Quick Hits & Clips: Paper Route, Pilot Speed, Underoath, Pete Seeger, Relapse Records Contamination Tour

posted April 27, 2009

  • The folks over at Imeem are hosting the exclusive pre-release listening party for Paper Route's "Absence." Their Universal Motown debut is out next Tuesday, April 28th. The guys are currently on tour with Copeland followed by a May/June tour with Young Love.
  • The official video for Pilot Speed's "Put The Phone Down" is now out. It's the first single from their upcoming album, "Wooden Bones," which hits stores April 28th. Here are a few words from Chris from the band: "Here's the brand new video for 'Put The Phone Down.' I think it's safe to say it's our most ambitious video to date....and easily the craziest day of shooting we've ever seen, what with tons of actors, a few select fans, and Todd in full stuntman mode. It was lovingly directed here in Toronto by Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene, Interpol, etc, etc). As for what it all means, and just what is going on in this crazy surreal world the band has stumbled into, we'll leave that for you to decide.... it may take a few viewings! Let us know what you think."
  • Currently in the midst of their fourth international tour since last fall, Underoath have announced the MySpace global premiere of the video for "Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear," the compelling new single off their acclaimed fourth studio album "Lost In The Sound of Separation" (Tooth & Nail/Solid State)."Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear" will hit Alternative and Rock radio in early June.
  • Sunday Breakfast host John Platt will mark the 90th birthday of American songwriting icon Pete Seeger with Pete at 90: A Seeger Celebration. Airing on Seeger's 90th birthday, Sunday, May 3rd, the 90 minute+ tribute will feature songs such as "Turn Turn Turn," "If I Had a Hammer," and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" performed by Seeger and others, as well as extensive comments from Pete about his life and music. Friends and protégés including: Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, Nanci Griffith, Tom Chapin, Leo Kottke and Don McLean will relate stories about Seeger and discuss his vast influence. Sunday Breakfast airs on WFUV (90.7 FM) in New York City and www.wfuv.org around the world. "Pete is a living national treasure. And I stress 'living,' because he's as active and engaged as ever in making the world a better place, putting folks half his age to shame with his energy and commitment," says Platt.
  • When the Relapse Records Contamination Tour rolls though Cleveland on May 6th you will be able to get into the show completely for free. What's the catch you ask? Nothing. All you need to so is print out the tour flyer and present it at the door when you get to the venue (Peabody's).