Metric Remix Album Announced

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Metric have announced the release date of their fan-collaborated effort Fantasies Flashbacks.

The album will be out October 11th, and features a collection of the band’s favorite mixes submitted by their fans.

The remixes will be part of a deluxe vinyl box set, of which all proceeds go to the Center for Addiction and Mental Health.

The vinyl box will have a huge list of goodies. If you order one, this is what you get:

· 10 x 7″ vinyl singles, each containing an original song from Fantasies and the associated winning remix from the Indaba Music contest;

· A PlayButton digital music player pre-loaded with (the same) 10 winning remixes (one of the first new notable commercial releases available on PlayButton);

· A digital download code redeemable for all music from the 7″ singles (20 tracks including the original studio album version of Fantasies), plus an additional 11 of the band’s favorite remixes. In total this is 31 songs or over 80 minutes of music;

· Two 6″ x 6″, two-sided color inserts featuring fan-created artwork/imagery, track listing, credits and information about the genesis of the remix album and the charitable tie-in with CAMH;

· A limited edition 18″ x 24″ glossy METRIC poster;

· A custom box housing everything listed above.

The package is available for immediate pre-order on Metric’s online store which you can find here, the box will be shipped October 11th.

 

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Robbers on High Street Announce West Coast Tour

Four years after the release of their second full length, Robbers on High Street have a new album in the works with a reworked lineup, and they’re hitting the road to celebrate both.

The group’s third album, Hey There Golden Hair, will be arriving September 13th via Rocco Grecco Records and the band will be bringing their unabashed love of the ’60s and ’70s out to the West Coast.

The group will be on the road with the Allah-Lahs throughout the month of September. You can find them:

Sept 14 – San Diego, CA – Bar Pink – w/ Allah-Las

Sept 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy – w/ Allah-Las, Street & Babe Shadow & DJ Kevin Bronson – LA CD RELEASE PARTY

Sept 17 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah – w/ Allah-Las

Sept 19 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge – w/ Allah-Las

Sept 21 – Seattle, WA – KEXP Live in Studio

Sept 21 – Seattle, WA – Fun House – w/ Allah-Las

Sept 22 – Vancouver, BC – Waldorf w/ Allah-Las

Oct 7 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge – NYC CD RELEASE PARTY

Oct 15 – Pensacola, FL – DeLuna Fest – w/ Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim and more

 

Neon Indian’s New Album Gets A Release Date

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After earning practically universal critical adoration for his first album, Psychic Chasms, Neon Indian mastermind Alan Palomo is finally ready his second offering.

Neon Indian’s sophomore album, Era Extrana, will be released September 13th. Here’s a video for the song “Heart: Decay” off of the upcoming LP.

NEON INDIAN – HEART : DECAY from gorillavsbear.net on Vimeo.

While understandably pressed for time due to performing at massive festivals like South by Southwest and Bonnaroo and touring with the Flaming Lips, Phoenix, and Massive Attack, fans can’t help but be antsy for new material.

To create the newa lbum, Palomo holed up in an efficiency apartment in Finland and cobbled it together from journal entries he made during the time. The album has Neon Indian treading darker waters and exploring a little more somber territory.

Following the album release is a full tour, which has Neon Indian traversing the nation. You can see the new material live here:

 

9/15 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

9/16 Washington DC – Rock n Roll Hotel

9/17 Carrboro, NC – Moog Festival

9/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

9/20 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree *

9/21 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *

9/22 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *

9/23 Austin, TX – The Mohawk

9/24 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

9/26 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

9/27 San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern *

9/30 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *

10/1 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop * ^

10/3 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *

10/4 Vancouver, BC – Venue *

10/5 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe *

10/7 Boise, ID – Reef * ^

10/8 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge * ^

10/10 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater *

10/12 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar * ^

10/13 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry * ^

10/14 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall * ^

10/15 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop * ^

10/16 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick * ^

10/18 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace * ^

10/19 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa

10/20 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall ^

10/21 New York, NY – Webster Hall ^

 

* w/ Com Truise

^ w/ Purity Ring

Joy Formidable Support Foo Fighters on Tour

The Joy Formidable scored a very high honor when Foo Fighters’ front man Dave Grohl asked them to tour along side the heavy rock giants for a slew of East Coast tours.

The two bands will provide quite the contrast to audiences when they take the stage. While the Foo Fighters are touring behind their newest full-length, Joy Formidable is focusing more on the work of others with their new EP Roarities which features covers from The Naked and Famous and Innerparty as well as a couple live tracks.

The band also released their newest video, for the song “A Heavy Abacus” which you can see right here.

You can see the Foo Fighters and Joy Formidable in these cities:

Sept 2 Redmond, WA @ ENDFEST

Sept 4 Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom Festival

Sept 8 Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW

Sept 22 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival

Sept 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Popped Festival!

Sept 24 Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown

Nov 7 Duluth, GA @ Arena of Gwinnett Center*

Nov 8 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena*

Nov 10 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center*

Nov 14 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center*

Nov 16 Boston, MA @ TD Garden*

 

*With The Foo Fighters

 

Pepper Rabbit Release Free EP

In order to get people really psyched about their upcoming full length Red Velvet Snow Ball, Pepper Rabbit has released a free EP into the wild.

The EP, Rose Mary Stretch, features the album’s lead single (sharing the same name as the EP) as well as a Miniature Tigers cover with the song “Gold Skull”.

You can grab the EP right here, or see the real thing as Pepper Rabbit continues their extensive U.S. tour. Dates include:

08/31 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge \

09/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^

09/08 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^ !

09/09 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival

09/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn ^ !

09/11 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree ^ !

09/12 – Nashville, TN @ The End ^ !

09/13 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ^ !

09/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^ !

09/16 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert Arms Hotel ^ !

09/19 – Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop ^ !

09/20 – Calgary, AB @ Republik ^

09/22 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Festival

09/24 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern ^ !

09/25 – Portland, OR @ Holocene ^ !

09/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill ^ !

09/28 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar ^ !

09/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo ^ !

09/30 – Tempe, AZ @ Sail Inn ^ !

10/01 – Santa Fe, NM @ Corazon ^ !

10/02 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace ^ !

10/04 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^ !

10/05 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ^ !

10/06 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird ^

10/07 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop ^ !

10/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern ^ !

10/09 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge ^ !

10/10 – London, ON @ Call The Office ^ !

10/14 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern ^

10/15 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon ^

10/16 – Quebec, QC @ Le Cercle ^ !

10/18 – Halifax, NS @ Paragon Theatre ^

10/19 – Portland, ME @ SPACE ^ !

10/20 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott ^ !

* = w/ Givers

# = w/ 1, 2, 3

$ = w/ Ballyho!

% = w/ Charlie Blacksmoke, Cheyenne Marrs & Sudden Organs, & Royal T

\ = w/ We Barbarians, & ANR

^ = w/ Braids

! = w/ O Danagemen

The Oh Sees Add Festivals To Tour Schedule

Punk rockers Thee Oh Sees just released their newest album, Castlemania to widespread acclaim.

Now the group is taking the album on the road, with a stint in North America that includes stops at several festivals, including Bumbershoot.

The group’s tour spans from June to September, and you can check out their intense live act here:

07/28/2011 Uptown Oakland CA w/Royal Baths, Mike Donovan

07/31/2011 Woodsist Festival Big Sur CA

09/04/2011 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle WA

09/05/2011 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver BC w/Bare Wires

09/09/2011 Musicfest Northwest Portland OR

02/10/2012 Bruise Cruise Festival Miami and Nassau Bahamas F