Phosphorescent Announces Fall Tour

Phosphorescent Announces Fall Tour!

It began last spring when Phosphorescent’s heartfelt tribute album To Willie (Dead Oceans) received accolades from critics and fans alike. One such fan was the venerable Willie Nelson himself, and soon the band was invited to meet its hero and later perform on his Sirius/XM radio show for his memorable 76th birthday celebration. Phosphorescent is now honored to unite with Mr. Nelson one more time at the legendary Farm Aid in October, alongside luminaries Neil Young, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp and more.

And now for the next chapter. After spending months in the studio, Phosphorescent is ready to showcase songs new and old with fans this fall, beginning with a special hometown show in Brooklyn. All dates below, and in the meantime, catch this video of Phosphorescent performing two gorgeously stripped-down piano and guitar arrangements of “The Last Thing I Needed (First Thing This Morning)” and “At Death, A Proclamation” from the KEXP studios in New York:

9/05/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/02/09 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
10/04/09 St. Louis, MO @ Farm Aid, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10/05/09 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
10/07/09 Nashville, TN @ The End
10/08/09 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
10/09/09 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/11/09 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/12/09 Charlotteville, VA @ IS Venue
10/13/09 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/14/09 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
10/15/09 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/16/09 Providence, RI @ Providence Black Repetory Theater

SHADOWS FALL TO APPEAR ON FUSE TV’S “LET IT ROCK” MONDAY AUGUST 31ST NEW ALBUM RETRIBUTION AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

SHADOWS FALL TO APPEAR ON FUSE TV’S “LET IT ROCK” MONDAY AUGUST 31ST NEW ALBUM RETRIBUTION AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

Shadows Fall will make a special guest appearance on the brand new Fuse TV show “Let It Rock” Monday August 31st at 7:00 pm EST. The band talks about their forthcoming album Retribution and they also show the music video for their first single off of the album “Still I Rise”. The show will re-air on the following days and times:

Tuesday 9/1 @ 3a & 3p

Wed 9/2 @ 12am

Sunday 9/6 @ 5p

Friday 9/11 @ 2am

Saturday 9/12 @ 6pm

Let it Rock premiered Monday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm EST Fans can get the inside track on all things rock with Fuse’s brand new weekly series, “Let It Rock.” Hosted by Juliya, “Let It Rock” will air the latest videos and update viewers on the wide world of rock with news, interviews and special guests. Juliya, Fuse’s resident rock and metal expert, previously hosted Fuse programs “Uranium,” “Slave to the Metal” and “No. 1 Countdown,” and has also been featured in Maxim magazine and Stuff.

Retribution is available for pre-order now. You can choose from a CD, a limited edition CD with a DVD, limited edition VINYL or the extremely limited DELUXE BOX SET, which comes with a CD, DVD, VINYL, an exclusive T-SHIRT, POSTER, PATCH and a FAN CLUB ONLY LAMINATE. It’s all packed up in a sweet RETRIBUTION box. Orders will go fast so get yours now.

If that’s not enough SHADOWS FALL fans can win amazing prizes just from pre-ordering the album! By pre-ordering any version of Retribution fans have the chance to win an extremely limited special “Golden Ticket” that will feature some exclusive prizes and gear from SHADOWS FALL, ESP, Pro-Mark, Zoom, Samson, The Rock Doctors and more.

CLARE AND THE REASONS TO RELEASE ARROW SET THEIR SIGHTS ON FALL TOUR w/THE VIC CHESNUTT BAND FIRST SONG, “OOH YOU HURT ME SO,” AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

CLARE AND THE REASONS TO RELEASE ARROW SET THEIR SIGHTS ON FALL TOUR w/THE VIC CHESNUTT BAND FIRST SONG, “OOH YOU HURT ME SO,” AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

Brooklyn-based Clare and the Reasons, fronted by collaborators Clare and Olivier Manchon, is pleased to announce the release of their sophomore album, Arrow, out October 20th on Frog Stand Records. Arrow features a special guest appearance from Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, and is the followup to their acclaimed debut LP, The Movie, which included contributions from Van Dyke Parks and Sufjan Stevens. Clare and the gang have spent the past two years touring around the world in support of The Movie. Live, they have a steady list of contributors (the ‘Reasons, including members of The National and Beirut), with a lot of instruments– cellos, violas, things to hit, kazoos, baby kotos, saws, recorders.

It took a bit of wood, nails and many blankets to make Arrow in a recording tent built in the Ditmas Park apartment of Clare and the Reasons’ neighbor, friend and engineer, Alex Venguer. Clare and the Reasons deliver an assortment of meticulously constructed and arranged songs, most written by Clare in her very own kitchen, arranged by Olivier in the living room with two cats by his side, and recorded with surgical precision with the help of “Reason” Bob Hart. Walking the line between musical maturity and sophistication and primal, childlike musical instincts, Arrow floats in both worlds, comfortably.

Clare and the Reasons will be touring North America in support of Arrow starting in late October with The Vic Chesnutt Band (featuring Guy Picciotto of Fugazi and members of Thee Silver Mt. Zion). Van Dyke Parks says, “Clare is the Reasons’ raison d’être. Melodious et mysterieux–(the group) defines esprit de corps. (wrapped in) elegant arrangements for your dream escape— Chamber music with edge. Get this Visa to real musical adventure. Totally transportive!”

Arrow Tracklisting:
1. All the Wine
2. Ooh You Hurt Me So
3. Out Team is Grand
4. You Got Me
5. That’s All
6. Mellifera
7. You Getting Me
8. Kyoto Nights
9. This is the Story
10. Perdue a Paris
11. Photograph
12. Murder, They Want Murder
13. Wake Up (You Sleepy Head)

Clare and the Reasons On Tour:
10/20 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Josh Mease
10/23 Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks*
10/24 Montreal, QC @ Ukrainian Federation*
10/25 Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater*
10/26 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
10/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
10/28 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church Sanctuary*
10/29 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar*
10/30 Washington DC @ Black Cat Backstage*
10/31 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox*
11/01 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
11/02 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club*
11/04 Newport, KY @ Southgate House*
11/07 Toronto, ONT @ Lee’s Palace*
* w/The Vic Chesnutt Band

DEAD MAN’S BONES ANNOUNCES PUPPET SHOW RESIDENCY AT THE BOB BAKER MARIONETTE THEATER

DEAD MAN’S BONES ANNOUNCES PUPPET SHOW RESIDENCY AT THE BOB BAKER MARIONETTE THEATER

This September, LA’s Dead Man’s Bones will appear in a special month-long residency at the City’s famed Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Easily the most respected marionette theater in the country, the Bob Baker Theatre will play host to both Dead Man’s Bones and the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s choir, who appear on the band’s self-titled debut. The residency will showcase a unique collaboration between the theater and the band. The band scored and directed these performances, and will be providing the soundtrack to an unusual and remarkable spectacle.

DEAD MAN’S BONES: www.myspace.com/deadmansbones

BOB BAKER THEATHER : www.bobbakermarionettes.com/

DEAD MAN’S BONES RESIDENCY AT THE BOB BAKER MARIONETTE THEATER:

Sept 11, Sept 18, Sept 25. All shows at 8:30pm.

Shwayze – Get U Home

The official music video for Shwayze’s “Get U Home”, from their album “Let It Beat”, due in stores October 27, 2009. The song will also be featured in the movie “Sorority Row”, and the music video is directed by Stewart Hendler, who is also the director of the movie.

Sargent House label offers FREE sampler courtesy of AmazonMP3

The rapidly rising indie label Sargent House is offering a free sampler of its diverse roster of bands beginning this week via AmazonMP3. The 12-song compilation features tracks by RX Bandits, Bygones (Zach Hill & Nick Reinhart), Good Old War, Maps & Atlases, Tera Melos and Red Sparowes. The label sampler includes two singles currently at radio, “My Lonesome Only Friend” (MP3) by RX Bandits and “Looking For Shelter” (MP3) by Good Old War. See full track listing below.

Amazon is currently honoring the indie label on its front page, adding it to the ranks of the online retailer’s other championed imprints. The entire free compilation is available HERE.

Sargent House is a Los Angeles based management company and record label. It was founded in June 2006 by Cathy Pellow who also owns music video production company and syndicated television show Refused TV. Pellow began managing the metamorphic rock outfit RX Bandits in 2006. The band needed to release its new album …And The Battle Begun so Pellow decided to launch her own record label (largely out of interest in doing things differently from the traditional model of record labels.) From that point onward, Pellow continued to manage bands and release records, all under the Sargent House banner.

Listed chronologically from when Pellow first began working with them, Sargent House currently manages the RX Bandits, These Arms Are Snakes, Maps & Atlases, Russian Circles, Tera Melos, Daughters, Red Sparowes, Red Fang, Good Old War, Native, Bygones, Zechs Marquise and Zach Hill. Additionally, Pellow also helms the Rodriguez Lopez Productions imprint, founded by The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. Sonny Kay came from the Gold Standard Labs label as art director for Rodriguez Lopez Productions (RLP) and Sargent House. RLP launched in March 2009, with its first release by El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez titled Cryptomnesia out in May 2009.

Currently, all Sargent House managed bands also have a release on the SH label. Drummer Zach Hill is the most recent management and label signing. His next solo album, Face Tat is slated for release on Sargent House.

Sargent House FREE sampler track listing:

01. Good Old War “Looking For Shelter” (MP3)
02. RX Bandits “My Lonesome Only Friend” (MP3)
03. Maps & Atlases “Ted Zancha”
04. Bygones “Click On That (Smash the Plastic Death)
05. This Town Needs Guns “Chinchilla”
06. Tera Melos “A Spoonful of Slurry”
07. Fang Island “Vlad”
08. Native “Ride The Tide”
09. Red Fang “Sharks”
10. Love You Moon “David’s Birthday”
11. Cast Spells “Glamorous Glowing”
12. Red Sparowes “The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer”

MOTEL MOTEL RETURNS FROM EGYPT, CHECKS IN FOR TWO NIGHTS WITH THESE UNITED STATES BEFORE HEADING TO THE UK

MOTEL MOTEL RETURNS FROM EGYPT, CHECKS IN FOR TWO NIGHTS WITH THESE UNITED STATES BEFORE HEADING TO THE UK

Brooklyn alt-country quintet Motel Motel has been credited with having “influences all over the map,” according to BrooklynVegan, and it seems the band has taken full advantage of that fact this year. Having spent the majority of 2009 traveling around North America, the band is now breaking ground in Egypt and the UK in support of their celebrated Rebel Group debut, the New Denver LP.

On the heels of a cross-country US tour (including a sold-out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom with Harlem Shakes) and a set of Paste/WOXY-presented dates in the Northeast, Motel Motel was flown to Egypt this past month for a two-week long cultural exchange program. The band teamed up with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo as part of the “Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad” program. This incredibly unique opportunity enabled them to tour around the country, working with children in music workshops along the way. Band member Mickey Theis called the recent trip “the most unexpected and exciting thing the band ever fell into.” Though the band was facilitating the youth workshops, the children were not the only ones learning. Theis explains “it taught me about the power of music, the power of music to meld the chasms-political, ideological-that exist between people and between cultures.”

Upon their return, Motel Motel is performing two homecoming shows in New York with electro-folk group These United States before heading to the UK for a tour and several performances at End of the Road festival. The band will then return to Egypt once more in October to play an International music festival, and come winter, will return to the studio to work on the follow-up to New Denver.

Motel Motel’s blend of alt-country and raspy folk rock caught on with writers and fans almost instantly after the band’s self-released EP and subsequent full-length started circulating. NY Press, The Huffington Post, NY Post, and The L Magazine designated them as a “must-hear-band,” SPIN declared the band’s single, “Coffee,” a “Song You Must Hear Now!,” Wired did a feature on the band’s DIY ethics, and Paper recently caught up with the band at their Northside Festival performance.

Motel Motel Upcoming Dates:
Aug.28 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall w/These United States
Sept. 9 London, UK @ Hoxton Bar w/Wave Machines
Sept.11 Brighton, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Sept.12 Brighton, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Sept.13 London, UK @ The Flowerpot
Sept.15 Brixton, UK @ The Windmill

LEGENDARY MANAGER, PRODUCER AND PROMOTER JOHN SCHER WILL DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 4th ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS LAW SEMINAR AT CMJ MUSIC MARATHON & FILM FESTIVAL ON OCT. 23, 2009

LEGENDARY MANAGER, PRODUCER AND PROMOTER JOHN SCHER WILL DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 4th ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS LAW SEMINAR AT CMJ MUSIC MARATHON & FILM FESTIVAL ON OCT. 23, 2009

One-Day Event Offers six MCLE Credits for Attorneys

Hosted by the New York State Bar Association Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section and CMJ Music Marathon

John Scher, Co-CEO of Metropolitan Talent, Inc. will deliver the keynote address at the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) accredited Entertainment Business Law Seminar at CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival in New York City on Friday, October 23, 2009 at New York University’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, in the Richard L. Rosenthal Pavilion. The keynote address is part of an all-day seminar titled The New Deal: Music and Film in a Brand New Environment and is hosted by the Entertainment Arts & Sports Law (EASL) Section of the New York State Bar Association, in association with CMJ Network, Holland and Knight LLP and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.

Mr. Scher, who will speak at the MCLE luncheon, is one of the most well-known and highly respected veterans in live entertainment. He will share his thoughts on the rapid changes in the music industry while sharing experiences of a career that began at age 19 booking shows while attending college. Named Pollstar Magazine’s Bill Graham/Promoter of the year in 2000, Mr. Scher was inducted into Performance Magazine’s “Touring Hall of Fame” and was listed three times as the magazine’s top grossing promoter in the nation.

During the course of the seminar, other entertainment industry leaders will discuss critical legal topics affecting the future of the film and music business including recession-era dealmaking, Internet start-up companies, online privacy rights, ethical negotiation practices, the basics of independent filmmaking and future trends in the film and music industry.

“‘The New Deal’ sums up the business landscape attorneys must understand if they are to help rock stars, filmmakers and other entertainment professionals be successful in a tough economy. This year’s program, including the legendary John Scher, is the best chance for attorneys to stay on top of the complex business, technological and legal issues swirling around the industry,” said Ken Swezey, chairman of the State Bar’s EASL section. “This is one ‘Deal’ that every entertainment attorney should not pass up.”

Joanne Abbot Green, co-owner of CMJ Network Inc. and founder and executive producer of CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival said, “The entertainment industry knows how important the legal profession is to its continued success in these turbulent but exciting times. CMJ is delighted to be a partner in creating a forum for attorneys to discuss the continuing evolution of our industry and the role they must play.”

“Attorneys and business executives from all over the country will learn and share perspectives about practicing entertainment law in this challenging environment. This seminar is a must-attend event that gives lawyers a leg up on the ins and outs of the industry while providing a perfect forum for networking,” said EASL program committee co-chair Rebecca A. Frank.

Lawyers attending the seminar will receive six New York State MCLE credits, consisting of four in Practice Management, one in Skills and one in Ethics, plus a breakfast and luncheon. Both two- and five-day CMJ/CLE registration options also are available to attend all CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival events in addition to the Entertainment Business Law Seminar. The event is open to all CMJ registrants. For two- and five-day registration please visit CMJ’s Web site at www.cmj.com/marathon/cle_registration

Called “the Sundance of Rock n’ Roll,” the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival has featured many of the world’s most influential and revolutionary musicians, artists, cultural and political figures at a variety of events including screenings, Q&A sessions, panel discussions and over 1,300 live music performances. CMJ 2009 continues in that tradition, highlighting the best new music and groundbreaking films. New York City’s largest music event, CMJ Music Marathon is the world’s largest emerging music festival, drawing over 12,000 professionals from all sectors of the music business and over 120,000 music fans, all of whom converge on New York to discover the world’s best new music.

Pricing options – all featuring the John Scher luncheon – include:

Option 1: Entertainment Business Law Seminar Only (Registration fee: $199.00*)

This option includes admission to the Entertainment Business Law Seminar only (Friday, October 23, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), 6.0 New York MCLE credits, written course materials, lunch and refreshments.

Register for this option through the NYSBA Web site: www.nysba.org/EASLCMJ2009.

Option 2: Entertainment Business Law Seminar + 2-day CMJ Music Marathon 2009 Badge (Registration fee: $299.00*)

This option includes admission to the Entertainment Business Law Seminar, 6.0 New York MCLE credits, written course materials, lunch, refreshments and a 2-day CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival 2009 Badge valid during Friday, October 23, 2009 and Saturday, October 24, 2009. The 2-day CMJ Music Marathon 2009 Badge allows access to two (2) full days of events including panels, nighttime admission to New York’s best live music venues to enjoy hundreds of the world’s best new bands in concert and the CMJ Film Festival featuring the very best in major and independent films before they hit theaters.

Register for this option through CMJ Music Marathon Web site: http://www.cmj.com/marathon/register.php.

Option 3: Full 5-day CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival 2009 Badge + Entertainment Business Law Seminar Upgrade (Registration fee: $594.00 [$495.00 CMJ Badge + $99.00 upgrade]*)

This option includes admission to the Entertainment Business Law Seminar, 6.0 New York MCLE credits, written course materials, lunch, refreshments and a 5-day CMJ Music Marathon 2009 Badge valid during Tuesday, October 20, 2009 through Saturday, October 24, 2009. The 5-day CMJ Music Marathon 2009 Badge allows access to five (5) full days of events including panels, nighttime admission to New York’s best live music venues to enjoy hundreds of the world’s best new bands in concert and the CMJ Film Festival featuring the very best in major and independent films before they hit theaters.

Register for this option through CMJ Music Marathon Web site: http://www.cmj.com/marathon/register.php.

*Please note that an additional amount of fifty dollars ($50.00) will be added to the registration fee if you register after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14.

Program panels include:

• Recession Era Dealmaking: Executing industry deals in the current environment.

• Starting from Zeroes: Start-Ups & Digital Distribution: Understanding Internet start-up companies and how artists and entertainment professionals maximize online revenue.

• Footprints in Cyberspace: Following Consumers Online: Analyzing online privacy rules.

• Ethical Negotiation Practices: Examines the ethical rules of negotiating deals.

• From Treatments to Royalties: The Basic Lifespan of an Indie: A walk through the steps of independent film creation.

• Destination Unknown: What’s Next for the Industry in 2010: Exploring the possibilities for the new year.

For more information on programming, schedules and to register for MLCE credits, please visit www.nysba.org/EASLCMJ2009.

To see the full seminar schedule, please visit http://www.cmj.com/marathon/cle_program.php

For two and five-day registration, please visit http://www.cmj.com/marathon/cle_registration.php

To learn more on NYSBA membership and the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section email membership@nysba.org or please visit www.nysba.org/easl .

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About NYSBA: The 76,000 member New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Founded in 1876, State Bar programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years.

About EASL: The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the NYSBA, now in its 22nd year, has a large, active and diverse membership, with lawyers occupying every corner of the entertainment, art and sports law fields, at every level, from law students and first-year attorneys to senior partners at leading national and international firms and senior legal and business affairs and C-level executives at multinational media corporations. The section strives to not only meet the needs of its increasingly specialized and sophisticated membership by providing the best CLE programs and scholarly publications, but also to fulfill its role as advocate for its members’ interests, promote professional responsibility and emphasize the core values of the legal profession.

About CMJ Network Inc.: CMJ Network connects music fans and music industry professionals with the best in new music through interactive media, live events and print. CMJ.com offers a digital music discovery service, information resources, and community to new music fans, professionals, and artists. CMJ Events produces the legendary CMJ Music Marathon, the largest and longest-running music industry event of its kind, in addition to live events and tours across the USA. The weekly music business trade magazine CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ Access is an integrated marketing agency specializing in providing its clients unparalleled access to the college and young adult demographic and emerging music world. Log on to www.cmj.com for more information about all of CMJ’s products and services.

Beak> Self-Titled Debut Album ‘BEAK>’ Released 19th October 2009 on Invada Records Coming out on Ipecac in the US this November

Self-Titled Debut Album ‘BEAK>’ Released 19th October 2009 on Invada Records Coming out on Ipecac in the US this November

BEAK> were formed in January 2009 by three Bristol musicians, Billy Fuller, Matt Williams and Geoff Barrow.

The band have very strict guidelines governing the recording and writing process of their work. The music was recorded live in one room with no overdubs or repair, only using edits to create arrangements. All tracks were written over a twelve-day session in SOA Studio’s, Bristol. The album is to be released on Invada Records UK and Europe.

Sometimes a band can be no more than the sum of it’s parts, but BEAK> are an equation in which it’s impossible to define equivalents or totals. Instead the meeting of three talent’s form a foundation from which idea’s assimilate and propagate. Those talents are:

Billy Fuller. Reared in Bristol, on an aural diet of anything and everything, facilitated later by his time working in the cities top independent record shop Replay Records, and also playing with handfuls of bands – including Invada’s first signing: Fuzz Against Funk, as well as Massive Attack, Robert Plant, and Malakai. Billy is BEAK>’S thoughtful pulse; his bass a forceful origin for their superlative narrative arcs.

Matt Williams. Picked up a Yamaha keyboard aged three and never looked back, as Team Brick creates dissonance that immediately elucidates free forming thought, and impacts heavily on BEAK>’S rolling landscape. He enjoys playing air drums whilst cycling, singing lines from a favourite Latin prayer and doesn’t understand the music he makes himself.

Geoff Barrow. Musician and producer born near Bristol. Best known for forming and producing popular music group Portishead and part owner of the independent record label Invada Records. Commenting on working in BEAK> “its really good to create music under different conditions than you’re used too.”

A limited edition box set version of the album will be available from September direct from the Invada website. Inside a specially designed black Beak> box will be a CD version of the album, a limited edition CD EP, 12” vinyl with 2 bonus tracks and a T Shirt.