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VIDEO: Tobias Jesso Jr. - "How Could You Babe" (from Thursday's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon")

Last night Tobias Jesso Jr. made his television debut on The Tonight Show with a little help from The Roots. Enjoy.

Pre-order 'Goon' below:

TPS store: – comes w/ a bonus flexi-disc



Google Play:

Goon is officially out March 17th on True Panther Sounds.


Tobias Jesso Jr. was in session at BBC's Maida Vale studios for Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 last night, also debuting new song 'Bad Words'.

For those of you that missed it, you can listen to it HERE:





THURSTON MOORE on-sale announcement

Tickets are now on sale for the following shows:
Wednesday, April 22 – Babylon Asmalžmescit, Istanbul, Turkey TICKETS
Tuesday, June 2 – Mochvara, Zagreb, Croatia TICKETS / For more info email: [email protected]
Wednesday, June 3 – A38 Ship, Budapest, Hungary TICKETS
Previously announced shows:


Wednesday 22 Istanbul, TR Babylon Asmal?mescit TICKETS
Friday 24 Thessaloniki, GR Fix Factory of Sound TICKETS
Saturday 25 Athens, GR Fuzz Club TICKETS
Monday 27 Tel Aviv, IL Barby TICKETS
Thursday 30 Paris, FR Clap your Hands Festival (Café de la Danse) TICKETS


Saturday 02 Leeds, GB Live at Leeds TICKETS
Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow TICKETS
Thursday 14 Brighton, GB The Great Escape (Concorde 2) TICKETS
Friday 15 London, GB Oslo SOLD OUT
Saturday 16 London, GB Oslo TICKETS
Monday 18 Exeter, GB Phoenix TICKETS
Tuesday 19 Birmingham, GB Hare & Hounds TICKETS
Wednesday 20 Newcastle, GB Cluny TICKETS
Friday 22 Hebden Bridge, GB Trades Club TICKETS
Saturday 23 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Sound City TICKETS
Thursday 28 Barcelona, ES Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS
Friday 29 Nimes, FR This Is Not A Love Song Festival TICKETS


Monday 01 Ljubljana, SI Kino Siska TICKETS
Tuesday 02 Zagreb, US Mochvara TICKETS
Wednesday 03 Budapest, HU A38 Ship TICKETS
Thursday 04 Vienna, AT Arena TICKETS
Saturday 06 Porto, PT Primavera Sound Festival TICKETS


Friday 03 Gdynia, PL Open’er Festival TICKETS
Sunday 12 Bruges, BE Cactus Festival TICKETS

VIDEO : Algiers - "Blood"

(photo by WFN Productions)

Algiers - "Blood" from Algiers on Vimeo.

"The video envisions a parallel future where artistic and political revolutionaries convene across temporal and social space in shared revolt at our current predicament."

On the heels of a series of remarkable NYC shows earlier this month, earlier today Noisey premiered the new Algiers video, "Blood", taken from the band's forthcoming self-titled Matador debut LP. As of today,"Blood" is available for purchase via iTunes or streaming via Spotify.

Algiers online ;
official site

ICEAGE UK Tour Poster

Dates HERE:


Monday 27 London, GB Village Underground
Tuesday 28 Brighton, GB Sticky Mikes
Wednesday 29 Cardiff, GB Clwb ifor Bach
Thursday 30 Dublin, IE Workman’s Club


Friday 01 Birmingham, GB Hare and Hounds
Saturday 02 Manchester, GB Night and Day
Sunday 03 Glasgow, GB Live at Glasgow
Monday 04 Leeds, GB Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 05 Bristol, GB Fleece





Bask in the sun and watch The New Pornographers at one of their first 2015 European appearances this summer which have just been announced. Full details and ticket links for the shows can be found below:
Friday, May 29 - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain Tickets
Saturday, May 30 - Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands Tickets
Sunday, May 31 - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark Tickets
Monday, June 1- Fonden Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark Tickets
Tuesday, June 2 - Folken, Stavanger, Norway Tickets
Wednesday, June 3 - Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway Tickets
Thursday, June 4 - Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden Tickets
Saturday, June 6 - Optimus Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal Tickets





Shlohmo “Buried” (Official Video) + Euro Tour Dates

In Dean's words:

Shlohmo has said that his forthcoming full-length album, Dark Red, is intended to be “devastating and violent” that “forces you to feel something even if that something isn’t good.” Today, he makes good on his promise with the video for new single “Buried,” depicting a surreal, complicated and bloody nightmare that takes place on the gritty, blacker than black, abandoned and desperate streets of Los Angeles, the artist’s hometown. Directed by Lance Drake, the clip casts a sinister shadow over the circle of life and death, giving a new symbolism to the album’s title, Dark Red.

Dark Red is out April 7, 2015.

Dark Red at iTunes: (pre-order and get Emerge From Smoke + Buried instantly)
Dark Red at Amazon:
Dark Red at True panther:

Shlohmo is also taking off on an extensive world tour, that now includes European tour dates.
Tickets HERE

Mar 31 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
Apr 1 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 2 – Sister – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 3 – Parish – Austin, TX
Apr 4 – Fitz (Upstairs) – Houston, TX
Apr 5 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Apr 6 – Republic – New Orleans, LA
Apr 8 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
Apr 9 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Apr 12 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Apr 14 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
Apr 15 – SAT – Montreal, QB
Apr 16 – Hoxton – Toronto, ON
Apr 17 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Apr 18 – Plush – St. Louis, MO
Apr 22 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Apr 24 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Apr 26 – Branx – Portland, OR
Apri 29 – The Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
Apr 30 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
May 2 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
May 7 – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
May 20 – Music Box – Lisbon, PT
May 21 – Oval Space – London, UK
May 22 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
May 23 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, ES
May 24 – VK – Brussels, BE
May 27 – L’Amalgane – Yverdon-Les-Bains, CH
May 28 – Plaza – Zurich, CH
May 29 – Pratersauna – Vienna, AT
May 30 – We Love Green Festival – Paris, FR
May 31 – Berlin Festival – Berlin, DE
June 01 – Quirinetta Theatre – Rome, IT


(above, photo of amazing fan-made, folk art tribute from days spent in Sydney)

Those basking in the glow of a very cold, miserable Monday will be delighted to know that there are TWO sessions with Belle and Sebastian that will be airing today on opposite sides of the world to help you through.

Right now, you can tune into BBC Radio Scotland to watch/listen to Vic Galloway host a VERY special 2-hour show. The band will have live session tracks as well as an interview with Stuart Murdoch. See it all happen HERE.

Next, up at 11:15am PST/2:15pm EST: KCRW 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' hosts the band in Apogee Studios as they play old and new favorites.

'Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance' is available wherever you choose to buy records.


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