Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Man On Fire video

BRADY CORBET DIRECTED VIDEO FEATURES NEW YORK CITY BALLET, NY CHEER ALLSTARS, NATIONAL DOUBLE DUTCH LEAGUE, SOUL STEPS & BROOKLYN DIVAS, AND MORE

Los Angeles, CA – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros premiered the video for “Man On Fire,” the first single from their latest album, Here, which was released this week on Community Music. The clip is the first music video directed by actor Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Thirteen), and it stars the New York City Ballet, NY Cheer Allstars, National Double Dutch League, and Soul Steps & Brooklyn Divas, as well as choreographers, coaches, and relatives of the various performers. Corbet shot “Man of Fire” on location in New York from May 12th through 14th.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Man On Fire video

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 and 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. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros actively support Water Wells For Africa, Charity Water, APJ Now, Hope Campaign andVoice Project.

Keane – Sovereign Light Café video

You could say that ‘Sovereign Light Café’ is the theme to ‘Strangeland’. It was the first song that Tim wrote for the album – the idea came to him in a taxi in Sao Paulo. The title name checks the seafront café in Bexhill where, as teenagers cycling from nearby Battle, he and Keane drummer Richard Hughes would “spend hours sunbathing underneath cloudy skies.” Once a “Springsteeny-sounding” demo was laid down on the tour bus, the group listened back to what they had. The song’s sentiments – perhaps something to do with trying to make sense of the present by taking a look at your past -seemed to shine a light on what would follow. “It felt very emotional,” recalls Tim. “From the heart.”

Keane – Sovereign Light Café video

The ‘Sovereign Light Cafe’ video was filmed in Bexhill and features locals who create a portrait of a much love seaside town and joyful celebration of English life. The video will be premiered on VEVO on 30th May.

Keane are now set to continue their world tour with a string of sell out UK dates in May and June, before heading to North America and Europe.

“We were wide eyed dreamers and wiser too.” (Keane, Sovereign Light Cafe)

Citizen Cope Announces New Album ‘One Lovely Day’ July 17, 2012 (Rainwater Recordings / MRI / RED)

US Tour Dates Confirmed, including the Beacon Theater in NYC November 3

Citizen Cope (songwriter and producer Clarence Greenwood) is proud to announce the release of his fifth album, ‘One Lovely Day’ (July 17, Rainwater Recordings / MRI / RED). Recorded in Brooklyn and written / produced by Clarence, the sounds on ‘One Lovely Day’ are Southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic.

For over a decade, Citizen Cope has been building a profoundly dedicated following, tirelessly bringing his urban folk—with a band or simply his guitar— to far corners of the US and beyond. This summer and fall, Cope continues with 47-date US headlining tour, including the Beacon Theater in New York City (11/3).

“Rawness improbably balanced by a mixture of danger and delicacy is what gives Citizen Cope his edge,” writes Rolling Stone. “As a singer, songwriter and producer, he stands alone—an artist immune to corruption.”

A child of the seventies, Citizen Cope is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. Folk tales—whether through William Faulkner or Big Bill Broonzy—shaped his sensitivity. In 80s Austin, he took sound classes and found himself fooling with a primitive four-track setup. Turntables intrigued him, and he heard hip hop as an inspired invention. For years, he got lost in his self-designed lab, cooking up beats and motifs that only later would be shaped into songs, some recorded by Carlos Santana, Dido and Richie Havens

‘One Lovely Day’ will be released July 17 on Rainwater Recordings.

