HÆLOS – KEXP Session

With their hotly anticipated debut album, ‘Full Circle’ hitting stores/ears worldwide in less than a month (March 18 to be exact), HÆLOS visited the studios of Seattle’s KEXP during their recent West Coast tour and recorded the following 4 song session for Cheryl Waters :

“Earth Not Above”


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

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


HÆLOS online :

VIDEO: Car Seat Headrest’s Tiny Desk Concert for NPR

In the latest Tiny Desk Concert, Will Toledo aka Car Seat Headrest had a little help from his friends as well as one of the tiniest drum sets that I’ve ever seen. Set list includes: “The Drum”, “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales” and “Sober To Death”. You might notice that one of those songs is new… You also might not notice. Maybe you can’t take a hint.


Thursday February 18: ACUD, Berlin (D) TICKETS
Friday February 19: Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (DK) TICKETS
Saturday February 20: Aalhaus, Hamburg (D) TICKETS
Sunday February 21: Botanique, Brussels (B) TICKETS
Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS

BUY Teens Of Style:
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HÆLOS in session on KEXP Today

In the wake of packed US debut shows in San Francisco and LA, HÆLOS can be heard today on KEXP.org, in session at 3pm eastern (noon pacific time).

During their U.S. visit, the trio have taken over the Matador instagram account and we’re hopeful that someone will explain to us how we’re supposed to take it back.

Preorder ‘Full Circle’ (out 18 March) from the following :

The Matador Store
iTunes: (“Oracle” ,”Pray”, “Earth Not Above” and “Dust” all available instantly)


February 27, London, Vault Lates
March 15-20, Austin TX South By Southwest (details to come)
March 29 New York NY Mercury Lounge
March 30 Brooklyn NY , Baby’s Alright
April 15 Indio CA, Coachella
April 20, Los Angeles, The Echo
April 22 Indio CA, Coachella

HÆLOS Online :

VIDEO : Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin'” & “Wild Imagination” From Thursday’s “Conan”

Happy ‘b’lieve i’m goin down’ release day to one and all. From last night’s broadcast of TBS’ “Conan”, here’s Kurt with performances of “Pretty Pimpin'” and “Wild Imagination” (the latter being an internet exclusive) :

Tune in to KCRW today for Kurt Vile & The Violators live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am PDT / 2:15pm EDT. (89.9FM in Los Angeles, or listen and watch on KCRW.com)

order ‘b’lieve i’m goin down’ from the following :

The Matador Store
UK orders
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

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 – World Cafe Live Broadcast At Noon, “CBS This Morning” Tomorrow, ‘Stuff Like That There’ Out Today

If you’re not already aware that today (Friday, August 28) marks the official release date of Yo La Tengo’s ‘Stuff Like That There’, I guess you could say the record label had done a very poor job. Since you’re too polite and kind to say that (to our faces, anyway), let’s concentrate on the next couple of days of exciting activity :


Yo La Tengo, performing at World Cafe Live at noon, broadcast live on WXPN, video stream available here.


Yo La Tengo guest DJ’ing and signing copies of ‘Stuff Like That There’ at Other Music.


Yo La Tengo live on “CBS This Morning” (as seen below) :

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

Order ‘Stuff Like That There’ from the following digital outlets :
Google Play

Yo La Tengo – official site


In the long line of things going on in The New Pornographers’ world, first things first. Today, at 4pm EST on WDST (Woodstock) Carl Newman will be guest DJ’ing and chatting in advance of the band’s show tomorrow at the Bearsville Theatre. WDST is 100.1FM in Woodstock and you can listen online at http://radiowoodstock.com/

That show begins a line of North American summer tour dates. Please note that the band will be playing a FREE show in the name of Celebrate Brooklyn THIS Saturday in Prospect Park.

