Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
THEM CROOKED VULTURES
SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOVEMBER 17
[Oct. 22, 2009] Them Crooked Vultures--a/k/a Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones--has confirmed November 17 as the release date of its eponymous debut album in the United States and Canada on DGC/Interscope Records.
The self-produced 13-song record will feature the debut of the studio versions of the material Them Crooked Vultures unveiled at its August 9 debut at Chicago's Cabaret Metro and played on a first series of shows throughout a handful of UK and European cities and portions of the eastern U.S., wrapping up with an October 15 appearance at New York's Roseland Ballroom.
Additional shows are being announced in the wake of the album's release, including but not necessarily limited to December dates in the UK and Europe and a January trip to Australia and New Zealand.
The complete track listing of Them Crooked Vultures is as follows:
No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
Mind Eraser, No Chaser
Dead End Friends
Interlude With Ludes
Warsaw or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up
Spinning In Daffodils
For further information, updates, dates, etc., check back at www.themcrookedvultures.com
LOS ANGELES, October 22, 2009 - New York punk singer/songwriter Jesse Malin has signed with Side One Dummy Records. Recently finishing sold-out U.S. dates with The Gaslight Anthem, he is currently recording his new solo album with producer Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, Flogging Molly) at Sonic Youth's Think Tank Studio in Hoboken, NJ.
Jesse has previously released three critically acclaimed records and toured extensively with a variety of artists from Gogol Bordello to Green Day to Bruce Springsteen. The new record was written after a personality crisis and brief hiatus during which Malin attempted-among other things-stints as a charity auctioneer; a Las Vegas wedding DJ; and a documentarian of Rastafarian culture. About the record, he has said, "I wanted to mix the raw, loose energy that I got from playing in my early hardcore bands and the lonely feeling I get from traveling with an acoustic guitar."
Malin and the gang plan for an early 2010 release, with many dates to follow.
We encourage you to listen to the album that KCRW (where you can hear them live this Wednesday October 28) raves, "Timber Timbre takes on the topic of love but presents it in a cloak of macabre beauty that is perfect for the Halloween season. Songs full of eerie sounds, dark imagery and ghoulish lyrics will make for a spellbinding session on Morning Becomes Eclectic."
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Spring Tour Ticket Update
OCTOBER 14, 2009, 2:10 PM
To catch you all up on our remaining Spring Tour tickets...
The below dates did not sell out in our email-presale, and have now moved to general pre-sale:
Feb. 24-Athens, OH: General Pre-sale is Up, as of 1PM EST
Feb. 26-Ithaca, NY: General Pre-sale is Up, as of 1PM EST
Feb. 28-Indianapolis, IN: General Pre-sale is Up,as of 1PM CST
Mar. 02- Columbus, MO: General Pre-sale is Up, as of 1PM CST
Check here to get a hold of general pre-sale tickets, up for sale today only!
General on-sale starts for all four dates tomorrow morning.
We have three shows that did sell out in our email-presale, so are now up for general on-sale:
Feb. 27- Cleveland, OH: Ticketmaster is running a pre-sale today and tomorrow (Password to use is SING), otherwise general on-sale starts Friday 10/16 at 10 AM EST
Mar. 05- Minneapolis, MN: General on-sale will start Thursday(10/15), check back for information on time
Mar. 07- Chicago, IL: General on-sale starts Thursday(10/15) at 10 AM CST
Visit our tour section for information on these three dates
Hope to see you soon!
The Avett Brothers
Neko Case will be turning up in some seriously cool - and unexpected - places this fall.
Last week she was in NYC to tape a performance for the next season of the Sundance Channel's Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...and a duet with Meatwad from the popular Cartoon Network show Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Next month, Neko pays her first visit to A Prairie Home Companion on October 10, and returns to NYC for a conversation with the New Yorker's pop music critic Sasha Frere-Jones as part of The New Yorker Festival on October 17.
On November 16, Neko plays her biggest headlining NYC show to date at the Beacon Theater (see below for complete tour dates), followed in December by a stint in the Guest Programmer's chair on the Turner Classic Movies channel.
Case's new album 'Middle Cyclone' (Anti-) remains the highest debuting independent release of 2009, bowing at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in March. It paved the way for other noteworthy placements in the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Time and Newsweek, and appearances on Leno, Letterman, Conan, Tavis Smiley, and NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.
NEKO CASE FALL 2009 U.S. TOUR
10/4 - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco, CA
11/4 - Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN
11/5 - The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
11/6 - Canopy Club, Urbana, IL
11/7 - The Clazel Theater, Bowling Green, OH
11/8 - Harro East Ballroom, Rochester, NY
11/10 - Wilbur Theater, Boston, MA
11/11 - The Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
11/12 - The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH
11/13 - Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA
11/14 - Lupo's, Providence, RI
11/15 - Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
11/16 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
11/18 - Knight Theater, Charlotte, NC
11/19 - The Plaza Theatre, Orlando, FL
11/20 - The Moon, Tallahassee, FL
11/21 - The Republic, New Orleans, LA
11/22 - Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
11/23 - Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
CAKE:MULTI-PLATINUM ICONOCLASTS READYING SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM USING 100% SOLAR ENERGY GROUP HONORED AS ONE OF BILLBOARD’S TOP TEN GREENEST BANDS BAND TO RELEASE FREE RING TONES OF NEW MUSIC VIA INNOVATIVE CAKE ENTHUSIAST PROMOTION
CAKE--one of the most principled, enduring, self-reliant, and best-selling artists in post-alternative rock--are currently in the midst of recording their sixth studio album, with an entirely green twist: the new project is being written, rehearsed and recorded entirely with solar power. During the recording process, CAKE is sharing the results with their fans via a set of free ring tones--each based on a song from the upcoming album--released via the band’s mailing list.
Starting today, the first of six ring tones based on brand new album tracks will be released through CAKE’s mailing list. The first ringtone, titled “Long Time,” is only available for download to members of the CAKE mailing list; to sign up, visit: http://cakemusic.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi. Every six weeks, a ringtone for a new CAKE song will be released via e-blast to all mailing list members up until the new album launch in Spring 2010.
Says trumpeter VINCE DIFIORE: “All the parts we've written for a song work symbiotically for the whole; however, some hooks have enough merit on their own to justify offering them as utterly satisfying ring tones." "We weren't sure if people were still even listening to albums,” adds songwriter and lead vocalist JOHN McCREA, “so we thought we might just release ring tones and car commercial music instead. This allows people who own cell phones a chance to sample our wares long before an album is ever released. That's what we know people want. Ring tones." And bassist GABRIEL NELSON says simply: "We are proud to offer high quality, custom crafted ring tones to listeners worldwide."
Recently honored as one of the top 10 “greenest” bands on the planet in a special issue of Billboard, CAKE teamed with Borrego Solar to convert their entire Sacramento recording studio into solar power. The innovative group documented their break away from the city’s energy grid, as illustrated by this video of CAKE’s solar conversion: www.cakemusic.com/solar.html. The group’s decision to record their forthcoming album entirely with solar power was made for both artistic and environmental reasons: “It just seemed like the right thing to do,” says McCREA. “I believe in science, and science is telling us that we need to make adjustments. Living in California, it seemed like a waste not to take advantage of all the free electricity.” DIFIORE chimes in: “We work in the spirit of cooperation, and when there is something like solar energy above your head, there is a little bit more levity added.”
Founded in 1992 and reaching worldwide attention on the strength of their platinum albums Fashion Nugget and Prolonging The Magic, CAKE have been cited by Rolling Stone as creators of “a modern pop that is both mechanized and organic...highly developed and virtually unique.” Highlights in recent years range from raves for their latest studio album Pressure Chief (2004), and a subsequent compilation of unreleased tracks B-sides and Rarities (2007), to major success in concert, including multiple runs of their self-founded ‘Unlimited Sunshine’ tour and solo dates in large theaters and arenas worldwide.
CAKE reissued their first album, Motorcade of Generosity, on June 9th as an enhanced CD. The re-issue includes previously unavailable video footage and limited edition decal. The 180g vinyl version of the album features limited edition poster art and sold out in two days.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Overall, Stomacher's Sentimental Education is extremely atmospheric, a dark and at times goose bump inducing endeavor. From the moody slower paced tracks to the more upbeat yet intense vibes given off in the faster tracks, Stomacher displays many progressive and experimental elements. The electric guitar often functions as a source of ambient noise throughout the recording. When coupled with doubled (and tripled) vocal tracks Stomacher's guitar work creates an even more haunting atmosphere. There's definitely a rock/pop feel to this album, one could even argue the presence of an indie rock or 80's revival influence. Indie rock for sure when they slow it down a notch and mellow out - almost too mellow with track 5 (The Devil).
Every aspect of this album comes across as being put together with great care and dedication, from the perfection of the actual production (even the hand clapping in track 7 (Police) displays high sound quality and control) to the performance of all of Stomacher's members. Even when they are giving the instrumentation room to breathe, the clarity of the recording shines through. I recommend listening to this album multiple times. More and more details begin to emerge and you get the full effect.
posted by Laurcifer for New York Groove 2009