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Laura 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).
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.
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
01 Watty Burnett “Rainy Night in Portland” (Black Ark)
02 Strategy/DJ Slip “Drumsolo’s Revenge Remix” (ORAC)
03 Atole “Dirty Bird” (Community Library)
04 Nu Shooz “I Can’t Wait” (Atlantic)
05 Solenoid “Ingrid” (audraglint)
06 Jungle Nausea “Uniform” (Inner Mystique)
07 Reanimator “Blown Subidah” (Community Library)
08 Lifesavas “Headexercise” (Quannum)
09 Nice Nice “See Waves” (Warp)
10 Portland Bike Ensemble “unknown” (Olde English Spelling Bee)
11 Jefrey Leighton Brown “Prayer for Earth” (Jaffe)
12 Daniel Menche “Vulgar Scratch” (Gender-less Kibbutz)
13 Operative “Pulse” (Ecstasy)
14 Strategy “World House” (Community Library)
15 Miracles Club “Chango” (Leech Remix)” (Ecstasy)
16 The Ash Street Peddlers “U Dubbed Me” (Flooded)
17 Hedford Vachal “Toys” (Tirk)
The Young Punx return for their second studio album, a startling and inventive exploration of the deliberate destruction of genre boundaries in electronic music. Probably the first album in history to have toyed with drum and bass, heavy metal, electropop and cuban timba within the first 5 minutes (!) “Mashpop and Punkstep” is a vibrant manifesto for the next generation of mashup music. Featuring the epic collaboration with Memphis hip hop Don ‘Count Bass D’ – “Ready For the Fight” (already heard as the theme music for EA Games “Fight Night 4″ and as official entry music for world middleweight champion Arthur Abraham), the J-pop electro disco of SugarCandySuperNova and the Ragga House of “Juice and Gin” the album spans Puccini Opera, Punk rock, hip hop, synth pop, Japanese rock and much more…
“[The Young Punx are...] jubilantly shredding genre boundaries, swooping like crack crazed Magpies to grab their favourite shiny bits with maniacal gusto” – Clash Magazine
Finally Album from the Young Punx!
The Young Punx has been around for a while now,here and everywhere,their best work ‘Mashpop and Punkstep’ sees the day march 22.
The are No Boundaries at ‘Mashpop and Punkstep’, just like we expect from Young Punx, all kinds of music styles in one album,from Electro to Hip Hop,from Punk to Opera,from Funk to Nu Disco,…,
Already our headphones got burnin listening track BurnBurnBurn!
Funk will Never Die (track nr 4) thanks to The Young Punx,we hope soon part 2!
New Wave music lovers,this is your -Final Destination!
There is just one’Mashpop and Punkstep’album,so far, one of the Best Indie Party Albums this year!
Hot Paris band Fortune unveils “Gimme EP”
Cut from the forthcoming debut album Staring At The Ice Melt. Produced by Pierrick Devin (Adam Kesher, Alex Gopher, Cassius and Cut Copy) and mixed by Stéphane “Alf” Briat (Phoenix, Air and Sebastien Tellier)
“The way they arrange music is like a candy shop, everything is very sweet, the whole thing is very fresh. It’s a mix between classical music and modern pop music. Yeah, it’s a recent thing that people should know about for sure.” – Thomas Mars – Phoenix
Friends, we’ve got something really cool for you! It’s the “Gimme” EP from Thomas Mars (Phoenix) favorite new band, Fortune! To celebrate the release of this new EP and the forthcoming debut album Staring At The Ice Melt (both released March 23), Fortune is giving away all sorts of free goodies! See above for links to download remixes of Fortune tracks from Blackjoy and M83 and Fortune’s own Remix Collection CD including reworks of tracks from Phoenix, Pony Pony Run Run, My Tiger My Timing and more.
Free download of “The Remix Collection” CD featuring remixes of tracks from
Phoenix, Pony Pony Run Run, Rubin Steiner, My Tiger My Timing and Axe Riverboy
Fortune is comprised of members from various other music projects including Lionel Pierres (Abstrackt Keal Agram), Pierre Lucas (The Big Knife, DJ for Abstrackt Keal Agram, keyboards for Alain, Chamfort), Hervé Loos (Y front, Rodolphe Burger’s Meteor Band) and François de Miomandre (The Yolks). At the End of 2007, Fortune released their first EP, an intense delivery of four Synth Pop-Rock bangers brightly crafted to simultaneously create uproar in the crowd as well as stir emotions.
As for the influences, whereas most bands now labelled as ‘post-punk’ are clearly heir to one or more mythical acts (take your pick from Joy Division, Talking Heads, Gang of Four, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Human League, New Order etc), Fortune goes against the flow : if you can spot, here and there, a few familiar sounds from those artists in the band’s music, the references put forward by the front man range from 60s Pop Rock bands such as the Zombies, The Troggs or Love, to basic Disco for its rhythm, or even the “King of Pop” himself Michael Jackson. Grandaddy, Doppler Effekt, Lo-Fi-Fnk and Vampire Weekend are quoted amongst the more recent bands having come to light in the last decade.
The chemistry could not have stuck together had it not been for an overwhelming production effort. Pierrick Devin, also regarded as the band’s fifth member, was given this task, as he had been before by Adam Kesher, Alex Gopher, Cassius or even Cut Copy. The mixing, vital to find the adequate balance of elements described above, was put in the trusted hands of Stéphane “Alf” Briat, also producer and mixer for such artists as Phoenix (“United”), Air (“Premiers symptoms”, “Moon Safari”, “The Virgin Suicides”), Sebastien Tellier (“Sessions”) etc. Finally, three additional artists also contributed to “Staring At The Ice Melt’s” musical richness: Arnaud Roulin from Poni Hoax (bass guitar and clavinet), Jean Thévenin (percussions, who also played with Soko, Toyfight, Hopper, Tahiti Bob & The Palmtree Family) and Melody Prochet (aka My Bee’s Garden) adding vocal harmonies.
“Gimme EP” and Staring At The Ice Melt LP released March 23 on Disquiet Records
2/Bully remix DJ Sega
3/Mission remix M83
2/Highway remix James Pants
3/Highway DJ ELI Remix
2/Gimme Blackjoy Edit
Staring At The Ice Melt LP
1/Under the Sun
5/Since you’re gone
6/Highway Part 1
Lionel Pierres (Abstrackt Keal Agram): Vocals, guitar, bass guitar and keyboards.
Pierre Lucas (The Big Knife, Dj for Abstrackt Keal Agram, keyboards for Alain, Chamfort): Keyboards, bass guitar, background vocals.
Hervé Loos (Y front, Rodolphe Burger’s Meteor Band): Drums
François de Miomandre (The Yolks): Guitars, bass guitar
Myspace kealagram (acienne fan base):
” Girl-charged electro-skuzz punk, akin to Ladytron snacking on The Killers for brunch”
Find out more HERE
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Click HERE to Download Making Up A Changing Mind for FREE!
“Breaks filtered through the lens of dubstep, perhaps, with a brief drum and bass denouement.” – FADER
“Filthy breaks, glitchy broken-beat, crunkadelic juno-bass and ethereal soundscapes wrought with a kaleidoscope palette of emotions had taken the ever growing massive by storm.” – Jambase
Check for more HERE tour dates…
Promotional stuff arrived via email ,send your stuffs via e mail or soundcloud,promote yourself…!!!
New York based Indie Pop duo MGMT is getting ready to release their highly anticipated sophomore effort “Congratulations” on April 13th!
Download for free MGMT – Flash Delirium
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‘Optimistic’ is Relation’s second single from their debut album ‘Fear Of Night’. Critically acclaimed in Electronic music industry circles and buoyantly welcomed in the Indie sphere, Essex boys Andrew Leary and Oliver Keech have developed an alternative, unique sound by combining meaningful lyrics with synth-pop to create both emotional depth and electronic rhythms. Although the compositions are truly progressive and they embrace a futuristic approach to their productions, their music has brought comparisons to New Order and the Pet Shop Boys as well as a wink to Depeche Mode.
“How can we play the rent when the money’s spent?”
‘Optimistic’ melds contemporary and classic electronic pop sounds, entwining bubbling synths into a social criticism of bankrupt modern Britain where meritocracy is dead and financial and emotional hardship can be all pervading. Oliver’s pleading and compelling vocals give the track a stand-out edge that should instantly provoke genuine interest and emotion in the listener. Cassette Club’s remix is a storm of soft electro combined with delicious disco while the Diogenes Club stay true to their sound and deliver a smooth remix with their uplifting Balearic signature. The band Eat More Cake gives a powerful resonance to the lyrics with atmospheric sounds and exoticism. Laserdisco, one of Andrew Leary’s experimental projects, is class dub with a dark eerie feel and Stephen Lopkin provides a kooky tech-house remix with heavy underground influences. Last but not least is Soundexile’s bouncy deep house remix that echoes the original’s thoughtful lyrics – perfect for dance floor warm-ups.
On part one, stream of Original and Cassette Club, Stream and free download of the Diogenes Club Remix and Eat More Cake Remix
On Part Two, Stream & Download of Laserdisco Remix, and Streams of Stephen Lopkin and Soundxile mixes
‘Relation’s real charm lies in the confessional beauty of tracks like ‘Optimistic’ – one listen will leave you swooning’. Tillate’s Top 25 albums of 2009
‘Forget all your cheesy Lady Gagas and Little Bootsies, when it comes to reviving electro pop, Relation are the daddy’. Sound Advice
‘England has once again produced electro pop genius! I haven’t heard anything this polished and true to its nature in a very long time’. Off The Radar
‘Impressive stuff’. Mixmag
‘Warm and elegant electronic pop music… Popjustice readers are going to love this album’. Pop Justice