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News from 10/2011

FRI, OCT 21, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Niki & The Dove

Sweden’s Niki & The Dove released their digital-only EP The Drummer this week and in celebration of this celebratory event, we’re offering up their title track along with a special limited Blood Diamonds remix of “The Drummer” as well. Listen and grab a download of both tracks in exchange for your email address via the widget posted above here.

Niki & The Dove explain The Drummer
The Drummer tells a story about a wrestle at night, in a no mans land, where everything is uncertain. It’s about the inevitable question of if you’re choosing the right direction in your life or not.”

The Drummer EP Track Listing:
Sundog
The Drummer
Last Night
Mother Protect
The Breath of the World
Manon
The Birth of the Sun

Tour Dates:
Oct 02 Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, United Kingdom
Oct 03 Thekla Social, Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 04 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Oct 05 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 07 02 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Oct 08 Club Academy, Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 09 02 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Oct 10 King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 11 Cockpit, Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 13 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom
Oct 14 Oxford Academy, Oxford, United Kingdom
Oct 15 Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Oct 17 Concorde 2, Brighton, United Kingdom
Oct 18 Koko, London, United Kingdom


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

FRI, OCT 14, 2011 at 4:28 AM

Guess what!

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Dum Dum Girls are headlining the Sub Pop/Hardly Art 2011 CMJ Showcase this coming Thursday, Oct 20 at The Mercury Lounge in New York City.

Tickets for the show are SOLD OUT but badge holders should have no problem getting in as long as you show up EARLY.

See below for set times for Lame Fest II Eclectic Boogaloo

Dum Dum Girls – 1am
J Mascis – 12am
Still Corners – 11pm
Memoryhouse – 10pm
Jacuzzi Boys – 9pm
Gem Club – 8pm
XRay Eyeballs – 7pm

Doors – 6:30pm

“‘Only in Dreams,’ the second Dum Dum Girls album, seethes with a beautiful, raging confidence, louder and fuller than anything they’ve done before, and better than the onetime peers they’re leaving behind. These lush and reverb-thick songs are ambitious and pointed about subjects that often drag: leaving, wasting away, aching.” – New York Times (Only in Dreams album review, 2011)

Other shows our bands are playing at CMJ:

Wednesday – October 19th

Still Corners
Under the Radar party
Public Assembly (front room)
70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
TIME: 4:10 – 4:40 PM

Still Corners
Apple Store
401 W 14th Street, New York City, NY 10014
TIME: 8:20

Still Corners
The FIXED CMJ Freakout!
Public Assembly (front room)
70 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
TIME: TBA

Thursday – October 20th

Dum Dum Girls
KEXP Live @ Ace Hotel
20 W. 29th Street
New York City, NY 10001
http://www.acehotel.com/newyork/contact
TIME: 2:30 PM

Memoryhouse DJ Set
CJLO hosted Medium Rotation CMJ Mixer
Solas
232 E 9th Street
New York, NY
TIME: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Dum Dum Girls
Above Allen @ Thompson LES
Thompson LES
190 Allen Street
TIME: 7 PM

Friday – October 21st

Memoryhouse
6DB Unofficial CMJ Showcase
The Studio at Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
TIME: 1:05-1:35pm

Dum Dum Girls
Bowery/Ground Control CMJ Showcase
Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002
TIME: 11 PM

Memoryhouse
Yours Truly CMJ Showcase
Glasslands
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
TIME: 11 PM

Saturday – October 22nd

Memoryhouse
AAM Showcase
The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
TIME: 3:15-3:45


Posted by Bekah Zietz

TUE, OCT 25, 2011 at 5:45 AM

Low on 120 Minutes: tonight

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This month’s new episode of 120 Minutes airs tonight, Wed., Oct 26th, on MTV2. And what makes this interesting to us and also, we hope, to you is that this episode will feature both an interview with and a music video by the very great band Low!

We have suspicions that the music video will be the one for the song “Especially Me” from Low’s 2011 full-on full-length album release C’mon. What’s in that interview is really anyone’s guess.

“120 Minutes”: with Low airs tonight (verrrry early in the morning on Wed., Oct. 26th, aka late at night on Tuesday, Oct. 25th) on MTV2 at 3 am ET/12 am PT.


Posted by Chris Jacobs

WED, OCT 26, 2011 at 7:49 AM

THE TWILIGHT SINGERS TO RELEASE FIRST EVER LIVE ALBUM

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As countless can attest, a live Twilight Singers show is truly an epic experience. For the first time ever, there will now be recorded proof. The Twilight Singers will release their first ever live album Live in New York on November 15th.

Recorded at Webster Hall in New York City this past May, the show was easily one of the highlights from the band’s world tour in support of their latest release Dynamite Steps. Live in New York features 21 songs from the band’s entire career including: “Teenage Wristband,” “I’m Ready,” “Annie Mae,” “On the Corner,” and many others.

Live in New York will be released digitally worldwide. However, a limited-edition, deluxe double-CD is available directly through the band’s website.

This deluxe edition will feature the entire unedited New York performance and will only be available for purchase prior to November 15th. This CD will not be available in stores. Fans who purchase the deluxe CD edition will immediately receive the track “Teenage Wristband” via email and will also receive the full album digitally on the street date.


Posted by megan jasper

MON, OCT 10, 2011 at 4:08 AM

Spoek Mathambo’s Put Some Red on It EP

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Because it’s really pretty rare that we put out digital-only releases (though, in the near term, with the Oct. 18 release of The Drummer EP by Niki and the Dove, this will be substantially less unusual…), please note that…

On September 27th, we put out our first release from South Africa’s Spoek Mathambo. Produced by Spoek in collaboration with Copenhagen-based future-bass artist Chllngr, Put Some Red on It is a 6-song digital-only EP featuring two tracks (“Put Some Red on It” and “Dog to Bone”) that will also appear in some form on Spoek’s as-yet-unscheduled 2012 debut full-length, plus remixes of those tracks and a brief intro piece. We’re just ridiculously excited about the music Spoek’s making and this EP provides a glimpse at a album we hope you’ll soon look forward to as much as we do.

Right now, in exchange for signing up for Spoek’s email list, you can get an mp3 of the title track from this EP right here.

You can buy the Put Some Red on It EP from us here.

Put Some Red on It is also available from the iTunes store and from Amazon’s digital music store.


Posted by Chris Jacobs