THE JOY FORMIDABLE PREMIER NEW VIDEO FOR UPCOMING SINGLE “I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU LIKE THIS” SINGLE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 12 WITH PREORDER FOR 7″ AVAILABLE NOW BAND HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN FALL WITH DEBUT FULL LENGTH BIG ROAR SLATED FOR EARLY 2011

THE JOY FORMIDABLE PREMIER NEW VIDEO FOR UPCOMING SINGLE “I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU LIKE THIS” SINGLE AVAILABLE OCTOBER 12 WITH PREORDER FOR 7″ AVAILABLE NOW BAND HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN FALL WITH DEBUT FULL LENGTH BIG ROAR SLATED FOR EARLY 2011

Welsh rock trio The Joy Formidable announce the premier of their new video “I Don’t Want To See You Like This,” available today on the band’s website www.thejoyformidable.com. Fans will be able to pre-order a 7″ picture disc from the band’s site starting today, and both the digital version of the single and the 7″ will be available to purchase on October 12.

The video was shot in the Gower Peninsula of Wales, during the worst rains the area had seen in over a decade. “It’s rugged terrain to begin with, and in normal conditions it would be a difficult shoot,” says the band’s guitarist and singer, Ritzy Bryan. “But add the torrential rain and electrical storms — let’s just say we were tested in every possible way. But I’m so happy we did it there, because it’s where the song was written.” The band went to the Gower Peninsula earlier this year to do some recording. “I had been there when I was a child with my parents,” Bryan explains. “And returning evoked a flood of memories that inspired me to write the song.”

“I Don’t Want To See You Like This” was produced by the band and mixed by Rich Costey, known for his work with Muse, Foo Fighters, Weezer, and Glasvegas. The track will be included on the band’s debut album, The Big Roar, which will be released on Canvasback/Atlantic in early 2011.

The Joy Formidable begins their next North American tour starting November 3rd in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to this, the band will headline the Emerge NME Radar tour in September and October. Tour dates are listed below.

EMERGE NME RADAR TOUR:

9/28 Norwich, Waterfront
9/30 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
10/01 Glasgow, King Tuts
10/02 Aberdeen Tunnels
10/04 Manchester Academy 3
10/05 Newcastle Academy 2
10/06 Leeds Cockpit
10/07 Stoke Sugarmill
10/08 Cardiff Millennium Music Hall
10/10 Oxford Academy 2
10/11 Brighton Concorde 2
10/13 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
10/14 London KOKO

THE JOY FORMIDABLE N.AMERICAN TOUR
11/3 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
11/4 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
11/5 Quebec City, QC L’agitee
11/6 Northampton, MA Iron Horse
11/8 Columbus, OH Wexner Center @ University of Ohio
11/9 Chicago, IL Schubas
11/11 Washington, DC Black Cat
11/12 Harrisburg, PA The Abbey
11/13 Allston, MA Great Scott Sun
11/15 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
11/16 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Casiokids Return to the US For Tour, Culture Collide Festival

Casiokids Return to the US For Tour, Culture Collide Festival

Over the summer, Casiokids won 1 million kroner (approx. $160,000) of legendary Norwegian pop band a-ha’s money as part of a competition awarded to four of Norway’s most promising up-and-coming artists to help fund their international careers. The band was also invited to open for one of a-ha’s huge farwell shows in August, and played to over 20,000 people in Bergen.

Because of this performance, the band had to cancel the last four shows on their planned North American tour. They’ve returned to the US this week to make up those dates, including a performance at the Culture Collide festival arranged by Filter Magazine in LA.

Casiokids just released a digital single for “En Vill Hest,” which features the album version of the track, remixes by both diskJokke and Prins Thomas and a music video. After these dates they’ll head to South America for a tour.

Casiokids US Tour Dates:
10/1 – Washington, DC – DC9
10/3 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery
10/5 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
10/7 – Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland (Filter Culture Collide Festival)

JOSH GROBAN TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM, ILLUMINATIONS, ON NOVEMBER 15TH ON REPRISE RECORDS

JOSH GROBAN TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM, ILLUMINATIONS, ON NOVEMBER 15TH ON REPRISE RECORDS

ILLUMINATIONS PRODUCED BY ACCLAIMED STUDIO LEGEND RICK RUBIN

Burbank, CA – Already one of the most acclaimed and beloved singers and songwriters around the world, Josh Groban breaks new ground of artistic and personal growth with his long-awaited fifth studio album, Illuminations, to be released on November 15th, 2010, from Reprise Records. The album is the rewardingly surprise-filled result of the unexpected but stimulating teaming with veteran producer Rick Rubin, known for his iconic work with Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash and Dixie Chicks among many others.

This unprecedented partnership saw both Groban and Rubin stepping out of their respective zones to come together and create an entirely new zone where art meets intimacy and immediacy meets timelessness. Most importantly, Groban – who ranks as Billboard Magazine’s 14th top-selling artist of the 2000s with more than 20 million units in the U.S. alone — was free to express himself at his fullest by tapping into a new range of expression and emotional connection with lyrics drawn straight from the heart. Lead song “Hidden Away,” went to radio September 13, one of six co-written by Groban and Dan Wilson (former leader of the band Semisonic and co-writer of several cuts on the Dixie Chicks’ Not Ready to Make Nice), provides an emotional and artistic center, its plea for a romantic ideal given a musical setting highlighting the raw honesty and natural gifts of Groban as a singer, musician and writer.

“These are my stories,” says Groban, who co-wrote eleven of the thirteen songs on the album. “For every one of these songs, someone’s going to know it’s about them. I’m going to get a text message about every one! This is a very personal record.”

Elsewhere Groban makes his first foray into singing Portuguese on the vibrant “Voce Existe Em Mim (You Exist In Me),” returns to the more familiar Italian language with “L’Ora Dell’Addio” (a lush collaboration with the great composer/arranger Walter Afanasieff and lyricist Marco Marinagneli), paints a loving portrait of the Big Apple with “The Bells of New York City,” with and offers his own, highly personal take on Nick Cave’s poetic and passionate “Straight to You.”

“Josh is a one-of-a-kind artist and he works in a genre I have never worked in before,” says Rubin. “So there was a great excitement discovering our ‘way in’ to get to his essence and make a fine art album unlike any he has made before.”

For most of the songs, Rubin devised a setting to maximize the honesty and spontaneity of the performances. Recording live with Groban playing piano and singing alongside acoustic guitarists, Matt Sweeney, Smokey Hormel, and iconic organist Spooner Oldham also played on several tracks. From those sessions, multi-hued orchestrations were crafted by David Campbell for nine songs and James Newton-Howard for two, while Brazilian great Carlinhos Brown created the dynamic setting for “Voce Existe Em Mim (You Exist In Me)” in his Bahia home, including the power of an all-girl drum corps – the only drums on the album.

The partnership of Rubin and Groban developed organically and out of deep mutual respect. After an exploratory meeting, both were eager to take on a full album project. “From Day 1 it wasn’t about anything to prove, but two people finding a place to work together – two scared people,” Groban quips. “We wanted to find our line … and walk past it. From Rick’s view the grandness was something we wanted to embrace. I was given the very lofty task of having more responsibility on this album than I’ve ever had. The bar was set high from the beginning. That’s why it took so long. But I can say that more of me went into this record than anything I’ve done.”

Illuminations was three years in the making, but the writing and recording came in bursts of creativity as Groban busied himself with other projects, including starring in a 21st-anniversary performance of the cult musical Chess at London’s Royal Albert Hall, performing a comic medley of well-known TV theme songs at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, duetting with Heather Headley at We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, guest starring twice on Fox’s hit show Glee, and filming a role in Crazy Stupid Love, a motion picture comedy starring Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, and , due in spring 2011.

The 29-year-old Los Angeles native first broke through in 2001 with his self-titled 5x-platinum debut, followed by 2003’s 5x-platinum Closer and 2006’s 2x-platinum Awake. In 2007, Groban became the best-selling recording artist of the year thanks to sales of Awake and his blockbuster 5x-platinum Christmas album, Noël, which spent five consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. Groban and his recordings have been nominated for more than a dozen awards including an American Music Award, a World Music Award, a Juno Award, two Grammy Awards, and an Academy Award for “Believe” from the 2005 film Polar Express. He has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.

Track listing:
Wandering Kind (Prelude)
Bells of New York City
Galileo
L’Ora Dell’Addio
Hidden Away
Au Jardin Des Sans Pourquoi
Higher Window
If I Walk Away
Love Only Knows
Voce Existe Em Mim
War At Home
London Hymn
Straight To You

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE’S NEW SINGLE, “NA NA NA (NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA),” IS THE MOST ADDED TRACK AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO ACCORDING TO BOTH BDS AND MEDIABASE

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE’S NEW SINGLE, “NA NA NA (NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA),” IS THE MOST ADDED TRACK AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO ACCORDING TO BOTH BDS AND MEDIABASE

BAND ANNOUNCES TRACK-LISTING FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, DANGER DAYS: THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS, DUE NOVEMBER 22ND ON REPRISE RECORDS

Burbank, CA – “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na),” the new single from Reprise Records’ My Chemical Romance, is the most added track at Alternative Radio this week according to both Mediabase and BDS. Now available from all digital retailers, “Na Na Na” is also currently No. 1 on iTunes’ Alternative Songs chart.

The track is the first single from My Chemical Romance’s highly anticipated fourth studio album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, which will be released by Reprise Records on November 22nd, 2010. New Warner Bros. Records Chairman Rob Cavallo, who produced MCR’s platinum-selling album The Black Parade as well as albums by Dave Matthews Band, Jawbreaker, and The Goo Goo Dolls, among many others, produced the album.

My Chemical Romance have also announced the album’s track-listing, which is as follows:

1. Look Alive, Sunshine
2. Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
3. Bulletproof Heart
4. SING
5. Planetary (GO!)
6. The Only Hope For Me is You
7. Jet-Star and the Kobra Kid/Traffic Report
8. Party Poison
9. Save Yourself, I’ll Hold Them Back
10. S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W
11. Summertime
12. DESTROYA
13. The Kids From Yesterday
14. Goodnite, Dr. Death
15. Vampire Money

“Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” is the first new original music to be released by My Chemical Romance since October 2006 when the band unleashed their third album, The Black Parade, which shot to No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart, selling more than 240,000 copies in its first week of release, and spawning four Modern Rock smash singles. Dubbed “Album of the Year” by Blender Magazine, The Black Parade earned raves from critics (Rolling Stone called it “a rabid, ingenious paraphrasing of echoes and kitsch from rock’s golden age of bombast,” while Spin called it “savage and heartfelt”) and cemented MCR’s status as a world-class rock band. Following the album’s release, the New Jersey-bred MCR launched The Black Parade World Tour

Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers new 7″ and Album news

SHILPA RAY AND HER HAPPY HOOKERS TO RELEASE “VENUS SHAVER” 7″ OCTOBER 2010 FULL LENGTH ALBUM TEENAGE AND TORTURE COMING JANUARY 18TH 2011 ON KNITTING FACTORY RECORDS

Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers are excited for the coming release of their 7″ single “Venus Shaver”, available in mid-October 2010. The single and b-side “Natural Selection” serve as a precursor to their forthcoming full-length Teenage and Torture, set for release January 18th, 2011 on Knitting Factory Records, home of the recently resurgent Fela Kuti catalog. As a preview of the new material they are making “Venus Shaver” available for free download at the link below.

Venus Shaver

“Venus Shaver” provides a promising look at what lays in store for listeners anticipating the full-length’s release next year, living up to the effusive praise Shilpa Ray And The Happy Hookers have steadily amassed since their debut 2009 full-length A Fish Hook, An Open Eye. That album wrote The New Yorker, saw Shilpa Ray “further showcasing her seemingly indestructible vocal chords. She screams, growls, and snarls her way through the screeching muck of oil-stained garage rock and backwoods blues, cresting just above the waves of a sonic tumult that threatens to consume her minuscule frame. This tenuous command of a raucous sound makes for a volatile breed of rock and roll.”

In the coming months Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers will be playing dates showcasing the new material found on Teenage and Torture, including performances at CMJ 2011.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

October
10/22 – Knitting Factory (CMJ Distiller Showcase) – Brooklyn, NY
10/23 – Arlene’s Grocery (CMJ Windish Showcase) – New York, NY

November
11/3 – New York, NY – Pianos w/ Hooray for Earth, Arpline, Zambri

DANKO JONES UNVEILS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HAD ENOUGH” STARRING RALPH MACCHIO AND DON JAMIESON SECOND VIDEO IN THE ONGOING CINEMATIC TRILOGY FROM THE BAND’S BELOW THE BELT ALBUM

DANKO JONES UNVEILS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HAD ENOUGH” STARRING RALPH MACCHIO AND DON JAMIESON SECOND VIDEO IN THE ONGOING CINEMATIC TRILOGY FROM THE BAND’S BELOW THE BELT ALBUM

Danko Jones has introduced the second in the soon to be music video trilogy from the album Below the Belt. The new highly-stylized, film-like music video noir for the track “Had Enough” stars Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid), comedian Don Jamieson (That Metal Show/VH1) and is the prequel to “Full of Regret.” Described as “one-part ‘Sabotage,’ one-part Guy Ritchie, one-part Quentin Tarantino,” by MTV Buzzworthy “Full of Regret” starred actor Elijah Wood and actress Selma Blair as assassins with cameo roles by Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) and Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Stooges). “Had Enough” will also feature actor Frank Drank (who also stars in the upcoming Seth Rogen movie “The Green Hornet”), reprising his role as Lemmy’s henchman. View an exclusive behind-the-scenes video here:

In “Had Enough,” a “mad scientist” (portrayed by Macchio) has found a way to clone himself and the band of Danko Jones is ordered off to deal with it. Their failure is ultimately what leads henchmen Frank and Lemmy to send Elijah and Selma after them in “Full of Regret.” Directed once again by the Diamond Brothers and shot on location in New York (Yonkers and Brooklyn) the full video will be available next week! “Full of Regret” has been on the Canadian BDS Rock Radio Charts for 26 weeks, 16 of them in the Top 10 (peaking at #5). It is likely to end the year as one of the most played tracks at Rock Radio with 10,000 spins to date and is also featured in EA Games NHL 11. Danko Jones will be performing at the season opener between The Sharks and The Blue Jackets in Stockholm Sweden on October 9th.

Danko are currently on tour with Guns N’Roses for the fourth time this year and shortly after these support shows they are going back out on the road for an extensive European headline tour. North American dates will be announced shortly.

GNR shows
Sept 23 – Belgrade, SER – Arena (w/ Guns N’Roses)
Sept 24 – Zagreb, CRO – Arena (w/ Guns N’Roses)
Sept 27 – Prague, CZ – O2 (w/ Guns N’Roses)

Headline dates
Oct 7+8 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct 9 – Stockholm, SWE – Globe Arena (NHL Premier)
Oct 9 – Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Medis
Oct 12 – Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
Oct 13 – Goteborg, SWE – Tradgarn
Oct 14 – Malmo, SWE – Kulturbolaget (KB)
Oct 15 – Copenhagen, DK – Lilla Vega/Vega
Oct 16 – Berlin, GER – Postbahnhof
Oct 17 – Hamburg, GER – Docks
Oct 19 – Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
Oct 20 – Nurnberg, GER – Hirsch
Oct 21 – Wien, A – Arena
Oct 22 – Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
Oct 23 – Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
Oct 24 – Milan, ITA – Tunel
Oct 29 – Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
Oct 30 – Dortmund, GER – Visions Fest
Oct 31 – Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
Nov 1 – Palma (Mallorca), ESP – Sala Assaig
Nov 3 – Madrid, ESP – Sala Heineken
Nov 4 – Barcelona, ESP – Bikini
Nov 5 – Toulouse, FRA – Le Phare
Nov 6 – Paris, FRA – Elyse Montmartre
Nov 7 – Strasbourge, FRA – La Laiterie
Nov 9 – Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
Nov 10 – Koln, GER – Live Music Hall
Nov 12 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
Nov 13 – Eindhoven, NL – Effenaar
Nov 14 – Antwerp, BEL – Trix
Nov 15 – Luxembourg, LU – Rockhal Club
Nov 16 – London, UK – Garage

Rewards (Aaron Pfenning of Chairlift) Kicks off Fall Tour with Brandon Flowers, We Are Scientists

Rewards (Aaron Pfenning of Chairlift) Kicks off Fall Tour with Brandon Flowers, We Are Scientists

Rewards, aka Aaron Pfenning (co-founder of Chairlift) is pleased to announce a fall tour spanning Europe and the US with Brandon Flowers (The Killers) and We Are Scientists.

Rewards has experimented with everything from a solo show to a five-piece, anchored by Pfenning’s leonine stage-presence and vocals that swing easily from a croon to a howl. Pfenning will be previewing new tracks from his forthcoming 7-inch and album on these dates. Check out the premiere of Rewards’ “I Used To” via Stereogum.

Flowers, who hand picked Rewards to open for him in Europe said the music reminds him “of the desert, the way he plays. That’s something that I try to capture myself in Killers songs. I’m a little jealous that he does it so effortlessly.”

Since first garnering acclaim as part of Chairlift, Pfenning’s attention has shifted more and more to his own music crafted under the name Rewards. As Rewards, Aaron plays all of the instruments, producing and engineering all of the recordings himself. Striking a different note than his previous work, Pfenning was inspired by watching “dark mind-bending sci-fi thriller romance films” (such as those of Dario Argento and David Lynch) and imagining new scores for them. The tone blushes dark and romantic, evocative to some extent of great ’80s atmospheric pop-masters like Echo & The Bunnymen.

The tour kicks off in Amsterdam with Brandon Flowers, and concludes in Rock City, with We Are Scientists.

Rewards Tour Dates
Sep 28 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands *
Sep 29 – Cabaret Sauvage – Paris, France *
Oct 1 – Huxley’s – Berlin, Germany *
Oct 3 – Kaufleuten – Zurich, Switzerland *
Oct 4 – Alcatraz – Milano, Italy *
Oct 5 – Circolo degli Artisti – Rome, Italy *
Oct 8 – SALA APOLO – Barcelona, Spain *
Oct 9 – La Riviera – Madrid, Spain *
Oct 11 – Metronome – Burlington, VT #
Oct 12 – Jerky’s – Providence, RI #
Oct 13 – Valentine’s – Albany, NY #
Oct 15 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD #
Oct 17 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC #
Oct 18 – 40 Watt – Athens, GA #
Oct 19 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA #
Oct 26 – The Loft – Dallas, TX #
Oct 28 – Emo’s – Austin, TX #
Oct 29 – Korova – San Antonio, TX #
Nov 15 – Pyramids – Portsmouth, UK #
Nov 16 – HMV Institute – Birmingham, UK #
Nov 19 – UEA – Norwich, UK #
Nov 20 – Academy – Manchester, UK #
Nov 21 – Shepherds Bush Empire – London, UK #
Nov 22 – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK #
Nov 24 – Metropolitan University – Leeds, UK #
Nov 25 – ABC – Glasgow, UK #
Nov 26 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK #
Nov 27 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK #

* w/ Brandon Flowers
# w/ We Are Scientists

DOWN AND CRAVE ONLINE DEBUT EXCLUSIVE TRACK, ‘STONE THE CROW – LIVE IN DUBLIN’ TODAY!

DOWN AND CRAVE ONLINE DEBUT EXCLUSIVE TRACK, ‘STONE THE CROW – LIVE IN DUBLIN’ TODAY!

‘DIARY OF A MAD BAND’ 3 DISC (2 CD/1 DVD) SET HITS STORES ON OCTOBER 5TH 2010, MULTIPLE PRE-ORDER BUNDLES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW!

New Orleans, LA’s DOWN and Crave Online have just released an exclusive, previously unreleased track, ‘Stone the Crow’ (recorded live in Dublin) at the Crave Online website! The track is cut from the audio portion of their upcoming 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) release, Diary of a Mad Band, hitting stores on October 5th, 2010. See the full track listing below.

DOWN has three Diary of a Mad Band pre-order bundles available for purchase now! All pre-orders include an instant MP3 download of the recently debuted track, ‘Stone the Crow’ live in Dublin! These packages are a must have for every DOWN fan! Click the links below to be directed to the webstore to purchase your bundle!

Pre-Order Bundle #1 – Diary of a Mad Band 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) set – $18
Pre-Order Bundle #2 – Diary of a Mad Band 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) set with limited edition pre-order only T-SHIRT – $30
Pre-Order Bundle #3 – Diary of a Mad Band 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD), limited edition DOWN 3’x 5’ FLAG, limited edition pre-order only T-SHIRT – $45

Diary of a Mad Band features a 17 track, 2 CD full concert, live in London during DOWN’s very first European tour in 2006! The DVD highlights DOWN in the practice room, as well as six blistering weeks of the same European tour, promoted completely by word of mouth. No label, no publicity, just the band jetting off on a plane and setting across the continent. This is the first time DOWN performed on the road in four years, and marked the practical rebirth of NOLA metal. Raw, unseen and uncut, the DVD also features a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette entitled ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’. Plus, witness some of metal’s greatest icons (including Cronos of Venom, Fenriz of Darkthrone, Witchcraft, Alice in Chains, and Satyr and Frost of Satyricon) come out of the underground and pay homage to DOWN. All in all, the DVD includes a staggering 130 minutes of unreleased footage!

DVD: Diary of a Mad Band
w/ BONUS DVD FEATURETTE ‘Tyrades and Shananigans’
1. Lysergic Funeral Procession
2. Lifer
3. Losing All
4. Rehab
5. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Underneath Everything
9. Temptation’s Wings
10. There’s Something On My Side
11. Hail The Leaf
12. Lies
13. The Seed
14. Eyes Of The South
15. Jail
16. Stone The Crows
17. Bury Me In Smoke

2 CD: LIVE IN EUROPE
1. Losing All
2. Lifer
3. Lysergic Funeral Procession
4. Rehab
5. Temptations Wings
6. Ghosts Along The Mississippi
7. Learn From This Mistake
8. Hail The Leaf
9. New Orleans Is A Dying Whore
10. Lies, I Don’t Know What They Say But…
11. Underneath Everything
12. The Seed
13. Eyes Of The South
14. Jail
15. Stone The Crows
16. Bury Me In Smoke

If that isn’t enough for a rabid fan, a 180 Gram triple vinyl version with a bonus DVD will be available on October 26th! DOWN features the all-star line-up of vocalist Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Arson Anthem), guitarist Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), guitarist Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow), bassist Rex Brown (Pantera), and drummer Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Crowbar). Based in New Orleans, LA, DOWN boasts an intense domestic and international fan base. Their last album, III: Over and Under has scanned over 113,000 copies, and internationally, DOWN has seen staggering sales of over 1 million. Regarded as one of the most explosive live acts of our generation, DOWN is constantly touring the globe. Stay tuned for tour dates in the future!

CANCER BATS AND ABSOLUTE PUNK POST 3rd ‘WORLD WIDE WACKY WEBISODE’ TODAY! TOURING IN THE UNITED STATES WITH THE CHARIOT THIS WINTER

CANCER BATS AND ABSOLUTE PUNK POST 3rd ‘WORLD WIDE WACKY WEBISODE’ TODAY! TOURING IN THE UNITED STATES WITH THE CHARIOT THIS WINTER

CANCER BATS and Absolute Punk have just posted the third episode of “CANCER BATS World Wide Wacky Webisodes”! This episode brings the CANCER BATS to Australia and New Zealand, and highlights the band performing three killer sets in a matter of 24 hours! Also, catch the guys playing around with a few of Australia’s finest marsupials! A new webisode will be available at AbsolutePunk.net every other Wednesday! The blogs will chronicle CANCER BATS’ entire upcoming overseas touring season, and will lead up to a United States winter tour in the works! Click on the links above to watch!

Liam and Mike were able to stop by at the Triple J studios to host the ‘Short Fast Loud’ show while visiting Australia! The program originally aired this morning at 8am ET, 10pm EST in Australia, but you can listen to the show for the next seven days at this link. Enjoy hearing the guys talk about being on road, and listen to three hours of their favorite tunes!

CANCER BATS recently announced a brand new tour dates with THE CHARIOT that will take them into the U.S. this winter! The tour begins in Edinboro, PA on November 30th, and more dates will be announced soon! But, before this U.S. run, CANCER BATS will also perform across Canada with THE CHARIOT!

CANADIAN DATES W/ THE CHARIOT
11/19 Windsor, ON @ The Blind Dog
11/20 Kitchener, ON @ Club Wax
11/21 London, ON @ The Music Hall
11/22 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
11/23 Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh Comedy Club
11/24 Peterborough, ON @ The Legendary Red Dog
11/25 Barrie, ON @ The Mansion
11/26 Brantford, ON @ Jackhammer’s Night Club
11/27 Mississauga, ON @ Millcreek Restaurant/Sports Bar

U.S. DATES W/ THE CHARIOT & STRAY FROM THE PATH
11/30 Edinboro, PA @ The Hangout
12/01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
12/02 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
12/03 Garden City. NY @ Ethical Center
12/04 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
12/05 West Chester, PA @ The Note
12/06 Virginia Beach, VA@ Club Relevant
12/07 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
12/08 Corbin, KY @ Technology Center
12/09 East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
12/10 Prattville, AL @ The Blue Iguana – New date!
12/11 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue – New date!

Sunparlour Players set to tour Canada with Luke Doucet

Sunparlour Players set to tour Canada with Luke Doucet.

Toronto — Toronto’s favourite raucous three-piece, Sunparlour Players, are set to embark on a tour of Western Canada as support to Luke Doucet. The band will also be performing select headline shows before and after the tour (dates below). The Sunparlour Players will also have a new batch of their infamous preserves available for purchase at the shows including the now legendary ‘Handsome Strong Mustard’. After the tour the band will return to writing material for their as-yet-untitled third album which is slated for release in 2011.

Meanwhile, Sunparlour Players frontman, Andrew Penner, is participating in the Global Cabaret Festival’s Tom Waits Songbook Concert at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on September 30th (tomorrow) and October 1st. Tickets and details for the concert can be found here. Andrew is also scheduled to head to Europe in November as the musical director of the acclaimed Toronto play The Book of Judith which will be premiering in the UK in November.

In 2009, Sunparlour Players released their second album Wave North (Outside Music), which was recorded at Blue Rodeo’s Woodshed Studio and The Fembots’ Junkshop with choir and horns recorded at Toronto’s Factory Theatre. The band was aided by celebrated producer Jeremy Backofen (Felice Brothers, Frightened Rabbit) who gave them a definitive approach to the recording of the album. Wave North was also critically acclaimed. “It will shock fans both old and new and shatter most of the easy jump off points reviewers search for. Sure, the elements are the same – banjo, guitar, kick drums, Penner’s unique vocal range – but they all sound bigger and more important” (Herohill) “This reflects a band just coming into its own, yet simultaneously sounding extremely confident in embracing the process. And it’s just serene — an ebullient and enigmatic album” (FFWD)

Known for their intense, celebratory live shows, the Sunparlour Players continue to bring their unique sound to the masses. Come out and see for yourself.

Watch the Sunparlour Players’ video for for ‘North’ here.

Sunparlour Player Fall 2010 Tour Dates
October 14 – Guelph, E-bar
October 31 – Saul Ste. Marie, Lop Lops
November 3/4 – Saskatoon, Amigos *
November 5 – Regina, The Exchange *
November 6 -Winnipeg, West End Cultural Centre *
November 8 – Lethbridge, The Slice
November 9 -Canmore, Communitea Cafe *
November 10 – Edmonton, Myer Horowitz Theatre *
November 11 – Calgary, Republik *
November 12 – Vancouver, Venue *
November 13 – Victoria, Logans *
November 26 – Peterborough, Red Dog
November 28 – Wakefield, The Blacksheep Inn
December 9 – Toronto, Music Gallery

*/with Luke Doucet