Deap Vally are excited to release today their Get Deap! EP, which is the band’s first U.S. release on Cherrytree/Communion/Interscope/Island. The Get Deap! EP offers fans their first taste of what’s to come on the band’s upcoming full-length album, which is near completion and will be released later this year. The EP includes 4 tracks, including the band’s debut single single “Gonna Make My Own Money,“ which NME hailed by saying “[Deap Vally draws] on the unrepentant strut of Ike and Tina and the heavyweight clatter of Led Zeppelin, as well as Karen O’s tree-felling caterwaul.”
To get a taste of the EP and the world of Deap Vally, watch the trailer below, complete with footage of the girls rocking their tunes in dark clubs, drinking straight from the bottle, and the Los Angeles skyline.
Capitol Records, in partnership with Lazy Hooks will release In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, the debut album from Capital Cities, on June 11. The Los Angeles based outfit – founded and fronted by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, two jingle writers who met on Craigslist – will be previewing songs from the album during its first-ever North American outing.The “Dancing With Strangers” tour, which will feature special guest Gold Fields, will kick off on April 23 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ. Capital Cities’ May 9 show at New York City’s Irving Plaza sold out two months in advance as well two nights at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. All proceeds from the June 7 show at the El Rey will go to MusiCares and A Place Called Home. The band, which recently appeared at Sundance, SXSW and ULTRA, will also perform at numerous festivals, including Sasquatch! and Firefly. See below for itinerary. In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery takes its name from the lyrics of Capital Cities’ Top 10 Modern Rock radio hit “Safe and Sound,” which is the album’s first single and has already been heard in promotional campaigns for HBO, Smart Car, Microsoft and more than half a dozen other spots. RollingStone.com hailed “Safe and Sound” as “a song that merges high-energy dance beats with unbridled optimism and joy” while Neon Goldpronounced it a “sonic head rush…an easy, breezy, beautiful slice of effervescent-electro-pop that absolutely kills it.” The new lyric video for “Safe and Sound” can be seen here. You can also watch a live compilation of a few of their songs from the Live Nation x Skype showcase they did at SXSW.
The album, which is produced and mixed entirely by Ryan and Sebu is an eclectic mix of tracks that include fan favorites “Kangaroo Court” and “I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo”. The artwork is by Brazilian artist Joao Lauro Fonte who has done works for Wired, Converse and others. OutKast’s Andre 3000 and vocalist Shemika Secrest are featured on the song “Farrah Fawcett Hair.” The track also includes a narration by Frank Tavares, who is best known as the voice of NPR’s News underwriters, announcing the funding credits that are heard at the end of news programs. The track listing for In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery is as follows: Read more
Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival. The 3rd annual edition of New York City’s marquee live music event is expanding to three days of Music, Art, and Entertainment. Held Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th in Randall’s Island Park, the festival will feature over 60 world class performers, showcasing a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica and Pop all weekend long. Only 1 day tickets are left available for purchase, the 3 day general admission have already sold out.
But now you can now enter to win a pair of general admission tickets to Governor’s Ball Fest! It’s a Facebook contest, don’t wait enter here now!
“I have cyclops vision now. But I’m not a giant. I changed my name and body only, and stabbed my social nous in the right ear. I still read fear but there are no police this year. I can repeat the same dream. I can let birds talk to me. I’m in jail. I have love and a whistle. I lay where the lotus lay and then spring the frozen flowers on any giving day. I apologize to those put in the trees, but I was gathering the Cyclops reap. In the span of 4 1/2 years. I’ve lived in two different apartments and have used three different rooms during this time. All in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA, only a couple miles from one another. After the death of my father in 2008 I started writing and recording non-stop in these rooms. I can’t say it was directly because of that trauma, but I think deep down it might have much to do about it. This record was initially going to be a collection of the many songs trapped between the 4 White Fence LP’s. As i was putting that together, there were more coming. a better crop. i couldn’t stop. So, instead of a retrospective i said “Fuck It”. might as well use the most current songs of the bunch. For the exception of “Make Them Dinner At Our Shoes” which is from 2009.” - Tim Presley of White Fence
Photo Credit: Daniel Boud
This week we were given another glimpse of the new Dirty Beaches double LP coming out on May 21st on ZOO MUSIC with the release of a new track “Landscapes In The Mist.” Drifters/Love is the Devil marks a new direction for the ever evolving artist, who recently spoke with Pitchfork from his new home of Berlin to discuss the process behind the new record. Pitchfork describe the album as “a more experimental release…has Hungtai taking detours towards cracked blues motifs, brittle techno, field-recording ambience, and guitar-led pieces not unlike Neil Young’s soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch’s 1995 existentalist Western Dead Man.”
Hungtai is about to embark on a tour of Russia with good friends Tonstartssbandht, who will also be releasing a split cassette together. You can read more about the release now over at Dummy Magazine. After Russia, Dirty Beaches will be touring Europe and the UK including a stop at the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival. Expect North American dates later this summer.
In the wise words of Paul Revere, the Brits are coming!! Check out Birmingham, England’s Peace on this week’s cover of NME below, hitting the US for their first tour here in May / June.
Catching Elin Ruth’s Bang featured video on a site out of the corner of my eye a few weeks ago, I couldn’t look away. There was immediate charisma and magnetism that swiftly held my attention. Fierce, feisty, raspy, tatted pin-up style, there’s an instant authenticity felt when listening to her music, often missing from those in the pop arena. Channeling the spirit of rock ‘n rolling females (Wanda Jackson and Sheryl Crow to name a few) of those who came before, this Swedish born and raised songstress’ been turning heads and garnering attention recently in her new adopted homeland for her latest self-titled album, Elin Ruth, released on her own label, Divers Avenue Music, which she founded in 2009.
I caught up with Elin right before she shot her next video to ask about her style, tattoos, latest album and more! Check out her answers below and follow Elin on Twitter and Facebook for more info on upcoming tour dates!
Danny Brown has revealed more details about his upcoming Old album, which is set to feature Rustie, A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Kitty Pryde, and Purity Ring as contributors. SKYWLKR and Paul White are involved in production, alongside beats from Darq E Freaker, Oh No and Warp signing Rustie. The new album is due out soon. Listen to a brand new track, “Express Yourself”, just released, via Complex Music. The official tracklisting for the new record hasn’t been revealed or leaked yet, so not sure if this will appear on it or not. This one was inspired by Diplo/Major Lazer, and produced by Trampy. Find his new tour dates with “Harlem Shake” artist Baauer here, and listen to two other new songs here.
Jimmy Eat World will release their seventh studio album, Damage, on June 11th on RCA Records. Damage, is the follow up to 2010′s critically-acclaimed Invented, and the first release on their label partner RCA Records.
Damage was produced by Jimmy Eat World and Alain Johannes (Mark Lanegan, Chris Cornell) and recorded in the fall of 2012 at the producer’s Los Angeles home studio. Mixing duties were left to James Brown’s (Sound City, NIN, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart) astute hand, and features 10 tracks of new material (see full track list below).