New York City, NY) – Japanese psych-garage rockers Zoobombs release their new album today, La Vie En Jupon. After signing Röyksopp in 2010, The MuseBox’s record label, MB3 Records, have added Zoobombs as their 2nd artist to the roster. The release of their new album coincides with the end of their North American tour that began March 2nd in Chicago and ends with this week's performances in Los Angeles at Redwood on 3/31 and 4/1. The tour continues in Tokyo during the rest of April. Tour dates below.

The Zoobombs were formed by DON Matsuo (vocals/guitar), Matta (keyboards), and Moostop (bass) in Tokyo in September 1994 and -- together with various drummers – have been amazing rock audiences in Japan, North American and Australia ever since. The Zoobombs’ brand of rock and roll is unique: hardcore punk blues spiked with explorations of funk, rap, prog-rock, and even traditional Japanese folk.

The Zoobombs incendiary, live performances quickly shot them to the top of Japan’s indie-rock scene and opening concert performances for The Flaming Lips and Jon Spencer’s Blues Explosion. These Japanese psych rockers have been garnering heaps of praise from major media outlets and industry personalities across the globe for their unique blend of psychedelic funk rock. MTV Iggy saying “Essentially, it’s the band The Stones would be if they’d been forged in the post-punk era” and The New York Times featured their Let it Bomb album as a masterpiece OF the “Japanese Next Wave” rock movement.

Purchase La Vie En Jupon:

Tour Dates:
3/31 - Los Angeles, CA - Redwood - 11:30pm
4/1 - Los Angeles, CA - Redwood - 11:30pm
4/9 - Tokyo, Japan - Shimokitazawa Basement Bar
4/25 - Tokyo, Japan - Kichijoji GB
4/28 - Tokyo, Japan - Shimokitazawa Cave-Be
5/1 - Tokyo, Japan - Shimokitazawa Basement Bar


Broadcast live Tuesday April 5th at 7pm ET here: www.youareatourist.com

Long known for their ingenious and imaginative videos, Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie are poised to make history with the companion clip for their hugely anticipated new single, "You Are A Tourist." Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tim Nackashi (TV On The Radio, OK Go, Elvis Costello, Radiohead), and conceptualized by frequent collaborator Aaron Stewart-Ahn, "You Are A Tourist" will be the first-ever live, scripted, single-take music video to be broadcast as it is filmed. Presented by Atlantic Records, Bing and RedLaser, viewers are invited to watch the production unfold before their eyes, Tuesday, April 5th at 7pm EST/4pm PST via www.youareatourist.com

Fans can quickly add the "You Are A Tourist" video event to their calendars using leading mobile barcode scanning application RedLaser and a QR Code featured on Death Cab for Cutie's website and official Twitter feed (@dcfc). Fans simply download RedLaser to their smartphone and then scan the QR Code to add the video event to their calendars. *

Bing, the decision engine from Microsoft, will offer exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the band prepping for the video as well as from the live production itself at www.facebook.com/bing beginning on April 5. In addition, a special embed code will be available allowing users to air the video event on their own blog or website.

"You Are A Tourist" is the first single from Death Cab for Cutie's eagerly awaited new album, "CODES AND KEYS." The track hit multi-format radio outlets nationwide on Monday, March 28th and is available at all DSPs beginning today Tuesday, March 29th. You can hear the full stream of "You Are a Tourist here: http://atlr.ec/youareatourist

In the meantime, "CODES AND KEYS", which is out May 31st, is available now for pre-order at www.deathcabforcutie.com/codesandkeys. An array of unique bundles are on offer, featuring such exciting exclusives as the "LIVE AT THE MT. BAKER THEATRE" DVD, a "CODES AND KEYS" t-shirt , a "CODES AND KEYS" tote bag, a full album stream 72 hours before street date, and one-year membership in the band's official fan club, DCFC Union Local #1138 (or one-year renewal for current members). All pre-orders will receive a digital download of "You Are A Tourist" on Tuesday, March 29th.

Death Cab for Cutie is: Ben Gibbard: guitars, keyboards, vocals * Chris Walla: guitars, keyboards * Nick Harmer: bass * Jason McGerr: drums.
For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, please visit www.deathcabforcutie.com and for press tools please visit press.atlanticrecords.com/deathcabforcutie.

The Lonely Forest's new music video for the song "We Sing In Time" premieres today on MTVU as part of their Indie Music Month. The video, which MTV's Buzzworthy Blog calls "a powerful, visually striking work that'll scare and sadden," can be viewed here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/the-lonely-forest/631968/we-sing-in-time.jhtml

Arrows, whichis out now on Trans Records, was Top 10 most added at CMJ upon its release last week and debuted on FMQB's Alternative Specialty Chart. Following several well-attended performances at South By Southwest, an appearance on Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit" and early critical praise, the band embarks on an extensive North American tour supporting The Joy Formidable this week. In addition, The Lonely Forest will join Death Cab For Cutie as direct support on their "Underplay" tour in May and June, including the Bowery Ballroom in New York City and El Rey in Los Angeles. Please see below for dates.

NYLON praises the album saying, "We are in love with The Lonely Forest. Listen to them now!" and Alternative Press calls Arrows "the band's most self-assured album yet." Teen Vogue describes the album as, "The perfect soundtrack for your next road trip. The songs are meant to be played you're your windows down, stereo up." Meanwhile, NPR's "Song of the Day" hails the band's previous single, saying "'Turn Off This Song' serves as a catchy call to arms, not to mention one of the best and most honest slices of pop music around."

Stream the album now at MSN Music: Arrows Listening Booth

The Lonely Forest's new song "Coyote" is available now as a free download: "Coyote"

Trans Records is the new label headed by Chris Walla, guitarist and producer for Grammy-nominated rock band Death Cab for Cutie, who found The Lonely Forest's music so compelling he made the band his label's very first signing. Walla produced and engineered Arrowsat Sound City studio in Los Angeles, Tiny Telephone in San Francisco and his own, Portland-based studio, Alberta Court. He also mixed three tracks-"Be Everything," "Turn Off This Song And Go Outside" and "I Don't Want To Live There." The balance of the album was mixed by John Goodmanson (Girls, Nada Surf, Weezer).

"The Lonely Forest proves to me," says Walla, "In a time full of throwbacks and references and meta-references, that nothing can beat a focused, bulletproof guitar rock band with amazing songs. I didn't start a label for nothing."

From the outset The Lonely Forest-singer/guitarist/keyboardist John Van Deusen, guitarist Tony Ruland, drummer Braydn Krueger and bassist Eric Sturgeon- has been about inclusion. Having made their mark as a regional favorite with three prior records, the band never imagined a swift and organic rise to national distinction.


w/ The Joy Formidable:
March 29 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
March 30 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
April 1 Harrisburg, PA The Abbey Bar
April 2 Toronto, ON The Horseshoe Tavern
April 4 Columbus, OH The Basement
April 5 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
April 6 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
April 8 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
April 9 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
April 11 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
April 12 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
April 14 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
April 16 Costa Mesa, CA (HEADLINE) Detroit Bar
April 17 San Diego, CA (w/ YUCK) UCSD-The Loft
April 19 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
April 20 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
April 22 St. Louis, MO Luminary Center for the Arts
April 23 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
April 26 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
April 27 Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose
April 29 New York, NY Webster Hall

w/ Death Cab for Cutie:
May 18 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 20 Chicago, IL Metro
May 21 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
June 1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
June 3 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
June 4 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
June 5 Boston, MA Paradise
June 7 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
June 9 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

The Heavy Gunners are at again with a new single from Grey Granite and Bob G. Barker. Their new single "All Hate" is an anthem dedicated to the eternal struggle to combat haterism and backstabbery. (Don't you like how we just made up two words?) The original beat for the track is from Chicagoan group Overflow. Make sure you check out the corresponding video, directed by Grey Granite, too!

Over the past few of years, Grey Granite has consistently distinguished himself from other vocalists by perpetually reinventing his style and jumping on anything that catches his interest. Starting with his legendary Amplifies the Killers project to his recent immaculate album Lust Poisons Pride, Grey has been one of the few artists in the Midwest to successfully go left and follow his sonic dreams. His creativity has recently garnered the support of Kick Kick Snare, Ruby Hornet, Loyal KNG, Noise Porn, Nuvo, and Musical Family Tree and several other media outlets. Now with his partner J. Brookinz, the duo have launched Heavy Gun Recordings and are beginning next portion of their journey.



Mad Decent's resident dapper crooner, Bosco Delrey, is readying to take his electric show on the road this spring with Sleigh Bells in anticipation of his debut album, Everybody Wah, out April 26th! Audiences should expect to see Bosco performing his signature combination of electro-psychedelia and rockabilly styles. His past tours with Major Lazer, Magic Kids, and performances at the Mad Decent Block Party series, have given fans a chance to see the rocker fiercely ripping it on the guitar with vocals that hark back to the days of Sun Studios-era recordings.

After recording in Memphis with Doug Easley, Bosco is ready to bring his fusion of rock and electronic to audiences throughout the south. The self proclaimed record-junkie will be releasing his debut album Everybody Wah (Mad Decent) on April 26. His song "Evil Lives" has received remix love from not one, but two of the legendary Beastie Boys - Ad-Rock and Mike D. Gorilla Vs Bear premiered the track "20 Flight Dub" from the new album, which you can check out below as a teaser for what to expect.








April 21 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit

April 22 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater

April 23 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa

April 24 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live

April 26 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre

April 28 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone

April 29 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre

April 30 - Miami, FL - Grand Central

May 2 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage

May 3 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom

May 4 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

May 6 - Richmond, VA - The National

Soundset 2011 Announces Full Lineup

Including Atmosphere, Big Boi & De La Souls

General On Sale is Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11:00AM local time

Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents bring you the fourth annual Soundset Festival: the official Midwest kick-off of the summer with nine hours of the best independent Hip Hop music in one day. It all goes down at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN (rain or shine).

Confirmed artists for Soundset 2011 include:Atmosphere, Big Boi, De La Soul, Slaughterhouse (Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce da 5'9", Crooked I), Brother Ali, Doomtree (P.O.S, Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, Lazerbeak, Papertiger), Evidence x Rakaa-Iriscience x DJ Babu, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, Zion I & The Grouch, Sab The Artist, DJ Abilities, Face Candy, Edan with special guest Paten Locke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Looptroop Rockers, Rubberoom, Soulcrate Music, 2Mex, Mr. Gene Poole, Qwazaar, Longshot, MaLLy, Desdamona, Duenday, Midwest Konnect, Rocky Diamonds, Stage One, Shortkut, Noam The Drummer, Exile, Maseo, Skeme Richards, Kid Cut Up and Espada. Hosted by Toki Wright, Carnage and Kevin Beacham.

In 2010, Rhymesayers and Rose Presents produced the third year of Soundset to an outdoor festival setting at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN with over 18,000 people in attendance, including: two stages with over 40 artists performing, B-Boy battles, MC battle, live DJs, live artists painting, skateboard demos and a custom car show. Soundset 2011 is expected to be even bigger this year!

"The biggest indie-rap festival of the year..." URB.com

After their sold out To All My Friends and Welcome to Minnesota tours Atmosphere returns this year to the Soundset mainstage in support of their upcoming April 12th album releaseThe Family Sign. On the heels of his highly successful and critically acclaimed release Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi, one half of superstar combo Outkast, brings his legendary live show and catalog to the Twin Cities for one of the best hip hop sets you'll see all year. Slaughterhouse, including the full lineup of Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce da 5'9" & Crooked I perform together in Minnesota for the first time in 2 years! Referred to as "one of independent Rap's strongest voices" by HipHopDX, Brother Ali will once again deliver his raw emotion on the main stage. Fly Society founder and Jet Life CEO Curren$y makes his Soundset debut. Soundset veteran Blueprint takes the stage in support of his upcoming April 5th release Adventures in Counter-Culture! Named one of XXL Magazine's "2011 Freshmen," Mac Miller makes his Minnesota debut performance at Soundset. Doomtree returns with the entire crew for their first mainstage performance. In support of his upcoming Rhymesayers debut release Cat & Dogs, Evidence teams up with Rakaa-Iriscience, hot off his new release Crown of Thorns and DJ Babu to bring you a special combined set showcasing their solo efforts while giving fans some Dilated classics as well. And this year we're proud to announce a first ever De La Soul Soundset performance. Whether young or old this iconic hip hop group's performance will be a favorite of the year!

