Lucy Dacus – ‘2019’ EP ; “La Vie En Rose” Premiere

2018 was a milestone year for Richmond, VA’s Lucy Dacus.  Her widely celebrated sophomore record, ‘Historian’, was met by a chorus of critical acclaim, with NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NBC News, Slate, The Atlantic, Billboard, Paste, Stereogum, and others calling one of the best albums of the year.  Her collaborative EP as 1/3 of boygenius (with Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers) landed on many of those same lists, plus Newsweek, The New Yorker, Esquire, and the New York Times.  She played revelatory sold-out shows at clubs and festivals alike, and made network TV appearances  on “CBS This Morning”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, and “Last Call With Carson Daly”.

A cursory glance at her worldwide touring schedule in 2019 (below) shows little sign that Dacus is slowing down, and in fact, she will release a EP titled ‘2019’ to celebrate.  Recorded in here-and-there studio spurts over the last two years, ‘2019 ‘will be released later this year, and will be made up of originals and cover songs tied to specific holidays, each of which will drop around their respective date: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day (and Taurus season!), Independence Day, Springsteen’s Birthday (not an official holiday, though we’re told Chris Christie often took that day off), Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s.

Dacus uses her gift as a songwriter to help understand and cope with the world around her, including making sense of national holidays, often more geared towards social media boasts and manufactured consumerism than authentic celebration.  “What is going on,” she asks herself on these days, retreating from the heightened expectations of holidays to figure out what to make of them and to find her own meaning.  “I’ve collected some songs from trying to answer that question,” she says, and “this EP seems like the right place to put them next to each other.  These songs are self-contained, not indicative of a new direction, just a willingness to do something different and sometimes even out of character.”

stream/download “La Vie En Rose” (Edith Piaf)
stream/purchase ‘Historian’ (25% off sale via the Matador Store thru Valentine’s Day)


Lucy Dacus on tour :

Friday, February 1st Motorco Music Hall, Durham NC * (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, February 2nd Charleston Pour House, Charleston SC *
Monday, February 4th Saturn, Birmingham AL *
Tuesday, February 5th Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS *
Thursday, February 7th Ruins, Dallas TX * (SOLD OUT)
Friday, February 8th White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX *
Saturday, February 9th Barracuda, Austin TX * (SOLD OUT)
Monday, February 11th Opolis, Norman OK *
Tuesday, February 12th The Bottleneck, Lawrence KS *
Wednesday, February 13th Rose Music Hall, Columbia MO *
Thursday, February 14th Cosmic Charlie’s, Lexington KY *
Friday, February 15th Thalia Hall, Chicago IL ^
Thursday, March 7th Savannah Stopover, Savannah GA
Friday, March 8th Barley’s Tap Room, Knoxville TN &
Saturday, March 9th The Basement East, Nashville TN &
Monday, March 11th The Basement, Columbus OH &
Tuesday, March 12th Ninth Ward, Buffalo NY & (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, March 14th The Haunt, Ithaca NY &
Friday, March 15th Colony, Woodstock NY &
Saturday, March 16th Pearl Street Club, Northampton MA &
Sunday, March 17th SPACE Gallery, Portland ME &
Tuesday, March 19th Columbus Theatre, Providence RI &
Wednesday, March 20th White Eagle Hall, Jersey City NJ &
Thursday, March 21st Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA &
Friday, March 22nd The Black Cat, Washington DC & (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, March 27th Oxford Art Factory, Sydney AU
Thursday, March 28th Black Bear Lodge Brisbane AU
Friday, March 29th Northcote Social Club, Melbourne AU
Saturday, March 30th By The Meadow, Bambra AU
May 3-5 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Friday, May 31 Primavera Festival, Barcelona ES

* w/ Illuminati Hotties
^ w/ Sharon Van Etten
& w/ Mal Blum, Fenne Lily

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Interpol – “Fine Mess”


photo : Kalpesh Lathigra

Interpol have commenced 2019 with new single titled “Fine Mess,” which is now available to stream and purchase.

“Fine Mess” continues the invigorated creative spirit of 2018’s triumphant ‘Marauder’, presenting Interpol at their most urgent and essential – with Paul Banks’ feverish vocals and haunted lyrics telling of “a sanguine and starry pair, buoyed and dashed alike by their own dreams and appetites” interlocking with Daniel Kessler’s serpentine riffs and Sam Fogarino’s thundering rhythm section, distilled around the seditious refrain: “you and me / make a fine mess.”

Ahead of a busy worldwide tour and festival season with Primavera, NOS Primavera, and Best Kept Secret already announced, “Fine Mess” is further testament to a band at their peak, and the first chapter in what promises to be yet another eventful year for Interpol.

stream / download “Fine Mess”
stream / purchase ‘Marauder’

Interpol on tour (new dates in bold)

Thursday, May 2nd Arvest Bank Theatre, Kansas City MO

Sunday, May 5th North Charleston PAC, Charleston SC

Tuesday, May 7th Florida Theatre, Jacksonville FL

Wednesday, May 8th Mahaffey Theatre, St Peterburg FL

Friday, May 10th Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami FL

Saturday, May 11th Hard Rock Live, Orlando FL

Previously announced dates:

Thursday, January 31 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC
Friday, February 1 Keller Auditorium, Portland OR
Saturday, February 2 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Tuesday, February 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN
Thursday, February 7 The Chicago Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, February 8 Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, February 9 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Monday, February 11 Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Tuesday, February 12 40 Watt Club, Athens GA  (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, February 14 The Ritz, Raleigh NC
Friday, February 15 The Anthem, Washington DC
Saturday, February 16th – Madison Square Garden, NYC NY !
Thursday, March 28 Teatro Vorterix, Buenos Aires AR
March 28-April 2 Asuncionico, Asuncion PY
March 29-March 31 Lollapalooza Argentina, Buenos Aires AR
March 29-March 31 Lollapalooza Chile, Santiago CL
April 5-April 7 Lollapalooza Brasil, Sao Paolo BR
April 5-April 7 Festival Estereo, Bogota CO
Tuesday, April 9 Domos Art, Lima PE
Wednesday, May 1 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison CO #
May 3-May 5 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA @
Saturday, May 25th All Points East Festival, London UL
May 30-June 1 Heartland Festival Kvaerndrup DK
Sunday, June 2 Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek NE
Tuesday, June 4 Palladium, Cologne DE
Wednesday, June 5 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden DE
Friday, June 7 Nos Primavera Sound Festival, Porto PT
Monday, June 10 Adrenaline Stadium, Moscow RS
Wednesday, June 12 Green Theatre, Kyiv UA
June 21-June 23 Southside Festival, Neuhausen CH
June 21-June 23 Hurricane Festival, Scheessel DE
Tuesday, June 25 02 Academy Leeds, Leeds UK
Wednesday, June 26 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK
Sunday, June 30 Garorock, Marmande Nouvelle-Aquitaine FR
Tuesday, July 2 L’Olympia, Paris FR
Thursday, July 4 Les Eurockeennes De Belfort, Belfort FR
Sunday, July 7 Beauregard Festival, Caen FR

! w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail
# w/ Car Seat Headrest, Sunflower Bean
@ w/ Lucy Dacus, Liz Phair

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New From Kurt Vile : “Timing Is Everything (And I’m Falling Behind)”


Kurt Vile premiered a new song earlier today, “Timing Is Everything (And I’m Falling Behind)” and it’s exclusively available from Amazon Music.  If you’re lucky enough to share your living space with an Alexa-enabled device, simply utter the phrase, “Alexa, play the new Kurt Vile song,” and VOILA, your life with be enriched thru the miracle of A-L-E-X-A.   Kurt calls the song,  “a candid snapshot of KV & the Violators ‘at home’; where we like it: sparse and jangly and as live as possible. Ok, fine, with some additional accoutrements (including a sick b bender overdub by Rob!). Jesse swells and chimes beautiful guitar as well. KV fingerpicks and sings. The lyrics are country blues. “Open the flood gates of a down pouring rain… in my brain.” Masterfully recorded in Athens, GA by our drummer Kyle somewhere inside a cluster of hazy band rehearsals on the roundabout way to a festival in Denver. Mixed by Peter Katis. This jam was one of many contenders for the last album, but we gonna start peeling em off for ya now instead.”

STREAM or download “Timing Is Everything (And I’m Falling Behind)”

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Kurt Vile & The Violators On Tour  (new dates in bold)

Thursday, February 14 Higher Ground, Burlington VT +
Friday, February 15 Mtelus, Montreal QC +
Saturday, February 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON + (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, February 17 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Tuesday, February 19 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI +
Wednesday, February 20 Taft Theatre, Cincinnati OH +
Thursday, February 21 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN +
Friday, February 22 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville NY +
Saturday, February 23 Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL +
Sunday, February 24 The Pageant, St. Louis MO +
Tuesday, February 26 The Slowdown, Omaha NE +
Wednesday, February 27 Truman, Kansas City MO +
Thursday, February 28 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO +
Friday, March 1 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT +
Saturday, March 2 M3F Fest, Phoenix AZ
Sunday, March 3 House of Blues, Las Vegas NV +
Tuesday, March 5 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ +
Wednesday, March 6 Meow Wolf, Sante Fe NM +
Friday, March 8 Gruene Hall, New Braunfels TX +
Saturday, March 9 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX +
Sunday, March 10 Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA +
Tuesday, March 12 The Beacham, Orlando FL +
Wednesday, March 13 Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale FL +
Friday, March 15 Saturn, Birmingham AL +
Saturday, March 16 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN +
Sunday, March 17 The National, Richmond VA +
Thursday, April 11 Hunter Lounge, Wellington NZ
Saturday, April 13 Powerstation, Auckland NZ
Monday, April 15 Enmore, Sydney AU &
Tuesday, April 16 Unibar, Wollongong AU &
Wednesday, April 17 ANU, Canberra AU &
Thursday, April 18 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU
Saturday, April 20 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU
Monday, April 22 The Forum, Melbourne AU &
Friday, April 26 Bendigo Autumn Music Festival, Bendigo AU
Saturday, April 27 The Gov, Adelaide AU &
Sunday, April 28 Rosemount Carpark, Perth AU &
Sunday, May 26 All Points East, London UK
Monday, May 27 Aeronef, Lille FR
Tuesday, May 28 Atelier, Luxembourg LU
Thursday, May 30 This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes FR
Friday, May 31 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES

Sunday, June 2 Best Kept Secret, Hivarenbeek, NE
Monday, June 3 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Tuesday, June 4 Astra, Berlin DE
Thursday, June 6 Sideways Festival, Helsinki FI

Monday, June 10 Mejeriet, Lund SE
Tuesday, June 11 Pustervik, Gothenburg SE
Thursday, June 13 Pipfest, Oslo NO
Friday, June 14 Mablis, Stavanger NO
Saturday, June 15 Bergenhus Festning, Bergen NO

Wednesday, June 19 Klub Proxima, Warsaw PL
Thursday, June 20 Meetfactory, Prague CZ
Friday, June 21 Kolorado Festival, Budapest, HU
Monday, June 24 Inmusic Festival, Zagreb HR

Tuesday, June 25 Magnolia, Milan IT
Wednesday, June 26 Les Docks, Lausanne CH
Friday, June 28 Rock Werchter, Werchter BE

+ w/ The Sadies
& w/ RVG

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Coming March 15 : Stephen Malkmus – ‘Groove Denied’

“Viktor Borgia”, directed by Jan Lankisch.


(photo by Robbie Augspurger)

For once, the rumors are true (some of ’em, anyway). The “rejected” electronic album that Stephen Malkmus has been alluding to over the past year  will see the light of day on March 15th. That said, ‘Groove Denied’ is not a plunge into EDM or glitch-city. In fact, there aren’t any purely instrumental tracks on the album. Every song is precisely that: a song, featuring Malkmus staples like an artfully askew melody and an oblique lyric. ‘Groove Denied’ is Stephen playing hooky from his customary way of going about things, jolting himself out of a comfy routine. As Malkmus commented recently in a recent video interview, “It’s kind of funny to mess with stuff you’re not supposed to mess with.”

The first taste of Stephen’s new groove can be sampled today, with the release of single “Viktor Borgia,” and its accompanying video. The title playfully merges the name of the comedian-pianist and the ruthless dynasty of Italo-Spanish nobles. . “Yes, I was thinking things like Pete Shelley’s ‘Homosapien’, the Human League, and DIY synth music circa 1982,” says Stephen, adding “and also about how in the New Wave Eighties, these suburban 18-and-over dance clubs were where all the freaks would meet – a sanctuary.”

Stephen will embark on a brief solo tour, sans Jicks, in May. The newly announced run of dates can be found below. A full bio, composed by Simon Reynolds can be found as well.

download / stream “Viktor Borgia”
stream / preorder ‘Groove Denied’

When Stephen Malkmus first arrived on the scene in the early Nineties, as frontman and prime creative force in Pavement, the area of music with which he was associated couldn’t really have been further from the techno-rave sounds of the day. Electronic dance music, then as now, was about posthuman precision, inorganic textures, and hyper-digital clarity. Whereas the lo-fi movement in underground rock championed a messthetic of sloppiness, rough edges, and raw warmth – a hundred exquisitely subtle shades of distortion and abrasion. “Imperfect sound forever” was the rallying cry for a micro-generation of slacker-minded dreamers and misfits.

Fast forward to the present and here comes Malkmus with a surprising new project that embraces the very digital tools and procedures he’d have once gone out of his way to avoid. Groove Denied – Stephen’s first solo album without his cohorts the Jicks since 2001 – was made using Ableton’s Live, a software sequencer and “digital audio workstation” that is the preferred tool of discerning techno producers and deejays worldwide. Instead of a human-powered rhythm section of electric bass and drums, Malkmus’s arsenal further includes drum machines, along with a host of plug-in FX and “soft synths” (digital simulations of vintage electronic hardware that inhabit your computer rather than take over your entire living room).

For the first time on record, what you hear here is just Stephen and the Machine(s).

But Groove Denied is not a full-blown plunge into EDM or hiptronica, into the soundworlds of Deadmaus, Villalobos and Skee Mask. In fact, there aren’t any purely instrumental tracks on the album. Every song is precisely that: a song, featuring Malkmus staples like an artfully askew melody and an oblique lyric. But Groove Denied is Stephen playing hooky from his customary way of going about things, jolting himself out of a comfy routine. As Malkmus commented recently in a video interview, “It’s fun to mess with things that you’re not supposed to.”

This departure from the tried-and-tested stems back to earlier in this decade, when Malkmus spent a couple of years living in Berlin and was exposed to the city’s vibrant club scene Back in the Nineties, Stephen had given rave culture a wide berth, in part because of bad personal associations with the drug MDMA (he’d had “a really really bad trip” on Ecstasy in 1987, bizarrely on a visit to New York to see Miles Davis perform). But in Berlin, thanks to a younger deejay friend, Malkmus made forays into the city’s world-famous all-night party scene and became fascinated by techno. “The music can be great… you can zone out, dance, and focus on music – or just get wasted!”

It would not be entirely off-base, or an overly cute rock-historical reference, to describe Groove Denied as Stephen Malkmus’s Low. Although largely recorded in Oregon, the bulk of the album was written while he was living in Berlin. Updating his home studio with Ableton and teaching himself rudimentary Pro Tools, Malkmus “started fucking with effects and loops”. He compares the process of track-construction to the way his kids “used to make these girls on my iPhone – choosing hair colour, dresses, etc. That intuitive swipe and grab thing. Chop and move the waves. Apple computer scroll style of thinking.” It’s a very different way of making music to the feel-oriented way of coming up with chord progressions and rhythm grooves on a guitar alone or jamming with a band. And in fact, electric guitar – while it does feature on Groove Denied – is really “just color for the most part”.

Yet while the methodology behind Groove Denied is absolutely 21st Century, the reference points for the sound-palette hark back to the pre-digital era. “The electronic music side of the album, I wanted it to be sonically pre-Internet,” explains Stephen. “So the EQ-ing is a bit 1970’s, that sloppy DIY sequencing. And the influences are kinda 1981 post punk – actually quite British.” “A Bit Wilder”, one of the stand-out cuts, specifically recalls Cabaret Voltaire, its slack-stringed dank-with-reverb bass a dead ringer for the Stephen Mallinder sound. “Yes, I was thinking the Cabs – and Section 25, whose 1981 album Always Now I think is a serious underdog stoner album. That grey industrial Martin Hannett sound. But also all these cute DIY group that imitated The Cure back then – loners with 4-tracks tape recorders and dreams of “Killing An Arab”.” Malkmus says he was trying to conjure or reinhabit the “fan perspective” on things like Joy Division and the Cure – the sort of “getting it a bit wrong” that unintentionally brings something new into the world.

Groove Denied is frontloaded with this Cold Wave redux sound – a style we’ve never heard from Stephen Malkmus before. Opener “Belziger Faceplant”, for instance, features a most peculiar processed vocal that sounds withered and grotesque, like a deflated wrinkly balloon still lingering on in your house weeks after a party. “I envisioned ‘Belziger Faceplant’ as made by someone off their head after a night out in Friedrichshain,” says Malkmus, referring to a district of the former East Berlin now rife with techno clubs like the legendary Berghain. “Coming back at 5 AM, firing up the laptop in the morning light and trying to make a song, but the instruments are tripping over each other. You can’t even speak because of all the Ketamine or whatever!” Malkmus adds that he’s never tried K but “for some reason I imagine it like that”.

Then there’s “Viktor Borgia,” a title that playfully merges the name of the comedian-pianist and the ruthless dynasty of Italo-Spanish nobles. With its stately melody and the almost-English-accented vocal, the coordinates here are early Human League or even Men Without Hats. “Yes, I was thinking things like Pete Shelley’s ‘Homosapien’, the Human League, and DIY synth music circa 1982. And also about how in the New Wave Eighties, these suburban 18-and-over dance clubs were where all the freaks would meet – a sanctuary.”

“Forget Your Place” features another eerily wobbled vocal a la “Belziger Faceplant” plus dub-style detonations of submarine sonar and nagging bleeps. Frankly, it sounds pretty darn wasted. “Like ‘Belgizer’, this is a pretty solid Ableton-based track – moving waves around, finding a trippy loop and throwing an echo on it,” explains Stephen, adding that “at times it feels almost childish, working with Ableton – like finger painting. But ‘Forget Your Place’ also makes me think about death – don’t ask me why!”

Alongside the early Eighties “minimal synth” and industrial influences, the other main palette of tone-colors audible on Groove Denied is closer both to Stephen’s comfort zone and to what his fans would expect from him: “warped psych,” as he terms it, that avant-garage tradition of dirty guitars and ramshackle grooves, except that in this case, it’s “one person pretending to be a band.” That illusion is pulled off magnificently on loose ‘n’ swinging tunes like “Come Get Me” and “Love the Door,” although the electronic element manifests still with the crisp and prim pitter of drum machine beats and a spume of Moog frothing all over “Door”. Then there’s “Rushing the Acid Frat”, whose title came from Stephen’s memories of a student fraternity at the University of Virginia that, unlike the typical beery bro frathouse, had a “Grateful Dead druggy tie-dye” vibe. Malkmus imagined “Rushing” as a “Louie Louie”-style shindig rumpus to soundtrack a “Star Wars bar scene in such a frat… It’s kinda 12-bar, but gigged with psych lyrics”.

