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Friday, July 31, 2009

THE RUMBLE: LOS ANGELES CELEBRATES 1 YEAR - LINE UP ANNOUNCED

One year? Seriously? It seems like yesterday that Nico Vega and Black Gold played the first ever RUMBLE: LA party at 3 Clubs. For this night, we've hand selected three bands with bright futures to help us celebrate.

Headlining will be recent Domino Recordings signing, CHIEF from Santa Monica. This band recently crushed their Troubadour show. Psyched that these guys are jumping in for us on our one year anniversary. 

Another band we've enjoyed for some time now, PRINCETON (Kanine Records), go on at 10:15pm and bring their KINKS-by-way-of-Los Angeles melodies to the party.

Opening up is a band we're dying to see live, after missing their recent Silverlake Lounge show, CHEETAHSAURUS from Ventura, California. This unsigned band has been getting plenty of spins on the FS radio show, time to see what their live chops are like. Get there early to see them.

The party is FREE and the drinks are cheap 

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TONIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO: LILOFEE @ BLOW UP

Bay area friends, tonight at the Rickshaw Stop, the Blow Up party has LILOFEE and HOT TUB, along with Frisco Disco's RICHIE PANIC. We're nearing the end of the BIG STEREO-LILOFEE remix contest, so DJ's, if you're holding out on us, get those submissions in. The winning remix of "Destroy Me" will be released on Future Sounds Records digitally with the single and the video, as well as getting a copy of REASON RECORD and a Vestalife Ladybug.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

THURSDAY NIGHT IN LA: ALL WRONG & THE PLANS CHANGE & AWOLNATION

Future Sounds & RM64 are proud to present a show with a two acts that we love on Thursday night at The Viper Room. I know, the parking, don't sweat it, this will be worth it.

Headlining it's AWOLNATION, which is the latest creative expression from former UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF GIANTS (FS21) frontman, Aaron Bruno, and it's the band's first show. We've heard the early demos and it's sounding large indeed, and they are giving away an mp3 on the Myspace page.

Supporting AWOLNation is Future Sounds 33 star - ALL WRONG & THE PLANS CHANGE ("I Get Down"). I won't even try and hide my love for this four piece, just wait until you hear Kassia hit the big notes in "Whiskey Birds". You'll be a follower from then on. I'll be honest, I don't know who JINNRAIL is, but on this bill, how can you go wrong?? You can pick up a ticket for $10 on Ticketweb.

There will be an after party at On The Rox, with Nick Adler handling the DJ duties, see one of us at the show for the password.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: BAND OF SKULLS + OTHERS

If you haven't caught the mighty, mighty BAND OF SKULLS yet during their stint in the US, do it quickly before they return back to London. They have blazed a deep trail over the past two months, and John said that their Capitol Hill Block party set in Seattle last weekend was a mammoth! They play again tonight at Spaceland and you need to be there. If you haven't seen Emma play bass yet, then you'll fall in line as a disciple of the BoS!!

Also this evening, GLASVEGAS and IDA MARIA are at The Fonda, MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO. are playing the Aquarium Drunkard party at The Echo, and FS33 darlings - THE NIGHTS - play The Silverlake Lounge this evening.

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JUST ANNOUNCED - THE RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO LAUNCHES AUGUST 9TH

Now we've done it, we've slipped down to San Diego and will be opening up THE RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO on August 9th at THE CASBAH, and it's going to be the grand finale of the NORTH PARK MUSIC THING conference. Our first one is going to be FREE and the entertainment features some of the hottest bands in Southern California.

Coming down from Long Beach, it's THE GROWLERS. They launch their monthly residency in August at The Echo in LA, but are jumping down to help us kick off the new monthly the right way, with a band we've been obsessed with for ages. This band has a touch of magic to them, and getting them this close to the border of Mexico should bring out the best/worst in them.

Representing San Diego are two of their finest up and coming bands - APES OF WRATH and LIGHTS ON. If you have listened to our FS radio show in the last few months, you've heard us spin both of these quite a bit, so when we got our pick of the litter for SD, we knew immediately who we wanted to hit up.

The guest DJ for the night is a guy that needs to introduction in SD, GABE VEGA.

THE RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO will start running every month and fall on the first Saturday normally as a matinee show at The Casbah. We've teamed up with some amazing partners from San Diego like SEZIO, M-THEORY RECORDS and INDIGENOUS to bring you the best of not only San Diego, but adding another stop on the soon to be monthly Rumble tours that start in Seattle.

THE RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO @ THE CASBAH
AUGUST 9th
8:30 PM
FREE

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THE ETTES - NO HOME



I just recently came across this profile video of Poni from THE ETTES, that I had to share. If you haven't witnessed her drum playing in person and had to pick your jaw up off the floor, hopefully this will give you a glimpse of her fury. We've been enjoying their latest EP, "Danger Is" (Take Root Records) since it's arrival, and so we thought we'd share a track from it here.

