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The Grownup Noise Announce Summer Tour

Four years and five national tours since the release of their last album, The Grownup Noise’s latest record, This Time With Feeling, has definitely proven itself to be worth the wait. Carefully blending elements of pop, folk and rock, the band bridges the gap between indie and Americana. The record was mixed in North Carolina by studio master Scott Solter (Spoon, Okkervil River). Fusing tranquil lyrics and harmonies with an assortment of orchestrated flourishes including cellos, pianos and accordions, all five members of The Grownup Noise are multi-instrumentalists.

The album opens with “Strawmen,” a lush arrangement that evokes feelings of peace and clarity. The playful “Six Foot Solemn Oath” immediately launches into a duet lead by intertwining piano and strings. “Carnival” lifts the tempo with a powerful folk-rock hook and lyrics that tell the tale of a magical love. Sorrowful lead single “The Artist Type” boasts an irresistible melody, expertly uniting gentle string arrangements and booming piano.

Check out “The Artist Type” MP3 HERE.

The Grownup Noise will kick off a national summer tour in support of This Time With Feeling. Described by the Portland Press Herald as combining “smart lyrics with keen vocals” and adding that “its songs are doses of melodic sunshine,” the Boston-based quintet offer a kinetic, emotional warmth. Catch them live in your city!

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The Grownup Noise Tour Dates

8/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Danger Danger Gallery
8/4: Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge
8/5: Columbus, OH @ Kafe Kerouac
8/6: Louisville, KY @ Uncle Slayton's
8/7: Dayton, OH @ South Park Tavern
8/8: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
8/9: Nashville, TN @ Five Spot
8/11: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
8/16: Santa Cruz, CA - Daytime show
8/18: San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
8/19: Sacramento, CA @ Distillery
8/23: Portland, OR @ Solar Panel Company - Daytime show
8/23: Portland, OR @ Knife Shop
8/24: Seattle, WA @ Hi-Dive

Santah Premieres New Song & Tour Dates

Santah was born with their feet planted in the ground and their heads in the clouds. Composed of guitarist/vocalist Stanton McConnell, drummer Steven Plock, bassist Otto Stuparitz, and Tommy Trafton on keyboards, the quintet met at the University of Illinois and with their debut full-length record, "White Noise Bed," they have assembled a kaleidoscopic opus whose reach extends far beyond the Midwest.

Recorded at the late Jay Bennett's Pieholden Studios, where the band found its niche among the studio's forbearers of psychedelic Americana, "White Noise Bed" has a yin and yang aesthetic: sometimes sunny and sometimes stormy, but always running on audible elation. The band takes its cues from the power pop greats of the 70's such as The Raspberries and The Cars, and dresses them in a twangy haze, full of clever, lyrical nooks and crannies ala Wilco and Whiskeytown.

After finishing the record last May, Stan's sister Vivian joined the band, adding her passionate vocals and thoughtful guitar. They have since been touring the country and building their cult following; performing multiple sets at CMJ, SXSW and the Pygmalion Music Festival, and sharing the stage with the likes of Surfer Blood, Cults, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, Pomegranates and Young the Giant.

Santah isn't just something the listener hears, it's something they feel. Be it a tropical aura of relaxation, the bittersweet mystery of growing up, or the lulling memory of a past love, Santah creates an original sonic journey for all.

Download "No Other Woman" exclusively @ FilterMagazine.com!

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Santah Live

10-May Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club 11-May Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
12-May Iowa, City, IA The Blue Moose Tap House
14-May Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
16-May St, Louis, MO Off Broadway
20-May Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie's
21-May Chattanooga, TN Collective Warehouse
23-May Columbus, OH Rumba Café
24-May Detroit, MI Lager House
1-Jun Indianapolis, IN White Rabbit
3-Jun Pittsburgh 31st Street Pub
4-Jun New York City, NY Piano's *
7-Jun Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory ^
8-Jun Cambridge, MA TT Bear's
10-Jun Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
13-Jun Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
16-Jun Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
17-Jun Champaign, IL Cowboy Monkey
18-Jun Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen

* = w/ The Dig and Dinosaur Bones
^ = w/ Brian Bonz and Stationary Set

Takka Takka Announce New Album In 2011

Takka Takka will be kicking off a month of headlining European tour dates this November, celebrating the European release of 2008's critically acclaimed album, Migration (released for the first time overseas via Lili Is Pi Records). The band will also be debuting new material from their forthcoming record due out in the spring 2011 on Ernest Jenning Record Co. The upcoming dates will mark the debut of the band's current lineup featuring Gabe Levine (vocals / guitar) Conrad Doucette (drums) Rene Planchon (guitar) and most recent addition Craig Montoro (bass/vocals).

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Tour Dates:

Europe
11.09.10: Luxembourg, Luxembourg // Cafe Rocas
11.10.10: Paris, France // Fleche d'Or
11.11.10: Duisburg, Germany // Steinbruch
11.12.10: Offenbach (Frankfurt), Germany // Hafen 2
11.13.10: Stuttgart, Germany // Galao
11.16.10: Rome, Italy // Sinister Noise
11.17.10: Verona, Italy // Interzona
11.18.10: Colmar, France // Le Colisee
11.19.10: Leeuwarden, Netherlands // Podium Asteriks
11.20.10: Rotterdam, Netherlands // Rotown
11.21.10: Lille, France // Le Drugstore
11.22.10: Liege, Belgium // Le Escalier
11.23.10: Gent, Belgium // Vooruit

USA
12.02.10: New York, NY // The Mercury Lounge

Noise Pop 2010 Announces Full Event Schedule / Festival Starts THIS WEEK!

Just announced additions to the already stellar Noise Pop 2010 lineup include Har Mar Superstar making a special appearance at the Diesel/ Live 105 Happy Hour at Benders on February 23rd, Thao Nguyen will join Mirah on stage at the Swedish American Hall for a first ever collaborative performance, Citay joins Scout Niblett at Cafe du Nord and a second screening of Blood into Wine has been added by popular demand.

 

Noise Pop Announces SXSW Showcase

San Francisco label Take Root Records and branded music services company Rock River Music have partnered with The producers of the Noise Pop Festival to celebrate the South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX with a showcase featuring some of the best new music talent today. 

The Noise Pop, Take Root, Rock River Music SXSW Showcase will be a single night showcase on Friday March 20th at The Mohawk, one of Austin’s most important music venues. Headlining this special event is Brooklyn NY’s The Hold Steady who NME have called “one of the best rock’n’roll bands in the world.” This showcase will also feature special performances from Radio 4, Bear Hands, The Hooks, Sleepy Sun, The Soft Pack, Adam Stephens and others alternating on two stages to fill out a bill that features twelve top independent artists including Take Root Records bands The Ettes and Minipop.

Wente Vineyards is a valued sponsor of the Noise Pop, Take Root, Rock River Music SXSW Showcase. Wente wines will be exclusively available in the showcase VIP area. With Discover the Wine, Discover the Music, 5th generation winemaker, Karl Wente pairs Wente Vineyards' finest with the music that he hopes will become the soundtrack to the best times in your life.

About Noise Pop
Started in 1993, Noise Pop is San Francisco’s best-loved celebration of independent music, film and culture. The festival has grown into a widely respected brand that prides itself on bringing exposure to emerging artists, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim including the White Stripes, Magnetic Fields, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Bright Eyes, Feist, Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco) and Silversun Pickups. The 2009 festival featured Stephen Malkmus, Deerhunter, Ra Ra Riot, Antony and the Johnsons and also boasts a run of documentary and feature films focused on music, happy hours, an education day and a local designer fair.

About Take Root Records
Take Root Records is an independent record label founded in 2006 in San Francisco. By modernizing the traditional music industry business model, Take Root gives its artists increased flexibility in an ever evolving market. Take Root views its relationships with its artists as a partnership and seeks to support not control. Take Root artists include Bellavista, Minipop and The Ettes.

About Rock River Music
Rock River Music, the leading music branding agency, handles music strategy for major brands such as adidas, The Gap, Ford, the Truth anti-smoking initiative, Chrysler, Pottery Barn, Sprite, Diet Coke, Banana Republic, LG Electronics and many others.  Rock River manages music based ad campaigns and produces tools for their clients such as download promotions, branded media players, branded CDs, artist alignment, digital mixtapes, branded podcasts and other music based marketing mechanisms.

Noise Pop 2009 New Artist Confirmations

Noise Pop 2009- for the Grateful Web

San Francisco, CA Event producers, Noise Pop Industries, have released additional headliners and other new event details for Noise Pop 2009. The 17th year of the West Coast's premiere independent celebration of music, film and art will take place February 24 through March 1, 2009 at venues throughout San Francisco, CA.
   
Newly announced headliners for Noise Pop 2009 will include legendary singer/songwriter Bob Mould, Thao, The Ohsees, Sleepy Sun, Ra Ra Riot, Sholi and From Monument To Masses. John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats will also return to Noise Pop in song and conversation as part of a special lecture event, Talking Music, produced in partnership with City Arts & Lectures.  These new artists join previously confirmed acts the French Kicks, A.C. Newman, St. Vincent, Martha Wainwright, Broken West, Clues, The Morning Benders, No Age, Josh Ritter, The Submarines and Stephen Malkmus' who is performing his first ever solo show in the Bay Area.

Antony and the Johnsons are performing at San Francisco's beautiful Masonic Center on February 24 as part of Noise Pop 2009. Tickets for this special opening night show go on sale through Ticketmaster on Sunday, January 11. Additional opening night Noise Pop events will be announced in the coming weeks. 
   
Show schedule information and individual tickets for many Noise Pop events will be offered for exclusive presale from the Noise Pop 2009 Festival site, starting today, January 8, 2009. The Noise Pop ticket store is powered by partner In Ticketing, with a tree being planted for every ticket sold. Individual tickets will go on sale through all regular venue outlets starting on Sunday, January 11. Noise Pop 2009 Festival badges are still available. Noise Pop Badges grant the owner entry to all general admission Noise Pop Festival events and are priced at $150 each. An early bird 10% discount is being offered until January 12, 2009.
   
In addition to dozens of live music events, Noise Pop 2009 will include a film festival, gallery art openings, and "Industry Noise" (co-produced with Bandwidth Conference) a single day music industry conference featuring educational panels. Also returning for the fourth year is "Pop 'n' Shop" – Noise Pop's take on the local indie designer trunk sale and rock poster show.