The Rosebuds Return With Loud Planes Fly Low

After The Rosebuds released Life Like, their fourth album on Merge Records, the marriage that inspired the band ended. Ivan and Kelly were done, and The Rosebuds (Merge’s buoyant pop-rock couple who’d youthfully named their first album The Rosebuds Make Out) were in limbo.

Still, after much debate and agony, cooler heads prevailed and the duo were able to craft their new album Loud Planes Fly Low, a sad-eyed and bright new start born of the struggle to define their relationship as bandmates—and more importantly, friends—outside of the context of marriage. is currently streaming the new record, which is set for release next Tuesday. The site also sat down with Kelly to discuss the album’s dark subject matter and why making it was a cathartic experience for her.

This summer, The Rosebuds will hit the road for a nationwide tour, including certain dates with Bon Iver. Check out a full list of their upcoming shows down below.

The Rosebuds Tour Dates

July 14 Boise, ID The Neurolux
July 15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
July 16 Denver, CO Hi-Diver
July 19 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
July 20 Eau Claire, WI House of Rock
July 21 Madison, WI UW Union Terrace
July 22 Riverside Theatre- Milwaukee, WI #
July 23 Riverside Theatre- Milwaukee, WI #
July 24 Chicago Theatre- Chicago, IL #
July 25 The Murat Theatre- Indianapolis, IN #
July 27 Ryman Auditorium- Nashville, TN #
July 28 Cobb Energy Performing Arts- Atlanta, GA #
July 29 Raleigh Ampitheatre- Raleigh, NC #
July 30 The National- Richmond, VA #
August 1 9:30 Club- Washington, DC #
August 2 9:30 Club- Washington, DC #
August 3 Tower Theatre- Upper Darby, PA #
August 5 House of Blues- Boston, MA #
August 6 Mountain Park- Holyoke, MA #
August 8 The Sound Academy- Toronto, ON #
August 9 The United Palace Theatre- New York, NY #
August 10 Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park Bandshell- Brooklyn, NY #

# With Bon Iver


GAYNGS To Hit The Road This Spring

The super group GAYNGS will be hitting the festival scene as part of their spring tour in support of their new album, Relayted.  With over 20 musical contributors for the album, GAYNGS will have a full stage which will include artists like Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce of Bon Iver, GAYNGS ringleader Ryan Olson, Zak Coulter and Adam Hurlburt of Solid Gold, Jake Luck of Leisure Birds, Ivan Rosebud of The Rosebuds, Brad Cook and Joe Westerlund of Megafaun, and Mike Lewis of Andrew Bird and Happy Apple.  

The band will kick off its tour March 6th in Minneapolis, MN before heading off to the Lone Star State for this year’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin.  Then they head west and play the prestigious Coachealla Festival in Indio Valley, CA and finish their festival jaunt with an appearance at the Sasquatch Festival in Washington. 

GAYNGS has already garnered quite a bit of attention receiving recognition from music aficionados like Stereogum and NME magazine as well as the New York Times and the BBC.  It is clear that this amazing super group is not to be missed.  Check out their latest track, “The Gaudy Side of Town”, here.

03/06/11 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
03/11/11 – Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, Texas
 03/13/11 – 35 Conferette Festival – Denton, Texas
 03/17/11 – Mohawk/ SXSW – Austin Texas
 03/18/11 – Lustre Pearle/ Dickies Party / SXSW – Austin , Texas
  04/15/11-17 – Coachella Music & Arts Fest – Indio, California
  05/28/11- Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, Oregon
  05/29/11    Sasquatch Music Festival – Quincy, Washington
  06/01/11 – The Independent- San Francisco, California
  06/04/11- The Casbah – San Diego, California

“The Indie Rock Poster Book” Gets A Release Date

Yellow Bird Project, a Montreal-based non-profit organization, and illustrator Andy J. Miller have teamed up once again to find a way to celebrate indie rock while benefiting charities of those same indie rock artists.  After the success of 2009’s The Indie Rock Coloring Book, the team is set to release The Indie Rock Poster Book on May 7th.  This book will feature 30 different full color posters inspired by indie rock songs such as Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” and Iron & Wine’s “The Trapeze Swinger.”  The book will be available at

Horn Player Colin Stetson’s New Album and Bon Iver Tour in 2011

Though you may not recognize the name, Colin Stetson has played with everyone from the African legend Angelique Kidjo to Tom Waits, Arcade Fire and TV on the Radio.

Though the roster of projects is quite impressive, Stetson is an equally astounding solo performer. You can confirm this yourself by listening to his latest offering on Constellation records, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges, releasing late February 2011. Recorded live in Montreal’s Hotel2Tango studio with no overdubbing or looping, guests on the record include the inimitable Laurie Anderson and My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden.

Stetson uses all kinds of techniques that probably mean nothing to lay people like us (or at least me). He’s got tricks up his reeds including circular breathing, arpeggiated swirls, singing through the reed of his horn and amazingly, not fainting while doing all this heavy breathwork. In other words, it all sounds hella good and pretty damn impossible.

Whatever you may think you know about jazz will forever be open to reinterpretation and that’s a gift Stetson possesses. He has an ability to defy categorization. Stetson’s originality and forward thinking talent is iconoclastic and refreshing.

Catch Stetson with his bands Sway Machinery and Bell Orchestre or touring with Bon Iver throughout 2011. All the latest here:

Gayngs’ Tour Bus Drama

Gayngs had something of a dramatic close to their recent U.S. tour.

The band was supposed to finish their tour schedule with a triumphant stop at Austin City Limits, but it was not to be.

Instead, last Saturday the band learned that their tour bus (and all their instruments) had been stolen! The band reported it to the police and waited anxiously.

It was later discovered that the bus had not actually been stolen, but instead had been repossessed.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the bus was snatched by the company that rented them, CJ Star Buses. Reportedly Gayngs owed $6,000.

Gayngs had this to say, via Justin Vernon’s blog.

“While it is totally ‘Gayngs’ to not pay bills… we were given no warning of our gear being taken and it was absolutely our every intention to pay our bill. Matter of fact, me and Lewis just paid it. In person.”

The band gets their stuff back, but were “insanely bummed” to miss Austin City Limits. Let’s hope they make it out again next year.

Gayngs Are Coming To Towns Near You

Gayngs are taking their 10-cc inspired tunes on the road! Since releasing their album Relayted, out on Jagjaguwar, they have been one of the top 40 new bands of 2010 by Stereogum, they will be performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on October 4th and now they are bringing their 69-BPM songs to the masses for a short US tour. The core of the band, Minneapolis producer Ryan Olson and Solid Gold’s Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt, will be joined by many of the twenty-plus collaborators they had during the recording of the album, including Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce of Bon Iver, Ivan Rosebud of The Rosebuds and Mike Lewis of Andrew Bird!

For a frame of reference, this is what Gayngs sounds like live. This rendition of “Faded High” was filmed for “City of Music,” the weekly live performance series by Gimme Noise for MPLS.TV, a Minneapolis online television network. Check for their tour dates after the jump!

Watch them perform “Faded High” below:

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

10/09/10 – Official ACL Afterparty At Emo’s With Bear In Heaven
10/10/10 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival