Catch Slam Donahue @ Brooklyn Bowl - March 5th

Slam Donahue is kicking off their first national tour with a hometown send-off at Brooklyn Bowl. Check them out March 5th with Nicos Gun and keep an eye out for more tour dates and info on a as-of-now top secret project from the band ASAP.

Cantora @ CMJ 2012!

Cantora CMJ 2012

We are very excited to announce that Cantora is going to be back at the Bowery Electric bringing our favorite new bands to NYC for CMJ 2012. The newest additions to our roster will be throwing down as well as our favorite accomplices. And it's 100% free so bring your broke lil' brother.


Zulu Pearls Debut Album "No Heroes No Honeymoons" Out NOW

Zulu Pearls Debut Album "No Heroes No Honeymoons" Out NOW

Berlin via VA rock-n'-rollers Zulu Pearls have unleashed there debut album "No Heroes No Honeymoons" and you can snag it at iTunes or give it a spin at Spotify or Soundcloud below. Easy as pie.

Make sure to catch them on their fall tour:

10 09 12 WASHINGTON / DC9
10 16 12 NEW YORK / PIANO'S
10 17 12 NEW YORK / PIANO'S

We Welcome Zulu Pearls to the Cantora Family!

We Welcome Zulu Pearls to the Cantora Family!

Hailing from Virginia, with a pit stop in Berlin, Zulu Pearls tear through no-frills rock n roll like tomorrow came today.

With the upcoming debut full-length No Heroes No Honeymoons (September 18th), we are delighted to give you an early taste. Be early on this one, and turn it up.

Listen to "Magic Tricks below"

Zulu Pearls are invading NYC this week, come out, rip with us, and show them how it is done here in the US.

Tour dates after the jump.

We Welcome Slam Donahue to the Cantora Family!

We Welcome Slam Donahue to the Cantora Family!

We are pleased to welcome a new addition to our growing Cantora family. Ladies, gentlemen and giants, it is our pleasure to introduce you to New York-by-way-of-Connecticut's very own Slam Donahue.

They love hip-hop and only write choruses. We are freaking out about them. So should you.

Listen to "I Turn On" from their debut Hemlock Tea EP out later this summer:


More after the jump...

Cantora :: BANNERS @ SXSW ::

Cantora :: BANNERS @ SXSW ::

Come with us, let's see what proper NYC day-boozing is in Austin, TX.

Cantora teams up with Round Hill Music, The Wild Honey Pie, Pianos NYC, Modern Art Records, and Black Bell Records and Sailor Jerry to bring you


Fort Lean
Emil & Friends
Young Man
Slam Donahue
Secret Music
We Are Trees
Young Man
Friend Roulette
The ACB's
New Moods
Tiny Victories
Pretty & Nice
Yellow Ostrich

Wednesday March 14 2012
Show starts at 12pm

Location: The Side Bar
602 East 7th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Cantora :: SXSW 2012 ::

Cantora :: SXSW 2012 ::

Here we go again. We'll be down in Austin for the entire week with events sprinkled throughout Interactive and Music.

More details tomorrow about the interactive events, in the meantime let's serve up the music:

:: Cantora SXSW 2012 Showcase ::

Young Buffalo
Slam Donahue
Emil & Friends
The Echo-Friendly

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Location: Lambert's
401 West 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701

MOTHERBIRD: What Inspires Us

MOTHERBIRD: What Inspires Us

We find a lot of inspiration on the internet and never had a place to share + organize it all. Until now. We'd like to invite you to check out MOTHERBIRD, featuring the goods in music, tech, design, science, and lifestyle.

Feel free to submit / ask / interact. We want this to be a two-way street. Enlighten us, inspire us; we will pay it back.

We are showing you ours, show us your passions and what gets you excited as you hit the information super highway.

Emil & Friends "Prescriptions" Video is Shot in Bali and Features Unreleased Track "Let Your Heart"

Emil & Friends "Prescriptions" Video is Shot in Bali and Features Unreleased Tra

Emil & Friends have released the first (of many) videos from their debut full-length "Lo & Behold". Shot on location in Bali, Indonesia, "Let Your Heart / Prescriptions" features an unreleased track as director Michael Lawrence takes you on a winding spiritual tale through a place far far away from here. And the film was blessed by a Balinese high priest.

"Based on a year of experiences in a foreign land driving motorbikes, climbing mountains and drinking out of plastic bags Prescriptions / Let Your Heart is a cathartic meditation that some how found its way perfectly linked, accentuated and embodied by the music of Emil. Blessed by a high Balinese priest and cleansed in a river bath after many a drunken escapade, the only description that can come to mind is Rwa Bhineda - "the balance of good and evil". - Michael Lawrence.

"Lo & Behold" is out now -- preview it, buy it and consume here.

Bear Hands Release Daytrotter Session

Bear Hands Release Daytrotter Session

Bear Hands make phenomenal records, their live show is one of our favorite gigs to see, but when they hit the studio for a live session we get the best of both worlds.

In 2009 we fell in love with this band via their first Daytrotter session. Now they've returned to do a handful of album cuts. Grab the whole Bear Hands Daytrotter session here.

Tour Dates after the jump.