As you may know, Kill Hannah’s new album Wake Up The Sleepers is due out this coming Tuesday 9/29. We recently offered up the first single, “New York City Speed” for you to stream and download here (right click, save as). Well you can now stream the whole album at AbsolutePunk.net. Go listen to it now and check back here next week as we’ll be giving away a copy of Wake Up The Sleepers.
Wed 09/23/09 New York, NY Webster Hall
Thu 09/24/09 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
Fri 09/25/09 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
Sat 09/26/09 Montreal, QC Le National
Mon 09/28/09 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Tue 09/29/09 Detroit, MI The Majestic
Wed 09/30/09 Newport, KY Southgate House
Thu 10/01/09 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Sat 10/03/09 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
Sun 10/04/09 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
It’s been 13 years but it seems that a new Pearl Jam album will debut at #1 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart with Backspacer (Buy on iTunes/Amazon). Released on Sunday on CD exclusively in Target stores and indepedent retailers, Backspacer is estimated to sell anywhere between 175,000 to 200,000 copies by week’s end. Backspacer is Pearl Jam’s first album to be released without a major label (after years of being on Epic and J Records). The band’s last studio album, Pearl Jam (J Records) debuted at #2 on the charts with 279,000 first week sales. Pearl Jam’s previous album to debut at #1 was 1996′s No Code.
One of our favorite radio stations, KRBZ 96.5 The Buzz, has a morning program called “Afentra’s Big Fat Morning Buzz” and this upcoming Monday (9/28) they’re putting on a really cool event called “Kegs & Eggs.” This installment of “Kegs & Eggs” is at the Firefly Lounge in Westport (Kansas City) and features an unplugged performance by The Airborne Toxic Event. Oh and the first 100 people to attend get a free drink! Even better, the WHOLE EVENT IS FREE! You do have to be there super early like at 7AM (Wow, The Airborne Toxic Event and booze at 7AM, that’s the life!). If you happen to be going, please take some pictures and videos. To get more info on KRBZ, go to 965thebuzz.com. For info on the Firefly Lounge, go to fireflykc.com.
Infectious rockers MAYDAY PARADE will herald the release of their major label debut Anywhere But Here with a nearly non-stop tour schedule, including a co-headlining slot on Alternative Pressâ€™ tour â€œThe Fall Ball â€™09â€ alongside The Academy Isâ€¦, Set Your Goals, The Secret Handshake, and You Me At Six. Anywhere But Here drops everywhere on October 6th and was produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, All Time Low). The bandâ€™s 2007 breakthrough debut A Lesson In Romantics made a top 10 debut on Billboardâ€™s â€œTop Heatseekersâ€ chart on its way to sales exceeding 100,000.
The New York Postâ€™s Maxine Sheen called the album â€œemotionally chargedâ€ and â€œvicariously thrilling,â€ while AOL Musicâ€™s â€œPopEaterâ€ blog declared, â€œMayday Parade writes songs that bring out the addict in all of us. Their catchy pop vocals, slap-in-the-face lyrics and bright, uptempo melodies are enough to send you to rehab for OD’ing on their debut album.â€
MAYDAY PARADE has toured as headliners; on multi-artist bills such as the â€œCompromising of Integrity, Morality, and Principles in Exchange for Money Tourâ€ alongside All Time Low, The Maine, and Every Avenue; and on such festival roadshows as the Vans Warped Tour and the UKâ€™s Give It A Name.
For the absolute latest news and tour information, check out Mayday Parade on MySpace at www.myspace.com/maydayparade.
9/25 Clutch Cargos; Detroit, MI
9/26 Newport Music Hall; Columbus, OH
9/27 Intersection; Grand Rapids, MI
9/28 House Of Blues; Chicago, IL
9/29 Pops; St. Louis, MO
9/30 The Rave; Milwaukee, WI
10/2 Station 4; Minneapolis, MN
10/3 Sokol; Omaha, NE
10/4 Gothic; Denver, CO
10/6 In The Venue; Salt Lake City, UT
10/7 Knitting Factory; Boise, Idaho
10/8 El Corazon; Seattle, WA
10/9 Wonder; Portland, OR
10/10 Senator Theatre; Chico, CA
10/11 Grand Ballroom; San Francisco, CA
10/13 The Dome; Bakersfield, CA
10/14 Avalon; Los Angeles, CA
10/15 Glasshouse; Pomona, CA
10/16 House Of Blues; San Diego, CA
10/17 Rialto; Tucson, AZ
10/18 The Marquee; Phoenix, AZ
10/20 White Rabbit; San Antonio, TX
10/21 Th e Door; Dallas, TX
10/22 Warehouse; Houston, TX
10/24 Culture Room; Fort Lauderdale, FL
10/25 Freebird; Jacksonville, FL
10/27 House Of Blues; Orlando, FL
10/28 Masquerade; Atlanta, GA
10/29 Rocketown; Nashville, TN
10/30 Amos; Charlotte, NC
10/31 The Norva; Norfolk, VA
11/1 9:30 Club; Washington, DC
11/3 Theatre of Living Arts; Philadelphia, PA
11/4 Northern Lights; Clifton Park, NY
11/5 House Of Blues; Boston, MA
11/6 Toadâ€™s Place; New Haven, CT
11/7 Starland Ballroom; Sayreville, NJ
11/8 Crazy Donkey; Long Island, NY
11/10 Crocodile Rock; Allentown, PA
11/11 Irving Plaza; New York, NY
11/12 Town Ballroom; Buffalo, NY
11/14 House Of Blues; Cleveland, OH
11/15 Altar Bar; Pittsburgh, PA
Los Angeles rock band LoveHateHero is currently streaming America Underwater, its new release in stores September 29 on Ferret Music, all over the Worldwide Web via Myspace, Facebook, Purevolume, iLike, Last FM, as well as on Ferret’s iPhone App so you can listen while you are away from your computer.
