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Tori Amos Relases “Carry” Video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2011 by E.N.

Tori Amos’ New “Carry” Video From Forthcoming Album

 Night of Hunters Premiers On Facebook

Fans Who Click “Share” on Facebook Will Unlock

Stream of Album Track “Shattering Sea”

On Tour this Fall

The video for Tori Amos’ “Carry” will premier today on her Facebook page, This is the first video released from her forthcoming album, Night of Hunters, due out September 20 on celebrated classical label Deutsche Grammophon. Fans will also be able to unlock a stream of the album’s opening track “Shattering Sea” by sharing the video via Facebook.

On Night of Hunters, the iconic, platinum-selling singer-songwriter continues her legacy of groundbreaking recordings. The album is a 21st century song cycle that finds Tori drawing on themes from Satie, Granados, Chopin and other great composers. It tells a modern love story that is only unraveled after a journey to Ireland’s mythic past. The album is an all-acoustic work. Guests include such esteemed players as The Apollon Musagete Quartet and the Berlin Philharmonic clarinet soloist Andreas Ottensamer.

Tori Amos has also announced the US leg of her Night of Hunters Tour, which begins November 29 at Atlanta ‘s Cobb Energy Performance Arts Center and concludes December 22 at Dallas’s Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie. North American tour dates are listed below and information can be found on
With more than 12 million albums sold and multiple Grammy nominations, Tori Amos is one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download, has had her songs turned into graphic novels, and has produced groundbreaking videos throughout her career. She is renowned for her passionate and broad fan-base, her critically and commercially successful tours, and her ever evolving live show. Ms. Amos is also a noted humanitarian and co-founder of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), which is the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization.

Night of Hunters Tour North American Dates
11/29 Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performance Arts Center
12/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
12/2 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
12/3 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
12/5 Washington DC @ Constitution Hall
12/6 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
12/8 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
12/10 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
12/13 Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
12/16 Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
12/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/21 Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
12/22 Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Hercules & Love Affair -Painted Eyes (Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by E.N.

Hercules & Love Affair Release Vibrant New Video, On Tour This Summer!
Download Painted Eyes HERE and find out more!

Check out the brand new kaleidoscopic video for album track, “Painted Eyes,” directed by Untitled Associates.

08/18: Washington DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/20: Boston, MA @ Comcast or Jiffy Lube Live
08/21: New York, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
08/23: Atlanta, GA @ LakeWood
08/24: Tampa, FL @ 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheater
08/25: Miami, FL @ BayFront
08/27: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Wood Mitchel Pavilion
08/28: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/30: Alburquerque, NM @ The Pavilion
09/02: San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
09/03: San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
09/04: Irvine Meadows, CA @ Verizon Wireless

Download: Rubblebucket “Worker”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2011 by E.N.

Rubblebucket Headlining Opening Night
of The Bicycle Film Festival on 6/22 at Santos Party House In New York City!
Omega La La out June 21st via Sin Duda Records


Leading up the release of Omega La La on June 21 via Sin Duda Records, Rubblebucket is happy to premiere their latest track, Worker”

Rubblebucket Spring/Summer Tour Dates:
06/16: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
06/17: Spencer, IN @ Stable Studios Music Festival
06/18: Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Fest
06/22: New York, NY @ Santos Party House – NYC Bicycle Film Fest
06/28: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
06/30: Madison, WI @ Majestic Live
07/02: Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forrest Festival
07/08: Rochester, NY @ East End Festival
07/09: Schuylkill, PA @ Midsummer Meltdown
07/15: Buffalo, NY @ North Fork Music Park
07/16: Greenfield, MA @ Green River Fest
07/24: Bridgeport, CT @ Gathering of the Vibes
07/29: Floyd, VA @ Floyd Fest
07/30: Floyd, VA @ Floyd Fest
08/13: Burlington, VT @ Grand Point North
08/18: Stephentown, NY @ Bella Terra
08/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
08/20: Sheldon, VT @ Liberate Festival
09/03: Chicago, IL @ North Coast Festival
09/04: Mohawk, NY @ Moe.Down
09/10: Peru, NY @ Backwoods Pondfest
10/08: Roseland, VA @ The Festy
11/11: Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music & Arts Fest

Architectu​re in Helsinki Get Remixed by Bjorn Yttling(MP3), Play NY this Week

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2011 by E.N.

Architecture in Helsinki Get Remixed by Björn Yttling,

(Producer for Lykke Li and Member of

Peter, Björn, & John)

Band Continues US Tour with NYC Dates This Week,


 Architecture in Helsinki have been bringing the infectious, danceable indie pop of their new album Moment Bends (V2/CooperativeMusicUSA/DowntownRecords) to the masses on their current US tour.  As they trek on, they’ve released a new remix of their beloved new single “Contact High,” done by Björn Yttling – the production wizard behind both Lykke Li albums and member of Peter, Bjorn, & John

Click HERE to hear his dark, haunting reworking of the track, and click HERE to watch the surreal video for Architecture in Helsinki’s absurdly catchy original version.  The Aussie six-piece continues it’s tour with two New York shows this week.

Architecture in Helsinki US Tour Dates:
06/13:  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
06/15:  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/16:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall
06/17:  Washington, DC @ Black Cat
06/18:  Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

Hercules & Love Affair Release “Painted Eyes” MP3, US Summer Tour!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2011 by E.N.


Blue Songs(August 16; Moshi Moshi)

“Painted Eyes” MP3 !
US Dates At Identity Festival This Summer

genuine second album coup….Butler now dwells beside James Murphy and Hot Chip as a purveyor of soulful dance music you can think to”
- UNCUT ****
“Like a full-on rock ‘n’ roll lighter anthem, a political piano ballad, a smooth funk song sung by Kele Okereke, etc. It’s an epic offering, one that never buckles beneath the ambition.”
- Stereogum

Hercules and Love Affair’s myth started with the worldwide club smash “Blind”. Their self-titled debut garnered considerable critical and commercial acclaim around the world.  It was named a “Breakthrough Album of the Year” by The New York Times and featured in Pitchfork’s “Top Ten albums of 2008”. The legend continues with their second album Blue Songs. Lead single “My House” is already an international club staple and the new US version has three additional bonus tracks and will come with a bonus remix CD. The album will finally get a US release via Moshi Moshi on August 16th.

On Blue Songs, Hercules’ mastermind Andy Butler has shifted the focus gently away from the New York house and disco forms of the debut; relocating to Denver and recording the album in Vienna with techno producer Patrick Pulsinger. Kim Ann Foxman returns on vocals, and is joined in starring roles by Venezuelan singer Aerea Negrot, fan-turned-collaborator Shaun Wright , Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) and Mark Pistel (Meat Beat Manifesto/Consolidated). Blue Songs sees Butler broaden his musical palette  – “There’s definitely jacking house and there’s definitely even more full-blown disco, but there’s also more experimental, softer music” he explains. Be sure to catch the band on their extensive US tour as part of the Identity Festival to coincide with the release this summer.
Tracklisting for Blue Songs
Disc 1
1. Painted Eyes
2. My House
3. Answers Come In Dreams
4. Leonora
5. Boy Blue
6. Blue Songs
7. Falling
8. I Can’t Wait
9. Step Up
10. Visitor
11. It’s Alright
Bonus Tracks
12. Revenge
13. Chanel
14. Shelter
Disc 2
My House remixes
1. Stopmakingm  remix
2. Tensnake remix
3. Derrick Carter’s BHQ Voodoo remix
4. Andy Butler remix
Painted Eyes  remixes
5. In Flagranti remix
6. Moonlight Matters remix
7. Wolfram remix
08/18: Washington DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/20: Boston, MA @ Comcast or Jiffy Lube Live
08/21: New York, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
08/23: Atlanta, GA @ LakeWood
08/24: Tampa, FL @ 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheater
08/25: Miami, FL @ BayFront
08/27: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Wood Mitchel Pavilion
08/28: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/30: Alburquerque, NM @ The Pavilion
09/02: San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
09/03: San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
09/04: Irvine Meadows, CA @ Verizon Wireless

Jessica 6 Release Debut Album “See The Light” + “East West Funk” B-side MP3!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2011 by E.N.

Jessica 6

See The Light

(Peacefrog Records; June 7, 2011)

Debut Album, See The Light, Out Today!


  Summer Tour Dates


Listen: “East West Funk” B-side MP3

“The outstanding debut album from this Brooklyn throwback act recalls a time

when the city shone with glitter and cocaine.”

– Blackbook


 “…a fresh take on 70s disco and filtered house with a dash of funk… elevated by Ruiz’s smoky, melancholic voice.”

– Guardian UK


“[front woman Nomi Ruiz] could be the most alluring pop diva since Aaliyah.”

San Francisco Bay Guardian


 “…the perfect soundtrack to the most stylish of transgressions on the dancefloor”

 – Under the Radar


“[See The] Light showcases the talented trio’s improved sound, musical variation, and keen ability to stay original and current while calling on the disco gods of the past for influence.”

– PAPER Magazine


“…pop music with a disco feel and a real soulful vibe as well.  We love it!”

– PerezHilton


New York City’s Jessica 6 release their debut album, See The Light, today on Peacefrog Records!  In celebration, the band has released a brand new b-side MP3 called “East West Funk”. Described by RCRD LBL as “bongos, bass, and fly-ass disco fusion” the song is perfect for your next summertime party soundtrack.

Check out the “East West Funk” MP3  HERE.


For an early listen of the full album, check out See The Light streaming in its entirety on AOL Spinner today!


See The Light opens with a classic-in-waiting, the behemoth of a single, “White Horse”, that forces you to move like a witch doctor would. “Champagne Bubbles” is the kind of gritty R&B that isn’t afraid to be as angry as it is melancholic, its piano flourishes punctuated with a heavy kick and snare. “Prisoner Of Love,” which bridges electro and freestyle, featuring a soaring vocal melody that finds Nomi and guest vocalist Antony weaving their voices around each other to a stunning effect.


Jessica 6 has been commanding dance floors for years, globetrotting from London to Miami, San Francisco to Santiago, Bergen to Belgrade, seduce the dancing, sweaty masses with an electrifying blend of disco, soul and R&B.  In celebration of their debut release, the band hits the road once again with their hypnotic live show, kicking off with an album release show in NYC, then hitting Philadelphia before heading West for a run that includes a stop at San Francisco’s Gay Pride stage.


Jessica 6 Tour Dates

6/22: Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo (Album Release Show)

6/24: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

6/25: San Francisco @ Som Bar (NOMI DJ Set w/ JD Samson)

6/26: San Francisco, CA @ SF Pride

6/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot (NOMI DJ Set @ School Night!)

6/28: Costa Mesa, CA @ MESA

7/01: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo

7/2: Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel

7/06: Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge

Atari Teenage Riot’s ‘Is This Hyperreal’ Out Digitally Today!(Stream Album)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2011 by E.N.

Atari Teenage Riot’s Is This Hyperreal?

Out Digitally Today!
(Out Physically on June 21st via Dim Mak)

RCRD LBL Premieres “Activate (DJ Mr. White Remix)”!

“It’s arguable that Is This Hyperreal?, the forthcoming album from Atari Teenage Riot, is the finest album of their years of insurrection.” – The Quietus

“It’s a successful, Herculean project that completely steamrolls any music in its wake.” 
– MTV Iggy

“As evidenced from the very beginning, ATR haven’t slowed down or cleaned up their act in the 12 years between albums. Instead, Is This Hyperreal? sees them picking up right where they left off with banging electro beats, distorted synths and shouted political lyrics.”  
– Exclaim!

To celebrate the release, RCRD LBL premiered Whiiite’s remix of “Activate”! Download and listen here!

Is Tropical Release “The Greeks” video; 900,000 views in 5 days. NSFW/controversial video directed by MEGAFORCE

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2011 by E.N.

Release “The Greeks” video directed by MEGAFORCE
900,000 views in 5 days
See the NSFW and controversial video

Their Debut Native To Is Set For Release on June 14th on Kitsuné/ Cooperative Music / Downtown Records

“Filmed in a sleepy French suburb, starring a group of the coolest kids in the cul-de-sac, The Greeks’ video reflects the song — it’s about everything, and kinda nothing, and being young, or something.”  Is Tropical explained MEGAFORCE’s concept of the violent Manga-inspired music video: “Part Rumblefish, part Die Hard, part Akira, we wanted to work together to create something both visually appealing and aesthetically relevant to the band. 

“We like kids, we like gangs, we really like daydreaming and imagination; the video straddles the line between nostalgia and the visual death-porn of our generation – the action film. Don’t get carried away by politics – this is a straight-up kid brawl the way it played out in your head when you were stealing your mum’s mascara to be like Arnie in Predator.”

Is Tropical said: “It isn’t a shocking rebuke to our drama queen, populist news culture either – just naive, blissful shoot-your-mate until he’s definitely dead war-games -the way you wish it still could be”.
Following the release of the teaser video two weeks ago, the UK trio unleashed their official music video for “The Greeks” late last week to an overwhelming response with a combining Youtube and Vimeo count of about 900.000 views.  “We’ve been wanting to make such a video since the age of 6 !”  says the French directors team MEGAFORCE (Kid Cudi, Metronomy), the animation was done by 7 at Machine Molleand produced by Jules Dieng at Elnino.

For more info check
UK Trio Is Tropical Releases Debut ‘Native To” on Kitsune / Co-op / Downtown Records on June 14th+free download

Architectu​re in Helsinki Release Video for “Escapee”, US Tour Stars

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by E.N.

Architecture in Helsinki have released the video for “Escapee,” the third single from their new album Moment Bends (V2/Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records). Like their last two singles, “That Beep” and “Contact High,” the track is an infectious and danceable slice of indie pop perfection. The song’s wistful, nostalgic, feel is echoed by the video – which features a young protagonist breaking out from the confines of suburban life. Architecture in Helsinki kick off their US tour next week at the Henry Fonda Theater on June 1st.

    Architecture in Helsinki US Tour Dates:
    06/01: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
    06/02: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    06/03: San Francisco, CA @ Slims
    06/04: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    06/05: Vancouver, BC @ Venur
    06/06: Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
    06/09: Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
    06/10: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    06/11: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
    06/12: Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
    06/13: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    06/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    06/16: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    06/17: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    06/18: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

My Morning Jacket Announce Erykah Badu & Rachel Dratch as Special Guests for “Unstaged”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by E.N.

My Morning Jacket Taps Special Guests Erykah Badu

and Rachel Dratch for American Express’

“Unstaged” Performance, in Partnership

with VEVO and YouTube

Click HERE to Watch New Unstaged Trailer:

“The My Morning Jacket Show Scene”

Band Wants Fans to Send in Photos of their Eyeballs & Dress Up for

5/31 Louisville Show, Which Streams as a Live VEVO event

on YouTube at 9pm EDT at

My Morning Jacket’s upcoming performance  for American Express’ “Unstaged” music series – in partnership with VEVO and YouTube – is just around the corner, and the band has revealed new exciting details about the event.  The live-stream of the band’s 5/31 Louisville show, which airs at 9pm EDT, will feature Grammy award-winning singer Erykah Badu and actress Rachel Dratch.  The band has also released a series of trailers for show – click HERE to watch the latest one, a.k.a. “The My Morning Jacket Shower Scene.”  Other recent trailers include  a request for fans to send in artistic photos of their eyeballs, to be featured as a part of the live-stream, which is being directed by award-winning filmmaker Todd Haynes.  The guys have also requested attendees of the show to come dressed in fancy clothes to match the grandeur of the venue, the historic Louisville Palace Theater.
“We are incredibly honored that Todd Haynes has agreed to direct this show for us,” said lead singer Jim James. “We can’t wait to immerse ourselves in his creative vision and masterful take on this live-streamed performance. Fans will certainly be in for a magical and surreal ride.”

My Morning Jacket’s new album, Circuital, will be released on May 31st by ATO Records.  It was recorded in Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN, and was co-produced by frontman Jim James and Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists). Head over to their Facebook page to hear “Holdin on to Black Metal” and “Circuital,” two of the new songs that will appear on it.

My Morning Jacket Tour Dates:

* = $1 from each ticket will be donated to a local charity
Go to for more details
05/31:  Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theater
06/02-06/05:  Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
06/05:  Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam
06/09-06/12:  Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
06/16:  Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
06/17:  Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
06/22:  Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre
06/24: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
06/26:  Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
06/28:  Portland, OR @ Edgefield
06/29:  Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
06/30-07/03:  Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
7/2 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
07/11:  Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
07/12:  Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
07/16: Southwold  @ Latitude Festival
07/17: London  @ Somerset House
8/2 St. Louis, MO The Pageant 
8/3 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater 
08/04:  Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/05-08/13:  Bangor, ME @ The KahBang Festival
8/7 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River State Park 
8/8 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion 
8/10 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE 
8/12 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 
8/14 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion 
8/16 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook 
8/17 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
8/20 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 
8/21 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheater


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