Dan Black “Symphonies” is iTunes Single of the Week

DAN BLACK’S “SYMPHONIES” iTUNES SINGLE OF THE WEEK

Download the track for free on iTunes

DAN BLACK NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES
February 18 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
February 19 – Montreal, QC @ Belmont
February 20 – Toronto, ON @ WrongBar
February 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Cinespace
February 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene / 330 Ritch

Watch “Symphonies” (Official Video) Here.

Watch “Wonder” (Acoustic) Here.

((un)) is a richly-detailed record as strikingly innovative and contrasting as it is sonically impressive. A pop record inspired as much by Black’s love for the “transcendent, emotional wonder” of acts like Nick Drake and Sigur Ros as it is fueled by his passion for the hip hop production of J Dilla, Flying Lotus and Timbaland. Its songs flit seamlessly from throbbing electro-rhythms to heart-tearing strings, from plaintive acoustic guitar strums to shuddering hip hop beats – these are songs which are sure to breathe life, heart and soul out of your stereos.

Josh Dibb Turns Mali Africa Trip Into Charitable Fundrasier

JOSH DIBB’S AFRICAN TRIP HAS BEEN FUNDED BY PAW TRACKS RECORDS!

FUNDRAISER STILL GOING: ALL MONEY RAISED ON KICKSTARTER.COM WILL NOW GO TO AFRICAN CHARITY

DONATIONS MUST BE IN BY DEC 31ST AND GOAL MUST BE REACHED FOR CHARITY TO GET THE $25,000

HELP DEACON AND ANIMAL COLLECTIVE MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MALI AFRICA AND DONATE!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/

Joshua Dibb, aka Deacon of Animal Collective, has been invited to perform at 2010’s Festival in the Desert. The Festival takes place in Essakane, Mali, in the middle of the Sahara on January 7-9. http://www.festival-au-desert.org Originally Josh had started a project on kickstarter.com to fund his trip, and make a CD and book that he would not make a cent from, but would bring awareness to Mali. Now something even better is happening! Due to some conversations and great people the trip will be funded by Paw Tracks (a record label Animal Collective has been using for many years) and all the money raised can go to help Africa.

When Dibb goes to Mali on January 2 Deacon wants to support stopping slavery there and help the region, by bringing $25,000 from music and Animal Collective fans. You can help abolish slavery by donating $10 to $25,000, and get a CD with new music from Deacon in the process if you donate $50 or more at kickstarter.com. Especially at the holiday times it is a chance to give directly to people who REALLY need help. TEMEDT is the Mali organization that the money will go to to create a law that abolishes slavery of the black Tuareg people, set up legal support services for them, create economic development in black Tuareg communities, and give them educational possibilities. It is a true anti-slavery movement. All Ashoka projects are cutting-edge social entrepreneurs, using innovative approaches to create systemic change. http://www.ashoka.org

Deacon will bring his music, heart and soul to Africa. He will be making music, bridges between cultures, and a CD and Book that will make Animal Collective fans and others aware of the plight and beauty of Mali and Africa. He will document the richness of the music, the cross-cultural exchange, the building of relationships, the pointing toward visions of wholeness for the future. Deacon will be playing completely new music at this event. Africa is a country ravaged by Aids, disease, civil war, genocide, poverty and hunger. This festival is an opportunity to celebrate and enhance the beauty and gifts of africa, and to bring healing internally and with the world. Deacon is thrilled to bring music and Animal Collective fans into this healing.

The funds need to be raised by midnight on December 31st, and it has been set up so that we need to reach the goal of 25,000 or it won’t happen. We can do it! Happy Holidays!

MUNICIPAL WASTE TO PERFORM ON FUEL TV’S THE DAILY HABIT CHRISTMAS DAY FRIDAY 12/25/09 @ 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PM PST)

MUNICIPAL WASTE TO PERFORM ON FUEL TV’S THE DAILY HABIT CHRISTMAS DAY FRIDAY 12/25/09 @ 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PM PST)

THE WASTE GEARING UP FOR EUROPEAN, SOUTH AMERICAN, AND JAPANESE DATES

Richmond, Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE will be appearing on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit” on Christmas Day Friday December 25th at 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PM PST). If you want to see MUNICIPAL WASTE’S blistering performance for yourself, make sure you check your local listings for Fuel TV and see what channel “The Daily Habit” airs on in your market. “The Daily Habit” is FUEL TV’s first original daily series, telecast weeknights at 9:00 pm ET (6:00 pm PT) while re-airing later in the evening at 12:00 am ET (9:00 pm PT), and the following weekday at 2:30pm ET (11:30am PT) and 5:30pm ET (2:30 pm PT). “The Daily Habit” encompasses the world of the action sports enthusiast, mixing the best in pop culture with today’s top action sports personalities, cutting-edge music, product reviews, and comedy.

THE WASTE ripped through a set of new tracks from their latest release “Massive Aggressive” including “Wrong Answer” and “Acid Sentence”.

THE WASTE guys had the following to say about their appearance on the show:

Drummer Dave Witte: “I’m thrilled THE WASTE is a part of this as the aggressive nature of our music is a perfect match for the talented athletes they represent in the world of extreme sports.

Guitarist Ryan Waste: It was an interesting and fun experience performing on Fuel TV. The shoot was in the middle of our tour, so it broke up the daily routine. It felt like we were performing on Wayne’s World, partially due to the silent TV countdown and finger point to start the song.

Bassist Land Phil: I had a lot of fun working with the Fuel TV guys and hanging out with Fuel TV girls wasn’t that bad either

After a quick break for the holidays, MUNICIPAL WASTE will be back out on the road. The first leg of the 2010 tour will find the guys in Europe, and then to South America in March. In May THE WASTE will be headlining dates for the first time in Japan. Support for these dates will come from Toxic Holocaust and Warbringer.

The European tour dates are as follows:

1/19 Berlin, Germany – Magnet Club*
1/20 Stuttgart, Germany – Juha West*
1/21 Munich, Germany – Feierwerk*
1/22 Bologna, Italy – Sottotetto Club*
1/23 Treviso, Italy – New Age Club*
1/25 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang*
1/27 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser
1/28 Oslo, Norway – Betong
1/29 Bergen, Norway – Garage
1/30 Birmingham, UK – Academy
2/01 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
2/2. Leeds, UK – The Cockpit
2/4. London, UK – The Scala
2/5. Bolwerk, Netherlands – Sneek*
2/6. Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg*

*Denotes shows with REPROACH

MARCH 2010

3/5 Guadlajara, Mexico – Calle 2

3/6 Mexico City, Mexico – Circo Volador

3/7 Bogota, Colombia – Teatro Metro

3/10 Lima Peru – Barranco Bar

3/11 Santiago, Chile – Teatro Novedades

3/12 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Teatro Roxy

3/13 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Via Marques

3/14 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Teatro Odisseia

MAY 2010

5/12 Tokyo, Japan – Club Quattro

5/13 Nagoya, Japan – Club Quattro

5/14 Osaka, Japan – Club Quattro