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Out Today : Belle and Sebastian - 'A Bit Of Previous'

"Talk To Me, Talk To Me" - directed by Freya and Rosalie Salkeld

(photo : Hollie Fernando)

Belle and Sebastian today release their 9th studio album, 'A Bit Of Previous'. Marking the occasion comes new video and single ‘Talk To Me To Me’. The video was written and directed by 15-year-old south London siblings Freya and Rosalie Salkeld.

(stream/purchase 'A Bit Of Previous')

Stuart Murdoch:

“We had a small budget to make the video and were going to make it ourselves, but we ran out of time. So we put out an open call to filmmakers who would be interested in making something for the existing budget, requesting an image encapsulating their idea and a 100-word pitch. The directors’ mother got in touch saying her daughters are fans of the group and keen filmmakers, and they sent in a treatment that we loved. They co-wrote and co-directed it, and got a bunch of their friends involved, and made a fresh and funny take on the song”

Directors Freya and Rosalie:

"When we found out we were going to make Belle and Sebastian’s new music video we were beyond excited. Our idea had come from photos we’d taken of our friends for art projects. Casting mates we’d recently seen in a school drama production was really fun - filming them was even better! The process as a whole was an amazing challenge and we’re so grateful for the opportunity!"

'A Bit Of Previous' is available in four different artwork covers across LP, CD and digital. The independent retail  version of the LP includes a bonus 7" with standalone track "A Bit Of Previous".

'A Bit of Previous' Tracklist
01. Young And Stupid
02. If They're Shooting At You
03. Talk To Me, Talk To Me
04. Reclaim The Night
05. Do It For Your Country
06. Prophets On Hold
07. Unnecessary Drama
08. Come On Home
09. A World Without You
10. Deathbed Of My Dreams
11. Sea Of Sorrow
12. Working Boy In New York City

Belle and Sebastian at Bandcamp.

Belle and Sebastian on Tour

Tuesday, May 24 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC*
Wednesday, May 25 TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park, Indianapolis IN*
Thursday, May 26 The Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL*
Friday, May 27 Palace Theater, Minneapolis MN*
Saturday, May 28 The Admiral, Omaha NE*
Tuesday, May 31 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA+
Wednesday, June 1 Roseland Theater, Portland OR+
Friday, June 3 Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA%
Saturday, June 4 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA%
Sunday, June 5 Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA+
Tuesday, June 7 The Van Buren, Phoenix AZ+
Wednesday, June 8 The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company, Santa Fe NM+
Friday, June 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK+
Saturday, June 11 Stubb’s Waller Creek, Austin TX#
Monday, June 13 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN#
Tuesday, June 14 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh NC^
Wednesday, June 15 Wolf Trap, Vienna VA^
Thursday, June 16 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY#
Friday, June 17 Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia PA#
Saturday, June 18 Roadrunner, Boston MA#
Friday, July 15 Lloyds Amphitheatre, Bristol UK
Saturday, July 16 Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival, Stirling UK
Sunday, November 13 Great Hall - Student’s Union, Cardiff UK
Monday, November 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Tuesday, November 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, November 17 O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield UK
Friday, November 18 Olympia, Liverpool UK
Saturday, November 19 Hull University Union Asylum, Hull UK
Monday, November 21 Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen UK
Wednesday, November 23 Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK
Thursday, November 24 O2 City Hall, Newcastle UK
Friday, November 25 Manchester Academy, Manchester UK
Sunday, November 27 Corn Exchange, Cambridge UK
Monday, November 28 O2 Academy, Birmingham UK
Tuesday, November 29 Guildhall Southampton, Southampton UK
Wednesday, November 30 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK
Tuesday, January 10 Casino de Paris, Paris FR
Wednesday, January 11 Tivoli Grote Zaal, Utrecht NE
Friday, January 13 den Atelier, Luxembourg City LU
Saturday, January 14 Laeiszhalle, Hamburg DE
Monday, January 16 Tradgarn, Gothenburg SE
Tuesday, January 17 Filadelfia, Stockholm SE
Wednesday, January 18 Sentrum Scene, Oslo NO
Thursday, January 19 Vega, Copenhagen DK
Saturday, January 21 Tempodrom, Berlin DE
Sunday, January 22 Muffathalle, Munich DE
Monday, January 23 X-tra Limmathaus, Zurich CH
Wednesday, January 25 Co-op de Mai, Clermont-Ferrand FR
Thursday, January 26 Fabrique, Milan IT

* with Divino Niño
+ with Thee Sacred Souls
% with Tennis and Thee Sacred Souls
# with Los Bitchos
+ with Japanese Breakfast and Los Bitchos

Belle and Sebastian online:

Official site

Lucy Dacus - "I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore" Official Lyric Video

Lucy Dacus has shared a new lyric video for "I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore" from her 2016 debut No Burden. This follows the recent release of lyric videos for "Night Shift" and "Kissing Lessons."

