Real Estate Announces New Album


People don’t always think very much of New Jersey, especially when its standout celebrities right now are the cast of Jersey Shore. Real Estate proved that not all that comes out of the Garden State is terrible with their first self-titled album released in 2009. Can they keep it up? We’ll find out on on Tuesday October 18th, 2011 when they release the follow-up, Days, which was recorded in Upstate New York through the late winter/spring of 2011 with Kevin McMahon.

For now, we know the album is made up of nine new recordings and a revisit of last year’s standalone single “Out of Tune.” You can listen to the first single off the record, “It’s Real,” HERE. It’s due out on September 27th in the US and October 10th in the UK. In the meantime, the band is touring around the US and Canada for the rest of July so check below to see if they’re headed near you!


Girls Names Premiere New Video, Release New Album April 26th

Belfast trio, Girls Names, owe a great deal of debt to 80’s and early 90’s goth-pop acts such as Black Tambourine, Felt and the Sound of Young Scotland. While not the first band to incorporate such influences, Girls Names still manage to carve out a sizable niche while sharing the stage with such notables as Times New Viking, Dum Dum Girls, and Abe Vigoda. Their new album, Dead To Me, was recorded in the latter half of 2010 and is set to be released April 26th on Slumberland Records. Check out the first single, “Bury Me.”

Girls Names
Dead To Me
(Slumberland Records)
Street Date: Apr. 26, 2011

1. Lawrence
2. I Could Die
3. When You Cry
4. No More Words
5. Nothing More To Say
6. I Lose
7. Cut Up
8. Bury Me
9. The Kiss Goodbye
10. Séance on a Wet Afternoon

Girls Names – Bury Me from stereogum on Vimeo.

Times New Viking Announce New Single and Tour Dates

Art school graduates and Columbus, Ohio natives Times New Viking have just released a single called “Ever Falling in Love.” The single is from their album Dancer Equired.  Here’s the single for your listening pleasure: Falling In Love by Times New Viking

The band is also going on tour.  Catch them at these spots:

May 26 Boston, MA  Great Scott
May 27 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
May 28 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s
May 29 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
May 30 Washington, DC Black Cat
Jun 2 Carrboro, NC Local 506
Jun 3 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Jun 6 Dallas, TX Club Dada
Jun 7 Austin, TX Mohawk
Jun 11 San Diego, CA Casbah
Jun 12 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
Jun 14 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
Jun 16 Portland, OR Bunk Bar
Jun 21 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
Jun 22 Vancouver, BC Media Club
Jun 24 Calgary, AB Sled Island Fest 
Jun 25 Calgary, AB Sled Island Fest 
Jun 28 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry
Jun 29 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Jun 30 Bloomington, IN The Bishop

The Rooftop Vigilantes Announce January Tour

Rooftop Vigilantes are starting to make a name for themselves. They recently were spotted playing at the Scion Garage Fest with Gentleman Jesse & His Men, Times New Viking and The Raveonettes, and not to mention all of the CMJ shows in NYC.

So be sure to catch this garage band as they tour the West coast this winter.

Listen here


Jan 04 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Jan 07 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
Jan 08 – Portland, OR @ East End
Jan 10 – Sacramento, CA @ The Hub
Jan 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock
Jan 12 – Oakland, CA @ The Uptown
Jan 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar
Jan 14 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
Jan 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Dressing Room
Jan 16 – Tucson, AZ @ Dry River Collective
Jan 19 – Austin, TX @ Beerland
Jan 20 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves

Rooftop Vigilantes Skip Cross Country

Kansas’ own Rooftop Vigilantes just performed at last weekend’s free Scion Garage Festival on Saturday. The event, taking place at Liberty Hall, sawthe band playing alongside Times New Viking, Best Coast, The Raveonettes, The Oblivians, The Clean among others.

This month the four-piece will pony up with friends Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk for a short jaunt that will bring both bands to the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC. Check out the specifics of that show and more, down below.

10/09 @ The Ghost Parlor, Manhattan, KS *
10/14 @ Replay Lounge, Lawrence, KS
10/15 @ White Lightning Wherehouse, Iowa City, IA *
10/16 @ Cal’s Bar, Chicago, IL * (w/ Blasted Diplomats)
10/17 @ Contemporary Art Institute, Detroit, MI * (w/ Swimsuit, Lord Scrummage)
10/18 @ The Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH *
10/19 @ SMOG @ BARD College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY * (w/ The Great Valley)
10/20 @ Butcher Shoppe, Boston, MA * (w/ Girlfriends, Free Pizza)
10/22 @ Cake Shop (CMJ Day Party), New York, NY
10/23 @ Bruar Falls (CMJ Day Party), Brooklyn, NY
10/23 @ Cake Shop (CMJ), New York, NY

* with Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk