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Greetings!

Well, here we are at the beginning of our last week in wonderful Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Its gonna be a long week of trying to eat every meal we love in this town and having a pint with all of our fantastic friends that we'll be leaving behind. Luckily its not too far away and we can be here when needed! On the other hand, in less than a week we'll be in New York and we can't be more excited! Please hit us up and let's get together if you are down there! Also, if you are from afar but will be in town for CMJ, please let us know about that as well! We'll have a little shindig to announce next week, but will also be out and about for the whole week, so let's meet up then too!

This week we have a couple of really exciting records to talk about. The Cymbals Eat Guitars is finally available, and the band is on tour with our other faves Hooray For Earth! Also, there is a new Kasabian record!

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


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Cymbals Eat Guitars "Lenses Alien" [OUT NOW]


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Lenses Alien

First up we have Cymbals Eat Guitars and their sophomore release is Lenses Alien. “Unlike virtually all adventurous New York acts around these days, Cymbals Eat Guitars are based not in Brooklyn, but on the considerably less hip Staten Island. That outsider status feels reflected in their music, which flirts in equal measure with early 90s indie noise, fuzzy ambient washes, and post-rock tensions. The idiosyncrasy of this approach, and the deftness of execution, gives Lenses Alien a rare distinctiveness and depth of personality” (www.theskinny.co.uk). This record lives up to the hype about this band for the past several years, and solidifies their place in indie rock as a band that will around for a long time. And if you've been listening to as much Pavement as we have lately, you will also find this to fit perfectly into that playlist. Its available now from our friends at Barsuk (Redeye).



CYMBALS EAT GUITARS TOUR DATES

10.04.11 TUCSON, AZ Hotel Congress
10.05.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah
10.06.11 LONG BEACH, CA Alex's Bar
10.07.11 LOS ANGELES, CA The Echo
10.08.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom Of The Hill
10.10.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios
10.11.11 SEATTLE, WA Cocodile
10.13.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux
10.14.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Kilby
10.15.11 DENVER, CO Hi Dive
10.17.11 OMAHA, NE Slowdown Jr
10.19.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th St. Entry
10.20.11 MADISON, WI High Noon
10.21.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
10.23.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Tavern
10.27.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom



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KASABIAN "Velociraptor!" [OUT NOW]


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Velociraptor!

Burnt out on your current playlist , or just don’t know what you want to listen to lately? Well Kasabian is to the rescue with their latest album – Velociraptor! With their 4th full length, Kasabian is back from a 2 year hiatus with an album that has a little something no matter what your mood is. Feeling some British Pop? This album has it. Feeling more like some rock n’ roll? Got that too. “With abundant confidence, Kasabian throws against their canvas everything from energetic rave-ups (the title track) to no-frills rock ‘n’ roll (Days Are Forgotten its resemblance to Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song uncanny), nervous, nightmarish electro (Switchblade Smiles), mystical Eastern moodscapes (Acid Turkish Bath), syrupy Britpop (Goodbye Kiss) and druggy, Beatles-esque ballads (La Fée Verte, Neon Noon). There’s something commendable about a group that can slip in and out of musical costumes so fluidly, and Kasabian often sounds like a completely different band from track to track, which makes Velociraptor! a fun, surprise-filled listen where you never quite know what they’ll do next.” (www. pastemagazine.com) Pop in the album and see for yourself! Velociraptor! is available now from Sony RED.

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Mates Of State "Mountaintops" NPR action


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Mountaintops

Check out this great NPR review of Mountaintops HERE! And if you haven't seen the video for Palomino yet, then THIS is also a great place to do that! Go Mates!


 

Video for PALOMINO courtesy of NPR:Palomino


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




CYMBALS EAT GUITARS

10.04.11 TUCSON, AZ Hotel Congress *
10.05.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah *
10.06.11 LONG BEACH, CA Alex's Bar *
10.07.11 LOS ANGELES, CA The Echo *
10.08.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom Of The Hill *
10.10.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios *
10.11.11 SEATTLE, WA Cocodile *
10.13.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux *
10.14.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Kilby *
10.15.11 DENVER, CO Hi Dive*
10.17.11 OMAHA, NE Slowdown Jr *
10.19.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th St. Entry *
10.20.11 MADISON, WI High Noon *
10.21.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall *
10.23.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Tavern *
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

10.04.11 TUCSON, AZ Hotel Congress *
10.05.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah *
10.06.11 LONG BEACH, CA Alex's Bar *
10.07.11 LOS ANGELES, CA The Echo *
10.08.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom Of The Hill *
10.10.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios *
10.11.11 SEATTLE, WA Cocodile *
10.13.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux *
10.14.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Kilby *
10.15.11 DENVER, CO Hi Dive*
10.17.11 OMAHA, NE Slowdown Jr *
10.19.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th St. Entry *
10.20.11 MADISON, WI High Noon *
10.21.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall *
10.23.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Tavern *
10.27.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars

MATES OF STATE

10.04.11 NASHVILLE, TN Exit/In
10.05.11 CHARLOTTE, NC Visulite Theatre
10.06.11 ATLANTA, GA Drunken Unicorn
10.07.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
10.08.11 SUNRISE, FL Langerado Festival
10.10.11 RICHMOND, VA Canal Club
10.11.11 BALTIMORE, MD Ottobar
10.12.11 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
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

10.13.11 TORONTO, ON The Legendary Horseshoe *
10.14.11 MONTREAOL, PQ Let Petit Campus *
10.16.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Johnny Brenda's *
10.17.11 CAMBRIDGE, MA The Middle East Downstairs *
10.18.11 PAWTUCKET, RI The Met *
10.19.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom *
10.21.11 WASHINGTON, DC The Rock and Roll Hotel *
10.22.11 ROCHESTER, NY The Club at Water Street *
10.24.11 COLUMBUS, OH The Basement *
10.25.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall *
10.26.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Triple Rock *

* w/ Viva Brother


RA RA RIOT

10.04.11 GRAND RAPIDS, MI Pyramid Scheme *
10.06.11 TORONTO, ON Lee's Palace *
10.07.11 OTTAWA, ON Mavericks Bar *
10.08.11 MONTREAL, QC Il Motore *
10.14.11 PENSACOLA, FL DeLuna Fest *
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 SOLDANA BEACH, CA Belly Up Tavern *
11.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA El Rey Theatre *
11.11.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall *
11.15.11 BOULDER, CO Fox Theatre *
11.16.11 LINCOLN, NE Bourbon Theatre *
11.18.11 CHICAGO, IL Metro *
11.19.11 MADISON, WI The Sett *

* w/ Yellow Ostrich

ROCKY VOTOLATO


10.04.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah
10.05.11 RIVERSIDE, CA Barn
10.06.11 COSTA MESA, CA Detroit Bar
10.07.11 SANTA BARBARA, CA Velvet Jones
10.08.11 POMONA, CA Glasshouse
10.09.11 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA SLO Brewing Co
10.11.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom Of The Hill
10.13.11 PORTLAND, OR Dante's
10.14.11 VANCOUVER, BC Media Club
10.15.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumo's
10.16.11 SPOKANE, WA Club
10.17.11 PULLMAN, WA BellTower
10.19.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux
10.20.11 PROVO, UT Velour
10.21.11 DENVER, CO Marquis Theater
10.22.11 KANSAS CITY, KS Record Bar

WE ARE AUGUSTINES

10.06.11 BALTIMORE, MD First Thursday In The Park
10.19.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Balroom (CMJ)


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

10.06.11 STONY BROOK, NY University Cafe
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 *
11.07.11 SANTA FE, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co. *
11.08.11 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress *
11.09.11 SOLDANA BEACH, CA Belly Up Tavern *
11.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA El Rey Theatre *
11.11.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall *
11.15.11 BOULDER, CO Fox Theatre *
11.16.11 LINCOLN, NE Bourbon Theatre *
11.18.11 CHICAGO, IL Metro *
11.19.11 MADISON, WI The Sett *

* 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 In Medias Res, Kathryn Calder (of The New Pornographers), Kasabian and more!

And that's it. Got an email blast or blog or generally just wanna shoot it? Let us know or add us to your list: fleas@flea-marketing.com or individually jo@flea-marketing.com or aj@flea-marketing.com.

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