Friday, July 31, 2009
Pretty Lights Tours Country; Give It All Away Free
Pretty Lights offers his music for free download at PrettyLightsMusic.com or higher quality tracks on iTunes.
08.29.09 - The National - Richmond, VA
09.02.09 - Lyric Theatre - Oxford, MS *
09.03.09 - The Sky Bar - Auburn, AL *
09.04.09 - Athens Arena - Bogart, GA *
09.05.09 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO @
09.12.09 - Trinumeral Festival - Horseshoe, NC
09.18.09 - Symbiosis Gathering - Groveland, CA
09.21.09 - Bama Theatre - Tuscaloosa, AL
09.23.09 – Rhythm & Brews - Chattanooga, TN
09.26.09 - Diesel - Wilmington, NC
10.02.09 - Aggie Theatre - Ft. Collins, CO
10.03.09 - Odgen Theatre - Denver, CO +
10.12.09 - Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA R
10.14.09 - Key Club - West Hollywood, CA R
10.15.09 - The Independent - San Francisco – CA R
10.16.09 - Nocturnum - Eureka, CA #R
10.17.09 - Nectar Lounge - Seattle, WA #R
10.18.09 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR #R
10.21.09 - The Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN X
10.22.09 - Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI X
10.23.09 - Park West - Chicago, IL D
10.24.09 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI D
10.25.09 - Bluebird Nightclub - Bloomington, IN D
10.27.09 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY D
10.28.09 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN D
10.29.09 - The Valarium - Knoxville, TN D
10.30.09 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC D
10.31.09 - Ann Street Shed - Charleston, SC
11.03.09 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL A
11.04.09 - The White Room - Miami, FL A
11.05.09 - Engine Room - Tallahassee, FL A
11.07.09 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA A
11.10.09 - Granada Theater - Dallas, TX A
11.11.09 - La Zona Rosa - Austin, TX A GA
11.12.09 - George’s Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR G
11.13.09 - Newby’s - Memphis, TN G
11.14.09 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA G
11.17.09 - Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC G
11.18.09 - 9:30 Club - Washington DC G
11.19.09 - Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza - New York, NY G
11.20.09 - The Note - West Chester, PA G
11.21.09 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA G
* w/ Emancipator
@ w/ Savoy
+ w/ Lifesavas
R w/ DJ Rootz
# w/ Chicharones
X w/ Prepschool
D w/ Dark Party
A w/ Alex B
G w/ Gramatik
Jon Wolf's Highly Rec'd August Mixtape - "I'd Know Those Eyes From 100 Miles Away"
HIGHLY REC'D - THE MONTHLY MIXTAPE
Because good music is a right, not a privilege.
August '09: "I'd Know Those Eyes From 100 Miles Away"
1. Sam Bennett and The Sharp Knees - Speak To Me Softly
2. New Numbers - Hinterlands
3. The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
4. Whale Tooth - Clever
5. The Drowners - Summer Break My Fall
6. The Lovely Eggs - I Like Birds (But I Like Other Animals Too)
7. All Girl Summer Fun Band - Everything I Need
8. Grand Duchy - Lovesick (Frank Black & wife Violet Clark)
9. Grand Duchy - Black Suit
10. Arctic Monkeys - Crying Lightning
11. Julian Plenti - Games For Days (Paul Banks of Interpol)
12. Pete & The Pirates - Good Girl (live, WOXY)
13. The Bats - Block of Wood (1987) (special thanks: The World's Best Ever & Jay @ Punks Git Cut!)
14. Dirty Projectors - Cannibal Resource
15. Tunng - Bullets
16. Plastic Operator - Folder
17. The Sounds - Lost In Love
18. Eric Sarmiento - Nothing's Ever Satisfying
19. Eric Sarmiento - Alejandra
20. Florence and The Machine - My Boy Builds Coffins
21. The Lemonheads - Fragile (Wire cover)
22. Coconut Records - The Summer
23. Guster - G Major (live)
24. Jason Anderson - July 4, 2004 (special thanks: I Am Fuel, You Are Friends)
Knew Feature: "You Gotta Be/Kidding Me!"
