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Out Today: Circuit des Yeux - "-io"

Stream / purchase -io

Circuit des Yeux has released -io today, available to stream/download and purchase on vinyl and CD. Limited orange marble vinyl and shirt pictured above available exclusively on the Matador webstore / Bandcamp.

Knockdown Center will host Circuit des Yeux's record release show tonight, October 22nd. More performances will take place in Chicago, Europe and on the west coast next month and early next year.

Circuit des Yeux on Tour
Friday, October 22 Knockdown Center, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, November 21 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL **
Friday, February 25 Freemont Abbey, Seattle WA
Saturday, February 26 Anita, Astoria OR
Sunday, February 27 The Old Church, Portland OR
Tuesday, March 1 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Wednesday, March 2 Pico Union Project, Los Angeles CA
Saturday, April 2 Dampfzentrale, Bern CH &
Monday, April 4 HAU 1, Berlin DE
Wednesday, April 6 Milton Court, London UK $
Friday, April 8 Rewire Festival, Den Haag NL
Saturday, April 9 BRDCST Festival, Brussels BE
Monday, April 11 Centre Pompidou, Paris FR
Wednesday, April 13 L’Auditorium du Conservatoire, Lilles FR

* w/ Wordless Music Orchestra
** w/ 16 piece orchestra
& w/ Kaleidoscope String Quartet
$ w/ London Chamber Orchestra Soloists

Circuit des Yeux Online

Gang Of Four : Spring 2022 North American Tour

This spring, Gang of Four will embark on a North American tour. Tickets will go on sale Friday October 22nd, 2021. Performances will feature songs from the band’s releases between 1977-1983, including 'Entertainment!' (1979), 'Solid Gold' (1981), and 'Songs of the Free' (1982).

The touring line-up features founding members Jon King (lead vocals) and Hugo Burnham (drums) alongside returning bassist Sara Lee and new guitarist David Pajo (Slint, Aerial M, Papa M). Founding member Dave Allen will not tour with Gang of Four due to personal reasons but remains an essential and vital part of the band.

"I am excited to be back out next Spring with two of my dearest Gangsters and a new one. Jon, Sara, and I cannot wait to make stylin’ loud noises with the fierce and fabulous David Pajo. Bring your hearts and your ear-plugs."– Hugo Burnham

"It's been too long, can't wait to get back at it, be positive, agitate for the good. Getting back together with Sara & Hugo will be wonderful and working with David P will be a blast. A chance to bring light into the darkness." - Jon King

stream / purchase : 'Entertainment!'
stream / purchase : 'Solid Gold'
stream / purchase 'Gang of Four '77-'81'

Tuesday, March 1 Varsity Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, March 2 Bottom Lounge, Chicago IL
Thursday, March 3 Magic Bag, Detroit MI
Friday, March 4 Horseshoe, Toronto ON
Sunday, March 6 Crystal Ballroom, Somerville MA
Monday, March 7 Brooklyn Made, Brooklyn NY
Tuesday, March 8 Underground Arts, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, March 9 Black Cat, Washington DC
Friday, March 11 Masquerade Hall, Atlanta GA
Saturday, March 12 Exit/In, Nashville TN
Monday, March 14 Mohawk, Austin TX
Tuesday, March 15 Warehouse Live Studio, Houston TX
Wednesday, March 16 Granada, Dallas TX
Friday, March 18 Last Exit Live, Phoenix AZ
Saturday, March 19 Roxy, Los Angeles CA
Sunday, March 20 Casbah, San Diego CA
Monday, March 21 Independent, San Francisco CA
Wednesday, March 23 Neumos, Seattle WA
Thursday, March 24 Rev Hall, Portland OR
Friday, March 25 Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver BC

Gang of Four '77-81 online :
Gang Of Four / Matador Records

Snail Mail - "Ben Franklin"

Directed by Josh Coll

photo : Tina Tyrell

Snail Mail (Lindsey Jordan) recently announced the November 5th release of her new album 'Valentine'. Today, she shares a new single “Ben Franklin,” along with a companion music video directed by Josh Coll. Lindsey writes, "I wanted to sonically and lyrically get out of my comfort zone with Ben Franklin. It felt only right that the visual accompaniment should include dancing in front of a camera and holding a 10 foot snake close to my face."
stream / download "Ben Franklin"
presave / preorder 'Valentine'

Snail Mail On Tour


Saturday, November 27 The National, Richmond VA *
Sunday, November 28 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte NC *
Tuesday, November 30 The Beacham Theater, Orlando FL *
Wednesday, December 1 The Ritz Ybor, Tampa FL *
Friday, December 3 Saturn, Birmingham AL *
Saturday, December 4 The Mill & Mine, Knoxville TN *
Sunday, December 5 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY *
Tuesday, December 7 Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI *
Wednesday, December 8 Majestic Theatre, Madison WI *
Friday, December 10 The Pageant, St. Louis MO *
Saturday, December 11 The Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL *
Sunday, December 12 The Athenaeum Thratre, Columbus OH *
Monday, December 13 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI *
Wednesday, December 15 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale PA *
Thursday, December 16 Toad’s Place, New Haven CT *
Friday, December 17 Fete Music Hall, Providence RI *
Saturday, December 18 The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ *
Sunday, December 19 The NorVa, Norfolk VA *
Tuesday, December 21 The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD *

Friday, February 18 Manchester Academy 2, Manchester UK
Sunday, February 20 QMU, Glasgow UK
Tuesday, February 22 SWX, Bristol UK
Wednesday, February 23 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London UK
Friday, February 25 Le Trabendo, Paris FR
Saturday, February 26 Epicerie Moderne, Lyon FR
Sunday, February 27 Locomotiv, Bologna IT
Monday, February 28 Magnolia, Milan IT
Wednesday, March 2 Bogen F, Zurich CH
Thursday, March 3 Ampere, Munich DE
Friday, March 4 Groovestation, Dresden DE
Sunday, March 6 Loppen, Copenhagen DK
Monday, March 7 Oceanen, Gotherburg SE
Tuesday, March 8 Parkteatret, Oslo NO
Thursday, March 10 Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm SE
Saturday, March 12 Columbia Theater, Berlin DE
Sunday, March 13 Knust, Hamburg DE
Monday, March 14 AB Ballroom, Brussels BE
Tuesday, March 15 Gebaude 9, Cologne DE
Wednesday, March 16 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NL

Tuesday, April 5 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA #
Wednesday, April 6 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA #
Thursday, April 7 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY #
Friday, April 8 Royale, Boston MA #
Saturday, April 9 Club Soda, Montreal QC #
Monday, April 11 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON #
Tuesday, April 12 Agora Theatre, Cleveland OH #
Thursday, April 14 Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL #
Friday, April 15 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN #
Saturday, April 16 Liberty Hall, Lawrence KS #
Sunday, April 17 Ogden Theater, Denver CO #
Tuesday, April 19 Olympia Film Society, Olympia WA
Wednesday, April 20 Moore Theatre, Seattle WA ^
Thursday, April 21 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC ^
Friday, April 22 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR ^
Saturday, April 23 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR ^
Sunday, April 24 Fox Theater, Oakland CA ^
Wednesday, April 27 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA ^
Thursday, April 28 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA ^
Friday, April 29 The Nile, Mesa AZ ^
Saturday, April 30 Meow Wolf, Santa Fe NM ^
Monday, May 2 ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin TX ^
Tuesday, May 3 The Factory Studio, Dallas TX ^
Thursday, May 5 The Masquerade – Heaven Stage, Atlanta GA ^
Friday, May 6 The Orange Peel, Asheville NC ^
Saturday, May 7 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC ^
Sunday, May 8 Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville TN ^

* w/ Spencer, Hotline TNT
# w/ Joy Again
^ w/ The Goon Sax

Snail Mail Online

Yo La Tengo - Hanukkah 2021

As you may or may not recall, Yo La Tengo's long-running Hanukkah residency -- initially established the late, lamented Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ, and in more recent years, situated at the Lower East Side's Bowery Ballroom, was interrupted in 2020 due to you-know-what.  Provided you're vaccinated, you'll have a chance to party like it's 1999  2019 when Yo La Tengo + special guests* play the Bowery Ballroom November 28 thru December 5, will all proceeds benefiting a different band-selected charity each night. Tickets are on sals this Friday at October 8

* - in keeping with the Hanukkah tradition, the identities of said guests will not be revealed prior to the night of the show. Not by us, anyway.

Tickets on sale, Friday October 8 at noon eastern.

Yo La Tengo live dates (new shows in bold) :

Monday, October 11 The Chapel, San Francisco CA *SOLD OUT*
Tuesday, October 12 The Chapel, San Francisco CA *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, October 13 Grass Valley Center for the Arts, Grass Valley CA
October 15-16, Huichica Festival, Sonoma CA
Monday, October 18 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Tuesday, October 19 Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Wednesday, October 20 Crocodile Showroom, Seattle WA
Tuesday, Nov 16 Bristol, UK @ SWX
Wednesday, Nov 17 Canterbury, UK @ Gulbenkian
Friday, Nov 19 London, UK @ EFG London Jazz Festival at Royal Festival Hall
Sunday, November 28 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Monday, Novemer 29 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Tuesday, November 30 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Wednesday, December 1 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Thursday, December 2 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Friday, December 3 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Saturday, December 4 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY
Sunday, December 5 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY

stream / purchase 'We Have Amnesia Sometimes'

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