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The MataBlog is edited by Matador Records’ co-moaner Gerard Cosloy and individual entries are the work of whoever’s name is next to them. If you enjoyed something in the MataBlog, thank you very much! If there was something you found particularly troubling, please be advised that a) maybe you should read it again and b) the contents of this blog do not necessarily represent the opinions of Matador Records, Beggars Group, the combined staff of either company, nor the Matador artist roster. Opinions are like friends — hardly anyone has one worth listening to.

PREMIERE: SHLOHMO "Dark Red"

Ahead of it's official release next week on April 7th through True Panther, Shlohmo's "Dark Red" is now available to stream in its entirety over on NYTimes Press Play ---> HERE

Merry Tuesday.



 

TOUR DATES

Mar 31 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
Apr 1 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 2 – Sister – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 3 – Parish – Austin, TX
Apr 4 – Fitz (Upstairs) – Houston, TX
Apr 5 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Apr 6 – Republic – New Orleans, LA
Apr 8 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
Apr 9 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Apr 12 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Apr 14 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
Apr 15 – SAT – Montreal, QB
Apr 16 – Hoxton – Toronto, ON
Apr 17 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Apr 18 – Plush – St. Louis, MO
Apr 22 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Apr 24 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Apr 26 – Branx – Portland, OR
Apri 29 – The Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
Apr 30 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
May 2 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
May 7 – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
May 20 – Music Box – Lisbon, PT
May 21 – Oval Space – London, UK
May 22 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
May 23 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, ES
May 24 – VK – Brussels, BE
May 27 – L’Amalgane – Yverdon-Les-Bains, CH
May 28 – Plaza – Zurich, CH
May 29 – Pratersauna – Vienna, AT
May 30 – We Love Green Festival – Paris, FR
May 31 – Berlin Festival – Berlin, DE
June 01 – Quirinetta Theatre – Rome, IT

 

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PREMIERE: Tanlines "Invisible Ways"

Earlier today The FADER premiered "Invisible Ways" from upcoming album Highlights, out May 19th on True Panther Sounds. Tanlines' Jesse Cohen wrote about the recording of this particular song as part of "the Pittsburgh sessions" for Medium, as well as shared some exclusive photos. After you listen to the song, definitely check it out.





(photo credit Columbine Goldsmith)

2015 TOUR DATES - more coming soon ;(

Thursday, May 14 - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Monday, May 18 – Echoplex, Los Angeles CA

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STREAM: "All The Rage Back Home (Panda Bear Remix)," North American Tour Dates Begin 4/8



This morning Interpol released Panda Bear's remix of "All The Rage Back Home" which can be streamed in full above.

Casual reminder: On Record Store Day (Saturday, April 18) we’ll be releasing a 7″ of “Everything Is Wrong” b/w “What Is What” featuring cover art by Shepard Fairey (shown below) :



Very soon, the band will be back on tour in North America, including a return to Coachella. A full list of dates below:

Wednesday, April, 8 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ
Thursday, April, 9 – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, San Diego CA
Friday, April, 10 – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio CA
Sunday, April, 12 – Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ
Wednesday, April, 15 – The Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
Thursday, April, 16 – Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles
Friday, April, 17 – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio CA

Monday, April, 20 – Knitting Factory, Reno NV
Tuesday, April, 21 – Warfield Theatre, San Francisco CA
Thursday, May, 7 – The National, Richmond VA
Friday, May, 8 – The Ritz, Raleigh NC
Friday, May, 8 – Sunday, May, 10 – Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Monday May, 11 – The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Tuesday May, 12 – Egyptian Room – Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Wednesday, May, 13 – The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit MI
Friday, May, 15 – Bogart’s, Cincinnati OH
Saturday, May, 16 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA
Tuesday, July, 14 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
Wednesday, July, 15 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
Monday, July, 20 – State Theatre, Portland ME
Tuesday, July, 21 – Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn NY
Thursday, July, 23 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Friday, July, 24 – House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, July, 25 – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia PA
Monday, July, 27 – The NorVa, Norfolk VA
Tuesday, July, 28 – Echostage, Washington DC
Wednesday, July, 29 – Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Friday, July, 31 – Metropolis, Montreal QC
Friday, July, 31 – Sunday, August, 2 – Osheaga Festival, Montreal QC
Those in attendance, you can upload photos and/or videos with the hashtag #interpolnyc and be featured on this page: http://interpolnyc.com/worldtour/

Order ‘El Pintor’ from the following :
LP or CD from the Matador Store
Interpol store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Best Buy
Target

Interpol – official site
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CEREMONY : 'The L-Shaped Man' Coming May 19 ; Video Premiere for "The Separation" & "The Understanding



("The Separation" and "The Understanding", directed by Ross Thomas)



Breakup albums mark a turning point for a band: the moment when their sound completely changes and reaches a new level of emotional clarity. All that heartbreak and malaise condensed into any single record often makes for a defining piece of work, no matter the genre. The best records explore the nooks and crannies of sadness, learning it inside and out - celebrating it.



(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

Ceremony's fifth studio album, 'The L-Shaped Man', uses singer Ross Farrar's recent breakup as a platform to explore loneliness and emotional weariness, but it is by no means a purely sad album. Rather than look inward, Farrar uses his experience to write about what it means to go through something heavy and come out the other side a different person.

In telling Farrar's story, Ceremony have almost completely stripped back the propulsive hardcore of their previous records, turning every angry outburst into simmering despair. "We've always tried to be minimalists in writing, even if it's loud or fast or abrasive," says lead guitarist Anthony Anzaldo. "It's really intense when I hear it. Not in a way where you turn everything up to ten. Things are so bare, you're holding this one note for so long and you don't now where it's going-to me, that's intensity." That intensity is apparent on "Exit Fears," the first full song on the record. It meticulously pairs Justin Davis' loping bassline, which pulls the track along, with Anzaldo's icy, minimal guitar work. It brings to mind some alternate version of Joy Division that hasn't quite lost all hope. It gets close to exploding, but instead plays the shadows, never quite rising above a nervous simmer.


"A lot of the content has to do with loss, and specifically the loss of someone who you care deeply about," Farrar says. "There is no way for you to go through something like this artistically and not have really strong emotions of loss and pain. There's not really any way to hide that." Farrar, for his part, is singing with a new kind of intensity, his baritone swooping and retreating from stressed angst to unsettling near-mutter as he sings, "You told your friends you were fine/ you thought you were fine too..." and later, "nothing is ever fine/ nothing ever feels right/ you have to tell yourself you tried." It's the first of many lyrically direct moments, and it should be hard to listen to, but Ceremony have so effortlessly nailed the sound of sadness that it feels great to live inside for awhile.

The sound is abetted by producer John Reis, who honed his sound in seminal bands like Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, and Hot Snakes. Much of the gravelly aggression he experimented with in those bands is present on 'The L-Shaped Man'.

There's a story behind the title too. "I was speaking to our driver Stephen while on tour," Farrar says. "We were talking about men in general and what shape they are...their body type. I said, 'I guess men are in the shape of an L. The torso is straight. Vertical. And then you have the little feet at the end.' There's this painter named Leslie Lerner who was living in San Francisco in the '70s and '80s and made these beautiful paintings. He died on my 21st birthday. A lot of the record is about the similarities in our ideas. In what we're trying to make. Things that have to do with love and losing love."

Pre-order 'The L-Shaped Man' on iTunes ($7.99) and and get instant downloads of "The Separation" and "The Understanding". Plus iTunes exclusive bonus track "Vivication" and iTunes exclusive pre-order only bonus track, "The Hide". Both bonus tracks will be delivered with the album on May 19 release date.

You can also pre-order on Amazon MP3 and receive instant downloads of "The Separation" and "The Understanding" (click on the Amazon MP3 store option in order to receive instant downloads).

Pre-order the CD and sea foam green colored LP on the Matador Store:

Also on the Matador Store you can pre-order a special bundle that includes the CD or colored vinyl LP along with a Ceremony T-shirt and/or a 36-page limited edition book of poems by Ceremony vocalist, Ross Farrar, which parallels lyrics from The L-Shaped Man.

Tour Dates:
Friday, May 22 - 924 Gillman St, Berkeley CA*
On sale Thursday, March 26
Saturday, May 23 - Echoplex, Los Angeles CA*
On sale Thursday, March 26
Wednesday, July 1 - Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
(Amex presale starts April 1 at noon eastern, general public sale starts April 3 at noon).
Saturday, August 8 - Visions Festival, London, UK

* = w/ Negative Approach

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ALGIERS - New Album In June, "Irony. Utility. Pretext." Video Premiere, US Dates With Interpol



"Irony. Utility. Pretext.", directed by Lamb & Sea

An obsession with notions of historical struggle, not only over political power but also meaning and memory, led us to an interest in the former Yugoslavia. There you can find towering monuments of abstract art erected by Tito in an attempt to constitute a new identity rooted in political collectivity rather than ethnic particularity. In neighboring Bulgaria sprout an entirely different set of physical remainders of a deeply contested history. They stand imposing and forlorn dotted across the countryside, looming like decaying alien spacecraft over factory towns and desolate mountain peaks.
It was really Nikola Mihov’s book, Forget Your Past, that ultimately inspired us to explore further the notion of contested spaces in an era of neocolonialism and capitalist realism. In one sense, the Irony. Utility. Pretext. video problematizes the rise of “ruin exploitation”, a strand in photography that occupies a suspiciously colonial position wherein “white creatives” invade decaying towns such as Detroit or Gary to capture images for their own atomistic meditations. Such photography in former communist countries adopts an additional triumphalist air, ringing in the end of history and the supremacy of neoliberal capitalism.

The images provide interesting parallels with the lyrics, confronting both the age-old fetishisation of the musical artifact and the neocolonial prism of development economics. In the former, ghetto artforms from Lagos to Detroit are wrenched from their social and political contexts and whitewashed for Western hyperconsumption. In the latter, a new set of educated cosmopolitans wielding the language of human rights replace our former colonial masters.

Themes of death and decay are unavoidable in this context, mimicking capital, stalking us in our sleep in search of ever increasing profits. In the end, it is the words of revolutionaries such as Robespierre, Angela Davis and Fred Hampton that flash across the screen to remind us of the precarious nature of the search for freedom and truth in these oppressive times.




(photo credit : WFN Productions)



On June 2nd, Matador is releasing Algiers' self-titled debut album. Steeped in radical politics and deeply indebted to post-punk’s sonic trailblazing and gospel’s spiritual bloodletting, the album imbues neo-modernist hymns with caustic social sentiment and explosive noise.

Algiers comprises singer/guitarist Franklin James Fisher (deemed “one of the most powerfully guttural vocalists in rock today” by SPIN), guitarist Lee Tesche, and bassist Ryan Mahan. From the militant stomp of “Remains” to Fisher’s commanding presence on the gospel no wave blowout “Black Eunuch,” Algiers channels righteous fury into an incisive, innovative assault that Vice Noisey has called “intense…right on the beat of the current cultural climate.”

A trio of émigrés of the American Deep South, now split between New York and London, Algiers synthesizes its eclectic influences, from Nina Simone and PJ Harvey to Suicide and Public Enemy, into frightening new forms.

Algiers also announced tour dates, including a run of shows with Interpol in the spring. The band will tour the United States extensively later this year.

track listing :
1. Remains
2. Claudette
3. And When You Fall
4. Blood
5. Old Girl
6. Irony. Utility. Pretext
7. But She Was Not Flying
8. Black Eunuch
9. Games
10. In Parallax
11. 11

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Tour Dates
April 18 - Record Store Day – Rough Trade On Tour, Point Éphémère, Paris, FR
April 22 - Power Lunches, London, UK
May 7 - The National, Richmond VA*
May 8 - The Ritz, Raleigh NC*
May 11 - The Pageant, St. Louis MO*
May 12 - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN*
May 13 - The Fillmore, Detroit MI*
May 15 - Bogarts, Cincinatti OH*
May 16 - Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA*

* supporting Interpol

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THURSTON MOORE Oxford show announcement



Thurston Moore and his band will be taking a trip to Oxford amongst his other UK tour dates this spring on May 10th at the O2 Academy. Tickets HERE.

Previously announced shows:

April

Wednesday 22 Istanbul, TR Babylon Asmalımescit TICKETS
Friday 24 Thessaloniki, GR Fix Factory of Sound TICKETS
Saturday 25 Athens, GR Fuzz Club TICKETS
Monday 27 Tel Aviv, IL Barby TICKETS
Thursday 30 Paris, FR Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) TICKETS

May

Saturday 02 Leeds, GB Live at Leeds TICKETS
Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow TICKETS
Thursday 14 Brighton, GB The Great Escape (Concorde 2) TICKETS
Friday 15 London, GB Oslo SOLD OUT
Saturday 16 London, GB Oslo TICKETS
Monday 18 Exeter, GB Phoenix TICKETS
Tuesday 19 Birmingham, GB Hare & Hounds TICKETS
Wednesday 20 Newcastle, GB Cluny TICKETS
Friday 22 Hebden Bridge, GB Trades Club TICKETS
Saturday 23 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Sound City TICKETS
Thursday 28 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS
Friday 29 Nimes, FR This Is Not A Love Song Festival TICKETS


June

Monday 01 Ljubljana, SI Kino Siska TICKETS
Tuesday 02 Zagreb, US Mochvara TICKETS
Wednesday 03 Budapest, HU A38 Ship TICKETS
Thursday 04 Vienna, AT Arena TICKETS
Saturday 06 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS

July

Friday 03 Gdynia, PL Open’er Festival TICKETS
Sunday 12 Bruges, BE Cactus Festival TICKETS
 

HÆLOS announce London show

Conveniently coinciding with today's solar eclipse, tickets are now available for Hælos next London show at XOYO on 21st May.

You can purchase them HERE.

 



 

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OUT TODAY: Tobias Jesso Jr.'s Goon, Watch Last Night's Performance of "Without You" on CONAN

Last night Tobias Jesso Jr. showed the world he is taller than Conan O'Brien. Oh, he also played "Without You" with an 8-piece strings section and backing from friends Danielle Haim on drums and Ariel Rechtshaid on bass.




It has been nearly two years since Tobias posted the demo for "Just A Dream" on his YouTube account. In the time since, he recorded his debut album which features production from Chet “JR” White (formerly of Girls), Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, and Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Haim, Sky Ferreira). He has quickly ascended to playing on network television TWICE, both before the official release of Goon, which happens to be out TODAY on True Panther Sounds.

Buy Goon now, tell all your friends: 
TPS store: http://smarturl.it/TobiasGoon_LP - comes w/ a bonus flexi-disc












Tour Dates:
Sunday, March 22 - The Drake, Toronto ON, CA
Tuesday, March 24 – Sixth & I, Washington DC
Wednesday, March 25 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Thursday, March 26 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
Friday, March 27 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, March 28 – Middle East Upstairs, Boston MA
Monday, March 30 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, CA
Tuesday, March 31 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Wednesday, April 1 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Friday, April 3 – Brick + Mortar, San Francisco CA
Saturday, April 4 – The Echo (early show), Los Angeles

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN at Somerset House + Tomas Barford remix



Belle and Sebastian have been announced as part of the Somerset House Summer Series on Saturday 18th July this year.

Tickets can be bought HERE and will be available for general sale from 9am on Friday 20th March.

And as if that wasn't enough, they have also released a Tomas Barford remix of 'The Party Line' from the recent "Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance" album, which you can listen to below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wmrWWg9rdw

Matador At Austin's Mid-March Trade Fair : Get Off My Lawn (And Stay In My Overpriced AirBNB Instead) Edition



Alright, the moment is almost upon us. Well, upon me, actually. The moment when my adopted hometown is overrun by the craven, the venal, the self-important and self-entitled hordes demanding free drinks, free drugs and drowning out all nuanced musical performances with their hyena-like cackling. But enough about the Matador staff, there's loads of other horrible people descending on Austin and they DESERVE to know exactly where and when Ceremony, Iceage, Steve Gunn and The New Pornographers are appearing. And as such, Robby has carefully amended a classic Mark Ohe Matador flyer (above) --- he was under strict instructions to "appropriate that shit like Robin Thicke", and we couldn't be happier with the results. Short of the entire week being cancelled, that is. See you in the pit(s of hell).

Steve Gunn : New Video, New Global Tour...And Oh Yeah, He Just Signed To Matador



(photo of Ruby and Steve by Nathan Salsburg)

It's with considerable excitement this morning that we can announce Steve Gunn has signed to Matador. The Brooklyn based guitarist / songwriter's recent recordings for the Paradise Of Bachelors and Three Lobed Recordings labels have made him a critical favorite around the globe, though he's held in equally high esteem by much of our office, roster, etc. A onetime member of Kurt Vile's Violators, Gunn's acoustic and electric work checked off the virtuosity and invention boxes (not necessarily in that order) some time ago, while his recent 'Way Out Weather' album (POB) has brought him to his widest audience to date (hailed by NPR's Max Savage Levenson as "the completion of Gunn's transformation from a master guitarist into a songwriter who can trust in his own voice and arrangements as much as his spectacular fretwork"). Collaborations with artists including but not limited to Mike Cooper, Black Twig Pickers and Ed Askew have also established Gunn as that rare artist with equal footing in the rock, folk and avant spheres. He'll be making a number of appearances in and around SXSW this March prior to his trio opening a series of big barn dates for Wilco, followed by a rather ambitious worldwide touring schedule (see below)



The above video for "Wildwood" (from 'Way Out Weather') premiered earlier today via Paste.



upcoming shows :

Saturday, March 14 – Mexican Summer New Myths Festival, Marfa TX @
Sunday, March 15 – The Mohawk (outside) -- Barbarian Group Party, Austin TX [FREE SHOW] #
Monday, March 16 – The Center Spot, Austin TX $
Tue. March 17 – The Mohawk (outside), Austin TX %
Wed. March 18 – Weather Up – Billy Reid/Third Man Records Truck, Austin TX
[FREE SHOW] ^
Wed. March 18 – The Mohawk -- Pitchfork Day Party, Austin TX +
Thu. March 19 – Walter's, Houston TX =
Fri. March 20 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans LA =
Sat. March 21 – AeroFest, Mobile AL
Sun. March 22 – River Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Theatre, Columbus GA =
Mon. March 23 – The Bottletree, Birmingham AL=
Tue. March 24 – The Mothlight, Asheville NC
Thu. March 26 – The Stone Fox, Nashville TN
Fri. March 27 – Big Ears Festival, Knoxville TN
Sat. March 28 – The New Vintage, Louisville KY =
Sun. March 29 – Spacebar, Columbus OH =
Tuesday, March 31 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, April 1 – Baby's All Right, Brooklyn NY
Monday, May 4 – The Pageant w/ Wilco, St. Louis MO *
Tuesday, May 5 – Taft Theatre w/ Wilco, Cincinnati OH *
Wednesday, May 6 – The Bishop, Bloomington IN
Thursday, May 7 – Murat Theatre, Indianapolis IN *
Friday, May 8 – Iroquois Amphitheate, Louisville KY *
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Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10, Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Saturday, May 9 – Vinyl - Official Shaky Knees After Party, Atlanta GA
Sunday, May 17 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, BE
Monday, May 18 – The Lexington, London, UK
Tuesday, May 19 – The Maze, Nottingham, UK
Wednesday, May 20 – The Roadhouse , Manchester, UK
Thursday, May 21 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin, IE
Friday, May 22 – Black Box, Belfast, UK
Saturday, May 23 – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
Sunday, May 24 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Monday, May 25 – The Lantern, Bristol, UK
Tuesday, May 26 – MOD, Hasselt, BE
Wednesday, May 27 – La Maroquinerie, Paris, FR
Thursday, May 28 – Sonic, Lyon, FR
Friday, May 29 – Kilbi Festival, Düdingen, CH
Saturday, May 30 – W71, Weikersheim, DE
Sunday, May 31 – Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich, DE
Monday, June 1 – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, DE
Tuesday, June 2 – Sparte4, Saarburcken, DE
Wednesday, June 3 – Goldhorn, Leipzig, DE
Thursday, June 4 – Grüner Salon, Berlin, DE
Saturday, June 6 – Plissken Festival, Athens, GR
Monday, June 8 – WUK, Vienna, AT
Tuesday, June 9 – Podnik, Prague, CZ
Wednesday, June 10 – K4, Nürnberg, DE
Thursday, June 11 – Palace, St-Gallen, CH
Tuesday, June 16 – Sidecar, Barcelona, ES
Wednesday, June 17 – La Boite, Madrid, ES
Thursday, June 18 – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, ES
Sunday, June 21 – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, NL
Wednesday, June 23 – Lund, SE
Thursday, June 24 – Pustervik, Göteborg, SE
Friday, June 25 – Debaser, Stockholm, SE
Saturday, June 26 – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, NO
Wednesday, July 1 – Aalhaus, Hamburg, DE
Thursday, July 2 – Friday July 3 - Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, DK
Tuesday, July 7 – Euclin Tavern, Cleveland OH
Wednesday, July 8 – Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI
Thursday, July 9 – 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis MN
Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12 – Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, MB
Tuesday, July 14 – Red Rocks Amphitheater, Golden CO *
Wednesday, July 15 – CrossroadsKC, Kansas City MO *
Friday, July 17 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday, Aug. 9 – OFF Festival, Katowice PL
Thursday, Aug. 20 – Paredes de Coura, Paredes de Coura, PT
Sunday, Aug. 23 – Greenman Festival, Powys, UK


@ w/ Iceage, Grouper and Weyes Blood
# w/ Mobb Deep, Dan Deacon, Iceage and Destruction Unit
$ w/ Weyes Blood and Marie Davidson
% w/ Angel Olsen, Speedy Ortiz, Waxahatchee, Torres and Ryley Walker
^ at Weather Up w/ Laura Marling, Natalie Prass, Hurray For The Riff Raff and Bully
+ w/ Courtney Barnett,Speedy Ortiz and Torres
= w/ Ryley Walker
* w/ Wilco

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Introducing: HÆLOS

"Merging shimmering, silver harmonies with Massive Attack-style beats, supernova basslines and gorgeous atmospheres, the trio create something truly special.” The Line Of Best Fit

We look forward to you hearing more from Arthur, Dom and Lotti in the near future. Watch this space…

VIDEO: Shlohmo - "Beams"



A new song from Shlohmo's upcoming album Dark Red (out April 7) premiered earlier today. "Beams" was directed by Jack Irving.

Pre-order Dark Red below:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DarkRed
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Dark_Red
True panther: http://smarturl.it/DarkRed_LP

From True Panther: Directed by Jack Irv, the video for “Beams” intends to capture “the rawness and nostalgic carelessness we associate with being young,” says WeDidIt co-founder Nick Melons. He continues, “’Beams’ as a track demanded that. I came across the director on Vine – he was documenting his days and nights in New York through six-second videos that looked like a modern day Kids shot entirely through an iPhone. We decided to attempt a collaboration, so he would send over batches of tiny clips from which we stitched together the video for ‘Beams.’”

Shlohmo is also taking off on an extensive world tour soon. Full list of dates below.
Tickets HERE

Mar 31 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
Apr 1 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 2 – Sister – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 3 – Parish – Austin, TX
Apr 4 – Fitz (Upstairs) – Houston, TX
Apr 5 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Apr 6 – Republic – New Orleans, LA
Apr 8 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
Apr 9 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Apr 12 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Apr 14 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
Apr 15 – SAT – Montreal, QB
Apr 16 – Hoxton – Toronto, ON
Apr 17 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Apr 18 – Plush – St. Louis, MO
Apr 22 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Apr 24 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Apr 26 – Branx – Portland, OR
Apri 29 – The Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
Apr 30 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
May 2 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
May 7 – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
May 20 – Music Box – Lisbon, PT
May 21 – Oval Space – London, UK
May 22 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
May 23 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, ES
May 24 – VK – Brussels, BE
May 27 – L’Amalgane – Yverdon-Les-Bains, CH
May 28 – Plaza – Zurich, CH
May 29 – Pratersauna – Vienna, AT
May 30 – We Love Green Festival – Paris, FR
May 31 – Berlin Festival – Berlin, DE
June 01 – Quirinetta Theatre – Rome, IT

(photo by Kevin Amato and Haley Wollens)