Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Video: Taking You With Me

ABKCO Records will release the soundtrack to Our Idiot Brother next month in conjunction with the film's August 26th nationwide release and we’ve got a great video to share with you from the album. Check out the video from Mindy Smith and Daniel Tashian “Taking You With Me”

Purchase Our Idiot Brother Soundtrack on iTunes.

Mindy Smith

Daniel Tashian

Monday, August 29, 2011

Prize Pack of the Week: CSS

Brazilian dance rockers, CSS, released their third LP La Liberación on Tuesday and to celebrate, we’re giving away an awesome prize pack! Enter Here for your chance to win a prize pack from CSS including an autographed copy of La Liberacion, a t-shirt and a tote bag.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Video from All Star Group - SuperHeavy

Mick Jagger has teamed up with Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone, Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack composer A.R.Rahman and reggae star Damian Marley to form a band cooperative project called SuperHeavy. This diverse and eclectic line up who share eleven Grammy Awards between them, have been recording together in various studios around the world, with the majority of the tracks on the project laid down over three weeks in Los Angeles earlier this year. The album will be unveiled in September and we’re excited to share the video for their first single, “Miracle Worker”

Purchase iTunes Single
More info on SuperHeavy:
Official Site

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Active Child’s Full Length Album, You Are All I See, Available Now

Active Child, the musical project from choirboy-turned-indie-pop musician Pat Grossi, is proud to release his full-length debut LP You Are All I See today via Vagrant Records.

The digital version of You Are All I See will contain 2 bonus tracks, in addition to the album’s 10 tracks. Included will be the exclusive b-side “Call Me Tonight,” and White Sea’s remix of album track “Hanging On.” For the full tracklist, see below. Fans can also purchase the physical CD and vinyl record over at Amazon at the links below.

Amazon CD:
Amazon Vinyl:

You Are All I See comes as a follow-up to last year’s critically-acclaimed Curtis Lane EP which was released by FILTER US Recordings. You Are All I See was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Cass McCombs, Glasser, We Are Scientists, Major Lazer) and features 10 brand new tracks including “Playing House" - a collaboration with lo-fi r&b singer How To Dress Well - which Pitchfork praised in their premeire saying, “Active Child’s sound now seems positively ahead of its time.” "Playing House" is already available on iTunes, and can be heard on Active Child’s website,

Active Child are currently supporting the new album with their first headlining tour in the United States, including an ongoing residency at Los Angeles’ Echo theater every Monday night in the month of August. Having opened for the likes of School of Seven Bells, White Rabbits, and James Blake, fans will be treated on this tour to the first performances of Active Child as a full band. The tour officially kicks off on August 30 in Tucson, Arizona. Active Child and special guests electronic up-and-comers Com Truise and Chad Valley will be appearing in major cities across the US and Canada, including a sure-to-sell-out September 10 stop at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. See all current dates below.

Active Child Tour Dates:
8/29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*

8/30 Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture*

9/1 Dallas @ Prophet Bar Small Room*

9/2 Austin, TX @ Emo’s Inside*

9/3 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s*

9/5 Atlanta, GA @ Earl*

9/6 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*

9/7 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat*

9/8 Philadelphia, PA @ First Chapel Unitarian*

9/10 New York City, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*

9/12 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*^

9/13 Montreal @ Blue Skies*^

9/14 Toronto @ Garrison^

9/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern^

9/16 Chicago, IL @ Schubas^

9/17 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry^

9/19 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive^

9/20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge^

9/21 Boise, ID @ Neurolux^

9/23 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile^

9/24 Vancouver @ Electric Owl^

9/25 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge^

9/28 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill^

*With Com Truise

^With Chad Valley

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mp3 Monday: Anya Marina “You Are Invisible”

We have a lovely download to brighten your Monday from San Diego based, singer-songwriter, Anya Marina. With a little help from Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols, Telekinesis' Michael Lerner, and Interpol's drummer Sam Fogarino, Anya Marina pulled out all the stops for her latest release, Spirit School.

Download “You Are Invisible” from the Spirit School EP HERE

Like what you hear? Purchase Spirit School at iTunes or Amazon

For more info:
Official Site:

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Prize Pack: Little Dragon

Sweden’s Little Dragon, fronted by Yukimi Nagano, make minimalistic, R&B-infused electronic music and we have a very special give away to celebrate their sophomore released. Ritual Union hit stores July 26 through Peacefrog and we’re happy to offer one lucky winner a single sided, orange, limited edition 7" of Ritual Union.

Enter HERE

Ritual Union by Little Dragon

Tour Dates
• 7/23- Soundwave Festival, Petrcane, Croatia
• 7/18- KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic Session Broadcast
• 8/12- Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden
• 8/14- Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
• 8/15- Ritual Union Record Release Show, The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA (Sold Out)
• 8/16- Ritual Union Record Release Show, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (Sold Out)
• 8/19- Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
• 9/21- Lowlands, Biddinghuizen, Holland
• 8/27- Nowa Muzyka festival, Warsaw, Poland
• 9/03- Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
• 9/04- North Coast Music Festival, Chicago, IL
• 9/06- Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA,
• 9/08- MusicFest NW @ Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
• 9/10- Next Door Concert, Honululu, Hawaii
• 9/24- Parklife Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
• 9/25- Parklife Perth, Perth, Australia
• 10/01- Parklife Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
• 10/02- Parklife Sydney, Sydney, Australia
• 10/03- Parklife Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
• 10/06- Avalon, Los Angeles, CA
• 10/14- Terminal 5, New York, New York
• 10/28- Moog Fest, Asheville, North Carolina
• 10/31- 591, Munich, Germany
• 11/01- Luxor, Koln, Germany
• 11/02- Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
• 11/04- Eter, Wroclaw, Poland
• 11/05- Eskulap, Poznan, Poland
• 11/06- Palladium, Warsaw, Poland
• 11/08- Knust, Hamburg, Germany
• 11/09- Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
• 11/10- Melkweg/Max, Amsterdam, Holland
• 11/11- Tivoli, Utrecht, Holland
• 11/12- Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
• 11/14- La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
• 11/16- Vox Hall, Aarhus, Denmark
• 11/17- Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
• 11/25- Rough Trade East, London, UK
• 11/26- O2 Academy Brixton, UK (Support for Friendly Fires)
• 11/27- Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK
• 11/29- Crawdaddy @ The Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
• 11/30- The Arches, Glasgow, UK
• 12/02- Thekla, Bristol, UK
• 12/03- Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
• 12/04- O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK

For more info:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday Pick: Poolside

Today's pick is from our friend Sam at Filter: I have an extra special treat for you today. Los Angeles based DJs/Producers Poolside have managed to merge 2 of my favorite things: Neil Young and Disco. Filip Nikolic & Jeffrey Paradise (aka Poolside), have created a cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” and it’s a groovy take on an old classic.


Poolside - Harvest Moon by Poolside Music

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Alex Winston "Velvet Elvis" Video

Detroit born Alex Winston has announced news of her next release, Velvet Elvis; the title track will be released as part of an EP on September 19th through Island Records UK / HeavyRoc US

Having released a critically acclaimed mini album earlier this year, headlined a NME Awards Show, Alex is currently putting the finishing touches to her debut album – due January 2012 through Island Records. She has been working with producers Bjorn Ytlling (Lykke Li), The Knocks and the award winning Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine, Crystal Fighters).

Alex is also working on a 4-piece documentary with various film makers exploring some of the interesting oddities that have influenced her whilst making her album; including beauty pageants and fortune cookie writers.

Those who have seen Alex live can attest to the energy and power of her performance whilst the presence of her band and backing singers - known as The Sisterwives - gives them an almost cult-like quality.

Find more on Alex:
Alex Winston's Site

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fool’s Gold Leave No Trace Is Out TODAY!

The sophomore release from the Los Angeles collective, Fool’s Gold, is out today and to celebrate, they’ve released a new video for “Wild Window”. We hope you enjoy this summer jam as much as we do.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Music Monday: Feist

Check out the new single from Feist "How Come You Never Go There" featured on her upcoming record Metals in stores October 3rd

How Come You Never Go There by Feist

Feist On Tour

Oct 15 Amsterdam, Holland / Carre Theatre
Oct 17 London, UK / Palladium
Oct 19 Brussels, Belgium / Cirque Royale
Oct 22 Berlin, Germany / Tempodrom
Oct 29 Philadelphia, USA / World Café Live 20th Anniversary
Nov 02 Brooklyn, USA / Howard Gilman Opera House
Nov 04 Chicago, USA / Riviera Theatre
Nov 06 Atlanta, USA / Tabernacle
Nov 08 Dallas, USA / Majestic Theatre
Nov 12 Los Angeles, USA / Wiltern Theatre
Nov 14 San Francisco, USA / Warfield Theatre
Nov 16 Portland, USA/ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Nov 17 Seattle, USA / Moore Theatre
Nov 18 Vancouver, Canada / Performing Arts Centre
Nov 20 Edmonton, Canada / Northern Alberta Jubilee
Nov 21 Calgary, Canada / Jack Singer Concert Hall
Dec 01 Toronto, Canada / Massey Hall
Dec 03 Montreal, Canada / Metropolis
Dec 05 Ottawa, Canada / National Arts Centre
Dec 06 Quebec City, Canada / Grand Theatre Du Quebec

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Giveaway: Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears Prize Pack

We've teamed up with our friends at Universal Music Group to give you the chance to win an awesome prize pack from one of our favorite bands, Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears. Enter HERE to win their new album Scandalous, the vinyl, poster and sticker.

Click this link to enter now!

And to get your weekend started, here's a great video from Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thursday College Pick: The Naked and Famous

The wonderful folks at KCSU Radio at Colorado State University – Fort Collins leant us their ear and helped select the tunes that you hear in stores this month. One of our favorite break-out artists this year is The Naked and Famous, check out their awesome live version of “Girls Like You”

New Video: Mathieu Santos

Check out the freshly dropped video for Mathieu Santos (Ra Ra Riot)' "I Can Hear The Trains Coming" from his debut record Massachusetts 2010, which you can now stream in its entirety HERE.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dom Releases “Family Of Love” Today

Ever since he went from selling low budget beats out of a Worcester bedroom to pursuing his own twisted version of pop music, Dom has made one thing clear: his undying desire to deliver heaven-sent harmonies and hooks that are heavier than – and about as colorful as – his pink paisley guitar. That was certainly the case on last year’s Sun Bronzed Greek Gods EP, as proven by crowd pleasers like the synth-laced “Living in America”.

Nothing’s changed now that he’s released his second EP, Family of Love.

Check out a stream of the record HERE.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mathieu Santos From Ra Ra Riot Announces Solo Debut LP – Download His First Single

Barsuk Records is pleased to announce the debut full-length release from Mathieu Santos, founding member and bass player of chamber-pop quintet Ra Ra Riot. Massachusetts 2010 will be available on August 2, 2011 and marks new and expansive territory for the multi-medium artist. The album will be available digitally, and in a limited edition of 500 hand-numbered white vinyl LPs, 30 of which will randomly include a hand drawn illustration from Mat himself. The album will also be available on 100 very limited edition cassettes via Working Man Records, and a previously-announced 7” single featuring a non-album b-side will be available July 26 via Old Flame Records.

To celebrate the release, download the first single “I Can Hear The Trains Coming” HERE.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Giveaway: Fat Possum Records

Happy Friday! To celebrate, we’re giving away an awesome prize pack of CDs from Fat Possum Records.

The bundle of CDs includes the following releases:

The Walkmen "Lisbon"
Wavves "King Of The Beach"
Unkown Mortal Orchestra "Unknown Mortal Orchestra"
Felice Brothers "Celebration, Florida"

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursday Jam: The Teddybears

This post is from our friend Samantha Feld, Director of Music Programming for Filter Magazine.
Swedish genre-benders, The Teddybears recently released Devils’ Music here in the States. The record features a slew of collaborations with various artists including Robyn, The Flaming Lips, Cee-Lo and The B-52’s to name a few. Check out Cho Cha and Cardiac Arrest below, they’re both burners!

“Cho Cha” (feat. Cee-Lo and The B-52s)

Teddybears - Cho Cha feat. CeeLo Green & The B-52's by Big Beat Records

Cardiac Arrest (feat. Robyn)….sing along, shake you’re bone maker

Clint Groom from AE featured in Nylon Guys

Clint Groom, Senior Director of men's woven and denim, is featured in the September 2011 issue of Nylon Guys. In the interview, Clint defines AE's denim for men this fall as "cool" and "masculine," emphasizing darker washes and more lightweight fabrics. Clint goes on to discuss how AE uses techniques like sand-washing, grinding, tacking, and binding to give our jeans the party ready look. To read the full interview, head to your nearest newsstand or bookstore and look for Nylon Guys with Paul Rudd on the cover.