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JJAMZ Unveil New Video for “Suicide Pact”

JJAMZ Unveil New Video for “Suicide Pact”

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Los Angeles indie-pop supergroup JJAMZ have just premiered the new lyric video for “Suicide Pact,” the title track from their critically acclaimed debut album. The clip is a black and white found footage affair featuring the upbeat song’s melancholy lyrics in both English and French. “Suicide Pact” is the third single from the album, following “Never Enough” and “Heartbeat.”

Created by director, Eddie O’Keefe, the footage in “Suicide Pact” was pulled mostly from fifties and sixties teen delinquent b-movies. “I’m a big fan of that cinema sub-genre and so most of the footage was pulled from my own collection of exploitation nonsense,” says O’Keefe. “A few sequences were taken from anti-drug public service announcements as well; stuff you might have seen in health class in 1959.”

JJAMZ, initially started as a break from each member’s respective bands, is comprised of Maroon 5’s James Valentine, Rilo Kiley and Bright Eyes’ Jason Boesel, Phantom Planet’s Alex Greenwald, The Like’s Z Berg, and Michael Runion.

Time Out New York called Suicide Pact “the year’s best indie-rock record, full of sticky tunes, chewy guitar textures and some excellently icy vocals.” The band will appear at a handful of showcases this weekend for CMJ Music Marathon in NYC, and will then kick off a run of fall dates including Boston, Washington, Philly, Chicago (full schedule below).

The band will close out the tour in Los Angeles with a special performance at The Troubadour on November 7th with Mini Mansions supporting. Tickets for the show are available now on Ticketfly.

Suicide Pact is available now on iTunes via Dangerbird Records.

CMJ Schedule:
Oct 23 – North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 26 – House of Blues, Chicago, IL
Oct 27 – The Blue Moose Tap House, Iowa City, IA
Oct 28 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
Nov 7 – Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA (Mini Mansions supporting)

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Coachella 2011: Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, Arcade Fire To Headline

Coachella 2011: Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, Arcade Fire To Headline

The lineup for the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been revealed! This year’s headliners include Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, the Strokes, along with classic indie band reunions and comebacks from the likes of Big Audio Dynamite, London Suede and Duran Duran.

The three-day event , which is to be held April 15, 16, 17 at the picturesque Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, will also include: the Black Keys, Interpol, the Chemical Brothers, Robyn, Brandon Flowers, Lauryn Hill, Crystal Castles, Cee Lo Green, Cold War Kills, Sleigh Bells, Animal Collective, Mumford and Sons, Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene, Erykah Badu, Cage the Elephant, the National, PJ Harvey, Wiz Khalifa, Nas and Damian Marley, and Neon Trees.

The festival, which prides itself on an eclectic mix of indie, techno, dance and hip-hop, will also feature !!!, Afrojack, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, A-Trak, Best Coast, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Caifanes, Chromeo, Cold Cave, Cut Copy, Death From Above 1979, Duck Sauce, Ellie Goulding, Empire of the Sun, Flogging Molly, Foals, Francis and the Lights, Gayngs, Glasser, Jimmy Eat World, Klaxons, Leftfield, Marina and the Diamonds, Ozomatli, Paul van Dyk, Raphael Saadiq, Ratatat, Rye Rye, Scissor Sisters, Tame Impala, the Drums, the Joy Formidable, the Kills, the New Pornographers, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Swell Season, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus and Warpaint.

For the full lineup, go to Coachella.com. Three-day weekend passes ($269) and camping passes ($75) go on sale this Friday.

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