With options of two stages delivering over 40 artists performing nine hours of diverse music, an expanded B-Boy/B-Girl DJ tent which includes the newly added Red Bull EmSee Battle, live painting exhibit, skate demo area, Soundset custom car show and a special Last of the Record Buyers production showcase, Soundset 2011 is guaranteed to provide fun for the whole family!

Tickets are on sale Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11:00AM local time to the general public through www.ticketweb.com and Fifth Element. General admission tickets are $38 ($3 facility fee and parking are included in ticket price), VIP options are also available!

Visit our websites for the latest Soundset Festival 2011 lineup, music and information!





The sound of italian duo Crimea X has been called Social Kraut Disco. Their first album ‘Prospective’ has been well received by the nu-disco community, played by some of the best DJs on the globe and loved by everyone who saw them live…

‘re:prospective’ is an eclectic remix package of Crimea X tracks by some of our favourite producers out there in the jungle. Crimea X’s second single ‘Varvara’ gets a wicked tropical cosmic funk treat by his majesty Bjorn Torske and it's already a future classic as championed by Sir Andrew Weatherall on his BBC show.

Other remixes on the album come courtesy of Daniele Baldelli, Mushrooms Project, up and coming Italian indietronica duo ‘Tempelhof’ bring , Florian Meindl, The

Timewriter, Alex Smoke & more.
Crimea X’s Re:Prospective combines hints of disco, pop, and space-aged sounds reminiscent of The XX and Animal Collective, forging an unstoppable machine of indie-electronic eardrum manipulation.

From its inception in 2006, Ferrara-based Hell Yeah Recordings is the first and only Italian-based label to move experimental, ear-grabbing electronic to the forefront of its production goals. Headed by renown DJ / producer Marco “PeeDoo Gallerani” of Mantra Breaks fame, Hell Yeah combines the varying strengths of like-minded sound-smiths Florian Meindl, Dyno, Enzo Elia, Martin Patino, Taster Peter, Marco Dassi, E-The-Hot / Pirate Robot Midget, Crimea X, Ajello, and SuperSonic Lovers to create an arsenal of music as diverse as the artists represented. Renowned producers Radio

Slave, Santos, Umek, Oliver Koletzki and Blatta & Inesha have helped establish Hell Yeah’s eclectic identity, based on a philosophy of favoring multi-dimensional audible innovations over predictable techno structures.
In 2011, perhaps its most ambitious year to date, Hell Yeah sees the release of a series of progressive productions that straddle genres, defy conventions and blur barriers between listening and dance music.

"Back and Forth" chronicles the 16 year history of the Foo Fighters: from the band's very first songs created as cassette demos Dave Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana's drummer, through its ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

Produced by Nigel Sinclair ("No Direction Home: Bob Dylan", "Amazing Journey the Story of the Who", "The Last Play at Shea") of Exclusive Media Group's Spitfire Pictures, and produced and directed by Oscar(r) and Emmy(r) winner James Moll, "Back and Forth" culminates with the making of the band's new album Wasting Light: a process in which the band pushed itself forward by going fully back to basics and recording in Grohl's garage completely on analog tape. No computers, no software - just a band recording an album to tape in a garage. The new record also marks the Foos' first full-length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, with whom Grohl worked on Nirvana's classic album Nevermind.

"Back and Forth," will be followed by a live 3D performance from the band, playing their new album Wasting Light front to back. Check out a trailer for "Back and Forth" to get a sneak peak. For ticketing info and release date on the movie, check out the band's official site for the film, www.foofightersfilm.com. Also, fans can follow the original White Limo on Twitter and Tumblr, as it drives across country blasting the new record. Wasting Light hits stores and online April 12th!



WaterTower Music and Teenage Riot Records have unveiled the details of the album Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors. This collection of electronic music inspired by the upcoming Mortal Kombat game, is being executive produced by JFK (of the DJ/ production duo MSTRKRFT and Death From Above 1979) and is set for release April 5th.

JFK has assembled a spectacular group of DJs and producers to continue the tradition of weaving electronic music into the Mortal Kombat aesthetic. He enthusiastically describes the project, saying "It's always exciting to have the opportunity to write music for something outside of the traditional means, especially when it is for a project like Mortal Kombat that has had such pop cultural significance for so long. It's a great step forward for the ways that video games can interact with music across unique genres and mediums."

That same excitement has been echoed by the artists who are contributing to the project. "I've been a Mortal Kombat fan since Mortal Kombat 2 came out on Sega Genesis. This was completely a passion project for me, and I'm so honored to be a part of the Mortal Kombat legacy!" declares glitch-step wunderkind Skrillex, who contributes "Reptile's Theme" to the project.

Celebrated producer Harvard Bass, who recorded "Helado (Sub-Zero's Theme)"for the collection, adds emphatically "When I found out I was going to work on music for Mortal Kombat, I almost lost it. I've been a huge fan of the game and it was a privilege to be a part of video game history." And DJ and producer Congorock says "Mortal Kombat has shocked me since the first time I played it...for the album I went for something more atmospheric and less clubby, but still it feels like a dream coming true."


1. Deathstalker (Scorpion's Theme) JFK of MSTRKRFT
2. Mileena's Theme Tokimonsta
3. Helado (Sub-Zero's Theme) Harvard Bass
4. Liu Kang's Theme Congorock
5. Goro's Theme Bird Peterson
6. Reptile's Theme Skrillex
7. Raiden's Theme 9th Wonder
8. Johnny Cage's Theme LA Riots
9. Baraka's Theme Run DMT
10. Kung Lao's Theme Felix Cartal
11. Kano's Theme Them Jeans
12. Shao Kahn's Theme Sound Of Stereo

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- Tuesday March 22, 2011 -
DanceOn, the first network for dance videos, is thrilled to announce the launch of an innovative original dance video series. The project kicked-off today with an inspiring contemporary dance video choreographed by Marc Kimelman, directed by Dante Russo and featuring the powerful track “Sunrise” from Yeasayer’s 2007 album, All Hour Cymbals.

