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Lucy Dacus - "Next Of Kin" (From 'Historian')



The latest single from Lucy Dacus' hotly anticipated 2nd album, 'Historian' (out March 2), "Next Of Kin" is now available to stream or download. Preorder 'Historian' bundled with Lucy's debut album, 'No Burden' now thru midnight tomorrow (2/14) for 20% off at The Matador Store.

A special Valentine's Day playlist compiled by Lucy Dacus is now available at Spotify.



(photo by Dustin Condren)

 stream or download "Next Of Kin"

Preorder 'Historian'

(Pre-orders from The Matador Store will include ten postcards with individual art by ten different artists. Each postcard is inspired by one of the tracks off of 'Historian')

Tour Dates
Friday, March 2 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, March 7 The Southern, Charlottesville VA
Thursday, March 8 Pour House, Charleston SC
Friday, March 9 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Saturday, March 10 The High Watt, Nashville TN
Monday, March 19 Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ
Tuesday, March 20 Club Congress, Tucson AZ
Wednesday, March 21 The Casbah, San Diego CA
Thursday, March 22 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA
Friday, March 23 The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, March 24 The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Monday, March 26 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Tuesday, March 27 Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, March 28 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
Friday, March 30 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Saturday, March 31 Globe Hall, Denver CO
Monday, April 2 Reverb Lounge, Omaha NE
Wednesday, April 4 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
Thursday, April 5 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Friday, April 6 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Saturday, April 7 The HI-FI, Indianapolis IN
Sunday, April 8 The Basement, Columbus OH
Monday, April 9 Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
Wednesday, April 11 The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Friday, April 13 Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, April 14 Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
Thursday, April 19 Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds UK
Friday, April 20 The Hug and Pint, Glasgow UK
Saturday, April 21 Gullivers, Manchester UK
Sunday, April 22 Hare and Hounds 2, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, April 24 Louisiana, Bristol UK
Wednesday, April 25 Omeara, London UK
Thursday, April 26 The Hope and Ruin, Brighton UK
Friday, April 27 Espace B, Paris FR
Monday, April 30 Stengade, Copenhagen DK
Tuesday, May 1 Prinzenbar, Hamburg DE
Thursday, May 3 Blue Shell, Cologne DE
Friday, May 4 Sugar Factory, Amsterdam NE
 

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Car Seat Headrest - 'Cute Thing' release



After premiering on the Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music show last night (with Tom Ravenscroft sitting in), a new Car Seat Headrest single 'Cute Thing' has been made available today across all streaming platforms.

'Cute Thing' is the third track culled from the upcoming reimagination of 2011's bandcamp favourite 'Twin Fantasy', due for release on Matador on February 16th

Listen to 'Cute Thing' here
Pre-order 'Twin Fantasy' here

Car Seat Headrest will be on tour later in the year at the following dates:

Friday, January 26, Rialto Bozeman, MT
Saturday, February 24 Sydney City Limits Fest Sydney AU
Sunday, February 25 Rosemount Perth AU
Wednesday, February 28 Croxton Melbourne AU
Thursday, March 1 The Triffid Brisbane AU
Saturday, March 3 Auckland City Limits Auckland AU
Friday, April 6 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
Sunday, April 8 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Tuesday, April 10 Top Hat Missoula, MT
Wednesday, April 11 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
Thursday, April 12 Real Art Tacoma, WA
Friday, April 13 Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA
Saturday, April 14 Capitol Theater Olympia, WA
Wednesday, May 16 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
Friday, May 18 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
Saturday, May 19 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool, UK
Monday, May 21 Junction 2 Cambridge UK
Tuesday, May 22 SWX Bristol, UK
Wednesday, May 23 Roundhouse London, UK
Friday, May 25 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Saturday, May 26 Le Trabendo Paris, France
Monday, May 28 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday, May 29 Kantine Koln, Germany
Wednesday, May 30 Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg, Germany
Thursday, May 31 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany

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Algiers announce European tour dates for 2018



Despite Algiers being currently on the road, filling venues brimful with their firebrand sound and polemic appetite for change, they're already making plans for next year.

Next year the band will pass across the shadow of the old Iron Curtain, visiting Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Macedonia ontop of a massive seven dates in Germany, and more shows in Italy, Switzerland and France.

Algiers are set to play two dates at the Moth Club in Hackney, London, on the 28th and 29th of November - capping off a hard month of touring across the continent.

Full list of dates below for Europe 2018 - tickets available for all shows at Algiers Official site

Wed, Jan 24th - Strom - Munich, DE
Fri, Jan 26th - Mocvara - Zagreb, HR
Sat, Jan 27th - Pogon Kulture - Rijeka, HR
Mon, Jan 29th - A38 Ship - Budapest, HU
Tue, Jan 30th - B72 - Vienna, AT
Wed, Jan 31st - MENT Festival @ Kino Šiška - Ljubljana, SI
Thu, Feb 1st - Dom Omladine - Belgrade, RS
Fri, Feb 2nd - MKC Youth Culture Centre - Skopje, MK
Sat, Feb 3rd - Live Terminal 1 - Sofia, BG
Fri, Feb 9th - Mylos Club - Thessaloniki, GR
Sat, Feb 10th - Temple - Athens, GR
Wed, Feb 14th - Locomotiv Club - Bologna, IT
Thu, Feb 15th - Palace - St Gallen, CH
Sat, Feb 17th - La Rodia - Besancon, FR
Mon, Feb 19th - L'Aeronef (Club Room) - Lille, FR
Thu, Feb 22nd - Indi(e)stinction Festival @ Frank K - Reutlingen, DE
Fri, Feb 23rd - Artheater - Cologne, DE
Sat, Feb 24th - Brecht Festival - Augsburg, DE
Mon, Feb 26th - Zoom - Frankfurt, DE
Tue, Feb 27th - UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE
Wed, Feb 28th - Nochtspeicher - Hamburg, DE

 

Iceage announce May 2018 UK and European dates



Photo by Christian Friedländer

Iceage have stirred, and this morning have announced a batch of dates for May of 2018 in the UK and Europe.

Catch them steering wildly through their punk genre-spanning catalogue and into the next phase of their endless evolution at the following five dates:

Iceage will also be performing at next year's Eurosonic festival in January, and have confirmed a celebratory New Year's Eve show in Detroit at El Club - information can be found here

Friday, May 4th - Privat Club - Berlin, DE
Saturday, May 5th - Bitterzoet - Amsterdam, NL
Sunday, May 6th - La Nuit Botanique - Brussels, BE
Monday, May 7th - Petit Bain - Paris, FR
Tuesday, May 8th - Scala - London, UK



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Belle & Sebastian release new video for 'We Were Beautiful' + EU tour dates



Filmed in Glasgow and directed by Blair Young of The Forest of Black, the new video for the latest Belle & Sebastian single - 'We Were Beautiful' - puts glorious Glasgow on a palette and mixes together the peaks and lulls of emotion & colour felt through ordinary city living.

Alongside the video accompaniment to the already released single is a slate of new European dates across February and March of next year.

The wake of a new single and now a new video would suggest a gearing-up of sorts from Glasgow's treasured sons & daughters. What next?



Tour Dates:

Mon - 05-Feb - Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue - 06-Feb - France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed - 07-Feb - France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri - 09-Feb - France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun - 11-Feb - Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon - 12-Feb - Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue - 13-Feb - Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed - 14-Feb - Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri - 16-Feb - Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat - 17-Feb - Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun - 18-Feb - Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon - 19-Feb - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed - 21-Feb - Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu - 22-Feb - Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri - 23-Feb - Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat - 24-Feb - Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue - 06-Mar - UK, Cornwall Truro Hall
Thu - 08-Mar - Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre
Fri - 09-Mar - Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Sat - 10-Mar - UK, Nottingham Rock City
Mon - 12-Mar - UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue - 13-Mar - UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu - 15-Mar - UK, Brighton Dome
Fri - 16-Mar - UK, London Troxy
Sat - 17-Mar - UK, London Troxy
Mon - 19-Mar - UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue - 20-Mar - UK, York Opera House
Thu - 22-Mar - UK, Gateshead Sage
Fri - 23-Mar - Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall
Sat - 24-Mar - Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Mon - 26-Mar - Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St
Tue - 27-Mar - Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St

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Julien Baker Announces Performance on Prairie Home Companion + US/EU Tour Dates

Julien Baker announced today that she will take the stage at Prairie Home Companion on Saturday Oct 7th alongside Chris Stapleton and host Chris Thile. Tickets for the performance, which will take place at St. Paul's Palace in St. Paul MN, are on sale now and available here. Prairie Home Companion will be streaming the show live from their website at Prairiehome.org.

Julien Baker's forthcoming LP Turn Out The Lights arrives on October 27th. Watch the video for "Appointments" and view dates for her Fall Tour below.



JULIEN BAKER TOUR DATES

Wed 9/20 Champaign IL Pygmalion Music Festival
Thu 10/12 Atlanta GA The Masquerade +
Fri 10/13 Saxapahaw NC Haw River Ballroom + SOLD OUT
Sat 10/14 Asheville NC Grey Eagle +
Sun 10/15 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theater +
Tue 10/17 Washington DC 9:30 Club +
Wed 10/18 Millvale PA Mr. Small’s Theatre +
Fri 10/20 Madison WI Majestic Theatre +
Sat 10/21 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Center +
Sun 10/22 Chicago IL Thalia Hall +
Tue 10/24 Toronto ON The Opera House +
Wed 10/25 Montreal QC Theatre Fairmount +
Fri 10/27 New York, NY Town Hall +
Sat 10/28 Somerville MA Somerville Theatre + SOLD OUT
Sun 10/29 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer +
Thu 11/2 The Hague Netherlands Crossing Border
Sat 11/4 Utrecht Netherlands Ekko
Mon 11/6 Bristol UK The Lantern, Colston Hall 2
Tue 11/7 Leeds UK Brudenell Social Club
Wed 11/8 Glasgow UK Centre for Contemporary Arts
Thu 11/9 Dublin Ireland Whelan’s
Fri 11/10 London UK Union Chapel SOLD OUT
Sun 11/12 Brussels Belgium Autumn Falls Festival
Tue 11/14 Berlin Germany Heimathafen Neukolin
Wed 11/15 Hamburg Germany Uebel & Gefahrlich
Thu 11/16 Dusseldorf Germany Bachsaal
Fri 11/17 Madrid Spain Sala El Sol
Sat 11/18 Braga Portugal Theatro Circo
Sun 11/19 Barcelona Spain La [2]
Wed 11/29 Knoxville TN Bijou Theatre =
Thu 11/30 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works =
Fri 12/1 Memphis TN 1884 Lounge, Minglewood Hall =
Sat 12/2 St. Louis MO Delmar Hall +
Mon 12/4 Boulder CO Fox Theatre +
Wed 12/6 Missoula MT Top Hat +
Thu 12/7 Spokane WA The Bartlett +
Fri 12/8 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre +
Sat 12/9 Vancouver BC Rickshaw +
Sun 12/10 Portland OR Aladdin Theater +
Tue 12/12 San Francisco CA The Fillmore +
Thu 12/14 Los Angeles CA Downtown Palace Theater +
Fri 12/15 San Diego CA Irenic +
Sat 12/16 Phoenix AZ The Crescent Ballroom +
Mon 12/18 Austin TX Emo’s Austin +
Tue 12/19 Houston TX The Heights Theater +
Wed 12/20 Dallas TX Kessler Theater +

+ support from Half Waif
= support from David Bazan

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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 - Marathon Music Works
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

buy or stream 'No Shape'
order 'No Shape' on CD or 2XLP (limited clear vinyl or black vinyl editions)


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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.

Stream or order 'Hot Thoughts'

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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.
order 'Eyes On The Lines' from the following :

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.

Get your tickets on the official website and for more info take a look at:

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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

6.17.14

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

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