Monday, May 18, 2009

Math The Band kick out the feel good jamz of the Summer of 2009!

Math The Band kick out the feel good jamz of the Summer of 2009!

New single “Why Didn’t You Get A Haircut” available now. New album Don’t Worry out next month.

Nationwide tour kicks off this weekend!

“If they continue to emit this abundance of noise and raw energy, they’ll doom themselves to a career plagued with reviews describing them as ‘hyper-kinetic,’ ‘frenetic,’ ‘manic,’ and other words that end with the letter ‘c.’ Unless they undergo an ill-advised radical change in direction, their velocious electroklash will keep getting likened to ‘what Rainbow Brite and her friends would sound like if they developed a meth habit and started a band.” – The Boston Phoenix

Check out the feel good jam of the Summer, “Why Didn’t You Get A HaircutHERE, and head over to XLR8R to see what the kids are saying about it.

Math The Band is boyfriend/girlfriend duo Kevin Steinhauser and Justine Mainville, a pair that carries themselves with a reckless abandon that has scored them a total of seven broken bones and nine staples to the forehead during their short career. The band’s performances are actually so high intensity that guitarist/vocalist Kevin has been known to lose his lunch offstage and on.

These wild antics are not just the result of giving back the intense love of the fans that attend Math The Band shows (to the tune of over half a million MySpace spins), but also an homage to the awesome commitment of the heroes that Math The Band has shared numerous stages with such as: Andrew WK, Matt and Kim, Adam Goren of Atom and His Package, Polysics, and Japanther.

Diehard fans often drive from up to six hours away to see Math The Band play anywhere from large concert halls, to high school cafeterias, to sweaty, packed basements. Deriving their sonic mantra from the childhood naivety that beckons in Wang Chung’s “Everybody Have Fun Tonight,” Math The Band’s sound can be best described as a hard and furious mixture of screeching 8-bit sequenced keyboard lines, driving Casio drums and throat-shedding yelping amid a super high energy laced melodicism unmatched by any musical pair you have ever heard before.

Everything in your life so far adds up to Math The Band. See them on tour this summer!

Artist: Math The Band
Title: Don’t Worry
Label: Slanty Shanty Records
Release Date: June 16th, 2009

01. Hangout/Hangten
02. Why Didn’t You Get A Haircut (MP3)
03. Introducing the Magic Eye
04. The Adventures of Brian Townsend
05. Tour de Friends
06. Bigfoot
07. Cardboard Room
08. Almost!
09. It’s gona be AWESOME

Math The Band Live:
05/22 Waterbury, CT @ Tommy J's
05/23 Greenwood, DE @ Greenwoodstock 2009
05/24 Phoenixville, PA @ Creep Industries
05/26 Providence, RI @ AS220
05/27 Cambridge, MA @ The Lilypad
05/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Danger Danger Gallery
05/29 Baltimore, MD @ Hexagon
05/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ C-Rock Live
05/31 Athens, OH @ Brown Town
06/01 Columbus, OH @ TBA
06/02 Fort Wayne, IN @ TPDR
06/03 Bloomington, IN @ 16th Chapel
06/04 Iowa City, IA @ Public Space 1
06/07 Minot, ND @ Pangea House
06/08 Missoula, MT @ TBA
06/09 Seattle, WA @ New Crompton
06/10 Olympia, WA @ The Northern
06/11 Portland, OR @ TBA
06/12 Santa Cruz, CA @ RCN4V
06/13 Santa Barbara, CA @ Biko Garage!
06/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
06/15 Pheonix, AZ @ The Trunk Space
06/16 Tuscon, AZ @ Dry River Collective
06/17 El Paso, TX @ The Rock House
06/18 Austin, TX @ Club 1808
06/21 Birmingham, AL @ Greencup Books
06/22 Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root Community Center

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Jeniferever’s video for “Green Meadow Island” will haunt you; New single “Lives Apart” will break your damn heart.

Jeniferever’s new album Spring Tides is out now on Monotreme Records. “Four Stars.” – Uncut (UK)

“With a sound that gels ambient indie rock, shoegazer, and post-rock, lyrics about nostalgia, loss and hope and an undeniably epic quality, this quintet really is something special.” – Big Cheese (UK)

Jeniferever is straight out of Upsala, Sweden with a double whammy for your weekend. The band’s NMESingle of The Week” called “Green Meadow Island,” (MP3) now has an accompanying VIDEO and it’s even more fantastic than the song. Watch “Green Meadow Island” in Hi-Def right HERE. See office workers run for their lives while Jeniferever performs the tune in a forest, in a confetti rainstorm and inside your mind!

