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2016/09/29


New Order's classic and vastly underrated 1986 album Brotherhood was released 30 years ago today. The album's place in history is commonly overshadowed due to it being sandwiched between two other phenomenal and critically acclaimed albums -- 1985's Low-Life and 1989's Ibiza masterpiece Technique. If Brotherhood manages to get any glory at all, it's usually due to the massive popularity of breakthrough single "Bizarre Love Triangle." While BLT is obviously an iconic song, there are so many other magical and shining moments on Brotherhood! Brotherhood deserves acclaim not only for its massive dancefloor anthem, but for so much more -- it's an album of incredible lyrics, driving (and sometimes spacey) beats, and it boasts one of the best closing tracks ("Every Little Counts") in history.

Spend some time and give some love to New Order's fantastic fourth album.











Published September 29th, 2016

Gimme Danger, the documentary about the Stooges premiered at Cannes Film Festival in May, then was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month. The film is now ready for its highly anticipated Detroit premiere!  The film premieres in Detroit on October 28th -- a full week before the film opens nationwide. Gimme Danger screens exclusively at the Detroit Institute of Arts starting October 28th, and tickets for the raucous and crazy tale of the Stooges are available now. Directed by Jim Jarmusch, Gimme Danger tells the incredible story of the Stooges through a collage of archival footage, interviews, and live performances. Dates and showtimes are posted below, and tickets (and more info) can be obtained at the DIA.

DIA -- Gimme Danger screenings

Fri Oct 28 -- 7:00pm
Fri Oct 28 -- 9:30pm
Sat Oct 29 -- 7:00pm
Sat Oct 29 -- 9:30pm
Sun Oct 30 -- 2:00pm
Sun Oct 30 -- 4:30pm
Fri Nov 04 -- 9:30pm
Sat Nov 05 -- 9:30pm
Sun Nov 06 -- 4:30pm

View the trailer for Gimme Danger here.



Video from the Cannes press conference featuring Iggy Pop and director Jim Jarmusch:



Published September 29th, 2016

2016/09/27


Fresh off the Libertines' comeback in 2015, leader Peter Doherty is set to release a new solo album. Doherty announced his second solo album is titled Hamburg Demonstrations and will be released on December 2nd. Doherty reveals he had always wanted to record in Hamburg, so off he went:

"Peter who had always wanted to record in Hamburg, was referred to Clouds Hill and turned up on their doorstep unannounced the next day. He fell in love with the studio and based himself there for the next six months."

Doherty debuted the album's magnificent and addictive first single "I Don't Love Anyone (But You're Not Just Anyone)."  Hamburg Demonstrations also includes his previously issued track "The Whole World Is Our Playground." Stream both tracks below and pre-order Hamburg Demonstrations from Doherty's webstore.





Published September 27th, 2016

Melbourne's Flyying Colours formed in 2011 and released two brilliant EPs over the last few years. The band finally released their highly anticipated debut album Mindfullness last week and it's exceeded all expectations -- the album is a sonic beauty. If you're a fan of shoegaze/dreampop/psychedelia and haven't heard this fantastic band, remedy that immmediately! Bliss out with a few songs from Mindfullness below and grab the album from iTunes, Amazon, or the Flyying Colours webstore.





Published September 27th, 2016

The Pretenders return with a new album, Alone, on October 21st. A few weeks back they debuted the first single "Holy Commotion," and today they've premiered the track's official video. The partially animated video includes Chrissie Hynde and Dan Auerbach, who produced and played on the record. Check it out below:



Pre-order Alone from iTunes, Amazon, or the band's webstore.

Stevie Nicks/The Pretenders North American tour

Oct 25 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Arena
Oct 27 -- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct 29 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Oct 30 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Nov 02 -- Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Nov 04 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Nov 06 -- Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
Nov 07 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Nov 10 -- Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov 12 -- Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
Nov 14 -- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Nov 15 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Nov 19 -- Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Nov 20 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Nov 23 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Nov 25 -- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov 27 -- Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace
Nov 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Dec 01 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Dec 03 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
Dec 05 -- Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec 06 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Dec 09 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Center
Dec 11 -- Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
Dec 13 -- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Dec 14 -- San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
Dec 18 -- Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

Published September 27th, 2016

2016/09/26


Adam Ant remastered and reissued the classic 1980 album Kings of the Wild Frontier earlier this year and performed the album in full on tour in the U.K.  Now he's announced a North American Kings of the Wild Frontier tour. Adam Ant will hit the road in early 2017 and perform the iconic album in full along with other fan favorites. Dates for the tour are posted below and tickets for the shows go on sale Friday, September 30th.



Kings of the Wild Frontier North American tour

Jan 23 -- Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
Jan 24 -- Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theater
Jan 26 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Keswick Theater
Jan 27 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Jan 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Jan 31 -- Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
Feb 02 -- Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Feb 03 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater
Feb 04 -- Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Feb 07 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Feb 09 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater
Feb 10 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Feb 11 -- Tuscon, AZ @ The Rialto Theater
Feb 14 -- Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theater
Feb 15 -- San Antonio, TX @ The Empire Theater
Feb 18 -- San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

Published September 26th, 2016

The Stone Roses continue to keep the reunion alive with a new batch of tour dates. In December they'll play a three night stand in Australia, and three live shows in Ireland and the U.K. will take place in June. No North American dates have been announced.

Though the Stone Roses have only given fans a taste of their "glorious" new material, a full length album has reportedly been recorded and will eventually see light of day. Two singles from the album "All For One" and "Beautiful Thing" were released ahead of the band's summer shows.



Stone Roses -- tour dates

Dec 12 -- Sydney, AUS @ Sydney Opera House
Dec 13 -- Sydney, AUS @ Sydney Opera House
Dec 14 -- Sydney, AUS @ Sydney Opera House
Jun 13 -- Belfast, IRL @ SSE Arena
Jun 17 -- London, ENG @ Wembley
Jun 24 -- Glasgow, SCT @ Hampden Park



Published September 26th, 2016

New Order premiered the official video for "People On The High Line" today. Enjoy the breakdancing and dual cassette beat boxes!



"People On The High Line" is off 2015's Music Complete. A remixed version, Complete Music, was released in the spring.

Published September 26th, 2016

Temples are set to return with the follow up to their impressive 2014 debut Sun Structures. Their full length album will be out in early 2017, but they've shared the incredible first taste of the album today. Stream the stellar and groovy new song "Certainty" below.



Temples will be heading to North America in support of "Certainty" next month -- go see this amazing live band if they're coming to your town!

Temples -- North American tour

Oct 14 -- Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
Oct 15 -- San Francisco, CA @ Great American Hall
Oct 17 -- Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Oct 18 -- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
Oct 21 -- St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Oct 22 -- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Oct 23 -- Columbus, OH @ A & R Music Bar
Oct 24 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Oct 26 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Oct 27 -- Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
Oct 28 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Oct 29 -- Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Published September 26th, 2016

2016/09/25


The Mission UK return with a new album Another Fall From Grace on September 30th. The record was produced by Wayne Hussey and features guest vocals from Martin Gore, Gary Numan, and Ville Valo among others. According to Hussey, the record is similar to his classic work and has a dark 1985 vibe:

"For me, this new Mission album is the long lost missing link between the Sisters Of Mercy’s First & Last & Always and The Mission’s God’s Own Medicine, both albums of course that I was heavily involved in making. I set out this time with the intention of making an album that sounds like 1985."

He also reveals the torment and turmoil he went through while creating the record:

"This is a dark album although I didn’t set out with that intention, it’s just the way things unfolded. I know I did go a little crazy and even a little paranoid during the recording of this album, certainly my mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well being all suffered during the course of it...So much of this was done in isolation – from the world, from my family, from my friends, and even from my band mates. I can’t say it’s an album I enjoyed making but it is an album I needed to make."

Another Fall From Grace will be released on CD, 180 gm vinyl, and digital download. A limited edition deluxe double CD & DVD is also available while supplies last. Check out the options and pre-order here.

Stream Another Fall From Grace in full ahead of its release right now on Soundcloud.  Two singles from the album are also available to stream below.

For more on The Mission visit the band's official website and Facebook.





Published September 25th, 2016

Morrissey's world tour is in full swing and the legend is in fine form.  Want video proof?  Last night he performed in Brooklyn and during the encore he paid homage to New York's finest -- The Ramones. Watch Mozzer rip out a cover of "Judy Is A Punk" in the excellent fan filmed video below.



"Judy Is A Punk" is one of Morrissey's favorite Ramones songs -- it was featured on 2014's limited edition Record Store Day release Morrissey Curates The Ramones.


Morrissey's tour heads overseas next, but he'll return for several more U.S. dates in November

Sep 28 -- Tokyo, Japan @ Orchard Hall
Sep 29 -- Tokyo, Japan @ Orchard Hall
Oct 01 -- Yokohama, Japan @ Bay Hall
Oct 02 -- Osaka, Japan @ IMP Hall
Oct 06 -- Hong Kong, China @ MacPherson Stadium
Oct 12 -- Jakarta, Indonesia @ Senayan Golf Driving Range
Oct 15 -- Singapore City, Singapore @ Marina Barrage
Oct 18 -- Bangkok, Thailand @ Moonstar Studio
Oct 22 -- Melbourne, Australia @ Festival Hall
Oct 26 -- Adelaide, Australia @ Thebarton Theatre
Oct 28 -- Canberra, Australia @ Royal Theatre
Oct 29 -- Wollongong, Australia @ WIN Centre
Oct 31 -- Newcastle, Australia @ Civic Theatre
Nov 04 -- Irvine, CA @ Bren Events Center
Nov 05 -- Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Nov 09 -- Irvine, CA @ Bren Events Center
Nov 11 -- Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre
Nov 12 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater
Nov 14 -- Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
Nov 16 -- Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Auditorium
Nov 17 -- San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center
Nov 19 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov 23 -- El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre

Published September 25th, 2016

2016/09/24


Smart Studios, located in Madison, Wisconsin and established in 1983 by Butch Vig and Steve Marker, was a crucial recording destination (and home) for noisy independent bands in the 80's & 90's.  Legions of bands recorded there over the years -- Killdozer, Tad, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, L7, Archers of Loaf, Poster Children, Laughing Hyenas, Garbage, and SO many more. The studio and the bands that recorded there had a major impact on the music scene in the Midwest, as well as the alternative music scene in the U.S. in the '80s and '90s.

A feature length film about the legendary and influential studio directed by Wendy Schneider and executive produced by Butch Vig, tells the fascinating history of Smart Studios through archival footage and interviews with artists who recorded there including Shirley Manson, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Donita Sparks, Chris Walla and Dave Grohl.

The Smart Studios Story premiered at South By Southwest to rave reviews.  The documentary was later screened in just a handful of cities in the spring, but now a much larger screening tour has been announced for music fans nationwide which includes an October 7th screening at El Club in Detroit (info here).

View the screening itinerary for The Smart Studios Story below and for more info visit the film's website here.



Smart Studios screenings

Sep 29 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Oriental Theater
Oct 03 -- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct 04 -- Athens, OH @ TBA
Oct 05 -- Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
Oct 06 -- Chicago, IL @ The Vic/Brew & View
Oct 07 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Oct 17 -- Austin, TX @ The North Door
Oct 18 -- Houston, TX @ The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Houston
Oct 19 -- New Orleans, LA @ Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
Oct 20 -- Hot Springs, AK @ Low Key Arts
Oct 22 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Oct 23 -- Dallas, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Dallas
Oct 24 -- El Paso, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - El Paso
Nov 11 -- Boston, MA @ Brattle Theater
Nov 13 -- Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
Nov 14 -- Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Nov 15 -- Philadelphia, PA @ MOCCA
Nov 27 -- Madison, WI @ Sundance at Hilldale

Published September 24th, 2016

2016/09/23


Mazzy Star chanteuse Hope Sandoval released a 7" single "Isn't It True" with her band the Warm Inventions on Record Store Day. Sandoval and her band (which includes Colm Ó Cíosóig of My Bloody Valentine) released a new single today titled "Let Me Get There" and revealed their full length album Until The Hunter will follow on November 4th. Pre-order Until The Hunter from Amazon and stream "Let Me Get There" (which also features the great Kurt Vile) below:



Hope Sandoval recently teamed up with Psychic Ills on their song "I Don't Mind" which was released on their album Inner Journey Out.



Sandoval also collaborated with Massive Attack on a song titled "The Spoils" which was released on the trip hop act's EP Fantom in August.



Published September 23rd, 2016



Primal Scream's crown jewel Screamadelica celebrates its 25th anniversary today -- the legendary, massively influential album was released on September 23rd 1991. Screamadelica superbly blends psychedelia, acid/house, and rock together creating a mindblowing, mind-altering, groovy experience. An essential and exquisite masterpiece. Viva Screamadelica!

Enjoy some brilliance from the album below:










2016/09/22


Peter Hook kicks off the North American leg of his Substance: Joy Division & New Order tonight in New York. The legendary bassist and his band The Light are performing Substance from Joy Division and New Order at the shows. Those who have seen Hook on his previous Joy Division/New Order album tours know he puts on a stellar and memorable live experience -- he is clearly enjoying every minute of his performance and the crowd feeds off his magnetic energy and excitement. The Substance: Joy Division & New Order tour may just surpass Hook's other tours -- so far the band has staged three performances in the U.K. and the rave reviews continue to pour in from fans and music critics alike. Indeed, fans of Joy Division and New Order are in for a mindblowing three hour show (!!!) filled with classic songs rarely performed in the past.

Several dates on the tour -- including the Chicago (10/28) and Boston shows -- are already sold out, so grab tickets while you can. Tickets for the October 26th show at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit are available here.

Fans can get a taste of what's to come on the Substance tour -- this week Hook released a live album titled Substance - Live at the Apollo Manchester. The 3 CD set / digital download is the entire September 16th show captured at the Apollo in Manchester on September 16th. Stream two songs from the live album here, and grab a copy through Live Here Now (the same outfit that released Hook's previous live albums So This Is Permanence, Unknown Pleasures - Live at Goodwood, and the Hebden Bridge Tapes).

Finally, Peter Hook is releasing his new memoir Substance: Inside New Order on October 6th. More info on that is posted here.

Peter Hook North American tour

Sep 22 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 23 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sep 26 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sep 28 -- Monterrey, Mexico @ Cafe Iguana
Sep 30 -- Mexico City, Mexico @ Pepsi Center
Oct 01 -- Guadalajara, Mexico @ BMLS Showcenter
Oct 26 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
Oct 28 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro***
Oct 29 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Oct 30 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov 01 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Nov 03 -- Seattle, WA @ The Market
Nov 04 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 05 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov 07 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 08 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Nov 10 -- Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Nov 11 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Nov 12 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Nov 14 -- New Orleans, LA @ Republic
Nov 15 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Nov 17 -- Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
Nov 18 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov 19 -- Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Nov 21 -- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Nov 22 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Nov 23 -- Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
Nov 25 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov 26 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Nov 27 -- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Nov 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

***The October 28th show in Chicago is a Joy Division show -- Peter Hook will perform Unknown Pleasures & Closer in full with a New Order opening set

Published September 22nd, 2016

The 25th anniversary edition of Temple Of The Dog's self-titled 1991 album will be reissued on September 30th. The expanded deluxe editions have tons of bonus material including some previously unreleased tracks and mixes. In anticipation of the release, the band has been rolling out some of the previously unreleased material -- so far they've premiered "Angel On Fire," the unreleased demo of "Black Cat," and the remastered version of "Hunger Strike." Today they've unearthed another gem: the gorgeous stripped down alternate mix of "Say Hello 2 Heaven." Stream the breathtaking version below:



Pre-order the 25th anniversary edition of Temple Of The Dog here.

Temple of the Dog (minus Eddie Vedder) hit the road for a sold out tour in November. There are no plans for more dates beyond November, though Mike McCready recently told Rolling Stone that "if things go well, there will be more in the future."

Temple of the Dog tour

Nov 04 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
Nov 05 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
Nov 07 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Nov 11 -- San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center
Nov 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center
Nov 14 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Nov 20 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
Nov 21 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater

Published September 22nd, 2016

Pixies return with a new full length album Head Carrier on September 30th. The band previously issued three songs from the the album -- "Um Chagga Lagga," "Talent," and "Tenement Song" -- and now all 12 songs are available to stream ahead of its release over at NPR.

The highlight of the album is the song about ex-Pixies bassist Kim Deal titled "All I Think About Now" (track 9 on the album). The track is part apology "If I could go to the beginning/I would be another way/make it better for today" and part thank you letter "remember when we were happy/if I'm late, can I thank you now" and was written by Black Francis, but sung by current bassist Paz Lenchantin.

Stream "All I Think About Now" below:



Pre-order Head Carrier from iTunes, Amazon, and Pixies official store.



Published September 22nd, 2016




2016/09/20


As previously reported, the official (and juicy looking) Oasis documentary Supersonic is set to premiere in the UK and Ireland on October 2nd, with a DVD/Blu-Ray release to follow on October 31st. Details have now been announced for the U.S. premiere -- fans will be able to enjoy the full cinematic Supersonic experience at participating theaters for one night only, October 26th. A list of participating theaters, which includes three theaters in Michigan, is available to view on the film's official website

Participating theaters in Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theatre
Grand Rapids, MI @ Celebration Cinema Woodland
Kalamazoo, MI @ Alamo Drafthouse
Royal Oak, MI @ Main Art Theatre

Note: additional theaters and showtimes will be added in the coming weeks.

Supersonic is a 122 minute glimpse into Oasis' rise to mega stardom packed with spectacular archival footage and commentary/narration by the band. Director Mat Whitecross had the arduous task of trying to figure out how to get Liam and Noel Gallagher to get together and tell him their story. As it turns out, Whitecross reveals he had to interview the Brothers Gallagher separately, then edit the footage to make it appear as if Liam and Noel were in the same room. Though that might sound cringeworthy, it seems like Whitecross pulled it off -- check out the amazing trailer for Supersonic below:



Meanwhile, Oasis pushed back the release date for Be Here Now - Chasing The Sun: 1993 - 1997 one week to October 14th. The release is available to pre-order here.


Published September 20th, 2016

2016/09/18


London psych/kraut-rockers TOY return with their highly anticipated third album Clear Shot on October 28th. The band released their new slice of heaven titled "I'm Still Believing" earlier this month -- not only is the track the band's most accessible song to date, but it's incredibly fun, upbeat and dare we say toe-tappy(!) for a break up song.

To build on the momentum of the single, TOY has now issued the official video for "I'm Still Believing" which is available to view below:



Pre-order Clear Shot through Heavenly Recordings and read more about Clear Shot here.

Published September 18th, 2016

Portland, Oregon's Adhere To Form release a full length album titled Departed on September 23rd. The dark/electro/synth project led by mastermind Robert Eagleson recently debuted the entrancing first single "Move In Time" along with the album's official trailer. If you enjoy dark, black, and gloomy, hit play and prepare to fall hard for Adhere To Form.





Pre-order Departed via Sinis Records and catch up with Adhere To Form on Facebook.

Published September 18th, 2016

2016/09/15


Peter Hook & the Light's exciting new tour Substance: Joy Division & New Order kicked off in Glasgow tonight. The three hour show delivered as promised -- featured material from both Substance albums -- and elicited rave reviews from fans on social media. Take a look at Peter Hook's picture of the setlist below:



The Substance: Joy Division & New Order tour moves to Manchester, where Hooky and his band will play the Apollo Theatre tomorrow night. Tomorrow's performance will be recorded and released as a 3 CD set and/or digital download on September 19th through Live Here Now (the same outfit that released Hook's previous live albums So This Is Permanence, Unknown Pleasures - Live at Goodwood, and the Hebden Bridge Tapes). Pre-order here.

The North American leg of Substance: Joy Division & New Order kicks off in New York at Webster Hall on September 22nd and makes it way to Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit on October 26th. View the full North American tour itinerary below:

Meanwhile, Peter Hook releases his latest memoir Substance: Inside New Order on October 6th. More info on that is posted here.

Peter Hook North American tour

Sep 22 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 23 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sep 26 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sep 28 -- Monterrey, Mexico @ Cafe Iguana
Sep 30 -- Mexico City, Mexico @ Pepsi Center
Oct 01 -- Guadalajara, Mexico @ BMLS Showcenter
Oct 26 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
Oct 28 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct 29 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Oct 30 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov 01 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Nov 03 -- Seattle, WA @ The Market
Nov 04 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 05 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov 07 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 08 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Nov 10 -- Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Nov 11 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Nov 12 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Nov 14 -- New Orleans, LA @ Republic
Nov 15 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Nov 17 -- Orlando, FL @ Plaza LIve
Nov 18 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov 19 -- Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Nov 21 -- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Nov 22 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Nov 23 -- Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
Nov 25 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov 26 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Nov 27 -- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Nov 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Published September 15th, 2016

Radiohead debuted an official music video for "Present Tense" at the Mercury Awards in London earlier today. The band was invited to perform at the ceremony (their album A Moon Shaped Pool was up for top honors), however they opted to bypass the festivities and their video, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, was shown to the audience instead. Enjoy the acoustic performance featuring Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and a CR78 (drum machine) below:



By the way, Radiohead did NOT win the Mercury Prize tonight. The prestigious award was given to Skepta -- he beat out not only Radiohead, but also David Bowie.

Published September 15th, 2016


White Lies are set to release their fourth studio album Friends on October 7th. The band has already issued the first single "Take It Out On Me" and now due to popular demand they've unveiled another song from the album titled "Come On." Check it out below:



Pre-order Friends from iTunes, Amazon, or the White Lies store.



Published September 15th, 2016

The Radio Dept return with a new album -- their fourth studio album -- Running Out Of Love on October 21st. The band announced a tour in support of the album; the Radio Dept rarely tour, especially in North America, so be sure to go see them if they're coming to your town. Dates are posted below via Pollstar.

Pre-order Running Out Of Love from iTunes, Amazon, or the Labrador webstore.



The Radio Dept -- North American tour

Feb 14 –- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Feb 15 –- Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Feb 16 –- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Feb 17 –- Atlanta, GA @ The EArk.L
Feb 18 –- New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Feb 19 –- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Feb 20 –- Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Feb 22 –- Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Feb 24 –- Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Feb 27 –- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Feb 28 –- Vancouver, British Columbia, Biltmore Cabaret
Mar 01 –- Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Mar 03 –- Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Mar 04 –- Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Mar 05 –- Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Mar 06 –- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Mar 07 –- Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Mar 08 –- New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
Mar 09 -– Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Published September 15th, 2016

2016/09/14


Lol Tolhurst,drummer/keyboardist and co-founding member of The Cure, is releasing his memoir Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys on October 11th. The memoir is a must-read for any Cure fan -- Tolhurst's book is the first "insider" account of the Cure's early days, and is filled with revealing stories about his friendship with Robert Smith, the evolution of the Cure, and his personal struggles with battling alcoholism.

Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys is available to pre-order now.  Fans should consider pre-ordering through Pledge Music, as the campaign is funding Tolhurst's upcoming book tour. Dates for the book tour are posted below.

Lol Tolhurst U.S. book tour

Oct 13 -- Ridgewood, NJ @ Bookends
Oct 14 -- Long Island, NY @ Book Revue
Oct 15 -- New York, NY @ Morrison Gallery
Oct 19 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Grammy Museum
Oct 20 -- Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints
Oct 21 -- West Hollywood, CA @ Book Soup
Oct 22 -- San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Oct 25 -- Portland, OR @ Powell's
Oct 28 -- Seattle, WA @ KEXP Studio
Nov 02 -- Pasadena, CA @ MeowMeowz
Nov 04 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Zia Records
Nov 06 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Zia Records
Nov 07 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Bookworks
Nov 10 -- Ft. Collins, CO @ The Music District
Nov 11 -- Denver, CO @ Tattered Cover/Twist & Shout
Nov 12 -- Boulder, CO @ Boulder Book Store
Nov 14 -- Austin, TX @ Book People
Nov 17 -- Houston, TX @ Record Ranch/Cactus Music

Note: according to Tolhurst, a few other cities will be added soon, including stops in Chicago, Dallas, and Nashville among others.

Published September 14th, 2016

Black metal/blackgaze/post-metallers Alcest return with a stunning new album, the Japanese-influenced Kodama on September 30th. Kodama is the French duo's fifth record and is somewhat of a return to the darker, heavier vibe of their first two albums. But let's not waste time arguing about how to classify Alcest or their music, instead, please enjoy the band's newly released song, the breathtaking "Je Suis D'ailleurs" below:



Pre-order Kodama from iTunes, Amazon, or Bandcamp and enjoy the previously issued track "Oiseaux de Proie" below:



Published September 14th, 2016

Stephen's Shore -- which may or may not be named after the American photographer -- is an indie dreampop/janglepop band out of Stockholm, Sweden. The band just released their new EP Ocean Blue featuring four lovely tracks, including the sublime honey-drenched title track. Fans of The Radio Dept, Ocean Blue, and labelmates Pale Spectres should dip into the cool, pacific waters of Stephen's Shore immediately.

Stream "Ocean Blue" below and download the EP from Bandcamp.



Published September 14th, 2016

2016/09/13


Depeche Mode have been teasing an announcement on social media for a few days and today they've finally revealed the goods! On November 11th, the band will release Depeche Mode Video Singles Collection -- their first ever career-spanning video anthology. The 3 DVD set includes over 4 hours of videos from 1983 through 2013 -- including 55 newly restored original videos and 4 alternate takes -- plus two (additional) hours of band commentary!

From the official press release:

"Videos have always played an essential part in how we wanted to present Depeche Mode’s music to the world,” agreed the members of the band. “It’s been amazing to go back and relive all the experiences and memories these videos evoke after all these years. It’s incredible to have all our videos finally together in one place and we’re hoping our fans enjoy this journey through time as much as we did."

If that's not enough Depeche Mode awesomeness -- according to the press release, this collection is the first in a series of "band-approved retrospective projects examining Depeche Mode’s extraordinary career and effect on pop culture," which means MUCH MORE Depeche Mode goodness is on the way in the future!

Pre-order info for Depeche Mode Video Singles Collection will be announced shortly. For now, view the massive list of videos (and directors) included in the set below.

By the way, Depeche Mode have been busy in the recording studio working on studio album number fourteen. Details on that are expected soon.

Depeche Mode – Video Singles Collection

Featured Videos

  • Just Can’t Get Enough (directed by Clive Richardson)
  • See You (directed by Julien Temple)
  • The Meaning Of Love (directed by Julien Temple)
  • Leave In Silence (directed by Julien Temple)
  • Get The Balance Right (directed by Kevin Hewitt)
  • Everything Counts (directed by Clive Richardson)
  • Love, In Itself (directed by Clive Richardson)
  • People Are People (directed by Clive Richardson)
  • Master And Servant (directed by Clive Richardson)
  • Blasphemous Rumours (directed by Clive Richardson)
  • Somebody (directed by Clive Richardson)
  • Shake The Disease (directed by Peter Care)
  • It’s Called A Heart (directed by Peter Care)
  • Stripped (directed by Peter Care)
  • But Not Tonight (directed by Tamra Davis)
  • A Question Of Lust (directed by Clive Richardson)
  • A Question Of Time (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • Strangelove (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • Never Let Me Down Again (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • Behind The Wheel (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • Little 15 (directed by Martyn Atkins)
  • Strangelove ’88 (directed by Martyn Atkins)
  • Everything Counts (Live – from “101”) (directed by D.A. Pennebaker)
  • Personal Jesus (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • Enjoy The Silence (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • Policy Of Truth (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • World In My Eyes (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • I Feel You (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • Walking In My Shoes (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • Condemnation (Paris Mix) (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • One Caress (directed by Kevin Kerslake)
  • In Your Room (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • Barrel Of A Gun (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • It’s No Good (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • Home (directed by Steven Green)
  • Useless (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • Only When I Lose Myself (directed by Brian Griffin)
  • Dream On (directed by Stephane Sednaoui)
  • I Feel Loved (directed by John Hillcoat)
  • Freelove (directed by John Hillcoat)
  • Goodnight Lovers (directed by John Hillcoat)
  • Enjoy The Silence ’04 (directed by Uwe Flade)
  • Precious (directed by Uwe Flade)
  • A Pain That I’m Used To (directed by Uwe Flade)
  • Suffer Well (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • John The Revelator (directed by Blue Leach)
  • Martyr (directed by Robert Chandler)
  • Wrong (directed by Patrick Daughters)
  • Peace (directed by Jonas and François)
  • Hole To Feed (directed by Eric Wareheim)
  • Fragile Tension (directed by Rob Chandler and Barney Steel)
  • Personal Jesus 2011 (directed by Patrick Daughters)
  • Heaven (directed by Timothy Saccenti)
  • Soothe My Soul (directed by Warren Fu)
  • Should Be Higher (directed by Anton Corbijn)
  • People Are People (12″ Version)
  • Stripped (Unreleased Alternate Cut)
  • But Not Tonight (Pool Version)
  • Soothe My Soul (Extended)

Published September 13th, 2016

2016/09/12


Since Sonic Youth's disbandment, Kim Gordon has been working on several musical projects, including Body/Head and Glitterbust, plus she released her memoir Girl In A Band last year. Today she's released her first ever solo single "Murdered Out," which Gordon revealed was inspired by lowrider car culture:

"When I moved back to LA, I noticed more and more cars painted with black matte spray, tinted windows, blackened logos, and black wheels. This was something I had occasionally seen in the past, part of lowrider car culture. A reclaiming of a corporate symbol of American success, The Car, from an outsider’s point of view. A statement-making rejection of the shiny brand new look, the idea of a new start, the promise of power, and the freedom on the open road. Like an option on a voting ballot, 'none of the above.'"

"Murdered Out" was produced by Justin Raisen and features Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint on drums. Stream below and head over to Matador to purchase/download a copy.



Published September 12th, 2016


Third Man Records shared a surprise video for the newly released White Stripes song "City Lights" today. Director Michel Gondry, who has collaborated with the White Stripes several times over the years, took it upon himself to put the video together without telling anyone. He presented the finished piece to Jack White, who loved it and decided to make it the song's official video. Check it out below:



"City Lights" was originally intended to be released on Get Behind Me Satan, however the song was scrapped and never finished. White retooled and finished the song recently and is one of the highlights on White's new collection Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2016. The album was released on Friday and is available online and at fine record stores everywhere.

Published September 12th, 2016


2016/09/10


Ride are performing at Bestival tonight -- this will be the band's first festival appearance in 2016. Bestival will stream the set at 6:20 PM ET here.

It's highly possible Ride will perform some new material -- the band played three new songs at their shows in Brighton, England last week. While you're waiting for tonight's Bestival stream, check out fan filmed footage of two new songs Ride debuted last week, plus stream high quality video of Ride performing at last year's Best Kept Secret Festival.




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Published September 10th, 2016




The official Oasis documentary Supersonic premieres next month. Supersonic is a 122 minute glimpse into Oasis' rise to mega stardom packed with spectacular archival footage and commentary/narration by the band. Director Mat Whitecross had the arduous task of trying to figure out how to get Liam and Noel Gallagher to get together and tell him their story. As it turns out, Whitecross reveals he had to interview the Brothers Gallagher separately, then edit the footage to make it appear as if Liam and Noel were in the same room. Though that might sound cringeworthy, it seems like Whitecross pulled it off -- check out the amazing trailer for Supersonic below:



Supersonic premieres in UK & Irish cinemas with a live satellite event October 2nd and will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, & digital download October 31st. So far plans have not been announced for a North American premiere.


Meanwhile, Oasis fans have another major release to look forward to next month -- the last installment in the Chasing The Sun series. Be Here Now - Chasing The Sun: 1993 - 1997 will be released on October 7th and includes the original remastered material, rare and unreleased tracks, and the crown jewel -- the legendary Mustique Demos (Be Here Now demos) that Noel Gallagher famously recorded in the Caribbean island in 1996. View the tracklisting for the deluxe edition of the collection plus stream the Mustique demo of "Don't Go Away" below.  Pre-order Be Here Now - Chasing The Sun: 1993 - 1997 here.



Disc 1

01. D'You Know What I Mean? (Remastered)
02. My Big Mouth (Remastered)
03. Magic Pie (Remastered)
04. Stand By Me (Remastered)
05. I Hope, I Think, I Know (Remastered)
06. The Girl In The Dirty Shirt (Remastered)
07. Fade In-Out (Remastered)
08. Don't Go Away (Remastered)
09. Be Here Now (Remastered)
10. All Around The World (Remastered)
11. It's Gettin' Better (Man!!) (Remastered)
12. All Around The World (Reprise) (Remastered)

Disc 2

01. Stay Young (Remastered)
02. The Fame (Remastered)
03. Flashbax (Remastered)
04. (I Got) The Fever (Remastered)
05. My Sister Lover (Remastered)
06. Going Nowhere (Remastered)
07. Stand By Me (Live At Bonehead’s Outtake)
08. Untitled (Demo)
09. Help! (Live In LA)
10. Setting Sun (Live Radio Broadcast)
11. If We Shadows (Demo)
12. Don’t Go Away (Demo)
13. My Big Mouth (Live At Knebworth Park)
14. D’You Know What I Mean? (NG’s 2016 Rethink)

Disc 3

01. D’You Know What I Mean? (Mustique Demo)
02. My Big Mouth (Mustique Demo)
03. My Sister Lover (Mustique Demo)
04. Stand By Me (Mustique Demo)
05. I Hope, I Think, I Know (Mustique Demo)
06. The Girl In The Dirty Shirt (Mustique Demo)
07. Don’t Go Away (Mustique Demo)
08. Trip Inside (Be Here Now) (Mustique Demo)
09. Fade In-Out (Mustique Demo)
10. Stay Young (Mustique Demo)
11. Angel Child (Mustique Demo)
12. The Fame (Mustique Demo)
13. All Around The World (Mustique Demo)
14. It’s Gettin’ Better (Man!!) (Mustique Demo)

Published September 10th, 2016

Trashcan Sinatras released their excellent new album Wild Pendulum in the spring and just got around to debuting the first music video from the album.  "All Night" features a whole lot of dancing and a sweet disco ball.  Enjoy below:



The band also created a series of tour videos for several stops on their North American tour. Watch the Detroit tour video below:



Stream Wild Pendulum in full:



Published September 10th, 2016

Jack White released his acoustic collection Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2016 yesterday. In celebration of the release, White appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to chat up Fallon and treat fans to an acoustic performance.  Watch him perform the "Love Is The Truth" and "You've Got Her In Your Pocket" and make fun of Fallon below:





Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2016 is available as a double LP, double CD, and digital download. Grab a copy here.

Published September 10th, 2016

2016/09/08


Must see German TV: On April 16th, 1984 Depeche Mode and New Order appeared on the weekly television program Musik Convoy. At that point, Depeche Mode were a few months away from releasing Some Great Reward; New Order had just released "Thieves Like Us" as a single. Both bands had enjoyed some commercial success in Germany but were still on the cusp of becoming huge. Despite being a bit uncomfortable to watch at times (Depeche Mode's performance was clearly lip-synched; New Order's was live), it's a pretty fabulous walk down memory lane. Enjoy below via Electronic Beats.



Published September 8th, 2016

Nothing premiered the video for the latest single from their stellar album Tired Of Tomorrow. "Curse Of The Sun" features live footage of the band captured during a few stops on their most recent U.S. tour. Enjoy the Nothing live experience (and wonderful array of band t-shirts) below:



Published September 8th, 2016

The Pretenders announced a new studio album titled Alone will be released October 21st. Chrissie Hynde is the sole remaining original member of the Pretenders; she initially intended for the songs to be used for a new solo record, but as progress was made in the studio she determined it deserved to be Pretenders release. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys produced and plays on Alone; other personnel include Dave Roe and Kenny Vaughan along with Auerbach's bandmates from the Arcs - Richard Swift, Leon Michels, and Russ Pahl.

Stream a new song from the album "Holy Commotion" below and pre-order Alone from iTunes, Amazon, or the band's webstore.



The Pretenders announced dates for a North American tour earlier this week -- the band will be the opening act on Stevie Nicks' upcoming arena tour. Tickets for the November 27th show at the Palace go on sale Monday, September 12th. Pre-sales are going on now.

Stevie Nicks/The Pretenders North American tour

Oct 25 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Arena
Oct 27 -- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct 29 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Oct 30 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Nov 02 -- Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Nov 04 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Nov 06 -- Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
Nov 07 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Nov 10 -- Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov 12 -- Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
Nov 14 -- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Nov 15 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Nov 19 -- Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Nov 20 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Nov 23 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Nov 25 -- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov 27 -- Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace
Nov 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Dec 01 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Dec 03 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
Dec 05 -- Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec 06 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Dec 09 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Center
Dec 11 -- Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
Dec 13 -- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Dec 14 -- San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
Dec 18 -- Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

Published September 8th, 2016

2016/09/07


The beloved John Hughes' film Ferris Bueller's Day Off was released in 1986, however the film's soundtrack never received an official release.  La La Land Records has decided to right that wrong; on September 13th the soundtrack will receive its first official release. The 35 track compilation features nine songs from the movie, including the Dream Academy's cover of The Smiths' classic "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want," along with the original score by Ira Newborn, along with unused & bonus tracks. View the tracklisting below via Film Music Reporter.

FYI: The limited edition release goes on sale on September 13th at 3pm ET through the La-La Land Records website. If you want a copy, be sure to act fast -- only 5000 copies will be released.



01. Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11 (Ultraviolence Mix)
02. Yello - Oh Yeah
03. The Flowerpot Men - Beat City
04. Big Audio Dynamite - B.A.D.
05. The Dream Academy - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
06. Wayne Newton - Danke Schoen
07. Zapp - Radio People
08. Blue Room - I'm Afraid
09. The Dream Academy - The Edge of Forever
10. Ferris in Bed
11. Cameron in Bed/Ferris Goes Hawaiian
12. I'll Go (unused)
13. Nurse
14. Ferris on Line 2
15. Bueller, Ferris Bueller
16. Mom Checks on Ferris
17. Jeannie Turns Ugly
18. Rooney on Patrol
19. Save It, Ferris (unused)
20. Rooney Sneaks Around/Star Wars (Main Title)
21. Going to Take a Stand (unused)
22. Cameron Takes the Heat
23. Oh Shauna Jeannie
24. He’s Gonna Marry Me (unused)
25. Dog Food Rooney/Ferris Goes to Bed
26. Mom, Dad and Ferris
27. Ferris on Line 2 (alternate)
28. Theme From Star Trek (unused)
29. Cameron Takes the Heat (alternate)
30. Coughlin Bros. Mortuary
31. Celebrated Minuet
32. Ballpark Baloney
33. Polka Medley
34. Blue Room - I'm Afraid (instrumental film version)
35. Twist and Shout (marching band overlay)

Published September 7th, 2016

Helmet are releasing a new album Dead To The World on November 4th -- the band's eighth studio album and first new album in six years. Along with the album news, Helmet also announced dates for an extensive North American tour. Tickets for most of the dates on the tour, including the November 4th stop at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit, go on sale Friday, September 9th. The tour itinerary is posted below. For more info on the album and tour, visit Helmet's official page.

Helmet -- North American tour

Nov 03 -- Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
Nov 04 -- Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew's Hall
Nov 05 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Nov 06 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Nov 07 -- Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Nov 09 -- Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Nov 10 -- Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Nov 11 -- Pawtucket, RI @ Met
Nov 12 -- New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Nov 13 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Nov 15 -- Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Nov 16 -- Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Nov 17 -- Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
Nov 18 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerate/Heaven Stage
Nov 19 -- Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Nov 20 -- St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Nov 22 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Nov 23 -- Orlando, FL @ The Social
Nov 25 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music
Nov 26 -- Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Nov 27 -- Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Nov 29 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent
Dec 01 -- West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
Dec 02 -- San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Dec 03 -- Ventura, CA @ Discovery Ventura
Dec 04 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Dec 06 -- Portland, OR @ Dante's
Dec 07 -- Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Dec 09 -- Billings, MT @ The Pub
Dec 10 -- Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
Dec 11 -- Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Dec 13 -- Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
Dec 14 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music
Dec 15 -- Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Dec 16 -- Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Dec 17 -- St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall

Published September 7th, 2016

Preoccupations (formerly Viet Cong) are set to return with their self-titled album on September 16th. Today the band debuted a sprawling new song titled "Memory" -- the almost 12 minute epic was created in six different studios over the course of about two years, and also features guest vocals from Dan Boeckner (Operators/Wolf Parade). "Memory" is a spiraling and intense sonic journey...buckle up and enjoy the ride.



Preoccupations is available to pre-order through iTunes, Amazon, and the band's official store.



Don't miss Preoccupations on the road this fall

Preoccupations -- North American tour

Sep 28 -- North Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 01 -- Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
Oct 03 -- Winnepeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
Oct 04 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Oct 05 -- Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Oct 07 -- Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
Oct 08 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Oct 11 -- Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Oct 12 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Oct 14 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Oct 15 -- Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Oct 16 -- Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Oct 18 -- Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Oct 19 -- New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Oct 21 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Oct 22 -- Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Oct 25 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Oct 26 -- San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
Oct 28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Oct 29 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Nov 02 -- Seattle, WA @ Neumos

Published September 7th, 2016

Paris indie/jangle poppers Pale Spectres don't release music all that often, but it's always worth the wait. They've just debuted a piece of C86-ish perfection titled "D(r)iving" which serves as the lead track from their forthcoming 7" release. The four track EP won't be out until 2017 (release date TBA), but for now immerse yourself in the glow of "D(r)iving" below:



Catch up with Pale Spectres on Bandcamp and Facebook.

Published September 7th, 2016

Toy premiered another song from their highly anticipated third album Clear Shot. "I'm Still Believing" is a psych-pop breakup jam. So simple, so fine, indeed. Stream below:



Clear Shot will be released October 28th and is available to pre-order through Heavenly Recordings and read more about Clear Shot here.



Published September 7th, 2016

2016/09/05


Noel Gallagher headlined the UK's annual Festival No 6 last night. Though concert attendees suffered through adverse weather, torrential rain and mudslides, they also enjoyed quite a treat. For the encore Gallagher came on stage and told fans he was about to say something "fucking amazing" then introduced the legendary Paul Weller. Together Gallagher and Weller performed two Jam classics: "Pretty Green" and "Town Called Malice." Fan filmed video from the performance is available to view below:





Published September 5th, 2016