Wednesday, August 31, 2011
TEXTURES and THE CONTORTIONIST Hit the Road This Friday with Periphery and The Human Abstract for the FRAK THE GODS Tour
ARTWORK AND TRACK LISTING REVEALED
HALCYON WAY is Atlanta's premiere heavy metal band. Known for their explosive live shows, instantly catchy melodies, precise vocal harmonies, incendiary guitar work, intricate yet pounding drums, and live props and showmanship hearkening back to the glory days of arena rock, they dominate the live scene.
HALCYON WAY will be releasing their new album "IndoctriNation" on October 25th via Nightmare records. "IndoctriNation" is the sequel to 2010's "Building The Towers" and continues the sound and theme of that album. It features 5 brand new original tracks; a cover of "Stand Up" by Steel Dragon, a radio edit of "The Age Of Betrayal", and an industrial remix of "The System".
Aurally combining the heaviness of bands like Testament, the technical prowess of Dream Theater, the power metallic attitude of Evergrey and soaring vocal melodies, HALCYON WAY will leave you awestricken by their punishing riffs and unforgettable hooks.
Pre-order now at www.halcyonway.com/webshop
TRACK LIST 1. On Black Wings
2. Our Finest Hour
4. Revolution Is Now
5. The Wages Of War
6. Stand Up (Sammy Hagar Cover)
7. The Age Of Betrayal (radio Edit)
8. The System (karbonBlack RMX-Remixed-Bodan)
2010 - BUILDING THE TOWERS - Nightmare Records
2008 - A MANIFESTO FOR DOMINATION - Nightmare Records
Steve Braun - vocals
Jon Bodan - guitars
Zane - guitars
Kris Maltenieks - bass
Ernie Topran - drums
http://www.halcyonway.com (Official Website)
“WHEN I START TO (BREAK IT ALL DOWN)” NEW SINGLE OUT NOW WHEN I START TO (BREAK IT ALL DOWN) 5 TRACK SINGLE EP WITH REMIXES OUT SEPTEMBER 27TH US TOUR BEGINS TODAY! FRANKMUSIK WILL BE THE OPENING ACT FOR THE TOUR
Erasure’s hot new single, “When I Start To (Break It All Down)”, is out now and available at all digital music stores. Taken from the synthpop duo’s forthcoming album, Tomorrow’s World (October 4th), the new track brings the electronic dance pioneers back to the forefront of a genre that’s now back on top of the charts. “When I start to (break it all down)” showcases what Erasure is all about; Sing out loud anthems with a beat that just won’t quit and it’s just a taste of what the full album Tomorrow’s World is all about. Listen to “When I start to (break it all down)” on SoundCloud. The complete 5 track single EP will go on sale September 27th and includes remixes of “When I Start To (Break It All Down)” from Kris Menace, Little Loud and Steve Smart & Westfunk, plus a B-Side not found on the record, “Tomorrow’s World”.
The 27-date US tour begins today, August 31st in Tampa, FL. This is Erasure’s first US tour in five years, and will continue through September, finishing in Seattle on October 6th. Frankmusik, who produced Tomorrow’s World and is one of the UK dance scene’s most exciting new talents (production credits include Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys, Ellie Goulding) will join Erasure on tour. Visit www.erasureinfo.com or see below for complete tour details. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.
When I Start To (Break It All Down) :
1. When I Start To (Break It All Down) - Single Version
2. Tomorrow's World
3. When I Start To (Break It All Down) - Kris Menace Remix
4. When I Start To (Break It All Down) - Little Loud Remix
5. When I Start To (Break It All Down) - Steve Smart & Westfunk Main Room Edit
US TOUR DATES
Wed. August 31st Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
Fri. September 2nd Orlando, FL House of Blues
Sat. September 3rd Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Sun. September 4th Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Tues. September 6th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Wed. September 7th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Thurs. September 8th Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Sat. September 10th Boston, MA House of Blues
Sun. September 11th Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Tues. September 13th New York, NY Terminal 5
Wed. September 14th New York, NY Terminal 5
Fri. September 16th Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
Sat. September 17th Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
Sun. September 18th Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
Tues. September 20th Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
Wed. September 21st St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Fri. September 23rd Austin, TX ACL Live
Sat. September 24th Houston, TX Verizon Wirless Theatre
Sun. September 25th Dallas, TX House of Blues
Tues. September 27th Denver, CO Ogden Theater
Wed. September 28th Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall
Fri. September 30th Las Vegas, NV The Palms Concert Theater
Sat. October 1st Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
Sun. October 2nd San Diego, CA House of Blues
Tues. October 4th Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
Wed. October 5th Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Thurs. October 6th Seattle, WA Neptune
Stage Sneak Peek:
Release Mixtape Featuring Britney Spears, Ciara and More Download Korallreven's Mixtape "A Dream Within A Dream"
Swedish electro-pop duo Korallreven have revealed the details and track listing for their debut full-length, An Album By Korallreven, to be released on Acéphale on November 15. The duo are celebrating the album's forthcoming release with a mixtape entitled A Dream Within A Dream, featuring Britney Spears, Ciara, and more. Download their remix of Britney Spears' VMA-winning single, "Till the World Ends."
More ambitious than their previous mixes, the pair revisit and remix some of their favorite songs from the past year. The result is not a farewell to summer, more of a wistful glance over the shoulder. The mix is available for download here and the individual tracks can be found at http://acephalerecords.com/ADreamWithinADream.
Korallreven came together after Marcus Joons returned from an extended trip to Samoa where he found inspiration in the local Catholic choirs. Mesmerized by the beauty of the South Pacific and the exhilaration of travel, he shared his newfound passion with Daniel Tjäder (also of The Radio Dept) and a partnership was born. The group take a blissful journey through influences as far flung as southern rap, dreampop, reggae, and minimal techno, among many others. Joining Korallreven on this debut are a host of collaborators including Victoria Bergsman (Taken By Trees, The Concretes) and Julianna Barwick. An Album By Korallreven wistfully yearns for summer days. As our days shorten and the cold sets in, take it from the Swedes: nothing quells the stirring for warmer months quite like the brightness of a sincere pop song.
An Album By Korallreven Tracklisting:
1. As Young As Yesterday
2. Sa Sa Samoa
3. The Truest Faith
4. Keep Your Eyes Shut
6. Comin' Closer
7. Pago Pago
8. Honey Mine
9. A Surf On Endorphins
10. Comin' Down
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Serge Devant takes The KLF back to the top of the charts with his remix of “3AM Eternal”
Watch the official video here
Listen to the entire track here
Buy it here
Serge Devant feat. Taleen
Out now on Ultra Records
Rising NYC-based DJ/producer/remixer Serge Devant offers a tease into his forthcoming new Ultra Records artist album with a remix of one of the most iconic tracks in dance music history, The KLF’s “3AM Eternal.”
The Kopyright Liberation Front (The KLF) played a vital role in the acid house movement of the late 80′s and 90′s in Britain. Their originality made all their tracks instant international hits with the infamous, genre-defining hit 3AM Eternal hitting #1 on the UK Singles Chart and #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 both in the USA and abroad. Serge Devant’s remake resurrects 3AM Eternal with his pure elements and energy, while successfully capturing the aura of its time. The track builds intensity through its huge anthem breakdown, which showcases KLF’s vocals and delivers us into pure 80′s bliss with a twist. Even the album art is a throwback to the KLF original!
Released earlier this summer - Serge Devant feat. Taleen “3AM Eternal” - debuted at #11 on the UK Buzz Charts and #20 on Music Week’s Cool Cuts Chart. One of the hottest tracks of the festival season, it continues to build momentum and has now made its way to #5 on the Cool Cuts chart for the week ending July 16. It’s been 20 years but “3AM Eternal” is back at the top of the charts and Serge’s version is destined to bring this classic sound to a new audience.
The success of “3AM Eternal” comes at a busy time for Serge Devant. He’s DJing around the world throughout the summer (including a main stage slot at NYC’s famed Electric Zoo Festival in September), putting the final touches on his sophomore artist album (due for release in the fall) and working on remixes including Erick Morillo's new record with Rachael Starr entitled "We Are The Night."
September 2 – Electric Zoo - New York City
September 9 – Haze Nightclub - Las Vegas
September 12 – Playhouse - Los Angeles
hanDover, centers not only on the unbridled greed of the world's financial organizations and the governments that enable them, but the climate of political impotence which makes people resign their fate, no matter how insidious the situation gets. In typical PUPPY form, hanDover finds the duo moving forward while still maintaining that sense of aural discovery that has been a hallmark of their 26-year career.
"It's definitely the overarching feel of 'bend over and take it,'" offers Ogre, only half-kidding about the album's theme. "I recently listened to the record and it's making even more sense to me. We're certainly experiencing the rape of mankind as the world's economies slide even further and the inability of people to look around them and see what's going on. You're starting to see a neo-feudalistic empire on the rise. People are getting so pissed off, they're turning on each other."
"I didn't want to write the record the same way as the previous ones," says Key about his m.o. on the first new PUPPY music since 2008's Mythmaker. "I wanted there to be fresh angles, both in the songwriting and the programming platforms. I was changing the whole element of myself just to see what would happen. In the end, I made something different, but it was still coming from me. I'm not interested in looking at my accomplishments and myself. Like any electronic music fan, I look at the big question: Where is it all going?"
Aided by longtime associates Ken "Hiwatt" Marshall and Mark Walk, Ogre and Key have delivered an album that mirrors today's cultural uncertainty. At its most jarring, hanDover feels like digital epilepsy, exchanging the band's predilection for opaque menace for a trembling, near spasmodic discomfort. The amphetamine glitch-worship on "Gambatte," and the mechanized percolating of "Icktums" (with the refrain of "Worship money, worship nothing") further emulates a societal framework that's got its foot on the gas pedal on the road toward extinction. Ogre's twisted fable, "Brownstone" is shored up with twitching synthetics reminiscent of an orgy of hospital equipment. "Village" is an indictment of financial institutions through the prism of the ignorant populace that let them get away with the ruin. ("We're all made to participate in it, so we're all in collusion," explains the singer. "It's your typical Ogre paranoid ditty, complete with tinfoil hat.") The seven-minute "NoiseX" weaves layers of programmed breakbeats into phase-shifted psychedelic vistas to simulate a supercomputer's ascension into purgatory. Ambience or attack-mode, you make the call.
When considering the amount of factors contributing to today's artist-hostile environment, one wonders why some people even bother to continue to make music. It seems Ogre and Key have far too many ideas ricocheting in their individual skulls to ever succumb to ennui or the entitlement groupthink of many of their colleagues. One of their albums was titled Ain't It Dead Yet: But after nearly three decades of service, 14 studio albums, a plethora of remixes and all the cartwheeling through a whole lot of psychic minefields, the answer is a resounding hell, no. Because SKINNY PUPPY is one beast that cannot be tethered.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The City and Horses release new music video in support of upcoming sophomore album, We Will Never Be Discovered!"'We Will Never Be Discovered' by The City and Horses is one of the kookiest music videos I’ve ever seen–and I love it. It’s like Zach Galifianakis met some crazy hippies and tried to reinvent the 'Single Ladies' dance. Please try some of these moves (or outfits) at a club. And send me proof."
- Owl Mag
Watch the new music video for The City and Horses' 'We Will Never Be Discovered' on YouTube
Listen to The City and Horses' 'We Will Never Be Discovered' onSoundcloud
The City and Horses - We Will Never Be Discovered
We are so psyched to announce that the The City and Horsessophomore effort, We Will Never Be Discovered, will be released September 27th via Paper Garden Records! The elusive indie outfit, led by filmmaker and pop troubadour Marc Cantone, has featured a revolving cast of guests through the years. This latest incarnation features the lovely and ever-so-talented indie songstress Katie Costello. We Will Never Be Discovered sees a more dynamic, almost visual approach to song-writing, as with each vignette Marc invites us into his world full of colorful characters and their respective joys, triumphs, and melancholy.
Pre-order the full-length, We Will Never Be Discovered, HERE
Buy the single, "We Will Never Be Discovered" on iTunes
Speaking of colorful characters, The City and Horses teamed up with French performance art duo le contremaître et sa contremaîtresse to make the video for the titular single. Not unlike The City and Horses themselves, the anomalous video has already caught substantial buzz for being equal parts bizarre and jubilant.
Brass Bed hits the road in support of The Color Sessions, a split ep with their fellow Lafayette, Louisiana residents, Feufollet. The EP sees each band tackling three of the other's songs and transforming them into their own brand of psych pop or, conversely, Cajun music. Please do download and share Brass Bed's cover of "Des Promesses" and Feufollet's cover of "Bums On The Radio" with your readership.The band is touring to and from Champaign's rapidly growing Pygmalion Music Festival straight through the heart of the Midwest! Fresh out of recording sessions for their third LP in Austin with Danny Reisch, the band will be debuting new material each night along the tour route...
"It’s a solid yet pleasurably unpredictable pop band with requisite hooks and crunchy guitar sounds, which makes sense for a group that bills itself on its MySpace page as sounding like “a dog eating peanut-covered homework." Vanity Fair
"Brass Bed is a Lafayette, LA, quartet that channels the power of unrestrained rock and power pop, which it shared on its new LP, Melt White." CMJ
"I was on board with the lyric, "I don't believe in fate at your leisure" and was kept put with their clear influences from The Kinks and Television. Take those and them put into an indie-pop-and-country-twang-lick blender and you've got Brass Bed."RCRD LBL
"Brass Bed fits comfortably alongside earnest 70’s left of the dial rock bands like Big Star. The songs often start in tightly constructed pop structures, but append woolly, distorted monster interludes and codas more often than not. " Brightest Young Things
"Listening to their songs is like listening to a glossier version of Big Star’s #1 Record, or even, dare I say it, Sgt. Peppers." mySpoonful
09.02.11 - Lafayette LA @ Blue Moon Saloon
09.20.11 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
09.21.11 - Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern
09.22.11 - Cincinatti, OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
09.23.11 - Chicago, IL @ Pancho's
09.24.11 - Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
09.25.11 - Ames, IA @ Maximum Ames Festival
09.26.11 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
09.27.11 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
09.28.11 - St. Louis, MO @ Cicero's
09.29.11 - Kansas City, MO @ TBA
09.30.11 - Memphis, TN @ TBA
Tiësto to close out his “Club Life College Invasion Tour” October 8 at Home Depot Stadium in Los Angeles
With a capacity of 26,000 this is the largest single headline DJ show in US history Tiësto - “Club Life College Invasion Tour Saturday, October 8, 2011 Home Depot Center - Carson, CA Presented by Goldenvoice and Insomniac
Tickets available here
Watch the tour trailer here
NEW YORK, August 26, 2011 – Tiësto announces today that he’s planning to close out his much anticipated “Club Life College Invasion Tour” with a massive show at Los Angeles’ Home Depot Stadium on Saturday, October 8. Home of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA, Home Depot Stadium has a capacity of 26,000; making Tiësto’s performance the largest single headline DJ show in US history.
“Tiësto's Club Life College Invasion Tour” is the largest dance music tour to ever hit the American college market. Tiësto will headline the three-week tour this fall with stops at campuses across the United States. College markets include Madison, Wisconsin; Ypislanti, Michigan; Syracuse, New York; Amherst, Massachusetts; Kingston, Rhode Island; Norfolk, Virginia; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Tallahassee, Florida; Athens, Georgia; Gainesville, Florida; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Austin, Texas; San Diego, California; Fresno, California; Avila Beach, California and Los Angeles, California.
In conjunction with the college tour, Tiësto is launching two unparalleled contests for his fans. The first is a remix contest offering fans the chance to remix Tiësto’s brand new track “Work Hard, Play Hard.” The winning remix will be released on Tiësto’s own Musical Freedom label and the winner will have a chance to open for Tiësto during the College Invasion Tour. The second contest will give one lucky fan the chance for Tiësto to attend his or her house party by competing with fans from college campuses across the country using social media. Check the “Tiësto House Party” tab on Tiësto’s Facebook page for more info.
Joining Tiësto on each date of “Tiësto’s Club Life College Invasion Tour” is 18-year-old prodigy Porter Robinson. This Chapel Hill, North Carolina native is a current high school student and recently burst onto the scene after performing an opening slot on Tiësto’s recent Canadian tour. Robinson’s first single - "Say My Name" – has topped Beatport's Electro-House chart.
Further details about the tour, contests and additional promotions will be announced in the coming weeks on the Tiësto University dedicated platform
Tiësto's Club Life College Invasion Tour Dates:
Thursday Sep 15 – Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
Friday Sep 16 – Ypsilanti, MI - EMU Convocation Center
Saturday Sep 17- London, Ontario (Canada) - John Labbatt Center
Sunday Sep 18 - Syracuse, NY - Oncenter
Monday Sep 19 - Amherst, MA - Mullins Center
Tuesday Sep 20 - Kingston, RI - Ryan Center
Wednesday Sep 21 – Norfolk, VA - Scopes Arena
Thursday Sep 22 – Winston-Salem, NC - Joel Coliseum
Friday Sep 23 – Charleston, SC – Patriot’s Point
Saturday Sep 24– Tallahassee, FL – Floyd’s Music Store
Sunday Sep 25 – Athens, GA - Classic Center
Monday Sep 26 - Gainesville, FL - Alachua County Fairgrounds
Wednesday Sep 28 – Baton Rouge, LA - River Center
Thursday Sep 29 – Austin, TX - Cedar Park Center
Sunday Oct 2 – San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Arena
Monday Oct 3 – Fresno, CA - Selland Arena
Tuesday Oct 4 – Davis, CA – UC Davis Pavilion
Wednesday Oct 5 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort
Saturday Oct 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Home Depot Stadium
Gaspar Claus & Pedro Soler's “Barlande” Produced By Bryce Dessner Of The National Out Today On Infine Records
ABSU: Mythological Occult Metal Trio Confirm Autumn North American Live Actions
In support of the release of their upcoming new album Abzu, Dallas, Texas-based mythological occult metal trio ABSU will embark upon an exclusive four-show upper East Coast US live exhibition this November invading Richmond, Brooklyn, Reading and Boston. These venues and cities have been chosen with the purpose of ABSUperforming in previously uncharted barbaric environments, where locals can expect the set list to include a large dose of material from Abzu, in addition to songs spanning the entire ABSU discography. Support for this special trek will hail from Philadelphia black thrash derelicts Infernal Stronghold.
Following the short tour, ABSU will also take part in Montreal's Messe des Morts festival, performing as one of the event's main acts which also includes Inquisition, Glorior Belli, Forteresse and more.
ABSU Confirmed Live Rituals:
9/10/2011 An Club - Athens, Greece
10/22/2011 007 Rock Bar - San Antonio, TX
10/29/2011 Aurora Infernalis Festival - Driel, Netherlands
11/10/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA [info]
11/11/2011 Club Europa - Brooklyn, NY [info]
11/12/2011 Reverb - Reading, PA [info]
11/13/2011 TBA - Boston, MA [info]
11/26/2011 Messe des Morts Festival - Montreal, QC [info]
ABSU's forthcoming sixth full-length opus, Abzu, is set for North American release on October 4th. The band's second album for international heavyweight Candlelight Records, Abzu is the second part of a trilogy of recordings from the band. Recorded at Nomad Recording Studios in Carrollton, Texas, Abzu finds drummer/vocalist Proscriptor and bassist/vocalist Ezezu sharing equal vocal duties and debuts the skills of new guitarist Vis Crom. The record was mixed by J.T. Longoria (King Diamond/Solitude Aeternus), and features original cover art from Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak (Watain, Behemoth, Destroyer 666, Vader).
Today, Candlelight Records USA has posted special preorder packages where fans can order CD/shirt packages for Abzu at this location.
Stay tuned for more live ABSU appearances and tours into 2012 in support of Abzu. Review copies of Abzu as well as limited interviews with Proscriptor are available to North American journalists and outlets via Earsplit PR now.