Friday, September 28, 2012

WARBEAST Appearing on Sirius XM Liquid Metal Today from 5-6pm ET -- Set to Release New Full Length Album 'Destroy' in Early 2013 & Split Album with Philip Anselmo Entitled 'War of the Gargantuas' this Fall

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Housecore Records thrashers WARBEAST are pleased to announce the upcoming release of their second full-length release, Destroy. The album is scheduled to be released in early 2013 via Housecore. The band will also release a split with Philip Anselmo later this year, entitled War of the Gargantuas. The split is scheduled be released in late November or early December 2012, also via Housecore.

WARBEAST will make a guest appearance today on Sirius XM Liquid Metal from 5-6pm ET. At 5pm ET, the band will play ‘Birth Of A Psycho’, a new track fromWar of the Gargantuas. Stay tuned for more track debuts coming soon!

WARBEAST is on the road now with DOWN and label mates haarp! A few shows have featured special guests PentagramSaint Vitus and others. The band also recently announced upcoming European tour dates with DOWN. They will then continue the tour in November with several stops in Germany.

See below for all current tour dates.

WARBEAST w/ DOWN Tour Dates:
9/28 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (W/ haarpSt. Vitus)
9/29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (W/ haarp)
9/30 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore (W/ Mount Carmel and Pentagram)
10/1 – Leesburg, VA @ Balls Bluff Tavern (WARBEAST ONLY)
10/2 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall (W/ Mount Carmel)

WARBEAST w/ DOWN European Tour Dates:
10/19 - Manchester, UK @ 02 Academy      
10/20 - Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute 
10/21 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
10/23 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Hall         
10/24 - Paris, France @ Bataclan       
10/25 - Holland, Amsterdam @ Melkweg    
10/27 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier       
10/28 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex       
10/29 - Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali   
10/31 - Dortmund, Germany @ FZW / Freizeitzentrum West          

WARBEAST headline dates in Germany:
11/1 - Cologne, Germany @ Underground
11/2 – Saabrücken, Germany  @ Garage
11/3 – Tillburg, Netherlands @ Little Devil
11/4 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
11/5 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Nachtleben
11/6 – Siegen, Germany @ Vortex
11/7 – München Germany @ Backstage
11/8 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena

The beginnings of WARBEAST are rooted in the early 80’s Texas underground metal scene. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was the voice of speed metal kings Rigor Mortis, who achieved major label success on Capitol Records in 1988. Other members of the band boast resumes including GammacideDemonseed, and more. WARBEAST released their last album, Krush the Enemy, in 2010.

Friends Hit The Road Tonight With Two Door Cinema Club

Brooklyn-based band Friends will hit the road this fall with Two Door Cinema Club kicking off tonight at the famed Central Park Summerstage in New York City and winding down in Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory on Sunday, October 28th.

Friends - Samantha Urbani (Vox), Nikki Shapiro (Guitar/Keys), Oliver Duncan (Percussion), and V (Bass) - are touring in support of their heralded, self-produced debut album, Manifest!, released by Fat Possum Records on June 5th.The album is a collection of fun/funky/danceable pop hits, with powerful lyrical themes touching on polyamory, anarchism, empowerment of the individual, being wary of the government and media, existential awe, etc. Manifest! was hailed by The New York Times as"one of the year's most breathless debuts." Publications from Dazed and Confused to The London Times all agree that if there "is to be one more band from Brooklyn then it should be Friends."

Friends are known for their highly spirited live shows, where attendees can expect to be danced with, kissed, and tattooed. Having toured non-stop for the past year, the band most recently brought their "untouchable, cool and indelible, hook-laden pop music," (Q Magazine) to festival audiences across Europe including two SOLD OUT shows in London.

See them for yourself and quickly learn why NME called them "One of 100 New Bands You Have To Hear."

Full List of Dates below

28th                                         New York, NY                       Central Park Summerstage / Rumsey Playfield
29th                                         Philadelphia, PA                Electric Factory
30th                                         Boston, MA                          House of Blues Boston
2nd                                          Washington, DC                 9:30 Club
3rd                                           Washington, DC                 9:30 Club
7th                                           Cleveland, OH                     Beachland Tavern*
8th                                           Columbus, OH                     Newport Music Hall
9th                                           Chicago, IL                           Riviera Theatre
10th                                         Minneapolis, MN               First Avenue
11th                                         Kansas City, MO                 Beaumont Club
13th                                         Houston, TX                         House of Blues
14th                                         Austin, TX                             The Mohawk*
16th                                         Denver, CO                           Ogden Theatre
17th                                         Salt Lake City, UT                Urban Lounge*
18th                                         Boise, ID                               Neurolux*
20th                                         Seattle, WA                           Showbox Sodo
21st                                          Portland, OR                        Crystal Ballroom
23rd                                         Oakland, CA                          Fox Theatre
25th                                         Hollywood, CA                      Hollywood Palladium
26th                                         San Diego, CA                      SOMA San Diego
27th                                         Las Vegas, NV                      House of Blues
28th                                         Santa Ana, CA                      The Observatory

* Not With Two Door Cinema Club


Psychic Twin premieres new music video for "Gonna Get Her" with Paste, announces new tour dates

MUSIC VIDEO: Psychic Twin  "Gonna Get Her" (Dir. by Hoshor & Adams)-

Psychic Twin shares a new music video for their single, "Gonna Get Her", from their 7" release on Lefse Records as part of the label's single series. Directed by Alessandra Hoshor and Addison Adams. Check it out over at Paste! The band also announces new tour dates including CMJ and shows with Hundred Waters.

Gonna Get Her 7" is out now. You can order it here.

10/03 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry *
10/05 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon *
10/06 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose Tap House *
10/16 New York, NY Pianos (Lefse Records CMJ Showcase)
10/18 Urbana, IL Canopy Club #
10/23 New York, NY Mercury Lounge $
* = w/ Hundred Waters
# = Blitzentrapper
$ = Damien Jurado

Psychic Twin
Gonna Get Her 7"
(Lefse Records)
Street Date: Out now!

1. Gonna Get Her
2. Deepest Part

Prince Rama releases new single "Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever" as I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E.



I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. channeled by Prince Rama. Photo credit Samantha Casolari.

In the early eighties, a London sex cult infiltrated underground discotheques based on the principle that the secret to immortality was found through engaging in intimate acts of love. To retain their anonymity, members went by the acronym I.M.M.OR.T.A.L.I.F.E., or 'Inner Messages Morphing Over Resonant Time, Always Loving Infinitely Free and Everlasting'. For years, I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. dedicated itself to recording dance track hymnals that would provoke lovemaking acts and thus prolong the lives of its members. When the end of the world came, the group was found frozen in midst of an orgiastic collapse. They had not slept or eaten in thirteen days.

MP3: I.M.M.OR.T.A.L.I.F.E. (as channeled by Prince Rama) - "Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever" -

Prince Rama
Top Ten Hits of the End of the World
(Paw Tracks)
1. "Blade of Austerity" - Guns of Dubai
2. "Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever" - I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E.
3. "No Way Back"- Nu Fighters
4. "So Destroyed" - Rage Peace
5. "Receive" - Taohaus
6. "Radhamadhava" - Goloka
7. "Fire Sacrifice" - Black Elk Speaks
8. "Welcome To The Now Age" - Hyparxia
9. "Exercise Ecstasy" - The Metaphysixxx
10. "We Will Fall In Love Again" - Motel Memory


10/17 Terrorbird Showcase @ Cakeshop
10/18 Paw Tracks Showcase @ Cameo
10/19 Ad Hoc @ 285 Kent

11/01 - Utrecht - Netherlands - Vredenburg Leidsche rijn *
11/03 - Strasbourg - France - La Latiere *
11/04 - London - UK- Roundhouse *
11/06 - Dublin - Ireland - Vicar Street *
11/07 - Glasgow - Scotland - ABC1 *
11/08 - Manchester - UK -The Warehouse Project *
11/09 - Tourcoing - France - Le Grand Mix *
11/10 - Antwerp - Belgium - Trix *
11/13 - Gothenburg - Sweden - Pustervik *
11/14 - Stockholm - Sweden - Debaser Medis *
11/15 - Oslo - Norway - Sentrum Scene *
11/16 - Lund - Sweden - Mejerjet *
11/18 - Berlin - Germany - Astra *
11/19 - Lausanne - Switzerland - Les Docks *
11/20 - Zurich - Switzerland - X-Tra *

* = w/ Animal Collective

T.H. WHITE -- "Scene & Modify" EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD -- Split 12-inch out Oct 30

T.H. WHITE is an NYC multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and DJ who has a unique new release on the horizon.  The Scene & Modify EP is a SPLIT 12-INCH out October 30, 2012 via Sky Council Recordings, centered on the T.H. White track “Scene & Modify.”  The release will also be availble digitally.

The EP is shared with other notable producer/musician combos With Lions and Wishes and Thieves, who have both remixed the track and provided an original tune of their own for White to remix.  Side A of the EP contains the “Scene & Modify” original track as well as remixes and Side B sees T.H. White remixing the original work of the “S&M” remixers. White’s glossy production and writing style has led to remixes for Phenomenal Handclap Band, Fol Chen, Boy in Static andFaunts.

Yesterday, Magnetic Magazine premiered an EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD of focus track "Scene & Modify," along with a Q&A with White.  Check it out and grab the tune here.

Critics and fans often relate to White's unique blending of ultra-modern production infused with his own organic instrumentation and he is an official showcasing artist at CMJ 2012.  From finger picked and crystallized guitars paired with beat driven female vocals to live funky bass grooves under futuristic soaring synths, constant new ground is touched in the music of T.H. White. Foundations lie in the world of DJ/Producers such as Thievery Corporation, LCD Sound System andMoby as his sound interlaces his influences of golden Hip-Hop, psychedelic 70s funk rock and lush lounge beats.

T.H. White Scene & Modify Split 12-inch EP Tracklist:
Side A:
1- Scene & Modify (With Lions remix)
2- Scene & Modify (Dub City remix)
3- Scene & Modify (Wishes and Thieves remix)
4- Scene & Modify
Side B:
1- Olympia (T.H. White remix)
2- Public Policy (T.H. White remix)
3- Let You In (T.H. White remix)

White is one of the few beat makers that can lay claim to being a musician first and DJ-Producer by default.  Sprinklings of enough genres to satisfy a wide range of music fans.”
— Paper Magazine

“With such clever and eclectic touches, this throbbing electro-pop shows a gift for titillating, slinky melodies from the club to the breakfast table.  White’s got the skills and the songs are energetic.”
— SPIN Magazine

“T.H. White’s not your average icy synthesizer.”
— Stereogum

DJ Starscream Joins Zombie/Manson Twins of Evil Tour

DJ Starscream of the Grammy Award-winning Slipknot, will provide support on most of the "Twins of Evil" tour dates, co-headlining Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie.  DJ Starscream fills the slot left open by KoRn's Jonathan "J Devil" Davis who had to bow out of the tour on doctors' orders due to extreme exhaustion.

The "Twins of Evil Tour" kicks off today, September 28 when both Zombie and Manson co-headline the first day of the Desert Uprising Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, and will wrap up in Dallas on Halloween. DJ Starscream will join up with the tour on October 1 in Salt Lake City.  A complete itinerary is below.  For ticket on sale and purchasing info, as well as details on the special VIP packages that both Zombie and Manson are offering, log onto or  

DJ Starscream has been DJing since 1992, and is best known as the turntablist for Slipknot.  Over the years, he's developed several styles of new music from the metal mayhem of Slipknot to turntablist jungle mash ups. He has developed a following in Japan as a jungle musician, and is currently signed to the Japanese record label N20 Records.  DJ Starscream also performs in the alterna-hop troup AMPT that features members of Biohazard and DJ Rob Gee on vocals.  

Manson and Zombie also announce that Powerman 5000 has been added to the bill for the Zombie/Manson St. Louis Pointergeist show on Friday, October 5.

Dates for the "Twins of Evil Tour" are as follows:

28     Desert Uprising Festival, Ashley Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
29     "Rock Vegas," Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV

 1     USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT  ***
 2     1st Bank Center, Denver, CO  ***
 4     Topeka Expo Center, Topeka, KS  ***
 5     Pointergeist, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO
 6     Monster Ball, Arkansas State Fairgrounds, Little Rock, AR
 8     Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE  ***
 9     Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato, MN  ***
11     Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL  ***
12     DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI  ***
13     US Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, IL  ***
15     Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH  ***
16     The Armory, Rochester, NY  ***
17     Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY  ***
19     Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ  ***
20     Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT  ***
21     Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH  ***
23     Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY  ***
25     Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA  ***
26     Halloweenie Roast/WJRR-FM, Tinker Field, Orlando, FL  ***
27     Halloweenie Roast/KXTB-FM, 1-800-Ask Gary Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
30     Reliant Arena, Houston, TX  ***
31     Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Dallas, TX  ***

*** Dates DJ Starscream will support

The Dig's 24-date American tour starts 10/3 with The We Shared Milk

Video “I Already Forgot Everything You Said” HERE

New York indie rock band The Dig are giving their fans a gift, as stated on their site: "Email your ticket receipt for any show on the fall tour to to redeem a free download of The Dig’s new album, Midnight Flowers."

Earlier the band shared the music video for their acclaimed single “I Already Forgot Everything You Said”, which has been described as a “dreamy track, filled with butterfly-inducing harmonies,” the band chose a run-down but still majestic 19th century building at 5 Beekman Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. In fact, “We were the last people to shoot in this amazing old space before it was gutted,” says singer and bassistEmile Mosseri. The crumbling surroundings still hint at former glories, as befits a song about past loves. Mosseri continues, “The space has kind of a haunting quality to it and we felt like the mood of the song fit the vibe of the building… We all wrote this song together as a band and feel it captures the tone of our new record.” Watch the video for“I Already Forgot Everything You Said” on PureVolume HERE and HERE.

The Dig released their new album Midnight Flowers on May 29th via Buffalo Jump Records.  Last July they moved to Los Angeles by popular demand for a residency at Silverlake Lounge after playing their successful shows with Ben Kweller in May.  The band is proud to lend their single to Turn the Tide: Songs for "Last Call at the Oasis" a companion charity album to the new film Last Call at the Oasis in support of the global water crisis alongside 20 unreleased exclusive tracks from artists including Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket and more.

The Dig's sound has been developing ever since the band's two singers Emile Mosseriand David Baldwin started making music together when they were eleven years old.  After meeting California native Erick Eiser, the three songwriters have been writing tunes and playing in different bands since they were 16 years old. Anchored by sharp guitars, a woozy synth backdrop and airtight vocal harmonies, the new album Midnight Flowers which is produced by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, The Apples In Stereo, Swans, Antony & The Johnsons) via Buffalo Jump Records. It recalls styles ranging from T. Rex to Brian Eno to The Everly Brothers.

The Dig Fall Tour 2012:
w/ The We Shared Milk

10/3   - Washington, DC @ Red Palace - Tickets
10/4   - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie - Tickets
10/5   - Northampton, MA - The Basement - FREE SHOW
10/6   - Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo - Tickets
10/10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks - Tickets
10/11 - Columbus, OH @ Kobo - Tickets
10/12 - Chicago, IL @ Tonic Room - Tickets
10/13 - Bowling Green, KY @ Tidball's - Tickets
10/14 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement - Tickets
10/16 - Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's - Tickets
10/17 - Denton, TX @ Hailey's - Tickets
10/18 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (indoors) - Tickets
10/19 - San Antonio, TX @ The Limelight - Tickets
10/20 - El Paso, TX @ The Hoppy Monk - Tickets
10/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rogue Bar - Tickets
10/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Royal House - FREE SHOW
10/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg - Tickets
10/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord - Tickets
10/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court - Tickets
10/28 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge - Tickets
10/31 - Minneapolis, MN - Halloween Party @ 400 Bar - Tickets
11/1   - Madison, WI @ The Frequency - Tickets
11/2   - Detroit, MI - Benefit Show @ Starkweather Arts Center - Tickets
11/3   - St. Louis, MO @ Cicero's - Tickets

The Dig are:
David Baldwin (Guitar/Vocals)
Emile Mosseri (Bass/Vocals)
Erick Eiser (Keyboards/Guitar)
Mark Demiglio (Drums)

Video: The Dig “I Already Forgot Everything You Said” HERE
Video: The Dig “Hole In My Heart” HERE
Video: The Dig “Animal Screams” HERE
Album / MP3s: HERE


Photo credit: Andrew Amorim

Young Dreams are a symphonic pop ensemble from Bergen, Norway, headed up by the mighty Matias Tellez. With a lineup of musicians that starts at seven and blossoms to as many as twelve at any given performance, they’ve already captured the imaginations of dreamy pop lovers internationally via just a couple of limited but potent releases, including the self-titled single ‘Young Dreams’, which was seen on PitchforkStereogumNylonThe FaderDummyThe Guardian, and KEXP

This October sees them mount their largest European Tour to date, supporting label-mates Tame Impala on their Lonerism album tour. All dates are below.

The first official single from Young Dreams’ adventurous debut album is titled ‘Fog Of War’, and will be released in October. Stay tuned for the first listen, coming very soon. 

Fri Oct 19th || Rockefeller || Oslo, Norway *
Sun Oct 21st || Pustervik || Gothenburg, Sweden * 
Mon Oct 22nd || Vega || Copenhagen, Denmark *
Tues Oct 23rd || Postbahnhof || Berlin, Germany *
Fri Oct 26th || Magazzini Generali || Milan, Italy  *
Sat Oct 27th || Les Docks || Lausanne, Switzerland *
Mon Oct 29th || Paradiso || Amsterdam, Netherlands *
Tues Oct 30th || Brixton Academy || London, UK *
Thurs Nov 1st || HMV Ritz || Manchester, UK *
Fri Nov 2nd || Leadmill || Sheffield, UK *
Sat Nov 3rd || 02 ABC || Glasgow, UK *
Thurs Nov 8th || Parkteateret || Oslo, Norway **
Sat Nov 10th || Bergen Kjott || Bergen, Norway **

* with Tame Impala
** with Casiokids

SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME: West Coast Tour To Commence This Weekend

This weekend, founding Neurosis guitarist/vocalist SCOTT KELLY will take to the road for a four-show California tour in support of his recently released third solo album, The Forgiven Ghost In Me. For the first time, KELLY will be joined on these shows by cohorts Noah Landis and Greg Dale as SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME, bringing his dark Americana to fruition on stage in a whole new way, as they did on the new album.

The action begins this Saturday in San Francisco and play through Oakland, Fullerton and Los Angeles, with opening support from YOB frontman Mike Scheidt.

Stream the title track to the new album “The Forgiven Ghost In Me” via Decibel Magazine’s blog RIGHT HERE.

SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME live performances:
9/29/2012 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern w/ Mike Scheidt
9/30/2012 Uptown Nightclub - Oakland, CA w/ Mike Scheidt
10/01/2012 The Slidebar - Fullerton, CA w/ Mike Scheidt
10/02/2012 Cineplex at the Silent Movie Theater - Los Angeles, CA w/ Mike Scheidt

Dissimilar to his previous solo outings, on The Forgiven Ghost In Me KELLY sought out additional musicians to help create his vision for this release, recruiting good friends Noah Landis (Neurosis) and Greg Dale, forming SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME. Additionally, Jason Roeder (Neurosis, Sleep) and Josh Graham (A Storm Of Light, Neurosis) make guest appearances on the album. These additional instrumental and vocal contributions add incredible new dimensions to KELLY’s foreboding tales. The eight tracks were recorded by Landis, the album running deep with over forty minutes of foreboding Americana showcasing the ever-evolving artist brandishing some of his most expressive hymns of pain, reflection and redemption to date

Oreo Jones' new single "No Coast" and Betty Love Letters

It has been whirlwind of activity for Oreo Jones the past weeks – and Betty seems to be everyone's favorite granny these days (the album is named after Oreo's late grandmother, Betty Jean Smith).  Radio, blogs and newspapers across the country are in love with the album – it even crushed the competition to win a Magnet magazine poll of the most anticipated fall releases.  But Oreo doesn’t just drop an album and then fade into the ether – the work is just beginning.

After a successful release of the first video, "Needy", this week VICE exclusively premiered the latest video single, "No Coast" (ft. J-Hex) and it grabbed over 1000 eyeballs in just a couple days. The song is about restless souls growing up in the Midwest (and wanting to escape – of course) and was also featured by MOKB on Sirius XMU.  You can practically feel the buzz building like static in your laundry when you run out of Snuggle.

Big things are also cooking for the next single "Burnt Circles", bringing a West Coast flavor in the track courtesy of San Francisco band Burnt Ones.  And not to leave anyone out, East Coast winter tour dates with DMA (formerly Jookabox of Asthmetic Kitty and Joyful Noise) will be posted in just a few short weeks.

Links to the videos and the deluxe version of the album are just below, so you don't worry about having to dig through previous emails to give it a listen.  We get it – Oreo Jones is an unknown quantity, or maybe hip-hop just isn’t your thing … but trust us, Betty will be the album that changes all that.
Love Letters: 
My Old Kentucky Blog (MOKB)
"He’s charismatic and intelligent...and has an easy ability to pull in people from all walks to create memorable music."
Do not take Betty lightly — a profound, and complex listening experience awaits!"

LEO Weekly
"From the synth-pop sounds of modern rap radio to boom bap to a couple rock-flavored cuts, there’s not a skipper in the bunch. Oreo Jones is a name to watch."

"No Coast" (Ft J-Hex) 
"Needy" (Ft. Freddy Bunz)

WHY? premieres music video for "Strawberries," Mumps, etc. drops next week

VIDEO: "Strawberries" - 

ALBUM STREAM: Mumps, etc. -

Nipping at the ragged heels of their eagerly devoured Sod in the Seed EP (which you can download for FREE here), WHY? at last unleash their fifth long-player, a meticulous work of morbid fascination and offbeat romanticism dubbed Mumps, etc. Though there is a mysterious sickness (perhaps of the mind) that lurks about these thirteen songs, one might also imagine the title as describing the musically swole state of these three Midwestern men as they bring their sound into glisteningly buff focus. Yoni Wolf, brother Josiah and Doug McDiarmid are in the pocket, the unbreakable rock core at the center of a spinning ball of sonic kaleidoscopie. And all the things we love about them are still true: the grinning sun-warped choruses, that jangly Western lope, those confessionals cut with wry wit and crude details, set dancing down the odd knots of complex poetic daisy chains. It's just that ... well, all of it sounds better than ever this time around.

Part of that is due to how Mumps, etc. was made. Far from their native Cincinnati, the fellas spent a month and a half in the Denton, Texas, studio of Centro-Matic's Matt Pence. They showed up with a pile of demos suspected to be nearly done-some five years in the making-but their aspirations evolved in the shadow of the great University of North Texas music school. Reaching out to a professor therein, they wrangled an ace crew of green-and-white gunslingers to exact their wild schemes: a string quartet, an eight-person choir, woodwinds, horns. The whole set was recorded to two-inch tape (no loops), produced by the Wolf brothers, and mixed in Atlanta by Graham Marsh (Cee Lo Green, Katy Perry) with Yoni. Thus every song pops exactly as it should, smearing genre with pointed intent until the end result became an articulated work of unusual artistry and catchiness-a WHY? record, naturally.

