Os Mutantes


NEW OS MUTANTES SONG PREMIERES ON STEREOGUM TODAY
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF AUGUST 28

Revered Tropicália band Os Mutantes have emerged after thirty-five years to record a sumptuous new album entitled Haih or Amortecedor due out 09-08 on Anti Records. The new songs are the result of an astonishing collaboration between band leader Sergio Dias and Tom Zé, renowned Brazilian musician and fellow instigator of the Dadaist influenced cut and paste Tropicália movement. The result is an album which both captures the classic Os Mutantes sound while moving it distinctly forward.

When the first new song “Teclar” debuted in July, Pitchfork remarked: “Lead Mutante Sergio Dias isn’t trying to sound like a kid anymore, something more veteran figures should probably try when they record new stuff. The track is slower and more languorous than the Os Mutantes of old. Hints of Eastern melodic scales and pastoral British folk creep in alongside the mix of traditional Brazilian music and Beatles-informed psych that first brought this band into the game.”

The Mutantes are now set to premier a second song off their anticipated new album today at www.stereogum.com. Like most of the new songs, “Anagrama,” is collaborative composition between Dias and Zé. The result is an enthralling mix of modern psychedelia and sensuous folk pop.

“When I first wrote this song it was too personal but I loved the melody,” Diaz explains. “So underneath there are lines of some other lyrics that I am singing. It’s a very poetic love song but it was just too personal, so Tom Zé did this really amazing thing where he cut off the last syllable of every word so you would have to figure them out in your head. There is a telephone voice referencing the other lyrics. The music is kind of a here there and everywhere, a bossa nova with a bit of Loving Spoonful in the guitar.”

The band will embark on an extensive North American tour beginning August 28th in Los Angeles.
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It Dies Today – Free Download

IT DIES TODAY
DEBUT NEW SONG DOWNLOAD AT THE GAUNTLET.COM
BAND SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “LIVIDITY”
ON TRUSTKILL SEPTEMBER 15TH
HEADLINE TOUR WITH VANNA AND
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS STARTS SEPT. 10TH
The wait is over and Trustkill band IT DIES TODAY are set to release their long awaited album LIVIDITY, out September 15. Look for the band to kick off a tour with Vanna and Arsonists get all the girls on September 10 in support.

Free download of a brand new track now at The Gauntlet.com.

Hailing from Buffalo, NY IT DIES TODAY formed in 2001. The group creates a blend of brutal riffs and punishing breakdowns that are coupled with huge anthemic and driving melodies. This dichotomy within their sound has gained them fans across the metal, hardcore and rock scenes. At their formation, most band members were only 16 years old and although now only in their early 20s this is a band who has already accomplished more than bands twice their age and they have only just begun.
Look for the true strength, ability and resolve of this band to explode with “Lividity” on September 15.

Live with Vanna and Arsonists Get All The Girls
September 10 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 11 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
September 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
September 13 – South Hackensack, NJ @ School Of Rock
September 14 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 16 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
September 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
September 18 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
September 19 – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
September 23 – Houston, TX @ The Java Jazz
September 24 – San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
September 25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
September 27 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
September 28 – Farmington, NM @ Gator’s
September 30 -=2 0Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
October 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
October 6 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
October 10 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
October 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
October 15 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
October 16 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
October 17 – Toronto, CA @ Wreck Room

www.myspace.com/itdiestoday
www.trustkill.com/artist/It+Dies+Today
www.trustkill.com

Memphis May Fire Tour

MEMPHIS MAY FIRE ON TOUR NOW

TRUSTKILL RECORDS FULL LENGTH DEBUT
‘SLEEPWALKING’ – AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE – JULY 21

DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE NORTH ATLANTIC VS NORTH CAROLINA AT TRUSTKILL.COM

http://www.trustkill.com/memphismayfire/NorthAtlanticVsNorthCarolina/

Hailing from Dallas, TX — Matt Mullins, Kellen McGregor, Jeremy Grisham, Ryan Bentley and Cory Elder are Memphis May Fire. Their debut full length CD “Sleepwalking” produced by Casey Bates (Chiod os, A Skylit Drive) will hit the street July 21. Look for nonstop touring into 2010 in support of new CD, for up-to-date tour news check out www.killertours.com.

Get a free download of the track “North ATLANTIC VS North CAROLINA” from SLEEPWALKING now at:
http://www.trustkill.com/memphismayfire/NorthAtlanticVsNorthCarolina/

“heads straight for the adrenal gland before unleashing an unexpectedly melodic chorus…what follows pretty much ploughs the same furrow, they really do know how to wield a killer riff and supercharge their melodies, making them impossible to ignore”
–Kerrang!

Already known for their emotionally volatile live show the band puts their heart and soul into delivering a set that leaves attendees stunned and begging for more night after night. The wait is over, and they mean it when they say they’re her e to stay

See them live: (Go to KillerTours.com for all show details)
With Before Fear, Oceana and Of Machines:
7/15 The Crossing Palmdale, CA
7/17 Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
7/19 Bricktown Live Oklahoma City, OK
7/20 Art Ambush Waco, TX
7/21 Rock Bottom San Antonio, TX
7/22 Java Jazz Houston, TX
7/24 Music Box Mobile, AL
7/25 7 avenue Douglasville, GA
7/27 Lucky’s Pub Wilmington, NC
7/29 Eleanor Rigby’s Jermyn, PA
7/30 602 Lounge Patchogue, NY
7/31 Rocko’s Manchester, NH
8/1 Hanger 84 Vineland, NJ
8/2 Chicken Coop Buffalo, NY
8/3 Peabody’s Cleveland, OH
8/4 Static Age ;Romeo, MI
8/6 Mojoes Rock House Orland Park, IL
8/7 Long Memorial Hall Farmington, MI

Look for more dates to be announced soon.

http://www.myspace.com/memphismayfire
www.trustkill.com

Youth Brigade & Off With Their Heads

Youth Brigade will be supporting the upcoming release of the BYO Records 25th Anniversary Boxed set with shows on the East Coast. Touring with them will be Minneapolis’ own, Off With Their Heads. The two bands share key interests that include a penchant for punk rock with more hooks than a fisherman’s tackle box and a love for each other’s bands! A third band will be joining them starting the September 17 date and will be announced in the coming weeks.

The full-length documentary Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records will screen in select cities in conjunction with these tour dates. More details on the release and movie screenings to come. This is only one leg in Youth Brigade’s planned touring which will extend into winter of ’09.

In the meantime, check out the recently launched website www.letthemknowthemovie.com for more on what’s coming up.

For more info on Youth Brigade: www.byorecords.com
For more info on Off With Their Heads: www.myspace.com/offwiththeirheads

9/14/09 Detroit, MI @ Small’s Bar
9/15/09 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
9/16/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere’s
9/17/09 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
9/18/09 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
9/19/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
9/20/09 Boston, MA @ Middle East
9/21/09 Pittsfield, MA @ Hall

Aggrolites Kick Off US Tour

THE AGGROLITES KICK OFF US TOUR IN ANTICIPATION OF NEW ALBUM

Soulful Dirty Reggae Group Embarks On US Tour In Support of Their New Album, IV, Due Out June 9th
“Through sheer force of will (not to mention grooves so enticing you can’t help but fall into them), this quintet simply commands you to buy into their music, which they call “dirty reggae.” It’s rock-steady with a punk-funk edge, with frontman Jesse Wagner’s white-soul vocals and Roger Rivas’ crazy organ lines giving it a party-or-die feel.” – Kevin Bronson, buzzbands.la
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Classics of Love Tour

Classics of Love on Tour
w/ Mike Park

APRIL
24th: USA – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
25th: USA – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
26th: USA – Elgin, IL @ Mad Maggie’s
27th: USA – Springfield, IL @ Black Sheep

MAY
1st: UK – Brighton @ The Engine Room
2nd:UK – London @ Underworld w/Sonic Boom Six
3rd: UK – Cambridge @ The Portland Arms
4th: UK – Kingston @ Fighting Cocks
5th: UK – Manchester @ Retro Bay
6th: UK – Southampton @ Talking Heads
7th: UK – Exeter @ The Hub
8th: UK – Plymouth @ White Rabbit
9th: UK – Swansea, Wales @ Sigma
10th: UK – Bristol @ Croft
11th: UK – Derby @ Victoria Inn
12th: Scotland – Aberdeen @ Cafe Drummonds w/The Hi Jacks
13th: Scotland – Glasgow @ Note
14th: UK – Nottingham @ Seven
15th: UK – Newcastle @ Newcastle College Performance Academy
16th: UK – Harrogate @ The Little Wonder
17th: UK – London @ Barfly

Rancid Returns to the Studio

RANCID SIGNALS RAUCOUS RETURN WITH ESSENTIAL NEW ALBUM LET THE DOMINOES FALL (JUNE 2 – HELLCAT/EPITAPH), THEIR FIRST IN SIX YEARS AND MOST TOPICAL TO DATE

GET THE RANCID WIDGET; BE THE FIRST TO HEAR THEIR NEW SINGLE “LAST ONE TO DIE”: http://www.myspace.com/rancid

SUMMER TOUR WITH RISE AGAINST KICKS OFF JUNE 4

Seminal punk band Rancid – Tim Armstrong (guitar/vocals), Lars Frederiksen (guitar/vocals), Matt Freeman (bass/vocals), and Branden Steineckert (drums) – have set June 2nd for the release of Let The Dominoes Fall (Hellcat/Epitaph), their first studio album in six years. The platinum-selling band recorded at George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound Studio, with production by Epitaph Records founder/Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. Let The Dominoes fall features nineteen new songs, all written by Rancid. Special guest and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T contributes Hammond B3 organ on one track, “Up To No Good.”
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Ska Is Dead

Portland 2009

It’s the Fourth Coming of the Ska Is Dead Tour (http://www.skaisdead.com/), and there are signs that the resurrection is keeping. Marking a return of the all-ska tour after a three-year hiatus, SID4 is bringing ass-shaking good times to an all-ages venue near you RIGHT NOW (see site for tour dates). Saturday’s 6 hour set from 5 great bands proved SID founder Dave Kirchgessner’s posit: Ska is anything but dead.

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Free SXSW Performance

The Shirts for a Cure Project is proud to announce this year’s SXSW day party will feature The Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four, Darkest Hour, The A.K.A.’s and Ruiner. This will be the ONLY 2009 SXSW appearance by The Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four and Darkest Hours. This FREE event will be held at Red 7 (611 East 7th Street) on Friday March 20th, doors open at noon sharp. Donations will be collected at the door and are strong encouraged.

There will be limited space at this event, so please arrive early to be assured entry.

Take a moment to peek at this year’s poster: www.syrentha.org/sxswposter2009.htm

The Aggrolites

Back in Studio for Fourth Album
Open for Michael Franti & Spearhead
Selected to Join Flogging Molly’s Green 17 Tour

“The Aggrolites are one of the most unique bands out there today. In an era where way too many groups sound the same, it’s nice to have a group that is like a breath of fresh air. Their tunes can turn any bad day into a good one and their lyrics will have you singing along in no time.” – Quinnipiac Chronicle (Oct. 2008)

The Aggrolites have returned to the studio to craft their fourth full-length album and follow-up to the acclaimed Reggae Hit L.A. (Hellcat Records). Recording at Kingsize Soundlabs in Los Angeles, and scheduled for release in May 2009, the new album is guaranteed to deliver even more of their signature hard-hitting, soul-infused reggae.

The Aggrolites join socially conscious roots rockers Michael Franti & Spearhead at the new Club Nokia at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles on January 31. Poet, musician and composer, Franti blends hip-hop, funk and reggae together with his outspoken political and progressive lyrics, and has gone on to become a worldwide million-selling artist and a leader in the peace and social justice movement. This show is part of Michael Franti & Spearhead’s 2009 Hey World Tour in support of All Rebel Rockers (Anti- Records), their first Top 40 album. This is the debut pairing of these two truly progressive bands with equally diverse and devoted fan bases. www.spearheadvibrations.com


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