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MUSIC: North American Tour for Elbow

Manchester, England’s Elbow announce tour dates in support of its fifth studio full-length Build A Rocket Boys!

09/18 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park – Austin, TX
09/20 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
09/21 – Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
09/22 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
09/23 – Popped Festival, FDR Park – Philadelphia, PA
09/25 – Terminal 5 – New York , NY
09/26 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
09/28 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/01- The Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA

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My favorite music releases this year (so far)

Adele- 21
–soulful, heartfelt, strong

Death Cab for Cutie- Codes and Keys
–adore this melodic indie band

Nick Jaina- The Beanstalks that have Brought Us Here Have Gone
–impressive range of moods, vocals and compositions. talented women with distinctive voices

The Decemberists- The King is Dead

PJ Harvey- Let England Shake
–songs about England’s history told in a manner only PJ Harvey can do. such an amazing album.

Cake- Showroom of Compassion
–quirky, infectious, great to work-out to

If By Yes- Salt on Sea Glass

The Strokes- Angles

Elbow- Build a Rocket Boys
–so understated that its simplicity is its charm

Rachel Platten- Be Here
–underlying cerebral, often serious-minded messages amidst catchy chords and dulcet vocals.

The Coathangers- Larcey & Old Lace
–The Coathangers growl, grind and sneer through its power rock songs.

The Living Sisters- Love to Live
–This lush aural tapestry with sweet voices harmonizing will make you put the album on repeat.

Juliana Hatfield- There’s Always Another Girl
–I’ve always liked Hatfield’s moody songs as I can easily relate to the topics Hatfield frequently sings about.

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Elbow: music review

Build a Rocket Boys! is the fifth release from popular Manchester UK band Elbow. Manchester should make you think of raves and whistles and bells and techno-infused music. Instead, this band is so understated that its simplicity is its charm. Guy Garvey (vocals, guitar), Mark Potter (guitar, vocals), Pete Turner (bass), Craig Potter (keyboards) and Richard Jupp (drums) formed Elbow in 1990 while in sixth-form college. Elbow masters that murky, darkly enthralling sound. The longing title track soothes with its visceral vocals. “Neat Little Rows” grooves with an intense bass riff. Vocals on “With Love” sound a bit like my ex-boyfriend who sang for Boston-band The Gravel Pit but he was a great crooner so I’m getting used to it. While the melody picks up on “Open Arms,” the drama-free attitude proves an ultimately relaxing tune. If you like Athlete, you’re bound to like Elbow.

Build a Rocket Boys!
Label: Downtown/Cooperative Music
Release date: April 12, 2011
PR: High Rise PR

purchase at Amazon: Build A Rocket Boys!

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