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The Ting Tings Announce New Single “Soul Killing” and Tour Dates (SXSW)

February 8, 2012 drainu182 0

Platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated British duo The Ting Tings (Jules De Martino and Katie White) will make their highly anticipated sophomore album, Sounds From Nowheresville (Columbia Records), available in the US on March 13th. Check out their new track “Soul Killing” at AOL Spinner HERE. Additionally, first single “Hang it Up” will be available digitally on February 10th and fans can pre-order the standard and digital deluxe editions of the album in the US beginning on February 21st. Deluxe edition track …

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New Gary Clark Jr. “Don’t Owe You A Thang” Video, New Tour Dates (SXSW)

February 1, 2012 drainu182 0

Rock & Soul supernova Gary Clark Jr. has launched a brand new video clip for the song, “Don’t Owe You A Thang” from his acclaimed The Bright Lights EP to coincide with the previously announced tour dates beginning this month. The clip was directed by Keith Megna (Beck, Jamie Lidell, Feist, etc.) and you can watch it now here (or below).

Gary Clark Jr. has also been confirmed to perform at WMG’s The Warner Sound event at SXSW on Wed, …

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Bleeding Knees Club To Release Debut Album on April 17

January 25, 2012 drainu182 0

IAMSOUND Records is excited to announce the debut studio album from Australia’s Bleeding Knees Club, Nothing To Do, slated for April 17th release. The garage-punk duo will hit the road accordingly, with preview dates in New York and Los Angeles, plus the band’s debut at SXSW.

Proclaimed as one of NME’s “50 Best New Bands of 2011” and in heavy rotation on Triple J radio in Australia, Alex Malane and Jordan Wall have formed one of the biggest acts …

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1,2,3 Release Dreamland Pt. 1 (For Daisy) Free EP, Playing SXSW

January 5, 2012 drainu182 0


2011 was a busy and successful year for Pittsburgh duo 1,2,3. In June the band released their debut LP, “New Heaven”, which has now been featured on a number of year end lists. As a follow up to this record, they released the “Scared, but not that Scared” single, which featured two brand new tracks.

Not wasting any time, the band are starting 2012 off with a bang (albeit an oh so subtle bang), by offering a dreamy, slumberesque …

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Doomtree Announce 2012 National Tour (SXSW)

December 1, 2011 drainu182 0


The Minneapolis rap crew is going all over the country this winter (& plotting SXSW) with over 30+ dates, all in support of their latest release No Kings. Doomtree reached #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart with No Kings, an exciting feat for a group that has been laying the groundwork for rap music for the past 10+ years.

No Kings is the rap album you want to root for in the ring: an affable, intelligent piece of work bursting …

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The Twilight Sad Set To Release New Album ‘No One Will Ever Know’ On February 7, Playing SXSW

November 14, 2011 drainu182 0

As made clear already by widely-spread preview track “Kill It In The Morning” (dubbed “slightly evil-sounding” by Pitchfork) and first single “Sick” (which, according to Stereogum “ticks with post-Radiohead guitar and dread”) The Twilight Sad’s third full-length, No One Can Ever Know, marks a sonic shift for the band.

Freshly inspired by a listening diet of Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Liars, Magazine, Autechre, and Public Image Limited, The Twilight Sad turn to a dark, synth-heavy sound for No One Can Ever …

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Brother – “Darling Buds of May” Live At Fader Fort SXSW

March 24, 2011 drainu182 1

One of our favorite artists at SXSW, Brother, is ready to blow up. They played a ton of shows in Austin including one at the Fader Fort. Check out a video of the band performing “Darling Buds of May” below and catch them at Brooklyn Bowl tonight and Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ tomorrow night.

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The Strokes Played The Auditorium Shores at SXSW (Videos), Playing Letterman

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One of the best parts about SXSW is being able to catch major rock bands play for FREE. If you were in Austin last week, you could’ve caught everyone from Jack White to the Strokes. The Strokes played the Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake which was about 4 miles away from downtown (we checked. we were tired of walking and couldn’t find a cab for two hours). For those of you who missed the show, it’s alright. Levi’s …

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SXSW Artists Come Together in Austin to Support Victims of Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Today (Livestream at 1pm EST)

March 19, 2011 drainu182 0

A Livestream telethon spearheaded by HANSON and in partnership with SXSW has been organized by world class musicians gathered in Austin for the event. The hosted telethon was drawn together in a short 24-hour period through tremendous efforts from all involved, with the aim of offering assistance and support to victims of the magnitude 8.9 earthquake on March 11th, 2011. The earthquake and resulting tsunami has left countless dead and homeless across Japan and the Pacific region.

With the greatest …

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SXSW Spotlight: Robbers On High Street

March 15, 2011 drainu182 0

If you’ve been going to shows in New York City, you KNOW Robbers on High Street. The indie rock sextet has been selling out venues throughout the city and is ready to release their highly anticipated forthcoming album Hey There Golden Hair. First, they visit Austin for SXSW. Frontman Ben Trokan took a few minutes to answer some of our questions. Enjoy them below:

Robbers on High Street has been performing publicly for almost 10 years now. How