Surfer Blood Make Tarot Classics


On October 25th, West Palm Beach based Surfer Blood will release Tarot Classics, an EP that marks the band’s first major release since their 2010 debut Astro Coast. Down below you can take a listen to the EP’s lead single “Miranda” and look over the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Tour Dates

8/31 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA

9/16 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
9/17 – The Getty – Losa Angeles, CA
9/21 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
9/22 Double Down Live – Gainesville, FL
10/27 The Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ *
10/28 Asbury Park Convention Hall – Asbury Park, NJ *
10/29 Palace Theatre – Waterbury, CT *
10/30 Hampton Beach Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH *
11/1 State Theatre – Portland, ME *
11/2 The Armory – Rochester, NY *
11/3 State Theatre Center for the Arts – Easton, PA *
11/5 Paramount Theatre – Huntington, NY *
11/6 Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE*
11/7 Ottobar – Baltimore, MA
11/8 War Memorial Auditorium – Greensboro, NC*
11/9 Louisville Palace Theatre – Louisville, KY *
11/10 Tennessee Theatre – Knoxville, TN *
11/11 North Charleston Performing Arts Center – North Charleston,SC*
12/8 The Brixton Academy – London, UK ^
12/9 ATP – Somerset, UK

* w/ The Pixies
^ with The Vaccines

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OK Go Meet The Muppets

With The Muppets slated for release in November, Disney is slowly trying to reintegrate the iconic band of puppets into the mainstream. They began running teasers for the film this past spring and on Tuesday they released Muppets: The Green Album, a collection of some of the Muppets biggest songs performed by some of today’s biggest acts.

OK Go were tasked with the responsibility of recording what is perhaps the Muppets most widely known tune, “The Muppet Show Theme Song.” Written by Jim Henson and Sam Pottle, the song opened and closed The Muppet Show for five seasons in the UK and US, from 1976-1981.

Down below, you can check out the newly released music video for OK Go’s take on the song. And then, set your DVR’s for the quartet’s August 31st performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  You’re not going to want to miss this as the band will be joined by some very, very special friends.

 

Warm Ghost Releases Video For Claws Overhead

As readers of this site are probably aware, Paul Duncan is currently recording under the moniker of Warm Ghost. Initially conceived as side project that would allow him to experiment with electronics, synthesizers, drum machines and processed field recordings, Warm Ghost has grown into a full-fledged collaboration with Oliver Chapoy.

With their debut LP slated for release this fall, the duo have released a new music video for their song “Claws Overhead.” Check the video out down below and visit the band’s website for more info on upcoming tour dates.

 

Life Size Maps Release New EP


Brooklyn based alt-rockers and friends of the site, Life Size Maps, have officially released their new EP, Magnifier. The EP represents an evolution of sound for the band, as this new grouping of tracks is both noisier and more complex.

The band kicked things off with a release party at Monster Island Basement in Williamsburg with Dino Walrus, Total Slacker and Soft Black. Visit the band’s myspace page MySpace page. And, in the meantime, be sure to listen to our exclusive preview of the band’s new track “This Same House,” down below.

 

Ivan & Alyosha Slot Additional Tour Dates


Fresh off a successful gig at the NXNE festival in Toronto this past weekend, Ivan & Alyosha have announce a number of additional tour dates in July and August with Brandi Carlile, as well as appearances at the Midpoint and Pygmalion music festivals in September. The Seattle band was jus on the road in the North East, taking part in New York City’s iconic River to River festival, before heading south for shows in Georgia and Tennessee. Check out the full list of dates down below.

28 – Bellingham, WA – Mount Baker Theatre*

29 – Seattle, WA – Woodland Park Zoo*

30 – Portland, OR – Portland Zoo Amphitheatre*

AUGUST

01 – Chico, CA – El Rey Theatre*

02 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Montbleu Casino*

05 – Sandpoint, ID – Festival at Sandpoint*

09 – Bozeman, MT – Emerson Cultural Center*

12 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown*

13 – Apple Valley, MN -Weesner Amphitheatre*

14 – Duluth, MN – Clyde Iron Works*

16 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Theatre*

20 -Aspen, CO – Belly Up*

21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte*

23 – Eugene, OR – Jaqua Concert Hall*

SEPTEMBER

23 – Urbana, IL – Pygmalion Festival

24 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival

* = w/ Brandi Carlile

CSS Roll Out New Single


Recently CSS unveiled the lead single from their forthcoming album La Liberación. Entitled “Hits Me Like A Rock,” the song features guest vocals from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie. Bubbling over with some serious pop energy, the track is currently available for free download HERE.

The full “Hits Me Like A Rock” single, which hits iTunes soon, will also include remixes courtesy of Dillon Francis and Mad Decent’s digital dance purveyors Depressed Buttons. So, keep an eye out for that.