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28 September 2009

The Clean - Interviews from 1989 & 1994

The Clean - Interviews from 1989 & 1994 from Merge Records on Vimeo.

(c)(p) Andrew Ellis

24 September 2009

Fever Ray - Seven Video and Tour Dates

Fever Ray (aka Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife) will bring her highly anticipated live show to North America this Fall. The tour begins with two performances at NYC's Webster Hall, a fitting venue for the launch of Andersson's return to the North American stage. In 2006 Andersson and brother Olof Dreijer – performing together as The Knife – debuted live to U.S. audiences with two sold-out shows at the acclaimed venue. This time, now supported by a four-piece band, Andersson's Fever Ray persona will be the main attraction.

Sept 28 NYC, NY @ Webster Hall
Sept 29 NYC, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 1 Montreal @ Metropolis
Oct 2 Toronto @ Kool Haus
Oct 3 Chicago @ Metro
Oct 5 San Francisco @ Grand Ballroom
Oct 7 Los Angeles @ Henry Fonda Theater

23 September 2009

Interview with Doug Martsch at OnlineRock

Interview with Doug Martsch at OnlineRock: "Built to Spill released their first album Ultimate Alternative Wavers in 1993. Since then the band has released five additional studio records, toured extensively throughout the world, and have aquired a devoted fan base. On October 6th, Warner Bros. Records will release Built to Spill's seventh studio album, There Is No Enemy. I had a chance to talk Built to Spill's frontman Doug Martsch about the new record, how the band works in the studio, and the Boise music scene."

The Dø Kick Off US Tour

Dan and Olivia, otherwise known as The Dø (the band name is drawn from the initials of their first names) have come a long way with a successful debut album, “A Mouthful”: they are the 1st band in France to reach # 1 with an album sung in English!

“It was crazy! We were supposed to be underground", exclaims Merihalti. "Thank god Radiohead’s album didn’t come out for another few weeks".

Now the duo is ready to pack their instruments and set into a new adventure, their long-awaited tour of North America with stops in LA, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and stretching as far as Canada and Mexico to make the whole experience complete.

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22 September 2009

Interview with Daniel Johnston at OnlineRock

Check out the interview from SXSW:

Interview with Daniel Johnston at OnlineRock

21 September 2009

Friday, September 25 is the First SXSW Registration Deadline

Want to attend SXSW in 2010 for the least-expensive price possible? Then take advantage of the early bird discount by registering before the end of the day on Friday, September 25. You can save $155 on the walk-up rate for all Music, Film, Interactive and Gold badges, and save $305 on a Platinum badge, when you register by Friday.

That's right, you can see all the daytime programming, incredible Trade Shows, Music showcases, Film screenings, plus tons of amazing evening events at a steep discount if you register before Friday. So what are you waiting for?

20 September 2009

Creating a One-Sheet

Here at OnlineRock, we receive around 50 to 100 CDs every month from artists and PR firms looking to get some sort of coverage. These packages include anything from just the CD to elaborate photographs and multi-paged biographies. Some include candy, stickers and buttons but what's actually the most helpful for us is a quality one-sheet.

A one-sheet is just that, one sheet of paper (it can be a PDF as well) with just the most important facts about the band or CD. In this new Twitter world we live in, the key is being concise and clear. The most important ingredients of a one-sheet, in my opinion, are listed below.

1. Band and CD Name.
2. Short Biography
3. Three short press quotes.
4. Key Tracks (this could be the single) and indicate if any can be included on podcasts or as a free download.
5. RIYL (recommended if you like) to give readers an idea if they would enjoy this artist.
6. Small picture of CD cover and/or Band.
7. Marketing highlights such as radio promo, ads in publications and tours.
8. Contact info with names, emails, phone numbers and websites.

I'm sure there are other items that help make a release stand out but these are what's important for me. Please feel free to add your own.

19 September 2009

Win A Free Line 6 DM-4 Distortion Modeler Pedal

The Line 6 DM-4 Distortion Modeler Pedal gives you programmable overdrives and distortions in a floor stompbox. It holds 16 models of vintage overdrive, distortion, and fuzz effects; including the TS808 Tube Screamer, Fuzz Face, Big Muff, Rat, Octavia, Tone Bender, Tube Driver, and more! With 4 programmable presets and an expression pedal input for realtime control of all effect settings. Bass, middle, and treble controls and true bypass switching. Now is your chance to win a brand new DM-4 Distortion Modeler Pedal from Line 6. Each month we will be giving away a differnt Line 6 product so check back often.

18 September 2009

OnlineRock Podcast Vol 32


1. Christmas Island: Bed Island, Blackout Summer on In the Red Records
2. Princeton: Calypso Gold, Cocoon of Love on Kanine
3. J. Tillman: Earthly Bodies, Year in the Kingdom on Western Vinyl
4. Or, The Whale: Datura, Or the Whale on Seany Records
5. Early Day Miners: So Slowly, The Treatment on Secretly Canadian
6. The Almighty Defenders: Cone of Light, The Almighty Defenders on Vice Records
7. Volcano Choir: Island, IS, Unmap on Jagjaguwar
8. Times New Viking: No Time, No Hope, Born Again Revisited on Matador
9. Lake Heartbeat: Mystery, Trust in Numbers on Service
10. Devon Williams: Sufferer, Sufferer 7" on Slumberland
11. Owen: Good Friends, Bad Habits, New Leaves on Polyvinyl
12. Port O'Brien: Sour Milk / Salt Water, Threadbare on Cityslang
13. Why?: This Blackest Purse, Eskimo Snow on Anticon
14. Fool's Gold: Surprise Hotel, Fool's Gold on IAMSOUND
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11 September 2009

G Love at the Crystal Bay Club

01 September 2009

OnlineRock Podcast Vol 31


1. The Big Pink: Dominos, A Brief History of Love on 4AD
2. The Drums: Let's Go Surfing, Summertime EP on Twentyseven
3. Grand Archives: Silver Among Gold, Keep in Mind Frankenstein on Sub Pop
4. Shannon Stephens: In Summer in the Heat, The Breadwinner on Asthmatic Kitty
5. The Clean: In the Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul, Mister Pop on Merge
6. Brown Recluse: Contour and Context, The Soft Skin EP on Slumberland
7. These United States: I Want You to Keep Everything, Everything Touches Everything on United Interests
8. Cotton Jones: Where You Stop for a Minute, Rio Ranger EP on Quite Scientific Records
9. David Bazan: Bless This Mess, Curse Your Branches on Barsuk
10. The Leisure Society: We Were Wasted, The Sleeper on Wilkommen Records/Full Time Hobby
11. Yo La Tengo: Here to Fall, Popular Songs on Matador
12. Slaraffenland: Open Your Eyes, We're on Your Side on Hometapes

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