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Hey Everyone!

Its time to hit the ground running. We've finally recovered from our holiday hangovers and we're completely refreshed and ready to hit you with some new music! We promise only to slack off and start drinking early when there's at least 6 inches of snow on the ground. What's that? Its been snowing solid since last nght? Oh well. Can't say we didn't at least give a little effort.

You should have recently recieved our first package of the new year, and its a doosey (yes, that is another reference to the same movie that The Dismemberment Plan gets their name from - anyone? Still?). This package contained new music from Say Hi, Klaxons, Eulogies and The Dears. Has everyone had a chance to give them all a listen yet? Any initial thoughts?

Anyone notice today's Pitchfork review of The Dismemberment Plan vinyl reissue of Emergency & I today? Give it a gander HERE. Spoiler alert: a 10.0 and Best New Reissue. Yup. Congrats to Barsuk (Redeye)!

Next week (1/18) marks our first release date of the year, and what a great bunch of records it has with it. New records from Eulogies, Oh No Oh My and Klaxons all hit your shelves. More on all of those below.

Don't forget that next week is just as big, with new records from The Get Up Kids and Say Hi. Happy 2011 Everyone! This is going to be a good year.


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Eulogies "Tear The Fences Down" [Jan 18]


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Tear The Fences Down Eulogies is still the brain child of Peter Walker, and very much a full on rock and roll outfit. We are so happy that this band has really come into their own. Tear Down The Fences is Eulogies’ most heartfelt, beautiful and inspired record to date. This record deals with subject matter very near and dear to our hearts: Pablo Castelaz, son of Jeff Castelaz, our friend and the president of Dangerbird Records. Pablo lost his battle with cancer at the age of 6 about a year and a half ago. This record is a celebration of Pablo's life, and a mourning of great loss. You can feel every drop of emotion that Peter felt during this tragedy when you listen to this record. It will be available only on LP (w/ CD in the packaging) on January 18, on Dangerbird (Fontana). It will also be available on CD alone shortly. We'll have a release date for that soon.
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Oh No Oh My "People Problems" [Jan 18]


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People Problems

Almost five years in the making is the new Oh No Oh My album People Problems. Releasing this on their own label Koenig (ADA), this Austin band has been busy. On top of decided to take business into their own hands, they've also been on the road a lot since starting in 2005. Perhaps you've seen Oh No Oh My when they've opened for Mew, The Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, Au Revoir Simone, and The Deadly Syndrome. "People Problem is a solid album through and through. The opener, “Walking Into Me” is drenched in synthesizers and makes you wonder if touring with Au Revoir Simone might have rubbed off them a bit. “You Were Right” and “So I Took You” are well orchestrated and layered in lovely, gentle sounds. You can’t help but nod your head and think, “These are gems" (yoontunes.com). People Problems is "the band’s best work so far — tuneful and heartfelt pop that synthesizes all of Oh No Oh My”s biggest strengths" (austin360.com). Right now Oh No On My are on tour in Europe but we will let you know when they're back on this side of the Atlantic so you can go enjoy them in person.

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Klaxons "Surfing The Void" [Jan 18]


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Surfing The Void

Here we have a re-release / special edition / indie retial version of the Klaxons most recent record, Surfing The Void. This will be out on tinyOGRE (RED) on January 18. This repackaged offering is chock full of new goodies, and still features a lower than low list price. Plus there is no way this won’t end up being album art of the year – its breathtaking really. These Brits are previous Mercury Award winners and have really outdone themselves this time with this Ross Robinson produced album. This is a great listen top to bottom and we think it will be a staple for in-store play in this new year.

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Shows that you should be asking us for guest list to!



 

THE DISMEMBERMENT PLAN (this one might actually be tough to get tickets for):

01.21.11 WASHINGTON, DC The Black Cat
01.22.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club
01.23.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club
01.27.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Starlight Ballroom
01.28.11 BOSTON, MA The Paradise
01.29.11 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
01.30.11 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
02.19.11 CHICAGO, IL The Metro
02.20.11 CHICAGO, IL The Metro
03.12.11 SEATTLE, WA Showbox SoDo

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

01.13.11 LAS VEGAS, NV Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino
01.14.11 LAS VEGAS, NV Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino
01.15.11 LAS VEGAS, NV Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino
01.16.11 LAS VEGAS, NV Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino
01.18.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA World Café Live
01.19.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom
01.20.11 ALLSTON, MA Brighton Music Hall
01.21.11 CLIFTON PARK, NY Northern Lights
01.22.11 NORTHAMPTON, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
01.24.11 PORTLAND, ME Port City Music Hall
01.25.11 MONTREAL, QC Petit Campus (Café Campus)
01.26.11 TORONTO, ON Mod Club
01.28.11 CLEVELAND, OH Grog Shop
01.29.11 MILWAUKEE, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
01.30.11 MADISON, WI High Noon Saloon
01.31.11 COLUMBUS, OH The Basement
02.03.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Club Café
02.05.11 CHICAGO, IL Metro
02.07.11 DAVENPORT, IA Redstone Room
02.08.11 IOWA CITY, IA The Blue Moose Tap House
02.10.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN Bunkers
02.13.11 NASHVILLE, TN 3rd & Lindsley

THE GET UP KIDS

01.21.11 HOUSTON, TX Warehouse Live Studio
01.22.11 AUSTIN, TX Emo's
01.23.11 DALLAS, TX The Loft
01.25.11 TEMPE, AZ Clubhouse Music Venue
01.26.11 SAN DIEGO, CA House of Blues-San Diego
01.27.11 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA Troubador
01.28.11 POMONA, CA Glass House
01.29.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Slim's
01.30.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom of the Hill
02.01.11 PORTLAND, OR Hawthorne Theater
02.02.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumo's
02.03.11 BOISE, ID Knitting Factory
02.04.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Club Sound
02.05.11 DENVER, CO Marquis Theatre
02.23.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
02.24.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
02.25.11 ST. PETERSBURG, FL State Theatre
02.26.11 ATHENS, GA 40 Watt Club
02.27.11 CARRBORO, NC Cat’s Cradle
03.01.11 WASHINGTON, DC The Black Cat
03.02.11 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
03.04.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
03.05.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
03.06.11 BOSTON, MA The Paradise
03.08.11 TORONTO, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
03.09.11 CLEVELAND, OH Grog Shop
03.10.11 DETROIT, MI St. Andrews Hall
03.11.11 CHICAGO, IL The Bottom Lounge
03.12.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
03.13.11 LAWRENCE, KS The Bottleneck

DAVID BAZAN w/ Jimmy Eat World

01.28.11 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Sunshine Theater
01.29.11 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Diamond Ballroom
01.30.11 SAN ANTONIO, TX Backstage Live
01.31.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA House of Blues
02.02.11 TAMPA, FL Ritz
02.03.11 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Revolution
02.04.11 LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL House of Blues
02.05.11 CHARLOTTE, NC Amos' Southend
02.07.11 ATHENS, GA 40 Watt Club
02.08.11 RICHMOND, VA National
02.11.11 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ House of Blues at Showboat
02.12.11 ALLENTOWN, PA Crocodile Rock
02.13.11 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club
02.14.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Club Zoo
02.16.11 CLEVELAND, OH House of Blues
02.17.11 CINCINNATI, OH Bogart's
02.21.11 AUSTIN, TX La Zona Rosa

RA RA RIOT

01.21.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall
01.22.11 SACRAMENTO, CA Harlow's
01.23.11 SONOMA, CA Gundlach Bundschu Winery
01.25.11 EUGENE, OR Wow Hall
01.26.11 PORTLAND, OR Hawthorne Theater


SAY HI

01.27.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumo's
02.17.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux
02.18.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Kilby Court
0219.11 DENVER, CO Hi-Dive
02.20.11 LAWRENCE, KS Jackpot Saloon
02.21.11 OMAHA, NE Slowdown
02.22.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th Street Entry
02.23.11 MADISON, WI High Noon Saloon
02.25.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
02.26.11 BLOOMINGTON, IN Video Saloon
02.27.11 NEWPORT, KY Southgate House
02.28.11 COLUMBUS, OH Skully's Music Diner
03.01.11 PONTIAC, MI Pike Room
03.02.11 CLEVELAND, OH Grog Shop
03.03.11 BUFFALO, NY Mohawk Place
03.04.11 TORONTO El Mocambo
03.05.11 MONTREAL Casa del Popolo
03.06.11 CAMBRIDGE, MA Middle East 
03.07.11 NEW YORK, NY Bowery Ballroom
03.08.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA Johnny Brenda's
03.09.11 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat
03.11.11 ATLANTA, GA Earl
03.12.11 ORLANDO, FL Back Booth
03.13.11 TAMPA, FL Crowbar
03.14.11 TALLAHASSEE, FLClub Downunder / FSU
03.16.11 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's 
03.19.11 DALLAS, TX Loft
03.22.11 PHOENIX, AZ Rhythm Room
03.23.11 TUCSON, AZ Plush
03.24.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah
03.25.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Echo
03.26.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom of the Hill
03.28.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios

STEEL TRAIN
(w/ The Get Up Kids)

01.21.11 HOUSTON, TX Warehouse Live Studio
01.22.11 AUSTIN, TX Emo's
01.23.11 DALLAS, TX The Loft
01.25.11 TEMPE, AZ Clubhouse Music Venue
01.26.11 SAN DIEGO, CA House of Blues-San Diego
01.27.11 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA Troubador
01.28.11 POMONA, CA Glass House
01.29.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Slim's
01.30.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom of the Hill
02.01.11 PORTLAND, OR Hawthorne Theater
02.02.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumo's
02.03.11 BOISE, ID Knitting Factory
02.04.11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Club Sound
02.05.11 DENVER, CO Marquis Theatre



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We hope you are still enjoying all of the other records that we've sent your way recently: Say Hi, The Dears, Eulogies and Klaxons.

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