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New Music From RATATAT!!!!

RATATAT

Holy shit!!! I haven’t been this excited in quite some time!!!

On Saturday, April 11 RATATAT (the duo of Mike Stroud and Evan Mast) took to the Coachella stage to perform for the first time in four years. During the duo’s performance they debuted new music from their upcoming fifth studio album, due out this summer on XL Recordings.  Directly following their performance a new song from the set, “Cream On Chrome,” was made available, check it out below!!!!!

RATATAT recently completed a handful of sold-out shows in Tulsa, Denver, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.  RATATAT will also perform at Governor’s Ball and Capital Hill Block Party music festivals this summer.

RATATAT on tour:

April 15          Pomona, CA                Fox Theatre

April 16          San Diego, CA             House of Blues

April 18          Indio, CA                     Coachella

May 30           Barcelona, Spain        Primavera Sound

May 31           Paris                           We Love Green Festival

June 5             New York, NY             Governor’s Ball

July 24-26      Seattle, WA                 Capital Hill Block Party

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Video: Jungle – “Time”

DEBUT ALBUM STREAMING NOW VIA ITUNES

London collective Jungle has premiered the video for latest album cut “Time”.

The “Time” video arrives a week before the release of Jungle’s highly anticipated, eponymous debut album out July 15 (14th in the UK) on XL Recordings. Identified by Rolling Stone as a “New Artist You Need To Know”, Jungle has already been described by New York Times as a beguiling and promising introduction“, by NME as ” the pop-art album of the summer” and Time Out exclaims “the group’s steamy, grooving, creeping neo-soul tracks are something pretty special.” Jungle is available to stream in full exclusively via ITUNES.

Meanwhile the collective will return to the states this fall with a seven-piece Jungle live experience that will perform on over 20 dates across North America, in the largest set of rooms the group has played to date.  The group will also make stops at Lollapalooza, Treasure Island and Corona Capital Music Festivals. See full list of dates below.

JUNGLE North America Sept./Oct. Tour Dates

Sat. 8/2                      Chicago, IL                            Lollapalooza

Fri. 9/19                      Los Angeles, CA                 The Fonda Theatre

Sat. 9/20                    Solana Beach, CA                Belly Up Tavern

Mon. 9/22                  Phoenix, AZ                          The Crescent Ballroom

Wed. 9/24                 Austin, TX                              The Mohawk

Thurs. 9/25                 Dallas, TX                               Fitzgerald’s                

Fri. 9/26                      New Orleans, LA                  Republic

Sat. 9/27                    Atlanta, GA                            Terminal West

Sun. 9/28                   Nashville, TN                         Exit In

Tues. 9/30                 Washington D.C.                  Black Cat

Weds. 10/1               Brooklyn, NY                         Warsaw

Thurs. 10/2                 New York, NY                       Irving Plaza

Fri. 10/3                      Cambridge, MA                   The Sinclair

Sat. 10/4                    Montreal, QC                          Le Belmont

Mon. 10/6                  Toronto, ON                          Danforth Music Hall

Tues. 10/7                 Pontiac, MI                             Crofoot Ballroom

Wed. 10/8                 Chicago, IL                            Thalia Music Hall

Thurs. 10/9                 Minneapolis, MN                  First Avenue

Sat. 10/11                  Mexico City                           Corona Capital Music Festival

Tues. 10/14               Vancouver, BC                     The Imperial

Weds. 10/14             Seattle, WA                          The Showbox

Thurs. 10/15              Portland, OR                          Wonder Ballroom

Sat. 10/18                  San Francisco, CA                Treasure Island Music Festival

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Newest Love: Jungle

London-based collective Jungle has revealed they will release their debut album in North America on July 15, 2014 (July 14 UK) on XL Recordings.  Their eponymous album is set to be one of the summer’s most anticipated debut records, building on the success of their singles “Platoon”, “The Heat” and “Busy Earnin'”.  Rolling Stone recently included the group in their “10 New Artists You Need To Know“.

Jungle are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but has true global appeal (their “Platoon” video has already racked up more than 4 million views). The album was recorded between the band’s own home studio in Shepherds Bush, London and the XL Recordings studio in Ladbroke Grove.

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The album track list is:

  1. The Heat
  2. Accelerate
  3. Busy Earnin’
  4. Platoon
  5. Drops
  6. Time
  7. Smoking Pixels
  8. Julia
  9. Crumbler
  10. Son Of A Gun
  11. Lucky I Got What I Want
  12. Lemonade Lake

*pre-order Jungle Jungle here

Meanwhile, Jungle will return to North America for their first headline tour to date in the country.  The group will perform in NYC at their third sold-out show, as well as San Francisco for a sold-out show at The Independent on June 7, the day after they kick off their tour on June 6at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.  The group will come back in August to perform at this year’s Lollapalooza (full list of dates below).

JUNGLE North America Tour Dates

  • Fri, Jun 6 – El Rey Theater – Los Angeles, CA
  • Sat, Jun 7 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA  *SOLD OUT
  • Mon, Jun 9 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
  • Tue, Jun 10 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
  • Fri, Jun 13 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
  • Sat, Jun 14 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
  • Sun, Jun 15 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
  • Tue, Jun 17 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
  • Wed, Jun 18 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY  *SOLD OUT
  • Thu, Jun 19 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
  • Aug. 1-3 -Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL

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Friendly Fires vs. Holy Ghost!

It started off as a drunken conversation at Corsica’s Calvi Rocks festival in July 2009. Friendly Fires had just played live, Holy Ghost had just finished DJing, and in the post-gig haze the decision was made by each band to cover one of the other’s songs.

Click here to hear what Stereogum calls a “shimmery disco-dusted electro anthem!”

The following download list will be available March 8, 2010:

1. Friendly Fires – Hold On
2. Friendly Fires – Hold On (Instrumental)
3. Holy Ghost – On Board
4. Holy Ghost – On Board (Instrumental)
5. Holy Ghost – On Board (Dub)

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