Voxhaul Broadcast Release Video, Tour Dates

Silverlake’s Voxhaul Broadcast look to support their debut album, Timing is Everything, produced by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Seawolf, Liars), by touring with Rooney. Following their dates with Rooney, Voxhaul Broadcast will be joined by The Airborne Toxic Event. The quartet have also released a video for the album opener, “Leaving on the Fifth.”

May 9 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 11 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 12 – Montreal, QC – La Tulipe – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 13 – Toronto, ONT – The Opera House – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 14 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues Cleveland – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 15 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Varsity Theater – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 18 – Chicago, IL – Metro – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 19 – Chicago, IL – Metro – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 20 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 22 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 24 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 26 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 27 – Orlando, FL – The Social – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
June 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
June 2 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
June 15 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
June 16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event



Rooney Adds Tour Dates

West Coast indie rock quintet Rooney has decided to extend their promotion of their latest album, Eureka, by adding more dates to their “Not In My House” tour.  The band will hit the road again in April and tour until the end of the month.  Here are the dates:

Apr 15        Minneapolis, MN        University of Minnesota- Morris; Edson
Apr 16        Iowa City, IA               Blue Moose Tap House
Apr 17         Bowling Green, OH   Howard’s Club           
Apr 19         New York, NY           The Gramercy Theatre   
Apr 20         Baltimore, MD           Bourbon Street                   
Apr 21         Charlotte, NC            Amos Southend               
Apr 22        Atlanta, GA                 Variety Playhouse                   
Apr 23        Little Rock, AR           Juanita’s               
Apr 24         Dallas, TX                 Trees               
Apr 25         Baton Rouge, LA       Varsity Theater                   
Apr 26         Houston, TX              Warehouse Live               
Apr 27         Austin, TX                  Emo’s

Secondhand Sunday

We’re starting something called ‘Secondhand Sunday’ around here. To give you a brief overview, basically we are digging back in the vaults of indie music videos from years ago. These can be as old as say, a Sloan video from 1992 or as recent as an Of Montreal video from 2005. Its all about remembering those great songs that some of us have forgotten. A blast from the past if you will.

To start off our first Secondhand Sunday, we are posting a video of Phantom Planet’s ‘California’.  Lately I personally have been on a PP kick,going back listening to their older stuff as well as getting into Jason Schwartzman’s most recent project as Coconut Records. When I first saw the video for ‘California’ I remember it was right when our Cable company started giving MTV2 out for free. This is also a time when MTV2 actually played nothing but music videos. The tune was in heavy rotation at the time and I couldn’t get enough of it. It is one of the defining songs of my college years.

Merry Mixmas!

Merry Christmas

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. One of the things I enjoy about the season, is Holiday music. But of course, the Modern Mystery version of Christmas music is a bit different from Lou Monte and Peggy Lee. I always find great amusement out of indie bands’ versions of Christmas songs. They just seem to put an unusual and surprising twist on Holiday tunes that get me into the Christmas spirit. Move over Perry Como, there are some new kids in town….

Below for your downloading convience, are some of my favorite indie Christmas songs. Enjoy!

Casper and the Cookies- “Kiss Me Beneath the Christmas Tree”
My First Keyboard- “Christmas Time is Good if You Are a Girl (Boy)”
Bright Eyes- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Phantom Planet- “Winter Wonderland”
Ryan Adams- “Hey Parker, Its Christmas”
OK Go- “Father Christmas”
The Raveonettes- “Christmas Song”
Death Cab for Cutie- “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”
Ladybug Transistor- “Holiday Extravangza”
Of Montreal- “My Favorite Christmas (in 100 Words or Less)”
Sufjan Stevens- “Come On, Lets Boogie to the Elf Dance”
Rooney – “Merry Christmas Everybody”
Essex Green- “Deck the Halls”
The Bird and the Bee- “Carol of the Bells”
The Features- “Christmas Wishbook”
Frightened Rabbit- “Its Christmas So We’ll Stop”
Matt Pond PA- “Snow Day”
Old 97’s -“Holly Jolly Christmas”
Reigning Sound-  “If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home”
Rogue Wave- “Christmas”
Reindeer Section- ” You Are My Joy”
Dressy Bessy- “All the Right Reasons”
Pete Yorn- “Do They Know Its Christmas?”