Happy December! You know what that means? 2012 tour dates are being announced! First up – Doomtree!
The hip hop crew from Minneapolis will be traveling around the US this January and February in support of their new album, No Kings. The album already reached #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. They played during CMJ in Brooklyn in October, and will also be at next year’s SXSW. Catch them on the road next month! Read more
Adele, Bon Iver, Kanye West, Foo Fighers, Cut Copy, Wilco, Foster The People, Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, Fleet Foxes…while it might sound like an indie music lover’s dream line up for a festival, these are just a partial listing of last night’s 54th Annual Grammy Award Nominations. If you needed confirmation that the indie scene is alive and well and is here to stay, then read on. The biggest news is probably that Kanye and Adele leading the pack, both with 7 and 6 nods, respectively. West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, released in 2010, is still eligible for this Grammys. Kanye though did not get nominated for the Album of the Year category. I will be interesting to see him compete with himself and Jay-Z for best Rap Album with Watch the Throne. Here is a listing of the nominations: Read more
What a year is has been for Little Dragon…
Little Dragon just released the remix to ‘Cocaine’, which is the lead single off The Internet’s upcoming album, Purple Naked Ladies. The Internet consists the hip hop duo Syd Tha Kid and Matt Martians from OFWGKTA.
Take a listen as well as download the remix thanks to Fact Mag – http://www.factmag.com/2011/11/30/the-internet-cocaine-little-dragon-remix/
Watch the original: The Internet – Cocaine
Owl City is about to give the world an All Access pass into one of his headlining shows from the All Things Bright and Beautiful World Tour with the release of Owl City – Live from Los Angeles DVD. This DVD will feature over 90 minutes of live performance, behind the scenes footage, exclusive interviews and more. Filmed at LA’s Club Nokia this past July, the full 21 track concert will be released on iTunes only on December 6th in North America with the preorder launching on November 29th. The DVD and Blu-Ray versions, to be released worldwide on February 7th, 2012, will include bonus features (backstage footage and an exclusive interview) in addition to the concert.
Spotify has forever changed the way we listen to music, but what exactly is it? Wikipedia probably sums it up best by describing it as a Swedish-founded, UK-headquartered DRM-based music streaming service. It originally started in 2008 and had staggering success in Europe before finally arriving in the United States. On 14 July 2011, Spotify launched its U.S. service, which was a major milestone after delays and years of negotiation with the four major record companies. Currently, the service in America has over 2.5 million paying subscribers — a 25% increase since September, when they began to let Facebook members share and stream music. More than 4 million Facebook users signed up for a Spotify account within six weeks of the service becoming available there, 500,000 of them paying $10 a month. It is currently available in 12 countries (not Canada yet), boasting a catalog of 15 million available songs. Read more
Tags: Real Estate
New Jersey’s Real Estate are ending 2011 with European dates. They begin 2012 with their show at Terminal 5 opening for Girls. After, they will hit the road with a handful of US dates to support their newest album, Days. Check out the dates below as well as their dog friendly video for “It’s Real”.
Welcome to another edition of Music Emissions podcast of the week. We took last month off, so there was PLENTY of music to choose from. In fact, 1200 or so, including some past submissions that were added back to the queue for re-consideration.
Back in the day, when this place was craw Read more
Philadelphia hip-hop veterans The Roots are back with a new record release. Undun comes out Tuesday December 6th. Here is the music video for their 1st single “Sleep”. The song features Aaron Livingston, was produced by Hot Sugar, and the video was directed, shot and edited by Clifton Bell for http://www.ghettonerd.com.
Undun is an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999). Through the use of emotives and Redford’s internal dialogues, the album seeks to illustrate the intersection of free will and prescribed destiny as it plays out ‘on the corner’. Utilizing a reverse narrative arc, the album begins as the listener finds Redford disoriented–postmortem–and attempting to make sense of his former life. As he moves through its pivotal moments he begins to deconstruct all that has led to his (and our own) coming undun.
Tags: The Flaming Lips
Do you have exciting plans for New Year’s Eve yet? If so, you may want to cancel them. Wayne Cohen, the always exciting and never predictable frontman of The Flaming Lips, has been teasing fans on Twitter all week long. The band many thought had already passed their prime are probably more popular now than ever before. Perhaps best known for their unique and unorthodox music and live shows, this year they took it up a notch by releasing singles on USB that came inside of a gummy skull, and collaborating with others like Neon Indian and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
They usually have a special New Year’s Eve show, but this year, their 5th in a row, will be made even more special. The end of the year extravaganza will feature both the Lips and also the one and only Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band. It happens in Oklahoma City, and there will be 2 shows: one on NYE, and the other on Sunday January 01, 2012. General admission tickets went on sale today for $100, and you can purchase here.
Update: Phantogram will be providing opening support!