New A Weather Video, Tour Dates too

A Weather just sent over this lovely little homemade clip for the song “It’s Good To Know” from their album Cove (which was released this past spring).


They will embark on their first proper tour this fall — full itinerary below.

7.23.08      Neurolux     Boise, Idaho
7.24.08     Hi Dive w/ Thao Nuegen     Denver, Colorado
7.25.08     Bones Brewery w/ Conor Oberst     Billings, Montana
7.27.08     PDX Pop Now!     Portland, Oregon
8.8.08     Doug Fir w/ Son Ambulance and Weinland     Portland, Oregon
8.9.08     the Vera Project w/ Son Ambulance and Weinland     Seattle, Washington
8.26.08  Rontom’s (Free Party)     Portland, Oregon
9.4.08     Tender Loving Empire (Instore Performance)     Portland, Oregon
9.6.08   Backspace w/ Mirah (Music Fest North West)
9.18.08 Granada Theater w/ The New Year, Dallas TX
9.19.08 Rudyard’s w/ The New Year, Houston TX
9.20.08 Emo’s w/ The New Year, Austin TX
9.22.08 Launchpad w/ The New Year, Albuquerque NM
9.23.08 Modified Arts w/ The New Year, Phoenix AZ
9.24.08 The Echo w/ The New Year, Los Angeles CA
9.25.08 Bottom of the Hill w/ The New Year, San Francisco CA
9.26.08 The Doug Fir w/ The New Year, Portland OR
9.27.08 Sunset Tavern w/ The New Year, Seattle WA

Listen to A Weather:

Spiders, Snakes (mp3)
Oh My Stars

Pre-Order Mars Black’s “Stay Black,” Available 8/5

It’s been a hot minute since you’ve heard from Mars Black, and it isn’t because he put down the ink pen, the composition notepad and stepped away from the mic. It’s the exact opposite of that. He’s back alright, with a brand new full length titled “Stay Black” The much anticipated follow up to the 2005 “Folks Music,” which will be in stores August 5th. And, if you Pre-Order “Stay Black” today, you will receive it two weeks early. recently nominated Mars as one of the “Next 1000 Movers,” and had this to say:

“There’s hip-hop in Omaha, Nebraska? Damn skippy there is. Travel there and you’ll hear the spittin’ of Mars Black, ready to boom-bap your eardrums to pieces …  Mars Black shoots words out like bullets behind fast, but not too fast, bass heavy beats. Don’t believe me? Check out “Hot Chick.”

Cast your vote for Mars on URB!