We are pleased to announce the second edition of Berserktown Festival. It marks the first that Total Control has toured on Typical System. Dead Moon will be making a rare appearance. Also, Danish punks, No Hope For The Kids will reunite. Many more bands are playing. Check the flyer by the wonderful, Nina Hartmann below.
Bury Me At Make Out Creek with Unreleased Bonus Material, Re-Released 4/7 via Don Giovanni Records
"visceral, openhearted indie-rock songs" –The New York Times, Jon Pareles
"Mitski Miyawaki wrings magic out of contrasts: Her incredible vocal range hits crystalline, sonorous highs that often recall Mazzy Star, while the music she’s playing has a gritty, metallic brashness" – Rolling Stone
"Of all the performances we witnessed last week at Austin's annual South By Southwest festival, one show stealer was particularly arresting: Mitski." – SPIN
" ...triumphant moments of misery exploited by addictive melodies and an unbridled sense of self-imposed empowerment." – Stereogum
"On record, her voice is intense, moving from a gentle hum into high-pitched ad libs, and live it’s even more impressive. From opener Townie all the way to the final track – which is somewhere between Willie o Winsbury and a Kate Bush song – she is completely engaging and delivers the kind of performance that doesn’t belong in a concrete yard surrounded by portable toilets." – The Guardian US
"The choruses here soar like power pop, but are subdued by tempo and fidelity, while cheap drum machines are deployed as much for their tone as their rhythm." – Pitchfork
"The entire record is full of that kind of standing-on-a-cliff vulnerability, manifesting in shades of rough-hewn folk and discordant indie pop." – FADER
Photo Credit: Daniel Dorsa
NYC-based songwriter extraordinaire Mitski will re-release her breakout record Bury Me At Make Out Creek, April 7th viaDon Giovanni Records. This release will mark her joining of the Don Giovanni family and includes special unreleased bonus material. In celebration, fans will have new chances to experience Mitski’s raw, soul-shaking live show as she joins Screaming Females and Speedy Ortiz on the road this spring. With vivid lyrical imagery, buzzed out guitars and evocative vocals, Mitski has created a unique sound built upon her academic musical background, and as she makes the shift from concert hall to DIY venue her new relationship with the storied label will certainly continue to propel the transition. Today she shares the intimate bonus track “Square” (live solo piano version) which is available to post and share here. While attending SUNY Purchase and studying music composition, Mitski released two records inspired by orchestral energy and expansive in their own right. The brilliant writer came into her own with 2014’s Bury Me At Make Out Creek, immersed in fuzzy guitars, pounding drums, and poetically poignant lyrics, and created a sound all her own. Be sure to catch her live on tour this spring! National Tour Dates 3/30: Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College 4/3: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place (WYBC Event) 4/4: Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ (w/ Screaming Females) 4/5: Spark City Providence, RI (w/ Screaming Females) 4/6: The Firehouse Worcester, MA (w/ Screaming Females) 4/7: Space Gallery Portland, ME (w/ Screaming Females) 4/8: Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz PDB (w/ Screaming Females) 4/9: House of TARG @ Ottawa, ON (w/ Screaming Females) 4/22: Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (w/ Speedy Ortiz) 4/24: Hamden, CT @ The Space (w/ Speedy Ortiz) 4/25: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (w/ Speedy Ortiz) 4/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's (w/ Speedy Ortiz) 5/8: Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
Mitski Takes SXSW By Storm, Tour w/ Screaming Females
SASQUATCH! MUSIC FESTIVAL SETS FINAL LINEUP AND SCHEDULE
ADDS SLEATER-KINNEY, MADEON, ALUNAGEORGE, ANGEL OLSEN, KAYTRANADA AND MORE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 22-25, 2015
AT THE GORGE
FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AVAILABLE AND PASSES ON SALE NOW AT SASQUATCHFESTIVAL.COM
Just added: Sleater-Kinney, Madeon, AlunaGeorge, Angel Olsen, Kaytranada, Goldlink, Hanni El Khatib, Mother Mother, Said The Whale, THEESatisfaction, Helms Alee, Acapulco Lips, Otieno Terry, Aparna Nancherla, Sara Schaefer, Hunter Hunted, Slow Bird, Sisters and Unlikely Friends
Featuring: Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, Ryan Adams, Of Monsters and Men, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, Flume, Spoon, James Blake, Chromeo, Hot Chip, Sbtrkt, Schoolboy Q, The New Pornographers, The War On Drugs, The Glitch Mob, Little Dragon, Gogol Bordello, Father John Misty, Run The Jewels, Jose Gonzalez, Jenny Lewis, Milky Chance, Twenty One Pilots, Mø, Kiesza, Real Estate, Future Islands, Odesza, Royal Blood, Ab-Soul, Shovels & Rope, Glass Animals, Sohn, Jungle, Sharon Van Etten, Action Bronson, Perfume Genius, Dilated Peoples, Cashmere Cat, Sylvan Esso, Temples, Rustie, Milo Greene, Woods, Shakey Graves, Courtney Barnett, Slow Magic, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Benjamin Booker, The Budos Band, The Knocks, King Tuff, Sam Lachow, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Fences, Phox, San Fermin, Black Pistol Fire, Alvvays, Fuzz, Strand of Oaks, Raury, Will Butler, The Districts, Twin Peaks, Kate Tempest, Quilt, Merchandise, Hiss Golden Messenger, Nothing, Bishop Nehru, Ex Hex, Diarrhea Planet, Ought, Lizzo, Natalie Prass, Tala, Blank Range, Rose Windows, Grynch, My Goodness, The Young Evils, The Maldives, Kinski, S (Jenn Ghetto), Porter Ray, Black Whales, Cataldo, Manatee Commune, Smokey Brights, Thunderpussy, Shaprece, Vox Mod, DJAO, Ayron Jones & The Way and Murder Vibes alongside comedy from Doug Benson, Leslie Jones, Pete Davidson, Cameron Esposito, Brooks Wheelan, Nick Thune, Emmett Montgomery and Yogi Paliwal.
Sasquatch! Music Festival sets the final lineup for this year’s festival, returning to the internationally acclaimed venue The Gorge in Quincy, WA for four days over Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, 2015. The full festival schedule and passes are available now via sasquatchfestival.com. Additionally, the official 2015 Sasquatch! Music Festival app is available in the iTunes and Android app stores now.
Sasquatch! Music Festival Sets Final Lineup And Schedule
Updated 2015 Tour Dates ‘The Air Conditioned Nightmare’ out April 6th/7th via Sub Pop
You can now listen to Doldrums’ The Air Conditioned Nightmare, their forthcoming Sub Pop debut, in it’s entirety through FACT Mag (UK + US) and CBC’s “First Play” (in Canada).
FACT Mag says of the album: “Using samplers and DJ gear in place of guitars and drums, the expanded Doldrums have come up with a hyper-detailed prog-dance-pop odyssey (see album stream March 30th). ” Meanwhile CBC had this to offer: “An album that is full of conflict, using samplers to create a blend of discordant noises with industrial drums and occasionally uplifting vocals. Music fit for Montreal’s late-night warehouse parties (see “First Play” March 30th).”
Doldrums’ previously announced 2-month tour in support of their forthcoming Sub Pop debut, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, begins with a hometown show April 9th in Montreal, QC at Bar Le Ritz and currently ends June 4th in Berlin, DE at Privatclub. Support for the North American dates (April 15-May 9th) will come from Last Gang recording artist Moon King. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.
Doldrums' The Air Conditioned Nightmare will be available on CD / LP / DL April 6th in Europe and April 7th in North America from Sub Pop. Preorders of the album are now available from Sub Pop Mega Mart,iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. All customers who pre-order the LP version of The Air Conditioned Nightmare from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on clear vinyl and a limited edition clear 7” which features the songs “IDONTWANNABEDELETED” (feat. Samantha Urbani) and “Market Signals.” Additionally, there will be a new T-shirt design available both individually and as part of a bundle with purchases of the new record.
What people are saying about Doldrums: “ In what little cracks are left between demolitions and Woodhead's sly, zonked-out rambling, you can hear the clatter of live, room-recorded drums, endless effects trails, and hand-triggered samples lifted from God knows where. These are remnants of Doldrums' writing process, and chances are that involves jamming on some heady grooves in a small, smokey room. It's surprising how well all the ideas work together, no matter how cluttered and overstuffed "HOTFOOT" may sound, but Doldrums has specialized in conjuring the unexpected.” [“HOTFOOT” / Track Review] - Pitchfork
“The song hits hard, its skewed metropolitan pulse giving way to aggro percussive bass bursts that remind me of LCD Soundsystem’s “Losing My Edge.” [“HOTFOOT” Track Review] - Stereogum
”A master class in drone-y weirdness with a pop sensibility” [“HOTFOOT” / Track Review] - COMPLEX
“‘Owes a little to '90s electronica, and this one would probably sound right at home next to Underworld's ‘Born Slippy.’” [“My Friend Simjen” / Track Review] - Brooklyn Vegan
“Densely packed with shifting layers of sound effects and heart-pounding sub-bass.” [“My Friend Simjen” / Track Review] - The Fader
“Whether it’s the moments filled with soul-crushing wails or blitzes of distorted synth, an unshakable sense of rage permeates every moment of this harsh, twisted anthem.” [“My Friend Simjen” / Track Review] - Consequence of Sound
”Top notch.” [“Loops” / Track Review] -NME
"A techno infused banger” [“Loops” /Track Review] - Clash
"‘A less chaotic preview of the album, with a giddy beat taking the reigns for Woodhead’s yearning voice” [“Loops” / Track Review] - DIY
“A complex tapestry of house pop textures, with undulating synths tying themselves around a steady set of hi-hat-heavy beats.” [“Loops” / Track Review] - Exclaim!
Tour Dates: Apr. 09 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz* Apr. 15 - Boston, MA - Great Scott* Apr. 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Barbary* Apr. 17 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge* Apr. 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right* Apr. 19 - Washington, DC - DC9* Apr. 21 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5* Apr. 24 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s* Apr. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo* May 02 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop* May 04 - Seattle, WA - The Sunset* May 05 - Portland, OR - Holocene* May 08 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry* May 09 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle* May 15 - Copenhagen, DK - Pop Revo Festival, Atlas May 16 - Rome, IT - Spring Attitude Festival May 19 - Lile, FR - La Peniche May 20 - London, UK - Electrowerkz May 21 - Dublin, IE - Hidden Agenda @ Whelans May 22 - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana May 23 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen May 24 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo May 26 - Brighton, UK - The Hope May 27 - Bruges, BE Cactus May 28 - Amsterdam, NL - OT301 May 29 - Paris, FR - Le Pop Up du Label May 30 - Bordeaux, FR - Iboat Jun. 02 - Cologne, DE - Studio 672 Jun. 03 - Hamburg, DE - Volt Jun. 04 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub * w/ Moon King
Lost post-punk classic from 1980. A unique mixture of noisy riffs, angular pop melodies and dubwise production aesthetic.
Second ever album release on On-U Sound, never issued before on CD or Digital.
Can be filed alongside early work by Wire, Gang Of Four and Public Image Limited; and uncannily predates later work by contemporary bands such as Liars and Battles.
Remastered from the original tapes and fully annotated with sleevenotes by the band, plus photos and memorabilia.
All formats include 6 bonus tracks, 3 of which are previously unheard.
The Mothmen emerged from the ashes of two legendary Manchester groups – comedy/satire band Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, and the first line-up of Factory Records band The Durutti Column. They also contributed to the beginnings of longrunning dub collective Suns Of Arqa.
Band members Chris Joyce and Tony Bowers went onto become the rhythm section in the classic 80s line-up of Simply Red, whilst multi-instrumentalist Bob Harding ran lauded reggae reissue label Blood & Fire. Tragically, guitarist Dave Rowbotham was murdered in 1991, but was immortalised in the Happy Mondays song “Cowboy Dave”.
A missing part of the early On-U Sound Records story restored to life and a great example of early-80s UK DIY post-punk music. At times exhibiting psych-tinged tunefulness on tracks such as “Not Moving” and “Change Direction” (or their unreleased cover of Syd Barrett’s “Vegetable Man”). Other tracks are heavier, such as the trance-inducing repetitive rhythms of “Mothman” which recalls 70s German groups such as Can or Amon Düül II.
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