Ever dream of being a DJ? Starting today Spotify is making dreams come true by giving 24 aspiring DJs a chance to win an opening DJ slot on THE MODERN ART TOUR. To enter, create a Spotify playlist with a minimum of 10 tracks, and submit the playlist to www.modernartrecords.com/contest. One playlist from each tour city will be selected as the winner. Winners will be notified via email with details regarding their 30-minute set. Some venues are 21+; therefore, age restrictions do apply with select tour dates.
Presented by Consequence Of Sound and Modern Art Records, THE MODERN ART TOUR is a 24 date, US major city tour that kicks off on March 1 in Seattle, and will showcase spectacular live performances by Miniature Tigers, Geographer, and The Chain Gang of 1974, with select dates featuring Pretty & Nice or SPEAK. See all tour dates listed below. Fans can purchases tickets via www.modernartrecords.com.
Additionally, fans can pre-order via iTunes Miniature Tigers' upcoming brilliant abstract-pop record Mia Pharaoh (out March 6) HERE, and Geographer's colossal album MYTH (out February 28) HERE. For the ultimate fan, deluxe versions of both albums available with bonus tracks and demos; therefore, pre-order Mia Pharaoh deluxe album HERE, and MYTH deluxe record HERE.
Miniature Tigers’ Mia Pharaoh encompasses a new dance-pop sound - a musical departure from the band’s last two successful records, Tell It to the Volcano and F O R T R E S S. Regarding Miniature Tigers’ sound, the four-piece and The Roots had the pleasure to perform one another’s songs for Red Bull's Soundclash. ?ueslove had this to say about the band, “They [Miniature Tigers] have a really ethereal way of translating music, actually, they have a very different approach to our “You Got Me” song that I never thought of in the fifteen years I’ve been playing it so I told those guys, ‘the second we are done with the Soundclash I’m gonna steal all of your arrangements for like all of our songs.’ Never once did I ever think to reinterpret it the way that they reinterpreted it.” The guys performed countless headlining shows, shared numerous stages with such acts as The Walkmen, Neon Indian, Freelance Whales, The Morning Benders, and Tennis, and gave stellar performances at Lollapalooza,RVA Music Festival, Austin City Limits and POPPED! Music Festival. Huffington Post comments on Miniature Tigers’ live set by saying, "…if Shakespeare’s Romeo had been in a band, Brand’s vocals would have come out his mouth. A total loverboy voice…"
One of 2012’s most anticipated albums, Geographer's MYTH explores new sonic elements to the band’s already commanding sound. MYTH comes on the heels of recent success including the band touring nationally with Ladytron and Stars,and showcasing at major music festivals Noise Popand the main stage at Treasure Island Music Festival 2011. Geographer also garnered praise for last year’s performances at SXSW from Huffington Post as, “Buzz Bands of SXSW" and “Bands You SHOULD See at SXSW.” KCRW also included Geographer as one of the, “Bands to Watch SXSW 2011." Live Geographer makes a crowd get wild on the dance floor, but their colossal music can bring the audience to a standstill - captivated by their sound. Check out Geographer's premiere of the band's magnetic track “Life of Crime" on PasteMagazine.com HERE.
THE MODERN ART TOUR 2012 Dates:
(with Pretty & Nice)
3/1 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
3/2 Branx Portland, OR
3/3 The Independent San Francisco, CA
3/4 Troubadour Los Angeles(West Hollywood), CA
3/6 The Casbah San Diego, CA
3/7 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
3/8 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
3/16 The Prophet Bar Dallas, TX
3/17 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
3/19 The Social Orlando, FL
3/20 The Masquerade-Purgatory Atlanta, GA
3/21 Nightlight Chapel Hill, NC
3/22 DC9 Washington D.C.
3/23 Milkboy Philadelphia, PA
3/24 Brighton Music Hall Boston(Brighton), MA
3/25 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
3/27 Club AE Pittsburg, PA
3/28 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
3/29/12 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
3/30/12 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
3/31/12 Off Broadway St. Louis, CO
4/2/12 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
4/3/12 Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
4/5/12 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV