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Saint Motel Releases New Track, Keeps Putting Together the Pieces

Saint Motel releases new track, heading to SXSW

Los Angeles-based Saint Motel have been busy since they last released new music back in September of 2009, including selling out multiple hometown shows, most recently their 3rd annual Zombie Prom, playing the Rock & Roll Circus in NYC with Ariel Pink and Amazing Baby, as well as touring with the likes of Band of Skulls and Nico Vega. The band will be playing a series of shows at the little music gathering in Austin next week called SXSW, including an official showcase at Emo’s on Saturday night (3/19) with Neon Trees and The Limousines among others, and they just wrapped up an albums worth of new tracks, the first of which they’ve released today, called “Puzzle Pieces” – check it out… SAINT MOTEL – Puzzle Pieces by saintmotel

Tour Spotlight: Imagine Dragons, Saint Motel & Nico Vega

Imagine Dragons, Saint Motel and Nico Vega kick off their West Coast tour tonight at The Casbah in San Diego… Imagine Dragons are coming off support for Hot Chip and Interpol last week, while Saint Motel has been continuing their SoCal siege with KCRW airplay and a recent Live at the Village session on Nic Harcourt‘s LiveBuzz… The tour hits Los Angeles this Friday night, October 29th, for a “Witch Hunt” at The Roxy and will also hit the New Noise Music Festival on Nov. 6th. Full list of dates below…

10/26: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theater
11/6: Santa Barbara, CA @ New Noise Music Festival
11/7: Sacramento, CA @ The Blue Lamp
11/9: Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
11/11: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
11/13: Nevada City, CA @ Miners Foundary
11/15: San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
11/16: Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
11/18: Fresno, CA @ Audie’s
11/19: Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar

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Disney Buys iPhone Music Game Maker Tapulous

Yesterday saw another report declaring that a cloud-based version of iTunes is “definitely happening soon,” though further reporting by CNET‘s Media Maverick today has those claims in question as there is nothing indicating Apple has secured the necessary licenses from the four major labels to launch such a service…  Disney has bought Tapulous, the maker of popular iPhone music games including their early hit Tap Tap Revenge, such a move seems to indicate the mouses’ plan to move more into the social and mobile game arenaNettwerk CEO and Lilith Fair co-founder Terry McBride penned an open-letter on Tuesday to all the critics of his struggling tour; this coming ahead of the announcement yesterday of the cancellation of 10 Lilith concert dates… Elsewhere, the expected closure of BBC Radio 6 may not happen, thanks to the large increase in listenership and support for the station since it was first announced that the digital station was marked for termination… And checkout the LA Weekly profile of L.A.’s Saint Motel in the studio…

Take Notice: Saint Motel

L.A.'s Saint Motel

With sold-out shows at The Roxy, long lines for their Spaceland residency and a packed room for their recent KROQ/Filter show at the Echoplex, Tinseltown music fans and industry folks alike have definitely taken notice of L.A. locals Saint Motel. Now, having completed a successful Northwest/Canada tour with UK buzz act Band of Skulls, expect a lot more folks to be packing their shows. And rightfully so, considering powerhouse talent agency CAA have picked them up for representation.

From the beginning, the group took added measures to stand out from other local acts by putting together themed “events” rather than just shows, like their annual Zombie Prom or the Black and White show. They also used creative methods of promoting, such as creating videos to virally promote their events. When they released their six-song ForPlay EP last September, it also came with a free video for each song. What may seem like small extra touches, have gone a long way to building a solid fan base, and has caught the attention of local tastemakers like KROQ’s Kat Corbett and Nic Harcourt, who have championed the band.  Catch them on July 1st at the Hammer Museum where they headline the opening show of KCRW’s concert series, Also I like to Rock…