New mp3, Tour Dates From Sonny and the Sunsets

Sonny and the Sunsets to participate in Way Slow series.

Sonny and the Sunset’s vintage west coast sound have found them quite a bit of success. After a successful summer festival go around, Sonny and the Sunsets have just added more tour dates to their fall tour, and will be featured in the Way Slow series.

The Way Slow series is a new series by Lefse Records. It maintains the basic structure of a record label, but goes about creativity in a well, creative way. Each release will see the artist creating music that isn’t in their normal sound. Along with digital downloads, their will be limited vinyls, cassettes and CDs. Each release will also be handcrafted individually.  

09/24 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen !
09/25 Detroit, MI Lager House !
09/26 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dee's !
09/28 Montreal, QC Bar St. Laurent !
09/29 Boston, MA TT The Bears !
09/30 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
10/01 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool !
10/03 Washington, DC DC9 !
10/26 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall #
10/28 Portland, OR Holocene #
10/29 Vancouver, BC Cobalt #
10/30 Seattle, WA Neumo's #
10/31 Spokane, WA Stage 54 #&
11/2 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge #
11/3 Denver, CO Bluebird #
11/5 Dallas, TX Granada #$
11/6 Houston, TX Mango's #
11/9 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room #
11/10 San Diego, CA Casbah #
11/11 Los Angeles, CA Echo ^
11/12 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex *

! = w/ Kelley Stoltz
# = w/ Best Coast
& = w/ No Joy
$ = w/ Deerhunter & Casino Versus Japan
^ = w/ Tennis
* = w/ The Pains of Being At Heart

Posted by Wes Soltis on Sep 22, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

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Deer Tick To Auction Tour Bus

Deer Tick hopes to raise funds for Pakistan flood victims.

Deer Tick has announced they will auction off their tour bus “The Flagship” (after 2009 release Born On Flag Day) on eBay to help the flood victims in Pakistan. According to the UN, over 17 million people were affected by the floods, which the UN calls “unprecedented.” "The situation over there is so critical, but it seems that very few people are aware of it," said Deer Tick front man John McCauley. "Maybe it's the stigma with that part of the world, I'm not sure...

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Posted by Wes Soltis on Sep 22, 2010 @ 8:08 am

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Mad Decent And Diplo Present 'Blow Your Head'

Mad Decent's new compilation features dubstep's finest

Mad Decent announces their first volume in their Blow Your Head compilation series, featuring one of the best dance genres around - dub step.  Diplo Presents Dubstep are sixteen dubstep tracks handpicked by Diplo himself.  Some are old favorites while others show the new side of dubstep that's emerging in the culture.  Diplo Presents Dubstep isn't meant to be a tell-all tale about the genre but rather a loose guide showing every side of the multifaceted category.  From Rusko to Zomby to Diplo himself, there's something for every electro-lover.  Diplo Presents Dubstep comes out November 2 on Mad Decent.  Tracklist below.


1. Joker & Ginz: Re-Up
2. Major Lazer feat. Mr Lexx & Santigold: Hold The Line (Skream Remix) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
3. DZ: Down
4. Diplo feat. Lil Jon: U Don't Like Me (Datsik Remix) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
5. Zomby: Strange Fruit
6. Brackles: Glazed
7. Jessica Mauboy: Burn (Stenchman Remix) - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
8. Doctor P: Sweet Shop
9. Rusko: Cockney Thug (Caspa Remix)
10. Untold: Stop What You're Doing (James Blake Remix)
11. Borgore feat. Diplo: Sunset
12. James Blake: Sparing The Horse
13. Benga: 26 Basslines
14. Little Jinder: Youth Blood (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)
15. Rudi Zygadlo: Resealable Friendship (Starkey Remix)
16. Rusko feat. Amber Coffman: Hold On (Subfocus Remix)

Posted by Amy Dittmeier on Sep 21, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

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Smith Westerns Announce Shows With Florence & the Machine

Smith Westerns release dates with Florence & the Machine, Belle & Sebastian

Those who attended this year's Pitchfork Music Festival may recall a band named Smith Westerns.  Embodying everything you loved about discovering music in high school but with the talent and sophistication of adults, this Chicago band is captivating critics and listeners alike.  Smith Westerns recently wrapped up work on their forthcoming LP due out early 2011.  In the meantime the band is set to join Florence & the Machine on a handful of east coast tour dates after opening up for Belle & Sebastian at the Chicago Theatre.  If you missed the band at Pitchfork this year you can watch their performance shot by photographer Ryan McGinley on his site.  Smith Westerns' self-titled debut is out now on Fat Possum.

10/11 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre *
10/30 Brooklyn, NY 171 Lombardy
10/31 Boston, MA House of Blues #
11/01 New York, NY Terminal 5 #
11/02 New York, NY Terminal 5 #
11/03 Toronto, ONT Sound Academy #
11/05 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

* = w/ Belle & Sebastian
# = w/ Florence & The Machine

Posted by Amy Dittmeier on Sep 21, 2010 @ 11:11 am

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Matt & Kim at the Metro

Matt & Kim's high-energy show graces the Metro

Matt & Kim


Metro, Chicago

In only a few years, Brooklyn natives Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino have become one of the most consistent acts in pop music today, following their very good self-titled 2006 debut with the stellar 2009 record Grand...

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Posted by Dominick Mayer on Sep 20, 2010 @ 11:11 am

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