New releases from Brent Hinds

              

Today marks the double release of Mastodon’s Brent Hind’s latest projects- Friend Without A Face and West End Motel. He has opened a special store where you can purchase 1 CD or MP3 CD featuring songs from both bands. 

A limited edition, exclusive t-shirt has also been released in conjunction with the CD. All purchases also come with 2 free bonus tracks (one from each band). That’s 22 songs for $10. Solid.

Update To The Warped App (Free Songs!)

The Warped iPhone and iPod touch App was just updated with a FREE 10-song download offer featuring featuring tracks from Sick of Sarah, Hellogoodbye, A Day To Remember, We Came As Romans, The Wonder Years, The Dangerous Summer, Sharks, Abandon All Ships, Miss May I and Attack Attack. You can download it in the app or on the site and sync to your device or listen on your computer.

Remember! The app is totally free and offers features to help you the day of your show- namely the scheduler to input set and signing times. If you already have the app, the offer will pop up with an update.

Rock on!

                        

Ben Harper Tour + Free Song

It’s been a week of tour announcements hasn’t it! Ben Harper is about to embark on his summer/fall tour that starts in June. There’s a European run there in the middle of it, but he comes back stateside in August. A few dates are already sold out. You know the drill.

Oh yeah, and did I mention Ben released a new, free song this week on iTunes? It’s for his latest single “Don’t Give Up On Me Now.” Party on!

6/4 - Ozark, AR - Wakarusa Festival
6/5 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads
6/6 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre SOLD OUT
6/7 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre SOLD OUT
6/12 - Fès, Morocco - Festival de Fès
6/30 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre SOLD OUT
7/1 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre SOLD OUT
7/2 - Sioux City, OA - Saturday in the Park
7/3 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
7/5 - Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
7/6 - Ottawa, ON - Bluesfest
7/8 - Quebec City, QC - Quebec City International Summer Festival
7/16 - Aix les Bains, France - Festival Musilac
7/18 - Lucca, Italy - Piazza Napoleone
7/19 - Rome, Italy - Fiesta Ippodromo delle Capannelle
7/20 - Milan, Italy - Arena Civica
7/22 - Nimes, France - Festival de Nimes
7/23 - Carcassonne, France - Festival de Carcassonne
7/25 - Saint-Malo-Du-Bois, France - Festival de Poupet
7/28 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Swiss Blues Festival
7/29 - Tarvisio, Italy - Piazza Unita
7/30 - Verona, Italy - Castello Scaligero Di Villafranca
8/1 - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Sporting Summer Festival
8/3 - Corsica, France - La Citadelle
8/5 - Avenches, Switzerland - Rock Oz Arènes
8/6 - Colmar, France - Festival Foire aux Vins d’Alsace
8/7 - Dranouter, Belgium - Dranouter Festival
8/25 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
8/26 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheatre
8/27 - Seattle, WA - Marymoor Amphitheatre
8/28 - Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl
9/2 - Stateline, NV - Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
9/3 - Las Vegas, NV - Pool at Cosmopolitan
9/4 - Del Mar, CA - Del Mar Racetrack (concert following the races)
9/10 - Dana Point, CA - Doheny Days Music Festival
9/27 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
9/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
9/30 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
10/1 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/4 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/5 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

Man Man Pre-order and Tour

Man Man at Auditorium Shore

Man Man has planned an extensive nation-wide tour in support of their anticipated new album Life Fantastic due out May 10th (currently available for pre-order). The first single from the album entitled “Knuckle Down” is now available for purchase digitally at iTunes and Amazon. Get it and try to convince yourself you aren’t excited for the new release…because you can’t!

This spring’s tour dates:

04.27 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre
04.28 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
04.29 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
04.30 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
05.01 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree
05.02 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
05.03 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds Upstairs
05.05 Austin, TX Emo’s – Outside
05.06 Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall
05.07 Oklahoma City, OK Academy of Contemporary Music
05.09 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
05.10 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
05.11 San Diego, CA The Casbah
05.13 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
05.14 San Francisco, CA Bimbo’s
05.16 Seattle, WA Neumos
05.17 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
05.18 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
05.20 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
05.21 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
05.22 Omaha, NE Slowdown
05.23 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
05.24 Chicago, IL Metro
05.25 Pontiac, MI Eagle Theatre
05.26 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
05.27 Montréal, QC Cabaret du Mile-End
05.28 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
05.29 Danbury, CT Bring Our Music Back Fest (BOMB Fest)
05.31 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
06.01 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
06.03 Washington, DC Black Cat
06.04 Philadelphia, PA The Roots Picnic - Festival Pier
06.11 Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo Music Festival

Songs for Japan: iTunes Album

As Japan recovers from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11th, the world’s top recording artists respond to the tragedy with this benefit album. Superstars such as Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Adele, and many others bring together their biggest hits on this benefit album. All proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross. Help support

                            

Free tunes from SXSW

As we are all setting off for our Austin adventures, SXSW has released an official, free Music Sampler on iTunes. It’s 20 free tracks from artists playing the conference that you outta know. It features Talib Kweli, an MC who happens to be performing at our showcase on March 16th.

The sampler is available for a limited time only, so get it while you can!

      

New Datarock Song + Free Download

             

Datarock is currently in the middle of what’s going to be the most epic release in music to date. Seriously. The project, out March 21, will be a vinyl toy. Inside the toy will be a custom designed USB drive containing 105 songs, 1500 photos, 20 music videos and a concert movie. Check out how rad the toy is going to look!

             

The track “Catcher in the Rye” from the USB is available for you to stream at Spin.com and download for totally free (link trusted and verified). I just got the song myself and trust me, you’ll start shimmying. It can’t not happen.


Motörhead + Valient Thorr Tour

           


Motörhead have just announced their North American The World Is Yours 2011 tour. Supporting the headliners will be Clutch and Valient Thorr and tickets are available now.

1/25 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
1/29 Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
1/30 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
1/31 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
2/1 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
2/2 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
2/4 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
2/5 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
2/7 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
2/9 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
2/10 Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
2/12 Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
2/15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
2/16 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom
2/17 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
2/19 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
2/20 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
2/22 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
2/23 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre
2/25 Kitchener, ON @ Elements
2/26 Toronto, ON @ Koolhaus
3/01 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
3/08 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
3/10 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
3/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Live

You can also download Valient Thorr’s latest release “Double-Crossed” for free from their website, and check out their newest video for the same track right here:

The Death Set’s Latest FREE Mix CD

       

We love The mothereffing Death Set. Not just because they are amazing, but they are always giving us (and you) free music!

The Death Set has teamed up with Мишка to release Artificially Sweetened. This mix has an astounding 43 tracks- all for free. There’s going to be something for everyone on this one. If not, you must not listen to any music…so shame on you.

Check out the low-down on this album:

This mix is so much more than raps and rocks getting jumbled around. There’s a good melange of everything that would possibly get people pumped. There’s some salsa, the Zombies, The Jackson 5, some Fugazi, Angry Samoans, The Misfits, Descendents, Waka Flocka, Black Sheep, Cee Lo – you know what, it’s mostly just punk and rap. But there’s a ton of great mixing in this thing.

Sounds like a party, right?! Get it today! We can verify this is a trusted download link.

The full track list is below.

      

Мишка Presents The Death Set – Artificially Sweetened
1. Mario Shows Pee Wee Some New Items In the Magic Shop vs. MFDS (Pee Wee Herman vs. The Death Set)
2. Brooklyn to Baltimore (Scottie B vs. Notorious B.I.G.)
3. I Want You Back (Jackson 5 and a Sprinkle of S & P)
4. 52 Girls vs. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (B52′s vs. O.D.B.)
5. Born Free (Ninjasonik vs. M.I.A. vs. Suicide)
6. Aussie Bogan Chick on Train (Some Dumb Skank)
7. Deformative vs. Circumstances (Black Eyes vs. Buju Banton)
8. I-10 vs. Terrorist (Japanther vs. DJ Vadim)
9. Ballzy Anthem Summertime (Crystal Fighters and a Spinkle of Cerebral Ballzy)
10. Chew It Like a Gun Gum [Mixtape Teaser Edit] vs. 1800 Suicide (The Death Set vs. Gravediggaz)
11. Perversion For Profit (George Putnam)
12. My Shadow vs. Pass the Mic (Jay Reatard vs. The Beastie Boys)
13. Hybrid Moments (The Misfits)
14. Suburban Home (The Descendents)
15. The Choice is Yours (Black Sheep)
16. Be Faithful (Crooklyn Clan)
17. Diamond Sea vs. Be Faithful vs. Hunter S. Thompson Lecture on Herpes & Disco (Sonic Youth vs. Crooklyn Clan vs. Hunter S. Thompson)
18. Pico Pico (Los Pico Pico)
19. Baltimore Collage (Ponytail, Double Dagger, Ecstatic Sunshine, Dan Deacon, Video Hippos, Spankrock, MFDS)
20. They Come to Get Us (The Death Set & XXXChange)
21. Earth Fwend Fire vs. O Lets Do It (Best Fwends vs. Waka Flocka Flame)
22. Mind Ya Buisiness (Rod Lee)
23. Black Metal vs. Lights Out (Ascii Disko vs. Angry Samoans)
24. Kittens Inspired by Canonball, Black Metal, Should I Stay or Should I Go, Get to the Point (The Breeders vs. Ascii Disko vs. The Clash vs. Sizzla)
25. Shot a Fire (Shabba Ranks)
26. Loving You Sometimes (The Outkasts)
27. Time of the Season (The Zombies)
28. Windowlicker (Aphex Twin)
29. Mashed Potato Time vs. He Hit Me vs. In the Clear (Dee Dee King vs. The Crystals vs. Cap’n Jazz)
30. Deep Cover (Hollywood Holt)
31. Subliminal (Suicidal Tendencies)
32. Public Witness (Fugazi)
33. Hypnotize vs. Brown Paper Bag vs. Blitzkrieg Bop (Notorious B.I.G. vs. Roni Size vs. The Ramones)
34. Grinding Halt (The Death Set Covering the Cure)
35. Ya Fat Bugger! (Wigan Fatty Fuck)
36. Chick Habit (April March vs. Zap! Pow! Die!)
37. Fair Weathered Friends (Daedelus)
38. Fair Weathered Friends (Daedelus, The Death Set Wonk Remix)
39. Hello Miss (Cee Lo, XXXChange Remix)
40. At the Movies (Bad Brains)
41. Zombie (The Death Set, Baby Giraffes Remix)
42. Michel Poiccard Prefers the Old (Breathless)
43. Gut Feeling vs. It’s Just a Ride (Devo vs. Bill Hicks)





New Song from The Damned Things

   


The Damned Things (you know- the crazy mash up Every Time I Die, Anthrax and Fall Out Boy) have announced their new album Ironiclast will be available on December 14th. Word on the street says it’s amazing and after seeing the band’s second performance ever, there’s no debating that claim over here.

There are a few of the new tracks on the band’s MySpace, but the latest song “Little Darling” can be heard over at AbsolutePunk. Keith comments on the song:

"Little Darling" may have been the most instinctually oriented song on the record as far as the lyric writing was concerned. I remember when Joe and Rob and I sat down to go over possible melodies, the first line was the "example" we gave as to the vocal cadence of the verse. I remember saying "ok, so something that SOUNDS like ‘little darling’" and went to the drawing board. After nothing really felt right, I realized that those two words were perfect from the beginning. It set the tone for the entire rest of the song which is essentially just a letter of apology for being so absent from certain peoples lives.

A second song “Friday Night (Going Down In Flames)” can be downloaded for free via Facebook and for another taste, check out the song “We’ve Got A Situation Here” below (which is available for download on iTunes):



Just for kicks, see how the guys look live! These photos are from The Borderline in London back in June:

Free Live Tumbledown Tracks

               

Daytrotter, a website that features music sessions from a massive variety of artists, recently had Tumbledown in their studio. The website has a different band session available everyday- which leaves 28 free songs a week for all of us to enjoy for free. On behalf of everyone who likes good music, thanks for bringing TB in!

Tumbledown’s session features new, live recordings of “Butcher of San Antone,” “Let’s Drink,” “State Line” and “Son of a Gun.” To download the set, you must register for the site (all of which is free). If you don’t feel like downloading the tracks, you can simply stream them.

And don’t forget to pick up TD’s latest release Empty Bottle with these awesome packages- like an MP3 download, autographed poster and a t-shirt for $15.

            

Free Bad Religion Tribute Album

 


All great bands will have a tribute album. All the others just probably aren’t as good at this one.

In honor of Bad Religion’s 30th year, Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion has been complied for your enjoyment. I remember the list of artists who were in the mix for this project when it was coming together this past summer and I can say that I’m very impressed by the final cut.

Did I mention that this is a totally free album? Download it now! Right now! For you skeptics, this is a tested, trusted download link so lap it up.

Check out the tracklist below:

01. Switchfoot – Sorrow
02. Guttermouth – Pity
03. Cheap Girls – Kerosene
04. The Weakerthans – Sanity
05. William Elliott Whitmore – Don’t Pray on Me
06. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Against the Grain
07. Riverboat Gamblers – Heaven Is Falling
08. New Politics – Generator
09. Cobra Skulls ft. Fat Mike – Give You Nothing
10. Frank Turner – My Poor Friend Me
11. Polar Bear Club – Better Off Dead
12. Tegan and Sara – Suffer

Get some!

The Pixies perform Doolittle…again!

     

The Pixies just announced they will be heading back out for an extended run of the 2009 Doolittle reunion tour. Last year, the band toured nation-wide in celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary- and it seems like fans have asked for more.

The tour will hit 11 cities throughout September and will offer something the previous tour did not. At the end of each performance, you can get a CD copy of the show at the merch booth. I’d like to see the CD burner they have to tour with that can pop them out that quickly. It must be crazy! I digress…

The show will still feature all of the songs from Doolittle as well as the B-sides associated with the album. As of now, there is no information when tickets will be available.

And let’s say you want to know what the band sounds like now after all these years? Then download a free copy of band’s live EP.

September 7
Tower TheatrePhiladelphia, PA September 10
Ryman AuditoriumNashville, TN September 13
Fox TheatreAtlanta, GA September 17
Uptown TheatreKansas City, MO September 18
Brady TheatreTulsa, OK September 19
Verizon TheatreDallas, TX September 20
Verizon Wireless Theatre
Houston, TX September 22
Austin Music HallAustin, TX September 24
Mesa AmphitheatreMesa, AZ September 25
The JointLas Vegas, NV September 26
RIMAC ArenaSan Diego, CA

Bad Religion Writing New Album

This week marks the official announcement that Bad Religion is recording a new album.



So much is happening for the band on their 30th year anniversary. We’re talking full tours, a live album and now they are working on the next. Do these guys take a break!?

Epitaph Records founder, and Bad Religion member, Brett Gurewitz comments:

While we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary as a band this year it’s also a time when Greg and I have embarked on new creative pursuits which have informed our songwriting process. I’m a new parent again and Greg a new author having just completed his first book Anarchy Evolution. So the songs are a distillation of where we’ve been and who we are now…a natural evolution of creativity. Being a new parent has colored my whole world. As a result I’ve written songs that at least for me, are somewhat less angsty and more introspective and vulnerable. The experience has emboldened me to take some creative risks as a songwriter that I’ve not allowed myself to take before.

Greg also commented on working on the new album:

We wouldn’t embark on this new creative endeavor, Brett wouldn’t have embarked on parenthood, I wouldn’t have embarked on writing a book, if we hadn’t reached a place in our lives where we felt the confidence that we had something to offer and that’s what these songs represent. They represent a new found confidence that things are starting to make sense to us.

If you want the entire free live album, you can still get it for free by signing up for their mailing list…for free. Get it! Get it!!!