Michael Kiwanuka’s Debut Album “Home Again” Released Today Exclusively Through iTunes; Title Track Is The iTunes Free Single of the Week; Album Includes New Track “Lasan” Available Only On US Version Of Album

Michael Kiwanuka’s Debut Album Home Again Released Today Exclusively Through iTunes on Cherrytree Records;
“Home Again” Is The iTunes Free Single of the Week
Includes New Track “Lasan” Available Only On US Version Of Album

Michael Kiwanuka today released his debut album Home Again in the US exclusively on iTunes through Cherrytree Records. The album will be available digitally elsewhere on May 8, and July 31 will see the physical release of the album. Furthermore, iTunes is making the single “Home Again” their free single of the week starting May 1. You can download the song free at the link below:

http://smarturl.it/mkhomeagainalbum

Home Again was released in March in the UK to great acclaim, debuting as a Top 5 best seller, and with Q Magazine calling it a “life-affirming…accomplished work of depth and distinction.”

Unlike the UK release, which included ten songs, the US version features 11, with the addition being the Dan Auerbach-produced “Lasan.” Of the song, Rolling Stone said “it’s [Michael’s] rich, ragged voice that pulls you in. He sounds like his own man, not an imitator.”

You can watch Michael’s new music video of Home Again’s newest single “I’ll Get Along” at the link below:

Michael will be heading to the US for a run of tour dates this June, kicking off at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. Michael will be returning to New York City for the second time this year, and he will be playing his first-ever shows in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Michael will also be playing shows at this year’s Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago and Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco. Michael will also play a show supporting Alabama Shakes at The Music Box in Los Angeles in August. Bahamas will support a number of the June dates. For a full list of tour dates, please see below.

Home Again was produced by Paul Butler from The Bees in his home studio on the Isle of Wight. The album takes Michael’s effortless melodies, observant lyrics and smooth voice and builds them into timeless and rootsy folk-inflected modern soul. Michael and Paul played most of the instruments on the album.

Born and raised in North London by Ugandan immigrants, Michael’s music is drawing comparisons to Otis Redding, Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye. Earlier this year he topped the BBC Sounds of 2012 list, joining the ranks of previous winners including Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, 50 Cent, Ellie Goulding, and others.

Michael Kiwanuka Tour Dates

June 9 — Atlanta, GA Smith Olde Bar
June 10 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
June 13 – New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom*
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park*
June 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live (Downstairs)*
June 16 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel*
June 18 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
June 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre*
August 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box (supporting Alabama Shakes)

*with Bahamas

IHEARTCOMIX, Media Contender, The Echo and SPIN Present Check Yo Ponytail 2

IHEARTCOMIX, Media Contender, The Echo and SPIN Present Check Yo Ponytail 2:
Thursday, May 3 @ Echoplex: Tiga, Damian Lazarus, Light Year and Franki Chan

Light Year’s Mixtape Premieres Exclusively on Gotta Dance Dirty HERE

On behalf of Thursday’s Check Yo Ponytail event at Echoplex, Sydney’s mate Light Year has put together an exclusive mixtape to coincide with the party that is headlined by Canada’s Tiga alongside Damian Lazarus and Franki Chan.

Download/Listen at Gotta Dance Dirty



Track list:
1. Junoir Boys – You’ll Improve Me (Caribou Remix)
2. Douglas Greed, Rosa Rough – Go Down On You
3.Tomas Barford – Saturdaya
4. Green Velvet & Harvard Bass – Kickin It
5. Light Year – Reversion
6. French Fries – Yo Vogue
7. Nautiluss – Mixed Numbers
8. Kill Frency – Booty Clap (Acapella)
9. Christopher Just – I’m A Disco Dancer (John Tejada Remix)
10. Intra:mental – Pyramid
11. Nina Kraviz – Ghetto Kraviz
12. Headman – It Rough (Chicken Lips Remix)
13. Gesaffelstein – Control Movement
14. Rekorder – Rekorder 7.2
15. Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Tiga Remix)
16. Light Year – Moderation
17. Kolsch – Opr
18. The Chemical Brothers – Electronic Battle Weapon 8
19. Moodymann – Freeki Mutha F cker

