Spoon – “Can I Sit Next To You” Video Premiere, New US & Germany Dates

(Photo by Zachery Michael)

Earlier today, Apple Music’s Beats 1 and Zane Lowe premiered the second track from Spoon’s forthcoming album, ‘Hot Thoughts’, “Can I Sit Next To You” . The accompanying video, directed by directed by Marcel Dzama, can be viewed above.

In addition, a number of U.S. and Germny tour dates have just been added below, with tickets on sale February 24 at 10am.

Stream or preorder ‘Hot Thoughts’ (digital preorders receive “Can I Sit Next To You” and “Hot Thoughts” instantly)
Stream “Can I Sit Next To You”

Upcoming shows (new dates in bold) :

February 27 – 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
March 6 – The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
March 14 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 15 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 16 – The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 23rd – Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
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 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 27 – Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 – The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 – O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 14 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 – Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 28 – Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 30 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD **
August 6 – Hollywood Bowl*, Los Angeles CA
September 8 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO

** – with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
* – with Belle and Sebastian

Spoon online:

VIDEO : Steve Gunn – “Full Moon Tide”

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(photo : John William Moloney)

Prior to next week’s solo tour alongside Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird, The Bluegrass Solution have posed a clip of Steve Gunn performing “Full Moon Tide” at an undisclosed downtown L.A. location.

upcoming dates :

Tuesday, January 10 — Arts at the Armory, Somerville MA*
Wednesday, January 11 — Columbus Theater, Providence RI*
Thursday, January 12 — Winooski Methodist Church, Winooski VT*
Friday, January 13 — PHI Centre, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, January 14 — The Great Hall Toronto ON*
Monday, January 16 — Thalia Hall, Chicago IL*
Tuesday, January 17 — The Cave, Louisville KY*
Wednesday, January 18 — Stuart’s Opera House, Nelsonville OH*
Friday, January 20 — Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC*
Saturday, January 21 — PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA*

* = w/ Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird

purchase and/or stream ‘Eyes On The Lines’ from the following:
The Matador Store
Steve Gunn Store


Steve Gunn online :

official site

VIDEO : Savages, Live At 9:30 Club, Washington DC, March 27 , 2016

Prior to commencement of the next run of live dates (see below), NPR premiered a multi-camera shoot of Savages captured live at Washington’s 9:30 Club this past March

upcoming tour dates :

July 7-9 – Pohoda Festival 2016, Trencin, Slovakia
Friday, July 8 – Festival Musilac, Aix Les Bains, France
July 14-17 – Pemberton Music Festival 2016, Pemberton, BC, Canada
Sunday, July 17 – The Rave II (Downstairs) – Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday, July 19 – The Ballroom At the Taft – Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, July 20 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
Thursday, July 21 – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN
July 22-24 – WayHome Music & Arts Festival 2016, Oro, ON, Canada
Tuesday, July 26 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Wednesday, July 27 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Friday, July 29 – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
Saturday, July 30 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Tuesday, August 2 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO (sold out)*
Wednesday, August 3 – Red Rocks Amphitheater,  Morrison CO (sold out)*
August 4-7: Ypsigrock Festival, Palermo, Italy
August 9-13: Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
August 11-14: La Route Du Rock, Saint-Malo, France
Friday, August 12 Flow Festival – Helsinki
Saturday, August 20: Midnight Sonic, Chiba, Japan
Friday, August 26: Bramham Park, Wetherby, UK
August  26-28: Reading Festival, UK
September 2-4: Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland
September 2-4: End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
October 1-2 : The Meadows Music Festival, Flushing NY

* – with LCD Soundsystem

order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following “

The Matador Store
Google Play

Savages online :

Car Seat Headrest : NPR Webcast / BBC6 Album Of The Day / Snapchat Demoliton Derby

(photo by @er_lynn)

Riding a crest of worldwide critical acclaim, Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Denial’ was deemed BBC6’s ‘Album Of The Day’ earlier Tuesday, but as you’ve probably noticed, THE DAY IS ALMOST OVER. As the old saying goes, those who ignore the future are condemned to drink the Pabst, but the Matablog (recent) nostalgia fest continues with a fond look back at those glorious moments on the evening of May 23, 2016 when Car Seat Headrest’s show at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club was made available online via the auspices of NPR. The show will be archived for the next two weeks.

Finally, please follow us on snapchat tomorrow if your turn-ons include seeing things destroyed :

on tour :

Thursday, May 28 – London Calling, Amsterdam (NL)
Friday, May 29 – Big Next, Gent (B)
Monday, May 30 – L’Espace B, Paris
Tuesday, May 31 – Le Sonic, Lyon
Thursday, June 2 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona (ES)
Friday, June 3 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes (F)
Saturday, June 4 – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, Düdingen (CH)
Monday, June 6 – Beaches Brew, Ravenna (IT)
Friday, June 10 – Paraque de Cidade, Porto, PT
Wednesday, June 8 – Le Saint des Seins, Toulouse
Thursday, June 9 – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux
Saturday, June 11 – Primavera Sound, Porto (PT)
Tuesday, June 14 – Privatclub, Berlin (D)
Friday, June 17 – Beanpole, Dresden (D)
Saturday, June 18 – Molotow, Hamburg (D)
Monday, June 20 – The Hope, Brighton (UK)
Tuesday, June 21 – 100 Club, London (UK)
Wednesday, June 22 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
Thursday, June 23 – Broadcast, Glasgow (UK)
Sunday, June 26 – Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen (NL)
Tuesday, June 28 – Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
Wednesday, June 29 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm (SE)
Thursday, June 30 – Pustervik , Göteborg (SE)
Saturday, July 9 – 4 Knots Festival, NYC NY
Saturday, July 16 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Saturday, July 16 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL (evening show)
Sunday, July 17 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI (on sale 4-29)
Monday, July 18 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, July 22 – Capital Hill Block Party, Seattle WA
Thursday, July 28 – Eventide Victoria, Victoria BC
Saturday, August 20 – Maha Music Festival, Omaha NE
Tuesday, August 30 – Neurolux, Boise ID
Wednesday, August 31 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Thursday, September 1 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September 5 – The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
Tuesday, September 6 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Thursday, September 8 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Friday, September 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 – Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Monday, September 12 – The National, Richmond VA
Saturday, September 17 – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Sunday, September 18 – Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC
Monday, September 19 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit, MI
Sunday, September 25 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, September 27 – Majestic Theater, Madison, WI

Order ‘Teens Of Denial’ from the following :
The Matador Store (2XLP, CD or digital versions)
Car Seat Headrest on Spotify
Car Seat Headrest on Apple Music

Car Seat Headrest online :

Algiers & Azuma Makoto- “Blood” & “Black Eunuch” In The Desert

“Watch incredible installation artist Azuma Makoto 東信 arrange us in a totemistc aural embrace with a suspended palm tree:
(Fear not for the young tree; it was returned to the nursery after the shoot for earth nurturing to recommence.)”


“Black Eunuch”

Upcoming shows:

Friday, May 27 – Headrow House, Leeds, United Kingdom
Saturday, May 28 – Picture House, Sheffield UK
Sunday, May 29 – The Haunt, Brighton, United Kingdom
Monday, May 30 – 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
Thursday, June 2 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday, June 4 – This Is Not  A Love Song Festival, Nimes, France
Sunday, June 5 – Maifeld Derby Festival, Mannheim, Germany
Tuesday, June 7 – Bogen F, Zurich, Swizerland
Wednesday, June 8 – Le Romandie, Lausanna, Switzerland
Saturday June 11 – Primavera Porto, Porto, Portugal
July 22 – Panorama Festival, New York NY

order ‘Algiers’ direct from the Matador Store* on LP, CD or from one of the digital outlets below :

Google Play

(UK customers can order ‘Algiers’ from ResidentPiccadillyRough Trade or Jumbo).

Algiers online :




VIDEO : Steve Gunn – “Ancient Jules”

“Ancient Jules” (directed by Claes Nordwall)

“Initially an instrumental guitarist, Gunn has really come into his own as a full-band-backed singer, more assured in his soft and leathery tenor. . . Gunn’s found a kindred guitarist in James Elkington; the two toss off a thicket of Richard Lloyd/Tom Verlaine-style interplay that turns into a rigorous workout as ‘Ancient Jules’ folds in feedback, countermelodies and a solo that burns like a cigarette hanging just off the lip.” – Lars Gotrich, NPR Music

“Steve Gunn is one of the best guitarists of his generation. Period.” – Richard Metzger, Dangerous MInds

The second video from Steve Gunn’s first album for Matador, ‘Eyes On The Lines’ (June 3) premiered earlier today at Dangerous Minds in the form of the Claes Nordwall-directed “Ancient Jules”. When a motorcycle excursion on the English countryside goes awry, Steve is rescued by another certifiable non-slouch in guitar history, the one and only Michael Chapman. Nordwall’s cameras are welcomed into Chapman’s home and aside from the obvious (ie. you don’t get this kind of service from AAA), it’s pretty awesome to watch these two fantastic players/songwriters in a casual (ALBEIT HEAVILY STAGED) setting. The ‘Ancient Jules’ digital EP is also out today and includes two non-album bonus tracks, “The Handshake” and “The Soloist.” Check it out at Spotify or Apple Music.

Steve Gunn & The Outliners – Nathan Bowles (drums), James Elkington (guitar, lap steel), and Jason Meagher (bass) — head to Europe next week to begin a two-month tour in support of Eyes On The Lines. Their debut show in North America is June 9th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. All dates are below.


Thursday, June 9 – Northside Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, June 11 – Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
Monday, June 13 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, June 14 – Rudyard’s, Houston, TX
Wednesday, June 15 – The Sidewinder, Austin, TX
Thursday, June 16 – Three Links Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
Friday, June 17 – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock, AR
Saturday, June 18 – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Sunday, June 19 – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
Monday, June 20 – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, June 21 – Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, June 23 – Schubas, Chicago, IL
Friday, June 24 – Marble Bar, Detroit, MI
Saturday, June 25 – The Great Hall, Toronto, ON
Sunday, June 26 – La Vitrola, Montreal, Canada
Tuesday, June 28 – 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
Wednesday, June 29 – Great Scott, Boston, MA
Thursday, June 30 – Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Saturday, July 9 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, July 10 – Black Cat, Washington, DC
Monday, July 11 – The Southern, Charlottesville, VA
Tuesday, July 12 – Kings, Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, July 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville, NC
Thursday, July 14 – Exit/In, Nashville, TN
Friday, July 15 – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
Saturday, July 16 – Sloss Music & Arts Festival, Birmingham, AL
Sunday, July 17 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY


Thursday, April 21 – The Lexington, London, UK
Wednesday, May 18 – Le Batofar, Paris, FR
Thursday, May 19 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, BE
Friday, May 20 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, NL
Saturday, May 21 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE
Sunday, May 22 – Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
Monday, May 23 – Molotow, Hamburg, DE
Tuesday, May 24 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, DE
Wednesday, May 25 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, DE
Thursday, May 26 – Sudpol, Kriens, CH
Friday, May 27 – Le Sonic, Lyon, FR
Saturdat, May 28 – Le Phare, Limoges, FR
Sunday, May 29 – Psilocybenea, Hondarribia, ES
Monday, May 30 – gnration, Braga, PT
Tuesday, May 31 – ZDB, Lisboa, PT
Wednesday, June 1 – Berlin Cafe, Madrid, ES
Thursday, June 2 – Loco Club, Valencia, ES
Friday, June 3 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
Sunday, June 5 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes, FR

pre-order ‘Eyes On The Lines’ from the following :

HÆLOS – “Separate Lives” Video, Austin Dates In Mid-March

“Separate Lives”

(photo by Fredrick Paxton)

Earlier this morning, Stereogum premiered the latest video from HÆLOS’ forthcoming ‘Full Circle’ LP, “Separate Lives”, filmed during the band’s recent visit to the U.S. West Coast, and directed by HÆLOS’ Arthur Delaney (edited by Arthur and Lotti Benardout). WIth the March 18 release date for ‘Separate Lives’ looming, HÆLOS will be making no fewer than 11 appearances during the week of South By Southwest in Austin, TX ; while two of the shows in question are official SXSW events, the majority are free and very much open-to-the-public (full list below).

Wednesday, Marcy 16 – Flamingo Cantina (Under The Radar party) – 12pm
Wednesday, Marcy 16 – Red Light (Red Light present FLOODFEST) – 3pm
Wednesday, Marcy 16 – Sidewinder (Secret Sounds Australia) – 5pm
Wednesday, Marcy 16 – The Gatsby (Pandora) – 9pm
Thursday, March 17 – Spotify House – 1:45pm
Thursday, March 17 – 3Ten ACL Theater (High Road Touring) – 12am*
Friday, March 18 – Empire Control Room (Baeble) – 2pm
Friday, March 18 – Hotel San Jose (SXSanJose) – 5pm
Friday, March 18 – Latitude 30 (Clash Magazine & British Embassy) – 10pm*
Saturday, March 19 – Urban Outfitters – 1pm
Saturday, March 19 – Barracuda (Do512.com) – 3:30pm

* – denotes an official SXSW event ; badges and wristbands most likely required for entry.

previously announced tour dates :

Sunday, February 28 – Vaults Festival, London, UK
Tuesday, March 15 – Sunday, March 20 – SXSW, Austin, TX
Monday, March 28 – U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 29 – Mercury Lounge, New York
Wednesday, March 30 – Baby’s All Right, New York
Friday, April 1 — Middle East – Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, April 2 — O Patro Vys, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, April 5 — The Drake, Toronto, ON
Thursday, April 7 — Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Friday, April 8 — Collective Coffee-Prospect Cafe, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, April 9 — 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, April 12 — Barboza, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, April 13 — Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Friday, April 15 — Coachella, Indio, CA
Tuesday, April 19 — Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 20 — The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 22 – Coachella, Indio, CA

PRE-ORDER ‘Full Circle’ from the following :
Itunes: http://smarturl.it/FullCircle_i (w/ “Oracle” “Pray” Earth Not Above” and “Dust” all available instantly)


HÆLOS online :

Car Seat Headrest – “Vincent”, New Dates

“Vincent” – directed by Quinn George

“Fighting to hold one’s place in the crowd, to hold one’s drink. It’s about shouting to be heard, but what’s the point, no one’s saying anything worth listening to. It’s about wanting to leave but not wanting to go home. The music is too loud.”

Along with some new confirmed live dates (below), Tuesday sees the premiere of a new Car Seat Headrest song, “Vincent”, taken from the forthcoming new album, ‘Teens Of Denial’ (details forthcoming). The above video is an edited version of the song ; the full 7 minute, 46 second version can be heard any of the streaming and/or download services listed below.



Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS

Monday, March 14 – Barracuda (AV Club party), Austin TX (day)
Monday, March 14 – Hotel Vegas, Austin TX (day)
Wednesday, March 16 – Central Presbyterian Church, Austin TX (official SXSW event – badge/wristband most likely required for entry)
Wednesday, March 16 – Hype Hotel, Austin TX
Thursday, March 17 – Space 24, Austin TX (day)
Thursday, March 17 – Barracuda, Austin TX (day)
Friday, March 18 – Spotify House, Austin TX (day)
Friday, March 18 – Hole In The Wall, Austin TX (day)
Saturday, March 19 – Cheer Up Charlie’s, Austin TX (day)
Saturday, March 19 – End of an Ear, Austin TX (day)
Friday, March 25 – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, March 26 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, March 27 – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, June 9 – Saturday June 11 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, ES
Friday, June 10 – Paraque de Cidade, Porto, PT
Saturday, July 16 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL

order ‘Teens Of Style’ from the following :

The Matador Store

Car Seat Headrest online :

VIDEO : Savages – “Adore”

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
Google Play

Savages online :

OUT TODAY – EMA’s Original Score for #HORROR, Music Video for “Amnesia Haze”

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
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cameouttanowhere
Twitter – https://twitter.com/emathorstar
Instagram – https://instagram.com/_ema_usa_/
Tumblr – http://emathefuturesvoid.tumblr.com

2 New Videos From HÆLOS, “Pray” & “Dust”

(photo by Dave Ma)



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 :

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

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Soundcloud

Savages – ‘Adore Life’ Coming January 2016 ; “The Answer” Video Premiere

“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.

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

The Matador Store
Google Play

Savages online :

VIDEO : EMA – “Active Shooter”

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.

New Hive

VIDEO : Majical Cloudz – “Downtown”

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 :
official site

VIDEO : Car Seat Headrest – “Times To Die”

(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 :

The Matador Store

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

Car Seat Headrest online :

VIDEO : Algiers – “And When You Fall”

“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 :

Google Play

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

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

(photo by Ren Photographie)


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”

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”

(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 :
official site

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

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 :

Rough Trade / Piccadilly / Jumbo

HÆLOS online :
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Soundcloud