METALSUCKS.NET TO PREMIERE NEW MUDVAYNE SINGLE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE FRIDAY 10/30/09 AT 1:00 PM EST

METALSUCKS.NET TO PREMIERE NEW MUDVAYNE SINGLE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE FRIDAY 10/30/09 AT 1:00 PM EST

SELF-TITLED ALBUM IN STORES DECEMBER 22, 2009

MUDVAYNE has teamed up with the dudes at METALSUCKS.NET to give the fans a taste of their new self-titled album. Starting today at 1:00 PM EST , METALSUCKS.NET will be hosting an exclusive stream of the new MUDVAYNE track “Heard It All Before”. This is the only place you can hear the song until the album comes out in December, so make sure to head over to METALSUCKS.NET and check out “Heard It All Before” .

MUDVAYNE are back with a self-titled release that will hit stores on December 22, 2009 and leave fans blown away by its eclectic complexity and brutality. MUDVAYNE’S last record “The New Game”, produced two hit singles; the #1 ‘Do What You Do’ and ‘Scarlet Letters’ are continuing to receive massive radio airplay and video rotation on MTV2 and Fuse. One could say that this new album is the hardest, but yet most melodic record MUDVAYNE has ever created.

Alongside the blistering new tunes. MUDVAYNE have outdone themselves once again with the mind-blowing packaging for the new album. The new album is revolutionizing album artwork design, as this is the first album to ever use black light reactive ink. Every bit of art and text in the packaging of the record will be printed on ink that can only be seen with a black light. Fans receiving this record as a gift during the holiday season, could truly have a “White Christmas” courtesy of MUDVAYNE .

The album will be available in three formats. Those include, the standard jewel case edition, a deluxe edition that comes with a black light, and the super deluxe edition that includes a larger black light, a special edition black light reactive poster, and more.

Drink Up Buttercup Hit The Road Running Tour Dates Announced

Drink Up Buttercup Hit The Road Running Tour Dates Announced

10/31 – PA’s Lounge – Somerville, MA
11/10 – The Zodiac – Baltimore, MD (w/ Blood Warrior)
11/11 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Blood Warrior)
11/12 – Union Hall – Brooklyn, NY – (w/ Blood Warrior)
11/16 – The Social – Orlando, FL (w/ Stellastarr*)
11/17 – Whirlyball – Atlanta, GA (w/ Stellastarr*)
11/18 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC (w/ Stellastarr*)
11/19 – Rock n roll hotel – Washington, DC (w/ Stellastarr*)

After a spectacular series of shows at this years CMJ, Drink Up Buttercup are not resting on their laurels. They’re heading out on tour playing shows with Blood Warrior and Stellarstarr*.

“they turn into the bastard sons of Shane MacGowan and Tom Waits, pounding on garbage cans and deftly mixing theatrical swagger with plenty of punk-rock ‘tude. Not many bands can mix homemade percussion, three-part harmonies, a melodica, and some opera training (no lie—lead singer James Harvey can bust out the vibrato when called upon), and make it all sound like this much beer-soaked, unpretentious fun” –Andy Hermann, Metromix New York

Drink Up Buttercup, a quartet from Philadelphia that lunges joyously into every jangly chord and full-throated chorus… brought a smile to every face I could see, and the bashing on that garbage can lid couldn’t obscure some genuinely pretty and expressive harmonies on “Lovers Play Dead,” –Ben Sisario, NY Times

“They really keep the true spirit of punk alive, from the busted up instruments (trash cans figure heavily) to their aggressively joyful performance. It’s really barely contained disorder on stage — but it all works because underneath that sonic mess, there is also some solid musicianship.” –Emily Hulme, AMNY

“Proving yet again that energy and resourcefulness are more important for a good set that a good PA.” –Michael Tedder, CMJ

“The thing about Drink Up Buttercup is that it revels in madness. Its music is psychedelic, anthemic and loose.” –Colin St John, Time Out NY

“Lumbering drums, jangling shakers, electronic squiggles, and lots of…ragged shouts accompany the strutting bass line and stomping guitar….it’s all just loose and playful enough to avoid coming across as overly nostalgic.” -Pitchfork

“The Beatles on the greatest acid trip I could ever hope to hear about again and again.Tthe sound of this band is something that few other groups have been able to master.” -Fearless Radio

Drink Up Buttercup signed with Yep Roc Records and their first offering is the single ‘Even Think’, a fast-paced fist-pumper, driven by frenzied organ arpeggios and swelling vocal harmonies reminiscent of the sound of Brian Wilson re-imagining The Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat – all recorded and mixed in less than 24 hours as a lo-fi gift for their fans sonically unique from their other recorded material. If this is the kind of studio magic that is conjured in less than one day you won’t believe your ears when you get to hear the full length coming in early 2010 recorded by Philly’s veritable go-to guy, Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man) and mixed by Rusty Santos, the man responsible for the sound that graced Panda Bear’s Person Pitch.

The single is backed by an all new alternate version of the live performance fan favorite “Heavy Hand,” and this digital 45 can be downloaded for FREE at Yep Roc’s site (Click HERE for link). And for all the vinyl junkies out there the 7” only version will feature a cover of the Buzzcocks classic “Why Can’t I Touch It.” Expect two amazing reworks of the single courtesy of electro-pop meastro Cale Parks and renowned party-starter Andrew WK.

Drink Up Buttercup is truly the story of hard work and dedication. There was no stumbling upon an album deal, they earned it the good old-fashioned way by working their backsides off for it. This year alone they released a 7” (Sosey&Dosey/Farewell Captain) on Kanine Records (Grizzly Bear, Chairlift), recorded an entire full-length album, all while playing 60+ self-booked shows. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Bishop Allen, The Fiery Furnaces, Tune-Yards, Clues, Marnie Stern and Free Energy and if you were lucky enough to catch them live at SXSW, New York’s After The Jump or the countless other shows, consider yourself a member of a privileged club because it won’t be as exclusive for too much longer.

Always planning the next trip, Drink Up Buttercup will be hitting the road again introducing more people to the onstage fracas of fretboards, drumsticks, elbows, metal lockers, mannequin heads, and trashcan lids thrashing through the air. Yet somehow avoiding serious injury to themselves, and always leaving the audience exhausted but eager for more in fashion that The New York Times declares “mesmerizes and clobbers live.”

“Beatle-esque but in a kitchen sink kind of way.” – Brooklyn Vegan

Pete Yorn to Takeover WXPN’s All About the Music Blog Singer-songwriter to guest author posts throughout week of November 2

Pete Yorn to Takeover WXPN’s All About the Music Blog Singer-songwriter to guest author posts throughout week of November 2


WXPN
, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced that Pete Yorn will takeover its All About the Music Blog next week. Yorn will guest author the blog, writing about what he is seeing and discovering right now in pop culture on November 3, 4 and 5.

“This is a unique opportunity for our readers to connect with XPN artists on a more personal level,” said Bruce Warren, All About the Music Blog Editor and Assistant General Manager for Programming at WXPN. “We’re incredibly excited to have Pete as a guest author on our blog and look forward to sharing his posts with our readers.”

Yorn first gained international recognition when his music appeared in the Farrelly Brothers’ film Me, Myself and Irene. He is currently on tour behind his new album Fourth and recently released Break Up, an album of duets with singer/actress Scarlett Johansson.

This blog takeover is part of a series of takeovers which will be published throughout the months of November and December. Additional participating artists include Joshua James, Erin McKeown and more.

ARMS RELEASES US DEBUT, KIDS AFLAME, OUT NOW ON GIGANTIC MUSIC! OFFERS NEW “TIGER TAMER” MP3 FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

ARMS RELEASES US DEBUT, KIDS AFLAME, OUT NOW ON GIGANTIC MUSIC! OFFERS NEW “TIGER TAMER” MP3 FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

Gigantic Music (The Walkmen, Harlem Shakes) is pleased to announce the long-awaited release of ARMS (Todd Goldstein, guitarist for Harlem Shakes)’ full-length debut, Kids Aflame, in the US! Previously only available on import through Melodic Records in the UK, the US version of Kids Aflame, complete with bonus tracks, is out this week digitally through Gigantic Music! In celebration of Kids Aflame’s release, Todd is giving away a free mp3 Download for the song “Tiger Tamer” off the record. After several performances at CMJ last week, ARMS will also be playing a CD release show in NYC at Pianos on Thursday, November 12th.

To people with a passing interest in such things, Todd Goldstein is the guitarist in the Brooklyn indie-pop band Harlem Shakes. To those who listen closely, though, Todd Goldstein is ARMS, a persona he’s been crafting since 2004. As ARMS, Goldstein takes up a decidedly slower, sweeter, sloppier endeavor, working alone and singing in a sad, idiosyncratic baritone. By most definitions of the well-worn term, Kids Aflame is a lo-fi album-Goldstein cobbled the record together over three years, holing up with a single microphone and a laptop in a series of rickety bedroom recording spaces. And yet, the songs speak to something grander than lo-fi’s usual emotional vocabulary, harnessing elements of shoegaze and classic country,

For all of the labels that could apply to ARMS, Goldstein’s mission is simple: to build music that keeps lonely listeners company and guides them safely through the night.

“A wild and refreshingly noisy ride.” -NME

“Bedroom-crafted gems that range from Juno-ready ukulele jams to spazzy freak outs.” – SPIN.com “25 Must-Hear Artists from the CMJ Festival”

“a one-man pop confectionary machine created by Todd Goldstein… ARMS’ debut has already been warmly embraced in the UK, but now those in need of swoon-appropriate melancholy-pop can finally get their paws on this little gem.” – Interview Magazine

“…quite impressive” – Huffington Post

“A fine debut album matching both the romantic streak of Conor Oberst and multi-instrumental sophistication of Sufjan Stevens” –Q Magazine (**** ‘Recommended’)

“…understated and intricately crafted folk bound by unpretentious harmonies, tambourines and a chorus of finger-snapping. Over the course of the album Goldstein develops his deeply textured landscape, adding handclaps, palm pats and other unorthodox percussion to his homegrown sonics while creating a signature sound that should launch his solo career.” – CMJ

“New York indie rock vet Todd Goldstein pops out a solo project that… refuses to settle on one sound…an effervescent affair with a proper dose of gravity…to which we say: Amen.” – Black Book

“You could dig through a whole month’s worth of fuzzy, home-recorded pop and not find a record as sweetly weird, as intelligently eccentric as this one. (Some of us have.) ‘Kids Aflame’ is the good stuff, as loosely played as it is meticulously plotted.” –Dusted Magazine

Bands Announced For The Twilight Saga: New Moon Talent Tour

Bands Announced For The Twilight Saga: New Moon Talent Tour

Sure, the holiday season is coming up fast, but the much-anticipated theatrical release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon on November 20 is coming up even faster. However, many of you Twilight fans won’t even have to wait that long for your fix; beginning November 6, the Twilight Saga: New Moon Talent Tour — featuring appearances by cast members from the film, and performances by artists who appear on the film’s critically-acclaimed soundtrack — will be hitting Hot Topic locations across the country.

The tour kicks off with a massive shindig at LA’s Hollywood & Highland mall, featuring performances by Death Cab For Cutie, Band of Skulls, Sea Wolf and Anya Marina, as well as a Q&A session with some of the cast members. Musical performances and the Q&A session are open to the public; but if you want to get your Twilight goodies or various parts of your body signed by the cast members, you’ve got to go to the Hollywood & Highland Hot Topic at 8 AM on Saturday, October 31, where the purchase of a commemorative Twilight Saga: New Moon T-shirt will get you a non-transferable wristband that will guarantee your access to the November 6 signing.

The other dates on the tour will feature either Anya Marina or Hurricane Bells, as well as
additional cast Q&A sessions and signings. Can we get an amen — or at least an OMG!? Official dates and locations of the Twilight Saga: New Moon Talent Tour are as follows:

11/6 Hollywood — Hollywood & Highland Hot Topic (feat. Death Cab For Cutie, Band of Skulls, Sea Wolf, Anya Marina)
11/10 Chicago — Fox Valley Mall (Anya Marina)
11/10 Philadelphia — Cherry Hill Mall (Hurricane Bells)
11/11 Minneapolis — Mall of America (Anya Marina)
11/12 Boston — Natick Collection (Hurricane Bells)
11/12 Seattle — Westfield Southcenter (Anya Marina)
11/14 Salt Lake City — Fashion Place (Anya Marina)

YEASAYER TO RELEASE FIRST NEW SINGLE ON NOV 3, 2009 ‘AMBLIN ALP’ IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT YEASAYER.NET LIMITED VINYL 12” IN STORES INCLUDES REMIXES FROM MEMORY TAPES AND DJ/RUPTURE

YEASAYER TO RELEASE FIRST NEW SINGLE ON NOV 3, 2009 ‘AMBLIN ALP’ IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT YEASAYER.NET LIMITED VINYL 12” IN STORES INCLUDES REMIXES FROM MEMORY TAPES AND DJ/RUPTURE

On November 3rd, 2009 Yeasayer will reemerge with “Ambling Alp,” the first single off their sophomore record ODD BLOOD (due February 2010 on Secretly Canadian). This will be the first recording since Yeasayer’s contribution of “Tightrope” to the Dark Was The Night benefit compilation and their critically acclaimed debut LP All Hour Cymbals (Nov. 2007). The single will be released digitally and on a limited 12″ vinyl packaged in a space age colored metallic sleeve that will also feature remixes by Memory Tapes and DJ /rupture.

Recorded & produced by Yeasayer – with engineer Steve Revitte and mixed by Britt Myers – it’s immediately clear with “Ambling Alp” that the band have advanced drastically in their songwriting and studio abilities. With “Ambling Alp” they’ve crafted nothing short of a pop anthem.

A stand out from their recent live sets at Pitchfork Festival, Bonnaroo and supporting Bat For Lashes, Yeasayer will play “Ambling Alp” among other new tracks from ODD BLOOD on there upcoming set at Fun Fun Fun Fest as well as a small handful of north east dates before going underground until the albums release in 2010.

If you can’t wait until November 3rd to get your copy, download “Ambling Alp” for FREE at www.yeasayer.net

SLAYER TO HIJACK MYSPACE MUSIC FOR A VERY SCARY HALLOWEEN

SLAYER TO HIJACK MYSPACE MUSIC FOR A VERY SCARY HALLOWEEN

It’s going to be a very scary Halloween weekend at MySpace Music, thanks to Slayer.

Starting tonight at Midnight, Slayer will commandeer the site’s Music Home Page and brand new Music Video Home Pagefor the entire Halloween weekend.

The first Slayer Halloween treat will be the exclusive premiere of Slayer’s brand new album, World Painted Blood, which is due in stores next Tuesday, November 3. You’ve probably heard a few morsels from it – “Psychopathy Red,” “Hate Worldwide,” and the title track – but now you’ll be able to hear “Snuff,” “Public Display of Dismemberment,” “Not of This God,” and “Beauty Through Order” – the whole thing, start to finish and on demand – until Tuesday when you can own your very own copy.

But if you really want to get creeped out this Halloween, then check out the video graphic novel “Playing With Dolls,” which will be exclusively available for viewing on MySpace Music only through the weekend, and then on Tuesday as part of the World Painted Blood Deluxe Edition.

No mere music video, the 20-minute “Playing with Dolls” (which is included in the World Painted Blood Deluxe Edition) was created and directed by Mark Brooks (Metalocalypse) and is a stark, 12-part nightmare that breathes corrupt life into Slayer’s latest syllabus of stalkers, psychopaths and serial killers, merging their aberrant psyches into the supremely focused desire of a single, merciless malcontent. A methodical distillation of one man’s lethal frenzy, the film follows the gruesome outbursts of a nameless protagonist. He is not an indiscriminate murder junkie, but rather a highly creative snuff-artist with a deeply personal sense of purpose – a man for whom murder is the only conceivable way forward. With a black heart hardened by tragedy, he chooses his victims carefully. His methods are as grisly and varied as they are poetic.

To complete this seizing of MySpace Music, every slot on the MySpace’s Music Video Homepage will be filled with Slayer music videos, shout-outs, digital clips of the band providing some behind-the-scenes perspective on World Painted Blood, and other terrifying tidbits.

Motion City Soundtrack Announce Select Dates with Weezer this December!

Motion City Soundtrack Announce Select Dates with Weezer this December!

New York, NY – Motion City Soundtrack are thrilled to announce that they’ll be joining Weezer this December for some select live shows! Kicking off in Chicago December 1st at the Aragon Ballroom, this run will see MCS playing dates in the Midwest and along the East Coast with the like-minded pop rockers. Before heading out on this short trek, Motion City Soundtrack will play to hometown fans and friends at a sold out Triple Rock Social Club show on Halloween Eve aka Mischief night. And directly following the Weezer dates, MCS will return to Chicago for a sold out exclusive three night stand at Lincoln Hall where the band will perform their first three albums in their entirety over three separate nights – I AM THE MOVIE on December 18th, COMMIT THIS TO MEMORY on December 19th, and EVEN IF IT KILLS ME on December 20th.

There is a lot of excitement in the Motion City Soundtrack camp as the band gears up for the release of their major label debut – MY DINOSAUR LIFE. The first single off the album – “Disappear” – is currently being streamed on the band’s web site and is available for purchase exclusively through iTunes.

Stay tuned as more details and exciting happenings will be revealed very soon!

Oct. 30th Triple Rock Social Club (MCS Headline) Minneapolis, MN *SOLD OUT*

Dec. 1st Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL

3rd Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI

7th Agganis Arena Boston, MA

9th Patriot Center @ George Mason Fairfax, VA

10th Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ

18th Lincoln Hall (MCS Headline/I Am The Movie) Chicago, IL *SOLD OUT*

19th Lincoln Hall (MCS Headline/Commit This to Memory) Chicago, IL *SOLD OUT*

20th Lincoln Hall (MCS Headline/Even If It Kills Me) Chicago, IL *SOLD OUT

IRISH MUSIC PHENOMENON CELTIC WOMAN TO RELEASE NEW CD SONGS FROM THE HEART ON MANHATTAN RECORDS JANUARY 26TH “CELTIC WOMAN – SONGS FROM THE HEART” PBS TV SPECIAL TO BEGIN AIRING OCTOBER 29TH

IRISH MUSIC PHENOMENON CELTIC WOMAN TO RELEASE NEW CD SONGS FROM THE HEART ON MANHATTAN RECORDS JANUARY 26TH “CELTIC WOMAN – SONGS FROM THE HEART” PBS TV SPECIAL TO BEGIN AIRING OCTOBER 29TH

“One of the most wildly popular singing groups on the planet”

– The Cincinnati Examiner

October 28, 2009 – New York – The Irish music phenomenon, Celtic Woman has earned international recognition for their heavenly melodies and magnificent live shows. The 5 member Irish female ensemble known for putting a modern twist on the Celtic sound is set to release their new CD and DVD, Songs from the Heart, through Manhattan Records on January 26th. The CD features studio recorded versions of songs performed during the PBS Special “Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart”. Recorded live in HD in the lush Irish country setting of the majestic Powerscourt House & Gardens, the special will be featured on the DVD portion of Songs from the Heart and will air on PBS beginning October 29th.

Beautifully capturing the pure essence of Celtic Woman, musical director David Downes showcases the celestial sounds of vocalists Lisa Kelly, Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary and Alex Sharpe along with the dynamic inventiveness of Celtic Violinist Máiréad Nesbitt on Songs from the Heart. The Songs from the Heart CD/DVD will include contemporary hits like Mariah Carey’s “When You Believe,” Sting’s “Fields of Gold,” and Billy Joel’s “Goodnight My Angel” as well as the Irish classics “Galway Bay” and “My Lagan Love”.

Celtic Woman is currently on the last leg of their “Isle of Hope” tour with US dates through November. The group continues to delight fans moving seamlessly between Irish classics, contemporary covers and original compositions including their current single – the uplifting “O,America!”. Written exclusively for the group, “O,America!” has been touching the hearts of Americans with its patriotic and inspirational message. The song will also be featured on the Songs from the Heart CD/DVD and PBS special. A new tour is being planned for the upcoming year and will include a two night stop at the legendary Radio City Music Hall.

In only four years, Celtic Woman has had CD and DVD sales topping 4 million, played 9 US tours, and performed for almost a million people. Their last three PBS specials have aired close to 14,000 times on 685 PBS stations across the country. “Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart” marks the group’s 5th collaboration with PBS. As a testament to the group’s ability to cross musical and cultural boundaries, Celtic Woman were invited to perform on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars singing the Brendan Graham original “You Raise Me Up” for 23 million viewers. A true celebration of Ireland and Celtic Woman’s unforgettable signature style, Songs from the Heart will touch fans of all ages and cultures.

Songs from the Heart CD Track Listing

1. Fields of Gold
2. Amazing Grace
3. Níl Sé’n Lá
4. My Lagan Love
5. When You Believe
6. The New Ground – Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
7. The Coast of Galiçia
8. Non C’è Più
9. The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress
10. You’ll Be In My Heart
11. Goodnight My Angel
12. Galway Bay
13. The Lost Rose Fantasia
14. O, America!