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Hey Everyone!

We are finally enjoying our first bit of really nice weather, and we couldn't be more happy! We're practically hanging out our giant windows just to try and inhale as much fresh air as possible. And I think it goes without saying that the fridge is stocked with beer at this point too. Who wants to come visit and drink on the water???

We have two great new releases for you! Its always a good week when there is new David Bazan music out in the world, so get ready! Also, please make sure you pay extra close attention to Motopony so you can be a part of their rise to fame! Also, its pronounced moto-pony, not ma-top-any like we thought the first time we read it. Just a head's up on that. :)

Also, don't forget that The Wooden Birds, Infantree & Hooray For Earth are right around the corner!

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


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David Bazan "Strange Negotiations" [May 24]


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Strange Negotiations

David Bazan's new album, Strange Negotiations comes your way from our friends at Barsuk Records (Redeye). "While Bazan's previous album, Curse Your Branches is intensely personal, Strange Negotiations focuses his energies toward the external, centering on his disappointment in the current state of accelerating American and global social fragmentation" (barsuk.com). Strange Negotiations is full of "quiet moments that demonstrate what the Seattle-based musician does best—paint a specific picture with words that put you inside his memories and minimalist melodies that tie them all together"(nomistakeinmixtape.blogspot.com). "Unlike Curse Your Branches, [Strange Negotiations] was recorded with Bazan's band, and...it's all the better for it. The rock songs makes the softer ones stand out even stronger - it might be the most dynamic record he's ever put out" (bradleysalmanac.com). If you haven't been lucky enough to catch David Bazan this spring at one of his house shows, don't despair; he'll be touring across the country in support of Strange Negotiations starting in June.



DAVID BAZAN TOUR

06.01.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Kilby Court
06.02.11 DENVER, CO Hi-Dive
06.03.11 KANSAS CITY, MO The Record Bar
06.06.11 ST. PAUL, MN Turf Club
06.08.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
06.10.11 ST. LOUIS, MO The Old Rock House
06.11.11 COLUMBUS, OH The Basement
06.12.11 AKRON, OH Musica
06.13.11 PONTIAC, MI The Pike Room
06.17.11 ITHACA, NY The Haunt
06.18.11 HAMDEN, CT The Space
06.19.11 CAMBRIDGE, MA TT The Bears
06.22.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom
06.23.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Johnny Brenda's
06.24.11 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat
06.25.11 CHAPEL HILL, NC Local 506
06.27.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
06.28.11 ATLANTA, GA The Earl
06.29.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL The Bottletree
06.30.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA One Eyed Jacks
07.01.11 BATON ROUGE, LA Spanish Moon
07.02.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's
07.03.11 DENTON, TX Dan's Silverleaf
07.05.11 AUSTIN, TX ACL Satellite Sets
07.07.11 PHOENIX, AZ Sail Inn
07.08.11 SAN DIEGO, CA The Casbah
07.09.11 LONG BEACH, CA Alex's Bar
07.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Troubadour
07.12.11 VISALIA, CA Cellar Door
07.13.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Independent
07.15.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios


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Motopony "Motopony" [May 24]


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Also coming your way this week, on tinyOGRE (RED), is Motopony's self-titled album. "Sonically, Motopony could be described as Seattle's answer to Cold War Kids--there are heavy blues and roots influence and lots of percussion, all topped by Daniel Blue's not-inconsiderable soul-tinged pipes. But instead of a bass player, Motopony substitutes the massive keyboard empire of Buddy Ross, who sat on a swivel chair surrounded by Rhodes, Farfisa, and synths" (seattleweekly.com). The track "Wait For Me" has been playing over on Morning becomes Eclectic where Jason says “Motopony is an automatic for the KCRW airwaves. The lyric and musicality is magnetic. It sounds fresh yet familiar, and caught my ear straight away” (kcrw.com). We think it will catch your ears straight away too.



MOTOPONY TOUR

05.25.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Independent
05.26.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios
06.09.11 SEATTLE, WA The Tractor
06.25.11 LOS ANGELES, CA KCRW One Colorado listener event
08.05.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux *
08.06.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge *
08.08.11 DENVER, CO Hi Dive *

* w/ Those Darlins


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





CENTRO-MATIC


06.22.11 NASHVILLE, TN The Basement
06.23.11 ATLANTA, GA The Earl
06.24.11 ATHENS, GA Athfest - 40 Watt Club
06.25.11 CHAPEL HILL, NC Local 506
06.26.11 WASHINGTON, DC DC9
06.28.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA North Star Bar
06.29.11 ALLSTON, MA Great Scott
06.30.11 NEW YORK, NY The Mercury Lounge
07.01.11 BUFFALO, NY Mohawk Place
07.02.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom
07.03.11 CHICAGO, IL Schubas
07.05.11 ST. LOUIS, MO Off Broadway
07.07.11 DENTON, TX Dan's Silverleaf
07.08.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's
07.09.11 AUSTIN, TX The Ghost Room


DAVID BAZAN

06.01.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Kilby Court
06.02.11 DENVER, CO Hi-Dive
06.03.11 KANSAS CITY, MO The Record Bar
06.06.11 ST. PAUL, MN Turf Club
06.08.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
06.10.11 ST. LOUIS, MO The Old Rock House
06.11.11 COLUMBUS, OH The Basement
06.12.11 AKRON, OH Musica
06.13.11 PONTIAC, MI The Pike Room
06.17.11 ITHACA, NY The Haunt
06.18.11 HAMDEN, CT The Space
06.19.11 CAMBRIDGE, MA TT The Bears
06.22.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom
06.23.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Johnny Brenda's
06.24.11 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat
06.25.11 CHAPEL HILL, NC Local 506
06.27.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
06.28.11 ATLANTA, GA The Earl
06.29.11 BIRMINGHAM, AL The Bottletree
06.30.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA One Eyed Jacks
07.01.11 BATON ROUGE, LA Spanish Moon
07.02.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's
07.03.11 DENTON, TX Dan's Silverleaf
07.05.11 AUSTIN, TX ACL Satellite Sets
07.07.11 PHOENIX, AZ Sail Inn
07.08.11 SAN DIEGO, CA The Casbah
07.09.11 LONG BEACH, CA Alex's Bar
07.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Troubadour
07.12.11 VISALIA, CA Cellar Door
07.13.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Independent
07.15.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios


THE DISMEMBERMENT PLAN

06.04.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Roots Family Picnic
07.16.11 CHICAGO, IL Pitchfork Music Festival


EILEN JEWELL

06.15.11 NEW YORK, NY Joe's Pub
06.16.11 HARRISBURG, PA The Abbey Bar
06.18.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Tin Angel
06.23.11 ARLINGTON, VA IOTA Club and Cafe
06.24.11 ARLINGTON, VA IOTA Club and Cafe
06.25.11 ITHACA, NY Castaways
07.02.11 GRAFTON, VT Grafton Music Festival
07.14.11 CLINTON, NJ Black Potatoe Festival
07.15.11 BETHLEHEM, PA The Levitt Pavillion at Steelstacks
07.16.11 HUDSON, NY Club Helsinki Hudson
07.17.11 GREENFIELD, MA Green River Festival
07.24.11 CORNISH, ME Ossipee Valley Music Festival
07.25.11 CLIFF ISLAND, ME Cliff Island Music Series
07.30.11 PORTSMOUTH, NH :) Prescott Park Folk Festival
08.18.11 BROWNFIELD, ME Stone Mountain Arts Center
08.19.11 LONDONDERRY, NH Tupelo Music Hall
08.20.11 COLLINSVILLE, CT Bridge Street
08.21.11 MARSHFIELD, MA The Green Harbor Roots and Blues Festival


GENERATIONALS

05.25.11 OXFORD, MS Proud Larry's
05.26.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's
05.27.11 DALLAS, TX Club DaDa
05.28.11 AUSTIN, TX Emo's


THE GET UP KIDS

06.02.11 PALATINE, IL Durty Nellies
06.03.11 LANSING, MI The Loft
06.04.11 TOLEDO, OH Headliners
06.05.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
06.07.11 CLIFTON PARK, NY Northern Lights
06.08.11 FARMINGDALE, NY Crazy Donkey Bar and Grill
06.09.11 NEW HAVEN, CT Toad's Place
06.10.11 PROVIDENCE, RI Lupo's
06.11.11 SAYREVILLE, NJ Starland Ballroom
06.12.11 ALLENTOWN, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe


THE GLOBES

05.28.11 GEORGE, WA Sasquatch Music Festival


HOORAY FOR EARTH

06.01.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
06.02.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall
06.03.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Slim's
06.04.11 PORTLAND, OR Wonder Ballroom
06.05.11 VANCOUVER, BC The Venue
06.06.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumos
06.09.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Varsity Theater
06.10.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
06.11.11 TORONTO, ON The Mod Club
06.12.11 MONTREAL, ON La Tulipe
06.13.11 BOSTON, MA The Paradise
06.16.11 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
06.17.11 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat
06.18.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA World Cafe


IAN AXEL

05.28.11 AUGUSTA, SC Downstairs Live


INFANTREE

05.28.11 TOPANGA, CA Topanga Days Festival


THE LONELY FOREST

05.25.11 PONTIAC, MI The Pike Room
05.26.11 AKRON, OH Musica
05.27.11 HAMDEN, CT The Space
05.28.11 BUFFALO, NY The Ninth Ward
06.01.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom
06.03.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club
06.04.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Trocadero Theatre
06.05.11 BOSTON, MA Paradise Rock Club
06.07.11 LOS ANGELES, CA El Rey Theater
06.09.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Fillmore
09.08.11 BOSTON, MA Royale
09.09.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
09.12.11 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom
09.13.11 COLUMBUS, OH Newport Music Hall
09.14.11 NEW YORK, NY Terminal 5
09.15.11 NEW YORK, NY Terminal 5
09.16.11 MONTREAL, ON Club Soda
09.17.11 TORONTO, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
09.18.11 OTTOWA, ON Capital Music Hall


MAPS & ATLASES

06.28.11 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater
06.29.11 AUSTIN, TX Emo's
06.30.11 SAN ANTONIO, TX White Rabbit
07.01.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's
07.03.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA Howlin' Wolf
07.05.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
07.06.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
07.07.11 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL Culture Room
07.08.11 ATLANTA, GA Masquerade
07.09.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club
07.10.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA TLA
07.12.11 NEW YORK, NY Irving Plaza
07.14.11 CAMBRIDGE, MA Middle East
07.20.11 DETROIT, MI Magic Stick
07.22.11 MILWAUKEE, WI Turner Hall
07.23.11 LAWRENCE, KS Bottleneck
07.24.11 DENVER, CO Summit
07.25.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Complex
07.27.11 SEATTLE, WA El Corazon
07.28.11 PORTLAND, OR Hawthorne Theater
07.30.11 SANTA CRUZ, CA Catalyst
07.31.11 SACRAMENTO, CA Ace Of Spades
08.05.11 CHICAGO, IL Lollapalooza


MOTOPONY

05.25.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Independent
05.26.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios
06.09.11 SEATTLE, WA The Tractor
06.25.11 LOS ANGELES, CA KCRW One Colorado listener event
08.05.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux
08.06.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge
08.08.11 DENVER, CO Hi Dive


PHANTOGRAM

07.12.11 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL Revolution Live
07.13.11 TAMPA, FL Czar
07.14.11 ORLANDO, FL Beacham Theatre
07.15.11 ATLANTA, GA King Plow
07.16.11 NASHVILLE, TN Exit/In
07.17.11 ASHEVILLE, NC The Orange Peel
07.19.11 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA The Jefferson Theater
07.20.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club
07.21.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
07.22.11 NEW YORK, NY Terminal 5
07.23.11 BOSTON, MA Paradise Rock Club
07.24.11 NORTHHAMPTON, MA Pearl Street Ballroom
07.25.11 SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT Higher Ground
07.29.11 BUFFALO, NY The Town Ballroom
07.30.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Rex Theatre
07.31.11 CLEVELAND, OH Grog Shop
08.01.11 CINCINNATI, OH 20th Century Theater
08.03.11 DETROIT, MI Magic Stick
08.04.11 GRAND RAPIDS, MI The Intersection


RA RA RIOT

06.18.11 PASADENA, CA Make Music Pasadena
08.02.11 HYANNIS, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
08.03.11 DANBURY, CT Ives Concert Park
08.04.11 NEWPORT, RI Newport Sunset Series
08.06.11 PORTLAND, ME Concerts on the Waterfront
08.07.11 BALTIMORE, MD Pier Six
08.09.11 ASBURY PARK, NJ Stone Pony
08.11.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Festival Pier
08.12.11 BOSTON, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
08.13.11 CANADAIGUA, NY CMAC


ROCKY VOTOLATO

06.30.11 SANTA FE, NM Corazon
07.02.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's
07.03.11 DENTON, TX Dan's Silverleaf
07.07.11 TEMPE, AZ Sail Inn
07.08.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah
07.09.11 LONG BEACH, CA Alex's Bar
07.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Troubador
07.12.11 VISALIA, CA Cellar Door
07.13.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Independent
07.15.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios
07.16.11 SEATTLE, WA Showbox


TITLE TRACKS

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THE WILDERNESS OF MANITOBA

05.25.11 BOSTON, MA Paradise
05.26.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA World Cafe Live
05.27.11 BROOKLYN, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
05.28.11 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat
07.17.11 TEANECK, NJ Mexicali Live
07.19.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
07.20.11 NEWPORT, KY Southgate House
07.21.11 ST. LOUIS, MO Old Rock House
07.22.11 KANSAS CITY, MO The Beaumont Club
07.25.11 DENVER, CO Bluebird Theater
08.25.11 SEATTLE, WA Neptune Theatre
08.26.11 PORTLAND, OR Mission Theatre
08.30.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Hotel Cafe


THE WOODEN BIRDS

06.16.11 PHOENIX, AZ Rhythm Room
06.17.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Echo
06.18.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Soda Bar
06.19.11 SANTA CRUZ, CA Crepe Place
06.23.11 SEATTLE, WA Sunset Tavern
06.24.11 PORTLAND, OR Doug Fir
06.25.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom Of The Hill
07.08.11 CHICAGO, IL Hideout
07.09.11 GRAND RAPIDS, MI Founders Brewery Co.
07.10.11 TORONTO, ON Drake Hotel
07.11.11 MONTREAL, ON Casa del Popolo
07.12.11 ALLSTON, MA Great Scott
07.14.11 NEW YORK, NY Mercury Lounge
07.15.11 BROOKLYN, NY Rock Shop
07.16.11 WASHINGTON, DC DC9
07.17.11 ATLANTA, GA Earl
07.20.11 AUSTIN, TX Mohawk


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That’s it for this time around. Plenty more records to come from The Duke Spirit, Hooray For Earth and beyond! We hope you are still enjoying the records we’ve sent you from Bazan, The Wilderness Of Manitoba, The Lonely Forest, Title Tracks, MOVITS!, Ian Axel, The Globes, REM, Generationals, Say Hi, The Get Up Kids, Oh No Oh My, Klaxons, Eulogies, and Neil Young (Blu-ray/DVD). Thank you for being a part of our very exciting 2011!

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