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31 Oct

After the releasing her acclaimed new album, Horses and High Heels (Naïve Records) earlier this year, the iconic Marianne Faithfull has announced three nights at New York’s City Winery: December 18th, 19th, and 20th.

Marianne has been an entrancing and creative musical presence for the past 47 years. Beginning with her debut single, “As Tears Go By” (1964, the first song ever written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards), Marianne has created an enduring legacy with her distinct, emotive, and truly haunting voice. She has also established herself as a powerful songwriter with a gift for crafting visceral melodies and deeply resonant lyrics. Her artistic fearlessness has led her to sing with legends like David Bowie and Metallica, and collaborate with a younger generation of musicians she influenced such as Beck, Morrissey, Billy Corgan and Blur.

Horses and High Heels consists of four originals and eight covers ranging from Carole King’s “Going Back” to Greg Dulli & Mark Lanegan’s “The Stations.” Four of the tracks feature virtuosic guitarist John Porter (Eric Clapton, The Smiths) while Lou Reed and Dr. John/MC5’s Wayne Kramer each make cameos on multiple songs.

Horses and High Heels was recorded in New Orleans and features a core of masterful local musicians. It was produced by Hal Willner (Laurie Anderson, Allen Ginsberg), who also helmed Marianne’s critically-acclaimed 2009 collection of covers and duets: Easy Come, Easy Go. The songs touch on everything from soul, blues, folk, country, jazz-pop perkiness, and beguiling guitar-rock. Much like the rest of her career, the only consistent theme or style of the album is Marianne herself. Click HERE to listen to the original new song, “Why Did We Have To Part?”

31 Oct

In keeping with its commitment to the annual vinyl bonanza that is Record Store Day, a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and hundreds of similar stores internationally, Warner Bros. Records has announced that it will make several vinyl pieces available on November 25th (or Black Friday, if you speak retail), exclusively in honor of 2011′s second annual Record Store Day. April saw the release of vinyl from The Flaming Lips, Devo, Mastodon, Sonic Youth, and others. The day after Thanksgiving, the following very special exclusive releases will go on sale in record stores across the country and at www.becausesoundmatters.com:

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Remastered and reissued for the first time in 20 years, this Anniversary edition of the SoCal funk-rock giants’ classic 1991 album will be released on 140-gram red vinyl and is limited to 2500 units domestically. Produced by Rick Rubin, Blood Sugar Sex Magik has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide and was the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ introduction to worldwide popularity and critical acclaim, spawning several hit singles including “Under The Bridge” and “Give It Away.”

Iron and Wine: Live at KCRW
This live collection features Iron and Wine, fronted by Sam Beam, in an intimate on-air acoustic performance at Los Angeles’ influential tastemaker radio station KCRW this past Jan 26, 2011. This intimate performance includes songs from Iron and Wine’s current album Kiss Each Other Clean, and other favorites as well as audio from his interview with Jason Bentley. The package includes a limited-edition LP pressed in an edition of 2,500 copies only and a CD.

Tom Petty: Kiss My Amps (Live)
This limited-edition LP features six live tracks from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 2010 tour supporting their album Mojo – Petty’s first album with the Heartbreakers in eight years. It includes “Sweet William,” a B-side recorded live during the 2008 tour and referred to at the time by Rolling Stone as their “new favorite Petty song.” Limited to 5,000.

The Black Keys: Two-song 12″ EP
The Black Keys’ new record El Camino will be released Dec 6th on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys, the album was recorded in the band’s new hometown of Nashville. A limited-edition 12″ of the already popular single “Lonely Boy,” pressed on limited edition vinyl, will be available at independent retailers as part of Record Store Day, with another album track, “Run Right Back,” on the B-side.

Eric Clapton Blues Box
We are proud to present the definitive sound and vinyl offering of three of Eric Clapton’s most celebrated blues explorations. This three album five disc box has been carefully recut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Chris Bellman and pressed on the finest grade 180- gram European vinyl for the highest quality analog sound imaginable. Box set includes: From The Cradle, Riding With The King and Me And Mr. Johnson, plus a unique 12″ x 12″ lithograph. Each box is beautifully packaged in a high quality paper wrapped design. This title is non-exclusive to Record Store day but limited to 2500 copies.

About Record Store Day:
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 on Saturday, April 17, 2010.

About Original Recordings Group:
ORG is an independent special projects label dedicated to the record collector experience. High quality and restored vinyl reissues from the best catalogs in the world. Focusing on classic alternative, rock, pop and jazz. Distributed by WBR available on Becausesoundmatters.com

For more about National Record Store Day, visit www.recordstoreday.com.

31 Oct

Chicago alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE will return December 6 with HATS OFF TO THE BULL (Epic Records), their sixth full-length album. The album’s first single “Face to the Floor,” with its hypnotic, grinding riff, is one of the most explosive songs of the band’s career and is blanketing the airwaves nationwide. “Face to the Floor”–which rails against the corporate corruption of Bernie Madoff and Wall Street–is the greatest gainer at rock radio, entering the Top 10 at Active Rock and vaulting into the Top 20 at Mainstream Rock. The song also debuted at #2 on the iTunes Rock Singles Chart the week of release. As the #1 most added record at Active and Alternative Rock radio, “Face to the Floor” is a testament to the band’s songwriting prowess and eternal knack for a hit. Fans can pre-order the album now at: chevelleinc.com and on iTunes beginning November 1.

“It’s an angry song,” reveals lead singer PETE LOEFFLER about the inspiration for “Face to the Floor.” “The lyrics are about all the people who have been taken advantage of. I reference Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. He raked people over the coals, stole and is a terrible person. One day, these people have everything, and the next day it’s completely gone.”

CHEVELLE will celebrate the release of HATS OFF TO THE BULL with an appearance Thursday, December 8 on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (12/11c).

This summer, CHEVELLE hunkered down in a Los Angeles studio with producer Joe Barresi [Queens of the Stone Age, Coheed and Cambria]. During the sessions, nothing was off limits, and boundaries were non-existent. Rather than simply subscribing to a tried-and-true formula, they made a conscious effort to incorporate new sounds and textures into their patented airtight anthems. As a result, HATS OFF TO THE BULL is one of the group’s most infectious and impressive offerings to date.

“We’re a melodic hard rock band, but we wanted to expand on what that means. It’s really important to be aware of what you’ve done already,” says drummer and PETE’s brother SAM LOEFFLER. “We never want to write the same song twice. Pete writes 300 days a year. Joe encouraged us to try different instruments and techniques and he pushed us to continually play everything until it was right too. There are so many nuances as a result.” Those nuances come through loud and clear as a talk box echoes through the hard-hitting title track, reverb adds schizophrenic vitality to “The Meddler,” and an organ colors the acoustic “Won’t Be Left Out” with ethereal flourishes.

CHEVELLE preserve their underdog spirit on HATS OFF TO THE BULL and that attitude has characterized the band since its independent debut, 1999′s Point #1. Shortly after bursting onto the scene, the group made its major label breakthrough on the platinum-selling Wonder What’s Next in 2002. The album spawned chart-topping hits “Send the Pain Below” and “The Red”, leading to high-profile tours like OZZfest. Meanwhile, their next effort, 2004′s This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In, exceeded gold status and the follow-up Vena Sera bolstered their prominence even further. Most recently, the band scored its highest entry into the Billboard Top 200 with Sci-Fi Crimes in 2009 debuting at #6.


30 Oct

Universal Republic / Decaydance Records band Four Year Strong debuted the video for “Just Drive” last week, which is the first single from their forthcoming November 8th release, In Some Way, Shape, or Form.” Watch it below:

Four Year Strong, who is Dan O’Connor (vocals, guitars), Alan Day (vocals, guitars), Joe Weiss (bass) and Jake Massucco (drums), currently grace the November cover of Alternative Press, and are headlining the magazine’s annual fall trek, The AP Tour that kicked off on October 13th.

The remaining tour dates are:

10/31 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
11/01 Seattle, WA El Corazon
11/02 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
11/04 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
11/05 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues Sunset Strip
11/06 San Diego, CA Soma
11/08 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
11/09 Mesa, AZ The Nile
11/11 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
11/12 Dallas, TX House of Blues
11/13 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/15 Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre
11/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
11/17 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
11/18 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/19 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend Music Hall
11/20 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
11/22 New York, NY Irving Plaza
11/23 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11/25 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
11/26 Cleveland, OH House of Blues Cleveland

To pre-order “In Some Way, Shape, or Form.” click: http://glnk.it/mg or http://bit.ly/eE10y5


30 Oct

Following a sold out headlining show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York earlier this month, Austra kicked off a full North American tour on Wednesday in Philadelphia. The Toronto band’s debut album Feel It Break and Sparkle, the follow-up remix 12″, are both out now via Domino Records. All tour dates, including Europe and Australia, below.

