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The Terror, The Flaming Lips’ new album, has been pushed back two weeks to April 16th. However, It’s not all bad news: The Lips performed the album in full during their SXSW showcase at Auditorium Shores over the weekend.

“I think our records are getting trippier and trippier,” Coyne said, describing The Terror. “We’ve been a band for so long, but I think our desire to do new things is just bigger than ever because we just know how to do so much stuff now… Our music has always been weird; we’ve always been weird.”

The album’s weird potential accessibility might hinge on the universal nature of its lyrical theme: control.

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The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Hundred of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.

This year, Jack White has been named the official ambassador of international Record Store Day on 20 April. So, let’s let Ambassador White speak for himself:

“The world hasn’t stopped moving. Out there, people are still talking to each other face-to-face, exchanging ideas and turning each other on. Art houses are showing films, people are drinking coffee and telling tall tales, women and men are confusing each other and record stores are selling discs full of soul that you haven’t felt yet. So why do we choose to hide in our caves and settle for replication? We know better. We should at least. We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting turned onto music that you can hold in your hands and share with others.”

So don’t forget to support your local record stores come April 20th – Jack White will be eternally grateful.

Jack White

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Iggy Pop forced to self-release new album after label rejection – the lastest Iggy And The Stooges album is due to be released on the 30th of April.

“My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It’s just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group when they’re an older group they also make fucking records. They don’t just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money…”

Iggy and the Stooges will begin the Ready To Die live assault shortly. Stay tuned for coordinates! Now, just listen to a new Iggy And The Stooges song “Burn” and tell us what you think!

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It’s friday, here’s a new David Bowie album!

If you want to hear the new album, “The Next Day”, it‘s available to stream as a worldwide exclusive on the iTunes Store here now: http://itunes.com/davidbowie

David, a man who has every claim to being the greatest pop star of this century and the last, had not put out any music since 2003’s album, “Reality”.

Been 10 years since his last album… So you better watch the video “Where Are We Now” – his first new song in 10 years –, has Bowie in deeply reflective mode, a man “lost in time… just walking the dead”. It’s a stately, down tempo reminiscence that runs through a litany of Berlin streets.

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The first WeDemand concert in NY with BadBadNotGood was a total success! The super fans made it happen twice: first buying the WeDemand tickets to confirm the gig, then spreading the word to help it sell out.

The result? The super fans got a FULL REFUND and watched BBNG perform for FREE!

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BADBADNOTGOOD - Upcoming Gigs

Hey everyone! We’re excited to remember that our very first shows are only a few weeks left to become reality. BadBadNotGood is coming to Boston and Brooklyn, on February 7th and 8th.

And don’t forget: If the concert sell out, you get a full refund and watch the show for FREE! So spread the word to your friends of Facebook, Twitter and other social media plataforms to increase your chance of having it all!

Buy the tickets for New York here and Boston here.

See you at the show!

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We started our first US campaign to get the hyped up hip hop instrumental trio BADBADBADNOTGOOD to play in San Francisco for the first time, this wednesday, the 12th, 10PM at the Mezzanine.

If 200 Queremos! Tickets (US$ 15) are sold, the minimum amount needed to confirm the concert is reached. Then the sales of general admission tickets (US$ 20) begin and if those sell out (650 available) the super fans who chipped in first get a full refund and watch the gig for free!

So if you are in or around SF, take action and let’s make it happen!

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Queremos!

Queremos! has organised 39 concerts in Brazil, from the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Vampire Weekend, Chromeo, Warpaint, Primal Scream, James Blake, The National and many others), selling over 45 thousand tickets and reimbursing over seven thousand fans, as reward for their effort in making all of these concerts happen.

Queremos! came up as a solution to a problem that we had in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Many bands that we loved were coming to Brazil but wouldn’t play in Rio because, due to a recent bad track record, promoters weren’t willing to take the risks involved to make this concerts. Although travelling for concerts can be fun, it would be great to be able to see our favorite bands in our city as well.

Knowing there were many music fans just like us and that there was indeed and untapped market, we we came up with a solution to make the process of booking a band easier and more interactive, putting together fans, artists and promoter/venues and making for a better. Quickly we learned that this format we created to make our first concert possible (Miike Snow, in September 2011) was actually a new business model. So, here we are, two years on an expanding.

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Here are some of our most memorable moments:

We are honoured to have hosted one of LCD Soundsystem’s last concerts on their farewell tour. Watch a clip of the concert and hear James Murphy’s thoughts on Queremos! and the changes brought by this format:

Broken Social Scene had their last concert before the hiatus in Rio, at a Queremos! concert. Kevin Drew talked about it:

The National said their concert in Rio was on of the best in their tour. We are happy to have heard the same thing from many other bands on the past two years (Mayer Hawthorne, James Blake, Two Door Cinema Club…), and the reason for it is simple: in a gig put on by the fans the incendiary factor gets 10 times stronger:

Afrobeat legend Tony Allen made a historical gig in Rio, it was Fela Kuti’s partner first time in Rio:

On each Queremos! concert we invite a different visual artist to create a special posters to promote the concert and the fans receive a free copy, as a special souvenir to remember it by. Check the gallery on our Facebook page and also visit our Flickr page to see pictures from all of concerts promoted through Queremos!

And here’s a compilation of best moments from Queremos! concerts: