The One AM Radio’s “Sunlight” was remixed by Prefuse 73 and featured as RCRD LBL’s song of the day. The song is off of their upcoming album Heaven Is Attached By A Slender Thread, out April 12th on Dangerbird. You can also check out the band on tour in May (full info below)
5-13 PORTLAND, OR @Backspace Cafe
5-14 SEATTLE, WA @Comet Tavern
5-16 SACRAMENTO, CA @Blue Lamp
5-17 SANTA CRUZ, CA @Moe’s Alley
5-18 SAN FRANCISCO, CA @Bottom of the Hill
5-19 SANTA BARBARA, CA @Muddy Waters
5-20 SAN DIEGO, CA @Soda Bar
5-21 LOS ANGELES, CA @The Echo
(All dates with Houses)
After a successful SXSW, Bella Union prepares to release Seattle duo Thousandsâ€™ debut The Sound of Everything. The band will make their first East Coast appearance with a run of dates including New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Please see list of dates on back.
The Sound of Everything, out in the U.S. on April 26, is enjoying high praise in the U.K. including a four star review in Q Magazine. At home in Seattle, The Stranger says Thousands has â€œelements that coalesce into a sweet sound that evokes Kings of Convenience and Simon and Garfunkel, albeit with welcome ragged tonesâ€ while Seattle Weekly calls the bandsâ€™ live performance â€œseamless, balanced and beautiful.â€
Kristian Garrard and Luke Berman, who make up Thousands, did not retreat to a studio to create The Sound of Everything. They set up recording equipment in abandoned barns, forgotten silos, stairwells and state parks in the Pacific Northwest to achieve an organic sound. No engineers, no advice.
The duo experimented in an old cemetery with only instruments and Garrardsâ€™ handheld digital recorder. They quickly realized they had set the intimate tone in which to create their album and began traveling to quiet and inspiring places to record. Thousands sought to incorporate the sound of barking dogs, crows flying nearby and wind rustling through the leaves into their songs. In turn, the band took extreme efforts to keep out the sounds of humankind. The duo also recorded each song live with just one take. Each track is in real time. There is also no post-production on the entire album. The goal of The Sound of Everything is to have the listener feel they are sitting right on front of the band as they perform while birds fly by, leaves fall and the great outdoors enhances the sound. Beyond that, itâ€™s an album that should truly come to life when listened to on headphones. â€œThis is how we were used to hearing ourselves,â€ says Kristian, â€œand we could project a decent balance of instruments and voice.â€
The first track and the first song of their experiment â€œMTSES IIIâ€ was recorded in a cabin along the Oregon Coast. The songs â€œWe Donâ€™t Tell,â€ â€œBig Black Road,â€ â€œEverything Turned Upside Down,â€ â€œMust Be Born Againâ€ and â€œLove Wonâ€™t Comeâ€ were recorded in a littered silo of questionable structural durability with almost eight inches of snow. â€œSun Cuzâ€ was recorded in a nearby barn. In the background of â€œEverything Turned Upside Down,â€ one can hear nearby white water rafters picnicking and hitting rocks on the barn roof.â€
Chicago, IL rock band Empires is thrilled to be one of the top eight acts to advance to the next round of Rolling Stone Magazine’s first-ever “Do You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star?” competition. Rolling Stone Magazine searched through thousands of artists & bands and through a combination of consumer voting and editors’ picks, the list was narrowed down from 16 artists to eight.
Empires, a band praised by MTV, The Chicago Tribune, Alternative Press and more, has built a devoted fan-base by continually writing, recording and releasing a thrilling collection of rock songs for free download. Through an organic word of mouth response and a true love of these songs, the band’s debut album “Howl” is currently over 70,000 album downloads.
Empires traveled to New York City the week of March 7th to record two new songs with producer Machine (Fall Out Boy) and perform in-front of Rolling Stone editors, Atlantic Records A&R executives and other industry professionals.
Kenton Dunson just released a remix of John Legendâ€™s cover of Adeleâ€™s â€œRolling In The Deepâ€. He created the instrumental entirely from scratch and also threw a couple verses on it.
“When I heard John released this acappella of an awesome song by a great artist, I took that acappella and went to my piano, kick drum and bottle of whiskey…this happened.” – Kenton Dunson
Take a listen below:
About Kenton Dunson:
Kenton Dunson became proactive on his music career in early 2010 when he resigned from his position at an investment firm to embark on the journey of an artist. People continue to find it difficult to put him in a box because of his talents which include self-production, vocals, lyricism and intense attack on in multiple instruments. He first released abstract musical energy with a debut, The Kenton Dunson Progressions, but not long after released the highly heralded self-produced and much more intense album, Creative Destruction. The Maryland native has played in bands of multiple-genres over the years but took the chance to go solo and has since found a very receptive global base of listeners through online support and live performances. Kenton is currently working on his third project, but in the meantime has taken interest in remixing popular songs that lend themselves to his creative style. Visit www.kentondunson.com to experience the journey of an artist.
