BIFFY CLYRO ANNOUNCE FIRST US HEADLINING TOUR

BIFFY CLYRO ANNOUNCE FIRST US HEADLINING TOUR

PHYSICAL US RELEASE OF ‘ONLY REVOLUTIONS’ ON SEPTEMBER 21

‘ONLY REVOLUTIONS’ NOMINATED FOR 2010 MERCURY PRIZE

“Serious contenders for the title of Greatest Band in Britain” – NME

Burbank, CA – Breakthrough UK band biffy clyro will embark on their first US headlining tour, kicking off in Allston, MA on September 13. Their latest album, Only Revolutions, has been nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize. Prior shortlist nominees for the prestigious UK award include Florence and the Machine, Radiohead, and Franz Ferdinand. Only Revolutions will be released in the US on September 21. The album will be available at select indie record stores through Junketboy Distribution. Go to www.thinkindie.com (click on ThinkIndie Physical) for more information.

Produced by Garth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers), mixed by Andy Wallace (Coldplay, Nirvana, Faith No More), and featuring the orchestration of multi Grammy-winning composer David Campbell, Only Revolutions is the fifth release from biffy clyro. The follow-up to 2007’s break through release Puzzle, Only Revolutions was released in the UK on November 9, 2009 to chart success and critical acclaim. It is certified platinum in the UK, and the Sunday Times, Kerrang and Q each gave it four stars, with The Guardian declaring, “ their songs pack a punch, but are full of light, shade and sophistication.” The first UK single off the album, “Mountains,” is a Top 5 radio hit that has sold over 100,000 copies. Current single “Bubbles,” (which features Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age playing additional guitar on the track) is the fifth consecutive single from Only Revolutions to enter the UK Top 40 chart.

The Scottish trio formed in 1995 and quickly began honing their unique sound, a mind-boggling mix of off-kilter tempos, itchy, unpredictable guitars, soulful choruses and feral screams. Years of relentless touring built a dedicated army of followers and turned biffy clyro into one of the most celebrated live bands in the UK– they’ve shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Linkin Park, opened a colossal Wembley Stadium show with Muse and became the first band ever to play in the Houses of Parliament. They’ve begun to win over US fans as well, on recent tours with Queens of the Stone Age, Editors, and Manchester Orchestra.

9/13 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
9/15 – DC 9 – Washington, DC
9/16 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
9/17 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
9/18 – The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
9/20 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
9/26 – Epicenter 2010 Festival – Fontana, CA
9/29 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
9/30 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
10/1 – Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV

AVENGED SEVENFOLD’S “NIGHTMARE” IS NO. 1 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO, A FIRST FOR THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HARD ROCK BAND

AVENGED SEVENFOLD’S “NIGHTMARE” IS NO. 1 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO, A FIRST FOR THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HARD ROCK BAND

EXPLOSIVE FIRST SINGLE IS TITLE TRACK TO BAND’S CHART-TOPPING FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM OUT NOW ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Burbank, CA – “Nightmare,” the current single from Southern California’s Avenged Sevenfold, has climbed to No. 1 at Active Rock Radio in the U.S. this week, marking the first time the band has achieved Number 1 in radio airplay. It has enjoyed airplay at Active Rock, Mainstream, and Modern Rock radio stations across the country and was the No. 1 Rock Song on iTunes in the U.S. and the U.K. in its debut week.

“Nightmare,” is the title track to the band’s highly personal new album, which bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart and also topped Billboard’s Rock, Hard Rock, and Digital charts. Its No. 1 debut is the band’s highest first-week chart position ever.

Produced by Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem) and mixed by noted engineer Andy Wallace, Nightmare was in the works when the band’s beloved drummer, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, passed away. The Los Angeles Times has praised Nightmare’s “elegiac power ballads,” and called it “the band’s most personal effort yet.” USA Today declared, “A7X has as broad a musical palette as any act in metal, with soaring guitar melodies and sorrowful ballads that offset growling metalcore vocals and Metallica-like jackhammer rhythms.”

Avenged Sevenfold are currently out on the road co-headlining the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival with Disturbed. Also on the bill are Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hell Yeah. Please visit www.RockstarUproar.com for tour dates.

Trentemøller Debuts “… Even Though You’re With Another Girl” Video, Releases Single

TRENTEMØLLER DEBUTS VIDEO FOR “…EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE WITH ANOTHER GIRL,” RELEASES SINGLE & REMIXES

Danish producer and multi-instrumentalist Trentemøller recently debuted the video for “…Even Though You’re With Another Girl,” the second single from his new album, Into The Great Wide Yonder. After the warm reaction to the long-player, Trentemøller also just released a single for this track, accompanied by a diverse set of remixes.

The video, premiered on Pitchfork and directed by Adam Hashemi, plays like a surreal short film. The story centers around a man uncomfortable bringing his girlfriend to meet his parents, avoiding eye contact throughout the affair. Suddenly, things take an unexpected turn, as the room fills with steam, and the man flies out the window. He drifts away into unknown territory, filled with burlesque dancers, faceless figures and a carpet stained blood-red.

The single itself is on an extremely limited 7”, with the original version chiming and drifting across the A side. Gracing the B side is Mikael Simpson’s remix, which simply allows pianos, strings and tape overdubs to bring out the beauty in Josephine Philip’s (Darkness Falls) vocal.

Alongside the single comes a 12” that features remixes by Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Pantha Du Prince. The Kollektiv’s half of the record slaps a heavy dose of deep, dark funk into this lo-slung version. Pantha Du Prince’s creates a remix based on his trademark twinkling melodies and warmly grooving understated beats, twisting and turning with dubbed out vocals.

ANGELS OF BABYLON LAND AT #10 THIS PAST WEEK ON CMJ’S LOUD ROCK CHARTS DOWNLOAD ANGELS OF BABYLON ‘KINGDOM OF EVIL’ FOR FREE AT BURNHILLUNION.COM

ANGELS OF BABYLON LAND AT #10 THIS PAST WEEK ON CMJ’S LOUD ROCK CHARTS DOWNLOAD ANGELS OF BABYLON ‘KINGDOM OF EVIL’ FOR FREE AT BURNHILLUNION.COM!

Heavy metal supergroup ANGELS OF BABYLON are pleased to announce their stellar #10 position on the CMJ Loud Rock charts this past week! Bassist David Ellefson states, “It’s always great to grace CMJ’s Top 10 list! I think it shows that metal fans stay true to what they like and I’m happy they like ANGELS OF BABYLON!” Make sure to catch Ellefson on the road with MEGADETH this summer on the American Carnage Tour with Testament and Slayer! See below for all current tour dates featuring David Ellefson!

ANGELS OF BABYLON released their Burnhill Union Records debut, Kingdom of Evil, this past Tuesday, July 27th! The record is now remastered, and features three previously unreleased tracks. Kingdom of Evil was released in Europe by Metal Heaven Records in January of 2010, and in Japan with Hydrant Music in May of 2010. Download Kingdom of Evil for free at the Burnhill Union Records website, today!

ANGELS OF BABYLON features former MANOWAR drummer Rhino, Arizona based power-metal vocalist David Fefolt, guitarist Ethan Brosh and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. With this intense line-up of heavy metal greats and sharp musicians, ANGELS OF BABYLON is sure to see success in this evolving industry and genre. Forging ahead with the sounds of classic metal, while bringing fusion of new technique and prowess, the band is a new force to be reckoned with. With the launch of Kingdom of Evil worldwide, Earth will soon know the excellence that is ANGELS OF BABYLON.

CATCH ANGELS OF BABYLON BASSIST DAVID ELLEFSON ON THE ROAD WITH MEGADETH ON THE AMERICAN CARNAGE TOUR, ALSO FEATURING TESTAMENT AND SLAYER:

8/30 Long Beach, CA @ Long Beach Arena
8/31 San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace
9/1 Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena
9/3 Seattle, WA @ Wamu Theatre
9/4 Portland, OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds

F&M Release New Album This Fall

EDMONTON’S F&M
RELEASE SINCERELY, F&M
on NOVEMBER 12th

“F&M have just reminded us what finely crafted adult pop is all about
— not in the schmaltzy easy-listening radio sense, not in the big power
notes and diva personalities of mainstream contemporary music, but
in the thoughtful, emotional power of true musical storytelling.”
The Edmonton Journal

Toronto, ON – August 30, 2010 – In careful hands, silence can be as revelatory as the sharpest lyric and as significant as any note or beat in a song. Silence doesn’t often find itself a home in rock, pop, and folk, but over the course of their first two records, F&M gently courted it, and with the release of their third album, Sincerely, F&M, it has become part of the family.

Rebecca and Ryan Anderson, the songwriting couple at the heart of the Edmonton based band, transform silence into a versatile and eloquent instrument: it haunts the spaces between her sparkling piano lines and tugs at the edges of her accordion’s nostalgic wheeze; it charges the gaps in his guitar attacks with a crackling tension and animates the percussive skeleton and melodic flesh contributed by the rest of the band. It throws the interplay of their voices into high relief – Rebecca’s ringing with the delicate clarity of glass and lace; Ryan’s possessed by the spirits of rough wool and campfire smoke.

Those dynamics define the signature sound on Sincerely, F&M: a loping, spare orchestral folk stretched over a rock-pop backbone, waves of darkness and density crashing against brightness and space: music that’s reflective, emotive across a grand scale, and fearlessly hungry for meaning.

Sincerely, F&M began with a literal change of scenery, a palette-cleanser after the first two records, as the songwriters temporarily swapped the big Alberta sky for a seaside idyll of creation in Victoria, BC. Rebecca and Ryan’s ocean pilgrimage is enshrined in Sincerely, F&M, from the city’s name crowning the third track to the liner note wine pairings chosen by erstwhile bandmate/sommelier Brian Epp – a tribute to the couple’s songwriting lubricant of choice on the coast.

Back in Edmonton, they laboured in The Rhythm Egg studio to bring the album to life. Sincerely, F&M revisits the themes of the first two records and deepens the band’s explorations of the flickering contours of modern adulthood, with its moral reckonings and existential struggle. The songs are not simply about navigating joy and anguish, but also attention, contemplation, and devotion – an argument for substance and discovery, an overt rebellion against a billboard-and-sound bite world.

Stay tuned for tour dates this coming fall.

Track listing for Sincerely, F&M

1. Lovely, Lovely
2. I Tripped, You Smiled
3. Victoria
4. Fame
5. Bell’s Own Desire
6. The Singer Gets It Right
7. Swan Song Serenade
8. The Bent Mast
9. Maybe Tomorrow
10. This Winter Revisited
11. Walk To You
12. A Little Love Hymn

Camu Tao “King of Hearts” Review

Camu Tao “King of Hearts” Review

After 12 years Camu Tao’s memoirs are far from deadbeat; a true visionary that was lost to cancer in 1998, far before his time. The fusion of what may happen if Kanye West and Andre 3000 conceived (God forbid), perfectly describes the inner workings of “The King of hearts.”

Tao proves yet again to be a Jack of all trades, with amazing production values, and up beat jazz-esque hip-hop. Coupled with strong hooks, and an oddly more than modern electronic aspect Tao lives up to underground street cred.

“The Perfect Plan” is an intelligently written and excellently produced plan of attack urging a woman not to “start an argument, we’re already naked.” Furiously catchy and just a song, you can tell Tao had fun with.

A bunch of tracks on the album were a bit passé, or under developed (due to Tao’s untimely passing) and were also a bit lacking in lustre. Having said that, the handful of great songs including “The Perfect Plan”, “Plot a Little” and “Death” far outshine and make up for any water under the bridge tunes. Tao knows how to put a song together, and write tracks that break free from normal subject matter.

“The King of Hearts” is a nice break from some of the mainstream, Top 40 hip-“pop” that’s been making its rounds on the radio waves. Well worth a listen and energetic as they come, Tao presents his last words of wisdom that he makes contagious. Not an instant classic by any means, but a worthy effort of such an underground legend.

R.I.P Camu Tao 1977-2008

Wavves adds more tour dates with Phoenix, premiere video for “Post Acid”

Wavves adds more tour dates with Phoenix, premiere video for “Post Acid”

VIDEO: “Post Acid”

MP3: “Post Acid

Still from the “Post Acid” video shoot

Wavves recently announced an opening slot for Phoenix and Dirty Projectors at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20 – the band has since added seven more shows with Phoenix extending all the way down the East Coast (see full list of dates below).

The band also released the new music video for their Green Label Sound single “Post Acid” this week. The “Post Acid” video was shot in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. Acclaimed DIY photographer/filmmaker Patrick O’Dell directed. Patrick O’Dell, who is best known for his short-form documentary series Epicly Later’d, has also directed music videos for Morrissey and Panda Bear. O’Dell’s “Post Acid” video features friend and professional skateboarder Kevin “Spanky” Long as the alien who befriends the band and embarks on a raucous, fun-filled day of skateboarding, hanging out, and playing a party gig.

When asked about the concept for the video, Wavves’ Nathan Williams said “I’m glad I finally got to fulfill my dream of ripping off the premise of the movie Encino Man… except we replaced the caveman with a skateboarding alien!”

“I love it when a band comes up with something totally bizarre and ambitious rather than shrugging and saying ‘I don’t know, what do you wanna do?’ as they mope around looking cool,” O’Dell comments. “I feel like we’ve almost made one of those fan videos where an anonymous person out there cuts up a movie they like and fits it together with a song they like and uploads it to YouTube. This is one of those videos, but the band just happens to star in the movie.”

WAVVES

08/27 Victoria, BC Sugar
08/30 Davis, CA Sol Collective
08/31 Visalia, CA Howie and Sons Pizza Parlor
09/04 Los Angeles, CA FYF Fest
09/10 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone *
09/11 St. Louis, MO Billiken *
09/12 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *
09/14 Bloomington, IN Rhinos *
09/15 Columbus, OH Skully’s *
09/16 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place *
09/17 Northampton, MA Pearl Street Nightclub *
09/18 Waltham, MA Brandeis University
09/20 Providence, RI Met Café *
09/21 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg *
09/24 Kingston, NY 323 Wall Street
09/25 Baltimore, MD Ottobar *
09/27 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
09/28 Greensboro, NC Guilford College *
09/29 Charlotte, NC Milestone *
09/30 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn *
10/01 Nashville, TN Exit/In – Next Big Nashville *
10/02 Oxford, MS Proud Larry’s *
10/18 Boston, MA Agganis Arena !
10/20 New York, NY Madison Square Garden $
10/21 Montreal, QC CEPSUM !
10/22 Toronto, ON Ricoh Coliseum !
10/23 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre !
10/25 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues !
10/26 Orlando, FL House of Blues !
10/27 Miami, FL The Fillmore !
11/06 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest

$ = w/ Phoenix, Dirty Projectors
! = w/ Phoenix
* = w/ Christmas Island

The Acorn Camps Out with Megafaun, Four Tet and Others, Prepares for Extensive Fall Tour

The Acorn Camps Out with Megafaun, Four Tet and Others, Prepares for Extensive Fall Tour

“Ottawa’s The Acorn plays a warm brand of folksy art-pop… filled with songs that weave pretty melodies and guitar lines into a well-balanced whole.” – Time Out New York

“Restorative, airy, and full of uplift” – Stereogum

Download “Kindling To Cremation” (Megafaun Remix)

Ottawa’s The Acorn will be embarking on an extensive fall tour of North America to support their forthcoming album, No Ghost, coming out September 7th on Bella Union, available digitally now. The band recorded the album at a secluded cottage in Northern Québec, and will bring elements of that rustic atmosphere with them on the road with a thematic stage show, props, special guests, and more.

Check out the Megafaun remix of “Kindling To Cremation,” premiered by long-time Acorn fans My Old Kentucky Blog. There’s also a Four Tet/Born Ruffians remix 12-inch, available in select indie stores now.

On previous tours, The Acorn have joined Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Calexico and a massive, sold-out tour in 2009 with Mercury Prize winners, ELBOW. Be sure to check out The Acorn as they bring their cottage to your town!

The Acorn Tour Dates:
September 15 – Halifax, NS – St. Matthew’s United Church
September 16 – Fredericton, NB – Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
September 17 – Sackville, NB – Sackville City Fair
September 21 – Cambridge, MA – TT and The Bear’s *
September 23 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *
September 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield *
September 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie *
September 26 – Washington, DC – DC9*
September 28 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom*
September 29 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
September 30 – Chicago, IL – Schubas *
October 1 – Minneapolois, MN – Turf Club
October 2 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
October 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo ++
October 14 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe du Nord++
October 16 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir ++
October 17 – Seattle, WA – High Dive++
October 20 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar++
October 21 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret ++
October 23 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room++
October 24 – Calgary, AB – Republik ++
October 25 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s ++
October 26 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre ++
October 27 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Apollo ++
October 28 – Sault Ste Marie – Loplop Lounge and Gallery ++
December 4 – Ottawa, ON – Capital Music Hall++

* w/Basia Bulat
++ w/Leif Vollebekk

GOO GOO DOLLS TO PERFORM EXCLUSIVE ACOUSTIC CONCERT LIVE ON SIRIUS XM’S THE COFFEE HOUSE CHANNEL FROM LA’S TROUBADOUR

GOO GOO DOLLS TO PERFORM EXCLUSIVE ACOUSTIC CONCERT LIVE ON SIRIUS XM’S THE COFFEE HOUSE CHANNEL FROM LA’S TROUBADOUR

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO CONFIRMED FOR SEPT 1.

Burbank, CA – GOO GOO DOLLS celebrate the release of their brand new Warner Bros. Records studio album, SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US, by performing a special show for an edition of Coffee House Live for SIRIUS XM listeners, on Aug 31, at 3:00 PM PT on The Coffee House, SIRIUS channel 30 and XM channel 51. The Coffee House Live special will feature the band performing songs from their newest album as well as chart-topping hits from their illustrious and acclaimed tenure as one of America’s most enduring and endearing forces in rock. The performance will be broadcast live from the legendary club, The Troubadour, in Los Angeles, CA in front of a live audience of SIRIUS XM listeners.

Coffee House Live features intimate performances by top singer-songwriters and iconic artists. Recent performances have included Indigo Girls, Jack Johnson, David Gray, Jewel and John Mayer. The weekly show airs Thursdays at 12:00 pm ET and rebroadcasts at 12:00 am ET.

Starting the day before, on Aug 30, both AOL Music and MSN Music will feature full streams of the complete SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US album for one week only.

And on Tues, Aug 31, the GOOS will be participating in a live UStream session from noon to 12:45 PT. Fans will be able to chat live with the band and ask them questions about the new album and tour on the day that SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US is released.

Then on Sep 1, GOO GOO DOLLS will perform their new single “Home,” live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tune in to NBC stations at 11:35PM PT/ET, 10:35PM CT.

Confirmed tour dates as follows:
Tues Aug 24 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
Thurs Aug 26 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
Sat Aug 28 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
Sun Aug 29 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Sun Sept 5 Mount Pearl, NL Glacier Concert Park
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

Overseas dates:
Sun Nov 7 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
Mon Nov 8 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
Tues Nov 9 Leeds, UK O2 Academy
Thurs Nov 11 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
Fri Nov 12 Manchester, UK Academy
Sat Nov 13 London, UK Brixton Academy
Mon Nov 15 Norwich, UK U.E.A.
Tues Nov 16 Bristol, UK O2 Academy
Wed Nov 17 Leicester, UK O2 Academy