The Hills are Alive (again) with Freezepop!

 Omigod you guys, so much has happened on The Hills since they decided to feature The Takeover UK's song, Ah La La a few episodes ago! Whitney is moving to New York, Heidi and Spencer got liquored up and tied the knot in Mexico, and Lauren is trying to take all of this in without tearing up on camera.

The season finale is right around the corner and our very own Freezepop are going to help everyone get through all of the drama! The synth-pop trio's song "Frontload" will be featured on Monday's season finale episode of The Hills. It airs on December 22nd at 10pm on MTV so don't forget to tune your keytars, and tune in!

Like what you hear on The Hills? You can get the latest from Freezepop, a remix EP entitled Form Activity Motion, here and here.


Music For Your Ears, Treats For Your Tummy

The holidays are right around the corner, and Ryko/Cordless artists couldn't be more in the spirit of helping you ring them in! A few of our favorite artists teamed up with Rhapsody to share their "Rock Star Recipes" for when it's cold outside, and all you want is something warm in your belly.

Check out the scrumptious suggestions from Jupiter One, Freezepop, Notorious MSG, and Cordless newcomers, Callen Sisters, below. Mmmm now you get to turn up the volume AND the stove!

The Notorius MSG whipped up some General Tso's Egg Nog.






Freezepop warmed up with some Freezepop Punch.





Jupiter One know what's hot with their Christmas Hot Cakes.





The Callen Sisters help you wash it all down with DIY Hot Cocoa.



Elf Power: New Tour Dates & R.E.M. Tribute Show!

 Oooh, cool stuff alert for the new year and spring 2009! Don't think that we here at Ryko will let you rest for even one minute! Just as soon as you're recovered from all of the fun holiday festivities, our very own Elf Power are already throwing neat stuff your way.

First off, the elves have a whole new slew of dates lined up supporting Vic Chestnutt. Earlier this year, Elf Power and Vic collaborated on a release entitled Dark Developments (out on Orange Twin). They've been continuing this collaboration on tour, with Elf Power opening each show with songs off of their latest Ryko release, In A Cave, and then finishing off the night as Vic Chestnutt's backing band. The second leg of their tour has just been announced, so check out the fresh dates for 2009 below:

January 21 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
January 22 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage
January 23 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
January 24 Boston, MA Middle East Upstairs
January 25 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
January 26 State College, PA Chronic Town
January 27 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks
January 28 Detroit, MI The Pike Room
January 29 Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle
January 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
January 31 Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar
February 2 Indianapolis, IN Locals Only
February 3 Nashville, TN Exit/In
February 4 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
February 7 Athens, GA The 40 Watt


If you haven't gotten your fill of Elf Power by February, don't stress out. If you are in the New York area, you will still have a chance to catch them at a very special show on March 11, 2009 at Carnegie Hall. Vic Chesnutt, backed by Elf Power, will be a part of a 20-artist performance of the R.E.M. catalogue! R.E.M. and Elf Power share the hometown of Athens, Georgia along with many of the other artists on this awesome bill. For a full list of performing artists and to buy tickets to the show, click here!


Freezepop's Frontload video featured at Electroqueer

Check out this "uber cool" mention about Freezepop's new video for "Frontload" on EQ!

And if you haven't downloaded Freezepop's new Form Activity Motion EP yet, you can get it at iTunes now.


Jupiter One at Mercury Lounge. This Friday!

Jupiter One return to home-away-from-home Mercury Lounge on December 5th. The band have been busy recording their second album at The Carriage House in CT and are going to break out some new jams for all to hear! Also on the bill, Hey Penny and Thing One.

Check our Mercury Lounge's site for advance ticket info, here.