Tuesday, September 28, 2010

X102.9 presents THE BIG TICKET

December 3rd @ Met Park

It was less than two years ago that the new X102.9 launched here in Jacksonville, exposing people to a brand of alternative rock that had not yet been heard on the radio in this town. This December 3rd, we plan on taking that music to the stage at Met Park! Check out the info below, and keep checking back for updates as we release more info over the next few weeks.

Ticket Info

X102.9 has always been committed to hosting great live shows at affordable ticket prices. That's why we've decided to hold a pre-sale begining October 4th. During this pre-sale you can buy your tickets to The Big Ticket for $15! These tickets will be available at all Corporate Metro PCS Stores . Please call ahead of time to make sure tickets are still available before leaving to buy them.

Once the pre-sale is over tickets will cost $25, and be available convinience fee-free at Corporate Metro PCS Stores , as well as the old-fashioned way through Ticketmaster .

On the day of the concert the ticket will cost $35. The moral of the story here? BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY!


Monday, September 13, 2010


Band Will Tour This Fall; Jimmy Kimmel Live Performance on Oct. 27

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 – A Perfect Circle have returned from their self-imposed hiatus. The band, led by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer) and Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), will embark on a five-city tour this fall (dates and ticket on-sale information will be announced shortly).

Shows in Phoenix (Marquee Theatre), Los Angeles (Avalon), Seattle (Showbox at The Market) and San Francisco (The Fillmore) will be three-night stops with each night featuring one of A Perfect Circle’s three albums in its entirety (Mer de Noms, Thirteenth Step and eMOTIVe). Las Vegas (The Pearl) will be a two-night outing (Mer de Noms and Thirteenth Step).

The band will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Oct. 27.

A Perfect Circle have sold four million records in the U.S. After the band announced their hiatus in 2005, Keenan focused on Tool , launched the multimedia project Puscifer and worked on his burgeoning Arizona vineyards. Howerdel went on to form Ashes Divide who released their debut album, Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright, in 2008.


Saturday, September 11, 2010


OMD To Release First New Album In 14 Years
History Of Modern Out 9/28/10 On Bright Antenna/ILG

Pre-Order Bundles Available At OMD’s Own Webstore WWW.OMD.HASAWEBSTORE.COM

OMD (aka Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) return with their first new album in 14 years. History of Modern will be released September 28th in the US via Bright Antenna Records through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. The US version of History of Modern contains the US only exclusive track, “Save Me,” which features Aretha Franklin and is the album’s first single. Spin.com has an exclusive interview with OMD’s Andy McCluskey along with the premiere of the new song “New Babies: New Toys.” Check it out HERE. Daily Motion just premiered the video for the first UK single, “If You Want It,” which is can be seen HERE.

Fans have the opportunity to pre-order History of Modern at OMD’s own webstore – WWW.OMD.HASAWEBSTORE.COM. They can choose between a limited edition box set and bundles including autographed vinyl, CD’s and exclusive t-shirt designs. All pre-orders come with an instant digital download of the single, “Save Me.”

One of the reasons OMD have called their brand new album – their eleventh – History of Modern is because they are acutely aware of what it is they’re doing with this release. On paper, this is the UK synth-pop pioneers’ first new material since 1996, but in spirit, History of Modern has more in common with the group’s early ’80s heyday, when Enola Gay and Souvenir, penned by two teenage Krautrock fans from the Wirral, lit up the charts and set the agenda for a bold new movement in British electronic music.

In tandem with the Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys, OMD’s tuneful blend of cutting-edge synthwork, cool minimalism and soulful pop – honed to perfection on the albums Architecture & Morality, Dazzle Ships and Organisation– defined the decade, sold millions of records, and turned childhood pals Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys into stars.

“We were trying to be modern,” says Andy, pointing out that, in 1980, OMD were one of the first acts to use a sampler. “After architecture, art and design, popular music was the last of the great modernist movements, and we were genuinely trying to do something new. Quite how we thought we were going to change the world with three-and-a-half-minute pop songs, I don’t know, but we thought we could.”

Fast forward 30 years to the reunited OMD of 2010 and it’s clear that that sense of mischief and youthful idealism still fuels the group. “I suppose the nice thing is that, just like in the early days, we made this record simply because we fancied making a record,” says Andy. “There was no pressure to make a record in order to sell records and sustain a career. It was like making a first album again.”

In these electro-friendly times, OMD’s influence has become ubiquitous. The XX, Brandon Flowers of The Killers, and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy have cited OMD as an inspiration, while the likes of La Roux, Cold Cave and The Horrors show traces of OMD’s DNA. Andy notes that today OMD is perceived to have its place in the “pantheon of relevant popular music history”, something which seemed unthinkable during the Britpop era, when ’60s revivalism finished off the last incarnation of OMD, a solo venture by Andy (Paul had left in 1989).

Fortunately, by anyone’s standards, History of Modern is an excellent album, one that fizzes with energy and captures the group’s newfound enthusiasm. Then again, between them, Andy and Paul have some 60 years of songwriting and music-making experience, so they do know their way around a hit. Propelled by synth riffs, ‘New Babies: New Toys’ and the two ‘History of Modern’ tracks are very much a return to form, while ‘RFWK’ doffs its cap to Kraftwerk, and ‘The Future, the Past, and Forever After’ has shades of OMD’s northwest contemporaries, New Order. Elsewhere, ‘Sister Marie Says’ echoes ‘Joan of Arc’ and ‘Maid of Orleans’.

Upbeat and bristling with ideas, ‘History of Modern’ was mixed by Arctic Monkeys/Foals engineer Mike Crossey, and offers a slightly rawer kind of pleasure to the serene melancholy of OMD’s early-’80s moments. In a nice touch, the record’s sleeve was designed by Peter Saville, who was responsible for the iconic artwork of those first OMD albums. Saville was the in-house designer at Factory Records, the label that released OMD’s debut single, ‘Electricity’, in 1979. For many, ‘History of Modern’ will be their first experience of OMD, and one hopes their curiosity will lead them, via YouTube and Spotify, to ‘Organisation’, ‘Architecture and Morality’ and ‘Dazzle Ships’ – key works in the Synth Britannia canon.

The music industry OMD have returned to in 2010 is in a very different state to the one that helped them sell millions of records 20-odd years ago. But their attitude hasn’t changed. “Back then, we weren’t following anybody’s rules but our own,” Andy says. “Today, if you’re considered credible and you still have a relevance, then you’re allowed back on your pedestal. That’s what we’ve discovered to our great delight.

“And this record,” he adds, “is just another part of the jigsaw of us reclaiming our place in the broader picture.”

US Tracklisting:
1 New Babies: New Toys
2 If You Want It
3 History of Modern (Part I)
4 History of Modern (Part II)
5 Sometimes
7 New Holy Ground
8 The Future, The Past, And Forever After
9 Sister Marie Says
10 Pulse
11 Green
12 Bondage of Fate
13 The Right Side
14 Save Me (featuring Aretha Franklin)


Legendary Pink Dots New Album & Tour

New Album "Seconds Late For The Brighton Line"
will be released October 5 on CD, Digital & Double LP.
North American live dates start October 15.

Unlike most acts of their vintage the Legendary Pink Dots look forward. After more than 30 years they continue to make compelling new music that is demanded by their dedicated fan base and maintains the high level of quality that set their careers in motion.

Led by singer / songwriter Edward Ka-Spel and keyboardist / songwriter Phil "The Silverman" Knight, LPD continues to create their singular brand of modern psychedelia. Ka-Spel is well known for his intimate and dark tales delivered with the whimsy & acid drenched tone of Pink Floyd era Syd Barrett. The Sliverman and a changing cast of players provide a rich sonic backdrop that touches on classic psychedlia, electronica, industrial, goth, psych-folk, post-punk and experimental sounds. Over nearly 40 albums the band has created a sprawling and important body of work that rivals the greatest in underground music.

Their new album "Seconds Late For The Brighton Line" finds the band in familiar territory; pulsing Kraut-rock, dark and sinister pop, epic post-industrial soundscapes. Edward Ka-Spel's lyrics breathe with a sagacity and cleverness found in rock's greatest writers. With the departure of long-time members Neils Van Hoorn & Martjn the band operates as a foursome with added guest players. Standout cuts include: the driving "Russian Roulette" which proves the band still can generate the dark power and tension that help build their world-wide following and the introspective and spare "Hauptbanhnhof 20:10" for which there is a beautiful music video. The core members plus added guest players will tour North America this Fall.

