Monday, January 25, 2010

Fuse TV Premieres New GDP Song "Butter Scripts!"

Incoming: GDP "Butter Scripts"

GDP digitally released his new full-length album 'Realistic Expectations' in June 2009 on Division East / Say-10 Records, and has just announced its physical release of January 26th, 2010. The 14-song masterpiece showcases GDP's cynical yet sincere demeanor and meticulously crafted, raw lyricism in all its glory. 'Realistic Expectations' comes packaged as a double disc along with a 30-minute DVD titled "Expect Real," a collection of behind the scenes footage, live performances and plenty of extra features.

Download "Butter Scripts" here!

Title Tracks (ex-Q And Not U) Announce Dates w/ Ted Leo!

Title Tracks Live!
2.11.10 Washington DC Black Cat w/ Pretty & Nice
2.14.10 Pittsburgh, PA Brillobox w/ Pretty & Nice
2.15.09 Dayton, OH South Park Tavern w/ Pretty & Nice
2.16.10 Pontiac, MI The Pike Room w/ Pretty & Nice
2.18.10 Chicago, IL The Hideout w/ Pretty & Nice
2.19.10 Madison, WI Der Rathskellar at Wisconsin Union w/ Pretty & Nice
2.20.10 St. Louis, MO The Firebird w/ Pretty & Nice
2.21.10 Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe w/ Pretty & Nice
2.23.10 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves w/ Pretty & Nice
2.24.10 Austin, TX The Mohawk w/ Pretty & Nice
2.26.10 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder w/ Pretty & Nice
2.27.10 Orlando, FL Will's Pub w/ Pretty & Nice
2.28.10 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn w/ Pretty & Nice
3.1.10 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 w/ Pretty & Nice
3.2.10 Richmond, VA Gallery 5 w/ Pretty & Nice
3.3.10 Baltimore, MD Golden West Cafe w/ Gary B & The Notions, Pretty & Nice
3.4.10 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Knecktie w/ Pretty & Nice
3.5.10 Cambridge, MA Middle East Upstairs w/ Pretty & Nice, Gary B & The Notions
3.6.10 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall w/ Pretty & Nice, Gary B & The Notions
3.7.10 NY, NY Cake Shop w/ Pretty & Nice
3.11.10 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop w/ Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
3.12.10 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot w/ Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
3.13.10 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge w/ Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
3.14.10 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon w/ Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
3.15.10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue w/ Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
3.17-20.10 Austin, TX SXSW

* Title Tracks' debut album, "It Was Easy," will be released February 23rd on Ernest Jenning Record Co. Download the song "Every Little Bit Hurt" here!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Aa Premiere New Song "Mossy" * US Tour and SXSW Dates!

Download "Mossy" here!

Aa US Tour w/ Screens!
03/09 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio
03/11 - Princeton, NJ - The Terrace Club
03/13 - Washington, DC - Comet Pizza And Ping
03/14 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
03/15 - Athens, GA - Farm 255
03/16 - New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar
03/17 - Houston, TX - TBA
03/18 - Austin, TX – TBA (SXSW)
03/19 - Austin, TX - Beauty Bar (SXSW)
03/20 - Austin, TX - TBA (SXSW)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Harvey Milk Announce Dates w/ Coalesce * Talk New Album, Tour w/ Noisecreep

Harvey Milk Talks Tour and New Album w/ Noisecreep

Crave Online Reviews Harvey Milk's s/t Debut

Harvey Milk Live!

w/ Coalesce

Fri Mar-05 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
Mon Mar-08 NYC, NY Le Poisson Rouge
Tue Mar-09 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs
Wed Mar-10 Montreal, QC Il Motore
Thu Mar-11 Toronto, ON Wreckroom
Fri Mar-12 Hamtramck, MI Smalls Bar
Sat Mar-13 Chicago, IL Subterranean

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Floor Announce Reunion and Box Set Details

Celebrating the release of their Below & Beyond box set, Floor will be getting back together to play three shows in the southeast. Dates include: March 27th in Miami, April 2nd in Gainesville and April 3rd in Atlanta. In keeping with the chronology and theme of the box set, the shows will reflect the lineups of each era of the band: Betty will be playing drums for songs from the early days, followed by Jeff on drums from the Dove era, and end with Henry stomping his way through the Self-Titled album. And, of course, Steve and Anthony on vocals and guitars.

