Archive for March, 2010

Coming (Really) Soon : The Ponys’ “Deathbed + 4″ EP

By Gerard on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Maybe you just thought The Ponys were returning to the club circuit to rehash old glories and use some old drink tickets. If so, you were WRONG WRONG WRONG. Coming on April 20 (digital) and May 25 (12″ vinyl) is the first new Ponys’ release since 2007′s ‘Turn The Lights Out’, the menacingly awesome ‘Deathbed + 4′ EP. Here’s a sneak preview in the form of “Check The Door” .

“Check The Door” (160k mp3)

upcoming dates :

Saturday 27 Seattle, WA The Tractor Tavern w/Disappears
Wednesday 28 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge w/Disappears, Meth Teeth
Friday 30San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill w/Disappears, Spencey Dude and the Doodles

Saturday 01 Silver Lake, CA Spaceland w/Disappears, Static Static
Sunday 02 San Diego, CA Casbah w/Disappears, Christmas Island
Friday 28 Austin, TX Mohawk (Chaos In Tejas fest, with A-Frames, Jeff The Brotherhood, Woven Bones)

Friday 18 New York, NY Mercury Lounge w/ Disappears, Woven Bones
Saturday 19 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool w/ Disappears, Woven Bones

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists: New Tour Dates, Same Great Taste

By Todd Netter on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

(pic taken from Lori Paulson’s Flickr page)

Depending on which side of the St Lawrence River you live, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists will be hitting up the Northeast or Southeast section of your country this June. It won’t be hockey season so hopefully we all can get along?!?!

And just a reminder for all of you in Austin, Ted swings by End of an Ear today for a solo in-store performance and then meets up with The Pharmacists at Emo’s (outside stage) later tonight for a proper show with Screaming Females and Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves supporting (tickets purchased for The Parish will be honored)

Fri, 6/18 – Milford CT – Daniel Street Club
Sat, 6/19 – Portland ME – SPACE
Sun, 6/20 – Burlington VT – Higher Ground
Mon, 6/21 – Quebec City QC – Le Cercle
Tue, 6/22 – Montreal QC – Il Motore
Thu, 6/24 – Ottawa ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
Sat, 6/26 – Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
Sun, 6/27 – Buffalo NY – Mohawk Place

Sun, 7/11 – Louisville KY – Forecastle Festival Buy Tickets

Click Here for a full list of Ted Leo and The Pharmacists tour dates

Hear Harlem’s “Hippies” now!

By Gabe on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

A week from today, Harlem will release their second album and debut for Matador, Hippies. You should order Hippies to own.

If you need convincing, the band is streaming the album in its entirety over at MySpace. A listen or two should do the trick.

Catch Harlem on the road in April and May:

Thursday 01 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (with the Golden Boys, Cowabunga Babez)
Tuesday 13 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Wednesday 14 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
Thursday 15 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Friday 16 – Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia
Saturday 17 – Chapel Hill, NC – Nightlight
Monday 19 – Washington, DC – DC9
Tuesday 20 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe
Wednesday 21 – Philadelphia, PA – King Fu Necktie
Thursday 22 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Friday 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel
Saturday 24 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s w/Titus Andronicus
Sunday 25 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
Wednesday 28 – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Thursday 29 – Cleveland, OH – Now Thats Class
Friday 30 - Detroit, MI – Majestic Cafe

Saturday 01 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Sunday 02 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
Tuesday 04 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Wednesday 05 - Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Thursday 06 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Friday 07 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Saturday 08 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
Monday 10 – Columbus, OH – The Summit
Tuesday 11 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Parlour
Wednesday 12 – Lousville, KY – Zanzabar
Thursday 13 – Nashville, TN – The End
Friday 14 – Memphis, TN Hi -Tone Cafe
Saturday 15 – Dallas, TX – City Tavern
Friday 29 – Barcelona, Spain – Parc Del Forum (Primavera Sound)

Pavement, Pomona CA Show On Sale (And Selling Fast)

By Gerard on Monday, March 29th, 2010
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(“Silence Kit”, Perth, Australia, March 12, 2010)

I’m sure there’s a great explanation for how we neglected to mention this earlier — perhaps the controversy over the “Marmaduke” trailer left me incapable of fulfilling normal business duties (trust me, that’s not the worst excuse I’ve used) — but Pavement are playing Pomona, CA’s lovely Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 15.  Tickets are available here.

Also, if you’re the sort of person who feels the need to comment with something along the lines of “why aren’t Pavement playing _____?” rest assured, more dates are being confirmed and NO AMOUNT OF BEGGING & PLEADING WILL COMPEL THE BAND TO VISIT YOUR TWO-BIT “CITY” and we’ll reveal ‘em when we’re asked to do so.

May 2010 – Time To Come To Europe

By Judge on Monday, March 29th, 2010

It’s that time of year again – where if you want some Matador shows, then best head to Europe in May.

In alphabetical order…

COLD CAVE on tour in May :

7  UK, All Tomorrows Parties, Minehead Butlins

8 UK, Leeds, Nation of Shopkeepers

9 Scotland, Glasgow, Captains Rest

10 UK, Manchester, Deaf Institute

12 UK, London, Cargo

13  UK, Brighton, Great Escape Festival

14 Holland, Amsterdam, Paradiso

15 Belgium, Brussells, Rotonde

16 Germany, Hamburg, Uebel & Gefahrlich

18 Sweden, Stockholm, Svenska

19 Denmark, Copenhagen, Rust

20 Germany, Berlin, Bang Bang Club

21 Germany, Offenbach, Hafen 2

22 Switzerland, St Gallen @Theater Palace

23 Switzerland, Fribourg @fri-Son

24 Italy, Bologna, Rocker Festival

25 Italy, Turin, Spazio 211

27 France, Paris, Point Emphere

29 Spain, Barcelona, Primavera Festival

MISSION OF BURMA also on tour in May :

12 Dublin, Ireland, Crawdaddy

13 London, England, Dingwalls

14 Minehead, England, All Tomorrows Parties

24 Lisbon, Portugal,  ZDB – Zé dos Bois

25 Porto, Portugal, Serralves Museu del Arte (note-seated venue)

26 Vigo, Spain, Marco

27 Barcelona, Primavera

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS holidaying in May :

19 UK, London, Electric Ballroom

21 Germany, Berlin, Magnet ‘Club NME’

22 Germany, Hamburg, Molotow

23 Holland, Amsterdam, Melkweg

25 Belgium, Brussels, Orangerie

26 France, Paris, La Maroquinerie

28 Spain, Barcelona, Primavera Festival

TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS busking throughout May :

06 UK, London, Luminaire

07 UK, Plymouth, White Rabbit

08 Ireland, Dublin, Whelans

09 UK, Belfast, Oh Yeah Centre

10 UK, Glasgow, Captains Rest

11 UK, Newcastle, Cluny

13 UK,  Cardiff, Buffalo Bar

16 Netherlands, Utrecht, DB’s Studio

18 Germany, Hamburg, Prinzenbar

22 Croatia, Zagreb, Kset

26 France, Paris, Cafe De La Danse

TIMES NEW VIKING back to party in May :

14 UK, All Tomorrows Parties, Minehead Butlins

Don’t forget, there’s also the previously announced Dead Meadow European May dates and the Pavement reunion shows also in May.  Harlem May/June dates will be on the way too.  Mark your diaries.

Delorean DJing live on East Village Radio today at 6:00PM EDT

By Hector on Friday, March 26th, 2010

Fresh off the announcement of their signing to True Panther Sounds, Barcelona’s Delorean are in New York for a string of shows, and while they’re here, Igor and Ekhi will be stopping by the Fader’s radio show, The Let Out, on East Village Radio for a live guest DJ set. It happens at 6:00PM Eastern time on Tune in!

Ted Leo free, all ages Austin instore

By Michael on Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Is there a better way for the Austin locals to get over their SXSW hangover than a free, all ages Ted Leo instore?

The answer is no. There isn’t.

Introducing DELOREAN

By truepanthersounds on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

The best part about visiting Barcelona for Primavera Sound last year was entering the fantastic and magical world of Delorean. What we had thought was primarily a remix project turned out to be an enthralling and adventurous full-on band. We were surprised by what a massive and rabid Spanish fan base they had from two previous full-lengths while retaining a relatively low profile in the rest of the world. As it happens, Delorean are at the forefront of a burgeoning community of musicians, producers and dj’s who are mining the collective Spanish dance-music heritage of Balearic house and combining it with contemporary independent pop, European techno, shades of the ecstatic Madchester sound and hip hop – a perfect soundtrack to romantic nights along the white Mediterranean sands of Barcelona. Last summer’s Ayrton Senna EP soundtracked our lives upon return to the states. Ayrton Senna and their two full-length albums however, only hint at the journey that is Delorean’s infectious and innovative synthesis of dance musics and sounds.

It’s with all this in mind that we are so proud to announce the release of Delorean’s latest album Subiza available April 20th (digital) and June 8th (physical) on True Panther Sounds, available in Spain/Portugal/Mexico on the excellent Mushroom Pillow. Named after the bucolic Basque town in which the album was recorded, Subiza is the realization of a longtime ambition and marks a clear evolution for the band. The dance-club rhythms and airy melodies they’ve toyed with in the past are fused and textured, making for a deeply obsessive, hypnotic album that retains the easy appeal of great pop music. Looking at 30+ years of club music history with fresh eyes, Delorean have made an album that is dense and soulful. Our first listen to Subiza was exhilarating, every subsequent listen is a revelation.

Jump into Subiza below, with a hi-quality mp3 and video for the album’s first single, “Stay Close”.  Video directed by Weird Days. The band is currently on tour with Miike Snow. Those of you that caught them in Austin can vouch for their live set, those of you who haven’t, here’s your chance!!! They’re coming back this summer for a round of headlining dates.
Delorean- Stay Close (mp3)
Delorean- Stay Close (FLAC)

Pre-order the CD/LP and get an INSTANT DOWNLOAD of the entire album

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Tue 3/23 @ THE MASQUERADE, Atlanta, GA *
Wed 3/24 @ 9:30 CLUB Washington, Washington, D.C. *
Thu 3/25 @THEATER OF LIVING ARTS  Philadelphia, PA *
Sat 3/27 @WEBSTER HALL New York, NY *
Sun 3/28 @BOWERY BALLROOM New York, NY *
Mon 3/29 @Mercury Lounge New York, NY w/Lemonade & Brahms
Wed 3/31 @PARADISE Boston, MA *
Fri 4/2 @CLUB SODA Montreal, Quebec *
Sat 4/3 @Phoenix Theatre Toronto, Ontario *
Sun 4/4 @Metro Chicago, IL *
Mon 4/5 @METRO Chicago, IL *
Tue 4/6 @VARSITY THEATER Minneapolis, MN *
Thu 4/8 @THE RECORD BAR Kansas City, MO *
Fri 4/9 @BLUEBIRD THEATER  Denver, CO *
Sat 4/10 @URBAN LOUNGE  Salt Lake City, UT *
Mon 4/12 @COMMODORE BALLROOM Vancouver, B.C. *
Wed 4/14 @HAWTHORNE THEATER Portland, Oregon *
Thu 4/15 @THE INDEPENDENT San Francisco, CA *
Fri 4/16 @THE INDEPENDENT  San Francisco, CA *
Sat 4/17 @ECHOPLEX Los Angeles, CA w/J. J.

*w/ Miike Snow

Harlem, Quizzed In The Most Comfortable Of All Possible Settings

By Gerard on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
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Tiger Woods recently allowed ESPN and the Golf Channel to interrogate him for a grand total of 5 minutes. Harlem, however, are far more giving of their time,  submitting to 8+ minutes of up-close-and-personal sharing. Two important questions remain unanswered, however ;  what is up with those insane chairs Jose and Curtis are sitting in and how can we get some?

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists – “The Mighty Sparrow” video premieres on Pitchfork

By Gabe on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Today Pitchfork debuts the first video from The Brutalist Bricks (buy it here). The video was directed by Jack Ferry.

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists continue their American tour over the next few weeks:

Wednesday 24 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club w/ Titus Andronicus, Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves
Friday 26 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House w/Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves
Saturday 27 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour w/Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves
Sunday 28 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress w/Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves
Tuesday 30 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues w/Screaming Females, Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves
Wednesday 31 – Austin, TX – The Parish Room w/Screaming Females, Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves

Friday 02 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks w/Screaming Females
Saturday 03 – Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder w/Screaming Females
Sunday 04 – Atlanta, GA The Masquerade w/Screaming Females
Monday 05 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/Screaming Females
Wednesday 07 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Thursday 08 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
Friday 09 - New York, NY – Irving Plaza w/Obits, Screaming Females
Saturday 10 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club w/Obits, Screaming Females