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Now Streaming At NPR First Listen : Pavement’s ‘The Secret History, Vol.1′

August 3rd, 2015 at 10:14 am by Gerard

(photo courtesy The Spiral Stairs Archives)

One week prior to release, ‘The Secret History, Vol. 1′, the Pavement double LP rarities comp. touted in this space previously, is streaming today via NPR Music. NPR’s Jason Heller writes, “these songs have all been floating around for years, either on their original releases, as bonus tracks on reissued albums, or as bootlegs. But bundling them has a purpose, aside from simple commerce: In a recent Pitchfork interview, Malkmus called History “the album that could have been between Slanted And Enchanted and Crooked Rain [the album on which 'Cut Your Hair' appears].” He’s right. There’s a coherence to the chaos of these 30 misfit songs, each one an off-kilter, self-sabotaging gem. By stringing them together, they speak powerfully to the way Pavement celebrated songcraft while gnawing at its foundations. If the ’90s had turned out differently, Pavement could have been as popular as, say, Weezer. Instead, as History proves, they were always destined for something stranger.”    Also, Weezer are/were terrible!  Thanks, Jason!

(Preorder ‘The Secret History, Vol. 1′ from the Matador Store)

(‘The Secret History, Vol. 1′ will be available in Europe via Domino)

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HÆLOS: “EARTH NOT ABOVE” EP / LIMITED EDITION VINYL

August 3rd, 2015 at 9:57 am by Blue

(Photo by Dave Ma)

After the digital release of Hælos’ “Earth Not Above” EP back in June, we are pleased to say that you will now be able to physically get your hands on a limited edition 12″ version as of August 14th, which will mark the first of it’s kind for the London trio. You can pre-order from the following links below:

Rough Trade / Piccadilly / Jumbo

Track listing:

A1. Earth Not Above
A2. Cloud Nine
B1. Breathe
B2. Ethyr

You can listen to the EP here.

Over the summer so far the band have been playing at several festivals including Field Day, Secret Garden Party, Latitude and Heartbeats, and will be performing with TV on the Radio at their London Roundhouse shows. Full list of tour dates below.

Saturday, August, 22 –  Dockville Festival, Hamburg, DE
Thursday, August, 30 – Roundhouse, London*
Friday, August, 31 – Roundhouse, London*
Sunday, September, 6 – Festival No.6, North Wales, UK
Thursday, October, 29 – Pitchfork Festival, Paris

*Supporting TV on the Radio

 

Watch this space…

 

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Cat Power (solo) Dates On Sale Now

July 31st, 2015 at 11:53 am by Gerard

(photograph by Tony Proudfoot)

You won’t catch me talking shit about secondary markets.  Not when there’s tertiary markets to sneer at!  The important thing we all need to focus on this glorious Friday morning is that in additional to a previously announced headlining set at Burger A-Go-Go 2 (also featuring Kim Gordon’s Glitterbust), Chan Marshall will be making the following solo appearances on the West Coast with tickets on sale today at noon eastern :

Tuesday, September, 1 – Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno NV
Wednesday, September, 2 – Gundlach – Bundschu Winery – Sonoma CA
Friday, September, 4 – Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, September, 5 – Burger-A-Go-Go 2, Santa Ana CA
Sunday, September, 6 – Belly Up – Solana Beach CA

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Upcoming Lee Ranaldo Tour Dates

July 29th, 2015 at 12:36 pm by Rian

This message comes in the form of a GIANT neon “FYI” sign:

August 5, Lincoln Center, NYC – Lee joins forces with Brooklyn’s electric guitar quartet Dither for a newly arranged performance of his “Hurricane Transcriptions”, a piece originally written for string orchestra based on wind sounds recorded during the height of the Hurricane Sandy storm in 2012. Lincoln Center Out of Doors Series. FREE.

August 8 North Adams, MA – Lee joins Oneida at Mass MoCA to perform live amidst an enveloping 12-screen video installation of twisting color and light by Clifford Ross that transforms Courtyard D into a twisting world of color and light, part of Ross’ multi-part exhibition, Landscape Seen & Imagined.

August 9 – Storm King Art Center, NY Lee performs as part of Storm King’s Outdoor Summer Series. solo acoustic show.

September 19 – Montreal Pop Festival, Montreal, Canada Lee acoustic show w Raul Refree on second guitar. support: Eleni Mandell. 6pm.

November 6 – San Francisco Lee solo acoustic show at Swedish American Hall.

November 7 – Getty Center, Los Angeles Lee performs solo electric guitar. more info to come!

November 8 – The Echo, Los Angeles Lee acoustic show.

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PAVEMENT ‘THE SECRET HISTORY VOLUME 1′ (2xLP) PRODUCT SHOTS, AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

July 28th, 2015 at 11:56 am by Rian

Behold these glamorous photos of the upcoming release ‘The Secret History Volume 1′. This 2xLP is available now for pre-order: http://smarturl.it/SecretHistory_Vol1 (out officially August 11th).