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Julien Baker shares new North American and European tour dates



Photo credit: Nolan Knight

With a new album forthcoming, Julien Baker is embarking on a mammoth world tour later this year.

Starting in October she will play a number of shows Stateside before crossing the pond for a succession of European dates around the already sold out show at London's Union Chapel on November 10th.

December will see her return to America to play 15 more shows, capping off three months of touring.



10/12 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade +
10/13 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom +
10/14 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle +
10/15 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater +
10/17 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +
10/18 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre +
10/20 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre +
10/25 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount +
10/27 - New York, NY - Town Hall +
10/28 - Somerville, MA - Somerville Theatre +
10/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer +
11/03 - The Hague, NL - Crossing Border Festival
11/04 - Utrecht, NL - Ekko
11/06 - Bristol, UK - The Lantern
11/07 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
11/08 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
11/09 - Dublin, IE - Whelans
11/10 - London, UK - Union Chapel *SOLD OUT*
11/12 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls
11/14 - Berlin, DE - Heimathafen Neukolln
11/15 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich
11/16 - Düsseldorf, DE - New Fall Festival
11/17 - Madrid, ES - El Sol
11/18 - Braga, PT - Theatro Circo
11/19 - Barcelona, ES - La De Apolo
11/29 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
11/30 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
12/01 - Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge
12/02 - St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall +
12/04 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre +
12/07 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett +
12/08 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre +
12/09 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre +
12/10 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater +
12/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore +
12/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Palace Theatre +
12/15 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic +
12/16 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom +
12/18 - Austin, TX - Emo's +
12/19 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater +
12/20 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater +

+ w/ Half Waif

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Perfume Genius Shares Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Remix of "Wreath" & Announces Dance Video Contest (with support from WeTransfer)

You might be getting the not so subtle hint that "Wreath" is the latest single from No Shape. This past Monday, the band played the song (and many others!) live on Morning Becomes Eclectic. The next night, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, "Wreath" was performed. This morning there's a new take on the song, a remix by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.



EVEN FURTHER, Perfume Genius has launched a dance contest for ‘Wreath’, with support from WeTransfer. You are invited to upload a video of you dancing to the song. The prize for this contest is in my opinion better than any prize for a dance contest, ever. Mike Hadreas will reward his favorite dancer by recording a cover of a song of their choice and sending a special package of ‘witchy surprises’. Full details can be found HERE.
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Perfume Genius - Tiny Desk Concert, U.S. Dates Supporting The XX



Courtesy NPR, here's Perfume Genius performing "Valley", "Slip Away" and "Normal Song" for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert. Earlier today, 9 North American shows supporting The XX were confirmed including a September 29 appearance at Inglewood, CA's Forum in.



(photo by Inez and Vinoodh)

WITH THE XX
Wednesday, September 27 - Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, September 29 - The Forum, Inglewood, CA
Tuesday, October 3 - Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Wednesday, October 4 - Ascend Ampitheater, Nashville, TN
Monday, October 9 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Tuesday, October 10- The Saltair, Magna, UT
Thursday, October 12 - Criterion Theater, Oklahoma City, OK
Tuesday, October 17 - Coca Cola Roxy, Atlanta, GA
Thursday, October 19 - Champions Square, New Orleans, LA

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES
June 13 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NE
June 14 – Berghain/Kantine, Berlin DE
Friday, June 16 – Eaux Claires Festival – Eau Claire, WI
Saturday, June 17 – Eaux Claires Festival – Eau Claire, WI
Saturday, July 15 – Imperial – Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR SOLD OUT
Tuesday, Jul 18 – The Independent – San Francisco CA SOLD OUT
Wednesday, July 19 – The Independent – San Francisco CA SOLD OUT
Thursday, July 20 – El Rey – Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 23 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle WA
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 – End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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Car Seat Headrest - Tonight At Webster Hall, Tomorrow at Governor's Ball (Randall's Island)



(photo by Kristy Benjamin)

Just a reminder for those of you in or around NYC for this weekend's Governor's Ball festival that Car Seat Headrest will be hitting the stage at Webster Hall tonight around 10:30pm, followed by an appearance at the Big Apple Stage at beautiful Randall's Island, tomorrow at 2:30pm (and you have to admit that "Big Apple Stage" sounds a little more glamorous than "Piles Of Trash Blowing In Heavy Winds Stage", though perhaps they were also pressed for space.  The up-to-date Car Seat Headrest tour schedule can be found below :

Friday, June 2nd, New York NY - Webster Hall
Saturday, June 3rd - New York NY - Governor's Ball Music Festival
Sunday, June 4th - Charlottesville VA - Jefferson Theater %
Monday, June 5th - Carrboro NC - Cat’s Cradle %
Wednesday, June 7th - Asheville NC - Orange Peel %
Thursday, June 8th - Louisville KY - Headliners %
Friday, June 9th - Manchester TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
Sunday, June 18th - Morrison CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre $
Saturday, June 24th - Mountain View CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre #
Wednesday, June 28th - Milwaukee WI - American Family Insurance Ampitheatre
Friday, June 30th - Richmond VA - Brown’s Island +
Friday, July 28- Oro-Medonte ON - WayHome Music and Arts Festival
Tuesday, August 1st - Cleveland OH - Beachland Ballroom +
Thursday, August 3rd - South Burlington VT - Higher Ground Ballroom +
Friday, August 4th - Montreal QC - Osheaga Festival
Saturday, August 5th - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL
Tuesday, August 8 – Tøyenparken, Oslo, Norway
Thursday, August 10 – Ypsigrock Festival, Castelbuono, Italy
Friday, August 11 – Flow Festival, Helsinki Finland
Wednesday, August 16 – Praia Fluvial Do Taboão, Paredes de Coura Portugal
Thursday, August 17 – Route du Rock, Saint-Malo France
Tuesday, August 21 – Freizeitzentrum West (FZW), Dortmund Germany
Friday, August 25 – Rock En Seine, Saint Cloud France
Saturday, August 26 – Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg, Berlin Germany
Tuesday, August 29 – 02 Forum, London UK
Wednesday, August 30 – Ritz, Manchester UK
Thursday, August 31 – Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds UK
Friday, September 1 – Electric Fields Festival – Thronhill UK
Saturday, September 2 – End Of The Road, Dorset UK
October 6,7,8 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
October 13,14, 15 – Austin City Limits, Austin, TX

% w/ Nap Eyes
$ w/ Local Natives & Portugal, The Man
# w/ Weezer
+ w/ Gold Connections

'Teens of Denial' is available from the following outlets:

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Spoon - "Hot Thoughts", From Tuesday's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"






As mentioned earlier, Spoon appeared on Tuesday's edition of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and performed the titular track from their universally hailed new album, 'Hot Thoughts'. Remarkably, said broadcast occurred just days after the 20th anniversary of Ellen being on the cover of Time Magazine, and if you're lucky, there's a patient older person in your life who can calmly explain what magazines were.

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Kurt Vile : EP Vinyl Reissues, New US Dates





Hey, look at us, actually repressing a couple of Kurt Vile EP's you've been trying to acquire for far too long.  On May 19, we're reissuing the 6-song 'So Outta Reach' (2011) on blue vinyl and on the same day, 2010's 'Square Shells' on opaque colored vinyl.  Activate your preorder skills below :

'So Outta Reach'

'Square Shells'

(photo by @sophietajravimiles)

In addition, Kurt's playing 3 Eastern datesin June including a free show at Portsmouth, NH's Prescott Park Arts Festival  and a rather intimate show in the town made famous by Howard Stern (and infamous by Homestead Records) Rockville Centre, NY.

Wednesday, June 21 - Portsmouth, NH - Prescott Park Arts Festival
Thursday, June 22 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre (tickets on sale today at noon eastern, password is "prettydaze")
Friday, June 23 - Rockville Center, NY - Cannon’s Blackthorn
BUY or stream b'lieve i'm goin down...

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Spoon - "Can I Sit Next To You" Video Premiere, New US & Germany Dates





(Photo by Zachery Michael)

Earlier today, Apple Music's Beats 1 and Zane Lowe premiered the second track from Spoon's forthcoming album, 'Hot Thoughts', "Can I Sit Next To You" . The accompanying video, directed by directed by Marcel Dzama, can be viewed above.

In addition, a number of U.S. and Germny tour dates have just been added below, with tickets on sale February 24 at 10am.

Stream or preorder 'Hot Thoughts' (digital preorders receive "Can I Sit Next To You" and "Hot Thoughts" instantly)
Stream "Can I Sit Next To You"



Upcoming shows (new dates in bold) :

February 27 - 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
March 6 - The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
March 14 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 15 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 16 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 23rd - Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th - The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
April 27– Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
April 28 – The Lyric – Oxford, MS
April 29 – Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
May 1 – Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
May 2 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
May 3 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
May 5 – Music Farm – Charleston ,SC
May 7 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
May 9 – Mill and Mine – Knoxville, TN
May 11 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

June 17 - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
June 18 - Maifeld Derby Festival, Manheim, Germany
June 19 - Technikum, Munich, Germany

June 27 - Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 - The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 - O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 7 - Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 14 - Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 - Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 28 - Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 30 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD **
August 6 - Hollywood Bowl*, Los Angeles CA
September 8 – Belly Up - Aspen, CO
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO


** - with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
* - with Belle and Sebastian

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Out Today : Steve Gunn's 'Eyes On The Lines'



(photo by Victoria Stevens)

While Steve Gunn completes his most leg of European touring with a show tonight at Barcelona's Primavera Festival (taped for WFMU broadcast), today marks the official release date of the hugely acclaimed new album, 'Eyes On The Lines'. You still have a shot at the Matador Store's exclusive sew-on patch and/or album + T-shirt bundle (as shown below), so GET MOVING.

. There's a bunch of new US dates & ticket links listed below, including a few October shows supporting Dinosaur Jr.



Steve Gun on tour (new dates in BOLD)

Friday, June 3 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
Sunday, June 5 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes, FR|
Thursday, June 9 – Northside Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, June 11 – Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
Monday, June 13 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, June 14 – Rudyard’s, Houston, TX
Wednesday, June 15 – The Sidewinder, Austin, TX
Thursday, June 16 – Three Links Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
Friday, June 17 – Stickyz Rock’n'Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock, AR
Saturday, June 18 – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Sunday, June 19 – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
Monday, June 20 – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, June 21 – Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, June 23 – Schubas, Chicago, IL
Friday, June 24 – Marble Bar, Detroit, MI
Saturday, June 25 – The Great Hall, Toronto, ON
Sunday, June 26 – La Vitrola, Montreal, Canada
Tuesday, June 28 – 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
Wednesday, June 29 – Great Scott, Boston, MA
Thursday, June 30 – Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Saturday, July 9 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, July 10 – Black Cat, Washington, DC
Monday, July 11 – The Southern, Charlottesville, VA
Tuesday, July 12 – Kings, Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, July 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville, NC
Thursday, July 14 – Exit/In, Nashville, TN
Friday, July 15 – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
Saturday, July 16 – Sloss Music & Arts Festival, Birmingham, AL
Sunday, July 17 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
Tuesday, July 26 – Woodsist Festival, Big Sur, CA
Saturday, August 6 – Catskills Back Forty Revival @ Catskills Brewery, Livingston Manor, NY
Wednesday, Sep. 21 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
Thursday, Sep. 22 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
Friday, Sep. 23 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Sat. Sep. 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Wed. Sep. 28 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Fri. Sep. 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Oct. 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Monday, October 3 - The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Sunday, October 9 - Mr. Small's Theatre, Millvale, PA

6/09 w/ Cut Worms
6/11-6/30 w/ Promised Land Sound
6/26 also w/ Tim Darcy
7/09-7/15 w/ Spacin'
7/09 also w/ Nap Eyes
7/26 w/ Woods, Kevin Morby, Michael Hurley and more
8/06 w/ The Felice Brothers
9/21-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.
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Kurt Vile at Pukkelpop 2014

Kurt and his Violators are joining Queens of the Stone Age and Darkside for Pukkelpop 2014.The festival will be in Hasselt, Belgium. All three bands will be playing on Saturday, August 16th.

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Here are the rest of the dates and venues to catch Kurt the rest of the summer:

May

Friday 23 KIngston, NY, US BSP Kingston
Saturday 24 Northampton, MA, US Pearl Street Nightclub
Sunday 25 Boston, MA, US Boston Calling Festival
Monday 26 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
Wednesday 28 Toronto, ON, CA The Phoenix
Friday 30 Nelsonville, OH, US Nelsonville Music Festival
Saturday 31 York, PA, US Capitol Theatre

June

Monday 02 New Haven, CT, US Toads Place
Friday 06 New York , NY, US Governor’s Ball
Saturday 07 New York, NY, US Governors Ball
Sunday 08 New York, NY, US Governors Ball

July

Friday 04 Seattle/George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
Thursday 10 Keflavik, IK ATP Iceland
Friday 25 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for The Arts

August

Wednesday 6 Nürnberg, Germany, K4
Thursday 7 Haldern, Germany, Haldern Pop
Friday 8 Castelbuono/Sicily, Italy, Ypsigrock
Friday 15 Hasselt, Belgium, Pukkelpop
Tuesday 19 Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
Thursday 14 StMalo, FR La Route Du Rock
Saturday 16 London, UK Jebberwocky
Sunday 17 Glanusk, GB Green man Festival
Wednesday 20 Zurich, CH Rote Fabrik
Friday 22 Bilbao, ES Kafe Antzokia
Sunday 24 Madrid, ES Joy
Monday 25 Barcelona, ES Apolo

 

 

 

Cat Power - solo European shows this May

Summers in France are meant to be Nice, right? Well Chan Marshall sure hopes so, as she takes her solo Cat Power show around the country at the end of May, following on from her dates in Brussels and Brighton Festival earlier in the same month. Ticket links for all dates are below, as is the Manhattan video, just as a reminder of Sun's excellence.

May 17 – Les Nuits Du Botanique, Brussels, BE - Tickets
May 18 – Brighton Festival, Brighton, UK - Tickets
May 26 – Nantes - Stereolux, FR - Tickets
May 27 – Bordeaux - Krakatoa, FR - Tickets
May 29 – Toulouse - Bikini, FR - Tickets
May 30 – This Is Not a Love Song Festival, Nimes - Paloma, FR - Tickets
May 31 – “We Love Green” Festival, Bagatelle Park - Paris, FR - Tickets

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DARKSIDE REMIXES ST. VINCENT'S "DIGITAL WITNESS" / WORLD TOUR CONTINUES



Darkside unveiled a remix of St. Vincent's "Digital Witness" this past weekend, in the wake of other news from the band. Listen to it via Nicolas Jaar's imprint Other People.

One half of Darkside, Dave Harrington announced his upcoming solo EP Before This There Was One Heart But a Thousand Thoughts, on Twitter. Look for it May 5th via Other People. Also, check out the new single "Don't Tell Me" from Jarr's Just Friends project, a collaboration Sasha Spielberg.

Be sure to watch Darkside's set from Nantes, France that was filmed thanks to La Blogothèque and ARTETV. Catch them on tour through this summer.

April
Wednesday 02 – Sydney, EY – The Hi-Fi
Friday 04 – Melbourne, NE – The Palace Theatre
Sunday 06 – Singapore, RE – Scape
Tuesday 08 – Hong Kong, NG – Music Zone
Saturday 12 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Saturday 19 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Muisc & Arts Festival

May
Friday 30 – Barcelona, NA – Primavera Sound Festival

June
Thursday 05 – Porto, TO – Optimus Primavera Sound
Sunday 22 – Hvar, AR – For Festival
Wednesday 25 – Athens, NS – Ejekt Festival
Thursday 26 – Maeseille, LE – Rock Island Festival

July
Thursday 03 – Gdynia, IA – Open’er Festival
Saturday 05 – Amsterdam, AM – Pitch Festival
Sunday 13 – Rotterdam, AM – North Sea Jazz Festival
Thursday 17 – Dour, UR – Dour Festival
Friday 25 – Nigata, TA – Fuji Rock Festival

August
Friday 08 – Helsinki, KI – Flow Festival
Saturday 09 – Olso, SO – Oya Festival
Sunday 10 – Skipton, ON – Beacons Festival
Friday 15 – London, ON – Jabberwocky
Sunday 17 – Budapest, ST – Sziget Festival

 

Now: Darkside concert streaming live from Nantes

Darkside's set from Nantes, France is streaming in partnership with La Blogothque and Arte TV.

