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September 20th, 2014 at 6:59 am by Patrick

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October 5: Cat Power Headlining NYC’s Modern Sky Festival

September 19th, 2014 at 5:21 pm by Rian

Attn: New Yorkers, NYC fall tourists, Cat Power fans

Make note that Cat Power will be headlining Day 2 of the Modern Sky Festival, soon to be taking over Rumsey Playfield in Centrail Park. Advance tickets can be found here.

If you have not already heard or read about here, there many new tour dates that have been announced in North America and Europe (solo).

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VIDEO : Iceage – “How Many”

September 19th, 2014 at 12:01 pm by Gerard


Currently in the middle of an Australian tour
, earler this morning, Iceage premiered the 3rd video from the forthcoming ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’, “How Many” (photography – Kristian Emdal).

Preorder ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ (in stores October 6 in Europe, October 7 in North America) from the following :
- The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd)
- iTunes
- Amazon
*- ( at iTunes and Amazon MP3, both “The Lord’s Favorite” and “Forever” are available as instant downloads when preordering the album)

Tour dates:

AUSTRALIA
Friday, September 19 – The Brightside, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia

NORTH AMERICA
Friday, October, 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October, 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD*
Sunday, October, 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, October, 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA*
Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$
Friday, October, 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada%
Saturday, October, 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada#
Sunday, October, 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#
Tuesday, October, 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*#
Wednesday, October, 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*#
Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN*
Friday, October, 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Saturday, October, 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS*
Sunday, October, 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO*
Monday, October, 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT*
Wednesday, October, 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October, 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November, 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November, 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November, 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November, 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Saturday, November, 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta
% w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy

EUROPE
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

Iceage – official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook

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VIDEO : Interpol – “Twice As Hard”

September 17th, 2014 at 9:06 am by Gerard

We’d like to congratulate Interpol on ‘El Pintor’ entering next week’s U.S. Billboard Top 200 album chart at #7. That said, this project is very much a marathon rather than a sprint (though it’s funny how often that cliche is employed by persons who’ve neither sprinted or run marathons) and along with a new date added to the band’s massive touring schedule (see below) in Pomona, CA, today marks the release of the 2nd music video from ‘El Pintor’, the Paul Banks directed “Twice As Hard”, filmed at NYC’s Mendez Boxing. The video premiered earlier this morning via The Guardian and Boing Boing, but we’re embedding it, too (and you can do so yourself, if you like).

Wednesday, September, 17 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, September, 20 – Fox Theatre, Oakland CA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, September 23 – Fox Theatre, Pomona CA
Wednesday, September, 24 – House of Blues, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September, 26 – The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, September, 27 – Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September, 29 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
Tuesday, September, 30 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, October, 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX
Friday, October, 3 – House of Blues, Houston TX (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October, 4 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 5 – Stubb’s, Austin TX
Tuesday, October, 7 – House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Thursday, October, 9 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Saturday, October, 11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Order ‘El Pintor’ from the following :
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Best Buy (discount coupon, this week only)
Target (CD edition features two bonus tracks, “Malfeasance” and “Slow Hands” (Live At Brixton Academy) – available in the U.S. only)

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

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EMA: Tour With Spoon Starts Tonight, Headlining Dates To Follow

September 16th, 2014 at 11:04 am by Rian

(photo by Mike Hughes)

EMA is back on the road today, with several shows in the Midwest supporting Spoon. Starting the 27th (in Cleveland), the band will be on a run of headlining dates including NYC’s Bowery Ballroom and a homecoming show at Mississippi Studios in Portland.

ICYMI: “False Flag” & “Neuromancer” (From “The Late Show With David Letterman)

Tuesday, September, 16 – Chicago Theater, Chicago IL*
Wednesday, September, 17 – Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee WI*
Thursday, September, 18 – Orpheum Theatre, Madison WI*
Friday, September, 19 – State Theatre, Minneapolis MN
Saturday, September, 20 – Pageant, St Louis MO*
Sunday, September, 21 – Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS*
Tuesday, September, 23 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK*
Thursday, September, 25 – Bar and Arcade, Springfield MO
Friday, September, 26 – Pygmalion Music Festival, Champaign IL
Saturday, September, 27 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Monday, September, 29 – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, September, 30 – Drake Hotel, Toronto ON, Canada
Wednesday, October, 1 – Le Divan Orange, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, October, 3 – The Space, Hamden CT
Saturday, October, 4 – Boot & Saddle (Red Bull Sound Select), Philadelphia PA
Sunday, October, 5 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY**
Friday, October, 24 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Saturday, October 25 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday, October 26 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
* w/ Spoon
** w/ Doldrums
The Future’s Void is out now on  CD, Cassette and LP (limited edition lavender vinyl) and available direct from The Matador Store.
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Perfume Genius – ‘Too Bright’, Streaming Today At NPR First Listen

September 15th, 2014 at 10:37 am by Gerard

‘Too Bright’, the 3rd album from Perfume Genius is out one week from tomorrow (September 23) and is streaming in full today via NPR First Listen. NPR’s Jacob Ganz, while suggesting the Adrian Utley / Ali Chant helmed-recording was “designed to overwhelm”, calls Mike Hadreas’ masterwork, “awe-inspiring”.

(photo by Luke Gilford)

Over at The New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones is equally effusive in his praise, opining that ‘Too Bright’ is “a profoundly beautiful record that remains intense throughout its brief, thirty-three-minute running time” (“one of the most encouraging albums of the moment, in its delivery of exuberant sounds by a spiky, unbiddable performer. It is outside most conceptions of pop, whether gay or straight; emotional heaviness isn’t an easy sell, no matter who you are. Hadreas is developing not by becoming easier to like but by becoming more fully himself. If it’s hard to take, the warning is right there in the title”). The New Yorker’s “Annals Of Sound” features Hadreas performing ‘Too Bright”s “I Decline”.

Preorder ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes (receive “Queen” and “Grid” instantly)
Perfume Genius.net

Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Tour Dates :

September
9 – Locomotiv Club, Bologna Italy
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver CO
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
7 - Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta GA
13 - Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 - Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 - Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
28 – 29 — Vodafone Mexefest 2014, Lisbon Portugal

Perfume Genius online :

Perfume Genius.net

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
You Tube Channel

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The New Pornographers – “War On The East Coast” (via CBC’s First Play Live)

September 14th, 2014 at 1:02 am by Gerard

footage courtesy CBC. More clips & conversations from the same session can be found here.

order ‘Brill Bruisers’ from the following :
The Matador Store : (a limited edition multi-colored, paint splattered version of the LP is available through the Matador and New Pornographers webstores. Receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses while supplies last)
New Pornos Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google

tour dates :

Saturday, September, 20 — The LC Pavilion, Columbus OH!
Sunday, October, 5 — The Showbox, Seattle WA*
Monday, October, 6 — The Showbox, Seattle WA*
Wednesday, October, 8 — Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR*
Thursday, October, 9 — Knitting Factory, Boise ID*
Friday, October, 10 — The Depot, Salt Lake City UT*
Saturday, October, 11 — Gothic Theatre, Denver CO*
Monday, October, 13 — The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Tuesday, October, 14 — Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ*
Wednesday, October, 15 — Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown CA*
Friday, October, 17 — The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, October, 18 — North Park Theatre, San Diego CA*
Saturday- Sunday, October, 18-19 — Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 — Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN*
Wednesday, November, 5 — Orange Peel, Asheville NC*
Thursday, November, 6 — Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA*
Friday, November, 7 — Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA*
Saturday, November, 8 — Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX*
Monday, November, 10 — The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
Tuesday, November, 11 — Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Thursday, November, 13 — Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 — Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 — House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 — House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 — Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Monday, December, 1 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December, 2 — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December, 3 — Botanique – Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December, 4 — La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December, 5 — Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December, 6 — Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December, 7 — Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals
! with Pickwick, Cool

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Jamaican lamb curry with rice and peas

September 13th, 2014 at 5:36 pm by Patrick

Jamaican lamb curry with rice and peas.

Both recipes are from Simply Recipes. My butcher was out of goat so I substituted lamb shoulder on the bone – I had him saw it into chunks. I followed the curry recipe fairly faithfully, simply increasing the number of habaneros to 3. For Jamaican curry powder, which is made from roasted whole spices and includes allspice, mustard seed and anise in addition to the more usual Indian ingredients, I followed this recipe. My coconut milk was Aroy-D.

I’m not a huge fan of kidney beans, and I’ve read that pigeon peas are used in Jamaica, so for the rice and peas I used Sea Island Red Peas from Anson Mills. I wouldn’t pay too much attention to the hysteria surrounding the single whole habanero in the recipe linked above, but do make sure you have an extremely large pot – the peas and rice will expand enormously.

For extra heat I served homemade Inner Beauty hot sauce, using Chris Schlesinger’s own recipe. It’s one of the best food things ever to come out of Boston.

Eat with Dark & Stormys, Red Stripe or whatever else slakes your thirst.

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EMA – “False Flag”

September 12th, 2014 at 3:58 pm by Gerard

“False Flag” (via New Hive)

It takes some gumption to put out a song like this on September 11th, especially as it explicitly references the World Trade Cener attacks and identifies 9/11 as the day that has shaped the direction of the world in the 13 years since the Twin Towers came down. This isn’t exactly a revolutionary observation, of course — there’s a whole lot of shit that’s happened post-9/11 that you can trace back to that crazy, terrifying day, for better or worse, and politicians everywhere were quick to exploit its potential as a pretext for a lot of policy that might otherwise have been indefensible. This isn’t revisionist thinking, either — as early as October 2001, people were decrying the way that the Bush government politicized the tragedy and used it as the pretext for a whole lot of questionable policy, both foreign and domestic.

What’s most interesting to me about “False Flag,” though, is that it’s the first song I’ve heard about the experience of growing up in the shadow of 9/11. On her Twitter, EMA called the song a “lost generation take on 9/11,” and the lyrics deal with something that few artists so far have done a particularly good job of approaching: the fact that the millennial generation is the first one in many years to grow up with no expectation that the world they inherit will be on an upward trajectory. The oil’s running out, the planet’s heating up, the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting screwed. It’s may or may not actually be all doom and gloom, of course, but there’s a stark difference between the direction the world is heading for the millennials and the direction it was headed for several generations that preceded them. – Tom Hawking, “Well, Here’s the 21st-Century Protest Song You’ve Been Asking For”, Flavorwire

EMA on tour :

Tuesday, September, 16 – Chicago Theater, Chicago IL*
Wednesday, September, 17 – Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee WI*
Thursday, September, 18 – Orpheum Theatre, Madison WI*
Friday, September, 19 – State Theatre, Minneapolis MN*
Saturday, September, 20 – Pageant, St Louis MO*
Sunday, September, 21 – Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS*
Tuesday, September, 23 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK*
Thursday, September, 25 – Bar and Arcade, Springfield MO
Friday, September, 26 – Pygmalion Music Festival, Champaign IL
Saturday, September, 27 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Monday, September, 29 – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, September, 30 – Drake Hotel , Toronto ON, Canada
Wednesday, October, 1 – Le Divan Orange, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, October, 3 – The Space, Hamden CT
Saturday, October, 4 – Boot & Saddle (Red Bull Sound Select), Philadelphia PA
Sunday, October, 5 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY**
Friday, October, 24 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Saturday, October 25 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday, October 26 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR

(* – with Spoon)


The Future’s Void
is available on CD, Cassette and LP (limited edition lavender vinyl) from The Matador Store.

http://www.thefuturesvoid.net
https://twitter.com/EMAthorstar
http://instagram.com/_ema_usa_#
http://emathefuturesvoid.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/cameouttanowhere

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The New Pornographers – NPR First Listen Live from the Brill Building

September 11th, 2014 at 12:24 pm by Gabe

Last week the New Pornographers launched their new album Brill Bruisers with a memorable concert at the Brill Building, the historic home of songwriting tradition in New York City’s Times Square.

Today, NPR Music has released a full length concert film commemorating the event. Carl, Dan, Neko – the whole gang was there to celebrate:

Carl also had a previous adventure in solitude at the Brill recently:

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The Little Black Egg Big Band (featuring Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew) – Live At Hopscotch Download

September 11th, 2014 at 12:21 pm by Gerard

(photo by PJ Sykes, h/t NYC Taper)

Last Friday,  Georgia Hubley’s Little Black Egg project expanded into a larger improv ensemble at Raleigh, NC’s King’s Barcade, joined by Ira Kaplan, James McNew, Steve Gunn, William Tyler, and featuring prerecorded elements provided by Letha Rodman Melchior.    Melchior, a sound & visual artist with a rich history including but not limited to playing in NYC’s Ruby Falls and numerous works under her own name, has been battling stage IV melanoma the last few years, at considerable financial hardship.

The folks at NYC Taper have made the full performance available with an accompanying donation to Letha’s GiveForward fund ;  full details are here.  The download is only gonna be up for another 5 days, so get moving.

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Cat Power, solo in Europe

September 11th, 2014 at 12:08 pm by Stuart

Chan Marshall packs her suitcase again this November for a run of Cat Power solo shows around Europe, starting in Scandinavia.  Tickets for all these shows are on sale now and follow the run of North American dates in October.

Edited: new dates in bold.

Saturday November 1 – VoxHall, Aarhus, Denmark
Sunday November 2 – Koncerthuset Studie 2, Copenhagen, Denmark SOLD OUT
Monday November 3 – Gota Lejon, Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday November 4 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Thursday November 6 – Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland (on sale Sept 18th)
Friday November 7 – DR Koncerthuset Studie 2 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Monday November 10 – Union Chapel, London, UK SOLD OUT
Tuesday November 11 – Union Chapel, London, UK SOLD OUT
Thursday November 13 – L’Auditori, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday November 15 – Cartagena Jazz Festival, Cartagena, Spain (on sale Sept 19th)
Sunday November 16 – La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Tuesday November 18 – Kaufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday November 19 – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
Saturday November 22: Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey
Sunday November 23: Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey

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The Young – Glasslands Tonight, Mercury Lounge Tomorrow + New Show Additions

September 11th, 2014 at 11:20 am by Gerard

(no cameras on stage tonight or tomorrow, SORRY)

Battling the rest stops and stages of the East Coast this week, The Young return to the New York area for the first time since the release of LP #3, ‘Chrome Cactus’, with appearances tonight at Glasslands (with DeGreaser) and Friday night at the Mercury Lounge. Of ‘Chrome Cactus’, the Village Voice’s Brad Cohan writes the record “bleeds teeth-sharp and moody, fuzz-drenched earworm-worthy desert jams…The Young lay on the infectiously coiled stoner highway driving songs thick on its sophomore effort, recalling ZZ Top, Television, Meat Puppets and Dead Moon on a hallucinogenic bender..weed clouded, psych anthems”. Just to clarify, this record sounds pretty fucking great when you’re not high, too..

Upon completion of the current Eastern run, The Young travel to Mexico’s San Luis Potosí for the Wird Festival (see above) on September 27, followed by an Austin headlining date at the Mohawk, Monday September 29 alongside Deaf Wish, James Arthur’s Manhunt and space rock legends ST 37.

updated shows :

Thursday, September 11 – Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September 12 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Saturday, September 13 – O’Brien’s Pub, Boston MA (with California X)
Sunday, September 14 – Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada
Monday, September 15 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ON, Canada
Tuesday, September 16 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH&
Wednesday, September 17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH&
Thursday, September 18 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, September 19 – Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis TN
Saturday, September 20 – Foundry Beer Garden, Dallas TX, FREE SHOW (w/ Radioactivity)
Saturday, September 27 – Wird Festival, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Monday, September 29 – Mohawk, Austin TX (w/ Deaf Wish, James Arthur’s Manhunt, ST 37)

order ‘Chrome Cactus’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon:
Amazon MP3

The Young – Tumblr
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Twitter
Instagram

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The New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman: secret Brill Building audition tape revealed

September 11th, 2014 at 10:29 am by Gabe

Last week the New Pornographers played a triumphant (no really, they triumphed) concert at the Brill Building in New York City’s Times Square to celebrate the release of their new album Brill Bruisers.

This morning, tape has surfaced (at Funny or Die, of all places) revealing that last week’s concert may not have been Carl “A.C.” Newman’s first trip to the Brill, the historic home of songwriting tradition in New York City:

Stay tuned to NPR Music TODAY (check in at noon Eastern, why dontcha!) for much more on the New Pornographers and Brill Bruisers live from the Brill Building.

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Interpol – “All The Rage Back Home” from last night’s “The Late Show With David Letterman”

September 10th, 2014 at 10:17 am by Gerard

(video courtesy CBS)

While we’re big believers in second acts in American life, you’re not joining the band, Dave.

Interpol have added a third show at NYC’s Terminal Five, November 25. They’ve also added a second show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer, December 1. Tickets for both shows are available today at noon eastern via interpolnyc.com.

Order ‘El Pintor’ from the following :
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Best Buy (discount coupon, this week only)
Target (CD edition features two bonus tracks, “Malfeasance” and “Slow Hands (Live At Brixton Academy)” – available in the U.S. only)

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

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True Panther’s Tobias Jesso Jr Debuts song via Blogotheque

September 10th, 2014 at 10:17 am by Rian

In Dean’s words:

Tobias Jesso Jr is a songwriter, piano player, and singer from Vancouver, Canada who has just signed to True Panther Sounds and will release his debut album in the spring of 2015. He recently went to Los Angeles and recorded Takeaway Session for La Blogothèque at the Kibitz Room of Canter’s Deli. The live performance is the first video footage online of Tobias and features a new song from the forthcoming album, ‘Without You’ and the previously released Just A Dream’.

Since posting his first demo online for ‘Just A Dream’ in 2013, Tobias Jesso Jr has been working with JR White (Girls) and several other notable producers on his debut album in studios in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver. In July he shared his latest song ‘True Love’ which was named Best New Track by Pitchfork, called “Stunning” by Consequence Of Sound, with NME adding, “‘True Love’ is little short of wondrous. It recalls peak-period Elton John in its stark simplicity, with a bit of Ryan Adams and Harry Nilsson chucked in for good measure.”

Whilst working on his album, Tobias launched a singles subscription series. The premise is simple – $5 for 5 (plus shipping) of his unreleased, unadorned piano demos pressed onto flexi 7” singles and mailed to subscribers in 3-week intervals. There are a few subscriptions left of the pressing of 300. The first song, ‘Bad Dreams’ is already in the mail…. Sign up HERE

Tobias will be also making his live debut at Pitchfork Paris Festival this year.”

Tobias Jesso Jr online:
www.tobiasjessojr.com
www.tobiasjessojr.tumblr.com
www.facebook.com/pages/tobiasjessojr
www.twitter.com/tobiasjessojr

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Yo La Tengo : 30th Anniversary Shows This December

September 9th, 2014 at 11:05 am by Gerard

(Editor’s Note : the following was posted at on Yo La Tengo’s Facebook page yesterday afternoon.  Though we apologize for being brutally scooped on this sort of news story — the click-bait battle between Facebook and The Matablog is fast shaping up to be this generation’s Post vs. The Daily News  — the important thing is that you’re ready to buy these tickets and cannot possibly accuse us of keeping it a secret.  Mostly the latter, but the former’s a big deal, too – GC)

Hi everybody,
If you’ve been following my daily posts on yolatengo.com, you’re probably aware that December 2 marks the 30th anniversary of our first show. We’re throwing ourselves a little commemorative shindig. It starts on the December 3 and 4, at New York’s Town Hall. Sharing the bill with us will be Antietam, just as they did in 1984 at Maxwell’s. The following night we’ll have the Feelies. Glenn Mercer played a song with us that night at Maxwell’s, and Bill Million was the first to record Georgia and me, years before we formed the band.
December 5, the party moves south of the Mason-Dixon line to D.C.’s 9:30 Club with our pals Lambchop on hand to lend some southern gentility to the evening. And then it’s one more show with Antietam, at the Trocadero in Philadelphia on December 6. Hope you can help us celebrate.
Tickets for Town Hall go on sale at noon (eastern time) on Saturday, September 13. Tickets for the 9:30 go on sale at 10 a.m. eastern on Thursday, September 11. And tickets for the Trocadero go on sale at noon eastern on Friday, September 12. Tickets for all shows will be available from Ticketmaster with the usual fees, and also at each venue’s box office with no fee at the 930 and Trocadero, and a $2 fee at Town Hall. Here are the Ticketmaster links:

December 3
December 4
December 5

December 6

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Interpol – ‘El Pintor’ In Stores Today, CBS’ “The Late Show” Tonight, Other Music Signing Tomorrow

September 9th, 2014 at 10:08 am by Gerard

The eagerly awaited 5th album from Interpol, ‘El Pintor’ is available everywhere starting today.   Daniel, Paul and Sam conclude an exhaustive week of NYC promo with an appearance tonight on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman” (11:35 eastern, 10:35 central)  (Dave’s other guests tonight are Michael Strahan and Sir Richard Branson), and they’ll be signing  copies of ‘El Pintor’  at West 4th Street’s Other Music at 5pm, Wednesday.  Other Music will have the limited white vinyl edition,  but if you’d like to guarantee entry, you can bring a receipt from OM if you’ve purchased the album from them today (Tuesday).

Updated tour dates :

Monday, September, 15 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC, Canada
Tuesday, September, 16 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September, 17 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, September, 20 – Fox Theatre, Oakland CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, September, 24 – House of Blues, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September, 26 – The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, September, 27 – Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September, 29 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
Tuesday, September, 30 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, October, 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX
Friday, October, 3 – House of Blues, Houston TX (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October, 4 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 5 – Stubb’s, Austin TX
Tuesday, October, 7 – House of Blues, New Orleans LA
Thursday, October, 9 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Saturday, October, 11 – Austin City Limits, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Thursday, November, 6 – Jannus Landing, St Petersburg FL
Friday, November, 7 – House of Blues, Orlando FL
Saturday, November, 8 – Fillmore, Miami FL
Monday, November, 10 – The Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, November, 11 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Wednesday, November 12 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, November, 14 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November, 17 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH
Tuesday, November, 18 – Kool Haus, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, November, 20 – Metropolis, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, November, 21 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 22 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

Order ‘El Pintor’ from the following :
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Best Buy (discount coupon, this week only)
Target (CD edition features two bonus tracks, “Malfeasance” and “Slow Hands (Live At Brixton Academy)” – available in the U.S. only)

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

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VIDEO : Perfume Genius – “Grid”, from the forthcoming ‘Too Bright’

September 9th, 2014 at 9:01 am by The Management


“A lot of these songs are me trying to claim some power in situations that would typically depress or alienate or victimize me. Also, no matter how good I feel there is a darkness hanging, which I don’t agree with – giving it a voice is an attempt at freeing it so it can potentially dissipate” – Mike Hadreas

Prior to the September 23 release of ‘Too Bright,’ the bold and beautiful new album from Perfume Genius, comes the strange, twisted and brilliant video for the forthcoming single “Grid”.

If you’ve heard the first single “Queen”, with its swaggering stomp and anthemic choruses, you would know that “Too Bright” represents a dramatic departure from the stark piano ballad confessionals of the first two Perfume Genius albums. “Grid” goes even further down the rabbit hole, with pounding drums, tribal chants and piercing screams all lending the song a heightened air of force and unease – not so much a declaration as it is an exorcism.

Fittingly, the video, directed by Charlotte Rutherford, only adds to this intense atmosphere of resistance and release, with Mike Hadreas literally surrounded by his (hentai-clad) demons before confronting them head on and being devoured by them. It’s a quixotic, unsettling video for sure but not without flashes of Hadreas’ black humour as well, making the whole thing uniquely and typically Perfume Genius.

Preorder ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes (receive “Queen” and “Grid” instantly)
Perfume Genius.net

Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Tour Dates :

September
9 – Locomotiv Club, Bologna Italy
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver CO
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
7 - Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta GA
13 - Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 - Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 - Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK

Perfume Genius online :

Perfume Genius.net

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You Tube Channel

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Lee Ranaldo – Solo Acoustic Dates In Europe

September 8th, 2014 at 4:25 am by Gerard

From Lee :

“While the members of The Dust are scattered to the four winds for a little while, I’m undertaking a solo acoustic tour in Europe. The plan is to play selections from the two albums, some covers and hopefully some of the new songs I’m currently working on, and to play them as most of them originated – on acoustic guitars, in stripped down style. Guitar and voice, little or no fuzz. Anyway that’s the plan right now, this will be a further ‘acoustic experiment’ for me. We’ve sought out small capacity, intimate venues with good acoustics for these shows. Hope to see some of you along the way.”

Oct 18 PT Lisbon – St George Church Lisbon – ZDB show
Oct 19 PT Braga – Salão Medieval da Reitoria da UM – GNRation show
Oct 23 UK London – Café Oto
Oct 24 IR Dublin – Bello Bar
Oct 25 IR Waterford – St Patrick’s United Church
Oct 27 GR Athens – Ls Parnas
Oct 28 IT Milano – Biko
Oct 29 IT Roma – Chiesa Evangelica Metodista
Oct 30 FR Vendôme – Rockomotives Festival / Chapelle St Jacques
Oct 31 FR Nantes – Soy Festival / Le Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Nov 1 FR Toulouse – Les Abattoirs
Nov 2 FR Grenoble Le Ciel
Nov 3 MC Monaco Villa Paloma at NMNM

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