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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Secretly Canadian inks jj

Swedish band jj has signed onto Secretly Canadian for the release of their next album, aptly titled jj no3. the new album will hit the streets on March 9 in US (UK date to be announced).

The band will also be supporting the release with their first ever North American dates later in March extending into April.

For a sneak peak of the album, listen to "Ecstacy" off jj no 2. Conjures up reminders of a modernized My Bloody Valentine with more dreamscapes.

Tour dates:
3/22 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon

3/23 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
3/24 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
3/25 Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle
3/28 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
3/29 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
3/30 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
3/31 New York, NY - Webster Hall
4/02 Boston, MA - Paradise
4/03 Montreal, QC - Le National
4/04 Toronto, ON - Lees Palace
4/05 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
4/06 Bloomington, IN - Buskirk-Chumley Theater
4/08 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
4/09 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
4/12 Bellingham, WA - The Nightlight Lounge
4/13 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
4/14 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
4/16 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
some newsletter highlites from last week:
  • Dropkick Murphys will be performing at Fenway Park on New Year's Day as part of the 2010 Bridgestone Winter Classic NHL game. They are set to perform "I'm Shipping Up To Boston." If you're not in the know on these games, it's a new series of games the NHL started where teams play outside on NYD. Current forecast for NYD in Boston, 41 as the high, 28 as the low and 70% chance of rain.
  • Owen Pallett is releasing Heartland on Jan 18 on Domino; also slated from the label is the March 1 release of Archie Bronson Outfit's Coconut.
  • The Snake The Cross The Crown has a new video for "In Time" up.
  • Aborted have a new song up on their MySpace page. They're releasing a digital EP called Coronary Reconstruction "soon" (no date yet from Prosthetic Recs)
  • Dark Tranquility will be touring with Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada next month.
  • Finntroll have a making-of video for "Solsagan" Their new album, Nifelvind comes out Feb 22 in Europe and March 9 in US; new video debuts on MySpace Jan 15

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