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Jun 10, 2014

Justin Townes Earle Announces Fifth Album Single Mothers, New Headlining US Tour Dates This Fall

After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back and pleased to announce his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant Records!). Entitled Single Mothers, the record will be released nationwide on September 9th, 2014 and Justin will be on the road in the US throughout September and early October to support. A complete list of dates can be found HERE.

Single Mothers is comprised of ten tracks that showcase exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. As a recently married, sober man JTE writes from a point of maturity and content we’ve not seen before on past records. “One day I just realized it’s not cool to die young, and it’s even less cool to die after 30,” Justin laughs as he reflects on a life past and his new found clarity. What he’s created is an album that’s raw, honest and personal in a way he hasn’t touched upon since his debut EP, Yuma.

Once compared to a man who wears many suits JTE has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally, in thirty-two short years. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell. Single Mothers serves as the perfect platform for such narrations. Stay tuned for more details.

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Jun 10, 2014

Circa Waves' Debut EP Out Today

The self-titled debut EP from Liverpool's Circa Waves is out today at all digital retailers! Click HERE to purchase on iTunes. The four-song collection features tracks produced by Mike Crossey (Gaslight Anthem), Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys) and Dan Grech (Radiohead). See below for the full track listing and stream the new single "Young Chasers."

Circa Waves EP Track Listing:
1. Young Chasers
2. Get Away (Demo)
3. Stuck In My Teeth
4. Good For Me (Demo)

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Jun 03, 2014

Bad Suns Release New Track "We Move Like The Ocean"

Bad Suns have shared a new track off their debut full-length, Language & Perspective! The track is titled “We Move Like The Ocean” and highlights the band’s ability to craft a pop anthem. Check it out on Hype Machine or listen below.

Comprised of eleven tracks and produced by Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk), Language & Perspective serves as a follow up to the band’s breakout debut EP Transpose, which hit streets earlier this year. The album will be available on iTunes on June 24th and everywhere else July 1st. Click HERE to pre-order on iTunes and receive four tracks (‘We Move Like The Ocean,’ ‘Cardiac Arrest,’ ‘Transpose,’ and ‘Salt') now.

Bad Suns is currently on tour directly supporting The 1975 until the end of the week when they kick off a run of headlining shows in the US. A full list of dates can be found HERE.

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May 28, 2014

Bombay Bicycle Club Announce North American Fall Headline Tour, Debut UNKLE Remix of "Feel"

After a successful and extensive sold out headlining tour throughout the states this past spring, Bombay Bicycle Club are pleased to announce a new run of dates this fall. The tour kicks off in San Diego on Oct. 1 with stops at LA’s Wiltern Theater and SF’s Warfield Theater and takes the band through Canada and the Midwest before heading down the east coast, stopping in NYC’s Terminal 5 and wrapping up in Atlanta on Oct. 24. A full list of dates can be found below. Pre-sale tickets are now available HERE and support on all dates comes from LA’s Milo Greene.

The band has also just premiered a new remix of their song "Feel" from legendary English beat-makers UNKLE over at Noisey. Click HERE to check it out and grab the free mp3. The original track appears on BBC's So Long See You Tomorrow released earlier this year and available now on iTunes.

Bombay Bicycle Club On Tour (all shows all ages except where noted):
Oct 01- San Diego CA @ Soma
Oct 02- Phoenix AZ @ Marquee
Oct 03- Los Angeles CA @ Wiltern
Oct 04- Pomona CA @ Glasshouse
Oct 05- San Francisco CA @ Warfield
Oct 07- Seattle WA @ Showbox
Oct 09- Edmonton AB @ Starlite (18+)
Oct 10- Calgary AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
Oct 12- Winnipeg MB@ The Garrick
Oct 13- Minneapolis MN @ First Avenue (18+/AA with guardian)
Oct 16- Toronto ON @ Kool Haus
Oct 17- Ottawa ON @ Algonquin Theatre
Oct 18- Boston MA @ HOB
Oct 19- Washington DC @ 930 Club
Oct 21- Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer
Oct 22- New York NY @ Terminal 5
Oct 24- Atlanta GA @ Masquerade

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May 21, 2014

Bad Suns Premiere "Salt" In The Open Video

Bad Suns' acoustic performance of "Salt" from the In The Open sessions has just premiered on Vevo! Click HERE or below to check it out. The single-take performance was shot by Alexander Shahmiri in the hills of Topanga Canyon here in Los Angeles.

"Salt" appears on Bad Suns' debut album Language & Perspective due out June 24th. Click HERE to pre-order on iTunes and receive "Salt," "Cardiac Arrest," and "Transpose" instantly. The band is currently wrapping up their last week of dates supporting The 1975 before kicking off a run of headline shows and summer festivals. All upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.

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May 15, 2014

La Blogotheque Debuts Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros' Barn Show

In the fall of 2012, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros took a break from their busy touring schedule to play an intimate set for a fan and his friends in rural Saskatchewan. They set up in the fan's barn and La Blogotheque was there to capture it. Check out the entire set below or head to the dedicated site for the full digital experience.

The Zeros are currently on tour playing a mix of North American festivals and headline shows through the end of July. Click HERE for all upcoming dates.

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May 08, 2014

The 1975 Perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers

The 1975 were the musical guest on last night's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC! In case you missed it, you can now check out their performance of "Girls" below.

The 39-track deluxe edition of The 1975's self-titled debut album is available now on iTunes. The guys are currently out on their North American headline run with Bad Suns as direct support. All upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.

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May 06, 2014

Bad Suns Announce Debut Album Language & Perspective, Available for Pre-Order Now

Los Angeles natives, Bad Suns, are pleased to announce the release of their debut album, Language & Perspective. Comprised of eleven tracks, Language & Perspective moves effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. The album will be available on iTunes on June 24th and everywhere else July 1st. Click HERE to pre-order on iTunes now and receive three tracks instantly. Physical pre-order details will be announced shortly.

Produced by Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) Language & Perspective serves as a follow up to the band’s breakout debut EP Transpose, which hit streets earlier this year. In a short time since their inception, Bad Suns have performed the first single, ‘Cardiac Arrest,’ on Conan and the track is already fast approaching Top 20 at Alt Radio with a weekly audience of 1 million plus and building.

“It's pretty incredible what you can accomplish with time, work, and patience. Playing our songs to receptive audiences, across the country, has been surreal for us; it's what we've always dreamed of. We're excited for people to hear the album that we've made, and then come experience it in a live setting,” says frontman Christo Bowman. Bad Suns is currently on tour directly supporting The 1975 until the beginning of June when they kick off a run of headlining shows in the US. All upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.

Language & Perspective Tracklist:
1. Matthew James
2. We Move Like The Ocean
3. Cardiac Arrest
4. Pretend
5. Take My Love and Run
6. Dancing on Quicksand
7. Salt
8. Transpose
9. Learn To Trust
10. Sleep Paralysis
11. Rearview

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May 02, 2014

Vagrant Instagram Giveaway!

Head over to the Vagrant Instagram and follow us for a chance to win a vinyl and t-shirt prize pack! We will randomly select one of our followers on May 12th and they will receive the prize pack outlined below, including signed LPs from James Vincent McMorrow and Active Child.

Prize Pack:
Active Child – Rapor 10” (signed)
James Vincent McMorrow – Early In The Morning (signed)
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
AlunaGeorge – Body Music
Mark Lanegan – Imitations
Edward Sharpe – Self- Titled
School of Seven Bells – Ghostory
Rogue Wave – Nightingale Floors
Wake Owl – The Private World of Paradise
Vagrant T-Shirt

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Apr 28, 2014

The 1975 Premiere New Video for "Robbers"

The 1975 have finally unveiled their official video for "Robbers"! Click HERE or below to check out the new clip directed by Tim Mattia. "I got really obsessed with the idea behind Patricia Arquette’s character in True Romance when I was about eighteen," explains frontman Matthew Healy, "That craving for the bad boy in that film it’s so sexualised. It was something I was obsessed with. 'Robbers' is about a heist that goes wrong – I suppose you can read it as a metaphor – and a girl who’s obsessed with her professional killer boyfriend. It’s a romantic ideal."

The 39-track deluxe edition of The 1975's self-titled debut album is available now on iTunes. The guys are currently out on their North American headline run with Bad Suns as direct support. All upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.