Today's roundup includes The Twilight Sad, Lissy Trullie, Polaris Prize, Heartless Bastards, Casiokids, Latitude Festival, Maps, Miike Snow, Oneida, Richmond Fontaine and The Datsuns. The Twilight Sad The Twilight Sad (pictured above) have announced that their new album, Forget The Night Ahead, will be released on the 5th of October. Horrah! http://www.myspace.com/thetwilightsad Lissy Trullie Lissy Trullie will be returning to these shores in September! Full dates below! September 24 - Norwich - UEA 25 - Cambridge - Junction 26 - Liverpool - Academy 28 - Hull - University 29 - Glasgow - Borrowlands 30 - Newcastle - University October 02 - Manchester - Apollo 03 - Lincoln - Engine Shed 04 - Leeds - Academy http://www.myspace.com/lissytrullie Polaris Prize Steve Jordan, Founder and Executive Director of the Polaris Music Prize, today revealed the Short List of 10 Canadian albums eligible for the fourth annual $20,000 award. The 10 nominees are, in alphabetical order: Elliot BROOD – Mountain Meadows (Toronto, ON) Fucked Up – The Chemistry Of Common Life (Toronto, ON) Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels (Toronto, ON) Hey Rosetta! – Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood) (St. John’s, NF) K’NAAN – Troubadour (Toronto, ON) Malajube – Labyrinthes (Montréal, QC) Metric – Fantasies (Toronto, ON) Joel Plaskett – Three (Halifax, NS) Chad VanGaalen – Soft Airplane (Calgary, AB) Patrick Watson – Wooden Arms (Montréal, QC) http://www.myspace.com/polarismusicprize Heartless Bastards Are you based in America? Well check these dates out! Heartless Bastards tour dates: 6.22.09 Austin, TX - Stubb's Outside w/ Jenny Lewis 6.23.09 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater w/ Jenny Lewis 6.24.09 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live w/ Jenny Lewis 6.26.09 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues w/ Jenny Lewis 6.27.09 Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box w/ Jenny Lewis 6.29.09 Orlando, FL - The Plaza Theatre w/ Jenny Lewis 6.30.09 Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live w/ Jenny Lewis 7.01.09 Athens, GA - 40 Watt w/ Jenny Lewis 7.02.09 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel w/ Jenny Lewis 7.03.09 Richmond, VA - The National w/ Jenny Lewis 7.05.09 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre w/ Jenny Lewis 7.06.09 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall w/ Jenny Lewis 7.07.09 Fayetteville, AK - George's Majestic Lounge w/ Jenny Lewis 7.10.09 Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre w/ Andrew Bird 7.11.09 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre w/ Jenny Lewis 7.31.09 Jersey City, NJ -Liberty State Park - All Points West Music & Arts Festival 8.02.09 Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 8.03.09 Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus w/ the Decemberists 8.05.09 Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre w/ the Decemberists 8.06.09 Chicago, IL - Metro w/ Decemberists (Offical Lollapalooza Aftershow) 8.07.09 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza! Exact day and time TBD 8.08.09 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room w/ the Decemberists 8.11.09 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre w/ the Decemberists 8.14.09 Pittsburg, PA - Byham Theatre w/ the Decemberists 8.15.09 Schwenksville, PA - Philadelphia Folk Festival 8.16.09 Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park w/ the Decemberists 8.25.09 Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre w/ the Avett Brothers 8.26.09 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory w/ the Avett Brothers 8.28.09 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre w/ the Avett Brothers 8.29.09 Jacksonville, OR - Britt Fest w/ the Avett Brothers 8.30.09 San Francisco, CA - Golden Gate Park- Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival 10.03.09 Austin, TX - ACL Festival http://www.myspace.com/heartlessbastards Casiokids Next month sees Norway’s electro pop quintet Casiokids return to the UK with their third single on Moshi Moshi records, called 'Finn Bikkjen!/Gomur Mamma'. It's damn good! http://www.myspace.com/casiokids Latitude Festival The following additions have been added to this years Latitude Festival: UNCUT ARENA ~ Tricky ~ SUNRISE ARENA ~ Thomas Dybdahl ~ My Toys Like Me ~ DM Stith ~ ~ Blue Roses ~ Lyrebirds ~ LAKE STAGE ~ 9bach ~ http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/home/ Maps Maps have announced new July live dates, festivals + single ‘I Dream Of Crystal’. 8th July Leeds Cockpit (with M83) - £12 9th July Manchester The Deaf Institute - £7 (Drowned in Sound show) 17th July Liverpool Evol @ Korova - £7 18th July Southwold Latitude 24th July Sheffield Tramlines Festival 30th July London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen - £7 13th Sep Isle of Wight Bestival http://www.myspace.com/mapsmusic Miike Snow The bloody awesome Miike Snow have announced some shows over here: July 14 - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London 17 - Latitude Festival 18 - iTunes Festival @ The Roundhouse, London http://www.myspace.com/miikesnow Oneida Oneida will embark on a European tour this August, including the following UK and Irish headline shows. August 16 Manchester, Islington Mill w/Teeth Of The Sea 8pm, £9 adv **NEW DATE** August 17 Brighton, Prince Albert w/My Device + Teeth Of The Sea 8pm, £8 adv August 18 London, Garage w/Mugstar + Teeth Of The Sea 7pm, £10 adv August 19 Bristol, The Croft w/Cardinal Fuzz + Teeth Of The Sea 8pm, £7 adv August 20 Cork, Crane Lane Theatre Midnight show, free entry August 21 Belfast, Black Box w/What What + Bop Yestrum DJs 8pm, £10 adv August 22 Dublin, Whelans 7.30pm, €15 adv http://www.myspace.com/oneidarocks Richmond Fontaine In advance of their forthcoming August album release, Richmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin will play the following July dates: July 17th The Social London (Willy Vlautin solo set) July 18th The Basement, 24 Kensington High Street Brighton (Willy Vlautin solo set) July 19th Latitude Festival Suffolk (Willy Vlautin solo set) http://www.myspace.com/richmondfontaine The Datsuns If you're American and like The Datsuns, check these dates out! 07/13 - Café Du Nord - San Francisco, CA 07/14 - Echo - Los Angeles, CA 07/17 - TT The Bears - Boston, MA 07/18 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY 07/19 - Sala Rossa - Montreal, Quebec 07/20 - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, Ontario 07/21 - Majestic Café - Detroit, MI 07/22 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL http://www.myspace.com/thedatsuns Spotify Baby! 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