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New Akron/Family Video. See Them On Tour in January

 

Check out the new video for “Cast A Net” from Akron/Family’s S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. The video follows a young protagonist as she journeys through a maritime wonderland. Directed by Percept Visual’s Brian Ziffer this video perfectly captures the soothing qualities of “Cast A Net” which plays like the perfect bedtime fairy tale.

In other news, Akron/Family will be touring North America and launching a new record label, Family Tree Records. Supporting AK on the US tour dates will be Denver’s Bad Weather California who are also the first signees to Family Tree Records. For more info on this new project check out the Family Tree Records website. And check out the full list of Akron/Family tour dates right HERE.

Califone Plays Pickathon, Tours West Coast in August

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Califone will play the Pickathon Music Festival outside Portland, OR August 5-7 and will follow their festival appearance with a trek down the west coast. Check out full dates below and the band’s latest video for “Better Angels” from their most recent release All My Friends Are Funeral Singers above.

08/05/11 Happy Valley, OR- Pickathon
08/06/11 Happy Valley, OR- Pickathon
08/07/11 Happy Valley, OR- Pickathon
08/09/11 Vancouver, BC- Biltmore Cabaret
08/10/11 Seattle, WA- The Crocodile Cafe
08/12/11 San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill
08/14/11 Los Angeles, CA- Satellite Club
08/15/11 San Diego, CA- Casbah

Mt St Helens Vietnam Band’s Benjamin Verdoes Performs on Local Seattle TV for Noise for the Needy

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band is performing at the Noise for the Needy Festival in Seattle this Saturday June 12 at The Vera Project. Yesterday morning lead singer Benjamin Verdoes made an appearance on New Day NW the local morning news talk show on Seattle’s King 5. Watch above, as Ben does a beautiful solo version of “At Night” from their most recent record Where The Messengers Meet as well as sitting down and talking about the band and festival. MSHVB’s drummer Marshall Verdoes also makes an appearance on the show, looking pretty slick in a nice blazer. In addition to Noise for the Needy you can also catch MSHVB live this Friday June 11 at the Floyd Norgaard Historic Center in Stanwood, WA.

 

WATCH: New Video for The Donkeys “Don’t Know Who We Are”

Above is The Donkeys new video for “Don’t Know Who We Are” off of their new album Born With Stripes, which is out this week. The video was directed by Jeff Lowe and features pinatas, psychedelia, and some cool looks at street art around the band’s hometown, San Diego.

Speaking of San Diego, The Donkeys will be all over the city this Saturday (4/30) playing three in-store performances at Cow Records (noon PT), M-Theory (1:45pm PT), and Record City (3:30pm PT) before heading to Sushi Arts that evening for their official record release show.

The Luyas Share New Video, Release New Split 7-Inch with Twin Sister

Above is the new video from the Luyas for the title track off of their new record “Too Beautiful To Work.” The Luyas team up again with director Derrick Belcham of A Story Well Told, continuing a collaboration that has yielded such projects as the video for “Tiny Head” and the La Blogotheque curated live video “Everything is Outta Sight.” Check out an interview with Derrick and the band about the making of the video on Spinner right HERE.

In addition, the Luyas will be celebrating Record Store Day on April 16, with an exclusive split 7-inch with close friends Twin Sister. The record contains two new songs: the Luyas “When I Am a Woman” and Twin Sister’s “Meet the Frownies.” Twin Sister’s track was recorded for the wonderful Weathervane Music project. Check out the video, produced by Shaking Through HERE. You can spy the 7-inch below, and find more info about it HERE.

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