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MOLINA AND JOHNSON Announce US Tour, Album Available for Pre-Order

It was an all-too-rare alignment of stars that brought prolific, new American songwriters Jason Molina and Will Johnson together some time ago to record the aptly titled MOLINA AND JOHNSON (Released Nov. 3) under the big Texas sky. Lucky for all of us, it will happen again in early 2010 for a full-on, intimate U.S tour. Following a string of European live dates that begin in November, Molina and Johnson will convene in late January to loop from Texas around the Southeast, East Coast and Midwest, returning to the Lone Star State again. On each of the U.S. dates, the duo will be joined by Chris Brokaw (Come/Codeine).

Molina And Johnson 2010 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/23 Houston, TX – Mango’s
1/24 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
1/25 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
1/26 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
1/27 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
1/28 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
1/29 Charlottesville, VA – Starr Hill Presents at The Southern
1/30 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
1/31 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
2/01 Albany, NY – The Linda
2/02 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
2/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
2/04 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
2/05 North Manchester, IN – The Firehouse
2/06 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
2/07 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
2/08 Newport, KY – Southgate House
2/09 St. Louis, MO – Bilikin Club at SLU
2/10 Nashville, TN – Exit In
2/11 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
2/12 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
2/13 Austin, TX – Lambert’s BBQ

Molina and Johnson will be released by Secretly Canadian next week, on November 3 (Nov. 2 in the UK) on CD/LP/Digital formats. The album is now available for pre-order HERE.

THROW ME THE STATUE announce their first US tour!

THROW ME THE STATUE has been wow-ing audiences of the Pacific Northwest for the past year, earning a residency slot at Seattle’s Chop Suey and a west coast tour with Jens Lekman. The release of his debut album on Secretly Canadian, “Moonbeams”, is upon us! This Tuesday, February 19th, “Moonbeams” will be available in stores, and to celebrate, TMTS will be playing a cd release show in Bellingham, WA on February 22nd and the NoisePop! Festival in San Francisco on February 28th.

Following the international release of “Moonbeams”, TMTS will begin their very first US tour, reaching both coasts and the magical music festival known as SXSW. Please join them in the following cities:

Feb 22 – Bellingham, WA – Boundary Bay Brewery
Feb 28 – San Francisco, CA – NoisePop! Fest at Great American Music Hall w/ Stellastarr
Mar 6 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s w/ Arthur and Yu
Mar 12 – 3/16 – Austin, TX – South by Southwest
Mar 13 – Austin, TX – Mohawk Lounge, Secretly Canadian Showcase w/ Black Mountain, Jens Lekman, and many more!
Mar 18 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey w/ Beach House and The Papercuts
Mar 22 – Missoula, MT – Badlander
Mar 23 – Spearfish, SD – Toomey’s
Mar 28 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s w/ Le Loup and The Ruby Suns
Mar 29 – Bloomington, IN – Art Hospital
Mar 31 – Lexington, KY – The Icehouse
Apr 2 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop w/ Born Ruffians and Cadence Weapon
Apr 8 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East (Corner)
Apr 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Khyber
Apr 11 – Ewing, NJ – Ratskeller College of New Jersey
Apr 18 – Austin, TX – Mohawk w/ Golden Bear
Apr 19 – Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s
Apr 21 – Santa Fe, NM – College of Santa Fe
Apr 22 – Flagstaff, AZ – Mia’s

Recent raves for TMTS:

“Moonbeams, the debut album from the group, is a collection of catchy, upbeat indie pop with enough experimental twists and turns to keep it interesting.” – NPR

“This guy is from Seattle, and, good lord, he is good!” – USA TODAY

“This standout track (“Lolita”) has the straightahead bedroom vocals of Guided by Voices, the lilting pop instincts of fellow Seattleites the Long Winters, and chutes-and-ladders melodies recalling the Shins. All are in service of a breezy July-afternoon song full of ramshackle bells, electronic beats, and simple, chugging guitars.” – PITCHFORK MEDIA¬†¬†

“A captivating set of songs that begs for repeated listens.” – FILTER MAGAZINE

JENS LEKMAN announces spring U.S. tour

JENS LEKMAN has just announced a bunch of new tour dates, beginning with a headlining appearance at the Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans label showcase in mid-March. Jens and his merry band will then make their way up the West Coast, across the central U.S., and will conclude the tour with a New York show at Webster Hall.

Jens and company will then head to the UK in mid-May, where they will perform at both the Pitcfork Media- and Explosions In The Sky-curated All Tomorrows Parties festival shows.

Tour dates:

03/13/08 Austin, TX – South By Southwest- SC Showcase- Mohawk
03/14/08 Dallas, TX – Granada
03/21/08 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
03/22/08 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
03/23/08 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
03/24/08 Portland, OR – Berbati’s
03/25/08 Seattle, WA – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
03/29/08 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
03/30/08 Madison, WI – Music Hall
03/31/08 Chicago, IL – Logan Square
04/01/08 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center For The Arts
04/02/08 Washington DC, – Black Cat
04/04/08 Boston, MA – Paradise
04/05/08 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05/09/08 Camber Sands, United Kingdom – Pitchfork/ All Tomorrows Parties
05/10/08 Camber Sands, United Kingdom – Pitchfork/ All Tomorrows Parties
05/11/08 Camber Sands, United Kingdom – Pitchfork/ All Tomorrows Parties
05/16/08 Minehead, United Kingdom – All Tomorrows Parties Fest
05/17/08 Minehead, United Kingdom – All Tomorrows Parties
05/18/08 Minehead, United Kingdom – All Tomorrows Parties

BODIES OF WATER announce U.S. tour with Sons & Daughters

Los Angeles-based Bodies of Water will be returning to the road in March and April in support of their critically acclaimed self-released debut “Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink”. A majority of the dates will be with Sons & Daughters, while others will be done with the Castanets, Phosphorescent, and the Bowerbirds.

02/01/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ Castanets
03/08/08 Norman, OK – The Opolis w/ Phosphorescent + Bowerbirds
03/10/08 Denton, TX – The Cavern w/ Phosphorescent + Bowerbirds
03/17/08 Atlanta, GA – The EARL w/ Citay + Sons and Daughters
03/18/08 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Sons and Daughters
03/21/08 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Sons and Daughters
03/22/08 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ Sons and Daughters
03/23/08 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Sons and Daughters
03/24/08 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs w/ Sons and Daughters
03/25/08 Montreal, QC – La Salla Rossa w/ Sons and Daughters
03/26/08 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace w/ Sons and Daughters
03/28/08 Chicago, IL – Double Door w/ Sons and Daughters
03/29/08 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater w/ Sons and Daughters
03/31/08 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive w/ Sons and Daughters
04/01/08 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge w/ Sons and Daughters
04/03/08 Seattle, WA – Neumos w/ Sons and Daughters
04/04/08 Vancouver, BC – Richard’s on Richard’s w/ Sons and Daughters
04/05/08 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ Sons and Daughters
04/07/08 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall w/ Sons and Daughters

Released on Bodies of Water’s own Thousand Tongues label, “Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink” had previously been available only at live shows, through digital retailers and on the band’s website. The album’s distribution will be expanded as Secretly Canadian helps Thousand Tongues make the album available to all good record shops internationally on January 22nd. The band’s first release for Secretly Canadian — the band’s second full-length — will happen in the summer of 2008.

DAVID VANDERVELDE preps new CDEP; Announces US tour with Blitzen Trapper and Euro tour with Magnolia Electric Co.

It’s been a busy year for Chicago’s DAVID VANDERVELDE. Mojo rejoiced in “the arrival of an eccentric talent whose head is firmly inclined toward the past” when he released his debut album The Moonstation House Band in January, and he and his band then duly took to the road on tours of the US and UK with Spoon and Richard Swift. Now, it’s getting ready to get busier, as the summer dawns and on June 19th Secretly Canadian releases the second single from The Moonstation House Band. A paean to young lust and getting high, “Nothin No” is a modern rock classic that recalls the spirit of glam rock’s most earnest & timeless teen anthems. The CD single also contains three other non-album tracks.

Vandervelde will be heading back across the Atlantic at the end of the month for seven solo dates, opening for label mates Magnolia Electric Co. in the UK, Austria and Germany.

06/25/07 London, UK – Scala w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
06/26/07 Nottingham, UK – The Rescue Rooms w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
06/29/07 Ebensee, Austria – Kino w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
06/30/07 Vienna, Austria – Szene w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
07/01/07 Munchen, Germany – Rote Sonne w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
07/02/07 Stuttgart, Germany – Schocken w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
07/03/07 Karlsruhe, Germany – Jubez w/ Magnolia Electric Co.

Upon returning from Europe, Vandervelde and his Moonstation House Band immediately embark on another full US tour – this time with Portland’s Blitzen Trapper, with a few odd dates with Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes and Austin’s The Black Angels sprinkled in to add extra flavor. The tour will triumphantly end in Vandervelde’s home town of Chicago where he’ll be playing at Lollapalooza.

07/05/07 Rock Island, IL – Ribco
07/06/07 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
07/07/07 Springfield, MO – Randy Bacon Gallery
07/08/07 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
07/11/07 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/13/07 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/14/07 Tempe, AZ – Stinkweeds w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/16/07 Austin, TX – Emo’s w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/17/07 Dallas, TX – The Loft w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/18/07 Houston, TX – Walter’s on Washington w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/19/07 Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/20/07 Atlanta, GA – tba w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/21/07 Wilmington, NC – Bella Festa w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/22/07 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/23/07 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/24/07 Boston, MA – Great Scott w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/25/07 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/26/07 Cleveland, OH – Beachland w/ Besnard Lakes
07/27/07 Ann Arbor, The Blind Pig – Blitzen Trapper
07/28/07 Milwaukee, WI – Stonefly Brewing Co
08/04/07 Chicago, IL – Schubas w/ Illinois + Black Angels
08/05/07 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

Mp3: “Nothin’ No” from “Nothin’ No” CDEP

Mp3: “Jacket” from “The Moonstation House Band”

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