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Listen to the new single fro Silversun Pickups and find out about their upcoming tour

“Bloody Mary” is another instant classic in the roll out of singles we have heard recently from Silversun Pickups. It is a leading track in modern rock right now on air. Other exciting news regarding SSPU comes from Dangerbird Records.

Dangerbird Records is excited to announce that Silversun Pickups will be heading on a fall headlining tour in support of their latest record Neck of the Woods. After several festival dates, the band will tour from the Malkin Bowl in Vancouver on September 4th to the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on September 21st. Throughout the tour, they will be supported by School of Seven Bells and Atlas Genius.

The new album, Neck of the Woods, debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, with nearly 41,000 units sold. This marks the highest chart position in the band’s career. The lead single “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)” is currently #9 with a bullet on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and is top 10 on both the BDS and Mediabase charts. Neck of the Woods was produced by the Grammy Award-winning Jacknife Lee (U2, Weezer, REM, Snow Patrol).

Rolling Stone gave Neck of the Woods three and a half out of five stars, while USA Today gave the album three out of four stars, calling it “sharp,” and noting its “shades of electronica” and “muscular riffs.” Paste heralded the band’s third studio record as “the best mainstream rock album of the year.” The Los Angeles Times likewise praised Neck of the Woods, awarding it three out of four stars, noting “its allusions all nod to the best stuff from a time when rock acts could be experimental, heavy and platinum-selling at once.” People gave the album four out of four stars, remarking “Silversun’s latest sparkles.”

Lead singer/guitarist Brian Aubert told Spin magazine that the songs sound “like a horror movie.” He continued, “[2009’s] Swoon was more about what I was feeling at that particular time, whereas with this one, I wanted to see what built me. It was learning why I am the way I am.” When discussing the sound of Neck of the Woods, Aubert told Spin that drummer Christopher Guanlao steals the show. “We really wanted to play with drums as textures. We played around with drums coming in here and there and building atmosphere, which guitars usually do.” But he went on to joke, “I’m not going to let the others have all the fun. It’s still a rock record. We wanted to have moments of explosions like we’ve done in the past, but we didn’t want them to carry the whole song. There’s something a little bit psychotic sounding that we really like and we didn’t want to fill it entirely with big guitars.”

Silversun Pickups Tour Dates:

8/8 – Berkley Riverfront Park – Kansas City, MO

9/1 – Xfest – Calgary, AB

9/2 – Sonic Boom – Edmonton, AB

9/4 – Malkin Bowl – Vancouver, BC %

9/6 – Marymoor Amphitheater – Redmond, WA %

9/7 – Cuthbert Amphitheater – Eugene, OR %

9/9 – Pioneer Courthouse Square – Portland, OR %

9/10 – Mondavi Center – Davis, CA %

9/12 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA %

9/13 – Santa Monica Civic Auditorium – Santa Monica, CA %

9/16 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO ^

9/17 – Sumtur Amphitheatre – Papilion, NE %

9/18 – Hoyt Sherman Place – Des Moines, IA %

9/20 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN %

9/21 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL %

10/26-28 – Voodoo Music Experience – New Orleans, LA

% – w/ School of Seven Bells, Atlas Genius

^ – w/ 3OH!3, The Hives, The Wombats

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Minus The Bear Announces U.S. Tour and Album Pre-Sale

Minus the Bear have announced they will embark on an coast-to-coast tour of the U.S. this fall, in support of their highly anticipated studio album, Infinity Overhead, due August 28 on Dangerbird Records. The extensive 45-date tour will kick off on September 10 in Boise, hit NYC on September 29, Los Angeles on November 9 and culminate with a hometown finale on November 17 in Seattle. The band will also play Riot Fest in Chicago and Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest along the way. Veteran rockers Cursive will be main support for the entire tour with instrumental post-rock band Caspian opening the first leg and female-fronted indie rockers Girl In A Coma taking over duties for the second leg. All shows are on sale now and fans who purchase a ticket through the band’s site MinusTheBear.com will be sent a free download of a four-song tour EP highlighting all the artists on the tour. The EP features Minus the Bear’s new track, “Lonely Gun,” which RollingStone.com exclaimed “packs a punch with charging, acrobatic-sounding guitars woven through a pop-friendly chorus,” when they premiered it last month.

Minus the Bear’s fifth full-length, Infinity Overhead, produced by longtime producer and founding member Matt Bayles, is now available for pre-order. Fans who purchase the album in advance at MinusTheBear.com will receive a free instant download of album track “Diamond Lightning,” the song featured in the album teaser and in-studio videos. The band is offering a variety of pre-sale packages ranging from the deluxe to a simple digital download. The “Ultimate Book,” which is limited to 1,000 copies, will include a 16-page hardcover book containing 180-gram black vinyl, CD, turntable slipmat, an autographed lithograph as well as an exclusive t-shirt, 24-bit lossless vinyl rip and a digital download of the album (Apple Lossless, FLAC or 320k MP3 format). 10 lucky fans will each receive the one-of-a-kind handwritten lyric pages to each of the 10 songs on the record autographed by singer/guitarist Jake Snider. The “Vinyl & T-shirt” package will include 180-gram clear vinyl, exclusive t-shirt of fan’s choice, turntable slipmat and a 320k MP3 digital download.

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Santa Stole My Lady 7″/download

On this black Friday please take some time out and visit our holiday single page for “Santa Stole My Lady” which is now available as a limited edition 7″ and download.

Fitz (Lead Vocals), Noelle Scaggs (Co-Vocals), James King( Saxophone & Flute), Joseph Karnes (Bass), John Wicks (Drums), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards)

Since their first show at Hollywood’s Hotel Café in December 2008, Fitz and co. have toured with Maroon 5, played to thousands at Colorado’s world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, shared the stage New Year’s Eve with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and performed on KCRW’s esteemed show, Morning Becomes Eclectic, all this on the strength of their stellar five-song EP, Songs for a Breakup, Vol. 1.

“Sometimes, the Music Gods just give it to you,” Fitz says.

Minus the Bear, Add the Tour

Minus the Bear will join host Jason Bentley on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic this morning at 11:15am PST. Tune in to 89.9FM in Los Angeles, or listen live at kcrw.com!

Seattle-based quintet Minus the Bear is proud to announce the addition of four weeks worth of tour dates on their already successful North American headlining tour. Currently on the west coast with upcoming shows at The Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles and a performance at this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival, the band is on the road in support of their new album OMNI, which debuted in the Top 50 of the Billboard Top 200. The new set of dates begin June 25th in Victoria, BC and include a performance at this year’s Lollapalooza. Released May 4th on Dangerbird Records, Alternative Press calls OMNI “An immaculate vacuum of dark-yet-catchy ’80s prog and new wave” and “the perfect album to launch [MTB] into another dimension entirely.”

With deep bass lines, provocative lyrics and use of the Japanese Omnichord synthesizer, MY TIME, is a rush of pure electro-pop lust, revealing new layers in the band’s songwriting and inimitable musical style.

Boldly experimental yet instantly accessible, OMNI is Minus the Bear’s most provocative and potent work to date. Paste Magazine raves, “OMNI is a record to rupture speakers. Dave Knudson’s noodling has evolved into heavier, tighter riffing, allowing his Bear bandmates to flex; the result is the group’s most explosive record.” AOL Spinner goes on to say “each tune on OMNI, though tighter and more focused, will spin heads and warp minds” while The Austin American Statesman raves “OMNI showcases a band expanding its musical palette … stepping far beyond genre constrictions.”

“Alive As You Are” album set for summer release

Los Angeles based quintet, Darker My Love are proud to announce the release of their new album, ALIVE AS YOU ARE. Set for an August 17th release on Dangerbird Records, ALIVE AS YOU ARE was recorded at San Francisco’s legendary Hyde Street Studios with producer Nick Huntington (of acclaimed electronica duo Freescha) and is the band’s most musically focused and emotionally direct collection to date. Beginning June 4th in Dublin, Ireland, the band will head out on a six-date run with Band of Horses throughout the United Kingdom. A full North American tour to be announced shortly.

The 11 songs that make up ALIVE AS YOU ARE are marked by bold songcraft and earthy, intricate arrangements that further illuminate the band’s myriad classic influences. Stripping away the fuzz and distortion of past records, the band allowed their unfortunate real life experiences to take center stage with honest songwriting and put a heavy emphasis on personal healing. The end result is a display of warmth, compassion and personal honesty that translates into a moving and memorable musical excursion, firmly placing Darker My Love among the brightest lights in the long, lysergic history of West Coast psychedelic rock

ALIVE AS YOU ARE is the follow up to the band’s breakthrough sophomore album “2,” which received across-the-map critical acclaim for its mind-bending neo-psychedelic grooves and hazily anthemic hooks. Along with Alternative Press, Filter, The Guardian and the NME, The Los Angeles Times raves “peel away the stoner rock and shoegaze labels you may have affixed to the Los Angeles quintet … and meet 2, a sophomore album so deep in aural and emotional layers you don’t quite know what to call it” while The Village Voice simply says “Darker My Love put out one of the most indelible indie-pop records of ’08.”

Listen:

Darker My Love – “Little Hands” (mp3)

Enjoy!

Silversun Pickups/Against Me! Tour Announced #MM

SSPU photo by timothy norris
SSPU photo by timothy norris
Dangerbird Records is excited to announce a newly confirmed Silversun Pickups headlining tour! The Grammy-nominated, Los Angeles-based quartet, fresh off a hugely successful arena tour supporting Muse, will head out with Against Me! and Henry Clay People opening. This first leg of dates starts in Orlando, FL, on June 15th and ends in Milwaukee, WI, on July 4th. More dates will be added soon.

In a review of the tour with Muse, the San Jose Mercury News hailed: “As good as [Silversun Pickups] is on record, the group showed in Oakland that it can achieve even greater heights on the live stage…where the Pickups’ brand of jammed-out alt-rock truly shines.”

Silversun Pickups are touring in support of their critically acclaimed second album, Swoon, which has so far yielded the #1 Modern Rock smash, “Panic Switch.” During this cycle, the band has appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

The confirmed tour dates are below:

June

15 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Café
16 Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
18 Tampa, FL Ritz Ybor
19 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
20 Raleigh, NC The Disco Rodeo
23 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
24 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater
25 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront
28 Philadelphia, PA Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
29 Toronto, ONT Sound Academy

July

2 Detroit, MI The Fillmore