Dynamite Hack, one of the best one-album wonders ever (at least one album that anyone's ever heard). Kind of like a pissed-off Weezer, DH out of Alvin, TX, named after a Bill Murray line from Caddychack, got the most attention for their rock cover of Eazy-E's "Boyz-N-The-Hood". But they also made one of my personal favorite albums of all time, Superfast, perfect all the way through, and the cherry-on-top being the hidden track, a piano ballad cover of the rocking "Anyway" sung by the lead's sister, too f'n cool. Actually, "Pissed-off Weezer" is too easy of a comparison, I would say they are much closer to a "Frustrated Fountains of Wayne" or an "Inconvenienced Better Than Ezra". And there is finally word of a new album on the horizon, and I'm sure they're going to sound exactly the same after almost a decade ...
Return of the living Dead Journalist! Deadjournalist.com is back! And not only are they nice enough to feature ME every month, but they, in all seriousness, have the the best music interviews anywhere, and believe it or not, it's actually interesting! It's like "Inside The Indie Rocker's Studio" (That was all me, sorry Chuck!) without the Will Ferrell impression or embarrassing ass-kissing.
HIGHLY REC'D - THE MONTHLY MIXTAPES
July '09: "I Wanna Drink Too Much!"
Covered & Smothered '09!
June '09: "Have You Ever Felt So Goddamn Strong?!"
May '09: "It's Still Okay To Like Me"
April '09: "Just One More Thing You Outgrew"
Don't Hog the Covers '09!
March '09: "Sometimes I Wish We'd Just Get Our Asses Fired!"
February '09: "Join a Local Gang and Get a Cool Nickname!"
January '09: "What Will We Do? What Will We Do?"
There is absolutely nothing official about Highly Rec'd, but we do hope you are able to find at least one new tune that helps you get through your month/week/year, which in turn gets you interested in these artists and you can then go support them in whatever way you choose. http://highlyrecd.blogspot.com - Get Rec'd!
Labels: jon wolf
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
David Letterman Hearts Silversun Pickups - And So Does My Mom? Video of the Day
That holiday season I made my mom, who was in her early 60's, a mix tape of some of the best new songs I had come across. "Kissing Families" was on there. When I asked her for her feedback on the mix, she sited Silversun Pickups and Of Montreal as two of her favorites. (Yes, my mom has pretty good musical taste.)
So now Silversun Pickups are the first band in 15 years to have #1 "Rock" Single despite being an indie label a few weeks back. They are the new mainstream rock. (I assume since it has been a decade since I listened to a mainstream rock station.)
Anyway, I'll admit, I had not heard "Panic Switch" until watching this video. I'd love to not like it because the cool kids probably think they are a sell-out or something. But damn, that was a good song and a good performance. David Letterman agrees.
Labels: silversun pickups
'90's Flashback: Todd Snider
But I want to flashback 15 years for a minute. Grunge was at the top of its Pop popularity and Todd Snider released his debut CD, Songs for the Daily Planet, that was anything but grunge, but summed up that time as well as any album as summed up any period of musical fleeting fancy.
Take 10 minutes and listen to "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues" and "My Generation (Part 2)" and see if you don't agree. Or better yet, track down the album and listen to the whole thing.
Labels: todd snider
The Walkmen Tour Dates with Here We Go Magic
The Walkmen have announced their tour dates with Here We Go Magic beginning in August 14, 2009 in New York.
8/14 - Guggenheim 'It Came From Brooklyn' - New York, NY
8/16 - Central Park SummerStage w/ Dinosaur Jr. - New York, NY
9/12 - Red Rocks (Monolith Festival) - Morrison, CO
9/18 - Middle East - Cambridge, MA*
9/19 - Middle East - Cambridge, MA*
9/20 - Pearl Street Downstairs - Northampton, MA*
9/22 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC*
9/23 - Theatre Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA*
9/25 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA*
9/26 - Grey Eagle Tavern - Asheville, NC*
9/27 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
9/29 - The Bottletree - Birmingham, AL*
9/30 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA*
10/2 - Zilker Park (Austin City Limits) - Austin, TX
10/18 - Treasure Island - San Francisco, CA
*with Here We Go Magic
Division Day Tour Dates with Bad Veins
Division Day has announced a tour in support of their second full-length album, Visitation, due out August 18, 2009 on Dangerbird Records.
8/8/09 - San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink/North Point Music Thing
9/2/09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland*
9/3/09 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar*
9/4/09 - San Francisco, CA @ Café du Nord*
9/5/09 - San Jose, CA @ Nickel City*
9/8/09 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge*
9/9/09 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern*
9/10/09 - Missoula, MT @ Palace Billiards*
9/12/09 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
9/14/09 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge*
9/15/09 - Chicago, IL @ Suberranean*
9/16/09 - Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner*
9/17/09 - Washington, DC @ DC9
9/18/09 - Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
9/19/09 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
9/20/09 - Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
9/24/09 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
*w/ Bad Veins
The Dead Trees to Tour with Rosewood Thieves
Sept 23 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 24 - Oldfield's On High - Columbus, OH
Sept 25 - Cedar's Lounge - Youngstown, OH
Sept 26 - Casa Cantina - Athens, OH
Sept 27 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN
Sept 28 - Firebird - St Louis, MO
Sept 29 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
Sept 30 - Lincoln Calling Festival - Lincoln, NE
Oct 1 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO
Oct 2 - The Listening Room - Park City, UT
Oct 3 - Terrapin Station - Boise, ID
Oct 4 - The BLVD - Spokane, WA
Oct 6 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Oct 7 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
Oct 8 - Sam Bond's Garage - Eugene, OR
Oct 9 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
Oct 10 - Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 11 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA
Oct 12- Modified Arts - Phoenix, AZ
Oct 16 - Stubbs, Jr. - Austin, TX
Oct 17 - The Prophet Bar - Dallas, TX
Oct 20 - Tasty World - Athens, GA
Oct 21 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 22 - The Camel - Richmond, VA
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Jemina Pearl Tour with Islands; Tracklisting
Break It Up Track Listing
Band on the Run
I Hate People
Looking For Trouble
D Is for Danger
10/15 Chicago, IL - Subterranean*
10/18 Missoula, MT - Badlander*
10/19 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey*
10/20 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rickshaw Theatre*
10/21 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre*
10/22 Davis, CA - UC Davis Oddfellows Lodge*
10/23 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill*
10/24 West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour*
10/25 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room*
10/27 Austin, TX - Mohawk*
10/28 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves*
10/29 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe*
10/30 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree Cafe*
10/31 Atlanta, GA - Lenny's Bar*
11/01 Durham, NC - Duke Coffee House*
11/02 Baltimore, MD - G-Spot*
11/03 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church*
11/04 Cambridge, MA - Middle East*
11/05 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
Monday, July 27, 2009
News and Notes
- Holiday Shores debut LP Columbus'd The Whim to be released on twosyllable Records on August 4, 2008.
- Longwave released "The Devil and The Lair" back in April. Here's the video:
- We Have Band to release self-titled EP on September 15, 2009.
- Sondre Lerche will release the album, Heartbeat Radio, his debut for Rounder Records, on September 8, 2009.
- Going through some old e-mails I found this great video/song from Canadian Invasion
- Phil And The Osophers new album Parallelo will be released on August 4, 2009.
- Beaten Awake will release their sophomore album, Thunder$troke, October 13, 2009 on Fat Possum.
Labels: news and notes
The Swell Season Tracklisting for New Album Strict Joy
The Swell Season, the Oscar-winning duo of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, will be releasing Strict Joy , the follow-up to their hit 2007 film and gold-certified soundtrack Once.
The Swell Season generated a wave of acclaim during the 2008 awards season including two Grammy nominations and an Oscar win for Best Original Song, for their hit single "Falling Slowly." The duo performed the song on the Oscars telecast, and Irglova provided one of the most memorable and poignant moments of the evening when host Jon Stewart called her back to the stage after a commercial break to give her acceptance speech.
