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VIDEO : Savages – “Adore”

By Gerard on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Two weeks away from the release of Savages’ hotly anticipated 2nd album, ‘Adore Life’, the band present a stunning video for “Adore”, directed by Anders Malmberg (with lighting and concept design by Tobias Rylander). Savages’ initial run of 2016 worldwide dates are updated below with the addition of a rather prominent spot on Friday bill for both weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

2016 tour :

January 26 – 100 Club, London UK (sold out)

February 18 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February 19 – Junction, Cambridge, UK
February 21 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
February 22 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February 23 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February 27 – Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February 28 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March 2 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March 5 - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March 6 – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 13 – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 15 – Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March 16 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 17 – Roundhouse, London, UK
March 27 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March 28 - Irving Plaza, New York NY
March 29 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March 31 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April 1 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April 2 – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April 4 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 5 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April 7 – Metro, Chicago IL
April 8 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April 9 – Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April 11 – Trees, Dallas TX
April 12 – Emo’s, Austin TX

April, 15 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 24 – Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX

preorder ‘ Adore Life’ from the following with “Adore”, “T.I.W.Y.G.” and “The Answer” available instantly

The Matador Store
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
Streaming

Savages online :
Savagesband.com
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OUT TODAY – EMA’s Original Score for #HORROR, Music Video for “Amnesia Haze”

By Rian on Friday, December 11th, 2015

EMA’s original score for the #HORROR is officially out today. Fact Magazine premiered the music video for “Amnesia Haze” which was directed by Severiano Martinez & EMA.

“We were looking for a track to fit in a scene for #HORROR where Chloe’s character opens up her closet for all the girls to play dress up. Severiano had this instrument and I fell in love with it and wrote the top line.

Although it has a very “pretty” ethereal pop sound to it, I think of the lyrics as almost a eulogy. Kind of my 21st century version of ‘Sweet Child of Mine’. Although of course my guitar solo is not quite Slash-worthy.

For the video we wanted something expansive, pristine and vast. I feel like these landscapes represent the distance of memory and some sort of unbreakable bond.”

Purchase the #HORROR soundtrack: http://smarturl.it/EMAHorroriTunes

Or stream it: http://smarturl.it/EMAHorrorStream
EMA ONLINE
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2 New Videos From HÆLOS, “Pray” & “Dust”

By The Management on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

(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

By The Management on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

“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

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Savages online :
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VIDEO : EMA – “Active Shooter”

By The Management on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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.

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VIDEO : Majical Cloudz – “Downtown”

By The Management on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

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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Soundcloud

VIDEO : Car Seat Headrest – “Times To Die”

By The Management on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

(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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Google

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”

By The Management on Monday, September 28th, 2015

“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
Amazon
Google Play

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

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(photo by Ren Photographie)

VIDEO: LOWER SHARES VISUAL COLLABORATIONS WITH RENOWNED CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

By Rian on Friday, September 11th, 2015

Earlier today FACT premiered FIVE new music videos featuring each song on Lower’s latest release, I’m A Lazy Son…But I’m The Only Son.They had to say “The result is a visual version of the EP, with the exciting unpredictability that only comes with such an impressive roster.” The playlist below features these music videos that were directed by Dean Blunt (‘At The Endless Party’), Jonathan Horowitz (‘Keep Me In Mind’), Lasse Latz (‘The Rack’), Magnus Anderson & Cecilia Gerson (‘Hot & Bothered’) and Rirkrit Tiravanija (‘Nasty Business’).

I’m A Lazy Son…But I’m The Only Son is officially out today:
Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/LowerEP
Escho (Denmark only): http://escho.bigcartel.com/product/esc55

Here’s a gentle reminder that the band will be touring North America next month alongside Makthaverskan. Full list of dates below:
Saturday, October, 3 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY*
Sunday, October, 4 – Modern Sky Festival @ Rumsey Playfield, New York NY
Tuesday, October, 6 – Smiling Buddha, Toronto, Ontario*
Wednesday, October, 7 – La Vitrola, Montreal, Quebec*
Thursday, October, 8 – Great Scott, Allston, MA*
Friday, October, 9 – Ortlieb’s Lounge, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October, 10 – Strange Matter, Richmond VA*
Monday, October, 12 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*
Tuesday, October, 13 – Beat Kitchen, Chicago IL*
Wednesday, October, 14 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH*
w/ Makthaverskan

VIDEO : Kurt Vile – “LIfe Like This”

By Gerard on Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Kurt Vile - “Life Like This”. Directed by Adam Avilla.

As we’ve hopefully impressed upon you several times already, on September 25, we’re releasing Kurt Vile’s new album, ‘b’lieve i’m goin down’. The album’s second video, the animation-heavy, “Life Like This” can be seen above.

‘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)”

(* – folks, we’ve taken some deserved heat for a number of quality control issues — some might say debacles, thanks for the bluntness — with some vinyl pressings in the last calendar year, but we’ve gone all the way to the Czech Republic to get this one right and feel really fucking great about the results)

Preorder from :
The Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_down
UK orders
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 *
Monday December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia - Southbound Festival
Sunday January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park Music & Arts Festival
Thursday March 10 – London, UK - Roundhouse

* – 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/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

VIDEO : Majical Cloudz – “Silver Car Crash”

By Gerard on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

(Devon Welsh photo by Sarah O’Driscoll)

Hi! We shot this video in Montreal with Neil Corcoran. We used his camera as well as my friend Kyle’s camera. It’s very home-made, shot quickly.
I mainly believe in videos as an expression of the artist(s) themselves, and this is the video I wanted to make. It’s not flashy or spectacular, but I think it does the mood of the band justice, which is most important to me. In any case, I made it myself so that it feels good to put it out.
- Devon Welsh

Above : Earlier today, the new video for Majical Cloudz’ “Silver Car Crash” (taken from the upcoming ‘Are You Alone’,) premiered via Paper Magazine.

Majical Cloudz are playing NYC’s Nation Sawdust on October 21. Tickets are available here.

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

Majical Cloudz online :
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Soundcloud

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

By The Management on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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 :
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Soundcloud

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

By The Management on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

(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/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

VIDEO : Yo La Tengo – “Friday I’m In Love”

By The Management on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Earlier today, NPR premiered the first video from Yo La Tengo’s forthcoming ‘Stuff Like That There‘, a cover of The Cure’s “Friday I’m In Love”. The clip, directed by Jason Woliner, may or may not prophecize a near apocalyptic event, though given all the bad news surrounding Seattle at the moment, we realize there’s a risk of this important story being overshadowed. That small caveat aside, killer video for a fantastic interpretation of a Robert Smith composition we all know and love (or at least know), taken from one of this autumn’s most anticipated new albums. Those in Germany can watch the video HERE.

Preorder ‘Stuff Like That There’ on LP or CD from The Matador Store, including bundle with tote + cassingle w/ 2 new unreleased tracks)

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TOUR DATES :

Friday, September 4 – Barcelona, Spain, Tibidabo Festival
Saturday, September 5 – San Sebastian, Spain – Kutxa Kultur
Wednesday, September 23 – Troy NY – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall*
Thursday, September 24 – Glenside PA – Keswick Theatre*
Friday, September 25 – Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre*
Saturday, September 26 – Durham NC – The Carolina Theatre of Durham*
Sunday, September 27 – Atlanta GA – Variety Playhouse*
Tuesday, September 29 – Pittsburgh PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre*
Wednesday, September 30 – Toronto ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
Friday, October 2 – Montreal QC – Corona Theatre*
Saturday, October 3 – Boston MA – The Wilbur Theatre*
Saturday, October 10 – New York, NY – Kings Theatre* (w/ Special Guest Nick Lowe)
Thursday, October 15 – Dublin Ireland – National Concert Hall*
Friday, October 16 – Glasgow Scotland – The Garage*
Sunday, October 18 – Bristol UK – Colston Hall*
Monday, October 19 – Coventry UK – Warwick Arts Center*
Tuesday, October 20 – London UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire*
Friday, October 23 – Paris France – La Cigale*
Saturday, October 24 – Amsterdam Netherlands – Paradiso*
Sunday, October 25 – Leuven Belgium – Het Depot*
Tuesday, October 27 – Berlin Germany – Heimathafen*
Wednesday, October 28 – Koln Germany – Kulturkirche*
Friday, October 30 – Bologna, Italy – Teatro Antoniano*
Saturday, October 31 – Rome, Italy – Parco Della Musica*
Thursday, November 5 – Chicago IL – The Vic Theatre*
Friday, November 6 – Madison WI – Barrymore Theatre*
Saturday, November 7 – Minneapolis MN – Pantages Theatre*
Monday, November 9 – Boulder CO – Boulder Theater*
Thursday, November 12 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Music Thing @ Observatory North Park*
Friday, November 13 – Los Angeles CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel*
Saturday, November 14 – San Francisco CA – The Masonic*
Tuesday, November 17 – Eugene OR – WOW Hall*
Wednesday, November 18 – Portland OR – Revolution Hall*
Friday, November 20 – Seattle WA- Neptune Theatre*
Saturday, November 21 – Vancouver BC – Vogue Theatre*

*An Acoustic Evening With Yo La Tengo (Featuring Dave Schramm)

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Available Today : DARKSIDE – ‘Psychic Live’ (DVD)

By The Management on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Darkside – ‘Psychic Live’ (DVD)D

Produced by La Blogothèque in association with ARTE France & Télénantes, DARKSIDE live at Stereolux – Nantes on March 21st, 2014. Featuring 7 sprawling and unique takes on tracks from ‘Psychic’, this live DVD captures the band at the peak of touring their critically lauded debut album. The live audio was mastered by Joe Lambert. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. 114 Minutes.

track listing :

1. Freak, Go Home
2. Paper Trails
3. The Only Shine I’ve Seen
4. Heart
5. Metatron
6. Greek Light
7. Golden Arrow

Order the DVD now from The Matador Store, or purchase ‘Psychic Live’ digitally from Quello.

(International DVD orders via the Darkside store)

VIDEO: Tanlines “Palace” – Starring Natasha Lyonne, Alex Karpovsky & MORE!

By Rian on Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Earlier today Tanlines released a pretty spectacular music video for their latest single “Palace” which brings together quite the crew. Eric and Jesse are joined by Natasha Lyonne, Alex Karpovsky, Leo Fitzpatrick, Ben Sinclair and others to show the consequences of a split decision.

It will absolutely make your day better if you press play.

Highlights is available now from True Panther Sounds.

TPS: http://smarturl.it/TanlinesHighlightsLP
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TanlinesHighlights
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Tanlines_Highlights
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/TanlinesHighlights_g

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

Friday, June, 26 - Mr. Smalls, Millvale PA
Saturday, June, 27 –  Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights OH
Sunday, June, 28 - The Loving Touch, Ferndale MI
Tuesday, June, 30 – Madison Live, Covington KY
Wednesday, July, 1 - Firebird, St. Louis MO
Thursday, July, 2 - Vega, Lincoln NE
Friday, July, 3  - Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
Sunday, July, 5 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Tuesday, July, 7 - Electric Owl, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, July, 8 - Neumos, Seattle WA
Thursday, July, 9 - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Tuesday, July, 14 - The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
Wednesday, July, 15 - Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Friday, July, 17 - Red 7, Austin TX
Saturday, July, 18 - Club Dada, Dallas TX
Sunday, July, 19 - Fitzgerald’s, Houston TX
Tuesday, July, 21 - The Earl, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, July, 22 - The Mothlight, Asheville NC
Thursday, July, 23 - U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
Friday, July, 24 - Voyeur, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, July, 25, The Sinclair, Cambridge MA

 

GET TO KNOW TOBIAS JESSO JR: PITCHFORK DOCUMENTARY

By Blue on Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Want to get to know the man behind the piano? Well, you’re in luck. Pitchfork presents to you a mini documentary directed by Jon Leone where Tobias discusses his journey in preparation for the release of his debut album ‘Goon’.

Watch below:

VIDEO : The New Pornographers – “Champions Of Red Wine”, Primavera Webcast

By Gerard on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Earlier today, Pitchfork premiered the lastest video from the New Pornographers’ ‘Brlll Bruisers’, the shot-in-Cuba, “Champions Of Red Wine”, directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore. The New Pornographers’ set at Barceloa’s Primavera Sound Festival will be webcast tomorrow night via primaverasound.com at approx. 7:30pm CEST (times subject to change).

The band’s global touring schedule is updated below :

Friday May 29 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain Tickets
Saturday May 30 – Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands Tickets
Sunday May 31 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark Tickets
Monday June 1- Fonden Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark Tickets
Tuesday June 2 – Folken, Stavanger, Norway Tickets
Wednesday June 3 – Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway Tickets
Thursday June 4 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden Tickets
Saturday June 6 – Optimus Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal Tickets

Saturday June 20 – NXNE Music Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sunday June 28 – Summerfest, Milwaukee WI
Thursday, July 9 – Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock NY
Friday July, 10 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Saturday July 11 – Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn NY
Sunday July 12 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Tuesday July 14 – The Vogue, Indianapolis IN
Wednesday, July 15 – Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids MI
Saturday July 18 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday July 19 – Sloss Music and Arts Festival, Birmingham AL
Saturday August 15, Riverfest Elora Bissell Park, Elora ON, Canada
Friday August, 28 – PNE Amphitheatre, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday August, 30 – Nifi Festival, Sparta KY

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The Matador Store
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VIDEO : Algiers – “Black Eunuch”

By Gerard on Thursday, May 21st, 2015

(photo by Alex DiMora)

Earlier today via Dangerous Minds, the latest video from Algiers’ forthcoming self-titled debut album, “Black Eunuch” (directed by Lamb & Sea) premiered. DM’s Ron Kretch opines that the trio, “combine HOT soul tropes with the loftiest ideals and gnarliest noises of experimental post-punk,” concluding that “Black Eunuch”, “is a motherfucker and a half, and if this kind of thing doesn’t move you I’m not sure I need to know you.” SECONDED.

You can preorder ‘Algiers’ (available in stores June 1, North America, June 2) 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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Algiers’ headlining tour starts June 5 :

June 5 – The Earl, Atlanta GA
June 7 – Black Cat Backstage Washington DC
June 9 – Mercury Lounge, NYC NY
June 10 – Baby’s Alright, Brooklyn, NY
June 13 – Silver Dollar Room, Toronto ONT
June 15 – Schubas, Chicago IL
June 16 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis MN
June 19 – The Sunset, Seattle WA
June 20 – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
June 21 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
June 23 – Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
June 25 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA

Algiers online ;
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VIDEO: Tanlines “Pieces”

By Rian on Monday, May 11th, 2015

Tanlines Can’t Jump by the looks of their new video for single “Pieces.” The video premiered earlier today via Funny or Die.

Last week the band gave a sneak peak to their upcoming album ‘Highlights’ on a conference call hosted by Jesse and Eric and a few special guests. If you did not get a chance to hop on that call, you will have another chance this Wednesday. You will then be able to binge listen to the entire album on the band’s world-famous website.

Important reminder that the band will be on tour soon:

Wednesday, May, 13 - Rough Trade, Brooklyn NY SOLD OUT
Thursday, May, 14 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY SOLD OUT
Monday, May, 18 - The Echoplex, Los Angeles CA
Tuesday, May, 19th – Amoeba Records, Los Angeles
Friday, June, 26 - Mr. Smalls, Millvale PA
Saturday, June, 27 –  Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights OH
Sunday, June, 28 - The Loving Touch, Ferndale MI
Tuesday, June, 30 – Madison Live, Covington KY
Wednesday, July, 1 - Firebird, St. Louis MO
Thursday, July, 2 - Vega, Lincoln NE
Friday, July, 3  - Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
Sunday, July, 5 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Tuesday, July, 7 - Electric Owl, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, July, 8 - Neumos, Seattle WA
Thursday, July, 9 - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
Tuesday, July, 14 - The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
Wednesday, July, 15 - Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Friday, July, 17 - Red 7, Austin TX
Saturday, July, 18 - Club Dada, Dallas TX
Sunday, July, 19 - Fitzgerald’s, Houston TX
Tuesday, July, 21 - The Earl, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, July, 22 - The Mothlight, Asheville NC
Thursday, July, 23 - U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
Friday, July, 24 - Voyeur, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, July, 25, The Sinclair, Cambridge MA

Pre-order Highlights now: