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Jul 08, 2013

The 1975 Announce North American Fall Tour, Debut Album Now Available for Pre-Order

As the countdown to the release of their eagerly anticipated self-titled debut album continues, The 1975 have announced details of their extensive, 23 date, headline North American tour! See below for all dates on the tour poster.

The forthcoming album is now available for pre-order on CD and 180 gram double vinyl HERE. Starting Wednesday, July 10th, the album will be available for pre-order with a ticket to the fall tour. The first 500 fans to purchase a CD with their ticket will receive an autographed copy!

Finally, Zane Lowe just premiered The 1975's new, definitive album version of "Sex" as his "Hottest Record in the World" on BBC Radio 1. The track has now been uploaded to SoundCloud and can be heard below.

Jul 08, 2013

EELS Premiere New Video for "Kinda Fuzzy" via VEVO

EELS have just premiered the new official video for "Kinda Fuzzy" via VEVO! Directed by Jessica Hundley, the video features EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett, a.k.a. E, as an alcoholic clown hosting a children's TV show. Click HERE to watch or check it out below. "Kinda Fuzzy" appears on the band's latest album, Wonderful, Glorious, available now on iTunes.

After a hugely successful 54 show tour of North America and Europe this spring, EELS are embarking on a tour of European festivals and headline shows that begin August 14th. Click HERE for all current dates and ticket links.

Jul 02, 2013

The 1975's "Chocolate" is iTunes Single of the Week, Debut Album Announced

"Chocolate" by The 1975 is currently featured on iTunes as the Single of the Week! Click HERE to grab the free track download. "Chocolate" appears on the band's five-track IV EP which is available HERE for just $2.67 this week only.

The 1975 recently announced that they will release their debut self-titled album on Tuesday, September 10th. See below for the full track listing and artwork. Album pre-order details and a full US headline tour for October will be announced shortly.

The 1975 track listing:
1. The 1975
2. The City
3. M.O.N.E.Y.
4. Chocolate
5. Sex
6. Talk!
7. An Encounter
8. Heart Out
9. Settle Down
10. Robbers
11. Girls
12. 12
13. She Way Out
14. Menswear
15. Pressure
16. Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You

Jul 01, 2013

Amazon Indie Rock Sale

Amazon is having a huge indie rock sale for July that features a bunch of our releases! You can get the latest albums from Edward Sharpe, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Rogue Wave, and more. Click HERE to check out all of our included releases. Digital albums start at $5.99 and CDs start at $8.99.

Jun 26, 2013

Mark Lanegan's New Album IMITATIONS Due Out September 17, “I’m Not The Loving Kind” Debuts Today

We're proud to announce that Mark Lanegan will be releasing his new covers album, IMITATIONS, on September 17, 2013 on Vagrant Records. Lanegan made the following comments on the new album:

“When I was a kid in the late sixties and early seventies, my parents and their friends would play the records of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, music with string arrangements and men singing songs that sounded sad whether they were or not. At home my folks were also listening to country music, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Vern Gosdin were some of our favorites. For a long time I’ve wanted to make a record that gave me the same feeling those old records did, using some of the same tunes I loved as a kid and some that I’ve loved as I have gotten older. This record is it. Imitations.”

Listen to Mark’s take on “I’m Not The Loving Kind” below. The twelve-track album was recorded late last year and follows his 2012 release, Blues Funeral.  Pre-order details for Imitations will be announced shortly.

The Mark Lanegan Band will be performing at several festivals throughout the UK and Europe this summer and U.S. tour dates are being planned for later in the year. Click HERE for all current dates.

IMITATIONS track listing:
1. Flatlands
2. She’s Gone
3. Deepest Shade
4. You Only Live Twice
5. Pretty Colors
6. Brompton Oratory
7. Solitaire
8. Mack The Knife
9. I’m Not The Loving Kind
10. Lonely Street
11. Elégie Funèbre
12. Autumn Leaves

Jun 25, 2013

Pre-Order Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' forthcoming self-titled LP is now available for pre-order on iTunes! Click HERE to pre-order and you'll receive an instant download of “This Life”. 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. The album will be released on July 23rd.

If you’d prefer to have the CD or vinyl, a pre-order for those is also now available on the band's official store. The vinyl will feature a digital download card as well.

Jun 19, 2013

California Wives Announce Tour and Remixes with My Gold Mask

Chicago’s California Wives today announce a national tour with My Gold Mask that begins tomorrow in Detroit, Michigan. To celebrate the tour, both bands remixed a track from the other’s album and the remixes premiere today on Earmilk. California Wives tackled MGM’s “Some Secrets” while My Gold Mask reworked CW’s “Marianne” and both tracks are available as free downloads. Click HERE to check them out or listen to the "Marianne" remix below.

California Wives will also be performing a few solo headline shows along the tour including stops in Dallas, Atlanta, and St. Louis. More dates will be added along the route and will be announced shortly. See current upcoming dates below.

California Wives on tour with My Gold Mask:
06/20 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
06/21 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
06/24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
06/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
06/26 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East
06/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
06/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
06/30 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
07/01 – Buffalo, NY @ Ninth Ward
07/02 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
07/04 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
07/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club
07/08 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
07/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
07/10 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
07/11 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay
07/12 – Denver, CO @ Lions Lair
07/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
07/16 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
07/17 – Portland, OR @ White Eagle
07/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre
07/21 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
07/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room
07/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush
07/26 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
07/30 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
07/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddies Attic #
08/03 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush #
- all dates with MY GOLD MASK except “#”
- more dates to be announced

Jun 18, 2013

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Premiere New Song "This Life" on Rolling Stone

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have just premiered their new song, "This Life", via Rolling Stone! "This Life" is from the forthcoming self-titled album due out July 23rd. Click HERE to give it a listen and read what frontman Alex Ebert had to say about creating the soulful new track.

The Zeros played a great set at Bonnaroo this past weekend and are currently on the road for an extensive run of live headlines dates and festival appearances (with Firefly, Kanrocksas, Floydfest still to come). Click HERE for all tour dates and ticket links.

Jun 12, 2013

Black Joe Lewis Announce New Album Electric Slave to be Released 8/27, Free Download of First Track "Skulldiggin"

We are excited to announce that Black Joe Lewis will release their brand new full-length LP, Electric Slave, on August 27 via Vagrant! Most of the album 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. Check out the new track “Skulldiggin” below and click HERE to grab the free mp3.

Commenting about the new album’s title and thematic elements, Joe himself said "Electric Slave is what people are today with their faces buried in their iPhones and the only way to hold a conversation is through text. The next step is to plug it in to your damned head. Nothing is up front anymore and people are de socializing."

The band have also just unveiled an upcoming North American tour supporting Electric Slave. The band will hit the road beginning in September, playing a number of shows along the east coast including a show at New York’s Terminal 5 on September 26 with Okkervil River and Pickwick. Pickwick will support on a number of dates. For complete itinerary, please see below.

Black Joe Lewis on tour:
Jun 26 Austin, TX KGSR “Blues on the Green” at Zilker Park
July 14 Sun Cincinnati, OH “Bunbury Music Fest”
Sept 7 Nashville, TN @ Mercy
Sept 8 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Sept 9 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 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer %
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 %

% = w/ Pickwick 
^ = w/ Okkervil River, Pickwick

Jun 06, 2013

The 1975 Release "Milk" on Split 7" with Tourmates The Neighbourhood

The 1975 have just uploaded their track "Milk" to SoundCloud! The song now appears on a split 7" with The Neighbourhood's "No Grey" that the bands will be selling exclusively on the road during their current US dates together (you might recognize it as the secret track attached at the end of "You" on the IV EP, available now on iTunes). You can stream the track below and click HERE to see all of The 1975's upcoming tour dates.