All entries from June 2012
Friday June 29, 2012 (24 months ago)
Minus the Bear‘s new single “Lonely Gun” – from Infinity Overhead, out August 28 on Dangerbird Records – is now premiering exclusively on RollingStone.com!
“‘Lonely Gun’ came out of a deep depression,” singer/guitarist Jake Snider tells Rolling Stone. “I was thinking about how lonely an unused gun must be, its purpose unfulfilled, like a loveless relationship. The only way to allow its purpose is to hold it – to use it.”
You can click here to listen to the track on RollingStone.com, and afterwards make sure and connect with Minus the Bear’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and let them know what you think!
Thursday June 28, 2012 (24 months ago)
The brand new music video for Jesse Harris’s “I Won’t Wait” (featuring Conor Oberst and Nick Zinner) – from his forthcoming album Sub Rosa, out July 31 – is now streaming on Stereogum.com!
You can check out the video here, and once you’ve done so be sure and connect with Jesse’s Facebook and Twitter and let him know what you thought!
Wednesday June 27, 2012 (24 months ago)
New York-based singer/songwriter Jesse Harris has debuted a new song called “I Won’t Wait” featuring guest vocals from Conor Oberst.
The song is premiering in the form of a video, shot entirely on an iPhone by director Lyle Owerko.
Sub Rosa the new album from Jesse Harris hits stores on July 31st. For a free download of “Rocking Chairs” from the album, visit jesseharrismusic.com.
Tuesday June 26, 2012 (24 months ago)
Fitz and The Tantrums are offering a second free EP with 5-songs recorded live at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts.
The EP includes three live versions of “News 4 U,” “Pickin’ Up The Pieces,” and “Breakin’ The Chains of Love” plus two live cover songs of “Sweet Dreams” (originally by the Eurythmics) and “Steady As She Goes” (originally by The Raconteurs).
Download the free EP below:
Follow the band’s progress recording their sophomore album at fitzandthetantrums.com.
Friday June 22, 2012 (24 months ago)
Acclaimed songwriter Jesse Harris‘ new album Sub Rosa hits stores on July 31st.
Harris will play two album release events in New York City to celebrate the release; an in-store performance on 7/30 at a Brazilian music shop called Tropicalia In Furs, and a full show on 7/31 at Rockwood Music Hall.
A West Coast tour with musician Jesca Hoop has also been confirmed for August. All upcoming dates are listed below:
6/22 – New York, NY at Nublu
6/24 – New York, NY at Bowery Hotel
Tour of Japan
6/30 – Tokyo, Japan at Watching The Sky Festival
7/1 – Kanagawa, Japan at Thumbs Up
7/4 – Nagoya, Japan at Club Quattro
7/6 – Kyoto, Japan at Taku Taku
7/7 – Kumamoto, Japan at Second Sight
7/8 – Fukuoka, Japan at Rooms
7/9 – Hiroshima, Japan at Club Quattro
7/10 – Umeda, Japan at Club Quattro
7/16 – Tokyo, Japan at Duo Music Exchange
Sub Rosa Album Release Events
7/30 – New York, NY at Tropicalia In Furs (6pm-8pm, In-store performance)
7/31 – New York, NY at Rockwood Music Hall (RECORD RELEASE SHOW!)
w/ Jesca Hoop
8/7 – Los Angeles, CA at Largo
8/8 – San Diego, CA at Anthology
8/9 – Costa Mesa, CA at Detroit Bar
8/10 – Long Beach, CA at Fingerprints (In-store performance)
8/11 – Ventura, CA at Zoey’s
8/13 – Oakland, CA at Yoshi’s
8/14 – Nevada City, NV at Haven Underground
8/16 – Portland, OR at Alberta Rose Studios
8/17 – Seattle, WA at Empty Sea Studios
8/18 – Eugene, OR at Sam Bonds Garage
8/22 – Chicago at City Winery
For more information, visit the official website of Jesse Harris.
Thursday June 21, 2012 (24 months ago)
Minus the Bear‘s fifth studio album Infinity Overhead is set for release on August 28th on Dangerbird Records.
The Seattle-based fivesome reunited with former member and longtime producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Cursive) to create a guitar-laden 10-track record that is heavy both on technicality and pop songcraft. The band is giving a sneak peek into the album with a minute-long trailer:
Infinity Overhead Tracklisting:
1. Steel and Blood
2. Lies and Eyes
3. Diamond Lightning
6. Heaven Is A Ghost Town
7. Empty Party Rooms
9. Lonely Gun
10. Cold Company
Wednesday June 6, 2012 (25 months ago)
On September 11 Sea Wolf will release its third album, Old World Romance on Dangerbird Records.
Sea Wolf’s founder and leading man, Alex Brown Church (writer/guitar/vocals), shares “After the last record, which was written and recorded far from home and was more of a group experience, I really wanted to stay close to home, be in my own space and give myself room to explore and write and record on my own schedule,” Church continues, “I just felt I needed to bring Sea Wolf back to me, to my world,” Church produced and recorded Old World Romance in the comfort of his home studio, with mixing by Kennie Takahashi (Broken Bells, The Black Keys, Jessica Lea Mayfield).
Joining Church on Old World Romance is Lisa Fendelander (keyboards), Joey Ficken (Drums), Ted Liscinski (Bass) and multi-instrumentalist Zac Rae.
To give fans a sneak peak of Old World Romance, Sea Wolf will be playing two California shows this July with Geographer as direct support, please see the details below.
07/12/12, Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
07/13/12, Los Angeles, CA – Skirball Center
Old World Romance Track Listing:
1. Old Friend
2. In Nothing
5. Blue Stockings
6. Saint Catherine St.
7. Changing Seasons
8. Dear Fellow Traveller
9. Miracle Cure
Thursday May 31, 2012 (25 months ago)
Grammy-Award winning songwriter Jesse Harris has released the first behind-the-scenes clip filmed during the recording of his new album Sub Rosa (out July 31st).
Filmed by Bento Marzo during the Sub Rosa recording sessions in Brazil, this first clip premiered earlier this week at American Songwriter Magazine.
This month, Harris curated a two-week series at John Zorn’s NYC club The Stone to showcase some of todays most talented performers across various genres. View the full schedule to see Jesse’s choices.
Jesse Harris is performing himself a series of shows in New York City before heading to Japan for nine shows throughout the country. See Jesse’s full tour schedule below:
JUNE 10 / New York, NY at The Stone ($10 at the door only)
JUNE 12 / New York, NY at The Stone (Instrumental set, $10 at the door only)
JUNE 22 / New York, NY at Nublu
JUNE 24 / New York, NY at Bowery Hotel
JUNE 30 / Tokyo, Japan at Watching The Sky Festival
JULY 1 / Kanagawa, Japan at Thumbs Up
JULY 4 / Nagoya, Japan at Club Quattro
JULY 6 / Kyoto, Japan at Taku Tak
JULY 7 / Kumamoto, Japan at Second Sight
JULY 8 / Fukuoka, Japan at Rooms
JULY 9 / Hiroshima, Japan at Club Quattro
JULY 10 / Umeda, Japan at Club Quattro
JULY 16 / Tokyo, Japan at DUO Music Exchange
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