Violent Soho Premiere ‘Dope Calypso’ video

Violent Soho Premiere ‘Dope Calypso’ Video On Clash || ‘Hungry Ghost’ LP Out September 6th On I Oh You

‘Dope Calypso’ is the opening track from ‘Hungry Ghost’. The video is directed by Timothy O’Keefe and follows the band around their hometown of Mansfield, Queensland.

The Buddhist concept of the ‘hungry ghost’ neatly sums up the urgency, the want, the search of Violent Soho’s music. Amid the riffs, hooks and wail of front man Luke Boerdam is a stark examination of the way we view the world, and the way consumer culture feeds relentlessly on itself and its urges. A fitting theory for an unapologetic, no-bullshit post-grunge cacophony, as laid bare on the Brisbane, Australia four-piece’s second album, “Hungry Ghost”.

Following 2010’s accomplished self-titled album (released on Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label) which delivered riffage-heavy highlights such as ‘Jesus Stole My Girlfriend’ and ‘Muscle Junkie’, the band found themselves at an impasse. The band, which have toured the US with Dinosaur Jr, Alice In Chains, Built To Spill and The Bronx, found themselves treading water creatively after years of touring.

But what it took to snap Luke and his bandmates — James Tidswell (guitar/vocals), Luke Henery (bass) and Michael Richards (drums) — out of the funk was a realization that all of their touring and experiences had given them a new perspective on music; hard work and that new thematic inspiration would lead to its own reward. “It was a process of figuring out what we did like,” Luke explains, “rather than concentrating on what we used to do. We’ve changed and grown as people, so the music we were writing needed to reflect that. Whatever excited us, those are the songs that we went with.”

What emerged on “Hungry Ghost” was a character study of the personalities and ideas of consumer society that inform their hometown of Brisbane suburb Mansfield, examining “the concept of the outsider, people who are a little bizarre and how they view the world”. And from the opening bars of ‘Dope Calypso’, chock full of fuzzy, tumbling riffs through to the subtle, almost delicate psychedelic swirl of ‘Okay Cathedral’, “Hungry Ghost” is Violent Soho growing up. “It’s stuff like status anxiety,” explains Luke, “and worrying about living up to other people’s standards, and in the process become so distracted, sitting on the couch watching other people live their lives. That mentality is behind it”.

There are, of course, still the ‘holy shit’ musical moments. The throat-tearing “yeahyeahyeahyeah” of ‘Covered In Chrome’, the grungy rock’n’roll power of ‘Gold Coast’ and ‘Lowbrow’s spitting anger. But the tempered slow burn of the album’s title-track demonstrates the maturation of the band’s melodic nous, continuing the work of the last record’s ‘Outsider’ and ‘Paper Planes‘. Adding to that are the shades of full throttle attack and pensive rumination on ‘Eightfold’ and ‘Saramona Said‘.

The band’s ability to relay a compelling character study and their broadened musical palette quickly dispel any notion of Violent Soho being some sort of slacker stoner band only interested in weed and skateboarding. “Hungry Ghost” is the album Violent Soho needed to make. Intelligent, melodic, and dripping with attitude, it’s also a record you need to hear.

‘Hungry Ghost’ Track Listing:

1. Dope Calypso
2. Lowbrow
3. Covered in Chrome
4. Saramona Said
5. In The Aisle
6. Okay Cathedral
7. Fur eyes
8. Gold Coast
9. Liars
10. Eightfold
11. Hungry Ghost

Press Quotes:
“‘In The Aisle’ takes all the best chromosomes from the Smashing Pumpkins’ talented DNA. That means densely layered guitar spazzes and melodic punk drawling but there’s also enough scuzz on show to resemble five days without showering” — Noisey [UK]

“Violent Soho have always been on the cusp of greatness, and if “In The Aisle” is anything to go by, they might finally be reaching their full potential” — Indie Shuffle

“‘Generation’ is an irresistible blast of buzz-pop, while ‘Jesus Stole My Girlfriend’ and ‘Muscle Junkie’ suggest the fury and sensual languor of the Pixies.”– The Guardian [UK]

“Scales the energetic highs that made Mudhoney and Nirvana so exhilarating” — BBC6

Ell V Gore Premieres ‘Her Vicious’ Video and tour dates With Dirty Beaches

If Ell V Gore’s Sex Static sounds to you like it was made by four weirdos you’d meet at a pitch black, late night bizarre sex party beating their instruments half to death…well, that’s because it was. Toronto’s Ell V Gore is the project of 24 year old Ell V who has been playing in weirdo punk and no wave bands for the past decade. He is also a man known around town for throwing some of the freakiest late-night parties in the city (when he isn’t manning the microphone at strip clubs in between for cash). Sex Static, their debut EP on Bad Actors, is an industrial punk rock beat-down. It is a visceral, dark, and loud late night album that sounds like Chairs Missing era Wire and The Birthday Party being filtered through a kaleidoscope of 90 shades of black and grey. Known around the city for their stunningly intense live show, the experience has translated well to record. The rhythm section is tight and malicious, the guitars and synthesizers scrape, scratch, and scream, and Ell V’s controlled Lux Interior-esque howl bounces off walls with the guttural intensity of Michael Gira. Weirdos, freaks, and late night delinquents – your party has begun.

About Bad Actors:

Bad Actors is a Toronto based boutique record label focused on bringing you the best from the next generation of the city’s best songwriters, bands, producers, and beat makers. The label is headed by Ben Cook aka Young Guv, a member of Fucked Up, and the brains behind several of Toronto’s most loved and respected musical acts including: No Warning, Yacht Club, Marvelous Darlings, and The Scuzz. His résumé also includes: starring in some of your favorite childhood TV shows, ghostwriting some of the catchiest songs amongst your most beloved guilty pleasures, and producing some of his city’s most promising musical acts. Needless to say, the Guv can bring the goods, and it was only a matter of time before he started his own label. Bad Actors will serve as a stepping-stone to bigger things for young acts, while offering them an opportunity to work closely with one of Toronto’s most creative and energetic musical forces. Upcoming releases on Bad Actors include records from industrial punk freaks Ell V Gore, guitar pop masterminds Actual Water, weirdo soul-goddess MCs Bizzarh, 17 year old producer extraordinaire Harrison and Cook’s own Yacht Club.

Tour With Dirty Beaches:

9/4 – Montreal, QC – SAT
9/6 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
9/8 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
9/9 – Philedelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas
9/11 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
9/12 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
9/13 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
9/14 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
9/15 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree

Praise For Ell V Gore:

“Surging out of the cave like the Birthday Party trying to cover Joy Division’s “Transmission”, [Lobotomy] strikes a masterful balance of barked psychosis and mechanistic precision, of primitive trash-can clang and synth-shocked futurism.”–Pitchfork

“Noisy, viciously catchy no wave from this wonderful Toronto weirdo” — Noisey

scuzzy, gothy post-punk you might expect given what you’ve read to this point. Fans of The Birthday Party, Wire, The Cramps and all things WIERD take note” — Brooklyn Vegan

“[Lobotomy’s] a vicious single that sniffs the glue that built Ty Segall’s Melted and drills cascading rhythms into the back of your head” –Blare Magazine

The London Suede Premiere ‘Hit Me’ Video. Release EP

Since the release of their 6th studio album and first in over a decade, ‘Bloodsports’ has received international critical acclaim, deservedly positioning the legendary Brit Pop band back into the top of the charts across the globe.

Their follow up single to the hugely successful ‘It Starts And Ends With You’ will be the soaring and infectious 6th track from ‘Bloodsports’ titled ‘Hit Me’, and was penned by front-man Brett Anderson, guitarist Richard Oakes and keyboardist Neil Codling.

Having recently sold out at the prestigious ten thousand capacity venue Alexandra Palace in London this spring, the five-piece will be embarking on a 5 day UK arena tour in October.

‘HIT ME’ EP TRACKLISTING
1. Hit Me
2. Falling Planes
3. What Violet Says
4. Hit Me (Radio Edit)

“Calling Bloodsports a comeback album almost seems to belittle just how strong a record it really is; it’s nearly as good as any they’ve put out before.”
– Under The Radar Magazine

“Throughout Bloodsports, Suede consistently strikes the balance between decadence and elegance that marked their signature work.”
– Pitchfork

“Boasting strength, durability and psychic stability on comeback Bloodsports, Suede shows its true dramatic worth on pensive, atmospheric exhibitions.”
– Magnet Magazine

“Bloodsports still thrums with the darkness and danger that made the fivesome’s early records so worthy of your absolute allegiance.”
– FILTER Magazine

“Never once do they sound desperate on Bloodsports; they sound confident, and comfortable in the knowledge that this is where they all should be.”
– Boston Globe

“(Suede) have returned to reclaim the Brit Pop crown with the excellent new album ‘Bloodsports”.
– New York Post

“Full of the dramatic guitars and romantically anguished melodies that helped kickstart the British rock renaissance.
– SPIN Magazine

‘The record powerfully disproves the idea that it’s impossible for veterans to re-ignite the spark…twenty years on, Suede are still jumping barriers. Reunion act turned resurrected creative force’
– The Guardian

‘Swells with hook-laden guitars and pulsing bas and drums…no feeding off former glories here…they prove themselves vital and contemporary’
– The Independent

‘A recalibration. Suede’s renewed charge is obvious’
– Uncut

‘A galvanising return’
– Mojo

‘An album of largely tremendous pop songs. Suede are still capable of taking you over’
– Q Magazine

The London Suede – Hit Me video

Inlet Sound release new video for Young Hearts and announce summer tour dates

Inlet Sound have released the new video for their single Young Hearts – directed by Christopher Mills (Interpol, Modest Mouse, BSS) from their 2012 release The Romantics.

Director Christopher Mills (Interpol, Modest Mouse, BSS) had this to say about working with Inlet Sound:”YOUNGHEARTS is about an emerging band with an abstract idea and a whole lot of chutzpa. We follow the band, as they pool the few dollars and pennies they have between them, in order to hire a boat to take them to a strange place, thenback home again, only to be faced with the same reality many foraging musicians face – hunger for more. The video came together blazingly fast, shooting handheld out of a convertible on a hand-numbing day, and on the roof of a boat on Toronto Harbour. This was a fun project full of luck and good times.”

Michael Wexler from Inlet Sound said: “From the moment we found out that we’d be shooting a video with Chris Mills, we were all as giddy as a bunch of five year olds in line for the ice-cream truck. We loved his work on videos for Modest Mouse, The Acorn and The Joy Formidable among others for quite some time. The best part of this whole process was how easy-going Chris made the shoot day feel, despite numerous freezing locations and time crunches. We were also super blessed to have our dear friend Brendan Lynch work his organizational magic on the production side of the video. We worked into the wee hours of the night, shooting on green screen and stuffing our faces with delicious sandwiches, only to go home full bellied and excited to see Chris’ animated wizardry unfold. Et voila!”

UPCOMING SUMMER TOUR DATES:

5/25 – Toronto, ON: Horseshoe Tavern (w Poor Young Things)
6/13-16 – Toronto, ON: NXNE
7/1 – Barrie, ON: Canada Day Show
7/19-21 – Duncan, BC: Islands Folk Festival
7/24 – Vancouver, BC: The Media Club
7/25 – Victoria, BC: Lucky Bar
8/9 – Fernie, BC: Wapiti Festival
8/10 – Calgary, AB: The Palomino
8/16 – Toronto, ON: Horseshoe Tavern (w Maladies of Adam Stokes)

Smith Westerns Premiere Video for “Varsity.” Set North American Tour. Album Date Bumped to 6/25

Smith Westerns are pleased to share the video for “Varsity” the first single from their forthcoming album Soft Will. The video was directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz.

“I wanted to make a non narrative video clip about young love without showing the usual conventions of going on dates or hanging out at the mall. We studied this couple as they would study themselves and each other in their dreams, and used abstractly sexual imagery to give it a hallucinogenic and hazy atmosphere,” says Del Rio Ortiz of the video.

