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FOO FIGHTERS RESCHEDULE RED ROCKS SHOWS DUE TO ILLNESS

In keeping with Dave Grohl’s doctor’s orders, Foo Fighters have rescheduled their two sold out shows at Morrison CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Originally scheduled for July 14 & 15, the concerts have been rescheduled for September 8 & 9. Tickets for the July 14th show will be honored for the September 8th date, and tickets for the July 15th show will be honored for September 9th. Show times will remain the same. Refunds for each show will be available at the original point of purchase until the new respective dates.

Grohl said, “As much as it kills us to postpone shows, I’m in no shape to deliver the kind of balls-out performances that you guys deserve. We’re already looking forward to September when we can make it up to everyone ten times over. It’s gonna be great.”

Foo Fighters’ U.S. tour will resume July 17th in Oklahoma City.
For more information on the rescheduled Red Rocks shows and Foo Fighters’ other upcoming tour dates, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man.

RADIOHEAD MAKES CAMERA-FREE VIDEO

“House Of Cards” Clip Created Exclusively Using Geometric Informatics and Velodyne Lidar Technology
World Premiere Early Next Week at Google
Data Made Available To Enable Fans To Create Their Own Short Clips

In keeping with their decision not to make conventional promotional music videos for any of the tracks on In Rainbows, Radiohead used absolutely no cameras in the making of its new  “House Of Cards” clip, which can be viewed at Google.com

Instead, “House Of Cards”, directed by James Frost of Zoo Films, was created utilizing two technologies: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne Lidar.  The Geometric Informatics scanning system employs structured light to capture detailed 3D images at close proximity, and was used to render the performances of Radiohead’s  Thom Yorke, the female lead and several partygoers.  The Velodyne Lidar system uses multiple lasers to capture large environments in 3D, in this case 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute, capturing all of the exterior scenes and wide party shots. Geometric processed their own data while 510 Systems processed the Velodyne Lidar data. The data was then manipulated by Union Editorial and the Syndicate to create the final result.

Google will premiere the video early next week at http://code.google.com/radiohead Additionally,  the band will be making available the data used to create the video for fans to manipulate into their own unique short clips. A short documentary detailing the unique process used to create the video will also be available via this link, as will 3D renderings of selected scenes.

Of Radiohead’s decision to eschew cameras for the “video,” Thom Yorke commented, “I always like the idea of using technology in a way that it wasn’t meant to be used, the struggle to get your head round what you can do with it. I liked the idea of making a video of human beings and real life and time without using any cameras, just lasers, so there are just mathematical points–and how strangely emotional it ended up being.”

BECK’S MODERN GUILT IN STORES TODAY

WHAT IS MODERN GUILT?

To Beck?
“Out of all the appropriate situations to find oneself, the least being the hurtling of loose bricks, the parties involved first disclosed their coordinates and proffered cards which happened to be in their pockets. From an embassy of restraint and a superimposed background they assembled at the time of next convenience and weighed their options. Drag a filing cabinet across a subdivision or sit out the current situation till a more reliable picture of the situation materialized. Neither seemed all that enticing, so the course was set, the workstation laminated and some biofeedback sorted out for use in further research. After the frequency which would shatter a display case was discovered they launched themselves at a barricade of empty cardboard boxes. All these games were inconsequential at first but then later provided some back story for the urge to be a human battering ram. While so many people with disposable incomes sauntered by on the boulevard near the workstation a new kind of light was grafted onto the premises. “How many songs can we fit in an inflatable raft?” “I didn’t know there was going to be a flood?” “There isn’t, but that rainbow is stalking me somehow…” And so, 120 nights of no sleep and seeing the dawn try not make an impression, there was some hollow hewn thing there that seemed a little basic. “Do you have anywhere to put this?” “Just leave it where it is.” I shook hands with Danger Mouse and said I’d see him again, maybe at the farmhouse or some scenic location where we could breathe a little.”

