Cate le Bon
Cate Le Bon's been busy, after supporting St Vincent in the USA, Annie Clark asked Le Bon to join her band as backup vocals on her European tour dates.
Remember Cate le Bon? I saw her play live earlier this year, and I reported that she has a "haunting voice". Well she's back in the news again with a couple of news items:
1. "All Souls Church" is a live session (directed by Winston Case). You can watch the performance at Paste Magazine.
2. CYRK II, the follow-up to CYRK, will be out August 21, 2012, via The Control Group.
3. She's going on tour in the US to promote the new album in September.
09/19 Montreal, QC Ukrainian Federation
09/21 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
09/22 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
09/23 Washington DC The Red Palace
09/24 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
09/25 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
09/26 Atlanta, GA The Earl
09/28 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar
09/29 Austin, TX Red 7
10/02 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
The Bouncing Souls are one of the oldest punk rock bands, having survived over 20 years together as a band. My theory is that most punk bands starts off really young … and if they're successful, surviving twenty years is really nothing.
Other punk-ish bands in the 20+ year club includes Green Day (who just announced three albums!), Bad Religion (these guys are legendary, I love Greg Graffin - the smartest man in punk), Social Distortion (I saw these guys over 20 years ago!), Less than Jake, Blink 182, Rise Against, New Found Glory. Plus don't forget the acronym of doom: MXPX, CKY, AFI, and NOFX!
The band just released their ninth studio album, Comet, via Rise Records (in conjunction with the band's own label, Chunksaah Records), in June, and they're currently on tour this summer with The Menzingers and Luther.
Jul 07 Oak Canyon Ranch Irvine, CA
Jul 08 The Nile Theater Mesa, AZ
Jul 11 House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA
Jul 12 MAYAN Los Angeles, CA
Jul 13 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
Jul 14 SLO BREW San Luis Obispo, CA
Jul 17 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
Jul 18 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
Jul 20 The Alley Sparks, NV
Jul 21 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Jul 22 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
Jul 23 Venue Nightclub Vancouver, Canada
Jul 25 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 26 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Jul 27 Sokol Underground Omaha, NE
Jul 28 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Jul 29 Metro Chicago, IL
Jul 31 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Aug 01 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Aug 02 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA
Aug 03 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
Aug 04 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA
Aug 05 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
Aug 24 Reading Festival Reading, United Kingdom
Aug 25 Leeds Festival Leeds, United Kingdom
Aug 26 De Effenaar, Kleine Zaal Eindhoven
Aug 27 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aug 29 Knust Hamburg, Germany
Aug 30 Skater's Palace Munster, Germany
Aug 31 Masters Of Rock Festival Thourout
Sep 01 Blubstock Festival Chancy, Switzerland
Sep 02 The Arena Vienna, Austria
Sep 03 Kranhalle Munich, Germany
Sep 04 Estragon Bologna, Italy
Sep 06 Sala Azkena Bilbao, Spain
Sep 07 Sala Cachamba Gijon, Spain
Sep 08 Sala Live Madrid, Spain
Sep 09 Loco Club Valencia, Spain
Sep 10 Estraperlo Club Murcia, Spain
Did you know that Grammy and Brit award-winner Joss Stone has her own record label called Stone'd Records? She will be releasing The Soul Sessions Volume 2 this July 23rd, 2012, in collaboration with her first record label, S-Curve Records.
The Soul Sessions Volume 2 is the follow up to Stone's five million selling debut album, The Soul Sessions. If you are one of the five million who own the first album, chances are The Soul Sessions Volume 2 will more or less follow the same winning formula.
Stone commented on the second volume: "I really had fun revisiting The Soul Sessions idea and I’m really pleased with the results. I’ve committed long term to my label Stone’d Records, but it felt right to team up with Steve and S-Curve again for this release. I think there are some great songs on the album and I loved performing them with such brilliant musicians - so I hope people enjoy it."
Max Jared announced that he'll be releasing Thoughtless Sounds via our favorite Jewish record company, Shemspeed Entertainment's new label, Soul Snack (wearesoulsnack.com).
The album comes out August 28th, 2012. Look for the launch party for Thoughtless Sounds on August 30th.
ELECTRIC COWBELL RECORDS
Electric Cowbell Records said that they've just released Slavic Soul Party on 7" black vinyl on June 26th, 2012 (last Tuesday).
The two tracks ("Jackson" and "Gangsta") promises to bring "throbbing funk grooves" and "Balkan brass" (no idea how Balkan brass would differ from New Orleans brass).
Check out the A-Side: