Tonight : EMA’s Deep Lab Residency At The New Museum : “Does It Still Feel Weird If I Use My Hands?”

(EDITOR’S NOTE : EMA’s performance tonight at New Inc. (see below) is sold out)

“Does It Still Feel Weird If I Just Use My Hands?”

NEW INC, 231 Bowery NYC
Friday, May 29, 2015

A performance by experimental rock musician EMA
On her critically-acclaimed LP The Future’s Void, Erika M. Anderson (EMA) unveiled songs about surveillance, data mining ,and internet privacy, all written before Snowden fled to Russia. The New York Times called her “a technological prophet in her own time.”

In conjunction with the cyberfeminist collective Deep Lab’s residency at NEW INC during the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY festival, Anderson investigates these themes again with a decidedly lighter touch. Responding to the festival theme of the “Invisible City,” Anderson draws on her experiences as a substitute teacher to re-interpret surveillance through a lo-fi approach. “Does It Still Feel Weird If I Just Use My Hands” investigates privacy, representation, and surveillance using paper and pencil instead of cameras and computers.

“I was inspired by Jason Polan’s attempt to draw everyone in NYC. Since some of it is done surreptitiously, it’s kind of a form of surveillance. But because it’s done by hand, it feels loving instead of sinister.”

For this experimental performance, Anderson will provide a soundtrack and drawings of her own, which will be manipulated in real-time via the audio-visual app Generate (NEW INC members) to create an immersive projection environment. Audience participation is encouraged.

EMA will also be appearing at London’s Barbican Centre on Tuesday July 7 (“I Wanna Destroy (Sacred Objects from Suburban Homes)”), and tickets are still available.


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MATADOR AT PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL

Just a heads up for those lucky enough to be at Primavera Festival this weekend cos we have a TON of bands playing:

Belle and Sebastian, Fucked Up, Iceage, Interpol, The New Pornographers, Perfume Genius, The Thurston Moore Band and Tobias Jesso Jr are all appearing.

A few of these performances will also be live streamed here. See bands and times below:

Friday

The New Pornographers: 19.30 – 20.25 Channel 1

Belle and Sebastian: 21.30 – 22.30 Channel 2

Saturday

Fucked Up: 19.30 – 20.20 Channel 2

Interpol: 22.20 – 23.34 Channel 1

VIDEO : The New Pornographers – “Champions Of Red Wine”, Primavera Webcast

Earlier today, Pitchfork premiered the lastest video from the New Pornographers’ ‘Brlll Bruisers’, the shot-in-Cuba, “Champions Of Red Wine”, directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore. The New Pornographers’ set at Barceloa’s Primavera Sound Festival will be webcast tomorrow night via primaverasound.com at approx. 7:30pm CEST (times subject to change).

The band’s global touring schedule is updated below :

Friday May 29 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain Tickets
Saturday May 30 – Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands Tickets
Sunday May 31 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark Tickets
Monday June 1- Fonden Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark Tickets
Tuesday June 2 – Folken, Stavanger, Norway Tickets
Wednesday June 3 – Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway Tickets
Thursday June 4 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden Tickets
Saturday June 6 – Optimus Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal Tickets

Saturday June 20 – NXNE Music Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sunday June 28 – Summerfest, Milwaukee WI
Thursday, July 9 – Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock NY
Friday July, 10 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Saturday July 11 – Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn NY
Sunday July 12 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Tuesday July 14 – The Vogue, Indianapolis IN
Wednesday, July 15 – Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids MI
Saturday July 18 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday July 19 – Sloss Music and Arts Festival, Birmingham AL
Saturday August 15, Riverfest Elora Bissell Park, Elora ON, Canada
Friday August, 28 – PNE Amphitheatre, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday August, 30 – Nifi Festival, Sparta KY

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CEREMONY UK/EU TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

Good news! Ceremony are returning to the UK and Europe this August for the first time since 2012, for a string of headline and festival dates to showcase their new album The L-Shaped Man which was released worldwide as of last week.

Tour dates:

August 5th: Pokalen – Oslo, Norway TICKETS

August 6th: Skjul Fyra Sex – Gothenburg, Sweden (Door sales only)

August 8th: Visions Festival – London, UK TICKETS

August 9th: Bodega – Nottingham, UK TICKETS

August 10th: Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK TICKETS

August 11th: Broadcast, Glasgow UK TICKETS

August 12th: Sound Control – Manchester, UK TICKETS

August 13th: Winston – Amsterdam, Netherlands TICKETS

August 14th: Ieperfest – Ieper, Belgium TICKETS

August 15th: Underground – Cologne, Germany TICKETS

August 16th: Hafenklang – Hamburg. Germany TICKETS

August 17th: Batofar – Paris, France TICKETS

 

Tickets will be on sale as of 10am on Friday (29th May).

 

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STREAM : Algiers – ‘Algiers’, Premiering This Week At NPR First Listen

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Algiers’ hotly anticipated self-titled debut is out one week from today (June 1 in the UK and Europe) and via the auspices of NPR First Listen, you can stream the entire album here NPR’s Andy Beta opines Algiers’ “juxtaposition of noise and soul is invigorating in its own right, but it’s in their lyrics that a more potent agitprop message is conveyed”. In addition to the North American dates listed below, Algiers will be performing at London’s Ace Hotel on June 2.

You can preorder ‘Algiers’ (available in stores June 1, North America, June 2) direct from the Matador Store on LP, CD or either with a t-shirt bundle, or prefer from one of the digital outlets below :

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Algiers’ North American headlining tour starts June 5 :

June 5 – The Earl, Atlanta GA
June 7 – Black Cat Backstage Washington DC
June 9 – Mercury Lounge, NYC NY
June 10 – Baby’s Alright, Brooklyn, NY
June 13 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ONT
June 15 – Schubas, Chicago IL
June 16 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN
June 19 – The Sunset, Seattle WA
June 20 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
June 21 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
June 23 – Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
June 25 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA

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VIDEO : Algiers – “Black Eunuch”

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Earlier today via Dangerous Minds, the latest video from Algiers’ forthcoming self-titled debut album, “Black Eunuch” (directed by Lamb & Sea) premiered. DM’s Ron Kretch opines that the trio, “combine HOT soul tropes with the loftiest ideals and gnarliest noises of experimental post-punk,” concluding that “Black Eunuch”, “is a motherfucker and a half, and if this kind of thing doesn’t move you I’m not sure I need to know you.” SECONDED.

You can preorder ‘Algiers’ (available in stores June 1, North America, June 2) direct from the Matador Store on LP, CD or either with a t-shirt bundle, or prefer from one of the digital outlets below :

iTunes
Amazon
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Algiers’ headlining tour starts June 5 :

June 5 – The Earl, Atlanta GA
June 7 – Black Cat Backstage Washington DC
June 9 – Mercury Lounge, NYC NY
June 10 – Baby’s Alright, Brooklyn, NY
June 13 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ONT
June 15 – Schubas, Chicago IL
June 16 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN
June 19 – The Sunset, Seattle WA
June 20 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
June 21 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
June 23 – Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
June 25 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA

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Out Today : Ceremony – ‘The L-Shaped Man’, SF Instore Tonight

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After subjecting you to a wait that can only be described as cruel, the countdown to the release of Ceremony’s new album, ‘The L-Shaped Man’, is finally over. To mark this joyous occasion, you can catch Ceremony tonight at San Francisco’s Vacation (651 Larkin Street) at 8pm. All ages are admitted and it’s free (because what kind of monsters charge you money for an instore?)

In addition to to Ceremony’s relentless North American touring schedule, their plans for this weekend as as follows :

Friday, May 22: 924 Gilman St., Berkeley CA (w/ Negative Approach, Synthetic ID, Wild Moth, Busted Outlook)
Saturday, May 23: Echoplex, Los Angeles CA (w/ Negative Approach, Gun Outfit, Mrs. Magician, DJ Wesley Eisold)

For those who prefer shopping from the comfort of their own home to the effervescent repartee you find in an actual record shop, you can order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99)

You can also order fromAmazon MP3.

The CD and sea foam green colored LP version are available from the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ross Farrar which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

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Binge-listen to Tanlines’ new album ‘Highlights’

Add ‘Highlights’ to your list/queue and get ready to binge-listen to the album in full at your favorite web destination: tanlinesinternet.com.

The band play at Rough Trade tonight and Bowery Ballroom tomorrow. Both shows are sold out so I hope you got tickets early. More tour dates can be found here.

Highlights is officially out May 19th on True Panther Sounds. Pre-order below

Ceremony – ‘The L-Shaped Man’ Streaming Today, New Shows Announced

In addition to new dates being announced in Montreal, Toronto and Hamden, CT (see below), the new Ceremony album ‘The L-Shaped Man’ is streaming in full today courtesy of KEXP, one week prior to release.

Friday, May, 22 – 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA*%@~
Saturday, May, 23 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*<>=
Friday, June, 12 – Cellar Door, Visalia CA^$
Saturday, June, 13 – Legend Records, San Diego CA^#
Sunday, June, 14 – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ^#
Monday, June, 15 – Club Congress, Tucson AZ^#
Tuesday, June, 16 – Tricky Falls, El Paso TX^#
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX^#+
Thursday, June, 18 – Sons of Hermann, Dallas TX^#+
Friday, June, 19 – Walters, Houston TX^#
Saturday, June, 20 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA^
Sunday, June, 21 – The Atlantic, Gainsville FL^
Monday, June, 22 – Epic Problem, Tampa FL^
Tuesday, June, 23 – The Social, Orlando FL^
Wednesday, June, 24 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA^
Thursday, June, 25 – Kings, Raleigh NC^
Friday, June, 26 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC &^
Saturday, June, 27 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &^
Sunday, June, 28 – Cuisine en Locale, Somerville MA &^
Monday, June, 29 – The Space, Hamden CT &^
Wednesday, July, 1 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY &^#
Friday, July, 3 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC, Canada &^
Saturday, July, 4 – The Garrison, Toronto ON, Canada &^
Sunday, July, 5 – Mohawk Place, Buffalo NY &^
Monday, July, 6 – Now That’s Class, Cleveland OH &^
Tuesday, July, 7 – Marble, Detroit MI &^
Wednesday, July, 8 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL &^
Thursday, July, 9 – The Frequency, Madison WI &^
Friday, July, 10 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN &^
Saturday, July, 11 – Sweatshop Gallery, Omaha NE &^$
Sunday, July, 12 – Moon Room, Denver CO &^$
Monday, July, 13 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT &^$
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Shredder, Boise ID &^$
Wednesday, July, 15 – Neumo’s, Seattle WA &^$
Thursday, July, 16 – Analog Café, Portland OR &^$
Saturday, August 8 – Visions Festival, London, UK

* w/ Negative Approach
& w/ Pity Sex
^ w/ Tony Molina
# w/ Uniform
$ w/ Creative Adult
+ w/ Radioactivity
% w/ Synthetic I.D
@ w/ Wild Moth
~ w/ Busted Outlook
< w/ Gun Outfit
> w/ Mrs Magician
= w/ DJ Wes Eisold

Pre-order ‘The L-Shaped Man’ on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of “My Life In France”, “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track “Vivication” and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, “The Hide”. Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also preorder on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of “The Separation” and “The Understanding” (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Preorder the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also via the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist Ross Farrar which parallels lyrics from ‘The L-Shaped Man’.

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HÆLOS : “Earth Not Above” EP Coming June 1

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HÆLOS’ debut Matador release is a digital EP, ‘Earth Not Above’, available worldwide on June 1 with a 12″ version to follow (date TBA) ; the track listing is as follows:

A1. Earth Not Above
A2. Cloud Nine
B1. Breathe
B2. Ethyr

Starting today, you can download HÆLOS’ cover of The Beloved’s “The Sun Rising” here, or stream it above.

Upcoming dates, including this weekend’s The Great Escape can be found below.

Some things come together immediately. Others… take a little time. HÆLOS – known individually as Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith and Lotti Benardout – fall into the latter bracket. But the way the music comes out sounding, you know it couldn’t have happened any other way. Each one of their vividly cinematic tracks seems to map the long journey from desperation to relief, stress to sanctuary – the basic dynamic of all urban life. If London tends to be a meandering, alienating hometown, there is a looming sense to HÆLOS’ music of a band – of three people – having found each other. Eventually.

“We’ve all arrived at this point off the back of our own paths,” says Arthur. “We’ve all worked independently for a number of years but to come together and find such a strong synergy between us has been powerful – spiritual, even.”

Calling to mind the same deserted dawn high streets stalked by the music of Massive Attack, Portishead and the rest of those electronic artists who spent the 90s finding the pain after the rave, each track HÆLOS make sounds like a ritual; a way to cope. In a world that has forgotten about the chillout room, those rituals and coping strategies are more vital than ever.

“I guess at the heart of it we are always trying to capture that feeling you get at 5AM,” says Arthur. “Jamming with your friends after a night out, treading that fine line between darkness and euphoria, fear and love. That’s the time that all our favourite music gets put on; it’s where the beauty is at.”

If HÆLOS music bears traces of its influences, it also possesses an undeniable contemporary zeal. Look around you. How much ever changes, really? The same Coke cans, puke piles and plastic bags litter the same deserted dawn high streets. And young men and women are always there, trudging through the late-night rubble, indulging the urge to leave the house and not return until they have found the edges of the night. And the one thing you need more than anything else after finding those edges will never change, either. It’s soul, and HÆLOS have stacks of it – it’s sore, it’s overworked, it’s overmedicated. But despite the night’s best efforts, it is undeniably there.

“Our songwriting process can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful,” say the band, “but we want to write evocative music that captures the spirit of what it means to be alive and human.”

This is the story of HÆLOS – of soul under attack, coming out on top.

Thursday, May 14 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK
Thursday, May, 21 – XOYO, London, UK
Saturday, June, 6 – Heartbeats Festival, Halluin, FR
Sunday, June, 7 – Field Day Festival, London, UK
Sunday, June, 28 – PiP Festival – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, NO
Saturday, July, 18 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
Thursday, July, 23 – Secret Garden Party, East Anglia, UK
Saturday, August, 22 – Dockville Festival, Hamburg, DE
Sunday, September, 6 – Festival No.6, North Wales, UK

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VIDEO: Tanlines “Pieces”

Tanlines Can’t Jump by the looks of their new video for single “Pieces.” The video premiered earlier today via Funny or Die.

Last week the band gave a sneak peak to their upcoming album ‘Highlights’ on a conference call hosted by Jesse and Eric and a few special guests. If you did not get a chance to hop on that call, you will have another chance this Wednesday. You will then be able to binge listen to the entire album on the band’s world-famous website.

Important reminder that the band will be on tour soon:

Wednesday, May, 13 – Rough Trade, Brooklyn NY SOLD OUT
Thursday, May, 14 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY SOLD OUT
Monday, May, 18 – The Echoplex, Los Angeles CA
Tuesday, May, 19th – Amoeba Records, Los Angeles
Friday, June, 26 – Mr. Smalls, Millvale PA
Saturday, June, 27 –  Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights OH
Sunday, June, 28 – The Loving Touch, Ferndale MI
Tuesday, June, 30 – Madison Live, Covington KY
Wednesday, July, 1 – Firebird, St. Louis MO
Thursday, July, 2 – Vega, Lincoln NE
Friday, July, 3  – Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
Sunday, July, 5 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Tuesday, July, 7 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, July, 8 – Neumos, Seattle WA
Thursday, July, 9 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
Wednesday, July, 15 – Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Friday, July, 17 – Red 7, Austin TX
Saturday, July, 18 – Club Dada, Dallas TX
Sunday, July, 19 – Fitzgerald’s, Houston TX
Tuesday, July, 21 – The Earl, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, July, 22 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC
Thursday, July, 23 – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
Friday, July, 24 – Voyeur, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, July, 25, The Sinclair, Cambridge MA

Pre-order Highlights now: