Cameras are a Sydney-based band that have been on the up and up in recent times. From vocalist, Eleanor’s win (as a solo artist) in Triple J’s Unearthed competition in 2008 to airplay on some of Australia most prominent radio stations (Triple J, Triple M, Triple R and Fbi)...
Sally's already mentioned this band a few times. They are from Sydney, and they are coming to the USA to do a promo tour:
Oct 9th Los Angeles, CA The Twonky Chateau at Taix
Oct 13th Los Angeles, CA The Echo (Manimal Vinyl Showcase)
Oct 18th New York, NY Red Bull Space (Tony Mott Exhibition)
Oct 21st New York, NY Fat Baby (CMJ Official Showcase)
Oct 22nd New York, NY The Delancey (Aussie BBQ Stage)
Oct 23rd New York, NY Bowery Electric
Oct 24th New York, NY Pianos
Their new album is called In Your Room and comes out October 25th, via Manimal Vinyl. At the moment, they are offering "I Know" as a free download on their website. Sally said to check out the video for "Defeatist". It's a bit old-timey, in my opinion.
Weatherbox will be playing at CMJ on 10/19 and 10/21. Their new EP, Follow the Rattle of the Afghan Guitar will be coming out on October 4th, via Youth Conspiracy Records.
If you're nowhere near New York, the good news is that they're going on tour with Sainthood Reps and may be coming through your town - see tour details below, courtesy of Alt Press:
Fri 10/7 - Tempe, AZ @ Venue 104
Sat 10/8 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Gasworks
Sun 10/9 - Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room
Mon 10/10 - Liberty, MO @ Detto's Barn
Tue 10/11 - St Louis, MO @ Cicero's*
Wed 10/12 - Madison, WI @ UW-Madison*
Thu 10/13 - Chicago, IL @ Casa Donde*
Fri 10/14 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class*
Sat 10/15 - Lansing, MI @ The Loft*
Sun 10/16 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Redwood Art Space*
Mon 10/17 - Allston, MA @ O'Briens Pub*
Tue 10/18 - Hamden, CT @ The Space*
Wed 10/19 - Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker *
Thu 10/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club*
Fri 10/21 - Amityville, NY @ Broadway Bar*
Sat 10/22 - Washington, DC @ Subterranean A*
Sun 10/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary*
Tue 10/25 - Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street*
Wed 10/26 - Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile*
Thu 10/27 - Greenville, NC @ The Tipsy Teapot*
Fri 10/28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade*
Sat 10/29 - Gainesville, FL ???
Sun 10/30 - Orlando, FL / Tampa, FL
Mon 10/31 - Macon, GA
Wed 11/2 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
Thu 11/3 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
Fri 11/4 - Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
Sat 11/5 - San Antonio, TX
* with Sainthood Reps
The Dallas show in November features two great "girl" bands Girl in a Coma and The Coathangers
Another Australian, she is described a folk/bluesy... Her debut EP is called Always Want, which will be coming out January 24, 2012 on Modular Records.
Anyroad, with the exception of the CMJ show, she will be opening up for the Ben Harper. Lucky, lucky!
10/4: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
10/5: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
10/7: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle *
10/22: New York, NY @ The Delancey (middle floor stage) CMJ
* with Ben Harper
I haven't heard of this New Jersey band, but if they're on tour with The Wombats, it's thumbs up for me! (It looks like they're stopping in Minneapolis too!)
The band recently appeared on Rolling Stone with a free "synth" remix of their track "Into the Sun". The original song is taken from their debut album, If You're Young.
Andrew Maury, who remixed the song tells Rolling Stone: "I took a guitar riff that The Static Jacks had written for an interlude section in the original song and I re-played it on a synth to use as a background texture in the chorus .... I like to reinvent the song but I always attempt to pay homage to the original."
10/01/11 Maxwell’s w/ Tapes 'n Tapes Hoboken, NJ
10/19/11 CMJ - The Delancey New York, NY
10/20/11 CMJ - Studio at Webster Hall New York, NY
10/21/11 9:30 Club* Washington, DC
10/22/11 Johnny Brendas* Philadelphia, PA
10/24/11 Jefferson Theatre* Charlottesville, VA
10/25/11 Local 506* Carrboro, NC
10/26/11 The Loft* Atlanta, GA
10/28/11 Voodoo Festival* New Orleans, LA
10/29/11 Fitzgeralds* Houston, TX
10/30/11 The Parish* Austin, TX
11/01/11 Granada* Dallas, TX
11/02/11 Record Bar* Kansas City, MO
11/04/11 Outland* Columbus, OH
11/05/11 Subterranean* Chicago, IL
11/07/11 The Varsity Theater* Minneapolis, MN
11/10/11 Wonderland Ballroom* Portland, OR
11/11/11 Venue* Vancouver, BC
11/12/11 Crocodile Café* Seattle, WA
11/14/11 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
11/16/11 Casbah San Diego, CA
11/17/11 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, CA
11/18/11 Echo Los Angeles
*with the Wombats
Body Language's album, Social Studies, is the followup from their 2009 debut album, Speaks. Founding member, Grant Wheeler, described the new album as not quite "dub step", but rather they wrote what they wanted to write: "We get the same joy and satisfaction out of losing our shit behind a pair of turntables as we do singing four-part harmonies."
Body Language will be playing CMJ this year, I don't have the dates just yet (nor is it on the official CMJ website).
11/16 - Wrong Bar - Toronto, ON *
11/17 - Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA *
11/18 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY *
* w/ Keep Shelly in Athens
Bands on the bill:
9PM Chelsea Wolfe
10PM Psychic Ills
11:15PM Chrome Sparks
12AM Wise Blood
1AM Main Attrakionz
2AM Trash Talk
3AM Special Guests
3am ??? I'll be dead by that time!