Clark Announces Massive North American Tour With Com Truise; Death Peak Is Out April 7 On Warp

Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti

Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti

Acclaimed electronic musician Clark has announced a massive North American tour in support of his upcoming album Death Peak, which was announced last week.  He will be joined by fellow traveller Com Truise on all dates. Along with his longtime artistic partner Melanie Lane, Clark has developed an impressive stage show which will include compelling light fixtures, dancers, and more. In addition to the dates Clark has shared a short teaser film giving an example of the intense spectacle planned for the tour along with portions of music from the album.

Clark Tour Dates

May 1 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room @ The Observatory

May 2 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium

May 4 – Portland, OR – Holocene

May 5 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial

May 6 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

May 7 – Eugene, OR – Wow Hall

May 9 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine

May 10 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Music Club

May 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater

May 12 – San Diego, CA – The Belly Up

May 13 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf

May 14 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

May 16 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird

May 17 – Nashville, TN – Exit In

May 19 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

May 20 – Boston, MA – Together Boston Music & Arts Festival

May 21 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom

May 23 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

May 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Coda

May 25 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

May 26 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount

May 27 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground

May 28 – Detroit, MI – Ghostly Intl/Warp Movement Afterparty @ The Shelter

May 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater

June 1 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi

June 2 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

June 3 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

June 4 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café

June 5 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown

June 6 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar

June 7 – Dallas, TX – Trees

June 8 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

June 9 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk

June 10 – Mexico City, MX – Sala Corona

Clark - Death Peak

(April 2nd - WARP)

01. Spring But Dark

02. Butterfly Prowler

03. Peak Magnetic

04. Hoova

05. Slap Drones

06. Aftermath

07. Catastrophe Anthem

08. Living Fantasy

09. Un U.K.

 


Vorhees Shares New Track “Souvenir;” Black Horse Pike EP Is Out 2/24 on Styles Upon Styles

Photo Credit: Mai Le

Photo Credit: Mai Le

Vorhees, the musical outlet of Brooklyn’s Dana Wachs, has shared “Souvenir,” the second single from her debut EP Black Horse Pike. It is out February 24th on Styles Upon Styles. The gauzy, synth lead track was premiered this morning by FLOOD Magazine. Wachs builds the song from the ground up, starting with a four on the floor kick before adding guitar, synth pads, and finger snaps.

Vorhees – Black Horse Pike EP

(February 24th – Styles Upon Styles)

Pre-order the Black Horse Pike EPsusrecords.com/emporium/sus020

1.    Black Horse Pike

2.    Activity

3.    SPL

4.    Souvenir

5.    Millie’s Pinky


Diamanda Galás Announces North American Tour; New Albums All The Way & At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem out March 24th on Intravenal Sound Operations

Photo Credit: Austin Young

Photo Credit: Austin Young

Diamanda Galás has announced that she will be touring North America this spring. While she has continued to tour Europe consistently, this will be the first chance North American fans outside of New York City will be able to experience her transformative performances in several years. Galás will be performing music from her upcoming albums All The Way and At Saint Thomas The Apostle Harlem, which are both due out March 24th on Galás’ Intravenal Sound Operations label. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Diamanda Galás Tour Dates

March 31 – Seattle, WA – Neptune

April 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Cathedral of St. Vibiana

April 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic

April 11 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater

April 14 – Austin, TX – Paramount theatre

April 17 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall


Project Pabst Returns with 4-City Festival Series; Ice Cube, Phantogram, Kurt Vile & More Set for Denver Festival

Photo From Project Pabst Denver 2016

Photo From Project Pabst Denver 2016

Project Pabst is set to return in 2017. Launched in Portland in 2014, Project Pabst expanded to a four-city festival series last year. The 2017 series kicks off May 20 in Denver with additional block party-style shows on September 16 in Philadelphia and October 7 in Atlanta, GA. Project Pabst merged with Portland's MusicfestNW last year for a sold out, two day event, which is set to return this year on August 26 and 27.

The line-up for the first Project Pabst show of 2017 in Denver includes headline performances from hip hop legend Ice Cube and powerhouse New York duo Phantogram with additional performances from Kurt Vile & The Violators, Danny Brown, STRFKR, Noname and more. See full line-up below. The block party event will take place on Larimer Street and tickets for the festival—which sold out in its inaugural year in Denver—will be available this Friday, February 17 at 10am MST. Tickets will be available or $45 (Early Bird), then $55 at http://denver.projectpabst.com.  This event is strictly 21 and over.

Project Pabst offers a unique festival experience, incorporating music, art, hands-on interactive elements, as well as food and beer at reasonable “non-festival” prices. Festivalgoers will be entertained with the old school video games in the PBRcade, the PBR Vandalism interactive graffiti art display, and Pabst Wax—an on-the-spot pressing of vinyl recordings that the fans create themselves. Additionally, a local artist from each city will be highlighted on a limited edition Project Pabst 16 oz. can.


Mount Eerie Shares “Ravens” Video Created By Phil Elverum; Announces West Coast Tour In April; A Crow Looked At Me Is Out March 24th, 2017 on P.W. Elverum & Sun

Photo Credit: Geneviève Elverum

Photo Credit: Geneviève Elverum

Mount Eerie, songwriter Phil Elverum, has shared a video for “Ravens,” the second single from the upcoming album A Crow Looked At Me, written and recorded in the wake of the death of Elverum’s wife Geneviève Castrée. The video was directed by Elverum and created using footage shot by himself and Castrée in the months and years before her death, reflecting the intimate, candid nature of the music. Previously Elverum shared “Real Death,” the lead track from A Crow Looked At Me and an unvarnished expression of stark domestic grief. Listen to it HERE. Mount Eerie has announced a string of West Coast tour dates this spring, including appearances at When We Were Young Fest and FORM Arcosanti. A full list of dates is below.

Mount Eerie Tour Dates

April 4 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall

April 6 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library

April 9 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory (When We Were Young Fest)

April 10 – San Diego, CA - Irenic

April 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

April 14 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club

April 17 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

April 18 – Olympia, WA - Obsidian

May 12 – 14 – Arcosanti, AZ (FORM)


Jacques Greene Shares New Single, Nominated for Juno Award, Spring Tour Dates, Debut Album Feel Infinite out March 10th on LuckyMe

Jacques Greene announces his latest single “To Say” - in advance of his anticipated debut album out March 10th, Feel Infinite.  

Simply put, “To Say” is the true embodiment of Jacques Greene’s signature sound. With emphatic vocals masterly cut up over a surreally beautiful club anthem, if you wanted a follow up to “Another Girl” rebooted and refreshed for 2017, this is Jacques Greene’s contemporary dreamscape in all its utopian glory. 

Recently nominated for the Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year for his single “You Can’t Deny,” Jacques Greene is deep in his lane careening towards the March 10th release of this debut, which will be immediately followed by a run of dates in Europe and North America.

 

Tour Dates

03-17 - Rome - Goa Club

03-18 - Rotterdam - Bar

03-21 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega

03-23 - Glasgow - Center for Contemporary Arts

03-24 - Manchester - Soup Kitchen

03-25 - London - Brixton Electric

03-27 - Brighton, UK - Patterns

03-31 - Berlin - Gretchen

04-04 - Los Angeles, CA – Resident*

04-05 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall*

04-07 - Seattle, WA - Barboza*

04-08 - Portland, US - Liquor Store*

04-09 - Vancouver, CA - Fortune Sound Club*

04-12 - Washington, DC - Flash*

04-13 - Brooklyn, NY - Good Room*

04-14 - Montreal, CA - Newspeak*

04-15 - Toronto, CA - The Velvet*


* w/Sucicideyear


HOOPS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ROUTINES OUT MAY 5 VIA FAT POSSUM, SHARE FIRST SINGLE "RULES" ON THE FADER & PLOT FIRST LEG OF NORTH AMERICAN + U.K. TOUR

Photo Credit: James Lacroix

Photo Credit: James Lacroix

Following last summer's critically acclaimed debut EP, Bloomington, Indiana four-piece Hoops now reveal the details of their debut album. Routines will be released on May 5th via Fat Possum, and today Hoops share the record's first single. Listen to "Rules" here via The FADER. Additionally, Hoops announce a tour throughout North America and the U.K., including stops at SXSW, Sasquatch, Shaky Knees Festival, Noise Pop Festival and Savannah Stopover. More dates to be announced soon. Get your tickets HERE.

Tracklisting
1. Sun's Out
2. Rules
3. On Top
4. Benjals
5. Burden
6. On Letting Go
7. The Way Luv Is
8. Management
9. All My Life
10. Underwater Theme
11. Worry   

Pre-order Routines HERE.

2/18 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis

2/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *

2/22 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *

2/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre *

2/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop Music Festival *

2/27 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *

2/28 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *

3/01 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *

3/03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room *

3/04 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *

3/09 - Nashville, TN @ Freakin Weekend at The End

3/10 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival

3/12-18 - Austin, TX @ SXSW

5/02 - Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint

5/03 - Leeds, UK @ Headrow House

5/04 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen

5/07 - Birmingham, UKHare & Hounds

5/08 - Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana

5/09 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store

5/10 - London, UK @ The Lexington

5/12 - 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival

5/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^

5/26 - 28 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival

6/08 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right +

* w/ Tennis

^ w/ PARTS

+ w/ Joy Again


Thundercat New Song "Friend Zone" Soundtracks Your Anti-Valentine's Day

Photo Credit: B+

Photo Credit: B+

Today, Grammy-winning bassist & singer Thundercat released a new aural treat for fans from new album Drunk. The humorous lament on the antithesis of Valentine’s Day romance—the dreaded friend zone—was produced by Mono/Poly. Hear “Friend Zone” now and read Pitchfork’s feature with Thundercat looking at love & relationships:


serpentwithfeet To Tour with Perfume Genius, Vinyl Release of blisters EP due May 19 via Tri Angle

(blisters EP vinyl packshot)

(blisters EP vinyl packshot)

We are pleased to announce that serpentwithfeet will join the national tour of Perfume Genius this May and July. He will also perform select solo tour dates here and abroad in March and April (full tour dates below). Tri Angle is set to issue his critically acclaimed EP blisters for the first time ever on vinyl on May 19, 2017. The package will will include new artwork and a poster designed by serpent.


CFCF & Pianist Jean-Michel Blais Announce Collaborative EP Cascades, Out March 15 on Arts & Crafts; Hear New Track “Hypocrite;” Playing SXSW On Release Day

Photo Credit: Dan Wilton

Photo Credit: Dan Wilton

Neo-classical pianist Jean-Michel Blais and Grammy Award-nominated electronic producer CFCF have announced Cascades, a collaborative EP due out March 15th digitally on Arts & Crafts. The album will be released on LP on April 14th.

Building off their sold out performance during the globally-celebrated 2016 Red Bull Music Academy, Cascades is a stunning 5-song, 30-minute meeting-of-minds that navigates the spaces between the artists’ respective crafts and tendencies toward playful minimalism. Featuring reworkings from the duo’s catalogues, a reworking of John Cage’s “In A Landscape”, Cascades is a celebration of the traditional and experimental, dissolving the old into the new. “Hypocrite,” a collaborative composition by both musicians, is out today.

Sitting in my studio/room, I modestly played the four cheesy chords that open “Hypocrite”. Mike’s genius idea was to take it as far as possible from its classical/pop roots, we ended up blending it with the 90’s trance-era sound. At first we thought “we can’t do that, it’s way too weird”, then we started loving it, probably surprising the listener as much as ourselves.
— Blais, on the genesis of "Hypocrite"

CFCF & Jean-Michel Blais - Cascades

(March 15th – Arts & Crafts)

1.    Hasselblad 1

2.    Two Mirrors

3.    Spirit

4.    Hypocrite

5.    In A Landscape (Rework)

Jean-Michel sent me a zip of some of his unreleased compositions, and this one stood out to me because it had a kind of baroque, sad, romantic quality to it, but it was slightly poppy despite its unusual chord structure. At first I suggested making it a trance song almost as a joke, but the concept took hold and it just made sense. I think the intensity of the super-saw synths shocked us, and hopefully the listener, out of a certain complacency about what constitutes an ‘appropriate’ approach to classical music.
— CFCF, on the genesis of "Hypocrite"

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE THE PAINTERS EP; Watch lyric video for “Kinda Bonkers” HERE; Tour resumes in US & Canada in May 2017

Photo credit: Tom Andrew

Photo credit: Tom Andrew

Animal Collective announce The Painters EP, a new companion release to last year’s album Painting With. The EP will be available digitally this Friday, February 17 via Domino, almost a year to the date of their 10th studio album’s release. The 12” vinyl and CD version of the EP, with artwork by Brian DeGraw, is now available for pre-order.

The EP contains three new and original tracks recorded during the Painting With era, and also includes a studio recording of “Jimmy Mack” (made famous by Martha & The Vandellas), a cover performed on their recent tours. Pre-order the CD and 12” exclusively from Animal Collective’s store HERE. The EP features artwork by Brian DeGraw, who supplied the original portraits and artwork for Painting With. All pre-orders receive an instant download of “KindaBonkers” and a downloadof the EP this Friday, February 17.

The Painters EP tracklisting:
1. Kinda Bonkers
2. Peacemaker
3. Goalkeeper
4. Jimmy Mack


Animal Collective Tour Dates
05-17 Charleston, SC - Music Farm *
05-18 Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine *
05-20 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre *
05-22 Washington DC - 9:30 Club *
05-23 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
05-24 Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre *
05-26 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall *
05-27 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre *
05-28 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
* with Circuit des Yeux


Dirty Projectors Share New Song 'Cool Your Heart' feat. D∆WN, Dirty Projectors out Feb 24 via Domino

As the release of Dirty Projectors’ new self-titled album on February 24th approaches, they release another single. ‘Cool Your Heart’, co-written by David Longstreth and Solange Knowles, during breaks from sessions for Solange’s album A Seat At The Table, is a duet between Longstreth and psychedelic r&b visionary Dawn Richard. An anthem against co-dependency and about feeling cool by yourself, ‘Cool Your Heart’ finds Richard and Longstreth driving an S-series Tesla down a lonesome stretch of California road, their timelines scrubbing backwards and forwards on a nighttime journey.

As with several other songs on the forthcoming new Dirty Projectors album, Tyondai Braxton assists with additional production and Mauro Refosco brings the Bahia beat to this futuristic summer jam


LYDIA AINSWORTH SHARES NEW SINGLE "AFTERGLOW" VIA THE FADER; Darling of the Afterglow out March 31st via Arbutus/Bella Union

Credit: John Michael Fulton

Credit: John Michael Fulton

Toronto-based artist, composer and producer Lydia Ainsworth will release her sublime sophomore album in March, and today she shares a new track. A lush, haunting and utterly mesmerizing song, "Afterglow" is the second single off the forthcoming album Darling of the Afterglow. The video was directed by Lydia's sister Abby Ainsworth, who also directed the album's first single "The Road." Watch "Afterglow" via The Fader HERE.

Darling of the Afterglow will be released through Arbutus/Bella Union on March 31st, 2017 - pre-order vinyl, CD and digital copies HERE.

 


Roland Tings Announces Each Moment a Diamond EP for Cascine/Sony, Shares First Single "Higher Ground"

Today Roland Tings is pleased to announce his latest effort, Each Moment a Diamond, an undeniably stacked 6 track ep that illustrates his unique_ability to combine contemplative dance music with propulsive pop cuts. With today’s announcement he shares the single “Higher Ground,” an effortlessly infectious track built upon shimmery synths and island-infused drum rhythms.

Being at the studio all day every day was psychologically demanding. For each good idea I had, there were maybe 30 bad ones, which is hard to face when you look back on months of work and realize the majority of the material will never make the record. Eventually though I was able to see each “failure” as a crucial contribution to overall whole. The routine also allowed me to grasp good ideas when they surfaced – when something was different, when something sounded great, I quickly noticed and was able to follow each thread. Another valuable realization from this process was knowing when to stop, when to let go of an idea, power down the studio, get on my bike and head home.
— Roland Tings

Each Moment a Diamond is due out March 10th via Cascine in North America and Sony Worldwide.

Roland Tings – Each Moment a Diamond

(March 10th – Cascine/Sony)

Turn Your Face Towards the Sun

Hedonist

Slow centre

Higher Ground (ft. Nylo)

Garden Piano

Monument


HINDS ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE TOUR AROUND COACHELLA WITH TWIN PEAKS

Photo by Pooneh Ghana

Photo by Pooneh Ghana

Today HINDS announce a co-headline tour, presented by Noisey, with their dear friends and North-American brothers-in-arms Twin Peaks. Ever since the bands met at SXSW in 2015, they shared a special connection, ultimately leading to Hinds inviting the Peaks boys to open a big hometown show in Madrid. When both bands were confirmed to perform at this year's Coachella, the idea of doing a co-headline tour around the festival's two weekends was almost a no-brainer. The pre-sale begins at 10AM PT tomorrow here and tickets go on-sale Friday, February 10th at 10AM at http://www.hindsband.com.

 

HINDS TOUR DATES

Sun. Apr. 9 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater w/ Twin Peaks

Mon. Apr. 10 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ Twin Peaks

Tue. Apr. 11 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (early show) w/ Twin Peaks

Tue. Apr. 11 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (late show) w/ Twin Peaks

Thu. Apr. 13 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Twin Peaks

Fri. Apr. 14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Twin Peaks

Sun. Apr. 16 - Indio, CA @ Coachella

Mon. Apr. 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ Twin Peaks
Tue. Apr. 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA w/ Twin Peaks

Wed. Apr. 19 - Santa Ana, CA @ TBA w/ Twin Peaks

Thu. Apr. 20 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic w/ Twin Peaks

Sun. Apr. 23 - Indio, CA @ Coachella


Synthesist & Guitarist Evan Caminiti Announces New Album Toxic City Music - Hear New Track Via Thump

Photo credit: Lisa McGee

Photo credit: Lisa McGee

Guitarist and synthesist Evan Caminiti has announced Toxic City Music, a collection of electro-acoustic meditations on contemporary urban life. The album will be released March 3rd on his own relaunched Dust Editions label, and features contributions by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Rafael Anton IrisarriToxic City Music follows his acclaimed Meridian album on Thrill Jockey. Caminiti is a member of the long running duo Barn Owl, who’s future is uncertain after over three years of silence.

Earlier today Thump premiered the track “Toxic Tape (Love Canal)”, saying it is “harrowing in [its] stillness and simplicity.”

Evan Caminiti Live Dates

March 10 – New York, NY – Commend w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

April 5 – Montreal, Québec – La Vitrola w/ Sarah Davachi, Fousek/Hansen/Tellier-Craig

 

Pre-order Toxic City Musichttp://www.dusteditions.org/de003

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Evan Caminiti – Toxic City Music

(March 3rd, 2017 – Dust Editions)

1.    Acid Shadow I

2.    Irradiation Halo

3.    Joaquin

4.    Possession

5.    NYC Ego

6.    Toxic Tape (Love Canal)

7.    Acid Shadow II

8.    Toxicity

9.    French Cocoon (Mutagen)

10.  Acid Shadow III

 


JAY SOM Premieres "1 Billion Dogs" via Pitchfork Rising Feature

Credit: Photo by Kristin Cofer, Courtesy of Pitchfork

Credit: Photo by Kristin Cofer, Courtesy of Pitchfork

Jay Som - a.k.a. - Bay Area-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte - recently announced Everybody Works, her proper debut album, which will be out on March 10th via Polyvinyl Records (N.A.)/Double Denim (EU/UK/Japan). Following the release of the album's first single "The Bus Song," today Jay Som shares "1 Billion Dogs." The single is premiering alongside an in-depth Pitchfork "Rising" feature - listen to the track and read the interview HERE.


Fazerdaze Signs With Flying Nun, Announces Debut LP Morningside and Shares "Lucky Girl"

Photo credit: Imogen Wilson

Photo credit: Imogen Wilson

Fazerdaze, aka New Zealand’s Amelia Murray, has already accomplished so much even before releasing her debut record, a testament to how her music has already captivated audiences. She’s been praised by NME, played with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Connan Mockasin, and was invited to join the Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal in 2016. In May, she’s taking her band to the UK to play The Great Escape Festival. Before that, Murray will release Morningside, her first full-length record and the most complete document of her intricate songwriting to date. Esteemed label, Flying Nun Records will release Morningside on May 5th. Fazerdaze has shared the first single “Lucky Girl” from the new album. Murray wrote and recorded the track while living in a room with no windows except for a skylight, which eventually she had to block out to stop the room from overheating. “It was so dark in there and I slowly began to feel sad, like the walls were closing in on me - that’s how I got the idea for the first lyric.” Gorilla vs Bear premiered the track calling the song, “...a perfect burst of swooning, happy-sad bedroom guitar-pop sunshine.”

 

I wrote and recorded this track while I was living in a room that had no windows – except for a skylight which I eventually had to block out to stop my room from overheating. It was so dark in there and I slowly began to feel sad, like the walls were enclosing on me – that’s how I got the idea for the first lyric.
— Fazerdaze

Blanck Mass Shares New Track "Silent Treatment," Word Eater out March 3 via Sacred Bones

Photo credit: Harrison Reid

Photo credit: Harrison Reid

In World Eater, Benjamin John Power -- one half of Fuck Buttons through his third album as Blanck Mass -- has made a reactionary and representative record of a previous year teeming with anger, violence, confusion and frustration. If a beast has been awoken from this then it is wild and untamed, chewing and gnawing at civilization, compassion and progression. “The title is a reference to both the inner beast inside human beings that when grouped en-masse stops us from moving forward towards good,” says Power.


Hidden behind a wall of static and choral samples, “Silent Treatment” further builds on this idea. “'Silent Treatment' is about the problems that arise when we don't communicate. We often grow apart when we don't understand each other. Being left in the dark can lead to fear,” explains Ben.

 


Copenhagen's COMMUNIONS Stream Debut Album BLUE via Hype Machine

Blue out February 3rd, 2017 on Fat Possum Records

Blue out February 3rd, 2017 on Fat Possum Records

Danish four-piece Communions are gearing up to release their long-awaited debut album Blue next week via Fat Possum Records. Starting today, a week ahead of release, the album is streaming in its entirety via Hype Machine. Pre-order Blue HERE.


Hear Jesse Boykins III & Two Fresh Collaboration from TOKiMONSTA's 'Young Art Sound' Compilation

Young Art Records, the imprint started by Los Angeles producer TOKiMONSTA, just released the second track from the Young Art Sound compilation. Jesse Boykins III melds his soulful vocals to Los Angeles production duo Two Fresh’s beats on the “Live Love.” The track has been brewing for a bit, as Two Fresh told Mass Appeal: “We’ve been wanting to release this track for a second. Glad we could put it out with TOKi and Young Art!”

The new collaboration between producers Two Fresh and singer Jesse Boykins III is like the advice you wish your older sibling gave you before your heart was broken into a million little pieces. While Two Fresh play with your perception of the speed of the track by laying rapid drums over a droning, high-pitched synth, Jesse advises you to live and love in the moment because things can get overly complicated if you analyze the situation too much.
— Mass Appeal

Young Art Sound is out February 3, and will be released in conjunction with the ‘Young Art Sound Tour’ featuring TOKiMONSTA and Montreal producer CRi (see tour dates below). The compilation features artists on the Young Art imprint, tracks from like-minded friends and remixes of previously released tracks. Additional artists appearing on the album include Anderson.Paak, Gavin Turek, Mono/Poly, CRi and more. Hear the first track from the compilation “Wildcat,” from Toronto singer a l l i e (prod. 2nd Son & The Kount) here: https://soundcloud.com/young-art-records/a-l-l-i-e-wildcat.


AUSTRA Share New Music Video + Kick Off U.S. Tour

Future Politics, the critically lauded new album from Austra, is out now. Today, Austra release the video for the third single from the album, 'I Love You More Than You Love Yourself.'

Inspired by the story of former US astronaut Lisa Nowak, the M Blash-directed video for ‘I Love You More Than You Love Yourself’ gently highlights the struggle of depression.

M and I were both fascinated by the story of Lisa Nowak but wanted to explore it through a lens of compassion. We wanted to use it to explore issues of mental health and depression, things so many of us experience, in the hope of further de-stigmatizing such conversations. We’ve decided to focus the actions leading up to her final arrest, and have tried to convey what it may have been like to be her, and what she was feeling. The final chapter of her story is much less interesting to us than that.
— Katie Stelmanis

Saltland Announces New Album A Common Truth, A Sonic Meditation On Climate Change - Hear New Track Via NPR

Saltland is Rebecca Foon (Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Esmerine, Set Fire To Flames)

Saltland is Rebecca Foon (Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Esmerine, Set Fire To Flames)

Constellation will release Saltland’s new album, A Common Truth, on March 31st. Saltland is Rebecca Foon, a remarkable cellist, composer and veteran member of Montréal's tight-knit independent music community. 


A Common Truth is a sonic meditation on climate change: the hope, diligence, anxiety, sadness and desperation of the climate movement and of our collective consciousness as social fabrics become increasingly frayed and scorched by fossil fuel dependency and environmental degradation. (Foon actively works for climate justice as a member of Sustainability Solutions Group and as co-founder of Pathway To Paris.) A Common Truth channels these themes through immersive, restorative music of austere warmth, constructed almost entirely from Foon’s wide palette of cello sounds, evenly balanced between instrumentals and songs featuring her voice and lyrics. This morning NPR shared “I Only Wish This For You." A Common Truth features guest Warren Ellis (Nick Cave, The Dirty Three) on the album’s four instrumental pieces, and it was recorded by The Besnard Lakes’ Jace Lasek.

Saltland – A Common Truth

(March 31st, 2017 – Constellation Records)

1.    To Allow Us To Breathe

2.    Under My Skin

3.    I Only Wish This For You

4.    Light Of Mercy

5.    Forward Eyes I

6.    Magnolia

7.    This Other Place

8.    A Common Truth

9.    Forward Eyes II

‘I Only Wish This For You’ layers somber cello loops with equal parts elegance and anger, swooping one moment and crashing the next. With a voice equally suited to opening petals and opening wounds, Foon sings to the earth like a mother to a newborn, beaming with hope while gripped with fear. But she also offers an alternate form of resistance: transformation.
— NPR

Jacques Greene Announces Debut Album, Shares New Single, World Spring Tour Date, 'Feel Infinite' Out March 25th on LuckyMe

Last year, Jacques Greene shared the tracks “You Can’t Deny” - a beautifully undeniable, soulful techno record - and “Afterglow” - a euphoric club record - the first new music from the Montreal producer in over two years. Today, he’s pleased to announce his debut album Feel Infinite (which includes both 2016 tracks alongside a further nine tracks) due out digitally March 10th/on vinyl March 25th via LuckyMe.  

“The essence of the record is to draw emotions and moments that above all, feel human within the context of dance music. I want it to be celebratory of all that we feel and do and experience - the beautiful, the good, and the bad.”
— Jacques Greene

Jacques Greene – Feel Infinite

(LuckyMe – March 10th/25th)

Fall

Feel Infinite

To Say

True ft. How To Dress Well

I Won’t Judge

Dundas Collapse

Real Time

Cycles

You Can’t Deny

Afterglow

You See All My Light

 

Leading with a bright and bombastic new musical statement, brand new single “Real Time” with its driving bass and almost French Touch-inspired sequenced samples is an elastic collision of human performance meets drum machine rigidity. “A track built from something with that human element and energy but with something else than a voice.”


Mount Eerie Announces New Album A Crow Looked At Me; Out March 24th 2017 on P.W. Elverum & Sun

Mount Eerie, the longstanding musical outlet of Phil Elverum, has announced the release of A Crow Looked At Me. It will be released on Elverum’s label P.W. Elverum & Sun on March 24th 2017. The album is a deeply personal and unflinchingly honest reaction to the death of Elverum’s wife, the artist Geneviève Castrée, last year. He has shared “Real Death,” a candid expression of stark domestic grief that is unlike anything else in the Mount Eerie discography.

Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me

(March 24th 2017 – P.W. Elverum & Sun)

1. Real Death

2. Seaweed

3. Ravens

4. Forest Fire

5. Swims

6. My Chasm

7. When I Take Out The Garbage At Night

8. Emptiness pt. 2

9. Toothbrush/Trash

10. Soria Moria

11. Crow


Thundercat Announces Third Studio Album Drunk; Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, More Featured On Album

Thundercat will release his third full-length studio album Drunk on February 24 via Brainfeeder. The album is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying LotusDrunk is the follow up to his widely praised 2015 mini album The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam, and features fan favorite tracks “Bus In These Streets” and “Them Changes.” 

Show You The Way” is the first single from Drunk, and the ballad features two of Thundercat’s heroes: iconic musicians Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. And how did this collaboration come to be? Thundercat mentioned his love of Loggins several times during his press tour for The Beyond (Dinner Party DownloadBillboard), leading to an introduction via his keyboard player Dennis Hamm. He tells Red Bull Music Academy Daily, “These are guys that I've listened to and where I felt that I've learned that honesty in the music. Kenny Loggins is one of my favorite songwriters.” Loggins was the one that suggested bringing McDonald in on the track and, Thundercat adds, “I think one of the most beautiful moments of it was realizing how amazing Michael McDonald was. He would go through so many ideas and have so much to offer.” 

Thundercat also notes, “That song to me is about going down the rabbit hole, taking you to another place... On the edge of dark, there's the brightest light. It means a lot to me in the sense of... the experience that I've had growing up with friends and people that I've been around where it's inviting them into where I come from emotionally. Sometimes it's a pretty intense thing. The point is how weird things can get. I feel like it's very funny that, in a way, of course Michael McDonald and Kenny would be there.” “Show You The Way” is available to stream / purchase now.

DRUNK WORLD TOUR

2.12 The Independent - San Francisco, CA *sold out

2.13 The Independent - San Francisco, CA *sold out

2.14 The Independent - San Francisco, CA *sold out

2.16 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR

2.17 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC

2.18 Wild Buffalo - Bellingham, WA

2.19 Barboza - Seattle, WA *sold out

2.21 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT

2.22 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO

2.24 Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN

2.25 Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL

2.26 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI

2.28 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON

3.01 SAT - Montreal, QC

3.02 Paradise - Boston, MA *sold out

3.03 Irving Plaza - New York, NY

3.04 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA

3.05 U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC *sold out

3.07 Terminal West - Atlanta, GA

3.08 Nashville, TN – Exit In

3.10 Buku Music + Art Project - New Orleans, LA

3.11 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX

3.12 Trees - Dallas, TX

3.16 Barby Club - Tel Aviv, Israel *sold out

3.17 Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey

3.18 Niebo Club – Warsaw, Poland

3.19 Yaam – Berlin, Germany

3.20 Mojo – Hamburg, Germany

3.21 CBE – Cologne, Germany

3.22 Thekla – Bristol, UK

3.23 Gorilla – Manchester, UK

3.24 Invisible Wind Factory – Liverpool, UK

3.27 Vicar Street – Dublin, Rep. Of Ireland

3.28 Heaven – London, UK

3.29 La Cartonnerie – Reims, France

3.30 Trabendo – Paris, France

4.01 Fri-Son – Fribourg, Switzerland

4.02 Theater Moods – Zurich, Switzerland

4.03 Atelier Babylon – Bratislava, Slovakia

4.04 Porgy & Bess – Vienna, Austria

4.05 Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, Czech Republic

4.07 Motel Mozaique Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands

4.08 Transition Festival – Utrecht, Netherlands

4.09 BRDCST Festival – Brussels, Belgium

4.15 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

4.22 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

4.27 Liquid Room - Tokyo, Japan

4.28 Blue Note - Nagoya, Japan

4.29 Metro - Kyoto, Japan

4.30 Conpass - Osaka, Japan

THUNDERCAT - DRUNK TRACK LISTING

01. Rabbot Ho

02. Captain Stupido

03. Uh Uh

04. Bus In These Streets

05. A Fan's Mail (Tron Song Suite II)

06. Lava Lamp

07. Jethro

08. Day & Night

09. Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)

10. Walk On By (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

11. Blackkk

12. Tokyo

13. Jameel's Space Ride

14. Friend Zone

15. Them Changes

16. Where I'm Going

17. Drink Dat (feat. Wiz Khalifa)

18. Inferno

19. I Am Crazy

20. 3AM

21. Drunk

22. The Turn Down (feat. Pharrell)

23. DUI

 


Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears' New Video, Album of Punked-Up R&B Out Feb 10

 

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears will release their fourth full-length album Backlash on February 10 (INgrooves). The album sees the return to their take on classic soul and punked-up R&B, and is their most stylistically adventurous work so far. They just released an animated video for first single “PTP” via Noisey, who notes that the track “is a horn-laden, uplifting ode to the power of female sexuality.” The “PTP” video was directed / animated by Barcelona-based illustrato Roger Haus and can be seen below.

TOUR DATES

02/10 Austin, TX – Waterloo Records (in-store)

02/14 Lafayette, LA - Blue Moon Saloon

02/15 Mobile, AL - The Merry Widow

02/16 Atlanta, GA - The Earl

02/17 Charleston, SC - Charleston Pourhouse

02/18 Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre

02/20 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter

02/21 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

02/22 New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

02/23 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

02/24 Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs

02/25 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Lounge

02/27 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa

02/28 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

03/02 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

03/03 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall

03/04 Chicago, IL - Metro

03/06 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

03/07 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room

03/08 Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads Saloon

03/29 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad

03/30 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

04/01 San Diego, CA - Casbah

04/02 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

04/04 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

04/06 Seattle, WA - Neumos

04/07 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

04/08 Bellingham, WA - The Wild Buffalo

04/09 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

04/11 Boise, ID - Neurolux

04/12 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

04/13 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre

04/14 Taos, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing Company

04/15 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace


Young Fathers - 'T2: Trainspotting' New Song, Danny Boyle: "Their Songs Are My Heartbeat For The Film"

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle picked Mercury Prize-winning Scottish trio Young Fathers for the soundtrack to his latest film—the highly anticipated T2: Trainspotting—noting, “Their songs are my heartbeat for the film.” Hear Young Fathers’ new track “Only God Knows,” and read Boyle’s full quote below.

Trainspotting, the original book is like a modern Ulysses. It’s unsurpassed I think, and reading it is still like the ‘rush of ocean to the heart.’ You’re always looking for the heartbeat of a film. For Trainspotting it was Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy.’ For T2 It’s Young Fathers. Their songs are my heartbeat for the film. And ‘Only God Knows’ is that rush again. The ocean. The heart.
— Danny Boyle, January 18, 2017

Meatbodies Share New Track, Announce Tour + SXSW Dates, ALICE out Feb 10 via In The Red

LA-based Meatbodies today share new track “Haunted History” - the second offering from the band's forthcoming album ALICE – an 11-track concept album covering war, sex, politics and religion – set for release on February 10th via In The Red.

Meatbodies also announce US tour dates starting next month, including dates supporting Ty Segall, an album release show in Los Angeles, and SXSW dates. Tour dates, album art, tracklist and more information below.

Meatbodies Tour Dates
01-27 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern * 
02-03 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom * 
02-12 - Los Angeles, CA - Non Plus Ultra
02-18 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
02-19 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
02-20 - Reno, NV - Holland Project
02-22 - Spokane, WA - The Observatory
02-24 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
02-25 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
02-26 - Portland, OR - High Water Mark Lounge
02-27 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium
03-02 - Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse Saloon
03-15 - Austin TX - House of Vans - Mohawk Inside Room (SXSW)
03-18 - Austin, TX - Burgermania (SXSW)
04-01 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
* w/ Ty Segall


Mind Over Mirrors Shares New Track “To The Edges;" New Album Undying Color Out Feb. 17th on Paradise of Bachelors; Playing Record Release Show In Chicago March 3rd

Fennelly described the song to XLR8R as inspired by a unique phenomenon in the natural world: “Magicicada nymphs emerge above ground every 17 years to shed their exoskeletons and transform into group chorus centers, where song (and mating) are the only objectives before their short numbered days come to a close as they lay eggs, only to repeat their prime-numbered cycle.  Similarly, the circadian-synthesizers in "To the Edges" awaken to call out into the precipices of day folding into night, through the hyperdrive portal summoned by the electronically-harmonized Indian pump organ to transport into a deep visceral place between the then, the now, the next and everything betwixt & between.”

Mind Over Mirrors will be celebrating the release of Undying Color at Constellation in Chicago on March 3rd as a quartet with Mueller, Bean, and Califone’s Jim Becker on fiddle. They will be co-headlining the show with Doug McComb’s Brokeback. More info on the show is available HERE.

Pre-order Undying Color:

PoB direct (LP/CD): http://www.paradiseofbachelors.com/pob-32

Bandcamp (LP/CD/all digital formats): http://bit.ly/2eztjZh

Digital (MP3/streaming): http://smarturl.it/PoB32


Watch New NICK MURPHY (CHET FAKER) Live Video; Summer Festival Dates Announced

Nick Murphy performed his dynamic new live show to sold out audiences in New York, Los Angeles and London last fall, pulling from his existing catalogue and showcasing new material. In advance of his performances at Australia's Laneway Festival this week, he released a live video of recent single “Fear Less,” filmed at London's legendary O2 Brixton Academy. Watch it below.

Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) Tour Dates

Jan 26 Brisbane, AU - Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills+

Jan 28 Melbourne, AU - Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) And The River's Edge+

Jan 30 Auckland, NZ - Albert Park Precinct+

Feb 03 Adelaide, AU - Hart's Mill, Port Adelaide+

Feb 04 Sydney, AU - Sydney College Of The Arts (SCA), Rozelle+

Feb 05 Fremantle, AU - Esplanade Reserve And West End+

May 12 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w. Bonobo)

May 12-14 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival

Jun 23 Salt Lake City, UT - Bonanza Campout Festival

Jul 28-30 New York, NY - Panorama Festival

+ Laneway Festival 2017 Dates


Protest Compilation feat Stephen Malkmus, Carrie Brownstein, Mac McCaughan, Boss Hog & More OUT NOW

Battle Hymns is a compilation album created in direct response to the current political situation in the U.S.A - it is a protest record! Released digitally on inauguration day in opposition to the incoming administration. The album is available pay what you want at www.quasiband.com with all proceeds divided equally between Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and 350.org. Battle Hymns features new unreleased music by Doug Martsch, Stephen Malkmus, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer, Mickey Finn, Mac McCaughan, Ash Bowie, Carrie Brownstein, Katie Harkin, Sean Croghan, Drew Grow, Mary Timony, Carl Newman, Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch, Kathy Foster, Rebecca Gates, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, with art by Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson. Website magic by Cash Music. The collaboration was spearheaded and assembled by Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss of Quasi (who also serve as the backing band for some songs.) Participants generously donated their music, studios, art and time.

Track Listing:
1. Love Always (Kathy Foster) - “We Won’t Go Back”
2. Mac McCaughan - “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)”
3. Boss Hog - “Save Our Soul”
4. Stephen Malkmus - “Midnight Cruisers”
5. Drew Grow - “Time Bomb”
6. MEDS (Carrie Brownstein and Katie Harkin) - “No More Fizz”
7. Mary Timony - “Fight The Hate”
8. Quasi - “Ballad of Donald Duck & Elmer Fudd”
9. Libraness (Ash Bowie) - “A Kind of Survival”
10. Filthy Friends (Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Bill Rieflin) -   “Love In The Time of Resistance”
11. Carl Newman - “Our Nero”
12. Rebecca Gates - “NO DIVISION”
13. Doug Martsch - “Fuck 2016” 
14. Sean Croghan - “Spider House”


TOKiMONSTA's 'Young Art Sound' Comp. ft Anderson. Paak, Jesse Boykins III, Two Fresh, More Out Feb 3; Tour Kicks Off Feb 2 in NYC

TOKiMONSTA has announced the release of Young Art Sound, a compilation out February 3 featuring artists on her Young Art imprint, tracks from like-minded friends and remixes of previously released tracks. Artists appearing on the album include Anderson .Paak, Jesse Boykins III, Two Fresh, Gavin Turek, Mono/Poly, CRi and more. Hear “Wildcat,” the first single from Young Art Sound by Toronto singer a l l i e and produced by 2nd Son & The Kount, below.

YOUNG ART SOUND – TRACK LISTING

01. CRi – “Oda”

02. a l l i e - “Wildcat (prod. 2nd Son & The Kount)”

03. TOKiMONSTA (feat. Anderson .Paak & KRANE) - “Put It Down [Exile Remix]”

04. Jesse Boykins III x Two Fresh - “Live Love”

05. GITCHII x Soslo - “Lazers”

06. Mono/Poly - “Intergalactic”

07. TOKiMONSTA (feat. KRANE) - “Put It Down [Instrumental]”

08. Wear Patterns (feat. Rush Midnight) - “Undone [Beat Ventriloquists Remix]”

09. Mike Gao - “Ivory”

10. CRi - “Why I Love You (feat. Ouri & Odile M.) [Rosewater Ctz Remix]”

11. Gavin Turek - “Surrender [Stranger Remix]”

12. Josh One - “Further (feat. Eighty) [MRR - Drumetrics Remix]”

Tickets & more info: http://www.youngart.us

Young Art Sound Pre-Order: http://smarturl.it/YoungArtSound


Iconic Vocalist Diamanda Galás Announces Two New Albums - Shares Two New Tracks With Interview Via Rolling Stone

All The Way features remarkable, radical takes on familiar tunes, including the seminal “The Thrill Is Gone” and a solo piano interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s “’Round Midnight.” The album’s centerpiece is the American traditional “O Death,” which has become a staple in live performances, and concludes with “Pardon Me I’ve got Someone To Kill” by country singer Johnny Paycheck. All The Way includes both electric live recordings (recorded in Paris, Copenhagen, and East Sussex) and studio recordings made in San Diego, CA.

Diamanda Galás – All The Way

Out March 24th

1.    All The Way

2.    You Don’t Know What Love Is

3.    The Thrill Is Gone

4.    Round Midnight

5.    O Death

6.    Pardon Me I’ve Got Someone To Kill

At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem documents Galás’ volcanic May 2016 performances as Saint Thomas the Apostle church in Harlem, NY, described by the New York Times as “guttural and operatic, baleful and inconsolable, spiritual and earthy, polyglot and wordless, nuanced and unhinged.” The concert, produced by Intravenal Sound Operations and Red Bull Music Academy, was composed exclusively of what Galás calls “death songs.” Sung in Italian, German, French, andGreek, the perfromances include Galás’ dramatic settings of the death poems by Cesare Pavese and Ferdinand Freiligrath, as well as interpretations of songs by Jacques Brel (“Fernand”, “Amsterdam”) and Albert Ayler (“Angels,” sung by Galás, who has always believed that Ayler’s work is also vocal music).

Diamanda Galás – At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem

Out March 24th

1.    Verrá la more e avrá tuoi occhi

2.    Anoixe Petra

3.    Angels

4.    Die Stunde Kommt

5.    Fernand

6.    O Death

7.    Amsterdam

8.    Artemis

9.    Let My People Go

Taken together these albums showcase the work of an artist at the height of her power and creativity, demonstrating mastery not only of her voice (for which she has become so well known), but also of the piano, and as a composer.

Diamanda Galás will be touring these “death songs” around North America and Europe this spring.


Mozart's Sister Shares New Track "Moment 2 Moment", Announces Tour Dates

Montreal-based musician and producer Caila Thompson-Hannant a.k.a. Mozart’s Sister shares the track “Moment 2 Moment” from her upcoming sophomore album Field of Love. Caila says of the song,

Moment 2 Moment” is about the powerful and fleeting feeling that happens at the beginning of a love affair. It is all consuming and tentative; you want it to stay and resolve at the same time. The song is a playful expression of young love aching to grow up.

Listen to “Moment 2 Moment” via Brooklyn Vegan.


Announces Siberia Out April 7th New Album Written and Recorded Entirely On The Trans-Siberian Railway; Hear The First Single “Collide (Krasnoyarsk)”

Siberia will be released April 7th via Ester’s own label Lisch Recordings and distributed by Sony Music Sweden.

Siberia Tracklisting

1.) Not That Kind (Moscow)

2.) Stay With me (Perm)

3.) Yekaterinburg

4.) On The Fly (Omsk)

5.) Collide (Krasnoyarsk)

6.) Hard To Get Used To (Baikal)

7.) Fiction (Listvyanka)

8.) Louder (Ulan-Ude)

9.) Wasted (Terelj)

10.) Close Enough (Ulan Bator)

11.) Stuck In Between (Yak – Moscow)


Bonobo Shares "No Reason" Video Featuring Nick Murphy - New Album Migration Out Now On Ninja Tune

‘No Reason’ is such an evocative track and it was clear from the start that our video would need to reflect this potency. Simon/Bonobo mentioned the inspiration behind the new album came from his relationship to landscape and place whilst on tour. Whilst researching these themes I learnt about the Japanese phenomenon of the Hikikomori- young Japanese people who become so overwhelmed by the pressures of life that they retreat to their bedrooms for years at a time. This felt like a such a fascinating intersection of physical & psychological spaces, and so from this I set out to make a film that through an inventive physical concept tried to link environment directly to psychology. We achieved the film using only in-camera physical effects and we designed an entirely new way of moving our miniature camera to get it to fit through the tiny doorways. Doing this film with CGI would have been a thousand times easier, but for me, it’s physicality & imperfections are what make it different, and I hope better.
— Oscar Hudson (Video Director)

DIRTY PROJECTORS RELEASE NEW SONG ‘UP IN HUDSON,’ LISTEN HERE; ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE FOR NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM

The new Dirty Projectors song ‘Up In Hudson’ is an elegy — to the Obama years, to a generation of indie rock, and to a relationship.  Over the course of nine verses and almost eight minutes, the lyrics situate David Longstreth & his band in the vivid textures of the recent past like a millennial Blood On The Tracks.  It is a piece of epic storytelling unlike anything else in Dirty Projectors’ discography. To arrive where we began and know the place for the first time: ‘Up In Hudson’ is an origin story for a new chapter of Dirty Projectors. And with it, Dirty Projectors announce their long-awaited 7th LP. The new album does everything we want and expect from Dirty Projectors — but in a way we never could have imagined or anticipated.  In a career of surprising conceptual gambits, unexpected stylistic evolutions, and continually changing lineups — this is, as DJ Khaled says, “ANOTHER ONE”!

Dirty Projectors will be out February 24, 2017 on Domino.

    TRACKLISTING:

    1. Keep Your Name

    2. Death Spiral

    3. Up In Hudson

    4. Work Together

    5. Little Bubble

    6. Winner Take Nothing

    7. Ascent Through Clouds

    8. Cool Your Heart

    9. I See You


Pillow Person Shares a Video For Her Single, “On Our Way,” Set For Release on January 27th, 2017 via Moshi Moshi

“On Your Way” single artwork

“On Your Way” single artwork

Pillow Person, the solo project of Sarah Jones, has shared a video for her new single, “On Your Way”. The video, which veers between bubblegum-pop-pretty and fascinatingly gruesome, was filmed by Isaac Eastgate with art direction by Rottingdean Bazaar and is available to watch via Stereogum HERE.

After making the video, I realised that I must have been inspired from a memory from many years ago when I saw Mortiis live and the lights were too bright.
— Sarah Jones on the video

Vorhees Announces Debut Black Horse Pike EP Out 2/24 On Styles Upon Styles; Hear “Black Horse Pike” Via Stereogum

Vorhees has announced her debut, the Black Horse Pike EP, tout February 24th on Styles Upon Styles. Vorhees is Brooklyn-based sound engineer and composer Dana Wachs, who embraces ambient form and pop structure in equal measure within her music. Black Horse Pike represents an unintentionally chronological contemplation. Across a five-track suite, Vorhees explores memories of teenage meanderings in New Jersey’s suburban doldrums, as presented in the title track included here, the scars and artifacts of relationships with intimates and religion, and the impossible waking (un)reality of her insomniac tendencies throughout the world in ever changing hotel rooms and tour bus bunks.

The EP is full of vibrant sounds and shadowy textures alike.
— Stereogum

Vorhees – Black Horse Pike EP

(February 24th – Styles Upon Styles)

1.    Black Horse Pike

2.    Activity

3.    SPL

4.    Souvenir

5.    Millie’s Pinky

Black Horse Pike is out 2/24 on Styles Upon Styles. Pre-order it here.


Streams New Album Future Politics via NPR First Listen Album Out January 20 - Listen Now HERE; North American Tour Starts Next Week

Future Politics, Austra's most ambitious album to date, calls for radical hope: "a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia," says Katie Stelmanis, who leads Austra with the support of Maya Postepski (Princess Century, TR/ST), Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak. "Not just hope in the future, but the idea that everyone is required to help write it, and the boundaries of what it can look like are both fascinating and endless. It's not about 'being political,' it's about reaching beyond boundaries, in every single field." It's incredibly fitting that the album's release is set for Inauguration Day.

The notion of Utopia doesn’t have a lot of currency these days, but that hasn’t stopped Katie Stelmanis. The creative force behind the Canadian electronic outfit Austra, she’s used the project’s new album, Future Politics, to foment a kind of radicalism in an age of doom and gloom: making music that questions, confronts and uplifts without scaremongering or sugarcoating.
— NPR

Austra tour dates

January 20 | Mod Club | Toronto, ON #

January 21 | Fairmont Theatre | Montreal, QC #

January 24 | The Sinclair | Boston, MA #

January 26 | Warsaw | Brooklyn, NY #

January 27 | Union Transfer | Philadelphia, PA #

January 28 | Black Cat | Washington, DC #

January 29 | Motorco Music Hall | Durham, NC #

January 31 | Exit/In | Nashville, TN *

February 1 | Terminal West | Atlanta, GA *

February 2 | Gasa Gasa | New Orleans, LA *

February 3 | Trees | Dallas, TX *

February 4 | Mohawk | Austin, TX *

February 5 | Lowbrow Palace | El Paso, TX *

February 7 | Valley Bar | Phoenix, AZ *

February 8 | Casbah | San Diego, CA *

February 9 | El Rey Theater | Los Angeles, CA *

February 11 | Mezzanine | San Francisco, CA *

February 13 | Holocene | Portland, OR *

February 14 | The Crocodile | Seattle, WA *

February 17 | Triple Rock Social Club | Minneapolis, MN *

February 18 | Thalia Hall | Chicago, IL *

February 19 | Magic Stick | Detroit, MI *

March 4 | Paradiso | Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 6 | Uebel & Gefährlich | Hamburg, Germany

March 7 | NIEBO | Warsaw, Poland

March 8 | Astra | Berlin, Germany

March 9 | Muffatwerk (Ampere) | Munich, Germany

March 10 | Conne Island | Leipzig, Germany

March 11 | Posthof | Linz, Austria

March 12 | WUK | Vienna, Austria

March 15 | Biko Club | Milan, Italy

March 16 | Les Docks | Lausanne, Switzerland

March 17 | Dampfzentrale | Bern, Switzerland

March 18 | Gloria Theater | Cologne, Germany

March 21 | Patterns | Brighton, UK

March 22 | Village Underground (Convergence) | London, UK

March 23 | Summerhall | Edinburgh, UK

March 24 | Deaf Institute | Manchester, UK

March 25 | The Button Factory | Dublin, Ireland

# w/ Lafawndah

* w/ The Range


Boiler Room x Budweiser What’s Brewing Series Presents: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kur, Joie Kathos, Cosmo Baker b2b Matthew Law - January 24th In Philadelphia at The Foundry

The Boiler Room and Budweiser “What’s Brewing” campaign is a 12-part global event series that seeks to tell the story of music scenes around the globe. The series launched at the end of 2016 with Boiler Room’s first foray into India, shedding light on the country’s relatively unknown underground music scene. In 2017 the series continues with events planned in numerous US cities. The objective will remain; to educate local communities about the thriving underground music scene burgeoning within their city by introducing them to up and coming talent via more well-known local talent.

The first of the US events will take place in Philadelphia on January 24th at The Foundry located in the city’s up and coming creative hub, Fishtown. The night will be helmed by West Philly native who needs little introduction, DJ and producer DJ Jazzy Jeff. He’ll be joined by one of the city’s most respected MCs, 22-year old Kur, the eclectic rapper, singer, producer and choreographer Joie Kathos, recent Philly transplant hip-hop and funk mashup DJ Cosmo Baker and fellow West Philly native Matthew Law, who’s steadily gaining notoriety for his genre-spanning DJ sets. 

To attend RSVP here: https://boilerroom.tv/microsite/budweiser-whats-brewing-in/

Stay tuned for what’s next in the “What’s Brewing” series.


JAY SOM ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM EVERYBODY WORKS OUT MARCH 10 VIA POLYVINYL; Stream First Single "The Bus Song" Now Via NPR

Last year, Jay Som - a.k.a. Bay Area-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte - released her critically acclaimed early collection of songs entitled Turn Into, signed with Polyvinyl Records, toured with the likes of Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Peter Bjorn & John, and more, and put out a 7-inch single on Fat Possum Records. After a whirlwind year, Jay Som now announces her long-awaited proper debut album. Everybody Works will be released via Polyvinyl (N.A.)/Double Denim (EU/UK/Japan) on March 10th, 2017 - see below for album art and tracklisting, and pre-order the album on vinyl, CD, cassette or digitally HERE. Listen to the first single "The Bus Song" via NPR's Songs We Love HERE.

Tracklisting:

1. Lipstick Stains
2. The Bus Song
3. Remain
4. 1 Billion Dogs
5. One More Time, Please
6. Baybee
7. (BedHead)
8. Take It
9. Everybody Works
10. For Light

Jay Som will take Everybody Works out on the road this Spring, with stops at SXSW, Mission Creek Music Festival, and a co-headlining tour with The Courtney's. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 am locally - see below to find a show near you, and get your tickets HERE.

North American Tour Dates:

3/10/17 - Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb

3/11/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Viva Phx Downtown Music Festival

3/13-17/17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/18/17 - Dallas, TX @ Trees ^

3/20/17 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop #

3/21/17 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency #

3/22/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #

3/23/17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club#

3/24/17 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern #

3/25/17 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's #

3/26/17 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison #

3/28/17 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott #

3/29/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's Alright #

3/31/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #

4/1/17 - Washington DC @ DC9 #

4/4/17 - Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Music Festival

4/6/17 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge #

4/7/17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #

4/8/17 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux #

4/10/17 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #

4/11/17 - Vancouver, BC @ The Colbalt #

4/12/17 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (Back Bar) #

4/21/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

4/22/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

# with The Courtney's

^ with The Drums and No Joy


Xiu Xiu Shares Video For “Jenny GoGo," Touring North America This Spring & Playing Big Ears Festival In March; FORGET Out Feb. 24th

Xiu Xiu will be touring North America this spring, including two performances at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville. In addition to a set of their own music, Xiu Xiu will be performing a special set where they play the music of Twin Peaks (which was released last year on Polyvinyl). The tour kicks off in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles for a record release celebration March 16th.

Xiu Xiu Tour Dates

Mar. 16th – Los Angeles, CA – Union

Mar. 17th – Escondido, CA – A Ship in The Woods

Mar. 19th – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

Mar. 21st – Seattle, WA – Kremwork

Mar. 22nd – Portland, OR – Holocene

Mar 23rd – 26th – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival

Mar. 30th – Detroit, MI – El Club

Mar. 31st – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle

Apr. 1st – Jacksonville, FL – The Sleeping Giant Film Festival

Apr. 6th – Brooklyn, NY – Villain

Apr. 7th – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle

Apr. 8th – Harrisburg, PA – Cathedral Room at Der Maennerchor

Apr. 9th – Baltimore, MD – The Wind-Up Space

Apr. 11th – Jersey City, NJ – Monty Hall

Apr.12th – New Haven, CT – Bar

Apr. 13th – Providence, RI – Colombus Theatre

Apr. 14th – Portsmouth, NH – 3SArtspace

Apr. 15th – Boston, MA – The Hardcore Stadium (Cambridge Elks Lodge)

Art-pop provocateurs Xiu Xiu have shared a new animated video for “Jenny GoGo,” a new song from the band’s upcoming 11th collection of original music, FORGET. Evoking Throbbing Gristle circa 20 Jazz Funk Greats and the dark pop of classic coldwave, “Jenny GoGo” merges Dada-esque absurdity, brooding atmosphere, and infectious earworms. The video was directed by Victor Belozerov. FORGET was recently named as one of 2017’s most anticipated releases by Stereogum and Flavorwire. It is out Febuary 24th on Polyvinyl Record Company.


Jean-Michel Blais Shares Video For "il" With Fader Interview

Today, Jean-Michel Blais shares the official visuals for the single “il”, taken from his acclaimed debut album of the same name. Directed and produced by DTO Films, the video presents a series of quiet, meditative moments that become increasingly tense as they’re examined closer.

Who’s il?” became a recurrent question revealing both the listener’s curiosity and its difficulty to tolerate ambiguity. Instead of answering it, the clip rather juxtaposes many possibilities of what it could have signified, evoking to the viewer a myriad of incoherent narrations. Confronted to this Absence (of meaning) the viewer therefore struggles to reunite those scattered fragments into an impossible entity, meanwhile becoming the artist itself. So, who’s il?
— Jean-Michel Blais

Copenhagen's Communions Premiere "It's Like Air" via Stereogum

Danish four-piece Communions are gearing up to release their long-awaited debut album Blue next month, and today they share another epic track from the record. Following the previously released singles "Got To Be Free" and "Come On, I'm Waiting," today Communions release their third single "It's Like Air." Listen to the song now via Stereogum HERE.

Blue will be released on February 3rd, 2017 via Fat Possum Records. Communions are: Martin Rehof (vocal and guitar), Mads Rehof (bass), Jacob van Deurs Formann (guitar) and Frederik Lind Köppen (drums).

Tour dates:

Wed. 11th JAN – Eurosonic Festival, Groningen, NL.  

Thu. 12th JAN – Eurosonic Festival, Groningen, NL.  

Fri. 27th JAN – Skraen, Aalborg, DK.

Sat. 28th JAN – TAPE, Aarhus, DK.

Wed. 15th FEB – The Lexington, London, UK.

Sun. 26th FEB – Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan.

Fri. 17th MAR – VEGA, Copenhagen, DK.

Tues. 16th MAY – Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium


LYDIA AINSWORTH Announces Sophomore Album out 3/31 on Arbutus/Bella Union, Shares "The Road" via NPR, Plots Tour

Today Toronto-based artist, composer and producer Lydia Ainsworth announces her sublime second album, Darling of the Afterglow. The album will be released through Arbutus/Bella Union on March 31st, 2017 - pre-order vinyl, CD and digital copies HERE. The breathtaking first single, as well as its equally gorgeous music video, is also available now. Watch "The Road," directed by Lydia's sister Abby AinsworthHERE via NPR Music. Album art by Tonje Thilesen and tracklisting can be found below.

To celebrate the release of her new album, Lydia Ainsworth will embark on her first-ever headlining tour throughout North America. Get your tickets HERE now, and see below to find a show near you.

Tracklisting:

1. The Road
2. What Is It?
3. Ricochet
4. Afterglow
5. Open Doors
6. Spinning
7. Into The Blue
8. Wicked Game
9. I Can Feel It All
10. WLCM
11. Nighttime Watching

North American Tour Dates:

4/19/17 - Washington, DC @ DC 9

4/20/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's

4/22/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right

4/24/17 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott

4/25/17 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PBD

4/26/17 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison

4/28/17 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas

4/29/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry

5/2/17 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza

5/3/17 - Portland, OR @ Holocene

5/4/17 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret

5/6/17 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall

5/8/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo


Bonobo Shares New Track “No Reason” Featuring Nick Murphy; Touring North America Including Coachella; Migration Is Out Friday on Ninja Tune

After two recent singles showcasing the dynamic range of Migration, his best album to date, Bonobo returns with a song that perhaps exemplifies the record. “No Reason,” which premiered this morning via NPR, features the vocals of Bonobo’s long time friend, and now collaborator, Nick Murphy (formerly Chet Faker.) “No Reason” is dance music at its deepest, a beautiful house song with fragile melodies underpinned by a tough-edged groove and razor-sharp arpeggio. The song came about when Simon Green (AKA Bonobo) and Nick were discussing a shared love of disco. Green played the instrumental of “No Reason”, and Nick instantly fell in love with it. After laying down demo vocals in that first session, the pair recorded the final version in NYC, Green’s former home, and Nick’s current one.

Bonobo Tour Dates
Apr 14 – Indio, CA – Coachella Festival
Apr 21 – Indio, CA – Coachella Festival
Apr 24 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Apr 25 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Apr 26 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Apr 28 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Apr 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
May 1 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
May 2 - Richmond, VA - The National
May 3 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
May 5-7 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Beats Festival
May 11 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
May 12 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks
May 13 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
May 15 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
May 16 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
May 18 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
May 20 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
May 24 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
May 25 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

Bonobo – Migration

(January 13th – Ninja Tune)

 

1.    Migration

2.    Break Apart (feat. Rhye)

3.    Outlier

4.    Grains

5.    Second Sun

6.    Surface (feat. Nicole Miglis)

7.    Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa)

8.    Kerala

9.    Ontario

10. No Reason (feat. Nick Murphy)

11. 7th Sevens

12. Figures


New Music Video From Italian Composer Luca D'Alberto - New Album Out Spring 2017 on 7K!

It’s as if Luca’s music finds its way inside of you, latching on to old memories, feeling out very personal reflections. The video you see is made to play with that. An ambiguous set of hyper sensual scenes where meaning is interpreted and internalized differently inside each viewer. Much like the music, the video is a gentle invitation for the viewer to find their own story, like a perfume advert, but for the sense of touch. ‘Wait For Me’ is an invitation to think and feel.
— directors Harrier + Zinnerwell

BLANCK MASS Announces New Album World Eater; Shares New Track “Please

Being surrounded by so much hate in the world right now throws a whole new light on the importance of love. I have never set out to make a protest record. I’ve never set out to make any kind of record really, but during the creative process for this and any of my past releases I start to form a bond with the project as we grow together. Fear and hope are both parts of our human make up, but it’s the way that we act upon these feelings that is of concern to me - to understand the beast or to become the beast.
— Benjamin John Power (Blanck Mass)

In World Eater, Benjamin John Power -- one half of Fuck Buttons through his third album as Blanck Mass -- has made a reactionary and representative record of a previous year teeming with anger, violence, confusion and frustration. If a beast has been awoken from this then it is wild and untamed, chewing and gnawing at civilization, compassion and progression.

PREORDER via BANDCAMP HERE

PREORDER via iTunes HERE

Blanck Mass -- World Eater
[March 3, 2017 -- Sacred Bones]

Tracklist:
1. John Doe's Carnival of Error
2. Rhesus Negative
3. Please
4. The Rat
5. Silent Treatment
6. Minnesota / Eas Fors / Naked
7. Hive Mind


Mind Over Mirrors Shares Synth Led Mini-Epic "Glossolaliac" Feat. Members of Circuit des Yeux & Eleventh Dream Day - Album Out 2/17 On Paradise of Bachelors

Mind Over Mirrors has shared the rolling and hypnotic song “Glossolaliac” this morning via FACT Magazine, who said it, “bring(s) to mind the orbital beauty of Steve Reich while achieving an analog warmth all its own.” Fennelly says the song’s evocative title “Glossolaliac” refers to “one who is intoxicated through a fluid speaking of syllabic, wordless rhythms,” particularly in the context of ecstatic worship. It is taken from Undying Color, out February 17th on Paradise of Bachelors.


Meatbodies Announce New Album ALICE out 2/10, Share New Track "Creature Feature"

Los Angeles-based weirdo band Meatbodies return with the announcement of their sophomore LP, ALICE, an 11-track concept album covering war, sex, politics, and religion. Set for release on February 10, 2017 via In The Red Records. Today, the band share new track “Creature Feature”. The "hard-hitting, glammed-up" single, Stereogum notes, is "an excellent reminder that Bolan and Bowie’s influence lingers long after their departure from this plane — and that Meatbodies remain one of the best units digging for gold amongst the relics of rock history."

Meatbodies - ALICE
[February 10, 2016 - In The Red]

Tracklist:
1. The Burning Fields
2. Kings
3. Alice
4. Creature Feature
5. Disciples
6. Scavenger
7. Touchless
8. Count Your Fears
9. Haunted History
10. Gyre
11. Fools Fold Their Hands


MOURN Release Video for “Irrational Friend” via Rookie; Sophomore LP Ha Ha He. Out Now On Captured Tracks

At the start of this year, Catalan foursome MOURN released their Sophomore LP Ha Ha He., the follow up to 2015’s standout self-titled debut. Today, to close out their year, they share the video for album track “Irrational Friend.” The Roger Guàrdia-directed video was originally premiered on Rookie, who say it’s “a sleek accompaniment to the chaotic track.” 

MOURN have a string on Spanish tour dates in January. Stay tuned for North American dates in the new year.

Tour Dates:

01/12 - Madrid, Spain - Sala El Sol

01/13 - Bilbao, Spain - Kafe Antzokia *

01/14 - Zaragoza, Spain - Las Armas

01/18 - San Sebastian, Spain - Kutxa Kultur Kluba

01/ 24 - Valencia, Spain - Sala Wah Wah

01/25 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Bikini


Sharon Jones Memorials Announced for NYC & Augusta This Month

Sharon Jones passed away November 18, 2016 at the age of 60 after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. Details on two public memorials for the dynamic front woman of the Grammy-nominated funk and soul band Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have been announced for each of her hometowns—Brooklyn, NY and Augusta, GA. 

Brooklyn, NY - December 14, 2016 at 6pm

Brown Memorial Baptist Church

484 Washington Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11238

Augusta, GA - December 17, 2016 at 1pm

Imperial Theater

749 Broad St

Augusta, GA 30901

Jones’ family, friends and fans are invited to come together to celebrate the singer’s life and endless spirit. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sharon’s honor to the following organizations: The Lustgarten Foundation, James Brown Family Foundation & Little Kids Rock.


Bernice Shares Animated “St Lucia” Video; 2017 UK Tour Supporting Martha Wainwright


Today, Bernice share the video for “St Lucia” - the band's first single for Arts & Crafts. Premiering today via Pigeons and Planes, they note Bernice “pairs soulful vocal melodies with playful sonic explorations.” Bernice vocalist/songwriter Robin Dann tells the site that artist Sonia Beckwith-Cole, who directed the “St Lucia” video, was the clear choice -- “Her animation felt completely right to me, and I knew she would make something so beautiful for the song's world.

Bernice Tour Dates:

12-16 Toronto, ON - The Costume House (Red Bull Sound Select)^

01-17 Dublin, IR - Vicar Street*

01-19 Belfast, UK - The Redeemer Church*

01-21 Gateshead, UK - The Sage*

01-23 Brighton, UK - Komedia*

01-24 Bury St Edmunds, UK - The Apex*

01-25 Bristol, UK - St. George’s Hall*

01-26 Cardiff, UK - Cardiff Tramshed*

01-27 Leeds, UK - City Varieties*

01-28 Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz*

01-30 Birmingham, UK - Town Hall*

01-31 Ashford, UK - Revelation*

02-01 Salisbury, UK - Salisbury City Hall*

 

^ w/ Jaunt

* w/ Martha Wainwright


Sad13 (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz) Shares "Get A Yes" Video via Pitchfork; Slugger out now via Carpark Records

Today she shares the music video for her consent-is-sexy anthem "Get A Yes." Inspired by '90s-style group dance videos and late-night TV infomercials, Sad13 + co. prepare you for a night on the town with a step-by-step guide to consent. Watch it now via Pitchfork HERE.

I wanted to make a tribute to ‘90s-style group dance videos, and my childhood friend Patsy Gay, who spends her days as a dance archivist, put together a sample reel of choreography using moves from Spice Girls, Aaliyah, Salt-N-Pepa, Janet Jackson, and Jordan Knight vids...plus Stephanie Tanner and Urkel. Isabel Farrington, who directed the video, styled it as a late-night TV infomercial about teaching the dos and don’ts of getting consent to dance with your partner. We filled the video with tons of our friends and shot it over a couple days at Silent Barn.
— Dupuis on the making of "Get A Yes"

Bonobo Shares "Break Apart" Featuring Rhye; New Album Migration Out 1/13 On Ninja Tune

Simon Green aka Bonobo presents “Break Apart” featuring Rhye, the second track taken from his sixth album, “Migration”. The track premiered this morning on Vogue.com along with an interview with Green, and was also added as the lead song on Spotify’s New Indie Mix. Vogue describes the album as “as broad-stroked and genre-defiant as ever.”

Pre-order Migration: https://bonobo.lnk.to/migration

Bonobo will be touring North America in support of Migration with his band on the following dates. 

Bonobo Tour Dates

Apr 24 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Apr 25 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Apr 26 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Apr 28 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Apr 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
May 1 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
May 2 - Richmond, VA - The National
May 3 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
May 11 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
May 12 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks
May 13 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
May 15 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
May 16 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
May 18 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
May 20 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
May 24 + 25 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom


Thundercat Announces 2017 Headline Tour; Featured on Diggin' In The Carts (RBMA Radio) This Week

Thundercat will embark on an extensive live tour through the US and Europe in 2017, kicking off with two nights at The Independent in San Francisco. It marks the first headline North American tour for the virtuosic bassist / singer-songwriter since the fall of 2015, He will be joined on stage by longtime bandmates Dennis Hamm (keys) and Justin Brown (drums) for the tour.  Tickets for all North American shows go on sale this Friday, December 9 at 10am local time. For ticket links and more on the tour, visit http://brainfeeder.net/thundercat

Thundercat will also appear this Thursday on Diggin’ In The Carts—the RBMA Radio series exploring video game music. The bassist extraordinaire and his beloved cat Tron will select and discuss some of his favorite video game soundtracks. Tune in December 8 at 7pm EST at http://win.gs/DITCS1E7

 

THUNDERCAT 2017 TOUR DATES

2.13 The Independent - San Francisco, CA

2.14 The Independent - San Francisco, CA

2.16 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR

2.17 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC

2.18 Wild Buffalo - Bellingham, WA

2.19 Barboza - Seattle, WA

2.21 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT

2.22 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO

2.24 Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN

2.25 Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL

2.26 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI

2.28 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON

3.01 SAT - Montreal, QC

3.02 Paradise - Boston, MA

3.03 Irving Plaza - New York, NY

3.04 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA

3.05 U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC

3.08 Terminal West - Atlanta, GA

3.10 Buku Music + Art Project - New Orleans, LA

3.11 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX

3.12 Trees - Dallas, TX

3.16 Barby Club - Tel Aviv, Israel

3.17 Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey

3.18 Niebo Club – Warsaw, Poland

3.19 Yaam – Berlin, Germany

3.20 Mojo – Hamburg, Germany

3.21 CBE – Cologne, Germany

3.22 Thekla – Bristol, UK

3.23 Gorilla – Manchester, UK

3.24 Invisible Wind Factory – Liverpool, UK

3.27 Vicar Street – Dublin, Rep. Of Ireland

3.28 Heaven – London, UK

3.29 La Cartonnerie – Reims, France

3.30 Trabendo – Paris, France

4.01 Fri-son – Fribourg, Switzerland

4.02 Theater Moods – Zurich, Switzerland

4.03 Atelier Babylon – Bratislava, Slovakia

4.04 Porgy & Bess – Vienna, Austria

4.05 Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, Czech Republic

4.07 Motel Mozaique Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands

4.08 Transition Festival – Utrecht, Netherlands

4.09 BRDCST Festival – Brussels, Belgium


Katie Gately Shares New Video for “Lift”; Debut Album Color Out Now on Tri Angle

On October 14th, LA-based electronic artist, Katie Gately, released her debut album Color via Tri Angle – today she shares the hypnotic video for album track “Lift.” The video is a collaboration between Chicago-based animator Louis Morton and LA-based animation director Simon Wilches-Castro.


Hodgy Shares New Track ft. Busta Rhymes, Debut Solo LP Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSidE out 12/9 via Columbia

Odd Future founding member Hodgy returns with new single "Final Hour" - his second offering from his forthcoming debut solo album Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide.

"Final Hour" features a guest appearance from Busta Rhymes and is produced by 88-Keys. Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide is out next Friday, December 9 via Columbia. For single art and album art (designed by Hodgy), tracklist, and more information, see below.

Hodgy has also announced a record release show on December 10th at The Echo in Los Angeles. For tickets, click HERE.

Pre-order Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide via iTunes HERE and receive instant downloads of "Barbell" and "Final Hour".

I am a wizard, an illusionist. I am a dreamer in a dream without a society. I am Hodgy.
— Hodgy

Sharon Jones Passes After Heroic Cancer Battle

SHARON LAFAYE JONES

May 4, 1956 - November 18, 2016

We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by herloved ones, including the Dap-Kings. 

Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:

The Lustgarten Foundation

James Brown Family Foundation

Little Kids Rock

Additional memorial details will follow soon.


Mozart’s Sister Announces New Album Field of Love Out February 17th; Watch the New Video for “Angel;" Announces Tour Dates With DIANA

Montreal-based musician and producer Caila Thompson-Hannant aka Mozart’s Sister has announced the release of her sophomore album Field of Love.  Her new record is the follow up to her 2014 critically acclaimed debut BeingField of Love will be released February 17th on Arbutus Records.  Mozart’s Sister delights in making glittery, celebratory pop with underlying vulnerability and emotion.  Watch the video new music video for “Angel” via THE FADER

Field of Love Tracklisting

1. Eternally Girl

2. Plastic Memories

3. Moment 2 Moment

4. Angel

5. Bump

6. Who Are You

7. My Heart Is Wild

8. Baroque Baby

Field of Love can be pre-ordered HERE

Mozart’s Sister will hit the road with DIANA in November and December including shows in Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York and Boston. Complete tour dates are as follows: 

11/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle - TICKETS *

12/1   Washington, DC @ DC9 - TICKETS *

12/2   New York, NY @ Rough Trade - TICKETS *

12/3   Boston, MA @ Great Scott - TICKETS *

12/8   Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall - TICKETS *

12/9   Ottawa, ON @ House of Targ - TICKETS *

12/10 Montreal, ON @ Bar Le Ritz - TICKETS *

* with DIANA


ATO Records To Release Nick Hakim's Debut Album; Read "Gen F" Profile via 'The FADER'

His debut full-length album follows Hakim’s critically praised Where Will We Go Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 EPs, released on his own Earseed Records imprint in 2014. The collection of intimate, lo-fi soul songs was called “lovingly dreamy and hopelessly bleary at once” by NPR Music. The long out-of-print 12” will be reissued on milky white vinyl with all new interior art by ATO Records, and is now available for pre-order for delivery by March 2017: http://smarturl.it/wherewillwego.

...a singer who composes achingly beautiful soul music that almost always reaches you somewhere deep in your bones.
— The FADER

NICK HAKIM 2017 TOUR DATES

Jan 26 Philadelphia, PA - Milk Boy

Jan 27 New York, NY - Blue Note

Jan 28 Washington, DC - Songbyrd

Feb 13 London, UK - The Lexington

Feb 23 Philadelphia, PA - Milk Boy

Feb 24 New York, NY - Blue Note

Feb 25 Washington, DC – Songbyrd


Julia Holter Scores Upcoming Miles Teller film Bleed For This; Soundtrack Out Nov 18 on Milan Records

Julia Holter has shared “Vinny’s Triumph,” from her score to the upcoming Ben Younger-directed film Bleed For This. The LA Times premiered the track, saying Holter, “packs a lot of information into tiny spaces. The grandest of them is the film’s coda. Called “Vinny’s Triumph,” the track blends synths, strings and, to close, a grand saxophone solo.” Holter’s score appears on the Bleed For This Soundtrack, being released by Milan Records digitally on November 18th, and physically on November 25th.

TRACKLIST:

1. Willis Earl Beal - “Too Dry To Cry”

2. Audio Two - “Top Billin”

3. Julia Holter - “Splitting 10’s”

4. Julia Holter - “A Small Fantasy”

5. George Michael - “Monkey”

6. Billy Squier - “Emotions in Motion”

7. Bad Company - “Rock Steady”

8. Julia Holter - “Maxim’s I”

9. Julia Holter - “Home Movies”

10. Willis Earl Beal - “Disintegrating”

11. Julia Holter - “Fighting Dele”

12. Julia Holter - “ Vinny Vs. Them”

13. Julia Holter - “Not Gonna Fight Again”

14. Willis Earl Beal - “Burning Bridges”

15. Julia Holter - “Fighting Duran”

16. Julia Holter - “Show Me How You Fight”

17. Julia Holter - “Final Round”

18. Julia Holter - “Vinny’s Triumph”


Xiu Xiu Announces Spring North American Tour; New Album FORGET Out Feb. 24th on Polyvinyl

Experimental pop auteurs Xiu Xiu recently announced the release of FORGET, the group’s 11th album of original songs, coming out February 24th on Polyvinyl Record Company. Xiu Xiu has now shared extensive North American tour dates following the release of the album. Xiu Xiu’s live performances are cathartic and revelatory, and not to be missed. The tour includes a stop at the acclaimed Big Ears Festival. 

Xiu Xiu Tour Dates

Dec. 3rd – Rio de Janeiro – Novas Frequências Festival

Mar. 16th – Los Angeles, CA – Union

Mar. 17th – Escondido, CA – A Ship in The Woods

Mar. 19th – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

Mar. 21st – Seattle, WA – Kremwork

Mar. 22nd – Portland, OR – Holocene

Mar 23rd – 26th – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival

Mar. 30th – Detroit, MI – El Club

Mar. 31st – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle

Apr. 1st – Jacksonville, FL – The Sleeping Giant Film Festival

Apr. 6th – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar

Apr. 7th – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle

Apr. 8th – Harrisburg, PA – Cathedral Room at Der Maennerchor

Apr. 9th – Baltimore, MD – The Wind-Up Space

Apr. 11th – Jersey City, NJ – Monty Hall

Apr.12th – New Haven, CT – Bar

Apr. 13th – Providence, RI – Colombus Theatre

Apr. 14th – Portsmouth, NH – 3SArtspace

Apr. 15th – Boston, MA – Cambridge Elks Lodge / Hardcore Stadium


Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Announce New Album Backlash out Feb. 10; North American Tour Announced

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Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears has reclaimed their original moniker and announced their fourth full-length album Backlash, out February 10, 2017 on INgrooves. Hear the fed-up and fired-up first single “PTP” and watch the album teaser below. Known for their can’t-miss, full-throttle live show, they have also announced a 2017 North American headline tour, the band’s first comprehensive run since 2013. Pre-order Backlash here, and see full tour dates below.

Tracklist: 

1. Flash Eyed

2. Sexual Tension

3. Global

4. Nature’s Natural

5. Lips of a Loser

6. PTP

7. Freakin’ Out

8. Shadow People

9. Wasted

10. Prison 

11. Maroon

TOUR DATES

02/14 Lafayette, LA - Blue Moon Saloon

02/15 Mobile, AL - The Merry Widow

02/16 Atlanta, GA - The Earl

02/17 Charleston, SC - Charleston Pourhouse

02/18 Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre

02/20 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter

02/21 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

02/22 New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

02/23 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

02/24 Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs

02/25 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Lounge

02/27 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa

02/28 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

03/02 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

03/03 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall

03/04 Chicago, IL - Metro

03/06 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

03/07 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room

03/08 Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads Saloon

03/29 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad

03/30 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

04/01 San Diego, CA - Casbah

04/02 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

04/04 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

04/06 Seattle, WA - Neumos

04/07 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club

04/08 Bellingham, WA - The Wild Buffalo

04/09 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

04/11 Boise, ID - Neurolux

04/12 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

04/13 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre

04/14 Taos, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing Company

04/15 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace


HODGY Announces Debut Solo Album, Shares Video for New Single "Barbell", Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide out 12/9 via Columbia

Odd Future founding member and MellowHype rapper Hodgy has announced his debut solo album, Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide, along with the video for Jonti-produced new single“Barbell”. Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide will be released on December 9th via Columbia. Album art (designed by Hodgy), tracklist, and more information below.

The 13-track LP features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes and Salomon Faye as well as production from BadBadNotGood, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Knxwledge, 88-Keys Nottz, Rahki, Jonti and more, a diverse array of artists to help bring life to tracks like the Rahki-helmed “Resurrection,” where Hodgy converses with God, and “Laguna,” which sees him expressing his passage way through in life.

Trade the past for a never ending story.
Trade the end for a new beginning.
Trade hatred for a better understanding.
Trade slavery for freedom.
Trade anger for artistic expression.
Trade like for eternal love.
8.
— HODGY

Hodgy - Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide
December 9, 2016 - Columbia

Tracklist:
1. Nitro
2. Kundalini (feat. Salomon Faye)
3. Barbell
4. Resurrection
5. They Want
6. Final Hour (feat. Busta Rhymes)
7. Glory
8. Laguna
9. Turkuoise
10. Tape Beat (feat. Lil Wayne)
11. Dreaminofthinkin
12. The Now
13. DYSLM


serpentwithfeet Shares Video for "four ethers", Headlining Baby's All Right December 1st

serpentwithfeet and Tri Angle records are pleased to share “four ethers”, the first video from serpent’s highly acclaimed EP blisters. The video was directed by Timothy Saccenti and Alvin Cruz. who under the name CRUDO, join forces as visually fueled story tellers.

Finding a parallel between the futurist-romantic soul of serpentwithfeet’s music and the Japanese dance form of Butoh [sometimes called the “dance of utter darkness”], CRUDO created a visually echo of the void like production of “four ethers” with an abstract journey of movement.  The meaning of the song, and video, is open to interpretation. Their alchemical approach combined analog in-camera visual effects mixed with state of the art digital production to reflect the tension and depth of the song. To ground and transform the piece they incorporated contemporary motifs such as hardcore moshing, twisting them into a symbolic glyph.


Sam O.B. (fka Obey City) Shares New Single, Debuting Live Show This Saturday

Sam O.B. will debut his live show at Brooklyn’s Trans-Pecos. Tickets are available here.

I started writing ‘Common Ground’ last summer at the keys, which is where the majority of my music is composed. While I initially wrote the song about a single encounter, I realize the lyrics have taken on new meaning in these times. We are all full of fire and energy. We’re scared and we’re angry but ultimately we just want to be safe. Allowing new interactions is essential in understanding one another and achieving harmony. ‘Common Ground’ is about ignoring all doubts, fears and biases and just approaching one another with openness and love.
— Sam Obey on "Common Ground"

“Sam O.B. is a truer reflection of myself musically and artistically than ever before,” says New York producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist Sam Obey (fka Obey City) who releases his debut single “Common Ground” as the new, fully fledged artist project and band frontman, Sam O.B. 

The cofounder of beloved Brooklyn label Astro Nautico and acclaimed producer renowned for his collaborations with a long list of New York musical talent (from Kelela to Flatbush Zombies, Zebra Katz to Olga Bell) steps into the limelight with “Common Ground” - overturning preconceptions with an altogether new, soaring vibe and further explorations into songwriting. 


MINOR VICTORIES - Slowdive/Mogwai/Editors collab - Share New Orchestral Song & Video via THUMP

Orchestral Variations out on Black Friday, November 25th

Give Up The Ghost” on the full band album opens up proceedings with a massive slice of fuzz and vitriol. So I took it to pieces and kept Rach’s vocal melody, which I always thought was great, albeit buried underneath a million guitars and stupidly oversized drums. In the end I started again, with marimbas...why? Because everyone loves a marimba (if not they ought to). I guess from my part it’s a huge nod to Steve Reich, with some melodramatic strings woven in for good measure. James shot the film on a day off on tour in Berlin. It’s probably my favourite yet. Super simple but I can’t stop watching it once I start.
— Justin Lockey on "Give up the Ghost"

Minor Victories Tour Dates:
December 2 - Glasgow, Scotland - The SSE Hydro *
December 3 - Leeds, England - First Direct Arena *
December 5 - Manchester, England - Manchester Arena *
December 6 - Nottingham, England - Motorpoint Arena *
December 8 - Birmingham, England - Barclaycard Arena *
December 10 - Dublin, Ireland - 3Arena *
December 11 - Liverpool, England - The Magnet
December 12 - Newport, England - Newport Centre *
December 13 - Oxford, England - O2 Academy 2 Oxford
December 14 - Brighton, England - Brighton Centre *
December 15 - London, England - Wembly Arena *

* with Placebo


Xiu Xiu Announces New Album FORGET & Shares "Wondering" - Out 2/24 on Polyvinyl

Noise-pop provocateurs Xiu Xiu have announced their newest album, FORGET, due out February 24th on Polyvinyl. Produced by John Congleton (Blondie, Sigur Ros, and many more), FORGET is Xiu Xiu’s most direct engagement with pop music to date, drawing on classic synth pop, early rock ‘n roll, and more avant-garde forms in equal measure. Xiu Xiu has shared the lead single “Wondering,” a song buoyed by bouncing rhythms and bright synths that belie a dark undercurrent of noise that anchors the song. Hear it below. 

Pre-order FORGEThttp://smarturl.it/XiuXiu-Forget

Xiu Xiu – FORGET

(February 24th – Polyvinyl Records)

1.    The Call

2.    Queen of the Losers

3.    Wondering

4.    Get Up

5.    Hay Choco Bananas

6.    Jenny GoGo

7.    At Last, At Last

8.    Forget

9.    Petite

10. Faith, Torn Apart


COMMUNIONS Share New Song & Video via The FADER; Debut album Blue out February 3rd, 2017 via Fat Possum Records

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Danish four-piece Communions recently announced their long-awaited debut album Blue, which will be released via Fat Possum Records on February 3rd, 2017. The band has already shared the album's first single "Got To Be Free," and today Communions premiere a new track and music video for the anthemic "Come On, I'm Waiting." Listen to the song and watch the Lasse Dearman-directed music video via The Fader HERE.

UK/EU Tour Dates - tickets HERE

1/11/17 - Eurosonic Festival, Groningen, NL

1/12/17 - Eurosonic Festival, Groningen, NL

2/15/17 - The Lexington, London, UK

3/17/17 - VEGA, Copenhagen, DK


PC Music's EASYFUN shares "Monopoly (feat Noonie Bao)", PC Music Vol. 2 out ToDAY; PC Music presents POP HELL @ Heaven, London, Nov 30 + Berghain, Berlin, on December 1

PC Music Vol. 2 features some of the biggest and best pop of 2016 collated in one place, including the label’s first BBC Radio 1 A-list record in Danny L Harle’s Broken Flowers; Harle’s current single, “Super Natural”, a collaboration with multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated singer songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen; “Only You”, PC Music’s groundbreaking collaboration with Chinese megastar Chris Lee (Li Yuchun); and PC Music founder A. G. Cook’s first new release in more than a year, “Superstar”; amongst many more. The album also features new tracks from Hannah Diamond and felicita, the latter of whom officially signed to the label this year.

Buy tickets:
PC Music presents POP HELL @ Heaven

PC Music @ Berghain

www.pcmusic.info


Two new PC Music events are announced for London’s Heaven on 30 November and Berlin’s Berghain on December 1st. The events will feature performances from A. G. Cook, Danny L Harle, EASYFUN, felicita, GFOTY, Hannah Diamond, Lil Data and Spinee, and follow PC Music’s first ever showcase in Hollywood, Pop City LA, which took place in July and featured performances from across the roster as well as surprise guest appearances from Carly Rae Jepsen and Charli XCX. PC Music’s A. G. Cook and Hannah Diamond both collaborated with XCX on her Vroom Vroom EP earlier this year, and Cook was recently named XCX’s Creative Director.


Gold Panda Shares New Video, New EP Out Today On city Slang

Following the release of his third album Good Luck And Do Your Best in May, followed by a year of worldwide live shows, a surprise EP release (June’s Kingdom EP) and the release of a photography book in collaboration with London-based photographer Laura Lewis, Gold Panda ends 2016 with a new EP and a headline show at London's Oval Space on December 6th.

Your Good Times Are Just Beginning digital release & CD track list:

01 Your Good Times are Just Beginning

02 Chiba Days

03 Time Eater (Fort Romeau remix)

04 Song for a Dead Friend (Daisuke Tanabe remix)

05 Chiba Nights (John Roberts remix) (link)

06 Time Eater (Ssighborggg feat. Luna re-cover)

Your Good Times Are Just Beginning physical 12” track list:

A1 Time Eater (Fort Romeau remix)

B1 Chiba Nights (John Roberts remix) (link)

B2 Song For A Dead Friend (Daisuke Tanabe remix)

The EP, Your Good Times Are Just Beginning, comes out this Friday November 18th via City Slang and features remixes by Fort RomeauJohn Roberts & Daisuke Tanabe - more information below.

To accompany the EP announcement, Gold Panda has shared a new video for “Your Good Times Are Just Beginning,” which features on both the album and the new EP. Filmed in Norwich Arts Centre by Robbie Knox, the video was edited by and features imagery from Gold Panda’s touring visual artist Dan Tombs, who has also worked with the likes of East India Youth, Jon Hopkins and Blanck Mass and has spent the majority of this year touring with and developing the Gold Panda live show.

See Gold Panda live:

Nov 26th  – Neon Lights Festival, Singapore SI

Dec 6th  – Oval Space, London UK


Mica Levi Scores New Film JACKIE Starring Natalie Portman; JACKIE Soundtrack Out Dec. 2nd on Milan Records

Mica Levi (Micachu) has announced the release for her new score for the upcoming film JACKIE, which is directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Natalie Portman as the titular character, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The soundtrack follows Levi’s acclaimed score for Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin, and is out December 2nd on Milan Records. Pitchfork has premiered “Children” from Levi’s score to the film

The movie’s gut punch owes part of its exceptional force to Mica Levi’s emotionally charged score, its requiem-style strings heavy with sorrow, sometimes distorted to express a surreal state of warped reality (reminiscent of her fabulous work on Under the Skin).
— The Hollywood Reporter

Mica Levi – Jackie Soundtrack

(Dec. 2nd – Milan Records)

1. Intro

2. Children

3. Car

4. Tears

5. Autopsy

6. Empty White House

7. Graveyard

8. Lee Harvey Oswald

9. Walk To The Capitol

10. Vanity

11. Decision Made

12. Burial

13. The End

14. Credits


BERNICE Debut Single "St Lucia" on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Show, Sign to Arts & Crafts

Today, BERNICE released “St Lucia”, the band's first single for Arts & Crafts, premiering via Zane Lowe's Beats 1 program and The FADER. The project of Toronto-based vocalist/songwriter Robin DannBERNICE pairs the soulful vocal melodies of artists like Sade and Meshell Ndegeocello with the playful sonic explorations of Deerhoof and Dirty Projectors. More information and live dates below.

Bernice Live dates:
Nov 11 - Guelph, ON - eBar^
Nov 18 - NYC - Le Poisson Rouge*
Nov 20 - NYC - Trans Pecos (annex space)
Nov 23 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club*
Dec 5 - Toronto, ON - Burdock

* w/ Martha Wainwright
^ w/ DIANA

Bernice - “St Lucia”
November 7, 2016 - Arts & Crafts


Mind Over Mirrors Announces New Album Undying Color; Out February 17th on Paradise of Bachelors

Mind Over Mirrors, the ever-evolving enterprise of harmonium player and synthesist Jaime Fennelly, has signed to Paradise of Bachelors for his new album Undying Color. Following 2015’s The Voice Calling, an acclaimed collaborative effort with Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr, Undying Color is the first Mind Over Mirrors record to feature a full ensemble of players, including Fohr, Janet Beveridge Bean (Eleventh Dream Day), Jim Becker (Califone), and Jon Mueller (Death BluesVolcano Choir). Fennelly braids folk and formal, praise and play, invoking American vernacular musical traditions and pulsating avant-garde electronics alike. 

Earlier today NPR premiered “Restore & Slip,” a piece that exudes a meditative joyfulness, at once hypnotic and exuberant, and that features Becker’s energetic fiddle playing anchored by Mueller’s steady time-keeping. Expanding on ideas first introduced by Henry Flynt and La Monte Young, “Restore & Slip” is a remarkable fusion of rural American music, minimalism, and international folk forms. 

Mind Over Mirrors will be performing as the quartet of Fennelly, Becker, Bean, and Mueller twice in December. 

Dec. 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Acme Records

Dec. 17 – Chicago, IL - Bohemian National Cemetery w/ William Basinski, Robert Beatty (Beyond The Gate)

Mind Over Mirrors – Undying Color

(February 17th – Paradise of Bachelors)

1.    Restore & Slip

2.    Gravity Wake

3.    Glossolaliac

4.    Gray Clearer

5.    Splintering

6.    To The Edges

7.    600 Miles Around


AUSTRA Announce North American Tour w/ The Range + Release "Utopia (Ikonika Remix)"

Austra, the recording project led by Canadian vocalist and producer Katie Stelmanis, recently announced their third full length LP Future Politics, out January 20th via Domino. Today, Austra announce the first leg of North American tour dates in support of the forthcoming album. The Range will be supporting for a portion of the tour, and tickets are on-sale now. See below to find a show near you, and get your tickets HERE.

North American Tour Dates

01/24 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
01/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
01/27 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
01/28 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
01/29 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
01/31 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
02/01 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
02/02 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa *
02/03 - Dallas, TX - Trees *
02/04 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk *
02/05 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace *
02/07 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar *
02/08 - San Diego, CA - Casbah *
02/09 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre *
02/11 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine *
02/13 - Portland, OR - Holocene *
02/14 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *
02/17 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club *
02/18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
02/19 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *

* with support from The Range


Bonobo Announces New Album 'Migration' & Shares Song "Kerala" With Looping Video - Out Jan. 13th on Ninja Tune

New music from Simon Green aka Bonobo is always an event, but when it heralds the arrival of a whole new album (his first since 2013’s The North Borders), it’s really something to get excited about. The masterful, magisterial Migrationis Green’s sixth album and it’s a record which cements his place in the very highest echelons of electronic music and beyond. 

Lead track ‘Kerala’ was the first track Green recorded for the new record, putting together a rough version of it on the tour bus while DJing across the States in 2014. It’s both a classic piece of Bonobo music and a development, all arpeggiated, twisted, layered strings and shuffling dancefloor rhythm. The music gradually builds until his introduction of a sample from RnB singer Brandy, itself cut up and dealt with as a further texture, with the whole sitting in a sweet spot of uplifting euphoria that he’s so adept at finding. The hypnotic video (also released today), has been directed by Bison (Jon Hopkins/London Grammar/ Rosie Lowe). It compliments the shuffling arpeggios and beats perfectly by creating staggered loop effects where the lead Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace/Inside No. 9) battles through a mysterious, distorted reality with a meteor flying overhead. It was premiered this morning by Pitchfork.

Bonobo – Migration

(January 13th – Ninja Tune)

1.    Migration

2.    Break Apart (feat. Rhye)

3.    Outlier

4.    Grains

5.    Second Sun

6.    Surface (feat. Nicole Miglis)

7.    Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa)

8.    Kerala

9.    Ontario

10. No Reason (feat. Nick Murphy)

11. 7th Sevens

12. Figures

Bonobo Tour Dates

Apr 24 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Apr 25 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Apr 26 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Apr 28 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Apr 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
May 1 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
May 2 - Richmond, VA - The National
May 3 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
May 11 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
May 12 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks
May 13 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
May 15 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
May 16 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
May 18 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
May 20 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
May 21 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
May 25 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom


SAD13 (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz) Streams Debut Album via NPR First Listen

Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz will release Slugger, her highly anticipated debut solo album as Sad13, on November 11th via Carpark Records. Starting today, you can stream Slugger early via NPR First Listen - listen to Sad13's brilliant, empowering and insanely fun debut HERE.

I wanted to make songs that were the opposite of ‘Genie in A Bottle’ or ‘The Boy Is Mine.’ Songs that put affirmative consent at the heart of the subject matter and emphasize friendship among women and try to deescalate the toxic jealousy and ownership that are often centered in romantic pop songs.
— Sadie Dupuis on Slugger

Tour Dates

11/05/16 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (Hassle Fest 8)

11/13/16 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha

11/14/16 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

11/16/16 - Northampton, MA @ 13 Queen

11/17/16 - Hamden, CT @ The Space

11/18/16 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

11/19/16 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall

11/21/16 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's

11/22/16 - Detroit, MI @ El Club

11/23/16 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

11/25/16 - Omaha, NE @ Milk Run

11/26/16 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

11/27/16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

11/28/16 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux

11/29/16 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project

11/30/16 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar

12/02/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern

12/03/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg

12/06/16 - Dallas, TX @ Double Wide

12/07/16 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk

12/09/16 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

12/10/16 - Durham, NC @ Pinkhook

12/11/16 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

12/12/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits

12/13/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right

12/14/16 - Boston, MA @ Middle East


NICK MURPHY (fka CHET FAKER) || Hear First Track from New Album; Sold Out Shows in NYC, LA, More

Nick Murphy just premiered the first single from his forthcoming album, and the second track released after loosing his “Chet Faker” moniker. "Stop Me (Stop You)" is an 8-minute anthem that sees the musician continue his musical evolution. Murphy notes, “Stop Me (Stop You) is essentially two inseparable songs. Ying and yang of past and present.” The track was co-produced by Dave Harrington and premiered today. Stream it now and look for it via all digital retailers. 

NICK MURPHY (CHET FAKER) TOUR DATES

Nov 09 London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton (w. Cleopold) – SOLD OUT

Nov 26 New York, NY - Flash Factory**

Nov 28 New York, NY - Webster Hall (w. Okay Kaya, Octo Octa) – SOLD OUT

Nov 30 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel @ Red Bull Sound Select - 30 Days in LA (w. River Tiber, Ayo Olatunji) – SOLD OUT

Dec 01 Los Angeles, CA - Sound Nightclub**

Dec 03 Miami, FL - Magic City Warehouse @ Art Basel (w. Mount Kimbie)

Dec 17 Houston, TX - Day For Night Music & Arts Festival (w. Aphex Twin, Odesza, Travis Scott)

Jan 21 Singapore - The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay+

Jan 26 Brisbane, AU - Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills+

Jan 28 Melbourne, AU - Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) And The River’s Edge+

Jan 30 Auckland, NZ - Albert Park Precinct+

Feb 03 Adelaide, AU - Hart's Mill, Port Adelaide+

Feb 04 Sydney, AU - Sydney College Of The Arts (SCA), Rozelle+

Feb 05 Fremantle, AU - Esplanade Reserve And West End+

May 12 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w. Bonobo)

 ** DJ Set w. Marcus Marr, Dave Harrington

+ Laneway Festival 2017 Dates


Watch ATMOSPHERE's Powerful New Video; Hiphop Icons Announce 2017 Tour Dates

Fishing Blues is the seventh studio album from Minneapolis hiphop icons Atmosphere. Released this summer, the album has received wide praise, including from Complex who noted, “20 years in, Atmosphere is older, wiser, and still able to make relatable, insightful, and soulful music for their fans.” Today, the duo released the latest video from Fishing Blues, a powerful visual for track “Seismic Waves.”

FRESHWATER FLY FISHERMEN TOUR DATES

11.02 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection 

11.03 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre 

11.04 - Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex

11.05 - London, ON @ London Music Hall 

11.07 - Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre 

11.09 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre 

11.10 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (SOLD OUT)

11.11 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place 

11.12 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA 

11.14 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 

11.15 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall 

11.17 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues 

11.18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE 

11.19 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues 

11.21 & 11.22 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

11.23 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagle's Ballroom Club Stage

11.28 - Duluth, MN @ Clyde Iron Works

11.29 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (SOLD OUT)

12.01 - Kahului, HI @ Maui Arts & Cultural Center

12.02 & 12.03 - Honolulu, HI @ Republik

1.13 - Sioux Falls, SD @ The District

1.14 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House

1.15 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater

1.17 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

1.18 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

1.20 - Austin, TX @ Emo's

1.21 - Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory

1.22 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues

1.24 - New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans

1.26 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre

1.27 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

1.28 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

1.30 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm

1.31 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

2.02 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

2.03 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground - Charlotte

2.04 - Richmond, VA @ The National

2.07 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

2.08 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

2.09 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note

*all dates with Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word


Gabriella Cohen Shares "Downtown" Video, First North American Tour Kicks Off Next Week

Today Australia’s Gabriella Cohen shares her new video for her track, “Downtown”, directed by Sky Richards. The track is taken from the Melbourne-based singer, guitarist and songwriter’s excellent debut album, Full Closure and No Details, which was released October 14th via Australian record label Dot Dash and their newly formed partnership with Brooklyn-based label Captured Tracks.

Gabriella Cohen launches her very first North American tour in November. The run of dates kicks off on November 7th at The Echolplex in Los Angeles. She plays two shows in the New York City area and then will perform at the Horseshoe in Toronto. Gabriella recently added a Montreal show for November 19th at Quai Des Brumes. Complete tour dates are as follows with North American shows in bold:

11/1   London, UK @ Servant Jazz Quarters

11/2   London, UK @ Windmill

11/7   Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex (Monday Night Residency w/ Fatal Jamz)

11/10 New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge

11/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville

11/15 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe

11/19 Montreal, PQ @ Quai Des Brumes

11/23 Adelaide, Australia @ Jive (supporting Julia Jacklin) 

11/24 Melbourne, Australia @ Howler (supporting Julia Jacklin) 

11/25 Lake Mountain, Australia @ Paradise Music Festival

11/26 Queenscliff, Australia @ Queenscliff Music festival 

11/27 Queenscliff, Australia @ Queenscliff Music festival 

12/9   Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Arts Factory (supporting Julia Jacklin) 


Rainbow Arabia Announce LA Record Release Show November 17th at Non Plus Ultra (4310 Burns Ave.); L.A. Heartbreak Out November 11th on Time No Place/Kompakt

To celebrate the release of their latest album, LA Heartbreak (out Nov. 11th), LA duo Rainbow Arabia will play Non Plus Ultra on November 17th. They’ll be joined by KATIEE and Rona & Robbee. Follow updates and purchase tickets HERE.

Rainbow Arabia – L.A. Heartbreak

(Time No Place/Kompakt – November 11th, 2016)


1. Modern Contemporary

2. Followed

3. Plena

4. Top Hat

5. Acid Pool

6. I’m Over You

7. Mixolydian

8. Computerized Romance

9. Juneau


Electronic Music Icon Squarepusher Remixes Michael Gordon's Timber In New Video - Timber Remixed Is Out Now

Timber Remixed features many of contemporary electronic music’s most legendary practitioners reworking Timber, a piece scored for six 2x4s composed by Bang On A Can’s Michael Gordon. One of the most unique takes on the piece comes courtesy of Squarepusher, who constructs a bass line out of a ghost-melody emerged due to wood’s harmonic interactions, overlaying it with synthesizers and manipulated fragments of the original performance by Mantra Percussion. The video premiered this morning along with an in-depth exploration of the piece with Gordon on Noisey, and it was directed by Joseph Cashiola and David Fenster

Everyone doing these remixes is incredibly creative and, in their own right, doing really interesting work. From someone like Jóhann Jóhannsson, who is really a composer and much closer to what I’m doing, and then it spreads out from there...it’s a pretty eclectic group of people.
— Michael Gordon

HINDS Release Leave Me Alone Deluxe & Share "Holograma"

Playing at Warsaw in Brooklyn Tonight

Today, Hinds keep the party going and release the deluxe version of their debut LP. Not only featuring b-sides and rarities, Leave Me Alone Deluxe offers a unique and never-before-seen peek into the world of Hinds with cell phone demos. These demos - which were never meant to be heard by anyone but Hinds - give fans an exclusive look into the band's songwriting process as they created their critically acclaimed, perfectly imperfect debut. Leave Me Alone Deluxe is out now - get your vinyl HERE. Tracklisting and a note from Hinds are below.

first of all, you’re gonna notice this song is in spanish (OMG!)
second of all, you have to know we didn’t write it (OMFG!!!)
so with these things you would probably wonder what made us think it’s a good idea to record this song and release it??
are hinds going crazy and they don’t like their own songs already?!
NOOOOOOO! neveeerrr!!!!
the thing is this song is from Los Nastys,
the thing is that covering this song was the beginning of this band (or at least one of them, ‘cause our beginnings are v confusing), it was the first thing we played after a break of almost 2 years..

and covering songs from bands you love used to be a great tradition that people dont do that much anymore.
but the real thing is that we think Los Nastys are the best band in the world. since ever and forever.
and that all we have to say about this.
— A message from Hinds about Holograma

Tracklisting

Leave Me Alone

1. Garden

2. Fat Calmed Kiddos

3. Warts

4. Easy

5. Castigadas En El Granero

6. Solar Gap

7. Chili Town

8. Bamboo

9. San Diego

10. And I Will Send Your Flowers Back

11. I'll Be Your Man

12. Walking Home

 

Deluxe edition

1. Holograma (Los Nasty's cover)

2. When It Comes To You (Dead Ghosts cover)

3. Castigadas en el Granero (BARN)

4. Between Cans (BARN)

5. Trippy Gum

6. Davey Crockett (The Headcoats cover)

7. Whiskey (Demo)  (unreleased song 11-Jan-2014)

8. Walking Home (Demo) (16-April-2015)

9. San Diego (Demo) (6-August-2014)

10. Fat Calmed Kiddos (Demo) (24-May-2014)

11. Chili Town (Demo) (28-Feb-2015  )

12. Castigadas en el Granero (8-bit)

 

Tour Dates - (North American dates in BOLD)

10/28/2016 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw

10/29/2016 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

10/30/2016 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs

11/2/2016 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

11/4/2016 - McDade, TX @ Sound On Sound

11/11/16 - Barcelona @ Apolo

11/19/16 - Granada @ Granapop

11/20/16 - Copenhagen @ Vega

11/21/16 - Aarhus @ Voxhall

11/22/16 - Stockholm @ Debaser Medis

11/23/16 - Oslo @ Oslo Parkteatret

11/26/16 - Manchester @ Academy 2

11/27/16 - Glasgow @ Saint Luke’s

11/29/16 - Dublin @ Academy

12/1/16 - Bristol @ Trinity

12/2/16 - London @ The Forum

12/9/16 - Murica @ Sala REM

12/10/16 - Valencia @ La 3

12/15/16 - Malaga @ CC Ollerias

12/16/16 - Algeciras @ Farandula

12/17/16 - Sevilla @ Sala X

1/17/17 - Madrid @ La Rivera


Oneohtrix Point Never Shares "Sticky Drama (Four Tet Extended Version)" Video

“Sticky Drama (Four Tet Extended Version)” is a concept conceived by Oneohtrix Point Never and brought to life by Boiler Room, in conjunction with the Barbican and Warp Records. The film opens in the Barbican’s famous concert hall and slowly descends into the bowels of the Chamberlin, Powell and Bon designed complex. The almost hour-long remix by Four Tet provides a seamless soundtrack covering the grounds of cyclical minimalism, hypergrunge and passages of pure silence. 


Minor Victories ANNOUNCE ORCHESTRAL VARIATIONS, AN INSTRUMENTAL INTERPRETATION OF THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT

This Summer, Mogwai's Stuart BraithwaiteSlowdive's Rachel GoswellEditorsJustin Lockey and his brother James came together to release their critically acclaimed debut album as Minor Victories. Today, the band announces their utterly stunning instrumental interpretation of the self-titled record, entitled Orchestral Variations. The album will be exclusively available on clear 180 gram double vinyl in indie record stores on Black Friday, November 25th. It will be out everywhere else & digitally on January 27, 2017. Listen to the first track, an alternate take on "Cogs," HERE via Pitchfork.

I don’t really know that much about music in terms of theory, notes, scales etc. I generally just fuck about with things until it sounds right to my ear... So I guess to call this album ‘Orchestral Variations,’ it would have to be in the loosest ever sense of the term.

When we were putting together the Minor Victories album, a lot of the music came about through string arrangements, motifs, melodies, countermelodies and other such noodlings I was messing about with. This record kind of takes it back to that initial point, and re-imagines the whole record from that standpoint - the bare bones, the hint at a vocal melody, not relying on any backbeat - but stripping the songs back to the base elements and then piece-by-piece making an entirely new record. It takes the songs and elements around them and the phrases into a new place, mostly born out of hindsight and I guess a curiosity to fuck around with it all long enough until it sounded right to my ear. From all that an entirely new record was formed. It’s not a remix album, or b-sides...it’s just another way at looking/hearing things.
— Justin Lockey on the making of Orchestral Variations

Tracklisting

1. Cogs
2. Breaking My Light
3. The Thief
4. Give Up The Ghost
5. Scattered Ashes
6. Folk Arp
7. For You Always
8. A Hundred Ropes
9. Higher Hopes
10. Out To Sea

 

UK/EU Tour Dates

10/24 - Minalo, IT - Santeria Social Club
10/25 - Vienna, AT - Ottakringer Brewery
10/26 - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks
10/27 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
10/29 - Port-Jérôme-Sur-Seine, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival: Paris
10/30 - Düsseldorf, DE - Zakk
10/31 - Berlin, DE - SO36
11/01 - Dresden, DE - Beatpol
11/02 - Munich, DE - Feierwerk
11/04 - Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves
11/05 - Den Haag, Netherlands - Crossing Border Festival
11/06 - Hamburg, DE - Markthalle
11/07 - Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
12/02 - Glasgow, UK - The SSE Hydro *
12/03 - Leeds, UK - First Direct Arena *
12/05 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena *
12/06 - Nottingham, UK - Motorpoint Arena *
12/08 - Birmingham, UK - Barclaycard Arena *
10/10 - Dublin, IE - 3Arena *
12/11 - Liverpool, UK - The Magnet
12/12 - Newport, UK - Newport Centre *
12/13 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy 2 Oxford
12/14 - Brighton, UK - Brighton Centre *
12/15 - London, UK - Wembly Arena *
* supporting Placebo


Christopher Tignor Shares Full-Length Video Album For Along A Vanishing Plane; Album Out Now On Western Vinyl

Composer, violinist, and programmer Christopher Tignor has shared a full-length video album to accompany his recently released Along A Vanishing Plane. Directed by Sara Kinney and shot at Second Ward in Hudson, NY.  The beautifully shot video features Tignor performing the album in its entirety, divided into four sides corresponding to the album’s vinyl breaks with footage of Tignor in his native New York City and playing with his daughter. The video album emphasizes the ritualistic elements to Tignor’s music, which he has referred to as a secular liturgy, embracing a meditative air and even projecting the cosmic expanse onto Tignor himself.  The video album premiered this morning along with an Album of the Week review by Q2


Mount Kimbie Announce 2016 Live Dates; Tickets On Sale This Friday

Kai Campos and Dom Maker – aka Mount Kimbie - have not played in the US in nearly three years; today they’re pleased to announce their return. The UK duo return next month with two intimate shows in NYC and LA, where they’ll present new music and their new live set up. They play NYC’s National Sawdust on Nov. 29th and LA’s Masonic Lodge on Nov. 30th.

In December they’ll play Tropico Festival in Acapulco on the 2nd and Art Basil in Miami on the 3rd.

Tickets go on sale Friday October 28th via their website: http://www.mountkimbie.com/.

More dates and news to come soon.


Junior Boys Release Video for “Kiss Me All Night,” Embark on EU Tour Next Week, Kiss Me All Night EP Out Now

The unpredictable music video for Junior Boys’ title track of their recently released EP “Kiss Me All Night” takes us on a journey, inside and out of an epic make-out session. Director Sophia Peer, investigates this everyday ritual down to the taste buds. You will become very aware of your saliva as the cosmos cause remnants of past lovers to invade the couple’s ecstasy. This kiss challenges their awareness of each other and themselves, emphasizing how lust can come with some unsettling blind spots. 

Live Dates

Nov. 4 - Lisbon - Lux

Nov. 5 - Turin - Club to Club Festival

Nov. 7 -  London - Corsica Studio

Nov. 8 -  Gdansk - Stary Mane

Nov. 11 -  Bern - Dachstock

Nov. 12 - Leipzig - Audio Invasion Festival

Nov. 17 – Washington, D.C. – National Portrait Gallery

 

Buy Kiss Me All Night

https://juniorboys.bandcamp.com/album/kiss-me-all-night-ep


HOOPS SHARE FIRST-EVER MUSIC VIDEO FOR "COOL 2"

Today Bloomington, Indiana four-piece Hoops share their first-ever music video for their single "Cool 2." An infectious tune packed with lo-fi vocals and jangly guitars, "Cool 2" is from the band's debut EP released in August and the song hit #2 on Spotify's Viral Tracks chart - both globally and within the U.S. The video was directed by Anna Powell Teeter and shot by Hugh Sherman Donkin.

The Hoops EP was self-recorded, produced and mixed by Hoops, and is out now via Fat Possum Records. Buy it digitally HERE or on CD or vinyl HERE.


COMMUNIONS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM BLUE OUT FEBRUARY 3, 2017 ON FAT POSSUM RECORDS, Share new single "Got To be Free"

Copenhagen by way of Seattle four-piece Communions announce the release of their debut album. Blue will be released through Fat Possum Records on February 3rd, 2017. The first track from the forthcoming debut is "Got To Be Free," which premiered with Noisey today.

Tour Dates

Wednesday 26th October 2016 – Pitchfork Avant Garde / La Mecanique Ondulatoire, Paris

Saturday 29th October 2016 – London Calling / Paradiso, Amsterdam

Friday 24th February 2017 - VEGA, Copenhagen

Tracklisting:

1.) Come On, I'm Waiting
2.) Today
3.) Passed You By
4.) She's A Myth
5.) Midnight Child
6.) Got To Be Free
7.) Don't Hold Anything Back
8.) Take It all
9.) It's Like Air
10.) Eternity
11.) Alarm Clocks


Oneohtrix Point Never Shares video for "Animals" starring Val Kilmer

The video was shot in Los Angeles and directed and edited by Rick Alverson (Entertainment, The Comedy) with story by Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and Alverson. It stars Val Kilmer (Top Gun, Heat, Batman Forever).

The piece was premiered yesterday (Tuesday 18 October) at the opening of ‘Ecco: The Videos of Oneohtrix Point Never and Related Works’ at Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum. The exhibition runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through November 19. On November 9 at 7:30pm, Lopatin, along with Hammer Curator Aram Moshayedi, will present Visual Cues and Eccojams a discussion around the formal concerns apparent in his musical work and the visual output. More information.

It’s an unsettling portrait of age, loneliness, and Batman.
— The Fader

AUSTRA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM FUTURE POLITICS, SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SONG "UTOPIA"

Austra, the recording project led by Canadian vocalist and producer Katie Stelmanis, is pleased to announce Future Politics, the third full length in their discography. Future Politics will be out on January 20th, 2017. Accompanying today's announcement is a video for first single 'Utopia'. Directed by THAT GO (Chairlift, Lapsley, Father John Misty), the video stars Stelmanis, held hostage in an icy, modern apartment by an insidiously sinister device.

Katie came into the video project with a lot of ideas about the future. We discussed everything from food trends to Star Trek: The Next Generation. The video is more near-future than distant-future, with recognizable technology and modern protein sources.
— THAT GO on the "Utopia" video
Future Politics album art photography by Renata Raksha at Luis Barragan's Cuadra San Cristobal in La Ciudad de Mexico.  

Future Politics album art photography by Renata Raksha at Luis Barragan's Cuadra San Cristobal in La Ciudad de Mexico.

 

Future Politics tracklisting

1.     We Were Alive

2.     Future Politics

3.     Utopia

4.     I'm A Monster

5.     I Love You More Than You Love Yourself

6.     Angel In Your Eye

7.     Freepower

8.     Gaia

9.     Beyond A Mortal

10. Deep Thought

11. 43


Black Marble Shares New Video for “Woods,” On West Coast Tour Now, It’s Immaterial Out Now on Ghostly International

Somehow, as visual allegory to the spirit of the song, these people running from something, but sometimes it seems, just running because there’s nothing else to do, fits perfectly with the underlying theme of the music, the sort of tension that exists when you already know the ultimate outcome but can’t bring yourself to extricate yourself from something that has just been in place for so long. That liminal space between wanting and doing can seemingly last forever and I think this video perfectly represents Woods in that way.
— Chris Stewart (Black Marble) on the "Woods" video

Tour Dates

10/19 Oakland, CA @ The Night Light *
10/20 Sacramento, CA @ The Red Museum *
10/21 Portland, OR @ The Secret Society Ballroom +
10/22 Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria *
10/23 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
10/25 Reno, NV @ Holland Project

* w/ Ritual Howls
+ w/ Ritual Howls, Soft Kill


Sad13 RELEASES NEW SINGLE "DEVIL IN U;" Slugger out November 11th via Carpark Records


It’s about constraining your life to avoid conflict in the face of emotional abuse. You cut yourself off from your support systems and passions to prevent and assuage your partner’s irrational reactions; you force yourself to fit another person’s definition of “angelic” so as not to provoke their “devilish” side. But no devil is worth your care if they don’t love and support you for who you are. And if the “Devil In U” causes you to hurt someone you supposedly love, maybe you’re just the devil, period.
— Sad13 on "Devil In U"

Tour Dates

10/27/16 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt

10/28/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville

10/29/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilMOCA

11/05/16 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (Hassle Fest 8)

11/13/16 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha

11/14/16 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

11/16/16 - Northampton, MA @ 13 Queen

11/17/16 - Hamden, CT @ The Space

11/18/16 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

11/19/16 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall

11/21/16 - Cleveland, OH @ Malhall’s

11/22/16 - Detroit, MI @ El Club

11/23/16 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

11/25/16 - Omaha, NE @ Milk Run

11/26/16 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

11/27/16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

11/28/16 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux

11/29/16 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project

11/30/16 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar

12/02/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern

12/03/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg

12/06/16 - Dallas, TX @ Double Wide

12/07/16 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk

12/09/16 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

12/10/16 - Durham, NC @ Pinkhook

12/11/16 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

12/13/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right

12/14/16 - Boston, MA @ Middle East


PC Music Announces PC Music Vol. 2 Compilation out November 18th

PC Music Vol. 2 features some of the biggest and best pop of 2016 collated in one place, including the label’s first BBC Radio 1 A-list record in Danny L Harle’s Broken Flowers; Harle’s current single, “Super Natural”, a collaboration with multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated singer songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen; “Only You”, PC Music’s groundbreaking collaboration with Chinese megastar Chris Lee (Li Yuchun); and PC Music founder A. G. Cook’s first new release in more than a year, “Superstar”; amongst many more. The album also features new tracks from Hannah Diamond, EASYFUN and felicita, the latter of whom officially signed to the label this year.

PC Music Vol. 2 Tracklist:
1. Hannah Diamond - Fade Away
2. Danny L Harle feat. Carly Rae Jepsen - Super Natural
3. A. G. Cook - Superstar
4. EASYFUN feat. Noonie Bao - Monopoly ***
5. GFOTY - Poison
6. felicita - a new family ***
7. Hannah Diamond - Hi
8. Danny L Harle - Broken Flowers
9. Chris Lee - Only You
10. Life Sim - I.D.L

*** previously unreleased


Black Marble Streaming Album on Self-Titled; West Coast Tour Begins This Week

This Friday Chris Stewart – aka Black Marble – will release his sophomore album It’s Immaterial via Ghostly. Ahead of its release, Stewart broke down the album, track by track, for Self-Titled. Head to the site now to read up on the inspirations and themes running throughout It’s Immaterial and catch an early stream of the full album.

This is one of my favorite Black Marble songs, but then again, Woody Allen thinks his best movie is The Purple Rose of Cairo.
— Chris Stewart on It's Immaterial's final track "Collene"

October Tour Dates
10.14 San Diego, CA @ The Whistle Stop ^
10.15 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West
10.16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ~
10.17 Bakersfield, CA @ Narducci’s
10.18 Modesto, CA @ The Shire *
10.19 Oakland, CA @ The Night Light *
10.20 Sacramento, CA @ The Red Museum *
10.21 Portland, OR @ The Secret Society Ballroom +
10.22 Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria *
10.23 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *

^ w/ Chasms
~ w/ Ritual Howls, Chasms
* w/ Ritual Howls
+ w/ Ritual Howls, Soft Kill


Oneohtrix Point Never Premiering New Video Animals at The Hammer Museum UCLA, Watch Trailer BELOW

The Hammer Museum presents the exclusive worldwide preview of Animals, the most recent video by Oneohtrix Point Never—the recording alias of musician, composer, Mercury Prize nominated producer Daniel Lopatin—directed by Rick Alverson starring Val Kilmer, on Monday, October 18th as part of In Real Life, an ambitious program of daytime performances and film screenings.

This video premiere is presented on the first day of the film series Ecco: The Videos of Oneohtrix Point Never and Related Works. Organized by Hammer curator Aram Moshayedi, the series includes a selection of self-produced music videos alongside collaborations with artists Rick Alverson, John Michael Boling, Nate Boyce, Takeshi Murata, and Jon Rafman. Also in conjunction with the films series, the Hammer presents Oneohtrix Point Never: Visual Cues and Eccojams on November 9. Selected by Lopatin and Moshayedi, the screening features a slate of films that share the formal concerns apparent in the musical work and the visual output that surrounds Oneohtrix Point Never, including such pioneers from experimental film as Martin Arnold, Eve Heller, PeterKubelka, Peter Roehr, Paul Sharits, Peter Tscherkassky, Steina and Woody Vasulka.


Read David Byrne's Essay on Terry Allen's Lubbock (on everything) - Reissue Out 10/14 on Paradise of Bachelors

David Byrne, a noted fan and collaborator of artist and country musician Terry Allen, has written a new essay on his love for Terry and his album Lubbock (on everything) to accompany Paradise of Bachelors’ reissue of the 1979 classic. Today Dangerous Minds has published the essay, titled A Sleeping Bag In The West Texas Scrub, in full. In it he discusses his own connections to Terry’s hometown of Lubbock, the first time he met Terry and his wife, actor and writer Jo Harvey Allen, and digs deep into his favorite songs on the record.

Terry Allen will be playing shows in Texas this weekend and later in October, and will be celebrating the legacy of Juarez and Lubbock (on everything) in Austin at the Paramount Theater on January 14th.

Tour Dates

Oct. 7: Greenville, TX – The Texan Theater
Oct. 8: Temple, TX – Cultural Activities Center
Oct. 29: Marfa, TX – Saint George Hall
Jan. 14: Austin, TX – Paramount Theater – An evening of Juarez & Lubbock (on everything)


JAY SOM Shares First-Ever Music Video via Rookie

Jay Som - a.k.a. Bay Area-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte - will reissue Turn Into on November 18th via Polyvinyl, and today she shares her very first music video for the record's first single "Ghost." The song simultaneously haunts and hypnotizes as Duterte's voice hums a shimmering harmony punctuated by fits of fuzzed-out six-string emotion, acoustic unease, and poignant personal lyricism. Watch the video and read an interview with Jay Som via Rookie HERE.

North American Tour Dates

10/24/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *

10/25/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Ortliebs *

10/26/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right *

10/28/16 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *

10/30/16 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *

11/18/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall ^

12/03/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo %

* opening for Honeyblood

^ with Try The Pie & Madeline Kenney

% with Plush


PLAITUM debut 'MYO' Video; Phantogram Tour in November

Plaitum today premiere the stunning video for their new track MYO, lifted from their double A-side single Grace Hits and MYO, out now on Harvest (US) and Wolf Tone. The video stars the band and their friends voguing through the night in a tunnel in north London, soundtracked by MYO’s charged, dark electronic pop. Plaitum released their debut, self-titled EP last winter to critical acclaim followed by the Jagwa EP this summer. The band have been confirmed as special guests to Phantogram on their upcoming UK tour in November and will also play Kamio, London, that month as part of the launch of The Great Escape Festival’s ‘First 50’ artist announcements for next year’s event.

Plaitum Tour Dates:
11/14 Brighton, UK - Patterns (w/ Phantogram)
11/16 London, UK - Heaven (w/ Phantogram
11/17 Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute(w/ Phantogram)
11/18 Glasgow, UK - King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (w/ Phantogram)
11/22 Kamio, UK - London (Great Escape First 50 show)


Announcing Ray-Ban x Boiler Room Weekender, Nov. 4-6 in Poconos, RSVP Open Now, Initial Programming Announced w/ Virgil Abloh, Soulection, GHE20G0TH1K and more

The complete story of Boiler Room cannot be told without Ray-Ban and their on-going commitment to supporting global underground music. Ray-Ban x Boiler Room is more than a partnership, it's a true friendship. Over the past four years, the creative platform has travelled the globe, bringing the ideas and concepts of boundary-pushing artists to life.

In the spirit of friendship, Ray Ban x Boiler Room are inviting all of their best friends, artists, DJs, collectives, creatives and fans to the Ray-Ban x Boiler Room Weekender; the single biggest Boiler Room event to date. From November 4 - 6th they are taking over Split Rock resort - an iconic holiday resort in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania that will become the ultimate musical getaway with experiences developed by existing program curators and brand new partners.

Set against the backdrop of the gorgeous Pocono Mountain Range, the Ray-ban x Boiler Room Weekender utilizes each of the ground’s diverse spaces with parties and non-musical programming that will take over the resort’s expansive indoor waterpark, 150-person theater, dance studio, gaming arcade, bowling alley and indoor sports complex. From a daytime Dancehall pool-party, to a villaafterparty series, Split Rock will be transformed into a weekend playground for curators, their favorite artists and closest friends.


Peaches & Chilly Gonzales in Animated New RBMA Series 'The Junction' || Red Bull Music Academy Montreal Kicks Off Tomorrow

Red Bull Music Academy Presents New Animated Series

THE JUNCTION

Six Stories Of Musical Magnetism: How Unique Musical Collaborations Came To Be

Upcoming episodes feature

Kaytranada, River Tiber, Jessy Lanza, Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan, A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs, BadBadNotGood, Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands, Lunice, Ango and 247esp

The Junction coincides with the 18th edition of the world-traveling Red Bull Music Academy, taking place across Montreal in September and October (http://mtl.redbullmusicacademy.com). Alongside a robust program of concerts, club nights and public lectures, the series pays tribute to Canada’s strong history of innovative animation and the current explosion of talented young creators in Montreal. In making The Junction, Red Bull Music Academy partnered with Booooooom, one of Canada’s most renowned and wide-reaching online arts publications whose founder, Jeff Hamada, also serves as the creative director. Additional support comes from the National Film Board of Canada, which has been supporting local artists with a creative environment relatively free from commercial pressures since 1939.


CLEOPOLD Announces DATES WITH PETER BJORN & JOHN, FLIGHT FACILITIES, MORE FOR AUSTRALIAN SINGER/PRODUCER KICKS OFF TODAY

Cleopold heads out on a month-long North American tour today, performing with Peter Bjorn & JohnFlight Facilities and Oh Wonder on various dates including shows in Philadelphia, Washington, New York City and Los Angeles. The songwriter, producer and singer will tour in support of hisdebut EP Altitude & Oxygen, available now through Detail Records — the boutique record label owned and curated by Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) — and Downtown Records.

TOUR DATES

Sep 23 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero *

Sep 24 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre *

Sep 25 Boston, MA - Royale Boston *

Oct 01 Monterrey, MX - Live Out Festival

Oct 04 Seattle, WA - Showbox +

Oct 05 Vancouver, BC - Vogue +

Oct 11 New York, NY - Webster Hall +

Oct 14 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan +

Oct 17 Providence, RI - Fête Music Hall **

Oct 19 New York, NY - Terminal 5 **

Oct 20 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall **

Oct 21 Quebec City, QC - Salle Multi de Méduse **

Oct 22 Montreal, QC - Corona Theater **

* supporting Peter Bjorn & John

+ supporting Flight Facilities

** supporting Oh Wonder


French Producer Suerpoze Shares New Single "Azur"

Superpoze is Caen, FR-born producer and DJ Gabriel Legeleux.

Shortly after making a name for himself in his hometown’s electro/dance scene, the young artist’s career took off at lightning speed. Since its launch in 2012, his career’s CV includes: a live tour that saw him appearing at top festivals (from France’s Transmusicales to the Montreux Jazz Festival), DJ sets across Europe, two EPs released on his own Combien Mille Records label, an EP and tour with his group Kuage, a joint venture with his friend Stwo, a debut full length (Opening) and most recently an EP (Gleam/Shelter) earlier this year. Along the way, he gained the support of Giles Peterson, Bradley Zero at NTS, Lefto, Radio Nova, a wide variety of outlets in France and many others.

No sign of slowing down, Superpoze is happy to share today his latest single “Azur,” a pulsating and melodic track, that propels itself forward with hypnotic ease.

He’s also got a string of European live tour dates on the horizon, see full run below.

September 24 – Hamburg, DE - Reeperbahn Festival

September 29 – Vienna, AT - Vienna Waves

October 19 – Amsterdam, NL - ADE / Sugar Factory

November 5 – Dublin, IE - Metropolis Festival

November 18 – Montpellier, FR – Rockstore


Itasca Shares "No Consequence" - Touring With Ryley Walker This Fall - Open To Chance Out 9/30 On Paradise of Bachelors

Itasca has shared “No Consequence,” a new song from her upcoming album Open To Chance, out Sept. 30th on Paradise of Bachelors. Itasca is Los Angeles’ Kayla Cohen, who channels the fine West Coast traditions of cosmic country and acid folk, putting them in the context of the contemporary underground. “No Consequence” highlights her spacious melodies and poetic turns of phrase, bathing her voice in plaintive pedal-steel guitar. It was premiered yesterday via Noisey, along with an interview in which Cohen discusses the reality of the contemporary Laurel Canyon and her distaste for the phrase “homespun” folk.

Itasca will be headlining dates throughout the Midwest and East Coast this fall before heading off to Europe for an extensive tour with fellow traveller Ryley Walker.

Tour Dates

10/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Resident (Record Release Show)

10/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Numero Group Pop-Up Shop

10/25 – Minneapolis, MN – Coming Soon ^

10/26 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle ^10/27 - Lafayette, IN - The Spot ^

10/28 – Indianapolis, IN – State Street Pub

10/29 – Nashville, TN – The 5 Spot w/ Promised Land Sound

10/30 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight

10/31 – Durham, NC – tba

11/1 – Philadelphia, PA - tba

11/2 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool

11/3 – Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog

11/7 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord *

11/8 - Groningen, NL - Vera *

11/9 - Paris, FR - Espace B *

11/10 - Brussels, BE - AB Club *

11/11 - Bruges, BE - Cactus Club *

11/13 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt *

11/14 - Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge *

11/15 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast *

11/16 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds *

11/17 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall *

11/29 - Lausanne, CH - Le Bourg *

11/30 - Schorndorf, DE - Manufaktur *

12/1 - Erlangen, DE - E-Werk *

12/2 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain *

12/4 - Oslo, NO - John Dee *

12/5 - Stockholm, SE - Bryggarsalen *

12/6 - Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset *

12/7 - Hamburg, DE - Nochtspeicher *

^ - w/ Moon Bros

* - w/ Ryley Walker


Dirty Projectors share ‘Keep Your Name’ video

Dirty Projectors, the beloved, decade-plus-long recording pursuit of producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist David Longstreth, has today released the first new music since 2012’s Swing Lo Magellan.


Sad13 (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz) Shares "<2" + Announces U.S. Tour

Sad13 - a.k.a. Sadie Dupuis of grunge-pop band Speedy Ortiz - will release her kick-ass, empowering and insanely fun debut solo album Slugger on November 11th via Carpark Records. Following the release of "Get A Yes," a consent-is-sexy pop anthem, Sad13 shares the second single off the forthcoming album entitled "<2." The music video, which is an homage to YouTube and Instagram make-up application tutorials, was co-directed by Dupuis and Catherine Elicson and features cameos by fellow Philly musicians Shamir Bailey, Rachel Browne (Field Mouse), Amanda Bartley (All Dogs), Emily Shanahan (Empath). See below to find a note from Sad13 about the song and video, and watch "<2" via Rookie HERE.

<2” is about choosing to be glossy AND caustic. It’s about knowing
you’re smart, knowing you’re doused in glitter, and refusing to see
these two bits of self-knowledge as conflicting. My high school rival
was a bigoted Eagle Scout, furiously confounded at the reality that a
girly teen (me!) was his academic superior. Ten years later, as an
adult human who lurks around the “feminine” quadrant of the gender
map, I STILL come up against ignoramuses who conflate feminized
personal style with anti-intellectualism.

Being “in the less than two” is about finding balance between two
selves, exterior and interior. It’s about allowing those selves to
coexist in alliance but not in interdependence—and about loving
yourself in a world that doesn’t want you to. What’s less than two? A
singular person, who is by definition their own number one. Life is
booby-trapped with boring nepotists who mistakenly equate professional
competence with utterly rigid reproductions of masculinity. If you
don’t/won’t/can’t fit that role, self-obsession becomes a radically
necessary preservation tool.

The “<2” video is an homage to YouTube and Instagram MUAs, via a
series of makeup tutorials that become increasingly surreal.
Undergoing several dissimilar cosmetic transformations fit with the
song’s theme of self-determinism, while also celebrating aesthetic
mutability. Plus, we wanted to make me look like a reptilian and glue
a bagel to my head. Some of these looks adhere to conventionally
feminine beauty norms, some embrace masculinity, more often than not
they treat the face as a gender-neutral canvas, letting cosmetics be
Art-for-art’s-sake.
— A note from Sad13 about "<2"

Tour Dates

10/28/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville

10/29/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilMOCA

11/05/16 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (Hassle Fest 8)

11/12/16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ TBD

11/13/16 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha

11/14/16 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

11/16/16 - Northampton, MA @ 13 Queen

11/17/16 - Hamden, CT @ The Space

11/18/16 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

11/19/16 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall

11/21/16 - Cleveland, OH @ Malhall’s

11/22/16 - Detroit, MI @ El Club

11/23/16 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

11/25/16 - Omaha, NE @ Milk Run

11/26/16 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

11/27/16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

11/28/16 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux

11/29/16 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project

11/30/16 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar

12/02/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern

12/03/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg

12/06/16 - Dallas, TX @ Double Wide

12/07/16 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk

12/09/16 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

12/10/16 - Durham, NC @ Pinkhook

12/11/16 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

12/13/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

12/14/16 - Boston, MA @ Middle East


Watch A New Documentary on Terry Allen's Lubbock (on everything) - Reissue out Oct. 14 on Paradise of Bachelors

Paradise of Bachelors’ definitive reissue features liner notes by David Byrne, and was mastered from the original tapes in collaboration with Allen and Maines. This is the first edition of Lubbock (on everything) to correct the tape speed inconsistencies evident on all prior versions, meaning it is the first time the album will be heard as intended by the artist. The album, originally released in 1979, embodies a complex memory palace to Allen’s West Texas hometown Lubbock, and is often cited as the urtext of alt-country. 

You can stream and share the album’s opener “Amarillo Highway (For Dave Hickey),” which has been covered by Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell (among many others), below.

Paradise of Bachelors’ reissue of Lubbock (on everything) follows their acclaimed edition of Allen’s debut album Juarez, released earlier this year.

Tracklisting

Lubbock (on everything)

1. “Amarillo Highway (for Dave Hickey)” 4:00
2. “High Plains Jamboree” 3:33
3. “The Great Joe Bob (a Regional Tragedy)” 4:43
4. “The Wolfman of Del Rio” 5:39
5. “Lubbock Woman” 3:36
6. “The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma” 4:19
7. “Truckload of Art” 5:24
8. “The Collector (and the Art Mob)” 2:03
9. “Oui (a French Song)” 2:21
10. “Rendezvous USA” 2:45
11. “Cocktails for Three” 2:58
12. “The Beautiful Waitress” 5:37
13. “High Horse Momma” 3:03
14. “Blue Asian Reds (for Roadrunner)” 3:48
15. “New Delhi Freight Train” 7:28
16. “FFA” 1:12
17. “Flatland Farmer” 4:18
18. “My Amigo” 3:21
19. “The Pink and Black Song” 4:00
20. “The Thirty Years War Waltz (for Jo Harvey)” 6:33
21. “I Just Left Myself” 2:10

Purchase from the label: www.paradiseofbachelors.com/pob-27
Purchase from Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2aLpoq2
Purchase from iTunes/Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/PoB27iT
Purchase from Amazon: http://smarturl.it/PoB27Am


HINDS Announce Leave Me Alone Deluxe, Share "Bamboo" Video & Start US Tour Next Month

Over the past year, Hinds released their debut album Leave Me Alone, sold out shows throughout the US, UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, delivered their signature, no-holds-barred live show at festivals internationally, made their late-night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and more. Today, Hinds keep the party going and announce a deluxe version of their debut LP. Not only featuring b-sides and rarities, Leave Me Alone Deluxe offers a unique and never-before-seen peek into the world of Hinds with cell phone demos. These demos - which were never meant to be heard by anyone but Hinds - give fans an exclusive look into the band's songwriting process as they created their critically acclaimed, perfectly imperfect debut. Leave Me Alone Deluxe will be released on October 28th. The deluxe edition will only be available on vinyl - pre-order HERE

To celebrate the announcement of the deluxe album, today Hinds are also sharing a brand new animated video for their breakthrough single "Bamboo." Animated and directed by Laurina Paperina, the video's deceptively cute illustrations bely a hilariously dark, devious tale of rampant mischief from our four favorite Madrileñas. This video is based on the original zine that Hinds and Paperina created with Yours Truly. Get your copy of the zine HERE.

hi! we are Ade, Amber, Ana and Carlotta and this is HINDS. Our first ever album is called leave me alone but this is the deluxe edition. So you can listen to songs you might not know we had and demos recorded with a cellphone. about the demos, first of all, they are not demos. but we couldn’t find the correct way to call them. they NEVER were thought to be shown to the world. while we are writing we record ourselves with our cellphones so we can listen to it again on the bus or wherever and we think new ideas and how to make the song better. ALL OF THE DEMOS we’ve chose happened when the song was just born, so we are making up English (?) words, or hardly reading the notebook while trying to remember the chords and the structure. but mysteriously, even thou all this shit, we love them. ‘cause they take us exactly to the moment we wrote them. like a time machine. and we seriously hope this magic happens to you too and brings you to drink sangria at 1am sitting on a carpet with us.
— A message from Hinds about Leave Me Alone Deluxe

 

Tracklisting

Leave Me Alone

1. Garden

2. Fat Calmed Kiddos

3. Warts

4. Easy

5. Castigadas En El Granero

6. Solar Gap

7. Chili Town

8. Bamboo

9. San Diego

10. And I Will Send Your Flowers Back

11. I’ll Be Your Man

12. Walking Home

 

Deluxe edition

1. Holograma (Los Nasty’s cover)

2. When It Comes To You (Dead Ghosts cover)

3. Castigadas en el Granero (BARN)

4. Between Cans (BARN)

5. Trippy Gum

6. Davey Crockett (The Headcoats cover)

7. Whiskey (Demo)  (unreleased song 11-Jan-2014)

8. Walking Home (Demo) (16-April-2015)

9. San Diego (Demo) (6-August-2014)

10. Fat Calmed Kiddos (Demo) (24-May-2014)

11. Chili Town (Demo) (28-Feb-2015  )

12. Castigadas en el Granero (8-bit)

 

Tour Dates - (North American dates in BOLD)

10/15-16/2016 - San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival

10/17/2016 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones

10/19/2016 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

10/20/2016 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley bar

10/21/2016 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater

10/22/2016 - Silverado Canyon, CA @ Beach Goth Festival at Oak Canyon Park

10/24/2016 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

10/25/2016 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot

10/26/2016 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall

10/28/2016 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw

10/29/2016 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

10/30/2016 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs

11/2/2016 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

11/4/2016 - McDade, TX @ Sound On Sound

11/19/16 - Granada @ Granapop

11/20/16 - Copenhagen @ Vega

11/21/16 - Aarhus @ Voxhall

11/22/16 - Stockholm @ Debaser Medis

11/23/16 - Oslo @ Oslo Parkteatret

11/26/16 - Manchester @ Academy 2

11/27/16 - Glasgow @ Saint Luke’s

11/29/16 - Dublin @ Academy

12/1/16 - Bristol @ Trinity

12/2/16 - London @ The Forum

12/9/16 - Murica @ Sala REM

12/10/16 - Valencia @ La 3

12/15/16 - Malaga @ CC Ollerias

12/16/16 - Algeciras @ Farandula


TOKiMONSTA's 'Fovere Remixed' out Sep 30 feat. Remixes from Tensei, Exile & More

Los Angeles producer TOKiMONSTA just announced Fovere Remixed, set for release on Friday, September 30 on her own imprint Young Art Records. The set features four remixes of tracks originally found on her mini-album Fovere, released earlier this year—a set that the Los Angeles Times noted, “vibes like futuristic R&B.” The featured remixes come courtesy of Chicago production duo Tensei and LA hip hop producer Exile who each take turns with the album’s breakout track “Put It Down (feat. Anderson .Paak & KRNE)”; Montreal producer and Young Art signee CRi, who brings his cinematic production skills to “Wound Up (feat. a l l i e)”; and Mexican DJ & production duo Tom & Collins give a new take to “Giving Up (feat. Jonny Pierce).”

Fovere Remixed Track Listing

1 - Wound Up (feat. a l l i e) [CRi Remix]

2 - Put It Down (feat. Anderson .Paak & KRNE) [Tensei Remix]

3 - Giving Up (feat. Jonny Pierce) [Tom & Collins Remix]

4 - Put It Down (feat. Anderson .Paak & KRNE) [Exile Remix]

Pre-order Fovere Remixed now - http://radi.al/FOVEREremixed


Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) Announces U.S. Shows; New Track Available on Digital Services Today

Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) announced headline U.S. dates in NYC, LA & Miami this week, and released first new track under his own name, “Fear Less.”

Stream “Fear Less” now on digital platforms including Spotify & Soundcloud.

     The first headline Nick Murphy dates have also been announced and will see him perform a dynamic new show, pulling from his existing catalogue and showcasing new material. His U.S. dates include New York’s Webster Hall, Los Angeles’ The Theatre at Ace Hotel as part of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA, a show in Miami during Art Basel, and a headline performance at Houston’s Day For Night Music & Arts Festival. Tickets for all show go on sale this Tuesday, September 20 at 10am local time. Murphy also announced a headline slot at Laneway Festival 2017’s dates in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to previously announced performances at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris and London’s O2 Academy Brixton.

He returns with this fantastically textured new single...
— NPR Music, All Songs Considered

NICK MURPHY (CHET FAKER) TOUR DATES

Oct 27 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris @ Grande Halle de La Villette

Nov 09 London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton (w. Cleopold)

Nov 28 New York, NY - Webster Hall

Nov 30 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel @ Red Bull Sound Select - 30 Days in LA (w. River Tibur)

Dec 03 Miami, FL - Magic City Warehouse @ Art Basel (w. Mount Kimbie)

Dec 17-18 Houston, TX - Day For Night Music & Arts Festival

Jan 21 Singapore - The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay+

Jan 26 Brisbane, AU - Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills+

Jan 28 Melbourne, AU - Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) And The River’s Edge+

Jan 30 Auckland, NZ - Albert Park Precinct+

Feb 03 Adelaide, AU - Hart's Mill, Port Adelaide+

Feb 04 Sydney, AU - Sydney College Of The Arts (SCA), Rozelle+

Feb 05 Fremantle, AU - Esplanade Reserve And West End+

+ Laneway Festival 2017 Dates


Lower Dens Share New Song "Real Thing", Watch Video Now, On Tour with Explosions in The Sky Now

Baltimore-based Lower Dens return after 2015’s Escape from Evil, with brand new single 'Real Thing'. The song, written by Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter and fellow musicians Arthur Bates and Ariel Rechtshaid, was produced by Jana Hunter and mixed by Henrik Iivari with additional production from Rechtshaid.

The accompanying music video, which finds Hunter alone in the spotlight, is directed by SSION’s Cody Critcheloe, who previously collaborated on Escape from Evil’s 'To Die in L.A.' music video.

Watch the SSION-directed 'Real Thing' music video HERE.

Initially, I wrote ‘Real Thing’ with my friend, musician Arthur Bates. Arthur and I have had a very long, intense, chaotic and very close friendship. He’s also been a major influence on me personally and artistically. I love him. When we’re together, the air is full of intense melancholy, reckless abandon, and a very goofy kind of dark humor. Somehow in our years of knowing each other we’d never written a real song together. We got together specifically for that purpose, in Houston, the town where we met, and wrote this song in about an hour. The lyrics were inspired by an advice column in an old copy of Oui magazine I found in Arthur’s apartment. The woman writing in to the column seemed genuinely torn between her love for her husband and her desire to fuck around. I find that kind of selfishness entirely relatable, the kind of thing all of us know about ourselves and find nearly impossible to admit. Those kinds of simultaneously internal and yet universal struggles bring me to tears. What if we could all acknowledge just those kinds of flaws, accept them, resolve not to judge each other? I mean, who wants this misery? This alienation? The greed that follows generations of repression? The jealously, oppression and injustice that come next? No. Hell no. If that’s reality, I don’t care to be a part of it. Or at least that’s how I let myself feel from time to time, until I realize I love people and I’m part of the community of humankind and if things are gonna be better for anybody it’s on me to do my part. Might seem like a lot but, for me, it’s all in this song. Last, I wanna acknowledge Ariel, Caleb and Henrik who contributed writing and engineering. They all added so much and I’m very grateful. And of course, to Arthur as well, I owe so much. Thank you, my friend. The visuals are 100℅ Cody Critcheloe AKA SSION, whose vision I will always follow to its realization. I have immense respect for him.
— Jana Hunter on the track and video

Lower Dens Tour Dates
09-12 Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Center %
09-13 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall %
09-14 Cleveland, OH - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
09-15 Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre %
09-24 Albany, NY – Larkfest
09-30 Brooklyn, NY - Pioneer Works [“The Present is the Form of All Life” exhibit]
10-01 Harrisburg, PA - Makespace Music Festival
12-17 to 12-18 Houston, TX - Day For Night
05-11 Baltimore, MD - Joseph Myerhoff Symphony (WTMD & the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra present PULSE)

% w/ Explosions in the Sky


Rainbow Arabia Announce New Album, Share First Single, L.A. Heartbreak Out Nov 11 on Time No Place/Kompakt

Today LA duo Rainbow Arabia announce their third studio album L.A. Heartbreak, due out November 11th on Time No Place/Kompakt. Along with today’s announcement the duo share lead single “I’m Over You”. 

Rainbow Arabia – L.A. Heartbreak

(Time No Place/Kompakt – November 11th, 2016)


1. Modern Contemporary

2. Followed

3. Plena

4. Top Hat

5. Acid Pool

6. I’m Over You

7. Mixolydian

8. Computerized Romance

9. Juneau


Squarepusher, Oneohtrix Point Never, Tim Hecker and More Rework Timber by Michael Gordon on New Remix Album

Hear Fennesz’s Remix Now via Pitchfork

On October 28th Cantaloupe Music will release a collection of remixes of Timber, a composition for six wooden 2x4s by Bang on a Can’s Michael Gordon, featuring contributions from a diverse array of musicians from across the electronic music spectrum. Newly recorded by Mantra Percussion (who were recently featured on Daniel Wohl’s acclaimed album Holographic) and featuring remixes by SquarepusherOneohtrix Point NeverTim HeckerHauschkaJóhann Jóhannsson, and more, these tracks highlight the connections between the new wave of compositions for percussionists and the fascinatingly warped rhythms explored by producers of all stripes in the underground electronic music world.

Timber Remixed – by Michael Gordon, Performed by Mantra Percussion

(October 28th, 2016 – Cantaloupe Music)

Disc 1

1.    Jóhann Jóhannsson

2.    Sam Pluta

3.    Tim Hecker

4.    Fennesz

5.    Oneohtrix Point Never

6.    Greg Saunier

7.    HPRIZM/High Priest of APC

8.    Ian Williams

9.    Squarepusher

10. Ikue Mori

11. Mira Calix

12. Hauschka

Disc 2

1.    Mantra Percucussion – Timber Live

Earlier today Pitchfork shared a remix by Fennesz, who transposes the Reich-ian pulse of the original into a vast and abstracted sound environment.


EX-CULT Share New Track "Let You In", Touring this October, New Album 'Negative Growth' out Next Friday

Memphis-based Ex-Cult today share new track “Let You In” – the second offering from their upcoming album Negative Growth, out September 23 via In The Red. Check out an interview w/ lead singer Chris Shaw over at CLRVYNT.

I think we’ve joked before that Ex-Cult is not a feel-good band, and I am incapable of writing feel-good, positive, uplifting lyrics. Negative Growth definitely sealed the deal on that.
— Chris Shaw

Ex-Cult Tour Dates:
9-22 Memphis, TN @ Bar DKDC
9-23 Kansas City, MO @ Blind Tiger
9-24 St Louis, MO @ El Leñador
10-2 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
10-3 Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
10-4 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight *
10-5 El Paso, TX @ Monarch *
10-6 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
10-7 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
10-8 San Francisco, CA @ The Brick and Mortal Music Hall *
10-9 Arcata, CA @ Richard’s Goat *
10-10 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
10-11 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
10-12 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10-13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10-14 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
10-15 Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
10-16 Columbia, MO @ Café Berlin
* w/ support from Power

Ex-Cult - Negative Growth
(September 23rd, 2016 - In The Red Records)

1. Mister Investigator
2. Attention Ritual (No One Sees)
3. Let You In
4. Government Birdcage
5. Dogs Roll In
6. Panic in Pig Park
7. Hollywood Heat Seeker
8. Nightmare Zone
9. New Face On


Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Scores National Parks Videos Presented by Google

Synthesist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has scored Google's video tribute to the National Parks Service on their 100th anniversary. Her expansive synthesizer melodies perfectly complement the images of some of the most beautiful places on Earth, including Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, and Carlsbad Caverns National Park in Mexico. Check out the video feature HERE.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Live Dates

August 27th Carlsbad, CA - Carlsbad Music Festival 2016

October 8th Los Angeles, CA - David Lynch's Festival of Disruption 2016 w/ St. Vincent, Robert Plant, Rhye, Sky Ferreira, Jon Hopkins, Xiu Xiu, Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch, Robert Plant

October 19th Krakow, Poland - Unsound Festival 2016 w/ Forest Swords

October 20th Graz, Austriam - Elevate at Dom Im Berg

October 22nd Manchester, UK - Warehouse Project

October 25th Antwerp, Belgium - TRIX Centrum voor Muziek w/ Anna Meredith

October 26th Paris, France - Pitchfork Avant-Garde Paris 2016

October 28th Braga, Portugal SUN 30 - Semibreve Festival 2016 w/ Andy Stott, Nidia Minaj


HOOPS STREAM DEBUT EP VIA THE FADER
 

We recorded most of the EP at Drew’s house this spring,” the band told The FADER in an email. “It took longer than we anticipated and we started to get a little stir-crazy towards the end of the recording and mixing process. We had been playing some of these songs for something like two years, so we were working to find new things about them to accentuate without losing track of their original feelings.
— Hoops

Tour Dates:

08/24/16 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop +
08/26/16 - Indianapolis, IN @ LUNA Music
09/08/16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
09/09/16 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
09/23/16 - Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
09/24/16 - Champaign, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival
09/29/16 - Green Bay, WI @ Meyer Theatre (Backstage) ^
10/03/16 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
10/04/16 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
10/05/16 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse *
10/06/16 - Washington, DC @ DC9 *
10/07/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
10/09/16 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
10/10/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/11/16 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

* w/ Whitney
^ w/ Car Seat Headrest
+ w/ The Pills & Nice Try


Hoops EP out Friday via Fat Possum &

Touring with Whitney This Fall


Soundwalk Collective, Jesse Paris Smith & Patti Smith Share Video For New Song “Fearfully In Danger” via Rolling Stone

Hypnotic, unorthodox and rendered in near darkness...Nico’s poetry is brooding and precise, and Smith’s delivery took on the full range of that potential, drawing out its many contradictions.
— Rolling Stone

The song, originally recorded by Nico on her final album, Camera Obscura, begins with field recordings, a trademark of Soundwalk Collective’s music, before fading into a droning bed of harmonium, synthesizer, and singing bowl, with a chilling arrangement of the song’s lyrics performed by Patti Smith. It is a remarkable collaboration, showcasing not only Smith’s talent for embodying the words she’s reading but Soundwalk Collective’s talent for creating immersive soundscapes. It is a worthy tribute to the music and legacy of Nico.


Jacques Greene Shares New Single

You Can’t Deny

LuckyMe are proud to present – “You Can’t Deny” – the brand new single from Jacques Greene. The song marks the start of a new collaboration between Jacques Greene and designer Hassan Rahim, alongside his ongoing work with Montreal’s foremost creative studio Trusst and director Melissa Matos.


Deerhunter Announce Fall US Tour


SUNFLOWER BEAN PREMIERE "COME ON" MUSIC VIDEO VIA PITCHFORK & ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR DATES

’Come On’ is a song about time, speed, and pressure," Sunflower Bean tell Pitchfork. "It's a good one to play live, which gave us the idea for the video...Something that could capture the vibe and energy of the song. We made it with our friend Ruby, who shot the album cover for Human Ceremony. We love her ideas and she also understands us as people, which is really important."

Come On’ is a song about time, speed, and pressure," Sunflower Bean tell Pitchfork. "It's a good one to play live, which gave us the idea for the video...Something that could capture the vibe and energy of the song. We made it with our friend Ruby, who shot the album cover for Human Ceremony. We love her ideas and she also understands us as people, which is really important."

Tour Dates

08.13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Theater at Ace Hotel

10.05 - Providence, RI @ Columbus, Theatre *

10.06 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *

10.07 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *

10.08 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at the Fillmore *

10.19 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *

10.20 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's 20 Lanes *

10.21 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *

10.22 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency *

10.23 - Grinnell, IA @  Grinnell College: Gardner Lounge *

10.24 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *

10.27 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *

10.28 - Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret *

10.29 - Portland, OR @ Analog Theater *

10.31 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *

11.04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Billboard-Live! *

11.05 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *

11.08 - Oxford, MS @ Proud Larrys *

11.09 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

11.10 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

11.11 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook *

11.12 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *

* w/ The Lemon Twigs


TUNE IN NOTICE: Miss Sharon Jones!

Sharon Jones and Barbara Kopple’s live interview with hosts Steve Edwards, Maria Sansone and Araksya Karapetyan will air Thursday, August 4th on “Good Day LA” at 8:50am PST on Fox 11 Los Angeles or stream live here.

Sharon Jones’ taped appearance with the house band and plug of the film will air Thursday, August 4th on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” at 11:35pm EST on ABC 7 or stream live here.

Sharon Jones’ taped interview with host Larry Mantle will air Friday, August 5th on “KPCC’s AirTalk” on at 12:40pm PST
or stream live here.

 


 

serpentwithfeet's blisters EP out on Sept 2, 2016 via Tri Angle Records; Shares title track

In “blisters,” atmospheric string arrangements swirl with Wise’s singing, which is light and yet contains multitudes. Even when Wise is alone with his voice, it has the effect of a chorus. He sings about what is presumably a faltering relationship, but the lyrics and sounds tell a story that feels much larger.
— Pitchfork

 

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Shares "When I Try, I'm Full" Video; EARS Is Out Now On Western Vinyl

Synthesist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has shared a new animated video for “When I Try, I’m Full” via Pitchfork.tv.  Kaitlyn’s latest full-length album EARS has been praised for its inventiveness and originality, with much praise being focused on her ability to create a lush sonic environment that is evocative of the natural world in its most ideal form.

The video, directed by Jules Guérin, depicts a narrative based on the EARS album cover. He explains below...

An organic cell is born. Its birth drives us through a shamanic vision where it will evolve with music, becoming more complex while mineral, organic, and cosmic elements orbit around it to transform it to its final state. This is the source of endless possibilities.
— Jules Guérin

Atmosphere release latest track, "No Biggie;Fishing Blues, new album out August 12th on Rhymesayers

 

Hip hop icons Atmosphere—producer Ant and lyricist / rapper Slug—will release their seventh studio album Fishing Blues on August 12 via Rhymesayers. The Minneapolis duo just premiered “No Biggie,” the second taste of music from the album, following the release of “Ringo” earlier this summer. They will head out on the road for their extensive “Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour” where they’ll be joined by Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill, Last Word, and more. See full tour routing below, and catch them live.  

FRESHWATER FLY FISHERMEN TOUR DATES

8.06 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion ^

8.13 - Somerset, WI @ Summer Set Music & Camping Festival +

9.02 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater ^^

9.08 - Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre **

9.09 - Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brian's Event Centre **

9.10 - Calgary, AB @ One Love Music Festival +

9.11 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall **

9.13 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub *

9.14 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *

9.15 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo *

9.17 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *

9.18 - Bend, OR @ Midtown Ballroom *

9.19 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *

9.20 - San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic *

9.23 - San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park *

9.24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Shrine Outdoors ***

9.26 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee *

9.28 - Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Brewing Company *

9.30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *

10.01 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *

10.02 - Missoula, MT @ The Wilma *

10.03 - Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre *

10.05 - Fargo, ND @ Fargo Civic Center *

10.06 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium *

10.07 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater

10.08 - Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium ^

10.22 - Cincinnati, OH @ Ubahn Festival +

11.02 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection *

11.03 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *

11.04 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *

11.05 - London, ON @ London Music Hall *

11.07 - Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre *

11.09 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre *

11.10 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *

11.11 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place *

11.12 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *

11.14 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *

11.15 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall *

11.17 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues *

11.18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *

11.19 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *

11.21 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall *

11.22 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall *

 

+ Festival Tour Date

^ Supporting Pretty Lights

^^ Brother Ali, Lifter Puller, Lizzo, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word

*  Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word

** Brother Ali, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word

*** Dilated Peoples, Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word


Sharon Jones to appear on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross & Dinner Party Download, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show & Soundcheck; Miss Sharon Jones! reviewed by The New York Times

She’s the subject of a new documentary about her music with her band, the Dap-Kings, and her battle with pancreatic cancer. It’s called Miss Sharon Jones! 

That grit, however, is her lifeline, and only momentarily do we see her without its shield as she shivers quietly in the wings of her comeback show. But when she bounds onstage with a holler and a howl — and diction that nails every last word to the melody — it’s clear she deserves that exclamation point in the title.
— The New York Times

Sharon and director Barbara Kopple’s taped interview on “WNYC SOUNDCHECK” with host John Schaefer can be heard below.

Sharon’s taped interview on NPR's Fresh Air with host Terry Gross can be heard here.

I thought I was going to die maybe a couple of hours after the doctor hit me with everything. You know, you go through that. So for a couple of hours I was on my deathbed. But other than that, I overcame that. Doing the film was also my therapy, and I knew that it would help someone out there with cancer, or going through it, as long as I inspired someone. That’s where my health came from, my energy came from, knowing my fans was out there and I’m getting back to them, and I wanted them to see what I’m going through.
— Sharon Jones on Fresh Air

Sharon’s taped interview on NPR's Dinner Party Download will air on Friday July 29th. In LA, hear the show on KPCC (89.3FM) at 8PM Fridays and Saturdays; in NYC listen on WNYC (93.9FM) at 9PM Fridays, and there are about 150 other stations that’ll hear it too from Friday thru Sunday. The link below has all the stations
http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org/station-listing


Watch Composer-Programmer Tristan Perich Explain His Circuit Board LP to Rolling Stone

&

'Noise Patterns: Section 1' included in New York Times' "The Playlist"

His latest album, the rhythmic exploration Noise Patterns, comes as a circuit board that the listener plugs headphones directly into. With nothing mediating between the board and your speakers, it’s as closes as you can get to his white noise and flickering pulses — a lowest-fi EDM exercise with phased rhythms like Steve Reich.
— Rolling Stone
The composer and installation artist Tristan Perich deals in acoustic phenomena, electronic systems and, at times, the sounds that can be generated directly from a circuit. He is releasing “Noise Patterns” as a circuit (with a headphone jack) and tracks on streaming services. The straightforward title of “Noise Patterns” sums it up. Its sonic material is hissy, staticky noise, a few separate layers of it — some skewed lower, some higher — placed in a stereo mix, starting and stopping and fluctuating in volume, unpredictably but rhythmically. It’s glitchy and irritating, then propulsive, then absorbing — maybe it’s techno for silicon-based life-forms. And no doubt some hip-hop producer will be sampling it soon.
— The New York Times

Red Bull Music Academy + RBMA Radio Share Digging With... & Fireside Chat with Madlib

Watch: Digging With Madlib

Listen: Fireside Chat

Red Bull Music Academy just released a new video featuring Madlib, in advance of his RBMA Radio Fireside Chat airing tomorrow. Tomorrow also marks the final day of the RBMA Radio: Live From Los Angeles pop-up that’s seen everyone from DJ Quik and Dam-Funk to The Gaslamp Killer and much more come through the custom-built studio in Downtown LA.

Since the early ’90s, Madlib—AKA Otis Jackson, Jr—has been producing music at a relentless pace. Whether he’s working with artists like Freddie Gibbs, MF Doom or Erykah Badu, collaborating with the late J Dilla, or working under one of his own aliases, like the drugged out party creature Quasimoto,Madlib has carved out his own idiosyncratic corner in the massive hip-hop universe. Noted record collector and hip hop producer extraordinaire Madlib takes a break from making beats for Kanye, Freddie Gibbs and more to dig through Brazilian records with two of the biggest collectors in North America.


Public Memory Announces Tour Dates Supporting Merchandise; Shares New Single “Gate At the End;” Debut Album Wuthering Drum Out Now on felte

Earlier in the year Robert Toher (ex-ERAAS, Apse) released Wuthering Drum (via felte), his debut album as Public Memory. Today the Brooklyn-based musician is pleased to announce that he will be joining Merchandise on their upcoming Fall North American tour. The nearly month-long, 22-date tour kicks of late September in Miami. Prior to these run of dates Public Memory will play two Brooklyn shows; one with labelmates Odonis Odonis and another with Ghostly artist Xeno & Oaklander.

 

Tour Dates

07.30 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus ^

08.24 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right #

09.22 Miami,FL @ Gramps &

09.23 Tampa,FL @ Crowbar &

09.24 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic &

09.25 Atlanta,GA @ The Masquerade &

09.26 Athens, GA @ TBD &

09.27 Nashville,TN @ 12th & Porter &

09.28 Louisville,KY @ Zanzabar &

09.29 St Louis, MO @ Blank Space &

09.30 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle &

10.01 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's &

10.02 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar &

10.03 Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar Room &

10.05 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola &

10.06 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace &

10.07 Boston, MA @ Great Scott &

10.08 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre &

10.09 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel &

10.11 Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall &

10.12 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA &

10.13 Washington, DC @ DC9 &

10.14 Richmond, VA @ Gallery5 &

10.15 Raleigh, NC @ Kings &


^ Odonis Odonis
# Xeno & Oaklander

& Merchandise