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Out Today : Yo La Tengo - 'I Can Hear The Heart Beating As You' - 25th Anniversary Edition



photo : Rafael Fuchs




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

The 25th anniversary edition of Yo La Tengo's landmark 'I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One' is available today in the USA on double vinyl and via all streaming services.  The deluxe vinyl edition will be in shops worldwide on August 12.

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
    Yo La Tengo on tour :

    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


Horsegirl - Behind The Songs, Pt. VI



"Homage To Birdnoculars"



"Bllly"

Well, the day we hoped would never come has arrived. We've reached the conclusion of Horsegirl's "Behind The Songs" series in which they discuss the 12 songs on the trio's 'Versions Of Modern Performance'.  We could keep doing these, however it will either require delving into the album's Japan CD bonus tracks or making Gigi, Nora and Penelope write an entirely new album.  The former feels a little gratuitous, the latter entirely within the realm of our working relationship however IT'S WAY TOO EARLY.  You're pretty unreasonable.

stream / purchase 'Versions Of Modern Performance'

Horsegirl on tour :

Fri. Jul. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Sat. Jul. 23 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
Tue. Jul. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
Wed. Jul. 27 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
Thu. July 28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
Fri. Jul. 30 - Sat. Jul. 31 - Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival
Sat. July 31 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Music Festival
Tue. Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
Wed. Aug. 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
Fri. Aug. 5 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
Sat. Aug. 6 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus *
Sun. Aug. 7 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
Wed. Aug. 10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *^
Sun. Oct. 02 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre &

* w/ Dummy
^ w/ Lifeguard
& supporting Pavement

Horsegirl Online
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Out Today : Julien Baker - 'B-Sides' EP





(photo : Alyssa Gafkjen)

Today Julien Baker has released a new EP 'B-Sides'. Intimate and emotional, the 3 never-before-heard songs were taken from the recording sessions for her critically heralded third full-length 'Little Oblivions'. The EP was preceded by the song "Guthrie", which Clash called “extraordinarily beautiful”, while The New York Times described it as " a quietly harrowing postscript to 'Little Oblivions'”.

stream / download 'B-Sides'

B-Sides Track List

  1. Guthrie

  2. Vanishing Point

  3. Mental Math


Tonight, Baker kicks off The Wild Hearts Tour, an epic run of co-headlining North American dates alongside Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen. The tour sees these three legendary songwriters playing across North America the rest of this month through to August 26. The tour includes multiple night stands at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre and New York City’s Central Park Summerstage. It consists of mostly outdoor venues, with the exception of the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and Massey Hall in Toronto. Each artist will play with their own respective band. Tickets are on sale now, and special guest Quinn Christopherson will support on most dates. Additionally, The Wild Hearts Tour has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support people rebuilding their lives after incarceration. All dates are listed below

Julien Baker on 'The Wild Hearts' tour with Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen :

Thu. Jul. 21 - Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Center For the Performing Arts *
Fri. Jul. 22 - Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit *
Sat. Jul. 23 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Mon. Jul. 25 - Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater *
Thurs. July 28 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA*
Fri. Jul. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
Sat. Jul 30 - Berkeley, Ca @ Greek Theatre *
Tu. Aug. 2 - Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater *
Wed. Aug. 3 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater *
Fri. Aug. 5 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden *
Sat. Aug. 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA *
Sun. Aug. 7 - Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park *
Tue. Aug. 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festival Field *
Wed. Aug 10 - Chicago, IL @ TBA *
Thu. Aug. 11 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe *
Fri. Aug. 12 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Mon. Aug. 15 - Shelburne, VT @ The Greet at Shelburne Museum *
Tue. Aug. 16 - LaFayette, NY @ Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards *
Thu. Aug. 18 - Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion *
Fri. Aug. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann *
Mon. Aug. 20 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *
Sun. Aug. 21 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *

* - with Quinn Christopherson

Julien Baker Online
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Lucy Dacus - "Partner in Crime" / "Believe" (Cher) - Spotify Singles





(photo: Ebru Yildiz)

Stream "Partner in Crime" / "Believe" (Cher)

Stream / Purchase Home Video

Today, fresh off her performance at Pitchfork Music Festival, Lucy Dacus unveils her contribution to the Spotify Singles series: a reworked studio rendition of Home Video standout, “Partner in Crime,” and a cover of Cher’s “Believe,” a “huge, expansive, beautiful, heart-pumping, excitement-inducing song,” says Dacus, and “iconic for its use of auto-tune.” Despite this distinct use of auto-tune in both “Believe” and the original “Partner in Crime,” Dacus’ new versions remove the auto-tune and scale back the production, bringing each songwriter’s prowess to the forefront. “I feel like some of my favorite lyrics that I’ve written are in ‘Partner in Crime’ and maybe they aren’t as noticeable because the effect takes you out of it a little bit,” Dacus says. “So, I just wanted to strip it bare and showcase the song for what it is without any tricky production moves.”

