All entries from August 2010
Tuesday August 31, 2010 (47 months ago)
Sea Wolf’s Turn The Dirt Over 7” & digital single is available in stores and online today. The release features the b-side of “Turn The Dirt Over (Cookie Duster Remix)” by Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene.
Limited to a pressing of 500 on black vinyl, the 7” includes a download card for both versions of the song, plus a previously unreleased third track called “Where The Wind Blows.”
Tuesday August 24, 2010 (47 months ago)
The Fitz and the Tantrums explosion is in full swing as the sextet’s debut LP, Pickin’ Up The Pieces, hits its long-awaited release date, today. The critics have declared it a “pristine, soulful pop resurgence” (Alternative Press), hailed it for its “mastery of Motown-esque melodies” (SPIN) and bestowed it a “solid gold album” (Venus Zine).
The band have also just released the video for first single “MoneyGrabber” (above), directed by Michael Mohan.
Monday August 23, 2010 (47 months ago)
Fitz and The Tantrums “MoneyGrabber” was played this weekend on KROQ Locals Only.
Please vote for Fitz and The Tantrums to help them reach #1 this week.
And don’t forget, Pickin’ Up The Pieces hits stores tomorrow.
Friday August 20, 2010 (47 months ago)
Beginning October 18th in Eugene, OR, Minus the Bear will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in continued support of their latest album, OMNI, which Alternative Press praised as “the perfect album to launch Minus the Bear into another dimension entirely” and Paste Magazine simply called “the group’s most explosive record.” The tour will also include a performance at this year’s Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans on October 31st with Muse, Weezer, MGMT, and labelmates Fitz and The Tantrums, among many others.
Expect more Minus the Bear tour dates to be announced shortly.
Thursday August 19, 2010 (47 months ago)
Visit the Hot Hot Heat/22-20s channel on Ustream today at 5pm EST (2pm PST) to watch performances from both bands, broadcasting live from the Ustream offices in San Francisco.
Catch Hot Hot Heat and 22-20s on tour now through the end of September.
Tuesday August 17, 2010 (47 months ago)
The new Darker My Love album, Alive As You Are is available everywhere today.
Recorded in San Francisco’s legendary Hyde Street Studios, where Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Creedence Clearwater Revival redefined the musical landscape of the 1970’s, Alive As You Are is a clear shift in Darker My Love’s sound.
Previously known as an alternative/indie-pop band from their previous recordings, Darker My Love are channeling their psychedelic influences and exploring new territory with Alive As You Are.
Friday August 13, 2010 (47 months ago)
Minus the Bear are currently the Artist of the Week at Last.fm Discover. Watch the video below for a great interview and visit Last.fm for acoustic performances of “My Time,” “Hold Me Down,” and “Summer Angel” from their new album OMNI.
Thursday August 12, 2010 (47 months ago)
Minus the Bear will play a special show at The Crocodile in Seattle on September 30 to benefit The Pablove Foundation. Tickets are on sale tomorrow morning at 10am at Sonic Boom Records. Don’t miss it!
Wednesday August 11, 2010 (47 months ago)
Now through Sunday, August 15th get a free ringtone of “The Royal We” from Silversun Pickups’ sophomore album Swoon at Myxer.
Download the entire Swoon album from AmazonMP3 for only $7.99 for a limited time.
Tuesday August 10, 2010 (47 months ago)
Bullet In The Rain, the first in a series of digital 45s from Los Angeles experimental rock band Division Day, is now available exclusively on the Dangerbird webstore.
Download Bullet In The Rain in MP3 format.
Look for the tunes on all other digital retailers on September 14th.
Tuesday August 10, 2010 (47 months ago)
On August 31st, Sea Wolf will be releasing a 7” vinyl-and-digital single for “Turn The Dirt Over” from last year’s album White Water, White Bloom.
Limited to a pressing of 500 copies on black vinyl, the b-side is “Turn The Dirt Over (Cookie Duster Remix)” by Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene. A download card is included for both versions of the song in MP3 format, plus an exclusive third track called “Where The Wind Blows” that is previously unreleased.
The two-song 7” will be available at Sea Wolf’s solo/acoustic headlining tour, on the Dangerbird Records webstore, and at indie music retailers nationwide. Also look for the single on iTunes and all digital stores on August 31st.
Thursday August 5, 2010 (47 months ago)
Divison Day, who last released Visitation almost exactly one year ago, will be releasing a “digital 45” on August 10th called Bullet In The Rain.
The digital 45 features two brand new songs – “Bullet In The Rain” and “Into The Briers” – both of which see Divison Day continue down their path of fusing natural, organic instruments with modern technology and synthetic sounds.
Bullet In The Rain is the first in a series of digital 45’s from Division Day set to be released over the next four months. They will be initially released exclusively through the Dangerbird Records webstore, followed by a widespread release through other digital retailers at a later date.
Tuesday August 3, 2010 (48 months ago)
Today’s Top Tune at KCRW is Darker My Love’s “Backseat”. The song is off their forthcoming album Alive As You Are which hits stores August 17.
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