1. The Walkmen Still 'Same Old Guys' on Happier 'Heaven'

    May 24, 2012 5:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the decade since debut album "Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone," the Walkmen have made some new friends. For "Heaven," their fifth album, the New York group accepted a call from producer Phil Ek and decamped to Seattl ...

  2. Rock: 'Heaven' Sent

    May 24, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 It's been a decade since the release of the Walkmen's debut album, "Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone," but the New York rock band very nearly didn't make it to the 10-year anniversary party. Singer/guitarist Hamilton ...

  3. The Walkmen Heading to 'Heaven' on New Album

    March 29, 2012 8:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Walkmen will ascend to "Heaven" on June 5. The New York band's new album was produced by indie guru Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, the Shins) and will include a pair of appearances by Fleet Foxes ' Robin Pecknold, who contributed harm ...

  4. Fleet Foxes to Drop 'Helplessness Blues' Album in May

    January 31, 2011 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Seattle folk rockers Fleet Foxes have announced the release of their sophomore album, "Helplessness Blues." The album, the quintet's follow-up to their 2008 self-titled debut, will be released May 3 on Sub Pop/Bella Union Records. &qu ...

  5. Band Of Horses Eyeing New Label For Third Album

    March 04, 2010 2:02 PM EST 0 0 0 B and Of Horses has set a May 18 release date for its third album, "Infinite Arms," but Billboard.com can confirm that the project will not be released by Sub Pop, which put out the first two Band Of Horses albums. Instead, sources say the ...

  6. Seattle's Fleet Foxes Sign With Sub Pop

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hotly tipped Seattle band Fleet Foxes have signed with hometown label Sub Pop, Billboard.com can reveal. The group's Sub Pop debut, produced by Phil Ek, will be out this summer. Hotly tipped Seattle band Fleet Foxes have signed with hometown la ...

  7. 'Begin' The Begin

    October 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Band Of Horses is an entirely new group of equine since releasing their Sub Pop debut, "Everything All the Time," last year, with only frontman Ben Bridwell remaining for the group's new effort. The n Band Of Horses is an entirely new ...

  8. Second Band Of Horses Album Due In October

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Band Of Horses is an entirely new group of equine since releasing their Sub Pop debut, "Everything All the Time," last year, with only frontman Ben Bridwell remaining for the group's upcoming effort. Band Of Horses is an entirely new ...

  9. Ben Jelen Inks With Perry's Custard Label

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Ben Jelen has signed with producer/songwriter Linda Perry's Custard label, Billboard.com has learned. Jelen's new album, "Pulse," is due June 5 and, as previously reported, was produ Singer/songwriter Ben Jelen ...

  10. Ollie Byrd

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Any band can score thousands of MySpace fans just by clicking the site's "Add to Friends" command for a few hours. But Ollie Byrd has the sound to make the conversion complete. Any band can score thousands of MySpace fans just by clic ...

  11. BAND OF HORSES, "Everything All The Time"

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Band Of Horses emerged in 2004 out of the Northwest, and before anyone else might have had a chance, was snapped up by Sub Pop. Band Of Horses emerged in 2004 out of the Northwest, and before anyone else might have had a chance, was snapped up by Su ...

  12. Third Shins Album Expected In October

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally expected this summer, the third album from indie rock darlings the Shins is now penciled in for an October release via Sub Pop. The as-yet-untitled album is the follow-up to 2003's "Chutes Originally expected this summer, the th ...

  13. Built To Spill Slates Spring Tour

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On the same day Built To Spill's "You in Reverse" is released, the band will open a six-week spring tour. The Warner Bros. album is due April 11 and the tour will open with the first of two shows in M On the same day Built To Spill� ...

  14. Built To Spill Back With New Album

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill will return April 11 with its fourth Warner Bros. studio album, "You in Reverse." Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill will return April 11 with its fourth Warner Bros. studio album, "You in Reverse. ...

  15. Mudhoney's 'Sun' Rising In March

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mudhoney has set a March 7 release date for its ninth Sub Pop album, "Under a Billion Suns." Mudhoney has set a March 7 release date for its ninth Sub Pop album, "Under a Billion Suns." The 11-track set features backing vocals fr ...

  16. Built To Spill In No Rush On New Album

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill is eyeing a spring 2006 release date for its fourth Warner Bros. studio album. The as-yet-untitled project was originally expected in the fall but has been pushed b Idaho-based rock act Built To Spill is eyeing a ...

  17. Chutes Too Narrow

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While no one would ever mistake the two bands, the Shins evoke early-day R.E.M. While no one would ever mistake the two bands, the Shins evoke early-day R.E.M. The similarity is not so much in the sound—although both have an affinity for jangly pop ...

  18. Built To Spill Lines Up Fall Tour

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Modern rock trio Built to Spill will embark on a U.S. tour Sept. 4 in Minneapolis. The trek, which comes in support of the group's latest Warner Bros. album "Ancient Melodies of the Future," is due to Modern rock trio Built to Spill w ...

  19. Built To Spill Discovers 'Ancient Melodies'

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch is a simple guy. Asked if his band's third Warner Bros. studio set, "Ancient Melodies of the Future" (released on July 10), marks a shift away from previous work, Built to Spill front man Doug Mar ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Shyne, Midnight Oil, and more

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Shyne, Sean Combs, Midnight Oil, INXS, Men At Work, Built To Spill, Phil Ek, Echo & the Bunnymen, Ian McCulloch, Ian Broudie, Lightning Seeds Sentencing for rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, a co-defendant in Sean Combs' recent ...

  21. Built To Spill Recharges For Summer Tour

    April 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Boise, Idaho-based rock trio Built To Spill has confirmed a 25-date tour that sports no shows east of Texas. The tour, which begins April 20 in Austin, Texas, comes in advance of the group's third War Boise, Idaho-based rock trio Built To Spill ...

  22. Built To Spill Completes New Album

    February 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Boise, Idaho-based rock trio Built To Spill has completed its third studio album for Warner Bros. The set remains untitled and is scheduled for a release in the third quarter of the year. Once again, Boise, Idaho-based rock trio Built To Spill has c ...