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He Is We announce tour with The Rocket Summer

On the cusp of releasing their debut full-length on Universal Motown this November, alt-pop duo He Is We recently announced a lengthy run of tour dates supporting The Rocket Summer. Kicking off on October 10th in Orlando, the two-month trek spans both coasts and marks He Is We’s first full tour of the U.S. He Is We will take a day off on The Rocket Summer tour to support Yellowcard on Nov 13th in Pomona, CA at the Glass House, which is one of Yellowcard’s highly-anticipated U.S. shows this year.

10/10 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/12 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
10/14 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
10/17 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern
10/18 – Providence, RI @ The Met
10/19 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
10/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
10/21 – Toronto, ONT @ Wrongbar
10/23 – S. Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
10/24 – Allston, MA @ Harpers Ferry
10/25 – New York, NY @ Webster Studio
10/27 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot (Pike Room)
10/28 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft
10/29 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
10/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
11/01 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
11/04 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
11/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
11/06 – Boise, ID @ The Venue
11/08 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
11/13 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse (w/ Yellowcard)
11/14 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11/17 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
11/18 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
11/20 – Tulsa, OK @ Marquee
11/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
11/23 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Bar-B-Q
11/26 – Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock
11/27 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar

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He Is We kick off first national tour with Bobby Long

He Is We, alt pop duo made up of members Rachel Taylor and Trevor Kelly have recently inked a record deal with Universal Motown in a partnership with FrameworkNY, they are planning on to release their debut later this Summer.

6/15 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
6/17 Harper’s Ferry – Boston, MA
6/18 World Café – Philadelphia, PA
6/23 The Space – Chicago, IL
6/24 The Basement – Columbus, OH
6/26 Mixtape Venue – Grand Rapids, MI
6/28 Firebird – St. Louis, MO
6/29 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
7/03 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
7/04 Backstage Bar – Vancouver, BC
7/06 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
7/07 Anthology – San Diego, CA
7/08 Wasted Space – Las Vegas, NV
7/09 Troubador – Los Angeles, CA

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PAPER ROUTE – 7 MINUTES DOCUMENTARY

Nashville synth-rock quartet Paper Route releases the documentary 7 Minutes online today. The video features footage from the band’s December 2008 UK tour and the recording of their full-length debut Absence, which was released April 28th via Universal Motown. The video was shot by the band & photographer Bob Miller & edited by Olivier Groulx (Arcade Fire’s “Black Mirror” video, Human Highway’s “The Sound” video). Groulx also directed the video for the first single “Carousel” available for stream here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u18F2Gl55Q.

Paper Route is currently on tour with Young Love
05/18 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
05/19 – Houston, TX – Walter’s On Washington
05/20 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
05/22 – Miami, FL – The Vagabond
05/23 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
05/24 – Orlando, FL – The Social
05/30 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
05/31 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs

06/02 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
06/04 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
06/05 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
06/06 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

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BARCELONA RELEASES ABSOLUTES ON APRIL 28TH

Seattle-based trio Barcelona are set to release an expanded and remixed version of their acclaimed debut album Absolutes on April 28th via Universal Motown. In anticipation of the release, the band offers an exclusive stream of an acoustic version of the new track “Come Back When You Can.” Following several successful performances at SXSW, Barcelona is ready to hit the road with a US tour that includes dates with Mae. (Tour dates below)

Originally released in August 2007 on the band’s own NBD Music, Absolutes received rave reviews from coast to coast. “Barcelona has captured fleeting emotions and indescribable feelings,” opined the Boston Globe, “and put them into the slightly more tangible forms of music and lyrics.” “Not only the best local debut of 2007,” declared Seattle Weekly, “it might be the best local release, period, of 2007.”

    TRACK LISTING

Falling Out of Trees
It’s About Time
Lesser Things
Colors
Come Back When You Can
Get Up
The Takers
First Floor People
Response
Faded
Stars
Numb
Please Don’t Go
Times to Mend (iTunes exclusive)

    TOUR DATES

* w/ Mae

April
11- Nectar Lounge- Seattle, WA
13- The Big Dipper- Spokane, WA
14- Marquis Theater- Denver, CO
15- Schubas- Chicago, IL
19- The Casbah- Charlotte, NC *
20- Masquerade- Hell Stage- Atlanta, GA *
21- Orpheum- Tampa, FL *
22- The Social- Orlando, FL *
23- Bottletree Café- Birmingham, AL *
25- The Door- Dallas, TX *
26- Walter’s on Washington- Houston, TX *
28- Emo’s- Austin, TX *
30- Launchpad- Albuquerque, NM *

May
1- The Rock- Tucson, AZ *
2- The Clubhouse- Tempe, AZ *
5- The Loft (UC San Diego)- La Jolla, CA *
6- Chain Reaction- Anaheim, CA *
7- Troubadour- West Hollywood, CA *
8- Stockton Empire Theater- Stockton, CA *
9- Bottom of the Hill- San Francisco, CA *
10- The Boardwalk- Orangevale, CA *
12- Hawthorne Theatre- Portland, OR *
16- Avalon Theater- Salt Lake City, UT *
19- Off Broadway- St. Louis, MO *
20- Triple Rock- Minneapolis, MN *
22- Magic Stick- Detroit, MI *
23-Agora Ballroom- Cleveland, OH *
24- The Tralf- Buffalo, NY *
27- North Star Bar- Philadelphia, PA *
28- Mr Smalls Theatre- Millvale, PA *
29- Blender Theater at Gramercy- New York, NY *
30- The Norva- Norfolk, VA *

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COLIN MUNROE HITS THE ROAD WITH WALE

Colin Munroe heads out on the road this spring with mixtape collaborator Wale and his Attention Deficit Tour. The run includes several college campus dates and special guest appearances from Common, N.E.R.D. and more. Fusing elements of rock, pop, hip-hop and electronic, Colin will perform material from his acclaimed mixtape Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero (free download here: http://www.onsmash.com/unsunghero/) and premiere new tracks from his debut album, Don’t Think Less of Me, due early summer via Universal Motown.

Catch Colin in the following cities:
* w/ Wale (special guests noted)

April
01 Syracuse University – Syracuse, NY *
02 University of Vermont – Burlington, VT *
03 Bowdoin College – Brunswick, ME *
04 Asylum – Portland, ME *
07 The Norva – Norfolk, VA *
08 Virginia Brewing Company – Winchester, VA *
09 The National – Richmond, VA *
10 Penn State – State College, PA *
20 Jake’s – Bloomington, IN *
21 The Hub – Peoria IL *
22 Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL *
24 The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH *
25 St. Lawrence University – Canton, NY *
26 The Mod Club – Toronto, ON *
28 Yale University – New Haven, CT * w/ N.E.R.D, Girl Talk
29 Neumos – Seattle, WA *

May
01 Empire Events Center – Sacramento, CA *
02 UC Riverside – Riverside, CA * w/ Common, Ben Lee
04 4th and B – San Diego, CA *
05 Martini Ranch – Scottsdale, AZ *
08 Harper’s Ferry – Boston, MA *
09 Northampton High School – Northampton, MA *
16 Carleton College – Northfield, MN *

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MP3: Colin Munroe feat. 88-Keys

Colin Munroe joins forces with 88-Keys for “Last Cause” (88-Keys Cause N’ Effect Remix) available as a free download on MySpace – www.myspace.com/colinmunroe. The New York based MC and producer (Mos Def, Talib Kweli) reinterprets the original version from the acclaimed mixtape Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero (free download here: http://www.onsmash.com/unsunghero). The mixtape was created in partnership with Sickamore & The Famous Firm and features collaborations with Wale, Mickey Factz, Drake, Blaqstarr and more. Colin is currently finalizing his debut album, Don’t Think Less of Me, due this spring via Universal Motown.

The video for “Piano Lessons” has been selected for mtvU’s The Freshmen where emerging artists vie for rotation on the network. The track features the production skills of accomplished Detroit MC/producer Black Milk and a verse from lauded Brooklyn rapper Joell Ortiz. Watch and vote here: http://freshmen.mtvu.com.

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PAPER ROUTE NEWS

Fast-rising indie-rock quartet PAPER ROUTE will join indie buzz band Passion Pit on their Winter Tour. The band’s EP, ARE WE ALL FORGOTTEN, was released this summer on Low Altitude/Tigershark, through Universal Motown, and a full-length album is scheduled for April 28th, 2009.

TOUR DATES
With Passion Pit:
1/26 The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
1/27 Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
1/28 The Spot – Cleveland, OH
1/29 Northside Tavern – Cincinatti, OH
1/30 The Summit – Columbus, OH
1/31 Knickerbocker – Holland, MI
2/02 The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
2/03 Black Cat – Washington, DC
2/04 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
2/07 Iron Horse – Northampton, MA

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