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.

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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.

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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’

(photo by @sophietajravimiles)

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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OUT TODAY : Spoon’s ‘Hot Thoughts’

(photo by Debi del Grand)

On the heels of last week’s national TV appearances and the past 3 nights at the former Emo’s building, re-dubbed “Eno’s” for the occasion, Spoon commemorate today’s release of their insanely well-reviewed ‘Hot Thoughts’ with an appearance in the parking lot of Austin’s Waterloo Records at 6pm. After that, a sick global touring run commences (see below) and if this week’s gigs are any measure, you’re gonna see a band at the absolute peak of their powers. A few of us have spent a VERY LONG TIME following this band and it’s no hype job whatsoever to say that in 2017, Spoon not only still have the capacity to stun & surprise, they might only just be getting started.

tour dates :

March 23rd – Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
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 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 28 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 29 – BB&T Pavilion (XPoNential Music Festival), Camden NJ
July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD **
August 6 – Hollywood Bowl*, Los Angeles CA
September 8 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO

** – with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
* – with Belle and Sebastian

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Out Today : Julien Baker – “Funeral Pyre” 7″ and ‘Sprained Ankle’ LP/CD European re-release

(photo by Nolan Knight)

Just a reminder that today (March 17) marks the re-release of Julien Baker’s amazing ‘Sprained Ankle’ LP/CD (in all territories save for North America and Australia) along with the new “Funeral Pyre” b/w “Distant Solar Systems” 7″ here in the USA and Canada (said 7″ is included in the international LP editions of ‘Sprained Ankle’ and can be streamed or downloaded everywhere). Julien’s got an ambitious tour schedule for the rest of the year with shows both enormo and intimate ; details can be found below.

Friday, March 31 – Calvin College (Festival of Faith and Music), Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, April 7 – State Theatre, Ithaca, NY
Saturday, April 8 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA ^
Sunday, April 9 – The National, Richmond, VA ^
Tuesday, April 11 – Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA ^
Wednesday, April 12 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN ^
Friday, April 14 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA ^ SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 15 – College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT ^
Monday, April 17 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY ^ SOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 18 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY ^
Wednesday, April 19 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY ^ SOLD OUT
Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23 – High Water Festival, N. Charleston, SC
Saturday, May 13 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles &
Wednesday, May 24 – Trafo, Jena, DE
Thursday, May 25 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE
Friday, May 26 – Immergut Festival, Neustrelitz, DE
Sunday, May 28 – Aalhaus, Hamburg, DE
Monday, May 29 – Pension Schmidt, Munster, DE
Tuesday, May 30 – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, DE
Wednesday, May 31 – Milla, Munich, DE
Friday, June 2 – Moers Festival, Moers, DE
Monday, June 5 – Bush Hall, London, UK
Tuesday, June 6 – Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
Friday, June 9 – Primavera Sound, Porto, PT
Saturday, June 10 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
July 27 – Sony Centre, Toronto, ON*
August 15 – Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN*
August 16 – Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville, KY
August 17 – Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL *
November 10 – Union Chapel, London, UK

! w/ Avett Brothers, The Shins, Shovels & Rope, Dawes, Lucius, Charles Bradley
^ w/ The Decemberists
& w/ Connor Oberst
* w/ Belle and Sebastian

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Saturday : Yo La Tengo In Covers-4-Cash Mode To Benefit WFMU

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This Saturday afternoon, in what’s become an annual March tradition even more cherished than boring the fuck out of strangers with talk of “brackets” and feeble excuses why SXSW prevented you from doing your goddamn day job, Yo La Tengo will return to the studios of Jersey City’s WFMU — a broadcaster recently deemed by one member of label ownership, “kind of ok, if you’re into that sort of thing” — and will attempt to perform the cover songs of your choice for a donation of $100.

Ira, Georgia and James will invade the 3pm-6pm eastern time-slot occupied by Todd-o-phonic Todd (a dj so unique, when they made him, they broke the mold) to accept your challenge(s). The program will co-hosted by Gaylord Field (a dj so unique, when they made him, they broke the mold-maker). Funds raised from this endeavor and the rest of WFMU’s march marathon will enable Todd to interview AC/DC’s Phil Rudd the following Saturday, perhaps gleaning some insight into the drummer’s much-publicized legal troubles (I’M NOT MAKING ONE WORD OF THIS UP). Thank you.

Spoon – “I Ain’t The One” debut on “The Late Late Show”, Rough Trade NYC Listening Party Tonight

This past Thursday night on CBS’ “The Late Late Show With James Corden”, Spoon debuted “I Ain’t The One” from the forthcoming ‘Hot Thoughts’. There were also appearances by John Goodman, a sloth and Chris Lombardi, not necessarily in that order, but we are only allowed to share a clip of the Spoon appearance (above).

Tonight at Rough Trade NYC, (64 N. 9th Street), you can pre-order the clear vinyl version of ‘Hot Thoughts’ and listen to the full album 4 days early in the comfort of the SONOS Listening Room. There’s artwork on display by Christine Messersmith, free snacks, and a chance to win other, as yet unspecified prizes (which is not to say the snacks aren’t going to be overwhelming)

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Tonight : Spoon On ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Is the above headline self-explanatory enough? If not, our society is surely doomed! As we’re a mere 9 days away from the release of Spoon’s ‘Hot Thoughts’, catch the band tonight via the glories of terrestrial television as they appear alongside fellow cultural mavens Brie Larson and Kal Penn on the American Broadcasting Company’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.

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Spoon – “Can I Sit Next To You” Video Premiere, New US & Germany Dates



(Photo by Zachery Michael)

Earlier today, Apple Music’s Beats 1 and Zane Lowe premiered the second track from Spoon’s forthcoming album, ‘Hot Thoughts’, “Can I Sit Next To You” . The accompanying video, directed by directed by Marcel Dzama, can be viewed above.

In addition, a number of U.S. and Germny tour dates have just been added below, with tickets on sale February 24 at 10am.

Stream or preorder ‘Hot Thoughts’ (digital preorders receive “Can I Sit Next To You” and “Hot Thoughts” instantly)
Stream “Can I Sit Next To You”

Upcoming shows (new dates in bold) :

February 27 – 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
March 6 – The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
March 14 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 15 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 16 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 23rd – Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
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 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 27 – Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 – The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 – O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 14 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 – Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 28 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD **
August 6 – Hollywood Bowl*, Los Angeles CA
September 8 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO

** – with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
* – with Belle and Sebastian

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Spoon : ‘Hot Thoughts’ Aura Reader, New Shows In Rooms Enormous + Otherwise

(photo by Zachary Michael)

Coinciding with more new shows being announced (including a February 27 show at London’s historic 100 Club and massive co-headlining appearances with Belle and Sebastian at the Hollywood Bowl and Merriweather Post Pavillion), the advance campaign for Spoon’s forthcoming ‘Hot Thoughts’ album (out March 17) takes a turn for the unexpected with the launch of the ‘Hot Thoughts’ Aura Reader app.

Perhaps you’re saying to yourself, “doesn’t this sound a bit Peter Lemonmoodring?” and you’d be right. However, we’re sure you’ll find the experience far more rewarding. When you create a Spoon Spotify playlist, the Aura Reader analyzes that playlist, then creates a individualized version of the ‘Hot Thoughts’ album cover with different colors in the artwork’s signature watercolor skull, creating a reflection of each fan’s own… (SAFE FOR WORK) Hot Thoughts.

The customized ‘Hot Thoughts’ skulls can then be used by as avatars on Twitter, Instagram, and various other social media. Because we’re ALL ABOUT SKULLS .

the Spoon Hot Thoughts Aura Reader,

Step 1: Log in to Spotify and make a playlist that describes yourself in 10 Spoon songs.

Step 2: Connect your Spotify account to the aura reader so we can analyze your playlist.

Step 3: Share your results on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else you choose.

Upcoming shows :

February 27 – 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
March 6 – The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
March 14 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 15 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 16 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 23rd – Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
June 27 – Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 – The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 – O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 14 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 – Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 28 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD **
August 6 – Hollywood Bowl*, Los Angeles CA

** – with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
* – with Belle and Sebastian

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Perfume Genius – Spring/Summer North American Dates

While there’s another rather huge bit of news to share in the near future, today we can confirm a number of May and July headlining dates for Perfume Genius, with support from Serpentwithfeet. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED
Saturday, March 11 – Marfa Myths, Marfa TX%

NEW 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*
Friday June 16-Saturdauy June 17, 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
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 – End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* – w/ Serpentwithfeet
% collaboration with Weyes Blood

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Steve Gunn : Two Smiths Covers for Aquarium Drunkard’s Laginappe Sessions

Earlier this morning, Aquarium Drunkard premiered a pair of Smiths covers from Steve Gunn, “The Night Has Opened My Eyes” and “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle”.  You can stream both here.

Steve’s got a solo tour of Europe starting April 3, but he’s also taking part in a February 25 benefit for Bruce Langhorne at Brooklyn Music School alongside Alan Licht, Steve Shelley, Dylan Aycock, Loren Mazzacane Connors and many more.  All of the above plus Tom Carter, Susan Alcorn, Lee Ranaldo, Nathan Bowles, Chris Corsano, Tim Rutilli, John Fahey, Daniel Bachman and many more can be heard on Scissor Tail’s new 2 CD compilation, ‘The Hired Hands : A Tribute To Bruce Langhorne’.

Tour dates :
Monday, April 3 – St John Church, London, UK
Tuesday, April 4 – Louisiana,  Bristol, UK
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

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Lucy Dacus U.S. Tour Starts Today

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Lucy Dacus and band kick off a couple of weeks of shows in support of Hamilton Leithauser tonight in Cambridge, MA (see below) . There’s a number of charities Lucy’s raising money for at the merch table throughout the tour ; here’s the full list –

2/8: Cambridge- Rosie’s Place
2/9: Philadelphia – Books Through Bars
2/10: Millvale – The Women and Girls Foundation
2/11: Columbus – Youth Advocate Services
2/13: Toronto – Concord Refugee Sponsorship Group
2/15: Chicago – Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
2/16: St. Paul- CAIR-Minnesota (CAIR-MN)
2/17: Madison – Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
2/18: Louisville – Family Scholar House
2/19: Nashville – Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp
2/21: Carrboro – Volunteers for Youth
2/22: Washington – Sitar Arts Center
2/23: Brooklyn – Sylvia Rivera Law Project
2/24: Brooklyn – New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
2/25: New YorkC – Islamic Relief USA (http://irusa.org/)

TOUR DATES
Wednesday, February 8,The Sinclair, Cambridge MA*
Thursday, February 9, Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA* SOLD OUT
Friday, February 10, Mr. Smalls, Milvale PA*
Saturday, February 11, Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH*
Monday, February 13, The Opera House, Toronto ON* SOLD OUT
Wednesday, February 13, 2/15 Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL* SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 16  2/16 Turf Club, St. Paul MN*  SOLD OUT
Friday, February 17, High Noon Saloon, Madison WI*
Saturday, February 18, Zanzabar, Louisville KY* SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 19, 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, February 21, Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Wednesday, February 22, Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington DC* SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 23 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY* SOLD OUT
Friday, February 24 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY* SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 25 The Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan NY* SOLD OUT

May 26-28, Boston Calling, Boston MA
June 8-11, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester TN
July 14-16, The Forecastle, Louisville KY

* – w/ Hamilton Leithauser

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Interpol – ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ 15th Anniversary European Tour

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Interpol have confirmed a series of summer and autumn shows to mark the 15th anniversary of their landmark debut album, 2002’s ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ ; they’ll be playing ‘TOTBL’ from front to back starting August 9 in Prague. There’s no North American dates for this one, but thanks for asking!

Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino are currently working on new material for a new album, tentatively scheduled for release via Matador in 2018.

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

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FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO COCKFIGHT : NEW CHAVEZ EP OUT TODAY

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We can’t rightfully call it “decades in the making”. After all, the ‘Cockfighters’ EP has only been at the pressing plant a few months, and said facilities get far too much criticism from laypersons and record company creeps these days, as is. The important thing is that we’re on the precipice of rock history as once again, Clay, Matt, Scott and James have convened (albeit briefly) to remind us their collective skill-set is as unbeatable in 2017 as it was, well, whenever you first heard Chavez. The 12″ EP is out today and is available for physical purchase, download or streaming.

If you’re in NYC, Matt Sweeney and Dave “Ferd” Ferguson will be performing a brief set in the basement of Max Fish at around 8pm. They’ll be giving away copies of ‘Cockfighters’ as well, though not very many. We’re not made of free records (and neither are they), though I’m told we’re mostly water. This doesn’t sound right at all. What’s with all the hair and skin?

TRACK LISTING:
1. The Singer Lied
2. Blank In The Blaze
3. The Bully Boys

2017 TOUR DATES:
YOU WISH