Sunday, April 14, 2013

Inbox Update: Record Store Day, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Maine, Lemuria, kindlewood

With Record Store Day less than a week away, there is plenty of music minded news about all things music being issued fast and furious. Here is a lengthy post with all kinds of updates about forthcoming releases set for spring and summer 2013.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Releases New Song "Hiding"
Lyric Video for "If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On The Dancefloor)"Out Now
Patterns Out Digitally 4/1 & Physically as a Limited Vinyl Only Record Store Day Piece 4/20
Detroit-based  Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. just premiered a brand new song via Earmilk. The new track, entitled "Hiding" is off of the duo's upcoming EP, Patterns, which will be available this coming Tuesday, April 16th digitally and April 20th physically as a vinyl only Record Store Day piece. The physical version of the EP will include two exclusive remixes. Earlier this week, the band released the official lyric video for "If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On The Dancefloor)" the EP's first single with ELLE. Upon it's release, "If You Didn't See Me..." hit #1 on HypeMachine's Most Popular Chart. 

"If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On The Dancefloor)" Lyric Video on YouTube
"If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't On The Dancefloor)" on SoundCloud
Josh and Daniel had this to say about the lyric video: "Hi friends. A few months back we were asked to make a 'lyric video' for our new song "If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't on the Dancefloor". We didn't exactly understand what a lyric video's purpose was,  but it was explained to us that Justin Timberlake and Michael Buble had recently done lyric videos. Since we enjoy any comparison of us made with a straight face to two such perennially snappy dressers as JT and M Bubes we went for it. We also thought it might be fun to turn the video into what is essentially one long, strange commercial for our favorite synthesizer that we used on our forthcoming album... the Teenage Engineering OP-1. If you're not familiar with the OP-1 it's really, really amazing AND is the reason you see Daniel playing the world's smallest keyboard in the video (i'm sure at least a couple of you were wondering). If you ARE familiar with the OP-1 this sorta serves as a fanboy video for its usage and illustrates how we sampled our own vocal, chopped it up and ran it through the OP-1 to create the 'hook' you hear intermittently throughout "If You Didn't See Me...". "

It's been a crazy ride for these two Detroit boys. Within a year of posting a self-produced EP on their website, DEJJ were performing in front of 10-15,000 people at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and selling out headlining dates across the country. Warner Bros. Records released the band's debut album, It's A Corporate World, in June of 2011, which was championed by Rolling Stone, Paste, Filter and Stereogum. DEJJ became one of the most blogged about bands of 2011. Josh and Daniel are modern day musicians not resigned to a certain category. 

Tour Dates:
4/20 - DETROIT - MAJESTIC THEATER (Record Store Day Show)  


Phoenix, Arizona’s The Maine will release their fourth studio album Forever Halloween worldwide on June 4th*. The record will be released independently in the US in partnership with their management team Eighty One Twenty Three, and released via Rude Records in Europe, UK, Southeast Asia, Australia and Japan.
The album, produced by Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs, will be the band’s second consecutive self-­funded release following their departure from Warner Bro. Records.
"To be seen and treated as an equal by someone you hold in high regard is a gratifying and refreshing feeling” says frontman John O’Callaghan on working with Benson. “[He] opened his studio doors, did that and much more which helped provide the platform to create an album we can now all stand behind."
In support of the new record, The Maine will embark on a US tour from June through July. They will be headlining the first ever 8123 tour and share the stage with friends A Rocket To The Moon, This Century and Brighten. Look for The Maine’s new album Forever Halloween on June 4th and check out for more information.
The Maine is John O'Callaghan, Garrett Nickelsen, Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, and Jared Monaco.
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Lemuria announces new LP and tour dates
Without a distinguishable understanding of the pop and intensity, a silent video of a Lemuria show would appear to be that of a blistering hardcore trio. To the viewers surprise, turning the audio on they'd find the stage diving mania and screamers are really chanting "Maybe I should wear lipstick too" or "You fit in my skin, softest I've let in" as guitarist/vocalist Sheena Ozzella's dynamic, melodic voice guides the unlikely chorus.
Lemuria might not sound like they are from Buffalo, NY, but the band was proudly birthed there, following the legacy of an oddly eclectic, if not eccentric, music scene. When you loosen your ears to the sugary indie-pop, you'll discover discordant notes, odd time signatures, and brutal riffs creating menacing yet catchy music.
Releasing their early 7" EPs and splits on drummer/vocalist Alex Kerns' label Art of the Underground, they landed their debut full length Get Better on west coast pop-punk label Asian Man Records. Following their debut, and worked into an ambitious DIY touring schedule, they sprinkled 7" releases around on labels such as Hex, No Idea Records, and Suburban Home. Eventually, they would settle in with the Boston-based Bridge Nine Records with their 2011 sophomore album, Pebble. Pebble received great critical acclaim and was featured with SPIN,, and countless other magazines and websites.
Now, Lemuria are gearing up to release their newest effort The Distance Is So Bigon Bridge Nine Records on June 18th.  Their most mature and best effort to date, this album was recorded at the Magpie Cage with J Robbins (Against Me!, Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring) earlier this year.  Look for song premieres, pre-orders, and more news coming very soon.


Sat-May-04    Purchase, NY        SUNY Purchase   
Fri-May-17    St Catherines, ON    Mansion House
Sat-May-18    Toronto, ON        Polyhaus
Sun-May-19    Montreal, QC        Pouzza Fest
Mon-May-20    Winooski, VT        Monkey House
Tue-May-21    Boston, MA        TT The Bears
Wed-May-22    Providence, RI        The Met
Thu-May-23    New Haven, CT        Cafe Nine
Fri-May-24    Hoboken, NJ        Maxwells
Sat-May-25    Brooklyn, NY        Shea Stadium
Sun-May-26    Philadelphia, PA    Barbary  
Tue-May-28    Baltimore, MD        Metro Gallery
Fri-May-31        Pittsburgh, PA        Mr. Smalls Theatre
Sat-Jul-20        Blacksburg, VA        I Got Brains Fest 2

The Distance Is So Big  
(Bridge Nine)
Street Date: June 18, 2013

Michael and Stephen Moon
Brilliant Dancer
Clay Baby
Paint The Youth
Dream Eater
Oahu, Hawaii
Bluffing Statistics
Public Opinion Bath
Congratulations Sex
Survivors' Guilt


kindlewood Premieres Video For "Give & Take" On Paste Magazine

Sophomore Release Due Summer/Fall 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Gritty and delicate” (C-Ville Weekly) folk trio kindlewood premiered the video for the single “Give & Take” on Paste Magazine.
"Give & Take is about holding on to and being passionate about core beliefs and causes, but being willing to change and expand or take a step back; it's about that balance,” explains kindlewood’s Kelci Smith.  “It takes more than one mind and more than one heart to make a difference and live in peace with each other."

The trio enlisted director Cory Pampalone and his crew - Michael Hartnett (cinematography) Jen Thompson (production) – to bring the song to life.
“My intentions were to present a new look for kindlewood, something that was still loyal to who they are and what the song "Give & Take" represents but a departure from the overly folksy/earthy imagery and introducing some polished stark studio-esque environments.”
Released in 2012, the single follows their 2011 debut Desiderium – nominated for “Best Contemporary Folk Recording of 2011” by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). And the trio was also nominated by The Deli Magazine/DC for “Best Emerging Band” of 2011.
Kindlewood’s sound is “marked by the pretty dulcet vocals of frontwoman Kelci Smith, sister to Fleet FoxesJ. Tillman and Pearly Gate Music's Zach Tillman.” (-Creative Loafing Tampa) But as Dallas’s Pegasus News notes, “Family ties aside, Kelci has proven herself an adept songwriter through and through.”
Kelci is backed by her husband, Galen Smith, and friend Jamison Lyman whose technical proficiency on the guitar and proclivity to fingerstyle picking provide the perfect landscape for Kelci’s imagery and are often times the catalysts for her inspiration. With the incorporation of assorted percussion and various instruments like the ukulele, Shruti box, harmonica and glockenspiel, the trio delivers “an enchanting bucolic sound” (– Musicalshapes blog) and a remarkable live performance.
kindlewood is currently writing and recording the follow up to Desiderium due later this year.

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