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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

BECK: MODERN GUILT

RELEASE DATE AND TRACK LISTING CONFIRMED FOR NEW ALBUM

Beck’s new album Modern Guilt, produced with Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, will be released July 8th on DGC Records in North America and July 7 on XL Recordings in the UK and Europe.

The new album contains 10 new songs, and with the exception of last year’s Grammy-nominated, digital-only single “Timebomb”, Modern Guilt is the first new material Beck has written since the prolific stretch that produced 2005’s platinum Guero and 2006’s universally acclaimed The Information.

Modern Guilt is a tightly assembled group of songs that range in lyrical tone from introspection and social commentary to off the cuff wordplay and lighthearted humor. Musically, the album’s ten tracks vacillate between economy and experimentation, hybrid and pop classicism, while consistently manifesting Beck and Danger Mouse’s shared interest in psych-rock, folk, electronic minimalism and orchestration.

The complete track listing for Modern Guilt is:

Orphans
Gamma Ray
Chemtrails
Modern Guilt
Youthless
Walls
Replica
Soul of A Man
Profanity Prayers
Volcano

Beck is about to embark on a tour of the UK and Europe, followed by a number of US headline and festival appearances, culminating in Beck’s biggest hometown headline show to date, September 20 at the Hollywood Bowl.

See confirmed US tour dates below. For more information on Beck’s new album and scheduled concert appearances, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man. Photos and album artwork available at NastyLittleMan.com

8/22/08 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
8/24/08 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphiteater
8/30/08 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Festival
9/20/08 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl
9/27/08 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

JOHN JOSEPH: THE EVOLUTION OF A CRO-MAGNON

Book Release Party, Signing & Live Performance @ The Delancey Bar on June 19th

“This book kicked my ass…. As I read the first few chapters, tears welled up in my eyes. I have tremendous respect for John, all that he’s endured, who he has become, and I would recommend this book to anyone in a heartbeat.”–Adam Yauch (Beastie Boys)

John Joseph and independent publishing house PUNKHOuse will celebrate the release of Joseph’s autobiography The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon through Last Gasp Distribution on next Thursday, June 19 at The Delancey Bar, located at 168 Delancey Street between in Clinton and Attorney in New York City.

Doors will open at 8 p.m., with Joseph reading from the book at 9 p.m., doing a book signing at 10 p.m., then concluding the festivities with a musical performance by Joseph featuring Cro-Mags drummer Mackie and other guest musicians. A $5 donation at the door will benefit Food Relief for the Homeless.

The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon chronicles the remarkable life of John “Bloodclot” Joseph, from a childhood spent alternately in hellish foster homes, juvenile detention and best online casino on the street to his early adulthood in the Navy and as the AWOL frontman for New York Hardcore legends the Cro-Mags through a spiral of crime, addiction and near madness to his ultimate spiritual and personal enlightenment and redemption. Since it’s initial release via the independent Punkhouse.org, the book has garnered widespread and diverse acclaim including a VILLAGE VOICE cover story and a feature interview in VICE magazine. More recently the book became available on Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble.
For further information please contact Steve Martin or Laura Eldeiry at nasty little man, 212.343.0740 / laura@nastylittleman.com

FOO FIGHTERS WRAP SOLD OUT WEMBLEY GIGS

“Epic… Spectacular… Grohl reached new heights while keeping both feet firmly on the ground”–The Evening Standard

165,000 tickets sold, more than four hours of music, and one encore with half of Led Zeppelin later, Foo Fighters have wrapped their biggest ever headline shows: two sold out nights at Wembley Stadium.

The Wembley concerts, which took place last Friday and Saturday June 6th and 7th, sold out within 24 hours, making them the biggest headline performances of the band’s illustrious career–as well as the biggest rock shows staged at the new Wembley to date.

Both nights featured career-spanning 2-hour-plus sets drawing on all six of Foo Fighters’ studio albums, as well as an intimate mid-set acoustic section featuring the expanded semi-acoustic Foo configuration playing on a rotating stage. The highlight of the second night’s encore was a historic appearance from Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, who joined Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins for renditions of “Rock and Roll” (with Hawkins on vocals and Grohl on drums) and “Ramble On” (with Grohl on vocals and Hawkins on drums). The Wembley weekend closed with a final encore of “Best Of You” with a closing chorus of 85,000 fans leaving Grohl visibly moved.

Early on in the evening’s festivities, Grohl asked the crowd “How did this band get so f***ing big?” By the close of the weekend, 165,000 people knew the answer.

For further information on Foo Fighter’s Wembley Stadium shows, their upcoming US tour, and their Grammy-winning album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man.

