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Agnes Obel To Release Philharmonics in US, Download First Single For Free

Posted in Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2010 by J.D.

Apache Beat -Last Chants +free mp3

Posted in News, Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by J.D.

Apache Beat  -Last Chants (October 5)
Free Download “Your Powers Are Magic”

Apache Beat have been championed by Pitchfork, NME, NYLON and countless others for the past two years and now their debut is finally upon us. The band has been pummeling stages with everyone from Gossip to Crystal Castles to School of Seven Bells and hinting at what was to come on their full length. Last Chants, produced/mixed by Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans) and also mixed by John Agnello (The Kills, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth), is a spellbinding collection of songs that are as beautiful as they are dangerous. Its relentless rhythms are off set by labyrinthine melodies to get lost in. The album features contributions from members of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Rapture, and Lightspeed Champion.

“Knives” opens the album with its addictive synth line before front woman Ilirjana’s powerhouse voice assaults you. The centerpiece of the album are underground classic single “Tropics”, a tale of heartbreak which first put the band on the map followed by second single “Your Powers Are Magic”. “Nightwaters” is Apache Beat at their most romantic with its gentle melody and tale of a love that wasn’t meant to be. The band bares their teeth on “Fear of Falling” with its escalating drama and aggression. Live favorite “Another Day” ends things with it’s constantly mutating melody and insurmountable walls of distorted guitars and synth drones.

Apache Beat are one of NYC’s most exciting and original bands. Their rhythms are unlike anyone else’s, their songs take risks others wouldn’t and they have the kind of front woman most bands dream about. Last Chants will infiltrate your dreams and you will be better for it.

The Drums Release “Down By The Water” MP3(free download), Tour With Surfer Blood!

Posted in News, Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2010 by J.D.

The Drums

The Drums

(September 14, 2010; Downtown Records)

Down By The Water” MP3 Available Now!

Co-Headlining North American Tour With Surfer Blood

“…all heart and hooks.” The New York Times

“…totally addictive.” – NYLON

“A band to fall in love with” NME

“one of the best indie pop debuts of the year.” – Rolling Stone

Riding a wave of international acclaim, The Drums are thrilled to share the new “Down By The Water” MP3.  A true departure from earlier singles the band slows the tempo showing their versatility with this new track.  Check out New York Magazine’s “Vulture” piece where the stream premiered today.  You can download the “Down By The Water” MP3 HERE

Stacked against the summer’s dance-inducing releases, “Down By The Water”  is a breath of fresh air.  Paring the production down to a slow bass line, light percussion, and a distant synthesizer, the most pronounced instrument is Jonny Pierce’s voice, which opens softly and elevates to a sharp croon. The minimalist production however, does not negate the intensity of the lyrics. “Down By The Water” is a love song. “Everybody’s gotta love someone, but I just want to love you dear… you’ve got to believe me when I say the words forever,”pleads Pierce.

The Drums have been wowing European audiences for the better part of the last year, and now they’re bringing their electrifying live show to North America on a co-headlining tour with Surfer Blood!  The band is currently in the midst of a massive worldwide tour and the North American dates are sure to be the most explosive yet! The album is out now digitally in the US and will be available in stores September 14th.

The Drums/Surfer Blood 2010 North American Tour Dates

9/11 Providence, RI @ Jerky’s Live Music Hall
9/12: Washington, DC @ The 9:30 Club
9/13 Chapel Hill, NC @  Local 506
9/15: Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
9/17: Orlando, FL @ Social
9/18: Miami, FL @ Grand Central
9/19: Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
9/20 Gainesville, FL @ Common Ground Coffeehouse
9/21: Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
9/23: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s (The Drums ONLY)
9/24: Dallas, TX @  The Loft (The Drums ONLY)
9/25: Austin, TX @ ND (The Drums ONLY)
9/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
9/28 Pomona, CA @ Glass House
9/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
10/01: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (The Drums ONLY)
10/03: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/04: Seattle, WA @ Neumos (The Drums ONLY)
10/05: Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
10/07: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/08: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/10: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/13: Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity Theater
10/14: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/16: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club (The Drums ONLY)
10/17: Montreal, QB @ Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire (The Drums ONLY)
10/18: Boston, MA @ Paradise (The Drums ONLY)
10/20: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time

Superisk ‘Find Your Way’ + Mensah remix on Punch Drunk Records out 6th September (preview)

Posted in News, Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2010 by J.D.

Label Punch Drunk Records
Cat no. drunk018
Artist : Superisk
Track titles ‘Find Your Way’ / ‘Find Your Way’ (Mens ah remix)’
Format : 12″ vinyl and digital
Release date: 6th September 2010

Punch Drunk broadcasts two transmissions direct from the murky depths of the Bristol underground.

Debut 12” from respected underground stalwart Superisk conjures shaolin indebted psychedelic visions of pathways through austere times.

Mensah turns up the heat on the flipside, reimagining the original’s melodics & infecting them with his signature robust high energy funk.

Superisk ‘Find Your Way’

Superisk ‘Find Your Way’ (Mensah remix)

Superisk Biography

Superisk has been lurking on the Bristol underground music scene for a number of years, playing his unique 140bpm crossover sets to a range of unsuspecting crowds. He is a resident at the Sureskank Convention, a long established club night that has consistently supported the underground sounds of Grime and Dubstep in the city. Many people know Superisk from late night sessions at, the now sadly closed, Tube club, home to so many of Bristol’s specialist dance music events,

Spending formulative years immersed in MPCs and gritty breakbeats, London’s Grime evolution became an inspiration. Superisk began forging his warped sonic synthesis into his own musical visions.

Now, finally, the scene is set for his productions to see the light of day with his debut 12” due on the Punch Drunk label in Autumn 2010. Along with his solo productions, Superisk has been collaborating with Bristol based Hip Hop For Ravers, Central Spillz, recently completing their forthcoming debut album, ‘Space Travel’.

Mensah Biography

Visit Bristol and mention the name Mensah, the chances are that someone’s going to know the man you’re talking about. Having become involved in the Bristol music scene at an early age, there’s no surprise that he epitomizes the great things associated with the city’s music – positivity, progression and originality.

Growing up listening to his Mum’s dub and reggae collection, his first taste of UK underground music was going to the under-18 night ‘Jungle Book’ at the tender age of 11, witnessing the late and great Steve ‘Hyper’ D. It was the garage scene though that really kindled Mensah’s first love of dance music and Mensah still cites the productions of Wookie and the dj sets of Heartless Crew’s DJ Fonti as a major influence.

DJing himself at various nights in Bristol, the natural progression for Mensah was to start creating his own music. Aspiring to never make the same tune twice or wanting to be typecast into any one genre, Mensah pushes whatever sound he decides to take forward – a melting pot of dubstep, grime, and pure dancefloor energy.

Releases ‘Pulse 80’s’ and ‘Untitled Future Funk EP’ on Hench have established the Mensah name but this is just the beginning.

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Florrie debut EP “Call 911” / co-written with contemporary disco legend Fred Falke+free download

Posted in News, Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2010 by J.D.

DEBUT SINGLE: “CALL 911” – July 19th 2010
(Extract from the compilation Kitsuné x Ponystep mixed by Jerry Bouthier)

***Free Download: Florrie – “Call 911 (BeatauCue remix) (JBAG edit)”***

***Listen: Fred Falke’s remix of Florrie’s “Call 911”***

***Watch: Florrie Drumming Jam Session 1***

Meet Florrie: as traditional a musician and performer as can possibly be, but at the same time a completely new type of independent pop artist.

21 year old Florrie is a multi-talented British and box-fresh new artist ready to make her own indelible impression on 2010’s wonderfully varied musical landscape. A drummer, singer, songwriter and guitarist, Florrie is the former Xenomania house-band drummer, and has now fought her way out from behind the band to take centre stage with her own music.

July 19th sees Florrie make her release debut with “Call 911”, the lead single to be taken from the brand new Kitsuné X Ponystep compilation CD. “Call 911,” co-written with contemporary disco legend Fred Falke, sits perfectly on an ultra-cool album that fuses pop, electro, indie, disco and more, highlighting that Florrie’s music rests at the centre of an international roll-call of fantastic modern dance-pop. ‘Call 911’ also comes with mixes by Bart B More, Beataucue and His Majesty Andre.

From picking up her first pair of drumsticks at the age of seven, and first guitar at twelve, Florrie has already chalked up over 100 live shows as a drummer, as well as playing on some of the best pop records of recent years for the likes of Kylie, Girls Aloud and Pet Shop Boys. Currently unsigned, Florrie is giving away her music via her website and her tracks have become a big favorite at Hype Machine.
Call 911 (Fred Falke Remix)
Call 911 (Bart B More Remix)
Call 911 (Beataucue Remix)
Call 911 (His Majesty Andre Call Me Remix)

‘Kitsuné X Ponystep’ album is released on Kitsuné on July 26th 2010

More from Kitsune at EMN

Free Mini Mix From KITSUNÉ x PONYSTEP mixed by Jerry Bouthier

KITSUNÉ x PONYSTEP mixed by Jerry Bouthier
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Magnetic Man – I Need Air (video+preview remixes)

Posted in News, Promotions with tags , , , , , , on July 7, 2010 by J.D.

I Need Air’ sees the trio enlist Angela Hunte on vocals and they must hope her involvement will have the same impact as the Alicia Keys/Jay Z collab ‘New York State of Mind’ which Harte co wrote with the wailing ivory tinkler.

Skream, Benga and Artwork have spent the last few months holed up in a studio putting the final touches on the as yet un named album and Skream was in typically boisterous mood when divulging what to expect. “With all three of us doing it it’s going to get ultra-no-holds barred” says Skream. “This is Magnetic Man. It’s no longer three people: it’s a whole.”

Earlier this month, Skream gave away ‘Mad’ a free taster of what to expect from the Magnetic Man project via his soundcloud page and the 5000 odd downloads are a precient indication of the anticipation building around this project.(JUNO)

SKREAM + BENGA + ARTWORK = MAGNETIC MAN. Coming July 25th on download and vinyl, with remixes from Redlight and Digital Soundboy.
Magnetic Man album in November.

Magnetic Man – I Need Air (Digital Soundboy remix)

Magnetic Man – I Need Air (Redlight remix)

The band are set to play festivals throughout the Summer with further shows to be announced soon. To date the following appearances are set in stone.

Thursday 15th July – Benicassim, Spain
Friday 30th July – Fuji Rock, Japan
Friday 6th August – Big Chill
Friday 20th August – Pukkelpop, Belgium
Saturday 28th August – Leeds Festival
Sunday 29th August – Reading Festival

EMN:Another our fav.project goes mainstream-good luck,now we have Dubstep Trance!

White Ring -“Suffocation” EP+free Los Campesinos! Remix

Posted in News, Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by J.D.

Featuring Remixes by Los Campesinos!, Unison And More; Available Digitally Today & On Vinyl August 3rd From Hi-Scores Recording Library;
Download “Suffocation” (Los Campesinos! Remix) Here

Hi-Scores Recording Library announces White Rings’ limited edition Suffocation EP. Available online today, the digital version features remixes from Los Campesinos!, Unision, Guy Dallas and many more. To celebrate the release, Hi-Scores is making the Los Campesinos! remix available for free online. You can grab it here.

Limited to a pressing of 500 colored white vinyl records, the physical version features the original title track as well as the haunted by Unison b-side remix. Adding to the offering, Hi-Score will also be including a download card for all six remixes with purchase of the physical record. The pre-order is up and running here.

The Brooklyn-based duo White Ring have been gaining momentum in the press for their icy, dark, fantasy-inspired electronic indie sound. Earlier this year Bryan Kurkimilis and Kendra Malia released a split 7″ with San Fransisco drag artist oOoOO, and are currently planning an EP for a fall release.

7″ Vinyl Release Tracklisting:
1. Suffocation
2. Suffocation (haunted by Unison)

Digital Release Tracklisting:
1. Suffocation
2. Suffocation (haunted by Unison)
3. Suffocation (Los Campesinos! Remix)
4. Suffocation (Fostercare Remix)
5. Suffocation (Guy Dallas Remix)
6. Suffocation (Mater Suspiria Vision Remix)
7. Suffocation (Vitaminsforyou Remix)

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Ten Kens-For Posterity (August 31st On Last Gang Records)+Free single

Posted in News, Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by J.D.

For Posterity
US Release August 31st On Last Gang Records; UK Release 30th On FatCat

Grab The First Single “Screaming Viking” Here

Last Gang Records and FatCat Records are proud to present For Posterity, the second album from Toronto four-piece Ten Kens. The co-release will be available in the US on August 31st and in the UK on August 30th. To celebrate the release Ten Kens are making the first single “Screaming Viking” available here.

As the title suggests, this release sees them looking to the future, and the band have pursued a distinct artistic vision that takes inspiration from a range of disparate genres and movements, from the meditative experimentation of Psychedelia to the immediacy of Hardcore, steering them towards a bold new sound that is truly unique.

The product of this vision is the result of an intense recording period. The band aimed to achieve a specific balance of sound to make recordings that were dynamic and powerful yet simultaneously raw and organic. Knowing that they would need a ‘healthy amount’ of studio time to achieve this, the band decamped to new guitarist and sound engineer Brett Paulin’s studio in Toronto. The amount of time they spent here quickly became unhealthy, as the band, completed by Dan Workman (Vocals), Ryan Roantree (Drums) and new member John Sullivan (Bass), lived and slept in the studio, barely aware of an outside world and seeing very little sunlight. However, whilst each member may have come out of the studio temporarily physically weaker, the band returns to the listener collectively stronger in both their conviction and delivery. Fittingly, the reclusive nature of the recording process has informed an album that is darker than the self-titled debut and incredibly focused; it sounds like an album that could only be made by four musicians with a shared artistic vision, devoid of any outside influence.

Whilst For Posterity is a very different beast to the self-titled album, many of the elements that yielded such a critically well received debut still survive and are enhanced. Ten Kens continue to be an idiosyncratic band that find delight in toying with the listeners expectations, often at multiple points within a single song. ‘Johnny Ventura’, the first track from the new album is a prime example, introducing a Roky Erickson-like howl from Dan Workman over the top of a crushing guitar riff, before stopping abruptly for a brief ethereal mid-song interlude, perfectly demonstrating the bands ability to juxtapose quiet introspection with unabashed belligerence.

Indeed, it is the range of contrasts which make For Posterity such an intriguing listen. Heavenly vocals appear hauntingly over dark sludgy guitars which then themselves provide a platform for a surprisingly spiky post-punk riff, or the prelude to a screaming deluge of noise. Still, whilst the band sought simply to capture the spirit unique to each song, the band have maintained the ability to record an album with a sonic narrative, through the widescreen sense of drama that characterised their self-titled debut. However, whilst the musical intent of that was to make a tangible body of work, For Posterity feels more like a spirit, haunting the listener with a brooding dread that runs throughout the album and binds its contrasting musical elements together.

Having built up a reputation as a fearsome live act, Ten Kens are set to widen their presence for the release of the album, with US and European tours currently in the planning stages.

Track listing:
1. Johnny Ventura
2. Back to Benign
3. Insignificant Other
4. For Posterity
5. Screaming Viking
6. Summer Camp
7. Grassmaster
8. Hard Sell
9. Style Wars
10. Welfare Green
11. Yellow Peril
12. Can’t Not Be Dark

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Eight:FX Aquadrop – Hyper ( free download)

Posted in News, Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2010 by J.D.

Following Aquadrop’s announcement that he will be releasing his debut LP on Eight:FX this month, we’re giving you lovely people an exclusive free track from the record. Over recent months Aquadrop’s music has been getting support from the likes of Starkey, El B, B. Rich, Swan-E and more. Dubbed “Italo-step” by Kmag due to Alquadrop’s roots in Milan, his sound has also seen the producer’s singles consistently top genre charts making him one to watch for the future.

Get your free download Aquadrop – Hyper .wav here(via sendspace)

One of Eight:FX’s oldest artists and a Dubstep legend, Hatcha now presents Hatcha TV the Dubstep Lifestyle Blog. Be one of the first 300 people to sign up and receive 5 tracks from Hatcha’s Eight:FX back catalogue absolutely free!

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