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In the mood for some Casio courtesy of Stars?

Stars have announced their fall North American tour in support of their sixth full-length album, The North, which will be released on September 4 via ATO Records.Very exciting news indeed and it is further exciting to know they will be touring for part of that time with another loved band Metric.

Fans who purchase tickets for any of the US headlining shows will receive a digital copy of the album on release day and an instant download of “The Theory of Relativity”. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13 and can be purchased on www.youarestars.com.

The North was recorded in Montreal’s historic RCA Victor Studios and was produced by Stars, Graham Lessard and Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire). Stars shared the first album track “The Theory of Relativity” last month and you can stream it here.

Upcoming North American Tour Dates

9/20 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

9/21 – Boston, MA – Paradise

9/22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

9/23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

9/25 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater

9/26 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

9/27 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre

9/28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

9/29 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge

10/2 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall

10/3 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre

10/4 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre

10/5 – St. Louis, MO – Plush

10/6 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note

10/9 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck

10/10 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

10/11 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room

10/12 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs

10/13 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre

10/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits *

10/17 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

10/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theater

10/19 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre

10/20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

11/7 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre

11/8 – Seattle, WA – Showbox

11/9 – Victoria, BC – Save on Centre # *

11/10 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena # *

11/12 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place # *

11/14 – Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral # *

11/15 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place # *

11/17 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre # *

11/19 – London, ON – John Labatt Centre # *

11/23 – Kingston, ON – K-Rock Centre # *

11/24 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre # *

* – ticket does not include album download

# – with Metric

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Everest preparing new album release and beginning a tour with Neil Young

Filled with lush guitar riffs and rich harmonies, Everest have unleashed a new track “Raking Me Over The Coals,” from their upcoming album Ownerless (out June 26th on ATO Records).

“Raking Me Over The Coals” is the result of a collaboration between singer Russell Pollard and Gary Louris. “ Gary came over with his guitar and we set up a little writing workshop in my living room” Pollard explains. “It was January of 2011 in Los Angeles and it was cold, overcast, and Gary and I just so happened to be in a similar head space. Raking Me Over The Coals reflects how we were feeling that day. Questioning, heartbroken and battling the daily drag in order to ultimately, keep ourselves together and to keep going.”

Everest has also just unveiled a month long tour with Neil Young this fall. Back in 2010, the band was hand-selected by Young to accompany him on tour. This November, Everest will share the stage again with Neil, kicking off the tour in Seattle’s Key Arena. Joining Neil Young and Everest on tour for select dates are Los Lobos and Patti Smith.

Download & Listen:

Everest – “Raking Me Over The Coals” [mp3]

Everest Tour Dates

# = Alberta Cross

* = Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Los Lobos

^ = Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Patti Smith

06/25: New York, NY @ Private Album Release Show

06/26: Washington, DC @ Living Social

06/29: Annapolis, MD @ The ‘RNR Rockin’ River Cruise

07/05: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

07/06: Columbus, OH @ The Basement #

07/07: Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot, Pike Room #

07/09: Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall #

07/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas #

07/12: Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel #

07/14: Cincinatti, OH @ Sawyer Point Park, Banbury Music Festival #

07/16: Nashville, TN – The High Watt #

07/17: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway #

07/19: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #

07/22: San Diego, CA @ Casbah #

07/24: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #

07/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #

07/27: Portland, OR @ Peter’s Room #

07/28: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #

07/29: Vancouver, CAN @ TBD #

11/10: Seattle, WA @ Key Arena *

11/11: Vancouver, CAN @ Rogers Arena *

11/13: Calgary, CAN @ Scotiabank Saddledome *

11/14: Saskatoon, CAN @ Credit Union Centre *

11/16: Winnipeg, CAN @ MTS Centre *

11/19: Toronto, CAN @ Air Canada Centre *

11/20: Toronto, CAN @ Air Canada Centre

11/23: Montreal, CAN @ Bell Centre ^

11/24: Ottawa, CAN @ Scotiabank Place ^

11/26: Boston, MA @ TD Garden ^

11/27: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^

11/29: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center ^

11/30: Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center ^

12/2: Bridgeport, CT @ Webster Bank Arena

12/3: Brooklyn, NY @ Barclay Center/Prudential Center

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Area 52: Rodrigo y Gabriela’s first recorded collaboration

“Juan Loco” is a compelling and powerful representation of the unique hybrid of metal, latin and jazz that is the unmistakable signature of Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero. For Area 52, the duo took their sound a step further into the unknown — “Juan Loco” now boasts a 13-piece Cuban Orchestra and brilliant bass by Carles Benavent, who has played with the likes of Paco De Lucia, Chick Corea and Miles Davis.

About the track, Rodrigo says, “For ‘Juan Loco,’ we decided to get Carles Benavent to play the bass as well as he did on 11:11 because it felt like he could just change the rhythm in terms of the bass line, in terms of making it a little bit less latin and more kind of his way – you know, which could be jazzy, could be more flamenco based style or whatever. And it goes well with the guitars because it’s a very hyper-active track in terms of playability and he suits perfectly for these kinds of tracks.”

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Juan Loco (feat. CUBA) by ATO Records

Area 52 was produced by the legendary Peter Asher and will come out on January 24, 2012. The record contains nine of Rod and Gab’s favorite songs from their own catalogue re-arranged and re-configured for a 13-piece Cuban orchestra comprised of some of Havana‘s finest young players, collectively known as C.U.B.A. It’s Rodrigo y Gabriela’s first recorded collaboration with another group of musicians.

The band will be touring throughout 2012.

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My Morning Jacket’s Title Track from New Album ‘Circuital’

Nearly three years since their last release, My Morning Jacket are now on the cusp of releasing the eagerly awaited new album, Circuital (ATO Records, May 31st). The band has been gearing it all up by releasing songs from each of their five Terminal 5 shows this past October. Today, My Morning Jacket are giving us a taste of the new album by sharing the title track and revealing it’s enigmatic cover art.

Right now fans can head to My Morning Jacket’s website to buy pre-orders of the album, and a beautiful limited edition deluxe package that includes an exclusive 30 minute documentary dvd, high quality lithograph portrait taken by Danny Clinch and many other goodies. Ten deluxe versions will come with a ‘Golden Ticket” entitling the bearer to receive an original signed print by the band and Clinch.

Like the album as a whole, “Circuital” was laid down almost entirely live as the honest spirit and human spontaneity are felt throughout the listening experience. The song Circuital, while a seven minute epic, is but a taste of what to expect – the collection of songs is truly eclectic and entrancing from beginning to end.

My Morning Jacket Tour Dates:

04/17: Lexington, KY @ Memorial Coliseum
05/20: Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
06/02-06/05: Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
06/05: Hunter, NY @ Mountain Jam
06/09-06/12: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
06/17: Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
06/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre
06/24: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
06/26: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
06/28: Portland, OR @ Edgefield
06/29: Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum
06/30-07/03: Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
07/11: Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
07/12: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
07/16: Southwold @ Latitude Festival
07/17: London @ Somerset House
08/04: Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Summer tour for Rodrigo y Gabriela

ATO Records is excited to announce
Rodrigo y Gabriela’s upcoming US Tour Dates and new music video for the single “Hanuman” from their recent release 11:11. This summer Rodrigo y Gabriela headline remarkable venues including the Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver/Boulder, CO, and Greek Theater’s in LA and Berkeley, cementing them as one of the top touring acts in the nation.

It has been an amazing year for the duo as they have reached new heights and audiences across the United States and even within the White House. On May 19th Rodrigo y Gabriela shared the stage with Beyonce as the musical guests for The President’s State Dinner with Mexico.

In 2010 they have played “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Lopez Tonight”, “The Today Show”, and “Tavis Smiley”. In April they reached another milestone with a Sold Out performance at historic Radio City Music Hall where they were joined on stage by many musicians including their heroes Robert Trujillo of Metallica and Alex Skolnick of Testament/The Alex Skolnick Trio. To date Rodrigo y Gabriela have sold over 1,000,000 albums world wide. They look forward to playing for fans in the United States this August and September.

Upcoming US Tour Dates:

AUGUST
13 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater
14 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
16 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s
18 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
20 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
21 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
24 – Vienna, VA – Filene Center at Wolf Trap
26 – Boston, MA – Opera House
28 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival
30 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Concert Pavilion
31 – Knoxville, TN – UT Knoxville

SEPTEMBER
02 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
03 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre