Friday, August 23, 2013

The Ohio State University Students Light The Way For The Band Perry

COLUMBUS, OH - August 23, 2013 - The Band Perry was well into their spirited set last night at The Ohio State University performing their smash "All Your Life" when the generators unexpectedly blew out leaving the band in darkness.  That is until the crowd pulled out their cell phones and created enough light for the show to go on. (See enclosed photo).  The superstar sibling trio followed up with their cover of "I Will Always Love You," and shortly thereafter light returned.

"We never know what's going to happen when we step on stage," said Kimberly Perry.  "One show I'm throwing bits of my shredded dress into the audience, and another we're playing under the cell phone spotlight," says Kimberly Perry.

"We already play a cover of Queen's 'Fat Bottom Girls' in our set and after last night we may need to prepare a cover of Meat Loaf's 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' except ours would be called 'Paradise by the Cellphone Light'" said Reid Perry.

"The OSU students definitely lit up the house in more ways than one!  They were great and they were with us all the way!" says Neil Perry.



LISTEN: "Invisible" via Soundcloud

The Dismemberment Plan, the groundbreaking and influential indie rock four-piece, have revealed "Invisible," the second song off of Uncanney Valley (out 10/15), the group's first album of new music in 12 years.  Says Stereogum, "It's about moving to a city where nobody knows your name, the fear and the ecstasy of the experience, and it's beautiful."

Fans both old and new can catch The Dismemberment Plan on tour this fall, playing festival dates including Riot Fest (Chicago and Denver), Laneway Festival (Detroit), and Fun Fun Fun Fest (Austin) as well as clubs in major cities including New York, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The full list of tour dates is below.

In 2003, if you told the members of The Dismemberment Plan that ten years later they would not only be releasing a new album, but their best record to date, there's no way they would have believed you. Since forming in Washington, D.C. in 1993, the band has released four highly acclaimed full-lengths, toured the world many times over, and become one of the most well respected-and indefinable-acts in indie rock. But the past decade has seen their members exploring other areas both inside and outside of music, and even embracing adulthood. However, along the way something funny happened: They reunited three years ago to play some shows to support the reissue of 1999's Emergency & I, and realized their most potent magic had yet to be bottled.

Uncanney Valley was recorded by longtime collaborator J. Robbins (Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring) at his Baltimore Studio, Magpie Cage, produced by Jason Caddell and The Dismemberment Plan, and mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Pixies, Radiohead), and the result is an album that maintains The Dismemberment Plan's unique sound while simultaneously allowing them to open up and expand on the foundation of their celebrated back catalog.

This spirit of collaboration paired with the members' diverse taste and life experiences are what make Uncanney Valley such an enthralling listen-and although the group remains unsure what the future holds for them, the most important thing right now is that they exist here in the moment. Ultimately, whether the members are controlling robots on a space station or performing live with an enthusiasm that transcends age, The Dismemberment Plan are a special band, and Uncanney Valley solidifies that as times change and tides shift, this will always hold true.

Tour Dates:

9/14 - Detroit, MI - Laneway Festival

9/15 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest

9/21-22 - Denver, CO - Riot Fest

10/18 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 - Tickets

10/19 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club - Tickets

10/20 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club - Tickets

11/2 - Boston, MA - Paradise - Tickets

11/3 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer - Tickets

11/9 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Tickets

11/8-10 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest

12/7 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune Theatre* - Tickets

12/8 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom* - Tickets

12/10 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore* - Tickets

12/12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre* - Tickets

 * denotes w/ Telekinesis

1. No One's Saying Nothing
2. Waiting
3. Invisible
4. White Collar White Trash
5. Living in Song
6. Lookin'
7.  Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer
8.  Mexico City Christmas
9.  Go and Get It
10.  Let's Just Go to the Dogs Tonight

Le1f track/mixtape/tour

Le1f has a new mixtape, Tree House, coming 9/10 -  here's the first track "Damn Son".  He's a busy dude; this completing the trifecta of mixtapes, the follow up to Dark York and Fly Zone in a little over a year. Check him out on his Tree House Party tour (dates below) and share if you like.


9/25 - Washington DC - U Hall

9/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Saddle

9/27 - Brooklyn - NY - Verboten

9/28 - Boston - MA - Brighton Music Hall

10/3 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry

10/4 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

10/5 - Vancouver, BC - Celebrities

10/6 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey

10/8 - Portland, OR - Holocene

10/10 - San Francisco, CA - Stereo Might

10/11 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos

10/16 - Austin, TX - Holy Mountain