Your Vegas – In My Head video

In My Head

Check out the video for Your Vegas – In My Head – shot in Brooklyn in March 2008. Directed by Barney Miller

Your Vegas debut album A TOWN AND TWO CITIES – available online now.

Your Vegas is on tour with The Bravery through April 25 and hits the road with Duran Duran April 29.
A Town and Two Cities is in stores April 29th and available on iTunes now.

Will JK Rowling appear at Freddie Stevenson’s record release party in NYC this weekend? According to his hit tune “Easy Now,” maybe… Prolific Scottish songwriter gets interviewed by Variety, rocks Hollywood living rooms and pulls a Hellish new tune from the most Majestic of sources.

Will JK Rowling appear at Freddie Stevenson’s record release party in NYC this weekend? According to his hit tune “Easy Now,” maybe… Prolific Scottish songwriter gets interviewed by Variety, rocks Hollywood living rooms and pulls a Hellish new tune from the most Majestic of sources.

“This happy-go-lucky Don Juan 2008 sounds like the lovechild of Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell…” – Pensatos

“…so darn catchy… you’ll want to hear more.” – USA Today

In declaring UK-based singer-songwriter Freddie Stevenson a must see act at South By Southwest, Variety recently described him as “…a man who has found his place in a continuum with Paul Simon as a starting point…,” and continued by stating that he “may well be the first person to think of merging Buckley with the early works of John Martyn or Americanizing (through use of organ, certain chord progressions) Mike Scott and The Waterboys.” The trusted trade’s Phil Gallo went on to explain that “potential just oozes from this Scottish folk punk.”

Austin was a good time for Freddie and afterwards, the afro-headed songsmith quickly headed to Los Angeles for a performance at Hotel Café in addition to some special performances in various Hollywood backyards and living rooms owned by people we unfortunately can’t reveal. Freddie’s back in NYC this week to celebrate the upcoming release of his second album All My Strange Companions.

From the acoustic-punk sing-a-long opener of a single “Easy Now” — often referred to as “the JK Rowling song” — to the woeful, tender pining of “Alibi Song,” Freddie conjures melodic hooks from the most wondrous of places on his second album All My Strange Companions. The record’s sound spans from the intricate weaving of acoustic guitar and the languished lap steel in “The Soft Collapse” through to the vicious punk stylings of “Ordinary Girl.” Freddie will play a special show to celebrate the album’s release in New York City at Piano’s this Sunday, April 13th.

And Freddie never stops writing. In the days following a brief adventure involving a private show by the notorious rap duo Yo Majesty, Freddie revealed a new tune about the experience wittingly titled “Rolling With Virgil” (a reference to Dante’s Virgil-led journey through Hell). Freddie’s also currently working on music for a couple of films. First, “Love Is Gonna Take It’s Toll” for director Alonso Ruizpalacios’ latest short entitled Café Paraiso, and then a handful of songs for the short film Official Selection by Brian Crano, starring Rebecca Hall (The Prestige, Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Amanda Seyfried (Big Love, Mean Girls) and Freddie himself.

For those curious to dig into Freddie’s catalog, a US issue of Freddie’s debut album Body On The Line is currently being negotiated. Promo copies of the record are available to the media now. The record was named one of the BBC’s Best Albums of 2006 and features the track “If You Don’t Kiss Me”, the very song The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant called “the ultimate song to seduce women to.”

Freddie Stevenson Live:

April 13th New York, NY @ Piano’s – Album Release Party

April 17th Brooklyn, NY @ Soundfix w/ This Is Ivy League

Freddie Stevenson Fun Facts:

* All My Strange Companions was recorded in Nashville with most of Emmylou Harris’ band.
* All My Strange Companions was produced by David Z., Prince’s legendary engineer/producer.
* Freddie’s godfather is the late Muppet’s creator Jim Henson
* Freddie’s mom is the co-creator of the children’s show Fraggle Rock
* Freddie’s mom was also the first person in Wales to ever receive an e-mail.
* A young Freddie met the Queen of England while dressed as “Buttons” from Cinderella.

All My Strange Companions Tracklisting:

Stream the album HERE

Release Date: 04.15.08

01. Easy Now (MP3)
02. Alibi Song
03. Czechoslovakia
04. Photographs
05. If There Is A World
06. If An Alien Astronomer Could See Us From Afar
07. Nothing’s Gonna Change
08. Brand New Heart
09. The Soft Collapse
10. The Occasional Spell
11. Ordinary Girl

CHECK OUT KATHLEEN EDWARDS’ PLAYFUL NEW MUSIC VIDEO AND LETTERMAN PERFORMANCE (4.22)

KATHLEEN EDWARDS TEACHES DO-RE-ME WITH HUMOR IN MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THE CHEAPEST KEY”

PERFORMANCE ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN SET FOR 4.22

Kathleen Edwards’ latest album Asking for Flowers (Zoë/Rounder) is filled with “poignant…fierce” (Rolling Stone, 3.6.08) moments, but her music video for the single “The Cheapest Key” shows a “softer side” of her personality. The playful video directed by Lisa Mann depicts Edwards as a campy schoolteacher from hell.

She teaches her students a rocking songbook with help from booty-shaking back-up dancers and blatantly keeps a bottle of booze next to the apple on her desk. The satirical video pokes fun at many music video clichés and features Edwards doing her best prima ballerina impression in a tiara and tutu.

Check out Edwards’ music video: http://www.rounder.com/kathleenedwards/cheapest.html

The video debuts on GAC’s “Edge of Country” on 4.11 and tune in 4.22 when Edwards plays “The Cheapest Key” live on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS).

90s Brit-Pop meets 70s Punk Rock meets Y2K Williamsburg: We Were The States release debut album merging The Walkmen, Oasis, Dead Boys, Murder City Devils, et al.

90s Brit-Pop meets 70s Punk Rock meets Y2K Williamsburg: We Were The States release debut album merging The Walkmen, Oasis, Dead Boys, Murder City Devils, et al.

“The building blocks of this spry full-length debut are dynamic left turns slathered in the Lower East Side guitar fuzz of Television by way of The Strokes. Opener “Up Your Sleeve” sets the scene with a badgering garage rock riff from The Sonics’ playbook that repeatedly burns itself down to the wick.” — Austin Chronicle

Murfreesboro, Tennessee might seem an unlikely birthplace for a band that merges a variety of cosmopolitan music styles into one exciting whole, but the debut of We Were The States proves that rock music still has a few compelling permutations available to a band that knows how to combine all the right elements. Believe The Thieves is such a dramatically effective debut, cleverly interweaving sounds reminiscent of late 70’s NY rock renaissance (Television, Dead Boys) with early 90’s Brit-Pop (Oasis, Blur) and contemporary urban indie rock (The Walkmen, The National).

The band has released the first video off its Chicken Ranch Records debut, for the infectious song “Up Your Sleeve”

The band as we know it today began in February of 2007 but its roots can be traced back to 2003. Jay Stoyanov and Justin Webb met at the restaurant they both worked at in Murfreesboro, TN. After a couple of years of writing and playing with several musicians, they finally found a solid line-up with the addition of Ben Moore on bass and Nick Devan on drums. They recorded and self released an EP. Nick later left to curate the National Knife Museum and was replaced by the outstanding Tyler Coppage. In 2007, they signed with Austin indie Chicken Ranch Records, changed their name and sound, and began work on their debut full length entitled Believe The Thieves.

The album was produced by Tennessee rock staple Brian Carter (The Features, Glossary, The Nobility). The album was recorded in two weeks but Brian and the brave men of WWTS spent several months tweaking every element to the desired sonic quality. What is left is a disfunctionaly glorious piece of sound.

We Were The States succinctly describe themselves thusly:

“We live off Bukowski, red wine and Italian food. Our stereos swell with the sounds of The Kinks, The Walkmen, Oasis, Dandy Warhols, and the like. We are men of passion. Some are college educated, some would rather stay out of it. It is no doubt that all are wise.”

Whichever way one might attempt to summarize We Were The States, it ought to be immediately apparent by the sound of its powerful debut that the band brings an inspired small-town Southern interpretation of influences more commonly associated with big city lore.

“Do you ever get a hankering for rambunctious rock with just a hint of class? Like the best punk band in the world wearing custom made tailored suits? Or maybe a gang brawl with those participating adorned in top hats and canes while snapping their fingers West Side Story style? Well if you’re like me, then the answer is a resounding “yes”. My latest fix for this niche is Tennessee’s We Were The States, whose bouncy garage rock style reminds me of the Hives, with a bit more southern spice, and by “bit” I mean a whole case of red pepper.” – Azltron

“Tennessee’s We Were The States have been together in their current format for slightly over 12 months, just long enough for them to carve out their own unique style. Their debut long player Believe The Thieves is a chaotic pot pourri of Nuggets style garage rock (‘Up Your Sleeve’) seen through a late 70’s CBGB’s prism (‘See If I Care’) with a dash of Zutons style pizzaz and a sprinkling of Radiohead circa Pablo Honey (‘Try’ and ‘Girl You’re Not A Thief.’) – The Devil Has The Best Tuna

Believe The Thieves Tracklisting:

Release Date: Out Now

Stream The Album HERE

01. Up Your Sleeve (MP3)
02. Red Lion
03. Till Morning Comes (MP3)
04. Try
05. See If I Care
06. Girl, You’re Not a Thief
07. Been Done Wrong
08. Start Something
09. Hard
10. It’s Sad, It’s You
11. Lights Out
12. Please Be Quiet

Switches on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight and Announce Summer Tour Dates with Be Your Own Pet, She Wants Revenge and The Virgins

Switches on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight and Announce Summer Tour Dates with Be Your Own Pet, She Wants Revenge and The Virgins

“In light of all the mild-mannered Coldplay knockoffs of the last few years, it’s easy to forget that British rockers used to be cocky young things, happy to bang out shout-along choruses filled with drug references. Switches remember; their debut LP sounds as if it were written with soccer stadiums in mind, complete with chirpy harmonies and hooks…” – BLENDER

Tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight, April 10, to watch Switches perform “Drama Queen” off their recently released debut album “Lay Down the Law”. And if you just can’t wait to see a little bit of drama, check out their battle royale of a music video.

“Switches justify their cockiness with talent, excelling in the feisty hooks and high-pitched oo-oo-oos that hark back to the glam era at its best. If you’ve hoped for a missing link between T. Rex and the Killers (and hoped the balance would tilt toward the former), swaggering salvation is at hand.” – Entertainment Weekly, A-

“Tunes like “Drama Queen” and “Lay Down the Law” have enough hooks and sleaze-rock muscle to deserve to find their way to mainstream American rock radio.” – Boston Herald

“Combining foot-stomping drums and bass with tight vocals and sharp guitar riffs, Switches are as cocksure as their pop peers.”- Spin

Switches are lighting up the American music scene and we just can’t get enough of their Switches’ swagger, so due to popular demand the lads are back touring stateside this May and June as part of the Nylon Summer Music Tour with Be Your Own Pet, She Wants Revenge and The Virgins, so don’t miss out on the tour everyone will talking about this summer.

“Focusing on material from their upcoming debut album, there’s one thing Switches proved for sure on Saturday night: their music is entirely and utterly danceable—even the frat boys were movin’. Switches make highly-refined rock music—rock music that makes good use of a thumping disco rhythm section. Their music mobilizes people, and in the end listeners are left with no other choice but to bite their lips, get up and dance!” – Filter

“Switches…dedicated their suddenly ubiquitous…”Drama Queen” to the many loony ladies of La-La Land that allegedly inspired it. And the ladies (and gentlemen) in attendance reacted in a suitably loony manner” – NME

“[Switches] brightest spot came with “Lay Down the Law,” the namesake single to their soon to be released album, which seemed to amplify the energy of the crowd, measured in tween scream decibels.” – BlackBook

North American Tour Dates

May 8: Anaheim, Calif. (House of Blues)
May 9: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
May 10: San Diego (House of Blues)
May 12: Denver (Gothic Theatre)
May 13: Kansas City, Mo. (The Beaumont club)
May 15: Austin, Texas (Stubb’s Bar-B-Q)
May 16: Dallas (House of Blues)
May 17: Houston (Meridian)
May 18: New Orleans (House of Blues)
May 20: Tampa, Fla. (Jannus Landing)
May 21: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Revolution)
May 22: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
May 23: Atlanta (Variety Playhouse)
May 24: Asheville, N.C. (The Orange Peel)
May 25: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues)
May 27: Baltimore (Ram’s Head Live)
May 28: New York (The Fillmore at Irving Plaza)
May 30: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
May 31: Philadelphia, Pa. (The Fillmore at TLA)
June 1: Boston (Paradise Rock Club)
June 2: Montreal (Club Soda)
June 4: Toronto (Phoenix Concert Theatre)
June 5: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall)
June 6: Cleveland (House of Blues)
June 7: Columbus, Ohio (Newport Music Hall)
June 9: Cincinnati (Bogart’s)
June 10: Indianapolis (The Vogue)
June 11: St Louis (The Pageant)
June 12: Chicago (House of Blues)
June 13: Milwaukee (Turner Hall Ballroom)
June 14: Minneapolis (Fine Line Music Cafe)
June 17: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
June 18: Seattle (The Showbox)
June 19: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
June 20: San Francisco (The Fillmore)
June 21: Los Angeles (The Wiltern Theatre)

The Young Punx – Your Music Is Killing Me! Out Today (Ultra Records)

The Young Punx – Your Music Is Killing Me! Out Today (Ultra Records)

“For those who enjoy a diverse palette of tunes, The Young Punx are the way to go…” – Alternative Press

7 random things you should know about The Young Punx…

1.Driven mad by the tide of mind-rotting celebrity trivia engulfing the global mass media, The Young Punx ended up spending a day making this home-made no-budget Mylo-inspired rant. See and share “Destroy Celebrity Crap” here

2.For those who love the BBC America TV show “The Mighty Boosh,” watch for an appearance in the Punx video for “Rockall” by series regular Michael Fielding (who plays Naboo on “Boosh”).

3.The Young Punx’ album “Your Music Is Killing Me” contains no audio samples of music despite sounding like most of the tracks are sample-based. To produce their trademark mashed-up sound the band painstakingly record many different pieces of retro music big bands, orchestras, 80s pop, surf rock, heavy metal etc, all in historically authentic ways, then ‘sample themselves’. They are always getting asked “I can’t work out what the samples are you used in ‘Fire’ and ‘Drum and Bacharach’”. There are no music samples. That said, the re-edited “Shipping Forecast” vocal on the track “Rockall” IS a genuine BBC shipping forecast, read and endorsed by Radio 4 announcer Alan Smith!

4.Hal Ritson of The Young Punx has performed, written or produced behind the scenes on over 150 dance records in the past 4 years, including playing keyboards on Eric Prydz’s “Call On Me”, singing the “Jimmy Somerville” lead vocals on Supermode’s “Tell Me Why” and co-writing 2 tracks on David Guetta’s platinum selling “Poplife” album.

5.As a teenager, Cameron from The Young Punx had a Top 20 hit with club classic “I Know” by “New Atlantic”. The vocalist, Candy Staton, was not able to perform live with them on Top Of The Pops, so her part was sung live by “some bird the A&R man knew” a performance so appalling The Sun named it the worst in the show’s history, and launched a “campaign to find New Atlantic a new singer”.

6.The Young Punx have developed an artistic partnership with cult Dutch digital artist Han Hoogerbrugge in which Hoogerbrugge has developed the visual identity for the band, record artwork and several renowned animated videos. Built on a darkly comic cast of surreal hand drawn characters, later animated in flash and 3-D animated packages, Hoogerbrugge’s distinctive creations act both as the main public identity for the band, and as an exhibited part of Hoogerbrugge’s own portfolio.

7.Both Cameron and Hal studied at King’s College Cambridge. They usually keep this quiet on account of it not sounding very ‘dance’. But in fact it is a positive hotbed of club talent with leading artists such as Freeform Five and Will Saul also having studied there…

Other News

Your Music Is Killing Me

You’ve got to… (Norman Cook mix)
Big Ben
Wake up, make up, bring it up, shake up
It Doesn’t Stop
Fire
Young and beautiful
Drum and Bacharach
Never be the same again
Rockall
Drifting on
Interplanetary
Your music is killing me
Surfalude
You’ve got to…
We roll
Backbeat
Superman’s brother
Dirty shoes

PELICAN ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR 36 CITY NORTH AMERICAN STRIKE BEGINS IN APRIL

PELICAN ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR 36 CITY NORTH AMERICAN STRIKE BEGINS IN APRIL

Hydrahead recording artists and nu-metal gurus Pelican will embark on a massive spring tour that opens April 11 in Iowa City and wraps May 30 in Los Angeles. Supporting on most of the dates will Thrice along with Circa Survive. Two night stands will take place in San Diego, Anaheim, LA, and Chicago. Metal, done the way it should be. Tour dates below.

There is epic music and there is epic music. Chicago instrumental quartet Pelican is proudly guilty of producing the latter, penning tunes so ambitious and triumphant that your everyday life seems insignificant in comparison. – XLR8R

True believers, get ready to be born again, Pelican puts the metal back in instrumetal. – ALTERNATIVE PRESS

Elemental, seasonally themed heaviness from Chicago instru-metal gods. Pelican earn their chin-stroking song titles with Melvins-like thunderdrone and nimble time changes that recall vocal-free ’90s icons like Rodan. Get your trainspotter glasses on to catch all the stunning interplay, or just veg out and admire the storm. – SPIN

TOUR DATES:
04/11/08 Fri Iowa City, IA The Picador
04/14/08 Mon Albuquerque, NM Rallis 4th St. Pub and Grill
04/15/08 Tue Tucson, AZ Plush
04/16/08 Wed San Diego, CA House of Blues San Diego w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
04/17/08 Thu San Diego, CA House of Blues San Diego w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
04/18/08 Fri Las Vegas, NV (LV) House of Blues w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
04/19/08 Sat Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre w/ Thrice, Circa Survive

04/21/08 Mon Houston, TX Warehouse Live w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
04/22/08 Tue Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
04/23/08 Wed Austin, TX Stubbs BBQ w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
04/24/08 Thu DAY OFF
04/25/08 Fri Nashville, TN ROCKETOWN w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
04/26/08 Sat Atlanta, GA The Masquerade w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
04/27/08 Sun Lake Buena Vista, FL (orl) House of Blues w/ Thrice, Circa Survive

04/29/08 Tue Ft Lauderdale, FL Revolution w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
04/30/08 Wed St Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/01/08 Thu Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
05/02/08 Fri Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/03/08 Sat Richmond, VA The National w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/04/08 Sun Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg

05/06/08 Tue Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live! w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/07/08 Wed Hartford, CT Webster Theatre w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/08/08 Thu Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/09/08 Fri Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/10/08 Sat Worcester, MA Palladium w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/11/08 Sun Syracuse, NY The Furnace
05/12/08 Mon Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/13/08 Tue Buffalo, NY Club Infinity w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/14/08 Wed Pittsburgh, PA Club Zoo w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/15/08 Thu Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo’s w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/16/08 Fri Chicago, IL Metro w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/17/08 Sat Chicago, IL Metro w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/18/08 Sun Milwaukee, WI The Rave w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/19/08 Mon DAY OFF
05/20/08 Tue Denver, CO Ogden Theatre w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/21/08 Wed Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue w/ Thrice, Circa Survive

05/23/08 Fri Seattle, WA Showbox Showroom w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/24/08 Sat Portland, OR Roseland Theatre w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/25/08 Sun San Francisco, CA The Fillmore w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/27/08 Tue Anaheim, CA (OC) House of Blues w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/28/08 Wed Anaheim, CA (OC) House of Blues w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/29/08 Thu Los Angeles, CA Avalon Hollywood w/ Thrice, Circa Survive
05/30/08 Fri Los Angeles, CA Avalon Hollywood w/ Thrice, Circa Survive

VICE RECORDS SIGNS KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES

VICE RECORDS SIGNS KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES

12-PIECE PSYCHEDELIC SOUL BIG BAND EXPLODES THEIR MUSICAL DYNAMITE ALL OVER THE WORLD 6/17/08
VICE Records is proud to announce the signing of the 12-piece psychedelic soul big band explosion King Khan and The Shrines, and the release of The Supreme Genius of King Khan and The Shrines on June 17. Nothing will get you ready for sunburn season quicker than a blast of this garage soul inferno, equal parts Lenny Kaye-era Nuggets, James Brown soul revue and Sun Ra freak session. Sexual voodoo, secret societies and hallucinogenic transcendence all conspire over rampant garage-psych riffs and Muscle Shoals horns with the blue-eyed tear drops and desperate wail of King Khan testifying like a true motherfucker.

Joining King Khan and the Shrines line-up includes 60 year old Chicagoan Ron Streeter (live-percussionist for Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, and many other Soul legends), and a horn section consisting of Simon Wojan (the mastermind behind Kranky Records recording artists Cloudland Canyon), Ben Ra (Germany’s John Coltrane), and famous French rockabilly saxophonist Big Fred Rollercoaster. The rhythm section of the Sensational Shrines has been called “a German/French version of the Freak Brothers”.

Originally sighted in Montreal’s Spaceshits, and sometimes appearing as the semi-naked half of the King Khan & BBQ Show, King Khan moved to Berlin in 1999 where he and the Shrines have been spreading their love like peanut butter through a flurry of full-lengths, EPs, singles, and hard-to-find vinyl releases. Their first album THREE HAIRS & YOU’RE MINE was produced by Liam Watson at the legendary Toe Rag Studios in London and released in 2002. A second full-length, MR. SUPERNATURAL, followed in 2004. Their third full-length WHAT IS?! received critical acclaim all over the world and landed at #33 in Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2007. In between have been French-only releases, a split with the Dirtbombs, 7″s, 10″s, and more. The Supreme Genius of King Khan and The Shrines collects the cream of this very creamy crop and present the greatest hits of his greatest hits, all available for the first time ever in America.

Look for the first-ever King Khan and The Shrines US tour this July and August. Dates to come.

TRACK LISTING
1. Torture
2. Took my Lady to Dinner
3. (How Can I Keep You) Outta Harms Way
4. Land of The Freak
5. Fool Like Me
6. I Wanna Be A Girl
7. Welfare Bread
8. Sweet Tooth
9. Shivers Down My Spine
10. Burnin’ Inside
11. Destroyer
12. Live Fast Die Strong
13. Crackin´ Up
14. Tell Me
15. Que Lindo Sueno
16. No Regrets

LINER NOTES by Jared Swilley of The Black Lips:
The first time I crossed paths with King Khan and the Shrines was on a cold foggy day in London. The gloomy weather was fitting as I’d lost my passport, money, and most of my personal effects at the previous night’s concert. My spirits were down and I was in desperate need of salvation. As I sat wallowing in sorrow outside of the club I suddenly felt a supernatural calling that drew me in like a rat following the Pied Piper. What followed was to this day one of the best shows I have ever witnessed. The scene inside was nothing short of insanity. Horns were blaring that could have taken down the walls of Jericho, the drums pounding a rhythm deep into my heart, guitars, bass and organ wailing and King Khan at the epicenter of it all commanding the stage like a soul-soaked shaman. I was spellbound, moved, shaken, stirred and cured – not unlike what I hear religious experiences are like. I left the show a saved and converted man. I had experienced Supreme Genius.

BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW SIGNS WITH WAXPLOITATION

BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW SIGNS WITH WAXPLOITATION

In a pairing that seems predestined, the almost indescribable Black Moth Super Rainbow has signed to Waxploitation. Tobacco, a key member of Black Moth Super Rainbow, will also work with Waxploitation on his forthcoming solo project.

Waxploitation is a record label, management company and music publisher also known for its commitment to humanitarian causes.

It”s not clearly fixed which of the three or four hats Waxploitation will wear at any given moment with BMSR, but chaos is underrated. “To us it”s more important to simply be down with an artist and lend support in all aspects of their vision, rather than limit our role to a one-dimensional category” says a spokesperson for Waxploitation.

Black Moth Super Rainbow has gained notice for its sleek, disorienting music, anchored by acoustic synthesizer hooks and a passion for summer. Rolling Stone has called “it mind-blowing, interstellar psychedelic pop. Think Air, but peppier, Bright Black Morning Light but freakier.” Pitchfork gushes, “most of the time, you can’t understand a thing being said, but here, that’s not a problem: The meaning of the music comes through regardless.”

“We work with just a few artists, but once in a while something comes along and we know we can”t live without it. Black Moth Super Rainbow was an addiction too good to pass up.” says a spokesperson for Waxploitation.

Established in 1996, Waxploitation serves innovative artists by a variety of means. As a management company, it provides a home for a diverse host of creative, uncompromising acts including Danger Mouse and Gnarls Barkley. Its most recent release as a label is Causes 1, a Darfur benefit compilation featuring unreleased tracks from Animal Collective, Death Cab for Cutie, the Cure and others. As a publisher, Waxploitation represents a powerful catalog, including Young MC”s “Bust a Move” and Tone Loc”s “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina.”

FRIDAY JULY 25TH, SATURDAY JULY 26TH & SUNDAY JULY 27TH 2008 PEMBERTON FESTIVAL – PEMBERTON, BC – WOLFMOTHER AND KATHLEEN EDWARDS ADDED TO FESTIVAL BILL!

FRIDAY JULY 25TH, SATURDAY JULY 26TH & SUNDAY JULY 27TH 2008 PEMBERTON FESTIVAL – PEMBERTON, BC
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WOLFMOTHER AND KATHLEEN EDWARDS ADDED TO FESTIVAL BILL!
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TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT HIGHLIFE RECORDS (VANCOUVER),
PEMBERTON VALLEY LODGE & SHOWCASE SNOWBOARDS (WHISTLER)

VANCOUVER, BC – 2008. The Pemberton Festival announced today that Grammy Award-winning Aussie rockers Wolfmother and Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards have been added to the Pemberton Festival bill.

Billboard describes them as “a young, kick-ass band with a dusty, unpolished garage sound that excels in what everyone else has already done.” Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale, bassist/organist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett, Wolfmother released their self-titled debut EP through Modular Recordings in September 2004 for the purposes of booking shows. But so sterling were the results that they began appearing at several high profile music events in Australia and overseas. They eventually made their way to Los Angeles, working alongside producer Dave Sardy (Dandy Warhols, Jet, Oasis) to record their debut album, released in Australia in October 2005. Wolfmother debuted at # 3 on the charts, won the Album Of The Year award from national alternative radio network Triple J and was quickly certified platinum. Rolling Stone magazine listed Wolfmother as one of their “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2006.” Wolfmother was released internationally in April 2006, receiving positive reviews from the US and UK and was certified Gold in The United States in late November. At the 2007 Grammy Awards, Wolfmother won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for their song Woman, which was later released as a single in the UK.

Her unique blend of country, folk and pop sets 29-year-old Ottawa-born singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards apart. Her 2003 debut album Failer won immediate raves and led to her playing on Austin City Limits and opening for Willie Nelson, John Prine, Aimee Mann, My Morning Jacket, John Mayer and Bryan Adams. She was invited to perform at Farm Aid, played the Grand Old Opry, had a song in Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown and toured Australia and Europe. In 2005, Edwards released her second record, Back To Me, which also garnered considerable critical acclaim. 2006 saw Edwards nominated for Juno Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Back to Me. Three years after her debut album, Edwards has released her third studio album, Asking for Flowers, in March of this year.

Presented by Live Nation, the world’s largest live music company, and Good Boy Productions, the Pemberton Festival’s inaugural lineup includes big names such as Coldplay, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Nine Inch Nails, Jay-Z, The Tragically Hip, Interpol, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket and Flaming Lips, plus up and comers Vampire Weekend, Grand Ole Party and The Airborne Toxic Event. Recent additions to the bill include, N.E.R.D., Matisyahu, Minus the Bear, Inward Eye, along with Wolfmother and Kathleen Edwards. There are two stages and a dance tent with more than 50 bands in all over the three day festival. Tickets for The Pemberton Festival tickets are now on sale, priced at $259.50*. Early bird camping tickets have sold out. A new block of camping tickets are available for $60*/person. A festival ticket will be required to access the campgrounds.

Pemberton, a two-hour drive from Vancouver, has long been a favorite winter vacation destination due to its close proximity to Whistler Resort (where many of the 2010 Winter Olympic events will take place). Complete with a festival village, camping facilities, an RV Park, tickets for the Pemberton Festival are now on sale through www.PembertonFestival.com.

* CDN dollars – plus applicable fees and service charges

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