Archive for August, 2013

Singles Going Home Alone Update : A) Our Subscription Series Is Totally Awesome, B) Why Haven’t You Signed Up Yet?

By Gerard on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

OK, it seems we’ve been remiss in keeping you up to date with what’s happening with year #2 of our SIngles Going Home Alone subscription 7″ series. As you might recall, 2012′s edition brought limited edition, colored vinyl 7″‘s from Stephen Malkmus & The Jinks / LA Guns (split), OBN III’s, The Men, Wounded Lion, Jesu and Kurt Vile / Meg Baird (another split)…plus a bonus 7″ from the long, lost Boston/Tampa trio Primitive Romance.

At risk of patting ourselves on the back so hard we might end up in traction, we’re feeling like 2013′s lineup to date is even heavier. And when you consider 13 singles weigh almost twice as much as 7, that’s no hollow boast. To recap, here’s what’s come out to date, along with what’s coming soon :

January – Jeffrey Novak – ” I Never Knew I Knew So Much b/w “B-7″

February – Superchunk – “I Hate History” b/w ” Glue” (SS Decontrol)

March – Cian Nugent & The Cosmos – “Hire Purchase (Part I) ” b/w “Hire Purchase (Part II)”

April – Outer Spaces – “I Was Divided ” b/w “Eternally Fifteen”

June – Royal Headache – “Stand And Stare” b/w “Give It All To Me”

July - Bits Of Shit – ” Rider” / “Lazy Cowgirls” / “Total Recall”

August- Lower Plenty / Dick Diver - “At The Very Top” b/w “Altona”

September - Smartboys - “A Different World” b/w “Sacked”

October - Tony Molina – 6 Track EP

Along with a 7″ from Coho Lips before year’s end, we’ll have another 2 singles (plus a bonus surprise) to announce soon. In the meantime, THERE ARE STILL A FEW COPIES OF THESE REMAINING. If you missed out at the start of the year, you can still subscribe and get all of 2013′s 7″‘s so far, plus everything that’s coming between now and December 31st. Ok?   THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR PATIENCE (AND YOUR MONEY) .

Kurt Vile – “Freeway”, Live At Philadelphia City Hall

By Gerard on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

(video courtesy Bob Sweeney)

Shortly after receiving the greatest honor a Philadelphia citizen can be bestowed short of the Wingbowl Trophy, Kurt Vile performed for a City Hall audience (above). Thanks again to all who attended.

Happy Kurt Vile Day!

By Nils on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

As previously noted, today is officially Kurt Vile Day in Philadelphia, thanks to the great work of the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, who know sweet rock action (and upstanding citizenship, as exemplified by Mr. Vile) when they see/hear it. The City of Philadelphia is celebrating Kurt Vile Day by presenting Kurt with the Liberty Bell, the City’s highest highest honor, and he will be playing a free concert in the City Hall Courtyard today at 5:30pm to mark the occasion.

The above poster was designed by Steve Powers in connection with the Philadelphia Poster Guild. For those of you in Philadelphia, limited edition prints will be signed by ESPO and given away today at the event. First come first served!

And here’s a Q&A with Kurt in conjunction with KV Day on Philadelphia Magazine’s site:

photo courtesy Philadelphia Magazine

listen to a new version of Majical Cloudz “Childhood’s End”, remixed by CFCF

By Robby on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Canadian producer CFCF added some trippy gamelan elements to Majical Cloudz’ “Childhood’s End”, which also features newly recorded vocals.”

Catch Majical Cloudz on tour and follow along, as Devon updates daily with summaries of every show along the way.

Tue 8-27 – Los Angeles, CA @  Echo

Wed 8-28 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Sat 8-31 – Austin, TX @ Red 7

Sun 9-1 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

Mon 9-2 – Houston, TX @ FItzgerald’s

Wed 9-4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

Thu 9-5 – Nashville, TN @ The End

Fri 9-6 – Asheville, NC @ Emerald Lounge

Sat 9-7 – Raleigh, NC @ The Hive (Hopscotch Music Festival)

Mon 9-9 – Washington, DC @ DC9

Tue 9-10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

Wed 9-11 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine

Thu 9-12 – Middletown, CT @ Eclectic House

Fri 9-13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands

Sat 9-14 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Sun 9-15 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott

Mon 9-16 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf

Tue 9-17 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar


photo from the OsheagaFestival flickr

Ted Leo and Aimee Mann’s new band are touring before they go on tour together

By Robby on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Ahead of his aforementioned tour opening for Aimee Mann, Aimee & Ted’s newest venture, The Both will do a handful of special gigs.

The Both

Sat, 9/7 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout – A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party
Mon, 9/9 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle
Wed, 9/11 – New York, NY – The Bell House

Ted Leo

Fri, 9/27 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
Sat, 9/28 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
Sun, 9/29 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Tue, 10/1 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
Wed, 10/2 – Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theatre at Shaw
Fri, 10/4 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Sat, 10/5 – Franklin, TN – Dolly Chandler Frankly Theatre
Sun, 10/6 – Louisville, KY – The Clifton Center
Tue, 10/8 – Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater
Wed, 10/9 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
Thu, 10/10 – Blacksburg, VA – Lyric Theatre
Fri, 10/11 – Harrisburg, PA – Whitaker Center
Sun, 10/13 – Ithaca, NY – The State Theatre
Tue, 10/15 – Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
Sat, 10/19 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre
Sun, 10/20 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club
Mon, 10/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club


photo lifted from MandeePhoto‘s flickr

Queens of the Stone Age – Barclays Center, Brooklyn, December 14

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

(“I Sat By The Ocean”, live at the Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, May 24)

Queens of the Stone Age will headline Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday, December 14. There’s a presale starting tomorrow (Wednesday, August 28) at 10am eastern – the code is OCEAN.

In the event you missed Josh Homme being interviewed by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot on WEBZ’s “Sound Opinions” a couple of weeks ago, here’s another chance to hear it.

Kurt Vile Covers Nine Inch Nails On Eve Of Kurt Vile Day

By Nils on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

I’m a sucker for The AV Club‘s “Undercover” series — you may have seen Yo La Tengo cover The Supremes, Ceremony cover Violent Femmes, Sloan cover Gary Numan, or Ted Leo cover Tears For Fears — but this could be the one you were waiting for.

Here’s Kurt Vile, with Rob Laakso on syntetisaattori, polkimet, and rumpukone, doing Nine Inch Nails’s “Down In It”:

Kurt Vile covers Nine Inch Nails

And don’t forget, tomorrow, by mayoral decree, is Kurt Vile Day in Philadelphia; Kurt will be performing in City Hall Courtyard and receiving the Liberty Bell Award.

Savages – headline UK tour announced

By Stuart on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

As the above hopefully explains, Savages are embarking upon a UK headline tour this November, with the below dates going on sale this Friday, August 30th.

It follows a summer of storming festival sets across the globe, with The Forum marking their largest headline UK show to date.  Ahead of these the band round up their summer festivals and support Queens of the Stone Age in between their own headline North American dates (which are also selling fast).

The newly added dates are:


5th – Brighton, Concorde 2 – Tickets

6th – London, Forum – Tickets

7th – Bristol, Trinity – Tickets

9th – Manchester, Ritz – Tickets

10th – Glasgow, Classic Grand – Tickets

11th – Leeds, Vox – Tickets

Watch Savages perform ‘She Will’ at Pitchfork Festival in Chicago:

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Belle and Sebastian “Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Mix)” Video Premiere

By Nils on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Today marks the US release date of Belle and Sebastian‘s The Third Eye Centre, a collection of rarities and non-album tracks from the last decade.

To celebrate, a new video for “Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Mix),” starring Hannah Murray (Game Of Thrones, Skins), who will also be starring in Stuart Murdoch’s forthcoming film God Help The Girl:

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Happy Tuesday!

Stuart & Stevie Dish Track-By-Track About “The Third Eye Centre”

By Nils on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

This Tuesday (Monday in the UK) sees the release of Belle and Sebastian’s “The Third Eye Centre,” a compilation of rarities and non-LP tracks from the last decade. You can hear it now streaming at THE GUARDIAN.

Additionally, Under The Radar’s John Everhart spoke with Stuart and Stevie about each track, and their reminiscing and rambling is going up in parts today, tomorrow, and Friday at Under The Radar. Part one:


” ‘Your Secrets’ was from 1994. It was about meeting up in the afternoon to talk about German philosophers. There wasn’t much else to do back then.”