Archive for May, 2013

Belle and Sebastian Add 2 Dates to July Tour of North America

By Nils on Friday, May 17th, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand (by Oprah and Mormons, apparently), Belle and Sebastian have added Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City to their swelling North American July tour. While the band has started working on new material, Stuart Murdoch has said these shows are likely to be all back catalog, though anyone who’s seen the band knows their sets can vary wildly from night to night, so we recommend attending every show (except NYC, which is SOLD OUT). Check out this recent interview with Stuart, where he talks about his recently-completed God Help The Girl film, and working on new material.

4 Québec City, QC / Festival d’été de Québec

5 Montréal, QC / Festival International de Jazz de Montréal with Here We Go Magic

6 Ottawa, ON / Ottawa Bluesfest

7 Toronto, ON / Toronto Urban Roots Festival

9 Boston, MA / Bank of America Pavilion with Yo La Tengo

10 Philadelphia, PA / Skyline Stage at the Mann with Yo La Tengo

11 Brooklyn, NY / Celebrate Brooklyn! – Prospect Park Bandshell with Yo La Tengo

12 Columbia, MD / Merriweather Post Pavilion with Yo La Tengo

13 Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE with Yo La Tengo

14 Cincinnati, OH / Bunbury Music Festival
16 Austin, TX / ACL Live at The Moody Theater with Blitzen Trapper
17 Santa Barbara, CA / Santa Barbara Bowl with Best Coast
18 Salt Lake City, UT / 2013 Twilight Concert Series with Blitzen Trapper
20 Chicago, IL / Pitchfork Music Festival

Savages KEXP session video online now

By Hector on Thursday, May 16th, 2013

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Last month, Savages visited KEXP before a Seattle show to play a live session. The video of that session is now online thanks to KEXP and NPR Music, and it’s just as amazing as you’d expect. Watch “City’s Full” above, and check out the full session at NPR Music.

Savages’ debut album, Silence Yourself, can be had in all the popular formats of the day at our webstore.

Queens of the Stone Age – “If I Had A Tail”

By Gerard on Thursday, May 16th, 2013
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images by Boneface, animation by Liam Brazier.

…Like Clockwork
is out June 4 (June 3 in Europe) and is available for pre-order now.

Twitter – QOTSA

Facebook – QOTSA

Chelsea Light Moving debut “Lip” video

By Nils on Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Thurston Moore and his merry band of agitators offer this opening salvo for a springtime revolution, 2013:

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Directed by Eva at Ecstatic Peace Library

Kurt Vile live on WXPN tonight

By Hector on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

(photo by Rachel Del Sordo)

Attentive readers will remember that a few weeks ago I promised more details on a mysterious opportunity to once again here Kurt Vile strut his stuff on hometown station WXPN. The time for more details, and strutting, has arrived. TONIGHT, at 9:25PM EDT, Kurt will take to the stage at World Cafe Live to play a special solo set as part of the annual Non-Commvention (Where the AAA Radio Elite Meet to Get Hammered). If you find yourself unlucky enough to not be employed in the field of non-commercial radio (which, all kidding aside, is a pretty great field, as fields go), I encourage you to visit or 88.5FM in the City of #BROLO (as the kids say), and give KV your full attention.

(The kids do say that, right?)

Queens of the Stone Age – “Keep Your Eyes Peeled”

By Gerard on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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images by Boneface, animation by Liam Brazier.

…Like Clockwork
is out June 4 (June 3 in Europe) and is available for pre-order now.

Twitter – QOTSA

Facebook – QOTSA

Listen to Majical Cloudz ‘Impersonator’ in full now

By Robby on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Pitchfork are hosting an Adavance listen of Majical Cloudz LP ‘Impersonator‘ a week ahead of its North American release (out May 27 elsewhere). Dig in and immerse yourself into this album, which Stereogum calls “equally heartwrenching and deeply unnerving..a walloping listen” – if you added the word essential to those adjectives, we’d have to agree.

Click HERE to listen.


Majical Cloudz have a few dates upcoming, including an release show in Brooklyn next week, FREE in-stores & dates with Grizzly Bear. We’ll have a lot more confirms shortly.

Until then, enjoy Impersonator.
Wed 5/15 Chicago, IL — Permanent Records 4pm FREE
Wed   5/15  Chicago IL  Metro (w/ Youth Lagoon
Thu   5/16  Madison WI  Majestic Theater (w/ Youth Lagoon)
Fri   5/17  Minneapolis MN    Fine Line Music Cafe (w/ Youth Lagoon)

Mon 5/20 Manhattan, NY — Other Music 8pm FREE
Tue 5/21 Brooklyn, NY — GLASSLANDS ‘Impersonator’ release show TICKETS

Tue 6/18 Miami Beach, FL  – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason (w/ Grizzly Bear)
Wed 6/18 Tampa, FL — The Ritz Ybor (w/ Grizzly Bear)

Fri 8/2 Montreal, QC — Osheaga Festival
Sat 9/7 Raleigh, NC — Hopscotch Music Festival


‘Impersonator’ is available for pre-order now on all formats at the Matador storeiTunes.


Follow Majical Cloudz:
Twitter: @majicalcloudz



Queens of the Stone Age – “Kalopsia”

By The Management on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
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images by Boneface, animation by Liam Brazier.

…Like Clockwork
is out June 4  (June 3 in Europe) and is available for pre-order now.

Twitter – QOTSA

Facebook – QOTSA

Come – In Rehearsal Mode

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

l-r : Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, working in an undisclosed European hideaway Monday afternoon in preparation for Come’s forthcoming European and US dates in support of next week’s deluxe reissue of their landmark debut album, 11:11.

5/17-19 Orange Blossom Special Festival Beverungen DM
5/20 Bitterzoet Amsterdam NL
5/22 The Ruby Lounge Manchester UK
5/23 Dingwalls London, UK
5/24 Instant Chavires, Paris FR
5/26 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES
5/27 Le Romandie Lausanne, Switzerland
5/28 Jubez Karlsruhe, Germany
5/30 Locomotiv, Bologna IT
5/31 Kino, Ebensee AT
6/01 Pilot, Prague CZ
6/02 Festaal Kruezberg, Berlin DE
6/19 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles CA
6/20 The Independent San Francisco CA
6/21 Mississippi Studios Portland OR
6/22 The Crocodile Seattle WA
6/27 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
6/28 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
7/12 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL

’11:11′ is available for preorder from The Matador Store.

follow Come on Twitter :  @TheRealCome


Ceremony west coast tour dates & $5 Gilman Street show

By Robby on Monday, May 13th, 2013

Never slowing down, Ceremony are poised to play a number of West Coast dates in May and June. Don’t miss them.

The dates include a special show at 924 Gilman St, of which the band writes on their website:

So it’s been over a year since we last played our home, 924 Gilman Street, which is (we’re told) the longest our band has ever gone since we began. We seek to rectify this with a very unique and experimental idea: A Five Dollar Punk Show. We’ll be joined on the bill by four kindred spirits; NO STATIK, SECRET PEOPLE,FACE THE RAIL and CAGED ANIMAL and we hope you will join us too. Friday May 17th at 7:30pm. All ages, naturally. No advance tickets or any of that bullshit, just show up. Let’s hang out.

More Info Here


Friday  17 Berkeley, CA 924 Gilman St


Monday    03 La Jolla, CA Che Cafe Collective (UC San Diego)
Tuesday   04 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
Wednesday    05 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Thursday     06 Los Angeles, ES The Echoplex
Friday    07   Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium

Grab Ceremony’s  2012 release, Zoo, at the Matastore and watch the video for “Adult” below:




Kurt Vile live on KEXP today

By Hector on Sunday, May 12th, 2013

In just minutes, Kurt Vile and The Violators will be playing live on Seattle’s KEXP before their sold-out show tonight at Neumo’s. The session starts at 5:00PM EDT/2:00PM EDT, and can be heard at 90.3FM or Tune in!


By Gabe on Friday, May 10th, 2013

Savages on KXLU’s Part Time Punks today!

By Hector on Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Today’s webcast isn’t the only chance far-flung fans have to partake in Savages live goodness. Today KXLU’s Part Time Punks will be debuting a live session the band recorded in LA last month. Tune in from 3pm to 6pm Pacific (6pm to 9pm Eastern) for all the Savages action you love, plus a pretty snazzy radio show in general. Online listeners can listen at, and Angelenos can point their tuning apparatus to 88.9FM.


By Gerard on Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Pre-order ‘Like Clockwork’ on vinyl and CD

Savages – Live From London’s MInistry Of Sound, RIGHT NOW

By Gerard on Thursday, May 9th, 2013


(preceded by Johnny Hostile’s support set at 9:15 local time)

The Creators Project
Pop Noire
order ‘Silence Yourself’ from The Matador Store

REMINDER: Tonight – Savages, Live from Ministry of Sound in London – online concert event with The Creators Project

By Judge on Thursday, May 9th, 2013

A reminder: catch Savages LIVE tonight, streamed in conjunction with The Creators Project – direct from their show at the legendary Ministry of Sound club in London, UK.

Opening act Johnny Hostile takes the stage at 4:15pm EDT / 9:15pm GMT, while the best live band in the world right now*, Savages, perform at 5:00pm EDT/9:15pm GMT. The show will be filmed by DARYL, in-the-round. Not to be missed under any circumstance.

Just head over to to watch the set as it happens (or you can watch it above, but why not throw Creators a bone? They’ve been awfully nice).

*our opinion, but it’ll be your opinion too after you see them live.

Majical Cloudz on tour now, will perform at Other Music in NYC

By Robby on Thursday, May 9th, 2013

In addition to the aforementioned release event for their Impersonator LP at Brooklyn’s Glasslands Gallery, Majical Cloudz are also set to play a free in-store at Manhattan’s Other Music on Monday May 20 at 8pm.

Majical Cloudz’ tour with Youth Lagoon soldiers on, earning plaudits along the way. And don’t forget to check out “Bugs Don’t Buzz“, which Pitchfork called “beautifully spartan and abandoned music“, and, pre-order ‘Impersonator’ now.


Thurs 5/9 Brooklyn NY The Bell House*
Fri   5/10  Philadelphia PA   Union Transfer*
Mon   5/13  Toronto ON  The Great Hall*
Tue   5/14  Columbus OH A&R Music Bar*
Wed   5/15  Chicago IL  Metro*
Thu   5/16  Madison WI  Majestic Theater*
Fri   5/17  Minneapolis MN    Fine Line Music Cafe*
Tue 5/21 Brooklyn, NY May 21 — ‘Impersonator’ release show

* with Youth Lagoon


photo lifted without permission from giulia_balducci‘s flickr.

Yo La Tengo – Live, Wednesday AM on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Yo La Tengo’s box office smash North American tour in support of album-of-the-year candidate ‘Fade’ hits the West Coast this week with scalper-bait shows at LA’s Fonda Theatre (Thursday) and a pair of nights at San Francisco’s venerable Fillmore (Friday and Saturday). Though Ira, Georgia and James have done a number of radio sessions already in 2013, they’ve not visited KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” in far too long (OK, there’s probably more recent appearances, but this was the first one to pop up in a search).

Tomorrow morning, “far too long” becomes, “no, they’re on right now”. Tune in Wednesday at 11:15am Pacific time (2:15 pm eastern, 7:15pm for our friends in the United Kingdom) and you’ll hear Yo La Tengo playing, well, whatever they feel like, as well as chatting with MBE host Jason Bentley. Admittedly, I’m guessing about the chat portion, but anything else would be kind of rude, don’t you think?


‘Fade’ – available from the Matador Store on LP, CD and digital formats

(ADDENDUM : Hector reminds me that Yo La Tengo last appeared on KCRW in 2000.  My apologies — I’m new here!)

Out Now – Savages | Silence Yourself – Live Concert Stream This Week

By Judge on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

This week we are hugely excited to be releasing the debut album from London’s Savages – the record that Pitchfork called “one of rock’s most commanding and ferociously poised debuts in recent years.” (Pitchfork Best New Music 8.7)

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

Silence Yourself is the Rough Trade Album of the Month for May and last night the band performed at a packed Rough Trade East in support.  It felt like a big moment for the band, the day the album is released in the UK, surrounded by family and friends and a huge line of devoted fans formed to say hi to the band after.  First in the queue was none other but Thurston Moore: “Awesome band! Got to meet them afterwards!”  I’m not sure who was more starstruck.  Testament to their incredible live show.

For those that haven’t been able to catch the band live yet, this week there will be a live webstream of their headline release-week London show at legendary Ministry Of Sound nightclub on Thursday 9th May at 9.15pm GMT / 4.15pm EST / 1.15pm PST.

In conjunction with The Creators Project and with creative direction from DARYL, the band’s performance on Thursday evening will be in-the-round, (Thunderdome style!) with the crowd surrounding the band.  The set will be filmed in full and will be available to view LIVE via a webcast at The Creators Project YouTube Channel.  Truly not to be missed.

About The Creators Project:
Founded by a revolutionary partnership between Intel and VICE, The Creators Project celebrates and supports visionary artists across multiple disciplines who are using technology in innovative ways to push the boundaries of creative expression. Launched in 2010, The Creators Project includes daily video and editorial content, an official YouTube Channel, and original artwork commissions. To date, there are more than 500 Creators from around the world. Participating artists include Karen O, M83, Benh Zeitlin, Animal Collective, The xx, Chris Milk, Florence and the Machine, Spike Jonze, Amon Tobin, Matt Pyke, Anthony Wong, Supermarche, United Visual Artists, Sticky Monster Lab, Takeshi Murata, Andrew Huang, Vega Zaishi Wang, Mick Rock, David Bowie and Barney Clay.

You can watch the live stream HERE at 9pm GMT on Thursday 9th May.

The band have also announced their return to North America this summer; new tour dates are below in bold and tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 10th.

7th Bodega, Nottingham, UK
8th Old Fire Station, Bournemouth. UK cancelled
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
11th Webster Hall, New York, NY
12th Middle East, Boston, MA
13th Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel, Washington D.C.
14th Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
15th La Tulipe, Montreal, QBC
16th Mod Club, Toronto, ONT
20th Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
21st Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
23rd El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA

30th End Of The Road festival, UK | She Will | Shut Up

Queens of The Stone Age – “I Appear Missing” Animated Video Unveiled

By The Management on Monday, May 6th, 2013
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Following the cryptic surfacing of the and its hazy semi-clues and last night’s Adult Swim ad, Queens Of The Stone Age have unveiled a trailer scored by three minutes of the never-before-heard “I Appear Missing,” which appears in its entirety on the band’s upcoming ‘… Like Clockwork’, out June 4 on Matador Records.

Showcasing disturbingly beautiful (or beautifully disturbing?) images from the boundless imagination of … Like Clockwork visual visionary, enigmatic UK artist Boneface (brought to life by animator Liam Brazier), “I Appear Missing” is a hypnotic journey into a nightmare-scape that adds illustrative dimension to another audio glimpse of the coming storm that is … Like Clockwork. Keep Your Eyes peeled on to see what happens next…

Described by Queens principal Joshua Homme as “an audio documentary of a manic year,” … Like Clockwork is the band’s first full length collection of all new material since 2007’s Era Vulgaris, as well as its debut release on new label partner Matador. The record can be pre-ordered on CD and vinyl now from and from iTunes . All pre-orders will immediately receive “My God Is The Sun,” which has been generating some early heat at:

“(FOUR STARS) the band’s most gloriously motorik chug since those early days… takes off like a trip to the Mushroom Planet as Homme croons about desert roads to nowhere and praises the sun like he never gets tired of staring at it… Breathe deep”–ROLLING STONE

“an appropriately gnarly 4/4 monster, recalling their hardest hitting early material. As Homme gazes in awe at the sun’s omnipresent embrace, rock die-hards have ample time to hail the Queens’ revival”

… Like Clockwork was produced by Joshua Homme and QOTSA, recorded by Mark Rankinwith additional engineering by Justin Smith, at Josh’s studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, California.

Queens of the Stone Age are: Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita and Michael Shuman. Jon Theodore plays drums live (and on the new record’s title track). See below for tour dates and check back at the following for updates:

Facebook – QOTSA

Live 2013

06/13/13 – Interlaken, Swizerland – Greenfield Festival
06/14/13 – Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop
06/15/13 – Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/21/13 – Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
06/22/13 – Berlin, Germany – Zitadelle Spandau
06/23/13 – Scheesel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06/26/13 – Helsinki, Finland – Rock The Beach Festival
06/28/13 – Borlange, Sweden – Peace & Love Festival
06/30/13 – Herchesfeld Roeser, Luxembourg – Rock a Field Festival
07/02/13 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle D
07/03/13 – Budapest, Hungary – Volt Festival
07/02-05/13 – Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic – Rock For People Festival
07/05/13 – Gdansk, Poland – Heineken Open’er Festival
08/02/13 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/03/13 – Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
08/09/13 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Valley Music Festival
08/31/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Budweiser Made in America Festival