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Video: Alice Merton – “No Roots”

Alice Merton signs with Mom + Pop Music! Her single “No Roots” has already captured an immense amount of attention with millions of global plays on Spotify and YouTube, and has been recently added to Alt/AAA U.S. radio. She has new adds this week including LA, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, SF, Minneapolis + NYC/Sirius Alt Nation. Look out for Alice later this year and early next as she plans to tour both Europe and the U.S..

“I’ve got no roots, but my home was never on the ground.”

One whole sentence seems to sum up the life of the English/Canadian singer and songwriter Alice Merton. Four countries and eleven moves later, she starts to take her first independent steps into the music industry. With success – “No Roots” reached top positions on iTunes, Spotify, Shazam and Hype Machine. In Germany, the song has already reached platinum status and was #1 in the official single charts.

Raised in Canada, finishing high school in Germany, then moving on to England with her family, Alice has gotten quite used to packing and unpacking boxes. With her debut single “No Roots”, she describes the life of having had many different homes but comes to the realization that her home was never in one place.

At the age of five she started taking classical piano lessons, four years later she was introduced to vocal training. After spending many years being classically trained, Alice discovered the art of songwriting through one of her high school courses in Germany. She then went on to study songwriting and pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer/songwriter.

During her studies, she started working with various producers. Finding the right producer is like finding a missing puzzle piece, you know it’s there somewhere, but it takes a really long time to find.” However, after being introduced to Nicolas Rebscher, a Berlin-based producer, she knew she had found her match.

Creating a very analog and organic pop sound, going back to the basics of drum and bass driven music, they combined their individual styles to develop a style of their own. Nicolas Rebscher’s arrangements were the perfect addition to Alice’s melodies, combining the depth and softness in her voice, with his energetic and charismatic sounds.

TOUR DATES:

08/04  Appletree Garden Festival – Diepholz, Germany

08/04  Parklichter Festival – Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

08/05  Food For Your Senses Festival – Kirchberg, Luxembourg

08/25  Gamescon – Cologne, Germany

08/26  Laternenfest – Halle, Germany

09/9  Rennbahn Berlin Hoppegarten – Berlin, Germany

09/10  Lollapalooza Berlin – Berlin, Germany

09/14  SWR3 New Pop Festival – Baden Baden, Germany

09/15  NDR 2 Soundcheck Festival – Göttingen, Germany

9/20-23  Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany

11/17  New Fall Festival – Düsseldorf, Germany

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Video: Lucius – “Tempest”

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The Brooklyn band Lucius unveiled their thought-provoking new video for the song “Tempest” via The Wall Street Journal“Tempest” is from the band’s recently released debut album Wildewoman, out now on Mom+Pop Records.

The new video, made by Leblanc + Cudmore, “is from the perspective of the dreamer’s desk,” co-founders and front-women Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig explain to The Wall Street Journal.  “We were drawn to the theme of duality, since it plays so prominently within our own band,” they said. “But as carefully crafted as that duality seems, it was really a happy accident. It just happened ‘by chance’ and it worked . . . our band can feel dreamlike at times, and bold with intensity at others. The video lends itself to a similar path.”

The band is currently in Europe on a tour that culminates with a sold out show in London and ends 2014 with a string of shows in the Northeast, including two sold out shows at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom. Lucius begins the new year with a Winter 2014 tour making stops in Nashville, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Portland, Denver and more.

Lucius Tour Dates

FALL 2013 TOUR DATES
11/12: Toulouse, FR @ Festival Les InRocks
11/14: Enschede, NL @ Crossing Border
11/15: Den Haag, NL @ Crossing Border
11/16: Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Spiegelbar
11/17: Antwerpen, BE @ Crossing Border
11/20: London, UK @ The Shacklewell Arms – SOLD OUT
12/3: Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Ballroom – venue change due to demand*
12/4: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall – venue changed due to demand*
12/5: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair – SOLD OUT^
12/6: Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live*
12/7: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT*
12/8: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT%

WINTER 2014 TOUR DATES (on sale Friday 11/15)
1/21: Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Music Hall^
1/23: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt^
1/24: Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theatre^
1/25: New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa^
1/26: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs^
1/28: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada^
1/29: Austin, TX @ The Parish^
1/31: Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock^
2/1: Costa Mesa, CA @ The Detroit Bar^
2/4: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour^
2/5: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah^
2/7: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent^
2/10: Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club^
2/12: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge^
2/13: Boise, ID @ Neurolux^
2/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room^
2/15: Paonia, CO @ Paradise Theatre^
2/16: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge^
2/19: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room^
2/20: Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center^
2/22: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon^

^ with You Won’t       * with Kingsley Flood          % with Yellowbirds

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Listen: Lucius – “Hey, Doreen”

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NYC’s Lucius is a triple threat quintet with tight vocal harmonies, stomping percussion and an irresistibly charming and sincere live show. The band has announced the North American release of their debut full-length album Wildewoman on October 15 with NYC indie label Mom+Pop. Produced by Dan Molad & Lucius, Wildewoman is a lush recording that preserves a modern edge while stylishly showcasing 60s classic pop influences.

As introduced on the band’s 2012 self-titled EP, Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe’s intertwining vocals reverberate amidst rhythmic instrumentation performed by bandmates Dan Molad, Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri on this full-length, eleven song debut. “Hey, Doreen,” a new album track from Wildewoman recently premiered and guess what? You can hear it!

Listen: Lucius – “Hey, Doreen”

Solidifying its reputation as a must-see live band, Lucius has already left its mark on this year’s SXSW, Bonnaroo and Solid Sound festivals. The band takes to the road once again for headlining shows in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more, and to share stages with Tegan & Sara and The Head and the Heart.

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Wildewoman Track list:
01. Wildewoman
02. Turn It Around
03. Go Home
04. Hey, Doreen
05. Tempest
06. Nothing Ordinary
07. Two Of Us On The Run
08. Until We Get There
09. Don’t Just Sit There
10. Monsters
11. How Loud Your Heart Gets

Lucius Tour Dates
7/31: Toronto, ON @ Edgefest
8/1: Rochester, NY @ Party In The Park #
8/2: North Adams, MA @ MASS MoCA (FREE with museum admission)
8/7: New Haven, CT @ Bar (FREE)
8/8: Montreal, QC @ ARTV Studio, Inside Place Des Arts (FREE)
8/9: Newmarket, NH @ Stone Church
8/10: Bangor, ME @ Kahbang Fest
8/14: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/16: Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
8/22: Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewery (FREE)
8/23: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
8/25: Chicago, IL @ The Vic^
8/28: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
8/29: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
9/7: Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
9/21: Utopia, TX @ Utopiafest
10/25: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

+ supporting Tegan & Sara
# supporting The Head and the Heart
^ supporting Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

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Mom + Pop’s Boombox: Vol. 1

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NYC’s Lucius will release their debut full-length album in North America with NYC tastemaker label Mom+Pop. Today, the label unveiled Mom+Pop’s Boombox: Vol 1, a compilation featuring tracks from its roster of acts including Lucius’ “Until We Get There demo” which earned great deal of praise after recently airing on FOX’s New Girl.With emotionally charged, upbeat, 60s inspired songs and a sincere crowd connection, the quintet has solidified its reputation as a must-see live band. Their summer tour includes stops at several festivals including Bonnaroo, Solid Sound Festival, Boston Calling + support dates with Tegan and Sara, The Head and the Heart and more.

Earlier this spring, the label launched Boombox, a monthly subscription service via Drip.fm, offering both digital downloads and deliveries of limited-edition 7”s. The 13-track sampler features Mom+Pop mainstays such as Andrew Bird and Polica as well as Hunters, Flume and the also recently signed Jagwar Ma.

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The compilation is streaming in full now on Mom+Pop’s SoundCloud

Tracklist:
01 Jagwar Ma – The Throw
02 Polica – Tiff
03 Flume – Holdin On
04 Neon Indian – Hex Girlfriend (Twin Shadow Remix)
05 Hunters – Brat Mouth
06 FIDLAR – Max Can’t Surf
07 Wavves – Demon To Lean On
08 Kid Astray – The Mess
09 Mikhael Paskalev – Jive Babe
10 Beat Club – Something Better
11 Animal Kingdom – Get Away With It
12 Smith Westerns – Varsity
13 Andrew Bird – The Crown Salesman
14 Lucius – Until We Get There

Lucius Tour Dates

6/13: Pittsburgh, PA @ Three Rivers Arts Festival (FREE)
6/14: New Albany, IN @ Bicentennial Park (FREE)
6/15: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo (New Music Lounge / 5.20 – 6.10pm)
6/16: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo (Sonic Stage / 1:45-2:15pm)
6/17: Charlotte, NC @ Stage Door Theater at Blumenthal PAC
6/19: Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery
6/20: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater %
6/22: North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
6/26: Lewiston, NY @ Artpark *
7/10: Haddon Heights, NJ @ Sundown Music Series
7/26: Boston, MA @ The Wang Theatre 
7/27: Portland, ME @ State Theatre +
7/31: Toronto, ON @ Edgefest
8/1: Rochester, NY @ Party In The Park #
8/7: New Haven, CT @ Bar (FREE)
8/9: Newmarket, NH @ Stone Church
8/10: Bangor, ME @ Kahbang Fest
8/16: Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
8/22: Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewery (FREE)
8/23: Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
8/28: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
8/29: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
9/7: Boston, MA @ Boston Calling

+ supporting Tegan and Sara
% co-headlining with Hey Marseilles
* supporting Dispatch
# supporting The Head and the Heart
Touché supports

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