5/29/2015

WIRE @ The Echoplex May 30th






Wire Tour Dates
May 26 - USA - PORTLAND, OR - Dantes
May 27 - USA - SEATTLE, WA - Nuemos
May 29 - USA - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Slim's
May 30 - USA - LOS ANGELES, CA - The Echoplex
June 02 - USA - CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Sinclair
June 03 - USA - BROOKLYN, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 04 - USA - NEW YORK, NY - Bowery Ballroom
June 05 - USA - PHILADELPHIA, PA - Union Transfer
June 06 - USA - WASHINGTON, DC - Black Cat
June 08 - USA - CLEVELAND, OH - Beachland Ballroom
June 09 - USA - DETROIT, MI - Majestic Theatre
June 10 - USA - LOUISVILLE, KY - Headliners
June 11 - 13 - USA - CHICAGO - DRILL : CHICAGO 

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Swervedriver shares new video + announces fall US tour

SWERVEDRIVER SHARES VIDEO FOR "I WONDER?" VIA NOISEY

ANNOUNCES FALL US TOUR + RIOT FEST APPEARANCES

I WASN'T BORN TO LOSE YOU OUT NOW VIA COBRASIDE


WATCH: "I Wonder?" - https://youtu.be/MQzJYjx97WQ

On the heels of their successful North American run in support of new album I Wasn't Born To Lose You, Swervedriver are back today to share the new video for "I Wonder?" and announce a new US tour that includes stops at Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago. 

Check out the video above and see below for all upcoming Swervedriver tour dates.

Tour Dates
08/28 Denver, CO - National Western (Riot Fest)
08/29 Omaha, NE - Reverb Lounge
08/30 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
08/31 Columbia, MO - Rose Music Hall
09/01 Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
09/02 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
09/03 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
09/04 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
09/05 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
09/06 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
09/08 Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
09/09 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
09/10 Ann Arbor, MI - Bling Pig
09/12 Chicago, IL - Douglas Park (Riot Fest)
09/14 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
09/15 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
09/16 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
09/17 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
09/18 New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues  - The Parish
09/19 San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
09/20 Houston, TX - House of Blues - Bronze
09/21 Austin, TX - The Parish
09/23 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
09/24 Las Vegas, NV - Bunkhouse Saloon
09/25 Costa Mesa, CA - Maison
09/26 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriets (Desert Stars Festival)
09/27 Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
09/28 San Diego, CA - Casbah
10/01 Honolulu, HI - The Replublik

About Swervedriver:

In 1990 London's indie-rock guitar scene was developing a distinctive new psychedelic sound: swirling, dreamy, mysterious and very much of the British Isles. One band stood out by hot-wiring that sound with the subversive energy of some American bands of the era and that band was Swervedriver. They had the liquid distortion of shoegaze combined with the cool swagger of Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr - giving them a unique sound and attitude.

Relocating from Oxford to London, guitarists Adam Franklin and Jimmy Hartridge, bassist Adi Vines and drummer Graham Bonnar debuted with a series of landmark Creation Records EPs, Son of Mustang FordRave Down, and Sandblasted. Their full-length debut, 1991's Raise, to this day is hailed by Pitchfork as an album full of "muscular, scorching guitars" that "still bring the noise like nobody's business" with Mojo stating that Son of Mustang Ford "remains one of the most glorious tunes to emerge in the wake of the so-called grunge explosion of '89, matching Adam Franklin and Jim Hartridge's motorised guitar-weaving with a beguiling, below-the-line vocal melody and lyrics that celebrated the joy of wide-open American freeways."

The band toured the album extensively, including a lengthy US tour with Soundgarden that brought their wall of sound to thousands. However with both Bonnar and Vines leaving the band not long after, the 1992 EP Never Lose That Feeling looked like it might be Swervedriver's (albeit scorching) swan song. Then in late 1992, Franklin and Hartridge demoed a new tune "Duress," recruited drummer Jez Hindmarsh and set about recording a second full-length album Mezcal Head with Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine/Led Zeppelin), which included their biggest singles "Duel" and "Last Train To Satansville." Touring extensively again, this time with Smashing Pumpkins and Medicine and with new bass player Steve George onboard, their sound was further imprinted on people's minds.