Citizen Cope Tour Dates:
June 24 – San Luis Obispo, CA / Avila Beach Resort
July 25 – Lewiston, NY / Art Park
July 26 – Toronto, ONT / Phoenix Theatre
July 27 – Montreal, QUE / Corona Theatre
Aug 12 – Burlington, VT / Burlington Waterfront Park
Aug 14 – Dewey Beach, DE / Bottle & Cork
Aug 15 – Hampton Beach, NH / Hampton Beach Casino
Aug 17 – Norfolk, VA / Norva Theatre
Aug 18 – North Myrtle Beach, SC / House of Blues
Sept 12 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL / Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Sept 13 – St. Petersburg, FL / Jannus Landing
Sept 14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL / Revolution
Sept 15 – Lake Buena Vista, FL / House of Blues
Sept 17 – New Orleans, LA / Howlin’ Wolf
Sept 19 – Dallas, TX / AT&T Performing Arts Center
Sept 20 – Houston, TX / House of Blues
Sept 21 & 22 – Austin, TX / Stubbs Ampitheatre
Sept 25 – Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre
Sept 26 – San Diego, CA / House of Blues
Sept 28 – Los Angeles, CA / Wiltern
Sept 29 – Oakland, CA / Fox Theatre
Sept 30 – Portland, OR / Crystal Ballroom
Oct 2 – Spokane, WA / Paramount Theatre
Oct 5 – Denver, CO / The Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 6 – Kansas City, MO / The Crossroads
Oct 25 – Richmond, VA / The National
Oct 26 & 27 Philadelphia, PA / Electric Factory
Oct 29 – Portland, ME / The State Theatre
Oct 30 – New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
Nov 1 – Ithaca, NY / State Theater
Nov 2 – Boston, MA / House of Blues
Nov 3 – New York, NY / Beacon Theatre
Nov 5 – Raleigh, NC / Lincoln Theatre
Nov 6 – Asheville, NC / The Orange Peel
Nov 8 – Nashville, TN / Marathon Music Works
Nov 9 – Atlanta, GA / The Tabernacle
Nov 10 – Charlotte, NC / The Fillmore
Nov 11 – Covington, KY / Madison Theatre
Nov 13 – Columbus, OH / Newport Music Hall
Nov 15 – Minneapolis, MN / The Brick
Nov 16 – Indianapolis, IN / Egyptian Room
Nov 17 – Royal Oak, MI / Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov 18 – Chicago, IL / House of Blues
Nov 20 – Pittsburgh, PA / Byham Theatre
Nov 21 & 23 – Washington, DC / 9:30 Club

Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship album review

In Here We Go Magic‘s latest album, A Different Ship, singer/songwriter Luke Temple poses a lot of tough questions. An album saturated in ideas of self-doubt and at times bipolar ramblings, A Different Ship’s thematic display of uncertainty weaves itself endlessly throughout the recording.

After a brief percussional intro reminiscent of a sampling from the Broadway production of Stomp, Temple bemoans the difficulties of commitment in “Hard To Be Close,” a song that features some of the songwriter’s best vocal work on the album. In “Make Up Your Mind,” a maniacal, psychedelic shuffle, Temple’s characteristically lyrical voice has a banging-your-head-against-the-wall feel. At the same time, Jennifer Turner’s rolling bass line propels the song into orbit flawlessly; a consistency throughout the album that is hard to ignore.

Here We Go Magic is clearly influenced by spacey rock cadets Radiohead. Temple’s voice and style, to his betterment, sounds like a mix between Thom Yorke and Ray Davies (The Kinks.) But just as Yorke’s unpredictable genius settles for moments of clarity inside a maddening mess, Temple too has the ability to find that harmonious balance. This is clearly evident in “Alone But Moving,” where the singer concedes to satisfaction temporarily.

“I Believe in Action,” a semi-droning, one dimensional tune, brings back the lo-fi sound that typified the band’s previous albums. Not as prevalent on this album, however, is the much present synthesized sound that helped shape 2010’s Pigeons. The final song on the album, which also happens to be the title track, clocks in at over eight minutes, the latter half of the song completely ambient noise. This is a fitting end for an album steeped in hesitation and uncertainty.

A Different Ship has an atmospheric quality that, at times, evokes visually as well as aurally. Yet for some reason, the album as a whole feels incomplete. For all his efforts to seek balance in life’s dilemmas, Temple is left in the end with more unanswered questions than he began with.

Cold Specks – I Predict A Grateful Expulsion album review

A gritty, familiar iron-edged voice greets the listener on the opening track of this debut album by Canadian Cold Specks. More velvety than Joplin, richer than Kim Carnes, Specks has the same smoky  qualities with the range to back it up. A pseudonym of other pseudonyms, she hails from Canada but has settled for the time being in London. A single, Holland was recently released to critical applause.

The album is minimalistic as far as instrumentation used: deliberate piano and drums, a guitar undertone, and no fancy effects but a polished production all the same. Most of the splendor comes straight from Specks throat: whether as the sole accompaniment to single piano notes on Winter Solstice, one of my favorite tracks, as a balladeer weaving stories in Hector or a stylistic chanteuse a la Adele on Holland, she can crawl along the bass lines or soar into falsettos without a hitch.

Brooding lyrics, part southern gospel, part modern alternative anguish and sentimentality, the mixes encourage deep emotional responses and some thoughtful reflection. It’s lovely music and a nice collection for a debut.

Father John Misty – Fear Fun album review

We all know Josh Tillman for his solo work, a sound that was decorated in merits of strictness and calm with an overabundance of thorny power. We can best appreciate his efforts in Fleet Foxes from 2008-2011 where Year in the Kingdom was released to major criticism from Paul Thompson due to its “lone lonesome, somber tone, one Tillman– a funny, amicable dude, if you’ve ever heard him clowning on himself at a Fleet Foxes gig– would do well to shake on occasion.”

The response to the criticism and the accompanying bout of depression in Seattle, powered Tillman to pack up his van with shrooms and wanderlust. He ventured to the western coastline, finding shelter in Laurel Canyon in what he most probably psychedelically named his home the “spider-shack.” It bears a striking resemblance to the tale in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, doesn’t it? Conceivably his newly acquired pseudonym, Father John Misty and the bolster of his four-year stint in Fleet Foxes, resulted in a more adventurous catalogue in the form of Fear Fun, Tillman’s eighth and arguably one of his best. Not hard to see what fuelled the album artwork… cough, cough. What is strikingly non-existent is that “lonesome, somber tone”, shedding its skin into tracks which are all favourites because of it: convivial, contagious, even playful at times.

The Greater Los Angeles area landscape, and its not so reputable spot in pop history, serves as the perfect backdrop, transforming the lyrics, music and ideas which go into Tillman’s Fear Fun. The luminous lyrics coat the morose, rambling and radiant portions of the record. The album speaks of a colossal Hollywood breakdown with splashes of his tales of shenanigans and hilarity, which are virtually non-existent on Tillman’s previous releases.

Fear Fun opens with the monotone humour of “Fun Times in Babylon,” offering up a unhurried introduction to menacing lyrics coated with a charming lacquer, filled with acoustic riffs and one which displays the depths of Tillman’s vocal range, stretching from defenseless aching during the verses, to the delightful falsetto during the engaging chorus.

This unhurried overture continues on to a spider-shack disco, “Nancy From Now On,” complete with a mass of strings and triangle strikes, and where Tillman’s playful humour and characteristic falsetto can be seen, “Oh, pour me another drink and punch me in the face/You can call me Nancy.”

The different parts of the album are easily recognizable on “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings,” as Tillman croons against a power-driven backbeat “Jesus Christ, girl,/ It hasn’t been long so it seems since I was picking out an island and a tomb for you at the Hollywood Cemetery.”

Tillman’s shenanigans can be spotted all over “I’m Writing a Novel”. The lyrics speak for themselves, “I ran down the road, pants down to my knees, screaming,/ ‘Please come help me, that Canadian shaman gave a little to much to me!’” An indication of quite an interesting novel.

However, where the album falls short is with its over composed and overly contained to believe the drug-induced chaos and municipal corruption. It’s quite visible that the lyrical and rhythmic arrangements stick closely to the beat with an intense stiffness, too scared to venture on their own.  He only seems to cut them free on “I’m Writing a Novel” and the playful-absurdist “Tee Pees 1-12,” making them definite standouts.

