Ceremony Release New Video For ‘World Blue’

Ceremony have released their new video for ‘World Blue’ taken from their album Zoo. The album is the band’s debut on Matador Records and is produced by John Goodmanson (Blood Brothers, Sleater-Kinney, Girls, Weezer).

Ceremony have released ‘Adult’, the third track from Zoo. As an added bonus, if you pick up the album at an independent record shop, you might be able to find it on limited green vinyl (500 pressed), while if you pick up a copy from the band on tour, your LP might be blue (300 pressed). The album is available on March 6.

MP3: Ceremony – Adult

The band will be playing live on the US west and east coasts, plus a week’s worth of shows in the UK. See a list of dates below.

Tour dates:
Tuesday, March 6 – Amoeba San Francisco release date in-store (6PM/Free/All Ages)
Thursday, March 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock (Nails and Chelsea Wolfe (All Ages)
Friday, March 9 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (with Joyce Manor, Cold War, Skin Like Iron, Rank/Xerox (All Ages)
Saturday, March 10 – Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman Street (with Cold World, The Nubs, Old Firm Casuals, No Sir (All Ages)
Friday, March 16 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn (with High On Fire, Off, DNF and more)
Saturday, March 17 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (Flowerbooking SXSW Showcase)
Monday, March 19 – Kingston, UK – Fighting Cocks
Tuesday, March 20 – London, UK – XOYO
Wednesday, March 21 – Bristol, UK – Fleece
Thursday, March 22 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City Basement
Friday, March 23 – Manchester, UK – Moho
Saturday, March 24 – Leeds, UK – The Well
Friday, April 6 – Portland, OR – Branx (All Ages)
Saturday, April 7 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project (All Ages)
Friday, April 13 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean (All Ages)
Friday, April 20 – Cambridge, MA – The Democracy Center (All Ages)
Saturday, April 21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary (All Ages)
Sunday, April 22 – Washington, DC – RAS Hall (All Ages)
Sunday, June 3 – Austin, TX (Chaos In Tejas) — The Mohawk (w/ Moss Icon, Iceage, Give, Thou)

For more information, visit http://www.ceremonyhc.com/.


Vanbot Releases Latest Single

Vanbot (Ester Ideskog’s new alias) today released her new single, ‘Got To Get Out’ which is a retro synth pop track. In the studio, Vanbot’s dreams can fly freely to compose electronic soundscapes inspired by synthesizers and drum machines.

MP3: Vanbot – Got To Get Out

Vanbot writes all of her own material and her music is produced by companion Sebastian Forslund who also worked with Swede indie artists I Break Horses, Blackstrap and Loney, Dear. Her self-titled debut album was released last spring and followed by a remix EP with work from Niva, Fear of Tigers and Bremen. Already highly recognized in Europe, Vanbot is now hitting US with upcoming shows at SXSW with fellow Swedes Niki & The Dove, Serenades plus opening for legendary Roky Erickson – presented by FILTER, Peace & Love Festival, Bilda and Export Music Sweden.

SXSW showcases:
March 15 – 2 pm @ Bar 96. Presented by FILTER, Export Music Sweden, Bilda and Peace & Love. 
March 15 – 11pm @ Deseo Centro Lounge. Official SxSW Showcase
March 16 – 12pm @ Threadgills, 301 West Riverside Drive. Presented by Roky Erickson Icecream Social, Export Music Sweden, Bilda and Peace & love. **

* with Niki & The Dove
** with Roky Erickson, The Bombettes, Anna Ihlis

Watch Vanbot ‘Numb’ below.

For more information about Vanbot, visit http://vanbotmusic.com/.

Dot Hacker Release Debut Self-titled EP

Dot Hacker based out of Los Angeles have just released their debut self-titled EP on 2/21 via ORG Music. Dot Hacker was formed in 2008, by four already established musicians having recorded and toured with Beck, Gnarls Barkley, PJ Harvey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Butthole Surfers and Broken Bells amongst many others.  Klinghoffer, the band’s lead vocalist, also currently plays guitar with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Don’t be mislead, this band does not sound at all like RHCP (luckily) but instead sound more like Mogwai mixed with Jesus and Mary Chain and M83.

MP3: Dot Hacker – Order / Disorder

Listen to Dot Hacker – Eye Opener below.

Dot Hacker will play The Troubadour on 3/14 in L.A, and plan to play more shows in 2012 to support the release of their debut full length album, Inhibition.

For more information on Dot Hacker, visit http://www.myspace.com/dothackerband.

JD Sampson + MEN Release New EP ‘Next’

JD Samson + MEN released their new EP ‘Next’ via their own label MEN Make Music on 2/21. Take a listen below.

MP3: JD Sampson + MEN – Next

The Brooklyn-based band/art/performance collective are set to release 4 EPs in 2012. JD Samson + MEN pull together Le Tigre’s JD Samson and Michael O’Neill with Johanna Fateman and artist Emily Roysdon contributing as writers, consultants, and producers.

The next EP, ‘All The Way Thru, will be released in spring and was produced by Alex Suarez from Cobra Starship.

The band is on tour now with dates in New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia, and North America.

Tour dates:
2/29 – Hobart, AU @ Brisbane Hotel
3/1 – Melbourne, AU @ Phoenix Public House
3/2 – Sydney, AU @ Red Rattler
3/3 – Sydney, AU @ MardiGrasLand Part 2012
3/4 – Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Festival
3/7 – Singapore @ Avalon
3/8 – Hong Kong @ Grappas Cellra
3/9 – Shanghai, China @ LIVE
3/10 – Beijing, China @ Yu Gong Yi Shan
3/11 – Hanoi, Vietnam @ Hanoi Rock City
3/27 – New York, NY @ Dropout @ WIP (34 Vandum St)
4/27 – Boulder, CO @ Communikey Festival
5/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
5/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop
5/12 – San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
5/17 – Honolulu, HI @ Next Door (Acoustic Appearance)
5/18 – Honolulu, HI @ Soho

Watch the video for MEN – Who Am I To Feel So Free below.

For more information on JD Sampson + MEN, visit www.menmakemusic.com.

Music Video Addiction: Sunday February 26, 2012 Edition

After more than a week of sickness and being pumped up on meds, I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of kicking this bug. These are the videos I was enjoying while under the influence of Benadryl. Hope you enjoy.

Black Marble: Backwards – gloomy track and video…loving it.

The Twilight Sad: Another Bed such a catchy chorus.

Tennis: Origins – something grabs me about this track, but not sure what.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Strangers Are Strange – new UMO.

Kate Wax: Dust Collision – cool, eerie track and stylish video.

Hodgy, Domo Genesis and Tyler, The Creator: Rella – dirty vid of the day.

Thanks for watching. We post the music video picks every Sunday so pop back in again next week and look back in the archives for older editions.

Cameron from Culture Addicts

Peter Peter Releases New Video and Announces Live Dates

Peter Peter has released a new video for the track ‘Porte-bonheur’ which is lifted from his self-titled indie pop/folk album. The video was directed by Frédérick and the cinematographer was Elizabeth Delage who helped create a beautiful, yet isolated love tale between two young characters.

This spring Peter Peter is playing two Canadian live dates and one in France. After that he will return to the studio to work on his second album, slated for fall 2012 on Audiogram.

Tour dates:
02-22 Quebec City, QC – Le Théâtre Petit Champlain*
04-02 Montréal, QC – Sala Rossa**
04-22 Paris, France – Trois Baudets*

* with Philemon Chante, MeLL Moziimo
** with Capitaine Soldat

Tickets for the Montréal show are on sale now at the box office of the Sala Rossa or online.

Mystery Jets Reveal Details Of Fourth Album

Mystery Jets have revealed the details of their fourth album, ‘Radlands’ which will be out on April 30, 2012 through Rough Trade Records.

Blaine Harrison from the band explains a bit about recording in America, and why they chose the album title.

“We’ve always wanted to make a record in America and after touring Serotonin the time felt perfect to go and do it. Our first three albums were entirely conceived and recorded in London so going out to Austin felt like the furthest place from everything we knew. We arrived with a handful of songs, but one in particular felt like it captured the spirit of why we had come there. It was called Radlands (a fusion of the 1970s Terrence Malick film ‘Badlands’ and Redlands, Keith Richard’s Sussex estate), which is also what we named our studio; a big old wooden house on the banks of the Colorado river. All we brought on the plane were the guitars on our backs, so we ended up borrowing all this amazing valve gear from an old guy called jack who ran a little studio up in the hills-which is why the songs sound the way they do. In the daytime we wrote lyrics on the porch and in the evenings a family of Deer would gather in the back yard to hear us play. Some nights we drove into town to drink and bring people back to play on the songs.”


1 Randlands
2 You Had Me At Hello
3 Someone Purer
4 The Ballad Of Emmerson Lonestar
5 Greatest Hits
6 The Hale Bop
7 The Nothing
8 Take Me Where The Roses Grow
9 Sister Everett
10 Lost In Austin
11 Luminescence

Mystery Jets will be playing some UK shows later this Spring.

Leeds Brudenell (March 28)
Hartlepool Studio (29)
Carlisle Brickyard (30)
Newcastle Cluny (April 1)
Hull Fruit (3)
Birmingham Rainbow (4)
Cardiff The Gate (11)
Norwich Arts Centre (12)
Nottingham Bodega (14)
Stoke Sugarmill (15)
Sheffield Queen’s Social Club (16)
Oxford Bullingdon (18)
Tunbridge Wells Forum (19)
Cambridge Junction (20)
Bath Moles (21)
O2 Academy Brixton (May 18)

Watch ‘Show Me The Light’ from their previous album, Serotonin.