MIIKE SNOW (DOWNTOWN) EARNS 3 1/2 STARS IN ROLLING STONE

July 28, 2009

Miike Snow

The debut album from the Swedish / NYC trio received 3 1/2 stars in the brand new issue of Rolling Stone (Michael Jackson cover).  Click the link or read below to see the review.

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Swedes: they’re still insane! Enter Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, better known as Bloodshy and Avant, the Stockholm production duo known for doing tracks with Madonna and Britney Spears, notably on the single-of-the-century contender “Toxic.” Here they hook up with indie boy Andrew Wyatt, manhandling his plaintive love ballads until they explode into freewheeling electro fantasias. “Faker” might be a well-turned pop song on acoustic guitar, but this threesome bring out the unruly emotion in it with synth swirls and junkyard disco breaks. The New Wave yearning of “Plastic Jungle” is something toxic indeed.

Miike Snow – Miike Snow (DWT70085 / 878037008524 / C14) Available Now


KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS (DOWNTOWN) MUSICAL GUEST ON FALLON 8/12

July 28, 2009

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The much buzzed about sibling trio from North London, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, will be the musical guest on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, August 12th (NBC 12:35 / 11:35c).  The eclectic band are currently on the road opening for Coldplay!

www.myspace.com/kittydaisyandlewis

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (DWT70103 / 878037010329 / C13) Available 8.25.09

NOTE: Available digitally 8.11.09


KID SISTER (DOWNTOWN) PRESS RELEASE – NEW ALBUM OUT 10/6

July 25, 2009

Kid Sis pub

KID SISTER ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OF LONG-ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM

 THE NEWLY TITLED ULTRAVIOLET  OUT OCTOBER 6TH ON DOWNTOWN RECORDS

 The much lauded superstar in the making, Kid Sister, is releasing her long-anticipated debut album, Ultraviolet, on October 6th on Downtown Records. When Kid Sister (aka Melisa Young) turned in her album, originally titled Dream Date, in September of 2008, she pulled a daring move and asked Downtown to hold off on releasing it.

 “There were a few things about the album that irked me…the album wasn’t cohesive”, Young told Pitchfork in an interview earlier this year. Downtown allowed her some time to make the album what she wanted, and she went back to work with executive producer A-Trak and the rest of the creative team behind Fool’s Gold. The result is the stunning Ultraviolet.  The album is a landmark, merging electronic music and club rap in ways that have never been done before. The album includes production by some of the most sought after, cutting edge producers working today (including A-Trak, Rusko, Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso, Sinden, XXXChange, Brian Kennedy, Herve, Yuksek and DJ Gant-Man) who all seem to have recognized the talent and star power that also motivated Kanye West to collaborate with her on 2007’s Pro Nails single, helping in part to create the deafening buzz that surrounds her now. The album is 12 songs deep, with each track being mixed seamlessly into the next, creating a continuous mix of songs that contain an innovative approach to their perfectly honed pop sensibilities.  The final release of Kid Sister’s signature effervescent rapping style with these innovative producers will cement her debut release as one of the most talked about this year.

Tracklisting:

1. Right Hand Hi
2. Life On TV
3. Daydreaming
4. Let Me Bang 2009
5. Big n Bad
6. Pro Nails (feat. Kanye West)
7. Step (feat. Estelle)
8. Switch Board (feat. DJ Gant-Man)
9. Get Fresh
10. 53421
11. You Ain’t Really Down
12. Control

www.myspace.com/kidsister

Kid Sister – Ultraviolet  Available 10.06.09


MIIKE SNOW (DOWNTOWN) APPEARING ON KIMMEL 8/5

July 25, 2009

 Miike Snow

The postmodern Swedish/NYC  pop trio Miike Snow will be the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, August 5th (ABC 12:05 / 11:05c)

www.myspace.com/miikesnow

http://abc.go.com/latenight/jimmykimmel/index?pn=index

Miike Snow – Miike Snow (DWT70085 / 878037008524 / C14) Available NOW


MOS DEF (DOWNTOWN) #11 ALBUM OF ’09 ON SPIN.COM

July 24, 2009

Mos Def

Mos Def’s new album The Ecstatic is the #11 album of the year (so far) according to Spin.com.  Click the link to see the full story

http://www.spin.com/gallery/20-best-albums-2009-so-far?page=10#main

Mos Def – The Ecstatic (DWT70055 / 878037005523 / C16) Available NOW


KID SISTER (DOWNTOWN) #1 ON HYPE MACHINE

July 21, 2009

Kid Sis pub

After the debut of the new Kid Sister single “Right Hand Hi” on MySpace and Perez Hilton yesterday, she’s become the #1 most blogged artist on Hype Machine (music’s #1 blog site)…

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Note other Downtown artists on the chart… Major Lazer #2 and Amanda Blank #12

Click her MySpace link to here the song  www.myspace.com/kidsister

Look for Kid Sister’s hotly anticipated debut album Ultraviolet in October.


MOS DEF (DOWNTOWN) TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

July 21, 2009

Mos Def

Finally!  New tour dates announced for Mos Def in support of his universally applauded Downtown album The Ecstatic.

8/1        Minn., MN                             First Avenue
8/2        Chicago, IL                           House Of Blues
8/8        Newport, RI                         Fort Adams State Park
8/14      Atlanta, GA                          The Tabernacle
8/17      New Orleans, LA                House Of Blues
8/18      Dallas, TX                              House Of Blues
8/19      Houston, TX                         House Of Blues
8/28      Portland, OR                        Roseland Theater
9/12      Governors Island, NY      Water Taxi Beach
10/3      Austin, TX                             Austin City Limits

www.myspace.com/mosdef

Mos Def – The Ecstatic (DWT70055 / 878037005523 / C16) Available NOW


DAVID GRAY (DOWNTOWN) FALL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

July 21, 2009

David Gray Pub

Acclaimed UK singer-songwriter David Gray kicks off his U.S. tour October 23rd (Boston) in support of his highly anticipated new album Draw The Line (Mercer Street / Downtown).  Confirmed dates below with more to be announced in the coming weeks

October 23rd                Boston, MA                   Wang Theatre
October 24th                New York, NY              WAMU Theater
October 26th                Toronto, Canada         Massey Hall
October 27th                Upper Darby, PA         Tower Theatre
October 29th                Chicago, IL                     Chicago Auditorium Theatre
October 30th                Minneapolis, MN         Orpheum Theatre
November 1st              Denver, CO                      Paramount Theatre
November 2nd              Salt Lake City, UT       Kingsbury Hall
November 4th              Portland, OR                 Arlene Schnizer Concert Hall
November 7th              Oakland, CA                  Paramount Theatre
November 9th              Los Angeles, CA          Orpheum Theatre

David Gray – Draw The Line (DWT70109 / 878037010923 / J12) Available 9.22.09


DAVID GRAY (DOWNTOWN) #1 MOST ADDED AT AAA

July 20, 2009

David Gray Pub

David Gray’s lead single “Fugitive” from his forthcoming Mercer Street / Downtown album Draw The Line is the #1 most added at AAA Radio this week.  Official impact date is 7/27!

Total adds – 34 (ahead of Dave Matthews Band and Pearl Jam)

New adds:

WXRT/Chicago, WXRV/Boston, WZGC/Atlanta, CIDR/Detroit, WFUV/NYC, WRLT/Nashville, KBCO/Denver, KGSR/Austin, WYEP/Pittsburgh, KCLC/St Louis, WJCU/Cleveland, KTBG/Kansas City, KPTL/Des Moines, WYMS/Milwaukee, KUT/Austin, KXLY/Spokane, WFPK/Louisville, KTHX/Reno, WCLZ/Portland, WNCS/Burlington
 
Already on:
WRXP/NYC, KSWD/Los Angeles, Sirius XM/Spectrum, KMTT/Seattle, WXPN/Philly, WRNR/Baltimore

David Gray – Draw The Line (DWT70109 / 878037010923 / J12) Available 9.22.09


MIIKE SNOW (DOWNTOWN) “BURIAL” VIDEO

July 17, 2009

Miike Snow

Check out the strange yet inspiring new video “Burial” from Miike Snow’s self-titled debut. 

Early online support already on The Fader, Discobelle, Prefix Mag, Dailymotion.com and Broken Cool.

 
Miike Snow – Miike Snow (DWT70085 / 878037008524 / C14) Available Now

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