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Video: SSHH – “Dominoes” (Big Pink Cover)


UK duo SSHH is bringing in rhythm sections from Marilyn Manson and The Big Pink for their latest endeavor: the team took on The Big Pink’s classic “Dominos,” and the track and accompanying video are now streaming exclusively via Team Rock. Singer Sshh Liguz and guitarist Zak Starkey, also known as the current drummer of The Who, formerly of Oasis, and son of Ringo Starr, have gathered a full force of legendary rhythm sections for their upcoming full length of covers, titled ISSUES: because all bands have them. “Dominos” enlists Gil Sharone of Marilyn Manson on drums, Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson on bass, Robbie Furze of The Big Pink on vocals, and was produced and mixed by Nick Launay.



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Stream: The New Royales – Freedom’s For The Brave


“ …adding in big beats, subtracting the scuzzy guitars, smoothing out the chorus, and having Alcock give his best Jack-White-yelping impression.” – NYLON

“…a sticky indie edit of the old-school, feel-groovy joint.”  VIBE

The New Royales have a background as interesting as the music they create together. The band has released Freedom’s For The Brave – an album of covers featuring some of their various influences, including tracks by Depeche Mode, The Zombies, Jefferson Airplane & more.

The band previously unveiled their interpretation of The Monks’ classic, “Drugs In My Pocket“ and their irresistible take on The White Stripes’ “Fell In Love With A Girl.” Now, they release Freedom’s For The Brave and the full album is streaming for your listening pleasure!!!

Stream: The New Royales – Freedom’s For The Brave

The New Royales’ Liz Rodrigues recently lent her voice to Eminem’s latest hit, “Survival.” 2-time GRAMMY winning (4-time nominated) producer, DJ Khalil, has worked with the likes of Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Drake & Kendrick Lamar. In addition, DJ Khalil and Liz, along with Canadian multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Erik Alcock & Chin Injeti, have co-written with Pink on her 5 million albums sold, The Truth About Love, Pitbull’s Can’t Stop Me Now & Eminem‘s hit record Marshall Mathers LP 2 (“Survival”), which debuted at #1 on the iTunes album chart.

Hailing from separate parts of the world; Liz, Erik, Chin & DJ Khalil, The New Royales’ diverse makeup lends a hand in the uniqueness of their sound, pushing their own musical boundaries whilst still remaining a cohesive unit.

Their diverse backgrounds and unifying passion and respect for music has led to a sound that is eclectic and futuristic with a twist of the past.

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Chappo Tour Dates

Photo Credit: Drew Reynolds

Photo Credit: Drew Reynolds

CHAPPO is pleased to announce a headline coast to coast tour of the United States this April. They are fresh off a busy 2012, which saw the release of their debut album Moonwater on Majordomo Records. They toured alongside indie luminaries Of Montreal, and played major festivals including Bonnaroo, Osheaga, Summerfest and Bunbury. Moonwater received notable praise from Pitchfork, “an excellently overstuffed garage-psych sound.” SPIN noted “nods to classic indie (Pixies, a dash of Grandaddy); with just enough psych-swirls to stay groovy.” “Come Home” maintained a spot on Sirius XM – Alt Nation’s top 18 for over 20 weeks.

The band recently released their new covers EP, Nothin’ To Sell You, reinterpreting songs by Jefferson Airplane, Beck, Kenny Rogers, and Caveman. The EP comes with a limited edition poster of original artwork by lead singer Alex Chappo. The illustration includes references to 5 famous paintings (try to guess which ones.)

Album Artwork Credit: Alex Chappo

Album Artwork Credit: Alex Chappo

STREAM Nothin’ to Sell You HERE.


  • March 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
  • April 11 – Washington, DC – Black Cat**
  • April 13 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse**
  • April 15 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl**
  • April 16 – Athens, GA – New Earth (FREE)**
  • April 17 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree*
  • April 18 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin Wolf*
  • April 19 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon*
  • April 20 – Austin, TX – The Parish
  • April 24 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
  • April 25 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s (FREE)
  • April 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
  • April 27 – San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room
  • April 28 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios (FREE)
  • April 29 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
  • May 3 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
  • May 4 – Indianapolis, IN – Do317 Lounge
  • May 5 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub (FREE)
  • May 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – 6119
  • May 7 – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
    **with Dynasty Electric *with Prom Date

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Greg Laswell’s Cover of “Into the Mystic” Tonight on Grey’s Anatomy!

Greg Laswell will have his ninth song placement on ABC’s hit drama Grey’s Anatomy tonight with his previously unreleased version of Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic.” (LOVE LOVE LOVE that song!!!) Laswell has already won over several of film and television’s top music supervisors, who have featured his songs in films such as Confessions of a Shopaholic and My Sister’s Keeper, and recent television placements in the season premieres of CBS’ NCIS and NBC’s Parenthood. “Into The Mystic” is available exclusively at iTunes. His third studio album, Take a Bow, is currently #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.

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New Mates of State

This summer, Mates of State will be releasing their first album that’s full of covers, called Crushes.

From their website (which you can also get a free download of “Laura” off the album):

We are happy to announce some details on our latest recording.   The new album is called CRUSHES (THE COVERS MIXTAPE) and will be released this summer.   This is our first full length recorded and produced by ourselves,  and our longtime collaborator Peter Katis (The National, Swell Season, Interpol, etc.) mixed the record.   We’ve been talking about doing a covers record for a long time.  We’d hear a great song at 2 AM while driving the straight line from one part of Texas to the next, and all we’d want to do is play that song as if we had written it.  There are so many artists we considered, some for the mere fact that they wrote a perfect song, some for nostalgia’s sake, some because more people need to hear them, some for the challenge, and some to shed a whole different light on a song: Our light… make it a duet, more optimistic or maybe less traditional.  

And here’s the tracklisting: 

(I’m excited to hear how some of these will sound!)

1. Laura (Girls)

2. Son et Lumiere (The Mars Volta)

3. Sleep the Clock Around (Belle & Sebastian)

4. Technicolor Girls (Death Cab for Cutie)

5. Long Way Home (Tom Waits

6. Love Letter (Nick Cave)

7. Second Hand News (Fleetwood Mac)

8. 17 Pink Sugar Elephants (Vashti Bunyan)

9. Roller Coaster Ride (Dear Nora)

10. True Love Will Find You in the End (Daniel Johnston)


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Yacht’s Weezer Cover

Portland’s YACHT previously announced that for the first time in their history they’ll be hitting the road with a backing band, who they’ve lovingly named The Straight Gaze.  Today you can hear your first taste of what YACHT sounds like with live accompaniment via their new iTunes session in the studio with The Mystery Lights Band.  The session features three tracks from last year’s critically acclaimed full-length, See Mystery Lights, as well as a cover of Weezer’s song “Holiday.” 

Click here to listen to Yacht’s version of Weezer’s “Holiday”

Fun fact:  Back in high school YACHT’s Claire L. Evans ran Geekrocklove, the 2nd most popular Weezer fansite at the time.

YACHT & The Mystery Lights Band iTunes Session Track List:

1.)  Summer Song

2.)  The Afterlife

3.)  Psychic City (Voodoo City)

4.)  Holiday

YACHT & The Straight Gaze Tour Dates: 

(All Shows with Bobby Birdman except Philadelphia with MNDR and Los Angeles with Small Black, Washed Out, Picture Plane)

02/19:  Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret

02/20:  Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub

02/22:  Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop

02/23:  Calgary, AB @ The Hi Fi Club

02/24:  Saskatoon, SK @ Scratch

02/26:  Northfield, MN @ The Cave at Carleton College

02/27:  Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

02/28:  Gambier, OH @ The Horn Gallery

03/02:  Pontiac, MI @The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom

03/03:  Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah

03/04:  Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar

03/05:  Ottawa, ON @Ritual

03/06:  Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont

03/07:  Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit Soundlab

03/11:  New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

03/12:  Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur/ Makin Time

03/13:  Monterrey, MX @ Festival Nrmal – Alianza Francesca

03/15:  Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

03/16:  Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn


03/25:  San Diego, CA @ Museum of Contemporary Art

03/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (With Small Black, Washed Out, Picture Plane)

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