Alive Naturalsound Records

Independent record label based in LA. Home to The Black Keys, Two Gallants, Buffalo Killers, Radio Moscow, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Hacienda, John The Conqueror, Brian Olive, Black Diamond Heavies, Left Lane Cruiser, T-Model Ford, Thomas Function, Waves Of Fury, etc. More at

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES, SSM European tour dates

SSM - European dates :
Jan 28 @ Club Ambassada - Morska Sobota , Slovenia
Jan 29 @ Klupce - Srenjanin, Serbia
Jan 30 @ Kestoo – Skopje, Macedonia
Jan 31 @ Lebowski - Plostliv, Bulgaria
Feb 1 @ Zica - Belgrade, Serbia
Feb 2 @ Kset - Zagreb , Croatia
Feb 4 @ Velvet - Torino , Italy
Feb 5 @ Casbah – Montova, Italy
Feb 6 @ Feedback - Perugia, Italy
Feb 7 @ Cuneo Cinema Vekkio - Alba, Italy
Feb 10 @ Kunstkeller - Nuremberg , Germany
Feb 11 @ Bar Mundial – Antwerpen, Belgium w/ Black Diamond Heavies
Feb 12 @ Db's - Utrecht , Netherlands
Feb 13 @ Le Gran Mix T – Tourcoing, France
Feb 14 @ L'appel D'air - St Brieuc, France w/Black Diamond Heavies
Feb 16 @ Sputnick Bar - Nantes, France
Feb 17 @ Donald's Pub - Tours, France
Feb 18 @ Rat Pack - Clermont Ferrand, France
Feb 19 @ Libanim - Nimes, France
Feb 20 @ Lapeniche - Chalon/Saone, France
Feb 21 @ Queen Kong Club - Neuchatel, Switzerland
Feb 24 @ Le Saint Des Seins – Toulouse, France w/ Black Diamond Heavies
Feb 25 @ Rock School Barbey – Bordeaux, France w/ Black Diamond Heavies
Feb 26 @ Woodstock Boogie Bar – Limoges, France
Feb 27 @ Buffet De La Gare - Marmande, France
Feb 28 @ Le Chaudron Baveur - Beauvais, France

BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES - European dates :
Feb 7 @ Fuzz - La Roche sur Yon, France
Feb 9 @ My Way - Freiburg, Germany
Feb 10 @ Recylclart - Brussels, Belgium
Feb 11 @ Bar Mundial - Antwerpen, Belgium w/SSM
Feb 12 @ Parkhof - Alkmaar, Netherlands
Feb 13 @ 4AD - Diksmuid, Netherlands
Feb 14 @ L’appel d’air Trebry - St Brieuc, France w/SSM
Feb 17 @ Woodstock - Limoges, France
Feb 18 @ L’Assomoir - St Etienne, France
Feb 19 @ Le Mediator - Perpignan, France
Feb 20 @ La Peniche - Chalon sur Saone, France
Feb 21 Festival des nuits de l’Alligator Clermont Ferrand
Feb 23 @ Sputnick Bar - Nantes, France
Feb 24 @ le Saint des Seins - Toulouse, France w/SSM
Feb 25 @ Theatre Barbey - Bordeaux, France w/SSM
Feb 26 @ Wazemmes - Lille, France
Feb 27 TBA Calais, France
Feb 28 @ l’abordage - Evreux, France

Sunday, January 25, 2009

RADIO MOSCOW on tour with Sweden's Dead Man

Radio Moscow on tour with Dead Man
Feb 1 @ The Wedge - St Louis, MO
Feb 2 @ W.O.
Wrights - Dayton, OH
Feb 4 @ Velvet Lounge - Washington DC
Feb 5 @ Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
Feb 6 @ Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia PA
Feb 7 @ Talking Head Club - Baltimore, MD
Feb 8 @ Nara Sushi - Richmond, VA
Feb 9 @ Nightlight - Chapel Hill
Feb 10 @ The Earl - Atlanta, GA
Feb 11 @ JJ Bohemias - Chatanooga, TN
Feb 12 @ Skull Alley - Louisville, KY
Feb 13 @ Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
Feb 14 @ Riveria Theatre - Three Rivers, MI
Feb 15 @ Bourbon Street Cafe - Columbus, OH
Feb 17 @ Bug Jar - Rochester, NY
Feb 19 @ the Middle East Club Upstairs - Boston, MA
Feb 21 @ The Cake Shop - New York, NY
Feb 23 @ Dantes - Frostburg, MD

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY new album "Universal Malcontents"

OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY new album "Universal Malcontents"
to be released February 17th on Alive Naturalsound records

"Universal Malcontents" is Outrageous Cherry ninth release, and this new set of pop songs once again showcases the band's distinctive mid-seventies sensibilities. The album is evocative of artists such as early Roxy Music, Mott the Hoople, Sparks, 10cc and Eno, and meanders at times into the improvisational realms charted by Amon Duul 2, Man, and early Soft Machine.

Hailing from Detroit, and named after a bright red hair dye, Outrageous Cherry has reached well-deserved cult status by releasing amazing psych/pop albums on labels such as Bar None, Mind Expansion, and Alan McGee's Poptones, to name just a few. Many of their songs have appeared in movies, and their cover version of "Lord Have Mercy on Me", recorded for Fat Possum's Junior Kimbrough's tribute album, graced the opening credits of the film "Black Snake Moan".

Main man singer/songwriter Matthew Smith has also produced albums for the Go, Nathaniel Mayer, Paul "Wine" Jones, and others, and has played with Epic Soundtracks, Andre Williams, the Witches, and Destroy All Monsters. Guitarist Larry Ray was a member of 70's Detroit rockers the Ivories, and played with legendary psych/folk guitarist Ted Lucas (Spike Drivers/Misty Wizards). Bassist Sean Ellwood was a member of the Cyril Lords and Reptile Forcefield, while drummer Samantha Linn has played with Little Claw and the Arch Mystics.

The first pressing of "Universal Malcontents" comes on orange vinyl and is limited to 800 copies and is now available from Bomp mailorder.

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BUFFALO KILLERS - Downtown Money Waster

The Buffalo Killers
Blaring Musical Defiance
Words by Martin Halo

Cincinnati, Ohio

Ambassadors of the vintage spirit in the manner of grimy, garage-laden, blues and swagger struck in the aching heart of American expression. They are rugged, dirty in a manner of vagabond journeymen who find musical balance on a platform of independent vision. Cincinnati warms in their presence as homegrown outlaws blaring musical defiance. The Buffalo Killers are bearded and abrasive in their reverberations - from all accounts, the way rock n' roll was meant to be.

"Take the Black Keys for example," says bassist Zach Gabbard, "look at what they do. They have done their own thing and have proven beyond a doubt that they could do it successfully. They are great. The Black Crowes are the same way; they are not people that need other people to tell them what to do. Musicians have learned to do so much over the last 10 years on their own, even if you are on a major label these days, you are still your own person. You still call the shots. I think it is without a doubt manageable to do this on your own and not ever have to worry about Columbia. Face it," says Gabbard with a little smile, "they don't give a shit about you anyway!"

Founded by brothers Zachary (bass) and Andrew Gabbard (guitars) under the group name Thee Shams - later to be joined by drummer Joseph Sebaali -- The Buffalo Killers sparked the injection with a rumble straight out of Rich Robinson's handbook. Thick riffs, tension-driven progressions, and molasses clogged grooves. Their record deal, at Alive via Burbank, was initiated by a blank demo disc blindly sent in the mail with nothing more than 'Buffalo Killers and a phone number' tagged, permanent marker style, on its face.

Alive Records CEO, Patrick Boissel, sealed the deal with a phone call back to Ohio and the mailing of a check to lift the band through the remaining studio plunge.

"The past records the Buffalo Killers have made," explains Gabbard, "we got into the studio for a couple weeks in a row and that is it. We wanted to be able to go in a record exactly how we are at that time."

Now, as 2009 is only a few days away, Gabbard sheds light on the present recording landscape and possibilities. "We are going to take a whole month off and make a record," he says. "We have never taken that much time off before to do something like this. We are looking to get down to business in the New Year."

"I think we are going to try and explore a little more mellowed out, country twang. But it is still us. It is still going to be… you know," as laughter follows.
The quick step forward is more than welcome after we found ourselves gushing over their release of their sophomore LP, "Let It Ride," back in July of 2008. Now with more touring ahead alongside the Black Keys who, incidentally, became fast friends with the Gabbard's while both bands were in their infancies trolling the clubs of Akron. They are close enough that Dan Auerbach invited the band to his newly built studio to produce Let It Ride.

Auerbach figured it was a great way to lock them down after, what he describes, as a sly move. "They basically made their first record and didn't tell me! I picked it up after it came out and was blown away by the distance they had traveled musically since the time they disbanded Thee Shams," says Auerbach. "I called them up and was just basically like, 'you guys are going to make a record and not call me?'"

"We didn't even tell people we were making a record back with the first album," explains Gabbard. "When we make a record it is like we are building a house. We built it in hopes of selling that house. That is how we approached it."

They remained close friends, through to this very day. The similarities in their choice of tones and style are hard to overlook.

"Everyone acts if things are so dismal in music, and people having access to your music is so awful," continues Gabbard. "The only complaint I have with it is that people put too much out there. There needs to be the mystery of everything; that allure. Even down to how a band looks, I feel. As a kid I always dug looking at record covers and nobody is there, or the picture is so distorted that you couldn't even make out who they were. The Internet is a flood of a lot of information, and rock n' roll is more open now days because of it."

"Because of the web the only controllable income left is touring. It is just something you have to accept. As an artist you are starving for something. Whether it is for people to look at you or literally hungry and you are playing to eat. You got to be hungry for something, have to be struggling with something."

"The exposure is everywhere and I think rock n' roll is going to continue to be an underground thing because of it. I hate to use the term underground, but it is more of, 'I'm in the know, you're in the know,' kind of thing," Gabbard concludes. - The

Monday, January 12, 2009

Albums that made some the 2008 top lists

Albums that made some of the 2008 top lists

HACIENDA -Loud Is The Night:
Aquarium Drunkard
AllMusic’s Favorite Garage Rock Albums of 2008
Some Velvet Blog
Doctor Mooney's 115th Dream
My Old Kentucky Blog
FM 949
I-94 Bar

LEFT LANE CRUISER - Bring 'Yo Ass To The Table :
Rhapsody - Chuck Eddy's Best Albums Of The Year Countdown
HearYa blog
Nine Bullets
Can You See The Sunset?
Les Enfants Terribles
The Deciblog
Casual Listening
Fort Wayne Reader
Missing Monkey Head
Something Else

THOMAS FUNCTION - Celebration!
Obscure Sound
Lime Wire
The Agit Reader
Seven Ten Twelve
Bonnaroo Staff
another sucker on the vine
Raven Sings The Blues
AllMusic’s Favorite Garage Rock Albums of 2008
LA Vinyl Records Examiner
The Midpoint
Midnight Poutine

SSM - Break Your Arm For Evolution :

BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES - A Touch Of Someone Else's Class :
Rhapsody - Chuck Eddy's Best Albums Of The Year
Nine Bullets
I-94 Bar

X-Ray Records

Chattanooga Times Free Press

ESD Muci -- Bullz-Eyes
Sydney Morning Herald

Music Under Fire

My Old Kentucky Blog
Downtown Money Waster

Real Detroit Weekly
X-Ray Records
Joshua Marc Levy
Rock n'roll And Meandering Nonsense
Orlando Weekly
I-94 Bar

BRIMSTONE HOWL - We Came In Peace :
X-Ray Records


GSM - Blood In, Blood Out

I-94 Bar

Vera club

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