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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: THE STRANGE BOYS + THE GROWLERS @ THE ECHO

One of our new favorite bands from Austin is THE STRANGE BOYS, great grimey garage rock, are in town and playing tonight at The Echo with another FS favorite - THE GROWLERS.

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FUTURE SOUNDS 33 RELEASED TODAY ON ITUNES

FUTURE SOUNDS RECORDS is open for business today with the release of FUTURE SOUNDS 33 on Itunes digitally. The hard copies for subscribers go out this week.

Here's the tracklisting:


1. FITZ & THE TANTRUMSBreakin’ The Chains Of Love
Los Angeles based FITZ & THE TANTRUMS take a classic Northern Soul sound and infuse some 2009 for a cocktail of old fashioned songwriting and beats. Already picked up by DJ/tastemaker Mark Ronson and RCRDLBL.com, this new school “wrecking crew” sound like they could slide right into the Phil Spector camp. White-boy soul never sounded so good or so contemporary and relevant.
Management: Future Sounds. Legal: Gary Mandel/Gillian Bar.
Needs: US/UK booking.
Fitz & The Tantrums – Songs For A Break-Up Vol. 1 EP – Unsigned

2. THE NIGHTS Lonely Soul
Lonely Soul” is one of those tracks that feels familiar, even after the first listen. This Los Angeles based act is relatively new to the scene and have started to raise their profile locally while at the same time delivering a couple of demo recordings worthy of major attention. Their self-titled EP will be done by the end of June.
Needs: Management, legal, booking
The Nights – Demos – Unsigned

3. LILOFEE – Lock & Key
San Francisco four-piece, LILOFEE, get their name from a German fairytale and inspiration from frontwoman Kimi Recor’s wild imagination and even wilder stage presence. If Ladytron and The Knife got together and added a dash of Interpol you might get close to the dark force that is LILOFEE. “Lock & Key” should be this year’s Ting-Tings/Santogold crowd favorite.
Management: Future Sounds. Needs: Legal, US/UK booking.
Lilofee – The Only Years – Unsigned

4. LOCAL NATIVES – Airplanes
LA is pumping out the new artists of late, and this five-piece has people chasing. LOCAL NATIVES produce music that with layers and grassroots thrills. Harmonies, three-part in fact, upon harmonies are what make this band tick, much like those Fleet Foxes. Formerly CAVIL AT REST, now they are locals making lots of buzz. UK tour in July coming up.
Management: Phil Costello. Legal: Richard Grabel. Booking: Jackie Nalpant US/ David Exley UK.
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor – Unsigned

5. MUMFORD & SONS – White Blank Page
London’s MUMFORD & SONS have turned in this year’s most beautiful song, with “White Blank Page.” Big words? Perhaps, but listen and get ready for your lady to put her head on your shoulder. Ready to rival Bon Iver in 2009 for the tender, Americana thrown.
Management: Laura Taylor Booking: Lucy Dickins/Adam Voith
Mumford & Sons – Mumford & Sons EP – Chess Club Records

6. DJANGO JAMES & THE MIDNIGHT SQUIRES Giving Tree
Fronted by 18 year-old Django James (Stewart), this LA based five-piece mixes Bowie and T Rex, while remaining unique enough to sound like no one else around these days. Live, this band is hell on wheels. Their first UK single drops in July on Once Upon A Time Records.
Management: Future Sounds. Legal: Danny Passman. Needs: Booking
Django James & The Midnight Squires – Demos – Unsigned

7. THE BROTHERS MOVEMENT – Sister
Dublin’s THE BROTHERS MOVEMENT have finished a record that sounds like what the new Verve record should’ve sounded like. Beyond just Ashcroft references, you get the best of early Oasis and touches of The Jesus & Mary Chain and Spaceman 3. Yeah, I just referenced all those bands, big words indeed, and this record has the songs to back it up. The band previously known as MAINLINE are now a five piece built around the Paxton brothers.
Management: Future Sounds. Legal: Kieren Jay. Booking: Steve Zapp, ITB. Needs: US booking.
The Brothers Movement – The Brothers Movement – Rocket Girl Records (UK)

8. ALL WRONG AND THE PLANS CHANGE I Get Down
Los Angeles-based ladies, Kassia Conway and Amy Wood have the voices of angels and have built a band around the love of Belly and Pavement. Track “I Get Down” is a hit within the first 20 seconds, the kind of song that moved the needle back when terrestrial radio still mattered. Some music supervisor somewhere is going to have a big year with this album.
Management: Future Sounds. Needs: US booking, legal.
All Wrong And The Plans Change – I’m Like Whatever – Unsigned

9. CASXIO – Seventeen
I’m only 17 but my love is for real,” says CASXIO, yet another LA act that made an impact at SXSW and is now headlining clubs locally. Think a white Prince and you’re getting close in description. Their live act should go over big anywhere that is looking for a party. This four-piece, built around the spunk of vocalist Lucas Guerin, call their music “religious funk.”
Management: Mike Merriman. Legal: Jordan Brokley. Needs: US/UK booking
Casxio – Demos – Unsigned

10. RUBBER KISS GOODBYE – We See Lights
We were intrigued by this trio from London called RUBBER KISS GOODBYE and the pedigree they posses. Interesting back-story here – the members include Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music’s kid, plus the guitarist from Ferry's band, and the former bass player for Babyshambles. It all adds up to a modern day glam rock wet kiss.
Management: Jeff Wooding. Legal: Jeff Leven. Needs: US/UK booking.
Rubber Kiss Goodbye – Demos – Unsigned

11. LOVELIKEFIRE – William
San Francisco’s LOVELIKEFIRE is a repeat offender to the Future Sounds compilation series, having first appeared on the FS26 CD years back. This time they’ve stepped out with a UK label and an album full of singles. Frontwoman Ann Yu has stepped into the spotlight and is quickly becoming a star in the making.
Management: Future Sounds. UK Booking: Ed Stringfellow Legal: Dave Kostiner Needs: US booking.
LoveLikeFire – Tear Ourselves Away - Heist Or Hit Records UK

12. AVI BUFFALO – What’s In It For?
The teenage AVI BUFFALO from Long Beach, California is a virtuoso guitar player, a la Nels Kline, who’s still in high school, as is his band. They started writing and recording at age 10 and are now only 17. I was trying to get my learner’s permit to drive when I was that age, not writing music so gentle and advanced. A recent LA residency at The Echo has spurred label and booking interest from some indie luminaries. Could be next year’s Shins.
Needs: Management, booking, legal.
Avi Buffalo – Settled Tigertail EP – Unsigned

13. LEE MEMORIAL – Long Days In Bed
Melbourne, Australia’s LEE MEMORIAL released their full-length in Australia in March 2009 but we just woke up on this sleeper, “Long Days In Bed.” Containing former members of Sleater-Kinney and Sodastream, these veterans knocked out eleven songs in four days. Heading to Europe later this year.
Manager: Karl Smith. Publishing: Mushroom Music/Admin Chrysalis Music (ASCAP). Needs: US Booking, US/EU label
Lee Memorial – The Lives Of Lee Memorial – Dot Dash Records (AU)

14. GRAN RONDE – On Our Own
Future Sounds decided to not leave Los Angeles’ GRAN RONDE on their own with their latest release of music, “Secret Rooms” that dropped on June 15th. Early on they’ve been spending time developing the UK, having finished a headlining tour and headed back.
Needs: Management, US booking.
Gran Ronde – Secret Rooms – Friends vs. Records

15. VERTIGO SMYTH – Comfort Me
VERTIGO SMYTH’s hummable “Comfort Me” is an instant classic. From the lovely Gallway, Ireland, this singer-songwriter cites Rufus Wainwright and Elliott Smith as influences, but seems to take their creative lead and manage to stay very pop-centric in his approach. Needs: Management, Legal, Booking.
Vertigo Smyth – EP No. 1 – Unsigned

OTHER ARTISTS TO WATCH:

BAND OF SKULLS – Track: Hollywood Bowl
We picked “the hit,” but we may be bold enough to call this trio’s full-length “Baby Darling Doll Face Honey” our album of 2009 thus far. They could be the new White Stripes. Shangri-La Records

DIANE BIRCH – Track: Nothing But A Miracle
It's as if Carole King’s “Tapestry" record had a baby and out popped DIANE BIRCH. This one could be a breakout in a time when no one is breaking out. S-Curve Records

THE LIMOUSINES – Track: Very Busy People
We tried to land them for FS33 but they just signed with Universal Republic so congrats for jumping the line. San Francisco based duo writing perfect indie rock songs.

EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS – Track: Home
The LA based collective sometimes contains as many as 15 members and recalls the ethos of Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters circa 1964, complete with a Partridge Family school bus. A phenomenon.

THE ANSWERING MACHINE – Track: Emergency
This Manchester UK act’s “Another City, Another Sorry” CD is nearly perfect and contains at least six singles. Picking one was like shooting a family member – which one goes? Heist Or Hit Records UK

SHILPA RAY & HER HAPPY HOOKERS – Track: Filthy & Free
Our favorite live act at SXSW, SHIPLA could be the second coming of Janis Joplin or Rosemary Clooney. This is dirty, sexy time music.

GENERATIONALS – Track: When They Fight, They Fight
New Orleans based white kids playing ‘60’s Motown inspired indie rock. Barry Gordy would be proud. Park The Van Records

ALSO BUZZING:
Crocodiles, The Magic Kids, Favours For Sailors, The Love Language, Solid Gold, The Low Anthem, New Villager, Violent Soho, Lissy Trullie, Zeus, The Intelligence, Pow Wow!, Wet Paint, Class Actress, Lights On, Deastro, Neon Indian, Still Flyin, French Horn Rebellion, Minnaars, French Miami, Surf City, Dark Meat, The Antlers, Baddies, Casper Bangs, Clare Maguire, I Blame Coco, The Old Romantic Killer Band, The Sound Of Arrows, Theophilus London, Apes Of Wrath, City Light, Dutch Uncles, Other Girls.


