Bill Callahan Releases New Album And Announces Tour Dates

Bill Callahan, also known as Smog, is a lo-fi underground rock artist best known for releasing Jandek-influenced experimental rock before growing more nuanced and “professional” sounding as his career has progressed.

Drag City, his longtime label, just released latest album Apocalypse on April 5th in preparation for a nationwide tour! Check out the song “Baby’s Breath” here and tour dates below!

Tour Dates

Mon. May 2 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Tue. June 14 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Wed. June 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Thu. June 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Fri. June 17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho
Sat. June 18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sun. June 19 – Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Library
Wed. June 22 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
Mon. June 27 – Denver, CO @ High Dive
Fri. July 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Sun. July 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Fri. July 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
Sun. July 10 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Mon. July 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tue. July 12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Fri. Aug. 5 – Sat. Aug. 6 – Portland, OR @ Pickathon

Prussia Announce Tour Dates And Release EP

Detroit indie-pop outfit Prussia are known for their energetic arrangements and catchy harmonies, having honed their skills touring with such bands as Beach House and Dr. Dog. Their upcoming release, Poor English, looks to expand on this style while incorporating a darker tone to their lyricism. To promote this album, the group will embark on a North American tour including a show in their home state of Michigan with tUnE-YaRdS!

Check out their Myspace and tour dates below!

Tour Dates

3.30 Cafe Bourbon St.- Columbus, OH*
3.31 Bugjar- Rochester, NY*
4.01 BATV- Boston, MA*
4.02 Machines with Magnets- Providence, RI*
4.03 Cake Shop- Brooklyn, NY*
4.04 Death By Audio- Brooklyn, NY*
4.05 Danger Danger- Philadelphia, PA*
4.06 Golden West- Baltimore, MD*
4.07 Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar- Charlottesville, VA*
4.08 Tipsy- Greenville, NC*
4.09 Highland Inn Ballroom- Atlanta, GA*
4.10 JJ’s – Chattanooga, TN*
4.11 The End – Nashville, TN*
4.12 Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY*
4.13 Ottawa Tavern- Toldeo, OH*
4.14 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
4.15 Mexican Sans Frontiere- Grand Rapids, MI
5.10 Lincoln Hall- Chicago, IL#
5.11 Crofoot- Pontiac, MI#

* with Child Bite
#tUnE-YaRdS

2011 Pitchfork Festival Tickets On Sale NOW

Taking place from July 15th to 17th, Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago will feature such premier names as Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, Deerhunter, OFWGKTA, and Yuck. Single-day passes are3 going for $45 each and all-weekend passes for $110.

Buy tickets at http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com and check out the lineup (so far) below. Be sure to get tickets soon as last year they sold out in five days.

FRIDAY
Animal Collective
James Blake
Das Racist
Curren$y

SATURDAY
Fleet Foxes
The Dismemberment Plan
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Woods
Sun Airway
Kylesa

SUNDAY
TV on the Radio
Cut Copy
Deerhunter
Destroyer
OFWGKTA
Yuck

Grand Atlantic Add SXSW Date

Australian power pop quintet Grand Atlantic will be bringing their psychedelic sound to B.D’Reily’s Pub in Austin for The Drys-A-Bone SXSW Showcase on March 19. Touring in support of their third, untitled album, the group has become so practiced at their live set that even some of the songs on said record were recorded straight from concerts.

The album was recorded in an abandoned psychiatric hospital near Dunedin, New Zealand, and this dark, haunted setting shines through in their music.

Check out tour dates below!

Grand Atlantic Tour Dates

3/11 Reggie’s Music Joint, Chicago, IL

3/12 The Living Room, New York, NY

3/13 The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

3/15 (SXSW) Dart International Party, Austin, TX

3/17 (SXSW) Paisley Underground Party, Austin, TX

3/19 (SXSW) B.D’Reily,’s Pub, Austin, TX

3/20 Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar, Houston, TX

3/22 Comet Tavern, Seattle, WA

3/24 Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA

3/25 Trip, Santa Monica, CA

The Twilight Singers Announce US Tour And Release Album Next Week

New Orleans natives The Twilight Singers are well known throughout the indie world for blending soul, rock, and electronic music into their own distinct style. Spawned in 1997 as a side project of The Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli, they have since released four albums including 2006’s critically acclaimed Powder Burns. Nearly 5 years later, the group is ready to release a new album and go on tour once again.

Now signed to Sub Pop, the group just dropped Dynamite Steps on February 15th, following which the band will be launching a US tour (starting May 3rd) accompanied by Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s. Additionally, they will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on February 23rd to promote the new album.

Order the album at www.subpop.com and check out the tour dates below!

THE TWILIGHT SINGERS US TOUR

May 4 Oxford MS Proud Larry’s
May 5 Atlanta GA Masquerade
May 6 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge
May 7 Carrboro NC Cat’s Cradle
May 9 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club
May 10 Philadelphia PA Trocodero
May 11 Boston MA Paradise
May 13 New York NY Webster Hall
May 14 Pittsburgh PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
May 15 Detroit MI St. Andrews Hall
May 16 Newport KY Southgate House
May 17 Chicago IL Metro
May 18 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theatre
May 21 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom
May 22 Seattle WA Showbox
May 24 San Francisco CA The Fillmore
May 25 Los Angeles CA The Music Box
May 27 San Diego CA Belly Up
May 28 Phoenix AZ The Clubhouse
May 30 Dallas TX Granada Theatre
May 31 Austin TX The Parish
June 1 Houston TX Warehouse Live Studio
June 3 New Orleans LA Tipitina’s

Electra Announce SXSW Showcase And Release New Single

Israeli band Electra hails from Tel Aviv and have recently been on the rise through the blogosphere. They’re known for their rockabilly sensibilities, energetic live performances, and catchy, garage rock sound. They recently announced that they’ll be playing a set at SXSW, headlining a show with fellow Anova Music labelmates Eatlitz on March 16th at Easy Tiger.

Download “Radio On” here and check out tour dates below!

Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates:
03/16 AUSTIN, TX SXSW: Anova Music Showcase @ Easy Tiger (12:00am)
03/21 BROOKLYN, NY @ Bruar Falls
03/23 NEW YORK, NY @ Pianos (9:00pm)
03/26 BROOKLYN, NY @ Goodbye Blue Monday (10:00pm)