Car Seat Headrest – ‘Teens Of Style’ Out Today, New January Dates Announced

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It would be no exaggeration to say the amount of critical acclaim that’s greeted today’s release of Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Style’ has been equal parts awesome and overwhelming. For us, anyway.  If yesterday’s KEXP session is anything to go by Will Toledo’s ALL BUSINESS when it comes to this kinda thing and while “unflappable” in the dictionary used to have a picture of a bird encased in rubber bands, it will now feature a sketch of Will.  Preferably one of those Wall St. Journal style sketches, I’ve always liked those.

Anyhow, what oughta be a national sensation has now grown into a full-fledged INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT.  Check the dates below.

Tuesday, November 17 – London UK – Servant Jazz Quarters
Friday, November 20 – Paris, France – Espace B
Saturday, November 21 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who Festival
Friday, November, 27 – Minneapolis MN – 7th St Entry*
Saturday, November, 28 – Madison  WI – The Frequency*
Sunday, November, 29 – Chicago IL – Schubas
Monday, November, 30 – Detroit  MI – The Loving Touch*
Tuesday, December, 1 – Toronto ON – Silver Dollar
Wednesday December, 2 – Montreal QC – Le Ritz
Friday, December, 4 – Cambridge  MA – The Lizard Lounge*
Saturday, December, 5 – Brooklyn NY – Baby’s All Right*
Sunday, December, 6 – Philadelphia  PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
Monday, December, 7 – Washington DC – DC9*
Tuesday, December, 8 – Richmond VA – Strange Matter*
Thursday, December, 10 – Atlanta GA – The Earl*
Friday, December, 11 – Nashville TN – High Watt*
Saturday, December, 12 – St. Louis MO – The Demo*
Sunday, December 13 – The Lookout, Omaha NE
Saturday, January 9 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
Monday, January 11 – The Bartlett, Spokane WA
Tuesday, January 12 – The Wild Buffalo, Bellingham WA
Wednesday, January 13  Neurolux, Boise, ID
Thursday, January 14 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, January 15 – Hi Dive, Denver CO
Sunday, January 17 – Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Monday, January 18 – The Casbah, San Diego CA
Tuesday, January 19 – Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles CA

* w/ NE-HI

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SAVAGES ANNOUNCE WORLDWIDE TOUR

(photo: Colin Lane)

Savages have just announced worldwide tour dates in support of their upcoming album Adore Life. An exclusive fan presale will open this Thursday, October 29th at 9am local HERE. Full list of (just announced!) tour dates below.

2016 TOUR DATES:
February, 18 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February, 19 – Junction, Cambridge, UK
February, 21 – Art School, Glasgow, UK
February, 22 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February, 23 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February, 27 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February, 28 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March, 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March, 5 – Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March, 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March, 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March, 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March, 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March, 16 –  Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March, 17 – Roundhouse, London, UK
March, 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March, 28 – Irving Plaza, New York NY
March, 29 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March, 31 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April, 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April, 2 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April, 4 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April, 5 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April, 7 –  Metro, Chicago IL
April, 8 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April, 9 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April, 11 – Trees, Dallas TX
April, 12 – Emo’s, Austin TX

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2 New Videos From HÆLOS, “Pray” & “Dust”

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“Pray”

“Dust”

HÆLOS — the London-based trio of Arthur Delaney (vocals), Dom Goldsmith (vocals, production) and Lotti Benardout (vocals) – are sharing new single “Pray” via Part II of their video trilogy. Together, with the new video for “Dust,” HÆLOS’ intriguing inaugural song, and the previously released video for “Earth Not Above,” this completes the band’s visual triptych. It’s a rare glimpse into the HÆLOS psyche as the band explores the modern big city life with the rituals and coping strategies that occupy the early hours.

Presenting a further taste of what’s to come from HÆLOS in 2016, “Pray” sees the enigmatic trio once again treading the fine line between darkness and euphoria as intensifying drum loops and cinematic strings form a backdrop for Lotti’s haunting and impassioned vocals. “Pray” and “Dust” are available to stream now and will be available as a limited edition 12” white label on December 4th on Matador.

Both videos were directed by Jesse John Jenkins.

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Upcoming dates :

Tuesday, October, 27 – The Laundry, London UK
Thursday, October, 29 – Pitchfork Festival, Paris
Saturday, March 5 – Night & Day, Manchester UK
Tuesday, March 15 – March 20 – SXSW, Austin TX

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Savages – ‘Adore Life’ Coming January 2016 ; “The Answer” Video Premiere

“The Answer” – directed by Giorgio Testi at Pulse

“We’ve observed our audience all around the world and noticed that something is happening. People want to be pushed to do good, or to be good, or just to feel good. We wanted a very intense video, that felt like banging your head against the wall, focusing on our audience: a portrait of our crowd, an homage to music lovers and the good people who are coming to gigs and shouting their lungs out, or just smiling at the back. We were touched by them every night, and wanted to get their message out there: loud guitar music is still alive and still connects people.” -Savages

(photo by Colin Lane)

Savages’ second album, ‘Adore Life’, was recorded at RAK Studios, London in April 2015. Johnny Hostile was the producer and Richard Woodcraft the engineer. Anders Trentemøller took care of the mixing in Copenhagen. ‘Adore Life’ is out January 22, 2016.

All songs were written and played by Savages – Ayşe Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums), Gemma Thompson (guitar), Jehnny Beth (vocals). Lyrics by Jehnny Beth.

Tracklisting
1. The Answer
2. Evil
3. Sad Person
4. Adore
5. I Need Something New
6. Slowing Down The World
7. When In Love
8. Surrender
9. T.I.W.Y.G.
10. Mechanics

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Out Today : Majical Cloudz – Are You Alone?

The hotly anticipated new album from Majical Cloudz, ‘Are You Alone?’ is available in better record shops and thru digital retailers today (Friday, October 16). Devon and Matthew’s updated tour schedule (including a recently added January 19 at Music Hall Of Williamsburg) can be found below, with things kicking off tomorrow night in Toronto.

10/17 – Smiling Buddha, Toronto ON
10/21 – National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY
10/22 – Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax NS
10/23 – Phi Centre, Montreal QC
11/7 – Middlebury College, Middlebury VT
11/18 – St Johns on Bethnal Green, London UK
11/20 – L’Archipel, Paris FR
11/23 – Botanique Rotonde, Brussels BE
11/25 – Acud Club, Berlin DE
1/15/16 – The Garrison, Toronto ON
1/18/16 – Schubas, Chicago IL
1/19/16 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
1/22/16 – Cobalt, Vancouver BC
1/23/16 – Barboza, Seattle WA
1/24/16 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
1/26/16 – The Chapel, San Francisco CA
1/29/16 – Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles CA

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Via NPR First Listen : Stream Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Style’

Car Seat Headrest at Santo’s Party House, NYC, 10/14/15 (photo by Anton Corbjin-Bernsen)

In advance of the October 30 release of Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Style’, the full album is being streamed via the auspices of NPR’s First Listen :

NPR Music’s Lars Gottrich opines this collection of CSH songs reworked “captures the compact symphonies bouncing around Will Toledo’s brain” (“smart guitar-pop music for loners and weirdos who can’t help but overshare their loneliness and weirdness with the world…the 22-year-old is openly self-aware, yet his writing is universal in the way it captures boredom, lovesickness and anxiety”). We’re not inclined to argue (and if we were, we’d not have quoted Lars in the first place)

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remaining Car Seat Headrest at CMJ shows :

Thursday, October, 15 – New York, NY – CMJ at Cake Shop (NYC Taper Party)
Thursday, October, 15 – New York, NY – Elvis’ Guesthouse (Beggars Radio Party)
Friday, October, 16 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn Vegan Party)
Friday, October, 16 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Rough Trade (Aquarium Drunkard Party)
Saturday, October, 17 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Space 89 (Urban Outfitter Party)
Saturday , October 17 – New York, NY – Pianos (Bowery Presents Party)

November / December tour

Tuesday, November 17 – London UK – Servant Jazz Quarters
Friday, November 20 – Paris, France – Espace B
Saturday, November 21 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who Festival
Friday, November, 27 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry*
Saturday, November, 28 – Madison, WI – The Frequency*
Sunday, November, 29 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Monday, November, 30 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch*
Tuesday, December, 1 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar
Wednesday December, 2 – Montreal, QC – Le Ritz
Friday, December, 4 – Cambridge, MA – The Lizard Lounge*
Saturday, December, 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right*
Sunday, December, 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
Monday, December, 7 – Washington, DC – DC9*
Tuesday, December, 8 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter*
Thursday, December, 10 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
Friday, December, 11 – Nashville, TN – High Watt*
Saturday, December, 12 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo*

* w/ NE-HI

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VIDEO : EMA – “Active Shooter”

any kid in america
with a gun and a phone and a wallet
any kid in america

any kid in america
walk in and you sell them a bullet
any kid in america

armed good guys are a myth
never saved no one from shit
armed good guys are a myth
never saved no one

anyone in america
wrong time wrong place in a hallway
anyone in america

angry white boys get uptight
got no right to end a life

got no right to end a life

Lyrics by EMA. Music by Alexandra Atnif and EMA

I did not produce this video. The footage is from an “active shooter” video made by the Mount Pleasant Police Department in Mount Pleasant, Texas. It was
made for training purposes. It was shot in a middle school. There are dozens of these videos online, including ones made by Homeland Security and the LA Sheriff’s department. They urge every day Americans to be prepared in all situations in case a mass shooting breaks out.

New Hive

TOMORROW (Saturday) : Yo La Tengo With Dave Schramm + Nick Lowe at Brooklyn’s King’s Theatre

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Hey, just wanted to remind everybody (especially those that HATE POSTSEASON BASEBALL as much as I do, can you spell B-O-R-I-N-G?) that Yo La Tengo’s biggest show in the metropolitan NYC area in a long time is happening tomorrow evening at Brooklyn’s beautiful (well, I’m told) King’s Theatre. The one and only Nick Lowe provides support and I’m here to say that if he’s half as good as he was opening for The Cars at Boston Garden in March of 1982…well, let’s hope he’s much better than that, right? I’m sure it’ll be great!

(Nick Lowe in 1982. He doesn’t look exactly like this anymore but by tomorrow night, I bet you don’t, either)

Ira, Georgia, James and Dave Schramm continue their travels next week with a tour starting at Dublin’s National Concert Hall. When the late Yogi Berra was once told that Dublin had elected a Jewish mayor, he declared, “only in America!” I think these words still ring true to this day.

Thursday, October 15 – Dublin Ireland – National Concert Hall
Friday, October 16 – Glasgow Scotland – The Garage
Sunday, October 18 – Bristol UK – Colston Hall
Monday, October 19 – Coventry UK – Warwick Arts Center
Tuesday, October 20 – London UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Friday, October 23 – Paris France – La Cigale
Saturday, October 24 – Amsterdam Netherlands – Paradiso
Sunday, October 25 – Leuven Belgium – Het Depot
Tuesday, October 27 – Berlin Germany – Heimathafen
Wednesday, October 28 – Koln Germany – Kulturkirche
Friday, October 30 – Bologna, Italy – Teatro Antoniano
Saturday, October 31 – Rome, Italy – Parco Della Musica
Thursday, November 5 – Chicago IL – The Vic Theatre
Friday, November 6 – Madison WI – Barrymore Theatre
Saturday, November 7 – Minneapolis MN – Pantages Theatre
Monday, November 9 – Boulder CO – Boulder Theater*
Thursday, November 12 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Music Thing @ Observatory North Park
Friday, November 13 – Los Angeles CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Sunday, November 15 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
Saturday, November 14 – San Francisco CA – The Masonic
Tuesday, November 17 – Eugene OR – WOW Hall
Wednesday, November 18 – Portland OR – Revolution Hall
Friday, November 20 – Seattle WA- Neptune Theatre
Saturday, November 21 – Vancouver BC – Vogue Theatre*

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Kurt Vile Art Contest

For those who might have missed this little nugget of a contest, here is all the information you need in order to submit art for “b’lieve i’m goin down… this fall.”

We have seen so much amazing fan art for Kurt over the years. This is an opportunity for those artistically inclined to have their design featured on an official Kurt Vile tour t-shirt. The winner will also get to meet Kurt at one of his headline shows on his 2015/2016 world tour. If you are anywhere in the world and want to enter, you can. There are no location restrictions.

Enter here: http://kurtvile.com/artwork-contest/

Good luck to all!

b’lieve i’m goin down… is out now.

Cat Power Performs “Fool” & “3,6,9” On Late Night with Carson Daly

Late last night Cat Power performed “Fool” and “3,6,9”  and for Carson Daly and the general public. Both can be watched below:

2015 Tour Dates

Monday, October, 12 – Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA
Saturday, October, 24 – Vienna Arena (Arena Wien), Vienna, Austria
Monday, October, 26 – De Roma, Borgerhout, Belgium
Tuesday, October, 27 – Albert Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom
Wednesday, October, 28 – St. John at Hackney Church, London, United Kingdom
Thursday, October, 29 – St. John at Hackney Church, London, United Kingdom
Saturday, October, 31 – Centro Cultural De Belém – Grande Auditório, Lisbon, Portugal
Sunday, November, 1 – Hard Club, Porto, Portugal
Tuesday, November, 2 – Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, November, 4 – Columbia Theatre, Berlin, Germany

 

7 Days In The L-Shaped Van

“After a two year break between European tours, Ceremony crossed the pond this summer for a sprint across the continent.

In a roundabout way Ceremony helped me get a full time job doing something that I love, so naturally when they came over I had to figure out a way to ditch work, shirk all responsibility and get in the van with them.

Maybe I could be the runner? The merch guy? Drunkenly help manage the tour? De facto tour clown?

In the end I convinced the powers that be to let me take some photos.

Josh”

More photos can be seen here and here.

 

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VIDEO : Majical Cloudz – “Downtown”

Another Majical Cloudz video directed by Devon Welsh and Neil Corcoran was released this morning.  “Downtown” is the last single from Are You Alone? before the album’s official release on October 16th. There are quite a bit of new tour dates listed below for later this year and early next. Take note and make plans accordingly.

Majical Cloudz on tour :

10/17 – Smiling Buddha, Toronto, ON
10/21 – National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY
10/22 – Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS
10/23 – Phi Centre, Montreal. QC
11/7 – Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
11/18 – St Johns on Bethnal Green, London, UK
11/20 – L’Archipel, Paris, FR
11/23 – Botanique Rotonde, Brussels, BE
11/25 – Acud Club, Berlin, DE
1/15/16 – The Garrison, Toronto, ON
1/16/16 – TBA, Detroit, MI
1/18/16 – Schubas, Chicago, IL
1/22/16 – Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
1/23/16 – TBA, Seattle, WA
1/24/16 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
1/26/16 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
1/29/16 – TBA, Los Angeles, CA

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VIDEO : Car Seat Headrest – “Times To Die”

(photo by Chona Kasinger)

Car Seat Headrest “Times To Die”. From the album ‘Teens Of Style’ (out October 30) ; “a meditation on Judaism, Hinduism, the Book of Job, fancy restaurants, and the music business”. Visual by Marisa Gesualdi.

Please note the updated tour itinerary below includes CSH’s first European dates.

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Car Seat Headrest at CMJ

Wednesday, October, 14 – New York, NY – CMJ at Pianos (Kanine / Collide Party)
Wednesday, October, 14 – New York, NY – CMJ at Santo’s Partyhouse (NME Party)
Thursday, October, 15 – New York, NY – CMJ at Cake Shop (NYC Taper Party)
Thursday, October, 15 – New York, NY – Elvis’ Guesthouse (Beggars Radio Party)
Friday, October, 16 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn Vegan Party)
Friday, October, 16 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Rough Trade (Aquarium Drunkard Party)
Saturday, October, 17 – Brooklyn, NY – CMJ at Space 89 (Urban Outfitter Party)
Saturday , October 17 – New York, NY – Pianos (Bowery Presents Party)

November / December tour

Tuesday, November 17 – London UK – Servant Jazz Quarters
Friday, November 20 – Paris, France – Espace B
Saturday, November 21 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who Festival
Friday, November, 27 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry*
Saturday, November, 28 – Madison, WI – The Frequency*
Sunday, November, 29 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Monday, November, 30 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch*
Tuesday, December, 1 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar
Wednesday December, 2 – Montreal, QC – Le Ritz
Friday, December, 4 – Cambridge, MA – The Lizard Lounge*
Saturday, December, 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right*
Sunday, December, 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
Monday, December, 7 – Washington, DC – DC9*
Tuesday, December, 8 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter*
Thursday, December, 10 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
Friday, December, 11 – Nashville, TN – High Watt*
Saturday, December, 12 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo*

* w/ NE-HI

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