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Brighton-based duo Blood Red Shoes (Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell) are coming to America this fall in support of their third full length release, In Time To Voices – Out July 24 on V2/Cooperative Music.  The new album was recorded at The Motor Museum in Liverpool with producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys/Foals/Tribes) who has partnered with them on the production side since their debut album Box of Secrets in 2008.

Here are the dates:
Sept 18  @ Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Sept 19 @ Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY
Sept 20 @ Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 21 @ Red Palace – Arlington, VA
Sept 23 @ T.T. The Bears –  Newtown, MA
Sept 26 @ The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
Sept 27 @ The Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
Sep 28 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL
Oct 1 @ Rickshaw Shop – San Francisco, CA
Oct 3 – Casbah – San Diego, CA

Minneapolis sextet Lucy Michelle And The Velvet Lapelles released their newest full length album, HEAT, yesterday. HEAT is the band’s fourth full-length release and their first since 2010’s Good of That. The album was recorded at Vacation Island Recording Studios in Brooklyn with acclaimed producer/engineer Matt Boynton (MGMT, Beirut, Bat for Lashes).

The band also announced that their recently released music video for HEAT’s first single “Just A Kid” will have its MTV premiere on June 11 on their Freshman 5 program. The video was created by Picture Machine Productions, the same team who produced last year’s music video for Bon Iver’s “Calgary.” Watch the video for “Just A Kid” below:

The band will be touring the U.S. in support of HEAT in the coming weeks, playing a handful of shows throughout the Midwest and the West Coast this summer. More dates to be announced. For a full list of tour dates, see below.


June 9- St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Music Hall

June 12 – River Falls, WI @ University of Wisconsin

June 14- Chicago, IL @ Martyr’s

June 16- Madison, WI @ UW- Madison Memorial Union- Terrace

June 23- Apple Valley, MN @ Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater

July 7- Minneapolis, MN @ Basilica Block Party

July 14- Rochester, MN @ St. John’s Block Party

July 21 – Hutchinson, MN @ Riversong Music Festival

July 22 – Denver, CO @ Underground Music Showcase

July 24- Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

July 25- Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

July 26 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

July 27 – Stanley, ID @ Sawtooth Music Festival

July 28- Stanley, ID @ Pioneer Park

July 30 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

July 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg Theater

August 1- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

August 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

Boston’s Bynars are heading out on tour.  The band are also hoping to release their next LP in early 2013.

06.15.12 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Diner
06.16.12 – Washington, DC @ Monterrat House
06.17.12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
06.18.12 – Columbus, OH @ Tree Bar
06.19.12 – Bloomington, IN @ Bear’s Place
06.21.12 – Cleveland, OH @ The Happy Dog
06.22.12 – Buffalo, NY @ Nietzche’s

The band’s Bandcamp site offers four free downloads of album singles.  Snatch them up:

Today Metric launches Synthetica Hide+Seek, an interactive scavenger hunt that allows fans to unlock a stream of the band’s fifth, full-length studio album, Synthetica (MMI/MOM+POP), up to two weeks prior to the album’s US release on June 12.  The game, which asks fans to gather a series of images and keywords to unlock the early stream, begins at  These clues might appear anywhere and everywhere along the information super highway – from your favorite music blog to your dentist’s website.  Participants should keep their eyes peeled and band together on Facebook, Twitter, or in Metric’s forum to collaborate.   Happy hunting!

Metric has also announced an extensive U.S. tour for the Fall.   Purchase your tickets at

09.06.12 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY

09.08.12 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI

09.09.12 – Madison Theatre – Covington, KY

09.11.12 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

09.14.12 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

09.17.12 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC

09.18.12 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

09.20.12 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA

09.21.12 – The Strathmore – Washington, DC

09.22.12 – Tower Theater – Philadelphia, PA

09.23.12 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY

09.27.12 – Hard Rock – Orlando, FL

09.28.12 – The Fillmore – Miami, FL

09.29.12 – The Ritz – Tampa, FL

10.01.12 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA

10.02.12 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

10.04.12 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

10.05.12 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

10.06.12 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

10.09.12 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

10.10.12 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

Boston’s celebrated post-metal / shoegaze phenoms Constants, have revealed the details of their upcoming full-length release titled Pasiflora, available on CD / digital format on July 24, followed by a proper vinyl release on August 21, all courtesy of The Mylene Sheath.  The vinyl LP version will come in an old style case-wrapped, tip-on sleeve jacket (including a very limited edition of just 100 available exclusively through retail on white vinyl). There will also be other limited colors available exclusively through The Mylene Sheath web-store when they launch pre-orders in late June. In addition, the band will have an exclusive color with them when they hit the road in late summer/early Fall to support the release, full U.S. tour dates are coming soon.