Video by Michael Speed

Stream / Pre-order "Kissing Lessons" / "Thumbs Again" (7" out June 3)

Lucy Dacus on Tour
Friday, June 3 Hollywood Avondale, Auckland NZ ^
Saturday, June 4 Hollywood Avondale, Auckland NZ ^ (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, June 5 Meow, Wellington NZ ^ (SOLD OUT)
Monday, June 6 Meow, Wellington NZ ^
Wednesday, June 8 RISING Festival, Melbourne AU
Friday, June 10 The Metro Theater, Syndey AU
Saturday, July 9 FieldTrip, Toronto ON
Sunday, July 10 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, July 13 Théâtre Corona, Montreal QC
Thursday, July 14 Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa ON
Saturday, July 16 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Tuesday, July 19 The Green at Shelburne Museum, Shelburne VT ~
Wednesday, July 20 Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown NY ~
Thursday, July 21 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY #
Wednesday, July 27 Brown’s Island, Richmond VA $
Thursday, July 28 Skyline Stage at The Mann, Philadelphia PA $
Sunday, July 31 Osheaga Festival, Montreal QC
Thursday, August 4 Ogden Twilight Series, Ogden UT
Sunday, August 7 Hinterland Festival, St. Charles IA
Monday, August 8 Arvest Bank Thatre at the Midland, Kansas City MO !
Tuesday, August 9 The Factory, St. Louis MO
Wednesday, August 10 Agora Theatre and Ballroom, Cleveland OH
Friday, August 12 XL Live, Harrisburg PA
Saturday, August 13 Mass MoCA, North Adams MA
Thursday, August 25 Leith Theatre, Edinburgh UK
Friday, August 26 All Points East Festival, London UK
August 27 – 28, Golden Leaves Festival, Darmstadt DE
Thursday, September 1 End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK
September 8 – 10 Andalucia Big Festival, Malaga ES
Monday, September 12 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison CO ~
Saturday, October 1 All Things Go Festival, Columbia MD

@ w/ Jamie Cruickshank
^ w/ Pickle Darling
~ w/ The National
# w/ Hop Along
$ w/ Courtney Barnett and Samia
! w/ Courtney Barnett and Quinn Christopherson

Interpol - South American Fall 2022 Tour Dates

Interpol have announced their return to South America, slated for Fall 2022, including performances with Arctic Monkeys and the Primavera Sound festival. A full list of shows and ticket links is below.

Pre-order The Other Side of Make-Believe / Stream "Toni" & "Something Changed"

Interpol on Tour, New Dates in Bold
Monday, April 25 The Factory In Deep Ellum, Dallas TX *
Tuesday, April 26 ACL Live At The Moody Theater, Austin TX * (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, April 28 Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ *
Friday, April 29 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego CA * (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, April 30 Greek Theater, Berkeley CA *
Monday, May 2 The Union, Salt Lake City UT *
Tuesday, May 3 Mission Ballroom, Denver CO **
Thursday, May 5 Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN *
Friday, May 6 Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL *
Saturday, May 7 The Fillmore, Detroit MI *
Sunday, May 8 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH *
Tuesday, May 10 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Wednesday, May 11 Roadrunner, Boston MA *
Friday, May 13 The Met, Philadelphia PA *
Saturday, May 14 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, May 15 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY *
Saturday, May 21 Just Like Heaven Festival, Los Angeles CA ***
Saturday, May 28 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City MX ****
Wednesday, June 8 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 11 Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Sunday, June 12 Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Wednesday, June 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, June 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 18 Salle Pleyel, Paris FR
Sunday, June 19 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf NL
Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ^
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME^
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI^
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH^
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH^
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC^
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA^
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN^
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO^
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK^
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV^
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA^
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA^
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Friday, November 4 Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro BR $
Saturday, November 5 Primavera Sound, São Paulo BR $
Tuesday, November 8 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba BR
Thursday, November 10 Kilkfest, Asunción PY
Saturday, November 12 Primavera Sound Santiago de Chile, Santiago CL
Sunday, November 13 Primavera Sound Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires AR
Tuesday, November 15 Arena 1, Lima PE $

* w/ Tycho and Matthew Dear
** w/ Matthew Dear
*** w/ The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A. and more
**** w/ Dry Cleaning
# Metric, Spoon
^ w/ Spoon, The Goon Sax
$ w/ Arctic Monkeys

Interpol Online
Official Site
YouTube Channel

Horsegirl - "World of Pots and Pans" (Live from Electrical Audio)

Horsegirl have shared a new live take on "World of Pots and Pans" recorded at Electrical Audio. The track is taken from the band's debut LP, out June 3, Versions of Modern Performance.

Stream "World of Pots and Pans"

Pre-order / Pre-save Versions of Modern Performance

Video credits:
Director of Photography: Rudy Rubio
Camera Operators: Lucinda Harstrick, Taras Nebesnyy

Horsegirl on Tour
Sun, May 29 Allston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
Sun, June 5 Thalia Hall (RECORD RELEASE SHOW), Chicago IL ^
Thu, June 16 Trix Bar, Antwerp BE
Fri, June 17 Pop Up Du Label, Paris FR
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (EARLY SHOW), London UK *SOLD OUT*
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (LATE SHOW), London UK *SOLD OUT*
Tue, June 21 YES (Basement), Manchester UK
Wed, June 22 Bermondsey Social Club, London UK *SOLD OUT*
Sun, June 26 Rough Trade Bristol, Bristol UK
Tue, June 28 Bumann & Sohn, Cologne DE
Wed, June 29 Monarch, Berlin DE
Fri, July 1 Roskilde Festival 2022, Denmark DE
Sat, July 2 Molotow Upstairs, Hamburg DE
Fri, July 15 Wise Hall, Vancouver BC *
Sat, July 16 Neumos, Seattle WA *
Sun, July 17 Polaris Hall, Portland OR *
Tue, July 19 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Thu, July 21 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Fri, July 22 The Echo, Los Angeles CA *
Sat, July 23 Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA *
Tue, July 26 Fine Line, Minneapolis MN *
Wed, July 27 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI *
July 30 – 31 Mo Pop Festival, Detroit MI
Tue, August 2 Rumba Café, Columbus OH *
Wed, August 3 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH *
Fri, August 5 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON *
Sat, August 6 Petit Campus, Montreal QC *
Wed, August 10 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY *

^ w/ Lifeguard, Friko, Post Office Winter
* w/ Dummy

Horsegirl Online

Coming July 29 : Yo La Tengo - 'I Can Hear The Heart Beating as One' 25th Anniversary Edition

photo : Rafael Fuchs

stream / purchase 'I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One' 25th Anniversary Edition

Today, Yo La Tengo’s undeniable classic 1997 album 'I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One' is a quarter of a century old. To celebrate, a digital deluxe version of the album is released today offering a smorgasbord of extras: the band’s 1997 Peel Session featuring live takes of “Autumn Sweater,” “Shadows,” and a 9-minute pass through “I Heard You Looking,” as well as remixes of “Autumn Sweater” by µ-Ziq, Kevin Shields, and members of Tortoise, many of which have not previously been made available for streaming. “I remember that I wanted it sounding pretty organic, which is why I recorded it to a cassette and pitched it about a bit,” recalls µ-Ziq’s Mike Paradinas. “It really is all over the place.”

Best of all: Matador’s archivists have unearthed a director’s cut of the “Sugarcube” video, directed by Phil Morrison and starring David Cross  and Bob Odenkirk, creators of the legendary comedy sketch series, "Mr. Show", which adds 30 seconds of never-before-seen footage. “I had the greatest time making this! Mr. Show reunion, of course, and a great song and scenario,” says Odenkirk. “We improvised these hard-rock clowns, perhaps my greatest work in ‘clowning,’ and would love to revisit and really dig deep on who these two were – hair-metal go-getters!”

photo : Lisa Johnson

"Sugarcube" - directed by Phil Morrison

“It was fun! (Pretty rare for a music video.) And such a good group of people making it for pretty much nothing, including David Doernberg, Joe Ventura, Nicole Whitaker, James Whitaker, Michael Mees, Leesa Evans, Damon Chesse, Amy Silver, Elena Balshem, Matt Chesse, Bill Ryan, Dennis Callaci (and maybe Allen Callaci and Chris Jones), and many more. The school sweatshirts were made by the legendary The Wizard, on Sunset near The Roxy and The Rainbow.”

On the physical end of things, the record will be made available in a limited 25th anniversary edition on translucent yellow vinyl on July 29 (US/CA) & Aug 12 (ROW). Also available will be a reproduction of the video’s “President McKinley Academy of Rock” sweatshirts

I Can Hear The Heart Beating as One 25th Anniversary Deluxe Tracklist

  1. Return to Hot Chicken

  2. Moby Octopad

  3. Sugarcube

  4. Damage

  5. Deeper into Movies

  6. Shadows

  7. Stockholm Syndrome

  8. Autumn Sweater

  9. Little Honda

  10. Green Arrow

  11. One PM Again

  12. The Lie and How We Told It

  13. Center of Gravity

  14. Spec Bebop

  15. We're an American Band

  16. My Little Corner of the World

  17. Autumn Sweater (Peel Session 1997)

  18. Shadows (Peel Session 1997)

  19. I Heard You Looking (Peel Session 1997)

  20. Autumn Sweater (Bundy K. Brown, John Herndon, Douglas McCombs and David Pajo Remix)

  21. Autumn Sweater (U-Ziq Remix)

  22. Autumn Sweater (Kevin Shields Remix)

    Yo La Tengo on Tour

    Friday, May 20 Historic Durham Athletic Park, Durham NC *
    Thursday, June 2 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES
    Saturday, July 23 Dell Music Center, Philadelphia PA ^
    September 2-4, Nelsonville Festival, Nelsonville OH
    Saturday, September 24 Frantic City, Atlantic City NJ %

    * w/ Sylvan Esso, Indigo De Souza
    ^ w/ Japanese Breakfast, Cate Le Bon
    % w/ Snail Mail, Car Seat Headrest, more

Out Today : The Goon Sax - 'Mirror II' (Deluxe Edition)

"Steal My Sunshine"


(photo : James Caswell)
Today, Brisbane trio The Goon Sax have released a deluxe digital edition of their third album and Matador Records debut, ‘Mirror II.’

Already more than perfect, the record returns to us newly refreshed with four unreleased songs, including two album outtakes, a demo of “In the Stone,” and a cover of Len’s 1999 top-ten hit, “Steal My Sunshine.”

The Goon Sax have also hit the road opening for Snail Mail on dates across the UK, Europe, and North America. The trio will also return to the US this fall to join Interpol and Spoon on their co-headlining “Lights, Camera, Factions” tour. Find the complete itinerary below.

stream / purchase 'Mirror II' (Deluxe)

'Mirror II' (Deluxe Edition) Tracklist:
1. In the Stone
2. Psychic
3. Tag
4. Temples
5. The Chance
6. Bathwater
7. Desire
8. Carpetry
9. Til Dawn
10. Caterpillars
11. We’re Just Talking
12. Spike Fence
13. In the Stone (Demo)
14. Steal My Sunshine

Thur. Apr. 21 – Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre ^
Fri. Apr. 22 – Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^
Sat. Apr. 23 – Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^
Sun. Apr. 24 – Oakland CA @ Fox Theater ^
Wed. Apr. 27 – Los Angeles CA @ Hollywood Palladium ^
Thur. Apr. 28 – San Diego CA @ The Observatory North Park ^
Fri. Apr. 29 – Mesa AZ @ The Nile ^
Sat. Apr. 30 – Santa Fe NM @ Meow Wolf ^
Mon. May 2 – Austin TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater ^
Tue. May 3 – Dallas TX @The Factory Studio ^
Thur. May 5 – Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven Stage ^
Fri. May 6 – Asheville NC @ The Orange Peel ^
Sat. May 7 – Carrboro NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
Sun. May 8 – Nashville TN @ Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville ^
Thur. June 2 – Melbourne, AUS @ Max Watt's House of Music (Rising Melbourne)
Thur. June 9 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Kulturhuset Oceanen ^
Sat. June 11 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Staktkyrkan ^
Mon. June 13 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater ^
Tue. June 14 – Dresden, Germany @ Groovestation ^
Wed. June 15 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere ^
Thur. June 16 – Milan, Italy @ Santeria Toscana 31 ^
Sat. June 18 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F ^
Sun. June 19 – Paris, France @ Le Trabendo ^
Tue. June 21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord ^
Thur. June 23 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz Manchester ^
Fri. June 24 – Glasgow, UK @ Queen Margaret Union ^
Tue. June 28 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory ^
Wed. June 29 – London, UK @ O2 - Forum Kentish Town ^
Thur. June 30 – Brighton, UK @ O2 - Chalk ^
Wed. July 6 – Lyon, France @ Epicerie Moderne ^
Thu. Aug. 25 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage %
Sat. Aug. 27 – Portland, ME @ Thompson's Point %
Sun. Aug. 28 – Providence, RI @ Bold Point Pavilion %
Tue. Aug. 30 – Columbus, OH @ Kemba Live! Outdoors %
Thu. Sept. 1 – Cincinnati, OH @ Andrew J Brady Center %
Fri. Sept. 2 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern (w. INTERPOL ONLY)
Sat. Sept. 3 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit %
Sun. Sept. 4 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium (w. SPOON ONLY)
Tue. Sept. 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors %
Thu. Sept. 8 – Indianapolis IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River Park %
Fri. Sept. 9 – St. Louis MO @ Stifel Theatre %
Sat. Sept. 10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion %
Tue. Sept. 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas %
Wed. Sept. 14 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre %
Fri. Sept. 16 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre %
Sat. Sept. 17 – Portland, OR @ Pioneer Square %
Sun. Sept. 18 – Portland, OR @ Pioneer Square %

^ w/ Snail Mail
% w/ Interpol and Spoon

The Goon Sax Online

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