Soft Will, the third LP from Smith Westerns, will be released June 25th on Mom+Pop (in Europe on June 24 via Co-Op). After playing over 140 shows in support of Dye it Blonde in 2012 Smith Westerns (Cullen Omori, Max Kakacek and Cameron Omori) returned to Chicago and began writing the follow-up LP. Writing through the Spring and into the Summer of 2012 the band teamed up once again with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TVOR) and in August began recording what would become Soft Will at Sonic Ranch (El Paso, TX).

TOUR DATES:

07/21 + Nashville, TN – Exit In

07/23 + Washington, DC – Black Cat

07/24 + Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

07/26 + Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

07/27 + Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

07/28 + Montreal, QC – Cabaret Mile End

07/29 + Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

08/02 + Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

08/05 + Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room

08/06 + Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

08/07 + Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

08/09 + San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival

08/10 + Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

08/11 + Pomona, CA – The Glass House

08/12 + San Diego, CA – Casbah

08/15 + Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

08/16 + Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

08/17 + Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl

08/20 + Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater

10/04 -10/06 + Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

10/11 – 10/13 + Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

Track Listing

1- 3am Spiritual

2 – Idol

3 – Glossed

4 – XXIII

5 – Fool Proof

6 – White Oath

7 – Only Natural

8 – Best Friend

9 – Cheer Up

10 – Varsity

The Submarines’ Blake Hazard announces new album The Eleanor Islands

Los Angeles songwriter, Blake Hazard, has announced a new solo album, The Eleanor Islands, available July 9. The Eleanor Islands is the first new music from Hazard since co-founding The Submarines with ex-husband John Dragonetti in 2005. The pair released three acclaimed full-lengths between 2006-2011. In conjunction, Hazard has premiered the video for first single, “Colonnade”, directed by Simone Leuck, via SPIN – repost here. “The video plays with stereotypical representations of a female breakup and the glamorous leading lady in crisis,” said Lueck. “Referencing the theme of duality and an imaginary man from the opening verse, Blake exists in a parallel fantasy world inspired by cinema’s mid century melodrama, 1960s girls groups, Blake’s own style and the way she sometimes wears her hair.”

Largely penned in Hazard’s grandmother’s home in Padanaram, MA, The Eleanor Islands is centered on this idea of reflection, of searching through the actions and potential actions that have brought someone to where they are now, of how two people, once integral to each other’s existence, can separate.

Interested in pairing the emotions in her songs with scrappy, live-sounding instrumentals and production, Hazard recorded the bulk of The Eleanor Islands with Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine/Yellowbirds) in his Brooklyn studio, capturing their urgency and emotive tenor. The intention was to re-record parts in Los Angeles, but Hazard was given the time to reflect when filming a cameo appearance in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” – Hazard being the great-granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Blake decided to stick with the sparse rawness of the demos, spending a couple of intensely focused weeks back in Brooklyn filling out the recordings with Cohen. She sent the tracks to Todor Kobokov in Toronto, who added delicate string arrangements, and laterrecorded additional vocals with Aaron Espinoza at The Ship and with Bryan Cook in Los Angeles. The resulting album is introspective and hushed, each song lending itself to an overall investigation into the dissolution of love and the idea of overwhelming restlessness.

Track Listing:

1. Padanaram

2. Photograph

3. Colonnade

4. The Narrows

5. Energy and Consequences

6. Front Lines

7. Oh Mended Minds

8. Weekends

9. Deliberate Plans

10. Your Door

Youth Lagoon premieres music video for “Mute” directed by Tyler T. Williams

Youth Lagoon premieres music video for “Mute” directed by Tyler T. Williams

Plus, updated tour dates, including three SoCal shows this week & Coachella

VIDEO: “Mute”

What the press is saying about Wondrous Bughouse:

“He’s mulling over cosmic, metaphysical thoughts: about time and space, good and evil, love and death, all in music that certifies every uncertainty.” -Jon Pareles, NY Times

“Youth Lagoon’s second album, Wondrous Bughouse, is one of the most arresting

headphone records you’ll hear this year.” -NPR

“8.7 / BEST NEW MUSIC. Wondrous Bughouse looks inward and discovers the
endless possibilities of imagination and introspection.” -Pitchfork

Bio:

Trevor Powers, whose stage name is Youth Lagoon, began writing his debut album The Year of Hibernation in 2010. Based around the idea of psychological dysphoria, Powers tried to document the trails of his mind through songs of minimalism and hypnotic ambience. Powers later described his writing process as “my mind communicating with me, not the other way around…it can take me to scary places but I’ve realized those bizarre thoughts I have don’t define me.” After signing with Mississippi-based label Fat Possum Records in 2011, he toured much of the following year before going back into solitude to write.

Wondrous Bughouse, Powers’ sophomore album (released March 5 worldwide via Fat Possum), was spawned from what he describes as “becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world.” During the time he wrote, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music.

“Youth Lagoon is something so personal to me because writing music is how I sort my
thoughts, as well as where I transfer my fears,” explains Powers.

“My mental state is usually pretty sporadic… a lot of this record was influenced by a fear of mortality but embracing it at the same time. Realizing that human life is only great because it is temporary. Experimenting with ideas about dimensions. I’m not a gifted speaker, so
explaining things is difficult for me. But music always makes sense.”

YOUTH LAGOON

04/16 San Diego, CA – The Irenic %
04/17 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey %
04/18 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club
04/19 Indio, CA – Coachella – 2pm – Mojave Tent
04/21 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom +
04/22 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress +
04/24 Austin, TX – Mohawk ^
04/25 Dallas, TX – The Loft ^
04/26 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s ^
04/27 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks ^
04/28 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree ^
04/30 Orlando, FL – The Social ^
05/01 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West ^
05/02 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge ^
05/03 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle #^
05/04 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle ^
05/06 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s ^
05/07 Northampton, MA – Pearl St. ^
05/08 Hamden, CT – Spaceland Ballroom ^
05/10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^
05/11 Columbia, MD – Sweet Life Festival
05/13 Toronto, ON – Great Hall ^
05/14 Columbus, OH – A&R Bar ^
05/15 Chicago, IL – Metro ^
05/16 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater ^
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line ^
05/18 Seattle, WA – Seattle University ^
05/21 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
05/22 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05/23 Vancouver, BC – Venue
05/24 George, WA Sasquatch! Fest
05/26 Boston, MA – Boston Calling Festival
06/05 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center *

* = w/ The National

# = w/ Jackson Scott

% = w/ Lady Lazarus
+ = w/ Best Dog Award

^ = w/ Majical Cloudz

Youth Lagoon
Wondrous Bughouse
(Fat Possum)
Street Date: March 5, 2013
CD/LP/Digital
Buy it here

1. THROUGH MIND AND BACK
2. MUTE
3. ATTIC DOCTOR
4. THE BATH
5. PELICAN MAN
6. DROPLA
7. SLEEP PARALYSIS
8. THIRD DYSTOPIA
9. RASPBERRY CANE
10. DAISYPHOBIA

Young Guns release Bones in Canada on May 7th

BONES SINGLE HITS #1 ON US RADIO

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR BONES HERE

TOURING WITH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

“SOARING YET MUSCULAR MODERN ROCK WITH ENOUGH BANG TO SHAKE LISTENERS TO THEIR BONES.” ~ REVOLVER MAGAZINE

“A JUGGERNAUT OF POWER.”~ KERRANG!

In the fall of 2012, Canada got a little taste of YOUNG GUNS. They lit up the stage at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON with an electrifying performance featuring their huge US single, Bones. The UK rockers have just announced the Canadian release for their album Bones on May 7th (with Wax Records). Recently reaching #1 on Active Rock Radio in the US, the British gents are getting ready to support Bullet For My Valentine on their upcoming North American tour that will include a stop in Toronto on May 7th at The Sound Academy. Check out the video for the single Bones, directed by Tim Mattia (Cage The Elephant, My Chemical Romance), here. Now with over 2 million views, this is a must see.

Written over a number of months in places ranging from Thailand to Spain, to a shed in the band’s hometown of High Wycombe, UK, Bones marks Young Guns’ transition from a band packed with potential, to bonafide contenders for the title of Britain’s best. The UK release has already achieved critical acclaim in their homeland, with Q Magazine and Kerrang! each giving it four stars. Kerrang! also ranked Bones as the #1 rock song of 2012. Featuring 12 original tracks, this album flows with swift speed from the title track, a howl of defiance; stunning opener I Was Born, I Have Lived, I Will Surely Die, a fearless statement of intent; to Learn My Lesson, a calling-card that’s as dynamic as it is catchy.

“We’ve written something that I feel happy describing as ‘brave,’” says frontman Gustav Wood, “and it will challenge a lot of people’s preconceptions about what sort of band we are. It’s an ambitious record, and we have the ambition to match the sound.”

Having formed from the ashes of a variety of local bands, Young Guns’ Gustav Wood (frontman), John Taylor (guitar), Fraser Taylor (guitar), Simon Mitchell (bass) and Ben Jolliffe (drums), released their debut EP Mirrors in June 2009. Then, in July 2010 they unveiled their All Our Kings Are Dead debut full-length album. Backed by a groundswell of popular support from that release, the band hit magazine covers, headlined the HMV Forum in London, toured Australia and played the Main Stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Young Guns are sure to blaze a path in the Canadian rock scene this year!

BONES Tracklisting:

1. I Was Born, I Have Lived, I Will Surely Die

2. Dearly Departed

3. Bones

4. Towers On My Way

5. Hymn For All I’ve Lost

6. You Are Not

7. Brothers In Arms

8. Learn My Lesson

9. Everything Ends

10. Interlude

11. Headlights

12. Broadfields

Details for Upcoming Toronto show

Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm & Young Guns
Venue: Sound Academy – Toronto

When: May 7, 2013

Goo Goo Dolls’ Rebel Beat video

GOO GOO DOLLS’ “REBEL BEAT” VIDEO PREMIERES ON VH1.COM TODAY

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE PERFORMANCE CONFIRMED FOR MAY 7, 2013

NEW ALBUM MAGNETIC OUT JUNE 11TH

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls premiered the video for their new song “Rebel Beat” today on VH1.com. The P.R. Brown-directed video will premiere on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown April 13th. Click here to watch:

“Rebel Beat” is the first single off Goo Goo Dolls’ new album Magnetic, set for release June 11, 2013. The band, singer guitarist John Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin recorded Magnetic in New York, London and LA with Gregg Wattenberg (Train), Rob Cavallo (Green Day), John Shanks (Bon Jovi), and Greg Wells (Katy Perry). “Rebel Beat” is currently #21 and climbing at Hot AC Radio. The band will perform the track on Jimmy Kimmel Live May 7th at 11:35PM/10:35PM CT on ABC.

To support Magnetic, Goo Goo Dolls are hitting the road with Matchbox 20 this summer. The nationwide co-headlining run will kick off on June 25th at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH and run through August. Full tour dates are below. Get ticket information and pre-order Magnetic via www.googoodolls.com. Fans can also enter to win a trip to see Goo Goo Dolls with Matchbox 20 here: http://connect.googoodolls.com.

Goo Goo Dolls have sold over 10 million albums worldwide, with 14 Top 10 Radio hits, more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format. They are the only artist to have three songs on Billboard’s “Top 100 Songs from 1992-2012” including the Number One slot, for “Iris.” John Rzeznik has been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award and they have shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones to Taylor Swift, who recently covered “Iris” with Rzeznik onstage.

Goo Goo Dolls Tour Dates:

APRIL

17 Buies Creek, NC Campbell University

20 Portland, ME State Theatre

21Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center

27 Willimantic, CT Eastern CT State University

MAY

17 Baltimore, MD Pimlico Race Course

With Matchbox 20:

JUNE

25 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena

26 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

27 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

29 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion

30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

JULY

2 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival

3 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival

6 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

7 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center

9 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

10 Moline, IL i Wireless Center

12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

15 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

17 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

20 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

21 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair

23 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord

30 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

31 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

AUGUST

2 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

3 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheater at Lakewood

4 Tampa, FL 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheatre

6 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Walnut Creek

8 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live

10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

14 Hershey, PA The Star Pavilion

16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

17 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach

18 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center

Mount Kimbie Release “Blood and Form,” New Album Out May 28th

Photo Credit: Maxwell Tomlinson

Cold Spring Fault Less Youth Out May 28th Via Warp

“A subtle epic.” – FADER

“The first single from Cold Spring Fault Less Youth “Made to Stray,” is Mount Kimbie nudging their way toward the dancefloor, interested in filling space as much clearing room for it … By the time the vocal comes in, you’re hooked.” – Pitchfork (Best New Track)

After releasing the mesmerising, percussive “Made to Stray” just a few weeks ago, Mount Kimbie now reveal “Blood and Form” from their forthcoming second album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. As with “Made to Stray,” “Blood and Form” marks a noticeable shift in the duo’s use of vocals; the melodies are equally hypnotic but “Blood and Form” has a raw and hazy edge. Listening to the two tracks side by side shows the evolution of Mount Kimbie’s sound and the breadth of their new material.

Hear new track “Blood and Form” here

Mount Kimbie ‘Blood and Form’ (album ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’)

Recorded in their South London studio, Mount Kimbie’s eagerly awaited sophomore record Cold Spring Fault Less Youth will be released on May 28th through Warp Records.

Since 2009, Dominic Maker and his partner in Mount Kimbie, Kai Campos, have played a central role in forging a new form for electronic music. Their influence stretches far beyond the tiny corner of the dance music underground that birthed them. They have repeatedly confounded expectations, transforming themselves from bedroom-studio producers to creators of one of the most fully realized electronic album-length statements of recent years and refining their live show to incorporate a drummer. With their second album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, finally completed, the perception of Mount Kimbie looks set to expand again.

Cold Spring Fault Less Youth combines the electronic sensibilities of Crooks and Lovers but sees Mount Kimbie moving out of the bedroom and into a professional studio. Informed by their live shows, Dom and Kai have introduced more live instruments to broaden their sound including drums and horns, as well as experimenting with vocals. The duo have undoubtedly grown, they are more experienced, more mature, more self-aware. “Two years is a long time,” says Maker. “Tastes change, what you want out of your life changes, and so on. Naturally, how we want to sound has changed too.” Expanding from the confines of dance music, the resulting album feels looser, richer and more enveloping than the duo’s past work, yet still retains that Mount Kimbie sound.

The new record also features two collaborations with the enigmatic artist King Krule who lends his distinctive, discontented vocals to “You Took Your Time” and “Meter, Pale, Tone.” Having been friends and mutual fans of each other for some time, the collaboration between Mount Kimbie and King Krule came about naturally and they intend to work together again.

Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
(May 28th, Warp Records)

Tracklisting
1. Home Recording
2. You Took Your Time (feat. King Krule)
3. Break Well
4. Blood and Form
5. Made To Stray
6. So Many Times, So Many Ways
7. Lie Near
8. Meter, Pale, Tone (feat. King Krule)
9. Slow
10. Sullen Ground
11. Fall Out

Upcoming Tour Dates
2nd May – Certain People @ Berghain, Berlin, DE
4th May – Sound City Festival, Liverpool
5th May – Night + Day Festival, Lisbon, Portugal (with the xx)
10th May – Poolbar mit Pratersauna, Vienna, AT
11th May – Imagine Festival @ Kaserne, Basel, CH
18th May – Night + Day Festival, Berlin, DE (with the xx)
24th May – London Calling @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
25th May – Field Day Festival, London
30th May – Bowery Ballroom, New York, USA #
31st May – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, USA #
1st June – Black Cat, Washington, USA #
2nd June – The Sinclair, Cambridge, USA #
4th June – SAT, Montreal, Canada #
5th June – The Hoxton, Toronto, Canada #
7th June – Magic Stick, Detroit, USA #
8th June – Lincoln, Chicago, USA #
9th June – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, USA #
10th June – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, USA #
13th June – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, USA #
14th June – Neumos, Seattle, USA #
15th June – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, USA #
17th June – The Independent, San Francisco, USA #
18th June – Echoplex, Los Angeles, USA #
23rd June – Night + Day Festival, Osterley Park, London (with the xx)

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