To Others?
“Beck greets the apocalypse, Danger Mouse throws a go-go party”
– Rolling Stone
“Beck’s most harrowing collection of songs”
– Pitchfork
“retro-contemporary fusion for the ages”
– USA Today

To You?
in stores now: Amazon, iTunes, Insound, Best Buy
vinyl: Insound, Amazon
UK & Europe: iTunes, HMV

NEW BECK TRACKS AVAILABLE FOR STREAM

MODERN GUILT WEBSITE AND PRESALE SITES ARE LIVE
VIDEO TRAILER FOR MODERN GUILT UP AT AMAZON.COM/MUSIC

With the July 8 release of Modern Guilt rapidly approaching, Beck has made two additional tracks from the album available online. In addition to the previously released “Chemtrails”, the new songs “Orphans” and “Gamma Ray” are now streaming at iLike and MySpace. “Orphans” and “Gamma Ray” are among the songs featured in a special video trailer for Modern Guilt available exclusively at Amazon.com/Music.

In addition, presales for Modern Guilt are now running at Amazon.com, iTunes, Insound.com, and Best Buy. Itunes presales include an instant download of “Chemtrails,” a video for “Gamma Ray,” and access to preferred seating concert tickets via Ticketmaster.

Finally, Beck has created a website for the new album at ModernGuilt.com. This site includes information on the new album, tour dates, and the latest Beck news. Be sure to check out the Tags section for new buddy icons and desktop images as well as links to tell your MySpace and Facebook friends about Modern Guilt. Beck will be adding clips of each track so check back daily!

For more information on the album, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man.

NINE INCH NAILS THE SLIP LIMITED EDITION CD WITH BONUS DVD OUT JULY 22 GATEFOLD VINYL OUT AUGUST 5

Nine Inch Nails’ The Slip, currently available only as a free download at NIN.com, will be issued July 22 as a limited edition physical CD/DVD through the band’s own Null Corporation label.

The CD version of The Slip will be limited to 250,000 copies worldwide, each in an individually numbered six-panel digipak that includes a bonus DVD of performances filmed during rehearsals for NIN’s upcoming Lights In The Sky tour, as well as a 24-page booklet and exclusive sticker pack.

The gatefold vinyl contains one 180-gram vinyl LP and a 24-page booklet, and is neither limited nor numbered.

The Slip is 10 new songs written and performed by Trent Reznor with Josh Freese, Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini. Justin Meldal-Johnsen will round out this NIN lineup for the upcoming tour, dates of which are as follows:

07/25/08 – Pemberton, BC – Pemberton Festival
07/26/08 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena at Seattle Center
07/28/08 – Edmonton, ALB – Rexall Place
07/29/08 – Calgary, ALB – Pengrowth Saddledome
07/31/08 – Winnipeg, MAN – MTS Centre
08/02/08 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
08/05/08 – Toronto, ONT – Air Canada Centre
08/07/08 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
08/08/08 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
08/12/08 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
08/13/08 – Duluth, GA – Gwinnett Arena
08/15/08 – Oklahoma City, OK – Ford Center
08/16/08 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
08/18/08 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
08/20/08 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
08/22/08 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
08/23/08 – Auburn Hills, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
08/25/08 – Toledo, OH – Seagate Convention Center
08/27/08 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center
08/29/08 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center
08/31/08 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
09/02/08 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
09/03/08 – Salt Lake City, UT – The E Center of West Valley
09/05/08 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
09/06/08 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

For more information, please contact Steve Martin or Amy Grote, email amy@nastylittleman.com, tel 212 343 0740

RADIOHEAD IN RAINBOWS FROM THE BASEMENT

Exclusive Live Videos Set Available on iTunes

Radiohead has released ten live performance videos recorded at The Hospital studio in Covent Garden with the team from the band’s longtime producer Nigel Godrich’s ‘From the Basement’ TV show (http://www.fromthebasement.tv/).

The collection is now available exclusively through iTunes. The videos feature live renditions of songs from ‘In Rainbows’ and the bonus CD included in its deluxe discbox edition.

The full track listing of video performances is:
Bodysnatchers
House of Cards
Nude
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
15 Step
Reckoner
Go Slowly
Videotape
Bangers & Mash
All I Need

Captured in a day, with direction by David Barnard and sound by Nigel Godrich, the videos represent the best recorded representation of Radiohead’s live performance to date.

BECK PRE-RELEASES NEW ALBUM MODERN GUILT

Beck Pre-Releases New Album Modern Guilt to TouchTunes Network
TouchTunes & LocaModa Enable Beck Fans to Send a Text Message to Find the Nearest Participating TouchTunes Location

TouchTunes Corporation, the largest out-of-home interactive entertainment network, has announced a special preview of Beck’s hotly anticipated new album, Modern Guilt, via 10,000 digital jukeboxes at locations nationwide.

Produced by Danger Mouse and Beck, Modern Guilt goes on sale July 8th, but will be playing on TouchTunes digital jukeboxes beginning July 1st. While the song “Chemtrails” is currently streaming on Beck.com and imeem, TouchTunes jukeboxes will be one of the first platforms–and the first jukebox platform–to feature the album in full.

Starting today, Beck fans can text message BECK to 40411 to find the nearest participating TouchTunes digital jukebox location. Beck fans will learn about the promotion through strategically placed ads on Beck’s profile pages on select social sites like Facebook, iLike, and MySpace. The text messaging capability is powered by LocaModa, a technology company providing a mobile social platform that connects consumers online and out-of-home.

“The ‘Modern Guilt’ sound is an homage to 1960s British pop, along with Beck’s signature futuristic flair,” said Ted Mico, executive vice president, digital, Interscope A&M Geffen. “The TouchTunes interactive network offered us an innovative and exciting way to release Beck’s music to a very savvy group of fans. We were especially excited that TouchTunes, along with LocaModa, were able to connect Beck’s most committed fans through a viral mobile platform, giving them the opportunity to listen to the album before anyone else.”

TouchTunes will further support the promotion through banners and full-screen billboards that will appear during the time a user touches the screen. A custom survey will ask users about their favorite Beck song and which Beck album they love the most. Beck fans will have the option to enter their email address onscreen at any of the 10,000 participating jukebox locations to be added to Beck’s mailing list and receive information about ordering the new album.

“Beck fans have been talking for months about his new album, and now, finally, it’s available — on the TouchTunes network,” said Ron Greenberg, TouchTunes CMO and senior vice president of digital media. “For Beck especially, we needed to do something both a little different and sophisticated at the same time. By combining interactivity, social networks, and texting from LocaModa for this pre-release on our digital network, we’re defining more integrated ways to bring great music to fans.”
“An integrated media campaign like this is rapidly becoming essential, particularly in the music industry, where new dynamic approaches are cutting through,” commented Steve King, VP sales for LocaModa. “The TouchTunes network reaches millions of fans where they already hang out in the real world, and now TouchTunes and LocaModa together reach them both online and on location. Together we’re offering them valuable benefits for being socially active and connected. It’s easy to see how both brands and consumers reap the rewards from a program like this.”

For more information, please visit Beck.com. Modern Guilt is available July 8 on DGC/Interscope Records.

About TouchTunes Corporation
TouchTunes Corporation is the largest out-of-home interactive entertainment network, providing innovative solutions to over 30,000 bars, restaurants, retailers and other businesses in North America – three times larger than the nearest competitor. TouchTunes introduced the world’s first digital-downloading, pay-per-play commercial jukebox in 1998 and now operates the largest network of interactive entertainment systems, playing about 1.5 million songs per day. TouchTunes maintains a digital music library covering more than two million licensed tracks from every major record label, plus independent music distributors and a host of independent labels. TouchTunes offers leading games and music solutions for independent and national restaurants, bars, and retailers.

A privately held U.S. corporation, TouchTunes Corporation’s principal offices are in New York City, Montreal, and Lake Zurich, IL.

