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  • Pissed Jeans to Reissue Debut Album, Tour

    Jul 14

    Pissed Jeans' 2005 debut album Shallow has been out-of-print for a long time. On October 6 in Europe and October 7 in North America, Sub Pop will reissue the album. Listen to "Boring Girls" above. The album comes with two bonus tracks from their first single: "Throbbing Organ" and "Night Minutes". If you pre-order the LP via Sub Pop, you'll receive colored vinyl, the "Throbbing Organ" 7", and an instant download of the full album. It's available to purchase digitally now. The band have...

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  • Spoon Announce Vinyl Gratification Program With Independent Record Stores

    Jul 14

    Often, when you pre-order a record from iTunes or other online retailers, you receive "instant gratification" downloads of early singles. Spoon's Britt Daniel had a valid question: Why couldn't they offer the same purchase incentives to customers who pre-ordered vinyl from independent record stores? They've come up with an interesting solution to that problem. It's called the Vinyl Gratification program. Spoon have teamed up with 150 independent retailers. Starting tomorrow (July 15),...

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  • Elbo Room in #Chicago is seeking Acoustic/Folk acts for July & August: http://ow.ly/z9ucE #gigging #...

    Jul 14

    Elbo Room in #Chicago is seeking Acoustic/Folk acts for July & August: http://ow.ly/z9ucE #gigging #DIY #gigs4u

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #HiltonHead Island SC - Tiki Hut. "The famous...

    Jul 14

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #HiltonHead Island SC - Tiki Hut. "The famous Tiki Hut Beach Bar is nestled in the sand dunes and volleyball courts of Coligny Beach, framed by an authentic open-air thatched roof, and featuring island cocktails, live entertainment and the best hamburgers on the island." Live music is typically held Thursday - Sunday evenings. All genres welcome: http://ow.ly/z9xqK Tiki Hut

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  • Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Mac Miller Share "Hunnid Stax" Video

    Jul 14

    Ab-Soul's These Days track "Hunnid Stax" has a new music video directed by Adam Roberts. It stars Schoolboy Q and Mac Miller, and if you're looking for a video where a woman, kneeling atop a kitchen counter, slowly pours maple syrup over a stack of pancakes, that's a thing that happens here. Watch below. Watch Schoolboy Q perform "Hands on the Wheel" at Pitchfork Music Festival:

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  • Nick Cave Releases Trailer for Pseudo-Documentary Film 20,000 Days on Earth

    Jul 14

    Nick Cave is the subject of a new film called 20,000 Days on Earth, which takes both a fictional and nonfictional approach to the Bad Seeds/Grinderman frontman's life. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, it a pseudo-documentary that collages together fictionalized, mostly unscripted scenes from Cave's 20,000th day on the planet. He narrates the film, which features scenes of him writing in his office, going to therapy, hanging out with Kylie Minogue and Ray Winstone, eating with Warren...

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  • 3 Years Ago Today Spotify Launched In U.S.

    Jul 14

    Hello America. Spotify here. That was the blog post headline three years ago today on July 14th, 2011 when Spotify launched in the U.S. Since then Spotify has become the largest streaming music service in the U.S. with 3 million paid subscribers here. Globally, Spotify has 10 million paying subscribers and more than 40 million active users across 56 markets. What will the marketplace look like in another 3 years? Competition is increasing with Beats Music looking how they can prosper...

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  • This is what musicians really think about the “image” issue

    Jul 14

    Image: what is it, what’s yours, and why does it matter? Last month we published an article by Brandon Seymour called “Your image is more important than your music – especially if you’re an indie artist.” As you might be able to tell from the headline, it inspired some heated comments, both in agreement and dead-against. […] The post This is what musicians really think about the “image” issue appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

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  • New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Nashville TN - Anthem. "Anthem is a multi...

    Jul 14

    New all ages #livemusicvenue added to +Indie on the Move in #Nashville TN - Anthem. "Anthem is a multi functional event and performance venue located in the North Gulch district of Nashville, TN. Host to special occasions, fundraisers, corporate gatherings, video and photo shoots, receptions, bridal events, live performances, DJ and nightlife, after party's, catered events, presentations and about anything else you can imagine.." Live music/events can be held any night of the...

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  • Garth Brooks Goes D2F With Digital Sales and "Own Version Of Social Media"

    Jul 14

    So apparently Garth Brooks was retired and now he's back on RCA Records. And this time he's releasing his new album digitally, as well as his back catalogue, but only via his own site. Unfortunately it's unclear whether it's just digital downloads or if streaming is involved though downloads seem most likely. Perhaps more importantly this decision, inspired partly by iTunes, means that his new site, where they'll have their "own version of social media," will also have an even stronger draw for...

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