amazon MP3 (only $3.99 for the whole album!), CD.

29 Sep

Crash Love is certainly not a concept album or rock opera by any stretch, but the songs are generally connected by a greater theme… The album title itself can be construed as a command, as a destructive kind of love, or as a desire for a relationship that’s heading inevitably toward disaster or flameout. The lyrics of some songs trace an arc from adoration to the desire to tear down the object of affection. These songs are written from perspectives both sympathetic and critical, as well from both the inside the relationship and outside.”–Davey Havok

Crash Love, AFI’s eighth full length studio album, released on September 29 on DGC/Interscope, is indeed informed not only by the ever-evolving chemistry between the musicians in the band but also by the members’ personal lives and perhaps most of all by the always intense relationship between AFI and its fans. The latter has intensified considerably over the most recent of AFI’s 18 years as a band, with 2006′s decemberunderground entering the chart at #1 with first week sales of nearly 200,000 and subsequent sold out shows at the Long Beach Arena and Bill Graham Civic as well as appearances on Saturday Night Live and at Live Earth–not to mention 2003′s Sing The Sorrow going platinum.

These experiences were bound to have an impact on four kids from Ukiah, California who formed a rudimentary punk band in 1991 with aspirations of playing in the SF Bay Area and possibly releasing a few singles and an LP or two.

You can buy the new album Crash Love now on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or on CD

For more on AFI, go to AFireInside.net and www.myspace.com/afi. Check out AFI’s tour dates below the video:

Tour Dates
Fri 10/02/09 Minneapolis, MN Epic Center

Sun 10/04/09 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

Mon 10/05/09 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

Wed 10/07/09 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom

Thu 10/08/09 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

Sat 10/10/09 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

Sun 10/11/09 Pittsburgh, PA Zoo Entertainment Complex

Tue 10/13/09 Hartford, CT Webster Theater

Wed 10/14/09 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Fri 10/16/09 Rochester, NY Water St. Music Hall

Sat 10/17/09 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Mon 10/19/09 Richmond, VA The National

Wed 10/21/09 Scranton, PA Scranton Cultural Center

Appearing at “mtvU Ulalume Festival”
Fri 10/23/09 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion

Sun 10/25/09 Boston, MA House Of Blues

Tue 11/03/09 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

Wed 11/04/09 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

Fri 11/06/09 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater

Sat 11/07/09 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

Mon 11/09/09 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit

Tue 11/10/09 Toronto, ON Sound Academy

Thu 11/12/09 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

Fri 11/13/09 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom

Sun 11/15/09 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues

Mon 11/16/09 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle

Wed 11/18/09 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

Thu 11/19/09 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues

Sat 11/21/09 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater

Appearing with Tegan and Sara
Mon 12/21/09 Victoria, BC Save On Foods Memorial Centre

Appearing at “Soundwave Festival”ParamoreJane’s AddictionMy Chemical Romance \ Faith No More
Sat 02/20/10 Brisbane, Australia R.N.A. Showgrounds

Sun 02/21/10 Eastern Creek, Australia Eastern Creek Raceway

Fri 02/26/10 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Showgrounds

Sat 02/27/10 Adelaide, Australia Bonython Park

Mon 03/01/10 Perth, Australia Steel Blue Oval

29 Sep

The Dirty Projectors performed a brand new song called “When The World Comes To An End” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on 9/28. Check it out below:

Buy The Dirty Projectors on iTunes, Amazon MP3 or on CD.

29 Sep

Paramore performed “Ignorance” off of their new album Brand New Eyes on the Tonight Show with Conan O Brien on 9/28. Check it out below:

Buy Paramore on iTunes, Amazon MP3 (only $3.99 for the whole album!), or on CD.

29 Sep

The Avett Brothers performed “I and Love and You” on the Late Show with David Letterman on 9/28. Check it out below:

Buy The Avett Brothers on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or on CD.

28 Sep

Just as their headlining tour commences, THE DEAR HUNTER–Casey Crescenzo (singer/pianist/guitarist/lyricist/multi-instrumentalist), Andy Wildrick (guitar), Erick Serna (guitar), Nick Crescenzo (drums), Nate Patterson (bass)—has added more shows to their already busy schedule promoting their critically acclaimed ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH. Once the headlining trek concludes October 3, they’ll head out with Thursday through October 24. When that round of dates is done, they’ll head back out for another week’s worth of headlining shows with Annuals. From there, THE DEAR HUNTER will launch a brief jaunt with Thrice and Polar Bear Club from November 15 – December 4.

In video news, Casey Crescenzo has been putting the finishing touches on the animated video he’s directing and producing for “What It Means To Be Alone,” which will be ready for TV and Internet consumption by mid-October.

Check out THE DEAR HUNTER at any of the following stops:

Headlining shows:

Wed 9/23 Akron, OH Musica

Thu 9/24 Grand Rapids, MI The Mixtape

Fri 9/25 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen

Sat 9/26 Madison, WI The New Loft

Sun 9/27 St. Louis, MO Firebird

Tue 9/29 Milwaukee, WI Rave Bar

Wed 9/30 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club

Sat 10/3 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

With Thursday:

Mon 10/5 Seattle, WA Neumo’s

Tue 10/6 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

Thu 10/8 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk

Fri 10/9 Los Angeles, CA Knitting Factory

Sun 10/11 San Francisco, CA Slim’s

Mon 10/12 Pomona, CA Glass House

Tue 10/13 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse

Thu 10/15 Dallas, TX The Door

Fri 10/16 Austin, TX Emo’s

Sat 10/17 Houston, TX Meridian

Mon 10/19 Jacksonville, FL Edge 17

Tue 10/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

Wed 10/21 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre

Thu 10/22 Orlando, FL The Social

Fri 10/23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

Sat 10/24 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

Headlining shows (with Annuals):

Sun 10/25 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java

Tue 10/27 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

Wed 10/28 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Thu 10/29 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church/Sanctuary

Fri 10/30 Rochester, NY Club At Water Street Music Hall

Sat 10/31 Hamden, CT The Space

Sun 11/1 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

With Thrice and Polar Bear Club:

Sun 11/15 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel

Mon 11/16 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

Tue 11/17 Poplar Grove, IL Chubby Rain/House of Tunes

Thu 11/19 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep

Fri 11/20 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

Sun 11/22 San Francisco, CA The Grand Ballroom at the Regency

Mon 11/23 Hollywood, CA Avalon

Tue 11/24 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

Wed 11/25 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

Fri 12/4 San Diego, CA Soma

For more info, go to www.thedearhunter.com, www.myspace.com/thedearhunter, www.twitter.com/therealTDH, www.youtube.com/thedearhuntervideos

28 Sep

Vic Chesnutt’s has a new album coming out on 10/6 called Skitter On Take-Off. Check out Jonathan Richman’s commentary below on why he wanted to work with Vic Chesnutt. You can also download the track “Society Sue” (check lower in the post).
by Jonathan Richman

My drummer Tommy Larkin and I were driving in the van across the United States as we do two or three times a year on our tours of clubs and I said, “Y’ know, we should produce Vic’s next record!” And he said he thought so too. We both were thinking that the way to get the feeling for Vic as a listener was to hear just Vic – no arrangements, no guest guitar solo guys, no “ironic” touches or anything else to cloud his voice or his poetry. His guitar playing is also the guitar playing on this recording because we think no help is needed.

Tommy and I have toured with Vic several times and he’s long been one of our favorites. So we’re both proud of this record and glad for the chance to make it our way. A lot of it was brand new stuff – a few hours old or becoming a song right there as he sang.

Vic Chesnutt has recorded with many different people for all kinds of labels, but he’s never made an album like his debut on Vapor Records. Chesnutt’s first two releases were produced by R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, and from there he was featured in the PBS documentary Speed Racer and his songs were recorded for Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation. A wide range of artists including Garbage, Madonna, Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M. and Live all covered Chesnutt originals. He has recorded with other groups like Widespread Panic and Lambchop and musicians as varied as Bill Frisell and Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto. Chesnutt recently performed on Cowboy Junkie’s Trinity Revisited, with others and over a dozen different releases of his own.

Skitter On Take-Off allows Vic Chesnutt to create his most dramatic album yet, recording devastating songs like “Rips in the Fabric” and “Dick Cheney” live with no overdubs. This album becomes a unique addition to his history, and allows the singer-songwriter the chance to collaborate with an important influence. “I’m honored to work with Jonathan Richman. Over the years he’s taken me under his wing and mentored me in a very meaningful way, truly shaping me into the songwriter and performer I am today. And it is an ongoing process.” Chesnutt and Richman’s work together is one for the ages.

For more on Vic Chesnutt, you can go to vicchesnutt.blogspot.com.

1) Feast in the Time of Plague
2) Unpacking My Suitcase
3) Dimples
4) Rips in the Fabric
5) Society Sue Download it for free here(Right click, save as)
6) My New Life
7) Dick Cheney
8) Worst Friend
9) Sewing Machine

The band’s made up of: Vic Chesnutt (vocals, guitar), Jonathan Richman (guitar, harmonium), Tommy Larkin (drums).

Skitter On Take-Off was produced by Jonathan Richman & Tommy Larkin

10/23 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
10/24 Montreal, QC – Ukrainian Federation
10/25 Cambridge, MA – Somerville Theater
10/26 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/27 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/28 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
10/29 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
10/30 Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/31 Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox
11/1 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/2 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
11/4 Newport, KY – Southgate House
11/5 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11/6 Detroit, MI – Detroit Institute of Arts
11/7 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
11/19 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
11/20 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
11/21 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
11/22 Edmonton, AB – McDougall United Church
11/23 Calgary, AB – Knox United Church
11/25 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
11/26 Vancouver, BC – Red Room
11/27 Seattle, WA – Crocodile
11/28 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
11/30 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
12/1 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theatre
12/2 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
12/4 Denton, TX – Hailey’s
12/5 Austin, TX – Central Presbyterian Church