The Spinto Band Team Up with Jonathan Mann to Create a Song a Day

As you all know, The Spinto Band is one of Modern Mystery’s most favorite bands around, so when they are involved in something new and exciting, hell we are on it. Spinto vocalists Nick Krill and Thomas Hughes are about to embark on a month long live recording project with musician friend Jonathan Mann. This venture will be something like you have never experienced before. It will involve audience participation (hey, that’s you!). Mann has been writing a song a day for nearly three years, and he is about to hit his 1,000th tune. Krill and Hughes will be producing Jonathan’s record this June in San Francisco, and trust us, it is far from conventional. The recording sessions have been funded completely by Kickstarter donations of nearly $13,000 as over 250 people have backed the project. You will also get to see what goes on in the studio 24/7 as there will be live web-streaming throughout the whole time. This obviously means hearing amazing tracks as they are getting put down (and possibly Super Smash Brothers challenges). Other musicians will also be involved in the collaboration from long distances as well which makes it super exciting as we have no idea who may appear. Nick Krill has stated that it will involve “various forms of audience participation,” and that sounds super cool to us. Who doesn’t want to be a part of rock n’ roll history? Every day will bring a new song in the month of June with an accompanying music video for each one. Yes, this sounds super ambitious, but you know they can pull it off flawlessly. There is no doubt about it.

You will be able to experience this glorious project starting tomorrow at Johnathan Mann’s site,

For more information on the project please go HERE.

Modern Mystery will be spreading the tracks and songs as they come along.


Friendly Fires Head Out on Summer Tour

What better way to start this hot Summer season than some fire? Friendly Fires that is. The group have just kicked off a massive tour last week that will see them through to August. They will then pick up again in November as they do a stint in Europe. Until June 11th they will be touring with electronic artist, Wise Blood. Friendly Fires will also be hitting the festival circuit in Europe as well as playing Lollapalooza here. The band is currently supporting their newest release, Pala. Check out the tour dates below!

1 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theatre
4 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Venue
5 – Seattle, Wash. @Neumos
6 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
8 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Public Works SF
8 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Music Box
11 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Teatro Chino De Six Flags
12 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Escenia
18 – Elchenriy & Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Hurricane & Southside Festivals
23 – Oslo, Norway @ Oslo Live Festival
25 – Glastonbury, United Kingdom @ Glastonbury Festival
28 – Magaluf, Spain @ Mallorca Rocks
29 – Ibiza, Spain @ Ibiza Rocks

2 – St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Open Air Festival
8 – Oeiras, Portugal @ Optimus Alive! Festival
9 – Kinross, Scotland @ T In The Park
10 – Punchestown, Ireland @ Oxegen Festival
15 – Benicassim, Spain @ Benicassim Festival
17 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Rock N’ Coke Festival
28 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro Theatre
29 – Melbourne, Australia @ Billboard
31 – Woodford, Australia @ Splendour In The Grass

5-7 *- Chicago, Ill. @ Lollapalooza
7 – New York, N.Y. @ Central Park SummerStage
13 – Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic
14 – Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonice
18 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
26-28 – Reading & Leeds, United Kingdom @ Reading & Leeds Festival

10 – Bristol, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Bristol
11 -Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Birmingham
12 – Southhampton, United Kingdom @ Southhampton Guildhall
14 – Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Rock City
15 – Newcastle, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Newcastle
17 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo Manchester
18 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Barrowland
19 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Leeds
21 – Cambridge, United Kingdom @ Corn Exchange
22 – Lincoln, United Kingdom @ The Engine Shed
25-26 – Brixton, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Brixton

Woods Set Summer Tour Dates

On June 14th, Woods will release their 6th full-length album, Sun & Shade, on their own Woodsist record label. This summer, the band will embark on a North American tour co-headlining with The Fresh & Onlys. Among the guests joining the band on tour are Kurt Vile, Ducktails and White Fence, all three of whom have recorded for the Woodsist label. Peep the  full list of dates below.

Summer Tour Dates

Sat-May-28    Hartford, CT            Comcast Theatre / B.O.M.B Fest 2011

Mon-Jul-11        Boston, MA            Brighton Music Hall *

Tue-Jul-12        Montreal, QC            La Sala Rossa *

Wed-Jul-13    Toronto, ON            Lee’s Palace *

Thu-Jul-14        Cleveland, OH            Grog Shop *

Fri-Jul-15        Bloomington, IN            Russian Recording *

Sat-Jul-16        Chicago, IL            Pitchfork Music Festival

Mon-Jul-18    Minneapolis, MN        7th Street Entry #

Tue-Jul-19    Fargo, ND                The Aquarium #

Sat-Jul-23    Vancouver, BC            Electric Owl #

Sun-Jul-24    Bellingham, WA        The Shakedown #

Mon-Jul-25    Portland, OR            Doug Fir #

Wed-Jul-27    Sacramento, CA        Sol Collective #

Fri-Jul-29        San Francisco, CA        The Independent #

Sat-Jul-30        Big Sur, CA            Woodsist Festival – Fernwood Lodge        ***SOLD OUT***

Sun-Jul-31        Big Sur, CA            Woodsist Festival – Henry Miller Library        ***SOLD OUT***

Tue-Aug-02    Los Angeles, CA        Echoplex #%

Wed-Aug-03    Phoenix, AZ            Rhythm Room %

Fri-Aug-05    Austin, TX            The Mohawk %

Sun-Aug-07    Oxford, MS            Cats Purring Dude Ranch %

Mon-Aug-08    Atlanta, GA            The Earl %

Tue-Aug-09    Asheville, NC            Grey Eagle %

Sat-Aug-13    New York, NY            Bowery Ballroom %!

Sun-Sep-04   Dorset, UK              End of The Road Fest

Mon-Sep-05  Manchester, UK      Sound Control *

Tue-Sep-06  Glasgow, UK         Stereo*

Wed-Sep-07  Bristol, UK       The Fleece *

Thu-Sep-08  London, UK      Scala *

* = w/ Kurt Vile and the Violators

# = w/ The Fresh & Onlys

% = w/ White Fence

! = w/ Ducktails

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Releases Album News, Tour Dates

After a long wait, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will release their newest record, Hysterical, on September 12th. This album will also be self released by the band and this time around they worked with producer John Congleton who has worked with Modest Mouse, St. Vincent, and The Walkmen. Impressive roster to say the least. The band will re-release their debut album on vinyl, June 14th. CYHSY has also announced a handful of tour dates for the time being. Time to get excited folks.

12-14 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Outside Lands
27-28 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Sunset Junction Street Fair

2 – North Dorset, England @ End of the Road Festival
6 – Sheffield, England @ Queens Social Club
7 – London, England @ Scala
9 – Berlin, Germany @ Airport Tempelhof
12 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
14 – Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9

Florence + The Machine Talk New Record

It hasn’t been too long since Florence + The Machine hit the music world by storm with their debut, Lungs, and the group is already working on the follow-up.
Singer Florence Welch spoke to Nylon Magazine recently and stated the band has been working on new songs with producer Paul Epsworth who has also worked with Kate Nash and Adele. Nice choice. Welch also said that this time the lyrics would be a bit darker and the songs would be about imaginary things. No release date has been set yet, but keep your ears and eyes peeled. Keep checking back for more updates on Florence + The Machine’s progress.

The Rapture Returns with New Record

If your name is The Rapture, there is no better time to make a small comeback than now. When was the last time we heard from these guys anyway? Ironcially all of the talk about the actual rapture, had me searching for my Rapture albums on the shelf. Well played God. The band is heading back to their old label, the James Murphy owned DFA Records for their revival. This will be the group’s first record in 5 years. It was recorded in Brooklyn and Paris. The Rapture will release The Grace of Your Love on September 6th. Take a peek at the tracklisting below.

01 Sail Away
02 Miss You
03 Blue Bird
04 Come Back to Me
05 In the Grace of Your Love
06 Never Gonna Die Again
07 Roller Coaster
08 Children
09 Can You Find a Way?
10 How Deep Is Your Love?
11 It Takes Time to Be a Man