Friendo Debuts New LP And Announces Tour Dates

Friendo is not typically known for their conventional ways and generic sound.  Instead, this band enjoys pushing the envelope and seeking out new ways to expand their musical horizons.  With their recent release, entitled Cold Toads, band members Michael, Nicole and Henry decided to swap instruments allowing them to embark on new creative territory.

Heavily influenced by the sounds of ‘90s experimental rock, ‘70s punk and ‘60s pop, Friendo has recorded a unique masterpiece within the confines of their home and has self-released the album in a retro and smart format, the cassette tape.  The album has now been picked up by the St Ives label which is run by Secretly Canadian and the band is releasing 200 limited edition, hand crafted vinyl albums to run alongside the digital iTunes release in addition to the previously released cassette tape format.

Friendo just made their way through the UK and Europe on a two week tour playing with bands like BRAIDS and Future Islands.  For more information about Cold Toad and Friendo, visit the band’s site here.

Painted Palms Sign With Secretly Canadian, Release EP, Tour Dates

Secretly Canadian, that flag ship of good indie music, would like to welcome the newest addition to their lineup – Painted Palms. In celebration of their recent signing, the label has released their debut EP, Canopy, as a digital download (here) and will release the vinyl version June 21st. The cousin duo of Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme, expand to a quintet for live shows, which they will be doing with Of Montreal and others. Catch them on the road, and download the first track off Canopy, All of Us.

Apr. 28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*

Apr. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts*

Apr. 30 – New York, NY – Webster Hall*

May 01 – Boston, MA – Paradise*

May 02 – Montreal, QE – Metropolis*#

May 03 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix*#

May 04 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues*

May 05 – Chicago, IL – The Vic*

May 06 – Omaha, NE – The Slowdown*

May 07 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall*

May 08- Denver, CO – Bluebird*

May 09 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue*

May 11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market*^

May 12 – Portland, OR – Roseland*

May 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*^^

May 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Avalon*##

May 15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre*

May 17 – Austin, TX – Mohawk*

May 18 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall*

May 19 – Memphis, TN –  Minglewood Hall*

May 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre*!

* with of Montreal

^ with  Beat Connection

! with Modern Skirts

^^ with Hunx & His Punx

# with Braids

## with Nite Jewel

Antony and the Johnsons to Perform At TED


Antony and the Johnsons have announced they will be performing at the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach on March 1st.

TED is a non-profit that is dedicated to the spread of ideas and the conference aims to bring people from the fields of technology, entertainment and design together to discuss new ideas.

Antony and the Johnsons have a new EP (and video) due out sometime this spring for Secretly Canadian. The record company released Antony and the Johnsons’ latest album Swanlights last October, including a special edition that came inside a 144-page hardcover book that featured a collection of Antony’s paintings, photography and writing.

Like many of his earlier works, Swanlights and the accompanying book were focused on exploring Antony’s connection with the natural world.