Klaxons are no longer “Echoes”

It’s been far, far too long since we’ve heard from the indie-rave-dance-punk outfit from the UK, Klaxons. While we’ve waited four years for some new crop from the boys, the quartet have given back in kind with “Echoes”, an enveloping and spasmodic tune, that’s paired in visual form with an Egyptian desert composition of mirth and frollic. That being said, the new LP, “Surfing the void” drops this fall and come December, will no doubt be on a myriad of top albums of 2010 lists. Their US tour dates are below.

Tour Dates:

9/19 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
9/20 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

9/21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
9/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/24 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
9/25 – Montreal, QC – Cabaret du Musee Juste
9/27 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theatre
9/28 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
9/29 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
9/30 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
10/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
10/4 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
10/5 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
10/7 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Filter Magazine Culture Collide Festival
10/9 – Los Angeles, CA  – Troubadour

The Walkmen Return with Tour and New LP

The Walkmen

New York City’s The Walkmen return with a new album, “Lisbon” on September 14th. The 11 track LP is their first for Fat Possum and their 6th overall. The illustriously doldrumed band is set to hit the road, opening for The National in North America and The Black Keys in the UK. They’re also headlining a ton of North American dates, with Japandroids and A.A. Bondy opening. Preceding the tour, the boys will spend their summer doing their share of festival rounds. We’ve got all the band’s dates below for this continent.

7/2 – Minneapolis, MN – Taste of MN
7/4 – Des Moines, IA – 80/35 Festival
7/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Xponential Music Festival
7/31 – Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival
8/6 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/12 – New York, NY – Governors Island #
9/9 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Malkin Bowl $
9/10 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Malkin Bowl $
9/11 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall %
9/12 – Portland, OR – Music Fest NW $
9/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ^
9/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box ^
9/17 – Phoenix, AZ – Clubhouse ^
9/18 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up ^
10/7 – Boston, MA – Royale *
10/9 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House *
10/10 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
10/12 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
10/14 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre ^
10/16 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room ^
10/18 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre ^
10/19 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck ^
10/20 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway ^
10/21 – Louisville, KY – Zanzibar ^
10/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre ^
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero ^

# with Grizzly Bear and Gang Gang Dance
% with Helio Sequence
$ with The National
^ with Japandroids
* with A.A. Bondy
@ with The Black Keys

The Radio Dept. “Heaven’s On Fire”

Stockholm-via-Malmö, Sweden natives The Radio Dept. are more than ever determined to conquer the americas with their newest LP “Clinging to a Scheme”. The lead single is a tantalizing homage to love with a neo-innocent vibe. The track opens with a monologue on the government’s involvement in youth culture, that immediately enticed me and my conspiritorial heart. Just goes to show that, just because they’re are a few line-up changes, doesn’t mean a band loses it’s melodic dna or new melodies to entrall the listener. “Clinging to A Scheme” is out on Labrador on April 21st. But, for now you can wain away to “Heaven’s On Fire” and wish for yesterday’s gone by.

Download The Radio Dept. “Heaven’s On Fire”