The folks at Team Love Records are offering up a new song off of Sea Of Bees’ sophomore album, Orangefarben, as a free download. Please click on over and listen to the lovely “Gone”:

Sea Of Bees will be playing a string of California dates including a four show series of album release parties in Sacramento. Here are the dates:

06.02.12 – Sonoma, CA @ Huichica Music Festival
06.07.12 – Sacramento, CA @ Bows & Arrows w/ Little Wings
06.08.12 – Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s w/ Sister Crayon
06.09.12 – Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s w/ Sister Crayon
06.10.12 – Sacramento, CA @ Fifth String w/ Andy Cabic of Vetiver
06.11.12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bardot
06.12.12 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Sister Crayon
06.13.12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Sister Crayon
06.14.12 – Venice, CA @ Del Monte Speakeasy
06.16.12 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door w/ Sister Crayon
06.22.12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill w/ Sister Crayon
06.23.12 – Davis, CA @ Davis Music Fest
07.16.12 – San Francisco, CA @ Phono Del Sol Music and Food Festival

Wednesday May 30, punk duo The Story Changes will be performing an exclusive online acoustic set VIA to raise money for recording their new album. The set will consist of brand new unheard songs, as well as a mix of re-done tracks from their past releases.

The show will start at 8:00 PM EST and is set up as a “PAY WHAT YOU WANT” funding for the band, tickets are available for purchase through the event page.

Event Link:

Yeasayer will release their new LP, Fragrant World, on August 21 via Secretly Canadian.  In the meantime they’ll be doing some touring.  Dates are below.

6/19 Richmond, VA – The National
6/20 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
6/21 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
6/22 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
6/23 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
6/24 Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
7/4 Gdyina, Poland – Open’er Festival
7/7 Bruges, Belgium – Cactus Festival
7/8 Liege, Belgium – Les Ardentes Festival
7/9 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
7/13 Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival
7/15 Ferropolis, Germany – Melt! Festival
7/31 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater
8/1 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
8/2 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
8/3 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
8/4-5 Montreal, QC – Osheaga
8/14 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
8/21 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
8/22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
8/24 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
8/25 Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
8/26 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
8/27 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
8/29 Vancouver, BC – Eugene Low
8/30 Seattle, WA – Neptune
8/31 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
9/1 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
9/3 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
9/5 Dallas TX – House of Blues
9/6 Austin, TX – Stubbs
9/7 New Orleans, LA – The Republic
9/8 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
9/9 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
9/11 Boston, MA – House of Blues
9/12 New York, NY – Rumsey Playfield (Summer Stage)
9/14 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
9/16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Mumford & Sons have announced details of a series of Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers in the United States this August.

The Stopovers combine the intimacy of a community celebration with the excitement of a world-class music festival. Featuring local vendors and activities, each Stopover will begin with a concert at a unique site and end with a series of smaller events involving local businesses, venues, and, most importantly, local people. Mumford & Sons will headline the main event, alongside an eclectic and energetic roster of artists curated by the band themselves.

These one-day, outdoor events will take place in four carefully-selected and unique locations across America, including the Eastern Promenade in Portland, ME; downtown Bristol, VA/TN; Page Park in Dixon, IL; and the legendary Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA.

Tickets to the Stopovers will be $69, with no additional service fees. Each ticket will include a beautifully designed commemorative Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Passport, and an exclusive digital download compilation album featuring performances taken from various acts across the four shows. Tickets for the Portland, Bristol, and Monterey Stopovers will go on sale Friday, June 1 at 10am local time. The Dixon Stopover will go on sale Saturday, June 9 at 10am CT. Tickets for all Stopovers will be available exclusively at A very limited quantity of $59 early-bird tickets will be available for each site on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dates are below:

August 4 – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Portland, ME (The Eastern Promenade) – Mumford & Sons + St. Vincent, Dawes, The Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim
August 11 – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Bristol, VA/TN (Off State Street in Downtown Bristol) – Mumford & Sons + Dawes, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Very Best, Justin Townes Earle, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim
August 18 – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Dixon, IL (Page Park) – Mumford & Sons + Gogol Bordello, Dawes, Abigail Washburn, The Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim
August 25 – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover In Monterey, CA (Monterey County Fairgrounds) – Mumford & Sons + Gogol Bordello, The Very Best, Grouplove, Two Gallants, Apache Relay, Haim

The Mommyheads are a band that spent the 90s crossing the United States, playing shows with the likes of Guided By Voices, The Posies, Cake, Unrest, Versus and Tsunami, and releasing Flying Suit and Bingham’s Hole, considered by many to be two of the best indie rock records of the 1990s.  On July 17, the band will release its latest, Vulnerable Boy, via Dromedary Records.  Check out a track from the record below.

MP3: The Mommyheads – “Science and Reason” (