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Laura Stevenson announces New Album “Wheel”+Free Download

Posted in Indie, Punk with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by danimonster

Laura WHEEL_COVErLaura Stevenson is thrilled to announce the release of her newest full-length album Wheel, out April 23rd on Don Giovanni Records (Screaming Females, Hilly Eye). Wheel features strings by Grammy award winning violinist Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Antony And The Johnsons), brass accompaniment from Kelly Pratt (Beirut, Arcade Fire, David Byrne and St. Vincent), and was produced and mixed by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Titus Andronicus, Frightened Rabbit, Real Estate).

Stream/Download “Runner


The Brooklyn based artist will also release a three song 7″ EP for the album’s first single “Runner” with a release party at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 8th. In March she and her band will take to the road, playing dates throughout the east coast and southern states with a stop at SXSW along the way. Upcoming tour dates below.

Pre-Order the “Runner” 7″ EP on Don GiovanniiTunes

Laura Stevenson was born and raised on Long Island with music in her blood. Her grandfather Harry Simeone a successful composer (“Little Drummer Boy”, “Do You Hear What I hear”) and her grandmother Margaret McCravy (stage name McCrae) a singer for bandleader Benny Goodman. On Wheel she pours geography and heritage into the record, tackling family dynamics of dependence and support, and the feelings of isolation and insignificance that she has experienced while growing up surrounded by a vast body of water on a planet surrounded by an endlessly expanding universe. The album is also about coming to terms with these relationships and feelings, as well as her own and other’s mortality. Many of the lyrics on the album explore these themes before coming back to an understanding and acceptance of our place in the world, the short time we will spend here, and the people we end up sharing it with.

Upcoming Tour Dates:


08 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (“Runner” 7″ EP Release Show)


09 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10 – Cincinnati, OH – Southgate House
13-16 – SXSW 2013
17 – Hot Springs, AR – Low Key Arts
18 – Decatur, AL – Excalibur
19 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
20 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
21 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar

Charlie Sheen Sings! Soundtrack from “A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III” with Liam Hayes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by J.D.

A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan IIIFeaturing an original score by Liam Hayes, who has made music under the name Plush since the early 90’s, today we announce the soundtrack for the motion picture, “A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III.”   The soundtrack is available February 5th for digital download and March 19th on CD and LP on Night Fever Music.  Along with a heavy synth, country and western performed by Jason Schwartzman, the soundtrack also contains a beautiful cover of the Brazilian classic “Aguas de Marco,” performed by Katheryn Winnick & Charlie Sheen.   “Aguas de Marco

A Glimpse Inside – Liam Hayes

Starring an all-star cast including Charlie SheenBill MurrayMary Elizabeth WinsteadJason Schwartzman, and Patricia Arquette, “A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III” is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles’ life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates— Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette) — he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time? The film is currently available on iTunes and will open theatrically February 8th.

*Digital and CD release contains 15 tracks with 7 bonus tracks
Digipack CD
Gatefold 180gram LP with digital download card.
iTunes digital download comes with digital booklet

Track Listing:
1. Brain Doctor
2. Whose Blues
3. Sound of San Francisco (instrumental)
4. White Telescope
5. Kirby’s Song –  performed by Jason Schwartzman
6. Cried a Thousand Times
7. Born Together (instrumental)
8. SSBB/ Counter SSBB
9. The Goose is out
10. Fokus
11. Whose Blues Anyway (instrumental)
12. Look Up, Look Down
13. Rock and Roll
14. A Glimpse Inside
15. So Much Music

Bonus Tracks
(only available on CD and Digital Download)
1. Aguas De Marco – performed by Katheryn Winnick & Charlie Sheen (Bonus Track)
2. First Meeting (Bonus Track)
3. Charlie and Izzy (Bonus Track)
4. Whose Blues Bus (Bonus Track)
5. Country Western Song (Bonus Track)
6. Charlie’s Goodbye (Bonus Track)
7. What’s Inside (demo)

Pre-order the soundtrack HERE

ON AN ON – “The Hunter” (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , on January 28, 2013 by J.D.

on an onON AN ON are incredibly excited about the release of their debut album Give In, out tomorrow January 29th via Roll Call Records. In anticipation they have unveiled the Dan Huiting and Isaac Gale directed music video for their single “The Hunter”. “The song has all this explosive energy and power,” explains Gale of the inspiration behind the video. “And recently I’d been re-watching all of these movies I loved as a kid, like Over The Edge and Gleaming the Cube, movies where kids just go nuts, so the explosions were combined with these magical headbanger dudes, and it was settled.”


A pre-order for Give In with bonus material is now available via the band’s website.

Album Pre-Order Page:

Upcoming Tour Dates:

* = w/ Geographer



28 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress*
29 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room*
30 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
31 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*



01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo*
06 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
07 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
12 – Paris, France – Fleche D’Or (w/ Lord Huron at PIAS Night)
14 – London, United Kingdom – Birthdays
15 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso (4pm show)
18 – Hamburg, Germany – Turnzimmer
19 – Berlin, Germany – Flux Blau






07-09 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival

Squarepusher announces The Bug & Factory Floor as support for Roundhouse event

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by J.D.


• The Bug & Factory Floor (DJ’s) To Join Squarepusher On March 30th 
With two months to go until Squarepusher unveils the latest evolution of his acclaimed ‘Ufabulum Live’ AV show, Tom Jenkinson has revealed the evening’s full line-up with special guests The Bug (ft Flowdan & Daddy Freddy) and Factory Floor (DJ Set) joining him on Saturday March 30th at the Roundhouse in Camden.
Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Ufabulum’ on Warp Records last year Squarepusher’s new live show, an audiovisual assault featuring a synapse shorting LED display designed and programmed by himself, has wowed crowds around the world. From Sonar to LA’s Hardfest to a sold-out show at London’s Hackney Empire, it has been hailed as an “visual and audio feast that gave pretty much every other so-called AV show of recent times a thorough kicking” by Clash Magazine and “his most eye-popping set to date” by Metro.
For this very special show Squarepusher will be joined by two of the most interesting and intense acts working in electronic music today. Anyone with an interest in the more extreme ends of music will already be well acquainted with The Bug, Kevin Martin’s long running project fusing dub, dancehall, dubstep and electronica. The Bug’s music is the soundtrack to an apocalyptic soundclash and with the addition of legendary MCs Flowdan and Daddy Freddy the perfect entrée to the evening’s entertainment.
New DFA signings Factory Floor’s fusion of propulsive techno beats and Industrial synths has seen them hailed by everyone from The Quietus to DJ Mag. Here they treat us to a rare DJ set, a chance to peer inside the record collection of one of 2013’s most exciting acts ahead of their own debut album’s release.
One of the most forward thinking artists around Tom Jenkinson continues to break new boundaries with both his live and studio work. ‘Ufabulum Live’ sees Tom at the top of his powers in full control of every aspect of the night’s performance. In the incredible setting of Camden’s historic Roundhouse, witness to some of the most intense sound and light shows of the past 50 years, ‘Ufabulum Live’ should prove to be one of 2013’s must see shows.

Watch Tom Jenkinson discuss his new show and see highlights from last year’s sold out Hackney Empire show

Simian Mobile Disco to Release Live Album April 15th on Delicacies

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by J.D.

Simian Mobile Disco to Release Live Album April 15th on DelicaciesThis spring, Simian Mobile Disco will release their first live album since the duo’s conception in 2005.  Live is a flawless mix of SMD releases, past and present, with some brilliant reworkings of some of their most infamous tracks. ‘Cruel Intentions’, ‘Hustler’ and ‘The Beat’, for instance, all feature with a more fevered and fervent strut, showcasing the duo’s effortless way with an infectious beat and a knack for destroying any dancefloor they’re put in charge of. The end result is an exhilarating blend of precise electronics, danceable rhythms and joyous aptitude.

James Ford and Jas Shaw, aka Simian Mobile Disco, have always had an envious ability to transform their sound while firmly staying at the forefront of contemporary music. Their earliest explorations were in an inimitable strain of indie dance that resulted in the now infamous ‘Attack Decay Sustain Release’. With their ever-evolving sound, they went onto release ‘Temporary Pleasure’ that featured a plethora of vocals from the likes of Alexis Taylor, Beth Ditto and Jamie Liddell. Most recently, they have released techno 12” compilation, ‘Delicacies,’ and last year’s critical praised ‘Unpatterns,’ described by XLR8R as SMD’s “magnum opus” making it to number 2 on XLR8R’s end of year album chart. This has seen the duo produce an altogether deeper club friendly sound – a psychedelic-tinged strain of electronic music which still sounds so singularly and utterly them.

This diverse musical excursion has led us to ‘Live’, an album recorded whilst on tour last year, during a performance in Philadelphia in one take, with no edits. With a background of feverish techno rhythms and bounce as well as some vintage analogue electronics, ‘Live’ perfectly displays the brilliance of SMD and is being released on their own Delicacies label. Fittingly, this is their first record distributed through the seminal German electronic label Kompakt.

In addition, this February Simian Mobile Disco will begin a five-date tour of Europe to warm up for summer festivals worldwide. Be sure to catch them live to witness the ‘Live’ experience, including a curated “Delicatessen” warehouse party in London, and get a preview from this video of James and Jas live at FYF in Los Angeles last year.

1- your love ain’t fair/ run theme
2 – a species out of control
3 – unfixed
4 – supermoon
5 – cerulean
6 – it’s the beat
7 – skin cracker
8 – hustler (jam)
9 – aspic
10 – wooden
11 – seraphim
12 – cruel intentions
13 – interference
14 – put your hands together
15 – sleep deprivation

1 – NITSA – Barcelona
2 – CTM Festival – Berlin
8 – Cina Mirano – Brussels
9 – Le Machine – Paris
22 – Factory 7 – London

Download:Shift K3Y – What We Had

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by J.D.

Shift K3Y - What We Had
Annie Mac Presents Shift K3Y – What We Had

Sam Smith – Lay Me Down (Official Audio)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by J.D.

sam smithProduced by garage-house UK duo Disclosure and kicked off in style last night with a premiere on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show last night, this is Sam Smith’s first single, ‘Lay Me Down’.