The Tender Trap

The Tender Trap have released their new single, Fireworks, on the Fortuna Pop! label.

Free download is here.

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The Ballet

Hooray! The Ballet are releasing their long-awaited second album, entitled BEAR LIFE, on November 21st.

01 Chinatown
02 Dangerous
03 The House on Fire
04 Teenage Medusa
05 Kitty
06 I'm Going Through a Personal Transformation
07 Rough Trade
08 You Call Me
09 Girlfriends
10 Never Go Home
11 Murder at the Discotheque
12 Expectations

Album art and packaging design by Daniel Barrow, featuring do-it-yourself animation.

The band will have a record release show at Union Hall in Brooklyn on November 21st.

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Elm City Popfest

A Sunny Day In Glasgow to headline first Elm City PopFest — New Haven, Conn., Nov. 14

Our friends at Tweefort have teamed up with ArtSpace New Haven and the Connecticut indie music blog CT Indie to present the first Elm City PopFest — a full day of music to benefit the arts in New Haven. Two shows will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 14 with 7 bands, headlined by Philadelphia dream-pop outfit A Sunny Day In Glasgow.

The music will start at 3 p.m. at the ArtSpace gallery at 50 Orange St., downtown New Haven. Headlining the afternoon show will be New York indiepop band The Metric Mile. Also playing will be Fay Rey (New Haven/New York) followed by One Happy Island (Boston), The Sugarplums (Baltimore) and The Cavemen Go (New Haven/Boston). Members of the band Boy Genius (New York) will DJ.

The music will continue at 8 p.m. with the ArtSpace Underground @ Elm City PopFest. There will be a DJ and performance art, as well as music from The Tyler Trudeau Attempt (New Haven) and the festival headliner, A Sunny Day In Glasgow. Drinks will be provided at the evening event by New Haven's 116 Crown.

Each show will be $5, or $8 for both shows. All proceeds will go to benefit ArtSpace New Haven, which has undergone more than $90,000 in budget cuts this year.

For more information, check out http://tweefort.com/

bits and pieces

Boy Genius have released the first song from their second album "Staggering", to be released January 2010.

{ mp3 } old new england
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Pants Yell! have a new album coming out! 'RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION' will be available November 10th on Slumberland Records.

Listen to their new song "Cold Hands" on the myspace page.

Free Loan Investments have released their final EP on Magic Marker records! The 7" + digital download is available here for only $4.

Katsen - "the sexy electronic pop band from Brighton" - have just released their debut album "It Hertz!" on Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation in the UK. Free mp3s below.

{ mp3 } let's build a city
{ mp3 } cactus
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and here's a katzen video: