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Artist Update: A Place To Bury Strangers

posted April 12, 2012, 8:54 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

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Guitars as jet engines; guitars as haunted electronics; guitars as filling-melting white heat: A Place To Bury Strangers‘ new album Worship is explosive, visceral, and dark. The first track from the LP, “You Are The One,” can be heard below.  The album artwork and track listings, along with tour dates, are listed below. Worship will be out June 26 (June 11 UK/EU) on Dead Oceans.

The DIY-braintrust of Death By Audio wizard Oliver Ackerman and bassist Dion Lunadon continue the evolution of songwriting that began with Onwards to the Wall, interweaving threads of krautrock, dream-pop, and 80s goth without ever losing the edge that is quintessentially Strangers. There are ambitious, trend-bucking choices at every turn.

“This album was written, recorded, mixed and mastered by Read more

On The Verge: OFF!

posted April 11, 2012, 10:08 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, On The Verge, Releases, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

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OFF! just dropped their new video for “Wiped Out”, off of their forthcoming self titled album out May 8.  It’s 1 minute and 14 seconds of cringe-inducing wipe outs and circle pit make-out sessions. Led by ex-Black Flag/Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris, this will be 16 songs in only 16 minutes. Cover art and tourdates posted below.

OFF! Tour Dates Read more

Artist Update: At The Drive-In

posted April 11, 2012, 9:14 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Festivals, General Interest, Music News, Video | comment 1 Comment

Tags: At The Drive-In

By now, you probably know the story: legendary El Paso post-hardcore act At The Drive-In have reunited. Originally scheduled to play the Coachella fest this weekend and next, they have also just been announced to play Lollapalooza and Reading / Leeds Festivals also. To prepare for their first live performance in 11 years, they played a handful of sold out shows in small venues around Texas this week. Austin was Monday night, Dallas was last night, and Marfa will be tomorrow.

How were the 2 shows so far?  We were not able to attend, but here are some pics and video, along with the identical setlist from both nights. The photos and video are in order: Austin first, Dallas second. Austin photos and video courtesy of Rock It Out Blog. Read more

On The Verge: Flux Pavilion

posted April 11, 2012, 7:22 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, On The Verge | comment Leave a Comment

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SXSW Photo Credit: Jason Henshaw

Josh Steele, better known as bass practitioner EDM artist Flux Pavilion, has announced his first string of headlining dates in the US. Coming off a landmark appearance at Ultra in March and also at SXSW, the UK producer/DJ/musician is slated to bring his eclectic taste to audiences on both coasts this summer. Flux Pavilion posses the unique ability to readjust the American palate to the dubstep formula, maintaining the nuances of the genre, whilst also incorporating various musical elements, rendering Josh capable of winning over the most discerning ears. His virtuosic production spurred Kanye West to sample a large portion of his “I Can’t Stop” for “Who Gon’ Stop Me” from the “Watch The Throne” album with Jay-Z. This US jaunt will take Flux up and down both coasts and kicks off at the sold-out Coachella festival in Indio, California. These stateside appearances, combined with forthcoming single releases on Circus/Big Beat, it’s clear that the stars are aligning for Flux Pavilion this summer.

Flux Pavilion and Doctor P Read more

Lollapalooza 2012

posted April 11, 2012, 6:53 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Festivals, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Lollapalooza 2012, Lollapalooza

Last night the infamous Chicago festival with everyone’s favorite name, Lollapalooza, announced its annual lineup. It seems every fest is trying to outdo each other this year. There will be way more artists appearing than we can list here, so make sure to look at the pic below, and also their official website. The 8th annual extravaganza takes place August 3-5. The early bird 3 day passes have already sold out. Regular price 3 day passes are available,  and a limited number of single day passes will be available later this summer.

Line up includes:

Black Sabbath (Only scheduled U.S. appearance) Read more

Artist Update: Kendrick Lamar

posted April 10, 2012, 4:56 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Festivals, General Interest, Music News, Rumors | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Coachella, Kendrick Lamar

The 14th annual Coachella fest took a dare this year: instead of just one massive weekend of music, why not add an identical weekend a week later?  Their risk paid off, and the fest sold out fast than ever before. And how could it not?  The line up (partial), too long to list here, already includes some of the most popular artists today: The Black Keys, The Shins, Bon Iver, At The Drive-In, Radiohead, Miike Snow, M83, Explosion In The Sky, A$AP Rocky, Florene+The Machine, and way more.

Getting ready to kick off the first weekend this week, the interwebz lighted up with buzz today with this breaking news: joining Sunday night headliners Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will be Read more

Artist Update: Rittz

posted April 10, 2012, 3:22 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Yelawolf, Rittz

The up and coming white rapper Rittz from Georgia started off the year by releasing a new mixtape, White Jesus: Revival. He then performed several times at SXSW in Austin. He began teasing a new single on Facebook yesterday, claiming he was schedule to release it on Wednesday. Then today he mentioned it might come early. “Cashin Out (Speedmix)”, a track about the coca plant, dropped today. You can download or stream it here.

Artist Update: Mac Miller

posted April 10, 2012, 12:50 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Macadelic, Mac Miller, The Cool Kids

Mac Miller is currently on tour right now, with The Cool Kids providing the opening support. Always determined to have a good time, here is a fun recent video he posted as an infomercial:

Also, here is the brand new, 2nd music video from his new Macadelic mix tape. It’s called “Thoughts From A Balcony“. It seems that Mac is growing as an artist and is overcoming his biggest criticism of immaturity.


On The Verge: The M Machine

posted April 10, 2012, 11:54 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, On The Verge, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Metropolis Pt. I, M Machine, The M Machine

After months of silence, San Francisco’s The M Machine will release the first half of their debut album, a six track release dubbed Metropolis Pt. I, on multiple Grammy Award winner Skrillex‘s OWSLA, on April 24th. Boldly bridging genres, The M Machine’s latest release offers an original sound that justifies the increasing buzz surrounding the band since their inception and stakes a claim on the map of electronic music that is all their own. Album artwork and track listings below.

With this release, The M Machine looks to Read more

Episode 110: You Have Been Covered

posted April 10, 2012, 3:35 am by CharlesMartel | Filed Under Podcast | comment 3 Comments

Tags: Big Mama Thornton, Elvis Presley, Badfinger, Bob Dylan

Inspired by Benjy and Brian’s episode 109, I would like to put my own twist on the glorious world of cover tunes.

Track Listing

1. Bob Dylan “All Along The Watchtower”
2. Big Mama Thornton “Hound Dog”
3. Memphis Minnie “When The Levee Breaks”
4. Jake Holmes “Dazed and Confused”
5. Badfinger “Without You”
6. Gloria Jones “Tainted Love”
7. Wild Ones “Wild Thing”
8. Richard Berry and the Pharaohs”Louie Louie”
9. Robert Hazard “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
10. Johnny O’Keefe and the Deejays “Wild One”

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