Moshi Moshi’s Tom Williams & The Boat new Video + Album Out Today news

TOM WILLIAMS & THE BOAT RELEASE NEW ALBUM TEENAGE BLOOD OUT TODAY MAY 1ST ON MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE “TEENAGE BLOOD”

Moshi Moshi Records and Kent, England six-piece Tom Williams & The Boat proudly announce today’s release of their sophomore record Teenage Blood. The album has already been heaped with praise in the UK. Clash Magazine weighed in with an 8 of 10 review that labeled them “willfully individual,” as a dexterous band that “ooze and explode thrillingly with each emotional turn.” while the BBC took note of the “sawing violins and an overall rock-roots grit” found in the songs.

Already receiving steady attention and BBC Radio play for their early EPs, it was at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival that Tom Williams & The Boat truly broke out, playing an extraordinary 5 sets as finalists of the festivals own “Emerging Talent Competition.” They self-released their debut LP Too Slow in February 2011, on their own Wire Boat Recordings to critical praise in the UK, leaving anticipation for their forthcoming follow up high. The band began work on their second album, Teenage Blood in March 2011, recording in their long time HQ – a working brewery, in the heart of the Kent countryside. As with their debut album, BBC engineer Simon Askew was yet again behind the mixing desk.

After five years as a band, encompassing five EPs and two albums, Tom Williams & The Boat might appear fully-formed, but with the release of their second album, Teenage Blood, they’ve only just beginning to reveal their true colors.

PAWS Announce ‘Misled Youth’ EP + MP3 download of title track

PAWS ANNOUNCE ‘MISLED YOUTH’ EP DUE FOR RELEASE ON MAY 22ND

DOWNLOAD THE TITLE TRACK HERE

CHECK OUT A VIDEO OF THE SONG ‘BAINZ’ HERE

PAWS bash out infectious, lo-fi, garage pop-rock that can quickly shift from cute melancholia to an unnerving territorial roar. On top of the pulsating fuzzy noise the 3 piece produce, sit dreamy melodies that bare the bones of their author. Lyrical topics slide between sarcastic self-analysis and, onto more so than often, brutal home truths.

Their energetic live show highlights the dynamics in their music and lyrics,- Soft, warm, and comforting verses that lead you unknowingly into a vicious, claws out attack from the chorus. Their vibrant music and live performances have built up a strong history of audience interaction and participation.

Having recorded the majority of their releases from bedrooms/living rooms, the band hold a strong DIY ethic, and never spend too long on recording. So far they have released a couple of cassettes in small numbered runs, a split 7″ single for Edinburgh based Gerry Loves Records, as well as their “Mermaid E.P” which was mastered by Bob Weston of Shellac.

The Misled Youth EP is a limited cassette release in anticipation of their upcoming full length for FatCat (produced by Rory Attwell of Test Icicles). Featuring five new songs exclusive to the release, it’s full of DIY bounce and some slow burning tenderness that shows off the boys’ melodic chops. The tape will come with a download card for those who like their analog with a digital chaser.

PAWS
MISLED YOUTH
FATCAT RECORDS
MAY 22ND 2012

01. BAINZ
02. The Hospital Song
03. Linus Van Pelt
04. Misled Youth
05. Oh, The Places You’ll Go

** If you’re in the New York City area on May 19th you can pick up a copy of the tape at the BROOKLYN FLEA RECORD FAIR **

Tori Amos Announces First Signing To Her Recently Launched Record Label Transmission Galactic

The Grandiose And Intricately Executed First Album From
The Adventures Of…
Is Available Now At Digital Outlets

Tori Amos has announced that the debut album, Top Hats and Scary Tales from The Adventures Of… will be the first album released on her recently launched record label Transmission Galactic.

While Amos will continue to release her own current projects through Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics, she will waste no time in making the grandiose and intricately executed album from The Adventures Of… available to the band’s fans. The album will be released immediately digitally and the UK based band will head to the states this summer for select tour dates.

The glammed-up indie-rock trio, The Adventures Of… scored the first signing to Tori Amos’ record label via a feat of utmost ingenuity. Upon learning that the multi-platinum, eight-time-Grammy-nominated pianist/singer/songwriter was seeking artists for the label, frontman Adam Hanington gathered repurposed leather, wood, and brass to handcraft, a book-like vessel that would hold the band’s demo CD and a letter to Amos.

Only two weeks later, the Devon, England-based band received word that their cabaret-inspired marriage of heavy rock and britpop had captured Amos’s attention.

“The idea to start the label came from my desire to support music and artists outside of the major label system. Giving them a platform for their music and their art, is a major focal point of the label. When I was first introduced to The Adventures Of… it was clear that they were going to be my first signing. Adam’s ability to craft a story along with his natural showmanship were immediate.” Tori Amos

Industry vet and Transmission Galactic’s General Manager John Witherspoon noted “From Tori’s unique leadership to our partnership with ADA and ADA Global, we have an outstanding team in place to launch Transmission Galactic’s debut project from The Adventures Of…”

With Mark Hawley in the producers chair, The Adventures Of… headed to his Martian Engineering Studios in Cornwall to begin recording their irresistibly twisted debut record. The album even includes a guest performance by Amos herself, who lends a keyboard solo to the delightfully deranged track “Tears of a Paranoid Clown.”

“Complication,” the lead single from Top Hats and Scary Tales, reveals the band’s fierce vocals and frenetic guitars and begins to set the tone for Hanington’s serpentine storytelling and ornate arrangements.

Lower Dens Unleash New Video For ‘Propagation,” Headline National Tour and Celebrate Release of Nootropics

LOWER DENS UNVEIL ‘PROPAGATION’ VIDEO WATCH ‘PROPAGATION’ HERE ‘NOOTROPICS’ OUT THIS WEEK; ANNOUNCE SUMMER HEADLINING TOUR

Propagation is the second video to be made available from Lower Dens’ album Nootropics (pronounced No-eh-tro-pics) out today on Ribbon Music.

Where lead track ‘Brains’ with its sleek, metronomic pulse examined our relationship to technology, in particular artificial intelligence, the sprawling ‘Propagation’ reveals yet another side to the band, one whose heavily metaphorical songs teeming with sound and portent unravel their full depth and range over multiple listens.

The band play release week shows including two sold out shows in New York and have also announced a headlining North American summer tour that will see them play at Pitchfork Music Festival and back in New York on July 19th at the Bowery Ballroom.

Nootropics is available now on CD, double LP, and digitally on Ribbon Music.

05-01 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge ^ [SOLD OUT]
05-02 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands + [SOLD OUT]
05-03 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s $
05-04 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel $
05-05 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar %
06-21 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade #
06-22 Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
06-23 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks #
06-24 Dallas, TX – Club Dada #
06-25 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s #
06-26 Austin, TX – The Parish #
06-28 Phoenix, AZ – Sail Inn #
06-29 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room #
06-30 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
07-01 San Francisco, CA – The Independent #
07-05 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios #
07-06 Seattle, WA – Neumos #
07-07 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club #
07-10 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge #
07-11 Lawrence, KS – The Jackpot Saloon #
07-12 St. Louis, MO – The Luminary Center for the Arts #
07-13 Chicago, IL- Pitchfork Music Festival
07-15 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
07-16 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick #
07-17 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace #
07-18 Montreal, QC – Ill Motore
07-19 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #

^ w/ Matteah Baim
+ w/ Air Waves, Twisted Wires
$ w/ Violens
% w/ Celebration, Violens, Sprayer
# w/ No Joy, Alan Resnick

Japandroids move Canada album release date

JAPANDROIDS MOVE CANADA ALBUM RELEASE DATE TO MAY 29 MOVE TORONTO GIG TO LEE’S PLACE, JUNE 23

Vancouver duo Japandroids have moved the release date for their sophomore lp, Celebration Rock from June 5 to May 29 on Polyvinyl Record Co.. In addition, due to overwhelming demand, the band’s June 23 show in Toronto has been moved from the Horseshoe Tavern to Lee’s Palace.

Fans in Canada will have to wait one week less to purchase the long awaited follow up Japandroids’ acclaimed 2009, Post-Nothing. Anticipation is running high with the band offering up the first single off the album, “The House That Heaven Built” and the B-Side cover of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ “Jack The Ripper”, both of which have been receiving tremendous praise from critics and fans, and will be available May 15 on 7″. Celebration Rock, featuring eight new tracks, will be available on CD/LP/Digital.

Starting mid-May, Japandroids will head out on what will be a long road of touring. See all tour dates below.

Japandroids on tour!
5/17/12 – Cardiff, UK @ Club Ifor Bach
5/18/12 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
5/19/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso *
5/21/12 – Bristol, UK @ Cooler
5/22/12 – London, UK @ CAMP (basement)
5/23/12 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
5/24/12 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
5/25/12 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit 2
5/26/12 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
5/29/12 – London, UK @ The Garage (upstairs)
5/31/12 – Barcelona, ESP @ Parc del Forum (Primavera Sound) *
6/11/12 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
6/12/12 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
6/14/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/15/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
6/16/12 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
6/19/12 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/21/12 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
6/22/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/23/12 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
6/25/12 – Montreal, PQ @ La Sala Rossa
6/26/12 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
6/27/12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
6/28/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/29/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
6/30/12 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
7/3/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
7/7/12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore *
all dates w/ Cadence Weapon, except *

Lineup Announced for the XPoNential Music Festival, Tickets Now on Sale to the General Public 3-Day Festival Pass Includes Lawn Seat Admission to TWO Susquehanna Bank Center Shows

Lineup Announced for the XPoNential Music Festival, Tickets Now on Sale to the General Public 3-Day Festival Pass Includes Lawn Seat Admission to TWO Susquehanna Bank Center Shows

WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania today announced the lineup for the 2012 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. Wilco, Counting Crows, Avett Brothers, Dr. Dog, The Hold Steady, Kathleen Edwards, Diego Garcia, War On Drugs, John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders and many more acts will play the weekend festival at Camden County’s Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center located on the Camden waterfront from Friday, July 20th – Sunday, July 22nd.

This year’s lineup once again showcases a mixture of national, local, heritage and up-and-coming artists. Artists scheduled to perform include:

Wilco
Counting Crows
Avett Brothers
Dr. Dog
The Hold Steady
Kathleen Edwards
Diego Garcia
War On Drugs
John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders
Patterson Hood
Mike Doughty
Ozomatli
Lee Ranaldo Band
JD Souther
The Lumineers
Good Old War
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
JD McPherson
Work Drugs
Delta Rae
City Rain
Matt Santry Band
Dana Alexandra

*Additional artists will be added in the upcoming weeks

This year, WXPN has extended the festival to include Susquehanna Bank Center performances on Saturday and Sunday nights. WILCO, THE AVETT BROTHERS and DR. DOG will perform on Saturday, July 21 and COUNTING CROWS will perform on Sunday, July 22. Lawn seat admission to both Susquehanna Bank Center shows is included with the purchase of a 3-Day Pass to the XPoNential Music Festival. Individual tickets for the Susquehanna Bank Center shows are available at LiveNation.com, Live Nation Box Office, Susquehanna Bank Center or by-phone at 800-745-3000.

Early Bird prices for festival tickets are available now through July 9. Early Bird prices for a
3-Day Pass are $45 for WXPN members and $90 for the general public. Early Bird prices for daily tickets are $18 for WXPN members and $36 for the general public. Early Bird tickets can be purchased online, by phone (215-222-1400) or at select retailers in WXPN’s listening area including the greater Philadelphia region, Southern N.J. and Central Pa after June 1.

Beginning July 10, WXPN members will pay $55 for a 3-Day Pass and $25 for a daily ticket; the general public will pay $110 for a 3-Day Pass and $50 for a daily ticket. A children’s ticket (ages 2-12) is available for daily admission for $5. Regular-priced tickets can be purchased online using the print-at-home feature or at the gate.

In addition, WXPN is offering a pair of 3-Day Passes as part of special membership package which includes a year-long XPN membership and two t-shirts for just $24 per month.

The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru, now in its eighth year at Wiggins Park, is produced in partnership with the Camden County Board of Freeholders. The venue was selected by WXPN for its spectacular waterfront views, natural amphitheatre for great sound, easy access to public transportation, lush open green spaces and an array of local attractions, such as Adventure Aquarium and the Camden Children’s Garden, which serves as the Kids Corner Area. WXPN will again offer a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the festival.

Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 20 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. The Kids Corner Area will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. As part of the four-acre Camden Children’s Garden, Kids Corner offers family-friendly exhibits, exciting amusement rides, themed gardens and nature walks.

CAMDEN COUNTY’S WIGGINS PARK is located on the Camden Waterfront, between the Adventure Aquarium and the Susquehanna Bank Center and features a promenade along the Delaware River with breathtaking views of the river and Philadelphia skyline.

ABOUT WXPN
WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe® public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the alternative rock service, XPN2 (http://www.xpn.org/xpn2/home) as its secondary radio channel in HD. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.

ABOUT LIVE NATION
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms.

ABOUT SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER
The Susquehanna Bank Center is the premier outdoor venue in the Philadelphia metro area to catch the summer’s hottest touring acts. The Susquehanna Bank Center box office is located on the Delaware River waterfront on 1 Harbour Blvd Camden, NJ. The Susquehanna Center opened in 1995 and has changed names multiple times from the Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre to the Tweeter Center in 2001 and to the Susquehanna Bank in 2008. The facility can be used year round with the capabilities of seating 25,000 in the summer and closing off to a 7,000 seat venue in the fall and winter. Some of the most popular Susquehanna Bank Center tickets have included Radiohead, The Who, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews Band, and Phish.

Sled Island Announces Full Festival Lineup

Sled Island Music and Arts Festival, taking place June 20 to 23 at multiple venues in Calgary, is pumped to announce the full lineup featuring over mind-blowing 200 performers including Hot Snakes, Lou Barlow, The Spits, DJ Jonathan Toubin, Prince Rama, CFCF, Teledrome and many more! All of these are in addtion to previously announced artists Feist, The Hold Steady, Archers of Loaf, Andrew W.K., The Sadies, Thurston Moore, The Antlers, Tim Hecker, Reigning Sound, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet plus so much more! Visit the website, www.sledisland.com to discover the variety of emerging and established independent local acts along side national and international independent music, comedy, film and art.

Festival passes are available at the shop, shop.sledisland.com for $199 for the Discovery Pass, $349 for the Discovery Plus Pass and only $50 for All Ages Pass. Olympic Plaza Tickets are on sale for $45 at Ticketmaster and select retail outlets. A limited amount of Single Show Tickets are available at Prime Box Office. Visit the website, www.sledisland.com to find out more!

Film Runs June 18 – 20!

Sled Island Film is entering its fourth year! The film program runs before all of the great music from June 18 – 20. Admission is included with the Discovery and Discovery Plus Pass, so be sure to pick your passes up early.

This year Sled Island Film presents a selection of music docs that explore the LA riots through Hip Hop, get to know Archers of Loaf up close and personal, tape into the roots of the Vancouver punk scene (with a special guest panel discussion), and dig into the story of Toronto’s original Riot grrrls, Fifth Column. Sled Island Film 2012 feature documentary Just Like Being There exposes the rich and vibrant world of gig poster art and Lost and Sound shows you how passion for music transcends loss of hearing. Plus shorts, experimental feature The Great Northwest, and a late night outdoor Classic Film screening with CSIF to round out the film programme at Sled Island 2012!

Visit the film page, http://www.sledisland.com/lineup/film for more info!

Get To Know: CFCF

While most reviewers champion CFCF’s icy, minimalist soundscapes, it’s perhaps more useful to define Montreal DJ-producer-composer Michael Silver’s music by cityscapes. With Continent, CFCF’s 2009 Paper Bag debut, Silver’s cerebral electro transported listeners to a bustling, neon-lit, retro-futuristic metropolis—the fictional city Kraftwerk would’ve called home, had we not known its Dusseldorf origins. It was praised for its cinematic qualities, and rightly so; Continent’s nimble synths, downtempo 4/4 backbone and elegiac, white-noise drones could’ve stunt-doubled on a moderne French disco comp (sup, Kitsune?) or the Drive score. CFCF’s follow-up EP, 2010’s The River, did little to shake the cinematic label; inspired by Werner Herzog’s film Fitzcarraldo, it meshed organic, finger-picked guitar loops with soaring, celestial soundscapes—and at its best, it felt like an irreligious Sunday mass. One that we willingly participated in, at that.

Warm Up Parties Are Coming!

Spring is here, summer is right around the corner! Sled Island is hosting several Warm Up Parties somewhere in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver!

First up, Sled Island is bringing the funsanity to Edmonton on Friday, May 4th at the Wunderbar with special guests The Wicked Awesomes!, Brazillian Money, The Allovers and Renny Wilson. Tickets are $10 at the door. The following week on May 8th, Sled Island presents Sleepy Sun at Broken City with special guest Hollow Bretheren. Tickets for the events are $8 on Prime Box Office, $11 at the door. RSVP for the event here. Lastly, Sled Island is teaming up with Beatroute Magazine and CITR to host a party at the Biltmore Cabaret on May 9th featuring No Gold, Korean Gut, White Poppy (formerly known as My Friend Wallis), and Bankrobber.

Sled Island has recruited over 200 diverse performers to take the stages over the four days, including over 140 newly added acts. Confirmed additions are: seminal San Diego post-hardcore band Hot Snakes, prolific songwriter Lou Barlow, ’80s new wave and garage/punk revivalists The Spits, the soulful spinning of DJ Jonathan Toubin, now age psychedelic act Prince Rama, slick electronic soundscaper CFCF, Calgary synth-punk act Teledrome, and many more.

Audiences at Sled Island 2012 will be treated to experiencing acclaimed and well-known artists in unique and intimate settings. The festivities will continue late into the night, as the after parties will commence as the shows end. Sled Island is also pleased to participate in Calgary 2012, the celebration of Calgary as the Cultural Capital of Canada. 2012 marks a pivotal year in Calgary’s cultural history including the centennial anniversaries of some of the city’s cultural cornerstones: Calgary Stampede, City of Calgary Recreation, Calgary Public Library and Theatre Junction Grand and Pumphouse Theatres.

To recap the music lineup so far:

Feist
The Hold Steady
Archers of Loaf
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Hot Snakes **
Andrew W.K. (Guest Curator)
The Sadies
Thurston Moore
The Antlers
Lou Barlow **
Craig Finn
Reigning Sound
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
The Strange Boys
Timber Timbre
Hayes Carll
Samantha Savage Smith
Willis Earl Beal
Tim Hecker
Trust
Bonjay
The Spits **
Nomeansno
Russian Circles
And So I Watch You From Afar
YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN
How To Dress Well
Duchess Says
Prince Rama **
CFCF **
Doldrums
BadBadNotGood
DJ Jonathan Toubin **
Terry Malts
Teledrome **
+ many more!

Plus, an impressive comedy lineup:

Todd Barry
Tim Heidecker
Neil Hamburger
Hannibal Buress
Gavin McInnis
Natasha Leggero
Nick Flanagan **
+ more!

** just announced