Adult Swim shares new track from Deafheaven

posted Sep 15, 2014, 10:59 AM by Vu Nguyen

After taking the tempo down a bit with Captain Murphy's slinky "Cosplay," Adult Swim Singles is bringing things back up a notch with this week's contribution from Bay Area black metal stalwarts Deafheaven. "From The Kettle Onto the Coil" finds the band focusing in on the formula employed for their acclaimed sophomore LP Sunbather, further refining all of the elements that made tracks like "Dream House" so compelling. Check out "From The Kettle Onto The Coil" streaming via Pitchfork and available for download now at

Adult Swim Singles Program 2014
June 9th - Giorgio Moroder
June 16th - Machinedrum
June 23rd - Destruction Unit
July 4th - Fatima Al-Qadiri
July 7th - Tim Hecker
July 14th - Speedy Ortiz
July 21st - Sleep
July 28th - Future
August 4th - Diarrhea Planet
August 11th - Oozing Wound
August 18th - Captain Murphy
August 25th - Deafheaven
September 1st - RP Boo
September 8th - Mastodon Feat. Gibby Haynes
September 15th - Run The Jewels
September 22nd - KA


About Adult Swim:
Adult Swim (, launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.  Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable's #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.

Neneh Cherry announces new UK dates; new single 'Spit Three Times'

posted Sep 15, 2014, 10:18 AM by Vu Nguyen

After a hiatus of 18 years Neneh Cherry released her 4th solo album ‘Blank Project’ in Feb 2014 to a chorus of praise for her creative reinvention.
Through summer 2014 she brought her acclaimed new work to the world’s finest festivals (Field Day, Pitchfork Festival, Sonar, Oya, FOR, Meltdown at The Southbank, Festival No 6) and today announces a new UK tour for January 2015. At the same time she announces the next single taken from the album ‘Spit Three Times’ released digitally on October 26th ahead of a deluxe version of the album available on 3rd November.
‘Spit Three Times’ is a reminder of what thrilled, surprised and wow-ed listeners earlier in the year. Produced by Four Tet, Neneh’s vocal is backed by just two instruments, the skeletal drums and synth duo of RocketNumberNine AKA Ben and Tom Page. The result is a brooding backdrop to explore the distressing themes of loss, love and the ‘black dog’ of depression.
The sound nods to anarchic free jazz, post-punk, sound system culture and the trip hop Neneh was so instrumental in incubating. Her and husband Cameron McVey famously paid Massive Attack and Portishead a wage out the proceeds of worldwide hit ‘Buffalo Stance’ so they could survive while recording their debut albums.
Neneh’s return has been hailed as one of the most creative chapters in an already fascinating musician’s career.




Johnny Marr Announces North American Fall Tour

posted Sep 8, 2014, 11:30 AM by Vu Nguyen

Legendary guitarist, Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths) has announced a headlining fall tour in support of his upcoming new album, ‘Playland,’ due out October 7th on Warner Music Group. In an exclusive interview with Billboard, Marr revealed the nearly 30-date North American run that begins on November 9th in DC and ends with back-to-back shows in Los Angeles on December 19 & 20th. The trek also includes two shows in New York (one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn). Tickets go on sale beginning Wednesday, September 10th and more info on where and how to buy can be found on Marr’s official website. Please see below for a complete list of announced tour dates.


Not relying on his iconic status as a former member of one of the UK’s most beloved and influential bands of all time, Marr tells Billboard, “We want to be known for being a great live band.” To read the entire announcement and interview on Billboard, which also touches on the new album, click HERE.


Marr’s lead single, “Easy Money” from ‘Playland’ has also already shot to #1 on the Alternative Specialty Radio chart and is the most added song on the BDS AAA Radio Chart. Johnny recently premiered the video for “Easy Money” on Pitchfork and Rolling Stone describes the track as having, “…throbbing bass, funky guitar and a catchy melody to mask lyrics about the downfalls of greed.”


‘Playland’ is Marr’s second solo effort and the follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed (included the honor of being named as NME’s Godlike Genius) Top 10 debut album ‘The Messenger.’ Work on the album commenced in London in spring 2014 as soon as the year of touring in support of ‘The Messenger’ came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on ‘The Messenger’ with collaborator and co-producer Doviak, as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour.


Fender has also revealed details of Johnny’s new special edition signature green Jaguar guitar, which is on sale now. Further details, as well as a link to purchase the guitar, can be found HERE.


Johnny Marr’s North American tour dates:


11/9; Washington, DC; 9:30 Club

11/10; Philadelphia, PA; Union Transfer

11/12; New York, NY; Gramercy Theatre

11/14; Asbury Park, NJ; Stone Pony

11/15; Brooklyn, NY; Music Hall of Williamsburg

11/16; Boston, MA; Paradise

11/18; Clifton Park, NY; Upstate Concert Hall

11/19; Montreal, QC; Corona

11/20; Toronto, ON; Danforth

11/22; Columbus, OH; Newport Music Hall

11/23; Detroit, MI; St. Andrews

11/25; Chicago, IL; Vic Theatre

11/26; Kansas City, MO; Arvest Bank Theatre

11/28; Denver, CO; Gothic Theatre

11/29; Aspen, CO; Belly Up

12/1; Missoula, MT; Top Hat Lounge

12/3; Edmonton, AB; Starlite

12/4; Calgary, AB; Republik

12/6; Victoria, BC; Sugar Nightclub

12/7; Vancouver, BC; Commodore Ballroom

12/8; Seattle, WA; Neumos

12/10; Portland, OR; Wonder Ballroom

12/11; Eugene, OR; Wow Hall

12/12; Sacramento, CA; Ace of Spades

12/14; San Francisco, CA; Independent

12/16; Pomona, CA; Glass House

12/18; Solona Beach, CA; Belly Up Tavern

12/19; Los Angeles, CA El; Rey Theatre

12/20; Los Angeles, CA; El Rey Theatre


‘Playland’ is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon.

Screaming Females Announce National Fall Tour w/ PUJOL

posted Sep 8, 2014, 10:50 AM by Vu Nguyen

Earlier this year New Brunswick, NJ-based Screaming Females released the Steve Albini recorded double live album “Live At The Hideout.” This fall they will be going back out on the road with their explosive live show, supported by PUJOL (Saddle Creek). Fans are encouraged to save their allowance & keep an eye out for something extra special. Check out the raucous live “Boyfriend” video filmed during the “Live At the Hideout” performance, for a taste of what to expect on tour.
Tour Dates with PUJOL
10/03: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (U+N Fest)
10/04: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory*
10/05: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project*
10/06: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups*
10/07: Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium*
10/08: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club*
10/09: Spearfish, SD @ Back Porch*
10/10: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge*
10/11: Boise, ID @ The Crux*
10/13: Portland, OR @ Holocene*
10/14: Olympia, WA @ Obsidian*
10/15: Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge*
10/17: Oakland, CA @1234 Go!*
10/18: San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern*
10/19: Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos*
10/20: San Pedro, CA Harold's*
10/21: Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher*
10/23: Austin, TX @ Red 7*
10/24: Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown*
10/25: New Orleans, LA @ Community Records Block Party*
10/26: Cleveland, MS @ Green Room (Delta State University)*
10/27: Birmingham, AL @ Seasick Records*
10/28: Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox*
10/30: Ybor (Tampa), FL @ Pre-Fest 2
10/31: Gainesville, FL @ FEST 13
11/01: Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar*
11/02: Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade*
11/03: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*
11/04: Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
11/05: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
11/06: Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear’s Place*
11/07: Providence, RI @ Spark City*
11/08: Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes*

*=with PUJOL
Stay tuned for more news from Screaming Females coming soon!

Augustines Announce Fall Tour & Release "Weary Eyes" Video

posted Sep 4, 2014, 3:16 PM by Vu Nguyen

As John mentioned, Augustines' live shows is UNBELIEVABLY!

Following the release of its critically acclaimed debut album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, an LP named the 2011 iTunes Alternative Album of the Year, the members of Augustines - Billy McCarthy (lead vocals, guitar), Eric Sanderson (multi-instrumentalist, vocals) and Rob Allen (drums, backing vocals) - spent several weeks in the studio of producer Peter Katis (The National, Frightened Rabbit, Jónsi) to work on their stunning follow-up effort. With its open-armed energy and elegiac grace, Augustines, released via Votiv in early 2014, marks a colossal leap forward for the band. Songs like "Now You Are Free" and the plaintive "Walkabout" are both immediate and engaging, joining joyously unrestrained arrangements with McCarthy's affective storytelling. Augustines marks a milestone on the band's amazing journey, the work of a gifted band ascending to new heights while simultaneously grappling with their place in the universe. If Rise Ye Sunken Ships provided much needed catharsis for the band, Augustines now takes this very special trio of friends to an altogether new plane, transcendent and triumphant.

Augustines will be making the following appearances throughout September and October. Tour dates below.

17 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
18 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
20 - Bend, OR - Old St. Francis School
21 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
22 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
29 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

01 - Washington DC - U Street Music Hall
03 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
06 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
07 - Montreal, QC - La Vitrola
08 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
10 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
11 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club

Paul Oakenfold Takes Over Music Choice Dance/EDM Music Channel This September

posted Sep 4, 2014, 2:44 PM by Vu Nguyen

Music Choice
continues its DJ Residency program on the very popular Dance/EDM Music Channel with Paul Oakenfold taking over the entire month of September. Paul Oakenfold will kick off his residency Saturday, September 6th from 8pm ET until midnight. Music Choice’s Dance/EDM Music Channel attracts over 1.4 million listeners weekly and is available in over 50 million homes. #MCEDMPaulOakenfold

As part of the residency program, Paul Oakenfold will be taking over Music Choice’s Dance/EDM Music Channel every Saturday night, September 6th through September 27th, from 8pm ET until midnight.  Paul Oakenfold will provide a four-hour block of mixes each week featuring some of the hottest dance artists including David Guetta, Tiesto, Zedd and more. In addition to the music, customized facts and photos of Paul Oakenfold will appear on screen to accompany the music mix.  #MCEDMPaulOakenfold

Paul Oakenfold’s influence on dance music stretches back over 25 years, he is now one of the premier legends of electronic music. From genre-defining DJ sets at the world’s most respected clubs, to ground breaking studio work on hit records, remixes, and pioneering productions for Hollywood blockbuster films, Paul Oakenfold¹s diversity has earned him accolades from critics and fans alike. Garnering the prolific artist 3 GRAMMY nominations and selling millions of albums along the way, his meteoric rise as a standard-setting artist and producer has spanned several decades, and continues to gain momentum with every new endeavor. Oakenfold is currently in the midst of a world tour in support of his most recent album, Trance Mission, an ambitious project featuring brand-new cover versions of his favorite trance classics.

Music Choice kicked off its DJ Residency Program in March 2014 and has featured popular DJ’s including Vice, MAKO, Gareth Emery, Audien and more.  Additional DJ’s will be announced throughout the year.  To listen to the Takeover Block online visit:


About Music Choice:

Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network, delivers its music programming to millions of consumers nationwide through their televisions, online and mobile devices. Music Choice programs dozens of uninterrupted music channels; produces originals that feature today’s hottest established and emerging artists; offers thousands of music videos; and launched Music Choice Play, the music video, lifestyle and entertainment network for Millennials.  For additional information log on to | Twitter: @MusicChoice | Facebook:

Trampled by Turtles' NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert airs!

posted Sep 4, 2014, 11:08 AM by Vu Nguyen

Trampled by Turtles’ NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
recently premiered and can now be viewed/shared ( Of the performance NPR Music’s Bob Boilen praises “What immediately attracted me to Trampled by Turtles when I first saw the band was its speed, but the Minnesotans are about more than just blistering bluegrass. They also write beautiful, heartfelt folk-pop songs.”
Trampled by Turtles’ latest record Wild Animals was released this summer to critical acclaim— Relix praises “these beautiful songs are starry-sky clear and wide open” and AV Club adds “there’s a patience and simplicity here that you wouldn’t expect from guys who came up playing fast and hard on fiddles and banjos.” The album was produced by Alan Sparhawk, the lead singer-songwriter of Low and recorded in the legendary Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, MN (Nirvana, Andrew Bird, The Jayhawks).
To further celebrate the release of Wild Animals the band performed on “The Late Show With David Letterman.” ( Additionally, the video for “Are You Behind the Shining Star” premiered as a NPR Music “First Watch” ( and the video for the album’s title track is streaming at AV Club (
Trampled by Turtles is touring throughout the U.S. and Europe this fall. 

Furthermore, the band is excited to reveal their first annual Festival Palomino launching September 20 at Canterbury Park just outside of Minneapolis. The band is curating the entire festival—confirmed performers include The Head and the Heart, Low, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Field Report, Apache Relay and Erik Koskinen. See below for full routing details.
Formed in Duluth, MN in 2003, Trampled by Turtles is Simonett, Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry and Ryan Young. Within the contained music scene of Duluth, the members of the band did their own time in punk and rock bands brandishing their electricity proudly before switching to acoustic instruments. While they never set out to be a bluegrass band, Trampled by Turtles employs many of the same traditional techniques of the genre, but their differences in influences and attack make for their unique sound. After spending years refining their live show and building fans via word of mouth, they released their debut Palomino to little fanfare out of the gates. The story quickly built and eventually the record spent over a year straight on the Billboard Heatseakers Chart.
September 4                                                 Chicago, IL                                                  Riviera Theatre
September 5                                                Madison, WI                            Overture Center for the Arts
September 6                                               Cincinnati, OH                                 Ohio River Throwdown
September 7                                               Knoxville, TN                                                  Bijou Theatre
September 9                                            Charlottesville, VA                                         Jefferson Theater
September 10                                           Philadelphia, PA                                             Union Transfer
September 11                                               Boston, MA                                                House of Blues
September 12                                             New York, NY                                                      Terminal 5
September 13                                             Columbia, MD                                              Route 29 Revue
September 14                                             Burlington, VT                 Grand Point North Music Festival
September 16                                              Toronto, ON                                               Phoenix Theatre
September 17                                            Indianapolis, IN         Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
September 18                                            Des Moines, IA                            Simon Estes Amphitheater
September 20                                             Shakopee, MN                                           Festival Palomino
September 27                                           Kansas City, KS                                             Crossroads KC
September 28                                             Columbia, MO                     Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
October 16                                                    Ozark, AR                                      Harvest Music Festival
October 18                                                   Seattle, WA                                     Showbox at the Market
October 19                                                  Portland, OR                                             Crystal Ballroom
October 20                                                    Arcata, CA                                                 Humboldt State
October 23                                                  Oakland, CA                                                     Fox Theater
October 24                                               Los Angeles, CA                                        The Fonda Theatre
October 25                                                     Reno, NV                                                                 Cargo
October 26                                                 Las Vegas, NV                                Life is Beautiful Festival
November 10                                               Munich, DE                                                          Kranhalle
November 11                                                Berlin, DE                                                Bang Bang Club
November 12                                              Hamburg, DE                                                       Prinzenbar
November 13                                                 Köln, DE                                                                 Luxor
November 14                                             The Hague, NL                               Crossing Border Festival      
November 15                                                 Paris, FR                                                 La Maroquinerie
November 16                                                Bristol, UK                                                               Thekla
November 17                                            Manchester, UK                                                           Gorilla
November 18                                              Glasgow, UK                                                The Art School
November 19                                           Birmingham, UK                                                 The Institute
November 20                                               London, UK                                                                Scala
November 22                                            Amsterdam, NL                                             Paradiso Noord

Lizzo & Caroline Smith @ First Ave & New Single to Empower Women

posted Sep 2, 2014, 12:05 PM by Vu Nguyen

Caroline Smith and Lizzo, two female role models making their name in the Minneapolis music scene, are teaming up to put on a special musical collaboration at First Avenue on Saturday, Sept 27.
Says Caroline:
“Lizzo and I will join forces to share each other’s songs in celebration and recognition of all the ladies out there that were told they were ‘too this’ and ‘not enough that.’ This is for all of the mamas out there busting their asses and all of the girls and women out there that make us proud to hold a microphone.

Says Lizzo:
“Caroline Smith is one my closest friends in the whole city. Working with her and growing with her has been so enriching and amazing to witness. We’ve been talking about joining forces forever and now we finally get to come to the First Avenue main room and share our stories of freedom. We have two completely different struggles, but the overall theme of independence is the same. We’re liberating ourselves as women in this industry and as citizens in this industry and as human beings, and we’re so excited to be able to share that with everybody.

When we made “Let ‘Em Say” it was so gratifying, because the song was everything we had been trying to get off of our chest. We hope that when you come check us out at First Avenue, with all of our dearest friends and our combined bands on stage, you will feel it too.”

Caroline and Lizzo have come a long way on their individual personal journeys to becoming the confident women and musicians they are today. They aim to communicate to every girl and woman to be proud of who they are and confident that they can achieve their hopes and dreams.

The performers’ First Avenue show on Sept 27 will invest in this vision by donating a portion of the proceeds from their new single “Let ‘Em Say” to the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.

“When I first found out about The Women's Foundation of Minnesota, it was like a match made in heaven. A foundation that promotes gender equality with programs to encourage girls and young women to pursue leadership roles? Here in Minnesota? Is this real? I immediately reached out to them because it was way too perfect. We have been singing "work like a boss" and they are literally helping girls and women do that. I am so happy to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the single will go to their foundation, so we can keep women working like bosses and to let girls know that they can.” 

89.3 The Current, Radio K & The Women’s Foundation of MN Present:

Lizzo & Caroline Smith 

New Single “Let ‘Em Say

Proceeds to benefit the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Live at First Avenue

Saturday 9/27

Doors: 8pm
Show: 9pm

Vacationer Fall Headline Tour Announced, Dates With St. Lucia

posted Sep 2, 2014, 11:59 AM by Vu Nguyen

will be on the road in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Relief, this fall headlining a series of dates beginning September 29th in Charlottesville, VA. They will also play select dates with St. Lucia (tour dates listed below) and just announced, Vacationer will play the countdown to kickoff event at Power Plant Live! in Baltimore, MD with Fitz & The Tantrums on September 4th.


Relief was released, June 23rd on Downtown Records and has since been getting a lot of airplay across the country , especially on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation, as well as garnering stellar reviews.  The band recently performed on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic (listen HERE) calling the album “… a perfect soundtrack to summer…”  while KCRW’s music blog declared it, “…a breezy, feel good pop record that I highly recommend.”  The Boston Globe says the “…songs unfurl at a leisurely pace, sounding like interludes in old movies about exotic locales, but topped with samples, hip-hop beats, and dreamy guitar lines” while The Guardian (UK) stated “If Vampire Weekend started purveying 1950s-style exotica, it might sound a bit like the music made by Vacationer, …expansive, lushly orchestrated…”


See the band perform this fall in select cities across North America. Brick + Morter will open for the band during their headline run. 


Vacationer is a collaborative effort with vocalist/bassist Kenny Vasoli and his production partners Grant Wheeler and Matthew Young from the band Body Language. 


Tour Dates:

September 4 – Baltimore, MD @ Power Plant Live w/Fitz & the Tantrums

September 29  - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern  - Brick+Morter Support

September 30 - Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel  - Brick+Morter Support

October 1 – New Haven, CT @ BAR  - Brick+Morter Support

October 2 - Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom  - Brick+Morter Support

October 3 - New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall / Downtown Festival
October 19  - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo - Brick+Morter Support

October 20 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room - Brick+Morter Support

October 21 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive

October 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court - Brick+Morter Support

October 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Beach Goth at The Observatory Grounds (2:00pm)

October 25 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah - Brick+Morter Support

October 26 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy - Brick+Morter Support

October 27 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims - Brick+Morter Support

October 29 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios - Brick+Morter Support

October 30 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza - Brick+Morter Support

November 1 - Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl - Brick+Morter Support

November 4 - Edmonton, AB   @ The Starlite Room w/St. Lucia

November 5 - Calgary, AB @ The Republik w/St. Lucia

November 7 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret w/St. Lucia

November 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/St. Lucia

November 10 - Chicago, IL @ Metro w/St. Lucia

November 11 - Chicago, IL @ Metro w/St. Lucia

November 12 - Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom w/St. Lucia

November 14 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall w/St. Lucia

November 15 - Albany, NY @ The Hollow w/St. Lucia

November 16   Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse - Brick+Morter Support

November 17   Boston, MA @ The Sinclair - Brick+Morter Support

Faith No More Prepping New Album; Limited Edition 7-inch on Nov. 28

posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:38 AM by Vu Nguyen

Faith No More, who reunited in 2009 for a series of sold out performances and international festivals, is currently recording their first full-length album since 1997’s Album of the Year

A limited edition (5000 copies) 7-inch single of the song “Motherfucker” will precede the April 2015 release, available via Record Store Day’s Black Friday event (Nov. 28).  The single will be released digitally on Dec. 9.

"We’ve always shared a chemistry between ourselves that’s unique to this band, but these past few years of touring together have made us aware that we not only play better as a unit, but we like the new stuff we’re coming up with,” explained Faith No More founder and bass player, Bill Gould, who also spoke with Rolling Stone in more detail. “So we’ve decided: we’re going to get busy in 2015…make an album we’re proud of, kick things up a notch, get out there and perform it and maybe even dedicate a little more focus to our fans in the States this time."

The as-of-yet untitled album is being recorded in an Oakland, Calif. studio with Gould handling production.  The release will be the first from Faith No More’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which will be distributed by Ipecac Recordings.

Prior to the new album’s release, Faith No More will headline Australia’s Soundwave Festival in February 2015.  Worldwide tour dates will be announced soon.

Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar) and Mike Patton (vocals).

1-10 of 3156