Download the previously unreleased Baron Von Luxxury remix of Feel It Break track “Spellwork”:

“On this consistently hypnotic debut, Austra carve out a place of their own among their contemporaries.” – All Music Guide

“Feel It Break is self-assured and utterly consuming.” – NME

“On Feel It Break, they’ve got that creeping cinematic synth-psych style down cold.” – Pitchfork

“Stelmanis is mannered enough to keep listeners on their toes, without tipping over into being irritating, adding a dash of spice to a record capable of intriguing both art and pop crowds.” – Guardian

“Austra’s debut album Feel It Break comes off like a cross between The Knife and a gothier version of Florence and The Machine.” – Filter

“Feel It Break sets her remarkable vocal – reminiscent of Kate Bush, in both the fullness of its delivery and in Stelmanis’ taste for florid melodrama – amid a set of pneumatic club tracks.” – Uncut

Oct 26 Philadelphia PA – First Unitarian^
Oct 27 Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel^
Oct 28 Asheville NC – Moogfest
Oct 30 Atlanta GA – The Earl^
Nov 01 Orlando FL – Backbooth^
Nov 02 Miami FL – Grand Central^
Nov 04 New Orleans LA – The Saint^
Nov 05 Houston TX – Fitzgerald’s^
Nov 06 Austin TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 08 Phoenix AZ – Rhythm Room^
Nov 09 Costa Mesa CA – Detroit Bar^
Nov 10 San Diego CA – The Casbah^
Nov 11 Los Angeles CA – The Echo^
Nov 12 San Francisco CA – Great American Music Hall^
Nov 14 Portland OR – Holocene^
Nov 15 Seattle WA – The Crocodile^
Nov 16 Electric Owl – Vancouver
Nov 17 Cactus Jacks – Kamloops
Nov 18 The Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton
Nov 19 HIFI Club – Calgary
Nov 22 Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon
Nov 23 The Exchange – Regina
Nov 24 West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg
Nov 25 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND@
Nov 26 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN @
Nov 28 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL@
Nov 29 Pike Room at the Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, MI@
Dec 01 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto
Dec 01 The Pheonix – Toronto
Dec 02 Cabaret du Mile End – Montreal
Dec 03 Ritual Night Club – Ottawa
Dec 06 Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec 07 Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dec 08 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
Dec 09 Charlatan – Ghent, Belgium
Dec 11 Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland
Dec 12 BOAT – Bordeaux, France
Dec 14 Sterolux – Nantes, France
Dec 15 La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Dec 17 La Trinitaires – Metz, France
Dec 30 Scheune – Dresden, Germany
Dec 31 Palladium – Riga, Latvia
Jan 01 Volksbuhne – Berlin, Germany
Jan 28 Laneway Festival – Brisbane, Australia
Jan 30 Laneway Festival – Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 04 Laneway Festival – Melbourne, Australia
Feb 05 Laneway Festival – Sydney, Australia
Feb 10 Laneway Festival – Adelaide, Australia
Feb 11 Laneway Festival – Perth, Australia
Feb 12 Laneway Festival – Singapore, Singapore
^ with Grimes
@ with Young Galaxy, Tasseomancy

30 Oct

J.Viewz, a multi-genre electronic project brought together under the direction of Brooklyn based producer and songwriter Jonathan Dagan, recently released his new album rivers and homes.. Up until this point, J.Viewz has released new songs, music videos, and remixes piecemeal to fans without active promotion. Yet through word of mouth the songs and videos surrounding rivers and homes. have been listened to and viewed hundreds of thousands of times, with the J.Viewz Youtube channel registering over 700,000 views on its own. Watch the video for the single “Salty Air,” (Watch Here) which just recently passed 225k views.

This Friday night, November 4th, J.Viewz will bring his live show to the Studio at Webster Hall for the official rivers and homes. album release show. Pick up tickets to the show here and listen to J.Viewz on NPR’s World Café.


J.Viewz rivers and homes. Album Release Show
Studio At Webster Hall

November 4, 2011 7:00 PM
Ages 19+
TICKETS : $13 in advance, $15 day of show

30 Oct

Ne-Yo played the Frank Erwin Center in Austin last Friday night. Our photographer Phil DeSimone (FromThePhotoPit.com was there to get some great shots of the R&B star. Check them out below:

30 Oct

Having laid solid foundations with their July 2010 released debut album, ‘All Our Kings Are Dead’, Buckinghamshire rockers Young Guns are back with a brand new single. ‘Learn My Lesson’, is the first track to be lifted from the quintet’s highly-anticipated second album, recorded this summer in Thailand at Karma Sound Studios with producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari). The single is mixed by the renowned Chris Lord Alge (Green Day, Biffy Clyro, Paramore) and recently debuted as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on BBC Radio 1.

“We debated long and hard about which single to pick as the first from the new record,” confesses vocalist Gustav Wood. “It’s an album with real texture and variation to it, so making the right choice felt really important. It feels like a bridge between some of our older material and the songs that are on the new album. The song is about embracing the moment and not locking yourself away, and has a defiant attitude that I love.”

The video, directed by Tim Fox (Kids In Glass Houses, Skindred), reflects the lyrical nature of the track, whilst taking its visual inspiration from the on-going political rallies in Barcelona, where it’s common to see barricade structures built up and adorned with protest slogans.

The band who are scheduled to release their as-yet-untitled second album in February on Play It Again Sam, were announced earlier this week as special guests on Enter Shikari’s UK tour in March (dates below).

March 2012
17th – EDINBURGH – Corn exchange
18th – HULL – University
19th – MANCHESTER – Apollo
20th – WOLVERHAMPTON – Civic Hall
22nd – PLYMOUTH – Pavilions
23rd – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo

Details on the band’s new album will follow in the coming weeks

For more on Young Guns:


30 Oct

Secretly Canadian are proud to announce that Exitmusic will make three UK appearances next month as part of a short EU tour (full itinerary below). The New York duo play a free instore at Rough Trade East on November 7 (onstage 7pm, no wristband required) and open for Braids at London’s XOYO on November 9. They have also confirmed a slot at Constellations Festival in Leeds on November 12.

Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church recently unveiled a second video from their From Silence EP, which is out now through all good independent record stores, with a full retail release scheduled for November 7. Directed by Will Joines, “The Hours” (watch it below) is a perfect primer for the band’s sound: both ghostly and powerful; gorgeous and foreboding. The song itself leans toward the powerful and anthemic side of that sound, as its glacial, ethereal post-rock builds and builds, a thousand cosmic clocks filling every gap.


November 7 London, UK – Rough Trade East (7pm, free)
November 8 Paris, FR – Point Ephemere w/Veronica Falls
November 9 London, UK – XOYO w/Braids
November 11 Amsterdam, NL – London Calling @ Paradiso
November 12 Leeds, UK – Constellations Festival


Exitmusic – The Hours from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

29 Oct

Written by Tina Benitez, Photos by Patrick Eves
Nearly two years ago, Fanfarlo closed their tour at New York’s Webster Hall with a man suspended in the air above the London quintet performing Houdini’s hanging straightjacket escape emulating the act featured in the band’s “The Walls Are Coming Down” video. The setting was much more placid but still as magical Thursday night at Mercury Lounge as the indie pop band returned to New York to a sold-out crowd.

Their first time in a long while, the band played Boston a few days earlier in a move to regain their footing and remember what it feels like to play again since their 2009 debut Reservoir. “To me it did feel a little like coming back home,” said drummer Amos Memon prior to the show.

Supporting their upcoming sophomore release Rooms Filled with Light, due out February 2012, the band played an early set full of new singles “Replicate,” featuring more electric instrumentation, first single “Deconstruction” and “Tunguska” with Reservoir tracks like the ethereal, sweet lullaby of “Luna” and “I’m a Pilot” gluing together the 13-song set. “We love you too,” said singer Simon Balthazar. “It’s been too long, two years, 10, 12 years.”

This time around, the band worked with Atlanta producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deer Hunter, Cee Lo) for Rooms and abandoned some Reservoir instruments in the process. Violinist and keyboardist Cathy Lucas decided she didn’t want to play a particular style of violin anymore while Simon started using electric guitar more and writing songs on the keyboard instead of acoustic.

“We went back to the drawing board and started fresh,” says Memon. “We ditched some instruments like the mandolin, the acoustic guitar and replaced those with more synthesizers, so it’s like painting with different colors. As musicians we’ve grown. The new album is edgy but retains its melodic side.”

Read more of Tina’s work at http://tinabenitez.wordpress.com/ and check out more of Patrick’s photos at HippieDeathBed.com