Category: Music News

Isaac Brock to score for Queens of Country

Photo: Prefix MagIsaac Brock, Modest Mouse front man and songwriter, will compose the score for the upcoming feature film Queens of Country.
Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke, the writing and directing team behind the film, are best known for their music documentaries including Blood Into Wine, The Heart Is A Drum Machine and Moog.  The pair have placed an equal amount of importance on the scores to their films with both The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd (The Heart Is A Drum Machine) and Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer (Blood Into Wine) having contributed to their films.

Pepper Rabbits give away new EP announce more tour dates

L.A.-based psych-poppers Pepper Rabbit just released a new EP, Rose Mary  Stretch, as a free download. The EP  features “Rose Mary Stretch,” the lead single off of Pepper Rabbit’s  upcoming full-length Red Velvet Snow Ball, hitting stores August 9th via  Kanine Records. The EP also includes a cover of Miniature Tigers’ track  “Gold Skull.”

Track Listing:

Rose Mary Stretch
Gold Skull (Miniature Tigers cover)
Lake House

Disappears Announce US Summer Tour

Drawing on a combined reverence for reverb, heavy tremolo, distortion, delay and repetition, Disappears play minimal rock music inspired by everything from Kraut to American gospel to punk. Started as a recording project in 2008, Disappears inevitably left the studio – supporting Wire, Deerhunter, Tortoise, German legends Cluster and beyond.

Initially designed to explore the simplicity of early American music and it’s reinterpretation by UK acts of the mid 80’s, founding member’s Brian Case (The Ponys) and Graeme Gibson (Boas, Fruit Bats) started recording demos in search of something familiar but exciting. Eventually the tapes were passed onto Jonathan van Herik (Boas) and new comer Damon Carruesco, completing the group’s line up. Throughout 2008 the band self released a series of 7″ singles and a live album, signing to the Kranky imprint in 2009. Their debut album Lux was released in the spring of 2010. Sans a few early champions, Lux was initially met with little fanfare and went largely unnoticed. Dark and hazy, it showed the band experimenting with minimal arrangements married to the attitude of bands like Suicide and The Fall.

David Guetta to release new album Nothing But The Beat on August 30th, 2011

Global hit-maker and superstar DJ David Guetta is ready to make the world dance again with the announcement that he will release his much anticipated 5th studio album Nothing But The Beat  (EMI’s Capitol Records) on August 30th, 2011. Guetta has enlisted an all-star cast which includes Flo-Rida, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, Ludacris, will.i.am, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Akon, Jennifer Hudson, Sia, Timbaland, Dev and more.  This is the Grammy award winning DJ’s first album since 2009’s global breakthrough smash One Love which has sold over 3 million albums and 12 million singles world-wide.

Cymbals Eat Guitars announce fall tour dates

 

Cymbals Eat Guitars released their debut album Why There Are Mountains in 2009, receiving a response that far exceeded the band’s expectations. Two years have gone by since that early hype cycle began, and a lot has changed. Half of the musicians that played on Why There Are Mountains came and went before major touring began, replaced by Brian Hamilton on keys and Matthew Whipple on bass. Hamilton and Whipple joined singer/songwriter/guitarist Joseph D’Agostino and drummer Matt Miller to take the show on the road, finally solidifying the lineup. An official release of Why There Are Mountains on the band’s own imprint, extensive US touring with the likes of Bear in Heaven, Los Campesinos!, and The Thermals; European dates with The Flaming Lips and The Hold Steady; and festival performances including Lollapalooza and Glastonbury kept the band quite busy. All the while, they were using whatever free time was afforded to them to write songs for a planned follow-up.

Kreayshawn Signs To Columbia Records

East Oakland native, visual artist, swag assassin, and undercat Kreayshawn (Kray-shawn) has officially signed with Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. The 21 year-old will release “Gucci Gucci” via digital retailers on Tuesday, June 14th and prepare her forthcoming full-length debut album, due later this year. 

I The Mighty Signs To Equal Vision Records

 

Equal Vision Records has signed San Francisco, CA-based band, I the Mighty. The four-piece progressive rock outfit is comprised of Brent Walsh (vocals), Ian Pedigo (guitar), Chris Hinkley (bass) and Blake Dahlinger (drums).

I the Mighty will take their dark, moody, ambient sounds on the road this summer, as they co-headline a west coast tour with Sacramento, CA’s A Lot Like Birds.

Beirut Confirm New Album. Announce Tracklisting

Beirut announces its first album in four years with The Rip Tide, set for release on August 30th.

 
The Rip Tide marks a dramatic and intimate shift from The Flying Club Cup (2007) and his “stop-off in Mexico” by way of the March of the Zapotec EP (2009). The album will feature “East Harlem” and “Goshen,” which appear on the band’s new limited edition single out NOW.
 
Listen to The Rip Tide’s “East Harlem” stream here
 
The Rip Tide will be released internationally and independently on Pompeii Records (via Revolver in the US), a label started, and wholly owned by Beirut’s Zach Condon with no large label affiliation whatsoever, so as to keep total creative control.

Beirut Confirm New Album. Announce Tracklisting

Beirut announces its first album in four years with The Rip Tide, set for release on August 30th.

 
The Rip Tide marks a dramatic and intimate shift from The Flying Club Cup (2007) and his “stop-off in Mexico” by way of the March of the Zapotec EP (2009). The album will feature “East Harlem” and “Goshen,” which appear on the band’s new limited edition single out NOW.
 
Listen to The Rip Tide’s “East Harlem” stream here
 
The Rip Tide will be released internationally and independently on Pompeii Records (via Revolver in the US), a label started, and wholly owned by Beirut’s Zach Condon with no large label affiliation whatsoever, so as to keep total creative control.