Tuesday, November 30, 2010


“Wet” is the second single off Snoop Dogg’s highly anticipated album ‘Doggumentary Music,’ releasing March 2011.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, international superstar and music icon, Snoop Dogg is releasing his brand new single entitled “Wet” via SnoopDogg.com at 4:20 pm PST, an anthem made for Prince William’s bachelor party and all bachelor parties around the world to follow. It is the second single to release from Snoop Dogg’s forthcoming 11th studio album entitled, Doggumentary Music coming March 2011.

“When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William’s marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something,” says Snoop. “’Wet’ is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin’.”

Produced by The Cataracs, “Wet” can arguably be the follow-up song to the Grammy-nominated single “Sensual Seduction.” From its hypnotizing beat to its alluring and lustful lyrics, “Wet” will sure to be the official nightclub song of 2011.

Additionally, Snoop is asking his fans to create a video of them dancing to the new single “Wet.” The fan that garners the most video views, will win a trip to the U.K. courtesy of Snoop to celebrate the release of “Wet” in royal fashion. Fans can enter the contest by uploading their videos to YouTube and/or tweeting the video link to @SnoopDogg with the hashtag #WET. All contestants must title their YouTube video “Snoop Dogg Wet Dance.”

Slated for March 2011, the songs on Doggumentary Music are inspired by real moments in the absolutely unique life of Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg will “doggument” much of his musical process online via his social networking platforms and live Ustream sessions that will be recorded at particular moments up until the album is released. These live sessions will give fans a peek into the making of the album; whether it is a studio session with Snoop, him playing cuts from the album or one of Snoop’s key producers talking about the making of the album, viewers will get a glimpse into the creation of Doggumentary Music as it happens.

For more information on “Wet” and Doggumentary Music, log on to www.snoopdogg.com.

Monday, November 22, 2010



The Knife, in collaboration with Mt.Sims and Planningtorock are set to release “Seeds”, with remixes by Portable aka Bodycode and Shinedoe, exclusively on November 19th through Beatport, with the full digital and limited edition 12” vinyl release coming December 6th.

Taken from the album Tomorrow, In A Year, “Seeds” is a delicate but driving techno pop track and features vocals by Swedish pop star Jonathan Johansson and Danish mezzo soprano Kristina Wahlin. Since the album’s release earlier this year, “Seeds” has already made waves in the dance world.

The remixers – Ghostly International’s Berlin-dwelling South African deep house producer Portable aka Bodycode, and the Dutch head of Intacto Records, Shinedoe - were selected by Olof Dreijer..."I just really like their music - a very nice mix of melodic and moving dance music. I've been spinning their music over the last few years and most often it brings a smile to people's faces and makes people dance a little more."

Bodycode has injected some Berlin deep-house warmth, stretching the track to 12 minutes, while Shinedoe has turned the original’s sparse instrumentation into a layered, big-room tech-house track.

Commissioned by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma Tomorrow, In A Year is a unique musical project, based on Charles Darwin and his book ‘On the Origin of the Species’. The compositions challenge the conventional conception of opera music.

www.theknife.net | www.mute.com

Girl In A Coma Share "Blue Christmas" Holiday Cover Song, New Album Out Now!

“Blue Christmas”

Available On Blackheart Records’
A Blackheart Christmas

New Album, Adventures in Coverland, In Stores Now!

San Antonio trio Girl In A Coma has an early Christmas gift for you! The band is sharing their version of Elvis’ “Blue Christmas”. The king himself would shed a tear at hearing Nina Diaz’s inimitable voice! The song and their punk take on “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” are both on Blackheart Records’ A Blackheart Christmas, which features the labels stellar roster including The Vacancies and the legendary Joan Jett of course! Check out a stream of the track HERE and we encourage you to post and share. Please let us know if you’re interested in posting the MP3 as well!

The band recently put out a covers album, Adventures in Coverland, to great acclaim. The covers include distinct takes on Bowie, Joy Division, Buffalo Springfield and Patsy Cline among others. An acoustic version of their song “BB” and a new original Girl in a Coma song, “Yo Oigo,” commissioned by Robert Rodriguez for his film “Machete” are also included. The band displays their reverence for Selena’s music with their amped-up reworking of “Si Una Vez,” a stunning highlight of the record, and were honored to perform the song at the 2010 Tejano Music Awards.

