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Nov 12, 2013

Bad Suns Sign with Vagrant, Transpose EP Due Out Early 2014

We are proud to announce that Southern California rock band Bad Suns have signed Vagrant! Formed in 2012, Bad Suns is Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar).

The four-piece recorded their debut EP, Transpose, earlier this year with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and it serves as a prelude to the band’s debut full-length slated for 2014. “Music has the ability to evoke certain feelings in people, a way that not much else can. The pairing of words and sounds can be an extremely powerful tool, when done right. I think the ultimate goal for this band is to make music that causes people to really feel something” says Christo.

Comprised of four tracks, Transpose flows effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. “Cardiac Arrest” from the Transpose EP is available today at all digital retailers and streaming partners. Preview it below via SoundCloud and click HERE to download on iTunes.

Aside from writing a record, Bad Suns’ 2013 was a busy one, complete with multiple CMJ showcases as well as sharing the stage with the likes of The 1975 and Vaccines. The guys are currently on a regional tour with the band Geographer. See below for all upcoming dates.

Bad Suns on tour:
11/12 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones #
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ The Griffin #
11/15 – Tijuana, MX @ Mous Tache Bar #
11/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
11/21 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
11/22 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club *
11/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbos 365 Club *
# with Kiev and FMLYBND
* with Geographer

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Nov 05, 2013

Bombay Bicycle Club Announce New Album to be Released February 4th, First Single "Carry Me" Out Now

We are excited to announce that North London's Bombay Bicycle Club, will release their fourth album in five years on February 4, 2013 via Vagrant! This album looks to break exciting new ground yet again for a band that are effortlessly diversifying and innovating at an astonishing rate.

"I feel like we’ve found the balance between making it interesting and intelligent, but also not highbrow or elitist’ says Jack Steadman, noting the band specifically took longer to craft this album. He wrote the record while traveling through India, Turkey and Tokyo as well as the UK and the Netherlands; you can really hear the influence of all the different cultures and their native genres among the beautifully crafted songs on this hugely ambitious record.

The album was produced by Jack in the band’s studio in London, making it their most personal record to date. There was always purpose from the beginning to bring everything together for this album, to tell a story from the first track through to the finale with everything interconnecting as a complete body of work. "The whole creation process was a really honest one. Jack’s not afraid of us saying a part or lyric doesn’t work so we were able to all be very involved at every level" says guitarist Jamie MacColl. They called in Mark Rankin (QOTSA, AlunaGeorge) to help record and mix the album. The album also features familiar vocal contribution from Lucy Rose as well as impressive newcomer Rae Morris.

The first single from the new album, "Carry Me", is now available to purchase/download on iTunes HERE. The band collaborated with award-winning creative company Powster to deliver a world first interactive music video premiere on The innovative video reflects the album artwork, paying homage to the great Eadweard Muybridge, known for his pioneering work with stop-motion photography. Viewers are able to control the band’s actions throughout, essentially making them the director while the band perform in time to the music. You can also stream the audio below via YouTube. Pre-order information for the new album will be announced shortly.

Oct 31, 2013

James Vincent McMorrow Debuts New Video for "Cavalier"

NPR Music has just premiered the video for James Vincent McMorrow's new song "Cavalier"! Click HERE or below to watch the video for the opening track on James' forthcoming second album Post Tropical. Directed by Aoife McArdle (Jon Hopkins, Simian Mobile Disco), the "Cavalier" video - the first of a trilogy - tells the story a troubled young man's night out.

Post Tropical is set for release on January 14, 2014. Pre-order on iTunes now and you'll receive an instant download of "Cavalier."

Oct 29, 2013

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros release Teen Daze remix of "Life Is Hard" and new "Country Calling" video

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have released a new remix and video today! The remix comes from Canadian producer Teen Daze for "Life Is Hard" and just premiered over at The Fader. Click HERE to check it out and grab the free download or listen below.

The band also just premiered their new homemade video for "Country Callin" over on their Tumblr and can also be seen below. Both songs appear on the Zeros' self-titled third LP which was released this past July and is available on iTunes. Enjoy!

Oct 29, 2013

Fossil Collective's The Water EP Available Now

Fossil Collective's new self-produced EP, The Water, is out today! Click HERE to purchase on iTunes. The four-track EP is a follow up to the Leeds duo's debut album Tell Where I Lie which was released earlier this year.

Oct 25, 2013

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Perform "If I Were Free" at the Big Top for SoulPancake

From October 17th through 20th, the Edward Sharpe Big Top took over Los Angeles State Historic Park and the band performed in-the-round under a traditional circus big top for five shows in four days. A free "Bazaar" was also set up featuring local food and alcohol vendors, arts and crafts tents, and more. Check out some great photo recaps via Rolling Stone and LA Weekly.

Before all the festivities began, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros performed a great acoustic take on "If I Were Free" for SoulPancake's Sidewalk Sessions on the grounds of the Bazaar. Watch it below!

Oct 23, 2013

The 1975 Debut New Video for "Girls"

The 1975 have just premiered their new official video for "Girls"! Click HERE to check it out or watch below. On creating the new clip, frontman Matthew Healy explains: "The story of the band who suffer at the hands of a record label shortly after a delirious rise is a tale as old as time. So we kinda wanted to make a tongue in cheek video about it. Twinned with our love of 80’s pop, it’s innocence, grandiosity and conceptual ideas in music videos - we wanted to make a video about a record label’s attempt at enforced conformity. We got our mate Adam down to a studio in Los Angeles at the start of our USA tour, got 4 models and made a video about us not wanting to make a video." You can read the full explanation HERE.

"Girls" appears on The 1975's recently released self-titled debut LP, available now on iTunes. The guys are currently on their US headline tour supporting the album and all upcoming dates can be seen HERE.

Oct 22, 2013

Active Child's Rapor EP Available Now

Acitve Child's new Rapor EP is out today! You can purchase it digitally via iTunes, or pick up the CD over at Amazon. A 10" vinyl release is soon to follow.

The six-song EP is a culmination of Pat Grossi's heartfelt journey around the world in support of the debut LP You Are All I See and an introspective year spent writing at his home studio, Rapor, from which he derived the title and inspiration for the new release. Emerging from Rapor with an inspired and incredibly personal collection of songs, Grossi moved to Heavy Duty Studios in Burbank, CA over the summer of 2013 to work with producers Kevin Seaton (Major Lazer, Snoop Lion) & Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Night Terrors of 1979) to complete his vision, which includes vocal features from contemporaries and friends Mikky Ekko and Ellie Goulding.

Active Child will tour this November with support from JMSN and then return home to put the finishing touches on his follow up album, due out mid 2014. Visit for all upcoming dates.

Oct 15, 2013

Active Child Streams Full Rapor EP via SoundCloud

Acitve Child's forthcoming Rapor EP is now streaming on his new Pro Partner profile on Soundcloud a week before release! Click HERE to listen to the full six-song EP featuring guest appearances from Ellie Goulding and Mikky Ekko.

The Rapor EP is currently available for pre-order on iTunes, which includes an instant download of "Subtle" featuring Mikky Ekko. Rapor will be available digitally on October 22nd, with a CD and 10" vinyl release to follow.

Oct 15, 2013

James Vincent McMorrow Premieres "Cavalier" via Noisey, 'Post Tropical' Now Available for Pre-Order

Vice Noisey has just premiered the opening track from James Vincent McMorrow's forthcoming second album Post Tropical! Click HERE to read the article and stream the brilliant new song "Cavalier" (or listen below).

Post Tropical is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon. Pre-order on iTunes and you'll receive an instant download of "Cavalier." Post Tropical is set for release on January 14, 2014.