Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
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 High Road will be available at iTunes and Amazon.com on Tuesday, December 22.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 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
* 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
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Edinburgh-based trio We Were Promised Jet Packs are embarking on their first ever headlining American Tour.
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