We’ve got plenty of news for you, but first we just want to let you know we’ve posted footage of The Cansecos, The Russian Futurists and Cadence Weapon rocking the UC Throwdown in Toronto last month. Major props to Mix Motion Karlen Chang for the visual stimulation on the screens. www.youtube.com/upperclass
THERE ARE A COUPLE OF UC SHOWS COMING UP FAST!
***CADENCE WEAPON LIVE PERFORMANCE at the UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA PARTY IN EDMONTON! September 8, Lister Quad…more details soon
***THE CANSECOS LIVE PERFORMANCE at the DRAKE rocking the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PARTY! September 9, Drake Underground 9pm, w/The Diableros, Kill The Lights, Grassy Knoll & The Magic Bullet & Five Blank Pages.
BREAKING KAYFABE UK/EUROPE SEPTEMBER 24!!! Upper Class and Cadence Weapon have linked with the almighty Big Dada Recordings across the ocean…Cadence’s debut album BREAKING KAYFABE is hitting stores across the UK and Europe September 24 via Big Dada! For fans in the UK/Europe – stay tuned for some exciting announcements on tour dates in November!
CADENCE WEAPON & FINAL FANTASY TOURING THE USA TOGETHER! THE “HE POOS WEAPONS TOUR”? This unexpected pairing started when, in 2006, fellow Canadians – Owen Pallett, aka Final Fantasy and Rollie Pemberton, aka Cadence Weapon, were nominated for the inaugural Polaris Music Prize. They then shared the cover of Toronto’s weekly, Eye Magazine, in a fist fight, so, naturally when the two young musicians were approached by Canadian national radio show CBC “Fuse”back in April of this year to share the stage for a six-song collaboration, Owen & Rollie jumped at the chance to work together. Like a successful and deranged vaudeville show, their inverse personalities and polar ways of rocking crowds have brought them together, and so it is… Cadence Weapon and Final Fantasy have decided to co-headline a tour of the United States this fall. Cadence Weapon’s punishing electronic party rap live show will be a stark contrast to the emotional solo violin looping extravaganza that Final Fantasy puts on, making for one of the most interesting co-bills in recent indie history. Both artists will play favourites from their past acclaimed releases “Breaking Kayfabe” and “He Poos Clouds”. Cadence Weapon will be showcasing new material from his highly anticipated sophomore release, “Afterparty Babies” due early next year on Upper Class/EMI/Epitaph/Big Dada.
CADENCE WEAPON & FINAL FANTASY ON TOUR: 10.22.07 – Seattle, WA – Nector Lounge 10.23.07 – Portland, OR – Someday Lounge 10.25.07 – San Francisco, CA – Independent 10.26.07 – Pamona, CA – Glass House 10.28.07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour 10.29.07 – San Diego, CA – Beauty Bar 10.30.07 – Phoenix, AZ – Modified Arts 11.01.07 – Abilene, TX – Monks 11.02.07 – Denton, TX – Hailey’s 11.03.07 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival 11.05.07 – Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree 11.06.07 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn 11.07.07 – Charleston, SC – Map Room 11.09.07 – Philadelphia, PA – Church 11.10.07 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwells 11.11.07 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom 11.12.07 – Boston, MA – Middle East As a special treat, thanks to CBC Radio, we are pleased to offer an exclusive download of Cadence Weapon & Final Fantasy performing Cadence Weapon’s “Sharks” from their “Fuse” performance. Download Cadence Weapon & Final Fantasy “Sharks” …and stay tuned for special announcements with CADENCE WEAPON for CMJ and POP MONTREAL!!
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS ARE TOURING CANADA! It has been a long time since the Ruskie pop-team headed to western Canada, so prepare for serious party pop shit, west coast. And you too Ontario and Quebec, right after they’re done with the west! The Futurists hit the road in support of the recently released “Me, Myself and Rye” collection, but will tease with a few jams from the forthcoming 2008 release by Matthew Hart, aka the singular yet somehow plural Russian Futurist. THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS ON TOUR IN CANADA 22-Oct-07 – Victoria, BC – Logans 23-Oct-07 – Vancouver, BC – Pit Pub (UBC) 25-Oct-07 – Calgary, AB – Broken City 26-Oct-07 – Calgary, AB – That Empty Space (daytime show at University of Calgary) 27-Oct-07 – Edmonton, AB – Velvet Underground 31-Oct-07 – Guelph, ON – Brass Taps Halloween Party (University of Guelph) 22-Nov-07 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Underground 23-Nov-07 – Montreal, QC – Club Lambi 24-Nov-07 – Ottawa, ON – Zaphod’s
THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS “LIVE AT THE VERGE” The Russian Futurists recorded a live in-studio session and interview for XM Satellite Radio’s “Live At The Verge” show. YOU CAN TUNE IN SEPTEMBER 12th at 6am and 6pm and SEPTEMBER 16th at 9am and 9pm, XM Satellite, Channel 52.
THE CANSECOS JUICED! AND JUICES! And finally, if you can’t catch them September 9th at The Drake, go to www.thecansecos.com and download the album The Cansecos have made for you – JUICED! You have to have heard this before you hear JUICES! – the new album, coming right before Christmas – stay tuned for lots more info as this story develops.