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Happy Groundhog Day!

Our favorite holiday! Mostly because we love Bill Murray. And possibly your favorite as well because this should mark the end of all our Groundhog Day references (last chance to buy an insurance plan from Ned with the optional death and dismemberment plan). Just don't forget to drink to world peace. Always.

This week we are lucky to get to tell you about a new video component to Neil Young's most recent record, Le Noise. This is available now from WEA or your favorite one-stop, so make sure you stock your shelves! You should all be getting promo DVDs in the mail by the beginning of next week, but if you don't for any reason, let us know and we'll get one right out to you. Also, if any of you have Blu-ray players in your stores, we have a small quantity of Blu-ray promos on hand as well. Just holler!

We also wanted to remind you about The Dears record that comes out in a couple weeks. You've had the promo for a while now, and if you haven't gotten a chance to check it out yet, now is the time to do so. Its a monster. Also be sure to catch the band on Letterman on Feb 11!


Neil Young "Le Noise" Blu-ray/DVD [AVAILABLE NOW!]

Le Noise

You're all aware of Neil Young's most recent album Le Noise that was released at the end of September on Reprise Records, but were you aware that there's also a companion Blu-ray/DVD available? Consider yourself made aware. The Le Noise DVD features Young performing each of the eight songs from the album, as shot by filmmaker Adam Vollick.

The DVD captures "[the creation of] one of the most sonically arresting albums Young has ever recorded. No band, no overdubs, just "a man on a stool and [Daniel Lanois] doing a nice job on the recording (neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org).

"Le Noise, Young's perhaps inevitable team-up with famed producer Daniel Lanois... features mostly just Young, electric guitar, and a battery of effects-- echoing, resonating, occasionally roaring, and raging. Not that Young necessarily needs all that. With his sneering warble and ragged but right guitar playing, he's always been his own best effect, but here Young and Lanois relish the happy accidents both producer and artist have always embraced, resisting the urge to sand off the jagged edges into the ambient ether" (pitchfork.com).

Le Noise DVD captures the performances of these newest Neil Young songs live at Lanois' home studio in California in eight beautiful black and white films. So sit back and give both your ears and eyes something to feast on. Also, if anyone has Blu-ray players at their disposal, let us know and we’ll get one over to you on Blu-ray as well! Yup, we really are moving up in the world. This is available now from WEA and your favorite one-stop, pick it up!


The Dears "Degeneration Street" [Feb 15]

Degeneration Street

Now for a band who are constantly re-inventing themselves. We think this record will mark the third sonic rebirth of Canadian band The Dears. While we are fairly obsessed with Morrissey and any band that sounds similar - meaning we really enjoyed The Dears' earliest work, we absolutely love where this band has landed. These are easily the best songs this band has written.

Degeneration Street is a full on rock record, and it will knock you over. Its songs are huge, catchy, beautiful and require repeat listening. This record comes out on February 15 (<3) on Dangerbird (Fontana). You will love this record, and people will hear it playing in the store and beg you to sell it to them early. Its that awesome. So start spinning it!


03.07.11 SEATTLE, WA Crocodile Cafe
03.09.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Slim's
03.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Troubadour


More shows that you should be asking us for guest list to!

DAVID BAZAN w/ Jimmy Eat World

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


03.07.11 SEATTLE, WA Crocodile Cafe
03.09.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Slim's
03.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Troubadour

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

02.19.11 CHICAGO, IL The Metro
02.20.11 CHICAGO, IL The Metro
03.12.11 SEATTLE, WA Showbox SoDo


02.17.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Rickshaw
02.28.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Bardot
03.07.11 SEATTLE, WA Crocodile Cafe
03.09.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Slim's
03.10.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Troubadour


02.03.11 PITTSBURGH, PA Club Café
02.04.11 DETROIT, MI Magic Bag
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
02.11.11 KANSAS CITY, MO Midland Theater
02.12.11 ST. LOUIS, MO Blueberry Hill Duck Room
02.13.11 NASHVILLE, TN 3rd & Lindsley
3.03.11 ANCHORAGE, AK Bear Tooth Theatre


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


03.11.11 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall
03.16.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA House Of Blues


03.4.11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN University of Minnesota
03.5.11 AMES, IA Maintenance Shop
03.6.11 IOWA CITY, IA Mill
03.7.11 CHICAGO, IL Empty Bottle
03.10.11 ST. LOUIS, MO Gargoyle Club
03.11.11 LOUISVILLE, KY Headliner's Music Hall
03.12.11 ASHEVILLE, NC Orange Peel
03.15.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA Republic
03.16.11 HOUSTON, TX Warehouse Live Studio


03.03.11 BALTIMORE, MD Ram's Head Live
03.04.11 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Jefferson Theater
03.06.11 JACKSONVILLE, FL Jack Rabbits
03.07.11 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL Culture Room
03.08.11 ORLANDO, FL The Social
03.09.11 TAMPA, FL Crowbar
03.11.11 NEW ORLEANS, LA One Eyed Jacks
03.12.11 BATON ROUGE, LA Spanish Moon
03.14.11 COLUMBIA, MO Mojos
03.15.11 ST. LOUIS, MO Firebird
03.16.11 INDIANAPOLIS, IN Earth House
03.18.11 LOUISVILLE, KY Headliners
03.19.11 COVINGTON, KY Mad Hatter


2.18.11 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios
2.19.11 EUGENE, OR John Henry's
2.21.11 SACRAMENTO, CA Harlow's
2.22.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom of the Hill
2.23.11 FRESNO, CA Neighborhood Cafe
2.24.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah
2.25.11 ANAHEIM, CA Chain Reaction
2.26.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Troubadour
2.27.11 PHOENIX, AZ Rhythm Room
3.1.11 AUSTIN, TX Stubb's Jr
3.2.11 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Conservatory
3.3.11 SPRINGFIELD, MO Outland Ballroom
3.4.11 MEMPHIS, TN Hi-Tone Cafe
3.5.11 NASHVILLE, TN Exit In
3.7.11 ATLANTA, GA Drunken Unicorn
3.8.11 GAINESVILLE, FL Common Grounds
3.9.11 TAMPA, FL New World Brewery
3.10.11 ORLANDO, FL Back Booth
3.11.11 COLUMBIA, SC New Brookland
3.12.11 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle
3.13.11 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Southern
3.15.11 WASHINGTON, D.C. Black Cat
3.16.11 PHILADELPHIA, PA First Unitarian
3.17.11 HAMDEN, CT Space
3.19.11 NEW YORK CITY, NY Bowery Ballroom
3.20.11 CAMBRIDGE, MA Middle East
3.24.11 LANSING, MI Mac's Bar
3.25.11 CHICAGO, IL Subterranean
3.26.11 COLUMBIA, MO Mojo's
3.28.11 DENVER, CO Hi-Drive
3.29.11 PROVO, UT Velour
3.30.11 BOISE, ID Neurolux
3.31.11 SEATTLE, WA Neumo's
4.1.11 BELLINGHAM, WA Wild Buffalo


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

(w/ The Get Up Kids)

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


03.4.11 PORTLAND, OR Doug Fir
03.5.11 SEATTLE, WA Crocodile Cafe
3.7.11 BEND, OR Tower Theater
03.9.11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom of the Hill
03.10.11 SAN DIEGO, CA Loft
03.12.11 NORMAN, OK Opolis
03.13.11 DENTON, TX Dan's Silverleaf
03.14.11 LITTLE ROCK, AR Whitewater Tavern
03.16.11 HOUSTON, TX Mink
03.21.11 TEMPE, AZ Sail Inn
03.22.11 LOS ANGELES, CA Satellite
03.23.11 SANTA CRUZ, CA Crepe Place


That’s it for this time around. Plenty more records to come from REM, Beady Eye, The Limousines, Generationals, Maritime, Daniel Tosh, MOVITS!, The Duke Spirit, Ben Lovett, David Bazan, The Gobes, The Fling, Hooray For Earth, The Wilderness Of Manitoba, Skysaw, Motopony and beyond! We hope you are still enjoying the records we’ve sent you from Say Hi, The Get Up Kids, Oh No Oh My, Klaxons, Eulogies, Neil Young (Blu-ray/DVD) and The Dears. Thank you for being a part of our very exciting 2011!

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