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Susanne Sundfør Announces US Tour, Video Contest

Norwegian songstress Susanne Sundfør is excited to announce a fall US tour, her first stateside string of dates. She will bring her original breed of dark electronic music and beguiling vocals that has drawn critical acclaim throughout the world, following her success in native Norway where her album The Silicone Veil reached # 1 in 2012 and became the biggest selling album of the year. Full tour dates are below.

Additionally, she is inviting fans to create the official video for ‘Among Us’ off The Silicone Veil by uploading their videos to http://genero.tv/susannesundfor by September 17th. The winner will also win $4,000. The winner and finalists will be chosen by Susanne Sundfør and Genero.

Susanne Sundfør Tour Dates:
9/23 – Bardot – Hollywood, CA
9/25 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
9/26 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
9/28 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY
9/30 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY

Praise for Susanne Sundfør & The Silicone Veil:

“Thick with mythology and dark as a nighttime thicket.” – Pitchfork “Best New Track”

“The Silicone Veil” is leftfield pop, a thrilling effort. It’s icy, gothic, and strange,
with moments of intentional dissonance.” – Billboard

“A shiny-voiced Norwegian pop star” – Rolling Stone

“A haunting, contradiction-filled work” – MTV

“Single-mindedness and a clear artistic vision coincide,
making Sundfør utterly arresting.” – Mojo ****

“Sundfor has a fantastically powerful, window-bending face-melter of a voice….
it’s quite stunning.”- Q

“If there is a more beautiful and ambitious song this year than ‘White Foxes’…
well, there just isn’t.”. – Uncut ****

“A breathtaking collection of spectral songs… she staked a claim to be the new Bjork. The Silicone Veil’s title track could have taught Florence Welsh a valuable trick…” – The Times UK *****

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Mount Kimbie Release Video for “Home Recording”

Cold Spring Fault Less Youth Out Now Via Warp Mount Kimbie Tour North America This Fall

“The duo was incredibly precise . . . in a live setting, there really is no one else out there quite like Mount Kimbie.” Village Voice

“Dancing to Mount Kimbie is like dancing to architecture: it feels like their compositions have hidden passages, back doors, and sky lights, beaming in sneakily beautiful, sun-kissed melodies. They are a modest band making audacious, idiosyncratic music, and I cherished seeing it live.” The Stranger

Having released their acclaimed sophomore record, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, on Warp earlier this summer, Mount Kimbie have released a vivid, textured video for single, “Home Recording.” Directed by Anthony Dickenson, Rolling Stone hailed the video, “with its elegant blend of jazzy ambiences and dubstep textures, the album conjures vivid imagery by itself . . . Dickenson has created a perfect companion for the music’s evocative drift.”

Building on the success of their debut album, Crooks and Lovers, Mount Kimbie have established themselves as ambitious artists in the experimental arena of electronic music, adding rich textures to layered melodies and on this record, live instrumentation that expands their scope of sound.

The FADER call Cold Spring Fault Less Youth a “subtle epic” while SPIN acknowledge that it “maintains a sense of understated complexity, it’s very different from its predecessor . . . the increased presence of live percussion has created a larger, more organic sound, one now oriented towards the dance floor.” The recently released video for “You Took Your Time (feat. King Krule)” is a bleak, captivating black and white portrait of intertwined characters that results in what Pitchfork calls “something of a grime ballad.”

The duo will be touring North America this Fall, including dates at Seattle’s Decibel Festival with Nicolas Jaar, as well as Mutek Mexico and Asheville’s Mountain Oasis Festival.

Mount Kimbie North American Fall Tour Dates

09.22.13 – Symbiosis Gathering Fest – Oakdale, CA
09.23.13 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
09.24.13 – Porters Pub – San Diego, CA
09.25.13 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
09.27.13 – Decibel Festival (Showbox Sodo) – Seattle, WA
09.28.13 – Venue – Vancouver, BC
09.29.13 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
09.30.13 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
10.02.13 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
10.03.13 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
10.05.13 – Mutek MX – Mexico City, MX
10.07.13 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
10.08.13 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
10.09.13 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
10.11.13 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
10.12.13 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
10.13.13 – Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL
10.14.13 – The Social – Orlando, FL
10.15.13 – Bardot – Miami, FL
10.17.13 – Republic – New Orleans, LA
10.18.13 – Walters – Houston, TX
10.19.13 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
10.20.13 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
10.22.13 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
10.23.13 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
10.26.13 – Carnegie Mellon – Pittsburgh, PA
10.27.13 – Mountain Oasis Festival – Asheville, NC

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Charli XCX’s US headline dates moved to Oct/Nov– to join UK arena tour w/ Paramore

21-year-old Charlotte Aitchison aka Charli XCX reveals she will join Paramore on their upcoming UK arena headline tour in September—which unfortunately means the scheduled North American fall headline tour will be postponed until the end of October/November, 2013.

“I’m very happy to have been asked to support Paramore on their UK tour. I’ve never really done shows in the UK outside of London before so it’s going to be something different and kind of scary for me. Of course I am really, truly so so sorry to everyone who got tickets to my US shows, as now I will have to reschedule those dates and I hate the fact that I will have let lots of people down. It’s weird, I always feel strangely at home when I play shows in America and the fans I have out there are literally the best, most killer fans in the world. I’m upset that you guys are going to be disappointed and annoyed at me, as I really did have big things planned for this tour, so it’s very sad. I’m working really hard to reschedule the dates right now and all I can promise you is that the shows will be even bigger and better than anything I’ve ever done before” –Charli XCX

Following what’s been an incredible year, having released her breakthrough debut album “TRUE ROMANCE” (via IAMSOUND) to rave reviews, including a ‘Best New Music’ mark from Pitchfork; having written her first #1 single ‘I Love It’ for Swedish duo Icona Pop, which has gone on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide; and moreover, Charli is currently writing in the studio with some of the biggest names in pop. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for a revised US routing! Replay the single, “You (Ha Ha Ha)” here:

CHARLI XCX on TOUR
*9/20-9/28 supporting Paramore except
8/23 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
9/20 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester MEN Arena
9/21 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Arena
9/23 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham LG Arena
9/24 – Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Capital FM Arena
9/27 – London, UK @ TBC
9/28 – London, UK @ TBC
10/5 – Vienna, Austria @ Waves Vienna Festival*
10/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vegas Festival
TBD – US HEADLINE DATES TO BE RELEASED SOON*
11/30 – London, UK @ London Islington Academy

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Bonnaroo and Ustream Announce 2013 Webcast Lineup

BONNAROO AND USTREAM ANNOUNCE 2013 WEBCAST LINEUP FEATURING:

PAUL McCARTNEY, MUMFORD & SONS, WILCO, THE NATIONAL, NAS, MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS, WU TANG CLAN, OF MONSTERS & MEN, KENDRICK LAMAR, THE LUMINEERS, A$AP ROCKY, SUPERJAM AND MANY MORE

LIVE PREMIUM DIGITAL WEBCAST AVAILABLE ON BONNAROO.COM AND USTREAM.TV/BONNAROO

The 12th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in association with Ustream, the leader in live social video streaming, announce the lineup for the festival’s 2013 live webcast, beginning Friday June 14th. Fans will be able to experience exclusive Bonnaroo performances from artists including Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Wilco, The National, Nas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wu Tang Clan, Of Monsters & Men, Kendrick Lamar and many more while they are happening via Ustream’s interactive, socially integrated platform. Besides these great artists, Bonnaroo will be webcasting a live SuperJam for the first time ever. This year’s SuperJam features RZA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Solange, Chad Hugo (of The Neptunes), Lettuce and special guests.

A complete lineup of all the webcasts is below. Bonnaroo will take place this weekend, June 13 – 16, in Manchester, TN.

This year’s Bonnaroo webcast will be available for viewing on Bonnaroo.com, Ustream.tv/Bonnaroo, as well as other partner sites.

2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Webcast Lineup Via Ustream:

A-Trak
ALO with Special Guests
A$AP Rocky
Beach House
Big K.R.I.T.
Calexico
Delta Rae
Dirty Projectors
Divine Fits
Father John Misty
Foals
Four Tet
Glen Hansard
Gov’t Mule
Grizzly Bear
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Jim James
Japandroids
Kendrick Lamar
Local Natives
Lord Huron
The Lumineers
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Matt & Kim
Paul McCartney
Mumford & Sons
Nas
The National
Of Monsters and Men
Passion Pit
Portugal. The Man
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Solange
Allen Stone
SuperJam featuring RZA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Solange, Chad Hugo (of The Neptunes), Lettuce and special guests
Swans
Tame Impala
The Vaccines
Wilco
Wu-Tang Clan
The xx
and more.

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About Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee every June. Bonnaroo brings together some of the best performers in rock and roll, along with dozens of artists in complementary styles such as jazz, Americana, hip-hop, electronica, and just about any contemporary music you can think of. In addition to dozens of epic performances, the festival’s 100-acre entertainment village buzzes around the clock with attractions and activities including a classic arcade, on-site cinema, silent disco, comedy club, theatre performers, a beer festival, and a music technology village. For its peaceful vibe, near-flawless logistics, and unrivalled entertainment options, Rolling Stone magazine named this revolutionary entertainment experience one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll.

About Ustream
Ustream is the leading technology platform for live social video streaming, powered by the company’s proprietary Ustream Cloud Platform. The company was founded in 2007 with a vision to bring live broadcasting technology to the entire world; Ustream was originally created to connect military service members to family and friends across the world. Since then, the company has established itself as a socially-fueled communications platform for businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals of any size to easily reach an infinite audience and share experiences in real-time.

The core of the Ustream Cloud Platform centers around the company’s proprietary Ustream Content Delivery Network (UCDN), Ustream Media Server (UMS) and Ustream TCP Congestion Control Algorithm (UTCP). Together, this advanced technology stack provides users with unmatched redundancy, resiliency, and reliability to broadcast quality live video streams. Founded in 2007, Ustream is a San Francisco-based company that has grown to more than 250 employees within their San Francisco, Los Angeles, Budapest, Tokyo, and Seoul offices. Company partners include Dell, Sony, Georgetown University, Panasonic, Samsung, CBSi, and Viacom.

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Austin Psych Fest Sets 2014 Dates; Releasing 2 LPs Today

Austin Psych Fest is excited to announce that it will hold its 7th annual gathering at Carson Creek Ranch on the weekend of May 2-4, 2014. A limited number of $120 presale weekend passes are available now, and the brand-new Forever Pass is available for a limited time for any serious devotees, providing passes to each annual Austin Psych Fest. The remaining posters from the official Austin Psych Fest 2013 poster series are up in the online store, featuring posters for Deerhunter, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Acid Mothers Temple, The Black Angels, The Growlers, Goat and many more. The recap video from this year’s Austin Psych Fest, directed by Calvin Millar, is available for posting HERE.

The engine room of Austin Psych Fest – The Reverberation Appreciation Society – is helming the North American release two LPs today, with Wall of Death’s Main Obsessions LP and The Cult of Dom Keller’s The Cult of Dom Keller LP both available June 11.

WALL OF DEATH – MAIN OBSESSIONS

At long last, Parisian trio Wall of Death are releasing their debut LP Main Obsessions in North America today. Main Obsessions was produced and mastered by Brett Orrison, and featuring guest spots from The Black Angels’ Christian Bland and Alex Maas. The band just finished a North American tour with The Black Angels, which kicked off with a performance at Austin Psych Fest 2013.

With roots extending from America to old-world European culture, Wall of Death creates a sound that is powerful, heavy, haunting and visionary.

The LP is pressed on 180g white vinyl, and packaged in a black sleeve and screen-printed jacket. Vinyl is hand numbered, limited edition of 500.

Watch & embed the video for “Marble Blues” HERE.

Buy Wall of Death’s Main Obsessions HERE, embed/stream in full HERE.

THE CULT OF DOM KELLER – THE CULT OF DOM KELLER LP

Nottingham’s finest purveyors of psychedelic noise, The Cult Of Dom Keller, are releasing their debut album in North America today. The LP is compiled from tracks previously included in the band’s self-released series of EPs, along with 3 new tracks : “Swamp Heron”, “Nowhere to Land” and “All I Need is Not Now”. The album was recorded and produced by The Cult of Dom Keller and has been remastered by Brett Orrison.

The LP is pressed on 180g blue vinyl, and packaged in a black sleeve and screen-printed chipboard jacket. Vinyl is hand numbered, limited edition of 500.

Watch & embed out footage of the band’s performance of “Worlds” at Austin Psych Fest 2013 HERE.

Buy The Cult of Dom Keller LP HERE, embed/stream in full HERE.

INDIAN JEWELRY AND NIGHT BEATS ON TOUR

Night Beats are on tour in Europe right now! Tour dates are available HERE.

Indian Jewelry are headed out on tour in support of their excellent Peel It LP, available for stream HERE.

June 06 – Austin @ Hotel Vegas

June 08 – Houston THRASCHEN @ Lawndale Art Center

June 15 – San Diego @ The Void

June 16 – LA @ Part Time Punks @ the Echo – with Death Day, Net Shaker

June 17 – Santa Ana @ the Constellation Room – with Black Bananas

June 20 – San Francisco @ the Eagle

June 21 – Oakland @ Terminal

June 23 – Seattle @ the Comet Tavern

June 24 – Portland @ Star Theater

July 19 – Copenhagen Denmark, Henry’s Dream Festival

July 20 – Stockholm Sweden @ Debaser

Converse Represent – Free Concert Series in SF

Concert Series to Include Performances by Hot Chip, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club,
Quicksand, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket From The Crypt, Juicy J, Blackalicious, DIIV, Deltron 3030, Metz and MORE!

WHO: Converse Inc. announces the launch of the Converse Represent free concert series in San Francisco. The five day concert series celebrates musical diversity and will feature a mix of established and up-and-coming artists. The series kicks-off June 23 with over 20 artists performing throughout the week, including performances by Hot Chip, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Quicksand, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket From The Crypt,
Juicy J, Blackalicious, DIIV, Deltron 3030, Metz and more.

WHAT: Starting on Sunday, June 23, the five day series will lead up to the grand opening of the Converse San Francisco retail store on June 28. Music fans can register today for a chance to win tickets to attend one of the five Converse Represent shows. Submissions to win tickets closes June 18 at noon (PST) and winning ticket holders will be notified by email.

To register for a chance to win tickets visit http://conversemusic.tumblr.com/represent

WHERE: Slim’s
333 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

WHEN: Sunday June 23rd – Thursday June 27th
Doors are at 6pm nightly and each show is all ages

To watch the exclusive Converse Represent in San Francisco trailer visit:

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NXNE presents Billy Talent, Sloan and Evan Dando

NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) has confirmed that punk rockers Billy Talent will perform a free show on Saturday, June 15 at Yonge-Dundas Square. Plus NXNE Film announces another Canadian premiere, NXNE @ YYZ returns, and The 7th Annual Put The Boot In soccer match unveils the 2013 roster.

NXNE will take over Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) for four days of free concerts starting Thursday, June 13 with the legendary Social Distortion, presented by Monster Energy Drink, along with Old Man Markley, The Flatliners and Imperial State Electric. On Friday, June 14, Deezer Canada, the official streaming partner of NXNE, presents The National, in partnership with Collective Concerts, with CTZNSHP.

Saturday, June 15 at YDS – presented by Ford – will feature a performance by hometown heroes Billy Talent headlining a full day of music including Millencolin, Big Black Delta, Moon King, Blinker The Star, We Are Scientists, Steve Hill and The Burning Boyz.

Also confirmed by NXNE Music is Toronto’s Sloan, presented by Porter Airlines, who will play The Great Hall on Friday, June 14; and Evan Dando of The Lemonheads, performing Saturday, June 15 at The Rivoli.

NXNE will present top festival bands at the NXNE @ YYZ concert series – marking the sixth year that NXNE and Toronto Pearson International Airport have worked together to entertain travelers. On Thursday, June 13, Terminal 1’s Arrivals Hall will host Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, of Kids in the Hall fame. And on Friday, June 14, Toronto seven-piece Mamabolo and indie stalwarts Blinker The Star will rock the concourse at Terminal 1.

NXNE Film presents the Canadian premiere of If We Shout Loud Enough, a documentary about Double Dagger, a post-hardcore band from Baltimore, on Friday, June 14 at the Drake Underground, preceding a performance by Peals (featuring Bruce Willen from Double Dagger). This charming, funny film follows these DIY musicians, chronicling their history and final memorable performances – and features interviews with Dan Deacon, members of Wye Oak, Future Islands, Ruiner, Thank You and more.

NXNE and Right to Play will team up again this year for The 7th Annual Put The Boot In charity soccer match. Canadian musicians (the Rockers) line up against a team of media moguls (the Rollers) in the country’s longest running fundraiser for Right To Play. This year’s match – on Sunday, June 16 at Lamport Stadium – will include Rockers and Rollers like Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), Mike Haliechuk (Fucked Up), Scott Jardine (DirectKickTV), Adam Killick (CBC Radio 1), Adam Van Koeverden (Olympian) and many more. For the full team rosters visit http://nxne.com/information/soccer/.

All NXNE passes, wristbands and tickets are now available online at www.nxne.com/tickets.

19 Years, 1000 Bands, 30 Films, 65 Interactive Sessions, 200 Comedians, 35 Visual Artists, 7 Days.

NXNE acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Boston Calling September Festival Headlined by Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit

WHAT: Boston Calling’s Early Bird Weekend Passes for both General Admission and VIP go on sale tomorrow. The festival’s second edition will take place September 7 and 8, 2013 at City Hall Plaza [One City Hall Square, Boston, Massachusetts] and will see performances by 18 artists. The September festival is headlined by Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit, with Kendrick Lamar, Local Natives, Major Lazer, The Gaslight Anthem, and Solange joining the lineup.

General Admission Early Bird Weekend Passes are $120 and VIP Early Bird Weekend Passes are $325 with the early bird code CALLING.

WHEN: Early Bird on-sale opens tomorrow, Friday May 31, 2013 at 10AM EST

WHERE: Online at www.bostoncalling.com, www.ticketmaster.com, and with no service fee at The Sinclair and Royale box offices (52 Church Street, Cambridge MA; 279 Tremont Street Boston, MA).

MORE: After selling out its May 2013 festival, Boston Calling, produced by Crash Line Productions in partnership with Bowery Presents, recently announced it will return September 7-8 2013. September nails the festival offerings with its diversity of 18 live performances, which, as with its hit May 2013 line-up, were co-curated by Aaron Dessner, acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of The National. The festival will be headlined by Vampire Weekend, whose album, Modern Vampires of the City, is currently topping the charts, and the internationally acclaimed yet locally originated Passion Pit guarantees a dance party. Further daring fans not to dance, are Flosstradamus, Major Lazer and Boston’s Bearstronaut. Meanwhile Local Natives, The Gaslight Anthem, The Airborne Toxic Event, and Providence’s Deer Tick offer plenty of reasons to rock out, and two of the country’s leading hip-hop and r&b artists, Kendrick Lamar and Solange will no doubt seduce fans.

Perched on a hill in Downtown Boston and with the city’s skyscrapers encircling its grounds, Boston Calling’s locale at City Hall Plaza will offer the ideal urban festival vibe. As with May 2013’s festival, producers will enhance this environment with two performance stages, two beer gardens, a food pavilion comprised of food trucks and local food vendors, and world-class lighting and design by locally based Party by Design. Boston Calling will also feature a VIP component whereby VIP ticketholders will have access to City Hall Courtyard, a 25,000 square foot, second-floor Mezzanine offering prime views of the main stage as well as specially curated menus and luxurious amenities.

Boston Calling’s September 2013 line-up is as follows:
Vampire Weekend
Passion Pit
Kendrick Lamar
Local Natives
Major Lazer
The Gaslight Anthem
The Airborne Toxic Event
Wolfgang Gartner
Solange
Bat for Lashes
Flosstradamus
Deer Tick
Okkervil River
Flume
Lucius
Big Black Delta
You Won’t
Bearstronaut

A portion of all proceeds from Boston Calling will go to the Music Therapy Program at Boston Children’s Hospital – the program helps patients cope during their hospitalization by bringing the joy of music to their bedsides.

