The Strokes to Headline Sweetlife Festival


The Sweetlife have just announced their 2011 festival line up and The Strokes are set to headline. The show which takes place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, will also feature
Lupe Fiasco, Crystals Castles, Cold War Kids, Girl Talk, Walk the Moon, Ra Ra Riot and Theophilus London. Sweetlife is an eco system friendly festival sponsored by Sweetgreen, which is a resturant that environmentally conscious. The whole festival will be organic and even have a farmer’s market. Weird place for The Strokes to be playing, no?

Tickets are on sale NOW and you can find out more about the festival
HERE!

The Luyas Announce New Tour Dates w/ Liam Finn, Ra Ra Riot, & The Dodos

Following tour dates with Ra Ra Riot that lead into South by Southwest, the Luyas will meet up with Liam Finn on a tour that will take them across North America before heading abroad for a month in Europe, including several weeks touring with the Dodos.

Fans can also check out their latest video for the track, “Everything Is Outta Sight” here.

TOUR DATES:

03/23 Los Angeles, CA- The Autry National Center w/ Liam Finn
03/24 San Francisco, CA- The Independent w/ Liam Finn
03/28 Portland, OR- Doug Fir Lounge w/ Liam Finn
03/29 Seattle, WA- Crocodile Cafe w/ Liam Finn
03/30 Vancouver, BC- Venue w/ Liam Finn
04/01 Calgary, AB- Palomino
04/02 Saskatoon, SK- 302
04/04 Minneapolis, MN- Cedar Cultural Center
04/05 Chicago, IL- The Hideout w/ Liam Finn
04/06 Cleveland, OH- The Spot w/ Liam Finn
04/07 Toronto, ON- Lee’s Palace w/ Liam Finn
04/08 Montreal, QC- Il Motore w/ Liam Finn
04/09 Brooklyn, NY- The Bell House w/ Liam Finn
04/11 Cambridge, MA- T.T. The Bear’s w/ Liam Finn
04/13 Washington DC- Red Palace w/ Liam Finn
04/14 Philadelphia, PA- World Cafe w/ Liam Finn
04/23 Groningen, Netherlands- Vera
04/24 Utrecht, Netherlands- Ekko
04/26 Paris, France- Mains d’Oevre
04/27 Bordeaux, France- Heretic
04/28 Naples, France- Pannonica
04/30 Cherbourg, France- La Terra Trema
05/02 Grenoble, France- Le Ciel w/ the Dodos
05/06 Aarau, Switzerland- Kiff
05/07 Munchen, Germany- 59 to 1 w/ the Dodos
05/08 Offenbach, Germany- Hafen 2 w/ the Dodos
05/09 Berlin, Germany- Magnet w/ the Dodos
05/10 Hamburg, Germany- Prinzenbar w/ the Dodos
05/11 Cologne, Germany- Blue Shell w/ the Dodos
05/12 Nijmegen, Germany- Doornroosje w/ the Dodos
05/13 Amsterdam, Netherlands- Melkweg w/ the Dodos
05/14 Brussels, Belgium- Botanique w/ the Dodos
05/15 Middleburg, Netherlands- De Spot
05/16 Blois, France- Chato’do, Vendome w/ the Dodos
05/17 Strassbourg, France- La Laiterie w/ the Dodos
05/18 Paris, France- Point Ephemere w/ the Dodos
05/19 London, England- Scala w/ the Dodo

The Luyas Offer Up New Album Title Track, “Too Beautiful To Work”

Listen: The Luyas: "Too Beautiful to Work"

The Luyas’ debut album, Too Beautiful To Work, will be out on Dead Oceans on February 22nd. It will feature Owen Pallett as well as Arcade Fire’s Sara Neufeld. The Canadians, however, have already made the LP’s title track available to download over on Pitchfork. “Too Beautiful To Work” sounds deceivingly simple with Jessie Stein’s soft high-pitched voice but the music and lyrics form a never ending whirlwind of layers that make this title track really interesting. You can download the track HERE.

The Luyas will also be supporting their first full-length starting at the end of this month. They will be performing alongside Ra Ra Riot and Givers so check their tour dates below.

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

02/24 – Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa

02/26 – Quebec City, Quebec – Le Cercle

3/4 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre (with Ra Ra Riot)

3/6 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits (with Ra Ra Riot)

3/7 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room (with Ra Ra Riot)

3/8 – Orlando, FL – The Social (with Ra Ra Riot)

3/9 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar (with Ra Ra Riot)

3/11 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks (with Ra Ra Riot and Givers)

3/12 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon (with Ra Ra Riot)

3/16 – Austin, TX – South By Southwest

3/17 – Austin, TX – South By Southwest

3/18 – Austin, TX – South By Southwest

3/19 – Austin, TX – South By Southwest

4/4 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center

 

 

Pepper Rabbit Tours With Ra Ra Riot

Pepper Rabbit have announced that the psych-pop outfit will be supporting Ra Ra Riot on their upcoming West Coast tour.

The LA-duo released their first album, Beauregard in October on Kanine Records and have been on the road ever since. Along with a few Ra Ra Riot dates, post-SXSW Pepper Rabbit will be hitting the road with Miniature Tigers. The band also has some news regarding SXSW that they will be sharing in the near future.

The duo have also released a music video from their first album. It features floating instruments and moving paintings, and is excellent. You can see it right here:

Check out Pepper Rabbit’s tour dates:

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1/27 –  Neumos – Seattle, WA*
3/4 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean &
3/5 – Der Rathskeller @ Wisconsin Union – Madison, WI
3/9 – The Middle East – Boston, MA %
3/10 – Bowery Ballroom – New York City, NY %
3/11 – First Uniterian Church – Philadelphia, PA %
3/12 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY %
3/13 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC %
3/14 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC %
3/23 – Low Brow – El Paso, TX $
3/24 – The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ $
3/25 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA $
3/27 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA $
3/29 – Holocene – Portland, OR $
3/30 – Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA $
4/1 – Filling Station – Bozeman, MT $
4/2 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT $
4/3 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO $
* w/ Ra Ra Riot
& w/ Nicole Atkins & The Sea and Cotton Jones
% w/ Rural Alberta Advantage
$ w/ Miniature Tigers

Modern Mystery’s Top 25 Songs of 2010


1. Of Montreal – “Sex Karma” featuring Solange Knowles
2. Vampire Weekend – “Cousins”
3. Love Language – “Heart to Tell”
4. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – “Everlyn”
5. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti -“Fright Night (Nevermore)”
6. Morning Benders – “Promises”
7. Jukebox the Ghost – “Half Crazy”
8.  The Drums – “Let’s Go Surfing”
9. Surfer Blood – “Swim”
10. We Are Scientists – “Rules Don’t Stop”
11. Wavves – “King of the Beach”
12. Free Energy – “Bang Pop”
13. Magic Kids – “Hey Boy”
14. Robbers on High Street – “Electric Eye”
15. Beach Fossils – “Youth”
16. Javelin – “Oh! Centra”
17. Matt Pond PA – “Starting”
18. Miniature Tigers – “Gold Skull”
19. Ra Ra Riot – “Boy”
20. Best Coast – “Boyfriend”
21. Sufjan Stevens – “From the Mouth of Gabriel”
22. Hot Hot Heat – “21@12”
23. Tame Impala – “Alter Ego”
24. Caribou – “Odessa”
25. Jenny and Johnny – “Big Wave”

Modern Mystery’s Top 10 Videos of the Year



1. Morning Benders “Promises”

2. Wavves “Post Acid”

3. Of Montreal “Coquet Coquette”

4. Cloud Nothings “Hey Cool Kids”

5. Surfer Blood “Floating Vibes”

6. Vampire Weekend “Giving Up the Gun”

7. Miniature Tigers “Bullfighter Jacket”

8. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin “Let It Sway”

9. Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”

10. Ra Ra Riot “Boy”