Stream Iceage’s ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’

One week prior to the release of the eagerly awaited Iceage album, ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’, the band’s 3rd album is now available to steam in advance via their via their YouTube channel.

Preorder ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ (in stores October 6 in Europe, October 7 in North America) from the following :
The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd)
iTunes
Amazon
*- ( at iTunes and Amazon MP3, both “The Lord’s Favorite” and “Forever” are available as instant downloads when preordering the album)

Tour dates:

Friday, October 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD*
Sunday, October 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, October 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA*
Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$
Friday, October 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada%
Saturday, October 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada#
Sunday, October 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#
Tuesday, October 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*#
Wednesday, October 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*#
Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN*
Friday, October 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Saturday, October 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS*
Sunday, October 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO*
Monday, October 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT*
Wednesday, October 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Saturday, November 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX
Monday, November 10 – Aveny-T, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 – Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta
% w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy

Iceage – official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook

Coming January 2015 : Belle and Sebastian – ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’

(photo by Søren Solkær)

Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 19, 2015 (Jan 20 in the North America) via Matador Records – their first to be released on Matador worldwide.

‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s ‘Write About Love’. The album was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others. Additional mixing was done with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan in Glasgow, and the album was mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.

A short video clip from their time in Atlanta – set to one of the new tracks can be seen above (if you’re based in Germany, click here). There are also several images from recording and other recent activities on their Instagram (link below).

As a reminder, the band’s entire vinyl catalog will be back in print on October 7.

Belle and Sebastian on tour
:

Monday, September, 29 – House Of Blues, Orlando FL
Wednesday, October 1, – Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Friday, October 3 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Monday, October 6 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 7 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 8 – Civic Space Park, Phoenix AZ
Friday, October, 10 – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin TX
Sunday, October, 12 – Corona Capital Music Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Wednesday, October 29 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhll-On-Sea
Friday, October, 31 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Paris France
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei, Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, NYC (tickets on sale, Friday, October 3 at 11am eastern)

Belle and Sebastian – official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Pasta with cherry tomatoes, two ways

Fresh cherry tomatoes are still good so it’s a fine time to use them in pasta. Here are two preparations that look similar in photographs but could not taste more different.

The first is spaghetti con i pomodorini from Franci on eGullet. This is a fresh and buoyant preparation. Here’s how I did it:

1 lb cherry tomatoes (get good ones if possible)
sea salt
2 tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/4 habanero, de-seeded and pitched, finely minced
1/2 lb pasta
fresh sage leaves

Bring large pot of salted water to the boil and add pasta. Set timer to 1-2 minutes short of recommended pasta cooking time.

Slice the tomatoes in half and salt them generously. Heat olive oil, add garlic and habanero, and when you can smell the garlic, add the tomatoes, cut side down, and turn heat up to medium or medium high so that they start to wilt and caramelize on the bottom. Do not move the tomatoes.

When pasta is just short of al dente, lift it out of the pot with tongs (do not drain it) and add it to the tomatoes. Cook quickly until pasta is done, adjusting seasoning to taste. Serve with torn sage leaves and without cheese. Plenty of fresh-ground black pepper should be available on the table.

Ruth Rogers present a characteristically more rib-sticking version of this dish in the River Cafe Cookbook:

2 lbs cherry tomatoes
sea salt
3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
6 tbs European butter
1/4 nutmeg, freshly grated
big handful of fresh basil leaves
1 cup grated pecorino, plus extra for serving

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and start cooking the pasta.

Meanwhile, slice the tomatoes in half and gently squeeze out and discard all the juice and seeds. Salt the open halves of the tomatoes. Melt HALF the butter in a skillet and then add the garlic. When the garlic is very lightly browned, add the tomatoes, cut side down, with another 1/2 tsp salt or to taste. Simmer gently for about 15 minutes, pressing the tomatoes down with a wooden spoon so that they disintegrate and become saucy, and stirring frequently. Add the nutmeg and simmer another 4 minutes. Add the basil leaves and stir, and remove from heat.

When pasta is about 1-2 minutes from al dente, remove a ladle of pasta water and reserve. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add the remaining 3 tbs of butter and the grated pecorino and stir well to combine. Add the tomatoes and toss to combine, adding a little of the pasta water.

Serve with extra torn basil leaves on top, along with fresh pecorino romano for grating and black pepper at the table.

PERFUME GENIUS: US TOUR STARTS TONIGHT IN SALT LAKE CITY

(photo by: Giuseppe Perna – Don Nerheo)

Mike Hadreas spent most of this week in his hometown of Seattle where among celebrating the release Too Bright, he performed live on KEXP and played an instore at Sonic Boom. He also had a birthday. What did you do this week?

Tonight the first US tour begins in Salt Lake City at Urban Lounge. In November he will be taking over Europe one city at a time. Full list of tour dates below.

September
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver CO
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club – Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
7 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta GA
13 – Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 – Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 – Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
28 – 29 — Vodafone Mexefest 2014, Lisbon Portugal

order ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes
Perfume Genius.net
Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Perfume Genius online :
Perfume Genius.net

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TONIGHT : Thurston Moore At The New York Art Book Fair Preview

We’re less than a month from the release of Thurston Moore’s new album, ‘The Best Day’, and accordingly, Thurston’s in NYC all week with the label breathing down his neck about any number of promotional schemes. Fortunately, he’s doing interesting stuff, too, and tonight (6pm) you can see a solo set from Thurston on the courtyard steps of MoMA PS1 as part of the opening night festivities for the New York Art Book Fair.

At 7pm, Thurston will be in the lobby at Printed Matter’s booth signing editions of the new chapbook of lyrics ‘The Best Day’, published by Ecstatic Peace Library, and ‘Non Stop Poetry’, a comprehensive publication chronicling over 145 zines by Mark Gonzales.

Preorder ‘The Best Day’ from the following :

The Matador Store (autographed posters with the first 100 LP orders)
iTunes (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly)
Amazon (receive the song, “The Best Day” instantly)

(in Japan, ‘The Best Day’ will be available from Hostess)

Thurston Moore Band tour dates :

10/2 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir
10/3 — Vancouver, BC — Biltmore Cabaret*
10/4 — Seattle, WA — Neumo’s *
10/7 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall *
10/8 — Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst Atrium *
10/9 — Santa Barbara, CA — Soho Restaurant & Music Club *
10/10 — Los Angeles, CA — Echoplex *
10/11 — Santa, Ana, CA — Constellation Room *
10/21 — Brooklyn, NY — St. Vitus
10/22 — Cambridge, MA — The Sinclair
10/23 — Hamden, CT — The Ballroom at The Outer Space
10/24 — Pawtucket, RI — The Met
10/25 — Philadelphia, PA — Boot & Saddle
10/26 — Brooklyn, NY — Rough Trade NYC

* – with Sebadoh

Thurston Moore – Facebook, Twitter

EMA: Multi-Media Zine ‘Back To The Void’, Blogotheque session debuts

On September 11th EMA released bonus track “False Flag” which she describes as her “lost generation take on 9/11” on New Hive. Following up that important track, she has put together a 34 page multi-media zine Back To The Void. This zine “demonstrates how it feels to go from being relatively unknown to having a larger online presence, and how it feels when your online self slips out of your control.”

“At the tail end of 2011, in the middle of winter, I had a disturbing psychedelic experience where I became convinced that there was a Neuromancer inside of my brain,” says EMA.

“One of the things that unmoored me most was slowly losing control of my self-image. I started out taking most of my own press photos and creating a great deal of the imagery associated with my record…And then somewhere along the line things began to slip…Magazines wanted exclusive photos…I became self-conscious. I wore more makeup. I put a hand on my hip. I parted my lips ever so slightly…While there is something undeniably pleasing about seeing a beautiful image of yourself, overall I felt ashamed…I’d even seen it happen to many of the female artists who I had idolized as a teen. They started out grubby and raw and became increasingly polished. It can happen to anyone. I just fucking hated when it started happening to me.”

Take in Back Into The Void here.

In other EMA news, Blogothèque posted their latest ‘Take Away Show’ earlier today, featuring “Cthulu” and “Dead Celebrity” which filmed last month at Jungle Design in New York City. Watch the Derrick Belchm-directed session below.

The band just wrapped up a week of dates supporting Spoon in the mid-west. Still on tour, headlining dates begin tonight in Springfield.

Thursday, September, 25 – Bar and Arcade, Springfield MO
Friday, September, 26 – Pygmalion Music Festival, Champaign IL
Saturday, September, 27 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Monday, September, 29 – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, September, 30 – Drake Hotel, Toronto ON, Canada
Wednesday, October, 1 – Le Divan Orange, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, October, 3 – The Space, Hamden CT
Saturday, October, 4 – Boot & Saddle (Red Bull Sound Select), Philadelphia PA
Sunday, October, 5 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY**
Friday, October, 24 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Saturday, October 25 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday, October 26 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR

** w/ Doldrums

The Future’s Void is out now on  CD, Cassette and LP (limited edition lavender vinyl) and available direct from The Matador Store.

VIDEO : Lower – “Daft Persuasion”

Lower are back on the road (this time with Merchandise), playing shows across the US and Canada through mid-October. Before they took off they made a new music video for “Daft Persuasion” off debut album Seek Warmer Climes. Watch the band-directed video above. It premiered this morning on Stereogum. (Note: viewers in Germany can click here)

(photo by Linn Heidi Stokkedal)

Listen to “Lost Weight, Perfect Skin” here
Watch a performance of “Bastard Tactics” here

Buy Seek Warmer Climes from Matador or iTunes.

Tour dates

Thursday, September, 25 – Sister, Albuquerque NM
Friday, September, 26 – 51 West, Tempe AZ
Saturday, September, 27 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA
Sunday September, 28 – Kensington Club, San Diego CA
Tuesday September, 30 – The Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz CA
Wednesday, October, 1 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Friday, October, 3 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Saturday, October, 4 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sunday October, 5 – The Crocodile, Seattle WA
Wednesday, October, 8 – The Aquarium, Fargo ND
Thursday, October, 9 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN
Friday, October, 10 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, October, 11 – The Luminary Center for the Arts, St Louis MO
Sunday, October, 12 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Tuesday, October, 14 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, October, 15 – Wrongbar, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, October, 16 – House Of Targ, Ottawa ON, Canada
Friday, October, 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC
Saturday, October, 18 – Great Scott, Boston MA

Europe

Friday October 31 – Music Box, Lisbon, Portugal
Saturday November 1 –  Soy Festival, Nantes, France
Sunday November 2 – Primavera Club, Barcelona, Spain

Out Now : Perfume Genius – ‘Too Bright’, KEXP Session Today, Sonic Boom Instore Tomorrow

On the heels of some wildly enthusiastic international press coverage, we’re thrilled that today marks the moment when you can bring the new Perfume Genius album, ‘Too Bright’ into your home / vehicle / phone for real. Above and below are some shots of the LP and CD packaging ; click on the individuals pics for high resolution versions.

While Mike Hadreas hits the road this Thursday night in Salt Lake City, there’s some hometown events planned for week-of-release in Seattle. For starters, you can hear Perfume Genius in session on KEXP today at 4pm eastern / 1pm pacific time, and there’s an instore performance at Sonic Boom tomorrow night at 6pm (free, all ages)

order ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes
Perfume Genius.net

Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Tour Dates :

September
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver CO
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club – Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
7 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta GA
13 – Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 – Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 – Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
28 – 29 — Vodafone Mexefest 2014, Lisbon Portugal

Perfume Genius online :

Perfume Genius.net

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The Young : In Session At Austin’s KVRX (Video)

Just back from a two week jaunt out East and back, The Young’s next Austin show is a week from tonight at The Mohawk, playing alongside Melbourne’s amazing Deaf Wish, the resurgent James Arthur’s Manhunt and space rock titans ST 37. Until then, here’s footage of the band playing much of their recent ‘Chrome Cactus’ masterpiece in session for KVRX‘s “Local Live”

order ‘Chrome Cactus’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon:
Amazon MP3

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Lower: Tour with Merchandise Begins tomorrow in Austin with a Show at Red 7 and In-Store at End of An Ear

Tomorrow Lower will begin touring the US and Canada supporting Merchandise with an in-store at Austin’s End of An Ear with Rat Column (flyer and details above). This is the band’s second visit to North America this year and first since ‘Seek Warmer Climes’ has been released.

Tuesday, September, 23 – Red 7, Austin TX
Wednesday, September, 24 – Padres, Marfa TX
Thursday, September, 25 – Sister, Albuquerque NM
Friday, September, 26 – 51 West, Tempe AZ
Saturday, September, 27 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA
Sunday September, 28 – Kensington Club, San Diego CA
Tuesday September, 30 – The Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz CA
Wednesday, October, 1 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Friday, October, 3 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Saturday, October, 4 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sunday October, 5 – The Crocodile, Seattle WA
Wednesday, October, 8 – The Aquarium, Fargo ND
Thursday, October, 9 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN
Friday, October, 10 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, October, 11 – The Luminary Center for the Arts, St Louis MO
Sunday, October, 12 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Tuesday, October, 14 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, October, 15 – Wrongbar, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday, October, 16 – House Of Targ, Ottawa ON, Canada
Friday, October, 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC
Saturday, October, 18 – Great Scott, Boston MA