Wednesday, December 23, 2009

RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN DECADENCE WITH MSTRKRFT at THE WEBSTER HALL NEW YEARS EVE BALL 2010!

THE BIGGEST NEW YEARS EVE PARTY IN NYC
DISPLAYING THE LARGEST BALLOON DROP IN THE FREE WORLD!
FEATURING THIS YEAR'S MOST CELEBRATED DUO AND EXCLUSIVE GUESTS:
NYE 2010 @ Webster Hall - Special 3AM Afterhours with MSTRKRFT
All AT THE GREATEST NYE BALL ON EARTH!

The NYE celebration at Webster Hall sells out every year and there’s a reason for it. After it’s birth over 120 years ago Webster Hall owns the best reputation for throwing the most decadent NYE celebration year after year. It was the first nightclub in America built in 1886 and now in the newly renovated space, Webster Hall boasts 4 floors offering 5 adventurous and most festive rooms full of the world's best music to suit your tastes for every mood courtesy of eight of NYCs BEST DJS. The Grand Ballroom, Marlin Room, The Studio, Balcony Lounge and the Green Room will all be open NYE, featuring everything from Hip Hop, House, to Top 40 Mash Up, Electro, 80s Rock, Pop, and Disco, making this the LARGEST INDOOR PATY IN NYC ever!! The New Years Eve Ball at Webster Hall is the mother of all parties! Thousands of people come to celebrate the beginning of a new year, to express their love of life and to release their wildest fantasies at what truly is the Greatest Party on Earth!!
As we countdown to 2010, Those at Webster Hall will witness the LIVE Broadcast from Time Square on Jumbotron, the LARGEST HIGH DEFINITION LCD video wall in NYC! And at midnight The Grand Ballroom will experience the world’s largest balloon drop with over 100,000 balloons free falling from the sky! To top it off, a Complimentary Champagne Toast to chime in 2010.
New Year's Eve at Webster Hall is the biggest night of the year, the stuff that dreams are made of. Along with the most amazing Laser Light show andSoundsystem, Circus Entertainers of all sorts will be in full New Years Eve Celebration mode. From Shane Savant's GoGo Rama, the hottest Fire Breathers, miraculous Aerial Acts, sexy Sword Swallowers, devilish Snake Charmers, mind blowing Tarot Card Readers, astounding Magicians, plus thousands of sexyPartyfreaks will all be there to share the Greatest New Year’s Eve party on Earth with only the BEST music pumping out of each sound system and shocking visual displays not seen anywhere else! The New Years Eve Ball at Webster Hall is an adventure no witness will ever forget.
Plus get a Free Webster Hall 2010 membership card (good for free admission to the club Thursday, Friday, Saturday - all year long)-Silver ticket and vip ticket only
And just when every other party is about to take the big fade, there is no chance of that happening at Webster Hall. At 3AM who better else suited to ring in 2010 in style than this year’s most celebrated electronic duo and the massive dance club destroyers themselves:
MSTRKRFT

Thursday, December 31, 2009
Webster Hall presents
NYC New Years Eve 2010
Special After Hours Performance
MSTRKRFT
NYE 2010 MSTRKRFT @ Webster Hall - Special 3AM Afterhours:

Witness an exclusive 3 AM after-hours live performance by the massive dance club destroyers, MSTRKFRT on New Year’s Eve Friday, December 31, 2009 at the monumental party superstructure Webster Hall. Celebrate, dance, and revel with MSTRKRFT and thousands of others at The Greatest Party on Earth – New Years Eve at Webster Hall! Toronto-born DJ/production duo Jesse F. Keeler and Al-P aka MSTRKRFT will be getting the party started with hard-hitting electro bangers from 3 AM and beyond. Renowned for consistently putting on a memorable and highly danceable show, MSTRKRFT will be heating things up until the wee hours of the morning. It’s going to be a long night of sweaty dancing and wild debauchery beneath green sweeping lasers, mind-blowing fire displays, and other exciting visual pleasures found nowhere else.
2009 has been a banner year for MSTRKRFT. The Canadian duo took their latest anthems to the crowds prominently placed at all the big spring festivals in addition to a string of solo dates across the world. Their sophomore album Fist of God, featured contributions from N.O.R.E., Ghostface Killah, ISIS of Thunderheist, Bay Area hip hop icon E-40, Freeway, Lil' Mo, and John Legend, and is a versatile collection of guaranteed dancefloor fillers. The album is a follow up to their acclaimed debut album The Looks, and it is a timeless, urban-infused collection of thumping dance beats that have critics and fans craving more.
"MSTRKRFT's music is sweaty and thick, convincingly urgent and highly sexual - only it's full-on house music" -ALTERNATIVE PRESS
"Club-ready dance beats, electro-tastic blips and wails, machine-gun blasts, and gravelly synths to move the feet of well-heeled hipsters and dancing queens alike." -SPIN
"You get the sense that there's no dingy rock 'n' roll club that they can't turn into a sweaty, over-sexed rave." -XLR8R

Party goes from 8pm-9am (WH SERVES LIQUOR UNTIL 8AM!!!)
19+ TO ENTER, 21 TO DRINK.
GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID REQUIRED.
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET (19+) $75

General admission ticket includes:

-Admission to the biggest and most legendary New Years Eve in the history of the New York City, the greatest city on Earth!
-Party Favors
-champagne toast at midnight
-Includes admission to LIVE AFTER HOURS PERFORMANCE BY MSTRKRFT

SILVER TICKET (21+) $150

Silver ticket includes:

- Admission to the biggest and most legendary New Years Eve in the history of the New York City, the greatest city on Earth!
- 6 hour premium top-shelf open bar from 8pm - 2am (12 bars)
- Party Favors
- Champagne toast at midnight
- Webster Hall 2010 membership card for free admission all year until 1am ($300 value)
- Includes admission to LIVE AFTER HOURS PERFORMANCE BY MSTRKRFT
Premium VIP Table (21+) SOLD OUT!!!!!!!

Witness the merrymaking, the spectacle, the unforgettable night that is New Years Eve at Webster Hall from the comfort and luxury of a private table. Complete with exclusive table service and your choice from a selection of top-shelf liquors and Champagnes.

VIP Table Ticket includes: SOLD OUT!!!!!!

- Access to balcony high VIP lounge with Birds eye view of the show
– Private VIP table for up to 4/6/8 guests
- One bottle of PREMIUM liquor of your choice
- One bottle Moet & Chandon White Star Champagne
- Gourmet platter of hors d'oeuvres
- Classic New Years Eve party favors to help you and your guests enjoy the festivities!
- VIP coat check included
- VIP table waitress service all night
- Webster Hall gift bag for all guests!
*gift bag includes FREE 2010 Webster Hall membership card (Free admission to WH all year long!), FREE Webster Hall T-shirt, FREE CD, and more surprises!

AFTER HOURS TICKET (Enter After 2:30am) - $60

After Hours Ticket Includes:

- Admission to LIVE AFTER HOURS PERFORMANCE BY MSTRKRFT
-Cash Bar Available
-Party Favors

Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Info: 212.353.1600
Doors open at 8 pm
For all tickets and info: <http://www.websterhall.com/nye/>

Monday, December 21, 2009

Broken Bells - The High Road single free download

A detour to your new life...

Be the first to hear the first single "The High Road" by Broken Bells. The song is now available as a free download on www.brokenbells.com for a limited time today!

The album is in stores on March 9, 2010 and is now available for pre-order as a LIMITED EDITION DELUXE MUSIC BOX, LP & CD! Order now and receive exclusive material in 2010.

The High Road will be available at iTunes and Amazon.com on Tuesday, December 22.

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facebook.com/brokenbellsmusic
youtube.com/brokenbells
twitter.com/broken_bells

Friday, December 18, 2009

SAM AMIDON’S I SEE THE SIGN TO BE RELEASED MARCH 1


Singer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon’s fourth solo album I See The Sign will be released March 1 by Bedroom Community. Amidon transforms age-old secular ballads, gospel, folk songs and hymns through his direction, vision, vocals, banjo, guitar and contributions from Shahzad Ismaily, Nico Muhly, Beth Orton and Valgeir Sigurðsson.

I See The Sign sets the stage for Amidon’s second Bedroom Community release to showcase deft attention to songcraft and collaboration. Where All Is Well—his last recording, which CMJ called “a goose-bump-manufacturing sonic pièce de résistance”—foregrounded voice and strings to share tales of human endurance, I See The Sign is a carefully constructed battle and balance of musical sensibilities surveying the psychological extremes of existence.

From three children’s singing games popularized by Georgia Sea Islands songstress Bessie Jones (which feature Orton’s vocals) to an intimate rendition of R. Kelly’s “Relief,” Amidon creates visionary epics from established modes, traversing the emotional gamut with the help of collaborators. Multi-instrumentalist, composer and longtime Amidon collaborator Ismaily has worked with a range of musicians including Laurie Anderson, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jolie Holland, Rage Against the Machine, Lou Reed and Tom Waits. Ismaily’s expansive contributions are offset by Nico Muhly’s chamber-orchestral arrangements for string, brass, and woodwinds that continue the groundbreaking work he began on All Is Well. In an environment of struggle, euphony, and polyphony, Valgeir Sigurðsson’s role as producer grounds this sonic psychogeography.

Prior to I See The Sign, Amidon released Solo Fiddle (2001), But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted (Plug Research, 2007), All Is Well (Bedroom Community, 2008), as well five albums as a teenager with his band Popcorn Behavior. He draws comics and makes videos as well; Amidon’s work has shown at Luhturm in Leipzig, Audio Visual Art in New York City and in a multimedia performance at New York’s Museum of Art and Design.

About Bedroom Community
Bedroom Community is an Icelandic record label/collective that was formed in 2006 by Valgeir Sigurðsson with Ben Frost and Nico Muhly. These like-minded yet diverse individuals from different corners of the globe all creatively orbit around an inconspicuous building on the outskirts of Reykjavík, Iceland—Greenhouse Studios, where they create most of their music.
http://www.myspace.com/samamidon
http://www.samamidon.com/

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bear Hands Join the Cantora Family!

Coming in 2010

Friday, December 11 2009

We couldn't be more thrilled to announce the latest addition to our roster of artists - New York's Bear Hands. Keep your eyes peeled for the "What A Drag" free digital package and remixes, limited 7", live studio film, some insane shows and a whole lot more in 2010. Peep the teaser video after the jump.

With well over 150 live dates behind them covering the US, Canada, The UK, France and even Brazil, Bear Hands has toured with Passion Pit and Hockey, and shared the stage with MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot, Ambulance Ltd, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Airborne Toxic Event, Matt & Kim, and The Antlers among many others. The boys have played festivals such as Reading, Leads, Siren and Rockness. Look out for a US tour this coming Spring...

Visit the Bear Hands Artist Page to stream and download tracks, view the live show archives, and scan the band's press library.

“The newest hardest-working band in New York might just be one of the best” - NME on Bear Hands

"...a pitch-perfect pairing of post-punk and indie rock." - SPIN on Bear Hands

"Spectacular." - Billboard on Bear Hands

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

VersanT Release date: Release date: February 17, 2010


Could I be wrong/ Or is this the old song/ Ushering the new dawn? – “Quick Escapes”

Sweden, the unofficial headquarters of sparkling electro-pop, seems an inevitable launching pad for Versant. Led by Carah Faye, former frontwoman of the Grammy-nominated Shiny Toy Guns, and producer Daniel Johansson, Versant synthesizes the melodicism of a true pop siren with up-to-the-minute textures that can ignite both dance floors and rock clubs.
“Versant is a summation of dreams,” says Carah Faye. “It’s music we believe ‘belongs’ but is rarely understood, much less brought to reality.” Lyrically, Faye draws from real-life experiences and reveals their difficult, but ultimately transcendent, lessons: “I will wait for the truth to find me/ But I will never leave it to you” (“Out of Touch”). Faye and Johansson’s goal is that they, and the band, are “helping people to heal or be inspired to hope.”
Johansson and Faye met in the most organic of ways—on the road. Johansson worked as soundman for Shiny Toy Guns as well as for fellow Swedes The Sounds, who tapped him to produce the title track of their 2009 release, Crossing the Rubicon. Unsurprisingly, they draw artistic inspiration from a diverse playlist. “Mew, Kent, Coldplay, The Cardigans and Michael Jackson have been in rotation in 2009—anybody with an individual sound who likes espresso and walks on the beach,” Carah laughs.

