Tegan and Sara’s new album, Heartthrob, has a release date for their seventh album of January 29, 2013, with the exception of UK/Europe which is February 18th. Sisters Tegan and Sara Quin have some additional exiting news. Before their impending US Tour with The Killers, with whom their currently on the road in the UK, Tegan and Sara announced today that they’ll be playing a special special gig at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on Monday, November 19th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at Noon EST.
The girls are set to perform their addicting new single, “Closer,” on The Late Show with David Letterman November 20th. “Closer” has come out of the gates blazing. Tegan and Sara recently offered fans another taste of what they can expect on Heartthrob when they posted a stream of another new song, “I’m Not Your Hero”.
Confirmed T&S Tour Dates:
UK Dates w/The Killers:
- Nov 8 – Motorpoint Arena – Sheffield, South Yorkshire
- Nov 9 – Echo Arena – Liverpool, Merseyside
- Nov 13 – Manchester Arena – Manchester
- Nov 14 – Manchester Arena – Manchester
- Nov 16 – O2 Arena – London
- Nov 17 – O2 Arena – London
US Headlining Show:
- Nov 19 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
- Nov 20 – Late Show w/David Letterman – NYC
- Nov 29 – 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO
- Nov 30 – UCCU Center – Orem, UT
- Dec 1 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
- Dec 3 – Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver, BC
- Dec 4 – Kitting Factory – Spokane, WA
- Dec 5 – Theatre of the Clouds @ Rose Garden – Portland, OR
- Dec 7 – 91x WREX The Halls – San Diego, CA *
- Dec 8 – Live 105′s Not So Silent Night – San Francisco, CA *
- Dec 10 – KJEE Winter Round Up – Santa Barbara, CA *
- Dec 13 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
- Dec 14 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
- Dec 15 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
- Dec 16 – Metropolis – Montreal, QB
- Dec 17 – Agganis Arena – Boston, MA
- Dec 18 – Patriot Center – Fairfax, VA
- Dec 20 – EMU Convocation Center – Ypsilanti, MI
- Dec 21 – UIC Pavilion – Chicago, IL
*without The Killers
Remix master (among many other things) Jacques Lu Cont put his golden touch on Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown”, garnering radio love in the UK from Pete Tong and Annie Mac.
Download: Coldplay – Charlie Brown (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
Fixers has announced plans for their first U.S. EP, Pop Meat/Your Corruptor, which will see a release on April 24th on Dolphin Love Records. The Oxford, UK-based psychedelic pop quintet is sharing the track “Another Lost Apache” as a free MP3 download to give everyone a taste of the EP. With an aesthetic that blooms from Beach Boys-era harmonies and surf samples, Fixers assert themselves as a band to watch, with endless hooks and a love for experimentation.
Pop Meat/Your Corruptor opener, “Another Lost Apache,” builds on an a cappella harmony and turns it into a fuzzed out adventure. The anthemic “Crystals” will have you singing along on the first listen as its slow rolling speeds up to ecstatic peaks. The monumental sound of “Passages/Love In Action/108″ underscores its question of where did the world go before coming back down amidst chants: “We are the sun / We are the moon / We’re coming down / We’re coming down.” “Pink Light” has a propelling rhythm that will take you from a sunny afternoon into a late hours dancing frenzy. On Pop Meat/Your Corruptor, Fixers are hinting at what’s to come. They never sacrifice the big melodies or the experimentation and the result is a sun-drenched, fuzzed out, joyride that will make your 2012 better.
Pop Meat/Your Corruptor EP Tracklist:
- 1. Another Lost Apache
- 2. Crystals
- 3. Pink Light
- 4. Uriel
- 5. Passages/Love In Action/108
Upcoming US Tour Dates
- 4/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery
- 4/19 – New York, NY – Pianos
Download: Fixers – “Another Lost Apache”
Exlovers debut album Moth will be out on Young & Lost Club Records on May 21st.
Austin, Texas band Cotton Mather is preparing to reissue its long out-of-print landmark power pop album Kontiki on Valentine’s Day, 2012. The album was originally released in the US in 1997 with little fanfare. In the UK, however, Kontiki was a smash.
With the spotlight shining on the album in their homeland, Oasis brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher discovered and fell in love with Kontiki. The Gallaghers started talking about the record in the press themselves, helping to spur on a cult following for the album among musicians all over the globe. A fellow Austin-ite and fan from the beginning, Spoon’s Britt Daniel also began to spread the word, and over the years, the adoration of Kontiki continued to grow, leading band leader Robert Harrison to prepare Kontiki (Deluxe Edition).
Scheduled for release on February 14th, 2012 on Harrison’s own Star Apple Kingdom label, the two-CD deluxe format will include the original album along with four-track demos, acoustic versions and songs that didn’t make the final cut. Harrision funded the reissue via a Kickstarter campaign made successful by the many fans that Kontiki created since 1997. The campaign was undoubtedly also helped by the profound endorsements and damn funny presentation captured in this promo film seen below.
