Friday, April 29, 2011

Enter to Win a Foster The People Prize Pack

Enter HERE for your chance to win a Foster The People Prize Pack featuring a Pumped Up Kicks Vinyl and T-Shirt.

Check out the video for "Pumped Up Kicks"

Catch the band on tour starting in May:

5/30 - Quincy, WA - Sasquatch

5/31 - Vancouver, BC

6/1 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom

6/2 - Sacramento, CA - Harlows

6/3 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl

6/7 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

6/8 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

6/10 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck

6/11 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line

6/12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

6/13 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

6/14 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall

6/16 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues

6/17 - Montreal, QC - Club Lambi

6/18 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club

6/20 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg

6/21 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

6/22 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

6/28 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA

6/29 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge

6/30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade

7/1 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live

7/2 - Austin, TX - Emos

7/3 - Dallas, TX - The Loft

7/5 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress

7/6 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues

7/7 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey

7/8 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey

8/5 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

8/6 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

8/7 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

8/11 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn

8/12 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival

AE Sessions: Say Hi

We're proud to bring you the first in a series of acoustic performances from some of our favorite artists. To kick it off, here's Say Hi with "Devils".

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday's Music Pick: Rainbow Arabia

Our friends at FILTER Magazine bring us today’s music pick, Rainbow Arabia. The husband and wife duo are making waves on the LA music scene with their blend of dance music featuring worldly synth. Rainbow Arabia may seem an unlikely signing to German electronic label, Kompakt, but given the label’s appetite for all manners of dance and, particularly, its newfound taste for the garish and maximal, it’s no wonder it gravitated towards this globalist blend of puckish synths, Middle Eastern modalities and gleeful polyrhythms.

Check out Without You, the single off of their recent release, Boys And Diamonds.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday's Video Pick: Moby

Moby is back with his upcoming new record Destroyed and we have the new video single for “The Day” featuring Heather Graham.

“‘The Day” was written in a hotel room in Spain at dawn when I hadn’t slept. It was a beautiful hotel room, a beautiful perfect hotel room and it was six or seven in the morning. I wrote it on a acoustic guitar and recorded it on my phone, brought it home and re-recorded it with old broken down electronics that I have in my studio”. - Moby

“The Day” was indirectly inspired by David Bowie and Brian Eno’s production which Moby believes is now part of his DNA; growing up, Moby had Low and Heroes spinning constantly on his turntable. The Day is one of the few tracks from Destroyed that Moby sings on.

In support of young filmmakers, Moby is partnering with Saatchi & Saatchi and Vimeo on an exciting new video challenge as part of The 21st Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2011 happening June 19th – 25th. The theme of this year’s New Directors’ Showcase is “Hello, Future” in which directors across the world are invited to visualize the concept of “Hello, Future” in the form of a standout music video inspired by one of the three tracks selected from Moby’s new album, Destroyed, which are “Be The One”, “The Day”, and “After”. The winner will be announced at this year’s Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase in Cannes on June 23rd as well as on the Vimeo website.

For entry guidelines and information on how to submit videos to the competition go to: or Closing date for submissions is May 9th 2011 at 11.59 GMT.

The Girls of Coachella 2011

From the main stage to the dance tent the design inspiration was endless this year... prints, colors, textures and endless accessories. Favorite items? Crocheted layers, fun rompers, pretty printed dresses, leather sandals, denim shorties and combat boots. Hat and glasses were a must and whatever you do, don't forget to put a feather (or 5) in your hair. Check out our pics and get inspired for your next festival or other summertime shenanigans!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Release: The Wombats

Liverpool's The Wombats return with their highly anticipated sophomore album, The Wombats proudly present ... This Modern Glitch, will be released TODAY. Set to conquer the States, the band delivers 10 tracks that retain the immediacy and hook-filled sensibility of their stunning UK platinum-selling debut, 2007's The Wombats proudly present ... Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation, while introducing aggressive dance elements and a heavier, wryer lyrical bent to their infectious alt-pop. The album art for This Modern Glitch (above) is by legendary surrealist artist Storm Thorgerson, known for his iconic Pink Floyd album covers.

The band has also released a brand new video for their compelling new single, "Anti-D," produced by Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.); the track was chosen as BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe "Single of the Week." The woozy psychedelia of the video was shot in one continuous take.