All entries from April 2010

Friday April 30, 2010 (50 months ago)

The Dears Announce New Lineup, Play Mexico City Next Week

The Dears have announced the new personnel that will carry them into the studio in the coming weeks, re-introducing members from different periods of the bands illustrious history. As recording sessions for their fifth album approach, the band calls on their diverse wealth of experience for one unified purpose: to craft the best album of their lives. The Dears will be bringing these songs to audiences live — not only before the next release, but even before entering the studio during an extended stint in Mexico City this May. For more info on the Mexico City residency, click here.

Wednesday April 28, 2010 (50 months ago)

Dangerbird Signs Milwaukee's Maritime; Former Promise Ring Members To Release Their Label Debut Later This Year

We are pleased to announce we have made Milwaukee mainstays Maritime the newest members of our expanding family. The band, which spawned from the ashes of The Promise Ring in 2003, is currently readying new material for release later this year. Recently, Maritime took part in The Onion AV Club’s “Undercover” series, where 25 bands reinterpret 25 classic indie and alternative rock songs. Their take on the Depeche Mode staple, “Enjoy the Silence,” which has been smoothed out and injected with a healthy dose of keytar, can be heard here .

Hailed for their keen sense of pop songcraft and rollicking live shows, Maritime will perform songs from their extensive catalog this Friday, April 30 at UW Madison.

Monday April 26, 2010 (50 months ago)

Hot Hot Heat Announce New York and LA Residencies, Album Pre-Order

If you live in New York or LA, you’re in luck as Hot Hot Heat will be previewing material from Future Breeds (and playing older fan favorites) during upcoming residencies in both cities. You can catch them at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly every Wednesday during the month of May, and at LA’s Bootleg Theater every Wednesday in June. Fans who don’t live near either city are still in luck! Download an alternate version of the album’s first single, “21@12,” here, where you can also pre-order Future Breeds, out June 8th on Dangerbird.

Wednesday April 21, 2010 (50 months ago)

Enter To Win Free Gear From Minus the Bear And Line 6

Head over to Line6.com and enter to win a signed deluxe vinyl copy of OMNI and a signed Line 6 DL4.

Tuesday April 20, 2010 (50 months ago)

The One AM Radio Releases Credible Threats 7" and 3-D Video

Order the limited edition 7” at theoneamradio.com, which comes complete with your own pair of 3-D glasses! Read more from the LA Weekly.

Monday April 19, 2010 (50 months ago)

Silversun Pickups Announce Summer Headlining Tour

SSPU is hitting the road again in June for a US headlining tour in support of “Swoon,” with support from Against Me! and The Henry Clay People. Tickets are on sale April 24th, and stay tuned for more dates and cities (to be announced in the coming days). Head to the Silversun Pickups tours page for dates and details.

Thursday April 15, 2010 (50 months ago)

Watch: Silversun Pickups Unplugged At SPIN

Silversun Pickups recently stopped by the SPIN offices in New York to record an acoustic session for SPIN.com. Click to see the band perform acoustic versions of The Royal We, Panic Switch, Lazy Eye, and Substitution.

Thursday April 15, 2010 (50 months ago)

Record Store Day This Saturday!

2010 Record Store Day is upon us, and Dangerbird bands will be supporting the cause as usual. Minus the Bear will be playing at 2pm at Sonic Boom Records in Seattle, and The One AM Radio is on at 4pm at Origami Vinyl in Echo Park. Please support your local record store on Saturday (and every day, for that matter!).

Wednesday April 14, 2010 (50 months ago)

Rock Meets Roll At Sea Otter Classic

Eulogies and Darker My Love will take the stage on Saturday (17 APR) at booth #555 at this year’s Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. Eulogies is on at 1:15 pm, and Darker My Love kicks off at 5:15 pm. For more info, head to the Sea Otter website, and click here for free mp3 downloads from both bands!

Tuesday April 13, 2010 (50 months ago)

Dangerbird On Rock Band Network

Head to the recently opened Rock Band Network store to purchase newly released tracks from Dangerbird artists. Tracks include Day to Day by Eulogies, You’re A Wolf by Sea Wolf, The Price by Dappled Cities and Chalk Lines from Division Day. Songs can also be purchased on the Xbox Marketplace.

Monday April 12, 2010 (50 months ago)

MySpace Introducing... Delphic

Delphic are currently featured on the MySpace Introducing home page! Be sure to check it out, and head to Delphic’s MySpace page for Delphic music and videos.

Tuesday April 6, 2010 (50 months ago)

Codeine Velvet Club Out Today!

Codeine Velvet Club’s debut release is finally in stores today! Head over to iTunes or Amazon to grab a copy. If you haven’t seen them yet, head to Codeine Velvet Club’s YouTube page to see what you’ve been missing!

Tuesday April 6, 2010 (50 months ago)

The Dears Announce Mexico City Residency

Montreal-based sextet The Dears will become Mexico City’s Pasagüero’s house band for a three-day residency. The band is emerging from the cold Montreal winter with a collection of almost 30 brand new songs for its upcoming album. The shows will take place May 6, 7 and 8 and will be recorded in HD-video for a special edition pressing of the album for its fall-winter release.

After months holed up in grey, wintry Montreal collaborating on the new album, The Dears are eager to share these adventurous songs with their Mexican audience, who have played a key role in the band’s survival. From being catapulted to international success with 2004’s No Cities Left, to the difficult period of adjustments that followed 2006’s Gang of Losers album, ensuing lineup changes nearly pushed them to consider the band’s permanent dissolution. Yet their 2009 sold-out concert at Lunario in Mexico City helped The Dears find the strength and faith to continue, taking the music to the next level with the aptly-titled most recent LP, Missiles. “The Dears’ heart was beating slowly and was dying”, Lightburn told the Mexican crowd during the show, “but Mexico has injected blood and made it stronger again, beating with more strength than ever. We will never forget this.”

More details regarding the upcoming album and the new line-up of The Dears will be announced soon.

Monday April 5, 2010 (50 months ago)

Hot Hot Heat Announce Brooklyn Residency

Hot Hot Heat’s highly anticipated new album Future Breeds hits stores on June 8th, but fans in New York can get an early taste when the band begins its May residency at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly. The band opted to do the shows at the venue because of its intimate setting and its close ties to Brooklyn’s thriving indie music scene – a connection that the band feels to be particularly relevant with their forthcoming album.

Head to the dangerbird tours page for details.

Monday April 5, 2010 (50 months ago)

Win A Pair Of Tickets To A Secret Minus the Bear Show!

If you live in the Los Angeles area, head to ShockHound.com and enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to a secret Minus the Bear show! You can also pre-order the upcoming Minus the Bear release, OMNI, for $6.99 through the ShockHound website.

Monday April 5, 2010 (50 months ago)

Codeine Velvet Club: Today's KCRW Top Tune

The Codeine Velvet Club song “Hollywood” is “Today’s Top Tune” at kcrw.com. Listen to or download the song on the KCRW website.

Wednesday March 31, 2010 (50 months ago)

Delphic Sign To Dangerbird

Hailed as “A New Order for the 21st century” by England’s Q magazine, the Manchester trio known as Delphic has become the newest member of the Dangerbird Records family. The band’s highly lauded debut album, Acolyte, released earlier this year overseas, will now receive a domestic release on June 29. Back home in the UK, the album debuted at #8 on the UK album chart while French label Kitsuné released the pulsating single, “This Momentary.”

Head to Delphic’s MySpace page for more info, and look for their US live debut at Coachella on Sunday, April 18.

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