Friday, April 30, 2010

Woodhands Offer Free Remix EP

Toronto based electro-psychedelic pop band Woodhands have released their free Remixcapade EP via 'Paper Bag Records' online shop. To get your free album download, simply go to the Remixcapade page on Paper Bag Records' website, add the EP to your cart and checkout to be able to click on the download link.

Tour Dates:
Jul 1 2010 10:00P Sled Island Festival Calgary, Alberta , CA
Jul 2 2010 10:00P Sled Island Festival Calgary, Alberta , CA
Jul 16 2010 12:00P Camp Bisco Mariaville, New York, US
Jul 17 2010 12:00P Camp Bisco Mariaville, New York, US

Jookabox: Weird and Chaotic Music of the Day

Photo Credit: Pat Pope

I was listening to a few tracks from Jookabox's new album Dead Zone Boys and man is it weird! Here's what came into my brain while listening; it is trippy and chaotic and sort of like dreaming in cartoons. It's an acid flashback driving in reverse and then suddenly waking up in a potato field in Idaho with no recollection of how you got there. It was suddenly like talking in colors and hearing in numbers. Check em out!

Click on the track name to listen:
"Phantom Don't Go"
"You Cried Me"

Tour Dates:
05-07 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
05-08 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club Void Room
05-11 Pittsburgh, PA - Howlers Coyote Cafe
05-12 Washington, DC - Black Cat
05-13 New York, NY - Cake Shop
05-14 Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel
05-15 Youngstown, OH - Lemon Grove
05-17 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
05-18 Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
05-19 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
05-20 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
05-28 Cincinnati, OH - Northgate Tavern
05-29 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle 
06-12 Indianapolis, IN - Harrison Center for the Arts

For more info on Jookabox go to

Thursday, April 29, 2010

FREE ALBUM! SPIN Picks Bamboozle's Best

It's the ultimate Bamboozle mixtape! Get psyched for Bamboozle with these 13 hot tracks featuring:

SPIN's 2010 Bamboozle Mixtape Tracklisting
1. fun., "Walking the Dog"
2. The Joy Formidable, "Whirring"
3. Motion City Soundtrack, "A Lifeless Ordinary"
4. Title Fight, "Symmetry"
5. Four Year Strong, "Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)"
6. Saves the Day, "Can't Stay the Same"
7. Good Old War, "Coney Island"
8. Steel Train, "Turnpike Ghost"
9. Twin Atlantic, "What Is Light? Where Is Laughter?"
10. Say Anything, "Do Better"
11. Larry Tee feat. Roxy Cottontail, "Let's Make Nasty (Afrojack Remix)"
12. Tanya Morgan, "Bang N Boogie"
13. Wale, "Be Right" 
Click here to get free album download

TuneCore Taps MySpace Music To Expand Offering For Musicians

TuneCore, the world's largest digital distribution and promotion service, together with MySpace Music, now offers MySpace musicians the ability to tap into their distribution platform for a special discounted rate.

Starting today, MSM-registered users will be entitled to a discounted rate for TuneCore digital distribution. Registration with TuneCore will enable artists to now earn royalties on their licensed content and have any of their music and/or ringtones distributed to the iTunes Store, AmazonMP3, eMusic and many others stores while keeping all of their rights and getting all of the money from the sale and use of their music. In addition, MySpace Music is providing a MyAds credit to market and promote themselves on MySpace as well as all the additional marketing and promotion, sales data, educational and other services of TuneCore.

Furthermore, in the coming months all MySpace artists will be able to log into TuneCore using their MySpace ID providing a more seamless experience.

Details are located at

About TuneCore
TuneCore is the largest distributor and has one of the highest revenue-generating music catalogs in the world: In 2009 alone, more than 61 million songs were bought for download or paid to stream earning TuneCore Artists over 30 million dollars.

TuneCore is a low, flat fee service that distributes music to iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody and many other major download and streaming sites while taking no rights and no revenue from the sale of the music. Artists are building careers, selling significant volumes of music and generating revenue through TuneCore. Since its launch in 2006, TuneCore has distributed tens of thousands of albums and millions of songs to iTunes and other digital stores by Grammy winners and unsigned artists alike. TuneCore artists include Drake, Beck, Jay-Z, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Public Enemy, Nine Inch Nails, Ricky Skaggs, Paul Westerberg, MGM Studios, Warren G, Bjork, Moby, High School Musical cast members, Ali Lohan, Cirque Du Soleil, Starbucks and tens of thousands more.
For more information on TuneCore, please contact Nick Loss-Eaton ( or Chris Taillie ( at Shore Fire Media, 718.522.7171.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ash Reiter

Photo Credit: Julian Whatley

Ash Reiter's music streams in sunny beats and catchy hooks, this San Francisco doll has a pop sound with a vintage flair and a twist of jazz. She has certain similarities to Feist in her vocal stylings but she is definitely an individual set apart my her obvious talent. Reiter's debut album released this year is called Paper Diamonds check out the title track below.

Tour Dates:
05/02 ArcataCA @ Theatre Lounge
05/08 San FranciscoCA @ Thee Parkside
05/30 Valley Ford, CA @ Oyster Fest
06/13 San FranciscoCA @ SF Free Folk Fest

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Holly Golightly to perform on Last Call With Carson Daly On 4/29

Photo Credit: Alison Wonderland

Holly Golightly grew up in a bohemian household; the music that infiltrated her senses was a diet of psychedelic rock and soul. Her musical career began in the legendary girl garage band Thee Headcoatees. She spent four years with them before breaking away to record her first solo album, incorporating her trademark retro sound that somehow manages to be sweet and tough at the same time. Over the years she has recorded 12 full-length albums including a few collaborations and over 15 singles for various labels. 

The segment- filmed onsite at the duo's recent show at LA's Spaceland- will feature an interview and a performance of "When He Comes" from their new album Medicine County.

Listen to the album's single "Forget It" 

US Tour Dates:
04-27 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
04-28 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
04-29 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
04-30 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
05-01 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Café
06-04 Asheville, NC - Stella Blue
06-05 Chapel Hill, NC - The Cave
06-06 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
06-07 Arlington, VA - IOTA Club & Café
06-09 Philadelphia, PA - M Room
06-10 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
06-11 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
06-12 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
06-16 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
06-17 Detroit, MI - Majestic Café
06-18 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
06-19 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
06-21 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
06-22 Columbus, OH - The Summit
06-23 Newport, KY - Southgate House Parlour
06-24 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
06-25 Atlanta, GE - The Earl

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs on the Web:

Legendary Rock Showman Peter Wolf Embarks On Rare Solo Tour In May

Peter Wolf is best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983 (you know "Wooba Gooba with the green teeth!"). He will be touring In support of his latest release, 'Midnight Souvenirs' which debuted at number 45 and features Merle Haggard, Shelby Lynne, and Neko Case. Peter's band will include Duke Levine (guitar), Kevin Barry (guitar), Marty Ballou (bass), Marty Richards (drums), and Jonathan Carroll (keyboards).

Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis called 'Midnight Souvenirs' "delightful," continuing, "Nothing can kill Wolf's charm, musicality and youthfulness."

Listen to "Tragedy" below featuring Shelby Lynn.
Tour Dates:
May 9 - Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
May 11 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
May 12 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
May 15 - Chicago, IL - Park West
May 17 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews
May 18 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
May 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
May 21 - Albany, NY - Swyer Auditorium at the Egg
May 22 - Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall
May 23 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
May 25 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
May 26 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
May 27 - West Chester, PA - The Note
May 28 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
May 30 - Falls Church, VA - State Theatre

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hot Hot Heat Free Track Giveaway!

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Night Driving in Small Towns

Night Driving in Small Towns hails from Planet Earth more specifically Atlanta, Georgia (Hotlanta!). Bringing to the atmosphere a sound somewhere between Rilo Kiley meets Aimee Mann. This boy/girl duo of Andrea Rogers and Colby Wright uses the gravitational pull of catchy indie rock/folk/pop to pull you into their musical orbit. In 2008 they were voted Rolling Stone's Top 25 Bands on Myspace. They have just released their debut album called Serial Killer, click the links below to check out their music. 

Check out "Barstool"  and "Come & Tell Me"

Upcoming Tour Dates:

05.07 - Eddie's Attic (Decatur, GA)
05.13 - Boiler Room (Ashville, NC)
05.21 - CD Release Party @ Highland Inn Ballroom (Atlanta, GA)
06.25 - Mint Gallery (Atlanta, GA)
06.26 - Snug Harbor (Charlotte, NC)

No Second Troy

Photo Credit: Joshua Cogan

I recently discovered No Second Troy by sheer chance of myself + internet + boredom = finding awesome music. The band name No Second Troy originated as the title of a William Butler Yeats poem, in which he struggles with the unrequited love he has for Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne. They are an indie-rock band testing the boundaries of sound with a hint of pop intermingled in their great tunes. Check em' out! Go to for more info.

May 1 20108:00P
Black Cat | CD Release ShowWashington CD, Washington DC
May 8 201010:00P
Arlene’s GroceryNew York, New York
May 14 201010:00P
Slim’s DowntownRaleigh, North Carolina
May 21 201010:00P
The Evening MuseCharlotte, North Carolina
Jun 5 20103:00P
Herndon FestivalHerndon, Virginia

Midnight Spin

Photo Credit: John Demato

Brooklyn-based Midnight Spin has garnered comparisons to the Killers, Strokes, and Queens of the Stone Age. This five-piece rock outfit is making waves in the music world. Their album Through the Mojo Wire which is self-released and produced by Nic Hard (The Bravery), is being received with rave revues.

"New York rockers Midnight Spin produce high-octane rock that occupies a sonic landscape somewhere between The Killers and Weezer." - Metro Music Scene

"So go ahead: Light up a cigarette, drive 20 over the speed limit, and blare Midnight Spin with the windows down for all to hear.” - Off the Record

The single "In the Air (Revival)" has been featured on ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning, they were also recently named NYC's Best Emerging Artist of 2009 in the Deli Magazine's reader's poll. Also their follow-up hit "Trigger Finger Itch" was featured on the cover-mount CD for the March 2010 issue of Classic Rock Magazine in the UK. Most recently they played at the John Varvatos Fashion Week party with Guns 'n Roses. Check out the video for "In the Air (Revival)" below.

Midnight Spin: In The Air (Revival) from Midnight Spin on Vimeo.

Tour Dates:

05/07 Washington, DC @ The Bullpen
05/09 College Park, MD @ University of Maryland
05/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly The Deli Magazine - Best of NYC Fest
05/29 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Morningbell has created an album of pyschedelic indie-folk-soul-pop-rock-jam music. With Sincerely, Severly singer Travis Atria said, "We wanted to make an album that reflects everything we are interested in." Surprisingly it works! Their music evokes everything  from Curtis Mayfield to Tom Waits to Ok Go, Prince, Janes Addiction, African drumming and Brazilian folk music.  Listen to some of their music below.

"Marching off to War"
"Hello Dali"

Let's Not Lose Our Heads by Morningbell from Eric Atria on Vimeo.

Tour Dates
05.15 • The Atlantic (Gainesville, FL)
05.27 • Club 529 (Atlanta, GA)
05.29 • Blue Rock Tavern (Cincinnati, OH)
05.30 • Quenchers (Chicago, IL)
05.31 • The Bishop (Bloomington, IN)
06.01 • The Treehouse (Columbus, OH)
06.02 • Now That's Class (Cleveland, OH)
06.03 • Howler's Coyote Cafe (Pittsburgh, PA)
06.04 • Hopetown Sound (Furlong, PA)
06.05 • The Charleston (Brooklyn, NY)
06.07 • Galaxy Hut (Arlington, VA)
06.08 • The Pinhook (Durham, NC)
06.09 • Caledonia (Athens, GA)
06.11 • The Common Grounds (Gainesville, FL)

Civil Twilight

Seriously has anyone besides me heard of this band? They're fan-flippin-tastic! Hmm... well I'm sure people have heard of them, maybe just not so much here in the Motor City. Civil Twilight hails from Cape Town, South Africa, they are a power trio that draws parallels to Pilot Speed, MUSE, and other like-minded bands. Their music has been featured in One Tree Hill, House, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Check them out in this video. 


Saturday, April 24, 2010

The New York Times Posts Exclusive Advance Album Stream Of The National's 'High Violet'

Photo Credit: Keith Klenowski

First Album Ever To Debut On Accompanies Feature Story In New York Times Magazine
 Listen And Read Here:

High Violet is The National's first album in three years. The band will tour extensively this year, including already sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, Royal Albert Hall in London, and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, plus festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and elsewhere.

<---Preorder your copy today!

Senryu: Inklings

Senryu's imaginative and wild live show has landed them support spots for Dirty Projectors, Jucifer and countless bands in between. They will spend the rest of 2010 putting on their chaotic, costume-themed shows across the U.S. in support of Inkling. (Team Clermont Publicity)

Listen to "Inklings" the title track and first release with El Deth RecordsThe album features appearances by Ariel Saldivar (Polyphonic Spree, Broken Social Scene) and Daniel Hart (St. Vincent, John Vanderslice).

Motorcity Special announces it's Label Launch Concert

Motorcity Special
Motorcity Special
Record Label
Detroit's newest record label Motorcity Special announces: Launch Concert at Jazz Cafe Music Hall of Performing Arts on Saturday May 8th 2010!

A Joint Promotional Production by:
Product of Detroit and MOTORCITYBLOGfeatures unique Detroit musical acts recorded live for pressing to limited edition vinyl.

Confirmed Musical Lineup
The Wrong Numbers
Electric Fire Babies
Canja Rave
DJ Savage Matt

There are many Detroit record labels, new and old but none are booking diverse Detroit lineups and recording them live at rotating Metro Detroit venues for release on limited edition vinyl- manufactured at Archer record pressing, in Detroit, Michigan.

Motorcity Special is not signing artists or retaining rights to any of the original music.

The Motorcity Special Label Launch Concert will kick off a series of events produced by MCS to continue what the founders of the label have been doing in their previous respective efforts: Promotion of the diverse local Detroit musical talent and highlight the vast array of music venues in the motorcity.

Further info:

Kevin Pachla founded Product of Detroit in 2008 and is the owner/operator of Label Network producing promotional materials for local and national clients.

MOTORCITYBLOG just recently celebrated 5 years of documenting Detroit by their 30 contributors and nearly 6000 blog posts of Detroit music and culture.

Joining forces to form Motorcity Special, the founders would like local musical acts and venues to consider this joint venture as a premium marketing tool.

Motorcity Special Label Launch Concert
Saturday May 8th 2010
7pm - 2am

Jazz Cafe at Music Hall of the Performing Arts
350 Madison St Detroit MI 48226
(313) 887 8501

Sponsors: Product of Detroit MOTORCITYBLOG Bastone Brewery

Additonal information /requests to the following:

Rick Manore
Director of Public Relations
Music Hall / Jazz Cafe
350 Madison
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 887-8508

Kevin Pachla
Founder of Product of Detroit / Label Network

Kirk Rukenbrod
Founder / Editor MOTORCITYBLOG