Thursday, July, 9 – Bearsville Theatre, Woodstock NY*

Friday, July, 10 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC SOLD OUT*
Saturday, July, 11 – Celebrate Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY FREE*
Sunday, July, 12 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Tuesday, July, 14 – The Vogue, Indianapolis IN*
Wednesday, July, 15 – Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids MI*
Thursday, July, 16 –  The Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL*
Friday, July, 17 – Live on Martin Luther King, Madison WI FREE*
Saturday, July, 18 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday, July, 19 – Sloss Music and Arts Festival, Birmingham AL
* w/ Thao & the Get Down Stay Down



Belle and Sebastian : Tonight On SiriusXMU Sessions

(photo culled from Belle and Sebastian’s Facebook page. L-R : several people we don’t know, Stuart Murdoch, more people we don’t know, Stevie Jackson)

Following a whirlwind, almost-totally-sold-out North American tour, Belle and Sebastian can be heard tonight in what’s being billed as a “stripped down” performance recorded for SiriusXMU Sessions (Sirius/XM Channel 35), airing at 9pm eastern. We’re assuming this means fewer members of the group participated as opposed to playing in the nude, but in lieu of any photo/video evidence, who can really say for certain? Replays of the session as as follows :

4/23 at 3a ET
4/23 at 4p ET
4/24 at 9a ET
4/26 at noon ET

Belle and Sebastian on tour :

Sunday May 3 – St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
Monday May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol England
Tuesday May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
Thursday May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
Friday May 8 – Open, Norwich, England
Sunday May 10 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
Monday May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Tuesday May 12 – Westminster Central Hall, London (sold out)
Thursday May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Friday May 15 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
Saturday May 16 – City Hall, Newcastle, England
Monday May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
Tuesday May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
Friday, May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday May 24 – Sound City, Liverpool, England
Saturday, June, 6 – Sunday, June, 7 – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX
Tuesday, June, 9 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby PA
Wednesday, June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York NY (with Real Estate)
Thursday, June, 11 – Echostage, Washington DC
Friday June 12- Saturday, June, 13 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN (date and time TBA)
Sunday June 14 – LC Amphitheatre Pavilion, Columbus OH
Wednesday, June, 17 – Red Rocks, Morrison CO
Thursday, June, 18 – Uptown Theatre, Kansas City MO
Friday, June 19 – Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee WI (with Courtney Barnett)
Saturday, June, 20 – Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN (with Conor Oberst, Courtney Barnett)
Thursday – Saturday, July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland

ORDER ‘Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance’ :
Belle & Sebastian Store (UK)
The Matador Store (North America)
Google Play (U.S. orders only)
Newbury Comics (limited clear vinyl edition)

Belle and Sebastian – official site
‘It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career’ – official site
Belle and Sebastian – Twitter


(above, photo of amazing fan-made, folk art tribute from days spent in Sydney)

Those basking in the glow of a very cold, miserable Monday will be delighted to know that there are TWO sessions with Belle and Sebastian that will be airing today on opposite sides of the world to help you through.

Right now, you can tune into BBC Radio Scotland to watch/listen to Vic Galloway host a VERY special 2-hour show. The band will have live session tracks as well as an interview with Stuart Murdoch. See it all happen HERE.

Next, up at 11:15am PST/2:15pm EST: KCRW ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic’ hosts the band in Apogee Studios as they play old and new favorites.

‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’ is available wherever you choose to buy records.


The New Pornographers on Sirius XMU tonight/this week

Hot on the heels of their recently concluded US and European tour dates, The New Pornographers appear on Sirius XMU (channel 35 on your Sirius XM dial) tonight at 9pm EST, performing songs from their Album Of The Year contender, Brill Bruisers.

Can’t listen tonight? Don’t worry, XMU has you covered with multiple re-broadcasts. Full schedule as follows:

Weds at 9p EST
Thurs at 3pm EST
Thurs at 4p EST
Fri at 9a EST
Sun at noon EST

Tune in!

The New Pornographers live on Radio Milwaukee today

Prior to entertaining the masses at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater tonight, The New Pornographers will be entertaining, um, the masses, via the magic of live radio. Tune in to 88.9 Radio Milwaukee at noon CST for a performance by the band, or stream the set at radiomilwaukee.org if you’re more about ones and zeros than transmitters. Up to you really.

Tour dates!

Thursday, November, 13 — Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 — Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 — House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 — House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 — Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Monday, December, 1 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December, 2 — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December, 3 — Botanique – Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December, 4 — La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December, 5 — Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December, 6 — Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December, 7 — Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals
! with Pickwick, Cool

order ‘Brill Bruisers’ from the following :
The Matador Store
New Pornos Store


There is nothing like a Dane: Lower and Iceage on the radio today

Copenhagen is better-represented than usual on the nation’s airwaves today, with Lower and Iceage making near-simultaneous appearances at two of the finer college radio stations to which you could ever hope to listen (in my humble opinion).

First off, we have Lower performing live on Radio K, which at this point has to be considered only a notch or two below Prince when it comes to Minneapolis institutions. Listen online at RadioK.org, or on their trio of radio frequencies (770AM, 100.7FM and 104.5FM) if you live in the Twin Cities, starting at 4:30PM EDT/3:30pm CDT.

Shortly thereafter, at around 5:00PM EDT, Iceage will be waltzing into the studio at New York’s WNYU for an appearance on the always vital New Afternoon Show to talk about their just-released album, Plowing Into The Field Of Love, and spin some tunes. WNYU.org is the URL, 89.1FM is the frequency.


Plowing Into The Field Of Love‘ has been out officially for one day and causing many to feel “emotion” to various degrees. Unless you saw the band when they toured this past spring, you have not yet heard these new songs live. They are back on the road this Friday with show at Philadelphia’s First Unitarian Church, but not before playing LIVE in KEXP’s The Cutting Room Studios in NYC this afternoon at 12:00 EDT. Tune in to 90.3 or kexp.org.

Friday, October 10 – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA*
Saturday, October 11 – Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD*
Sunday, October 12 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY*
Monday, October 13 – Acheron, Brooklyn NY (with Uniform, Cheena)
Wednesday, October 15 – The Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton MA*
Thursday, October, 16 – Great Scott, Boston MA*$
Friday, October 17 – La Vitrola, Montreal QC, Canada%
Saturday, October 18 – Gabba Hey, Ottatwwa ON, Canada#
Sunday, October 19 – Horseshoe, Toronto ON, Canada#
Tuesday, October 21 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit MI*#
Wednesday, October 22 – The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL*#
Thursday, October, 23 – Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN*
Friday, October 24 – Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Saturday, October 25 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS*
Sunday, October 26 – Hi-Dive, Denver CO*
Monday, October 27 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT*
Wednesday, October 29 – Holland Project, Reno NV*
Friday, October 31 – Elbo Room, San Francisco CA*
Saturday, November 1 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA *$
Sunday, November 2 – The Echo, Los Angeles CA*
Monday, November 3, – The Casbah, San Diego CA*
Tuesday, November 4 – 51 West, Phoenix AZ*
Wednesday, November 5 – Sister, Albuquerque NM*
Saturday, November 8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores, Austin TX
Monday, November 10 – Aveny-T, Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, November, 21 – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
Saturday, November, 22 – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Sunday, November, 23 – Exhaus, Trier, Germany
Monday, November, 24 – Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Tuesday, November, 25 – Komma, Esslingen, Germany
Wednesday, November, 26 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Thursday, November, 27 – Strom, Munich, Germany
Friday, November, 28 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday, November, 29 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday, November, 30 – Het Bos, Antwerpen, Belgium
Monday, December, 1 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Tuesday, December 2 – 100 Club, London, UK

* w/ Helm
# w/ Father Murphy
$ w/ Rakta
% w/ Merchandise, Lower and Father Murphy

Iceage – official site
Iceage – BlogFacebook

Perfume Genius live on WNYC today

Hey New Yorkers, I have good news, bad news, and more good news for you. The good news is that Perfume Genius is playing Brooklyn tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The bad news is that the show is sold out, so if you don’t already have tickets you’re out of luck. The other piece of good news is that you can listen to a live Perfume Genius performance today at 2:00PM EDT by visiting the WNYC Soundcheck website. This final piece of good news also applies to people outside New York, in case you were wondering.

Perfume Genius continues his journey across America and beyond in the following locations:

8 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta GA
13 – Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 – Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 – Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
28 – 29 — Vodafone Mexefest 2014, Lisbon Portugal

order ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
Perfume Genius.net
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Perfume Genius online :
Perfume Genius.net

You Tube Channel



The New Pornographers live on World Cafe NOW, KEXP later today

Hello, radio aficionados. If you have a hankering for live in-studio goodness from The New Pornographers, you can count yourself doubly lucky today because

1. You can head over to World Cafe’s website right now and check out Carl and the gang’s session with David Dye. (Or, if you prefer your radio sessions to have a radio frequency involved, you can click around on that very same site to find out when your local NPR affiliate airs the show. World Cafe is really popular, so your local NPR station probably airs it!)

2. If only the exquisite frisson of LIVE ON-AIR PERFORMANCE does it for you, flip your dial over to Seattle’s KEXP today at 4:00PM EDT/1:00PM PDT to hear The New Pornographers live on the Cheryl Waters show. Tune in at 90.3FM, or listen online at KEXP.org.

Both sessions will involve songs from the new New Pornographers album, Brill Bruisers, in support of which the band has just launched a tour (dates are below). You can also buy the album in all the popular formats of the day by going to our store.

The New Pornographers on tour :

Monday, October, 6 — The Showbox, Seattle WA*
Wednesday, October, 8 — Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR*
Thursday, October, 9 — Knitting Factory, Boise ID*
Friday, October, 10 — The Depot, Salt Lake City UT*
Saturday, October, 11 — Gothic Theatre, Denver CO*
Monday, October, 13 — The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*
Tuesday, October, 14 — Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ*
Wednesday, October, 15 — Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown CA*
Friday, October, 17 — The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA*
Saturday, October, 18 — North Park Theatre, San Diego CA*
Saturday- Sunday, October, 18-19 — Treasure Island Music Festival, San Francisco CA*
Tuesday, November, 4 — Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN*
Wednesday, November, 5 — Orange Peel, Asheville NC*
Thursday, November, 6 — Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA*
Friday, November, 7 — Civic Theatre, New Orleans LA*
Saturday, November, 8 — Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX*
Monday, November, 10 — The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
Tuesday, November, 11 — Slowdown, Omaha NE*
Thursday, November, 13 — Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI*
Friday, November, 14 — Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Saturday, November, 15 — House of Blues, Cleveland OH*
Monday, November, 17 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY*
Wednesday, November, 19 — House of Blues, Boston MA*
Thursday, November, 20 — Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, November, 21 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC*
Sunday, November, 23 — Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Monday, December, 1 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester UK
Tuesday, December, 2 — O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London UK
Wednesday, December, 3 — Botanique – Rotunde, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, December, 4 — La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Friday, December, 5 — Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Saturday, December, 6 — Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sunday, December, 7 — Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

* w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
^with Iron & Wine, Glass Animals
! with Pickwick, Cool


Thurston Moore live on KEXP today

This afternoon at 4:00pm EDT/1:00PM EDT, Thurston Moore and band will be following up last night’s Seattle show with Sebadoh by popping into the beloved KEXP studios for a live radio session of new material from the forthcoming full-length album The Best Day (out October 21; pre-order here). Those of you who live in Seattle surely know that you can listen at 90.3FM (and there’s no Seahawks game that day so you don’t have an excuse not to listen); the rest of you can go online and listen at KEXP.org.

The Young : In Session At Austin’s KVRX (Video)

Just back from a two week jaunt out East and back, The Young’s next Austin show is a week from tonight at The Mohawk, playing alongside Melbourne’s amazing Deaf Wish, the resurgent James Arthur’s Manhunt and space rock titans ST 37. Until then, here’s footage of the band playing much of their recent ‘Chrome Cactus’ masterpiece in session for KVRX‘s “Local Live”

order ‘Chrome Cactus’ from the following :
The Matador Store
Amazon MP3

The Young – Tumblr