Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Stars Release Video for Take Me To The Riot

The Stars upcoming release of In Our Bedroom After The War features a DVD of video goods that include a documentary of the band, with interviews and live performances. The whole band experience, you know? It was shot when the band toured in support of their Set Yourself on Fire album.

Also out now is their new video for Take Me To The Riot, directed by Benjamin Weinstein.

Video: Take Me To The Riot

LeLoup Gets Blips on New MP3

Boasting 8 members and a dedicated group of design peeps centered around production, photography and PR, the Washington DC-based band is the second band to sign to the Hardly Art label.

Before you think they're just about image, consider this... they consider themselves a collective of artists and musicians. The band is finishing their new album The Throne of the Heaven of the Third Nations' Millennium General Assembly.

Indie pop meets blips on their new single We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!

MP3: LeLoup

Animal Collective Start Tour Today

With Strawberry Jam coming out next week, Animal Collective have jumped out on tour. The music for this album was actually started two years ago, so it would be interesting to hear what the band is actually working on right now. Animal Collective really is one of those ahead of its time bands, so right now they're probably developing the sounds that other bands will be copying in 2010.

The songs were written in international hot spots like New York, Lisbon, Paris and Baltimore (who knew?) by Avey Tare and Panda Bear, with the rest of the band adding a more complete sound as they all hooked up to work through the music.

The band recorded the album at the Wavelab in Tucson with Scott Colburn (Arcade Fire, Animal Collective) as the producer, then headed back to Brooklyn for the final mixdown with Nicholas Vernhes at the Rare Book Room. Strawberry Jam is due for release on September 10th via Domino Records. Their Peacebone EP is out now.

MP3: Panda Bear
MP3: Avey Tare & Kria Brekkan

Animal Collective Tour Dates
09-05 - the Avalon - Boston, Massachusetts
09-06 - Le National - Montreal
09-07 - Bronson Centre Theater - Ottowa
09-08 - Phoenix Toronto
09-09 - Oberlin College - Oberlin, Ohio
09-10 - Vic Theater - Chicago, Illinois
09-11 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, Minnesota
09-14 - Neumos - Seattle, Washington
09-15 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver
09-16 - Roseland Theater - Portland, Oregon
09-17 - the Fillmore - San Francisco, California
09-18 - Henry Fonda Theater - Los Angeles
09-20 - the Rialto Theater - Tuscon, Arizona
09-21 - club 101 - EL PASO, Texas
09-22 - Emos - Austin, Texas
09-23 - Bricktown Ballroom - Norman, Oklahoma
09-24 - Gargoyle Club - St. Louis, Missouri
09-25 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, Tennessee
09-26 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, Georgia
09-27 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, North Carolina
09-28 - 9:30 Club - Washington, Washington DC
09-29 - Starlight Ballroom - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
09-30 - Webster Hall - New York, New York
10-01 - Webster Hall - New York, New York
10-15 - Debaser Medis - Stockholm, Sweden
10-16 - Jon Dee - Oslo, Norway
10-17- Loppen - Copenhagen, Denmark
10-18 - Festaal Kreutzurgh - Berlin, Germany
10-19 - Cologne, Germany
10-20 - Theatre Place - St Gallen, Switzerland
10-22 - Uebel und Gefaehrlich - Hamburg, Germany
10-24 - Cabaret Sauvage - Paris, France
10-26 - Botanique-Orangerie - Brussels, Belgium
10-28 - Wilde Theatre - Reading, UK
10-29 - St George's Church - Brighton, UK
10-30 - Trinity - Bristol, UK
11-01 - Astoria - London, UK
11-03 - New Century Hall - Manchester, UK
11-04 - Tripod - Dublin, UK
11-05 - Irish Center - Leeds, UK
11-06 - Ora Mor - Glasgow, UK