In the build up to one of the most anticipated debut albums of 2011, Mona are to release the â€˜Listen To Your Loverâ€™ EP. The EP will be released through the bandâ€™s own imprint Zion Noiz Recordings/Island Records and will be made available on limited edition white vinyl from May 9th and is available on digital download now.
The EP will include the tracks, â€˜Listen To Your Loveâ€™, â€˜Brick Shoesâ€™, â€˜The Tallyâ€™ and a special piano version of â€˜Trouble On The Wayâ€™. A new 1960â€™s, Bob Dylan themed video for â€˜Listen To Your Loveâ€™ was shot in Paris whilst the original video has now had over 200,000 views on You Tube.
The band have also announced more shows, including supporting the Kings Of Leon on their summer stadium tour. The shows will take place in London (Hyde Park), Manchester (Old Trafford Cricket Ground), Sunderland (Stadium of Light), Coventry (Ricoh Arena). Mona will also join Morrisey on tour in York, Bradford and Cheltenham.
May 17th will see Mona play their biggest show to date at Londonâ€™s Electric Ballroom. The band has also just confirmed a few support dates in the U.S. with The Airborne Toxic Event. A full list of dates is below.
Monaâ€™s debut, self titled album is released a week after the EP on May 16th. The Album was originally recorded in the bandâ€™s Nashville basement and was mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Glasvegas) and was produced by Nick Brown.
2011 has started strongly for Mona, winning MTVâ€™s Brand New For 2011, polling over 35% of of 200,000 public votes and beating off competition from Jessie J, The Vaccines and Jamie Woon. This is not to mention playing shows for Q, Channel 4 drama Skins, appearing on Later..With Jools Holland at the end of 2010 and supporting The Walkmen last month.
â€˜Listen To Your Loverâ€™ EP Track Listing:
1. Listen To Your Love (Rich Costey Mix)
2. Brick Shoes
3. The Tally
4. Trouble On The Way (Piano Version)
May 13th – Brighton – Great Escape Festival, Hectorâ€™s House
May 17th – London – Electric Ball Room
May 19th – Liverpool – 02 Academy (part of Liverpool: Sound City)
May 20th – Sheffield – The Leadmill
May 21st – Coventry – Kasbah
May 24th – Middlesborough – The Empire
May 25th – Cardiff – Millennium Music Hall
May 26th – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
May 28th – Bristol – Dot To Dot Festival
May 29th – Nottingham – Dot To Dot Festival
May 30th – Coventry – Ricoh Arena (supporting Kings Of Leon)
June 1st – Birmingham – HMV Institute
June 7th – Vancouver, Canada – Commodore Ballroom (supporting The Airborne Toxic Event)
June 8th – Seattle, WA – The Showbox (supporting The Airborne Toxic Event)
June 9th – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (supporting The Airborne Toxic Event)
June 11th – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (supporting The Airborne Toxic Event)
June 17th – Sunderland – Stadium Of Light (supporting KOL)
June 19th – Manchester – Old Trafford Cricket Ground (supporting KOL)
June 22nd â€“ London â€“ Hyde Park (supporting KOL)
June 25th – York – Barbican (supporting Morrisey)
June 27th – Bradford – St Georgeâ€™s Hall (supporting Morrisey)
June 30th – Cheltenham – Centaur (supporting Morrisey)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti has announced a show on June 2nd in New York City – the band also has an appearance at this year’s Coachella festival, it’s their second appearance at the fest. They’ll also appear at The 4th Annual Roots picnic in Philadelphia – they were invited to play after ?uestlove saw them perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in January.
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04/15 Indio, CA Coachella
06/02 New York, NY Irving Plaza
06/04 Philadelphia, PA 4th Annual Roots Picnic @ Festival Pier
Following the first tour since the release of the album trilogy (Hombre Lobo, End Times, Tomorrow Morning) in 2010, EELS are surprising fans by launching a 2011 world tour. After a warm-up show in Santa Ana, CA, June 1, the tour officially starts with the first ever EELS performances in Beijing and Shanghai, June 5 & 6, then rolls through Europe, including their first appearance at the Glastonbury Festival June 26 and onto North America, starting in Austin, TX, July 20 and ending in Los Angeles, CA, August 12.
To celebrate the announcement of the tour EELS are offering a free download of three tracks — one from each of the EELS album trilogy: Hombre Lobo, End Times, and Tomorrow Morning.
EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E says, “We’re looking forward to playing in some of the places we weren’t able to get to last time and coming back to some of the places we couldn’t resist returning to. There will be lots of fun surprises for old and new fans alike. I can’t wait.”
EELS 2011 WORLD TOUR DATES:
June 1 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
June 5 Beijing, China Kama Love Music Festival Beijing Sport Center
June 6 Shanghai, China Kama Love Music Festival Mao Livehouse
June 10 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
June 11 Oslo, Norway Norwegian Wood Festival
June 12 Gothenberg, Sweden Tradgarn
June 16 Salzburg, Austria Republic
June 17 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Den Atelier
June 18 Neehausen, Germany Southside Festival
June 19 ScheeÃŸel, Germany Hurricane Festival
June 20 Heerlen, Holland Parkstadtheater Limburg
June 21 Eindhoven, Holland Muzieksgebouw Frits Philips
June 23 Bilbao, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
June 24 Madrid, Spain D-Code Festival
June 26 Somerset, UK Glastonbury Festival
June 27 Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso
June 28 Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso
June 30 Werchter, Belgium Werchter Festival
July 1 Arras, France Main Square Festival
July 3 Normandy, France Beauregard Festival
July 4 Paris, France Bataclan
July 5 Paris, France Bataclan
July 6 Brighton, UK The Dome
July 7 London, UK Somerset House
July 9 Naas, Ireland Oxegen Festival
July 10 Kinross, Scotland T in the Park Festival
July 11 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
July 12, Leeds, UK O2 Academy
July 14 Berne, Switzerland Gurten Festival
July 15 Aix les Bains, France Musilac Festival
July 17 Suffolk, UK Latitude Festival
July 20, Austin, TX Stubbs
July 21 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
July 22 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
July 23 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
July 24 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
July 25 Chapel Hill, NC Cats Cradle
July 27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
July 28 Boston, MA Paradise
July 29 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Music Hall
July 30 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Music Hall
July 31 Montreal, Quebec Osheaga Festival
Aug 1 Toronto, Ontario Lee’s Palace
Aug 3 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Aug 4 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Aug 6 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Aug 9 Seattle, WA Showbox Theater
Aug 10 Portland, OR AladdinTheater
Aug 11 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Aug 12 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater
More EELS info:
The Newport Folk Festival has announced that The Decemberists will headline the first night of their 2011 festival on Saturday, July 30. General public tickets will go on-sale March 31 at 10:00am ET. The bandâ€™s outdoor stage performance on ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live! will air on April 5. They have also added an August 12 date at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles to their summer touring schedule. See below for a full list of tour dates or visit The Decemberistsâ€™ website.
Following the #1 Billboard debut of their album The King Is Dead on Capitol Records, The Decemberists have notched another career first #1 as the albumâ€™s lead single â€œDown By The Waterâ€ ascends this week to the top spot on the Mediabase AAA radio charts. The band also continues to enjoy their biggest Modern Rock radio success to date with â€œThis Is Why We Fightâ€ climbing into the Top 20 at the format.
On April 16, The Decemberists will release Live At Bull Moose, a limited edition EP in conjunction with Record Store Day. The seven-track CDâ€”which will be available exclusively through participating independent record storesâ€”was recorded live at Bull Moose in Scarborough, Maine, and includes songs from The King Is Dead, as well as a cover of the country ballad â€œIf I Could Only Win Your Loveâ€ by The Louvin Brothers.
April 16, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO+
April 17, Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE+
April 18, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA+
April 19, Overture Hall, Madison, WI+
April 21, Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA+
April 22, Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
April 23, The LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH+
April 25, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI+
April 26, Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY+
April 27, The Pageant, St. Louis, MO+
April 29, House of Blues, Dallas, TX=
April 30, Stubbâ€™s Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin, TX=
May 1, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA
May 2, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta, GA+
May 29, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR*
May 30, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Quincy, WA
June 10, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
June 11, Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC#
June 13, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD#
June 14, Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY#
June 15, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA#
June 16-19, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride, CO
July 30, Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
August 5, The Lawn @ White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN
August 12, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
+ with Justin Townes Earle
= with Other Lives
* with Rodrigo Y Gabriela
# with Best Coast
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi’s Rome album isn’t set for release until May 17th but we’re happy to bring you some music off of it today. Take a listen to “Black” featuring Norah Jones. You just might love it.
Also, check out a video below with Danger Mouse, Luppi, Jones and Jack White talking about Rome.
The Copyright Criminals All Star Band (Chuck D, Clyde Stubblefield and Eclectic Method) covered Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” with Questlove and Black Thought from the Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Watch the video below: