Thursday, March 31, 2011

College Pick of the Week

Today we're going with another pick from the BSR team at Brown University. It's a classic from Interpol - "Obstacle 1" from their ground breaking record Turn On The Bright Lights.

AE at SXSW: Superpower Edition

In our latest SXSW video we sit down with some bands to ask our burning questions like "What Superpower Would You Have?"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

SXSW Street Style: Volume 2

Here are a few more of the people we ran into rocking AE at SXSW.

Ally - AE Shirt

Beth - AE Shorts

Jen - AE Shirt

Ruben - AE Plaid Shirt

Leanne - AE Skirt

Video Wednesday: TV on The Radio

How great is this futuristic video for "Will Do" from TV on the Radio?!?!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Release and Tour Dates From Yelle

French trio Yelle have a new release out today, titled Safari Disco Club, and are about to embark on a North American tour. The dance-pop group’s upcoming dates kick off with a performance at Coachella, where their arsenal of infectious new anthems will be on full display. Yelle is fronted and named by Yelle, nee Julie Budet, a sparky gamine with a deceptively demure schoolgirl voice. Joined by producers GrandMarnier (Jean-Francois Perrier) and Tepr (Tanguy Destable), Yelle first arrived amid a flurry of 80's inspired pop, with the likes of CSS and New Young Pony Club all revered for their take on brightly colored electro. They were also were asked by Katy Perry to remix her hit single “Hot n Cold” which has led to them supporting her UK tour in April.

Click HERE for the First Single, Safari Disco Club.

Yelle North American Tour Dates:

04/16: Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival

04/17: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

04/18: Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress

04/19: Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

04/21: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre

04/22: Austin, TX @ Mohawk

04/23: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's

04/25: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerde

04/26: Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat's Cradle

04/27: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

04/29: Boston, MA @ Royale Boston

04/30: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

05/02: Quebec City, QC @ Le Circle

05/03: Montreal, QC @ Le National

05/04: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

05/06: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

05/07: Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave.

05/08: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre

05/10: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

05/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

05/13: Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom

05/14: Seattle, WA @ Neumo's

05/15: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

05/17: Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge

05/18: Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater

05/19: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

05/20: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

05/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre

Monday, March 28, 2011

MP3 Monday: French Horn Rebellion

The Brooklyn based duo, French Horn Rebellion (Robert and David Perlick-Molinari) kicked off 2011 by announcing the US self-release of their debut album The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion on April 19th digitally and May 24th physically (Once Upon A Time Records) and a 27 date North American tour supporting French electro pop outfit Yelle starting 17th April.

Written, produced and mixed by Robert and David, The Infinite Music… is a debut album that warps the fabric of dance, electro, rock and funk. Crucially, the album also follows an intergalactic narrative that tracks the physical and emotional journey of an unknown French Horn player.

Download “This Moment” HERE.


Sun 17th Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Mon 18th Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Tues 19th Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Thurs 21st Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Fri 22nd Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sat 23rd Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
Sun 24th Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box (FHR show)
Mon 25th Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell Stage)
Tues 26th Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
Weds 27th Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
Fri 29th Boston MA @ Royale Nightclub
Sat 30th New York, NY @ The Fillmore New York at Irving

Mon 2nd Quebec City, QC @ Le Circle
Tues 3rd Montreal, QC @ Le National
Weds 4th Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Thurs 5th Toledo, OH @ Frankie's (FHR Show)
Fri 6th Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Sat 7th Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sun 8th Madison WI @ Majestic Theatre
Tues 10th Denver CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Weds 11th Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Fri 13th Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sat 14th Seattle WA @ Neumos
Sun 15th Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Tues 17th Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge
Weds 18th Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
Thurs 19th San Francisco, CA @The Grand Ballroom @ Regency
Fri 20th San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sat 21st Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box at The Henry Fonda

AE at SXSW: Hanging with the Band

We asked bands at SXSW like Cold War Kids, Tapes N Tapes and Datarock things we were curious to know like what instrument they would love to play, pre-show rituals and strange things they had seen at SXSW.

Friday, March 25, 2011

SXSW Street Style

We hit the streets of Austin during SXSW and found many show-goers rockin’ it in AE’s finest.

Check out these looks and get inspired to create your own summer jams.

Isaaca - shirt

Kevin - AE Shorts

Claire - AE Shorts

Ruben - AE Jeans

Ruthie - AE Shirt

We saw so many great looks at SXSW. Keep checking the blog for more of our favorites.

Amos Lee Prize Pack

Enter for your chance to win a prize pack from singer-songwriter Amos Lee including a copy of Mission Bell on vinyl, a limited edition 7 inch and a t-shirt. Mission Bell is the fourth release from Lee and features musical guests Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Priscilla Ahn and members of Calexico.

Enter HERE.

SXSW - Bands on Bands

We took to the streets of Austin to ask some of our favorite bands what bands they were most excited to see at SXSW.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

College Pick of the Week

Today’s pick comes from the BSR team at Brown University who helped curate the in-store music you hear at all American Eagle Outfitters stores.

Cut Copy “Need You Now”

Cut Copy - Need You Now from Cut Copy on Vimeo.

Cut Copy are excited to share with you the first of a number of reinterpretations of “Need You Now” about to be unleashed. Fellow Melbourne residents Architecture in Helsinki take the reigns first, transforming it from a dance track to a pastoral pop song. Check out the Architecture in Helsinki version of “Need You Now.

The band is embarking on the US leg of the Zonoscope World Tour on Saturday, commencing at Miami’s Ultra Festival. Hope to see you there!

Mar 26 - Miami, FL - Ultra Music Festival
Mar 28 - Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Mar 29 - Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Mar 30 - Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Mar 30 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall (DJ SET)
Mar 31 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Apr 1- New York, NY - Terminal 5
Apr 2 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Apr 4- Boston, MA - House of Blues
Apr 5 – Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Apr 6 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Apr 7 – Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
Apr 8 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
Apr 9 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Apr 12 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
Apr 15 - Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr 16 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom @ Regency
Apr 16 - San Francisco, CA - The Sutter Room (DJ SET)
Apr 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom @ Regency
Apr 20 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
Apr 21 - Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ
Apr 22 - Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ
Apr 23 - New Orleans, LA – Republic
June 5 - Houston, TX - Free Press Summer Fest @ Elanor Tinsiley Park
July 7 – Mariaville, NY – Camp Bisco @ Indian Lookout Country club
July 17 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park
August 12 - Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Video Wednesday: Weezer!

Who doesn’t love a good live collaboration?

Weezer feat. Best Coast "Island In The Sun"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

William Fitzsimmons' New Album Out Today

William Fitzsimmons is equal parts songwriter and psychotherapist, creating captivating music, which uniquely melds depravity, honesty, and autobiography into a counter-intuitive seamless whole. Fitzsimmons' new release, Gold In The Shadow, is a musical reflection of the personal resuscitation and psychological renovation. To support the release, Fitzsimmons, will embark on a major US & Canadian spring tour which will be a special occasion for Fitzsimmons’ fans; the tour will feature a full band and support act and friends, Slow Runner.

Check out select songs from Gold In The Shadow HERE

"The Tide Pulls From The Moon”:

‘Gold In The Shadow Spring Tour’ dates:

23-Mar Toronto, ON - Horsehoe Tavern

24-Mar Wakefield, QC - Black Sheep Inn

25-Mar Oswego, NY - Sheldon Ballroom

26-Mar St. Joseph, QC - Le Cercle**

28-Mar Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa**

29-Mar Sherbrooke, QC - Theatre Granada**

30-Mar Portland, ME - One Longfellow Square

31-Mar Keene, NH - The Starving Artist

1-Apr New York, NY - Canal Room

2-Apr Boston, MA - The Red Room

3-Apr Northampton, MA - Iron Horse**

5-Apr Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox

6-Apr Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live

7-Apr Annapolis, MD - Rams Head

8-Apr Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java

9-Apr Vienna, VA - Jammin' Java

10-Apr Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music Hall

12-Apr Charlotte, NC - Evening Muse

13-Apr Knoxville, TN - The Square Room

14-Apr Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar

15-Apr Birmingham, AL - Workplay

16-Apr Savannah,GA - The Wormhole

17-Apr Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsey

19-Apr Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Café

21-Apr Tulsa, OK - The Marquee

22-Apr Dallas, TX - The Loft

23-Apr Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's

24-Apr Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q

26-Apr Newport, KY - Southgate House

27-Apr Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark

28-Apr Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall

29-Apr Chicago, IL - Old Town School Of Folk Music

30-Apr Iowa City,IA - The Mill

1-May St. Louis, MO - Firebird

4-May Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch

6-May San Diego, CA - Anthology

7-May Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Café

8-May San Francisco, CA - The Independent

10-May Eugene, OR - W.O.W. Hall

11-May Seattle, WA - The Triple Door

12-May Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

13-May Vancouver, BC - Waldorf Cabaret

14-May Kelowna, BC - Streaming Café

17-May Boise, ID - Nuerolux

18-May Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

20-May Denver, CO - Daniel's Hall

21-May Fort Collins, CO - Avogadro's Number

Interested in purchasing the record? Click HERE