Friday, September 25, 2009
Noisettes perform "Never Forget You" on the Ellen Show. This band is going to blow up in a big way - they are amazing! I missed the free show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood yesterday, but I'm sure they will be back in the states, this band has huge buzz right now.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Since the moment word got out that Hope Sandoval was returning with a new album, the anticipation has continued to build. Rolling Stone proclaimed, “There’s good news: Sandoval is back!” Spin Magazine fell for the debut album track ‘Blanchard,’ recognizing, “Hypnotizing vocals, along with a spine-tingling, otherworldly sound that comes on like a warm opium dream.” When the track ‘Trouble’ hit, the anticipation grew even stronger. Premiering on Entertainment Weekly, the song was highlighted in the Fall Music Preview of NPR’s All Things Considered, who reflected, “People are very excited about (the new album) and it's easy to tell why just by pressing play.”
Now Sandoval has taken to the road for the first time in eight years. The singer’s legendary performances will be anchored by album collaborator, co-writer and co-producer Colm Ó Cíosóig (My Blood Valentine) and Irish band Dirt Blue Gene on both backing band and opening band duties. Heading up and down the pacific coast, tour stops include The Fillmore in San Francisco on Sept 26 and a sold out Hollywood Forever Cemetery performance on release day Sept 29. Two headline dates in New York are scheduled for Oct 10 +12 at Williamsburg Music Hall and The Bowery Ballroom respectively. New concert stops in Texas and a second Los Angeles date have also been recently added.
Full tour dates as follows.
Mon, Sep 21 Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir
Tue, Sept 22 Vancouver, BC @ The Red Room
Wed, Sept 23 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Fri, Sept 25 Arcata, CA @ The Arcata Theatre Lounge
Sat, Sept 26 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Mon, Sept 28 Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho
Tue, Sept 29 Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Thurs, Oct 1 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theatre
Sat, Oct 3 Minneapolis, MN @ Music Box Theatre
Sun, Oct 4 Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theatre
Mon, Oct 5 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Wed, Oct 7 Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
Thurs, Oct 8 Montreal, PQ @ Le National
Sat, Oct 10 Williamsburg, NY @ The Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Mon, Oct 12 New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
Tues, Oct 13 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Wed, Oct 14 Washington, DC @ The Sixth and I
Fri, Oct 16 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Sun, Oct 18 Austin, TX @ Texas Union Theater
Mon, Oct 19 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
Thurs, Oct 22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan Theatre
This week only you can purchase the entire album for $3.99 on Amazon Mp3.
David Gray-Draw The Line (Amazon Daily Deal):http://bit.ly/DGdrawtheline
"Monsters of Folk is an honest-to-goodness debut album from a band that deserves consideration for merits entirely their own—not goodwill earned by the principles in their regular gigs." - Stereo Subversion
Official Site: http://www.blogger.com/www.monstersoffolk.com
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
An expansive collection of modern mythology and lush orchestration, Sea Wolf’s sophomore LP, White Water, White Bloom, was penned solely by Alex Church, produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk) and recorded with a full band (keyboardist Lisa Fendelander, bassist Ted Liscinski and drummer Joey Ficken). These new compositions were injected with a raw, dynamic energy that the band developed through extensive touring together and are once again display on their current US tour with Sara Lov www.myspace.com/saralov. Set against the changing of seasons, the record unfolds like an epic poem over 10 tracks. Pulsing with evocations of nature at its most elemental, Sea Wolf's songs are filled with vivid imagery and a cinematic sense of movement.
"(Alex) Church and Mogis lace their autumnal anthems with strings, organs, woodwinds, and clash cymbals, creating mini-symphonies that leave their mark but rarely overstay their welcome. The resulting tunes are lush, but few are truly dense, and White Water's biggest asset is its ability to wield such a large sound without replacing the woodsy, cozy feel of Church's solo performances." - All Music Guide
White Water, White Bloom Vol 3 Webisode: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMpE1PInKNc
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
After a few years from their self titled debut, "The Swell Season", featuring Glen Hansard and former girlfriend, Marketa Irglova (from the indie hit film "Once") are back with a new single 'In These Arms' which is now available to download from iTunes. Their sophomoric album "Strict Joy" will drop on October 27th. Along with these release, the duo will be starting yet another world tour with a stop here in Los Angeles at the Wiltern on November 18th. First, if you have not seen the film 'Once', see it! It is truly a genuine, romance that is discovered through music. I had the opportunity to see them perform several times, and they have this chemistry that is rarely found these days and they put on a spectacular performance. So if you get the chance, go and check them out! Tour dates and downloads can be found at www.theswellseason.com or at www.myspace.com/theswellseason Their emotional energy, and musical presence will grab you from the first listen and will make you want more.
Indie troubadour Devendra Banhart has released “Baby,” the first new material from his upcoming album What Will We Be, out October 27th on Warner Brothers Records, which is now streaming on his Myspace page. The new album was recorded in a sleepy Northern California town throughout the Spring of 2009 co-produced by Devendra and Paul Butler (from UK outfit Band Of Bees). The international media's acclaim and the size of his audience both at home and abroad earned by his debut Oh Me Oh My The Way The Day Goes By The Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs Of The Christmas Spirit was impressive to begin with and has increased dramatically with each subsequent release. What Will We Be is his label debut for Warner Brothers Records.
The single release has also been featured on both Pitchfork and Stereogum, with Stereogum calling the track “Slight and breezy.”
Official Artist Site: www.devendrabanhart.com
Stream “Baby” at Devendra Banhart’s Official Myspace: www.myspace.com/devendrabanhart
Monday, September 21, 2009
LA music collective, Sea Wolf have released Vol. 2 in their White Water, White Bloom webisode series. In this latest installment, Alex Church discusses the impact of falling in love and the process of crafting a new record in the snow-riddled city of Montreal.
White Water, White Bloom drops this Tuesday, September 22nd courtesy of Dangerbird.
Pre-order the record via Dangerbird today (http://www.dangerbirdrecords.com/whitewaterwhitebloom)
The wait is over. The Resistance, the fifth studio album from UK rockers Muse, has finally arrived in stores. Recorded in Italy, the album was mixed by famed audio engineer Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, who is known for his work with U2, Depeche Mode, No Doubt, and Oasis, among many others.
This Sunday, Muse rocked the 2009 Video Music Awards, performing three songs from the album- “Uprising,” “The Resistance,” and “United States of Eurasia.” This fall, the band will open select shows for U2, including two shows at Giants Stadium in New York. Please see below for tour dates.
Muse 2009 Tour Dates
24- New York, NY- Giants Stadium
25- New York, NY- Giants Stadium
29- Washington, DC- FedEx Field
01- Charlottesville, VA- Scott Stadium
03- Raleigh, NC- Carter-Finley Stadium
06- Atlanta, GA- Georgia Dome
09- Tampa, FL- Raymond James Stadium
12- Dallas, TX- New Cowboys Stadium
14- Houston, TX- Reliant Stadium @ Reliant Park
Official Band Site: www.muse.mu
Official Band Myspace: www.myspace.com/muse