Drenge Announce Self-titled U.S. Album Release + Live Dates

posted Jul 24, 2014, 11:20 PM by Vu Nguyen

English duo Drenge recently confirmed their self-titled debut US album release on July 22nd via Infectious Music. The band recently won NME’s award for “Best New Band” and will be touring across North America this July. Drenge will bring their blistering rock-n-roll to several cities including New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more. All tour dates below.


PRESS HERE to watch the music video for “Bloodsports,” which was included in BBC DJ Zane Lowe's "Hottest Records of 2013" and was touted in year-end lists from NME, The Fly and Les Inrocks.


Brothers Eoin (Guitar and vocals) and Rory Loveless (Drums) have become one of the UK’s most buzzed about new acts following a year of impressive festival appearances, including Bestival, Glastonbury, and Reading & Leeds, support slots at Hyde Park with the Rolling Stones and at iTunes Festival with Arctic Monkeys, and a coveted performance on veritable BBC show Later….with Jools Holland


Drenge (Danish for “boys”) hail from Castleton, near Sheffield in the North of England. The Loveless brothers have an uncanny ability to tap into the insouciance, confusion and chaos of today’s generation while at the same time translating it into a vicious serotonin rush.  Even though the brothers are barely in their 20s, they have accumulated enough confidence, vim and vigour in their music to sweep any discerning listener off their feet.


Drenge Tracklist

1. People In Love Make Me Feel Yuck

2. Dogmeat

3. I Want To Break You In Half

4. Bloodsports

5. Backwaters

6. Gun Crazy

7. Face Like a Skull

8. I Don't Want To Make Love To You

9. Nothing

10. Bye Bye Bao Bao

11. Let's Pretend

12. Fuckabout


Tour Dates

7/25    New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

7/26    Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

7/28    Boston, MA @ Great Scott

7/29    Toronto, ON @ The Garrison

7/30    Detroit, MI @ Pike Room

8/1       Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street

8/4      Seattle, WA @ Sunset

8/5      Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

8/7      San Francisco @ Bottom of the Hill

8/8      Los Angeles @ Bootleg Bar

8/9      San Diego @ Soda Bar

Melted Toys - "S/T" tape LP + mp3s / Limited to 50 copies (EU)

posted Jul 24, 2014, 10:31 PM by Vu Nguyen

After three years of radio silence from San Francisco psychedelic popsters, Melted Toys announce their return with the release of their self-titled debut album this summer!

The vinyl version (and the digital) is available on Underwater Peoples and the tape version for Europe via Atelier Ciseaux. After the split 7' shared with Dominant Legs on Atelier Ciseaux in 2011, we're really glad to work with them again for their first long play.

The band consists of longtime pals Stephen Harkins, Daniel Rosado, Brian Wakefield, and Ole Haarstad, and their casual bond laces the new LP with an unpretentious languidness that’s both downcast and serene, while still retaining an uptempo pop feel. The eponymous work is reminiscent of mid-career FELT, where Maurice Deebank’s somber leads colored each and every detail, rather than having just issued showy statements at predictable intervals. Highlights along the Melted Toys LP spark from timely synthesizer voicings as well, mixed in fantastic contrast against the shadowy mid-tones of Wakefield’s bass and Haarstad’s metronomic drums.
The three-year wait for this debut (since the wonderful Washed & Dried EP) has irked friends and followers close to the band, but it was the unfortunate result of a laptop left aboard a BART train to who-knows-where. And so it goes – Melted Toys seems to have used the guffaw to their advantage, having relocated to Los Angeles while singer-guitarist Steven Harkins traveled in Asia and wrote an additional half of the material.
In Tapei specifically, the sounds and visions of surrounding villages inspired Harkins and his partner Isabelle to take in as much as possible, everyday setting out, walkman in hand, to discover and explore the region. Harkins contends that his time away was imbued with a sense of musical voyage, with the goal of writing new stuff for Melted Toys (much of which was composed using an old acoustic guitar that Isabelle’s father had used while playing in Taiwanese bands in the ’70s).
Harkins’ journeys framed a more patient and laid back approach to tracking, which in tod8ay’s frenetic, all-or-nothing music market is certainly unusual, but of course has worked to Melted Toys’ advantage. The songwriting process evident throughout the album is just as much about that space in between song creation, i.e. the life lived outside of music making – the waiting, the strangeness of dreams, and the redundancy of daily life underpinning the desire to escape. This is the color outside the lines of the album’s twelve tracks, and the source of the album’s emotive intensity.
Mixed by Rusty Santos (who was at the controls for Animal Collective Sung Tongs, and several excellent recent Warp Records releases). (words from Underwater Peoples)

Tour Dates: 


07/14 San Francisco, CA - Slims !

07/15 Los Angeles, CA - La Cita &

07/16 Phoenix, AZ - Parliament %

07/17 Austin, TX - Cheer Up Charlies *

07/18 New Orleans, LA - The Pool *

07/19 Atlanta, GA - 529 *

07/20 Nashville, TN - Betty's

07/21 Lexington, KY - Sidecar*

07/22 Washington, DC - The Commune * 

07/23 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie  *

07/25 New York, NY - Cake Shop * ()

07/26 Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog *

07/28 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle * #

07/29 Minneapolis, MN - Organ Haus 

07/30 Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge

07/31 Denver, CO - Hi Dive +

08/02 Boise, ID - The Crux

08/03 Portland, OR - East End ! ~


* Street Gnar

$ Free Time

# The Lemons

! Bilinda Butchers

& Devon Williams

% Petty Things

() Tonstartsbandhit

+ Fresh & Onlys

 ! Love Cop

 ~ Honey Bucket

Pigeon John Premieres "All The Roads" Video On PureVolume || Announces Summer Tour Dates || 'Encino Man' Out Now

posted Jul 24, 2014, 10:13 PM by Vu Nguyen

Pigeon John talks like a guy freshly arrived on the scene instead of an artist with a five-album catalog, a string of hits and a passionate following that spans two continents. “I’m still trying to find my voice,” says the man born John Kenneth Dunkin. “That’s always been the mission — getting deeper, shedding off the layers — and that’s never really stopped.”

With his sixth album, “Encino Man,” due in early 2014, the singer-songwriter-rapper is in many ways still the same kid who more than a decade ago sprang from the Project Blowed open-mic scene at the Good Life Café in South Central Los Angeles: inventing, reinventing, exploring, taking risks, surviving the peaks and valleys and turning it all into something musically memorable.

Known to longtime fans as the underground hero with the easy smile and clever flow, Pigeon John raised his international profile when his single “The Bomb” became the theme of a Volkswagen commercial. True to the song’s chorus, it blew up in Europe, becoming a Top 25 hit and selling some 80,000 singles. And stateside audiences have found his music in spots for Taco Bell and Propel water, the film “Fun Size” and TV programs such as “Chuck,” “Ellen” and the Cartoon Network’s “Level Up.” Pigeon John also guested on French turntablists C2C’s double-platinum 2012 album, “Tetra,” and spent much of the past year and a half touring with them, playing to headlining crowds of 6,000 and festival crowds of 25,000-plus.

“The Bomb’s” infectious bounce was typical of Pigeon John’s 2010 album, “Dragon Slayer” (Quannum Records), which combined pop and hip-hop in a way that made the songwriter’s often-hilarious lyrics unforgettable. From couplet to couplet, John can vary between self-deprecating, self-revealing and self-serving, but he’s never boring. “Going in a pop direction was inevitable, I think, because of the way I was brought up, listening to ’80s pop radio,” Pigeon John says. “That, teamed up with the hip-hop my brother was listening to, influenced where I’ve gone today — everything from Phil Collins, Depeche Mode, De La Soul, Madonna and the Beasties to the BDP cassette I listened to on the way to school.” For “Encino Man,” he again partnered with Quannum’s Hervé Salters (General Elektriks), who fleshed out Pigeon John’s initial song ideas. “For years, I toyed with beats and samples and loops, and I always wanted to take those little songs to a producer and play them,” John says. “It’s been super fun doing it that way — when Hervé plays something I wrote back to me, it’s fantastic. You can hear the humor and fun he adds to everything.”

Writing the songs for “Encino Man,” though, wasn’t always so fun. The album follows Pigeon John’s divorce three years ago and his move back to L.A. proper from the San Fernando Valley.

“It’s based on the years I was married and living in the Valley, having the house and the wife and the cats and a glorious time,” he says. “But I never felt settled. It was me, acting out. And I always felt so disconnected compared to life on tour.“Some of the songs were almost a diary of things that were about to happen to me. It was almost like I was painting my own future.”

Other songs materialized while John was on tour, taking shape with lines of melody followed by stream-of-consciousness freestyling followed by either an ah-ha moment or utter despair. “When I’m having fun writing, I’m either laughing or I’m at the point of tears,” he says, invoking a comparison from his past life as a skateboarder to make a point: “Sometimes I need to meet the cement to get the lesson.”

The songs on “Encino Man” — such as the rock ’n’ roll/hip-hop anthem “Oh Yeah” and the catchy morality tale “All the Roads” — sound as if Pigeon John was riding nothing but big air. “The biggest challenge was just letting the album become its own entity” and not trying to force anything, he says. “Which is risky itself, but then again I’ve always felt like I’m living in my own little adventure. I think I’m in a ‘Star Wars’ episode and people are after me.”

Those adventures are a far cry from his beginnings in the Good Life scene, his alliance with B-Twice in the rap collective L.A. Symphony and eventually a solo career that encompasses the albums “Is Clueless” (2001), “Is Dating Your Sister” (2003), “Sings the Blues” (2005) and “And the Summertime Pool Party” (2006).

As surprised as he is about his success in Europe — “No language barrier, it was more about the flow and the timbre,” John says — he remains connected to his roots. He recently stopped by the Good Life to witness some of the intensely competitive but friendly new work that was going on.“Hip-hop is still beautiful and young and sharp and funny and disrespectful — you know, everything that rock ’n’ roll is supposed to be,” he says. “I saw one kid there who could’ve been me when I first showed up, a better, younger version. He was doing what we all do and keep on doing, trying to find his voice.”

Tour Dates
July 26: St. Louis, MO @ Gramophone
July 27: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
July 28: Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
July 29: Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
July 30: Asheville, NC @ One Stop
July 31: Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade
Aug 1: Murfreesboro, NC @ Zakk’s Coffeehouse
Aug 2: Birmingham, AL @ Secret Stages Festival
Aug 3: Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

Finish Ticket on tour this Summer with Miniature Tigers.

posted Jul 24, 2014, 6:56 AM by Vu Nguyen

Finish Ticket on tour this Summer with Miniature Tigers.

Remaining Tour dates:

July 24 – Jackpot Music Hall – Lawrence, KS
July 25 – Slowdown Jr. – Omaha, NE
July 27 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
July 29 – The Vera Project – Seattle, WA
July 30 – Holocene – Portland, OR
August 1 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
August 3 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
August 5 – The Korova – San Antonio, TX
August 9 – Golden Gate Park Outside Lands Festival – San Francisco, CA
August 20 – Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY

Debut EP from New Jersey alt band Young Rising Sons out now

posted Jul 24, 2014, 6:50 AM by Vu Nguyen

New Jersey alt band Young Rising Sons release their debut 4-song EP today on "Dirty Canvas/Interscope Records". The EP contains the current single “High” which went viral on social media in a digital storm of shares last month when they released the summertime, feel-good
video. The EP also contains the contagious song “King Of The World” which premiered last week on Pigeons and Planes. The other 2 songs on the EP Turnin' and Red & Gold are both equally infectious and another sign of what’s to come for this talented 4 piece.

Young Rising Sons are coming up swift and steady with the release of their EP as well as heading out on a tour with Little Daylight this August. "High" even caught the attention of BBC Radio 1's tastemaker DJ Zane Lowe and the track was named as Zane's "Next Hype" track receiving continued plays on his show.

Showing no signs of slowing down, the group have stepped into the big leagues with style and talent.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
August 7 // The Basement, Columbus, OH // with Little Daylight
August 8 // Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN // with Little Daylight
August 9 // Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA // with Little Daylight
August 11 // House of Blues - Bronze Peacock, Houston, TX // with Little Daylight
August 12 // Stubbs JR, Austin, TX // with Little Daylight
August 13 // House of Blues - Cambridge Room, Dallas, TX // with Little Daylight
August 15 // Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO // with Little Daylight
August 18 // Club Congress Phoenix, AZ // with Little Daylight
August 19 // Voodoo Room, San Diego, CA // with Little Daylight
August 20 // Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA // with Little Daylight
September 15 // Marathon Music Work, Nashville, TN // with Kongos
September 20 // Metro, Chicago, IL // with Kongos
September 21 // The Wisconsin Union Theatre, Madison, WI // with Kongos
September 22 // Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE // with Kongos
October 2 // Event Center at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA // with Weezer and Kongos

Quintron And Miss Pussycat Announce US Tour || New Album Forthcoming In Fall

posted Jul 22, 2014, 6:40 AM by Vu Nguyen

Quintron and Miss Pussycat have been making genre-defying noise and hard rocking dance music in New Orleans for over fifteen years. The majority of their 14 full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of traditional New Orleans party music filtered through a tough distorted Hammond B-3 and a cache of self-made electronic instruments. Quintron has also released strange soundscapes based on inner-city field recordings of frogs and neighborhood ambiance as well as holing himself up in THE NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART for three months to create the double LP, "Sucre Du Sauvage" (Goner, 2011).

In addition to his own recordings, Quintron has played organ on a number of other records, most notably THE OBLIVIANS "9 Songs" and STEVE RILEY AND THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS "Grand Isle" which was nominated for a Grammy in 2012 and featured the Quintron penned song "Chatterbox".  In the spring of 2014 Quintron and Miss Pussycat were invited to be resident artists at the ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION in Captiva Florida. Quintron took that time to complete his weather controlled analog drone synthesizer called WEATHER WARLOCK and Miss Pussycat invented an inflatable puppet theater that fits into her purse.

In late 1999, Quintron patented an instrument called THE DRUM BUDDY, a light activated analog synthesizer that creates murky, low-fidelity, rhythmic patterns. A few high profile DRUM BUDDY clients include guitar virtuoso Nels Cline, Laurie Anderson, Fred Armisen (of SNL / Portlandia but also a life-long musician), and DJ Mr. Dibbs of the Minneapolis Hip Hop group Atmosphere.

MISS PUSSYCAT plays maracas and sings, as well as entertaining all age groups with her highly amusing technicolor puppet shows. Hers are complex puppet shows beautifully crafted for intimate venues of late night drinking and dancing: tactile, idiosyncratic characters, pithy dialogue, electronically pixilated soundtracks, and trippy black light effects create a visual and engaging overture/finale to Quintron and Miss Pussycat's music sets. Quintron aids in puppet manipulation and voicing. Miss Pussycat, in turn, sings both lead and back-up vocals and plays maracas during Quintron's performances.

The Quintron / Miss Pussycat experience is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, "Swamp-Tech" dance beats, small explosions, incredible clothes, and entertaining puppet stories. You can see them perform regularly at the SPELLCASTER LODGE New Orleans, Louisiana or on one of their many tours around the world. This act somehow has equal relevance in sleazy nightclubs, pizza restaurants, and university lecture halls."

Tour Dates:

Sep 4 - Knoxville, TN- Pilot Light
Sep 6 - Lafayette, GA- Cherokee Farm
Nov 2 - New Orleans, LA- Voodoo Festival at City Park
Nov 7 - Memphis, TN- Hi Tone !
Nov 8 - St. Louis, MI – Firebird *
Nov 9 - Lawrence, KS- Replay Lounge *
Nov 10 - Iowa City, IA- The Mill *
Nov 11 - St. Paul, MN- Turf Club *
Nov 12 - Milwaukee, WI- Cactus Club *
Nov 14 - Chicago, IL- Hideout *
Nov 15 - Ann Arbor, MI- Blind Pig
Nov 16 - Cleveland, OH- Beachland Tavern
Nov 18 - Buffalo, NY- Buffalo Iron Works
Nov 19 - Toronto, ON- Horseshoe Tavern
Nov 20 - Ottawa, ON- House of Targ
Nov 21 - Montreal, qc – Il Motore
Nov 22 - Winooski, VT – Monkey House
Nov 23 - Portland, ME-The Space Gallery
Nov 25 - Allston, MA- Great Scott
Nov 29 - Brooklyn, NY- Baby's All Right
Dec 1 - Asheville, NC- Double Crown
Dec 2 - Durham, NC- The Pinhook
Dec 3- Savannah, GA- Dollhouse Studios & Productions
Dec 4 - Tallahassee, FL- Club Downunder (FSU)
Dec 8 - Orlando, FL- Will's Pub #
Dec 9 - Jacksonville, FL- Underbelly #

* w/ Babes
! w/ Manatees
# w/ White Mystery

Erasure Reveals New Single, Worldwide Tour Details

posted Jul 21, 2014, 8:25 AM by Vu Nguyen

(Vince Clarke and Andy Bell) has unveiled the first track from their eagerly awaited new album, The Violet Flame. ‘Elevation’ is out on July 22nd, preceding the album release on  September 23rd, 2014.
Listen to the brand new track - a hedonistic, euphoric rush of ode-to-love just waiting to fill dance floors far and wide this summer.
From the moment that The Violet Flame opens, the listener is drawn into Erasure’s empowering sense of optimism. Once again - as they approach 30 years of songwriting, having sold 25 million albums and achieved more than 40 hit singles - with their 16th studio album, the globally-adored duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have created another stunning success of emotionally-charged electro-pop with euphoric, synth-fuelled melodies that strike instantly to the heart.
The Violet Flame, recorded in New York and London and produced by Richard X, sees Erasure express an infectious zest for the future. The album’s creation – so soon after the release of 2013’s Snow Globe - followed a different path to previous Erasure releases. As ever, the songwriting was entirely collaborative but this time, the warmth of Miami gave a perfect backdrop for the album writing and the starting point, unusually, was Vince’s pre-recorded dance grooves. This proved to be a more instant method of songwriting which saw the songs flow at great speed.
“I found them very inspiring and the tunes just came out”, reflects Andy. “This time it was much more off the top of the head. All that we said was that we’d like to make an uptempo dance record. And that’s how it came out.”
The Violet Flame is available now to pre-order. As well as the standard version, The Violet Flame will be available as limited 2CD edition, which features Erasure’s legendary live performance at Mute’s Short Circuit festival in 2011. In addition, there will be exclusive versions which include the 3CD deluxe box set as well as a VIP ticket bundle which will feature the album, premium ticket and opportunities to meet the band and much, much more.

The Violet Flame Tour begins in Miami on September 12th, with special shows through the US including Las Vegas in Halloween and New York City on New Year’s Eve (full details below). Tickets are on sale now, full details from:

Dead Of Night
Be The One
Under The Wave
Smoke and Mirrors
Stayed A Little Late Tonight
1 August – CarFest Chesire -
22 August – CarFest Hampshire -
12 Sep - Miami, FL, Fillmore Miami Beach, USA – w/ NINA
13 Sep - Orlando, FL, House of Blues, USA - w/ NINA
14 Sep - St. Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theatre, USA - w/ NINA
17 Sep - Atlanta, GA, Symphony Hall, USA - w/ NINA
19 Sep - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club, USA - w/ NINA
20 Sep – Washington, DC, 9:30 Club - w/ NINA
21 Sep - Reading, PA, Santander Performing Arts Center, USA – w/ All Hail The Silence
26 Sep - Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata - The Music Box, USA w/ All Hail The Silence
27 Sep - Boston, MA, House of Blues, USA - w/ All Hail The Silence
28 Sep - Homestead, PA, Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, USA w/ All Hail The Silence
30 Sep - Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall, CANADA - w/ All Hail The Silence
1 Oct - Royal Oak, MI (Detroit), Royal Oak Music Theatre, USA - w/ All Hail The Silence
3 Oct - Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre, USA - w/ All Hail The Silence
4 Oct - Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre, USA - w/ All Hail The Silence
5 Oct - Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre, USA - w/ All Hail The Silence
8 Oct - Nashville, TN, War Memorial Auditorium, USA - w/ All Hail The Silence
10 Oct - Houston, TX, Bayou Music Center, USA – w/ Dangerous Muse
11 Oct - Houston, TX, Bayou Music Center, USA - w/ Dangerous Muse
12 Oct - San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for the Perf. Arts, USA - w/ Dangerous Muse
14 Oct - Dallas, TX. House of Blues, USA - w/ Dangerous Muse
15 Oct - Dallas, TX, House of Blues, USA - w/ Dangerous Muse
17 Oct - New Orleans, LA, House of Blues, USA – w/ Superhumanoids
18 Oct - Austin, TX, ACL Live, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
19 Oct - Austin, TX, ACL Live, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
21 Oct - Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
22 Oct - San Diego, CA, Humphrey's, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
24 Oct - Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
25 Oct - Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
26 Oct - Ventura, CA, Ventura Theatre, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
28 Oct - Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
29 Oct - Salt Lake City, UT         Capitol Theatre, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
31 Oct - Las Vegas, NV, Palms Casino Resort, USA - w/ Brian Evans
1 Nov - Oakland, CA, The Fox, USA - w/ Superhumanoids
8 Nov – Belfast, Ulster Hall, UK – w/ Chad Valley
9 Nov – Dublin, Olympia, IRELAND - w/ Chad Valley
12 Nov – Reading, Hexagon, UK - w/ Chad Valley
13 Nov – Southampton, Guildhall, UK - w/ Chad Valley
14 Nov – Reading, Hexagon, UK - w/ Chad Valley
15 Nov – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall, UK - w/ Chad Valley
16 Nov – Guildford, G Live, UK - w/ Chad Valley
17 Nov – Bristol, Colston Hall, UK – w/ Nights
19 Nov – Aberdeen, Music Hall, UK - w/ Nights
20 Nov – Edinburgh, Corn Exchange, UK - w/ Nights
21 Nov – Glasgow, O2 Academy, UK - w/ Nights
23 Nov – Brighton, Dome, UK - w/ Nights
24 Nov – Cardiff, St. David's Hall, UK - w/ Nights
25 Nov – Preston, Guildhall, UK - w/ Nights
28 Nov- Newcastle, O2 Academy, UK - w/ Nights
29 Nov – Wolverhampton, Civic, UK – w/ Shelter
30 Nov – Manchester, Apollo, UK - w/ Shelter
4 Dec – Cologne, Palladium, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
5 Dec- Dresden, Schlachthof, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
7 Dec – Hamburg, CCH1, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
9 Dec – Berlin, Columbiahalle, GERMANY - w/ Shelter
10 Dec – Aarhus, Musikhus, DENMARK - w/ Shelter
11 Dec – Copenhagen, TAP 1, DENMARK - w/ Shelter
14 Dec – London, Forum, UK
15 Dec – London, Forum, UK
30 Dec - New York, NY Terminal 5, USA
31 Dec - New York, NY Terminal 5, USA


posted Jul 21, 2014, 8:22 AM by Vu Nguyen

Kevin Drew, leader of Broken Social Scene, has announced that he will take songs off of his new album Darlings (out now via Arts & Crafts) on the road as he tours the U.S. with Belle & Sebastian. He will also tour with J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. These shows are in addition to previously announced Canadian dates with Modest Mouse, and an American show with Thurston Moore. See below to find a show near you, and PRESS HERE to get your tickets now.

Drew recently teamed up with comedian Zach Galifianakis and fellow-Canadian singer/songwriter Feist for the gorgeous and hilarious music video for “You In Your Were.” PRESS HERE to watch the video via Funny or Die, and perhaps pick up some new dance moves. Arts & Crafts and have made the stems for “You In Your Were” available for fans to make their own remixes – PRESS HERE to make your own version.

Tour Dates

7/22/14                            Calgary, AB, Canada / MacEwan Hall *
7/23/14                            Calgary, AB, Canada / MacEwan Hall *
7/24/14                            Edmonton, AB, Canada / Shaw Conference Center *
7/25/14                            Regina, SK, Canada / Conexus Art Center *
7/26/14                            Saskatoon, SK, Canada / O-Brian’s Event Center *
7/27/14                            Winnipeg, MB, Canada / Burton Cummings Theater
7/31/14                             London, ON, Canada / London Music Hall *
8/1/14                               Toronto, ON, Canada / The Echo Beach *
8/2/14                              Montreal, QC, Canada / Osheaga Festival
8/9/14                              Squamish, BC, Canada / Squamish Festival
8/22/14                            Ottawa, ON, Canada / Arboretum Festival
9/23/14                            Portland, ME / Port City Music Hall
9/24/14                            Boston, MA / Royale
9/26/14                            Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/27/14                            Washington, D.C. / 930 Club %
9/28/14                            Philadelphia, PA / World Café Live
9/30/14                           Birmingham, AL / Bottletree
10/1/14                             Nashville, TN / Exit/In^
10/2/14                            Athens, GA / 40 Watt Club^
10/3/14                            Atlanta, GA / Terminal West^
10/4/14                            Louisville, KY / Zanzabar^
10/5/14                            St. Louis, MO / Off Broadway^
10/6/14                             Los Angeles, CA / The Theatre at Ace Hotel &
10/7/14                             Los Angeles, CA / The Theatre at Ace Hotel &   
10/8/14                            Phoenix, AZ / Civic Space Park &

* with Modest Mouse
% with Thurston Moore
^ with J Mascis
& with Belle & Sebastian

ROYKSOPP & ROBYN reveal brand new video/short film for 'Do It Again'

posted Jul 21, 2014, 8:19 AM by Vu Nguyen

The video for ‘Do It Again’ was shot in Mexico by award-winning Danish filmmaker Martin de Thurah. The short film is called ‘Our Hearts' Desires' and is set in an unspecified era where a revolution is in the making. It tells the story of desire, ecstasy and forbidden love.  Says de Thurah, "'Do It Again' feels like it's an unstoppable pop mantra of something out of hand. A spiralling hypnotic maelstrom. The video touches our hearts' desires:  deep passions; revolutions full of hope and excitement; a dream of freedom; obsession; the ecstasy and escapism; the darkness. And it ends in a mix of violence and laughter, freedom and the loss of free will. All of this somehow ends on a note of hope through struggle. Something worth fighting for. Do it again."  Read more about the collaboration between Martin de Thurah, Röyksopp & Robyn on Dazed Digital.

Svein Berge from Röyksopp adds “I feel that the video in a clever way manages to emphasize one of the main themes of the song - doing something that might be considered morally wrong, and yet going through with it, fully aware of the consequences and potential repercussions. Some of these actions are driven by choice - others by necessity." Robyn concurs, saying, "I’m pleased that, for me, the video stirs up a feeling of chaos which is what we talked about quite a bit when we wrote 'Do It Again.' Life takes you to a critical point and even though it might not make you happy, when it´s over, you want to go back.” Adds Röyksopp's Torbjørn Brundtland, “Being there on these locations, the crew, the actors and the locals made it an unforgettable experience. Oh, and yes, in a good way, I might add."

Röyksopp and Robyn are currently playing their sold-out ‘Do It Again’ tour with dates throughout Europe, Scandinavia, America and Canada. Robyn and Röyksopp leave the Bowl dancing, and far from alone.” (Los Angeles Times)

Röyksopp and Robyn’s ‘Do It Again’ mini-album hit #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart in over 10 countries including the UK, U.S, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Canada and Japan and entered Top 10 on the iTunes Album chart in over 10 countries including U.S, Australia and France with a #1 chart position in Sweden. ‘Do It Again’ entered the Official UK Album Chart mid week at #8. The ‘Do It Again’ mini-album serves as an introduction to the new Röyksopp album. Details to be announced.

‘Do It Again’ tracklisting:

1. Monument

2. Sayit

3. Do It Again

4. Every Little Thing

5. Inside The Idle Hour Club

‘Do It Again’ tour dates below: 

August 8         Øya Festival (Norway)

August 9         Way Out West Festival (Sweden)

August 10      Flow Festival (Finland)

August 15      Pukkelpop (Belgium)

August 20      Pier 97 (New York, NY, US)

August 21      Wolftrap (Washington, DC, US)

August 22      HB Pavilion (Boston, MA, US)

August 24      Pritzker Pavilion (Chicago, IL, US)

August 25      Echo Beach (Toronto, ON, Canada)

August 27      Red Rocks Amphitheater (Denver, CO, US)

August 30      Zurich Open Air (Switzerland)

La Roux's "Trouble In Paradise" Out Next Week! Announces Nationwide Fall Headlining Tour

posted Jul 17, 2014, 9:36 PM by Vu Nguyen

La Roux's highly anticipated sophomore release, Trouble In Paradise is set to hit next week, July 22nd via Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Listen to the album in full now via iTunes First Play ( then pre-order your copy with three immediate song downloads ( The already acclaimed upcoming release features nine tracks, each written and performed by multi-instrumentalist Elly Jackson and co-produced with Ian Sherwin. The reviews coming in have been incredible with Rolling Stone raving, "her vintage synth-pop magnificence…has warmed into the sort of electro-disco drama you imagine the Daft Punk robots blasting as they cruise down Highway 1." while Billboard exclaimed, "La Roux returns with a bold new look and a thrilling new sound." We couldn't agree more!

On the eve of release for Trouble in Paradise, La Roux has also announced a fall headlining tour that will kick off in Canada at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom on September 18 before heading stateside for a ten show run. The dates will see her crisscrossing the country before wrapping in New York City at Terminal 5 on October 4th.

La Roux (Cherrytree/Interscope Records) blew up internationally, going platinum and gold in multiple countries. Stateside, multi-platinum hit single "Bulletproof" soared up the Billboard Hot 100 charts making its way to the Top Ten where it stayed for weeks. The debut release also garnered a GRAMMY for Best Electronic/Dance Album amongst other illustrious honors including nominations for a Mercury Prize, MTV Europe Award, MTV Woodie and two Brit Awards.  

Don't miss your chance to see La Roux perform new music live this fall:

09/18/2014      Vancouver, BC        Commodore Ballroom
09/19/2014      Seattle, WA            The Showbox @ The Market
09/20/2014     Portland, OR            Wonder Ballroom
09/22/2014     Oakland, CA            Fox Theatre
09/23/2014     Los Angeles, CA      The Fonda Theatre
09/26/2014     Salt Lake City, UT    In The Venue
09/27/2014     Boulder, CO            Boulder Theatre
09/29/2014     Minneapolis, MN      First Avenue
10/01/2014      Chicago, IL            Concord Music Hall
10/02/2014      Detroit, MI             St. Andrews Hall
10/04/2014      New York, NY          Terminal 5

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