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Aug 21, 2013

The 1975 Debut Acoustic "Chocolate" Video via SPIN, Album Pre-Order Now on iTunes

SPIN Magazine has just premiered the new acoustic video from The 1975 for their signature track "Chocolate." Click HERE to check it out or watch below.

The 1975's debut self-titled LP will be released on September 3rd and is now available for pre-order on iTunes HERE. The album is also available for pre-order physically on both CD and 180 gram double vinyl through the band’s official store HERE.

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Aug 20, 2013

Stream Black Joe Lewis' New Album Electric Slave via Paste, West Coast Dates Announced

You can now listen to Black Joe Lewis’ forthcoming album Electric Slave a week before release via Paste Magazine! Click HERE to stream the new record in its entirety. Most of Electric Slave was produced by GRAMMY award winner Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse) and recorded at Church House Studios in Austin, TX. Three of the new tracks (“Skulldiggin,” “Dar Es Salaam,” “My Blood Ain't Runnin' Right”) were recorded and produced by John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent, Okkervil River) at Elmwood Studios in Dallas.

Electric Slave is now available for pre-order in various formats at iTunes, Amazon, and the band's store. All iTunes and band store pre-orders of the new album include an instant download of “Come To My Party.”

The band will tour supporting Electric Slave beginning in September, and have just announced a number of West Coast shows this November and December, including Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on December 5. All of the newly announced dates go on sale this Friday August 23. There are also a handful of “Electric Texas Takeover” in-store dates at record stores at the end of August and beginning of September. For the band’s full itinerary, please see below.

Black Joe Lewis on tour:
Aug 30 Houston, TX @ Cactus Records in-store event 7:30pm
Aug 31 Dallas, TX @ Good Records in-store event 2pm
Sept 01 Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records in-store event 5pm
Sept 07 Nashville, TN @ Mercy
Sept 08 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Sept 09 Charleston, SC @ Pour House
Sept 10 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Sept 12 Boston, MA @ Royale
Sept 13 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Sept 14 Fredricton, NB @ Harvest Blues Festival
Sept 15 Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern
Sept 18 Montreal, QC @ La Sala
Sept 19 Toronto, ON @ Lee's %
Sept 20 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt %
Sept 21 Columbia, MD @ Virgin Mobile Freefest
Sept 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer %
Sept 24 Providence, RI @ Fete Lounge
Sept 25 Hamden, CT @ Spaceland Ballroom %
Sept 26 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 #
Sept 28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop %
Sept 30 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner %
Oct 1 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue %
Oct 2 Lincoln, NE @ Bourban Theatre %
Oct 3 Norman, OK @ Univ of Oklahoma %
Nov 22 Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea’s Café
Nov 25 Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Nov 26 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 27 Boise ID @ Neurolux
Nov 29 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Nov 30 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
Dec 01 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Dec 02 Humboldt, CA @ Humboldt Brews
Dec 03 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
Dec 05 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Dec 06 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Dec 07 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Dec 08 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
% = w/ Pickwick 
# = w/ Okkervil River, Pickwick

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Aug 12, 2013

Active Child Announces Fall Headlining Tour and New EP Rapor

Active Child, the musical endeavor of Pat Grossi, is pleased to announce a fall headlining tour. Kicking off on Oct. 8 the tour starts in Europe then heads to Australia before bringing Active Child back to the states for a nationwide run of shows throughout November. The full list of dates can be found below.

After releasing the critically acclaimed debut album, You Are All I See in 2011 Active Child hit the road for two non stop years of US and European headline tours, shared stages with the likes of M83, and multiple festival stops including Hove Festival, Montreaux Jazz, and Australia's Laneway Festival. Following this international run, Grossi returned to his home studio, Rapor, in Los Angeles with a new inspiration and vision for his next release.

"Being on the road for that long was exhausting, frustrating at times, but it was occasionally highlighted with the most profound outpouring of emotion. There is no way to really explain the feeling of a complete stranger coming up to you after a show, wrapping their arms around you and sobbing uncontrollably. It was in those moments that I realized where I fit in, I guess you could say I found my place as an artist. And it pushed me further than I ever thought I could go."

After spending a year at home writing, Grossi is ready to release a new body of work titled after his mountaintop studio, Rapor. The opening track, entitled "She Cut Me" can be heard below.

Active Child's forthcoming EP is coming soon. Stay tuned for more details.



Active Child on tour:
10/8 Amsterdam, Netherlands- Paradiso
10/9 Paris, France- Fleche D'O
10/10 Birmingham, UK -Hare & Hound
10/11 Glasgow, Scotland-Broadcast
10/12 Leeds, UK- Belgrave Music Hall
10/14 London, UK- XOYO
10/15 Leuven, Belgium- Stuk
10/17 Prague, Czech Republic- Chapeau Rouge
10/19 Utrecht, Netherlands- Ekko
10/25 Melbourne, Australia- Melbourne Arts Fest
11/5 San Diego CA- Casbah**
11/6 Phoenix AZ-Crescent**
11/8 Austin TX-FunFunFun**
11/10 Atlanta GA-Earl**
11/11 Washington DC-Black Cat**
11/12 Philadelphia PA-First Unitarian Church**
11/13 New York NY-Bowery Ballroom**
11/14 Brooklyn NY-Music Hall of Williamsburg**
11/15 Boston MA- Brighton Music Hall**
11/18 Chicago IL-Lincoln Hall**
11/19 Minneapolis MN-7th Street Entry**
11/20 Kansas City KS-Record Bar**
11/21 Denver CO-Larimer**
11/23 Los Angeles CA-El Rey**
**- w/JMSN

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Aug 06, 2013

AlunaGeorge's "You Know You Like It" is the iTunes Single of the Week

One week after the release of AlunaGeorge's debut album Body Music, lead single "You Know You Like It" has been named the iTunes Single of the Week! Click HERE to grab the free download. Body Music is available now for only $7.99.

AlunaGeorge will embark on their debut North American tour this September, including stops at Chicago's North Coast Music Festival and Philly's Made In America Fest. Click HERE for all dates and ticket links.

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Aug 05, 2013

Country Callin is KCRW's Today's Top Tune

"Country Callin" is available as a free download today as part of KCRW's Today's Top Tune program. Check it out at KCRW.com

"Country Callin" can be found on Edward Sharpe's recently released self-titled album. Download all 12 tracks from iTunes and get three bonus tracks by clicking HERE!

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Aug 05, 2013

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Announce Big Top

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros in association with Live Nation today announced Big Top – a new and distinctive circus experience created and curated by the band to take place at Los Angeles State Historic Park on October 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th for four nights and two days on the weekend including a matinee show on Sunday, October 20th for families. The festivities will take place under a traditional Big Top and include an intimate headlining performance in the round by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, a unique farmer’s market, beer gardens, late night happenings, and performances by an eclectic mix of musicians, vaudeville comedy, contortionists, acrobats, puppetry, and interactive performance art.

“These days a band is a fast machine, cramming in dates, cutting fat, making the most money it can. Far gone are the ancient days of the traveling troubadours, lingering in towns, meeting the people, entertaining for days,” said the band’s Alex Ebert. “If you tour, or you have been to a ‘professional’ show, you may have had the sense that something is missing from the experience...And so, here comes the idea of Big Top - a one-off experiment in reaching for a more colorful, soulful, way to tour.”

Since forming in 2007, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have toured all of the world creating unique experiences and happenings with their music and live performances, including a residency at the Regent Theater in 2009, the Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show in 2011, five nights of performances at the Old Vic Tunnels in London in 2011, and last week’s headlining performance at Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Bowl.

Big Top will continue the band’s tradition of curating a uniquely interactive experience for fans. Continuous entertainment and activities will transform a single location into distinct yet equally captivating environments by day and night. The outdoor space surrounding the tent will offer a carnival like setting with a farmer’s market, avant-garde performances, and games as well as local vendors, artisans, and charities. Within the tent, 360 degree tiered seating will allow for intimate performances in the round. During the day, selected films and visual art installations as chosen by the band will be highlighted. At night the tent will present an eclectic mix of featured artists to perform, entertain, and inspire. Ultimately, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will take the stage surrounded by fans on all sides to bring this fantastical adventure to fruition.

Tickets for Big Top will go on-sale on Friday, August 9th at 10:00 AM PST. For additional information, please visit EdwardSharpeBigTop.com.

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Aug 01, 2013

Watch Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros perform "Better Days" on Conan

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros made a return appearance last night on Conan! Check out their performance of "Better Days" below. The song appears on the band's self titled album, available now on iTunes.

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Jul 30, 2013

AlunaGeorge's Body Music Available Now

The debut album Body Music from AlunaGeorge is out today! Download the highly anticipated album on iTunes now.

Closing out 2012 as the most blogged band in the UK according to Hype Machine along with a Brits Critics Choice nomination and kicking off 2013 ranking #2 in the BBC Sound Poll, Aluna Francis and George Reid have not stopped since; a guest spot on Disclosure's chart topping album, sold out shows across Europe as well as previous single “Attracting Flies” clocking over 100,000 sales, the anticipation around Body Music is at its peak and they're excited to reveal the album in its entirety. AlunaGeorge will be on tour in the states to promote the release in early September.

North American Tour Dates:
8/30 North Coast Music Festival - Chicago, IL
9/01 Made In America Fest - Philadelphia, PA
9/03 U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
9/05 Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
9/06 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
9/07 The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
9/08 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre - Montreal, Canada
9/09 The Hoxton - Toronto, Canada
9/11 The Independent - San Francisco, CA
9/12 El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
9/14 St Jerome's Laneway Festival - Detroit, MI

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Jul 30, 2013

Blitzen Trapper Set to Release VII on October 1st, 2013 on Vagrant Records

Today Americana stalwarts Blitzen Trapper announce their seventh studio album, appropriately titled VII, out Oct. 1. Their first release for Vagrant Records is full of the vivd folk-rock-campfire-tales frontman Eric Earley is so well known for. You can take a listen to the album track, "Ever Loved Once" at Rolling Stone.

VII moves effortlessly from track to track allowing Earley to paint the colorful pictures that play in our head while singing along. "…there are those songs I keep writing over and over again, "Ever Loved Once" with all its regrets and tragic lost love, "Don't Be A Stranger" it's hopeful cousin but they all still point to the same worn out place in the heart of old E. Earley. And hey, we all have that place, that worn spot on the heart like the chew canister circle on the back pocket of blue jeans, or that one shred in the green felt of the table where you ground the stick in too hard… May these songs minster in ways mysterious and eternal, or at least maybe make you shake a hip."

Click Here for tour dates.

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Jul 26, 2013

Watch the New Video for "Sex" from The 1975

Pre-Order the debut Self-Titled album, available September 3rd, 2013 on iTunes now.