The video, set on a sunny Manhattan rooftop, traces dancers Ashley Adamek, Sheena DiMatteo, Vashty Mompoint, CJ Tyson and Michael McArthur through a group therapy session where they confront personal issues and psychological pains through dance. Additional credits include Nick Hartanto (Directory of Photography/Gaffer), Marjorie LeWit (Editor), Josh Schulteis (Stylist/Wardrobe) and Matthew Makar (Location/Set).

The NowhereNauts Story answers the question "Who are The NowhereNauts?" by introducing the band, the music and the making of the self-titled debut album The NowhereNauts due out May 2011.

(March 21, 2011 – Toronto, ON) – Britain’s hottest new band, The Vaccines, announce their first North American tour with the Arctic Monkeys this summer. Coming off the heels of a highly successful U.K. release, in which the band charted at # 4, The Vaccines will bring their unabashedly, energetic guitar- rock anthems to fans starting May 17th in Washington D.C. ending a 13 date run at Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium. This handful of tour dates will also include the bands North American release date of their critically acclaimed debut album What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? out May 31st on Columbia Records. The Vaccines will make their American network television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, June 7th.

With a top 5 U.K charted record and a second NME cover on stands now, The Vaccines are poised to be this year’s most watched act. After delivering a record that was given 4 star reviews from Q, MOJO, Uncut, Artrocker, The Sun, Observer and more, the band will return to the U.K. for a headlining tour this March. These dates follow the bands recent spot on the illustrious NME Awards Tour, a privilege awarded only to some of the U.K.’s top acts.

The news of the added tour dates follows The Vaccines smashing debut at this year’s SXSW Music Festival. The Vaccines kicked off a week of performances with an AOL Pop-Up show on Wednesday afternoon. Winning over fans one gig at a time, the band played shows at Spin’s annual Stubb’s day-party, Brooklyn Vegan at Emo’s, Club Deville and a handful of additional notable gigs.

It was during these crucial set of gigs that Greg Knot at the Chicago Tribune commented on the band’s vigorous impact: “The Vaccines, delivered the kind of set that should be required by law at music festivals with 2,000 bands clamouring for attention.” While Entertainment Weekly raved that the band’s set was a “strong and cohesive performance,” the Toronto Star dubbed them “white hot” and called their shows “disciplined, energetic and toweringly melodic,” and the Star Tribune noted that “The Vaccines certainly gave their hype some credibility.”

To see more from The Vaccines, check out the tour dates below:

The Vaccines support Arctic Monkeys
May 17 – Washington DC, 9.30 Club
May 18 – Philly, Electric Factory
May 19 – Boston, House of Blues
May 21 – Toronto, Kool Haus
May 22 – Montreal, Olympia de Montreal
May 24 – New York, Central Park Summer Stage
May 26 – Detroit, Clutch Cargoes
May 27 – Milwuakee, The Rave
May 28 – Minneapolis, First Avenue
May 30 – Denver, The Ogden Theatre
May 31 – Salt Lake City, In The Venue
Jun 2 – Pomona, Fox Theatre
Jun 3 – LA, The Hollywood Palladium

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CFCF - It was Never Meant to be (Games Remix) from Franck Deron on Vimeo.

MTV is kicking open the doors to the MTV Garage – a full day artist showcase complete with a line-up of outstanding performers from some of today’s most-buzzed about and emerging indie acts – in Austin, Texas the day after the “2011 mtvU Woodie Awards” on March 17. Fans will join the party with free entry, free Texas BBQ, food trucks, free booze, giveaways and much more.

For fans unable to make it to Austin this year, MTV Hits and mtvU will be airing coverage and live performances from the MTV Garage through the month of March beginning on Friday, March 18. Additionally, select performances will be made available on MTV.com.

MTV Garage Details:
Red River Garage
505 East 9th Street (Corner of 9th Street and Red River – across from Stubbs)
Thursday, March 17th from 12pm – 6:30pm CT

MTV Garage Main Stage Line-Up:
12:30pm CT: Theophilus London
1:30pm CT: Foster the People
2:30pm CT: Tinie Tempah
3:30pm CT: Friendly Fires
4:30pm CT: Kids of 88
5:30pm CT: Matt & Kim

MTV Garage Hype Stage Line-Up:
1:10pm CT: Hell & Lula
2:10pm CT: Locksley
3:10pm CT: Atlantic Line
4:10pm CT: Atlantic Connection
5:10pm CT: New Cassettes

Midi Mafia will be DJ between sets.

The MTV Garage is sponsored by ck one, DORITOS®, LifeBEAT, NextMovie.com and Sun Drop.

In addition, the Time Warner Cable Music Studio will be on-site to give music fans a complete recording studio experience much like that of their favorite musicians. They will be able to write and record their very own track in a state-of the-art sound-proof recording studio.

Featuring the best in new and emerging independent talent, the Hype Stage celebrates the launch of Hype Production Music. The recently launched partnership between MTV and Extreme Music, the production music arm of Sony/ATV, empowers MTV and Extreme to contract directly with unsigned artists and creatively help them produce new music that will enjoy first look consideration for key placements across MTV Networks’ programming , accessibility to music supervisors throughout the industry and music distribution through MTV through multiple digital music services.

In celebration of the “2011 mtvU Woodie Awards,” airing live for the first time on March 16th from Austin, Texas, MTV is officially proclaiming March as Indie Music Month across its multiple screens and channels. In addition to activities taking place during the South by Southwest Music Festival, the month long celebration will include indie music takeovers across several of MTV’s franchises – including the PUSH (Play Until Someone Hears) program and Unplugged (MTV), Sucker Free (MTV2), Deans List (mtvU), exclusive indie artist performances, video premieres, music video blocks and more.

As announced earlier this week, Donald Glover will host the “2011 mtvU Woodie Awards” – the only night of music where college students honor their favorite emerging artists with a chunk of wood. As the show’s first-ever host, this triple-threat actor, writer and musician will uphold the “Woodies” college-party meets kick-ass concert atmosphere with his comedic edge, pop culture wit, and his love of indie music. The “2011 mtvU Woodie Awards” will air live on Wednesday night, March 16 at 12am (Live ET/ Tape delayed PT) on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU. As previously announced, Foo Fighters, Wiz Khalifa, Sleigh Bells, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) and Two Door Cinema Club will perform LIVE at the Woodies. Matt & Kim, Lupe Fiasco, Dev, Chiddy Bang, Skylar Grey and MTV’s Liz Lee from “My Life as Liz” will present the Awards, handing over chunks of wood to the 2011 winners. Additionally, MNDR will keep the night going as the Woodies’ house DJ.

MTV serves as curator and supports Indie music 365 days a year from indie artist song placements in our shows to drive the narrative; our weekly PUSH program where we feature music videos, performances and interviews with emerging artists; Live in NYC, a digital livestream concert series that has featured a myriad performers including Sleigh Bells and The National; mtvU’s Freshman Five and Best Music on Campus programs; as well the recently launched MTV Music Meter (www.mtvmusicmeter.com) that provides a real-time portrait of up-and-coming talent by ranking the top 100 artists based on their social media buzz, streams on video sites, and more.

Since the dawn of time, and perhaps even before, there was a silent order who were tasked with a mission. They held their secret tightly. On may 3rd the HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE PART TWO will be unleashed on the general public. Hold fast ye heathens.

Come celebrate the physical release of The Pretty Reckless' debut album on April 12th in New York City. The band will be performing and meeting fans at a special in-store at Best Buy Union Square. Fans can purchase a copy of the album at the store to gain access to the performance and a CD signing after the show.
Light Me Up debuted on the UK’s rock chart at #1, spending 6 consecutive weeks at the top of the chart. The single debuted on the main chart at #6. The video for the focus track, “Just Tonight” can be viewed at http://bit.ly/JustTonight. The songs are all written by Momsen, her producer Kato Khandwala (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, All Time Low) and guitarist Ben Phillips.

“Her low-pitched purr, set against the choppy metallic kink of her band, showed off the sort of wrath that made Courtney Love famous. Except that Momsen sounded clearer and finer than Love ever could.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

“The girl can really belt out a tune. She's got a gutsy, appealingly raw and grainy alto that puts her in the same company as Courtney Love and the young Sass Jordan.” – The Toronto Star

“Once Momsen shakes that Gossip Girl perception and more people give her band a shot, The Pretty Reckless might prove to be exactly what the female-fronted rock band niche has been looking for.” - The Dallas Observer

“The Pretty Reckless sounds like a hard-bitten bar band fronted by a woman who has to be old enough to have roomed with Courtney Love in Seattle in the '90s.” - The Houston Press

“Momsen's stage presence is magnetic.” - Phoenix New Times
"Fans expecting a shot of saccharine, bubble gum pop from The Pretty Reckless will be surprised at the rough-hewn sound of the band; Momsen's more Courtney Love than Miranda Cosgrove.” – The Detroit News

Good Charlotte "Last Night" at Double Dare from Good Charlotte

Dominique Young Unique - Glamorous Touch Mixtape by Artjam Records

The Dave Grohl-directed video for "Rope," the first single from Foo Fighters' forthcoming seventh studio album Wasting Light, has been confirmed for an MTV/MTV.com premiere 7:54pm ET/PT on Thursday, March 10.

Wasting Light will be released April 12 on Roswell/RCA, while “Rope” is available now both as a digital single and as an instant grat with iTunes pre-orders of the full record.

Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, Wasting Light's no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From first single “Rope” to the frenetic opener “Bridge Burning” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that’s headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with its finest hour.

Following hot on the heels of Wasting Light's release will be Medium Rare, a vinyl-only compendium of the Foo Fighters' arsenal of classic cover tunes, released to commemorate this year's annual Record Store Day at participating stores only. Medium Rare is a must for every serious Foo Fighters fan who's thrilled to the band's versions of Paul McCartney & Wings' "Band On The Run" recorded at Abbey Road, seen them bust out Pink Floyd's "Have A Cigar," Gary Numan's "Down In The Park" or Mose Allison's (by way of The Who) "Young Man Blues" in live sets over the years, or scoured the digital and physical worlds for their versions of Husker Du's "Never Talking To You Again," The Ramones' "Danny Says" or Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street." Medium Rare marks the first and only time all these and more have been compiled in one place, along with previously unreleased versions of Thin Lizzy's "Bad Reputation" and The Zombies' "This Will Be Our Year."
In other news, the namesake of the “White Limo” video (which has surpassed one million views at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJ2brErERQ) will soon be embarking on a cross-country tour of record stores, radio stations, gas stations and more, playing Wasting Light for those lucky enough to find it. Yes, the same vehicle that co-stars in the smash vital video along with Foo Fighters Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, and the legendary Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, will be traversing the country and spreading the rock. Follow it here http://whitelimotour.tumblr.com/ and here http://twitter.com/WHITELIMOTOUR.

Finally, Wasting Light's release will be preceded by the release of a feature length Foo Fighters documentary directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara), produced by Nigel Sinclair (No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who, The Last Play At Shea) and financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records. Moll’s documentary, from Spitfire Pictures, chronicles the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

Rock-N-Jocks takes the fitted hat game to another level with this just released custom Los Angeles Raiders Mitchell & Ness fitted hat. This hat is back in the day N.W.A. inspired. This fitted is all white with the top of the bill in black and the bottom of the bill in green. The embroidered old school Los Angeles Raiders script logo is in black and outlined in silver. The right side of the hat has the embroidered N.F.L. shield logo in red, white, and blue. The left side of the hat has the Mitchell and Ness logo embroidered in all white which makes the logo blend right into the white of the hat. The back of the hat has the embroidered Raiders shield logo in white, silver, and black. Limited to just 30 total pieces it will sell out extremely fast. Exclusively available at www.rocknjocks.com Also be sure to follow RNJ on twitter for big discount codes at www.twitter.com/rocknjocks.

