VIDEO : Iceage – “Catch It” + North American Dates

(photo by Steve Gullick)

This morning, Iceage release their first new music since 2014 in the form of the self-produced, “Catch It” (recorded at Göteborg, Sweden’s Kungsten Studios by Mattias Glavå) with an accompanying video directed by Adam Hashemi, mostly shot on 8mm in Los Angeles. In addition to previously announced European dates, Iceage kick off a North America tour on May 10 at Seattle’s Nordic Museum (dates and relevant ticket links are below)

preorder / download :  “Catch It”

Tour Dates (new shows in bold)

Saturday, May 5 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NE
Sunday, May 6 Le Botanique, Bruxelles BE
Monday, May 7 Petit Bain, Paris FR
Tuesday, May 8 Scala, London UK
Thursday, May 10 Nordic Museum, Seattle WA
Wednesday, May 16 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Thursday, May 17 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
Friday, May 18 Union Stage, Washington DC
Saturday, May 19 The Camel, Richmond VA
Sunday, May 20 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Monday, May 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Tuesday, May 22 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, May 23 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Thursday, May 24 Santos, New Orleans LA
Friday, May 25 Rockefeller’s, Houston TX
Saturday, May 26 Club Dada, Dallas TX
Sunday, May 27 Barracuda, Austin TX
Tuesday, June 5 The Casbah, San Diego CA *
Wednesday, June 6 The Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA *
Thursday, June 7 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA *
Friday, June 8 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA *
Saturday, June 9 Huichica Music Festival, Sonoma CA
Monday, June 11 Mississippi Studios, Portland OR *
Tuesday, June 12 The Astoria, Vancouver BC*
Thursday, June 14 The Bartlett, Spokane WA *
Friday, June 15 The Rialto, Bozeman MT *
Saturday, June 16 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT *
Sunday, June 17 Bluebird Theater, Denver CO *
Monday, June 18 Waiting Room, Omaha NE *
Tuesday, June 19 7th St Entry, Minneapolis MN *
Wednesday, June 20 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI *
Friday, June 22 El Club, Detroit MI *
Saturday, June 23 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON *
Sunday, June 24 The 27 Club, Ottawa ON *
Monday, June 25 La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC *
Tuesday, June 26 3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH *
Wednesday, June 27 The Sinclair, Boston MA *
Thursday, June 28 Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY *

* w/ Mary Lattimore

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VIDEO : Lucy Dacus – “Addictions”

(photo by Dustin Condren)

Following the announcement of her sophomore effort, ‘Historian’ (out March 2), the album’s 2nd single, “Addictions”, premieres today in the form of Lucy Dacus’ directorial debut. A myassive touring schedule for ‘Historian’ kicks off on release day at Brooklyn’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg (see below).

Stream “Addictions”
Stream “Night Shift”

Preorder ‘Historian’

(Pre-orders from The Matador Store will include ten postcards with individual art by ten different artists. Each postcard is inspired by one of the tracks off of ‘Historian’)

Tour Dates

Friday, March 2 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, March 7 The Southern, Charlottesville VA
Thursday, March 8 Pour House, Charleston SC
Friday, March 9 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Saturday, March 10 The High Watt, Nashville TN
Monday, March 19 Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Tuesday, March 20 Club Congress, Tucson AZ
Wednesday, March 21 The Casbah, San Diego CA
Thursday, March 22 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA
Friday, March 23 The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, March 24 The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Monday, March 26 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Tuesday, March 27 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, March 28 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
Friday, March 30 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, March 31 Globe Hall, Denver CO
Monday, April 2 Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Wednesday, April 4 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
Thursday, April 5 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Friday, April 6 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 7 The HI-FI, Indianapolis IN
Sunday, April 8 The Basement, Columbus OH
Monday, April 9 Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Wednesday, April 11 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Friday, April 13 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, April 14 Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
Thursday, April 19 Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds UK
Friday, April 20 The Hug and Pint, Glasgow UK
Saturday, April 21 Gullivers, Manchester UK
Sunday, April 22 Hare and Hounds 2, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, April 24 Louisiana, Bristol UK
Wednesday, April 25 Omeara, London UK
Thursday, April 26 The Hope and Ruin, Brighton UK
Friday, April 27 Espace B, Paris FR
Monday, April 30 Stengade, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, May 1 Prinzenbar, Hamburg DE
Thursday, May 3 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Friday, May 4 Sugar Factory, Amsterdam NE

 

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Coming February 16 : Car Seat Headrest – ‘Twin Fantasy’ ; “Nervous Young Inhumans” Video Premiere


(photo credit : Dos Rios Films)

Car Seat Headrest fans, new and old alike, will be elated to learn that Will Toledo’s 2011’s Bandcamp masterpiece, ‘Twin Fantasy’, has been re-recorded and re-imagined for release on February 16th (*pre-order breakdown below). With a seven-piece band in tow (including members of Naked Giants), Car Seat Headrest will bring its explosive and live show to Australia, Europe, and select West Coast cities through the first half of 2018, with a full US tour to be announced at a later date.

Today’s album announcement comes with the release of “Nervous Young Inhumans” and its accompanying video, which can be seen above. It is a frenetic, anthemic, split-screen choreographed crescendo, and the result of Toledo’s visionary work as a first-time director.

Toledo always knew he would return to ‘Twin Fantasy’. He never did complete the work. Not really. Never could square his grand ambitions against his mechanical limitations. Listen to his first attempt, recorded at nineteen on a cheap laptop, and you’ll hear what Brian Eno fondly calls “the sound of failure” – thrilling, extraordinary, and singularly compelling failure. Will’s first love, rendered in the vivid teenage viscera of stolen gin, bruised shins, and weird sex, was an event too momentous for the medium assigned to record it.

Even so, even awkward and amateurish, ‘Twin Fantasy’ is deeply, truly adored. Legions of reverent listeners carve rituals out of it: sobbing over “Famous Prophets,” making out to “Cute Thing,” dancing their asses off as “Bodys” climbs higher, higher. The distortion hardly matters. You can hear him just fine. You can hear everything. And you can feel everything: his hope, his despair, his wild overjoy. He’s trusting you – plural you, thousands of you – with the things he can’t say out loud. “I pretended I was drunk when I came out to my friends,” he sings – and then, caught between truths, backtracks: “I never came out to my friends. We were all on Skype, and I laughed and changed the subject.”

You might be imagining an extended diary entry, an angsty transmission from a bygone LiveJournal set to power chords and cranked to eleven. You would be wrong. ‘Twin Fantasy’is not a monologue. ‘Twin Fantasy’ is a conversation. “You know,” he sings, “that I’m mostly singing about you.” This is Will’s greatest strength as a songwriter ; he spins his own story, but he’s always telling yours, too. Between nods to local details – Harper’s Ferry, The Yellow Wallpaper, the Monopoly board collecting dust in his back seat – he leaves room for the fragile stuff of your own life, your own loves. From the very beginning, alone in his bedroom, in his last weeks of high school, he knew he was writing anthems. Someday, he hoped, you and I might sing these words back to him.

“It was never a finished work,” Toledo says, “and it wasn’t until last year that I figured out how to finish it.”
He has, now, the benefit of a bigger budget, a full band in fine form, and endless time to tinker. According to him, it took eight months of mixing just to get the drums right. But this is no shallow second take, sanitized in studio and scrubbed of feeling. This is the album he always wanted to make. It sounds the way he always wanted it to sound.

It’s been hard, stepping into the shoes of his teenage self, walking back to painful places. There are lyrics he wouldn’t write again, an especially sad song he regards as an albatross. But even as he carries the weight of that younger, wounded Toledo, he moves forward. He grows. He revises, gently, the songs we love so much. In the album’s final moments, in those “apologies to future me’s and you’s,” there is more forgiveness than fury.

This, Toledo says, is the most vital difference between the old and the new: he no longer sees his own story as a tragedy.

(STREAM / PREORDER ‘TWIN FANTASY’)

He’s not alone no more. – Peyton Thomas

Tracklist

1. My Boy (Twin Fantasy)
2. Beach Life-In-Death
3. Stop Smoking (We Love You)
4. Sober to Death
5. Nervous Young Inhumans
6. Bodys
7. Cute Thing
8. High to Death
9. Famous Prophets (Stars)
10. Twin Fantasy (Those Boys)

 

* Twin Fantasy Pre-Order Breakdown:
February 16:
Twin Fantasy (2017 version) double LP
Twin Fantasy (2017 version) and Twin Fantasy – Mirror To Mirror (re-mastered 2011 version) double CD
-Twin Fantasy (2017 version) digital album

April 21:
-Record Store Day exclusive of Twin Fantasy – Mirror To Mirror (re-mastered 2011 version) double LP

TBD 2018:
-Twin Fantasy – Mirror To Mirror (re-mastered 2011 version) digital album

tour dates (new shows in bold, on sale on Friday Jan 12. EU dates at 10am GMT and US dates at 10am PST)

Friday, January 26, Rialto Bozeman, MT
Saturday, February 24 Sydney City Limits Fest Sydney AU
Sunday, February 25 Rosemount Perth AU
Wednesday, February 28 Croxton Melbourne AU
Thursday, March 1 The Triffid Brisbane AU
Saturday, March 3 Auckland City Limits Auckland AU
Friday, April 6 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
Sunday, April 8 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Tuesday, April 10 Top Hat Missoula, MT
Wednesday, April 11 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
Thursday, April 12 Real Art Tacoma, WA
Friday, April 13 Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA
Saturday, April 14 Capitol Theater Olympia, WA
Wednesday, May 16 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Friday, May 18 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
Saturday, May 19 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool, UK
Monday, May 21 Junction 2 Cambridge UK
Tuesday, May 22 SWX Bristol, UK
Wednesday, May 23 Roundhouse London, UK
Friday, May 25 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Saturday, May 26 Le Trabendo Paris, France
Monday, May 28 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, May 29 Kantine Koln, Germany
Wednesday, May 30 Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, May 31 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany

Car Seat Headrest online:

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Belle and Sebastian – “The Same Star”, from ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’ EP2

Belle and Sebastian kick off 2018 with shimmering new single “The Same Star.” Taken from Part 2 of the band’s new trilogy of EPs, ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems, the Sarah Martin penned, Leo Abrahams produced song brings together breezy guitars, feel-good rhythm and Martin’s bittersweet vocals for another showcase of the infectious, inquisitive and timeless pop on the band’s latest work.

The band concluded 2017 in festive fashion, with UK radio sessions for Lauren Laverne on 6 Music (listen HERE), Jo Whiley on Radio 2 (listen from 1:11:50 here), and BBC Radio Scotland’s The Quay Sessions, where they performed a special cover of The Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping.”

Belle and Sebastian will embark on UK and European tour dates through February and March and all upcoming dates can be found below.

Recalling their 1997 release of three consecutive EPs, ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’, has the classic blend of joy and melancholy and idiosyncratic spirit that has always characterised Belle and Sebastian. A double album’s worth of music – richly melodic, deliciously literate, as gentle as a summer stream but as insistent as a river – How To Solve Our Human Problems is both an era of its own, and part of a long, rich history.

The 3×12″ ‘How To Solve Our Human Problem’ boxset is available with two different purchase options ; you can buy the set as a subscription which will ship an EP to your door each month, starting with the first EP today, the second EP on January 19th and the third EP and box + poster on Febraury 16th.)

OR you can buy the 3×12″ boxset as a complete set, which will ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.
Alternatively, you may purchase a CD compilation of the 3 EPs, which will also ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.

The 3 EPs are also available individually, without the boxset and poster, on each of the dates listed above. You can buy EP 1 HERE, EP 2 HERE and EP 3 HERE.

(UK orders
EU orders)

Tour Dates :

Mon – 05-Feb – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue – 06-Feb – France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed – 07-Feb – France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri – 09-Feb – France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun – 11-Feb – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon – 12-Feb – Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue – 13-Feb – Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed – 14-Feb – Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri – 16-Feb – Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat – 17-Feb – Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun – 18-Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon – 19-Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed – 21-Feb – Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu – 22-Feb – Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri – 23-Feb – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat – 24-Feb – Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue – 06-Mar – UK, Cornwall Truro Hall *
Thu – 08-Mar – Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre *
Fri – 09-Mar – Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre *
Sat – 10-Mar – UK, Nottingham Rock City *
Mon – 12-Mar – UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall *
Tue – 13-Mar – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange *
Thu – 15-Mar – UK, Brighton Dome *
Fri – 16-Mar – UK, London Troxy *
Sat – 17-Mar – UK, London Troxy *
Mon – 19-Mar – UK, Liverpool Philharmonic *
Tue – 20-Mar – UK, York Opera House *
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage *
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall *
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall *
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St *

(* – Julien Baker supports)

Belle and Sebastian online:
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VIDEO – Belle and Sebastian – “I’ll Be Your Pilot”, ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’, EP1 Out Today

Belle and Sebastian release the first installment of their new triumvirate of EPs today (December 8), ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’. You can stream the five-track EP in full HERE, including recent single “We Were Beautiful.”

Alongside the release, Tidal are presenting a new video for “I’ll Be Your Pilot,” the latest single taken from the EP series, as a special, weeklong exclusive. A 60-second trailer of the video is embeddable HERE, and the full version is viewable exclusively on Tidal HERE.

Directed by Michael Sherrington, the gently poetic video corresponds with the signature B&S artwork that accompanies the EPs, with a simple yet moving collage of individuals that echoes the spectrum of human emotion.

The 3×12″ ‘How To Solve Our Human Problem’ boxset is available with two different purchase options ; you can buy the set as a subscription which will ship an EP to your door each month, starting with the first EP today, the second EP on January 19th and the third EP and box + poster on Febraury 16th.)

OR you can buy the 3×12″ boxset as a complete set, which will ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.
Alternatively, you may purchase a CD compilation of the 3 EPs, which will also ship to arrive on February 16th, 2018.

The 3 EPs are also available individually, without the boxset and poster, on each of the dates listed above. You can buy EP 1 HERE, EP 2 HERE and EP 3 HERE.

(UK orders
EU orders)

Tour Dates :

Mon – 05-Feb – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue – 06-Feb – France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed – 07-Feb – France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri – 09-Feb – France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun – 11-Feb – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon – 12-Feb – Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue – 13-Feb – Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed – 14-Feb – Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri – 16-Feb – Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat – 17-Feb – Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun – 18-Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon – 19-Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed – 21-Feb – Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu – 22-Feb – Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri – 23-Feb – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat – 24-Feb – Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue – 06-Mar – UK, Cornwall Truro Hall
Thu – 08-Mar – Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre
Fri – 09-Mar – Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Sat – 10-Mar – UK, Nottingham Rock City
Mon – 12-Mar – UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue – 13-Mar – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu – 15-Mar – UK, Brighton Dome
Fri – 16-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Sat – 17-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Mon – 19-Mar – UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue – 20-Mar – UK, York Opera House
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St

Belle and Sebastian online:
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VIDEO: “The Way You Used To Do” (directed by Jonas Akerlund), Ellen Performance Announced

The music video for “The Way You Used To Do” is officially out worldwide today. This might be old news to you if you have an Apple Music account or are some kind of hacker where no paywalls can stop you.

Follow the band on YouTube HERE.

Buy/stream Villains HERE.

When the Jonas Akerlund-directed (and Josh Homme-dancedhisassoff) video was first released back in August, Villians had yet to be released. At this point the band has been around the world touring nonstop, and they don’t have any plans to slow down. (I broke a sweat typing all the tour dates below, just imagine how they feel.)

In other news, Queens of the Stone Age will be back on television, this time appearing on Ellen on December 14th. Check your local listings for specific air times and get it on your calendar.

TOUR DATES (visit qotsa.com for ticket links – all dates below are currently on sale EXCEPT for Austin. Onsale for that date begins today at 10am local time.)
11/18/17 SSE Arena Wembley, London UK ~
11/19/17 Manchester Arena, Manchester UK (SOLD OUT) ~
11/21/17 The O2 Arena, London UK ~
11/23/17 Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK (SOLD OUT) ~
11/24/17 3Arena Dublin, IE (SOLD OUT) ~
12/02/17 WKQX The Nights We Stole XMAS, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
12/03/17 93X Nutcracker, St. Paul, MN (SOLD OUT)
12/09/17 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
1/22/18 Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC #
1/24/18 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC #
1/25/18 KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA #
1/26/18 Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR #
1/27/18 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR #
1/29/18 Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA #
1/30/18 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA #
2/1/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
2/16/18 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, NV
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA +
2/21/18 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
2/25/18 Maracana, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil ^
2/27/18 Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brasil ^
3/02/18 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brasil ^
3/04/18 Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brasil ^
3/07/18 Velez, Buenos Aires, Argentina ^
3/10/18 Palacio de Los Deportes, Bogota, Colombia
3/17-18/18 Vive Latino, Mexico City, Mexico
3/21/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)
3/22/18 The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA (SOLD OUT)
3/28/18 The Republik, Honolulu, HI
4/24/18 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX ** on sale 11/17 at 10am local
4/25/18 The Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, Irving, TX **
4/26/18 Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA **
4/27/18 Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA **
4/27-29/18 Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville, FL
5/1/18 Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL **
5/2/18 Mahaffey Theater, Saint Petersburg, FL **
5/17/18 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB +
5/18/18 Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB +
5/20/18 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB +
5/22/18 Breese Stevens Field, Madison, WI +
5/24/18 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON +
5/25/18 Rochester Dome Arena, Rochester, NY +
6/7-9/18 Northside Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
6/12/18 Bergenfest, Bergen, Norway
6/25/18 InMusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
7/12-14/18  Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
7/13/18 Nos Alive, Lisbon, Portual

^ w/ Foo Fighters
~
w/ Broncho
+ w/ Royal Blood
* w/ Ty Segall
** w/ Wolf Alice
# w/ Eagles of Death Metal

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Video : Spoon – “Do I Have To Talk You Into It”

Earlier this morning, Gizmodo premiered the latest video from Spoon’s phenomenal ‘Hot Thoughts’, “Do I Have To Talk You Into It”, directed by Brook Linder.  On the heels of last Friday’s ‘Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga’ 10th Anniversary reissue, Spoon return to Europe in early November (dates below), with their North American run recommencing with a pair of sold out shows at Brooklyn Steel at the end of the month.

order/stream ‘Hot Thoughts’
order stream ‘Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga’

Tour Dates (NEW SHOW IN BOLD) :

Thursday, November 2 
Orangerie at Botanique, Brussels BE*
Monday, November 6 Concorde 2, Brighton UK*
Tuesday, November 7 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool UK*
Wednesday, November 9 The Junction, Cambridge UK*
Saturday, November 11 Kaserne, Basel CH*
Sunday, November 12 Santeria Social Club, Milano IT*
Tuesday, November 14 Sala Apolo, Barcelona, ES*
Wednesday, November 15 La Riviera, Madrid, ES*
Thursday, November 16 Porto Coliseum, Porto, PT*
Friday, November 17 Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT*
Tuesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY 
(SOLD OUT)+
Wednesday, November 29 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)+
Friday, December 1 The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsee NY
Sunday, December 3 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsberg PA
Tuesday, December 5 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Wednesday, December 6 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington VT
Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC 
(SOLD OUT)
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, January 12 Showbox Seattle, WA &
Saturday, January 13 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR &
Monday, January 15 Jam Cellars Napa, CA &
Wednesday, January 17 The Masonic San Francisco, CA &
Thursday, January 18 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA &Friday, January 19 The Forum (iHeart Radio ALTerEgo) Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, January 20 Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV &

& w/ White Reaper
+ w/ Ron Gallo
* w/ Husky Loops


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VIDEO : Julien Baker – “Turn Out The Lights”

We’re pleased to premiere the 2nd video from Julien Baker’s long-awaited 2nd album, the titular track “Turn Out The Lights”, directed by Sophia Peer.

‘Turn Out The Lights’ is out October 27, with Baker’s US tour starting tomorrow night in Atlanta.  YUou can hear her appearance on last Saturday night’s season premiere edition of “Prairie Home Companion” here.

preorder ‘Turn Out The Lights’
preorder ‘Turn Out The Lights’ from The Matador Store LP version with or without a bundled t-shirt or on compact disc.

Julien Baker on tour :

10/12 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade +
10/13 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom + (SOLD OUT)
10/14 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle +
10/15 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater +
10/17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +
10/18 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre +
10/20 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre +
10/21 – Minneapolis MN – Cedar Cultural Center +
10/22 – Chicago IL – Thalia Hall +
10/24 – Toronto ONT – Opera House +
10/25 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount +
10/27 – New York, NY – Town Hall +
10/28 – Somerville, MA – Somerville Theatre + (SOLD OUT)
10/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
11/03 – The Hague, NL – Crossing Border Festival
11/04 – Utrecht, NL – Ekko
11/06 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern
11/07 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
11/08 – Glasgow, UK – CCA
11/09 – Dublin, IE – Whelans
11/10 – London, UK – Union Chapel *SOLD OUT*
11/12 – Brussels, BE – Autumn Falls
11/13 – Paris, FR – Les Etoiles
11/14 – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen Neukolln
11/15 – Hamburg, DE – Uebel & Gefahrlich
11/16 – Düsseldorf, DE – New Fall Festival
11/17 – Madrid, ES – El Sol
11/18 – Braga, PT – Theatro Circo
11/19 – Barcelona, ES – La De Apolo
11/29 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre*
11/30 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works*
12/01 – Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall *
12/02 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall +
12/04 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre +
12/06 – Missoula MT – Top Hat +
12/07 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett +
12/08 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre +
12/09 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre +
12/10 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater +
12/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore +
12/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Palace Theatre +
12/15 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic +
12/16 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom +
12/18 – Austin, TX – Emo’s +
12/19 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater +
12/20 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater +

+ Half Waif supports
* – David Bazan supports


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VIDEO : Spoon – “I Ain’t The One” + January West Coast Dates


“I Ain’t The One” – directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard

In addition to announcing Western US and Canada dates in January (see below), this morning Spoon release the latest video from album-of-the-year candidate ‘Hot Thoughts’, the brooding “I Ain’t The One”, directed & shot in London earlier this year by the directorial team of Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard

Spoon on tour (new dates in bold)

Thursday, October 5 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver CO $
Saturday, October 7 Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 10 Aztec Theatre, San Antonio TX*
Wednesday, October 11 Cains Ballroom, Tulsa OK*
Thursday, October 12 House of Blues, Dallas TX*
Friday, October 13 Stubb’s, Austin TX
Saturday, Octoebr 14, Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 17 House of Blues, New Orleans LA*
Wednesday, October 18 Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN*
Friday, October 20 Music Farm, Columbia SC
Saturday, October 21 Mavericks, Jacksonville FL
Thursday, November 2 Orangerie at Botanique, Brussels BE
Monday, November 6 Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Tuesday, November 7 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool UK
Wednesday, November 9 The Junction, Cambridge UK
Saturday, November 11 Kaserne, Basel CH
Sunday, November 12 Santeria Social Club, Milano IT
Tuesday, November 14 Sala Apolo, Barcelona, ES
Wednesday, November 15 La Riviera, Madrid, ES
Thursday, November 16 Porto Coliseum, Porto, PT
Friday, November 17 Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT
Tuesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November 29 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Friday, December 1 The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsee NY
Sunday, December 3 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsberg PA
Tuesday, December 5 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Wednesday, December 6 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington VT
Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Friday, January 12 Showbox Seattle, WA&
Saturday, January 13 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR&
Monday, January 15 Jam Cellars Napa, CA&
Wednesday, January 17 The Masonic San Francisco, CA&
Thursday, January 18 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara, CA&
Saturday January 20 Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
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& w/ White Reaper

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VIDEO: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile + “Continental Breakfast” + Amoeba Hollywood In-Store Announced

This morning, we’re happy to share the next take from the upcoming album from Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice. The video for “Continental Breakfast” was directed by Danny Cohen (@DannyZCohen), who was also behind the lens for the “Over Everything” video released last month. This new video also spans a great distance (does not get much further than Melbourne and Philly. It’s a really special video and we don’t throw that world around too much. Watch and you’ll see why.

Director Danny Cohen says:
‘Continental Breakfast’ was made while spending time with Courtney and Kurt in Melbourne and Philadelphia, it’s an intimate home movie into their lives and the time spent with family and friends between recording /touring. Shot on 16mm, the mini-documentary captures honest moments that show the loving and playful nature of both Courtney and Kurt. It was such a treat to experience life with Courtney and Kurt in their natural habitats. It really left me feeling like part of the family and hopefully fans can feel that too.
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More Courtney and Kurt news comes from Amoeba Hollywood, where they just announced an in-store on Thursday, October 12th. Fans can attend the in-store by picking up Lotta Sea Lice a day early at Amoeba Hollywood starting on Thursday October 12. More details can be found on the flyer below or head to Amoeba.com.

More Kurt-specific news comes from the Matador store. Grab Lotta Sea Lice, along with Kurt’s past 3 full-length albums for the low price of $60. We’ll even throw in free media mail shipping for customers in the US! (shipping discount applied at checkout)

TOUR DATES
Sunday, October 8 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, October 11 – House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
Saturday, October 14 – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 15 – Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, October 18 – Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
Friday, October 20 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
Saturday, October 21 – Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 22 – The Showbox, Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 25 – Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, October 26 – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Friday, October 27 – Rockerfeller Chapel, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 28 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 30 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
Tuesday, October 31 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, November 1 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, November 3 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
Saturday, November 4 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Thursday, November 9 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Friday, November 10 – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
Saturday, November 11 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, TX (SOLD OUT)

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Belle & Sebastian release new video for ‘We Were Beautiful’ + EU tour dates

Filmed in Glasgow and directed by Blair Young of The Forest of Black, the new video for the latest Belle & Sebastian single – ‘We Were Beautiful’ – puts glorious Glasgow on a palette and mixes together the peaks and lulls of emotion & colour felt through ordinary city living.

Alongside the video accompaniment to the already released single is a slate of new European dates across February and March of next year.

The wake of a new single and now a new video would suggest a gearing-up of sorts from Glasgow’s treasured sons & daughters. What next?

Tour Dates:

Mon – 05-Feb – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue – 06-Feb – France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed – 07-Feb – France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri – 09-Feb – France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun – 11-Feb – Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon – 12-Feb – Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue – 13-Feb – Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed – 14-Feb – Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri – 16-Feb – Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat – 17-Feb – Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun – 18-Feb – Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon – 19-Feb – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed – 21-Feb – Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu – 22-Feb – Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri – 23-Feb – Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat – 24-Feb – Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue – 06-Mar – UK, Cornwall Truro Hall
Thu – 08-Mar – Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre
Fri – 09-Mar – Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Sat – 10-Mar – UK, Nottingham Rock City
Mon – 12-Mar – UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue – 13-Mar – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu – 15-Mar – UK, Brighton Dome
Fri – 16-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Sat – 17-Mar – UK, London Troxy
Mon – 19-Mar – UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue – 20-Mar – UK, York Opera House
Thu – 22-Mar – UK, Gateshead Sage
Fri – 23-Mar – Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall
Sat – 24-Mar – Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Mon – 26-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St
Tue – 27-Mar – Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St

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VIDEO : Julien Baker – “Appointments”

Julien Baker – “Appointments” – directed by Sophia Peer
From the album ‘Turn Out The Lights’, out October 27


“Making the ‘Appointments’ video was an incredibly special experience because I got the pleasure of collaborating with artists I admire and to see them apply their creativity and talent to something I made,” says Baker. “I’ve known Christina McKinney (choreographer), as well as a few of the dancers, since I was a kid. I’ve always been fascinated with how that art form works in tandem with music; it was amazing to see the vision that Christina had for the song, how she interpreted the sounds as movement, and then to see how Sophia chose to portray and capture it all.

“It felt very full circle to return to Memphis to work on this, I’m so proud of Memphis and wanted to show off the immense artistry that I see there. Not only were Christina and many of the characters in the video friends, but the crew also included many people I have known and worked with for years. All the scenes and locations are also central to Memphis, I think Sophia did such a good job of preserving the intimate feel of the video by shooting it with people/in locations that had significance to me, and I’m so thankful. The most gratifying part of making music is its ability to be shared and belong to more people than myself, and it was very meaningful to make something with and for other people, to take something as personal as this song and invite others in, allow them to contribute their ‘thing,’ whatever it may be.” – Julien Baker

(photo by Nolan Knight)

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Julien Baker on tour :

09/20 Chicago, IL @ Amnesty International & Sofar Sounds Give A Home show
09/21 Champaign, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival 2017
10/10 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium #
10/12 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade +
10/13 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom +
10/14 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle +
10/15 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater +
10/17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +
10/18 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre +
10/20 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre +
10/25 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount +
10/27 – New York, NY – Town Hall +
10/28 – Somerville, MA – Somerville Theatre +
10/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
11/03 – The Hague, NL – Crossing Border Festival
11/04 – Utrecht, NL – Ekko
11/06 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern
11/07 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
11/08 – Glasgow, UK – CCA
11/09 – Dublin, IE – Whelans
11/10 – London, UK – Union Chapel *SOLD OUT*
11/12 – Brussels, BE – Autumn Falls
11/13 – Paris, FR – Les Etoiles
11/14 – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen Neukolln
11/15 – Hamburg, DE – Uebel & Gefahrlich
11/16 – Düsseldorf, DE – New Fall Festival
11/17 – Madrid, ES – El Sol
11/18 – Braga, PT – Theatro Circo
11/19 – Barcelona, ES – La De Apolo
11/29 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre*
11/30 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works*
12/01 – Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge*
12/02 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall +
12/04 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre +
12/07 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett +
12/08 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre +
12/09 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre +
12/10 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater +
12/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore +
12/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Palace Theatre +
12/15 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic +
12/16 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom +
12/18 – Austin, TX – Emo’s +
12/19 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater +
12/20 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater +

# – with Jason Isbell
+ Half Waif supports
* – David Bazan supports


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Behind The Scenes Of Queens of the Stone Age’s “The Way You Used To Do” Video

“The Way You Used To Do” can be found on Queens of the Stone Age’s new album, ‘Villains’. The above glimpse behind the scenes of Jonas Akerlund’s insane video for said song is directed by Andreas Neumann with camera work by Jason Adler. The official video for “The Way You Used To Do” is exclusively available via Apple Music.


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King Krule is BACK – ‘Czech One’ Official Video + Massive North American Tour Announcement

There’s some extremely exciting news from True Panther out and around the internet today. King Krule is back with an incredible video (directed by Frank Lebon) as well as a huge run of North American tour dates this fall. Bask in the undeniable glow of Czech One… below. (Or should I say above?)

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 
10/21 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/26 – Boston, MA – Paradise
10/28 – Montreal, CAN – Corona Theatre
10/29 – Toronto, CAN – Danforth Music Hall
10/30 – Chicago, IL – Metro
10/31 – Minneapolis, MN – First Line Music Cafe
11/3 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/4 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/5 – Vancouver, CAN – Vogue Theatre
11/7 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
11/9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11/11 – Long Beach, CA – Tropicalia Festival

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VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age – “The Way You Used To Do” – Watch Now At Apple Music

(photo by Andreas Neumann)

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – “THE WAY YOU USED TO DO” VIDEO 
ALL HELLZAPOPPIN’ BREAKS LOOSE IN SATANIC DANCE PRODUCTION
WRITTEN BY JOSHUA HOMME & DIRECTED BY JONAS AKERLUND
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT APPLE MUSIC

“Dancing and headbanging are truly individualistic expressions of losing oneself fully in appreciation of music—who better to combine these things into a singular vision than someone who’s directed Madonna and Lady Gaga videos–and also happens to have been a member of Bathory?”—Joshua Homme

“The Way You Used To Do,” the recently released first single from Queens Of The Stone Age’s ominously approaching seventh album ‘Villains’, has been realized as a fever dream Satanic dance ritual extravaganza—featuring QOTSA founder and frontman Joshua Homme lighter on his feet and darker in his soul than ever before.

Conceived by Homme, directed by Jonas Akerlund and produced by Serial Pictures, “The Way You Used To Do,” somehow fit its multiple sets, wardrobe changes and intricate dance routines into one day of shooting August 8th in Los Angeles. Considering potential reactions to the sinister shuffle of “The Way We Used To Do” being translated into a panoramic soul-selling dance trip, Homme says “It’s our way of paying tribute to Cab Calloway and the film Hellzapoppin’. I fully realize that may be a little more than some are open to, and that’s perfectly fine with me. There’s the door. If some of the more close-minded are gently pruned, that just leaves more room on the dance floor for the open-minded ones to get loose. That’s been the spirit of Queens Of The Stone Age and the space we’ve worked to create from day one.”

‘Villains’ is co-produced by Mark Ronson and will be released worldwide on August 25th. 

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Algiers – “Cleveland” (Official Video) + New Worldwide Tour Dates

Tomorrow Algiers will begin an extensive North American tour in support of The Underside Of Power. The band have been opening for Depeche Mode in stadiums across Europe the past several weeks, not to mention being spotted in an undisclosed studio location with a disclosed collaborator.

This morning band have just released the official video for album centerpiece “Cleveland” which features the principles of the Black Panthers and was filmed in Staten Island and East new York where Eric Garner and Akai Gurley were murdered by police.

Interlaced with the principles of the Black Panthers’ Ten-Point Program, the video sees frontman and lyricist Franklin James Fisher, who self-directed the video with Marisa Gesualdi and Sam Campbell, between Staten Island and the Pink Houses project in East New York, where Eric Garner and Akai Gurley were killed at the hands of New York City Police Department. The lyrics and title summon Kindra Chapman, Andre Jones, Lennon Lacy, Sandra Bland, Roosevelt Pernell, Keith Warren, Alfred Wright and Tamir Rice, similarly victims of state sanctioned violence, making for a powerful and uncompromising message of resistance and defiance as well as a life-affirming tribute. Fisher also met the family of Eric Garner (photo below) to open a conversation on future support for the community:

“A recurring theme in our music is the idea of injustice and the bitter understanding that obtaining justice in this world is all but impossible–particularly for black and brown people.”
-frontman and lyricist Franklin James Fisher

Please follow the links below for more information and to see how you can help:

KINDRA CHAPMAN

ANDRE JONES

LENNON LACY

SANDRA BLAND

ROOSEVELT PERNELL

KEITH WARREN

ALFRED WRIGHT

TAMIR RICE

ERIC GARNER

AKAI GURLEY

PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE COMMITTEE

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER 

NATIONAL POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT

BLACK LIVES MATTER

TOUR DATES
7/13 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt
7/14 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
7/15 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
7/17 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
7/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
7/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel &
7/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
7/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
7/24 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
9/13 – Albany, NY – The Hollow ^
9/14 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room ^
9/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall ^
9/16 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop ^
9/18 – Nashville, TN – Mercury Ballroom ^
9/21 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn ^
9/22 – New Orleans, LA – Hi-Ho Lounge ^
9/23 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ^
9/24 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
9/25 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage ^
9/26 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger ^
9/28 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf ^
9/29 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom ^
9/30 – Santa Barbara, CA – SoHo Club ^
10/1 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
10/15 – Atlanta, GA – Afropunk Festival
11/1 – Eindhoven, NL – Lichting @ Alstadt
11/2 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
11/3 – Bielefeld, DE – NR. Z. P.
11/5 – Dresden, DE – Beatpol
11/6 – Berlin, DE – Lido
11/8 – Poznan, PL – Meskalina
11/9 – Warsaw, PL – NIEBO
11/10 – Wroclaw, PL – Firlej
11/11 – Prague, CZ – Klub 007
11/13 – Turin, IT – Astoria Club
11/14 – Nimes, FR – Paloma
11/15 – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz 2
11/16 – Lyon, FR – La Marche Gare
11/17 – Bern, CH – Saint Ghetto Festival
11/18 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
11/19 – Brussels, BE – Botanique/Witloof Bar
11/20 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
11/22 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
11/23 – Liverpool, UK – Magnet
11/24 – Glasgow, UK – Fred Paton Daycare
11/27 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Community Room
11/29 – London, UK – Moth Club
11/30 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
12/2 – Dublin, IE – Grand Social

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STREAM Algiers’ “Cleveland” (From ‘The Underside Of Power’)

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“A recurring theme in our music is the idea of injustice and the bitter understanding that obtaining justice in this world is all but impossible–particularly for black and brown people. I wanted the song to sound like the Final Judgement in the Bible, wherein the wicked are judged and condemned by the righteous with all the ‘weeping and gnashing of teeth,’ of the damned when justice is finally realized. This translates in the ‘solo’ section of the song. It consists of various recordings of people inconsolably crying and weeping while the guitar and lead vocal mirror their contortions. If you’ve ever witnessed something like that in real life, sound of a person’s sorrow is equal parts frightening and musical.” – Franklin James Fisher

We’re 10 days away from the global release of Algiers’ hotly anticipated 2nd album, the Adrian Utely-produced ‘The Underside Of Power’, and with that in mind, here’s the premiere of another track from this crucial work, “Cleveland”. Algiers’ updated tour itinerary, with headlining North American dates starting July 13 following European stadium shows supporting Depeche Mode, can be found below.

Preorder or stream ‘The Underside Of Power’

TOUR DATES
Monday, June 12 – HDI Arena, Hannover, DE *
Thursday, June 15 – Secret Show, Paris, FR
Saturday, June 17 – Kiff, Aarau, CH
Sunday, June 18 – Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich, CH *
Tuesday, June 20 – Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, DE *
Thursday, June 22 – Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, DE *
Friday, June 23 – Musik & Freiden, Berlin, DE
Sunday, June 25 – Stadio Olimpico, Rome, IT *
Monday, June 26 – Santeria Social Club, Milan, IT
Tuesday, June 27 – Stadio San Siro, Milan, IT *
Thursday, June 29 – Dall;Ara, Bologna, IT *
Saturday, July 1 – Stade de France, St. Denis, FR *
Tuesday, July 4 – Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, DE *
Thursday, July 13 – Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
Friday, July 14 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Saturday, July 15 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
Monday, July 17 – Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
Tuesday, July 18 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, July 22 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, July 23 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, July 24 – Black Cat, Washington, DC

* denotes w/ Depeche Mode

Perfume Genius – “Die 4 U” Video, Interview on NPR’s “Morning Edition”

“Die 4 You” – directed by Floria Sigismondi

Following last Friday’s appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and the release of the 4th Perfume Genius album, ‘No Shape’ to nearly universal acclaim, we’re pleased to present the album’s 2nd music video, “Die For You”, directed by Floria Sigismondi and featuring sculpture from Rosa Verloop. A massive worldwide tour itinerary (as shown below) commences tomorrow night (Wednesday) at Detroit’s Magic Stick.

Below, you can hear Mike Hadreas interviewed by NPR’s Barton Girdwood, from Tuesday’s broadcast of “Morning Edition”

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TOUR DATES
Wednesday, May 10 – Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit MI*
Thursday, May 11 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON*
Friday, May 12 – Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, May 13 – Royale, Boston MA*
Monday, May 15 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC*
Tuesday, May 16 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, May 18 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, May 19 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Saturday, May 20 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA*
Sunday, May 21 – Exit/In, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, May 23 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
June 8 – Heaven – London, UK – Tickets
June 9 – AB Club – Brussels BE – Tickets
June 11 – We Love Green Festival – Paris FR – Tickets
June 13 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam NE – Tickets
June 14 – Berghain/Kantine – Berlin DE – Tickets
Friday June 16, Eaux Claires Festival, Eaux Claires, WI
Saturday, July 15 – Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 – Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Tuesday, July 18 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 23 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle WA
August 10-11 – Way Out West – Gothenburg, Sweden
August 11-12 – Haven Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, August 18 – Pukkelpop, Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 – End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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Coming June 23 : Algiers’ ‘The Underside Of Power’

(photo by Joe Dilworth)

“The Underside Of Power”

(directed, produced and edited by Henry Busby and Marcus Tortorici)

Hot on the heels of NPR premiering the album’s title track earlier this morning, we’re very proud to announce the release of Algiers‘ long-awaited 2nd album, ‘The Underside Of Power’ (June 23). LP preorders (starting today) will include the limited edition “Walk Like A Panther” 7″ and 16 page ‘zine created by Algiers.

Produced by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Ali Chant, mixed by Randall Dunn (Sunn O)))), with post-production by Ben Greenberg (Uniform, Hubble), ‘The Underside Of Power’ zooms across a musical landscape including but not limited to Southern rap to British grime to horror movie soundtracks to late-70s English industrial to Northern Soul. In the wake of our current political climate, Algiers cast a withering gaze on subject matter ranging from oppression, whiteness, police brutality, dystopia, and hegemonic power structures.

Now a four-piece, with the addition of Bloc Party’s Matt Tong on drums, the Atlanta-London-NYC band will bring their intense live show to major East and West Coast markets this summer, following an previously announced arena & stadium tour with Depeche Mode in Europe.

TRACKLISTING
1. Walk Like A Panther
2. Cry Of The Martyrs
3. The Underside Of Power
4. Death March
5. A Murmur. A Sign.
6. Mme Rieux
7. Cleveland
8. Animals
9. Plague Years
10. A Hymn For An Average Man
11. Bury Me Standing
12. The Cycle/The Spiral: Time to Go Down Slowly

PRE-ORDER / stream : ‘The Underside Of Power’ / stream

preorder specials : “Walk Like A Panther” b/w “Walk Like A Panther” (Uniform remix) 7″ + 16 page zine, exclusively available with LP preorders from The Matador Store

UK : Brighton’s Resident Records have an exclusive cream vinyl edition with cover art designed by Algiers – preorder here.

on tour (new shows in bold) :

Tuesday, June 6 – Patterns, Brighton UK
Wednesday, June 7 – Shacklewell Arms, London UK –

Sunday, June 11 – HDI Arena, Hannover, DE *
Monday, June 12 – HDI Arena, Hannover, DE *
Thursday, June 15 – Secret Venue, Paris, FR
Saturday, June 17 – Kiff, Aarau, CH
Sunday, June 18 – Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich, CH *
Tuesday, June 20 – Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, DE *
Thursday, June 22 – Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, DE *
Friday, June 23 – Musik & Freiden, Berlin, DE
Sunday, June 25 – Stadio Olimpico, Rome, IT *
Monday, June 26 – Santeria Social Club, Milan, IT
Tuesday, June 27 – Stadio San Siro, Milan, IT *
Thursday, June 29 – Dall;Ara, Bologna, IT *
Saturday, July 1 – Stade de France, St. Denis, FR *
Tuesday, July 4 – Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, DE *
Thursday, July 13 – Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
Friday, July 14 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Saturday, July 15 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
Monday, July 17 – Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
Tuesday, July 18 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, July 22 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, July 23 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, July 24 – Black Cat, Washington, DC

* – supporting Depeche Mode

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This is the musical response that dark times demand, one that not only shakes its fist but deploys it. Locally-informed global citizens, Algiers refuse to sit idly by while most contemporary artists appear perfectly content to sit out the revolution. Not only do Algiers harbor a purposeful sense of obligation in what they do on their latest resistance record The Underside Of Power, but they recognize the roots and thorns of precedent in said resistance.

“This album was recorded in a political environment that collapses the late 70s economic crisis and the looming onslaught of arch-conservative neoliberalism, via Thatcher and Reagan, into the late 1930s, a world riven by fascist nationalism and white power fantasies in the US and abroad,” says bassist Ryan Mahan. Their shared experiences and collective understanding of this rising tide of sinister politics compels them to make music together, to combat the potentially crippling waves of frustration and despair to let out a soulful roar, a call-to-action set to an eclectic, positively electric beat.

The inclination to do otherwise is one worth fighting. Take Algiers frontman Franklin James Fisher, for example. Writing incendiary and even beauteous lyrics from inside a Manhattan nightclub’s coat check room, enduring the same damn songs thumping away nightly in the next room for the pleasures of a predominantly white audience, he tends to see the bigger picture as well as its pointillistic details.

“This nightclub is every nightclub in the world, basically. Whatever is being played there, whatever is happening there is happening everywhere else in the world,” he says. “It’s as if the entire history of music is boiled down to these fifteen artists–and I use the term loosely,” he says with an exasperated, dismissive sneer. With the world burning outside, a generation’s obliviously privileged dances to a carbon copied soundtrack.

It speaks volumes that a black man in America with an expensive Master’s degree–and all its overwhelming personal debt–finds himself picking up shifts at such a place that literally manifests the culture industry’s exploitation and commodification of black experience. An aptly unjust fate, Fisher is confined to an enclosed space while others move their feet freely mere steps away from him. “You have to find ways of getting through it without completely losing your mind. Luckily I’m able to escape inside my own head.”

Fortunately, the multiracial quartet Algiers provides more than mere distraction, but rather a revelatory creative release and wholesale rejection of the globally normative corporate playlist culture. Poke at the seasoned members’ bruised flesh, and out come wafting touchpoints as disparate and intriguing as Big Black, Wendy Carlos, John Carpenter, Cybotron, The Four Tops, Portishead, Public Image Limited, Steve Reich, and Nina Simone, to name but a few. Deep echoes of Black Lives Matter and its 20th century forbears gather, surge, and subside in their often soulful work, a form of principled, acute dissent more interested in learning from the past than in evoking nostalgia.

And while many artists seem uninterested or even afraid to fully engage with these potent topics in song, Algiers has zero qualms about taking a direct approach. “We’re fortunate enough now where we’re able to openly talk about racist, violent police and murderous state structures,” says Mahan. “When we were growing up in the South, these critiques of class and race oppression were largely and sometimes violently suppressed. It’s why we take inspiration from the Panthers or the Chicano movement, to name two.”

Adding to this Casbah rocking mix of ideas is the relatively recent inclusion of drummer Matt Tong, formerly of Bloc Party. Joining the group for the touring cycle following their prior album, he’d spent time gelling with the original trio as a core component of their simply ferocious live sets to understand and help shape the dynamic. For a band that seems to revel and thrive in flux, Tong’s substantial role in the making of The Underside Of Power worked out well.

Beyond the technical necessities living their respective lives both in and outside of music, Algiers’ continued deviation from a more traditional band approach created a more versatile sound, one that better incorporates a collective and respective panoply of influences and styles.

Some of this is informed by their choice of collaborators in this process, a crew that includes Adrian Utley [Portishead], Ben Greenberg [Uniform, The Men], Randall Dunn [Sunn 0)))], among others. Pick any track off The Underside of Power and the reference points expand exponentially, a dizzying and thrilling Recommended-If-You-Like list that would consume a series of afternoons.

Featuring a fully-sanctioned sample of slain Black Panther Fred Hampton, the revolutionary “Walk Like A Panther” presents an alternate reality where Adrian Sherwood produced Yeezus instead of Rick Rubin, with Fisher bellowing justifiable threats over a storm of formidable sonics. “Death March” fuses post-punk primacy to the Italo-horror tradition, in an effort to mirror a looming and perpetual sense of modern dread. Elsewhere, the raucous “Cleveland” turns into a full-on demonstration, with names of victims of institutionally sanctioned racial violence like Sandra Bland and Tamir Rice invoked over a neck-snapping electro beat.

The dangerously poppy title track finds a glorious midpoint between Suicide and The Temptations, making for the catchiest expression of outrage this side of the ‘70s. A molotov cocktail of a single, that particular song represents a potential paradox for Algiers, the maintaining of a renegade righteousness in the midst of a peppy soul tune. “It’s more important than ever in this particular time, but it’s something we’ve never shied away from,” says Tesche.

The band doesn’t concern themselves with that risk. “No matter what your messaging is, you can’t control what people will or won’t take away from it,” says Mahan. “The only thing you can do is put stuff of substance out there.” – Gary Suarez

Spoon – “Hot Thoughts” Video, Mexico City Residency, Fall Dates With The Shins

“Hot Thoughts” (directed by Matt Muir)

Via director Matt Muir, Spoon have released a video for ‘Hot Thoughts’ titular track (see above) a week prior to 3 dates in Mexico City (in bold below). In addition, there’s 4 shows of the enormodome (well, amphitheatre) variety happening in September & October alongside The Shins in Berkeley, San Diego, Phoenix and Denver (tickets on sale this Friday, 10am local time)

Upcoming tour dates :

April 18 – The Imperial, Ciudad De México, Mexico
April 19 – Foro Indierocks!, Atizapán De Zaragoza, Mexico
April 20 – Foro Indierocks!, Atizapán De Zaragoza, Mexico

April 27– Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
April 28 – The Lyric – Oxford, MS
April 29 – Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
May 1 – Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
May 2 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
May 3 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
May 5 – Music Farm – Charleston ,SC
May 6 – Orange Peel, Asheville, NC***
May 7 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
May 9 – Mill and Mine – Knoxville, TN
May 11 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
June 17 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
June 18 – Maifeld Derby Festival, Manheim, Germany
June 19 – Technikum, Munich, Germany
June 22 – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, Norway
June 24 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen South, Denmark
June 27 – Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 – The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 – O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 2 – Main Square Festival, Arras, France
July 3 – Gloria Theatre, Cologne, Germany
July 5 – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 8 – NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
July 14 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 – Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 18 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union, Charlotte, NC*
July 19 – Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA*
July 21 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
July 22 – State Theatre, Portland, ME*
July 23 – Metropolis, Montreal, QC*
July 25 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON**
July 26 – Stage AE – Indoors, Pittsburgh, PA*
July 28 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 29 – BB&T Pavilion (XPoNential Music Festival), Camden NJ
July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD +
August 1 – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI**
August 6 – Hollywood Bowl,& Los Angeles CA
August 20 – Mavericks, Jacksonville, FL
August 23 – Music Farm, Columbia, SC
August 28 – Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
August 30 – Windspear Centre, Edmonton, AB
August 31 – Macewan Hall, Calgary, AB
September 2 – Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, BC
September 5 – Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
September 6 – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO
September 11 – Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
September 13 – Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
September 14 – Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI
September 15 – Palace Theater, Saint Paul, MN
September 30 – Greek Theater, Berkeley CA****
October 1 – Cal Coast Credit Union (OAT), San Diego CA****
October 3 – Comerica Theater, Phoenix AZ****
October 5 – Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver CO****
October 17 – House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
October 20 – Music Farm, Columbia, SC
October 21 – Mavericks, Jacksonville, FL

+ – with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
& – with Belle and Sebastian
* – with the New Pornographers
**- with Cherry Glazerr
*** – with Tennis
**** – with The Shins

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