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Asteroids Galaxy Tour Announce New Album

by Emily

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour are set to release their latest, Out of Frequency, on January 31. Check the CSS remix of “Heart Attack” from the album over at Rolling Stone.

The Copenhagen band hits the mean streets of the U.S. for a national tour that kicks off in New York City on the album release date, then make their way across the country with Vacationer. Full route and ticket info on their website.

Vocalist Mette Lindberg talked to us about life on the road.

Girl in a Coma Release Exits & All the Rest

by Emily

Girl in a Coma have released Exits & All the Rest (Blackheart Records), their fourth full-length since their 2007 debut, Back Before I’m Gone. Check their new video for the single “Smart” over at Rolling Stone.

The San Antonio band launched a national tour playing select dates with The Coathangers and Fences. Check their website for stops.

The trio also told us what it’s like to be on Blackheart Records, founded by Joan Jett (that’s Miss Jett to you).

The Knux Announce Tour Dates

by Emily

The Knux are packing their bags for a U.S. winter tour in support of their recent album Eraser released last month. Check their Facebook page for full route and dates.

The duo also teamed up with Kid Cudi for “Run,” complete with a fun-filled probably NSFW video. The guys stopped by our studio to talk about song leaks and why they’re not always such a bad thing.

The Roots Announce Next Album

by Emily

The Roots are set to release their latest album undun on December 6. The 10-track concept album is based on the life of Redford Stephens, though the band gives no information other than his birth and death dates.

“undun is the story of this kid who becomes criminal, but he wasn’t born criminal…he’s actually thoughtful and is neither victim nor hero. Just some kid who begins to order his world in a way that makes the most sense to him at a given moment,” says drummer ?uestlove.

Check the first single “Make My” featuring Big K.R.I.T. over at Okayplayer. Also take a peek behind the scenes with ?uestlove on his role as bandleader with the group at “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

Meshell Ndegeocello Announces Ninth Album and Winter Tour

by Emily

Meshell Ndegeocello has announced a U.S. winter tour as she prepares to release her ninth album in 20 years, Weather, out November 8. The tour kicks of in November, with additional dates in January.

The album features a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel,” and appearances from Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Ministry), Benji Hughes, and Joe Henry.

Check out a recent interview with Meshell at Austin’s KUT radio, as well as our sit-down with the musician, who talked about the benefits and conundrums of being raised as an army brat.

J-Zone to Release Book “Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit and a Celebration of Failure”

by Emily

J-Zone is set to release the book “Root for the Villain: Rap, Bullshit and a Celebration of Failure” this fall.

The book is “a collection of memoirs and think pieces written by a curmudgeonly commercial failure who is somehow laughing hysterically at both himself and the stupidity of the world,” according to the rapper. The first chapter is available over at Ego Trip.

Check our archive for more of J-Zone’s take on the music industry, chicks and punk rock ethos.

Common Asks Fans to Create Music Video

by Emily

Common is asking fans for a little help with the music video for his latest single “Ghetto Dreams.” Filmmakers can submit original videos inspired by the track, and the winner will receive a Canon T3i digital camera and a signed copy of Common’s album, The Dreamer, The Believer.

The deadline to submit is November 7, with a few weeks of voting and a final decision from Common on December 5. For more details on how to submit, check here, and watch the original video below.

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