Divine Fits, the band comprised of Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown, has confirmed that its debut album A Thing Called Divine Fits will be released August 28 in the U.S. by Merge and in Canada by Universal. The record will be out one day earlier in the UK and Europe via Anti-/Epitaph.
First single “My Love Is Real” can now be streamed at Soundcloud. The single will be released July 31 and will feature the non-LP B-side cover of Camper Van Beethoven’s “I Was Born In A Laundromat.”
The full track listing for A Thing Called Divine Fits is:
1. My Love Is Real
2. Flaggin a Ride
3. What Gets You Alone
4. Would That Not Be Nice
5. The Salton Sea
6. Baby Get Worse
7. Civilian Stripes
8. For Your Heart
10. Like Ice Cream
Green Day announced that “Oh Love” will be the debut single from their upcoming album trilogy ¡UNO! ¡DOS! ¡TRÉ! Produced by Rob Cavallo and being released by Reprise Records, ¡UNO! will street September 25th, ¡DOS! November 23rd, and ¡TRÉ! January 15, 2013. The track will impact radio on July 16th and will be available at digital retailers the same day.
Look for Green Day this summer headlining music festivals this summer and fall including headlining at Summer Sonic in Japan and Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana this October.
Confirmed dates are listed below with more to come.
18TH Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic 2012
19th Osaka, Japan Summer Sonic 2012
26th Paris, France Rock en Seine 2012
1st Konstanz, Germany Rock am See 2012
2nd Bologna, Italy I-Day Festival
26th- 28th New Orleans, LA Voodoo Festival
Today, Matt and Kim release “Let’s Go” (iTunes), the first track off Lightning, their upcoming album out this fall on FADER Label. Recorded and self-produced in Brooklyn, “Let’s Go” is the band’s first original music to be issued in 2012. Following the track’s release, the band will play select summer events across the US, including the Catalpa Festival on July 29th at Randall’s Island in NY.
Matt and Kim were last seen closing out 2011 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on New Year’s Eve. The show was the grand finale to a wildly successful 16 months, during which the band toured the world and released their third full-length, Sidewalks. The album soared immediately to #1 on the iTunes Alternative Chart and to #3 on the Top 200 Chart. Sidewalks received accolades from SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, and Billboard as Matt and Kim garnered appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Last Call with Carson Daly.
In January of 2012, Matt and Kim disappeared into their home studio where they’ve been hard at work capturing the music for Lightning and building a new stage show.
“We spent the winter here in NY locked in our place on Grand Street,” said Matt Johnson of Matt and Kim. “When not watching Game of Thrones or Downton Abbey, we were self-producing and recording our new album Lightning. We are SO proud of each and every one of these songs that we are going to roll out a few of them over the course of the summer. So here it is, the first song from Lightning, titled “Let’s Go”. Just for us, put this on your iPod, get in the car, roll your windows down, and turn your stereo up!”
Take a listen to “Let’s Go” on Soundcloud or in the “official first listen video” (no, it’s not one of those lame lyric videos, we promise) on YouTube (or watch it below)
Following last week’s release of their 5th studio album Synthetica, Metric will take over the Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor stage tonight to perform a few songs from the album which made an impressive #12 debut on the charts. Set your DVR’s – Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC at 12/11c.
Filmed during overlooking The Gorge at the Sasquatch Music Festival, NPR has presented a stunning acoustic version of the album’s title track for their “Field Recordings” series. NPR says “Stripped of an electric guitar and moody reverb, Metric singer Emily Haines and guitarist James Shaw perform a version of “Synthetica” pretty enough to challenge the sweeping sunset behind them.” Check it out here: http://n.pr/L5lJfo