1. Low Rising
2. Feeling the Pull
3. In These Arms
4. The Rain
5. Fantasy Man
6. Paper Cup
7. High Horses
8. The Verb
9. I Have Loved You Wrong
10. Love That Conquers
11. Two Tongues
12. Back Broke
Labels: the swell season
The Lonely H Tour Dates; Video
07.27.09 – The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
07.28.09 – The Strutt – Kalamazoo, MI
07.30.09 – Martyr’s – Chicago, IL
07.31.09 – Up and Under – Milwaukee, WI
08.01.09 – Ballyhoos – Merrill, WI
08.05.09 – Cicero’s – University City, MO
08.07.09 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
08.12.09 – Stafford Main Street – Bryan, TX
08.13.09 – Trophy’s – Austin, TX
08.14.09 – Rudyards – Houston, TX
08.15.09 – Bill’s Records (instore) – Dallas, TX
08.15.09 – The Chat Room – Fort Worth, TX
08.17.09 – Spaceland – Los Angeles, CA
08.18.09 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
08.19.09 – The Hemlock – San Francisco, CA
08.20.09 – Old Ironsides – Sacramento, CA
08.21.09 – Cattleman’s – Rogue River, OR
08.27.09 – Concert on the Dock – Port Townsend, WA
09.04.09 – The Tractor – Seattle, WA
09.18.09 – Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR
White Rabbits, Fiery Furnaces to Tour; Video of the Day
US Tour Dates w/ Fiery Furnaces
8/16 - The National - Richmond, VA
8/17 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
8/18 - Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC
8/19 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
8/20 - Variety Playhouse - Altanta, GA
8/21 - The Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
8/22 - Union Green - Tallahassee, FL*
8/23 - The Social - Orlando, FL
8/25 - Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall - Asheville, NC
8/26 - Fry's Spring Beach Club - Charlottesville, VA
*(with The Walkmen)
Meat Puppets and Dead Confederate Co-Headline Tour
Links to an ABC Amplified report below:
Meat Puppets 1
Meat Puppets 2
Sept 5 - Club Congress, Tuscon, AZ
Sept 16 - Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ**
Sept 17 - Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA**
Sept 18 - Aquarium Drunkard presents at the El Rey Theater - Los Angeles, CA**
Sept 19 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA**
Sept 20 - Hopmonk Tavern - Sebastopol, CA**
Sept 22 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR**
Sept 23 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA**
Sept 24 - Grizzly Rose, Boise, ID**
Sept 25 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT**
Sept 26 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO**
Nov 1 - Voodoo Music Experience - New Orleans, LA
** with Dead Confederate
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Love and Rockets Tribute Album Tracklisting
Here is the full tracklisting for the upcoming New Tales To Tell Love and Rockets tribute album. It features an extremely diverse group of artists (including Atlanta's Snowden). The cover design is my Shepard Fairey.
1. All In My Mind - Black Francis
2. Holiday On The Moon - Puscifer (MJ Keenan) (Tool & A Perfect Circle)
3. Love Me - War Tapes
4. No New Tale To Tell - Blaqk Audio (Davey & Jade of AFI)
5. I Feel Speed - Dubfire
6. Inside The Outside - The Dandy Warhols
7. Life In Laralay - Sweethead
8. An American Dream - Film School
9. The Light - A Place To Bury Strangers
10. Mirror People - Monster Magnet vs Adrian Young (No Doubt)
11. Fever - The Stone Foxes
12. No Big Deal - Frankenstein 3000
13. It Could Be Sunshine - VEX
14. So Alive - Better Than Ezra
15. Haunted When The Minutes Drag - James Hall
16. Lazy - Chantal Claret (Morningwood) vs Adrian Young (No Doubt)
17. Sweet F.A. - Lossy Coils with Ian Moore
18. No Words No More - Snowden
19. Sweet Lover Hangover - Charlie & The Valentine Killers
20. Yin And Yang & The Flowerpot Man - Halloween Jack (Stephen Perkins & Gilby Clarke)
21. Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven - The Manichean
22. Bound For Hell - Johnny Dowd & Billy Cote
23. Saudade - Halls Of The Machine
24. Kundalini Express - The Flaming Lips
25. Mirror People - The Invisible Humans
26. No New Tale To Tell - Astra Heights
Friday, July 24, 2009
Exclusive Interview: Passion Pit
I typically don't give back stories on interviews, but I first contacted Passion Pit about an interview in early January 2009. As happens from time-to-time, bands blow-up in the midst of the process, and sites like this become a back burner or forgotten altogether. No hard feelings - it is the way the business goes. But a funny thing happened when I reached out to the band in June to see about resurrecting the interview ... it came back to life.
So I am more than a little happy to bring the readers of DeadJournalist.com this interview with Passion Pit - one of the hottest (and best) bands of 2009.
Click here for the complete interview: http://www.deadjournalist.com/interviews/20090722passionpit.htm
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Nirvana vs. Rick Astley Video of the Day
Monday, July 20, 2009
MCA of the Beastie Boys has a Tumor
Friday, July 17, 2009
RIP Walter Cronkite
Thursday, July 16, 2009
DJdc Exclusive Interview: Here We Go Magic
At long last!
DJdc Exclusive Interview with Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic
Atlanta: Save Eyedrum
Editor's note: This is a repost from Chuck Jones, fellow Atlanta blogger, DJ and all around good guy.
I'm taking a moment to share some potentially sad news about one of Atlanta's longest running non-profit independent art venues, The Eyedrum Arts and Music Gallery. Faced with financial set-back and escalating rent with Atlanta in-town property giant, Braden Fellman, the eleven-year-old Atlanta staple faces its possible demise.
I first attended an Eyedrum installation sometime in late 1999/early 2000 and can remember the amazing performance by Pam Howe (formerly of pH Balance) and Bret Busch (Double B). They were such an amazing talent with fantastic voices... Back then, Eyedrum was located in a tiny downtown dilapidated space on Trinity Avenue next door to what became the nightclub Trinity (most recently The Royal). At that time, Atlanta had a fully autonomous, integrated, and ambitious indie arts community, and it accomplished a lot of fantastic things in a relatively short period of time [collectives/organizations, bands, and other artistic talents such as subMedia, POP Films, Flashbang!, Eyekiss Films, DangerCrew, Aerial (Aerial2012), pH Balance. Minamina Goodsong, etc., etc.]. As a result, it wasn't long before Eyedrum was able to secure its new space on MLK, Jr. Dr. (next to Mattress Factory Lofts), where it has remained ever since.
Even before Eyedrum moved to its current residence eight years ago, the space it now occupies was used for many different art installations and openings/parties (as there were many indie art parties at various nondescript locations at that time). Therefore, the venue holds a lot of tender memories for Atlanta's budding and burgeoning arts scene.
As a community, we can come together by donating to Eyedrum in an effort to keep such a visionary organization in business (see how below). I would even suggest doing community organizing and fundraisers. Also, a little heavy-handedness towards Braden Fellman wouldn't hurt, since I'm sure the property value of Eyedrum's space has grown exponentially with the on-going gentrification of Cabbagetown and Old Fourth Ward.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Eyedrum May Soon Call It Quits
Financial straits snare Atlanta's longest-running all-volunteer nonprofit arts space
ATLANTA - Facing a heavy rent burden and ever-increasing operating expenses, Eyedrum's board of directors held an emergency meeting Sunday, July 11, to consider the survival of the longtime art and music organization.
The options are few. They include a significant decrease in rent, bringing on other Atlanta-based arts organizations to sublet part of the 6,0000-square-foot space, a move to a smaller space, or an end to the award-winning venue altogether.
Having just celebrated 10 years in October 2008, the demise of Atlanta's longest-running alternative art and music space would be a huge loss to the Atlanta community. Eyedrum consistently has been a nurturing ground for creativity and progressive thinking in that time.
The Eyedrum music archive, the gallery's greatest asset next to the people involved, features more than 1,000 shows recorded live over the past 10 years. It is one of the few venues that features - built-out by members of the all-volunteer board - three visual art gallery spaces, and a performance space with a professional-quality sound system with multi-track recording capability.
Eyedrum secured a $30,000 Warhol Foundation curatorial grant in 2006, and is a 10-year Best of Atlanta winner in both music and art categories (Creative Loafing).
These accomplishments were achieved all while operating debt-free - yet another point of achievement considering the nontraditional nature of the organization, and limited grant and sponsorship funding.
The board plans to attempt a negotiation with its landlord, Braden Fellman, later this week, and will reconvene no later than July 26 to discuss any developments on rent reduction, and to consider proposals from other arts organizations. Arts organizations and investors who are interested in partnering with Eyedrum should contact Vice Chairman Allen Welty Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any donations received through Eyedrum's website (http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.eyedrum.org) will be directed toward operating expenses. And while such donations are greatly appreciated, the urgency and severity of Eyedrum's financial burden cannot be overstated. Without a hefty reduction in overhead costs, a major move - physically or in terms of the organization's identity - is unavoidable.
Started in 1998, Eyedrum is a nonprofit organization developing an interdisciplinary approach to the arts by incorporating a wide range of contemporary art, music and new media in its gallery space. The gallery is operated entirely by volunteers, and supported through memberships and donations. It has been recognized internationally as well as locally by Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs and within the community at large for its advancement of innovation.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Drive A Faster Car Presents Pisterlo and Royal Bangs
A little support for the Atlanta scene and longtime DJdc friend DriveAFasterCar.com
Pisterlo, Royal Bangs and What Happened to Your Fire Tiger? at The Earl in Atlanta on Saturday, July 18, 2009. For more information, visit DaFC.
Here We Go ...
The Here We Go Magic interview is scheduled to go up tonight. Passion Pit to follow - hopefully no later than this weekend.
I'm backlogged on news, releases, videos, music, etc. so there will be a ton of updates coming ...
Friday, July 10, 2009
Grow House Grow
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Lyrics Born Album, Tour Info
Lyrics Born released a new mixtape on July 7, 2009. The album, which features guests such as Lateef the Truthspeaker,Kasabian, and Dan The Automator, is called The Lyrics Born Variety Show: Season Pho (4!).
The Lyrics Born Variety Show: Season Pho (4!) Track Listing
1. Season Pho Intro ft. Joey Guila
2. The Divide Is Widening* - Lyrics Born
3. Revolution - J-Boogie ft. Lyrics Born & The Mamaz
4. Stay Professional* - Lyrics Born
5. Funky Hit Records / FHR DJ Erb Remix – Lyrics Born
6. Pop Campaign* - Lyrics Born
7. Block Bots* - Lyrics Born ft. Clyde Carson & Trackademicks
8. Mama’s Got A Brand New Swag - Joyo Velarde ft. Lyrics Born
9. The Utmost Versatyle* - Lyrics Born ft. Joyo Velarde
10. The World Is Calling (Remix)* - Lyrics Born ft. Lateef the Truthspeaker & Joyo Velarde
11. Beautiful Bowlegged Lady* - Lyrics Born
12. Turn It Up - The Bamboos ft. Lyrics Born
13. Trippin’ - Eric Legnini Trio ft. Lyrics Born
14. Take Aim (Automator Remix) - Kasabian ft. Lyrics Born, Dan The Automator, The Gift of Gab & Lateef The Truthspeaker
15. Alien - Dosmoccos ft. Lyrics Born
16. Put ‘Em Up - Soulico ft. Lyrics Born
17. Differences (Mash Up)* - Lyrics Born
18. I’m A Phreak (Mash Up)* - Lyrics Born
19. Make It Good - Lyrics Born
20. Ill Vacation - The Mighty Underdogs ft. Lyrics Born
21. Pushed Aside Pulled Apart - Lyrics Born ft. Lateef The Truthspeaker
22. Season Pho Outro ft. Joey Guila
Summer 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 17 Steamboat, CO @ Ghostranch Saloon
Jul 18 Commerce City, CO @ Dicks Sporting Goods Park - Mile High Music Festival
Jul 19 Crawford Bay, BC @ Starbelly Jam
Jul 25 Point Reyes Station, CA @ Far West Fest
Jul 26 San Francisco, CA @ Stern Grove Festival featuring Lyrics Born, The Mighty Underdogs and more!
Jul 31 Sebastopol, CA @ Hopmonk Tavern
Aug 14 Crystal Bay, NV @ Crown Room
Sep 27 Laytonville, CA @ Black Oak Ranch - Earthdance Peace Festival
Forro In The Dark Album Info; Tour Dates
Forro In The Dark will be releasing Light A Candle on September 29, 2009 on Nat Geo Records. The New York band will be playing limited dates this summer and fall with additional dates to be announced.
US Summer Tour
Jul 11 Brooklyn, NY @ The Yard, w/ Nation Beat
Jul 24 Floyd, VA @ Blue Cow Pavillion (Floydfest)
Jul 25 Floyd, VA @ Blue Cow Pavillion (Floydfest)
Sep 18 Monterey, CA @ Monterey Jazz Festival
Sep 20 Chicago, IL @ Chicago World Music Festival
Oct 16 Black Mountain, NC @ Lake Eden Arts Festival
Oct 17 Black Mountain, NC @ Lake Eden Arts Festival
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
The New Up Tour Dates; MP3
The New Up have announced national tour dates in support of therelease of their latest EP Better Off on August 18, 2009.
Mp3 - The New Up - "Dear Life"
For more on the band, visit their Web site: http://www.thenewup.com/
8/21/2009-Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco
8/22/2009-Cellar Door, Visalia, CA
8/23/2009-Viper Room, Los Angeles
8/24/2009-Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
8/28/2009-Vinos, Little Rock
8/31/2009-Caledonia Lounge, Athens, GA
9/2/2009-Alley Katz , Richmond, VA
9/3/2009-Outback Lodge, Charlottesville, VA
9/4/2009-The Red and the Black, Washington DC
9/6/2009-Cedar's Lounge, Youngstown, OH
9/9/2009-The Robin Hood, Kent, OH
9/11/2009-The Dark Room, Chicago
9/12/2009-Cactus Club, Milwaukee
9/17/2009-Zebra Lounge, Bozeman, MT
Monday, July 06, 2009
New Exclusive Interviews This Week; Don't Forget Last Week's!
Update: Interview with Here We Go Magic coming later this week ...
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So if you haven't taken the time, please check out our most recent DJdc exclusive interviews with:
The Soft Pack
Cymbals Eat Guitars
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The Walkmen Announce Summer '09 Tour Schedule
7/16 - Benicassim Festival - Barcelona, Spain
7/18 - Super Bock Super Rock - Lisbon, Portugal
7/19 - Pitchfork Music Festival - Chicago, IL
7/21 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI *
7/22 - Mad Hatter - Cincinnati, OH *
7/23 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH *
7/24 - Lee’s Palace - Toronto, ON *
7/25 - Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA *
8/14 - Guggenheim 'It Came From Brooklyn' - New York, NY
8/16 - Central Park SummerStage - New York, NY
* with Cass McCombs
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Semi-Exclusive MP3 - Hold The Line - Major Lazer vs. Crash Berlin feat. Santigold
Highly Rec'd's July '09 Mix Tape
Friend of DJdc, Jon Wolf, puts together a nice mix each month, and after a few months of being on hiatus(me, not him), I'm back reposting it here. If you've like to get on his mailing list (which includes the all links you need ... if you get my drift) email Highly Rec'd here
From Highly Rec'd:
HIGHLY REC'D - THE MONTHLY MIXTAPE
Because good music is a right, not a privilege.
July '09: "I Wanna Drink Too Much!"
1. Eels - Lilac Breeze
2. Dinosaur Jr. - Over It
3. Spoon - Got Nuffin
4. The Joel Plaskett Emergency - Fashionable People
5. Eugene McGuinness - Fonz
6. Miniature Tigers - The Wolf
7. The Color Wheels - Green Means Go (special thanks: Tom @ Radio Exile)
8. Boycotts - Beat On The Dancefloor
9. Lissy Trullie - Boy Boy
10. Japandroids - Wet Hair
11. So Cow - Casablanca
12. Apollo Ghosts - Palm of My Hand
13. Apollo Ghosts - Day By Day
14. Apollo Ghosts - Little Yokohama
15. Frank Zappa - No Not Now (1982)
16. Wheels On Fire - I'm Turning Into You
17. The Sweet Serenades - Mona Lee
18. The Soirée - Perfect Crimes
19. The Honey Brothers - Demonstration (special thanks: Pasta Primavera)
20. The Honey Brothers - Moonlight
21. Regina Spektor - Folding Chair
22. Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson - Shampoo
23. Young Orchids - Tonight (Be With Me) (Highly Rec'd exclusive!)
24. Andrew Bird - See The Enemy
25. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - 40 Day Dream
26. The Maccabees - William Powers
New If You're New Feature: ATL Rocks!
I have attempted to show-off an up-and-coming Atlanta band every month this year, so far so good, and this month brings us Young Orchids, a collection of Atlanta-scene veterans with a talent for lo-fi living room sing-along anthems, which is not an actual genre, at least not yet. But the YO were nice enough to donate an exclusive mp3 off their new Take One EP. The first full length is currently in the works, produced by Kris Sampson (Coathangers/All The Saints/The N.E.C), so get on the bandwagon early.
New Feature: Two Minute Drill!
You may have noticed an inordinate amount of mixtape real estate dedicated to one band this month. A certain band from Vancouver (wow, Canadian, what were the chances?) who have apparently traveled abroad in Asia, a lot.
I first heard of Apollo Ghosts earlier this year with their Joey Ramone-esque track "Land of the Morning Calm", but I was amazed to find that they were not some punk throwback band, but one of the most versatile bands I have come across in a long time. Most of their songs clock in at under two minutes, but in that two minutes they cover more ground than any other band I have heard this year: the ever-popular male/female vocals, upbeat 60's pop, quiet B&S style acoustic, trendy use of the ukulele, Kazoo accompaniment, and just good ol' catchy-as-shit garage rock.
So HR'd has offered you four tracks total, and if you like even one of those, do yourself the favor of ordering the rest of the albums (one full LP and a brand new EP) direct from Catbird Records for the low-low (lower than the iTunes Store) price of $5 for the full-length Hastings Sunrise and $3 for the Forgotten Triangle EP! Craziness!
Another New Feature: Best Deal in Town!
If Apollo Ghosts' direct-from-the-label deal wasn't good enough, another favorite from earlier this year, Fanfarlo, is offering their entire album "Reservoir", plus 4 bonus tracks, for ONE DOLLAR! For reals, $1, for one of the most solid albums you will find this year, the offer is only good until July 4th, so please take advantage, you will not be disappointed, and I would not be going to this much effort, or this many exclamation points, if it sucked!! Swear!!!
Highly Rec'd Fanfarlo preview
Permanent New Feature: Ketch Harbour Wolves
So if these two deals are still too rich for your blood, do yourself the favor and download one of the best albums you're going to find in this or any year, Ketch Harbour Wolves' "Dead Calm Horizon", for the mere price of an email address! Partake!
Highly Rec'd Ketch Harbour Wolves preview
News Feature: R.I.P. MJ
And just in case this once monthly mp3 newsletter is your only source for news: Michael Jackson has passed away. I'm sorry I had to be the one to break this to you.
Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Really Really New Feature: It's the 25th Anniversary of Purple Rain!
I'm not actually sure how you celebrate this (it was by request), now go purify yourselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. (Although, aside from already being a kickass track, the the second verse on Edwarde Sharpe's "40 Day Dream" has an outstanding Prince homage in the lyrics and delivery).
Regular Feature: Cover Art
As always: Thank you, VS!
A Fine Frenzy Track Listing
A Bomb In A Birdcage Track list:
1. Wouldn't Do
2. New Heights
3. Electric Twist
4. Blow Away
6. Swan Song
8. World Without
9. Bird Of The Summer
10. Stood Up
Labels: a fine frenzy
Thursday, July 02, 2009
RIP B Jay Womack (AKA Bobby Ubangi)
As a founding member of several Atlanta bands; mentor to the likes of The Black Lips and Deerhunter; doorman for the Drunken Unicorn venue and one of the featured figures of the We Fun music documentary, he was one of Atlanta's true characters.
Chad Radford wrote a wonderful piece about Womack for Creative Loafing Atlanta that was released in the Tuesday edition. If you have five minutes, take the time to read it.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
DJdc Exclusive Interview: The Soft Pack
With our 67th exclusive interview, DeadJournalist.com brings you an interview with another of the hottest up-and-coming bands of 2009: The Soft Pack (formerly known as The Muslims).
To read the full interview, click here: http://www.deadjournalist.com/interviews/20090630thesoftpack.htm
As a little something extra, here's a bonus question not found on the interview:
Is there an artist or album that you especially enjoyed or were inspirited by this decade?
MM: I really liked that Radiohead album In Rainbows. It's more direct and song oriented. It is a relaxing album to play.
Anna Ternheim Tour Dates; Video for "What I Have Done"
Check out Ternheim and Yttling's acoustic performance of "What Have I Done". Tour dates below the video.
North American Tour Dates
09.30.09 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
10.01.09 – Troubador – Los Angeles, CA
10.02.09 – Slims – San Francisco, CA
10.03.09 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
10.04.09 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
10.06.09 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
10.09.09 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
10.10.09 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
10.11.09 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
10.12.09 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
10.13.09 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
10.14.09 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
10.15.09 – Maxwells – Hoboken, NJ
10.16.09 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
10.17.09 – Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA
New Harlem Shakes Video for "Strictly Game"
New Wavves Video for "No Hope Kids" - Video of the Day
Here's the new Wavves video for "No Hope Kids". Enjoy!
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