DIIV Launches Video on Rolling Stone, Tour Dates in Tow

Zachary Cole Smith’s side project, DIIV, has certainly gained a lot of exposure in the past year, and the height of their popularity just keeps on growing. This week the band released the dreamy new video for “Doused,”  via Rolling Stone. The dreamy video goes perfectly with the haunting track which mixes in some of the most colorful and intriguing live footage you will ever see.  Launching a big premiere on Rolling Stone, it seems obvious that DIIV may become just more than a side project. It’s already a phenomenon.

The band has just kicked off a massive U.S. tour this week, and will be headed directly to Europe soon after.


9/07/12 @ Biltmore Cabaret- Vancouver, BC *

9/08/12 @ Music Fest Northwest- Portland, OR *
9/09/12 @ Neumos- Seattle, WA *
9/12/12 @ Larimer Lounge- Denver, CO *
9/13/12 @ Jackpot Music Hall- Lawrence, KS *
9/14/12 @ The Sandbox- Omaha, NE *
9/15/12 @ Triple Rock Social Club- Minneapolis, MN *
9/16/12 @ Empty Bottle- Chicago, IL *
9/17/12 @ Magic Stick- Detroit, MI *
9/18/12 @ The Great Hall- Toronto, ON *
9/19/12 @ Ill Motore- Montreal, QC *
9/20/12 @ Brighton Music Hall- Boston, MA *
9/24/12 @ Union Transfer- Philadelphia, PA *
9/25/12 @ Rock and Roll Hotel- Washington, DC *
9/26/12 @ The Southern- Charlottesville, VA *
9/27/12 @ Grey Eagle- Asheville, NC *
9/28/12 @ Exit In- Nashville, TN *
9/29/12 @ 529- Atlanta, GA *
10/1/12 @Warren Wilson College- Swannanoa, NC
10/6/12 @INDEX Festival- Deep Ellum, TX
10/9/12 @ Echoplex- Los Angeles
* w/ Wild Nothing
11/01/12 @ Pitchfork Paris Festival- Paris, France
11/02/12 @ The Rewire Festival- The Hague, Netherlands
11/03/12 @ Iceland Airwaves- Reykjavik, Iceland
11/05/12 @ Kuudes Linja- Helsinki, Finland
11/07/12 @ John Dee- Oslo, Norway
11/08/12 @ Debaser Slussen- Stockholm, Sweden
11/09/12 @ Loppen- Copenhagen, Denmark
11/10/12 @ Molotow- Hamburg, Germany
11/11/12 @ Bi Nuu- Berlin, Germany
11/12/12 @ Gebaude 9- Cologne, Germany
11/13/12 @ De Kreun- Kortrijk, Belgium
11/14/12 @ The Garage- London, UK
11/15/12 @ Plymouth Pavillions- Plymouth, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/17/12 @ Alexandra Palace- London, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/19/12 @ De Montfort Hall- Leicester, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/20/12 @ Deaf Institute- Manchester, UK
11/21/12 @ The Apollo- Manchester, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/22/12 @ Liverpool University- Liverpool, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/23/12 @ Doncaster Dome- Doncaster, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/25/12 @ 02 Academy- Glasgow, UK- w/ The Vaccines – Sold Out
11/26/12 @ 02 Academy- Glasgow, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/27/12 @ 02 Academy Newcastle- Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/28/12 @ Brudenell Social Club- Leeds, UK w/ The Raveonettes
11/29/12 @ 02 Academy- Birmingham, UK w/ The Vaccines
11/30/12 @ 02 Academy Bournemouth- Bournemouth, UK  w/ The Vaccines
12/01/12 @ Autumn Falls Festival @ AB- Brussels, Belgium
12/02/12 @ Le Guess Who Festival- Utrecht, Netherlands


Army Navy Announce Fall Tour

Rolling Stone just named them “Artist to Watch,” their album, The Last Place, released on July 12 on their own label The Fever Zone Records, got an 8 out of 10 from SPIN Magazine, Army Navy have all eyes (and ears) on them. Those still waiting to get on the Army Navy boat can now plan to do so during the band’s headlining tour coming this October! They will be performing with Santah all around the US. Check where you can catch them below!

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

October 05 – St.Louis, MO – Firebird

October 06 – Champaign, IL – Courtyard Cafe

October 07 – Indianapolis, IN  – Vollrath Tavern

October 09 – Nashville, TN – The End

October 11 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s

October 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe

October 13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat

October 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fire

October 16 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

October 18 – 21 – New York, NY – CMJ Music Marathon

October 22 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern

October 23 – Norfolk, VA – Taphouse

October 24 – Richmond, VA – The Camel

October 25 – Durham, NC – The Casbah

October 26 – Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge

October 27 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar

October 28 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean

Brendan Benson Re-Releases “Lapalco”

When Brendan Benson released his sophomore album, Lapalco, in 2002, the album was met with a flood of critical praise. NPR called it “terrific,” Rolling Stone proclaimed it “as universal as the late night, semi-drunken answering machine message or the love note you never quite had the guts to send,” and The Onion said it was an “almost overwhelmingly assured sophomore effort.”

Now, nearly a decade later, Benson has decided to re-release the record via his website. Digital and Limited Edition Vinyl versions of the remastered Lapalco paired with bonus tracks are available at brendanbenson.com

In addition to overseeing the re-release of Lapalco, Benson is recording and self-producing his fifth full-length album at Nashville’s Welcome to 1979 studios. More on that as it comes.

Empires in Rolling Stone Magazine Cover Competition

Chicago, IL rock band Empires is still in the race to be on the cover of Rolling Stone!  There are currently 8 bands still fighting it out over the clutch prize of being the first unsigned band to land the cover of the prestigious music magazine.  The fourpiece made it through the first round by traveling to NYC to record two new songs and perform in front of Rolling Stone editors and Atlantic Records A&R executives.  You can listen to two singles right here: http://www.rollingstone.com/choosethecover/artists/empires

And if you like what you hear, please vote them through the second round by clicking here and rating them!  www.rollingstone.com/choosethecover/artists/empires

Details on White Denim’s New Album


Austin-based White Denim is a band whose profile seems to always be on the rise. After garnering recognition from such esteemed outlets as the New York Times, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, the band is set to release their fourth full length album.

D will drop May 24th on Downtown Records. The band named their fourth album, fittingly, the fourth letter of the alphabet.

Furthermore, the band will be playing several sets (with new material) at hometown SXSW.

You can check out a song from the new album over at RCRD LBL (check it out here).

If you happen to be at SXSW this year, look for White Denim at these place:

March 11 Austin, TX Ghost Room,11 PM

March 16 Austin, TX Club Deville, official SXSW Showcase,11 PM

March 16 Austin, TX The Parish Day Party, 5 PM

March 17 Austin, TX RCRD LBL Party, 5 PM

March 18 Austin, TX Gorilla vs Bear – Day Party, 5:45-6:15PM

March 19 Austin, TX San Jose Hotel – Day Party, 3 PM


Warpaint Release CD, Add Tour Dates

One of Los Angeles’ hottest new bands, Warpaint have released their debut album The Fool this week. The band has already received raves from the New York Times, Rolling Stone and the Chicago Times, among others, for their ethereal melodies and beautiful vocals.

On top of their first ever full-length, the critical darlings have announced that they will be touring the states starting in November!

If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Warpaint, that’s okay. You can check out their video for the song “Undertow” right here.

Now you can see one of the most talked-about bands soon! Well…if you live in or around…

TUE 11/30 BOSTON, MA Great Scott
WED 12/1 NEW YORK, NY The Studio @ Webster Hall
THU 12/2 BROOKLYN, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
FRI 12/3 PHILADELPHIA, PA Voyeur (Making Time Party)
SAT 12/4 WASHINGTON, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
SUN 12/12 LOS ANGELES, CA @ Troubadour