VIDEO: DLRN featuring Stevie Nader’s “Fear & Loathing”.

DLRN have created one hell of a sleek and dare I say sexy video, mixed in with animal masks and plants. Am I saying animal masks are sexy? Nnnnnnnnno, there are other elements that makes this sexy, and part of it has to do with a bit of “Fear & Loathing”. Is it fear and loathing in the vein of Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman? You tell me. The song is on their Awakenings EP and will also appear on their forthcoming album, Neon Nair. The video comes courtesy of director Sami Abdou.

California residents will be able to get the DLRN experience through the following scheduled shows:

August 16… San Francisco, CA (Neck of the Woods) @
August 22… San Francisco, CA (50 Mason Social Club)
September 6… Silverlake, CA (TBA)
September 7… Calabasas, CA (The Auto Gallery)
September 8… Sacramento, CA (Launch Music Festival) #

@ w/ The Flavr Blue
# w/ Imagine Dragons, Minus The Bear, Washed Out

SOME STUFFS: Tera Melos share tour slots and new video

1) This has got to be one of the wildest videos I’ve seen in awhile. You may feel free to blame director Behn Fannin for this insanity, as I would, as it’s great. Seriously.

2) After that workout in a video, Tera Melos will be heading on the road on that thin line between summer and fall, in support of their album X’ed Out (my review of which can be read by clicking here. Upcoming in the near future is a stop at the Wicked Park Festival in Chicago, before they take a month and a half off to gear up for a visit to the Launch Festival in their hometown Sacramento on September 7th. That is when they’ll meet up with Minus The Beat and The New Trust, as you’ll see below:

July 27… – Chicago, IL (Wicker Park Fest)
Sept 7… Sacramento, CA (Launch Festival)
Sept 9… San Francisco, CA (Slim’s) @
Sept 10… Los Angeles, CA (The Fonda Theatre) @
Sept 11… Solana Beach, CA (Belly Up Tavern) @
Sept 13… Denver, CO (Marquee Theatre) @
Sept 14… Santa Fe, NM (Railway) @
Sept 16… Austin, TX (Emo’s East) @
Sept 17… Houston, TX (House of Blues) @
Sept 18… New Orleans, LA (Tipitina’s) @
Sept 19… Dallas, TX (Granada Theatre) @
Sept 20… Lawrence, KS (Granada Theatre) @
Sept 22… Salt Lake City, UT (The Depot) @
Sept 24… Pomona, CA (The Glass House) @

@ w/ Minus The Bear and The New Trust

SOME STUFFS: Eighteen Individual Eyes to head on tour with Minus The Bear

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Seattle groovesters Eighteen Individual Eyes will be braving the winter roads of the United States next month, and they’re taking Minus The Bear along with them. The Deer Tracks and Magic Winds will join them when they stop in Minneapolis. They will begin in Seattle before heading through the midwest. See their jaunt dates:

February 23… Seattle WA (Lo-Fi)
February 24… Missoula MT (VFW)
February 26… Minneapolis MN (7th Street Entry) #
February 27… Sioux Falls SD (The Vault) *
February 28… Lincoln NE (Bourbon Theatre) *
March 1… Des Moines IA (Wooly’s) *
March 2… Madison WI (Majestic Theatre) *
March 3… Chicago IL (Metro) *
March 4… Bloomington IN (Bluebird) *

* with Minus The Bear
# with The Deer Tracks and Magic Wands

RECORD CRACK: Seattle band Minus The Bear prepare for vinyl wares at the OMNI-I-I-I-I-I-I

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2010 will most likely be a very active year for Minus The Bear. The band recently signed with Dangerbird Records, who will be releasing the already-completed 4th album from the band, called OMNI.

According to a Tweet on the @minusthebear, the album is being mastered at The Lodge in NYC (you may have seen ads for them in TapeOp) and because of the length (said to be longer than their last album), it will be released in vinyl form as a double LP.

The band will be doing a small handful of shows for the next few month, you can see dates here. One of the shows will be a spot at this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival, held at The Gorge in George, WA, they will play on Saturday night (May 29th). Summer dates are probably being set-up right now as they get closer to the album’s release date of May 4th. Like ELO, Minus The Bear fans can hold on tight.