Seconds Late For the Brighton Line
Digital, CD & Limited Edition Double LP
Out October 5

Russian Roulette
Endless Time
Leap Of Faith
Radiation Day
Gods And Machines
No Star Too Far
Hauptbahnhof 20:10

LP Only Bonus Track:
Torchsong/ Cubic Caesar
(Live in Germany 2009)

Fri Oct 15 – Biltmore, Vancouver, BC
Sat Oct 16 – El Corazon, Seattle, WA
Mon Oct 18 – Club Sound, Salt Lake City, UT
Tue Oct 19 – Gothic Theater, Englewood, CO
Thur Oct 21 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
Fri Oct 22 – Double Door, Chicago, IL
Sat Oct 23 – Rumba Café, Columbus, OH
Sun Oct 24 – Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
Mon Oct 25 – Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
Tue Oct 26 – The Mod Club, Toronto, ON
Thur Oct 28 – Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
Fri Oct 29 – Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
Sat Oct 30 – DC9, Washington, DC
Mon Nov 1 – M Room, Philadelphia, PA
Tue Nov 2 – Thunderbird Café, Pittsburgh, PA
Wed Nov 3 – Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
Thur Nov 4 – The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
Fri Nov 5 – The Plaza Theatre, Orlando, FL
Sat Nov 6 – Orpheum, Tampa, FL

Tue Nov 9 – House of Blues Dallas, Dallas, TX
Wed Nov 10 – Elyslum, Austin, TX
Sun Nov 14 – The Rhythm Room, Scottsdale, AZ
Mon Nov 15 – The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Tue Nov 16 – Echoplex, Echo Park, CA
Wed Nov 17 – Sainte Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA
Thur Nov 18 – The Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
Fri Nov 19 – Café Du Nord, San Francisco, CA
Sat Nov 20 – Café Du Nord, San Francisco, CA
Mon Nov 22 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Dresden Dolls

Kick Off Fall US Tour With Special 10th Anniversary Halloween Show in NYC!

photo by Kelly Davidson

Tickets On Sale Today (9/9) Starting at Noon EST at www.dresdendolls.com

After a long hiatus, The Dresden Dolls are thrilled to announce their first live tour in 3 years! The pioneering and influential "punk cabaret" duo comprised of Amanda Palmer (piano, vocals) and Brian Viglione (drums, guitar, bass) will be kicking off a few weeks of dates starting on Halloween at Irving Plaza in NYC. The date marks the exact 10th anniversary of the birth of the band (Viglione met Palmer on Halloween night of 2000, at an art/salon party at Palmer's house, at which she was playing her solo songs on piano.) "Amanda's songwriting was so brilliant and raw, I couldn't have designed a more perfectly suited counterpart. I knew then I'd found my musical accomplice.", says Viglione. They will also make a stop in New Orleans for a special gulf oil spill relief-benefit for BTNEP, an organization that is working to preserve, protect, and restore the Barataria and Terrebonne estuaries of Louisiana.

Since The Dolls' last performance (which was at Rock The Vote in DC on the Inauguration Day of President Obama), Palmer has been tirelessly busy building her solo career and online empire, centered around the 2008 release of her Ben Folds-Produced solo album "Who Killed Amanda Palmer". The album was accompanied by a hardback-book of the same name and included a collection of dead photographs of Palmer and short stores by author Neil Gaiman (to whom Palmer recently became engaged). Palmer also recently released a donation-based Radiohead covers ukulele EP titled "Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele", setting the tech community abuzz about how a donation-based model can earn a mid-level artist a living wage. Before they embark on tour, Palmer will be starring as the Emcee in the American Repertory Theater’s production of Kander & Ebb's dark weimar musical "Cabaret". The production opened August 31, 2010 and runs through October 29. Many of the dates are already sold out. More information can be found HERE on A.R.T.'s site.

"The time apart has done nothing but given both of us an appreciation of how incredibly special and powerful our band is," says Palmer. "Our live musical chemistry is completely unique, almost magical, and we don't take that for granted. I can't wait to get on a stage with Brian again. Nobody hits the drums like that man - he's in a class all his own. And when we play together live, we create an entire world we can't otherwise create."

Meanwhile, drummer/producer and talented musical jack-of-all-trades Brian Viglione has appeared on 30 albums since 2008, most notably, Nine Inch Nails' "Ghosts I–IV". Viglione's latest hard-hitting album, "Face Of The Sun", which he produced and co-wrote, is available digitally via Bandcamp and will be featured on his new website , www.brianviglione.com. Amidst the busy recording and teaching schedule, he's toured internationally with The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Franz Nicolay, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Martin Bisi, Botanica, and The Cliks. "A great strength of the band has always been that we've always given each other time to explore creative areas outside The Dresden Dolls, then bring what we've learned back to the table. Our love for the music and playing together is mirrored by the continual support of our fans, and we're more than ready to deliver the goods to them. "

The current wave of theatrical artists are citing The Dolls and their flamboyant emotional and theatrical antics as an inspiration, from up-and-coming theatrical-pop artist and Dolls’ fan Marina & The Diamonds to Lady Gaga (who lists The Dresden Dolls as an influence on her MySpace).

"It's been really inspiring to see an evolution towards theatrical freedom among indie bands over the last ten years", says Palmer. "When we were starting out in 2000, we were surrounded by the likes of The Vines and The Strokes. People often wrote us off as a gimmick because of our weird theatrical bent. Now we're surrounded by comrades...Antony, The Scissor Sisters, The Decembrists, Arcade Fire, CocoRosie, the list goes on and on. People aren't as afraid take risks onstage. It's inspiring, and I'm proud we've played our little part in the continuum of empowered freaky people."

Dates Are As Follows:

Oct 31 - NEW YORK CITY, NY@ Irving Plaza (w/ Surprise Guests)
Nov 12 - NEW ORLEANS, LA@ Tipitina's (w/ Jason Webley)
Nov 13 - ATLANTA, GA@ The Buckhead Theatre (w/ Lille)
Nov 14 - LEXINGTON, KY@ Buster's Billiards & Backroom (w/ Chico Fellini)
Nov 16 - ST. LOUIS, MO@ The Pageant (w/ Sleepy Kitty)
Nov 17 - CHICAGO, IL@ The Vic Theatre (w/ Mucca Pazza)
Nov 19th - DALLAS, TX@ Granada Theatre (w/ Girl In A Coma)
Nov 20 - HOUSTON, TX@ Fitzgerald's (w/ Girl In A Coma)
Nov 21 - AUSTIN, TX@ La Zona Rosa (w/ Girl In A Coma)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Atmosphere's To All My Friends Tour

featuring Blueprint, Grieves, Budo & DJ Rare Groove

09.08 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
09.09 - Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Riverside Theater
09.10 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
09.11 - Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
09.12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
09.15 - Bozeman, MT @ Gallatin Co. Fairgrounds
09.16 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
09.17 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
09.18 - Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
09.20 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
09.21 - Bend, OR @ Midtown
09.22 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
09.24 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
09.25 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
09.27 - Arcata, CA @ Arcata Center
09.28 - Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento State University
09.29 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
10.01 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10.02 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10.04 - Rapid City, SD @ Dublin Square
10.05 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Empire Fair Expo Hall
10.06 - Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
10.07 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater


Tragedy Strikes Fellow Motorist WATU's van after the accident

Detroit, MI – Over Labor Day weekend while many Americans were enjoying the pool and barbecues, Detroit’s WE ARE THE UNION were driving across Canada on their North American tour supporting Strung Out and Rufio. On Saturday at around 5:30AM CST on Highway 16, near Langham, Saskatchewan, We Are The Union was on the way to the next stop of the tour when the band hit a moose on the highway. Not only wrecking their van and trailer, the moose was knocked into an adjacent lane, where moments later a passenger vehicle struck the carcass and crashed, ejecting both occupants from the car. One passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, as reported by Canada’s CBC News (http://tinyurl.com/watu-crash).

We Are The Union vocalist/guitarist Reed Wolcott recounted the incident on Punknews.org over the weekend:

“Well, right after the wreck, the moose was in the right lane and we were in the shoulder. We sat there for one or two minutes in disbelief, then after seeing two cars and a semi hit the carcass and almost wipe-out, Matt [Belanger, trombone] grabbed a flashlight and started signaling cars to get over into the left lane. We managed to get everyone to move over and slow down until the pickup came along. Matt tried to signal it with a flashlight to get over and slow down, but they must have been going 20 over [the speed limit]. They hit it and spun 180 degrees, slid across both lanes, hit the grass median and started rolling. Some of the other guys saw two bodies fly from the truck. A bunch of us ran over to see if they could help, I grabbed a flashlight and spent the next 20 minutes trying to convince myself that the screams I was hearing from the wreck weren't coming from a person, signaling cars to get in the right lane until the police showed up to block the freeway.

We appreciate everyone helping us out with donations to get us back on our feet and the sympathy, but the only tragedy here is the two people who lost a family member this morning. We're all okay, trying to figure out a way to continue the tour. Don't worry about us. Worry about them."

With the help of family, friends and fans, We Are The Union is determined to stay on the road and finish out the tour. Donations can be made via PayPal to the email address watubooking@gmail.com.

THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE Debut "In the Dark" Video from PINS AND NEEDLES Due Out September 14th

Playing a Handful of US Dates, Fall Tour to be Announced Video still from "In the Dark"

Undoubtedly one of the most visually stunning and musically exciting bands to grace the scene in a long time, THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE have unleashed the video for the first single "In The Dark" from their upcoming album Pins And Needles (release date: September 14, 2010 via Metropolis Records). Independently produced, directed, filmed and everything else needed to bring their unique, singular vision to the screen by the band, members of Rue Morgue, and their friends, the epically arresting video premiered at Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear that took place last weekend in Toronto. The video has just been released to the public and can be viewed here: http://tinyurl.com/tbm-dark. "I LOVE this song. I love it, I love it, I love it," says vocalist Chibi of the song. "The chorus gets inside my head and plays over and over. I love some of the bitterness of the lyrics here, but to such a pretty melody. To me this song is about how fragile we all are, and how callous some people can be, about how even if you’re with someone and technically you aren’t alone – that can still be one of the loneliest places."

After their recent and well-received tour with Otep, The Birthday Massacre are on a quick trek through the East Coast in advance of the album. A full-scale national headlining tour will be announced shortly. The confirmed tour dates are:

Sep 08 Webster Underground Hartford, CT
Sep 09 The Palladium Worcester, MA
Sep 10 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
Sep 11 Club Polaris Philadelphia, PA
Sep 13 The Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Sep 14 Mr. Smalls Millvale, PA
Sep 16 The Mod Club Theatre Toronto, ON

On the new album Pins And Needles, The Birthday Massacre further refine their captivating hybrid of 80's electronica and aggressive guitars, curiously fused with cinematically dark melodic progressions, explored on the band's highly acclaimed previous albums: Walking With Strangers, Violet, and the classic debut Nothing and Nowhere. ABORT Magazine praises: "Counting the minutes and seconds till you heart will be pierced with pins and needles to the sound of The Birthday Massacre’s new album. Chibi and Co. are easily and masterfully doing something that modern synth-rock simply seems to be incapable of: making music that can’t be confused with anything else. Literally, moments into the first song you already know how good this album will be for the next hour... You might want to draw up a will, just in case you die of pleasure." Revenant Media applauds: "The Birthday Massacre have crafted an astonishing release... [Pins and Needles is] an album that will be hard to top and one that many will try to imitate."

Mixed by David Ogilvie (producer of Skinny Puppy, Marilyn Manson, Killing Joke), Pins and Needles promises to be a harder and darker experience than all previous albums, contrasted by Chibi's shining melodic vocals. Pins and Needles will be released on September 14, 2010 on Metropolis Records.


Klaxons To Release "Surfing The Void"

It’s been 3 years since Klaxons burst onto the music scene, injecting a dazzling and much needed moment of rave hedonism into the midst of indie tedium with the truly original and enormously influential Mercury award-winning album Myths of the Near Future. The band is back with the eagerly awaited follow up, Surfing the Void. This ten track offering was produced in LA by rock legend Ross Robinson (Sepultura, Slipknot, At the Drive In, The Cure) and written over the course of a three year long musical journey, it’s a brilliantly diverse and engaging alternative rock record. While the record is now available to lucky fans overseas, stateside fans that can't wait to download the album at iTunes on September 21st. The record will see a US physical release in the coming months on tinyOGRE Entertainment.

With the release of Myths of the Near Future the Klaxons burst into the consciousness of music fans everywhere, going platinum in the UK and gold in Australia, France and Japan. Their debut release earned the band a Mercury Award, two NME UK awards (Best New Band, Best Album) as well as two NME US awards (Best International Band, Best International Song). Surfing the Void is already a smash overseas, launching in the top 10 in the UK, France, Japan, Australia and Germany. Following some fantastic European dates this past summer and performances at festivals like Reading & Leeds, the band are set to kick of a nationwide headlining tour on our side of the ocean. Don’t miss your chance to see the band’s riveting live show in a city near you this fall!