As the album enters the homestretch, it returns to more familiar Malkmusian terrain, with a warmer, grittier sound. “I did frontload Groove Denied with the stuff that signals “80’s/cold,” he says. “That stuff excited me the most – and it sounded braver. If I had another year, it could have been all in that style.” Still, with the second half offering gorgeous tunes like the hazy-lazy ramble “Bossviscerate” and the glittering “Ocean of Revenge” – both graced with his signature style of odd-angled melodic beauty – who’s complaining? Mellow closer “Grown Nothing” feels like Malkmus easing back towards the sound of his recent album with the Jicks, Sparkle Hard. In fact, although it has been released after Sparkle, 70% of Groove Denied was completed before work on the Jicks record. Indeed, Malkmus’s explorations with sound-processing influenced that album, most notably with the unexpected appearance of Auto-Tune on a couple of tracks.

Groove Denied will shake up settled notions of what Malkmus is about and what he’s capable of, repositioning him in the scheme of things. But looking at it from a different angle, his engagement with state-of-art digital tech actually makes perfect sense. After all, Nineties lo-fi – the sound in which he and Pavement were initially vaunted as leaders and pioneers – was nothing if not insistently sonic – it was all about the grain of guitar textures, about gratuitously over-done treatments and ear-grabbing effects. Noise for noise’s sake. It’s just that it was looking to older modes and antiquated technology. From the Big Muff and the Cry Baby Wah pedal through to today’s deliberately distorted deployment of pitch-correction, there’s really an unbroken continuity: the creative misuse of technology, the aestheticization of mistakes and flaws, wrongness-as-rightness.

As Stephen tweeted recently on the subject of Auto-Tune’s omnipresence in contemporary music-making: “We long 4 transformation….and we humans fucking luv tools.”

Simon Reynolds, Jan 2019

(Tour Dates, New Shows sans Jicks In Bold, On Sale Friday Jan 25, 10am Local Time)

Wednesday, January 23 Metro, Chicago IL
Friday, January 25 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, May 1 The Great Hall, Toronto ON *
Friday, May 3 Arts At The Armory, Somerville MA *
Saturday, May 4 Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore PA *
Sunday, May 5 Union Stage, Washington DC *
Tuesday, May 7 3TEN ACL Live, Austin TX *
Friday, May 10 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR *
Saturday, May 11 Columbia City Theater, Seattle WA *
Tuesday, May 14 Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA *
Wednesday, May 15 Lodge Room, Los Angeles CA *
Thursday, May 30 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Tuesday, June 4 De Casino St. Niklaas BE
Wednesday, June 5 Knust, Hamburg DE
Friday, June 7 Debaser, Stockholm SE
Tuesday, June 11 Parkteatret, Oslo NO
Wednesday, June 12 Bergenfest, Bergen NO
Friday, June 14 Lille Vega, Copenhagen DK
Saturday, June 15 Traumzeit Festival, Duisberg DE
Tuesday, June 18 De Kreun, Kortrijk BE
Wednesday, June 19 La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris FR

* Indicates Stephen Malkmus only

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VIDEO : Steve Gunn – “Vagabond”

Steve Gunn today shares a third song off of ‘The Unseen In Between’ (out January 18), the gorgeous “Vagabond” and its accompanying official video. Named after Gunn’s favorite Agnes Varda film, “Vagabond” could almost be the soundtrack to a Denis Johnson short story or Sam Shepard play, with its rich cast of characters whose lives have gone astray — like Mona who “camped out in a graveyard” and Jean-Pierre who “came from the road, his artwork remains unsold.” Accompanied by gorgeous harmonies from Meg Baird, the song is a meditation on our restless times, an ode to the runaways, drifters, and vagabonds trying to make ends meet.

Jason Evans directed the accompanying official video, which includes graphics by Stephen Powers. It’s a stylish black & white performance film with a timeless feel, taking its visual cues from Richard Avedon and David Bailey. The intimacy lends itself well to Gunn’s impeccable guitar work, with close-ups of his fingers casting spells on the frets

(stream / download “Vagabond”
stream / preorder ‘The Unseen In Between’)

Gunn has also announced a lengthy run of new headline full-band tour dates for the spring, which will commence upon his return from playing East Coast, West Coast, and European shows on April 18th in Milwaukee. The full list of tour dates can be found below.

(photo by Clay Benskin)

Steve Gunn on tour (new dates in bold)

Thursday, January 31 Great Scott, Boston MA ^
Friday, February 1 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY ^
Saturday, February 2 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA ^
Thursday, February 7 – The Hangout, Long Beach, CA  (Steve solo)
Friday, February 8 The Casbah, San Diego CA ^
Saturday, February 9 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA ^
Sunday, February 10 Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz CA $
Tuesday, February 12 Aladdin Theater, Portland OR $
Wednesday, February 13 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA $
Saturday, February 16 The Chapel, San Francisco CA #
Tuesday, March 12 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NL
Wednesday, March 13 Paard, Den Haag NL
Thursday, March 14 Vera, Groningen NL
Friday, March 15 Nochtspeicher, Hamberg DE
Saturday, March 16 Radar, Aarhus DK
Monday, March 18 Folken, Stavanger NO
Wednesday, March 20 Revolver, Oslo NO
Thursday, March 21 Pustervik, Gothenburg SE
Friday, March 22 Loppen, Copenhagen DK
Saturday, March 23 Frannz Club, Berlin DE
Sunday, March 24 Archa Theatre, Prague CZ
Monday, March 25 UT Connewitz, Leipzig DE
Tuesday, March 26 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Wednesday, March 27 Arena, Vienna AT
Saturday, March 30 Südpol, Luzern CH
Sunday, March 31 Rotefabrik, Zurich CH
Monday, April 1 Sonic, Lyon FR
Tuesday, April 2 Le Petit Bain, Paris FR
Wednesday, April 3 De Kreun, Kortrijk BE
Friday, April 5 Oslo, London UK
Saturday, April 6 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK
Sunday, April 7 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Monday, April 8 Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Thursday, April 18 – Cactus Club, Milwaukee,WI*
Friday, April 19 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago,IL *
Saturday, April 20 – Storehouse, Galien, MI
Sunday, April 21 – Off Broadway, St Louis,MO*
Monday, April 22 – 89th Street, Oklahoma City,OK*
Tuesday, April 23 –  Double Wide, Dallas TX *
Wednesday, April 24 – Barracuda, Austin TX*
Friday, April 26 – Saturn, Birmingham,AL*
Saturday, April 27 – 40 Watt, Athens, GA*
Sunday, April 28 – The Earl, Atlanta,GA*
Monday, April 29 – The Basement, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, April 30 – The Mothlight, Asheville, NC*
Wednesday, May 1 – Cat’s Cradle, Carborro, NC*
Thursday, May 2 – Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte,NC*
Friday, May 3 – Richmond Music Hall, Richmond,VA*
Saturday, May 4 – Songbyrd, Washington DC*

^ w/ Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
$ w/ Meg Baird
# w/ Sachiko Kanenobu
* w/ Gun Outfit

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Steve Gunn – “Stonehurst Cowboy”, From ‘The Unseen In Between’

(Made for Matador Records by The Mitcham Submarine)


Steve Gunn sings about the rhythms of life in terms of landscapes — overpasses, oceans and streets, from the perspective of characters that could step in for him but are likely based on folks he’s met along the way. It gives his songwriting a winding quality, enlivened by a dexterous-yet-mindful guitar style that has become Gunn’s own.

For the first time in years, there’s no band — just Gunn, his guitar and a meditation underscored by a video filmed on the streets of London. “Stonehurst Cowboy” muses on a father who knew how to tell a story, and who doubled as a guide through Gunn’s life. Entangled in one of his most indelible guitar melodies, he sings, “Teach us right all those steps / Before there’s nothing left, for all those cowboys in the world.”- Lars Gotrich, NPR

Earlier today, NPR Music premiered “Stonehurst Cowboy”, the second track from Steve Gunn’s incredible new album ‘The Unseen In Between’ (out January 18)

(photo by Clay Benskin)

stream/download “Stonehurst Cowboy”
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Steve Gunn on tour (new date in bold)

Thursday, January 3 Crowley Theater (Solo Show), Marfa TX

Thursday, January 31 Great Scott, Boston MA ^
Friday, February 1 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY ^
Saturday, February 2 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA ^
Friday, February 8 The Casbah, San Diego CA ^
Saturday, February 9 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA ^
Sunday, February 10 Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz CA $
Tuesday, February 12 Aladdin Theater, Portland OR $
Wednesday, February 13 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA $
Saturday, February 16 The Chapel, San Francisco CA #
Tuesday, March 12 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NL
Wednesday, March 13 Paard, Den Haag NL
Thursday, March 14 Vera, Groningen NL
Friday, March 15 Nochtspeicher, Hamberg DE
Saturday, March 16 Radar, Aarhus DK
Monday, March 18 Folken, Stavanger NO
Wednesday, March 20 Revolver, Oslo NO
Thursday, March 21 Pustervik, Gothenburg SE
Friday, March 22 Loppen, Copenhagen DK
Saturday, March 23 Frannz Club, Berlin DE
Sunday, March 24 Archa Theatre, Prague CZ
Monday, March 25 UT Connewitz, Leipzig DE
Tuesday, March 26 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Wednesday, March 27 Arena, Vienna AT
Saturday, March 30 Südpol, Luzern CH
Sunday, March 31 Rotefabrik, Zurich CH
Monday, April 1 Sonic, Lyon FR
Tuesday, April 2 Le Petit Bain, Paris FR
Wednesday, April 3 De Kreun, Kortrijk BE
Friday, April 5 Oslo, London UK
Saturday, April 6 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK
Sunday, April 7 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Monday, April 8 Deaf Institute, Manchester UK

^ w/ Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
$ w/ Meg Baird
# w/ Sachiko Kanenobu

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Iceage – “Broken Hours”

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Following “Balm Of Gilead” released earlier in the month, Iceage today unveil a second new single with “Broken Hours.” A five minute epic of doom-laden swing and crashing, spidery riffs that backdrop Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s howling incantation: “Dying figures, they settle in / Broken hours / It lingers on” – it’s another heart-racing transmission from a band at the peak of their craft.

Iceage cap off their 2018 North American touring tomorrow night in Brooklyn with a show at Elsewhere; their biggest ever UK headline show follows in London on December 7th.

stream / download “Broken Hours”
stream/order ‘Beyondless’

Iceage on tour (new dates in bold):

Tuesday, November 27 Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY +
Wednesday, December 5 Bi Nuu, Berlin DE
Thursday, December 6 De Kreun, Kortrijik BE
Friday, December 7th Hackney Arts Centre, London UK
Wednesday, January 30 Ment Festival, Ljubljana SI
Friday, March 1st Vega, Copenhagen DK

+ – with A Place To Bury Strangers

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Iceage – “Balm Of Gilead”


(photo by Christian Friedlander)

To coincide with their North American tour kicking off tonight, Iceage have unveiled the previously unreleased “Balm of Gilead”, a striking reminder of the band’s ability to create a confident anthem in a dark age. “Balm of Gilead” is part of a split 7” with tourmates Black Lips and will be available in physical form exclusively at the shows on this tour.

Iceage — Elias Bender Rønnenfelt (vocals, lyrics), Jakob Tvilling Pless (bass), Dan Kjær Nielsen (drums), and Johan Wieth (guitar) — will return to as a quartet on this North American run. Fans can expect a taste of new music on top of the band’s beloved catalog. Or alongside. The repertoire is up to them (as always)


stream/download “Balm Of Gilead”

stream/order ‘Beyondless’

Iceage on tour :

Monday, November 5 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC &
Tuesday, November 6 The Showbox at The Market, Seattle WA &
Wednesday, November 7 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR &
Friday, November 9 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA &
Saturday, November 10 The Glass House, Pomona CA &
Sunday, November 11 Marty’s On Newport, Tustin CA &
Monday, November 12 The Regent, Los Angeles CA &
Tuesday, November 13 House of Blues, San Diego CA &
Wednesday, November 14 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ &
Friday, November 16 Granada Theater, Dallas TX&
Saturday, November 17 Mohawk, Austin TX &
Sunday, November 18 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX &
Monday, November 19 One Eyed Jack’s, New Orleans LA
Tuesday, November 20 Saturn, Birmingham AL &
Thursday, November 22 Sala, Mexico City, MX
Friday, November 23 The Earl, Atlanta GA &
Saturday, November 24 The Earl, Atlanta GA &
Sunday, November 25 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY &
Tuesday, November 27 Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY +
Friday, December 7th Hackney Arts Centre, London UK
Friday, March 1st Vega, Copenhagen DK

& – with Black Lips, Surfbort
+ – with A Place To Bury Strangers

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Car Seat Headrest – ‘Twin Fantasy’ (Mirror To Mirror) – Available Today, Pitchfork Fest Webcast


Today marks the digital release date for Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Twin Fantasy (Mirror To Mirror)’, the original 2011 recordings once again available via all streaming/download providers.  As mentioned earlier in this space, the 2XLP white vinyl edition, previously released for Record Store Day 2018, is coming back in print and can be found in stores next Friday, November 9.

Car Seat Headrest’s set at the Paris edition of Pitchfork Music Festival is being webcast today at 2:30pm eastern time.

‘Twin Fantasy – Mirror To Mirror’ White Vinyl
stream  ‘Twin Fantasy (Mirror To Mirror)

Car Seat Headrest on tour :

Friday November 2, Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 3rd La Lune Des Pirates, Amiens FR
Monday, November 5th Tramshed, Cardiff UK
Tuesday, November 6th Rock City, Nottingham UK
Wednesday, November 7th Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Thursday, November 8th Kentish Town 02 Forum, London UK
Saturday, November 10 Rolling Stone Weekender Weissenhauser Strand, DE
Sunday, November 11th Pumpehuset, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, November 13th Vera, Groningen NL
Wednesday, November 14th Tivoli, Utrecht NL
Thursday, November 15th Autumn Falls at Vooruit, Gent BE
Saturday, November 17 Rolling Stone Park Rust, DE
Thursday, February 14 Royale, Boston MA
Friday, February 15 Mass MoCA, North Adams MA
Saturday, February 16 Madison Square Garden, New York NY !
Sunday, February 17 Rams Head Live, Baltimore MD
Monday, February 18 The National, Richmond VA
Wednesday, February 20 Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, February 21 The Moon, Tallahassee FL
Friday, February 22 The Beacham Theater, Orlando FL
Saturday, February 23 The Orpheum, Tampa Bay FL
Tuesday, February 26 Tipitina’s, New Orleans LA
Wednesday, February 27 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Thursday, February 28 Emo’s, Austin TX
Friday, March 1 Canton Hall, Dallas TX
Saturday, March 2 Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX

! – with Interpol, Snail Mail

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boygenius -s/t : Digital Version Out Today, Tour Exclusive Splatter Vinyl Edition

(photo by Kristy Benjamin)

boygenius – the eagerly awaited collaboration EP from Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus — is available today from all popular (and some semi-popular) digital providers. While the 12″ vinyl edition hits stores on November 9, there’s an exclusive tour edition pictured below that can be purchased at one of the upcoming dates (several of which are sold out, so make your move)

boygenius will be appearing on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers”, Monday, November 5th at 12:35 eastern time.

Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus tour dates :

Sunday, November 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN
Tuesday, November 6 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November 7 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, November 8 Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA
Saturday, November 10 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November 11 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Monday, November 12 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, November 13 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, November 15 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Friday, November 16 The Sylvee, Madison WI
Saturday, November 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November 19 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, November 20 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, November 24 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, November 25 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Monday, November 26 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 29 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA
Friday, November 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA

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Interpol – “If You Really Love Nothing” (Reimagined By Pêtr Aleksänder)

Interpol returned to “Later… with Jools Holland” (BBC) this week with a striking performance in black & white of “The Rover”, from their critically acclaimed new album ‘Marauder’. Alongside, the band have released a new version of “If You Really Love Nothing” by Pêtr Aleksänder, the duo of London musicians Tom Hobden and Eliot James, which sees the anthemic song reimagined as a transcendent, string-laden opus.

stream / download “If You Really Love Nothing” (Pêtr Aleksänder version)
stream / purchase ‘Marauder’

Interpol on tour :

Tuesday, November 6th – Akasaka Blitz – Tokyo, JP
Friday, November 9 Clockenflap, Hong Kong CN
Saturday, November 10 Neon Lights, Singapore
Wednesday, November 14th – Royal Albert Hall – London, UK $
Friday, November 16th – 02 Apollo, Manchester UK $
Sunday, November 18th – Olympia Theater, Dublin IE $
Friday, November 23rd – Merhr! Theater, Hamburg DE $
Saturday, November 24th – TAP1 – Copenhagen, DK $
Sunday, November 25th – Tempodrom, Berlin DE $
Tuesday, November 27th – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrect NL $
Wednesday, November 28th – Forest National, Brussels BE $
Thursday, November 29th – La Salle Pleyel – Paris, FR
Sunday, December 30 Falls Festival, Lorne AU
Monday, December 31 Falls Festival, Marion Bay AU
Tuesday, January 2 Falls Festival, Byron Bay AU
Thursday, January 4 Palais Theatre, Melbourne AU
Friday, January 5 Sydney Opera House, Sydney AU
Saturday, January 6 Falls Festival, Fremantle AU
Thursday, January 31 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC
Friday, February 1 Keller Auditorium, Portland OR
Saturday, February 2 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Tuesday, February 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN
Thursday, February 7 The Chicago Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, February 8 Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI
Saturday, February 9 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Monday, February 11 Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Thursday, February 14 The Ritz, Raleigh NC
Friday, February 15 The Anthem, Washington DC
Saturday, February 16th – Madison Square Garden, NYC NY !

$ w/ Nilüfer Yanya

! w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail

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Coming January 18 : Steve Gunn – The Unseen In Between

(photo : Clay Benskin)

Steve Gunn’s long awaited new album, ‘The Unseen In Between’, will be released on January 18. Following the guitarist/vocalist’s 3-night residency at Brooklyn’s Union Pool this month and next, Gunn will tour with a full band throughout the US and Europe in 2019 (full dates below)

preorder / stream ‘The Unseen In Between’
download / stream “New Moon”

For over a decade, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gunn has been one of American music’s most pivotal figures – conjuring immersive and psychedelic sonic landscapes both live and on record, releasing revered solo albums ranking high on in-the-know end of year lists, alongside exploratory collaborations with artists as diverse as Mike Cooper, Kurt Vile, and Michael Chapman (whose most recent studio album he produced).  Gunn is known for telling other people’s stories, but on his breakthrough fourth album, ‘The Unseen In Between’, he explores his own emotional landscapes with his most complex, fully realized songs to date. The lyrics evoke voyages, tempests (actual and emotional), and a rich cast of characters met along the way — the work of an artist finding a place of calm in the midst of a storm. Produced by frequent collaborator James Elkington and engineered by Daniel Schlett, the immaculately recorded ‘Unseen’ forces a reassessment of Gunn’s standing in the pantheon of the era’s great songwriters.

Getting to ‘The Unseen In Between’ itself was not easy for Gunn. In the summer of 2016, Gunn released ‘Eyes On The Lines’, his winning and elliptical debut for Matador. It should have been a triumphant moment, but exactly two weeks later, Gunn’s father and namesake died following a two-year struggle with cancer. During his sickness, he and his son had connected as never before, listening to one another’s experiences and understanding one another’s perspectives; they became not father and son but real friends.

This experience yielded the emotional centerpiece of the album. “Stonehurst Cowboy” is a duet for Gunn’s raw acoustic guitar and spare basslines by Bob Dylan’s musical director Tony Garnier, whose featured throughout the album.  The song distills the lessons Gunn learned from his father and it is a solemn but tender remembrance, a tribute to his father’s reputation as a tough, wise, and witty guy from far west Philadelphia.

A sense of musical renewal and emotional complexity fits the new songs perfectly; “Luciano” seems to be about the chemistry between a bodega owner and his cat, an unspoken romance of gentle obedience and quiet gestures. But Gunn peers below the relationship’s surface and wonders about the owner’s lonely future once the cat is gone, a devastating meditation wrapped in soft strings. And then there’s “Vagabond,” Gunn’s graceful attempt to humanize a rich cast of characters whose lives have gone astray, wanderers who live outside of society’s modern safety net, who pursue “a crooked dream” in spite of what the world expects. Supported by the perfect harmonies of Meg Baird, Gunn finds something lovely in the unloved.

Inspired by contemporary artist Walter De Maria’s Dia Art Foundation-affiliated installation of 400 stainless steel poles atop the high desert of New Mexico, “Lightning Field” considers what we get out of art when it doesn’t work, when lightning does not light up the night for visitors. Opener “New Moon” may begin in the mode of a deep track from Astral Weeks or Fred Neil, with its upright bass and sparse tremolo guitar. But during the song’s final minutes, strings double the melody, and then the guitar rushes headlong, pulling ahead in a wave of ecstatic deliverance. It is a brief but liberating solo, an instant release of tension from the fraught scene Gunn has built, complemented by one of his most arresting vocal performances.

In a final contrast, “Morning is Mended” is an acoustic beauty so resplendent it ranks alongside Sandy Denny or Jackson C. Frank. Buoyed by a melody that sparkles like sunlight on still water, Gunn acknowledges the hardships around him, the feeling of being a “nothing sky,” and then moves forward into the world, walking tall into the fresh morning.  The song is an apt encapsulation of ‘The Unseen In Between’, a gorgeously empathetic record that attempts to recognize the worries of the world and offer some timely assurance.  It is a revelatory and redemptive set, offering the balm of understanding at a time when that seems in very short supply.

 

Steve Gunn on tour (new dates in bold)

Thursday, October 25 Union Pool, Brooklyn NY *
Thursday, November 1 Union Pool, Brooklyn NY **
Thursday, November 8 Union Pool, Brooklyn NY ***
Thursday, January 31 Great Scott, Boston MA ^
Friday, February 1 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY ^
Saturday, February 2 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA ^
Friday, February 8 The Casbah, San Diego CA ^
Saturday, February 9 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA ^
Sunday, February 10 Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz CA $
Tuesday, February 12 Aladdin Theater, Portland OR $
Wednesday, February 13 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA $
Saturday, February 16 The Chapel, San Francisco CA #
Tuesday, March 12 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NL
Wednesday, March 13 Paard, Den Haag NL
Thursday, March 14 Vera, Groningen NL
Friday, March 15 Nochtspeicher, Hamberg DE
Saturday, March 16 Radar, Aarhus DK
Monday, March 18 Folken, Stavanger NO
Wednesday, March 20 Revolver, Oslo NO
Thursday, March 21 Pustervik, Gothenburg SE
Friday, March 22 Loppen, Copenhagen DK
Saturday, March 23 Frannz Club, Berlin DE
Sunday, March 24 Archa Theatre, Prague CZ
Monday, March 25 UT Connewitz, Leipzig DE
Tuesday, March 26 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Wednesday, March 27 Arena, Vienna AT
Saturday, March 30 Südpol, Luzern CH
Sunday, March 31 Rotefabrik, Zurich CH
Monday, April 1 Sonic, Lyon FR
Tuesday, April 2 Le Petit Bain, Paris FR
Wednesday, April 3 De Kreun, Kortrijk BE
Friday, April 5 Oslo, London UK
Saturday, April 6 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK
Sunday, April 7 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Monday, April 8 Deaf Institute, Manchester UK

* w/ Bridget St John
** w/ Loren Connors & Alan Licht
*** w/ Little Black Egg
^ w/ Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
$ w/ Meg Baird
# w/ Sachiko Kanenobu

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New From Snail Mail – “2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World”

Snail Mail’s cover of Courtney Love’s “2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World” is available today via Amazon Music.  You can hear Lindsey Jordan’s version the Lois Maffeo-penned b-side from the 1990 “Uncrushworthy” EP (K Records) by announcing, “Alexa, play the new song from Snail Mail,” but if you don’t actually own an Alexa-powered device, not only will you look pretty foolish if anyone else is in the room, but you’ll have to simply click on this link (so think about it beforehand).

stream/purchase ‘Lush’

Snail Mail on tour :

Sunday, October 21st Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK
Monday, October 22nd Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Tuesday, October 23rd The Hug & Pint, Glasgow UK (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 24th Now Wave, Manchester UK (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, October 25th The Dome at Tufnell Park, London UK (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 29th Bodega, Nottingham UK (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 30th Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton UK (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 31st Thekla, Bristol UK
Monday, November 5th Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Tuesday, November 6th Molotow’s Sky Bar, Hamburg DE (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November 7th Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin DE (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, November 8 Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik IS
Friday, November 9 Sorte Firkant Musikfestival, Copenhagen DK
Sunday, November 11 Sonic City, Kortrijk BE
Tuesday, November 13 The Dome, London UK (SOLD OUT)
Friday, November 30 White Eagle Music Hall, Jersey City NJ
Saturday, December 1 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (early show)
Saturday, December 1 The Sinclair, Boston MA (late show)
Sunday, December 2 Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA
Tuesday, December 4 Dionysus Discotheque at Oberlin College, Oberlin OH
(free show)
Wednesday, December 5 Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit MI
Thursday, December 6 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON * (SOLD OUT)
December 7, Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON *  (SOLD OUT)
December 8, Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON *
Thursday, December 20 The Broadberry, Richmond VA
Thursday, January 17 Metro, Chicago IL
Saturday, January 19 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Friday, December 21 9:30 Club, Washington D.C
Friday, December 29 The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA &
Thursday, January 17 Metro, Chicago IL
Saturday, January 19 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Monday, January 21st The Music Box, San Diego CA #
Tuesday, January 22nd Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA #
Wednesday, January 23rd Novo, Los Angeles CA #
Thursday, January 24 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Saturday, January 26 Aladdin Theater Portland OR +
Sunday, January 27 The Imperial, Vancouver BC +
Monday, January 28 The Neptune Theater, Seattle WA +
Saturday, February 16Madison Square Garden, New York NY !

* w/ Alvvays
& w/ Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Feelies
# w/ Parquet Courts
+ w/ Choir Boy
! w/ Interpol, Car Seat Headrest

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Out Today : KURT VILE – ‘Bottle It In’

Today (Friday, October 12) marks the release date of Kurt Vile’s eagerly awaited ‘Bottle It In’ – Kurt calls it his “best, deepest (and possibly weirdest) album to date,” and WHEN HE’S RIGHT, HE’S RIGHT. Stream or order this sprawling-instant-classic, or track down the special blue 2XLP independent retail edition via this highly detailed map.

If you’re a fan of the podcasting medium or simply long for a wide-ranging, effervescent chat between two of the modern age’s most thoughtful conversationalists, you’ll be thrilled to know that Kurt is Marc Maron’s guest on this week’s edition of WTF.

Kurt Vile and The Violators have added a second night at Brooklyn Steel, November 29, with support from Frankie Cosmos. Tickets are on sale Friday, October 19.

(photo by Jo McCaughey)

Kurt Vile & The Violators On Tour
Friday, October 12th – Grünspan – Hamburg, DE ^
Saturday, October 13th – Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE ^
Sunday, October 14th – Rockefeller – Oslo, NO #
Monday, October 15th – Bern – Stockholm, SE #
Tuesday, October 16th – Vega – Copenhagen, DK #
Thursday, October 18th – Huxleys – Berlin, DE #
Friday, October 19th – Muffathalle – Munich, DE #
Saturday, October 20th – X-Tra – Zurich, CH #
Sunday, October 21st – Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR #
Monday, October 22ns – Apolo – Barcelona, ES #
Tuesday, October 23rd – Teatro Barceló – Madrid, ES #
Thursday, October 25th – Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT #
Friday, October 26th – Hard Club – Porto, PT #
Sunday, October 28th – Rockschool Barbey – Bordeaux, FR #
Monday, October 29th – La Cigale – Paris, FR #
Tuesday, October 30th – Autumn Falls @ AB – Brussels, BE #
Thursday, November 1st – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL #
Friday, November 2nd – Kantine – Köln, DE #
Monday, November 5th – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK # (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, November 6th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK #
Wednesday, November 7th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK #
Thursday, November 8th – St Philips Gate – Bristol, UK #
Friday, November 9th – The Crossing – Birmingham, UK #
Saturday, November 10th – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK #
Sunday, November 11th – 02 Academy – Leeds, UK #
Tuesday, November 13th – 02 ABC – Glasgow, UK #
Wednesday, November 14th – Vicar Street – Dublin, IR #
Sunday, November 24 House of Blues, Boston MA *
Wednesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY *
Thursday, Novembber 29 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY @
Friday, November 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC *
Monday, December 3 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA *
Wednesday, December 5 Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City OK *
Thursday, December 6 ACL Live Moody Theater, Austin TX *
Friday, December 7 Canton Hall, Dallas TX *
Sunday, December 9 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA *
Tuesday, December 11 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA *
Wednesday, December 12 Fox Theater, Oakland CA *
Friday, December 14 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR *
Saturday, December 15 Moore Theatre, Seattle WA *
Sunday, December 16 Vogue, Vancouver BC *
Wednesday, December 19 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN *
Thursday, December 20 Sylvee, Madison WI *
Friday, December 21 Turner Hall Milwaukee WI *
Saturday, December 22 Rivera Theatre, Chicago IL *
Saturday, December 29 The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA !
Thursday, February 14 Higher Ground, Burlington VT +
Friday, February 15 Mtelus, Montreal QC +
Saturday, February 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON + (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, February 17 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Tuesday, February 19 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI +
Wednesday, February 20 Taft Theatre, Cincinnati OH +
Thursday, February 21 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN +
Friday, February 22 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville NY +
Saturday, February 23 Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL +
Sunday, February 24 The Pageant, St. Louis MO +
Tuesday, February 26 The Slowdown, Omaha NE +
Wednesday, February 27 Truman, Kansas City MO +
Thursday, February 28 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO +
Friday, March 1 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT +
Saturday, March 2 M3F Fest, Phoenix AZ
Sunday, March 3 House of Blues, Las Vegas NV +
Tuesday, March 5 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ +
Wednesday, March 6 Meow Wolf, Sante Fe NM +
Friday, March 8 Gruene Hall, New Braunfels TX +
Saturday, March 9 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX +
Sunday, March 10 Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA +
Tuesday, March 12 The Beacham, Orlando FL +
Wednesday, March 13 Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale FL +
Friday, March 15 Saturn, Birmingham AL +
Saturday, March 16 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN +
Sunday, March 17 The National, Richmond VA +
Thursday, April 11 Hunter Lounge, Wellington NZ
Saturday, April 13 Powerstation, Auckland NZ
Monday, April 15 Enmore, Sydney AU &
Tuesday, April 16 Unibar, Wollongong AU &
Wednesday, April 17 ANU, Canberra AU &
Thursday, April 18 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU &
Saturday, April 20 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU &
Monday, April 22 The Forum, Melbourne AU &
Friday, April 26 Bendigo Autumn Music Festival, Bendigo AU
Saturday, April 27 The Gov, Adelaide AU &
Sunday, April 28 Rosemount Carpark, Perth AU &

^ – with Meg Baird (solo)
# – with Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
*- with Jessica Pratt

! w/ The Feelies, Snail Mail
+ w/ The Sadies

@ w/ Frankie Cosmos

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Interpol – “The Rover” (DJ Dodger Stadium Remix)

“We were thinking about remixers like Frankie Knuckles when we approached this one. A guy like that could take a song from any genre and make these incredible grooved out dub versions of his own. We looked at our remix of “The Rover” like that… just trying to build something that could be played in a club late at night.”+- DJDS

Interpol have shared a new remix of “The Rover” by electronic production duo DJDS aka DJ Dodger Stadium (Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy, known for their work with Kanye West, Khalid, Vic Mensa and others), the first in a series of remixes from their critically acclaimed new album ‘Marauder’. The infectious rework sees Balearic synth stabs and undulating rhythm serve as the backdrop to Paul Banks’ haunting vocals and lyrics of an elusive cult leader.

stream/download “The Rover” (DJ Dodger Stadium remix)
stream / purchase ‘Marauder’


(photo by Jamie-James Medina)

Interpol on tour  :

Tuesday, November 6th – Akasaka Blitz – Tokyo, JP
Friday, November 9 Clockenflap, Hong Kong CN
Saturday, November 10 Neon Lights, Singapore
Wednesday, November 14th – Royal Albert Hall – London, UK $
Friday, November 16th – 02 Apollo, Manchester UK $
Sunday, November 18th – Olympia Theater, Dublin IE $
Friday, November 23rd – Merhr! Theater, Hamburg DE $
Saturday, November 24th – TAP1 – Copenhagen, DK $
Sunday, November 25th – Tempodrom, Berlin DE $
Tuesday, November 27th – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrect NL $
Wednesday, November 28th – Forest National, Brussels BE $
Thursday, November 29th – La Salle Pleyel – Paris, FR
Sunday, December 30 Falls Festival, Lorne AU
Monday, December 31 Falls Festival, Marion Bay AU
Tuesday, January 2 Falls Festival, Byron Bay AU
Thursday, January 4 Palais Theatre, Melbourne AU
Friday, January 5 Sydney Opera House, Sydney AU
Saturday, January 6 Falls Festival, Fremantle AU
Thursday, January 31 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC
Friday, February 1 Keller Auditorium, Portland OR
Saturday, February 2 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Tuesday, February 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN
Thursday, February 7 The Chicago Theatre, Chicago IL
Friday, February 8 Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI
Saturday, February 9 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Monday, February 11 Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Thursday, February 14 The Ritz, Raleigh NC
Friday, February 15 The Anthem, Washington DC
Saturday, February 16th – Madison Square Garden, NYC NY !

$ w/ Nilüfer Yanya

! w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail

Interpol Online

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Car Seat Headrest – New 2019 US Dates, ‘Twin Fantasy – Mirror To Mirror’ White Vinyl Edition Repress Coming November 9

(photo : Mikeal Beland)

Car Seat Headrest is excited to announce a newly confirmed run of headline tour dates for 2019. Kicking off on Valentine’s Day in Boston, the tour makes its way down the East Coast, making multiple stops in Florida, a first for the band, and winds its way through Texas, culminating in San Antonio on March 2nd. Car Seat Headrest’s electrifying seven-piece live band, including members of Naked Giants, has been on the road for the past month in the States, playing grandiose, sold-out shows in support of the recently released ‘Twin Fantasy’, the re-recorded and re-imagined return to the band’s 2011 Bandcamp classic. Previously only available physically as a Record Store Day exclusive, the remastered 2011 version of ‘Twin Fantasy’ (dubbed ‘Twin Fantasy – Mirror To Mirror’) will be available on all digital services on November 2nd and on vinyl on November 9th.

‘Twin Fantasy – Mirror To Mirror’ White Vinyl preorder
stream / purchase ‘Twin Fantasy’

Car Seat Headrest on tour (new dates in bold)

Friday, October 12 The Showbox, Seattle WA
Saturday, October 13 The Showbox, Seattle WA
Saturday, November 3rd La Lune Des Pirates, Amiens FR
Monday, November 5th Tramshed, Cardiff UK
Tuesday, November 6th Rock City, Nottingham UK
Wednesday, November 7th Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Thursday, November 8th  Kentish Town 02 Forum, London UK
Saturday, November 10 Rolling Stone Weekender Weissenhauser Strand, DE
Sunday, November 11th Pumpehuset, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, November 13th Vera, Groningen NL
Wednesday, November 14th Tivoli, Utrecht NL
Thursday, November 15th Autumn Falls at Vooruit, Gent BE
Saturday, November 17 Rolling Stone Park Rust, DE
Thursday, February 14 Royale, Boston MA
Friday, February 15 Mass MoCA, North Adams MA
Saturday, February 16 Madison Square Garden, New York NY !
Sunday, February 17 Rams Head Live, Baltimore MD
Monday, February 18 The National, Richmond VA
Wednesday, February 20 Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, February 21 The Moon, Tallahassee FL (On Sale Date TBD Due to Inclement Weather)
Friday, February 22 The Beacham Theater, Orlando FL
Saturday, February 23 The Orpheum, Tampa Bay FL
Tuesday, February 26 Tipitina’s, New Orleans LA
Wednesday, February 27 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Thursday, February 28 Emo’s, Austin TX
Friday, March 1 Canton Hall, Dallas TX
Saturday, March 2 Paper Tiger, San Antonio TX

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Kurt Vile – “One Trick Ponies” (From ‘Bottle It In’)

The latest single from songwriting powerhouse Kurt Vile’s album-of-the-year contender ‘Bottle It In’ is a banjo-propelled, instant classic that belies the author’s claim, “I’ve always had a soft spot for repetition.” While peers real and imagined tip-toe on the periphery of Americana, folk and classic rock, not for the first or last time, Philadelphia’s Vile renders such considerations moot — if he’s not 2018’s wittiest, most evocative storyteller, we’d like to meet whoever else holds the crown.

(lyric video video edited by Marisa Gesualdi)

stream / download “One Trick Ponies”
stream / preorder ‘Bottle It In’

(photo by Jo McCaughey)

Kurt Vile on tour :

Friday, October 12th – Grünspan – Hamburg, DE ^
Saturday, October 13th – Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE ^
Sunday, October 14th – Rockefeller – Oslo, NO #
Monday, October 15th – Bern – Stockholm, SE #
Tuesday, October 16th – Vega – Copenhagen, DK #
Thursday, October 18th – Huxleys – Berlin, DE #
Friday, October 19th – Muffathalle – Munich, DE #
Saturday, October 20th – X-Tra – Zurich, CH #
Sunday, October 21st – Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR #
Monday, October 22ns – Apolo – Barcelona, ES #
Tuesday, October 23rd – Teatro Barceló – Madrid, ES #
Thursday, October 25th – Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT #
Friday, October 26th – Hard Club – Porto, PT #
Sunday, October 28th – Rockschool Barbey – Bordeaux, FR #
Monday, October 29th – La Cigale – Paris, FR #
Tuesday, October 30th – Autumn Falls @ AB – Brussels, BE #
Thursday, November 1st – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL #
Friday, November 2nd – Kantine – Köln, DE #
Monday, November 5th – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK # (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, November 6th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK #
Wednesday, November 7th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK #
Thursday, November 8th – St Philips Gate – Bristol, UK #
Friday, November 9th – The Crossing – Birmingham, UK #
Saturday, November 10th – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK #
Sunday, November 11th – 02 Academy – Leeds, UK #
Tuesday, November 13th – 02 ABC – Glasgow, UK #
Wednesday, November 14th – Vicar Street – Dublin, IR #
Sunday, November 24 House of Blues, Boston MA *
Wednesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY *
Friday, November 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC *
Monday, December 3 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA *
Wednesday, December 5 Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City OK *
Thursday, December 6 ACL Live Moody Theater, Austin TX *
Friday, December 7 Canton Hall, Dallas TX *
Sunday, December 9 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA *
Tuesday, December 11 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA *
Wednesday, December 12 Fox Theater, Oakland CA *
Friday, December 14 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR *
Saturday, December 15 Moore Theatre, Seattle WA *
Sunday, December 16 Vogue, Vancouver BC *
Wednesday, December 19 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN *
Thursday, December 20 Sylvee, Madison WI *
Friday, December 21 Turner Hall Milwaukee WI *
Saturday, December 22 Rivera Theatre, Chicago IL *
Saturday, December 29 The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA !
Thursday, February 14 Higher Ground, Burlington VT +
Friday, February 15 Mtelus, Montreal QC +
Saturday, February 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON + (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, February 17 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Tuesday, February 19 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI +
Wednesday, February 20 Taft Theatre, Cincinnati OH +
Thursday, February 21 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN +
Friday, February 22 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville NY +
Saturday, February 23 Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL +
Sunday, February 24 The Pageant, St. Louis MO +
Tuesday, February 26 The Slowdown, Omaha NE +
Wednesday, February 27 Truman, Kansas City MO +
Thursday, February 28 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO +
Friday, March 1 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT +
Saturday, March 2 M3F Fest, Phoenix AZ
Sunday, March 3 House of Blues, Las Vegas NV +
Tuesday, March 5 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ +
Wednesday, March 6 Meow Wolf, Sante Fe NM +
Friday, March 8 Gruene Hall, New Braunfels TX +
Saturday, March 9 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX +
Sunday, March 10 Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA +
Tuesday, March 12 The Beacham, Orlando FL +
Wednesday, March 13 Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale FL +
Friday, March 15 Saturn, Birmingham AL +
Saturday, March 16 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN +
Sunday, March 17 The National, Richmond VA +
Thursday, April 11 Hunter Lounge, Wellington NZ
Saturday, April 13 Powerstation, Auckland NZ
Monday, April 15 Enmore, Sydney AU &
Tuesday, April 16 Unibar, Wollongong AU &
Wednesday, April 17 ANU, Canberra AU &
Thursday, April 18 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU &
Saturday, April 20 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU &
Monday, April 22 The Forum, Melbourne AU &
Friday, April 26 Bendigo Autumn Music Festival, Bendigo AU
Saturday, April 27 The Gov, Adelaide AU &
Sunday, April 28 Rosemount Carpark, Perth AU &

^ – with Meg Baird (solo)
# – with Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
*- with Jessica Pratt

! w/ The Feelies, Snail Mail
+ w/ The Sadies

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Coming October 12 : Kurt Vile – ‘Bottle It In’

(Video by Marisa Gesualdi
Original Footage directed by Aurora Glassock)

Weeks of speculation come to an end today as details of the new Kurt Vile album can finally be confirmed: One of the most critically and commercially acclaimed artists of the last decade will release ‘Bottle It In’ on October 12th. Today’s announcement is accompanied by the release of a new song titled “Bassackwards”, the album’s beating heart and Vile’s most compelling evocation of how he sees the world: “I was on the ground circa Planet Earth, but out of sorts,” he sings over a gently psychedelic bed of backmasked guitars. “But I snapped back, baby, just in time to jot it down.”

Kurt Vile has also confirmed a lengthy run of worldwide tour dates for 2019 with backing band The Violators, in addition to previously announced tour dates coming up this fall. The 2019 North American shows traverse a multitude of East Coast, Midwest, Southwest, and Southern cities, with support from The Feelies. A special hometown show in Philadelphia has been added for December 29th 2018, which will take place at the newly rehabilitated historic Metropolitan Opera House (aka The Met Philadelphia) as part of their opening week celebration. The full list of tour dates can be found below.

Travel can inspire in surprising ways: Kurt Vile discovered as much making his first record in three years, the eclectic and electrifying Bottle It In, which he recorded at various studios around the country over two very busy years, during sessions that usually punctuated the ends of long tours or family road trips. Every song, whether it’s a concise and catchy pop composition or a sprawling guitar epic, becomes a journey unto itself, taking unexpected detours, circuitous melodic avenues, or open-highway solos. If Vile has become something of a rock guitar god—a mantle he would dismiss out of humility but also out of a desire to keep getting better, to continue absorbing new music, new sounds, new ideas—it’s due to his precise, witty playing style, which turns every riff and rhythm into points on a map and takes the scenic route from one to the next.

Using past albums as points of departure, Bottle It In heads off in new directions, pushing at the edges of the map into unexplored territory: Here be monster jams. These songs show an artist who is still evolving and growing: a songwriter who, like his hero John Prine, can make you laugh and break your heart, often in the same line, as well as a vocalist who essentially rewrites those songs whenever he sings them in his wise, laconic jive-talkin’ drawl. He revels in the minutiae of the music—not simply incorporating new instruments but emphasizing how they interact with his guitar and voice, how the glockenspiel evokes cirrocumulus clouds on “Hysteria,” how Kim Gordon’s “acoustic guitar distortion” (her term) engulfs everything at the end of “Mutinies,” how the banjo curls around his guitar lines and backing vocals from Lucius to lend a high-lonesome aura to “Come Again.”

These journeys took Vile more than two years to navigate, during which time he toured behind his breakout 2015 album b’lieve I’m goin’ down, recorded a duets album with Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist Courtney Barnett, opened for Neil Young in front of 90,000 people in Quebec, famously became a clue on Jeopardy, hung out with friends, took vacations with his wife and daughters.

In April 2017, he trekked out to Indio, California, to catch the Stagecoach Festival and sit in with his friends the Sadies (“my favorite modern band”). Inspired by Willie Nelson’s epic set, Vile spent a few days in Los Angeles working with producer Rob Schnapf at his Mant Sounds studio. The two had previously worked together on “Pretty Pimpin,” the leadoff track on b’lieve that became a number-one AAA radio hit. Their second collaboration was similarly inspired: Featuring backing vocals from Cass McCombs, the eleven-minute title track is full of ominous bass rumbles, hazy-steady drumbeats from Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa, delicate harp stabs from Mary Lattimore, and what sounds like chewy distortion leaking out of a David Lynch flick.

Months later, when a lengthy Violators tour ended in Salt Lake City, Vile let the momentum carry him further west, where he recorded several more songs with engineer/producer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, the War on Drugs) at The Beer Hole in Los Angeles. Other songs were put to tape during sojourns to Portland, Oregon, and to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where fellow Violator Rob Laakso co-produced. The bulk of Bottle It In was bottled up at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with Peter Katis (Interpol, the National) engineering and producing. Bottle It In captures the spontaneity of these impromptu sessions, revealing Vile as a diligent and singularly determined musician.

These recordings are the destinations, but the journeys were just as important, whether they gave him time with his wife and kids or an opportunity to get some writing done. “For a while I was terrified of flying, so I would be listening to whatever country songs I was obsessed with. I’d have George Jones blasting in my ears. Or, I would be reading something about country music. Or, I would start writing songs in that flash of being afraid, being swallowed by life. I’m up there on a plane drinking wine because like everybody else I’m afraid to die. And I wrote ‘Hysteria’ up there.” That new song, with its woozy guitar fanfare, captures mid-flight queasiness well, as Vile daydreams about escaping the flight: “Stop this plane ‘cause I wanna get off,” he sings. “Pull over somewhere on the side of a cloud.”

Bottle It In is about place only insofar as it is about the people in those places: friends and family, bandmates and music heroes, colleagues and collaborators. There’s a lot of love in these big-hearted songs, a lot of warmth toward everyone in Vile’s orbit and even toward those whose paths he’s yet to cross. “Loved you all a long, long while,” he sings on “One-Trick Ponies.” “Looked down into a deep dark well, called all of your names.” The jangly country-rock tune serves as a valentine to… he won’t say, but he and Mozgawa and Farmer Dave Scher deliver a beautifully sympathetic sing-along chorus that invites every one of us one-trick ponies to join in.

As Vile prepares for another round of lengthy tours and countless shows, these songs should prove good company, reminders of the love and responsibility he has toward those he leaves at home and those he meets along the way. That makes the sentiments resonate more strongly and lends Bottle It In an emotional weight. “It’s like that moment on the airplane,” Vile says, “when you’re on your way somewhere and you have that burst of panic. When you’re terrified of dying, that’s when you want people to know you love them.” – Stephen Duesner

Tracklisting :
01 Loading Zones
02 Hysteria
03 Yeah Bones
04 Bassackwards
05 One Trick Ponies
06 Rollin With The Flow
07 Check Baby
08 Bottle It In
09 Mutinies
10 Come Again
11 Cold Was The Wind
12 Skinny Mini
13 (bottle back)

Saturday, December 29 The Met Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA !
Thursday, February 14 Higher Ground, Burlington VT +
Friday, February 15 Mtelus, Montreal QC +
Saturday, February 16 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON +
Tuesday, February 19 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI +
Wednesday, February 20 Taft Theatre, Cincinnati OH +
Thursday, February 21 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN +
Friday, February 22 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville NY +
Saturday, February 23 Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL +
Sunday, February 24 The Pageant, St. Louis MO +
Tuesday, February 26 The Slowdown, Omaha NE +
Wednesday, February 27 Truman, Kansas City MO +
Thursday, February 28 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO +
Friday, March 1 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT +
Saturday, March 2 M3F Fest, Phoenix AZ
Sunday, March 3 House of Blues, Las Vegas NV +
Tuesday, March 5 Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ +
Wednesday, March 6 Meow Wolf, Sante Fe NM +
Friday, March 8 Gruene Hall, New Braunfels TX +
Saturday, March 9 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX +
Sunday, March 10 Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA +
Tuesday, March 12 The Beacham, Orlando FL +
Wednesday, March 13 Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale FL +
Friday, March 15 Saturn, Birmingham AL +
Saturday, March 16 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN +
Sunday, March 17 The National, Richmond VA +
Thursday, April 11 Hunter Lounge, Wellington NZ
Saturday, April 13 Powerstation, Auckland NZ
Monday, April 15 Enmore, Sydney AU &
Tuesday, April 16 Unibar, Wollongong AU &
Wednesday, April 17 ANU, Canberra AU &
Thursday, April 18 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU &
Saturday, April 20 Bryon Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay AU &
Monday, April 22 The Forum, Melbourne AU &
Saturday, April 27 The Gov, Adelaide AU &
Sunday, April 28 Rosemount Hotel, Perth AU &

! w/ The Feelies
+ w/ The Sadies

& w/ RVG

Previously announced tour dates :

Friday, October 12th – Grünspan – Hamburg, DE ^
Saturday, October 13th – Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE ^
Sunday, October 14th – Rockefeller – Oslo, NO #
Monday, October 15th – Bern – Stockholm, SE #
Tuesday, October 16th – Vega – Copenhagen, DK #
Thursday, October 18th – Huxleys – Berlin, DE #
Friday, October 19th – Muffathalle – Munich, DE #
Saturday, October 20th – X-Tra – Zurich, CH #
Sunday, October 21st – Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR #
Monday, October 22ns – Apolo – Barcelona, ES #
Tuesday, October 23rd – Teatro Barceló – Madrid, ES #
Thursday, October 25th – Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT #
Friday, October 26th – Hard Club – Porto, PT #
Sunday, October 28th – Rockschool Barbey – Bordeaux, FR #
Monday, October 29th – La Cigale – Paris, FR #
Tuesday, October 30th – Autumn Falls @ AB – Brussels, BE #
Thursday, November 1st – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL #
Friday, November 2nd – Kantine – Köln, DE #
Monday, November 5th – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK #
Tuesday, November 6th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK #
Wednesday, November 7th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK #
Thursday, November 8th – St Philips Gate – Bristol, UK #
Friday, November 9th – The Crossing – Birmingham, UK #
Saturday, November 10th – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK #
Sunday, November 11th – 02 Academy – Leeds, UK #
Tuesday, November 13th – 02 ABC – Glasgow, UK #
Wednesday, November 14th – Vicar Street – Dublin, IR #
Sunday, November 24 House of Blues, Boston MA *
Wednesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY *
Friday, November 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC *
Monday, December 3 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA *
Wednesday, December 5 Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City OK *
Thursday, December 6 ACL Live Moody Theater, Austin TX *
Friday, December 7 Canton Hall, Dallas TX *
Sunday, December 9 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA *
Tuesday, December 11 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA *
Wednesday, December 12 Fox Theater, Oakland CA *
Friday, December 14 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR *
Saturday, December 15 Moore Theatre, Seattle WA *
Sunday, December 16 Vogue, Vancouver BC *
Wednesday, December 19 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN *
Thursday, December 20 Sylvee, Madison WI *
Friday, December 21 Turner Hall Milwaukee WI *
Saturday, December 22 Rivera Theatre, Chicago IL *

^ – with Meg Baird (solo)
# – with Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
*- with Jessica Pratt

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Coming November 9 : boygenius


(photo : Lera Pentelute)

The rumors are true: boygenius, the band of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus will release their self-titled EP debut on November 9th on Matador. The illustrious trio is comprised of the most exciting and visionary young songwriters in independent rock, whose critically acclaimed albums were all released in the past year (‘Turn Out The Lights’, ‘Stranger In The Alps’, and ‘Historian’, respectively). To celebrate today’s announcement, boygenius has released a captivating triumvirate of new songs titled “Stay Down,” “Me & My Dog,” and “Bite The Hand,” which can be heard HERE.

Baker and Bridgers will hit the road in North America this fall for a co-headline tour, with Dacus opening. Each artist will play her own individual set of tunes, but fans just might be able to hear some boygenius songs along the way – though that’s another rumor we can’t yet confirm. The tour kicks off at Nashville’s  Ryman Auditorium on November 4th, and hits major markets in the Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast, culminating at The Wiltern in LA on November 30. The full list of tour dates, as well as each individual artist’s itinerary, can be found below.

(stream / preorder ‘boygenius’)



Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus tour dates :

Sunday, November 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN
Tuesday, November 6 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, November 7 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Thursday, November 8 Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA

Saturday, November 10 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Sunday, November 11 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Monday, November 12 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
Tuesday, November 13 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
Thursday, November 15 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Friday, November 16 The Sylvee, Madison WI
Saturday, November 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November 19 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, November 20 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, November 24 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, November 25 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Monday, November 26 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 29 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA
Friday, November 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA

Julien Baker Tour Dates :

Wednesday, August 29th – C/O Pop – Cologne, DE
Saturday, September 1st – End of The Road Festival – Larmer Tree Gardens, UK
Monday, September 3rd – Botanique – Brussels, BE
Tuesday, September 4th – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
Wednesday, September 5th – Elbphilharmonie – Hamburg, DE
Friday, September 7th – Hotel Cecil – Copenhagen, DK
Saturday, September 8th – Perfect Sounds Forever – Bergen, NO
Monday, September 10th – Kagelbanan – Stockholm, SE
Thursday, September 13th – UT Connewitz – Leipzig, DE
Friday, September 14th – NOD – Prague, CZ
Saturday, September 15th – Flex Café – Vienna, AT
Sunday, September 16th – Ampere – Munich, DE
Tuesday, September 18th – Ohibo – Milan, IT
Thursday, September 20th – Bad Bonn – Dudingen, CH
Saturday, September 22nd – La Maroquinerie – Paris, FR

Phoebe Bridgers Tour Dates:

Tuesday, August 21 Scala, London UK
Thursday, September 20 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA #
Friday, September 21 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA #
Saturday, September 22 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara CA  #
Thursday, September 27 The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA #
Friday, September 28 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia MD #
Saturday, September 29 Forest Hills Stadium, Forest Hills NY #
Wednesday, October 3 The Van Buren, Phoenix AZ *
Thursday, October 4 Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA *
Friday, October 5 Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz CA *
Sunday, October 7 Gundlach Bundschu Winery Sonoma CA *

# with The National
* with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

Lucy Dacus tour dates :

Tuesday, August 21 The Boileroom, Guilford UKThursday, August 23 Bad Bonn Festival, Dudingen CH
Saturday, August 25 Recession at Radar, Aarhus DK
Sunday, August 26 Plan B, Malmo SE
Monday, August 27 Open Oya Festival, Oslo NO
Tuesday, August 28 Perfect Sounds Forever Festival, Bergen NO
Friday, August 31, End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK
Sunday, September 2 Electric Picnic Festival, Dublin IE
Friday, September 14 Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville VA
Saturday September 29, OutessaFest, Upper Marlboro MD
Monday, October 22 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich UK
Tuesday, October 23 Thekla, Bristol UK
Thursday, October 25 The Cookie, Leicester UK
Friday, October 26 Mono, Glasgow UK
Saturday, October 27 Now Wave, Manchester UK
Monday, October 29 The Haunt, Brighton UK
Wednesday, October 31 Islington Assembly Hall, London UK *Julien Baker online :Facebook
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VIDEO : Kurt Vile – “Loading Zones”

This morning, we’re pleased to present the Kurt Vile video, “Loading Zones,” the first new music to surface from him since 2015. Directed by Drew Saracco, the video is a paean to Kurt’s City of Brotherly Love, and a farcical tribute to the song’s lyrics, a loose account of his peculiar parking strategy. Law enforcement is played by Kevin Corrigan and Matt Korvette.

Kurt and The Violators (Rob Laakso, Kyle Spence, and Jesse Trbovich) hit the road this fall on an extensive global tour. Tickets are on-sale now for the full world tour, which commences in Hamburg, Germany on October 12th. The North American leg, where fans can expect a further taste of new music in addition to the band’s iconic catalogue, kicks off on November 24th in Boston. The band has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket sold will go to support the ACLU’s work defending and protecting our individual rights and liberties.  The full list of tour dates can be found below.

stream / download “Loading Zones”

(photo by Jo McCaughey)

Kurt Vile and The Violators on tour :

Friday, October 12th – Grünspan – Hamburg, DE ^
Saturday, October 13th – Pustervik – Gothenburg, SE ^
Sunday, October 14th – Rockefeller – Oslo, NO #
Monday, October 15th – Bern – Stockholm, SE #
Tuesday, October 16th – Vega – Copenhagen, DK #
Thursday, October 18th – Huxleys – Berlin, DE #
Friday, October 19th – Muffathalle – Munich, DE #
Saturday, October 20th – X-Tra – Zurich, CH #
Sunday, October 21st – Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, FR #
Monday, October 22ns – Apolo – Barcelona, ES #
Tuesday, October 23rd – Teatro Barceló – Madrid, ES #
Thursday, October 25th – Lisboa Ao Vivo – Lisbon, PT #
Friday, October 26th – Hard Club – Porto, PT #
Sunday, October 28th – Rockschool Barbey – Bordeaux, FR #
Monday, October 29th – La Cigale – Paris, FR #
Tuesday, October 30th – Autumn Falls @ AB – Brussels, BE #
Thursday, November 1st – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL #
Friday, November 2nd – Kantine – Köln, DE #
Monday, November 5th – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK #
Tuesday, November 6th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK #
Wednesday, November 7th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK #
Thursday, November 8th – St Philips Gate – Bristol, UK #
Friday, November 9th – The Crossing – Birmingham, UK #
Saturday, November 10th – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK #
Sunday, November 11th – 02 Academy – Leeds, UK #
Tuesday, November 13th – 02 ABC – Glasgow, UK #
Wednesday, November 14th – Vicar Street – Dublin, IR #
Sunday, November 24 House of Blues, Boston MA *
Wednesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY *
Friday, November 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC *
Monday, December 3 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA *
Wednesday, December 5 Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City OK *
Thursday, December 6 ACL Live Moody Theater, Austin TX *
Friday, December 7 Canton Hall, Dallas TX *
Sunday, December 9 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA *
Tuesday, December 11 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA *
Wednesday, December 12 Fox Theater, Oakland CA *
Friday, December 14 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR *
Saturday, December 15 Moore Theatre, Seattle WA *
Sunday, December 16 Vogue, Vancouver BC *
Wednesday, December 19 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN *
Thursday, December 20 Sylvee, Madison WI *
Friday, December 21 Turner Hall Milwaukee WI *
Saturday, December 22 Rivera Theatre, Chicago IL *

^ – with Meg Baird (solo)
# – with Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
*- with Jessica Pratt

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