“The Indie Rock Poster Book” Gets A Release Date

Yellow Bird Project, a Montreal-based non-profit organization, and illustrator Andy J. Miller have teamed up once again to find a way to celebrate indie rock while benefiting charities of those same indie rock artists.  After the success of 2009’s The Indie Rock Coloring Book, the team is set to release The Indie Rock Poster Book on May 7th.  This book will feature 30 different full color posters inspired by indie rock songs such as Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” and Iron & Wine’s “The Trapeze Swinger.”  The book will be available at www.yellowbirdproject.com.

Pepper Rabbit Tours With Ra Ra Riot

Pepper Rabbit have announced that the psych-pop outfit will be supporting Ra Ra Riot on their upcoming West Coast tour.

The LA-duo released their first album, Beauregard in October on Kanine Records and have been on the road ever since. Along with a few Ra Ra Riot dates, post-SXSW Pepper Rabbit will be hitting the road with Miniature Tigers. The band also has some news regarding SXSW that they will be sharing in the near future.

The duo have also released a music video from their first album. It features floating instruments and moving paintings, and is excellent. You can see it right here:

Check out Pepper Rabbit’s tour dates:

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1/27 –  Neumos – Seattle, WA*
3/4 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean &
3/5 – Der Rathskeller @ Wisconsin Union – Madison, WI
3/9 – The Middle East – Boston, MA %
3/10 – Bowery Ballroom – New York City, NY %
3/11 – First Uniterian Church – Philadelphia, PA %
3/12 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY %
3/13 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC %
3/14 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC %
3/23 – Low Brow – El Paso, TX $
3/24 – The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ $
3/25 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA $
3/27 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA $
3/29 – Holocene – Portland, OR $
3/30 – Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA $
4/1 – Filling Station – Bozeman, MT $
4/2 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT $
4/3 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO $
* w/ Ra Ra Riot
& w/ Nicole Atkins & The Sea and Cotton Jones
% w/ Rural Alberta Advantage
$ w/ Miniature Tigers

Class Actress Announces SXSW Show

 

Brooklyn’s own Class Actress have announced a spring headlining tour that takes them right through SXSW.  The band’s first EP, Journal of Ardency is available now on Terrible Records.

A special extended version of the EP will be available at all shows. The CD features a cover of Neon Indian’s “Terminally Chill”. You can see Class Actress (with MillionYoung) right here:

Mar 9 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

Mar 10 Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover

Mar 11 Miami, FL @ The Vagabond

Mar 12 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

Mar 13 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

Mar 16-19 Austin, TX @ SXSW

Mar 20 Dallas, TX @ Bro Fest 2011 @ Club Dada

Mar 21 Little Rock, AR @ Arkansas Community Arts Co-Op

Mar 22 Kansas City, MO @ Crosstown Station

Mar 23 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s

Mar 24 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rockhouse

Mar 25 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Panda Bear Reveals CD Release Date

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Panda Bear is the side-project of Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox. Lennox has announced a release date for Panda Bear’s fourth full-length. Tomboy will be out on his own label, Paw Tracks, on April 19th of this year.

If you can’t wait till then, you can stream “Slow Motion” from NPR, and here is the track list to tide you over. Tomboy will be:

01 You Can Count on Me

02 Tomboy

03 Slow Motion

04 Surfer’s Hymn

05 Last Night at The Jetty

06 Drone

07 Alsatian Darn

08 Sheherezade

09 Friendship Bracelet

10 Afterburner

11 Benfica