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30 Sep

One of the most exciting new bands in rock, Sleeper Agent, have been on our radar all year. First, we caught them on tour with Manchester Orchestra and Cage The Elephant. Then we saw them play at a private show in New York City. We’ve listened to their new album Celabrasion and LOVED IT!. The band is now on a national headlining tour and you can sure bet your ass that we’ll be there as well. They play Vera Project on Sunday night in Seattle. We know that the band’s busy but we asked Sleeper Agent to let us know which albums they’ve been listening while out on the road this fall. Here’s what they had to say:

The new Girls album. We’ve covered one of their songs a few times.

Matt and Kim- Sidewalks. We luckily have a few shows coming up with them. Maybe a tour someday..?

Manchester Orchestra- Simple Math. Our new buds from ATL kill it on this album. If you ever have the chance to see them live don’t hesitate.

Dr Dre- The Chronic. Its a classic album and being in California just makes us want to listen to it even more.

Young The Giant- Another band we’d really love to tour with. Did you see them on the VMA’s!?? HOLY F**K!

Catch Sleeper Agent at Vera Project this Sunday night.

Sleeper Agent
Sunday October 2, 2011 7:30PM
Vera Project
Warren Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Tickets $11

29 Sep

The highly anticipated video for Adele’s “Someone Like You,” is now live on VEVO.com! Black-and-white and shot early-morning in Paris, the video features a lonely Adele wandering romantic looking streets, yearning for her long-lost love. The lonely atmosphere and Adele’s impeccable vocals makes for a video that is sure to resonate with viewers.

Also check out what Adele had to say to VEVO’s ASK:REPLY:

· “I have just discovered a hobby that I really really love. In between my first record and my second record, I’ve learned how to cook and bake.”

· “My cupcakes are moist and soft and airy!”

· “I really wanted to learn to make cupcakes ‘cause on my big American tour, bakeries used to send me loads of cupcakes with my face on it, and stuff like that! When I’m on tour I’m going to bake lots and give them out.”

· “Fame hasn’t changed me at all. I’ve been very good at surrounding myself with ‘no’ people, rather than ‘yes’ people…My mum would disown me if I changed.”

· “I really want a child but I thought maybe now’s not good timing yet so I got a dog.”

These quotes, part of VEVO’s ASK:REPLY original program, are the result of fans asking artists any question on their minds, via Twitter and Facebook.

29 Sep

We thought about taking it easy for this year’s CMJ festival but you know us.. WE LIKE TO PARTY! Even better, WE LIKE TO PARTY WITH GREAT MUSIC AND WITH OUR FRIENDS! We wanted to put on a great party for you and we’re bringing our besties over at Some Kind Of Awesome to bring you SIX AWESOME BANDS!

GO and RSVP for this show RIGHT AWAY!

Wednesday October 19th, WE’RE GOING TO ROCK THE DELANCEY with:

12PM TAB The Band
1PM A Lull
3PM Cassettes Won’t Listen
4PM The Static Jacks
5PM Sleeper Agent (Only NYC appearance during CMJ!)

The show is FREE to everyone: badges, no badges, suits, scuba divers BUT you have to be at least 21 to get in (sorry kiddies!)

We’ll be featuring all of these great artists as the show gets closer but we wanted to get you the meat of the info right away!

Special thanks to Music Unites for helping out and supporting great music with this show!

About Some Kind Of Awesome:

SomeKindOfAwesome.com (or SKoA for short) is one of the leading music blogs in premiering new music of rock, electronic, indie, and sometimes polka (kidding on that last one). SKoA really will leave you more musically cultured. Make sure to waste a few hours everyday on their site www.SomeKindOfAwesome.com, follow them @SKoABlog and like and LOVE them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/somekindofawesome

About Music Unites

Music Unites, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is dedicated to bringing music education to underprivileged children in underfunded inner city school systems.

Our goal is to connect people through the universality of music by providing communities with opportunities for a rich musical experience. This is achieved through education programs and by offering established and emerging musicians performance opportunities in a variety of venues and locations, including schools, where they act as mentors to the students.

Music Inspires, Music Empowers. Music UNITES!”

If you don’t support Music Unites, you hate music and people (then we don’t like you!)

Support them on Twitter @Music_Unites, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MusicUnitesOrg and at www.musicunites.org

29 Sep

Electric Flower, the new band featuring Josh Garza and Imaad Wasif, will release their debut EP on November 8th on Narnack Records. The self-titled EP will be released digitally and on limited (500 copies) foil stamped, red 10-inch vinyl.

Electric Flower had a most unlikely of beginnings. The first time they met, Josh Garza and Imaad Wasif were strangers in an elevator in London. Garza was carrying his kick drum and Wasif had his guitar in hand. They were at the BBC Studios to film performances on “Top of the Pops,” Garza with his band Secret Machines and Wasif appearing as a guest musician with Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Eyeing one another suspiciously, the two maintained a curious silence, until the elevator came to a screeching halt, between floors. Wasif began frantically hitting all the buttons to get the metal box moving, but the lights just flickered and the elevator remained eerily still and suspended. While waiting for the emergency operator to dispatch a technician, the two eventually set about jamming, Wasif, to ease his claustrophobia and Garza, ever-cool and stoic, to deal with the boredom, and, in his own words, to “just get this little freak to calm down.”

Another three years passed before the two men randomly collided again, this time on a street corner in Los Angeles. After picking up the spilled tacos and samosas, they decided to head to Wasif’s rehearsal space. In a blast of inspiration from the cosmic weirdness of it all, they wrote “Circles,” the epic track off of their debut EP. With the pounding of blood, the rumbling of thunder, and the indelicate sensations delicately rendered; its finesse lies in the grafting on such libidinous roots of the more visceral stems of Electric Flower.

“Four16″, the lead track off the EP, is a roaring tower of power inspired by Kurt Cobain’s iconic performance of Leadbelly song “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” during 1993′s MTV Unplugged In New York concert. A song about reincarnation, “Four16″ refers to the minute mark (4:16) during Cobain’s performance of the Leadbelly song where you can see him become possessed in a flash and his soul leave his body. “He was gone a long time before he was really gone,” asserts Wasif. With Nevermind’s 20th anniversary approaching next week, the sentiment behind the song resonates even more powerfully.

Imaad Wasif has released three solo albums, including 2010′s highly acclaimed The Voidist, and has established himself as one of the L.A. underground’s most electrifying guitar players. Josh Garza, a Texas native and the drummer of Secret Machines, is widely recognized for his fearless sound, channeling the spirit of Bonham and the space between the beats. Together, their sound is part Motorik, part psychedelic, with strains of post-punk, Japanese Group Sounds and East Indian drone. It’s raw, yet richly detailed and atmospheric, with booming beats and often obscure lyrical themes.

Electric Flower’s live presence is already sending shockwaves of excitement through Los Angeles and other exotic locales, gaining a reputation for being “louder than My Bloody Valentine.” Expect live dates to be announced shortly.


29 Sep

The National played a handful of east coast (plus one Los Angeles show) tour dates this past month. The band headlined the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston with support from Yo La Tengo and Wye Oak. Check out some breathtaking photos of the amazing band below thanks to our photographer Jennifer Murtha (FromThePhotoPit.com) and head over to americanmary.com to see upcoming tour dates.

29 Sep

Beirut is pleased to announce additional tour dates in support of new album The Rip Tide, out now via Pompeii Records. The tour is currently underway and shows have been receiving rave reviews:

“The show confirmed how cohesive this group has become. And it showed how Mr. Condon has been growing into his singing…he sounded like someone who knew his bearings, and well.”
– The New York Times

“Constantly subverting expectation without becoming contrived, Beirut can transport you somewhere else during their songs; ironic, then, that tonight there’s nowhere else you’d rather be.”
– The Independent

“Condon evolved as both a songwriter and singer. His compositions have become more lush and intricate…but Condon’s maturation is evident mostly in his voice. This was on full display at Terminal 5.”

Joining Beirut leader Zach Condon (ukulele, trumpet, piano, vocals) on the road is Perrin Cloutier (accordion, piano), Paul Collins (electric bass, upright bass), Ben Lanz (trombone, piano, tuba), Nick Petree (drums), and Kelly Pratt (trumpet, euphonium). A six piece band who has consistently honed their live show throughout the band’s career, Beirut puts on an undeniably solid and confident performance and shows a singular band maturing both on record and in concert.

Beirut recently visited NPR for a Tiny Desk Concert, performing The Rip Tide tracks “East Harlem” and “Santa Fe,” as well as a Hawk and a Hacksaw arrangement of the traditional “Serbian Cocek.” Watch that here: http://www.npr.org/2011/09/19/140599451/beirut-tiny-desk-concert

BEIRUT TOUR DATES (new shows in bold)
Sep 28 Denver CO – Fillmore w/ Laetitia Sadier
Oct 01 Oakland CA – Fox w/ Laetitia Sadier
Oct 02 San Francisco CA – Independent w/ Laetitia Sadier
Oct 04 Los Angeles CA – The Greek Theatre w/ Laetitia Sadier
Oct 06 Sante Fe NM – Warehouse 21 w/ Laetitia Sadier
Oct 07 Santa Fe NM – Santa Fe Center w/ Laetitia Sadier
Oct 09 St Louis MO– Pageant w/ Laetitia Sadier
Oct 11 Royal Oak MI – Royal Oak Music Hall w/ Laetitia Sadier
Oct 25 Richmond VA – The National w/ Basia Bulat
Oct 27 Atlanta GA – Variety Playhouse w/ Basia Bulat
Oct 29 Austin TX – Stubbs Waller Creek w/ Ramesh
Oct 31 Houston TX – Warehouse Live w/ Ramesh
Nov 01 Dallas TX – Prophet Bar w/ Ramesh

Nov 04 Mexico City – Cuervo Salon
Nov 05 Mexico City – Cuervo Salon
Nov 07 Nashville TN – Cannery
Nov 09 Lexington KY – Kentucky Theatre
Nov 11 Cincinnati OH – Bogarts
Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory w/ Basia Bulat
Nov 26 Providence RI – Lupo’s w/ Perfume Genius
Nov 28 Cleveland OH – House of Blues w/ Perfume Genius
Nov 30 Milwaukee WI – Turner Hall w/ Perfume Genius
Dec 02 Minneapolis MN – First Avenue w/ Perfume Genius
Dec 04 Knoxville TN – Bijou w/ Perfume Genius
Dec 05 Asheville NC – Orange Peel w/ Perfume Genius
Dec 07 Athens GA – Georgia Theater w/ Perfume Genius
Dec 08 Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Perfume Genius
Dec 10 Pittsburgh PA – Alter Bar w/ Perfume Genius
Dec 13 Washington DC – 930 Club w/ Perfume Genius

Watch video Beirut’s “Santa Fe” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlwDbdiaAvI
Listen to Beirut’s “East Harlem” off of The Rip Tide here – http://soundcloud.com/revolver-usa/beirut-east-harlem
Listen to Beirut’s “Santa Fe” off of The Rip Tide: http://soundcloud.com/revolver-usa/beirut-santa-fe
Beirut’s The Rip Tide purchase link – http://www.midheaven.com/item/rip-tide-by-beirut-cd
More Beirut – http://beirutband.com/

29 Sep

FILTER Magazine is set to kick off its second annual Culture Collide international music festival, bringing performances by artists from 24 countries to Los Angeles. The four day festival will be jump started with music, film and art events presented by Fender – Rapture DJ’s performing, the screening of Nevermind Live in Sky Church, a benefit concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s epic album Nevermind and the official opening of the Lucie Foundation’s Culture Collide exclusive exhibition:
Composition: Visual Notes on Music (www.FILTERMagazine.com/kickoff2011)

The kick off events mark the first time that Nevermind Live in Sky Church will be screened outside of Seattle.

Kick off party drinks are courtesy of Bootleggers Brewery.

Music fans anxious to get the festival started even earlier can catch a live performance by Culture Collide artist Liam Finn at Whole Foods Market in West Hollywood. The live show is part of a series of in-store performances at Whole Foods locations the week of Culture Collide. For all Whole Foods in-store performance listings visit: http://bit.ly/ntpGmd.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011:
Film screening of Nevermind Live in Sky Church 7:00 PM
Kick-off party featuring the Rapture DJs 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Art Opening of the Lucie Foundation’s Composition: Visual Notes on Music 7:00 – 11:00 PM

WHERE: Film Screening at
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Kick off Party and Art Gallery at
ReForm Academy
1815 W. Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Liam Finn Performance
Whole Foods West Hollywood (5:30 PM)
7871 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

RSVP: All kick off events are FREE With RSVP or Culture Collide Wristband Purchase and all events are for guests 21+: www.FILTERMagazine.com/kickoff2011

Live In
Sky Church: Five weeks after releasing what was to become the seminal album of a generation, Nirvana was on a nationwide club and small theatre tour that brought them to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for a very special Halloween 1991 homecoming show. Launching the nineteen song set with a brilliant cover of the Vaselines’ “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam,” the band tears through Nevermind hits like “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Lithium” and “Breed,” plus earlier favorites like “School,” “Love Buzz” and “About A Girl” and a very early version of “Rape Me.” The Paramount concert is the only show ever shot of the band on 16mm film and has been mixed in 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original multi-tracks. Witness the complete concert for the first time ever, Nirvana – Live At The Paramount, will be available this week in DVD, Blu-ray and digital long form video formats.


The FILTER Culture Collide Festival will take place at Los Angeles’ historic venues including The Echo, Echoplex, Taix, 826LA, The Church, ReForm Academy, Co-op and Origami. The festival will once again conclude with the TOYOTA ANTICS Block Party, a free all-day event in Echo Park on Sunday, October 9th (www.uptheantics.com).

Participating countries include Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA and more.

The festival set times are now up on www.culturecollide.com,

Culture Collide wristbands granting access to the entire festival, are available for $20 at www.ticketweb.com for a limited time.

The full festival line-up includes: CSS, Lindstrøm, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Gang Gang Dance, YACHT, The Rapture DJs, Datarock, DJ Harvey, Avi Buffalo, Liam Finn, The Elected, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, MEN, The Morning After Girls, Chad Van Gaalen, Isobel Campbell, Rainbow Arabia, Classixx, Buck 65, Ximena Sarinaña, Carina Round, Jason Falkner, He’s My Brother/She’s My Sister, Cosmic Kids, Laura Jansen, The Gift, De Staat, Spain, Chico Mann, Handshakes, The Yellow Dogs, Hands, Young Liars, Sparkadia, The Henry Clay People, TS & the Past Haunts, Martin Clancy & The Witness Protection Programme, Please the Trees, Snowblink, Disco Doom, GINGA, My bubba & Mi, Hypernova, Indigo Tree, Kasette, Paula i Karol, The Lanskies, WIM, The Postelles, American Royalty, You Say France & I Whistle, The Analog Girl, The Tender Box, The Awkwards, Suave As Hell, Death Letters, Electra, Descartes A Kant, Dapuntobeat, Guineafowl, The Black Box Revelation, Writer, Los Hollywood, V is for Volume, Roll the Tanks, Holger, Matthew & The Arrogant Sea, Gary War, Inu, Stephen Brower & the Silent Majority Cameras, Hedgehog, The Go Around, For A Minor Reflection, Tennis System, Hooray for Earth, Little Hurricane, Incan Abraham and D ogcatcher.

DJs: Jason Bentley (KCRW), Midnight Surfer, Bixel Boys, Tropicool, Surf Ambassador Hendo and DJ AARON AXELSEN (Popscene SF), Them Jeans (Dance Right), Chris Douridas (School Night)

For up-to-date information regarding on FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival, please visit culturecollide.com and follow FILTER Magazine on Facebook [facebook.com/FILTERMagazine] and Twitter [twitter.com/FILTERMagazine].

FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival is executive produced by FILTER Creative Group, LLC.

29 Sep

The Postelles will support The Kooks on the first leg of the U.K. band’s upcoming North American tour, beginning with a show at the Trocadero in Philadelphia on November 15th and including two sold-out nights at Webster Hall in New York City (11/16, 17). Prior to The Kooks dates, The Postelles will be the main supporting act on The Wombats’ entire U.S. tour, which launches with a CMJ show at Webster Hallon October 19th and concludes at the Crocodile Café in Seattle on November 12th. The Postelles, who recently performed at Atlanta’s Music Midtown Festival (with Coldplay, The Black Keys) and Dave Matthews Band Caravan’s stop at New York City’s Randall’s Island, will also be playing numerous headline shows and festivals between now and the end of the year. See below for itinerary.

In a recent live review, the LA Weekly observed: “[The Postelles] delivered a high-energy, highly-danceable set…laying on the hooks and melodies thick and with unquestionable confidence” while Flavorpill.com praised their “killer live show” and VanityFair.com urged: “everyone go see them on tour.”

Numerous tracks have already been licensed from The Postelles‘ self-titled debut album, which was produced by the band and The Strokes’ Albert Hammond, Jr. “Sound The Alarms” was heard in last week’s season premiere of ABC’s “Revenge” and has also been tapped for EA Sport’s new Need For Speed The Run video game, which will be released in November. “White Night” was used in Fox’s “Raising Hope” and the CW’s “Vampire Diaries” and “90210″ while lead single “123 Stop” was heard in the trailer for the film How Do You Know, which starred Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson.

“Songs like ‘Stella’ and ’123 Stop’ are high-energy power pop,” said Relix while the New York Post put “Boy’s Best Friend” on its list of summer “songs that sizzle.” “The Postelles sound like the wound-up early hours of what will be a long Saturday night on the town,” observed Rolling Stone. “There are elements of both mod and punk, but The Postelles have a sneering attitude all their own.” SPIN praised their “hooked-at-the-gills, head-bobbing rock’n'roll groove” while Blurt noted: “The four-piece is defined by their simplicity, featuring straightforward hooks reminiscent of a bygone era of rock ‘n’ roll.”

The Postelles followed the June release of their full-length album with Summer Undercovers in July. The free digital EP featured covers of The Smith’s “Ask,” Joe Jones’ “California Sun,” Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World” and The Ramones’ “Beat on The Brat.”

Formed in high school, The Postelles – comprising Daniel Balk (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), David Dargahi (vocals/lead guitar), John Speyer (bass) and Billy Cadden (percussion) – began playing shows around Manhattan when they were high school seniors. On the strength of theirWhite Night EP, also co-produced by Albert Hammond, Jr., they toured with Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Interpol, The Kills, The Wombats and Free Energy. They’ve played such major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo (twice), All Points West and Iceland Airwaves, performed at The Who Tribute Concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and recently supported the legendary Chuck Berry.

Upcoming Shows
Date City/State/Province Venue
10/7 Los Angeles, CA Culture Collide Festival
10/8 San Jose, CA Left Coast Live Festival
10/19 New York, NY Webster Hall (CMJ) w/ The Wombats
10/21 Washington, DC 9:30 Club ”
10/22 Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park-Rock ‘N Roll Marathon-free 10am set
10/22 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s w/ The Wombats
10/24 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater ”
10/25 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 ”
10/26 Atlanta, GA The Loft ”
10/29 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s ”
10/30 Austin, TX The Parish ”
11/1 Dallas, TX Granada Theater ”
11/2 Kansas City, MO Record Bar ”
11/4 Columbus, OH Outland on Liberty ”
11/5 Chicago, IL Subterranean ”
11/7 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theater ”
11/10 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom ”
11/11 Vancouver, BC The Venue ”
11/12 Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe ”
11/15 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero w/ The Kooks
11/16 New York, NY Webster Hall – SOLD OUT ”
11/17 New York, NY Webster Hall – SOLD OUT ”
11/19 Boston, MA House of Blues ”
11/20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club ”
11/22 Montreal, QC Club Soda ”
11/23 Toronto, ON Sound Academy ”
11/25 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall ”
11/26 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre ”
11/27 Uncasville, CT Wolf Den-Mohegan Sun Headlining
12/6 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater ”

29 Sep

Daryl Hall performed “Talking To You (Is Like Talking To Myself)” on Conan.

Watch the video below and pick up the album Laughing Down Crying on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

29 Sep

Lisa Hannigan performed “Knots” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Watch the video below and pick up the album Passenger on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD