The Black Angels  
Blue Horizon is excited to debut "Evil Things," a new track from The Black Angels. The song, which is available for posting HERE, is off their upcoming album Indigo Meadow, out April 2nd. RollingStone.com premiered "Evil Things," calling it "a heavy-duty headbanger built around a foreboding guitar riff." The track is available now on iTunes as an instant download with pre-orders HERE.

"Evil Things" focuses on a man and a woman on opposite sides of a conflict who meet on a war-torn battlefield. Frontman Alex Maas elaborated on this concept to Rolling Stone, saying "they come to the realization that, by nature, humans have the capacity to be either evil or benevolent, empathetic and compassionate. They share an obvious mutual concern for the human condition, but don't feel as though they are doing anything to make things better. They ask themselves: 'What am I going to do with the power that I have?' This song asks that question."

The Black Angels' most revelatory collection thus far, Indigo Meadow marks the Austin, Texas-based band's fourth full-length release, following 2010's acclaimed Phosphene Dream. Once again The Black Angels prove themselves the undisputed avatars of contemporary psychedelic rock, simultaneously exalting the genre's kaleidoscopic past as they thrust it ever further into the future.
Now a quartet, the band - with the able support of producer John Congleton (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Clinic, Explosions In The Sky) - have brought new focus to their wide-ranging songcraft, their righteous riffs and dogmatic drones gaining increased power as they fuel a more expansive emotional trajectory.  The ominous organ grooves and carpet-bombing beats still resonate with feral rush and napalm fire, but songs like "Love Me Forever" and the bottomless blue title track see more than a little light piercing the Black Angels' notorious heart of darkness. 

Founded in 2004, The Black Angels have been the spearhead of the post-millennial psychedelic movement, picking up the mantle of their hometown's long lysergic history and reinvigorating it with progressive political commentary and unrestrained creativity and ambition.  Long hailed for their monumental live sets, The Black Angels will celebrate the arrival of Indigo Meadow with a major North American tour, set to get underway April 4th at Athens, GA's Georgia Theatre and then culminating with a May 26th date at San Antonio, TX's appropriately named White Rabbit.  Support comes from a stellar line-up of lysergically like-minded artists, including Allah-Las, Elephant Stone, Hanni El Khatib, and Wall of Death (see attached itinerary). 

The Black Angels:  Christian Bland - guitar, drone machine/organ * Alex Maas - vocals, bass, organ, drone machine * Stephanie Bailey - drums, percussion * Kyle Hunt - keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.theblackangels.comwww.facebook.com/theblackangels.tx, and http://twitter.com/_theblackangels.


4                        Athens, GA                        Georgia Theatre #
5                        Asheville, NC                        The Orange Peel #
6                        Washington, DC            Black Cat #
7                          Philadelphia, PA              Union Transfer #
8                         New York, NY                        Webster Hall #
11                         Boston, MA                         Royale #
12                        Montreal, QC                        Le National #
13                        Toronto, ON                        Danforth Music Hall #
15                         Detroit, MI                         Magic Stick #
16                          Cleveland, OH              Beachland Ballroom #
17                         Columbus, OH             Newport Music Hall #
19                         Chicago, IL                         Vic Theatre #
20                         Minneapolis, MN             Fine Line Music Cafe #
21                         Omaha, NE                         The Waiting Room #
22                         Lawrence, KS                         Granada #
26-28                         Austin, TX                         Austin Psych Fest

2                         Baton Rouge, LA             Spanish Moon %
3                         Birmingham, AL             WorkPlay Theatre %
5                         Nashville, TN                        Mercy Lounge %
7                         Indianapolis, IN             The Vogue %
8                         St. Louis, MO                         The Firebird %
10                         Boulder, CO                         Boulder Theater %
11                         Salt Lake City, UT             The Depot %
13                         Seattle, WA                         Neptune Theatre %
14                         Vancouver, BC             Commodore Ballroom %
15                         Portland, OR                         Wonder Ballroom %
17                         San Francisco, CA             The Fillmore %
18                         Pomona, CA                         The Glass House  ^
19                         Solana Beach, CA             Belly Up Tavern ^
21                         Los Angeles, CA             Mayan Theatre ^
22                         Tucson, AZ                         Club Congress ^
24                         Houston, TX                         Fitzgerald's ^
25                         Dallas, TX                         Granada Theater ^
26                         San Antonio, TX             White Rabbit ^

# w/Allah-Las, Elephant Stone
% w/Hanni El Khatib, Wall of Death
^ w/Wall of Death

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The Deer Tracks come to the East Coast

photo: Angel Ceballos

Sweden's The Deer Tracks are touring in celebration of the release of their new album, The Archer Trilogy Pt. 3, which is came out on February 12 via The Control Group.

The Deer Tracks will be heading to the US for performances at SXSW in Austin, TX.


The Deer Tracks -- 2013 Tour Dates

2/26/13 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
2/27/13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
2/28/13 - Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar Room
3/01/13 - Montreal, QC - Divian Orange
3/02/13 - New York, NY - Piano's
3/03/13 - Somerville, MA - Johnny D's
3/04/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
3/06/13 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
3/07/13 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
3/08/13 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
3/09/13 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory
SXSW - Austin, TX
3/17/13 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
3/18/13 - Wichita, KS - Rock Island Live
3/19/13 - Denver, CO - Lion's Lair
3/21/13 - San Diego, CA - Quality Social
3/23/13 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside

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Sub Pop Shares Release Details for Still Corners Strange Pleasures


Sub Pop Shares Release Details for Still Corners Strange Pleasures,  
Offer Download of Lead Single “Berlin Lovers”

“Berlin Lovers” MP3 premiere with ‘Pitchfork’;
Plus - May UK tour dates announced

Download “Berlin Lovers” here (email required).
Sub Pop is pleased to share the news that London-based duo Still Corners will release its exquisite new album Strange Pleasures, the follow up to Creatures Of An Hour, the band’s acclaimed 2011 debut, on May 6 in Europe and May 7 in North America via Sub Pop. The album will be available on CD, LP and digitally, and is led by the single “Berlin Lovers” (see also Pitchfork track review February 25), as well as highlights “Beginning to Blue”, “Future Age,” “Beatcity,” and the previously released album teaser, “Fireflies”.  Strange Pleasures was produced by band leader Greg Hughes at his Greenwich studio in London. Please find a full tracklisting below.
Still Corners will support Strange Pleasures with European and North American tour dates throughout 2013, beginning with a short UK trek that kicks-off on May 3 in Liverpool at Sound City and ends May 11 in Bristol at Louisiana. There will be a North American tour announcement in the coming weeks. Please find a current tour schedule below.
More on Still Corners Strange Pleasures:
Riding that insatiable kinesis over the last two years has resulted in Hughes, along with singing accomplice Tessa Murray, fashioning a devastating sophomore album, Strange Pleasures, which is surely destined to usher Still Corners to a deserved place at cerebral dream-pop’s high table. Where its predecessor soared on sugared layers of shoegazing-infused retro-futurism, Strange Pleasures proffers a leaner, more acute extrapolation of ’80s-suffused song and studio craft, navigating a sinuous trajectory between velveteen Angelo Badalamenti noir-pop torch song sophistication and ethereal Cocteau Twins beauty, with exquisite meanders through the glacial but mellifluous territory first mapped by Modern English, The Cure and The Passions, with nods along the way to cool, graceful detachment a la ’80s Euro avant-poppers such as Bernthøler and Virna Lindt (read more at Sub Pop).
What people are saying about Still Corners:
"Another dreamy, widescreen pop gem"  - ["Berlin Lovers" Track Post] Gorilla Vs. Bear
"Fireflies"... is no less beholden to the past-- only, this time, the band's drawing from the spangly, huge-sounding sounds of 1980s synth-pop. The change suits them well, as it's their most immediate and starry-eyed song to date, with Tessa Murray's multi-tracked vocals navigating their way through gorgeously empty terrain dotted with cymbal washes and gently pulsing synth tones.” - [“Fireflies” Track Review, "Best New Track”] Pitchfork
“Called “Fireflies,” the tune leans closer to 1980s dance music than previous atmospheric offering, Creatures Of An Hour. It’s still full of the band’s signature dreaminess.” - Under The Radar
“...A wonderful surprise” - [“Fireflies” Track Review] Refinery 29 
Still Corners 
Strange Pleasures 
01. The Trip
02. Beginning To Blue
03. I Can’t Sleep
04. All I Know
05. Fireflies
06. Berlin Lovers
07. Future Age
08. Going Back to Strange
09. Beatcity
10. Midnight Drive
11. We Killed the Moonlight
12. Strange Pleasures
Tour Dates
May 03 -  Liverpool, UK - Sound City --  http://www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk/home/tickets-and-info.aspx
May 04 - Leeds, UK - Live At Leeds --  https://www.lunatickets.co.uk/news_item_page.php?newsID=247
May 05 - Salford, UK - SFTOC / St. Philips Church --  http://soundsfromtheothercity.com/tickets/
May 06 - Brighton, UK - The Albert -- http://www.wegottickets.com/event/208844
May 08 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms -- http://www.greenmind.co.uk
May 10 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds -- http://birminghampromoters.com
May 11 - Bristol, UK - Louisiana -- http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/40677

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Crime & The City Solution "Goddess"

“GODDESS” Single Out March 5th
Out March 26th 
Crime & The City Solution have just released a psychedelic video, directed by Denielle de Picciotto, for their first single, “Goddess”, from their upcoming album American Twilight (out March 26th) Mixed by renowned producer Flood, “Goddess” is one of the most celebratory songs from the album, with such jubilant lyrics as “Love the light of which you give / A human touch eternal gift / Against the dark a gentle face / I celebrate your sensual grace / Oh Goddess”.  “Goddess” will be released digitally on March 5th and pre-order for American Twilightis available now

After a two-decade hiatus, the legendary Crime & The City Solution are back! Newly incarnated and now based in Detroit, the octet return March 26th with a new album, American Twilight.
This latest embodiment of Crime & The City Solution sees Berlin era members Simon Bonney (vocals), Bronwyn Adams (violin) and Alexander Hacke (guitar), joined by renowned visual artist Danielle de Picciotto, Jim White (drums - Dirty Three, Cat Power), David Eugene Edwards (guitar - 16 Horsepower, Wovenhand), Troy Gregory (bass - Witches) and Matthew Smith (Moog / keyboards - Outrageous Cherry, Volebeats).

Formed by Simon Bonney at the age of 16, Crime & The City Solution’s early performancesin Sydney had a big impact on key figures in the early Melbourne art-punk/post punk scene.In 1984, Bad Seed Mick Harvey shipped Bonney to England to form the London-based Crime. There they joined forces with the brilliant and ever-influential ex-Birthday Party guitarist Rowland S Howard, his brother Harry Howard on bass and Epic Soundtracks on drums. Two years later, after the release of an album and several EPs, and tours across Europe, the UK and US the London lineup reached its zenith. The band celebrated its finale with a historic swansong performance in Wim Wenders’ cinematic masterpiece ‘Wings of Desire’. Bonney then removed himself to Berlin, where a new phase of Crime would b egin.

Bonney has said his true voice and the definitive sound he sought emerged with the subsequent, Berlin-based incarnation of Crime & The City Solution. Comprised of 50% Berliner, the new collective consequently drew less from Melbourne post punk scene roots, and embraced a more explorative musical approach. The end result was a more experimental sound indicative of the musical inclinations of the current lineup: Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alex Hacke on guitar, ex-DAF/Liaisons Dangereuses electronic genius Chrislo Haas on vintage Korg patchbay synth, free jazz trio bassist Thomas Stern, with Australians Mick Harvey on drums and Bonney’s lyrical collaborator Bronwyn Adams on violin. This second Berlin manifestation released three studio albums and a live CD between 1986 and 199 1.

Following well received US and European tours at the end of 2012, Crime & The City Solution shared new tracks “The Colonel (Doesn’t Call Anymore)”, “Goddess” and the title track from the forthcoming American Twilight. With growing anticipation for the release of this new album, they are offering for download another new track, “My Love Takes Me There”.

Also be sure to watch the album trailer, which features part of the title track.

My Love Takes Me There
Riven Man
The Colonel (Doesn't Call Anymore)
Beyond Good And Evil
American Twilight
Streets Of West Memphis
Crime & the City Solution: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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How To Destroy Angels announce some shows




Photo credit: How to destroy angels_

How to destroy angels_ is a collective from Los Angeles composed of Mariqueen Maandig, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Rob Sheridan. After previously announcing their live debut at Coachella, HTDA are now proud to announce additional April tour dates in select North American cities with direct presales for a limited number of tickets going live on February 27th. To view all of the dates scroll down or visit tour.destroyangels.com. In anticipation of their March 5th release date, the collective is currently streaming their debut LP, Welcome oblivion, via Pitchfork Advance. The vinyl edition of Welcome oblivion will feature two exclusive songs entitled "The province of fear" and "Unintended consequences" and also comes with a white label version of the vinyl release on CD. The preceding release, An omen EP_, is currently available for purchase via Amazon (vinyl), iTunes(digital), and from the collective's own website here (digital including lossless).

Watch: "The loop closes" - http://vimeo.com/56805766 

Watch: "Ice Age" - http://vimeo.com/54507716

Tour Dates:

4.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella *

4.13 - Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Theatre

4.17 - Monterey, CA - The Golden State Theatre

4.18 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom

4.19 - Indio, CA - Coachella

4.21 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theater

4.23 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre

4.25 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy

4.27 - Boston, MA - House of Blues

4.28 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre

4.29 - New York, NY - The Apollo Theater

*Live debut

How to destroy angels_
Welcome oblivion
(3/5/13, Columbia Records)
Pre-order CD and Vinyl


1 The wake-up
2 Keep it together
3 And the sky began to scream
4 Welcome oblivion
5 Ice age
6 On the wing
7 Too late, all gone
8 How long?
9 Strings and attractors
10 We fade away
11 Recursive self-improvement
12 The loop closes
13 Hallowed ground

Vinyl (includes 2 exclusive tracks)

1 The wake-up
2 Keep it together
3 And the sky began to scream
4 Ice age
5 Welcome oblivion
6 On the wing
7 Too late, all gone
8 The province of fear
9 How long?
10 Strings and attractors
11 Recursive self-improvement
12 Unintended consequences
13 We fade away
14 The loop closes
15 Hallowed ground

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The Deer Tracks in USA

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British Music Embassy

  British Music Embassy Returns to SXSW 2013
   Announces Daytime Lineup at Latitude 30 

 "First stop was the British Music Embassy...the amount of amazing talent and incredible people that were in town from all over the world was almost too much to comprehend." MTV

"I always seem to end up at Latitude 30, as it hosts the British Music Embassy." - BrooklynVegan 

The British Music Embassy has revealed its daytime show lineup for their week-long event at this year's SXSW, including performances with SOHN, Rustie, NZCA/Lines, Charlotte Church and more. All day shows are byRSVP only . The UK was the first nation to be represented by its own dedicated venue, Latitude 30, located at512 San Jacinto Blvd in the heart of downtown Austin. Sixty plus bands will perform across the week from all four corners of the country, with regionally focused events during the day and British brands hosting the evening SXSW showcases. Be sure to celebrate the project's 6th year in Austin, as they spotlight the UK's most up-and-coming acts. Check out their Spotify Playlist, see below for the BME daytime line up, and don't forget about the evening showcases featuring performances from Camera Obscura, No Ceremony///, The 1975 and many more!
RSVP Link for Daytime Shows


British Music @ SXSW presents:

Reverend & The Makers
Charlotte Church
Cave Painting
Man Without Country
Y Niwl

British Music @ SXSW presents:

China Rats
Wet Nuns

Showcasing Scotland:

Jackmaster (Numbers) 
JD Twitch (Optimo)
Young Fathers

British Music @ SXSW presents:

Fear of Men 
Luke Sital-Singh
Mary Epworth 
Dan Croll 

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Ron Asheton Tribute Concert

Ron Asheton Tribute Concert 
with Iggy & the Stooges + Special Guests
Coming to DVD on April 9 
Live concert tribute to brother Ron Asheton featuring 
the Stooges, Henry Rollins and more!
Recorded live at the Michigan Theater, this heartfelt tribute/celebration of Stooge guitarist Ron Asheton's life and music featured Iggy and the Stooges, Henry Rollins, and guest guitarist Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman). Includes a string section on a few Stooges classics! All profits from the sale of the DVD go to the Ron Asheton Foundation which supports animal welfare and music.

Gary Graff of BILLBOARD writes:

"It was a typical night of Stooges-style brutality but in an even more passionate form, as the group and its guests took a wide swing through the repertoire, clearly moved by the sense of occasion and the cacophonous spirit of the 1,700 fans who snapped up tickets for the concert in less than an hour.

"Some of his (Asheton's) themes always reminded me a lot of...classical music in the 17th century," Pop told Billboard.com prior to the show -- emcee Henry Rollins fronted the band for "I Got a Right." Pop then came on to commence a full-on Stooges performance with co-founder and drummer Scott "Rock Action" Asheton, "Raw Power" guitarist James Williamson, longtime saxophonist Steve Mackay and Mike Watt, the group's bassist since 2003.

Shirtless and manic as always, even two days before his 64th birthday, it didn't take Pop long to turn the theater to bedlam. Following pulverizing renditions of "Raw Power," "Search and Destroy" and "Gimme Danger," Pop brought dozens of fans on stage for "Shake Appeal," clearly reveling in the ecstatic anarchy of the moment. The rest of the night maintained the energy through favorites such as "Beyond the Law," "1970" and "Fun House," the "ballad" "Open Up and Bleed" and a rendition of "I Wanna Be Your Dog" beefed up by an 11-piece orchestra.

The ensemble stayed on stage as Radio Birdman's Deniz Tek, a longtime Asheton friend, spelled Williamson for "T.V. Eye," "Loose," "Dirt" and "Real Good Time," while Williamson returned for a new acoustic composition called "Ron's Tune," in which Pop sang that "the music says you'll be my friend to the end" and "because you were my friend, I always think of you again." The night finished with everyone, including more audience members, onstage for "No Fun" -- whose title, of course, was the antithesis of the experience."

The complete story can be read HERE.

Track Listing
I Got a Right 
(with Henry Rollins)
Raw Power
Search and Destroy
Gimme Danger
Shake Appeal
L.A. Blues
Night Theme
Beyond the Law
Fun House
Open Up And Bleed
Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
I Wanna Be Your Dog
TV Eye
Real Cool Time
Iggy's Speech
Ron's Tune
No Fun

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The Orwells @ The Echo

THE ORWELLS are playing The Echo on Friday Feb 22nd 2013.

Photo: Angel Ceballos
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February Residency at Los Globos in Los Angeles
For Private Media Access Only Stream the Album Here
As they continue to topple alternative specialty radio charts, Los Angeles trio, Gliss, is pleased to release a live session video of their track "Into The Water." This is the first in a series of five acoustic videos the band will be releasing via Under The Radar Magazine every Monday over the next five weeks. According to the band, the videos were "filmed on a cold and rainy California day far up in the mountains," and the chilled mood is evident through the cascading images and sounds. Gliss is currently in the midst of their Monday February Residency at Los Globos in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, see dates below. Their newest album, Langsom Dans, was recently released via Modern Outsider.

As previously announced, download "Hunting (C-Berg Remix)" here.

Danish/American band Gliss makes a huge departure from their old sound on the new record Langsom Dans which is gathering comparisons to Beach House, Crystal Castles and Lower Dens. The LA based trio, consisting of Victoria Cecilia, Martin Klingman and David Reiss, pour their collective musical imaginations into recording timeless art pop with a precise Scandinavian texture that steps away from their previous work. The 12-track LP features heavy synths and electronic beats with Danish expatriate, Victoria Cecilia, stepping into the role as lead singer. The passionate vocal harmonies dictate the recordings with stories of coming out of the darkness into a new life, bringing to mind The XX, Portishead and Depeche Mode.

Langsom Dans Tracklist:
01. Blood On My Hands
02. A To B
03. Into The Water
04. Weight Of Love
05. Blur
06. Hunting
07. Waves
08. The Sea Tonight
09. Through The Mist
10. In Heaven
11. Black Is Blue          
12. Kite In The Sky

Tour Dates:
02/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/ Touché, Tic Tic Boom!, Baron von Luxury
02/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/ United Ghosts, Robotanists, Line & Circle
03/06 - Scottsdale, AZ @ The Rogue
03/08 - Denver, CO @ Gathering Of The Clouds
03/12 - Austin, TX @ Gueros (Day Party)
03/13 - Austin, TX @ Maggie Mae's (Modern Outsider Official SXSW showcase)
03/14 - Austin, TX @ Home Slice Pizza Party
03/15 - Austin, TX @ Mellow Johnny's (KEXP 5:30)
03/17 - El Paso, TX @ Low Brow Palace
03/19 - Tucson, AZ @ Plush
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