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Thursday, October 29, 2009

MORE HALLOWEEN FUN IN LOS ANGELES: BUDDYHEAD PARTY TONIGHT

If you have a great costume and can't wait to show it off on Saturday, tonight's your night as BUDDYHEAD and the FYF Fest people throw down this costume party at the Center For Arts in Eagle Rock. See poster above for details...THE NIGHT MARCHERS, JAIL WEDDINGS, NIGHT HORSE and more....7:30PM

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TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: THE ANTLERS + TWIN TIGERS

It's not surprise that when there is a great show in LA, half the time it's presented by AQUARIUM DRUNKARD. Tonight's triple bill at The Bootleg Theater of MINUS THE BEAR, THE ANTLERS and TWIN TIGERS proves once again that their taste is on the top shelf. Minus The Bear have always been their indie selves, but it's the runaway train that is THE ANTLERS that have people talking everywhere. Our new favorites out of Athens, GA, TWIN TIGERS open up, so be sure to get there early so you don't miss them.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

APES OF WRATH PLAYING ALL WEST COAST RUMBLES IN NOVEMBER - RELEASE SINGLE ON FUTURE SOUNDS RECORDS

Next week Future Sounds gets behind six more RUMBLE parties, starting in Seattle on Monday night at The Crocodile, and ending in Las Vegas at The Aruba on Sunday night and we're honored to get behind a young band from San Diego that we think has huge potential and amazing songs > APES OF WRATH.

Future Sounds Records will be dropping it's first digital single release around the track, "Deathtrain", which just landed in our greedy little hands today and sounds perfect! The Rumble line-ups in each market are now confirmed:

NOVEMBER RUMBLES*
2 SEA @ The Crocodile - Hotels, Alligators, Apes Of Wrath w/DJ Carly of U.S.E
3 PDX @ Holocene - The Ravishers, Apes Of Wrath, Serious Business w/DJ Jared White
4 SF @ Harlot - Apes Of Wrath, Please Do Not Fight w/guest DJ The Frail
5 LA @ 3 Clubs - AWOLNation, Parade of Lights, Apes Of Wrath
7 SD @ The Casbah - Apes Of Wrath, AWOLNation, The Old & Out w/DJ's Red October & C. Wizard
8 LV @ The Aruba - Apes Of Wrath, The Skooners, Minor Suns w/DJ MikeAttack
* The Rumble: Brooklyn @ Southpaw is TBD

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

PLAY THE ELEFANT "LOU" DRINKING GAME - WATCH NEW VIDEO

Elefant "Lou" from elefant on Vimeo.



Check out the latest video from our friend's ELEFANT for the track, "Lou" from what will be their third album that is still being mixed. Diego and Co. are back performing live in November (Irving Plaza, Troubadour, Cashbah, others) with plans to let go of the full-length in early 2010.

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TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: TWIN TIGERS @ THE VIPER ROOM

We were recently in Nashville for the NEXT BIG NASHVILLE conference, and on our showcase at The End we happened upon one of our new favorite bands in some time - TWIN TIGERS from Athens, Georgia. Watch this band closely, it's the kind of band that could dismantle SilverSun Pickups from their perch on top of the Smashing Pumpkins/Primal Scream/Sonic Youth post. Their live show is stunning, and not to be missed because the next time you see these kids, they'll probably be opening for some huge act like R.E.M.. Tonight's set at the Viper Room is not to be missed.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

TODAY IN NEW YORK: FUTURE SOUNDS + PLANETARY PRESENT SKEWER @ CMJ 2009



Future Sounds & The Planetary Group annually team up for the SKEWER PARTY at Pianos each CMJ and this year we have Friday the 23rd with both stages filled with great acts. Here are the line ups:

Main Stage (downstairs):
2pm: Prayer
2:40pm: Superdrag
3:20pm: Bear Hands
4pm: Samuel
4:40pm: Hurricane Bells
5:20pm: The Answering Machine

Acoustic Stage (upstairs):
1:40pm: Cassavettes
2:20pm: Evan Voytas
3pm: Imaad Wassif
3:40pm: The Wheel
4:20pm: Sam Stewart
5pm: Will Dailey



And late night tonight, after you've had time to get your quesdillas and margaritas from El Sombrero (Ludlow + Stanton), come to our late night party. We're teaming up again with Purevolume, starting at 11pm, and bringing you some fantastic sounds. Bands playing include Prayer, French Horn Rebellion, Twin Atlantic, the Postelles, and Love Grenade.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

TONIGHT IN NEW YORK @ CMJ: THE RUMBLE: BROOKLYN @ SOUTHPAW

A special edition RUMBLE: BROOKLYN goes down tonight @ Southpaw as we weave our madness into CMJ 2009. The line up is stellar.....take a look.

PAUL + THE PATIENTS (830-9)

"just damn addictive... psychedelic-based songs, the tracks consistently hook in your head" rcrdlbl.com

"I am exploding with the need to talk about a band I am fucking obsessed with right now: Paul and The Patients" ultragrrrl.blogspot.com

'Musically, this is the kind of band that the major labels try their best to create artificially. Catchy hooks abound, comfy atmospheres dominate, intelligent lyrics surprise, and it’s all easily accessible with a capital ‘A’." breakthruradio

"So many bands play hard and fast but very few are smart enough to create songs that stay with you after the amps are turned down... It is this dedication to lyrics combined with amazing hooks and bruising garage rock-soul that make this album truly special." knocksfromtheunderground.com

"Holmes’ knack for writing catchy songs. His vocals loom large over the music on the tracks—it’s mostly smooth, but at points is pushed to a perfect, raspy howl." New York Press


CLASS ACTRESS (9:15-9:45)

“We’ve gone on record repeatedly about how much we love Elizabeth Harper, and we stand by our assertion that she’s fronting one of the most promising bands in New York City.” – L Magazine

Elizabeth Harper is a Class Actress, that being the name of her musical solo-project-cum-band, an electro-pop outfit sonically not to far afield of their Brooklyn neighbors Chairlift. Unlike their peers, however, Class Actress substitute an Apple endorsement for a stack of interesting, well-composed retro new wave, and the exuberant drum-machine beat and Tears for Fears synths on "All the Saints" are tied together with Harper's romantically smoky vocal performance. - PITCHFORK FORKCAST

Once the solo project of singer Elizabeth Harper, Class Actress is now a fully-formed band, hustling around Brooklyn's preening, synth-obsessed pop scene like Chairlift's alien-abducted step siblings. "Careful What You Say" gets its kicks from ballooning square waves much like the aforementioned trio, only instead of grabbing for the hook they're content to float amongst their own self-created fog. - RCRDLBL

"Harper is a beauty with a voice like a sleepy winter afternoon. Alternately playful and melancholy, Harper’s songwriting is reminiscent of the Smiths.” – TimeOutNY

“A patch of green, Anglophilic moss thriving in the shade of the monolith that is Brooklyn’s music scene. With Harper rightfully compared to a female version of the beloved Mozzer, it’s no wonder she was first signed overseas by London’s Angular Records. Impeccable in both presentation (her demo's wax-paper packaging was covered in black-ink calligraphy) and performance, her songs recall Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, and New Order at their most tasteful." – Flavorpill


CASXIO (10:00 - 10:35)
Casxio (Ca-See-Oh) are a refreshing divine fusion of disco, funk and rock n’ roll. Reminiscent of a sound that first infiltrated our airwaves over a quarter of a century ago,Casxio is what happens when Prince, the Talking Heads, and Sly Stone all get their hearts broken by the same girl .

About to head to the East Coast for select tour dates this October, including CMJ '09 (to coincide with their forthcoming EP 'Seventeen'). We are more than proud to introduce a band certain to generate a buzz from their unique 70's inspired sound and top notch live delivery.

Indeed, you may not have heard of this Los Angeles based quartet Casxio until now, however it’s a matter of time before they are on everyone’s radar and playlists this summer and beyond. Since their inception in 2007, Casxio has developed an impressive retinue, hailed by critics and garnering a loyal following of revelers, (including cohorts Sam Sparro, Yelle and Datarock).

Inspired by the soulful falsetto balladry of classic icons as diverse as Curtis Mayfield, and Hall & Oates, Casxio’s aim is to "be more than just a friend to you” -Bringing the intensity and emotion back into a world where pop has become stagnant and disposable, this West Coast four-piece revives the timeless soul and funk feeling we've been long since waiting for.

Check out video for new catchy single "Seventeen"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07zMjzAeJ5Q


AEROPLANE PAGEANT (10:45-11:15)

"Somewhere between Of Montreal and MGMT, you’ll find New York’s Aeroplane Pageant. 2007’s Wave To The MoonEven The Kids Don’t Believe Me. earned the four childhood friends a spot onstage with Vampire Weekend, the Hold Steady and Dr. Dog; “Stars Still Pretty” is the first video from the dreamy new album" MAGNET

“It’s a fucking weird album! I like it! I have to listen some more, because it has that Fiery Furnaces thing about it: DEEP, REQUIRES EFFORT. But I was very surprised in good ways at the bizarre arrangements and the way the melodies don’t follow and stuff. My kind of thing, in fact. Consider me a fan, and put me on the mailing list, and all that sort of thing.” -Rick Moody


TEENAGE PRAYERS (11:30-12:05)

"Tim Adams inflects his voice with some of the soul of a Nathan Willett and a Jim James when he sings about sex as well as escape and being lost in the cluster, and his band mates help to create a sound that is rambunctious in its meaning and energy, giving off sparks and the kind of cleansing, sweaty movement that all good days should have at least a little bit of or they’ve been wasted. The Teenage Prayers makes sure that theirs – the prayers and all of the things that actually did happen – weren’t in vain. DAYTROTTER.COM:

Everyone Thinks You're the Best is a rocking good time, executed with soul and conviction, and ultimately a wonderful endorsement for a band that must be a blast in a live setting.
ALL MUSIC GUIDE

"If you’ve bounced from Marah to the Hold Steady to Art Brut looking to recapture the high you get from discovering fresh, 24-karat rock ’n’ roll, you need to freebase New York’s Teenage Prayers… this Steve Wynn-produced follow-up clobbers cool and catchy with maniacal rock brilliance."
BOSTON HERALD: “A” -


"Bucking the "nostalgia band" trend by being authentically nostalgic, the Teenage Prayers cause you to give blessings to that raw, purely enthusiastic adolescent music fan in all of us."
POPMATTERS.COM


THE RUMBLE CMJ @ SOUTHPAW
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
8PM DOORS / 83O START

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TONIGHT IN MANCHESTER: FUTURE SOUNDS INVADES IN THE CITY

After stomping around Manchester for an evening seeing what everyone else is putting out, I'm even more excited about the line up that's playing this evening at Cellar Vie because I think we have some bands that aren't on everyone's radar yet but have the potential to really make an impact. We also got a great set of cards handed us by ITC when they made our showcase in the venue that's closest to the conference hotel.

We've set up a page where you can taste test all the acts playing the showcase here>
http://futuresounds.com/inthecity/

SET TIMES
19:15 - 19:45 Minnaars
20:00 - 20:30 The Old Romantic Killer Band
20:45 - 21:15 White Sunday
21:30 - 22:00 NewIslands
22:15 - 22:45 Tigers That Talked
23:00 - 23:30 Treetop Flyers

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Monday, October 19, 2009

FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY PLAYLIST 10.19.09

Future Sounds #43 - October 19, 2009

Disappears – Hearing Things – Disappears – Unsigned

Cat Party – Jigsaw Thoughts – Jigsaw Thoughts 7” – Flat Back Records
Kids Of 88 – Sugar Pills – Demos – Unsigned
Cashier No.9 – 42 West Avenue – Demos – Unsigned


BREAK

HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES SET
Dark Room Notes – Let’s Light Fires – We Love You Dark Matter – Unsigned
The Brothers Movement – Standing Still – The Brothers Movement – Rocket Girl Records
Sweet Jane – Where’s Your Money? – Blackboots & Blackhearts – Dead Flower Records
Villagers – The Meaning of The Ritual – Demos – Domino Recordings

BREAK


FUTURE SOUNDS @ ITC MANCHESTER
NewIslands – Out Of Time – Single – Unsigned
Tigers That Talked – Black Heart Blue Eyes – The Merchant – Bad Sneaker Records
The Old Romantic Killer Band – The Resolve – The Swan With Two Necks – Unsigned
Minnaars – Essay Essay Essay – Minnaars EP – Unsigned
Treetop Flyers – Is It All Worth It? – EP – Domino Recordings

BREAK


FUTURE SOUNDS @ CMJ
Prayer – Shapes – Demos – Feudal Records
Class Actress – LMLMLUU2 – Demos – Unsigned
Casxio – Seventeen – Future Sounds 33 – Unsigned
Paul & The Patients – The Other Side – To The Lions – American Myth Recordings

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CMJ SKEWER PARTY @ PIANOS UPSTAIRS STAGE
Imaad Wasif – Priestess – The Voidist – TeePee Records
Evan Voytas – Give It Back – The New Dynamic Sound Of Evan Voytas – RCRDLBL.COM
Samuel Stewart – Rhiannon – 640 Sessions – Unsigned
The Wheel – Just For Me, But I Thought Of You – Desire and Dissolving Men – Public Service Records

BREAK

FUTURE SOUNDS @ CMJ
The Answering Machine – Emergency – Another City, Another Sorry – Heist Or Hit Records
The Postelles – 123 Stop – 123 Stop – Capitol Records
French Horn Rebellion – Up All Night – Up All Night – Once Upon A Time Records
Hurricane BellsThis Year – Tonight Is The Ghost – Unsigned

BREAK

FS WOXY LOUNGE ACTS SESSION WITH THE BLAKES
Music Together
Tommy
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THE HOT 5
Twin Tigers Passive Idol – Gray Waves – Old Flame Records
Chapel Club – Surfacing – Chapel Club – Unsigned
MillionYoungHammock – Sunndreamm EP – Unsigned
Whale Tooth – Clever – Whale Tooth EP – Unsigned
Them: Youth – Stardust – Demos – Unsigned

END OF PROGRAM


*Bold denotes FS radio artist debut

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LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY.COM TODAY

Be sure to listen to today's FUTURE SOUNDS radio show on WOXY.COM as we will air the WOXY Lounge Acts Session we just did with Seattle's THE BLAKES, as they rip into three tracks off their new release, "Souvenir". Thanks to Andres at ART INSOUND STUDIOS for this session!

The show was recorded in front of a live studio audience (freaky) in Dublin, Ireland at the HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES FESTIVAL with help from Dublin's 2XM radio.

We'll feature sets from Hard Working Class Heroes, feature bands playing our IN THE CITY showcase in Manchester, as well as bands playing our three parties at CMJ this week.

All that, plus THE HOT 5.

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RANGE LIFE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS 10 MOVIES IN LA THIS WEEK

Future Sounds is proud to team up with the folks at Range Life Entertainment to promote this completely independent movie and music tour from a company cool enough to name themselves after a PAVEMENT song.

RANGE LIFE ENTERTAINMENT invites you to Ten Exclusive Engagements as part of our Fall 2009 Tour Series:

Range Life Los Angeles Details @ Downtown Independent Theater

Monday, October 19th

Anywhere, USA @ 7pm

Impolex @ 9pm


Wednesday, October 21st

Woodpecker @ 7pm

Guatemalan Handshake @ 9pm


Thursday, October 22nd

Visioneers @ 7pm

Happy Birthday, Harris Malden @ 9pm


Friday, October 23rd

Assassination of a High School President @ 7pm

Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong @ 9pm


Saturday, October 24th

White On Rice @ 4:15pm

Box Elder @ 6pm

** MENTION "FUTURE SOUNDS" AT THE DOOR TO GET IN FREE

For a detailed description of all of these independent films, filled with independent music, visit the Range Life Entertainment web site at
http://www.rangelifeentertainment.com/

Range Life Entertainment presents ten energetic and irreverent independent comedies that have been turning heads and generating cult audiences at festivals across the country (Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, and CineVegas to name a few).Traversing the nation by van this fall, these filmmakers are at the forefront of a new trend in distribution; engaging in grassroots marketing and on-line promotion to bring their films directly to the audience. As filmmaker and tour organizer Todd Sklar says, "It's all about getting these films out there and connecting with their audiences. Everything else in this business is white noise." So tune it out altogether and join us for 5 nights of festival favorites at the Downtown Independent Theater.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

NEW SOUNDS: O EMPEROR

O EMPEROR
MYSPACE
Hometown: Waterford, Cork, Ireland

Of all the bands I caught last night here in Dublin at the HARD WORKING CLASS HEROES Festival, the real standout was this band from Cork, O EMPEROR that played early on at Andrews Lane. Think FLEET FOXES/LOCAL NATIVES, with various vocalists and the vibe of THE BAND thrown in for good measure. It was warm and personal and genuine, but still has its best music ahead. Give this one some time and some sunlight and it's going to grow into something large. I'm trying to swindle a copy of their debut single, "Po" out of someone before I leave town. Unsigned.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

AVI BUFFALO SIGNS TO SUB POP RECORDS

Congratulations go out to our friends in AVI BUFFALO as its been announced that they've signed to Sub Pop Records! It's been a pleasure watching these kids from Long Beach grow right before our eyes and now land on the Mt Rushmore of indies - Sub Pop! If you have your copy of FS33, pop it back on and listen for "What's It In For?" and see what the fuss is about.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

FRIDAY NIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: NICO STAI @ GHETTOGLOSS GALLERY

Friday night at Ghettogloss Gallery come out and be a part of the "Dead Pony" video shoot and catch NICO STAI perform a full set at 10pm. FREE!

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TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: ALL WRONG & THE PLANS CHANGE @ 3 CLUBS - PRAYER @ THE ABBEY



A double dip of FS acts this evening, as ALL WRONG & THE PLANS CHANGE play the NY Underbelly party at 3 Clubs this evening and PRAYER play later in the evening at The Abbey.

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NEW DATE - BANDS CONFIRMED FOR HOLLYWOOD BREWFEST - NOVEMBER 14

The first ever HOLLYWOOD BREWFEST @ The Music Box @ Fonda is now on November 14th. Prepare yourselves for an entire day of music, food and most importantly, BEER.

With over 35 breweries showing up we're going to put them everywhere, on the Fonda rooftop, in a beer garden outside, and on every level on the venue itself and in the Blue Palms Brewhouse.

The line up has been confirmed and GREAT NORTHERN are headlining, with DUM DUM GIRLS and THE DEADLY SYNDROME coming on before them, as well as NICO STAI, CASTLEDOOR, THE TENDER BOX, THE DIAMOND LIGHT, THE FEROCIOUS FEW, BLACKMARKET, SAM STEWART and a host of other great beer bands.

Watch this space or the HBF Twitter account for more information as it happens!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: NIGHTMARE AIR @ 3 CLUBS


Tonight at 3 Clubs in Hollywood, it's NIGHTMARE AIR - 10pm set time
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FUTURE SOUNDS SHOWCASE @ IN THE CITY MANCHESTER - OCTOBER 20TH

Future Sounds is coming to the UK to take part in this year's
IN THE CITY in Manchester, hosting the FS showcase at Cellar Vie on October 20th.


SET TIMES
19:15 - 19:45 Minnaars
20:00 - 20:30 The Old Romantic Killer Band
20:45 - 21:15 White Sunday
21:30 - 22:00 NewIslands
22:15 - 22:45 Tigers That Talked
23:00 - 23:30 Treetop Flyers

To listen to music by each artist playing the showcase, visit
http://futuresounds.com/inthecity/

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ANNOUNCING THE LINE UP FOR THE RUMBLE: BROOKLYN @ CMJ

Next week's THE RUMBLE: BROOKLYN takes place during CMJ, so it's a special edition with five bands playing at Southpaw. Future Sounds, Defalco Presents, +1 Music, Stranded In Stereo, and Sound Fix Records got together to build this line up that's pretty intense:


Teenage Prayers 11:30 -12
Aeroplane Pageant 10:45-11:15
Casxio 10 - 10:30
Class Actress 9:15-9:45
Paul and the Patients 830-9
:00

Party starts at 8PM at Southpaw in Brooklyn.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

FUTURE SOUNDS RADIO DEBUTS 10.12.09

Here is more information on artists that we played today on the Future Sounds on WOXY radio program....

MEAGHAN SMITH
http://www.myspace.com/meaghansmithmusic
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Track: I Know

We've been waiting for what feels like a Canadian winter to get the full-length from MEAGHAN SMITH, a lady with a voice that's beyond amazing. We first tipped her in January of 2008, you should hear plenty from her this fall and in 2010. Nettwerk Records


PENGUIN PRISON
http://www.myspace.com/penguinprison
Hometown: New York
Track: A Funny Thing


NYC producer, Penguin Prison drops his own record this time instead of remixing whatever's hot, and if you're a fan of crazy synths and experimentation, PP delivers. Unsigned

CHAPEL CLUB
http://www.myspace.com/chapelclub
Hometown: London
Track: Surfacing

This one just popped into FSHQ and I was instantly caught by this INTERPOL meets WHITE LIES. This frontman has some pipes, this band should jump to the front of the line quickly. Unsigned

THE BLOODSUGARS
http://www.myspace.com/bloodsugars
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Track: Light At The End Of The Tunnel

We were turned onto this band by WOXY, so we're late to the game but making up for lost time with this spin. Engine Room Recordings

THEM: YOUTH
http://www.myspace.com/themyouth
Hometown: London
Track: Lost N Lonely

This London act has gotten UK radio love from Zane Lowe and John Kennedy and I just received four new tracks from management that turned my head. I'll be spinning more from Them: Youth in coming weeks, just discovered a ballad that's delightful. Dirty Boots Records


TUNE-YARDS
http://www.myspace.com/tuneyards
Hometown: In her car
Track: FIYA

Lo-fi madness continues to be in fashion, and this crazy lady Tune-Yards has plenty of eyes on her, with 4AD behind her as she takes lazy day folk rock and gives it a COCOROSIE type spin. Marriage/4AD

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LISTEN TO FUTURE SOUNDS ON WOXY 10.12.09



Future Sounds #42 – 10/12/2009

Man/Miracle – Pushing & Shoving – Pushing & Shoving – Unsigned
Princeton – Martina & Clive Krantz – Cocoon Of Love – Kanine Records
Surfer Blood – Swim (To Reach The End) – Astro Coast – Unsigned
Paul & The Patients – Blogspot – To The Lions – American Myth Recordings
General Decay – Pyramid (Enjoy The End) – Demos – Unsigned

BREAK

Treetop Flyers – Is It All Worth It? – EP – Domino Recordings
Jessica Lea Mayfield – We’ve Never Lied – With Blasphemy So Heartfelt – Polymor Records
Mumford & Sons – White Blank Page – Mumford & Sons EP - Chess Club Records
Low Anthem – Charlie Darwin – Oh My God, Charlie Darwin – Nonesuch Records
Meaghan SmithI Know – Crickets Orchestra – Nettwerk

BREAK

Tigers That Talked – Black Hearts Blue Eyes – The Merchant – Bad Sneakers Records
NewIslands – Out Of Time – Out Of Time Single – Unsigned
Red Wire Black Wire – Breathing Fire – Robots & Roses – Tough Customer
Arpline – Fold Up Like A Piece Of Paper – Demos – Unsigned
Silver Swans – Realize The Ghost – Realize The Ghost – Tricycle Records

BREAK

Cashier No. 9 – When Jackie Shone – Demos – Unsigned
The Old Romantic Killer Band – The Resolve – The Swan With Two Necks – Unsigned
Minnaars – Essay Essay Essay – Minnaars EP – Unsigned
The Sound Of Arrows – Into The Clouds – Single – Neon Gold
Penguin PrisonA Funny Thing – Demos – Unsigned

BREAK

Alberta Cross – Old Man Chicago – Broken Side Of Time – ATO Records
The Blakes – Music Together – Souvenir – Unsigned
Brazos – Tell – Phosphorescent Blues – Unsigned
Lights On – Ordinary Life – Waiting For The Heart To Beat – Unsigned
Whale Tooth – Clever – Whale Tooth EP – Unsigned

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THE HOT 5
Chapel Club – Surfacing – Chapel Club – Unsigned
Cat Party – Jigsaw Thoughts – Jigsaw Thoughts 7” – Flat Back Records
The Bloodsugars – Light At The End Of The Tunnel – I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On – Engine Room Recordings
Them: Youth – Lost N Lonely – Demos – Unsigned
tune-YaRdS – FIYA – BiRd-BrAiNs – 4AD/Marriage

END OF PROGRAM

*Bold denotes FS radio debut

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

FIRST EVER THE RUMBLE: LAS VEGAS HAPPENS TONIGHT @ THE ARUBA

Vegas? Yeah, you heard it right, our little Rumble parties have now crept to Sin City to THE ARUBA where FITZ & THE TANTRUMS will finish their week long run of Rumbles that started in Seattle and have blazed a trail of new disciples in it's path. That puts us in seven US cities a month now, and we're gunnin' for 12 by March 2010.

Future Sounds has teamed up with Las Vegas' NEON REVERB, people that know how to throw a party for the inaugural Vegas Rumble. In case you were wondering, this won't be your typical big casino, tourist party, this is deep in the heart of the Vegas that people that live and sleep there hang out.


We took the lead from NR on some local acts that are now on our radar, and A CROWD OF SMALL ADVENTURES will headline, and THE MAD CAPS will open up the event. The special guest DJ is REX DART at this FREE party that also has a built in after-party.

The Rumble: Las Vegas starts tonight, but the talk already started:
LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
LAS VEGAS WEEKLY

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Friday, October 09, 2009

THE RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO TONIGHT @ THE CASBAH

San Diego, you're about to feel the aftershock of The Rumble in Los Angeles, as the line up that smoked the 3 Clubs in Hollywood is making its way down to The Casbah for THE RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO tonight. Local legend, LADY DOTTIE & THE DIAMONDS, LA's FITZ & THE TANTRUMS and Seattle's THE BLAKES combine for a night for the ages.

Special DJ set by local music guru, Tim Pyles.

We're also thrilled to add two new partners to THE RUMBLE: SAN DIEGO this month, in the shape of CITYBEAT and SDDIALEDIN, to go with Indigenous, Trumer Pils, Casbah, M Theory Music, and WOXY.

Mention TRUMER PILS in your Facebook, blog, or Twitter updates about The Rumble and win $100 to Starlite.

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CMJ SKEWER PARTY - FUTURE SOUNDS & THE PLANETARY GROUP ANNOUNCE PIANOS LINE UP

Future Sounds & The Planetary Group annually team up for the SKEWER PARTY at Pianos each CMJ and this year we have Friday the 23rd with both stages filled with great acts. Here's the line ups:

Main Stage (downstairs):
2pm: Prayer
2:40pm: Superdrag
3:20pm: Bear Hands
4pm: Samuel
4:40pm: Hurricane Bells
5:20pm: The Answering Machine

Acoustic Stage (upstairs):
1:40pm: Cassavettes
2:20pm: Evan Voytas
3pm: Imaad Wassif
3:40pm: The Wheel
4:20pm: Sam Stewart
5pm: Will Dailey

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TONIGHT @ NEXT BIG NASHVILLE: THE BLACK ANGELS @ FS/WOXY SHOWCASE

It's rainy and gray today in Nashville, perfect for the darkness that is THE BLACK ANGELS, as they play the FS/WOXY showcase tonight at NEXT BIG NASHVILLE at The Exit/In. Joining the Austin band that's OD'd on VU, is someone we're really enjoying, DISAPPEARS, as well as BEAR IN HEAVEN and Nashville's COURTNEY TIDWELL. Quite a line-up. Check the NBN site for details.

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

PHOTOS FROM LAST NIGHT'S FUTURE SOUNDS/WOXY SHOWCASE IN NASHVILLE

On our first night at NEXT BIG NASHVILLE at The End, we had an amazing turnout to see the FS/WOXY showcase. ALBERTA CROSS delivered a stunning set of music.

Phosphorescence is a process in which energy absorbed by a substance is released relatively slowly in the form of light. Last night's show was capped off by PHOSPHORESCENT who actually threw energy back into the crowd.

These amazing photos were taken by Jonathan Kingsbury

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FUTURE SOUNDS - RECORD OF THE DAY COLUMN FOR IN THE CITY

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THE RUMBLE: LOS ANGELES TONIGHT @ 3 CLUBS

THE RUMBLE: LOS ANGELES on Thursday at 3 Clubs is going to be outrageous!

It's the homecoming of FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, fresh off his tour where he played Red Rocks and The Greek Theatre and heads into KRCW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Fitz & Co are doing ALL of the Rumble West Coast parties in October.

We found the perfect bands to accompany Fitz for this month's Rumble - from San Diego it's the dynamo that is LADY DOTTIE & THE DIAMONDS. Dotty is like SHARON JONES on speed, and delivers music with The Diamonds that storms like monsoon season.

From Seattle is THE BLAKES! That's right, they are on the bill with a brand new record that sounds like the NUGGETS box set squeezed out a baby and out popped 'Souvenir'. We've already watched them destroy the Rumble: Seattle and the Rumble: Portland, now they take on LA and San Diego as this trio does a round show together this week.

