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posted February 8, 2012, 11:34 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Recommendations from the Celebrity Mind, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

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Young Magic, a Brooklyn trio, is releasing their debut album, Melt,  on Feb 14th on Carpark Records. Although now firmly settled in New York City, Young Magic’s three members came together through equal helpings of openness and fortuity. In 2010, singer and producer Isaac Emmanuel had left his home continent of Australia to travel across Europe, over to New York, and down through Mexico, all the while creating and recording music with whatever instruments he found along the way. While in Mexico, Emmanuel kept a tight correspondence with fellow Australian expat Michael Italia, who for months had been similarly traveling across Europe and South America with portable recording gear in tow. They decided to meet up in New York, where their good friend from a few years prior, Indonesian-born vocalist Melati Malay, had been living and making her own recordings. In early 2011 the three friends, who had initially bonded over their broad musical palettes, began recording together and contributing songs to the record, culling influences and finding their own footing among them. Read more

Artist Update: Two Door Cinema Club

posted February 7, 2012, 8:29 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Tourist History, Two Door Cinema Club


One of the most buzz worthy bands as of late are the Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club. They are back in the news, and back in a big way. They have a new song, a remix of Lady Gaga’s “Electric  Chapel”, and actually got to work with the infamous star on it. Leaf vocalist Alex told The Sun newspaper: “She said we only had a week. That’s not a lot of time, especially as we were on tour but I couldn’t turn down such an incredible opportunity. So we worked every single day and night and threw it together. I’m really proud of it.” The band came to Gaga’s attention after they recorded a live version of her song ‘Poker Face’ in 2010.
They have since been working on the follow up to their debut Tourist History, and say that it will be a move away from the sound of the first record. Alex has said: “All of us have been listening to quite a lot of hip-hop, the last year or so Sam’s been really into Kanye West and Jay-Z and Drake. “He’s been playing it around the house so it gets in your head, and that has come out in the music.” They are gearing up to headline the sold out NME Tour in the UK, playing alongside artists such as Metronomy, Tribes, and Azealia Banks. Read more

Artist Update: The Black Keys

posted February 7, 2012, 7:29 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Gold On The Ceiling, El Camino, Black Keys, The Black Keys


America’s new favorite duo The Black Keys are at it again with another brand new music video. This time the single is “Gold On The Ceiling” from their newest project El Camino. They still haven’t made it available through Spotify yet, even though the rest of their entire past catalog is. They have most recently been in the news for dissing other artists like Lana Del Rey and Nickelback.  The video is directed by Reid Long.

 

Artist Update: Rittz

posted February 7, 2012, 7:22 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: White Jesus: Revival, White Jesus, Yelawolf, Rittz


As promised on his twitter account yesterday, Yelawolf sidekick and emerging hip-hop artist Rittz dropped a brand new song today. According to the site that premiered this, “it is the 1st official leak off of Rittz’ latest project White Jesus: Revival which will be available online March 8th, which also marks the 1 year anniversary of White Jesus.” Here is “Paradise“, produced by DJ Burn One and also features Nikkya. You can stream or download it here. He also confirmed on twitter that he will be at SXSW. Watch the new Rittz music video “Sleep At Night” with Yelawolf below.

via http://bootlegkev.com/

 

Update: Rittz just posted a new 30 second clip to another new song. You can listen to a teaser of “The Love Above”, out next Thursday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wvEZdwta8w

Update 2: It’s finally released, you can download for free here!

Slumerican rhymesayer Rittz has once again come together with DJ Burn One and The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest street release, White Jesus: Revival.

An expanded re-release of 2011 breakout mixtape White Jesus, the project features eight stand out records from the original project, eight brand new record and one bonus track. Among the new additions are reader-approved leaks “Walking on Air,” “Sleep at Night” and “Paradise.”

Joining Rittz on the guest tip throughout White Jesus: Revival are NIkkiya, Jihad, Big K.R.I.T., Yelawolf and 8Ball. Production comes courtesy of DJ Burn One, Supa Hot Beats, DJA, Skapezilla, J-Plymp, Drum Gang, Count Justice and Shane Eli.

 

Orion Music + More festival

posted February 7, 2012, 1:18 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Metallica, Orion Music + More festival


Metallica has announced plans to curate and headline the inaugural Orion Music + More festival, to be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 23 and June 24. It will feature headlining sets from the band each night, during which they will perform two of their most popular albums in their entirety: The Black Album and Ride the Lightning.  The other 22 acts on the line up, chosen  by Metallica, are Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Avenged SevenfoldThe Gaslight Anthem, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Lucero, Roky Erickson, A Place to Bury StrangersGary Clark Jr., The Sword, The Black Angels, and Liturgy Lou Reed isn’t on the bill, due to a previously scheduled show elsewhere. More bands will be announced soon.

Presale tickets for Met Club fan club members go on sale Wednesday (February  at 10:00 am ET and will remain on sale through Friday (February 10) at 10:00 pm ET. General admission tickets for the two-day festival will be priced at $125 and Ultra Passes (including front of  stage viewing area access, exclusive lounge access, and more) will be priced at $225.


Public tickets go on sale Saturday (February 11) at 10:00 am on the festival’s official site. Early bird tickets will be priced at $150 and advance tickets will be priced at $175. VIP passes and travel packages will be announced Saturday.

Episode 105: 35 Denton Fest Volume 1

posted February 7, 2012, 12:51 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Music News, Podcast | comment Leave a Comment


Since 2009, 35 Denton in Denton, TX has been growing. The first year had 124 bands and over 4,000 fans. Past artists have included The Flaming Lips, Big Boi, Neon Indian, Portugal.The Man, Health, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Dr. Dog, Sarah Jaffe, The Walkmen, and The Black Angels. This year, once again, they have a great line-up planned the week before SXSW. We will be working with them to promote, and this is the first in a series of podcasts in which we will focus on some of the many bands on the line up. During the event, we will also be live blogging, and posting pics and video and writing show reviews. Hope you enjoy the list!

1. Class Actress “Weekend”

2. Gardens & Villa “Black Hills”

3. Light Asylum “Dark Allies”

4. The Hood Internet “Wiz Khalifa vs. Phantogram – Move Up (The Hood Internet Mashup)”

5. Peaking Lights and Main Attrakionz “Marshmellow Yellow / Amazing & Wonderful (Main Attrakionz remix)”

6. Bleached “Think of You”

 

Artist Update: Active Child

posted February 7, 2012, 8:41 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Active Child, You Are All I See


Pat Grossi, aka Active Child, is ready to have a good year.  The Deluxe version of his album You Are All I See is  now available.  Here is the newest single in music video form, “Hanging On“.  And below are brand new tour dates for the young electronic pop artist.

Apr 27 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House *
Apr 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
Apr 29 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
Apr 30 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol at Santa Fe Brewing Company *
May 02 – Norman, OK @ Opolis *
May 03 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall *
May 04 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
May 05 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s *
May 07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
May 08 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle *
May 09 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat *
May 10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
May 11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
May 12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
May 14 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
May 15 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
May 16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
May 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
May 18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot Saloon *
May 19 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
May 20 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre *
May 22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *

* With Balam Acab

Artist Update: OK Go

posted February 6, 2012, 6:44 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Video | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Ok Go


OK Go are known for their creative music videos, and their newest doesn’t disappoint. In an attempt to take their approach to another level, they worked with Chevrolet as a sponsor for this new video.  The end result?  One California desert, 288 guitars, 55 pianos and 1,157 homemade instruments–and another one of a kind, unforgettable music video. This time it’s for their song “Needing/Getting“, and took 4 months of prep, plus 4 days to record. It all takes place in a new Chevy Sonic car. Their YouTube channel page with all their videos have a mind blowing 150 million views!

For an in-depth look to read about the making of  this, with rad diagrams, check this article out from Car And Driver.

SXSW 2012 Scouting Report: Volume 3

posted February 6, 2012, 4:56 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Class Actress, Young Magic, xxxy


Just like in high school and college sports, the music industry has become enamored and obsessed with discovering the next profound promise of potential.  Originally started in 1987, SXSW has matured and blossomed into the premier talent showcase for musicians around the world. As we journey towards this incredible opportunity, we decided to take an in depth look at some of the thousands of up and coming artists who will be performing.

Anyone that has ever been or considered going to experience a massive event like this knows what it feels like when looking over the line up. It can almost feel like reading a foreign language, seeing bands listed that you have never heard of. That’s where we come in to help. This can be used as a planning guide for deciding who to catch for those of you lucky enough to be able to attend. For everyone else, this is intended to be used as a primer for armchair quarterback music aficionados.

This will all be towards us journeying together towards March, as we prepare to pick our Top 50 Indie Picks of SXSW 2012.

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Artist Update: Bon Iver

posted February 6, 2012, 12:56 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Bon Iver, SNL


New Tour Dates in April Including Headlinging Slots at Coachella, Sasquatch, and New Orleans Jazz Festival


This past weekend Bon Iver was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live performing the grammy-nominated “Holocene,” and Bon Iver Bon Iver closing track “Beth/Rest.” Check out the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0oQmeCyhFk

We are also happy to announce a new set of live dates on the west coast happening in April, including headlining performances at both weekends of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, as well as the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the Sasquatch Music Festival in Washington state. All Tiny Creatures will open for Bon Iver on select dates.

TOUR DATES:

04/12 Las Vegas, NV- The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas w/ All Tiny Creatures
04/14 Indio, CA- Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/17 Davis, CA- Freeborn Hall @ UC Davis w/ All Tiny Creatures
04/19 San Francisco, CA- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium w/ All Tiny Creatures
04/21 Indio, CA- Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/22 Santa Barbara, CA- Santa Barbara Bowl w/ All Tiny Creatures
04/23 Tucson, AZ- AVA Ampitheater
04/27 New Orleans, LA- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
05/27 George, WA- Sasquatch Music Festival

Update: New music video released! Nabil Elderkin, the filmmaker responsible for Bon Iver’s epic “Holocene” video, directed the third video for Bon Iver, Bon Iver. Today “Towers” premiered at Vimeo:

“When Justin sent me a breakdown of what certain parts/lines of the song meant to him I did my best to decode it and curate into something simple, and hopefully the viewer can take from it their own feeling of what the towers represent. It was shot up in Washington state, mostly on Indian-preserved land, and our actor’s name was Mystic. He seemed to be very tuned into the land, and when he said he was also willing to fall into the freezing cold ocean up there (seems a bit sharky too), I knew he was my guy.”

A “Towers” 12″ and digital single will be out on March 6th with John Prine cover “Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)” as the b-side. The cover was originally recorded for the John Prine tribute album Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows. The 12″ is now up for pre-order at SC Distribution. Bon Iver is currently down under, but they’ll be back in North America this spring with dates around their Coachella performances as well as a concert at the famed Red Rocks Ampitheatre with Feist.

 

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