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Cantora Does CMJ 2011 Party @ Bowery Electric Friday, Oct. 21st

Cantora Does CMJ 2011 Party @ Bowery Electric Friday, Oct. 21st

Another year and we're back at it. Same folks bring you the party, different slew of bands we think are some of today's best, same venue. The official Cantora CMJ 2011 Party is going down on the 21st of October -- that's a Friday cause we want you to rip with us and then sleep in.

This year we're doing things differently though, its lean, mean, and it is
FREE ENTRY for everyone and anyone. You don't need a badge or money in your pocket.

Here are the details:

Cantora Does CMJ 2011

Bowery Electric on Friday, October, 21st

Emil & Friends

Slam Donahue

HAIM

The Echo-Friendly

7pm - Midnight

Free Entry throughout the night (no-badge necessary)

Open Heineken Beer Bar from 7-8pm

We hope to see you there!

Cantora Labs + Smartlounge at CMJ 2011

Cantora Labs + Smartlounge at CMJ 2011

We've been hard at work for the past year putting together the next phase of Cantora. To kick things off we'd like to introduce a new member to the family: Cantora Labs.

For now, we must keep a lid on the details, what we can say is that it is a first-of-its-kind venture poised to connect the music ecosystem (fans, artists, and businesses) with the emerging ecosystem of music tech startups. Technology changed music forever in year 2000. In year 2011, we are going to return the favor. We are not evangelists for the future of this music industry. We believe in shaping a new music industry, with new rules, new players, above all -- a new ethos. Over the years we have met many folks with a common vision. Join us. Music and tech will be one.

Visit the Cantora Labs site to sign up for announcements -- we will be rolling out details over the coming months.

To coincide with the introduction of Cantora Labs we are throwing a 2-day music + tech concert experience like no other at CMJ 2011.

Cantora Labs, in association with smartwater®, is proud to announce the smartlounge at CMJ 2011. An event bridging the gap between music and tech by fusing the two in an entirely unprecedented, totally immersive physical and digital live music lounge.

Featuring performances from Dum Dum Girls (Acoustic), Dom, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ill Fits, Small Black, AraabMuzik, The Stepkids, Slam Donahue, Little Red, and Gotye, and interactive turntable.fm DJ sets from Ayad of Passion Pit, Nancy from LCD Soundsystem, Amrit from Stereogum, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, Talib Kweli, Naveen Selvadurai from Foursquare and more!

Unique interactive products from our partners at Spotify, turntable.fm, Sonic Notify, exfm, Milk Made, Soundcloud, FanBridge, ReverbNation, 8Tracks, Root Music, OK Venue, Gobbler, Root Music, and Plus Music will power the process of showing attendees how tech can enrich their music experience.

RSVP Here + Details after the jump.

Emil & Friends Debut "Lo & Behold" Out Now!

Emil & Friends Debut "Lo & Behold" Out Now!

We are proud to announce the Emil & Friends debut full-length is on the streets. Called "Lo & Behold", let Emil & Friends guide you through 11 songs of electric pop elegance. It has been months in the making, we're excited, we would like you to share these feelings with us.

Stream "Lo & Behold" At AOL SPINNER

Download "Crystal Ball" at My Old Kentucky Blog

Buy It!


Emil & Friends hits NYC's very own CMJ Music Marathon next week:

CMJ DATES:

Friday, October 21st:
Cantora Records Showcase @ Bowery Electric

Saturday, October 22nd:
Baeble Music Showcase @ Spike Hill

Saturday, October 22nd:
Deli Magazine Showcase @ The Delancey

Emil & Friends Drops "Crystal Ball" Single

Emil & Friends Drops "Crystal Ball" Single

Emil & Friends are giving you the goods this Tuesday, October 11th with the release of their debut full-length "Lo & Behold". In the meantime, get the hydraulics going to "Crystal Ball':

CMJ Dates:

October 21st: 11pm - Cantora Official Showcase @ Bowery Electric
October 22nd: 7pm - Baeble Music Showcase @ Spike Hill
October 22nd: 1am - Deli Magazine @ the Delancey

Emil & Friends "Prescriptions" Single + Download

Emil & Friends "Prescriptions" Single + Download

Emil & Friends is ready to take on both men and myth with his debut full-length "Lo & Behold" out October 11th.

Until then, we give you a free download from the record, listen to and grab the first single "Prescriptions" here:

Prescriptions by Cantora Records

If you are in NYC, Emil & Friends is playing Pianos TONIGHT (9/15) at 9pm with two of NYC's finest Fort Lean & The Echo-Friendly.

The Echo-Friendly Release Video for "Same Mistakes"

The Echo-Friendly Release Video for "Same Mistakes"

The Echo-Friendly give you the visual component to their debut single "Same Mistake", which you can purchase here.


Emil & Friends Debut Full-Length "Lo & Behold" Out October 11th + Album Teasers

Emil & Friends Debut Full-Length "Lo & Behold" Out October 11th + Album Teasers

After many months of fancy footwork, crater spelunking, and conspiracy theory reveling we are ready to give you Emil & Friends' debut full-length album, Lo & Behold, out nationwide on October 11th, 2011. We would like to take this time to introduce to you Emil & Friends as you have never heard/seen/felt before: confetti album artwork, tracklisting, and 2 teaser videos shot on location in Bali.


Videos + Tracklisting + Tour Dates after the jump.

Young Buffalo "Young Von Prettylips" EP Out Now + Tour w/ Arctic Monkeys, Tennis and The Vaccines

Young Buffalo "Young Von Prettylips" EP Out Now + Tour w/ Arctic Monkeys, Tennis

Young Buffalo's debut EP "Young Yon Pretty Lips" is out now, click here to acquire the goods.

The Oxford, Mississippi gentlemen are hitting the road with Arctic Monkeys, Tennis, and The Vaccines.

Stream "Full Metal Whacket":

Tour Dates after the jump.

Watch the New Bear Hands Video for "High Society" & Get Your Mind Blown

Watch the New Bear Hands Video for "High Society" & Get Your Mind Blown

The latest video from Bear Hands for "High Society" involved more than 4 Mac towers sweatily rendering over 10,000 videos out in New Orleans bayou. The video was directed by the band’s guitarist Ted Feldman who said this of the filming, “"Andrei Bowden-Schwartz and I had this idea to make a "video mosaic": a collection of videos playing simultaneously that together make up one larger video image -- like a moving Chuck Close portrait. We didn't know if it was possible..."

New Tour Dates after the jump.

The Echo-Friendly Joins Cantora with "Same Mistakes" Single - Out Now!

The Echo-Friendly Joins Cantora with "Same Mistakes" Single - Out Now!

There are infinite songs about relationships, and certainly music can take love to a new, magical level when presented with the right song and the right people. But rarely do we come across an interplay of music and love as symbiotic–as desperately codependent–as it does in the work of debut indie outfit The Echo-Friendly. The band, half of which resides in Memphis and half in NYC, offers its icebreaker debut single “Same Mistakes”, out now and available here.

Stream "Same Mistakes":

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