Air Traffic Controller On The Road And On The Bose

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The mighty Air Traffic Controller juggernaut rolls on, bringing the band and their music closer and closer to every single American music lover with some exciting recent developments. Firstly, the band is hitting the road once again, this time in support of Arizona’s Jared & The Mill. Here are those dates:

 

11/23 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
11/24 – Ortliebs – Philadelphia, PA
11/27 – Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. – Purcellville, VA
11/28 – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
11/29 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
11/30 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
12/2 – The Cave – Toronto, ON
12/3 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
12/5 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
12/6 – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
12/7 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

Furthermore! If you’re not in any of those areas, you can cozy up to the Bose audio display at your nearest Best Buy or Target and get a load of the band in the video Bose produced for them, as they perform their song “You Know Me.” Or, uh, you can just watch it right here:

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October’s Top-Ranked Artists

Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“Hey Katie” by The Chance

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“Ferris Wheel” by Maci Rivers

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“Pawn” by For Every Day

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“3 Shots” by SKO1on1

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“The Last Day Of Earth” by James Alan Gourley

 

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.

New Therapy? Single “Deathstimate” Out Today

Deathstimate-cover-artOut just in time to put you in the most somber of Halloween moods is “Deathstimate” the new single from Therapy?‘s latest album Disquiet. As you’ll hear, “Deathstimate” is an ambient ocean of zen (nicely represented in the video below) punctuated by an utter avalanche of heavy riffs.

The single release includes two otherwise unavailable B-sides, “Electricity” and “If You’re Driving Pull Over.” Check it out on iTunes / Spotify.

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PyInfamous Readies New LP

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, Mississippi emcee and grand prize winner of our Coors Light Search For The Coldest, is back with a new LP, The Struggle Has Just Begun II: We Struggle Too, produced by Vic Wilson. Though it’s been a long wait for new music, the previews we’ve heard so far hint that the new collection will deliver Py’s best work yet. “HTC (Hope Tomorrow Comes)” is the first official track. Check it out:

We’ve also got a track called “New Jim Crow” that was just debuted as part of a recent interview/podcast (starts at the 8:50 mark):

And just about a month ago, Py delivered a freestyle called “Bird’s Eye View” that might not be on the new album, but features an artist at the top of his game:

Check back soon for details on the upcoming official release, and follow @PyInfamous.

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Aloud Looks Back At “Darkest Days”

a3462869853_10The dynamic rock and roll quartet known as Aloud recently revisited a somewhat mellower gem called “Darkest Days” from their back catalogue (yes, it’s fancy enough for a “ue”).  The song has been remixed by producer Charles Newman (Magnetic Fields) and re-released by the band in celebration not only of the anniversary of their 2010 album Exile, but also of this year’s landmark Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality. “Darkest Days” was originally composed by Aloud’s Jen de la Osa and Henry Beguiristain as a message to the LGBTQ community whose rights were at the time under attack, most prominently in the battle over California’s Proposition 8.

“‘Darkest Days’ was written right around the time Prop 8 was upheld in California,” says Beguiristain, reflecting on the song’s genesis. “Jen and I were planning our wedding at the time, and thought it was madness that we could do this and our friends couldn’t, just because they happened to be gay.”

Here We Go Magic: ‘Be Small’

here we go magicIt is very important that you begin to get down with Brooklyn’s Here We Go Magic. They’ve been making reliably off-kilter, indie prog/rock/pop music for years and have yet to repeat themselves or take a step backwards. After 2012’s beautifully high fidelity A Different Ship, recorded with Nigel Godrich, the duo went the home recording route on their newest LP, Be Small (out today on Secretly Canadian). The result is a deeply textured, often groovy collection of moving songs (songs that move you, not songs about moving – although, let me check the lyrics again…) that benefit from the variety of sonic palettes and dynamic vibes engendered by the freedom to experiment so central to DIY production. In the right hands, of course. Check out “Ordinary Feeling” and see tour dates below. Stereogum has the full album stream.

Here We Go Magic Tour Dates:
(more info and tix here)

Thu. Oct. 22 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Fri. Oct. 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Sat. Oct. 24 New York, NY @Bowery Ballroom
Sun. Oct. 25 Somerville, MA @ Cuisine en Locale
Mon. Oct. 26 Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
Tue. Oct. 27 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
Wed. Oct. 28 Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Thu. Oct. 29 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Fri. Oct. 30 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Sun. Nov. 1 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Mon. Nov. 2 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Tue. Nov. 3 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Wed. Nov. 4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Thu. Nov. 5 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Fri. Nov. 6 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Sat. Nov. 7 Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Sun. Nov. 8 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Tue. Nov. 10 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri. Nov. 13 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
Sat. Nov. 14 San Diego, CA @ San Diego Music Thing
Sun. Nov. 15 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Tue. Nov. 17 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Wed. Nov. 18 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Thu. Nov. 19 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Fri. Nov. 20 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Sat. Nov. 21 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook

The Return Of Bronze Radio Return

We were thrilled to hear the propulsive new single “Light Me Up” by our friends Bronze Radio Return, whose new album is out this Friday. It’s ridiculously catchy and seems to encapsulate the best elements of the musical zeitgeist, from pop to rock to folk to indie, all in about three minutes.

Today, the band is previewing the new full-length album, also titled Light Me Upover at the estimable Paste Magazine.

Catch Bronze Radio Return on tour in the immediate future:

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Haster’s New Single And Tour Dates

Haster, recently signed to Musicarchy Media for their new album The Current Sea, have announced a series of tour dates in the Western U.S. to support the album’s first single “The Unscene.” The heavy duty Huntington Beach CA band will hit cities in Washington, Oregon, and Nevada, in addition to California, over the next few weeks, and will release the new LP on January 29th. See the dates and check out the new single below.

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Carlos Ferragamo Debuts “Round One” Video, New EP

carlosferragamojabsStraight to the point, short and sweet, it’s the newest official video by Bronx, NY rapper Carlos Ferragamo. “Round One“, directed by Curtis Harper (Ferragamo’s “5 to 8 video), has a classic in-studio setup, with Ferragamo in front of the mic, but it’s cut with flashes of him spitting straight to the producer in the control room, and later direct to camera. In about two and a half minutes, it’s all over. But of course, this is just round one, and it happens to be the first track on a new 7-song EP called Jabs.

Over the last few years, Ferragamo has racked up an impressive 27 Top 10 OurStage placements, 47 Top 40 placements, two #1’s, and multiple appearances on our Best of the Best charts. No doubt there are more to come, based on this new release.

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Top Artists For September 2015

Every month, the OurStage community (that’s you) listens and ranks the songs competing on OurStage.com. Once those songs get to the Finals stage, five grand prize winners are selected. Those winners get featured on the ‘OurStage on Amazing Radio’ show, broadcast from the UK to hundreds of thousands of music fans, both on terrestrial radio in the UK and online around the world. Last month’s show is streaming now. Below are the top five that you’ll hear on this month’s show, but you can preview them now by clicking here for a playlist.


POP FINALS
:
“A Million Steps Ago” by Brooks Maguire

 

 

 


ROOTS FINALS
:
“Stay Here With Me” by Jesse Terry

 

 

 


ROCK FINALS
:
“Trouble” by Aitches

 

 

 


URBAN FINALS
:
“Dope Man” by C Nice

 

 

 


ELECTRONIC FINALS
:
“Fly” by Westvale

 

 

 

Check out all the additional 1st place songs from our genre channels here.