Pepper Rabbit, “Murder Room”


Introduced the other day on Stereogum, “Murder Room” is a new song from LA’s Pepper Rabbit and the latest preview track from their new album, Red Velvet Snowball, which came out August 9th, on Kanine Records.  Penned by Xander Singh and described as the most straightforward pop song he’s ever written, “Murder Room” talks that talk and walks that walk.  There’s not much else to say about it: hot potato synth, hot potato drums, and some pretty harmonies.  Nothing in the song is sustained, it just bounces along, proud of its poppiness. You can look forward to hearing it live on Pepper Rabbit’s Fall tour with Calgary art-rock group, BRAIDS.

Tour Dates:

09/13 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL ^
09/15 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN ^
09/16 – The Royal Albert Arms Hotel – Winnipeg, MB ^
09/19 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB ^
09/20 – The Republik – Calgary, AB
09/22 – Rifflandia – Victoria, BC ^
09/24 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA ^
09/25 – Holocene – Portland, OR ^
09/27 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA ^
09/28 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA ^
09/29 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA ^
09/30 – Sail Inn – Tempe, AZ ^
10/01 – Corazon – Santa Fe, NM ^
10/02 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX ^
10/04 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX ^
10/05 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX ^
10/06 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO ^
10/07 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN ^
10/08 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH ^
10/09 – Magic Stick Lounge – Detroit, MI ^
10/10 – Call The Office – London, ON ^
10/15 – Babylon – Ottawa, ON
10/16 – Le Cercle – Quebec, QC ^
10/19 –  SPACE – Portland, ME ^
10/20 –  Great Scott – Boston, MA ^
^ w/ BRAIDS

U.S. Royalty to release “Mirrors”

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Washington DC-based band US Royalty are finally ready to release their debut record after spending a year recording and writing the music as a band. The folk pop band has been compared to the likes of Local Natives and the Black Keys, but in reality, their inspiration is drawn from Kubrick and Ennio Morricone soundtracks.

The result is an electrifying single called “Equestrian”, which can be listened to here.

Make sure to pick up the promising “Mirrors” on January 25th, 2011.

The Knife Are Spreading Seeds


Techno group The Knife have released their first single in “Seeds”. The song will come in EP form with remixes from Portable aka Bodycode and Shinedoe.

The song is taken from the group’s album Tomorrow, In A Year which was commissioned by the Danish performance crew Hotel Pro Forma.

The project is based on Darwin’s famous and controversial On The Origin Of Species and challenges the convention of a standard opera. Adding techno is definitely a step in the right direction in that regard.

The single will be out December 6th both digitally and limited edition vinyl. In the meantime, check out The Knife’s mystifying “Silent Shout: An Audio and Visual Experience” right here.

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We Were the States Strike “Gold”

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We Were the States were almost done with their recording of their new album when the Nashville floods filled their studio with almost two feet of water. Defiant and ready to beat this mishap, they recorded the rest of it in the Club Roar studio.

The result of this album is an energy-filled album called “Rasa”, with leading single “Gold”. The track, which can be listened to here, is a euphoric love song that has enough rock to get your head nodding.

Check out their album teaser video after the cut!

Tape The Radio Give Away A Track

 

Tape the Radio is feeling generous, and that’s good for you.

The band is giving away their b-side song “Suffer You, Suffer Me” from their recent single Our Love Is A Broken Heart. The download will cost you some time, because you need to register with Nokia’s new music website Ovi Music.

If you want to hear the single off…the single, you can listen to “Our Love Is A Broken Heart” right here as well.

The band has also just returned from Italy. If you’re feeling a tad jealous, watch their video diary. It may make you a little more jealous but it’s also awesome. You can find it here.

Tape The Radio Plan New Single

Tape The Radio have impressed several big names in music with their hard work and shining musicianship, and now their hard work is starting to pay off.

The band jumped into the music biz by releasing their first single “Save A Life” the old fashion way…by themselves. The band hand-made the packaging, numbered the discs and shipped them off.

Next the band enlisted the help of famed producer Alan Moulder (The Killers, Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine) after the producer met frontman Malcolm Carson hand-delivering demos to his studio in London.

Now the group is ready to release another single (this time, preferably with some help from label Hi Tone Music). “Our Love Is A Broken Heart” will be out as a 7-inch and a digital download on November 1st. Luckily for you, you can hear these fast-rising rockers right here first.

Tape The Radio – Our Love Is A Broken Heart by Sainted PR