SHADOWS FALL TO APPEAR ON NBC’S “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON” THIS THURSDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER, 3RD 2009 NEW ALBUM RETRIBUTION AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

SHADOWS FALL TO APPEAR ON NBC’S “LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON” THIS THURSDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER, 3RD 2009 NEW ALBUM RETRIBUTION AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

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Massachussets’ own SHADOWS FALL will be making their network television debut on the September 3 episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The episode will air tape Thursday afternoon and air Thursday night at 12:35AM EST on NBC.

The new SHADOWS FALL album, Retribution, streets September 15 on the band’s own label, Everblack Industries, which was created in conjunction with Warner Music Group’s ILG, and Ferret Music. For more information on Everblack Industries, please visit www.everblackindustries.com. The blistering new album was produced by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Municipal Waste), with vocal production by Elvis Baskette (Incubus, Alter Bridge).

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. http://shadowsfall.merchnow.com

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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.

MARIACHI EL BRONX RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT MAIN SUPPORT FOR THE KILLERS ON SEVERAL U.S. DATES THIS FALL

MARIACHI EL BRONX RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT MAIN SUPPORT FOR THE KILLERS ON SEVERAL U.S. DATES THIS FALL

MARIACHI EL BRONX, the border-bending reincarnation of LA punk fixtures The Bronx, announced the release of their self-titled debut today on Swami Records. Mariachi El Bronx is an offering of new songs in the grand tradition of Mexican folk music, hallmarked by elements of guitarron and trumpet. The band also announced that they will be performing as main support for The Killers on five dates of their upcoming U.S. tour, beginning on September 15th in Irvine, CA at Bren Event Center.

The new record, produced by Jon Avilla, sees the original Bronx lineup joined by a renowned string quartet. The guitarron, which imparts to the music much of its genuine mariachi flavor, is provided by Vincent Hidalgo, the son of Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo.

The brand-new project has already attracted the attention of the press, with a glowing review coming from the ever-influential NME, saying “it’s with a giant hug and a shot of tequila that we welcome mariachi into our lives.” Getting to the core of the band’s vision, they state “…Going acoustic and dressing in black charro outfits is probably the punkest move they could have taken; El Bronx negotiate in exactly the same way at The Bronx – they don’t. They fear nothing, explore everything and create from the rawest of emotion…” In many ways an homage to the band’s beloved home city of Los Angeles, Mariachi El Bronx sends the message that “LA has not one but two beating hearts;” now there is a Bronx-esque manifestation to represent each of them.

Below are the dates for Mariachi El Bronx with The Killers:

Sept. 15th — Irvine, CA — Bren Event Center
Sept. 22nd — Sacramento, CA — ARCO Arena
Sept. 24th — Portland, OR — Memorial Coliseum
Sept. 25th — Boise, ID — Qwest Arena
Sept. 26th — Salt Lake City, UT — The E. Center of West Valley

WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS RELEASE FULLY ANIMATED VIDEO FOR “MY HEART”

WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS RELEASE FULLY ANIMATED VIDEO FOR “MY HEART”

Wildbirds & Peacedrums has released a beautiful animated video for “My Heart” from their recent album The Snake (The Control Group). The video was directed and animated by fellow Swede Sara Frisk and can be viewed here:

The Snake was released in North America by The Control Group on August 25. Wildbirds & Peacedrums are playing several shows in New York in support of Deerhoof and Fanfarlo and are listed below.

Tue 15 Sep 2009 Le Poisson Rouge, New York City, NY, USA (with Deehoof)
Mon 21 Sep 2009 Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA (with Fanfarlo)
Tue 22 Sep 2009 The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY, USA (with Fanfarlo)

PACSUN KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE CONCERT TOUR NOVEMBER 6TH IN L.A. 2009 PacTour to Feature Headlining Artist Saosin, Co-Supporting Artists, P.O.S. and Innerpartysystem with opening act Eye Alaska

PACSUN KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE CONCERT TOUR NOVEMBER 6TH IN L.A. 2009 PacTour to Feature Headlining Artist Saosin, Co-Supporting Artists, P.O.S. and Innerpartysystem with opening act Eye Alaska

PacSun, the clothing store inspired by the California lifestyle, has officially announced tour kick-off, November 6th in Los Angeles, CA at the House of Blues and wraps December 20th at House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Saosin, P.O.S., Innerpartysystem, and Eye Alaska as well as local battle of the band contest winners will be performing on each date.

“The diverse lineup this year makes me very excited” says Josh Hubberman, Manager of Music Marketing for PacSun. “Kids aren’t just listening to one genre of music these days and PacTour is a great place for them to be exposed to new music styles.” PacSun stores near each tour stop will again play host to PacTour bands each day of the tour for free and intimate in-store acoustic sessions. Not only can fans show up for the performance and meet and greet, but this year, Ernie Ball will be giving away a free guitar at every in-store performance. Stay tuned for specific in-store performance dates and locations.

Saosin erupted out of Orange County in 2003. The follow-up to Saosin’s 2006 self-titled full-length debut, which bowed at No. 22 on The Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, In Search Of Solid Ground charts a journey with universal themes – mankind’s search for truth and meaning, the fragility of relationships, the pain implicit in growth and goodbyes – from a fresh perspective. Hailed as one of the most anticipated albums of 2009 by Alternative Press, In Search Of Solid Ground is a remarkable step forward for Saosin.

P.O.S. (Rhymesayers) is an artist whose music blurs genre lines. His most recent release “Never Better,” equal parts hip-hop and punk rock, stretched far beyond the conventional underground hip-hop scene. It’s been a busy year for P.O.S. who’s traversed the country on his own headline tour, the entire Warped Tour and a stint opening for Atmosphere. New York Times praised P.O.S. as one of the breakout artists of SXSW 2009. ““Never Better,” is an early candidate for best hip-hop album of 2009. P.O.S. has bona fide star quality; it’s easy to imagine him achieving the same level of mainstream success as Mos Def or Common.” – Metromix

Innerpartysystem started writing songs together, inspired by both their love of electronic music and hardcore punk. Says Innerpartysystem: “When you see us, there’s a real aggressive vibe in some ways to what we do, and then there’s also this party atmosphere.” The band has begun working on a second album. “We don’t know exactly what it will become, but this year has been a huge growth experience for all of us. The underlying theme of the material so far just seems to be ‘bigger.’ Bigger sounds, bolder statements, and creating a larger than life video, online, and live presence… like we’ve always done.”

Eye Alaska’s eclectic sound, self-branded as “cinematic rock”, has never been more defined than on new album Genesis Underground. Orchestrated by renowned producer Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More, Sheryl Crow) and co-produced by Eye Alaska’s frontman Brandon Wronski, Genesis Underground encompasses pop rock, hip hop and laid back lounge, building on the Orange, CA quintet’s reputation for grandiose-yet-meticulous delivery. Following their successful main stage performance at Bamboozle left Festival for the second year in a row, Eye Alaska has just wrapped up a U.S. tour with The Cab.

In conjunction with the PacTour, PacSun has launched the PacTour “Battle of the Bands” competition, powered by FameCast, in which bands can enter to perform on their local city date. From the pool of local battle winners, one grand prize winning band will be selected to receive a prize pack worth over $15,000. To enter, check out: pacsun.com/battleofthebands and encourage fans to rate, comment and repost. 6 finalists will be chosen per PacTour market, and will then battle it out for a slot on their local PacTour date.

DATES:
Fri/11-6 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Sat/11-7 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
Sun/11-8 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
Tue/11-10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Wed/11-11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Fri/11-13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre
Sat/11-14 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Sun/11-15 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont
Tue/11-17 Des Moines @ People’s Court
Wed/11-18 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Thu/11-19 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Fri/11-20 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Sat/11-21 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Sun/11-22 Columbus Newport @ Music Hall
Tue/11-24 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Wed/11-25 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Fri/11-27 NJ @ Starland
Sat/11-28 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s
Sun/11-29 Pittsburgh, PA@ Altar Bar
Tue/12-1 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Wed/12-2 State College, PA
Thu/12-3 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
Fri/12-4 Washinton, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sat/12-5 Norfolk, VA @ Norva
Sun/12-6 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Tue/12-8 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Wed/12-9 Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
Thu/12-10 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Sat/12-12 Dallas, TX @ The Door
Sun/12-13 Houston, TX @ Meridian
Tue/12-15 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Thu/12-17 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Fri/12-18 Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
Sat/12-19 San Diego, CA @ Soma
Sun/12-20 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

ABOUT PACSUN
Pacific Sunwear is a leading lifestyle specialty retailer rooted in the youth culture of California. The Company sells casual apparel with a limited selection of accessories and footwear designed to meet the needs of teens and young adults. The Company currently operates 917 stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico.

THE ENTRANCE BAND TO TOUR WITH AMAZING BABY SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW ON ECSTATIC PEACE!

THE ENTRANCE BAND TO TOUR WITH AMAZING BABY SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW ON ECSTATIC PEACE!

Following recent tours with Sonic Youth and Nebula, The Entrance Band will be embarking on a US tour with Amazing Baby next month. Ecstatic Peace! will release The Entrance Band’s self-titled debut on September 1, an incendiary, ten-song journey into the creative group-mind of three talented and inspired musicians; guitarist and vocalist Guy Blakeslee, drummer Derek W. James and bassist Paz Lenchantin. The three players have committed to the full realization of the power trio, the primal impact of guitar, bass and drums throbbing together in electrified unity.

The songs on The Entrance Band feel and sound like a group realizing their own vision, freed from past constraints. The end result is ten powerful songs, working as a whole to create an ethereal yet driving melodic concoction—heavy without being plodding, psychedelic without being whimsical. Blakeslee sings with unbridled emotion and plays left-handed on an upside-down guitar, scraping and bending the strings in search of new sonic adventures. James’ kinetic rhythms conjure dances both ancient and futuristic. Rounded out and locked together by Lenchantin’s primal and pulsating bass lines, the music transcends any retro stylings and brings their sound into the present day and beyond.

The critically acclaimed LP Prayer of Death (2006) was recorded in Chicago under the name Entrance (a vehicle for mostly solo output by Blakeslee), with collaborative input from Lenchantin and James. All three players contributed to the recording process, but it was not until after the completion of that album that the band played live together as a trio for the first time. “This is the beginning,” confirms Guy. “We’ve been together for three years, but this will be our first presentation to the world as a trio.” Now truly a band, they decided to name this, their first unified effort, The Entrance Band.

Co-founder of Ecstatic Peace! Records, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, says, “The Entrance Band’s new music is the most alluring and, yes, entrancing vibe I’ve yet to experience in this new age. A soundtrack for the new groove.”

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“Their music creates the feeling that something fresh and powerful is afoot. A potent mix of political mindedness — including a few conspiracy theories — and musical virtuosity, their songs throb and wail and strive to open minds.” – LA TIMES

“The Entrance Band plays apocalyptic psych-rock that is so good it will make you welcome the end days with open arms, as the guitars menacingly swirl in the background and the drums echo the sound of the four horsemen.” – WASHINGTON POST

“Some dudes play guitar solos, Guy Blakeslee shreds. In The Entrance Band, along with Paz Lenchantin and Derek James, hes reined it all in, harnessed the guitar magic to ridiculously tight drums and bass and turned the whole thing into much more of a group effort. Who knew we’d be able to dance to half of this album and imagine taking acid to the other half?” – THE FADER

THE ENTRANCE BAND TOUR DATES
9/10 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
9/11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
9/12 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
9/15 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
9/17 – Portland, OR – Holocene
9/19 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
9/20 – Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place
9/22 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
9/25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
9/26 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
9/27 – Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
9/29 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio
9/30 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
10/1 – Washington, DC – DC9
10/2 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
10/3 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

All dates with Amazing Baby

SLAYER ANNOUNCES WORLD PAINTED BLOOD CONFIRMED RELEASE DATE, TRACK LISTING, AND BRAND-NEW WEBSITE

SLAYER ANNOUNCES WORLD PAINTED BLOOD CONFIRMED RELEASE DATE, TRACK LISTING, AND BRAND-NEW WEBSITE

The mighty Slayer has confirmed a release date for the band’s 10th studio album: World Painted Blood will be released on Tuesday, November 3 in North America, and on Monday, November 2 to the rest of the world. In addition, Slayer has revealed the complete and correct track listing for the album that can be found on the band’s newly-designed, just-launched website: www.slayer.net

“As we’re so excited about World Painted Blood,” said the band’s Dave Lombardo, “we wanted to do something special for the packaging, and have been working with some really cool ideas. They’ve taken time to get just right, and with our headlining the Mayhem tour for most of the summer, it’s just taken that much longer to get all these great ideas exactly the way we want them.”

There will be three different editions of World Painted Blood – a limited edition CD with multiple CD covers, a deluxe edition CD/DVD, and a high-quality, 180-gram vinyl edition; specifics for all editions will be detailed shortly.

“We hope our fans will like everything about World Painted Blood as much as we do,” Lombardo continued. “Recording this new album has been one of the greatest experiences we’ve had as a band. We were together during the writing process more than we had been for past albums, we worked more collectively, everyone’s suggestions and ideas were heard and considered, and that camaraderie is definitely heard in the new album.

“Keep checking our new website as that’s where everything will be announced first.”

HANNE HUKKELBERG RETURNS TO THE US IN SUPPORT OF BLOOD FROM A STONE

HANNE HUKKELBERG RETURNS TO THE US IN SUPPORT OF BLOOD FROM A STONE

Hanne Hukkelberg is set to touch down in the US for a string of premier show dates. The beloved Norwegian songstress will showcase the unique, tightly orchestrated pop that has made her a Grammy winning artist in her home country and earned her a cult following. Hukkelberg is touring in support of her highly praised third album Blood From A Stone.

Tour Dates As Follows:
September 10 Chicago – The Empty Bottle
September 11 Brooklyn – The Bell House
September 13 Washington – Black Cat
September 14 New York – The Mercury Lounge
September 15 Los Angeles – Spaceland
September 16 Portland – Doug Fir
September 18 Los Angeles РHotel Caf̩

Blood From A Stone is the third album for the Norwegian artist best known for her imaginative use of found sounds and eclectic array of instrumentation. While Hukkelberg spent her formative years playing in various metal bands, the singer admits she lingered over other influences for this collection, most notably post punkers like Sonic Youth, Cocteau Twins, Pixies, Einstüerzende Neubauten and P.J. Harvey. You can also hear a bit of Siouxsie through the glass darkly.

Although it’s immediately apparent that this album rocks more than Hukkelberg’s previous releases (Little Things [2005] and Rykestrasse 68 [2007]), the results are still undeniably idiosyncratic. The bulk of her vocals are first takes, and her lyrics are more direct and less introverted than on previous albums. Musically, the songs continue Hukkelberg’s penchant for combining traditional and unusual instrumentation to form a soundscape. Though a self-described rock album, Blood From A Stone manages to include field recordings of flagpoles, train doors, seagulls, clogs, rocks, kitchen utensils, freezers, stoves and a school desk – with no traditional drum kit to be found. All instruments were tuned by ear; digital tuners were banned from the studio.

“So intricate that it becomes interactive” – Pitchfork

“Hukkelberg points to her most interesting “found sound”: banging a metal stick inside a freezer — a fitting addition considering the singer spent seven months recording the album in a similarly cold and barren place near the Polar Circle.” – VenusZine

Casxio

CASXIO

Casxio (Ca-See-Oh) are a refreshing devine fusion of disco, funk and rock n’ roll. Reminiscent of a sound that first infiltrated our airwaves over a quarter of a century ago, Casxio is what happens when Prince, the Talking Heads, and Sly Stone all get their hearts broken by the same girl .

About to head to the East Coast for select tour dates this October, including CMJ ’09 (to coincide with their forthcoming EP ‘Seventeen’). We are more than proud to introduce a band certain to generate a buzz from their unique 70’s inspired sound and top notch live delivery.

Watch Casxio’s Boiling Point

Featured on their forthcoming EP this October

Inspired by the soulful falsetto balladry of classic icons as diverse as Curtis Mayfield, and Hall & Oates, Casxio’s aim is to “be more than just a friend to you” -Bringing the intensity and emotion back into a world where pop has become stagnant and disposable, this West Coast four-piece revives the timeless soul and funk feeling we’ve been long since waiting for.

Leadman Lucas Guerin, joined by band mates Eric Saez (guitar), Andrea Choe (keys), and Zach Schrock (drums) are Casxio, a band steadily enticing audiences of jaded head-boppers to partake in a bacchanalian celebration of music that one cannot help but move to.

Indeed, you may not have heard of this Los Angeles based quartet Casxio until now, however it’s a matter of time before they are on everyone’s radar and playlists this summer and beyond. Since their inception in 2007, Casxio has developed an impressive retinue, hailed by critics and garnering a loyal following of revelers, (including cohorts Sam Sparro, Yelle and Datarock).

Frontman Lucas Guerin, insouciant Frenchman and main songwriter behind Casxio’s masterpieces, holds down lead vocals and bass, smoldering with unabashed soulfulness. Born into a family of notable French jazz musicians, Lucas learned to foster a love for soul, rhythm, and movement from a very young age. With Grandfather Roger Guerin (who played alongside iconic figures such as Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong), a mother who is a classically trained pianist and a father who plays jazz piano and flute, making music is in his blood.

Through equal parts perseverance and good fortune, Lucas has managed to compose a band of enigmatic, mesmerizing characters who together, both entice and enthrall. Guitarist Eric Saez, an NYU accredited thespian, brings with him an animal magnetism not be denied. Andrea Choe, the quixotic keyboardist whose curricular activities include PhD research of parasitic reproduction, manages to dance the fine line between erotically charged and untouchable; Zach Schrock, the drummer eliciting unwitting hip-thrusts from the would-be disaffected, alternates his time as a keen photographer,

With this band we find ourselves experiencing a new wave of appreciation and need to re-visit a time when music transcended any scene and any genre. Casxio wants to rock with you, and celebrate a resurgence of retro. With a cross-over appeal that spans generations of housewives, hipsters and home-boys alike, Casxio possess that lasting quality that far surpasses any fleeting trend.

LULLABYE ARKESTRA KICK OFF THE RELEASE OF THREATS/WORSHIP LP WITH MP3 GIVE-AWAY, PARTNERSHIP WITH INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES THREATS/WORSHIP OUT TODAY ON VICE RECORDS

LULLABYE ARKESTRA KICK OFF THE RELEASE OF THREATS/WORSHIP LP WITH MP3 GIVE-AWAY, PARTNERSHIP WITH INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES THREATS/WORSHIP OUT TODAY ON VICE RECORDS

Husband and wife duo Lullabye Arkestra have spent the better part of the last decade nurturing a loyal following, touring the world, and leaving a trail of sweaty, glassy-eyed converts in their wake. They made their name the old-fashioned way – by interacting directly with fans. So it’s no surprise that the Toronto-based act has marked the release of their new LP, Threats/Worship, by giving away 5 of the albums tracks to the blogs and websites that have been instrumental in spreading the Lullabye Arkestra gospel. Accompanying these free mp3 give-ways are a series of videos capturing the stripped-down ferocity of the band’s live show.

In an era when the act of purchasing music has been reduced to a button click, the band has teamed up with ThinkIndie, the digital storefront for some of the best independent record stores in the country, to make Threats/Worship a tacticle and personal experience. The first of its kind, the band’s partnership with ThinkIndie allows consumers to purchase a limited-edition, alternative packaging of the record through a local record store of their choice. The record can either be delivered to the purchaser or, at a reduced price, picked up at the record store itself. Record-buyers can purchase Threats/Worship with the ease and convenience offered by digital retailers, while supporting their favorite local and independent record stores.

PRESS ON LULLABYE ARKESTRA:

“…easily one of the most surprising extreme music acts we’ve seen all year.” – SELF-TITLED MAGAZINE

“The album is an enthralling, epic affair that unites bare-bones bravado with grandiose doom metal and explosive rock ‘n’ roll gusto” – CHART ATTACK