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Nov 20, 2013

Rare Test-Pressing Auction Launched to Benefit Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

In our efforts to provide relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, we have launched an online auction to benefit the American Red Cross.

The eBay auction features several rare vinyl test pressings including those from PJ Harvey (Let England Shake), Thrice (Live at Guitar Center 7”), Band of Skulls (Sweet Sour), The Get Up Kids (On A Wire, Eudora) and Alkaline Trio (Good Mourning) among others.

You can click HERE to check out the auctions and 100% of the proceeds will be given to The American Red Cross.

Nov 18, 2013

The 1975 Announce Extensive US Headline Tour, MTV Artist To Watch Campaign Kicks Off Today

The 1975 have announced details of their 2014 North American headline tour! Following their sold-out fall tour, the art-pop quartet from Manchester return stateside this spring to play twenty-seven dates commencing April 17 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The tour visits major North American cities before wrapping in June. Click HERE for all dates.

Tickets will be first available through an exclusive fan pre-sale starting Wednesday, November 20th. Click HERE to sign up for pre-sale access and receive a free download of live favorite "You." The digital deluxe version of The 1975's self-titled album will also be available for purchase exclusively through the pre-sale, which includes tracks previously unavailable in the USA / Canada. You can watch the new tour film featuring "Head.Cars.Bending" below.

The 1975 have just been named an MTV Artist To Watch. Click HERE to check out exclusive live performances, interviews, and more.

Nov 18, 2013

Bombay Bicycle Club Debut Director's Cut Video for "Carry Me"

Bombay Bicycle Club have just premiered a new video for their song "Carry Me" via VEVO! The new clip is a 'director's cut' version of the interactive video that launched last week, and features additional hand drawn animation from select artists. Click HERE to check it out or watch below.

"Carry Me" is the first track to be released from BBC's forthcoming album and is now available on iTunes. Pre-order information for the new LP, due out February 4th, will be announced shortly.

Nov 14, 2013

AlunaGeorge Release Remix EP for "Best Be Believing"

The remix EP for "Best Be Believing" by AlunaGeorge is out now! Click HERE to purchase it on iTunes. The three-track EP features remixes from Shadow Child, Lovelife, and Ta-Ku.

The original "Best Be Believing" appears on AlunaGeorge's debut album, Body Music, released earlier this year and also available on iTunes HERE.

Nov 12, 2013

Bad Suns Sign with Vagrant, Transpose EP Due Out Early 2014

We are proud to announce that Southern California rock band Bad Suns have signed Vagrant! Formed in 2012, Bad Suns is Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar).

The four-piece recorded their debut EP, Transpose, earlier this year with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and it serves as a prelude to the band’s debut full-length slated for 2014. “Music has the ability to evoke certain feelings in people, a way that not much else can. The pairing of words and sounds can be an extremely powerful tool, when done right. I think the ultimate goal for this band is to make music that causes people to really feel something” says Christo.

Comprised of four tracks, Transpose flows effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. “Cardiac Arrest” from the Transpose EP is available today at all digital retailers and streaming partners. Preview it below via SoundCloud and click HERE to download on iTunes.

Aside from writing a record, Bad Suns’ 2013 was a busy one, complete with multiple CMJ showcases as well as sharing the stage with the likes of The 1975 and Vaccines. The guys are currently on a regional tour with the band Geographer. See below for all upcoming dates.

Bad Suns on tour:
11/12 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones #
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ The Griffin #
11/15 – Tijuana, MX @ Mous Tache Bar #
11/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
11/21 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
11/22 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club *
11/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbos 365 Club *
# with Kiev and FMLYBND
* with Geographer

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Nov 05, 2013

Bombay Bicycle Club Announce New Album to be Released February 4th, First Single "Carry Me" Out Now

We are excited to announce that North London's Bombay Bicycle Club, will release their fourth album in five years on February 4, 2013 via Vagrant! This album looks to break exciting new ground yet again for a band that are effortlessly diversifying and innovating at an astonishing rate.

"I feel like we’ve found the balance between making it interesting and intelligent, but also not highbrow or elitist’ says Jack Steadman, noting the band specifically took longer to craft this album. He wrote the record while traveling through India, Turkey and Tokyo as well as the UK and the Netherlands; you can really hear the influence of all the different cultures and their native genres among the beautifully crafted songs on this hugely ambitious record.

The album was produced by Jack in the band’s studio in London, making it their most personal record to date. There was always purpose from the beginning to bring everything together for this album, to tell a story from the first track through to the finale with everything interconnecting as a complete body of work. "The whole creation process was a really honest one. Jack’s not afraid of us saying a part or lyric doesn’t work so we were able to all be very involved at every level" says guitarist Jamie MacColl. They called in Mark Rankin (QOTSA, AlunaGeorge) to help record and mix the album. The album also features familiar vocal contribution from Lucy Rose as well as impressive newcomer Rae Morris.

The first single from the new album, "Carry Me", is now available to purchase/download on iTunes HERE. The band collaborated with award-winning creative company Powster to deliver a world first interactive music video premiere on The innovative video reflects the album artwork, paying homage to the great Eadweard Muybridge, known for his pioneering work with stop-motion photography. Viewers are able to control the band’s actions throughout, essentially making them the director while the band perform in time to the music. You can also stream the audio below via YouTube. Pre-order information for the new album will be announced shortly.

Oct 31, 2013

James Vincent McMorrow Debuts New Video for "Cavalier"

NPR Music has just premiered the video for James Vincent McMorrow's new song "Cavalier"! Click HERE or below to watch the video for the opening track on James' forthcoming second album Post Tropical. Directed by Aoife McArdle (Jon Hopkins, Simian Mobile Disco), the "Cavalier" video - the first of a trilogy - tells the story a troubled young man's night out.

Post Tropical is set for release on January 14, 2014. Pre-order on iTunes now and you'll receive an instant download of "Cavalier."

Oct 29, 2013

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros release Teen Daze remix of "Life Is Hard" and new "Country Calling" video

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have released a new remix and video today! The remix comes from Canadian producer Teen Daze for "Life Is Hard" and just premiered over at The Fader. Click HERE to check it out and grab the free download or listen below.

The band also just premiered their new homemade video for "Country Callin" over on their Tumblr and can also be seen below. Both songs appear on the Zeros' self-titled third LP which was released this past July and is available on iTunes. Enjoy!

Oct 29, 2013

Fossil Collective's The Water EP Available Now

Fossil Collective's new self-produced EP, The Water, is out today! Click HERE to purchase on iTunes. The four-track EP is a follow up to the Leeds duo's debut album Tell Where I Lie which was released earlier this year.

Oct 25, 2013

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Perform "If I Were Free" at the Big Top for SoulPancake

From October 17th through 20th, the Edward Sharpe Big Top took over Los Angeles State Historic Park and the band performed in-the-round under a traditional circus big top for five shows in four days. A free "Bazaar" was also set up featuring local food and alcohol vendors, arts and crafts tents, and more. Check out some great photo recaps via Rolling Stone and LA Weekly.

Before all the festivities began, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros performed a great acoustic take on "If I Were Free" for SoulPancake's Sidewalk Sessions on the grounds of the Bazaar. Watch it below!