Grizzly Bear Reveal New Album Title + Artwork

Grizzly Bear have revealed that their forthcoming album will be titled “Shields” and the artwork is pictured below. The album will be out September 17/18 via Warp.

Listen to Sleeping Ute below which is the first track lifted from “Shields”.


Worldwide Tour dates:

September
16 Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theater
17 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
18 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
21 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
22 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
23 Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
24 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
26 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
28 Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
29 Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
30 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

October
01 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04 Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
05 Seattle, Washington @ Paramount Theatre
06 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
17 Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
18 Manchester, UK @ Academy
20 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom
21 Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre
22 London, UK @ Brixton Academy
26 Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
27 Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns Salonger
28 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer Salen
30 Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefärlich
31 Berlin, Germany @ Astra

November
02 Köln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
03 Paris, France @ Pitchfork Festival
04 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
05 Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
20 Wellington, New Zealand @ Opera House
21 Auckland, New Zealand @ Bruce Mason

For your information on Grizzly Bear, visit http://www.grizzly-bear.net.

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Corin Tucker Band Announces Sophomore Album + Tour Dates

Corin Tucker Band have announced their sophomore album, “Kill My Blues” which will be released on September 18 via Kill Rock Stars). “Kill My Blues” is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2010 release “1,000 Years” and finds former Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Tucker returning to her riot grrrl roots along with band members Seth Lorinczi (Golden Bears), Sara Lund (Unwound) and Mike Clark (Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks). Listen to Groundhog Day, the first track from “Kill My Blues” below.

MP3: The Corin Tucker Band – Groundhog Day

When talking about the writing and recording the new album, Tucker notes that it was a true group effort. “After the past two years playing together, traveling and making music, I think we’re more comfortable,” she says. “We collaborated on every song on this record and no one was shy about their ideas. I think you can hear that sense of joy and abandon in the songs.”

“Kill My Blues” track list:
1. Groundhog Day
2. Kill My Blues
3. Neskowin
4. I Don’t Wanna Go
5. Constance
6. No Bad News Tonight
7. Summer Jams
8. None Like You
9. Joey
10. Outgoing Message
11. Blood, Bones and Sand
12. Tiptoe

Watch the video below for Riley lifted from their debut album.


Tour dates:
9/14-15 Hideout Block Party
9/18 Johnny Brenda’s
9/21 The EARL
9/22 The Bottletree
9/23 DeLuna Fest
9/25 Local 506
9/26 Black Cat Backstage
9/27 Mercury Lounge
9/28 TT the Bear’s
9/29 The Bell House

The Hundred In The Hands Announce Latest Single

The Hundred In The Hands has announced the upcoming release their single Keep It Low lifted from their upcoming album, “Red Night”. The 12” single is due out May 28 via Warp Records and will include an original B-side, “Mountains” and remixes from Andy Stott, Pattern, and JD Twitch of Optimo. ‘Keep it Low’ has a driving rhythm that underpins Eleanore Everdell’s vocals and Jason Friedman’s atmospheric guitars which keep building through the track from its mellow beginning to its more intense finish. If you like Ladytron and/or Fever Ray, this will be right up your alley.

Listen to Keep It Low below.

For the 12″, The Hundred in the Hands chose remixers who have been inspiring them, the band says: “We were listening to Andy Stott’s “Passed Me By” and “We Stay Together” EP’s a lot as we started the record. So many good ideas and textures, with low end in the extreme that kind of rattled our minds a bit. When it came to looking for people to remix, he was first on the list. The legendary Optimo duo have been such an influence on so many artists in recent years, and in maybe too many cases we end up liking their versions a bit more than the originals. We just had to ask. JD Twitch turned in two versions, each unique and equally epic. We couldn’t make up our minds so, we stuck them both on. We’d been hearing bits from Patten and got excited. It’s hallucinatory, uneasy and fractured. Pretty much everything we like. Mountains was a track that was written totally in the flow of the album but still just couldn’t fit in, it just wouldn’t play nice with the other tracks and just became its own beast of a thing. This seemed like the best place to let it out.”

Keep It Low 12” Tracklisting:
A1. Keep It Low (Edit)
A2. Keep It Low (Andy Stott Remix)
A3. Keep It Low (A JD Twitch Optimo Remix)
B1. Mountains
B2. Keep It Low (Pattern Remix)
B3. Keep It Low (A JD Twitch Optimo Dub)

After appearing at two recent VICE events which included the San Francisco installment of the Creator’s Project, the band will debut their new material live for the first time next month in NYC at Brooklyn’s Glasslands on May 15th.

For more information on The Hundred In The Hands, visit www.thehundredinthehands.com.

Mode Moderne Announce New EP & North American Tour

Vancouver’s Mode Moderne have announced the North American release of the latest EP, “Strange Bruises” available on May 15 via Light Organ Records. Mode Moderne’s sound can best be described as gloom-pop which is equal parts dreary darkness and beautifully melodic. Watch the video for the EP’s first single Nightly Youths below.


“You have these bands like The Fresh and Onlys or The Go Betweens that were never part of the Lo-fi scene or the Flying Nun scene” Mode Moderne’s singer Phillip Intilé explains, “they weren’t associating themselves with any sound or any genre. When you call your debut album Ghosts Emerging as we did and you have a song that mentions suicide people go a certain direction, but it’s really not that simple.” Mode Moderne has a depth that defies the obvious categorizations, although there are some identifiers that member’s of the band find too appealing to totally write off. “Not that I want to align myself with a genre,” Intilé laughs, “but if I did it would be mope pop. We’re the sad book club.”

“Strange Bruises” Track List:
01. Nightly Youths
02. Foul Weather Fare
03. Strange Bruises
04. Guns
05. Private Library
06. Electrocute Me
07. Open Air

The band will be kicking off a tour on May 19 with a Record Release Show before hitting the road for a North American tour.

Tour Dates:
5/19 Biltmore, Vancouver, BC
6/01 Parts N Labour, Toronto, ON
6/02 Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
6/03 Now That’s Class, Cleveland, OH
6/04 TBA, Philadelphia, PA
6/07 Lit Lounge, New York, NY
6/08 Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY
6/09 Jackie & Judy, Montreal, QB

For more information on Mode Moderne, visit http://modemoderne.tumblr.com/.

Kick To Kill Announce New Single

Scotland’s Kick To Kill have announced the follow-up release to the brilliant debut single ‘Black Kisses’. Their new single ‘Avalanche’ is due out on May 14 on limited edition vinyl replica cd and download via Flowers In The Dustbin Records.

‘Avalanche’ is ultra catchy with the perfect mix of the beautiful and abrasive. Razor sharp guitar textures mix with distorted synth / more guitar and completely mesh with thumping drum / bass tracks. If you like A Place To Bury Strangers and / or Jesus & Mary Chain, Kick To Kill will be right up your alley.

Watch the video for ‘Avalanche’ below.

Listen to the remix of ‘Avalanche’ below.

Their debut album is set for release later this year, and will definitely be on to watch for in 2012 if Avalanche is any indication of what’s to come.

Watch the video for their debut single ‘Black Kisses’ below.

For more information on Kick To Kill, visit www.facebook.com/KickToKill.

Jägermeister Canada And Rue Morgue Magazine Announce Friday The 13th Events

Jägermeister and Rue Morgue Magazine have teamed up to reinvent Friday the 13th and take it beyond purely a superstitious date. Beginning April 13th, 2012, Jägermeister will launch the Friday the 13th: Shot Happen party.

The Friday the 13th party will take place simultaneously in 8 cities across Canada: Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, London, Montreal and Quebec City, those of you willing to brave the bad luck and come to the Friday the 13th event will experience the Jägermeister and Rue Morgue Magazine version of the date. From sword swallowing, to burlesque dancers, and a live performance from So Sick Social Club, each city has its own surprise in store for you.

Jägermeister are also throwing a contest. One lucky winner in each stop on the Jägermeister Friday the 13th Party will win a VIP experience prize pack. A winner and 13 friends could enjoy the ULTIMATE Jägermeister ’SHOTS HAPPEN’ experience, and get the rock star treatment on Friday the 13th. Enter the contest at: http://jagercontest.ca.

Below are the locations of the Friday the 13th parties in each of the 8 locations.

Vancouver – Caprice (967 Granville St.)
Victoria – Boutique (1318 Broad St.)
Calgary – The Back Alley Nightclub (4630 Macleod Trail S.)
Edmonton – The Ranch Roadhouse (6107-104 St.)
Toronto – Grace O’Malley’s (14 Duncan St.)
London – Jim Bob’s (595 Richmond St.)
Montreal – Cafe Chaos (2031 rue St-Denis)
Quebec City – Scanner (291 St Vallier Est, Local 001)

Helium Robots Release Debut Album + Free EP

Helium Robots offer up a free EP and release their debut album Voltopia on May 28th via This Is Music. In addition to Voltopia, they will be also be releasing three singles with remixes – Bring Drinking (April 16), Lacrimosa (April 30) and Silver (May 14). Download the free EP here.

MP3: Helium Robots – Delve (Wrong Island Remix)