Saturday, March 14, 2009


Juliette Lewis has revealed the details of her highly anticipated forthcoming album.

'Terra Incognita' is due out this spring, and features a new band lineup called The New Romantiques, who are replacing her former band The Licks.

"Because this album is so sonically different than anything I've done before and captures many flavors of my emotional life and voice, it needed an entirely new name," Lewis said in a statement.

"'Terra Incognita' means unknown territory - and that's where I wanted to go musically. The guitars are more wild and atmospheric. The groove is dark and deep and allow for a lot of sonic contrasts.

"It took me five years to really cut my teeth both as a performer and as a songwriter and I wanted to break all the habits I'd gotten used to and let songs develop out of a groove or simple piano notes and melody," she explained.

The album was produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta. "In Omar I found a producer who understood all these facets and who could really unearth and interpret this musical identity," Lewis said.

Juliette Lewis And The New Romantiques are set to play a handful of dates at Austin's South by Southwest Festival later this month, and are expected to announce further tour details in the coming weeks.


Friday, March 13, 2009


My favorite band has announced they are going back on tour!! And to make it even better, they are hitting the road with No Doubt!!! WTF? This is going to be an insane show!! Read the following message posted to their Myspace page.

WE'RE ON TOUR!!! We are on our way to Hamburg Germany for the first date of our tour. We hope you can come out and see us as we'll be playing songs from our new album Crossing The Rubicon...but make sure you get tickets soon as many dates have sold out and a lot of others are very close to it. We've just put up on myspace a bunch more of our headline dates in the USA and Canada as well before and during the No Doubt tour. There will be more adding over the next few days as well.

By the way, NO DOUBT TICKETS ARE ON SALE TOMORROW. If you want to come to one of these shows, please get tickets quickly as they wont last for long. You can go to and look for No Doubt. The dates we are on are listed on our myspace as well.

We know you've been waiting patiently, and next week we've been told we will be able to put up No One Sleeps When I'm Awake from the new album on our myspace so you can all hear it!...We can't wait for you to all finally hear what we've been working on for the last year.

We're excited to be able to see you all again on the road. See you there!



Lisa Hannigan stopped by Colbert for a bit of an interview and a performance. Check out her amazing performance! If you haven't heard much of Lisa, nows your chance! Her music is fantastic!


I did, cuz I was in Australia... The boys of The Fray were on Ellen performing their latest smash "You Found Me." I love this song!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Meet the Oakland quartet Audrye Sessions. Their self-titled debut on Black Seal — available now — is packed with polished, propulsive rock songs and gentle, stripped-down tunes with the kind of ear-grabbing melodies that instantly hard-wire themselves into your brain. Recorded with Andrew Scheps (U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash) and Matt Radosevich (The Hives, Taking Back Sunday), the album is anchored by Ryan Karazija's remarkable voice, which is whisper vulnerable one minute, roiling with emotion the next and easily slips into a smooth falsetto.

Right before I left for Australia, I had the amazing opportunity to catch their show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. I didn't really know what to expect because I wasn't familiar with their music. Well, I got to the Troub to be greeted by a giant line that spread down along Santa Monica Blvd., nearly wrapping around the street. Thankfully, I was able to get right in due to the kindness of a gal named Lauren - BIG SHOUT OUT TO YOU!! As I entered the Troubadour the band began to play. The house was packed with adoring fans, cheering and screaming, and practically singing the entire set for the band. I had no idea this band was so huge, but I now understand why, because I instantly became a fan. They have this huge force that sucked me in. I had to go back and listen to the album again, because I felt that I didn't completely get it until I saw them live.

The show was fantastic, and now I can't seem to get their CD out of my car. It's one of those things I love when I check out an artist I don't know - it's like the chocolate surprise in one of those Drumsticks (ice cream). A treat waiting for you to get to the center and find. Go pick up your copy now - only $5.99 on iTunes!

Audrye Sessions - "Turn Me Off" from Black Seal on Vimeo.


Doves announce a Spring US tour to support the release of their new album called Kingdom of Rust (released April 7 on Astralwerks/Heavenly). Kingdom of Rust is an album that is arguably Doves' most sonically adventurous, intimate, cerebral, rhythmic and most eclectic record to date.

Doves have been recording their follow up for the past 18 months, having ensconced themselves to a farm house-come-studio in Cheshire. In doing so they teamed up with long time Doves collaborator Dan Austin to co produce all but two tracks on Kingdom Of Rust. For the remaining two tracks Doves enlisted producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead) to record 'Winter Hill' and '10.03'. Kingdom Of Rust was mixed by Michael Brauer, Dan Austin and the band.

Upon first listening, Kingdom Of Rust sounds unequivocally Doves, maybe it's because it's been conceived with their trademark intensity. That said, Kingdom Of Rust takes Doves into more uncharted and experimental territory than ever before.

Take the first track on the album 'Jetstream', a track Doves gave away last month via, fitted with a kraut motorik, it's a kraftwerk kissed electro pearl. In contrast, eponymous title track 'Kingdom Of Rust', is a broad stroke of Lancastrian spaghetti Western drama. Elsewhere, 'Compulsion' sees Doves achieving a homage to the kind of wonky-leftfield disco that experiments that might have been played out at The Loft or the Paradise Factory in their 80's hey day, While, 'The Outsider' sounds like what may have happened had time allowed Chuck Berry to Jam with Joy Division. Include the Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) arranged "10.03", and anthems in waiting 'Winter Hill' and 'Greatest Denier' to that list and you have the most expansive and rhythmic Doves record to date.

There will be a ticket pre-sale beginning Wednesday, March 11th. Go to for more info. The password is: Jetstream

5/14 San Diego, CA House of Blues
5/15 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
5/16 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
5/18 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
5/19 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
5/21 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
5/22 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
5/23 George, WA Sasquatch! Festival
5/26 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
5/28 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
5/29 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
5/30 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
6/01 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
6/02 Montreal, QC Le National
6/04 New York, NY Terminal 5
6/05 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
6/06 Washington, DC 9.30 Club
6/07 Boston, MA House of Blues OR


Ida Maria will be on tour with Glasvegas and at Coachella and SXSW in the coming months; has been featured as a “Breaking Out” artist on Spin, in Pitchfork top 100 tracks of 2008, and in Paste’s Top 50 of 2008; and the single “I like you so much better when you’re naked” (which peaked at 13 on the UK singles charts) is playing all over college and public radio.

Ida Maria’s Fortress Round My Heart coming digitally 3-24 from Upper 11 Records. Check out her video for "Oh My God"!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Rocco DeLuca EPK - Rocco DeLuca

Mercy is the latest album from Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, out now from Ironworks records. Check out five-time Grammy winner Daniel Lanois (US, Bob Dylan, Emmy Lou Harris) in the studio with the band.

Also, check out Rocco performing "Save Yourself" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


Hooray....I made it back from the land of Oz. Gosh, I don't even know where to begin and how to explain my time in Australia. I must say this was such a fantastic trip, and I'm truly amazed at how beautiful Sydney is. I had such a blast and met such amazing people over the week, people that I'll never forget and that will hopefully remain a part of my life. I wish I could pick up my computer and move, but I can't and now it's time to get back to reality.

The first couple of days were basically spent getting acclimated to the time change and my surroundings. A ton to see, hear, eat, see... I was on sensory overload! I spent most of the time in Australia reflecting on my life. I think when you leave the craziness of your life behind, it's definitely an eye opener and a perfect time to reflect. I am truly blessed and so grateful for the people in my life and the opportunities I have been given. It's so easy to get caught up in the superficial aspects of life and forget why we are really here. I know I have certainly taken things for granite and live life with blinders on. It's just nice to be able to get a clear vision of your life and have the opportunity everyday to make the necessary adjustments.

Australia was just fantastic! I met great people, did a lot of sightseeing, experienced a lot of unique things, and of course heard some great music! One thing I love about Sydney was the style. People of Sydney have amazing style!! Everyone looks so put together and styled in their own unique ways. I was obsessed! I wanna have style like they do in Australia.

I wasn't able to catch any shows; however, I was invited to see the Basement Jaxx one night, but just didnt have enough time to fit the show in. Australia has some great music! I'm really excited to hear more from the land down under. I will talk in detail in an upcoming post about one particular artist that I was mad crazy over. Stay tuned to find out!

I had a great time and I will definitely go back, but there is no place like home...

P.S. Shout out to Cory for the awesome work he did on musicbleep while I was gone! Wasn't he fantastic?


You must watch the latest creation from The Tings Tings! It's called "We Walk" and it's another outstanding video from this dynamic duo.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How could I... such a fool! So tonight scouring my TiVo, I saw that Ray LaMontagne was on SNL this past, uh, Saturday. I was surprised I did not catch this beforehand, and am truly disappointed I did not report this earlier. But thankfully for the modern technology we have today, I can share with you his performances of 'Best Thing'. At truly amazing performance, but what else could we expect from this one of a kind singer songwriter!

New Razorlight out today!

Today is the day that Razorlight comes out with their new album 'Slipway Fires'. This will be their third full length album since debut in 2004! This UK based band will also be continuing on their US tour before heading to SXSW then down under to Australia before hitting Europe! You can check them out at or their new widget that features song streams, videos and images:
They will also be on David Letterman TONIGHT, so tune in.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Welcome Home Soon....

Although this is not the last time you will be hearing from me, TONY IS COMING BACK TOMORROW!! I'm sure he will have lots of reports on his trip to OZ, and I know for a fact he has lots of great new music news from the land down under!! Happy Monday, you will be hearing from me later!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Great Northern

If you haven't heard them yet, they are definitely worth a listening to. Great Northern, a LA based band is on their way. Dropping April 28th, their sophomoric release 'Remind Me Where the Light Is', is a spectacular follow up to their debut album 'Trading Twilight for Daylight'. You can tell that they have matured as a band both musically, artistically, and passionately.

Their edgy angelic sound is very reminiscent of a softer, less distorted My Bloody Valentine. Although I missed them last time around, I am happy to say that they will be performing at the Silverlake Lounge on March 16th as they head their way down to SXSW in Austin. Oh how I wish I could be there...But make sure you give them a listen below, check them out next Monday, and get their new album. It would be hard to disappoint.