Two clips from Snail Mail’s recent performance at Pitchfork Music Festival have been posted on the publication’s YouTube channel, “Pristine” and “Speaking Terms,” both from the 2018 breakout Lush.
In case you missed it, Snail Mail’s debut EP Habit will be remastered and reissued with an additional track, the Lois Maffeo-penned “The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World.” The EP is available for PRE-ORDER now, and available online and at your local record store on August 30th.
Snail Mail continues her endless world tour in the western half of the U.S. this week. Tickets for all dates listed below are available now.
Making a stop on their current tour with Beck and Cage the Elephant, Spoon performed their newest single “No Bullets Spent” from the forthcoming Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The episode was preceded by a six-song set spanning Spoon’s catalog, both videos are now archived on YouTube and viewable below.
Beginning today and continuing through August 17th, Spoon invites you to create your own Greatest Hits playlist on Spotify (max 45 mins) and share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #mybestofspoon. The entrant whose playlist gathers the most followers wins a Britt Daniel signature Fender guitar, and their playlist will be pressed to vinyl in a limited edition. The Runner-up will win every Spoon LP on vinyl and a tambourine signed by the band. US&UK only, rules HERE. The winner will be announced August 26th.
Ahead of The Violators’ forthcoming North American tour, including a night at Central Park Summerstage with Dinosaur Jr. and Cate Le Bon, Kurt Vile has announced three additional dates alongside Dinosaur Jr. slated for November of this year. A full list of Vile’s upcoming tour dates is below, new dates in bold are on sale at 10am local time this Friday July 12th.
Perfume Genius has announced a collaborative dance and music performance with Kate Wallich + The YC titled The Sun Still Burns Here. The evening-long piece, set to debut later this year, is co-directed by Perfume Genius and Wallich and stars Perfume Genius’s Mike Hadreas alongside the dance troupe the YC.
Ahead of the official premiere events in Seattle and NYC this Fall, Mass MoCA in North Adams MA and Mark Morris Dance Theater in New York City will host work-in-process showings and workshops with the ensemble. Info for all related events is below.
Work In Process Showing
Saturday, June 8th Mass MoCA, North Adams MA
Workshop with The YC
June 21st and 22nd Mark Morris Dance Center, New York NY
October 4th & 5th Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
East Coast Premiere
November 13th – 17th The Joyce Theater, New York NY
Earlier this month, Interpol announced they will join Morrissey on the road in North America surrounding the one-year anniversary of Marauder. Today, the band has extended their routing to include headlining dates in additional cities throughout The United States. General on sale for the newly announced shows is this Friday, April 26th at 10am local time.
This morning KEXP has released Kurt Vile’s new session live at the station’s Gathering Space in Seattle WA. Vile performs two cuts from his new LP Bottle It In, as well as “Ghost Town” from Smoke Ring For My Halo and “Slow Talkers” from his debut album ConstantHitmaker.
Kurt Vile continues on the endless world tour with The Violators in support of Bottle It In this Month in Australia and New Zealand. Tickets for all shows listed below are on sale now.
Lucy Dacus has announced new tour dates surrounding her festival performances in Europe this Spring and Summer. These dates follow next month’s headlining shows in the American South. All dates listed below are on sale now.
After releasing videos alongside the advance singles “Viktor Borgia,” “Rushing The Acid Frat,” and “Come Get Me,” Stephen Malkmus’s solo record Grooved Denied is out in the world today. Stream the new album/Purchase the clear vinyl edition or CD HERE.
Malkmus’s solo dates are selling out quickly, see a full list of his May ’19 Groove Denied performances as well as upcoming shows with The Jicks below.
Stephen Malkmus will partake in a Reddit A.M.A. today at 4pm Eastern– more information about that interview is available here.
Marking the beginning of his European dates tonight in Amsterdam, Steve Gunn has released an acoustic rendition of The Unseen In Between single “Vagabond.” The video, filmed by The Mitcham Submarine, was shot late last year at a London bookstore. Gunn’s full-band performances begin tonight in Amsterdam, see a full list of his upcoming dates below.
Late last year during their North American tour together, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus (boygenius) performed in-studio at KEXP. That session is available today, showcasing three tracks from their s/t EP as well as a cover of “Cowboy Take Me Away” by The Dixie Chicks.
Julien Baker has announced her participation in Record Store Day 2019: “Red Door” b/w “Conversation Piece” will be released as a 7″ in a red vinyl edition limited to 4,000, available at your local independent record store on Saturday, April 13th. Find the closest participating record store here.
Both tracks found on this 7″ are previously unreleased. “Red Door” has only been heard in live performances, and “Conversation Piece” began recording during the Turn Out the Lights sessions.
Steve Gunn’s performance at KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic has just been archived on the stations website, including performances of two tracks, “Stonehurst Cowboy” and “New Familiar,” from Gunn’s newly released The Unseen In Between.
Steve Gunn continues to tour in support of the new album this week, performing in Seattle, Novato CA and San Francisco before kicking off European dates next month.
Early today, NPR released Kurt Vile’s new Tiny Desk Concert, containing performances of two Bottle It In tracks “Bassackwards” and “Loading Zones,” as well as “Peeping Tomboy,” from Smoke Ring for My Halo and covered by Courtney Barnett on their 2017 collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice.
Kurt Vile’s 2019 dates kick off on Monday, February 11 in Harrisburg PA before performing on Late Night with Seth Meyers on February 12th.
After completing sold-out dates on the West Coast last month, Snail Mail has announced today additional Spring and Summer touring plans in support of her debut LP, Lush. New European dates are on sale today, new American dates are on sale this Friday at 10am local time. Snail Mail performs for their first time at Madison Square Garden next weekend, February 16th, with Interpol and Car Seat Headrest.
Steve Gunn’s new album The Unseen In Between is available worldwide today. Stream the album, order the LP/CD via the Matador Webstore or find it at your local independent record store via the link HERE.
Gunn begins his extensive full-band tour in the Northeast beginning on January 30th, continuing through North America and Europe into May 2019. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
After releasing “Alan (Rework)” via W Records last week, Perfume Genius premiered “Not For Me” today, a cover of Bobby Darin’s track, along with a new music video directed by Perfume Genius’s Mike Hadreas himself. As with last week’s release, profits from the streaming of this track will be donated in full to Immigration Equality, an LGBTQ immigrant rights organization.
Following this summer’s release of Marauder, Interpol has debuted a series of track reworks in collaboration with artists Pêtr Aleksänder, DJ Dodger Stadium, and today a new take on “Party’s Over” by NAAFI-affiliate Lao. The remix is available on your preferred streaming service, as well as YouTube below.
Interpol recently announced further touring plans for 2019, including Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado with support from Car Seat Headrest and Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta alongside Lucy Dacus and Liz Phair.
Car Seat Headrest have officially released the white vinyl edition of Twin Fantasy (Mirror to Mirror), the 2011 version that Will Toledo revisited early this year to create Twin Fantasy (Face to Face). Available for the first time on colored vinyl, purchase the 2xLP via the Matador Webstore here. Car Seat Headrest are currently on tour in the UK. The band returns to touring North America early next year surrounding their performance at Madison Square Garden with Interpol and Snail Mail on February 16.
After surprising fans with the digital release of their EP a week ahead of their highly anticipated North American dates, boygenius’ self-titled six-song EP is officially available for purchase online and at your local independent record retailer.
Yesterday, Steve Gunn announced his new album The Unseen In Between and premiered its first track “New Moon.” Today, ahead of the first sold-out night at his Union Pool residency in Brooklyn, Gunn has released “Cold Embrace,” a new playlist featuring some of his recent and all-time favorite tracks. Stream the playlist here, and check back too as it’ll be updated regularly in the coming weeks.