THE MARS VOLTA ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL U.S. HEADLINE DATES

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL APPEARANCE CONFIRMED
OMAR RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ ON ROLLING STONE GREATEST GUITARISTS COVER

“The Mars Volta is a progressive-rock whirlwind, constructing maniacally complex music and performing it with a mixture of rigorous virtuosity, psychedelic euphoria and punk intensity…still rock’s finest avatar of excess.”–Jon Pareles, New York Times

Upon completion of their current trek through Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Europe, The Mars Volta will return to the U.S. for a run of headline dates beginning September 12 in Columbus and capped off by an appearance at the Austin City Limits festival.

The tour opener will be a make-up performance of the band’s twice-canceled previous engagement in Columbus. “Vamos de veras!”

In other news from planet Volta, the band’s own casino online Omar Rodriguez Lopez shares the current cover of Rolling Stone with guitar legends Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and B.B. King. The magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitar Songs special issue features an in-depth Q&A with Omar, as well as The Mars Volta track “Drunkship of Lanterns” placing in the top 100.

Confirmed dates are as follows:
September 12 Columbus, OH LC AMPHITHEATER
September 14 Boston, MA ORPHEUM THEATER
September 17 New York, NY HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
September 20 Philadelphia, PA ELECTRIC FACTORY
September 23 Asheville, NC ASHEVILLE CIVIC CENTER
September 24 Atlanta, GA TABERNACLE
September 26 Austin, TX AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL

All shows on sale this weekend, for further information please visit www.themarsvolta.com

For further information, please contact Steve Martin or Laura Eldeiry at laura@nastylittleman.com

BECK PREMIERES NEW TRACK

BECK PREMIERES NEW TRACK ON ZANE LOWE’S BBC RADIO 1 SHOW
‘CHEMTRAILS’ NOW STREAMING AT BECK.COM AND BECK’S OFFICIAL MYSPACE PAGE

The world got a first taste of Beck’s as yet untitled new album today, as Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show premiered the song ‘Chemtrails’ and declared it today’s “hottest record in the world.” The song is now streaming at www.Beck.com and Beck’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/beck).

While not a single, “Chemtrails” is a genre-bending tour de force that showcases Beck and producer Danger Mouse’s shared affection for late ’60s psych-pop as Beck takes his songwriting and performing skills in yet another bold, unforeseen and as always captivating new direction.

The album is slated for an early summer release. More info will be available soon, including the record’s title, release date and upcoming singles.

Beck embarks on a world tour beginning late June in Europe, hitting the States in time for several major festivals (Bumbershoot, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits) as well as his biggest ever hometown headline gig September 20 at the Hollywood Bowl.

For more information on Beck’s forthcoming album and tour dates, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man.

MATES OF STATE RE-ARRANGE US OUT MAY 20

LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN DEBUT DAY OF RELEASE!
“MOST MATES” GAME LIVE NOW AT MATESOFSTATE.COM, REARRANGEUS.COM
JUNE TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW

MATES OF STATE’s fifth full length studio album Re-Arrange Us will be out May 20 on Barsuk Records. Mates Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel will commemorate the release of the new record by making their network television debut that same night on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN.

Elsewhere, Mates of State have just launched the “Most Mates” online game at Matesofstate.com and Rearrangeus.com. The rules are fairly self-explanatory: Create your own version of the already customizable Re-Arrange Us artwork with as many “Mates” as possible. The winning entry with the “Most Mates” will have his or her version featured on MatesofState.com, Mates of State’s myspace page and Barsuk Records’ homepage.

Finally, tickets for Mates of State’s June headline tour are on sale now. Headlights will be supporting for the entire tour with Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears also appearing on the Texas dates.

The full Mates of State North American itinerary is as follows:

05/16/2008
New Haven, CT
Toad’s Place

05/22/2008
San Francisco, CA
Slim’s

05/24/2008
Bend, OR
Les Schwab Amphitheater

05/25/2008
Sasquatch Festival, Washington
Gorge Amphitheater

05/28/2008
Los Angeles, CA
Henry Fonda Theater

06/06/2008
Lawrence, KS
Wakarusa Music Festival

06/07/2008
Omaha, NE
The Slowdown

06/08/2008
St. Louis, MO
The Bluebird

06/10/2008
Oklahoma City, OK
Bricktown Ballroom

06/11/2008
Dallas, TX
Granada Theatre

06/13/2008
Austin, TX
Emo’s Alternative Lounge

06/14/2008
Little Rock, AR
Rev Room

06/15/2008
Memphis, TN
Hi-Tone

06/17/2008
Newport, KY
Southgate House

06/18/2008
Pittsburgh, PA
Mr.Small’s Theatre

06/21/2008
Philadelphia, PA
Popped! Music Festival

07/25/2008
Pemberton, BC
Pemberton Festival

08/01/2008
Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza-Grant Park

08/08/2008
Liberty State Park, NJ
All Points West Festival

09/26/2008
Austin, TX
Austin City Limits Festival

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

JIMMY EAT WORLD ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR FOR JULY

DELUXE EDITION OF BLEED AMERICAN IN STORES NOW

They say there’s no rest for the wicked, and evidently Jimmy Eat World qualifies. Despite only recently completing an extensive co-headline tour with Paramore, planning a European tour for June (having already toured Europe and Japan earlier this year), and with a special hometown show at Phoenix’s Dodge Theater on June 18th, the band has announced a new string of July tour dates in the US and Canada. All this globetrotting follows appearances on both The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in support of their latest album Chase This Light, and the band continues to thrill with their live show, which the Boston Globe recently called “forceful, galvanizing, and exhilarating.”
Jimmy Eat World has also just released a new two-disc deluxe edition of their breakthrough album Bleed American. Originally released in 2001, the album features the smash hits “The Middle”, “Sweetness”, and “A Praise Chorus”. Bleed American catapulted the band to international stardom and is undoubtedly one of the decade’s landmark rock albums. The new deluxe edition features a wide range of b-sides and bonus tracks, as well “Your House 2007″, a new recording and re-imagining of the Bleed American track.

Tour dates listed below. All shows go on sale this weekend, check JimmyEatWorld.com for ticket info.

June 18th – Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theater
July 1st – Montreal, QC – Le Medley
July 3rd – Kitchener, ON – Elements
July 4th – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
July 5th – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
July 7th – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
July 8th – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
July 9th – Saskatoon, SK – Odeon Events Centre
July 11th – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
July 12th – Calgary, AB – Flames Central
July 14th – Vancouver, BC – Croation Cultural Center
July 15th – Seattle, WA – Showbox
July 16th – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
July 18th – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore

BECK TO RELEASE NEW ABUM THIS SUMMER

BECK
DANGER MOUSE-PRODUCED NEW ALBUM OUT THIS SUMMER
SEPTEMBER 20 HOLLYWOOD BOWL SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SPOON & MGMT ON SALE MAY 10th

Beck has recorded a new album, produced with Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, to be released this summer. The as yet untitled album contains 10 new songs.

Having met a few years ago, Beck and Danger Mouse had planned to work together at some point, finally convening last December to do a few songs. Encouraged by the results, they decided to make an entire record and over the next few months recorded extensively, with the goal of using only 10 pieces in the end.

The result is a tightly assembled group of songs that range in lyrical tone from introspection and social commentary to off the cuff wordplay and lighthearted humor. Musically, the album’s ten tracks vacillate between economy and experimentation, hybrid and pop classicism, while consistently manifesting Beck and Danger Mouse’s shared interest in psych-rock, folk, electronic minimalism and orchestration.

The album’s diversity of tone is belied by an emphasis on songwriting and musical concision, with the album clocking in at a little over 30 minutes.

The album represents the first new Beck music since last year’s Grammy-nominated digital single “Timebomb.” The new songs also mark the first new material Beck has written since the prolific stretch that produced 2005’s platinum Guero and 2006’s universally acclaimed The Information.

On the live front, Beck will play his biggest hometown headline show to date September 20 at the Hollywood Bowl. The bill will also feature special guests Spoon and MGMT and is the first headline date announced on a U.S. itinerary that so far includes the Austin City Limits, Outside Lands and Bumbershoot festivals.

For more information on Beck’s new album and scheduled concert appearances, please contact Steve Martin or Eliot Wadsworth at Nasty Little Man.

NINE INCH NAILS THE SLIP – FIRST EVER COMPLETELY FREE FULL ALBUM DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE NOW AT NIN.COM

Trent Reznor to Fans: “Thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years. This one’s on me.”

As of 12:01 a.m. PST May 5, Nine Inch Nails’ brand new full length album The Slip is available as free download at NIN.com.

Unlike NIN’s recently released Ghosts I-IV, there are NO paid options available for The Slip, nor are there any retail partners. At present, The Slip is available exclusively as a free download at NIN.com. A physical configuration on CD and vinyl is in the works for a July release.

The Slip marks the first time Nine Inch Nails–or any artist of NIN’s stature–has made its new album available completely and exclusively for free as a DRM-free digital download. The Slip is available as a high-quality MP3 or in a variety of lossless formats including, for the first time, a higher-than-CD quality 24 bit 96k version. All downloads include a PDF with credits and artwork.

Like the free single “Discipline” released last week to terrestrial radio stations and their websites and the track “Echoplex” appearing on iLike, The Slip is a classic straightforward NIN album, featuring Trent Reznor on vocals and various instruments as well as Josh Freese, Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini. The record was produced by Reznor, Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder. Art direction by Rob Sheridan.

As with previous Nine Inch Nails releases Year Zero and Ghosts I-IV, the complete multi-track files to The Slip will be available free at launch, allowing anyone who wants to create his or her own remixes and reinterpretations of the songs. As always, the Remix.NIN.com community will provide a sire and infrastructure for fans to upload, share, stream and download these various remixes as well as the original masters, all free of charge or restrictions.

The Slip, like Ghosts I-IV, is being released under a Creative Commons license, allowing fans to distribute the songs and files freely and without fear of copyright infringement. More details regarding this license can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/