THE HONEY BROTHERS REVEAL NEW SUMMER-ROCK ANTHEMS ON DEMONSTRATION EP

THE HONEY BROTHERS REVEAL NEW SUMMER-ROCK ANTHEMS ON “DEMONSTRATION” EP

New York’s exuberant “new wave folk” outfit The Honey Brothers are ready to kick off summer with brand new music in the form of the ‘Demonstration’ EP (June 16th). Written and recorded as a follow-up to their 2006 debut ‘Songs for Your Sister,’ ‘Demonstration’ is a 4-song treat comprising quirky rock anthems perfect as the soundtrack for summer’s bike rides, gritty bar crawls and sweaty dance parties alike.

Taking “Honey” on as new last names like a sweeter reincarnation of The Ramones, The Honey Brothers began 1 dog year ago as the all-acoustic trio of banjoist Dory Honey (Andrew Vladeck), guitarist Dr. J Carl Honey (D.S. Posner) and ukulele strummer H. Huckleberry Honey (Ari Gold). They soon added drummer Honey DuContra (Adrian Grenier) and Ari’s real-life twin brother, Raw Honey (bassist Ethan Gold), to form a raucous quintet that blends volatile melodies and four-part harmonies with sharp rhythms.

The group described itself as “Hawaiian-Appalachian Glam Rock” on ‘Songs for Your Sister,’ and the first single “Demonstration” features a joyful melody, angular basslines, a group-sung chorus and a twitchy groove, which invoke the art-rock sounds of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Pavement.
Listen to “Demonstration” here: http://www.shorefire.com/media/Demonstration_20090428_141139.mp3

The Honey Brothers will bring their merriment to California’s Wanderlust Festival on July 26, New Jersey’s All Points West August 1st, Montreal’s Osheaga Festival August 2nd, and Seattle’s Bumbershoot on Sept. 6.
Live:
Jul. 24 – Lake Tahoe, CA – Wanderlust Festival (w/Andrew Bird, Michael Franti)
Aug. 01 – Jersey City, NJ – All Points West Festival (w/ My Bloody Valentine, St. Vincent, Neko Case)
Aug. 02 – Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival Sep. 06 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
The Honey Brothers are:
Dory Honey (Andrew Vladeck) – Banjo / Vocals
Honey DuContra (Adrian Grenier) – Drums /Vocals
H. Huckleberry Honey (Ari Gold) – Ukulele / Vocals
Dr. J Carl Honey (D.S. Posner) – Guitar / Vocals
Raw Honey (Ethan Gold) – Bass / Vocals

‘Demonstration’ EP Track List:
1. Demonstration
2. Moonlight
3. Won’t Last Long
4. Perfect Parent

Iggy Pop – Préliminaires album – Release Date: 02 Jun 2009

Iggy Pop – Préliminaires
Artist: Iggy Pop
Label: Reset/EMI France
Release Date: 02 Jun 2009

Iggy Pop, the Godfather of Punk, takes on the language of romance and gets “dangerously near jazz” on his new album, “Préliminaires,” to be released in the U.S. June 2 on Astralwerks. Produced by Hal Cragin, the album is inspired by French author Michel Houellebecq’s 2005 novel “The Possibility of an Island.” Visit www.iggypoppreliminaires.com for more info. Enjoy!

Tracklist:
1. Les Feuilles Mortes
2. I Want To Go To The Beach
3. King Of The Dogs
4. Je Sais Que Tu Sais
5. Spanish Coast
6. Nice To Be Dead
7. How Insensitive
8. Party Time
9. He’s Dead/She’s Alive
10. A Machine For Loving
11. She’s A Business
12. Les Feuilles Mortes (Marc’s Theme)

Kottonmouth Kings and Tech N9ne To Headline Brochella Music Festival Alongside Hedpe, Big B, Swollen Members and Kingspade

Kottonmouth Kings and Tech N9ne To Headline Brochella Music Festival Alongside Hedpe, Big B, Swollen Members and Kingspade

Year after year the music industry has shunned bros. No music festival has ever embraced our backwards hat, baggy pants wearing bros until now. On June 20th, 2009 SRH Clothing, X103.9 and Suburban Noize Records are embracing bros from all walks of life with the first annual Brochella Music Festival at National Orange Show Pavilion in San Bernardino, CA. The festival will feature performances by Kottonmouth Kings, Tech N9ne, Hedpe, Big B, Swollen Members and Kingspade.

“When you don’t get invited to the cool guy party you throw your own hell raising bash,” commented Kottonmouth Kings’ Daddy X. “We built a whole movement in being outcast and misfits, so we made our first festival an epic gathering of chaos and hot women.”

“We have been doing it our way for 15 years,” added Kevin Zinger co owner of SRH and Suburban Noize Records.”This show brings together everyone in our world for one night of rock ‘n’ roll havoc.”

Brochella, which will help celebrate SRH Clothing’s 15 years in business, is a unique music and extreme sports festival made for bros by bros. Combining live music with the best extreme skateboarding, surfing and freestyle motocross riders in the world, this one-day festival will be celebrated in one gigantic bro down.

Tickets for Brochella go on sale April 28th through Ticketmaster and online through www.SubNoizeStore.com. Fans purchasing their tickets through the Sub Noize online store will receive a free SRH hat, sticker and CD package from the label.

“Times are tough right now for our fans and they have supported us for years so if we can throw a great event for a good price and give them some free merch along with it too I’m sure fans will be excited, ” commented Kevin Zinger about the additional online giveaways for fans.“We are trying to give our fans real value for their ticket without bringing in a bunch of corporate sponsors that make the event lame. When a kid orders the ticket from our website for thirty bucks there are no service fees and they will also receive a free SRH hat, sticker and CD from Suburban Noize.”

Spindrift will release The Legend Of God’s Gun July 21st on Tee Pee Records

Spindrift will release The Legend Of God’s Gun July 21st on Tee Pee Records.

This will be the first official release of the soundtrack to their critically acclaimed film of the same name.

“[Spindrift has] upgraded the master’s spaghetti sonics for the new millennium on its imminent full-length debut The West…” -Wired.com

“L.A.’s leading practitioners of exotic soundscapes, conjuring up dreamy spells that alternately evoke spaghetti Westerns, psychedelia, dusty blues and Old World klezmer.” -LA Weekly
Mixing the dusty, cinematic soundscapes of old spaghetti-western films with the mind-expanding Psych Rock of modern practitioners like The Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre (not to mention drone forefathers The Velvet Underground), L.A.’s Spindrift makes music that sounds like what one would hear while tripping in the desert on a vision quest.

Originally formed by singer/songwriter/guitarist Kirpatrick Thomas as two bands — an East Coast Rock one and a West Coast version more in line with Thomas’ Ennio Morricone Jones — the frontman bled all of the influences into one and dropped anchor in California, forming a seven-piece band (including former BJM and Warlocks members) to re-create the spooky Old West sounds in his head. The unique hybrid caught the ears of Sex Pistols’ guitarist Steve Jones early, leading him to champion the band on his popular L.A. radio show. Since then, Spindrift has worked songs into movie soundtracks — most notably the indie The Legend of God’s Gun, in which the band’s music plays a starring role — and are currently enjoying success with The West, the band’s first album for the Dandy Warhols’ Beat the World label.

Both haunting and hallucinogenic, “The Legend of God’s Gun” soundtrack takes the listener on a cosmic journey through the desert as a preacher-turned-gunslinger sets out for vengeance.

With a guitar in one hand and six-shooter in the other, neo-cosmic cowboy Kirpatrick Thomas and his current band of banditos resurrect the spirits of Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai and combines them with the ghosts of Velvet Underground and Jim Morrison, weaving a dusty backdrop to a story of sin and salvation in the wild wild west.

The Legend Of God’s Gun Tracklisting:
1. In The Beginning…
2. Titoli
3. The Legend Of God’s Gun
4. Conversation With A Gun
5. Preacher’s Theme
6. The New West (instrumental)
7. Speak To The Wind
8. Organ Fugue In Dm Op 42
9. Burn The Church
10. Greenhorn’s Introduction
11. Girlz Booze and Gunz
12. Blessing The Bullets
13. The Scorpion’s Venom
14. Indian Run

Upcoming Tour Dates:
June 17th: The Redwood – Los Angeles, CA
June 19th: Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
June 20th: The Lounge Underground – Monterey, CA
June 22nd: The Press Club – Sacramento, CA

