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FULL TRACK: The Chain Gang of 1974 – “Sleepwalking”

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The Chain Gang of 1974, the moniker of genre-jumping singer & multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager, is making headlines with his enthralling new single “Sleepwalking” which is featured on the new television commercial for Grand Theft Auto V. The commercial has been in constant rotation since its debut earlier this month during a new episode of “Breaking Bad,” and the song is the most popular on Grand Theft Auto V’s soundtrack, on sale now at iTunes. “Sleepwalking” is the first single from The Chain Gang of 1974’s highly anticipated sophomore LP Daydream Forever, which is due out February 4 on Warner Bros Records.

The Chain Gang of 1974 just finished a run of West Coast dates with The Vaccines, and is gearing up for a week-long trek with Sir Sly, kicking off October 8 in San Francisco. See below for details.

Daydream Forever was produced by Isom Innis (Foster The People), with additional production and mixing from Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix). Earlier this summer, Neon Gold unveiled a first look at the new album, by premiering the song “Miko.” Watch the official lyric video for it below:

The new album is the anticipated follow-up to The Chain Gang of 1974’s widely acclaimed 2011 debut Wayward Fire, which Esquire declared “one of the summer’s most surprisingly fantastic new records,” and earned similar praise from the likes of SPIN, MTV, FADERNYLONRCRD LBL and more. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Foster the People, Big Audio Dynamite, Tapes N Tapes, and The Naked and Famous, as well as a lauded performance at 2011’s Lollapalooza, which Yahoo proclaimed “a fabulous onstage display.”

THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974 TOUR DATES:

  • September 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
  • September 28 – San Diego, CA @ The Griffin
  • October 8 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (w/ Sir Sly)
  • October 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl (w/ Sir Sly)
  • October 11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos (w/ Sir Sly)
  • October 12 – Portland, OR @ Holocene (w/ Sir Sly)
  • October 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (w/ Sir Sly)
  • October 15 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater (w/ Sir Sly)

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Escape to New York Festival

From the creator of the Secret Garden Party UK is the first ever Escape to New York Festival.

The festival includes: three days/nights of some of the best emerging and known musical acts to heard, the world’s biggest brunch at a live music festival, installation and performance art, experimental theater, high-end camping, aka “glamping,” and amazing culinary delights unlike any other festival event.

When?

Friday, Aug. 5th and Saturday, Aug. 6th @ 11 AM until 11:30 PM

Sunday , Aug. 7TH @12:00 PM until 11:00 PM.

It will take place on the Shinnecock Reservation adjacent to Southampton, New York.

Main Stage Line-Up!!!

Friday, August 5th: PATTI SMITH, Best Coast, Chairlift, Lissy Trullie, The Postelles, The Static Jacks

 Saturday, August 6th: EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, The Vaccines, The Psychedelic Furs, White Rabbits, Au Revoir Simone, The Submarines, Graffiti 6

 Sunday, August 7th: OF MONTREAL, The Jolly Boys, Mates of State, Reptar, Tiger Love, Savoir Adore

Guess what? If you live in the NYC area, you have a chance at winning free tix!

Find a bunny near
you, take a picture with the bunny for a chance to win a set of tickets to the
upcoming Escape to New York festival by submitting your photo to www.facebook.com/escape2ny or www.twitter.com/escape2ny.

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The Vaccines Release Debut May 31

Buzz-worthy Britons, The Vaccines, are set to release their highly anticipated debut, What Do You Expect From The Vaccines? via Columbia Records on May 31. Coming off the heels of their highly praised UK release, The Vaccines will be bringing their guitar anthems to the stage beginning May 17th in Washington, DC supporting the Arctic Monkeys.

From a cover feature with NME to entering the UK charts at #4 with What Do You Expect From The Vaccines?, the band is positioning themselves to be one of the most watched bands this year.

Check them out on their American network television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, June 7th.

Tour Schedule:

May 17 – Washington DC, 9.30 Club

May 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

May 19 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

May 21 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus

May 22 – Montreal, ON – Olympia de Montreal

May 24 – New York, NY – Central Park Summer Stage

May 26 – Detroit, MI – Clutch Cargoes

May 27 – Milwuakee, WI – The Rave

May 28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

May 30 – Denver, CO -The Ogden Theatre

May 31 – Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

June 02 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre

June 03 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium

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