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Month: August 2007

Eagle Seagull Announce Tour Dates

Eagle Seagull Announce Tour Dates

Eagle*Seagull, creators of one of the best records you and I haven’t heard yet, just announced a string of tour dates. Unfortunately they’re nowhere near Kentucky (that’s the official motto of YANP tour date posts), but fortunately you can enjoy this wonderful song that’s a preview of an album to come.

MP3: Eagle*Seagull – You Can’t Call Yourself a Secret

Eagle*Seagull Tour Dates
Sep 8 The Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Sep 10 Schubas Tavern Chicago, Illinois
Sep 12 Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
Sep 13 Great Scott Allston, Massachusetts
Sep 14 The Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Sep 19 Duffys Tavern Lincoln, Nebraska

Be sure to hit up their Myspace to stream more of their songs!

The Wombats: “Let’s Dance to Joy Division”

The Wombats: “Let’s Dance to Joy Division”


Via Rocksuckers

I’ve been hearting the Wombats for a while now. I nearly skipped out on part of our Hot Freaks SXSW shindig to see them play some british showcase down the road. Well now they’re poised to release their debut album A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation on October 28 on Warner. Big congrats to those guys! Here’s their new video to celebrate. If you’re hankering for MP3s, hit up Pitchfork, who gave them love today.

Announcing Hot Freaks 2: ACL

Announcing Hot Freaks 2: ACL

We had such a fun time putting together the first Hot Freaks! for SXSW that we decided to do it once more before the year’s out! You Aint No Picasso joined in with MOKB, Chromewaves, GvB, La Blogotheque, Brooklyn Vegan and Aquarium Drunkard to rope in some of the finest bands to play two ACL afterparties.

Both shows are FREE. All you have to do is RSVP at DellLounge.com/ACL, once that goes live next Tuesday.

Friday September 14
Club de Ville
10pm Brazos
11:30pm Grizzly Bear

The Mohawk
10:45 Crazy Sexy Rainbow
12:30am Art Brut

Saturday September 15
Club de Ville
10pm Yellow Fever
11:30pm the Rosebuds

The Mohawk
10:45 Sparrow House
12:30am St. Vincent

Justice Expand World Tour

Justice Expand World Tour

French soundwizards Justice are poised to do a sweeping world tour. For some reason they skipped Kentucky, but I won’t hold that little mistake against them.

MP3: Justice – D.A.N.C.E.

Justice Tour Dates
Sep 6 Koko – London
Sep 7 Plug – Sheffield
Sep 8 Arches – Glasgow
Sep 21 Academy – Camberra
Sep 22 Parklife – Melbourne
Sep 29 Parklife – Brisbane
Sep 30 Parklife – Sydney
Oct 1 Parklife – Perth
Oct 5 Vive Cuervo Salon – Col de Valle
Oct 6 Detour – Los Angeles
Oct 7 4th and B – San Diego
Oct 9 Henry Fonda Theater – Los Angeles
Oct 10 Mezzanine – San Francisco
Oct 11 Holocene – Portland
Oct 12 Neumos – Seattle
Oct 13 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver
Oct 16 Foundation Nightclub – Minneapolis
Oct 17 Metro – Chicago
Oct 18 Republik – Toronto
Oct 19 Metropolis – Montreal
Oct 21 Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia

Springsteen Sets Tour Dates

Springsteen Sets Tour Dates

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have just announced their tour dates in support of Magic. If you can’t make it out, at least you can rejoice that “Radio Nowhere” is a free download on iTunes.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Tour Dates
10/2 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center
10/5 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
10/9-10 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
10/14 Ottawa, ONT Civic Centre
10/15 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
10/17-18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10/21 Chicago, IL United Center
10/26 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
10/28 Los Angeles, CA Venue TBA
11/2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/4 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
11/5 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills
11/11 Washington, D.C. Verizon Arena
11/14 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
11/15 Albany, NY Times Union Center
11/18 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
11/25 Madrid, SPAIN Palacio De Deportes
11/26 Bilbao, SPAIN Bilbao Exhibition Centre
11/28 Milan, ITALY Datchforum
11/30 Arnhem, NETHERLANDS Geldredome
12/2 Mannheim, GERMANY Sap Arena
12/4 Oslo, NORWAY Oslo Spektrum
12/8 Copenhagen, DENMARK Forum Copenhagen
12/10 Stockholm, SWEDEN Globe Arena
12/12 Antwerp, BELGIUM Sports Paleis
12/13 Cologne, GERMANY Koln Arena
12/15 Belfast, IRELAND Odyssey Arena
12/17 Paris, FRANCE Palais Omnisports De Bercy
12/19 London, UK O2 Arena

Calvin Harris: “The Girls”

Calvin Harris: “The Girls”

Big thanks to Pampelmoose for pointing me towards this funked out anthem. It’s like Justice teaming up with Jamie Lidell.

MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH…

Skatterbrain offers up a comprehensive look at the work of Pam Berry, who has worked with such groups as The Pines and Black Tambourine. I had some of these songs on my computer, but had no idea who she was! Thanks, Matt!

Danger Mouse is producing the new Black Keys record, as well as finishing up the new Gnarls Barkley record. Sweet? Sweet.

The Yellow Stereo has that new PJ Harvey track that I kept forgetting to download until now.

Dave Rawkblog is ill, but that didn’t stop him from posting a song from the new Saturday Looks Good to Me record.

Love Against Me!’s new record? Who doesn’t. Dodge hooks us up with videos from an instore performance.

And De Novo Dahl are playing tonight in Lexington if you’re within driving range. My money’s on the red and yellow spandex — it’s getting too hot for the cowboy Nudie suits.

My Bloody Valentine Reuniting?

My Bloody Valentine Reuniting?


Via Rock Sellout

I was reading today about how the Mathletes were going to cover MBV for their new album, so they’ve been on my mind a bit. What luck to find that the rumor mill has been spinning with whispers of the group’s reunion for next year’s Coachella!

MP3: My Bloody Valentine – Only Shallow

Via DS
But now some tantalizing hints have emerged in the past few weeks that suggest the band is finally gearing up for a return to action. In July, several fans reported encounters with Shields at Primal Scream and Dinosaur Jr. shows in England, Ireland, and Russia, each returning with the same story: that Shields very matter-of-factly spoke of My Bloody Valentine in the very present tense. The fans reported Shields said that two new My Bloody Valentine releases are in the works – an anthology of unreleased 90s material and an album of brand new studio recordings – along with the imminent release of remastered versions of the band’s original studio work. He is also reported as saying, on several different occasions, that a 2008 tour is in the works that will feature the band’s original lineup. Furthermore, in an interview published earlier this year in Magnet magazine, Shields was adamant about the band’s return: “We are 100% going to make another My Bloody Valentine record unless we die or something,” he said.

Equally intriguing is the appearance of a new official My Bloody Valentine MySpace page earlier this month, which also links to mybloodyvalentine.co.uk, a website that now has just a generic holding page. In an email with The Daily Swarm, Kevin Shields’ manager, Vinita Joshi, confirmed that the MySpace page is indeed officially affiliated with the band, and that Debbie Googe, the group’s bass player, is actively working on creating the My Bloody Valentine website. Joshi, who is also owner of the Rocket Girl record label and mail order distribution company, has the My Bloody Valentine track “Soon” as the soundtrack to her personal MySpace page. Regarding Coachella and the tour, Joshi wrote, “there are no confirmed shows at all.”

For Coachella founder and musical programmer Paul Tollett, an appearance by My Bloody Valentine would be a major coup, furthering a now international reputation as the booker who persuades much-sought-after disbanded or dormant groups to make their return to the stage at his celebrated festival in the California desert. It would also cap off years of concert industry chatter about Tollett’s burning desire to see the band play at Coachella – and his standing 7-figure offer.

(Update: Tollett will neither confirm nor deny this story. In an email response to The Daily Swarm, he wrote, “I don’t comment on booking because it would make my job difficult responding to every rumor.”)