We're not here to tell you what to like; the highlights are many. There's the opener "Jonathan's Hope," rattling forth over a pile of cooing ladies and crunching percussion, its measured optimism leveled at the songs that follow. There's "Waterlines," which folds idyllic harps figures into a darkly shimmering beat while Yoni drops backwards brags-"Rocking soccer socks with sandals like, 'Yeah, bro.'"-and dissects his public persona. "White English" bounces over some kind of mutant mariachi dub, a continuation of the coiled grooves WHY? devised for Serengeti's Family & Friends (2011). "Thirst" bends Mumps' spare chamber-pop into a desert-worthy drawl, bullwhips cracking and spurs jingling under a tale about black cowboys and failing faith. And "Kevin's Cancer"-written for an afflicted fan-hits upon a moment of WHY?-style clarity: "I know with no uncertainty, that I'm uncertain and I don't know."

Still, we are fairly certain that "Paper Hearts" is something extra special. Offering but a single two-and-a-half minute verse, the song is gorgeously detailed and surprisingly uncoded, unspooling as it goes a gut-wrenching end to an important relationship, and shining harsh light on a narrator who often likes to hide his truths in acts of on-album villainy. ("Bitter Thoughts," featuring Liz Wolf, being a perfect example.) So when Mumps, etc. ends one track later, with Yoni promising providence over his own death while pizzicato strings brighten the closing corners, we understand both the sad futility and the unabashed hope wrapped up in that statement. And, along with the taut arrangements and imaginative musicianship, it's that skewed but forever winking eye on the human condition that keeps us wrapped up in WHY?


10.05 Düsseldorf, Germany: New Fall Festival
10.06 Evreux, France: L'Abordage
10.07 Paris, France: Maroquinerie
10.08 Brighton, England: Old Market
10.09 London, England: Electric Ballroom
10.10 Manchester, England: Central Methodist Church
10.11 Bristol, England: Fleece
10.12 Glasgow, Scotland: SWG3
10.13 Oxford, England: The Bullingdon
10.15 Berlin, Germany: Volksbühne
10.18 Cincinnati, OH Lois & Richard Rosethal Center for Contemporary Art Black Box Theatre
10.20 Pittsburgh, PA Altar
10.24 Richmond, VA Canal Club
10.25 Athens, GA 40 Watt
10.26 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
10.27 Orlando, FL The Social
10.28 Tampa, FL Crowbar
10.29 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
10.30 Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box
10.31 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
11.01 Houston, TX Walter's
11.02 Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall
11.03 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.05 St. Louis, MO Luminary Arts

Mumps, etc.
(Anticon / City Slang)
Street Date: Oct. 2 (US) / Oct. 1 (Europe)

Jonathan's Hope
Thirteen on High
White English
Sod in the Seed
Kevin's Cancer
Bitter Thoughts
Paper Hearts
As a Card

Sod in the Seed EP
(Anticon / City Slang)
Street Date: August 14 (US) / August 13 (Europe)

1. Sod In The Seed
2. For Someone
3. The Plan
4. Probably Cause
5. Twenty Seven
6. Shag Carpet

Thursday, September 27, 2012

THE VERY END to Release Turn Off the World November 27th in North America via Steamhammer/SPV

Artwork and Tracklisting Revealed

It takes great determination and lots of self-confidence for an otherwise English-speaking metal act to garnish the opener of their new album with two German lines:

Eins, zwei, drei, vier - the very end is here,
We try to leave but someone's locked all the doors,
Fünf, sechs, sieben, acht - wer hat´s kaputtgemacht?
We try to forget but there is blood on the floor

THE VERY END are obviously here to decry injustice. After all, a lot of damage is currently being done to humankind version 2.0 in terms of permanent stimulus satiation, a decline in traditional values and an addiction to extreme experiences.So should the light be switched off and the world be eliminated, as the album title Turn Off The World suggests? "No, says vocalist Björn Gooßes, "But we shouldn't accept everything without question." THE VERY END's third album has been scheduled for release on November 27th in North America and its set to impress listeners with authenticity and an uncompromising attitude in every single note. THE VERY END come from the Ruhr area, a region with a traditionally large working-class population, and - like their geographical and stylistic neighbors Kreator and Sodom - they have been forged from real steel.

Thanks to a band who have grown even stronger after two line-up changes, their metal doesn't shine on Turn Off The World, but comes across like a jagged, yet razor-sharp blade. Along with vocalist Björn Gooßes, guitarist René Bogdanski and bassist Marc Beste, the two new additions Alex Bartkowski (guitars, ex-Guerrilla) and Daniel Zeman (drums, Enemy Of The Sun) have been vital in perfecting THE VERY END's typical mix of hard riffs, ferocious grooves and melodic passages. Thrash numbers such as "Iron Sky" stand side by side with epic wrecking-ball tracks along the lines of "To Feed On Hope" and melancholy titles like "Maelstrom Calling".

The band reenlisted the producer/sound engineer team of Waldemar Sorychta and Dennis Koehne, who worked on their 2011 release Mercy & Misery. Gooßes commented on working with Waldemar and Dennis again, "We learned an awful lot from Waldemar and Dennis on Mercy & Misery. This time around, it was more like a fruitful exchange of opinions which has lead to an awesome result."

A result which included Entombed's LG Petrov contributing guest vocals on the death metal-oriented track "The Black Fix". States the band, "Naturally, being fans of old-school death metal, LG is one of our old-time heroes whom we are proud to present on our new album." Turn Off The World consists of eleven songs which would easily be capable of switching off the world - but not before every fan of tough metal sounds has listened to this outstanding album!

Vocals: Björn Gooßes
Guitars: René Bogdanski
Guitars: Alex Bartkowski
Bass: Marc Beste
Drums: Daniel Zeman

1) Splinters
2) Iron Sky
3) Infidel
4) The Black Fix
5) Maelstrom Calling
6) Sixes And Nines
7) The Last Mile
8) Dreadnought
9) Gravity
10) Orphans Of Emptiness
11) To Feed On Hope

Lust For Youth announces album & shares song

Sacred Bones is pleased to release Swedish artist Lust For Youth's 2011 release, Growing Seeds for the 1st time in North America (Released in Europe on AVANT!, the Sacred Bones release will feature 3 new songs).

Today, Lust For Youth shares the 1st single, "Behind Curtains", hear it now at Pitchfork.

Lust For Youth is the solo moniker of Swedish electronic musician, Hannes Norrvide. He began the project in 2009, in Gothenburg, Sweden at Utmarken (a rehearsal space, record shop, and venue). He was inspired by friends of his who were starting a post-punk band but at the time he only had an old toy keyboard.

Some of the original versions of the songs on Growing Seeds were written during the summer of 2011, recorded in Hannes' bedroom on his computer and using borrowed equipment from his roommate. He did everything himself except the mastering which was handled by Viktor Ottosson (Street Drinkers, Looks of Love, Järtecknet). Four of the songs ended up on a cassette on Posh Isolation released in 2011. Shortly after that he began writing new songs and re-working some of the pieces during last fall and then recorded them in January/February 2012. He also made the move from Gothenburg to Copenhagen this year and eloquently points out the main difference between Lust For Youth and the power-electronics, noise scene of Posh Isolation/ Copenhagen is Lust For Youth is "less noise and more drums." Loke Rahbek of the Posh label, Sexdrome and Vår is now a collaborator of Hannes' on this project and has been playing live with him in Europe throughout the last year. The album itself Hannes describes as having the theme of a new life; coming out of an unhealthy relationship and being inspired by new love and  the energy that creates. Originally released in Europe by the Italian label AVANT!, Growing Seeds is now widely available on CD and LP for the 1st time. Sacred Bones will be releasing Lust For Youth's follow up LP in the first half of next year. After having played Incubate Festival in Tilburg for the Sacred Bones/Posh Isolation co-curated evening, Hannes and Loke will be touring the US this December for the first time, including stops in LA and NY. The CD version of this album also contains three bonus tracks which originally appeared on the Saluting Rome EP (Posh Isolation cassette, AVANT! 12").

MP3: "Behind Curtains" -

Lust For Youth
Growing Seeds
(Sacred Bones)
 Nov 13, 2012
1.  Behind Curtains
2. It's You
3. We Planted A Seed
4. Champagne
5. La Rouge
6. Cover Their Faces
7. Always Changing
8. Modern Life
9. We Got Lust
10. Neon Lights Appear
11. Virgins Hold Hands*
12. Crossed*
13. OSK*

* Bonus track

ALL TIME LOW Release New Track "Outlines" On MTV Buzzworthy

All Time Low Album Art

On MTV Buzzworthy Here:

New Track "Somewhere In Neverland" Available Now Here

Collect All Three Covers of All Time Low on the November Issue of
Alternative Press Magazine, Available October 2nd.

Fall Tour "The Rock Show At The End of the World" Tickets On Sale Now

Pre-Order "Don't Panic" Here:

All Time Low have released a brand new song "Outlines" off their upcoming album "Don't Panic" on MTV Buzzworthy right here: The track was co-written with Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) and also features Jason Vena of Acceptance.

The 4-piece pop-punk band, All Time Low, have recently announced their crazy "Triptacular" global release event for "Don't Panic." The event will take place on October 7th in Tokyo at Koenji High, October 8th in London at Under the Bridge and last stop will be October 9th in New York at Webster Studio. All three shows are currently sold out! The new album "Don't Panic" out October 9th, 2012 on Hopeless Records is available for pre-order here.

All Time Low will grace the cover of the November issue of Alternative Press Magazine, on sale everywhere October 2nd. The band shot three collectible covers.

Tickets for the upcoming headlining tour "The Rock Show At The End of the World" are available for purchase at  Additionally, the band has revealed an album trailer with a sneak peak at a few of the songs off of Don't Panic that you can watch here:

"With this record, a big part of the process was finding what made our band special on each of our past records," says singer/guitarist Alex Gaskarth. "This time around, rather than taking influence from anything we were listening to at the time-or anything we want to touch on generationally-the goal was to make an album that we felt reflected the best aspects of our previous releases."

The"The Rock Show At The End of the World" tour features The Summer Set, Downtown Fiction and Hit The Lights. On three select shows, The Early November will be performing instead of The Summer Set**. Tour kickoff starts Friday, October 12th in New Jersey.

"Don't Panic" Tracklisting
1. The Reckless And The Brave
2. Backseat Serenade
3. If These Sheets Were States
4. Somewhere in Neverland
5. So Long Soldier
6. The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver
7. To Live and Let Go
8. Outlines
9. Thanks to You
10. For Baltimore
11. Paint You Wings
12. So Long, And Thanks For All The Booze

"The All Time Low Triptacular" Tour Dates
Sun Oct 7                        Tokyo, Japan                             Koenji High  (Sold Out)
Mon Oct 8                        London, England                        Under the Bridge (Sold Out)                      
Tues Oct 9                       New York, NY                           Webster Studio (Sold Out)

"The Rock Show At The End of the World" Tour Dates

Fri Oct 12 **                    Sayreville, NJ                          Starland Ballroom
Sat Oct 13 **                   Rochester, NY                         Water Street Music Hall          
Sun Oct 14 **                  Cincinnati, OH                           Bogart's          
Mon Oct 15                     Cleveland, OH                           House of Blues          
Tue Oct 16                      Chicago, IL                                House of Blues          
Wed Oct 17                     Detroit, MI                                 St. Andrews Hall                      
Sun Oct 21                      Milwaukee, WI                          The Rave          
Mon Oct 22                     Minneapolis, MN                        First Avenue          
Tue Oct 23                     Omaha, NE                                Slowdown          
Wed Oct 24                     Denver, CO                               Summit Music Hall                                    
Fri Oct 26                         Boise, ID                                  Knitting Factory          
Sat Oct 27                       Portland, OR                              Hawthorne Theatre          
Sun Oct 28                      Seattle, WA                                El Corazon          
Tue Oct 30                       San Francisco, CA                     The Fillmore          
Wed Oct 31                      West Hollywood, CA                  House of Blues          
Thu Nov 1                        San Diego, CA                          House of Blues          
Fri Nov 2                          Anaheim, CA                            House of Blues          
Sat Nov 3                         Las Vegas, NV                         House of Blues          
Sun Nov 4                         Tempe, AZ                              The Marquee                        
Tue Nov 6                         Houston, TX                             House of Blues          
Wed Nov 7                        Dallas, TX                                House of Blues
Fri Nov 9                          Jacksonville, FL                         Freebird Live
Sat Nov 10                       Ft. Lauderdale, FL                      Revolution
Sun Nov 11                       Lake Buena Vista, FL                 House of Blues
Tues Nov 13                     Atlanta, GA                                The Masquerade
Wed Nov 14                      Carrboro, NC                               Cat's Cradle
Thu Nov 15                        Norfolk, VA                               The Norva
Fri Nov 16                         Allentown, PA                            Crocodile Rock Café
Sat Nov 17                        Philadelphia, PA                        Theatre of the Living Arts
Sun Nov 18                        New York, NY                           Irving Plaza
Tues Nov 20                       Hartford, CT                              Webster Theater
Wed Nov 21                       Boston, MA                               Paradise Rock Club
Fri Nov 23                         Baltimore, MD                            Rams Head Live
** The Early November instead of The Summer Set          

"Don't Panic" In Store Dates

10/4/12     5:30PM     Philadelphia, PA                    F.Y.E. - Acoustic + Signing
110 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA
10/5/12     5:30PM     Baltimore, MD                      Sound Garden - Acoustic + Signing
1616 Thames St Baltimore, MD
10/10/12    6:00PM    New York, NY                       J&R Electronics - Acoustic + Signing
23 Park Row New York, NY
10/11/12    6:00PM    West Babylon, NY                 Looney Tunes - Signing ONLY
31 Brookvale Avenue West Babylon, NY
10/12/12    3:30PM    Fords, NJ                             Vintage Vinyl - Acoustic + Signing
51 Lafayette Rd Fords, NJ
10/13/12    3:00PM    Rochester, NY                      Record Archive - Signing ONLY
33 Rockwood Place Rochester, NY
10/16/12    4:00PM    Chicago, IL                           F.Y.E. - Signing ONLY
26 East Randolph Street Chicago, IL
10/21/12    3:00PM    Greenfield, WI                      Exclusive - Signing ONLY
5026 S. 74th St. Greenfield, WI
10/24/12    3:30PM    Denver, CO                         Independent - Signing ONLY
937 East Colfax Avenue Denver, CO
10/26/12    4:00PM    Boise, ID                            Record Exchange - Signing ONLY
1105 West Idaho Street Boise, ID
10/28/12    3:00PM    Seattle, WA                        Silver Platters - Signing ONLY
701 5th Avenue North Seattle, WA
11/3/12       3:00PM    Las Vegas, NV                 Zia Record Exchange - Signing ONLY
4225 South Eastern Avenue Las Vegas, NV
11/4/12        3:00PM     Tempe, AZ                     Zia Record Exchange - Signing ONLY
105 West University Drive Tempe, AZ
11/6/12       3:30PM      Houston, TX                  Cactus Records - Signing ONLY
2110 Portsmouth Street Houston, TX

ILLDISPOSED: Stateside Release Of Twelfth Album From Danish Deathsquad Closes In

Following its dominant European release this week, Denmark’s leading death metal merchants ILLDISPOSED will disburse their newest album Sense The Darkness into the North American population on October 16th via Massacre Records.

A band which slams into the Danish charts with each release, in 2012 ILLDISPOSED have reinvented themselves once again with their most brutal and straightforward album since 2008’s The Prestige. The band’s impressive twelfth studio full-length Sense The Darkness is all about uncompromising, groove-laden, contemporary death metal. Their raw, low-end sound thunders with ultra-slick production courtesy of engineer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn, Sick Of It All) at his Antfarm Studio, boasting nearly an hour of punishing new material.

Get a cruel sampling of the album with the track “Eyes Popping Out,” view the over artwork created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie of Mnemic and more AT THIS LOCATION.

Sense The Darkness Track Listing:
1. Sense The Darkness
2. Eyes Popping Out
3. Time To Dominate
4. Never Compromise
5. Stop Running
6. I Am Possessed
7. Too Blind To See
8. The Poison
9. Another Kingdom Dead
10. She‘s Undressed
11. We Do This Alone


Swedish sensations Icona Pop are proud to confirm the release date of their forthcoming ’Iconic EP’. This release will be available in North America, and features brand new, un-heard tracks, along with old favorites such as Ready For The WeekendI Love It and Nights Like This.

The 6 track EP will be available digitally on October 16th, just in time for Icona Pop’s arrival in New York City, paired with a string of exciting headlining shows and CMJ dates, soon to be announced.  The girls will also be jetting across America this fall for a series of west coast dates that include the Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles next month, Decibel Festival in Seattle, as well as the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas in November.

Having recently made the move to New York City and signing to Big Beat Records (Skrillex, Chromeo, Martin Solveig, Teddybears, Flux Pavilion), the duo are now embarking on a brand new adventure, breaking America. Already, Entertainment WeeklyWashington Post and Pitchfork have appointed their summer single ‘I Love It’ as one of the best of 2012 so far, while MTV picked the single as the official theme tune for the current season of J-Wow and Snooki, further affirming – as critics continue to praise their music – that America is already loving Icona Pop.

Between releasing the ‘Iconic and ‘Manners EPs and touring across the world, Icona Pop is busy recording their debut album, expected in early 2013.

09/28 – Showbox at the Market / Decibel Festival – Seattle, WA
10/06 – Culture Collide Festival / FILTER Magazine – Los Angeles, CA
10/07 – Culture Collide Festival / FILTER Magazine – Los Angeles, CA
10/18 – Santos Party House – New York, NY
10/19 – Brooklyn Bowl – New York , NY
11/02 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

THE BLAKES -- Announce Tour Dates and CMJ

"The Blakes return with yet another stellar record proving they're one of the best rock bands out there today."
– John Richards, KEXP

“Dandy Warhols-ish swampy guitars, twitchy Strokes rhythms, and power-pop vocal harmonies, offering an energetic and unmannered romp through modern rock radio.”
– Pitchfork

The Blakes are back on the road next month showcasing at CMJ followed by tour dates in Philly, Boston, DC and Chicago with more dates to be added soon.

The Seattle trio released Art of Losses this summer and in 34 minutes, the album zips through dreamy pop, electro-tinged rock, moody post-punk and lo-fi guitars mixed with big harmonies. Whitney Matheson of USA Today’s “Pop Candy Blog” said, “I've been listening to this album all week long and can't say enough good things about the band...  catchy pop to punk to rockabilly; no matter what genre they tackle, the result is always impressive.”

Accolades continued from KEXP, Consequence of Sound, RCRDLBL, PopMatters, Blurt and more. Emily Zemler at RCRD LBL called Art of Losses, “A terse collection of alt-pop numbers. The title track is a swaggering rocker that pairs grungy guitars with pensively mopey vocals, throwing back to ‘60s-style rock.”  Check out “Art of Losses” at RCRDLBL here.  Grab a taste of The Blakes live from their in-studio performance at KEXP here and stream Art of Losses in full here.

Oct 17 - New York, NY - Bowery Electric - Tijuana Gift Shop CMJ Showcase – 11pm
Oct 20 - Brooklyn, NY - The Rock Shop - Hudson Whiskey Presents TGS CMJ Day Party – 6pm
Oct 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb's Lounge
Oct 23 - Boston, MA - TT The Bear's
Oct 25 - Toronto, ONT - The Garrison
Oct 28 - Washington, DC - The Red Palace
Oct 31 - Chicago, IL - Schuba's

“The 12-track Art of Losses finds the band wandering into new territory as they fan out their sound past their post-punk origins... the more vast sound maximizes the trio’s potential like never before.”
– Amanda Koellner, Consequence of Sound

“This is another tremendous effort from the Seattle-based power trio. There’s a youthful exuberance that sidles up to an appreciation for the past and a sharp focus on staying themselves.”
 Steven Spoerl, PopMatters

“The best approach to the Blakes is simply to throw the disc, or switch, on. Which is far from a rough assignment.”
 Mary Leary, BLURT

“ Art of Losses opens the band's sound wide, expanding its garage-rock palette to include dreamy pop, driving synthesizer riffs and eerie vocal harmonies... the band absorbs its musical touchstones seamlessly, filtering them through its own unique sensibilities to create one of the more intriguing indie-rock albums in recent memory.”
– Sam Gnerre, LA Daily News

“From the jangling soul-rock of ‘Paralysis’ to the tambourine-dream, 60s-leaning melodies of ‘New Friends’, this is an album built on diversity and heart, reflection and acceptance.”
 Alyssa Coluccio, PureVolume

“Literate, dreamy indie pop songs, perfect for lazing away a day in the Seattle sun ... a series of cheery melodies, blankets of reverb, and waves of nostalgia.”
 Seattle Weekly

“The Blakes have managed to capture audiences with their new yet old sound. The Seattle natives, comprised of three talented gentlemen, contain many different styles in their music, ranging from electronic to honky tonk.”
 Jonny Cohn, The Aquarian

Art of Losses... moves from The Dandy Warhols’ to Modest Mouse and David Bowie-like vocals.  The album is inescapable, offering something for every rock genre all the way down to my favorite track (surely to be on our year end lists) titled ‘Sea Fishing (Slow It Down)’.”
 Music Under Fire

“A wide spectrum alt rock/garage pop thesis... stripped to the basics rock, with crunchy guitars and powerpop vocals, both of which honor their '60s influences without mimicking them -- from swampy, bluesy and booze-soaked to dreamy and melodic... one of the country's finer bands.”
 When You Motor Away

ORGY Releases New Single 'Grime of the Century' + U.S. Tour Plans

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Multi-platinum electronic rockers ORGY recently released their first single in seven years, ‘Grime of the Century’, to highly positive radio reception across the nation. Always at the forefront of melding technology with dark pop, the new single is what Hollywood, CA’s ORGY is known for— dirty but fresh and new but never waning on the tried and true signature sound that the band has boasted during their almost twenty year career. Fans can purchase the single and iTunes, and stream it now at

behind the scenes video taken during the recording of ‘Grime of the Century’ is available for viewing now on YouTube.  A music video for ‘Grime of the Century’ will be filmed this weekend in Los Angeles.

“We’re really excited about all of the positive reception we’ve been getting on ‘Grime of the Century’ and can’t wait to head out on the road to perform that track and other new music for the masses,” states ORGY lead vocalist Jay Gordon. “We’re filming a brand new music video for the single in Los Angeles this weekend, too. We want to give fans a visual taste of the track before we set out on the road to perform it live!”

ORGY has been spending time in the studio recording new material, including collaboration with Grammy Award-winning EDM artist SkrillexORGY will be touring the USA again on the second leg of the “BAD BLOOD TOUR 2012” this fall. The band is scheduled to head out on the road to promote ‘Grime of the Century’ and plans to tour through 2013. The band is looking to tour Europe in the summer of 2013.

ORGY is:
Jay Gordon - Lead Vocals
Carlton Bost - Guitars, Gadgets & Vocals
Ashburn Miller - Guitars & Gadgets
Nic Speck - Bass & Vocals
Jamie Miller - Drums & Guitar