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Horsegirl - "Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)"







(photo : Cheryl Dunn)

Chicago trio Horsegirl - Nora Cheng (guitar, vocals), Penelope Lowenstein (guitar, vocals), and Gigi Reece (drums) - unveil a new single/video, “Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty),” from their debut album, 'Versions of Modern Performance', out June 3rd on Matador. In-step with a string of incredibly well-received singles, “Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)” is a scuffed up, guitar-driven piece of garage-pop. The tracks’ lyrics brim with alliteration and slanted rhymes, and as the instrumentation rises, the song rides out with a chorus of “oohs.” For the song’s video, Horsegirl and friends, many of whom will play the Horsegirl record release party, were given the reins to Lowenstein’s elementary school where they filmed all day last month. As a band who do everything as a unit, from songwriting to trading vocal duties and swapping instruments to sound and visual art design, this new video captures the essence of this trio’s special bond.

The band elaborates: “The three of us filmed the ‘Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)’ video over one day in Penelope’s elementary school. The video provides a small look into our Chicago youth scene—it includes members of bands like Lifeguard, Friko, Dwaal Troupe, and Post Office Winter all grouped into oddball bands with weird gimmicks. We always have the best time making our videos with our friends in spaces we feel connected to. All of our friends showed up with various assortments of clothing and props, like wooden spoons, a bowling shirt collection, and an accordion. We wanted to harness the strangeness of everything that was brought to us, and wanted to showcase all of the people and bands that mean so much to us.”

(stream/download "Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty")

Pre-order / Pre-save Versions of Modern Performance

Horsegirl on Tour
Sun, May 29 Allston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
Sun, June 5 Thalia Hall (RECORD RELEASE SHOW), Chicago IL ^
Fri, June 10 Staft ohne Meer, Giessen DE
Sun, June 12 Maifield Derby, Mannheim DE
Thu, June 16 Trix Bar, Antwerp BE
Fri, June 17 Pop Up Du Label, Paris FR
Sat, June 18 Grauzone Festival, The Hague NL
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (EARLY SHOW), London UK *SOLD OUT*
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (LATE SHOW), London UK *SOLD OUT*
Tue, June 21 YES (Basement), Manchester UK
Wed, June 22 Bermondsey Social Club, London UK *SOLD OUT*
Sun, June 26 Rough Trade Bristol, Bristol UK
Tue, June 28 Bumann & Sohn, Cologne DE
Wed, June 29 Monarch, Berlin DE
Fri, July 1 Roskilde Festival 2022, Denmark DE
Sat, July 2 Molotow Upstairs, Hamburg DE
Sun, July 3 Metropolis Festival, Rotterdam NE
Fri, July 15 Wise Hall, Vancouver BC *
Sat, July 16 Neumos, Seattle WA *
Sun, July 17 Polaris Hall, Portland OR *
Tue, July 19 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Thu, July 21 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Fri, July 22 The Echo, Los Angeles CA *
Sat, July 23 Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA *
Tue, July 26 Fine Line, Minneapolis MN *
Wed, July 27 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI *
July 28-31 Lollapalooza, Chicago IL
July 30 – 31 Mo Pop Festival, Detroit MI
Tue, August 2 Rumba Café, Columbus OH *
Wed, August 3 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH *
Fri, August 5 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON *
Sat, August 6 Petit Campus, Montreal QC *
Wed, August 10 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY *

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

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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


Belle and Sebastian - "Young and Stupid"


"Young and Stupid"
(Photos compiled by Fiona Morrison, video edited by Sabrina Nichols)



(photo : Hollie Fernando)

stream / download "Young and Stupid"
presave / preorder 'A Bit Of Previous'

Belle and Sebastian have released a new single, “Young and Stupid”, taken from their forthcoming new album 'A Bit Of Previous', out May 6th. The song is accompanied by a lyric video which gets unfettered access into the band members respective family photo albums.

 

Belle and Sebastian on Tour, New Dates in Bold On Sale Friday 10am Local Time
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

* 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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Interpol - "Something Changed"



"Something Changed"
directed by Van Alpert



photo by Atiba Jefferson



 

presave / preorder 'The Other Side of Make-Believe'
stream/download "Something Changed"

Last week, Interpol premiered “Toni”, the first single from their new album ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’, released July 15th on Matador. The song was accompanied by the opening instalment of a two-part film directed by Van Alpert.

Today, Interpol release the second and concluding part, as well as unveil new song "Something Changed".Singer Paul Banks says: “In ‘Something Changed,’ part two of our short film with Van Alpert, reality and reverie converge and our two lead characters find themselves in a kind of dream state - being pursued inexorably by an ominous figure (played by myself.) The lives of the three are intertwined in a nebula of fear, retribution, desire, and defiance. Who will receive their just deserts? Stay tuned and find out.”

Director Van Alpert: “Paul and I like the idea that 'Something Changed' would be like a dream. It’s as if our two main characters wake up from what happened in ‘Toni’ and their lives are irreparably different. They are now on the run from some dark force that is a bit more primal and encroaching.”

Interpol on tour (tickets)

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

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

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New From Horsegirl - "World Of Pots And Pans"



(video by Horsegirl with Marisa Gesualdi and Sabrina Nichols)



(photo by Cheryl Dunn)

Chicago's Horsegirl have had an electric start to 2022 beginning with the announcement of their debut album, 'Versions of Modern Performance', out June 3rd. The trio were dubbed the “champions of SXSW 2022” by NME, and won the Grulke Prize for Developing U.S. Act, before touring the Northeast, including a sold out New York City debut at Market Hotel. Today, they continue on that trajectory with the release of new single and lyric video, “World of Pots and Pans.” Following the propulsive “Anti-glory,” “World of Pots and Pans” has a rough, blown-out pop charm.

The band elaborates: “‘World of Pots and Pans’ is the first love song Horsegirl has ever written—or the closest thing to it. We wrote it in Penelope’s basement while preparing to leave for our first ever tour. The lyrics, inspired by the misinterpretation of a Television Personalities lyric, imagine a (possibly unrequited) romance unfolding through references to Tall Dwarfs, Belle & Sebastian, and The Pastels.

“We made the lyric video in a couple hours. The three of us had a fully formed vision of what it should look like and were able to quickly execute the real-time ‘animation’ in only two takes. It feels special to showcase our creative chemistry, and Nora was able to finally carry out her childhood dreams of making an OK Go (ish) type video.”

stream / download "World Of Pots And Pans"
presave / preorder 'Versions Of Modern Performance'

Horsegirl on Tour (new date in bold)

Wednesday, March 16 Flood Fest, Mohawk, SXSW, Austin TX
Wednesday, March 16, Cheer Up Charlie's, Austin TX
Thursday, March 17, South X San Jose, San Jose Hotel,  SXSW, Austin TX
Thursday, March 17, Gorilla vs. Bear x Luminelle at Seven Grand, SXSW, Austin TX
Saturday, March 19 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, March 20 DC9, Washington DC
Tuesday, March 22 Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY
Sun, May 29 Allston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
Sun, June 5 Thalia Hall (RECORD RELEASE SHOW), Chicago IL ^
Thu, June 16 Trix Bar, Antwerp BE
Fri, June 17 Pop Up Du Label, Paris FR
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (EARLY SHOW), London UK
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (LATE SHOW), London UK
Tue, June 21 YES (Basement), Manchester UK
Wed, June 22 Bermondsey Social Club, London UK
Sun, June 26 Rough Trade Bristol, Bristol UK
Tue, June 28 Bumann & Sohn, Cologne DE
Wed, June 29 Monarch, Berlin DE
Fri, July 1 Roskilde Festival 2022, Denmark DE
Sat, July 2 Molotow Upstairs, Hamburg DE
Fri, July 15 Wise Hall, Vancouver BC *
Sat, July 16 Neumos, Seattle WA *
Sun, July 17 Polaris Hall, Portland OR *
Tue, July 19 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Thu, July 21 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Fri, July 22 The Echo, Los Angeles CA *
Sat, July 23 Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA *
Tue, July 26 Fine Line, Minneapolis MN *
Wed, July 27 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI *
July 30 - 31 Mo Pop Festival, Detroit MI
Tue, August 2 Rumba Café, Columbus OH *
Wed, August 3 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH *
Fri, August 5 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON *
Sat, August 6 Petit Campus, Montreal QC *
Wed, August 10 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY *

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

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Pavement - "Harness Your Hopes" Video / 'Spit On A Stranger' EP Coming April 8



"Harness Your Hopes"
directed by Alex Ross Perry





(photo by Marcus Roth)

(presave / preorder 'Spit On A Stranger' EP)

Today,you can watch a brand-new video for the Pavement B-side “Harness Your Hopes,” directed by Alex Ross Perry and starring Sophie Thatcher.

The song is drawn from the 'Spit on a Stranger' EP, which Matador will reissue as a 12” on April 8th alongside the release of 'Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal'.

A bit of background: “Harness Your Hopes” was originally released in 1999 on the CD-edition of the 'Spit on a Stranger' EP, which included the titular Terror Twilight single plus four previously unreleased tracks. Needless to say, the song’s “hit-potential” was misjudged at that time. In 2020 – for reasons that remain mysterious – “Harness Your Hopes” became something of a viral sensation on streaming services and Tiktok, ultimately clocking tens of millions of listens.

Whether you first heard it as a piece of late-’90s fans-only arcana or as the soundtrack to a stranger’s dance routine, today you can experience the song again as a miniature history of Pavement on film – splicing Thatcher into the band’s classic music videos.

Spit on a Stranger EP Tracklist

  1. Spit on a Stranger

  2. Harness Your Hopes

  3. Roll With the Wind

  4. The Porpoise and the Hand Grenade

  5. Rooftop Gambler

  6. Harness Your Hopes (Live Brixton Academy, 1999)


presave / preorder 'Terror Twilight : Farewell Horizontal'

Pavement on Tour

Thursday, June 2 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Friday, June 10 NOS Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Wednesday, September 7 Balboa Theatre, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, September 8, Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 9 Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, September 10 Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September 12 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Tuesday, September 13 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Wednesday, September 14 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Friday, September 16 Edgefield Amphitheatre, Troutdale OR
Saturday, September 17 The Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September 19 Paramount Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, September 20 Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO
Wednesday, September 21 The Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN
Thursday, September 22 Chicago Theatre, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 23, Chicago Theatre IL
Saturday, September 24 Masonic Cathedral Theatre, Detroit MI (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September 26 Massey Hall, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, September 27, Massey Hall, Toronto ON
Wednesday, September 28 Boch Center Wang Theatre, Boston MA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 30 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 1 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 2 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 3, Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, October 5 The Met, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, October 6 Warner Theatre, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 8 The Eastern, Atlanta GA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 9 The Eastern, Atlanta GA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 11 ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)

Monday, October 17th 02 Academy, Leeds UK
Tuesday, October 18th Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow UK (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday October 19th Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK
Thursday, October 20th 02 Apollo, Manchester UK
Saturday, October 22nd Roundhouse, London UK  (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 23rd Roundhouse, London UK
Monday, October 24th Roundhouse, London UK
Tuesday, October 25th Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, October 27th Le Grand Rex, Paris FR
Saturday, October 29th Vega, Copenhagen DK
Sunday, October 30th Sentrum Scene, Oslo NO
Monday, October 31st SE Cirkus, Stockholm SE
Wednesday, November 2nd VoxHall, Aarhus DK
Friday, November 4th Pier 2, Bremen DE
Saturday, November 5th Tempodrom, Berlin DE
Monday, November 7th Cirque Royal, Brussels BE
Tuesday, November 8th Royal Carré Theater, Amsterdam NL
Thursday, November 10th Vicar Street, Dublin IE  (SOLD OUT)
Friday, November 11th Vicar Street, Dublin IE  (SOLD OUT)

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Belle and Sebastian - "If They're Shooting At You"



Photographs By:
Vadim Ghirda
Andreea Alexandru
Mikhail Palinchak
Additional Photographs By:
Matthias Derksen
Sima Ghaffarzadeh
Chest Max
Ugurcan Özmen
Olenka Sergienko
Max Vakhtbovych



stream / download "If They're Shooting At You"

Belle and Sebastian have released a new song and video piece "If They’re Shooting At You" in support of those affected by the situation in Ukraine. The visual collage is a collaboration with photographers covering the conflict in Ukraine highlighting the situation on the ground whilst offering a message of solidarity and hope.

When the situation in Ukraine first started to happen it became clear that the lives of the people there, and probably ‘ours’ too,  were never going to be the same. The band had just started rolling out tracks for our new album, and it all felt a bit silly to be honest.


We had one track called ‘If They’re Shooting At You’, it’s a song about being lost, broken and under threat of violence. The key line is ‘if they’re shooting at you kid you must be doing something right.’

We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and hope that their pain and suffering can be brought to a halt as soon as possible. 

We got in touch with various photographers and creatives in Ukraine and they generously said that we could put their pictures to music. In creating this we aspire to show a hopeful, defiant side, as well as bringing an awareness to the plight of the people there. 

We think any way in which we can get behind Ukraine - politically, culturally, practically, spiritually - it must all add up in the end. Together we have to do what it takes to help Ukraine beat this tyranny.

Please consider giving to the Disasters Emergency Committee, The Red Cross, or any other humanitarian charity involved in the crisis.

If you choose to donate to the Red Cross, please visit here redcross.org.uk/ukraine. They are part of the joint appeal with the DEC until March 18th, and money donated before then will be matched by the UK government.  - Stuart Murdoch

"If They’re Shooting At You" is a co-production between Belle and Sebastian, Shawn Everett and Brian McNeill. It features a choir fronted by Anjolee Williams. The video collage was compiled by Marisa Privitera Murdoch.


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

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

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Coming June 3 - Horsegirl - 'Versions Of Modern Performance'





"Anti-glory" - directed by Erin Vassilopoulos

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(photo by Cheryl Dunn)

Horsegirl are best friends. You don’t have to talk to the trio for more than five minutes to feel the warmth and strength of their bond, which crackles through every second of their debut full-length, 'Versions of Modern Performance'. Penelope Lowenstein (guitar, vocals), Nora Cheng (guitar, vocals), and Gigi Reece (drums) do everything collectively, from songwriting to trading vocal duties and swapping instruments to sound and visual art design. “We made [this album] knowing so fully what we were trying to do,” the band says. “We would never pursue something if one person wasn’t feeling good about it. But also, if someone thought something was good, chances are we all thought it was good.”

It’s not just their intra-band friendship that sustains them, either. Reece and Cheng are college freshmen, and Lowenstein a high school senior. They learned to play—and met—through the significant network of Chicago youth arts programs, and they have their own mini-rock underground, complete with zine distros, that they describe as somewhat separate from the “adult shows” that take place at bars and DIY spaces they don’t have access to. They’re exultant about their friends’ talent, noting that any of the bands from that scene could have been (or might still be!) plucked up the way they were. (You can see some of those friends in the sweetly goofy self-produced video for single “Billy;” their scene takes pride in doing their own visual art, both film and album covers.)

'Versions of Modern Performance' was recorded with John Agnello (Kurt Vile, The Breeders, Dinosaur Jr.) at Electrical Audio. “It’s our debut bare-bones album in a Chicago institution with a producer who we feel like really respected what we were trying to do,” the band says. Horsegirl expertly play with texture, shape, and shade across the record, showcasing their fondness for improvisation and experimentation. Opener “Anti-glory” is elastic and bright, while the guitars in instrumental interlude “Bog Bog 1” smear across the song’s canvas like watercolors. “Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)” and “World of Pots and Pans” have rough, blown-out pop charm. “The Fall of Horsegirl” is all sharp edges and dark corners.

One can certainly hear elements of the ‘80s and ‘90s independent music the group loves so deeply and sincerely in their music—the scuzzy melodicism of what used to be called “college rock,” the cool, bubbly space-age sheen of the ‘90s vamps on lounge and noir; the warm, noisy roar of shoegaze; the economical hooks and rhythms of post-punk. There’s even a bit of no wave mixed in for good measure. But as Horsegirl fuses all of this together, it feels not like a pastiche or a hacky retread but something as playful and unique as its predecessors. They’re best understood as part of a continuum, but they’re building something for themselves.

