Dance Gavin Dance To Release Happiness June 9 On Rise Records New Song Debuts On MySpace Catch Them On Warped Tour This Summer

Sacramento, CA’s Dance Gavin Dance has unveiled a new track from their forthcoming release Happiness on their MySpace page.
Stream the song, “Don’t Tell Dave” now at
With combined sales of over 50,000+ units in the US, over 16,000,000 total plays on MySpace and a successful headlining tour behind them, Dance Gavin Dance’s 4th album for Rise Records is a progression and it clearly shows. They are able to play with just about any band out there and are often referred to as a “bands band”. Blending a myriad of genres into their songs, Dance Gavin Dance is always pushing the envelope, while somehow maintaining a sense of melody and urgency. Featuring artwork from famous Swedish artist Mattias Adolfsson, Happiness is their proudest moment and it clearly shows.
Happiness will be released on June 9th. That same day, the band will appear at a CD signing at Dimples Records in Sacramento, CA, as well as playing a free CD Release Party show at Club Retro in Orangevale, CA. This will be followed by a run of dates with The Audition, Closure in Moscow and Endless Hallway.
Starting June 26, fans can catch Dance Gavin Dance on the SmartPunk stage on the Vans Warped Tour.
Dance Gavin Dance Tour Dates:
Jun 6 2009
Rockin Roots Festival- Taking Back Sunday, Of Mice&Men Bakersfield, CA
Jun 9 2009
In Store Signing @ Dimple Records Sacramento, California
Jun 9 2009
Club Retro CD RELEASE!!! FREE SHOW!!!!!! Orangevale, California
Jun 10 2009
Club Underground w/ The Audition, Closure In Moscow, Endless Hallway Reno, Nevada
Jun 11 2009
Empire Theatre w/ The Audition, Closure In Moscow, Endless Hallway Stockton, California
Jun 12 2009
Modesto Virtual w/ The Audition, Closure In Moscow, Endless Hallway Modesto, California
Jun 13 2009
All Pro Pizza w/ The Audition, Closure In Moscow, Endless Hallway Visalia, California
Jun 14 2009
Downtown Brew w/ The Audition, Closure In Moscow, Endless Hallway San Luis Obispo, California
Jun 16 2009
The Crossing w/ The Audition, Endless Hallway Palmdale, California
Jun 17 2009
Karma w/ The Audition, Endless Hallway Victorville, California
Jun 18 2009
Soma w/ The Audition, Endless Hallway San Diego, California
Jun 19 2009
The Box Office w/ The Audition, Endless Hallway Las Vegas, Nevada
Jun 26 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Pomona, California
Jun 27 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 San Francisco, California
Jun 28 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Ventura, California
Jun 30 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Phoenix, Arizona
Jul 1 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Las Cruces, New Mexico
Jul 2 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 San Antonio, Texas
Jul 3 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Houston, Texas
Jul 5 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Dallas, Texas
Jul 7 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Indianapolis, Indiana
Jul 8 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jul 9 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Cleveland, Ohio
Jul 10 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Toronto, Ontario
Jul 11 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Montreal, Quebec
Jul 12 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Hartford, Connecticut
Jul 14 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Washington D.C., Washington DC
Jul 15 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Scranton, New York
Jul 16 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Buffalo, New York
Jul 17 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Camden, New Jersey
Jul 18 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Uniondale, New York
Jul 19 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Oceanport, New Jersey
Jul 21 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 22 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jul 23 2009
VANS WARPED TOUR 2009 Charlotte, North Carolina


Blood Guts Bruises Cuts may not be for the faint of heart, but as the new album title by The Dudes, ears everywhere should take notice and tune in. Out on June 2nd via LOADmusic/EMI, Blood Guts Bruises Cuts stays true to the rock and roll soul sound that has propelled The Dudes out of the Calgary independent music scene and into the national spotlight.

“The Dudes - now strikingly tight showmen with a full arsenal of future-classic rock songs up their sleeves - have set their eyes on moving beyond the local stage...a rock band capable of taking on the world at large.”
- FFWD Weekly

Sharing tour stages with the likes of Pride Tiger, Two Hours Traffic and Ladyhawk, The Dudes also earned marquee status at events including JunoFest, Sled Island, and V-Fest. They’ve been voted Calgary’s favourite band of 2006, 2007, and 2008 by FFWD readers, landed prominent spots in film (‘Freezer Burn’ starring Crispin Glover and Tom Green), television (‘Heartland’, ‘House Party’), and commercial use (Rogers mp3 phone ad).

Showing enormous artistic growth, Blood Guts Bruises Cuts, produced by Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, State of Shock) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Franz Ferdinand, AC/DC), introduces the perfect emotional blend of Al Green and Flaming Lips – soul music and early 1990’s distortion. We just call it awesome.

“With all pistons firing, this is a leaner, meaner Dudes.”
- Beatroute Magazine

Stay tuned for tour dates but in the meantime you’re lucky if you can catch The Dudes first here:
June 13th – Calgary, AB – The 1 Legion (CD release party)
June 17th – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace (NXNE)
June 19th – St. John’s, NL – Club One (COCA)
June 20th – Toronto, ON – Reverb (NXNE)

For more info and music check out:
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Hopeless Records is proud to announce that All Time Low has just confirmed a string of dates on the Main Stage of this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. The band will be touring in support of their highly anticipated forthcoming release, Nothing Personal, in stores July 7th. Having just recently finished a tour with Fall Out Boy, the Maryland foursome will be jumping on Warped Tour in Oceanport, NJ, and staying on it until the end in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to these dates, they will do a short headlining tour with We The Kings and Cartel, hitting several cities on the east coast.
The press reaction to All Time Low thus far in their career has been fantastic. Their debut full-length, So Wrong, It’s Right landed them a spot in Alternative Press’ list of “100 Bands You Need To Know” in 2008, and they were named “Band of the Year” by the magazine in 2009 while making their second appearance on the cover. Absolute Punk, who proclaimed that All Time Low was “your new favorite pop-punk band”, also praised the album, which has scanned over 180,000 copies since its release.
The first single off Nothing Personal is “Weightless,” an immediately catchy pop rock hit that received over 50,000 streams in less than 24 hours when it initially premiered. The track has scanned over 60,000 copies to date.

Track Listing for Nothing Personal is below:
1. Weightless
2. Break Your Little Heart
3. Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)
4. Lost In Stereo
5. Stella
6. Sick Little Games
7. Hello, Brooklyn
8. Walls
9. Too Much
10. Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal
11. A Party Song (The Walk of Shame)
12. Therapy

Tour dates with We The Kings, Cartel, & Days Difference:
7/09/09 Richmond, VA – The National
7/10/09 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
7/11/09 Towson, MD – Towson Center – Towson University
7/12/09 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
7/13/09 Wantagh, NY – The Bay Stage @ Jones Beach
7/15/09 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
7/16/09 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
7/17/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Riverplex Amphitheatre
7/18/09 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock Café

All Time Low Warped Tour dates:
7/19/09 Oceanport, NJ – Monmouth Park Racetrack
7/21/09 Boston, MA – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
7/22/09 Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/23/09 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/24/09 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/25/09 Miami, FL – Cruzan Amphitheater
7/26/09 Tampa, FL – Vinoy Park
7/28/09 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheater
7/29/09 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
7/30/09 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater
7/31/09 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
8/01/09 Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
8/02/09 Minneapolis, MN – Canterbury Park
8/03/09 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/04/09 Kansas City, MO – Sandstone Amphitheater
8/07/09 Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheater
8/08/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairgrounds
8/09/09 Denver, CO – Invesco Field
8/12/09 Calgary, AB – Race City Speedway
8/14/09 Vancouver, BC – Thunderbird Stadium
8/15/09 Seattle, WA – Gorge Amphitheater
8/16/09 Portland, OR – Washington County Fairgrounds
8/19/09 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
8/20/09 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
8/21/09 Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater
8/22/09 San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
8/23/09 Los Angeles, CA – Home Depot Center

South Bay Represent!! The Darlings

Unveil Their New Video For “Where Do We Go”
Band To Open For Street Dogs, Strung Out In June
Added To KROQ “Locals Only” Show June 25th At The Roxy In Los Angeles

Check out The Darlings new music video for “Where Do We Go” here:
The clip was filmed by the Darlings and edited by Steve Guerrero.

Catch The Darlings opening for Street Dogs June 2nd in Victorville, CA and for Strung Out June 12 in Las Vegas, NV. The band will also play an all-ages KROQ “Locals Only” show at the Roxy in Los Angeles, CA June 25th.

The Darlings Tour Dates:
Jun 2 2009
Karma w/ STREET DOGS (All Ages) Victorville, California

Jun 12 2009
Wasted Space w/ STRUNG OUT Las Vegas, Nevada

Jun 25 2009
KROQ Locals Only at THE ROXY (ALL AGES SHOW) Hollywood, California

SAID THE WHALE: tour! treats! album teaser!

Vancouver indie darlings Said The Whale have their fins set on overdrive as they release their next single “The Magician (Camilo)”, prepare for a summer tour, and press a limited edition run of their 7” that features the single as well as three other tracks: "Strong Swimmers", "Love is Art" and "Upset Her".
After building a solid fanbase in Vancouver’s independent music scene Said The Whale have received a shout out from Perez Hilton, features on YouTube and MySpace Music for their video “This City's A Mess”, landed some stellar slots at Junofest and Vfest, and opened for friends including Mother Mother and City and Colour.
“If The Killers and Badly Drawn Boy were to have a love child, it'd be Said The Whale. Remember when "alternative" music used to be a real trendy word? Well, that really is the best way to describe this band...Said The Whale makes delightfully quirky music. It's infectious!”
- Perez Hilton

Fans can expect their full length album 'Islands Disappear' this fall on October 13 via Upper Management Management Recording Co/EMI and produced by Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother, Hannah Georgas) and Tom Deobrzanski (Hey Ocean, Lotus Child). In the meantime, check out the single, go see them play, and count your lucky stars if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a vinyl copy. Hull speed ahead!
“Just when you think cynicism has completely permeated the indie scene, a band pops up to make you optimistic again. Enter Said The Whale, a group of twentysomethings full of youthful energy unseen in this country since Sloan circa Twice Removed."
- EYE Weekly

Witness Said The Whale live for yourself in these cities:
June 11th - Penticton, BC - Barking Parrot @ Lakeside Resort
June 12th - Lethbridge, AB - The Slice
June 13th - Calgary, AB - The #1 Legion
June 18th - London, ON - Call The Office
June 20th - Toronto, ON - Reverb (NXNE)
June 23th - Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge
June 24th - Peterborough, ON - Red Dog
June 25th - Hamilton, ON- The Casbah
June 26th - Sarnia, ON - Patty Flaherty's
June 28th - St Catherines, ON - SCENE FEST
July 8th - Winnipeg, MB - Lo Pub
July 9th - Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's
July 10th - Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop
July 11th - Kelowna, BC - The Habitat

For music + more info:
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Rise Records Announces New Signing! Meet pmtoday...‏

RISE RECORDS is excited to announce the signing of pmtoday. They will head in the studio with Kris Crummett in September. Look for an early 2010 release. In the meantime, enjoy their songs from their demo EP.




Summer has arrived, so there’s no time like the present to head over to to stock up on their brand new summer gear, including bikinis, boardshorts, tanks, sandals, bags and loads of new tees, including a collaboration with PETA2.

Check out the story behind Glamour Kills:

Glamour Kills: Where Music & Fashion Collide.

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday May 29th, 2009:

Laura Barrett - Earth Sciences EP
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Eating Us
Bury Your Dead - It's Nothing Personal
Cocount Records - Davy
Crash Kings - S/T
Electrik Red - How To Be A Lady Vol. 1
Down For The Count - Battle Royale
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimist
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground - S/T
Khanate - Clean Hands Go Foul
Damian Lazarus - Smoke The Monster Out
Del Marquis (Scissor Sisters guitarist) - Litter To Society
Marilyn Manson - The High End of Low
Julian Marley (33-year-old son of Bob Marley) - Awake
Mandy Moore - Amanda Leigh
The Paper Chase - Someday This Could All Be Yours, Part 1
Peachcake - What year will you have the World?
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Michelle Shocked - Soul of My Soul
Sights and Sounds - Monolith
Sleepy Sun - Embrace
Tiga - Ciao!
Varsity Fanclub - Varsity Fanclub
Viva Voce - Rose City
War Tapes - The Continental Divide
Zap Mama - ReCreation

R.I.P. 20 pound shovel

All good things must come to an end... isn't that how the saying goes?
Unfortunately one of my fav. bands I've come across writing this site is no longer... RIP 20 Pound Shovel!

Don't cry yet... just simply check out the link below because some of the members have a brand spanking new band that is bound to be just as good, and I'm betting even BETTER, than 20 pound shovel....

The Cheap Shot Artists

Stay tuned for a review of The Cheap Shot Artists!

SULE - Alive


World’s Leading Social Portal and Toyota Host Search for The Next Music Superstar
Winner to Receive Recording Contract with MySpace Records

MySpace the world’s premiere social portal, in partnership with MySpace Records and Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., today announced the official launch of Rock the Space, an exclusive competition encouraging unsigned bands or solo artists to submit an original song for the opportunity to score a recording contract with MySpace Records, the company’s full-service independent label. Beginning today through July 1, 2009, aspiring artists across the country can enter to win the chance of a lifetime by visiting Toyota’s MySpace Music profile for submission details and contest rules

“MySpace’s origins are in connecting new and emerging artists with music fans. We designed the Rock the Space competition to take that idea to new heights,” said Kim McCullough, Corporate Manager, Marketing Communications, TMS. “Toyota is thrilled to bring unsigned musicians and the MySpace community this unprecedented opportunity.”

To enter the Rock the Space competition artists must submit an original mp3 demo. All entrants will have the opportunity to create a viral music widget with an easy embed code to help them spread their music across MySpace and the web. MySpace users can share in the experience by adding the music widgets to their profiles and posting comments on the Toyota Music profile.

In July, MySpace Records will select five finalists who will be featured prominently on the Toyota Music profile and the MySpace community will vote to select the winner. The five finalists will receive a media allocation to promote themselves with My Ads targeted advertising throughout MySpace.

“Rock the Space allows the MySpace Music platform to do what it does best - enable new music and new artists to be discovered,” said Jeff Berman, President of Sales and Marketing for MySpace. “MySpace is excited to offer these artists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and to take part in their journey from the very first step.”

The Rock the Space winner will be announced in September and will receive a recording contract as well as a $10,000 musical instrument prize package provided by Fender, the world’s leading guitar manufacturer. The winner’s song will also be available for download on the MySpace Music Home Page. The four runners-up win a MySpace Records Development Deal friends package.

“Rock the Space will create an organic and loyal fan base with a vested interest in these artists and their careers by allowing users to participate in the process from the beginning,” said J. Scavo, GM of MySpace Records. “This interactivity between artist and fan has always been a fundamental and differentiating factor for the MySpace Music platform and has led to the success of many of today’s most popular artists.”

For more information or to submit and original song for consideration please visit



Hi-Hat Recordings artist Spookey Ruben returns to delight us once again with his knack for colouring outside current musical trends: June 2nd marks the release of Mechanical Royalty (via Sonic Unyon), an album that skips merrily through the garden of musical genres, paying tribute to everything from Yacht Rock to death metal.

At the heart of the album lies the seven chapter prog rock epic 16min title track where Spookey Ruben tackles a genre forever riddled with ridicule. With its 12-keyboards-and-a-robe-and-a-30-ft-dragon-on-stage guise, Spookey, historically attracted to projects that absolutely don't fit in the hipster category, manages to tantalize once again with his latest pièce de résistance.

"You can't help but recognize Spookey Ruben as eccentricity in its purest form."
- allmusic guide

Mechanical Royalty (a pun, alluding not only to the album cover and storyline of the title track, but also to a music business term) is an intense 70s/80s rollercoaster ride, but its Spookey's point of view that makes it feel inviting and brand new, consistently dishing up his excitement for music in his own special heartfelt way.

"Pop Fantasia Genius"
- Mojo Magazine

In addition to his musical prowess, Spookey is the mastermind behind ‘Spookey Ruben’s Dizzy Playground’ (, an ongoing series of short films guest starring notable musicians like Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), John McEntire (Tortoise/The Sea and Cake), Melissa Auf Der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins). Upcoming episodes will include Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), Brian Borcherdt (Holy F*ck) and Leslie Feist (Feist).

On top of all this good stuff Spookey Ruben is hitting the road for a not-to-be-missed tour.
Do yourself a favour and catch him live at one of these dates:

May 29th – Toronto, ON – Gladstone Hotel (TOUR LAUNCH PARTY)
June 2nd – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Loplops
June 3rd – Thunder Bay, ON – Kilroys
June 4th – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
June 5th – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
June 6th – Regina, SK – The Exchange
June 8th – Nanaimo, BC – Queen’s Inn
June 9th – Victoria, BC – Logans
June 10th –Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
June 11th – Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
June 13th – Calgary, AB – Marquee Room
June 18th – Toronto, ON – NXNE
June 19th – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
June 21st – Wakefield, QC – Black Sheep Inn

For music and more info go here:

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday May 19, 2009:

A Lull - Ice Cream Bones
Tori Amos - Abnormally Attracted To Sin
The Blockheads (new vocalist: Derek Hussey) - Staring Down The Barrel
Busta Rhymes - Back On My B.S.
Carbon Leaf - Nothing Rhymes With Woman
Civ - Solid Bond: The Complete Discography
CKY - Carver City
Clues - Clues
Cock Sparrer - Here We Stand
Evil Cowards (side project of Tyler Spencer of Electric Six) - Covered In Gas
Drive A - Loss Of Desire
Eminem - Relapse
Funkdoobiest - Golden B-Boys
Hardline - Leaving The End Open
Hedley - Never Too Late
Julie the Band - An Act Of Communication
Jason Lytle - Yours Truly, the Commuter
Karate High School - Invaders
Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate
Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers
Method Man and Redman - Blackout! 2
mewithoutYou - It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright.
Milk Inc. - Forever
Miss Kittin & The Hacker - Two
The Oak Ridge Boys - The Boys Are Back
Parachute - Losing Sleep
Passion Pit - Manners
Poison The Well - III/III
Lionel Richie - Just Go
Polly Scattergood - S/T
Settle - At Home We Are Tourists
Sugar Red Drive - S/T
Swing Out Sister - Beautiful Mess
Tumbledown - S/T
John Vanderslice - Romanian Names
White Rabbits - It's Frightening



Reel Big Fish, voted Southern California’s best-looking and most radical band of cool dudes in a recent nationwide poll (OK we made that up…) will be releasing a new full length DVD this summer, titled, appropriately enough, Reel Big Fish Live! In Concert!

Reel Big Fish Live! In Concert! will be released July 21 on Rock Ridge Music for a very fan-friendly price.

The live concert DVD was filmed before a sold-out, hometown crowd at the Grove of Anaheim this past January and features 20 classic Reel Big Fish songs, as well as all of the hilarious in-between-song-banter-and-shenanigans that fans have come to expect.

Reel Big Fish has also lined up another killer summer tour for ‘09. The veteran ska-rock outfit will be hitting cities across America with 2-Tone legends

The English Beat and Orlando, FL-based reggae/ska punks The Supervillains.

Reel Big Fish front man Aaron Barrett says the band is amped to be touring with one of its musical idols. Barrett explains, “We are so excited to be playing with one of our favorite bands of all time and one of the biggest influences on our music!! We LOVE the English Beat. This tour is a dream come true for us!”

The English Beat front man Dave Wakeling responds, “I was thrilled many years ago to be invited to play at Reel Big Fish's first album release party, and we are thrilled again to be touring with them now that they are bona fide Skadfathers!”

The trek kicks off July 3rd in Royal Oak, MI. More dates are being confirmed daily and will be posted on

Southern California fans can also catch Reel Big Fish at BuFest in Malibu, CA on Sunday, May 31 with MXPX and Unwritten Law.

For ticket info and the full lineup visit:

Formed in the suburban garages of Orange County, CA in the early 90’s, Reel Big Fish has gone on to release 6 full-length studio releases, headline countless tours in North America (as well as Europe, Asia and Latin America) and amass combined sales of over a million albums. In other words: these guys are sort of a big deal.

Reel Big Fish Tour dates:
May 29- Savannah, GA- Forsyth Park (with Michael Franti and Spearhead)
May 31- Malibu, CA- Bufest (with MXPX, Unwrtitten Law)

Reel Big Fish (with The English Beat and The Supervillains):
July 3- Royal Oak, MI- Royal Oak Theatre
July 5- Milwaukee, MI- Summerfest
July 7- Boston, MA- House of Blues
July 8- Hampton Beach, NH- Hampton Beach Casino
July 9- New York, NY- Nokia Theatre
July 10- Atlantic City, NJ- House of Blues
July 11- Sayreville, NJ- Starland Ballroom
July 12- Providence, RI- Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
July 15- Cleveland, OH House of Blues
July 18- Norfolk, VA- The Norva
July 20- Richmond, VA- The National
July 23- Orlando, FL- Hard Rock Live
July 24- Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade
July 26- Dallas, TX- The Palladium Ballroom
July 27- Houston, TX- Warehouse Live
July 28- Austin, TX- La Zona Rosa
Aug 1- Los Angeles, CA- Club Nokia
Aug 2- Anaheim, CA- The Grove

David Moore (ex-Chamberlain) Announces Debut Solo Full Length, "My Lover, My Stranger," Out June 23 on Doghouse Records‏

David Moore Announces Debut Solo Album, My Lover, My Stranger, out June 23 on Doghouse Records

On a bright summer morning in 2001, David Moore pulled into the parking lot of an Indianapolis guitar shop. He unloaded his Gretsch guitar, his Fender combo amp, and some various assets belonging to his longtime bands, indie-rock stalwarts, Split Lip and Chamberlain. After a decade of touring the country and parts of the world, Moore and Chamberlain had called it quits. He had decided to cleanse himself from his past by selling off everything, at whatever bargain he could secure.

As the years coasted by, David and his longtime wife, whom he met in junior high school, bought a home in Indiana and started a family. David subsequently got him self a nine-to-five office job. But music never fully escaped Moore. He would pick up his old dilapidated acoustic guitar and play from time to time with his country/bluegrass side project, Chevy Downs. Still he wrote songs and poetry of his own, but had settled himself into a simpler midwestern life.

Then in the late winter of 2005, longtime friend and Split Lip / Chamberlain collaborator Adam Rubenstein came home to Indiana for an annual holiday visit. The two spoke about music, the common roads they had traveled, and what the future would hold for both of them. At the end of the evening and after a couple of bourbons, Rubenstein revealed his hidden agenda--to get David back in the studio to record an album of his own. A loyal proponent of this plan was Doghouse Records president Dirk Hemsath, who always had felt Chamberlain's success at his company was somewhat marginal. He consented to help finance and A&R the project, and thus the creative process for David's album was underway.

Moore and Rubenstein bounced ideas back and forth through email, and would meet up in New York, Indiana or LA to demo various songs. Contributing to this re-invigoration, was Moore's father, who saw his old Gretsch guitar hanging in that same guitar shop window, and repurchased it for his son. However, whereas they were satisfied with the songwriting, the new recordings never felt quite fully realized. The two wrestled with writers block and self-doubt for a couple years until the spring of 2007, when a chance encounter occurred.

David was on a business trip layover at the Atlanta airport, when he was approached by a casual acquaintance, a face he loosely recognized. The stranger was John David Webster, a producer and musician from Indiana, who had seen Moore and Rubenstein perform that previous summer. The two quickly became friends when, to David's surprise, Webster revealed his home and studio were just a few short blocks away in the very same housing development.

Under Webster's direction My Lover, My Stranger was completed in 2008. It is a lush musical departure for Moore, and its songs are filled with optimism and rejuvenation. From the opening anthem “Breaking You Down,” to the spiritually infused war cry “Jericho,” to the rhythmically rich love song “Corners,” My Lover, My Stranger seldom lets up. Moore's vocals sound weathered and wise throughout, and the music takes on more melodic chances than ever before in his career. Due out this year, David Moore is sure to open some ears, and some eyes as well.

* Recently, Moore and Rubenstein have reunited Chamberlain. Having taken the band through a tour of the Midwest resulting in a series of critically acclaimed and fan celebrated shows, Chamberlain may be announcing even more tour dates yet. David Moore solo dates coming soon, including a June 23 Record Release Show at The Living Room in NYC.

Track Listing:
1. After Everything I've Done
2. Breaking You Down
3. Corners
4. Radiate
5. Home to Me
6. When You Fall
7. Forgiven
8. Cry
9. Beautiful Now
10. Jericho
11. Day Is Done
12. Rise Up and Move On

“mtvU Sunblock Music Festival” Heats up the Stage This Summer with Sizzling Performances from Today’s Hottest Musical Acts

Boys Like Girls & Gym Class Heroes Co-Headline Festival with Special Guests The Academy Is, The Veronicas, & NeverShoutNever!
Festival Performances Rock MTV & mtvU beginning August 10th

mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, is heating up the stage this summer with the first-ever “mtvU Sunblock Music Festival,” a four-city Festival featuring the hottest and most buzzed about performers. Co-headliners Boys Like Girls and Gym Class Heroes, with special guests The Academy Is, The Veronicas, and NeverShoutNever! are partnering with mtvU and MTV to bring this killer musical event to MTV’s summer-themed Sunblock programming on mtvU, MTV, MTV2, MTV Tr3s, and online on and

Boys Like Girls, who won the mtvU Breaking Woodie Award in 2007 and have been in the studio working on their second album, due later this year, will take the spotlight as one of the Festival headliners alongside Gym Class Heroes, who won a 2007 MTV Video Music Award for “Best New Artist.” 2007 Viral Woodie Award winners, The Academy Is, will also take over the stage with their guitar-driven pop-rock tunes. Performing tracks from their hit album “Hook Me Up,” MTV’s New Year’s Eve 2009 co-hosts The Veronicas will also play alongside NeverShoutNever!, a recent mtvU Freshmen winner who previously performed on MTV’s Total Request Live’s “On Your Radar” segment.

The “mtvU Sunblock Music Festival” will hit the following cities this summer:
7/23-New York City, NY- Jones Beach Bay Stage
TBD-Boston, MA- Suffolk Downs
7/24-Meadowbrook, NH- US Cellular Pavilion
7/27- Baltimore/DC- The Pier 6 Concert Pavilion

For more information or to grab Festival tickets, check out

Karate High School Wants To Write A Song About You!

Karate High School and Eyeball Records have launched a contest with Interpunk where the 3 winners selected will get the opportunity to have band front man/multi-instrumentalist/producer Paul McGuire write a 30-60 second song about them. This contest is currently up and running at:
and you can find out more about it on the Karate High School MySpace blog here:

On May 19th (CD Release Day) Karate High School will post on their MySpace, “One Trip Around The Sun”, the official first single off the new album Invaders.

Paul McGuire recently chatted with indie weblog about the new record. Check out that interview here:

Also keep checking for the latest KHS tour dates.

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday May 12th, 2009:

Afroman - Frobama (Head of State)
Aiden - Knives
Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan
Better Than Ezra (new drummer: Michael Jerome) - Paper Empire
Big Business - Mind The Drift
Burden of a Day - Oneonethousand
Cam'ron - Crime Pays
Chingy - 1st Quarter
Graham Coxon (Blur guitarist) - The Spinning Top
Crisis in Hollywood - Safe and Sound
The Crystal Method - Divided By Night
The Datsuns - Headstunts
Jeremy Enigk - OK Bear
Goes Cube - Another Day Has Passed
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown (Friday)
Maxïmo Park - Quicken the Heart
Meat Puppets - Sewn Together
Operation Aloha (14-member supergroup features members of Maroon 5, Gomez and Phantom Planet, etc.) - Operation Aloha
Iggy Pop - Preliminaires
The Record Life - The Souldier EP
J.R. Richards (Dishwalla singer) - A Beautiful End
Sound The City - We'll Save You
Paul Wall - Fast Life
The Wooden Birds - Magnolia

Little Foot Long Foot – Harsh Words

The Damsel. Her Woodcutter. Only he could tame her...
Equal parts bluesy rock ‘n roll and cleverly conscious lyricism, Little Foot Long Foot’s May 26th release of Harsh Words is a comprehensive testament to moral tribulation. An album insert recounts the tale of a damsel torn between two loves, while song titles including ‘King Hipster,’ ‘Marriage Ain’t A Promise,’ and ‘Isolation Blues’ provide both visual and emotional depictions of adversity at it’s finest.

Following the release of their EP Just About Broke Joan Smith (vocals, guitar, organ) and Isaac Klein (drums) gained success on college radio, multiple best of 2008 lists, all while building their quickly growing fan-base.

“Joan Smith’s voice will knock you on your ass if you’re not ready for it” - Midnight Poutine

Recorded at Chemical Sound Studio (Tokyo Police Club, Death From Above 1979), Harsh Words stays true to Little Foot Long Foot’s sound. Comparisons have been drawn to Neko Case mixed with L7, Patsy Cline meets The Gun Club, The Gossip, and yeah...The Black Keys.

“…the combination of Joan Smith’s deadly vocals with Isaac Klein’s tight snare rolls results in seven songs of passionate blues-rock. Smith wails through Marriage Ain’t a Promise like it’s an aural punch in the face, and Ego Song will urge you to drive quicker than you probably should.” – National Post (Just About Broke EP)

Witness this live for yourself in these cities:
May 8th – Montreal, QC – L’Esco
May 12th – Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s
May 14th – Fredericton, NB – MusicPlex
May 15th – St. Andrews By The Sea, NB – The Red Herring Pub
May 16th – New Glasgow, NS – Fibbers
May 17th – Halifax, NS – Tribeca
May 18th – Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub
May 21st – Moncton, NB – Doc Dylan’s
May 22nd – Moncton, NB – The Great Canadian Pub
May 28th – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli *CD RELEASE PARTY*
June 9th – Whitby, ON – Johnny B
June 20th – Ottawa, ON – Irene’s
June 23rd – Ottawa, ON – The Rainbow Room
June 28th – Halifax, NS – Reflections
July 4th – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse
July 15th – Thunder Bay, ON – The Apollo
July 24th – Calgary, AB – Broken City
July 25th – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
July 31st – Vancouver, BC – The Railway Club

Anarbor Announce New Tour Dates With The Cab and The Secret Handshake

Dates Kick Off June 18th in Tucson, AZ
Band Currently On Tour With Forgive Durden, You Me and Everyone We Know
Warped Tour Confirmed For 7/15-7/18

Anarbor Tour Dates:
[w/ Forgive Durden, You Me and Everyone We Know]
5/05/09 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
5/06/09 Boston, MA – Café 939 at Berklee
5/07/09 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
5/08/09 Buffalo, NY – Xtreme Wheels
5/09/09 Grand Rapids, MI – The Mixtape
5/10/09 Madison, WI – The Loft
5/12/09 Howell, MI – Howell Opera House
5/13/09 Akron, OH – Musica
5/14/09 Orland Park, IL – Mojoes
5/15/09 Evansville, IN – Boney Junes
5/16/09 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
5/17/09 Claremore, OK – King of Clubs
5/19/09 Houston, TX – Java Jazz
5/20/09 Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounge
5/21/09 San Antonio, TX – Rock Bottom Bar
5/22/09 Waco, TX – Art Ambush
5/23/09 McAllen, TX – McAllen Creative Incubator
5/24/09 Plano, TX – The Plano Centre
5/26/09 Tempe, AZ – Modified Arts
5/27/09 Las Vegas, NV – The Box Office
5/28/09 Victorville, CA – Club Karma
5/29/09 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
5/30/09 San Diego, CA – The Epicentre
5/31/09 Los Angeles, CA – Knitting Factory (Front Bar)
6/02/09 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
6/04/09 Portland, OR – Satryicon
6/05/09 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
6/06/09 Spokane, WA – The Empyrean

[w/ The Cab, The Secret Handshake]
*6/18/09 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
*6/19/09 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy
*6/20/09 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
*6/21/09 San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord
*6/23/09 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
*6/24/09 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
*6/25/09 Boise, ID – The Venue
*6/26/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
*6/27/09 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
*6/28/09 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
*6/30/09 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
*7/02/09 Chicago, IL - Subterranean

[Warped Tour]
*7/15/09 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
*7/16/09 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
*7/17/09 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
*7/18/09 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday May 5, 2009:

Buckwheat Zydeco - Lay Your Burden Down
The Chariot - Wars and Rumors of War
Ciara - Fantasy Ride
The Dangerous Summer - Reach For The Sun
Decyfer Down - Crash
Rick Derringer - Knighted By The Blues
Detournement - Screaming Response
Devil Wears Prada - With Roots and Branches Below
Kevin Devine - Brother's Blood
Disappearer - The Clearing
El Nuevo Grupo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Cryptomnesia II
Electric Owls - Ain't Too Bright
Gallows - Grey Britain
Ben Harper and Relentless7 - White Lies For Dark Times
Hatebreed - For The Lions (all covers)
Heavyweight Dub Champion - Rise Of The Champion Nation
The Horrors - Primary Colours
Incendiary - Crusade
Isis - Wavering Radiant
Jewel - Lullaby
Madina Lake - Attics to Eden
My Favorite Highway - How To Call A Bluff
Bif Naked - The Promise
New York Dolls - Cause I Sez So
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band - Outer South
Peaches - I Feel Cream
Psychostick - Sandwich
Rhino Bucket (joined by former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright and Kix guitarist Brian "Damage" Forsythe)
Rusted Root - Stereo Rodeo
Shout Out Out Out Out - Reintegration Time
Sparks the Rescue - Eyes To The Sun
The Vaselines - Enter the Vaselines [Deluxe]
Patrick Watson & The Wooden Arms - Wooden Arms
Elliot Yamin - Fight For Love
Yusuf (the former Cat Stevens) - Roadsinger (To Warm You Through The Night)
Zao - Awake?

New TAKING BACK SUNDAY Racing Game Widget‏

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It also features TBS news, tour dates, photos and video (coming soon!). To embed the widget on your site, copy the code and your good to go!

Taking Back Sunday’s “New Again” hits stores June 2nd on Warner Brothers Records. Catch them at Bamboozle this weekend!! Picks NeverShoutNever As One Of The "15 Must Hear Bands" At This Weekend's Bamboozle Festival!!‏ has hand-picked NeverShoutNever as one of the 15 Must Hear Bands at this weekend’s Bamboozle Festival. Check it out here:

and view their entire list here:

NeverShoutNever Tour Dates:
Apr 29 2009
Bamboozle Road Show - The Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts

Apr 30 2009
Bamboozle Road Show - The Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, New York

May 1 2009
HOODWINKED East Rutherford, New Jersey

May 2 2009
BAMBOOZLE East Rutherford, New Jersey

May 14 2009
Revolution Music Room Little Rock, Arkansas

May 15 2009
WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, Alabama

May 16 2009
Clemson Extension Center / Invisible Children Benefit! Columbia, South Carolina

May 17 2009
The Brewery Raleigh, North Carolina

May 26 2009
Solace Benefit Show @ Memorial Hall! Joplin, Missouri

Jul 31 2009
Vans Warped Tour ’09- TBA Detroit, Michigan

Aug 1 2009
Vans Warped Tour ’09- TBA Chicago, Illinois

Aug 2 2009
Vans Warped Tour ’09- TBA Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aug 3 2009
Vans Warped Tour ’09- TBA St. Louis, Missouri

Aug 4 2009
Vans Warped Tour ’09- TBA Kansas City, Missouri

Aug 7 2009
Chiba Marine Stadium / Makuhari Messe / Japan TBA

Aug 8 2009
Maishima / Summer Sonic Festival / JAPAN Maishima

Aug 9 2009

Be The First To Hear The New Taking Back Sunday Album -- With The Band!

Taking Back Sunday are hitting the eastern part of the US next week, and are offering fans in select cities a chance to hear the tracks from the new album NEW AGAIN--on their bus!

All you have to do is simply show up at the locations below! You also might be filmed asking what you thought of the new record, which we are featuring in a documentary on MySpace, so bring your friends!

Friday, May 1 - Long Island, NY
Looney Tunes
31 Brookvale Ave
West Babylon, NY 11704

Monday, May 4 - Philadelphia, PA
910 Route 73 N
Marlton, NJ

Plaza @ King of Prussia
160 N Gulph Rd, SP #1056
King Of Prussia, PA

47 Industrial Hwy
Essington PA, 19029

Tuesday, May 5 - New York, NY
McCaren Park
Bedford Ave and N 12th St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Herald Center
1293 Broadway
New York, NY

Thursday, May 7 - Boston, MA
Whitehorse Tavern
116 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134

WFNX Event
Fan Pier (near the Bank of America Pavilion (across from Seaport Hotel) on
Atlantic Ave)

Newbury Comics
899 Boston/Providence Hwy
Route 1
Norwood, MA 02062

152 Endicott St
Danvers, MA 01923