THE FELICE BROTHERS ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER 29TH SHOW AT WEBSTER HALL IN NEW YORK, NY

JUNE 15 BALTIMORE, MD OTTOBAR

JUNE 16 RICHMOND, VA GROOVIN IN THE GARDEN (Maymount)**

JUNE 17 JIM THORPE, PA MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE

JUNE 18 CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY CLEARWATER FESTIVAL

JULY 21-23 CALGARY, ALB CALGARY FOLK FESTIVAL

JULY 30 NEWPORT, RI NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL

SEPT. 10 DALEVILLE, VA DALEVILLE TOWN CENTER

SEPT. 29 NEW YORK, NY WEBSTER HALL

NOV. 29 MUNICH, DE FREIHEIZ

NOV. 30 FRANKFURT, DE BATSCHKAPP

DEC. 1 KOLN, DE GLORIA

DEC. 2 HAMBURG, DE UBEL & GEFAHRLICH

DEC. 3 BERLIN, DE POSTBAHNHOF

DEC. 6 LONDON, UK KOKO

DEC. 7 MANCHESTER, UK MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2

DEC. 9 GLASGOW, UK ABC

DEC. 10 BELFAST, UK SPRING & AIRBRAKE

DEC. 11 DUBLIN, IR ACADEMY

DEC. 12 BIRMINGHAM, UK INSTITUTE

DEC. 14 BRUSSELS, BE AB BOX

DEC. 15 UTRECHT, NL TIVOLI

DEC. 16 GRONIGEN, NL OOSTERPOORT

DEC. 18 NIJMEGEN, NL DOORNROOSJE

* Willy Mason supporting

** co-headline with North Mississippi Allstars

The Felice Brothers are: Ian Felice, James Felice, Christmas, Greg Farley, and David Turbeville.

LAKE OF BLOOD: Announce Summer Tour w/VESTIGES

June 9 Olympia, WA @ TBA

June 10 Seattle, WA @ Autonomia

June 11 Vancouver, BC @ Garbage Mountain

June 12 Portland, OR @ TBA

June 13 Salem, OR @ The Wasteland

June 14 Sacramento, CA @ TBA

June 15 Oakland, CA @ Yourhaus/Hazmat

June 16 Santa Cruz, CA @ Forest Show

June 17 San Fransisco, CA @ Sub-Mission Art Gallery

June 18 Garden Grove, CA @ The Cabin

June 19 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe

June 20 Las Cruces, NM @ Trainyard

June 21 Eagle Pass, TX @ 3759 Tina Dr.

June 22 Austin, TX @ The Broken Neck

June 23 Shreveport, LA or Birmingham, AL @ TBA

June 24 Chattanooga, TN @ TBA

June 25 Raleigh, NC @ TBA

*As Time and Tide Erodes Stone Tracklisting:*
1. Proxigean Arcanum
2. Destroyer of Vices

LAKE OF BLOOD is:
Haagr – throat
Nordic – guitar
Samael – guitar
Krajavic – bass
Xsithis – drums

In the summer of 2007, five individuals collected in southern Los Angeles, California with the intention of creating raw, aggressive black metal. This collaboration of minds, now known as LAKE OF BLOOD consummated its existence with few, select live performances before entering the studio in January 2008 to begin the first recording. Heed the Primal Calling, the debut EP, released in July 2008 on Milkweed Records, is composed of four songs, woven together through a concept of a man awakening, without identity or companion, in a environment without evidence of modern man’s destructive footprint, to face existence and survive as part of the natural order. Heed the Primal Calling was quickly followed in 2009, with a split CD release, collaborating with Kentucky-based anarcho black metal project, Panopticon. The split, containing one new track, “Eternal in my Domain” and two live cuts from HTPC, was released through Lundr Records, owned and operated by the sole member of Panopticon, A. 2010 was a year of adversity and accomplishment. The recording of the impending full length release, As Time and Tide Erodes Stone, transpired in arduously long sessions, in the pouring rain of January. Following the recording, internal tensions in the group increased, leading to the departure of two members. Determined not to allow the death of the group and to avoid any halt in productivity, the void within the body of the band was not only filled but over flowing. A metamorphosis of great advancement occurred. The reformation gave birth to a stronger, far more homogeneous organism. The release of As Time and Tide Erodes Stone on March 28th (via Human Jigsaw Records) marked the beginning of the new assemblage.

Guitarist Eric Netto explained the band’s message thusly: “We’re a socially conscious band and our lyrics and music reflect and express our overall distrust and disgust for the modern world. We use the band as a vessel to help express this with as much aggression as possible to help represent how we see the “modern world” – as chaos. We definitely take a more natural approach at black metal without the heavy corpse paint, leather, and bullet belts simply because we already noticed that a handful bands within black metal have that taken care of. We want the music to do the talking, and keep our images as far away from the emotions we’re trying to express while we play as possible. We embrace men.

The Static Jacks Take Their Infectious High Energy Indie Rock on the Road this June When They Join White Denim for a Week Long East Coast Trek

New Jersey’s latest musical offering The Static Jacks will take their infectious high energy indie rock on the road this June when they embark on an East Coast trek with Austin psychedelic rockers White Denim. News of the tour comes on the heels of The Static Jacks announcing the August release of their debut album If You’re Young and will give fans an opportunity to hear some of the new songs live. Kicking off the tour at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, DC, on June 21st, the week long run will end at Schuba’s in Chicago.

The Static Jacks kicked off the news of their upcoming album release with the help of Filter Magazine last week – who premiered the new song “Girl Parts” (featuring guest vocals by Ceci Gomez of Beast Make Bomb) on Filter’s website and via their daily newsletter. The band also released news of their inclusion in the first ever Escape to New York festival this August featuring headliners Patti Smith and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Having already played shows with The Futureheads, The Like, Titus Andronicus and Young the Giant, the trek with White Denim will only further establish this young Garden State band as a live act not to miss. Catch them on tour this summer in anticipation of their debut album If You’re Young out August on Fearless Records and their own imprint Fenway Recordings/Nobody People.

Confirmed dates with White Denim below:

June 21st Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC

22nd Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA

24th Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA

27th Il Motore Montreal, QC

28th The Garrison Toronto, ON

29th Rock Lobster Indianapolis, IN

30th Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL

The Kids in the Hall – The Complete Series DVD Megaset (DVD Set)

Kids in the Hall fans must be in heaven with this massive release.

On 20 DVDs, they have managed to cram in all five seasons of this highly influential Canadian sketch comedy series (that’s nearly 800 sketches).The show has been off the air for more than 15 years, but the skits hold up remarkably well (the same can’t be said for most of the recent SNL sketches that don’t even hold up the first time they hit reruns).

The collection also includes interviews with “the Kids” and producer Lorne Michaels, some never before aired footage and the 2010 movie Death Comes to Town (spread out over two DVDs), that reunited the cast.

Simply remarkable!

Kids in the Hall Megaset/22 DVDs/45 hrs., 1 min./2011/A&E Video

MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE – CONCERT/TOUR UPDATE

Jun. 24th – San Diego, CA – Soma
Jun. 25th – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Jun. 26th – Fresno, CA – Club Retro

Jun. 27th – Roseville, CA – Club Retro

Jun. 28th – Sparks, NV – The Alley

Jun. 30th – Portland, OR – Branx

Jul. 1st – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

Jul. 3rd – Calgary, AB – New Black Centre

Jul. 4th – Edmonton, AB – Avenue Theatre

Jul. 5th – Saskatoon, SK – Cosmo Senior Center

Jul. 7th – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre

Jul. 9th – Sudbury, ON – Jubilee Centre

Jul. 10th – Cambridge, ON – 515 Concert Club

Jul. 11th – Windsor, ON – The Blind Dog

Jul. 12th – Toronto, ON – Wreck Room

Jul. 13th – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks

Jul. 14th – Quebec City, QC – Café L’Agitee

Jul. 15th – Montreal, QC – La Tulipe

Jul. 16th – Manchester, NH – Rockos

Jul. 18th – Clinton, NJ – The Aquifer Music Venue

Jul. 19th – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre

Jul. 20th – Crofton, MD – MACC

Jul. 21st – Richmond, VA – Alley Katz

Jul. 22nd – Lynchburg, VA – Crosspoint Venue

Jul. 23rd – Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
Jul. 24th – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
Jul. 25th – Jacksonville, FL – Murray Hill Theatre
Jul. 26th – Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
Jul. 27th – Nashville, TN – Rocketown

Jul. 28th – Dayton, OH – The Attic Club
Jul. 29th – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s Downunder

Jul. 30th – Horseheads, NY – The Gate

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KEEGAN DEWITT ANNOUNCES JUNE TOUR DATES WITH JEREMY MESSERSMITH

Keegan DeWitt is confirmed to support Jeremy Messersmith on a June east coast tour. The tour will take the Nashville-based DeWitt and his band from the Southgate House in Cincinnati, OH, on June 13th to DC9 in Washington, DC, on June 19th, and includes a New York show at the Mercury Lounge on June 18th.

DeWitt wrapped up Daytrotter’s 4th Barnstormer tour in late April, playing alongside artists including Sondre Lerche, Guards, and The Romany Rye. A video of footage from the week-long series of shows is currently up on his official site, set to his recently released new song “Thunder Clatter”: www.keegandewitt.com (also here). “Thunder Clatter,” which will be featured on an upcoming new EP due out later this summer, premiered on AOL Music’s Spinner last month and can also now be downloaded and shared via here.

Named one of Paste’s ’10 Best New Solo Artists of 2010,’ DeWitt released a limited edition 7-inch single, Two Hearts/Reluctance, in December, and an EP, Nothing Shows, last July via Daytrotter’s Record Barn as the site’s first exclusive release. He first gained recognition for his film scores and his work most recently was seen theatrically in Aaron Katz’s New York Times ‘Critic’s Pick’ Cold Weather. Two of DeWitt’s scores premiered at the SXSW film festival this year, too: in official selection No Matter What, directed by Cherie Saulter, and in the short film “Remigration,” directed by Barry Jenkins (Medicine For Melancholy). He also recently collaborated with the cycling gear company Rapha, composing a suite for their coverage of the Amgen Tour of California.

Keegan DeWitt tour dates:

JUNE 13 CINCINNATI, OH SOUTHGATE HOUSE*

JUNE 15 PITTSBURGH, PA CAFÉ CLUB*

JUNE 16 PHILADELPHIA, PA WORLD CAFÉ LIVE (WXPN Presents)*

JUNE 17 BOSTON, MA TT THE BEARS*

JUNE 18 NEW YORK, NY MERCURY LOUNGE*

JUNE 19 WASHINGTON, DC DC9*

* supporting Jeremy Messersmith

Gold Leaves shares new single, announces debut album for Hardly Art

“Nothing gold can stay.” Even as he tried to capture it in verse, Robert Frost

appreciated the ephemeral nature of beauty. And so does Grant Olsen. Yet a nod

to the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet is only one of the reasons the Seattle-based

songwriter-best known as half of the duo Arthur & Yu-christened his new project

Gold Leaves. An autumnal character imbues these nine originals. Just as foliage

buds, changes color, and eventually falls from the branches every season, so too do themes of birth, death, and regeneration permeate The Ornament.

Like most creative types, Olsen’s muse is always in transition. The album went

through myriad permutations between inception and completion. Although he

began work on it nearly four years ago, he scrapped the bulk of those early efforts after a bag containing his laptop and notebooks was stolen. The theft seemed a sign. Perhaps he was writing a second Arthur & Yu album? No. In the space of composing and refining The Ornament, Olsen had married, traveled through Central and South America, seen the birth of new family members, and watched a dear one pass. This transitional period was coupled with observations of his nation in flux, all of which informs the universe of this record. While he hoped to open these subjects up in a manner that would permit a broad range of listeners to relate to the sentiments, he recognized that their inciting intimacy precluded turning these songs into Arthur & Yu tunes.

Getting that damn muse to stand still long enough to even decide what The

Ornament was, and how it would take shape, was a Herculean task. At one point,

Olsen thought it might be a country album. Or maybe an homage to his love of

classic R&B. Learning to let go of the creative process, to get out of his own way, was a crucial step in the album’s execution. “I kept scrapping music because I wanted to make some kind of grand statement,” he admits-a theme he addresses on the song “Hanging Window.” “When I opened myself up to just trying to make a record that still had meaning, but was less grandiose in the overall scheme of things, I started being a lot more productive.”

Once that path was clear, Olsen ended up making an album that sounds as vibrant

and carefully orchestrated-and idiosyncratically unique-as the best work of

many artists prominent in his own record collection: Scott Walker, Skip Spence,

Fred Neil. His love of doo-wop subtly informs the harmonies and backing vocals that waft through the songs. With its roller rink organ and rumbling timpani, the title tune is propelled forward by the sort of ambitious yet calculated D.I.Y. production associated with legendary ’60s British pop producer Joe Meek. From opener “The Silver Lining,” with its sense of a life teeming with possibility (and a deft lyrical borrow from Steinbeck and some 11th century poetry), to the rising strings and keyboards of the dramatic finale “Futures,” The Ornament sounds full but never overstuffed. This is a record full of judicious choices. Why squander the recording budget on a full string section, when the warbling, imperfect sound of the Mellotron boasts sufficient charms all its own?

Although he wrote all the songs, calling Gold Leaves a solo project is a misnomer.

Olsen had a great deal of help making The Ornament. Jason Quever of Papercuts was by his side through most of the recording process, serving as co-producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist. Quever helped guide editorial choices, keeping scratch vocals when Olsen wanted to go back into the vocal booth and try again, and laid down the four-in-the-morning cello part that haunts “Hanging Window.” With a résumé that encompasses tutelage under Motown veterans and credits with Beach House and Brightblack Morning Light, Ben McConnell was an ideal percussionist to anchor Olsen’s amorphous musical ideas. Thao Ngyuen (Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Thao & Mirah), Amy Blaschke, and members of the Moondoggies all contributed backing vocals.

“Nothing gold can stay.” Memories fade, emotions change… and songs take on new meaning. For Grant Olsen, The Ornament assembles curios and souvenirs from a specific period in his life, yet these tokens will carry a different currency for each listener. Only time will tell if the music of Gold Leaves endures for generations to come, but at the moment, The Ornament certainly sounds like an old favorite in the making.

GOLD LEAVES

06/10 Seattle, WA Nuemos

Gold Leaves 2
Gold Leaves

The Ornament
(Hardly Art)

Street Date: Aug. 16, 2011

01. The Silver Lining
02. The Ornament
03. Endless Dope
04. Hanging Window
05. Cruel & Kind
06. Honeymoon
07. Hard Feelings
08. The Companion
09. Futures

BLONDES RELEASE NEW 12” SINGLE IN ONGOING SERIES

On June 6, BLONDES return with the Business / Pleasure 12″, the second in a three part series on NYC’s RVNG Intl label exploring duality concepts. The two 12″ sides were performed and recorded live without overdubs while the duo was stationed in Berlin between European dates this past winter. Both “Business” and “Pleasure” let the melodic textures breath before layers of synth, sub bass, and percussion are marched out and into the deep pockets of these late-night, hypnotic house burners.

BLONDES are also pleased to release their video for “Pleasure,” directed by video artist Farley Gwazda. Assembled entirely from animated gifs – scientific diagrams, mathematical figures, representations of data, and renderings of simulated systems, this video appropriates images meant to serve as a rational demonstration of logical concepts and transmogrifies them into a cosmic trip.

In the same way that BLONDES use analogue instruments to humanize electronica and create psychedelic soundscapes, this video explores irrational paths to knowledge and investigates how information is processed into meaningful experience.

The band will be performing a run of dates in May and June in Europe and North America, including appearances at Primavera Festival in Barcelona, MoMa in New York City, and We Love at Space in Ibiza with Caribou.

6/11 Museum of Modern Art, New York City

6/18 285 Kent, Brooklyn, NY

6/26 Space/We Love with Caribou, Ibiza

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Lali Puna Debuts Video for “Move On” off Latest Full-length Our Inventions

Munich-based quartet Lali Puna has debuted a new video for single “Move On” off of their latest LP, Our Inventions on Morr Music. Watch the video for “Move On” at the MTV Hive premiere or at Vimeo. Its release coincides with a brand new 7-inch on Morr Music featuring “Move On” as well as the previously unreleased track “See the Wood for Trees” on the b-side. “See the Wood for Trees” lyrically comments on the novel “The Virgin Suicides.”

“Move On” is the second video that London based artist Yu Sato (Best Music Video at the British Animation Awards 2006 for ‘Swanmeat’ by Subtle) has directed for the group. Watch the first one “That Day” over at Vimeo. In the video above a woman endlessly peels purple potatoes trapped in the surrounding walls of her kitchen. The lyrics of the song are consistent with her plight as she mouths, “I’m gonna work fast ’cause tomorrow comes quick, we all move on.” See if she ever breaks free and if ends the daily monotony.

For more info, please visit:
http://www.lalipuna.de
http://www.myspace.com/morrlalipuna
http://www.morrmusic.com

Tampa’s Sleepy Vikings to launch tour amid hometown love for “They Will Find You Here” debut.

06/08 Tampa, FL @ Cappy’s Pizza (Seminole Heights) Acoustic Tour Kick Off Party

06/10 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge w/ Casper & The Cookies, The Shut-Ups

06/11 Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof w/ Sleepy Eye Giant

06/12 West Columbia, SC @ One Unit Art Space w/ Nathan Hussey (of All Get Out), Future Wives, Dear Kavalier

06/13 Richmond, VA @ Sprout FREE!

06/14 Charlottesville, VA @ The Box FREE!

06/15 Chapel Hill, NC @ Night Light w/ Bastages, Gods of Harvest

06/16 Newark, DE @ Mojo Main w/ The Sky Drops, Troubled Hips

06/17 Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery w/ The Sky Drops, Thrushes, Young Jaguars

06/18 Washington, DC @ Bella Cafe w/ Thrushes, Mittenfields, Forevsner

06/18 Washington, DC Kultura’s Books In-Store

06/19 Philadelphia, PA @ King Fu Neck Tie w/ Gypsy Death and You, Eat Your Birthday Cake

06/20 Somerville, MA @ The Rosebud

06/21 Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop w/ Alberta Cross

06/22 New York, NY @ Pianos w/ The Stationary Set, The Twees, Jump Into The Gospel

06/23 Cleveland, OH @ The Happy Dog

06/24 Champaign, IL @ Mike n’ Molly’s

06/25 Nashville, TN @ The Basement w/ Heypenny, PDA

06/26 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia

06/27 Atlanta, GA @ Club 529 w/ Today The Moon Tomorrow the Sun

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Sleepy Vikings

They Will Find You Here

(New Granada, Out Now)