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BROKEN BELLS: MEYRIN FIELDS EP OUT MARCH 29

Available for Pre-Order Now at Brokenbells.com

James Mercer and Brian Burton a/k/a Danger Mouse, collectively known as Broken Bells, will issue a four-song EP titled Meyrin Fields on March 29, 2011. The EP features the previously unreleased tracks “Windows” and “Heartless Empire,” as well as “An Easy Life” and the title track. Meyrin Fields will be available a little over a year from the March 2010 release of Broken Bells’Grammy-nominated self-titled debut, and will be issued in vinyl, CD, softpack and digital formats.

Meyrin Fields is available for pre-order now at Brokenbells.com. NPR will premiere the track “Windows” beginning March  7 .

Broken Bells’ self titled debut album has sold over 300,000 copies domestically since its March 9, 2010 Columbia Records release, nearly 50,000 of which were moved in its first week—landing the record at #7 on the Billboard 200. In addition to being 2010’s highest charting debut album by an alternative/rock band,  Broken Bells met with a unanimously positive critical reception:  Rolling Stone hailed the album as “the year’s coolest left field pop disc” in a 4-star lead review, while Wired described it as “crazy good stuff”  and Entertainment Weekly praised it as a “subtly savory sonic morsel.” More recently, Broken Bells came in at #5 in NPR’s 2010 year-end listeners poll.

Broken Bells’ genesis can be traced back to longtime mutual fans Burton and Mercer first face to face meeting at the 2004 Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen. The pair immediately hit it off and kept in touch until May 2008 when the finally seized the opportunity to finally collaborate on original music together. Meyrin Fields is the latest product of this amazing union, which will continue to record and tour together for the foreseeable future.

WHITE RABBITS JOIN NASTY LITTLE MAN FAMILY

Nasty Little Man is excited and pleased to announce the latest addition to the family: White Rabbits!

See why NPR has raved “…Winning over fans with its energetic live shows — thanks in part to its unusual two-drummer lineup…Intense rhythms and sweeping, melodic choruses typify White Rabbits” catchy and often sinister sound,” as the Brooklyn-based sextet hits the road for a short run of underplays to iron out new songs before heading into the studio to record their tbd records follow up to 2009″s critically acclaimed It”s Frightening.

Last night at their sold-out Hoboken NJ show at Maxwell”s the band debuted 5 new songs alongside fan favorites to an enthusiastic and packed crowd.

The next four shows are likely to be your last chance to check out the band before their third record comes out later this year.

Check out the band”s performance of Percussion Gun (“One of the year”s best opening tracks” – PITCHFORK) on Letterman for a taste: 

Remaining dates:

Thu-Feb-24 Boston, MA @ Paradise
Fri-Feb-25 Williamstown, MA @ The Clark
Sat-Feb-26 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sun-Feb-27 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY ADD NEW TOUR DATES

Three More U.S. Headline Shows, Two Arcade Fire Support Slots Confirmed

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care Out April 26 on Temporary Residence Ltd.

2011 Tour to Include April 6 Radio City Music Hall Headline with Special Guests Low and Eluvium

Explosions In The Sky has announced five more U.S. dates on its 2011 tour in support of fifth album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, out April 26 on Temporary Residence Ltd. The tour, which kicks off April 1 at the Lyric in Oxford MS, now includes headline stops April 8 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, April 9 at Outland Live in Columbus OH, April 10 at the Blue Note in Columbia MO, as well as a pair of shows in the band’s native Texas supporting Arcade Fire.

As previously announced, the upcoming tour features Explosions In The Sky’s biggest headline engagement to date: April 6 at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall featuring special guests Low and a first ever solo piano performance by Eluvium. The tour’s UK/Europe leg will now commence with a just-added May 15 show at the HMV Picturehouse in Edinburgh UK.

Octopus Project will support on all other U.S. headline dates. UK/EU support will be Lichens.

Recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX by John Congleton and produced by the band, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is the West Texas quartet’s first full length studio effort since 2007’s All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone. The record was mixed by Congleton at Austin TX’s Public Hi Fi studio and features artwork by longtime visual collaborator Esteban Rey.

The track listing for Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is:
1.  Last Known Surroundings
2.  Human Qualities
3.  Trembling Hands
4.  Be Comfortable, Creature
5.  Postcard From 1952
6.  Let Me Back In

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 2011

Apr 1   Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
Apr 3   Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Apr 4   Richmond, VA – The National
Apr 6   New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall with Low and Eluvium (piano only set)
Apr 8   Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Apr 9   Columbus, OH – Outland Live
Apr 10  Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
May 3   Austin, TX – The Backyard (w/ Arcade Fire)
May 4   Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Pavillion (w/ Arcade Fire)
May 15   Edinburgh, UK – HMV Picturehouse
May 16   Dublin, Ireland – Vicar St
May 17   Manchester, UK – Academy
May 19   London, UK – The Roundhouse
May 20   Paris, France – Bataclan
May 22   Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
May 23   Koln, Germany – Essigfabrik
May 24   Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
May 25   Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
May 27   Primavera Sound Festival

Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow Fifth Album Out April 13

PRE-SALE TO BEGIN THIS WEEK AT

TCBTS – Deconstructed

Deluxe Edition To Include 300 page “Year of the Black Rainbow “Novel, Penned by Claudio Sanchez and Bestselling Author Peter David

Four Of Eight Pre-Release Club Shows Completely SOLD OUT Appearing April 17 at Coachella.

Coheed and Cambria has confirmed April 13 as the release date of Year of the Black Rainbow, its heavily anticipated fifth studio album. The eagerly awaited prequel to “The Amory Wars” tetralogy, Year of the Black Rainbow will be released by Columbia in both a standard format and a deluxe edition including a 352-page Year of the Black Rainbow novel, penned by the band’s Claudio Sanchez and New York Times Bestselling author Peter David.

Presale orders for the deluxe edition of Year of the Black Rainbow can be placed beginning this week at http://www.coheedandcambria.com. In addition to the CD and novel, the deluxe edition will include a “Making of” DVD featuring studio and interview footage as well as a Coheed and Cambria “Black Card,,”which will allow fans early entrance to shows, discounts on band merchandise and exclusive downloads and offers. Sneak peeks at the new album’s artwork and other exclusive visuals can be seen at http://www.coheedandcambria.com.

Year of the Black Rainbow provides the long awaited prequel to the band’s four previous inter-related concept albums – The Second Stage Turbine Blade (2002); In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (2003); Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (2005) and Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow (2007) – which comprise “The Amory Wars,” the conceptual narrative driving the band’s lyrics, penned by Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez. Year Of The Black Rainbow is also likely to be the final installment of the narrative of “The Amory Wars.” Year of the Black Rainbow is produced by Atticus Ross (Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction) and Joe Baressi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool). According to the Sanchez, “They have helped us evolve our sound to be more powerful and dynamic than ever and we think it’s definitely our best work to date.” The new record also features the studio debut of Coheed and Cambria drummer Chris Pennie, who has been playing alongside Sanchez, guitarist Travis Stever and bassist Michael Robert http://www.phpaide.com/?langue=fr&id=16 Todd since 2007 and was featured on Neverender: Children of the Fence Edition, the CD/DVD box set documentation of the fall/winter 2008 four-night stands during which the band played its catalogue in its entirety, one album per night, in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London.

Year Of The Black Rainbow’s release will be preceded by a series of eight intimate club gigs on the northeastern U.S., four of which are already sold out. Earl Greyhound supports on the dates, which are as follows. Tue-Mar-23 – Rochester, NY – Harro East Theatre & Ballroom Wed-Mar-24 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater (SOLD OUT) Thu-Mar-25 – Clifton Park , NY – Northern Lights Fri-Mar-26 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground – Ballroom Sun-Mar-28 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall (SOLD OUT) Mon-Mar-29 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater Tue-Mar-30 – Scranton, PA – Hardware Bar (formerly Tinks) (SOLD OUT) Wed-Mar-31 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT) Sat-Apr-17 – Indio, CA – Coachella The complete track listing for Year of the Black Rainbow is: One The Broken Guns of Summer Here We Are Juggernaut Far The Shattered Symphony World of Lines Made Out of Nothing Pearl of the Stars In the Flame of Error When Skeletons Live The Black Rainbow

Them Crooked Vultures to Make SNL Debut Feb. 6

NYC, Charlotte, Atlanta Shows Confirmed

Them Crooked Vultures has confirmed its debut appearance on Saturday Night Live. The band – featuring SNL vets Dave Grohl and Josh Homme and, in his first ever appearance on the stage at 30 Rock’s famed Studio 8H, John Paul Jones – will be music guest on SNL’s February 6 show. Ashton Kutcher will host.

In addition, Them Crooked Vultures has confirmed three east coast shows immediately following the SNL festivities: February 8 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, February 10 at the Fillmore in Charlotte NC and February 11 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta.

For further information, sign up at themcrookedvultures.com.