New Granada welcomes Nashville’s The Winter Sounds

The Winter Sounds
(pictured in hometown Nashville….no, wait! That’s San Francisco!)

We couldn’t be happier to announce the addition of Nashville’s favorite
indie/dance/folk/punk mega-monster touring machine
The Winter Sounds to the New Granada family roster.
Look for a November release of their upcoming full length Runner.

More info soon, very soon!

THE WINTER SOUNDS ONLINE:
thewintersounds.com
facebook.com/thewintersounds
twitter.com/thewintersounds
newgranada.com

The Alchemist Presents…Durag Dynasty

You first heard them on The Alchemist’s new album Russian Roulette, and now they’re back with a brand new leak track, “The World’s Most Dangerous.” Durag Dynasty is a new super-group featuring West Coast emcees Planet Asia, Killer Ben, and Tristate. Durag Dynasty’s debut album 360 Waves, entirely produced by The Alchemist, is set to hit stores later this year.

IO ECHO RELEASES SELF-TITLED EP ON OCTOBER 16

Io Echo will release their self-titled debut EP on October 16 via IAMSOUND. Their full-length, Ministry of Love, is set for release in early 2013. The EP will include the track “Carnation” featuring Jonny Pierce of The Drums as well as current single “When The Lilies Die”.

Io Echo is LA-based Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross. Their unique blend of pop melodies, dark 90’s industrial influences, and far eastern elements such as Japanese koto harps and Chinese violins caught the attention of early admirers such as Florence and The Machine, TV on The Radio, and The Big Pink (for whom Leopold also plays bass) who each offered the band recent high-profile support slots on their tours. Perhaps most notably, Io echo were hand picked to open for Nine Inch Nails at the band’s last ever show.

Io Echo and IAMSOUND Records also co-curated the music and arts festival PLAY MOCA – An opportunity that came about when MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch expressed his excitement for the band after seeing them perform. The series kicked off Friday at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art with performances by Io Echo + Salem, and visual art by Drew Barrymore. The event will continue with Zola Jesus, Active Child, Cults, and Lord Huron with visual art by Benjamin Millipied, Rodarte, and Emmet Malloy.

The band also recently composed the score to the Harmony Korine + James Franco film “Rebel.” Their unique, genre pioneering style, both musical and visual have tastemakers proclaiming them as ones to watch.

For more information on Io Echo, visit http://www.ioechomusic.com. For info on PLAY MOCA, http://www.moca.org/audio/blog/?p=3497.

IO ECHO EP TRACKLISTING

01. Shanghai Girls

02. When The Lillies Die

03. Ministry of Love

04. Outsiders (Slow Version)

05. Carnation (featuring Jonny Pierce of The Drums)

VIDEO: Io Echo “When The Lillies Die”

TWITTER

http://www.twitter.com/ioecho

FACEBOOK

http://www.facebook.com/ioecho

M83 LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

M83 – the brainchild of French musician Anthony Gonzales – will kick off another extensive North American tour in support of its double album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (Mute),at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory this Wednesday, August 1st. The run includes a sold-out SummerStage show on August 8th in New York City’s Central Park, performances at numerous festivals – including Lollapalooza, FYF Fest, Bumbershoot and the Austin City Limits Festival – and two nights at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City (10/2 & 3).

“Outro,” the closing track on Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, is used to striking effect in the trailer for “Cloud Atlas,” which trended worldwide on Twitter when it debuted online last week. Set for October 26th release by Warner Bros. Pictures, the adaptation of the David Mitchell novel was directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski and its stellar cast includes Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. You can hear “Outro” in the extended first look at “Cloud Atlas” at:

http://ilovem83.com/2012/07/27/cloud-atlas-trailer/

The New York Timeshailed Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming as “M83 at its best – vibrant, elegant and unpredictable…a shimmering album that wears its thrill on its sleeve” and Pitchfork praised it as “22 tracks of horizon-spanning, unabashedly epic synth rock, a double album without a wasted moment.” “No one is better, or more single-minded, when it comes to evoking dream-pop awe,” declared SPIN. It topped critics’ end-of-year lists at Nylon, Filter and numerous other outlets and spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the CMJ Top 200.

“Midnight City,” a Top 5 hit at Modern Rock radio, is RIAA-certified Gold. It was the No. 1 song of the year at Pitchfork, Stereogum, Under the Radar, PopMatters and Sirius XMU and will be featured on Now That’s What I Call Music #43 (out August 7th). “Midnight City” can be heard in the Katy Perry film “A Part of Me” and in this fall’s 2012 Nissan Sentra advertising campaign.The accompanying video, directed by Fleur & Manu, has nearly 14 million views and their clip for M83’s new single, “Reunion,” prompted Rolling Stone to observe: “It’s really too bad this isn’t an actual movie – the mix of hyper-romantic music and arresting sci-fi visuals would make for a great summer popcorn flick.” “Reunion” can be viewed at:

Gonzalez, who now lives in Los Angeles, will score the upcoming film “Oblivion,” directed by Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”) and starring Tom Cruise. After the success of 2008’s Saturdays=Youth, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and led to tours with Kings of Leon, The Killers and Depeche Mode, Gonzalez sought to realize his childhood dream of a double disc record. Producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp) and guitarist Brad Laner (Medicine) were central to the creation of Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. They were joined in the studio by Morgan Kibby, who appeared on Saturdays=Youth and frequently tours with Anthony, and L.A.-based chanteuse Zola Jesus.

Reviewing M83’s sold-out fall 2011 show at Webster Hall, The New York Times praised Gonzalez as “electric…It was a stage show worthy of a much larger stage.” The sentiment was echoed by BuzzBands.LA, which summed up M83’s appearance at Coachella 2012 in three words: “Need bigger tent.” Billboard pegged their performance as one of the festival’s 10 best and three M83-related hash tags trended worldwide on Twitter during the festival. After its North American tour wraps up at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, CA on October 14, M83 will play a series of European dates – including the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris on November 1st.

M83 – North American Tour Dates

August

1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

2 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

3 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

4 -Toronto, ON @ Historic Fort York

7 – Portland, ME @State Theater

8 – New York, NY @ Central Park – SummerStage

31 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA

September

1 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest

3 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot 2012

5 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre

6 – Calgary, AB @ Mac Ewan Ballroom

26 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason

27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando

29 – Richmond, VA @ The National

30 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa

October

2 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

3 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

4 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater

7 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

9 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

11 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom

12 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

14-San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival

KANY GARCIA embarks on her most internationally appealing project to date

Multiple Latin Grammy-winner Kany García has international exposure in her sights with her self-titled third album. On Kany García, she delights us with her wisdom, her turns of phrase, and her fresh sound that have made her one of Latin pop music’s most recognizable young artists.

This talented Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, who is signed to Sony Music, mixes heart-wrenching ballads with rhythmic songs as she shares an eclectic vision of Latin American sounds. The album is produced by the maestro Julio Reyes Copello (Marc Anthony, Jennifer López, Chayanne, Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio, Nelly Furtado), with co-production by Kany herself.

As she says: “What I do is not just sing, but create. And a person isn’t going to create all the time. Life and experiences make us evolve and want to do other things.” The lyrics of Kany García could be described as more concise. Her colorful musical palette includes the Colombian papayera (which could be compared to Mexican banda music), the Hawaiian ukelele, along with woodwinds, brass, percussion, violins and the Venezuelan llanera harp.

“This album is very genuine,” Kany notes. “Everything in my life is where it’s supposed to be.”

Kany García comprises 12 tracks, all of them self-written – nine new songs and three intriguing new takes on her previous hits. It also features duets with none other than Franco de Vita, the Spanish singers Antonio Carmona and Dani Martin, and the Colombian duo Jorge Celedón & Jimmy Zambrano.

The album dazzles with the enchanting ballad “Alguien” (Someone), which draws you in with a hypnotic intro that slowly builds to an iconic peak: “When someone fails us,” she explains, “we believe that no one suffers like we do, that no one loves like we do.” This song’s message will strike a chord with many of us.

With its acoustic framing, “Pasaporte a la Luna” (Passport to the Moon), expresses in a natural way the love that Kany García feels for her husband, Carlos Padial. “It has the most incredible lyrics on the entire album,” Kany says. “It’s a poem.”

Meanwhile, the bohemian, troubadour-styled “Si Yo Me Olvido” (If I Forget) reaffirms the importance of her roots. “It doesn’t matter where you find yourself in life. There are things you can’t forget – like your culture, your country and your beliefs.”

For her parents, she wrote “Demasiado Bueno” (Too Good). “It’s the only song that makes me hold back tears.”

She mischievously tweaks egoism on the uptempo “Que Te Vaya Mal” (I Wish You Bad Luck).

“Cuando Se Va el Amor” (When Love Goes Away) takes an optimistic view about the end of a relationship. The autobiographical “Me Quedo” (I’ll Keep On) tells us what it’s like to be an artist and sets it to a cumbia beat. “I’ll keep on making noise for the community, because I represent it,” Kany sings.

Among her reinvented hits are “Hoy Ya Me Voy” (Today I Leave). This “unplugged” treasure is a powerful duet with the legendary singer/songwriter Franco de Vita and features piano as the only musical accompaniment. On “Estigma de Amor” (Stigma of Love), Antonio Carmona lends a flamenco touch, while Dani Martin, former lead singer of El Canto del Loco, adds a soulful dimension to “Esta Soledad” (This Loneliness).

The Colombian folkloric superstars Jorge Celedón and Jimmy Zambrano contribute their vocals and accordion riffs to the danceable “Que Me Quieras” (May You Love Me), which fuses the tropical rhythms of vallenato and bomba.

Recorded at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, the CD + DVD features musical backing by students and by a world-class band, including the American drummer Aaron Sterling (John Legend, Rolling Stones), the Colombian guitarist and producer Andrés Castro (Carlos Vives), bass player Guillermo Vadalá (Fito Páez), and her pianist and musical director Marcos Sánchez (Luis Fonsi), among others.

The album Kany García goes to retail and digital outlets July 31.

Follow her

Official Website: www.kanygarcia.com

NASHVILLE PUSSY Announces August Tour Dates Supporting ZZ Top

Southern hard rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY have confirmed a string of West Coast tour dates for August. This run will include shows supporting legendary classic rockers ZZ Top as well as a string of headline dates.

Frontman Blaine Cartwright is beyond excited to be touring with one of his favorite bands of all time ZZ Top:

“It is the high point of our career to be playing with ZZ Top.”

Guitarist Ruyter Suys added:

“NASHVILLE PUSSY will bring the meat and the fire, the audience can marinate in beer and ZZ Top can slow cook it til the meat falls off the bone!”

NASHVILLE PUSSY recently released a live record recorded all over Europe in a special 2 CD re-release of their last studio album From Hell To Texas which was completely remixed for this edition.

NASHVILLE PUSSY has also started work on their new album; more details are expected to be announced soon.

NASHVILLE PUSSY LIVE:

Headline Shows
8/13: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
8/16: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
8/17: Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
8/19: Oakland, CA @ The Uptown Theater
8/23: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
8/25: Boise, ID @ Neurolux

With ZZ Top
8/14: Bakersfield, CA @ Bakersfield Fox
8/15: Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center
8/18: Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
8/21: Eagle, ID @ Eagle River Pavilion
8/22: Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn
8/24: Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater

For more info visit:
http://www.nashvillepussy.com/home
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nashville-Pussy/13091707669
https://twitter.com/#!/BashfulPuppy

STOLEN BABIES Announces Physical and Digital Release Dates for Upcoming Album, ‘Naught’

Avant-garde metal band STOLEN BABIES can now reveal the physical and digital release dates for their upcoming album, Naught. The album will be released digitally on September 18, 2012 and physically on October 16, 2012. The album art was unveiled last week and can be viewed now at Bloody-Disgusting.com. The album art is illustrated by artist Crab Scrambly and can be viewed now at this location. Stay tuned for more details about the album coming soon.

This September, STOLEN BABIES will be touring the United States with co-headliners Devin Townsend Project, Katatonia, and special guests Paradise Lost as part of the “Epic Kings & Idols Tour” (DTP and Katatonia will alternate in headlining each show). The tour kicks-off in Seattle, WA at Studio 7 on September 4, 2012 and travels throughout the United States until September 24th when it comes to a close in Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live. See below for all current STOLEN BABIES tour dates, including two dates scheduled before tour kick-off and several one-off headline dates during and after.

PRE-TOUR STOLEN BABIES DATES:

Sept. 1–Englewood, CO–Moe’s – “Gothic Theatre Block Party”

Sept. 2–Salt Lake City, UT–The Metro – headline show

“EPIC KINGS & IDOLS TOUR” DATES:

Sept. 4–Seattle, WA–Studio 7
Sept. 5–Vancouver, BC–Commodore
Sept. 7–San Francisco, CA–Great American Music Hall
Sept. 8–Los Angeles, CA–El Rey Theater
Sept. 9–Phoenix, AZ–Marquee Theater
Sept. 11–Houston, TX–Warehouse Live Studio
Sept. 12–Dallas, TX–Trees
Sept. 13–Lawrence, KS–Granada

Sept. 14–Denver, CO—Summit (STOLEN BABIES not performing on this date)
Sept. 15–Des Moines, IA – House of Bricks (STOLEN BABIES headline show)

Sept. 16–Minneapolis, MN—Station 4
Sept. 17–Chicago, IL–Bottom Lounge
Sept. 18–Pittsburgh, PA–Mr. Smalls
Sept. 19–Toronto, ON–Opera House
Sept. 20–Montreal, QC–Cafe Campus

Sept. 21–Worcester, MA–Palladium
Sept. 22–Philadelphia, PA–TLA
Sept. 23–New York, NY–Irving Plaza

Sept. 24–Baltimore, MD–Rams Head Live

POST-TOUR STOLEN BABIES DATES:

Sept. 26–Detroit, MI– I-Rock Nightclub– headline show

Sept. 27–Cleveland, OH — Peabody’s Downunder – headline show

Sept. 28–West Springfield, VA–Empire – headline show

Sept. 29–Charlotte, NC–The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall – headline show

Sept. 30–Atlanta, GA–The Masquerade – headline show

Oct. 1–Nasville, TN–Exit/In – headline show

Oct. 2–New Orleans, LA–The Parish House of Blues – headline show

STOLEN BABIES is:

Dominique Lenore Persi – Lead Vocals/Accordion

Rani Sharone – Bass/Vocals

Gil Sharone – Drums

Ben Rico – Keyboard/Vocals/Percussion

Davey Oberlin – Guitar (touring member)

For more information on STOLEN BABIES, please visit these websites:

www.stolenbabiestheband.com

www.facebook.com/stolenbabiesofficial

www.twitter.com/stolenbabies

www.myspace.com/stolenbabies

Quicksand’s ’93 Major Label Debut ‘Slip’ to be Reissued

On September 11, 2012, ShopRadioCast will release the first official vinyl reissue of Quicksand’s major label debut, Slip, since its original pressing in 1993. The album from the 90’s NYC post-hardcore band fronted by Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Rival Schools) is re-mastered and pressed on limited edition 180 Gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket which includes a Euro inner sleeve.

The pre-order launches on Tuesday, July 31 at 2pm est at: http://www.shopradiocast.com/products/Quicksand-%252d-Slip-LP.html.

Vinyl Colors:

First Pressing

180 Gram Red/ Black Swirl (LTD 500) – Shop Radio Cast Exclusive

180 Gram Green/ Yellow Swirl (LTD 500) – Shop Radio Cast Exclusive

180 Gram Black (LTD 500) – Dine Alone Records Exclusive

Track Listing:

Fazer

Head to Wall

Dine Alone

Slip

Freezing Process

Lie and Wait

Unfulfilled

Can Opener

Omission

Baphomet

Too Official

Transparent

How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths cover)

ShopRadioCast is an online store specializing in new and limited run vinyl records.

www.shopradiocast.com

JIMMY CLIFF’S DAYTROTTER SESSION NOW LIVE

Jimmy Cliff’s Daytrotter Session is now available to stream and download. Recorded this past March in Austin, Texas during SXSW, the session features “Children’s Bread”, “I Can See Clearly Now”, “The Harder They Come”, and “Cry No More”. Cliff is currently touring the world in support of his critically album, REBIRTH, available now via Universal Music Enterprises. See below for a complete list of remaining tour dates.

In addition, Cliff recently invited his fans to make the official music video for the album’s first single, “One More”. Entries must be submitted by August 20th and the overall winner (as chosen by Jimmy Cliff, Universal Music and Genero) will receive $4,000. Outstanding videos will also be nominated for the 2012 Genero Awards and in the running for $25,000 in prizes. For more information and details on how to participate, click HERE.

JIMMY CLIFF TOUR DATES

AUGUST

1 – Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund

3 – Gignac, France – Festival Ecaussyteme

4 – Crozon, France – Festival du Bout du Monde

5 – Pauillac, France – Reggae Sun Ska Festival

6 – Greenwich, UK – Indigo2

8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Grote Zaal

10 – Bildein, Austria – Picture On Festival

18 – Toronto, Canada – Phoenix Concert Theatre

19 – Montreal Canada, Montreal International Reggae Fest

21 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Sol / Santa Fe Brewing Co.

22 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater

23 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

24 – Del Mar, CA – Del Mar Race Track

25 – Stateline, NV – MontBleu Outdoor Ampitheatre

SEPTEMBER

22 – Pensacola Beach, FL – DeLuna Fest

29 – Mountain View, CA – Harmony By The Bay Festival

PURCHASE REBIRTH ON ITUNES / AMAZON

“Reggae’s greatest living singer”

“It’s the sound of history circling in wondrous ways”

Rolling Stone

“Rebirth is a perfect companion to Jamaica’s independence. It reaches back to the era of ska, travels through the era of rockers and roots reggae, and demonstrates the power of the music today.”
Pitchfork

“… a flawless album”
Alternative Press

www.jimmycliff.com

PRIMITIVE WEAPONS: Tour With Mares Of Thrace And Pilgrim Begins Tomorrow

Brooklyn metallic hardcore outfit PRIMITIVE WEAPONS are prepared to embark on their next tour in support of their debut LP The Shadow Gallery. The tour kicks off tomorrow evening in Boston and will pillage its way through the Northeastern and Upper Midwest US states for eleven dates. PRIMITIVE WEAPONS will co-headline the trek with Calgary’s metallic sludgesters Mares Of Thrace and Providence’s doom troupe Pilgrim. Following this set of dates PW will branch off for two newly booked shows in Minneapolis and Fargo alongside Gay Witch Abortion, Blackthorne. The band have also been  confirmed to support Long Island hardcore heroes Vision Of Disorder at a Brooklyn gig in November, and will continue to announce more live appearances in the coming weeks.

 

The seven churning, expansive tracks on PRIMITIVE WEAPONS‘ debut LP The Shadow Gallery cover an incredible amount of territory and engage the listener with crushing grooves and empowering swells, showing fans of forward-thinking metallic hardcore and free-form metal what the band is all about. The album was released in March via Prosthetic Records as the band stormed SXSW 2012. Since its release into the public The Shadow Gallery has amassed praise from fans and media outlets across the globe, the band touring regionally throughout the Northeastern states.

 

Stream The Shadow Gallery in its entirety VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN.

 

PRIMITIVE WEAPONS Confirmed Tour Dates:

7/31/2012 O’Briens – Boston, MA w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim

8/01/2012 Columbus Club – North Providence, RI w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim

8/02/2012 Cherry St. Station – Wallingford, CT w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim

8/03/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim

8/04/2012 Broadway Bar – Amityville, NY w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim

8/05/2012 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim

8/06/2012 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim

8/07/2012 The Depot – York, PA w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim

8/08/2012 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim

8/09/2012 Ruby Tuesday – Columbus, OH w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim

8/10/2012 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Mares Of Thrace, Pilgrim

8/12/2012 Hexagon Bar – Minneapolis, MN w/ Gay Witch Abortion, Blackthorne
8/13/2012 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND w/ Gay Witch Abortion, Blackthorne

11/24/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY w/ Vision Of Disorder [info]

 

“…they do an admirable job of unnerving you while beating you senseless, insidious and alluring melodies infecting everything they do. As a statement of intent, The Shadow Gallery leaves no doubt that Primitive Weapons is the real deal… 9/10” – Outburn

 

“It’s a coruscating blend of slow-motion hard/metalcore with a bit of good ol’ American sludge bringing up the rear.” – Decibel

 

“Primitive Weapons know a little of a good thing goes a long way, and that their full-volume maximum-effort music straddles a delicate line between exhilarating and exhausting. Holding back on the song front might irk fans that want all the Primitive Weapons they can handle, but better to leave them wanting more than to wear out a welcome. 7.9/10” – Pitchfork

 

“Take Deadguy’s burly, mid-tempo chaos, dice up the spaces between with tribal, Liars-esque drumbeats… creepy melodic passages… and a cacophony of swirling riffs… and you have The Shadow Gallery in a nutshell.” – Alternative Press

 

“…for all their noisy bluster and rigid unpredictability they rarely lose sight of the songs themselves. The attention paid to dynamics and the relative brevity (no songs exceed the 5 minute mark) keep things both concise and cathartic. 4/5” – The PRP

 

“Primitive Weapons have somehow found their own singular voice in a post-Mastodonian minefield littered with carcasses of bands that have tried and failed to capture the energy of the latter’s early recordings.” – Metalsucks