BRAIDS Premiere New Single and Mixtape

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Montreal based band BRAIDS are revving up for their debut album early next year with “Plath Heart”, their new single and a mixtape called Yours Truly. The eclectic band is a quartet of best friends that decided to unite for the power of music, and the result is a playful yet serious study of alternative pop music led by a female voice. You can check out “Plath Heart” here. Their upcoming LP release is called “Native Speaker”, but you can catch them live while BRAIDS tour North America next year.

01-20 Montreal QC – La Sala Rossa RECORD RELEASE PARTY
01-21 Ottawa – Mavericks
01-22 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle
01-28 Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
01-30 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
02-02 Norman, OK – Opolis
02-04 Dallas, TX – The Nightmare *
02-05 Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
02-07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
02-08 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder *
02-09 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
02-11 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *
02-12 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
02-13 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie *
02-16 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
02-17 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
02-18 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore *
02-19 Toronto, Ontario – El Mocambo
02-21 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner *
02-22 Urbana, IL – The Canopy *
02-23 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s *
02-24 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
02-25 Madison, WI – Der Rathskellar (University of Wisconsin) *
02-26 Chicago, IL – Subterranean *
03-01 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey *
03-02 Portland, OR – Holocene *
03-04 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
03-05 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
03-10 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA***
03-11- Casbah – San Diego, CA***
03-12 – Neon Reverb Festival – Las Vegas, NV***
03-13 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
03-14 Santa Fe, NM – Corazon
* with Baths, Star Slinger
***with Asobi Seksu

Bright Eyes Returns with New Album This Winter!


Conor Oberst fans rejoice! Bright Eyes is BACK! The group will release their newest, and 7th album on February 15, 2011 via Saddle Creek. Titled The People’s Key, will feature ten new tracks from the Oberst, Mike Mogis, Nathaniel Walcott trio.

Additional players on the record include Andy LeMaster, (Now It’s Overhead), Matt Maginn (Cursive), Carla Azar (Autolux), Clark Baechle (The Faint), Shane Aspegren (The Berg Sans Nipple), Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds) and Denny Brewer (Refried Ice Cream).

What will this sound like you may ask…well we guess it’s too early to tell. The follow-up to Cassadega (Saddle Creek) was a long wait as Oberst dabbled in solo projects and super groups. This could also be the last Bright Eyes record if anyone recalls Conor stating that a few years ago. We will have to wait and see for sure.

Bright Eyes have just announced two shows to get us even more excited about the album release. One at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and the other at Royal Albert Hall in London. You can find the information regarding those shows below. The pre-sales begin TOMORROW, so be sure to have your mouse clicker finger ready.

Take a peek at the show information AND the tracklisting for the new LP. 2011 is already starting off with a bang in indie rock.

Live shows & on sale info:
March 9th New York, NY Radio City Music Hall*
June 23rd London, UK Royal Albert Hall#

*Pre-Sale Begins: December 1 at 12PM EST. Public On-Sale: December 4 at 10AM EST
# Pre-Sale Begins: December 1 at 12PM EST. Public On-Sale: Saturday, December 4 at 9AM

Full track list for The People’s Key
1 Firewall
2 Shell Games
3 Jejune Stars 4 Approximate Sunlight
5 Haile Selassie
6 A Machine Spiritual (In The People’s Key)
7 Triple Spiral
8 Beginner’s Mind
9 Ladder Song
10 One For You, One For Me