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Liz Phair - "Bomb: ('Girly-Sound' version), "Stratford On Guy" Video (remastered audio)





(photo by Elizabeth Weinberg)



"Stratford On Guy" (directed by Liz Phair)

Prior to the May 4 release of 'Girly-Sound To Guyville' : The 25th Anniversary Box Set', we've released the remastered audio for "Bomb" (culled from 'Sooty', the third 'Girly-Sound' cassette') as well as premiering Phair's video for "Stratford On Guy" (the song that "Bomb" would eventually morph into) with remastered audio as well (above).

"We were in talks with labels about the second record - Matador was being courted by Atlantic - and Danny Goldberg came backstage to meet me. I told him about my idea for the next video - ‘Stratford-On-Guy’ - explaining that we were stalled due to budget constraints. He asked ‘what do you need?’ I said, ‘a private plane to fly over downtown LA and get footage at night.’ I wanted to shoot the electric veins of the city. He just said, ‘done!’ It was one of those real rock star moments.

So my husband, his friend Michael Mees, who was the DP, and I went up in this 8 seater Lear Jet and got the greatest footage ever. We were literally flying sideways so Michael could shoot straight down over the rooftops of all the buildings. We were executing these tight turns above the skyscrapers and the G force was incredible. You could feel your internal organs dragging to the other side of your body cavity. Michael was using this really heavy camera and Jim, my husband, had to hold onto him as we shot. The lens of the camera was pressing down against the window pane and I remember Michael nervously joking - and not really in jest - that the glass beneath him better hold. It was so fun. We made two approaches into the airport so we could capture that fantastic runway lighting. Those images are etched in my memory forever. I seem to recall I somehow wedged my head up between the pilots like a dog peering over the backseat so I could see that awesome 180* cockpit view, too. Good times!” -
Liz Phair


stream / download "Bomb"
Preorder /stream 'Girly Sound to Guyville'
Stream / preorder 'Exile in Guyville'

Upcoming Tour Dates
Thursday, May 31 Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles CA SOLD OUT
Friday, June 1 Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 2 The Crocodile, Seattle WA SOLD OUT
Monday, June 4 Turf Club, St. Paul MN * SOLD OUT
Wednesday, June 6 The Sinclair, Boston MA * SOLD OUT
Thursday, June 7 National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY * SOLD OUT
Friday, June 8 Wichita Riverfest, Wichita, KS
Saturday, June 9 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL * SOLD OUT

* - Soccer Mommy supports

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Iceage - 'The day the music dies' - new track & video



Iceage have released a new video for their track 'The Day the music dies' - shot on location in Detroit -Directed produced by Iceage & Graeme Flegenheimer

The band will be kicking off their EU leg of dates on May 2nd in Copenhagen, two days before the official release of 'Beyondless', before heading to the US for a grand headline tour later in the month



Pre-order 'Beyondless'

Iceage on tour :

Saturday, May 5 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NE
Sunday, May 6 Le Botanique, Bruxelles BE
Monday, May 7 Petit Bain, Paris FR
Tuesday, May 8 Scala, London UK
Thursday, May 10 Nordic Museum, Seattle WA
Wednesday, May 16 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Thursday, May 17 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
Friday, May 18 Union Stage, Washington DC
Saturday, May 19 The Camel, Richmond VA
Sunday, May 20 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Monday, May 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Tuesday, May 22 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, May 23 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Thursday, May 24 Santos, New Orleans LA
Friday, May 25 Rockefeller’s, Houston TX
Saturday, May 26 Club Dada, Dallas TX
Sunday, May 27 Barracuda, Austin TX
Tuesday, June 5 The Casbah, San Diego CA *
Wednesday, June 6 The Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA *
Thursday, June 7 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA *
Friday, June 8 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA *
Saturday, June 9 Huichica Music Festival, Sonoma CA
Monday, June 11 Mississippi Studios, Portland OR *
Tuesday, June 12 The Astoria, Vancouver BC*
Thursday, June 14 The Bartlett, Spokane WA *
Friday, June 15 The Rialto, Bozeman MT *
Saturday, June 16 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT *
Sunday, June 17 Bluebird Theater, Denver CO *
Monday, June 18 Waiting Room, Omaha NE *
Tuesday, June 19 7th St Entry, Minneapolis MN *
Wednesday, June 20 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI *
Friday, June 22 El Club, Detroit MI *
Saturday, June 23 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON *
Sunday, June 24 The 27 Club, Ottawa ON *
Monday, June 25 La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC *
Tuesday, June 26 3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH *
Wednesday, June 27 The Sinclair, Boston MA *
Thursday, June 28 Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY *
Thursday, July 12 Bankito festival, Lake Bank HU
Thursday, August 30 Sounddrive Festival, Gdansk PL
Friday, August 31 Off The Radar Festival, Hamburg DE
Monday, September 3 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, September 4 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Thursday, September 6 The Great Eastern, Glasgow UK
Friday, September 7 Workmans Club, Dublin IE
Saturday, September 8 Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
Sunday, September 9 Gorilla, Manchester UK
Monday, September 10 The Haunt, Brighton UK
Tuesday, September 11 Rotown, Rotterdam NL
Wednesday, September 12 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Thursday, September 13 Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg DE
Friday, September 14 Leffingeleuren Festival, Leffinge BE
Saturday, September 15 Bi Nuu, Berlin DE
Friday, September 21 Studenterhuset, Alborg DK
Monday, September 24 Tavastia, Helsinki FI
Tuesday, September 25 John Dee, Oslo NO
Wednesday, September 26 Debaser, Stockholm SE
Thursday, September 27 Pustervik, Goteborg SE
Friday, September 28 Kansas City, Odense DK
Friday, October 26 Hard Club, Porto PT
Saturday, October 27 Jameson Urban Routes Festival, Lisbon PT
Sunday, October 28 Sala X, Sevilla ES
Monday, October 29 El Sol, Madrid ES
Tuesday, October 30 Le [2], Barcelona ES
Friday, November 3 Rote Fabrik, Zurich CH

* w/ Mary Lattimore

Iceage online :
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Iceage - "Juan's Basement Live" Session



Following their "Opening Nights" residencies in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Iceage's recent session for Pitchfork's "Juan's Basement Live" series can be viewed above. Global touring on behalf of the forthcoming 'Beyondless' kicks off May 5 in Amsterdam (dates below).

preorder / stream 'Beyondless'

Iceage on tour :


Saturday, May 5 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NE
Sunday, May 6 Le Botanique, Bruxelles BE
Monday, May 7 Petit Bain, Paris FR
Tuesday, May 8 Scala, London UK
Thursday, May 10 Nordic Museum, Seattle WA
Wednesday, May 16 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Thursday, May 17 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
Friday, May 18 Union Stage, Washington DC
Saturday, May 19 The Camel, Richmond VA
Sunday, May 20 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Monday, May 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Tuesday, May 22 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Wednesday, May 23 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Thursday, May 24 Santos, New Orleans LA
Friday, May 25 Rockefeller’s, Houston TX
Saturday, May 26 Club Dada, Dallas TX
Sunday, May 27 Barracuda, Austin TX
Tuesday, June 5 The Casbah, San Diego CA *
Wednesday, June 6 The Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA *
Thursday, June 7 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA *
Friday, June 8 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA *
Saturday, June 9 Huichica Music Festival, Sonoma CA
Monday, June 11 Mississippi Studios, Portland OR *
Tuesday, June 12 The Astoria, Vancouver BC*
Thursday, June 14 The Bartlett, Spokane WA *
Friday, June 15 The Rialto, Bozeman MT *
Saturday, June 16 Kilby Court, Salt Lake City UT *
Sunday, June 17 Bluebird Theater, Denver CO *
Monday, June 18 Waiting Room, Omaha NE *
Tuesday, June 19 7th St Entry, Minneapolis MN *
Wednesday, June 20 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI *
Friday, June 22 El Club, Detroit MI *
Saturday, June 23 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON *
Sunday, June 24 The 27 Club, Ottawa ON *
Monday, June 25 La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC *
Tuesday, June 26 3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH *
Wednesday, June 27 The Sinclair, Boston MA *
Thursday, June 28 Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY *
Thursday, July 12 Bankito festival, Lake Bank HU
Thursday, August 30 Sounddrive Festival, Gdansk PL
Friday, August 31 Off The Radar Festival, Hamburg DE
Monday, September 3 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, September 4 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Thursday, September 6 The Great Eastern, Glasgow UK
Friday, September 7 Workmans Club, Dublin IE
Saturday, September 8 Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
Sunday, September 9 Gorilla, Manchester UK
Monday, September 10 The Haunt, Brighton UK
Tuesday, September 11 Rotown, Rotterdam NL
Wednesday, September 12 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Thursday, September 13 Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg DE
Friday, September 14 Leffingeleuren Festival, Leffinge BE
Saturday, September 15 Bi Nuu, Berlin DE
Friday, September 21 Studenterhuset, Alborg DK
Monday, September 24 Tavastia, Helsinki FI
Tuesday, September 25 John Dee, Oslo NO
Wednesday, September 26 Debaser, Stockholm SE
Thursday, September 27 Pustervik, Goteborg SE
Friday, September 28 Kansas City, Odense DK
Friday, October 26 Hard Club, Porto PT
Saturday, October 27 Jameson Urban Routes Festival, Lisbon PT
Sunday, October 28 Sala X, Sevilla ES
Monday, October 29 El Sol, Madrid ES
Tuesday, October 30 Le [2], Barcelona ES
Friday, November 3 Rote Fabrik, Zurich CH



* w/ Mary Lattimore

Iceage online :
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Spoon : Ad Rock Remix of "Can I Sit Next To You"



With yet another leg of global touring in support of 'Hot Thoughts' around the corner, Spoon have released Ad Rock's remix of one of the album's standouts, "Can I Sit Next To You".

stream / download "Can I Sit Next To You" (Ad-Rock remix)
order / stream 'Hot Thoughts'

Spoon on tour :

Sunday, May 13 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN@
Monday, May 14 Iron City, Birmingham AL@
Wednesday, May 16 The Pageant, St. Louis MO@
Thursday, May 17 The Jones Assembly, Oklahoma OK@
Friday, May 18 Wildflower Arts & Music Festival, Richardson TX
Friday, May 25 Sasquatch Music Festival, George WA
Sunday, June 3rd - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
Monday, June 4 Forbidden Fruit Festival Dublin IE
Wednesday, June 6th - Alhambra - Paris, FR
Thursday, June 7th - Manufaktur - Schorndorf, DE
Friday, June 8th - Funkhaus - Berlin, DE
Saturday, June 9th - Taubchenthal - Leipzig, DE
Monday, June 18 Blue Hills Bank Pavillion, Boston MA *
Tuesday, June 19 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester NY *
Wednesday, June 20 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY *
Friday, June 22 Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA *
Monday, June 25 PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati OH *
Tuesday, June 26 9th Street Summerfest at Blue Note Outdoors, Columbia MO *
Thursday, June 28 Wooly’s, Des Moines IA
Saturday, June 30 Surly Brewery, Minneapolis MN *

@ w/ Walker Lukens
* w/ Grizzly Bear, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Spoon online :

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Via Pitchfork : Stephen Malkmus (Solo) Session, Live from Saint John's Episcopal Rectory



Earlier today, along with an interview conducted by Alex Frank, Pitchfork premiered a six song solo session from Stephen Malkmus recorded at Brooklyn's St. John's Episcopal Rectory (above).

preorder / stream 'Sparkle Hard'

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour :

Friday, June 1 Turf Club, St. Paul MN (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 2 The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI
(SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 3 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

Tuesday, June 5 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, June 6 Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA

Thursday, June 7 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH

Friday, June 8 Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Saturday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 11 Theatre Fairmount, Montreal QC
Tuesday, June 12 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, June 14 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, June 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, June 16 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, June 17 Black Cat, Washington DC
Tuesday, June 19 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
Wednesday, June 20 The Georgia Theatre, Athens GA
Thursday, June 21 Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Friday, June 22 Zanzabar, Louisville KY
Saturday, June 23 The Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25 The Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks online

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