10/19/2017

The Black Angels @ The Mayan

















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SIGUR RÓS REVEAL SCHEDULE FOR NORÐUR OG NIÐUR FESTIVAL

SIGUR RÓS REVEAL DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE FOR NORÐUR OG NIÐUR FESTIVAL + ANNOUNCE MORE ACTS & LIMITED DAY PASSES
 
PEACHES, DUSTIN O'HALLORAN, ALEX SOMERS, ULRICH SCHNAUSS, AMIINA, GYÐA, DIMMA, HILMAR ÓRN HILMARSSON + STEINDOR ANDERSEN, MR SILLA, KÓRUS and MARY LATTIMORE join JARVIS COCKER, KEVIN SHIELDS, MOGWAI, STARS OF THE LID, DAN DEACON and more for Sigur Rós's ambitious takeover of Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík's largest arts venue, December 27-30


Sigur Rós can at last reveal who plays when at their NORÐUR OG NIÐUR festival, as well as a new round of additions to the lineup. The band are proud to announce one-woman electro powerhouse and musical game-changer PEACHES; post-classical pianist and composer DUSTIN O'HALLORAN; and long-time Sigur Rós collaborator, producer and composer (and one half of Alex & JónsiALEX SOMERS. Iceland's AMIINA perform the acclaimed Fantômas, their magical live score to a century-old silent movie masterpiece.   
 
ULRICH SCHNAUSS brings dream-pop sensibilities with ecstatic electronic excess; sometime Múmmember, GYÐA, premieres new, soon-to-be-released work featuring her distinctive voice and effortless, inventive cello playing. Local heroes and masters of heavy rock DIMMA bring their epic live show. Harpist and in-demand collaborator MARY LATTIMORE will perform selections from her solo works and beyond. Acclaimed film-maker and director DEAN DEBLOIS (Lilo & StitchHow to Train Your Dragon) will present a screening of Heima, his seminal film capturing Sigur Rós's epic 2006 musical journey around Iceland.     
 
They join what's already a long list of creative luminaries including: MOGWAIJARVIS COCKER,KEVIN SHIELDSSTARS OF THE LIDDAN DEACONJULIANNA BARWICKJÓHANN JÓHANNSSONBLANCK MASSALEXIS TAYLOR (HOT CHIP), ICELAND DANCE COMPANY,JFDR, and MAMMÚT.
 
A full programme of visual artsspoken wordcinema, and one-off happenings are still to be announced. 
                                               
"Organising your own festival is brilliant," say Sigur Rós. "You draw-up a fantasy league of all your favourite players, reach out to people, cross your fingers, and with a little bit of luck and good timing, get a wholly phenomenal squad of unbeatable talent all in one place at one time ready to make magic happen."
 
 
DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE (more tba)

WEDNESDAY DEC 27TH
BLANCK MASS
ALEXIS TAYLOR (HOT CHIP)
DIMMA
MAMMÚT
KRISTÍN ANNA
ARNI
HILMAR ÖRN HILMARSSON
& STEINDÓR ANDERSEN
 
THURSDAY DEC 28TH
KEVIN SHIELDS (MBV)
MARY LATTIMORE
ALEX SOMERS
KÓRUS
MR SILLA
KJARTAN HOLM 
& CALEB SMITH
 
FRIDAY DEC 29TH
MOGWAI
PEACHES
DAN DEACON 
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON
ICELAND DANCE COMPANY*
DUSTIN O'HALLORAN
JULIANNA BARWICK
JFDR
HUGAR
 
SATURDAY DEC 30TH
JARVIS COCKER
STARS OF THE LID
SIN FANG, SÓLEY & ÖRVAR SMÁRASON
ULRICH SCHNAUSS
ICELAND DANCE COMPANY*
AMIINA
GYÐA
LIMINAL - SIGUR RÓS SOUNDBATH

* New choreographed work set to music of Sigur Rós.
 


TICKETING INFORMATION
 
A strictly limited number of One-Day Passes for NORÐUR OG NIÐUR will be on sale from Thursday, October 26th at 10am Icelandic time (GMT) from nordurognidur.is. Remaining Four-Day Passesare currently available from nordurognidur.is
 
*Tickets for the Sigur Rós shows are sold separately to NORÐUR OG NIÐUR passes.
 
 



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10/18/2017

Luna Share New Video for "Friends"

LUNA SHARE NEW
VIDEO FOR "FRIENDS"

OUT NOW:
LP A SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION
EP A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY

TOUR KICKS OFF NOVEMBER 1
LUNA "Friends"
In support of their new album, A Sentimental EducationLuna have unveiled a video for their cover Doug Yule's "Friends," directed by Matthew Buzzell. Buzzell is an Assistant Professor of Communications at Augusta University, and with the exception of LA-based cinematographer George Su, his entire production crew was made up of students working on their senior projects. The result is a visual delight, as endearingly genuine as the song itself. Buzzell previously directed the Luna documentary Tell Me Do You Miss Me. 

Aquarium Drunkard premiered "Friends," noting that Luna's take on the classic "feels natural and lived in with Wareham’s familiar and wistful vocal out front as the group gently sways in stride."

Last month, Luna released new album A Sentimental Education, as well an EP of instrumentals, A Place of Greater Safety, on Double Feature Records. Prior to release, the band shared their interpretations of Fleetwood Mac's "One Together," Mink Deville's "Let Me Dream If I Want To" and The Cure's "Fire in Cairo," complete with a dreamy music video starring Rose McGowan.

Luna will tour this fall, dates beginning in Minneapolis on November 1 and concluding in New York City on November 18. The full list is below.
A Sentimental Education

1. Fire in Cairo (The Cure)
2. Gin (Willie Loco Alexander)
3. Friends (Velvet Underground)
4. One Together (early Fleetwood Mac)
5. Most of the Time (Dylan)
6. Sweetness (YES)
7. Letter to Hermione (Bowie)
8. (Walking Thru' the) Sleepy City (Jagger/Richards)
9. Let Me Dream if I Want to (Mink DeVille)
10. Car Wash Hair (Mercury Rev)



A Place of Greater Safety

1. GTX3
2. A Place of Greater Safety
3. Captain Pentagon
4. Around and Around
5. Ides of March of the Trolls
6. Spanish Odyssey
Luna on Tour:
November 01 | Minneapolis, MN at Cedar Cultural Center
November 02 | Chicago, IL at Park West
November 03 | Milwaukee, WI at Turner Hall Ballroom
November 04 | St. Louis, MO at Off Broadway
November 05 | Nashville, TN at Exit/In
November 07 | Detroit, MI at Magic Stick
November 08 | Toronto, ON at Great Hall
November 09 | Cleveland, OH at Grog Shop
November 10 | Louisville, KY at Headliners Music Hall
November 11 | Atlanta, GA at Terminal West
November 12 | Carrboro, NC at Cat's Cradle
November 14 | Washington, DC at DC Black Cat
November 15 | Pittsburgh, PA at the Warhol at Carnegie Lecture Hall
November 16 | Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer
November 18 | New York City, NY at Brooklyn Steel


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Miya Folick shares "Give It To Me" video

Miya Folick has just shared the title track of her forthcoming EP Give It To Me via an ebullient new video clip in which she delivers an ecstatic vocal performance from the front seat of a rollercoaster. The five song EP, slated for a November 3rd release on Terrible Records, was recorded with an aim of capturing the cathartic, guitar-driven bombast of her band's recent live performances (newly updated tour dates below); nowhere is this more clearly evinced than on "Give It To Me":




Miya previously shared two other tracks from the EP
"Woodstock" (Joni Mitchell cover) - https://soundcloud.com/miyafolick/woodstock



Upcoming Miya Folick live dates

November 7th - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL (w/ Mitski)
December 3rd - Space - San Diego, CA
December 4th - Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
December 5th - Moroccan Lounge - Los Angeles, CA






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Japanese Breakfast releases "The Body Is A Blade" music video, announces tour dates with Jay Som


JAPANESE BREAKFAST RELEASES 

ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES WITH JAY SOM AND HAND HABITS




SOFT SOUNDS FROM ANOTHER PLANET 




OUT NOW VIA DEAD OCEANS


Today, Japanese Breakfast has released a music video for "The Body Is A Blade," taken from the critically acclaimed album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, out now on Dead Oceans.

WATCH "THE BODY IS A BLADE" VIDEO

The video sees Michelle Zauner on director's duty again, with frequent collaborator Adam Kolodny as the cinematographer. Zauner states that she sought inspiration for this video by searching through old photographs in her family home; "I've always loved the way old photographs look. For this video I spent a lot of time searching family albums for sets of old photographs to animate."

We get a peek behind the veil of Japanese Breakfast's already personal music in a visceral and affecting way; single camera shots of Zauner are juxtaposed by beautiful and poignant old family photographs of her parents and especially her mother.

"I wanted this video to commemorate my mother who died three years ago today", she continues, "It felt fitting for the song to create a really personal mixed media piece, almost like a moving scrapbook.''

Japanese Breakfast has also announced 2018 tour dates with Jay Som and Hand Habits. All dates below.

TOUR DATES:
10/21 - Bristol, GB @ Simple Things Festival
10/23 - Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
10/24 - Hamburg, DE @ Hakken
10/25 - Berlin, DE @ Badenhouse
10/26 - Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label
10/27 - Gent, BE @ NEST
10/28 - Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling
11/2 - Brighton, GB @ The Joker *SOLD OUT*
11/3 - Manchester, GB @ Soup Kitchen *SOLD OUT*
11/4 - Edinburgh, GB @ The Mash House
11/5 - Glasgow, GB @ The Hug and Pint
11/6 - Leeds, GB @ Headrow House
11/7 - London, GB @ The Dome Tufnell Park *SOLD OUT*
2/15 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^
2/16 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore ^
2/17 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (Sabertooth Festival) ^
2/19 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project ^
2/23 - Fresno, CA @ Strummer's ^
2/24 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse ^

^ w/ Jay Som and Hand Habits

ABOUT JAPANESE BREAKFAST:
"The title Soft Sounds From Another Planet alludes to the promise of something that may or may not be there. Like a hope in something more. The songs are about human resilience and the strength it takes to claw out of the darkest of spaces."
Michelle Zauner wrote the debut Japanese Breakfast album in the weeks after her mother died of cancer, thinking she would quit music entirely once it was done. That wasn't the case. WhenPsychopomp was released to acclaim in 2016, she was forced to confront her grief. Zauner would find find herself reliving traumatic memories multiple times a day during interviews, trying to remain composed while discussing the most painful experience of her life. Her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, is a transmutation of mourning, a reflection that turns back on the cosmos in search of healing.
"I want to be a woman of regimen," Zauner sings over a burbling synth on the album's opening track "Diving Woman." This serves as Zauner's mission statement: stick to the routine lest you get derailed, don't cling to the past, don't descend. In fact, ascend to the stars; Zauner found artistic solace removed from Earth, in outer space and science fiction. "I used the theme as a means to disassociate from trauma," she explains. "Space used as a place of fantasy."
And yet, Soft Sounds From Another Planet isn't a concept album. Over the course of 12 tracks, Zauner explores an expansive thematic universe, a cohesive outpouring of unlike parts structured to create a galaxy of her own design. In the instrumental "Planetary Ambience," synths communicate the way extraterrestrials might, and on the shapeshifting single "Machinist,"  which Zauner has been performing live for over a year now, she details the sci-fi narrative of a woman falling in love with a machine. "It's pure fiction," she explains, "But it can map onto real relationships in a relevant way." The track, which begins with spoken-word ambience, moves into autotune '80s pop bliss and ends with a sultry saxophone solo, perfectly marries the experience: there's a perceptible humanity in mechanical, bodily events.
Within its astral production, much of Soft Sounds From Another Planet stays grounded. "Road Head" is the last chest compression in attempt to resuscitate a doomed relationship, while the penultimate track "This House" is an acoustic dirge that honors Zauner's chosen family. The baroque pop "Boyish" has a haunting, crystalline clarity that recalls the pathos of a Roy Orbison ballad, while "Body is a Blade" embraces the dark intimacy of Zauner's Pacific Northwest heroes Elliott Smith and Mount Eerie.
With help from co-producer Craig Hendrix (who also co-produced Little Big League's debut) and Jorge Elbrecht, (Ariel Pink, Tamaryn) who mixed the album, Zauner recontextualizes her bedroom pop beginnings, expanding and maturing her sound. The sheer massiveness of the big room production onSoft Sounds From Another Planet introduces listeners to a new Japanese Breakfast. Zauner's familiar, capacious voice will serve as their guide.
"Your body is a blade that moves while your brain is writhing," she sings. "Knuckled under pain you mourn but your blood is flowing." There's discernible pain in the phrasing, Zauner recognizing limitation, a lack of control, but then subverting the feeling, creating her own musical language for confronting trauma. Where Psychopomp introduced the world to Japanese Breakfast, Soft Soundsdives deeper. It builds space where there is none, and suggests that in the face of tragedy, we find ways to keep on living. 




JAPANESE BREAKFAST
SOFT SOUNDS FROM ANOTHER PLANET
DEAD OCEANS
JULY 14, 2017
1. Diving Woman
4. Planetary Ambience
5. Soft Sounds From Another Planet
6. Boyish
7. 12 Steps
8. Jimmy Fallon Big
10. Till Death
11. This House
12. Here Come The Tubular Bells



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Fischerspooner shares new alternative video for "Togetherness" ft. Chairlift's Caroline Polachek

Today Fischerspooner's Casey Spooner shares his alternate ravishing edit of his music video for "Togetherness" featuring Chairlift's Caroline Polachek that dropped last Friday. It was directed by both Casey and Warren Fischer and features trans artist/model Juliana Huxtable. The group puts forth a new, resistant narrative in response to the current atmosphere in America. The song is off their upcoming album, Sir, produced by Michael Stipe and also features some production by BOOTS (Beyonce & Run The Jewels), along with mixing by Stuart White (Beyonce's Lemonade) and Andy LeMaster out February 16 via Ultra.

They will also have their first show in almost a decade on October 27 at Brooklyn Steel. Tickets are available now HERE.

WATCH: http://vevo.ly/Av7YDd



READ MORE AT DAZED: http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/37794/1/fischerspooner-s-new-video-is-a-homoerotic-love-explosion

PRE-ORDER SIRhttp://smarturl.it/SirAlbum




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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 2018 VILLAINS NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

 QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
2018 VILLAINS NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 27
Photo: Andreas Neumann
Having lain waste to grateful capacity crowds from Chicago’s Riot Fest to Denver’s Red Rocks to the 30,000+ strong throng at the recent CalJam 17—and with a first ever headline engagement at New York’s Madison Square Garden barely a week away—Queens Of The Stone Age announce the first 2018 installment of the ongoing and ever intensifying Villains North American touring campaign.
The new dates, which begin January 22, 2018 in Victoria BC and include headline stops at The Forum in Los Angeles and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, will be on sale from October 27.
The 2018 shows are announced in the wake of every North American date on the current run having sold out while generating the most ecstatic responses of the Queens’ touring history, with recent raves including:
   “Queens can go dark and sinister with the best arena-rock bands of the last two decades.”—CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“Awesome… while Villains under Ronson’s guidance brings out the dance-floor undertones from the group, Queens is still a band that rocks hard, evident at its intense Milwaukee show Sunday for a sold-out crowd”—MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
“A thing of beauty… a wonderfully ugly, gnarly, twisted batch of songs that offered equal parts release and rejoicing for the sold-out, cramped-but-lively crowd”—MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
“Immense power… Very few bands can put the hammer down so heavy while getting so ethereal on the top”—PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE
Produced by Mark Ronson and Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains was released August 25 on Matador Records. The album debuted at #1 in the UK, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and Portugal, #2 in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Norway and Ireland, #3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the U.S. album chart, #4 on Japan’s international chart and #5 in Italy—easily the single biggest global sales week of the Queens’ seven album stretch. Villains’ first seven days in existence also saw nearly 100,000 vinyl albums moved worldwide, as the record became the #1 selling vinyl LP in the UK, U.S. and Germany. Villains also took the U.S. #1 spots on the Alternative, Hard, Rock, Internet and Independent Label Album charts and #2 on the Digital Album sales chart.
Queens Of The Stone Age are Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore.
For further information, tickets, new dates and so on, don’t fail to keep checking http://www.qotsa.com/ the way you used to do.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
VILLAINS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

New Dates in BOLD
10/18/17  – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre + *SOLD OUT
10/20/17  – Washington, DC – The Anthem + *SOLD OUT
10/21/17  – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena + *SOLD OUT
10/22/17 – Portland, ME – State Theatre + *SOLD OUT
10/24/17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden +
1/22/18 Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC
1/24/18 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
1/25/18 KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
1/26/18 Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
1/27/18 Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR
1/29/18 Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA
1/30/18 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
2/1/18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA *
2/16/18 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, CA
2/17/18 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

+ Royal Blood supports
* Ty Segall supports


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High Waisted shares fiery new video for "feminist rock and roll war cry"

NYC-based rockers
High Waisted
release new video
"Firebomb"
"The new offerings build on the group’s mix of lo-fi garage rock and vintage surf music...The band has never sounded more confident." -Billboard

Listen: High Waisted - “Free Throw” + “Firebomb”
 
(Brooklyn, NY) One of the most notorious bands in the NYC underground, rockers High Waisted have made a name for themselves with their wild live shows and Jessica Dye’s (lead vox, guitar) style and feminist swagger. As GQ so succinctly described, “High Waisted is a lot of things: a surf-rock band that throws raucous Lower East Side parties, friends and roommates, a group of people who stay up late and get up early. Their whirlwind energy gets channeled into creating a boisterous atmosphere just as much as into the music.”

With a Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady) produced sophomore album in the works for Spring 2018, the band rounded out by Jono Bernstein (drums) Richey Rose (bass) and Stephen Neilsen (guitar / vox) will be road testing hard this fall with a new split single in tow.

“Free Throw” and “Firebomb” saw release on September 15th as part of a split with The Coax via Little Dickman Records.

The two singles tease a blazing path forward for High Waisted, moving towards a fuller sound with Arun Bali of Saves the Day handling mixing duties.

Look for “Free Throw” and “Firebomb” out now via Little Dickman Records and be sure to follow High Waisted on any of their social channels detailed below.

 
High Waisted tour dates:
 
10/18: Total Drag - Sioux Falls, SD
10/19: Icehouse - Minneapolis, MN
10/20: Red Herring Lounge - Duluth, MN
10/21: Ed’s No Name Bar - Winona, MN
10/23: Boone and Crockett - Milwaukee, WI
10/24: Shuba’s Tavern - Chicago, IL
10/25: PJ's Lager House - Detroit, MI
10/26: Happy Dog - Cleveland, OH
10/27: The Bushnel - Pittsburgh, PA
10/28: The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
11/2: Space Camp - Syracuse, NY
11/3: One Caroline - Saratoga Springs, NY
11/4: Rough Trade - New York, NY


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