About LocaModa
LocaModa connects people and places. The company’s social platform enables people to access and control media in their favorite places, bringing location experiences to the web and web experiences to locations. LocaModa connects people in bars, cafes, colleges, public spaces and conferences. The company is privately held, headquartered in Massachusetts and founded by Stephen Randall, a former EVP/Founder of Symbian. True to its global vision, LocaModa is internationally backed by Dace Ventures in USA, Mahindra Group in India and Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, via its US-based strategic investing arm, PresidioSTX.

For more information on LocaModa, please visit www.locamoda.com

BECK EXCLUSIVE VIDEO TRAILER UP NOW AT AMAZON.COM/MUSIC

MODERN GUILT OUT JULY 8

An exclusive custom-created video trailer for Beck’s Modern Guilt is up now at Amazon.com/Music.

Conceived, created and even edited with 100% creative input from Beck every step of the way, the Modern Guilt trailer is equal parts video mixtape and black and white montage that recalls classic film works from Warhol to Klein to Truffaut, all imbued with Beck’s own unique visual identity–not to mention exclusive advance snippets of the record.

Modern Guilt is released July 8 on DGC.

ALBERT HAMMOND, JR. ANNOUNCES LOS ANGELES SHOW

NEW ALBUM COMO TE LLAMA? IN STORES JULY 8 ON BLACK SEAL RECORDS

Albert Hammond, Jr. has confirmed his first show in support of his forthcoming album Como Te Llama?, which will be released July 8th on Black Seal Records. Albert and his band will play Spaceland in Los Angeles on July 11.

Como Te Llama? is Albert’s second album with bandmates Matt Romano, Marc Eskenazi and Josh Lattanzi, and features the single “GfC”, which Rolling Stone calls “a garage tune out for a spin on the 101.” The video for “GfC” is being directed by Laurent Briet and will be on air soon. Albert’s first solo album Yours To Keep won widespread critical acclaim, with Spin calling it “top-shelf indie pop”, and Esquire awarding Albert their Esky Award for Best Solo Debut.

Albert will be confirming more tour dates as the summer progresses, so keep an eye on AlbertHammondJr.com and MySpace.com/AlbertHammondJr for further announcements. For more information on Albert’s Los Angeles show and new album, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man.

TOKYO POLICE CLUB ANNOUNCES FALL SHOWS IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES

COVER OF RENTALS SONG “FRIENDS OF P” MADE AVAILABLE IN SUPPORT OF LUPUS RESEARCH

Although Tokyo Police Club is already embarked on a summer itinerary that includes Denmark, Japan, and Australia, the band has begun plotting a fall return to the US. In addition to previously announced appearances at the Monolith and Treasure Island Festivals in September, the band will headline the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on September 18th, and New York’s Webster Hall on October 18th.

The band’s incessant touring is in support of their debut full length album Elephant Shell, which was released earlier this year by Saddle Creek Records. Elle called the album “a smart, furiously played, sugar-rush debut that sounds like it was inspired by Red Bull benders and unrequited love.” The Los Angeles Times seconded that emotion, describing the album as “like being in love for the first time, in musical form – that kind of rush.” Men’s Health also weighed in, calling Elephant Shell “an aural adrenaline rush, all the way.”

Finally, the band is teaming with the Lupus Foundation Of America to raise money for continued research of lupus, an incurable disease that affects over 1.5 million Americans. Tokyo Police Club’s cover of The Rentals’ song “Friends Of P” is streaming (and available for download if you’re clever) at FriendsOfP.org, where visitors can make donations and possibly receive a limited-edition Friends Of P tote bag.

Confirmed US tour dates are below, stay tuned to TokyoPoliceClub.com for further tour announcements. For more info on the band’s upcoming tour dates and new album please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man

7/24/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Hammer Museum (Indie 103 show)
9/14/08 – Morrison, CO – Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks
9/18/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theater
9/20/08 – San Diego, CA – Street Scene Festival
9/21/08 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10/18/08 – New York, NY – Webster Hall