Download "No Home" (mp3)

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Monday, July 27, 2009

LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY 7.27.09

Here's today's playlist...

Future Sounds #33 - July 27, 2009

A B & The Sea – Suzie – Demos – Unsigned
The Blakes – Basket – Souvenir – Unsigned
Portugal. The Man – The Sun - The Satanic Satanists – Equal Vision
Hotels – Café Martinique – Hearts Panic – Hidden Shoals Recordings
Avi Buffalo – Where’s Your Dirty Mind – Settled Tigertail – Unsigned

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Mini Mansions Majik Marker – Demos – Unsigned
Andy Clockwise – My Generation – Andy Clockwise – Unsigned
Sam Stewart – Six Little Days – 10 Songs – Unsigned
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home – Up From Below – Community Records
Spiral Stairs – Hey Folk Singa! – The Real Feel – Matador Records

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Little Fish Darling Dear – Demos – Universal Republic
The Stone Foxes – Fever – New Tales To Tell – Justice Records
Band Of Skulls – Death By Diamonds & Pearls – Baby Darling Doll Face Honey – Shangri-La Music
O. Children – Dead Disco Dancer - Dead Disco Dancer 7” – Deadly People Recordings
The Growlers – Barnacle Beat – Greatest sHits – Unsigned

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Fitz & The Tantrums – Don’t Gotta Work It Out – Songs For A Break-Up Vol. 1 EP – Future Sounds Records
The Years Let’s Stay In Love (Ft Sy Bar-Sheshet) – Vosotros Presents: The Years – Vosotros
Magic Wands – Teenage Love – Magic, Love and Dreams EP – Young & Lost Club
All Wrong & The Plans Change – I Get Down – I’m Like Whatever – Unsigned
Voxtrot – Berlin, Without Return…. – Berlin, Without Return… - Unsigned

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Eastern Conference Champions – Bloody Bells – Sante Fe EP – Unsigned
Greenladies – What You Been Up To – Black Mold EP – Unsigned
Cheetahsaurus – Trailblazer – New Demos – Unsigned
The UpsidedownSilver Wind – Human Destination – World’s Fair
Fungi GirlsDystopic Vision – Seafaring Pyramids – Play Pinball Records

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THE HOT 5
Kid A wasnotwas – In A Dream House, We All Ride Carousels – The Lab
Little Dragon My Step – Machine Dreams – Peace Frog
LoveLikeFire – Boredom – Tear Ourselves Away – Heist Or Hit Records
The Nervous Wreckords – When The Beat Comes Down Like A Storm – Unsigned
The Radical Sons Wolves in Sheep Skin – New Demos - Unsigned

END OF PROGRAM

* Bold denotes FS debut artist

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NEW SOUNDS: KID A - THE SONG OF THE SUMMER

The song of the summer is "wasnotwas" by the brilliant young act, KID A out of Chesapeake, Virginia.

I'll stand behind the statement, the song has been on loop since it's arrival, when it mysteriously appeared on my desk with a yellow-post it that said "listen to this". In true Alice In Wonderland - 'Eat Me' fashion, I took the bait and fell into her fantasy land, which poetically all comes from an EP called, "
In A Dream House, We All Ride Carousels". Kid A is built around the 21 year-old singer/composer/producer Anni T, and her DJ mate, Turbo P.

Upon hearing this EP we were like hound dogs onto management, and they were kind enough to get us access to Anni T, and she took the time to answer some of our questions. The interview is below, and we'll be dropping her single, "wasnotwas" in our HOT 5 segement of the Future Sounds radio show later this afternoon on WOXY. Here's the interview......

FS: Congratulations on putting together the hottest new track I’ve heard in 2009. How did KiD A come about and how did you hook up with producer/mastermind, Dan Le Sac?


KID A: Thanks so much. It‘s really cool to have people who care about music taking an interest. It feels even more validating. KiD A came about a little while after I graduated from high school. I was previously in a band, but in 2007 I started tinkering with electronic sound and computerized music programs.

How I came to work with DLS is due to my UK-based manager, who used to do TV presenting and interviewed Dan when he was playing with Pip in Manchester. He was interested in producing some new projects and when we met, we just kind of clicked. He and his manager are really great people.

FS: After reading your bio, about your childhood jazz experiences that evolved into Brian Eno and The Cure, what contemporary influences helped you shape your sound? I mean this has the same kind of big energy that M.I.A. brings to the table.

Kid A: My first taste of contemporary electronic sound was when Daft Punk’s album Homework came out in 1996. A classic album with amazing tracks, I still listen to that album now. From there I branched out and started listening to Felix Da Housecat, Tiga, Pnau, Nujabes, Miss Kittin, CoCoRosie, Bjork and AIR. Speaking of MIA, I’ve recently been really taken with Burka Som Sistima, so they are doing a lot for me right now as well.

FS: Your press quotes seem to come from the UK and electronic magazines, while I get why the electro crowds get it – this is a club banger no doubt -have you performed in the UK yet?

Kid A: I have been pleasantly surprised with the variety of interest shown in my debut single, from electro press, to getting kudos from some more highbrow press with The Sunday Times. Since I’ve never put something out before, it has definitely been untested water for me. I had the chance to play Europe earlier this year. A festival called Nuits Sonores helped me get over to France and the UK. I played for Kruger Magazine in London and the NS festival in France, which is where I shared a stage with Danger, which was truly amazing. I still can’t believe I was there.

FS: Do you still live in Chesapeake, Virginia?

Kid A: Yeah, that’s home from me. But, I’m also currently a student, so most of my term time is spent in Roanoke, Virginia. This is great because that’s where the other half of KiD A lives (DJ Turbo P) so it makes it a lot easier to get shows, which we are in the middle of doing right now.

FS: What’s the plan for Kid A? Will the Lab be releasing a full-length? What’s the timing?

Kid A: At the moment the plan for KiD A is to play a lot of local shows to really get to know our local fanbase. Then, hopefully play some bigger support shows later in the year, which could coincide with the EP release. The full length itself is currently in discussions with a hand full of labels in the UK. The Lab has been so free in how we approach this single and I’ve been really taken with the calibre of the labels I’ve been in touch with so far. I would love to get the EP out by the end of the year, but I also want to take my time and do it right. It definitely excites me to know that listeners who have heard bits and pieces of it are really anxious for a release.

FS: Is there a live element to Kid A? A backing band?

Kid A: Yeah, this is where Turbo P really comes in. He is a DJ I met in Roanoke and is really doing well for himself in his own right. We started out with a side project called CINEMAX, but that started to spill over into KiD A, and he is now an integral part of KiD A. We are trying to keep the live side as simple as possible for right now, so we can afford to get as many live shows under our belt, but in the future I would love to have a full band behind me as well. Although when I was in France I had Spitzer backing me, and that was amazing. There is something so romantic about France. Lyon especially.

FS: Future Sounds is all about blowing up the next Kid A, what artists that you admire that no one knows about yet can you share with the world?

Kid A: I love hearing new music, and some artists/bands that really stick out to me are: Ariel Pink/ Haunted Graffiti, ZOMBY, Micachu and The Shapes, Eternal Summers, Esser, Danger, Hot Lava, Red Clay River, OURLIVES, Delphic, Spitzer, We have band, Kid British, The Great Nostalgic, Leif (DJ from NYC), Granufunk, The Bastards of Fate and Way Shape or Form.

All of these artists deserve the best. I really enjoy what they're doing, and I may have the opportunity to work with some of them in the coming months.

Also, back in Roanoke there’s a great DIY mentality that has created a group of local artists who work under The Magic Twig Community.

Thanks again to management and Anni T for the music and the time.

KID A
MYSPACE

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Friday, July 24, 2009

NEW SOUNDS: MINI MANSIONS

One of the newest Los Angeles based acts that have me coming back for more are MINI MANSIONS. It's a three piece made up of that just Zach Dawes, Tyler Parkford and Michael Shuman (yep, that one, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE/WIRES ON FIRE) that just scored the AUTOLUX tour in September. All I needed to hear was the Lennon-esque sounds of "Magik Marker" and I was in. Next local show is on July 30th at the Bootleg Theater with CHIEF and MICHAEL RUNION (another act worth noting).

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RUMBLE: SF PREVIEW OF A B & THE SEA - MARI'S MINUTE



Thanks to our SF partners, The Owl Mag, for this 'Mari's Minute' interview with A B & THE SEA, a band we're all excited about from up north that will be playing The Rumble: SF and The Rumble: Portland in August.



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TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: MOVE PREMIERE OF DEAD GIRL

Tonight at midnight ONLY, the LA premiere of DEAD GIRL will be shown at Nuart Theater in West Hollywood. We got to work on some of the music selection for the film so we got the treat of watching this film through all the various stages and I can't wait to see the final.

Dead Girl will stay with you for a long time. It's like staring into the sun for too long, it will be there with you, tracers, always. When I first saw it I wasn't sure I liked it, in fact, I wasn't even sure how to feel about it. This movie is wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. Imagine if you were a horny high schooler and you ditch school with your buddy, get drunk, and then mess around in an old psych hospital that has been closed for decades. Your exploring the place and you're taking part in a fair deal of vandalism, and you suddenly find a room where you discover a dead girl (naked) on a table. But wait, although chained to a table, she moves and actually responds to you.....you can see where this is going, but just about when you think you know where this film is going, it gets even stranger. There are some scenes in Dead Girl that made me feel like that one episode of Six Feet Under when David gets kidnapped, and for those of you that remember that episode you'll never forget it and you can relate to this shock. I can without a doubt say that you will never forget this movie. Controversial indeed.

The Nuart Theater is located at 11272 Sana Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. Midnight showtime.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: EDWARD SHARPE @ THE HAMMER MUSEUM

You're either on the bus, or you're off the bus - EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS perform this evening at The Hammer Museum. Be ready to peel off your top and spend an evening spinning in a way that even Jerry would be proud.

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JUST ANNOUNCED - THE RUMBLE: SAN FRANCISCO LINE UP FOR AUGUST

We have a screamer on our hands at the August THE RUMBLE: SAN FRANCISCO @ Harlot. Coming in from Chicago we have COMPANY OF THIEVES playing a mini-set and local buzz act, A B & THE SEA, plus guest DJ Aaron Axelsen (Popscene, Live 105).

From the moment I heard COT's frontwoman, Genevieve Schatz
's voice I was hooked. Then after seeing the Rushmore-inspired video for "Oscar Wilde" (see below), the hook was buried deep.

With their track, "Suzie", San Francisco's A B & THE SEA have become a regular to 'The Hot 5' on the Future Sounds radio show. We understand that these amazing demos we received were produced by Chris from THE MORNING BENDERS, which only adds to our devotion.

As always, the mighty Bagel Ted of BAGEL RADIO holds it down as our resident DJ, and we'll have drink specials and giveaways, plus more copies of FS33.

RSVP to get in free here > http://sonicliving.com/therumble21
$5 if not


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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: ALL WRONG & THE PLANS CHANGE @ CLUB MOSCOW

Tonight at CLUB MOSCOW in Hollywood - ALL WRONG & THE PLANS CHANGE. Hopefully you've received your copy of Future Sounds 33 and have memorized the lyrics and the "uh uh uh uh uh" of their track, "I Get Down". Simply irresistible.

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FUTURE SOUNDS RECORDS TO RELEASE FITZ & THE TANTRUMS AUG 11- FLOGGING MOLLY TOUR

We're happy to announce that Future Sounds Records will be releasing the FITZ & THE TANTRUMS EP, Songs For A Break-Up Vol.1, on August 11th. The song, "Breakin' The Chains of Love" was featured as the opening track on the Future Sounds 33 compilation released in June and the EP unveils four new tracks.

On top of that, Fitz and the wrecking crew just landed the September FLOGGING MOLLY tour!


Here are the Flogging Molly/Fitz & The Tantrums Tour Dates:
9/10 - Radisson - Sacramento, CA
9/11 - Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA
9/12 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
9/14 - The Senator Theatre - Chico, CA
9/15 - Roseland Theatre - Portand, OR
9/16 - Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
9/17 - Marymoor Ampitheater - Redmond, WA
9/21 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
9/24 - Pearl-Palms Concert - Las Vegas, NV
9/25 - In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
9/26 - Red Rocks - Morrison, CO

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

The Rumble: New York is moving to Brooklyn....but before leaving we're throwing a farewell party at FONTANA'S on July 22nd with three amazing up-and-coming artists:


Our partner in the night, STRANDED IN STEREO is moving with us over to a Brooklyn venue that we'll be announcing soon with a host of great new partners that will be back online in September.

Party starts at 8:30PM and it's $7 - Fontana's in located at 105 Eldridge Street (B or D to Grand St, F-J-M-Z to Delancey) . Thanks to Jasper for being the man!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

NEW RELEASE: THE FINAL EP FROM THE BLACKS

Normally I long for a band I love to drop their next release, but it's with some sadness that I rally around this one by THE BLACKS. 'Tiger Songs' (Tricycle Records), which turns out to be the swan songs by The Blacks, is the perfect reflection of life and how bittersweet it can be; for even in something as horrid as a world without the Blacks, they still leave behind this record of beauty and ugliness and fun and mischief. Luisa howls on 'Gravitas' and the track pulses like a strobe light in a dark room. Long live The Blacks!!

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Monday, July 20, 2009

LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY 7.20.09


Here's today's playlist...

Future Sounds #32 - July 20, 2009

The Blakes – Basket – Souvenir – Unsigned
Cheetahsaurus – Trailblazer – Demos – Unsigned
A Place To Bury Strangers – The Light – New Tales To Tell – Justice Records
Apes Of Wrath – Wide Awake – Apes Of Wrath EP – Obscure Magpie
The Intelligence – Thank You God For Fixing The Tape Machine – Fake Surfers – In The Red

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The Hotels – Kite Fight – Hearts Panic – Hidden Shoal Recordings
Dance For BurgessBoy – Demos – Unsigned
Lights On – Wild At Heart – Waiting For The Heart To Beat – Unsigned
Ballerina Black – Leaves – Cattle Arithmetique – Unsigned
Dappled Cities – The Price – Zounds – Dangerbird Records

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Portugal. The Man – Work All Day – The Satantic Satanists – Equal Vision
A B & The Sea – Suzie – Demos – Unsigned
The Lonely Forest – We Sing In Time – We Sing The Body Electric! – Burning Buildings Recordings

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Class Actress – LULULUU2 – Demos – Unsigned
The Drums – Me & The Moon – Summertime EP – TwentySeven Records
Clinical Trials – Hey – In The Wake Of The Digital Afterlife – Unsigned
Phantogram – Mouthful of Diamonds – Phantogram EP – Sub-Bombin’ Records
Chris Garneau – Fireflies – El Radio – Absolutely Kosher

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Local Natives – Sun Hands – Gorilla Manor – Unsigned
Dios – In Control Of The Ojay – Cosmic Rays – Buddyhead
Bruce Peninsula – Crabapples – A Mountain Is A Mouth – Bruce Trail

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FS WOXY LOUNGE ACTS SESSION WITH SEAN BONES
Dance Hall
Sugar In My Spoon
Captain Tying Knots

Interview with Sean Bones

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THE HOT 5
Sliimy Wake-Up – Wake-Up Single – Warner Brothers France
May 68 – My Ways – Demos – Unsigned
O. Children – Dead Disco Dancer – Dead Disco Dancer 7” – Deadly People Recordings
Other Girls – Hey Fella Ya Fell – Perfect Cities – Audio Eagle Records
Spiral Stairs Maltese Terrier – The Real Feel – Matador Records

END OF PROGRAM

* Bold denotes FS radio debut artist

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NEW VIDEO: LOVELIKEFIRE "BORDEDOM"

"Boredom" by LoveLikeFire


A band that's cherished here at Future Sounds, LOVELIKEFIRE, released their latest video for "Boredom" today that we're floored by. Frontwoman Ann Yu is a flower that we're watching bloom into a star before our vary eyes. This track off of "Tear Ourselves Apart" (Heist Or Hit Records) is my absolute favorite track!!!

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TODAY ON FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY - SEAN BONES LOUNGE ACT SESSION

Today on our Future Sounds radio show on WOXY.COM, we are airing the WOXY Lounge Acts Session with Brooklyn's SEAN BONES. Sean drops his new album, "Rings" on Frenchkiss this week and we caught up with them while they were in Los Angeles and not only got to present their party in Hollywood, but had them record four songs for WOXY. We air at 3pm Pacific, plus we're dropping debuts from DANCE FOR BURGESS, former PAVEMENT man-SPIRAL STAIRS, and a brand new track from French sensation, SLIIMY.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

TONIGHT IN PORTLAND - THE RUMBLE: PORTLAND @ MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS

Tonight we open the doors to the first ever, RUMBLE: PORTLAND @ Mississippi Studios with a 21+ FREE show featuring THE BLAKES from Seattle + 2 great Portland acts, THE MINT CHICKS and GREENLADIES.

Going forward past this inagural party, THE RUMBLE: PORTLAND will always fall on the first Tuesday of every month, whatever date that falls on, and links The Rumble: Seattle to The Rumble: San Francisco and the rest of the Rumble WC Tour.

We were fortunate to add partners like PAMPELMOOSE, CRAVEDOG, MUSIC MILLENNIUM and WOXY.COM to this monthly party that will always look to showcase great talent as well as artists on their way up that you should know about from not just Portland, but from everywhere. Plans to bring UK acts, Irish acts, Norweigen acts and from places unknown are in the pipeline so watch this space for more info...

If you haven't seen this venue yet, it looks gorgeous, check this out...

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Friday, July 17, 2009

THE BUILDERS & THE BUTCHERS TONIGHT @ SPACELAND




Tonight's show at Spaceland is a Future Sounds overload. Portland's THE BUILDERS & THE BUTCHERS, part of the FS family, play tonight with former FS alumnus ILLINOIS (FS23) and EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS (FS29). If you haven't experienced the sounds of TB&TB, but you tend to be a fan of TOM WAITS or HBO's DEADWOOD or CARNIVALE, then this is right up your tin pan alley. It's like personally falling into The Grapes of Wrath if it were a movie made by David Lynch. They just released the video to one of my favorite tracks on their "Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well" album, and we've included it below for "Golden & Green". Doors are at 8:30pm.


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TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: APES OF WRATH @ VIPER ROOM

If you follow us at all, you know we're freaks for anything having to do with monkeys, and so we were instantly smitten when friends turned us onto one of the coolest bands in existence from San Diego - APES OF WRATH. We've been playing "Wide Awake" on the FS radio show quite a bit off their newly released EP on Obscure Magpie Records (now that's a label name) and are pleased to have added them to our soon to be announced, RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO show at The Casbah. They are on early - hit me up if you need some list action, I have a few slots.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

JUST ANNOUNCED - LINE UP FOR THE FIRST RUMBLE: SEATTLE

We've just locked in the line-up inaugural RUMBLE: SEATTLE party launching at The Crocodile in Seattle on August 3rd. Going forward it will be the first stop on the monthly Rumble tour circuit and always be on the first Monday of every month (Tues = Portland, Wed = San Fran, etc).

Playing the party are two Seattle heavyweights - THE BLAKES and U.S.E. (United States of Electronica), and one up-and-comer with tons of promise in BATTLE HYMNS. We're going to have some great guest DJ's and the whole thing is only $5.

Future Sounds is gloating because we've hooked up with partners like THE STRANGER, the daily habit for Seattle as their weekly newspaper and LINE OUT, the largest blog in town that is also a part of The Stranger. EASY STREET RECORDS will also be a partner, as well as local party promotions team, THE WIG and of course, our friends and brothers at WOXY.COM.

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WOXY IS MOVING TO AUSTIN - JOINS THE FUTURE SOUNDS FAMILY

It's been our little secret for some time, but it's nice to finally be able to talk about our favorite online radio station, WOXY.COM, has joined the Future Sounds family and is moving to Austin, Texas.

Mike, Shiv and Joe will be broadcasting live starting September 8th from the Austin Theater at 2130 South Congress Avenue. Joining the WOXY team is Austin's own, Paige McGuire, who was formerly at KUT and the Austinist. The WOXY Lounge Acts sessions will now be filmed in HD and if you haven't downloaded it yet, the WOXY radio iPhone app is available to download HERE.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS @ AMOEBA

Tonight at 7pm at Amoeba Records in Hollywood you'll get the chance to see the phenomenon that is EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS perform for free.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

VIDEO: O. CHILDREN "DEAD DISCO DANCER"



Here's the video to "Dead Disco Dancer" by the UK act, O. CHILDREN, a song we premiered earlier today on the FS radio show. It's right up your alley if you're into NICK CAVE or THE HORRORS. This track is addictive after you spin it a few times and come on, just look at this band photo, what's not to love? Also anyone watch TRUE BLOOD? Is that dancer in the video really the horned beast from the show? We are intrigued to say the very least, now we need to get them to play our forthcoming RUMBLE: LONDON party.





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TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: ANDY CLOCKWISE + NATALIE PORTMAN'S SHAVED HEAD

Tonight is night #2 of the ANDY CLOCKWISE residency at Spaceland. Have you seen this guy yet? Interesting indeed? They've also added NATALIE PORTMAN'S SHAVED HEAD (Seattle), HEY CHAMP, and BROKEN METERS. It's also free.

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LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY 7.13.09

Here's today's playlist...

Future Sounds #31 - July 13, 2009

Film School – An American Dream – New Tales To Tell – Justice Records
O. ChildrenDead Disco Dancer – Dead Disco Dancer 7” - Deadly People Recordings
Cheetahsaurus – Jacked Rabbit – Get Poor Or Die Trying – Unsigned
Jump Into The Gospel – Flagship – Jump Into The Gospel –Unsigned
Hotels Kite Fight – Hearts Panic – Hidden Shoal Recordings (Au)

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Suckers – It Gets Your Body Movin’ – Suckers EP – IAMSOUND
Bruce Peninsula – Crabapples – A Mountain Is A Mouth – Bruce Trail
Eastern Conference Champions – Bloody Bells – Sante Fe EP – Unsigned
Greenladies What You Been Up To – Black Mold EP – Unsigned
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Desert Song – Up From Below – Community Music

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LoveLikeFire – Signs - Entrepreneurs Remix – Heist Or Hit Records
Clinical Trials – Polly Got Away – In The Wake Of The Digital Afterlife – Unsigned
Dutch Uncles – Takeover – Dutch Uncles – Unsigned
Chris Garneau Fireflies – El Radio – Absolutely Kosher
Swimming In Speakers In Knowing – Swimming In Speakers – Unsigned

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….music video? No Things Happen For Reasons – Demos – Unsigned
Kay Kay & His Weathered UndergroundBirds (On A Day Like Today) – Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground – Bombs Over Bellvue
Brian Bonz – Judy & The Alpha Queen – From Sumi To Japan – Triple Crown Records
A B & The SeaSuzie – Demos – Unsigned
Free Energy – Dream City – Stuck On Nuthin’ – DFA

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The Nervous Wreckords – When The Beat Comes Down Like A Storm – Demos – Unsigned
The Mint Chicks – Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! –Flying Nun Records
Favours For Sailors – I Dreamt That You Loved Me In Your Dreams – Furious Sons – Tough Love Records
Acrylics – Molly’s Vertigo – Demos – Unsigned
Lights On – Whisper – Demos – Unsigned

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THE HOT 5
The Blakes – Basket – Souvenir – Unsigned
The Drums – Me & The Moon – Summertime EP – TwentySeven Records
May 68 – My Ways – Demos – Unsigned
Class Actress – LMLMLUU2 – Demos – Unsigned
Local Natives – Sun Hands – Gorilla Manor EP – Unsigned

END OF PROGRAM


* Bold denotes Future Sounds radio debut artist

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JUST ANNOUNCED - THE RUMBLE: NEW YORK WITH CLINICAL TRIALS

We have a bruiser of a line-up in New York for this month's THE RUMBLE: NEW YORK at Fontana's. Brooklyn's CLINICAL TRIALS, one of our new favorite acts, will be headlining our last gig at Fontana's. We're moving the party to Brooklyn in September to SOUTHPAW, we'll have more info on that coming. Coming up from Philadelphia is the very talented JOHNNY ACTION FIGURE and opening up is MIDI & THE MODERN DANCE. Party starts at 8:30PM - $7.

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DEAD WEATHER HAS TAKEN OVER WOXY.COM

DEAD WEATHER, has taken over WOXY.COM this morning and are playing all of their favorite jams and new Dead Weather songs. Get over there now....

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Friday, July 10, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: THE RINGERS + THE YELLING

Two of the hardest rocking bands in Los Angeles are playing tonight at The Viper Room - THE RINGERS and THE YELLING. Get your earplugs ready but be ready to actually enjoy yourself at a show. Show is $10.

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WHITE DENIM SIGNS TO DOWNTOWN RECORDS

Congratulations go out to Austin's WHITE DENIM, our buddy's (Turbo! Turbo!) who just signed with Downtown Records. We just read it on Gorilla vs Bear and had to share the good news! The record, "Fits" comes out on October 20th.

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FREE FILM SCHOOL DOWNLOAD FROM LOVE & ROCKETS TRIBUTE RECORD

Anyone that's been a FS reader over the years knows my undying love for the band FILM SCHOOL. I still believe their last effort, Hideout, was one of the biggest overlooked records to come out last year, but like 'ol G W. Bush, time will be the judge of history. The band is in LA now working on their next record which I'm told is sounding amazing, but if this single, "An American Dream" (from the epic 'Express' album) that is on the New Tales To Tell: A Tribute To Love And Rockets is any indication of how sonic it will be, then put your hard hat on and get ready. Big thanks to Christopher The Minister, the mastermind behind this incredible compilation, for letting us leak out this mp3 to the people. The digital release on this is July 28th, physical is on August 18th.

Download "An American Dream" by Film School

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

JUST ANNOUNCED - THE RUMBLE: PORTLAND @ MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS

THE RUMBLE continues to spill over, and is now opening in Portland on July 18th at MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS when we team up with our WOXY brother-from-another-mother, Dave Allen of PAMPELMOOSE to present The Rumble: Portland. We're making this one Free and we've got a stellar line up:

THE BLAKES (Seattle)
THE MINT CHICKS (Portland)
GREENLADIES (Portland)

So not only have we teamed up with PAMPELMOOSE, but our Portland partners include MUSIC MILLENNIUM and CRAVEDOG, and we brought in WOXY.COM. Watch this space for more info on the party.....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

AUDRA MAE SIGNS TO SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS

Congratulations goes out to little miss AUDRA MAE for signing to SideOneDummy Records! Thanks to our buds over at RM64, they turned us onto Audra and had her play the Rumble: LA party last week and she absolutely floored us with a voice as big as promised. At one point in her 3 Clubs set, as the crowd was completely wrapped around her finger, I realized that we could be seeing her in a year or two playing the Hollywood Bowl with Ray LaMontagne. Her DOLLY PARTON personality spills over and invites you in and then that enormous voice, a true gift/talent, shuts the door on you for good.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

VIDEO: OTHER GIRLS "HEY FELLA, YA FELL"

Our new favorite band from Cleveland, OTHER GIRLS, have put together this High Fidelity meets MTV in the '80's music video for "Hey Fella, Ya Fell", a song we debuted a few weeks back on the radio show but keeps growing on us by the day. More good news, they are supporting THE VEILS at Spaceland on July 15th.
Thanks to the Diablo for the video...



Other Girls: "Hey Fella, Ya Fell" from Theodore Mallison on Vimeo.

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NEW RELEASES: EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS + STELLASTARR

The band that's become a phenomenon in Los Angeles, EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, have dropped their debut album, "Up From Below" (Community Music) today on Itunes digitally. This band has taken it's time, built an amazing live show, built a rabid following and is now releasing their music - up from below - from the underground to the masses. There's some serious civic pride in this band!

Here's a video clip from the track, "Desert Song" from their debut record.



Also dropping today is an old FS favorite from way way back on FS03 (Remember "Somewhere Across Forever"?)- STELLASTARR* - with "Civilized". We've only heard a couple of tracks so far and it's a return to their former glory days. They're hitting the road on a US tour starting on the 18th in Boston.


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Monday, July 06, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: MINIATURE TIGERS @ SPACELAND

Supporting the ANDY CLOCKWISE residency at Spaceland tonight, it's MINIATURE TIGERS, the band from Phoenix with an incredible record ("Tell It To The Volcano") that's one of our favorites this year. Also on the bill is a former Future Sounds compilation band, THE VLA, as well as GLOBES ON REMOTE.

Just in case you haven't seen the video for the Miniature Tiger's song, "Cannibal Queen", here it is....



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LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY 7.06.09

Here's today's playlist...

Future Sounds #30 - July 6, 2009

Magic Wands – Teenage Love – Magic, Love & Dreams EP – Young & Lost Club
Free EnergyDream City – Stuck On Nuthin – DFA
MagistratesHeartbreak – Magistrates – XL Recordings
AcrylicsMolly’s Vertigo – Demos – Unsigned
Class Actress – Beinvenue – Demos – Unsigned

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Jump Into The Gospel – Flagship – Jump Into The Gospel – Unsigned
The Strange Boys – This Girl Taught Me A Dance – And Girls Club – In The Red
Bruce Peninusla – Steamroller – A Mountain Is A Mouth – Bruce Trail
Band Of Skulls – Patterns – Baby Darling Doll Face Honey – Shangri-La Music
The Stone FoxesFever – New Tales To Tell – Justice Records

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Roadside Graves Far And Wide – My Son’s Home – Autumn Tone Records
Hard Drugs Aline’s Got Lloyd, Lloyd’s Got Aline – Hard Drugs – Stay Gold Records
All Wrong & The Plans Change – Hey Hey – I’m Like Whatever – Unsigned
Brian Bonz & The Dot Hongs Judy & The Alpha Queen – From Sumi To Japan – Triple Crown Records
Local Natives – Who Knows Who Cares – Gorilla Manor – Unsigned

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Portgual. The Man – The Sun – The Satanic Satanists – Equal Vision Records
Dios – Tel Mee Theen – Cosmic Rays EP – Buddyhead Records
City Light – All You Demons – Burn Out Bright – Unsigned
The Lonely Forest – We Sing In Time – We Sing The Body Electric! – Burning Buildings Records
Other Girls – Hey Fella Ya Fell – Perfect Cities – Audio Eagle Recordings

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OonaTrouble – Shhhhhout! – Unsigned
Phantogram – Mouthful Of Diamonds – Phantogram EP – Sub-Bombin’ Records
Clinical Trials – Polly Got Away – In The Wake Of The Digital Afterlife – Unsigned
Sean Bones – Dancehall – Rings – Frenchkiss Records

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FS ON WOXY LOUNGE ACTS WITH CHAIRLIFT

Bruises
Le Flyng Saucer Hat
Human (Killers Cover)

CHAIRLIFT INTERVIEW

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THE HOT 5
The Drums – Me & The Moon – Summertime EP – TwentySeven Records
The Nervous Wreckords When The Beat Comes Down Like A Storm – Unsigned
Dutch Uncles – Takeover – Dutch Uncles – Unsigned
Favours For Sailors – I Dreamt That You Loved Me In Your Dreams – Furious Sons – Tough Love Records
Suckers It Gets Your Body Movin’ – Suckers EP – IAMSOUND

END OF PROGRAM


* Bold denotes artist debut on the FS radio show

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LILOFEE REMIX CONTEST ON BIG STEREO

One of our favorite blogs for electro-dance music, BIG STEREO, is currently running a contest for LILOFEE, that asks DJ's to remix their track, "Destroy Me". The winner will get a copy of REASON RECORD, a VESTALIFE Ladybug, and the single, the remix and the video will be released on FUTURE SOUNDS RECORDS. For more info, read Big Stereo.....

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