Camp Hill Rail Operator
Spin My Wheels
My Before and After
Aurora Bori Alice
Church of Wilson
Lily Dreams On
Animal Show Drinking Song
Prophecy For the Golden Age
She’s Only Cool
Homefront Cameo (4-Track)
Pine Box Builder #1
Camp Hill Rail Operator (Acoustic)
Baby Freeze Queen #1
Altar Boy (Live at The Hit Shack)
Flying Annie’s Kite
Innocent Street (Acoustic)
Spin My Wheels (Electric)
Church of Wilson (4-Track)
Private Ruth (Acoustic)
The Gold Gone Days
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Hailed by ZINK Magazine as “U.K.’s best kept secret” Deluka’s “OMFG” Innerparty System remix premiered yesterday. Having remixed everyone from Katy Perry to the Killers, Innerparty System has infused a fast and intense beat into the electrifying hit song that is sure to get your body moving. You can download the “OMFG” Innerparty System remix on The Street Date or here.
If you missed Deluka’s commanding performances at CMJ, the band has several new shows coming up. Baeble Music is also offering 3 lucky fans the chance to win a signed copy of You Are the Night and a Deluka t-shirt. The contest ends 11/30, click here to enter.
Click to watch the video for "Dance the Way I Feel"
I am very saddened to hear of the death of Charles Haddon, the lead singer of UK synth pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool. This past Friday night he jumped from a telephone mast behind stage at the Belgian music festival, Pukkelpop. He was only 22 years old.
From Spinner UK:
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool had a promising career ahead of them after a successful debut in 2009. The band’s single ‘Dance the Way I Feel’ reached No. 10 on the UK singles chart. The band also supported fellow UK pop act La Roux on tour. A debut full-length, ‘Christ Died for Our Synths,’ was to be released this October, and the band had a headlining UK tour scheduled. It is not known yet whether the band will hold the album or release it as planned.
A statement on Ou Est Le Swimming Pool’s MySpace page reads, “We are all so deeply saddened to confirm that our friend Charlie Haddon passed away yesterday, Friday 20 August. The singer had just performed with his band, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. Charles Alexander Haddon R.I.P. Thanks for all your messages of support. x.”
During their show, Haddon had taken an unexpected stage-dive that turned out badly. A girl was hurt pretty severely, but was taken to the hospital and expected to recover. After the band’s performance, Haddon and his bandmates were in an argument about the incident, which came close to starting a riot.
Back in April, I introduced you guys to UK group Deluka and posted their hit song “Cascade.” Well, after spending a bunch of time in Brooklyn, they’ve written their full-length album that will be digitally released in September (physcially in October) on Vel Records.
Get The Rapture’s remix of “Cascade” here!
The new material shows the growth Deluka has experienced during their time in Brooklyn. The lush production and the undeniable chorus of “Come Back To Me” prove that this band can write a great pop song. Gritty songs like “Trespasser” and “Waves” show the band’s mastery of layering of lead singer and guitarist Ellie Innocenti’s rock guitar riffs over the electronic beats of electronics expert Kris Kovacs. Drummer Stevie Palmer provides the flawless rhythm that has become a trademark of the band’s sound.
Deluka are also no strangers to the dancefloor. “Mean Streak” has the energy and the attitude to whip any crowd into a frenzy. The album closer, which has also become a hallmark closer for their electrifying live shows, is the epic “Capital City”, an anthemic track that could very well become indie rock’s answer to “Empire State of Mind.”
Click here to have a listen and download their newest single, “Nevada.”
First of all, by going to their site you’re immediately hit with a video and if you type in your email address you can get a free mp3 of “It Will All End In Tears” sent to your inbox.
The Drums self-titled debut album was released digitally two days ago from Downtown Records. The vinyl will follow on August 10 and the physical CD will hit stores in September. The US version of the CD will contain bonus tracks not found on the UK release. After the release of their debut EP Summertime! and a string of tour dates in the UK, The Drums were listed at #1 on both Clash and NME’s Top Tips of the Year and #5 on the BBC’s Sound of 2010 poll. Pitchfork’s readers voted the band as ‘Best Hope for 2010’ in their 2009 Readers’ Poll.
You’ve heard the buzz and with the release of the band’s debut album, the songs speak for themselves.
Deluka is the new sensation from the UK. Led by Ellie Innocenti, their songs have already gotten attention all over the place, including on MTV’s “The City” and the 2009 VMAs. Deluka are an English electronic, indie band, whose sound has been likened to nearly every genre from Punk to Disco, Electro to indie and New Wave to No Wave. Deluka’s fresh new sound is the eclectic evolution of Birmingham’s storied pedigree, a perfect storm of fluid electronic beats and hailing rock riffs, pulsating bass and breathtaking vocals.
NME calls it, “Girl-charged electro-skuzz punk, akin to Ladytron snacking on The Killers for brunch.”
They’re set to play a couple shows here in the US this year, and their debut album will be out soon. BUT, until then, click here to listen to the track “Cascade”
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