The Strokes Release First Single Off New Album, “Under Cover Of Darkness”

For a very long time it seemed like this album was never coming, but all of a sudden, we are so close to it being released! The Strokes’ newest effort, Angles, will be available on March 22nd via RCA records in the US but the first single off the album, “Under Cover of Darkness,” is streaming on their website HERE and will be available to purchase online through iTunes U.S on February 15th. Check it out to see whether the wait since 2006’s First Impressions Of Earth was worth it!

Internet Stops For New OK Go Video

A brand new video premiered this morning from internet darlings OK Go. You’ve seen them dancercise in “A Million Ways”, show of their prized pooches in “White Knuckles” and this year alone wrack up UK Video Music Awards for “Best Rock Video” and “Best Video of the Year” with their mind boggling Rube Goldberg machine making “This Too Shall Pass”. Today they released their first ‘animated’ video for the tune “Last Leaf’.

In partnership with Samsung, the band “ expressed interest in working with Nadeem Mazen and Ali Mohammad, founders of Serious Business Design, on an animation idea they’d been dreaming up, and after some dialogue, Samsung turned OK Go loose with its latest innovation in premium camera technology, the Samsung NX100 camera. Each second of the video is a sequence of fifteen Samsung NX100 photographs, which OK Go, shot with Mazen, Mohammad and a crew of interns.” The video is premiering via Myspace and at www.okgo.net/lastleaf. The band will be appearing on ‘The Today Show’ premiering a video starring them with the Today Show’s Hosts on November 18th. The group is also wrapping up their US headlining tour November 27th in LA at the Nokia Theater. Is there anywhere the band wont be soon? And to be fair they’re only Supporting Metric because it’s in Canada.

Tour Dates:

11/8 in Fredericton, NB @St. Thomas University-Aitken Center (supporting Metric)
11/9 inPeterborough, ON @ Trent University-Memorial Center (supporting Metric)
11/13 in Victoria, BC @University of Victoria-Market Square (supporting Metric
11/19 in Santa Barbara, CA @ The Hub @ UC Santa Barbara (headlining)
11/27 in Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia (headlining)
12/3 in Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (WBOS Radio 92.9’s Christmas in Paradise)
12/5  in Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (WBRU’s Holiday BRU-haha with Neon Trees)
12/8  in Phoenix, AZ @ KEXX Concert Series @ Gila River Casino with Smashing Pumpkins
12/11 in Colorado Springs, CO @ Stargazers Theatre (103.9 RXP’s Xmas Ball)
12/13 inMilwaukee, WI @ Eagle’s Ballroom (WLUM’s Big Snow Show 5 w/Cake & Switchfoot)

Cloud Nothings Release New Single, “Understand At All”

Cloud Nothings just came out with a dreamy new song. The band started only a year ago with Dylan Baldi making lo-fi rock out of his parent’s basement outside of Cleveland. In the past year Cloud Nothings has released an EP, singles and made their way on tour coast to coast. Not bad for only a year on their own. “Understand It All” is from Cloud Nothings first self-titled full length, produced by Baltimore’s Chester Gwazda, known for his work with Dan Deacon and Future Islands.

Recorded at the home of Wham City, Baltimore’s Copycat Building, the scratchy catchy tune makes me desperately want to escape on a European holiday to see them with Les Savy Fav in Amsterdam on their upcoming tour. Dylan Baldi records all the tracks by his lonesome so let’s hope the live band keeps up the great energy. “Cloud Nothings” is released January 25th, 2011.

Cloud Nothings – ‘Understand At All’ by nmemagazine


Tour Dates

11-11-10: Sneaky Petes w/ Veronica Falls (Edinburgh)
11-13-10: ABC w/ Les Savy Fav (Glasgow)
11-14-10: Constellations Festival w/ Les Savy Fav (Leeds)
11-15-10: Komedia w/ Les Savy Fav (Brighton)
11-17-10: Werkstatt w/ Les Savy Fav (Koln)
11-18-10: Festsaal Kreuzberg w/ Les Savy Fav (Berlin)
11-19-10: Trouw w/ Les Savy Fav (Amsterdam)
11-20-10: Nouveau Casino w/ Les Savy Fav (Paris)
11-21-10: Trix w/ Les Savy Fav (Antwerp)
11-22-10: Electric Ballroom w/ Les Savy Fav (London)
11-23-10: White Heat @ Madame JoJos (London)
12-17-10: Akron, OH Musica w/ Herzog
12-18-10: Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom w/ Herzog