Aug 24, 2009

After an unlikely rise to fame (or infamy) though 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston, and seeing his work covered by the likes of Bright Eyes, The Flaming Lips, and Death Cab for Cutie, lo-fi troubadour Daniel Johnston is back with new album Is and Always Was, October 6th. A tour is also planned.  More

Aug 22, 2009

Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes is currently in his Athens, Georgia, home studio working on the band's tenth album, which will be titled False Priest and is tentatively due out next spring. We briefly spoke to Barnes this past Wednesday about his progress on False Priest, which he says is influenced by Parliament and the '80s No Wave scene. More

Aug 21, 2009

The Edmonton Sun, NY Times' Arts Beat and Variety are all reporting about the return of the cross-dressing comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. The Canucks are shooting a comedic murder-mystery miniseries in North Bay, Ontario. More

Aug 21, 2009

Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields aren't waiting until the clock strikes midnight on Halloween to unleash their Dead Man's Bones project on your neighborhood. Their Haunted Mansion-influenced band is jumping the gun and bringing a host of ghouls and goblins with them. On the pair's debut tour, scheduled for this October (of course), the actor/musician band will translate their debut LP's macabre doo-wop with the aide of local choral groups from the 12 respective cities they're hitting. More

Aug 20, 2009

Simian Moble Disco is are embarking on a brief North American tour behind its newest album Temporary Pleasure, which will be released on September 15th by Wichita. More

Aug 20, 2009

Texan rockers White Denim have announced their sophomore album Fits, out October 20th on Downtown Music. Their American tour begins October 24th. More

Aug 20, 2009

Electo-indie kids Passion Pit has announced its winter North American Tour. In addition to headlining shows and playing festivals such as Austin city Limits and Treasure Island, the band will also make an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, September 28th. More

Aug 20, 2009

Pop-jazz pianist and chanteuse Norah Jones will release her fourth studio album this November on Blue Note records. Using the untitled album as a chance for musical experimentation, Jones enlisted songwriting assistance from both Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff. Adding some production umph is Jacquire King—who has previously worked with Tom Waits and Modest Mouse. More

Aug 20, 2009

U.K. dance mongers Basement Jaxx have announced the dates of their first North American tour since October 2006. The electronic duo's five-day party will kick off October 30th in San Francisco and end November 7th in NYC. More