San Francisco-based artist, Blackbird Blackbird, has signed to the Lavish Habits label and will release a new EP of psyechedlic pop on October 16. Lavish Habits is also based out of San Francisco. lavish-habits.com
"Me and My Arrow" is a new track from AM and Producer/Drummer Joey Waronker. I believe this is the first record they have made together. AM described the collaboration: "I've always been a fan of Joey's drumming on Beck's Mutations and Sea Change albums so to be making a record together has been such a cool experience. It's really just him and I in a modest studio surrounded by synths, a few amps and one drum kit. Joey's playing drums and percussion and I'm basically doing the rest. I never fancied myself a multi-instrumentalist, but that's just how it worked out. The first time I tracked bass with him live I remember thinking how surreal it was...to be making music with someone who had played on some of your favorite records."
The new record comes out today. Tour dates are listed after the player. For more on AM check out amsounds.com
07/29 – Crossroads – Kansas City, MO* 07/31 – Deluxe at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN* 08/01 – Madison Theater – Covington, KY* 08/02 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH* 09/15 – Hideout Block Party – Chicago, IL 09/29 – Starry Nights Music Festival – Oakland, KY 10/01 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA** 10/02 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ** 10/03 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY** 10/04 – TT The Bear’s Place – Boston, MA** 10/08 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC** 10/09 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC** 10/10 – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA** 10/12 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX** 10/13 – Trees – Dallas, TX** * w/The Temper Trap ** w/Tennis
alt-J, a four piece band based in Leeds, will release their US debut on Sept 18 [Canvasback]. This track was released on Soundcloud. Tour dates are listed after the player. For more on the band check out altjband.com
08/01 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo 08/02 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop 08/05 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle w/ Chairlift 08/06 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT) 08/07 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands (SOLD OUT) 09/12 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom * 09/14 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas * 09/15 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel * 09/17 - Boston, MA - Great Scott * 09/18 - Montreal, QC - Petite Campus * 09/19 - Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar * 09/21 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle * 09/22 - Minneapolis, MN -Triple Rock * 09/25 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre w/ Grouplove * 09/26 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre w/ Grouplove * 09/30 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room w/ Blood Red Shoes (on sale July 23) 10/01 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore w/ Grouplove * 10/04 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pool - The Cosmopolitan w/ Grouplove * 10/08 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant w/ Grouplove * 10/09 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom w/ Grouplove * 10/11 - Houston, TX - House of Blues w/ Grouplove * 10/12 - Helotes, TX - Josabis w/ Grouplove * 10/13 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues w/ Grouplove * 10/14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
* This week I've spent a lot of time with the new Citizen Cope record. Over the years I've become a big fan of Clarence's music - a groove, lyrics and melody. On this record he seems to be channeling a little bit of Jack Johnson's vibe and it seems to work. I was listening to this back to back with the new Nickodemus record and thought it might be interesting to hear a Citizen Cope/Thievery Corporation collaboration one day. Anyway, my favorite track from the new record is "Something To Believe In":
* Old Crow Medicine Show's new record is doing really well on the charts [debut at #22 on Billboard]. "Carry Me Back" was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly).
* Old 97s are releasing an expanded 15th anniversary edition of "Too Far To Care" [Omnivore Recordings]
* Jade Tree is re-issuing the entire Pedro The Lion collection on vinyl
Pinback released a couple of Record Day singles last year but it's been about five years since Pinback released a full record. Both members have been very busy working on other projects icluding solo work and the band Three Mile Pilot. On October 16, the band will release "Information Retrieved" on the Temporary Residence label.