The Melvins return to the road with the continuation of their Hold It In tour kicking off June 6 in Tucson at Club Congress.
The tour announcement comes as Ipecac Recordings’ confirms the June 2 reissue of the Melvins’ 2001 release, Electroretard. The 8-song album features the line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Kevin Rutmanis.
The Melvins' released Hold It In in October, the 12-song album pairs Osborne and Crover with Butthole Surfers' JD Pinkus and Paul Leary. Osborne, Crover and Pinkus will be the touring line-up for this run of dates with labelmates Le Butcherettes opening. Le Butcherettes released Cry Is For The Flies in September and had joined the Melvins on the first leg of the Hold It In tour.
The Melvins and Le Butcherettes were recently featured on Last Call with Carson Daly
July 5 Nashville, TN Exit In
July 6 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
July 7 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
July 8 Chicago, IL Double Door
July 9 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
July 11 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
July 12 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
July 13 Sioux Falls, SD The District
July 14 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
July 16 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
July 17 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
July 18 Taos, NM Taos Mesa Brewing
July 19 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
July 21 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
Jay Brannan announces his departure from long-time label distribution partner Nettwerk, and will be self-releasing his third full-length album entitled Always, Then, & Now, on July 15, 2014. The album consists of 12 original songs and is produced by Brannan himself and collaborator Drew Brody, a combination which generated Brannan’s 2009 release In Living Cover, topping the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and reaching No. 10 on Billboard’s Heatseekers. The new album includes the song “My Love, My Love” from the motion picture Cloudburst, starring Olympia Dukakis, which earned Brannan a Canadian Genie Award nomination for best original song.
Jay released his critically lauded debut album goddamned in 2008, but first gained attention with his role in John Cameron Mitchell’s 2006 indie film Shortbus, where he performed his original song “Soda Shop.” This catchy acoustic tune was featured on the homepage of YouTube and became the highest selling song on the film’s soundtrack album (released by Bright Eyes’ Team Love Records).
From there, Jay released a string of albums, all of which topped the iTunes Singer/Songwriter & Billboard Heatseekers charts: goddamned, produced by Will Golden (Meiko, Michelle Branch); In Living Cover, a collection of 2 originals & 7 covers, recorded from a bedroom in his friend Drew Brody’s Brooklyn apartment; and in 2012, Brannan released Rob Me Blind, a full album of original songs produced by the legendary David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey, The Bangles).
Jay’s tenor voice combined with painfully honest lyrics surrounding taboo subjects has caught the attention of critics at such influential outlets as Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, which proclaimed that Jay “makes even the saddest lyrics easy on the ear.” His rabid online following combined with his penchant for connecting with audiences has allowed him to tour multiple times around the globe, including the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Brazil, South Africa, Israel, and Australia. All this traveling inspired his 2013 release Around the World in 80 Jays, an acoustic collection of 9 multi-lingual cover songs spanning 6 different languages.
The QUARTERBACKS line-up combusted after a handful of shows. The songs sat dormant until January 2012 when Dean enlisted Max Restaino and Tom Christie to revive the project. The new three-piece expanded the original vision, playing love-obsessed songs with limited affectation. The songs averaged under-2 minutes, and the DIY ethic remained firm. A few tape-only releases came into being (See the brilliant Double Double Whammy Records of Brooklyn NY).
Two years of upstate basement shows further refined their efficient tw*e punk set, new songs slowly forming from familiar themes and chord patterns, progress through recursion. Down the street from the record shop where Dean worked was Team Love Records, a record label that had relocated from Sugar Street in NYC’s East Village to Church Street in New Paltz. The folks at Team Love and Dean found themselves spending way too much time discussing favorite Cat’s Miaow singles and post-Young Marble Giants projects.
On February 10th, 2015 Team Love will release the first official long-player by QUARTERBACKS. It’s 19 songs played in 22 minutes. It’s fast, broken-hearted and full of people, places and things. QUARTERBACKS was recorded at the Tin Roof Sessions Studio in New Paltz by Kyle Gilbride (Swearin,’ Waxahatchee, Radiator Hospital) in less than 12 hours.
06.25.15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
07.01.15 – Denver, CO @ Club Scum
07.02.15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
07.03.15 – Missoula, MT @ Hockey House*
07.04.15 – Seattle, WA @ Werewolf Vacation*
07.05.15 – Vancouver, BC @ Fingers Crossed Studios
07.06.15 – Olympia, WA @ Red House*
07.07.15 – Portland, OR @ House Show*
07.08.15 – Davis, CA @ Shaq’s Shaq*
07.09.15 – Oakland, CA @ TBA
07.10.15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Funzone
07.11.15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
07.12.15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
07.13.15 – El Paso, TX @ House Show*
07.14.15 – Denton, TX @ Macaroni Island*
07.15.15 – Austin, TX @ House Show*
07.16.15 – Houston, TX @ TBA
07.17.15 – New Orleans, LA @ GASA GASA
07.18.15 – Birmingham, AL @ Seasick Records
07.19.15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Boathouse*
07.20.15 – Chattanooga, TN @ Ten Sproul’s Landing*
07.21.15 – Nashville, TN @ Queens Ave.
07.22.15 – Knoxville, TN @ TBA
07.23.15 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pinhook
07.24.15 – Washington, DC @ Babe City*
07.25.15 – Brooklyn, NY @ 1.21 Gigawatts Festival at The Wick
07.26.15 – Philadelphia, PA @ OK Fest II at the First Unitarian Church
Sibling band The Hunts release their debut album, entitled Those Younger Days, today via Cherrytree Records/Interscope. The Hunts wrote all of the songs on the album, which was recorded in Virginia Beach, VA, not far from their hometown of Chesapeake, and executive produced by Chris Kuffner (A Great Big World, Ingrid Michaelson).
The band will set out on a US summer cross country tour kicking off June 16th in Annapolis, MD with stops in NYC, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles before wrapping up in San Diego on July 29th. The tour will also include a performance at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE on June 19th.
The first single from Those Younger Days is “Make This Leap” — a lilting slice of folk-pop built on layered harmonies, intricately textured acoustic instrumentation, and lyrics that gracefully shift from melancholy to triumphant. The correlating video was shot in Chesapeake with a few moments filmed on the family’s property and was directed by Michelle Peerali, who has collaborated with such artists as The Kills, The Cult, The Black Keys, Pyyramids, and Moby. Watch it HERE. “Make This Leap” is also included on the band’s debut EP Life Was Simple, which was released in August. Check out their track “Valentina” which Entertainment Weekly raves, “ (Valentina) is as catchy as it is touching, and it’s hard to avoid tapping a toe to the alt-folk track.”
The Hunts have been playing music together almost their entire lives. Ranging from ages 17 to 25, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as young kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community. After teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums, The Hunts began experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that reveal their sophisticated sense of melody and dreamy innocence. Check out www.TheHuntsMusic.com for all updates.
The Hunts tour dates:
Tues, June 23 New York, NY Joe’s Pub
Sat, June 27 Pontiac, MI Pike Room @ Crofoot
Sun, June 28 Chicago, IL Schubas
Mon, June 29 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Thurs, July 2 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Sat, Jul 11 Galena, IL Galena Festival
Fri, Jul 17 Mechanicsville, VA Pole Green Park
Mon, July 20 Denver, CO Lost Lake
Tues, July 21 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
Thurs, July 23 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
Friday, July 24 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Sat, July 25 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Tues, July 28 Los Angeles, CA The Mint
Wed, July 29 San Diego, CA Voodoo Room @ House of Blues
Thurs, Aug 20 Selbyville, DE Freeman Stage
Suffers have kicked off their 2015 American Tour! The band is set to hit 40+ cities along the way, with appearances at Neon Desert Music Festival, Free Press Summer Fest, Pemberton Music Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Landmark Music Festival & Austin City Limits. The Suffers recently made their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman, playing "Gwan," which originally released off of their new Make Some Room EP in January. Watch The Suffers perform "Gwan" on Late Show With David Letterman, here: http://bit.ly/SuffersOnLetterman. For further information on The Suffers and their 2015 American Tour, please visit: www.TheSuffers.com.
Established in 2011, The Suffers' lineup was curated by bassist Adam Castaneda and vocalist/keyboardist Pat Kelly, who brought on trumpet player Jon Durbin, trombonist Michael Razo,guitarist Kevin Bernier, percussionist Jose "Chapy" Luna, and drummer/vocalist Nick Zamora. Jazz saxophonist Cory Wilson and guitarist/vocalist Alex Zamora filled out the rhythm section, while frontwoman Kam Franklin topped off the group with soaring vocals.
In a short time, the band has progressed from packing Houston venues to accepting invitations for featured performances at Hangout Music Festival 2015, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2014, SXSW 2015, Dallas' Index and Homegrown Festivals, Houston's Free Press Summer Festival, Untapped Festival, and CMJ Music Marathon 2014. The Suffers have since joined the ranks of Red Bull Sound Select and have remained a local favorite, accepting eleven Houston Press Music Awards in three years.
The Suffers have officially released their new Make Some Room EP on January 20, 2015.
Check out more on The Suffers, here:
6/21 - Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theatre
6/23 - Covington, KY @ Madison Live!
6/25 - Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin-Madison
6/26 - Green Bay, WI @ Near Water Concert Series
6/28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 7th Street
7/1 - Boulder, CO @ The Fox Theatre
7/3-7/4 - Crested Butte, CO @ Crested Butte Music Festival
7/5 - Huntsville, UT @ Snowbasin Resort Blues, Brews, and BBQ
7/8 - Boise, ID @ Alive After Five Summer Concert Series
7/9 - Kent, WA @ Kent Summer Concert Series
7/11 -San Luis Obispo, CA @ Seven Sisters Festival
7/12 - Ukiah, CA @ Sundays In The Park
7/16 - Big Sky, MT @ Thursdays in the Square
7/16-7/19 - Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
7/21 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
7/23 - Victor, ID @ Music On Main Victor City Park!
7/25 - Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
7/29 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Park Oval Lawn Series
8/1 - Cisco Grove, CA @ Guitarfish Festival
8/2 - Mammoth, CA @ Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
8/4 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
8/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
8/6 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
8/8 - Snowbird, UT @ Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Cool Air Concert Series
8/9 - Huntsville, UT @ Snowbasin Blues Brews and BBQ
8/13 - Austin, TX @ Shady Grove Restaurant KGSR's Unplugged at the Grove
8/14 - Chautauqua, NY @ Chautauqua Amphitheater
8/27 - Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz Rock N' Roll Chicken Shack
8/28 - Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
8/28 - 8/29 Davenport, IA @ River Roots Live
9/4-9/6 - Utopia, TX @ Utopiafest
9/12 - Denver, CO @ Tour De Fat
9/13 - St. Louis, MO @ LouFest Music Festival
9/18 - Asheville, NC @ Downtown After 5 Asheville
9/19-9/20 - Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
9/26-9/27 - Washington, DC @ Landmark Music Festival
10/2-10/4 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL)
Mother Mother reveal their new video Modern Love today on VEVO. The video, directed by Lisa Mann, features stunning art direction influenced by Japanese art of the ‘80s. It follows the release of their Very Good Bad Thing LP which saw the five-piece nominated for three 2015 Juno Awards including Group of the Year.
“Modern Love depicts a platform for two people to exult in love they share equally, not possess greedily,” explains Mother Mother’s Ryan Guldemond. “The video shows the band in a very neutral tone which symbolizes love achieving prosperity by means of equality rather than objectification. Despite these good intentions, the dancers portray the struggle inherent in the romantic bond.”
Very Good Bad Thing sees Mother Mother expanding its sonic palate to integrate electronic and rock elements while delving deep into the complexities of the human condition in all its tragic, conflicting nature. Much like the band members themselves, each song on the records has its own distinct personality. Where lead single “Monkey Tree” ambles brightly as its feral message to let go of technology and embrace your inner animal unfolds, “Modern Love” offers a weightless chorus that shimmers with anticipation, and stripped down track “Reaper Man” builds to a sinful, throbbing apex.
The band recently kicked off an extensive U.S. tour at Sasquatch and is currently heating up stages across the country. In it’s review of Mother Mother’s Sasquatch Performance, The Georgia Straight wrote:
“The indie rockers had a steady base of followers that were cheering as soon as they recognized a song. And that happened a lot…At one point, my notebook was grabbed out of my hands, only to be returned a few seconds later with the words ‘Dear Diary, Mother Mother RULES!’”
6/9: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/11: Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar
6/12: Charlotte, NC @ The Double Door Inn
6/13: Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
6/15: Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
6/17: New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
6/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
6/19: Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
6/21: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
6/22: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
6/24: Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
6/25: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
6/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
6/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Nether Bar
6/30: Billings, MT @ Pub Station
7/1: Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
7/2: Walla Walla, WA @ Main Street Studios
8/7: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Marianas Trench will head to the U.S. this summer for The Legends Continues tour. The tour kicks off June 26th in Minneapolis, MN at the Varsity Theater (complete list of tour dates are below). Fellow Cherrytree artist Ivy Levan will support on all dates. VIP meet and greet ticket packages go on sale today at 2pm local time, with general on sale Friday, April 24th. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.marianastrench.net .
"We're very excited to get back to the U.S.,” said Marianas Trench. “During our last tour, we were thrilled to meet so many American Trenchers. Some were brand new to the family and some had been waiting years to see us live. The support was incredible. We can't wait to pick up where we left off with new music...and an insatiable appetite!"
Marianas Trench’s new song “Here’s To The Zeros” is currently making its way up the pop radio charts in Canada. For a behind the scenes look at the video shoot for “Here’s To The Zeros” click HERE. The complete video can be viewed HERE.
Marianas Trench was formed in Vancouver, BC by triple-threat lead singer/songwriter/producer Josh Ramsay who received a Grammy nomination in 2012 for his production and co-writing of Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop gem break-through “Call Me Maybe.” Marianas Trench has released three full length albums in Canada with the last two – Ever After and Masterpiece Theatre – being certified platinum in their home country. Numerous singles from both have surpassed platinum status in Canada. In 2013 the band won a Juno for Group of the Year and released their Face the Music EP on Cherrytree Records here in the states. Marianas Trench is currently working on their fourth album Astoria which will be released later this year.
Below is a complete list of dates for Marianas Trench “The Legend Continues” U.S. Tour:
June 26 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
June 27 Chicago, IL House of Blues
June 28 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
July 1 Lewiston, NY Artpark
July 2 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
July 3 Boston, MA House of Blues
July 5 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony
July 7 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
July 8 New York, NY Irving Plaza
2015 marks the ten-year anniversary for ground-breaking, pop-alternative label Cherrytree Records. In 2005, Martin Kierszenbaum took
idea of a musician-friendly haven for creative freedom and went on to
sign, develop and break some of the most maverick artists on the charts.
Cherrytree Records has become home to some of the most musically
innovative artists of today, including Feist,
Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Sting, Robyn, La Roux, Nero, LMFAO, Keane, and Far East Movement positioning the label and CherrytreeRecords.com as vital
sources for Pop Alternative ™ music and culture, as well as catalysts for artist collaboration and innovation.
The Wooden Sky will release their highly anticipated fourth album Lets Be Ready, June 16 via Nevado Music. Produced by Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Ohbijou), this release marks the start of new beginnings for the tireless roots rockers
The band recently shared lead single “Maybe It’s No Secret” which showcases the band’s raw live energy. Today they share the shimmering, uplifting track “Our Hearts Were Young” which seamlessly shifts between booming folk to electric indie rock.
“Our Hearts Were Young” MP3 premiered with The Wild Honey Pie +
“Our Hearts Were Young” live in-studio video premiered with Yahoo! Music.
We encourage you to post and share them both.
The Wooden Sky draw on both thoughts of the past as well as what lies ahead as Lets Be Ready marks a step forward for the band. Be sure to catch them live in Southern California this May ahead of the album release, and stay tuned for more chances to experience the band’s most dynamic and confident album to date on a stage near you.
Upcoming Tour Dates
7/24-7/26: Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party w/ TV on The Radio, The Kills, Built To Spill & More
Rolling Stone says: "a hooky trip to the gutter with guitars that melodically gleam under the grit."
Billboard says: Brooklyn rockers Highly Suspect have already made a splash with their upcoming debut's first single "Lydia," a bluesy anthem inspired by "literally slow-motion love at first sight," according to lead singer Johnny Stevens. Now, they're back withMister Asylum's second single, the highly danceable "Claudeland."
FADER says: "23" is straight up hi-haters rock and roll anthem, replete with crashing cymbals and angular guitar.
Consequence of Sound says: "A searing, relentless rocker about broken relationships and growing pains, it’s outfitted with guitar riffs that feel more like razor blades than musical notes."
Indie Shuffle says: raw, grungy, and full of white-knuckled love. In the spirit of rock n' roll, this new one is a breath of fresh air -- well, air that smells like leather jackets, cigarettes, dirty bars... you get the idea.
+ toured w/ Scott Weiland, appeared at Rock On The Range, performing at Rockfest, touring w/ Catfish and the Bottlemen
NEED MORE Highly Suspect? The band are stoked to announce the launch of a new direct-to-fan album pre-order campaign with various merch bundles available for your purchasing pleasure.
Check out http://highlysuspect.merchdirect.com for more info.
+ Upcoming tour dates w/ Catfish & The Bottlemen:
June 09 @ Varsity - Minneapolos, MN
June 10 @ Rave Bar - Milwakee, WI
June 13 @ Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN
June 15 @ Norva - Norfolk, VA
June 16 @ Webster Hall - New York, NY
20 Years Queer Tour, the band will play their debut album in its entirety for the first time. A full list of dates can be found below.
Garbage was born out of such unusual elements and unusual circumstances, and we were shocked when the first record became such a success. We're just as surprised to be here now, intact, so many years later, enthusiastically preparing to get back on the road with that album and all its attendant b-sides and lord knows what else. A big piece of our lives remains caught up in the making of that record, and we know it holds a special place for the fans that have kept us going for so long. We can't wait. This tour is going to be a blast. - STEVE MARKER
Garbage released their genre defying, groundbreaking debut on August 15, 1995 at a time when grunge music dominated the airwaves and mainstream culture. Their distinctive approach to songwriting and production, blending elements of rock, pop and electronic music, captured the attention of critics and fans all over the world. The album spawned multiple hits including: Vow, Queer, Stupid Girl and Only Happy When It Rains. It spent more than a year on both the US and UK charts, received multi-platinum certifications around the world and was nominated for three Grammy awards including Best New Artist and Best Rock Song (Stupid Girl). The album went on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide.
Later this summer, Garbage will release a special 20th Anniversary edition of the album that will be re-mastered and feature all of the remixes and previously unreleased versions of songs from their debut.
Garbage will offer VIP experience packages for the US tour through Adventures in Wonderland. Offers will include premium seating, sound check access, meet and greets, soundboard viewing, and exclusive merch.
Tickets will go on-sale Friday, June 12. Check Garbage.com for additional ticketing information. Torres will support on their US dates and Dutch Uncles will support in Europe.