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

Hurricane Bells Get Remixed By David Lee Rad

Hurricane Bells have released the “Bodega Strings EP” which contains remixes of tracks from their 2011 album “Tides and Tales”. Culture Addicts’ fave David Lee Rad has reworked I’ve Got A Second Chance and Michael J and Dennis Cahlo also remix tracks for the EP. You can find out more about the release here.

MP3: Hurricane Bells – I’ve Got A Second Chance (David Lee Rad Remix)

Hurricane Bells is led by Steve Schlitz who was the frontman for the New York-based indie rock band Longwave. Schlitz started recording more personal songs all by himself on a simple laptop-based studio at his Brooklyn home.

Watch the video for Hurricane Bells’ Monsters below.

For more information on Hurricane Bells, visit www.hurricanebells.com.

Com Truise Releases Compilation and Vinyl Reissues

Com Truise will release the “In Decay” Compilation on July 17th worldwide which provides a routemap for the musical journey of producer Seth Haley aka Com Truise through the history of electronic music. “In Decay” comprises unreleased, early recordings and encompasses 13 tracks that have previously been either only available as demos online or are entirely unheard tracks dating from before Haley’s official releases (Cyanide Sisters EP, Galactic Melt, and last year’s Fairlight EP).

“In Decay” Tracklist:
01. Open
02. 84′ Dreamin
03. Dreambender
04. Controlpop
05. Colorvision
06. Alfa Beach
07. Stop 08. Klymaxx
09. Yxes
10. Smily Cyclops
11. Video Arkade
12. Data Kiss
13. Closed

Listen to Open lifted from “In Decay” below.

In addition to “In Decay”, Ghostly International and Com Truise have repressed the vinyl version of Galactic Melt (Redux) and are offering the Cyanide Sisters EP on vinyl for the first time ever. Both releases come with a slight change in artwork from the originals and the redux of Galactic Melt comes with a slight change in packaging.

Tour Dates
06.30 Istanbul, TR @ Mono Istanbul
08.17 Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08.15 London, UK @ XOYO
08.16 Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
08.18 Trondheim, NO @ Klubben
08.19 Oslo, NO @ Revolver
09.02 Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival

The Presets Announce New Album & Live Dates

Today, The Presets announced their new album, “Pacifica”, will be released in September through Casablanca. Featuring 10 tracks, Pacifica was produced by the band – Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes – and mixed in LA with Tony Hoffer.

It has been more than 4 years since The Presets released their sophomore album, “Apocalypso” which spawned 5 hit singles and exceeded Triple Platinum sales in their native Australia. The Presets received out 6 ARIA and ARIA artisan awards (including Album of The Year, Best Group, and Best Dance Release) at the 2008 ARIA Awards, and “Apocalypso” also received Triple J’s ‘J Award’ for Album of The Year.

A mysterious video and webpage (http://youthintrouble.com/) have recently surfaced which has been retweeted by label Modular People so it is rumoured that it may be a teaser for the band’s new single. There have also been rumours online relating to the posted video that the Presets have gone dubstep but Modular has firmly denied this is the case (luckily). There is also a code 0900290612 on the website that may represent the full video release details of 9 am on 29th June 2012.


You can now order a limited-edition version of the album featuring CD / Vinyl / digital download code coupled with a hardcover book filled with expanded artwork plus a limited edition lithograph that is numbered and signed by the band. All this is housed in a 12″ case with a lenticular cover. Pre-order it here.

In support of the album, The Presets will be playing some dates later this year.

Parklife 2102 dates:
09/29 – Parklife Brisbane @ Riverstage and Botanic Gardens, QLD
09/30 – Parklife Sydney @ Kippax Lake Moore Park, NSW
10/1 – Parklife Perth @ Wellington Square, WA
10/6 – Parklife Melbourne @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl, VIC
10/7 – Parklife Adelaide @ Botanic Park, SA

North American tour dates:
10/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/19 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/21 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/25 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
10/28 – Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theatre

Watch the video for Are You The One? from their debut album, “Beams”.


For more information on The Presets, visit www.thepresets.com.

Cat Power Announces New Album + Releases Track

Cat Power today announced that she will be releasing “Sun”, her first album of original material from in more than six years. Chan Marshall aka Cat Power performed and produced “Sun” herself in various locations including a studio she built in Malibu. The album is set for release on September 4.

Listen to the Ruin lifted from “Sun” below.

MP3: Cat Power – Ruin

Track listing:
Cherokee
Sun
Ruin
3,6,9
Always On My Own
Real Life
Human Being
Manhattan
Silent Machine
Nothin But Time
Peace And Love

The album was produced by Chan Marshall and mixed by Philippe Zdar.

For more information on Cat Power, visit catpowermusic.com.

Zulu Winter Gets Remixed + Play Live Dates

Next month, England’s Zulu Winter will release their debut album “Language” on June 19th via Arts & Crafts. As a lead up to the release, the record’s first single, Silver Tongue has been reworked by fellow Arts & Crafts act The Darcys who put their own spin on the track by slowing it down and adding echoing layers.

MP3: Zulu Winter – Silver Tongue (The Darcys Remix)

Check out the band live in NYC and at NXNE 2012

6/12: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge – Buy Tickets
6/14: Toronto, ON @ Rivoli for NXNE 2012

For more information on Zulu Winter, visit www.zuluwinter.com.