News from True Panther Sounds for you this morning…
“PULL UP” on a typical night out in NYC with ABRA and her BFF… Drinking 40s, going to Chinatown, stacks of cash, motocross and ATV racing, “Scream” masks, late-night tattoo appointments. Filmed on-location in summer 2016 with support from The FADER, ABRA says of the video, “Shout out to A$AP Tyy for bringing his boys out, and showing us a good time.”
ABRA’s new merch store is now open for business (http://www.darkwaveduchess.net/shop/) and her recent Pitchfork Paris Festival set can be viewed HERE. PRINCESS EP is out now on True Panther Sounds / Awful Records.
Actually it’s a bit unfair to reduce Polish musician Gabriele Kulka to just a genre label, so call this whatever you like. A truly memorable & new take on “Keep Your Eyes Peeled” by Queens of the Stone Age from this talented group of Polish musicians.
Click above to watch the first proper video for Perfume Genius, for the song “Lookout, Lookout” (via Pitchfork). Directed by Patrick Sher and shot in Portland.
Perfume Genius has also just announced one more NYC show before the end of the year, supporting Light Asylum at a secret space in Bushwick next Wednesday, December 15. The $28 tickets include free hors d’oeuvres and three free drinks. Go to envelopefamily to buy tickets; location information will be included with purchase confirmation.
For those of you who missed it, yesterday we re-released the Learning album in a special slipcase edition with new artwork and three new tracks. You can buy it from us:
Unbelievably high quality footage of Glasser’s set at the Fader Fort during CMJ last Saturday night. Even more amazing is when the power cut out and she finishes off “Tremel” acapella, totally unfazed (not unphased as some might have it).
Magic Kids were in the Bay Area for the first time. They played Valentines Day with Girls and Smith Westerns the night before and it was a beautiful show. The next day they cobbled together this orchestra, which features Christopher + Garrett from Girls, Max from Smith Westerns, some friends of someone’s aunt who had a weekend flute club, a real string section and some more random friends to play this early version of Candy for the Yours Truly guys. It was kind of a rainy day but it felt so warm in that room. Hope you enjoy. Video is hosted HERE on your’s truly’s site which also has a nice letter from the band.
The band is leaving for Europe this week and coming back for a tour of the states. Tour dates HERE
A few months ago, when talking about the meaning behind the song “Real Love“ and possible ideas for a video Ekhi said something like “Real love is being in a state of conflict against the outside world”. Focus Creeps took this concept and ran with it, making a beautiful, dreamy and ultimately pretty psychedelic and creepy video for “Real Love”. Enjoy!
Tour Dates China, Japan, Australia and Spain dates coming up check HERE Fri Nov 5 – Hailey’s – Denton, TX *
Mon Nov 8 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ *
Wed Nov 10 – GAMH – San Francisco, CA *
Sat Nov 13 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC *
Tue Nov 16 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN *
Wed Nov 17 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL *
Thu Nov 18 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON *
Fri Nov 19 – Le Belmont – Montreal, QC *
Sat Nov 20 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA *
Mon Nov 22 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA *
Tue Nov 23 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *
The New Pornographers return with the second video from Together (buy the album here). This one kicks ass too, but with added whimsy. The video was directed by Sammy Rawal, and Pitchfork has the launch:
Also, on the heels of an appearance at last weekend’s Sasquatch Festival, the band will hit the road in short order:
Monday 07 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall w/Mountain Goats
Tuesday 08 – Edmonton, AL Edmonton Event Centre w/Mountain Goats
Wednesday 09 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon Events Center w/Mountain Goats
Thursday 10 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Center w/Mountain Goats
Friday 11 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Saturday 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater w/Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Sunday 13 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Monday 14 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot w/Dutchess & The Duke, The Dodos
Tuesday 15 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Thursday 17 – Montreal, QC – Le National w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Friday 18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Saturday 19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Monday 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Tuesday 22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Wednesday 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Friday 25 – Chapel Hill, NC – Memorial Hall @ UNC w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Saturday 26 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Sunday 27 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom w/The Dutchess and the Duke, The Dodos
Monday 28 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant w/The Dodos
Wednesday 14 – Vancouver BC – The Vogue
Thursday 15 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Friday 16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Saturday 17 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavillion w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Sunday 18 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Monday 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Tuesday 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Wednesday 21 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre w/Imaad Wasif, The Dodos
Friday 23 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
Saturday 24 – Dallas, TX – The Showroom at Palladium
Sunday 25 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Monday 26 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Wednesday 28 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Thursday 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series
Friday 30 – Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre
Saturday 31 – Seattle WA – The Showbox (with Imaad Wasif + The Dodos)
Sunday 01 – Seattle WA – The Showbox (with Imaad Wasif + The Dodos)
Wednesday 04 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
Loopy rave dudes get down to “Endless Sunset” by Delorean.
By the way, they’ll be back in the US starting next week:
Friday 06.04 New York, NY – Pianos
Saturday 06.05 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery
Sunday 06.06 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
Monday 06.07 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
Tuesday 06.08 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Thursday 06.10 San Francisco, CA – Popscene
Friday 06.11 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
Saturday 07.10 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Monday 07.12 Allston, MA – Great Scott
Tuesday 07.13 Montreal, Quebec – Le Belmont
Wednesday 07.14 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar
Thursday 07.15 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Saturday 07.17 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
The New Pornographers performed “Crash Years” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon yesterday. Neko Case takes the lead vocal and yes, that’s Todd Barry playing the sleigh bell. Dan Bejar was also in the house, and it’s a straight-up loose, joyous performance of a kind rarely seen on broadcast TV. And some serious rock cello moves.
Matador Records is not responsible for any drumstick injuries that may or may not have occurred.
A.C. Newman recorded several tracks from his upcoming album Get Guilty at a studio in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood last Monday, and we filmed it. Click the video above to see the first one, “Like A Hitman, Like A Dancer” via Pitchfork.tv.
Don’t miss A.C. Newman at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square, New York, on January 20 at 7 PM.