Listen: Nick Diamonds – “Witch Window”

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Listen: Nick Diamonds – “Witch Window”

Nick Diamonds has shared a new track “Witch Window” from his upcoming LP, City of Quartz, due out June 16th on his own Manque Music label. 

While City of Quartz is Diamonds’ first solo release since 2011’s highly-praised I Am an Attic, he’s kept busy fronting Islands, playing 2014’s reunion shows with his first band The Unicorns, and contributing the theme and original music to the hit podcast “Serial.” 

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City of Quartz Track Listing:

1. City of Quartz

2. Love Is Stranger

3. Witch Window

4. Where Is The Elephant

5. Ungrievable Lives

6. The Mind Reels

7. Bohemian Groove

8. Something About The Moon

9. What Can The Sun

10. Hit The Skids

11. The Sting

12. I’m Nobody

13. God Internet

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Live Music Streaming From Liverpool – Starts Today!

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Today’s the day! 2ube Xtra, Liverpool’s first and only live streamed music festival kicks off, giving us eight days of live music from some of the best emerging artists active in the city right now together with interviews and exclusive performances from more established artists. Watch it here!

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Check ‘Em Out: Cold Shoulders

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Listen to their EP here

Cold Shoulders began as a friendship between Jordan Witzigreuter of the multi-platinum pop project The Ready Set, Jared Ryan Maldonado of the indie-pop duo Dresses, and Trevor Dahl of pop-rock group Plug In Stereo. Their self­-titled debut EP, was recorded and mixed at home studios from Los Angeles to Portland. Cold Shoulders is a versatile adventure that weaves through electronic ballads, stylistic experimentation, electrifying synth licks, and lyrics to keep you warm. Cold Shoulders is a prime pick; on par with Grouplove and Foster the People.

My favorite tracks: “Better” and “Lonely Lover”

Their self-titled EP was released yesterday, and can be purchased on iTunesAmazon, and Google Play.

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New Music From RATATAT!!!!

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Holy shit!!! I haven’t been this excited in quite some time!!!

On Saturday, April 11 RATATAT (the duo of Mike Stroud and Evan Mast) took to the Coachella stage to perform for the first time in four years. During the duo’s performance they debuted new music from their upcoming fifth studio album, due out this summer on XL Recordings.  Directly following their performance a new song from the set, “Cream On Chrome,” was made available, check it out below!!!!!

RATATAT recently completed a handful of sold-out shows in Tulsa, Denver, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.  RATATAT will also perform at Governor’s Ball and Capital Hill Block Party music festivals this summer.

RATATAT on tour:

April 15          Pomona, CA                Fox Theatre

April 16          San Diego, CA             House of Blues

April 18          Indio, CA                     Coachella

May 30           Barcelona, Spain        Primavera Sound

May 31           Paris                           We Love Green Festival

June 5             New York, NY             Governor’s Ball

July 24-26      Seattle, WA                 Capital Hill Block Party

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NEW Music! MS MR – “Painted”

From the band:

“‘Painted’ was actually the very first song we wrote for this next album. It was born in a hotel room in Manchester in 2013 and became a touchstone for everything else we created in its wake, so we’re pumped for it to be your first taste of the record. And there’s so much more to come!”

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

Apr 27 – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel – Tickets
Apr 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade – Tickets
May 4 – San Diego, CA – Casbah – Tickets
May 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever – Tickets
May 7 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene/Rickshaw Stop – Tickets
Jun 3-5 – Mendig, DE – Rock Am Ring – Tickets
Jun 3-5 – Nuremberg, DE – Rom Im Park – Tickets
Jun 10 – London, UK – Victoria – Tickets
Jul 31 to Aug 2 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza – Sold Out
Jul 31 to Aug 2 – Montreal, Canada – Osheaga – Tickets
Sep 12 to 13 – Berlin, DE – Lollapalooza Berlin – Tickets

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Listen: Phoebe Ryan – “Mine” (Win & Woo Remix)

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Listen: Phoebe Ryan – “Mine” (Win & Woo Remix)

Get ready for summer with this awesome new remix from Win & Woo.

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Kopecky – Tour Dates + New Video For “Quarterback”

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If you like Fleetwood Mac, try Kopecky…intelligent and edgy.” – The New York Times

Quickly fell in love. Kopecky’s sweet rock songs keep blooming into something irresistible.” –NPR

Melodic three-minute blast with piercing guitar riffs and an adrenaline-pumped chorus.SPIN

On May 19, Kopecky will release their sophomore album Drug for the Modern Age via ATO Records. The band has just released a live video for their lead single “Quarterback.” Watch the video below. Singer Kelsey Kopecky says, “Having a new album on the horizon gives us fresh wind in our sails to play live. The new songs are fun and grooving. Our first single, ‘Quarterback,’ is just that – a song that tells a tale of the underdog getting the girl with a simple white lie. An anthem of sorts with a ‘love conquers all’ vibe.”

Kopecky’s new record, Drug for the Modern Age, takes the many shake-ups the band’s endured over the past few years and turns them into inspiration for groove-driven, melody-heavy alt-pop that’s intensely emotional and strangely exhilarating. The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and Kopecky’s official store.

Formerly known as the Kopecky Family Band, the Nashville based group has had their music appear on a variety of hit television series including Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, The Vampire Diaries, and MTV’s Awkward to name a few. One of their new tracks “Real Life” was just featured on the most recent episode of the hit television show Nashville. They’ve also toured all over the world and have played at some of the largest music festivals including Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. This year they will be performing at SXSW.

Their upcoming release, Drug for the Modern Age, explores such life-altering events as the sudden loss of a loved one, divorce, and struggles with addiction, along with more joyful happenings like new love and marriage. “The album was written in this weird time of so much pain but also happiness, and that really informed the writing and recording,” says vocalist/guitarist Gabe Simon, who co-founded the group with vocalist/keyboardist Kelsey Kopecky in 2007. “Our goal was to talk about all these very serious things we were dealing with, but in a way that felt nothing like wallowing and more like standing triumphantly, or even dancing our way through it.”

In achieving that dynamic, Kopecky (whose lineup also includes guitarist Steven Holmes, bassist Corey Oxendine, cellist Markus Midkiff, and drummer David Krohn) offer moments of symphonic grandeur alongside edgy, electronic-leaning innovation. Meanwhile, their daringly intimate lyrics both unsettle and engage, asking questions and encouraging reflection on the part of the listener.

As on their 2012 debut Kids Raising Kids, Kopecky teamed up with Konrad Snyder, but this time around the band took a more slowed-down and deliberate approach. This allowed them to bring new level of sophistication and soulfulness to their songcraft.

Drug for the Modern Age serves up its share of intricately layered love songs as well, revealing Kopecky’s endless grace in merging sweetness and melancholy. With the band forever bound by their shared passion for purposeful songwriting, all that revelation and sometimes-painful truth-telling ultimately fulfills something central to Kopecky’s mission: a deeper and stronger connection with each person listening.

Tour Dates
4/2 at Club Café in Pittsburgh, PA
4/3 at Musica in Akron, OH
4/10 at The Loft in Columbus, GA
4/11 at One Spark Festival in Jacksonville, FL
4/12 at Second Sunday in Macon, GA
4/16 at The Frequency in Madison, WI
4/17 at Redstone Room in Davenport, IA
4/18 at Off Broadway in St. Louis, MO
4/28 at Pour House in Charleston, SC
4/29 at Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA
5/4 at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY
5/5 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY
5/8 at Artisphere in Greenville, SC
5/14 at Camp House in Chattanooga, TN
5/15 at Vinyl in Atlanta, GA
5/17 at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL
5/19 at Basement in Nashville, TN
5/22 at Live Oak in Fort Worth, TX
5/25 at The Casbah in San Diego, CA
5/26 at Echo Park in Los Angeles, CA
5/29 at Bottlerock Festival in Napa, CA
5/31 at Sainte Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA
6/1 at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ
6/4 at Wakarusa in Ozark, AR
7/26 at XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, NJ

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The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson: The End Times Tour

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The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson are joining forces to co-headline The End Times tour. Kicking off July 7th in Concord, CA and wrapping up August 8th in Cincinnati, the tour will span 23 dates in support of Marilyn Manson’s The Pale Emperor and The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy. Tickets go on sale starting April 3rd.  For more information, fans can go to thesmashingpumpkins.com and marilynmanson.com.
Monuments To An Elegy, The Smashing Pumpkins 8th studio album was released on December 9th to rave reviews via Martha’s Music/BMG as part of their ongoing work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.  Click here to buy Monuments To An Elegy.  Marilyn Manson’s critically acclaimed album The Pale Emperor is available now via Loma Vista by clicking here.

The End Times Tour Dates:

7/7/2015 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

7/9/2015 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/10/2015 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

7/11/2015 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre

7/13/2015 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

7/15/2015 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

7/16/2015 Houston, TX @ NRG Arena

7/18/2015 San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum

7/19/2015 Austin, TX  @ Austin City Limits Live

7/20/2015 New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

7/22/2015 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre

7/24/2015 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds

7/25/2015 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/26/2015 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater

7/28/2015 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

7/29/2015 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

7/31/2015 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

8/1/2015 Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

8/2/2015 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

8/4/2015 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

8/5/2015 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

8/7/2015 Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

8/8/2015 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

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Listen: Twin Caverns – “Pyramid”

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“Pyramid was actually the first song we wrote together back in 2013 and has since existed in many forms. It was really the catalyst for Twin Caverns coming together and we are really excited to finally be able to share it with everyone” – Twin Caverns

“Pyramid” is the next single to come from Sydney electronic duo Twin Caverns (Louise Millar & Michael Macias), and is also the opening-track to their forthcoming debut EP.

Twin Caverns have a knack for creating chilled, daydream-like soundscapes, and “Pyramid” is proof of this yet again. Blends of delicate guitar riffs weave their way throughout Michael Macias’ intricately arranged layers of electronic beats, samples and percussion, cradled by the sounds of Louise Millar’s hauntingly beautiful voice, as she reveals an emotional tale of intimacy, frustration and the fragility of intertwining oneself with others.

Twin Caverns’ Glass Balloon EP will be available on on Wednesday, April 8th.

Listen: Twin Caverns – “Pyramid”

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Free Download: Louis Vivet – “Save Tonight” ft. Gavrielle & Nick Goldston (Win & Woo Remix)

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Listen / download: Louis Vivet – “Save Tonight” ft. Gavrielle & Nick Goldston (Win & Woo Remix)

Remember the original song “Save Tonight” from Eagle Eye Cherry? Well, here’s a pretty cool remix! Check it out and download if you like!

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