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Delta Rae Video in Support of Marriage Equality * Debut Album Out 6/19

Delta Rae are getting ready to release their debut album, Carry The Fire, on June 19th. They're currently out on the road, touring the country doing what they do best - playing live. Check out the dates below and let me know if you'd like a copy of the album sent your way. You can also download a live album for free on their website in exchange for an email address and watch the band's video for the haunting single "Bottom Of The River" while you're at it.
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Poison The Well Partners With Rise Records To Re-Release Two Classic Albums From Post Hardcore Legends (The Opposite of December and Tear From The Red ) This Summer

Rise Records and Poison the Well are proud to announce the re-release of The Opposite of December and Tear From The Red. These 2 classic albums (19 songs total) have been out of print for years and will finally get a proper re-release this summer which will include limited edition double 12”gatefold vinyl, deluxe CD and low-priced digital album. Both albums will be re-mastered as well.
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PAPA UNVEIL NICK LOWE COVER VIDEO & ANNOUNCE WEST COAST TOUR DATES

Romantic song-slingers PAPA are pleased to unveil their take on legendary songwriter Nick Lowe's perennial classic "I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass" blissfully displayed in their sun-lit, black & white video filmed by Little Video. Contrary to their intense live show, in the video PAPA is taking it easy, effortlessly performing for each-other and the camera, and now you are invited to peak in on the session.
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THE HAIRS UNVEIL "SATAN SAYS" VIDEO

Brooklyn's The Hairs are pleased to unveil the video for "Satan Says" which comes off their I've Been Working Out 7", available on WeePOP! Records with a limited run of 300 bright red vinyl copies. The stop-motion video depicts the eccentric personalities of the band playing with plastic toy animals and writing death-notes amongst kaleidoscopic pastels configurations.
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NEW LOOK TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM IN NORTH AMERICA JUNE 19th

Synth-pop twosome, New Look, boldly forge new aural landscapes imbued with hues of sultry 80s pop on their upcoming self-titled and self-released debut album, coming June 5th. For nearly five years, the Canadian duo made up of real life couple Sarah Ruba and Adam Pavao, have made music by combining sexy siren-esque vocals with manipulated analog instrumentation, bubbling bass and sparse house snyth dripping in rich reverb. New Look's unparalleled sound seems to be plucked from a time period yet to be experienced; perfectly suited for the delightfully paradoxical breezy bedrooms and intimate spaces of a highly mechanized future. The album includes the critically acclaimed single "Nap on the Bow" which The Guardian lauded as "the perfect blend of crispness and melodic concision."
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YACHT Announce Tour Dates + Free MP3 + Video

Fontaine is one of YACHT's longtime favorite artists. Her singing style, her ability to blend humor and major gravitas, her seeming flippancy about life and death, and her willingness to take on serious issues: these are all huge inspirations for YACHT. So is her path of unswerving weirdness.
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Japan's LAZYgunsBRISKY Releases Their Self Titled 5th Album "LAZYgunsBRISKY" 4/24/12

LAZYgunsBRISKY is an all-girl hard rock quartet from Tokyo. Comprising members Lucy (vocals), izumi (guitar), azu (bass, vocals), and Moe (drums). The band draws influence from 60s - 80s rock and roll, great songs full of fat guitars and sludgy basses. Often described as an updated Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith, while some of the older songs possess the brutish simplicity of The Stooges, the band delivers straight ahead rock n roll with a sassy Japanese twist.
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Alekesam Announces LP & Tribeca Documentary Debut

Los Angeles-based Alekesam (aka Selema Masekela) is pleased to announce the release of his debut LP The Sound of Alekesam. Available on May 13 via iTunes on Shoveling Sunshine, the highly personal record blends r & b, jazz, and hip hop. In addition to the release of the record, Alekesam will premiere Alekesam, a short film about Hugh Masekela and his connection through music with his son Selema, at this week's Tribeca Film Festival.
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Delta Rae Debut Album, Carry The Fire, Out June 19th * On Tour Now

Delta Rae are one of the first signings in quite a while by the legendary Seymour Stein himself, who is renowned for having a keen eye for new talent and had a hand in the careers of such iconic artists as the Ramones, Talking Heads, the Pretenders, Madonna, and The Smiths. Stein called the band "an important addition to our overall roster. Their music, all original, is a mix of blues, country and gospel with a strong rock and roll influence. I hate labels, but if forced I would have to call their music 'Original Americana,' not unlike what the English are sending over via Mumford & Sons and others. I'm very proud to welcome Delta Rae to Sire. I know you will love Delta Rae and their music as much as I do."
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Fixers (UK) “Crystals” download + Video, Playing Three NYC Shows This Week, EP Out April 24

Fixers is releasing their first US EP, Pop Meat/Your Corruptor, on April 24th via Dolphin Love Records. In celebration of the release, they’re giving away “Crystals” as a free MP3, and sharing its kaleidoscopic/mind-bending video along with it. The band is also in New York City for three shows this week, don’t miss them while they’re here for these rare US shows!
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Gold Motel Announce July 3rd Release of Self-Titled Sophomore Album

GOLD MOTEL is excited to announce the July 3rd release of their self-titled sophomore album on their own Good as Gold imprint via a new partnership with Thirty Tigers. The new album is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album Summer House which was independently released in June 2010 and had SPIN dubbing them a “hot new band.” They are scheduled to play a hometown show at The Metro in Chicago on April 27th as well as a show at Illinois State University in Normal, IL on April 28th where fans will get to hear some of their new songs live.
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The Wooden Sky Unveil "Grace On A Hill Pt. 4"

Toronto folk outfit The Wooden Sky are pleased to unveil "Grace On A Hill Pt. 4," the fourth of a five-part series of live performance videos shot in at the Grace On A Hill church in Toronto, directed by Scott Cudmore. The video continues the story from Pt. 1, Pt. 2, and Pt. 3, this time with the band performing "Malibu Rum" as the storm sirens begin to wail and things look rather grim.
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SEAN BONES “HERE NOW” VIDEO + MP3 DOWNLOAD

Brooklyn-based Sean Bones is pleased to reveal his video for "Here Now" which not is only the A-side on his recent 7" but also the track-opener on his upcoming Buzzards Boy full-length. Seen through the eyes of a VHS ghost, camp footage of Bones lip syncing, reverse slam dunking, and convertible driving is cut into an amusing medley of 80s and 90s party footage. Directed by Keelay, the "Here Now" video matches the single's buoyant vibe and takes viewers on an Excellent Adventure where dated water sports, metal-head reefer hits and puffy hair are righteous and plentiful. You can buy theHere Now 7" here.
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MIRACLES OF MODERN SCIENCE "FRIEND OF THE ANIMALS" VIDEO

Brooklyn-based Miracles of Modern Science are pleased to share their live video for "Friend of the Animals," filmed at Spaceman Sound in Greenpoint. "Spaceman Sound is an awesome Brooklyn recording studio run by some great friends of ours, Tom Tierney and Alex Mead-Fox," says vocalist/bassist Evan Younger. "We recorded our debut full-length album Dog Year there in 2010 when Spaceman was just a little loft in Bushwick. They've since upgraded to a swanky place in Greenpoint, and when they launched a "Live Spaceman" video series there we couldn't wait to be a part. It's really tough to get a good live recorded sound with our band since the loud drums can overwhelm the acoustic strings, but these guys nailed it."
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JD Samson + MEN new Make Him Pay Remix + NYC Show 3/27 + Tour

This year, the band will release 4 EPs. The next JD Samson + MEN EP All the Way Thru will be released this Spring with production work from Alex Suarez from Cobra Starship, and subsequent EP releases produced by XXXChange (Spankrock, The Kills) and JD Samson + MEN themselves. These four EP releases are true to the unique, non-conformative and collaborative style of earlier MEN productions, such as the partnership for a tour only split 7" with Brazil's CSS, and “Who Am I to Feel So Free” feat Antony (from Antony & The Johnsons).
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Yuksek Announces US Tour + Live Video

French electro-pop composer Yuksek (aka Pierre-Alexander Busson) took North America by storm with Living On The Edge Of Time, released February 14th on Ultra Records. Combining booming house beats and a dance-floor vibe with pure pop melodies, the album earned praise from the likes of USA Today and CMJ, among others. Now, Yuksek’s US fans will have a chance to catch the master of electro-pop perform live as he sets out on a string of dates this spring, including stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York. For a sneak preview of Yuksek’s captivating live show, check out the video he created for album track “Miracle,” which features an explosive live performance for a fervent audience.
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British Singer and Songwriter Birdy to Perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on March 20th, Followed by Conan on March 21st

The two high-profile TV performances coincide with the release of the 15-year-old's self-titled debut album, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on March 20th. The album features Birdy's soulful and sophisticated take on songs by Bon Iver (first single "Skinny Love"), The xx (second U.K. single "Shelter"), Fleet Foxes, The National, Phoenix, The Postal Service, and veteran troubadour James Taylor ("Fire and Rain"). Los Angeles' influential KCRW, the first radio station in the country to play Birdy, currently has her cover of Phoenix's "1901" in high rotation.
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The Rapture Shares “Sail Away” EP Stream, Playing Coachella + West Coast Dates w/ Justice

The Rapture is following up their critically-acclaimed album In The Grace Of Your Love with a remix EP for “Sail Away,” which features re-workings of the single by Cut Copy, Cosmic Kids and Aeroplane. You can head over to DFA’s soundcloud page to stream the full EP (embed code below too), which sees a digital release on January 17th. The Rapture is also playing Coachella on April 13 and 20, along with two additional tour dates with Justice in Oakland and Las Vegas.
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Warner Bros. Records to Release Self-Titled Debut Album From British Singer and Songwriter Birdy Mid March 2012

British-born singer and songwriter Birdy, who has been thrilling fans across the Atlantic with her richly compelling voice, will release her self-titled debut album in the U.S. mid March. The album features the 15-year-old singer and songwriter's soulful and sophisticated take on songs by Bon Iver (first single "Skinny Love"), The xx (second U.K. single "Shelter"), Fleet Foxes, The National, Phoenix, The Postal Service, and veteran troubadour James Taylor ("Fire and Rain"). The album was recorded in London and Los Angeles with producers Rich Costey (Muse, TV On The Radio), James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, The Klaxons), and Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys.)
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MIIKE SNOW TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM "HAPPY TO YOU" ON MARCH 27TH

In 2009, Miike Snow released their self-titled debut album much to the acclaim of critics and fans around the world and went on to perform at sold-out shows and festivals across the world and on TV. Miike Snow's 'Animal' found it's way into movies, commercials, dance floors and hearts, to became the ode of a generation. On March 27th 2012, Miike Snow is set to release one of the most highly anticipated followups, Happy To You, on Downtown Records / Universal Republic.
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MIIKE SNOW TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “HAPPY TO YOU” ON MARCH 27TH

In 2009, Miike Snow released their self-titled debut album much to the acclaim of critics and fans around the world and went on to perform at sold-out shows and festivals across the world and on TV. Miike Snow's 'Animal' found it's way into movies, commercials, dance floors and hearts, to became the ode of a generation. On March 27th 2012, Miike Snow is set to release one of the most highly anticipated followups, Happy To You, on Downtown Records / Universal Republic.
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Nneka's "My Home"

Soul is Heavy is the new album from the award winning Nigerian singer/songwriter,Nneka. An effortlessly balanced combination of hip hop beats, reggae grooves, brass riffs and African-pop are the canvas for the motif of love, pain, politics and God. Respective albums have earned Nneka the moniker of 21st Century Soul for their sincerity and frankness and this, her third album, is no different. Featuring guest collaborations with The Roots’ Black Thought (‘God Knows Why’) and Ms. Dynamite (‘Sleep’) Soul Is Heavyfurtheraffirms her credentials as a fast-rising star of black-consciousness music.
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The 2 Bears (Joe Goddard + Raf Daddy) Announce Debut Album + Video

The 2 Bears, aka Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and Raf Daddy, has announced the release of their debut full-length, Be Strong, which will come out digitally on January 31st via DFA Records, with the physical release following in the spring. The band has shared a new music video for “Work,” the first single from Be Strong, which you can check out on DFA’s vimeo page.
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Cut Copy "Blink And You'll Miss A Revolution" Video, + US Tour

Cut Copy has released the new video for their latest single from Zonoscope, “Blink And You’ll Miss a Revolution” today! Found in a rusty chest in an ancient grotto in Saint-Maximin, France, archaeologists can ascertain from the hieroglyphic-like scribes inside the chest, it was directed by Emile Sor
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Architecture in Helsinki Announce Fall US Tour Dates With DOM

Architecture in Helsinki are hitting the road again, this time around with fellow purveyors of creative, danceable pop music, DOM. Earlier this year, the band released their magnetic, hook-laden album Moment Beds on V2/Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records. It sounds like the record they’ve waited
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Watch Cults on Last.FM

Cults perform "Abducted", "You Know What I Mean" and "The Curse" on Last.FM. Cults are going on tour with Foster The People and you can enter to win tickets to a live show.
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Neill Finn's New Band Pajama Club Release Video, New Album Out 9/13

Pajama Club, the new band from Crowded House and Split Enz frontman Neil Finn, are getting to release their self-titled debut album this Tuesday September 13th on Lester Records/Redeye. For a taste of what to expect check out the band’s eye-popping video for opening track “Tell Me What You Want.”
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FUN. REVEAL FIRST LOOK INTO FORTHCOMING ALBUM

fun., comprised of Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff, and Andrew Dost, is working on their Fueled By Ramen debut, produced by Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Alicia Keys) and set for release next year. This fall, fun. will join Janelle Monae on the Campus Consciousness Tour 2011 (dates below).
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They Might Be Giants Release "Spoiler Alert" Video + Tour Dates

They Might Be Giants released their new album, Join Us, July 19th through Idlewild/Rounder Records. On Join Us we find the Brooklyn originals have returned to rock and to their singular sensibility that made them an instant phenomenon in the world of alternative rock. The band’s new video for album
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Theophilus London's "I Stand Alone" Video

New York Times Magazine premiered Theophilus London's new video for the single "I Stand Alone" yesterday. The video was styled and conceptualized by Theophilus himself and directed by the up-and-coming production duo of Harrison Boyce and Nathaniel Brown of Boyce & Brown. "Thanks to a number of arti
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Pearl Jam Release Live "Betterman" Music Video

Pearl Jam revealed a brand new live-shot music video of them performing "Better Man" at last year's gig at Madison Square Garden. The video is part of a series to help celebrate the band's upcoming documentary. Exclusive content will be released each day on their official website from this day forwa
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Rene Lopez Releases ELS on Nat Geo Music 8/30

Rene Lopez will release his new full-length, ELS, tomorrow August 30th on Nat Geo Music. The album’s title refers to a style Lopez has been developing over the past few years, a now-signature sound he calls “Electric Latin Soul.”
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RACHAEL YAMAGATA SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR "STARLIGHT"

Chesapeake, Rachel's first studio album in three years is set for an October 11th release date through her own Frakenfish Records. The album features an eclectic collection of songs projecting Yamagata's optimism and hopefulness, showcasing her sultry and smoky voice, rich, layered harmonies, striki
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Digitalism Premieres New Video For “Circles”

Digitalism’s new album I Love You, Dude has proven itself as one of this summer’s biggest albums, and now the band is sharing a new video for “Circles,” which Consequence of Sound premiered earlier today. The video also serves as a teaser for the band’s live show, which has been tearing up dancefloo