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Greetings from Brooklyn!

CMJ has come and gone, and it was fantastic as always. And our livers are still paying for it, as always. No thanks to people like Dovecote who are a little too trigger happy with the drink tickets. As always. Just kidding, please don't ever stop feeding us drinks like that. It was great to see everyone that we did, and we're sorry for those that we didn't. There's always SXSW! Or just hit us up when you visit New York. Cause we're New Yorkers now. Or something.

Lots to cover in this newsletter, so I'll keep this part breif. Get stoked about all of the new music coming your way. New Kathryn Calder (of The New Pornographers) and In Medias Res this week, new Phantogram next week and a new mothereffing Nada Surf record first thing next year. What more could you possibly ask from us??

Everyone is on tour! Go see shows! Let us know what we can put you on the list for!


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KATHRYN CALDER "Bright And Vivid" [OUT TODAY]


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Bright & Vivid

Dig the swooning female vox of the New Pornographers… when it’s not Neko Case? Well Canadian indie rock queen Kathryn Calder is back with her 2nd solo album Bright and Vivid brought to you by File Under:Music. With its wide range of sounds and styles, the record proves it’s not the worst thing in the world when your husband so happens to be a producer. Having recorded the album in her living room, “She also did additional touch-ups at Vancouver's Hive Creative Labs, pointing to an extended period of collaboration with her husband and Hive studio whiz Colin Stewart as the reason for eclectic sound of Bright and Vivid. In fact, the pair began working on the album before Are You My Mother? even arrived on shelves.” In an interview with Exclaim Kathryn states- “’When your husband is the producer, it means that we can spend a whole bunch of time doing a whole bunch of weird things to the songs,’ she says. Be sure to check out the collaborative effort, on shelves today from Nail/Allegro.

And check out a great New York Times review HERE!



KATHRYN CALDER TOUR DATES

10.27.11 VANCOUVER, BC The Biltmore Cabaret
10.28.11 PORTLAND, OR Someday Lounge/Backstage Cafe
10.30.11 SACRAMENTO, CA Blue Lamp
10.31.11 SAN JOSE, CA Pagoda
11.1.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Brick and Mortar
11.2.11 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA Roxy Theatre
11.3.11 FRESNO, CA Fulton 55
11.5.11 TEMPE, AZ Venue 104
11.6.11 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Low Spirits
11.7.11 DENVER, CO Larimer Lounge
11.8.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge
11.9.11 NAMPA, ID Flying M Coffee
11.12.11 SEATTLE, WA The Mix
11.26.11 VICTORIA, BC Lucky Bar
11.29.11 TORONTO, ON Horseshoe Tavern
11.30.11 OTTAWA, ON Raw Sugar Cafe
12.1.11 MONTREAL, QC Casa del Popolo
12.2.11 QUEBEC, QC Le Cercle
12.4.11 HAMDEN, CT The Space
12.5.11 BOSTON, MA Church of Boston
12.6.11 BROOKLYN, NY Knitting Factory
12.7.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Johnny Brenda's
12.8.11 ARLINGTON, VA IOTA Club & Cafe
12.9.11 DURHAM, NC The Pinhook
12.10.11 ATLANTA, GA Drunken Unicorn
12.11.11 KNOXVILLE, TN Pilot Light
12.12.11 NASHVILLE, TN The Basement
12.13.11 ST LOUIS, MO Cicero's
12.14.11 CHICAGO, IL Double Door
12.15.11 GRAND RAPIDS, MI The Pyramid  Scheme
12.16.11 LONDON, ON Call the Office
12.17.11 WATERLOO, ON Jane Bond Restaurant



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IN MEDIAS RES "It Was Warm And Sunny When We First Set Out" [OUT TODAY]


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It Was Warm And Sunny When We Frist Set Out

No stranger to the scene, Vancover-based In Medias Res have been making fine tunes for over a decade now and will be releasing It Was Warm and Sunny When We First Set Out on File Under: Music (Nail/Allegro) today. Those years of touring and practice have certainly paid off and we aren’t the only ones that think so - “Listen closely enough and you can hear those years of determination echoed in the anthemic call to arms that is This Could Be the One. Elsewhere, you’ll find this unflappable spirit driving the bewitching melodies of Tonight I Am New and rattling rib cages on The Final Flight of the Bees. There is a confidence here that’s owed to the quartet’s considerable lifespan. While some excitable upstart might dream of producing a similarly polished effort, the cohesion of this seasoned crew only comes with time. Though the winning ticket has eluded In Medias Res for nearly 10 years, in that time, the group has homed in on a sound compelling enough to capture the imagination of those beyond our cityscape.” (www.straight.com).

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PHANTOGRAM "Nightlife" [Nov 1]


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Nightlife

And now for the moment most of you have been waiting for, new music from Phantogram! Get your dancing shoes ready cause November 1st they’re back with a new 6 song ep Nightlife. The ep has already been getting some early buzz around the single Don’t Move, Pitchfork raves – “If you have an ear for catchy electro-pop, Don't Move might make you wonder why you haven't heard much about Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, the duo behind Phantogram. This song's production is so addictively bright and poppy that it's hard to believe that on their debut LP, Eyelid Movies, they favored darker, more subtle music that nods to trip hop. Don't Move transitions through intermittent layers of horns and keyboard sections that all seem to lock together, all built on an endlessly looped clappy sample and Barthel's lyrical hook. ‘Keep your body still/ Keep your body still’, she sings, but here such a request is futile.” (pitchfork.com)



PHANTOGRAM TOUR DATES

10.26.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN First Avenue
10.27.11 OMAHA, NE Waiting Room
10.28.11 DENVER, CO Marquis Theater
10.29.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge
11.01.11 SACRAMENTO, CA Harlow's 
11.02.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Fillmore
11.03.11 SANTA BARBARA, CA SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
11.04.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Music Box
11.05.11 PHOENIX, AZ Crescent Ballroom
11.06.11 SANTA FE, NM SOL
11.08.11 DALLAS, TX Loft
11.09.11 AUSTIN, TX Mohawk
11.10.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's
11.11.11 BATON ROUGE, LA Spanish Moon
11.12.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL Work Play Theatre
11.13.11 ATLANTA, GA Masquerade
11.15.11 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle
11.16.11 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat
11.17.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Union Transfer
11.18.11 HOBOKEN, NJ Maxwell's
11.19.11 BOSTON, MA Royale
11.20.11 S. BURLINGTON, VT Higher Ground



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NADA SURF "The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy" [Jan 24]


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The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

Barsuk Records is excited to announce the release of the new Nada Surf record, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy, on January 24, 2012. NPR debuted the first track, “When I Was Young,” yesterday. Fans can now grab, share and re-post the free download from NPR now:

http://www.npr.org/2011/10/24/141652201/nada-surf-the-meaning-of-it-all/



NADA SURF TOUR DATES

01.24.12 NEW YORK, NY First Avenue
01.28.12 SAN DIEGO, CA 4th & B Concert Theatre
02.02.12 SEATTLE, WA The Tractor Tavern



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More shows that you should be asking us for guest list to!




DAVID BAZAN

10.28.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumo's
11.01.11 SPOKANE, WA A Club 
11.02.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux
11.04.11 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Black Sheep
11.05.11 LAWRENCE, KS Bottleneck 
11.06.11 OMAHA, NE Waiting Room
11.07.11 IOWA CITY, IA Blue Moose
11.09.11 MILWAUKEE, WI Cactus Club
11.10.11 INDIANAPOLIS, IN White Rabbit Cabaret
11.11.11 NEWPORT, KY Southgate House
11.12.11 GRAND RAPIDS, MI Ladies Literary Club
11.13.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Brillobox
11.14.11 HOBOKEN, NJ Maxwell's
11.15.11 BALTIMORE, MD Ottobar
11.17.11 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Southern
11.18.11 NORFOLK, VA Jewish Mother Backstage
11.19.11 CHARLOTTE, NC Evening Muse
11.20.11 COLUMBIA, SC New Brookland
11.21.11 KNOXVILLE, TN Pilot Light
11.26.11 ATHENS, GA Caledonia Lounge
11.27.11 NASHVILLE, TN Mercy Lounge
11.29.11 ST. AUGUSTINE, FL Cafe Eleven 
11.30.11 TAMPA, FL Crowbar 
12.01.11 TALLAHASSEE, FL Engine Room
12.02.11 OXFORD, MS Proud Larry's
12.03.11 MEMPHIS, TN Hi-Tone Cafe
12.04.11 NORMAN, OK Opolis
12.06.11 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Low Spirits
12.07.11 TUCSON, AZ Solar Culture
12.08.11 LAS VEGAS, NV Beauty Bar
12.09.11 SANTA ANA, CA Constellation Room
12.10.11 SANTA CRUZ, CA Crepe Place
12.11.11 SACRAMENTO, CA Blue Lamp
12.12.11 ARCATA, CA Jambalaya
12.14.11 EUGENE, OR Sam Bond's