“I think we had conceived of the album as a DIY thing, thinking about playing it live to other kids,” the band says. “In David Byrne’s book, he talks about [how] people write for the space that they think they’re going to—you write it to be played somewhere specific. I think we were thinking of our trio arrangement and being in a lot of basements, not knowing we would have all of these resources to record at Electrical Audio. And so when we went to make the record, it was very important to us to not be too polished.”

With lyrics intentionally impressionistic and open-ended, and a sound that ranges with joy and enthusiasm across a range of styles, knitting them together in fascinating ways, 'Versions of Modern Performance' offers many pathways. It’s a record to get lost in, a record to soundtrack reflective time alone, and a record to put on if you just feel like dancing with your friends around the kitchen.

- Jes Skolnik

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 (new dates in bold)

Wednesday, March 16 Flood Fest, Mohawk, SXSW, Austin TX
Wednesday, March 16, Cheer Up Charlie's, Austin TX
Thursday, March 17, South X San Jose, San Jose Hotel,  SXSW, Austin TX
Thursday, March 17, Gorilla vs. Bear x Luminelle at Seven Grand, SXSW, Austin TX
Saturday, March 19 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA
Sunday, March 20 DC9, Washington DC
Tuesday, March 22 Market Hotel, Brooklyn NY
Sun, May 29 Allston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
Sun, June 5 Thalia Hall (RECORD RELEASE SHOW), Chicago IL ^
Thu, June 16 Trix Bar, Antwerp BE
Fri, June 17 Pop Up Du Label, Paris FR
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (EARLY SHOW), London UK
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (LATE SHOW), London UK
Tue, June 21 YES (Basement), Manchester UK
Wed, June 22 Bermondsey Social Club, London UK
Sun, June 26 Rough Trade Bristol, Bristol UK
Tue, June 28 Bumann & Sohn, Cologne DE
Wed, June 29 Monarch, Berlin DE
Fri, July 1 Roskilde Festival 2022, Denmark DE
Sat, July 2 Molotow Upstairs, Hamburg DE
Fri, July 15 Wise Hall, Vancouver BC *
Sat, July 16 Neumos, Seattle WA *
Sun, July 17 Polaris Hall, Portland OR *
Tue, July 19 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Thu, July 21 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Fri, July 22 The Echo, Los Angeles CA *
Sat, July 23 Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA *
Tue, July 26 Fine Line, Minneapolis MN *
Wed, July 27 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI *
July 30 - 31 Mo Pop Festival, Detroit MI
Tue, August 2 Rumba Café, Columbus OH *
Wed, August 3 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH *
Fri, August 5 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON *
Sat, August 6 Petit Campus, Montreal QC *


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Coming May 6 : Belle and Sebastian - 'A Bit Of Previous'





"Unnecessary Drama" - video written and Directed by Kasparas Vidunas & Eric J. Liddle



 

(photo by Hollie Fernando)

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Belle and Sebastian have announced a new album 'A Bit Of Previous', coming May 6th.  The album's first single, “Unnecessary Drama” premieres today (video above).

“The song is about a young person experimenting in being a human again after a forced hiatus”, says frontman Stuart Murdoch. “The person is weighing up whether or not it’s worth the mess! Still, you dip your toe in and it becomes delicious, and you get too much of it. Between trouble and nothing, we still choose the trouble."

'A Bit of Previous' is the 9th studio album by Belle and Sebastian and their first full-length in seven years. This may be surprising to anyone following the recent life pursuits of the Glasgow 7-piece: a trilogy of EP’s; a soundtrack for the directorial debut of The Inbetweeners’ Simon Bird; The Boaty Weekender – a 3000 capacity star-studded four-day music festival on a cruise liner sailing the Mediterranean; a live album showcasing the band’s present-day iteration as savvy main stage entertainers; and in 2020 a collaborative project with fans called ‘Protecting The Hive’. But in all these idiosyncratic endeavours, as intrinsic to the band’s DNA as the stage invasion at the end of each of their shows, a full-length has eluded us.

'A Bit Of Previous' is a classic Belle and Sebastian album preoccupied with songs and melodies that won’t leave your head and lyrics that can make you smile and ponder and sometimes be melancholic. It’s an album self-produced and recorded by Belle and Sebastian (with contributions from Brian McNeil, Matt Wiggins, Kevin Burleigh and Shawn Everett) and their most hands-on since 'The Boy With The Arab Strap'.

In some respects, 'A Bit Of Previous' is also a first. It’s the first album the band recorded in their native Glasgow in 20 years (the last being 2000’s 'Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant'). What started off as a pandemic necessity – having to ditch plans to record in California in spring of 2019 – became a refreshing change of pace. Unbeholden to restrictive and expensive studio schedules, it allowed for long walks through the streets and parks of Glasgow and spontaneous train journeys to nearby towns which embedded proceedings with a peculiar sense of place. The band upgraded their practice space to a makeshift studio, making some creative interior design choices to keep it pandemic safe.

'A Bit of Previous' is Belle and Sebastian taking on age and getting older and emerging all the more vital for it. "Young And Stupid" is a stuttering acoustic rocker that without its lilting violin might be mistaken for a T. Rex song, the lyrics and nonchalant vocals facing the passage of time with wry ennui: “Now we’re old with creaking bones / Some with partners some alone  / Some with kids and some with dogs  / Getting through the nightly slog / Everything is fine when you’re young and stupid  / Everything’s divine when you’re young and stupid”. "Come On Home", with its fireside piano and conversational exchanges between Murdoch and Martin, evokes a handing over of the generational baton with a call to “Give a chance to the old / Set the record straight on the welfare state / Give a chance to the young / Everyone deserves a life in the sun”.

While the arrangements are often playful, there is an underlying gravity. The deceptively feelgood, choir backed "If They’re Shooting At You" reads like a poignant ode to defiance and survival: ‘If they’re shooting at you kid / You must be doing something right”. On Martin’s "Reclaim The Night", a jaunty backbeat tells of a cross-generational everywoman trepidation that in 2022 is more pertinent than ever.

'A Bit of Previous' is also scattered with big, occasionally delirious pop moments. "Unnecessary Drama" rips through a cacophony of overdriven riffs and a droning harmonica that borders on the unhinged and is one of the band’s heaviest outings since, well, ever. The 140+ bpm "Talk To Me Talk To Me" is ablaze with euro synths and keyboard horns as the voices of Murdoch and Martin intertwine on a breathless chorus. "Working Boy in New York City" exists in a parallel universe where the band did in fact make it to California – such is the escapist bliss of its sloping flute and bittersweet funk.

On the other side of the spectrum are some of Belle and Sebastian’s most moving ballads. Tender finger-picked paean to a lover "Do It For Your Country" and doo-wop-inflicted "Sea Of Sorrow" showcase Murdoch’s tenor at its most bare and affecting, while Stevie Jackson contributes lovelorn country waltz "Deathbed of My Dreams".

So what is a 'A Bit of Previous'? It’s a bit of everything, and a lot of what makes Belle and Sebastian so special and enduring. It’s a band tackling the insight, experience and responsibility that come with getting older with humour and irreverence and lyrical exactitude and musical bravado. It’s one of the UK’s most beloved pop portraitists asserting themselves as an infallible source of energy and fun.

There’s a touch of Buddhism, too. A practice increasingly influential on Murdoch’s outlook in recent years and given a further manifestation via his popular weekly guided online meditation sessions, a sense of empathy and compassion is present on each song. The album title, meanwhile, is possibly a reference to the concept of reincarnation. As Murdoch notes in the liner notes: “There is a firmly held belief in Buddhism that we have been reborn so many times and in so many guises that if we look around us, we are bound to see a person who has been our mother in a past life. And we are surrounded by people who have been our children. If we truly had that in our minds and in our hearts, we would drop the prejudice we had: our attitude to strangers and difficult people would alter emphatically.”

'A Bit Of Previous' is available in four different artwork covers across LP, CD and digital. The Matador / Belle and Sebastian webstore edition  of the LP includes a bonus 7" with standalone track "A Bit Of Previous."

The band have also confirmed  a spring-summer US tour. Full dates can be found below, alongside rescheduled UK and European tour dates for 2022 and 2023.

'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 on Tour
, New Dates in Bold On Sale Friday 10am Local Time
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

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

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Snail Mail - “Valentine” Live at the Armour-Stiner Octagon House



Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Snail Mail  debuts a full band performance of the single “Valentine,”taken from the critically acclaimed album of the same name. Recorded for Minneapolis' The Current, the session highlights the song’s soaring and intricate guitar dynamics with Jordan’s raw words and voice at centerstage.

Through February 14th: Save 14% on Snail Mail's "Valentine" at the Matador Webstore. Orders include a new "Valentine" postcard while supplies last.(Ltd White Gold Explosion LP available at the US webstore only)



stream / purchase 'Valentine'

Snail Mail On Tour

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 ^
Monday, June 6 Gebäude 9, Cologne DE
Tuesday, June 7 Knust, Hamburg DE
Thursday, June 9 Oceanen, Gothenburg SE
Saturday, June 11 Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm SE
Monday, June 13 Columbia Theater, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 Groovestation, Dresden DE
Wednesday, June 15 Ampere, Munich DE
Thursday, June 16 Santeria Toscana 31, Milan IT
Saturday, June 18 Bogen F, Zürich CH
Sunday, June 19 Le Trabendo, Paris FR
Tuesday, June 21 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NL
Thursday, June 23 The Ritz, Manchester UK
Friday, June 24 QMU, Glasgow UK
Tuesday, June 28 Marble Factory, Bristol UK
Wednesday, June 29 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London UK
Thursday, June 30 Chalk, Brighton UK
Tuesday, July 5 Epicerie Moderne, Lyon FR
Friday, August 12 Fete Music Hall
Tuesday, August 16 Toad’s Place, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 17 The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ
Friday, August 19 The National, Richmond VA
Saturday, August 20, The NorVa, Norfolk VA
Sunday, August 21 Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte NC
Tuesday, August 23 The Beacham Theater, Orlando FL
Wednesday, August 24 The Ritz Ybor, Tampa FL
Friday, August 26 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Saturday, August 27 The Mill & Mine, Knoxville TN
Sunday, August 28 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY
Tuesday, August 30 The Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL
Wednesday, August 31 Majestic Theatre, Madison WI
Friday, September 2 Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI
Saturday, September 3 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Sunday, September 4 The Athenaeum Theatre, Columbus OH
Tuesday, September 6 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Wednesday, September 7 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale PA
Friday, September 9 The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD

+ w/ Momma and Hotline TNT
# w/ Joy Again
^ w/ The Goon Sax

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Circuit des Yeux - "The Manatee (A Story of The World, Pt. III)"



"The Manatee : A Story of The World, Pt. III"
directed by Ruby Rubio
Concept by Haley Fohr





(photo : Evan Jenkins)

Today, we bring you a brand-new Circuit des Yeux song and video, “The Manatee (A Story of This World Pt. III.” Recorded during the sessions for last year’s masterful and multi-layered full-length '-io', “The Manatee” is a shift in mood – serene astral folk sewn up with whirring aquatic interludes.

Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr on “The Manatee”:
At 4:30 A.M. on February 4th, 2020 a manatee popped out of the sea and stared directly at me. It was a charged 10 seconds. The experience stuck with me so much that I wrote a song about it.

The music video (directed by Rudy Rubio) is a depiction of my own kind of manatee. I play a wet sea creature trying to make it work in a dry-land society. It is inspired by the scientific understanding that the manatee crawled into the ocean 50,000,000 years ago. The manatee is my reminder that intuition and two legs might be all a person needs to find a more hospitable world - perhaps an undiscovered place to call home.

stream / download "The Manatee"
(stream/purchase  '-io')

This spring, Fohr will once again hit the road, bringing '-io' to audiences in North America, Europe, and the UK. Find the complete itinerary below.



Circuit des Yeux on tour (new dates in bold) :

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
Thursday, March 17 SXSW (QoBuz Showcase), Austin TX
Friday, March 25 Pilot Light (Big Ears Festival), Knoxville TN
Saturday, March 26 Pilot Light (Big Ears Festival), Knoxville TN
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
Tuesday, May 3 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis MN
Wednesday, May 4 Cactus Club, Milwaukee WI
Friday, May 6 Englert Theatre, Iowa City IA
Saturday, May 7 Stephens Lake Amphitheatre, Columbia MO
Sunday, May 8 William A. Kerr Foundation, St. Louis MO
Monday, May 9 Rozz Tox, Rock Island IL
Thursday, June 2 Decca, Louisville KY
Friday, June 3 Crosstown Arts, Memphis TN
Saturday, June 4 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Sunday, June 5 The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Monday, June 6 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA
Tuesday, June 7 Greenwood Cemetery (Pioneer Works), Brooklyn NY
Thursday, June 9 Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro VT
Friday, June 10 Centre PHI, Montreal QC
Saturday, June 11 Arts Court, Ottawa ON
Monday, June 13 918 Bathurst (Wavelength Music Series), Toronto ON
Tuesday, June 14 Trinosophes, Detroit MI
Thursday, June 16 Constellation, Chicago IL
Friday, June 17 Constellation, Chicago IL
September 1-4 End of the Road, Lamar Tree Gardens UK


& w/ Kaleidoscope String Quartet
$ w/ London Chamber Orchestra Soloists

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Coming June 3 : Lucy Dacus - "Kissing Lessons" 7"



Lucy Dacus - "Kissing Lessons"
directed by Mara Palena





(photo by Erin Soorenko)

stream / preorder "Kissing Lessons"

Lucy Dacus released 'Home Video' last year, solidifying her place as one of music’s best storytellers, with a remarkable showing on year-end lists. After a series of flyers appeared in several US cities last week with tear-off tabs for a “Kissing Lessons” hotline, a stream of callers to the number then reported being able to hear a new song by Dacus. No longer requiring a phone, “Kissing Lessons” is now available as a single for all to hear. It is accompanied by a video directed by Mara Palena. Complete with hand-drawn hearts and Polaroids, “Kissing Lessons” is another gem mined from Dacus’ childhood in Richmond, Virginia. It was recorded and mixed during the Home Video sessions, and stood out with its sweet and relatable reflection of childhood infatuation as Dacus sings atop infectious guitars, “We’d take turns being seduced // Imagining the day it would come into use // Imagining the day we’d start breaking hearts // And taking names.”

“Kissing Lessons” and “Thumbs Again” will be released as a 7” on June 3rd. The 7” is available for pre-order now.

Next week, Dacus kicks off a US tour where she will play many cities not yet visited in support of Home Video, and a few rescheduled shows from the fall. Additionally, after selling out three Brooklyn Steels last year, Dacus announces a headline performance at New York City’s SummerStage in Central Park on Thursday, July 21st. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 4th at 12pm Eastern.





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Lucy Dacus on Tour (new shows in bold)
Wednesday, February 9 Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA *
Thursday, February 10 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI *
Friday, February 11 Ovation, Newport KY *
Saturday, February 12 Egyptian Room at Old National Center, Indianapolis IN *
Monday, February 14 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI *
Tuesday, Feburary 15 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (Rescheduled Date, SOLD OUT) *
Thursday, February 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN (Rescheduled Date, SOLD OUT) *
Friday, February 18 Englert Theater, Iowa City IA (Rescheduled Date, SOLD OUT) *
Saturday, February 19 Liberty Lawrence KS *
Sunday, February 20 Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City OK *
Wednesday, Feburary 23 Georgia Theater, Athens GA *
Thursday, February 24 Orange Peel, Asheville NC *
Friday, February 25 Jefferson, Charlottesville VA *
Saturday, February 26, The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ *
Monday, February 28 Hangar Theatre, Ithaca NY
Tuesday, March 1 Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA

Tuesday, March 1 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON (Rescheduled Date) *
Wednesday, March 2 Corona Theatre, Montreal QC (Rescheduled Dale) *
Thursday, March 3 The Strand, Providence RI
Saturday, March 5 Ram’s Head, Baltimore MD
Friday, March 18th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK (SOLD OUT)
Saturday March 19th, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Sunday, March 20th St Lukes, Glasgow UK (SOLD OUT)
Monday, March 21st The Button Factory, Dublin IE **
Wednesday, March 23rd Gorilla, Manchester UK
Thursday, March 24th Trinity, Bristol UK
Friday, March 25th Kentish Town Forum, London UK
Tuesday March 29th Botanique, Brussels BL **
Wednesday, March 30th Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NL **
Thursday, March 31st Artheater, Cologne DE **
Saturday, April 2nd Molotow, Hamburg DE **
Sunday, April 3rd Loppen, Copenhagen DK **
Monday, April 4th Atlas, Aarhus DK **
Wednesday April 6th Parkteatret, Oslo NO **
Thursday, April 7th Nalen Klubb, Stockholm SE **
Saturday, April 9th Lido, Berlin DE **
Sunday, April 10th Trafo, Jena DE **
Tuesday, April 12th Chelsea, Vienna AT **
Wednesday, April 13th Milla, Munich DE **
Thursday, April 14th Bogen F, Zürich SU **
Friday, April 15th La Maroquinerie, Paris FR **
Thursday, July 21 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY #
Sunday, August 7 Hinterland Festival, St. Charles IA

Friday, August 26 All Points East Festival, London UK
August 27 – 28, Golden Leaves Festival, Darmstadt DE

* w/ Indigo De Souza
** w/ Fenne Lily
# w/ Hop Along

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Spoon - "Wild" (Lyric Video)



Spoon - "Wild"
(Animation by Sabrina Nichols, artwork by Edel Rodriguez)

Prior to the February 11 release of Spoon's eagerly anticipated 'Lucifer On The Sofa', here's the official lyric video for "Wild".

stream / download "Wild"
presave / purchase 'Lucifer On The Sofa"

Spoon on Tour (new dates in bold)

January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX
February 8 - Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

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VIDEO : Spoon - "Wild" (Live)



Spoon - "Wild". Shot at the Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, September 2021. Studio version found on 'Lucifer On The Sofa', out February 11, 2022.

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stream / download "Wild"

Tickets for Spoon's first US tour of 2022 go on sale at 10am today (local times)



Spoon on Tour (new dates in bold)

January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX
February 8 - Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
April 6 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #
April 8 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall #
April 9 - Richmond, VA - The National #
April 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #
April 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #
Aprl 16 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom #
April 18 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit #
April 19 - Chicago, Il - The Riviera Theatre #
April 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
April 25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
April 28 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
May 24 - Denver, CO - Mission Ballroom *
May 25 - Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
May 27 - Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades *
May 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
May 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up *
June 2 - Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
June 3 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre *
June 4 - Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *

* w/ Margaret Glaspy
^ w/ Geese

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DARKSIDE - "Ecdysis!"







(photo : Jed DeMoss)

Today, DARKSIDE have made a new song, “Ecdysis!",  available online. The propulsive six and a half-minute track was recorded in the same sessions that yielded their long-awaited second full-length, 'Spiral'.

In the fall of 2022, DARKSIDE will perform its first show in 8 years at Primavera Sound Los Angeles.

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DARKSIDE on Tour
September 16-18 Primavera Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

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Spoon - "Wild"



"Wild" - directed by Brook Linder and Ben Chappell



In the lead up to their forthcoming new album 'Lucifer On the Sofa', out February 11, Spoon share “Wild,” a celebratory and anthemic song about finding one’s way from cashed out depths back into a vivid world full of color and life.

“Wild” is the second track that Spoon have revealed off of 'Lucifer On The Sofa'. Like “The Hardest Cut” before it, the song captures the sound of a band cracking things open and letting it all spill out onstage.

Fans can witness this phenomenon in person very soon, as Spoon prepare to announce a spring tour this Thursday. Early presale access will be available for those signed up on the band’s email list at www.spoontheband.com.

The video for “Wild” was directed by Ben Chappell and Brook Linder, who notes “we were mid putting this video together and my friend Ben asked ‘Is Spoon the best band?’ Yes. Yep. Probably. There’s always something unexpected in the familiar with Spoon. They are mythic to me somehow, and ‘WILD’ needed to feel like a myth, or at least illustrate the myth-making process in some odd way. We used the old ways - crude in-camera techniques - to hit this uncanny western film note. Britt is the quintessential western hero. Had a blast 10/10 would do again.”

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Spoon on Tour
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX
May 27-29, Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA

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Coming April 8 : Pavement - 'Terror Twilight : Farewell Horizontal'





"Be The Hook"
animation by Sabrina Nichols



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For more than a decade, Matador Records has chosen to ignore the ongoing (and, as social media caught on, increasingly not-so-polite) demands of ardent Pavement fans who have pined for a deluxe reissue of the band’s much-loved fifth and final album, 'Terror Twilight'.

Some frustration is warranted. After all, we did put out comprehensive special edition sets covering every other Pavement studio album. The truth is that we were just holding out for them to play some shows again.

On April 8th, Matador will release 'Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal', an exhaustive 45-track set compiling the remastered original album, B-sides, home demos, rehearsal tapes, era-appropriate live recordings, and even the rough tracks from Pavement’s scrapped session at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon studio. Altogether, it features 28 unreleased tracks. Today, you can listen to the never before heard full-band track “Be The Hook”.

The 4xLP and 2xCD editions will include a book with never-before-seen photos and commentary/context from band members Mark Ibold, Stephen Malkmus, Bob Nastanovich, Spiral Stairs, and Steve West as well as producer Nigel Godrich.

The LP will restore Godrich’s suggested sequence – which foregrounds the album’s headiest songs – while the CD preserves the final track order assembled by the band.

Originally released in 1999, 'Terror Twilight' marked a departure from Pavement’s established operating methods. Which is to say that it was recorded with a big-time producer in an expensive studio. However, for all the talk of “polish” and “precision” it’s still very much a Pavement record. And a great one. Like every Pavement album that preceded it, 'Terror Twilight' thrills and confounds. Often at the same time. Twenty-two years on, the songs remain moody, strange, and eminently deserving of re-celebration.


(photo : Charlie Gross)





Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal LP Tracklist

LP1 - Side A
1) Platform Blues
2) The Hexx
3) You Are a Light
4) Cream of Gold
5) Ann Don’t Cry

LP1 - Side B
1) Billie
2) Folk Jam
3) Major Leagues
4) Carrot Rope
5) Shagbag #
6) Speak, See, Remember
7) Spit On a Stranger

LP2 - Side C
1) The Porpoise and the Hand Grenade
2) Rooftop Gambler
3) Your Time to Change
4) Stub Your Toe
5) Major Leagues (Demo Version)
6) Decouvert de Soleil

LP2 - Side D
1) Carrot Rope (SM Demo) #
2) Folk Jam Moog (SM Demo) #
3) Billy (SM Demo) #
4) Terror Twilight [Speak, See, Remember] (SM Demo) #
5) You Are a Light (SM Demo) #
6) Cream of Gold Intro (Jessamine) #
7) Cream of Gold (SM Demo) #

LP3 - Side E
1) Spit On a Stranger (SM Demo) #
2) Folk Jam Guitar (SM Demo) #
3) You Are a Light (Echo Canyon) #
4) Ground Beefheart [Platform Blues] (Echo Canyon) #
5) Folk Jam (Echo Canyon) #

LP3 - Side F
1) Ann Don’t Cry (Echo Canyon) #
2) Jesus in Harlem [Cream of Gold] (Echo Canyon) #
3) The Porpoise and the Hand Grenade (Echo Canyon) #
4) Spit On a Stranger (Echo Canyon) #
5) Be the Hook #

LP4 - Side G
1) You Are a Light (Jackpot!) #
2) Terror Twilight [Speak, See, Remember] (RPM) #
3) Rooftop Gambler (Jessamine) #
4) For Sale! The Preston School of Industry (Jessamine) #
5) Frontwards (Live) #

LP4 - Side H
1) Platform Blues (Live) #
2) The Hexx (Live) #
3) You Are a Light (Live) #
4) Folk Jam (Live) #
5) Sinister Purpose (Live) #

#= previously unreleased
2xCD features 1999 album sequence

Pavement on Tour

Thursday, June 2 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Friday, June 10 NOS Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Wednesday, September 7 Balboa Theatre, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, September 8, Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 9 Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, September 10 Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September 12 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Tuesday, September 13 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Wednesday, September 14 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Friday, September 16 Edgefield Amphitheatre, Troutdale OR
Saturday, September 17 The Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September 19 Paramount Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, September 20 Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO
Wednesday, September 21 The Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN
Thursday, September 22 Chicago Theatre, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 23, Chicago Theatre IL
Saturday, September 24 Masonic Cathedral Theatre, Detroit MI (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September 26 Massey Hall, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, September 27, Massey Hall, Toronto ON
Wednesday, September 28 Boch Center Wang Theatre, Boston MA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 30 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 1 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 2 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 3, Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, October 5 The Met, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, October 6 Warner Theatre, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 8 The Eastern, Atlanta GA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 9 The Eastern, Atlanta GA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 11 ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)

Monday, October 17th 02 Academy, Leeds UK
Tuesday, October 18th Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow UK (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday October 19th Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK
Thursday, October 20th 02 Apollo, Manchester UK
Saturday, October 22nd Roundhouse, London UK  (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 23rd Roundhouse, London UK
Monday, October 24th Roundhouse, London UK
Tuesday, October 25th Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, October 27th Le Grand Rex, Paris FR
Saturday, October 29th Vega, Copenhagen DK
Sunday, October 30th Sentrum Scene, Oslo NO
Monday, October 31st SE Cirkus, Stockholm SE
Wednesday, November 2nd VoxHall, Aarhus DK
Friday, November 4th Pier 2, Bremen DE
Saturday, November 5th Tempodrom, Berlin DE
Monday, November 7th Cirque Royal, Brussels BE
Tuesday, November 8th Royal Carré Theater, Amsterdam NL
Thursday, November 10th Vicar Street, Dublin IE  (SOLD OUT)
Friday, November 11th Vicar Street, Dublin IE  (SOLD OUT)

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Spoon - "The Hardest Cut" (Live from The Teragram)



Spoon - "The Hardest Cut", taped live at Los Angeles' Teregram Ballroom, September 28. Studio version of "The Hardest Cut", culled from the forthcoming album, 'Lucifer On The Sofa', coming February 11.

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January 17-22, 2022 Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

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Spoon - "The Hardest Cut" Lyric Video



Spoon - "The Hardest Cut"
from 'Lucifer On The Sofa', out February 11, 2021

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Friday, December 31 ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin TX
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco's Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

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