Doing themselves one better, Jeniferever has now made the latest single from Spring Tides available for promo. “Lives Apart” (MP3) will eat away at that pumping muscle inside your chest. If you’ve ever experienced heartbreak, get ready to be reminded of it. The Cure recently took Jeniferever label mates 65daysofstatic on tour. Once Robert hears this song, Jeniferever will be next.

The new Jeniferever album Spring Tides is on your desk and/or in your inbox now. Don’t have it? Just ask. Once you hear it, you’ll find that Spring Tides is as heartfelt and beautiful an album as you are likely to hear all year. It’s also pleasant to say the band’s name. Say it. Jeniferever. See?

Artist: Jeniferever
Title: Spring Tides
Label: Monotreme Records

01. Green Meadow Island (MP3) (VIDEO)
02. Concrete and Glass
03. Ox-Eye
04. St. Gallen
05. Nangijala
06. Sparrow Hills
07. Lives Apart (MP3)
08. The Hourglass
09. Ring Out The Grief
10. Spring Tides

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Jason Death Cab’s Two Sticks studio turns out one of the best pop records of the year. Ladies and gentlemen – this is Alligators.

Recalls Radiohead, The Beach Boys and The Zombies. Warning: these songs to be in your head from now until forever.

When you think about Kitsap County, Washington and “the other side of Puget sound” (and you MUST think about that a lot!), not much comes to mind but small towns and the naval shipyard. But now, you’ll think of Alligators. This Northwest-based band has recently taken its locally released album Piggy & Cups national, and thank goodness for that. The record is one song after another of expertly played and performed pop songs, written with class and sensitivity.

Check out the ever-awesome tune “Where Does It Hide?” HERE and the “unofficial” video HERE. Fall in further love with Alligators via THIS brief documentary and see below for more MP3s.

Frankly, Piggy & Cups is one of the best pop records to be released this year. It was recorded at Jason McGerr’s (Death Cab For Cutie) Two Sticks Audio in Seattle and in the comfort of Alligators’ own home. And now it can reside in the comfort of yours. Calling themselves Alligators, these five charming gentlemen have already hit it big with their name. Like the animals, these Alligators are large reptiles that have a peculiar mystique surrounding their existence.

Truth be told, Alligators didn’t just stumble upon such fine song craft. All the members, hailing from the greater Bremerton area of Washington state, have had long careers in the local music scene and all played in some of the area’s most widely known and accomplished bands like Rocketstar Recordings band Time To Fly, Map of June, and Arper. Talent is not in question; most of these guys have been professionally trained in music and they all convey their knowledge of songwriting in each piece they compose. With the apathetic and bland music that plagues radio stations and music venues today, it’s only a matter of time before Alligators’ brand of thought-out and innovative music breaks free to reach listeners everywhere.

Alligators take influence from many of the greats and hints of Radiohead, The Beach Boys, and The Zombies can be heard in their songs. While they don’t stick with one narrow style of music, their sound can be described as very creative, high-energy, precise pop laced with beautiful harmonies and clever arrangements. Each element of the band is interesting; from the tight pulses that the bass and drums provide, to the guitar-synthesizer relationship during the always-stylish vocal melodies. Simply put – it’s hard to deny just how wonderful this band really is.

Get hip to Alligators now and if you are on the west coast, look our for the band on tour this summer!

Alligators Live:
05/15 Bellingham, WA @ Boundary Bay
05/26 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
05/30 Seattle, WA @ The Comet

Artist: Alligators
Title: Piggy & Cups
Label: Applehouse Records

01. Where Does It Hide? (MP3 VIDEO)
02. Mama Stop
03. Original Fear
04. If You Want To (MP3)
05. Why Aren’t You Weeping?
06. Conqueror (MP3)
07. Be The Only One
08. Snow Children
09. Three Fort Night
10. Way I
11. Magic Woman

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Monday, May 4, 2009

The Lovetones continue US tour in support of latest album of radiant, ethereal psychedelia.

The Lovetones continue US tour in support of latest album of radiant, ethereal psychedelia. Grab two additional MP3s from Dimensions now.

“...glorious psychedelic-pop wave… A trip from start to finish” – Rolling Stone

Matthew Tow
has been a member of the legendary Brian Jonestown Massacre since 2003, all the while carrying on with his own band The Lovetones. Now, Tow is touring the states behind the latest Lovetones album Dimensions out now on Planting Seeds Records. See below for tour dates and grab three tracks from the record below as well.

The Lovetones released their debut album, Be What You Want in 2002 through Bomp! Records, creating a palpable buzz amongst critics from the likes of Creem and Rolling Stone magazine. The latter hailed mainman Matthew J Tow’s songwriting worthy of Ray Davies, Bowie, Lennon and McCartney: a bold statement, yet in his case, completely justified.

After enjoying the critical success of Be What You Want, touring Australia extensively and even supporting Morrissey during his first ever solo Australian tour, Tow joined The Brian Jonestown Massacre in 2003 and contributed two brilliant tracks to their sonic mastery, ...And This Is Our Music. Tow’s opening track “Starcleaner” later also appeared on the The Brian Jonestown Massacre retrospective Tepid Peppermint Wonderland. In the same year, UK based Fire Records invited The Lovetones to contribute to the James Joyce Chamber Music project alongside Mercury Rev, Sonic Youth and REM’s Peter Buck. 2004 saw the release of the Stars EP, coinciding with The Lovetones supporting The Brian Jonestown Massacre on their infamous and now legendary tour of Australia.

The second album Meditations was released through New York’s Tee Pee Records in late 2005, revealing a stunning development in Tow’s songwriting and providing a soundscape of radiant pop, ethereal psychedelia and truly remarkable vocal melodies that arched for the stars. Soulful and sincere, Meditations nodded gently and respectfully to the pop masters of the sixties whilst never lacking in original vision.

Returning from triumphant shows in the US in late 2005 and also at SXSW 2006, The Lovetones toured to support Meditations’ Australian release in May 2006. June 2006 saw The Lovetones complete a crazed European tour across 12 countries with The Brian Jonestown Massacre in support of Meditations’ release there through Tee Pee/Cargo Records, culminating in a rave album review in respected UK magazine Uncut.

The Lovetones also managed to record their third album Axiom during 2006 with fervent sessions split between Figment Studios in Hollywood and the Sydney Opera House Recording Studio. More extensive touring in the US and Australia followed.

Released in Australia in November 2008 and now available stateside, Dimensions is The Lovetones’ fourth studio album and the latest chapter in the indie psychedelic pop legacy of frontman Matthew Tow, who remains one of Australia’s most underrated songwriters. The album was recorded in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, mixed in Los Angeles by Rob Campanella (Brian Jonestown Massacre, Quarter After, Black Angels) and mastered by William Bowden (one of Australia’s finest mastering engineers).

The Lovetones Live:
05/05 Philadelphia, PA @ The M Room
05/07 Sacramento, CA @ The Old Ironsides
05/09 Seattle, WA @ The Comet
05/10 Portland, OR @ The East End
05/12 San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock Tavern
05/13 Fresno, CA @ Audie's Olympic
05/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
05/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Redwood Bar

Artist: The Lovetones
Title: Dimensions
Label: Planting Seeds Records

01. Moonlit Suite (Her Room)
02. Journeyman (MP3 | LIVE)
03. Two of A Kind
04. Look At The Waves
05. Memory Lane
06. A New Low In Getting High (MP3)
07. Love and Redemption (MP3 | LIVE)
08. There Is No Sound
09. Song To Humanity
10. When It Comes
11. Journeyman (Anton Newcombe Remix)

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The Lovetones In The Press:
“...heart-tugging piece of pop bliss...a grandiose crescendo of Bowie-esque proportions.... ‘60s psychedelia...” – Harp

“...a pleasant listening experience... electric and acoustic guitar and keyboard textures recall early Pink Floyd on ‘Genius’...” – All Music Guide

“...pastoral moments of The Pretty Things’ SF Sorrow...recalls The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.” – Uncut

“...a glorious psychedelic-pop wave...every bit as wondrous as not just their contemporaries but their shoe-gazing heroes. A trip from start to finish” – Rolling Stone

“...beautiful songs with infectious hooks, gorgeous melodies... an album of classics Beatles and Bowie fans will adore.” – Daily Telegraph (UK)

“ of the best pop albums I’ve ever heard...a smooth rocking groove and some heartfelt lyrics... cross-culturally groovy...strongly crafted pop songs...” – Creem (UK)

“...the perfect pop synthesis of Beatles-influenced psychedelic melodies and modern grooves... a penchant for soulful lyrics and romantic tunes... a full prism of colors and moods enroute. Recommended.” – Sentimentalist

“...filled with the kind of textural, psychedelic-tinged sounds... recall Squeeze with its octave-separated vocal catchy as pop music gets...Good stuff, this!” – Shindig

“...catchy Britpop tunes, many steeped in 1960’s psychedelica, it tastes good.” – The Weekend Australian

“...a sensational pop record, a beautiful collection of concise, powerful songs.” – Impress

“...a rich collage of dynamic rock, heady harmonies and snarling sixties soul, and another interesting piece in the evolving jig-saw that is Matthew J Tow.” – Filmink