We were given a taster of what to expect – or perhaps what not to expect - with the teaser track ‘Flashover’ being streamed on their site and via first single ‘Echoes’ fantastic video. Now it’s time for the full sonic explosion.

Hoboken, Maxwells – 19th Sept
New York, Bowery Ballroom – 20th Sept
Washington, 9.30 Club – 21st Sept
Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg 22nd Sept
Boston, Paradise Rock Club – 24th Sept
Columbus, The Basement – 28th Sept
Detroit, Magic Stick – 29th Sept
Chicago, Lincoln Hall – 30th Sept
Minneapolis, Triple Rock Social Club – 1st Oct
Vancouver, Venue – 4th Oct
Seattle, Chop Suey – 5th Oct
San Francisco, Great American Music Hall – 7th Oct
Los Angeles, Filter Magazine Culture Collide Festival – 8th Oct
West Hollywood, Troubadour – 9th Oct

Rah Digga - FREE TRACK

We've got one from Rah Digga, "Straight Spittin' IV". This here is the clean version. The uncensored track will be available on her upcoming album "Classic", set to drop September 14th.

Download HERE



September 7, 2010 – New York, NY –Fever Ray aka Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife is back. Having performed spellbinding live covers of well-loved tracks by artists as varied as Nick Cave, Vashti Bunyan and Peter Gabriel, her cover of the latter's “Mercy Street” is officially released today as a digital download and on covetable limited edition 7’’ through Mute in the US and Canada. The 7” single will include album track “Dry and Dusty”.

Gabriel wrote ‘Mercy Street’ about influential Pulitzer Prize winning American poet Anne Sexton, with the track taking its title from her 1969 play of the same name. The cover is chillingly atmospheric, all driving beats and Dreijer Andersson’s crystalline vocals imploring us to “wait until darkness comes”. In Karin’s own words:

"It's an interpretation of Peter Gabriel's 'Mercy Street'. We made it more intense and faster to fit our eccentric percussionists and energetic live musicians. It is a monotone track but we worked with the dynamics trying to make it sparkle. I listened to it a lot when I was around 15, and it still moves me. It made me start reading Anne Sexton too."

A limited 24 hour free download of the track propelled Fever Ray into Hype Machine’s worldwide ‘Most Blogged’ chart.

For those who have yet to experience the 'Mercy Street' cover live, you can catch Fever Ray's stunning audio-visual show in Europe – art directed by long term collaborator Andreas Nilsson – on the following dates:

5th - Electric Picnic, Dublin, Ireland
6th - O2 ABC, Glasgow
8th - Brixton Academy, London
9th - Olympia, Paris, France
10th - Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany
12th - Bestival, Isle of Wight


Debut MP3 from OFF!, listen HERE

Earlier today Brooklyn Vegan premiered "Upside Down," the first of many ferocious songs from OFF! - a new band on Vice featuring Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt) and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross). The 1 minute 19 second banger will appear on the forthcoming October 12th, 7" only release of the bands' 1st EP, which comes with a limited edition Raymond Pettibon print. The 1st EP along with 12 additional tracks comprise the full length debut, First Four EPs, out November 23rd digitally and as a four 7" boxset.

October 9th - Chicago - Riot Fest
November 7th - Austin - Fun Fun Fun Fest

Unicycle Loves You are Having Their Best Week Ever!

Sophomore Release, Mirror, Mirror Out Today!
Added to Line-Up of Yo Gabba Gabba's Live Tour
for Multiple Dates!

Free MP3 of "Mountain Lungs" for You HERE

What a week for indie/sci-fi/surf rock darlings, Unicycle Loves You! Not only is their much-anticipated sophomore release, Mirror, Mirror, out today on Highwheel Records, but they have just been added on multiple dates of the Yo Gabba Gabba: There's A Party In My City Tour!

Mirror, Mirror is bubbly and bright and yet strangely eerie, like a final summer night at the drive-in showing Psycho Beach Party. It's a perfect album to be released the last week of summer. Catch Unicycle Loves You playing tracks from it live on tour!

Their live act has garnered rave reviews. Earning the “Must Hear” moniker from Spin, Filter and VenusZine for their performances, Unicycle Loves You has had The NY Press noting, “as great as their record is, they were even more impressive live.” The tour kicks off on September 11th at Schubas in their home-base of Chicago, celebrating the release of Mirror, Mirror. Later, they will be joining The Shrubs, Wild Carnation, the Royal Bangs, Weezer, and closing out with Yo Gabba Gabba and company. Check out the tour dates below!

In celebration of all the excitement, Unicycle Loves You will be offering their next single, the feverous "Mountain Lungs", for free to post and share!

Want a copy of the record and/or check Unicycle Loves You live? Give us a shout!
Debbie Pressman debbie@girlie.com 718.724.3204

Unicycle Loves You Tourdates

09/11 Record Release Show @ Schubas, Chicago, IL
(w/ Village & Nurse Novels)

09/15 Wilbert's, Cleveland, OH

09/17 Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY
(w/ Frances)

09/18 Bruar Falls, Brooklyn, NY
(w/ Wild Carnation)

09/21 North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA

09/23 Garfield Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

09/24 MIDPOINT MUSIC FEST @ The Blue Wisp, Cincinnati, OH
(w/ Babe the Blue Ox & Royal Bangs)

09/25 Bradley University Arena, Peoria, IL

09/28 The Mill, Iowa City, IA
(w/ The Wheelers)

09/29 Sauce, Minneapolis, MN

10/01 Baba Louie's, De Pere, WI

10/02 Club Garibaldi's, Milwaukee, WI

10/05 Vollrath Tavern, Indianapolis, IN

10/06 The House Cafe, DeKalb, IL
(w/ Elephant Gun)

10/07 Mike & Molly's, DeKalb, IL

10/08 Record Bar, Kansas City, MO

10/09 Lemmon's, St. Louis, MO

10/11 The Louisville Palace, Louisville, KY
(w/ Yo Gabba Gabba!)

10/13 Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
(w/ Yo Gabba Gabba!)

Cloud Cult – Unexplainable Stories

Cloud Cult’s “Unexplainable Stories” is KEXP’s Song of the Day!

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday, we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Unexplainable Stories” by Cloud Cult from their forthcoming album Light Chasers on Earthology Music.
Click here for the full article to check out “Unexplainable Stories”: http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2010/09/01/cloud-cult-unexplainable-stories/

Cloud Cult’s latest album Light Chasers is dropping September 14th and the band kicks off a headlining tour of the US next week as well. To get the most up-to-date information as well as the current confirmed tour dates, visit www.cloudcult.com.


Sound Into Blood Into Wine, a twelve-song collection of Puscifer (Maynard James Keenan) tracks which accompany the critically-acclaimed documentary Blood Into Wine, has been completed and is available today, Sept. 7.

Fans that experienced the live incarnation of Puscifer earlier this year will be familiar with some of the countrified versions of songs that appeared in their original incarnations on Puscifer’s debut album (V is for V****a) and C is For… EP. This is the first time these alternate versions have been made available.

1. Sour grapes Where’s The Line? Mix
2. Momma Sed Vis4V mix
3. Queen B Vis4V mix
4. The Undertaker Vis4V mix
5. Drunk with Power Vis4V mix
6. Rev 22:20 Dry Martini mix
7. Indigo Children Vis4V mix
8. The Mission M is for Milla mix
9. The Humbling River Nagual del Judith mix
10. World Up My Ass 7 inch mix
11. Sour Grapes Legend of the mix
12. The Humbling River Duet mix

Blood Into Wine arrives on DVD today Sept. 7 as well. The award-winning documentary focuses on Keenan and vineyard partner Eric Glomski’s struggle to create a high-quality wine region in the harsh terrain of Northern Arizona. Filmcritic.com dubbed the film a “rock ‘n roll version of Sideways,” the Wall Street Journal said “as Blood into Wine makes clear… Keenan isn't a musical celebrity who lent his name to a product. He gets down into the soil to plant and destem vines and pick grapes. He's learned oenology with painstaking deliberation” and the Village Voice said the film is “one of the most intriguing documentaries we’ve seen in a while.” The film co-stars Milla Jovovich, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.

Order Sound Into Blood Into Wine at www.puscifer.com
and Blood Into Wine DVD at www.bloodintowine.com