Robbers on High Street Announce West Coast Tour

Four years after the release of their second full length, Robbers on High Street have a new album in the works with a reworked lineup, and they’re hitting the road to celebrate both.

The group’s third album, Hey There Golden Hair, will be arriving September 13th via Rocco Grecco Records and the band will be bringing their unabashed love of the ’60s and ’70s out to the West Coast.

The group will be on the road with the Allah-Lahs throughout the month of September. You can find them:

Sept 14 – San Diego, CA – Bar Pink – w/ Allah-Las

Sept 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy – w/ Allah-Las, Street & Babe Shadow & DJ Kevin Bronson – LA CD RELEASE PARTY

Sept 17 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah – w/ Allah-Las

Sept 19 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge – w/ Allah-Las

Sept 21 – Seattle, WA – KEXP Live in Studio

Sept 21 – Seattle, WA – Fun House – w/ Allah-Las

Sept 22 – Vancouver, BC – Waldorf w/ Allah-Las

Oct 7 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge – NYC CD RELEASE PARTY

Oct 15 – Pensacola, FL – DeLuna Fest – w/ Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim and more



This Week in NYC Shows!


The Kooks, Smoke Signal @ The Bowery Ballroom

Jump Into The Gospel, Your 33 Black Angels, Hospitality (FREE SHOW) 
@ The Rock Shop

Golden Animals, Sky Picnic, Twin Killers @ Cameo Gallery



Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players @ Bowery Electric

The Present, People Get Ready, Man Forever (Guitar Quintet) @ Union Pool



Sloan, Hotkid @ Bowery Ballroom

Seefeel @ Brooklyn Bowl CANCELED

Greg Laswell, Elizabeth Ziman (of Elizabeth and The Catapult) @ City Winery

Hussle Club, Jump Into The Gospel, Fort Lean, The Stationary Set  (FREE)
@ Pianos

Matt & Kim, The Thermals, Autobot (from Flosstradomus) @ Terminal 5



Sloan, Hotkid @ Knitting Factory

Sean Bones, New Moods, Keelay, Popular Music @ Cameo Gallery

ArpLine, Bad Girlfriend, Hard Nips, Huntronik @ Coco66

No Age, HEALTH, Cults, Ceremony @ House of Vans

I’m Turning Into, Clouder, Quiet Loudly, EULA, Little Racer @ Silent Barn

Josiah Wolf, First Nature, Prussia, ohnomoon @ The Rock Shop



Ceremony, Veins, Give, Wet Witch @ Death by Audio

Memory Tapes, New Moods @ Mercury Lounge

Dinowalrus, Total Slacker, Soft Black, Life Size Maps
@ Monster Island Basement

Lower Dens, Dirty Beaches @ South Street Seaport

The Thermals, Big Troubles, EULA @ The Bell House

Javelin Create Some Canyon Candy

Cousins George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk have been recording together under the name Javelin since 2004. But, it wasn’t until 2010, when they toured extensively with Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, that things really started to take off for Javelin.

And now, 2011 looks to be an exciting year for the duo, due in large part to the release of their country western songbook Canyon Candy. The album will see release in two unique formats, 10’’ and PlayButton. The former of will see the light of day as a handmade collectors piece on Record Store Day (April 16), with the former following close behind.

Then, in late May, Javelin will launch a headlining tour that will take them across the continental U.S. Peep those dates down below.


Tour Dates

TUE 5/24 WASHINGTON, DC DC 9 w/ Big Freedia
WED 5/25 BALTIMORE, MD  Sonar  w/ Big Freedia
THU 5/26 NEW YORK, NY  Mercury Lounge w/ Big Freedia
MON 5/30 BOSTON, MA  Brighton Music Hall w/ Big Freedia
TUE 5/31 MONTREAL, QC Belmont w/ Big Freedia
WED 6/1 TORONTO, ON  TBC  w/ Big Freedia
THU 6/2 PITTSBURGH, PA Shadow Lounge w/ Big Freedia
FRI 6/3 CINCINNATI, OH  Midpoint Indie Summer Series @ Fountain Square
w/ You You’re Awesome
SUN 6/5 CHICAGO, IL  Empty Bottle w/ Big Freedia

Introducing The So So Glos!

NYC’s latest D.I.Y. band, The So So Glos, really are lifers. The life-long band of brothers (literally) are releasing a new EP this fall and embarking on a nationwide tour that will take them all over the states.

The new EP, entitled Low Back Chain Shift, is due out October 12 and, just like their live shows, carries the band’s energy and philosophy of D.I.Y. Just like their last EP, it will be released via Green Owl.

In addition to their album, the quartet will also be bringing their energetic live show to the American masses by hitting the road with Matt & Kim and The Futureheads.

Be sure to pick up Low Back Chain Shift EP when it’s released October 12 and catch The So So Glos as they come through your town this fall.

Tour Dates:

09/21 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *
09/22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
09/23 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre *
09/24 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre *
09/27 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre *
09/29 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe #
09/30 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge #
10/02 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #
10/04 – San Diego, CA – Casbah #
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
10/08 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court #
10/09 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre #
10/11 – Dallas, TX – Loft #
10/12 – Austin, TX – Emo’s #
10/16 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl %
10/22 – New York, NY – Pianos (Force Field PR CMJ Showcase)

* = w/ Matt & Kim
# = w/ Futureheads
% = w/ The Coathangers, Woven Bones, Carnivores

Bat for Lashes Release New Video for ‘Sleep Alone’

Lately I’ve been on a huge Bat for Lashes kick. I just can’t seem to get Natasha Kahn’s infectious songs out of my head. Fresh out of the vault, Bat for Lashes has released the third video from ‘Two Suns’ for ‘Sleep Alone’. Kahn is by far making the greatest videos out there today. The small stories within and the overwhelming color palette that sets the perfect tone makes each song more haunting than it already is.

Bat for Lashes was also nominiated today for an MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for the Breakthrough Video catagory up against Chairlift, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, Passion Pit and more. Wow that is some list.

Watch Bat for Lashes ‘Sleep Alone’