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31 Jan

Warner Bros. Records artist Kimbra will be supporting Gotye on his US spring tour. The nationwide run kicks off March 22nd in Washington, DC and will continue through April 12th in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining the tour, the 21 year-old singer and songwriter will be performing at the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX.

Originally from Hamilton, New Zealand, Kimbra has been performing her jazz-inflected pop since she was 14. Her Australian debut, Vows, spawned three hit singles, is certified platinum, earned her a “one to watch” rave from Rolling Stone Australia and won Kimbra the ARIA (Australian Grammy) for Best Female Artist. Several of the songs on Vows are included on her current US EP Settle Down, which was released in October 2011. The title track is already getting airplay on KCRW and the video, which has almost 5.5 million views, was recently selected as iTunes Video of the Week.

Kimbra’s haunting vocals and impassioned delivery on the Gotye track “Somebody That I Used to Know” have helped propel it towards becoming an international hit: the video for the song has over 54 million views and it is climbing the US radio charts. Kimbra will join Gotye onstage for the US television debut of “Somebody That I Used to Know” on Jimmy Kimmel Live February 1st.

Kimbra is currently working on her debut album for Warner Bros. Records with such producers and songwriters as Mike Elizondo, Greg Wells, Greg Kurstin, and John Hill. The release is set for summer 2012.

Watch the official video for “Settle Down” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHV04eSGzAA and purchase the Settle Down EP here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/settle-down-ep/id472114057

Kimbra tour dates are as follows:
March 13 – 17 – SXSW Music Conference – Austin, TX
With Gotye:
March 22 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
March 23 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
March 27 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
March 29 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
March 30 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
March 31 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
April 2 – Pease Auditorium – Ypsilanti, MI
April 3 – Park West – Chicago, IL
April 4 – Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
April 6 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
April 8 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
April 10 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
April 11 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
April 12 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

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31 Jan

Feist debuts her new video for the single “The Bad In Each Other” off her critically-acclaimed album, Metals (Cherrytree/Interscope). Directed by Martin De Thurah (James Blake, Glasvegas), the video captures glimpses of something human. We get a peek inside something real between people – could be loss, longing or love – things which are about being a human being.

“The Bad In Each Other” video opens up more aspects than it concludes; possibly something one can’t grasp, but it points at it or touches it and leaves the viewer with different kinds of emotions. Like a song or a poem, different people will connect to different things – and those might change from time to time when watching it.

“When I approached Martin to make a little film for this song, he told me he thought it sounded like a battle cry, and that he wondered about finding the little, tiny wars people experience in between the big dramas,” Feist tells SPIN.com. “I interpreted that to mean all the quiet internal battles that guide our actions; all the hopes and struggles we suppress or let carry us away. I feel like he’s made a sort of symphony of In Betweens and stretched split seconds into feel-able, graspable echoes.” Check out the video HERE.

Feist will be returning stateside this spring to play a run of dates across the country in support of Metals which ended 2011 on top of many ‘Best of 2011’ lists including Pitchfork, Spin, Rolling Stone and was chosen as the #1 Album of 2011 in the New York Times. Jon Pareles (New York Times) praised her “songs of heartache, solitude and eventual solace” as “…both handmade and subtly sophisticated…She traded pop gloss for pensive, lingeringly unresolved melodies and arrangements that crest unexpectedly from within, with her own taut electric guitar and apparitions of horns and voices summoning the tensions behind the beauty.” Last month she received a nomination for the prestigious Brit Award (Grammy equivalent) for the 2012 “International Female Artist” prize.

Kicking things off with a two weekend stint at Coachella, Feist and her band will make stops everywhere from Marfa, TX to the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Catch Feist Live:

April 14th Indio, CA @ Coachella

April 21st Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 22nd Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre

April 26th Austin, TX @ Stubb’s: Outdoors
April 28th New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 30th Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
May 1st Nashville, TN @ The Ryman Auditorium
May 2nd Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 3rd Raleigh, NC @ Memorial Auditorium@ Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
May 5th New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
May 7th Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
May 8th Philadelphia, PA @ Academy Of Music
May 9th Washington, DC @ The Strathmore
May 11th Burlington, VT @ The Flynn Theater

31 Jan

Toro Y Moi’s first commercial release, the “Blessa” single, introduced the world to Chaz Bundick’s brand of introspective, atmospheric pop music, and while the A-side wound up laying the framework for his debut, Causers Of This, backing track, “109″, hinted at a side of his music having more in common with the oddball pop of Ariel Pink than any of Causers’ reference points. as it turns out, around the same time he was experimenting with music software and sampling, Bundick was recording a slew of short and sweet lo-fi tracks chronicling his version of college grad indecision. Now, after two albums, an EP, loads of tour dates, and a move to Berkeley, CA, these songs still mean a lot to him, and they’re collected on the retrospective set titled June 2009.

Originally part of the tour-only CD-R of the same name, June 2009 feels like a peek inside the mind of an artist not knowing where to turn once stripped of the structure of school life. He struggles with good friends moving away (“Sad Sams”), the pressing feeling that a move to New York is a necessary career move (“Take The L To Leave”), and the fear that simple pleasures have become a thing of the past (“Ektelon”). But more than nostalgic yearnings for the recent past, the songs are like journal entries- as commemorative as they are therapeutic. Elsewhere, tracks like “Girl Problems” and “Dead Pontoon” show how his first album might have sounded if “109″ had been that first single’s A-side, with reverb-soaked, angular guitar riffs serving as focal points of the power-pop periphery. Also included is an early version of Causers standout “Talamak,” one of his first cuts to make the blog rounds and an interesting insight into the process of reformatting his work to fit with the album. Closer “New Loved Ones” sees Bundick in a rare, intimate environment, accompanied only by an acoustic guitar and in the throes of love lost. With songs varied in style but bound together by their personal subject matter, June 2009 is a portrait of a young man unknowingly on the cusp of a fruitful career.


February 4th – Melbourne, AUS @ Laneway Festival
February 5th – Sydney, AUS @ Laneway Festival
February 8th – Sydney, AUS @ Manning Bar with Washed Out
February 9th – Melbourne, AUS @ Hi Fi Bar & Ballroom with Washed Out
February 10th – Adelaide, AUS @ Laneway Festival
February 11th – Perth, AUS @ Laneway Festival
February 12th – Singapore, SP @ Laneway Festival
February 14th – Taipei, TW @ The Wall Livehouse
February 15th – Manila, PH @ Hard Rock Cafe
February 17th – Seoul, KR @ V Hall
February 19th – Tokyo, JP @ Yebisu Garden Hall

Toro Y Moi
June 2009
Street Date: April 24, 2012
7” vinyl box set / CD / digital

Disc 1
Side A
1. Best Around
Side B
2. Take The L To Leave

Disc 2
Side A
1. Girl Problems
Side B
2. Dead Pontoon

Disc 3
Side A
1. Ektelon
Side B
2. Drive South

Disc 4
Side A
1. Sad Sams
Side B
2. Talamak (First Version)

Disc 5
Side A
1. Warm Frames
Side B
2. New Loved Ones



31 Jan

After having sold out Oakland, CA’s Fox Theater and two nights at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, Death Cab for Cutie has announced additional tour dates on their upcoming North American trek. The band will perform a third night at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, April 29 as well as a second night at Oakland’s Fox Theater on Wednesday, May 9. All tour dates are now on sale, with April 16′s Chicago Theatre show going on sale this Saturday, February 4 (see dates below).

The one-of-a-kind spring trek of intimate venues and historic theaters will see DCFC accompanied on stage by members of San Francisco’s celebrated Magik*Magik Orchestra. Known for their innovative collaborations with such artists as Mike Patton, John Vanderslice, The Walkmen, and The Dodos, the orchestral group previously teamed with Death Cab for Cutie for their recent installment of VH1 Storytellers as well as doing all of the string arrangements on the band’s most current release “CODES AND KEYS.” Support acts include Low on the tour’s first leg (April 10-April 25) with Youth Lagoon joining the second leg (April 27-May 13).

A new single, “Underneath the Sycamore,” will herald the upcoming tour, with an amazing companion video directed by Walter Robot, who did the band’s famed “Grapevine Fires” video. Watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=txndHN7-1DE. The track is among the many highlights of DCFC’s critically acclaimed album, “CODES AND KEYS” which has been nominated in the “Best Alternative Music Album” category at this year’s Grammy Awards. “You Are A Tourist,” the album’s first single, proved a multi-format radio smash upon its release last year, reaching #1 at both Triple A and Modern Rock outlets nationwide – DCFC’s first-ever #1 at the latter format.

For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, visit www.deathcabforcutie.com.

ON TOUR 2012

4/10 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House ^
4/11 – Omaha, NE @ Omaha Music Hall ^
4/13 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace ^
4/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Covenant Fine Arts Center ^
4/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre ^
4/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre ^
4/19 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall ^
4/20 – Montreal, QC @ St. Jean Baptiste Church ^
4/21 – Boston, MA @ Citi Performing Arts Center ^
4/23 – Providence, RI @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium ^
4/24 – Buffalo, NY @ Kleinhans Music Hall ^
4/25 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre ^
4/27 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre * – SOLD OUT
4/28 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre * – SOLD OUT
4/29 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre *
4/30 – North Bethesda, MD @ Strathmore * – SOLD OUT
5/1 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre *
5/3 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium *
5/4 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater * – SOLD OUT
5/6 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater *
5/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall * – SOLD OUT
5/8 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater * – SOLD OUT
5/9 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
5/11 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall *
5/13 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre *

^with Low
*with Youth Lagoon

31 Jan

Mayday Parade is pleased to announce a nationwide co-headlining tour with We The Kings, kicking off February 2 in Louisville, Kentucky. This 4-week trek comes on the heels of a recent sold out headlining tour, and takes the band to both coasts. Downtown Fiction and Anarbor will support. Tickets are on sale now at MaydayParade.com.

The band is touring in support of their widely successful self-titled album (out now on ILG), which debuted at #12 on Billboard’s Top 200, marking a career high chart position and sales numbers. The album also reached #5 on the iTunes Album Chart on release day. The achievement is significant, as it marks a 30% increase in sales from their last career high, 2009′s Anywhere But Here (Atlantic). Critics are in agreement, with Alternative Press awarding the album 3.5 out of 4 stars, while MTV’s Buzzworthy Blog praises their “more holistic approach to songwriting,” and Absolute Punk loves their “solid pop-rock with massive hooks.”

Mayday Parade unleashed two songs prior to the release. The hit-single, “Oh Well, Oh Well” was streamed by Alternative Press and MTV.com premiered “When You See My Friends” which they proclaimed “a swelling mid-tempo ballad set to bursting drums and heavy guitars.” Click here to listen: http://on.mtv.com/njl3CU.

Co-produced by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, Mayday Parade marks a return to their songwriting roots; the entire album was self-written in a collaborative effort by the five band mates. The 12-song collection transpired through careful introspection and it echoes the musicians’ maturation over the two years since their second album, Anywhere But Here. The band chose to pen each of the songs themselves, making the album perhaps their most personal to date, complete with relatable lyrics and their undeniable charm.

Mayday Parade is vocalist/piano Derek Sanders, bassist Jeremy Lezno, guitarists Alex Garcia and Brooks Betts and drummer/vocalist Jake Bundrick.

with We The Kings, Downtown Fiction, and Anarbor

2/02/12 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
2/03/12 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
2/04/12 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
2/06/12 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
2/07/12 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
2/08/12 – Des Moines, IA @ Peoples Court
2/09/12 – Marquette, MI @ Northern Michigan Univ. (No Openers)
2/10/12 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
2/11/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
2/13/12 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
2/14/12 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
2/15/12 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
2/16/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
2/17/12 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
2/18/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
2/19/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/21/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/22/12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/23/12 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
2/25/12 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
2/27/12 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
2/28/12 – Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
2/29/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
3/02/12 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/03/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
3/06/12 – Richmond, VA @ The National
3/07/12 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
3/08/12 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
3/09/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

31 Jan

Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton–collectively known as Electric Guest–have confirmed an April 24 release date for their Danger Mouse-produced Downtown Records debut album, Mondo.

The record’s release is preceded by utterly infectious first single “This Head I Hold,” available now as a free stream http://soundcloud.com/electricguest/this-head-i-hold and was released digitally on January 24. (Check out the art on the right)

Meanwhile the thoroughly unsettling video for album cut “American Daydream,” directed by Jorma Taccone (The Lonely Island, Saturday Night Live), premiered across MTV’s various platforms beginning January 23 on MTV, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV.com. (Watch it below)

Electric Guest will also be bringing its live experience, hailed by NYLON as “pretty much irresistible,” to Los Angeles’ Echo club for a free residency beginning Monday February 6 and continuing every Monday through the end of February. The free weekly 11 p.m. live sets represent the band giving something back to the Los Angeles homebase that has embraced it since KCRW named album track “Troubleman” a “Today’s Top Tune” (http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/tu/tu111101electric_guest_troub).

Following the completion of the Echo residency, Electric Guest will head out on a series of dates in the southwestern U.S., including their first visit to South By Southwest in Austin (Deatils TBD). See itinerary below and check back at ElectricGuest.com for updates.

On Tour

3/10 -The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
3/11- Santa Fe Sol, Santa Fe, NM
3/13-Club Dada- Dallas, TX
3/14-3/17-Austin, SXSW
3/19-The Lowbrow Palace-El Paso, TX
3/20-Club Congress-Tucson, AZ
3/21-Sail Inn-Phoenix, AZ

31 Jan

JANUS – singer David Scotney, guitarist Mike Tyranski, bassist Alan Quitman and drummer Johnny Salazar – experienced great success with their 2009 debut album, Red Right Return, but the band’s new album, NOX AERIS, reveals how far they’ve come.

That musical revelation is the self-produced NOX AERIS, which drops March 27 on REALID Records (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group). The first single, “Stains,” is already getting spins at WIIL (Chicago), KPNT (St. Louis), WBUZ (Nashville), WJJO (Madison), WWBN (Flint), KHTQ (Spokane), as well as SiriusXM’s “Octane” and “Hard Drive XL.” Early feedback includes Zigz at WBUZ (Nashville), who says, “If ‘Stains’ is a taste of things to come… then 2012 is going to be a great year for Janus. They’ve hit a new level with ‘Stains’…this track is righteous.”

“Stains” explores what can happen when you don’t follow your heart, the marks left on your spirit when you become someone you’re not. “It embodies what I was trying to say on the record,” says singer David Scotney, “it’s a dark point of view, but represents a cathartic process of self-healing.”

In 2012 touring news, the band’s first round of tour dates will be with Chevelle and Middle Class Rut starting February 24 in Grand Rapids, MI. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

The record’s title, which is Latin for “night air,” comes from the 14th Century, a period where a third of the European population was killed off by the plague. Then, people believed going outdoors at night would cause them to succumb to the Black Death. While writing NOX AERIS, JANUS found this idea to be an apt metaphor for their own journey, preconceived notions of their own being flipped around as they became a bigger, more established band since the release of Red Right Return. NOX AERIS reveals who JANUS is and what they’ve gone through.

Red Right Return came out in September 2009 on REALID Records and spawned the Top 10 Active Rock hit, “Eyesore.” They spent months on the road touring with Chevelle, Sick Puppies, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Halestorm, Five Finger Death Punch, and Alice In Chains. JANUS also sold-out numerous headlining shows of their own, appeared on MTV’s “Headbangers Ball” and performed in the biggest rock festivals in the U.S., including Rock On The Range. Absolutepunk.net raved about the album: “There are a few bands, given the opportunity, could take the radio by storm. JANUS is a perfect example of this type of band. If they were given the chance, and played on some larger radio stations alongside all of our alternative ‘favorites’ (sound-alikes), they could earn themselves hordes of fans.” While Away-team.com hailed in a 9 out of 10 album review: “Brilliant on many levels and impeccably engineered and produced to perfection.”

w/ Chevelle and Middle Class Rut:

2/24/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
2/25/12 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
2/26/12 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
2/28/12 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
2/29/12 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/02/12 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
3/03/12 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
3/05/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
3/06/12 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
3/08/12 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
3/09/12 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music
3/10/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
3/11/12 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
3/13/12 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
3/14/12 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
3/16/12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom


31 Jan

Heartless Bastards have confirmed the second leg of their North American tour. The band is touring in support of their new album, Arrow, out February 14th, which SPIN Magazine has deemed one of the “25 Winter Albums You Gotta Hear.” The tour begins at Club Congress in Tucson on March 30th and culminates on April 20th at La Zona Rosa in the band’s hometown of Austin. The tour will stop in major cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Seattle on this 12-date run. Fans can expect the summer tour dates to be announced shortly. The complete list of tour dates is below.

Arrow will be released by the popular Brooklyn-based indie Partisan Records; the album was produced by Spoon drummer/co-producer Jim Eno at his Public Hi-Fi home studio in Austin. Brimming with confidence and creativity, Arrow sees Heartless Bastards pushing their distinctive sound forward with their most eclectic, energetic collection thus far. Marked as ever by singer/guitarist/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom’s remarkable voice – at turns primal and pleading, heartfelt and heroic – it expertly captures the Austin, Texas-based band’s multi-dimensional rock in all its strength and spirit. Arrow follows upon the difficult introspection of 2009′s acclaimed third album, The Mountain, standing tall as a powerhouse new beginning for Wennerstrom and the Heartless Bastards.

Arrow serves as the recorded debut of the Heartless Bastards’ current iteration, their latest and greatest line-up since Wennerstrom first convened the band back in 2003. Drummer Dave Colvin and bassist Jesse Ebagh – both of whom played on the Bastards’ first-ever demo recordings – returned to the fold in order to play live behind The Mountain. Soon after embarking on tour, Wennerstrom decided to put more meat on the band’s raw bones by enlisting guitarist Mark Nathan, who had ostensibly come aboard to handle the live sound.

First Run of Tour Dates:
2/7 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
2/8 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
2/9 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
2/10 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
2/11 – Madison, WI – High Noon
2/13 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s
2/14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
2/16 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
2/17 – Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
2/18 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio
2/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
2/20 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
2/22 – Albany, NY – Valentine’s
2/23 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
2/24 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
2/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
2/27 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
2/29 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
3/1 – Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
3/2 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
3/3 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
3/5 – Knoxville, TN – Square Room
3/6 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
3/7 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe
3/8 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic
3/9 – Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s
3/10 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

Second Run of Tour Dates:
3/30 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
3/31 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
4/2 – San Diego, CA – The Belly Up
4/3 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
4/5 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
4/6 – Eugene, OR – W.O.W. Hall
4/7 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
4/8 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre
4/9 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
4/11 – Boise, ID – Neorolux
4/14 – Denver, CO – Belly Up
4/20 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa

31 Jan

We’re really excited about the upcoming Kevin Smith comedy special on EPIX (February 11th), “Burn In Hell.” We’re even planning on going to a friend’s house because they have EPIX. Not only are we bringing to you today two uncensored videos from the special but we have an AWESOME GIVEAWAY!

One lucky reader will win Silent Bob Speaks – The Collected Writings of Kevin Smith and the TWO Disc DVD An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Even Harder both SIGNED by Mr. Smith!

Wanna win? Email us tapcontests@gmail.com (with the subject: GIMME THE GOODS!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (Winner must have a US mailing address). Good luck!

Kevin Smith Clip 2 – Uncensored from EPIX on Vimeo.

Kevin Smith Clip 3 – Uncensored from EPIX on Vimeo.

31 Jan

Pop-rock singer-songwriter Cory Lamb is on the rise thanks to the release of his debut album, Break the Cycle. Cory worked on the record for two years in Los Angeles with the help of producer Andy Duncan (founding member of OK Go), and has caught the attention of actor Stephen Baldwin who helped produce Cory’s first video. Cory is preparing to release his new single, “Safe In Your Arms,” which fans can download mid-February.

The video for the album’s second single, “It’s a Good Day,” was directed by Life Garland (Lil Wayne, Jessie J) and is streaming now over at YouTube. The video has been in rotation across the country at locations such as McDonald’s, Hot Topic, Taco Bell, and more. Cory and his band will also be joining Fireflight and Rapture Ruckus on their upcoming “The Stay Close Tour” (tour dates below), kicking off at the end of January with stops across the US.

For more on Cory Lamb, visit his official site at www.corylamb.com as well as his Facebook and Twitter pages. Fans can now pick up a copy of Break The Cycle on iTunes, distributed by Universal/Fontana.

The Stay Close Tour with Fireflight & Rapture Ruckus

Feb 10th- United Methodist Church- Marshall, MO
Feb 11th- Houston High School- Houston, MO
Feb 16th- First Redeemer Church-Cumming, GA
Feb 17th- Christ Chapel Sportstown-Macon, GA
Feb 25th- Hyde Park Church- Lumberton, NC
Feb 26th- TBA- Raleigh, NC
Feb 28th- The Vine- Dunn Loring, VA
Mar 1st- Elkview Baptist- Elkview, WV
Mar 3rd- Secrest Auditorium- Zanesville, OH
Mar 7th- The Extreme- Alva, OK
Mar 8th- The Blue Room- Canton, TX
Mar 9th- First Assembly of God- Midland, TX
Mar 10th- Trinity Worship Center- Pharr, TX
Mar 11th- TBA – Corsicana, TX