More roadblocks came to be in their way though: highly revered third album Ejector Seat Reservationcame out in 1995 but was never released or toured in the US and although the band returned strongly with their fourth full-length 1998's 99th Dream, the energy was dissipating and they imploded at the end of an Australian tour resolving to go on hiatus. 

Going their separate ways - Franklin moved to the US and released solo albums with his band Bolts of Melody - no-one really knew if the band actually was on hiatus or had split entirely. Then came an announcement in late 2007 that they would be performing at the following year's Coachella and heading back out on the road. Originally reforming with Hindmarsh on drums followed briefly by the return of Bonnar, they finally settled on Mikey Jones of Heaven and Bolts of Melody and have continued touring and appearing at festivals internationally. 

In 2013 everything was ratcheted up several notches when Swervedriver released its first single in 15 years, "Deep Wound." Spin Magazine called it a "warm, confidently roiling return" with Mojo adding "those same distorted pop sensibilities remain reassuringly intact" and the band debuted the song on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in the States. 

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Heartless Bastards Shares New Song via Billboard

HEARTLESS BASTARDS SHARE NEW SONG "BLACK CLOUD"

RESTLESS ONES OUT JUNE 16

SUMMER AND FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS JUNE 10
 

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29, 2015 -- Heartless Bastards have released a new song, "Black Cloud" from their soon-to-be-released album  Restless Ones (Partisan).  Billboard premiered the song yesterday alongside a revealing Q&A with singer/songwriter/guitarist Erika Wennerstrom.

LISTEN TO "BLACK CLOUD"  ON BILLBOARD OR SOUNDCLOUD

Two weeks ago, the band unveiled the new album's video for the first single, "Gates of Dawn. The clip premiered on  Stereogum and is now also available to view on YouTube .

Restless Ones, out June 16, is the band's fifth album and was produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Swans). Restless Ones was tracked in August 2014 during a 10-day session at El Paso, TX's renowned Sonic Ranch. Located on 2,300 acres of pecan orchards bordering the Rio Grande and Mexico, the studio - the largest residential recording complex in the world - provided the perfect setting, miles away from all real world responsibilities and thus able to fully invest themselves in the act of creation.

"We took a lot of chances," says singer/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom says, "taking the sounds in different directions in order to grow. I don't ever want to make the same album twice."

Heartless Bastards are setting off on a summer tour this June with support from Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady). The tour kicks off on June 10 at the Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg, MS taking them across the east coast and Midwest before ending on July 2 at Trees in Dallas, TX. All tour and festival dates are listed below and can be found on their interactive website experienceRestlessOnes.net. Their fans will also be able to share photos, videos and check out new music directly from the band.

Heartless Bastards Tour Dates
June
10 - Hattiesburg, MS  - Thirsty Hippo #
11 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn #
12 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge #
13 - Raleigh, NC - Cats Cradle #
14 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar #
15 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
17 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts #
18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls #
19 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
20 - Toronto, ONT - Horseshoe Tavern/NXNE #
21 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews #
23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Wealthy Theater #
24 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar #
25 - Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater #
26 - Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater #
29 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue #
30 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown #

July
1 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar #
2 - Dallas, TX - Trees #
24 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival

September
9 - New Orleans - One Eyed Jacks*
10 - Atlanta - Terminal West*
11 - Asheville - The Orange Peel*
12 - Washington DC - 930 Club
13 - Bearsville - Bearsville Theater*
16 - Northampton - Pearl Street Downstairs*
17 - Portland, ME- Port City Music Hall
18 - Boston - Paradise Rock Club*
23 - Chicago - Metro*
24 - Indianapolis - Deluxe*
26 - Madison - Majestic*
27 - Milwaukee - Turner Hall*
29 - St Louis - Off Broadway*
30 - Little Rock - Revolution Music Room*

October
16 - Marfa - El Cosmico^
17 - Albuquerque - Launchpad^
18 - Phoenix - Crescent Ballroom^
19 - Solana Beach - Belly Up^
20 - Pomona - Glass House^
22 - Los Angeles - Fonda^
23 - Calpine - Sierra Valley Lodge^
24 - Napa - City Winery^
25 - San Francisco - The Fillmore^
27 - Vancouver - Venue^
28 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom^
29 - Seattle - Neumos^
30 - Missoula - Top Hat Lounge^
31 - Boise - Neurolux^

November
2 - Salt Lake City - Urban Lounge^
3 - Denver - Bluebird Theater^
4 - Boulder - eTown Hall
7 - San Antonio - Sam's Burger Joint^
21 - Austin - Mohawk

# - Craig Finn supporting
* - Alberta Cross supporting
^ - Slothrust supporting

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Beach House (3rd night added) + FYF Payment Plan deadline + Upcoming Shows




Hope you are having a great Friday. Just sending out a reminder that the deadline for the 3-installment payment plan for FYF Fest ends this Monday, June 1st. After that date, 2-installment plans will continue based on availability. Complete details can be found at fyffest.com


We have added a third night of Beach House at The Fonda on Friday, December 11th. The first two nights sold out instantly, and tickets for night 3 are now on sale. More details can be found below and at  fyfpresents.com.

For the latest in FYF show announcements, festival updates, and weekly ticket giveaways, be sure to follow us on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook

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5/28/2015

Primavera Sound Live Streaming 2015





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The Mynabirds Use MyIdol to Create Lyric Video for “Semantics” + in DC w/ Pixies 5/31

The Mynabirds Use MyIdol to Create Lyric Video for “Semantics 
  
 
  
Band Announces Show w/Pixies May 31,
Plays Santa Monica Pier in August
 
  
Lovers Know Out August 7 on Saddle Creek 
  
After touring the world as a member of the Postal Service in 2013, Laura Burhenn, aka The Mynabirds, took a year to get lost. She drove across the US twice, toured South Africa solo, made her first appearance in London (also solo), and trekked all over Europe with William Faulkner’s words ringing in her ears: “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” Finally she found herself in Los Angeles with a suitcase of songs to fill a whole new album. Lovers Know, the third full-length, will be released on August 7 via Saddle Creek. 
  
This week Laura offers up a special treat: a lyric video for the album’s first single, “Semantics”, created with the MyIdol app combined with some gorgeous photos by  Bliss Braoudakis. The app features turned out to be a perfect foil for the song. As Nylonnoted in their premiere of the video: "each time the hook drops, some infectiously random scenes ensue, reminding us why we fell in love with the confusing-yet-addictive Chinese app in the first place (because who doesn’t want to see a cartoon version of herself holding up a roll of toilet paper that turns into an angel?)." 
  
Another moment of hilarity came when it was time to translate the lyrics. "I made the entire video using MyIdol and was pretty impressed with myself,” Burhenn explains. “But then, when it was finished, I realized I had no idea what any of the Chinese subtitles said! So I got some help from an artist friend of mine, Ying Zhu, who is a native Chinese speaker. She translated everything for me, and it was pretty incredible how much the Chinese subtitles lined up with the actual song lyrics! Love songs definitely have a universal language, no matter how they’re sliced and diced. The lyrics are all posted with the video on YouTube, so definitely read them all there." 
  
Tour Dates 
May 31 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC w/ Pixies 
August 20 at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA 
  
Led by Laura Burhenn and produced by Bradley Hanan Carter of Black English, Lovers Know forges into previously unexplored territory. Exploring influences of 80s, 90s, and futuristic soundscapes, the record recalls Kate Bush, Sinead O’Connor, Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine.  The result is arguably one of Burhenn’s most personal and confessional works to date, yet also her most accessible, delving deep into universal themes of love, loss, and seeking connection. 
  
“Love – or the lack of it – is the thing we all have in common,” she notes. “It can destroy us. It can break us open and let the light in. And it’s also the thing that can make us sing.” 
  
Lovers Know is Available for Pre-Order via Saddle Creek Online Store and iTunes 
  
 
Photo Credit: Bliss Braoudakis 
  
Links 
Official Website 
Facebook 
Twitter 
Instagram 
  
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Stone Roses Deluxe Vinyl Reissues

Stone Roses Deluxe Vinyl Reissues

We've had to pinch ourselves several times to make sure that we're actually lucky enough to be releasing two Stone Roses albums -- their 1989 self-titled masterpiece and their 1992 collection Turns Into Stone. This marks the first time these two releases have been domestically available in the U.S. on vinyl since their original release. Both albums have been beautifully re-mastered from the original tapes and expanded into two double 180 gram LPs (rather than incorrectly squeezed onto single LPs).  These pressings blew us away and we think they're some of LITA's best sounding vinyl ever. They are sure to be adored.
"We want to be the first band to play on the moon. We want to be bigger than The Beatles."
Ian Brown

(Photo by Ian Tilton, via NME)
We put a YouTube playlist together of Stone Roses goodness, including lead singer Ian Brown's iconic microphone dance in the 'I Wanna Be Adored' music video, a very awkward moment when the power goes out during the band's live set on the BBC's Late Show, and several interviews with the band members.

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PINS Premiere 'Molly' On Stereogum || On US Tour In June || "Wild Nights" LP Out June 9th On Bella Union

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On US Tour In June 
 
  
New Album Wild Nights
Out June 9th On Bella Union



"It seems like every new song from PINS peels back a new layer or tackles another mood; they possess a knack for diversity that belies their rather short time working together as a band" --Stereogum

"Sonically it's indie-pop edged out with a feeling of questioning melancholy, and just a smidgen of menace, and from the second they hit the screen you wanna be part of their gang"--NOISEY

"Young Girls," a sunny-day indie shuffler that flows perfectly in time for the gentle winds of spring" --FADER 

"The likes of Haim should take note of how it's done"—Under The Radar

PINS have just released 'Molly' the latest track from their highly anticipated new LP "Wild Nights". 'Molly' makes its premiere on Stereogum and you can check it out here [Insert Link]. The anthemic track perfectly encapsulates PINS, or as the girls say "Fuck yesterday, fuck tomorrow, everything is transient, everyday is a new party."

Recorded in Joshua Tree at Rancho De La Luna with Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal) and Hayden Scott, and mixed in New York with Ben Baptie at Atomic Sound NYC,  PINS second album Wild Nights will be released on Bella Union on June 9th 


Accumulating high praise and a growing fan base for their debut album Girls Like Us, along with packed out headline shows and tour dates supporting the likes of Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells, Warpaint, The Growlers and The Fall, tight-knit girl gang PINS have had quite a two years.

Following on from their first West Coast tour and performances at New York's CMJ festival at the end of last year, PINS have just supported Sleater-KinneyWire and Drenge on their UK/EU tours. They'll be returning to the US in June, including an appearance at Northside Festival. 


US Tour Dates
June 13 - New York, NY - Rough Trade
June 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
June 16  - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Shop
June 18 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
June 19 - Seattle, WA - SODO Lounge
June 22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
June 23  - Denver, CO - Hi-Drive
June 25 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
June 26  - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
June 27 - Ferndale, MI  - The Loving Touch
June 29 - Washington, DC - DC9
June 30  - Allston, MA - Great Scott
July 2  - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle


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FFF10 Lineup Announced + On Sale!

FUN FUN FUN FEST LINEUP ANNOUNCE +  PASSES ON SALE NOW

We are excited to announce the Fun Fun Fun Fest 10 Year Anniversary lineup, going down this November 6th, 7th, & 8th at Auditorium Shores! This year we will feature performances from rock n’ roll legends Jane’s Addiction playing Ritual de lo habitual in honor of the album’s 25th anniversary release, metal rockers Venom who will perform their first Texas show ever, Wu-Tang Clan, Gogol Bordello, D’Angelo and The Vanguard, CHVRCHES, ScHoolboy Q, Chromeo, NOFX, Grimes, ANTEMASQUE, Future Islands, Toro y Moi, ODESZA, a special reunion performance from legendary D.C. melodic hardcore group Dag Nasty, & many more!This November, we will also have an expanded comedy and action sports experience, with a fresh lineup of comedians and riders to be announced this summer.Weekend three-day passes are now on sale atFunFunFunFest.com

Fun Fun Fun Fest Presents: The Science Of Fun with Bill Nye

We've always known that FFF is the funnest festival on the face of the earth, but we needed the real facts. So we decided to work with a scientist to prove, through science, that FFF is special...and scientifically different from everything else out there. Thankfully Bill Nye agreed, likes tacos, and loves Wu Tang, so here we are. Because science.

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