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Feb 10, 2015

Dustin Kensrue Premieres New Song, Carry The Fire Now Available for Pre-Order

Billboard has just premiered the first new song from Dustin Kensrue’s forthcoming solo album Carry The Fire! Click HERE to listen to “Back to Back.” The new album is the long anticipated follow-up to Dustin's 2007 solo debut, Please Come Home.

Kensrue, known for his dynamic solo performances and as frontman for Southern California rock band Thrice, engineered and produced Carry The Fire on his own while mixing duties were handled by Brian Eichelberger and the album was mastered by Howie Weinberg. The record is now available for pre-order ahead of its April 21st release with an instant download of “Back to Back.”

Pre-order Carry The Fire: iTunes | Amazon | Webstore

Dustin also announced today several co-headline dates with Andy Hull in April. Ticket pre-sales are now live HERE before the general on-sale on Friday, February 13th at 12pm Eastern. Click HERE for all upcoming shows.

Feb 03, 2015

WATERS Announce New Album What's Real, Premiere New Song "Stupid Games”

WATERS is excited to announce their new album and Vagrant Records debut, What’s Real. You can stream a brand new track entitled "Stupid Games” over at Stereogum by clicking HERE. Pre-order What’s Real now on iTunes and Vagrant webstore.

Serving as a follow up to 2014’s It All Might Be OK EP, What’s Real is comprised of eleven honest and raw tracks reminiscent of alternative rock stalwarts of the 90’s. The album was recorded over a 15-month period with Grouplove producer/drummer Ryan Rabin as well as producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore). The result is the perfect juxtaposition of songs that sound and feel big, all the while being incredibly personal and brutally honest.

Waters recently announced that they will be direct support for Matt and Kim’s N. American spring headline tour. You can find a full list of tour dates HERE.

What’s Real Track List
1. Got To My Head
2. I Feel Everything
3. Moms And Dads
4. The Avenue
5. What’s Real
6. Inside My Room
7. Stupid Games
8. Breakdown
9. Over It
10. Rebel Yell
11. Green Eyes

Jan 30, 2015

Dustin Kensrue To Release “Carry The Fire” This Spring

Dustin Kensrue has announced that he will be releasing a new solo record entitled Carry The Fire on April 21st, via Vagrant/Staple Records. The new album was engineered and produced by Dustin and is the long anticipated follow up to the Thrice front man’s 2007 solo debut, Please Come Home.

Dustin’s Christmas album This Good Night Is Still Everywhere was recently pressed on limited edition colored vinyl and can be purchased HERE.

Carry The Fire Track List:
Back to Back
There’s Something Dark
Death or Glory
In the Darkness
Of Crows and Crowns
Juggernaut Reference
What Beautiful Things
Carry The Fire

Jan 20, 2015

Bad Suns Perform "Salt" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Headlining US Tour Kicks Off Saturday

Bad Suns were the musical guest on last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and played "Salt" on TV for the first time! Check out the performance below. "Salt" appears on the band's debut album, Language & Perspective, available now on iTunes.

After extensive touring throughout 2014 in support of Language & Perspective, Bad Suns are gearing up for their first ever North American headlining tour. Starting this Saturday, January 24 at the already SOLD OUT show at the El Rey, in their hometown of Los Angeles, the guys will spend the end of January and all of February on the road. Coasts and Maudlin Strangers will support on all shows, and a full list of dates can be found HERE.

Jan 14, 2015

Maudlin Strangers Sign to Vagrant, Debut Overdose EP to be Released January 20th

We are very excited to welcome Maudlin Strangers to the Vagrant family! Formed in 2010, Maudlin Strangers is the project of Agoura Hills, CA native Jake Hays.  

Recorded in Hays’ bedroom, the debut Overdose EP started as an “opportunity to play each instrument,” says Hays. “Live, I only get to play guitar and sing, so the recording process is my outlet to write and play different instruments.” What can only be described as dark-indie-rock, the 4-track EP combines somber lyricis masked by light, upbeat melodies. Hays not only writes all the music, but he designs all the band’s artwork as well.  “ The EP is just an expression of all the thoughts in my weird, restless mind,” Hays laughs. The result is an ambient yet catchy body of work with hints of MuteMath and even Pink Floyd strewn throughout. Track list and artwork can be found below.

Overdose EP will be available nationwide on January 20, 2015. Today, stream a new track off the EP, ‘AIM’ via Indie Shuffle. Maudlin Strangers will be touring the US with Bad Suns and Coasts starting January 24. Click HERE for all upcoming dates.

Overdose EP Track List:
1. AIM
2. Stay Young
3. Overdose
4. Penny

Jan 13, 2015

Justin Townes Earle’s ‘Absent Fathers’ Available Now

Justin Townes Earle’s new album Absent Fathers is out today! Absent Fathers was recorded alongside the critically acclaimed September release Single Mothers as a double album, but as Justin began to sequence it, he felt each half needed to make its own statement and they took on their own identities. The new LP features the songs “Call Ya Momma” and “Looking for a Place to Land.”

Purchase Absent Fathers: iTunes | Amazon | Vagrant Webstore

Justin kicks off his European tour this weekend. Click HERE for all upcoming dates.

Jan 13, 2015

Rolling Stone Premieres Letts’ New Song “Emeralds,” Hold Fast Now Available for Pre-Order

Letts’ new song “Emeralds” premieres today via Rolling Stone! “Emeralds” comes from Letts’ forthcoming album, Hold Fast, produced by friend and collaborator Marcus Mumford. The debut LP will be released on February 17, 2015, on Community Music/Vagrant and is now available for pre-order on iTunes with instant downloads of “Emeralds,” “Matches,” and “Charles de Gaulle.”

About the recording process, Marcus Mumford noted, “it wasn't as different as I thought it was going to be because we're always involved in the production of our records. It just felt like being in the studio with your friends – which we do all the time.” Letts recalled the completely idyllic sessions, “We were surrounded by some of the most beautiful souls I have ever known. The most scenic and inspiring countryside, better than I could ever paint or imagine. A huge sense of love and trust.”

London-born Christian Letts returned to his native countryside to record Hold Fast. Other friends from their respective bands (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Mumford and Sons) joined them at the farm, where, over the course of two consecutive Januaries, they crafted the ten tracks that comprise the album. The release will coincide with a series of art exhibits of Letts’ paintings and watercolors throughout the United States and Europe.

Jan 13, 2015

CRUISR Premiere New Bear//Face Remix, Announce Dates with X Ambassadors

The Music Ninja has just debuted a brand new remix of CRUISR’s “All Over” from Bear//Face! Click HERE to check it out the UK producer’s fresh take on the track or listen below. The original appears on CRUISR’s All Over EP, available now on iTunes.

CRUISR will play headline shows in New York and Philly this week before heading out on select dates with X Ambassadors in March. The band is also confirmed to play SXSW in Austin, TX March 17-22. Click HERE for all upcoming shows and ticket links.

Jan 08, 2015

WATERS Announce West Coast Headline Tour, Cover Smashing Pumpkins

WATERS has announced a West Coast headline run kicking off later this month! Starting in San Diego on January 21, the tour takes the band up to Seattle and back, ending in Portland, OR on February 11. A full list of dates can be found below and all ticket links can be found HERE. Stay tuned for more exciting touring news to come.

WATERS released the 4-track-EP It All Might Be OK this past October, available now on iTunes. Inspired by the growing absence of rock in “alternative rock”, the EP, which was recorded in LA with Ryan Rabin (Grouplove) serves as a prelude to the band’s Vagrant debut album which is officially coming this Spring. More details and new music coming soon.

In the meantime, WATERS will be releasing new videos for fans via their new YouTube series WATERS TV. Check out the first episode below, which aired yesterday and features a cover of the Smashing Pumpkins classic “Tonight, Tonight.”

WATERS on tour:
1/21 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
1/22 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
1/24 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
2/10 Seattle, WA - Barboza
2/11 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar

Jan 06, 2015

Justin Townes Earle’s Absent Fathers Now Streaming via Amazon

Justin Townes Earle’s forthcoming LP Absent Fathers is now streaming ahead of next week’s release via Amazon! Click HERE to listen to the new album in its entirety. Absent Fathers was recorded alongside the critically acclaimed September release Single Mothers as a double album, but as Justin began to sequence it, he felt each half needed to make its own statement and they took on their own identities. Absent Fathers is available for pre-order now with an instant download of the first single entitled “Call Ya Momma.”

Justin will play eTown Hall in Boulder, Colorado this weekend before heading across the pond for a European run of dates. Click HERE for all upcoming touring info.