Floor was formed in 1992 by Steve Brooks (guitar), Anthony Vialon (bass), and Betty Monteavaro (drums). Jeff Sousa became the drummer in late 1993, at which time Steve and Anthony switched to two low-tuned guitars with no bassist. Early influences included Melvins and Godflesh, later developing their own sound of melodic, pop-infused doom. Several vinyl-only 7" EPs were released before their first break in 1996. The band reformed with a new line-up for one show in 1997 with Henry Wilson on drums and practiced only occasionally until 2001. 2002 saw the release of their first full-length album, self-titled 'Floor,' before splitting in 2003 for good.

These shows mark the culmination of years of work put into the comprehensive Floor collection, being released by diverse independent label Robotic Empire. Three separate versions of this Below & Beyond discography will exist by the live dates:

1) Deluxe vinyl edition of 10 LPs, 1 7-inch, 8 CDs, 32-page booklet and more, completion expected in February

2) CD standalone edition of 8 CDs and 32-page booklet - available via mailorder in February, in stores and everywhere else March 30th

3) Digital download editions of 8 separate albums, or one single massive collection, available in February

Click here for tracklists to all eight records

Floor Live!
March 27th Churchill's Hideaway Miami, FL
April 2nd Common Grounds Gainesville, FL
April 3rd The Earl Atlanta, GA

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The New York Times Reviews Wild Yaks "10 Ships!"

Wild Yaks

“10 Ships (Don’t Die Yet!)” (Ernest Jenning), a part-studio, part-live collection released in November, would have been the best sort of epitaph: a bright, woozy document of a group at full throttle, playing lackadaisical country-rock rambles that become exuberant, sense-clobbering shout-alongs, some (“Crazy but Not Afraid,” “Blood Red Field”) with brutish saxophone. Turns out, though, that there are, at present, no plans for the band to implode. “River may come,” everyone screams on “River May Come,” the hardest-knocking song on this collection: “Please don’t take me away/It’s here on the Earth I want to stay.”

(((Read more here!)))

Kayo Dot Unveils "Coyote" * Toby Driver Curates The Stone

Trust us when we say that countless otherwise sage people have sacrificed years of their lives trying to accurately summarize the music of Kayo Dot. Singer, composer and chief conceptualist Toby Driver once allied himself with doom metal’s experimental wing. But over the course of three extraordinary studio albums made with ever-shifting lineups, Kayo Dot has become a protean entity that draws equally upon goth rock, free jazz, prog, contemporary classical music and much, much more. - Time Out NY

Coyote, Kayo Dot's fourth studio album (out April 6th on Hydra Head), is a single, narrative-driven, long-form composition written with story and text provided by a close, terminally-ill friend of the band, Yuko Sueta, in the final stage of her life. Coyote was once again engineered by Randall Dunn (Sunn 0)), Earth, Six Organs of Admittance) in Seattle, Washington, forging a new genre of "goth fusion" which combines elements of early Cure, Faith And The Muse, and Bauhaus with Herbie Hancock's psychedelic album, Sextant, and Scott Walker's recent album, The Drift. The lyrics and story were constructed with deliberate melodrama to pay homage as well to the intended gothic vibe, expressing the protagonist's loneliness and longing to be in a better place, and her journey through her own personal looking-glass through a hallucinatory world of fear and wonder.

The musical objective this time around was to create a piece of music that uses the sonic aesthetic of this specific era of gothic art-rock integrated with a more modern-classical approach to form and architecture. To achieve this, Kayo Dot has put together a new instrumentation, which features trumpet (provided by former Candiria trumpet player Tim Byrnes) and alto saxophone at the lead, backed up by violin, keyboards, piano, organ, bass guitar, percussion, and a pronounced lack of guitar across the album. is album also marks the return of former Kayo Dot member, Terran Olson, whose contributions were heard on the band's 2003 debut, Choirs of the Eye, as well as with Kayo Dot's alter-ego, Maudlin of the Well. The music is also more rhythmically-driven than any previous Kayo Dot work, and being a performance-oriented composition, it was recorded mostly live (similar to 2006's Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue). Coyote also brings back some of the aggression absent from 2008's Blue Lambency Downward.

Tracklist for Coyote
I. Calonyction Girl
II. Whisper Ineffable
III. Abyss Hinge 1: Sleeping Birds Sighing In Roscolux
IV. Abyss Hinge 2: The Shrinking Armature
V. Cartogram Out Of Phase

Kayo Dot Live!

Toby Driver Curates The Stone in New York City
(The Stone is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street in New York City)

2/3 Wednesday (8 pm): Terran Olson – “Nevsky Prospekt”
Terran Olson (piano), David Bodie (drums), Toby Driver (guitar). Multi-instrumentalist known for his work with Kayo Dot, maudlin of the Well, and Autumn Tears premieres a new ensemble and long-form composition based on the story by Nikolai Gogol.

2/6 Saturday (8 pm): Kayo Dot plays Choirs of the Eye
Toby Driver (guitar, vocals) Mia Matsumiya (violin, keyboards) Terran Olson (keyboards, woodwinds) Daniel Means (guitar, woodwinds, bass) David Bodie (percussion) and special guest Greg Massi (guitar). Kayo Dot plays the entirety of their 2003 Tzadik debut, which has made many "Best Albums of the Decade" Lists, with special guest former KD guitarist Greg Massi joining for this performance only!

2/6 Saturday (10 pm): Kayo Dot plays Coyote
Toby Driver (bass, vocals) Mia Matsumiya (violin, guitar) Terran Olson (keyboards, tenor sax) Daniel Means (alto sax) David Bodie (percussion) and special guest Tim Byrnes (trumpet). Kayo Dot plays the entirety of their forthcoming Hydra Head release.

2/7 Sunday (8 pm): Tartar Lamb II
Toby Driver (bass guitar and vocals), Mia Matsumiya (violin and electric violin), Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet), Dan Means (alto sax) plus guests. Modern-classical electroacoustic doom lattices and wall-melting balladry. Questionable tonality. Gradual development, immediate descent into hell.

2/9 Tuesday (8 pm): Jason Byron
Jason Byron (voice). Former lyricist of Kayo Dot and maudlin of the Well Jason Byron, an Initiate of ______, offers a brief talk on modern ceremonial Magick, and will perform a personal ritual, with musical accompaniment. A once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!

2/14 Sunday (8 pm): JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT - A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Toby Driver (bass) Steeve Hurdle (guitar) and many special guests. (Steeve Hurdle of Gorguts fame)

2/21 Sunday (8 pm): Toby Driver and guests - electric guitar duos

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Alternative Press Spotlights Cave In, Junius and Native!

Check out Alternative Press Magazine's and's recent artist spotlights on Cave In, Junius, and Native!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Reviews This Week: Jello Biafra, Harvey Milk, Junius and More!

it's only Tuesday and already there's been a ton of great reviews flooding our inboxes, check some of them out below!

Jello Biafra's "Audacity of Hype"
reviewed on The Quietus

Harvey Milk's debut s/t album
reviewed in The Aquarian

The Bouncing Souls' "Ghosts on The Boardwalk"
reviewed by Alternative Press

Star Fucking Hipsters' "Never Rest in Peace"
reviewed by Punknews

Junius' "Martyrdom"
reviewed by Punknews and Outburn

Droids Attack's "Must Destroy"
reviewed by The Obelisk and

Monday, January 4, 2010 Ask Sargent House Anything

Sargent House set up a a Q &A and Cathy Pellow the head of the Label and Management company is anwering a bunch of good ones. Ask her anything

ESPN, BrooklynVegan, and More Cover The Bouncing Souls "Home for The Holidays" Shows!

Read the reviews from, BrooklynVegan, and NJ Underground!