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Coming October 20 : Circuit des Yeux & Claire Rousay - 'Sunset Poem'



"Sculpting The Exodus" (reimagined by Claire Rousay)





Circuit des Yeux (photo by Evan Jenkins)



Claire Rousay (photo by Em Scott)



On 'Sunset Poem,' Claire Rousay reworks three songs from Circuit des Yeux’s otherworldly 2021 album, '-io'. Today, you can listen to her take on “Sculpting the Exodus” and watch a video of the two artists in conversation. The full EP will be released October 20.

In its first year on Earth, -'io' has continued to evolve. Though the record was written for a 25-piece orchestra, Haley Fohr’s songs have been refreshed and rearranged to suit each round of touring. This has included performances with string ensembles, a trio with bass and drums, and an expansive duo with multi-instrumentalist Whitney Johnson (Matchess).

'Sunset Poem' extends this process to the studio. Rousay’s work often utilizes environmental recordings to cultivate rich and evocative ambience. Here, the composer unspools three '-io' compositions ; “Vanishing,” “Sculpting the Exodus,” and “Argument – stripping back layers of instrumentation and sheltering Fohr’s voice amid a weave of hushed electronic textures. The results reveal a newly tender, meditative, and boundless space within the songs.

I found Claire Rousay’s music when we were all stuck inside for 2 years.

Her music kind of gave me the atmosphere of company in a solitary reality.  It reminded me of the way I used to interact with music when I was a teenager.  A room can become a whole ecosystem once the music is playing.  Her deft ability to work with sound in a microscopic way is what makes this collaboration so successful. 

It was an honor to give Claire the stems of -io.  The results are beguiling and immense, like watching lead pipes slowly melt into a metallic river.  - Haley Fohr

(presave / preorder 'Sunset Poem')
stream / purchase '-io'


'Sunset Poem' Tracklist
1. Vanishing
2. Sculpting the Exodus
3. Argument

Circuit des Yeux on tour :

Wednesday, October 5 FOLK, Göthenborg SE
Thursday, October 6 ALICE at Ideal Bar, Copenhagen DK
Saturday, October 8 Meetfactory, Prague CZ
Tuesday, October 11 Volkstheater, Vienna AT
Wednesday, October 12 Linhart Hall Ljubljana SI
Thursday, October 13 Freakout, Bologna IT
Friday, October 14 Le Ciel, Grenoble FR
Tuesday, October 18 Café Berlin, Madrid ES
Wednesday, October 19 Culturgest, Lisbon PT
Thursday, October 20 Gnration, Braga PT
Friday, October 21 Auditorio de Espinho, Espinho PT
Wednesday, November 3 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Friday, November 11 Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY

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Circuit des Yeux - "Double Dare"



Circuit des Yeux's cover of Bauhaus' "Double Dare", previously issued as a Qobuz exclusive, is now available for streaming or download on all streaming services.

stream / download "Double Dare"
stream/purchase  '-io'



(photo by Evan Jenkins)

“‘Double Dare’ is a song filled with immense power. Listening to it helps decimate my fear. My favorite part about the CdY interpretation of ‘Double Dare’ is the way Whitney (Johnson) represents the screeching guitar part with a viola and overdrive pedal. The way the harmonics and feedback bounces and resonates around in THX Spatial Audio feels like being in the eye of a tornado. If ‘Double Dare’ is an anecdote to fear, this cover of ‘Double Dare’ in THX Spatial Audio ups the dosage.” -Haley Fohr

Circuit des Yeux on Tour

Thursday, September 22 Chicago Theater, Chicago IL *
Friday, September 23 Chicago Theater, Chicago IL *
Saturday, September 24 Masonic Temple, Detroit MI *
Monday, September 26 Massey Hall, Toronto ON *
Monday, October 3 Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm SE
Tuesday, October 4 Blå, Oslo NO
Wednesday, October 5 FOLK, Göthenborg SE
Thursday, October 6 ALICE at Ideal Bar, Copenhagen DK
Saturday, October 8 Meetfactory, Prague CZ
Tuesday, October 11 Volkstheater, Vienna AT
Wednesday, October 12 Linhart Hall Ljubljana SI
Thursday, October 13 Freakout, Bologna IT
Friday, October 14 Le Ciel, Grenoble FR
Tuesday, October 18 Café Berlin, Madrid ES
Wednesday, October 19 Culturgest, Lisbon PT
Thursday, October 20 Gnration, Braga PT
Friday, October 21 Auditorio de Espinho, Espinho PT

* w/ Pavement

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Coming November 4 : Spoon vs. On-U Sound - 'Lucifer On The Moon'





Spoon - photo by Olivia Wolfe



Adrian Sherwood - photo by Harry Borden



"On The Radio" (Adrian Sherwood Reconstruction
directed by Britt Daniel

'Lucifer on the Moon' is the anti-gravity companion to Spoon’s 'Lucifer on the Sofa'. A top-to-bottom rework of the Austin band's tenth album, it was created by On-U Sound founder and UK dub icon, Adrian Sherwood.

The album will be released November 4th on LP and digital.

'Moon' first took shape as a few heady remixes for the singles from 'Lucifer on the Sofa'. Frontman Britt Daniel offered Sherwood two suggestions: “Avoid things that would not be possible on tape” and “Add whatever you want to add, the less modern the better.” The collaboration shouldn't come as a surprise: dub-inspired production is wound through Spoon’s classic tracks, from "Finer Feelings" to "Inside Out."  The initial results pleased both parties and Sherwood was invited to work on additional songs. And then a few more. “I got into the melody and the thoughts it evoked in me,” the producer explains. “It just evolved and we eventually found ourselves with a whole album.”

'Moon' flips 'Lucifer on the Sofa'’s rhythm tracks inside-out, and often rebuilds them wholesale. Sherwood supplied extensive additional instrumentation via On-U’s extended family of session players, including bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc (both of whom performed in Sugarhill Records’ early ’80s in-house rhythm section). He dug deep into the album’s multi-tracks, surfacing forgotten details and elements not present in the final album mixes.

The result airlifts Spoon’s trademark melodies into lush alien terrain, replete with vibrant echo and rumbling low-end. “It wasn’t just a thing where you pick apart this and that and you stay on the grid and you add a delay,” explains Daniel. “He added so much more instrumentation to the tracks that they became completely different versions of the songs. Not just remixes, but companion pieces. A ‘Part II.’”

presave / preorder 'Lucifer On The Moon'
stream / download "On The Radio" (Adrian Sherwood Reconstruction)



'Lucifer On The Moon' Tracklist
01 My Babe
02 On The Radio
03 Held
04 The Devil & Mister Jones
05 Lucifer On The Sofa
06 Astral Jacket
07 Feels Alright
08 Wild
09 The Hardest Cut
10 Satellite

Spoon on tour :

Thursday, October 6 Tolouse Theatre, New Orleans LA
Friday, October 7 Tolouse Theatre, New Orleans LA
Sunday October   9 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 11 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Wednesday, October 12 Party For The Parks, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Saturday,October 15 Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall, Fort Worth TX
Sunday October 16 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
Saturday, November 19 Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City MX

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Algiers - "Bite Back" (featuring billy woods & Backxwash)



"Bite Back", directed by Murat Gökmen

stream / download "Bite Back"





(photo by Ebru Yildiz)

Algiers are back with the new track "Bite Back", featuring Backxwash and billy woods.

Born in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, the six-minute opus sees Algiers frontperson Franklin James Fisher trading verses with Backxwash, aka Montreal Zambian-Canadian rapper & producer Ashanti Mutinta, and NYC's billy woods, on Black resistance, PsyOps and police oppression.

Multi-instrumentalist/producer Ryan Mahan said: “Shit’s been so real the past few years, we really needed to grow our community of collaborators and make solid the bonds we’ve always felt, particularly with rap heads. And to have the two best rappers around, billy woods AND Backxwash, on the same Algiers-produced track? Pinch me, for real.”

Singer Franklin James Fisher said: "Ryan showed up one day with this beautifully epic instrumental and said, “I’ve got this song and I want to call it ‘Bite Back’. It immediately reminded me why I joined this band and the rest of the song seemed to write itself. It's a classic example of our Lenin-McCartney dynamic.”

Backxwash said: "This feels like the soundtrack to revolutionary struggle. I am honored to participate side by side with an incredible array of artistry.”

billy woods said: "Working with Algiers was a dope experience on many levels, and I was even more excited when they said they were shooting a video. Plus knowing Backxwash was involved, I had to do it.”

‘Bite Back’ is the first new music from Algiers – the four-piece of Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Mahan, Lee Tesche and Matt Tong – since their critically acclaimed third album 'There Is No Year' in 2020.

There's more Algiers news to follow soon



Algiers on Tour, New Dates in Bold

(Tickets)

Wednesday, September 14 Mahall’s, Lakewood OH
Friday, September 16 Riot Fest, Chicago IL
Saturday, September 17 Rozz Tox, Rock Island IL
Thursday, February 9 Workman’s Dublin IE
Wednesday, February 15 Botanique, Brussels BE
Thursday, February 16 Salzhaus, Winterthur CH
Friday, February 17 Bronson, Ravenna IT
Saturday, February 18 Capitol, Pordenone IT
Monday, February 20 Kino Siska, Ljubjana SL
Tuesday, February 21 Flex, Vienna AT
Wednesday, February 22 Posthof, Linz AT
Friday, February 24 Lucerna, Prague CZ
Saturday, February 25 Niebo, Warsaw PL
Wednesday, March 1 Beatpol, Dresden DE
Thursday, March 2 Hole44, Berlin DE
Friday, March 3 Forum, Bielefeld DE
Saturday, March 4 Manufaktur, Schorndorf DE
Sunday, March 5 Club Volta, Cologne DE
Tuesday, March 7 Petit Bain, Paris FR
Wednesday, March 8 The Dome, London UK

Algiers Online :


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Mdou Moctar - 'Niger EP Vol. 1'





“Chismiten (Drum Machine Version)”



photo : WH Moustapha

Download / Stream 'Niger EP Vol. 1 '

 

After capping off their last UK performance for 2022 at Green Man Festival last weekend, Mdou Moctar has released the  'Niger EP Vol. 1' featuring
recordings captured in Moctar’s native country, including the previously unreleased 13-minute drum machine and electric guitar epic "Imouhar," live versions of songs from across Moctar’s discography, and a rhythm-box-driven take on 'Afrique Victime ' opener "Chismiten."

Producer and bass player Mikey Coltun says: “In 2021, we started the Mdou Moctar mixtape series. These releases compiled field recordings, cell phone voice memos, interview clips, conversations captured in the tour van, and blown-out board recordings from shows all over the world. As a continuation of those mixtapes, we present the Niger EP's, which examine the roots of the Mdou Moctar band. Early Mdou recordings were contained on cassettes, though the humble tape was soon replaced by the quick
and easy facility of cell phone technology. Long bus rides are common in West Africa. On one of these rides, you might be seated next to a stranger and ask "what are you listening to?", then a song exchange would begin over Bluetooth. This is a very real way artists found their music distributed far from home. In that vein, the Niger EP series features solely recordings taped in Mdou Moctar's home country of Niger. Volume 1 begin the series with a mix of recordings from 2017-2020, documenting the band at weddings, picnics, rehearsals, and even impromptu house concerts. A must have for any Mdou Moctar fan!”

Download / Stream Afrique Refait

Purchase / Stream Afrique Victime

Tracklist

  1. Imouhar (Drum Machine Version)

  2. Chismiten (Drum Machine Version)

  3. Sibidoul (Live)

  4. Afelan (Live)

  5. Layla (Live)

  6. Afrique Victime (Live)
    Mdou Moctar On Tour  :
    (tickets)


Wednesday, August 24 Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Thursday, August 25 Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver BC
Friday, August 26 THING Festival, Port Townsend WA
Saturday, August 27 The Fillmore, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August 28 This Ain’t No Picnic, Pasadena CA
Wednesday, August 31 Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA
Thursday, September 1 Hoco Festival, Tucson AZ
Saturday, September 3 Nelsonville Music Festival, Nelsonville OH
Tuesday, September 6 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL

Mdou Moctar online
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Interpol - 'The Black EP' / 'Turn On The Bright Lights' (2002 Documentary)







(photo : Michael Edwards)



On August 20th, Interpol’s canonical debut album 'Turn On The Bright Lights' turns 20. To commemorate this moment, the band today make the fan-favorite and TOTBL companion 'The Black EP' available on digital platforms.

Originally released on August 26, 2003, as a limited-edition CD, the long out of print 'The Black EP' features the studio version of "Say Hello To The Angels", a demo of "NYC" and four TOTBL-era songs recorded live in session for Radio France in 2002, including fabled non-album bonus track "Specialist".

Accompanying the release is a 2002 short documentary on the band made by a French subsidiary of then-label EMI. Hitherto lost in the annals of 144p
YouTube rips, the 13-minute clip is brought to glorious hi-res restoration,
featuring interviews with the band as well as snippets of performances of
‘PDA’, ‘NYC’, ‘Untitled’ and ‘Stella was a diver and she was always down’.



stream 'The Black EP's'
stream / purchase 'Turn On The Bright Lights'
stream / purchase 'The Other Side Of Make-Believe'

'The Black EP'  Tracklist

  1. Say Hello To The Angels

  2. NYC (Demo)

  3. Obstacle 1 (Black Sessions)

  4. Specialist (Black Sessions)

  5. Leif Erikson (Black Sessions)

  6. PDA (Black Sessions)


Turn on the Bright Lights Tracklist

  1. Untitled

  2. Obstacle 1

  3. NYC

  4. PDA

  5. Say Hello to the Angels

  6. Hands Away

  7. Obstacle 2

  8. Stella was a diver and she was always down

  9. Roland

  10. The New

  11. Leif Erikson


Interpol on tour :

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, Water From Your Eyes
$ w/ Arctic Monkeys

Interpol Online
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Coming September 9 : Spoon - 'Kill The Moonlight' 20th Anniversary White Vinyl Edition









"The Way We Get By" (directed by Steve Hanft)

Here’s one of those videos where I'm still trying to figure out what’s going on. I remember we worked on a shot of me making a suggestive handoff of a seemingly nefarious package, and some espionage-like loose story that was to be bookended by a little performance done on the sidewalk without a permit. Shot in a few hours in Chinatown during a 19-day van tour where we had no days off, the package handoff sequence had to be removed from the edit because MTV deemed it too indicative of a drug deal. I’m not sure what happened to the rest of the story but this thing holds up pretty well. The video was directed by Steve Hanft who had among other things, and this is the truth, years earlier directed a movie I had never heard of called "Kill The Moonlight". I thought I'd discovered that phrase in an early 19th century futurist manifesto. And well, I had. But so had he. Picture me trying to explain that to him on set when he thought our album referenced his movie. Steve had also shot the video for Beck’s song "Loser" and Beck put an album out one month after ours which had a song on it called "Paper Tiger", as did 'Kill The Moonlight'. That’s some universe type shit
. - Britt Daniel

On September 9 we're releasing a special white vinyl edition to mark the 20th anniversary of Spoon's landmark 4th album 'Kill The Moonlight', originally released by Merge in North America and 12XU in Europe. Considered by many to amongst the band's finest works, we're not likely to make more additional white vinyl copies of 'Kill The Moonlight' until the 40th anniversary rolls around, so preorder yours while you have a chance.

stream / preorder 'Kill The Moonlight' 20th Anniversary Edition : spoon.ffm.to/killthemoonlight

stream / preorder 'Lucifer On The Sofa'  : spoon.ffm.to/lots

Tracklist

01 Small Stakes
02 The Way We Get By
03 Something to Look Forward To
04 Stay Don’t Go
05 Jonathan Fisk
06 Paper Tiger
07 Someone Something
08 Don’t Let It Get You Down
09 All the Pretty Girls Go to the City
10 You Gotta Feel It
11 Back to the Life
12 Vittorio E.

Spoon on tour :

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 %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC %
Sunday, September 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN %
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 %
Thursday, October 6 Tolouse Theatre, New Orleans LA
Friday, October 7 Tolouse Theatre, New Orleans LA
Sunday October   9 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 11 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Wednesday, October 12 Party For The Parks, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Saturday,October 15 Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall, Fort Worth TX
Sunday October 16 Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX
Saturday, November 19 Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City MX

# Metric, Interpol,
% w/ Interpol, Water From Your Eyes

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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

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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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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

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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

 

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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

 

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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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Out Today : Perfume Genius - 'Ugly Season'





The new Perfume Genius album, 'Ugly Season', which began as an accompaniment to Mike Hadreas and choreographer Kate Wallach's 2019 "The Sun Still Burns", is out today on LP and available to stream on all digital platforms.

purchase / stream 'Ugly Season'

Ugly Season Tracklist
01. Just a Room
02. Herem
03. Teeth
04. Pop Song
05. Scherzo
06. Ugly Season
07. Eye in the Wall
08. Photograph
09. Hellbent
10. Cenote

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New From Belle and Sebastian - "A Bit of Previous"





"A Bit Of Previous", directed by Graham Samuels



(photo : Marisa Privitera)

It's not common practice to have an album's title track released after said album as a standalone single, but Belle and Sebastian aren't sticklers for ceremony. Today, the band release new single and video “A Bit of Previous,” which shares the title of their critically acclaimed 9th full-length released in May.

Explained alternately as an allusion to the concept of reincarnation in Buddhism and a passing reference to a past romantic relationship by a band member's father – in either instance, “A Bit of Previous” touches on how the past can give fresh perspective to our present via dark and jangly upbeat pop that is melancholy as it is purposeful and is another piece in the rich tapestry of Belle and Sebastian’s latest era.

The hand drawn video was directed and illustrated by long time band collaborator Graham Samuels and Henrik Appel, following a concept by frontman Stuart Murdoch. “The song touched on the themes of karma and reincarnation,” says Murdoch. “In the clip a woman journeys through her life ‘seeing’ people’s karma. She sees what they are and what they will become. She sees people who are doing well, who are gods in this life. ‘Just because you’ve got the highground / Doesn’t mean you have the most fun’. She imagines them transform into different life forms, even into walking ghosts. Conversely, she sees some who are destitute and alone. She sees them transforming into enlightened people. Finally, she imagines her own future, shrouded in cloud and mystery.”

stream / download the single : "A Bit Of Previous"
stream/purchase the album  'A Bit Of Previous'

Belle and Sebastian on tour :

Wednesday, June 8 The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company, Santa Fe NM+
Friday, June 10 Beer City Music Hal, Oklahoma City OK+
Saturday, June 11 Stubb’s Waller Creek, Austin TX#
Monday, June 13 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN#
Tuesday, June 14 The Ritz, 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 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

Belle and Sebastian online:

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Out Today : Horsegirl - 'Versions Of Modern Performance'





(photo by Carlos Lowenstein)

'Versions Of Modern Performance', the debut album from HORSEGIRL is out today on LP, compact disc and available via all streaming platforms. Prior to the start of their first European tour next week, Horsegirl headline an all-ages show at Chicago's Thalia Hall this Sunday (June 5) with support from Friko, Lifeguard and Post Office Winter.

 

(stream/purchase 'Versions Of Modern Performance')

Vinyl / CD Track List

  1. Electrolocation 1
    02. Anti-glory
    03. Beautiful Song
    04. Live and Ski
    05. Bog Bog 2
    06. Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)
    07. The Fall of Horsegirl
    08. Option 8
    09. World of Pots and Pans
    10. The Guitar is Dead 3
    11. Homage to Birdnoculars
    12. Billy


Digital Track List

  1. Anti-glory

  2. Beautiful Song

  3. Live and Ski

  4. Bog Bog 1

  5. Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)

  6. The Fall of Horsegirl

  7. Electrolocation 2

  8. Option 8

  9. World of Pots and Pans

  10. The Guitar Is Dead 3

  11. Homage to Birdnoculars

  12. Billy







    Horsegirl on tour :

    Sun. Jun. 5 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall  (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) ^
    Fri. Jun. 10 - Giessen, DE @ Stadt ohne Meer
    Sun. Jun. 12 - Mannheim, DE @ Maifield Derby
    Thu. Jun. 16 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix Bar
    Fri. Jun. 17 - Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label
    Sun. Jun. 19 - London, UK @ Paper Dress Vintage (EARLY SHOW) - SOLD OUT
    Sun. Jun. 19 - London, UK @ Paper Dress Vintage (LATE SHOW) - SOLD OUT
    Tue. Jun. 21 - Manchester, UK @ YES (Basement)
    Wed. Jun. 22 - London, UK @ Bermondsey Social Club - SOLD OUT
    Thu. Jun 23 - London, UK @ The DomeSun. Jun. 26 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
    Tue. Jun. 28 - Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
    Wed. Jun. 29 - Berlin, DE @ Monarch
    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/ Lifeguard, Friko, Post Office Winter
    * w/ Dummy
    & supporting Pavement

     

    Horsegirl Online
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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:

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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


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