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alt-J Tour Dates

alt-J announces a headlining tour of North America starting on April 7 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO. The tour includes festival stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Mountain Jam. A show at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY will mark the largest venue the band has headlined in North America (see more info on that below).

On top of touring, alt-J are currently at work with various collaborators on a re-interpretation of their most recent album Relaxer. More news on this album coming soon.

04.07.2018 Sat – Denver CO – Fillmore Auditorium
04.10.2018 Tue – Magna UT – The Great Saltair
04.12.2018 Thu – Phoenix AZ – The Van Buren
04.14.20018 Sat – Indio CA – Coachella
04.16.2018 Mon – Santa Barbara CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
04.18.2018 Wed – San Francisco CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04.20.2018 Fri – Las Vegas NV – The Chelsea Theatre – The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
04.21.2018 Sat – Indio CA – Coachella
04.23.2018 Mon – Davis CA  – UC Davis – Pavilion at ARC
04.24.2018 Tues – Eugene OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
04.25.2018 Wed – Spokane WA – Knitting Factory
06.06.2018 Wed – St. Louis MO – Peabody Opera House
06.07.2018 Thu – Chicago IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
06.08.2018 Fri – Louisville KY – Iroquois Amphitheater
06.07-10.2018 – Manchester TN – Bonnaroo
06.11.2018 Mon – Charlotte NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06.12.2018 Tue – Pittsburgh PA – Stage AE
06.14-17.2018 – Dover DE – Firefly
06.15-17.2018 – Hunter NY – Mountain Jam
06.15.2018 Fri – Forest Hills NY – Forest Hills Stadium
06.18.2018 Mon – Portland ME – Thompson’s Point
06.20.2018 Wed – Toronto ON – Echo Beach
06.24.2018 Sun – Monterrey MEX – Teatro Banamex
06.26.2018 Tue – Mexico City MEX – Pepsi Center



alt-J announces a unique concert at Forest Hills Stadium on June 15. It will mark the largest venue the band has ever headlined in North America, and is the only immersive sound show in the continent. In another first for the band, the show will feature a surround speaker system enveloping the entire audience. The speakers will be used throughout the show to position sound effects mixed into a variety of the band’s material, thus creating an immersive sound experience. The band has recently won the prestigious ‘Knights Of Illumination’ award for lighting production in an arena, which will also be featured at this show. For this special event, the entire venue will be general admission, including floor and bowl, so that fans can enjoy the show from every angle.

Additionally, the band is happy to announce that Kamasi Washington will be appearing as special guest on the bill.

alt-J is Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green.  Their first album An Awesome Wave won the prestigious Mercury Prize in the UK and sold Gold in the US and Canada.  Their second album, This Is All Yours received a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative album was certified Gold by the RIAA in the US. The band’s third album Relaxer was released in June, 2017

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Brand New: Equal + LEFTI – “The Way I Move”


Check out this sparkly new disco collab track from DJ’s Equal + LEFTI (at the bottom of post).

About Equal and LEFTI:

Equal is a New York City DJ and music producer originally from Asheville, NC. He’s previously spent his nights wooing crowds all over the world, from New York City’s hottest parties for the downtown-club kids and fashion elite, to large scale events and festivals such as Bonnaroo. As a lifetime drummer from a musically inclined family, his transition to production from solely DJ’ing was a natural one. He first garnered attention as a producer with the release of his single, “Lost in the Evening (ft. Gary Jules),” and his recent hit “Shakedown” has garnered worldwide DJ support alongside placement in outlets such as Vogue UK and a collaborative ad-campaign from Ciroc for Zoolander 2. Equal will continue to release exciting collaborations featuring indie music’s elite as the year continues.

LEFTI is a Brooklyn based Producer / DJ / Musician and Songwriter by way of Florida. Mainly known for his thrilling remixes for artists such as Anoraak, Gallant, CID, Big Data, ASTR, French Horn Rebellion and Solid Disco, LEFTI has been titled “a disco-house hero” by Dancing Astronaut and has “richly layered productions that tread the line between house, funk and indie dance” by Billboard. With only a handful of original material released (Big Beat, Atlas Chair and Mix Mash) LEFTI has already been supported by top tier DJ’s (Don Diablo, Laid Back Luke, Martin Solveig..) as well as placement in digital marketing synchronization through the likes of Hulu and Vanity Fair. LEFTI is currently set to release a string of singles in the months ahead.

Of the song:

“Collaborating on this song was a fun lil’ journey. Initially we were hanging out working on an edit which turned into a fun sample based disco track that ignited the idea to reach out to Adeline as a feature. Writing together was a blast and once we got her vocals in a great place, we realized we needed to change the instrument bed into something with a little more bite.” — Equal + LEFTI


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Stream Civil Twilight’s Acoustic Album: Story of an Immigrant


Civil Twilight, originally from South Africa, and now Nashville based, are living proof of what happens when you stop worrying about being the chosen one and make music built on both the roots that grew you and the love that keeps you thriving every day.
Civil Twilight’s songs embrace every corner of human emotion, balancing delicate, poetic lyrics with sweeping arrangements that touch all the senses: a phrase to make you think; a rolling drumbeat you can feel in your bones; a guitar vamp as illustrative as a picture; a shimmer of keys whose light can nearly be seen and heard.
The same goes for their most recent release – a gorgeous, goose-bump giving acoustic rendition of their album, Story of an Immigrant, which premiered via Billboard.  “It was a lot of fun breaking these songs down to their core, stripping them naked and giving them a new outfit,” singer Steven McKellar tells Billboard. “To see what else we could bring out of them and what else they could say. These versions allow the listener a closer look and hopefully a more intimate experience of the original album.”
Available via Wind-up Records and one year since the release of the original record, the acoustic record also features three bonus tracks, “Letters from the Sky” and “Save Yourself”, plus an ethereal cover of Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself,” that premiered a few weeks prior via Consequence of Sound.
Following appearances at Bonnaroo and Firefly this Summer, the band will continue across the country on a headlining tour this July. With a handful of upcoming shows with Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, the band also announce today that they will be direct support for Nothing But Thieves this Fall.  The tour sees them travel to Canada, down the west coast of America through the Pacific North West and into Southern California, with another leg in October that brings them to the East Coast and into the South.
* with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness 
**with Nothing But Thieves
7/19 The Old Rock House – St Louis MO
7/20 Schubas Tavern – Chicago IL
7/21 Wooly’s – Des Moines IA *
7/22 The Blue Note – Columbia MO *
9/14 Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre**
9/16 Edmonton AB @ The Starlite Ballroom**
9/17 Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth**
9/19 Seattle, WA @ Neumos**
9/20 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom**
9/22 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall**
9/23 Santa Ana, Ca @ Constellation Room**
9/24 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues Voodoo Room**
10/21 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry**
10/22 Pittsburg, PA @ Stage AE**
10/23 Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel**
10/25 Nashville, TN @ Exit In**
10/26 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground**
10/28 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn**
10/30 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West**
11/01 Orlando, FL @ The Social**

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Newest Love: Ki:Theory (+ free download)

Click image to listen to "Holiday Heart"

Ki:Theory (a.k.a. Joel Burleson) is a recording artist and producer who walks the tightrope between electronic and indie/alternative rock. Ki:Theory has also lent his adventurous sound  to remixes for Daft Punk, Queens of the Stone Age, Ladytron, and Brazilian Girls among others. Having already rocked Bonnaroo and dj-ing for Betsey Johnson’s during NYC fashion week, Ki:Theory has returned to the studio to work on new material. Yesterday, he released the single for “Holiday Heart.” For the B-side, he teamed up with Holy Fuck for a remix of
UNKLE’s track “Natural Selection” which features The Black Angels.

Check out the “Holiday Heart” MP3 where it premiered on PopMatters or HERE!

“Holiday Heart” has a bright vocal melody, skittering beat, and an instantly memorable hook with something a little darker brewing beneath the surface. “(Holiday Heart) is actually a medical condition you get when you’ve been hitting the whiskey and summer sausage a little too hard (commonly around the holidays).  I’ve always thought it makes a great metaphor for ‘to much of a good thing.”, explains Burleson. The b-side is an Olympian collaboration between Ki:Theory, UNKLE, Holy Fuck, and The Black Angels. “Natural Selection” is such a great song to start.  I’m a huge fan of UNKLE, The Black Angels, and Holy Fuck. I did a remix for UNKLE once before [2007’s “Hold My Hand”], so getting asked to contribute to something all these great artists had collaborated on was just phenomenal.  Holy Fuck had already laid some really nice textures and ambient soundscapes for the remix so getting in there with big drums and some leads seemed like a cool direction.”, says Burleson.

Ki:Theory has also recently contributed a remix of Daft Punk’s “The Son of Flynn” to Daft Punk/Tron: Legacy remix album “Reconfigured”. His song “Arms for Legs” is also featured alongside Sleigh Bells and Silversun Pickups in the trailer for John Singleton’s new film “Abduction”. This month, his remix of  the song “Angelica” is also featured on  the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” soundtrack by Rodrigo y Gabriela with Hans Zimmer.

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The Disco Biscuits – “On Time” Clip

Check out this little promo for the new Disco Biscuits album Planet Anthem (release date is 3/16/10).
It’s a taste of the video for track “On Time”…how cute is that stick figure robot?!?!

Oh yeah, and on Tuesday, The Disco Biscuits are going to be celebrating the release by broadcasting the entire CD Release Party at the TLA in their home town of Philadelphia for free. It starts at 8 pm and is available here: www.livestream.com/discobiscuits.

Also, you can grab an autographed copy of Planet Anthem from Newbury Comics here.  

The 9th annual 3-day music & arts festival, Camp Bisco, has confirmed some of the 50+ performer lineup including LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Girl Talk (!!!), Major Lazer and Diplo. The Disco Biscuits will be performing all 3 of the nights. The Camp location is at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY on July 15-17.

They’ll also be at Ultra Music Festival in Miami this month (the 26th) with Tiesto, Deadmau5, Passion Pit and more. AND they’ll be at Bonnaroo this June in Manchester, TN.


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The Disco Biscuits, On Time

The Disco Biscuits are taking the pre-order game to a whole new level. Everyone and their mother does the signed CD/poster/ticket bundle (which they’ll be doing too), but that’s not the good stuff. Starting TODAY fans have the opportunity to pre-order an autographed copy of Planet Anthem (Out March 16th via their own Diamond Riggs/ILG) and pick from over 32 different combination options. These (most awesome) options include but are not limited to:

* Dinner with the band

* An opportunity to sing on the next Biscuits record

* Writing the band’s setlist for a night

* Shots of Jameson with the band

* Playing a song with the band on stage during a show

* Guitar/Bass/Keyboard/Drum lessons with a band member

* Attending a Philadelphia Eagles game with the band

* Playing tennis verses the band

For a full list and pre-ordering, check out http://planetanthem.com/

Have a listen to the first single from the album, “On Time” by clicking here.

And have another listen to the Juan MacLean  remix of “You and I” by clicking here!

From press release:

Planet Anthem marks the beginning of a new chapter for the band. Since they formed in 1995, the guys created their own movement by fusing the jam band and electronic music scenes. However, their forthcoming release prominently features elements of pop, indie dance, hip hop, and straight up rock music. This is not the band you think they are. This is a band that makes damn good pop songs that, if you gave them a chance, would resonate with you. Don’t be scared, give it a whirl.

The Biscuits collaborated for the first time with multiple producers, songwriters, and outside musicians, including Don Cheegro and Dirty Harry (Ludacris, Chris Brown, Beanie Sigel). The result is an album filled with sing along melodies and infectious beats. Another first, the new video for “You and I” has been added to rotation at both MTV2 and MTVu and the band is going to be hosting Subterranean as well.

After plowing through 5 sold-out dates at Nokia Theatre in NYC over New Years and four sold-out shows at Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre in January, The Biscuits will hit the road again starting tonight in Baltimore. The band will be performing at Ultra Music Festival in Miami alongside Tiesto, Deadmau5, Carl Cox, Passion Pit, Major Lazer and more. They’ll also be playing Bonnaroo 2010 this June in Manchester, TN. They also just announced details for the annual music festival they put together, Camp Bisco, which is now in in 9th year.  Past performers have included Snoop Dogg, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, The Roots, MSTRKRFT, Nas and Damien Marley, Girl Talk, and Kid Cudi.  This year, the event will take place July 15 – 17 in Mariaville, New York. Lastly, the Biscuits will be hosting their even Bisco Inferno at Red Rocks on May 29th. This year’s lineup will feature Aeroplane, Pnuma Trio, The Crystal Method (DJ Set), Booka Shade, The Glitch Mob and of course 2 sets of the Biscuits.

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Cage The Elephant


Brothers Brad and Matt Shultz along with three of their friends make up Cage The Elephant, are here with their self-titled debut album, which was released last month. After much success with their single, “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” they are ready for everyone to have a listen to “Tiny Little Robots”.

The Shultz bros, drummer Jared Champion, guitarist Lincoln Parish, and Daniel Tichenor on bass, are hitting up all the cool festivals this summer, too. Check out their tour schedule:

06/14: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
08/01: Jersey City, NJ @ All Points West Festival
08/09: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

(Check their website (which is v. cool and colorful btw) for more info.)

-terrorizing, amp-jumping, accidental vomiting and shambolic, Southern-fried riffs like if the Kings of Leon loved Iggy Pop and didn’t care about their hair.”
Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly, April 2009

Click here to have a listen to “Tiny Little Robots”

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