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out today : Water From Your Eyes - 'Everyone's Crushed'

photo by Ariel Fisher

stream/purchase 'Everyone's Crushed'

Water From Your Eyes have released their new album and Matador debut ‘Everyone’s Crushed’. Across the record's 9 tracks, Rachel Brown (they/them) and Nate Amos (he/him) find silliness and fatalism dancing in a frantic lockstep, using heart palpitating rhythms and absurdist, deadpan lyrics to convey stories of personal and societal unease. Described by Brown as Water From Your Eyes’ most collaborative record ever, it’s a swollen contusion of an album: experimental pop music that’s pretty and violent, raw and indelible.

They are currently supporting Interpol throughout their UK dates. In June, they’ll embark on a run of east coast headline shows, followed in the fall by a west coast run with Melody’s Echo Chamber. The band are also confirmed for Summerstage in Central Park this July,  Way Out West, Lowlands, and Greenman Festivals across Europe in August, and Pitchfork Festival in London, Paris and Berlin this November. A complete list of upcoming dates can be found below.

Water From Your Eyes on Tour


Sunday, May 28 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK ^
Monday, May 29 O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds UK ^
Wednesday, May 31 The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh UK ^
Thursday, June 1 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol UK ^
Thursday, June 15 Bonk’s Bar, Philadelphia PA
Friday, June 16 Comet Ping Pong, Washington DC
Saturday, June 17 Static Age Records, Asheville NC
Monday, June 19 CINE, Athens GA #
Tuesday, June 20 DRKMTTR, Nashville TN #
Wednesday, June 21 Whirling Tiger, Louisville KY #
Thursday, June 22 Sleeping Village Chicago IL
Saturday, June 24 Sled Island, Calgary AB
Tuesday, June 27 The Baby G, Toronto ON
Thursday, July 20 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY !
Friday, July 28 Real Love Summer Fest, Teulon MB
Saturday, August 12 Way Out West Festival, Gothenberg SE
Friday, August 18 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuisen NL
Saturday, August 19 Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons UK
Sunday, August 20 MS Dockville Festival, Hamburg DE
Saturday, September 30 L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal QC
Saturday, October 7 The Crocodile, Seattle WA +
Monday, October 9 Rev Hall, Portland OR +
Wednesday, October 11 The Independent, San Francisco CA +
Friday, November 3 Pitchfork Festival, Berlin DE
Friday, November 10 Pitchfork Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 11 Pitchfork Festival, London UK

^ w/ Interpol
# w/ Sword II
! w/ Horsegirl, Lifeguard, Iceage

Water From Your Eyes Online

Butthole Surfers - Classic Catalog TItles Now On Matador

photo by Pat Blashill, 1984

We are pleased to announce that Matador is reissuing a number of key catalog titles by legendary the Butthole Surfers, including the classic albums Psychic…Powerless…Another Man’s Sac, Rembrandt Pussyhorse, Locust Abortion Technician, Hairway to Steven, and piouhgd plus EPs and other material recorded during the band’s strange, grotesque, and ultimately unparalleled first decade. Details about our diabolical physical reissue campaign will be unveiled at a later date (perhaps with great fanfare, perhaps not -- dependeds on whether or how the fan is functioning that week)

stream / download The Butthole Surfers first five albums

'Butthole Surfers 1984-1991 - A Primer' (Playlist)

The Butthole Surfers were formed in 1981 by vocalist Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary. Drummer King Coffey joined in 1983. Together, they have remained the band’s three constant members across various recording sessions and touring incarnations.

The Butthole Surfers were, unquestionably one of the most beloved, influential, and lights-out insane bands to emerge from the U.S. ’80’s underground and their career is long overdue for critical reassessment and rediscovery (and with that in mind, a feature length documentary about the band is scheduled to premiere in 2024).

‘Psychic… Powerless… Another Man’s Sac’
1. “Concubine" 2:27
2. "Eye of the Chicken" 1:36
3. "Dum Dum" 3:47
4. "Woly Boly" 2:45
5. "Butthole Surfer" 3:02
6. "Lady Sniff" 3:45
7. "Cherub" 6:22
8. "Mexican Caravan" 2:46
9. "Cowboy Bob" 2:55
10. "Gary Floyd" 1:56

‘Rembrandt Pussyhorse’
1. "Creep in the Cellar" 2:05
2. "Sea Ferring" 4:00
3. "American Woman" 5:33
4. "Waiting for Jimmy to Kick" 2:21
5. "Strangers Die Everyday" 3:08
6. "Perry" 3:32
7. "Whirling Hall of Knives" 4:44
8. "Mark Says Alright" 4:08
9. "In the Cellar" 3:18

‘Locust Abortion Technician’
1. "Sweat Loaf" 6:09
2. "Graveyard" 2:27
3. "Pittsburgh to Lebanon" 2:29
4. "Weber" 0:35
5. "HAY" 1:50
6. "Human Cannonball" 3:51
7. "U.S.S.A." 2:14
8. "The O-Men" 3:27
9. "Kuntz" 2:24
10. "Graveyard" 2:45
11. "22 Going on 23" 4:23

‘Hairway To Stephen’
1. "Jimi" 12:38
2. "Ricky" 2:36
3. "I Saw an X-Ray of a Girl Passing Gas" 4:56
4. "John E. Smoke" 6:40
5. "Rocky" 3:45
6. "Julio Iglesias" 3:05
7. "Backass" 6:07
8. "Fast" 1:35

1. "Revolution Part 1" 2:18
2. "Revolution Part 2" 7:28
3. "Lonesome Bulldog" 4:42
4. "Lonesome Bulldog II" 0:39
5. "The Hurdy Gurdy Man" (lyrics and music by Donovan) 3:59
6. "Golden Showers" 3:17
7. "Lonesome Bulldog III" 0:37
8. "Blindman" 3:40
9. "No, I'm Iron Man" 2:25
10. "Something" 2:06
11. "P.S.Y." 12:12
12. "Lonesome Bulldog IV" 0:41

Butthole Surfers online



Algiers - Live on KEXP

Purchase / Stream 'SHOOK'

Today KEXP and Algiers have premiered an in-studio live session featuring four songs from the band's 2023 LP 'SHOOK.' Watch performances of "Irreversible Damage," "Out of Style Tragedy," "Cold World," and "Bite Back" below.

Full Performance:

"Irreversible Damage":

"Out of Style Tragedy":

"Cold World":

"Bite Back":

Out Today : bar italia - 'Tracey Denim'

photo by Simon Mercer

'Tracey Denim', the hotly anticipated new album from London trio bar italia is now streaming everywhere and available on CD at finer record shops or via online retailers (link below).  The LP edition of 'Tracey Denim' will be available in September and can be preordered now (see below).

stream / purchase  'Tracey Denim'

‘Tracey Denim’ Tracklist

1. guard
2. Nurse!
3. punkt
4. my kiss era
5.  F.O.B
6. Missus Morality
7.  yes i have eaten so many lemons yes i am so bitte
8. changer
9. Horsey Girl Rider
10. NOCD
11. best in show
12.  Clark
13. harpee
14. Friends
15. maddington




bar italia on Tour


Saturday, May 20 Cinetol, Amsterdam NE *SOLD OUT*
Monday, May 22 Boule Noire, Paris FR *SOLD OUT*
Tuesday, May 23 Aeronef Club, Lille FR
Wednesday, May 24 Green Door Store, Brighton UK
Thursday, May 25 ICA, London UK *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, June 3 Primavera, Barcelona ES
Sunday, June 4 ZDB, Lisbon PT
Monday, June 5 Primavera, Madrid ES
Tuesday, June 13 TV Eye, Queens NY *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, June 14 Union Pool, Brooklyn NY *SOLD OUT*
Thursday, June 15 Mercury Lounge, New York NY *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, June 17 Public Records, Brooklyn NY *SOLD OUT*
Monday, June 19 El Cid, Los Angeles CA *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, June 21 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *SOLD OUT*
Thursday, June 22 Genghis Tron, Los Angeles CA
Saturday, June 24 Gold Diggers, Los Angeles CA
Tuesday, July 11 London UK, Village Underground
Saturday, September 23 Seanie Buttons, Cork IE
Sunday, September 24 Workman’s Club, Dublin IE
Tuesday, October 31 YES, Manchester UK
Wednesday, November 1 The Fleece, Bristol UK
Friday, November 3 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Saturday, November 4 Room 2, Glasgow UK
Tuesday, November 7 Village Underground, London UK
Thursday, November 9 Antipode, Rennes FR
Saturday, November 11 Pitchfork Festival, Paris FR
Monday, November 13 Palace, St. Gallen CH
Thursday, November 16 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Saturday, November 18 Molotow Skybar, Hamburg DE
Sunday, November 19 Lido, Berlin DE
Monday, November 20 VEGA, Copenhagen DK
Wednesday, November 22 Tanzhaus West, Frankfurt DE
Thursday, November 23 Rotown, Rotterdam NL
Friday, November 24 Bitterzoet, Amsterdam NL
Saturday, November 25 Trix, Antwerp BE
Sunday, November 26 Botanique, Brussels BE
Friday, December 1 Songbyrd, Washington DC
Saturday, December 2 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
Monday, December 4 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Tuesday, December 5 Brighton Music Hall, Boston MA
Wednesday, December 6 Sala Rossa, Montreal QC
Friday, December 8 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON
Sunday, December 10 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Tuesday, December 12 Turf Club, St. Paul MN
Wednesday, December 13 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI
Friday, December 15 Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
Saturday, December 16 Mahall's, Cleveland, OH
Sunday, December 17 Club Café, Pittsburgh PA

bar italia Online
band website


New From King Krule - "If Only It Was Warmth"

photo by Reuben Bastienne-Lewis

stream / download "If Only It Was  Warmth"
presave / preorder 'Space Heavy'

King Krule shares a new single and video for “If Only It Was Warmth,” the latest piece of new music from the highly anticipated forthcoming new album 'Space Heavy',

The wistful, stripped-back instrumentation of “If Only It Was Warmth” comes alongside a self-directed music video that sees King Krule journey across vast waters, with a cactus. Along the way, he is confronted by thoughts of love and lost connection that is presented in the form of dark shadows.

“If Only It Was Warmth” follows the announcement of King Krule’s fourth studio album Space Heavy, which was revealed alongside the release of the album’s first single and music video “Seaforth,” directed by Jocelyn Anquetil. Coming 10 years on from his debut album, Space Heavy is a 15-track full-length that inhabits the deepest reaches of the subterranean sonic world that Archy has constructed over the course of his career as King Krule. Written from 2020 to 2022, between London and Liverpool, Space Heavy took shape over the course of commutes between the two cities where Archy Marshall was splitting his time. In this time, Archy found himself fascinated by the notion of “the space between” - the space haunted by dreams of love, touching a narrative of lost connection, losing people and situations to the guillotine of the universe. The result is King Krule at his most articulate; using his years of experience to create a dynamic body of work that reveals something new with every listen.

Recently, King Krule announced an extensive live tour across US, UK, and Europe. Due to popular demand, today he adds additional shows at The Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, London Eventim Apollo, Paradiso in Amsterdam, Vega in Copenhagen, and Trianon in Paris. Tickets for the world tour are on sale now.

King Krule on Tour (new dates in bold)

Tickets available at

Friday, July 21 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Saturday, July 22 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday, July 23 Masonic, Detroit MI
Tuesday, July 25 HISTORY, Toronto ON
Wednesday, July 26 Corona Theatre, Montreal QC
Friday, July 28 House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, July 29 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, July 30 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
Tuesday, August 1 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, August 2 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September 8 Variety, Atlanta GA
Saturday, September 9 Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville TN
Monday, September 11 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Tuesday, September 12 Stubbs, Austin TX
Wednesday, September 13 House of Blues, Dallas TX
Friday, September 15 Ogden, Denver CO
Saturday, September 16 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Monday, September 18 Roseland, Portland OR
Tuesday, September 19 Vogue, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, September 20 Paramount, Seattle WA
Saturday, September 23 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Sunday, September 24 Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Monday, September 25 Palladium, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 4 3Olympia, Dublin IE
Friday, October 6 Barrowland, Glasgow UK
Saturday, October 7 Academy, Manchester UK
Monday, October 9 Eventim Apollo, London UK (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 10 Eventim Apollo, London UK
Monday, October 16 Paradiso, Amsterdam NE (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 17 Paradiso, Amsterdam NE
Wednesday, October 18 De Roma, Antwerp BE
Thursday, October 19 AB, Brussels BE
Saturday, October 21 Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne DE
Monday, October 23 Vega, Copenhagen DK (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 24 Vega, Copenhagen DK
Thursday, October 26 Columbiahalle, Berlie DE
Friday, October 27 Forum Karlin, Prague CZ
Saturday, October 28 Simm City, Vienna AT
Monday, October 30 Akvarium Club, Budapest HU
Tuesday, October 31 Kino Siska, Ljubljana SL
Wednesday, November 1 Tvornica Kultur, Zagreb CR
Friday, November 3 Les Docks, Lausanne CH
Saturday, November 4 Club to Club Festival, Turin IT
Monday, November 6 Trianon, Paris FR

King Krule Online

Interpol - "Passenger" (Jeff Parker Interpolation)

photo by Ebru Yildiz

photo by David Haskell

Last month, Interpol launched ‘Interpolations,’ a series of collaborations that finds songs from  ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’, reworked by artistsDaniel Avery, Makaya McCraven, Jeff Parker, Jesu, and Water From Your Eyes.

Today, you can hear the second installment, an interpolation of “Passenger” created by guitarist and composer Jeff Parker. “When asked to make a remix for Interpol, I was intrigued and initially excited to make something from the drum breaks on the original version of “Passenger,”” explains. Parker. “However, the muse had other plans for me, and it went in a different direction.”

stream / download 'Interpolations'
stream / purchase 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'

Interpol On Tour (new dates in bold)
Tickets available at

Thursday, May 18 Pabellon Monterrey MX
Saturday, May 20 Tecate Supremo Festival Juarez MX
Sunday, May 21 Corona Capital, Guadalajara MX
Saturday, May 27 Bearded Theory, Walton Upon Trent UK
Sunday, May 28 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK
Monday, May 29 O2 Leeds Academy, Leeds UK
Tuesday, May 30 O2 Academy Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK
Thursday, June 1 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol UK
Sunday, June 4 Usina Festival, Luxembourg
Tuesday, June 6 Studio, Krakow PL
Wednesday, June 7 Klub Stodo?a, Warsaw PL
8-10 June Sideways Festival, Helsinki FI
Saturday, June 10 Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek NE
Thursday, June 15 Neue Theaterfabrik, Munich DE
Friday, 16 June Lido Sounds, Linz AT
16-18 June Traumzeit Festival, Duisburg DE
16-18 June Maifeld Derby, Mannheim DE
Tuesday, June 20 Arenele Romane, Bucharest RO
Wednesday, June 21 Park Centre Junak, Sofia BG
Friday, June 23 2023 Release Athens, Athens GR
Saturday, June 24 I Days Coca-Cola, Milan IT
Monday, June 26 Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin IT
Wednesday, June 28 Rome Summer Fest, Cavea, Rome IT
Friday June 30 Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin, Dublin IE
Saturday, June 1 Rock Werchter, Rotselaar, Flanders BE
Wednesday, July 5 Days Off, Paris FR
Friday, July 7 Beauregard Festival, Normandy FR
Sunday, July 9 Liverpool Uni Mountford Hall, Liverpool UK
Monday, July 10 Somerset House, London UK SOLD OUT
Tuesday, July 18 Paleo Festival Nyon, Nyon CH
Thursday, July 20 MoM Sport, Budapest HU
Saturday, July 22 Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Monday, July 24 Maximum Uniq, Istanbul, TR
Friday, July 28 2023 Low Festival, Benidorm ES
Friday, August 11 Outside Lands, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August 13 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque NM *
Tuesday, August 15 Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas TX *
Wednesday, August 16 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR *
Thursday, August 17 The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville AL *
Saturday, August 19 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL *
Sunday, August 20 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL *
Tuesday, August 22 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *
Thursday, August 24 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *
Friday, August 25 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH *
Saturday August 26 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 30 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY *
Thursday, August 31 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA *
Saturday, September 2 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Monday, September 3 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa ON *
Tuestday September 4 MTelus, Montreal QC
Wednesday, September 6 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston MI *
Friday, September 8 FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin TN *
Saturday, September 9 Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville IN *

* with The Smashing Pumpkins

Interpol Online
Official Site
YouTube Channel

Jeff Parker

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