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Stream: The Rocketboys – Build Anyway

Austin, TX based indie-rock group The Rocketboys have released their long-awaited sophomore full-length album, Build Anyway. The album is currently streaming at AOL Spinner and PasteMagazine.com and is available for purchase on iTunes.

Recorded in their home studio and mixed by CJ Eiriksson (U2, Live, Phish), Build Anyway chronicles the emotions that surface through the brokenness in abandonment to the search for peace and closure, both personally and musically.  Frontman Brandon Kinder conveys the feelings perfectly as he paints a haunting, yet heartfelt picture with his rich crooning vocals on the album’s ten beautifully cathartic tracks.

The Rocketboys will be touring throughout the summer in support of Build Anyway.

 The Rocketboys Tour Dates:
June 7 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
June 8 – Austin, TX – ND
June 9 – Wichita Falls, KS – The Iron Horse
June 10 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
June 13 – Tempe, AZ – The Sail Inn
June 14 – Redlands, CA – Hangar 24 Brewery
June 15 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
June 16 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
June 17 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
June 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
June 19 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
June 20 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
June 21 – Walnut Creek, CA – Red House
June 22 – Stockton, CA – Plea For Peace Center
June 23 – Centralia, WA – Quesadilla Factory
June 24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
June 25 – Boise, ID – The Venue
June 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
June 27 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
June 28 – Omaha, NE – Barley St. Tavern
June 29 – Joplin, MO – TBC
June 30 – Kansas City, MO – Czar
July 1 – St. Louis, MO – Cicero’s
July 2 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
July 3 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz
July 5 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
July 7 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s

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New EP: Datarock “California”

Click image to listen to the new EP at Spinner

This week Datarock has revealed a secret EP titled California.  The tracks on the album are excerpts from the forthcoming opus, DATAROCK – the musical!  Check out a stream of the full California EP exclusively on AOL Spinner.
And click here to go behind the scenes into the studio for the making of California with Fredrik Saroea.

California is now available digitally on iTunes. The earlier released single, “Catcher In the Rye,” is also available digitally on iTunes.

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Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia

Until One is the new album by Swedish House Mafia, which will be released Tuesday, Oct 26th. This album is quickly gaining HUGE momentum.  Their single ‘One (Your Name)’ feat. Pharrell is a top 3 iTunes & Billboard dance track with a video that has garnered over 20 million views on Youtube (adding over a million every week). Having recently graced the covers of DJ Times, Future Music and Mixmag, Swedish House Mafia have developed one of the most exhilirating live shows around, wowing thousands of fans at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and LA’s Electric Daisy Carnival, where they were proclaimed one of the highlights of the weekend. This album is also a soundtrack to their forthcoming DVD “Take One,” a film by Christian Larson which is a documentary about Swedish House Mafia. Check out the trailer streaming exclusively on MTV.com by clicking here.

Spinner has the video up for Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah “Miami 2 Ibiza,” which you can check out here.

Look out for the new album next week, it includes some awesome stuff old and new. And if you’re in Miami or Vegas next weekend, definitely check out the Mafia live!


10/30 Miami FL, Masquerade Motel

10/31 Las Vegas NV, The Joint (Halloween)


10/27 LA William Morris Building – 5pm

10/29 NYC Tribeca Grand – 6pm

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Ou Est Le Swimming Pool Suicide

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.

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Highly Anticipated: New MGMT single released

We still have a few weeks to wait for MGMT’s new album Congratulations to hypnotize our ears, BUT Spinner has put up a stream of their first single “Flash Delirium.” Click here to get there and listen! Hurry!

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Empire of the Sun & Jay-Z!?!

Empire of the Sun’s debut album Walking on a Dream (which I reviewed here) has done extremely well, especially in the UK. Now, Jay-Z has asked frontman Luke Steele to collaborate on his new album, The Blueprint 3.

From Spinner.com:

It’s pretty impressive for a band that has yet to play its first show. They’re finally going to add that to their resume as well, at the end of this month when Empire of the Sun performs a string of festival dates across Australia, beginning Sept. 26 in Brisbane.

“I’ve kind of designed the show like a movie,” Steele tells Spinner. “It’s like a 3-D movie. There’s narration and there’s lots of dance, and so it kind of takes you on a journey like the record does and goes to a lot of different places. It’s a cross between a movie and a live band show.”

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