The Church & The Psychedelic Furs North American Tour

The Church & The Psychedelic Furs
North American Tour 
The Church will be coming to North America for a 27-date tour beginning on August 7th in Toronto, ON and wrapping in Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy on September 10 th.  The band will co-headline with The Psychedelic Furs for 20 dates, along with seven headline shows on their own.
The Church are touring in support of their 25th studio album: Further/Deeper, which was released in North America this past February to rave reviews.  The band completed their first North American tour in the states in four years this past spring, with key performances at SXSW and the Noise Pop Festival.
A brand new video for “Laurel Canyon” from Further/Deeper can be viewed here:
You can also view the band's recent stunning performance from this year's Primavera Sound in Barcelona here:
Tickets for all shows are on sale now.  For up to date information visit: http://thechurchband.net
The Church 2015 – North American Tour Dates

9/2/2015      Portland, OR               Crystal Ballroom*     
9/3/2015      Seattle, WA                 Showbox at The Market*
9/5/2015      Petaluma, CA              Mystic Theater
9/6/2015      Saratoga, CA               Mountain Winery*               
9/8/2015      Las Vegas, NV             Brooklyn Bowl*
9/9/2015      San Diego, CA             North Park Theater*
9/10/2015    Los Angeles, CA          The Roxy
* - With The Psychedelic Furs  

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The Bird and the Bee Announce Additional Live Dates

The Bird and the Bee
Performing in Pasadena + San Francisco + Chicago + Minneapolis
Fourth Album Recreational Love Out NOW -STREAM NOW via Spotify
Photo Credit: Autumn de Wilde
"Recreational Love , delivers more of the same smooth, dance-y tracks the band has always done so well." - American Songwriter
" ...Kurstin and George combine the muted sophistication of jazz with the undeniable people-pleasing qualities of synth-pop into one spritely package. After a decade together, the symbiotic relationship between these two continues to pay off, and Recreational Love is their slickest release yet." - Under the Radar
"This record is a dance album at its core, but it has a chilled undercurrent that gives it a sensual vibe...George and Kurstin have made a soundtrack for laid-back summer nights." - ABC News 

Los Angeles-based duo The Bird and the Bee recently released their fourth album Recreational Love on Rostrum Records. Following a five year gap since their last release the new songs met with much fan rejoicement, a plethora of glowing reviews and rapid radio support the length and breadth of the USA - making it onto both college and specialty radio charts. The band performed just two record release shows - in Los Angeles and New York City but have now announced more live dates, including the Taste Of South Lake Festival in Pasadena on October 10th.  They will also make stops in San Francisco at Social Hall on October 28th, in Chicago at Lincoln Hallon November 1st and in Minneapolis at Cedar Culture Center on November 2nd
PRESS HERE  to watch The Bird and the Bee's music video for radio favorite "Los Angeles."
In July, the band stopped by NPR's Studio 360 to perform a couple tracks + discuss the new album.   PRESS HERE  to watch The Bird and the Bee perform "Please Take Me Home" + listen to the interview and the band perform their first single "Will You Dance?"
PRESS HERE   to watch the video for "Will You Dance?" which features comedian Patton Oswalt and The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg.
Recreational Love   is available now. Recreational Love came to life over a half-decade of songwriting and recording. "We didn't mean to take so long but life ended up getting in the way, in a great way," says vocalist Inara George, who formed the duo with multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin in 2005. In the midst of pursuing other projects - George also sings in the indie-folk supergroup the Living Sisters, Kurstin's a Grammy Award-nominated producer who's recently worked with SiaCharli XCX, and Beck- the two met most Friday mornings at Kurstin's studio to dream up their latest batch of finely textured retro-pop. With a hint of R&B adding some warm grooves this time around, Recreational Love captures the easy intimacy of their collaboration and lets listeners slip into the band's own charmed and secret world.
Though it's The Bird and the Bee's first album of original material since Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future (a 2009 release that the A.V. Club praised for its "exploration of carefree, happy-making music"), Recreational Love perhaps more closely follows their 2010 album Interpreting the MastersVol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates. At turns sophisticated and sweetly off-kilter, dreamlike and dance-ready, the forthcoming album strips away the densely layered sound of The Bird and the Bee's earlier efforts to let their silky-smooth melodies shine through.
Tour Dates
October 10      Pasadena, CA @ Taste of South Lake Festival 
October 28      San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall 
November 1    Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
November 2    Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center 

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Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros Announce Live Album, Due Out October 9th

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' Announce Live In No Particular Order: 2009-2014, Due Out October 9th.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will release their debut live album on October 9th via Community Music. The collection includes cuts taken from the band's shows, festivals, and studio sessions.
The band is putting final touches on their fourth LP due out in early 2016 on Community Music. It will be their first completely independent release.
You can watch "If I Were Free" from their Daytrotter session in Troy, OH here:
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The album spans six years of the band's career, which includes classics such as "Home", "Janglin", and "Up From Below", as well as fan favorites "Truth" and "Bad Bad Love" from singer Alex Ebert's 2011 solo record Alexander.
Here's what Alex had to say about the release:
To our amazement, it’s been seven years since our first show. We’ve grown up in that time. Beauty and heartache and joy stretched over that time. Our wills were tested and maybe even bested in that time. But mostly what a triumph that time has been…
We smiled “so much my face hurts”, as you’ll hear. We stressed plenty too, frowned and pained, but mostly we were doubled over laughing or riding our bicycles – and danced – we did a lot of dancing. And we played.
We went from friends to family in that time. We became (and I hold this word as near-sacred) a Band in that time. And here is an album that spans that time.
20 songs from that 7 year frame, as tips of the hat to that time we shared with you – our of appreciators, our co-conspirators, our people.
- Alex
All proceeds from the album go to the band's not-for-profit 501(c)3 Big Sun Foundation, which is dedicated to facilitating more sustainable and communal living throughout the world.
Pre-order is now available on iTunes and their official online store. iTunes pre-order will include instant downloads of "Better Days" & "If I Were Free" (Daytrotter). For those who pre-order from their online store, the band will randomly select five fans to win a signed copy of their 3-LP gatefold vinyl.
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Listen to "Better Days" from their Brixton Academy show in London, UK here:
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Track Listing:
1. Better Days @ Brixton Academy | London, UK | February 11, 2014
2. 40 Day Dream @ NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert | Washington, DC | October 2009
3. If I Were Free @ GOTR Daytrotter Session | Troy, OH | August 30, 2013
4. Janglin @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 2013
5. Up From Below @ Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico | March 20, 2011
6. Brother @ Gurtenfestival| Bern, Switzerland | July 12, 2012
7. Please @ Longwood Gardens | Kennet Square, PA | August 28, 2013
8. Mother @ The Box | New York, NY | July 25, 2013
9. Home @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 2013
10. Mayla @ Babcock Theater | Billings, MT | May 28, 2013
11. They Were Wrong @ ?? | Summer 2013
12. This Life @ ????? | Summer 2013
13. Black Water @ ?? | Spring/Summer 2013
14. I Don’t Wanna Pray @ Brixton Academy | London, UK | February 11, 2014
15. Truth @ Big Top | Los Angeles, CA | October 19, 2013
16. If I Were Free @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 2013
17. Fog On The Tyne @ Sirius XM Studios | New York, NY | August 08, 2012
18. Bad Bad Love @ WXPN’s World Cafe | Philadelphia, PA | June 01, 2011
19. Life Is Hard @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire | London, UK | February 12, 2014
20. All Wash Out @ KCRW’s Apogee Sessions | Los Angeles, CA | April 05, 2012
21. All Together
Tour Dates:
Sept 4-6: Gorge Amphitheatre w/ Dave Matthews band in George, WA
Sept 19: Toronto Urban Roots Fest in Toronto, Canada
Sept 25: Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, NV
Sept 27: Oaktopia Music and Arts Festival in Denton, TX
Oct 17-18: American Roots Music & Arts Festival in Raleigh, NC
More info & tickets here.

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I Need A Dodge: Joe Strummer On The Run

I Need A Dodge: Joe Strummer On The Run

Coming to the US on October 16th

"Poignant doc... A snapshot of a man - not a rock star - 
looking for catharsis in the most unlikely of places." - NME

Produced and Directed by Nick Hall, this is the story of Joe Strummer's self-imposed exile in Granada in 1985/6. It will be released on DVD by MVD on October 16th and comes packaged with a cassette of a Spanish radio interview with Strummer, a postcard, sticker, and pin. 

"This is Joe Strummer at a crossroads in his professional and personal life. Initially his trips to Spain seemed to be little more than an anecdote but this story says so much about Joe coming to terms with life after The Clash," said Hall.
Johnny Green, The Clash's legendary road manager said of the film, "I glowed - I felt uplifted. Once again, it was as if I had spent a little time with my dear lost friend, Joe Strummer. I was hooked all through - the story is compulsive. More to the point, you have perfectly captured the brooding melancholia, that shy underside, which was a compelling component of Ol' Joe. I Need A Dodge is fabulous." The film also received a special mention at the In-Edit Festival in Barcelona.
Heading to Spain in 1985 to flee the disaster that was the implosion of The Clash version two, the band formed in the wake of Strummer firing Mick Jones and aftre Topper Headon left the band. The new line-up's Cut The Crap album had largely been shunned by both critics and the public alike andStrummer needed space. Telling a Diario De Granada interviewer that he had come "to feel the pain of the wound," upon arrival in Granada, Strummer found himself firmly subsumed into the city's musical and cultural fabric. He was welcomed with open arms by local acts 091 and bigger-fish Radio Fortuna, who all met up at the Silbar.
"When we met Joe it was like a miraculous apparition," said Jose Ignacio Lapido, 091's guitarist. It was Radio Fortuna who facilitated the purchase of a set of wheels for Strummer. Tracking down a Barreiros, essentially a European edition of the Dodge-Dart, became a mission. As Santiago Auseron, the Radio Fortuna singer said, "It looked cool, it just looked a bit mad. Which at that time suited Joe very well."
Strummer was delighted with the huge car which he thrashed around the streets of Granada and Madrid. However, having parked the car in the capital when he flew back to the UK for the birth of his daughter Lola, he forgot where it was and never saw it again. I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run is partly the story of the search for the car, and partly the story of Strummer's own search for meaning and redemption in those wilderness years. 

Strummer  launched an unsuccessful attempt to find the car, making an appeal for information on Spain's Radio 3 in 1997. With witnesses disagreeing on the colour and style of the car - agreeing only that it was registered in Oviendo - and some claiming never to have seen it, filmmaker Nick Hall's quest seems unlikely to succeed, yet his investigation does unearth the truth about this period of Strummer's life that has largely been ignored.
Installing himself in the producer's chair for the recording of 091's album, Strummer's micro-management led, rather than to the boost these star-struck musicians were hoping for, to a growing sense of disquiet and wasted studio time. The album eventually surfaced, having finished off to the record label's specification rather than the band's, and was disappointing.
The Dodge is an emblem for Strummer's time in Spain, his ambition, personal style and, in a way, the nature of those troubled days in general. When he is pulled over by the police, it is revealed that he doesn't even have a license to drive. Drawing on the recollections of his friends in London and in Spain, his partner Gaby Holford, and the members of 091 and Radio Fortuna, this a revealing story of a search for much more than just a car.
"It was an escape. He was a man on the run. He was getting away from the tension in London," saysSantiago Auseron.
Joe Strummer did, indeed, need a Dodge. 

The DVD package can be pre-ordered directly through MVD here, or on Amazon here.

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The Pandoras 25th Anniversary Reunion Shows - NYC & NJ


Saturday, September 12th - Marlin Room at Webster Hall - with the Connection
 125 E 11th St, New York, New York 10003 - doors @ 7:30pm
Sunday, September 13th - Monty Hall, Jersey City - with Palmyra Delran
43 Montgomery St, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 - doors @ 7:30pm
Don't miss Los Angeles based, rock & roll band,  The Pandoras'  two night reunionshows in  New York City and  New Jersey on  September 12th  and 13th . The all-female band, who is currently on a  thirteen city European tour , will end their run with these two US shows. The reunion is to commemorate The Pandora's lead songwriter Paula Pierce , who passed away on August 10, 1991, having suffered a fatal aneurysm at the age of 31. Now  twenty five years later the original members of The Pandoras, with Kim Shattuck (of the Muffs) takingover lead vocals and guitar,will celebrate the life and music of Pierce. The rock outfit, whose reign lasted 1983 - 1990, is still revered today as a major inspiration to female musicians.
The September 12thNew York City show will be supported by New England's newest hit-makers The Connection, who have just released a brand new album, Labor of Love, via Rum Bar Records King Yum Inc. The September 13thNew Jersey show will feature rock savvy guitar chick and co-founder of The FriggsPalmyra Delran. In addition toDelran's musical talents, she currently hosts her own radio show "Palmyra's Trash-Pop Shindig" in Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sunday mornings (8am-noon EST) with a repeat show on Monday morning (4am-8am EST) on SiriusXM radio.
The Pandoras:  
Kim Shattuck: Vocals,Guitar
Melanie Vammen: Vox Organ,Harmonica,Vocals
Karen Blankfeld: Bass,Vocals
Hillary Burton: Drums,Vocals
Palmyra Delran:
Palmyra Delran: Vocals, Guitar
Michael Lynch: Bass, Vocals
Richard DevGreene: Guitar, Vocals
Mark Brotter: Drums
The Connection:
Brad Marino: Vocals, Guitar
Geoff Palmer: Vocals, Guitar
Kris Rodgers: Keyboards
Rick Orcutt: Drums
Bobby Davis: Bass

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Sharkmuffin Gets Psychedelic in New "Chartreuse" Video

Sharkmuffin Reveal New Video for “Chartreuse” via Death + Taxes 

“On their debut LP Chartreuse, Brooklyn power-punk band Sharkmuffin show that they have mastered the craft of heavy, unapologetic, sharp-pop songs.” – Impose

“It’d leave you breathless if you weren’t humming along.” NPR

“Brash and unapologetic…this is a vicious band with plenty of teeth.” Consequence of Sound


Brooklyn’s Sharkmuffin venture into the realm of psychedelia on their newest video for “Chartreuse,” which premiered on Death + TaxesThe summer-inspired music video involving mini-golf, sunbathing, and drink spiking was directed by Darkwing’s Rich Gold, and it’s in support of the group’s titular track off Chartreuse, their debut LP released earlier this month on State Capitol Records.

When asked to comment on the video, Sharkmuffin said, “If you mess with Sharkmuffin, we'll drug you and make you play in our band.” Free drugs and membership into an established band like Sharkmuffin sounds more like a Kickstarter perk than a threat.

If you’re in the New York area, make sure to welcome the duo home from their extensive tour on September 1st @ Brooklyn Bowl.
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Elektra recording group Finish Ticket has announced the release of their new EP, “WHEN NIGHT BECOMES DAY,” available digitally everywhere September 4th. Recorded and produced in the San Francisco Bay Area and mixed by the legendary Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons), “WHEN NIGHT BECOMES DAY” is currently streaming here http://soundcloud.com/finishticket/sets/finish-ticket-when-night-becomes-day-ep/s-xzgkZ. “WHEN NIGHT BECOMES DAY” premiered on Friday via Baeble, who said of the band, “With its arena ready hooks and wall of sound guitars…Finish Ticket represent the best of what contemporary pop-rock can be.”  A limited physical version of the EP will be sold exclusively at live shows (see attached itinerary) and through the band’s website.

Finish Ticket will celebrate “WHEN NIGHT BECOMES DAY” by joining Fueled By Ramen recording group twenty one pilots on their upcoming sold out “Blurryface Tour.” The trek – which also features support from Echosmith – gets underway September 8th and 9th Washington, DC’s Echostage and then travels through a Halloween finale at St. Louis, MO’s Chaifetz Arena on October 31st.  On their way across the country to join the tour, Finish Ticket will wrap up their summer with a number of headline dates, festivals and college performances, highlighted by a set at Chicago, IL’s Chicago Fashion and Music Fest on August 29th.

Finish Ticket will follow the “Blurryface Tour” with a hometown show on November 5th at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall.  Additional shows will be announced soon.  For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.finishticket.com/#tour.

Hailed by Paste as “The Best of What’s Next,” Finish Ticket have earned accolades and a loyal fan following for their spirited brand of pop, rock, and contemporary indie. Founded by fraternal twins Brendan and Michael Hoye alongside childhood friend AlexDiDonato, the Bay Area-based band truly came together with the addition of a second set of brothers, Gabe and Nick Stein. Finish Ticket have already cultivated a rabid fanbase in the Bay Area by playing with the likes of Ed Sheeran and headlining venues such as at The Fillmore.  Produced by Rilo Kiley’s Pierre de Reeder (Vampire Weekend, She & Him, Ben Gibbard), their debut album, “TEARS YOU APART,” was released independently in 2010 and caught the ear of Elektra who re-released the album in 2013.

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All Dates w/twenty one pilots’ “BLURRYFACE TOUR” Except *

Additional dates to be announced.

27           Denver, CO                          Lost Lake Lounge *
29           Chicago, IL                           Chicago Fashion and Music Fest *
30           Grand Rapids, MI               The Intersection *

2              Iowa City, IA                        University of Iowa *
3              Ames, IA                               ISU: The Maintenance Shop *
6              Shrub Oak, NY                     SUNY Alumni Field House *
8              Washington, DC                 Echostage – SOLD OUT
9              Washington, DC                 Echostage – SOLD OUT
11           Philadelphia, PA                  Festival Pier Penn’s Landing – SOLD OUT
12           Boston, MA                          Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – SOLD OUT
13           Toronto, ON                         Sound Academy – SOLD OUT
15           New York, NY                      Hammerstein Ballroom – SOLD OUT
16           New York, NY                      Hammerstein Ballroom – SOLD OUT
18           Columbus, OH                     Jerome Schottenstein Center – SOLD OUT
19           Rochester Hills, MI            Meadow Brook Music Festival – SOLD OUT
20           Indianapolis, IN                   Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
22           Kansas City, MO                 Starlight Theatre
23           Papillion, NE                         Sumtur Amphitheater
25           Flagstaff, AZ                        Norhtern Arizona State University*
26           Salt Lake City, UT               The Great SaltAir
27           Morrison, CO                       Red Rocks Amphitheatre – SOLD OUT
29           Tulsa, OK                              Brady Theater

1              Dallas, TX                             South Side Ballroom – SOLD OUT
2              Houston, TX                         Bayou Music Center – SOLD OUT
5              Nashville, TN                       Ryman Auditorium – SOLD OUT
6              Atlanta, GA                          The Tabernacle – SOLD OUT
7              Atlanta, GA                          The Tabernacle – SOLD OUT 
8              Orlando, FL                           House of Blues – SOLD OUT
11           Oklahoma City, OK             Diamond Ballroom – SOLD OUT
13           Phoenix, AZ                          Comerica Theatre
15           Los Angeles, CA                  The Greek Theatre – SOLD OUT
16           San Diego, CA                      SDSU Open Air Theatre – SOLD OUT
17           Oakland, CA                         Fox Theatre – SOLD OUT
18           Oakland, CA                         Fox Theatre
20           Portland, OR                        Crystal Ballroom – SOLD OUT
21           Garden City, ID                   Revolution Event Center
22           Seattle, WA                          Paramount Theatre – SOLD OUT
28           Sioux Falls, SD                      The District
29           Maplewood, MN                Myth – SOLD OUT
30           Milwaukee, WI                    Eagles Ballroom – SOLD OUT
31           St. Louis, MO                       Chaifetz Arena

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Netflix cult hit 'Wolfcop' creators team up with Canadian band Shooting Guns for video premiering at NPR

Cult hit film Wolfcop creators team up with soundtrack band Shooting Guns for awesome video, premiere by NPR
Popular and acclaimed horror-comedy film a recent Netflix 'Movie of the Week'  

Watch & share "Barnburner" video HERE

"The instrumental psych-rock band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, knows how to choogle, burn and rip like Hawkwind thrown into the middle of a Mad Max set. That's why director Lowell Dean tapped Shooting Guns to score Wolfcop, a 2014 horror-comedy that's exactly as ridiculous/awesome as you think it is." -- NPR

Canada's award-nominated psych sextet  Shooting Guns  premiere a new video via NPR today for a song from their soundtrack for the acclaimed cult horror-comedy film Wolfcop. The video for "Barnburner" was specially made by the film's creators, featuring further wild exploits of the Wolfcop character, available to watch and share HERE. (Direct YouTube link HERE.)

Shooting Guns' recent  Barnburner EP was released via L.A.'s RidingEasy Records.  The sometimes heavy, droning and sometimes  Goblin -esque set is available to  hear and share   HERE .

The EP's tracks are culled from Shooting Guns' soundtrack to Wolfcop, which has taken in $30 million since its release in 2014. Wolfcop was the Netflix 'Movie of the Week' in April 2015. 

Hailing from Saskatoon, SK, in the heart of the Canadian prairies, JUNO and Polaris Prize award nominees Shooting Guns are hard at work fortifying the heavy end of the psychedelic spectrum,  haunting the foggy moor between Sabbath-styled doom riffery and heavy pulse-riding kraut-rock.

Shooting Guns scored the soundtrack to Canadian horror-comedy WolfCop and released the official soundtrack in 2014 in partnership with One Way Static, RidingEasy Records, and Cinecoup. Their sophomore LP, Brotherhood of the Ram, released in 2013 through RidingEasy Records was nominated for the 2015 JUNO Metal/Hard Album of the Year as well as the Polaris Music Prize. Their debut LP, Born To Deal in Magic: 1952-1976, was also nominated for the Polaris Music Prize in 2012.

The Barnburner EP is available on 7" vinyl and download via RidingEasy Records  as of July 14th, 2015.

Artist: Shooting Guns
Title: Barnburner EP
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: July 14th, 2015

01. Barnburner (VIDEO)
02. Burchard Von Worms
03. Doomlight Desires

On The Web: 

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