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Hangin’ Out With Faulkner

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Faulkner is a four member bi-coastal rock group that came together in 2013. Last year they released their debut EP Revanchist and right now they’re gearing up for the album drop this fall. While the guys were in town for a show recently at the Rex Theater, I caught up with frontman Lucas Asher for a few questions after their sound check.

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So what have you guys been working on?

We just got off our single with Royce da 5’9″, Eminem’s collaborator.

Yes, I’ve heard it! How did that happen?

Cool, yeah, we just reached out and connected through mutual friends – we just finished recording w/ RZA and so it’s all like a small circle.

Does the album have an overall theme?

Revenge. Very aggressive, a little bit dark — and then we open up and explore more areas on the LP. We’ll have more singles that are uptempo and more danceable, a little bit more of a fun record.

You just performed your new song “Hot Streak” at the Troubadour, right?

Yeah, we premiered it there. Tonight will be the second time we’ve ever played it live.

Really? That’s amazing! So special…

Who else would you love to work with in the future?

We like Kanye West, so he would be up there. We like The Weeknd a lot. Our music style is like a mix of The Clash and The Weeknd. We always lean towards urban collaborations. If we didn’t though, it would probably be Muse.

If you could sit under a table and listen to any two people talk, who would it be?

Nikola Tesla and…let’s see, who else…it’d be like, Bob Dylan.

That’s a nice pair, I wonder what that conversation would be like?! (laughs).

Yeah. (laughs).

What music have you been listening to?

A lot of new music. A lot of cool, new music. I’m really into house and electronic but I’m all over the place.

What platform do you use to listen to music?

I’m on all of them. Anything on demand, I don’t really like the Pandora type where it tells you what to listen to. I’m still mostly on YouTube, actually.

Yeah? Do you make your own playlists and stuff?

Yeah, follow me. (laughs).

What song do you remember most from your childhood or what makes you feel nostalgic?

I grew up on Queen, so I’m a huge Queen fan.

What else can you add for fans?

We have our first video, it’s called “Revolutionary” — it was shot in Hawaii and we’re shooting another music video in Morocco coming up. “Hot Streak” will be our next single.

At this point, the employees were getting prepped for the crowd and the band needed to finish a few last things, too. I graciously thanked Lucas and gave the guys my own version of a swag bag for their tour bus — it included a 6 pack of local Pittsburgh beers and a family size bag of potato chips. (Who wouldn’t want that swag? Duh.)

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Obviously, we stuck around for the show. This was their first time playing in Pittsburgh and they were touring with Atlas Genius. The set killed it, with the guys playing fan faves, “Revolutionary” and “These Kids Nowadays.” And indeed they kept their word by giving us the experience of their newest track, “Hot Streak,” which was definitely my favorite AND maybe a new favorite of the band’s, too. “It’s always a lot of fun playing new songs at our shows,” expressed the band’s bass player, Dimitri Farougias.

The guys will be playing a couple shows later this month in California with The Kickback, so if you’re around, definitely check them out and go say “hi”!

August 24 – Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA

August 26 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA

August 29 – Resident, Los Angeles, CA

 

Check out a couple of the band’s videos below:

This track will appear on the new album:

 

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New track: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Don’t Tell Me”

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Just two weeks out from the release of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s sophomore LP, The Speed of Things, the guys have dropped a brand new song, “Don’t Tell Me.” DEJJ’s Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott explain: “Before we even knew we were going to make a second album we began playing this song live almost two years ago and have been dodging questions after shows about when it was going to be made available ever since.” The track premiered with Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco yesterday.

Listen: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Don’t Tell Me”

Paste recently championed DEJJ’s lead single, “If You Didn’t See Me, Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” as one of the “Best Songs of Summer” alongside the likes of Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Vampire Weekend, and more. Teen Vogue just called out the album as one of “The Most Exciting Albums Coming Out This Fall” raving “Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. makes straightforward, infectious indie-pop that you’ll listen to again and again.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have linked up with labelmates Atlas Genius for the “Ones To Watch Tour” this fall, which just launched this week. It includes two nights in NYC on October 10th and 11th at Irving Plaza, The Wiltern in LA November 6th and The Fillmore in SF November 7th. A full list of dates is below.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • 09/25     Pabst Theater- Milwaukee, WI*
  • 09/26     Varsity Theater- Minneapolis, MN*
  • 09/27     Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
  • 09/28     High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
  • 09/29     Mojo’s – Columbia, MO
  • 10/01     House of Blues- Chicago, IL*
  • 10/02     House of Blues- Cleveland, OH*
  • 10/04     Danforth Music Hall- Toronto, ON*
  • 10/05     Cabaret Mile – End – Montreal, Canada
  • 10/06     Port City – Portland, ME
  • 10/08     House of Blues- Boston, MA*
  • 10/10     Irving Plaza- New York, NY*
  • 10/11     Irving Plaza- New York, NY*
  • 10/12     Theatre of the Living Arts- Philadelphia, PA*
  • 10/13     The Fillmore/Silver Spring- Silver Spring, MD*
  • 10/21     The Borderline – London, UK
  • 10/23     Hoxton Square – London, UK
  • 11/01     House of Blues- Anaheim, CA*
  • 11/06     The Wiltern- Los Angeles, CA*
  • 11/07     The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
  • 11/09     Crystal Ballroom- Portland, OR*
  • 11/10     Venue- Vancouver, BC*
  • 11/11     Neptune Theatre- Seattle, WA*
  • 11/23     Detroit Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI

*”Ones to Watch” Tour w/ Atlas Genius

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Haerts Release New Song “All The Days”

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New York band Haerts have revealed their brand new track “All The Days” exclusively via Elle.com.

Click here to have a listen!

“Ripe for a top-down cruise to, well, anywhere. Your summer playlist just got a headliner,” Elle commented about the track.

HAERTS is a band from New York hailing from Germany, England, and the United States. The group consists of Nini Fabi, Ben Gebert, Garrett Ienner, Derek McWilliams, and Jonathan Schmidt. The band’s first single, “Wings,” was produced in collaboration with Jean-Philip Grobler (aka St. Lucia). HAERTS’ debut album is due in 2013.

Late last year, the band revealed their first song “Wings” and an unofficial video for the song HERE, before going to SXSW where they played the Columbia/Filter, Laneways, IndieShuffle, Portals/Hype Machine and Neon Gold Records showcases. The band is playing their upcoming album live first on their first American tour with Shout Out Louds and will continue touring with Atlas Genius through June.

HAERTS live:
* = w/ Shout Out Louds
# = w/ Atlas Genius
& = w/ Fitz and The Tantrums

Thu 5/23: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey *
Fri 5/24: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey *
Wed 5/29: Salt Lake City, UK @ Kilby Court #
Fri 5/31: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre #
Sat 6/1: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep #
Tue 6/4: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music #
Thu 6/6: Indianapolis, IN @ Delux @ Old Nation #
Fri 6/7: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall #
Sun 6/9: Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsey #
Tue 6/11: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva #
Wed 6/12: Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club #
Fri 6/14: Albany, NY @ Bayou Café #
Sat 6/15: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair #
Mon 6/17: Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Café #
Tue 6/18: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
Wed 6/19: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
Mon 6/24: Detroit, MI @ The Shelter #
Fri 6/28: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club &
Sun 6/30: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza &
Sat 9/14: Rochester, MI @ Laneway Festival Detroit

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Video: Atlas Genius – “Centred On You”

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Atlas Genius will kick off its first-ever North American headline tour. The run includes sold-out nights in Houston, Santa Barbara, Denver, Minneapolis, Cambridge and New York City, where the Australian band will play The Bowery Ballroom on June 18 and 19.  The band will play London, UK for the first time on May 7, as well. Supporting acts will include The Neighbourhood, The Postelles, The Colourist, Pacific Air and Haerts. Atlas Genius, who recently wrapped up a sold-out tour with Imagine Dragons, will also perform at numerous festivals, including the Sasquatch! Festival, Lollapalooza, the Firefly Music Festival, Summerfest, Edgefest, San Francisco’s BFD and San Diego’s X-Fest. See below for tour itinerary.

“Centred on You,” Atlas Genius’ new video was directed by Anders Rostad. “Trojans,” the first single from the band’s full-length debut, When It Was Now (Warner Bros. Records), is a Top 5 Modern Rock/Top 10 Triple A radio hit. It has already sold over 250,000 tracks in the U.S. and has spent 49 weeks on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. “Trojans” has been heard on such shows as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Deception,” “Whitney,” “Being Human” and “90210.” The band’s new single, “If So,” praised by Rolling Stone for its “dream-like guitar licks, shifty hi-hats and a meaty bass backbone, has been licensed by “90210” and the EA Sports FIFA video game.

Brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery wrote, recorded and produced When It Was Now at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. “Bouncy, jangly tracks like ‘Through the Glass’ and the single ‘Trojans’…[are] pretty damn irresistible,” said People. Seventeen placed them on its list of “17 Bands Everyone Should Be Talking About.” Neon Gold said that When It Was Now “promises to be one of the year’s most impressive debuts,” NYLON tipped Atlas Genius as one of the top five bands to watch out for in 2013 and Entertainment Weekly named them as one of “15 New Stars We Love.”

May

3 – New York, NY @ Original Penguin SoHo store

4 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s w/Family of the Year

7 – London, UK @ Electrowerks

19 – Mountain View, CA @ Live 105 BFD Festival

20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Restaurant and Music Club **  SOLD OUT

22 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Night Club **

24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom **

25 – Quincy, WA @ The Gorge – Sasquatch! Music Festival – Bigfoot Stage

26 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue **

29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ***

31 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater ***  SOLD OUT

 

June

1 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep ***

4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café ***  SOLD OUT

6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre ***

7 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ***

9 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindley ****

11 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa ****

12 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club ****

14 – Albany, NY @ Bayou Café ****

15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair  **** SOLD OUT

17 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Café ****

18 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom  ****  SOLD OUT

19 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom ****  SOLD OUT

20 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino – Wolf Den  FREE SHOW

21 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

23 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House *****

24 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter *****

27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest

 

July

6 – Vancouver, BC @Kelowna’s Waterfront Park

10 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Festival

13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Fest

 

August

2 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

4 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

8 – Bakersfield, CA @ B Ryders

TBA – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands

 

September

20 – San Diego, CA @ 91X Fest

 

Supporting acts:

*The Neighbourhood

**The Postelles and The Colourist 

***The Postelles and Haerts

****Pacific Air and Haerts

*****Pacific Air

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Debut Album From Atlas Genius Out Today!

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When It Was Now, the long awaited and highly anticipated full-length debut from Atlas Genius, is out today! The band wrote, recorded and produced the album at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. They will perform their hit single, “Trojans,” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” tonight and play a sold-out record release show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY tomorrow, February 20th. The record release show will be broadcast by SiriusXM Alt Nation on Friday evening and then throughout the weekend.

Their song “Symptoms” is currently the iTunes Single of the Week. New single “If So,” praised by Rolling Stone for its “dream-like guitar licks, shifty hi-hats and a meaty bass backbone,” is already gaining momentum at radio and online, where it has over 75,000 Sound Cloud streams in 2 weeks.

Last week, the band introduced new songs off of When It Was Now…

Listen: Atlas Genius – “Electric” via Neon Gold

Listen: Atlas Genius – “Centred On You” via Indie Shuffle

Taking its inspiration from the album artwork, the trailer for When It Was Now was shot underwater. It was directed by Claire Marie Vogel, who lensed the “Trojans” and “Symptoms” videos. When It Was Now is available now at iTunes.

Their sold-out tour with Imagine Dragons is underway and stops at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on February 23rd and the Wiltern in Los Angeles on March 20th. Atlas Genius will perform at SXSW on March 13th (KCRW’s Official SXSW nighttime showcase) and March 14th (The Warner Sound showcase). They have also just announced new shows at The Bowery Ballroom in New York, Edgefest in Dallas, and Sasquatch! Festival at The Gorge in Washington. Tickets for Atlas Genius’ first-ever North American headline tour have been selling so quickly that many shows have been moved to larger venues. Their Headlining Tour will kick off at Emo’s East in Austin, TX on April 24th and go through the end of June.

The track listing for When It Was Now is as follows:

  1. Electric
  2. If So
  3. Back Seat
  4. Trojans
  5. Through The Glass
  6. On A Day
  7. Centred On You
  8. Don’t Make A Scene
  9. All These Girls
  10. When It Was Now
  11. Symptoms

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New Track: Atlas Genius – “If So”

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Atlas Genius will celebrate the February 19th release of its debut album, When It Was Now (Warner Bros. Records), with an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” The band will perform the album’s first single, “Trojans”.

On their new track “If So,” Atlas Genius groove with dream-like guitar licks, shifty hi-hats and a meaty bass backbone,” said Rolling Stone.

Stream: Atlas Genius – “If So”

Atlas Genius’ Keith and Michael Jeffery wrote, recorded and produced When It Was Now at a studio they built in their hometown of Adelaide, Australia. The album captures Atlas Genius’s singular combination of sophisticated musicality and warm, wistful spirit. Infused with a classic sensibility, each of the songs would fit seamlessly if somehow slipped into a long-treasured mixtape.

The  band will kick off a sold-out tour with Imagine Dragons this Friday,  February 8th, at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ. On February 20th, Atlas  Genius will play a record release show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg  in Brooklyn, NY and appear at SXSW on March 13th (KCRW’s Official SXSW  nighttime showcase) and 14th.  Tickets just went on sale for Atlas  Genius’ first North American headline tour, which launches on April 25th  at Antone’s in Austin, TX. See the band’s website for more details and more tour stops.

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Download: The Royal Concept – “World on Fire”

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The Royal Concept is offering a free download of their brand new single “World on Fire.” Available on their official site now, the track comes from the Swedish quartet’s forthcoming full-length album for LAVA Records/Republic Records, due out later this year.
Following up the band’s acclaimed self-titled debut EP, “World on Fire” blazes with sexy synths, an ’80s-style swing, and a danceable hook. Delivered with a spark of effusive charisma and cheeky lyrics, it’s primed to heat dance floors everywhere up. Frontman David Larson sings, “I see the world has gone mad.”

The band will be sharing the stage with alternative sensations Imagine Dragons and Atlas Genius for a string of dates in February.

Download: The Royal Concept – “World on Fire”

Upcoming Tour Dates:
2/18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
2/22 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
2/23 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
2/25 Boston, MA – House of Blues

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Video: Atlas Genius – “Trojans” + “Back Seat” remix for download

Atlas Genius just premiered the official video for their hit single “Trojans,”on MTV, MTVu and VH1. The band has also just released a remix by Goldroom for their song “Back Seat.” Good Music All Day says, “this track might melt your soul a little bit, but in the best possible way of course.

Download: Atlas Genius – “Back Seat” (Goldroom Remix)

Confirmed US Tour Dates:

  • 11/27     The National – Richmond, VA
  • 11/28     Ted Constant Convocation Center – Norfolk, VA
  • 12/01     Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
  • 12/06     Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
  • 12/08     Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
  • 12/11     The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA (Headlining)

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Atlas Genius Touring With Silversun Pickups in September

Atlas Genius will join Silversun Pickups on tour this fall. The run kicks off on September 4th at Malkin Bowl in Vancouver, BC and will include shows at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA (9/13) and Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom (9/21).

Prior to the dates with Silversun Pickups, the Adelaide, Australia-based band will embark on its first-ever U.S. tour, performing at the CD101 Summerfest at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH on August 11 and then making its way west. Atlas Genius will play a series of dates with Animal Kingdom and wrap up the tour with radio shows in Seattle and Portland. See below for itinerary. Fans can purchase tickets and share with their friends HERE.

“Trojans” also peaked at No. 1 on Hype Machine and the We Are Hunted “Emerging Artist” chart. Xaphoon Jones of Chiddy Bang has just put his own unique spin on “Trojans,” with a remix that was recently premiered on Neon Gold. Neon Gold has also invited fans to put their own spin on “Trojans” themselves in the site’s first ever remix contest. Atlas Genius is currently hard at work in its home studio on its full-length debut album.

Atlas Genius – North American Tour Dates

August

  • 11 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion, CD101 Summerfest Radio Show
  • 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre
  • 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hills Duck Room
  • 17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club w/Animal Kingdom
  • 22  – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Night Club w/Animal Kingdom
  • 23  – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop w/Animal Kingdom
  • 25 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park, KNDD The End Summercamp ’12 Radio Show
  • 28 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom, KNRK Radio Show

September

  • 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl w/Silversun Pickups
  • 6 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater w/Silversun Pickups
  • 7 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheatre w/Silversun Pickups
  • 9 – Portland, OR @ Pioneer Courthouse Square w/Silversun Pickups
  • 10 – Davis, CA @ Mondavi Center w/Silversun Pickups
  • 12 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater w/Silversun Pickups
  • 13 – Santa Monica, CA @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium w/Silversun Pickups
  • 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rock The Green
  • 17 – Papillion, NE @ Sumtur Amphitheatre w/Silversun Pickups
  • 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place w/Silversun Pickups
  • 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre w/Silversun Pickups
  • 21 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom w/Silversun Pickups

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Video: Atlas Genius – “Back Seat”

Atlas Genius – U.S. Tour Dates

August

11 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion, CD101 Summerfest Radio Show

12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill

17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club w/Animal Kingdom

22 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Night Club w/Animal Kingdom

23 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop w/Animal Kingdom

25 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park, KNDD The End Summercamp ’12 Radio Show

28 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom, KNRK Radio Show

Additional dates will be announced soon.

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