Hollis Brown Nothing & The Famous No One Released Today

Hollis Brown Nothing & The Famous No One Released Today

“Hollis Brown make music that sounds just as alive today as it would’ve in 1966 and will 40 years from now.” – SPIN

“Rambunctious, twangy blues-rock…” – Time Out New York

“Hollis Brown wraps the warm sounds of 1970s Laurel Canyon in blankets of stinging guitars and tossed-off breeziness.” – Cleveland Scene

“…a collection of vintage, soulful sounds” – CMJ

Catch Hollis Brown Live This April!
4/13: New York, NY @ Pianos
4/14: Canonsburg, PA @ Jay’s
4/28: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/The Features

NYC natives Hollis Brown release the Nothing & The Famous No One EP, a record that is lush, raw and full of heart, today. The band recently revealed the adventurous video for “Ride On The Train,” a triumphant song of new beginnings lead by warm, crackling guitar over booming piano. Download the “Ride On The Train” MP3 HERE and you’re welcome to post + share the song and video! Nothing & The Famous No One is available at iTunes and all digital retailers. The band is also offering the EP as a FREE download on Bandcamp.

Nothing & The Famous No One opens with the emotionally charged, bluesy love ballad, “Gypsy Black Cat.” The classic rock & roll track “Spoonful” features guest vocals by Deer Tick’s John McCauley. The band recorded Nothing & The Famous No One with producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Middle Brother) in Nashville during the summer of 2011. Taking great care to create a warm, vintage sound, the tracks were recorded live, straight to analog tape.

A collection of soulful tunes, the four-track EP takes listeners to the Nashville cabin offering a taste of the band’s energized live show. Be sure to catch the band live in PA and NYC this month!

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros new song That’s What’s Up



Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros have revealed a second track from their forthcoming studio album, Here. Entitled “That’s What’s Up”, fans can stream the track at the band’s
tumblr page. Due out May 29th on Community Music, beginning today Here is available for
pre-order on iTunes. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a free download of
“That’s Whats Up.”


2nd Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
4th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
5th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
8th New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
9th New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
11th Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
12th Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
13th Toronto, ONT Kool Haus
15th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
16th Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
18th Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
19th Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion*
20th Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Fest
21st Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
24th Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
25th Minneapolis, MN Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
26th Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
30th Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
31st Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

1st Ozark, AR Wakarusa Festival

* With Dave Matthews Band

Credit: Myles Pettengill

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros formed in Los Angeles in 2007. They released their debut album, Up From Below, in July 2009 on Community Music. The album has sold over 275,000 copies in the US, and charted on iTunes for 69 straight weeks. With its unique and universal appeal, their hit single “Home” soared to over 775,000 downloads. After intensive touring throughout 2009-2011, including hit appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros have proven themselves to be a touring force to be reckoned with. In March 2011, the troupe’s lead singer Alex Ebert released his solo debut album, Alexander, on Community Music, which was written and recorded during breaks from being on tour as a part of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The album includes ten brand new songs that Alexander wrote and played entirely himself. In April 2011, the band embarked on the “Railroad Revival Tour” with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show where the band traveled exclusively in vintage railcars across the American Southwest for a week and played concerts at unique outdoor locations along the route.

White Arrows announce tour with Beat Connection, plus new music video for “Get Gone”

White Arrows announce tour with Beat Connection, plus new music video for “Get Gone”

VIDEO: “Get Gone”

LA’s White Arrows have announced a slew of new tour dates, including a North American tour with Beat Connection that will take up most of June and July. Tickets for almost every show on this tour go on sale this Saturday, April 7. Before the June / July tour the band has a couple of West Coast dates with Givers later this month and a European tour in May with White Denim.

White Arrows may never divulge the source of their strange magic, but it’s hard not to picture a mystic dance floor hidden in the midst of a tropical rainforest. The Los Angeles band stands at these balmy crossroads like a vision from an alternate reality: classic without leaning on nostalgia, visionary but not unfamiliar. What should be a collision of sounds and styles-ritualistic rhythm and four-four thump, synth sequences and strummed guitars, garage-y grind and airy atmosphere-is, in this quintet’s capable hands, a fluidly seething whole. Call it Psychotropical pop, something both busy and breezy. Call it Paul Simon in space (others have). Call it what you will. This is White Arrows.

The White Arrows story begins with a blind boy. Singer Mickey Church was born seeing the world as an impressionistic smear. His vision was righted at age 11, but his imagination ran wild for the intervening years. Since he couldn’t make out those around him, he assumed they couldn’t see him either. He rode made-up horses and sung songs that didn’t exist. His memory of growing up in L.A. is confined to smells, sounds and swaths of fuzzy color. Mickey’s father, a student of African percussion, encouraged him and his little brother Henry to pick up instruments as kids, so they played what was around. With family back east, Mickey eventually left for NYU, and unexpectedly wound up with a degree in shamanistic ritual.

Mickey’s studies led him to examine the thin line that separates genius from insanity in art, and inspired him to create music that blurred familiar borders. In a Bowery basement, he made what would become the White Arrows EP-demos that took on new life once he returned home. Soon, Henry picked up the sticks. Their old friend J.P. Caballero joined on guitar, with Andrew Naeve on keys and beats, and Steven Vernet on bass. The five bonded over a shared love for sensory overload both aural and visual-essential to the White Arrows live show. And with only a 7-inch to sell, they toured with Cults, Those Darlins, and the Naked and Famous, played Sasquatch, opened for Weezer, and held residencies at home and in London.

Late last year, however, the guys decided it was time to slow down. They’ve since been holed up in L.A.’s canyon country recording the songs that will make up their debut LP. Inspired by RAC’s propulsive dance mix of their angular banger, “Coming Or Going,” they challenged the Portland remix geniuses to produce the entire White Arrows album. RAC agreed, and the first fruits of their labors come via a March digital EP led by “Get Gone,” the kaleidoscopic single that pits Mickey’s transcendent croon against a bursting blend of elements both organic and electronic. When all’s said and done, you’ll be as likely to find White Arrows playing Coachella as Electric Daisy Carnival. In either case, expect to sweat.


4/15/12 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s *
4/17/12 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door *
5/10/12 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
5/11/12 – London, UK – Koko (Club NME)
5/12/12 – The Hague – Walk The Line Festival
5/18/12 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Sound City
5/19/12 – Glasgow, UK – Stag & Dagger
5/21/12 – Bristol. UK – O2 Academy Bristol %
5/22/12 – London, UK – HMV London Forum %
5/23/12 – Manchester, UK – The Ritz %
5/24/12 – Leeds, UK – The Cockpit %
5/26/12 – Brussels, BE – AB Club %
5/27/12 – Oosterstraat, NE – Vera %
5/28/12 – Doornroosje, NE – Nijmegen %
5/29/12 – Amsterdam, NE – Melkweg %
6/15/12 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst #
6/16/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour #
6/17/12 – San Diego, CA – Casbah #
6/18/12 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room #
6/20/12 – Dallas, CA – La Grange #
6/21/12 – Austin, TX – Red 7 #
6/22/12 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s #
6/23/12 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon #
6/24/12 – New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
6/26/12 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum #
6/27/12 – Miami, FL – Bardot #
6/28/12 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub #
6/29/12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Hell’s Stage #
6/30/12 – Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade #
7/1/12 – Washington DC – DC9 #
7/3/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie #
7/4/12 – New Haven, CT – BAR Nightclub #
7/5/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory #
7/6/12 – Cambridge, MA – TT the Bears #
7/7/12 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore #
7/8/12 – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel #
7/10/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Billobox #
7/11/12 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop #
7/12/12 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern #
7/13/12 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Café #
7/14/12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Cactus Club #
7/15/12 – Minneapolis. MN – 7th Street Entry #
7/17/12 – Denver, CO – The Hi-Dive #
7/18/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court #
7/19/12 – Boise, ID – Reed Boise #
7/20/12 – Portland, OR – TBA
7/21/12 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
7/22/12 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club #
7/26/12 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

* = w/ Givers
% = w/ White Denim
# = w/ Beat Connection

White Arrows
Fireworks of The Sea
Street Date: April 3, 2012

Get Gone
Coming or Going
Fireworks of the Sea

Yuksek coming to Santos House Party!

Yuksek has done it again with his most recent album Living on the Edge of Time. This talented French electronic producer will playing in New York City on April 5th at Santos House Party. See you there.

The sound from Away from the Sea heavily changed from Living on the Edge of Time. What inspired you to change the sound of the second album?  Did you initially want to make a record that’s a different sound? Or did it just happen naturally through the process?

No, it’s just that I spend most of my time in the studio doing music, and doing the same for 4 years would have been a nightmare… I mean I try, experiment with things, and what I initially wanted was to sing the songs myself and not have features. 

I read in an old interview that you described Away from the Sea as “Sex and sun, love, happiness in the world.” How would you describe Living on the Edge of Time?

Sunset, friendship, journey, and tender lovin’.

How has pairing with Brodinsky changed your approach to music?

To be honest, I didn’t think it changed anything in my approach of music except putting more fun into it, and personally he helps me with “being in society.”

I love the “Always on a Run” music video.  How did you get the idea for the theme?

Most of the time we ask movie production companies to send us projects, and this one was the best! I’m not too much into violence into music videos but their vision was different, more poetic.

In terms of your remixes, do you approach the artists, or do they approach you?

They approach me, or their management or label.

Before you remix a song, are there certain features in the track which you look for that go well with your beats?  For example, tempos, bass, pitch…certain elements in a song that you look for?

Vocals, vocals and vocals… Most of the time that’s the only element I keep from the original track.

What do you like better-live or set DJ?

I’m more into doing live, really playing and singing on stage, and I’m doing 90% of live performances. But I like DJing in clubs sometimes, it’s fun and relaxing.

Any new remixes coming up?

First Serve featuring De La Soul – Must Be The Music, Katy Perry – Peacock, Gold Fields – Moves and The Young Professionals – DISCO.

Who would you want to work with?

The next interesting person I’ll meet. The last one was Stephen “The Magician” Fasano, we released few tracks on Kitsuné and we have new things coming in the next months under the name “PETER & The MAGICIAN”.

What is your musical guilty pleasure?

Playing kitsch love songs on piano.

EXIT Festival announce Duran Duran, Little Dragon, Sneaky Sound System and more

Duran Duran, Little Dragon, Sneaky Sound Sysytem, R & S Records – Lone, Pariah, Teengirl Fantasy Live, The Chain.

EXIT are on a roll with more acts being announced and even more still to come. First up are pop legends Duran Duran, who will kickstart the opening night of the festival performing on the main stage with original band members John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon. Showcasing songs from their most recent, critically-acclaimed album All You Need is Now, alongside iconic hits such as Girls On Film, Rio, Planet Earth, Hungry Like The Wolf, The Reflex, Notorious, Come Undone and Ordinary World. Having defined the MTV generation and taking music videos to another level with exotic locations, beautiful girls and stunning special effects, Duran Duran have sold over 80 million records, won numerous awards and continue to be at the forefront of musical innovation. For the first time at EXIT old and new fans will come together to experience the wild boys in action. See their unmissable show on Thursday 12th July. Watch the video for Girl Panic! here featuring the original supermodels – Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon, Eva Herizgova and Cindy Crawford

“All of us at EXIT are thrilled beyond words that Duran Duran will be playing at this year’s festival. So many memorable hits to look forward to along with new material from their recent album should stamp 2012 as another defining moment for EXIT” said EXIT General Manager Bojan Boskovic.

Over on the Fusion Stage one of Scandinavia’s best indie bands, Little Dragon will perform on Sunday 15th July providing the best tonic in the form of Swedish electro pop act Little Dragon. A four-piece band, headed by the astonishing vocals of Japanese-Swedish singer Yukimi Nagano. Little Dragon have released 3 studio albums – with the most recent Ritual Union (2011), earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Rolling Stone magazine describes the album “hits a sweet spot between the futuristic soul of their debut and the synth pop of 2009’s Machine Dreams“. There is no disputing the combination of Nagano’s dazzling voice and collaborations with eclectic artists including Gorillaz, DJ Shadow and SBTRKT, serve to confirm the groups rising popularity and their set is not to be missed.

More underground and serving up the finest cutting edge electronica the HappyNoviSad Stage presents the R&S Records showcase, featuring Lone, Pariah, Teengirl Fantasy Live and The Chain. The British duet, Teengirl Fantasy, have achieved numerous successes in only three years with their single from the album 7AM, named Cheaters, which was was named Single of the Year by Fact Magazine, and toured with the grand Crystal Castles. Lone aka Matt Cutler has released four albums and 5 EPs in only five years with his most significant work Lemurian, released in 2008. The critics described the album as a sensual release with a distinctive identity. Matt Cutler is also active in a project named Kona Triangle. Under the moniker Pariah hides the dubstep and future garage producer Arthur Cayzer, who released his single, Detroit Falls, as well as an EP, Safehouses on R&S Records. He is also famous for remixing tracks for the The xx and Erykah Badu. Alongside his colleague, James Blake, Pariah has received praises from very influential media such as Pitchfork and Resident Advisor, and is being considered one of the most important producers of Britain’s new wave of dance music, identified by many as post-dubstep. Concluding the list, we are proud to welcome another name of R&S Records’ – The Chain, aka London producers Dan Foat and Nathan Boddy.

And that’s not all as the Elektrana Stage welcomes the Australian act Sneaky Sound System consisting of the guitarist and producer Black Angus, and the singer Connie Mitchell. Their most recent hits From Here To Anywhere, Big, Really Want To See You Again and We Love are still renowned in Oz. During their career, the band has also collaborated with worldwide stars such as DJ Tiesto, Azari&III, KiNK and many others.

Last call for this special offer! Don’t miss the ticket deal running until 15th April. When it comes to music festivals it’s the more th merrier! If you and your friends still haven’t purchased your Exit Festival tickets, count yourselves lucky, because from 19th March to 15th April, if you purchase four tickets EXIT will give you one free! Is there a better way to shake the winter blues than plan the summer party of a lifetime? Gather up your buddies, your mates, your friends and tally up how many will you take to this year’s festival. Sun worshipers and music lovers alike can enjoy 9 fun filled days of partying in the Exit Village, and four mind-blowing days at the festival from 12th – 15th July.

Guns ‘N’ Roses, Duran Duran, New Order, Plan B, Avicci, Richie Hawtin, Gossip, Wolfmother, Luciano, Laurent Garnier LBS, Miss Kittin, Little Dragon, Felix Da Housecat, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Azari & III live, Buraka Som Sistema, Sneaky Soundsystem, Art Department, Maceo Plex, Reboot live, Brodinksi, Kenny Larkin, Robert Dietz, When Saints Go Machine, Maayan Nidam, Lone, Pariah, Teengirl Fantasy live, The Chain…. with much much more to be announced!

Early Bird Tickets: £85 plus booking fee SOLD OUT
Loyalty Club Tickets: £89 plus booking fee
Standard Tickets: £95 plus booking fee
Camping Tickets: £25 plus booking fee
VIP Tickets: £220 plus booking fee

Getting to EXIT has never been easier, faster and cheaper! The nearest airport is Belgrade, with direct flights from the UK with JAT and Wizz Air. Belgrade is one hour from Novi Sad, you can get a taxi or take a shuttle bus with EXIT Trip and eufest. EXIT Trip is the Official Travel and accommodation for EXIT Festival with the lowest price guaranteed!

Exit Festival is an annual summer music festival held in Novi Sad, Serbia commencing in 2000. Taking place from Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th July, in the magical Petrovaradin Fortress overlooking the river Danube, EXIT continues to be one of Europe’s premier music festivals.

EXIT is one of the most adventurous and value for money festival experience, with a diverse and cutting edge line up, cheap food and drink onsite and the best campsite entertainment whilst bathing in the hot Balkan sunshine. With more entertainment, easier and cheaper travel options, unique location, stunning weather and an atmosphere unlike any other festival, EXIT offers a 4 day extravaganza costing much less than a UK festival ticket, giving the festival goer more value for money.

Getting to EXIT is all part of the fun, taking place in Serbia one of Eastern Europe’s hidden gems. By plane, train, coach or camper van it’s well worth the effort and you won’t be disappointed. EXIT is a non-corporate event with a unique history, having started as a student protest against the communist Milosevic regime. EXIT has proved that music is a universal language that can connect and bring people together to make the world a better place. Be part of something that is more than just a music festival, where hedonism meets activism as EXIT continues to evolve and bring like-minded people together. “Party hard and remember – apathy is the enemy”

The picturesquese city of Novi Sad also has lots to offer with a bustling cafe culture. Spend your days leisurely cafe hopping enjoying the Serbian sun and hospitality with plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops to choose from. The EXIT Village is the best way to experience the festival, make new friends, dance on the beach or make a splash in the water. The EXIT Village is a short walk from the festival site and has it’s own entertainment and facilities. Exit supports many community and humanitarian missions. The State of Exit Foundation was established in 2010 to support the reform of higher education in Serbia.

Santigold Announces Spring US Tour, Master of My Make-Believe Out May 1st

Santigold Announces Spring US Tour, Master of My Make-Believe Out May 1st

“there was no question one of 2012’s pop queens was certainly in the building.”

“Santigold remade South By Southwest into an eccentric dance party” – Billboard

Santigold has announced her first US tour in support of her forthcoming album Master of My Make-Believe, due out May 1 on Atlantic Records/Downtown Records. The tour comes on the heels of her recent performances at SXSW, which exploded into dance parties and received rave reviews. Armed with her hybrid anthems, misfit band, and unstoppable dancers, the SG1s, her singular live shows are always monumental. Prepare for the gold rush of 2012!

Santigold recently released the first single from Master of My Make-Believe, “Disparate Youth,” which Rolling Stone called a “party-starting blast of a single – which combines dub wobble, post-punk skronk and pop hooks into a 100 percent hands-in-the-air jam.” The mesmerizing video finds her on a journey to find twin oracles. Earlier this year she released the animated video for her drum line stomper “Big Mouth”.

Upcoming Santigold Tour Dates

4/30 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
5/08 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
5/09 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
5/11 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
5/12 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
5/15 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
5/16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
5/25 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre (Sasquatch Festival)
5/26 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
5/28 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
5/29 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
6/04 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
6/06 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
6/07 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
6/09 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6/10 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
6/12 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
6/13 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
6/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
6/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
6/18 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
6/19 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
6/22 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues
6/23 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
6/29 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
6/30 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest

Garbage Announce Premiere Of “Blood For Poppies” Music Video And Live USTREAM Chat



Garbage today announced that the music video for the group’s new single “Blood For Poppies” will premiere tomorrow, April 3rd on AOL Music. “Blood For Poppies” is the first single from the band’s highly anticipated album Not Your Kind Of People, which is due out on May 15th on the band’s own STUNVOLUME record label.

On Tuesday, April 3rd at 1:00pm PST, Garbage will participate in a live Ustream chat where the band will answer questions from fans about the video and forthcoming new album, followed by the world premiere of the video live from Los Angeles.

The “Blood For Poppies” music video was shot in Los Angeles and directed by renowned fashion photographer and filmmaker Matt Irwin and inspired by visual artists like Magritte, Maya Deren, Luis Brunel and Francesca Woodman. “We piled into a transit van with the ridiculously talented team of Matt Irwin and Aaron Brown and hopped around little pockets of Los Angeles creating a gorgeous surrealist dream. We ate ice cream sandwiches in the sunshine and laughed a lot. I didn’t want the shoot to end,” said the band’s Shirley Manson.

Not Your Kind Of People will be released in both a standard and a deluxe configuration. Fans can preorder either version here: Standard Edition Preorder and Deluxe Edition Preorder (featuring four additional tracks). On April 21st for Record Store Day, Garbage will release “Blood For Poppies” on a limited edition, white vinyl 7-inch that will feature the track and an exclusive remix by drummer Butch Vig.

Garbage will hit the road this spring in support of the album by performing several headlining shows in the United States as well as various festivals throughout Europe with more dates to be announced over the coming weeks. In addition, the group will perform at the recently announced KROQ Weenie Roast on May 5th in Los Angeles. Full list of dates can be found below.

Garbage 2012 Tour Dates

9th Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT
10th Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT
14th Las Vegas, NV Pearl at the Palms Hotel
16th Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
17th Tempe, AZ The Marquee
20th Houston, TX House of Blues – SOLD OUT
21st Austin, TX La Zona Rosa – SOLD OUT
22nd Dallas, TX KDGE Edge Fest – FC Dallas Stadium
24th Aspen, CO Belly Up
25th Denver, CO Ogden Theater
27th Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

5th Los Angeles, CA KROQ Weenie Roast
9th London, England Troxy – SOLD OUT
11th St. Petersburg, Russia Jubilenyi Hall
12th Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall
16th Paris, France Olympia – SOLD OUT
22nd New York, NY Webster Hall – SOLD OUT
23rd Washington, DC 930 Club – SOLD OUT
25th Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
26th Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club – SOLD OUT
28th Toronto, ONT Phoenix Concert Theatre – SOLD OUT

1st Santa Barbara, CA KJEE Radio Show – Santa Barbara Bowl
16th Hultsfred, Sweden Hultsfred Festival
17th Aarhus, Denmark Northside Festival
19th Amsterdamn, Holland Melkweg Max
22nd Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival
23rd Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival, Red Stage
24th Paris, France Solidays Festival
27th Luxemburg Rockhal
28th Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter, Pyramid Marquee
29th Arras, France Main Square Festival

1st London, UK Brixton Academy
2nd Wolverhampton, UK Civic Hall
3rd Manchester, UK Academy
4th Glasgow, UK Barrowlands
6th Bucharest, Romania B’Estfest
8th Herouville St Clair, France Festival Beauregard
11th Vigevano, Italy 10 Giorni Suoanti Festival
12th Rome, Italy Fiesta Capannelle Roma Rock
14th Bilbao, Spain BBK Live Festival
15th Aix-les-Bains, France Musilac Festival
19th Oporto, Portugal Mares Vivas Festival


After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995 and rode a wave of visually arresting, female-fronted alternative rock bands. The album spawned the hit singles “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When It Rains” and was certified double platinum in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The band won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards, and was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy® Award. Their second album, Version 2.0, was released in 1998 and topped the charts in the United Kingdom. It was nominated for two Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. 2001’s Beautiful Garbage was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 10 Albums Of The Year. In 2005, Garbage released Bleed Like Me, earning the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. In 2007, the band released a retrospective collection called Absolute Garbage. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide. They have performed in over thirty-five countries and will tour extensively worldwide in support of this new release.

Serj Tankian’s new album being finished up



Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, political activist and System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian is in his Serjical Strike Studios in LA putting the finishing touches on his third solo studio album, Harakiri, the follow-up to 2010’s Imperfect Harmonies, which will be released this summer on Serjical Strike/Reprise Records.

Much of the new record was written in 2011, which was an incredibly busy year for the diversely talented musician and what Serj describes as “the busiest, most productive year of my life so far.” In February, the rock musical Prometheus Bound,which he composed all of the music for, opened at the Oberon Theater at Harvard in Boston to rave reviews. 2011 also saw Serj release his second poetry book, Glaring Through Oblivion. He toured with System of a Down across three continents, performed with the Opera Orchestra in Yerevan, Armenia, where he also had political meetings with heads of state and hosted non-profit events. He then performed his first ever concert in Lebanon, the place of his birth, with the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra. When he returned to the US, he finished writing four records: a jazz record, an electronic record he wrote with his friend Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence, a full classical symphony called Orca, and the new solo rock record that he is currently mastering.

“The year 2011 started with a fire. Some kids in Piha, NZ were setting off fireworks that landed on my neighbor’s property and lit the whole hill on fire. I knew it was going to be a hell of a year and it certainly was,” says Tankian. “Within 5 days of that, reports came out about birds and fish dying in massive numbers globally. The omen was not lost on me. Varied creatures on earth were committing massive hara-kiri (the Japanese term signifying ritualistic suicide.) Do they know something we don’t about the coming times or the sustainability of the environment? That is the day I started writing this record.”

The symbolism of entire species eradicating themselves on a large scale struck Serj emotionally, and is an underlying theme on the entire record. He took that idea and went to work writing, incorporating all of the experiences of his chaotic year to make a different kind of record. “The record is different than any I’ve made as a solo artist. It is much more driving and punk oriented with influences ranging from goth to electronic to 80’s vibes, dynamically heavy rock to epic melodic songs. Lyrically, it spans the gauntlet of themes from personal, political and philosophical to spiritual, humor and love.”

He also tried to approach writing a little differently this time around. “I used the Apple iPad as a songwriting instrument to sketch out three of the songs on the record. We must trick ourselves into writing in different ways to get unexpected results.”

The new album is slated for a summer release, and is all performed, written, produced, and engineered by Serj. The album will also feature performances by Serj’s touring band, The F.C.C. – Dan Monti on guitar, Mario Pagliarulo on bass, and Troy Zeigler on drums. Dan Monti is also co-mixing and co-engineering the album with Serj. The album will be mastered by Vlado Meller (Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Beastie Boys.)

Expect an album announcement and new music from Serj in the very near future.

Dirty Projectors To Release ‘Swing Lo Magellan’ on July 10, 2012

Dirty Projectors To Release ‘Swing Lo Magellan’ on July 10, 2012

Hear “Gun Has No Trigger” Now

See Dirty Projectors Live At Celebrate Brooklyn and The Pitchfork Festival

Domino Records is excited to announce Dirty Projectors highly anticipated sixth album, Swing Lo Magellan on July 10th (North America) / July 9th (rest of the world).

With Swing Lo Magellan, David Longstreth shows he really doesn’t know how to do the same thing twice. This time, beyond the aughts-era duality of retromania and neophilia, and beyond his band’s reputation for dizzying, heady innovation, Longstreth has found the beautiful, generous simplicity of the heart and soul. Same as it ever was. And this must be exactly the place where he’s planted the seeds for his band’s newest, finest album so far: Swing Lo Magellan.

Where prior DPz albums investigated 20th-century orchestration (The Getty Address), aerated the aesthetics of 80s hardcore and west African guitar music (Rise Above), and explored complex contrapuntal techniques in human voices (Bitte Orca and Mt Wittenberg Orca), Swing Lo Magellan is a leap forward again.

“It’s an album of songs, an album of songwriting,” says Longstreth.

The songs of Swing Lo Magellan are culled from a sprawling twelve months of constant writing and recording in a weird house in Delaware County, New York (four hours northwest of the city). Longstreth, who produced and mixed, wrote seventy new songs and beats. The band — Amber Coffman (vocals & guitar), Nat Baldwin (Bass), Brian McOmber (Drums) & Haley Dekle (vocals) – – joined him periodically, rehearsing the new music more or less constantly in the house’s A-frame attic (vocalist Angel Deradoorian is on hiatus). The twelve songs of Swing Lo Magellan were winnowed down from about forty finished demos. The finished recordings bear the impress of this informal working style: the album is a collection of moments: accidental, fortuitous, spontaneous. The performances feel warm and imperfect. Unguarded intimacy is somewhat of a new look for this band, and it turns out it’s a very good look.

Longstreth’s production complements the turn, with an aesthetic that explodes in two directions at once. The live-in-the-room quality of the performances, the grain of the voices and amps contrasts with the rich orchestral layering of Longstreth’s arrangements for contemporary ensemble yMusic and the sheen and blast of his beat programming. The album has both the handmade intimacy of a love letter and the widescreen grandeur of a blockbuster, and if that sounds like a paradox — it’s because it was until now.

Swing Lo Magellan Tracklist:
1. Offspring Are Blank
2. About to Die
3. Gun Has No Trigger
4. Swing Lo Magellan
5. Just From Chevron
6. Dance For You
7. Maybe That Was It
8. Impregnable Question
9. See What She Seeing
10. The Socialites
11. Unto Caesar
12. Irresponsible Tune

Dirty Projectors Tour Dates:
July 10 – Brooklyn NY – Prospect Park Bandshell
July 13-15 (exact date TBA) – Chicago IL – Pitchfork Festival

Sled Island announces line up for Calgary’s June music festival


June 20 – 23 – Calgary, AB, Canada


Advance Tickets for select shows go on sale Saturday, April 7 at 10am via www.sledisland.com or www.ticketmaster.ca

Festival Passes and Olympic Plaza tickets on sale now!


Western Canada’s largest music and arts festival Sled Island takes place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from June 20-23, 2012. The expanded festival lineup now includes The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn, The Antlers, ambient experimental artist Tim Hecker, Canadian alt-country veterans The Sadies, How To Dress Well, legendary garage rockers Reigning Sound, Doldrums, Duchess Says, and many more. Sled Island features over 200 music acts plus comedy, film, and art in over 30 venues, including the outdoor main stage at Olympic Plaza with Feist, Timber Timbre and guests on Friday, June 22 and The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks plus guests on Saturday, June 23. Festival passes and Olympic Plaza tickets are on sale at sledisland.com

Due to popular demand, Sled Island’s Comedy Lineup has grown from two nights to four for the 2012 festival. This year’s impressive host of talent features classic stand up comedian Todd Barry, Tim Heidecker from Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show, Neil Hamburger making his triumphant return, jaywalking New Yorker Hannibal Burress, L.A. actress and comedian Natasha Leggero, and Vice Magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes. A limited amount of advance tickets for comedy and other select shows go on sale this Saturday, April 7 at 10am via sledisland.com

As previously announced, the lineup also includes Archers of Loaf, Grimes, Andrew W.K., Thurston Moore, Russian Circles, Trust, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN. Sled Island 2012 guest curators are Andrew W.K. and Danny Vacon of the Dudes. The full lineup, featuring over 200 music acts plus more comedy, film, and art, will be announced on May 1. For regular festival updates join Sled Island on Facebook and Twitter.

“Thankfully this year’s event delivered, with two extra days of music, a wider range of venues spread throughout Calgary, another rock solid bill, and at least one dream-come-true collaboration.” – Pitchfork

“There was a hint of sadness as the whirlwind weekend wound down, with fans wishing every weekend was this legendary.” – Exclaim! Magazine

“Sled Island transformed the Alberta city into an indie music paradise” – Spinner

“Every available venue in the city was stuffed with musicians playing and art events and all the rest of it. What happened was quite extraordinary.” – Colin Newman of Wire