Algiers – Tonight At Brooklyn Steel, Saturday at Baby’s Alright

Just a reminder that Algiers, touring in support of the universally hailed ‘The Underside Of Power’, are at Brooklyn Steel this evening supporting The Kills, while also playing Williamsburg’s Baby’s Alright tomorrow with support from Eaters.

TOUR DATES

7/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel &
7/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
7/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
7/24 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
9/13 – Albany, NY – The Hollow ^
9/14 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room ^
9/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall ^
9/16 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop ^
9/18 – Nashville, TN – Mercury Ballroom ^
9/21 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn ^
9/22 – New Orleans, LA – Hi-Ho Lounge ^
9/23 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ^
9/24 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
9/25 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage ^
9/26 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger ^
9/28 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf ^
9/29 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom ^
9/30 – Santa Barbara, CA – SoHo Club ^
10/1 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
10/15 – Atlanta, GA – Afropunk Festival
11/1 – Eindhoven, NL – Lichting @ Alstadt
11/2 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
11/3 – Bielefeld, DE – NR. Z. P.
11/5 – Dresden, DE – Beatpol
11/6 – Berlin, DE – Lido
11/8 – Poznan, PL – Meskalina
11/9 – Warsaw, PL – NIEBO
11/10 – Wroclaw, PL – Firlej
11/11 – Prague, CZ – Klub 007
11/13 – Turin, IT – Astoria Club
11/14 – Nimes, FR – Paloma
11/15 – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz 2
11/16 – Lyon, FR – La Marche Gare
11/17 – Bern, CH – Saint Ghetto Festival
11/18 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
11/19 – Brussels, BE – Botanique/Witloof Bar
11/20 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
11/22 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
11/23 – Liverpool, UK – Magnet
11/24 – Glasgow, UK – Fred Paton Daycare
11/27 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Community Room
11/29 – London, UK – Moth Club
11/30 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
12/2 – Dublin, IE – Grand Social

^ denotes w/ !!!
& denotes w/ The Kills

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TONIGHT : PERFUME GENIUS ON ABC’S “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE”

A day removed from a fantastic session for KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”, Perfume Genius appears on tonight’s episode of the American Broadcasting Company’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (11:35 pm eastern, 10:35 central). Jimmy’s other guests this evening are “Game Of Thrones”‘s Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau and (game of football’s) Peyton Manning.

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ALGIERS – ‘The Underside Of Power’, Out Today, New Dates With !!! Announced


“Walk Like A Panther”
(stream the Uniform remix of “Walk Like A Panther” at Spotify)

“A collection of songs that articulates that fury and despair with such authority, it deserves to become the soundtrack for whatever future documentary montage captures the mess of 2017. It’s galvanizing, uncompromising, and uplifting, and it should speak to everyone who still has some fight left in them.” – Sean O’Neal, The A/V Club

Today marks the long-awaited release date for Algiers’ incendiary 2nd album, the critically-acclaimed ‘The Underside Of Power’, available on digital, CD and LP formats at the url below. The first song from the Adrian Utley and Ali Chant-produced masterpiece, “Walk Like A Panther” (featuring a sample culled from a speech by Chicago Black Panther Fred Hampton), can be heard above in lyric video form.

In addition to the previously announced European stadium dates supporting Depeche Mode and this summer’s headlining club shows in North America, Algiers have more US dates happening in September supporting !!! (see below).

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Algiers On Tour

Friday, June 23 – Musik & Freiden, Berlin, DE
Sunday, June 25 – Stadio Olimpico, Rome, IT *
Monday, June 26 – Santeria Social Club, Milan, IT
Tuesday, June 27 – Stadio San Siro, Milan, IT *
Thursday, June 29 – Dall;Ara, Bologna, IT *
Saturday, July 1 – Stade de France, St. Denis, FR *
Tuesday, July 4 – Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, DE *
Thursday, July 13 – Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
Friday, July 14 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Saturday, July 15 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
Monday, July 17 – Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
Tuesday, July 18 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, July 22 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, July 23 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, July 24 – Black Cat, Washington, DC
Wednesday, September 13 – The Hollow, Albany, NY^
Thursday, September 14 – Waiting Room, Buffalo, NY^
Friday, September 15 – Spirit Hall, Pittsburgh, PA^
Saturday, September 16 – Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH^
Monday, September 18 – Mercury Ballroom, Nashville, TN^
Thursday, September 21 – Saturn, Birmingham, AL^
Friday, September 22 – Hi-Ho Lounge, New Orleans, LA^
Saturday, September 23 – White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX^
Sunday, September 24 – Dada, Dallas, TX^
Monday, September 25 – Empire Garage, Austin, TX^
Tuesday, September 26 – Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX^
Thursday, September 28 – Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM^
Friday, September 29 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ^
Saturday, September 30 – SoHo Club, Santa Barbara, CA^
Sunday, October 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Sunday, October 15 – Afropunk Festival, Atlanta, GA

* w/ Depeche Mode
^ w/ !!!

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STREAM Algiers’ “Cleveland” (From ‘The Underside Of Power’)

(photo by Dustin Condren)

“A recurring theme in our music is the idea of injustice and the bitter understanding that obtaining justice in this world is all but impossible–particularly for black and brown people. I wanted the song to sound like the Final Judgement in the Bible, wherein the wicked are judged and condemned by the righteous with all the ‘weeping and gnashing of teeth,’ of the damned when justice is finally realized. This translates in the ‘solo’ section of the song. It consists of various recordings of people inconsolably crying and weeping while the guitar and lead vocal mirror their contortions. If you’ve ever witnessed something like that in real life, sound of a person’s sorrow is equal parts frightening and musical.” – Franklin James Fisher

We’re 10 days away from the global release of Algiers’ hotly anticipated 2nd album, the Adrian Utely-produced ‘The Underside Of Power’, and with that in mind, here’s the premiere of another track from this crucial work, “Cleveland”. Algiers’ updated tour itinerary, with headlining North American dates starting July 13 following European stadium shows supporting Depeche Mode, can be found below.

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TOUR DATES
Monday, June 12 – HDI Arena, Hannover, DE *
Thursday, June 15 – Secret Show, Paris, FR
Saturday, June 17 – Kiff, Aarau, CH
Sunday, June 18 – Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich, CH *
Tuesday, June 20 – Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, DE *
Thursday, June 22 – Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, DE *
Friday, June 23 – Musik & Freiden, Berlin, DE
Sunday, June 25 – Stadio Olimpico, Rome, IT *
Monday, June 26 – Santeria Social Club, Milan, IT
Tuesday, June 27 – Stadio San Siro, Milan, IT *
Thursday, June 29 – Dall;Ara, Bologna, IT *
Saturday, July 1 – Stade de France, St. Denis, FR *
Tuesday, July 4 – Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, DE *
Thursday, July 13 – Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
Friday, July 14 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Saturday, July 15 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
Monday, July 17 – Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
Tuesday, July 18 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, July 22 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, July 23 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, July 24 – Black Cat, Washington, DC

* denotes w/ Depeche Mode

Perfume Genius – Tiny Desk Concert, U.S. Dates Supporting The XX

Courtesy NPR, here’s Perfume Genius performing “Valley”, “Slip Away” and “Normal Song” for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. Earlier today, 9 North American shows supporting The XX were confirmed including a September 29 appearance at Inglewood, CA’s Forum in.

(photo by Inez and Vinoodh)

WITH THE XX
Wednesday, September 27 – Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, September 29 – The Forum, Inglewood, CA
Tuesday, October 3 – Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Wednesday, October 4 – Ascend Ampitheater, Nashville, TN
Monday, October 9 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Tuesday, October 10- The Saltair, Magna, UT
Thursday, October 12 – Criterion Theater, Oklahoma City, OK
Tuesday, October 17 – Coca Cola Roxy, Atlanta, GA
Thursday, October 19 – Champions Square, New Orleans, LA

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES
June 13 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NE
June 14 – Berghain/Kantine, Berlin DE
Friday, June 16 – Eaux Claires Festival – Eau Claire, WI
Saturday, June 17 – Eaux Claires Festival – Eau Claire, WI
Saturday, July 15 – Imperial – Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR SOLD OUT
Tuesday, Jul 18 – The Independent – San Francisco CA SOLD OUT
Wednesday, July 19 – The Independent – San Francisco CA SOLD OUT
Thursday, July 20 – El Rey – Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 23 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle WA
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 – End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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Spoon – “Can I Sit Next To You”, Tyler Pope Remix

As Spoon’s relentless global tour in support of album-of-the-year candidate ‘Hot Thoughts’ continues next week, the band have made available a remixed version of “Can I Sit Next To You”. as conceived by Tyler Pope (LCD Soundsystem, Chk Chk Chk). Purchase or stream the remix here.

TOUR DATES (TICKETS)
Saturday, June 17 – Festaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Sunday, June 18 – Maifeld Derby Festival, Mannheim, Germany
Monday, June 19 – Technikum, Munich, Germany
Tuesday, June 20 – Uebel & Gefärlich, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, June 22 – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, Norway
Saturday, June 24 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tuesday, June 27 – Gorilla, Manchester, England
Wednesday, June 28 – The Arts School, Glasgow, Scotland
Friday, June 30 – O2 Forum, London, England
Monday, July 3 – Gloria Theater, Cologne, Germany
Wednesday, July 5 – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
Saturday, July 8 – NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
Friday, July 14 – Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY
Saturday, July 15 – Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, July 18 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC ^
Wednesday, July 19 – Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA ^
Friday, July 21 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
Saturday, July 22 – State Theatre, Portland, ME ^
Sunday, July 23 – Métropolis, Montreal, Quebec ^
Tuesday, 25 – Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario #
Wednesday, July 26 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA ^
Friday, July 28 – Panorama Festival, New York, NY
Saturday, July 29 – XPoNential Music Festival, Camden, NJ
Sunday, July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD &+
Tuesday, August 1 – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI #
Wednesday, August 2 – Metro, Chicago IL
Thursday, August 3 – Lollapalooza, Chicago IL
Sunday, August 6 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA &
Tuesday, August 8 – Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
Wednesday, August 9 – Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue, CO
Friday, August 19 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
Sunday, August 20 – Mavericks, Jacksonville, FL
Tuesday, August 22 – Lucas Theater for the Arts, Savannah, GA
Sunday, August 23 – Music Farm, Columbia, SC
Monday, August 28 – Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
Wednesday, August 30 – Windspear Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
August 31 – Macewan Hall, Calgary, Alberta
Saturday, September 2 – Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, British Columbia
Tuesday, September 5 – Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
Wednesday, September 6 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, September 8 – Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, September 13 – Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, September 14 – Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI
Friday, September 15 – Palace Theater, Saint Paul, MN
Saturday, September 30 – Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA $
Sunday, October 1 – Cal Coast Credit Union, San Diego, CA $
Tuesday – October 3 – Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ$
Thursday, October 5 – Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, CO $
October 6 & October 13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
Tuesday, October 17 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
Friday, October 20 – Music Farm, Columbia, SC
Saturday, October 21 – Maverick, Jacksonville, FL
Thursday, November 2 – Orangerie at Botanique, Brussels, BE
Monday, November 6 – Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
Tuesday, November 7 – Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK
Wednesday, November 9 – The Junction, Cambridge, UK
Saturday, November 11 – Kaserne, Basel, CH
Sunday, November 12, Santeria Social Club, Milano, IT
Tuesday, November 14 – Sala Apolo, Barcelona, ES
Wednesday, November 15 – La Riviera, Madrid, ES
Thursday, November 16 – Porto Coliseum, Porto, PT
Friday, November 17 – Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT

^ with the New Pornographers
# with Cherry Glazerr
& with Belle and Sebastian
+ with Andrew Bird
$ with The Shins

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Car Seat Headrest – Tonight At Webster Hall, Tomorrow at Governor’s Ball (Randall’s Island)

(photo by Kristy Benjamin)

Just a reminder for those of you in or around NYC for this weekend’s Governor’s Ball festival that Car Seat Headrest will be hitting the stage at Webster Hall tonight around 10:30pm, followed by an appearance at the Big Apple Stage at beautiful Randall’s Island, tomorrow at 2:30pm (and you have to admit that “Big Apple Stage” sounds a little more glamorous than “Piles Of Trash Blowing In Heavy Winds Stage”, though perhaps they were also pressed for space.  The up-to-date Car Seat Headrest tour schedule can be found below :

Friday, June 2nd, New York NY – Webster Hall
Saturday, June 3rd – New York NY – Governor’s Ball Music Festival
Sunday, June 4th – Charlottesville VA – Jefferson Theater %
Monday, June 5th – Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle %
Wednesday, June 7th – Asheville NC – Orange Peel %
Thursday, June 8th – Louisville KY – Headliners %
Friday, June 9th – Manchester TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
Sunday, June 18th – Morrison CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre $
Saturday, June 24th – Mountain View CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre #
Wednesday, June 28th – Milwaukee WI – American Family Insurance Ampitheatre
Friday, June 30th – Richmond VA – Brown’s Island +
Friday, July 28- Oro-Medonte ON – WayHome Music and Arts Festival
Tuesday, August 1st – Cleveland OH – Beachland Ballroom +
Thursday, August 3rd – South Burlington VT – Higher Ground Ballroom +
Friday, August 4th – Montreal QC – Osheaga Festival
Saturday, August 5th – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL
Tuesday, August 8 – Tøyenparken, Oslo, Norway
Thursday, August 10 – Ypsigrock Festival, Castelbuono, Italy
Friday, August 11 – Flow Festival, Helsinki Finland
Wednesday, August 16 – Praia Fluvial Do Taboão, Paredes de Coura Portugal
Thursday, August 17 – Route du Rock, Saint-Malo France
Tuesday, August 21 – Freizeitzentrum West (FZW), Dortmund Germany
Friday, August 25 – Rock En Seine, Saint Cloud France
Saturday, August 26 – Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg, Berlin Germany
Tuesday, August 29 – 02 Forum, London UK
Wednesday, August 30 – Ritz, Manchester UK
Thursday, August 31 – Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds UK
Friday, September 1 – Electric Fields Festival – Thronhill UK
Saturday, September 2 – End Of The Road, Dorset UK
October 6,7,8 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
October 13,14, 15 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX

% w/ Nap Eyes
$ w/ Local Natives & Portugal, The Man
# w/ Weezer
+ w/ Gold Connections

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Today’s The Day : Helium – ‘Ends With And’ 2XLP, ‘The Dirt Of Luck’ and ‘The Magic City’ Reissues Now Available

Took long enough right?  The long-awaited reissues of Helium’s ‘The Dirt Of Luck’, ‘The Magic City’ and the double LP ‘Ends With An’ compilation are available to purchase or stream today.  There’s been a mountain of recent press surrounding these albums and Mary Timony’s outsize role in shaping the music of then-and-now… and while the upcoming Mary Timony Plays Helium shows in Boston and New York City are totally sold out, some tickets in other cities still remain (see below).  In addition, Mary’s been confirmed for September’s Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC.


Mary Timony Plays Helium :
Tuesday, June 6 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
Wednesday, June 7 – Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, PA (early show & late show SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 8 – Northside Festival – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY SOLD OUT
Friday, June 9 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY (early show & late show SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 10 – The Sinclair, Boston, MA
Monday, June 12 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
Tuesday, June 13 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Wednesday, June 14 – Marble Bar, Detroit, MI
Thursday, June 15 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Sunday, September 10 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, NC

Perfume Genius – Pitchfork’s “Sounds Like” Tonight, Live From Philadelphia Tomorrow

(photo by Ebru Yildiz)

On the heels of last night’s amazing show at a sold out Brooklyn Steel, you can watch Perfume Genius’ Mike Haedras in conversation with host Eavvon O’Neal on Pitchform’s new Facebook Live series “Sounds Like”, tonight at 6:30pm eastern, hosted by Pandora Premium.

Tomorrow night’s Perfume Genius show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer (May 18) is being streamed live by Pitchfork starting at 9:45pm.

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Perfume Genius – “Die 4 U” Video, Interview on NPR’s “Morning Edition”

“Die 4 You” – directed by Floria Sigismondi

Following last Friday’s appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and the release of the 4th Perfume Genius album, ‘No Shape’ to nearly universal acclaim, we’re pleased to present the album’s 2nd music video, “Die For You”, directed by Floria Sigismondi and featuring sculpture from Rosa Verloop. A massive worldwide tour itinerary (as shown below) commences tomorrow night (Wednesday) at Detroit’s Magic Stick.

Below, you can hear Mike Hadreas interviewed by NPR’s Barton Girdwood, from Tuesday’s broadcast of “Morning Edition”

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TOUR DATES
Wednesday, May 10 – Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit MI*
Thursday, May 11 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON*
Friday, May 12 – Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, May 13 – Royale, Boston MA*
Monday, May 15 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC*
Tuesday, May 16 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, May 18 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, May 19 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Saturday, May 20 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA*
Sunday, May 21 – Exit/In, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, May 23 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
June 8 – Heaven – London, UK – Tickets
June 9 – AB Club – Brussels BE – Tickets
June 11 – We Love Green Festival – Paris FR – Tickets
June 13 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam NE – Tickets
June 14 – Berghain/Kantine – Berlin DE – Tickets
Friday June 16, Eaux Claires Festival, Eaux Claires, WI
Saturday, July 15 – Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 – Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Tuesday, July 18 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 23 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle WA
August 10-11 – Way Out West – Gothenburg, Sweden
August 11-12 – Haven Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, August 18 – Pukkelpop, Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 – End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* – w/ Serpentwithfeet

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Perfume Genius – ‘No Shape’ Out Today, Appearing On “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Tonight

(photo by Inez and Vinoodh)

Today (Friday, May 4) marks the release date for one of 2017’s most anticipated and critically acclaimed new album’s, Perfume Genius’ ‘No Shape’. If you’ve yet to order the album, here’s a map of U.S. independent retailers who have the clear vinyl edition (as shown below)

You can catch Perfume Genius tonight on CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” at 11:35 eastern / 10:35 central. Colbert’s other guests are Richard Gere and Maria Bamford.

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TOUR DATES
Wednesday, May 10 – Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit MI*
Thursday, May 11 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON*
Friday, May 12 – Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, May 13 – Royale, Boston MA*
Monday, May 15 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC*
Tuesday, May 16 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, May 18 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, May 19 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Saturday, May 20 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA*
Sunday, May 21 – Exit/In, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, May 23 – The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
June 8 – Heaven – London, UK – Tickets
June 9 – AB Club – Brussels BE – Tickets
June 11 – We Love Green Festival – Paris FR – Tickets
June 13 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam NE – Tickets
June 14 – Berghain/Kantine – Berlin DE – Tickets
Friday June 16, Eaux Claires Festival, Eaux Claires, WI
Saturday, July 15 – Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 – Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Tuesday, July 18 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 23 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle WA
August 10-11 – Way Out West – Gothenburg, Sweden
August 11-12 – Haven Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, August 18 – Pukkelpop, Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 – End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* – w/ Serpentwithfeet

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Interpol : ‘Turn On The Bright Lights XV’ Shows in NYC, Los Angeles and Mexico City

In addition to August and September’s European shows marking the 15th anniversary of their landmark 2002 debut album, ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’, Interpol have confirmed the addition of the following dates in New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City :

Saturday, September 23 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium *
Saturday, September 30 – Los Angeles CA – LA State Historic Park *
Tuesday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 18 – Mexico City, MX – Pepsi Center WTC

* with Deerhunter and Battles

The U.S. shows go on sale at the following times :
Los Angeles
FAN CLUB PRE-SALE: Tuesday, May 2 @ 10am PST
PUBLIC ON-SALE: Friday, May 5 @ 10am PST

NYC

FAN CLUB PRE-SALE: Tuesday, May 2 @ 10am EST
PUBLIC ON-SALE: Friday, May 5 @ noon EST

Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino are currently working on new material in New York for the 6th Interpol album, tentatively scheduled for release on Matador sometime in 2018.

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previously announced TOBL XV shows :

Wednesday, August 9 – Prague, CZ – Lucerna Music Bar
Thursday, August 10 – Vienna, AT – Arena
Saturday, August 12 – Buftea, RO – Summer Well Festival
Sunday, August 13 – Belgrade, RS – Belgrade Fortress
Tuesday, August 15 – Budapest, HU – Sziget Festival
Wednesday, August 16 – Munich, DE – Muffathalle
Saturday, August 19 – Luxembourg, LU – Den Atelier
Sunday, August 20 – St. Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock
Tuesday, August 22 – Asolo, IT – AMA Music Festival
Wednesday, August 23 – Milan, IT – Carroponte
Friday, August 25 – Zurich, CH – Zurich Open Air Festival
Sunday, August 27 – Copenhagen, DK – The KoncerthusetTuesday, August 29 – Tilburg, NL – 013
Wednesday, August 30 – Groningen, NL – Oosterpoort
Friday, September 1 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace
Sunday, September 3 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
Tuesday, September 5 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon
Saturday, September 9 – Spain, ES – DCode Festival

Car Seat Headrest – new version of “Unforgiving Girl”, on TBS’ “Conan”

As you might’ve read elsewhere, Car Seat Headrest debuted a new version of ‘Teens Of Denial”s “Unforgiving Girl”, the retitled, “Unforgiving Girl (She’s Not A Single Version)”, this past Tuesday night. You can stream the studio version via Spotify.

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Spoon – “Hot Thoughts”, From Tuesday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

As mentioned earlier, Spoon appeared on Tuesday’s edition of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and performed the titular track from their universally hailed new album, ‘Hot Thoughts’. Remarkably, said broadcast occurred just days after the 20th anniversary of Ellen being on the cover of Time Magazine, and if you’re lucky, there’s a patient older person in your life who can calmly explain what magazines were.

Stream or order ‘Hot Thoughts’

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Today : Spoon On “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Spoon make their first appearance on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” this afternoon at 4pm ; it might even be the band’s first domestic appearance on a major daytime show (the Elias Koteas Sports Bureau’s website is down, otherwise I’d look it up).  Ellen’s other guests today are Carson Daly and Rob Delaney.

(photo by Cambria Harkey)

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Tonight : Car Seat Headrest on TBS’ “Conan”

On the heels of a huge Coachella performance this past Saturday night (see above, photo by Greg Noire), Car Seat Headrest are appearing tonight on TBS’ “Conan” (11pm eastern, 10pm central).   Conan’s other guests this evening are Christina Applegate and Sherri Shepherd.  The TV bookings remain few and far between for David Faustino, but when and if that changes, we’ll do our best to keep you informed.

Spoon – “Hot Thoughts” Video, Mexico City Residency, Fall Dates With The Shins

“Hot Thoughts” (directed by Matt Muir)

Via director Matt Muir, Spoon have released a video for ‘Hot Thoughts’ titular track (see above) a week prior to 3 dates in Mexico City (in bold below). In addition, there’s 4 shows of the enormodome (well, amphitheatre) variety happening in September & October alongside The Shins in Berkeley, San Diego, Phoenix and Denver (tickets on sale this Friday, 10am local time)

Upcoming tour dates :

April 18 – The Imperial, Ciudad De México, Mexico
April 19 – Foro Indierocks!, Atizapán De Zaragoza, Mexico
April 20 – Foro Indierocks!, Atizapán De Zaragoza, Mexico

April 27– Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
April 28 – The Lyric – Oxford, MS
April 29 – Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
May 1 – Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
May 2 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
May 3 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
May 5 – Music Farm – Charleston ,SC
May 6 – Orange Peel, Asheville, NC***
May 7 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
May 9 – Mill and Mine – Knoxville, TN
May 11 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
June 17 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
June 18 – Maifeld Derby Festival, Manheim, Germany
June 19 – Technikum, Munich, Germany
June 22 – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, Norway
June 24 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen South, Denmark
June 27 – Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 – The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 – O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 2 – Main Square Festival, Arras, France
July 3 – Gloria Theatre, Cologne, Germany
July 5 – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 8 – NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
July 14 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 – Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 18 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union, Charlotte, NC*
July 19 – Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA*
July 21 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
July 22 – State Theatre, Portland, ME*
July 23 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC*
July 25 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON**
July 26 – Stage AE – Indoors, Pittsburgh, PA*
July 28 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 29 – BB&T Pavilion (XPoNential Music Festival), Camden NJ
July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD +
August 1 – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI**
August 6 – Hollywood Bowl,& Los Angeles CA
August 20 – Mavericks, Jacksonville, FL
August 23 – Music Farm, Columbia, SC
August 28 – Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
August 30 – Windspear Centre, Edmonton, AB
August 31 – Macewan Hall, Calgary, AB
September 2 – Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, BC
September 5 – Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
September 6 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO
September 11 – Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
September 13 – Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
September 14 – Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI
September 15 – Palace Theater, Saint Paul, MN
September 30 – Greek Theater, Berkeley CA****
October 1 – Cal Coast Credit Union (OAT), San Diego CA****
October 3 – Comerica Theater, Phoenix AZ****
October 5 – Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver CO****
October 17 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
October 20 – Music Farm, Columbia, SC
October 21 – Mavericks, Jacksonville, FL

+ – with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
& – with Belle and Sebastian
* – with the New Pornographers
**- with Cherry Glazerr
*** – with Tennis
**** – with The Shins

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Kurt Vile : EP Vinyl Reissues, New US Dates

Hey, look at us, actually repressing a couple of Kurt Vile EP’s you’ve been trying to acquire for far too long.  On May 19, we’re reissuing the 6-song ‘So Outta Reach’ (2011) on blue vinyl and on the same day, 2010’s ‘Square Shells’ on opaque colored vinyl.  Activate your preorder skills below :

‘So Outta Reach’

‘Square Shells’

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In addition, Kurt’s playing 3 Eastern datesin June including a free show at Portsmouth, NH’s Prescott Park Arts Festival  and a rather intimate show in the town made famous by Howard Stern (and infamous by Homestead Records) Rockville Centre, NY.

Wednesday, June 21 – Portsmouth, NH – Prescott Park Arts Festival
Thursday, June 22 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre (tickets on sale today at noon eastern, password is “prettydaze”)
Friday, June 23 – Rockville Center, NY – Cannon’s Blackthorn

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Steve Gunn – New U.S., Australian Dates


After a rapturously received show Monday night at London’s St. John Church, Steve’s current solo tour of Europe continues this week and is followed by solo U.S. dates in June alongside Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird, followed by full band dates in Australia in July.  Steve’s summer run concludes with west coast band shows with Heron Oblivion and James Elkington.  The new dates are in bold.

Wednesday, April 5 – Holy Trinity – Leeds, UK
Thursday, April 6 – Glee Club, Birmingham, UK
Friday, April 7 – Unitarian Church, Brighton, UK
Saturday, April 8 – Little Waves, Genk, Belgium
Sunday, April 9 – Zonnehuis – Amsterdam, Netherlands (4pm show)
Monday, April 10 – Doopsgezinde Kerk (church) – Utrecht, Netherlands
Tuesday, April 11 – Les Atelier Claus, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday, April 12 – Vooruit (Theater Zaal) – Gent, Belgium
Thursday, April 13 – Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
Friday, April 14 – Le Bourg – Lausanne, Switzerland
Saturday, April 15 – Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Switzerland
Monday, April 17 – Anfiteatro del Venda – Padova, Italy
Tuesday, April 18 – Blackmarket/Unplugged in Monti Series, Rome, Italy
Wednesday, April 19 – St. Edmunds Church, Oslo, Norway
Thursday, April 20 – Tungenes Lighthouse, Randaberg, Norway
Saturday, April 22 – G Livelab, Helsinki, Finland
Sunday, April 23 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tuesday, April 25 – Sidecar, Barcelona, Spain
Wednesday, April 26 – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain
Thursday, April 27 – Moby Dick, Madrid, Spain
Friday, April 28 – El Torgal, Ourense, Spain
Sunday June 11 – The Thing in Spring Festival, Peterborough, NH
Tuesday, June 13 – Broadberry, Richmond VA   (solo)*
Wednesday, June 14 – ArtsCenter, Carrboro NC  (solo)*
Thursday, June 15 – 40 Watt, Athens GA  (solo)*
Friday, June 16 – Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta GA (solo)*
Saturday, June 17 – Saturn, Birmingham AL  (solo)*
Sunday, June 18 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans LA  (solo)*
Monday, June 19 – White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX (solo)*
Tuesday, June 20 – Sons of Herman Hall, Dallas TX (solo)*
Wednesday, June 21 – The North Door, Austin TX  (solo)*
Friday, June 23 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS (solo)*
Saturday, June 24 – The Anchor, Nashville TN (solo)*
Thursday, July 6 – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Friday, July 7 – National Gallery of Victoria (The Great Hall), Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, July 9 – The Junk Bar – Brisbane, QLD
Thursday, July 27 – Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA & #
Friday, July 28 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA & #
Sunday, July 30 – The Space Bar, San Diego CA &
Wednesday, August 2 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA &
Friday, August 4 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
August 5 – 6 – Pickathon Music Festival, Happy Valley OR

* = w/  Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird
# = w/ James Elkington
& = w/ Heron Oblivion

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Coming May 19 : Helium – ‘Ends wIth And’ Compilation, ‘The Dirt Of Luck’ & ‘The Magic City’ Reissues

(“XXX”, directed by David Kleiler)

(photo : Stephen Apicella-Hitchcock)

“Compiling Ends with And has been like stumbling upon a long forgotten time capsule and trying to put the pieces in order. I hadn’t heard most of the songs in a very long time. I pored over hours of unlabeled cassette demos, odd test pressings, and DAT tapes.  A few of the live recordings and bonus tracks were hard to find – I knew that they existed but I had lost copies, but luckily a few kind souls had stored tapes in dusty basements and attics in various parts of the country. It’s good to know that these songs will all be in one place now.”Mary Timony

Trying to describe the creative shadow cast by Mary Timony & Helium is a fun task, but one that’s far better served by Matador FINALLY GETTING AROUND to reissuing 1995’s breakthrough ‘The Dirt Of Luck’ and 1997’s ‘The Magic City’ (coupled with the tracks from the ‘No Guitars’ EP) on LP/digital, plus a 2 LP, 19 song singles & rarities compilation, ‘Ends with And’, featuring 3 previously unreleased demo versions (“Superball”, “Ghost Car”, “Leon’s Space Song”) and one, never-before-heard composition, “Golden Bridge”. Packaging and liner notes to all of the above are pretty killer and whether you’ve been following Helium since their ascent in the Boston scene a couple of decades ago or you’ve more recently found yourself blown away by Mary’s solo work or subsequent stints in Wild Flag and Ex Hex, we’re not-so-quietly confident you need these titles on your turntable and in your head.

Preorder links to ala carte and/or bundled versions of the LP’s can be found below, and there’s an tote bag option as well.

In June, Mary has confirmed a run of East Coast and Midwest dates billed as “Mary Timony plays Helium”, and will feature members of Hospitality (Brian Bettencourt and David Christian) as her rhythm section., Tickets go on-sale tomorrow at noon, March 24th (venue links below).

PRE-ORDER :

‘Ends with And’ (digital preorders come with instant downloads of “XXX” and “Hole In The Ground”)
‘The Dirt Of Luck’
‘The Magic City’

‘Ends with And’ tracklisting :
1. Baby Vampire Made Me
2. XXX
3. OOO
4. Love $$$
5. Lucy
6. Termite Tree
7. Hole In The Ground
8. Magic Box
9. Superball (Demo)
10. What Institution Are You From?
11. Lucky Charm
12. #12 L’Enfant
13. I Am A Witch
14. Ghost Car (Demo)
15. Puffin Stars
16. Leon’s Space Song (Demo)
17. The Dragon #1
18. Fantastic Castle
19. Golden Bridge (Demo)

LISTEN :

“Hole In The Ground” (via your choice of streaming service)

TOUR DATES  – “Mary Timony Plays Helium” :
Tuesday, June 6 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
Wednesday, June 7 – Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, June 8 – Northside Festival – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
Friday, June 9 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
Saturday, June 10 – The Sinclair, Boston, MA
Monday, June 12 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
Tuesday, June 13 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Wednesday, June 14 – Marble Bar, Detroit, MI
Thursday, June 15 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL

*all tickets on sale Friday, March 24th

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