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PRIMAVERA SOUND 2015 BARCELONA – ANNOUNCED

By Rian on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Earlier this week, Primavera Sound Barcelona’s lineup for 2015 was announce and we are taking up some serious real estate. For those making the pilgrimage this year for the festival’s 15th year anniversay, make note of the following:

THURSDAY, May 28

The Thurston Moore Band

FRIDAY, May 29

Belle and Sebastian

Perfume Genius

Tobias Jesso Jr. (True Panther Sounds)

SATURDAY, May 30

Interpol

Fucked Up

Tickets and more information can be found here.

ALGIERS – “But She Was Not Flying”, February NYC Dates

By The Management on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Algiers fuses the rapturous call and response of millenarian gospel, the bellowing urgency of 60s protest soul and the unhinged ferocity of no wave into a visceral music. With an aesthetic informed by sonic revolutionaries from Nina Simone to Suicide, The Minutemen to PJ Harvey, these three émigrés of the American Deep South conjure dead sounds to life in frightening new directions.

“It’s dark stuff, but good grief they’ve got soul” – Marc Burrows, The Guardian

Algiers’ self-titled debut album is coming later in 2015 from Matador.

Upcoming NYC shows – tickets on sale now.
Wednesday, February 4 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Friday, February 6 - Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY

Algiers online ;
official site http://www.algierstheband.com
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Interpol : “Everything Is Wrong” Video, New North American Dates, New 7″

By Gerard on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

We’re pleased to share the latest video from Interpol’s 5th album, ‘El Pintor, the Paul Banks/Carlos Puga directed “Everything Is Wrong”. It would probably be an exaggeration to say this clip depicts the typical day in New York City for Paul, Daniel and Sam, but only a slight exaggeration.

On Record Store Day (Saturday, April 18) we’ll be releasing a 7″ of “Everything Is Wrong” b/w “What Is What” featuring cover art by Shepard Fairey (shown below) :

Here’s a long list of recently confirmed North American shows, including reschedule dates for the Northeastern shows that were postponed during December’s blizzard.

Wednesday, April, 8 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ
Thursday, April, 9 – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, San Diego CA
Friday, April, 10 – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio CA
Wednesday, April, 15 – The Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
Friday, April, 17 – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio CA
Tuesday, April, 21 – Warfield Theatre, San Francisco CA
Thursday, May, 7 – The National, Richmond VA
Friday, May, 8 – The Ritz, Raleigh NC
http://www.crowdsurge.com/store/index.php?storeid=1337&menu=detail&eventid=45865&client_url=http%3A%2F%2Finterpolnyc.com%2Fshows%2F
Friday, May, 8 – Sunday, May, 10 – Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Monday May, 11 – The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Tuesday May, 12 – Egyptian Room – Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Wednesday, May, 13 – The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit MI
http://www.crowdsurge.com/store/index.php?storeid=1337&menu=detail&eventid=45869&client_url=http%3A%2F%2Finterpolnyc.com%2Fshows%2F
Friday, May, 15 – Bogart’s, Cincinnati OH
Saturday, May, 16 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA
Monday, July, 20 – State Theatre, Portland ME
Tuesday, July, 21 – Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn NY
http://www.crowdsurge.com/store/index.php?storeid=1337&menu=detail&eventid=45872&client_url=http%3A%2F%2Finterpolnyc.com%2Fshows%2F
Thursday, July, 23 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, July, 25 – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia PA
Monday, July, 27 – The NorVa, Norfolk VA
Tuesday, July, 28 – Echostage, Washington DC
Wednesday, July, 29 – Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Friday, July, 31 – Metropolis, Montreal QC

Order ‘El Pintor’ from the following :
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Best Buy
Target

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN ANNOUNCE MANY NEW TOUR DATES AROUND COACHELLA INCLUDING SEVERAL WITH PERFUME GENIUS, AMOEBA MUSIC HOLLYWOOD SIGNING JANUARY 20

By Rian on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

(photo by @bellesglasgow)

For those who have not already heard and have since been enjoying, Belle and Sebastian’s new album ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’ is streaming in full on many corners of the internet. NPR First Listen & Amazon are hosting in the US, NME in the UK, MagicRPM in France, DeMorgen in Belgium, Rolling Stone in Italy, Exclaim in Canada and many other media outlets. If you check in with the band’s Facebook page to find a geographically suited way to enjoy the streaming the album until it’s official release next week.

This afternoon, MANY MANY new tour dates have been announced around Coachella and not around Coachella this spring, including several in California with Perfume Genius. Pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10am local.

Reminder for those in the Los Angeles area, the band will be doing a singing at Amoeba Hollywood on January 20st at 3pm. More details here.

Pre-order links:
itunes: http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime
amazon: http://smarturl.it/Girls_In_Peacetime
amazon CD (signed, US Only): http://mata.do/1AFRgAI
matador store: http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP

Google Play: http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_ (US only)
Newbury Comics (Limited Edition Clear Vinyl):http://mata.do/1FOGGJT

New Dates below in BOLD
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 – AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Saturday, February 14 - The Gathering – Fort Canning, Singapore
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA*
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT*
Thursday April 2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI*
Friday April 3 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, April 4 – Overture Hall, Madison WI *
Tuesday, April, 7 – Paramount Ballroom, Seattle WA #
Wednesday, April, 8 – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC #
Thursday, April, 9 – Roseland, Portland OR #
Saturday, April, 11 – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio CA
Sunday, April, 12 – Greek Theatre, Berkley CA %#
Tuesday, April, 14 – Mondavi Center, Davis CA #
Friday, April, 17 – The North Park Theatre, San Diego CA#
Saturday, April, 18 – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio CA
Sunday May 3 – St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 – Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 – City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Tuesday, June 9 – Tower Theater, Upper Darby PA
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday, June, 11 Echostage, Washington DC
Sunday, June, 14 – LC Amphitheatre Pavilion, Columbus OH
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red Rocks, Morrison CO^
Thursday, June, 18 – Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

# with Perfume Genius
% with Real Estate

Iceage – New European Dates Starting In February

By Gerard on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

(Iceage, Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark, 20 December2014)

(photo by Sophie Harris Taylor)

Iceland continuing touring in support of 2014′s ‘Plowing Thru The Field Of Love’ by following previously announced dates in China, Australia and Russia with additional shows in Denmark, the United Kingdom, Ireland and June’s All Tomorrow’s Parties in Keflavik, Iceland.  Ticketing links can be found below :

January, 14 – The Wall, Taipei, Taiwan
January, 17 – Langsuan Castle, Bangkok, Thailand
January, 21 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, Australia
January, 22 – Alhambra Lounge, Fortitude Valley, Australia
January, 23 – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, Australia
January, 24 – Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne, Australia
February, 13 – Клуб ТЕАТРЪ, Moscow, Russia
February, 14 – Клуб ТЕАТРЪ, Moscow, Russia
February, 26 - Jazzhouse, Copenhagen DK
February, 27 – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen DK
February, 28 – Atlas, Aarhus DK
April, 27 – Village Underground, London UK
April, 28 - Sticky Mikes, Brighton U
April, 29 – Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
April, 30 – Workman’s Club, Dublin
May, 1 – Hare And Hounds, Birmingham UK
May, 2 – Night And Day, Manchester UK
May, 3 – Live at Glasgow Festival, Glasgow UK
May, 4 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
May, 5 - Fleece, Bristol UK
July, 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik

Order ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’ from the following :
- The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or 16 page booklet / cd)
- iTunes
- Amazon

Iceage – official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook

Savages : NYC Residency Kicks Off Tonight

By Gerard on Monday, January 12th, 2015

Just a reminder that tonight at Baby’s All Right makes the first of 9 sold out Savages shows in New York and Brooklyn over the next 3 weeks (dates below) ; the band will be chronicling the visit via their Instagram feed.

Monday, January, 12 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, January 14 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, January 16 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, January, 19 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, January 21 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, January 23 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, January, 26 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, January 28 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, January 30 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)

In addition, an exhibition of photographs of Savages by Matthew Farrar will be open to the public at Rough Trade Brooklyn until the end of the month.

STREAM : Belle and Sebastian – “The Cat WIth The Cream”

By Gerard on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

A day after Belle and Sebastian’s participation in April’s Coachella Festival was confirmed (see tour dates below), The Line Of Best Fit premiered the third song culled from the forthcoming, ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’, “The Cat With The Cream”.

(if you’re in Germany, please click here instead)

‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ is out January 19.

PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

Tour Dates

2015
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA*
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT*
Thursday April 2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI*
Friday April 3 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, April 4 – Overture Hall, Madison WI *
Saturday, April 11 – Coachella Festival, Indio CA
Saturday, April 18 – Coachella Festival, Indio CA
Sunday May 3 - St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

(* -Honeyblood supporting March 30 – April 4)

Belle and Sebastian - official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Shlohmo Signs to True Panther, Releases New Single Today on True Panther/WeDidIt + Live North American Tour Announced for Spring 2015

By Rian on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Another announcement from True Panther this afternoon, in Dean’s words:

Waking up from a miraculous dream…pinching ourselves…only to realize that it’s true.

We’re somehow fortunate enough to welcome one of our favorite young producers in the entire world to True Panther Sounds : Shlohmo born Henry Laufer. We will be releasing his forthcoming music alongside our friends, Wedidit, Shlohmo’s homegrown imprint.

As a gentle introduction to this celestial coupling we’re happy to share the first new original solo music from Shlohmo in quite some time, a single called “Emerge From Smoke”.

We printed up 1000 copies on a 7″ that features a physical-only b-side called “Ode 2 Tha Whip”.

Pre-order Emerge From Smoke 7″ HERE
buy Emerge From Smoke on iTunes

Shlohmo’s sound has evolved in ways that are difficult to describe. His unique approach to production seems as steeped in sludge metal as it is in drum & bass, as much IDM as it is R&B. It is somewhere deep within this sonic collage that he has carved out a distinct and celebrated voice in the electronic music space. His production on BANKS’ 2014 single “Brain,” and his sought-after remixes and crossover style, as witnessed in this year’s collaborative release with Jeremih, are further evidence of his immense talent and wide scope of influence.

Next spring also signifies a return to the stage for Shlohmo with a massive headlining national tour, his first with a live band, with more details on its setup to emerge in the new year. With Shlohmo’s new approach to his live set, new label home and new single “Emerge From Smoke,” Shlohmo’s 2015 marks a very exciting and distinct musical direction with a big announcement to follow after the holidays.

Shlohmo 2015 Live Tour Dates.
Mar 31 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
Apr 1 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 2 – El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 3 – The Parish – Austin, TX
Apr 4 – Fitzgerald – Houston, TX
Apr 5 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Apr 6 – Republic – New Orleans, LA
Apr 8 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
Apr 9 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Apr 12 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Apr 14 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
Apr 15 – SAT – Montreal, QC
Apr 16 – Hoxton – Toronto, ON
Apr 17 – Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Apr 18 – Plush – St. Louis, MO
Apr 22 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Apr 24 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Apr 26 – Branx – Portland, OR
Apri 29 – The Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
Apr 30 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
May 2 – The Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA
May 3 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
May 7 – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA

VIDEO : Belle and Sebastian – “Nobody’s Empire”

By The Management on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

above : “Nobody’s Empire”, the second video from the forthcoming Belle and Sebastian album, ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’, out January 19. The video was directed by Blair Young and Stuart Murdoch, with many thank and much love to all the fans who submitted their own video clips for this project. Additional clips come from the Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library of Scotland and from the Prelinger Archives.

photography by Søren Solkær

ALBUM PRE-ORDER:
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America): http://smarturl.it/GirlsInPeacetime_LP
iTunes:
Amazon
Google Play (U.S. orders only)

Tour Dates

2015
Monday January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Thursday January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sunday February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
Thursday, February 12 - AX Club, Seoul, Korea
Monday, February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Monday March 30 -House Of Blues, Boston MA*
Wednesday April 1-Massey Hall, Toronto ONT*
Thursday April 2 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI*
Friday April 3 – Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, April 4 – Overture Hall, Madison WI *
Sunday May 3 - St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 - Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 - City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

(* -Honeyblood supporting March 30 – April 4)

Belle and Sebastian - official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Tobias Jesso Jr. – GOON out March 17 + First US Tour

By Rian on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

In Dean’s words:

We are really besides ourselves with pride and joy to announce that True Panther Sounds will be releasing the debut album from Tobias Jesso Jr. \ March 17th, 2015. Want to tell you about it, but thought it’d be best for Tobias for put it into his own words…

In 2008 I moved to LA to play backup bass for a Pop singer. That job didn’t work out, but I ended staying in LA for four years. I returned to North Vancouver because my mother had been diagnosed with cancer (she’s better now). I wrote most of the songs on my album Goon about my time spent in LA. It was a reflection that included, like the most popular of love clichés, a tough break up.

In my haste returning to Vancouver, I had left all my instruments in a storage locker in LA. My sister had moved out and left her piano at my parent’s house, an instrument I had yet to explore. The first song I wrote on that piano was ‘Just A Dream.’ It was also one of my first attempts at singing. I have yet come to terms with my singing voice, but at the time I was left with no other option.

I recorded the demo, and then did a few more. Afterwards I sent the demos to JR White [Girls], someone who had produced one of my favorite records of the past few years (and was also signed to True Panther, the label I’m currently on). Soon after, he asked me to come down to San Francisco to record an album. After a series of visa issues and border complications, I finally met him and spent the next few months jumping from San Francisco to Los Angeles, recording in studios and bedrooms with friends.

After all that was said and done, I got offered to have a few more of my songs produced by Patrick Carney [The Black Keys] in Nashville, and Ariel Rechstaid in Los Angeles. I owe the sound of the record to the great effort of everyone involved, the producers and musicians doing and playing things I couldn’t and treating the production with the same reverence I treat my songwriting.
The writing will always be the most important to me; the production, playing and singing I am still figuring out. I still play a bit of guitar, but I’m mostly sticking to the piano these days.
- TJJR. December 2014

‘Goon’ was recorded over the last two years and features production from Chet “JR” White (formerly of Girls), Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, and Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Haim, Sky Ferreira). Pitchfork recently gave album highlight “Hollywood” Best New Track, calling it “the film negative to Billy Joel’s ‘New York State of Mind’.” ‘Goon’ album art is pictured above.

Pre-orders from the True Panther store, will receive a limited flexi-disc containing an exclusive non-album demo track.

Pre-order links

TPS store: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon_LP – comes w/ a bonus flexi-disc

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Tobias_Goon

TRACKLIST:
1. Can’t Stop Thinking About You
2. How Could You Babe?
3. Without You
4. Can We Still Be Friends?
5. The Wait
6. Hollywood
7. For You
8. Crocodile Tears
9. Bad Words
10. Just A Dream
11. Leaving LA
12. Tell The Truth

In March, Tobias will also launch his first ever tour, headlining a run of East and West Coast dates. On January 2nd and 3rd, he’ll open for Foxygen at LA’s Roxy Theatre. Tobias recently hosted a series of intimate solo piano performances in NYC, LA, and London, and was met with tremendous praise… After hearing “Without You,” The a writer at the FADER was brought to tears: “A tremendous wave of pain and nostalgia came over me, and I started to cry.” Woah.

Tickets go on sale Thursday Dec 11 at 11am EST at tobiasjessojr.com

1/2/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre (open for Foxygen)
1/3/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre (open for Foxygen)
3/22/15 Sun Toronto, ON – The Drake
3/24/15 Tue Washington, DC – Sixth & I
3/25/15 Wed Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
3/26/15 Thu New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
3/27/15 Fri Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
3/28/15 Sat Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
3/30/15 Mon Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
3/31/15 Tue Seattle, WA – Barboza
4/1/15 Wed Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
4/3/15 Fri San Francisco, CA – Brick + Mortar
4/4/15 Sat Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (early show)

Perfume Genius – “Fool” Video, Spring 2015 Dates

By Gerard on Monday, December 8th, 2014

Earlier today, the third video from Perfume Genius’ album of the year candidate ‘Too Bright’, “Fool” premiered via Urban Outfitters. The clip was directed by Charlotte Rutherford, who’d previously directed “Grid” from the same album.

The following Spring 2015 dates are confirmed and (most) are on sale now :

Monday, March, 16 – Wexner Center – Columbus, OH*
Tuesday, March, 17 – Black Cat – Washington, DC*
Thursday, March, 19 – Stage 48 – New York, NY*
Friday, March, 20 – The Sinclair - Cambridge MA*
Saturday, March, 21 – Columbus Theatre – Providence RI*
Mon March, 23 – The Outer Space – Hamden CT*
Tuesday, March, 24 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA*
Wednesday, March, 25 – BSP Kingston – Kingston, NY*
Friday, March, 27 – Andy Warhol Museum – Pittsburgh, PA*
Sunday, March, 29 – Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN*
Wednesday, June, 10 – Royal Festival Hall – London UK

order ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes
Perfume Genius.net
Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Perfume Genius online :

Perfume Genius.net

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You Tube Channel

Out Today : Yo La Tengo’s ‘Extra Painful’

By Gerard on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

December 2, 2014 happens to mark the 30th anniversary of one of the planet’s best bands making their official live debut — it all went down on a cold Sunday evening at Hoboken’s Maxwell’s, and I feel pretty confident in saying the evening’s headliners have left behind a devastating body of work in the 3 decades and lineup changes since. Not only that, but they’ve continue to record, perform and put the rest of the rock world on notice at every opportunity

But enough about Antietam, apparently this is also the 30th anniversary of Yo La Tengo‘s first show, too, and with that in mind, we’re celebrating the historic moment with today’s double LP / double CD release of ‘Extra Painful’, the expanded edition of the trio’s very first album for Matador, 1993′s ‘Painful’. Earlier today, Pitchfork‘s Stuart Berman said of the reissue, “Yo La Tengo would go on to define ’90s indie—and its evermore sophisticated post-millenial permutations—not by refining their sound, but by blowing it wide open. Painful was the moment of detonation.” (“More so than any other band in recent memory, Yo La Tengo’s body of work hinges on the notion that no song is ever a completely finished, end-state product; what we hear on any given album is seemingly a function of what mood they were in the day it was recorded, what the weather was like on the day of mixing, or how much studio time was left before the budget was blown. There is no such thing as a permanent record; songs have many lives before they’re officially documented and continue to evolve long thereafter.”)

Drowned In Sound’s Benjamin Bland opined that ‘Extra Painful’ represents “a welcome reminder of an album that has never quite gained the classic status it deserves, but despite this the vital ingredient – the intimate feeling at the heart of Painful – remains agelessly undamaged by the passage of time.” It’s a little late in the day for us to opt for an “AGELESSLY UNDAMAGED” sticker quote, but it’s a pretty good idea just the same.

you can order ‘Extra Painful’ on double vinyl or CD from the following :

The Matador Store
Amazon

a handful of tickets are still available for this week’s 30th Anniversary shows in New York, Philly and DC :

12/03 Town Hall, NY NY w/ Antietam
12/04 Town Hall, NY NY w/ The Feelies
12/05 9:30 Club, Washington DC w/ Lambchop
12/06 Trocadero, Philadelphia PA w/ Antietam
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Interpol – Tonight On NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers”

By Gerard on Monday, November 24th, 2014

After a rather uncomfortable week stuck in snowy Buffalo, Interpol’s relentless global touring in support of ‘El Pintor’ continues this week with 3 sold out shows at NYC’s Terminal Five starting tonight (Hundred Waters support). In addition, Interpol will be making their first appearance on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers”, tonight at 12:35pm (eastern time). Seth’s other guests this evening are John Goodman and Aasif Mandovi.

US dates :

Monday, November, 24 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, November 25 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November, 26 – Terminal 5, New York NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, November, 29 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November, 30 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Monday, December 1 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, December, 13 – Live 105′s Not So Silent Night, Oakland CA
Sunday, December, 14 – KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum, Los Angeles CA

Order ‘El Pintor’ from the following :
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Best Buy
Target

Interpol – official site
Interpol – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel

TONIGHT : The New Pornographers at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom

By Gerard on Monday, November 17th, 2014

(above : a cake presented to The New Pornographers at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theatre. Those who ignore the future are condemned to repeat the Pabst).

Just a reminder The New Pornographers are playing midtown’s Hammerstein Ballroom tonight (Monday, Nov. 17) and a handful of tickets are still available. I’m presuming you’ll need more than one but perhaps less than a handful, but either way, this is the sort of nudge in the ribs I’m sure you appreciate just as much as I deeply love delivering it.

remaining dates :

Monday, November 17 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November 19 — House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November 20 — Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA* (sold out)
Friday, November 21 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Saturday, November 22 — 9:30 Club, Washington DC (sold out)
Sunday, November 23 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC* (sold out)
Monday, December 1 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December 2 — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December 3 — Botanique – Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December 4 — La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December 5 — Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December 6 — Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December 7 — Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday, February, 4 — Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile Montreal
Thursday, February, 5 — The Dansforth Music Hall Toronto %
Friday, February, 6 — London Music Hall London  &
Saturday, February, 7 — Hillside Inside at Mitchell Hall in St. Georges Church &
Sunday, February, 8 — Molson Canadian Studio at Hamilton Place &

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
& w/ Operators

order ‘Brill Bruisers’ from the following :
The Matador Store
New Pornos Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google

Savages return to New York

By Stuart on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

January 2015 sees Savages return to New York for a run of live gigs across the city, showcasing new material written since April 2014 when the band finished their worldwide touring for Silence Yourself and started writing new material for their forthcoming second LP. On writing the new material, the band say:

“We believe in movement initiating sound as well as sound initiating movement. The power of migration to inspire new sonic metamorphosis. The incessant commutation of bodies across the globe resulting in the transformation of art and music”

Monday, January 12 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, January 14 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
Saturday, January 17 – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY

Tickets go on sale Monday, November 17th.

Leading up to these dates the band play a sold out London show with Bo Ningen next week, performing their 37 minute “Words To The Blind” (out November 17th via Stolen Recordings/Pop Noire) on November 19th at Oval Space.

Body/Head – New 7″, East Coast Dates This Week, Melbourne In January

By Gerard on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Just a reminder that earlier this week we released a new 7″ from Kim Gordon and Bill Nace’s Body/Head, “The Show Is Over” b/w “The Canyon”. It’s in stores now or available direct from Matador.

In addition, Body/Head have a series of Eastern USA appearances starting this week, following by a performance at Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain Festival in January :

Thursday, November 6 – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Steve Baczkowoski)
Friday, November, 7 – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (with Nate Young’s Regressive Nightmare, Vanessa Rossetto)
Saturday, November, 8 – Boston Hassle Fest 6, Cusine En Local, Boston MA
Saturday, November, 15 – Kings Barcade, Raleigh NC (a benefit for NARAL Pro Choice NC)
Saturday, January, 24 – Sugar Mountain Festival, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne AUS

Iceage : New Australian Dates In January, Revolt TV (US) Appearance Today

By Gerard on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Currently touring the US in support of their 3rd album, ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’, Iceage have confirmed the following Australian dates for January, 2015 :

Wednesday, January, 21 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney AUS
Thursday, January, 22 – Alhambra, Brisbane AUS
Saturday, January, 24, – Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne AUS

In addition, Iceage will be playing this afternoon on Revolt TV (5pm eastern, rebroadcast at 8pm and 11pm)

remaining US/European dates :

Monday, November 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Friday, November 7 – Holy Mountain, Austin TX (Fun Fun Fun Nites, with Helm and Survive)
Saturday, November 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX
Monday, November 10 – Aveny-T, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 - Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta

Iceage – official site
Iceage – Blog, Facebook

PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL PARIS: BELLE & SEBASTIAN (TONIGHT) AND TOBIAS JESSO JR. (TOMORROW)

By Rian on Friday, October 31st, 2014