Friday, July 9, 2010


Watch: Joemca - "Big Dreams" from Consequence of Sound on Vimeo.

Joemca Premieres "Big Dreams" Video. His album, 16 Devils will be out late summer on One Stone/The Orchard.  Joemca (JUM+KA) EP Out Now On One Stone Records.

Here’s a line you don’t hear very often: “The puppet world blows my mind.”

We’re not talking about the next generation of Jim Hensons here, either. We’re referring to Joemca’s ongoing relationship with Inkfish, an experimental puppetry troupe that explores the human condition like John Cusack’s string-pulling character in Being John Malkovich. And by exploring the human condition, we mean everything from a “fantasy of Einstein taking back the [atom] bomb” (The Brain) to a moody meditation on war-torn wives (Three Good Wives), with Joemca’s rich, tightly-woven soundscapes scampering across every last scene.

Kinda like how the L.A. native/New York transplant spent the last year coloring outside the lines of his long-awaited debut LP, 16 Devils. Despite having roots that reach as far back as 2006, the album feels like one seamless collection of love songs that are a little off, a little more real than one verse/chorus, verse/chorus exercise after another. Which makes sense when you think about it. After all, Joemca’s self-titled EP was co-produced by Yoko Ono’s longtime collaborator, Rob Stevens, earning a stack of press clippings for its “tastefully morbid tales of hummable melodrama” (Spin) and “words [that] are as heady as the music itself” (All Music Guide). Or as The Village Voice put it, “Hearing [Joemca] is like taking a walk through a scattered mind, yet it all somehow makes sense.”

“My puppet show stuff is a lot more abstract and atmospheric,” explains Joemca, “but my solo songs are more like Sam Cooke—deceptively simple.”

That’s immediately clear if you listen closely, as “Big Dreams” raises the curtain with crushed beats and groove-locked hooks. Elsewhere, “Tip Toe” is haunted by phantasmagoric harmonies; “Sleeping Pattern” is pelted by laser-like synths and clouded keys; and “Control Yourself” is cut with restless rhythms that are a few BPMs away from being a drum ’n’ bass single. So while Joemca insists he’s been influenced by Al Green as of late, his background in classical composition (Mozart, Chopin) and cutting-edge electronic music (Oval, Plaid) also seeps into 16 Devils’ shape-shifting songs. That, and Joemca’s days of studying film in college.

“I was more interested in being an auteur than anything else,” he says, “so I’d write and direct all my own movies. No one would understand any of it, but they made perfect sense to me.”

Joemca’s records are much more universal—the perfect balance between artiness and accessibility. And he’s not about to stop making them, either. Another set of songs is already in its early stages, although Joemca insists, “If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. I like when things aren’t spelled out for anyone, you know?”


Marina and the Diamonds made their KCRW debut yesterday on Morning Becomes Eclectic. I missed her show in LA but at least I can watch in on MBE. AMAZING!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Forever 21 and Virgin Mobile have teamed up to fly one lucky fan to Chicago to see Lilith Fair and meet La Roux!

Everyone who enters will also get a free exclusive remix of La Roux’s hit “Bulletproof”. The contest has been extended to the end of this week so fans have one last chance to enter!

Could you post the link below when you have a chance?

To enter and get the free download visit:

To download La Roux’s recent The Gold EP featuring 4 other “Bulletproof” remixes: 


Brandon Flowers is taking time off from The Killers for a solo project. Here he is with the video for his single, "Crossfire." It also features actress Charlize Theron kickin' some ass.


Rising pop/rock band Runner Runner will make its network television debut on Tuesday, July 20 when the band guests on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs at 12:05AM/11:05 PM CT.

Runner Runner - Ryan Ogren/vocals, Nick Bailey/guitar, Peter Munters/guitar and vocals, Jon Berry/bass, and James Ulrich/drums - will perform the breaking single "So Obvious," as well as the track "Paper Cuts," both from the band's self-titled debut album set for a September 28, 2010 release (EMI Music/Capitol Records/C.E. Music/MRV).

"So Obvious" is on the newest "NOW Music" CD, the CD series with a half-million distribution that features what's considered the hot upcoming singles and hot new artists to watch, putting "So Obvious" alongside new tracks from The Black Eyed Peas, Ludacris, Rihanna, Boys Like Girls, and Usher with Will.I.AM. Using the house from the iconic film "Boogie Nights," the band recently shot a music video for "So Obvious" with Travis Kopach (3OH3!, Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, AFI) directing.

Runner Runner will kick off a huge summer tour with Secondhand Serenade and White Tie Affair on July 17. With many more dates to be added, the itinerary is as follows:

17 Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT
18 Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
21 The Loft, Dallas, TX
23 Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
24 Scout Bar, San Antonio, TX
25 Brester Street Ice House, Corpus Christi, TX
27 Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
28 The Social, Orlando, FL
29 The State Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL
31 Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

1 The Mad Hatter, Lexington, KY
3 Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
4 Recher Theatre, Towson, MD
5 Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
6 Toad's Place, New Haven, CT
7 Royale, Boston, MA
8 Higher Ground, S. Burlington, VT
10 Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY
11 Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
12 Eagle Theatre, Pontiac, MI
13 The Loft, Lansing, MI
15 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
17 Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
18 Station 4, St. Paul, MN
21 Juanita's, Little Rock, AR
27 Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA

4 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


The Hundred In The Hands - Pigeons (Foals XIII Remix) by thehundredinthehands


Montreal’s Land of Talk will blaze a trail across North America this fall on their most extensive headlining tour to date. The shows will follow the release of their radiant sophomore album, Cloak and Cipher, which lands on shelves August 24th via Saddle Creek. The band will reach more fans than ever before during this two month tour, with dates slated across the country throughout September and October.

You may have last caught Land of Talk on the road opening for fellow Canadians Broken Social Scene on their late 2008 tour. Vocalist and songwriter Elizabeth Powell commanded the stage and joined BSS nightly, leaving fans and critic’s taking note, including The New York Times who raved “[Powell] proved herself a strong guitarist and a calmly arresting lead singer…She made a virtue of directness and brevity, letting small details speak for themselves.” Cloak and Cipher is poised to cement Powell’s status as one of Canada’s most exciting new music voices. Recorded in Montreal’s Breakglass Studios in the Fall of 2009 with producer Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown), the album is a who’s who of the Montreal music scene with special guests including Patrick Watson, Jeremy Gara of Arcade Fire, and members of Stars, Wintersleep, Besnard Lakes, and Esmerine.

Tickets for the tour dates are available now in a special bundle with a pre-order of Cloak and Cipher:

Click here for a preview of Cloak and Cipher track “Quarry Hymn” performed on La Blogotheque’s Take Away Show:

Land of Talk Fall 2010 Tour Dates:
9/16 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
9/19 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
9/21 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
9/22 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
9/23 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
9/25 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
9/26 Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court
9/29 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
9/30 Calgary, AB @ Dicken’s Pub
10/2 Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
10/3 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
10/4 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile*
10/5 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
10/7 San Francisco, CA @ Independent*
10/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Plex (Culture Collide Festival)*
10/9 Costa Mesa @ Detroit Bar *
10/10 San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
10/12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room*
10/15 Austin, TX @ The Parish
10/16 Dallas, TX @ The Nightmare
11/2 Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
11/3 Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s
11/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
11/6 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
11/7 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
*w/ Besnard Lakes

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


MGMT has a new video, "It's Working" off their latest album CONGRATULATIONS.  And if you missed the band on Jimmy Fallon, you can watch it now by clicking the link below!


driftwood - kelli scarr by musicbleep

 Kelli Scarr has just premiered her single, "Driftwood" on NPR. Take a listen! She's also going on Tour with The Shivers. Check to see if she's coming to a city near you!

US Tour Dates

July 6 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
July 10 – Fredericksburg, VA – Fredericksburg All Ages at Eyeclopes Studio*"
July 11 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*
July 13 – Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club*
July 14 – Baton Rouge, LA – Red Star Bar*
July 15 – New Orleans, LA – Allways Lounge*
July 16 – Houston, TX – The Mink*
July 17 – Austin, TX – Baby Blue*
July 18 – Dallas, TX – We Are 1976 (early show)*
July 20 – Santa Fe, NM - Karrie's House*
July 23 – San Diego, CA – The Park Gallery*
July 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café*
July 25 – Santa Barbara, CA – Muddy Waters Café*
July 27 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah*
July 28 – Sacramento, CA – Luigi's Fungarden*
July 30 – Lake Tahoe, CA – Wanderlust Festival
July 31 – Lake Tahoe, CA – Wanderlust Festival (acoustic set w Moby)

Monday, July 5, 2010


Local Natives performed a few numbers and gave an interview for The Interface on It's a great intimate performance...check it out!