If you've seen the rolling mindmelt that is the Darkside live experience, surely you'll want to relive it now. If you're taking it in for the first time, get ready to get faced:



Darkside's debut album Psychic is available now, and the tour continues:

March
Sunday 23 - Paris, IS L\'Olympia
Tuesday 25 - Dublin, IN Button Factory
Wednesday 26 - Glasgow, OW Art School
Thursday 27 - Manchester, ER The Ritz
Saturday 29 - London, ON Coronet

April
Wednesday 02 - Sydney, EY - The Hi-Fi
Friday 04 - Melbourne, NE - The Palace Theatre
Sunday 06 - Singapore, RE - Scape
Tuesday 08 - Hong Kong, NG - Music Zone
Saturday 12 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Saturday 19 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Muisc & Arts Festival

May
Friday 30 - Barcelona, NA - Primavera Sound Festival

June
Thursday 05 - Porto, TO - Optimus Primavera Sound
Sunday 22 - Hvar, AR - For Festival
Wednesday 25 - Athens, NS - Ejekt Festival
Thursday 26 - Maeseille, LE - Rock Island Festival

July
Thursday 03 - Gdynia, IA - Open'er Festival
Saturday 05 - Amsterdam, AM - Pitch Festival
Sunday 13 - Rotterdam, AM - North Sea Jazz Festival
Thursday 17 - Dour, UR - Dour Festival
Friday 25 - Nigata, TA - Fuji Rock Festival

August
Friday 08 - Helsinki, KI - Flow Festival
Saturday 09 - Olso, SO - Oya Festival
Sunday 10 - Skipton, ON - Beacons Festival
Friday 15 - London, ON - Jabberwocky
Sunday 17 - Budapest, ST - Sziget Festival

Kurt Vile, solo in Europe



Despite airing his agoraphobic fears last year (with his EP "it's a big world out there (and i am scared)" - out now), Kurt Vile's taking on a large chunk of the world alone, as he ventures out for a headline solo tour of Europe this March/April, for a series of unique shows in a more intimate setting than usual.  Support for most dates comes from Pall Jenkins of The Black Heart procession and tickets for shows are on sale now, unless noted.

March
31st Bad Bonn – Dudingen, Switzerland* - Tickets

April
1st Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece * - Tickets
4th Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tickets
5th Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
6th Hebbel Am Ufer 2 (HAAU) – Berlin, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
7th Whelans – Dublin, Ireland * - Tickets
9th The Pavillion – Cork, Ireland  *- Tickets
10th Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France * - Tickets
11th Vooruit – Gent, Belgium  * - Tickets
12th St James Piccadilly – London, UK * - Tickets
13th All Saint’s Church – Brighton, UK  * - Tickets
14th Bremen Teater – Copenhagen, Denmark - Tickets
15th Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway - Tickets
16th IKSV – Istanbul, Turkey - Tickets
*Pall Jenkins supports

Currently on tour in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore with The Violators, catch Kurt down under at the following shows:

January
25th St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Singapore, Singapore
27th St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Auckland, NZ
31st St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Fortitude Valley, Australia

February
1st St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2nd St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Sydney, Australia
5th Corner Hotel, Richmond, Australia
6th Corner Hotel, Richmond, Australia
7th St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Adelaide, Australia
8th St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Fremantle, Australia

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - Reddit AMA is happening at 1PM EST!

Please join SM and The Jicks on Reddit for a chat! The band will drop by at 1PM EST but they are taking your questions now. Ask them anything!





A Note and A New Song From Glasser



The last public show Glasser played was February of last year. Since then, she’s been locked away in a studio working on her follow-up to 2010′s Ring. She’s playing her first show since then this weekend at LA’s FYF Fest. She’s decided to use the occasion to release her first new music in a while. The song is called “Shape”, it’s a very powerful song, and we can honestly say that it’s one of the best pieces of music that’s ever come out under the True Panther imprint. More Glasser very soon…in the meantime enjoy the music and this note from her.
I have been thinking a lot about space. Not only outer space and physical boundaries, but also inner mental space. There are so many beginnings and endings and edges and shores inside and outside our minds. Some are impossible to scale and they make us feel small. I feel small and far removed at times, and I push myself farther away in a kind of compulsion. These are physical comforts I cling to, but always when I cling to them I realize that the isolation I’m afraid of is in my heart and not on a crowded sidewalk. I also have moments of ecstasy, milestones that drive me forward in search of more. These emotions and sensations elude me though, they seem to exist in their own seperate planes. I still chase them. I can become so mesmerized by something outside myself, a person or place that I try to reflect its power and the way it makes me feel.

This is why I feel so lucky to be able to make art, especially music. My experiences flow together and become the stuff of invention. I spent the last year and a half making my new album, which will come out in October. I thought about architecture, a physical imposition in my life, and the fluid emotional boundaries of relationships, also sometimes imposed.

More news to come, in the meantime, enjoy “SHAPE”

-Cameron
August 20th, 2013

 


 

Independent Label Market in London - We're Setting Up Shop



If you're around London's east end tomorrow, Matador's UK label staff (there's only 3 of us y'know) will be selling goodies down at the annual Independent Label Market.  Alongside all our latest releases, you'll find some rare old greats, out of print 7"s, signed posters, cakes, flags, badges, tote bags, tshirts and much much more.

Join us baking in the sun alongside our friends at Domino, 4AD and Bella Union and our enemies at XL, Secretly Canadian and Wichita.  JUST KIDDING GUYS. xoxoxo

If It Ain't Broke, Might You Still Fix It? #BOTH



As the title of this post suggests, it's easy for people to mess up even the simplest of things.  But might there be more wisdom in said title then apparent at first glance?  Some things seem perfect, say chocolate and peanut butter, and then miraculously one day you discover these two things you really, really like make a perfect combination as well.  Well after months of touring together, it appears that Ted Leo and Aimee Mann, and moreover their fans starting tonight in LA, may discover a favorite new musical collaboration.   Under the name #BOTH, Ted + Aimee take to the stage tonight in Los Angeles and later this month in San Francisco to perform some new songs they've recently written.  And to unfix what wasn't broken, Ted Leo will also be supporting Aimee Mann on an upcoming run of Spring tour dates.   All the touring details, in every conceivable combination are below, should you be looking to catch Ted this Spring.

#BOTH shows:

Fri, Mar 8 / Los Angeles, CA / Largo at the Coronet

Sat, Mar 9 / Los Angeles, CA / Largo at the Coronet

Tue, Mar 26 / San Francisco, CA / Bottom of the Hill

Wed, Mar 27 / San Francisco, CA / Bottom of the Hill

 

Ted Leo solo shows:

Fri, Mar 22 / Seattle, WA / The Vera Project

Sat, Mar 23 / Portland, OR / BackSpace Cafe

 

Aimee Mann shows with Ted Leo (solo) supporting:

Thu, Apr 18 / Hudson, NY / Club Helsinki

Fri, Apr 19 / Huntington, NY / Paramount Theatre

Sat, Apr 20 / New York, NY / Webster Hall

Tue, Apr 23 / Rahway, NJ / Union County Performing Arts Center

Wed, Apr 24 / Wilmington, DE / World Cafe Live At The Queen

Thu, Apr 25 / Annapolis, MD / Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts

It's Summer, Get To Know Your TANLINES



SUMMER IS  HERE!...ok well it officially starts tomorrow but we can't contain our excitement so we're getting started a day early.   Ahhh Summer, the season of extended daylight, backyard BBQs, road trips with friends, summer playlists, and Tanlines + Lemonade of course.

Apologies for that simple and obvious play on words.  But honestly as sure as you're likely to have some tan lines after laying around the pool drinking a glass of lemonade this summer, we're convinced both bands (Tanlines and Lemonade) will be on your iPods/stereos while doing so.  But don't take our word for it, Creator's Project said that Tanlines are "destined to become your summer soundtrack", and New York Magazine, Stereogum, and Refinery 29 couldn't agree more, naming "All Of Me" one of their Songs Of The Summer.

Anyhow since we'll be spending all summer together, it's probably a good time to get to know your Tanlines better.  Courtesy of Creator's Project, click HERE for an intimate look at the band Tanlines, their recording process, how they formed, and much much more.

Also Tanlines will be performing across the US all summer long, starting tomorrow night with an official summer kick off show at the House of Vans in Brooklyn.  A full list of summer tour dates is below.

Mon, June 25 - Los Angeles, CA - School Night @ Bardot (DJ set only)

Tue, June 26 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones (presented by 92.9 KJEE)

Wed, June 27 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall (presented by Live 105)

Thu, June 28 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's (presented by 107.7 The End)

Fri, July 13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival

Sun, July 15 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall (discount for Pitchfork Festival wristband holders)

Thu, July 19 - Miami, FL - Bardot Miami

Fri, Aug 10 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival

Sat, Aug 11 - Columbus, OH - Summerfest 2012

Sat, Sept 1 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival

Thu, Sept 6 - Portland, OR - Music Fest NW

The Young: Violitionist session debuts

Secure in the knowledge that everyone spent the weekend listening to Dub Egg (The Young's Matador debut, out June 12 and available for pre-order), we're excited to share a session the band did recently in Denton, TX with Violitionist (thanks also to SPIN for the co-present):







See this action in person (shorts included, weather permitting):

Friday, June 1 – Austin,TX – Beauty Ballroom (with No Age, Ceremony, Gun Outfit and Joyce Manor)
Saturday, June 9 – McAllen, TX – Simon Sez
Tuesday, June 12 — End of An Ear Release Date In-store (with John Wesley Coleman)
Saturday, June 16 – Austin,TX – 29th Street Ballroom (with Sungod and Spray Paint) (Dub Egg Release Show)
Thursday, June 21 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Friday, June 22 – Atlanta, GA – Club 529
Saturday, June 23 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor (with White Lung and Meat Group)
Sunday, June 24 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter (with Purling Hiss)
Monday, June 25 – Washington, DC – the Black Cat (backstage) (with Purling Hiss)
Tuesday, June 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s (with Purling Hiss)
Wednesday, June 27 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (late show) (with Purling Hiss)
Thursday, June 28 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s (with Purling Hiss)
Friday, June 29 – Brooklyn, NY – 285Kent (with Census and Nude Beach)
Saturday, June 30 – New Haven, CT – Intercambio (with Purling Hiss and Estrogen Highs)
Sunday, July 01 – Providence, RI – Dusk (with Purling Hiss)
Monday, July 02 – Boston, MA – Plough and Stars (with Purling Hiss and Saralee)
Tuesday, July 03 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Wednesday, July 04 – Toronto, ON – Parts & Labour
Thursday, July 05 – Pittsburgh, PA – Gooski’s (with Kim Phuc)
Friday, July 06 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Saturday, July 07 – Chicago, IL – the Hideout (with Judson Claiborne)
Sunday, July 08 – Minneapolis, MN – the Triple Rock
Monday, July 09 – Fargo, ND – the Aquarium
Wednesday, July 11 – the Fun House
Thursday, July 12 – Portland, OR – the East End
Friday, July 13 – Reno, NV – Holland Project
Saturday, July 14 – Oakland, CA – 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (with Spray Paint and more TBA)
Sunday, July 15 – San Francisco, CA – the Hemlock
Monday, July 16 – Bakersfield, CA – Munoz Gym
Tuesday, July 17 – Los Angeles, CA – the Echo (with the Lamps and the Zig Zags)
Wednesday, July 18 – San Diego, CA – the Casbah
Thursday, July 19 – Phoenix, AZ – the Meat Market
Friday, July 20 – Las Cruces, NM – the Train Yard

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