Coming June 3 : Steve Gunn – ‘Eyes On The Lines’, “Conditions Wild” video premiere

(photo by Constance Mensh)

“Conditions Wild” – directed by Brandon Herman

We’re thrilled to announce the release of a new album from guitarist/songwriter Steve Gunn, ‘Eyes On The Lines’, coming June 3rd, worldwide. . Gunn’s music has always embraced expanse and movement, springing from the simple and profound relationship between humans and their environment. ‘Eyes On The Lines’, the follow-up to Gunn’s pastoral and highly acclaimed ‘Way Out Weather’, is his most explicit ode to the blissful uncertainty of adventure yet.

Accompanied by a full band — Nathan Bowles (drums, banjo, organ), Hans Chew (wurlitzer), James Elkington (guitar, lap steel, dobro), Mary Lattimore (harp), Jason Meagher (bass, guitar, flute), Paul Sukeena, Justin Tripp (bass, keyboards), John Truscinski (drums), and (electric, guitar) –– ‘Eyes On The Lines’ presents Gunn embracing his urban surroundings through a series of songs that showcase his extraordinary ability to match inventive hooks to deftly constructed melodies full of personality.

Throughout ‘Eyes On The Lines’, Gunn is more narrator than diarist as he pours real-life moments and real-life people into vibrant and evocative tales. Take debut single, “Conditions Wild,” for example. Directly inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Gunn rambles through strange clouds of roving — interlocking strings, percussion, and vocals join in an irrepressible rush. It’s accompanying, highly-stylized video, directed by Brandon Herman, phenomenally captures the notion of finding comfort in getting lost and embracing the unknown, an important concept to Gunn in his songwriting and playing, and the creation of ‘Eyes On The Lines’ as a whole.

Steve Gunn will be touring extensively all over Europe and North America this year. All confirmed dates are below.

TRACKLISTING
1. Ancient Jules
2. Full Moon Tide
3. The Drop
4. Conditions Wild
5. Nature Driver
6. Heavy Sails
7. Night Wander
8. Park Bench Smile
9. Ark

PRE-ORDER LINKS
The Matador Store
Steve Gunn Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google
Spotify

US TOUR DATES

Friday, April 8 – Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, NJ
Thursday, June 9 – Northside Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, June 11 – Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
Monday, June 13 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, June 14 – Rudyard’s, Houston, TX
Wednesday, June 15 – The Sidewinder, Austin, TX
Thursday, June 16 – Three Links Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
Saturday, June 18 – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Sunday, June 19 – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
Monday, June 20 – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, June 21 – Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, June 23 – Schubas, Chicago, IL
Friday, June 24 – Marble Bar, Detroit, MI
Saturday, June 25 – The Great Hall, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, June 29 – Great Scott, Boston, MA
Thursday, June 30 – Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Saturday, July 9 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, July 12 – Kings, Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, July 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville, NC
Thursday, July 14 – Exit/In, Nashville, TN
Friday, July 15 – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
Saturday, July 16 – Sloss Music & Arts Festival, Birmingham, AL
Sunday, July 17 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Thursday, April 21 – The Lexington, London, UK
Wednesday, May 18 – Le Batofar, Paris, FR
Thursday, May 19 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, BE
Friday, May 20 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, NL
Saturday, May 21 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE
Sunday, May 22 – Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
Monday, May 23 – Molotow, Hamburg, DE
Tuesday, May 24 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, DE
Wednesday, May 25 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, DE
Thursday, May 26 – Sudpol, Kriens, CH
Friday, May 27 – Le Sonic, Lyon, FR
Saturdat, May 28 – Le Phare, Limoges, FR
Sunday, May 29 – Psilocybenea, Hondarribia, ES
Monday, May 30 – gnration, Braga, PT
Tuesday, May 31 – ZDB, Lisboa, PT
Wednesday, June 1 – Berlin Cafe, Madrid, ES
Thursday, June 2 – Loco Club, Valencia, ES
Friday, June 3 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
Sunday, June 5 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes, FR

Steve Gunn online:

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HÆLOS MAKE NYC DEBUT TONIGHT

Tonight HÆLOS will be making their New York City debut at Mercury Lounge. This is the first show of a long line of tour dates in support of Full Circle out in the world as of March 18th.

Monday, March 28 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 29 – Mercury Lounge, New York
Wednesday, March 30 – Baby’s All Right, New York
Friday, April 1 — Middle East – Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, April 2 — O Patro Vys, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, April 5 — The Drake, Toronto, ON
Thursday, April 7 — Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Friday, April 8 — Collective Coffee-Prospect Cafe, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, April 9 — 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, April 12 — Barboza, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, April 13 — Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Friday, April 15 — Coachella, Indio, CA
Tuesday, April 19 — Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 20 — The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA

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HÆLOS ON ALBUM DE LA SEMAINE

Following the release of HÆLOS’ debut album Full Circle the band were featured on French TV’s Album De La Semaine where a performance of a track from the new album was broadcast daily last week. You can watch them below.

The band are currently back on US soil as their North American tour commences in New York today. All dates below.

Tuesday, March 29 – Mercury Lounge, New York
Wednesday, March 30 – Baby’s All Right, New York
Friday, April 1 — Middle East – Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, April 2 — O Patro Vys, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, April 5 — The Drake, Toronto, ON
Thursday, April 7 — Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Friday, April 8 — Collective Coffee-Prospect Cafe, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, April 9 —  7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, April 12 — Barboza, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, April 13 — Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Friday, April 15 — Coachella, Indio, CA
Tuesday, April 19 — Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 20 — The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA

 

‘Full Circle’ available from the following :

HÆLOS online :

Savages’ North American Tour is ON, Will Appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tomorrow

(photo by TIM)

The last time Savages played in New York was in January of last year. They played all over the city much of the month in the brutal weather to write and test out new material in small venues. It was an incredible time to be able to see the songs morph over those weeks and then to later in the year hear Adore Life completed. Tonight and tomorrow the band will be played again to crowds in New York. This is only the beginning of the band’s massive upcoming tour.

REMINDER – tomorrow night the band will be performing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Tune in at 11:35pm EST.

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
April 14 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
April 15 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April 18 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
April 19 – The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
April 20 – Fox Theater, Pomona, CA (with Death Grips)
April 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April 24 – Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX
May, 14 – Exit In, Nashville, TN
May, 15 – Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
May, 17 – Mr Small’s Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
May, 18 – Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
May, 20 – High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
May, 21 – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
May, 22 – WECC, Winnipeg, Canada
May, 24 – Commonwealth Bar & Stage, Calgary Canada
May, 25 – Starlite Room, Edmonton, Canada
May, 27 – Imperial Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
May, 28 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
June 1-5 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ESP SOLD OUT
June 24-26 – Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, Ewijk, The Netherlands
June 29-July 2, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

ADORE LIFE
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Savagesband.com: http://savages.store-08.com/
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelifei
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_a
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_gp
Streaming: http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_s

SOCIALS
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Twitter – https://twitter.com/savagesband
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Website – http://savagesband.com/

Yo La Tengo – Back On Tour

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Hey Lazy! While you were relaxing over the holiday weekend, Yo La Tengo got themselves back on the road for the Spring leg of their US tour.

Tuesday, March, 29 – Exit/In, Nashville, TN SOLD OUT – (opening act: Lambchop)
Friday, April, 1 – Big Ears Festival, Knoxville TN (a special collaboration with Lambchop)
Saturday, April, 2, The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
Sunday, April, 3 – Music Farm, Charleston SC
Tuesday, April, 5 – Baltimore Sound Stage, Baltimore MD*
Thursday, April 7 – Academy of Music, Northampton MA*
Friday, April, 8 – The Music Hall, Portsmouth NH*
Saturday, April, 9 – Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, Jersey City NJ*
Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29 – Sasquatch! Festival, Quincy WA*
Saturday, May 28 – The Wilma, Missoula MT*
August 5 – August 7 – Pickathon, Happy Valley OR*

*all ages

STUFF LIKE THAT THERE:
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iTunes: http://smarturl.it/StuffLIkeThatThere
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Stuff_LikeThat_There
Google play: http://smarturl.it/StuffLIkeThatThere_g

BAND LINKS:
Official Website – http://yolatengo.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheRealYLT
Twitter – https://twitter.com/therealylt

Coming May 20 : Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial

“Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales”

(photo by Anna Webber)

On May 20, Matador will be releasing the new Car Seat Headrest 2XLP/CD/digital album, ‘Teens Of Denial’. Though it’s the 13th album to date for Will Toledo, it’s the first CSH album to be recorded in a pro-style recording environment with a full band and acclaimed producer-person (specifically, Steve Fisk). Following the previously leaked “Vincent”, the album’s second single, “Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales” is available today. As Will explains, the song is about “post-party melancholia. Wishing to either be a better person or care less about the whole deal. Going home alone, in poor condition. The ‘killer whales’ bit is inspired by Blackfish, which is a depressing film.”

You have no right to be depressed
You haven’t tried hard enough to like it”

There are two kinds of great lyrics.  The first is the banger/anthem catch phrase: “Normal life is borin’ / but superstardom is close to post-mortem.” The second is more complex (and more rarely found): “Like a bird on a wire / Like a drunk in a midnight choir/I have tried in my way to be free” — with ideas, themes, and personae unfolding over the course of songs, contradicting each other, confronting the listeners’ preconceptions, like Pete Townshend, Morrissey, or Kendrick Lamar. 

Will Toledo, the singer/songwriter/visionary of Car Seat Headrest, is adept at both, having developed them over the course of his eleven college-recorded Bandcamp albums and his retrospective collection last fall, Teens of Style.

“I’m so sick of / (Fill in the blank)” or “It’s more than you bargained for / But it’s a little less than what you paid for” are more than smart, edgy slogans.  Over the course of Teens of Denial’s 11 songs, Will narrates a journey with his mysterious companion/alter-ego Joe that addresses big themes (personal responsibility, existential despair, the nature of identity, the Bible, heaven) and small ones (Air Jordans, cops, whether to have one more beer, why he lost his backpack). 

“Fill in The Blank,” the mission statement of the album, kicks things off — it’s a fist-pumping anthem about feeling lousy in an ill-defined way, the fear of settling into a routine of futility, and not wanting to deal with it.  Although it’s oddly joyful sounding, Toledo considers it the introduction to his angriest record yet. In that vein, “Vincent,” “Hippie Powers,” and “Connect The Dots” are about both fighting to hold your place in the crowd and to hold your drink, as well as DIY college house shows, and having no one to dance with, respectively.  Initially similar, “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales” veers off in surprising directions, each piece flush with catchy, irony-free hooks.

At the heart of the album sits the 11:32 “Ballad of the Costa Concordia,” which has more musical ideas than most whole albums (and at that length, it uses them all).  Horns, keyboards, and elegant instrumental interludes set off art-garage moments; vivid vocal harmonies follow punk frenzy.  The selfish captain of the capsized cruise liner in the Mediterranean in 2013 becomes a metaphor for struggles of the individual in society, as experienced by one hungover young man on the verge of adulthood. 

Teens of Denial refracts Toledo’s particular, personal story of one difficult year through cultural touchstones such as the biography of Frank Sinatra, the evolution of the Me Generation as seen in Mad Men and elsewhere, plus elements of Eastern and Western theology. The whole thing flaunts a kind of conceptual, lyrical, and musical ambition that has been missing from far too much 21st-century music.

“I won’t go down with this shit
I will put my hands up and surrender
There will be no more flags above my door
I have lost, and always will be”

There are two kinds of great lyricists.  The first kind is one you find in books, canonized by time and a lifetime of expression.  The second has it all in front of him.  Meet Will Toledo.  Or at least one version of him.   – Geoffrey Weiss

TRACKLISTING
1. Fill In The Blank
2. Vincent
3. Destroyed By Hippie Powers
4. (Joe Gets Kicked Out Of School For Using) Drugs With Friends (But Says This Isn’t A Problem)
5. Just What I Needed/Not Just What I Needed
6. Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
7. 1937 State Park
8. Unforgiving Girl (She’s Not An)
9. Cosmic Hero
10. The Ballad of Costa Concordia
11. Connect The Dots (The Saga Of Frank Sinatra)
12, Joe Goes To School

Car Seat Headrest is:
Will Toledo – vocals, guitar, songwriting
Andrew Katz – drums, backing vocals
Ethan Ives – bass (on Teens of Denial), guitar (live), backing vocals
Seth Dalby – bass (live)

Produced by Steve Fisk at his studio in Seattle, July-September 2015.

Preorder ‘Teens Of Denial’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Bandcamp
Google
Amazon
Car Seat Headrest on Spotify
Car Seat Headrest on Apple Music

Car Seat Headrest on tour :

Friday, March 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, March 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, March 27 – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, March 30 – The Holland Project, Reno NV
Thursday, March 31 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Friday, April 1 – Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles CA
Sunday, April 3 – The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
Monday, May 23 – Black Cat, Washington DC

Thursday, May 28 – London Calling, Amsterdam (NL)
Friday, May 29 – Big Next, Gent (B)

Monday, May 30 – L’Espace B, Paris
Tuesday, May 31 – Le Sonic, Lyon

Thursday, June 2 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona (ES)
Friday, June 3 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes (F)
Saturday, June 4 – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, Düdingen (CH)
Monday, June 6 – Beaches Brew, Ravenna (IT)

Friday, June 10 – Paraque de Cidade, Porto, PT
Wednesday, June 8 – Le Saint des Seins, Toulouse
Thursday, June 9 – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux

Saturday, June 11 – Primavera Sound, Porto (PT)
Tuesday, June 14 – Privatclub, Berlin (D)
Friday, June 17 – Beanpole, Dresden (D)
Saturday, June 18 – Molotow, Hamburg (D)
Monday, June 20 – The Hope, Brighton (UK)
Tuesday, June 21 – 100 Club, London (UK)
Wednesday, June 22 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
Thursday, June 23 – Broadcast, Glasgow (UK)
Sunday, June 26 – Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen (NL)
Tuesday, June 28 – Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
Wednesday, June 29 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm (SE)
Thursday, June 30 – Pustervik , Göteborg (SE)

Saturday, July 16 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Friday, July 22 – Capital Hill Block Party, Seattle WA
Thursday, July 28 – Eventide Victoria, Victoria BC

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Kurt Vile Announces New Tour Dates (including Lollapalooza), Releases Clip of Cameo in HBO’s Animals

In addition to the handful of new tour dates below in bold, there is more news from the Kurt Vile front, something more exotic. As you can judge from the clip above, you’ve never seen Kurt like this before. Make sure to tune in to see the full episode this Friday at 11:30pm EST on HBO.

TOUR DATES:

Thursday, March 31 – Asbury Hall , Buffalo, NY
Friday, April 1 – Heights Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
Saturday, April 2 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus , OH
Sunday, April 3 – The Bluebird, Bloomington, IN
Tuesday, April 5 – Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Wednesday, April 6 – The Accord, Champaign, IL
Friday, April 8 – The Granada, Lawrence, KS
Saturday, April 9 – The Waiting Room, Omaha , NE
Sunday, April 10 – Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City, IA
Monday, April 11 – The Blue Note, Columbia, MO
Tuesday, April 12 – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, April 14 – House of Blues, Houston TX
Friday, April 15 – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin  TX
Saturday, April 16 – Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Sunday, April 17 – Republic New Orleans, New Orleans
Friday, May 20 – Sunday May 22 – Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores
Saturday, May 28 – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC &
May 27-30 – Sasquatch Music Festival, George, WA
Saturday, May 28 – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC &
June 9-11 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN
July 22-24 Wayhome Music & Arts Festival, Toronto, ONT
Monday, July 25 – The NorVA, Norfolk VA
Wednesday, July 27 – Deluxe @ Old National Theatre, Indianapolis IN
Thursday, July 28 – Lollapalooza, Chicago IL
Sunday, August 7 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Friday, August 12 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
Wednesday, August 17 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO ^
Sunday, August 21 – Codfish Hollow Barn, Maquoketa IA

Purling Hiss (Solo) supporting 3/31-4/17
^ supporting Ryan Adams
& supporting Alabama Shakes

HÆLOS UK TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

Having just released their debut album last week, HÆLOS now bring to you a handful of UK tour dates. All tickets are on sale at 10am on Thursday 24th March.

Friday April 29 – Night & Day Café, Manchester, UK
Saturday April 30 – Live At Leeds, Leeds, UK
Monday May 2 – The Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Wednesday May 4 – Bussey Building, London, UK
Thursday May 5 – The Louisiana, Bristol, UK
Friday May 6 – The Hope, Brighton, UK

 

‘Full Circle’ is available from the following:

HÆLOS online :

The Ten “Best” Perfume Genius Tweets of 2016 In Honor Of Twitter’s 10th Birthday

In honor of Twitter’s 10th Birthday, I decided to cull together ten of my personal favorite Perfume Genius tweets from this year, so far. It would have been way too emotionally draining to go back farther. There are just too many exceptional ones as you can gauge from below.

We’re all just living in Mike’s world. Follow Perfume Genius on Twitter HERE.

 

Out Today : HÆLOS – ‘Full Circle’

Just a reminder that today (March 18), HÆLOS’ hotly anticipated full length debut, ‘Full Circle’ is available on LP, CD, digital formats and via all streaming services. Currently in the midst of a whirlwind SXSW run, HÆLOS saw ‘Full Circle’ hailed earlier this week by outlets including but not limited to Pitchfork, Paste and more surely to come. The latter’s John Brandon suggests, “NASA might consider making (this) a playlist for their next mission”, and since every single one of us is an aspiring astronaut (EDITOR’S NOTE : can we get some stats on this before publishing?) we’re clearly talking about an early album-of-the-year candidate. Upcoming dates and ordering details are below :

on tour :
Today – Empire Control Room, Austin (Baeble) – 2pm
Today – Hotel San Jose, Austin (SXSanJose) – 5pm
Today – Latitude 30, Austin (Clash Magazine & British Embassy) – 10pm
Saturday – Urban Outfitters, Austin – 1pm
Saturday – Barracuda, Austin (Do512.com) – 3:30pm
Monday, March 28 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 29 – Mercury Lounge, New York
Wednesday, March 30 – Baby’s All Right, New York
Friday, April 1 — Middle East – Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, April 2 — O Patro Vys, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, April 5 — The Drake, Toronto, ON
Thursday, April 7 — Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Friday, April 8 — Collective Coffee-Prospect Cafe, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, April 9 — 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, April 12 — Barboza, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, April 13 — Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Friday, April 15 — Coachella, Indio, CA
Tuesday, April 19 — Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 20 — The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA

‘Full Circle’ availeble from the following :

HÆLOS online :

STEVE GUNN EU TOUR DATES (UPDATED)

(photo credit to: Moonloop Photography)

Good news for all Steve Gunn fans (and for everyone else out there who should be) as not only will he be returning to London for a newly announced show this spring, but we can also confirm there is new music on the horizon and there will be a new album out on Matador in May of this year. More EU dates coming soon (UPDATE – those dates are below, in bold). You can sign up to his mailing list here.

2016 TOUR DATES:

Wednesday, March 26 – Three Lobed Recordings Sweet 16 — Raleigh, NC
Thursday, April, 21 – The Lexington — London, UK
Wednesday, May, 18 –  Le Batofar – Paris, FR
Thursday, May 19 –  Les Nuits de Botanique – Brussels, B
Friday, May 20 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam, NL
Saturday, May 21 –  Kantine am Berghain – Berlin, D
Sunday, May 22 – Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
Monday, May 23 –  Molotow – Hamburg D
Tuesday, May 24 – UT Connewitz – Leipzig D
Wednesday, May 25 – Manufaktur – Schorndorf D
Thursday, May 26 – Südpol – Luzern, CH
Friday, May 27 – Le Sonic – Lyon, FR
Saturday, May 28 – Le Phare — Limoges, FR
Sunday, May 29 – Psilocybenea – Hondarribia, ES
Monday, May 30 – GNRation – Braga, PT
Tuesday, May 31 – ZDB – Lisbon, PT
Wednesday, June 1 – Berlin Café – Madrid, ES
Thursday, June 2 – Loco Club – Valencia, ES
Friday, June 3- Primavera Sound – Barcelona, ES
Sunday, June 5- This Is Not A Love Song – Nimes, FR
Thursday, June 9 – Northside Festival — Brooklyn, NY  

Saturday, June 11- Bonnaroo — Manchester, TN
Saturday, June 16 – Sloss Music & Arts Festival — Birmingham, AL
Sunday, June 17 – Forecastle — Louisville, KY
ONLINE:

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Yo La Tengo In Covers-For-Cash-Controversy

Reigning Greatest Radio Station In The World WFMU features no advertising and no underwriting, they’re impervious to the nudges and bags of drugs provided by record labels like American Century Matador, and most importantly, their legion of volunteer programmers (record-hound degenerates, most of ’em) routinely pull up the greatest shit (old & new) imaginable. There are several of this label’s best-known artists who received their earliest airplay on WFMU ; others still, had their minds polluted at an early age and CAUGHT THE BUG (if you’ll excuse the expression) as a direct result of this Jersey City based broadcaster.

So how, pray tell, do these maniacs keep the lights on? Simple— BEGGING, hi tech and otherwise. WFMU is 100% listener supported and without hounding the living shit out of you for two weeks every March, the station’s astonishing vault of online/archived programming would be a fond,though faint memory. No one is more aware of these circumstances than Yo La Tengo — heck, Ira Kaplan even spends hours he could otherwise devote to answering your fan mail by toiling as a fill-in host for WFMU. So once again, as they’ve done for most years (including those from remote locations), Ira, Georgia and James will return to WFMU this coming Saturday, March 12 between 3 and 6pm (with hosts Todd-o-Phonic Todd and Gaylord Fields) and will perform cover songs of your choosing in exchange for lavish sums wrested from your bank account. Ever wanted to hear YLT’s version of “Formation”? Longed to hear their take on “Take On Me?” Me neither. In fact, there might not be enough money on earth to get them to play either of those songs, but you’ll never know unless you offer. And unlike the rest of WFMU’s amazing offerings, this show will not be archived, so blow this one off at your own risk.

WFMU can be heard worldwide at wfmu.org and you can pledge whatever’s left in your swear jar/trust fund / structured settlement right here.

Yo La Tengo on tour :

Saturday, March, 26 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki
Sunday, March, 27 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
Tuesday, March, 29 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Friday, April, 1 – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival (a special collaboration with Lambchop)
Saturday, April, 2 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Sunday, April, 3 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
Tuesday, April, 5 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Thursday ,April, 7 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music
Friday, April, 8 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall
Saturday, April, 9 – Jersey City, NJ – Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre

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JUST ANNOUNCED: ALGIERS UK/EU SPRING TOUR

It’s been a while since Algiers stirred European waters, but we’re pleased to announced they are back on tour this spring. See the full list of all upcoming shows below:

Thursday, May 30th – 100 Club, London, UK
Friday, May 27th – Headrow House, Leeds, UK
Sunday, May 29th – The Haunt, Brighton, UK
June 2nd Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 4th – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes, FR
Monday, June 5th – Maifeld Derby Festival, Mannheim, DE
Tuesday, June 7th – Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, June 8th – Le Romandie, Lausanne, Switzerland
June 11th – Primavera NOS, Porto, Portugal

They will also be participating in the Burn To Shrine screenings, curated by Lee Tesche of the band, and some US festivals on the dates below. More info on this Matablog post.

April 9 – Atlanta, GA – The EARL – Burn To Shine screening premiere – w/ Moon Diagrams (Moses Archuleta from Deerhunter)
April 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle – Burn To Shine screening
April 12 – Washington, DC – Black Cat – Burn To Shine screening – w/ Sunwolf (members of Fugazi, French Toast, Felt Letters)
April 13 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge – Burn To Shine screening – w/ Savak (members of Obits, Edsel, The Make-Up, NOU)
April 16 & 23 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
July 22 – New York, NY – Panorama Festival

order ‘Algiers’ direct from the Matador Store* on LP, CD or from one of the digital outlets below :

iTunes
Amazon
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(UK customers can order ‘Algiers’ from ResidentPiccadillyRough Trade or Jumbo).

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CAR SEAT HEADREST UK/EU SUMMER TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

Photo by Kristian Gade

Precocious, driven, lo-fi indie rock to admire” – Mojo

Clever and catchy and charming…actual genius” – Vice

Half buried in reverb and fully laden with angst…an impressive young talent” – Uncut

Later in spring of this year the mighty Car Seat Headrest will unleash his new album Teens Of Denial consisting of all new material before promptly bringing it to the road this summer during the following dates that have just been announced:

Thursday, May 28 – London Calling, Amsterdam (NL)
Friday, May 29 – Big Next, Gent (B)
Thursday, June 2 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona (ES)
Friday, June 3 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes (F)
Saturday, June 4 – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, Düdingen (CH)
Monday, June 6 – Beaches Brew, Ravenna (IT)
Saturday, June 11 – Primavera Sound, Porto (PT)
Tuesday, June 14 – Privatclub, Berlin (D)
Friday, June 17 – Beanpole, Dresden (D)
Saturday, June 18 – Molotow, Hamburg (D)
Monday, June 20 – The Hope, Brighton (UK)
Tuesday, June 21 – 100 Club, London (UK)
Wednesday, June 22 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
Thursday, June 23 – Broadcast, Glasgow (UK)
Sunday, June 26 – Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen (NL)
Tuesday, June 28 – Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
Wednesday, June 29 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm (SE)
Thursday, June 30 – Pustervik , Göteborg (SE)

Listen to new track Vincent from the forthcoming new album here.

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HÆLOS – “Separate Lives” Video, Austin Dates In Mid-March

“Separate Lives”

(photo by Fredrick Paxton)

Earlier this morning, Stereogum premiered the latest video from HÆLOS’ forthcoming ‘Full Circle’ LP, “Separate Lives”, filmed during the band’s recent visit to the U.S. West Coast, and directed by HÆLOS’ Arthur Delaney (edited by Arthur and Lotti Benardout). WIth the March 18 release date for ‘Separate Lives’ looming, HÆLOS will be making no fewer than 11 appearances during the week of South By Southwest in Austin, TX ; while two of the shows in question are official SXSW events, the majority are free and very much open-to-the-public (full list below).

Wednesday, Marcy 16 – Flamingo Cantina (Under The Radar party) – 12pm
Wednesday, Marcy 16 – Red Light (Red Light present FLOODFEST) – 3pm
Wednesday, Marcy 16 – Sidewinder (Secret Sounds Australia) – 5pm
Wednesday, Marcy 16 – The Gatsby (Pandora) – 9pm
Thursday, March 17 – Spotify House – 1:45pm
Thursday, March 17 – 3Ten ACL Theater (High Road Touring) – 12am*
Friday, March 18 – Empire Control Room (Baeble) – 2pm
Friday, March 18 – Hotel San Jose (SXSanJose) – 5pm
Friday, March 18 – Latitude 30 (Clash Magazine & British Embassy) – 10pm*
Saturday, March 19 – Urban Outfitters – 1pm
Saturday, March 19 – Barracuda (Do512.com) – 3:30pm

* – denotes an official SXSW event ; badges and wristbands most likely required for entry.

previously announced tour dates :

Sunday, February 28 – Vaults Festival, London, UK
Tuesday, March 15 – Sunday, March 20 – SXSW, Austin, TX
Monday, March 28 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 29 – Mercury Lounge, New York
Wednesday, March 30 – Baby’s All Right, New York
Friday, April 1 — Middle East – Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, April 2 — O Patro Vys, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, April 5 — The Drake, Toronto, ON
Thursday, April 7 — Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Friday, April 8 — Collective Coffee-Prospect Cafe, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, April 9 — 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, April 12 — Barboza, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, April 13 — Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Friday, April 15 — Coachella, Indio, CA
Tuesday, April 19 — Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 20 — The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA

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Car Seat Headrest : Unmissable In Austin (Because They’re Playing Continuously)

SXSW 2016 is bringing spectacles to Austin including but not limited to keynote speeches by Barack and Michelle Obama, a 100 foot “Mr. Robot” Ferris Wheel and the Joe Scarborough Band opening for The Cult (thanks to Ira Kaplan for plucking that gem out of the blue). Since all of that stuff is super ho-fucking-hum, however, Car Seat Headrest will be playing the Live Entitlement Music Capital Of The World no fewer than 10 times between Monday the 14 and Saturday the 19.

3/14 – Barracuda (AV Club party) – 5pm
3/14 – Hotel Vegas (Do512 party) – 8pm
3/16 – Hype Hotel (yvynyl & Stadiums and Shrines party) – 1pm
3/16 – Central Presbytarian Church (Under The Radar party) – 10pm (official SXSW event, badge or wristband likely required for entry)
3/17 – Barracuda (Pitchfork party) – 1:50pm
3/17 – Space 24 (Urban Outfitters party) – 6pm
3/18 – Spotify House – 3pm
3/18 – Hole In The Wall (Stereogum party) – 7pm
3/19 – Cheer Up Charlie’s (Brooklyn Vegan party) – 12pm
3/19 – End of an Ear in-store – 3pm

(Car Seat Headrest, Tiny Desk session, footage courtesy NPR)

previously announced dates :

Friday, March 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, March 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, March 27 – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, June 9 – Saturday June 11 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, ES
Friday, June 10 – Paraque de Cidade, Porto, PT
Saturday, July 16 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL

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Algiers – New Dates With “Burn To Shine” Screenings

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Algiers have announced a run of East Coast tour dates that will be accompanied by screenings of the sixth installment of Brendan Canty (Fugazi) and Christoph Green’s Burn To Shine film series. After being delayed for nearly a decade, Burn To Shine 6: Atlanta will premiere on April 9th at The EARL in Atlanta, with performances by Algiers and Moon Diagrams (Moses Archuleta of Deerhunter).

The filmmakers and Algiers will then take the screenings up the East Coast (the latter’s full list of tour dates below includes Coachella and Panorama Festival), with the film available at burntoshineatlanta.com following the April 13th screening in NYC

Producer Brendan Canty and Director Christoph Green filmed 6 editions of Burn To Shine with their roving crew of shooters and audio geeks between 2004 and 2007, which included the likes of Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, Shellac, The Shins, Eddie Vedder, Tortoise, Will Oldham, Ted Leo, and many more.

Burn To Shine 6: Atlanta full line-up includes performances by Shannon Wright, The Selmanaires, The Liverhearts, Deerhunter, the Carbonas, The Black Lips, The Mighty Hannibal, Delia Gartrell, The Coathangers, All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, Mastadon, and Snowden.

After being delayed for nearly a decade, this Atlanta installment, curated by Lee Tesche of Algiers, holds vitality like no other, showing a music scene and city in transition, where generations past collide with major bands on the rise, capturing artists at the height of their powers, a few local legends who have since disappeared, and others that have gone on to much wider success.

Algiers Tour Dates & Screenings:
April 9 – Atlanta, GA – The EARL – Burn To Shine screening premiere – w/ Moon Diagrams (Moses Archuleta from Deerhunter)
April 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle – Burn To Shine screening
April 12 – Washington, DC – Black Cat – Burn To Shine screening – w/ Sunwolf (members of Fugazi, French Toast, Felt Letters)
April 13 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge – Burn To Shine screening – w/ Savak (members of Obits, Edsel, The Make-Up, NOU)
April 16 & 23 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
July 22 – New York, NY – Panorama Festival

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(UK customers can order ‘Algiers’ from Resident, Piccadilly, Rough Trade or Jumbo).

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WATCH: SAVAGES / ARTE

“It’s time for you to wake up. There are people in this world dying to meet you”

Savages have shared a new video directed by Antoine Carlier for Arte TV featuring songs Mechanic, I Need Something New, The Answer, Adore from new album Adore Life, and also Hit Me from their debut album Silence Yourself.

You can watch it here.

The band are currently on the European stretch of their Adore Life tour before heading to the US. All dates below.

March 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium SOLD OUT
March 3 – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
March 5 – Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 9 – Knust, Hamburg, Germany
March 10 – Berghain, Berlin, Germany SOLD OUT
March 11 – Strom, Munich, Germany
March 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March 16 –  Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands SOLD OUT
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
April 14 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
April 15 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April 18 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
April 19 – The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
April 20 – Fox Theater, Pomona, CA (with Death Grips)
April 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April 24 – Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX
May, 14 – Exit In, Nashville, TN
May, 15 – Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
May, 17 – Mr Small’s Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
May, 18 – Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
May, 20 – High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
May, 21 – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
May, 22 – WECC, Winnipeg, Canada
May, 24 – Commonwealth Bar & Stage, Calgary Canada
May, 25 – Starlite Room, Edmonton, Canada
May, 27 – Imperial Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
May, 28 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
June 1-5 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ESP SOLD OUT
June 24-26 – Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, Ewijk, The Netherlands
June 29-July 2, Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

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