Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lumineers - "This Must Be The Place" (Talking Heads cover)

Here's the Lumineers performing a great cover of the Talking Heads' classic, "This Must Be The Place".

SOTD: "Home" - The Falls

Australian duo The Falls are excited to release their debut EP Hollywood on September 17. The Falls have played previously with The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men and Passenger, plus this year's SXSW. The duo will return for a nation-wide tour this October, which includes a string of performances at CMJ Music Marathon. Tour dates to be announced shortly.

Monday, August 19, 2013

SOTD: "Jason" - The Albertans

Supporting their latest studio album, Dangerous Anything, Vancouver's The Albertans are back on the road, starting in Portland on September 4 and making their way to Quebec for POP Montreal.

Dangerous Anything, will be released September 10, on Ernest Jenning Record Co.


Sept 4 - Portland, OR - Holocene
Sept 5 - Seattle, WA - Rendezvous
Sept 6 - Vancouver, BC - Cobalt
Sept 7 - Whistler, BC - GLC
Sept 10 - Jasper, AB - Olive Bistro (Acoustic Performance)
Sept 11 - Jasper, AB - Pete's Night Club
Sept 13 - Calgary, AB - Broken City
Sept 15 - Edmonton, AB - The Artery
Sept 16 - Canora, SK - Lunn Hotel
Sept 17 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
Sept 18 - Minneapolis, MN - Big V's
Sept 19 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Sept 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Public House
Sept 21 - Madison, WI - Rigby Pub
Sept 22 - Chicago, IL - The Township
Sept 23 - Detroit, MI - The Jazz Club
Sept 24 - Toronto, ON - The Dakota
Sept 26 - Oshawa, ON - The Mustache Club
Sept 27 - POP Montreal - La Brique
Sept 28 - POP Montreal - (TBA)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Frightened Rabbit & Augustines Fall Tour

Some really cool news this week that Frightened Rabbit & Augustines (they dropped the "We Are" from their name) will be going on a Fall North American tour this year. Below is a short video announcing the tour along with tour dates and cities. This will be a great tour, highly recommend getting a ticket if this tour comes to your area.

24 SEP Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
25 SEP Calgary, Alberta, CAN
26 SEP Spokane, WA
27 SEP Boise, ID
28 SEP Sacramento, CA
30 SEP San Francisco, CA
01 OCT Los Angeles, CA
03 OCT Pomona, CA
04 OCT Tempe, AZ
05 OCT Santa Fe, NM
06 OCT Tulsa, OK
07 OCT Dallas, TX
09 OCT Athens, GA
10 OCT Jacksonville, FL
11 OCT Ft Lauderdale, FL
12 OCT Orlando, FL
14 OCT Charlottesville, VA
15 OCT Columbus, OH
17 OCT Toronto, CAN
18 OCT London, ONT
19 OCT Rochester, NY
21 OCT Boston, MA
22 OCT Boston, MA
24 OCT New York, NY
25 OCT New York, NY
26 OCT Asbury Park, NJ
27 OCT Philadelphia, PA
29 OCT Washington, DC
29 OCT Washington, DC

Monday, August 12, 2013

SOTD: "Penitentiary" - Houndmouth

Saw these guys at Lollapalooza last weekend, really enjoyed their set.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Outside Lands Ustream Webcast

The Outside Lands Festival has released their 2013 webcast lineup. From the press release...

The 6th annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in association with Ustream, the leading technology platform for live social video streaming, announce the lineup for the festival's 2013 live webcast, beginning Friday August 9th. Fans will be able to experience exclusive Outside Lands performances from artists including Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Pretty Lights, Kaskade, Vampire Weekend, The National, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jurassic 5, Band of Horses, Fishbone, Grizzly Bear, The Head and The Heart, Dawes and many more while they are happening via Ustream's interactive, socially integrated platform.

A complete lineup of all the webcasts is below. Outside Lands will take place this weekend, August 9 - 11, in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

This year's Outside Lands webcast will be available for viewing on Ustream.tv/OutsideLands

2013 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Webcast Lineup Via Ustream:
Atlas Genius
Band of Horses
Camper Van Beethoven
Gary Clark Jr.
The Easy Leaves
Grizzly Bear
The Growlers
Daryl Hall & John Oates
The Head and The Heart
The Heavy
Jurassic 5
Little Green Cars
The Lone Bellow
Midi Matilda
Milo Greene
The National
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Nine Inch Nails
Pretty Lights
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Emeli Sande
Smith Westerns
Soft White Sixties
Surfer Blood
The Tallest Man on Earth
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave.
Twenty One Pilots
Vampire Weekend
Foy Vance
Kurt Vile & the Violators
Jessie Ware
Wild Belle
Young the Giant
Youth Lagoon
and more.

Haim Debut Release - Days Are Gone

One of the best sets I saw over the weekend at Lollapalooza was the band HAIM, who I've written a bunch about previously on this site (although this was my first chance seeing them live). Now we've got some news on their anticipated debut album, see the press release below along with some upcoming tour dates....


First Single 'The Wire' Available Now On iTunes

(Columbia Records; New York, NY; August 5, 2013) - Breakout band HAIM will release their highly anticipated debut album, Days Are Gone, on September 30 via Columbia Records. , available today for pre-order on iTunes (iTunes.com/HAIM). Recorded mostly in HAIM's native Los Angeles, the album sees sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim working alongside acclaimed producers Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Vampire Weekend) and James Ford (Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys). Days Are Gone will feature crowd favorites "Falling," "Forever," and "Don't Save Me" as well as brand new tracks that have yet to air live, including title track "Days Are Gone," which was co-written with Kid Harpoon and Jessie Ware (see below for full track listing).

"The Wire," the first single from Days Are Gone, is available now on iTunes. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will instantly receive a download of the track "The Wire" (iTunes.com/HAIM). Already a live favorite, Fader observes, "the track's final studio incarnation wisely emphasizes what HAIM does so well live, with 'We Will Rock You'-styled drums, shades of guitar theatrics and a triumphant, everybody-together-now vocal medley." MTV Buzzworthy has proclaimed the infectious track a "monster of a song: huge, hooky and ready to wreck major cities and/or pop charts," and Pitchfork concludes that HAIM are "making some of the best power-pop out there right now." A music video for "The Wire" will be released shortly.

The Southern California trio has attracted a surge of industry attention since releasing their EPs Forever, Don't Save Me and Falling. The band has also been prominently featured in Rolling Stone's esteemed Best of Rock issue and Elle's Women In Music issue, as well as recognized as "Faces to Watch 2013" by The Los Angeles Times, "20 Bands To Watch Out For" by Complex and "15 New Stars We Love" by Entertainment Weekly. In the UK, HAIM have impressively become the first female American act to ever win the BBC's Sound of 2013, an annual poll of industry leaders to identify the most promising new music talent. This award has been a reliable indicator of success in recent years, with Ellie Goulding and Jessie J being named the winners in the past.

HAIM's electrifying live performances, including sold-out headlining shows at Los Angeles' Troubadour and New York's Music Hall of Williamsburg in addition to festival appearances at SXSW, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Governor's Ball, have made waves on both sides of the Atlantic. Fader has declared that HAIM's "practiced live show easily rivals any of their peers," and it is no wonder that HAIM have been asked to support the likes of Phoenix, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons and Vampire Weekend on tour. Later this month, HAIM will embark on a headlining North American tour with stops in New York, Boston and Los Angeles, among others (see below for full US tour dates).

Time Out New York predicted "it's safe to say that 2013 is going to be a good year for HAIM," but with the release of their debut album, HAIM are only just getting started.

The full track listing for Days are Gone is as follows:

1. Falling
2. Forever
3. The Wire
4. If I Could Change Your Mind
5. Honey & I
6. Don't Save Me
7. Days Are Gone
8. My Song 5
9. Go Slow
10. Let Me Go
11. Running If You Call My Name

US Tour Dates:

8/31 Philadelphia, PA Made in America
9/1 Boston, MA Paradise
9/3 New York, NY Webster Hall
9/7 Guthrie, OK Ottonwood Flast *
10/4 Austin, TX Antone's
10/5 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/6 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
10/8 Dallas, TX Trees
10/10 Lawrence, KS The Granada
10/12 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/14 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
10/15 San Diego, CA Casbah
10/16 Los Angeles, CA Fonda
10/18 Pomona, CA The Glass House
10/20 San Francisco, CA Treasure Island
10/22 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
10/23 Seattle, WA Neumos
10/27 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful
*Supporting Mumford and Sons

SOTD: "Santa Tereza" - Raccoon Fighter

Raccoon Fighter's album, ZIL, comes out October 1st, and the first track is now available to stream & download above.

If you're local to NYC, you can catch the Band LIVE on Tuesday 8/13 @ Pianos

ZIL Tracklist:
Santa Tereza
My Ticket
Street Urchins
Down and Out In a Diamond City
In My Pocket
Wolf At Your Window
Pyramid Scheme to Heaven