Wilco announce full tracklisting for new album + tour dates

Following news of Wilco’s forthcoming single release, ‘I Might’ and it’s parent album – ‘The Whole Love’ – due in September, the band have announced the full tracklisting.

The running order for ‘The Whole Love’ is as follows:

Art of Almost / I Might / Sunloathe / Dawned On Me / Black Moon / Born Alone / Open Mind / Capitol City / Standing O / Rising Red Lung  / Whole Love / One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend)


Wilco are also embarking on a full tour to promote the release:

Jul. 31: Niigata, Japan (Fuji Rock Festival)
Sep. 13: Indianapolis, Ind. ( Murat Theater)
Sep. 16: Toronto, Ont. (Massey Hall)
Sep. 17: Toronto, Ont. (Massey Hall)
Sep. 18: Montreal, C.Q. (Metropolis)
Sep. 20: Boston, Mass. (Want Theatre)
Sep. 22: New York, N.Y. (Central Park Summerstage)
Sep. 25: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
Sep. 27: Raleigh, N.C. (Raleigh Amphitheater)
Sep. 28: Atlanta, Ga. (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center)
Sep. 29: Atlanta, Ga. (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center)
Oct. 1: Nashville, Tenn. (The Ryman)
Oct. 2: Nashville, Tenn. (The Ryman)
Oct. 4: St. Louis, Mo. (Peabody Opera House)
Oct. 5: Madison, Wisc. (Overture Hall)
Oct. 24: Glasgow, U.K. (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall)
Oct. 27: Bristol, U.K. (Colston Hall)
Oct. 28: London, U.K. (Roundhouse)
Oct. 29: London, U.K. (Roundhouse)
Nov. 1: Madrid, ES (Teatro Circo Price)
Nov. 2: Barcelona, ES (Palau De La Musica Catalina)
Nov. 3: San Sebastián, ES (Kursaal Convention Center)
Nov. 7: Basel, CH (Kaserne Basel)
Nov. 8: Frankfurt, DE (Alte Oper)
Nov. 9: München, DE (Circus Krone)
Nov. 11: Wesendorf, DE (Rolling Stone Weekender)
Nov. 12: Berlin, DE (Tempodrom)
Nov. 13: Utrecht, NL (Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn)
Nov. 14: Tilburg, NL (013)


Portishead announce string of July festival dates, including two UK shows

Bristol trip-hop band Portishead are to appear at a multitude of European festivals throughout July.

The run of dates concludes with two appearances at the All Tomorrow’s Parties curated ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’, an evant which will also feature sets by PJ Harvey, Grinderman and more.


The dates are as follows:
1st Denmark Roskilde Festival
2nd Belgium Werchter Festival
3rd France Arras Arras Main Square
6th Poland Poznan Malta Festival
8th Hungary Zamardi Balaton Fest
9th Slovakia Trencin Pohoda Fest
10th Serbia Novi Sad Exit Fest
15th Portugal Meco Super Bock Super Rock Festival
17th Spain Nr Valencia Benicassim
19th France Nimes Nimes Festival
20th Switzerland Nyon Paleo Festival
23rd London I’ll Be Your Mirror at Alexandra Palace
24th London I’ll Be Your Mirror at Alexandra Palace


Read a review of PJ Harvey’s ‘Let England Shake’ here.
Read a review of Grinderman ‘2’ here.

Wildhearts’ Ginger + five more artists added to Sonisphere 2011 UK line-up

With only a couple of weeks to go until the big event, six more acts have been added to the UK Sonisphere Festival line-up.

The new additions include five up and coming acts: Feed The Rhino (Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage, Sunday); James Cleaver Quintet (Jagermeister Stage, Sunday); Mad Dog (Jagermeister Stage, Sunday); Spy Catcher (Jagermeister Stage, Saturday); Witchsorrow (Jagermeister Stage, Friday).

The big news is that Ginger (of cult UK band The Wildhearts) will appear on the Bohemia Stage to play a solo set on Saturday.

This year’s Sonisphere Festival (UK) takes place at Knebworth between 8th-10th July.  Headline acts are Metallica, Biffy Clyro and Slipknot.  Also appearing are Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Limp Bizkit, Motörhead, Bad Religion, Opeth, Sisters of Mercy, The Mars Volta, Airbourne, Paradise Lost and Bill Bailey.


Read a review of Limp Bizkit’s ‘Gold Cobra’ here.
Read a review of The Wildhearts’ ‘Earth Vs The Wildhearts’ here.
Read a review of Motörhead’s ‘The World Is Yours’ here.

San Cisco – New EP out now

Golden Revolver EP

If this song was brought to me as the next Vampire Weekend single, I would not be disappointed” – Mike Walsh, XFM London

San Cisco are the latest indie act to emerge from Fremantle in sunny Western Australia. On the weekends they go skateboarding, play Nintendo 64 and make a bit of indie pop on the side. Scarlett bangs the drums, Nick plays bass and Jordi & Josh are the guys that play the guitars, write the songs and sing them.

San Cisco have spent the past year or so graduating high school, performing at festivals (including Big Day Out and Laneway) and playing round town pretty much every weekend. But don’t let their youth fool you. They have also produced their debut EP called Golden Revolver, which has just hit stores and already found a home on Triple J and community radio around Australia. Confident with stage presence and strong with vocals San Cisco continue to impress with their brand of upbeat summer pop.

Produced by Matthew Chequer (Little Birdy) & Steven Schram (Little Red, Cat Empire, Little Birday), the EP is an eclectic mix of indie pop with folk undertones, slashes of synth and influences ranging from Bright Eyes to Vampire Weekend.



(courtesy of The Planetary Group)

Alternative rock artists to pay tribute to Henson’s genius

On August 23rd, Disney will release ‘The Green Album’, an album of Muppets-related songs covered by a whole host of alternative rock acts, including Weezer, OK Go and My Morning Jacket.

Obviously ‘Mahna Mahna’ pre-dates any association with Jim Henson’s loveable creations, having been recorded by Italian Piero Umilaini in 1968 (some seven years before it’s first Muppet Show appearance’ but even so, seems to have a stronger connection with The Muppets than with anything else.

The confirmed track listing is as follows:

01 OK Go: “Muppet Show Theme”
02 Weezer and Paramore’s Hayley Williams: “Rainbow Connection”
03 The Fray: “Mahna Mahna”
04 Alkaline Trio: “Moving Right Along”
05 My Morning Jacket: “Our World”
06 Amy Lee: “Halfway Down the Stairs”
07 Sondre Lerche: “Mr. Bassman”
08 The Airborne Toxic Event: “Wishing Song”
09 Atreyu’s Brandon Saller and Good Charlotte’s Billy Martin: “Night Life”
10 Andrew Bird: “Bein’ Green”
11 Matt Nathanson: “I Hope That Something Better Comes Along”
12 Rachael Yamagata: “I’m Going to Go Back There Someday”