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13 Dec

GHOST decreed they will perform a concert this Saturday, December 15th, 2012 in their hometown of Linköping, Sweden at Cupolen. Limited tickets are still available HERE. Also this Saturday for those seeking redemption, Papa will bestow a special offering to those who sign up with their email addresses beginning at 10PM Local Time CET. Sign up here.

GHOST is also putting the finishing touches on their next studio album due out in 2013 on Loma Vista Recordings. Papa and his Nameless Ghouls have summoned Nashville-based Grammy®Award-winning Nick Raskulinecz (Death Angel, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Rush) to produce this offering.

Hailing from Linköping, Sweden, GHOST formed in in 2008. They released their heralded debut album, Opus Eponymous, on October 18, 2011. UK’s Metal Hammer praised the album saying it was “an arcane occult feast,” while this side of the pond Decibel Magazine hailed they “compel on pretty much every sensory level,” and the Village Voice proclaimed “GHOST is Swedish, heavy, and tasked with slicing your soul to bits–or at least your ears.” In 2011, GHOST performed at the annual Download Festival in the United Kingdom. The band’s fanbase began to swell and not long after added some of Hard Rock’s finest to this group. Additionally that year, GHOST took part in the Defenders of Faith III tour with Trivium, In Flames and Rise to Remain. In early 2012, they embarked on their first tour of the United States and later that year shared the stage with Mastodon and Opeth on their Heritage Hunter Tour in North America. That summer the band was invited by Metallica’s James Hetfield to perform on the mainstage of Metallica’s first annual Orion Music + More festival. Ghost will appear at the 2013 Soundwave Festival throughout Australia February 23rd – March 4th.

13 Nov

Today White Drugs/ATO Records released “Ribcage,” a song from the forthcoming album by acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx. Stream it here or below. It is available as a download at all digital retailers and on 7” vinyl. The limited edition vinyl also features “Into The Black,” a previously unreleased b-side.

The Bronx (IV) will be released by White Drugs/ATO Records in the U.S. on February 5, 2013. It’s due out February 4 in the UK/Europe (PIAS) and February 8 in Australia/New Zealand (Shock Records). Produced by
Beau Burchell, The Bronx (IV) is the band’s first album in five years and comes as the group celebrates its 10th anniversary. It can be pre-ordered now. See below for track listing. In advance of the new album’s release, all three of the band’s previous full-length records are now available digitally.

The Bronx – comprising Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers and Ken Mochikoshi Horne – will be playing songs from throughout its career on a fall headline tour of the UK and Europe. The band will also support The Hives on a series of European dates. See dates below:

The Bronx (IV) – Track Listing

1. The Unholy Hand
2. Along For The Ride
3. Style Over Everything
4. Youth Wasted
5. Too Many Devils
6. Pilot Light
7. Torches
8. Under The Rabbit
9. Ribcage
10. Valley Heat
11. Life Less Ordinary
12. Last Revelation

The Bronx – Upcoming Tour Dates

12 – Middlesborough, UK @ The Middlesborough Empire
13 – Stoke On Trent, UK @ The Underground
14 – Reading, UK @ Sub89
15 – Guildford, UK @ The Boileroom SOLD OUT
16 – Kingston Upon Thames, UK @ The Peel SOLD OUT
17 – Kingston Upon Thames, UK @ The Peel (matinee show)
17 – Tunbridge Wells, UK @ The Forum (late night show)
18 – Folkestone, UK @ Quarterhouse
20 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle w/The Hives
21 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium w/The Hives
22 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks w/The Hives SOLD OUT
23 – Düsseldorf, DE @ Stone im Ratinger Hof
24 – Munich, DE @ Kesselhaus w/The Hives SOLD OUT
25 – Vienna, AT @ Arena w/The Hives
27 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof w/The Hives
28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Max w/The Hives SOLD OUT
29- Paris, FR @ Le Zénith w/The Hives
30 – Talence, FR @ Medoquine (Bordeaux) w/The Hives

1 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera w/The Hives
2 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz w/The Hives
4 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz w/The Hives
5 – Zurich, CH @ Komplex w/The Hives
6 – Lyon, FR @ Le Transbordeur w/The Hives
7 – Lille, FR @ LAeronef w/The Hives
8 – Eindhoven, NL @ Speedfest
9 – Brussels, BE @ AB w/The Hives
11 – Vesterbro, DK @ Lille Vega
12 – Göteborg, SE @ Pustervik
13 – Malmö, SE @ KB
14 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
15 – Linköping, SE @ Konsert & Kongress
16 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller

01 Nov

A concert tour created to encourage voter turnout has taken on a new dimension in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Organizers Magic Hat Brewing Co., CEG Presents and HeadCount announced today that all proceeds from the four city “Participation Tour” will be donated to the Red Cross and other storm relief efforts.

The tour begins Friday in Baltimore, followed by stops in Philadelphia on Saturday and Washington, D.C, on Sunday. Then on “Election Eve,” Monday Nov. 5th, an All-Star event in New York will feature special guests Questlove, Bela Fleck, Amy Helm, Eric Krasno, Luther Dickinson and Scott Metzger.

Anders Osborne and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, all residents of New Orleans and no stranger to hurricanes, will headline each of the four shows. Keller Williams will make a guest appearance in Washington, and John Kadlecik of Furthur will appear in Baltimore and DC. Tickets are available at http://www.nolafunk.com/nola

“Participation is about more than voting. It means being an active part of a community,” said HeadCount’s executive director Andy Bernstein. “We hope these concerts will not only encourage people to vote, but also to help out their neighbors.”

A limited edition Magic Hat guitar signed by the performers will be raffled at each show, with every dollar raised going directly to the relief efforts. To enter the raffle, fans will be asked to sign a “Pledge to Vote” and donate any amount they wish. At the tour finale on Nov 5th, a guitar signed by all the performing artists will also be available via silent auction.

HeadCount is a nonpartisan organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democrac. The organization has registered over 250,000 voters since its inception in 2004. HeadCount, whose board members include Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits) operates with a huge network of volunteers that register voters at over 1,000 concerts a year b artists such as Phish, Wilco and Dave Matthews Band.

For more information, visit http://www.HeadCount.org and http://www.Nolafunk.com.

Tour Dates:
Friday, November 2 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
Saturday, November 3 – The Blockley – Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, November 4 – The Howard Theatre – Washington, DC
Monday, November 5 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

Ticket information:
Limited VIP tickets are available in all markets. All tickets can be purchased through Ticketweb.com and (866) 468-7619 and the venue’s websites.

31 Oct

13-time GRAMMY winning producer, songwriter and rapper Eminem has signed on as executive producer of the hotly anticipated debut album from five-time GRAMMY-nominated singer songwriter Skylar Grey, it was announced today. The first single, “C’mon Let Me Ride” featuring Eminem, which is produced by Alex Da Kid and mixed by both Eminem and Alex, will be released to all digital retailers on December 11. Grey’s debut album, now titled Don’t Look Down, is due out Spring 2013 from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope.

“When I was working on Recovery I was introduced to Skylar by Alex Da Kid and I was blown away with her talent as both a songwriter and vocalist,” said Eminem. “This album is really going to give her a chance to connect with the fans who probably know her music, but might not know her yet. I think they will be as impressed as I am.”

“Putting out a debut album is a bit scary – I want it to be just right so I took some extra time to finish it. Eminem’s increased involvement has been such a blessing; I’m getting guidance from an artist I really admire and trust,” said Grey. “Having written many new songs, the album has become a completely different animal, hence the title change. This new single with Em, in particular, is very exciting. We have worked on so many serious songs together – it’s a nice change of pace to do something fun and sarcastic.”

The music video for “”CÂ’mon Let Me Ride”” featuring Eminem was shot in Detroit last week and will also be released along with the single on December 11th.


25 Oct

Biffy Clyro’s coming back to the US and will be playing intimate club shows at New York City’s Bowery Electric (12/3 tickets) and the Satellite in LA (12/7 tickets). Tickets go on sale tomorrow and will surely sell out.

The band has a new album “Opposites” due out on January 28th (pre-order). You can check out a brand new song below.

24 Oct

Ra Ra Riot’s third album Beta Love is set for release January 22 on Barsuk Records. The album marks the band’s first outing as a four piece with members Wes Miles on vocals, Milo Bonacci on guitar, Mathieu Santos on bass and Rebecca Zeller on violin forming the core of the group. Beta Love’s songs are informed by the works of cyperpunk novelist William Gibson and futurist Ray Kurzweil’s musings on the technological singularity and transhumanism.

Inspired by their lean new lineup, the recording process found Ra Ra Riot’s members exploring and re-defining their roles within the new makeup of the group. They built upon demos created mostly by Miles and producer Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello, Wavves) at Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, MS. For the first time in their history the band recorded in a warmer climate and found themselves stimulated by the balmy Southern air and the physical setting of Oxford. Joined by session drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer) the band enjoyed exploring its potential, experimenting with new influences and exciting sounds.

Santos said of the sessions, “Making the record was a lot of fun for us, because we were in a completely different environment, trying a completely new approach. We’d been used to arriving at a session with every song totally arranged and figured out, but in Oxford, a lot of the creative decision-making happened in the studio, on the fly. We wanted to be outside of our collective comfort zone for this record. We wanted to be open to new things happening. There was a lot of building up and tearing down with Dennis—a lot of problem solving, a lot of trial and error, and that was really exciting for us.”

Formed in the basements and attics surrounding Syracuse University in 2006, Ra Ra Riot released their debut The Rhumb Line on Barsuk in 2008. NPR Music said their 2010 release The Orchard’s “10 songs positively burst with sophistication, precision and polish.”

Ra Ra Riot will tour extensively in the new year. See dates below

Ra Ra Riot, Beta Love
1. Dance with Me
2. Binary Mind
3. Beta Love
4. Is It Too Much
5. For Once
6. Angel, Please
7. What I Do For U
8. When I Dream
9. That Much
10. Wilderness
11. I Shut Off


* with Passion Pit and Joy Formidable
† with Passion Pit
‡ with Guards
§ with Vampire Weekend & Ultraista

November 14 Setnor Auditorium @ Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
November 28 Lupo’s Providence, RI*
November 29 Liacouras Center Philadelphia, PA†
December 8 Chameleon Lancaster, PA‡
December 9 Arch Street Tavern Hartford, CT‡
December 11 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY‡
December 12 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY‡
December 13 Haunt Ithaca, NY‡
January 23 9:30 Club Washington, DC
January 25 Webster Hall New York, NY
January 26 Paradise Boston, MA
February 2-3 Hostess Club Weekender Tokyo, Japan§
February 7 Venue Vancouver, BC
February 8 Neptune Theater Seattle, WA
February 9 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
February 11 Fillmore San Francisco, CA
February 12 El Rey Los Angeles, CA
February 15 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
February 16 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
February 17 Lowbrow Palace El Paso AZ
February 19 Kessler Theater Dallas, TX
February 20 The Belmont Austin, TX
February 21 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
February 23 Proud Larry’s Oxford, MS
February 24 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
February 25 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
February 26 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
February 28 A&R Music Bar Columbus, OH
March 1 Metro Chicago, IL
March 2 Der Rathskeller Madison, WI
March 3 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
March 5 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
March 6 Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON
March 7 Il Motore Montreal, QC
March 8 Higher Ground S. Burlington, VT
March 9 Pearl Street Northampton, MA

24 Oct

Serpents & Snakes Records is excited to announce that today is the release date for Snowden’s “The Beat Comes” single and remixes. The band’s full-length, No One In Control, has been confirmed for a January 22 release.

iTunes, Amazon and all digital outlets will carry the album version of “The Beat Comes,” along with an exclusive remix from Lane 8. Club DJs & remix aficionados can visit Beatport.com for exclusive remixes, instrumentals, & radio edits from Treasure Fingers, Tommie Sunshine & RipTidE, Aaron LaCrate & Samir, Lane 8 and DJ Killa Theory, which can also be streamed via the Snowden Soundcloud page.

More than a half-decade after their breakthrough debut album, Snowden has returned and the extended wait has proven resoundingly worth it. No One In Control is a remarkable collection, lit with impassioned creativity and coruscating emotional power. Jordan Jeffares – the multi-talented mind behind Snowden – toiled for almost six years, pushing himself and his music ever closer to madness, and that hermetic intensity can be heard in the record’s every finely etched facet. With its seamless integration of haunting melodies, rhythmic ingenuity, and hypnagogic songcraft, No One In Control sees Snowden’s artistry and ambition ascending to hitherto untouched new heights.

Snowden emerged in 2004 and were soon hailed as one of the Atlanta underground’s leading new artists, with MTV linking the band alongside Deerhunter and Black Lips as avatars of the burgeoning scene. Released in 2006, Anti-Anti fully delivered upon the band’s promise, earning worldwide popular success and critical applause for its enigmatic blend of deep grooves and post punk atmospherics. Snowden toured hard, building a fervent fan following via innumerable headline dates and shows alongside the likes of Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon.

But just as Snowden prepared their next move, Jeffares found himself entangled in contract dispute that put the kibosh on whatever career momentum he had gained. Trapped in legal limbo, he eased back into the life of a starving artist, subletting and setting up studios wherever he landed, from Chicago to Atlanta to New York. In due time, Jeffares had begun constructing a boldly beautiful song cycle inspired by the seclusion.

In 2011, Snowden’s old friends and tourmates Kings of Leon invited Jeffares to join forces with their newly launched Serpents & Snakes Records. With the finish line now in sight, Jeffares considered self-producing the final album, but knew that he couldn’t be objective having listened to some of these tracks more than 500 times. He reached out to producer Bill Skibbe – known for his work alongside The Kills, The Dead Weather, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Adult. – and in November, lit out for Skibbe’s Benton Harbor, Michigan studio for three weeks of sessions.

Now based out of Austin, Jeffares is preparing for No One In Control’s long awaited release by solidifying Snowden’s intricate live presentation, the present line-up comprised of players assembled during his last stay in New York City. But for the most part, he has spent the past year recharging his creative batteries, “trying to live a life not centered around music.”

That said Jeffares recently set up a studio, determined to begin the next Snowden album before hitting the road hard in 2013. Ever eager to push his music’s own far-flung boundaries, he suggests future efforts will be more beat heavy and electronic in nature. One thing is certain, however: the arrival of the astonishingly affective No One In Control represents the culmination of a difficult and risky chapter for Snowden as well as the proverbial new beginning for Jordan Jeffares himself.


22 Oct

After much anticipation, Los Angeles electro-rock outfit SHINY TOY GUNS have released their new album III () today, Monday, October 22 (Five Seven Music). It features the first new material by the original line-up in five years.

Production on III, courtesy of Mirror Machines (the band’s Chad Petree and Jeremy Dawson), is lush and dramatic, ranging from driving tracks like the first single due January 2013 “Somewhere To Hide,” “Waiting Alone” and “Speaking Japanese” into a sonic pendulum swing to the genre bending current release “Fading Listening.” The band teamed up with legendary mixer Tony Maserati (Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keyes) to finalize and sharpen the new 2012 sound of the band. Unlike any other group out there today, SHINY TOY GUNS music is driving rock and electro spearheaded by a male and female vocal courtesy of Chad Petree and Carah Faye.

Tomorrow (October 23), VEVO will premiere the video for “Fading Listening” starring Tiny Toy Guns, a play on the band recording the song as kids. Carah Faye is played by Ally Petree, eight year old daughter of Chad Petree. Chad Petree is played by Jesse McClintock, son of GUNS longtime indie music publisher Steve McClintock. Drummer Mikey Martin is played by Maximus Morse, son of Toby Morse, singer of punk/hardcore band H20. Jeremy Dawson on keyboards is played by Noah Castro, the six year old son of friends of Mikey Martin. The two girls engineering at the mixing desk are Isabella Petree (age 6) and Stevie Jane Petree (age 5), daughters of Steven Petree ex-member of SHINY TOY GUNS and brother of Chad Petree. The studio owner is played by Tony Maserati.

UPDATE: the video is now live!

In conjunction with the album’s release, the band—Carah Faye (vocals), Chad Petree (vocals/guitar), Jeremy Dawson (keyboards/bass) and Mikey Martin (drums)—launch a nine-date headlining tour in San Francisco tonight. They will pass through a variety of markets including Los Angeles, Toronto, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Pittsburgh and Chicago consecutively. At each show, the band will perform a variety of material from the new album as well as SHINY TOY GUNS classics and favorites.

Meanwhile, SHINY TOY GUNS—who is currently featured in the Virgin America “Experience” campaign—can be seen on the airlines major billboards across Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and Dallas. The campaign highlights Virgin America ‘Originals,’ frequent flyers known for shaking up the status quo in their own fields – including SHINY TOY GUNS as well as indie film director Kevin Smith, Pandora founder Tim Westergren, Animal and Son of a Gun chef Vinny Dotolo, Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork and independent artist/Facebook Creative Strategist Ji Lee just to name a few – inviting them to curate aspects of the airline’s already unique in-cabin experience including playlists, film picks and new menu items offered via the touch-screen Red™ in-flight entertainment platform. The Virgin America “Originals” include more than a few notable iconoclasts in the worlds of tech, design, food and entertainment many of whom also happen to be Elevate frequent flyers. Check out more at:

Shiny Toy Guns play Brighton Music Hall in Boston this Sunday October 28th. Tickets are $17. See below for full tour dates.

Mon 10/22 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
Tue 10/23 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
Fri 10/26 Toronto, ON Hoxton
Sat 10/27 Philadelphia Northstar
Sun 10/28 Boston Brighton Music Hall
Mon 10/29 Washington, D.C. Rock N’ Roll Hotel
Tue 10/30 New York, NY Santos Party House
Wed 10/31 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theater
Thu 11/1 Chicago, IL Subterranean

Shiny Toy Guns with MNDR, Colourmusic
Brighton Music Hall
Boston, MA
Sunday, October 28
Doors at 8 PM; Show at 9 PM; 18+ Show
Advance Box Office Price $17

15 Oct

After fifteen years, six studio albums, 12 million units sold worldwide, breakdowns, clean ups and the dizzying swell of global success, Placebo is back with a new five-song EP B3 due digitally in the U.S. tomorrow October 16 on Universal/UMe, and as a Limited Edition physical CD on October 30. The highly charged title track exemplifies their dark and melodic trademark sound and features singer Brian Molko’s instantly recognizable vocals. Stream an edited version of “B3” now via the Placebo Soundcloud page.

A new studio album by Placebo—Molko (guitar/vocals), Stefan Olsdal (bass) and Steve Forrest (drums)—is due to follow the EP in 2013. While not a reflection of the direction of the new album, the band felt strongly that their fans should get to hear new music in the interim. For more information on the EP, visit http://www.b3ep.com.

Placebo has also launched the #B3KISS Competition, asking fans to create their own version of the B3 EP artwork. To enter, fans need to HashTag their photo #B3KISS on Instagram or Twitter, or upload it here: www.b3kiss.com. The band will choose their favorite version and the winner will receive a framed test print of the B3EP artwork, signed by Placebo. The competition closes October 31, 2012.

B3 Track Listing
01. B3
02. I Know You Want To Stop
03. The Extra
04. I.K.W.Y.L.
05. Time Is Money


12 Oct

This Sunday night, October 14th, if you’re in New York City you should make your way down to the Bowery Electric for a really cool benefit concert for the Lustgarten Foundation. The show features a special appearance by DGeneration, The Waldos (/w/Walter Lure of Johnny Thunder’s Heartbreakers), The Blessed, Andy Shernoff (Dictators). You can pick up your tickets online or at the door on Sunday night.