The College Music Journal’s (CMJ) annual showcase of rising talent in both music and film is a veritable wet dream for musicians and pop culture nerds alike.
We love CMJ (College Music Journal). Lara's been covering CMJ for us since 2007, and in late August, they announced their initial artist line-up for CMJ 2012. The annual music festival is taking place October 16-20.
Hundreds of bands are playing, but one you should check out are Australian youngsters San Cisco, Mountain Goats, and YACHT.
Some of the bands scheduled to play:
Also, check out the free September Mixtape, featuring songs from Stars, Amanda Palmer, Thee Oh Sees, Calexico, and more.
It's no secret that I like YACHT (Young Americans Challenging High Technology). What's more interesting is that modern YACHT is different from early YACHT. Personally, I think YACHT is much, much better with Claire L. Evans.
YACHT is doing well, they recently announced a West Coast tour with Hot Chip, a band that inspired dancing, even at their slowest songs.
09/14 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater *
09/15 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
09/16 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
10/19 New York, NY - Terminal 5 #
10/20 Boston, MA - House of Blues #
10/21 Montreal, QC - Corona Theater #
10/23 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall #
10/25 Chicago, IL - Metro #
10/27 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
10/28 Pomona, CA - The Fox Theater #
* = with Hot Chip, # = with The Presets
You might have read Lara's review of Alt-J, so are you coming out to his show? If you are, check out JBM, who I can only imagine Jesse Marchant's middle name starts with B.
His is touring in support of his new album, Stray Ashes, his last stop will be in Minneapolis at the Triple Rock on September 22nd.
Spe 15 Washington, DC • Rock and Roll Hotel *
Sep 17 Allston, MA • Great Scott *
Sep 18 Montreal, QC • Petit Campus *
Sep 19 Toronton, ON • Wrong Bar *
Sept 20 Ann Arbor, MI • Blind Pig *
Sep 21 Chicago, IL • Empty Bottle *
Sep 22 Minneapolis, MN • Triple Rock Social Club *
* with Alt-J ∆
Brooklyn band TKTTSM's first single from their upcoming album is "Plastic Fantastic," which you can download at WXRT.CBS. I know what the initials for TKTTSM stands for, but the band doesn't want to talk about it… and I'll respect that. But I'm pretty sure you can find out by searching around.
The self-titled album will be out October 16th, 2012, via Sumxuni.
Download direct: TKTTSM: Plastic Fantastic
AC/DC Live At River Plate is this band's first live album in 20 years!! It's coming out November 20th, just in time for Black Friday.
Typical of AC/DC's awesome packaging, the release comes in a 3 disc red vinyl as well as a double CD package with a 24-page booklet.
I know you're probably thinking, "But I already have the DVD that was released last year, why should I buy it again?"
I'll keep it simple: you're going to buy it again.
Guess what RTFKT stands for ? Yeah, you're not going to get it either. It's short for artifact, but with a K.
They are celebrating their two years anniversary with a new website. I did look it over, it's all very audio and visual… but to be honest, I didn't know what to make of it.
Future Entertainment and EMI Music Australia have teamed up to produce a new record label called Future Music. Yes, the future starts now.
I'm not surprise at the dance thing, seeing as we like some of Australia's hottest dance groups like Empire of the Sun and Gold Fields.