New Spoon North American Dates (On Sale Friday), Apogee Session Airs Today at 11:15am PT

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Before we getting into the goods (tour news), I’m here to remind you to tune into KCRW today at 11:15am PT to catch the band’s Apogee Session. The performance will be streaming WORLDWIDE at http://kcrw.co/2nbCW4o. UPDATE – view the session in full HERE.

Ok, back to the goods – a LARGE amount of new tour dates that will be on sale this Friday at 10am EST – minus Savannah. You can find all confirmed tour dates below.

Upcoming 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 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 19 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
August 20 – Mavericks, Jacksonville, FL
August 22 – Lucas Theater for the Arts, Savannah, GA
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 8 – Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO
September 13 – Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
September 14 – Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI
September 15 – Palace Theater, Saint Paul, MN

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

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Perfume Genius – ‘No Shape’ coming May 5, “Slip Away” Video Premiere Via The Fader

“Slip Away”, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang


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Perfume Genius, nom de poster+wraith of musician Mike Hadreas, will release his fourth album, ‘No Shape’, May 5 on Matador Records. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, produced by Blake Mills, mixed by Shawn Everett.

The video for the first single, “Slip Away,” was directed by longtime Bjork collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang  and is co-presented by The Fader, whose current Perfume Genius cover story is a peek into his mindset upon completing the album in January.

Perfume Genius’s 2014 breakout album ‘Too Bright’—called “awe-inspiring, magnificent” by NPR—marked a musical and performative leap that sounds unlike anything before or since. With his new songs, he goes even further, merging church music, makeout music, R&B, art pop, krautrock, and queer soul into his take on stadium anthems.

Of the album, Hadreas says: “I pay my rent. I’m approaching health. The things that are bothering me personally now are less clear, more confusing. I don’t think I really figured them out with these songs. There’s something freeing about how I don’t have it figured out. Unpacking little morsels, magnifying my discomfort, wading through buried harm, laughing at or digging in to the embarrassing drama of it all. I may never come out the other side but it’s invigorating to try and hopefully, ultimately helpful. I think a lot of them are about trying to be happy in the face of whatever bullshit I created for myself or how horrible everything and everyone is.”

In a bio for the album, writer Choire Sicha says, “God is all around actually and some of these songs are about being equal and some are about the witchcraft of believing. This is church music the same way Prince’s Black Album is — too dirty. It’s femme art pop the way Kate Bush’s The Dreaming is — too scary.”

track listing :

1. Otherside
2. Slip Away
3. Just Like Love
4. Go Ahead
5. Valley
6. Wreath
7. Every Night
8. Choir
9. Die 4 You
10. Sides (feat. Weyes Blood)
11. Braid
12. Run Me Through
13. Alan

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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*
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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Coming March 17 : Spoon’s ‘Hot Thoughts’

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Perhaps it would be unfair to call this the most poorly kept secret in recent memory,  but it’s certainly in the top ten.  On March 17, we’ll releasing the 9th and latest album from Spoon, ‘Hot Thoughts’  in all territories.

’Hot Thoughts’’ is the bravest, most sonically inventive work of Spoon’s career. With all due respect to earlier efforts that have made the quintet both critically acclaimed and a commercial contender, preconceptions about this band are about to be obliterated. That’s not to say ‘Hot Thoughts’ doesn’t have a requisite supply of infectious earworms but there’s a lyrical bent that’s as carnal as it’s crafty, and a newfound sense of sonic exploration that results in the genre-smasher Spoon have flirted with in the past but not fully consummated.

Co-produced by Spoon and Dave Fridmann and reunited with Matador (third time’s the charm), with the crackling, incandescent, multi-dimensional backdrop conjured on ‘Hot Thoughts’, the lines between accessible and experimental become non-factors for once and all. It’s pop as high art, delivered with total confidence and focus.

Following a streak of three consecutive Top 10 albums—’Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga’ (Merge, 2007), ‘Transference’ (Merge, 2010) and ‘They Want My Soul’ (Loma Vista, 2014)–Hot ‘Thoughts’ is nothing short of a masterwork. Within the space of 10 songs, ‘Hot Thoughts’ creates a musical universe of its own, ranging from the kaleidoscopic opening/title track—available to stream here or as an instant download with all pre-orders –through the gargantuan stomp of “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” and ubiquitous wiry hooks of “Can I Sit Next To You” to the bittersweetness of “I Ain’t The One” and beyond.

Having recently previewed ‘Hot Thoughts’ material in a surprise hometown warm-up, Spoon has also confirmed a three-night release week SXSW residency for which the band will resurrect the original Austin venue Emo’s location, currently referred to as “The Main” on March 14, 15 and 16.  Spoon will select a unique line up each night and will stubbornly be referring to the venue as “Eno’s”.

Details on the various vinyl formats can be found below.

Track listing:

1. Hot Thoughts
2. WhisperI’lllistentohearit
3. Do I Have To Talk You Into It
4. First Caress
5. Pink Up
6. Can I Sit Next To You
7. I Ain’t The One
8. Tear It Down
9. Shotgun
10. Us

FORMATS :

– Standard Edition: Black vinyl, available at all retailers as well as via Matador and Spoon’s webstore

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– Limited edition Purple vinyl, exclusive to The Matador Store and Spoon webstores  :

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Green Vinyl version – Exclusive to Matador and Spoon web store orders only. Two Golden Ticket Green Vinyl versions are hidden within the purple pressing. The lucky recipient will win tickets to the nearest Spoon show upon redemption.

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Limited edition Red vinyl, exclusive to all participating independent record stores :

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– CD and Digital (mp3/Audiophile)

South By Southwest Residency at The Main a/k/a Eno’s:

Tuesday, March 14
Wednesday, March 15
Thursday, March 16

2017 TOUR DATES (SO FAR)
Friday, July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid ES
Friday, July 28 – Panorama Festival, New York NY

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Julien Baker – ‘Sprained Ankle’ re-release, “Funeral Pyre” 7″, 2017 Touring

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We’re very thrilled to announce the signing of Memphis, TN-based songwriter Julien Baker. The 21-year-old’s widelyacclaimed 2015 debut album, ‘Sprained Ankle’ (originally released by 6131) is available now digitally, with Matador’s LP and CD reissue available in all territories (save for North America and Australia) on March 17. We’ll be releasing Julien’s next studio album everywhere.

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As premiered earlier this morning via NPR’s “All Songs Considered”, you can hear the previously unreleased “Funeral Pyre”, the A-side for Baker’s new 7”, out on March 17th on Matador*. Only Baker can make a song with such a darkly macabre title so heartbreakingly gorgeous, with her signature hushed-yet-lofty vocals soaring over a quietly finger-picked melody that crescendos into layered, almost-orchestral beauty. The B-side, “Distant Solar System,” is another unheard song from the ‘Sprained Ankle’ sessions.

(* – said 7″ will be included in the international editions of the ‘Sprained Ankle’ LP ; however, the single will be available for stand-alone purchase in North America).

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After extensive touring in 2015 and 2016, Baker shows no signs of slowing down in 2017. Midwestern US audiences can catch her on a short run of dates this winter, which are followed by a lengthy European tour in the spring. The full list of tour dates can be found below :

01/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater w/ Ben Gibbard
01/19 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Ben Gibbard
01/20 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Ben Gibbard
02/17 Davenport, IA @ GAS Feed & Seed Fest
02/18 Champaign, IL @ The Accord w/ Thunder Dreamer
04/22-04/23 N. Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival w/ Avett Brothers, The Shins, Shovels & Rope, Dawes, Lucius, Charles Bradley
05/24 Jena, DE @ Trafo
05/25 Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
05/28 Hamburg, DE @ Aalhaus
05/29 Munster, DE @ Pension Schmidt
05/30 Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
05/31 Munich, DE @ Milla
06/05 London, UK @ Bush Hall
06/06 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
06/09 Porto, PT @ Primavera Sound
06/10 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

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Coming November 11 : Body/Head – ‘No Waves’

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Body/Head, the duo of Kim Gordon (CKM, Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, etc.) and Bill Nace (X.O.4, Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange, etc.) will be releasing their new record, ‘No Waves’, on November 11th. The live record documents a single show (Big Ears Festival in 2014 in Knoxville, TN) from a band renowned for clearing pathways of possibility using great waves of amplification and voice.

Body/Head’s debut release for Matador Records, ‘Coming Apart’, was arguably the heaviest record of 2013 and received with open arms and blown minds across the world. The fact that a record steeped so heavily in non-traditional structures and improvisation could touch so many people was not a surprise to anyone who had seen Body/Head in a live setting. No Waves captures that raw improvisation and harnesses the power into a listening experience of pure, unmediated intensity.

The fire of improvisation is not the fire of the elements. Body/Head deal in electricity, but they exist in the fire of improvisation. As such, they need to play live to sustain themselves. Call it the ontological necessity of a band working heavily with the flow of power (power flowing back and forth between the members of the band, flowing through band and audience, flowing through the mental and material planes, etc). ‘No Waves’, a document of this flow of power, offers a different side of the band they revealed on ‘Coming Apart’. Yes, some of the songs cross over in undefinable ways, but the live foundation of No Waves brings all new energies to the fore. Everything reveals itself in the now.

One of the pleasures of a live record is a chance for the listener to feel the music develop and unfold from a previously known departure point. This experience is magnified with Body/Head due to the improvisatory basis of the band, which encourages new sounds and modes of communication with every show. We hear new vocal melodies developing, new attacks on strings, new clusters of intervals. It is the sound of sound evolving. Listening to No Waves, one can’t help feel that despite the title of their previous record, ‘Coming Apart’, we’re actually hearing Kim and Bill become one. Guitars and vocals flow into each as if played by a single creature. The sound of their evolution causes audiomorphic sensations. Two guitars or eight? Four hands or one? One voice or two?

The live record also plays with orientation via it’s concentration on communication. Which way are you listening to it? Listen once and hear certain forms. Listen to the same part again and you may perceive new forms, like overhearing a game of telephone. With ‘No Waves’, Body/Head adds a document to the library of classic live records that never exhaust themselves no matter how many times they are listened to. Musicians and groups such as Albert Ayler, High Rise, Van Morrison, Rudolph Grey, Bill Evens, Swans, etc. knew the unique possibilities of a live record that invites participation from the listener. It’s the beauty of a path cleared at the moment it was recorded and for every moment to come. It’s Body/Head doing what they do best – making the listener smile as they participate with the band in joyous, creative time. The Élan vital never rocked so hard.
– Ben Chasny

PREORDER ‘No Waves’ from Matador and other beloved physical/digital outlets. Orders via Kung Fu feature a t-shirt/LP or CD bundle.

TOUR DATES
Thursday, November 10 – Ottobar, Baltimore MD

Friday, November 11 –PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA

Saturday, November 12 – National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY

Thursday, November 17 – Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles CA

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An Announcement Regarding Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Denial’

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We were so inspired by Radiohead and Beyoncé’s recent success with surprise albums outta-the-blue that we decided to do the REVERSE with Car Seat Headrest’s hotly anticipated ‘Teens Of Denial’ ; instead, we’re pulling the LP and CD versions from circulation on the eve of the album’s release.

OK, sorry, that’s actually not what’s going on. The real story is a little more complicated. We’d love to blame it on someone else, but for once, we can’t. Please read Will Toledo’s comments below. Thanks – Gerard)

=/\=/\=TEENS OF DENIAL MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT=\/=\/=

Life happens and sometimes not in ideal ways. If you’ve heard anything about the new album, then you’re probably aware that one of its songs made use of The Cars song “Just What I Needed”. Now, obviously, when we called the record ‘done’ and sent it off to be printed, we were working in full confidence that we had the legal side of it all worked out. We found out last week that this was not the case. I’m not going to get into the nitty-gritty of email chains and invested parties; suffice it to say that Matador (and I) were neither pulling a Banksy nor operating in ignorance of the law, but that we truly believed we had the issue resolved months ago, until last week.

As you may have heard, vinyl is being pulled from stores right now. There’s a total recall out, and all copies with the original version of the song will be destroyed. Nevertheless, Teens of Denial WILL COME OUT ON MAY 20TH, at least digitally. I spent the last 48 hours working on an alternate cut of the track, which is now called “Not What I Needed”. It’s not merely an edit – it is its own thing, about half a minute longer than the original track, and goes in a much different direction. Honestly, despite the apparent clusterfuck, I had fun doing it, and I think it’s a stronger song now. In any case I’ve grown up accustomed to working on an album right up to its drop date, so this is not a freak-out scenario for me. The album is going to come out on time and it’s going to be good.

The physical release will not come out on time, obviously. We’ll likely see a street date of sometime in July. I’m very sorry to everyone who was anticipating a preorder (it does sound GREAT on vinyl). It will be in your hands eventually. But it was very important to me that we keep the digital release for May. We’ve all been waiting long enough. Most of my music only exists online anyways, so it makes sense that this album should start the same way.

Thanks for your continued support, and I am very excited for this fucking record to come out already.

Official Statement from Matador Records :

The release date for the Car Seat Headrest album “Teens Of Denial” has been pushed back from May 20 to later in the summer due to a recall of physical product, so that a song containing elements of a composition by Ric Ocasek could be removed and replaced. Matador had negotiated for al icense in good faith months ago, only to be told last week that the publisher involved was not authorized to complete the license in the United States, and that Ric Ocasek preferred that his work not be included in the song. Matador regrets that it was not informed of this much earlier, and has made changes to respect Mr. Ocasek’s wishes.

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

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“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
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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

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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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Coming March 18 : HÆLOS – ‘Full Circle’

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On March 18, Matador will be releasing the long-awaited debut album from London trio HÆLOS, ‘Full Circle’. Preorder details can be found below.

Every generation has their own version of the blues, music that captures a sense of melancholia and provides a sonic reflecting pool for young lovers, old souls, and the eternally heartbroken. For their darkly shaded and radiant debut album Full Circle, HAELOS have found their blues where others go to find pure, uncut joy: the dancefloor. 

The London trio’s version of a night out is a million miles away from mirror balls and sweaty bodies, their rippling electronic pop conjuring the exhilarating privacy of a cavernous club’s dark pockets and the introspective comedowns that accompany rainy 5 a.m. cab rides.  “It’s the music you put on after the club,” Lotti Benardout, who shares vocal duties with her other bandmates, states. “You can still feel that energy and euphoria, but it might bring you back to reflect on certain moments or memories.” 

The three bandmates decided to collaborate having been working on separate projects. Arthur Delaney and Dom Goldsmith had been working on material under the working title of HÆLOS; Lotti had been writing with Dom who was producing an EP for her at the time. The nocturnal, throbbing “Dust” was the first finished work to come from the trio’s newly formed union; over the course of the following year, the rest of Full Circle’s shadowy sounds came together. “When you don’t know people that well, you can look back at things and retell your story,” Benardout speaks on HAELOS’ ability to mature from relative strangers into a cohesive musical unit. “It’s new again. There’s something quite cathartic about it.” 
 
Catharsis is, indeed, the name of Full Circle’s game, an embodiment of a sound that has been referred to as “dark euphoria”. Throughout the album, HÆLOS reconstruct the firmament of dance sounds past and present to construct an exquisitely elegiac mood that retains a sense of presence as it conveys the pain of emotional distance. Every moment of uneasy reflection is matched by quiet explosions—Delaney’s forceful shouts over yo-yo synths on Full Circle’s title track, Benardout’s layered pleas over Goldsmith’s cascading drum breaks on “Pray,” and the soaring “Separate Lives,” which hollows out drum’n’bass’ propulsive patter to form an atmosphere that’s as gently disruptive as it is emotionally nourishing. Throughout the album’s loudest and most peaceful moments alike, Full Circle retains a pristine intimacy thanks to Goldsmith’s keen ear for behind-the-boards magic; his touch gives the album a hermetic feel that stays with you long after it ends. 

We’re living in a time where the struggle to make human connections is hampered by our inability to unplug, and so Full Circle is a glorious, gorgeous contradiction of sorts: emotional pop that perfectly captures ageless emotional conundrums, featuring music that could only be made in the present day. “We all have a shared human experience,” opines Delaney, HAELOS’ main lyrical contributor. “As much as we try to run away from feelings with all the distractions around us, they always follow us around. They’re a constant thing that unites us all.” And so Full Circle is the sound of three individuals finding common ground, for themselves and for anyone who’s ever believed that it’s impossible to move your body without listening to your own heart.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Intro/Spectrum
02. Pray
03. Dust
04. Full Circle
05. Earth Not Above
06. Oracle
07. Alone
08. Separate Lives
09. Sacred
10. Cloud Nine
11. Pale

Preorder ‘Full Circle’ from the following :

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iTunes: (“Oracle” ,”Pray”, “Earth Not Above” and “Dust” all available instantly)
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HÆLOS live

January 15 – Gronigen NE, Eurosonic Festival
January 22 San Francisco CA Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
January 26 Los Angeles CA The Roxy
January 27 Seattle WA – Sunset Tavern
March 15-20, Austin TX South By Southwest
March 29 New York NY Mercury Lounge
March 30 Brooklyn NY , Baby’s Alright
April 15 Indio CA, Coachella
April 22 Indio CA, Coachella

HÆLOS online :

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Coming Soon : the deluxe edition of Spoon’s ‘Gimme Fiction’


News flash for our friends beyond North America : Spoon’s classic ‘Gimme Fiction’ celebrates its 10th anniversary with a deluxe limited-edition version on 180g double-LP, double-CD, released on Matador in early 2016 (Merge‘s domestic version will be available on December 11, as will Matador’s digital download version). The reissue (released by Merge in 2005 and licensed/simultaneously released by Matador for territories outside of North America) contains the original album newly-remastered by Howie Weinberg from the original tapes, a second disc with 12 previously unreleased demos from the era, a digital download of nine additional bonus tracks, and a full-color book containing photos and an extensive oral history of the making of the album by The A.V. Club’s Sean O’Neal. The deluxe LP package will also include a 24″ x 36″ poster and a digital download of all songs.

(photo by Tom Hines)

‘Gimme Fiction’ dragged the sonic pointillism of Kill the Moonlight further into dub-influenced weirdness as the increasingly confident Spoon went crazy in the studio, experimenting with everything from warped hip-hop samples to horse whinnies. Whatever digging or strange alchemy had to go into it, they only produced more gold.

‘Gimme Fiction’ deserves special recognition as the album where Spoon took creative and stylistic quantum leaps that resulted in classics “I Turn My Camera On,” “The Beast And Dragon Adored,” “My Mathematical Mind,” “I Summon You” and so many more. 10 years later, ‘Gimme Fiction’ gets the deluxe vinyl release it so richly deserves.

Listen to and share the demo version of “Was It You?” and experience the oral history of ‘Gimme Fiction’ via the band’s Tumblr, which includes videos, excerpts, and images from the album’s creation and campaign.

Preorder ‘Gimme Fiction’ on LP or CD
Preorder from iTunes

(* – North American orders via Merge or direct from Spoon )

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

(photo by Dave Ma)

“Pray”

“Dust”

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

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

Both videos were directed by Jesse John Jenkins.

Order the ‘Earth Not Above’ EP from the following :

Matador
Rough Trade / Piccadilly / Jumbo

Upcoming dates :

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

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

“The Answer” – directed by Giorgio Testi at Pulse

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

(photo by Colin Lane)

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

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

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

preorder ‘ Adore Life’ from the following with “The Answer” available instantly

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
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VIDEO : EMA – “Active Shooter”

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

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

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

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

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

got no right to end a life

Lyrics by EMA. Music by Alexandra Atnif and EMA

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

New Hive

VIDEO : Majical Cloudz – “Downtown”

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

Majical Cloudz on tour :

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

Preorder ‘Are You Alone?’ from The Matador Store, iTunes or Amazon.

Majical Cloudz online :
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VIDEO : Car Seat Headrest – “Times To Die”

(photo by Chona Kasinger)

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

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

preorder ‘Teens Of Style’ from the following :

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Car Seat Headrest at CMJ

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

November / December tour

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

* w/ NE-HI

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VIDEO : Algiers – “And When You Fall”

“The video focuses, albeit abstractly, on the idea of observation and surveillance in our society particularly in our cities via the relentless and invasive accumulation of information… The video takes reference from the step and repeat edits seen in Ernie Gehr’s ‘Serene Velocity,’ abstract streets scenes as observed by Peter Hutton’s ‘New York Portraits’ and the erratic patterns in Len Lye’s film ‘Free Radicals’ while also leaning towards the pace of Cabaret Voltaire’s 80’s video output.”

With Algiers’ current tour continuing at LA’s Roxy this evening, here’s the 4th video from Algiers’ widely acclaimed self-titled debut, the Lamb & Sea directed “And When You Fall”.

Algiers on tour :

Monday September 28: The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood CA#
Wednesday September 30: The Independent, San Francisco CA#
Friday October 2: Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT#
Saturday October 3: Larimer Lounge, Denver CO#
Monday October 5: Firebird, St. Louis MO#
Tuesday October 6: The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL#&
Wednesday October 7: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland OH
Thursday October 8: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Friday October 9: Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal QC
Sunday October 11: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY#

* w/ Dark Blue
# w/ Bambara
& w/ ONO

Tuesday, October 27 – Loppen, Copenhagen DK*

Thursday, October 29 – Strom, Munich, DE

Friday, October 30 – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, DE

Saturday, October 31 – Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin, DE

Sunday, November 1 – Motolow, Hamberg, DE

Monday, November 2 – Gebaude 9, Cologne, DE

Tuesday, November 3 – Beautes Soniques Festival, Namar, BE

Wednesday, November 4 – AB Club, Brussels, BE

Friday, November 6 – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, UK

Saturday, November 7 – Gulliver’s, Manchester, UK

Sunday, November 8 – The Hope, Brighton, UK

Monday, November 9 – The Lexington, London, UK

Tuesday, November 11 – Les Inrocks, Paris, FR

Wednesday, November 12 – Festival Les Indisciplines, Lorient, FR

Thursday, November 13 – La Cartonnerie, Reims, FR FREE SHOW
Friday, November 14 – Sonic Visions Festival, Luxembourg

Sunday, November 16 – La Coope, Cermont Ferrand, FR

Monday, November 17 – Le Ninkasi Cafe, Lyon, FR FREE SHOW
Wednesday, November 19 – Frion, Fribourg, CH

Thursday, November 20 – Palace, St Gallen, CH

*** W/ Girl Band

 

order ‘Algiers’ direct from the Matador Store* on LP, CD or either with a t-shirt bundle, or prefer from one of the digital outlets below :

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

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(photo by Ren Photographie)

HÆLOS – “Earth Not Above” Video Premiere, New Dates Announced

Following the recent release of their “Earth Not Above” 12” EP, HÆLOS now present their first video for title track ‘Earth Not Above’, which premiered earlier today via The Fader. Filmed by Jesse Jenkins, the video marks the first installment from a trilogy to come from the London trio.

Whilst currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album, HÆLOS are touring this Autumn, today announcing a pair of headline UK dates at Manchester’s Night & Day on 26th October and The Laundry in London on 27th October. Ahead of these headline dates the band support TV On The Radio at London’s Roundhouse on the 30th + 31st August. See all upcoming tour dates below.

Saturday, August, 22 – Dockville Festival, Hamburg, DE
Saturday, August, 29 – Tetley Art Gallery, Leeds UK
Saturday, August, 30 – Roundhouse, London UK*
Monday, August, 31 – Roundhouse, London UK*
Friday, September, 4 – Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland Island, NE
Sunday, September, 6 – Festival No. 6, Portmeririon, UK
Monday, October, 26 – Night & Day, Manchester, UK
Tuesday, October, 27 – The Laundry, London, UK
October, 29 – Pitchfork Festival Paris, Paris FR
November, 7 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Auditorium Shores, Austin TX

Order ‘Earth Not Above’ via the following :

Matador
Rough Trade / Piccadilly / Jumbo

HÆLOS online :
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Savages : New Album Trailer

Words written by Phyllis Rose from Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker In Her Time and spoken by Henry Rollins
Footage shot in January 2016 during Savages’ NYC residency

Savages on tour

Thursday, August 20 – Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
Friday, August 21 – The Sayers Club, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 22 – FYF Fest, LA Historic State Park, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, August 23 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
Tuesday, August 25 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, August 26 – The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
Friday, September 4 – Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland, Netherlands
Friday, September 11 – La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Lausanne, Switzerland
Friday, October 23 – Saturday, October 24 – Simple Things Festival, Bristol, UK

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Majical Cloudz – ‘Are You Alone?’ Coming October 16, “Silver Car Crash” Premiere

(photo by Sarah O’Driscoll)

In 2013, the Canadian musical-performance art project Majical Cloudz released Impersonator via label Matador, garnering global praise as one of the year’s best albums. Since then, principle writer and vocalist Devon Welsh has been fastidiously crafting the band’s second studio album, while simultaneously touring the world with producer Matthew Otto. Today, Majical Cloudz announce their anticipated sophomore LP, ‘Are You Alone?’, arriving in-stores and online around the world on October 16th.

Building off a solidly-laid visual and sonic foundation, the narrative remains – simple yet emotionally forthcoming lyrics showcasing raw vulnerability, backed by sparse instrumentation and minimalist production. Welsh delivers melancholic but melody driven vocals echoing off elemental tones, praising love and friendship, commiserating over heartbreak and sadness. Written and recorded between Montreal and Detroit, it comes as no surprise that Welsh and Otto have created another soulful novella, continuing to contribute to the evolution of sound in pop, indie, and electronic music.

This morning, Majical Cloudz are sharing the first single off of ‘Are You Alone?’, “Silver Car Crash”,

TRACKLISTING:
1. Disappeared
2. Control
3. Are You Alone?
4. So Blue
5. Heavy
6. Silver Car Crash
7. Change
8. If You’re Lonely
9. Downtown
10. Easier Said Than Done
11. Game Show
12. Call On Me

Preorder ‘Are You Alone?’ from The Matador Store, iTunes or Amazon.

Majical Cloudz online :
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VIDEO : Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin”, From ‘b’lieve i’m goin down… ‘ (Coming September 25)

(photo by Marina Chavez)

“Pretty Pimpin“, directed by Daniel Henry

Having been the subject and willing conspirator of many intentional lies planted in Sonic Youth bios over the years, I know first hand the way album lore can bend reality to its truth. After the infamous Byron Coley originated the SY “Trilogy” myth in the Murray Street bio, we had no choice but to fulfill those expectations with Sonic Nurse. “Why did you decide to make a trilogy?” was always the first question asked in interviews around that time.

But this is Kurt Vile’s bio, and I wont do that to him. Anyway, Kurt does his own myth making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air.  Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, b’lieve i’m goin down… is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history (“valley of ashes”) of woody honest strait forward talk guthrie, and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape. The record is all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of singer songwriter upcycling. In Kurt’s words, “I wanted to get back into the habit of writing a sad song on my couch, with nobody waiting on me. I really wanted it to sound like it’s on my couch — not in a lo-fi way, just more unguarded and vulnerable.”

For a record that plays like a cohesive acoustic experience, its musicality marks Kurt’s departure from an electric guitar experience to include a range of instrumentation with a large group of players. From the banjo he plays on “I’m an Outlaw” to the piano and lapsteel on “Life Like This,” and the myriad other instruments on other songs, including farfisa, resonator, arps, horns and synth, one never thinks about what exactly yr listening to as it all serves the song.

The heart of the record is “Stand Inside.” The music is quiet and the melody, like a hymn, folds in on itself, and embraces full strength in a sexy, floating forcelessness that slowly gathers into a wave that doesn’t go where you think it will or rather gives in to itself and celebrates a man willing to be defined by a woman and his love for her as witness to each other’s lives… Don’t stand by my side, stand inside gives up roleplaying for true exposure and vulnerability.

It’s a weird, accepting, mature record, acknowledging the inherent immaturity of being a person whether father, husband, partner, adult, musician, not perfect, but compelling for its understanding … that’s life though so sad to say… I love this record,
b’lieve i’m goin down.

Kim Gordon

TRACK LISTING – b’lieve i’m goin down…
1.Pretty Pimpin
2.I’m an Outlaw
3.Dust Bunnies
4.That’s Life, tho (almost hate to say)
5.Wheelhouse
6.Life Like This
7.All in a Daze Work
8.Lost my Head there
9.Stand Inside
10.Bad Omens
11.Kidding Around
12.Wild Imagination

b’lieve i’m goin down… is available on standard CD and double LP. A limited-edition triple LP expanded version, b’lieve i’m goin (deep) down…, features 6 bonus tracks.
iTunes and Amazon MP3 pre-orders both have an instant grat download of “Pretty Pimpin,” as well as two pre-order-only bonus tracks that disappear on release: “b’lieve i’m goin down” and “bad omens (no faders)”

Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_down
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downi
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downa
Kurt’s Store: https://kurtvile.merchtable.com/
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_dwng
Streaming: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downs

Friday October 2 Boston, MA – The Paradise * #
Saturday October 3 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 4 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
Wednesday October 7 New York, NY – Webster Hall * #
Thursday October 8 Washington DC – 9:30 Club * #
Friday October 9 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer * #
Saturday October 10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 11 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Wednesday October 14 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater %
Friday October 16 San Francisco, CA – Filmore %
Saturday October 17 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %
Sunday October 18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox %
Wednesday October 21 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights * #
Friday October 23 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall * #
Saturday October 24 Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall * #
Sunday October 25 Toronoto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre * #

Friday October 30 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival

Saturday October 31 Amsterdam, NL – London Calling @ Paradiso *
Sunday November 1 Brussel, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ AB-Box *
Tuesday November 3 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich *
Wednesday November 4 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Thursday November 5 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark – Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany – Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK – Electric Ballroom*
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK – Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR – Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK – ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain – Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *

* – with Waxahatchee
# – with Luke Roberts
% – with Cass McCombs and Heron Oblivion

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
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