Iconic frontman Peter Murphy has announced a final run of intimate live shows in support of his latest album, Ninth. The 11 dates include a stop in Hollywood, CA at The Roxy on Thursday, August 16th as part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival, as well as an east coast date in Brooklyn, NY at The Wick on Sunday, August 26th. Ours will support all dates except for the Brooklyn show.
Peter Murphy returned in 2011 with his long awaited ninth solo album, aptly titled Ninth, which the LA Times deemed “a dynamic rock record...one of the strongest of his career” and Time Out New York called “a badass new effort.” The former frontman of Bauhaus has toured extensively behind Ninth—including a major headline tour, a second co-headline tour with She Wants Revenge, and spurts of smaller, intimate gigs around the country—proving that his live show and unforgettable voice are still a force with which to be reckoned. In a recent live review, the LA Weekly commented, “Once again, Peter Murphy shames everyone else...,” while the OC Weekly called his performance “a hell of a show.”
Keep reading for list of U.S. intimate live dates.
YouTube Music invites Young Liars to share their favorite YouTube moments as the featured playlist posted on the homepage. Showcasing their unique sense of humor and varied interests, the collection includes Brother Johnson’s Midnite Special performance footage, a monkey riding a pig, a beautiful Bonnie Raitt cover, a TED piece and for all dog lovers, “The Denver Guilty.”
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The warm, dry air of the Los Angeles basin continues its constant temperature, inviting art and progress for those who can stare through the plastic debauchery of its passing inhabitants. Just underneath the surface, buried in a submarine-like state of creative metamorphosis, the four original members of electronic rock outfit Shiny Toy Guns shape-shift in circles; building, cutting, carving and finishing an album they have spent the last three years of their lives in violent labor with. III, which marks the elated return of vocalist Carah Faye Charnow and the first new material by the original line-up in six years, will be released October 23 on Five Seven Music. The lead single “Waiting Alone” made its debut yesterday on Alternative Press’ website (here) and is available now at iTunes and all other digital retailers.
III, the band’s third album features Carah Faye Charnow, the original vocalist who, along with band mates Chad Petree (vocals/guitars), Jeremy Dawson (keyboards) and Mikey Martin (drums), propelled Shiny Toy GUns into the spotlight with their first hits “Le Disko” and “You Are The One” from their debut 2006 release We Are Pilots. Production on III, courtesy of Mirror Machines (the band’s Petree and Dawson), is lush and dramatic, ranging from driving tracks like “Somewhere To Hide,” “Mercy” and “The Sun” to sublime like “Wait For Me” and “Fading Listening.” The album is mixed by the legendary Tony Maserati (Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jason Mraz).
Yesterday, Dispatch premeired their single and title track from their forthcoming album, Circles Around The Sun, on RollingStone.com (HERE). The album, the first in over a decade, will be released on August 21st on the band’s own Bomber Records. Watch the lyric video and listen to the track above.
Circles Around The Sun is the group’s first studio album in twelve years and was produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National). The album is an eclectic rock and roll record that delivers on the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting, and radiant harmonies that earned the band its diehard fanbase. Available now on the band's web store, a limited quantity of music and merch bundles are available including: deluxe vinyl with a 28 page hardcover book, CDs, apparel, autographed photo prints, and more. For a complete breakdown of the various bundles available, click HERE.
"Rob Me Blind is a labor of love that reflects [Jay's] growth as an artist, and his desire to take new chances." – The Huffington Post
“[David] Kahne has harnessed Brannan’s obvious natural talents, and instead of just rolling out another modern folk record, the two have toyed with tempo, clever arrangements and thematic variety to produce an honest, informal and sometimes amusing collection of songs.” – musicOMH (UK)
Just a few weeks before the U.S. leg of his world tour begins, Jay Brannan has unveiled a new video for the title track of his latest album, Rob Me Blind. The video premiered yesterday on AOL’s Spinner.com.
Jay tells Spinner.com, "I'm way too shy to ever approach anyone on the street, on the subway, in an elevator or even at a bar. So it was fun to make a video involving chemistry-at-first-sight, where the characters didn't just end up going home to check the 'missed connections' listings on Craigslist."
Since the release of his sophomore full-length album Rob Me Blind, Jay has been touring the world, from the UK to Germany to Israel to Australia. His 28-date U.S. tour will begin on Wednesday, July 18th in Boston and wrap in his home city of New York on Saturday, August 25th. (Keep reading for full list of U.S. tour dates and more information).
Angus Stone emerges with a brand new video for single ”Wooden Chair,” from his forthcoming release, Broken Brights (out July 17).
Half dream, half documentary - come and enter Angus' world of burnouts, fireworks, midnight bonfires and general all-round good vibes. From the faraway hills of wild and remote Australia, enjoy this rare glimpse into the artist’s unique world - his piece of paradise on Earth.
“Wooden Chair” is a toe-tapping love tune replete with good old-fashioned handclapping and whistling, whilst title track “Broken Brights” is a return-to-form for Stone — it’s a nostalgic, dreamy tribute to our youth. The deeper you delve into the album, the more you come to expect the unexpected from Angus.
Toronto's Great Lake Swimmers have announced another handful of Canadian tour dates for August/September in support of their latest studio album New Wild Everywhere. New dates are listed below, but for the full list of upcoming GLS dates, visit GreatLakeSwimmers.com.
GLS Addtional Canadian Dates: Aug 5 - Whistler BC @ Whistler Olympic Plaza
Sep 13 - St. Catherines ON @ Sean O’Sullivan Theatre
Sep 15 - Hamilton ON@ James Street North SuperCrawl
Sep 20 - London ON @ Aeolian Hall
Sep 21 - Meaford ON @ Meaford Hall
Sep 22 - Kingston ON @ Chalmers United
"If there's an off-center California pop sound for the here and now, this is probably what it sounds like." – LA Weekly
On July 10, Nettwerk Records will release the debut album from Los Angeles-based Family Of The Year, titled Loma Vista.
Starting July 21st, Family will share the stage with Milo Greene on select dates. The band has already played sold-out shows in England and across Europe, including a triumphant set at France’s renowned music festival Les Vieilles Charrues, and garnered support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, Grouplove, Good Old War, Belle Brigade and more. To celebrate the album release, the band will have three shows in Los Angeles. Partnering with Filter Magazine, Family will start the month with a two-week residency at Bootleg Theatre (July 2 and July 9) followed by a record release party with local record shop, High-Fidelity on release day.
The band is excited to hit the road to perform new songs and already-familiar tracks from last year’s St. Croix EP; which was heralded by NPR as “ebullient, full of stylistic left turns” and “intense and atmospheric” by Rolling Stone.
Listen To A Brief Telling Of The Story Behind "Love Don't Let Me Down" By Titcomb,
Followed By An Acoustic Performance
Toronto-based singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb will release his full-length album Cicadaon Nettwerk Records on August 7, 2012. The album's first single, "Love Don't Let Me Down," is available now on iTunes.
Liam released his first album in Canada at the age of 16, and quickly became a presence in his home country, touring alongside established artists like Great Big Sea, Tom Cochrane, David Usher & Colin James. However, Cicada is his proper introduction to the rest of the world.
In 2010, shortly after ending an intense relationship, Titcomb stole away to London for a month-long songwriting retreat. Exploring everything the UK had to offer and forging some incredible friendships in the process, he hit his stride as a writer and began penning the material that would eventually become his latest offering.
"This is a fresh start," he says. "I'm ready to go after the whole globe. There's a little bit of everything on this album. It's bittersweet at times. It's fun at times. This is who I am at the end of the day. There's no persona. I try to be genuine. I make music because I love it."
Nettwerk Management artist Matt Wertz has announced fall tour dates, starting on October 5th in Madison, WI. For more information, check out Matt's Facebook page here.
Matt Wertz On Tour:
October 5 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon (21+)
October 6 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
October 8 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark (All Ages)
November 14 - Annapolis, MD @ Ram's Head On Stage (All Ages)
November 15 - Washington, DC @ The Hamilton (18+)
November 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (All Ages)
November 17 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (18+)
November 18 - New York, NY @ City Winery (All Ages)