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31 Jul

Jack White will make his triumphant return to New York City with a September 29 performance at the famed Radio City Music Hall.

Jack’s first solo Radio City headline show follows in the wake of his runaway success debut album Blunderbuss (Third Man/Columbia), which includes the recently released third single, “Freedom at 21,” and its’ Hype Williams-directed “pulse pounding” music video.

Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, August 3. Members of Third Man Records’ Vault will receive access to a special pre-sale beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, August 1.

See Jack White as he continues to tour the world:

08/05/12 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/06/12 – Omaha, NE – Omaha Music Hall
08/08/12 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
08/10/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
08/11/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
08/12/12 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/14/12 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
08/15/12 – Portland, OR – Rose Quarter – Theater of the Clouds
08/31/12 – Lisbon, Portugal – Lisbon Coliseum
09/01/12 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
09/02/12 – Barcelona, Spain – Sant Jordi
09/04/12 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
09/05/12 – Zurich, Switzerland – X-Tra
09/06/12 – Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena
09/08/12 – London, UK – iTunes Festival
09/10/12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer Theater
09/11/12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
09/12/12 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
09/29/12 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10/12-14/12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/26-28/12 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

31 Jul

By Ace Ubas

Let’s start off with the facts. Fiona Apple has been in the music business for 16 years and currently back from her six-year hiatus. Her latest album, The Idler Wheel…, has garnered tons of critical praise and is one of the best releases this year. And on Sunday night, she took the stage in front of a sold-out and insanely excited Los Angeles crowd at the Hollywood Palladium.

But if there’s something that hasn’t changed at all for Apple, it’s that she’s as emotionally charged as ever – perhaps even more so now. In the past, she’s has let her emotions get the best of her a couple of times, leading to some public criticism. However, that was about a decade ago. Today, she’s definitely more mature and control of her emotions, evidenced by the devastatingly powerful and beautiful performance she put on for the awe-struck crowd.

Apple’s spectacular set took about an hour and a half and consisted of older songs. In fact, only four new songs from The Idler Wheel… were performed, but the crowd had no problem with it at all. By the time she took the stage, it was almost 30 minutes after her scheduled start time. But in typical-yet-quirky Apple charm, she apologized to the crowd as she had no excuses, just nerves. And you can tell it that she was legitimately nervous – she kept fidgeting with her hair or her scarf in between songs. All it showed was another side to Apple that she isn’t afraid to show, and that kind of emotional transparency is what made her set very compelling and genuine.

She opened with the frenetic and face-paced “Fast As You Can,” then followed it up with “On the Bound” and “Shadowboxer” that pulled everyone into 90s nostalgia immediately. By then, Apple made it clear that her backup band was going to up at the forefront with her – especially guitarist Blake Mills (also the opener for the night), who delivered blistering guitar riffs and solos throughout, and drummer Amy Wood, who provided a stellar rhythm for the night’s delicate melodies. Even songs that were piano-led put the spotlight and attention on them.

What made the show an actual experience is that when she sang the lyrics, you can really feel the emotion that resonated from the song. For example, in the multi-layered “Anything We Want,” you can feel the intimate nature of the song as she delivered the lines “and I kept touching my neck to guide your eye to where I wanted you to kiss me/when we find some time alone.” And at other times, her raw delivery on songs such as “Every Single Night” and “Paper Bag” made you feel sympathy for her due to the intense nature of the songs. It was this type of performance that defined what a concert experience should be like – being able to feel what the performer is trying to convey, expressing sympathy while she exposes her vulnerability.

At other times, it was simply impressive to hear the raw power behind Apple’s delivery, as her stout contralto traveled throughout the Palladium with clarity and confidence wanting to burst beyond the venue walls. On “Daredevil,” you can immediately hear the tremble and aggression in her voice as she sang “seek me out/look at look at look at me/I’m all the fishes in the sea/wake me up/give me give me give me what you got/in your mind, in the middle of the night.” And in contrast, “Werewolf” and “Extraordinary Machine” were more minimal numbers that she sang with delicacy over a piano, with which she also harmonized with her vocals. It’s her uncanny ability to be flexible and agile with her vocals that shows her amazing control over her voice and her emotions.

And on a night were the crowd (or most of them) cheered and hollered at every moment they could, closer “Not About Love” drew one of the loudest reactions. Mostly everyone was dancing, bobbing up and down, or singing along (some did all three at once), as they did throughout the night. Without doing the whole encore shtick (get off the stage and come back on later), Apple explained to the crowd to pretend they had a time machine and move forward in time as if she left the stage and came back on. To officially end the night, she did a cover of Conway Twitty’s “It’s Only Make Believe.” It was easily one of the more devastatingly beautiful moments of the night and created a sense of surrealism that made it the perfect way to send everyone home.

If there’s one thing that isn’t ‘make believe,’ it’s Fiona Apple. Personally, it’s one of the few shows that I’ve been to that I can actually call a performance. I don’t know how many times I can reiterate this enough, but if you want to actually see a performer wear her heart on her sleeve then see Fiona Apple. If you want to feel the same emotions that a performer feels, then see Fiona Apple. Her show is a guaranteed real, raw, genuine, and downright mesmerizing experience.

31 Jul

Modern progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria’s upcoming sixth studio album will be a double concept album entitled, ‘The Afterman,’ and will be released in two separate full-length volumes. The band made the announcement today via a cinematic video trailer on their official website. The first volume, ‘The Afterman: Ascension,’ will be available on both physical and digital platforms October 9, 2012 via Hundred Handed/Everything Evil, and distributed through Fontana/Ingrooves. The second volume, ‘The Afterman: Descension’ is slated for release in February 2013. The band has also confirmed a handful of intimate Northeast U.S. club shows leading up to the release of ‘The Afterman,’ starting September 13 in Kingston, NY (dates are below).

The trailer, a 90-second black and white classic film-noir style short, from director Robert Schober, depicts a cosmonaut preparing to leave his spaceship for a journey into a mysterious unknown; over an instrumental Coheed and Cambria musical bed. Watch the visual now at www.coheedandcambria.com

A deluxe version of the ‘The Afterman’ will include a hardcover coffee-table book with expansive art by Heidi Taillefer and Nathan Spoor with collaborative written work from singer/creator Claudio Sanchez and writer Peter David that will create a song by song experience. David previously worked with Sanchez on the prose novel adaptation of the band’s 2010 album “Year of the Black Rainbow,” and the graphic novel adaptation of their 2003 album “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (which reached #4 on the New York Times Bestsellers list for graphic novels earlier this year).” All the band’s titles, including ‘The Afterman,’ fall into a grand sci-fi story arc called ‘The Amory Wars.”

It was announced previously at this month’s San Diego Comic Con that The Amory Wars has been picked up by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions to be developed into a live-action feature film.

Musically, ‘The Afterman’ sees the band perfecting their powerhouse progressive rock, soul and even pop landscapes. The dual release also marks the return of original drummer Josh Eppard, who the band parted ways with in 2006, bringing with him his benchmark percussive grooves. Coheed and Cambria self-financed and co-produced ‘The Afterman,’ alongside Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner, who produced the band’s first 3 albums, in Woodstock, NY. The album was mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, The Shins, Foster the People) and Ryan Williams (30 Seconds To Mars).

“This is without a doubt, the most honest record I’ve ever written,” says Sanchez. “Though all the songs can be interpreted through our main character in the story, they were initially written in a very spontaneous manner.” “In the past,” he continues,” I’ve always had a predetermined idea of what the story was going to be when I approached the songs. With ‘The Afterman’ being a new story within the (“The Amory Wars”) arc, I allowed the events of my life to drive the concept, and therefore opened up the songwriting to a fuller degree.”

Coheed and Cambria is currently on the road with rock legends, Iron Maiden.



01 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre with Iron Maiden

02 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory*

03 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden

04 Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden

06 Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden

07 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater*

09 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden

10 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden

12 Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden

13 Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden

15 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center w/ Iron Maiden

16 Pharr, TX – Pharr Events Center*

17 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden

18 Houston, TX – Woodlands Pavillion w/ Iron Maiden

*Headline show

24 Reading, UK – Reading Festival

25 Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival


13 Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center*

15 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest Chicago

16 Charlotte, NC – WEND Wienie Roast

19 Buffalo, NY – Town Hall*

20 Toronto, ON – Mod Club*

21 Rochester, NY – Water Street*

22 Albany, NY – Hart Theater at The Egg*

24 Syracuse, NY – Wescott Theater*

25 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*

26 Hartford, CT Webster Theater*

28 Worcester, MA – Palladium**

29 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues**

* w/ 3

** w/ 3 and Deerhunter


31 Hamburg, DE – Grunspan


01 Dortmund, DE – Visions Westend Festival

02 Utrecht, NL – Tivoli

04 Brussels, BE – VK Club

05 Paris, FR – La Fleche D’Or

08 London, UK – Koko

09 Glasgow , UK- ABC

11 Birmingham, UK – Academy

12 Manchester, UK – Ritz Ballroom

About The Amory Wars: An epic, sci-fi fantasy set in an alternate universe (Heaven’s Fence) that chronicles the rise of superhuman dictator Wilhelm Ryan, and the one family that could hold the key to liberating the world from his tyrannical reign. The mythology was originally created by Sanchez to serve as inspiration for the band’s albums, but the series expanded to other mediums, including both prose and graphic novels.

About The Afterman: Sirius Amory, the most celebrated astronomer/scientist in the alternate universe of Heaven’s Fence is ‘‘The Afterman.’ Sirius (pronounced “Sy-ruhss”) is credited with the discovery of the energy force (known as The Keywork) that binds the 78 planets of these worlds together. He embarks on the greatest discovery of his existence, and possibly mankind’s. By doing so, what is truly most important to him begins to slip right through his fingers.


31 Jul

By Matt Arena

Minutes before their killer set at Firefly Festival we chatted with Walk The Moon’s Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Eli Maiman, and Sean Waugaman about the recording process on the new album, festival vibes, and their unofficial music videos.

You’ve had a pretty crazy couple of months, with TV performances and the album release.

Nick: The TV stuff’s been pretty surreal and we don’t get nervous for a lot of things but the TV stuff is pretty nuts. And you grow up watching bands on live TV and that’s definitely something to tell the grandkids.

With the new album you re-recorded a couple songs off your independent release, what was that selection process like?

Eli: It was kind of a collaborative process between us and Ben Allen, our producer. Really what we wanted to do was put together the ten songs that made the most sense together and created the most cohesive product and complete though. It was a painful process because we did record a few more songs beyond what you hear on the record. Ultimately we feel that we came up with a product we set out to make.

It definitely sounds a lot fuller, especially on ‘I Can Lift a Car’ and ‘Quesadilla,’ and much more cohesive to how these songs are played live. Was that an intentional sound or something you stumbled upon in recording?

Nick: One of the primary intentions going in to record this record was to represent what we do live, capture the live vibe and put it on a CD. If anything, that’s what we felt lacked from the independent record so with a producer and the studio at our disposal we really wanted to take advantage of that.

There are even a couple songs off that independent release that are still in the rotation live, are there any plans to release those?

Nick: It’s certainly a possibility to re-record those songs, yeah.

Eli: We actually did re-record ‘The Liftaway’ for the new record and we ended up wanting more out of the recording than what had gotten. It’s a tough song to record so who knows maybe we’ll keep trying till we get it right.

Nick and Eli from Walk The Moon (credit: Ken Grand-Pierre)

With the release of the album you did a series of videos for VEVO, how did that come about?

Kevin: We had been working with VEVO to come up with a unique way to premiere the album and since a lot of people discovered us through videos the idea was to keep doing that. It’s such a fun thing we enjoy doing ourselves and it’s a way that we can keep it in house. We used just my Go-Pro camera that I had and we didn’t have anybody edited it really; it was just us on the road. VEVO was like “just do a bunch of music videos for the songs,” which sounded like a great idea but we only had a week but I think what we came up with was a blast. It couldn’t have gone better I think.

There’s a vibe that you just kinda turned the camera on and let whatever happen. Almost like a mini-tour documentary in a way, would you ever consider something like that?

Kevin: Tour documentary seems like what’s going on all the time. It seems like now that the album’s out and we’re really going hard at radio, our lives are being documented in many different ways. But I don’t about an official tour documentary maybe there’s something there. I know that I keep a diary of our travels.

Eli: I think it’s worth mentioning that the tour documentary would have been a lot more interesting before we started doing well. Because we did a lot more partying and fun stuff back then. Now it’s a whole lot of work and seeing us in a different studio every day. So the documentary’s is getting worse and worse every day so maybe we should hop on that.

Kevin: A retroactive documentary.

Do you notice that festival sets go down better than standard gigs? You have a sound that plays well in festival environments

Sean: It depends on the gig. A tiny gig can be as fun as a giant festival gig where you’re playing for thousands of people. It’s really about the energy in the room and how much fun everybody’s having.

Kevin: I think what makes the festival vibe different is that all the festivalgoers are all connecting on this different level, like they’re all here to see music. Only to see music and hang out and meet people and enjoy music. There’s camping and multiple days, it’s almost like going to summer camp but you’re seeing concerts all day long. That’s different vibe and I think people maybe feel a little more open to see different music and discover new music if they’re at a festival.

Walk The Moon’s debut album is out now on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

31 Jul

Anchor & Braille, the side project of Anberlin’s Stephen Christian, debuted the video for “Find Me.” The track comes off of the upcoming album The Quiet Life that is to be released tomorrow through Tooth & Nail Records.

Anchor & Braille was started in 2004 by Christian when he realized that he was writing material that was not fit for Anberlin. In 2009, he released his first full-length, Felt, which was produced by Aaron Marsh of Copeland and debuted at #30 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

The Quiet Life is the second full-length from Anchor & Braille, this time around being co-produced by Kevin Dailey of The Civil Twilight and Micah Tawlks, who Christian has signed to his own label, Wood Water Records.

Watch the video below:

Official website: http://anchorbraille.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/anchorbraille

31 Jul

Essex, UK rockers, Morning Parade, will return to the U.S. in September as special guests of The Wombats for an extensive tour. Additionally, on August 20th, the band will make their network TV debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

Just last month, the band released their long-anticipated self-titled debut album which was quickly chosen as the iTunes Editor’s Choice and “Headlights,” the first single, is steadily climbing the Alternative radio chart and in rotation at mtvU and Palladia. The band will join Civil Twilight in August for a west coast tour.

Morning Parade has been consistently blowing away audiences this year with their spectacular live shows including dates as special guests of The Kooks in March, a six performance run at SXSW, and a tour with Walk the Moon this past June. The band also recently premiered their video on RollingStone.com.

Heavily tipped at the beginning of 2011, Morning Parade side-stepped the hype-trap which many a new band has fallen into by rushing out a quick debut album and instead took their time to write the album they wanted to make whilst building a solid and loyal fanbase all across Europe.

The result is a breathtaking statement of intent, demonstrating a depth of lyric and song writing which has become increasingly rare amongst many contemporary artists. It is a purposeful, heartfelt and honest collection of songs:

From the bristling and driving rhythms of “Us and Ourselves” to the feel good anthem “Under the Stars”, the album takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, meandering between different textures and dynamics. The rousing no-holds barred rock’n’roll of “Blue Winter” and “Headlights” pack a considerable punch as album openers while the delicate ode to unrequited love that is “Monday Morning” juxtaposes with the life-affirming show-stopper “Born Alone.”

Recorded with acclaimed producer David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything), the self-titled debut album is available now physically and digitally across the U.S.

2011 saw the band selling out UK and European headline tours, playing to packed out tents at V Festival, touring with the likes of 30 Seconds to Mars, The Wombats andThe Kooks, supporting Biffy Clyro at Ibiza Rocks and sharing a stage with Coldplay at Rock am Ring.


Supporting Civil Twilight:
8/18 Dallas, TX The Kessler

8/21 Bakersfield, CA KRAB Radio Festival*

8/23 Los Angeles, CA El Rey

8/25 Seattle, WA KNDD Radio Festival*
8/28 Sacramento, CA Harlows

8/29 San Francisco, CA Independent

8/31 Portland, OR Doug Fir

Supporting The Wombats:

9/2 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

9/8 Lansing, MI The Loft

9/10 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall

9/12 Pawtucket, RI The Met Cafe

9/18 Minneapolis, MN The Triple Rock Social Club

9/21 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot

9/22 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

9/24 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre

9/27 Omaha, NE The Slowdown

10/1 San Diego, CA House Of Blues

10/2 Santa Ana, CA The Constellation Room

10/4 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp

10/5 Oakland, CA The New Parish

10/6 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones

10/7 Los Angeles, CA Filter Culture Collide Festival

10/9 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom

10/15 Richmond, VA The Camel

10/16 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of The Living Arts

10/17 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

*Radio shows not with Civil Twilight/The Wombats


31 Jul

Newly-signed Warner Bros Records artists The Indecent will be releasing their debut EP “Control” on September 18, 2012. The title track recently premiered via Nylon magazine

Born and raised in New York City, triplets Emily, Bo and Maddy Brout were influenced by the sounds of Sonic Youth, Black Sabbath and Jefferson Airplane from an early age. The Brouts discovered guitars at the age of eight and started writing songs as a hobby, eventually becoming The Indecent when producer/A&R Tim Sommer – who helped develop acts like the Beastie Boys and Maroon 5 – paired them up with drummer Nick Burrows.

The Indecent posted their homemade recordings online and immediately began drawing comparisons that ranged from grunge icons like Nirvana to proto-punk acts like Patti Smith. On the strength of these demos alone the foursome toured throughout the UK, landing on the cover of British fashion mag Disorder, and recently they took the stage in New York for Joey Ramone’s Annual Birthday Bash at Webster Hall.

Recorded at Lightning Sound and East West Recording Studios in LA with WBR Chairman Rob Cavallo and Julian Raymond, “Control” is five songs of unbridled energy and aggression that’s rooted in rock’s gritty past while still stretching toward its future: their music sounds like Seattle grunge and New York in the 70′s had a baby through an 18 year-old surrogate in 2012.

Listen and learn more about The Indecent: www.theindecent.com, www.facebook.com/theindecent

31 Jul

Emblem/Atlantic recording group Matchbox Twenty has announced the world premiere of the companion video to their electrifying new single, “She’s So Mean.” The clip – directed by Rich Lee (Eminem, Norah Jones, will.i.am) –debuted on the music home page of YouTube www.youtube.com/music (you can also watch it below).

“She’s So Mean” is the first single/video from Matchbox Twenty’s hugely anticipated new album, “NORTH.” The track is already ascending at multi format radio outlets nationwide, coming in this week at #13 on the Hot AC chart. In addition, the “She’s So Mean” video has already been added into large rotation at VH1, with a TV premiere slated for later next week the Top 20 Countdown. As if that weren’t enough, the single’s recently unveiled official lyric video has already drawn over a million views at YouTube.

Matchbox Twenty’s fourth full-length studio recording and first all-new album in a decade, “NORTH” arrives everywhere on September 4th. The album sees the band driving their pop-rock sound further forward, magnifying the indelible melodies, crafty lyricism, and glorious hooks that have defined their multi-platinum body of work. Matchbox Twenty – Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale – lived together last summer in a house in Nashville where they collaborated on the new material before once again joining forces with the Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Serletic at his Emblem Studios in Calabasas, California. The result of their labors stands among the band’s finest, with songs like “Overjoyed” and “Put Your Hands Up” marked by Matchbox Twenty’s instantly identifiable sonic approach and unadulterated high spirits.

Thomas will be seen this fall as a mentor on the upcoming third season of NBC’s smash singing competition, The Voice. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter – who recently co-hosted an installment of ABC’s LIVE! With Kelly – will join Cee Lo Green’s team, working with contestants and giving them tips before their performances. The Voice premieres September 10th on NBC (check local listings).

In addition Matchbox Twenty have just been announced as headliners at this year’s iTunes Festival in London. They will perform at Camden’s famed Roundhouse on September 19th. The band joins previously announced artists Pink, David Guetta and Deadmau5 to name a few.

“NORTH” follows Matchbox Twenty’s most recent release, 2007’s RIAA gold certified “EXILE ON MAINSTREAM.” In addition to compiling such classic hits as “Push,” “Bent,” and “Unwell,” the album featured six new tracks, including still another smash single, the Steve Lillywhite-produced “How Far We’ve Come,” which is the band’s biggest selling single to date. A global tour in support of “EXILE ON MAINSTREAM” saw the band playing in front of their largest crowds thus far, with sold out shows in North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Matchbox Twenty immediately established themselves as one of modern pop-rock’s most popular and talented new bands with the 1996 release of their blockbuster debut album, “YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU.” The album generated five extraordinary hit singles – including “Long Day,” “Back 2 Good,” and “3 am” – on its way to RIAA Diamond Award certification for total U.S. sales now exceeding 12 million. Two further multi-platinum albums followed, with 2000’s “MAD SEASON” and 2002’s “MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE” each spawning a steady stream of hugely successful singles, including such chart-topping favorites as “If You’re Gone,” “Disease,” and “Bright Lights.”

In addition to more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Matchbox Twenty has also earned countless accolades, including five Grammy nominations, four American Music Award nods, the 2004 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Musical Group.”

What’s more, Rob Thomas has proven one of the most highly decorated artists of recent years, receiving three Grammy Awards, 11 BMI Awards, and two Billboard “Songwriter of the Year” honors for both his chart-topping solo work as well as collaborations with such legends as Santana, Mick Jagger, and Willie Nelson. Thomas’ collaboration with Carlos Santana on “Smooth” was also named the #2 Most Popular Song Ever on Billboard’s List of the 100 Most Popular songs behind “The Twist.” He was also named to Billboard’s Top 20 List of Hot 100 Songwriters 2000-2011 at #5 and was the top ranking artist/songwriter on the list.


31 Jul

On the heels of Poolside releasing their debut LP, Pacific Standard Time, on their own label Day & Night Recordings, the duo are proud to announce their first national tour. In celebration of this announcement, the duo is now streaming the A side of their limited edition, tour-only 10″ entitled “Only Everything”. Previously, they released an mp3 and video for “Slow Down” on Pitchfork. It’s so good that Pitchfork named it “Best New Track”. Then Pitchfork followed up by awarding Poolside ‘Rising’, you can read the article and interview here. Be sure not to miss this party as it will be heading to your town soon.


Poolside is Los Angeles-based duo Jeffery Paradise and Filip Nikolic, good friends who are inspired by California, Mezcal, dancing, good food and friends. In late 2010, on a beautiful LA day, Jeffrey Paradise and Filip Nikolic were lounging next to their pool house-turned-music studio drinking and making music inspired by the summer vibes of that day. Later that night they put their first song, “Do You Believe” on their Soundcloud, and sent the link to a few friends. Within 23 hours, they had three offers from labels wanting to release it, and Poolside was officially born. What began as an excuse for two long distance friends to get together and drink by their pool, has quickly become one of the most anticipated albums of the summer.

Poolside self-describes their sound as “Daytime Disco”, slowed down dance music for swimming in a pool on a hot day. Poolside’s debut single “Do You Believe” was positively received, with DJs including Todd Terje and Dimitri from Paris charting it, and the press fell in love as well, Dazed & Confused praised the song for its “pop-tinged disco, brimming with optimistic vocals and retro acid synths,” while NME lauded its “supremely casual decadence.” The band’s cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” has become a staple of James Murphy’s DJ sets, and “Take Me Home”, from Poolside’s forthcoming album was the first track on Aeroplane’s recent “In Flight Entertainment” compilation. The Magician recently said that “Poolside’s Pacific Standard Time is one of the top 10 albums of 2012″ and the album has been # 1 on KCRW two weeks before it was even released. Poolside’s “Slow Down” earned best new track from Pitchfork, and they were recently featured in Pitchfork’s “Rising”. The band now plays live as a four-piece, with Michael Gold, previously in the band Dazzler, on keys and Jason Pipkin on drums / percussion. Their debut album, Pacific Standard Time was released on their own label Day & Night Recordings on July 9.


Filip Nikolic is a Danish born producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist, known for his contributions in the rock, dance, and pop genres. Nikolic gained notoriety with his group Djosos Krost, collaborating with Horace Andy and John Holt. In the early 2000s, he toured the world as the bassist for the Danish pop group Junior Senior and then moved to Los Angeles, California in 2004. Once in Los Angeles, Nikolic joined the LA based band Ima Robot as a bassist and eventually, a co-producer. Filip just recently co-produced the new Bonde do Role album Tropicalbacanal with Diplo.


Jeffrey Paradise is a DJ synonymous with San Francisco’s young, hip and ready to party scenes – he is part of the dynamic force behind two of the best dance parties in San Francisco, Blow Up and Reunited. In 1998, Paradise moved to San Francisco and became the front man for a new wave/hardcore band The Calculators with members of The Rapture. Jeff now lives in Los Angeles.

Tour Dates

7/31 – Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
8/1 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
8/4 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
8/6 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
8/7 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
8/8 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
8/10 – Calgary, AB – Saits The Gateway
8/11 – Vancouver, BC – The Venue
8/12 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
8/14 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
8/16 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
8/17 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
8/18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club
8/22 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
8/24 – Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
8/25 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
8/30 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
8/31 – Las Vegas, NV – Book & Stage – The Cosmopolitan
9/2 – Newport Beach, CA – Pacific Festival*
9/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Museum*

#DJ set
*Poolside only

31 Jul

thenewno2 performed “Make It Home” on Conan.

Watch it below: