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MUTE Announces Lineup For Short Circuit Festival At The Roundhouse, London

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As part of the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival, Mute Records will curate two days of performances and installation at London’s historic The Roundhouse. The label is pleased to announce the first details of the artists to be showcased on May 13-14, with further festival announcements to follow in the coming weeks.

The two-day event will feature performances and unique collaborations from Mute artists past, present, and future- alongside DJs, talks, workshops, screenings, and installations. A celebration of Mute’s unique and influential work as both label and publisher, the occasion will see all of The Roundhouse’s public spaces open together for the very first time.

Founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, Mute Records has since signed and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists, including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yazoo, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Moby, and Richard Hawley – quickly becoming home to a crop of both emerging and steadfast talent.

While maintaining an incredibly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget, and DAF, through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman/Richie Hawtin, and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and S.C.U.M, the label has always been one of the foremost champions of electronic music.

SHORT CIRCUIT FESTIVAL 2011

FRIDAY MAY 13th

LIVE

RECOIL

NITZER EBB

RICHARD H. KIRK

CARTER TUTTI with Nik Void

NON

THE BALANESCU QUARTET

POLE

T.RAUMSCHMIERE

THOMAS FEHLMANN

THOMAS BRINKMANN

KOMPUTER

DJ

DANIEL MILLER

SATURDAY MAY 14th

LIVE

ERASURE AND SPECIAL GUESTS

THE RESIDENTS

LAIBACH

LIARS

ALISON MOYET (SPECIAL GUEST)

S.C.U.M

POPPY AND THE JEZEBELS

SFT AND MIRA CALIX

BIG DEAL

JAMES BROOKS

PETER GREGSON

DJ

DANNY BRIOTTET

IRMIN SCHMIDT AND KUMO play The Sound Of Can – CAN ARCHIVES SPECIAL

FILMS

MARK STEWART ‘ON/OFF’ (2009)

AN EXCLUSIVE NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS FILM BY IAIN FORSYTH AND JANE POLLARD WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

TALKS

GARETH JONES ON PRODUCING MUTE ARTISTS,

STEFAN BETKE (AKA POLE) ‘AN INTRODUCTION INTO THE SCIENCE OF MASTERING’

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

INSTALLATIONS – MAY 13th + 14th

SCHNEIDERS BEURO

FLIES, GUYS AND CHOIRS

FELIX’S MACHINES

My Cousin, The Emperor Releases New Ep

My Cousin, The Emperor will be releasing their new record, The Subway EPs, on March 29th.The album is a single disc with a double EP on it.

Coming in two volumes, the first part has acoustic tracks and is called Prospect Park. The second volume, Broadway-Lafayette, is an electric album.

In support of CD, they will be embarking on a tour with the Small Ponds. The tour dates are listed below:

MY COUSIN, THE EMPEROR & THE SMALL PONDS TOUR DATES:
Tues, March 1 – Allentown, PA – VIP Elite Lounge @ Crocodile Rock **
Thurs, March 3 – New York, NY – The Living Room **
Tues, March 8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fire **
Wed, March 9 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House
Thurs, March 10 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse
Fri, March 11 – Asheville, NC – The Emerald Lounge
Sat, March 12 – Knoxville, TN – Patrick Sullivans
Sun, March 13 – Little Rock, AR – Whitewater Tavern
Mon, March 14 – Denton, TX – Dan’s Silver Leaf
Tues, March 15 – Houston, TX – Big Star Bar
Wed, March 16 – Austin, TX – The Ale House ##
Fri, March 18 – Austin, TX – Red Eyed Fly**
Fri, March 18 – Austin, TX – Maria’s Tacos  ##
Sat, March 19 – Carrollton, GA – TBA
Sun, March 20 – Atlanta, GA – TBA

** – MCTE only

## – The Small Ponds only

The Watson Twins Announce New EP And Tour

The Watson Twins are showing their admiration to artists like PJ Harvey, The Black Keys, Bill Withers, Sade and more by putting together their own take on their songs. The whole EP was recorded in only a week and encompasses moments from five decades of music, with a special Watson Twins touch. You can download their cover of Turtles’ “You Showed Me” on their website HERE.

The twins will also be taking the new tracks on the road over the next two months when they open for Amos Lee and Alexi Murdoch. Check out the dates below.

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

3/3  –  Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar (with Alexi Murdoch)

3/5  –  Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater (with Alexi Murdoch) SOLD OUT

4/22 – Raleigh, NC  – Lincoln Theater (with Amos Lee)

4/23  – Charlotte, NC  –  Knight Center (with Amos Lee)

4/24 –  Asheville, NC – Forsythia HallHeadlining show (with Amos Lee)

4/25 – Knoxville, TN  – Tennessee Theater (with Amos Lee)

4/26 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar Headlining show (with Amos Lee)

4/27  – Athens, GA  –  Melting Pointkno Headlining show (with Amos Lee)

4/28 – Charleston, SC – NCPAC (with Amos Lee)

4/29  –  Birmingham, AL  – WorkPlay Soundstage (with Amos Lee)

 

Matt Pond PA Announces Tour Dates and Releases Video

To support their critically acclaimed album, The Dark Leaves, Matt Pond PA has announced they are going on tour and starting in Anaheim.  Tour dates are as follows:

March 01 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ [indoors]
March 02 – Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory
March 03 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
March 04 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Café
March 05 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
March 07 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
March 08 – Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds
March 09 – Ybor City, FL – New World Brewery
March 10 – Orlando, FL – Back Booth
March 11 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
March 12 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
March 13 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
March 15 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
March 16 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
March 17 – Hamden, CT – The Space
March 18 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
March 19 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
March 20 – Boston, MA – Middle East [downstairs]
March 22 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
March 23 – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel
March 24 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
March 25 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean

The band has also released a video for the song, “Ruins,” which can be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUgfhie5e_U

The Twilight Singers Announce US Tour And Release Album Next Week

New Orleans natives The Twilight Singers are well known throughout the indie world for blending soul, rock, and electronic music into their own distinct style. Spawned in 1997 as a side project of The Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli, they have since released four albums including 2006’s critically acclaimed Powder Burns. Nearly 5 years later, the group is ready to release a new album and go on tour once again.

Now signed to Sub Pop, the group just dropped Dynamite Steps on February 15th, following which the band will be launching a US tour (starting May 3rd) accompanied by Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s. Additionally, they will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on February 23rd to promote the new album.

Order the album at www.subpop.com and check out the tour dates below!

THE TWILIGHT SINGERS US TOUR

May 4 Oxford MS Proud Larry’s
May 5 Atlanta GA Masquerade
May 6 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge
May 7 Carrboro NC Cat’s Cradle
May 9 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club
May 10 Philadelphia PA Trocodero
May 11 Boston MA Paradise
May 13 New York NY Webster Hall
May 14 Pittsburgh PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
May 15 Detroit MI St. Andrews Hall
May 16 Newport KY Southgate House
May 17 Chicago IL Metro
May 18 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theatre
May 21 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom
May 22 Seattle WA Showbox
May 24 San Francisco CA The Fillmore
May 25 Los Angeles CA The Music Box
May 27 San Diego CA Belly Up
May 28 Phoenix AZ The Clubhouse
May 30 Dallas TX Granada Theatre
May 31 Austin TX The Parish
June 1 Houston TX Warehouse Live Studio
June 3 New Orleans LA Tipitina’s