Deerhunter and Neon Indian To Play Free Shows

Deerhunter in Chicago, Neon Indian in Boston

Urban Outfitters and Levi’s are starting a “Secret Generator Series” that will present free shows to Chicago and Boston (in this first installment at least). Deerhunter will be playing Chicago on 9/25, and Neon Indian will be in Boston on 10/3. Since the shows will actually be played using a generator, the locations of the secret shows are unknown and can pretty much be anywhere.  You can keep track of new info on the shows and “clues” right here.

Posted by Wes Soltis on Sep 20, 2010 @ 10:10 am

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Adam Stephens Set To Release Debut Solo Album

Front man from Two Gallants solo album out September 28.

Adam Haworth Stephens’ debut album We Live On Cliffs is right around the corner (September 28), and Stephens has been quite the busy guy supporting it. The lead singer/song writer of Two Gallants is set for a Saddle Creek release, focusing on folk rock of hope, love and loss. You can check out Adam performing on Daytrotter here, and listen to first single “The Cities That You’ve Burned” below.

Posted by Wes Soltis on Sep 20, 2010 @ 9:09 am

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The Heavy Announce Dates With Mayer Hawthorne

The Heavy release US tour dates, to tour with Mayer Hawthorne & the County

Who doesn't know the Heavy at this point?  Their single "How You Like Me Now" was all over the media after it was featured in Kia's commercial with sock monkeys and Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba.  The band recently completed a successful US tour with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and now the Heavy is ready to hit the road yet again.  The Heavy starts their US tour in mid October and includes dates with Mayer Hawthorn & the County.  Sadly Muno will not be joining them on tour.  Maybe next time...

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Posted by Amy Dittmeier on Sep 15, 2010 @ 10:10 am

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ANR Sign to UK Label, Plot 'Stay Kids'

ANR set to release debut album in October, offer free mp3.

Awesome New Republic (ANR for short) are set to release their debut album Stay Kids on 10k Islands here in the United States, but the band has gleefully announced they have signed on with UK label Something In Construction, so you'll be seeing an ANR release overseas, too. To celebrate you can download ANR's first single off Stay Kids entitled "The Endless Field Of Mercury" for free on their website. Or you can listen to it below. I won't judge you either way.

Stay Kids track-list:

1. Stay Kids
2. Big Problem
3. It’s Around You
4. My Father Worked With Planes
5. Holes
6. The Endless Field Of Mercury
7. Don’t Fear The Get Out
8. Tapes
9. This Is The Timing
10. A Year Of Solitude Pays Off

Posted by Wes Soltis on Sep 15, 2010 @ 9:09 am

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Light Pollution, Prince Rama Team Up For Fall Tour

Light Pollution and Prince Rama to start tour in October

Light Pollution and Prince Rama are both bands that one wouldn't consider in the normal realm of music.  Thus it makes perfect sense that the two would join forces for a fall tour starting in early October.  After Prince Rama wraps up their tour with Deakin this month they'll meet up with Light Pollution for an extensive US tour, including a date at the Carpark/Paw Tracks showcase at CMJ.  Tour dates below...

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Posted by Amy Dittmeier on Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:11 am

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