KATHRYN CALDER

10.27.11 VANCOUVER, BC The Biltmore Cabaret
10.28.11 PORTLAND, OR Someday Lounge/Backstage Cafe
10.30.11 SACRAMENTO, CA Blue Lamp
10.31.11 SAN JOSE, CA Pagoda
11.1.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Brick and Mortar
11.2.11 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA Roxy Theatre
11.3.11 FRESNO, CA Fulton 55
11.5.11 TEMPE, AZ Venue 104
11.6.11 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Low Spirits
11.7.11 DENVER, CO Larimer Lounge
11.8.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge
11.9.11 NAMPA, ID Flying M Coffee
11.12.11 SEATTLE, WA The Mix
11.26.11 VICTORIA, BC Lucky Bar
11.29.11 TORONTO, ON Horseshoe Tavern
11.30.11 OTTAWA, ON Raw Sugar Cafe
12.1.11 MONTREAL, QC Casa del Popolo
12.2.11 QUEBEC, QC Le Cercle
12.4.11 HAMDEN, CT The Space
12.5.11 BOSTON, MA Church of Boston
12.6.11 BROOKLYN, NY Knitting Factory
12.7.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Johnny Brenda's
12.8.11 ARLINGTON, VA IOTA Club & Cafe
12.9.11 DURHAM, NC The Pinhook
12.10.11 ATLANTA, GA Drunken Unicorn
12.11.11 KNOXVILLE, TN Pilot Light
12.12.11 NASHVILLE, TN The Basement
12.13.11 ST LOUIS, MO Cicero's
12.14.11 CHICAGO, IL Double Door
12.15.11 GRAND RAPIDS, MI The Pyramid  Scheme
12.16.11 LONDON, ON Call the Office
12.17.11 WATERLOO, ON Jane Bond Restaurant

CYMBALS EAT GUITARS

10.27.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Hooray For Earth


GENERATIONALS

10.26.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL Work Play Theatre *
10.27.11 TALLAHASSEE, FL Club Downunder / FSU *
10.30.11 LITTLE ROCK, AR Rev Room *
10.31.11 ST. LOUIS, MO Firebird *
11.01.11 TULSA, OK Cain's Ballroom *
11.02.11 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater *
11.04.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's *
11.07.11 TUCSON, AZ Plush *
11.08.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Music Box *
11.12.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge *
11.13.11 DENVER, CO Bluebird Theatre *
11.15.11 KANSAS CITY, KS Record Bar *
11.16.11 OMAHA, NE Waiting Room *
11.18.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Fine Line Music Cafe *
11.19.11 MILWAUKEE, WI Turner Hall *
11.21.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom *

* w/ Mates Of State


HOORAY FOR EARTH

10.27.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars

MATES OF STATE

10.26.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL Work Play Theatre *
10.27.11 TALLAHASSEE, FL Club Downunder / FSU *
10.30.11 LITTLE ROCK, AR Rev Room *
10.31.11 ST. LOUIS, MO Firebird *
11.01.11 TULSA, OK Cain's Ballroom *
11.02.11 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater *
11.04.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's *
11.07.11 TUCSON, AZ Plush *
11.08.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Music Box *
11.12.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge *
11.13.11 DENVER, CO Bluebird Theatre *
11.15.11 KANSAS CITY, KS Record Bar *
11.16.11 OMAHA, NE Waiting Room *
11.18.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Fine Line Music Cafe *
11.19.11 MILWAUKEE, WI Turner Hall *
11.21.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom *

* w/ Generationals


MOTOPONY

10.25.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall *
10.26.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Triple Rock *

* w/ Viva Brother

NADA SURF

01.24.12 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom
01.28.12 SAN DIEGO, CA 4th & B Concert Theatre
02.02.12 SEATTLE, WA The Tractor Tavern

PHANTOGRAM

10.26.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN First Avenue
10.27.11 OMAHA, NE Waiting Room
10.28.11 DENVER, CO Marquis Theater
10.29.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge
11.01.11 SACRAMENTO, CA Harlow's 
11.02.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Fillmore
11.03.11 SANTA BARBARA, CA SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
11.04.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Music Box
11.05.11 PHOENIX, AZ Crescent Ballroom
11.06.11 SANTA FE, NM SOL
11.08.11 DALLAS, TX Loft
11.09.11 AUSTIN, TX Mohawk
11.10.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's
11.11.11 BATON ROUGE, LA Spanish Moon
11.12.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL Work Play Theatre
11.13.11 ATLANTA, GA Masquerade
11.15.11 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle
11.16.11 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat
11.17.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Union Transfer
11.18.11 HOBOKEN, NJ Maxwell's
11.19.11 BOSTON, MA Royale
11.20.11 S. BURLINGTON, VT Higher Ground


RA RA RIOT

10.26.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club *
10.28.11 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle *
10.29.11 ATLANTA, GA The Earl *
10.30.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL The Bottletree *
10.31.11 MEMPHIS, TN Hi-Tone Cafe *
11.02.11 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ACM@UCO Performance Lab *
11.03.11 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater *
11.04.11 SAN ANTONIO, TX Backstage Live *
11.05.11 AUSTIN, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.07.11 SANTA FE, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co. *
11.08.11 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress *
11.09.11 SOLDANO BEACH, CA Belly Up Tavern *
11.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA El Rey Theatre *
11.11.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall *
11.12.11 MAMMOTH, CA Mammoth Mountain
11.14.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Fox Urban Lounge *
11.15.11 BOULDER, CO Fox Theatre *
11.16.11 LINCOLN, NE Bourbon Theatre *
11.17.11 IOWA CITY, IA The Blue Moose
11.18.11 CHICAGO, IL Metro *
11.19.11 MADISON, WI The Sett *
11.21.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Carnegie Lecture Hall *
11.22.11 HARRISBURG, PA The Abbey Bar *

* w/ Yellow Ostrich


THE WILDERNESS OF MANITOBA

10.30.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA World Cafe Live
11.01.11 NEW YORK, NY The Living Room
11.02.11 WILMINGTON, DE World Cafe Live
11.03.11 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle
11.04.11 ASHEVILLE, NC The Grey Eagle
11.05.11 HUNTSVILLE, AL Crossroads Cafe
11.07.11 PENSACOLA, FL Vinyl Music Hall
11.08.11 MOBILE, AL Alabama Music Box
11.11.11 DALLAS, TX The Door
11.12.11 AUSTIN, TX The Parish
11.17.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom

YELLOW OSTRICH

10.26.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club *
10.28.11 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle *
10.29.11 ATLANTA, GA The Earl *
10.30.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL The Bottletree *
10.31.11 MEMPHIS, TN Hi-Tone Cafe *
11.02.11 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ACM@UCO Performance Lab *
11.03.11 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater *
11.04.11 SAN ANTONIO, TX Backstage Live *
11.05.11 AUSTIN, TX Parish
11.07.11 SANTA FE, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co. *
11.08.11 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress *
11.09.11 SOLDANO BEACH, CA Belly Up Tavern *
11.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA El Rey Theatre *
11.11.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall *
11.12.11 RENO, NV Tonic Bar
11.14.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Fox Urban Lounge *
11.15.11 BOULDER, CO Fox Theatre *
11.16.11 LINCOLN, NE Bourbon Theatre *
11.17.11 APPLETOWN, WI Lawrence University
11.18.11 CHICAGO, IL Metro *
11.19.11 MADISON, WI The Sett *
11.20.11 MILWAUKEE, WI Cactus Club
11.21.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Carnegie Lecture Hall *
11.22.11 HARRISBURG, PA The Abbey Bar *

* w/ Ra Ra Riot


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That’s it for this time around. We hope you are still enjoying the records we’ve sent you recently. Thank you for being a part of our very exciting 2011, and keep an eye out for Phantogram, Kathryn Calder (of The New Pornographers), Cloud Control and more!

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