“‘Partner in Crime’ was partially inspired by ‘Believe,’ so I thought it’d be nice to pair them together. I love Cher’s voice and how low it gets. The timbre of her voice is so unique, you can recognize it anywhere. Even with the autotune, you can tell that it’s Cher and nobody else. But, on our cover, taking away the autotune, I feel like you can tell that the structure of the song is very special and I did feel myself accidentally wanting to become Cher when I was doing vocal takes. It could never happen, but I love a low voiced pop legend.”



Lucy Dacus On Tour (New Dates in Bold)
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 Theatre 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 ~
Friday, September 30 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT +
Saturday, October 1 All Things Go Festival, Columbia MD
Monday, October 3 Lincoln Theater, Raleigh NC +
Wednesday, October 5 Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte NC +
Friday, October 7 Beacham Theater, Orlando FL +
Saturday, October 8 North Beach Band Shell, Miami Beach FL +
Monday, October 10 Club Downunder, Tallahassee FL +
Wednesday, October 12 The Civic Theater, New Orleans LA +
Thursday, October 13 Saturn, Birmingham AL +
Friday, November 4 Union Hall, Edmonton AB *
Saturday, November 5 Palace Theater, Calgary AB *
Tuesday, November 8 Vogue Theater, Vancouver BC *
Wednesday, November 9 Moore Theater, Seattle WA *
Friday, November 11 Roseland Theater, Portland OR *
Saturday, November 12 Egyptian Theater, Boise ID *
Sunday, November 13 McDonald Theater, Eugene OR *
Tuesday, November 15 Little Saint, Healdsburg CA *
Thursday, November 17 Fox Theater, Oakland CA *
Friday, November 18 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA *
Saturday, November 19 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA *

~ w/ The National
# w/ Hop Along
$ w/ Courtney Barnett and Samia
! w/ Courtney Barnett and Quinn Christopherson
+ w/ Crooks & Nannies
* w/ Haley Heynderickx

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Horsegirl - "World Of Pots & Pans", "The Guitar Is Dead 3" (Behind The Songs Pt. V)






If for no other reasons than Horsegirl's 'Versions Of Modern Performance' featuring no more than 12 songs, our Behind The Songs feature in which Gigi, Nora and Penelope unpacking the stories and inspirations behind the album's compositions, will eventually come to a conclusion. Perhaps an unceremonious one.

stream / purchase 'Versions Of Modern Performance'

Horsegirl on tour :

Tue. Jul. 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Thu. Jul. 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon *
Fri. Jul. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Sat. Jul. 23 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
Tue. Jul. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
Wed. Jul. 27 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
Thu. July 28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
Fri. Jul. 30 - Sat. Jul. 31 - Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival
Sat. July 31 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Music Festival
Tue. Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
Wed. Aug. 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
Fri. Aug. 5 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
Sat. Aug. 6 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus *
Sun. Aug. 7 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
Wed. Aug. 10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *^
Sun. Oct. 02 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre &

* w/ Dummy
^ w/ Lifeguard
& supporting Pavement

 

Horsegirl Online
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Out Today : Interpol - 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'





(photo : Ebru Yildiz)



"Gran Hotel"
video directed by Malia James

Interpol today (July 15th) release their seventh album 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'.

(stream / purchase 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe')

On the sidelines of three sold-out London release shows over the weekend, the band will be attending the opening of the Brick Lane branch of their global exhibition and pop-up shop in collaboration with photographer Atiba Jefferson and Brain Dead Clothing, "Big Shot City". The exhibition will also include installations in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Tokyo. A full list of dates for each location can be found below.

Interpol’s video for latest single ‘Gran Hotel’ is now available to watch on YouTube. Paul Banks says on the song and Malia James-directed clip: “The lyrics to Gran Hotel tell a story of grief and heartbreak, of a character processing loss. Working with a fantastic camera crew and with the help of two very talented actors, Malia created a powerful video that conveys the events that lead to that loss. It’s a work of art filled with mood and color that we are very proud to share with you.”

‘Gran Hotel’ follows the two-part short film for singles ‘Toni’ and ‘Something Changed’ and emerging live favorite ‘Fables’.



Big Shot City exhibition events:

LA:          Hosted at the Brain Dead Studios, 14 – 16 July
NYC:       Hosted at 155 Lafayette Street, 13 – 16 July
MX City:  Hosted at Not A Gallery, 16 – 17 July
Tokyo:     Hosted at Brain Dead’s space in Harajuku – 15 July
London:   Hosted at Truman’s Brewery – 15 – 17 July



 



 



'The Other Side of Make-Believe'  Tracklist
01. Toni
02. Fables
03. Into The Night
04. Mr Credit
05. Something Changed
06. Renegade Hearts
07. Passenger
08. Greenwich
09. Gran Hotel
10. Big Shot City
11. Go Easy (Palermo)

Interpol on Tour
(tickets)

Saturday, July 16 St. John's Hackney (Rough Trade), London UK SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 17 Pryzm (Banquet Records), London UK SOLD OUT
Monday, July 18 Kentish Town Forum, London UK SOLD OUT
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 $

# Metric, Spoon
^ w/ Spoon,
$ w/ Arctic Monkeys

Interpol Online
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VIDEO : Horsegirl - "Option 8" (Live At Thalia Hall)



Recorded this past June 5  at Chicago's Thalia Hall, here's Horsegirl performing "Option 8".  Studio version found on the recently released 'Versions Of Modern Performance'.   Horsegirl resume the touring schedule tomorrow night at Vancouver's Wise Hall.

stream / purchase 'Versions Of Modern Performance'

 



Horsegirl on tour :

Fri. Jul. 15 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall *
Sat. Jul. 16 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
Sun. Jul. 17 - Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall *
Tue. Jul. 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Thu. Jul. 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon *
Fri. Jul. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Sat. Jul. 23 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
Tue. Jul. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
Wed. Jul. 27 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
Thu. July 28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
Fri. Jul. 30 - Sat. Jul. 31 - Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival
Sat. July 31 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Music Festival
Tue. Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
Wed. Aug. 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
Fri. Aug. 5 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
Sat. Aug. 6 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus *
Sun. Aug. 7 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
Wed. Aug. 10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *^
Sun. Oct. 02 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre &

* w/ Dummy
^ w/ Lifeguard
& supporting Pavement

Horsegirl Online
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Matador Revisionist History Podcast - Episode 7: Yo La Tengo



Stream Episode 7 of The Matador Revisionist History Podcast

Pre-order I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One on limited yellow vinyl

In April, Yo La Tengo’s landmark 1997 album I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One celebrated its 25th anniversary.

In this latest episode of our Matador Revisionist History podcast, the band – Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, and James McNew – joins label co-owner Gerard Cosloy to discuss the record’s history and singular standing within the YLT oeuvre. “We know this is considered a key part of the arc,” explains Kaplan. “If we’re at the merch table and somebody is asking, ‘I don’t have any of your records, which one should I get?’ we know this is the right answer. Whether we feel that way or not, we know we’re supposed to recommend this record.”

Further reminiscences include the origin of The Condo Fucks, how a fake Brian Brain tribute album spiraled into real-life drama, and why the working title of “The Lie and How We Told It” was “The Hard Singing Song.” Listen HERE.



Our limited-edition yellow vinyl reissue of I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One will be out July 29 (US/CA, Aug 12 ROW). Pre-order HERE. We have also posted a digital deluxe version of the album, which includes the band’s 1997 Peel Session and remixes of “Autumn Sweater” by µ-Ziq, Kevin Shields, and members of Tortoise. Find that HERE.

Matador’s team of archivists have also unearthed an extended cut of the “Sugarcube” video. The clip was directed by Phil Morrison and stars David Cross and Bob Odenkirk, creators of the legendary comedy sketch series, Mr. Show. For added context, the band also recorded a conversation with Cross reflecting on the making of the video and its legacy, which you can view HERE.

Yo La Tengo Online
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Interpol - Gran Hotel







Ahead of the release of their seventh album 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe' this Friday (July 15th), Interpol have released  a new single and video, "Gran Hotel". Paul Banks says: “The lyrics to Gran Hotel tell a story of grief and heartbreak, of a character processing loss. Working with a fantastic camera crew and with the help of two very talented actors, Malia created a powerful video that conveys the events that lead to that loss. It’s a work of art filled with mood and color that we are very proud to share with you.”

stream / download "Gran Hotel"
"Gran Hotel" video
presave/preorder 'The Other Side of Make-Believe'



Coinciding with the album release, this week commences "Big Shot City" – a global Interpol exhibition and pop-up shop in collaboration with photographer Atiba Jefferson and Brain Dead Clothing. The exhibition will run July 15-17 in London and take place simultaneously in Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City and Tokyo. A full list of dates for each city can be found below.

Each event/space will host a gallery of Jefferson’s exclusive photographs of Interpol, captured throughout the making of the record, alongside special items available for purchase, including limited-edition Interpol x Brain Dead t-shirts (2x designs), an exclusive zine of Jefferson’s photographs designed by Brain Dead, and ultra-limited Jefferson-designed skateboards in partnership with Girl Skateboards. In-person meet-and-greets and Q&A’s with band members, Jefferson and Brain Dead will also take place at some of the events.

Big Shot City exhibition events:

LA: Hosted at the Brain Dead Studios, July 14 – 16
NYC: Hosted at 155 Lafayette Street, July 13 – 16
MX City: Hosted at Not A Gallery, July 16 – 17
Tokyo: Hosted at Brain Dead’s space in Harajuku – July 15
London: Hosted at Truman’s Brewery – July 15 – 17

Interpol on Tour
(tickets)

Saturday, July 16 St. John's Hackney (Rough Trade), London UK SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 17 Pryzm (Banquet Records), London UK SOLD OUT
Monday, July 18 Kentish Town Forum, London UK SOLD OUT
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 $

# Metric, Spoon
^ w/ Spoon,
$ w/ Arctic Monkeys

Interpol Online
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Horsegirl - Behind The Songs, Pt. IV



"Electrolocation"



"Option 8"

OK, here we go again.  More inquisitions, more detailed information about 2 superb tracks from Horsegirl's 'Versions Of Modern Performance'.  Frankly, I'm sick to death of this "Behind The Songs" stuff and next time Horsegirl are in the office, we're gonna do "IN FRONT OF THE SONGS".  It's EASY to explain the inspirations and ideas behind songs that have already been completed. We wanna know about songs they've not written or recorded or even thought of yet.  Look for that series on YouTube, coming soon (or not).

stream / purchase 'Versions Of Modern Performance'

Horsegirl on tour :

Fri. Jul. 15 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall *
Sat. Jul. 16 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
Sun. Jul. 17 - Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall *
Tue. Jul. 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Thu. Jul. 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon *
Fri. Jul. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Sat. Jul. 23 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
Tue. Jul. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
Wed. Jul. 27 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
Thu. July 28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
Fri. Jul. 30 - Sat. Jul. 31 - Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival
Sat. July 31 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Music Festival
Tue. Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
Wed. Aug. 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
Fri. Aug. 5 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
Sat. Aug. 6 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus *
Sun. Aug. 7 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
Wed. Aug. 10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *^
Sun. Oct. 02 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre &

* w/ Dummy
^ w/ Lifeguard
& supporting Pavement

 

Horsegirl Online
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Instagram

Horsegirl - Behind The Songs, Pt. III





We continue to interrogate Horsegirl about the stories behind the stories (hey, we should've called it that) on 'Versions of Modern Performance'. Today, Gigi, Nora and Penelope patiently provide the scoop regarding "Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)" and "The Fall of Horsegirl"


stream / purchase 'Versions Of Modern Performance'

Horsegirl on tour :

Fri. Jul. 15 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall *
Sat. Jul. 16 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
Sun. Jul. 17 - Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall *
Tue. Jul. 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Thu. Jul. 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon *
Fri. Jul. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Sat. Jul. 23 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
Tue. Jul. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
Wed. Jul. 27 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
Thu. July 28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
Fri. Jul. 30 - Sat. Jul. 31 - Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival
Sat. July 31 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Music Festival
Tue. Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
Wed. Aug. 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
Fri. Aug. 5 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
Sat. Aug. 6 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus *
Sun. Aug. 7 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
Wed. Aug. 10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *^
Sun. Oct. 02 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre &

* w/ Dummy
^ w/ Lifeguard
& supporting Pavement

 

Horsegirl Online
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Instagram

Belle and Sebastian - Tiny Desk Concert



Earlier today, NPR Music premiered Belle and Sebastian's Tiny Desk Concert, record during the band's most recent North American tour. The group's global touring continues today at Bruges' Cactus Festival (dates below)

stream/purchase the album 'A Bit Of Previous'

Belle and Sebastian on tour :

Friday, July 8 Cactus Festival, Bruges BE
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
Sunday, January 8 Le Mem, Rennes FR
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

Belle and Sebastian online:

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Coming July 21 : Julien Baker - 'B-Sides' EP



video by Mariela Gavino





(photo : Alyssa Gafkjen)

Julien Baker has announced 'B-Sides', an EP of tracks taken from the recording sessions for her critically heralded third full-length 'Little Oblivions'. Today, you can listen to “Guthrie”, a gorgeous and hushed finger-picked ballad.  The EP will be out digitally on July 21st and features three emotionally potent never-before-heard songs.

stream / download "Guthrie"
stream / download 'B-Sides'

Julien Baker on 'The Wild Hearts' tour with Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen :

Thu. Jul. 21 - Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Center For the Performing Arts *
Fri. Jul. 22 - Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit *
Sat. Jul. 23 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Mon. Jul. 25 - Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater *
Thurs. July 28 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA*
Fri. Jul. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
Sat. Jul 30 - Berkeley, Ca @ Greek Theatre *
Tu. Aug. 2 - Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater *
Wed. Aug. 3 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater *
Fri. Aug. 5 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden *
Sat. Aug. 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA *
Sun. Aug. 7 - Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park *
Tue. Aug. 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festival Field *
Wed. Aug 10 - Chicago, IL @ TBA *
Thu. Aug. 11 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe *
Fri. Aug. 12 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Mon. Aug. 15 - Shelburne, VT @ The Greet at Shelburne Museum *
Tue. Aug. 16 - LaFayette, NY @ Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards *
Thu. Aug. 18 - Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion *
Fri. Aug. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann *
Mon. Aug. 20 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *
Sun. Aug. 21 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *

* - with Quinn Christopherson

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Horsegirl - Behind The Songs, Pt. II





We have this habit of making artists-vists-to-the-office sound super exciting but in reality we force them to sit in front of a camera for HOURS discussing their most recent works. It's unlikely Horsegirl will tolerate such impositions when their second Matador album rolls around, so in the meantime, let's enjoy their thoughts regarding 'Versions of Modern Performance''s "Live and Ski" and "Bog Bog 1".

stream / purchase 'Versions Of Modern Performance'

Horsegirl on tour :

Fri. Jul. 15 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall *
Sat. Jul. 16 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
Sun. Jul. 17 - Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall *
Tue. Jul. 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Thu. Jul. 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon *
Fri. Jul. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Sat. Jul. 23 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
Tue. Jul. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
Wed. Jul. 27 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
Thu. July 28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
Fri. Jul. 30 - Sat. Jul. 31 - Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival
Sat. July 31 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Music Festival
Tue. Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
Wed. Aug. 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
Fri. Aug. 5 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
Sat. Aug. 6 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus *
Sun. Aug. 7 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
Wed. Aug. 10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *^
Sun. Oct. 02 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre &

* w/ Dummy
^ w/ Lifeguard
& supporting Pavement

 

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Horsegirl - "Anti-glory" and "Beautiful Song" explained






Horsegirl recently took time out of their busy schedule to sit down in our New York offices and answer questions about 2 stand out tracks from "Versions Of Modern Performance', "Anti-glory" and "Beautiful Song". We appreciate their patience --- there's a long list of labelmates who pretend to get lost on the way to the building in order to avoid such things (we fell for the story about soundcheck starting at 10am once already --- a live music expert tells that almost never happens).

stream / purchase 'Versions Of Modern Performance'

Horsegirl on tour :

Fri. Jul. 1 - Denmark, DE @ Roskilde Festival 2022
Sat. Jul. 2 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Upstairs
Fri. Jul. 15 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall *
Sat. Jul. 16 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
Sun. Jul. 17 - Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall *
Tue. Jul. 19 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Thu. Jul. 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon *
Fri. Jul. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
Sat. Jul. 23 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
Tue. Jul. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line *
Wed. Jul. 27 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
Thu. July 28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
Fri. Jul. 30 - Sat. Jul. 31 - Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival
Sat. July 31 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Music Festival
Tue. Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe *
Wed. Aug. 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
Fri. Aug. 5 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
Sat. Aug. 6 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus *
Sun. Aug. 7 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
Wed. Aug. 10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Sun. Oct. 02 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre &


* w/ Dummy
& supporting Pavement

 

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Belle and Sebastian - "Working Boy In New York City" b/w "We Rule The School" (Amazon Originals)



Belle and Sebastian have released live renditions of two tracks for Amazon Original: "Working Boy in New York City", taken from the group’s latest album 'A Bit of Previous' and "We Rule the School", previously heard on the band’s 1996 debut album 'Tigermilk', this time with vocals performed by rising Scottish pop pioneer Wuh Oh. Between them, the songs span 26 years in the seminal collective’s lustrous history.

stream : "Working Boy In New York City" b/w "We Rule The School"

stream/purchase the album 'A Bit Of Previous'

Belle and Sebastian on tour :

Friday, July 8 Cactus Festival, Bruges BE
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
Sunday, January 8 Le Mem, Rennes FR
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 Thee Sacred Souls
# with Los Bitchos
^ with Japanese Breakfast and Los Bitchos

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