Liars Head to Canada-And No, We’re Not Lying!

liarsThe American trio, Liars, might not need another visa stamp in their passports, but that’s not gonna stop them from going over to Canada with a new digital EP in tow.

It will be the first trip to Canada in three years for the dance-punk outfit and will even include a performance at Pop Montreal.
Their new EP Live At Shepherd’s Bush Empire will be exclusively released via iTunes on September 28th (hey thats today!). The EP will be the first new music that the band will release since their 2009 album Sisterworld. And coming in October, the band will release a new single Proud Evolution as its own single with six accompanying tracks.
Lve at Shepherds Bush Empire will be released on today, followed by Proud Evolution on October 19th.

Tour Dates:
9/29/10 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
9/30/10 – Le National – Pop Montreal (Headline)
10/1/10 – Ritual – Ottawa, ON
10/2/10 – This Aint Hollywood – Hamilton, ON
10/3/10 ¬– Roosevelt Park – Detroit, MI

Dr. Dog Skate For New Video And Hit The Road For The Fall


Dr. Dog have had a record year. They released a new album, they’ve had two successful headlining tours and now they have a new video and another headlining tour to boot.

The indie rockers from Philly have released the video for their track “Shadow People” off the album Shame, Shame. The basic setting of the video: the laid-back track is set in a roller rink. Check it out below.

The band will also be hitting the road with the likes of Good Old War, and Here We Go Magic. Be sure to catch them as they run through your town. And for all those San Francisco fans, go here for a special two-day pass for their two-night stint at The Fillmore.

Tour Dates:
Sat October 16, 2010 Toronto, ON, Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mon October 18, 2010, Buffalo, New York, The Town Ballroom
Tue October 19, 2010, Cleveland, Ohio, Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Wed October 20, 2010, Pontiac, Michigan, Crofoot Ballroom
Thu October 21, 2010, Chicago, IL, The Vic Theatre
Fri October 22, 2010, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Turner Hall
Sat October 23, 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota, First Avenue Main Room
Mon October 25, 2010, Omaha, Nebraska, The Waiting Room
Tue October 26, 2010, Boulder, CO, Boulder Theater
Wed October 27, 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah, Urban Lounge
Fri October 29, 2010, Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
Sat October 30, 2010, Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theater
Sun October 31, 2010, Eugene, Oregon, W.O.W. Hall
Tue November 2, 2010, Crystal Bay, Nevada, Crystal Bay Club Crown Room
Wed November 3, 2010, San Francisco, CA, Fillmore
Thu November 4, 2010, San Francisco, CA, Fillmore
Fri November 5, 2010, Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theatre
Sat November 6, 2010, Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
Mon November 8, 2010, Flagstaff, AZ, Orpheum Theatre
Tue November 9, 2010, Alburquerque, New Mexico, Sunshine Theatre
Wed November 10, 2010, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Academy of Contemporary Music
Thu November 11, 2010, Dallas, TX, Palladium Showroom
Fri November 12, 2010, Austin, TX, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Sat November 13, 2010, Houston, TX, Warehouse Live

Jack White: Vinyl Inventor


Jack White may as well as add inventor to his growing list of accomplishments. The Dead Weather/White Stripes/Raconteurs frontman has invented what he’s christened “the Triple Decker Record.” And the maiden voyage for this vinyl venture? The Dead Weather’s upcoming single “Blue Blood Blues.”

The band will be releasing the single in the new vinyl, but also in 7” and 12” formats with appropriate besides. Not sure how this contraption will work? Check out Mr. White himself explaining his new invention below.

“Blue Blood Blues” is available now.

Surfer Blood Ink Deal With Warner Bros

surfer bloodSurfer Blood have taken their upstart status into the major leagues.

The West Palm Beach, Florida band have recently inked a deal with Warner Bros and will probably start releasing albums via both Warner Bros and their current label Kanine.

The band are planning at least another EP with Kanine, as a follow-up to their debut album Astro Coast, which was released back in January of 2010.

No word yet on how or when the band will start recording.

Astro Coast is out now.

Sufjan’s Label Not Happy With Amazon Pricing

sufjanSufjan Stevens maybe excited that his album is being released, but his record label, Asthmatic Kitty, may not be as excited.

The label sent out a letter to fans, seemingly asking them to not buy Steven’s new album, The Age of Adz, from the massive online retailer, Amazon.

We have it on good authority that Amazon will be selling The Age of Adz for a very low price on release date, not unlike they did with Arcade Fire’s recent (and really terrific) The Suburbs,” reads the letter. “We have mixed feelings about discounted pricing. Like we said, we love getting good music into the hands of good people, and when a price is low, more people buy. A low price will introduce a lot of people to Sufjan’s music and to this wonderful album. For that, we’re grateful. But we also feel like the work that our artists produce is worth more than a cost of a latte. We value the skill, love, and time they’ve put into making their records. And we feel that our work too, in promotion and distribution, is also valuable and worthwhile.”
It continues, “That’s why we personally feel that physical products like EPs should sell for around $7 and full-length CDs for around $10-12 We think digital EPs should sell for around $5 and full-length digital albums for something like $8. So you might wonder why we’d ‘allow’ Amazon to sell it for lower than that. There are several reasons why, but mostly? It’s because we believe in you. We trust you and in your ability to make your own choice.”

The Age of Adz will be released October 12 via both physical and digital retailers.

Introducing The So So Glos!


NYC’s latest D.I.Y. band, The So So Glos, really are lifers. The life-long band of brothers (literally) are releasing a new EP this fall and embarking on a nationwide tour that will take them all over the states.

The new EP, entitled Low Back Chain Shift, is due out October 12 and, just like their live shows, carries the band’s energy and philosophy of D.I.Y. Just like their last EP, it will be released via Green Owl.

In addition to their album, the quartet will also be bringing their energetic live show to the American masses by hitting the road with Matt & Kim and The Futureheads.

Be sure to pick up Low Back Chain Shift EP when it’s released October 12 and catch The So So Glos as they come through your town this fall.

Tour Dates:

09/21 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *
09/22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
09/23 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre *
09/24 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
09/27 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre *
09/29 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe #
09/30 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge #
10/02 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #
10/04 – San Diego, CA – Casbah #
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
10/08 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court #
10/09 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre #
10/11 – Dallas, TX – Loft #
10/12 – Austin, TX – Emo’s #
10/16 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl %
10/22 – New York, NY – Pianos (Force Field PR CMJ Showcase)

* = w/ Matt & Kim
# = w/ Futureheads
% = w/ The Coathangers, Woven Bones, Carnivores