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Artist Update: Sarah Jaffe

posted January 18, 2012, 1:41 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Glorified High, The Body Wins, Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe is set to release her new full length studio album, The Body Wins, on April 24th on Kirtland Records. Catch Sarah live on select US dates including the Camayo Cruise with Lucinda Williams, The Civil Wars and more, a special Mercury Lounge Show, a West Coast stint with Guthrie and SXSW 2012. The new album was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky, Wye Oak, etc.) and is the follow up to her critically acclaimed debut full-length Suburban Nature which earned raves from New York Times, USA Today Pop Candy, Paste, and NPR among others.

As Jaffe gears up for the release of The Body Wins, she will be performing select dates across the US in February and March.  She kicks things off on February 5th with Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, Rhett Miller of the Old ‘97s, The Civil Wars and more on the Camayo Cruise.  Shortly after, Jaffe will head up to NYC for a special show at the Mercury Lounge on February 22nd where she’ll be playing songs from The Body Wins.  Then out to the West Coast where she joins up with Guthrie (Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Jim James, and Anders Parker) for a handful of dates before heading back to Texas for this year’s SXSW.

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Recs From K. Flay

posted January 18, 2012, 9:41 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Recommendations from the Celebrity Mind | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: K.Flay, Eyes Shut, Grieves

I just first discovered white female hip-hop artist K.Flay from San Francisco right before the holidays. She was the opening act supporting Grieves With Budo on tour. I immediately realized how talented she was and became an instant fan. She was a new EP,  Eyes Shut, coming out this month and here is a brand new single titled “Sunburn”. We have already heard her new singleWe Hate Everyone” previously. I wanted to find out what she listens to and what she would recommend to us, so I asked!  Read her recommendations below, and tour dates follow her answers.

Favorite Music of 2011:

Schoolboy Q – Setbacks

Little Dragon – Ritual Union

Katy B – On A Mission

Drake – Take Care

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Artist Update: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

posted January 17, 2012, 5:23 pm by Carina | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour, Video | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra recently announced a handful of shows for this February and March. Starting in March, UMO will be along side Girls as well as a special show during SXSW brought to you by Force Field PR.

Check out their brand new trippy video for ‘Thought Ballune’ –hmm what are in those cupcakes?

2/24: San Francisco, CA – Clift Hotel
2/25: Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex w/ White Arrows
2/26: Santa Monica, CA – The Central
2/27: San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew
2/28: Visalia, CA  - Cellar Door
3/1: Santa Cruz, CA – Coconut Grove Ballroom w/ Girls
3/2: San Diego, CA – Birch North Park Theatre w/ Girls
3/4: Vail, CO – Snowball Music Festival
3/5: Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad w/ Girls
3/7: San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit w/ Girls
3/8: Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa w/ Girls
3/9: Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre w/ Girls
3/12: New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s w/ Girls
3/13: Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s w/ Girls
3/14: Austin, TX – Red 7 / Force Field PR / Terrorbird SXSW Day Party
3/16: Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre w/ Girls
3/17: Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue w/ Girls
3/18: Reno, NV - Cargo w/ Girls

Artist Update: Mars Volta

posted January 17, 2012, 11:51 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Noctourniquet, At The Drive-In, Mars Volta, Sparta

Not only will this year see a reunion and hopefully new record from At The Drive-In, we can now expect new material from Mars Volta as well.  They just announced today on Facebook that their new album Noctourniquet will be out March 27th.  Here is the cover art:

Track Listing:

1. The Whip Hand

2. Aegis

3. Dyslexicon

4. Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound

5. The Malkin Jewel

6. Lapochka

7. In Absentia

8. Imago

9. Molochwalker

10. Trinkets Pale Of Moon

11. Vedamalady

12. Noctourniquet

13. Zed And Two Naughts

Update: The band recently posted a new song, which is the first single, along with some Q & A video.



Artist Update: Odd Future

posted January 17, 2012, 11:43 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: odd future, Tyler, the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Frank Ocean, goblin, wolf, numbers

Gang Wolf is back!  According to a press release from their publicist, Odd Future Records announces March 20th as the release date for The OF Tape Vol. 2 LP featuring all new music from Tyler, the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Frank Ocean, Leftbrain, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Syd the Kyd and The Internet.

The group will soon announce a 10 city national tour for the month of March that will include both a show and OF pop up retail store in each city. Each show will also open with an exclusive viewing of “Loiter Squad” prior to its March 25th Adult Swim premiere.

Tyler, the Creator’s follow up to Goblin, Wolf, will drop later in the Spring and Mellowhype‘s Numbers will drop this summer.

Artist Update: Girls

posted January 17, 2012, 11:26 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Girls

Following up an incredible, totally sold out Terminal 5 show this last Saturday, Girls are announcing a whole slew of U.S. tour dates with their friends and ours, Unknown Mortal Orchestra.


Mar 01 Santa Cruz CA – Coconut Grove*
Mar 02 San Diego CA – Birch North Park Theatre*
Mar 03 Phoenix AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Mar 05 Albuquerque NM – Launchpad*
Mar 07 San Antonio TX – White Rabbit*
Mar 08 Austin TX – La Zona Rosa*
Mar 09 Dallas TX – Granada Theatre*
Mar 12 New Orleans LA – One Eyed Jacks*
Mar 13 Houston TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs *
Mar 16 Englewood CO – Gothic Theatre*
Mar 17 Salt Lake City UT – In The Venue*
Mar 18 Reno NV – Cargo At CommRow*
Apr 13 Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr 20 Indio, CA – Coachella

*With Unknown Mortal Orchestra

SXSW 2012

posted January 17, 2012, 9:15 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News | comment 1 Comment

Tags: SXSW 2012, SXSW

Here we go, the official announcement that we have all been waiting for! Whether or not 2012 will be the Apocalypse or not, it seems that everyone is stepping up their game this year and not holding anything back. After the Coachella announcement, many were wondering to see what SXSW would announce:

Best Coast, Blouse, of Montreal, ASAP Rocky, Danny Brown, Dan Deacon, The Polyphonic Spree, The Drums, Astronautalis, Beach Fossils, Ceremony, Chairlift, Crystal Antlers, PUJOL, Built To Spill, Deerhoof, Mindspiders, Gossip, Matthew Dear, Miike Snow, SBTRKT, Sharon Van Etten, Zola Jesus, Thundercat, Blitzen Trapper, The War on Drugs, VHS Or Beta, Youth Lagoon, Tennis, Lana Del Rey, The Ting Tings, Young Magic, The Crystal Method, U.S. Girls, Asking Alexandria, Corrosion of Conformity, K’naan, YACHT, Band of Skulls, White Rabbits, Caveman, Cerebral Ballzy, Here We Go Magic, The Black Angels, Blondes, Memoryhouse, Mikal Cronin, Miniature Tigers, and Purity Ring!

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Video Of The Week: Real Estate “Easy”

posted January 13, 2012, 11:01 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Video | comment 2 Comments

Tags: Real Estate, Days

This one has been all over the blogosphere and twitterverse this week. The band has recently toured Europe, and will once again be touring America before leaving for New Zealand soon. This is the song “Easy” taken from the 2011 album Days, and was directed by The Best Show on New York radio station WFMU’s Tom Scharpling. It’s a light hearted attempt at humor, which is why it was originally on Funny Or Die.

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

posted January 12, 2012, 8:03 am by Carina | Filed Under Music News | comment Leave a Comment

The 14th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place on April 20-22 in Worcester, Massachusetts. The weekend event is the largest metal festival in the United States. Check out the line up! Ticket Information

The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
All Shall Perish
Fleshgod Apocalypse
First Blood
Molotov Solution
The Contortionist
Reign Supreme
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Hour of Penance
Dead end Path
Gaza Read more

Recs From Doomtree

posted January 11, 2012, 9:37 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Recommendations from the Celebrity Mind, Tour | comment 1 Comment

Tags: No Kings, Doomtree

Are you turned on to Doomtree yet? This 7 piece Midwest hip-hop collective from Minneapolis released their newest album, No Kings, in November. They are currently on tour, and you can see all of the dates below.  They will also be at SXSW. We caught up with one of the members, LAZERBEAK, by email to see what the band enjoys listening to.

Favorite Music of 2011:

1. Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
2. Drake – Take Care
3. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
4. Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch The Throne
5. Doomtree – No Kings

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