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Ayla Nereo New LP And Tour With Mr. Lif And The Polish Ambassador

AylaNot long ago, we brought you the first collaboration between Ayla Nereo, Mr. Lif, and The Polish Ambassador. It was such a success that the trio started work on a few more songs for an EP, but soon had a full-length album’s worth of material on their hands. Now they are all heading out on a 30-city tour, along with the artist Liminus, spreading not only their latest music, but an educational message of ecologically holistic sustainability known as permaculture. The group is offsetting the costs of bringing a team out on the road with an IndieGoGo campaign, where you can pre-order the new album. Watch the video, and see tour dates below.


Back Here With Aloud Again

MMWOBRSVCQDV-520x520It weren’t so long ago we was telling you about It’s Got To Be Now, the new record from Boston’s Aloud, and how nice and good and rock it was likely to be. Now we are pleased to tell you that we were correct in our predictions and equally pleased to hip you to their new video, for the song “Back Here With Me Again.” Comprised entirely of live footage, the video deconstructs videos themselves, and features both kinds of guitar dueling, passive and aggressive, but never passive-aggressive. Enjoy it:


Alexandria Maillot Releases "Time"

maillotOurStage member, former MTV ‘Needle in the Haystack’ winner, and pride of British Columbia Alexandria Maillot just dropped a new single called “Time (On Your Own).” It’s a hypnotic, groove-heavy heavy-groove adorned with sweet and airy harmonies and a single reverbed-out guitar and maybe a baritone guitar riding a riff over the beat. It’s deceptively simple and kind of perfect for mid-summer evenings. She’s got it up on Bandcamp for free or pay-what-you-like download. Get it now.

Time (On Your Own) by Alexandria Maillot

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Panic! At The Disco and Walk The Moon Fight Westboro Baptist

The Gospel Tour, featuring headliner Panic! At The Disco and OurStage members Walk The Moon, has seen the universally reviled Westboro Baptist “Church” appearing at recent shows to protest the bands’ insufficient level of hatred for other human beings or something. Both bands are turning that frown upside-down by donating to human rights charities. PATD pledged to donate $20 to the Human Rights Campaign for each WBC brainwashed dipshit protestor, but when only 13 showed up, the band bumped it up to $1,000, plus a portion of their merchandise sales. For their part, Walk The Moon has pledged the profits from their night’s merch sales to the youth group Everyone Is Gay.

So…keep it up, WBC.

See the full Gospel Tour dates below



KahBang Festival Relocated To Portland, ME

Our friends at the KahBang Music & Art Festival last week announced a rather sudden change of venue, relocating the entire festival from Bangor, ME, where it has been held since its inception six years ago, to Portland. Organizers insist that the move was essential to the survival of the festival, and point to the advantages of the shift, including a significant increase in lodging options.

With headliners including St. Vincent, DMX, and Wheatus, not to mention our pals in Late Cambrian, those of us in the Boston area are not complaining much about suddenly being 130 miles closer to the festival, which also includes a film portion, to be held at Portland’s Longfellow Square, and an arts portion, to be held at the city’s Community Television Network. The music will be spread around familiar venues like the State Theatre, the Big Easy, and Port City Music Hall. (h/t Vanyaland)


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PyInfamous On CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown"

PyInfamousWe’re just catching up on some reality TV lately and were psyched to see PyInfamous, the grand prize winner of our 2011 Coors Light Search For The Coldest, on the fantastic Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on CNN.

The coldest MC we know was featured in the episode in which Bourdain explores the culture, music, history, and of course, the food of the Mississippi Delta. PyInfamous’ “Look Here” was featured, and the rapper contrasted race in the South with the North: “I think there are some deeply ingrained problems in Mississippi that are connected to a very ugly past that we share with some other Southern states. However, I think as far as when we talk about racism expressed through a classist lens? I think Mississippi and New York are on par.”

Well worth checking out.

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The Dear Hunter's Summer Dates

The Dear Hunter, a.k.a. Casey Crescenzo, stopped by our studios a while back and performed some incredible songs in an exclusive session, which we videoed and posted online (scroll down to select his session). We were floored by what he could do with just a guitar and his voice, and when we got to hear the same songs at a show with a full band… well, let’s just say we can’t recommend it enough.

Lucky for all of us that The Dear Hunter is on tour for the next couple of months, with dates ranging far and wide. See the tour routing below, and be sure to check out some of the exclusive OurStage session, which comes complete with free audio downloads.

dear hunter dates

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Jesse Terry's Endless Tour

Jesse Terry, the hardest working singer/songwriter in singer/songwriter-dom, seems to live on the road. In an uncertain music business where we fret about and debate the best way to reach the most fans with the least amount of effort, he’s out there constantly, a man with a guitar, selling his fantastic songs the old fashioned way – one town at a time. Terry is currently in the middle of a stretch of East Coast dates that take up the month of July, so look for a town near you in the list below.

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HAIM Celebrates Seven With My Song 5, Featuring ASAP Ferg

haim my song 5The HAIM hype has inevitably settled a bit, but as CoS points out, they’ve been a band for seven years now and are very likely immune to the ups and downs at this point. The three sisters (who joined OurStage back when they were just getting going) are celebrating this milestone with a new version of their album track “My Song 5,” this one featuring ASAP Ferg. Check out the song on HAIMtheblog. Word is that a new album is imminent, but details are yet to be revealed.

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Jonas Sees In Color Announce East Coast Dates, Debut New Video

jsic3_hiJonas Sees In Color, who earned themselves a spot on the stage at Warped Tour in 2012, are back on the road, hitting some East Coast cities, with more to come in the days ahead. Check out their brand new video for “Slim Jim” and keep your eyes peeled for dates near you.

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