Celebrate Winter With The 1st Annual Snow Ball Festival

Next weekend, Vail Valley, Colorado will play host to the first ever Snow Ball Festival. The festival, for which pass/ski lift combo packages and music only passes are being sold now, will take place outdoors.  And, while organizers admit it won’t exactly be tropical temperatures outside, they believe the snowflakes, surrounding mountains, and wintery vibes will make for a nice change from standard music festival experiences.

Among the artists stated to appear are Twin Shadow, Miami Horror, Lord Huron, Parisian producer Onra, Gauntlet Hair, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and The Flaming Lips. For more information on the festival, visit the festival’s website HERE.

Miami Horror Announce North American Tour & SXSW Performances

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Psych-electronic group Miami Horror have announced their return to North America for a coast-to-coast tour, making stops in Canada, Mexico, and SXSW along the way. The Australian four-piece embarked on a successful freshman tour of the States this past fall behind their debut album, Illumination- now available in the US iTunes store. The original Australian release is also now available as a 2-CD limited edition, which includes a bonus album of Miami Horror hottest tracks, as remixed by the likes of YACHT, Shazam, and Fred Falke.

While Miami Horror initially began as one synthesizer-obsessed producer huddled over a laptop, the group has now become a full, live band, recently playing critically-acclaimed sets at Australia’s biggest festivals, as well as some A-list slots opening for Phoenix, Friendly Fires, La Roux, and Lily Allen.

Complete list of tour dates below:

 

MIAMI HORROR 2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Mar 6 – The Snow Ball Music Experience – Vail, CO
Mar 9 – Ghostbar – Las Vegas, NV (DJ set)
Mar 10 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
Mar 12 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 13 – 35 Conferette – Denton, TX
Mar 15 – Never Say Never Music & Arts Festival – McAllen, TX
Mar 16-18 – SXSW – Austin, TX
Mar 19 – Caradura – Mexico City, MX
Mar 25 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Mar 26 – U Street Music Hall – Washington DC
Mar 29 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Apr 1 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Apr 2 – Le Belmont – Montreal, QC

Miami Horror Release New Video


After touring both coasts and making stops in Chicago, Miami and Texas, Melbourne-based group Miami Horror have released a new video for their song “Echoplex.”

Shot on location in Syndey and directed by Cara Stricker, “Echoplex” comes from the band’s recently-released debut album, Illumination, which features contributions from Swedish singer MAI, Melbourne-based chanteuse Kimbra, Dappled Cities’ Tim Derricourt, and Neon Indian/Vega’s Alan Palomo.

Watch the video down below and let us know what you think.
http://player.vimeo.com/video/14537454

Echoplex from Miami Horror on Vimeo.