Archive for April, 2013

Savages | Silence Yourself | Album Stream | Rough Trade Instore

By Judge on Monday, April 29th, 2013

Savages, shot by Richard Dumas. L-R : Jehnny Beth (vocals), Ayse Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums) and Gemma Thompson (guitar).

In anticipation of the release of their debut album, Silence Yourself, we are excited to announce that Savages are streaming the album in full via right now. Silence Yourself will be released on 6th May 2013 and is available on LP, CD and download, the album was recorded in north-west London’s Fish Factory during a three week period in December 2012, and is produced by Johnny Hostile / Rodaidh McDonald.

Preorder Silence Yourself now – Direct | iTunes | Matador | Pop Noire | Rough Trade

The band will also mark album release day with an in-store performance at London’s Rough Trade East on Monday 6th May. The band will perform songs from Silence Yourself at 6pm. Wristbands will be allocated to anyone who purchases the album in store on the day of the event, with any additional wristbands given out an hour before the performance. For more information, fans should head to

Savages also recently announced a London headline show at The Ministry of Sound in London on Thursday 9th May. Continuing their search for different ways of performing music, Savages chose to curate the event at The Ministry of Sound, an intentionally unusual choice of venue for a guitar band – with one of the best QUADROPHONIC sound systems in the world. Happening the week of their album release, this intimate show will be placed all around the musicians to encourage total immersion and make this experience even more unusual and exciting. The whole evening will be curated by Savages, with films, DJ sets and special composed support slot from the band’s producer Johnny Hostile.  Watch this space for more details about the show coming soon.

Savages Live, 2013


1st Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield, UK

2nd SWG3, Glasgow, UK

5th Arts Centre, Norwich, UK

7th Bodega, Nottingham, UK

8th Old Fire Station, Bournemouth, UK

9th Ministry Of Sound, London, UK

13th Botanique-Orangie, Brussels, Belgium

15th Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

16th Geb9, Cologne, Germany

17th Lido, Berlin, Germany

19th Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany

20th Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland

21st Magnolia Club, Milan, Italy

22nd Nimes, France

23rd Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain

25th Field Day Festival, London, UK

29th Words To The Blind w/Bo Ningen, Red Gallery, London


1st Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal

6th Pop Noire Night, La Maroquinerie, Paris

8th Parklife Festival, Manchester, UK

18th Zitadelle, Berlin (with Portishead)

19th Tipsport, Prague (with Portishead)

20th Yoko Ono’s Meltdown, London (with Iggy Pop)

22nd Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Holland

28th/29th Glastonbury Festival, UK


4th Roskilde, Denmark


30th End Of The Road festival, UK

Cat Power adds MORE shows

By Stuart on Monday, April 29th, 2013

Expanding upon the previously announced shows in South America, Europe and the US, Cat Power’s just confirmed additional shows in Argentina, USA, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Finland and Sweden, meaning the current world-wide run of dates look something like this (new in bold):

May 18 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Circo Voador
May 19 Recife, Brazil / Espaço Catamarã
May 21 São Paulo, Brazil / Cine Joia
May 23 Buenos Aires, Argentina / Teatro Coliseo
May 25 Santiago, Chile / Teatro La Cúpula
May 27 Montevideo, Uruguay / La Trastienda
May 31 Nelsonville, OH / Nelsonville Music Festival
June 1 – 2 Houston, TX / Free Press Summer Festival
June 13 – 16 Manchester, TN / Bonnaroo
June 16 Jacksonville, FL / Florida Theatre
June 18 Atlanta, GA / The Buckhead Theatre
June 20 Vienna, VA / Wolf Trap Filene Center
June 22  Duisburg, Germany / Traumziet Festival
June 23  Berlin, Germany / Tempodrom
June 25  London, UK / Roundhouse
June 26  Brussels, BE / AB
June 27  Zurich, CH / Volkshaus
June 28 Munich, DE / Theater Fabrik
June 30 Somerset, UK / Glastonbury – SOLD OUT
July 2  Amsterdam, NL / Paradiso
July 3  Hamburg, DE / Grosse Freiheit
July 5 Barcelona, ES / Cruilla Festival
July 6 Montreux, SW / Montreux Jazz Lab
July 7 Milan, IT / Carroponte
July 8 Rome, IT / Parco della Musica
July 17 Paris, FR / Olympia
July 19 Suffolk, UK / Latitude
July 20 Ponznan, PL / Malta Festival
August 2-4 Chicago, IL / Lollapalooza
August 8 Oslo, NO / OYA festival
August 9 Helsinki, FI / Flow festival
August 10 Gothenburg, SE / Way Out West festival

And if you missed it before, you can re-watch Cat Power performing the new song Bully on Later… with Jools Holland below.

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Yo La Tengo Free All Ages Instore

By Michael on Friday, April 26th, 2013

Austinites (Austinians? Austintonians?) get psyched because Yo La Tengo are coming for you with a free all ages instore and Austin’s ever-awesome End Of An Ear. That’s right… all of you who were oh so bummed when The Mohawk announced YLT’s show on Friday May 3 was SOLD OUT can rejoice in your newfound chance to see this band in such a personal and intimate way.

But if you don’t live in the Live Music Capital you should still check out the band on their lengthy tour, on which the band is playing an absolutely stunning two-part set.

Kurt Vile live on WXPN tomorrow/in the future

By Hector on Thursday, April 25th, 2013

It sure looks like Philadelphia’s WXPN is sold on native son Kurt Vile. Tune in to their airwaves on any given day and you’re quite likely to hear Kurt’s new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, spilling forth from your speakers, and tomorrow you can hear the man himself spilling forth thusly, live on air from World Cafe Live as part of the Free At Noon series. I would tell you what time it starts, but it’s called “Free At Noon.” What do you want, a map? Listen at or 88.5FM.

Kurt and the Violators will be returning to the XPN airwaves next month, as part of the Non-Commvention on May 15. More on that later.

Moshing, not dancing

By Patrick on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

courtesy Last Place Champ

Yo La Tengo tour starts tomorrow

By Patrick on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

(image courtesy Bowery Presents)

Yo La Tengo hit the road again starting this Friday in Baltimore with Beach House at the Lyric Opera. These will be the first proper shows in support of Fade in many parts of North America, and if you haven’t seen the band’s new two-part set yet, well, you need to. It’s astoundingly great.

The tour encompasses the Solid Sound and Pitchfork Festivals as well.

July dates will be supporting Belle and Sebastian.

Keep your eyes peeled for some super-interesting new YLT news coming next month.

26 Apr 2013 Lyric Opera House Baltimore, MD with Beach House
27 Apr 2013 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
29 Apr 2013 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
01 May 2013 Tipitina’s Uptown New Orleans, LA
02 May 2013 Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs Houston, TX
03 May 2013 The Mohawk Austin, TX
04 May 2013 Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
06 May 2013 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
09 May 2013 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
10 May 2013 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
11 May 2013 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
12 May 2013 Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub Sacramento, CA
14 May 2013 Knitting Factory Concert House Boise, ID
16 May 2013 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
17 May 2013 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
18 May 2013 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver,
20 May 2013 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
21 May 2013 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
22 May 2013 Crossroads @ KC Grinders Kansas City, MO
23 May 2013 Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
21 Jun 2013 Solid Sound MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
22 Jun 2013 Solid Sound MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
07 Jul 2013 Toronto Urban Roots Fest Toronto
09 Jul 2013 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA with Belle and Sebastian
10 Jul 2013 Mann Center Philadelphia, PA with Belle and Sebastian
11 Jul 2013 Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, NY with Belle and Sebastian
12 Jul 2013 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD with Belle and Sebastian
13 Jul 2013 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA with Belle and Sebastian
14 Jul 2013 Bunbury Festival Cincinnati, OH with Belle and Sebastian
21 Jul 2013 Pitchfork Festival @ Union Park Chicago, IL
28 Jul 2013 Fuji Rock Festival Naeba, Japan
23 Aug 2013 El Plaza Condesa Mexico City, DF, Mexico

Hear the Savages album ahead of release, at select stores this weekend

By Stuart on Friday, April 19th, 2013

Savages by Richard Dumas

Following Savages’ two Pitchfork Best New Track rated singles for She Will and Shut Up (watch it on Youtube), we’re giving 5 record stores in the UK the first public airing of the forthcoming album Silence Yourself tomorrow, for Record Store Day.

The below stores will all be playing the record at the following times, you can pre-order Silence Yourself from Savages, the Matador Store and iTunes, or in the store blasting to your ears, if you’re in one of the following shops:

Jumbo, Leeds @ 8:30am

Piccadilly, Manchester  @ 10am

Sister Ray, London @ 11am

Spillers, Cardiff @ 3pm

Resident, Brighton @ 7pm

Kurt Vile on Sound Opinions

By Claire T on Friday, April 19th, 2013

Photo courtesy of Sound Opinions

Kurt Vile recently stopped by Sound Opinions (WBEZ91.5 Chicago) to perform some songs from Wakin On A Pretty Daze. While there Kurt chatted with hosts, Jim DeRogatis & Greg Kot, about the new album, shredding solos, rock mythology, Tusk, and so much more. It’s a great (and informative) listen that you can check out right here.

And don’t forget Kurt Vile & The Violators will be out at Coachella this Sunday bringing the heat.
And elsewhere across this land through the Spring and Summertime.

Sun-Apr-21 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Sun-May-05 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Tue-May-07 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex ***SOLD OUT
Wed-May-08 – San Francisco, CA – Independent  ***SOLD OUT
Fri-May-10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir ***SOLD OUT
Sat-May-11 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore ***SOLD OUT
Sun-May-12 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Tue-May-14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall ***SOLD OUT
Thu-May-16 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ***SOLD OUT
Fri-May-17 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair ***SOLD OUT
Sat-May-18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Fri – May 24 – Barcelona ES – Primavera Sound Festival
Sat – May 25 – London GB – Field Day
Sun – May 26 – Brussels BE – AB
Mon – May 27 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
Tue -  May 28 – Hamburg DE – Knust
Wed – May 29 – Copenhagen DK – Amager Bio
Sat-Jun-29    New York, NY    4 Knots Festival
Sun-Jul-07    Toronto, ON    Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Tue-Jul-09    Cleveland, OH    Grog Shop
Wed-Jul-10    Detroit, MI    Magic Stick
Thu-Jul-11     Chicago, IL    Metro
Fri-Jul-12    Indianapolis, IN    The Vogue
Sat-Jul-13    Louisville, KY    Forcastle Music Festival
Sun-Jul-14    Nashville, TN    Mercy Lounge
Mon-Jul-15    Birmingham, AL    The Bottletree
Wed-Jul-17    Asheville, NC    The Grey Eagle
Thu-Jul-18    Carrboro, NC    Cats Cradle
Fri-Jul-19    Charlottesville, VA    Jefferson Theatre
Sat-Jul-20    Washington, DC    9:30 Club
Sat-Jul-27    Edmonton, AB    Interstellar Rodeo
Sun-Jul-28    Calgary, AB    Calgary Folk Music Festival
Fri-Aug-2    Happy Valley, OR    Pickathon#
Sat-Aug-3    Happy Valley, OR    Pickathon#
Sun-Aug-4    Happy Valley, OR    Pickathon#
Fri-Aug-9    San Francisco, CA    Outside Lands*
Sat-Aug-10    San Francisco, CA    Outside Lands*
Sun-Aug-11    San Francisco, CA    Outside Lands*

# and * = Performing on one of these dates (exact dates TBC)

The Fresh & Onlys supporting 5/7-5/12
Angel Olsen supporting 5/16-5/18
Steve Gunn supporting 5/7-5/18

Pick up Wakin On A Pretty Daze on the Matador Store

New Savages Song, ‘Shut Up’, Video and Unique London Show Announced

By Judge on Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Savages and acclaimed filmmaker Giorgio Testi have collaborated to created a film to accompany the brand new track Shut Up, taken from Savages forthcoming debut, Silence Yourself, out 6/7 May.   The film, which is directed and edited by the Grammy-nominated Testi, captures the beauty and intensity of a Savages’ live performance to full effect.

Commencing with singer Jehnny Beth intoning the poem / statement-of-intent from the front cover of the band’s forthcoming debut album and then moving into a full performance of the track Shut Up, the film has been premiered today by Dazed Digital.

Meanwhile, Savages today announce a unique London headline show. The show will take place at the Ministry Of Sound on Thursday 9th May, with tickets going on sale at 9.30am tomorrow, Friday 19th April from

This special, intimate show will see Savages taking over the world-famous club to create a unique one-off gig environment, with surround sound PA and the band performing in-the-round, surrounded on all sides by the audience. The whole evening will be curated by Savages, with films, DJ sets and special composed support slot from the band’s producer Johnny Hostile. Anyone who attended the band’s recent headline show at London’s Electric Ballroom venue will have an idea of what to expect.  More exciting details on the show to come.

Preorder Silence Yourself at any of the following retailers, or your local record store:

Savages | Matador Direct | Pop Noire | iTunes

Silence Yourself.

Savages Live, May 2013

1st Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield, UK

2nd SWG3, Glasgow, UK

5th Arts Centre, Norwich, UK

7th Bodega, Nottingham, UK

8th Old Fire Station, Bournemouth, UK

9th Ministry Of Sound, London, UK

13th Botanique-Orangie, Brussels, Belgium

15th Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

16th Geb9, Cologne, Germany

17th Lido, Berlin, Germany

19th Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany

20th Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland

23rd Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain

25th Field Day Festival, London, UK

Alumni Corner : Help Marcellus Hall Complete His New Album

By Gerard on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

There’s few reading this who didn’t have their adolescence or adulthood dramatically improved by the songs of Railroad Jerk / White Hassle founder Marcellus Hall. Following a fantastic solo LP in 2011, ‘The First Line’,, he’d like to put the finishing touches on another masterpiece, but (see above) your assistance would be appreciated..

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In addition, here’s a trailer for Hall’s new children’s book, ‘Everyone Sleeps’.