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Ted Leo Releases New Album The Hanged Man + Tour Dates
Posted: Sep 21 2017
Ted Leo released The Hanged Man his first album in seven years on September 8. Pitchfork calls the album “The most expansive, emotionally devastating music of his career” and Under The Radar notes, “This may be the best record Ted Leo has ever made.”

Watch the new video for the single "Can’t Go Back" and order The Hanged Man now via tedleo.com.

Ted Leo will be touring extensively in support of the album this fall. Full list of dates here.
IAN SWEET will be joining the tour as support in October.
Mister Heavenly Announce New Album & Fall Tour
Posted: Aug 15 2017
"Supergroup" is a title that gets thrown around a lot, but in the case of Mister Heavenly, it's well-deserved. The trio consists of Ryan Kattner (aka Honus Honus of Man Man), Nicholas Thorburn (Unicorns, Islands) and Joe Plummer (The Shins, Cold War Kids, Modest Mouse).

Head over to Stereogum to listen to Mister Heavenly's addicting first single "Beat Down" off their brand new full-length, Boxing the Moonlight, out October 6th. You can pre-order your Early Bird LP via Polyvinyl online.

Watch the first new video for "Beat Down" here and make sure catch the band on tour this fall. Full list of dates here, tickets on sale now!
Pinback Announce 10th Anniversary Autumn of the Seraphs tour
Posted: Jul 01 2017
Pinback‘s fourth studio album, Autumn of the Seraphs, turns 10 this September, and in celebration they’ll be touring this fall and playing that album in full. Cities with multiple shows will be able to choose between a “classic” Pinback show and one that includes the entire Autumn of the Seraphs record (and more)! Smart shoppers can buy a two day pass.

Brooklyn Vegan has more info on the album and tour. Full list of Pinback tour dates available here as well, on sale now!
Flowerbooking at SXSW 2017
Posted: Mar 10 2017
It’s that time of the year again… SXSW is here! This year, Flowerbooking is taking over The Sidewinder’s outside stage for our Official SXSW Showcase on Friday, March 17. Doors at 7:30, show is ALL AGES and entry is free with a badge or wristband. Don’t have one of those? You’re in luck! A small number of tickets will also be available at the door night of show, so get there early.

Be sure to RSVP on Facebook and Do512 for updates and more.

Check out the complete listing of all Flowerbooking artists' shows and events happening at SXSW 2017 and get ready by listening to our SXSW Spotify playlist featuring the artists you won't want to miss this week!

Joan Of Arc Documentary & New Album
Posted: Feb 21 2017
Noisey and Vice just released a new documentary, Your War I’m One Of You: 20 Years of Joan Of Arc. “Joan of Arc have long been one of indie rock's most influential, divisive, and enduring bands and in this brand new Noisey doc, they headed to Chicago to spend some time with lead singer Tim Kinsella.” Watch the documentary here.

The band also published a Spotify playlist encompassing a selection of the music used in the documentary.

The doc was released on the heels of the new Joan Of Arc album He’s Got The Whole This Land Is Your Land In His Hands, out now. You can order the record via Joyful Noise. The band is currently on tour supporting the record, full list of dates here.
Diet Cig announce album & tour
Posted: Jan 12 2017
Excited to announce Diet Cig has signed with Frenchkiss Records and will be releasing their DEBUT album Swear I’m Good At This April 7. Listen to the first single “Tummy Ache” and read more about the album and song on Consequence Of Sound. Album pre-orders and bundles available here.

In addition to Noise Pop and SXSW, Diet Cig will also be touring in support of the record this spring. Full list of tour dates below, on sale now. Daddy Issues and Lisa Prank will be support.

Posted: Dec 21 2016
'Tis the season for a look back at the year 2016 in music. With an abundance of artists and albums that made an impact this year, Flowerbooking is thrilled to have some of our hard-working artists recognized for their accomplishments!

Check out just some of the highlights from this year.

Happy Holidays from all of us Flowerbooking!
Islands Announce Return to the Sea 10th Anniversary Reissue
Posted: Nov 10 2016
Islands is celebrating the release of their seminal debut album Return to the Sea, released 10 years ago, with an anniversary reissue due on November 11. In support of the reissue, Islands has announced NYC and LA shows where the album will be played in full, featuring a string section and special guests from the album's heyday. Tickets for the NYC and Los Angeles shows are available now. Return to the Sea, available to pre-order now at Bandcamp, has been given a light but firm remaster on all formats; pressed to 2x180 gram vinyl at 45rpm, it has never sounded better.

Also, after releasing not one but two albums, Taste and Should I Remain Here At Sea?, on the same day earlier this year, Islands are hitting the road for their second major tour of 2016. The tour will be supported by Alex Cameron and Steady Holiday and the full routing can be found here.

Stream: "Swans (Life After Death)" remastered on Soundcloud.
The Album Leaf tour in support of new LP Between Waves
Posted: Aug 26 2016
The Album Leaf’s sixth full length record Between Waves is out today via Relapse Records! You can order at Relapse now or get it digitally from iTunes or Amazon. NPR recently streamed the record in advance of the release; to learn more about the album and the band’s history, check out that feature.

The Album Leaf is doing a full US tour behind the record this fall, you can find a full list of those dates here.
S U R V I V E debut new single & announce US tour
Posted: Aug 24 2016
Austin experimental synth quartet S U R V I V E have announced they are preparing to release their second full-length record, RR7349, this September on Relapse Records. The band had previously shared the record’s lead single “A.H.B.,” listen to it on Pitchfork, and have now debuted another new song from the album called “Wardenclyffe” available on NPR’s Songs We Love. Album pre-orders are available now via Relapse.

S U R V I V E will be hitting the road in support of the album this fall, check out the full list of tour dates here.
New Summer Releases
Posted: Aug 05 2016
What a day for music lovers of all varieties! Flower is excited to wish a Happy Release Day to Creative Adult, Field Mouse, Haley Bonar and Jenn Champion. All of these artists are hitting the road this fall, so be sure to check out their tour dates below and buy tickets now!

Creative Adult sophomore full-length Fear of Life, out via Run For Cover Records, finds the band peeling back some of their chaotic, fuzzed out psychdelia in favor of a newfound sense of melody.
Buy the album here, stream it here, and see tour dates here.

Field Mouse’s new album Episodic, out today on Topshelf Records, features guest turns from Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Allison Crutchfield (Swearin'/Waxahatchee) and Joseph D'Agostino (Cymbals Eat Guitars).
Buy the album here, stream it here, and see tour dates here.

Haley Bonar’s latest album, Impossible Dream, was released today on GNDWIRE/Thirty Tigers. As with all of her prior albums, Bonar wrote and arranged all the songs on Impossible Dream. She also co-produced the record with Minneapolis mainstay Jacob Hanson.
Buy the album here, stream it here, and see tour dates here.

Jenn Champion (fka S) digital-only No One EP, out on Hardly Art Records, is the first release under this new moniker, and heralds an exciting new direction for Champion and crew.
Buy the album here, stream it here, and see tour dates here.

You can also stream Hockey Dad’s upcoming debut LP Boronia, out next week on Kanine Records, right now via NPR First Listen.
Pre-order the album here, stream it here, and see tour dates here.

Fear Of Men US tour in support of new album
Posted: Jul 18 2016
Fear Of Men are about to embark on a full US tour in support of their powerful new album, Fall Forever. Bandcamp recently caught up with Fear of Men and discussed the making of Fall Forever, learn more about it here. You can also order the new record on the band site and stream it online via Spotify and Bandcamp, while you wait.

Fear Of Men's month long tour with Puro Instinct starts this week, check out the band page for the full list of dates and more.
IAN SWEET announce debut LP & stream first single
Posted: Jun 17 2016
Brooklyn, by way of Boston and LA, trio IAN SWEET (fka IAN) have announced their debut album, Shapeshifter, out September 9 on Hardly Art. With the LP announcement comes their first single off the record, "Slime Time Live." To stream the single and learn more about the band, head over to Fader. SPIN has also crowned "Slime Time Live” as one of their Favorite Songs of The Week. Check it out now!

Hardly Art has also reissued the 2014 IAN SWEET EP. Stream “If You’re Cryin” off the EP at Brooklyn Vegan, then visit Hardly Art to purchase it and pre-order the record.

IAN SWEET are currently on tour with Colleen Green and Chastity Belt and will be heading out on a headline run to support the record in the fall. Full list of dates can be found here.
Hockey Dad announce debut LP & US tour
Posted: May 28 2016
Hockey Dad has just announced a full US tour following the release of their debut album, Boronia, out August 12 via Kanine Records. You can pre-order to upcoming record from Kanine now. The band also just released a video for their first single, “So Tired,” on Brooklyn Vegan, watch it here.

Hockey Dad hits the road with Muuy Biien in August, all tour dates here here. Tickets are on sale now!
The Body release new album & announce tour
Posted: May 05 2016
The Body has just announced a full US tour following the release of their newest album, No One Deserves Happiness, and their recent collaboration with Full of Hell. Check out AV Club’s review of that collab titled One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache as well as the Spin review of their full length album.

You can purchase No One Deserves Happiness out on Thrill Jockey now.

The Body has also just released a new video for the single “The Fall and The Guilt” available via Stereogum. Be sure to catch them out on tour starting this May, full list of dates here.
Flowerbooking at SXSW 2016
Posted: Mar 14 2016
It’s that time of the year again… SXSW is here! This year, Flowerbooking has teamed up with Polyvinyl Record Co and Topshelf Records to bring you a can’t miss showcase. Friday, March 18, we’re taking over both stages at the The Sidewinder in Austin to bring you non-stop music all night.

Doors at 7PM. Wristband and badge holders welcome. A small number of tickets will also be available at the door night of show for those without a wristband or badge.

Beach Slang 1:00am
Diet Cig 12:00am
Fear Of Men 11:00pm
Wildhoney 10:00pm
Palm 9:00pm
Slingshot Dakota 8:00pm

Prawn 12:45am
Hockey Dad 11:45pm
White Reaper 10:45pm
Enemies 9:45pm
Pillar Point 8:45pm
Lazyeyes 7:45pm

Be sure to RSVP on Facebook and Do512 for updates and more. And follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all things SXSW.

Check out the complete listing of all Flowerbooking artists' shows and events happening at SXSW 2016.
Third Man Records 'Audio Social Dissent' Tour
Posted: Feb 11 2016
Last year, Jack White's Third Man Records released albums by Wolf Eyes, Timmy's Organism, and Video. This year, those three bands plus Regression 696 (featuring Nate Young of Wolf Eyes) will embark on Third Man's Audio Social Dissent Tour.

Third Man co-founder Ben Swank shared, "Third Man has been itching to put something together like this for years and these bands are the perfect emissaries for the mission of shaking people out of passively viewing bands in fields (hereby known as the 'Festival Gaze') and instead participating and having their heads ripped off when the sound of the streets creeps out of the sewers and into a packed out sweaty and loud venue. See these bands together in this context and it might just change a life." Read more at Pitchfork.

First leg of the tour will include Timmy’s Organism, Video and Regression 696. Wolf Eyes will then join for the second leg. Find out more about the Audio Social Dissent Tour and see the full list of tour dates here
Posted: Dec 22 2015
'Tis the season for a look back at the year 2015 in music. With an abundance of albums, artists, EPs and more that made an impact this year, Flowerbooking is honored and excited to have our hard-working artists recognized for their accomplishments!

Check out some of the highlights.
New Year's Eve 2016
Posted: Dec 21 2015
No plans for New Year's Eve? No need to panic, we've got you covered. Check out Flowerbooking's guide to New Year's Eve below. Get your tickets now so you can rock out and ring in the New Year at one of these shows.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY – Tickets

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Baby's All Right – Brooklyn, NY – Tickets

Local H – Cubby Bear – Chicago, IL – Tickets

Ratatat – The Big One at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA – Tickets

Tamaryn – The Bowery – New York, NY – Tickets

The Promise Ring – Metro – Chicago, IL – Tickets

This Will Destroy You – Club Dada – Dallas, TX – Tickets
Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place
Posted: Dec 01 2015
Pinback’s Rob Crow has gone back and forth on his decision to quit music, and now he’s releasing a new project that draws inspiration from that ambivalence. He’s just announced an album titled You’re Doomed. Be Nice with his new band, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place . The album will be released on March 4 via Temporary Residence. Stream the first single, “Business Interruptus,” on Pitchfork now or download it on iTunes.

Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place will be touring next year in support of the album, click here for the full list of tour dates.

The Twilight Sad touring with The Cure
Posted: Dec 01 2015
The Twilight Sad have announced they will be supporting The Cure on their full North American tour next year. The 25-date tour includes shows at L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl, UIC Pavilion in Chicago, and New York City's Madison Square Garden. Full details will follow in January.

Earlier this year, Robert Smith covered The Twilight Sad’s “There’s A Girl In The Corner,” the B-side to their single "It Was Never The Same." Read more about it and listen to the cover via The Guardian.

Full tour and ticket information for The Twilight Sad with The Cure can be found here. And keep checking back for the full list of announced dates here.

Flowerbooking at CMJ 2015
Posted: Oct 13 2015
CMJ Music Marathon is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. Every fall, CMJ invades New York City with over 1,400 live performances filling more than 80 of the city’s greatest music venues.

Flowerbooking is excited to be hosting a showcase a CMJ again this year. The show will take place at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Saturday, October 17th. Click here to purchase tickets for this event and RSVP on Facebook for updates and more.

Diet Cig 1:00am
Eternal Summers 12:00am
The Album Leaf 11:00pm
Stealing Sheep 10:00pm
S 9:15pm
Lyla Foy 8:30pm
Doors 8:00pm

Follow us on Twitter for individual updates on Flower's artists all things CMJ.
Diet Cig release 7-inch & video for title track Sleep Talk
Posted: Sep 18 2015
Diet Cig's brand new 7-inch Sleep Talk is available today! The band previously released the video for "Dinner Date" on by NPR and today AV Club premiered the exclusive video for the title track. Released by Father/Daughter Records, you can order the 7-inch online now.

Stereogum has also named Diet Cig one of their Favorite New Bands of 2015 so far. Read more about that here and check out Spin's take on their new 7-inch too.

Diet Cig is currently on tour in support of the album and their EP, Over Easy, released earlier this year. Check out the full list of tour dates and be sure to listen to the new tracks now via Spotify or Bandcamp .
Nick Diamonds Touring & Premiering His First Short Film
Posted: Aug 19 2015
Nick Diamonds (aka Nick Thorburn) released his second solo album, City of Quartz, earlier this summer and is now heading out on a full North American tour in support of it. Check out the full list of the dates here, tickets are on sale now.

He will also be premiering his first short film, ‘That Dog,’ at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Written and directed by Thorburn and starring Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, and Natasha Leggero, the fifteen-minute film chronicles three residents of an apartment complex who "raise social awkwardness and crass insensitivity to the level of art form," according to its description. You can watch the trailer for ‘That Dog’ over on Pitchfork.
RATATAT's new album 'Magnifique' streaming now + Tour & More
Posted: Jul 14 2015
RATATAT is releasing their fifth album, Magnifique, July 17 via XL Records, which includes the previously-released single Cream on Chrome.

The album is available to stream via NPR’s First Listen, listen to it in its entirety now.

Magnifique is also available to pre-order online via XL, iTunes, Amazon and more. You can read an early review of the album on Consequence of Sound.

RATATAT also just announced more 2015 tour dates! Full schedule here, including appearances at Capitol Hill Block Party, HARD Summer Fest and more.
Eternal Summers' new album and tour
Posted: May 27 2015
Eternal Summers 4th studio album, Gold and Stone is out next week. This week, it’s streaming over at the New York Times Press Play, “Eternal Summers just sounds better when the sun is out. The hazy, bleached guitar textures and the floating melodies on this trio’s fourth album are readymade for the car trip to the beach this June.”

The band was also just named an “Artist You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone, “Sun-drenched, shimmery crush-pop with hooks to spare. Eternal Summers burrow deeper into feedback-drenched guitars and just-sweet-enough vocals, displaying a newfound urgency.”

Pitchfork reviewed the new album, noting "Gold and Stone [...] is the latest testament to their ever-broadening range." Read the full album review now.

Gold and Stone, out June 2nd on Kanine Records, is available for pre-order now. Eternal Summers is touring in support of this album, shows starting this week. Check out the full list of dates here.
Stream Nick Diamonds' "Witch Window"
Posted: Apr 17 2015
Nick Diamonds (of Islands and Unicorns) is releasing his second solo album City Of Quartz as a follow up to the 2011 Bandcamp release Am An Attic. City Of Quartz is out June 16th via Manque Music and available for on pre-order now.

Nick premiered the second track "Witch Window" off the upcoming album earlier this week. It is currently available to stream on Stereogum.

Check back soon for upcoming tour dates.
Liturgy's The Ark Work & upcoming tour
Posted: Apr 02 2015
Liturgy released their third full album, The Ark Work, last week on Thrill Jockey. It is available to order online now. Be sure to also check out their video for the single " Quetzalcoatl", premiered on Decibel Magazine .

Liturgy's tour starts today. Check out the full list of dates here, including NXNE and Eaux Claires Festival. They will also be touring the West Coast with Lightning Bolt.
New album & video for Ceremony
Posted: Mar 27 2015
Ceremony have announced the release of their fifth studio album, The L-Shaped Man, out May 19th on Matador Records. You can pre-order the album here.

Watch the videos for not one, but two new Ceremony songs, 'The Separation' and 'The Understanding', directed by Ross Thomas, off the upcoming album.

They have also announced a few album release shows, with more dates coming soon. Check those out here.
Flowerbooking @ SXSW 2015
Posted: Mar 16 2015
SXSW 2015 is upon us. Check out the complete listing of all Flowerbooking artists' shows and events happening at SXSW. Get ready by listening to our official Spotify playlist, featuring the artists you won't want to miss this week! Listen below.

And don't forget to follow us on Twitter for more updates on all things SXSW. See you there!

Flowerbooking / AV Club Present: March Into Softness
Posted: Mar 05 2015
We are teaming up with our friends The A.V. Club again this year to throw a fun and totally free SXSW day party. It's on Thursday, March 19, at Cheer Up Charlie's and will feature a ton of a great artists. All you have to do is RSVP NOW to attend!

Flowerbooking Official SXSW Showcase
Posted: Mar 02 2015
Flowerbooking is pleased to announce our official SXSW 2015 Showcase at Red 7 on Friday, March 20. Wristband and badge holders of all ages welcome.


More information on additional Flowerbooking SXSW events to be announced soon. Follow us on Twitter for individual updates on Flower's artists and all things SXSW. See you there!

The Twilight Sad release new track & video
Posted: Feb 12 2015
The Twilight Sad released their fourth studio album, Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave, last year, and they've now released its track "I Could Give You All That You Don't Want" as a single with the new digital AA-side, "The Airport."

You can pick it up on iTunes now or pre-order the limited addition vinyl from FatCat Records. And don't miss the brand new video for "I Could Give You All That You Don't Want" via Stereogum.

The Twilight Sad will be touring in February and March in the US with Port. St Willow, including a stop at SXSW. Check out the full list of tour dates.
2015 album & tour for Swervedriver
Posted: Jan 15 2015
Swervedriver has announced their first album in 16 years, since 1998's 99th Dream. The album, titled I Wasn't Born to Lose You, will be out March 3 via Cobraside. Check out the video for the first single "Setting Sun" now. "Setting Sun" is currently available as a digital and physical single via iTunes and your local record stores. The b-side is the band's cover of Television's "Days".

Swervedriver has also just announced their touring plans for 2015, including a stop at SXSW. Check out the full list of tour dates here.
2014 Year in Review
Posted: Dec 31 2014
'Tis the season for a look back at the year 2014 in music. With an abundance of impressive albums and artists, Flowerbooking is honored and excited to have our artists recognized for their achievements this year. Here are a few highlights.
New Year's Eve
Posted: Dec 27 2014
No plans for New Year's Eve? No worries. Check out our guide to New Year's Eve below. Buy your tickets now to ring in 2015 at one of these shows.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Des Moines Social Club – Des Moines, IA – Tickets

The Dismemberment Plan – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA – Tickets

The Life and Times – Subterranean – Chicago, IL – Tickets

Local H – Cubby Bear – Chicago, IL – Tickets

Moss Icon – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY – Tickets

Mr Twin Sister – Baby's All Right – Brooklyn, NY – Tickets

Obits – The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY – Tickets

This Will Destroy You – Holy Mountain – Austin, TX – Tickets
Dismemberment Plan Reissuing Change
Posted: Oct 30 2014
The Dismemberment Plan is reissuing their 2001 album Change on vinyl. The album will be re-released on November 4th by Partisan Records and include a 12-page booklet containing art, photos, and the album's lyrics—including the lyrics to "Ellen and Ben", which weren't in the liner notes of the album's original CD pressing. Pre-order it now.

Along with the album reissue, the band is revisiting some of the original venues they played when the album was first released. Check out the list of upcoming dates here.
Flowerbooking at CMJ 2014
Posted: Oct 20 2014
CMJ Music Marathon is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. Every fall, CMJ invades New York City with over 1,400 live performances filling more than 80 of the city’s greatest music venues.

Flowerbooking is excited to be hosting a showcase at CMJ again this year. The show will take place at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Saturday, October 25th (lineup detailed below). Click here to purchase tickets for this event.

PAWS 11:00pm
Flashlights 10:00pm
Orenda Fink 9:00pm
Amanda X 8:00pm
Doors 7:00pm

Follow us on Twitter for individual updates on Flower's artists all things CMJ.
Stream We Were Promised Jetpacks' Unravelling
Posted: Oct 07 2014
We Were Promised Jetpacks' is streaming their upcoming album, Unravelling, in its' entirety at Stereogum. Unravelling will be released in the US on October 14 on FatCat Records. You can pre-order the album now.

We Were Promised Jetpacks' tour starts October 17. Check out the entire list of fall dates here.
The Twilight Sad upcoming album
Posted: Sep 16 2014
The Twilight Sad are set to release their fourth studio album Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave on FatCat Records on October 28, their much anticipated follow up to 2012’s No One Can Ever Know. You can pre-order the album here.

The first single from the new album, "There’s A Girl In The Corner," can be streamed now via Soundcloud.

The Twilight Sad will be touring in October and November with We Were Promised Jetpacks. Check out the full list of tour dates here.
Mr Twin Sister self-titled LP
Posted: Sep 16 2014
Mr Twin Sister's self-titled LP is currently available to stream in full now via Pitchfork Advance. Read a review of the LP and catch up with Mr Twin Sister with an exclusive interview.

Pitchfork also named the single, "In The House of Yes," Best New Track earlier this week. For more information on Mr Twin Sister's self-titled LP and to pre-order it now, go to mrtwinsister.com.
Cymbals Eat Guitars' Lose available now
Posted: Aug 28 2014
Cymbals Eat Guitars highly anticipated album Lose was released Tuesday on Barsuk Records. You can order it online or find it at your local record store.

Cymbals Eat Guitars will be touring in support of Lose starting in September. For the full list of tour dates, click here.
Terry Malts new track & upcoming EP
Posted: Jul 31 2014
Terry Malts is back with upcoming EP, Insides, out August 26. Noisey premiered "Let You In" today, one of the tracks from the new EP. Insides is also available for pre-order at Slumberland Records now.

Check out all upcoming tour dates for Terry Malts here.
Joanna Gruesome "Jerome (Liar)"
Posted: Jul 24 2014
Joanna Gruesome has premiered their first single of the year, "Jerome (Liar)" on Stereogum, listen to it here . "Jerome (Liar)" will be one of the songs featured on their upcoming split 12-inch with UK band Trust Fund. The Joanna Gruesome/Trust Fund split will feature three songs from each band and will be available in the United States on September 22.

Also, be sure to check out a complete list of Joanna Gruesome tour dates, including FYF Fest, Popscene, Seaport Music Festival and multiple dates with Perfect Pussy.
Honeyblood's Self-Titled Album streaming now
Posted: Jul 08 2014
Honeyblood's upcoming self-titled album is streaming now at Pitchfork Advance. Head over to Pitchfork now to check it out. You can also pre-order Honeyblood's debut album now, out July 14 on FatCat Records.

Check out their upcoming tour dates here.
Slow Club NPR First Listen
Posted: Jul 08 2014
Slow Club is streaming their upcoming album Complete Surrender at NPR's First Listen. Head over to NPR now to listen. You can also pre-order Complete Surrender, out July 15, on iTunes and receive an instant track.

Slow Club will be touring in the fall in support of the album. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Cymbals Eat Guitars Lose
Posted: Jun 26 2014
Cymbals Eat Guitars have premiered two new tracks. You can listen to the the single "Chambers" at Steregum and read their Q&A with the band. You can also stream "Chambers" on the band's Soundcloud. And, if you pre-order their upcoming album Lose on iTunes now, you get an instant download of the single "Jackson."

In case you missed it, here is a teaser trailer for the new album Lose, out in August.

Cymbals Eat Guitars will be on tour in support of the new album this coming August through October, check out the dates here.
Boris album & video available now
Posted: Jun 19 2014
Boris just released their latest album Noise available now at Sargent House.

Boris sums up its sonic spectrum with Noise, “I think our music is built on top of an American rock legacy, but our experience within Japanese culture has sort of seeped through the cracks. Only people who have been to Japan — and have spent time outside it — can really grasp the true nature of this country. Things are really twisted here, right? It’s hard to explain. Even we don’t know where to start sometimes." Read their full interview online at The Japan Times.

The band will be on tour this summer in support of the album, click here for the full list of dates. And be sure to also check out the official video for the single "Vanilla."
Honeyblood "Super Rat"
Posted: Jun 19 2014
Honeyblood is streaming their upcoming single "Super Rat" at Stereogum now. Head over to their site to listen. You can also pre-order Honeyblood's debut album now, out July 14 on FatCat Records.

Check out their upcoming tour dates here.
10th Anniversary of Pinback's Summer in Abandon
Posted: Jun 19 2014
Pinback, Flowerbooking and Touch And Go Records team up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Summer in Abandon with a North American tour and album reissue. Hailed by critics worldwide and treasured by fans, Summer in Abandon (called “surprising and mesmerizing” by Spin) was Pinback's third album and its first release with Chicago-based Touch and Go Records.

The duo—which more recently released the hit Information Retrieved and made its network TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last spring—will gear up to perform Summer in Abandon in its entirety when they tour across North America in September with Tera Melos supporting.

Check out the full listing of tour dates here.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Only Run
Posted: Jun 10 2014
Clap Your Hand Say Yeah's new album Only Run was released last week and is now available on their website. The band is currently on the road in support of the album, click here for the full list of dates.

Be sure to also check out the official video for the single "As Always" here.
The Tonight Show with The Both
Posted: May 07 2014
The Both recently stopped by The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and played the single "Milwaukee" off their self-titled album. Click here to watch their performance. Also, check out the amusing Daniel Ralston directed video for "Milwaukee," featuring Uncle Ed Leo here and order the album here.

The Both are continuing to tour in support of their new album, including appearances and Maha Festival and Winnipeg Folk Festival this summer. Check out their tour dates here.
Young Culture Forever
Posted: May 07 2014
PAWS just released their second album Youth Culture Forever on FatCat Records. Order it here. PAWS is continuing to tour in support of the new album, all upcoming tour dates can be found here.
Young Widows Album Streaming
Posted: May 06 2014
Young Widows are streaming their upcoming album Easy Pain at Pitchfork now. Head on over here to listen and click here to pre-order the album, out May 13. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Boris / Noise
Posted: Apr 08 2014
Boris will release their new album ‘Noise’ on June 17. The prolific band says “If we had to suggest just one album for those unfamiliar with BORIS’ music, we will pick this for sure.” Pitchfork premiered the first single from the album “Quicksilver”, listen to it here. The band has announced a run of dates in support of ‘Noise’.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Posted: Apr 01 2014
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will release their new album ‘Only Run’ this spring. Check out the first single “Coming Down”, which features Matt Berninger of The National, at Pitchfork. CYHSY tour in support of the album starting June 2. Check out the dates here.
Flowerbooking @ SXSW 2014
Posted: Mar 11 2014
Please join Flowerbooking for these events at SXSW:

For a complete list of Flowerbooking artists' SXSW shows please click here.

Image used by permission of Nigel Evan Dennis of A Lull
Honeyblood - "Choker"
Posted: Feb 26 2014
Glaswegian duo Honeyblood will release their self-titled debut this spring, and the brash lead-off track is called “Choker.” Head on over to The Fader to hear it now. Honeyblood are currently on tour in North America supporting We Were Promised Jetpacks. Click herefor a complete listing of tour dates.
The Both
Posted: Jan 24 2014
Ted Leo and Aimee Mann's The Both will release it's self titled debut album on April 15. Rolling Stone has premiered the first single from the album, "Milwaukee". Check it out here. The Both will tour following the album release, check out the first round of dates here.
We Were Promised A Live Album
Posted: Jan 17 2014
We Were Promised Jetpacks are set to release a live LP next month, E Rey - Live in Philadelphia, that was recorded in Philly's Union Transfer venue. Due February 25 via FatCat, the upcoming LP follows WWPJ's second studio album, 2011's In the Pit of the Stomach. More info is up on Spin. We Were Promised Jetpacks will be touring the U.S. leading up to SXSW. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Local H NYE
Posted: Dec 10 2013
Buy your Local H tickets to NYE while you still can. It's going to be super.

Flashlights' New Video
Posted: Oct 15 2013
Flashlights won mtvU's "This Week’s Freshmen" for their video for “Don’t Take Me Seriously”. Head on over to mtvU to check it out.
Posted: Oct 08 2013
Honeyblood has released a new video for their single "Bud". Check it out over on YouTube. Keep an eye out for them touring in the US Spring of 2014!
Uncanney Valley
Posted: Oct 07 2013
The Dismemberment Plan will release 'Uncanney Valley', their first album in 12 years, this fall. Stream the album on NPR First Listen. Travis Morrison recently spoke with Billboard about the album. The Dismemberment Plan head out on tour starting October 18, check out the dates here. Also check out The Dismemberment Plan 'Van Classics' playlist they put together for Gothamist.
Posted: Sep 04 2013
Head on over to Pitchfork Advance to stream Mum's new album.
Beyond Was All Around Me
Posted: Apr 03 2013
Head on over to Rollingstone.com to listen to the premier of Young Man's new record, Beyond Was All Around Me. Young Man hit the road starting April 8 at Schubas in Chicago. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Flowerbooking, Inc at SXSW
Posted: Mar 12 2013
Please join Flowerbooking for these events at SXSW:

Thursday, March 14th at Holy Mountain – 617 East 7th St.
Flowerbooking/Ghostly International SXSW Showcase
Doors at 7PM. Entry with badge or wristband. 21+

We'll also be hosting a day party with The A.V. Club on Saturday, March 16th. Details can be found here.

For a complete list of Flowerbooking artists' SXSW shows please click here.
#BOTH (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo)
Posted: Feb 22 2013
#BOTH is the new collaboration of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. They will play their first shows this March in Los Angeles and San Francisco, showcasing songs they have written together as well performing some of their own original material. More info on the shows and other upcoming Ted Leo shows #HERE.
Boris: Past, Present, Future
Posted: Jan 31 2013
Legendary Japanese trio Boris announce a series of US headlining residency shows in several major markets following their performance at Austin Psych Fest in late April. The residency tour, billed as "From the Past, the Present and Through to the Future" features Boris playing 2 consecutive nights in each city. For the first night, the band will perform its all-time classics along with many new songs never before played in the US. The second night's set features most of Boris' cult classic album Flood along with a noise/drone/experimental set. Check out the dates here.
Pedestrian Verse
Posted: Jan 29 2013
Frightened Rabbit's new record is now available for pre-order on FrightenedRabbit.com. The band embarks on their North American tour starting March 8 at Showbox at the Market in Seattle, WA. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Posted: Jan 24 2013
Head on over to Pop Matters to stream Radar Brothers' new album Eight in its entirety. The record's out January 29 via Merge.
Posted: Jan 18 2013
EmptyMansions', the new project from Sam Fogarino of Interpol, debut snakes/vultures/sulfate, is due in April via Riot House Records and includes a cover of Neil Young's "Down By the River." You can hear the first single, "Lyra" over on Spin.
Proceed to Memory
Posted: Jan 14 2013
Head on over to Pitchfork to check out Pinback's time-lapse video documenting the creation of an Information Retrieved mural on the side of a building on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. Pinback kicks off their winter tour on Wednesday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Transmission from Deathfix
Posted: Jan 09 2013
Spin has debuted "Transmission" from Deathfix's forthcoming self titled LP (due out on Dischord Records in February). Check it out here. Deathfix will tour the eastern US and Canada in March with more dates to be announced soon. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
When Rock 'N' Roll Was Just a Baby
Posted: Dec 05 2012
Rolling Stone just premiered Texas is the Reason's song "When Rock 'N' Roll Was Just a Baby"; the last track they wrote as a band. Head on over here to listen and read more about it.
Black Pleasure
Posted: Nov 15 2012
Cities Aviv's latest mixtape Black Pleasure is available now via Mishka. Head to Pitchfork for more details or download it right here. While you are waiting for that to download, check out another new track, "GALLERY GURLZ" produced by Star Slinger. Cities Aviv hit the road later this month supporting Death Grips. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Scott Lucas & The Married Men to play Soldier Field tomorrow!
Posted: Nov 09 2012
Scott Lucas & The Married Men will be playing at Soldier Field tomorrow as part of a live taping of SB Nation Studios series about NFL markets highlighting the best football spots in and around the country. More info can be found here.
Joan of Arc - Living Room Tour - Tickets
Posted: Sep 25 2012
Joan of Arc (solo) Living Room tour is now on-sale. You can buy tickets here.
Cold Manor
Posted: Sep 20 2012
Local H just put out a video for "Cold Manor", the single from their 7th studio album, Hallelujah! I'm a Bum, that was just released. Head on over here to check it out.

Local H are currently touring the U.S. in support of the record. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Yellow Bridges
Posted: Sep 12 2012
El Ten Eleven's new single "Yellow Bridges" - off of their forthcoming TRANSITIONS album - was released yesterday. They worked with the British visual artist Cyriak on the music video, which premiered on Vice's music channel, Noisey. You can check out the video here.

And, you can stream/purchase the full single release (which includes the exclusive "3k" b-side and the full version of "Yellow Bridges" from the Fake Record Label webstore here.
State Hospital
Posted: Aug 20 2012
Frightened Rabbit's State Hospital EP is out September 25 via Canvasback/Atlantic. Head on over to Pitchfork to check out the video for the title track.

Frightened Rabbit will be touring North America in support of the new EP starting October 5 at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia. A complete listing of tour date can be found here.
Joan of Arc Living Room Tour
Posted: Jul 20 2012
While some try to get Tim Kinsella to leave their living room, others now have the opportunity to have Tim Kinsella play their living room. Tim will be touring as Joan of Arc (Solo) throughout the Midwest and Northeast in November. Head on over to Undertow Music for much more info.
Posted: Jul 11 2012
Local H are gearing up for the release of a double album, titled Hallelujah! I'm A Bum, due out on September 18 via Slimstyle Records. You can stream one of the new tracks from the record, "Night Flight to Paris", over at Brooklyn Vegan.

Local H will be touring in support of the LP this fall, which kicks off with a record release show on September 18 at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Frightened Rabbit - New EP + Tour
Posted: Jul 09 2012
Frightened Rabbit have announced their first release since 2010's The Winter of Mixed Drinks. The EP is due September 25 via Canvasback/Atlantic. The band will be touring North America in support of the record this fall starting October 5 at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
On Tour with Beat Connection
Posted: Jun 29 2012
Beat Connection's currently out on their first North American headline tour. Head on over to Noisey to check out a short tour documentary. All upcoming Beat Connection tour dates can be found here.
The Palace Garden now LIVE on Spotify
Posted: Jun 15 2012
Beat Connection's debut LP, The Palace Garden, is currently available exclusively on Spotify. The band just embarked on their first North American headline tour. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
No One Loves You
Posted: Jun 05 2012
The Life and Times will embark on a 2 week tour with Ume starting June 8th at Red 7 in Austin, TX. Click here to check out a video trailer for the tour. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Zoo TV
Posted: May 10 2012
SPIN magazine tagged along with Ceremony on their April tour, here's a behind the scenes look at life on the road with the band. Ceremony's tour in support of 'Zoo' continues this month including stops at The Go! Go!, Chaos in Tejas, Northside Festival and NXNE with tourmates Royal Headache, Screaming Females and White Lung. Check out the dates here.
Horse Race
Posted: May 09 2012
Head on over to Pitchfork to check out a new demo from Air Waves, "Horse Race", from their forthcoming LP due out later in the year.
Blood Half Moons
Posted: Apr 12 2012
Head on over to Spinner.com to check out the premier of Scott Lucas & The Married Men's new song, "Blood Half Moons". The band's hitting the road for some dates with Deer Tick and Turbo Fruits this summer starting June 6 at The Aquarium in Fargo, ND. Click here for all upcoming tour dates.
Attention all fans of Swervedriver:
Posted: Mar 23 2012
On Monday, March 26th, 2012 Swervedriver will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here is where you come in...

How would you like a chance to be close to Swervedriver’s performance on the show? Click right here and you will be directed to our “Band Bench” Sweepstakes entry form. Enter for a chance to win seats on our band benches and an opportunity to surround the stage during Swervedriver’s performance.

Please make sure you include the following band code: SWE, in your entry form.
Flowerbooking, Inc at SXSW
Posted: Mar 13 2012
We are pleased to present these artists at SXSW 2012:

Beat Connection, Breton, Ceremony, CHLLNGR, El Ten Eleven, Houses, The Jealous Sound, The Life and Times, Narrows, The Ropes, Signal Path, Slow Club, Star Slinger, Tristen, The Twilight Sad, U.S. Royalty, The Velvet Teen, We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Young, Young Prisms

We join forces with our friends at FatCat Records to present an official showcase Saturday March 17 at Red 7.

Flowerbooking SXSW

We'll also be hosting a day party with The A.V. Club on Saturday March 17 at Club Deville. Details can be found here.

For a complete list of Flowerbooking artists' SXSW shows please click here.
Posted: Mar 01 2012
Head on over to The Fader to stream Beat Connection's brand new single, "Think/Feel", from their forthcoming debut LP.

Beat Connection will be heading down to Austin for SXSW and will also be performing at Sasquatch. For a listing of all upcoming shows click here.
Running With Insanity
Posted: Feb 21 2012
Head on over to Interview Magazine to check out the exclusive video premier of Alcoholic Faith Mission's new track, "Running With Insanity" from their forthcoming record, Ask Me This out in April via Old Flame Records.

Alcoholic Faith Mission will be touring North America this spring starting April 25 at DC9 in Washington, DC. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
World Blue
Posted: Feb 16 2012
Check out Ceremony's video for "World Blue":

Ceremony's new record, Zoo, is out March 6 via Matador Records.

For a complete listing of tour dates click here.
A Gentle Reminder
Posted: Feb 07 2012
The Jealous Sound kicked off their first headline tour in over six years this weekend in support of their new record, "A Gentle Reminder". Check out the Alt Press review and stream a song on SoundCloud. A complete listing of upcoming tour dates can be found here.
In Between
Posted: Jan 24 2012
Young Prisms are getting ready for the release of their sophomore record, In Between, out March 27 via Kanine Records. Head on over to Noisey for the exclusive free stream of the single, "Floating In Blue".

Young Prisms hit the road starting February 22 at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, CA. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
One Day
Posted: Jan 04 2012
Head on over to Alt Press to check out the video premier of "Day One", the single from The Life and Times' forthcoming new record No One Loves You Like I Do out January 17 via Slimstyle Records.

The Life and Times hit the road in support of the record starting January 18 at The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Posted: Dec 20 2011
Liturgy's Aesthethica has been finding its way onto many 2011 year end lists. Spin ranked it as the #1 metal record and #26 overall.

Other notable publications singing Aesthethica's praise include, The New York Times, Pitchfork, The Quietus, MSN, Impose Magazine, Exclaim, Treble Zine, Invisible Oranges, NBC New York and Metal Injection.

Liturgy hits the road in February with Diplo and Sleigh Bells. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Kill It In The Morning
Posted: Dec 14 2011
The Twilight Sad are getting ready for the release of their third record, "No One Can Ever Know", via FatCat in February, but you can check out the single, Kill It In The Morning, for free right now on the band's website.

The Twilight Sad hit the road starting February 23 at Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, DC. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Day Trotting
Posted: Nov 29 2011
U.S. Royalty recently stepped into the Daytrotter studio to record a session. Head on over here to listen for free. U.S. Royalty have a handful of shows coming up including one on December 8 at Mercury Lounge in NYC. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
We Were Promised Carson Daly
Posted: Nov 21 2011
We Were Promised Jetpacks recently performed on Last Call with Carson Daly. Head on over here to watch their performance.
Rope It In
Posted: Nov 09 2011
The Ropes' new single "Lack Of Technology Made Me A Killer" is being featured as KEXP's Song of the Day.

The band will be performing Thursday night in Brooklyn at Glasslands Gallery.
Human Error
Posted: Oct 26 2011
Check out We Were Promised Jetpacks' video for "Human Error" via Stereogum.

WWPJ are presently touring the US of A in support of their new album, In The Pit Of The Stomach. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.

TV Casualty
Posted: Oct 24 2011

On October 31st, Matador Records will release a charity 7" from Philadelphia’s TV Casualty.

This is the first recorded document to be released by a collective made up of Brian Sokel (Franklin, AM/FM), Andy Nelson (Ceremony, Paint It Black), Atom Goren (Atom and His Package) & Chris Wilson (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists). Over the past few years the group has played out in and around Philly for different charitable events, assembling as The Ramones (with Rodney Anonymous), Black Flag (with Dan Yemin) and Minor Threat (with Mike McKee). Here, Ted Leo joins the band as Glen Danzig, in what else but their take on The Misfits (watch some past performances here)!

As part of Matador’s famed ELO- catalogue series (confused? consult the discography), this blood-red 7" features covers of "Children In Heat", "Angelfuck", "Teenagers From Mars", "We Bite", "Who Killed Marilyn", "Some Kinda Hate". All proceeds collected on sales of this release will be donated on behalf of TV Casualty & Matador to The Attic Youth Center, Philadelphia’s only LGBTQ Youth Center.

TV Casualty’s next live date is on October 28 at The Florida Theater as part of The Fest in Gainsevile, Florida. Money collected at this show will go to Occupy Philadelphia.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will also perform at The Fest on October 29. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.

Flowerbooking at CMJ 2011
Posted: Oct 19 2011

Please join Flowerbooking for our Official CMJ Showcase

Flowerbooking CMJ 2011

Friday, October 21 at Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
Official Flowerbooking CMJ Showcase featuring:
Beat Connection, ZAZA, U.S. Royalty, Tristen, Air Waves and A Lull
Doors at 7pm. Entry with badge or $12 at the door. 16+
For more info please visit: Knitting Factory
And for those of you that can't make it out to CMJ, you can watch it live via Live Stream.

To view the complete schedules of Flower bands playing during CMJ follow the links below:

A Lull
Air Waves
Beat Connection
Ted Leo
True Womanhood
U.S. Royalty
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Young Prisms
Posted: Oct 19 2011
Today Pitchfork premiered Sick, the second single from The Twilight Sad's upcoming record, "No One Can Ever Know", out in February 2012 via FatCat. Stay tuned for forthcoming North American tour dates.
Posted: Oct 06 2011
Listen to The Album Leaf's set at All Tomorrows Parties' I'll Be Your Mirror festival via NPR Music.

Also head over to TAL's site to download their latest single "Rising Sun". All proceeds benefit Peace Winds Japan's on going disaster relief efforts.
Posted: Oct 04 2011
Head on over to Pitchfork to check out the premier of Boris' track "Spoon" from their 15th record, New Album.

Boris hit the road on a full North American tour starting Friday at SLO Brew in San Luis Obispo, CA. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
In The Pit Of The Stomach
Posted: Sep 27 2011
Head on over to the A.V. Club to stream We Were Promised Jetpacks' new album, In The Pit Of The Stomach, before it comes out on October 4 via Fat Cat.

We Were Promised Jetpacks cross the pond for a full North American tour starting October 26 at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Posted: Sep 21 2011
Slow Club's sophomore record, Paradise, was released last week via Moshi Moshi and is already starting to garner great press. Check out Rolling Stone's "Band To Watch" review here and the music video for "Where I'm Walking" on YouTube.

Slow Club will be coming over to the States starting November 3 in New York at the Mercury Lounge. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Tidal Rave
Posted: Sep 20 2011
Unicorn Kid is getting set for the release of his Tidal Rave EP via Ultra Records later this month. Today RCRDLBL premiered one of the tracks, "Boys of Paradise". They'll be giving away the remainder of the EP in the coming weeks so stay tuned. Unicorn Kid's debut full length drops in early 2012.
Best New "Bands" of 2011
Posted: Sep 14 2011
Stereogum posted their Best New Bands of 2011 list today which included two Flowerbooking artists, Cult of Youth and Star Slinger.

Star Slinger hits the road for his debut North American tour starting September 29 at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver, BC. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Systems Officer
Posted: Aug 31 2011
Systems Officer, the solo project of Zach Smith of Pinback will be embarking on their first tour ever this fall starting September 21 at Casbah in San Diego. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Best New Connection
Posted: Aug 12 2011
The Seattle Weekly ranked Beat Connection as the Best New Band in Seattle for 2011. Beat Connection has two Seattle shows coming up at Bumbershoot followed by Decibel Music Festival. The band hits the road this Fall with Starfucker starting September 2 at Electric Owl in Vancouver, BC. All tour dates can be found here.
Death Cab for Frightened Rabbit
Posted: Aug 12 2011
Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit recently recorded a solo acoustic version of "Different Names for the Same Thing," off Plans, the 2005 album by his current tourmates, Death Cab for Cutie. Head on over to Spin to watch it. For a complete listing of Frightened Rabbit tour dates head on over here.
The Album Leaf wants you!
Posted: Aug 11 2011
The Album Leaf are looking for fans to contribute art for their fall tour. Jimmy LaValle writes, "I thought it would be a cool idea to have you design our tour poster/T-Shirt artwork and new visuals. I really like the idea of bringing "fans" and "band" together. This was the idea behind asking local string quartets to perform with us." Visit TAL on Facebook to learn more.
Mile Marker + Falling
Posted: Jul 20 2011
El Ten Eleven stepped into the Uneven Studio to record a preview for their upcoming performance at the Underground Music Showcase in Denver on July 21. You can check it out over at Hey Reverb. They also just released the music video for the single "Falling" from their new record, It's Still Like A Secret. Check it out here.

El Ten Eleven kicks off their summer tour tonight at Santa Fe Sol Live in Santa Fe, NM. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
See Ya In The Pit
Posted: Jul 15 2011
We Were Promised Jetpacks are getting ready for the release of their sophomore record, In The Pit Of The Stomach, out October 4 via Fat Cat. You can head over to their site to stream the single, "Act On Impulse", for free.

We Were Promised Jetpacks embark on a full U.S. tour starting October 26 in Harrisburg, PA at The Abbey Bar. For a complete listing of tour dates click here.
Attention, Heavy Rocks, Please.
Posted: Jul 11 2011
Boris return to North America this fall! The genre transcending trio will tour in support of their two new albums Attention Please and Heavy Rocks.

Attention Please sees Boris covering some new ground. Spin referred to it as "the least metal thing the band have released to date, which focuses on icy rhythms and smoky moods, as if they're slinking up alongside the xx. " The all new Heavy Rocks (not to be mistaken for their earlier 2002 release, Heavy Rocks) shows a more familiar side of Boris. Alarm says it "highlights Boris’ recent strength: mixing sludgy, down-tuned riffage with psych effects, punk beats, and soft vocal harmonies. But it also combines plenty of the other elements that Boris has incorporated over the years."

We couldn't agree more. Boris have assembled quite an eclectic mix of support acts for this tour: Tera Melos, Asobi Seksu, Joe Lally, Master Musicians of Bukkake, Coliseum, Liturgy and True Widow join the along the way. Click here for a complete list of shows.
Posted: Jul 08 2011
June 19, 2011 marked 10 years since the release of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists’ debut album Tyranny of Distance. To celebrate this aluminum (or tin if you are reading from the U.K.) anniversary, the band will play the album in it’s entirety at New York’s South Street Seaport on Saturday July 9th.

As Ted Leo recently blogged, they’re “not doing it to place this in some sort of “classic albums” necropolis! We’ve been mostly on tour for the entire ten years since this album came out, and rarely has a night gone by that we haven’t played at least a few songs from it – it’s as alive to us now as it was when it was first released!” Read more about the last decade of Pharmacists history over at TedLeo.com and celebrate with the band as they hit the road this summer and fall.
Hear ye, hear ye
Posted: Jul 07 2011
Will Wiesenfeld, aka Baths, is wrapping up a year of touring behind his breakthrough record, Cerulean with several festival appearances in addition to a full North American tour playing under his other moniker Geotic.

Spin named Baths one of the top 10 must-hear artists at the Pitchfork Music Festival (July 17). He'll also be performing at Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle on July 23 and Osheaga in Montreal on July 31.

Geotic hits the road with Dntel and The One AM Radio starting August 2 at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, CA. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Posted: Jul 06 2011
This week Liturgy embark upon their first American tour in support of Aesthethica. The album has been met with praise from the press and controversy within the metal world. Hunter Hunt-Hendrix recently chatted with The Quietus. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Additional Matchsticks
Posted: Jul 06 2011
The Wooden Birds latest record, Two Matchsticks, released in June on Barsuk recently received a nice review on Pitchfork. The band heads out on a Midwest/East Coast tour in support of the record starting July 8 at the Hideout in Chicago. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Hope/Riot Sugar
Posted: Jun 27 2011
Iconoclast Japanese trio Boris premiere a new video today via Pitchfork. The clip combines two songs -- "Hope" (from Attention Please) and "Riot Sugar" (from Heavy Rocks) -- taken from each of their recently released albums cleverly mashed up into one video. Watch it HERE.

Boris' vastly different albums, Attention Please and all-new Heavy Rocks have already received a wealth of critical praise and fan anticipation. NPR Music's First Listen has posted exclusive full album streams -- follow the links to check out Attention Please and Heavy Rocks.
Two Matchsticks and a Maneater
Posted: May 26 2011
Head on over to Hype Machine to stream for free The Wooden Birds' new record Two Matchsticks out June 7 via Barsuk. Additionally, Consequence of Sound recently premiered The Wooden Birds' take on Hall & Oates' "Maneater" today. The band hits the road starting June 16 at Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Posted: May 26 2011
Tristen was recently voted onto Spin's 25 Must-Hear Artists at Bonnaroo this year. She will be also be performing at the Ottawa Blues Fest, Do Division Festival, and has some additional headline shows in July. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Ted Leo - Live and (eventually) on record!
Posted: May 04 2011
Ted Leo will perform solo at Nashville's Third Man Records on Tuesday May 10th. The performance will be recorded for a live release on Third Man. More information and tickets available here.
Posted: May 03 2011
Liturgy's new album, Aesthethica, is out May 10 via Thrill Jockey. You can preview the album in its entirety on NPR's First Listen. You can also check out the new video for "Returner" over on Pitchfork. Liturgy will be touring this summer and will celebrate the release of the record June 2 at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Pinback's Back
Posted: Apr 01 2011
Pinback is putting out a 7" via Temporary Residence as part of the Record Store Day celebrations. Click here to get a little taste of what's to come. Pinback will be touring this Spring starting on April 20 at The Clubhouse in Tempe, AZ. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Hey Magnet
Posted: Mar 28 2011
Head on over to Magnet Magazine to read an interview with Josh Caterer of the Smoking Popes. The guys will be touring this Spring in support of This Is Only A Test starting May 1 at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Stream It Like You Mean It
Posted: Mar 23 2011
Head on over to Spin.com to stream Obits' new record, Moody Standard and Poor before it's released via Sub Pop, on March 29. Obits are doing a handful of dates this Spring starting at The Bell House in Brooklyn on April 2. Click here for a complete listing of all tour dates.
Pop Hooks And Pure Inspiration
Posted: Mar 14 2011
Tristen was recently featured on NPR's All Things Considered. Tristen has several shows down in Austin for SXSW and then will head out with Ezra Furman & The Harpoons in March and April. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Star Spinner
Posted: Mar 04 2011
SPIN Magazine recently featured Star Slinger as "Best New Artist for March". Head on over here to read the full article. Star Slinger's remix for Gold Panda's "Marriage" was just released. You can check it out in Youtube.
Punk Band
Posted: Mar 02 2011
Head on over to Punknews.org to check out Smoking Popes' new video for "Punk Band" from the band's upcoming full-length This Is Only A Test, out March 15 via Asian Man Records. Smoking Popes kick off their spring tour in Austin for SXSW. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
BRAHMS Repeat It
Posted: Feb 24 2011
"Repeat It" is taken from BRAHMS self released debut 7". The video was filmed entirely by the band on tour, at home and in Tokyo using iPhones and surveillance equipment.

Shift Operator
Posted: Feb 17 2011
Head on over to the Village Voice for an exclusive preview of Obits' new track, "Shift Operator". Obits hit the road in March starting on March 10 at Grog Shop in Cleveland. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Why Don't You Believe Me
Posted: Feb 09 2011
Head on over to Fuse to check out the debut video of Small Sins' new track, Why Don't You Believe Me. Small Sins hit the road in March starting at Schubas in Chicago on March 2. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Posted: Jan 25 2011
Head on over to RCRDLBL to check out True Womanhood's new track Minajah. It's the debut track from their Reel Too Real series of recordings made with a vintage 8-track reel-too-reel machine.
The Plan
Posted: Jan 18 2011
Thursday January 20 The Dismemberment Plan perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Following that appearance they begin playing shows in support of their Best New Reissue 'Emergency & I'. Travis Morrison recently chatted with the A.V. Club about the release, reunion shows and more.
1 + 1 =
Posted: Jan 11 2011
BRAHMS' "Add It Up", a new single from their upcoming EP was released today. Head on over to Stereogum to check it out for free. BRAHMS hit the road in February with Asobi Seksu. For a complete listing of tour dates click here.
Monte Carlo
Posted: Jan 11 2011
Head on over to SPIN for a free download of "Monte Carlo" from U.S. Royalty's forthcoming album Mirrors, due out on January 25. U.S. Royalty will be celebrating the release with shows at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY on January 17 and at Rock And Roll Hotel in Washington, DC on January 22.
Posted: Dec 22 2010
2010 breakout artist Baths has had quite a year so far with the release of his highly acclaimed debut album Cerulean in July followed by relentless touring. Cerulean has made its way onto many 2010 year end lists.

Top Albums of 2010:
The A.V. Club
FACT Magazine
Prefix Magazine
Stadiums and Shrines

Top Videos of 2010:

Top Tracks of 2010:
This Music Wins

Baths be touring all of North America starting February 2 in Tucson, AZ. Head on over here for a complete listing of dates.
Posted: Dec 22 2010
Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit is touring this February throughout the U.S. with Josh Ritter. Click here for all tour dates.

The A.V. Club nominated Frightened Rabbit's third studio effort The Winter Of Mixed Drinks as one of the top 25 albums of 2010. Paste Magazine also placed the band on their list of the year's best live acts.
Hybrid Moments
Posted: Dec 22 2010
Ted Leo will be going out this Winter starting January 20 in Dover, NH for a solo tour. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists have received several year end accolades for their latest album The Brutalist Bricks.

Top Albums of 2010:
Magnet Magazine

Top Videos of 2010:

Top Tracks of 2010:
Ad Pop
Posted: Dec 22 2010
Admiral Radley made it onto Magnet Magazine's top 20 albums of 2010 with I Heart California. Admiral Radley hits San Francisco on February 23rd at Bottom of the Hill for Noise Pop 2011.
Tomorrow's Houses
Posted: Dec 22 2010
Houses debut record All Night was recently nominated by Chop Shop Records as one of the top albums of 2010. Make sure to check out Houses at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL as part of the Tomorrow Never Knows series.
Happy New Year!
Posted: Dec 21 2010
Flowerbooking has a whole bunch of artists you can celebrate the New Year with.

Bad Veins @ Northside Tavern - Cincinnati, OH - FREE SHOW

El Ten Eleven @ Trees - Dallas, TX - Tickets

Gentleman Jesse and His Men @ The Earl - Atlanta, GA
Tickets - NYE | Tickets - New Years Day

Jimmy Eat World @ Tostidos Fiesta Bowl Block Party - Tempe, AZ - Tickets

Local H @ Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL - Tickets

Pinback @ Knitting Factory - Reno, NV - Tickets

Smoking Popes @ Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL - Tickets

The Shaky Hands @ BackSpace Cafe - Portland, OR Tickets

Yourself and The Air @ Subterranean - Chicago, IL - SOLD OUT
Boris - Live in Japan
Posted: Dec 16 2010
Just in time for the holidays Southern Lord brings us the 'Boris - Live in Japan' DVD.

Now you can experience the majesty that is the Boris live show in the comfort of your living room. B.Y.O.Smoke Machine. More info here.
Posted: Dec 09 2010
KEXP recently selected El Ten Eleven's single "Falling" as Song of the Day. Head on over here to read the full article. El Ten Eleven hit the road this Winter starting in Phoenix, AZ on January 11. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Loveliest Bloodflow
Posted: Dec 01 2010
Baths' video for "Lovely Bloodflow" was nominated by Pitchfork as one of the best music video's of 2010. Head on over here to watch it. Baths will hitting the road this Winter with Braids and Star Slinger in support of his debut record Cerulean.
Baby Drugs
Posted: Nov 23 2010
Tristen's "Baby Drugs" was recently selected by KCRW as "Today's Top Tune". You can listen to the track on KCRW's website. Tristen has a couple shows this Thanksgiving weekend in Atlanta, GA and Orlando, FL. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Signal Path Tour Diary
Posted: Nov 23 2010
Before hitting the road for their October tour, URB asked Signal Path to keep a diary of their adventures. And while we’re sorry to report that no cars ended up in hotel swimming pools, there’s is enough action on the road to keep things amusing city after city. Click here to check it out.
Posted: Nov 23 2010
U.S. Royalty's debut record, Mirrors, is set for release on January 25, but you can grab the first single, "Equestrian", absolutely free at Baeble Music.
forgetters Live Studio Performance
Posted: Nov 23 2010
forgetters recently stepped into the WBEZ studio to record a live performance. Head on over here to check out live footage plus an interview with Blake Schwarzenbach.
Leno Eat World
Posted: Oct 29 2010
Jimmy Eat World is the musical guest this evening on The Tonight Show. Jimmy Eat World just announced their Winter 2011 U.S. tour which kicks off at the Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM on January 28. All tour dates can be found here.
Stream Bear Hands' New Record
Posted: Oct 29 2010
Bear Hands' debut full length is set for release on November 2 via Cantora Records, but you can head on over to SPIN to stream the entire thing for free. Bear Hands kick off their North American headline tour on Friday at King’s Barcade in Raleigh, NC. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Pop Song
Posted: Oct 29 2010
Head on over to Pitchfork to check out Pop Song, a brand new track from Baths. Will wrote the song in a friend's apartment during CMJ last week. Stereogum named Baths one of the top acts of CMJ.
Flowerbooking at CMJ 2010
Posted: Oct 18 2010

Flowerbooking hosts two showcases at the 2010 CMJ Music Marathon. Friday night we'll be at The Knitting Factory with Baths, COOLRUNNINGS, Gentleman Jesse and His Men, Title Tracks and The Phantom Band. Saturday night we set up shop at Pianos with BRAHMS, MillionYoung, Sunglasses, Anni Rossi and Sherlock's Daughter.

Bear Hands, Restless People, STRIFE, Ted Leo, Tristen, U.S. Royalty and Young Prisms will also perform at this year's marathon. See the tours page for details.

Crime Does Pay
Posted: Oct 14 2010
Bear Hands just released the first MP3 off their forthcoming debut album, Burning Bush Supper Club. The track, "Crime Pays" is now available for free download here.

Bear Hands have a bunch of shows during CMJ next week and then hit the road for a full U.S tour. Head on over here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Frightened Rabbit - 'The Loneliness & The Scream' Video Exclusive
Posted: Oct 11 2010
Head on over to NME to watch the brand new promo for Frightened Rabbit's 'The Loneliness & The Scream', out Nov 22nd on FatCat.
Frightened Rabbit Kick Off Fall Tour
Posted: Oct 07 2010
Frightened Rabbit start their tour tonight in Seattle with Plants & Animals and Bad Veins. Please click here for more information.
3 Songs From Jimmy Eat World's Invented
Posted: Sep 23 2010
Jimmy Eat World kicked off their fall tour on Tuesday in Atlanta. Check out 3 streaming songs from their new record Invented below.

A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
The Dismemberment Plan
Posted: Sep 13 2010
The Dismemberment Plan are pleased to announce that their underground classic Emergency & I will be released on vinyl for the first time on January 11, 2011 by Seattle indie label Barsuk Records. In the eleven years since its release, Emergency & I has been widely regarded as the definitive artistic statement from the beloved Washington D.C. quartet and has found its way onto many best-of lists, including the #16 spot of Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of the 90’s.

In celebration of this reissue, the band, who performed their last concerts as an active band in 2003 (followed by two benefit shows in D.C. in 2007) will play five shows on the east coast in January of 2011.

Originally released on DeSoto Records, this vinyl re-issue will be presented in gatefold 180-gram audiophile-grade vinyl with a giant full-color photo collage and in-depth liner notes, plus four rare bonus tracks, also never before available on high quality vinyl.

More details about the upcoming shows can be found here.
Jimmy Eat World Tour
Posted: Sep 07 2010
Jimmy Eat World's fall tour was ranked as one of the top 25 tours this fall by Spin. Head on over to Spin.com to read the article. The tour kicks off on September 21 in Atlanta, GA. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Signal Path Release New Record and Music Video
Posted: Sep 06 2010
Signal Path's recently released album, Imaginary Lines, can be downloaded absolutely free by visiting their website. Be sure to check out the music video for "Verbal Yes" over at Vimeo.

Signal Path has a massive fall tour planned featuring Blockhead, Bluetech, Eprom, Eoto and Designer Drugs. A full listing of tour dates can be found here.
Plus 1
Posted: Aug 25 2010
Baths was recently featured on Pitchfork's Guest List series. You can read the full article in which Will discusses pillow cases, The Room, buying his first artwork, and much more here.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists: The Brutalist Bricks (No Refunds)
Posted: Aug 23 2010
Last week Ted Leo announced massive career trajectory news. The blogosphere was atwitter with word of a musical theater project. Today Ted revealed said project. It's actually the new Tom Scharpling directed video for "Bottled in Cork". Check it out over at Funny or Die.
I talks BXI and sunnO))) & Boris present Altar
Posted: Aug 20 2010
Ian Astbury recently chatted with the BBC about collaborating with Boris on the BXI project. Listen to it here. BXI make their live debut September 7 at Brooklyn's Masonic Temple along with sunnO))) and Boris presenting a performance of their collaborative album Altar. More details on what will certainly be a legendary performance here. sunnO))) and Boris will also present Altar at the Jim Jarmusch curated ATP New York.
Small Sins Announce New LP
Posted: Aug 20 2010
Small Sins are set to release their third studio full-length, Pot Calls Kettle Black, on September 28. Head on over to the Small Sins website to stream the first single from the new record.
Jimmy Eat World Release New Single
Posted: Aug 17 2010
Jimmy Eat World are streaming their new single “My Best Theory" from their forthcoming release, Invented, out September 28. Head on over here to listen to the track and click here to purchase a special pre-order package.

Jimmy Eat World head out on a full U.S. tour starting September 21 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
Bear Face
Posted: Aug 13 2010
Bear Hands were recently featured on Noisevox’s “Face Time” series. Catch the entire interview over at Noisevox.org. Bear Hands play the Highline Ballroom for the Playboy Rock the Rabbit party on August 25.
Ratatat: "Drugs" + Tour
Posted: Aug 12 2010
Head on over here to check out Ratatat's interesting new video for "Drugs" from their recently released LP4.

Ratatat's North American fall tour begins in just a few weeks at Metropolis in Montreal on September 7. They're taking Dom and Bobby Birdman on the road with them. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
The Delta Mirror Summer Tour
Posted: Aug 11 2010
The Delta Mirror are currently amidst their summer tour in support of their debut record, Machines That Listen. They start the East Coast leg of their tour Saturday, August 14 at Union Hall in Brooklyn. Head on over here to see all of The Delta Mirror's upcoming tour dates.
Slow Your Thoughts
Posted: Aug 04 2010
Signal Path recently released "Slow Your Thoughts", the first single from their new record Imaginary Lines which drops on September 1. Click here to download it for free.

Signal Path hit the road this September with Blockhead. A complete listing of tour dates can be found here.
NPR Song Of The Day
Posted: Aug 03 2010
Baths' "Indoorsy" was selected as NPR's Song Of The Day. Head on over here to read the full article and listen to the track.
Riot Fest 2010
Posted: Aug 03 2010
Cap'n Jazz and Smoking Popes will be sharing the stage at Metro in Chicago, IL on October 9 as part of the 5th annual Riot Fest. Other acts playing throughout the festival include Bad Religion and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Head on over here for the full lineup and to buy tickets.

Cap'n Jazz also have appearances at Pygmalion Music Festival in Urbana, IL on September 25 and at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX on November 6.
Admiral Radley - NPR First Listen
Posted: Jul 06 2010
Head on over to NPR to listen to Admiral Radley's debut record, I Heart California in it's entirety. Admiral Radley's West Coast tour kicks off on Thursday, July 8th at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Nuclear Fission
Posted: Jun 25 2010
The first single from Film School's upcoming album FISSION is now being featured on AOL SPINNER! It's called "Heart Full Of Pentagons" and is available for stream or download here.
Vote For The Year's Best Music (So Far)
Posted: Jun 23 2010
Head on over to NPR to vote for the year's best music (so far). Flower's proud to have Ratatat and Frightened Rabbit on the list.
B(oris)XI(an Astbury)
Posted: Jun 02 2010
Boris have revealed details of BXI - their new collaboration with Ian Astbury of The Cult. The release features three new songs with Ian Astbury's vocals as well as a cover of The Cult's song 'Rain' with Boris' Wata singing. Boris drummer Atsuo recently discussed the collaboration with Pitchfork. BXI will be available from Southern Lord this September. Catch Boris on their North American tour this summer.
Bottled In Cork
Posted: Jun 01 2010
Head on over to the Matador Records site to download a free digital copy of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists new single Bottled In Cork along with a demo version as the B-side.
Rumpus Session
Posted: May 17 2010
Bear Hands played Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Rumpus Room earlier this year and had a video crew there to record it all. Head on over to Spinner to check out the video premier.
Party With Children
Posted: May 12 2010
The amazing music video for "Party With Children", the single from Ratatat's forthcoming new record LP4 is being featured on Pretty Much Amazing. Click here to check it out.
Friends Overseas
Posted: May 12 2010
Friendo are getting ready to release their debut EP on St. Ives. To check out, "Oversees", one of the tracks featured on the new record head on over to The Tripwire. Friendo's North American headline tour kicks off on May 26 at Ship & Anchor Pub in Calgary, AB. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Posted: May 06 2010
Ratatat will be releasing their 4th album, aptly titled LP4 on June 8th via XL Records. Head on over to Stereogum to get a sneak peak listen to one of the new tracks, "Party With Children".
Rock For Kids: Pepsi Refresh Project
Posted: May 04 2010
Our good friends over at Rock For Kids have been selected to compete in this month's Pepsi Refresh Project. Charities in the top ten of voting receive $50,000 so head on over here to vote.
This is the BRAHMIX
Posted: May 03 2010
BRAHMS recently released a couple remixes for Neon Indian and The Joy Formidable. Head on over to Stereogum to have a listen.

Neon Indian – “Psychic Chasms (BRAHMS Remix)"

The Joy Formidable – “Whirring” (BRAHMS Remix)"

BRAHMS starts their Spring residency at Piano's on May 18. Click
here for a complete listing of dates.
The Water's Rising
Posted: Apr 30 2010
21-year-old L.A. based producer Baths was recently featured on Pitchfork. Baths' debut record drops June 22 on Anticon. He has upcoming shows with Dosh, Themselves and The Album Leaf. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Cap'n Jazz Set Sail Westward
Posted: Apr 30 2010
If you haven't heard, Cap'n Jazz have reunited and will be playing dates all over the country this summer. Just recently announced are 2 shows on the West Coast:

August 27 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
August 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
Modest Brothers
Posted: Apr 30 2010
The Radar Bros. will be joining Modest Mouse on part of their upcoming summer tour. The full listing of dates can be found here.
6 Angry Records
Posted: Apr 30 2010
To promote their first live DVD "68 Angry Minutes" Local H is taking a cue from their sold out, 7 night stand in Chicago and taking all 6 of their studio albums on the road. Every night, the band will put all 6 of their records in a hat; one lucky member of the audience will be selected to pull a record out of that hat and Local H will play it front to back.

The tour kicks off on May 14 in Ann Arbor, MI. Click here for a complete listing of dates.
The Album Leaf - There is a Wind 12"
Posted: Apr 12 2010
April 17 is Record Store Day and Sub Pop will be releasing a slew of albums including The Album Leaf's There is a Wind 12", which features two new songs and two alternate takes of tracks from the band's last album.

The Album Leaf hit the road this Spring with Sea Wolf. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Frightened Rabbit Write for Clash
Posted: Apr 01 2010
Head on over to Clash Music to check out Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison's reasons why he thinks he could be a professional rapper.
This Week in Ted Leo
Posted: Mar 04 2010
Head over to MySpace for a sneak peak of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists' new album The Brutalist Bricks (available in non streaming form March 9 via Matador Records).

Congrats to Ted Leo on winning the Shorty Award in Music! #WhatsTheShortyAwards?

Also congratulations are in order to Ted, Tom Scharpling and the Best Show on WFMU crew for raising over $72,000 for WFMU. The WFMU fundraising marathon continues through March 14. Pledge your support to independent free-form radio.
Flowerbooking / A.V. Club / Canvas Media SXSW Party
Posted: Feb 26 2010
Come on out to The Mohawk on Friday, March 19 to check out Frightened Rabbit, BRAHMS, Tigersapien., We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Wooden Birds and many more. Head on over to The A.V. Club for more info.
The Twilight Sad + Mono
Posted: Feb 26 2010
The Twilight Sad are hitting the road this Spring with Mono. Tickets are now on sale for all shows. Head on over here for a complete listing of tour dates.

NME ranked The Twilight Sad's sophomore album, Forget the Nigh Ahead as the #86 album of the decade. Check out the original NME review from 2009 here.
We Were Promised Jetpacks Do Some Laundro
Posted: Feb 17 2010
During the 2009 Monolith Music Festival Adam Thompson of We Were Promised Jetpacks sat down with Laundromatinee.com to record a solo acoustic session. Click here to watch the full video.
The Mighty Sparrow + Fallon
Posted: Feb 17 2010
The Mighty Sparrow, the opening track from Ted Leo and the Pharmacists forthcoming album is now available for free download/stream over at Matador Records. Make sure to catch Ted Leo and the Pharmacists on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday, March 8. Their U.S. tour starts on Tuesday, March 11 in Cleveland, OH at Grog Shop. Click here for all tour dates.
The Album Leaf - Video Interview
Posted: Feb 17 2010
Jimmy LaValle of The Album Leaf recently sat down with FaceCulture for an insightful video interview. Click here to watch the full interview. The Album Leaf recently wrapped up the mostly sold out West Coast leg of their U.S. tour. The tour resumes on Tuesday, April 20 in Tucson, AZ at Plush. A complete listing of tour dates is available here.
The Cap'n Jazz reunion: It's official
Posted: Feb 16 2010
As you may have heard, Cap'n Jazz played a short surprise set in January. Well, the show went so well that the band has decided to reunite again, starting at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago on July 17th with select dates soon to follow.
Ted Leo - Strength Through Unity
Posted: Jan 22 2010
Ted Leo is playing a solo set at the just announced "Strength Through Unity - A Benefit For The Victims Of The Earhquake In Haiti" at Brooklyn's Bell House on January 27, 2010. Ted will be joined by Jimmy Fallon, The Walkmen, The Wrens and AC Newman among many other speakers, musicians and comedians. 100% of the proceeds will be split between Save The Children and Partners In Health to help in Haiti. Head on over to Ticketweb to pick up your ticket with no service fees.
Aloha to New Aloha
Posted: Jan 07 2010
Aloha's three-years-in-the-making Home Acres is out March 9th on Polyvinyl. Head on over to Stereogum to check out "Moonless March", a new track from the record.
Some New Title Tracks
Posted: Dec 16 2009
Title Tracks' debut record It Was Easy drops on February 9 via Ernest Jennings. Check out Stereogum to have a listen to 2 tracks from the forthcoming album.
Obits' 2009 in Review
Posted: Dec 16 2009
Head on over to Brooklyn Vegan to check out an end of 2009 interview with Sohrab Habibion of Obits.
It's Been A Long Day in Chicago
Posted: Dec 03 2009
The Smoking Popes recently announced 2 shows in Chicago on February 19 and 20 at Reggie's Rock Club. The first 50 people to buy tickets for each show will receive a free copy of their latest record, Been A Long Day. Head on over to TicketWeb now to make sure you get yours.
The Shaky Hands visit The Guest Apartment
Posted: Dec 03 2009
The Shaky Hands recently stopped by The Guest Apartment for a performance of some of the tracks from their new record Let it Die. Head on over to Baeble to have a listen and then click here to check out an interview.
Late Night with Obits
Posted: Nov 17 2009
Obits will perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Thursday, November 19. Enter the "Band Bench" sweepstakes to get up close and personal with the band at the taping. Peg Bundy and some guy from Twilight will also be on the show. Get your TiVos ready!
Bear Hands Jet to Brazil
Posted: Nov 11 2009
Bear Hands make their South American debut at the Brooklyn Bridge festival in São Paulo, Brazil. Also performing are friends and fellow Brooklyners Chairlift and Telepathe. Check out the festival site for more info.
Saucony's Run For Good Foundation Charity Auction
Posted: Nov 05 2009
Saucony's Run For Good Foundation is auctioning off a sneaker with signatures from 53 artists who played in 20 Pitchfork Music Festival 2009 bands, including Frightened Rabbit grace this beauty – a size 15 Saucony Jazz Original. Head on over to eBay to bid on this awesome item and help out Saucony's Run For Good Foundation.
New Elefant Track Surfaces
Posted: Oct 26 2009
A new track by Elefant has surfaced on the internet along with a music video. Head on over to YouTube to check out "Lou". Elefant will be playing a few dates in November including shows in NYC, Las Vegas, San Diego and LA. Click here for a full listing of tour dates.
Get Going With Headlights
Posted: Oct 15 2009
The music video for "Get Going", the first single from Headlights' critically acclaimed latest record Wildlife, just made its world premier. Head on over to SPIN Earth to check it out. The Headlights U.S. Fall tour kicks off October 15 at The Mill in Iowa City, IA. Click here for a full listing of tour dates.
Frightenened Rabbit Goes To The Office
Posted: Oct 12 2009
The Shaky Hands: Video Premiere + Tour Dates
Posted: Oct 06 2009
The video for The Shaky Hands track "Already Gone" was released exclusively on IFC.com today. Clyde Petersen, a Seattle filmmaker and hand-made animator directed the vid. Head on over to IFC.com to check it out.

The Shaky Hands kick off their U.S. Headline tour in support of their new album, Let It Die on Thursday at Neurolux in Boise, ID. For a full listing of tour dates click here.
Cale Parks on The Tripwire
Posted: Oct 06 2009
Cale Parks was recently featured on The Tripwire. The insightful article discusses things ranging from MTV reality show soundtracks to his admiration of Phil Collins. Check out the full feature over at The Tripwire.
Boris: A Series of Singles Trailer
Posted: Oct 02 2009
In anticipation of the release of Boris' Japanese Heavy Rock Hits series the band has released a trailer on MySpace. Click here to check it out.
Ted Leo is a Matador
Posted: Oct 02 2009
We are happy to announce that Ted Leo and The Pharmacists have recently signed with Matador Records. Ted Leo's next record will likely be out in Spring 2010. To read and see a bit of what they've been up to in the studio check out this "Progress Report" from Stereogum.
Boris 7″ Vinyl Series Featuring All New Material!
Posted: Sep 10 2009
For over 15 years Boris has lead the charge as Japan’s most exciting experimental rock act. This fall marks yet another first for the band as they release Japanese Heavy Rock Hits, a series of 7″s showcasing their wide-reaching, genre-smashing sound. Check out Southern Lord for more info on release dates and to pre-order.
TAAS 500
Posted: Sep 10 2009
Brian Cook of These Arms Are Snakes devised a 500-song rebuttal to Pitchfork’s “Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s.” That’s right, Cook actually went to the trouble of mapping out hundreds of songs that would make the cut on his very own, similarly titled list. Head on over to the IndiePit Blog to check out the full list.
Shit Robot XLR8'S
Posted: Aug 27 2009
Shit Robot was recently featured on XLR8R. Check out the insightful interview here and listen to his XLR8R exclusive "Simply Shit" mix while you're at it.
Division Day's "Visitation" Out Now
Posted: Aug 19 2009
Division Day's sophomore album, Visitation was released yesterday on Dangerbird Records. Check out this great article from the LA Weekly discussing the album.

Division Day hits the road with fellow Dangerbird artist Bad Veins this fall. Go to Dangerbird Records to view an awesome promo video for the tour and click here for a full listing of tour dates.
We Were Promised What Now?
Posted: Aug 19 2009
The terrific clip for We Were Promised Jetpacks track "Roll Up Your Sleeves" is one of five finalists on MTVu's "The Freshmen" this week. The winning video is added into rotation, so please go HERE to check out the video and vote - and tell your friends!

We Were Promised Jetpacks kick off their North American fall tour with label mates Frightened Rabbit and The Twilight Sad at Monolith Festival on September 13th.
Cale Parks Goes To Mars
Posted: Aug 18 2009
To Swift Mars that is. Cale's new EP is out now on Polyvinyl Records. Check out what Cale had to say about the EP with Filter and then take a look at the video premier for "One At A Time" over at SPIN Earth.

Cale Parks' East Coast tour with Lemonade kicks off today at Santo's Party House in New York City. Click here for full tour dates.
Ted Leo = Athlete For Africa
Posted: Aug 18 2009
On August 22nd, Ted Leo will join Rivers Cuomo, Brendan Canning, and Kris McFarlane, among others in the "Athletes For Africa" charity soccer tournament in support of a youth and cultural center for sport, arts and reconciliation in northern Uganda. For more info on the charity and event please click here.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists share the stage with Pearl Jam on August 21st at the Molson Amphitheater in Toronto, before heading out to the West Coast for a short headline tour. Click here to see all upcoming shows.
Headlights Shine On The Wildlife
Posted: Aug 18 2009
The first MP3, "Get Going", from Headlights new album, Wildlife is now available exclusively via RCRD LBL. The album is currently available for pre-order over at Polyvinyl Records.
Please help out Kyle from Evergreen Terrace!
Posted: Jul 27 2009
Kyle Mims of Evergreen Terrace was recently in a terrible bike accident. He came out with a load of stitches, road burn all over his body and a broken clavicle. After being released from the hospital, Kyle subsequently suffered a collapsed lung and was rushed back to the ER. His family is asking for donations to help pay for the mounting medical expenses. Please click here for more info and if you are interested in donating to help Kyle and his family.
Signal Path's New Album - CLASH - Out Now
Posted: Jul 23 2009
Signal Path has just released their 3rd studio album, Clash. The record is available now absolutely free via Signal Path Music. The band will be performing at both The Trinumeral Festival and the Symbiosis Gathering in September; stay tuned for more Fall dates!
Obits Video Premiere + Tour
Posted: Jul 22 2009
The music video for Obits' "Pine On" debuted on Pitchfork today. Click here to check it out. Obits kick off their "Midwest by Mideast" tour tonight in Montreal at Il Motore.
Quiet Little Voices
Posted: Jul 14 2009
We Were Promised Jetpacks released their debut album, These Four Walls, this past Tuesday. Check out this awesome new video for "Quiet Little Voices" over at YouTube.
Yourself and The Air Visit Daytrotter - Coming Your Way Soon
Posted: Jun 29 2009
Yourself and The Air recently stepped into the Daytrotter studio to record a live session. Check out the 4 tracks, 3 of which are NEW over at Daytrotter.com. Yourself and The Air's summer U.S. headline tour kicks off July 16th in Lawrence, KS. Click here for a complete listing of tour dates.
Wooden Birds Fly Off
Posted: Jun 18 2009
Last night at House of Blues in Dallas The Wooden Birds kicked off their summer headline tour that heads to the East Coast before culminating back in Texas for a huge July 4th bash at Stubbs BBQ. Click here for the complete listing of tour dates and also be sure to head over to Pitchfork for a review of the bands debut album, magnolia.
The Not So Frightened Rabbit
Posted: Jun 18 2009
Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit has been busy over the past month - from interviews to acoustic performances. The 405 recently published an entertaining and insightful sit-down with Scott - available here. Also be sure to check out Scott's awesome acoustic cover of Neutral Milk Hotel's - "Song Against Sex", released by Off The Beaten Tracks.
Where Was Ted's Brain?
Posted: Jun 05 2009
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists have shared a demo version of a new track titled "Where Was My Brain" and a unique perspective of another new song over at TedLeo.com. Learn the words and sing along at one of their upcoming dates with fellow New Jerseyians Titus Andronicus. Ted and co will also be making a stop at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
Ra Ra Remix
Posted: Jun 05 2009
Head on over to Stereogum to check out Cale Parks' remix of Ra Ra Riot's "Dying Is Fine". The track comes in advance of Cale's new EP of original tunes, To Swift Mars.
The Twilight Sad - New Acoustic Video
Posted: May 26 2009
Click here to see a gorgeous rendition of "Made To Disappear", a new song by The Twilight Sad, set for release on their forthcoming new album Forget The Night Ahead this October.
Reflection of the Television
Posted: May 14 2009
Twilight Sad recently finished their U.S. tour with Mogwai which featured the debut of several new songs. One of these new tracks, "Reflection of the Television", will be featured on Forget the Night Ahead, Twilight Sad's new record set for release on September 22nd by Fat Cat. The song is available to stream and/or download over on Pitchfork.
Soft Focus: Ted Leo
Posted: May 12 2009
Ted Leo sat down with Ian Svenonious at Cooper Union for Vice's Soft Focus. Check out the 4 part series here.
Obits: Live at WFMU + Tour Dates
Posted: May 08 2009
Obits return to the WFMU airwaves just weeks after their awesome live set at the WFMU/Aquarius Records SXSW showcase. Listen now on the Free Music Archive site.

Obits hit the West Coast starting next week and the East Coast in July, with a stop in Calgary in June for Sled Island Festival.
Cut Off Your Trotter
Posted: Apr 27 2009
Cut Off Your Hands recently recorded a session with Daytrotter featuring songs from both You and I and Shaky Hands. Check out the 5 tracks the band recorded, in addition to a featured article here.
MySpace Global Premier
Posted: Apr 24 2009
The video for Underoath's "Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear", the new single from Lost In The Sound Of Separation, has made it's MySpace global debut. Check out the groundbreaking video HERE.
You, I and Cut Off Your Hands
Posted: Apr 20 2009
On April 29th Cut Off Your Hands begin a short run of headline shows in support of their latest album, "You and I". Check out Exclaim! for an interview with Nick Johnston from COYH discussing the new album.
Not So Temporary Residence
Posted: Apr 20 2009
With Touch and Go Records ceasing the production and release of new music, Pinback has signed to a new label, Temporary Residence. While they're sad to no longer be with Touch and Go, the band is excited for what's to come at their new label.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
Posted: Apr 20 2009
The Chariot have posted 2 tracks on MySpace from their new album, Wars and Rumors of Wars, due out May 5th on Solid State. The "Daggers" music video trailer is available here.
Joe Lally's Talkin' About Bass + New Tour
Posted: Apr 20 2009
Check out BMA Magazine's great article in which Joe Lally discusses the origins of his solo career and some other interesting stories.

Joe sets out on April 23rd for the west coast leg of his tour. The east coast run starts on June 2nd.
Adam Franklin Goes To Church
Posted: Apr 20 2009
Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody will be going out on tour with The Church this summer in support of his new solo album, Spent Bullets. Be sure to check them out when they hit a city near you.
Title Tracks' New Track
Posted: Apr 15 2009
"Found Out", the new single by John Davis' (of Georgie James and Q And Not U) new project, Title Tracks, is available for your listening pleasure on MySpace. It appears with the also streaming "Every Little Bit Hurts" on a brand new Dischord 7".
UØ goes to New Zealand - THE VIDEO!
Posted: Apr 01 2009
Check out Underoath's awesome footage documenting their recent travels to New Zealand and their first day there on Facebook
G'Day Mate!
Posted: Mar 23 2009
Evergreen Terrace has recently returned from playing the Soundwave Festival in Australia. Check out the absolutely hilarious video they made while down under at YouTube.
TAT's Crossing The Pond!
Posted: Mar 13 2009
TAT's coming back Stateside for a string of dates in late March! Don't worry too much if they don't hit up your city this run; they'll be touring the whole country this summer on the Vans Warped Tour for the second year in a row!
Jimmy Eat World's Clarity x 10 Tour
Posted: Feb 26 2009
Jimmy Eat World celebrates the 10th anniversary of their classic Clarity by playing the album in its entirety for 10 one-time-only shows. The Clarity x10 tour kicked off in New York City and concludes in the band's native Arizona. Click here to read what the New York Times had to say about the tour opener at Terminal 5.
Red Line Season Debut
Posted: Feb 18 2009
Tune in to MTV2's Subterranean on Thursday night - February 19th at 1:00AM - to catch the debut of These Arms Are Snake's video for "Red Line Season".
Scion Rock Fest
Posted: Feb 18 2009
Boris will be flying to the U.S. to play at the Scion Rock Fest on February 28th in Atlanta, GA. The one-day metal festival has a killer lineup and is Boris' only U.S. appearance.
Zoom-In on Cale Parks
Posted: Feb 12 2009
Click here to read an awesome new interview with Cale Parks discussing his music influences.
Rumble Strips Studio Update
Posted: Feb 11 2009
The Rumble Strips have offered fans a sneak peek at their upcoming sophomore album - produced by Mark Ronson - in a just-released video filmed in New York City.
Mirando 12" + U.S. Tour
Posted: Feb 09 2009
The "Mirando" 12" single is out now. It includes a violent mix by YACHT and Animal Collective's first ever remix.

Ratatat will be traveling coast to coast this March and April on their spring tour.
We've Got A Bleeder
Posted: Feb 06 2009
Check out the awesome new Goblin Cock music video for "We've Got A Bleeder" here!
Oxford Collapse go Back to the Future...
Posted: Feb 05 2009
...to make a video for Young Love Delivers from 2008's 'Bits'
Cut Off Your Hands? Present.
Posted: Feb 04 2009
You and I the debut full-length album by New Zealand's own Cut Off Your Hands, debuted at #16 at CMJ, and is available now from French Kiss Records . Check out the video premiere for “Turn Cold”, which has been holding the #1 spot at Commercial Specialty for the past two weeks, at Pitchfork.tv. You can catch Cut Off Your Hands in your neck of the woods on their North American tour in February and March including dates with Ra Ra Riot and SXSW.
Rhapsody Plus, Minus the Bear
Posted: Jan 14 2009
Rhapsody has released a Minus the Bear EP, "Rhapsody Original", featuring 4 original tracks recorded live at The Showbox in Seattle earlier in the spring. The EP is available exclusively at the Rhapsody MP3 Store.
Happy New New Year!
Posted: Jan 08 2009
Check out the New Year's new self-directed video for "Seven Days and Seven Nights" thanks to the good people over at Stereogum.
Chicagoans of the Year
Posted: Jan 05 2009
The Chicago Tribune has selected Local H as "Chicagoans of the Year" in the music category! After the highly acclaimed release of Twelve Angry Months and a sold out six day run at the Beat Kitchen in 2008, it is easy to see why.
Ted Leo Plays Hideout's Big Shoulders Ball
Posted: Jan 05 2009
Ted Leo has recently been added to the Obama inauguration party at The Black Cat in Washington D.C. on January 19th. "The Big Shoulders Ball: Chicago Celebrates Change" is a celebration of citizen politics, independent music and Windy City civic pride.
Happy Holidays from Flowerbooking!
Posted: Dec 22 2008
Thanks to everyone that helped make 2008 a great year.
Posted: Dec 12 2008
Sub Pop has officially announced that they will be releasing the Obits' debut album I Blame You on March 24th. Rick Froberg of Hot Snakes/Drive Like Jehu is teamed with a talented group as the band rocks out a few dates this month. Catch them with with Constantines and Night Marchers!
Come With Me...
Posted: Dec 12 2008
If You Want To Live! As some of you may know, Rob Crow of Pinback has a side project called Goblin Cock. The metal outfit has their second record on the way in late January with the "Cock Across America" tour to follow. Gobble, gobble...Er...
Red Line, Online
Posted: Dec 01 2008
The Tripwire has got the tip on the new video for These Arms Are Snakes' "Red Line Season" from their recent release Tail Swallower & Dove. Stream it up!
Posted: Dec 01 2008
Grab a new track from Cale Parks that wasn't featured on his latest album, Sparklace. You can thanks the folks over at RCRD LBL! Don't forget, Cale hits the road again this month with Ted Leo.
Right Click, Save As
Posted: Nov 24 2008
The giving season has started... Film School is currently featured on the My Old Kentucky Blog video spinoff site, The Laundromantinee. They've also got some live tunes available via a session with Daytrotter!
The Election Season Is Not Over
Posted: Nov 20 2008
Minus The Bear's video for "Throwin' Shapes" is up for top 10 video of 2008 on MTV2's Subterranean. Show some online love by clicking the pic below and choosing the Bear!

Vote Now for Subterranean's Best of 2008
Pass The Mic
Posted: Nov 11 2008
Attention karaoke afficienados... Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are dropping by Studio B in Brooklyn, NY to provide the backing licks and kicks to your vocal stylings.
Hear More Sparklace
Posted: Oct 30 2008
Cale Parks of Aloha has a new album coming out on Election Day here in the States via Polyvinyl. Join him Monday November 3rd on WOXY between 4PM and 5PM EST to hear his new record and choice cuts. You can pick up a physical copy of Sparklace when Cale hits the road with Anathallo in November and Ted Leo in December.
Happy As Can Be
Posted: Oct 20 2008
New Zealand's breakthrough artist of the year, Cut Off Your Hands, bring their melodic concoctions to the US in several forms this week. Happy As Can Be their new EP, sees the light via Frenchkiss, while New York residents and CMJ-goers have four opportunities to see them around town. A US debut full-length is set to follow this January!
Taking Off Their Gloves
Posted: Oct 17 2008
Bear Hands currently have a featured interview in QRO Magazine. There's a wealth of information in this one, so make sure to check it during your lunch break. The buzzed-about rockers will make a couple of appearances stateside before heading to the UK for a spell.
Swing The Vote, Change The Date
Posted: Oct 16 2008
In order to allow music fans to attend the recently announced Swing Vote concert in Richmond, Minus The Bear's date at The National has been moved back to MONDAY OCTOBER 27th. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Richmond, go out and get a double dose of rock!

Unfortunately, Annuals won't be able to join Minus The Bear, as they had previously scheduled an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Don't get too down, Portugal the Man and Statehood have stepped up to join Sylvie in making it a special night.
Home Is Where...
Posted: Oct 16 2008
Oxford Collapse will be all over the place during CMJ in NYC next week. After catching their breath, the seasoned 3-piece will join England's Kaiser Chiefs on a couple of indie-tacular dates!

Get Well
Posted: Oct 15 2008
Pinback is taking part in a benefit show for San Diego musician, Terrin Durfey. Terrin, who fronted Boilermaker and toured as a member of Pinback, has been battling cancer for the last 10 years. Tickets are sold out! If you can't make it to the show, you can make a donation here.
Sarah Palin, You've Been Served
Posted: Oct 15 2008

via Wonkette
No Anxiety For This Separation
Posted: Oct 14 2008
Underoath kicks off the US portion of their world tour tomorrow, October 15th! Following a great run of shows in the UK, South Africa, and Australia, the boys are stoked to introduce their fans to the new record, Lost in the Sound of Separation.
Posted: Oct 14 2008
The psychedelic collaboration of Adam Franklin and Sam Fogarino, Magnetic Morning, take their show to the road this week. If you didn't grab their track "At A Crossroads, Passive" from Stereogum a few weeks back, here's another chance to sample a cut from their debut album A.M.
Fear The Dove
Posted: Oct 07 2008
These Arms Are Snakes' latest effort Tail Swallower & Dove is out today! We recommend picking up a copy here, where you can score some super cool colored vinyl or the trusty CD version direct from our friends at Suicide Squeeze.

We're also very pleased to announce that Tail Swallower & Dove is the #2 most added album at CMJ this week!
FREE In-Store
Posted: Oct 06 2008
Seattle favorites, These Arms Are Snakes, are giving a free in-store performance tonight (10/6) at Easy Street Records on the eve of the release of Tail Swallower & Dove. The rock kicks off at 10:30pm, with a signing session to follow.
Hold The Lipstick...
Posted: Sep 30 2008
Ted Leo recently had a chat with Marissa Moss of The Huffington Post. Read how he feels about the intersection of art and politics here.
Switcheroo Down Under
Posted: Sep 24 2008
Two dates as part of Underoath's tour of Australia have been changed. Due to an enormous fan response, the Brisbane Underoath show scheduled for Thursday October 2nd at the Arena is heading over to The Tivoli on Tuesday September 30th. Meanwhile, the Sydney show at the Roundhouse has been moved to Thursday October 2nd. All tickets purchased previously will be honored. An additional, limited batch of tickets for Brisbane will be released at 9:00AM on Thursday September 25th.
Prep Your Headphones
Posted: Sep 18 2008
Aloha percussionist, Cale Parks, has a collection of audio treats on the way via Polyvinyl Records in November. Go ahead and partake in this sample called "Some Sew, Some Find."
In English... With German Subtitles
Posted: Sep 17 2008
Ratatat chats up their new album, LP3, with a German website. Have a translator handy... Stateside, their current tour is drawing rave reviews-- hello, San Diego! Howdy, Austin!
The Drop Treatment
Posted: Sep 17 2008
Score a preview of Magnetic Morning's debut full-length A.M. over on Stereogum. The LP is due out October 21st courtesy Friend Or Faux.
Posted: Sep 17 2008
Following up their recent appearance at the East Village Radio Festival, Boris will yet again grace our shores in North America during November. If you want to catch them this time around, you best plan ahead, as the experimental rockers will be joining Nine Inch Nails for a string of dates in addition to a few, select headlining shows.
Lost Is Found
Posted: Sep 17 2008
With all the talk out there about sagging album sales, Underoath continues on the path of its past three albums, with the new Lost In The Sound Of Separation debuting at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. They also came in at #5 on the Top Digital albums chart. That's a lot of downloads, people! Remember, Underoath is touring in South Africa, Australia and everywhere in between this fall, so get out there.
Rapid Response
Posted: Sep 15 2008
Outraged by the police activity in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area surrounding the recent RNC convention, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists were drawn to action.

From Ted:
“…Real people were hurt in St. Paul, and real people have bills to pay, and real people need funding to continue their good works. We (the band and I) were all feeling these events as deeply as we could from our 1200 mile remove, and so as not to feel entirely powerless, and in an attempt to contribute SOMETHING to that continuation of those good works, we wrote a song and recorded it…”

Rapid Response is available now for an exclusive two-week window via Touch and Go Records for $4.00, with other donation options available for those who would like to contribute an additional amount. All proceeds from this EP will go directly to Food Not Bombs Minneapolis, Democracy Now and the legal fees for those who have been arrested.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are about to embark on a 25 date tour supporting the like-minded, socially conscious punk band Against Me!. After that, TLRX headlines a string of dates, mainly in swing states across the US. Of special note, on the eve of election night 2008, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will play a show at Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana. Here’s hoping we’ve got even more to celebrate that evening.
The Company I Can Get
Posted: Sep 10 2008
The New Year's self-titled album is out now! The record debuted at #19 on eMusic. Read what others have to say about it here. The New Year will be making stops at cities on both US coasts as part of their fall tour. You can prep your musician stalker knowledge by reading Stereogum's feature.

Frightened Spinto Cutie
Posted: Sep 04 2008
Frightened Rabbit follows up the success of their latest offering The Midnight Organ Fight on a string of dates with indie poppers The Spinto Band. Afterwards, they will rush home to the UK in mid-November to join Death Cab For Cutie.
Rumblin' Noise
Posted: Sep 04 2008
The Rumble Strips have tapped Mark Ronson to produce their second album. The Grammy award-winning producer will release the results on his label, Allido Records, in spring 2009. You shouldn't have any trouble hearing their debut on the airwaves, as Girls And Weather is currently the #9 most added album by CMJ charting stations. See them on their first US tour this fall.
Sub Pop Readies Obits
Posted: Sep 04 2008
Sub Pop Records has officially announced their partnership with Obits. The seasoned rockers will make their debut on the label in early 2009.
Getting The Band Back Together
Posted: Sep 04 2008
After disbanding in 2004, Denali has announced two, intimate reunion shows this fall. You can catch them in NYC on Friday September 26th at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Saturday October 11th at The Echoplex in Los Angeles. Be sure to grab tickets early for these special events.
Free Radio
Posted: Sep 04 2008
Boris is scheduled to headline the inaugural East Village Radio Music Festival. The NYC internet radio station has put together a full day of free performances at Pier 17 on Saturday September 6th. Hip-Hop legend, KRS-One, will handle the hosting duties.
MTV2 Debuts Desperate
Posted: Aug 29 2008
A busy fall for Underoath gears up tomorrow with the television debut of their video for "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures." Catch the premiere Saturday, August 30th on Headbangers Ball.
Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear
Posted: Aug 25 2008
Underoath will launch their world tour beginning Saturday, August 30 in Mexico City at the Centro De Convenciones. This show marks the group’s first-ever visit to Mexico. On September 2, the day of release of Lost in the Sound of Separation, Underoath will hold a special in-store signing at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square beginning at 4:00pm (1540 Broadway, New York, NY; 212-921-1020). Later that evening, the band will perform at their CD release party at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza in the city.

Following the CD kick off party, the group will launch the U.K. portion of the trek September 6. Tours of Germany, Italy, South Africa and Australia will follow. The band will return to the U.S. for a special show on October 4 at Honolulu’s Pipeline Café before launching their major autumn nationwide U.S. tour on October 15 with Saosin, Devil Wears Prada, P.O.S., Person L and Famine supporting.

Look for more dates to be announced shortly as Underoath will tour throughout 2008 and 2009.
Underoath's Lost in the Sound of Separation Release Show
Posted: Aug 06 2008
In celebration of the release of Lost in the Sound of Separation, Underoath will be playing a very special CD release party in NYC.

TUESDAY SEPT 2ND @ The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza w/ The Red Chord, 12 Looks Like You

Pick up your pre-sale tickets August 6th at 10:00 AM - August 8th at 10:00PM through Ticketmaster.com (password: Underoath777)
Need More Bear
Posted: Aug 05 2008
Minus The Bear will be back out on the road in the fall with Annuals. You can score pre-sale tickets now at the band's website!
Posted: Aug 04 2008
Underoath will make their first appearance in Mexico later this month as part of the 2008 Warped Tour Party. Grab a ticket for August 30th!
Come On, Fall
Posted: Jul 31 2008
Suicide Squeeze is set to release These Arms Are Snakes' next album titled Tail Swallower & Dove on October 7th. Check the exclusive announcement! One can expect to hear some of the new tunes during their appearance at Bumbershoot and a quick warm-up tour in September.
US Debut
Posted: Jul 28 2008
The Rumble Strips finally arrive in the US this fall in support of their record Girls and Weather-- out in North America on August 5th via Gigantic. Some nice things are being said.
'ITS Coming
Posted: Jul 24 2008
BITS the latest album from Oxford Collapse hits stores August 5th via Sub Pop. Catch them live supporting We Are Scientists in July/August followed by a jaunt with Love As Laughter.
Leading Into Lost
Posted: Jul 22 2008
Underoath's new album, Lost In The Sound Of Separation hits stores on September 2nd. The band just posted a new track from the album here.

The album arrives in three different editions:

Regular Edition - includes the full length Lost in the Sound of Separation CD.

Special Edition - includes the Lost in the Sound of Separation CD and 40+ minute DVD featuring a making-of documentary.

Deluxe Edition - includes a 56 page, embossed black cloth covered, perfect bound hard back book / Full length CD / DVD featuring a 40 minute making-of documentary / Two saw blade die-cut 10" vinyl records, one turquoise marble, one red marble / All packaged in a white cloth covered 4 fold box / Hand numbered and signed by Underoath.

You can pre-order now!
Facing The Truth
Posted: Jul 21 2008
Local H's Scott Lucas opens up to CMJ about their latest offering, Twelve Angry Months. Check it.
On The Air
Posted: Jul 14 2008
Minus The Bear just appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
It's Been Called A Sonic Marriage...
Posted: Jul 14 2008
Adam Franklin of Swervedriver and Sam Fogarino of Interpol have collaborated as Magnetic Morning. We're happy to welcome them to Flower and look forward to hearing their full-length debut live in the fall.
Duo Takeover
Posted: Jul 14 2008
Ratatat's latest collection of grooves, LP3, was just released this past week. If you missed their quick run of sold out shows to celebrate, fear not. An extensive tour of the US kicks off late next month with stops including the Henry Fonda theater in LA, the annual Hideout Block Party in Chicago, and Terminal 5 in NYC. Catch the video for the track "Mirando" below:
Sacramento Mayhem Rescheduled
Posted: Jul 11 2008
Today's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival show in Sacramento (July 11th) is being rescheduled due to the wildfires in the area. The show will now take place on Monday July 14th. The rest of the schedule for Underoath and the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is NOT affected.
A Warmer Planet of Ice
Posted: Jul 08 2008
Minus The Bear recently made a stop at the Daytrotter studio to record a few acoustic cuts from Planet of Ice. Take a listen.
A Bit of Bits
Posted: Jun 27 2008
Oxford Collapse have a new record dropping August 5th via Sub Pop. Grab a free download of the song "The Birthday Wars" here.
Still Bangin'
Posted: May 15 2008
Pelican's video for "Dead Between the Walls" from City of Echoes premieres Saturday night on MTV2 during Headbangers Ball. You can preview the video and get the background story from Laurent here.
Become Acquainted
Posted: Apr 28 2008
Before the release of their new record Smile on April 29th, Atsuo Mizuno of Boris got together with Pitchfork to talk about the album, international touring, and why they seem to be more popular outside of Japan.
Attraction By Addition
Posted: Apr 08 2008
Swervedriver has been added to this year's Coachella line-up. Catch them on Sunday as the sun begins to set. Tickets are still available for all those procrastinators out there.

And for those of us who won't be able to hang in the desert for a few days...
Get It Now
Posted: Apr 07 2008
We already told you about UNDEROATH headlining the Hot Topic Stage during this summer's Rockstar Mayhem Festival. Go ahead and pick-up those pre-sale tickets!
The Chariot Gets Woozy
Posted: Apr 07 2008
The Chariot's Josh Scogin has directed a video for the song "They Drew Their Swords." Explains Scogin,"I wanted it to be really out there, with no boundaries or real structure. We really wanted it to show how chaotic the music was, and made that the main focus, even more than the video itself. I'd say the random segments are the circus sideshow, but more realistic. Anything I wanted to shoot I did and if it worked I kept it." Check out the results here.
Summer Mayhem
Posted: Mar 18 2008
UNDEROATH will headline the Hot Topic Stage during this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival, set to kick off July 9th at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle. The much-buzzed-about tour will hit 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada between early July and late August. A full itinerary will be announced on April 1 with the festival's pre-sale commencing on April 4th and the national on sale to commence on April 19th.
Can't Make It To The Show?
Posted: Mar 10 2008
Pelican released a DVD packed with live-footage back in December. Check out this review.
7 Nights For 12 Angry Months
Posted: Feb 29 2008
Local H is set to rock a seven night residency at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen May 7th through May 13th. Local H will perform a different studio album from start to finish on each night, wrapping up with the release of their latest offering, 12 Angry Months. Week-long passes are available via Music Today. Week-long pass holders also get their hands on a Local H T-shirt and a picture with the band.

If a trip to Chicago is not in the cards for you, Local H will hit the road hard in May and June. Stops include historic venues such as Luna Lounge, Troubadour, and The Independent.
Georgie James, Your Midseason Replacement
Posted: Feb 19 2008
Lots of media news from the Georgie James camp this month. Not only can you catch them on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Wednesday February 27th, but you can ask them your own questions for an upcoming segment on MTVU as part of their Freshman 5 feature. If radio is more your thing, John Davis guest hosts for the month of February on XM Radio's AIRTime (Tuesdays at 10pm EST, Channel 43). Grab their new iTunes single featuring Cake Parade and a special Simon and Garfunkel cover here.
Prøfessør Murdær Rides the Subway tö Ikeå
Posted: Feb 14 2008
Professor Murder is set to depart for a week's worth of shows in Scandinavia beginning Monday, February 18.

Monday, February 18: Oslo, Norway: Garage
Tuesday, February 19: Kristiansand, Norway: Charlie's Bar
Wednesday, February 20: Malmo, Sweden: Debaser.
Thursday, February 21: Bergen, Norway: Hulen
Friday, February 22: Stockholm, Sweden: Debaser Slussen

Look for them stateside at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday April 25th. In other news...

Professor Murders has a new single "Civilization Three" out now at RCRDLBL.COM.

Additionally, the DUTCH HEX single (Brothers Label) is now out on iTunes, featuring remixes by Trey told em' (Girl Talk + Frank Musarra) and Max Pask. Preview here. Ha det så bra!
Guns of Navarone... In Technicolor
Posted: Feb 08 2008
Check out this super sweet video for Maritime's "Guns of Navarone." We could post a YouTube version, but trust us, this high quality link is worth the buffer time.
Boris Smile This Spring
Posted: Feb 06 2008
Pitchfork pens a news item on the next Boris record, Smile, due out April 9th on Southern Lord.
Fr[ee] M[u]s[i]c
Posted: Jan 15 2008
Online music collective (and vowel separatists) RCRD LBL features two new Cut Off Your Hands tracks here.
Nevermind The Beatles
Posted: Jan 09 2008
SWINDLE has picked Hot Club de Paris as one of Liverpool's "most unique acts" in a new feature on the British city's revived arts community. Cheers, mates!
Silver Storms In The Heartland
Posted: Jan 09 2008
One wouldn't expect Rock Island, Illinois to be a coveted stop on a band's tour. The A-Sides recently made a quick detour to the small, "well-mannered town" to record a Daytrotter Session. Take a listen.
Hold The Gravy
Posted: Jan 09 2008
Patton Oswalt throws caution to the wind in an attempt to come clean about his relationship with KFC's "Famous Bowl." If you have a weak stomach, do not click here.
Get Up, Get Down!
Posted: Jan 08 2008
Radar Bros. debuts their video for "When Cold Air Goes to Sleep" from the new album Auditorium

Toilet Paper for Pinback
Posted: Jan 07 2008
Rob Crow of Pinback fills in Pitchfork on his best purchase of '07 along with a few other juicy tidbits...
All Things Considered, Georgie James Rocks
Posted: Dec 19 2007
Stereogum kindly reviews a recent NPR/Georgie James collaboration via this link. You can hear and see the magic here.
Making The List
Posted: Dec 14 2007
Scottish, cultural magazine The Skinny has named The Twilight Sad's Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters the top record of the year. Woot!
Go Naked
Posted: Dec 07 2007
Blender has named Ted Leo "the most compassionate indie-rocker" following this recent on stage exchange with a fan. And if that doesn't satisfy your need for shirtless dudes posing with rockstars, click here.
Professor Murder says touche, Radiohead
Posted: Nov 30 2007
Our favorite timbale and bass group is offering up their new EP Professor Murder On A Desert Island for free. Though there won't be a fancy deluxe edition to follow, they do provide artwork for those who like to burn it up DIY-style. Yes yes, y’all!

Aloha means essential listening
Posted: Nov 30 2007
Aloha’s latest, Light Works , is streaming on the band’s MySpace page leading up to a December 4th release date. For those who slept on 2006’s Some Echoes , you can now pick it up for $8!
World Premiere Video: Pinback "Good To Sea"
Posted: Nov 19 2007
Media marketers have been known to spend thousands of dollars on poorly positioned, "fan-oriented" web campaigns-- some have even tried to pass off studio work as cult, viral content. Here's an example of what the real deal looks like:
Minus The Bear = “insatiable prog-goodness”
Posted: Nov 12 2007
Way back in late September, Minus The Bear set off on the road in support of their Billboard and CMJ charting Planet Of Ice. Their sold-out, nearly two month trek wrapped up this past Saturday in Seattle. We couldn’t help but laugh at this reviewer’s imagery of the Bear’s “fist… of virtue.” Whatever that means. Welcome home, fellas!
Ted Leo goes Over the Top!
Posted: Nov 12 2007
[via Stereogum] We always knew Ted Leo was an intense performer, but never equated him with Sylvester Stallone until this Tom Scharpling-penned, Mike Bellino-directed video for "Colleen." In it, Mr. Leo sets up shop in a motel, applies a proper amount of powder, finds himself a referee, and takes on all comers in intense arm wrestling wrangles, handing his hapless victims pink Ted Leo & The Pharmacists t-shirts. CONTINUE READING AND WATCH THE VIDEO
Posted: Nov 02 2007
ISIS is celebrating 10 years of producing thinking man's metal with a tour of several favorite spots on the east and west coasts. Get on out there and keep an eye peeled for a couple new singles to be released by Ipecac Recordings in February. Rock!
Jesu Shows Off Lifeline
Posted: Oct 31 2007
Jesu's brand new EP Lifeline is out now. The folks over at CMJ take a stab at describing Jesu's epic sound in their featured review here.
Flower Artists Rule The Airwaves… at least those charted by CMJ
Posted: Oct 31 2007
For the period ending 10/23, Maritime was the #1 top added artist by CMJ charted radio stations. Congratulations guys! Jimmy Eat World, Division Day, and Cut Off Your Hands were also included in CMJ's Top 20 Adds. That’s no small feat!

Check out Jimmy Eat World’s video for “Big Casino”:
Mum's The Word
Posted: Oct 31 2007
Mum arrived in the US last week to support their new record Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy. Pictures from their recent performance at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles provided by Pitchfork.
Georgie James made a video...
Posted: Oct 25 2007
...it looks like this:
"Rock On Young Savior"
Posted: Oct 19 2007
Jimmy Eat World’s Chase This Light is out now. To celebrate the new record, El Rey Theatre and KROQ hosted a pre-release show complete with “Big Casino” inspired gambling tables.

Check out Jimmy Eat World’s tour page for recently added dates on the east coast.
Frightened Rabbit Hitches A Ride
Posted: Oct 15 2007
Glasgow’s Frightened Rabbit has arrived in the U.S. and will join Pinback on a tour of the Midwest and western states before setting out on their own towards the east coast. Pick up their debut album now on sale.
Cut Off Your Hands take Manhattan!
Posted: Oct 12 2007
Our favourite New Zealanders, Cut Off Your Hands (sorry Bret and Jemaine), are coming to America to perform 7 shows in 3 days during this year's CMJ Music Marathon. Read what the New York Times had to say about it . For those that can't make it to NYC, Cut Off's set at the Gothamist House (Wed 10/17 @ 2:15pm EST) will be broadcast on WOXY.com.

After CMJ the band will return to work on their debut full length with various producers including Bernard Butler (of Suede fame) and Stephen Street (of Suedehead fame). Watch for a release in 2008 on 679 Recordings. In the meantime, IAMSOUND just released the Shaky Hands EP. Stream it over at AOL.
L.A. Times calls it "compelling art"
Posted: Sep 28 2007
Point your internet here to hear some covers and remixes (including Enjoy the Silence!) from Division Day. You might also want to check here for more information on solving the beartrap island puzzle.
Now On Tour: [pretty much all of 'em]
Posted: Sep 28 2007
For some, fall ushers in melancholy due to shortened days, disappointing television series premieres, the end of summer grilling and blah, blah, blah. While seasonal depression may be a good reason for skipping out on work or avoiding certain social obligations, it is no excuse for missing out on some sweet, new tunes. Many Flower artists are hitting the road in the coming months with fresh albums. For your Fall '07 soundtrack, might we recommend?:

The A-Sides
The Comedians of Comedy
Division Day
Emma Pollock
Evergreen Terrace
Georgie James
Small Sins
Travis Morrison Hellfighters

Take a look at our nifty Tours page. You'll find someone coming to your town. And if not, maybe you have every reason to be depressed...
MTV Features... Music?!
Posted: Sep 17 2007
Hot off the wire from Suicide Squeeze Records:

"Beginning this week, September 17- 23, Minus the Bear will be the subject of MTV's 52 Bands, a special feature segment on the main channel that highlights one band per week, throughout the year. The segments are a series of 30-60 second spots on the band, that will be played every 7.5 minutes throughout the day on the channel - That's over 11 hours of Minus the Bear on MTV!"

See the fancy, MTV generated profile here.

The Rumble Strips' Girls and Weather...
Posted: Sep 13 2007
...was released this week in the UK and is BBC6 Music's Album of The Day (9/13). Read all about it! Check out their video for the first single "Girls and Boys in Love"
Stream the new album from The A-Sides
Posted: Aug 31 2007
This just in from the fine folks at Philebrity, a sneak peak (um, sneak listen?) of The A-Sides's Silver Storms. Stream it up!
Minus the Bear in the Billboard Top 200!!
Posted: Aug 30 2007
We're so proud! Minus the Bear's Planet of Ice hit high on the Billboard charts this week! #74 in Billboard's Top 200 and #22 on their Alternative charts!

In other good news, Planet of Ice is at #5 this week at CMJ!

Very Impressive!! Thanks to everyone out there for supporting our Bear!
Catch the Almost on Jimmy Kimmel tonight!!!
Posted: Aug 28 2007
The Almost will be Jimmy Kimmel's featured musical guest on tonight's episode on ABC. Check your local listings!!
Jesu announces fall tour!!
Posted: Aug 22 2007
Coming to a town near you! Check out the Jesu page on Flowerbooking's website. For more information regarding a number of Justin Broadrick's projects, check out his blog!
Play games with Pinback!
Posted: Aug 21 2007

Or rather...play "November Fireflight" at Pinback's snazzy website here!

Touch and Go's website reads, "Dangerous missions are all in a day's work for Pinback's Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Robertdale Rulon Crow Jr. This time, however, our heroes need your help rescuing a defenseless firefly from the evil fish and malevolent griffins."

"In celebrating Pinback's epic return and their incredible album, Autumn of the Seraphs, we present November Fireflight, an adventure game set to some of our favorite brand new Pinback tunes. So enough talk! Go join Rob and Zach on their quest against nefarious creatures and help them return their precious winged friend home safely to the Autumn of the Seraphs. We bid you well!"

Minus the Bear's Planet of Ice on Sale Today!!!!
Posted: Aug 21 2007
Good news for those of you breathlessly waiting to buy Minus the Bear's new album, Planet of Ice. Feel free to exhale, because you can now purchase the new album anywhere worth shopping!! (Well...anywhere that sells records, that is...)

Also- check out Minus the Bear's new Planet of Ice website for news, videos, pictures, and other information here!

And...last but not least, MTV has picked up Minus the Bear's new video for "Knights." Watch the premiere this Sunday, August 26th on Subterranean.
Travis Morrison Hellfighters
Posted: Aug 16 2007
Barsuk Records will release the latest from former Dismemberment Plan-er Travis Morrison and his new band Hellfighters. All Y'All will be released August 21st. Stream the album.
The Almost are on the cover of Alternative Press!!!
Posted: Aug 15 2007

Check out Alternative Press's website here.

A Message From Pinback to their Faithful Fans on the topic of Preordering
Posted: Aug 15 2007
WHY Preorder????

First pressing of Autumn of the Seraphs will come packaged with a limited-edition bonus disc? That's right. Three brand new, unreleased, studio-recorded Pinback gems, two of which come from the Autumn sessions. Turn that digipak upside down! And, never fear, vinyl lovers: your LP order will come complete with a coupon to download Autumn of the Seraphs as well as the bonus EP tracks. To ensure that your copy comes from that special pressing, you should click on over to our website here and pre-order that shit. For real.

Bonus EP Track Listing: 1. I'm a Pretty Lady 2. Kylie 3. Autumn of The Seraphs

Pre-ordered CD includes Bonus EP on CD. Pre-ordered LP includes Bonus EP as MP3 download + MP3's of the album.

Preorder here.
Minus the Bear premiers new video!!
Posted: Aug 14 2007
Check out Minus the Bear's new video for "Knights" here!
For those of you who couldn't come to Lollapalooza...
Posted: Aug 09 2007

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists performing "Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?"
Pelican blogs from the road!
Posted: Aug 09 2007
Not only can Pelican play instruments, but they can blog too! Read all about their current tour on their blog at http://blog.myspace.com/pelican.
Get to Know What's Going On In Patton Oswalt's Mind- Only on Pitchfork!
Posted: Aug 09 2007
One of Pitchfork Media's most interesting features is the Guest List feature, which allows your favorite artists to speak their minds on a number of different topics- from favorite venues to the ringtone on their phone. Read Patton's mind here.
Pinback Tours! Adds Limited Edition EP to Autumn of the Seraphs
Posted: Aug 01 2007
In an effort to sweeten an already fairly sweet deal, Pinback is adding a limited edition EP bonus disc featuring three previously unreleased tracks to the first pressing of the CD and LP editions of Autumn of the Seraphs. What a bonus!

Autumn of the Seraphs will be released this autumn, obviously, on Touch and Go Records . Buy the album on September 11th! Or if you can't wait that long, you can buy an mp3 of the single, "From Nothing to Nowhere" on Touch and Go's website.

In conjunction with this release, Pinback will be hitting the road in September and October. Check out their latest tour dates here or here!
The Almost announce post-Warped headline dates
Posted: Jul 30 2007
The Almost single “Southern Weather” has been burning up the alternative radio charts all summer long – hitting the top 5 most played songs in the country and no doubt making terrestrial radio a little easier on the ears. While they’re still on deck for a whole month’s worth of shows still on Warped Tour, we’ve added some September headline east coast dates with special guests Meg & Dia and Josh Moore. Check it out!
Minus The Bear fall tour - Presale tickets now available!
Posted: Jul 30 2007
The fall season brings great things: the changing leaves, sweaters & jackets, and of course, Minus the Bear will be releasing new album Planet of Ice on Aug 21 and to celebrate have announced a handful of September tour dates. You can get presale tickets HERE and rest assured, if you don’t see your hometown listed yet, more dates will be announced soon.
The A-Sides...
Posted: Jul 26 2007
...are Spin's band of the day (July 26). Czech it out!
Evergreen Terrace's Wolfbiker Out Now on Metal Blade Records!!
Posted: Jul 26 2007
Review by: Erin Fox, posted on The Gauntlet.

Evergreen Terrace has finally come into its own on Wolfbiker,” an energetically abrasive album that is not only enjoyably aggressive, but spontaneously memorable. When you hear cuts like the Bad Religion-influenced “Chaney Can’t Quite Riff Like Helmet’s Page Hamilton” and “High Tide Or No Tide,” you’ll feel like you’ve loved these tracks forever. The appeal is instantaneous and immensely entertaining. If the chorus to the latter doesn’t raise your pulse and command you to sing along, you’re a freaking vegetable, because there’s no doubt that Evergreen Terrace is rocking harder than ever before.

The record’s title track is suitably infectious, complete with a dissonant, anguished bridge that builds to a crescendo with an unforgiving authority. It’s hard to believe these guys have come so far so quickly, from upstart hardcore outfit to bonafide contenders for the crown. Wolfbiker really is light years ahead of the band’s previous works, both in terms of substance and delivery. Whether Evergreen Terrace is riding out a thumping, mid-paced groove or slamming down a frantic, punked-up frenzy, they do so with an assertiveness that beckons the listener’s attention and demands action. Dual, offsetting guitar harmonies, massive vocal melodies of the type you can’t help but sing along with and mighty, barbed-wire chugging are each strewn throughout the record, accents landing in all the right places.

Wolfbiker takes the listener to the edge and back, doing so with musical ingenuity and plenty of conviction. What’s most important here is that the group avoids overuse of typical hardcore clichés, applying breakdowns and gang vocals only when need be. Such restraint is evidence of a refined songwriting palette, and this album is one that highlights a band that has hit its creative stride in grand fashion.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists perform at Pop Montreal- Tickets on sale now!!
Posted: Jul 23 2007
from Pop Montreal's website (www.popmontreal.com)

POP MONTREAL is extremely proud to announce an initial peek at our 2007 line-up. Our festival dates this year run from Oct 3-7th. For our 6th edition we will be presenting a daring and exciting array of concerts and parties by iconic legends and rare savants in old theatres, churches, loft spaces, loading docks and traditional venues around Montreal. This will be the kind of festival to make you all giddy and goofy. It will make you believe, it will make you dance and cry and lose your shit. Some of the highlights this year include the Rock and Roll Hall of fame poet laureate Patti Smith; the grimy post punk dismantlers of blue-collar rock n' roll Pere Ubu; the seminal purveyors of self taught unconventional avant garde Half Japanese; the neo soul misfit Cody ChesnuTT whose rare performances are almost as special as his silky smooth tenor; the west coast underground hyphy (hip hop) kings The Federation who bring their dance floor bangers to Canada for the first time; Mort Sahl the comedic legend who was born in Montreal over 80 years ago and has influenced everyone from Lenny Bruce to Woody Allen and JFK to Ronald Regan; 70's rock icon Michel Pagliaro, or as we affectionately call him, Pag, who is going to show us all what it's like to make music in Quebec and bridge cultural, linquistic and generational lines. Added to this list are amazing local talents like A-Trak, Chromeo, Sunset Rubdown and Megasoid, reggae crooner Junior Kelly, French club sensation Yelle, underground hip hop hypesters, Daedalus, DJ /Rupture, Kid Sister, The Cool Kids and Glitch Mob, plus all kinds of amazing genre-defying acts, such as Caribou, Qui, Final Fantasy, Ron Sexsmith, Fujiya and Miyagi, Chad Van Gaalen, Gary Lucas and Bobby Conn. Of course that's just a taste. There will be over 300 artists performing this year: there will be art shows and a fashion show; an incredible conference in association with McGill University; as well as Film Pop and Puces Pop, the hippest craft fair known to indie-kind. So get your asses down to Pop, come and get your cherries popped, or just pop and pop until there is no more pop left in ya.

Confirmed Artists:

Patti Smith, Cody ChesnuTT, Pere Ubu, Half Japanese, Mort Sahl, Ron Sexsmith, Michel Pagliaro, Black Mountain, Oakley Hall, Sunset Rubdown, The National, A-Trak, Kid Sister, Caribou, Born Ruffians, Final Fantasy, Chromeo, Tiga, Bobby Conn, Yelle, DJ /Rupture, Tony Rebel, Jr Kelly, Starvin Hungry, Bionic, Trigger Effect, Lotusland, Magnolia Electric Co., Chad VanGaalen, The Watson Twins, MSTRKRFT, DJ Mehdi, Jay Reatard, Qui, Megasoid, Glitch Mob, The Cool Kids, Gary Lucas, Earlimart, Ndidi Onukwulu, Miracle Fortress, Taqaq, Fujiya and Miyagi, Daedalus, Filastine, United Steel Workers of Montreal, Barmitzvah Brothers, Fucked Up, Maga Bo, Georgie James, Tiombe Lockhart, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Basia Bulat, We're Marching On and much more.

Tickets for shows and passes on sale now.


Phone : 514-790-1245

Pitchfork Recap (with videos!)
Posted: Jul 20 2007
So...last weekend, the windy city hosted the 2nd annual Pitchfork Music Festival and Flowerbooking was proud to have three bands grace the stage. Professor Murder, The Twilight Sad, and Oxford Collapse played to the sold out crowd on Saturday, July 14th in Chicago's Union Park. Click here or here for reviews.

Lots of photos on Time Out Chicago's Flickr page here.

Professor Murder

Oxford Collapse

The Twilight Sad

Underoath Announces Fall headline Tour! Presale on now.
Posted: Jul 13 2007
After spending the last year traveling the globe on Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos Intl and as the special guest to Taking Back Sunday, Underoath are finally hitting the road as headliners to support their latest "DEFINE THE GREAT LINE". After returning to Warped Tour this summer for a brief stint, the fall tour will kick off Sept 22 in Houston, TX. Fanclub Presale Tickets onsale HERE.
Posted: Jul 13 2007
Its here! Our fine COMEDIANS OF COMEDY host Patton Oswalt has cooked up a new album's worth of "observations" and served it up Sub Pop style. The new album is called "Werewolves and Lollipops" and you can read more about it as well as purchase yourself a hot copy HERE
Robert Gomez featured on NPR's World Cafe
Posted: Jul 09 2007
On June 28th, Robert Gomez was featured on NPR's World Cafe. Listen to the interview and in-studio performance here.
See Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at Lollapalooza!
Posted: Jul 02 2007
Lollapalooza is just a few short weeks away! Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, a shining star among the hordes of bands playing the festival taking place in Chicago's Grant Park, will be performing Friday, August 3rd from 1:30-2:30 on the Myspace Stage. For more information, visit Lollapalooza's web site.
Oxford Collapse, Professor Murder, and The Twilight Sad at Pitchfork Festival
Posted: Jul 02 2007
It's summertime in Chicago and high time for a few festivals. Oxford Collapse, Professor Murder, and The Twilight Sad are all playing the upcoming Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago's Union Park. Unfortunately, the Festival has already sold out, but check Pitchfork's web site for updates and coverage of the festival itself.

See Pitchfork's review for Oxford Collapse's Remember the Night Parties here, their review for The Twilight Sad's Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters here, and their review of Professor Murder's Rides the Subway EP here.
The Almost profiled in the New York Times!
Posted: Jul 02 2007
Kalefa Sanneh writes about The Almost in the weekly feature, "Playlist". Check out the article here!! (Registration required)
The A-Sides
Posted: Jun 26 2007
The A-Sides recently stopped by the WOXY studios to record a Lounge Act session. The band debuted a few new songs from their Vagrant Records debut 'Silver Storms'. Check out the session HERE
New Sight
Posted: May 08 2007
Welcome to the new Flowerbooking website. We're still getting settled in but feel free to take a look around. Big ups to the folks at PROD and Chime Interactive.
Divison Day
Posted: May 04 2007
All hail Division Day !

JTLYK, Chris Levitus directed a hot video for "Hurricane". From DD's album "Beartrap Island" Seen it? OMG! TTFN!
The Almost
Posted: Apr 25 2007
THE ALMOST will head out with Paramore for a few weeks which will include a performance Bamboozle.Below is the new video for 'Say This Sooner' off of their new record "Southern Weather"!
Radio 4
Posted: Apr 25 2007
via Billboard

New York rock act Radio 4 is penning the score for the Antonino D'Ambrosio documentary "Let Fury Have the Hour," which examines the political impact of artists like The Clash and Manu Chao over the past four decades.

Actor Tim Robbins is serving as the executive producer of the film, which is based on D'Ambrosio's book of the same name. A soundtrack will feature new Radio 4 songs plus tracks from Chuck D, Moby, Ted Leo, Mos Def, Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and other artists to be announced, while Shephard Fairey will contribute original art.

"Generally, when films are made about how music and politics connect, they go back to Woody Guthrie, Dylan, Vietnam and Kent State," Radio 4 frontman Anthony Roman tells Billboard.com. "The idea is to start with the Clash and move forward; it's for our generation. It has a worldview, with artists like Manu Chao and Rachid Taha, who've kept that spirit going. It's the idea that music could be a universal political language to affect people and change." CONTINUE READING

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Posted: Apr 18 2007
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists have released their new long player 'Living With The Living'via Touch and Go Records. The album was recorded with Brendan Canty of Fugazi at Long View Farms...I know what your thinking "we already knew all of that that, c'mon Flowerbooking News page tell us something we don't know!" Ok well here's 10 Things You Didn't Know About Ted Leo.

As is the fashion of the time, TL&P mark this release with a North American tour with Love Of Diagrams. For those of you that can't make it out to a show NPR's All Songs Considered will webcast the band's March 29th performance at DC's 9:30 Club. Listen here.

Check out the video for the first single Bomb.Repeat.Bomb

Minus The Bear
Posted: Apr 12 2007
As you read this, the fellows in MINUS THE BEAR are finishing up their new record tentatively titled Planet of Ice". The band will be hitting the road during April and May alongside The Honorary Title and Chin Up Chin Up. For those of you attending the Milwaukee show, you will receive a special treat in the form of a performance by MARITIME! Don't fret Minneapolis, we got something for you too! Rhymesayer's very own P.O.S. will be performing with MTB on May 18th. Tickets are on sale now and they are moving fast.

MTB's Jake Snider recently chatted with Pitchfork about the new record. CHECK IT

Robert Gomez
Posted: Mar 29 2007
ROBERT GOMEZ has just embarked on tour to celebrate the release of his stunning new cd Brand New Towns. Listen the the album here. Check out the tour dates here. Check to see if you can transport items such as antlers and javelins here.

Posted: Mar 29 2007
UNDEROATH have announced the "Dirty South" tour featuring Norma Jean, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, The Glass Ocean, and As I Lay Dying (Atlanta only). Dates for this tour can be seen here. Tickets for the tour are on sale now and have been moving quickly.