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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.

GIRLS TOUR DATES

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

Friday
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
Oceano
All Shall Perish
Nile
Skeletonwitch
Lionheart
Fleshgod Apocalypse
First Blood
Molotov Solution
The Contortionist
Reign Supreme
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Incendiary
Palehorse
Hour of Penance
Legion
Relentless
Carnifex
Dead end Path
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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

Favorite Music of All Time:
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Artist Update: Trash Talk

posted January 10, 2012, 11:47 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Music News | comment 1 Comment

Tags: Trash Talk, Awake


Hardcore punk outfit Trash Talk, from Sacramento, have just got back from touring Europe. After getting rested up from the holidays, they are back on the warpath. Here is their brand new video, “Slander” from their Awake EP. This brightly animated cartoon is very vivid and sinister, which is probably great for it’s drug taking audience. This darkly illustrated roller coaster ride of a mushroom trip was directed and animated by Jim Dirschberger of Eighty Four Films, illustrated and art directed by Jay Howell, and produced By Creature Skateboards.  There is also a limited edition Trash Talk skateboard deck created in collaboration with Creature Skateboards featuring art inspired by the video.  Check out the Creature Skate website for more detailed info.
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED

Artist Update: Mac Miller

posted January 10, 2012, 6:44 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Gloss Drop, Rolling Papers, Blue Slide Park, Mac Miller, Macadelic


You didn’t think Mac Miller would remain silent long in the new year, did you?  He was recently added to the impressive Bamboozle line up.  Here is his brand new video for “Of The Soul“. In other news, he tweeted just a few short hours ago that “Just spit the illest bars ive spit in a long time. Ima put this out tonight at midnight.”  Stay tuned!

Update: Just about an hour ago, the young artist leaked a new track. You can listen to the new Mac Miller song here now for free. Yes if you are keeping count, this is his first new song of 2012.

Update 2: Mac said on twitter yesterday that his new mixtape Macadelic is coming in March, before the new Macadelic tour kicks off. You can find dates below:

03/27/12 Norfolk, VA Norfolk State University
03/28/12 Clemson, SC Clemson University
03/29/12 Radford, VA Radford University
03/31/12 Fairfax, VA George Mason University
04/01/12 Loretto, PA Saint Francis University
04/03/12 State College, PA Penn State University
04/04/12 Ypsilanti, MI Eastern Michigan University
04/05/12 Kalamazoo, MI Western Michigan University
04/10/12 Green Bay, WI University of Wisconsin Green Bay
04/11/12 St. Louis, MO St. Louis University
04/12/12 Bloomington, IN Indiana University
04/14/12 Dayton, OH Wright State University
04/16/12 Charlotte, NC University of North Carolina Charlotte
04/17/12 Atlanta, GA Georgia State University
04/20/12 Orlando, FL University of Central Florida
04/26/12 Baltimore, MD Towson University
04/27/12 Clarion, PA Clarion University
04/29/12 Oneonta, NY SUNY Oneonta
05/18/12 Asbury Park, NJ Bamboozle Festival
05/29/12 Brussels Ancienne Belgique
05/30/12 Paris Le Casino de Paris
06/01/12 Amsterdam Melkweg

Artist Update: Caveman

posted January 10, 2012, 6:33 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Caveman


After a hugely successful 2011, Caveman continue their exciting rise in 2012 with a new tour including Europe, their first headlining gig at Bowery Ballrom and the proud news of Caveman signing to Fat Possum Records.

In 2011, Caveman garnered praise for their debut album CoCo Beware from outlets like NPR, The New York Times, and Fader and for their big sounding, impressive and completely unforgettable live shows alike.  NPR Music charted them as their #7 most favorite live show after seeing them at CMJ in October and named them “Discovery of 2011″ in their year-end edition of All Songs Considered.

After a hugely successful 2011, Caveman continue their exciting rise in 2012 with a new tour including Europe, their first headlining gig at Bowery Ballrom and the proud news of Caveman signing to Fat Possum Records. In 2011, Caveman garnered praise for their debut album CoCo Beware from outlets like NPR, The New York Times, and Fader and for their big sounding, impressive and completely unforgettable live shows alike.  NPR Music charted them as their #7 most favorite live show after seeing them at CMJ in October and named them “Discovery of 2011″ in their year-end edition of All Songs Considered.

Our very own Carina turned us onto them back in September, and did a live show review of their album release party. She was also able to see them perform at CMJ, which you can read about here.

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