FS33 album artwork by Ivan Minsloff

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Monday, June 29, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: CASXIO & ALL WRONG & THE PLANS CHANGE

The final night of the OLIVER FUTURE residency at The Echo happens tonight, and the line up supporting their final performance is a Future Sounds double team: CASXIO and ALL WRONG & THE PLANS CHANGE, both appearing on FS33 tomorrow, make this FREE gig the choice to be tonight.

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LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY 6.29.09


Here's today's playlist...

Future Sounds #29 - June 29, 2009

SPECIAL FUTURE SOUNDS 33 EDITION

Fitz & The Tantrums – Breakin’ The Chains of Love – Songs For A Break-Up Vol. 1 EP – Future Sounds Records

INTERVIEW WITH FITZ

The Nights – Lonely Soul – Demos – Unsigned
Lilofee – Lock & Key - The Only Years – Unsigned
Local Natives – Airplanes – Gorilla Manor – Unsigned
Mumford & Sons – White Blank Page – Mumford & Sons EP – Chess Club Records

BREAK

Django James & The Midnight Squires – Giving Tree – Demos – Unsigned
The Brothers Movement – Sister – The Brothers Movement – Unsigned
All Wrong & The Plans Change – I Get Down – I’m Like Whatever – Unsigned

BREAK

Casxio – Seventeen – 4 Song Demo – Unsigned
Rubber Kiss Goodbye – We See Lights – Rubber Kiss Goodbye – Unsigned
LoveLikeFire – William – Tear Ourselves Away – Heist Or Hit Records
Avi Buffalo – What’s It In For? – Settled Tigertail – Unsigned

BREAK

Lee Memorial – Long Days In Bed – The Lives Of Lee Memorial – Dot Dash Records
Gran Ronde – On Our Own – Secret Rooms – Friends Vs. Records
Vertigo Smyth – Comfort Me – EP No. 1 – Unsigned

BREAK

FLASHBACK TO FUTURE SOUNDS 1-32 HIGHLIGHTS

The Postal Service – Such Great Heights – Give Up – Sub Pop (FS01)
The Killers – Somebody Told Me – 5 Song Demos – Unsigned (FS03)
Raycharles Lamontagne – Please – Demos – Unsigned (FS08)
Shout Out Louds – Please Please Please – Howl Howl Gaff Gaff – Bud Fox (FS10)

BREAK

Bloc Party – She’s Hearing Voices – Demos – Unsigned (FS14)
Editors – Bullets – Demos – Unsigned (FS18)
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy – St. Elsewhere – Downtown Records (FS23)
Lily Allen – LDN – LDN Single – Parlophone Records (FS24)

BREAK

Sam Sparro – Black & Gold – Black & Gold EP – Unsigned (FS29)
MGMT – Time To Pretend – Time To Pretend Single – Columbia Records (FS29)
Lykki Li – Little Bit – Little Bit EP – Unsigned (FS30)

BREAK

Ida Maria – Oh My God – Demo – Unsigned (FS31)
The Muslims – Bright Side – The Muslims – Unsigned (FS32)

BREAK

Band Of Skulls – Patterns – Baby Darling Doll Face Honey – Shangri-La Music
Portugal. The Man – Work All Day – The Satanic Satanists – Equal Vision Records

END OF PROGRAM

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Friday, June 26, 2009

NEW TALE TO TELL - LOVE & ROCKETS TRIBUTE EXCLUSIVE ON WOXY.COM

Christopher "The Minister" will be delivering to WOXY.COM the exclusive airing of the 'NEW TALE TO TELL: A Tribute To Love & Rockets' program, airing Wed. July 1 @ 9pm, Thur. July 2 @ 6pm, Sat. July 4 @ 4pm, and Sun, July 5 @ Noon, and then on-demand through the WOXY website. The CD drops digitally on July 28th so this will be the first place you can listen.

The Show will feature
*War Tapes
*Puscifer (MJ Keenan)
*The Dandy Warhols
*A Place To Bury Strangers
*8mm
*Black Francis
*The Flaming Lips
*The Stone Foxes
*Snowden
*The Morlocks
*Lossy Coils w Ian Moore
*Film School

We stopped by The Minister's studio and got a first listen to the tracks, and we're blown away by the FILM SCHOOL track, the A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS track, and also the BLACK FRANCIS covers. One song in particular grabbed our attention by a San Francisco band we weren't aware of is by THE STONE FOXES, and The Minister was nice enough to let us give it away to you here....

THE STONE FOXES "Fever" (mp3)

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FUTURE SOUNDS 33 TO BE RELEASED ON TUESDAY JUNE 30TH

It's been forever since we've put out one of our comps, we've been busy ok, but on Tuesday June 20th we're coming strong with the release of FUTURE SOUNDS 33 on Itunes and to our loyal mailing list. It's also the kick-off of FUTURE SOUNDS RECORDS, our digital singles label.

FS33 features 15 artists that if you don't know yet, you'll know very well in the coming year. For those of you coming out to any of our July RUMBLE events in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego or New York, you can also pick up a copy of the CD.

If you've never checked out any of the previous 32 compilations, click the COMPILATIONS tab above and take a walk down memory lane with us. In most cases, those bands first appeared on the FS comp. We will also be debuting the album first on the Future Sounds radio show on WOXY.COM on Monday the 29th, so the early bird can get the worm if you tune in. I say this every time, but FS33 is the best one yet.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: AVI BUFFALO @ REGENT THEATRE

Our friends in AVI BUFFALO just returned home from a trip up to Seattle and back on tour and have never sounded better rolling into tonight's show at the Regent Theatre in downtown LA with THE MINOR CANON and LANDY. Little Radio is presents the evening. $5

448 S. Main St.
Los AngelesCalifornia

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

JUST ANNOUNCED - THE LINE UP FOR THE RUMBLE: SF JULY

Still basking in the glory of last night's LOCAL NATIVES set in Hollywood at our party at Space15Twenty, we doubled our pleasure by confirming the Natives to our RUMBLE: SF party at Harlot next week for our July party. The local buzz act, OONA, a voice and a talent that will spill outside the Bay area soon enough, joins the evening, as does DJ Eddy Bauer.

The RSVP link is already up > http://sonicliving.com/therumble

Our partners in the Rumble: SF, THE OWL MAG, sent the sweet Mari out to have beers with OONA and it was girls gone wild....


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PHOTOS FROM LAST NIGHT'S FUTURE SOUNDS PRESENTS

It may have started off a little chilly (LA > Chilly = 68 degrees) but after SEAN BONES jumped on stage the place warmed up quickly at Space15Twenty in Hollywood. By the time LOCAL NATIVES began their set, the night was gorgeous under the stars and the glow of the Capitol Records building and Amoeba.

Here are a few pics from last night's FUTURE SOUNDS PRESENTS party....


Sean Bones giving us sweet sugar in our spoon.

BUZZBANDS.LA super DJ, Kevin Bronson from the bird's nest

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A short clip from the LOCAL NATIVES set

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: FS PRESENTS SEAN BONES + LOCAL NATIVES

FUTURE SOUNDS and BUZZBANDS.LA have teamed up to present a night of up-and-coming bands at Space15Twenty in Hollywood on June 23, 2009. Party starts at 7pm.

Frenchkiss Records have released the debut album, "Rings" by Brooklyn's SEAN BONES, and we've been loving the infusion of white boys doing indie-reggae. The first two singles, "Easy Street" and "Sugar In My Spoon" were brilliant, and new track, "Dancehall" continues the rub-a-dub sound.

LA's LOCAL NATIVES could be the hottest unsigned US band in the UK at the moment, being chased around by everyone last week over there, they return home as local champions that we're very proud of. We're thrilled to announce that their song, "Airplanes" will be featured on FUTURE SOUNDS 33, to be released on June 30th.

Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands.LA) and LLDope (Future Sounds) will hit the decks tonight to warm it up for the bands and the Cool Haus Ice Cream truck is coming for free treats.

The party is FREE

SPACE15TWENTY is at 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood

FUTURE SOUNDS & BUZZBANDS.LA PRESENT
SEAN BONES & LOCAL NATIVES
SPACE15TWENTY
JUNE 23rd, 2009
7PM

8PM SEAN BONES
9PM LOCAL NATIVES

GUEST DJ'S
Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands.LA)
LLDope (Future Sounds)

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Monday, June 22, 2009

LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY 6.22.09

Here's today's playlist...

Future Sounds #28 - June 22, 2009

Clinical Trials – Polly Got Away – In The Wake Of The Digital Afterlife
The Ettes – Take It With You – Do You Want Power – Take Root Records
The Nights – Teenage Daydream – Demos – Unsigned
Magic Wands – Teenage Love – Magic, Love & Dreams EP – Young And Lost Club
Kym Brown – Almost Happy – Almost Happy Single – Unsigned

BREAK

All Wrong & The Plans Change – Whiskey Birds – I’m Like Whatever – Unsigned
City LightAll You Demons – Burn Out Bright – Unsigned
Bruce Peninsula Steamroller – A Mountain Is A Mouth – Bruce Trail
Portugal. The Man – Work All Day – The Satanic Satanists – Equal Vision Records
Mumford & Sons – The Cave – The Cave & The Open Sea – Unsigned

BREAK

Zeus – How Does It Feel – Sounds Like Zeus EP – Arts & Crafts
Casper Bangs – The Other Half – The Other Half – Unsigned
Dutch Uncles Takeover – Dutch Uncles – Unsigned
Minnaars Essay Essay Essay – Minnaars EP – Unsigned
Frankel – Anonymity Is The New Fame - Anonymity Is The New Fame – Autumn Tone Records

BREAK

Class Actress – Beinvenue – Demos – Unsigned
Diane Birch – Fire Escape – Bible Belt – S-Curve Records
Eels – In My Dreams – Hombre Lobo – Vagrant Records
Rae Spoon Great Lakes – Superioryouareinferior – Washboard Records

BREAK

Apes Of Wrath – Wide Awake – Apes Of Wrath EP – Obscure Magpie
The Strange Boys – This Girl Taught Me A Dance – And Girls Club – In The Red
The Setting Son – Soulmate – Spring Of Hate – Bad Afro Records
The Filthy Souls – Coz I Know Who You Are – The Filthy Souls - Unsigned
King Tuft – Sun Medallion – Was Dead – The Colonel Records

BREAK

Duologue – Ostrich – Demos - Unsigned
Jeremy Jay – Gallop – Slow Dance – K Records
Sean Bones – Dancehall – Rings – Frenchkiss Records

BREAK

THE HOT 5

Band Of Skulls – I Know What I Am – Baby Darling Dollface Honey – Shangri-La Music
Favours For SailorsI Dreamt That You Loved Me In Your Dreams – Furious Sons – Tough Love Records
Jump Into The GospelFlagship – Jump Into The Gospel – Unsigned
Amazing Baby – Bayonets – Rewild – Shangri-La Music
Other GirlsHey Fella Ya Fell – Perfect Circles – Audio Eagle Records

END OF PROGRAM


* Bold denotes FS radio show debut artist

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Friday, June 19, 2009

FRIDAY NIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: LOVELIKEFIRE & ALL WRONG & THE PLANS CHANGE

A Future Sounds double-banger tonight at the Bootleg Theatre in downtown LA as LOVELIKEFIRE and ALL WRONG & THE PLANS CHANGE team up for an all ages show. Both bands are going to be featured on the soon to be released FUTURE SOUNDS 33 compilation and both acts have amazing frontwomen.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: FITZ & THE TANTRUMS @ 3 CLUBS

NY UNDERBELLY are presenting a show tonight at 3 Clubs in Hollywood with FITZ & THE TANTRUMS as well as other acts you know. Fitz has been off globe trotting and doing radio shows and he is back, rested and ready with Tantrums in tow. Our SF friends, MUSIC FOR ANIMALS are making the trip down the Grapevine to be there as well. Here's the lineup:

9:00 - Le Mood (from NYC!)
9:45 - Fitz and the Tantrums
10:30 - Music for Animals
11:15 - AdamandEvil

Free Spaten beer from 9-10

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TONIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO: THE FINAL SHOW EVER FOR THE BLACKS

Sad times indeed. Our bi-coastal friends, THE BLACKS, have decided that they'll wrap up their illustrious career with a farewell show at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco tonight. The Tambourine madness has stopped, and silence.....

We've had many previous live's with members of The Blacks dating back aways, and I'm sure members will continue to rock, because that's what they do. When they dropped their debut EP, Nom De Guerre, we loved it and added "Elegant Walk" to our Future Sounds 30 compilation. Now they leave us with a parting gift, Tiger Songs, which drops digitally on July 21st on Tricycle Records.

They decided to go out in style, adding THE FEROCIOUS FEW, a band with a recent record deal, and a band that has nothing but the heavens ahead of them, as well as THE RED VERSE, labelmates from Tricycle.

We'll miss you freaks.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: LILOFEE @ CLUB MOSCOW

If you were at Cinespace last night you witnessed the new look LILOFEE, all SEVEN members deep, playing the best sounding set I've ever seen them play. Tonight they roll over to Keith Wilson's CLUB MOSCOW party at Boardeners for another run with AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC. $2 PBR's all night and a bunch of other bands and DJ's.

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TONIGHT IN NEW YORK - THE RUMBLE: NY @ FONTANA'S

THE RUMBLE: NEW YORK
Wednesday, June 17
Fontana's
105 Eldridge Street, New York NY / (212) 334 - 6740
(B or D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Delancey)
Show 8:30 pm / $7
Featuring Neighbors, The Royal Chains and Pinky

Summer is officially here and why not come kick off a season of great music at this month’s Rumble N.Y. party at Fontana’s this Wednesday, June 17. This month’s line-up offers a diverse range of musical stylings ranging from grunge pop to classic foot-tapping rock tunes.

Neighbors, guitarist Noah Stitleman’s solo project beckons references to Built to Spill with drawn out arrangements and melodies. Primarily recorded in Stitleman’s Brooklyn apartment, The Neighbors EP, “The Famous Torero” was completed in March 2008. Neighbors is a softer alternative to Stitleman’s other band Jacksonknife with songs like “That’s Enough” and “I’m Building I’m on Fire.”
Recently given honorable mention in The L Magazine’s “8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear,”


Called “gritty gusty music,” by NY Cool. The Royal Chains maintain pop-worthy melodies paired with tight rock beats. Singer/Guitarist Adam Roddick and bassist Dan Lawley hail from Nashville, giving The Royal Chains sound a Southern tinge combined with East Coast rock sensibilities. Their Debut EP "Crime Scene" featuring No Love in Your Punches is available now.


Brooklyn based Pinky recall 1990’s grunge with singer Tim Lynch’s vocals. Fresh off a SWSX showcase, it’s easy to tell that Pinky is influenced by the Sub Pop catalog, particularly on songs like “Autumn in New York.”

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: LILOFEE @ CINESPACE - NEW BHANGRA REMIX

Tonight at Cinespace in Hollywood at the DIM MAK party, it's San Francisco's LILOFEE showing up with AWESOME NEW REPUBLIC. TENDERLIONS plus DJ's THEM JEANS and DAN OH will be doing their thing with free vodka from 10-11pm. Lilofee hits the stage at 11pm tonight.

Download the new bhangra remix of Lilofee's "Lock & Key" by DJ Jimmy Love of Non-Stop Bhangra
"Lock & Key Jimmy Love Mix"

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NEW RELEASES: THE BUILDERS & THE BUTCHERS

Portland's THE BUILDERS & THE BUTCHERS have dropped their latest full-length, "Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well" (Gigantic) today and it's a disc you need to pick up. It really is a deep dark well, slithering with TRUE BLOOD music about people doing wrong and paying the fiddler for it. "Golden & Green", "Down In This Hole" and "Barcelona" are my early favorites, but this one rattles around like a TOM WAITS record and it's roots wind down into your guts.

Their tour starts on June 18th in Portland at Wonder Ballroom and twists and turns well into August, with a stop at Lollapalooza. July 17th is the LA date at Spaceland.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY 6.15.09

Here's today's playlist...

Future Sounds #27 - June 15, 2009

Frankel Anonymity Is The New Fame - Anonymity Is The New Fame – Autumn Tone Records
Avi Buffalo – Where’s Your Dirty Mind – Settled Tigertail – Unsigned
Casper Bangs – The Other Half – The Other Half – Unsigned
The Drums I Felt Stupid – Summertime EP - TwentySeven Records
Local Natives – Airplanes – Gorilla Manor – Unsigned

BREAK

The Lonely Forest – We Sing In Time – We Sing The Body Electric! – Burning Buildings Recordings
Viva Voce – Octavio – Rose City – Barsuk Records
Lanterns – Creation Myth – Apocalypse Youth – Unsigned
Dappled Cities – The Price – Zounds – Dangerbird Records

BREAK

LoveLikeFire – Boredom – Tear Ourselves Away – Heist Or Hit Records
The Answering Machine – Obviously Cold – Heist Or Hit Records
Children Collide Social Currency – The Long Now – Universal Australia
DuologueOstrich – Demos – Unsigned
Ennui – Sundried – The Myth In Which We Live – Unsigned

BREAK

Sean Bones – Dancehall – Rings – Frenchkiss
Mirrors – Look At Me – Look At Me – Unsigned
Class ActressBeinvenue – Demos – Unsigned

BREAK

French Miami – Lil’ Rabbits – French Miami – Take Root Records
Cheetahsaurus – Jacked Rabbit – Get Poor Or Die Trying – Unsigned
Apes Of Wrath Wide Awake – Apes Of Wrath EP – Obscure Magpie
The Yelling – Honey – The Yelling EP – Unsigned
The Strange Boys Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up – Strange Boys & Girls Club – In The Red Records

BREAK

FUTURE SOUNDS – WOXY LOUNGE ACTS SESSION WITH AMAZING BABY
Bayonets
The Narwhal
Headdress
{Interview}

BREAK

THE HOT 5
Diane Birch – Fire Escape – Bible Belt – S-Curve
Portugal. The Man – The Sun – The Satanic Satanists – Equal Vision Records
Band Of Skulls - I Know What I Am – Baby Darling Doll Face Honey – Shangri-La Music
Clinical TrialsPolly Got Away – In The Wake Of The Digital Afterlife – Unsigned
Band Of Skulls – Fires - Baby Darling Doll Face Honey – Shangri-La Music

END OF PROGRAM

* Bold denotes FS debut artists

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TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: AMUSEMENT PARKS ON FIRE, LASSIE FOUNDATION

BUZZBANDS.LA presents some incredible acts tonight at The Echoplex: THE LASSIE FOUNDATION rested, ready and reformed, plus AMUSEMENT PARKS ON FIRE. Word has it APOF are at Michael Patterson's studio right now crafting their full-length that's a monster! MAGIC MIRROR and THE BROKEN REMOTES are also on the bill, plus super DJ ANA CALDERON. Party is also FREE, so what's your excuse?

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

MONDAY ON FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY - AMAZING BABY SESSION

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Tune in tomorrow at 3pm PST for the FUTURE SOUNDS radio show on WOXY.COM. We'll be dropping a number of debut artists as well as a special WOXY Lounge Acts session with AMAZING BABY. Here's a taste (above) of what's to come when they deconstruct their psychedelic sound.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

TONIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO: LILOFEE AT LOW@VESSEL

LOW@VESSEL continue their Summer Music Series tonight in San Francisco with the dark brew that is LILOFEE. Expect new songs, new additions and surprises tonight in the Lilofee set. No Cover, drink specials, starts at 4pm-10pm.

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POPSCENE PRESENTS THE RAPTURE DJ'S IN SAN FRANCISCO

Our good buddy DJ OMAR of Popscene are putting together a dance party tonight in SF with THE RAPTURE DJ's @ Mighty. Even if it's been a minute since The Rapture crew have dropped new tunes on us, their skills on the decks have never faded.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

FUTURE SOUNDS & FMLY PRESENT HONEY CLAWS - JUNE 19TH

FMLY, a great LA based blog known for throwing some of the most creative parties in town, have asked Future Sounds to get involved and help present the first trip to LA for Austin based freak-unit, HONEY CLAWS at Out Of Asia on June 19th. If you aren't aware of this band that is also a DJ unit, then wake the F up. It's hard to accurately describe the range of sound that is Honey Claws, one minute digital-rap, the next, straight indie rock. Listen to this, you get the idea...

Download "Digital Animal" (mp3)

Download "Shout Out" (mp3)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: CONSTANTINES - RAINBOW ARABIA

CONSTANTINES are headlining The Echo tonight and if you've never experienced a live show by this mighty act from Toronto, you're missing out. Matt of Insound once summed it up best when he said that seeing them perform live was like what it was probably like seeing THE CLASH in person back in the day. He's right, they just feel like an important band rather than your usual indie hipster fair-weather friends. Everyone's darlings, CRYSTAL ANTLERS are main support so this show should be worth your scratch.

Other shows of note, you have RAINBOW ARABIA and VOICES VOICES over at Spaceland for Club NME night if you're feeling arty and kinda kultural, MACK WINSTON & THE REFLECTIONS at 3 Clubs if you want to have a Keith Richards evening, and THE FRAIL at Club Moscow.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

FRENCH MIAMI SIGNS TO TAKE ROOT RECORDS

Congratulations go out to our friends, FRENCH MIAMI, as it was announced today that they have signed to one of our favorite SF indie label, TAKE ROOT RECORDS. They'll be releasing the album's self-titled album this fall. We were lucky enough to have them play our RUMBLE parties in SF and LA and this band is incredible live.

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TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: THE GRIZZLY OWLS @ SILVERLAKE LOUNGE

Tonight at Silverlake Lounge, our favorite Americana band from Bakersfield, THE GRIZZLY OWLS will growl this evening at 8pm.

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION: MEMPHIS & THE DELTA BLUES TRAIL

Memphis & the Delta Blues Trail: A Complete Guide
by
Melissa Gage & Justin Gage

If you are a daily reader of AQUARIUM DRUNKARD, then you are already familiar with the unlimited passion for music and it's history that Justin Gage puts into each and every post. Between his radio show, his blog, his record label (Autumn Tone) and his AD Presents parties, the guy has plenty going on and it always is linked to quality music with integrity. So what's a guy do with his spare time? He gets in a car with his wife and travels all the dusty backroads of this country tracking down old blues tails and legends like a regular modern day Alan Lomax. The book release is already grabbing some attention, but in typical JG fashion, he shrugs it off as no big deal, just a guy obsessed with music. Grab it off of Amazon or at here.

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SONIC YOUTH TO TAKE OVER ORIGAMI RECORDS TODAY

Sonic Youth's House of Shifting Plates and Ridiculous Juice
Tuesday, June 9th from 5.30pm - 9pm
with live performances by Pocahaunted and Shiloe
Limited edition goodies provided by Deathbomb Arc and Not Not Fun
Free "Eternal" Pizza slices provided by Two Boots
+ other SPECIAL surprises
1816 W. Sunset Blvd, Echo Park, Ca 90026

So the deal is that SONIC YOUTH will be physically taking over ORIGAMI RECORDS in Echo Park. The band will attack the wall of featured albums and it will display selections hand-picked by Thurston, Kim, Lee, Steve and Mark. he band has also invited their friends POCAHAUNTED and SHILOE to play sets at the store.

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Monday, June 08, 2009

TONIGHT IN LA: BAND OF SKULLS + TONS OF GREAT BANDS

Tonight's a night with too many great options for live music in Los Angeles, an embarrassment of riches. If you weren't at our RUMBLE LA party last week (and that's a question you really have to ask yourself), then you simply must see BAND OF SKULLS tonight at The Echo. Say you saw them when before they become the next White Stripes. Playing with them is a band we've dropped on the FS radio show, OTHER LIVES from Stillwater, Oklahoma (listen to "Black Tables") and OLIVER FUTURE. It's also FREE.

I also love anything associated with MANIMAL VINYL and they are presenting a show tonight with our lil buddies, AVI BUFFALO downstairs at The Echoplex.

Next up is another FREE show at Spaceland, where the bill is also a bruiser: CASTELDOOR (FS30) and EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS (FS29) - the latter featuring the lovely and talented Melissa Dougherty on guitar.

If you like to go big ticket, SEBASTIEN GRAINGER & THE MOUNTAINS are supporting METRIC at The Wiltern - Sebastien is awesome!

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PREVIEW OF PORTUGAL. THE MAN's "THE SATANIC SATANISTS"



PORTUGAL. THE MAN are about to drop their latest album, "The Satanic Satanists", here's a teaser.....

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LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY 6.08.09

Here's today's playlist...

Future Sounds #26 - June 8, 2009

Wallpaper T Rex – Doo Doo Face – Eenie Meenie
Gordon Voidwell Ivy League Circus – Demos – Unsigned
Hockey – Curse This City – Mind Chaos – Capitol Records
Phantomgram – Mouthful of Diamonds – Phantogram EP – Sub-Bombin’ Records
Sean Bones – Sugar In My Spoon – Easy Street – FrenchKiss

BREAK

All Wrong And The Plans Change – The Kid – I’m Like Whatever – Unsigned
Zeus – Marching Through Your Head – Sounds Like Zeus EP – Arts & Crafts
SUNBEARS! – Little Baby Pines – Dream Happy Dreams – Unsigned
Mirrors Look At Me – Demos – Unsigned
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Ballad Of The Magnetic Zeros – Demos – Unsigned

BREAK

Woven BonesJanie – Needless EP – Unsigned
Rubber Kiss Goodbye – We See Lights – Rubber Kiss Goodbye – Unsigned
Mack Winston & The Reflections – Manipulator – Reflections – Candor Music
The Nightgowns – Funny Money – Sing Something – Unsigned
CheetahsaurusJacked Rabbit – Get Poor Or Die Trying – Unsigned

BREAK

Qu’est-ce Que C’est – The Get Away!! – Demos – Unsigned
Lights On – Wild At Heart – Waiting For The Heart To Beat – Unsigned
LanternsCreation Myth – Apocalypse Youth – Unsigned
LoveLikeFire – Boredom – Tear Ourselves Away – Heist Or Hit Records
Lilofee – Possession – Lilofee – Unsigned

BREAK

Fitz & The Tantrums – Winds Of Change – Songs For A Break-Up Vol.1 EP – Unsigned
The Magic Kids – Hey Boy – Hey Boy MP3 – RCRDLBL.COM
Generationals – Angry Charlie – Con Law – Park The Van
Lissy Trullie – Boy Boy – Self-Taught Learner EP – Downtown Records
Kym BrownAlmost Happy – Almost Happy Single – Unsigned

BREAK

THE HOT 5
Band Of Skulls – Death By Diamonds & Pearls – Baby Darling Doll Face Honey – Shangri-La Music
The Lonely ForestWe Sing In Time – We Sing The Body Electric – Burning Buildings Recordings
Casper Bangs The Other Half – The Other Half – Unsigned
Dappled Cities – The Price – Zounds – Dangerbird Records
Portugal. The Man – The Sun – The Satanic Satanists – Equal Vision Records

END OF PROGRAM

* Bold denotes FS radio debut artist

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

JUST ANNOUNCED - THE RUMBLE: NYC @ FONTANA'S

June 17th in New York at Fontana's we've teamed up with STRANDED IN STEREO for THE RUMBLE: NEW YORK. This month's show starts at 8:30pm and features THE ROYAL CHAINS, NEIGHBORS and PINKY. $7.

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Friday, June 05, 2009

BAND OF SKULLS - APTEKA - FRENCH MIAMI - RUMBLE LA ERUPTS

HOLY SHIT! Last night's RUMBLE: LA ripped! After a slow start thanks to the Lakers, the night ended with a fury as BAND OF SKULLS delivered on the promise they made all of us when they wrote "Baby Darling Doll Face Honey" and kicked our teeth in during their set in the tiny backroom of 3 Clubs in Hollywood. I think it'll be one of those nights that you said you were at, when gigantic band played back in the day in a tiny club to those lucky enough to be there. When the band harmonized during "Fires" the hair on my arms stood up. It had nothing to do with the Patron shots or that guy from MAD MEN dancing around like a garden nymph, it had all to do with the Skulls. After being up to my eyeballs in electro-indie band after electro-indie band, I love it when I finally get a serious dose of the RAWK! This is a special band.

Driving in from Chicago to play both west coast Rumble parties, APTEKA decided they were going to make the most of the travels. Their set was blistering and the free earplugs they provided were appreciated by anyone that wanted to actually hear their CD they just purchased at the merch booth on the drive home. I heard SABBATH, I heard FUGAZI, I heard a buzzsaw eating a belt buckle in the set that Apteka delivered. They must have rehearsed the entire drive west because they were as tight a band as I've seen live in some time. Thanks for making the trek.

I wish I had a photo of the opening act, FRENCH MIAMI from San Francisco. They got caught in the Laker game trap and even though when they started their set it was thin, it didn't phase them a bit and they also came strong and played like it was midnight. My highlight was the hopping around in the middle of "Lil' Rabbits". We'll be bringing these guys back down to LA soon.

Thanks to the lovely ladies on the turntables, S.I.S. for allowing us to shake it late night.

BIG thanks to Ryan Suffern for the photos above.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: THE RUMBLE: LA WITH BAND OF SKULLS

If tonight's live performances are anywhere near last night's in SF, those of you who aren't at Green Day will witness the real show of the night in Los Angeles. You've heard us blabber on and on about BAND OF SKULLS, or current obsession, but it was APTEKA last night that gave the champions a run for their money. They stored up all their energy on the drive from Chicago and brought the A-game. Joining the party this evening from San Francisco is FRENCH MIAMI, a band who's self-titled album is amazing. We've got some other newcomers to the evening at 3 Clubs in Hollywood, DJ's S.I.S. hit the decks and I'm told you'll want to stare at them all night instead of dance. What we have here tonight is three bands that are amazing live performers.

Guess what? Tonight's RUMBLE: LA is FREE to get in. So catch Band Of Skulls before they have to get up early and perform on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Get personal for a change in a city of cars.

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