Category: Music News


THE SMASHING PUMPKINS–singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN, guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist NICOLE FIORENTINO–will return to the road this fall for an intimate 12-city U.S. tour that will serve as a warm-up to a big year of touring for the band in 2012. The fall trek launches in Los Angeles on October 5 at the Wiltern Theatre and wraps in Philadelphia on October 22 at the Tower Theatre.

Idiot Glee Announces Fall Tour


After the idyllic charm of last year’s debut single “All Packed Up / Don’t Drink The WaterIdiot Glee returns with his first album Paddywhack, which was released on June 7th on Moshi Moshi.

23-year-old James Friley trades in spectral transmissions: multi-layered vocal concoctions that sound like they are emitted from a radio in the past, or coming over an unknown satellite frequency from the future, telling stories about a more idyllic time.

Dub Trio Set Oct. 25th Release For Dub Trio IV

Dub Trio, the Brooklyn Based trio who intertwine dub and metal, is set to release their first studio album in three years, Dub Trio IV on Oct. 25 via ROIR.
The instrumental outfit that has won praise from all sides of the music spectrum for their “spacious reggae grooves spiked with high-adrenaline punk rock” (New York Times) have spent the past few years as adopted members of other artist’s bands.  Following the 2008 release of Dub Trio’s Another Sound Is Dying, the band joined Mike Patton’s Peeping Tom and followed by becoming Matisyahu’s live band for the next two years, traveling the globe with stops at the 2010 Winter Olympics as well as performances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Modeselektor Complete Recording New Album, Monkeytown, out October 4th


As recently announced, Berlin’s Modeselektor will be releasing their third full-length album, Monkeytown, October 4th on their very own Monkeytown Records. Featuring collaborations with Thom YorkeBusdriverPVTAnti Pop ConsortiumMiss Platinum, and more, this new record shows the duo of Gernot Bonsert and Sebastian Szary returning in full force to their club-oriented roots. Monkeytown is hard hitting, smart club music that steps forward in sound and structure, yet still completely assaults the dance floor.

Circa Survive announce fall tour

Circa Survive took to their website to announce a fall tour with Sleeper Agent and Maps & Atlases. Here’s the info:

Leg 1. 

Greetings Creatures, 

As many of you know, we’ve been at home writing a new album. It’s going so great, however we miss you all a little too much and have decided to hit the road again this fall! This will be our last tour before we record our 4th full length, and will give a chance for us to get out of dodge…maybe even show you a new jam or two! 

tUnE-yArDs confirm Fall Tour Dates and Late Night TV Debut

This past week marked two very notable live sets from tUnE-yArDs.  The first was on Thursday at Pier 54’s Hudson River Park in New York City, where they played to upwards of 5,000 people as the sun set, followed by a display of fireworks!  It was a transcendent, joyous affair for all involved. No rest for the weary, they more or less ran to the airport shortly afterwards and caught a flight to Chicago in order to perform at the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival the following afternoon! That performance was singled-out as a standout amongst the many acts who played the weekend-long fest, as noted by The New York Times and a slew of Chicago papers.