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.
This week, our focus is The Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are of course newly inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. They have a new record out, and will be touring in 2012.
So what if your vote? “Give it away now…”
Previous polls can be found below:
One of the more original indie vids on the web right now, New York based True 2 Life Music releases their first song “Daily Math” from their forthcoming album Every Dream has a Price. These guys have been steadily building their rep for the past couple of years. Their payday looks closer than ever.
The National played in Toronto for Q1 LIVE yesterday. They premiered two songs which you can hear below. Hmm maybe a new album for next year?! The National also played “Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks” with Bon Iver (video below). What do you think of the new tracks?
Tags: Sleeper Agent
Sleeper Agent just released a new track in conjunction with Nike. The song was written for Nike’s video series featuring WNBA’s Lindsey Harding.
The exclusive track can be downloaded here.
Keep checking back to the band’s official site to see videos of them performing in the abandon Tennessee State Prison.
Not familiar with Sleeper Agent? Check out their piñata filled video for “Get It Daddy” below:
Tags: The Killers
Once again, The Killers released a Christmas track called “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball”. Watch the Western themed video below. It may be cheesy, but it is enough to get you into the Christmas spirit. Buy the single at thttp://itunes.com/thekillersred
Tags: Zola Jesus
2/1: Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent
2/3: Austin, TX – Parish
2/4: New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
2/6: Tampa, FL – Crowbar
2/8: Orlando, FL – The Social
2/9: Miami, FL – Bardot
2/10: Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
2/11: Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
2/16: Washington DC – U Street Music Hall
2/17: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
2/18: New York, NY – Webster Hall
2/20: Columbus, OH – Skully’s
2/21: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
2/22: Grinnell, IA – Herrick Chapelat Grinnell College
2/23: St. Louis, MO – Luminary Arts
2/24: Lawrence, KS – Granada
2/25: Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
2/27: Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
3/1: San Francisco, CA – Great American
3/2: Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
3/3: San Diego, CA – Casbah
Oh what a year it has been for Anthony Gonzalez aka M83. Did you miss them on tour this year? It looks like M83 will begin 2012 with a world tour to promote their latest album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. We recommend that you check them out when they pass through your city: Read more
Sleigh Bells have released information about their new album, Reign of Terror, which is due out on February 21. Back in May, Alexis Krauss told RollingStone that, “It sounds really huge, so there’s going to still be tons of volume.” Check out reignofterror.tv for the trailer.
- True Shred Guitar
- Born to Lose
- End of the Line
- Leader of the Pack
- Comeback Kid
- Road to Hell
- You Lost Me
- Never Say Die
Sleigh Bells have also released a few tour dates in their home state of sunny Florida to kick off the album’s release. Diplo and Liturgy will be joining them on the road. UPDATE: Sleigh Bells have added a few new dates!
2/3: Gainesville - Florida Theater
2/4: Tampa – The Ritz
2/6: Pensacola – Vinyl Music Hall
2/7: Tallahassee – The Moon
2/9: Jacksonville Beach – Freebird Live
2/10: Orlando – Firestone
2/11: Ford Lauderdale – Revolution
2/14: Miami – Grand Central
2/16: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
2/17: New York, NY – Terminal 5
2/18: Toronto, ON – Phoenix
2/21: Los Angeles, CA – Music Box
2/23: San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
2/24: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Here is the art work for the new single, “Born To Lose”, which you can also listen to below!
Update: It’s just been announced they will be on SNL February 18th to perform “Comeback Kid” and “End of the Line.” They will also get to be on the cover of Spin.
Tags: Ghostland Observatory
When we heard Ghostland Observatory was playing Austin City Limits live, we realized how very little coverage we’ve given to one of indie music’s largest success stories. Yep, it was time to get inside and find out why this duo has one of the most loyal fan bases in music.
It’s almost summer time again already. And you know what that means…well, besides swimming, lemonaid, and ice cream, there’s also the annual Van’s Warped Tour. They had previously announced the dates for next year, and today just announced the first 5 bands. Update: As of May 1st, there are now over 90 bands!
Memphis May Fire
Sleeping With Sirens