The Cool Kids Set to Release Album

Chicago duo The Cool Kids are set to release their highly anticipated full-length album on July 12th!  Called When Fish Ride Bicycles, the album features 11 brand new songs and finds the duo working with Asher Roth, Travis Barker, and many more guests.  The Cool Kids started working on their album in December 2010 with Pharrell Williams at the helm.  Here is the track listing:

1.  Rush Hour Traffic
2.  GMC
3.  Boomin’ (featuring Tennille)
4.  Sour Apples (featuring Travis Barker)
5.  Penny Hardaway (featuring Ghostface Killah)
6.  Bundle Up
7.  Gas Station (featuring Bun B)
8.  Get Right
9.  Swimsuits (featuring Mayer Hawthorne)
10. Roll Call (featuring Asher Roth, Chip Tha Ripper, Boldy James)
11.Summer Jam (featuring Maxine Ashley), Produced by Pharrell Williams



The Madison Square Gardeners Announce Tour

The MSGers are hitting the road with Tim Easton!  Not only will they be opening for Easton, they’ll also be backing him up.  The MSGers have a long history of backing bands and musicians such as Ben Kweller, The New York Dolls, Justin Townes Earle and Roseanne Cash.  Before hitting the road, the band is celebrating the release of their third EP, Teeth of Champions, and just played a FREE show at NYC’s Rockwood Stage2. Here are the other dates and venues where you can catch them!

Wed, June 22 – Rock Island, IL – Daytrotter
Thurs, June 23 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Fri, June 24 – Columbus, OH – The Rumba Café (co-headline bill)
Sat, June 25 – Columbus, OH – The Rumba Café  (co-headline bill)
Mon, June 27 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Wed, June 29 – Washington, DC – Jammin Java
Thurs, June 30 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
Fri, July 1 – New London, CT – Oasis
Sat, July 2 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

STRFKR Debut Video for “Julius”

Portland band STRFKR have released their second album, Reptillians, and have just finished an extensive tour across the country.  So what to do?  Well, time to release a video!  (And perform in a few more spots, including San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival.)  Here are the upcoming dates for the quartet:

06/03 – Mexico City, MX – Caradura
06/20 – Pullman, WA – Bell Tower
06/22 – 06/24 – Calgary, AB – Canada Olympic Plaza – Sled Island
06/26 – Spokane, WA – A Club
08/10 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club
08/11 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
08/12 – 08/14 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands

And here is the video for the single, “Julius”:

The Postelles Announce Tour and New Video

New York Magazine‘s “Vulture” has recently released the band’s video for the new single “Hold On.”  Video can be seen here:  As you can see, the video was shot impromptu at a roadside gas station!  The magazine has also announced the New York City rockers are going on tour to promote their self-titled album.  The album was produced by The Strokes’ Albert Hammond, Jr.  Check them out at these spots:

6/7 || New York, NY || Mercury Lounge *
6/8 || New York, NY || Mercury Lounge
6/10 || Philadelphia, PA || Kung Fu Necktie *
6/11 || Washington, DC || Red Palace *
6/15 || Toronto, ON, Canada || NXNE
6/16 || Toronto, ON, Canada || NXNE
6/17 || Chicago, IL || Schubas
6/18 || Milwaukee, WI || Summer Soulstice Music Festival
6/20 || Seattle, WA || Tractor Tavern
6/23 || San Francisco, CA || Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop
6/28 || Los Angeles, CA || The Echo #
7/7 || Boston, MA || T.T. the Bear’s Place
*support by The Ambassadors
# support by Pan Am

Yvette Announce Spring Tour Dates

Industrial “loud” duo Yvette have announced spring tour dates.  The tour is to promote their self-titled 7″.  Catch them at these spots:

Saturday 5/28: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Sunday 5/29: Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge w/ Lady Cop
Monday 5/30: Greensboro, NC @ Glenwood Coffee and Books
Tuesday 5/31: Atlanta, GA @ 529
Wednesday 6/1: Gainesville, FL @ The Laboratory w/ Hear Hums, Praything
Friday 6/3: Nashville, TN @ Betty’s w/ Trophy Wife, Adventure Bomb
Sunday 6/5: St. Louis, MO @ LEMP Arts
Monday 6/6: Chicago, IL @ Panchos w/ Geffika, Wishgift
Wednesday 6/8: Detroit, MI @ Lager House
Thursday 6/9: Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Saturday 6/11: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Shop w/ Hidden Twin (mem. Modey Lemon), Passengers

Sam Roberts Band Announce Album and Release Single

Rockers the Sam Roberts Band have announced a tour to promote their upcoming album, Collider.  The album will be released on May 10th but you can listen to the first single from the album, called “The Last Crusade,” right here: Sam Roberts Band- The Last Crusade by MMMusic

Here are the tour dates!

May 16th         Rock N Roll Hotel            Washington DC
May 18th         Bowery Ballroom            New York City, NY
May 20th         Brighton Hall                   Boston, MA
May 24th         The Troubadour              Los Angeles, CA
May 25th         The Independent            San Francisco, CA
May 26th         Mississippi Studios         Portland OR
May 28th         Malkin Bowl                     Vancouver BC
May 29th         Sasquatch! Festival         The Gorge OR
June 3rd           Massey Hall                     Toronto ON
June 4th           Massey Hall                     Toronto ON
June 6th           First Ave                           Minneapolis MN
June 7th           Lincoln Hall                      Chicago IL
June 8th           St. Andrew’s Hall             Detroit, MI