Now splitting their time between Sweden, where they will be touring through November, and America, which will feature a highly anticipated showcase at South by Southwest 2010, Versant will drop their self-titled debut on February 17, 2010. Reaction to demos posted on their MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/versantmusic) has been unanimous: Although only debuting, Versant exceeds high expectations, and introduces loyal fans to a bristling new musical collaboration.
Versant is:

Carah Faye: Vocals
Daniel Johansson: Guitar/Keys
Johan Grettve: Guitar/Keys
Richard Ankers: Drums
Nicholas Oja: Bass

Versant online:

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/versantmusic

Twitter: http://twitter.com/VersantMusic

* METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH AND ANTHRAX TO PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY *

* THE BIG FOUR CONFIRMED FOR SONISPHERE POLAND AND CZECH REPUBLIC *

* MORE BIG FOUR APPEARANCES AT SONISPHERE SHOWS PLANNED *

The world wide web has been abound with speculation on a possible “BIG FOUR” tour for several months. Now, SONISPHERE can exclusively reveal that METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAXwill play together for the first time in history, in a move that will have metalheads across the globe frenzied with excitement.

Says LARS ULRICH/METALLICA of this historic announcement:
"Who would have thought that more than 25 years after its inception, thrash metal's big 4 would not only still be around and more popular than ever, but will now play together for the first time...what a mindfuck! Bring it on!"

“It's about fucking time this happened,” said SLAYER’s KERRY KING. “and about time the fans finally get what they want. This is fucking awesome.”

ANTHRAX guitarist SCOTT IAN agrees, commenting on the enormity of the announcement.

“People have been talking about these four bands playing together since 1984. That's twenty-six years of expectation!!! And the thing is, I believe not only will we live up to the expectations, we will shatter them!! No other four bands as influential as the four of us have ever done this. Imagine if The Beatles, Stones, The Who and Zeppelin had done shows? Or Sabbath, Priest, Maiden, Motorhead? Well, I may be getting into some rarified air here but as a fan, that's how big I feel this is.”

These four legendary acts broke out of the underground thrash movement to dominate the metal world in the 1980s, selling millions of records and packing arenas across the globe. The metal giants have never before all shared the same stage, despite huge demand. But on 16th June 2010, METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX will take to the SONISPHERE stage at Bemowo Airport, Poland, to make the dreams of headbangers the world over become a reality. A second Big Four appearance is planned for SONISPHERE CZECH REPUBLIC three days later, with more SONISPHERE shows featuring the awesome combo to be announced in the coming days and weeks.

“This is a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for Heavy Metal “Fans” to see the four greatest Heavy Metal “Bands” in American History back together on one stage” concludes MEGADETH mainman DAVE MUSTAINE. “If there are any heads left at the end of this Festival that haven’t banged, they don’t belong there.”

Tickets available from www.sonispherefestivals.com

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2010 Hip Hop Karaoke Championship Comes to Irving Plaza on January 29th

“So close to a real hip-hop show as to raise the question of what exactly the difference between karaoke hip-hop and non-karaoke hip-hop might be.” -New York Times

Following on the success of the sold-out 1st Annual Hip Hop Karaoke Championship at Highline Ballroom, Hip Hop Karaoke, New York’s most popular hip-hop event, presents the 2010 Hip Hop Karaoke Championship at New York’s Irving Plaza on January 29th. The event will feature 12 of Hip Hop Karaoke’s best battling it out for cash prizes in front of celebrity judges.

Throw away any preconceived notions of the stereotypical karaoke night. Hip Hop Karaoke is not “Ice Ice Baby” over a fake beat in the back of a bar. There are no bouncing balls or cheesy screens. Hip Hop Karaoke takes the traditional concept of karaoke and transforms it into the complete emcee experience. This is the opportunity to grab a mic, get up on stage, and perform to a diverse, enthusiastic crowd. Hip Hop Karaoke uses only the original instrumentals and the hosts ensure that every participant, from the seasoned hip-hop veteran to the casual fan, stays on track.

