Meet Painted Palms


Painted Palms, who is Secretly Canadian’s newest member of the family, are causing quite the storm on the indie scene. The duo of cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme, have just released their debut EP, Canopy, that came out digitally on April 26th. Indie fans have been hopping on board to get a glimpse and a listen of these up and comers, so if you know what is good for you, check them out.

The EP will also drop June 21st on 12″ vinyl and it is infectious to say the least. Each song really brings something different to the table. Creating their own special brand of pyschadelic pop music that will have you dancing your ass off and craving more, you can currently catch the band on tour with of Montreal that just kicked off this week.
Check out the listings below as well as free track!

Canopy Tracklisting

1. All of Us 2. Water Hymn
3. Falling Asleep
4. Great White
5. Canopy

Painted Palms Tour Dates
Apr. 28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*

Apr. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts*

Apr. 30 – New York, NY – Webster Hall*

May 01 – Boston, MA – Paradise*

May 02 – Montreal, QE – Metropolis*#

May 03 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix*#

May 04 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues*

May 05 – Chicago, IL – The Vic*

May 06 – Omaha, NE – The Slowdown*

May 07 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall*

May 08- Denver, CO – Bluebird*

May 09 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue*

May 11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market*^

May 12 – Portland, OR – Roseland*

May 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*^^

May 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Avalon*##

May 15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre*

May 17 – Austin, TX – Mohawk*

May 18 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall*

May 19 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall*

May 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre*!

* with of Montreal

^ with Beat Connection

! with Modern Skirts

^^ with Hunx & His Punx

# with Braids

## with Nite Jewel

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Announces Tour and Premieres “Sink / Let It Sway” Video


Someone Still Loves You Boris Yelsin kicked off their spring tour on Monday, April 25 in Columbia, MO at Mojo’s and will be wrapping it up May 3 at the Rock Shop in Brooklyn, NY. The tour will be featuring support from Minnesota band Koo Koo Kangaroo. The band also released their “Sink/Let It Sway” video featuring the band in various rubber masks (one Conan O’Brien, one Hilary Clinton). The video shows the band running constantly creating chaos whenever they can and eventually settling down at a raging party where Hilary wales on the drums and Conan does some crazy guitar moves. The song rocks, but the video should not be watched drunk. It will make you nauseous. Just a tip. Anyway, featured below are the tour dates for SSLYBY:

Apr. 25 – Columbia, MO – Mojo’s

Apr. 26 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Apr.28 – Champaign, IL – Courtyard Cafe

Apr. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox

Apr.30 – Philadelphia, PA – Blockley Pourhouse

May 01 – Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel

May 02 – South Orange, NJ – Seton Hall University

May 03 – Brooklyn, NY – The Rock Shop

Matt Pond PA Releases ‘Spring Fools’ EP


Matt Pond PA recently released his Spring Fools EP with tracks such as “Love To Get Used,” “Human Beings,” “Lovers Always Win,” “Spring Fawn,” “Sugar Bush.” Speaking from strictly listening to the lead track “Love To Get Used” this EP will blaring out of headphones in this city everywhere. The track has a catchy, sway your head back and forth kind of beat and the lyrics will stick with you long after the mp3 is over. If you think you recognize that lovely lady voice it is Austin’s very own singer-songwriter Ariel Abshire. She perfectly compliments Pond’s vocals in this track which boasts that physical love may be the only truth in this world. Whether you agree or not, download the EP, give it a listen, and form your own opinion. The EP itself is dedicated to Andrew Kenney of The Wooden Birds, of which Matt Pond PA is now a full fledged member. Their new album “Two Matchsticks” will be dropping in June. Matt Pond PA will be performing a last-minute show on Thursday, April 28 at Watermark 800 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ. Doors @ 8pm. And it’s 21+.

See Matt Pond on tour with The Wooden Birds this summer:

June 16 Rhythm Room – Phoenix AZ

June 17 The Echo – Los Angeles CA

June 18 Soda Bar – San Diego CA

June 19 The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz CA

June 23 Sunset Tavern – Seattle WA

June 24 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland OR

June 25 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco CA

July 8 Hideout – Chicago IL

July 9 Founders Brewery, Co. – Grand Rapids MI

July 10 Drake Hotel – Toronto ON

July 11 Casa Del Popolo – Montreal QC

July 12 Great Scott – Allston MA

July 14 Mercury Lounge – New York NY

July 15 The Rock Shop – Brooklyn NY

July 16 DC9 – Washington DC

July 17 THE EARL – Atlanta GA

July 20 The Mohawk – Austin TX

Painted Palms Sign With Secretly Canadian, Release EP, Tour Dates

Secretly Canadian, that flag ship of good indie music, would like to welcome the newest addition to their lineup – Painted Palms. In celebration of their recent signing, the label has released their debut EP, Canopy, as a digital download (here) and will release the vinyl version June 21st. The cousin duo of Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme, expand to a quintet for live shows, which they will be doing with Of Montreal and others. Catch them on the road, and download the first track off Canopy, All of Us.

Apr. 28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*

Apr. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts*

Apr. 30 – New York, NY – Webster Hall*

May 01 – Boston, MA – Paradise*

May 02 – Montreal, QE – Metropolis*#

May 03 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix*#

May 04 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues*

May 05 – Chicago, IL – The Vic*

May 06 – Omaha, NE – The Slowdown*

May 07 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall*

May 08- Denver, CO – Bluebird*

May 09 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue*

May 11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market*^

May 12 – Portland, OR – Roseland*

May 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*^^

May 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Avalon*##

May 15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre*

May 17 – Austin, TX – Mohawk*

May 18 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall*

May 19 – Memphis, TN –  Minglewood Hall*

May 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre*!

* with of Montreal

^ with  Beat Connection

! with Modern Skirts

^^ with Hunx & His Punx

# with Braids

## with Nite Jewel

DATAROCK Releases “California” Remix

Norway’s DATAROCK have a long-standing reputation for creating a unique sound which encompasses elements of new wave, indie dance and funk music.  They recently released Catcher in the Rye, dubbed “the most extravagant single in history”, as well as a secret EP titled California featuring tracks that will be featured in the upcoming DATAROCK-the musical.

This week, the group also released a remix by Ralph Myers of the title track from the EP on BigShot.  Both California and Catcher In the Rye can be purchased on iTunes.  And adding a little fun flair to the release of the single for TheCatcher In The Rye, fans can also purchase a collectible designer toy with a USB stick from SUPER7.  The USB stick features 113 tracks, 1500 photos taken at various shows with stops in 33 countries along with 20 music videos, Never Say Die, a brand new hour-long concert film as well as some other rarities and b-sides.

Check out the remix of “California“.

Lollapalooza Announces Lineup


Lollapalooza celebrates it’s 20th year this summer and the names on the bill are more exciting than ever. Remember when this fest used to tour and it was awful? Yea, who wishes it was a touring event again…us. Lollapalooza will take place August 5th-7th in Chicago’s Grant Park. The lineup includes acts from all over the indie spectrum from headliners Girl Talk, Foo Fighters, Bright Eyes, The Drums, Ratatat, Best Coast, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant, Cold War Kids, The Mountain Goats and more! Learn more about the lineup HERE.