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Steve Gunn & The Outliners : Global Touring Continued , NYC Show December 9

September 29th, 2016 at 10:32 am by Gerard

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Steve Gunn & The Outliners’ touring in support of the amazing ‘Eyes On The Lines’ continued last night at San Francisco’s Chapel and moves on to Los Angeles Friday for a show at the Echo (full schedule below). In addition, Steve and band are headlining New York’s Bell House on December 9 with support from two other contenders for best-band-on-the-planet, Endless Boogie and 75 Dollar Bill.

Tour dates :

NORTH AMERICA

Fri. September 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. October 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Sunday, October 2 – Bunkhouse, Las Vegas NV
Monday, October 3 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Thursday, October 6 – Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Friday, October 7 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Saturday, October 8 – Metro, Chicago IL
Sunday, October 9 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA
Friday, December 9 – The Bell House, NYC NY (with Endless Boogie and 75 Dollar Bill)

9/29-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.


EUROPE

Friday, October 28 – K4, Nürnberg (D)
Saturday, October 29 – Aalhaus – Hamburg (D)
Sunday, October 30 – Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Monday, October 31 – Atlas – Aarhus (DK)
Tuesday, November 1 – Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Wednesday, November 2 – Cafe Mono – Oslo (N)
Thursday, November 3 – Kägelbanan – Stockholm (S)
Friday, November 4 – Musikcaféen – Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday, November 5 – Auster Club – Berlin (D)
Sunday, November 6 – King George – Köln (D)
Monday, November 7 – Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver – Leffinge (B)
Tuesday, November 8 – Rotown Rotterdam – Rotterdam (NL)
Wednesday, November 9 – Autumn Falls @ Het Bos – Antwerpen (B)
Thursday, November 10 – Le Guess Who? – Utrecht (NL)
Friday, November 11 – Le Trabendo – Paris (F) with Kevin Morby*
Saturday, November 12 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton (UK)
Sunday, November 13 – The De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Monday, November 14 – 100 Club London – London (UK)
Tuesday, November 15 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday, November 16 – Whelan’s – Dublin (Ireland)
Thursday, November 17 – McHugh’s Bar – Belfast (UK)
Friday, November 18 – Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
Saturday, November 19 – High & Lonesome @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
Sunday, November 20 – Gullivers – Manchester (UK)

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purchase and/or stream ‘Eyes On The Lines’ from the following:
The Matador Store
Spotify
Steve Gunn Store
iTunes

Google

Steve Gunn online :

official site
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Instagram
Twitter

VINYL OUT TODAY: Archy Marshall’s ‘A New Place 2 Drown’

September 23rd, 2016 at 11:00 am by Rian

Surprise! The Archy Marshall album A New Place 2 Drown (released digitally last December) is finally seeing a physical release via True Panther Sounds & XL Recordings. As of today, this moment even, you can order a vinyl copy online or head to your local indie.unnamed-4

If you have not already done so, take the time to check out short documentary film of the same name below.

The physical version of the album has morphed with a new cover (designed by Jack Marshall), bright orange inners and a double-sided poster.

King Krule is playing this year’s Beach Goth Festival. Tickets are available HERE.

Steve Gunn & The Outliners : Today On KEXP

September 21st, 2016 at 10:54 am by Gerard

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(photo courtesy Tom Daly photography)

Steve Gunn and The Outliners are in sesssion today on KEXP at 3pm eastern / noon pacific time. Listen online at KEXP.org or via 90.3 in the Seattle area.

Tour dates :

NORTH AMERICA

Wednesday, September 21 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
Thursday, September 22 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
Friday, September 23 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Saturday, September 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Sunday, September 25 – The Saint, Reno NY
Monday, September 26 – Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub, Sacramento CA
Tuesday, September 27 – Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA
Wed. September 28 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Fri. September 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. October 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Sunday, October 2 – Bunkhouse, Las Vegas NV
Monday, October 3 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Thursday, October 6 – Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Friday, October 7 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Saturday, October 8 – Metro, Chicago IL
Sunday, October 9 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA

9/21-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.


EUROPE

Friday, October 28 – K4, Nürnberg (D)
Saturday, October 29 – Aalhaus – Hamburg (D)
Sunday, October 30 – Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Monday, October 31 – Atlas – Aarhus (DK)
Tuesday, November 1 – Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Wednesday, November 2 – Cafe Mono – Oslo (N)
Thursday, November 3 – Kägelbanan – Stockholm (S)
Friday, November 4 – Musikcaféen – Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday, November 5 – Auster Club – Berlin (D)
Sunday, November 6 – King George – Köln (D)
Monday, November 7 – Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver – Leffinge (B)
Tuesday, November 8 – Rotown Rotterdam – Rotterdam (NL)
Wednesday, November 9 – Autumn Falls @ Het Bos – Antwerpen (B)
Thursday, November 10 – Le Guess Who? – Utrecht (NL)
Friday, November 11 – Le Trabendo – Paris (F) with Kevin Morby*
Saturday, November 12 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton (UK)
http://www.seetickets.com/event/steve-gunn/the-hope-ruin/998835
Sunday, November 13 – The De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Monday, November 14 – 100 Club London – London (UK)
Tuesday, November 15 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday, November 16 – Whelan’s – Dublin (Ireland)
Thursday, November 17 – McHugh’s Bar – Belfast (UK)
Friday, November 18 – Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
Saturday, November 19 – High & Lonesome @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
Sunday, November 20 – Gullivers – Manchester (UK)

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purchase and/or stream ‘Eyes On The Lines’ from the following:
The Matador Store
Spotify
Steve Gunn Store
iTunes

Google

Steve Gunn online :

official site
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Yo La Tengo – ‘Murder In The Second Degree’ CD’s Now Available (From Them, Not Us)

September 20th, 2016 at 12:48 pm by Gerard

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The long-awaited sequel to ‘Yo La Tengo Is Murdering The Classics’ is finally available. From Yo La Tengo.com :

We’re Back, Back in the New York Groove

We can think of no more apt a headline for this second edition of “highlights” of our annual appearance on WFMU. Admittedly, the station resides in Jersey City, not New York, and among the many beats deployed within, all fall safely outside of the category of “groove.” Yet apt is apt. You better believe it.

So impressive is Adrian Tomine‘s cover art that it is entirely possible that you, the prospective purchaser, are unfamiliar with what will unfold for the next 76 minutes should you be so rash as to part with your hard-earned money. For the last 20 years (and counting), Yo La Tengo, accompanied by cub reporter Bruce Bennett, have performed live on WFMU during their fundraising Marathon, and in return for listeners’ pledges of support, we have attempted to play their requests, with no prior knowledge of what those requests will be, and without utilizing any of the many web sites that provide lyrics and chords. We rely instead on a lifetime of listening and the forgiveness of our audience.

As with this volume’s predecessor, we will not tell you what songs are essayed. A track listing that includes, say, “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Rock and Roll Love Letter” and “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” (one of which is here; the other two have never been requested) will all but demand imagining how it might sound, and you will be wrong. As listeners familiar with Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics already know, but you will learn the hard way: There are endless ways to ruin a song.

And let’s all raise a glass of something non-alcoholic to WFMU’s Gaylord Fields, who has either hosted or co-hosted us for all 20 (and counting) years.

We compiled Murder in the 2nd Degree years ago. Would it have made sense to tweak the contents, and add some more recent material? Undoubtedly. But that would require us to listen back to more of these performances. And as Half Japanese put it so aptly on “No More Beatlemania” (not included): “Once is enough.”

PURCHASE YOURS AT THE YO LA TENGO MERCH TABLE OR HERE

Ayocote Morado beans

September 18th, 2016 at 12:49 pm by Patrick

Attention! Please budget two days to cook these beans. They need a lot of time and care – but trust me, it’s worth it. This recipe is U.V. (Unintentionally Vegan).

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Originally from Oaxaca, the big, meaty ayocote morado was one of the first cultivated crops of the New World. Get yours from a reliably fresh source such as Rancho Gordo.

THE DAY BEFORE: Soak 1 cup beans in 1 quart water with 1 tbs kosher or sea salt, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp whole black peppercorns.

THE DAY OF, ABOUT 6-7 HOURS BEFORE YOU EAT:

neutral oil such as grapeseed
1/4 white onion, chopped
1/4 yellow onion, chopped
1 hot Italian-style cherry pepper, chopped, divided
2/3 mild Itlalian style (not bell) pepper, chopped
2 chiles de arbol, microwaved for 30 seconds, ground, divided
Greek oregano
1 1/2 tbs good tomato paste
salt
freshly ground black pepper

Saute all the onion in 1 tbs grapeseed oil till soft and starting to brown. Add 1/2 of the hot cherry pepper and all the Italian pepper and continue sauteing until cooked and aromatic. Add beans, their soaking water, plus enough extra water to cover beans by at least 2 inches. Add 1/2 the ground chiles de arbol, about 1 tsp salt, a good shake of oregano, stir well and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer 4-5 hours*. Keep a kettle of hot water ready to add extra water if necessary – the tips of the beans should remain submerged, but at the same time you want the liquid to reduce and get thicker, so don’t dilute too much. During the process you will be monitoring the level of liquid, the doneness of the beans and the simmer rate (which should be more than “the occasional bubble” but should not be remotely close to boiling), so you will be spending a lot of time adjusting in the kitchen.

Toward the end, saute the rest of the cherry pepper in some oil, charring slightly if possible. Add with the tomato paste and the remainder of the ground chile de arbol. Taste for salt, correcting. Bring to a boil again and then simmer for at least another 30-45 minutes.

Taste to ensure the beans are creamy (not just starchy). Allow to sit at room temp for some time. Test again, and if starchy, bring to a boil again, with more water if necessary, and then simmer for another 30 minutes or so. Again allow to sit at room temp 30-45 minutes until perfect creaminess is attained.

Sauce should be rich, thick and brown. Serve over rice.

If reheating the next day: bring to a simmer slowly with a small splash of water. Refresh the beans with some more sauted chopped hot cherry pepper and about half of another roasted, ground chile de arbol. Repeat for every reheat. The beans will get better and better over the course of two weeks.

Note: Try to control the temptation to add extra ingredients. This is a bean with a huge personality of its own and you will want its flavor to dominate. Once you get this right, you will want more.

Serves 2.

* It can be difficult to keep the simmer going on the stove. If you can find the right temperature in your oven to keep it at a steady simmer (and this will take some checking, plus constantly opening and closing the oven door to check and occasionally add water will shift the temperature), you may get more consistent results, and in fact creamier beans – since the pot is warmed on all sides. In my oven, it works best at about 300-310F 425F and the lid half on.

Perfume Genius Covered Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love” For Prada

September 16th, 2016 at 3:32 pm by Rian

In collaboration with Prada, there is a Perfume Genius cover of Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love” out in the world. This cover is every bit has amazing as you’d imagine it to be. A clip of the song can be previewed in the ad above and the full version available from your preferred streaming here: http://smarturl.it/CantHelpFallingNLove

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Kim Gordon – “Murdered Out”

September 12th, 2016 at 9:29 am by Gerard

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(photo by Jamie Brisick)

“Murdered Out”

Earlier this morning, NPR Music premiered “Murdered Out”, the first single by Kim Gordon issued under her own name, recorded with producer Justin Raisen and Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa. The following are Kim’s words on the subject :

Black matte spray.

When I moved back to LA I noticed more and more cars painted with black matte spray, tinted windows, blackened logos, and black wheels. This was something I had occasionally seen in the past, part of low-rider car culture. A reclaiming of a corporate symbol of American success, The Car, from an outsider’s point of view. A statement-making rejection of the shiny brand new look, the idea of a new start, the promise of power, and the freedom on the open road. Like an option on a voting ballot, “none of the above.”

“Murdered Out,” as a look, is now creeping into mainstream culture as a design trend. A coffee brand. A clothing line. A nail polish color.

Black-on-black matte is the ultimate expression in digging out, getting rid of, purging the soul. Like a black hole, the supreme inward look, a culture collapsing in on itself, the outsider as an unwilling participant as the “It” look.

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I met the uber talented Justin Raisen, the producer, offhandedly. He was working on a project with another artist and kept sending me tracks to listen to with the possibility of getting me to sing on one of them. When I learned I could make up my own lyrics, I was in. With the remaining bits of unused vocals, he started what would be “Murdered Out.” Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) plays drums, based on the trashy drums that Justin first laid down. I went back and did more vocals and guitar and we mixed it…”Murdered Out” was such a great surprise! Looking forward to our next collaboration.

Kim Gordon

August 2016

Stream or download “Murdered Out”

Kim Gordon playlist at Spotify

Kim Gordon – Twitter
Kim Gordon – Instagram
Justin Raisen – Twitter

Lucy Dacus – ‘No Burden’ LP reissue available today

September 9th, 2016 at 11:06 am by Gerard

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(photo by Dustin Condren)

Matador’s repress of the LP version of Lucy Dacus’ critically acclaimed debut, ‘No Burden’ in available today, September 9 and can be ordered here. Clear vinyl versions with a limited edition signed poster are in stock at our lovely offices right this moment. The CD and digital versions, though less likely to make a pleasant THUD sound when dropped on your doorstep, kitchen counter or pillow, are available from the usual suspects, listed below.

Lucy Dacus on tour :

Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore MD% SOLD OUT
Thursday, September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY$ SOLD OUT
Friday, September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY$
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival Cincinnati OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison WI$
Wednesday, September 28 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN
Friday, September 30 – Stubbs’s, Austin TX*, SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond VA
Friday, October 21 – Primavera Club, Barcelona
Tuesday, October 25 – Eldorado, Switzerland
Wednesday, October 26 – Pitchfork Avant-Garde @ La Mecanique Undulatory , Paris
Friday, October 28 – Charlatan, Gent
Saturday, October 29 – DDW Music @ Altstadt, Eindhoven
Sunday, October 30 – New Fall Festival, Düsseldorf
Tuesday, November 1 – The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Wednesday, November 2 – The Waiting Room, London
Thursday, November 3 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Friday, November 4 – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds

% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest
* w/ Andrew Bird

You can order No Burden from the following:

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Bandcamp
Spotify/a>
Your local independent record store

Lucy Dacus online

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Steve Gunn & The Outliners : Touring Resumes Tomorrow Night

September 8th, 2016 at 1:48 pm by Gerard

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Friday night in picturesque Maquoketa, Iowa, Steve Gunn and The Outliners resuming their hectic global touring schedule in support of album-of-the-year candidate, ‘Eyes On The Lines’. Details below :

NORTH AMERICA

Friday, September 9 – Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, Maquoketa IA
Saturday, September 10 – Lansdown Theatre, Lansdowne PA
Saturday, September 17 – Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI
Sunday, September 18 – The Aquarium, Fargo, ND
Wednesday, September 21 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
Thursday, September 22 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
Friday, September 23 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Saturday, September 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Sunday, September 25 – The Saint, Reno NY
Monday, September 26 – Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub, Sacramento CA
Tuesday, September 27 – Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA
Wed. September 28 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Fri. September 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. October 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Sunday, October 2 – Bunkhouse, Las Vegas NV
Monday, October 3 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Thursday, October 6 – Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Friday, October 7 – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Saturday, October 8 – Metro, Chicago IL
Sunday, October 9 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA

9/21-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.


EUROPE

Friday, October 28 – K4, Nürnberg (D)
Saturday, October 29 – Aalhaus – Hamburg (D)
Sunday, October 30 – Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Monday, October 31 – Atlas – Aarhus (DK)
Tuesday, November 1 – Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Wednesday, November 2 – Cafe Mono – Oslo (N)
Thursday, November 3 – Kägelbanan – Stockholm (S)
Friday, November 4 – Musikcaféen – Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday, November 5 – Auster Club – Berlin (D)
Sunday, November 6 – King George – Köln (D)
Monday, November 7 – Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver – Leffinge (B)
Tuesday, November 8 – Rotown Rotterdam – Rotterdam (NL)
Wednesday, November 9 – Autumn Falls @ Het Bos – Antwerpen (B)
Thursday, November 10 – Le Guess Who? – Utrecht (NL)
Friday, November 11 – Le Trabendo – Paris (F) with Kevin Morby*
Saturday, November 12 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton (UK)
http://www.seetickets.com/event/steve-gunn/the-hope-ruin/998835
Sunday, November 13 – The De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Monday, November 14 – 100 Club London – London (UK)
Tuesday, November 15 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday, November 16 – Whelan’s – Dublin (Ireland)
Thursday, November 17 – McHugh’s Bar – Belfast (UK)
Friday, November 18 – Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
Saturday, November 19 – High & Lonesome @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
Sunday, November 20 – Gullivers – Manchester (UK)

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purchase and/or stream ‘Eyes On The Lines’ from the following:
The Matador Store
Spotify
Steve Gunn Store
iTunes

Google

Steve Gunn online :

official site
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

LUCY DACUS: UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

September 8th, 2016 at 6:19 am by Blue

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Ahead of the rerelease of Lucy Dacus’ No Burden  OUT ON MATADOR TOMORROW (Friday 9th September) and her recent UK debut in London and at the quaint End of the Road festival, we bring to you a series of tour dates this Autumn where Lucy will be making a grand return with her full band. See all dates and ticket links below.

Friday, October 21 – Primavera Club, Barcelona
Tuesday, October 25 – Eldorado, Switzerland
Wednesday, October 26 – Pitchfork Avant-Garde @ La Mecanique Undulatory , Paris
Friday, October 28 – Charlatan, Gent
Saturday, October 29 – DDW Music @ Altstadt, Eindhoven
Sunday, October 30 – New Fall Festival, Düsseldorf
Tuesday, November 1 – The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Wednesday, November 2 – The Waiting Room, London
Thursday, November 3 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Friday, November 4 – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds

Other tour dates:

September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$ SOLD OUT 
September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD% SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond, VA

You can order No Burden from the following:

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Bandcamp
Streaming
Your local indie store

Lucy Dacus online

Website
Facebook 
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ABRA ANNOUNCES NEW UK/EUROPE TOUR DATES + IGLOOGHOST REMIX

September 7th, 2016 at 2:36 pm by Rian

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From the True Panther Sounds corner, we have some news for you this morning. ABRA will be heading back to UK & Europe (including Pitchfork Paris) in October on the heels of the release of her new EP entitled PRINCESS. If you have not been enjoying it in full these last few minutes of summer, then what have you been doing?

In light of this announcement, Brainfeeder producer IGLOOGHOST has remixed “CRYBABY” for your listening pleasure. Quote from said producer below:

“THE ORIGINAL CRYBABY WAS PACKED FULL OF SOOO MANY MOMENTS THAT WERE SO NUTS TO ME SO I WAS RLLY EXCITED TO TRY & DO MY OWN LIL SPIN ON IT. MY REGULAR SOLO IGLOOGHOST STUFF IS USUALLY SUPER SATURATED & I GUESS THERE’S AN EMPHASIS ON FITTING AS MANY SOUNDS IN AS I CAN – BUT FOR THIS ABRA THINGY I RLLY WANTED TO DO SOMETHING REALLY RESTRAINED & MORE BASED ON SPEEDY LIL RECURRING SIMPLE MELODIES/MOTIFS. IN MY HEAD, IT SOUNDS LIKE A LITTLE WATER SPIRIT GIRL CRYING IN A ZEN GARDEN. ಢ︵ಢ”

THUMP premiered the remix and had said it added “futurist sheen” to the track. Stream here: http://smarturl.it/ABRA_Crybaby

Follow True Panther Sounds on Soundcloud here.iglooghosts-new-abra-remix-might-make-you-weep-body-image-1473262492

Show details below. Tickets to the Awful Showcase at St. John’s Church in London are available here:  http://win.gs/ThisIsAwfunnamed

 

 

LUCY DACUS BACK ON THE ROAD

September 1st, 2016 at 11:43 am by Blue

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The wondrous Miss Lucy Dacus will finally be gracing London with her presence next week on Tuesday 6th September at a FREE show at the Old Blue Last. The following day she’ll be playing an instore at Sister Ray Ace Hotel on Wednesday 7th, after playing at End of the Road festival this weekend, before heading back to the US for a series of dates, some with a band by the name of Car Seat Headrest who you might have heard of.

You don’t have to wait much longer to get your hands on the vinyl version of her debut No Burden as it has been repressed, and will be rereleased on Friday September 9th. Get down to your nearest independent record store, people.

All tour dates below.

Saturday, September 3 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
Tuesday, September 6 – The Old Blue Last, London, UK
Wednesday, September 7 – Sister Ray Ace Hotel Instore, London, UK
September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$ SOLD OUT 
Stember 16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD% SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA$ SOLD OUT
Sunday, September 18 – Bar le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC$
Monday, September 19- Virgin Mobile Mod Club,Toronto, ON$
Wednesday, September 21 – El Club, Detroit, MI$
Thursday, September 22 – The Pygmalion Festival, Urbana, IL
Saturday, September 24 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH$
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI$
Saturday, October 1 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX
Friday, October 7 – The National, Richmond, VA

% w/ Frightened Rabbit
$ w/ Car Seat Headrest

Lucy Dacus online

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YO LA TENGO – ON THE ROAD AGAIN (SOON)

August 31st, 2016 at 11:38 am by Rian

Georgia, James and Ira are playing a handful of shows in September and I’m here to remind you about them should you find yourself in the vicinity. YLT PR photo

(photo by Mike Baehr – @mikebaehr )

Saturday, September 3 – Riot Fest, Denver CO
Friday, September 9 – Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL
Sunday, September 11 – *Finney Chapel, Oberlin OH
Tuesday, September 13 – State Theatre, State College PA
Wednesday, September 14 – Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh PA (with Lambchop)
Friday, September 23 – Copenhagen Beer & Music Celebration, Boston MA
Saturday, September 24 – The Warehouse at FTC, Fairfield CT

*This show only: Dave Schramm on lead guitar. Two sets by Yo La Tengo, no opener. No-fee tickets available at Finney Chapel box office.

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SAVAGES ANNOUNCE BIGGEST LONDON SHOW YET

August 30th, 2016 at 6:21 am by Blue

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Photo by Burak Cingi for the Line Of Best Fit

After a victorious weekend playing at Reading and Leeds festival, Savages announce their biggest London show yet at the 02 Academy Brixton on 25th November, and another show at Norwich’s Nick Rayns venue on 23rd November, to celebrate an outstanding year following the release of their second album Adore Life in January, which is also nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize.

Tickets for these shows go on general sale this Friday 2nd September at 9am (BST). Link for the London show here, and for Norwich here.

Other tour dates:

September 2: End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
October 1-2 : The Meadows Music Festival, Flushing NY

You can order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following:

The Matador Store
Amazon 
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming 

Savages online :
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Lamb chili

August 28th, 2016 at 5:01 pm by Patrick

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I normally make Texas red chili with beef, but decided I wanted a change.

1. Chili paste:

– Selection of dried Mexican chiles. I used 30% anchos, 30% guajillos, 15% pasillas, 15% cascabel and 10% chiles de arbol
– Water

Dry-roast the chiles in the microwave in 15-second bursts until dry and fragrant, about 30 seconds for each batch of chiles. Remove seeds and pith, place into a saucepan, add water to cover, and bring to boil. Simmer until soft, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool, place in blender, and blend / pulse until smooth.

Chili paste will keep in refrigerator for several weeks, or in the freezer for up to a year.

2. Chili:

1 1/2 lbs lamb stew meat (shoulder or leg), cut into 3/4-inch cubes
Salt
Grapeseed or other neutral oil
1/2 large white onion, finely chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 sweet Italian sausages, removed from casing and crumbled
1 fresh hot red cherry pepper, finely chopped
1 bottle of pilsner
4 tbs chili paste (recipe above)
1 dried chile de arbol, roasted as above and finely ground
1 tbs ground cumin
freshly ground black pepper
3 tbs tomato paste

Preheat oven to 310 degrees F.

Dry the lamb thoroughly with paper towels and salt it. Prepare the chopped vegetables.

Put one tablespoon oil in a cast-iron skillet. Soften the onion over medium heat, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and continue to saute for 2 minutes. Remove to a bowl and wipe pan clean.

Add another tablespoon oil and raise heat to high. When about to smoke, add the crumbled sausage meat. Brown thoroughly, mashing with a slotted spoon. Scrape it off and brown the other side, which will go faster. Lift it out with the slotted spoon and add it to the bowl with the onions and garlic.

Add another tablespoon oil (or less if there is enough rendered fat from the sausage), and when it is close to smoking, start browning the lamb in batches. The meat must has plenty of room to brown. Allow a deep brown crust to form before turning, about 3-4 minutes. Second side will go faster. Don’t worry about browning the meat all over – a little pink showing is good. You will probably have to add a little more oil before each batch. You will probably have 6 batches of lamb. Remove each batch to the onion bowl with a slotted spoon before adding the next one. There should be plenty of sausage and lamb stuck to the bottom of the pan by the end of this process.

Add the chopped hot cherry pepper and saute, stirring constantly, until fragrant and soft – 1-2 minutes.

Add about half the beer and bring to a boil, scraping and stirring the stuck pieces with a wooden paddle or your spoon. Reduce and pour into the bowl of other ingredients. Repeat (you might not end up using the entire beer).

Put the contents of the bowl into a dutch oven and add the chili paste, the chile de arbol, the ground cumin, a generous grind of black pepper, and the tomato paste. Add water to cover and mix thoroughly. Bring to a boil over high heat, and as soon as it is boiling, place it in the preheated oven with the lid on halfway.

Cook for 1 hour, checking periodically that it is simmering but not boiling. Adjust temperature if necessary.

Taste, adjusting for salt. Cook for another 20 minutes. If meat is not tender, cook for longer.

VIDEO: CAR SEAT HEADREST PERFORM “FILL IN THE BLANK” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

August 26th, 2016 at 11:19 am by Rian

For those of you would did not 1) have access to cable 2) stay up past 11:35pm EST last night – YOU’RE IN LUCK. Below you can watch the network television debut from Car Seat Headrest. Will, Andrew, Ethan and Seth performed “Fill In The Blank” and for Stephen Colbert and a studio audience.

FYI – The band will be back on tour in starting August 30th in Boise, ID.

Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID&
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT&
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO&
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO&
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS&
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN$
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA$
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC$
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD$
Friday, September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)%
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC%
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON%
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit MI%
Thursday, September 22 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
Friday, September 23 – Thalia Hall, Chicago IL %
Saturday, September 24 – Midpoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH%
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI%
Wednesday, September 28 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN%%
Sunday, October 16 – Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco CA
Monday, October 31 – The Fox, Boulder CO*
Thursday, November 3 – Bottleneck, Lawrence KS*

Friday, November 4 – Opolis, Norman, OK
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX
Sunday, November 6 – Club Dada, Dallas TX*
Tuesday, November 8 – Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM*
Wednesday, November 9 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ*
Thursday, November 10 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Thursday, November 17 – Wow Hall, Eugene OR*
Friday, November 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR#
Saturday, November 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA#

% with Lucy Dacus
$ with The Lemon Twigs
& with Steh Chura
* with Naked Giants
# with The Domestics

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Tonight : Car Seat Headrest on CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

August 25th, 2016 at 11:16 am by Gerard

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Car Seat Headrest’s national TV debut takes place tonight on CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (11:35 eastern, 10:35 central – check your local listings here). Barring some sort of grid failure / disaster of Crispin Glover-face-kicking-proportions, we’ll have a clip of said performance here tomorrow am. Tonight’s other guests include Vice Presidential hopeful/Replacements fan Tim Kaine and thespian powerhouse Tony Hale.

Car Seat Headrest on tour :

Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID&
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT&
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO&
September 3-5 – Made in America Festival 2016, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO&
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS&
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN$
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA$
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC$
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA$
Tuesday, September 13 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD$
Friday, September 15 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 16 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC NY %
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)%
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC%
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON%
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit MI%
Thursday, September 22 – Pygmalion Music Festival 2016, Champaign IL
Friday, September 23 – Thalia Hall, Chicago IL %
Saturday, September 24 – Midpoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland OH%
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI%
Wednesday, September 28 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN%%
Sunday, October 16 – Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco CA
Monday, October 31 – The Fox, Boulder CO*
Thursday, November 3 – Bottleneck, Lawrence KS*

Friday, November 4 – Opolis, Norman, OK
November 4-6 – Sound On Sound Festival, McDade TX
Sunday, November 6 – Club Dada, Dallas TX*
Tuesday, November 8 – Launch Pad, Albuquerque NM*
Wednesday, November 9 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ*
Thursday, November 10 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Thursday, November 17 – Wow Hall, Eugene OR*
Friday, November 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR#
Saturday, November 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA#

% with Lucy Dacus
$ with The Lemon Twigs
& with Steh Chura
* with Naked Giants
# with The Domestics

Order ‘Teens Of Denial’ from the following :
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iTunes
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Car Seat Headrest on Spotify
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Tuesday : Steve Gunn & The Outliners On World Cafe

August 15th, 2016 at 4:58 pm by Gerard

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Steve Gunn and The Outliners can be heard tomorrow afternoon at 2pm eastern (11am pacific), in session for WXPN’s “World Cafe”. Tune in via your local NPR affiliate or listen online via XPN.org. The program will be available for streaming on-demand later Tuesday over at WorldCafe.NPR.org.

purchase and/or stream ‘Eyes On The Lines’ from the following:

The Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_lp
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_s
Steve Gunn Store: http://stevegunn.kungfustore.com
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Amazon: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_a
Google: http://smarturl.it/EyesOnTheLines_g

Steve Gunn & The Outliners on tour :

NORTH AMERICA
Wednesday, Sep. 21 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
Thursday, Sep. 22 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
Friday, Sep. 23 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Sat. Sep. 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Wed. Sep. 28 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Fri. Sep. 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Oct. 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Monday, October 3 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Sunday, October 9 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA

EUROPE
Friday, October 28 – K4, Nürnberg (D)
Saturday, October 29 – Aalhaus – Hamburg (D)
Sunday, October 30 – Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Monday, October 31 – Atlas – Aarhus (DK)
Tuesday, November 1 – Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Wednesday, November 2 – Cafe Mono – Oslo (N)
Thursday, November 3 – Kägelbanan – Stockholm (S)
Friday, November 4 – Musikcaféen – Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday, November 5 – Auster Club – Berlin (D)
Sunday, November 6 – King George – Köln (D)
Monday, November 7 – Autumn Falls @ De Zwerver – Leffinge (B)
Tuesday, November 8 – Rotown Rotterdam – Rotterdam (NL)
Wednesday, November 9 – Autumn Falls @ Het Bos – Antwerpen (B)
Thursday, November 10 – Le Guess Who? – Utrecht (NL)
Friday, November 11 – Le Trabendo – Paris (F) with Kevin Morby*
Saturday, November 12 – The Hope & Ruin – Brighton (UK)
Sunday, November 13 – The De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill (UK)
Monday, November 14 – 100 Club London – London (UK)
Tuesday, November 15 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room – Liverpool (UK)
Wednesday, November 16 – Whelan’s – Dublin (Ireland)
Thursday, November 17 – McHugh’s Bar – Belfast (UK)
Friday, November 18 – Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
Saturday, November 19 – High & Lonesome @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
Sunday, November 20 – Gullivers – Manchester (UK)

9/21-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.

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LISTEN: BELLE AND SEBASTIAN “OLYMPIC VILLAGE, 6AM”

August 10th, 2016 at 9:58 am by Blue

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The stars of track and field are beautiful people.


You may be familiar with a sporting event by the name of the Olympic Games, which is taking place in Rio this year. To coincide with this, Belle and Sebastian have released a song “Olympic Village, 6am” in video-only format as the track and field events commence today.

Stuart Murdoch says:

“Belle and Sebastian dig the Olympics, love the Olympic ideal, love that the world gets together for a big ‘sports day’ once every four years. We can’t be part of it, though we’d like to be. So we recorded a piece of music with Rio in mind, specifically the Track and Field. Here it is: ‘Olympic Village, 6AM’.”

You can listen to the track and watch the video here.

All upcoming tour dates:

Friday, August 12th – La Route du Rock Festival, France
Sunday, August 14th – Openlucht Theater, Belgium, Antwerp
Friday, August 19th – Parkenfest, Norway
Sunday, August 21st –  Green Man Festival, UK, Brecon Beacons
Saturday, August 27th – Propaganda Festival, Sweden
Sunday, September 11th – On Blackheath Festival UK, London

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT: SAVAGES NOMINATED FOR 2016 MERCURY PRIZE

August 4th, 2016 at 6:13 am by Blue

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Savages’ second album Adore Life, released in January of this year, has been nominated for this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize, after their first album Silence Yourself was also nominated for the prize back in 2013. The public are invited to vote online at the Mercury Prize website. Voting opens at 12pm (GMT) on Thursday 4th August and closes at 11:59pm (GMT) on Friday 12th August. Get your votes in people!

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The band are currently on their way back to European soil to play a series of festival dates shortly after supporting LCD Soundsystem at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. All dates are below.

August 4-7Ypsigrock Festival, Palermo, Italy
August 9-13Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
August 11-14: La Route Du Rock, Saint-Malo, France
Friday, August 12 Flow Festival – Helsinki
Saturday, August 20: Midnight Sonic, Chiba, Japan
Friday, August 26: Bramham Park, Wetherby, UK
August  26-28: Reading Festival, UK
September 2-4Electric PicnicStradbally, Ireland
September 2-4: End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
October 1-2 : The Meadows Music Festival, Flushing NY

You can order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following:

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