Those lovely ladies, DJ S.i.S. return as our resident DJ's and the party is FREE!

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

THE RUMBLE: SAN FRANCICO TONIGHT @ HARLOT


THE RUMBLE: SAN FRANCISCO TURNS 2 YEARS OLD TONIGHT?
Two years???? WTF?

How did it happen? The little party meant to bring together the Bay area indie rock community lasted two years? It started as an indie dance party, then added one band each party, then up to two acts performing, and the future looks like three bands + DJ's.

Harlot has been great to THE RUMBLE: SAN FRANCISCO for two years and Jacek, you are the man for taking care of every band, DJ and Rumble attendee. Watch our for those bar stools late night Drunkula....

For the 2 year party we had to come up with the cream of the crop, and FITZ & THE TANTRUMS provide that very thing. Think HALL & OATES meets ROBERT PALMER meets THIN WHITE DUKE era-Bowie. Add a big splash of Motown and you're getting close to describing FITZ and his wrecking crew as they do the entire West Coast run of RUMBLE dates in October, from Seattle to now Las Vegas.

Listen to the entire Fitz & The Tantrums EP, "Songs For A Break-Up Vol. 1" at http://www.fitzandthetantrums.com

The Rumble: SF wouldn't be the Rumble: SF if it didn't spotlight a band from the Bay area that is also destined for greatness. This month our collective team of partners have cooked up the mighty MAN/MIRACLE from Oakland. You must hear their anthemic "Pushing and Shoving".

Need more? How about special guest DJ's like AARON AXELSEN from POPSCENE/LIVE 105 and DJ TOM THUMP, the guy that digs so deep in the crates his fingernails are black.
Couple those two with resident badasss, DJ BAGEL TED, and you've got yourself a celebration.

The party is FREE if you RSVP here
http://sonicliving.com/therumble23
It's $5 if that's not your thing and you like spending money.

Harlot is located at 46 Minna Street

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

FUTURE SOUNDS & WOXY GO BIG @ NEXT BIG NASHVILLE

Future Sounds & WOXY have teamed up for six showcases at NEXT BIG NASHVILLE this week at The Exit/In and The End. The showcases will celebrate the talent that lives and breathes in the Southland and we're looking forward to discovering some bands from places we don't know but should.

We're also teaming up with AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE and GIBSON to produce six 'American Songwriter Sessions' that will be aired on WOXY.


Here's our showcase line-ups:

Wed. Oct. 7 @ The End
Phosphorescent
Alberta Cross
Caitlin Rose

Thu. Oct. 8 @ Exit/In
David Vandervelde
Jessica Lea Mayfield
The Dexateens
Shoot The Mountain
The Old Ceremony


Thu. Oct. 8 @ The End
Quote (Nashville)
The Young Republic (Nashville)
Futurebirds (Athens)
Arizona (Asheville)
El Cantador (Mobile, AL)


Fri. Oct. 9 @ Exit/In
The Black Angels
Disappears
Cortney Tidwell (Nashville)
Bear in Heaven


Fri. Oct. 9 @ The End
Eureka Gold
The Kindergarten Circus
Twin Tigers (Hunter Williams, PGA)
The Kingston Springs
The Jean Marie (Miami)


Sat. Oct. 10 @ Exit/In
Jemina Pearl (ex-Be Your Own Pet)
Matt Friction & The Cheap Shots
Other Girls
Slow Runner
Taxicab Racers (Chattanooga)

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THE RUMBLE: PORTLAND TONIGHT @ HOLOCENE

The October edition of THE RUMBLE: PORTLAND @ Holocene is one for the ages, and all ages, spanning genres and era's.

Headlining the Rumble will be BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK HEARTS, the Portland band that sounds like they broke out of Nuggets-era British Invasion rock. Jangly, jingly, great pop rock and roll.

Coming up from Los Angeles is the mighty FITZ & THE TANTRUMS, a band you've been hearing on WOXY, KEXP, and KCRW often recently with their white boy soul-Hall & Oates meets Robert Palmer meets Motown party sound.

You know it's a stellar bill when your opener is a star about to happen - SALLIE FORD & THE SOUND OUTSIDE. This is throwback fantasy mixed with intelligent lyrics and shouts out to Sunny Day Real Estate. Embrace Sallie, she'll be the world's soon enough.

The party is FREE and all your friends like Pampelmoose, Cravedog and Music Millennium will be there, as well as WOXY.COM and Future Sounds.

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MEET SALLIE FORD & THE SOUND OUTSIDE

The best thing about the Future Sounds community is that everyone involved has the same lust for finding new acts and sharing. This time we found out about Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside from FS artist, Fitz & The Tantrums, who saw Sallie open up for The Avett Brothers in Los Angeles. Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside play at tonight's RUMBLE: PORTLAND @ Holocene.

FS: How was it touring with the incredible Avett Brothers?

SF: It was great touring with the Avett Brothers! they are allot of fun and so are the folks that work for them. They have really supportive fans who made an awesome audience.

FS: You're originally from Asheville, North Carolina, what brought you to Portland and how did you meet your band? Can you also introduce your bandmates and what they play?

SF: I moved to Portland on a whim. I heard allot of great things and thought it would be a great place to live, and it is. When I first moved to Portland, I lived in a house with 5 other girls and one of those girls introduced me to a bunch of people from Alaska. I become friends with allot of the Alaskans and one of them eventually introduced me to Ford Tennis and Tyler Tornfelt, who were from Anchorage, Alaska and play in a band called "Syran".
I then met Jeff Munger a year later, while he was playing music on the street. Jeff was born in Portand.
Ford Tennis plays drums. Tyler Tornfelt plays upright bass and Jeff Munger plays lead guitar. I (Sallie Ford) play rhythm guitar and sing as well as write the songs.

FS: You obviously have a "throwback sound", and I'm sure everyone compares you with everyone from Patsy Cline to Billy Holiday. Who are the ladies and fellas that you draw your inspiration from?

SF: Those two names are big influences, as well as Etta James, Aretha Franklin and The Squirrel Nut Zippers (who are from North Carolina as well)


FS: What I like about the few songs I've heard from you is that although you are obviously well versed in the past, you make it fresh and contemporary by dropping in lyrics and references that are clearly our era, like shouts out to Sunny Day Real Estate and Jets To Brazil. Who are your contemporary favorites? Who would you like to tour with next?

SF: Regina Spektor and Tom Waits are probably my top favorite contemporary musician heroes. I also like M. Ward, Langhorne Slim, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down and Nurses.
We also have plans to tour with our Irish buddies, "The Lost Brothers".

FS: The "Not An Animal" EP has been your bread and butter for your most recent bunch of live performances, what's next for Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside? Are there new songs in the studio being polished?

SF: We have many more songs that are unrecorded, but we have plans to record a full length in the near future.


FS: At Future Sounds we're always looking for the next Sallie Ford, are there any up and coming bands that you want to recommend or shouts out to some friend's bands?

SF: Some of our local favorites are:

Hats, The Woolwines, Y la bamba, Hello Electric, Syran, Grey Anne, Ah Holly Family and The Ocean Floor.

FS: Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions and for playing The Rumble: Portland this week.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

FUTURE SOUNDS RADIO DEBUTS 10.05.09

Here is more information on artists that were Future Sounds radio show debuts this week....

BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK HEARTS
http://www.myspace.com/blueskiesforblackhearts
Hometown: Portland, Or
Track: Embracing The Modern Age

Playing tomorrow night’s RUMBLE: PORTLAND it’s the Nuggets inspired rock of Blue Skies For Black Hearts and all their jingle-jangle glory. King Of Hearts Records


MAN/MIRACLE
http://www.myspace.com/manmiracle
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Track: Pushing & Shoving

Everything right about Bay area indie rock! M/M will be playing our Rumble: San Francisco party on Wednesday at Harlot. Unsigned


LADY DOTTIE & THE DIAMONDS
http://www.myspace.com/ladydottieandthediamonds
Hometown: San Diego
Track: I Ain’t Mad At Ya

If you don’t know about the west coast’s answer to Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, then you’d be axe somebody. Lady Dottie is the real deal, and will be playing both the Rumble: LA and Rumble: SD this week. Hi Speed Soul Records


DISAPPEARS
http://www.myspace.com/disappearsmusic
Hometown: Chicago
Track: Hearing Things

Currently on tour with The Black Angels, and playing our Next Big Nashville showcase at The Exit/Inn, this is big, dark, dangerous drug music.


CAITLIN ROSE
http://www.myspace.com/caitlinrosesongs
Hometown: Nashville
Track: Songs For Rabbits

What a voice! A gale force is CAITLIN ROSE with her cuddle-up-close personality and impressive lungs. She’ll be playing our NBN showcases this week.

GENERAL DECAY
http://www.myspace.com/generaldk
Hometown: St. Helena
Track: Pyramid (Enjoy The End)

I don’t know much about General Decay, but the sniffer of the Golden Sugar Bear unearthed this trio that might be from Italy, whatever the case, it made our Hot 5 this week. Unsigned





CAT PARTY
http://www.myspace.com/birdsofpreymusic
Hometown: Los Angeles
Track: Jigsaw Parts

I just received the full release by the three-piece, Cat Party and it’s incredible. They’ll be on our playlists for some time and I need to get out and see this one live. They play the Redwood Bar in LA on Nov 4. Flat Back Records


TREETOP FLYERS
http://www.myspace.com/treetopflyersband
Hometown: London
Track: Is It All Worth It?

Gorgeous, earthy sounds here, a la FLEET FOXES or MUMFORD & SONS, London’s Treetop Flyers deliver an EP that’s brilliant. Put this one on your hit list. Unsigned.


You should already be familiar with JEMINA PEARL, formerly of BE YOUR OWN PET, and PHOSPHORESCENT, two acts that need no formal introductions.

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