Song of the Day: We Are Scientists “Nice Guys”

We Are Scientists – “Nice Guys” by ModernMystery3


Rewards Going On Tour

pfenningBreaking out on his own and showing off his musical solo prowess is Aaron Pfenning.

Known for co-founding Chairlift, Aaron Pfenning is performing under the moniker Rewards and will be going on tour, opening for Brandon Flowers this fall.

Pfenning’s new music takes a dark tone for listeners as he experiments with different inspiratins and plays every instrument. Pfenning will be debuting some of his new material for his upcoming album during his fall tour.

He will be teaming up with Flowers in Europe and We Are Scientists back in the States for a full tour.

Tour Dates:

Sep 28 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands   *
Sep 29 – Cabaret Sauvage – Paris, France    *
Oct 1 – Huxley’s – Berlin, Germany    *
Oct 3 – Kaufleuten – Zurich, Switzerland    *
Oct 4 – Alcatraz – Milano, Italy    *
Oct 5 – Circolo degli Artisti – Rome, Italy    *
Oct 8 – SALA APOLO – Barcelona, Spain  *
Oct 9 – La Riviera – Madrid, Spain   *
Oct 11 – Metronome – Burlington, VT  #
Oct 12 – Jerky’s – Providence, RI    #
Oct 13 – Valentine’s – Albany, NY   #
Oct 15 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD  #
Oct 17 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC    #
Oct 18 – 40 Watt – Athens, GA    #
Oct 19 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA   #
Oct 26 – The Loft – Dallas, TX    #
Oct 28 – Emo’s – Austin, TX    #
Oct 29 – Korova – San Antonio, TX   #
Nov 15 – Pyramids – Portsmouth, UK    #
Nov 16 – HMV Institute – Birmingham, UK  #
Nov 19 – UEA – Norwich, UK    #
Nov 20 – Academy – Manchester, UK    #
Nov 21 – Shepherds Bush Empire – London, UK  #
Nov 22 – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK     #
Nov 24 – Metropolitan University – Leeds, UK      #
Nov 25 – ABC – Glasgow, UK   #
Nov 26 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK    #
Nov 27 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK   #

* w/  Brandon Flowers
# w/  We Are Scientists

Twin Tigers Join We Are Scientists On Tour


Georgian group Twin Tigers have teamed up with We Are Scientists to give the fans what they want…more live shows!

Fresh off a very successful tour with Interpol, Twin Tigers decided to join We Are Scientists for a quick October jaunt that includes a stop in their home town of Athens, GA.

The  new tour lets Twin Tigers build on the wave of excitement that has been building since the group’s release of their debut album, Gray Waves earlier this year.

Twin Tigers was formed by two co-workers at Grit restaurant in Matthew Rain and Aimee Morris. The pair added a third piece with Forrest Hall in 2009. You can check out their killer live shows at:

Oct 17 – Carroboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct 18 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
Oct 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct 21 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Oct 23 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon *
Oct 26 – Dallas, TX – The Loft
Oct 28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct 29 – San Antonio, TX – The Korova
Oct 30 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *
*co-headline with Colour Revolt 

Siren Music Festival Celebrates 10 Years, Announces Lineup

Coney Island’s best, biggest, and only festival is celebrating 10 years at the iconic location. The Siren Music Festival is set to take place on July 17th in everyone’s favorite summer hot stop. The festival, which is in it’s 10th year, is starting to announce a few bands that are slated to play this year. Amongst the performers announced so far are Surfer Blood, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Matt and Kim, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem. More bands are to be released soon, but the lineup so far looks pretty amazing to us.

The festival is FREE as it is every year, and it’s always packed, so you better make sure you plan to get there early. Siren Music Festival has been booking the coolest acts since the beginning. Past performers include the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peaches, Modest Mouse, !!!, TV on the Radio, Death Cab for Cutie, Spoon, Brendan Benson, VHS or Beta, Tapes ‘N Tapes, We Are Scientists, Dr. Dog, White Rabbits, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Ra Ra Riot, Islands, Beach House, and Bear Hands just to name a few.

Who knows what additions will be made to the lineup this year.

The Libertines Reunite for Reading and Leeds Festival 2010

Though we’re not sure why it’s happening, The Libertines are set to reunite for the upcoming Reading and Leeds festival this year in Europe. The band has spent quite a time apart since Pete Doherty and Carl Barat hated each other, for a lack of better words. Now they’re heading back into action, away from all their recent projects, and onto the stage together. Though this reunion has the ability to be pretty amazing if everyone has their act together, if it actually gets to the stage in the first place then it will be just as amazing.

The festival takes place from August 27th to August 29th and features an amazing lineup of bands from Arcade Fire, to Modest Mouse to We Are Scientists. Limp Bizkit is also playing the fest. Yea, we’re just going to pretend that it’s not really happening. Take a look below for the list of all the performers that will be playing alongside The Libertines.

Main Stage
Guns N’ Roses
Queens Of The Stone Age
Biffy Clyro
Gogol Bordello
Billy Talent

NME/Radio 1 Stage
LCD Soundsystem
Mumford & Sons
The Big Pink
Two Door Cinema Club

Reading Saturday August 28/ Leeds Friday August 27 Main Stage
Arcade Fire
The Libertines
Dizzee Rascal
The Cribs
The Maccabees
Modest Mouse
Gaslight Anthem

NME/ Radio 1 Stage
Enter Shikari
Crystal Castles
Special Guests
Frank Turner

Reading Sunday August 29/ Leeds Saturday August 28 Main Stage
Cypress Hill
Limp Bizkit
You Me At Six
All Time Low

NME/ Radio 1 Stage
We are Scientists
Band of Horses
The Drums

Secondhand Sunday: Bishop Allen “Shanghaied”

This edition of Secondhand Sunday is a bit different. I think it’s pretty obvious right off the bat that neither this song or video is more than a few months old. Well, let me put it this way. For some reason I completely missed that Bishop Allen had put out a video for “Shanghaied,” and yes I know they already have another new one. This is one of my favorite tracks off of Grrr  and the video is just extremely cute. All it entails is Bishop Allen sitting around and singing on a couch, in a hallway, and to a rabbit. One thing I also love about this video is that singer Justin Rice was wearing the same blue hoodie when I interviewed him back in March on the release of this record. The video was directed by Bob Byington, who also made the movie Harmony and Me in which Rice stars in (It comes out 11/17). In other Bishop Allen news the band is on the final week of their tour with the last two stops at Union Hall (Friday, 21+) and The Bell House (Saturday, 18+) in Brooklyn. Fun!

Watch Bishop Allen’s “Shanghaied”