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VIDEO : Perfume Genius – “Queen”

By Gerard on Thursday, July 17th, 2014

(photo by Luke Gilford)

“I’ve seen faces of blank terror when I walk by. Sometimes from seemingly strong, macho dudes – somehow my presence confuses and ultimately scares them. There is a strange power to it that I’ve only recently begun to understand and embrace. After many years trying to sort out exactly what they are scared of, most of the time converting the result into personal shame, there are now moments of monstrous pride”. – Mike Hadreas

As mentioned earlier this week, on September 23 Matador will be releasing the 3rd album from Perfume Genius, ‘Too Bright’ (coming September 22 in the UK via Turnstile). Here’s the album’s first video, “Queen”, directed bySSION :

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Upcoming dates :

August
1 – OFF Festival, Katowice Poland
2 – Visions Festival, London UK
27 – Feeerieen, Brussels Belgium
28 – Mas Mas, Cardigan UK
30 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK

September
1 – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow UK
2 – Band on the Wall, Manchester UK
3 – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate UK
6 – Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland Netherlands
7 – MITO SettembreMusica, Milan Italy
8 – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome Italy
9 – Locomotiv Club, Bologna Italy
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver C
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
7 - Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta GA
13 - Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 - Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 - Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK

Perfume Genius online :

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VIDEO : The New Pornographers – “War On The East Coast”

By Gerard on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

“We were going for some mid nineties second tier brit pop attitude. In the past, I’ve never really wanted to be in the video. But with this, we wanted to have fun and fully be IN the video.” – Carl Newman

“War On The East Coast” is the first video from the upcoming album by The New Pornographers, ‘Brill Bruisers’ (August 25). As you can see, Carl, Dan Bejar and director Thom Glunt weren’t hesitant to depict the destruction of a major North American city, but I should stress this is not documentary footage. On the pseudo-apocalyptic scale not only do I think this video kicks Michael Bay’s ass (about time, too), but the song’s incredible. Wait ’til you hear the whole album.

A limited edition multi-colored paint splattered version of the LP is available through the Matador and New Pornographers webstores. Pre-order the limited edition LP and receive a 3D poster and 3D glasses (while supplies last)

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Tour Dates
Saturday, July, 19 — Pemberton Music Festival, Pemberton BC  Canada
Friday, August, 8 — Skyline Music Festival, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, August 29 – Sonic Boom Festival, Northlands Park, Edmonton AB Canada
Saturday, September, 6 – Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Sunday, September, 7 — Riot Fest, Downsview Park, Toronto ON, Canada
Thursday-Sunday, September, 11-14 - Rifflandia, Victoria BC  Canada
Sunday, October, 5 — The Showbox, Seattle WA*
Monday, October, 6 — The Showbox, Seattle WA*
Wednesday, October, 8 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR*
Thursday, October, 9 — Knitting Factory, Boise ID*
Friday, October, 10 — The Depot, Salt Lake City UT*
Saturday, October, 11 — Gothic Theatre, Denver CO*
Monday, October, 13 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Tuesday, October, 14 — Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ*
Wednesday, October, 15 — Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown CA*
Friday, October, 17 – The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday October, 18 — North Park Theatre, San Diego CA*
Sunday, October 19 — Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 — Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN*
Wednesday, November, 5 — Orange Peel, Asheville NC*
Thursday, November, 6 – Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA*
Friday, November, 7 – Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA*
Saturday, November, 8 — Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX*
Monday, November, 10 — The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
Tuesday, November, 11 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Thursday, November, 13 – Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 — Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 — House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 – Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 — House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 — Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*

* – support by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

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VIDEO : Interpol – “All The Rage Back Home”

By Gerard on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Having premiered just a few minutes ago on Radio One’s Zane Lowe program, Triple J and a number of major US radio outlets, here’s the first video from Interpol’s forthcoming ‘El Pintor’, “All The Rage Back Home”, directed by Paul Banks and Sophia Peer.

upcoming US dates :

08/01 – Lollapalooza, Chicago IL (sold out)
08/20 – Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ
08/21 – The Pool at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas NV
8/23 – FYF Fest, Los Angeles CA
10/3 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX (sold out)
10/10 – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX

Preorder from The Matador Store for an exclusive white vinyl version of the LP with alternate art, accompanied by a limited-edition 12”x12” silkscreen print on very fine cardstock (while supplies last)

(Note: exclusive white vinyl LP with alternate art will also be available at your local independent record store)

Preorder on iTunes and receive an exclusive bonus track on release date plus an early download of “All The Rage Back Home” (later today).

Preorder ‘El Pintor’ from the Interpol store

‘El Pintor’ is in stores September 9.

Interpol On The Web:
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VIDEO : Lower – “Tradition”

By Gerard on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The good folks at Consequence Of Sound have posted a longish interview with Lower drummer Anton Rothstein, along with premiering the above clip, a performance of “Tradition” (studio version found on ‘Seek Lower Climes’, out next Tuesday, June 17 on LP, CD and digital formats). If you’re inclined, you can stream ‘Seek Lower Climes’ from start to finish at Pitchfork Advance.

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Preorder on LP or CD from the Matador Store: (first pressing of the LP on white vinyl, includes a Lower pin, MP3 download card)

Upcoming European dates after the jump :

Thu. June 12 – Monarch – Berlin, DE
Fri. June 13 – OT301 – Amsterdam, NL
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

VIDEO : Lower – “Soft Option” from ‘Seek Warmer Climes’

By Gerard on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

While Lower are in the midst of their 2nd US tour (dates below, along with additional continental activity), here’s a clip for “Soft Option” (directed by Kristian Emdal) from the forthcoming ‘Seek Warmer Climes’, hitting stores/desktops/minds on June 17.

(download “Soft Option” at Lower’s site)

Pre-order ‘Seek Warmer Climes’ on iTunes, get an instant download of “Lost Weight, Perfect Skin”
Pre-order from Matador : (First pressing of  the LP on white vinyl, includes a Lower pin, MP3 download card)
Listen to “Lost Weight, Perfect Skin” here
Watch a performance of “Bastard Tactics” here

Wed. May 28 – Home Sweet Home – New York, NY
Thu. May 29 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, CA
Fri. May 30 – Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
Mon. June 9 – Islington Assembly – London, UK (with Merchandise)
Tue. June 10 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR (with Merchandise)
Wed. June 11 – KOMMA – Stuttgart/Esslingen, DE
Thu. June 12 – Monarch – Berlin, DE
Fri. June 13 – OT301 – Amsterdam, NL
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

VIDEO : Lower – “Bastard Tactics” / Updated Tour Dates

By Gerard on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

The song itself is concerned with the pursuit of company in night life, and the realization that the way we have come to praise this is not always in vogue with what it really does to people. Loosing your true self and awkwardly resorting to bastard tactics to bring in game, is a universal feeling.
Human music, Copenhagen 2014.

“Bastard Tactics” is culled from Lower‘s forthcoming ‘Seek Warmer Climes’ LP/CD/digital album, out June 17 (June 16 in Europe)

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(available in Denmark via Escho)

Lower’s US tour kicks off Friday in Los Angeles with Iceage, followed by headlining dates on the West and East Coast.

Fri. May 16 – Sat. May 17 – The Church On York – Los Angeles, CA (with Iceage, Puce Mary, Sexdrome)
Sun. May 18 – Wall Street – Phoenix, AZ
Mon. May 19 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Tue. May 20 – Holland Project – Reno, NV
Wed. May 21 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
Thu. May 22 – 1234 Go! – Oakland, CA
Fri. May 23 – Munoz Boxing Gym – Bakersfield, CA
Sat. May 24 – E 7th Street – Los Angeles, CA
Tue. May 27 -Cafe 89, New Haven CT
Wed. May 28 – Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes) – New York, NY
Thu. May 29 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, CA
May 30 L Cruor, Brooklyn, NY (with Dark Blue)
Tue. June 10 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

VIDEO : Fucked Up – “Sun Glass” Premiere

By Gerard on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

“Sun Glass” from the upcoming LP/CD/digital album ‘Glass Boys’ (June 3), directed by Andy Capper and Mike Haliechuk.

Preorder ‘Glass Boys’ today and receive an instant download of “Sun Glass” and “Paper The House”
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(‘Glass Boys’ will be available in Canada via Arts & Crafts)

Updated Tour Dates after the jump : (more…)

Savages – “Fuckers” 12″ and single out today, video premieres, Jehnny Beth writes for HuffPo

By Gabe on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Today Savages celebrate the year anniversary of their debut album Silence Yourself with the 12″ and digital single “Fuckers/Dream Baby Dream” (buy the single here).

The band also debut a spectacular live video for “Fuckers”, shot at the London Forum and directed by Giorgio Testi:

Finally, Savages lead singer Jehnny Beth has penned a MUST READ blog entry for Huffington Post, “My Year in Savages”:

“The music of Savages was imagined to function like armour. Four women facing the world, facing the industry, protected by their sound : indestructible. And it worked. We came out with a fully-formed aesthetic, controlled vision, direct sound. Some would say austere. But it was the crowds, all around the world, who taught me it was okay to put down the gun.”

Meanwhile, the second of two SAVAGES-curated Pop Noire events takes place in London tonight. Following the first event at The Shacklewell Arms last night (which featured ZZZ’s (Japan), A Dead Forest Index, Bashan (Gemma Thompson, SAVAGES) and a SAVAGES DJ set), the second night takes place at east London’s Birthdays and features Johnny Hostile & Jehnny Beth (Live DJ set), Le Vasco (France) and Romy xx (DJ Set). Full information from http://popnoire.com/.

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 – “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…)