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Artist Update: Cults

posted February 9, 2012, 10:24 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, Music News, Tour, Video | comment Leave a Comment

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Today Cults will debut the long awaited video for their lovelorn track “You Know What I Mean” on NPR’s All Songs Considered: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/02/08/146462475/the-dark-romance-of-cults-you-know-what-i-mean

The songs “quiet/loud dynamic that ramps up the drama with every chorus” (Pitchfork) was released in early 2010 and has become the band’s crowd entrance point of no return. The video was directed by Isaiah Seret who also collaborated with the band for their controversial video for “Go Outside.” And if you look closely, you may recognize a few familiar faces…


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Artist Update: The Temper Trap

posted February 9, 2012, 8:59 am by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

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Australian born/East London based The Temper Trap is pleased to announce a return to the States this March to play a handful of intimate club dates in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. The trip will also include a stop in Austin at SXSW where the band will debut new music from their upcoming sophomore release due this spring on Glassnote/Columbia Records in the U.S.

The Temper Trap garnered critical acclaim and commercial success with their 2009 debut ‘Conditions,’ which spawned the hit singles ‘Sweet Disposition,’ ‘Love Lost,’ ‘Science of Fear’ and ‘Fader.’


Chris Martins of Spin Magazine recently joined the band and producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, M83) in the studio at the Sound Factory in Hollywood, CA.  Martins spoke to the band about their upcoming album (Title TBC) and was able to hear three new tracks: http://www.spin.com/articles/studio-temper-trap-follow-sun

The band is known for their hybrid variation of rock, and it’s this hybrid of synthesizers and primary rock music rudiments that make up the “glassy atmospheric hum, thick synth lines, and pounding tribal drums,” on the band’s latest tracks, creating “a slowly roiling pot of moody, panoramic indie rock”, Martins said.

Martins also noted: “an even beefier bass synth matched by a bout of Bowie-esque belting by [lead vocalist] Mandagi. Though the song seems inspired by a breakup, it’s a bona fide head-bobber with tons of texture and a huge hook.”

The five-piece are looking forward to getting back into the live arena. As anybody who has seen them in recent years knows, this is where they are most at home.

The Temper Trap is Dougy Mandagi, Jonathon Aherne, Toby Dundas, Lorenzo Sillitto and Joseph Greer.

The Temper Trap tour dates:

3/13  Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch

3/19 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater (Buylink)

3/20 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater (Buylink)

3/21 Pomona, CA The Glass House (Buylink)

3/23 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall (Buylink)

3/24 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall (Buylink)

3/25 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre

3/28 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (Buylink)

3/29  Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg (Buylink)

3/30 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg (Buylink)

Artist Update: Odd Future

posted February 8, 2012, 6:27 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases, Video | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: ODD FUTURE TAPE. VOL 2, Tyler The Creator, OFWGKTA, Odd Future Wolfgang, Odd Future


OFWKTA have had a new album in the works to be out next month. Tyler The Creator tweeted that ODD FUTURE TAPE. VOL 2. will actually be out this month, on the 20th.  He also posted the album artwork on his twitter account. That’s not to say this could possibly all be a hoax though. Word is that Earl Sweatshirt, aka Free Earl, may actually be home and free now.

Tyler’s own record, the follow up to the hugely successful Goblin, is due out in May. MellowHype may also release another project this year also. Here is some video we shot in HD from Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Update: The first single, “Rella”, has just been released, you can watch below. Also in other recent Odd Future news, Earl Sweatshirt is confirmed to be back home, and actually just released a new song, you can see it below. The track listing was just released on iTunes:

1. Hi.
2. Bitches (feat. Domo Genesis & Hodgy Beats)
3. NY (Ned Flander) [feat. Hodgy Beats & Tyler, The Creator]
4. Ya Know (feat. The Internet)
5. Forest Green (feat. Mike G)
6. Lean (feat. Hodgy Beats & Domo Genesis)
7. Analog 2 (feat. Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean & Syd)
8. 50 (feat. MellowHype)
9. Snow White (feat. Hodgy Beats & Frank Ocean)
10. Rella (feat. Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis & Tyler, The Creator)
11. Real Bitch (feat. MellowHype & Taco)
12. P (feat. Hodgy Beats & Tyler, The Creator)
13. White (feat. Frank Ocean)
14. Hcapd (feat. Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats & Tyler, The Creator)
15. Sam (Is Dead) [feat. Domo Genesis & Tyler, The Creator]
16. Doms (feat. Domo Genesis)
17. We Got Bitches (feat. Tyler, The Creator, Taco & Jasper Dolphin)
18. Oldie (feat. Odd Future)

Update 2: Another new video from the record was released last night!

Update 3: The record is out now, and of course there is a new music video! Per the band: “At A Photoshoot, We Said Our Verses Into A Camera While This Song Was Playing In The Background. Why Not Release it.”

Contest: Vagrant, Roadrunner and Leonard Cohen

posted February 8, 2012, 1:34 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Contest | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Roadrunner Records, Leonard Cohen, Band Of Skulls


Calgary, AB – We are proud to bring you a bevy of new contests, satisfying nearly every genre our readers enjoy. Read more

Recs From Young Magic

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”

 

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