Algiers Spring / Summer 2018 North American Tour


(Photo Credit: Joe Dilworth)

Continuing to tour across the globe following the strength of their 2017 sophomore LP The Underside of Power, Algiers has announced Spring and Summer 2018 dates across the United States. The 21 date tour includes headlining spots, support of Curtis Harding and Priests respectively, and a slot at Sasquatch Festival next weekend.

Algiers on Tour
Tuesday, May 22 The Aquarium, Fargo ND
Thursday, May 24 Ten Spoon Winery, Missoula MT
Saturday, May 26 Sasquatch Festival, George WA
Sunday, May 27 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR *
Tuesday, May 29 The New Parish, Oakland CA *
Wednesday, May 30 Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz CA *
Friday, June 1 El Rey, Los Angeles CA *
Saturday, June 2 The Casbah, San Diego CA *
Monday, June 4 Cans, Tucson AZ
Saturday, June 9 Ribfest, Chicago IL
Friday, June 15 The Pilot Light, Knoxville TN
Sunday, June 17 The Southern, Charlottesville VA
Thursday, June 21 Happy Dog, Cleveland OH
Friday, June 22 Blockhouse Bar, Bloomington IN
Saturday, June 23 Sinkhole, St. Louis MO
Sunday, June 24 Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI ^
Tuesday, June 26 High Watt, Nashville TN
Wednesday, June 27 Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte NC
Thursday, June 28 The Black Cat, Washington DC
Friday, June 29 Sound Hole, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, June 30 Friendly Gathering, Waitsfield VT
Sunday, July 1 Elsewhere (Zone One), Brooklyn NY

* w/ Curtis Harding
^ w/ Priests

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – ‘Sparkle Hard’ Out Today, New Events In Seattle, L.A.


(photo by James Rexroad)

After a wait some might describe as “interminable”, or perhaps even “long”, ‘Sparkle Hard’, the latest & greatest album from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks is now available to purchase or download.   If you’re in the Seattle area this coming Tuesday, consider making your way to KEXP’s Gathering Space at noon AND NOT SIMPLY BECAUSE IT’S A LOVELY SPACE FOR GATHERING(S).

Following the unfortunate cancellation of July’s FYF Festival in Los Angeles, the Jicks have added a show at LA’s Roxy on July 19. Tickets go on sale today at 10am pacific time.

(‘Sparkle Hard – The Supercut’ – directed by Brook Linder)

order / stream ‘Sparkle Hard’

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour :

Friday, June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI
(SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

Tuesday, June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Thursday, June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH

Friday, June 8 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC
Tuesday, June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, June 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC
Tuesday, June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Friday, June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Saturday, June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Thursday, July 19 The Roxy, Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25, Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR
Wednesday, October 17th Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Thursday, October 18th SWG3, Glasgow UK
Friday, October 19th Vicar St., Dublin IE
Sunday, October 21st SXW, Bristol UK
Monday, October 22nd The Asylum, Birmingham UK
Wednesday, October 24th Hackney Arts Center, London UK
Thursday, October 25th Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Monday, October 29th Lido, Berlin DE
Tuesday, October 30th Stadtgarten, Cologne DE
Wednesday October 31st Melkweg, Amsterdam NL

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Listen: Snail Mail, “Let’s Find An Out,” Signed “Lush” Test Pressing Giveaway


(photo by Michael Lavine)

Snail Mail’s debut album Lush is here in only a few weeks, and following the two singles “Pristine” and “Heat Wave” Lindsey Jordan has released a third track from the LP, “Let’s Find An Out.”

Stream “Let’s Find An Out” here.

Lindsey Jordan is also signing and giving away two Lush test pressings, one American and one European version, to two lucky customers who pre-order the record. You’ll be automatically entered to win by purchasing here in the U.S. or here if you’re in The U.K. / EU.

See Snail Mail’s tour schedule throughout the the summer below, including  newly announced dates in Europe, and at The Dome at Tufnell Park in London on Thursday, October 25th.

Snail Mail on Tour
Saturday, May 19th Gold Sounds 2018, Leeds UK
Sunday, May 20th Gullivers, Manchester UK
Monday, May 21st Louisiana, Bristol UK
Wednesday, May 23rd Witloof Bar, Brussels BE
Thursday, May 24th  Vera Groningen NL
Saturday, May 26th London Calling, Amsterdam NL
Tuesday, June 5 State Theater, Portland ME *
Wednesday, June 6 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT *
Thursday, June 7 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, June 9 Asbury Park Brewing, Asbury Park NJ
Tuesday, June 12 Black Cat, Washington D.C.
Wednesday, June 13 Cattivo, Pittsburgh PA
Thursday, June 14 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON
Friday, June 15 Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 16 Subterranean, Chicago IL
Sunday, June 17 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis MN
Monday, June 18 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines IA
Wednesday, June 20 Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
Friday, June 22 Funky Taco, Boise ID
Saturday, June 23 The Crocodile, Seattle WA
Sunday, June 24 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Monday, June 25 Holocene, Portland OR
Wednesday, June 27 Starline Social Club, Oakland CA
Thursday, June 28 Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA
Friday, June 29 The Cellar Door, Visalia CA
Saturday, June 30 Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 1 Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA
Tuesday, July 3 Pub Rock Live, Scottsdale AZ
Friday, July 6 Three Links, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 7 George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville AR
Monday, July 9 Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, July 10 The Pinhook, Durham NC
Wednesday, July 11 Strange Matter, Richmond VA
Thursday, July 12 Parkway Theatre, Baltimore MD
Saturday, July 14 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, July 15 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Monday, July 16 L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal QC
Tuesday, July 17 ArtsRiot, Burlington VT
Tuesday, July 24 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Wednesday, July 25 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Thursday, July 26 The Bishop, Bloomington IN
Friday, July 27 The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI
Sunday, July 29 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH
Friday, August 17 Green Man Festival, Cardiff UK
Monday, August 20 Antwerp OLT, Antwerp BE
Wednesday, August 22 Conges Annules, Luxembourg
Thursday, August 23 Bad Bonn, Dudingen CH
Tuesday, August 28 Perfect Sounds Forever, Bergen NO
Friday, August 31 Misty Fields Festival, Heusden NL
Sunday, September 2 End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK
Thursday, October 25 The Dome at Tufnell Park, London UK

* w/ Belle & Sebastian

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Yo La Tengo – New US Dates In September

(pic : GODLIS)

Currently laying waste to Europe (well, entertaining major portions, anyway), Yo La Tengo have added additional U.S. shows in support of ‘There’s A Riot Going On’ kicking off September 11 in Providence, RI. If you’re sick to death of paying exorbitant ticket fees, just demand to get on the guest list like you work for a record company. WOAH, DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD? What I really meant is, local venues and kindly record shops are selling physical tickets sans service charge (see below).

(stream / purchase ‘There’s A Riot Going On’)

Tuesday, September 11 Columbus Theater, Providence RI
Presale password: youarehere
No fee tickets available at venue box office

Wednesday, September 12 Kingston BSP, Kingston NY
Presale password: RIOT
No fee tickets : Outdated Café, Rocket Number Nine Records, Jacks Rhythms, Woodstock Music Shop, Dark Side Records – all cash only

Thursday, September 13 The Asbury, Buffalo NY
No fee tickets available at venue box office

Friday, September 14 The Majestic, Detroit MI
No fee tickets available at venue box office and UHF Records

Saturday, September 15 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
No fee tickets available at venue box office

Monday, September 17 Delmar Hall, St. Louis MO
Presale password: Jersey
No fee tickets available at venue box office

Tuesday, September 18 The Lyric, Oxford MI
No fee tickets available at End of All Music

Thursday, September 20 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Presale password: RIOT
No fee tickets available at Good Records

Friday, September 21 Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX
No fee tickets available at Rumble (bar adjacent to venue)

Saturday, September 22 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
No fee tickets available at Cactus Music

Sunday, September 23 Mohawk, Austin TX
No fee tickets available at End of an Ear, Waterloo Records

previously announced tour dates :

May 17 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
May 19 – Le Cabaret Sauvage, Paris FR
May 20 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
May 31 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater
June 1 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater (SOLD OUT)
June 2 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
June 3 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
June 5 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore Theater
June 6 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore Theater
June 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
June 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 10 Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
Thursday, June 28 Rocks Off Concert Cruise, New York NY
Thursday, July 12 Mad Cool Festival Madrid ES
Friday, July 13 Nos Alive Festival Oeiras PT
Saturday, August 25 Badesøen Festival, Copenhagen DK
Sunday, August 26 Sommer in Altona, Hamburg DE
Monday, August 27 Doornrosje, Nijmegen NL
Wednesday, August 29 Komedia, Brighton UK
August 30 – September 2 End of the Road Festival, Larner Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, UK
August 30 – September 2 Into The Great Wide Open Festival Vlieland NL
Monday, October 8th – Umeda Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan
Tuesday, October 9th – Club Quattro – Nagoya, Japan
Wednesday, October 10th – Tsutaya O-East – Tokyo, Japan

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Liz Phair – Amps On The Lawn Tour, Autumn 2018

(photo by Elizabeth Weinberg)

In the wake of the wildly well-received ‘Girlysound To Guyville’ box set release and reissue of ‘Exile In Guyville’, Liz Phair is playing North American dates this September and October (see below). All (non-festival) shows go on sale this Friday at 10am local time, however there’s a presale tomorrow at 10am (CODE : AMPS) and another on Thursday at 10am (CODE : ONTHELAWN).

Thursday, September 6 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
Friday, September 7 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Saturday, Septemer 8, Hopscotch Festival, Raleigh NC
Monday, September 10 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY
Tuesday, September 11 Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, Cleveland OH
Thursday, September 13 Majestic Theater, Detroit MI
Saturday, September 15 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, September 18 The Showbox, Seattle WA
Wednesday, September 19 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Thursday, September 20 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Friday, September 21 The Theater at The Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA
Monday, September 24 Belly Up, Solana Beach CA
Tuesday, September 25 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Thursday, September 27 Mohawk, Austin TX
Friday, September 28 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, September 29 Ohana Music and Arts Festival, Dana Point CA
Monday, October 1 Exit/In, Nashville TN
Tuesday, October 2 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati OH
Wednesday, October 3 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, October 5 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, October 6 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Monday, October 8 Royale, Boston MA
Tuesday, October 9 Corona Theatre, Montreal QC
Wednesday, October 10 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON
Friday, October 12 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI

STREAM GIRLY SOUND TO GUYVILLE
stream/purchase ‘Exile In Guyville’ on LP or CD

Previously announced ‘Girly Sound To Guyville’ Tour Dates
Thursday, May 31 Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles CA [SOLD OUT]
Friday, June 1 Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA [SOLD OUT]
Saturday, June 2 The Crocodile, Seattle WA [SOLD OUT]
Monday, June 4 Turf Club, St. Paul MN * [SOLD OUT]
Wednesday, June 6 The Sinclair, Boston MA * [SOLD OUT]
Thursday, June 7 National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY * [SOLD OUT]
Friday, June 8 Wichita Riverfest, Wichita, KS
Saturday, June 9 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL * [SOLD OUT]

* support from Soccer Mommy

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VIDEO : Car Seat Headrest – “Bodys” (From “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon”)

Following an instantly sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Market Hotel, the expanded Car Seat Headrest lineup returned to NBC’s “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday evening for a performance of “Bodys” from ‘Twin Fantasy’.

In the wake of FYF Fest’s cancellation, Car Seat Headrest have added a sbow at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater on July 20. Tickets are on sale today at 10 am pacific time.

stream/order ‘Twin Fantasy’

Car Seat Headrest On Tour

Wednesday, May 16 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Friday, May 18 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
Saturday, May 19 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool, UK
Monday, May 21 Junction 2 Cambridge UK
Tuesday, May 22 SWX Bristol, UK
Wednesday, May 23 Roundhouse London, UK
Friday, May 25 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Saturday, May 26 Le Trabendo Paris, France
Monday, May 28 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, May 29 Kantine Cologne, Germany
Wednesday, May 30 Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, May 31 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany
Saturday, June 2, Primavera Sound Barcelona, Spain
Saturday, July 7 80/35 Festival Des Moines, IA
Monday, July 9 Festival d’Ete International De Quebec Quebec City, QC Friday, July 13 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
Saturday, July 14 Timber Outdoor Music Festival, Carnation WA
Sunday, July 15 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Tuesday, July 17 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA SOLD OUT
Wednesday, July 18 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Saturday, July 20 Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 22 Bunkhouse Saloon Las Vegas, CA SOLD OUT
Monday, July 23 191 Toole Tuscon, AZ
Tuesday, July 24 The Van Buren Phoenix, AZ
Friday, July 27 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Saturday, July 28 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
Monday, July 30 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, September 5 First Avenue Minneapolis MN
Thursday, September 6 Majestic Theatre Madison WI
Friday, September 7 Vic Theatre Chicago IL
Saturday, September 8 Majestic Theatre Detroit MI
Sunday, September 9 Newport Music Hall Columbus OH
Tuesday, September 11 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON
Wednesday, September 12 Corona Theatre Montreal, QC
Thursday, September 13 Royale Boston, MA
Friday, September 14 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, September 15 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, September 18 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, September 19 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Friday, September 21 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Saturday, September 22 Orange Peel Asheville NC
Monday, September 24 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
Thursday, September 27 Delmar Hall St. Louis, MO
Friday, September 28 Crossroads Kansas City, MO
Saturday, November 10 Rolling Stone Weekender Weissenhauser Strand, DE
Saturday, November 17 Rolling Stone Park Rust, DE

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STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS – “SPARKLE HARD – THE MOVIE”

Via Brook Linder, Dangerous Minds premiered the director’s long-awaited short documentary film about Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks’ forthcoming ‘Sparkle Hard’ earlier today.

preorder / stream ‘Sparkle Hard’

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour :

Friday, June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI
(SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

Tuesday, June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Thursday, June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH

Friday, June 8 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC
Tuesday, June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, June 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC
Tuesday, June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Friday, June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Saturday, June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR
Wednesday, October 17th Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Thursday, October 18th SWG3, Glasgow UK
Friday, October 19th Vicar St., Dublin IE
Sunday, October 21st SXW, Bristol UK
Monday, October 22nd The Asylum, Birmingham UK
Wednesday, October 24th Hackney Arts Center, London UK
Thursday, October 25th Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Monday, October 29th Lido, Berlin DE
Tuesday, October 30th Stadtgarten, Cologne DE
Wednesday October 31st Melkweg, Amsterdam NL

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OUT TODAY: Liz Phair – “Girly Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set”

Liz Phair’s comprehensive early-career retrospective, Girly Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Box Set is out today. The 56 tracks include  Phair’s three Girly-Sound tapes, as well as her seminal 1993 debut LP Exile in Guyville, remastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge.

The LP box set is now sold out on the Matador web-store, but copies are still available via indie record stores and third-party online retailers.

STREAM GIRLY SOUND TO GUYVILLE HERE

The team at our subterranean web development bunker has manufactured the “Guided Listening to Guyville” playlist to help digest all of Phair’s newly available material. The site that features lyrics, facts and live videos for each song in the expansive release. Check it out here.

Also premiering today: a newly remastered version of the video to “Never Said,” from Exile in Guyville. This video follows the recently reissued “Stratford-On-Guy,” also restored from its original masters.

Liz Phair at The Empty Bottle in Chicago IL. (photo by Marty Perez)

Upcoming Tour Dates
Thursday, May 31 Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles CA [SOLD OUT]
Friday, June 1 Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA [SOLD OUT]
Saturday, June 2 The Crocodile, Seattle WA [SOLD OUT]
Monday, June 4 Turf Club, St. Paul MN * [SOLD OUT]
Wednesday, June 6 The Sinclair, Boston MA * [SOLD OUT]
Thursday, June 7 National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY * [SOLD OUT]
Friday, June 8 Wichita Riverfest, Wichita, KS
Saturday, June 9 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL * [SOLD OUT]

* support from Soccer Mommy

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Out Now: ‘Beyondless’ – the fourth LP from Iceage


Photo: Kristian Emdal

Iceage take no issue with switching up their sound from project to project. While many of us would have been more than happy to hear a second act accompaniment to the rasping ‘You’re Nothing’ or a freewheeling ‘Plowing..’ Part 2, it’s with style and conviction that the band ceaselessly provide us with yet a new way of experiencing their world.

‘Beyondless’ is a record steeped in the miasma of old wrongs and new mistakes, hung on a scaffold of Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s most accomplished lyric writing to date. The title is a nod to the immortal Irish playwright – Samuel Beckett – whose bleak nuance and tendency to laugh directly into the abyss are appropriately mirrored in Rønnenfelt’s post-structuralist written reflections.

‘Beyondless’ is released today, buy it or stream it here

Iceage are in the middle of a short stretch of EU shows, before taking on a mammoth two month trip across North America:

Saturday, May 5 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NE
Sunday, May 6 Le Botanique, Bruxelles BE
Monday, May 7 Petit Bain, Paris FR
Tuesday, May 8 Scala, London UK
Thursday, May 10 Nordic Museum, Seattle WA
Wednesday, May 16 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Thursday, May 17 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
Friday, May 18 Union Stage, Washington DC
Saturday, May 19 The Camel, Richmond VA
Sunday, May 20 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Monday, May 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Tuesday, May 22 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, May 23 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Thursday, May 24 Santos, New Orleans LA
Friday, May 25 Rockefeller’s, Houston TX
Saturday, May 26 Club Dada, Dallas TX
Sunday, May 27 Barracuda, Austin TX
Tuesday, June 5 The Casbah, San Diego CA *
Wednesday, June 6 The Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA *
Thursday, June 7 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA *
Friday, June 8 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA *
Saturday, June 9 Huichica Music Festival, Sonoma CA
Monday, June 11 Mississippi Studios, Portland OR *
Tuesday, June 12 The Astoria, Vancouver BC*
Thursday, June 14 The Bartlett, Spokane WA *
Friday, June 15 The Rialto, Bozeman MT *
Saturday, June 16 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT *
Sunday, June 17 Bluebird Theater, Denver CO *
Monday, June 18 Waiting Room, Omaha NE *
Tuesday, June 19 7th St Entry, Minneapolis MN *
Wednesday, June 20 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI *
Friday, June 22 El Club, Detroit MI *
Saturday, June 23 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON *
Sunday, June 24 The 27 Club, Ottawa ON *
Monday, June 25 La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC *
Tuesday, June 26 3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH *
Wednesday, June 27 The Sinclair, Boston MA *
Thursday, June 28 Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY *
Thursday, July 12 Bankito festival, Lake Bank HU
Thursday, August 30 Sounddrive Festival, Gdansk PL
Friday, August 31 Off The Radar Festival, Hamburg DE
Monday, September 3 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, September 4 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Thursday, September 6 The Great Eastern, Glasgow UK
Friday, September 7 Workmans Club, Dublin IE
Saturday, September 8 Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
Sunday, September 9 Gorilla, Manchester UK
Monday, September 10 The Haunt, Brighton UK
Tuesday, September 11 Rotown, Rotterdam NL
Wednesday, September 12 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Thursday, September 13 Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg DE
Friday, September 14 Leffingeleuren Festival, Leffinge BE
Saturday, September 15 Bi Nuu, Berlin DE
Friday, September 21 Studenterhuset, Alborg DK
Monday, September 24 Tavastia, Helsinki FI
Tuesday, September 25 John Dee, Oslo NO
Wednesday, September 26 Debaser, Stockholm SE
Thursday, September 27 Pustervik, Goteborg SE
Friday, September 28 Kansas City, Odense DK
Friday, October 26 Hard Club, Porto PT
Saturday, October 27 Jameson Urban Routes Festival, Lisbon PT
Sunday, October 28 Sala X, Sevilla ES
Monday, October 29 El Sol, Madrid ES
Tuesday, October 30 Le [2], Barcelona ES
Friday, November 3 Rote Fabrik, Zurich CH

* w/ Mary Lattimore

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Snail Mail – “Heat Wave” Music Video

Following last month’s single “Pristine,” Snail Mail  released “Heat Wave” today ahead of her debut LP Lush. The video, directed by Brandon Herman, features Lindsey Jordan showing off her high school varsity hockey chops and not-to-be-overlooked air hockey skills to boot.

Lush is out on June 8th, pre-order the record here, and bundle it with a new Snail Mail t-shirt here.

Upcoming Snail Mail Dates
Friday, April 27 Sticky’z Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock AR #
Saturday, April 28 Exit / In, Nashville TN #
Tuesday, May 15th – Oslo – London, UK SOLD OUT
Saturday, May 19th – Gold Sounds 2018 – Leeds, UK
Sunday, May 20th – Gullivers – Manchester, UK
Monday, May 21st – Louisiana – Bristol, UK
Wednesday, May 23rd – Witloof Bar – Brussels, BE
Thursday, May 24th – Vera – Groningen, NL
Saturday, May 26th – London Calling – Amsterdam, NL
Tuesday, June 5 State Theater, Portland ME *
Wednesday, June 6 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT *
Thursday, June 7 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, June 9 Asbury Park Brewing, Asbury Park NJ
Tuesday, June 12 Black Cat, Washington D.C.
Wednesday, June 13 Cattivo, Pittsburgh PA
Thursday, June 14 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON
Friday, June 15 Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 16 Subterranean, Chicago IL
Sunday, June 17 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis MN
Monday, June 18 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines IA
Wednesday, June 20 Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
Friday, June 22 Funky Taco, Boise ID
Saturday, June 23 The Crocodile, Seattle WA
Sunday, June 24 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Monday, June 25 Holocene, Portland OR
Wednesday, June 27 Starline Social Club, Oakland CA
Thursday, June 28 Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA
Friday, June 29 The Cellar Door, Visalia CA
Saturday, June 30 Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA
Tuesday, July 3 Pub Rock Live, Scottsdale AZ
Friday, July 6 Three Links, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 7 George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville AR
Monday, July 9 Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA
Tuesday, July 10 The Pinhook, Durham NC
Wednesday, July 11 Strange Matter, Richmond VA
Thursday, July 12 Parkway Theatre, Baltimore MD
Saturday, July 14 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, July 15 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Monday, July 16 L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal QC
Tuesday, July 17 ArtsRiot, Burlington VT
Tuesday, July 24 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Wednesday, July 25 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Thursday, July 26 The Bishop, Bloomington IN
Friday, July 27 The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids MI
Sunday, July 29 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH

# w/ Japanese Breakfast
* w/ Belle & Sebastian

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Refute”, #sparklehard quiz/Spotify Playlist Generator (PLUS CENSORED ART)

Prior to May 18’s release of their hotly anticipated ‘Sparkle Hard’, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have unveiled another of the album’s world-class compositions, “Refute”, featuring guest vocals from Kim Gordon. Pressed to explain, Stephen’s claimed his intent was to “queer the duet”, by playing with “Nashville tropes in light of current trends in evolutionary psychology” and swapping “the classic He Said/She Said narrative, where in this case the ‘wife’ is the cheater, and the omniscient narrator enters at the end to offer cold comfort.”

stream / download “Refute”
preorder / stream ‘Sparkle Hard’


In addition, today marks your opportunity to take the STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS #sparklehard quiz to find out your sparkle level (YES, THAT’S WHAT IT SAYS HERE) and receive a custom @Spotify playlist with original ‘Sparkle Hard’ album art rejected by Matador’s free-expression phobic legal dept. Questions provided by the Jicks.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour :

Friday, June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI
(SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

Tuesday, June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Thursday, June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH

Friday, June 8 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC
Tuesday, June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, June 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC
Tuesday, June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Friday, June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Saturday, June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR
Wednesday, October 17th Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Thursday, October 18th SWG3, Glasgow UK
Friday, October 19th Vicar St., Dublin IE
Sunday, October 21st SXW, Bristol UK
Monday, October 22nd The Asylum, Birmingham UK
Wednesday, October 24th Hackney Arts Center, London UK
Thursday, October 25th Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Monday, October 29th Lido, Berlin DE
Tuesday, October 30th Stadtgarten, Cologne DE
Wednesday October 31st Melkweg, Amsterdam NL

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Car Seat Headrest – Fall 2018 North American Tour + Live at KEXP This Afternoon


photo by Mikeal Beland

On the heels of releasing Twin Fantasy (Mirror to Mirror) for the first time on vinyl this Record Store Day, Car Seat Headrest have extended their North American tour through September, adding to previously announced headlining dates and festivals in The U.S. and Europe. Tickets for newly announced shows are on sale this Friday at 10am Eastern.

Tune in to KEXP today at 3pm EST / Noon PST to hear Car Seat Headrest perform with their extended live lineup: Listen Here.

Car Seat Headrest On Tour, New Dates in Bold
Tuesday, May 8, Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY SOLD OUT
Wednesday, May 16 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Friday, May 18 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
Saturday, May 19 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool, UK
Monday, May 21 Junction 2 Cambridge UK
Tuesday, May 22 SWX Bristol, UK
Wednesday, May 23 Roundhouse London, UK
Friday, May 25 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Saturday, May 26 Le Trabendo Paris, France
Monday, May 28 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, May 29 Kantine Cologne, Germany
Wednesday, May 30 Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, May 31 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany
Saturday, June 2, Primavera Sound Barcelona, Spain
Saturday, July 7 80/35 Festival Des Moines, IA
Monday, July 9 Festival d’Ete International De Quebec Quebec City, QC Friday, July 13 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
Saturday, July 14 Timber Outdoor Music Festival, Carnation WA
Sunday, July 15 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Tuesday, July 17 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA SOLD OUT
Wednesday, July 18 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Saturday, July 21 FYF Fest Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 22 Bunkhouse Saloon Las Vegas, CA SOLD OUT
Monday, July 23 191 Toole Tuscon, AZ
Tuesday, July 24 The Van Buren Phoenix, AZ
Friday, July 27 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Saturday, July 28 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
Monday, July 30 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, September 5 First Avenue Minneapolis MN
Thursday, September 6 Majestic Theatre Madison WI
Friday, September 7 Vic Theatre Chicago IL
Saturday, September 8 Majestic Theatre Detroit MI
Sunday, September 9 Newport Music Hall Columbus OH
Tuesday, September 11 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON
Wednesday, September 12 Corona Theatre Montreal, QC
Thursday, September 13 Royale Boston, MA
Friday, September 14 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, September 15 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, September 18 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, September 19 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Friday, September 21 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Saturday, September 22 Orange Peel Asheville NC
Monday, September 24 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
Thursday, September 27 Delmar Hall St. Louis, MO
Friday, September 28 Crossroads Kansas City, MO
Saturday, November 10 Rolling Stone Weekender Weissenhauser Strand, DE
Saturday, November 17 Rolling Stone Park Rust, DE

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Kurt Vile announces UK & European Fall headline tour with The Violators

After a two year break since since the last Kurt Vile headline tour of Europe, the Prince of Philadelphia returns in the Fall with The Violators in tow.

Kurt and his band will play in eight different European territories before hitting the UK for two back-to-back shows at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in mid November, amongst some wider regional dates.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 27th at 10am (BST) / 11am (CEST).

You may have spotted our teaser yesterday..

Friday, October 12th – Grünspan – Hamburg, DE
Saturday, October 13th – Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE
Sunday, October 14th – Rockefeller – Oslo, NO
Monday, October 15th – Bern – Stockholm, SE
Tuesday, October 16th – Vega – Copenhagen, DK
Thursday, October 18th – Huxleys – Berlin, DE
Friday, October 19th –  Muffathalle – Munich, DE
Saturday, October 20th – X-Tra – Zurich, CH
Sunday, October 21st – Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR
Monday, October 22ns – Apolo – Barcelona, ES
Tuesday, October 23rd – Teatro Barceló – Madrid, ES
Thursday, October 25th – Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT
Friday, October 26th – Hard Club – Porto, PT
Sunday, October 28th – Rockschool Barbey – Bordeaux, FR
Monday, October 29th – La Cigale – Paris, FR
Tuesday, October 30th – Autumn Falls @ AB – Brussels, BE
Thursday, November 1st – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
Friday, November 2nd –  Kantine – Köln, DE
Monday, November 5th – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
Tuesday, November 6th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK
Wednesday, November 7th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK
Thursday, November 8th – St Philips Gate – Bristol, UK
Friday, November 9th – The Crossing – Birmingham, UK
Saturday, November 10th – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
Sunday, November 11th – 02 Academy – Leeds, UK
Tuesday, November 13th – 02 ABC – Glasgow, UK
Wednesday, November 14th – Vicar Street – Dublin, IR

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Liz Phair – “Bomb: (‘Girly-Sound’ version), “Stratford On Guy” Video (remastered audio)

(photo by Elizabeth Weinberg)

“Stratford On Guy” (directed by Liz Phair)

Prior to the May 4 release of ‘Girly-Sound To Guyville’ : The 25th Anniversary Box Set’, we’ve released the remastered audio for “Bomb” (culled from ‘Sooty’, the third ‘Girly-Sound’ cassette’) as well as premiering Phair’s video for “Stratford On Guy” (the song that “Bomb” would eventually morph into) with remastered audio as well (above).

“We were in talks with labels about the second record – Matador was being courted by Atlantic – and Danny Goldberg came backstage to meet me. I told him about my idea for the next video – ‘Stratford-On-Guy’ – explaining that we were stalled due to budget constraints. He asked ‘what do you need?’ I said, ‘a private plane to fly over downtown LA and get footage at night.’ I wanted to shoot the electric veins of the city. He just said, ‘done!’ It was one of those real rock star moments.

So my husband, his friend Michael Mees, who was the DP, and I went up in this 8 seater Lear Jet and got the greatest footage ever. We were literally flying sideways so Michael could shoot straight down over the rooftops of all the buildings. We were executing these tight turns above the skyscrapers and the G force was incredible. You could feel your internal organs dragging to the other side of your body cavity. Michael was using this really heavy camera and Jim, my husband, had to hold onto him as we shot. The lens of the camera was pressing down against the window pane and I remember Michael nervously joking – and not really in jest – that the glass beneath him better hold. It was so fun. We made two approaches into the airport so we could capture that fantastic runway lighting. Those images are etched in my memory forever. I seem to recall I somehow wedged my head up between the pilots like a dog peering over the backseat so I could see that awesome 180* cockpit view, too. Good times!” – Liz Phair

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Stream / preorder ‘Exile in Guyville’

Upcoming Tour Dates
Thursday, May 31 Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles CA SOLD OUT
Friday, June 1 Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 2 The Crocodile, Seattle WA SOLD OUT
Monday, June 4 Turf Club, St. Paul MN * SOLD OUT
Wednesday, June 6 The Sinclair, Boston MA * SOLD OUT
Thursday, June 7 National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY * SOLD OUT
Friday, June 8 Wichita Riverfest, Wichita, KS
Saturday, June 9 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL * SOLD OUT

* – Soccer Mommy supports

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Iceage – ‘The day the music dies’ – new track & video

Iceage have released a new video for their track ‘The Day the music dies’ – shot on location in Detroit -Directed produced by Iceage & Graeme Flegenheimer

The band will be kicking off their EU leg of dates on May 2nd in Copenhagen, two days before the official release of ‘Beyondless’, before heading to the US for a grand headline tour later in the month

Pre-order ‘Beyondless’

Iceage on tour :

Saturday, May 5 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NE
Sunday, May 6 Le Botanique, Bruxelles BE
Monday, May 7 Petit Bain, Paris FR
Tuesday, May 8 Scala, London UK
Thursday, May 10 Nordic Museum, Seattle WA
Wednesday, May 16 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Thursday, May 17 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
Friday, May 18 Union Stage, Washington DC
Saturday, May 19 The Camel, Richmond VA
Sunday, May 20 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Monday, May 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Tuesday, May 22 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, May 23 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Thursday, May 24 Santos, New Orleans LA
Friday, May 25 Rockefeller’s, Houston TX
Saturday, May 26 Club Dada, Dallas TX
Sunday, May 27 Barracuda, Austin TX
Tuesday, June 5 The Casbah, San Diego CA *
Wednesday, June 6 The Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA *
Thursday, June 7 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA *
Friday, June 8 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA *
Saturday, June 9 Huichica Music Festival, Sonoma CA
Monday, June 11 Mississippi Studios, Portland OR *
Tuesday, June 12 The Astoria, Vancouver BC*
Thursday, June 14 The Bartlett, Spokane WA *
Friday, June 15 The Rialto, Bozeman MT *
Saturday, June 16 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT *
Sunday, June 17 Bluebird Theater, Denver CO *
Monday, June 18 Waiting Room, Omaha NE *
Tuesday, June 19 7th St Entry, Minneapolis MN *
Wednesday, June 20 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI *
Friday, June 22 El Club, Detroit MI *
Saturday, June 23 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON *
Sunday, June 24 The 27 Club, Ottawa ON *
Monday, June 25 La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC *
Tuesday, June 26 3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH *
Wednesday, June 27 The Sinclair, Boston MA *
Thursday, June 28 Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY *
Thursday, July 12 Bankito festival, Lake Bank HU
Thursday, August 30 Sounddrive Festival, Gdansk PL
Friday, August 31 Off The Radar Festival, Hamburg DE
Monday, September 3 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, September 4 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Thursday, September 6 The Great Eastern, Glasgow UK
Friday, September 7 Workmans Club, Dublin IE
Saturday, September 8 Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
Sunday, September 9 Gorilla, Manchester UK
Monday, September 10 The Haunt, Brighton UK
Tuesday, September 11 Rotown, Rotterdam NL
Wednesday, September 12 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Thursday, September 13 Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg DE
Friday, September 14 Leffingeleuren Festival, Leffinge BE
Saturday, September 15 Bi Nuu, Berlin DE
Friday, September 21 Studenterhuset, Alborg DK
Monday, September 24 Tavastia, Helsinki FI
Tuesday, September 25 John Dee, Oslo NO
Wednesday, September 26 Debaser, Stockholm SE
Thursday, September 27 Pustervik, Goteborg SE
Friday, September 28 Kansas City, Odense DK
Friday, October 26 Hard Club, Porto PT
Saturday, October 27 Jameson Urban Routes Festival, Lisbon PT
Sunday, October 28 Sala X, Sevilla ES
Monday, October 29 El Sol, Madrid ES
Tuesday, October 30 Le [2], Barcelona ES
Friday, November 3 Rote Fabrik, Zurich CH

* w/ Mary Lattimore

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Iceage – “Juan’s Basement Live” Session

Following their “Opening Nights” residencies in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Iceage’s recent session for Pitchfork’s “Juan’s Basement Live” series can be viewed above. Global touring on behalf of the forthcoming ‘Beyondless’ kicks off May 5 in Amsterdam (dates below).

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Iceage on tour :

Saturday, May 5 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NE
Sunday, May 6 Le Botanique, Bruxelles BE
Monday, May 7 Petit Bain, Paris FR
Tuesday, May 8 Scala, London UK
Thursday, May 10 Nordic Museum, Seattle WA
Wednesday, May 16 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Thursday, May 17 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
Friday, May 18 Union Stage, Washington DC
Saturday, May 19 The Camel, Richmond VA
Sunday, May 20 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Monday, May 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Tuesday, May 22 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, May 23 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Thursday, May 24 Santos, New Orleans LA
Friday, May 25 Rockefeller’s, Houston TX
Saturday, May 26 Club Dada, Dallas TX
Sunday, May 27 Barracuda, Austin TX
Tuesday, June 5 The Casbah, San Diego CA *
Wednesday, June 6 The Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA *
Thursday, June 7 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA *
Friday, June 8 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA *
Saturday, June 9 Huichica Music Festival, Sonoma CA
Monday, June 11 Mississippi Studios, Portland OR *
Tuesday, June 12 The Astoria, Vancouver BC*
Thursday, June 14 The Bartlett, Spokane WA *
Friday, June 15 The Rialto, Bozeman MT *
Saturday, June 16 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT *
Sunday, June 17 Bluebird Theater, Denver CO *
Monday, June 18 Waiting Room, Omaha NE *
Tuesday, June 19 7th St Entry, Minneapolis MN *
Wednesday, June 20 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI *
Friday, June 22 El Club, Detroit MI *
Saturday, June 23 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON *
Sunday, June 24 The 27 Club, Ottawa ON *
Monday, June 25 La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC *
Tuesday, June 26 3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH *
Wednesday, June 27 The Sinclair, Boston MA *
Thursday, June 28 Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY *
Thursday, July 12 Bankito festival, Lake Bank HU
Thursday, August 30 Sounddrive Festival, Gdansk PL
Friday, August 31 Off The Radar Festival, Hamburg DE
Monday, September 3 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, September 4 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Thursday, September 6 The Great Eastern, Glasgow UK
Friday, September 7 Workmans Club, Dublin IE
Saturday, September 8 Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
Sunday, September 9 Gorilla, Manchester UK
Monday, September 10 The Haunt, Brighton UK
Tuesday, September 11 Rotown, Rotterdam NL
Wednesday, September 12 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Thursday, September 13 Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg DE
Friday, September 14 Leffingeleuren Festival, Leffinge BE
Saturday, September 15 Bi Nuu, Berlin DE
Friday, September 21 Studenterhuset, Alborg DK
Monday, September 24 Tavastia, Helsinki FI
Tuesday, September 25 John Dee, Oslo NO
Wednesday, September 26 Debaser, Stockholm SE
Thursday, September 27 Pustervik, Goteborg SE
Friday, September 28 Kansas City, Odense DK
Friday, October 26 Hard Club, Porto PT
Saturday, October 27 Jameson Urban Routes Festival, Lisbon PT
Sunday, October 28 Sala X, Sevilla ES
Monday, October 29 El Sol, Madrid ES
Tuesday, October 30 Le [2], Barcelona ES
Friday, November 3 Rote Fabrik, Zurich CH

* w/ Mary Lattimore

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Spoon : Ad Rock Remix of “Can I Sit Next To You”

With yet another leg of global touring in support of ‘Hot Thoughts’ around the corner, Spoon have released Ad Rock’s remix of one of the album’s standouts, “Can I Sit Next To You”.

stream / download “Can I Sit Next To You” (Ad-Rock remix)
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Spoon on tour :

Sunday, May 13 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN@
Monday, May 14 Iron City, Birmingham AL@
Wednesday, May 16 The Pageant, St. Louis MO@
Thursday, May 17 The Jones Assembly, Oklahoma OK@
Friday, May 18 Wildflower Arts & Music Festival, Richardson TX
Friday, May 25 Sasquatch Music Festival, George WA
Sunday, June 3rd – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
Monday, June 4 Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin IE
Wednesday, June 6th – Alhambra – Paris, FR
Thursday, June 7th – Manufaktur – Schorndorf, DE
Friday, June 8th – Funkhaus – Berlin, DE
Saturday, June 9th – Taubchenthal – Leipzig, DE
Monday, June 18 Blue Hills Bank Pavillion, Boston MA *
Tuesday, June 19 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester NY *
Wednesday, June 20 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY *
Friday, June 22 Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA *
Monday, June 25 PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati OH *
Tuesday, June 26 9th Street Summerfest at Blue Note Outdoors, Columbia MO *
Thursday, June 28 Wooly’s, Des Moines IA
Saturday, June 30 Surly Brewery, Minneapolis MN *

@ w/ Walker Lukens
* w/ Grizzly Bear, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

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Via Pitchfork : Stephen Malkmus (Solo) Session, Live from Saint John’s Episcopal Rectory

Earlier today, along with an interview conducted by Alex Frank, Pitchfork premiered a six song solo session from Stephen Malkmus recorded at Brooklyn’s St. John’s Episcopal Rectory (above).

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour :

Friday, June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI
(SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

Tuesday, June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Thursday, June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH

Friday, June 8 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC
Tuesday, June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, June 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC
Tuesday, June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Friday, June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Saturday, June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR

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Coming May 18 : Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – ‘Sparkle Hard’

(photo : James Rexroad)

As a few of you sleuths (professional and otherwise) doubtlessly figured out from the earlier tour announcement and debut of “Middle America”,there’s a new album from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on the way May 18, and it’s called ‘Sparkle Hard’.  Produced by Chris Funk, the album’s prerelease track, “Shiggy” can heard today on all relevant / responsible streaming platforms.

Modesty and plain good manners might prevent them from saying so themselves, but the fact that Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have thrived, rather than simply endured over 17 years and delivered six albums of buzzy, sub-cultural significance, constitutes an impressive legacy. The challenge with album number seven is one that any successful band with integrity faces: how to safeguard that legacy and hold on to their identity without rehashing old ground (unthinkable), and also say something meaningful while (crucially) having fun doing it?

Meeting that issue head on in the run up to The Jicks’ seventh record involved some “navel gazing”, according to singer, songwriter, and guitarist Malkmus and not only in terms of what it means to be releasing music in 2018. If, like him, you’re a voracious consumer of all kinds of culture and feel the need to interact with it, rather than just react, then inevitably “there’s a world that prompts you to put your best foot forward”. With Sparkle Hard Malkmus, Mike Clark (keyboards), Joanna Bolme (bass) and Jake Morris (drums) do exactly that. And they hit the ground running – on air treads.

It’s light ’n’ breezy, head-down heavy, audacious, melancholic and reflective, goodtime and bodacious, and it pulls off the smartest trick: it’s both unmistakeably The Jicks and – due to the streamlining of their trademark tics and turns, plus the introduction of some unexpected flourishes (Auto-Tune! A fiddle! Guest vocalist Kim Gordon! One seven-minute song with an acoustic folk intro!) – The Jicks refashioned. If 2014’s ‘Wig Out At Jag Bags’ balanced the lengthy prog workouts of ‘Pig Lib’ with ‘Mirror Traffic’’s sparky pop moments, then ‘Sparkle Hard’ bears less obvious direct relation to what’s come before. It also has turbocharged energy and enthusiasm by the truckload.

Malkmus started writing ‘Sparkle Hard’ in 2015. He’d upgraded his home-recording equipment and bought some electronic drums and had been working on the Netflix series ‘Flaked” (he penned the incidental music and the end theme song). Demos were done in one day in April of 2017 and then in May, The Jicks started recording at a new studio in Portland called Halfling, which is managed by multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk of The Decemberists, who produced the album.

Self-indulgent escapism has never been The Jicks’ bag, but on ‘Sparkle Hard’, the reality of modern life sits closer to the surface, communication cutting to the chase whether it’s a proto-punk grind or a back-porch country duet doing the talking. A cleaner burn for dark and complex times. – Sharon O’Connell


stream / download “Shiggy”
preorder / stream ‘Sparkle Hard’

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour :

Friday, June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI
(SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

Tuesday, June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Thursday, June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH

Friday, June 8 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC
Tuesday, June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, June 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC
Tuesday, June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Friday, June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Saturday, June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR

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VIDEO: Belle and Sebastian – “Poor Boy” + “The Belle and Sebastian Mixtape Maker”

Belle and Sebastian have released a video for “Poor Boy,” a track from EP3 of How To Solve Our Human Problems. The video, which features Stuart and company on a normal evening off, is directed by Oscar Sansom & Ciaran Lyons of The Forest of Black.

In conjunction with the release of the new video, the group has also announced “The Belle and Sebastian Mixtape Maker,” which allows you to create a sharable Spotify playlist and customized image that replicates the How To Solve Our Human Problems cover.

Belle and Sebastian are currently on tour with Julien Baker in the United Kingdom. They’ll be touring North America this June, with support from Snail Mail, Perfume Genius and others.

Upcoming Tour Dates
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage *
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall *
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall *
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *
Wed-02-May – Australia, Perth – Astor Theatre
Fri-04-May – Australia, St Kilda – Palais Theatre
Sat-05-May – Australia, Sydney – Sydney Opera House
Mon-07-May – Australia, Brisbane Qld – Tivoli
Fri-25-May – UK, Glasgow – Galvanizers Yard
Tue-Jun-05 – Portland, ME – State Theatre**
Wed-Jun-06 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall**
Fri-Jun-08 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium***
Sat-Jun-09 – Washington, DC – The Anthem^
Sun-Jun-10 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle^+
Mon-Jun-11 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre^
Sat-Jun-16 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater^
Sun-Jun-17 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory^
Tue-Jun-19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater+
Wed-Jun-20 – Sundance, UT – Sundance Amphitheater+
Fri-Jun-22 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park+
Mon-Jun-25 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater+
Thu-Jun-28 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre+
Fri-Jun-29 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre+
Sat-Jun-30 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre+

(* – with Julien Baker)
(** – with Snail Mail)
(*** – with Perfume Genius and Frankie Cosmos)
(^ – with Men I Trust)
(+ with Japanese Breakfast)

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