The bandâ€™s third full length release focuses more on its well-developed vocal melodies and cleanly polished hooks, clearly showing a band that has matured and hit its stride.
“Everyone’s better at what they’re doing so we were able to get more creative,” singer Pierrick Berube explains. “The album still holds true to the band’s sound but adds so much more depth, while at the same time being a more care free album.â€
Receiving 3 Â½ stars from Alternative Press, the tastemaker magazine wrote of American Underwater: â€œBursting with strong melodiesâ€¦their choruses are the kind that can only be removed from your brain by surgery or a bullet.â€
If storming the Internet with 10 brand new anthems isnâ€™t enough, LoveHateHero has also released its brand new video for the title track off America Underwater. Shot in Lake Mohave, AZ this past summer, the clip was directed by Spence Nicholson (Hollywood Undead, Hit the Lights, The Devil Wears Prada).
LoveHateHero will launch its fall tour with Gwen Stacy, Ice Nine Kills and Stray From The Path on October 17 in South Bend, IN.
LHH Tour dates:
Oct 17 2009 The River Bank South Bend, Indiana
Oct 18 2009 The House Cafe DeKalb, Illinois
Oct 24 2009 Self destruct at the OZAK Bentonville, Arkansas
Oct 25 2009 Coca-Cola Events Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oct 26 2009 The Door Dallas, Texas
Oct 27 2009 Meridian Houston, Texas
Oct 28 2009 The High Ground Metairie, Louisiana
Oct 30 2009 the 7 Venue Douglasville, Georgia
Oct 31 2009 Ground Zero Spartanburg, South Carolina
Nov 1 2009 Alley Katz Richmond, Virginia
Nov 3 2009 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 4 2009 Hanger 84 Vineland, New Jersey
Nov 5 2009 The Loft @ The Chance Theatre Poughkeepsie, New York
Nov 6 2009 Harmony Grange Wilmington, Delaware
Nov 7 2009 Warehouse 64 Manheim, Pennsylvania
Nov 8 2009 School of Rock South Hackensack, New Jersey
After just one day on the market Brand New’s album, Daisy, is sitting pretty towards the top of the iTunes charts at number 4. While chart position may not be of the utmost importance to a band like Brand New, it is a testament to the quality of the album they’ve produced for the world to hear. With each album review a new comparison is made between Brand New and the likes of Modest Mouse, Radiohead, The Jesus Lizard, My Bloody Valentine and a slew of other ’90s alternative and indie rock icons. The reality of Daisy is that, “the remnants of pop-punk have dissipated” (StrangeGlue.com) and fans are left with what Slant Magazine called, “an ambitious leftfield stunner” and an an album that “explodes without warning” (SPIN).
Daisy is in stores now and can be purchased on iTunes.
Atreyu has just posted a new webisode in anticipation of their upcoming album, Congregation of the Damned. In the third episode, the band informs fans that this one of their heaviest and most cohesive albums yet. Check it out and hear first hand from the guys how the record came together, and see some behind-the-scenes footage from their recording sessions.
Congregation of the Damned will be available in stores and online on October 27th. Atreyu is currently preparing for their October tour with Hollywood Undead. See their Myspace for details.
Tour Dates w/ Hollywood Undead
Oct 16 The Pavilion Lubbock, Texas
Oct 17 Sunset Station San Antonio, Texas
Oct 18 House of Blues Dallas, Texas
Oct 20 Las Palmas Race Park Mission, Texas
Oct 21 Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, Texas
Oct 23 Hard Rock Live Orlando, Florida
Oct 24 The Tabernacle Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 25 House Of Blues Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Oct 26 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, North Carolina
Oct 27The National Richmond, Virginia
Oct 29 Roseland Ballroom NY, New York
Oct 30 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 31 Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 2 Metropolis E Montreal, Quebec
Nov 3 Sound Academy Toronto
Nov 4 Ches-Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 6 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, Illinois
Nov 7 The Myth Maplewood, Minnesota
Nov 8 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, Nebraska
Nov 10 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, Colorado
Nov 11 The Great Salt Air Magna, Utah
Nov 13 Knitting Factory ConcertHouse Boise, Idaho
Nov 14 Showbox SoDo South Seattle, Washington
Nov 15 Roseland Theatre Portland, Oregon
Nov 17 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Sacramento, California
Nov 18 Event Center at San JoseState Univ. San Jose, California
Nov 20 House of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada
Tokio Hotel’s new single “Automatic” is available today! Head over to iTunes to grab the epic, first single from their upcoming album Humanoid.
Fans of the German pop phenomenon can now visit Fuse.com’s No. 1 Countdown to vote for the “Automatic” video. Simply check off the band’s name in “Viewer’s Choice” to help them reach #1. Haven’t seen the video yet? Watch it here.