All entries from April 2012

Monday April 30, 2012 (40 months ago)

New Orleans' Royal Teeth sign to Dangerbird Records

Royal Teeth‘s six members come from three cities across Southern Louisiana, a state known for its colossal musical output over the centuries. Now residing in New Orleans, their beat-centric sound is a technicolor addition to the legacy of Louisiana. The band could not be happier with their new home at Dangerbird, saying, “We are beyond excited to be a part of the Dangerbird family. It feels great to be part of a team that we know really cares and wants to see us succeed. We look forward to an amazing year!”

Of the signing, CEO and Founder of Dangerbird Records, Jeff Castelaz shares, “I love New Orleans. My wife, Jo Ann Thrailkill, is from there, and we spend a lot of time in the city. For years, I’ve wanted to sign a band from New Orleans — to raise the Dangerbird flag there, to show our solidarity with the city.” Castalez continues, “On Halloween night, we got invited to see this band Royal Teeth at a little venue just outside the French Quarter. As soon as they hit the stage I got that special feeling inside, and I knew they were the band that would allow us to put our stamp on the city’s musical lineage.”

The band’s debut EP, Act Naturally is now available from the Dangerbird webstore and on iTunes.

Catch Royal Teeth on their first extensive U.S. tour, playing dates with labelmates Fitz and The Tantrums, The Kooks, and 2 Skinnee J’s.

5-11 Hattiesburg, MS – Dere’ LaRouge
5-12 Charleston, SC – The Sparrow
5-14 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater #
5-15 Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s #
5-16 Norfolk, VA – The Norva #
5-17 Washington, DC – 930 Club #
5-18 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live #
5-19 New York, NY – Irving Plaza #
5-22 New York, NY – Piano’s
5-26 Boston, MA – House of Blues %
5-27 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights %
5-31 Ruston, LA – 3 Docs Brewhouse
6-1 Lafayette, LA – Downtown Alive (FREE)
6-1 Broussard, LA – The Station (DTA After Show)
6-2 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues (Dangerbird signing party!)
6-5 Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theatre ^
6-6 Greenville, SC – The Handlebar ^
6-9 Charleston, SC – Music Farm ^
6-10 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater ^
6-15 Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion ^
7-3 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot ^
7-5 Kansas City, MO – Crossroads ^
7-6 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest ^

^ with Fitz and the Tantrums
% with The Kooks

  1. with 2 Skinnee J’s (Reunion Tour)

Wednesday April 25, 2012 (40 months ago)

Butch Walker "Out Of Focus" Documentary Film at Nashville Film Festival

Out Of Focus follows songwriter/producer/singer Butch Walker through his life and the recording process of his most-recent release, The Spade.

Directors Shane Valdes and Peter Harding capture rare and intimate moments with Butch’s family and band members, acquainting new fans with the musician’s music and introducing old fans to a side of him rarely seen by the public.

As an official selection of the Nashville Film Festival, Out Of Focus premiered on April 24th to a sold out audience that included Shane Valdes, Peter Harding, and Butch Walker.

A third screening of Out Of Focus has been added for tomorrow (April 26th) at 2:45pm in Nashville. Click here for details and ticket information.

Download The Spade – Butch Walker’s latest album with his band, The Black Widows.

Wednesday April 25, 2012 (40 months ago)

Silversun Pickups on Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 8th

Silversun Pickups will be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, May 8th – the same date Neck Of The Woods hits stores!

LA-based fans can get FREE tickets to attend the outdoor concert behind the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

Preorder Neck Of The Woods on iTunes, or get exclusive colored vinyl or CD from

Tuesday April 24, 2012 (40 months ago)

Behind The Scenes at Silversun Pickups LA Magazine Fashion Photo Shoot

Go behind the scenes with Silversun Pickups at their recent fashion photo shoot for Los Angeles Magazine.

The band’s new album, Neck Of The Woods hits stores May 8th. Preorder Neck Of The Woods on the band’s official website or at iTunes.

Friday April 20, 2012 (40 months ago)

Enter To Win Silversun Pickups Neck Of The Woods Vinyl Test Press

Enter to win a vinyl test press copy of Silversun Pickups upcoming album Neck Of The Woods.

Only 5 of these were made, to test the audio quality before pressing the whole run.

Preorder Neck Of The Woods on limited edition yellow vinyl, standard CD, or digital version, before the album hits stores on May 8th..

Wednesday April 18, 2012 (40 months ago)

Fitz and The Tantrums: Live At The Metro Airing on Palladia HDTV

Filmed over the course of three sold-out shows, Fitz and The Tantrums Live At The Metro captures the band at their boisterous best, delivering soul-shaking versions of the hits “Moneygrabber,” “Don’t Gotta Work It Out,” “L.O.V.” and other gems from their acclaimed debut album Pickin’ Up The Pieces.

On Saturday, April 21st at 9pm EST, Live At The Metro will premiere in all its high-definition glory on Palladia TV.

The live-performance will be re-broadcast on the following dates, exclusively on Palladia:

Sat, April 21 at 9:00pm ET (PREMIERE)
Sat, April 21 at 11:59pm ET
Sun, April 22 at 3:00pm ET
Mon, April 23 at 2:00pm ET
Wed, April 25 at 8:00pm ET
Sun. April 29 at 1:00pm ET
Mon, April 30 at 5:00pm ET
Wed, May 2 at 2:00am ET
Sun, May 6 at 10:00pm ET

Tuesday April 17, 2012 (40 months ago)

Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter Jesse Harris To Release Sub Rosa July 31st on Dangerbird

Celebrated singer/songwriter Jesse Harris – best known for his 2003 Song Of The Year Grammy win for writing Norah Jones’ “Don’t Know Why” – is set to release Sub Rosa, his eleventh solo album, on Dangerbird Records on July 31st.

Produced by Harris and drummer Bill Dobrow, the new album will feature 14 gorgeous tracks recorded and mixed between November 2011 and March 2012 during a series of extended trips down to Rio De Janeiro where Harris encamped at Monoaural, a recording space built into an old house in the city’s Baixo-Gavea section.

Sub Rosa pulls in the talents of long-time friends and cohorts, Norah Jones, Melody Gardot, Conor Oberst, and noteworthy Brazilian artists such as 27-year old keyboardist/arranger Maycon Ananias, and Dadi.

Enter your email address below for a free download of “Rocking Chairs” a song Jesse Harris co-wrote with Brazilian music legend Dadi, that features Norah Jones on background vocals.

Wednesday April 11, 2012 (40 months ago)

Minus the Bear To Release Exclusive 7" Vinyl For Record Store Day 2012

Minus the Bear are supporting Record Store Day 2012 (Saturday, April 21) by releasing a limited edition 7” vinyl piece exclusively to participating indie record stores.

The Your Private Sky/South Side Life 7” is limited to a pressing of 1,000 hand-numbered copies on black vinyl. On Saturday, April 21, visit your local record shop to pick up the limited edition release.

For the last three months, Minus the Bear have been locked away in various Seattle studios with producer (and former Minus the Bear member) Matt Bayles crafting their fifth album. Follow @minusthebear on Twitter for photos and information on the new album, coming summer 2012.

Tuesday April 3, 2012 (41 months ago)

JJAMZ To Release Debut Album Suicide Pact On Dangerbird July 10th

JJAMZ (pronounced “juh-Jamz”) is a Los Angeles indie-pop group comprised of Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes), James Valentine (Maroon 5), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet), Michael Runion (solo), and Z Berg (The Like).

JJAMZ will release their debut album, Suicide Pact, on July 10 via Dangerbird. Today, they make the first taste from the record available in the form of a video for “Never Enough” premiering exclusively at! The video features glimpses of a relationship sequence between JJAMZ vocalist Z Berg and actress Brie Larson (21 Jump Street, United States of Tara).

Enter your email address below to download another new song from the album called “Heartbeat.”

Look for JJAMZ playing shows all over Los Angeles in the coming months.

Tour Dates:
JUL 09, Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
JUL 10, New York, NY – Webster Hall
JUL 11, Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
JUL 14, Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
JUL 17, Dallas, TX – House of Blues
JUL 18, Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
JUL 21, Billings, MT – Babcock Theatre
JUL 23, Calgary, AB – The Den
JUL 24, Edmonton, AB – Union Events Starlite Room
JUL 29, San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
JUL 30, Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
JUL 31, San Diego, CA – House of Blues
AUG 3, Kansas City, MO – KC Live!
AUG 4, Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
AUG 5, Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
AUG 6, Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip
SEPT 5, Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
SEPT 7, Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
SEPT 9, Boise, ID – The Venue
SEPT 11, Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
SEPT 13, Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
SEPT 15, San Pedro, CA – Lobster Fest



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