Entries Tagged as 'touring'

Pixies Announce New EP, Release New Video

January 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Pixies — now with 100 percent more Paz Lenchnatin! — released to their website yesterday a new EP. The oh-so-cleverly named EP-2 is the follow-up to last year’s abysmal EP-1. (Which, if you’re anything like me, you were able to block from your mind with repeated listens to “Distance Equals Rate Times Time.”) If […]

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VIDEO: Laetitia Sadier “Find Me the Pulse of the Universe”

September 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Laetitia Sadier “Find Me the Pulse of the Universe”

I often have to be in the mood to listen to certain bands, but one band I can put on regardless what I’m doing or how I’m feeling is Stereolab. There’s something about Laetitia Sadier’s voice that just mesmerizes me. Her solo work is slightly more intimate and freer than Stereolab’s syncopated, droning machinations. Sadier’s […]

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MP3: Paul Banks “The Base”

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on MP3: Paul Banks “The Base”

For his second solo LP, Interpol’s Paul Banks has abandoned his Julian Plenti alias in favor of his own name. The album, entitled Banks, will be out October 23, 2012 on Matador Records, home to all but one Interpol record. Having such a distinctive voice is a bit of a double edged sword for singers […]

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Lemonheads plan ‘It’s a Shame About Ray’ tour

July 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Lemonheads are gearing up for a tour supporting or celebrating (but more likely cashing in on) an album that came out 19 years ago. It’s A Shame About Ray is founding member Evan Dando’s unquestionable masterpiece. Never has he put together a collection of such effortless, memorable, and affecting folk-pop. Despite Dando’s notorious struggles […]

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Peter Hook Dangles Unfinished Joy Division Song over Completists’ Heads on New EP

April 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Peter Hook Dangles Unfinished Joy Division Song over Completists’ Heads on New EP

Whether or not your down with Joy Division bassist Peter Hook touring his old band’s debut album with his kid and a few hired guns in tow is one thing. Purchasing an EP of Joy Division covers by said crew is another. I couldn’t imagine patronizing either one. But somebody must be, or I wouldn’t […]

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VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”

Another new tune from Arctic Monkeys’ fourth long-player, the curiously titled and shittily cover-art-ed Suck it and See, shows the Sheffield quartet continuing its quest into the dark terrain trampled on the slightly dour Humbug. But as with even the worst Arctic Monkeys songs, there’s always Alex Turner’s showy wordplay to lessen the blow. Alas, […]

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Battles Preparing Gloss Drop for June

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Battles Preparing Gloss Drop for June

Battles has paired down to a three-piece, but the departure of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Tyondai Braxton hasn’t quashed my excitement for the new record, Gloss Drop, one bit. (That album title, by the way, is the win). In fact, as long as Ian Williams is on board, I’m on board. The new record is out June 7th […]

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DOWNLOAD: Tim Kasher’s “I’m Afraid I’m Gonna Die Here” mp3

November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on DOWNLOAD: Tim Kasher’s “I’m Afraid I’m Gonna Die Here” mp3

Tim Kasher’s The Game of Monogamy was released October 5 by Saddle Creek. It’s the most cohesive and blatantly “pop” collection of songs that any of his bands have released. Tim Kasher on tour: NOV. 11 LOS ANGELES, CA THE BOOTLEG THEATER NOV. 12 POMONA, CA GLASS HOUSE RECORD STORE NOV. 13 SAN DIEGO, CA […]

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Pulp Reunites, Of Course

November 10th, 2010 · 5 Comments

As with any reunion news that surfaces these days, Pulp’s reformation is no great surprise. The only band that would genuinely shock me with a reunion is The Smiths, and that’s only because I know what a grudge-holding drama queen Morrissey is. Short of The Smiths, though, anyone seems fair game. As a fan, I’m […]

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Land of Talk debuts new song under a bridge

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Land of Talk debuts new song under a bridge

Land of Talk debuts a new song, “Quarry Hymns”, on a recent Take Away Show, playing live under a bridge as random passers-by look on.

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VIDEO: Interpol “Lights”

June 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Interpol “Lights”

Ok, so Interpol has released the official video for “Lights”, the free download the band offered a few weeks back to serve as a teaser for the new, self-titled full length due out in September on Matador. Let’s see if I can get the synopsis right: Two beautiful Asian women dressed in clinical, plastic S&M […]

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The Wedding Present performs Bizarro on tour, while David Gedge guest edits Magnet

April 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Wedding Present’s David Gedge is the Guest Editor over at Magnet Magazine to coincide with the launch of the band’s latest tour, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of its legendary Bizarro album. I made the trek to Atlanta this past Wednesday night to see the album performed in its entirety. Gedge always makes a […]

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VIDEO: Band of Horses “Compliments”

April 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

“Compliments” is the first single off Band of Horses’ third long-player, Infinite Arms, which is due out May 18th via Fat Possum/Brown/Columbia. The music is thicker and busier than anything they’ve done previously. Bridwell’s vocals have always been double-tracked and drowning in reverb, but now he’s harmonizing with himself on multiple levels, which is interesting, […]

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The Joy Formidable announce brief US tour

April 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Every time I hear this song on Sirius XMU, I kick myself for not having bought the album yet, especially since I’ve known about it for a year. This Welsh trio plays a tense strain of shoegaze-inflected indie rock led by Ritzy Bryan’s piercing vocals. They’re bringing the show stateside at the end of the […]

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MP3: Echo & The Bunnymen “Proxy”

March 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

After a few tax troubles that resulted in an aborted tour late last year, Echo & the Bunnymen are finally ready to support their 11th studio album, The Fountain with a brief US tour that kicks off at Coachella. Despite being only 50% of its heyday glory, this incarnation of The Bunnymen (namely guitarist Will […]

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VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “My Propeller”

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “My Propeller”

Arctic Monkeys are cutting the grueling promotional circus a little short in support of Humbug in order to get back into the studio to work on their 4th LP. The current plan is to bring QOTSA frontman Josh Homme back to work the boards. So, despite being accused of “maturing” for Humbug, the band plans […]

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STREAM: Cursive “Discovering America”

March 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on STREAM: Cursive “Discovering America”

Harkening back to the externalized lyrical schematics of Happy Hollow, Cursive has just released a brand new digital single benefiting the American Indian College Fund. The orphaned, post-Mama I’m Swollen song blasts the way the United States has treated the American Indian Community with caustic, no holds barred lyrics. It’s slightly over the top, but […]

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New Interpol to sound like old Interpol

November 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Despite Paul Banks’ active promotion of his impressive solo debut, Julian Plenti is…Skyscraper, the fourth Interpol album is still on track for release in early 2010. Drummer Sam Fogarino has even alluded to its close relationship to Interpol’s darkly expansive 2002 debut, Turn on the Bright Lights, telling Paste Magazine, “In trying to move forward, there […]

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VIDEO: Land of Talk “The Man Who Breaks Things (Dark Shuffle)”

August 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Land of Talk “The Man Who Breaks Things (Dark Shuffle)”

Land of Talk is one of those bands that sneaks up on me and kicks my ass every time. They slip under the radar, and I forget about them completely. Then, a few months later I am reminded how much I like them, and the cycles starts all over again. Luckily for me, the band […]

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Arctic Monkeys “Crying Lightning” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

August 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on Arctic Monkeys “Crying Lightning” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Arctic Monkeys performed its brooding builder “Crying Lightning” last night on Jimmy Fallon, complete with stoner rock hairdos. Solid. The single is available on vinyl through Oxfam. Can’t wait for the new full-length on the 25th. Very annoyed, though, that there’s no love for the South on the current tour: 08/05 – Boston, MA @ […]

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