Last week we caught up with Los Angeles based band Milo Greene as they were kicking off their new tour at The Roost in Bellingham, Washington. The band had just finished recording their debut album, for Chop Shop/Atlantic, at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville. So a quick trip up to Bellingham (which is just shy of the border with Canada) seemed like the perfect starting place for a tour that was going to, as Robbie Arnett states in the video, “caterpillar down the west coast.”
Los Angeles based quintet Milo Greene, who recently signed to Chop Shop/Atlantic Records, will launch a West Coast headlining run at The Roost in Bellingham WA on February 7. The band will be joined on the road by special guest Family of the Year. Following these dates, Milo Greene will begin a three-week Los Angeles residency – with free admission – at The Satellite (formerly Spaceland). See below for upcoming dates.
With its play on words, Vice Verses, the title of Switchfoot’s new album, coherently suggests the album’s theme: everything has two sides. “Every blessing comes with a set of curses,” singer-guitarist Jon Foreman sings on the title track, all the while wondering if “there’s a meaning to it all.” That theme runs through the album’s 12 songs and is even reflected in the album’s black and tan cover.
The last time The Sheepdogs appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, they were one of 16 bands competing in the “Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone” contest presented by Garnier Fructis. Last night, the Canadian boogie rockers hit the stage as champions, with their faces on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone and having just signed a contract with Atlantic Records. The boys from Saskatoon performed a confident yet mellow rendition of “I Don’t Know,” a cut from their self-released Five Easy Pieces EP
By Alana Crawley
Death Cab For Cutie has adopted a noticeably brighter view on life, shown in their newest album, Codes And Keys, which was released May 31, 2011 on Atlantic Records. Although it is the band’s seventh studio album, it is obvious that they do not suffer from a lack of original ideas, inspiration, or creativity. In fact, it seems that the band has begun to explore other realms of music in this album, relying less on a guitar-based sound and shifting more towards analog synths.
On September 27th, Atlantic Records will release Vice Verses, the eighth studio record from multi-platinum rock band Switchfoot. Working with producer Neal Avron (Weezer, Linkin Park), the band recorded most of the album in their San Diego, CA home studio. Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Regina Spektor) who produced Switchfoot’s GRAMMY-winning album, Hello Hurricane, served as executive producer. Released in 2009, Hello Hurricane entered The Billboard 200 at No. 13 and contained the Modern Rock hits “The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues)” and “Mess of Me.”