Levi’s Website Offering Limited-Time Free Download of The Duke Spirit’s New Song “Procession”

Rocker chics are awesome. They last and last and last, getting better and sexier through the ages, becoming increasingly harder to toss out, kind of like your favorite pair of Levis.  Though they’re not new to the fashion world at all, it’s still pretty button-fly-fitting that The Duke Spirit, fronted by the throaty vocal styling’s of Liela Moss, are offering a free download of their track “Procession” on Levi’s Web site. Liela inspired designers Philip Lim and the late Alexander McQueen and now the quintessential denim brand is cozying up to The Duke Spirit with a limited-time offering of this free track.

“Procession” comes off of The Duke Spirit’s, Bruiser, sounding somewhat like Patti Smith meets The Dead Weather-covering-Pavement, in a heady, heavy and addictively comfy perfect track for winter playlisting. Now if The Duke Spirit would only offer a free pair of Levi’s when you buy their new album…

Download “Procession” HERE
Download “Everybody’s Under Your Spell” HERE

Shilpa Ray And Her Hookers Happy To Be On Tour

Coming off an impressive series of performances at CMJ Festival, Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers have announced a slew of upcoming fall tour dates with the beloved indie band Cornershop. The band says the shows will feature songs from their recently released Venus Shaver 7″ and their forthcoming full-length album Teenage And Torture, out January 18th 2011 on Knitting Factory Records.

Additionally, Shilpa Ray will share the stage with legends Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye, and peers Outernational, at a benefit for the FortnightJournal.com, to be held at Southpaw in Brooklyn on Thursday, November 11th. And, on January 21st, the band will celebrate the release of their album at the Brooklyn Bowl.


Upcoming Tour Dates:
*= w/ Cornershop
03 – New York, NY – Piano’s NYC (Hoooray For Earth Residency)
11 – Brooklyn, NY – Southpaw (Patti Smith + Lenny Kaye – Fortnight Journal Benefit)
17 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs*
18 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero*
20 – Washington, DC – 930 Club*
21 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
(Teenage and Torture Release Show w/ Hooray For Earth, Soft Black)

Mt. Desolation Announce Debut Album Release Date And Supporting Tour

Mt. Desolation is the side-project of Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quinn of Keane, the British band that flooded the airwaves with the single, “Somewhere Only We Know” back in 2004. But don’t expect to hear the same alt-rock tunes from them. Mt. Desolation specializes in country music with indie folk accents and their self-titled debut album will be released on October 19th, 2010 on Cherry Tree Records.

To help accomplish the perfect sound for this genre, which is far removed from British culture, to say the least, Oxley and Quinn called on their friends Ronnie Vannucci from the Killers, Country Winston from Mumford and Sons and producer Emery Dobyns, known for his work with Patti Smith and Antony & The Johnsons.

Get a first taste of what these collaborations sound like below, with the song “Departure:”

The association between Mt. Desolation and Mumford and Sons doesn’t end here as the two bands will be heading on tour together starting on October 18th, 2010 in Los Angeles. During those shows, they will also be joined by fellow Brits King Charles.

Here are their tour dates:
10/18 – Los Angeles @ Palladium (with Mumford & Sons and King Charles)
10/20 – San Francisco @ Warfield (with Mumford & Sons and King Charles)
10/22 – Portland @ Crystal Ballroom (with Mumford & Sons and King Charles)
10/23 – Vancouver @ Vogue Theatre (with Mumford & Sons and King Charles)
10/24 – Seattle @ Moore Theatre (with Mumford & Sons and King Charles)
10/27-  NYC @ Mercury Lounge
10/28 – Toronto @ The Drake
10/29 – Detroit @ Pike Room
10/30 – Chicago @ Schubas