Crash Line Productions is a full-service music and entertainment production company. Formed in the Fall of 2012 by Brian Appel and Mike Snow, Crash Line sees the two executives drawing from their extensive backgrounds in the music and event industry.

City Hall Plaza is located at One City Hall Square in downtown Boston. The festival is accessible via the city’s T via the Park Street stop on the Red Line, the State Street stop on the Orange or Blue line or the Government Center stop on the Green line. The 92 and 93 buses also stop outside of City Hall Plaza on Congress Street.

The Bowery Presents is an independent promotion company based in New York City. With a core business based around great music, its mission is to bring the best bands to the best venues and to provide a great concert experience for fans and artists, along with reasonable ticket prices. Over the years, The Bowery Presents has worked with a vast cross section of some of the most talented performing artists, including Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, LCD Soundsystem, Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, Passion Pit and Deadmau5. The company’s activities center on programming live music in the venues it owns and operates, including several New York and New Jersey music venues, such as Terminal 5, The Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Music Hall of Williamsburg and the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, N.J. The Bowery Presents also presents shows at other venues in New York City, such as Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park SummerStage and the Beacon Theatre, and across the Northeast, at places like the Constellation Brands- Marvin Sands Performing Art Center, located on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College in upstate New York. In 2010, the business launched The Bowery Presents: Boston, an extension of the company with an office headquartered in Boston and became the live-music partner for the Royale nightclub in the Theater District. In 2010, The Bowery Presents partnered with Alex Crothers, from Higher Ground in Burlington, Vt., to reopen The State Theatre in Portland, Maine, and in 2011, partnered to open Union Transfer in Philadelphia. In 2012, The Bowery Presents: Boston opened The Sinclair, a concert venue and restaurant with consulting Chef Michael Schlow. In 2012, The Bowery Presents: Boston began to exclusively promote shows at Boston music institutions TT the Bear’s Place and Great Scott.

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Austra Reveal New Album Track: Listen to “Painful Like” Now. Album Out 6/18 + On Tour Soon

Austra reveal second Olympia track “Painful Like” Stream Below

Sold out release week shows in New York City, London, Paris and Berlin

Announce new headlining New York City show

Photo by Norman Wong

Following the release of lead single “Home,” we are excited to share the new single “Painful Like” from Austra’s forthcoming album Olympia out June 18 on Domino.

Influenced by early Chicago house music when dance music was performed with a live band, “Painful Like” too was performed live in the studio free of any programming or loops. While the lyrics may deal with the disillusionment of growing up gay in a small town and finding solace in the arms of a lover, it’s bubbly and buoyant and reflects that Olympia is fundamentally a dance record.

Stream the new single “Painful Like”

Principal songwriter/vocalist Katie Stelmanis says that was the band’s aim all along. “We are really into dense harmonies and big beautiful melodies, but I also love techno and dance music. I wanted to bring those elements together.” Founding Detroit techno producer Kevin Saunderson recently remixed lead single “Home “ and it will appear on a forthcoming “Home” remixes 12″ backed with a remix from Ital.

Stream Kevin Saunderson and Ital’s remixes of “Home”

Olympia is also an album of transformation. Though it has only been two years since their 2010 debut Feel It Break, After three years of non-stop international touring with the likes of the XX, Grimes and the Gossip, when it came time to record Olympia, Austra had evolved into a complex collaborative effort between its members.

Olympia is available to pre-order now via Domino (Rest of the world) and Paper Bag (in Canada) on CD, limited edition double colored vinyl, standard double vinyl and digitally via iTunes. All pre-orders through Domino or Paper Bag will receive an instant mp3 download of the Home single and the six track Austra + Gina X ‘Mayan Drums’ 12” collaboration released earlier this month for Record Store Day.

Austra have sold out release week shows in New York, London, Paris, and Berlin have announced new headlining shows in those cities including September 22 at Webster Hall in New York.

Austra is Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Thornton, in collaboration with Ryan Wonsiak, Sari Lightman and Romy Lightman.

Watch the lead single “Home” video Here directed by That Go.

Stream the lead single “Home” Here

TOUR DATES

06-02 Dublin, IE – Forbidden Fruit

06-06 Zurich, CH – Plaza

06-07 Luzerne, CH – Sudpol

06-08 Yverdon-les Bains, SE – L’Amalgame

06-10 Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet

06-11 Gent, BE – DOKBox

06-12 Paris, FR – Nouveau Casino (SOLD OUT)

06-14 Berlin, DE – Lido (SOLD OUT)

06-17 London, UK – Hoxton Bar Grill (SOLD OUT)

06-20 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg ^ (SOLD OUT)

06-23 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

06-26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

07-18 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Valkhof Festival

07-19 Ferropolis, DE – Melt Festival

07-21 Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival

07-25 Madrid, ES – Nasti Club

07-26 Barcelos, PT – Milhoes De Festa Festival

07-30 Milan, Italy – Magnolia

07-31 Padova, Italy – Radar Festival

08-01 Feldkirch, AT – PoolBar Festival

08-02 Salzburg, AT – Stuck! Festival

08-03 Katowice, PL – OFF Festival

08-04 Katowice, PL – OFF Festival (DJ)

08-07 Luxembourg – EXIT 07

08-09 Gothenburg, SE – Way Out West Festival

08-10 Helsinki, FI – Flow Festival

08-14 St Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock Festival

08-17 Biddinghuizen, NL – Lowlands Festival

08-30 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom *

08-31 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *

09-01 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock *

09-04 Seattle, WA – Neumos *

09-05 Portland, OR – MusicFest NW

09-10 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom *

09-12 Dallas, TX – Trees *

09-13 Austin, TX – Mohawk *

09-14 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *

09-15 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *

09-17 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *

09-18 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *

09-19 Washington, DC – Black Cat *

09-20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *

09-22 New York, NY – Webster Hall *

09-24 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *

11-25 London, UK – Koko

^ w/ Mozart’s Sister

* w/ DIANA

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Radiation City, GoPro Presents Magical Live Performance at Austin’s Cathedral of Junk, National US Tour Continues Through The Summer

“impossibly catchy” – NPR

“charmingly evocative” – TIME

“ …a perfectly eerie throwback piece of indie pop.” – NYLON

“ …full of charming, winsome (but not too winsome) indiepop that will appeal to fans of Camera Obscura and The Rosebuds.” – BrooklynVegan

Click Image Above To Watch Radiation City at Austin’s Cathedral of Junk

Radiation City just released their highly anticipated sophomore studio album, Animals In The Median, via Tender Loving Empire. Effortlessly blending vintage soul with modern electronic sounds, the album has already received critical acclaim from VICE’s Noisey, Rolling Stone, MAGNET & many more.

The Portland quintet recently teamed up with GoPro to create a spectacular live video shot at Austin’s famed Cathedral of Junk. Vince Hanneman, the self-proclaimed “Junk King,” sets the scene as Radiation City plays two live songs from Animals In The Median: “Lark” and “Foreign Bodies.”

Radiation City is now back on the road on a national US tour, bringing their spellbinding live show to over 25 cities across the country! The dream pop band has shared stages with Pickwick, Caveman, YACHT, The Walkmen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more. Be sure to catch the band’s entrancing live show on tour!

Radiation City National Tour Dates
* w/ Cuckoo Chaos to support
! Social Studies and XDS to support

5/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
5/30: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
6/01: Tempe, AZ @ Sail Inn
6/03: Dallas, TX @ Bryan Street Tavern
6/04: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
6/05: New Orleans, LA @ The Circle Bar
6/06: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
6/07: Athens, GA @ The Georgia Theater
6/08: Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
6/10: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
6/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
6/12: New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge
6/13: Brooklyn, NY @ The Paper Box
6/15: Chicago, IL @ Taste Of Randolph Street
6/16: Cincinnati, OH @ Motr Pub
6/17: Nashville, TN @ Cause a Scene House Show
6/18: Indianapolis, IN @ Do 317 Lounge
6/19: Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
6/20: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
6/21: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
6/23: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/25: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/26: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/28: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *RELEASE SHOW!*
7/23: Hood River, OR @ The Ruins at Springhouse Cellar
7/27: Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party