Listen to the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Remix of Junip's "In Every Direction"
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Detroit indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have released "Morning Thought," the first track off their anticipated full-length debut, It's A Corporate World, now set for a June 7 release through Quite Scientific Records. The band is currently touring with Tapes 'n Tapes down through this year's SXSW, stopping at KCRW along the way for a live performance with Morning Becomes Eclectic on Monday, March 14th (tune in at 11:15am PST). The band will then continue across the country on a headlining tour starting in May.

It's A Corporate World follows the band's breakout Horse Power EP and My Love Is Easy: Remixes Pt. 1, featuring remixes from Deastro, Prussia and more. A double EP on vinyl will be made available for the first time and sold on tour, featuring the Horse Power EP on the front, My Love Is Easy: Remixes Pt. 1 on the back, and comes complete with a pair of Chroma-Depth 3D glasses!

Alternative Press Band To Watch FUNERAL PARTY To Support Deftones And The Dillinger Escape Plan On Spring Tour

Funeral Party To Make National Television Debut On Late Show With Letterman; Coveted Spots On Jimmy Kimmel Live! and South By Southwest

Funeral Party's U.S. Debut The Golden Age Of Knowhere Out March 29, 2011

Los Angeles, CA. (March 9, 2011) - Funeral Party will join legendary alt-metal band Deftones and mathcore mavericks The Dillinger Escape Plan on their North American spring tour, beginning on April 14 in Seattle, WA. The tour begins just weeks after the highly anticipated release of Funeral Party's debut album The Golden Age Of Knowhere on March 29, 2011.

The Golden Age Of Knowhere was produced by Lars Stalfors (Matt & Kim, The Mars Volta) and mixed by Dave Sardy (Band of Horses, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis). The first three songs - "New York City Moves to the Sound of L.A.,""Carwars," and UK hit, "Just Because" -are highlights of the post-punk onslaught that the record instills. BBC Radio's Zane Lowe has included several tracks off the album in his "Hottest Record in the World" playlist, including first U.S.single "Finale." The video for the single recently won MtvU's Freshman and is also a part of this month's Fuse/MySpaceIntroducing series.

Funeral Party will offer fans a prelude to their upcoming tour with showcases at South By Southwest as well as performances on the Late Show with David Letterman on March 31 and Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 6. In addition, fans can experience what the Los Angeles Times calls "a ravenously physical, technically precise and impossibly fun live act" with intimate showcases at New York City's Mercury Lounge on March 30 and at the Los Angeles' Echo on April 8.

Named one of Alternative Press' Bands to Watch in 2011, Funeral Party's DIY mentality and accompanying live energy furthered their rise from a local underground band to a worldwide alt-rock success.

Don't miss Funeral Party this Spring:

Weds. March 16 Austin, TX (SXSW) WFNX Showcase - Club Crucial
Weds. March 16 Austin, TX (SXSW) RootMusic / SkullCandy Showcase - Lipstick
Sat. March 19 Austin, TX (SXSW) Steve Madden Showcase - Cedar St. Courtyard
Weds. March 30 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Thurs. April 7 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Fri. April 8 Los Angeles, CA Echo
Thurs. April 14 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre*
Fri. April 15 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom*
Sat. April 16 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom*
Thurs. April 21 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue*
Fri. April 22 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre *
Sat. April 23 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre*
Tues. April 26 St. Louis, MO The Pageant*
Thurs. April 28 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue*
Fri. April 29 Milwaukee, WI The Rave*
Sat. April 30 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre*
Sun. May 1 Detroit, MI Fillmore Theatre*
Tues. May 3 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy*
Thurs. May 5 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino*
Fri. May 6 Providence, RI Lupo's*
Sat. May 7 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre*
Mon. May 9 Boston, MA House Of Blues*
Tues. May 10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory*
Weds. May 11 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom*
Fri. May 13 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre*
Sat. May 14 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre*

Ponytail || Easy Peasy from Ray Concepcion on Vimeo.



The seven-piece rock outfit AgesandAges, led by Tim Perry, has announced their upcoming dates at SXSW as well as a month worth of touring throughout the US and Canada. The Portland-grown band released their debut album, Alright You Restless, earlier this year on Knitting Factory Records. Purveyors of music characterized by themes of deliberate isolation and the challenges of stepping outside of the societal bubble, AgesandAges are elated to travel the open road and find listeners with similar inclinations. The ladies and gentlemen of A&A all sing, clap, and give each song a full family band feel that ignites the audience to join along in joyous celebration. You can find AgesandAges at SXSW on March 18th and March 19th. Their first North American tour with Lake will start April 14th in San Francisco and end a month later. Full dates below.

To celebrate the upcoming dates, AgesandAges have released their latest single, "So So Freely". Along with the complimentary track, a live video of the song from their record release show at Mississippi Studios can be viewed below.



Set: 12:15 PM

District 301 / Betsy's Bar
Settime: 2:00 pm

Rusty Spur
Set: 8:00 pm

Pedernales Lofts
Set 12:00 pm


04.14.11 Hemlock Tavern San Francisco, CA
04.15.11 The Biko House Isla Vista, CA
04.16.11 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
04.17.11 Trunk Space Phoenix, AZ
04.19.11 Swiss House Dallas, TX
04.20.11 The Mohawk Austin, TX
04.21.11 Allways Lounge New Orleans, LA
04.22.11 Farm 255 Athens, GA
04.23.11 Duke Coffeehouse Durham, NC
04.25.11 Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Charlottesville, VA
04.26.11 Golden West Cafe Baltimore, MD
04.27.11 Red Palace Washington, DC
04.28.11 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
04.29.11 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
04.30.11 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
05.01.11 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
05.02.11 The Monkey House Winooski, VT
05.03.11 Le Divan Orange Montreal, QC
05.04.11 The Shop Toronto, ON
05.05.11 Cedar's Lounge Youngstown, OH
05.06.11 The Bishop Bloomington, IN
05.07.11 Founders Brewing Company Grand Rapids, MI
05.08.11 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
05.09.11 Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI
05.10.11 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
05.13.11 Biltmore Vancouver, BC
05.14.11 Northern Olympia, WA
05.15.11 The Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA

"Raccoon" from There was an old woman records on Vimeo.

Los Angeles, CA - March 8, 2011 - "Raccoon" - the debut music video for The Shoe - actress Jena Malone and musician Lem Jay Ignacio's improvisational music project makes its premiere today, Tuesday, March 8 only at www.NYLONmag.com. The track and video bundle are featured on The Shoe's new digital EP release titled "The Shoe: At Lem Jay's Garage" available now exclusively on iTunes. The duo is also currently offering a free mp3 download of the song at: www.ThereWasAnOldWomanRecords.com

The video created and directed by abstract puppeteer Yelena Zhelezov features a handmade human body that explores the unseen interiors of the heart, throat and lungs, shot completely on a dime size security camera.

"The Shoe: At Lem Jay's Garage" digital EP features five original tracks written and produced by the duo, and includes a cover of Neil Young's "Stupid Girl." The video for "Raccoon" is also included in the exclusive iTunes bundle.

What is The Shoe? First and foremost, The Shoe is the improvisational music project between longtime friends actress Jena Malone (Into the Wild, The Messenger, Sucker Punch) and musician/producer Lem Jay Ignacio. Secondly, The Shoe is actually a traveling musical contraption; a "one woman instrument...built out of an old steamer trunk" designed to house an assortment of musical devices including a drum machine, looper, keyboards and sound effect boxes.

In early 2008, the duo, also known as "The Shoe," recorded a series of songs before embarking on a string of impromptu live shows around Los Angeles. Busking style performances at makeshift, unconventional venues, including underneath a pair of billboards in a park by the L.A. river, at a closed store front on the corner of Lucille and Hoover, Coco's Mini-Mart parking lot in Lincoln Heights, and a building rooftop on Wilshire Blvd. at night fall, among other places. The live "shows," promoted mostly by word of mouth, were sometimes accompanied by an email that included a scanned copy of a hand drawn treasure map, taking eager music goers on a hunt that ultimately led them to Jena, Lem Jay, The Shoe and a generator.

Jena is currently starring in director Zack Snyder's (300, Watchmen) new epic action fantasy Sucker Punch, slated to hit theaters March 25th. She recently starred in several music videos including UK electro-pop act Dirty Vegas' "Electric Love," Toronto rock
trio Danko Jones' "I Think Bad Thoughts" and psychedelic singer/songwriter Harper Simon's "Berkeley Girl." She has previously released two independent albums, "Blood Stains for Sailors" and "Emotional Nutrition," under the moniker "Jena Malone and Her Blood Stains."

Lem Jay Ignacio has performed and recorded with an eclectic group of artists including Zooey Deschanel, Moby, Cypress Hill, Kelly Osbourne, Adam Levine, Camp Freddy, and Seth MacFarlane. Last year he co-produced the song "The Man with the Big Sombrero" for Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film Inglourious Basterds and in 2006 he was the musical director and keyboardist for a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Donovan Leitch and Bijou Phillips.

Lover's Dust
Nymph, Nymph
Shaking Hands
Stupid Girl (Neil Young)
Landslide Freestyle
Bonus video: Raccoon

Think you have what it takes to be a rock star? Natalia Kills is challenging her fans to put their own spin on her single “Mirrors” for the chance to win a one-on-one Skype session and a signed copy of the song’s sheet music.

The expanded, remastered reissue of Queens Of The Stone Age's classic 1998 debut out digitally March 8 and on CD and vinyl April 19 on Rekords Rekords/Domino can now be streamed in its entirety at the band's website and social media channels, as well via the site of the band's own Rekords Rekords imprint and label partner Domino.

Queens Of The Stone Age will be available on CD (REK001CD), double vinyl LP (REK001LP) and via digital download (REK001D). Pre-orders for the vinyl or CD formats will receive an instantly available digital download of the full record.

Queens Of The Stone Age is commemorating the upcoming reissue with a limited series of intimate shows at which the band will play the record in its entirety, plus B-sides and other rarities and hits from the early Queens catalogue up to the present. The tour kicks off March 16 in Austin TX and will now conclude with a just-added second Los Angeles show on April 13, the day after which Queens will appear on CONAN. At press time, the tour was nearly completely sold out, with tickets remaining for only four dates (Omaha, Des Moines, St. Louis and Kansas City).

The genesis of Queens Of The Stone Age-the band and this first album-goes back to the 1995 dissolution of the criminally overlooked Kyuss, specifically founding guitarist Homme's migration from the California Desert to the Pacific Northwest to work on a new project concurrent with spending time on the road as second guitarist in Screaming Trees. Homme discarded the sludgy low-end expanses of his former band for much tighter song structure (for the most part) and honest-to-goodness capital 'H' hooks and what was originally christened Gamma Ray was quickly changed to Queens Of The Stone Age shortly after its 1996 birth.

Homme returned to his old stomping grounds and reunited with latter day Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernandez to record as a fake trio (bass player "Carlo Von Sexron" is a nom-de-boom for Homme) and QOTSA came into full bloom, releasing the original version of this first album in 1998. If this re-issue doesn't document "hour zero," it's only a few minutes past. "Regular John" introduces Homme as a smooth and assured vocalist with great melodic instinct. Tracks like "Avon" and "Walkin On Sidewalks" lock into heavy riffs that are in entrancing in their repetition and subtle shifts. And it's hard to believe that insistently catchy "How To Handle A Rope" didn't make a greater impact on mainstream radio upon its initial release.

The Rekords Rekords/Domino re-issue has been fully remastered from the original tapes and expanded by three tracks: "The Bronze" and "These Aren't the Droids Your Looking For" from the long out of print 1998 QOTSA/Beaver split EP and "Spiders and Vinegaroons" from the posthumous Kyuss/QOTSA split EP. The album will be the first released via a worldwide alliance between Queens' Joshua Homme's own Rekords Rekords and Domino to market, promote and distribute selected titles from their catalogue.

The complete itinerary for the Queens Of The Stone Age commemorative tour is as follows:

03/16/11 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
03/18/11 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
03/19/11 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Soundstage
03/20/11 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
03/21/11 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
03/23/11 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
03/24/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
03/25/11 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
03/26/11 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
03/27/11 - Montreal, Canada - Metropolis
03/29/11 - Toronto, Canada - Sound Academy
03/30/11 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
03/31/11 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
04/01/11 - Chicago, IL - The Riv
04/02/11 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
04/04/11 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
04/05/11 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
04/06/11 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
04/08/11 - Denver, CO - Ogden
04/11/11 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
04/12/11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
04/13/11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

BULLMEISTER EPK 2010 (shortversion) from daniel eisenlohr on Vimeo.

On February 15, 2011, DJ Cassidy and ?uestlove launched Rock/Freak at Good Units in New York City. Over one thousand people packed the Hudson Hotel basement venue to take part in what the deejay duo calls "a renaissance of dance parties." Powered by New York nightlife legend Jonny Lennon, Rock/Freak presents a five-hour journey of music, spanning both genre and time.

Before taking the stage at Radio City Music Hall opening for pop sensation, Robyn, 24-year-old singer/songwriter, Natalia Kills, strutted her stuff and rocked out at Trash and Vaudeville, a fashion institution for rock-n-roll visited by everyone from Slash to Angelina Jolie. After spending months on a tour bus, Kills was excited to do some shopping and give fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her edgy, yet sexy look.

This is like the 20th remix I've heard and still is not getting old..LOL

Rock-N-Jocks just dropped another must have custom Los Angeles Raiders Custom Mitchell & Ness fitted hat. This fitted is all black with the top of the bill in grey and the bottom of the bill in green. The embroidered old school Los Angeles Raiders scipt logo is in silver and outlined in white. The bottom of the bill is green just like the original. The right side of the hat has the embroidered N.F.L. shield logo in red, white, and blue. The left side of the hat has the Mitchell and Ness logo embroidered in all black which makes the logo blend right into the black of the hat. The back of the hat has the embroidered Raiders shield logo in white, silver, and black. You will not find this fitted anywhere in the world but at RNJ. Get in touch with your old schoolness and pick this up and many other new releases exclusively at www.rocknjocks.com Also be sure to follow RNJ on twitter for huge discount codes at www.twitter.com/rocknjocks.

Kimberly Caldwell will release her debut Without Regret on April 19th, and each week explains the meaning behind a different track off the album. This week she explains the backstory behind "Heart Like Mine," an anthem for anyone who has ever been in a not-so-perfect relationship.

For fans who want to know the backstory behind Kimberly herself, check out a new video portrait where the singer shares stories from her childhood, life after American Idol, and her experiences while recording her forthcoming album.

Consequence has partnered up with KarmaloopTV to bring you an EXCLUSIVE NEW Series called “Words To Live By.” The series will showcase Accapella & Spoken Word pieces performed by one of the most lyrically inclined artists in Hip-Hop, Consequence. The 1st piece is entitled “Get Used To Me.”

New York City, NY - Japanese psych-garage rock band Zoobombs are gearing up for an exciting 2011 that includes a slew of March tour dates across North America and an exclusive digital album – a band-picked collection of their favorite fuzzed out psych rock including some previously unreleased versions - entitled La Vie En Jupon. After signing Röyksopp in 2010, MB3 Records has added Zoobombs their growing roster. La Vie En Jupon will be available March 29th. The release will coincide with a tour that begins March 2nd in Chicago and continues through the end of the month with stops at both CMF (Canadian Music Fest) in Toronto, ON and SXSW.

The Zoobombs were formed by DON Matsuo (vocals/guitar), Matta (keyboards), and Moostop (bass) in Tokyo in September 1994 and -- together with various drummers -- have been amazing rock audiences in Japan, North America and Australia ever since. The Zoobombs’ brand of rock and roll is unique: hardcore-punk blues spiked with explorations of funk, rap, prog-rock and even traditional Japanese folk.

"The first time we played together, it was a full moon -- our music style has been crazy from the start," says Matsuo. The Zoobombs incendiary live performances quickly shot them to the top of Japan's indie-rock scene and opening concert performances for The Flaming Lips and Jon Spencer's Blues Explosion.

These Japanese psych rockers have been garnering heaps of praise from major media outlets and industry personalities across the globe for their unique blend of psychedelic funk rock. MTV Iggy posted glowing reviews of Zoobombs live show saying “Essentially, it’s the band The Stones would be if they’d been forged in the post-punk era” and The New York Times featured their Let It Bomb album as a masterpiece OF the “Japanese Next Wave” rock movement.

MB3 Records launched in 2010. MB3 Records is an independent record label with worldwide distribution via EMI Music and is a division of The MuseBox Inc. Other artists on MB3 Records and The MuseBox Distribution include Röyksopp, Head Like A Kite, Chamberlin, White Belt Yellow Tag, Elisapie, Lights On Moscow, Jess Hill, Gavin Friday, Shortwave, Scattered Trees, Kae Sun, Paper Lions, Brute Chorus, Miles Jones, Sounds Under Radio, Living Days, My Other Friend, The Oholics, KrashKarma, and more to be announced.

Zoobombs - La Vie En Jupon Track Listing:
1. Way In / Way Out
2. South Central Rock
3. Builbone Blues
4. We’re Talkin’ ‘Bout America
5. Get It Together
6. Jumbo
7. Dolf
8. Circle X
9. Jeff
10. Mo’ Funky
11. Don’s Dream
12. Highway A Go Go

Tour Dates:
3/2 - Chicago. IL @ Empty Bottle (w. Cheap Time)
3/3 - Athens, OH @ The Union (w. Valley Boys)
3/4 - NYC, NY @ The Cakeshop
3/5 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall's The Studio (w. Deluka)
3/7 - Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
3/8 - Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
3/9 - Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange for Under The Snow Festival

3/11 - Peterborough, ON @ The Spill
3/12 - Toronto, ON @ The Bait Shop (All Ages, CMW/The MuseBox All Ages Matinee)
3/15 - Toronto, ON @ Comfort Zone (1am, CMW)
3/13 - Detroit, MI @ Lager House
3/14 - Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon St. (w. Valley Boys)
3/15 - Memphis, TN @ Murphys (w. River City Tanlines)
3/17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW (Blackout Booking Showcase)
3/18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/20 - El Paso, TX @ The Low Brow
3/21 - Tucson, AZ @ HangArt Gallery