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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

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.

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.

Jul 24, 2013

The 1975 Perform "Chocolate" on Conan

The 1975 made their US television debut last night on Conan! Check out their performance of "Chocolate" below. The song appears on the band's IV EP, available now on iTunes.

The 1975's self-titled debut album is due out September 3rd and is now available for pre-order on CD and double vinyl. You can also pre-order the album with a ticket to the upcoming fall tour HERE.

Jul 23, 2013

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' New Album Available Now

The self-titled, third studio album from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is out today on iTunes and Amazon! The deluxe edition of the album on iTunes also includes 3 bonus tracks: “Give Me A Sign”, “When You’re Young” and “Milton” as well as a digital booklet. CDs and vinyl are also available from the band's store.

The band have also just announced they will perform on the Late Show with David Letterman tomorrow, July 24th, and on Conan on July 31st. Be sure to tune-in!

The Zeros are currently on the road with a hometown headline show coming up at the Hollywood Bowl on August 4th. Click HERE for all tour dates and ticket links.

Jul 17, 2013

Fossil Collective Announce North American Headline Tour

Fossil Collective have just announced their first North American headline tour for this fall! The tour begins October 22 in New York City and visits major cities across the country with stops in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago among others. Main support will by provided by Jamestown Revival from November 4 through November 24. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 19 and all ticket links can be found HERE.

Fossil Collective is touring in support of their debut album Tell Where I Lie, which was released in April 2013 through a partnership between Vagrant and Dirty Hit Records and is available now on iTunes. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s New Artist chart as well as at #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.

The group are performing at several festivals in the UK this summer before embarking on “The Magpie Tour 2013” in the UK from October 4 until October 16.

Fossil Collective on tour:
10/22 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
10/24 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/27 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade-Purgatory
10/29 – Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theatre
10/30 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/01 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
11/02 – Austin, TX @ Lambert’s
11/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe
11/06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop
11/08 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
11/09 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
11/10 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
11/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ TBD
11/13 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
11/15 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
11/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
11/19 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s Tavern
11/20 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival
11/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
11/22 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
11/24 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott

Jul 17, 2013

Rogue Wave Premiere New "College" Video via Paste

Paste Magazine has just premiered the new official video for Rogue Wave's "College"! The hilarious new clip features the band playing amid an an epic live action role-playing battle. Click HERE to check it out or watch below.

"College" appears on Rogue Wave's new album Nightingale Floors, available now on iTunes. The guys are currently wrapping up their North American tour with a few west coast shows still to go. All upcoming dates and ticket links can be found HERE.

Jul 15, 2013

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros' forthcoming album featured on NPR Music's First Listen

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros' forthcoming self-titled LP is set to be released next Tuesday, the 23rd of July, but you can listen to the whole album today by streaming it directly from NPR Music's First Listen! If you like what you hear, pre-order the digital Deluxe Edition (which includes 3 bonus tracks and a digital booklet!) on iTunes. If you'd prefer to have a CD or Vinyl in hand, pre-order either from the band's official store.

The Zeros are currently wrapping up their European tour before returning stateside for a run of dates in August and September including a headline show at the Hollywood Bowl and three Gentleman of the Road Stopovers with Mumford & Sons. All upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Jul 15, 2013

AlunaGeorge Set to Release Body Music on July 30, 2013 on Vagrant Records

We are very excited to welcome AlunaGeorge to the Vagrant roster! Taking the boom of British bass culture and marrying it to the sweet slickness of classic American R&B, AlunaGeorge – aka Aluna Francis and producer George Reid – will release their eagerly awaited debut album Body Music on July 30th via Vagrant Records. See below for the full track listing. 

In the 12 months since their first release went viral, AlunaGeorge’s DIY video for “You Know You Like It” has clocked up over 2 million views, the band were crowned the most blogged artist of 2012, they sold out a European tour, performed at Moschino’s catwalk show during London Fashion Week and made the top 3 for both last year’s prestigious BRITS Critics Award and the BBC Sound of 2013 (#2). On top of all of the above, scored a #2 single in the UK with their Disclosure collaboration “White Noise”. 

This summer they continue to perform in front of festival crowds as big as 80,000 people and support the likes of Kendrick Lamar before embarking on their debut North American tour this September. All upcoming North American dates can be seen below.

These accolades, and the universal praise heaped upon the duo’s shoulders, were of course a direct result of the incredibly fresh and unique music the pair are producing.

Fast becoming an unstoppable force in 2013 with their signature sound that has captured the attention of critics and fans alike, AlunaGeorge are turning British pop on its head.  The summer of 2013 looks set to be theirs for the taking as the debut album Body Music takes center stage.

Body Music track listing:

1. Outlines

2. You Know You Like It

3. Attracting Flies

4. Your Drums, Your Love

5. Kaleidoscope Love

6. Bad Idea

7. Diver

8. Lost And Found

9. Best Be Believing

10. Superstar

11. Just A Touch

12. Body Music

13. Friends to Lovers

14. This is How We Do It (bonus track)

AlunaGeorge on tour:
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

Jul 09, 2013

Black Joe Lewis Premiere “Come To My Party” via Entertainment Weekly, Electric Slave Pre-Orders Available Now

Black Joe Lewis’s new song “Come To My Party” has just premiered via Entertainment Weekly! Click HERE to check it out or listen below. The track appears on the forthcoming album Electric Slave due out August 27th.

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, playing a number of shows along the east coast including a show at New York’s Terminal 5 on September 26. Click HERE for all dates and ticket links.