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Listen to Majical Cloudz’ “Savage”

By Robby on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Composed around the same time that Devon Welsh wrote Impersonator, “Savage” has been an integral part of Majical Cloudz’ live show for quite some time.

In regards to “Savage”, Devon Welsh of Majical Cloudz notes “I think it’s important to explain a song a little bit, but not too much. The song is written about a specific set of circumstances and experiences, and Matt and I did such-and-such when we recorded it, but ultimately what the song is ‘about’ is less important than how and why it is meaningful for you when you listen to it. Explaining too much about the details of the song is not the point, so I won’t. “Savage” is about a friendship, it’s mysteries and it’s moments of excitement, and the way drugs played into all of it. It’s about letting go of a relationship as it changes and the emotions that go along with that.”

“Savage” is the first new material the duo has released following the release of Impersonator earlier this year.

Buy ‘Impersonator’ here

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DARKSIDE on KEXP today

By Hector on Monday, November 18th, 2013

photo by Emeline Ancel-Pirouelle

Last Friday’s DARKSIDE session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic went so well that we thought hey, why not do that again, but further north? And so it is that Nicolas and Dave will be going on the air live at Seattle’s KEXP in just under half an hour (2pm EST/11am PST, to be exact). Listen online at KEXP.org, or in Seattle at 90.3FM.

Queens of the Stone Age – The Vampyre of Time and Memory interactive music video and much more

By Gabe on Monday, November 18th, 2013

Today Queens of the Stone Age and The Creators Project are happy to bring you a groundbreaking interactive music video experience for “The Vampyre of Time and Memory”, the emotional epicenter of the Queens recent album …Like Clockwork. I am told that ground was broken here and I believe it. I really do.

The full video experience can be found here: http://www.vampyreoftimeandmemory.com/

Immerse y’all, this is truly something special.

The video, directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco, is also available (and shareable) in an exquisite Director’s Cut (completely required viewing):

In addition, tomorrow sees the release of …Like Cologne, a three-track EP exclusive to Spotify featuring unique live takes on three QOTSA classics including Vampyre of Time & Memory. …Like Cologne was recorded September 4 at the Kulturkirche in Cologne, Germany.

Also, November 29 sees the release of …Like Clockwork BLACK-ON-BLACK Black Friday Edition: a limited edition high quality black vinyl pressing of …Like Clockwork in a blacker sleeve with yet blacker glossy print. The Darth Vader of the vinyl world, only meaner.

Finally: Queens Of The Stone Age have extended the …Like Clockwork US tour:

Jan 30 2014 – Memorial Auditorium – Raleigh, NC
Jan 31 2014 – Township Auditorium – Columbia, SC
Feb 01 2014 – Tennesse Theatre – Knoxville, TN
Feb 03 2014 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
Feb 04 2014 – Mahaffey Theater – Saint Petersburg, FL
Feb 05 2014 – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach, FL
Feb 07 2014 – Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
Feb 09 2014 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

For more information, go to qotsa.com.

Exclusive artist and Citi pre-sales begin Wednesday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets will be on sale to the public Friday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
For more about Citi Private Pass, go to: http://www.citiprivatepass.com

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Listen to DARKSIDE’s US radio debut today on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

By Hector on Friday, November 15th, 2013
photo by Emeline Ancel-Pirouelle

Today on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, for the first time ever, the duo of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington (pka (DARKSIDE) will be performing live on US radio. I’m sitting in the control room right now as they run through songs from their debut full-length, Psychic, and trust me, you don’t want to miss this. In Los Angeles, the spot on your radio dial is 89.9FM, and you can also listen online worldwide at KCRW.org. They go on at 2:15PM EST/11:15AM PST, so you have plenty of time to mentally prepare yourself.

QOTSA – The Vampyre of Time and Memory interactive music video

By Gabe on Friday, November 15th, 2013

Coming Monday

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Kurt Vile To Appear On The Next-To-Next-To-Next-To-Next-To Last Episode Of “The Best Show On WFMU”

By Gerard on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

“Lonestar Statesman” – photo by Aaron Sainz

How does a fellow follow being named one of GQ Magazine’s Men Of The Year? I don’t know how Daniel Craig, Tom Brady or Justin Timberlake might answer that question, but if you’re KURT VILE the answer is so blatantly obvious I can’t believe you didn’t see it coming from the goddamn headline above. Next Tuesday night, November 19 at 9pm eastern, Kurt will be be a guest on WFMU‘s “The Best Show On WFMU“, as host Tom Scharpling enters his final month of toiling for free weekly programs for the station. It’s hardly Kurt’s first appearance on “The Best Show”, but given the respective trajectories of their careers —- Kurt entering an orbit only occupied by the entertainment world’s biggest stars, Tom preparing for a transition his handlers say might make him “the next Pat O’Brien” — this could be the final time these two icons are in the same room.

Or maybe they do something similar in a few months. Either way, you won’t want to miss it.

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks “Wig Out At Jagbags” out Jan 7, new song “Lariat”

By Nils on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Resolution this! WIG OUT AT JAGBAGS. #WigOutJicks

January 7 (January 6 in the UK) marks the release of the new Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks album, Wig Out At Jagbags, their first since 2011′s Mirror Traffic, which follows a short period of Malkmus being relocated to Berlin. Malkmus sez:

“Wig Out At Jagbags is inspired by Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegell, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Spar and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen-Malkmus-imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, Sic Alps, UVA in the late 80′s, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townshend, Pavement, The Joggers, The NBA and home life in the 2010′s …”

Track listing:
1. Planetary Motion
2. The Janitor Revealed
3. Lariat
4. Houston Hades
5. Shibboleth
6. J Smoov
7. Rumble At The Rainbo
8. Chartjunk
9. Independence Street
10. Scattegories
11. Cinnamon and Lesbians
12. Surreal Teenagers

Écoutez “Lariat” ici:

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Matador Store Pre-order:
Pre-orders from the Matador store receive pre-order-only “Pick Up The Spare” 7” (single sided 7” on strawberry red vinyl) – while supplies last!

iTunes Pre-order:
Pre-order from iTunes receive a download of “Lariat” instantly, and non-album track “Pick Up The Spare” on release date.

The band will be touring UK/Europe in January, with US dates to follow starting in Feb:

Mon Jan 13 — 
Leeds | Brudenell
Tue Jan 14 — 
Glasgow | Oran Mor
Wed Jan 15 — 
Manchester | Gorilla
Thu Jan 16 — 
London | Forum
Sat Jan 18 — 
Paris | Divan Du Monde
Mon Jan 20 — 
Madrid | Joy Eslava
Tue Jan 21 — 
Barcelona | Bikini
Thu Jan 23 — 
Milan | Tunnel
Sat Jan 25 — 
Fribourg | Fri-Son
Sun Jan 26 — 
Frankfurt | Zoom
Mon Jan 27 — 
Berlin | Postbahnhof
Wed Jan 29 — 
Copenhagen |Vega
Thu Jan 30 — 
Hamburg | Knust
Fri Jan 31 — 
Cologne | Gebaude 9
Sat Feb 1 — Brussels | Botanique Orangerie
Sun Feb 2 — Amsterdam | Bitterzoet

photo by Leah Nash

Tour Tapes

By Gerard on Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Matador blew off Cassette Store Day this year — something about our misplacing our calendar. But that hasn’t stopped Kurt Vile and Chelsea Light Moving from putting together tour cassettes (splits with Merchandise and VBA, respectively).

Lee Ranaldo (with The Dust) Talks Set Listing

By Nils on Friday, November 8th, 2013

On SuperGlued‘s curiously enthralling new series “The Set List”, Lee Ranaldo talks about how he puts together a set list:

Watch his brilliant set-listage, featuring songs (like THIS and THIS) from his brilliant new album Last Night On Earth, in action in the following cities:

NOVEMBER
10 – Groningen, NL
11 – Hamburg
12 – Berlin
13 – Cologne
14 – Metz, FR
15 – Metz, FR
17 – Lausanne, FR
18 – Feyzin, FR
20 – Villeneuve D’Asq, FR
21 – London
22 – ATP, baby
23 – Pais
25 – Poitiers, FR
26 – Tours, FR

DECEMBER
6 – Portland, OR
7 – Vancouver, BC
8 – Seattle
10 – San Jose
11 – SF
13 – LA
14 – San Diego

JANUARY
8 – Philadelphia
9 – Hamden, CT
10 – Boston
11 – Brooklyn

Delorean – “Unhold” video featuring Caroline from Chairlift debuts with Nowness

By Gabe on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Today Nowness has premiered the new video from Delorean, for the song “Unhold” from the band’s new album Apar. The song, and now the video, feature appearances from Caroline Polachek of Chairlift:

Delorean: Unhold on Nowness.com

Delorean’s North American tour beings in January:

1/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
1/25 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
1/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
1/28 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Purgatory
1/29 – Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
1/30 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
1/31 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
2/1 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
2/3 – El Paso, TX – Lobrow Palace
2/5 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent
2/6 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
2/7 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
2/8 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
2/9 – San Francisco – The Independent
2/10 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
2/11 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
2/14 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
2/15 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
2/18 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
2/20 – Toronto, ON – Hoxton
2/23 – Boston, MA – Sinclair