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Aug 27, 2014

Mark Lanegan Band to Release Phantom Radio on October 21, "Floor Of The Ocean" Now Streaming

On October 21, 2014, the Mark Lanegan Band will release a brand new full-length, Phantom Radio, through Flooded Soil/Vagrant in the U.S. Phantom Radio, produced by Alain Johannes, is Lanegan’s ninth release under his own name, his 20th if you include his collaborations, and close to his 50th if you include his guest appearances. The first track to be revealed from the forthcoming album, "Floor Of The Ocean," can be streamed below via SoundCloud.

Phantom Radio is now available for pre-order at iTunes. Click HERE to pre-order the deluxe edition and receive an instant download of the previously vinyl-only 5-track EP, No Bells On Sunday.

Lanegan's chief compositional tool on Phantom Radio was his phone – specifically an app called Funk Box. “I didn’t bother to hook up my 909 and 808 this time,” he says, “because the app had ’em. I’d write drum parts with it then add music with the synthesizer or the guitar.” The album grew organically from these synthetic roots, taking in Mark’s ongoing love of Krautrock and also an ’80s new wave show on Sirius satellite radio, his favored aural companion as he drives around Los Angeles. “They have a few good shows but the ‘80s one in particular I like,” he says. “That’s the music that was happening when I started making music. And although the Trees drew on Nuggets psychedelia, 13th Floor Elevators and Love, we were actually listening to Echo And The Bunnymen, Rain Parade, the Gun Club. A lot of British post-punk. We loved that stuff. I just waited until I was in my late forties before I started ripping it off.”

Phantom Radio track listing:
1. Harvest Home
2. Judgement Time
3. Floor Of The Ocean
4. The Killing Season
5. Seventh Day
6. I Am The Wolf
7. Torn Red Heart
8. Waltzing In Blue
9. The Wild People
10. Death Trip To Tulsa

Aug 26, 2014

CRUISR Signs with Vagrant, Pre-Order New EP All Over

We are excited to welcome Philadelphia's CRUISR to the Vagrant roster! Today, you can pre-order their upcoming EP, All Over, on iTunes and receive an instant download of the title track. Stream the new song below ahead of the EP's September 23 release.

All Over is comprised of three songs and was produced and mixed by Andrew Maury (RAC, Panama Wedding, Ra Ra Riot). The EP's title track cleverly allegorizes a love-hate relationship in the vessel of a sinewy pop song layered with contagious hooks and melodies.

CRUISR began in 2012 as the solo project of Andy States and quickly morphed into what it is today; an indie-pop band whose summery, feel-good hooks are infectious and stadium ready. States wrote and recorded the band’s first EP in his Philadelphia bedroom, fixated on the idea of what it means to craft a pop song. “I have an obsession with writing pop music and the idea that songs can transcend people.,” States says. “I saw that producer Jeremy Park started writing blog articles about how he recorded Youth Lagoon, so I wrote to him and sent him my songs asking for advice and knowledge. He wrote back and loved my stuff and helped me produce the first EP.” The six-song self-titled EP was released in the summer of 2012 and quickly garnered attention online and in the press.

Fast-forward to present day when CRUISR is gearing up to release their second EP, All Over, which demonstrates how fantastically Andy’s mind is able to translate pop hooks. “How does pop music make everyone like it so much?” States laughs, “Little kids hear it on the radio and just go crazy, singing stupid songs. There’s something that’s so smart about it, and a lot of things that people don't notice are the key ingredients to writing a pop song. I'm just really into trying to decipher what those things are and trying to make pop music in our own way.” 

Formerly known as Cruiser, the band will go forward as CRUISR (out of respect for a fellow artist with the same name). CRUISR is Andy States (vocals / guitar), Jonathan Van Dine (drums), Kyle Cook (bass), Bruno Catrambone (guitar).

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Aug 22, 2014

The Fader Premieres Justin Townes Earle's New Video for "Time Shows Fools"

The Fader has premiered Justin Townes Earle's new video for "Time Shows Fools." Click HERE to watch the video alongside an excellent interview with Justin for the publication's Another Country column. "Time Shows Fools" appears on the forthcoming album Single Mothers available September 9th. Pre-order the album on iTunes and receive two tracks instantly.

Aug 21, 2014

Josh Homme Remixes Mark Lanegan

Josh Homme has remixed Mark Lanegan Band's "Sad Lover"! Head over to Rolling Stone to check out the Queens of the Stone Age frontman's new wave take on the track. The original "Sad Lover" appears on the recently released vinyl-only No Bells on Sunday EP, available exclusively through the Vagrant webstore.

Mark Lanegan Band's forthcoming full length, Phantom Radio, will be released this fall. More album details will be announced shortly.

Aug 14, 2014

Junior Sanchez Vs. Bad Suns

Bad Suns recently teamed up with house music legend Junior Sanchez for a brand new take on the band's song "Salt." Sanchez puts the vocal against the backdrop of a funky, robotic baseline and coats the original in a new age disco veneer reminiscent of the years he first began DJing. The track is available now on iTunes and Beatport via Size Records. Check out the new animated video for it below.

Aug 06, 2014

Bad Suns Session

Bad Suns recently stopped by the studios in NYC for an acoustic session and interview. Watch their performance of "Salt" below and check out the full piece HERE.

Bad Suns are currently on a run of US headline dates and summer festivals before kicking off their fall tour directly supporting New Politics in mid October. All upcoming dates can be found HERE.

Aug 05, 2014

Circa Waves Announce First Ever US Tour Dates

Liverpool natives, Circa Waves are pleased to announce plans to cross the pond for the first time since inception. Starting on October 20 Circa Waves will play at DC9 in Washington DC followed by appearances in Boston and Los Angeles. All shows will go on sale on August 8 and ticket links can be found HERE

Circa Waves' current single “Young Chasers” was released earlier this summer and was instantly hailed as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World. "Young Chasers" forms part of the bands debut self-titled US EP release, available now on iTunes. The band is currently on the festival circuit overseas, playing at Reading, Leeds, Summersonic, and Way Out West to name a few. Prior to arriving in the states, Circa Waves will spend late September and early October as direct support to The 1975 and The Libertines on their autumn tours. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

Circa Waves On Tour:
8/07 Norway @ Oya Festival
8/09 Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
8/16 Japan @ Summersonic Festival
8/17 Japan @ Summersonic Festival
8/23 Reading UK @ Reading Festival
8/24 Leeds UK @ Leeds Festival
9/21 Manchester UK @ Apollo (w/ The 1975)
9/22 Manchester UK @ Apollo (w/ The 1975)
9/24 Glasgow UK @ Barrowlands (w/ The 1975)
9/25 Glasgow UK @ Barrowlands (w/ The 1975)
9/26 Manchester UK @ Apollo (w/ The 1975)
9/27 Manchester UK @ Apollo (w/ The 1975)
9/28 London UK @ Alexandra Palace (w/ The Libertines)
9/29 Wolverhampton Uk @ Civic Hall (w/ The 1975)
9/30 London UK @ Alexandra Palace (w/ The 1975)
10/01 London UK @ Alexandra Palace (w/ The 1975)
10/20 Washington DC @ DC9
10/21 Allston MA @ Great Scott Allston
10/28 Los Angeles CA @ The Echo’s Pop Shop West

Jul 29, 2014

Justin Townes Earle Premieres "Time Shows Fools"

Vice/Noisey has premiered a new song off of Justin Townes Earle's forthcoming fifth studio album Single Mothers. Click HERE or below to stream "Time Shows Fools" which Vice hails as “beautiful and everything we love about Mr. Earle." Starting today, all iTunes pre-orders of Single Mothers include instant downloads of both "Time Shows Fools" and the previously premiered “White Gardenias" ahead of the album's September 9th release.

Pre-order Single Mothers: iTunes | Physical

Justin will play select shows and festivals throughout the summer before embarking on a full North American headline run in September. All upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.

Jul 29, 2014

Mark Lanegan Band's No Bells on Sunday EP Available Now

Mark Lanegan Band's new vinyl-only EP No Bells on Sunday is out today in the US and Canada! The 5-track twelve inch is limited to 1500 copies and available exclusively through the Vagrant webstore. Click HERE to purchase.

Mark Lanegan Band's forthcoming full length, Phantom Radio, will be released this fall. More album details will be announced shortly.

Jul 28, 2014

Bombay Bicycle Club Release Nicita Remix of "Home By Now"

Lollapalooza is premiering Nicita's excellent new remix of Bombay Bicycle Club's "Home By Now" on their blog ahead of the band's performance at the fest this weekend! Click HERE to give it a listen and show the track some love on Hype Machine.

BBC play Lolla on Friday and Montreal's Osheaga Festival on Sunday before returning for a full North American headline run in October. All upcoming dates and ticket links can be found HERE.