The Watson Twins Announce New EP And Tour

The Watson Twins are showing their admiration to artists like PJ Harvey, The Black Keys, Bill Withers, Sade and more by putting together their own take on their songs. The whole EP was recorded in only a week and encompasses moments from five decades of music, with a special Watson Twins touch. You can download their cover of Turtles’ “You Showed Me” on their website HERE.

The twins will also be taking the new tracks on the road over the next two months when they open for Amos Lee and Alexi Murdoch. Check out the dates below.

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

3/3  –  Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar (with Alexi Murdoch)

3/5  –  Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater (with Alexi Murdoch) SOLD OUT

4/22 – Raleigh, NC  – Lincoln Theater (with Amos Lee)

4/23  – Charlotte, NC  –  Knight Center (with Amos Lee)

4/24 –  Asheville, NC – Forsythia HallHeadlining show (with Amos Lee)

4/25 – Knoxville, TN  – Tennessee Theater (with Amos Lee)

4/26 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar Headlining show (with Amos Lee)

4/27  – Athens, GA  –  Melting Pointkno Headlining show (with Amos Lee)

4/28 – Charleston, SC – NCPAC (with Amos Lee)

4/29  –  Birmingham, AL  – WorkPlay Soundstage (with Amos Lee)

 

Dustin Edge To Releases New EP

After two prior releases that ventured into bluegrass and up-tempo Eastern European influences, Dustin Edge just put out his new acoustic folk EP, Calm, on January 25th. This new EP takes a whole new turn from his previous recordings and couldn’t be more appropriately named: listening to the soft and poised songs Edge crafted immediately fills you with a sense of calm. Take a listen below:

 

Empress Hotel Announces Tour

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Empress Hotel, a band composed of a pair of brothers and a bunch of good friends, are about to embark on a tour that passes through SXSW. The tour promotes their new EP via Park the Van, and as you can hear in “Bells Ring“, the bands sound is very inspired in 70’s pop and maybe even Prince, Roxy Music or Ace. The band is made up of Patrick Hodgkins on bass, Leo DeJesus on keys and percussion, Julie Williams on keys, Micah McKee on lead vocals and guitar, Ryan Rogers on guitar and Eric Rogers on drums. Make sure to check them out when they go on tour below.

Jan 21 – BottleTree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
Jan 27 – Lola’s Saloon –  Fort Worth, TX
Jan 28 – Ghost Room – Austin, TX
Jan 29 – Artmosphere – Lafayette, LA
Feb 19 – Blue Nile (Krewe du Vieux) w/ Big History and Booty Trove-New Orleans, LA
Feb 22 – 5 Spot – Nashville, TN
Feb 23 – Tea Bazaar – Charlottesville, VA
Feb 24 – Pianos – NY, NY
Feb 25 – Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY
Mar 2 – Iota Club and Cafe – Arlington, VA (DC Area)
Mar 3 – Black Cat – Boone, NC
Mar 5 – Alabama Music Box – Mobile, AL
Mar 16-20 – SXSW 2011 – Austin, TX

Skrillex EP Debuts At Number One

 

Skrillex has already had a pretty good 2011 and it’s only a few days old.

Also known as Sonny Moore, Skrillex’s dub-step-meets-glitch EP Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites made it to number one on the iTunes dance chart the first day it was released. Skrillex partnered with Deadmau5 and his Mau5trap imprint to put the EP out on Beatport.

Furthermore, Skrillex is headed out on a gigantic tour that makes stops at everywhere from Vancouver to Charlotte. If you want to check out what people who have his EP already know (Skrillex’s music is incredibly infectious), you can see him live here:

Jan 14      Victoria                 Sugar Nightclub
Jan 15      Portland               Roseland Theater
Jan 20       Madison               Majestic Theater
Jan 21      Seattle                 King Cat Theater
Jan 22      San Francisco     The Factory
Jan 31      Tallahassee          20/20 Night Club
Feb 01      Gainesville           The Vault
Feb 03       New Orleans       Ampersand
Feb 04       El Paso               Club 101
Feb 05       Austin                Republic
Feb 09       San Diego         Voyeur
Feb 10       San Diego         Voyeur
Feb 11       Chicago              The Mid
Feb 12      Columbus, OH   Mansion
Feb 16      Kelowna, BC      Level Nightclub
Feb 17      Edmonton, AB   Empire Ballroom
Feb 18      Vancouver, BC  Celebrities
Feb 19      Toronto, ON       Phoenix Concert Theater
Feb 20     Calgary, AB       Flames
Feb 24      Urbana               Canopy Club
Feb 25      New York            Webster Hall
Feb 26       Atlanta                Masquerade
Feb 27      Syracuse            The Westcott Theater
Mar 26      Miami                Ultra Music Festival
Mar 31      Denver               Beta
Apr 01      Albuquerque      Sunshine Theater
Apr 02      Salt Lake City     The Complex
Apr 29      Charlotte            Marigny
Apr 30      Philadelphia       Tla

Foxes in Fiction Premiere ‘School Night’ off “Alberto”

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Foxes in Fiction is  the Toronto-based project of Warren Hildebrand, an art school dropout with much more than just visual creativity. His music is a diffused type of pop – its mix of electronic and analog artifacts make every Foxes in Fiction song into a dreamy one. With inspirations drawing from suburban life, surrealist expressionism, Brian Eno recording techniques, or even Katy Perry, Hildebrand has been able to get attention from Brooklyn’s Moodgadget Records with a record deal. His latest song “School Night” can be heard in this Pitchfork article. Check it out here, and make sure to pick up his EP “Alberto” out December last week.

Hoofdriver Is As Awesome As Name Implies


Although honestly, a couple of the other combinations sound way cooler. Formed as a 7″ between Deerhoof and Busdriver (MC Regan Farquhar), Hoofdriver features Busdriver recording new lyrics and vocals over the Deerhoof’s song “I Did Crimes For You.”

But really, Hoofdriver is the best one? What about Busdeer? Or Deerbus? Or Deerdriver? The compilation formed when Deerhoof accidently sent Farquhar the wrong instrumental track to sing over. By the time they realized their mistake, Busdriver had already recorded lyrics too awesome to ignore.

The 7″ will be out on a limited 1,000 copy-run in yellow vinyl. Meanwhile, Deerhoof have also released a new track from their two-month CD release party. The song “Must Fight Current” can be found over at www.deerhoofvsevil.com