Archive for April, 2011

Kurt Vile – “Jesus Fever” video

By Gabe on Monday, April 4th, 2011

The first video from Kurt Vile’s new album Smoke Ring For My Halo (available for purchase here), directed by Ricardo Rivera and produced by Klip Collective:

Kurt Vile & The Violators are on tour now (and if you live in Athens, get to Wuxtry this Friday for a free acoustic instore):

Tuesday 05 – Gambier, OH – Kenyon College
Wednesday 06 – Nashville, TN – The End
Thursday 07 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/J Mascis
Friday 08 - Athens, GA – Melting Point w/J Mascis
Saturday 09 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Music Hall w/J Mascis
Sunday 10 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/J Mascis
Monday 11 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Thursday 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Friday 22 - San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hills
Saturday 23 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
Sunday 24 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
Monday 25 – Vancouver, BC – The Waldorf Hotel

Sunday 08 – Koln, DE – King Georg
Monday 09 – Munich, FR – Feierwerk
Tuesday 10 – Vienna, AT – Chelsea Club
Wednesday 11 - Berlin, DE – Festaal Kreuzberg
Thursday 12 – Copehagen, DK - Vega
Friday 13 – Aarhus, DK – Voxhaul
Saturday 14 – Minehead, UK – ATP Nightmare b4 Xmas
Sunday 15 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli
Monday 16 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
Tuesday 17 – Brussel, BE – Les Nuits de Botanique
Wednesday 18 - Gent, BE – Charlatan
Thursday 19 – London, UK – Corsica Studios
Friday 20 – Liverpool, UK – Sound City @ Kazimier
Saturday 21 – Glagow, UK – Stagg & Dagger Festival
Monday 23 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
Wednesday 25 – Bordeaux, FR – Place Saint Michel
Thursday 26 – Rennes, FR – Top of the Folk @ L’antipode
Saturday 28 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
Sunday 29 – Istanbul, TR – Ghetto

Cold Cave UK Album Release Day – London Instore Tonight

By Judge on Monday, April 4th, 2011

Dom and Wes, lovingly stolen on Flickr from atomicsherberto.

Today sees the UK release of Cherish The Light Years and to celebrate, Cold Cave will be playing in London’s Rough Trade East TONIGHT at 7pm.


Rough Trade East
‘Dray Walk’
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
E1 6QL

If you purchase(d) the album from Rough Trade today, you will not only have received a free poster, but also a wristband to guarantee you entry into the show.  But fear not ! There will still be wristbands available on the door on a first come first served basis.

Cold Cave play their final UK show of the tour tomorrow in London before a couple of dates in Europe.

Tuesday 5th April – London, UK – LexingtonThe Quietus Night

Wednesday 6th April – Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun

Saturday 9th April – Barcelona, Spain – Estadio Olimpico Lluis Companys

new Cold Cave single, “Villains of the Moon”

By Robby on Friday, April 1st, 2011

The Tuesday April 5 release of Cold Cave’s 2nd LP, ‘Cherish the Light Years‘ is just around the corner, it’s due time to unveil the next single from the album. With great anticipation, we give you “Villains of the Moon”.

Cold Cave – “Villains of the Moon” [192 kbps]

You can still pre-order ‘Cherish the Light Years’ at the Matador store and receive a 15% discount and a free poster — catch Cold Cave on tour NOW!

Thursday, March 31 – Stereo, Glasgow, UK
Friday, April 1 – Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK
Saturday, April 2 – Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
Monday, April 4 — Rough Trade East, London, UK – free in-store show.
On stage @ 7pm, wristbands available from 6pm/when purchasing album.

Tuesday, April 5 – The Lexington, London, UK (The Quietus Night)

Wednesday, April 6 – De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium
Saturday, April 9th – Jack Daniels Music Day, Barcelona, Spain

Monday, April 11 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge (CC headline)
Wednesday, April 13 – Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge (CC headline)
Thursday, April 14 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (CC headline)

Friday, April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella

Sunday, April 17 – Phoenix, AZ – ICYC (CC headline)
Tuesday, April 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 20 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa (supporting The Kills)
Friday, April 22 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, April 23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, April 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, April 26 – Boston, MA – Royale (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, April 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts (supporting The Kills)
Thursday, April 28 – Hartford, CT – The Mill (at Trinity College) (CC headline)
Friday, April 29 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, April 30 – Montreal, QC – Olympia (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, May 1 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 3 – Detroit, MI – Majestic (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, May 4 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater (supporting The Kills)
Thursday, May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave (supporting The Kills)
Sunday, May 8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Monday, May 9 – Seattle, WA – Showbox (supporting The Kills)
Tuesday, May 10 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (supporting The Kills)
Wednesday, May 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium (supporting The Kills)
Saturday, May 14 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre (supporting The Kills)
Monday, May 16 – El Paso, TX – Bombadiers (CC headline)
Wednesday, May 18 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar (CC headline)
Thursday, May 19 – St. Louis, MO – Luminary Center for the Arts (CC headline)
Friday, May 20 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub (CC headline)
Sunday, May 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox (CC headline)

Esben and the Witch UK & Ireland tour starts today

By Stuart on Friday, April 1st, 2011

Photo from Stereogum’s portraits

Having just arrived back from a string of North American dates, including several well-recieved shows at SXSW festival, Esben and The Witch embark on a second UK & Ireland tour in support of their debut album, Violet Cries. Starting tonight, the Brighton 3-piece are playing towns and cities that they haven’t visited for some time ahead of their Record Store Day release of the Chorea EP, a limited edition 12″ record featuring 3 new and exclusive tracks, including a remix of album track ‘Eumenidies’ remixed by Mogwai.

Picking up praise from across the pond, Spin Magazine hailed them as one of their ‘next big things for 2011‘, Stereogum praised their SXSW performance, saying that ‘Esben & The Witch might be my favorite set of the festival so far‘ and Fader described their set at the SXSW Fader Fort as ‘moody and drum circle conjuring‘.

Catch them at the following shows:


1st – Southampton, Joiners (tickets)

2nd – Oxford, Jericho  (tickets)

3rd – Liverpool, Kazimer  (tickets)

4th – Glasgow, Captain’s Rest  (tickets)

6th – Leeds, Cockpit 2  (tickets)

7th – Manchester, St Philips Church  (tickets)

8th – Dublin, Crawdaddy  (tickets)

9th – Belfast, Speakeasy  (tickets)