Chris Bathgate Joins Starbucks/iTunes In Global Domination Plot

It seems that troubadour Chris Bathgate (Quite Scientific) will be bringing his breathtaking brand of indie folk-rock to…well, everywhere. Starbucks and iTunes have selected the Chris Bathgate song “Yes, I’m Cold” to be the Starbucks Free Pick of the Week on iTunes… quite a feat for such an indie artist, as previous picks have included such industry heavyweights as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Adele, My Morning Jacket and Sia. The popular java chain will be giving away the free download cards over the next week at all of it’s 7000+ stores across the planet, bringing Chris Bathgate closer to lifelong goal of world domination. Check out all of Chris Bathgate’s music at

Dr. Dog – "America's Next Great Band"

Dr. Dog are quite the busy boys these days. They stopped by Late Night with Conan O’Brien last night to wow the crowd with The Old Days from the very anticipated Fate (Park The Van). Check out the performance here. They will also be stopping by Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW on August 8th to play a 30 min. set. They were Band of the Day on yesterday too. The buzz is definitely ear-ringing about Fate which officially drops on Tuesday, but why wait? Dr. Dog’s Fate is available today for your next project in HANK™. Look below to see what the press is saying about our beloved Dr. Dog:

“America’s next great band” - Relix Magazine

“93%” - Filter Magazine

“a stunning addition to the groups impeccable groove-oriented stockpile” - Alternative Press

“so instantly pleasing” - Paste Magazine

“mining the burn-out melancholia of late Beatles and then distilling it to perfection” - Under the Radar

“their psychedelic pop hops onto your lap like a puppy–frisky, desperate to be liked, and pretty entertaining - Blender

“Philly misfits offer a wickedly soulful meditation on FATE” - Esquire

Crystal Castles Touring with NIN

Crystal Castles (Last Gang Records) will be supporting Nine Inch Nails to kick off their massive tour at the end of the month. Other openers for the rest of the tour include Deerhunter and Does It Offend You, Yeah? Trent Reznor seems to always do a good job when selecting support, but he really knocked it out of the park this time. See where you can find Crystal Castles on the bill below, and don’t forget to check them out in HANK™

07-26 Seattle, WA – Key Arena at Seattle Center
07-28 Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
07-29 Calgary, Alberta – Pengrowth Saddledome
07-31 Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
08-02 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center

XLR8R Sheds Love on Hank™ Artists in New Issue

Have you picked up the June/July issue of XLR8R yet? Well if you haven’t yet, you might want to get on that, as the latest issue is jam-packed with goodness from many HANK™ artists. You can catch up on tour with hot Hip Hop artist The Grouch, who is one part to the Hip Hop powerhouse known as The Living Legends. The latest releases from both these artists (Legendary Music) are now available in HANK™

You can also get some handy recording tips from Nortec Collective’s Bostich & Fussible for the next time your ready to mic up that accordion. Be sure to check out their newest release, Tijuana Sound Machine (Nacional Records), today in HANK™

Also get to know and learn fun facts about DJ Collage (Third Side Publishing) and Osborne (Ghostly International). Pick up the latest XLR8R today at a bookstore near you, or if you just can’t find the time to get out of the office, you can download a PDF of the issue here.

Congratulations New Buffalo!

Sally Seltmann (aka New Buffalo) was chosen as “Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year” in her native Australia at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) awards this week. Sally co-wrote the hit 1234 from Feist’s latest record, The Reminder, as well as releasing her own stunning album, Somwhere, anywhere (Arts & Crafts Records), which is available now in HANK™ for your next project. Congratulations New Buffalo!

Los Campesinos! To Visit KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic

Be sure to tune in to Morning Becomes Eclectic tomorrow on KCRW (89.9 FM) as Los Campesinos! will be stopping by to perform live. If you happen to miss the performance, fear not as it will be available to stream here and be sure to listen to their latest album Hold On Now, Youngster… in HANK™.

Architecture In Helsinki To Release New EP

Our favorite Australian sextet is back with the third single from their critically acclaimed 2007 album Places Like This. The EP features a hot new version of the title track “Like It Or Not” as well as remixes by Max Tundra and El Guincho. Hear it first in Hank™ today before it hits the streets on July 8th!!

Ghostly International, Toyota, and [adult swim] Team With Free MP3 Compilation

Ann Arbor, MI based avant-pop indie label Ghostly International has teamed up with two venerable brands, Toyota and Turner Broadcasting to release a free 19 song compilation available now on the [adult swim] site. All the songs on the compilation are brand new and feature artists such as new signings The Chap and Michna, stalwarts Ben Benjamin, Matthew Dear and Dabrye, and new friends Milosh and School of Seven Bells. Ghostly retains the recording and publishing rights to the music, and may choose to give it a physical release once Adult Swim’s two month exclusive is up. This compilation follows in a line of collaborations between [adult swim] and Definitive Jux and Stones Throw. “We’re quite excited about collaborations such as this,” said Ghostly Director of Publishing and Licensing, Jeremy Peters. “Partnering up with brands to release great new music in interesting ways, be it with a compilation like this, providing the soundtrack for a product release, or using our depth of catalog to provide the ambience for a film, a whole series worth of television, or video game is something we not only are willing, but are quite excited to do.” Go and download the free album here, and it’s available for license on you next project on HANK™ too!

Hank Artists Visit Morning Becomes Eclectic

Great Northern stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt on KCRW recently and delivered a great set which you can view here. Be sure to tune in tomorrow the 16th as fellow Hank and Eenie Meenie Records artist Division Day will be in the studio.

Defend Music's The Kin Stop By Ten Music's Venice Office

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