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State Radio Launches 4th Annual Halloween 5K; Shares New Single, "Take Cover"

State Radio is heading back to Northampton, MA on October 26th and 27th for the Calling All Crows' 4th Annual Northampton Halloween Weekend. As part of the announcement, State Radio shares “Take Cover,” the latest single from their forthcoming studio album, Rabbit Inn Rebellion (Fall 2012).

The weekend starts when Chad Urmston (Dispatch, Chadwick Stokes) takes the stage for a solo acoustic set at The Iron Horse Music Hall and continues the next night with State Radio at Calvin Theater.

The weekend of music wouldn’t be complete without the CAC Northampton Halloween 5K. On October 27th, State Radio fans and Calling All Crows supporters take to the streets of downtown - in costume - for a fun walk/run to support CAC’s new marriage equality campaign. Proceeds from this year’s race will go to support Human Rights. Civil Rights. RIGHT NOW!

For more information, please visit:
http://www.stayclassy.org/northampton/events/northampton-halloween-5k/e18469

Shiny Toy Guns Unveil Short Film Video For Single “Waiting Alone”

 “In what could be one of the most ambitious music videos from an independent band, Shiny Toy Guns‘ Carah Faye and Jeremy Dawson went to great lengths to tell the story of ‘the love runner’ in their new video for ‘Waiting Alone.’” --Jay “Lightning” Tilles, KROQ.com (July 17, 2012)

 Los Angeles’ Shiny Toy Guns newest track “Waiting Alone” marks the return of Carah Faye, the original vocalist who along with band mates Chad Petree (vocals/guitars), Jeremy Dawson (keyboards/bass) and Mikey Martin (drums), propelled Shiny Toy Guns into the spotlight with their first hits “Le Disko” and “You Are The One” from their debut 2006 release We Are Pilots. Now, the band has made available the “Waiting Alone” video, which made its debut yesterday on VEVO. 

Conceptualized by Faye and Dawson and directed by Luke Eberl and Edgar Morais, the 6 minute and 45 second short film titled "#Loverunner" finds a girl (Carah), running cross-country from Los Angeles to New York City in a quest to join the love of her life, overcoming daunting obstacles posed by a mysterious evil figure. During the making of the video, the band covered almost 6,000 miles through 22 states over 24 days, filming at such landmarks as the Grand Canyon, Pike's Peak, the Alamo and the Empire State Building. Shiny Toy Guns’ Chad Petree, who sings lead vocal on the song, is also featured in the piece.

“Waiting Alone” appears on the band’s third album III, due out in October on Five Seven Music. Look for a remix by L.A. Riots to be made available soon.

Keep reading for tour dates...

The Be Good Tanyas Reunite For Live Dates In Support Of 'A Collection (2000-2012),' Out Today

 

"A retrospective as timeless as it is fresh." - eMusic.com

A Collection [is] an extended 16-song retrospective which firmly encapsulates their solid, inimitable, banjo-driven folk-soul.” – FolkAlley.com

Vancouver-based alt/folk trio The Be Good Tanyas have reunited for a special run of live dates in support of their new album, A Collection (2000-2012), out today. The tour dates include appearances at Vancouver’s ShoreFest (Aug 1) and San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival (Aug 10-12), as well as various West Coast headline dates (full tour schedule below). The ladies plan to continue touring through the fall, with dates around the Midwest and East Coast to be announced in the coming weeks.

Listen to A Collection (2000-2012) on SoundCloud:

Keep reading for more information and tour dates...

Dispatch Premieres New Single And Title Track From Forthcoming Album On RollingStone.com

Yesterday, Dispatch premeired their single and title track from their forthcoming album, Circles Around The Sun, on RollingStone.com (HERE). The album, the first in over a decade, will be released on August 21st on the band’s own Bomber Records. Watch the lyric video and listen to the track above. 

Circles Around The Sun is the group’s first studio album in twelve years and was produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National). The album is an eclectic rock and roll record that delivers on the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting, and radiant harmonies that earned the band its diehard fanbase. Available now on the band's web store, a limited quantity of music and merch bundles are available including: deluxe vinyl with a 28 page hardcover book, CDs, apparel, autographed photo prints, and more. For a complete breakdown of the various bundles available, click HERE.

Jay Brannan Finds Love In An Elevator With New Video For "Rob Me Blind;" U.S. Tour Starts July 18 In Boston

"Rob Me Blind is a labor of love that reflects [Jay's] growth as an artist, and his desire to take new chances." – The Huffington Post

“[David] Kahne has harnessed Brannan’s obvious natural talents, and instead of just rolling out another modern folk record, the two have toyed with tempo, clever arrangements and thematic variety to produce an honest, informal and sometimes amusing collection of songs.” – musicOMH (UK)

Just a few weeks before the U.S. leg of his world tour begins, Jay Brannan has unveiled a new video for the title track of his latest album, Rob Me Blind. The video premiered yesterday on AOL’s Spinner.com.

Jay tells Spinner.com, "I'm way too shy to ever approach anyone on the street, on the subway, in an elevator or even at a bar. So it was fun to make a video involving chemistry-at-first-sight, where the characters didn't just end up going home to check the 'missed connections' listings on Craigslist."

Since the release of his sophomore full-length album Rob Me Blind, Jay has been touring the world, from the UK to Germany to Israel to Australia. His 28-date U.S. tour will begin on Wednesday, July 18th in Boston and wrap in his home city of New York on Saturday, August 25th. (Keep reading for full list of U.S. tour dates and more information).

Angus Stone Shares "Wooden Chair" Music Video; Solo Album Out July 17

Angus Stone emerges with a brand new video for single ”Wooden Chair,” from his forthcoming release, Broken Brights (out July 17).

Half dream, half documentary - come and enter Angus' world of burnouts, fireworks, midnight bonfires and general all-round good vibes. From the faraway hills of wild and remote Australia, enjoy this rare glimpse into the artist’s unique world - his piece of paradise on Earth.

“Wooden Chair” is a toe-tapping love tune replete with good old-fashioned handclapping and whistling, whilst title track “Broken Brights” is a return-to-form for Stone — it’s a nostalgic, dreamy tribute to our youth. The deeper you delve into the album, the more you come to expect the unexpected from Angus.

Liam Titcomb To Release Debut Nettwerk Album 'Cicada' On August 7

Listen To A Brief Telling Of The Story Behind "Love Don't Let Me Down" By Titcomb,
Followed By An Acoustic Performance

Toronto-based singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb will release his full-length album Cicada on Nettwerk Records on August 7, 2012. The album's first single, "Love Don't Let Me Down," is available now on iTunes.

Liam released his first album in Canada at the age of 16, and quickly became a presence in his home country, touring alongside established artists like Great Big Sea, Tom Cochrane, David Usher & Colin James. However, Cicada is his proper introduction to the rest of the world.

In 2010, shortly after ending an intense relationship, Titcomb stole away to London for a month-long songwriting retreat. Exploring everything the UK had to offer and forging some incredible friendships in the process, he hit his stride as a writer and began penning the material that would eventually become his latest offering.

"This is a fresh start," he says. "I'm ready to go after the whole globe. There's a little bit of everything on this album. It's bittersweet at times. It's fun at times. This is who I am at the end of the day. There's no persona. I try to be genuine. I make music because I love it."

August 7th, Hadouken! Release "Bad Signal" From Upcoming Full-Length; EP Includes Remixes

Hadouken! - Bad Signal by hadouken

"It's been a long and explorative journey for Hadouken! but tonight's Hottest Record sounds like they have found their natural home. Their position in bass culture is unique, bringing both the live element and credibility in the electronic music field together to create something unique in Bad Signal." - Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1

On August 7th, Hadouken! will release “Bad Signal,” the latest single from their forthcoming studio album. Hadouken! is the band at the forefront of UK Bass, the most dominant and exciting sound happening on the Isles.

Bass is the underground club sound that has swallowed the mainstream, and as such, is the latest great British youth movement. Best known for their massive live shows, Hadouken! joins producers and DJs such as Chase & Status and Nero at the helm of Bass culture. During the last tour, fans were invited to bring their video cameras and record the performance, which the band stitched together to create and share a single live piece.

To check out the 4-minute clip of what their live show looks like, visit: http://youtu.be/YOKFamtqwow

Radical Face Premieres New Video For "We're On Our Way"

Radical Face, aka Ben Cooper, has premiered a new video for the song “We’re On Our Way” via FILTERMagazine.com. “This video came about a little differently than most that I do. “ Ben explains. “My friends and I like to do themed, ridiculous parties a couple times a year. This one was prompted by my brother, and the concept evolved from "we should have a food fight" to "we should dress as lords and ladies, stay in character for an entire day, and go do games around the city ... and then have a food fight." Dubbed the "Fancy Feast," Ben’s friend Michael Walter came out to shoot the day. Afterwards, Ben cut the footage into the highly entertaining video you see here.

“We’re On Our Way” was released on the deluxe edition of Radical Face’s sophomore album, The Family Tree: The Roots, in October of last year. The track is currently featured in the trailer for the film, “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”, which premiered during the MTV Movie Awards. Not unfamiliar territory for Cooper, who has also had music featured in the film, “The Descendants” and “Salmon Fishing in Yemen”. Listening to The Family Tree, it is easy to understand why, with its lush instrumentation and Cooper’s inviting vocals. Cooper comes from a big family in Jacksonville, FL and still records in the toolshed of his mother’s house, a short drive from where he lives. That environment, with its comfort and intimacy comes through in every song.

Radical Face appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly last November. You check out the interview and performance here.

Hadouken! Premieres "Bad Signal" On BBC Radio 1!

Hadouken! - Bad Signal by hadouken

"It's been a long and explorative journey for Hadouken! but tonight's Hottest Record sounds like they have found their natural home. Their position in bass culture is unique, bringing both the live element and credibility in the electronic music field together to create something unique." - Zane Lowe/BBC Radio 1

Today, Hadouken! premieres their latest single, “Bad Signal” on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World! Hadouken! sat down with Zane to discuss the album; joining a pantheon of musicians recently interviewed, such as Muse, Eminem, Mark Hoppus, The Prodigy and more.

Already trending at #3, “Bad Signal” is the follow up track from the upcoming studio album, the first full-length release since 2010’s For The Masses. Previously, Hadouken! offered lead track, “Parasite,” as a free download on their site: www.hadouken.com/parasite. In the space of a month, “Parasite” has received over 60,000 downloads and the official video racked up 150,000 hits and growing.

Set for a series of summer festival dates throughout the UK and Europe (see below), stay tuned for more information on a stateside tour.

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