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07 May

New York based LINFINITY have confirmed a fall 2012 release for their sophomore album, Lights in Cairo. Produced by Kevin McMahon (Real Estate, Titus Andronicus) and mixed by Matt Boynton (MGMT, Kurt Vile) Lights in Cairo is the follow up to 2010′s Martian’s Bloom released on American Myth Recordings.

The five piece band have made their new track “Miles” available on SoundCloud

The praise that followed Martian’s Bloom came from the likes of Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, the latter boasting “Von Wagner is a commanding presence, expressive and elegantly bombastic” and the Washington Post noting their unique songwriting “…can’t be categorized as any one style; it’s timeless.”

Since the release of their debut album, the band toured the US and played CMJ, their set catching the attention of The Wall Street Journal to write the band’s sound is similar to “the offspring of David Byrne and the Band: The New York quintet’s songs are compact yet anthematic.”

Recorded in upstate New York, Lights in Cairo is Linfinity’s strongest and most ambitious work yet. Led by principal songwriter and lead singer Dylan Von Wagner, newcomers Mark Evan Roth (guitar), Justin Repasky (keys) and Joe Zdaa (drums) join veteran bassist Grant Zubrisky.

A release date, final track listing and additional details will be announced shortly.


07 May

Today, Passion Pit released the first single from their highly anticipated album Gossamer. “Take A Walk,” the opening track from the 12-song LP to be released on July 24th on Columbia Records, is streaming now at: http://takeawalk.passionpitmusic.com/

Acclaimed for their unabashedly danceable live performances, Passion Pit warmed up for the upcoming release of Gossamer with a series of shows last month. They debuted tracks from the new album, including “Take A Walk,” as well as performed fan favorites from both Manners and the Chunk Of Change EP. Passion Pit will soon hit the summer festival circuit in addition to performing at world-renowned venues including Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Hollywood Bowl (a full list of tour dates can be found below).

More on the new album: “On Gossamer there is more of a dichotomy between the lyrics and the music. You hear my lyrics more precisely which is something I was ready for. The lyrics on this album have a lot to say about what the last two years of my life have been troubled with,” explains Angelakos. Gossamer was made throughout 2011 in Los Angeles and New York City, and finds Angelakos co-producing with Chris Zane, who helmed Manners.

Passion Pit is the dynamic musical mission of Michael Angelakos, the electronic wunderkind best known for his complex and multi-layered pop songs. Angelakos, who debuted with his notoriously charming Chunk Of Change EP in 2008, released Passion Pit’s debut full length Manners in 2009.

Listen to “Take A Walk” below


Passion Pit on tour:
6/2 Dallas, TX Meltdown Music Festival
6/22 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
6/23 New York, NY Governors Ball Music Festival
7/15 Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival
7/16 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
7/17 Knoxville, TN The Valarium
7/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
7/20 Norfok, VA The Norva
7/21 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival
8/3 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8/5 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival
8/7 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
8/10-12 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Music Festival
8/18 Tokyo, Japan SummerSonic
8/19 Osaka, Japan SummerSonic
8/21 Singapore Esplanade
9/9 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
11/4 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion

06 May

Tickets for Dispatch’s recently announced North American Tour in support of their highly anticipated, forthcoming album, Circles Around The Sun are now onsale at dispatchmusic.com. The tour, the most extensive the band has done in over a decade, will provide fans a chance to see the band in a more intimate setting. It will kick off at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC on September 20th and will follow the band’s upcoming appearances at the Hangout Music, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands Festivals.

As a bonus to the band’s fans, Dispatch released the new song “Not Messin’” on Soundcloud as a free stream and download. Their first studio album in twelve years, Circles Around The Sun is an eclectic all-American rock and roll record that delivers the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting and radiant harmonies that has earned the band fans throughout countless countries. It was recorded at The Clubhouse (Rhinebeck, NY), Water Music (Hoboken, NJ), and Tarquin Studios (Bridgeport, CT). Circles Around The Sun will be released on August 21st on the band’s own Bomber Records.


19th Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival

8-10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo

10-12 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival

20th Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
21st Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
22nd Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
26th Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
28th Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Centre
29th Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Centre

1st Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
2nd Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
3rd Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
5th New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
6th Boston, MA Agganis Arena
8th Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
9th Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
11th Washington, DC Constitution Hall
12th Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre


01 May

For the past week, Metric has been sharing clues with fans about “Youth Without Youth,” the band’s first single from the forthcoming album, Synthetica (MMI/Mom+Pop). We’ve seen mysterious video footage from the recording studio, heard Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw speak on the making of the song, and even saw fan interpretations of “Youth Without Youth” after the song’s lyrics and sheet music were unveiled and before the song’s release (relive the experience at www.ilovemetric.com/youthwithoutyouth).

Today, “Youth Without Youth” is officially released and available for purchase at ilovemetric.com and iTunes.com/metric. A pre-order of Synthetica is also available at ilovemetric.com. Every pre-order comes with an immediate download of “Youth Without Youth” and 5 Synthetica Reflections tracks. You can also pre-order the album at iTunes.com/metric now and immediately download “Youth Without Youth” (but you’ll have to wait until June 12 to get the 5 Synthetica Reflections tracks).

Lastly, Metric has announced an extensive US tour for the Fall. Every ticket purchased for a headlining show comes with a download of “Youth Without Youth” (to be delivered to your inbox shortly after purchase) as well as a digital copy of Synthetica and 5 Synthetica Reflections tracks, to be delivered on June 12. Purchase your tickets at ilovemetric.com.

Listen to “Youth Without Youth”

Purchase at ilovemetric.com or iTunes.com/metric

Exclusive pre-sale tickets that come with music at ilovemetric.com

09.06.12 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
09.08.12 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
09.09.12 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY
09.11.12 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
09.14.12 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
09.17.12 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
09.18.12 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
09.20.12 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
09.21.12 – The Strathmore – Washington, DC
09.22.12 – Tower Theater – Philadelphia, PA
09.23.12 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
09.27.12 – Hard Rock – Orlando, FL
09.28.12 – The Fillmore – Miami, FL
09.29.12 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL
10.01.12 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10.02.12 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10.04.12 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
10.05.12 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
10.06.12 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
10.09.12 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
10.10.12 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ


25 Apr

Reptar has announced that their forthcoming full length release is available to stream in full, a week prior to release. Entitled Body Faucet, the debut effort is due out on May 1st via Vagrant Records.

In March the Athens, GA based band played 13 riotous shows at Austin’s SXSW, including Comedy Central’s much buzzed about “Workaholics” party. Comedy Central loved the group so much, they decided to host the album stream on their own website and CC Insider Blog.

With a reputation as one of the most exciting touring acts of the moment, Reptar continue to sell out tour dates on their headline tour. The band SOLD OUT their headline stops in Austin, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City and has played to over 5,000 people on their current tour.

Produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Washed Out), Body Faucet is the follow up to the group’s heralded debut EP Oblangle Fizz Y’all, which Rolling Stone praised for its, “…blend of upbeat rhythms, reggae-infected vocals and psychedelic textures.” Body Faucet finds the band delving deeper into world-music influences to compliment their unique blend of danceable and electro infused pop.

Hailing from Athens, GA, Reptar began playing music in late 2008. Since then, the quartet has gained a reputation for their frenzied, must-see live show. Reptar is Graham Ulicny (Vocals, Guitar), Andrew McFarland (Drums), Ryan Engelberger (Bass), and William Kennedy (Synth, Keys).

20 Apr

In the midst of preparing for Mexican Summer’s May 15th release of The Only Place, the follow-up to 2010′s Crazy For You LP, Best Coast is proud to announce a tremendous run of live shows in the US and UK. This new tour will see Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno bringing The Only Place’s beautiful new songs to the big stage.

Consistent with previous Best Coast releases, The Only Place sees Cosentino handling all songwriting and rhythm guitar and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno manning lead guitar, bass and drums. This time around, though, the band has enlisted renowned producer and composer Jon Brion to fully realize what Consentino has characterized as a more mature album than Crazy For You. Brion’s reputation precedes him at this point, but suffice to say that the cleaner, richer sound that he provides perfectly compliments the more complex instrumentation of this new offering from the band. Most notably, this applies to Cosentino’s vocals, which have been placed bare and beautiful at these songs’ forefront, rather than obscured by distortion and reverb.

The upcoming tour dates will be your first chance to witness for yourself the full effect of Best Coast’s gorgeous new offering. See the full schedule below and prepare yourself for The Only Place.

LISTEN: “The Only Place”

Best Coast
The Only Place
(Mexican Summer)
May 15th, 2012

1.The Only Place
2. Why I Cry
3. Last Year
4. My Life
5. No One Like You
6. How They Want Me To Be
7. Better Girl
8. Do You Love Me Like You Used To
9. Dreaming My Life Away
10. Let’s Go Home
11. Up All Night


5/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern *
5/19 Oakland, CA @ Fox *
5/21 Portland, Or @ Aladdin *
5/22 Seattle, WA @ Neptune *
5/23 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore *
5/25 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up *
5/26 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater *
5/27 Lawrence, KS @ Granada *
5/29 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
5/30 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
6/01 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
6/02 Houston, TX @ Free Press Fest
6/03 Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
6/16 Glasgow @ Garage
6/17 Manchester @ HMV Ritz
6/18 Birmingham @ Academy
6/20 London @ SBE
6/21 Brighton @ Coalition
6/22 Isle of Wight Festival
6/24 Atlantic City @ Metallica’s Orion Festival ^
7/09 Orlando, FL @ The Social ^
7/10 Miami, FL @ Grand Central ^
7/12 Atlanta, GA @ Variety ^
7/13 Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
7/14 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
7/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
7/17 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 ^
7/18 Boston, MA @ Royale ^
7/20 Montreal, QC @ Le National ^
7/21 Toronto, ON @ Pheonix ^
7/23 Columbus, OH @ Newport Theater ^
7/24 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom ^
7/25 Madison, WI @ Majestic ^
7/27 Chicago, IL @ Vic ^

* = w/ Jeff the Brotherhood
^ = w/ Those Darlins

03 Apr

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros have revealed a second track from their forthcoming studio album, Here. Entitled “That’s What’s Up”, fans can stream the track at the band’s tumblr page. Due out May 29th on Community Music, beginning today Here is available for pre-order on iTunes. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a free download of “That’s Whats Up.”



2nd Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
4th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
5th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
8th New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
9th New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
11th Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
12th Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
13th Toronto, ONT Kool Haus
15th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
16th Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
18th Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
19th Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion*
20th Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Fest
21st Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
24th Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
25th Minneapolis, MN Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
26th Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
30th Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
31st Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

1st Ozark, AR Wakarusa Festival

* With Dave Matthews Band

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros formed in Los Angeles in 2007. They released their debut album, Up From Below, in July 2009 on Community Music. The album has sold over 275,000 copies in the US, and charted on iTunes for 69 straight weeks. With its unique and universal appeal, their hit single “Home” soared to over 775,000 downloads. After intensive touring throughout 2009-2011, including hit appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros have proven themselves to be a touring force to be reckoned with. In March 2011, the troupe’s lead singer Alex Ebert released his solo debut album, Alexander, on Community Music, which was written and recorded during breaks from being on tour as a part of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The album includes ten brand new songs that Alexander wrote and played entirely himself. In April 2011, the band embarked on the “Railroad Revival Tour” with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show where the band traveled exclusively in vintage railcars across the American Southwest for a week and played concerts at unique outdoor locations along the route. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros actively support Water Wells For Africa, Charity Water, APJ Now, Hope Campaign and Voice Project.


30 Mar

In support of The Temper Trap’s self-titled release, out June 5th on Glassnote/Columbia Records, the band has exclusively announced new tour dates with Rolling Stone.com for a North American tour starting June 5th in New York City and ending June 19th in Vancouver. The band is currently playing a handful of sold-out underplay shows in major cities including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. At these shows they’ve debuted new tracks including “Need Your Love” and “Rabbit Hole.”

Visit Rollingstone.com who spoke to lead singer Dougy Mandagi about the upcoming summer tour and new album: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-temper-trap-announce-north-american-tour-20120329

Check out two new tracks from the upcoming album:
“Need Your Love” http://soundcloud.com/the-temper-trap/need-your-love
“Rabbit Hole” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZJdYNJ1CDg

‘The Temper Trap’ is the follow up to 2009’s debut long-player ‘Conditions’. Featuring the singles “Fader,” “Love Lost” and “Sweet Disposition,” the album was one of the breakthrough successes of the year and has now sold over 800,000 copies worldwide. The latest release will be the band’s first as a newly-expanded five-piece outfit following the permanent addition of Joseph Greer on keyboard and guitar. The self-titled album will feature 12 new songs recorded in Los Angeles with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Phoenix).

The Temper Trap on tour:
6/5 New York City – Terminal 5
6/7 Boston, MA – House of Blues
6/7-10 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6/10 Dallas, TX – House of Blues &
6/11 Austin, TX – Stubbs &
6/13 San Diego, CA – House of Blues &
6/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium &
6/16 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield &
6/17 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom &
6/18 Seattle, WA – Showbox &
6/19 Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl &

& Crocodiles will be opening

Track listing:
1. Need Your Love
2. London’s Burning
3. Trembling Hands
4. The Sea Is Calling
5. Miracle
6. This Isn’t Happiness
7. Where Do We Go From Here
8. Never Again
9. Dreams
10. Rabbit Hole
11. I’m Gonna Wait
12. Leaving Heartbreak Hotel

26 Mar

The Cult today released their new single “For The Animals” off of their forthcoming album Choice of Weapon. Grab it on iTunes and take a listen to it below:

Frontman Ian Astbury told Rolling Stone about the single:

“‘For the Animals’ reflects the sentiment the we are a raw, visceral animal, independent and beholden to no one. We celebrate that aspect that is also rising in the culture. We go where nature takes us.”

Choice of Weapon is out May 21st in the UK/Europe and May 22nd in the U.S. and Canada. Pre-order it here.


26 Mar

Besides bringing together a group of some of the most successful actors today, the new Avengers movie seems like it might be delivering a kickass soundtrack. Check out a very small clip of a NEW Soundgarden song, “Live To Rise,” from Avengers Assemble: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture.

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