30 SECONDS TO MARS SIGN NEW WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH EMI MUSIC’S VIRGIN RECORDS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD ALBUM, PRODUCED BY FLOOD, DUE THIS FALL NEW ALBUM IS THE FOLLOW-UP TO MULTI-PLATINUM SMASH A BEAUTIFUL LIE

30 SECONDS TO MARS SIGN NEW WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH EMI MUSIC’S VIRGIN RECORDS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THIRD ALBUM, PRODUCED BY FLOOD, DUE THIS FALL NEW ALBUM IS THE FOLLOW-UP TO MULTI-PLATINUM SMASH A BEAUTIFUL LIE

EMI Music’s Virgin Records is pleased to announce that it has signed a new worldwide deal with Los Angeles rock band 30 Seconds to Mars.

30 Seconds to Mars, fronted by vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Jared Leto, is currently in the studio in Los Angeles recording their third album with acclaimed producer Flood, known for his work with U2, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, and Smashing Pumpkins. Due this fall, the as-yet-untitled album is the follow-up to 2005’s platinum-selling A Beautiful Life, which sold more than three million albums and singles worldwide and spawned two Top 10 Modern Rock singles, “From Yesterday” and “The Kill.” The latter set a radio record for the longest-running hit in the history of Modern Rock radio play when it remained on the national airplay chart for more than 50 weeks following its No. 3 peak in 2006. “From Yesterday” was the band’s first No. 1 at the format. Its epic video was the first American music video ever shot in the People’s Republic of China.

30 Seconds to Mars’ new album is a collection of the thoughts and ideas that the band (which also includes drummer Shannon Leto and guitarist Tomo Mili?evi?) have experienced after spending several years on the road. The songs reflect a willingness to take chances and create a pivotal, game-changing album. As Flood recently told Billboard.com: “These guys wanted to move into a different place and that’s always a big challenge. They had established themselves very firmly in one arena when Jared first talked to me. It was about trying to make a ‘classic album,’ and that’s by pushing themselves and me to a place that you may not have expected to go, so it requires truth, honesty, and a lot of hard work. Those sorts of things I find very rewarding.”

“It’s great to finally move forward and focus on what’s most important to us all— the music,” says Jared Leto. “We are excited about starting over with the many talented people at Virgin/EMI, and to sharing our new music with the fans in the very near future. We will never forget the unrelenting support from all our friends, family, and fans around the world.”

“We are thrilled to have set aside our differences and signed a new agreement with 30 Seconds to Mars,” says Nick Gatfield, EMI Music’s President of A&R Labels – North America & the UK. “Our relationship has been extremely rewarding and successful, and we’re eager to move forward and put our global team to work on the brilliant new album they are recording with Flood.”

“I am excited to be a part of 30 Seconds to Mars’ next chapter,” says Rob Stevenson, President of Virgin A&R Labels. “Not only are they one of the most important bands in rock music today, but I admire their commitment to the online world. It has made them digital pioneers in terms of reaching fans where they live and breathe music.”

Formed by Jared and Shannon Leto in 1998, 30 Seconds to Mars have won numerous awards and accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA, an MTV Latin and Asia Award, a Fuse Award, and three Kerrang! awards. They have nearly 500 live performances under their belts since the release of A Beautiful Life, which has earned them a growing, loyal, global fan base. The band is also known as one of the world’s most progressive online. Their fans — dubbed The Echelon — participate in both band and charity-driven activities. Thirty Seconds to Mars now boast more than 28 million plays on MySpace, more than one million fans on iLike/Facebook and have received more than 100 million views on YouTube.

GZA Collaboration With Rock Band Black Lips Drop I Hold audio Premieres At AOL

GZA Collaboration With Rock Band ‘Black Lips’ Premieres At AOL

One of the defining moments of this year’s SXSW was the pair of surprise collaborations between Atlanta garage rock rabble-rousers The Black Lips and Wu Tang impresario GZA. This first took place off the beaten path at The Compound for Dickies Battle of the Bands, inspiring the unlikely pair to enter into a whole new chamber together. Soon thereafter, rumblings shot down 6th Street that the unlikely collabo might occur again at The Vice Records Showcase later that night at Emo’s. Sure enough, immediately after the band took the stage, GZA emerged to a roomful of cheers and slack jaws. The following week, the web was atwitter with reports from both events and a grainy MTV video documented a piece of the experience.

But now anyone who missed the display of hip-hop and gutter-rock allegiance has a chance to get in on the action. Indeed, the Lips are releasing an iTunes EP including 200 Million Thousand fave “Drop I Hold,” along with a never-before-heard version of the song featuring verses from the Genius himself, GZA. In addition, the release will feature an instrumental version of the track and the video for the album-version of “Drop.” All this, for a whopping $1.99 during its first week of availability, beginning next Tuesday, May 5th. Earlier today, AOL Spinner and AOL Boombox jointly premiered the genre-defying collaboration, recorded at Werewolf Heart Studios under the watchful eye of Engineer Filip Nikolic. Hear for yourself below.

AOL Spinner & AOL Boombox Joint Premiere:

Download and Share The Black Lips Ft. GZA “Drop I Hold” From The Drop I Hold EP [May 5th; Vice Records]

We Were Promised Jetpacks Full-Length These Four Walls Due July 07, 2009 On FatCat

We Were Promised Jetpacks Full-Length These Four Walls Due July 07, 2009 On FatCat

Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, We Were Promised Jetpacks tasted success early when they won their high school’s battle of the bands competition. The four-piece came to FatCat’s attention when listening to some of the friends on the Frightened Rabbit’s (now labelmates) MySpace page. We Were Promised Jetpacks had already gotten attention and airplay from KEXP, XFM, and the BBC – before any official release – on the strength of a widely-circulated three-song demo.

Like fellow Scotsmen Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks bring emotional intensity to the forefront in their immensely appearling rock anthems. Adding nimble, driving rhythms and bristling tension into the mix, they unfold their songs into effortless-seeming choruses imbued with romanticism and pop sensibility.

We Were Promised Jetpacks were the main support for Frightened Rabbit’s September 2008 European tour where crowds arrived early on each evening due to the band’s huge buzz. We Were Promised Jetpacks have already been covered prominently in publications overseas such as NME, featured as Q’s Track of the Day and been played on Zane Lowe to great acclaim. With These Four Walls is due in July on FatCat and an extensive fall tour planned, 2009 is sure to be busy and rewarding year for We Were Promised Jetpacks.

www.myspace.com/wewerepromisedjetpacks

“Their crisp, flighty choruses and sure-footed narratives are bolder and more purposeful than ever before.” – Drowned In Sound

“Blistering post-punk anthems of the highest pedigree: powerful and tuneful in just the right measures.” – Q Magazine

THE RAVEONETTES ANNOUNCE SELECT US FESTIVAL APPEARANCES, NEW ALBUM THIS FALL FOURTH LP TO BE RELEASED THIS FALL ON VICE MUSIC FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AT LOLLAPALOOZA, SIREN FESTIVAL, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

THE RAVEONETTES ANNOUNCE SELECT US FESTIVAL APPEARANCES, NEW ALBUM THIS FALL FOURTH LP TO BE RELEASED THIS FALL ON VICE MUSIC FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AT LOLLAPALOOZA, SIREN FESTIVAL, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Danish duo The Raveonettes, are currently hard at work writing the tunes that will comprise their fourth LP, the follow up to last year’s acclaimed Lust Lust Lust. Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo will return to Denmark in May to record the album, slated for release early this fall on Vice Music. Further details are forthcoming, but its the anticipation that makes the release of a great record all the more worthwhile, right?

The band will return to the US for festival dates, including stops at Chicago’s Lollapalooza, NYC’s Siren Festival, and Austin City Limits. Their appearance at ACL will be the kick off for an extensive North American headlining tour, the dates of which we’ll be announcing to you soon.

Festival Dates:
6/18/09 NEW YORK, NY SIREN FESTIVAL
7/09/09 CHICAGO, IL LOLLAPALOOZA (buy tickets)
10/2-4/09 AUSTIN, TX AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (buy tickets)

Press on 2008’s Lust Lust Lust:
“[Lust Lust Lust] crackles like a transmission from some spectral AM radio station – one playing tunes from the supergroup that, in an alternate universe, the Ronettes, My Bloody Valentine, and the Velvet Underground formed on a lost weekend.” — ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Noisier than old-school Sonic Youth and every bit as menacing as the Velvet Underground circa ’68.” — ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“A masterpiece from start to finish.” – SOMA

For more info:
http://www.myspace.com/theraveonettes

THE SOUNDS CONFIRMED FOR JUNE 15th PERFORMANCE ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN FIRST SINGLE “NO ONE SLEEPS WHEN I’M AWAKE,” GOES FOR ADDS AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO ON MAY 11th

THE SOUNDS CONFIRMED FOR JUNE 15th PERFORMANCE ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN” FIRST SINGLE “NO ONE SLEEPS WHEN I’M AWAKE,” GOES FOR ADDS AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO ON MAY 11th

U.S. TOUR WITH NO DOUBT KICKS OFF MAY 16TH
Swedish quintet The Sounds have just been confirmed to perform the first single, “No One Sleeps When I’m Awake,” from their forthcoming album, CROSSING THE RUBICON on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on June 15th. The irresistible song, powered by attitude, ambition, and adrenaline, will go for adds at alternative radio on May 11th. Due to the overwhelming demand on the band’s MySpace page and message boards, the band recently kicked off a headlining tour of the States beginning April 27th in Boston, MA, before embarking on a 3-month summer tour as support for No Doubt.

The Sounds’ new album CROSSING THE RUBICON, due out on June 2nd via Original Signal Recordings, follows the trials and tribulations of a tight-knit group of friends that went from playing small clubs in their hometown of Helsingborg, Sweden to entertaining legions of fans around the world. From the romantic combat of “My Lover” to the irresistible insolence of “4 Songs & A Fight,” from the bittersweet “Home Is Where Your Heart Is,” to the infectious chorus of “Beatbox”, CROSSING THE RUBICON is a stunning combination of beautiful melodies, soaring guitar riffs, and boisterous beats, set to the backdrop of the highs and lows of human nature. The band, along with respected producers Adam Schlesinger, James Iha, Matt Mahaffey, Jeff Turzo, Mark Saunders and Tim Anderson produced CROSSING THE RUBICON.

CROSSING THE RUBICON track listing:

1. No One Sleeps When I’m Awake
2. 4 Songs & A Fight
3. My Lover
4. Dorchester Hotel
5. Beatbox
6. Underground
7. Crossing The Rubicon
8. Midnight Sun
9. Lost In Love
10. The Only Ones
11. Home Is Where Your Heart Is
12. Goodnight Freddy

TOUR DATES:

April 27th TT The Bears Boston, MA
April 28th The Mod Club Toronto, ON
April 29th Club Soda Montreal, Quebec
May 1st Port City Music Hall Portland, ME
May 2nd The Note West Chester, PA
May 3rd Giants Stadium – Bamboozle East Rutherford, NJ**
May 5th The Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
May 7th Double Door Chicago, IL
May 8th Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, MN
May 9th The Rave Milwaukee, WI
May 11th Peoples Court Des Moines, IA
May 12th Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
May 13th The Blue Note Columbia, MS
May 14th Marquee Tulsa, OK
May 16th Mandalay Bay – Tiger Jam XII Las Vegas, NV*
May 19th Save Mart Center Fresno, CA*
May 20th Rabobank Arena Bakersfield, CA*
May 22nd Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA*
May 23rd Cricket Wireless Pavilion Phoenix, AZ*
May 25th E Center Salt Lake City, UT*
May 26th The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO+
May 27th Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre Denver, CO*
May 28th Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, NM*
May 29th Take II El Paso, TX*
May 30th Superpages.com Center Dallas, TX*
May 31st Cynthia Woods Mitchell Spring, TX*
June 2nd Ford Amphitheatre Tampa, FL*
June 3rd Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL*
June 4th Club Firestone Orlando, FL
June 5th Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA*
June 6th Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC*
June 8th Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh, NC*
June 10th Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Virginia Beach, VA*
June 11th Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ*
June 13th Post-Gazette Pavilion Burgettstown, PA*
June 14th Nissan Pavilion Bristow, VA*
July 19th White River Amphitheatre Auburn, WA*
July 21st Sleep Train Pavilion Concord, CA*
July 22nd Gibson Amphitheatre Los Angeles, CA*
July 24th Sleep Train Amphitheatre Wheatland, CA*
July 25th Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA*
July 27th Gibson Amphitheatre Universal City, CA*
July 28th Gibson Amphitheatre Universal City, CA*
July 31st Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA*
August 1st Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA*
August 2nd Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA*
August 4th Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA*
August 5th Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
August 8th Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA*

* Supporting No Doubt
** Performing at this year’s Bamboozle Festival

http://www.myspace.com/thesounds