7/31/2012

Gardens & Villa @ South Coast Plaza Village

C.A.M.M. (Cinema.Art.Music.Movement)

August 4th, 2012 5pm-11pm
South Coast Plaza Village
1631 W Sunflower, Santa Ana
  
(CAMM after party at Detroit Bar with Penguin Prison DJ set)  

Live Performances by:
  
Gardens and Villa
Mr. Little Jeans 
Wildcat! Wildcat!
  
camm + after party  Click the image to visit the ticket page  

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7/30/2012

FEATHERS @ Glasslands










All photos taken in NYC by Daniel Murtagh.


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LAND OBSERVATIONS "ROMAN ROADS IV – XI"

 
 
DEBUT ALBUM - ROMAN ROADS IV – XI
 
RELEASE DATE:  SEPTEMBER 4th, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
Mute are pleased to announce the signing of Land Observations, and news of the debut release, Roman Roads IV - XI, out on September 4th, 2012.
 
Land Observations is the solo project of James Brooks, which debuted at the Short Circuit, presents Mute Festival at the Roundhouse in May 2011.
 
Brooks’ previous band, Appliance, released four critically acclaimed albums on Mute before disbanding. Since then, Brooks has developed his visual and audio art with various shows across the UK, North America and Europe (his current exhibition, The Information Exchange, is at Domobaal, London, WC1 until August 2012).
 
Throughout, music has remained a constant, with Brooks now connecting his conceptual approaches to instrumental musical compositions.
 
Attempts to develop a new project alongside the visual art meant that Brooks did a lot of home recording at his flat in Hackney, East London.
 
Land Observations, developed out of an interest in the former Roman roads that lay just a short walk from his front door - roads of communication and conquest that stretch from the old City of London and out across parts of Britain, Europe and beyond.
 
Land Observations witnesses Brooks exploring the power of minimalism via layered, repetitive electric VI string guitar – creating warm, evocative instrumentals.
 
Although Brooks spent considerable time researching Roman Roads-, with each of the compositions responding to the psychogeography of an individual road - this is not just a historical project, or an attempt to look only into the past. There is an obvious fascination with Roman Roads as man made structures, with their bold lines carving through the landscape, creating an album that's a reflection on the broader ideas of travel, momentum and progress.
 
Roman Roads IV - XI is released on Mute on CD, vinyl and download, with packaging featuring original drawings by Brooks.
 
The album was recorded at the Bridge and Tunnel Mobile, Berlin and engineered and mixed by Mark Bihler and James Brooks.
 
 
ROMAN ROADS IV-XI
Before the Kingsland Road
Aurelian Way
From Nero's Palace
Via Flaminia
Appian Way
The Chester Road
Portway
Battle Of Watling Street

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SCARLETT JOHANSSON AND LULU GAINSBOURG COVER

SCARLETT JOHANSSON AND LULU GAINSBOURG COVER SERGE'S
'BONNIE AND CLYDE'

LULU GAINSBOURG'S FROM GAINSBOURG TO LULU DEBUT LP OUT OCT. 30 FEATURING RUFUS  WAINWRIGHT, JOHNNY DEPP + VANESSA PARADIS,
 IGGY POP, AND MORE
 
Download 'Bonnie and Clyde' at SoundCloud (Available to Post)  
   
 
 
Scarlett Johansson has teamed up with Lulu Gainsbourg, son of iconic French artist Serge Gainsbourg and Bambou (actress, model and singer), to release a unique cover of 'Bonnie and Clyde.' The single is the first track to be released in the US from Lulu's tribute album to his father, and will be available via ITunes on July 31st. Slated for an October 30 release with MBM Records, From Gainsbourg to Lulu is a special collection of covers handpicked by Lulu, including collaborations with Rufus Wainwright, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, Iggy Pop, and more. Lulu and several guests on the album will perform select shows in NYC this winter.
 
Born Lucien Gainsbourg, Lulu is the half-brother to world-renowned actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg. He started playing piano when he was five years old and later attended the Music Conservatory of Paris at the age of eight. Accepted into Berklee College in 2007, Lulu composed a song for French singer and actor Marc Lavoine's 2009 album Volume 10 during his term, and assisted Beck who produced his sister's third studio album entitled IRM.
From Gainsbourg to Lulu is a project that he considers as a heartfelt gift to his father. Lulu took it upon himself to select the tracks he knew would best pay homage to his father's work, as well as reach out directly to all of the guest artists himself to bring the album together. Working on the release was a labor of love for Lulu, who acted mainly as a producer/director, skillfully crafting each song with his own influence to compliment the guests. Now a graduate of Berklee, and off the back of a successful release in France to critical acclaim, Lulu is permanently living in New York and ready to spread his new legacy in the US.     

For more info, please visit:
http://www.mbmrecords.com/lulu
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Alessi's Ark "Notes from the Treehouse"




Alessi’s Ark to Release 2009 Debut Album, Notes from the Treehouse, for the First Time in North America

Stream the Album Early on Spotify for Inspiration in Album Cover Art Contest

Haw River, NC - July 30, 2012 - Alessi’s Ark, the musical project from British folk-popster Alessi Laurent-Marke, will digitally release her debut album, Notes from the Treehouse, for the first time in North America Sept. 18. The album was only available in the UK after its 2009 EMI/Virgin debut; her most recent effort, Time Travel, was released in September 2011 on Bella Union North America.

Since this isn’t your typical release, the self-proclaimed crafting enthusiast is looking for designers to create an exclusive North American release album cover. Alessi has teamed up with music design contest site, Creative Allies, to host the competition.

It’s hard to create an unreleased album’s cover art without some music for inspiration - which is where Spotify comes in. The site is the exclusive contest partner, and the only place to check out the album in North America before its September digital release. Designers and artist will be able to stream the album in full only on Spotify, helping to inform their design submissions.

After the contest ends, fans will also get a chance to vote on their choices for the winning cover over on Alessi’s Facebook page. The top entries will battle it out for Likes, and both the designers of the fan favorite and Alessi’s pick will win music and swag from Alessi and Bella Union - on top of seeing their artwork at digital retailers.

Notes from the Treehouse was recorded in Omaha, NE when Alessi was only 17 years old. Featuring members of Bright Eyes, infamous producer Mike Mogis was at the helm. Now a seasoned pro, she is working on a follow-up to her last album Time Travel this summer in Athens, Ga. She has toured with Laura Marling, Laura Veirs and Mumford and Sons.

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Jesca Hoop "Hospital (Win Your Love)"

Jesca Hoop Releases Video for

“Hospital (Win Your Love)”
 
 
Click HERE To Watch “Hospital (Win Your Love)”
(Please post and share!)
 
Jesca Hoop is getting ready to kick off a west coast tour in support of her new album The House That Jack Built (out now on Bella Union) alongside Jesse Harris. Before she departs, Jesca is sharing the video for album track “Hospital (Win Your Love),” which just premiered on Paste, click HERE to check it out (and feel free to post and share!)  The surreal video, filled with sprinkles lipstick, pigtails and hospital gowns, depicts Hoop as an overgrown child and hospital patient, offering a whimsical take on the pain caused by venturing down memory lane.
 
“Hospital (Win Your Love)” tackles “a human quality that causes us to crave injury”.  As Jesca explains, “I recall daydreaming as a child about going to the hospital and fantasizing about the way my family would cater to me if I were to come home with a broken arm, or how cool I would look to my peers if i showed up at school with a black eye!”
 
New album The House That Jack Built has been the recipient of outstanding reviews and is the follow up to 2009’s Hunting My Dress.  The House That Jack Built deftly showcases Jesca’s unflinching tendency to pull focus from widescreen to close-up.  Part siren song, part grim warning, it achieves a perspective-warping balance between the haunting intimacy of Hoop’s delivery and an unconfined air of horizon-scanning grandeur from the outset.
 
Jesca Hoop Tour Dates
08/07: Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at the Coronet
08/08: San Diego, CA @ Anthology
08/09: Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
08/10: Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints (Record Store Performance)
08/11: Ventura, CA @ Zoey's
08/12: Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
08/13: Oakland, CA @ Yoshi's
08/14: Nevada City, CA @ Haven Underground
08/16: Portland, OR @ Alberta Rose Theatre
08/17: Seattle, WA @ Empty Sea Studios
08/18: Eugene, OR @ Sam Bounds Garage
 

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2012 Decibel Festival Full Lineup: Sept 26-30th 2012



2012 Decibel Festival Full Lineup - 30+ new performers added!

30+ performers have been added to the 2012 9th Annual Decibel International Festival including the legendary DJ Shadow, MiMOSA, Tycho, Star Slinger, Tipper, Dam-Funk, Clark, Jimmy Edgar, Sepalcure, Public Lover, MachinedrumGeorge FitzGeraldPeter Van HoesenObjektBrailleJeff SamuelGroudislavaEpromAntiVJB.BravoKeyboard Kid and more.
 
Previously announced headliners for this trend-setting festival, known as the SXSW of electronic music, include Orbital, The Cannabinoids featuring Erykah Badu, Kimbra, Carl Craig, Shpongle, Matthew Dear, Ariel Pink and Star Slinger. See lineup of over 130 artists on flyer below or artist bios on the festival website. STILL more to be announced.
 




ABOUT DECIBEL FESTIVAL
Decibel Festival is an annual Seattle festival of electronic music, performance, visual art and new media. Generally taking place the last week of September, it has booked over 800 artists ranging from experimental, to leading-edge electronic dance music and visual art. With a focus on live performance, interactive multimedia art, state-of-the-art sound and technology-based education, Decibel has solidified itself as one of the premier electronic music festivals and promotional organizations in the world.

For the 9th Annual Festival, Decibel expects to hit 30k attendees this year with over 130 artists from 19 different countries, plus dozens of educational speakers, making Decibel Festival an oracle for the growth of the entire international electronic music scene. The entire festival will takes place from September 26-30 at over 14 venues in Seattle, Washington.

The schedule, venues and line-up can be found below and on the Decibel website. 2nd Tier discount passes are available online and at various outlets until they sell out.

2012 Decibel Festival Schedule announced!
Click on the below showcase titles to purchase individual tickets 
dB12 Boat Party and AftdB in Duber Party Schedules coming August 1st
Still more festival showcases to be annuonced
   
Wednesday September 26

Kimbra
Kimbra  //  The Stepkids
Showbox at the Market  //  Doors at 9PM  // all ages

dB in Dub
Monolake + Tarik Barri  //  bvdub  //  Cyanwave
Neumos  //  Doors at 9PM  //  21+

Warp Showcase
Clark  //  Jimmy Edgar  //  MachineDrum
The Crocodile  //  Doors at 9PM  //  all-ages

Beat Prodigies
Dabrye  //  Katie Kate  //  Keyboard Kid
Barboza  //  Doors at 9:30PM  //  21+

Global Selektors 1
Appleblim  //  Jeff Samuel
Re-bar  //  Doors at 10PM  //  21+

OPTICAL 1 : GHOSTS IN THE SHADOWS
Robert Henke  //  Brock Van Wey  //  dalot
The Triple Door  //  Doors at 5:00PM  //  all-ages


Thursday September 27

Halcyonic
Orbital  //  Paul Chambers
Paramount Theatre  //  Doors at 8pm  //  all-ages

Shpongle presents The Masquerade
Shpongle  //  Phutureprimitive
Neptune Theatre  //  Doors at 8pm  //  all-ages

Starborne
MiMOSA  //  Tipper  //  Starkey
Showbox at the Market  //  Doors at 9PM  //  all-ages

Jet Jam presents
Star Slinger  //  Baths  //  Shlohmo (DJ set)
Neumos  //  Doors at 9PM  //  21+

Pop Fusion
Houses  //  port-royal  //  k.flay  //  Kids and Explosions
The Crocodile  //  Doors at 9PM  //  all-ages

Surefire Presents
Objekt  //  Kuedo  //  xxxy
Baltic Room  //  Doors at 9PM  //  21+

Dropping Gems Showcase
Balam Acab  //  Devonwho  //  Natasha Kmeto  //  DJAO
Barboza  //  Doors at 9:30PM  //  21+

Global Selektors 2
DVS1  //  Robag Wruhme  //  Peter Van Hoesen
Re-bar  //  Doors at 10PM  //  21+

Modern Love Showcase
Andy Stott  //  Demdike Stare  //  Cut Hands
Melrose Market Studios  //  Doors at 10PM  //  21+

OPTICAL 2 : ASCENSION
Maria Minerva  //  Julianna Barwick  //  Lulacruza  //  Anenon
The Triple Door  //  Doors at 5:00PM  //  all-ages


Friday September 28

Renegades of Funk
The Cannabinoids feat. Erykah Badu  //  The Starship Connection
Paramount Theatre  //  Doors at 8pm  //  all-ages

Shpongle presents The Masquerade
Shpongle  //  Phidelity
Neptune Theatre  //  Doors at 8pm  //  all-ages

Motor City Masters
Carl Craig 69 Live  //  Octave One  //  Terrence Parker
Showbox at the Market  //  Doors at 9PM  //  all-ages

Decadance
Dragonette  //  Icona Pop  //  The Knocks
Neumos  //  Doors at 9PM  //  21+


Ariel Pink  //  Dam-Funk  //  Bodyguard
The Crocodile  //  Doors at 9PM  //  all-ages

XLR8R Presents
Actress  //  Teengirl Fantasy  //  Gulls
Baltic Room  //  Doors at 9PM  //  21+

Midnight Shift Presents
Deetron  //  Oxia  //  Basic Soul Unit  //  Norman Chung
Re-bar  //  Doors at 9PM  //  21+

Raster-Noton Showcase
Byetone  //  Kangding Ray  //  EmptySet  //  AntiVJ
Melrose Market Studios  //  Doors at 10PM  //  21+

How Deep is Your Love
Dixon  //  Ripperton
Q  //  Doors at 10PM  //  21+

OPTICAL 3 : TOUCH.30
Fennesz + Jon Wozencroft Present Liquid Music  //  Biosphere  //  The Sight Below
The Nordstrom Recital Hall  //  Doors at 6PM  //  all-ages
 

Saturday September 29

Pioneers of Rhythm
DJ Shadow  //  MartyParty  //  Eprom
Showbox SoDo  //  Doors at 9pm  //  all-ages

Ghostly International Showcase
Matthew Dear  //  Tycho  //  Lusine
Showbox at the Market  //  Doors at 9PM  //  all-ages

Cerebral Vortex
Max Cooper  //  Roman Flugel  //  Matt Tolfrey
Neumos  //  Doors at 9PM  //  21+

Hotflush Showcase
Sepalcure  //  George FitzGerald  //  Braile
Baltic Room  //  Doors at 9PM  //  21+

Global Selektors 3
Axel Boman  //  MANIK
Re-bar  //  Doors at 10PM  //  21+

High and Tight Presents
Roman Flugel  //  Nina Kraviz  //  Dave Aju
Q  //  Doors at 10PM  //  21+

OPTICAL 4 : Discreet Tones
Nils Frahm  //  Orcas  //  Sylvain Chauveau  //  CFCF
Broadway Performance Hall  //  Doors at 6PM  //  all-ages


Sunday September 30

dB Finale 
John Talabot (live)  //  Public Lover feat. Bruno Pronsato and Ninca Leece  //
 Pezzner World Debut Live Set
Neumos  //  Doors at 9PM  //  21+

Autonomous Music Presents
Emancipator  //  Yppah  //  The Great Mundane  //  Anomie Belle
The Crocodile  //  Doors at 9PM  //  all-ages

FoF Music Showcase
Shlohmo (live set)  //  Salva  //  Groundislava  //  Lazy Brow
Baltic Room  //  Doors at 9PM  //  21+

Nueva Forma Showcase
A Gap Between  //  The Bear and The Sea  //  IG88  //  wndfrm
Barboza  //  Doors at 9:30PM  //  21+

OPTICAL 5 : Undercurrent
Windy and Carl  //  Christina Vantzou  //  Loscil
The Triple Door  //  Doors at 5PM  //  all-ages

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7/29/2012

Foxygen on the road with La Sera











photos by Alexander Laurence
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La Sera + Foxygen @ Biltmore (Vancouver)







All photos taken in Vancouver BC by BEV DAVIES.
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7/27/2012

Alessi's Ark "Notes From The Treehouse"




From Alessi:

'Notes from the Tree House' has been released for the first time in the U.S this month. I hope you enjoy these older songs!


To celebrate and piece together something new with something older, I invite you to re-imagine a new album cover for 'Notes from the Tree House'.  I'll be teaming up with the music design contest site Creative Allies to hold the contest and reward the best design - visit HERE to check it out.  Get inspiration by streaming the album exclusively on Spotify, before it's released digitally with the new cover later this year (UK friends, you can still stream it here).

I hope you find fun to be had and am excited to see where the pen/pencil/brush takes you!


       
           For inspiration -------------------------------->





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Liars @ Doug Fir Lounge (PDX)

 




All photos taken in Portland by Christiana Tuck.
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7/26/2012

Liars @ Doug Fir PDX (live)





All photos taken in Portland taken by Christiana Tuck.
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Nosaj Thing @ Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park



Nosaj Thing @ Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park Thursday July 26th

photo: Angel Ceballos
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BLACK LIPS RELEASE NEW VIDEO "NOC-A-HOMA"

BLACK LIPS RELEASE NEW VIDEO "NOC-A-HOMA" IN CONJUNCTION WITH VICE AND RAY-BAN'S NEVER HIDE NOISE

A DOWN-IN-THE-DUMPS NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEF REGAINS HIS PRIDE AND GOES TRIBAL PUNK


Today VICE & Ray-Ban premiere the video for the Black Lips' raucous two-minute homage to Chief Noc-A-Homa, the famed former mascot of the Atlanta Braves from the 1950s until 1986. Chief Noc-A-Homa is one of baseball's most beloved mascots who was best know for emerging from a tepee in the bleachers to rally the hometown crowd into a frenzy. In their song, "Noc-A-Homa," the Black Lips, Atlanta natives and diehard Braves fans, tell the story from Chief Noc-A-Homa's point of view, a proud Native American who has been humiliated and made into a caricature of his ancestors for the amusement of drunken fans who pelt him with boiled peanuts.

In the music video, the Black Lips partner up with director Sandy Kim to produce a telling of this tragic story. In the Black Lips' version, Chief Noc-A-Homa enacts revenge on all those who humiliated him, donning his old costume and handing out sweet justice. This time it's the Chief who comes out on top.


WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
http://youtu.be/AuAY6rErYJ4

Black Lips // Noc-A-Homa
Black Lips // Noc-A-Homa

"Noc-A-Homa," is from the Black Lips latest release, Arabia Mountain, out now on VICE Records. Buy it now.
 

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7/25/2012

Martha Wainwright reveals details of forthcoming album



Martha Wainwright reveals details of forthcoming album

Come Home To Mama due 10/16 on V2/Cooperative Music


Produced by Yuka C Honda, and written by Martha Wainwright, Come Home To Mama (V2 / Cooperative Music) is an emotional rollercoaster that dazzles throughout.

Recorded earlier this year in New York City, mostly at Sean Lennon's home studio, Come Home To Mama has the passionate angst of her 2005 debut coupled with the twisted pop of 2008's I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too.

In the past, Martha worked with husband Brad Albetta but this time out chose Yuka C Honda (Cibo Matto) to add a feminine touch. Her husband, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, provides the musical thread throughout this captivating disc.

Guest musicians include Thomas Bartlett, keyboards; Brad Albetta, bass and drummer Jim White.

"Making this record was a totally different experience," Martha says. "Yuka's approach was very open. Sometimes I would just demo the song, singing in the closet which served as the vocal booth, then she would build the track around that. In other instances we would jam with a few musicians and try to get a live take.

 "This record is a culmination of my life experiences so far. Everything changed for me a couple years ago and this record is a representation of that and a return to the reason I started writing songs," she adds. "I can't wait to hit the road with my family and new band in tow."

Full tracklisting for Come Home To Mama

1. I Am Sorry 
2. Can You Believe It                        
3. Radio Star
4. Proserpina
5. Leave Behind
6. Four Black Sheep
7. Some People
8. I Wanna Make An Arrest
9. All Your Clothes
10. Everything Wrong
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Taken By Trees Release New Video for "Dreams"

Taken By Trees Release New Video for "Dreams" Other Worlds out October 2 on Secretly Canadian

Taken By Trees has released a new video for the track "Dreams" today at Gawker. "Dreams" is the first single off of Taken By Trees' forthcoming album, Other Worlds. The piece was shot & directed by Amanda Marsalis, who worked closely with Trees' mastermind Victoria Bergsman while Bergsman recorded in Hawaii. 
 
 
If the track itself is what Baeble Music calls a "Hammock Simulator," the video is a full-on Vacation Holodeck. Marsalis presents the viewer with a vicarious yet astonishingly intimate exploration of the Hawaiian landscape led by Bergsman herself. The lush plant life, beachscapes and gorgeous sunsets are all on stunning display. Marsalis says, "Victoria and I created an intimate dream world in Hawaii. The final piece is a true collaboration."
 
The 12" single for "Dreams" is available for pre-order now and features the album version, an extended instrumental and dub version of the track. Other Worlds will be released October 2 on Secretly Canadian.
 
Taken By Trees will play a handful of US shows this summer, performing later this month at Gorilla vs Bear II in Dallas as well as the food & music party Noisette sponsored by Noise Pop in San Francisco. Victoria herself will DJ at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on August 24 as part of the PLAY MOCA Festival, a multimedia event series with performances by Cults and Lord Huron and visuals by Emmett Malloy. The group will then play a special record release party with guests Big Search at LA's Bootleg Theater on September 26 before heading out on tour with Jens Lekman this fall. Full dates are listed below.
 
PRAISE FOR TAKEN BY TREES 
"Utterly transportive"
-GORILLA VS. BEAR

"Blissful pop" -STEREOGUM

"Lending her shy detachment to Peter Bjorn and John's world-conquering "Young Folks", she participated in a moment likely to define Swedish pop for many casual listeners…[East of Eden is] a masterful, hypnotic album that draws on a world of influences but is ultimately limited by none."
-PITCHFORK

"She transforms a Sufi song into a lullaby, and like her simultaneously near-and-distant voice, turns a faraway place into home." -FILTER

TOUR DATES:
07/28/12 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater, GvsB II
w/ Glass Candy + Chromatics, Twin Sister, Laurel Halo - TICKETS
08/04/12 - San Francisco, CA - Noisette at Public Works **NEW LOCATION** 
w/ The Dodos, Pillowfight, Craft Spells - TICKETS
08/24/12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, PLAY MOCA Festival
09/26/12 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater w/ Big Search
10/01/12 - Bloomington, IN - Buskirk-Chumley Theater*
10/02/12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall*
10/04/12 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix*
10/05/12 - Montreal, QB - National*
10/06/12 - Boston, MA - Royale*
10/08/12 - New York, NY - Terminal 5*
10/11/12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
10/12/12 - Washington, DC - 930 Club*
10/13/12 - Richmond, VA - National*
10/15/12 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle*
10/16/12 - Atlanta, GA - Variety*
11/01/12 - Seattle, WA - Neptune*
11/02/12 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom*
11/03/12 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater*
11/05/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore Auditorium*
11/06/12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre*
11/08/12 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern*
11/09/12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom*
11/12/12 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater*
11/13/12 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk*
11/14/12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's*
 
* = w/Jens Lekman

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MAXIMO PARK "The National Health"


 
MAXIMO PARK
OFFERS EVEN MORE RECREATION:
THE DOUBLE PLATINUM POWERHOUSE,
ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE TICKET BUNDLE VIA
STRAIGHT TO THE SUN RECORDS

NEW ALBUM "THE NATIONAL HEALTH"
NOW AVAILABLE DIGITALLY IN THE US
PHYSICAL RELEASE DATE AUGUST 28
 
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, ZAMBRI, & STAGNANT POOLS ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORTING ACTS
ON MAXIMO PARK’S FIRST TOUR IN 5 YEARS

KILLER NEW “HIPS AND LIPS” REMIX BY LINTON BROWN
NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE MP3 POSTING:
 
 

"The album’s title track [The National Health] is the sort of runaway jittery guitar anthem that we’re not getting quite so often from the UK’s postpunk revivalists anymore."
--- STEREOGUM
 
"Maxïmo Park have always been best at their fastest, when they sprint through verses into choruses and back out again just as quickly. That's thanks mostly to singer Paul Smith, who has a unique ability to slip into controlled mania like a jockey cracking a whip.”
--- PITCHFORK
 
“Maxïmo Park live at the crossroads of 
Joy Division, Franz Ferdinand and early Joe Jackson…”
- ROLLING STONE
 
"Maximo Park are back with their quintessential furiously fast-paced indie rock – and it’s great."
--- MUSO'S GUIDE

NEW YORK, NY, July 20, 2012 - Maximo Park, the double platinum powerhouse from New Castle, is back with not only vengeance but the new release of their 4th album “The National Health” via Straight To The Sun Records (part of The Musebox Label Group), which was released digitally on July 3 with a physical release date of August 28, and will be supported by their first tour in five years including eight US dates.  Maximo Park has announced today that the supporting acts for their US tour dates will include Stagnant Pools, Zambri, and the buzzed about LA quintet The Neighbourhood.

To celebrate Maximo Park’s latest release and US tour dates, the band has partnered with Straight To The Sun Records to offer an exclusive concert ticket bundle that includes: one ticket to the US show date of your choice, free album download and autographed physical album.

Maximo Park ticket bundle via Straight To The Sun Records is available below until August 31, 2012:

“The National Health” is a compilation of 13 invigorated, lyrically rich tracks that manifest a fresh twist on the band’s signature power-pop anthems.  Since taking the world by storm in 2005 with their critically acclaimed opus “A Certain Trigger,” followed by “Our Earthly Pleasures” (2007) and “Quicken the Heart” (2009) and selling over 2 million records world wide to date, Newcastle’s mavens of jittery, slick pop will be embarking on a US trek of select cities this fall in support of their latest brainchild “The National Health”, a joint venture between the band’s own Daylighting Records label and brand new North American label Straight To The Sun Records, a part of the Musebox Label Group.

Maximo Park’s Paul Smith says, "we’ve been waiting for a few years to make our return to North America and now, with “The National Health” under our belts, we’re pleased to announce some new dates! The new album is a crowd-pleasing blockbuster (in our not so humble opinion!) so spread the word and let’s make these shows special. We assure our American friends we’ll make it up to them with a dose of pure, melodic, ROCK!”

Maximo Park also just released a brand new remix of their hit single “Hips and Lips” by Linton Brown, which is now available as a free mp3 download.  Be the first to share it with your online readers here:

 
 
 
MAXIMO PARK TOUR DATES:
 
9-10: Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA
OPENING ACTS – The Neighbourhood, Stagnant Pools
 
9-12: World Café Live Downstairs – Philadelphia, PA
OPENING ACTS – Stagnant Pools, Zambri
 
9-13: Webster Hall – New York, NY
OPENING ACTS – Stagnant Pools, Zambri
 
9-15: U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
OPENING ACTS – The Neighbourhood, Stagnant Pools
 
9-17 Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
OPENING ACTS – The Neighbourhood, Stagnant Pools
 
9-20 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
OPENING ACTS – The Neighbourhood, Zambri
 
9-21 El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
OPENING ACTS – The Neighbourhood, Zambri
 
 

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