Tillman takes stabs at his lyrics in an undoubtedly unique way on Fear Fun than your standard folk revivalist. An incredible masterpiece that will fill you with wanderlust and discovery of your own paradise, your own colossal Hollywood breakdown. One thing is for certain; Tillman has definitely discovered his muse.

SOJA at Bonnaroo Thursday, June 7th at “That Tent” Manchester, TN

2012 has been a breakthrough year for the DC-based band SOJA. Their latest album Strength To Survive landed in the Billboard 200’s top 40. The album has impressively sold over 25,000 copies in less than two months and they recently made their national television debut on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

On June 7th, SOJA will perform at the Bonnaroo Festival, in Manchester, TN in support of their critcially acclaimed album, Strength To Survive, out now on ATO Records (also home to Alabama Shakes and Rodrigo y Gabriela).

SOJA’s story starts when Jacob Hemphill (lead vocals, guitar) met Bobby Lee (bass) in the first grade. They bonded over their common love of hip hop, rock and reggae, which they performed together at their middle school talent shows. While attending high school, they met Ryan Berty (drums), Kenneth Brownell (percussion) and Patrick O’Shea (keyboards) and together formed SOJA. The band gigged locally in the DC area while a couple of the guys finished school, all the while making plans to hit the road after graduation. They actually wound up owning the road.

Over the course of the past few years, SOJA has sold more than 200,000 albums, headlined large theatres in more than 15 countries around the world, generated over 20 million+ YouTube views, and amassed more than 800k Facebook fans. The past year and a half has seen this 8-piece rule the road including headlining sold-out tours of North and South America.

SOJA “Strength To Survive” video

Bend Sinister to Release Small Fame on July 10, 2012 via File Under Music

“Bend Sinister is one of Canada’s most powerful and most underrated bands.
They don’t write songs, they write ANTHEMS.“
– CBC Radio

Since the release of their last full length, 2008’s Stories of Lovers, Tales of Lovers, fans and press have been wondering when Vancouver’s Bend Sinister (Dan Moxon, Jason Dana, Matt Rhode, Joseph Blood) will release another full album. They‘ve teased their audiences with the release of the EP On My Mind, which received great reviews, but fans longed for more. Well, they won’t have to wait much longer. The band heard your calls and on July 10, they will release their first full-length album in 4 years – Small Fame – via File Under Music. Produced by Shawn Cole (You Say Party!, Yukon Blonde), the 12-track album was recorded at Fader Master and Mushroom Studios in Vancouver. Two of the albums tracks come from their prior EP (“Give It a Rest” and “Got You on My Mind”), while the other ten tracks are brand new. All songs carry out the band’s traditional brand of classic rock influenced song writing while maintaining a uniquely modern twist. The first single off the new album will be “One Shot” and will impact at Triple A on June 25, 2012. The band will spend the summer touring throughout Canada and plan to grace audiences in America with their music in late summer, early fall.

“Dan Moxon will leave your jaw on the floor “
– Now Toronto

Forming in 2001, Bend Sinister seem to almost revel in their ability to confound listeners and industry types. They churn out blisteringly fast prog influenced songs, followed by chirpy and cheerful Beach Boys soaked melodies. They are the kind of musicians who have both Hall and Oates and Iron Maiden in their vinyl collections and are not afraid to admit any influence or try any new sound. At the heart of Bend Sinister sits vocalist and keyboard player Dan Moxon. His soft spoken and warm demeanor belie the frenetic stage antics and vocal gymnastics that have made him one of the most unforgettable front men in the Canadian indie scene. The rest of the band is just as dynamic. If Moxon is the heart, drummer Jason Dana is the gut. Channeling the best beats of Thin Lizzy and Led Zeppelin, Dana propels the band through their live set like a twin-engine jet. At the flanks are guitar wizard Joseph Blood and newcomer, bassist Matt Rhode. For the last three years, Bend Sinister have been a tornado of activity on the music scene. Their most recent single, “Things Will Get Better” (produced by Howard Redekopp), was added to commercial radio stations across Canada and reached number 2 on the CBC radio 3 chart. The band has played a ton of festivals throughout Canada including POP Montreal, Olio Festival and Live at Squamish and has opened for METRIC, Hot Hot Heat, Minus the Bear and more.

“Their level of musicianship is top-notch“
-grayowlpoint.com

Tracklisting:
She Don’t Give It Up
Don’t You Know
Man of Faith and Virtue
One Shot
Got You On My Mind
My Lady
We Know Better
Give it a Rest
Hot Blooded Man
Black Magic Woman
She Lost Her Rock and Roll
Quest For Love

Bend Sinister is:
Daniel Moxon – Vocals/Piano
Jason Dana – Drums/Percussion
Matt Rhode – Bass
Joseph Blood – Guitar/Vocals

Willamette Week’s MusicfestNW announces initial lineup for its 2012 festival, scheduled for Sept. 5th – 9th

Willamette Week’s MusicfestNW announces initial lineup for its 2012 festival, scheduled for Sept. 5th – 9th

Bands appearing include Silversun Pickups, Passion Pit, Beirut, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Ceremony, Danny Brown, The Tallest Man on Earth, Julia Holter, The Helio Sequence, Lightning Bolt, Old 97’s performing Too Far to Care, The Men, Yelawolf, Hot Snakes, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and more plus the debut of a new tech conference.

Willamette Week is thrilled to announce the lineup for MusicfestNW 2012, now in its 12th year of showcasing the finest in national and regional music in one of the most compelling urban areas in the country.

MusicfestNW is once again returning to the historic Pioneer Courthouse Square—Portland’s civic living room—for three picturesque outdoor headlining performances at Levi’s Pioneer Stage headlined by shoegazing alternative rockers Silversun Pickups (Sunday, Sept. 9), mashup superstar Girl Talk (Saturday, Sept. 8), and the world music-tinged indie folk of Beirut (Friday, Sept. 7).

Beyond the Square, MusicfestNW will once again take over the city of Portland for five days, with 150 bands playing at 16 clubs all over the city. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, electropop upstarts Passion Pit headline the Crystal Ballroom (the band also plays the next night) and reunited post-hardcore titans Hot Snakes play the Roseland Theater. Critics’ darlings Ceremony, Julia Holter, Lightning Bolt, The Men, Trust, and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart will all be performing special sets of over the September weekend. The festival also features alt-country act Old 97’s playing their seminal record Too Far to Care front-to-back, the beautiful folk tunes of The Tallest Man on Earth, local atmospheric rockers The Helio Sequence, rising hip-hop phenoms Danny Brown and Yelawolf, A-Trak DJing on the Nike Sportswear stage, and the debut of the Red Bull Common Thread series featuring guitar heroes Dinosaur Jr. with sets from the bands’ two offshoots, Sebadoh and J. Mascis.

Willamette Week is also proud to announce the debut of its very own tech conference to coincide with MusicfestNW. Portland has a rich and underrated tech scene, and in its first year, Portland Digital eXperience (PDX) will extend the MusicfestNW beyond music to embrace the technology and startup community by featuring conversations with leading thinkers, both local and from outside Portland. The event, held September 6-8, will focus on individuals who exemplify an “attention to detail, creativity, and the craft of building compelling experiences.” Among the confirmed speakers are Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co., Evan Doll of Flipboard, James Keller of Walmart Labs, and Chris Teso of Chirpify.

Previous MFNW performances include: The National, The Decemberists, Smashing Pumpkins, Modest Mouse, Vampire Weekend, TV on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, Spoon, Iron & Wine, M. Ward, Built to Spill, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Panda Bear, Black Lips, Band of Horses and The Silver Jews.

Festival wristbands and tickets for shows at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Crystal Ballroom, Roseland Theater, and Aladdin Theater go on sale on Friday, June 1 via Cascade Tickets. Festival wristbands are on sale at two price points:

– $125 for an all-inclusive wristband that gets you into all three outdoor shows and the rest of the five-day festival.

– $75 for a ticket to one of the three outdoor shows (Silversun Pickups, Girl Talk, or Beirut) and a wristband for admission to the rest of the festival.

For further ticket information, see musicfestnw.com/tickets.

2012 Lineup — Alphabetical

A-Trak
AAN
Alialujah Choir
And And And
Arrington De Dionyso
Beirut
Big Business
Big Freedia
Black Mountain
Blouse
Bobby Bare Jr.
Brainstorm
Brown Bird
Casey Neil & The Norway Rats
Ceremony
Cheap Girls
Chelsea Wolfe
Copy
Craft Spells
Crystal Antlers
Danny Brown
Dante vs. Zombies
Daughn Gibson
Defeater
Dinosaur Jr.
Dirtclodfight
DJ Beyondadoubt
DJ Cooky Parker
DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Erik Koskinen
Evian Christ
Fort Lean
Fucked Up
Future Islands
Gardens & Villa
Girl Talk
Grandparents
Guantanamo Baywatch
Hazel
Headaches
Hey Marseilles
Holcombe Waller
Hosannas
Hot Snakes
Hungry Ghost
I Break Horses
J. Mascis
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Joe Pug
John Maus
Joyce Manor
Julia Holter
Kendl Winter
King Khan & the Shrines
Lake
Lemolo
Lightning Bolt
LP
Mac Demarco
Mean Jeans
Menomena
Milo Greene
Mirroring
Moonface
Mrs. Magician
Naytronix
Nite Jewel
Old 97’s
Old Light
Omar Souleyman
Onuinu
Palmas
Passion Pit
Pete Krebs and the Gossamer Wings
Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three
Pure Bathing Culture
Purity Ring
Quest For Fire
Radiation City
Red Fang
Redd Kross
Sad Baby Wolf
Sandpeople
Sebadoh
Silversun Pickups
Snow Bud & The Flower People
Sloan
Starfucker
Stay Calm
Sun Angle
Swahili
Swans
Tanlines
Tender Forever
The Builders and The Butchers
The Curious Mystery
The Dangerous Boys Club
The Dimes
The Drowning Men
The Growlers
The Helio Sequence
The Men
The Needful Longings
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
The People’s Temple
The Soft Moon
The Suicide Notes
The Tallest Man On Earth
These United States
Touche Amore
Trampled By Turtles
Trust
Tyler Lyle
Typhoon
Vice Device
White Fang
White Lung
Xiu Xiu
Yelawolf

Luaka Bop Announces Delicate Steve Positive Force Public Listening Installation/Scavenger Hunt in NYC This Week May 31 – June 3 Tour With tUne-yArds, Yeasayer, Festivals and Headline Dates

Positive Force Out July 10, 2012

Delicate Steve’s Positive Force will be released on July 10, 2012. Luaka Bop, the label that introduced Delicate Steve and his debut record Wondervisions to the world via a widely-covered fake biography penned by Chuck Klosterman, have partnered with parte and WWMTH Creative Lab to create a public installation listening event to introduce Delicate Steve’s second record–happening in Manhattan and Brooklyn locations this week — May 31 – June 3.

Download singles ‘Two Lovers’

and ‘Afria Talks To You

In ten locations across Brooklyn and Manhattan, playbutton devices have been placed, housing one of Positive Force’s ten songs. The discreet buttons may be stumbled upon in parks, bridges, and piers throughout the area – including a converted NYPD Van that will be serving a special grilled cheese sandwich called the Delicate Cheese! All locations are listed below. Those interested in taking a spin through the entire Positive Force record, can find a map of all locations at www.delicatesteve.com Listeners can plug their own headphones in to the playbutton device.

Delicate Steve will begin a summer tour on June 1, playing Terminal 5 with tUnE-yArDs. More dates with tUnE-yArDs and Yeasayer follow, alongside headline shows and spots at High Sierra and Friendly Festivals.

Example of what you will hear when you find a playbutton (shown below) and plug in

Positive Force Installation Locations:

EAST RIVER PROMENADE
Address: East River Promenade on East 10th street.
Button Location: FDR Pedestrian Overpass on 10th street and then walk straight towards the water. Button lives on the first bench on the left.

CREATIVE LITTLE GARDEN
Address: 6th street between Avenues A & B
Button Location: The button will be attached to the swinging iron bench in front of the yellow, ivy-covered wall fixture.
Hours: Roughly 11am-6pm
http://www.creativelittlegarden.org/

PROSPECT PARK
Address: Prospect Park, Brooklyn (near Propect Park stop on B,Q,S)
Button location: Nethermead Arches, the bridge by The Boathouse
Hours: 5am – 1am

N 6th STREET/NORTH WILLIAMSBURG FERRY STOP
Address: North 5th Street & Kent Avenue
Button location: At the end of the pier, straight down from North 5th Street.
Hours: 9am – dusk

WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE
Address: Williamsburg Bridge, Manhattan NY
Button location: Coming from Manhattan, at the end of the walkway where the walk and bike paths split to each side.
Hours: 24/7

GRAND FERRY PARK
Address: Grand Street at River Street, Brooklyn
Button location: On the bench furthest south closest to the water
Hours: 24/7

VALENTINO PIER
Ferris St. between Coffey St. and Van Dyke St. Red Hook Brooklyn
Button Location: Two thirds of the way down the pier on the left hand side the button is anchored on the top of a railing.
Hours: 24/7

THE MORRIS TRUCK
Various Locations / Hours
Home to the ‘Delicate Steve’ sandwhich so named for ‘Delicate’ Steve Marion, check the Morris Truck website for current location of this button.

BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Harbor View Lawn
Button Location: Walking down the path above the Harbor View Lawn you will find a bank of benches. Behind one of the first benches you will find a wooden post. Button is anchored to the post.
Hours: 6am-1am

GREENWOOD CEMETERY
Address: 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Button location: At the top of Battle Path, on the bench by the Battle of Brooklyn monument.
Hours: 8am – 7pm
Contact: N/A

TOUR DATES:

6/1 Terminal 5 . New York, NY %
6/10 Contemporary Arts Center . Cincinnati, OH *
6/11 Wexner Center for the Arts . Columbus, OH *
6/12 Mr Smalls Fun House . Pittsburgh, PA *
6/13 Town Ballroom . Buffalo, NY *
6/14 Pearl Street Ballroom . Northampton, MA *
6/16 Frendly Gathering . Windham, VT &
6/18 DC9 . Washington, DC
6/19 The National . Richmond, VA #
6/20 Orange Peel . Asheville, NC #
6/21 Bijou Theatre . Knoxville, TN #
6/22 Cannery Ballroom . Nashville, TN #
6/23 Headliners Music Hall . Louisville, KY #
6/24 20th Century Theatre . Cincinnati, OH #
6/29 Visual Arts Collective . Garden City, ID
6/30 Holocene . Portland, OR
7/1 Brick & Mortar . San Francisco, CA
7/3 Echo . Los Angeles, CA
7/5-8 High Sierra Music Festival . Quincy, CA @
7/10 Moe’s Original . Englewood, CO
7/11 Bourbon Theatre . Lincoln, NE
7/12 Subterranean . Chicago, IL
8/3 Electric Eclectics Festival . Meaford, Ontario
8/31 End of the Road Festival . North Dorset, UK $
9/6 Hopscotch Music Fest . Raleigh, NC @

% with tUnE-yArDs, Micachu and the Shapes
* with tUnE-yArDs
# with Yeasayer
& with Dr. Dog
$ with Grizzly Bear
@ with Built To Spill