XRay Eyeballs Premiere Single and Announce Tour

Brooklyn pop group XRay Eyeballs has announced their debut LP, Not Nothing, will be released on April 19th.  Tracklisting is as follows:

1. Crystal
2. Nightwalkers
3. Egyptian Magician
4. Po’ Jam
5. Drums Not Dead
6. Broken Beds
7. Xray Eyeballs Theme
8. Big Toe
9. Kam Sing Knights
10. Fake  Wedding
11. Escape From That Girl

The first single will be “Crystal:”
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F10307540Xray Eyeballs “Crystal” by HOZAC RECORDS

You can catch XRay Eyeballs at the following spots and dates:

2/18 – The Gutter – Brooklyn, NY
2/23 – Don Hill’s – New York, NY
  3/7 – Black Cat – Washington, DC* 
3/9 – Pinhook – Durham, NC & 
 3/10 – Little KIngs – Athens, GA 
 3/11 – 529 – Atlanta, GA 
 3/12 – Savannah Stopover Festival – Savannah, GA 
 3/13 – Siberia – New Orleans, LA 
 3/14 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX 
3/15 – 3/20 – SXSW – Austin, TX
3/22 – Valley of the Vapors Festival – Hot Springs, AK
 3/23 – Hi Tone – Memphis, TN $ 
 3/24 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL %
 3/25 – Atlas Bar – Detroit, MI @
 3/26 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH 
* w/JEFF the Brotherhood
& w/Spider Bags
$ w/Surf City, PUJOL, Turbo Fruits
% w/Nones
@ w/Terrible Twos

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Pujol Bring Their Music To The Nation

Daniel Pujol, the reluctant “Philosopher King of the Nashville Scene,” and his band Pujol recently released a 7″ single for their track “Black Rabbit.” And, starting last week, they’re touring in support of the song. Peep the video for “Black Rabbit” and a list of tour dates, down below.

Upcoming US Tour Dates
2/6/11 – Machines with Magnets – Providence, RI*
2/7/11 – The OX – Philadelphia, PA*
2/8/11 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH*
2/9/11 – MOTR Pub – Cincinnati, OH
3/11 – ACAC Basement – Little Rock, AK**
3/12 – 35 Conferette Festival – Denton, TX**
3/15 – 3/19 – SXSW – Austin, TX
3/20 – Super Happy Funland – Houston, TX**
3/30 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC**
3/31 – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar – Charlottesville, NC**
4/2 – 123 Pleasant St. – Morgantown, WV**
4/3 – Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN**

*w/ Monotonix
**w/ Turbo Fruits

The Morning Benders @ Webster Hall, NYC – November 18, 2010


The Morning Benders are a band I first encountered at The Market Place Hotel (R.I.P.) in Brooklyn supporting Surfer Blood (also that evening playing alongside bands such as Grooms, Turbo Fruits, and Beach Fossils) and I’ll admit at first I wasn’t impressed, but there was a certain charm their stage presence put out that has stuck with me. The band not only seemed incredibly young but ripe for the journey most aspiring musicians cannot even comprehend, fast forward to where we are today, the bands sophomore record Big Echo is destined to make many top 10 list, they have already supported Ra Ra Riot, White Rabbits, MGMT, Yeasayer, and The Black Keys, and after all of that the band have set out on their first headlining tour. Not bad for the four little guys who played Market Hotel earlier this year.

The bands performance really surprised me. Its unbelievable how much a band can change in the span of a year but The Morning Benders make it a feat to show that they’ve been doing nothing but learning. Chris Chu fronts the band with a relaxed talent but isn’t afraid to get into his tunes, while his brother Jon Chu backs him up with a rhythm guitar which could be named precision. After the third track Chris Chu proclaimed “Earlier this year we released an album called Big Echo! We’re going to play a lot of tracks from it to thank all of you for the year we had!” I was lucky enough to capture their show at Webster Hall (along with photos of opening act Twin Sister).

Photos from the show can be viewed here.

Pujol Releases New EP, Announces Tour With Turbo Fruits


Pujol, friend of Turbo Fruits and one of Spin’s 5 Hot Nashville Bands (although no relation to Albert), has released a new EP and announced a co-headline tour with Turbo Fruits.

Alive At The Same Time came out yesterday, October 12th on Turbo Time Records, and is pressed on a special clear vinyl..

The two rising Nashville bands will be venturing out of the south to bring their sound to you. Isn’t that nice of them? You can check out Pujols (and Turbo Fruits) here…

10/13 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern*
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Ox*
10/15 – New Brunswick, NJ – Meat Town USA*
10/16 – Brooklyn – Death By Audio*
10/17 – Jamaica Plain, MA – Homegrown Festival**
10/18 – Easthampton, MA – Flywheel*
10/19 – Scranton, PA – Vintage Theater*
10/22 – Washington DC – Comet Pizza*
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory*
11/10 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Public Library
11/11 – Louisville, KY – Rudyard Kipling*
11/12 – Carbondale, IL – Gatsbys*
11/13 – Chicago, IL – Crown Liquors*
11/14 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club*
11/15 – Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt*
11/16 – Detroit, MI – Lager House*
11/17 – Muncie, IN – Be Here Now*
11/18 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio*
11/19 – Bloomington, IN – Video Saloon*

*with Turbo Fruits
**with Turbo Fruits, JEFF the Brotherhood, Ty Segall, So Cow & Lightning Bolt