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By Rian on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

We have not one, not two but SIX bands on the roster playing at Primavera Sound in Barcelona this weekend. Set times for all below, in CET.

Thursday, May 29th
Glasser 6:35-7:20pm, Pitchfork Stage
Majical Cloudz 8:55-9:45pm Pitchfork Stage
Queens of the Stone Age 11:00pm- 12:05am, Heineken Stage

Friday May 30th
Body/Head 8:45-9:45pm, Auditori Rockdelux Stage
Darkside 1:00-2:00am, Ray Ban Stage
Lee Ranaldo and The Dust 10:25-11:20pm, Vice Stage (streaming live here)

Familiar faces and sounds in the line-up include Spoon, Mogwai, The Mark Eitzel Ordeal and Cold Cave.

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – “Blackt Out” Short Film Premiere, European Dates This Month & Next

By Gerard on Monday, May 19th, 2014

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust: Blackt Out on

Over the weekend, Nowness premiered the above film directed by Fred Riedel and based on Lee Ranaldo’s “Blackt Out” (original studio version found on 2013′s ‘Last Night On Earth’) ; here’s Lee’s take on the 13 minute short :

The basic concept plays off particular images of the Velvet Underground as filmed by Andy Warhol in the late 60s, casually rehearsing at the Factory, performing (as The Exploding Plastic Inevitable) on St Marks Place with projections and dancers, and even Warhol’s famous ‘Screen Tests’. The character of “The Projectionist” is played by legendary NYC avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs (with whom both myself and director Fred Riedel studied back in the 70s). Among the dancers can be spotted former SY drummer Bob Bert. Longtime SY associate, director David Markey, is among those behind the camera on this piece. Shot at Sonic Youth studio Echo Canyon West as well as at live gigs in New York City and Los Angeles.

Lee and the Dust return to Europe next Sunday for the following shows :

May 25 Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun
May 26 Antwerpen, Belgium – Trix
May 27 Paris, France La Machine du Moulin Rouge
May 29 Nimes, France – This Is Not A Love Song Fest
May 30 Barcelona Primavera Sound
May 31 Lyon, France- Nuits Sonores Fest
June 1 Padova, Italy – Summer Student Fest (Je t’aime)
June 3 Ravenna, Italy – Beaches Brew
June 4 Bolzano, Italy – Sudwerk
June 5 Schorndorf, Germany – Manufaktur
June 6 Arlon, Belgium – Entrepot
June 7 Porto, Portugal – Primavera Optimus

‘Last Night On Earth’ is available from the Matador Store on 2XLP, compact disc and digital formats.. You can order the album from iTunes here.

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

VIDEO : Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – In Session at KEXP

By Gerard on Friday, January 31st, 2014

from December 8, 2013, footage courtesy

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Primavera Sound 2014

By Stuart on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

It’s another mini-Matador fest at Primavera Sound festival this year, as Queens of the Stone Age, DARKSIDE, Body/Head, Lee Ranaldo and The Dust, Majical Cloudz and Glasser all descend upon Barcelona for the weekend of May 29th-31st.  Elsewhere amongst the line-up familiar faces include Spoon, Mogwai and Cold Cave ,with tickets on sale now from

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – Scandinavian Tour

By Judge on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Lee Ranaldo, swiped from his Instagram, photo credit – Leah Singer

Lee and The Dust are back on the road this year, this time taking in a tour of Scandinavia. Tickets on sale now:

03/04/2014    DK    Copenhagen – Vega / TicketsFB Event
04/04/2014    DK    Aalborg – 1000Fryd /
05/04/2014    NO    Oslo – BLÅ / TicketsFB Event
06/04/2014    NO    Bergen – Landmark / Tickets
07/04/2014    NO    Stavanger – Folken / Ticket
08/04/2014    SWE    Stockholm – Kägelbanan – Södra Teatern / Tickets
09/04/2014    FIN    Helsinki – Tavastia / TicketsFB Event

And if you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the Late Descent #2 video:

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust share “Late Descent #2″ video, tour

By Gabe on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Happy New Year everyone. Lee Ranaldo and the Dust are kicking off the Fort (do we like that? for 2014? get back at me) with a Vice Cooler-directed video for “Late Descent #2″ from the recent album The Last Night on Earth (available for purchase):

Additionally, the band has a few East Cost dates starting this week:

Thursday 09 – Hamden, CT – Spaceland Ballroom
Friday 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Saturday 11 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House
Saturday 25 – Atlanta, GA – Red Bull Sound Select

For an idea of what you’re in for, please check out this Lee + The D session from The Wild Honey Pie:

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – in session today on WFMU, 3pm

By Gerard on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust — confusingly enough, shown above performing at another radio station a few months ago — can be heard today on Brian Turner’s WFMU program from a session recorded this past Saturday afternoon in beautiful Jersey City.

VIDEO : Lee Ranaldo & The Dust – “Lecce, Leaving” (from “Conan”, 12/12/13)

By Gerard on Friday, December 13th, 2013

(video courtesy TBS / Team Coco)

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust on Conan tonight!

By Nils on Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust will be performing “Lecce, Leaving”Rolling Stone’s #99 Song Of The Year, from their album Last Night On Earth – on Conan tonight! Also appearing on the show is The Sexiest Man Alive, Tim Conway (humor is sexy, people!), and a nice man named Adam Levine. Conan airs on TBS at 11:00pm.
photo by Markus Thorsen