Upcoming | The Audio Perv - Part 4
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30 Aug

Los Angeles-based duo BLONDFIRE has signed with Warner Bros Records. Brazilian-American siblings Bruce and Erica Driscoll have been writing, producing, playing and performing together since they were kids, creating bouncy electro-pop-n-roll that combines worldly sophistication with American accessibility.

Fronted by Erica’s soft, breathy vocals and rounded out by a catchy, danceable beat, Blondfire’s songs have developed something of a cult following. They’ve received airplay on Sirius Alt-Nation, KCRW, KCSN, KROX (Austin) and KNDd (Seattle) as well as KROQ and 98.7′s “Locals Only” shows, been touted on RollingStone.com, Filter and MTV.com and licensed in several films, television shows and commercials. Blondfire’s recent residency at LA’s Bootleg Theatre became the party of the week.

Blondfire is currently in the studio working on their debut Warner Bros full-length Young Heart, set for release early 2013. The video for their first single “Where the Kids Are” is out now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K3l2VfLDMI. Rolling Stone recently premiered another track off Young Heart, “Waves”: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-blondfire-waves-20120817

30 Aug

Grammy-winning alternative rock band Deftones have announced the November 13th release of their seventh studio album, entitled KOI NO YOKAN. To support the release they will hit the road on a nationwide headlining tour, with special guest Scars On Broadway, which kicks off October 9th in Ventura, CA and will conclude on the West Coast mid November. Tickets on sale next Friday, September 7 via Ticketmaster.com.

KOI NO YOKAN was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. Front man Chino Moreno summed up Deftones’ sound in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying “Obviously we’re an aggressive band – not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack. He continues, “But there’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.”
From their 1994 debut Adrenaline to their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning breakthrough album White Pony, Deftones have continually crossed-over genres, defied categorization and delivered compelling live performances around the world. The Sacramento band’s 2010 release Diamond Eyes was named iTunes’ “Rock Album of the Year,” as well as KERRANG!’s 2010 Album of the Year. Diamond Eyes also graced many other critics and readers “Best Of” lists, including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG, and Drowned In Sound.

Deftones US tour dates are below.

9/22/2012 – Irvine, CA – Epicenter Festival
9/23/2012 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
Headline Tour:
10/9/2012 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
10/10/2012 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
10/12/2012 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
10/13/2012 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/14/2012 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
10/16/2012 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/17/2012 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/19/2012 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/20/2012 – Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s
10/21/2012 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
10/23/2012 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
10/24/2012 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/26/2012 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10/28/2012 -Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
10/29/2012 – Boston, MA – HOB Boston
10/30/2012 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

Stay tuned to Deftones.com for more information on the tour, including additional dates as well as the latest Deftones news.

(photo credit: Marcello Ambriz)

30 Aug

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist extraordinaire Gary Clark Jr. will release his long-anticipated full-length debut album for Warner Bros. Records on October 23rd. The album, for which the title and track-listing will be announced soon, was produced by Gary Clark Jr. and Mike Elizondo, who is known for his work with Mastodon, Fiona Apple, Dr. Dre, and many others.

Clark has been slipping new songs into his sets while performing at all of this year’s major music festivals, including Bonnaroo, the alt-leaning mainstays Coachella and Montreal’s Osheaga Festival, the indie rock-driven Sasquatch!, Lollapalooza Festival and the eclectic NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival. This coming weekend of Sep 1st and 2nd Clark will be the only artist to play both nights of Jay Z’s Made In America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Other performers include Jay Z, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Drake and more. After that, Clark winds up at the final major US festival of the season, Austin City Limits Festival, along with Warner Bros. Records label-mates Neil Young & Crazy Horse and LP the weekend of October 12-14th.

To coincide with the release of his album Clark will also make several television appearances in October. Those details will be announced soon.

While you wait Clark’s debut full-length, you can snap up Clark’s acclaimed THE BRIGHT LIGHTS EP, as well as an exclusive 12″ vinyl single, Gary Clark Jr. Presents HWUL Cuts Vol. I that contains two previously unreleased live tracks, “If You Love Me Like You Say” and “Bright Lights.”

28 Aug

There has been a witch’s brew boiling for 10 years, and America’s greatest rock band is about to blow the cover off.

On November 6, Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) will release MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION on Columbia Records. It marks the band’s 15th studio album and their first studio album of all-new material in 11 years. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and at the band’s studio in Massachusetts; it was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, with the exception of three tracks produced by Tyler and Marti Frederiksen.

MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION’s first two singles have been released simultaneously to radio this week. “What Could Have Been Love” is now impacting at Hot AC and “Lover A Lot” at Rock, Active Rock, and Classic Rock. The album features 15 new tracks, including two songs that audiences in North America were treated to on the first leg of the band’s triumphant, sold-out “Global Warming Tour”: “Oh Yeah” and “Legendary Child.”

MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION presents AEROSMITH in ferociously fine form and at the peak of their powers. They’re the only band of their stature with all-original members and who are playing better than ever have before. The album abounds with one highlight after another, including “Out Go The Lights,” “Oh Yeah,” “Luv XXX,” “We All Fall Down,” “Street Jesus” and “Can’t Stop Loving You,” on which Tyler duets with Carrie Underwood. The album also includes “Freedom Fighter” which features Johnny Depp on backing vocals. See the full track listing below.

AEROSMITH wrapped their U.S. tour August 12 in Bristow, VA. The dates included the band’s triumphant, sold-out return to the legendary Hollywood Bowl (August 6) in Los Angeles, where Depp joined the band onstage . A new leg of fall dates will soon be announced to support the release of MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION.

“It’s not that it took ten years,” STEVEN TYLER says, “but that we were busy getting ready!”

“This is the album we wanted to make since the band got back together in 1984,” JOE PERRY says. “Can’t complain about number one singles or album-driven sold-out world tours, as we blaze the Aerosmith trail with our fans. But this is the record that when the five of us are in a room yelling turn up the volume, that room could be 1325 Commonwealth Avenue (a reference to the band’s first apartment where they lived and wrote their first song).”

A deluxe version of MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION will include:

● Four live performance videos: “Rats In The Cellar,” “Train Kept A Rollin,” “Oh Yeah” and “Same Old Song and Dance”

● Exclusive interviews with the members of AEROSMITH band members

● Three exclusive new bonus tracks: “Up On A Mountain,” “Oasis” and “Sunny Side of Love”

The MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION track listing is as follows:


Oh Yeah


Tell Me

Out Go The Lights

Legendary Child

What Could Have Been Love

Street Jesus

Can’t Stop Loving You

Lover A Lot

We All Fall Down

Freedom Fighter



Another Last Goodbye

AEROSMITH are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards among many other honors. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC’s “Walk This Way.” With scores of multi-platinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.


28 Aug

A Thing Called Divine Fits (iTunes), the debut album from Divine Fits, has been released today, August 28, in the U.S. on Merge and on Universal in Canada. It was released yesterday in the UK and Europe via Anti-/Epitaph.

Divine Fits will be on tour well into the fall, with a Los Angeles residency being completed by an August 28 day of release show at the Masonic Temple and a September 4 date at The Echo with Daughn Gibson supporting.

http://www.divinefits.com / facebook.com/divinefits / @divinefits

Aug 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Temple
Aug 30 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile * Black Whales support
Sept 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo * Daughn Gibson supports
Sept 5 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace * Hooded Fang supports
Sept 9 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg * Sean Bones supports
Oct 6 – Nashville, TN – SoundLand Festival
Oct 14 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
Oct 27 – Asheville, NC – Moogfest

27 Aug

Ume today announced that they will appear on the season premiere of the Emmy® award-winning series “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – The Final Tour.” The episode will debut on Travel Channel on Monday, September 3rd at 9:00 PM ET / PT to launch the ninth and final season of the acclaimed series.

The one-hour season opener starts in Austin, TX where Bourdain soaks in all that is good in the hipster hotspot during the 2012 SXSW Interactive, Film, and Music Festival. With a variety of musical artists as his guides, Tony enjoys a great week of music, fantastic food and partying with a bunch of cool new rock star friends.

While in Austin, Bourdain attended Ume’s packed performance at Hotel Vegas for the Brooklyn Vegan SXSW party. To quote Bourdain, it was “… a shitload of rawk in a tiny little room.” Bourdain also enjoyed some hardcore eats with the local trio, over dinner at the Barley Swine restaurant. Check out the teaser below for a preview of the band’s time with Bourdain.

“We’re big fans of Anthony Bourdain,” said Ume’s Lauren Larson. “We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to help show him what makes Austin such a unique place and honored he came out to see us play live in our hometown!”

Ume on No Reservations: Chicken Balls in Austin

Before Ume heads back out in the road in the fall, they will head back into the studio to work on the follow-up to their debut full-length album Phantoms. Ume will be recording their new album with Grammy® Award winning producer Adam Kasper (Foo Fighters, Cat Power, Queens of the Stone Age).

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ume is Lauren Larson (Vocals, Guitar), Eric Larson (Bass), and Rachel Fuhrer (Drums). The trio’s music is one of beautiful juxtapositions: the loud and soft, the aggressive and eerie, buoyant melodies bursting through wall-of-noise dissonance. Ume explores the artier, heavier side of indie rock, post-punk, and alternative rock. Like a bridge between Black Sabbath and Bat For Lashes, the LP is heavy, anthemic, beautiful and mesmerizing.


27 Aug

Anticipation for COHEED AND CAMBRIA’s upcoming release, THE AFTERMAN: ASCENSION, due out October 9, 2012, is in full force, as the band is set to premiere the video for their single, “Domino the Destitute” on August 28 via VEVO, to coincide with the single’s same-day on-sale release. However, eager fans can get a sneak peek of the video and pre-order the ‘deluxe’ box set of the double-album, THE AFTERMAN TODAY, by visiting the band’s website www.coheedandcambria.com, where they also revealed the album cover art earlier this week!

Fans who pre-order “The Afterman Limited Deluxe Box Set: Amory Award Edition” will receive a download of the single, “Domino The Destitute,” when the video premieres on August 28th, as well as digital downloads of both AFTERMAN volumes, ‘Ascension’ and ‘Descension,’ when they are released, a VIP tour laminate that allows early entry at all Coheed headlining shows, a nearly 2 hour long documentary of Coheed on the road, a 78 page story, lyric, an artwork book, and much more. Visit http://coheedandcambria.com now. Over 5,000 ‘deluxe’ pre-orders were sold on the first day of availability!

Directed by Robert Schober (Metallica, Mastodon, Disturbed), the eight-minute long epic tells the story of Domino the Destitute a boxer who is fast on the rise, but who’s career comes crashing down in dramatic fashion. Shot in black and white, the video uses classic cinematography and powerful fight scenes, against a powerful performance delivered by Coheed and Cambria throughout the video. Front-man Claudio Sanchez recently explained the theme of the single and video on the band’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/coheedandcambria): When Sirius enters the Keywork, he realizes this energy force is wholly made up of human souls. This is their first contact with a human since they were living – The first soul to take over Sirius, to possess him, is Domino the Destitute. Sirius must now experience Domino’s life as he lived it. Keywork Entity Extraction I.

The storyline behind ‘THE AFTERMAN’ double-album, depicts the life of celebrated cosmonaut/astronomer Sirius Amory, as he embarks on a journey into space, where he makes arguably the greatest scientific discovery known to mankind. Upon his return however, the sudden death of his wife sparks the realization that he allowed what was truly important to him slip right through his hands; and the only mission left for him is to find a way to make amends.

The first volume, ‘Ascension,’ charts Sirius’ sci-fi journey into the stars of the alternate universe known well by Coheed fans as “Heaven’s Fence.” The second volume, ‘Descension,’ shows his fall back to his home planet and the not so warm welcome he receives, followed by a tragedy that unfolds from there.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA are currently overseas for both Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend and will return to the U.S. for a string of intimate performances along the east coast in mid-September (see tour dates below).

Upcoming Tour Dates:


13 Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center*

15 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest Chicago

16 Charlotte, NC – WEND Wienie Roast

19 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroon*

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/ The Dear Hunter and 3


16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

17 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

18 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s

20 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

21 Sauget, IL – Pops Nightclub

23 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

Oct 26 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre

Oct 27 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works


24 Aug

Fresh off the release of their new video for “Sleep Alone,” Alex Trimble’s stunning performance at the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, and another massive week at Alternative Rock radio, Two Door Cinema Club reveal a full stream of their new record, BEACON, on their website, on Soundcloud (listen below)

The band’s new album BEACON, which was recorded in Los Angeles with acclaimed producer Jacknife Lee (REM, Bloc Party), will be released on September 4th through Glassnote Records. The album will be available to stream up until release.

Two Door Cinema Club has also announced that they will take their live show to 23 cities across North America, kicking off at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, New York City on September 28th and wrapping up at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California on October 28th.

With their debut album Tourist History achieving platinum status in the UK and their native Ireland, and selling over 1 million copies worldwide, Two Door Cinema Club have become one of the biggest breakthrough rock bands of the last two years.

Their incendiary live shows are internationally renowned, resulting in the band selling out headlining tours all over the world including multiple North American tours, pulling in some of the biggest crowds at major US festivals including a breakthrough performance at Coachella. Most recently, Two Door Cinema Club played to an overflowing tent at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival in Tennessee, debuting tracks from their new album, BEACON, to a frenzied crowd.

North American Tour Dates:
9/28 – New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield
9/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
9/30 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/2 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
10/3 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
10/5 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
10/6 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/8 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/9 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
10/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
10/13 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/16 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10/20 – Seattle, WA @ City Arts Festival @ Showbox SoDo
10/21 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/23 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/26 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/ 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/28 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

23 Aug

Big Black Delta just released the new four track TOUR EP. The digital only EP celebrates Big Black Delta’s current tour with Jane’s Addiction. The EP is streaming in full this week exclusively at Jay-Z’s LifeAndTimes.com. TOUR EP precedes Big Black Delta’s forthcoming full length album due out later this year.

Head over to BigBlackDelta.com to see photos from the recent M83 tour as well as Big Black Delta’s headline dates and supporting shows with Jane’s Addiction. See below for tour dates.


23rd Old National Centre – Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN #
24th Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
25th Orpheum Theatre, Omaha NE #
26th Pikes Peak Centre, Colorado Springs CO #
27th Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
28th The Great SaltAir, Salt Lake City UT #
29th Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise ID #
31st Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC #

4th Keller Auditorium, Portland OR
5th Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno NV
6th Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco CA
7th Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA

19TH Hooga, Chelmsford UK
22ND Hoxton, London UK
26TH Soup Kitchen, Manchester UK
27TH The Asylum, Birmingham UK
28TH Haddow Fest, Edinburgh UK

%With Cursive
^With M83
#With Jane’s Addiction

23 Aug

Silversun Pickups are very excited to announce that bassist Nikki Monninger is expecting twin girls later this year. She’ll keep touring in the fall for as long as it’s possible, then Sarah Negahdari from the band The Happy Hollows will be filling in while Nikki is away.

“This is such an exciting and happy time for me — new record, first babies. I’ll lay low for a little while, but they won’t be able to keep me off the road for too long,” Monninger said about the impending birth. “We’ll put the twins to work ASAP. If they can’t lift heavy equipment after their first few months of life, we’ll start them off selling merch. In the meantime we’re very happy to have Sarah filling in. We are huge fans of The Happy Hollows and are very excited she’ll be joining our family.”

The band is also excited to confirm that they will be performing on the Conan O’Brien Show on Monday, August 27. On top of the tour dates announced earlier this week, a few more have now been slotted in. The complete tour schedule is below:

9/1 – Xfest – Calgary, AB
9/2 – Sonic Boom – Edmonton, AB
9/4 – Malkin Bowl – Vancouver, BC %
9/6 – Marymoor Amphitheater – Redmond, WA %
9/7 – Cuthbert Amphitheater – Eugene, OR %
9/9 – Pioneer Courthouse Square – Portland, OR %
9/10 – Mondavi Center – Davis, CA %
9/12 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA %
9/13 – Santa Monica Civic Auditorium – Santa Monica, CA %
9/16 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO ^
9/17 – Sumtur Amphitheatre – Papilion, NE %
9/18 – Hoyt Sherman Place – Des Moines, IA %
9/20 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN %
9/21 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL %
10/6 – Buzzfest – Woodlands, TX
10/8 – The Lyric Oxford – Oxford, MS #
10/9 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA #
10/11 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD #
10/14 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY #
10/16 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA #
10/17 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA #
10/19 – The Webster – Hartford, CT #
10/20 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY #
10/21 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH #
10/26-28 – Voodoo Music Experience – New Orleans, LA
11/10 – Werribee Park – Melbourne, Australia
11/11 – Werribee Park – Melbourne, Australia
11/17 – Parramatta Park – Sydney, Australia
11/18 – Botanic Gardens – Brisbane, Australia

% – w/ School of Seven Bells, Atlas Genius
^ – w/ 3OH!3, The Hives, The Wombats
# – w/ Cloud Nothings, Atlas Genius