Archive for March 6th, 2012

Lee Ranaldo – Pitchfork +1 session debuts and Other Music instore announced

By Gabe on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

We’re two weeks away from the release of the first rock solo record from Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Between The Times And The Tides (pre-order the album). Today, Pitchfork TV premieres their “+1″ session with Lee – a little rock, a little talk. Must-see internet streaming fodder:

We’re also pleased to announce that Lee will be performing a release-day instore at Other Music in NYC on March 20:

Finally, Lee will hit the road soon with a backing band that includes Alan Licht and Sonic Youth’s own Steve Shelley:

Sat-Apr-07 Mexico City, MEX – Indie-O Fest 2012
Tue-Apr-10 Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
Wed-Apr-11 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Sat-May-05 Portland, ME - State Theatre
Sun-May-06 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Mon-May-07 New Haven, CT – Toads Place
Tue-May-08 Boston, MA – House of Blues
Fri-May-11 New York, NY – Webster Hall
Sat-May-12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Sun-May-13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Tue-May-15 Durham, NC – Duke Performances @ Page Auditorium
Wed-May-16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Thu-May-17 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
Sun-May-20 Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival
Tue-May-22 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

April 7th with Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Wild Flag, Youth Lagoon, City and Colour and Antoine Reverb
May 5-17 & May 22 supporting M. Ward

Ceremony ‘Zoo’ is out TODAY! Get the album & see them live on your screen and in-the-flesh

By Robby on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Red: pre-order (sold out) / Green: indie stores / Blue: tour / Black: everywhere

The moment has arrived, Ceremony‘s fourth longplayer and first for Matador, ‘Zoo‘  is in stores today! It’s available to order from the Matador store (along with an exclusive t-shirt). You’ll also find it in the racks of your favorite local indie, retailer or online store on the popular compact disc, vinyl & even digital formats.

If you live in San Francisco, head over to Ameoba Music TODAY where Ceremony are playing a special release show at 6pm, for free. For our readers in New York and its environs, Ceremony have just added a late show on April 23 (after they open for Refused) at The Mercury Lounge, the show is 16+ and tickets are on sale tomorrow.

For everyone else, check below the jump for Ceremony’s activities in Austin during SXSW, in the UK and across the United States over the next couple months.

If all this isn’t enough, we’re very excited to unveil four live videos filmed at Ceremony’s show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City in Febraury. Check out “Hysteria”, “World Blue”, “Citizen” & “Open Head” now!

“Hysteria” (via AbsolutePunk)

“World Blue” (via BrooklynVegan)

“Citizen” (via Consequence of Sound)

“Open Head”


Tuesday, March 6 – Amoeba San Francisco release date in-store (6PM/Free/All Ages)

Thursday, March 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock (Nails and Chelsea Wolfe (All Ages) Tickets)

Friday, March 9 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (with Joyce Manor, Cold War, Skin Like Iron, Rank/Xerox (All Ages) SOLD OUT

Saturday, March 10 – Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman Street (with Cold World, The Nubs, Old Firm Casuals, No Sir (All Ages) Tickets)


Friday, March 16 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn (BrooklynVegan/Power of the Riff with High On Fire, Off, Trash Talk and more)

Saturday, March 17 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (Flowerbooking SXSW Showcase)

Saturday, March 17 – Austin, TX – Mess With Texas


Monday, March 19 – Kingston, UK – Fighting Cocks

Tuesday, March 20 – London, UK – XOYO

Wednesday, March 21 – Bristol, UK – Fleece

Thursday, March 22 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City Basement

Friday, March 23 – Manchester, UK – Moho

Saturday, March 24 – Leeds, UK – The Well Santiagos (venue changed)

Friday, April 6 – Portland, OR – Branx (All Ages, with Milk Music) – On Sale February 10 – Tickets

Saturday, April 7 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project (All Ages, with Milk Music) – On Sale February 10 – Tickets

Friday, April 13 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean (All Ages, with Raw Nerve) – On Sale February 11 – Tickets

Saturday, April 14 – Milwaukee, WI – Borg Ward

Friday, April 20 – Cambridge, MA – The Democracy Center (All Ages)

Saturday, April 21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary (All Ages)

Sunday, April 22 – Washington, DC – RAS Hall (All Ages) – On Sale February 6 – Tickets

Monday, April 23 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (with Refused)
Monday, April 23 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (Late show, 16+)

Sunday, June 3 – Austin, TX (Chaos In Tejas) — The Mohawk (w/ Moss Icon, Iceage, Give, Thou)