Last year around this time, we showcased electro-pop brother-sister duo, Blondfire as our Pro Artist of the Week, and we’ve been watching (and listening to) them closely ever since. So when we heard that they had just dropped their latest album via Tender Tender Rush, and it was mixed by Wally Gagel (Best Coast, Family of the Year), you can only imagine how thrilled we were to share the news with you.
We like to think this music will reach just about everyone, but for fans of MGMT especially, this is about to become your new favorite band. Grab a copy of the new album right here, and and catch the band on tour this winter with The Sounds and Ghost Beach. (more…)
Coachella has just revealed its 2014 lineup and, as anticipated, it’s packed with goodness, including the reunion of OutKast, who will headline along with Muse and Arcade Fire. Coachella fans will also have a chance to see Ellie Goulding, Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, MGMT, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lana Del Rey and a ton more during the six day extravaganza. Check out the full lineup below. (more…)
Calling all cowbell enthusiasts! During their upcoming fall tour, MGMT will be enlisting the help of their fan base to ring an enormous cowbell during their track “Your Life Is A Lie.” The band will be searching for the perfect cowbell extraordinaire in Detroit, Louisville, Charlotte, Durham, Richmond, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Wallingford, Atlanta, and Washington DC. Think you’ve got what it takes? Enter to win right here, and check out the band performing “Your Life Is A Lie” (cowbell included) on a recent Letterman below.
Record Store Day 2013 was by all early accounts a gigantic success, and based on our Twitter feed it seems many of you sought out your local record stores over the weekend to participate. If so, thank you! The music industry needs support and that extends to those of us here at OS.
One of the bigger (and odder) indie releases of RSD13 was MGMT‘s Alien Days cassette. The release, which was limited to a few hundred copies and retailed for $8, featured a new song from the popular outfit that can now be streamed here on OurStage. Click below to enjoy “Alien Days.” (more…)
After spending some time on hiatus. MGMT have returned with plans to embark on a Spring tour in the coming months. The outing should keep fans excited for a new release from the group, which is rumored to be scheduled for store arrival sometime this Summer.
Though no details have been released concerning on sale time or who will be supporting the band, those interested in seeing the confirmed tour dates can do so below:
04-26 University Park, PA – Penn State
04-28 Geneseo, NY – SUNY Geneseo
04-30 Portland, ME – State Theatre
05-01 Providence, RI – Lupo’s
05-04 Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium
05-06 Grand Rapids, MI – Hoogenboom Center @ Calvin College
05-08 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Burton Cummings Theatre
05-09 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – The Odean Events Centre (more…)
This week’s Pro Artist of the Week Blondfire have released a new video for their smashing song “Where The Kids Are.” Directed by Andrew Renzi (who recently had his short film Karaoke! showcase at Sundance and had his feature Franny workshopped at the Sundance Writer’s Lab), the video mimics the smooth transitions of youth via the logic of dreams. How did I get from the car to the party? Well, there was this ladder hanging over my head…
It really is rather beautiful to look at and it compliments the song’s lyrics nicely. And, of course, the song is great.
Fans of MGMT and Metric will find a lot to love in the brother-sister team of Erica and Bruce Driscoll. As Blondfire, they explore sonic territory in the mode of the aforementioned bands, but with a special energy, powerful lyrical imagery, and especially catchy grooves.
In November, Blondfire released the Where The Kids Are EP. They’ll be on tour through March before hitching up with Surfer Blood and Foals through April, May, and June. Check out all tour dates and more info here.
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