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Coming October 30 : Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Style

By Gerard on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

“Something Soon”, directed by Jason Reid

Earlier this year, Chris Lombardi began bugging the rest of us with Bandcamp links to someone or something called Car Seat Headrest. After getting over the initial shock of Chris circulating Bandcamp links, it was like, HELLO RABBIT HOLE. As it turned, Car Seat Headrest is the adopted moniker of 22 year old Will Toledo, previously of Leesburg, VA, currently ensconced in Seattle, WA. While we’ve been puttering around in record label hell, Will’s banged out no fewer than 11 straight-to-internet albums in the past 5 years and they’re nothing short of amazing. Whatever limited notion we’ve had of bedroom recording / solo / no-fi auteur-isms was pretty much blown to bits by the quality of Will’s songs, if not the staggering stylistic range. That we’re not the only ones thoroughly obsessed with the Car Seat Headrest ouevre is less of a surprise — w/ zero label or rock biz backing, Will’s amassed a substantial, more than slightly fanatical following. We’d have been skeptical, too, had we not heard the stuff!

Fast forward to Autumn, 2015 and we’re releasing Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens Of Style’ on October 30, an album featuring revised versions of songs from  ’3′ (2010), ’My Back Is Killing Me Baby’  (2011), and ’Monomania’ (2012). Calling it a primer on Car Seat Headrest doesn’t really do justice to the emotional wallop packed by this album, but since it wouldn’t be technically incorrect, you can go right ahead (provided you specifically reference the emotional wallop).

A new Car Seat Headrest studio album, ‘Teens Of Denial’, follows in early 2016. I’d say we’re losing our minds over this stuff except that could be used as grounds to wrest control of the company away from us, so let’s just leave it at we-couldn’t-be-more-thrilled to introduce you to the world of Will Toledo (unless no introduction is necessary, in which case you already know why we’re making such a big deal about this)

photo by Chona Kasinger

TRACKLISTING:
1. Sunburned Shirts
2. The Drum
3. Something Soon
4. No Passion
5. Times to Die
6. psst, teenagers, take off your clo
7. Strangers
8. Maud Gone
9. Los Borrachos (I Don’t Have Any Hope Left, But the Weather is Nice)
10. Bad Role Models, Old Idols Exhumed (psst, teenagers, put your clothes back o)
11. Oh! Starving

preorder ‘Teens Of Style’ from the following :

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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)
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 Outfitters Party)

November / December tour

Friday, November, 27 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry*
Saturday, November, 28 – Madison, WI – The Frequency*
Sunday, November, 29 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Monday, November, 30 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch*
Tuesday, December, 1 – Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar
Wednesday December, 2 – Montreal, QC – Le Ritz
Friday, December, 4 – Cambridge, MA – The Lizard Lounge*
Saturday, December, 5 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right*
Sunday, December, 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
Monday, December, 7 – Washington, DC – DC9*
Tuesday, December, 8 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter*
Thursday, December, 10 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
Friday, December, 11 – Nashville, TN – High Watt*
Saturday, December, 12 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo*

* w/ NE-HI

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Kurt Vile – ‘b’lieve i’m goin down…’ Trailer

By Gerard on Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The above clip was directed by Danny Perez.

‘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)”

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/

Yo La Tengo : ‘Stuff Like That There’ Streaming Today via NPR First Listen

By Gerard on Thursday, August 20th, 2015

In advance of the August 28 release date, NPR First Listen is streaming the new Yo La Tengo album, ‘Stuff Like That There’ in full today. Jason Heller hails YLT’s “encyclopedic love of music that transcends genre” (“the album shows, yet again, just how euphorically Yo La Tengo scrawls outside the line”), though it seems his editors cut the line where he compliments Matador Records’ restraint in eschewing some super tired “Straight Outta Hoboken” meme for cheap social media laughs.

One the evening of Friday, August 28, Other Music is hosting a release day party for ‘Stuff Like That There’, with Ira, Georgia and James DJ’ing and signing records. In addition, those who purchase the album will have a chance to win two guest list spots to “Songs Like These Here”: an evening of YLT-themed piano karaoke featuring Joe McGinity, Tuesday, September 8, at Sid Gold’s Request Room in Manhattan

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

Preorder ‘Stuff Like That There’ from the following digital outlets, with “Automatic Doom” and “Deeper Into Movies” available instantly.
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Savages : New Album Trailer

By The Management on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Words written by Phyllis Rose from Jazz Cleopatra: Josephine Baker In Her Time and spoken by Henry Rollins
Footage shot in January 2016 during Savages’ NYC residency

Savages on tour

Thursday, August 20 – Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
Friday, August 21 – The Sayers Club, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 22 – FYF Fest, LA Historic State Park, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, August 23 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
Tuesday, August 25 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, August 26 – The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
Friday, September 4 – Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland, Netherlands
Friday, September 11 – La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Lausanne, Switzerland
Friday, October 23 – Saturday, October 24 – Simple Things Festival, Bristol, UK

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Majical Cloudz – ‘Are You Alone?’ Coming October 16, “Silver Car Crash” Premiere

By The Management on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

(photo by Sarah O’Driscoll)

In 2013, the Canadian musical-performance art project Majical Cloudz released Impersonator via label Matador, garnering global praise as one of the year’s best albums. Since then, principle writer and vocalist Devon Welsh has been fastidiously crafting the band’s second studio album, while simultaneously touring the world with producer Matthew Otto. Today, Majical Cloudz announce their anticipated sophomore LP, ‘Are You Alone?’, arriving in-stores and online around the world on October 16th.

Building off a solidly-laid visual and sonic foundation, the narrative remains – simple yet emotionally forthcoming lyrics showcasing raw vulnerability, backed by sparse instrumentation and minimalist production. Welsh delivers melancholic but melody driven vocals echoing off elemental tones, praising love and friendship, commiserating over heartbreak and sadness. Written and recorded between Montreal and Detroit, it comes as no surprise that Welsh and Otto have created another soulful novella, continuing to contribute to the evolution of sound in pop, indie, and electronic music.

This morning, Majical Cloudz are sharing the first single off of ‘Are You Alone?’, “Silver Car Crash”,

TRACKLISTING:
1. Disappeared
2. Control
3. Are You Alone?
4. So Blue
5. Heavy
6. Silver Car Crash
7. Change
8. If You’re Lonely
9. Downtown
10. Easier Said Than Done
11. Game Show
12. Call On Me

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

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Pavement – ‘The Secret History Vol. 1′ Out Today

By Gerard on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

(handiwork of Robin Groves)

Just a reminder that the Pavement rarities comp., ‘The Secret History Vol. 1′ (gloriously depicted here), is out TODAY via Matador in North America and Domino in Europe. Publications including but not limited to Newsweek, New York and Rolling Stone have been awash in coverage for this important title, but I’m pretty sure a confident, iconoclastic person like yourself isn’t swayed by that sort of thing and you were gonna order the 2XLP anyway.

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Now Streaming At NPR First Listen : Pavement’s ‘The Secret History, Vol.1′

By Gerard on Monday, August 3rd, 2015

(photo courtesy The Spiral Stairs Archives)

One week prior to release, ‘The Secret History, Vol. 1′, the Pavement double LP rarities comp. touted in this space previously, is streaming today via NPR Music. NPR’s Jason Heller writes, “these songs have all been floating around for years, either on their original releases, as bonus tracks on reissued albums, or as bootlegs. But bundling them has a purpose, aside from simple commerce: In a recent Pitchfork interview, Malkmus called History “the album that could have been between Slanted And Enchanted and Crooked Rain [the album on which 'Cut Your Hair' appears].” He’s right. There’s a coherence to the chaos of these 30 misfit songs, each one an off-kilter, self-sabotaging gem. By stringing them together, they speak powerfully to the way Pavement celebrated songcraft while gnawing at its foundations. If the ’90s had turned out differently, Pavement could have been as popular as, say, Weezer. Instead, as History proves, they were always destined for something stranger.”    Also, Weezer are/were terrible!  Thanks, Jason!

(Preorder ‘The Secret History, Vol. 1′ from the Matador Store)

(‘The Secret History, Vol. 1′ will be available in Europe via Domino)

HÆLOS: “EARTH NOT ABOVE” EP / LIMITED EDITION VINYL

By Blue on Monday, August 3rd, 2015

(Photo by Dave Ma)

After the digital release of Hælos’ “Earth Not Above” EP back in June, we are pleased to say that you will now be able to physically get your hands on a limited edition 12″ version as of August 14th, which will mark the first of it’s kind for the London trio. You can pre-order from the following links below:

Rough Trade / Piccadilly / Jumbo

Track listing:

A1. Earth Not Above
A2. Cloud Nine
B1. Breathe
B2. Ethyr

You can listen to the EP here.

Over the summer so far the band have been playing at several festivals including Field Day, Secret Garden Party, Latitude and Heartbeats, and will be performing with TV on the Radio at their London Roundhouse shows. Full list of tour dates below.

Saturday, August, 22 –  Dockville Festival, Hamburg, DE
Thursday, August, 30 – Roundhouse, London*
Friday, August, 31 – Roundhouse, London*
Sunday, September, 6 – Festival No.6, North Wales, UK
Thursday, October, 29 – Pitchfork Festival, Paris

*Supporting TV on the Radio

 

Watch this space…

 

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PAVEMENT ‘THE SECRET HISTORY VOLUME 1′ (2xLP) PRODUCT SHOTS, AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

By Rian on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Behold these glamorous photos of the upcoming release ‘The Secret History Volume 1′. This 2xLP is available now for pre-order: http://smarturl.it/SecretHistory_Vol1 (out officially August 11th).

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

By The Management on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

(photo by Marina Chavez)

“Pretty Pimpin“, directed by Daniel Henry

Having been the subject and willing conspirator of many intentional lies planted in Sonic Youth bios over the years, I know first hand the way album lore can bend reality to its truth. After the infamous Byron Coley originated the SY “Trilogy” myth in the Murray Street bio, we had no choice but to fulfill those expectations with Sonic Nurse. “Why did you decide to make a trilogy?” was always the first question asked in interviews around that time.

But this is Kurt Vile’s bio, and I wont do that to him. Anyway, Kurt does his own myth making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air.  Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, b’lieve i’m goin down… is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history (“valley of ashes”) of woody honest strait forward talk guthrie, and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape. The record is all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of singer songwriter upcycling. In Kurt’s words, “I wanted to get back into the habit of writing a sad song on my couch, with nobody waiting on me. I really wanted it to sound like it’s on my couch — not in a lo-fi way, just more unguarded and vulnerable.”

For a record that plays like a cohesive acoustic experience, its musicality marks Kurt’s departure from an electric guitar experience to include a range of instrumentation with a large group of players. From the banjo he plays on “I’m an Outlaw” to the piano and lapsteel on “Life Like This,” and the myriad other instruments on other songs, including farfisa, resonator, arps, horns and synth, one never thinks about what exactly yr listening to as it all serves the song.

The heart of the record is “Stand Inside.” The music is quiet and the melody, like a hymn, folds in on itself, and embraces full strength in a sexy, floating forcelessness that slowly gathers into a wave that doesn’t go where you think it will or rather gives in to itself and celebrates a man willing to be defined by a woman and his love for her as witness to each other’s lives… Don’t stand by my side, stand inside gives up roleplaying for true exposure and vulnerability.

It’s a weird, accepting, mature record, acknowledging the inherent immaturity of being a person whether father, husband, partner, adult, musician, not perfect, but compelling for its understanding … that’s life though so sad to say… I love this record,
b’lieve i’m goin down.

Kim Gordon

TRACK LISTING – b’lieve i’m goin down…
1.Pretty Pimpin
2.I’m an Outlaw
3.Dust Bunnies
4.That’s Life, tho (almost hate to say)
5.Wheelhouse
6.Life Like This
7.All in a Daze Work
8.Lost my Head there
9.Stand Inside
10.Bad Omens
11.Kidding Around
12.Wild Imagination