Monday, November 18, 2013

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Broken Bells announce tour


In anticipation of their upcoming After the Disco LP, Broken Bells (the Shins James Mercer and Danger Mouse) have announced a 2014 tour for the month of March. The 10-leg run begins in Minneapolis and wraps up in New Orleans on March 12, leaving open the possibility of an appearance at the 2014 SXSW Festival in Austin. For the entirety of the tour, electronic-pop duo Au Revoir Simone will be opening. After the dates, check out the group's mysterious After the Disco short film which features music (potentially from the new album) and stars Anton Yelchin of Charlie Bartlett fame and actress Kate Mara from House of Cards (as if James Mercer didn't already get enough Spacey comparisons).

Tour Dates:
2/28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
3/1 Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre
3/3 Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall
3/4 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
3/5 Boston, MA - House of Blues
3/7 New York, NY - Webster Hall
3/8 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero Theatre
3/9 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
3/11 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
3/12 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre



Queens of the Stone Age release interactive video

If the mammoth 15-minute animated video for Queens of the Stone Age's ...Like Clockwork weren't enough, the group has outdone themselves with an interactive feature for the brooding "The Vampyre of Time and Memory" directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco. Accompanied by surreal imagery of evil maids and dead animals, the pitch-black video airlifts the group into a house of horrors where every turn is controlled by the viewer.

 The interactive version can be checked out here, and if it's slow to respond you can check out the "regular version" below. In other Queens of the Stone Age news, the band will be releasing a live three-song EP entitled ...Like Cologne tomorrow on Spotify, featuring recordings from a recent stint in the German city.

Check back in tomorrow for more of the newest in new(s), and visit the AllFreshSounds Twitter account for additional news updates.

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