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April 23rd, 2012 - Multi-platinum alternative rock band Deftones have announced a summer tour supporting System Of A Down. The two-week summer jaunt kicks off on August 2nd in Philadelphia, PA and wraps August 15th in Chicago, IL.

From their 1994 debut Adrenaline to their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning breakthrough album White Pony, Deftones have continually crossed-over genres, defied categorization and delivered compelling live performances around the world.  The Sacramento band's 2010 release Diamond Eyes was named iTunes' "Rock Album of the Year," as well as KERRANG!'s 2010 Album of the Year. Diamond Eyes also graced many other critics and readers "Best Of" lists, including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG, and Drowned In Sound.

Deftones are currently in Los Angeles, CA recording their seventh studio full-length with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. The album will be released via Reprise Records later this year.

Deftones upcoming tour dates are as follows:

08/02   Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
 08/04   Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
 08/05   Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
 08/07   Washington, DC - Verizon Center Arena
 08/09   Boston, MA - Comcast Center
 08/11   Montreal, QC - Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
 08/12   Toronto, ON - Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
 08/14   Detroit, MI -  DTE Energy Amphitheater
 08/15   Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena

Last week, the Fader called Le1f's Dark York mixtape "one of the most provocative rap releases so far this year, a major work that constantly and subversively carves a distinct space for itself without stepping outside of the feel of popular hip-hop."  Download/stream links below, courtesy of Greedhead.

01. Rolls Royce 02. Inquiring Minds 03. Sideways 04. Triangles 05. Smallville (feat. Jade Hurtado) 06. Wild Saturday Night 07. Different 08. Love Work 09. Beep Beep 10. Mustangs 11. Saliboats (feat. Bad Rabbits) 12. Gumball Machine

April 17, 2012 - Burbank, CA - Rock innovators MUTEMATH have announced that they will hit the road with Linkin Park and Incubus for this year's annual Honda Civic Tour. The tour kicks off on August 11th in Virginia and will crisscross the U.S. before wrapping up in San Diego on September 10th.

MUTEMATH will also head to Australia for a two-week headlining run this May in support of their current album Odd Soul, which was released on October 4th on Teleprompt/Warner Bros. Records. Since Odd Soul's release the band have rocked venues nationwide on two U.S. headlining tours, appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live! and were selected as a VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist.

Alternative Press has praised Odd Soul as "brimming with raw, bluesy riffs and psychedelic guitar squeals" going on to add that "MUTEMATH explore emotional depths both sonically and lyrically, bringing a new sense of urgency to their music. 4 ½ stars."

The band recently released a new single from Odd Soul, "Allies," as well as an accompanying video, which features footage from their last headlining tour, which wrapped in March. Watch it here.

MUTEMATH'S upcoming tour dates:
4/20 Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt

4/21 Houston, TX @ Woodland Pavilion Buzzfest

5/5   Bendigo, VIC (AUS) @ Groovin the Moo

5/6   Townsville, QLD (AUS) @ Groovin the Moo

5/10 Brisbane (AUS) @ Zoo

5/12 Maitland, NSW (AUS) @ Groovin the Moo

5/13 Canberra, ACT (AUS) @ Groovin the Moo

5/15 Melbourne (AUS) @ Corner Hotel

5/16 Sydney (AUS) @ Hifi

5/17 Melbourne (AUS) @ Corner Hotel

5/19 Bunbury, WA (AUS) @ Groovin the Moo

5/20 Perth (AUS) @ Amplifier

5/26 Little Rock, AR @ Riverfest

6/23 St. Paul, MN @ River's Edge Music Festival

6/24 St. Paul, MN @ River's Edge Music Festival

Honda Civic Tour:

8/11 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live  8/12 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena  8/14 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
 8/17 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
 8/19 Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
 8/21 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
 8/22 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
 8/24 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre  8/25 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
 8/27 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
 8/28 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
 8/30 Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
 9/4 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

9/5 Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
 9/7 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
 9/10 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

METRIC has revealed further details surrounding the release of their fifth, full-length studio album Synthetica.

Synthetica will be self-released globally on the band's own label (MMI), through a collection of joint venture partnerships and enhanced distribution deals with companies including Mom + Pop Music in the USA, ATC Management in the UK, PIAS for continental Europe, Asia and Africa, Universal Music in Canada, Arts & Crafts in Mexico, Lab 344 in South America and Create/Control for Australia & New Zealand.

Titles for the 11 songs that make up the album are available now and noted in sequence below. Lead single "Youth Without Youth" will be released digitally throughout North America on May 1st.


1. Artificial Nocturne

2. Youth Without Youth

3. Speed The Collapse

4. Breathing Underwater

5. Drums So Real

6. Lost Kitten

7. The Void

8. Synthetica

9. Clone

10. The Wanderlust

11. Nothing But Time

Strong beats and futuristic, yet organic sounds propell this new album forward. The first sound you hear on Synthetica's lead track, "Artificial Nocturne" is a pulsating, grimy throb. It returns as the anchor on gut-wrenching meditation "Dreams So Real," as well as hypnotic morality twister and album closer, "Nothing But Time."  According to Shaw, "That sound is the foundation of the album. Oddly enough, it's actually not a synthesizer. It's a '60s organ played through a homemade pedal dreamed up by a local wizard who posted an ad on Craiglist. Together they set the emotional tone for the whole record." In all, fans can expect a powerful, catchy, and lyrically captivating new album from the band.

The gorgeous album art by Toronto-based photographer/designer Justin Broadbent, depicting an inverted window in an upside-down world, is a fitting cover image to capture the complexity of the music within. "We wanted the artwork for Synthetica to be thought provoking and a little disorienting, an optical illusion which asks you to stop for a moment and consider what you are looking at," says lead singer Emily Haines. "We were very influenced by images from the Radical architecture movement of the 1960s, and Justin's representation of the natural world seen through a physically impossible window - or is it a stage? -  struck us immediately as the right cover for this album."


1.  Car Song (Shabazz Palaces Remix)
2.  DTFDADT (Sebastian Remix)
3.  Energy (Jan Driver Remix)
4.  Nasty feat. Big Freedia (Addison Groove Remix)
5.  Nasty feat. Big Freedia (Boys Noize Re-did SCNTST Remix)

Blue Jeans (Blood Orange Remix).mp3

Touch The Sky [Urban Noize Remix].mp3

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