Over the past month, the organizers held two Regional Championships in Brooklyn and Manhattan, with the highest-scoring competitors advancing to the Championship. At the Championship, performers will pick from Hip Hop Karaoke’s eclectic song list of over 300 classic and current hip-hop songs. After three rounds, one person will emerge as Hip Hop Karaoke Champion and winner of a $1,000 cash prize. Last year, Prince Paul, Dres from BlackSheep and Video Music Box's Ralph McDaniels brought their vast hip-hop knowledge to the judges' table and this year, expect similar legends to bless the stage in January. Hip Hop Karaoke will be announcing this year's judges soon.

Started in December 2004, Hip Hop Karaoke has given thousands of people the opportunity to witness, and participate in, this unique celebration of hip-hop. Hip Hop Karaoke has been visited by such luminaries as Jeru the Damaja, Pete Rock, Rhymefest and Big Daddy Kane (among many others) and has spawned affiliates all over the globe. Everyone from XXL to Spin to Village Voice to New York magazine has sung HHK’s praises and one look makes it easy to see why it’s New York’s most popular hip-hop event.

“Hip Hop Karaoke is an idea so good you’re shocked it hasn’t been thought of earlier.”
-New York Magazine

“Best of New York ” -New York Magazine

“Rap might have come late to the karaoke party, but it’s making up for lost time.” -Guardian

“While hip-hop karaoke nights have been held across the U.S…the most successful and consistent event is New York City ’s Hip-Hop Karaoke. HHK’s foundation is an eclectic song list that runs the gamut from classic favorites…to more obscure gems.” -XXL

“Trendsetting” -Allhiphop.com

“Hip-Hop Karaoke…changed the game, to the delight of our city’s many hip-hop junkies.” -Flavorpill

"Highly recommended" -Gawker

“[The Championship] was a swooning night of revived hip-hop classics.” -Spin

“America’s Wildest Parties” -Spin

“Wildly popular” -URB

“Exhilarating….Rewarding…Another stint on a stage is definitely coming.” -Vibe.com First Person Review

“Knowing all the words to “Ice Ice Baby” isn’t considered ironic or humorous here. If you can spit every word to Big L’s “Put It On” without missing a beat, you’ll fit right in.” -Newsday

“One of the Big Apple’s most innovative and talked-about nights.” -TNT
2008 HHK Championship Winner Chef Lowe
2008 HHK Championship Runner-upDoni D

For Contestant Bios, Performances and More Info, Visit Hip Hop Karaoke's Official Championship Website:
Check out Metromix's Hip Hop Karaoke Photo Gallery


Monday, December 14, 2009

Mark Ronson & Aaron Lacrate's Annual Holiday Party at Webster Hall

Hosted by GBH, Girls & Boys and Webster Hall

Ready for the best holiday party NYC? Mark Ronson and Aaron Lacrate are throwing their annual Holiday Party December 18th at Webster Hall, hosted by your sonic purveyors of all things electronic GBH, Girls & Boys and Webster Hall. And what better way to see out 2009 then to let these Ambassadors of sound and style deck your halls and ring in the holiday season with their choice cuts of classic and next level of booty shaking festive beats.

While these sonic selectors need no introduction for their talents, Golden producer-boy of the decade, GQ’s "Most Stylish Man of 2009,” Mark Ronson continues on his world domination. It is his trademark sound that combines post hip hop soul with break beats, and live string arrangements that have earned him Multi Grammy Awardsincluding Producer of the Year and named Best Male Solo Artist at the UK’s Brit Awards. He’s most infamous for his production work with It Girls, Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen and has worked with everyone from Kaiser Chiefs toPatrick Wolf, and became the first to deliver an official remix for the legendary Bob Dylan. He’s favored by the decadent fashion cognoscenti, the hip hop elite and anyone in general that likes to party. Ultimately it his incredible funky multi-genre DJ sets which are most celebrated and what makes this year’s party unmissable.
Milkcrate boss Aaron Lacrate, whose HBO The Wire X Milkcrate collaboration is available @karmaloop.com, Aaron's music was featured in DJ Hero while recently remixing Madonna and producing 2 tracks on Dizzee Rascal's Gold CD"Tounge N Cheek." Mark and Aaron keep their tradition for their second holiday celebration at Webster Hall. And no other party is better to host then Girls & Boys who’s impeccable taste has brought us the freshest Friday night Party NYC has embraced. Every week Girls & Boys deliver the best electronic music from around the world including MSTRKRFT, A-Trak, Justice, Kid Sister, Steve Aoki, Crookers, Deadmau5, Simian Mobile Disco.

For a limited amount of time, you can get your 10$ ADVANCE TICKETS, first come first serve at: https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/onlineSaleaction=selectPerformance&performance_id=1123374&cobrand=websterhall

With 4 floors and drink specials all night long, the newly renovated Webster Hall is the place to be on December 18th.

And here's a holiday miracle for all to enjoy courtesy of Aaron Lacrate:
http://soundcloud.com/milkcratenyc/aaron-lacrate-live-from-tokyo-


So forget that early Saturday morning holiday shopping spree, let’s keep the tradition going, celebrate the last best party of the decade!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Flaming Lips New Years Eve Annual Show!

Watch Wayne announce The Flaming Lips Annual New Year’s Eve Freakout being held in Oklahoma City. In case you haven’t heard, the band will be playing Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" in its entirety at the stroke of midnight!

Good tickets are still available for as low as $10!! To purchase your tickets go HERE.

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Pre-Order Your Silver Trembling Fetus Ornament & Holiday Specials!

Christmas on Mars comes early this year! You can now pre-order the brand new, Embryonic "Silver Trembling Fetus" ornament! This 3" tall pewter ornament is the perfect holiday gift for any fellow Flaming Lips fan.

Embryonic "Silver Trembling Fetus" Ornament

Embryonic Silver Trembling Fetus Ornament

$30

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Also, the official Flaming Lips online store is having a few holiday specials until December 31st. Buy any 2 tees, and get the 3rd free! Also, you will get FREE standard shipping on orders $50 or more.

Embryonic on Vinyl in Stores Now!

For all you vinyl lovers, the “Embryonic” 2LP is now available in stores! The regular weight colored vinyl discs (1 yellow & 1 blue) come with a BONUS CD of the full album all housed in a double gatefold package. Check your local stores or if you prefer to shop online:

Embryonic Vinyl

Embryonic Vinyl

$24.98

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

We Were Promised Jet Packs are embarking on their first ever headlining American Tour.


Edinburgh-based trio We Were Promised Jet Packs are embarking on their first ever headlining American Tour.

February

2.11 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
2.12 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
2.13 - Washington, DC @ Rock And Roll Hotel
2.14 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
2.17 - Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
2.19 - Nashville, TN @ The End
2.23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
2.26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
2.27 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
3.03 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
3.05 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
3.06 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

(www.myspace.com/wewerepromisedjetpacks)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jason Lytle Catches the Christmas Spirit on Free EP


Ex-Granddaddy frontman Jason Lytle is getting into the holiday spirit, releasing a Christmas EP though hisbandcamp website for the very un-grinchy price of...free!

As Lytle explaineds in a note on his website:

"It is approximately Christmas 2009, and I am letting whoever you are know that I have a gift for you, if you want it.

I set up some microphones in my living room and recorded about 35 minutes of improvisational piano music, and...It just so happens that playing my piano at home is one of my favorite things to do (in terms of music) so it was nice to be able to capture some of these moments of me just playing aimlessly and relaxed.

So...in appreciation to those of you who bought my album this year, or came to the shows, or donated money to help my sister, or even to those of you who did none of those things....here is a gift from me.

I hope you all had a good year and that next year will be even better!

Jason"

Tracklisting

1. Last Conversation In Waltz Time
2. Wild Animals Slowly Approaching the Lovely Country Funeral
3. Out Cold On Indian Ambien
4. Meeshell
5. Good Chord Song for LP Two
6. Bird Feeder Soap Opera Plot
7. SepDecember Song

(via NME)

(www.jasonlytle.com)


Update from Dr Dog...


Hey Everybody!
It's very possible that we may have just finished our new album. It
might even be likely. We'll see. You'll see. While all of us are
seeing... we'll head out on the road next week for our final lap of
2009. A short jaunt to New Haven, CT, then down to Brooklyn and off to
Chicago just for the night. After that we're taking a break. This one
won't last too long, however so there a few things to tell you about.

Chicago VIP Tickets
First off, the good people at the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival
(December 12th) have given us a pair of VIP tickets to give to 2 Dr
Dog fans in Chicago. With these tickets, besides getting in for FREE
you'll get access to the balcony, where you'll have seats to rest your
bones and stare downwards. If that's not high enough for you, VIPs
will also have access to the Congress Skyboxes located along the giant
dome way above the theater. How can you win these 2 tickets? Be the
first person to send a picture of themselves at work wearing a
self-made Dr Dog. It can't be a shirt we made, we've seen all of them.
If you're not employed that's alright, all you have to do is go to
someone else's work and take the picture there. Send the photo to:

The first one to get a picture in there will win the tickets...we'll
let you know.

New Haven - Toad's Place:
We haven't played in Connecticut in a long time and we wanted to be
sure we did before the end of the year. We'll be at Toad's Place on
December 10th. People have been writing for the last few weeks
expressing various levels of rage about not being able to get tickets
to the Brooklyn Bowl but New Haven isn't that far and we'll be there
too along with our good friends Drug Rug. You can buy tickets to that
one here:

The Future: 2010
More and more we're getting emails from people who ask us why we don't
play in their towns. As a group of rational people, we all feel like
we play a lot but it's true, we never get to some places that we'd
really like to play. We can't do all of them, but we'll start with the
dates below. All these shows go onsale this Friday Dec 4th. We've made
the shows ALL AGES wherever possible and a lot of these shows have
been pretty carefully considered as towns that we will not be able to
play this spring or summer. We hope some of you can make it and we
really appreciate all the emails... please keep em coming to

All shows listed below will go ONSALE TOMORROW - FRIDAY DECEMBER 4.

Ticket Links will be available at our website:


Hope everyone is good! See you soon!

January 2010

Wed January 27, 2010

Troy, NY
Revolution Hall
8:30 pm / $14
(Buy) / 16+

Thu January 28, 2010

Burlington, VT
Higher Ground
8:30 pm / $15
(Buy) / All Ages

Fri January 29, 2010

Providence, RI
Lupo's
9:30 pm / $15 / $18
(Buy) / All Ages

Sat January 30, 2010

Syracuse, NY
Westcott Theatre
9:00 pm / $13 / $15
(Buy) / All Ages

February 2010

Mon February 1, 2010

Buffalo, NY
Mohawk Place
9:00 pm / $13 / $15 / 16+

Wed February 3, 2010

Pontiac, MI
The Pike Room
8:00 pm / $12 / $14
(Buy) / All Ages
The Growlers

Thu February 4, 2010

Milwaukee, WI
Turner Hall
8:00 pm / $10
(Buy) / All Ages

Fri February 5, 2010

Madison, WI
High Noon Saloon
9:30 pm / $13 / $15
(Buy) / 18+

Sat February 6, 2010

Iowa City, IA
The Mill
9:00 pm / $12
(Buy) / 19+

Mon February 8, 2010

Omaha, NE
The Waiting Room
9:00 pm / $12
(Buy) / All Ages
The Growlers

Tue February 9, 2010

Rock Island, IL
Rock Island Brewing Company
8:00 pm / / All Ages

Thu February 11, 2010

Bloomington, IN
Video Saloon
9:00 pm / $12 / 21+
The Growlers

Fri February 12, 2010

Columbus, OH
Newport Music Hall
8:00 pm / $15 / $17
(Buy) / All Ages

Editors US Tour Dates

Photo Credit: Kevin Westenberg

Feb 05 || Seattle, WA || Showbox at the Market
Feb 06 || Vancouver, BC || Commodore Ballroom
Feb 08 || San Francisco, CA || The Warfield Theatre
Feb 09 || San Diego, CA || House of Blues
Feb 11 || Los Angeles, CA || The Wiltern
Feb 13 || Denver, CO || Ogden Theatre
Feb 15 || Chicago, IL || Victoria Theatre
Feb 16 || Toronto, ON || Phoenix Concert Theatre
Feb 18 || Boston, MA || House of Blues
Feb 19 || New York, NY || Terminal 5
Feb 20 || Philadelphia, PA || Trocadero
Feb 21 || Washington, DC || 9:30 Club