You can also see Robert Rodriguez’ video for their cover of Bowie’s Labyrinth anthem “As the World Falls Down” here and a hot pin up inspired video directed by bassist Jenn Alva for their version of Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight” here.

Having previously toured with and been championed by Morrissey, Sia, The Pogues, Cyndi Lauper, and Tegan and Sara the band just wrapped up their Fall tour with some dates alongside The Dresden Dolls.

Röyksopp Announce North American Tour Dates

To follow fans’ excitement over the tranquil, yet beautifully haunting composition – Senior – the Norwegian electro super duo have announced a 2011 tour, starting in Toronto and Montreal, showcasing in New York, Washington DC and Atlanta, with more dates to be announced.
Röyksopp – Tour Dates:

March 18 – The Guvernment – Toronto
March 19 – Club Soda – Montreal
March 21 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
March 23 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
March 24 – Masquarade – Atlanta, GA

Röyksopp's duo of Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland bring an unparalleled creativity to their stagecraft, creating an electro-fantasy world amidst dry ice, theatrics, costume changes, and electronics. The eccentric outfits and the overall atmosphere add to the peculiar spectacle. On these dates, Svein and Tobjørn will be accompanied by vocalist Anneli Drecker, who's featured on previous Röyksopp tracks - 'Sparks' from Melody AM, and 'Vision One', 'You Don't Have a Clue' and 'True to Life' from Junior. In addition, guitarists Kato Adland and Ole Vegard Skauge will be joining them on stage. Audiences can expect to hear Röyksopp performing a collection of their greatest hits from their catalogue.

Röyksopp's newest release Senior (MB3 Records) is officially available online and in stores on November 23rd. This smash album, the follow-up and complement to Junior, is quickly making its way to musically-attuned ears across North America. As part of the tour announcement, the band has set up a limited-time pre-order / bundle offer with ticket orders... go to royksopp.com/events for more details on the shows and to buy tickets now.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Röyksopp need no introduction. Even if you don't recognize the name, you've likely heard and loved the music. Apple commercials? Those ubiquitous caveman ads? Video game after video game? Check, check, check. So it goes without saying that The MuseBox's relationship with the Scandinavian micro-madness duo is pretty much at "blind-faith" status now. Which makes the deftly delightful Senior all the more gratifying for being such a knockout.

With the international smash of 2009's Junior still on their hands, Svein Berge and Tobjørn Brundtland opted to cool things off considerably with the follow up. The all-instrumental answer was recorded during the same sessions as Junior, and sounds like the last record's submissive, somnambulant twin. At nine tracks, Senior is an ambient wash of haze and texture, but undeniably crafted by the radio-ready hands of Röyksopp.

Berge and Brundtland explain: "The two albums (Junior and Senior) have a kinship, in that they represent Röyksopp's two very different artistic expressions. Junior - with emphasis on vocals, accessible melodies and harmonies - has the energy, the inquisitive temper and confident "hey-ho, let's go!" attitude of youth, whereas Senior is the introverted, dwelling and sometimes graceful counterpart - brimful with dark secrets and distorted memories, insisting, "I'm old, I've got experience...” Senior is furthermore an album about age, horses and being subdued - with devils breathing down your neck."

With the digital release out this week (October 26th), with a physical bow slated for November 23rd, the record is still building buzz off of the interstellar slowdown soundtrack, "The Drug."


Band Announces Series Of Headlining Tour Shows

Scissor Sisters will join Lady Gaga on seven additional dates on the early 2011 run of her Monster Ball World Tour. The band will open on a total of 24 dates, beginning with the February 19th show at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and including shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden Arena (February 21st & 22nd), Los Angeles' Staples Center (March 28th) and Honda Center in Anaheim (March 31st). While on the road with Lady Gaga, Scissor Sisters will also play a series of headlining dates. See below for a complete itinerary.

The band's recent North American headlining jaunt elicited stellar reviews. "The smiles, showmanship, disco-era revivalism and finely calibrated ironies are the essence of Scissor Sisters, a New York City band that keeps people dancing to its in-jokes," said The New York Times' Jon Pareles, reviewing one of two sold-out shows at New York City's Terminal 5. "Exuberant, booty-shaking stuff all the way...Under the gurgling, hedonistic dance-rock pulse, there are some arch observations, cautionary tales on living the nightlife. But that doesn't get in the way of living that life for a night," observed the Boston Herald. The New York Post praised the band's "powerhouse set," while The Huffington Post marveled: "For the next 100 minutes, we were treated to a nonstop sensual assault."

Night Work, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums Chart and inside the Top 20 of The Billboard 200, is Scissor Sisters' highest charting album to date.The New York Times hailed it as "dirty fun" and Entertainment Weekly awarded it an A-. "Three albums in, the Sisters are as gleefully hedonistic as ever," said Rolling Stone while Q gave Night Work four stars in a two-page lead review, noting: "they translate anxiety into dancefloor electricity."

The album follows Ta-Dah, which bowed at No. 1 on the UK album chart in 2006, and the band's self-titled 2004 debut, which earned Scissor Sisters three BRIT awards. Scissor Sisters - comprising Jake Shears (vocals), Ana Matronic (vocals), Babydaddy (guitar/bass/keyboards) and Del Marquis (guitar) - have sold over seven million albums worldwide.

All dates are supporting Lady Gaga EXCEPT those with an *.
Dates with an * are Scissor Sisters headlining dates.

*2/18 Montclair, NJWellmont Theatre11/19, 12:00 PM

2/19 Atlantic City, NJAtlantic City Boardwalk Hallon sale now

2/21 New York, NYMadison Square Garden Arenaon sale now

2/22 New York, NYMadison Square Garden Arenaon sale now

2/24 Washington, DCVerizon Centeron sale now

2/26 Pittsburgh, PAConsol Energy Centeron sale now

*2/27 Royal Oak, MIRoyal Oak Music11/19, 5:00 PM

2/28 Chicago, ILUnited Centeron sale now

3/1 Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arenaon sale now

3/3 Toronto, ONAir Canada Centreon sale now

3/4 Buffalo, NYHSBC Arenaon sale now

3/6 Ottawa, ONScotiabank Placeon sale now

*3/7 Washington, DC9:30 Club11/19, 10:00 AM

3/8 Boston, MATD Banknorth Gardenon sale now

3/10 Columbus, OHSchottenstein Centeron sale now

*3/11 Columbia, MOBlue Note11/19, 12:00 PM

3/12 Louisville, KYKFC Yum! Centeron sale now

3/14 Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Centeron sale now

3/15 San Antonio, TXAT&T Centeron sale now

*3/16 Tulsa, OKCain's Ballroom11/19

3/17 Omaha, NEQwest Center Omahaon sale now

3/19 Salt Lake City, UTEnergy Solutions Arenaon sale now

*3/20 Denver, COOgden Theatre11/20, 10:00 AM

3/22 Oakland, CAOracle Arenaon sale now

3/23 Sacramento, CAARCO Arenaon sale now

3/25 Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arenaon sale now

3/26 Phoenix, AZUS Airways Centeron sale now

3/28 Los Angeles, CAStaples Centeron sale now

3/29 San Diego, CAViejas Arena/San Diego State Univ.on sale now

3/31 Anaheim, CAHonda Centeron sale now

*4/3 Austin, TXStubbs Bar-B-Q11/19, 10:00 AM

*4/4 Houston, TXWarehouse Live11/19, 12:00 PM

*4/5 New Orleans, LAHouse of Blues11/20, 10:00 AM

*4/7 Orlando, FLHard Rock Live11/19, 10:00 AM

*4/8 Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle11/19, 10:00 AM


In what can only be described as a bizarre coincidence, following an exhaustive re-sequence marathon, Beastie Boys have verified that their new Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 will be comprised of the same 16 tracks originally slated for inclusion on Hot Sauce Committee Part 1.

The record (part 2 that is) will be released as planned in spring 2011 on Capitol.

The tracks originally recorded for Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (which now are actually back on Part 1) have now apparently been bumped to make room for the former Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 material. Wait, what?

“I know it's weird and confusing, but at least we can say unequivocally that Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 is coming out on time, which is more than I can say about Part 1, and really is all that matters in the end.” says Adam “MCA” Yauch. “We just kept working and working on various sequences for part 2, and after a year and half of spending days on end in the sequencing room trying out every possible combination, it finally became clear that this was the only way to make it work. Strange but true, the final sequence for Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 works best with all its songs replaced by the 16 tracks we originally had lined up in pretty much the same order we had them in for Hot Sauce Committee Part 1. So we've come full circle."

Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 marks Yauch, Mike "Mike D" Diamond, and Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz’s first full length effort since 2007's Grammy winning all-instrumental The Mix-Up. The new track listing of the album is now as follows:

1. Tadlock's Glasses
2. B-Boys In The Cut
3. Make Some Noise
4. Nonstop Disco Powerpack
5. OK
6. Too Many Rappers (featuring NAS)
7. Say It
8. The Bill Harper Collection
9. Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (featuring Santigold)
10. Long Burn The Fire
11. Funky Donkey
12. Lee Majors Come Again
13. Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
14. Pop Your Balloon
15. Crazy Ass Shit
16. Here's A Little Something For Ya

Recently nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Beastie Boys are the single longest lived hip-hop act to continue to enjoy commercial and critical success. Formed in 1981, Beastie Boys first changed the course of popular music when their 1986 debut album Licensed To Ill became the first hip hop record to reach #1. Since then, Diamond, Horovitz and Yauch have amassed 40 million in record sales of a critically acclaimed canon including 1989's landmark Paul's Boutique, 1992’s Check Your Head, the #1-debuting trifecta of 1994’s Ill Communication, 1998’s Hello Nasty and 2004’s To The 5 Boroughs, and 2007’s The Mix-Up. Beastie Boys’ innovative videos earned them MTV’s Video Vanguard Lifetime Achievement award in 1998, while a Madison Square Garden show shot by 50 audience members was painstakingly edited into AWESOME; I F----N' SHOT THAT!, which debuted at Sundance in 2006. The band has also been lauded for its humanitarian efforts, ranging from organizing the Tibetan Freedom Concert series which drew attention to the Chinese government's human rights violations in Tibet, to the New Yorkers Against Violence benefits, whose proceeds went to organizations chosen for their efforts on behalf of September 11th victims least likely to receive help elsewhere.

The exact release date of Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 and touring plans will be announced once details are available

MIA makes cameo in new Hollywood Holt video

Hey, check out this video for Hollywood Holt's "La La La Freestyle", MIA makes an appearance. Red plastic cups and A-list cameos go hand in hand, apparently. Hollywood Holt has an album slated for release next year on Chocolate Industries.

CAGE video

This is Cage's "Captain Bumout" song.
It's directed by Stephen Reedy (he works for JJ Abram's Bad Robot company)


Call it what you want – Hard Beat, EBM (Electronic Body Music), Industrial Dance. Nitzer Ebb reign supreme over the genre regardless of the name.

And with nearly fifteen years between releases, the elder statesmen have had some time to reflect on their position. With this month’s release of the cleverly- titled Industrial Complex, Nitzer Ebb signaled loud and clear that their inventive co-mingling of Throbbing Gristle's alchemic pound, DAF's synthpunk oomph and Kraftwerk’s futureshock electronics is every bit as vital as it was when the group skyrocketed into the British music stratosphere in the 80s. Industrial Complex – aside from being a decidedly enjoyable slab of beats, chants and unbridled energy – offers context to the meteoric ascension and the fruitful, chameleonic career of Douglas McCarthy and Vaughn Harris. Taking cues from the group’s gritty early days, along with the streamlined New York dance club years, and the fully-fleshed, highly-orchestrated Flood era, the album has something for every Nitzer Ebb fan, and serves as a masterful primer for the uninitiated.

Building off of the massive tour in late 2009 and early 2010, Nitzer Ebb are making choice stops in major American cities throughout November. Reuniting with Big Hit era drummer Jason Payne, McCarthy and Harris will be delivering live staples from Complex and beyond. Miss it at your own risk.

11/18 - Detroit - Magic Stick
11/20 - Chicago - Double Door
11/23 - Dallas - Granada Theater
11/24 - San Antonio - White Rabbit
11/26 - Houston – Numbers

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS video sneak peek!