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Catching Up With New Beat Fund – Headlining the Troubadour in LA on August 20th! August 15, 2015

It’s been a summer, well if you want to be technical about it, it’s been two summers since NVMP had the chance to catch up with G-punk rockers, New Beat Fund on the Van’s Warped Tour.  NBF released their debut album Sponge Fingerz back in June and have promoted it throughout the nation on the Van’s Warped Tour.  Sponge Fingerz was recorded at LA’s legendary Sound City Studio, co-produced by Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5) and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Foster the People, Beck).

New Beat Fund is headlining the Troubadour in Los Angeles with Armors and Little Wolves, get your tickets here.

Touring on the Warped Tour has its ups and downs – like the extreme heat we all endured at the show in Holmdel, NJ –  but  always inspires creating new jams and bringing artists together. The band teamed up with fellow VWT artist Mod Sun for a remix of “Sunday Funday”, remix by ID Labs and Badboxes.  Download the remix for FREE from the special Summertime Party Jams BitTorrrent bundle, also features remixes from Mystery Skulls and Priory.  You can check out one of their latest collaborations with BeBe Rexha “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” right here. 

New Beat Fund and Night Riots spent the summer touring together on the same bus and have remixed songs from each other’s albums, teaming up with WeTransfer to share them with you. “The songs fall somewhere between cover versions and remixes,” says Night Riots’ lead vocalist Travis Hawley. “We love what those guys did with our song. They made it their own and we did the same with theirs. “While living on the road we really got to enter one another’s creative brain space,” says New Beat Fund guitarist/vocalist Jeff Laliberte. “It was a lot of fun to twist and reimagine the songs to see our vibes complement each other. And we’re best fwendz.”  Fans can download the two tracks at http://newbeatfund.com/nrxnbf/

Remember the Instagram video parodies of scenes from iconic horror movies? You have got to watch the hilarious Sunday Fundaze videos!  Watch Episode 1 below (Iggy Azalea parody is my favorite part) and the rest on New Beat Fund’s website here.

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Until next time,

TNT

 

NEW BEAT FUND ANNOUNCE DEBUT FULL LENGTH ALBUM SPONGE FINGERZ April 13, 2015

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untitled Red Bull Records artists New Beat Fund are releasing their debut full length album Sponge Fingerz on June 16th. Sponge Fingerz, which was co-produced by Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5) and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Foster the People, Beck) was recorded at LA’s legendary Sound City Studios.

New Beat Fund birthed when a piggy bank with the words “New Beat Fund” encrypted on it was catapulted into the facade of a corporate building. Jeff “Burnie Baker” Laliberte (guitar/vocals), his brother Paul “Snapz” Laliberte (bass), Shelby “Button” Archer (guitar) and Michael “Silky” Johnson (drums) came together a few years back, releasing an EP, Coinz, and touring across the country with artists like blink-182, 3OH!3, Aer and Pepper as well as at local frat parties and venues up and down the west coast. “Scare Me,” off Coinz was an early favorite on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, it is also featured on Sponge Fingerz.

For their full-length debut, the Southern California four-piece combines sunny surf rock with elements of hip-hop, garage pop and west-coast punk, shoving it all in a blender to cook up a colorful mash-up called “G-Punk.” “It’s not just punk rock, or indie, or weird psychedelic art. We were all exposed to different things growing up, so we didn’t choose to only go in one direction,” says Shelby.“We don’t claim any certain scene,” adds Michael, “and that’s kind of what we represent as a band. We want people to be cool with being weird, and thinking about things differently. We wrote the record in Topanga Canyon—the freest place ever—we live in Southern California…that’s the whole vibe of our band. Just being weird and free.”

Sponge Fingerz includes songs like “Sikka Taking the Hard Way” with its funky dub breakdown and noodling electric guitars, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers-worthy chorus of “Halloween Birthdaze,” as well as “It’s Cool” which Kat Corbett recently premiered on her 106.7 FM KROQ radio show.

Checkout the video for “Sunday Funday”:

New Beat Fund will be out on the Vans Warped Tour all summer and they recently played the tour’s kick-off party at Nokia Theater in LA. Full tour dates are below.
5/01/15 – Lido Live – Newport Beach, CA (with Nikka Costa)
5/09/15 – Saturdazed Sonoma County Music and Arts Festival – Rohnert Park, CA (with Shwayze)
6/19/15 – Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA
6/20/15 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
6/21/15 – Seaside Park – Ventura, CA
6/23/15 – Quail Run Park – Mesa, AZ
6/24/15 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
6/25/15 – Remington Park – Oklahoma City, OK
6/26/15 – NRG Park Main St. Yellow Lot – Houston, TX
6/27/15 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
6/28/15 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
7/01/15 – Tennessee State Fairgrounds – Nashville, TN
7/02/15 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
7/03/15 – Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg, FL
7/04/15 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
7/05/15 – Tinker Field – Orlando, FL
7/06/16 – Morocco Shrine Auditorium and Grounds – Jacksonville, FL
7/07/15 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
7/08/15 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
7/09/15 – First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
7/10/15 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
7/11/15 – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
7/12/15 – Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
7/14/15 – Xfinity Theatre – Mansfield, MA
7/15/15 – Darien Lake PAC – Darien Center, NY
7/16/15 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
7/17/15 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, CA
7/18/15 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
7/19/15 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ – NVMP will be here!
7/21/15 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
7/23/15 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
7/24/15 – The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot – Detroit, MI
7/25/15 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
7/26/15 – Canterbury Park – Shakopee, MN
7/27/15 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO
7/28/15 – Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, WI
7/29/15 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
7/30/15 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
8/01/15 – Utah State Fairpark – Salt Lake City, UT
8/02/15 – Pepsi Center Parking Lot – Denver, CO
8/05/15 – Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot – San Diego, CA
8/07/15 – Portland Expo Center – Portland, OR
8/08/15 – White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA

 

“Laugh” (Official) by Itch ft. Matisyahu January 11, 2015

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Purchase the track here: http://smarturl.it/laugh
From Itch’s debut album, ‘The Deep End’, available now! http://smarturl.it/thedeepend

Well did it ever get so bad?
That you just had to laugh while the whole world crashes down
Well if it’s so bad
Gotta forget the past
I’m loving every minute right now
Cause there’s only one life
I’ma live it tonight
I’ll be laughing it off while you still try to fight too
Yeah, I just got too laugh while the whole world crashes down.

 

Beartooth Premieres New Video For “The Lines” & Announce US Tour August 20, 2014

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MAN!  Where was I when Beartooth was shooting this amazing video??!  Breaking things in slow motion for a music video?  Well that’s just genius Beartooth, Drew Russ & Red Bull Records!

Enjoy and if you decide to break things in slow motion after watching, A) please wear safety goggles B) please share it with us!   and of course C) be careful

Beartooth full tour dates are below. For more information visit www.beartoothband.com

10/03 Chicago, IL – The Beat Kitchen

10/05 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar

10/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (Upstairs)

10/07 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary

10/08 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre

10/09 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

10/10 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club

10/11 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater

10/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

10/14 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

10/15 Orlando, FL – Backbooth

10/17 Houston, TX – Walters

10/18 Dallas, TX – The Door

10/19 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live

10/21 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre

10/22 San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage

10/23 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

10/24 Sacramento, CA – Assembly Music Hall

10/26 Murray, UT – Murray Theater

10/28 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater

10/30 St. Louis, MO – Fubar

10/31 Columbus, OH – The Basement

With Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil:

11/ 05 –Fresno CA – Woodward Park Amphitheater

11/07 Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre

11/08 Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre

11/09 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

11/1 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavillion

11/13 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater

11/14 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom

11/15 North Myrtle Beach, SC – HOB Myrtle Beach, VA

11/16 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

11/19 Lancaster, PA – Freedom Hall

11/20 Toms River, NJ – Pine Belt Arena

11/20 Albany, NY – Washington Avenue Armory

11/22 Hartford, CT – The Webster

11/24 Huntington, NY – The Paramount

11/25 Huntington, NY – The Paramount

11/29 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom

11/30 Plymouth, MI – Compuware Arena

12/01 Clive, IA- Flags Event Center

12/03 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater

12/05 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory

12/6 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel

 

Beartooth’s Offical Live Video for “Dead” May 4, 2014

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Check out Beartooth’s official live video for “Dead” below!  Caleb Shomo, you always impress me.  Rock on, sir. Check out Beartooth on the 2014 Van’s Warped Tour.
Beartooth Official Site
Beartooth Facebook
Beartooth Twitter
Beartooth YouTube

 

NeW bEAT FUNd “SCARE ME” Series Of Horror Movie Parodies On Instagram October 30, 2013

New Beat Fund, the group behind the SiriusXM Alt Nation hit “Scare Me,” is celebrating Halloween by rolling out 14 Instagram video parodies of scenes from some of the most esteemed horror movies of all time at http://instagram.com/newbeatfund/.
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Check out all of their hilarious spoofs below and be sure to follow New Beat Fund on Instagram here and check back on Halloween for a compilation reel!

Psycho: http://instagram.com/p/fgXjNusriP/

Frankenstein: http://instagram.com/p/fi7sC9Mrog/

Blair Witch: http://instagram.com/p/fljjt3srlR/

The Fly: http://instagram.com/p/foLvyesrl4/

The Birds: http://instagram.com/p/fqvgBiMrlj/

The Grudge: http://instagram.com/p/ftVj4asrto/

The Ring: http://instagram.com/p/fv-Iz0srt_/

The Shining: http://instagram.com/p/fyfkUDsrst/

Child’s Play: http://instagram.com/p/f1KFd8MrhG/

Cujo: http://instagram.com/p/f3kNxvMrl4/

Night Of The Living Dead: http://instagram.com/p/f6OePxMrm6/

Friday The 13thhttp://instagram.com/p/f9AZq6srth/

Nightmare On Elm St.: http://instagram.com/p/f_P39Ssro9/

Carrie:  http://instagram.com/p/gBh5QtMrn3/

New Beat Fund Tour Now with 3OH!3, The Summer Set and Wallpaper
Oct. 31                      Minneapolis, MN                    Varsity Theatre
Nov. 1                       Des Moines, IA                        Wooly’s
Nov. 2                       Milwaukee, WI                       The Rave
Nov. 3                       Chicago, IL                                 House of Blues
Nov. 5                       Nashville, TN                            Cannary
Nov. 7                       Orlando, FL                               House of Blues
Nov. 8                       Ft Lauderdale, FL                    Revolution
Nov. 10                     Atlanta, GA                               Buckhead theatre
Nov. 11                     New Orleans, LA                     House of Blues
Nov. 12                     Houston, TX                              House of Blues
Nov. 13                     Dallas, TX                                   House of Blues
Nov. 15                     Albuquerque, NM                   Sunshine Theatre
Nov. 16                     Denver, CO                               Summit Music Hall
Nov. 18                     Boise, ID                                     Knitting factory
Nov. 19                     Spokane, WA                           Knitting factory
Nov. 20                     Seattle, WA                              Showbox at the Market
Nov. 21                     Portland, OR                             Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 23                     Reno, NV                                    Knitting Factory
Nov. 24                     San Francisco, CA                   Fillmore
Nov. 25                     San Diego, CA                          House of Blues
Nov. 26                     Los Angeles, CA                       House of Blues

Watch the official video for “Scare Me” 

 

Interview with New Beat Fund on the Van’s Warped Tour 2013 August 20, 2013

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Button:  My name is Button I play guitar.
Benny:  I’m Benny Baker the hit maker and I’m lead vocals and guitar.
Silky:  My name is Silky and I just burped.
Snapz:  I’m Snapz and play funky bass.

TNT:  How has your experience been on Warped Tour?
Silky:  Warped Tour has been absolutely amazing. This is our very first tour as a band so being thrown    into Warped Tour specifically has been absolutely insane. We feel like if we can get through this type of tour, we’re set.

Klone:  Kind of hit the ground running, right?
Silky:  Exactly. We just got thrown in.
Benny:  Like boot camp.
Silky:  We started out with three weeks on the tour and then got added to the whole tour.
Button:  Glad to be here in New York.

Klone:  So what’s the eye-opening experience of boot camp like then? What’s the first shocker you experienced on your first tour?
Snapz:  I would say the shocker was playing in Vegas and on stage it was like 120° and I almost passed out.
Benny:  He almost passed out, I put a water bottle on the black top and it literally melted the water bottle and all my water poured all over the ground. That’s how hot the blacktop was.

Klone:  Was that because you guys were playing on the blacktop?
Button:  Yeah! We brought the heat! We turned it up, we’re like “this shit ain’t hot enough let’s turn this shit up. Bam!”
Silky:  Before we started playing, it was a cool 72°.
Button:  As Vegas normally is.
Snapz:  With a chance of showers. Then the clouds parted, in came New Beat Fund.

TNT:  Tell us about the new album.
Silky:  It’s actually a six-track EP called CoiNz. We released it right before Warped Tour. It’s available for free on our website.
Button: Please enjoy and spread to friends!
Snapz:  And actually, our site is hot-boxed! So you go on our website, you can clear the smoke with your curser and then you can hotbox other people’s websites.
Benny:  Yeah, there’s a little button on the bottom right-hand corner. If you click “hotbox it,” it opens up a little thing and you type in anybody’s website, like your buddy’s website or whatever you want to hotbox. It can be the NYPD website.
Silky:  Everybody please hotbox the NYPD’s website.
Klone:  Freedom of choice and freedom of speech, so I think we should stand up for it.
Benny:  And then post it on Instagram for all your friends to see.

TNT:  I love the song “Scare Me.” How did the video shoot go?
Silky:  It was a great time. Yeah it was awesome. We basically kind of produced the entire video on our own.  It was the first song we ever recorded as a band and the first video as a band and we did it all on our own, we just want to keep it real, show people our lives in LA and along the way we picked up a crazy-ass ghost friend.
Benny:  Ghost amigo.
Button:  And to be honest with you, it was all really fun until ghosty, he got a little too…
Benny:  He started smacking girls’ asses at the end of the party and bitches got cray, he got cray, a couple people lost some limbs and a couple people got stabbed.
Silky:  It got real.
TNT:  Shit went down.
Snapz:  Actually, a girl got hit in the head by a giant cock.
Klone:  Well, it’s not a party until that happens.
Snapz:  I’m actually referring to a rooster that fell off the roof. But she did get hit by a cock.

Klone:  Do you think the fact that there are so many things that are really scary out there, is that sort of a common plane for you guys when you started to come together as a band? Is that why that’s the first song you recorded?
Benny:  Yeah, we were coming out of some shit when the lyrics to that song were written, a lot of turmoil I suppose. We like to make light of it as a comedian would, I mean obviously we spill out what we think and how we feel, but  we don’t want to be like ‘this is exactly how you should feel’ and stuff like that. A lot of kids love the song, but maybe haven’t even caught on to the full message of the song yet. So, I think as time goes on, the more music we produce in a similar light, more people will catch on to it.
Silky:  Definitely as people we observe what’s going on in the world and observe what’s going on around us and just being alive is crazy in itself, so we just kind of bring it to music.

TNT:  We appreciate you not being posers.
Snapz: We do pose for photos.
Benny: We’re actually great posers in that sense.

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TNT:  What has been your craziest experience with a fan?
Silky:  There was a weird moment on Warped Tour; our goal was to hustle our stuff and get it to as many people as possible. I was handing out round CoiNz stickers one day. This girl came up to me and kind of bumped into me and I was like “Wow, you wanna have sex, huh?” It turned out she did want to have sex.  But before that, I noticed she wasn’t wearing a bra and I was like “Well, if you take your shirt off you can put these stickers on your boobs and it will look great.” She did and she was dead sexy in them.  It was the most amazing promotion we could ever get as a band, two CoiNz staring right in your face.
Klone:  The perks of being a rock star.

TNT:  What is your definition of a poser?
Snapz:  It would be someone who doesn’t express themself truly or honestly. I think with anything you do there is a level of honesty that always has to be put into it, especially things creatively. If you’re not speaking from a true place, then I would consider you a poser.
Silky:  I feel like it’s somebody who’s trying to be like somebody else and not following what they’re passionate about. Every time you try to be like somebody else, there already is that person, so you’re never going to be that. So stop it.
Benny: Someone who fakes the funk. If you’re truly funky within, you don’t have to fake it. Don’t fake the funk kids.
Button: We love to write produce record our own music all ourselves, the four of us because it is us, it’s what we love to do and that’s who we are. That’s what NBF is. And that’s why people love us because we’re honest, because of that fact. I would say if someone is doing something for the wrong reason, then they’re a poser.

After finishing up the entire Van’s Warped Tour, New Beat Fund will be tour with Blink 182 in September!
9/06 at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ
9/08 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
9/10 at Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, NJ
9/11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY
9/12 at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA