Summer Camp “Young” EP Out September 6th on Moshi Moshi

MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS PREPARE FOR RELEASE OF
SUMMER CAMP’S YOUNG EP

AVALIABLE DIGITALLY SEPTEMBER 6TH AND IN STORES THIS NOVEMBER

FULL-LENGTH DEBUT COMING SPRING 2011

Moshi Moshi Records proudly announce the September 6th release of Summer Camp’s Young EP. The EP marks the UK duo’s North American debut, and the latest release for the storied UK indie label on this side of the Atlantic. It also serves as a precursor to their forthcoming full-length debut, due out in Spring 2010.

Summer Camp started almost accidentally as a clandestine musical project by the London based duo Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley. Yet the strength of their hazy nostalgic take on John Hughes teen-dream inspired pop was not an easily confined secret, even if their identities and country of origin originally were. Their early single “Ghost Train” drew notice from tastemakers like Gorilla Vs. Bear, who became an early champion of the group whose bio was short on details and stocked with a few red herrings about summer camp in Sweden.

A year on, and with a UK 7″ release and some touring under their belt, The BBC writes that Summer Camp’s Young EP “comes crashing on, bristling with gems from a bygone era where the permanence of relationship drama has been sieved out.” The EP serves as a fitting introduction to a group with enough “pop juice on display to suggest that this is just the beginning.” This fall and winter sees the duo touring Europe and putting finishing touches on their full-length debut, due out some time in Spring 2011. Next year they plan to tour North America in support of its release.

View the videos for the singles “Round the Moon” and “Ghost Train” below.
“Round the Moon”

“Ghost Train”

Young EP – Track Listing

1. Round the Moon
2. Was It Worth It?
3. Veronica Sawyer
4. Why Don’t You Stay?
5. Ghost Train
6. Jake Ryan

The Chap Reveal their Day Jobs in New Video, Release Teengirl Fantasy Remix

THE CHAP DEBUT VIDEO FOR “WE WORK IN BARS,” RELEASE TEENGIRL FANTASY REMIX OF “EVEN YOUR FRIEND”

London/Berlin-based pop-manglers the Chap have debuted the video for their single, “We Work in Bars,” (available here for mp3 download) off their fourth album, Well Done Europe, on Lo Recordings. They are also releasing a Teengirl Fantasy remix of the track “Even Your Friend”.

To create the stop motion video, director Harry Rambaut made The Chap spend endless mornings in a North London boozer. He threw buckets of water and pints of ale at them, made them change facial expressions every five seconds for hours on end, and had them fall off a bar stools in twenty stages. In short: it took a long time to make. It was well worth the wait, though! We’ll drink to that!

Now putting their touch on the Chap’s second single off Well Done Europe, Teengirl Fantasy has come to prominence with their remixes of HEALTH, Memory House, These are Powers, Telepathe, Neon Indian and Light Asylum. Their remix of “Even Your Friend” (video for album version here) takes the frenetic pop of the original and adds a layer of haze and drops the tempo, resulting in a dream-pop take on the song miles away from the original.

SCION GARAGE FEST LINEUP ANNOUNCED INCLUDES APPEARANCES BY BEST COAST, THE OBLIVIANS, THE RAVONETTES, THE PONYS, AND MANY MORE

SCION GARAGE FEST LINEUP ANNOUNCED INCLUDES APPEARANCES BY BEST COAST, THE OBLIVIANS, THE RAVONETTES, THE PONYS, AND MANY MORE

FREE FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 2nd IN LAWRENCE, KS

Scion A/V are pleased to announce another entry in their ongoing Garage Fest series. The free festival will be taking place on October 2nd at a variety of venues in downtown Lawrence, KS. The line up features performances by Best Coast, Thee Oh Sees, The Ponys, Times New Viking, Digital Leather, The Raveonettes, King Khan & The Shrines, The Gories, The Clean and a very rare appearance by The Oblivians, among many, many others (full lineup on the flier below).

About Scion:

Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features three ground-breaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle and the tC sports coupe. Scion launches the all-new, premium micro-subcompact iQ in early 2011. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit www.scion.com.

GOO GOO DOLLS NEW ALBUM, SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US, OUT TODAY ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

GOO GOO DOLLS NEW ALBUM, SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US, OUT TODAY ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

CATCH THE BAND PERFORMING ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO AND LOPEZ TONIGHT

Burbank, CA – Something For The Rest Of Us, the new studio album from best-selling rock band GOO GOO DOLLS, is out today on Warner Bros. Records. In conjunction with its release, the band will perform their current single “Home,” on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Sep 1st, on also on TBS’s Lopez Tonight on Sep 13th. Check local listings for details.

Written and recorded over the past few years, Something For The Rest Of Us delivers another dose of great GOOS’ songs such as “Sweetest Lie,” “One Night,” “Soldier,” and “Home.” With his songwriting, singer-guitarist Johnny Rzeznik confronts some of the issues that have become part of many people’s everyday lives.

Catch GOO GOO DOLLS on the road this fall! Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Sun Sept 5 Mount Pearl, NL Glacier Concert Park
Fri Sep 24 Hard Rock Hotel Biloxi, MS
Tues Sept 28 Syracuse, NY Crouse Hinds
Wed Sept 29 Kingston, RI Ryan Center (URI)
Sat Oct 2 Oxford, OH Millett Hall (Miami Univ.)
Sun Oct 3 Madison, WI Overture Hall
Tues Oct 5 Ft Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre
Wed Oct 6 Toledo, OH Stranahan
Thurs Oct 7 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
Sun Oct 10 Green Bay, WI Weidner Center (UWGB)
Mon Oct 11 Sioux Falls, SD Augustana College
Fri Oct 15 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Sat Oct 16 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre
Mon Oct 18 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
Tues Oct 19 University Park, PA Eisenhower Hall
Wed Oct 20 Kingston, NY Ulster PAC
Sat Oct 23 Latrobe, PA St Vincent College
Sun Oct 24 Mansfield, PA Decker Gymnasium (Mansfield College)
Tues Oct 26 Portland, ME State Theatre
Thurs Oct 28 Fairfield, CT Pitt Center (Sacred Heart)
Fri Oct 29 Baltimore, MD Reitz Arena (Loyola College)
Sat Oct 30 Salamanca, NY Seneca Allegany Casino

THE CONTORTIONIST ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE FALL TOURING PLANS

THE CONTORTIONIST ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE FALL TOURING PLANS

NEW ALBUM ‘EXOPLANET’ IN STORES TODAY!

ALBUM CUT ‘EXPIRE’ ADDED TO THE NEW MYSPACE PAGE!

Indianapolis, Indiana’s THE CONTORTIONIST’s brand new GOOD FIGHT MUSIC debut, Exoplanet, is in stores today! Also, the band is pleased to announce exciting news about their upcoming fall touring season! THE CONTORTIONIST will hit the road with WAR OF AGES, THE COLOR MORALE, THE GREAT COMMISSION, and LEGEND from October 8th through October 22nd, and will continue across the states with THE ACACIA STRAIN, TERROR, THE RED CHORD, and GAZA from October 29th through November 20th! See below for all current tour dates, and make sure to catch THE CONTORTIONIST ripping up a stage near you!

THE CONTORTIONIST recently debuted their album-culminating trifecta, ‘Exoplanet I: Egress’, ‘Exoplanet II: Void’, and ‘Exoplanet III: Light’ at AOL Noisecreep! Make sure to head over to the site to listen to the masterful close to Exoplanet. Also, do not forget to cruise over to fellow esteemed metal blog MetalSucks.net to listen to the new track ‘Advent’!

Exoplanet album cut ‘Expire’ is now available for streaming on the brand new MySpace page! You can also hear ‘Expire’ on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal, and can request it instantly by tweeting to @JoseMangin and/or @SXMLiquidMetal, or by heading to the Sirius XM Liquid Metal Facebook page! THE CONTORTIONIST’s track ‘Primal Directive’ is included on the new, free FYE/Decibel sampler! The sampler can be found at www.tonesofdeath.com/fye/.

Catch THE CONTORTIONIST on the road this fall!

PROJECT AK 47 TOUR W/ WAR OF AGES, THE COLOR MORALE, THE GREAT COMMISSION, LEGEND
October 8th – Erie, PA @ The Hangout
October 9th – Dayton, OH @ The Attic
October 10th – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
October 11th – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
October 12th – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
October 14th – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
October 15th – South Bend, IN @ Church of The Heartland
October 16th – St.Louis, MO @ Fubar
October 19th – Douglasville, GA @ 7 Venue
October 21st – Lynchburg, VA @ Crosspoint Venue
October 22nd – Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge

TO CATCH A PREDATOUR W/ THE ACACIA STRAIN, TERROR, THE RED CHORD, GAZA
October 29th – Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
October 30th – Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s
October 31st – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
November 1st – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
November 2nd – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
November 3rd – Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
November 4th – Spartanburg, SC @ GZSC
November 5th – Jacksonville, FL @ Rain
November 6th – West Palm Beach, FL @ Ground Control
November 7th – Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
November 9th – Birmingham, AL @ Zyedeco
November 10th – Nashville TN @ Rocket Town
November 11th – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
November 12th – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
November 13th – Toledo, OH @ Headliners
November 14th – Windsor, ONT @ Blind Dog
November 15th – London, ON @ Music Hall
November 16th – Longeueil, QC @ Salle Kekpart
November 17th – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
November 18th – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
November 19th – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
November 20th – Holyoke, MA @ The Waterfront Tavern – A Benefit for Liberty Skrypek

FUNK, PSYCHEDELIC ROCK, GARAGE-SOUL OUTFIT, THE QUICKY & EASY BOYS CELEBRATE RELEASE OF SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH, “RED LIGHT RABBIT,” MAY 15TH AT JOHN HENRY’S

FUNK, PSYCHEDELIC ROCK, GARAGE-SOUL OUTFIT, THE QUICKY & EASY BOYS CELEBRATE RELEASE OF SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH, “RED LIGHT RABBIT,” MAY 15TH AT JOHN HENRY’S

Portland, Oregon-based, The Quick & Easy Boys are touring in support of their sophomore full-length, “Red Light Rabbit,” available now on Nashville, TN-based PerCapita Records.

Comprised of Jimmy Russell on guitar, Sean Badders on bass, and Michael Goetz on drums, the trio’s sound has evolved on “Red Light Rabbit” from a good-time, energetic funk punk band to an amalgamation of funk, psychedelic rock, and garage-soul with a slight pinch of honky-tonk.

Watch the video for “Take Your Medicine,” the first single off of “Red Light Rabbit”

TOUR DATES:
9/3/10 – Sandtrap – Gearhart, OR
9/4/10 – Sandtrap – Gearhart, OR
9/8/10 – Liquid Lounge – Boise, ID
9/9/10 – Burt¹s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
9/10/10 – Lander Bar – Lander, WY
9/11/10 – Quixotes – Denver, CO
9/13/10 – Martyrs – Chicago, IL
9/15/10 – 8×10 w/ The Bridge – Baltimore, MD
9/16/10 – The Saint – Asbury Park
9/17/10 – Beatniks w/ Ten Foot Polecats – Worcester, MA
9/18/10 – Triumph Brewing – New Hope, PA
9/19/10 – Larry’s – Danbury, CT
9/20/10 – Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY
9/21/10 – Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/22/10 – Pianos – New York, NY
9/23/10 – Iron Horse Music Hall w/ The Bridge – Northhampton, MA
9/24/10 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
9/26/10 – Phanphest 6 – Millbrook, NY
9/28/10 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
9/30/10 – Boiler Room – Asheville, NC
10/1/10 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
10/2/10 – Foo Bar – Nashville, TN
10/3/10 – Cantrell Pub – Fayetteville, WV
10/5/10 – Headhunters – Austin, TX
10/7/10 – Plush – Tucson, AZ

Bend, Oregon-based The Source Weekly’s music editor Mike Bookey wrote about The Quick and Easy Boys that, “They’ve become, in a way, the ideal band – a three-piece rooted in rock and roll that wears its funk and honky tonk influences on its sleeve. Maybe this is what the Hold Steady would sound like if they came up in Oregon and not New York City.”

It’s true, the trio is a rare breed. Imagine a band equally influenced by the Minutemen, Funkadelic, and Willie Nelson, able to make you sing along, laugh, and just have a good time. The ultimate thinking man’s party band.

Portland’s alternative weekly, the Willamette Week, also wrote, “Self-describing your band as a hybrid of the Minutemen, Funkadelic, and Willie Nelson is a hell of a burden to place on yourself, but the three mustachioed dudes in the Quick & Easy Boys – in a festival full of musicians and audience members sporting ironic facial hair, were probably the only trio to rock their ‘staches genuinely – brought a serious ruckus to the 2pm outdoor stage, tearing through a set of vaguely countrified funk-punk anchored by the hyper-trebly, nimble-fingered fretwork of guitarist Jimmy Russell… there probably isn’t another band in Portland that sounds like this.”

Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene, Oregon before heading north and building a Portland, Oregon fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole.

In 2008, they released their debut, “Bad Decisions With Good People,” which left people raving about their unique and vibrant sound, and in September of 2009, they sojourned out on their first United States tour. Two national tours are now planned for 2010 in support of their new release, “Red Light Rabbit.”

SAN DIEGO-BASED QUARTET ECHO REVOLUTION SET TO RELEASE MID-NOVEMBER FULL LENGTH ALBUM COUNTERFEIT SUNSHINE

SAN DIEGO-BASED QUARTET ECHO REVOLUTION SET TO RELEASE MID-NOVEMBER FULL LENGTH ALBUM COUNTERFEIT SUNSHINE PRODUCED AND ENGINEERED BY INDUSTRY NOTABLES STEVE CHURCHYARD (INXS, PRETENDERS) AND ALAN SANDERSON (WEEZER, ROLLING STONES)

San Diego, CA-based indie rock band Echo Revolution are a testament to the patience and persistence philosophy. Since its inception in 2003, the band has released three full length records. A chance meeting with noted Grammy award winning engineer Steve Churchyard (INXS, Pretenders) at a local music conference prompted frontman Lee Harding to keep in touch with him.

It wasn’t long before live audiences showed the band that their new songs “Open Your Eyes” and “Counterfeit Sunshine” were strong enough to go “all-out” for in recording. Pondering what would be the “Dream Team” to bring the best out of these songs, Churchyard immediately came to mind as producer alongside engineer Alan Sanderson (Weezer, Rolling Stones, Elton John, etc.) with whom the band already had worked. When Harding brought up Steve’s name to Alan, he said “Are you kidding?! He was my mentor. I learned everything I know from Steve.” The interesting connections didn’t end there — Steve had worked under Beatles producer George Martin in his earlier days in England and Harding learned to sing and play guitar imitating The Beatles. Could this be fate?

Steve was gracious enough to offer the band a good recording deal and the rest is now recorded history. Both Alan and Steve commented on the work as being one of the most memorable sessions they had ever done. Echo Revolution now had enough music for an EP but they decided to challenge themselves and release a full length and finished with Mike Kamoo at Earthling Studios, with whom they had worked on their first album.
Spawned by the British invasion and the new wave revolution, Echo Revolution’s music has been featured in MTV programs Jersey Shore (2010), Real World (2008) and MTV Gauntlet II (2007). The band’s last album A Safe Place to Start (2008) was played on nearly 150 college, public and commercial radio stations in the US including CMJ charting on several stations.

BUILT TO SPILL CONFIRM HEADLINING TOUR

BUILT TO SPILL CONFIRM HEADLINING TOUR

“HINDSIGHT” VIDEO, DIRECTED BY BOB ODENKIRK,
TO PREMIERE ON PITCHFORK.COM ON SEPTEMBER 1

Burbank, CA – Built to Spill, fresh off a tour with Kings Of Leon, have confirmed their own headlining tour in support of the current Warner Bros. Records album THERE IS NO ENEMY. Dates kick off this week in Omaha and conclude November 20th in Seattle. All dates are listed below.

Vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch spent three and a half years writing the songs, which he recorded with bassist Brett Nelson, drummer Scott Plouf, and guitarists Jim Roth and Brett Netson. There Is No Enemy is the band’s first album since 2006’s You In Reverse. Previous studio albums include 2001’s Ancient Melodies of the Future, 1999’s Keep It Like A Secret, and their major-label debut, 1997’s Perfect From Now On. In 2010 Built to Spill still remain an influential force in compositionally intelligent, lyrically thoughtful, melodic, guitar-centric rock music:

“Built To Spill CEO Dough Martsch is alt-rock’s Thomas Pynchon, holed up in a remote studio and issuing immaculate artworks when he damn well pleases. Their components are all about simple, melodic beauty, writ large – prog rock for pop purists.” — Rolling Stone

“Boise’s answer to Crazy Horse…they still flourish.” — Spin

“Built To Spill has been leading the resurgence of indie-guitar rock virtuoso for 20 years now. Doug Martsch conducts an orchestra of feedback like a lightning god bringing the storm. As ever, Martsch proves capable of anthropomorphizing a bent string and imbuing it with more emotion than many bands’ vocals and lyrics.” — Alternative Press

“Subtly excellent an obviously influential. If you’re not excited about Built To spill in 2009, you’re living in the past.” — Magnet Magazine

“In addition to touring, the band recently filmed a video for the track “Hindsight” from THERE IS NO ENEMY in Los Angeles and directed by BTS friend and fan Bob Odenkirk, co-creator and co-star of HBO’s Mr. Show and currently starring in AMC’s Breaking Bad. Of everything he has directed, scenes for Mr. Show, pilots, feature films, shorts for the inter-web, Odenkirk is particularly proud of the “Hindsight” shortie because he loves the song so much AND he believes it is incontrovertible proof that time travel is possible with the right mix of music, emotion, and cleverly named gadgets.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
Fri Aug 27 Toyota Antics Omaha Block Party Omaha, NE
Sat Aug 28 Forest Park – Outdoor Stage St. Louis, MO
Sun Aug 29 Headliners Louisville, KY
Mon Aug 30 Musica Akron, OH
Tues Aug 31 123 Pleasant Street Morgantown, WV
Wed Sept 1 Bottle & Cork Dewey Beach, DE
Thur Sept 2 The Temptress (Rocks Off Boat) New York, NY
Fri Sept 3 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
Sat Sept 4 Gelston Castle Estate Mohawk, NY
Fri Sept 17 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
Sat Sept 18 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
Sun Sept 19 The Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
Mon Sept 20 Blue Moose Tap House Iowa City, IA
Tues Sept 21 The High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
Wed Sept 22 High Dive – Pygmalion Music Festival Champaign, IL
Thur Sept 23 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
Fri Sept 24 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
Sat Sept 25 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
Tues Sept 28 The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Wed Sept 29 Pearl Street Northampton, MA
Thur Sept 30 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Fri Oct 1 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Sat Oct 2 The Met Café Pawtucket, RI
Sun Oct 3 Higher Ground So. Burlington, VT
Thur Oct 7 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
Fri Oct 8 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Sat Oct 9 The National Richmond, VA
Sun Oct 10 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Mon Oct 11 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
Tues Oct 12 40 Watt Club Athens, GA
Wed Oct 13 Free Bird Café Jacksonville, FL
Thur Oct 14 The Social Orlando, FL
Fri Oct 15 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sat Oct 16 State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
Sun Oct 17 The Venue Gainesville, FL
Tues Oct 19 The Moon Tallahassee, FL
Wed Oct 20 Howlin Wolf New Orleans, LA
Thur Oct 21 House of Blues Houston Houston, TX
Fri Oct 22 Emo’s Austin, TX
Sat Oct 23 Emo’s Austin, TX
Sun Oct 24 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Mon Oct 25 Launch Pad Albuquerque, NM
Tues Oct 26 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
Wed Oct 27 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Thur Oct 28 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Thur Nov 11 Ashland Armory Ashland, OR
Fri Nov 12 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
Sat Nov 13 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
MonNov 15 The Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA
Wed Nov 17 Wilma Theater Missoula, MT
Thur Nov 18 Knitting Factory Concert House Spokane, WA
Fri Nov 19 The Showbox Seattle, WA
Sat Nov 20 The Showbox Seattle, WA

Lauren Pritchard announces debut album Wasted In Jackson

“Wonderful, brooding, strung-out soul”
– The Sunday Times (London)

Wasted In Jackson, Lauren Pritchard’s Debut Album,
Set For October 26th Release By Universal Republic

Universal Republic will release Lauren Pritchard’s debut album, Wasted in Jackson, on October 26th. Pritchard, who starred in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening, recorded the album with producer/Ivor Novello-winning songwriter Eg White (Duffy, Adele) in London, where early reviews have been phenomenal.

The Sunday Times of London praised the 22-year-old American’s “beautiful, soaring voice and…songs that roll and swell with Carole King and Norah Jones-like country-soul catchiness”while Elle (U.K.) said it’s “sure to have a place on the best of 2010 lists…mesmerizing” and the Daily Mail heralded her as “the next big thing.”

While currently based in London, Pritchard’s debut is clearly informed by her Southern upbringing – from the raspy, R&B-meet-gospel swagger of “Not the Drinking,” the album’s lead single, to the soulful title track, “Wasted in Jackson.”

Other highlights include “When The Night Kills The Day,” a haunting, bluesy shuffle featuring the eerie sound of an ancient piano belonging to Ed Harcourt (who co-wrote the song) and the elegant playing of hip young folk-slingers Mumford And Sons (whose frontman Marcus Mumford produced the song), the retro-soul stand-out “Stuck,” which garnered a “7” from Pitchfork.com for its Various Production remix, and “Painkillers,” which masterfully maps a heartbreak with highway imagery. The latter, which features The Roots’ ?uestLove on drums, was Q Magazine’s “Track of the Day” and brought Roni Size out of a five year hiatus to do a remix of the track.

Raised in Jackson, Tennessee, Lauren moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music when she was only 16. She landed a gig playing keyboards and singing background vocals with a reggae band and performed in local theatrical productions to pay the bills. When she abruptly ran out of money and found herself near homeless, she was tempted to go home. But her friend Riley Keough and Riley’s mom, Lisa Marie Presley, insisted she stay with them and so Pritchard was able to keep pursing her musical muse and finish high school. By the time she graduated, she’d reached the final auditions for Spring Awakening, to be staged by the Atlantic, a repertory company founded by playwright David Mamet. Duncan Sheik, the show’s composer, cast her as Ilsa, a 15-year-old runaway, and she moved to New York. After two years in the Tony-winning Broadway musical, she left to focus on her own music.

Eg White, who was signed to the same publishing company as Pritchard, loved her cover of one of his songs and the two began collaborating in London. Lauren was signed to Universal by Darcus Beese, who also signed Amy Winehouse. She has since played the Glastonbury, Latitude and iTunes festivals and opened a UK tour for Florence and The Machine. Earlier this year, Paul Weller invited Lauren to perform with him at a BBC Radio 2 session. The two turned the Holland-Dozier-Holland classic “How Sweet It Is” into a breathtaking ballad that subsequently appeared as a B-side on Weller’s “Find The Torch/Burn The Plans” single. You can check out the performance

The track listing for Wasted In Jackson is as follows:

1. Stuck
2. Not The Drinking
3. Wasted In Jackson
4. Hope It’s You
5. Painkillers
6. No Way
7. Hanging Up
8. Going Home
9. Bad Time To Fall
10. Try A Little Harder
11. When The Night Kills The Day

The Drums Reveal “Down By The Water” Video, On Tour This Fall

The Drums

The Drums

(September 14, 2010; Downtown Records)

“Down By The Water” Video

Co-Headlining North American Tour With Surfer Blood

“…all heart and hooks.”–The New York Times

“…totally addictive.”– NYLON

“A band to fall in love with” –NME

“one of the best indie pop debuts of the year.” – Rolling Stone

Riding a wave of international acclaim, The Drums are thrilled to share the new “Down By The Water” video which premiered earlier today on Stereogum. Check it out on Stereogum or here and feel free to post and share! Produced by Brian and Brad Palmer of SURROUND and The Drums the video reflects the band’s vision of elegant simplicity. “Both the video and song are a tribute to the girl groups of the 50’s and 60’s, a great inspiration to the band and one of the reasons we started it,” explains the band. A true departure from earlier singles the band slows the tempo showing their versatility with this new track.

Stacked against the summer’s dance-inducing releases, “Down By The Water” is a breath of fresh air. Paring the production down to a slow bass line, light percussion, and a distant synthesizer, the most pronounced instrument is Jonny Pierce’s voice, which opens softly and elevates to a sharp croon. The minimalist production however, does not negate the intensity of the lyrics. “Down By The Water” is a love song. “Everybody’s gotta love someone, but I just want to love you dear… you’ve got to believe me when I say the words forever,” pleads Pierce.

The Drums have been wowing European audiences for the better part of the last year, and now they’re bringing their electrifying live show to North America on a co-headlining tour with Surfer Blood! The band is currently in the midst of a massive worldwide tour and the North American dates are sure to be the most explosive yet! The album is out now digitally in the US and will be available in stores September 14th.

The Drums/Surfer Blood 2010 North American Tour Dates

9/11 Providence, RI @ Jerky’s Live Music Hall
9/12: Washington, DC @ The 9:30 Club
9/13 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
9/15: Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
9/17: Orlando, FL @ Social
9/18: Miami, FL @ Grand Central
9/19: Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
9/20 Gainesville, FL @ Common Ground Coffeehouse
9/21: Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
9/23: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s (The Drums ONLY)
9/24: Dallas, TX @ The Loft (The Drums ONLY)
9/25: Austin, TX @ ND (The Drums ONLY)
9/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
9/28 Pomona, CA @ Glass House
9/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
10/01: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (The Drums ONLY)
10/03: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/04: Seattle, WA @ Neumos (The Drums ONLY)
10/05: Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
10/07: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/08: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/10: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/13: Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity Theater
10/14: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/16: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club (The Drums ONLY)
10/17: Montreal, QB @ Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire (The Drums ONLY)
10/18: Boston, MA @ Paradise (The Drums ONLY)
10/20: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time