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Artist Update: The Dandy Warhols

posted February 16, 2012, 2:44 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Video | comment Leave a Comment

The Dandy Warhols have been a band for 18 yrs.

This Machine is the Dandy’s 8th official studio album and  was recorded over the course of 2011 at The Dandy Warhols rock clubhouse/ entertainment megaplex/studio The Odditorium. The band recorded the album with their longtime engineer – producer Jeremy Sherrer. Taylor-Taylor describes this record as “stripped down, woody and extremely guitar centric.” The release date is April 24th.  There will also be a tour.

The album was mixed Tchad Blake who also mixed The Dandy Warhols Odditorium or Warlords of Mars and Come Down. Tchad is well known for his recent work with The Black Keys, Blitzen Trapper and Pearl Jam. The album cover for This Machine was painted by local Portland, Oregon painter Hickory Mertsching.

Stand out track,  Autumn Carnival was co authored by Courtney Taylor Taylor and David J of Love and Rockets. About the album, Courtney says, “We’ve been told that its our gothiest.  I thought it was our grungiest so I’m really hoping its a hit with goths who are…um, really outdoorsy?”

And do check out their various incarnations and side projects.  Blue grass blues to Berlin ’77.  Some pretty deep and interesting music.  And stories: Pete International Airport, Immigrant Union, Brush Prairie, One Model Nation.


1. Sad Vacation
2. The Autumn Carnival
3. Enjoy Yourself
4. Alternative Power To The People
5. Well They’re Gone
6. Rest Your Head
7. 16 Tons
8. I Am Free
9. SETI vs Wow! Signal
10. Don’t Shoot She Cried
11. Slide

Update: The first new single and music video, “Well They’re Gone”, has just been released via Rolling Stone. You can check it out below. I was written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor.

Artist Update: The Cool Kids

posted February 16, 2012, 2:12 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Mac Miller, The Cool Kids

Green Label Sound is excited to release the brand new video for The Cool Kids‘ “Rush Hour Traffic“.  Filmed this Winter in various locations around Chicago, including the Bridgeport Art Center where the band was performing their sold-out show, director Joey Garfield (Ghost Robot) captured Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks while animator Elliot Lim (Well N’ Good) layered his lively animation into the duo’s favorite hometown haunts.

“Rush Hour Traffic,” appears on The Cool Kids’ full-length album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, released last year on Green Label Sound.  The video came to be when Mountain Dew Code Red approached the guys to perform at their event.  Chuck Inglish described their similarities “We don’t have a formula, there’s really no blue print to what we do,” which also describes their relationship with the label which, “always gives us a chance to do newer and creative things on a higher level.”

More of his thoughts as well as the making of the video are available to view in this behind-the-scenes clip: Read more

Recs From Gold Beach

posted February 15, 2012, 2:37 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Recommendations from the Celebrity Mind | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Gold Beach

Initially hailing from the Houston area, the principle songwriters of Gold Beach, Tony Daugherty and Michael Winningham, grew up on the same street.  The two relocated to Austin and put the band together, which includes a plethora of regional talent, including: Jeremy Gomez (x-Mineral, the Glass Family), Carlos Orozco (x-Western Keys, Black Drum Set), Nicole Kern (x-Balmorhea), Evan Jacobs (Tacks! the Boy Disaster, Polyphonic Spree), Andy Sharp (Girling), and Henna Chou (x-My Education).

Since then, the band has been on a roll! They self released their first record which the Austin Chronicle called a “carefully crafted debut”, supported national bands such as Memoryhouse, Talkdemonic, Wooden Birds, Balmorhea and recently completed a Daytrotter session. KUT/NPR Austin had the band in studio and Texas Music Matters/NPR included the band in their “Best of 2011″ list.  Needless to say, the band has been hard at work and already has made plans in the studio with renown producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, the Walkmen, Wye Oak) to start work on the next record. Read more

Artist Update: Breathe Carolina

posted February 15, 2012, 1:51 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Breathe Carolina, Hell Is What You Make It, The Ready Set

With their hit single “Blackout” freshly certified gold and sitting at #18 on the Billboard Top 40, and a brand new deal with Columbia Records, Breathe Carolina are happy to announce a nationwide co-headlining tour with The Ready Set. The tour is in support of their latest release, Hell Is What You Make It.  They will be on the  Alternative Press Cover Issue #285 – out March.

Check out the band’s confirmed dates below! Read more

Artist Update: Enter Shikari

posted February 15, 2012, 10:35 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Enter Shikari, A Flash Flood Of Colour

Enter Shikari‘s upcoming North American tour (and first headlining tour since November 2010) will start on April 1st in Atlanta, GA and run till May 12th, ending in Orlando, FL.  The band will be joined by The Letlive and At The Skylines on all dates, with each band getting an extended set.

“The more eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that this tour is made up of a three-band-bill. Believe us, this is deliberate.” comments Enter Shikari. It has long been the belief in Enter Shikari camp that North American audiences have been trained, like customers at a bad diner, to believe that a large full plate makes up for tasteless food.

“While nobody here thinks that one tour will reverse the trend, we’re at least going to give it a go. Instead of cramming what they have to say into 25 minute sets with ten minutes either side to get their gear on and offstage, each band will be given time to spread their wings, safe in the knowledge that all their onstage ducks are in line.”

Enter Shikari’s latest album, A Flash Flood Of Colour, was released earlier this year and debuted on the CND Soundscan charts @ #69 on the Top 200 Current Album Chart, #5 on the Hard Chart, #8 on the Independent Chart and #38 on the Digital Album Chart.  Highest chart numbers on Itunes included #4 (Deluxe) #11 (Regular) on the Rock Charts and #29 (Deluxe), #68 (Regular) on the Top 200 Charts.

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Bonnaroo 2012

posted February 14, 2012, 10:46 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Interviews, Music News | comment 2 Comments

The moment we have all been waiting for…Bonnaroo line up is revealed! June 7-10



The Beach Boys

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Avett Brothers


St. Vincent

Foster The People


The Roots

Bon Iver

The Shins

Little Dragon


Major Lazer


Ben Folds Five





Kendrick Lamar

The Joy Formidable

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Episode 106: Chillaxin

posted February 14, 2012, 10:33 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Podcast | comment 6 Comments

Hey everyone, welcome to another Music Emissions Podcast, this is Mark; also known as “redraiderstw” on the site.  This being my first podcast for the site and the year, I’m just gonna give ya some great music to chill to.

Wavves “King Of The Beach”

Arctic Monkeys “She’s Thunderstorms”

The Wombats “Moving To New York”

Givers “Meantime”

Skrillex ‘”Bangaranp – feat. Sirah”

Childish Gambino “Outside”

Shaggy “End of the World (Drink Up)”

Sunday’s Best: The Crystal Method

posted February 12, 2012, 7:38 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Releases, Sunday's Best | comment 1 Comment

Tags: The Crystal Method, Re:Generation Music Project, Skrillex

Back in the day, when this place was crawling with forums and chats about random acts of music, we used to poll ourselves to see which release by an artist not only set them atop of the industry but stapled them in as musical gods.

Electronic music is finally beginning to make it’s mark on mainstream culture. From festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival and Lights All Night to Skrillex winning Grammy awards, there is no turning back. And when tracing the roots of American electronic music, it’s near impossible to overestimate the influence of The Crystal Method. A new movie, Re:Generation Music Project, will debut in theaters this week and next, featuring both Crystal Method and Skrillex. What is their best record? Tell us your favorite by voting and leaving comments!

What is your favorite The Crystal Method record?

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Previous polls can be found below:

A Tribe Called Quest
The Mars Volta
TV on the Radio
Brand New
Pink Floyd
The Roots
Led Zeppelin

Artist Update: Childish Gambino

posted February 11, 2012, 5:40 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Like many, we first learned of Donald Glover‘s hip-hop skills as Childish Gambino when his new record Camp was released late last year. We were at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin and he was on the line up, but unfortunately we didn’t catch his set. His record went on to sell an astonishing 50,000-plus records it’s first week in late November. He just missed the top 10, debuting on the charts at 11th place.  He has a newly announced tour, cleverly disguised as a website offering a summer camp for children. Camp Gambino‘s tour kicks off in Atlanta, and all dates with opening support Danny Brown are listed below.  In addition to his recurring role in the NBC comedy Community and also being on Comedy Central, he has performed his music on Conan, and even made the Forbes list of 30 under 30. Here is the brand new video for “Heartbeat“. You can read more about the emerging artist in our December On The Verge piece.


03/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
03/17 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
03/17 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
03/20 – Richmond, VA @ The National
03/21 – Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
03/24 – Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
03/25 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
03/27 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
03/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Epic
03/30 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
04/02 – Iowa City, IA @ University of Iowa Main Lounge
04/03 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
04/05 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
04/06 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
04/07 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
04/10 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
04/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale
04/17 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Concert House
04/18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
04/19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater


Contest: Band Of Skulls “Sweet Sour”

posted February 10, 2012, 12:01 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Contest, Music News | comment 9 Comments

With Valentines Day nearly here, most have an opinion on the topic. What is your perception of this ink blot-like album cover? Wow us with your unique description and win!

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