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The Thermals Announce September West Coast Tour, “We Were Sick” Single

Aug 04, 2009 The Thermals

Hopefully, The Thermals will play more of those new-fangled “Velvet Underground underwater” songs for West Coast audiences this September. We heard from bassist Kathy Foster that’s where the Portland “post-power-pop” trifecta are heading sonically on the follow-up to the still-very-fresh Now We Can See. More

Autolux Announces First Headlining Tour and First in Four Years

Aug 04, 2009 Autolux

Autolux has announced their fall tour—and their first headlining tour, to be exact and their first tour since 2005. The band will previewing material from their long-awaited forthcoming new album, Transit Transit.

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Los Angeles’ Fuck Yeah Fest Announces 2009 Lineup

Aug 04, 2009 Kurt Vile

Six years in, the festival now has a single designated location and a lineup with oomph. FYF 2009 will take place in the Los Angeles Historic State Park on September 5th, and tickets are already on sale. Lineup includes: Lightning Bolt, Black Lips, Tim and Eric (comedy duo from Adult Swim), Fucked Up, Glass Candy, WAVVES, Times New Viking, No Age, Crystal Antlers, Cold Cave, The Thermals, Japanther, Kurt Vile, Darker My Love. and others. More

Jarvis Cocker Pens Songs for Russell Brand’s Upcoming Forgetting Sarah Marshall Spin-off

Aug 04, 2009 Jarvis Cocker

Russell Brand enlists Jarvis Cocker to pen songs for his upcoming film, Get Him to the Greek (a spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall), and Cocker has plans to reprise his Paris exhibition in London later this year. He tells Billboard he might reform Pulp before he gets too old, but he might not. More

Port O’Brien Inks With TBD Records, Tour Europe and U.S.

Aug 04, 2009 Port O’Brien

By now you’ve caught wind of Port O’Brien‘s plans to release their third album, threadbare. Well, Van Pierszalowski, Cambria Goodwin and co. have also just announced a signing to TBD. More

St. Vincent to Tour Europe With Grizzly Bear

Aug 04, 2009 Andrew Bird

Despite their growing status outside of the indie rock intelligentsia, Grizzly Bear‘s and St. Vincent‘s astutely arranged pop songs have more in common with Stravinsky or Ravel than FM radio hits. Now the two Brooklyn heavyweights are combining their talents and bringing their delicate music to venues throughout Europe. Maybe next time North America. More

Heath Ledger-Directed Modest Mouse Video To Debut Tomorrow

Aug 03, 2009 Heath Ledger

According to Pitchfork, a music video that was helmed by late thepsian Heath Ledger for Modest Mouse‘s song “King Rat” is set to premiere on Myspace Music tomorrow (August 4th). More

Black Heart Procession to Take Six on the Road

Aug 03, 2009 Black Heart Procession

The Black Heart Procession will be releasing its sixth album, which is fittingly entitled Six, on October 6th via Temporary Residence. The first single, “The Rat,” has already been released and now there’s a new video for “Witching Stone.” Black Heart Procession band members Pall Jenkins and Tobias Nathaniel directed, filmed, edited, and star in the video. The band has also announced a fall tour. More

Comic-Con Day Two Report: The Prisoner, 24, Eisner Awards

Aug 02, 2009 Comic-Con 2009 - Day Two

A report from day two of Comic-Con 2009, including panels on The Prisoner, Darwyn Cooke, 24, Bones, Buck Rogers 80th Anniversary, Dollhouse, and TV Guide Sci-Fi Hot List (featuring Chuck‘s Zachary Levi, The Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, Flash Forward‘s John Cho, Eastwick‘s Rebecca Romijn, and V‘s Scott Wolf). Plus, we attended the Eisner Awards. More