The Urgency Network talks to Rabbits Black (An Interview)

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Two weeks ago, Rabbits Black brought you a special night with Portugal. the Man, hosted by The Urgency Network and Greenpeace. In addition to raising awareness about increasingly urgent environment concerns, The Urgency Network partners with multiple non-profits, all in an attempt to raise awareness about and increase user support for their partners. The recent crop of crowd-funding services and grass-roots online-petitions has pushed social awareness into the spotlight. But Brandon Deroche and Donald Eley, the founders of Urgency Network, wanted to bring something different to the table. (more…)

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Portugal. The Man talks to Rabbits Black about Urgency Network and Greenpeace (An Interview)

In mid-September, the Russian government seized the Arctic Sunrise, the flagship Greenpeace icebreaker focused on drawing attention to the impact of climate change in the Earth’s most polar regions. As of the date of this publishing, 20 of the 30 of the Arctic Sunrise’s crew have been released from captivity, most on bail, a few of judicial release. Since the initial seizing, Greenpeace and its supporters, including LA-based Urgency Network, have worked tirelessly to spread the plight of the Arctic 30 through various media campaigns, including #SavetheArctic. Last week, Portugal. the Man teamed up with Urgency Network to put on an intimate show to a crowd of 150 at San Francisco’s 21st century learning laboratory, The Exploratorium. Rabbits Black had the unique opportunity to talk to John Gourley and Zach Carothers of Portugal. the Man to learn why they are so passionate about Saving the Arctic. (more…)

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Arcade Fire Release New Single & Interactive Video

Arcade Fire have leaked the first single from Reflektor, the highly anticipated follow-up to the band’s 2010 The Suburbs. If the title track is any indication, Arcade Fire’s fourth full-length release will be a bit less brooding art rock and a bit more DFA neu-disco. This should come as no surprise to devout followers of the band, as legendary James Murphy helped record and produce the track in DFA’s studio. True to form, the band simultaneously released a media-transcendent, audience-interactive reflective music “video” for “Reflektor”. (more…)

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Sleigh Bells Release New Single & Announce New Record, “Bitter Rivals”

Sleigh Bells announced their third album, Bitter Rivals, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s Reign of Terror, which will be released by Mom + Pop. You can pre-order Bitter Rivals today. Alexis Krauss and Derek Edward Miller will be launching a tour in one month to support the pair’s latest release. Hit the jump to check out the title track to Bitter Rivals, find out when they’ll be visiting the Golden State, and how to purchase Bitter Rivals. (more…)