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VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age – “Smooth Sailing” + New Tour Dates

By The Management on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

(Editor’s note : if prime spots at Coachella, Primavera and headlining the Reading and Leeds Festivals aren’t enough, QOTSA have thrown a video-of-the-year contender into the mix with the new “Smooth Sailing” clip (above). Some have called it a cautionary tale about karaoke as a gateway to all kinds of bad stuff, and since I’m in bed by 9pm every night, I’m just gonna treat this like a very, very short, albeit intense documentary. Enjoy the press release below! – GC)

QUEENS OF THE STONE RELEASE DRINKINGEST, DRUGGIEST, DEATHIEST MINI-MOVIE TO DATE
FALL SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR, SUMMER NORTHEAST & CANADA DATES CONFIRMED

Having returned from a triumphant co-headlining Australia/New Zealand jaunt with NIN, Queens Of The Stone Age have wasted no time in teaming with director Hiro Murai (Childish Gambino, St. Vincent) for the just unveiled cinematic mini-epic for “Smooth Sailing,” the latest single from the hailed, hailed and more hailed international #1 album … Like Clockwork.

The definitely NSFW “Smooth Sailing” follows QOTSA’s Joshua Homme and cohorts on a delirious adventure that blossoms from garden variety drunken shenanigans to possibly the most nightmarishly accurate live action interpretation of a QOTSA song to date, lending a new meaning to 3-D musical cinema—that is, it turns the 3 D’s into Drinking, Drugs and Death.

“Smooth Sailing” can be seen  here.

(NOTE : if the YouTube version is blocked in your territory, try this)

In addition to newly announced dates in Montreal, Bangor ME, Port Chester NY and Philadelphia, Queens Of The Stone Age have begun to confirm details of a South America tour for this fall, including stops in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay. For further information, ticketing etc., as always, go to qotsa.com/live

North American, European and South American dates after the jump : (more…)

EMA : ‘The Future’s Void’ Streaming via NPR’s “First Listen” / Free Brooklyn Show Details

By Gerard on Monday, March 31st, 2014

“Blending the expansive vision of speculative fiction with the often personal approach of gender-troubling indie rock, The Future’s Void is not so much a concept record as a sonic alternate universe through which many elements float, some familiar and some weird. Musically, it blends the digital and analog in uncanny ways that unsettle any one interpretation.” That’s Ann Powers’ take on EMA’s ‘The Future’s Void’, and 8 days in advance of the North American release of said LP/CD/digital album, NPR’s “First Listen” is streaming the full album here.

As mentioned in this space last week , EMA will be playing Union Pool on Friday, April 11.  The only way to obtain a ticket is by purchasing  ‘The Future’s Void’ at one of the following NYC record stores starting Tuesday, April 8 :

Other Music
Rough Trade
Permanent
Academy

The Future’s Void is available for preorder on CD, Cassette and LP (limited edition lavender vinyl), and there’s a shirt bundle, too.

http://www.thefuturesvoid.net
https://twitter.com/EMAthorstar
http://instagram.com/_ema_usa_#
http://emathefuturesvoid.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/cameouttanowhere

EMA – “3Jane” Track Premiere, Union Pool Show On April 11.

By Gerard on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

(photo credit : Erika M. Anderson / Leif Shackelford)

In advance of April 8th’s release of the new EMA LP/CD/digital album ‘The Future’s Void’, here’s a premiere of one of the album’s standout tracks, “3Jane”.


from Erika
:

No one was really ever that mean to me on the internet. I never had that “thing” that happens when you wake up one morning and somehow your life is ruined because a mortifying picture goes viral or a “funny” tweet becomes horribly misread. Sure, there were bitchy things in the comments of videos, but organized trolls never unleashed a wave of death threats on me, and only a few people suggested that I kill myself.

So the internet never actually did that to me. But it did that to somebody. And now we all have this stupid crippling fear that someday it will happen to us. And the likelihood increases as you move from relative obscurity to becoming more broadly visible on the internet. There are more cameras on you, more chances to be quoted saying something stupid, and more people out there who relish seeing successful people disgraced and dethroned.

Do you have that fear yet? Do you want it?

Another thing that really fucked me up is that somewhere along the way I feel like I lost control of my image. I feel very confident in making the music I want to make, but I’m not a Mouseketeer. I can try to do it all myself but I run out of time. I don’t know how to pose for a photographer and sometimes when I’m in front of somebody else’s camera I don’t know what to do. So I would do the thing that I had seen before a million times in fashion mags and advertisements because I wanted to do a “good job.” And little by little, these pictures became more sexy and pouty until I didn’t recognize myself anymore. And those images went all around, and the bold-faced pull quotes from articles that didn’t quite get it right were right there next to the too sexy images until they became a thing both separate from me and also made up of me. I got weird disassociation. I got a weird neuromancer and I dyed my hair black and unplugged.

Disassociation is a modern disease

I didn’t set out to write this song and I didn’t know when I wrote it a year ago that right now it would be ok to talk about the internet, because at the time it felt forbidden and shameful to talk about. It just all came out in a flood, a stream of consciousness. And I’m still kind of self-conscious that I said those things out loud. But I don’t think these feelings are unique to me, and I often find that the things that scare and embarrass you are the things that are worth saying.

At the end of the day all I can really do is tell the truth, the truth of what happened and how it made me feel. And if at that point, if you wanna call me a cunt in the youtube comments, that’s on you.

PS –so i wanted this missive to be perfect but instead i kind of just partied IRL. I found myself suddenly with friends and we are imbibing and watching funny videos and laughing. So that’s why this post is a little raw. And I think I’m ok with that.

EMA will be playing Brooklyn’s Union Pool on Friday, April 11.

The Future’s Void is available for preorder on CD, Cassette and LP (limited edition lavender vinyl), and there’s a shirt bundle as well.

http://www.thefuturesvoid.net
https://twitter.com/EMAthorstar
http://instagram.com/_ema_usa_#
http://emathefuturesvoid.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/cameouttanowhere

previously announced US tour dates after the jump : (more…)

Lee Ranaldo – art show and more European dates announced

By Stuart on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Taking his art and his band out the road, Lee Ranaldo’s just announced more dates for his May/June run of dates in Europe, along with news of a solo drawing show entitled “Lost Highways” opening March 30th – May 4th, at the Jan Dhaese Gallery in Gent, Belgium.

Meanwhile, his tour dates with The Dust have been updated  (new in bold below), with their upcoming Scandinavian tour starting next Thursday at Vega in Copenhagen:

April 3rd DK Copenhagen – Vega
April 4th DK Aalborg – 1000Fryd
April 5th NO Oslo – BLÅ
April 6th NO Bergen – Landmark
April 7th NO Stavanger – Folken
April 8th SWE Stockholm - Kägelbanan / Södra Teatern
April 9th FIN Helsinki – Tavastia

May 25th BE Kortrijk – De Kreun
May 26th BE Antwerp – Trix
May 27th FR Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
May 29th FR Nîmes – This is not a love song / Paloma
May 30th SP Barcelona – Primavera Festival
May 31st FR Lyon – Nuits Sonores festival (w/ Disappears, Wooden Shjips)
June 1st IT Padova – Festival / Summer student festival / Je t’aime
June 3rd IT Marina di Ravenna – Beaches Brew Festival
June 4th IT Bolzano – Sudwerk
June 5th DE Schorndorf – Manufaktur
June 6th BE Arlon – L’Entrepot
June 7th PT Porto – Optimo Primavera Porto / Optimo Festival

Kurt Vile adds Euro summer shows

By Stuart on Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Filling in a few cities on his tour with The Violators this summer (who are missing out on the April solo tour), Kurt has added the below dates in bold to the already announced summer festival shows at ATP Iceland and Green Man Festival (UK):

10/07/14: ATP Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland – Tickets
17/08/14 : Greenman festival – Powys, UK – Tickets
20/08/14 : Rote Fabrik – Zurich, Switzerland – Tickets
22/08/14 : Kafe Antzokia – Bilbao, Spain – Tickets
24/08/14 : Joy – Madrid, Spain – Tickets
25/08/14 : Apolo – Barcelona, Spain – Tickets

Catch Kurt solo at the following European dates:

March
31st Bad Bonn – Dudingen, Switzerland* – Tickets

April
1st Gagarin 205 – Athens, Greece * – Tickets
4th Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tickets
5th Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
6th Hebbel Am Ufer 2 (HAAU) – Berlin, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
7th Whelans – Dublin, Ireland * – Tickets
9th The Pavillion – Cork, Ireland  *- Tickets
10th Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France * – Tickets
11th Vooruit – Gent, Belgium  * – Tickets
12th St James Piccadilly – London, UK * – SOLD OUT
13th All Saint’s Church – Brighton, UK  * – Tickets
14th Bremen Teater – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tickets
15th Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway – Tickets
16th IKSV – Istanbul, Turkey – Tickets
*Pall Jenkins supports

 

Coming June 3 : Fucked Up’s ‘Glass Boys’

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

(filmed by Scott Cudmore & Jeremy Jansen)

On June 3, Matador will be releasing the new album from Toronto’s FUCKED UP, ‘Glass Boys’ on LP, compact disc and digital download.


“Paper The House”
– MP3

Fucked Up’s ‘Chemistry Of Common Life’ (2008 and ‘David Comes To Life’ (2011) were as conceptually ambitious as any rock albums in recent memory ; ‘Glass Boys’ while a more personal work in terms of subject matter, is the result of 13 months spent in a succession of U.S. and Canadian studios with the assistance of Bill Skibbe and Leon Taheny.  But while we’re tempted to make a very big deal about how amazing the recording is (the guitar trio of Mike Haliechuk, Ben Cook, and Josh Zucker have delivered their most powerful & multi-dimensional performances to date), the real story’s in the songs : with vocalist Damian Abraham leaving-it-all-on-the-floor (apologies for the sports analogy), Fucked Up are tackling tougher questions about themselves, their lives and where this is all going.    Our modestly compensated blurb author called ‘Glass Boys’, “a blazing, titanic, ultimately triumphant rock album…a heart-expanding, life-affirming piece of work.”  I still need to check what WebMD says about heart-expansion, but other than that, I think he nailed it.

(photo by Brendan George Ko)

Preorder the album now from the Matador Store. A limited double vinyl edition of the album available through the Matador store and independent retailers will include a bonus LP that features Jonah Falco’s half-time drums ( two separate drum tracks were recorded for ‘Glass Boys’, one of them in half-time — if that sounds kinda complex, wait ’til you hear both at the same time).

We’re also offering ‘Glass Boys’ in the format of your choice with a limited edition tote bag, available exclusively from The Matador Store.

Preorder from iTunes
(includes an instant download of “Paper The House”)

(‘Glass Boys’ will be available in Canada via Arts & Crafts)

track listing :

Echo Boomer
Touch Stone
Sun Glass
The Art Of Patrons
Warm Change

Paper The House
DET
Led By Hand
The Great Divide
Glass Boys

Fucked Up on tour :

April 19 – Oakland, CA – Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Festival
April 27 – St. John’s, NL – Lawnya Vawnya
June 06 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (tickets on sale Friday at noon EST)
June 08 – Toronto, ON – Field Trip Festival
June 13 – B Sides Festival, Lucern, Switzerland
June 14 – Salle Rogier, Brussels, Belgium (tickets)
June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Lower) (tickets)
June 16 – The Cluny, Newcastle, UK (with Lower)
June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Lower) (tickets on sale, Thursday at 10 am)
June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Lower)
June 19 – Point Ephemere, Paris, France
June 20 – Hurricane Festival – Scheessel, DE –
June 21- Southside Festival – Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE
June 22 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, NL
Aug 09 – Montreal, QC – Heavy MTL

Fucked Up (band site)
iTunes Pre-Order
Deluxe LP/ Standard LP/ CD Pre-Order
Tote Bag Bundle

DARKSIDE in Europe, starting tomorrow

By Stuart on Friday, February 28th, 2014

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington gear up for an intense month of touring, as DARKSIDE’s world tour comes to Europe this March.  Most dates are long sold-out, but there’s a limited number remaining for Amsterdam, Stockholm, Nice and Manchester, available from www.darksideusa.com/tour/.

DARKSIDE’s debut album Psychic (Matador/Other People) is out now.

Kurt Vile, solo in Europe

By Stuart on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Despite airing his agoraphobic fears last year (with his EP “it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)” – out now), Kurt Vile’s taking on a large chunk of the world alone, as he ventures out for a headline solo tour of Europe this March/April, for a series of unique shows in a more intimate setting than usual.  Support for most dates comes from Pall Jenkins of The Black Heart procession and tickets for shows are on sale now, unless noted.

March
31st Bad Bonn – Dudingen, Switzerland* – Tickets

April
1st Gagarin 205 – Athens, Greece * – Tickets
4th Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tickets
5th Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
6th Hebbel Am Ufer 2 (HAAU) – Berlin, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
7th Whelans – Dublin, Ireland * – Tickets
9th The Pavillion – Cork, Ireland  *- Tickets
10th Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France * – Tickets
11th Vooruit – Gent, Belgium  * – Tickets
12th St James Piccadilly – London, UK * – Tickets
13th All Saint’s Church – Brighton, UK  * – Tickets
14th Bremen Teater – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tickets
15th Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway – Tickets
16th IKSV – Istanbul, Turkey – Tickets
*Pall Jenkins supports

Currently on tour in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore with The Violators, catch Kurt down under at the following shows:

January
25th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Singapore, Singapore
27th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Auckland, NZ
31st St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Fortitude Valley, Australia

February
1st St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2nd St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney, Australia
5th Corner Hotel, Richmond, Australia
6th Corner Hotel, Richmond, Australia
7th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Adelaide, Australia
8th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Fremantle, Australia

Yo La Tengo – 4 Bell House Shows This Weekend, Tickets Just Released

By Gerard on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Wits : Game Show (“I Wast Into Their Earlier Stuff”), with Paul F. Tompkins and Yo La Tengo. (video courtesy American Public Media)

Have you ever noticed that sometimes after an enormodome show has long been sold out, at the very last minute, the promoter release a small quantity of premium tickets after it’s been determined, for instance, that Passion Pit don’t need an orchestra pit, or Porno For Pyros are forbidden from using pyro (and in some municipalities, the porno’s off the table, too). Well, in a scenario that has almost nothing to do with the above examples, the Bell House have made a tiny quantity of tickets available this morning for Yo La Tengo‘s 4 (otherwise) sold out shows happening Friday December 13-Monday December 16.

If the elbow-throwing, steel-toed boot climate surrounding the Bell House’s merch booth is not to your liking, we’d like to remind you that Album Of The Year candidate ‘Fade’ is available from the Matador store in a variety of formats, including the recently released double CD version including the ‘Fade Out’, 72 minute bonus disc. There’s also the “Super Kiwi” 7″ and the “Ohm” triple 12″ shower-curtain pack, so if you know anyone who claims this time of year is all about manipulating consumer anxiety, be sure to put in a good word for us.

Queens of the Stone Age – 3 Grammy Nominations, New U.S. Shows In February

By Gerard on Monday, December 9th, 2013

Congrats to Queens of the Stone Age on garning 3 Grammy nominations this past Friday night.  ‘…Like Clockwork’ was  nominated For Best Rock Album, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and “My God Is The Sun” was nominated for Best Rock Performance.  The Grammys are happening January 26 on CBS, and we can say with full confidence that we’re looking forward to the telecast much more than we were the year Paul Reiser hosted.

With arena shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (see above), Allstate Arena in Chicago and Agganis Arena in Boston just days away, Queens of the Stone Age have confirmed three additional February 2014 dates.

2/10 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
2/11 – El Paso, TX -­ Abraham Chavez Theatre
2/13 – Las Vegas, LV -­ The Joint

Exclusive artist and Citi Private Pass presales begin Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets will be on sale to the public starting Friday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

qotsa.com/live

full US January/February dates after the jump (more…)