Best Coast @ Pershing Square 7/14

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The Melvins @ Observatory 7/12



All photos taken in Santa Ana by Dale Walker.

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Jessica Pratt European Mini Tour ~ Fall 2018

JP's Otherworldly Tour 

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Round the World

Jessica Pratt, a recent addition to the Mexican Summer fam (+ Marfa Myths 2018 enchantress), heads to Europe this fall on a mini tour of sorts. Last month, JP announced her North American Tour with Mex Sum alum Kurt Vile (peep those dates below). In the midst of this already stacked tour, Pratt will pop over to London, Brussels, Utrect, and Berlin for select shows. She'll be sharing songs off her forthcoming album, so get in where you fit in.  

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Jonathan Wilson Shares "Sunset Boulevard" Video; 'Rare Birds' LP Out Now

Jonathan Wilson Unveils Video For "Sunset Boulevard"

Lincoln Center Show This Month

West Coast Tour in September on Sale Now

Photo Credit: Andrea Nakhla

Jonathan Wilson unveiled his new video, for "Sunset Boulevard", today. Premiering earlier today on Conan O'Brien's Team Coco site, you can watch it HERE. The atmospheric music video, directed by Arielle Pytka, sees Wilson navigate the famous Los Angeles' boulevard at night in one of his own classic cars, a 1975 Porsche 911. The track, taken from his acclaimed album Rare Birds was also one of three that Wilson performed on his recent CBS This Morning appearance.




Wilson's third album Rare Birds - featuring collaborations with Father John Misty, Lucius, Laraaji and Lana Del Rey - was released March 2nd on Bella Union to rave reviews. He returns to the US for a headline tour in September plus a performance at Lincoln Center's Out Of Doors Festival in Manhattan on July 29th. The performance is free. This show marks a return to the US at the tail end of over 18 months of touring as part of Roger Waters arena-packing band on the lauded Us + Them Tour, which has played over 200shows on three continents. Upon returning to his adopted hometown of Los Angeles this month he'll make his KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic debut on July 23rd.

A highly sought after record producer, North Carolina native Wilson recently produced Father John Misty's GRAMMY winning Pure Comedy. He also saw widespread acclaim heaped on his production of Karen Elson's sophomore LP Double Roses and Conor Oberst's Upside Down Mountain.

Praise for Rare Birds:

"Rare Birds is easily Wilson's most lavishly orchestrated work... At once cosmic and chillingly immediate, Rare Birds shows Wilson exploring the many possible outcomes of that old equation of inspiration - heartbreak plus time equals art... He's an utterly original and irreverent thinker who's evolving with blinding speed." - NPR

"Wilson's latest nods at Zappa, Talk Talk, Peter Gabriel and The Byrds... Rare Birds unpacks a wealth of sonic detail... This feels like a record you could lose yourself in for months." - MOJO - 4 Stars ****

"Rare Birds is a strikingly original, complex and inspired work, one that requires your attention and rewards repeated spins." - American Songwriter - 4****


July 29 - New York, NY @ Out Of Doors Festival at Lincoln Center*
August 20 - Helsinki, Finland @ G Livelab (Solo Show)
August 30-September 02 - Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
September 04 - Gateshead, UK @ Sage
September 06 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
September 07 - London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
September 08 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg OZ
September 09 - Berlin, Germany @ Volksb├╝hne
September 11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo Club
September 13 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
September 14 - Paris, France @ Cabaret Sauvage
September 15 - Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie
September 16 - Milan, Italy @ Santeria Social Club
September 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater+
September 21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
September 22 -  San Francisco, CA @ The Independent^
September 24 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios^
September 26 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern^

*with Lucy Dacus
+with Amo Amo
^ w/ William Tyler

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En Orbita Fest 7/15 @ LPR (Os Mutantes/Martin Rev/Lee Ranaldo)

Os Mutantes, Lee Ranaldo, Yonatan Gat, A Place To Bury Strangers & More Play En Orbita Festival At Le Poisson Rouge (New Location) On 7/15

Festival Also Features Panels & Exhibitions Curated In Collaboration With The MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative
En Orbita was always intended to be a dialogue between science and music- an expression of how music connects across spaces, cultures... and potentially dimensions.

July 15 in NYC marks the third-ever edition of the festival, with a lineup for the ages. The festival will see performances from none other than the godparents of Latin American Psychedelia, Os Mutantes. Also sharing sounds is the outstanding and recently buzz-heavy Yonatan Gat- the former member of Israeli garage rock outfit Monotonix who recently has been captivating international audiences with his brand of spiritual noise (take a listen, you'll get it). Martin Rev from the legendary band Suicide will grace the space. A Place To Bury Strangers represents New York with their cerebral post-punk and Boston-based Chilean band Breaking Forms blesses the stage with what's been dubbed Bubbly Space PopTres Warren from the band Psychic Ills is releasing a new project with Berlin based,  chilean architect and artist, Alfredo  Thiermann called "Land In Sky". The record was published by the label Sacred Bones

Alongside a quite otherworldly lineup, the festival will also include talks and exhibits, featuring the performing artists

Nicole L'Huillier and Xin Liu, of the group Space Exploration Initiative from MIT Media Lab, will be presenting the work they have done which explores the connections between sound and vision, as well as what human expression means in outer space. Telemetron, Orbit Weaver, and Teserrae are the three projects exhibit during En Orbita, all three of them created with the intention of exploring living systems for humans in outer space.

The main topic of the talks will be: creativity, why we do the things that we do, like the panel:

"Creating back then, creating now", presented by Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Sergio Dias (Os Mutantes) and Martin Rev (Suicide)

Or the conversation about the Telemetron: a music instrument built to be used in space or in zero gravity, with Oliver Ackermann (founder of A Place To Bury Strangers and the effects pedal company Death by Audio) and Lee Ranaldo discovering its uses and how it works.

You can see the whole program in


En Orbita takes place at Le Poisson Rouge On 7/15.

A Little En Orbita History

En Orbita has had two wildly successful versions so far, both in its hometown Santiago, Chile. It's managed to bring in amazing international acts like Cigarettes After Sex, Los Mirlos, The Sonics, Damo Suzuki, Lee Ranaldo, Parquet Courts, Holy Wave, Juana Molina, as well as showcase local Chilean gems like Miss Garrison and Protistas (among many others).

It's had insightful talks from multi-disciplinary speakers ranging from Ian Svenonius (of the band The Make-Up) to Sean Bohrman, head of Burger Records to Sergio Diaz, cofounder of Os Mutantes to Public Image ltd. (among other bands), drummer and current speaker, academic and writer Martin Atkins.

En Orbita approaches the ever-changing music industry and its place in our universe with brutal honesty and celestial optimism- looking to confront the challenges it faces while simultaneously daydreaming up solutions and reminding us why we're all here in the first place- the music. As founder Carmen Barahona says, "it's the first step for a dialogue we want to open in the world." 

About The MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative 

The Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative was created during the 2016-2017 school year. The initiative has since grown from grassroots student interest to a team of over 50 students, faculty, and staff actively prototyping our open-access, space-hacking future. The initiative supports 20+ research projects (from satellite constellation algorithms to astrobiology). Examples include The Telemetron (a unique mode of musical performance that takes advantage of the poetics of zero gravity) and the Orbit Weaver (Orbit Weaver is a series of imaginative interactions with moving bodies in zero gravity)- both of which will be on display on July 13 (location TBA) 

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ModPods @ Observatory 7/12

All photos taken in Santa Ana by Dale Walker.

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The National Release 'Boxer Live In Brussels', Announce Additional U.S. Tour Dates

Boxer Live In Brussels
Out Today Digitally + on CD

Announce Additional U.S. Tour Dates in Chicago, Santa Barbara + Kansas City


To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their acclaimed album Boxer, The National performed the record from beginning to end at a very special show in Brussels, Belgium on November 9th, 2017. The vinyl was released exclusively on Record Store Day, which sold out immediately. Today, the live LP has been released digitally and on CD. Listen to "Fake EmpireHERE.

The National have also announced 3 additional U.S. tour dates: August 2 at The Metro in Chicago (an Official Lollapalooza Aftershow), Starlight Theatre in Kansas City on October 7, and September 22 in Santa Barbara at Santa Barbara Bowl. These dates are among other shows including The National presents: There's No Leaving New York; a two-day event on 9/29 and 9/30 at Forest Hills Stadium. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Future Islands, Cat Power, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, U.S. Girls, Bully, Adia Victoria are also on the bill. Two-day tickets are SOLD OUT. Visit americanmary.com for more information. See below for the daily lineup and a full rundown of all upcoming U.S. dates:

Sept 29 - The National, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, Adia Victoria

Sept 30 - The National, Future Islands, Cat Power, U.S. Girls, Bully

The National have established themselves as mainstays of arenas and festivals with sold-out performances and headlining slots around the world. The band won a GRAMMY award for Best Alternative Music Album category for their 2017 release Sleep Well Beast during The Recording Academy® 60th annual GRAMMY® Awards.

Watch the band perform "Day I Die" on Ellen HERE.

Praise for Sleep Well Beast
"On their first album since scoring a Grammy nomination four years ago, The National have mastered their own sound, a brooding tunefulness they've streamlined into their prettiest batch of songs in a career of constantly topping themselves."
Consequence of Sound (50 Best Albums of 2017)
"It's the rare album that's both of the moment and timeless."
USA Today (10 Best Albums of 2017)
"It's a rock record that rages against our freakish cultural moment not by sloganeering but by turning inward, circling wagons, taking stock of beauty and love and gathering strength for what lies ahead."
Rolling Stone (50 Best Albums of 2017)
"Sleep Well Beast highlights the National's penchant for magnifying insular conflicts into something a lot of us can relate to in that moment, a record detailing marital struggles and familial bonds during what feels like the end of the world."
Stereogum (50 Best Albums of 2017)
"An hour-long odyssey into the darkness of our times, both political and personal, Sleep Well Beast is quietly, gorgeously insinuating, from the Leonard Cohen-esque "Nobody Else Will Be There" to the electronic thrum that drives the incredible title track."
AV Club (20 Best Albums of 2017)
"This album, so full of anger and fear and cautious hope for the future, is an exquisitely unpredictable animal."
UPROXX (50 Best Albums of 2017)
"Between the swaggering rock of the first half and the roving electronic ballads of the second, Sleep Well Beast shows The National is a band that only gets bolder with age."
Digital Trends (50 Best Albums of 2017)

Photo Credit: Graham MacIndoe

2018 Tour Dates
July 13 - Lisbon, Portugal - Nos Alive
July 14 - Werchter, Belgium - TW Classic
July 29 - Detroit, MI - Mo Pop Festival
July 30 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
July 31 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
August 2 - Chicago, IL - Metro (w/ Alex Lahey)
August 3 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
August 4 - Toronto, ON - Fort York
August 5 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga
Sept 7 - Milan, Italy - Milano Rocks
Sept 8 - Berlin, Germany - Lollapalooza Berlin
Sept 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium (w/ Phoebe Bridgers)
Sept 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium (w/ Phoebe Bridgers) - SOLD OUT
Sept 22 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl (w/ Phoebe Bridgers)
Sept 24 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
Sept 25 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
Sep 27 - Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Center (w/ Phoebe Bridgers + Cat Power)
Sept 28 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ Phoebe Bridgers + Cat Power)
Sept 29 - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium - The National presents: There's No Leaving New York *
Sept 30 - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium - The National presents: There's No Leaving New York #
Oct 5-7 - Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX
Oct 7 - Starlight Theatre - Kansas City, MO (w/ Alvvays)
Oct 9 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater (w/ Sharon Van Etten)
Oct 12-14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival

* w/ Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Cigarettes After Sex, Phoebe Bridgers, Adia Victoria
# w/ Future Islands, Cat Power, U.S. Girls, Bully

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The Lemon Twigs 'Go To School'

The Lemon Twigs

The Lemon Twigs ‘Go To School’ will be released worldwide on August 24th (with the LP/CD to follow in North America on September 14th).
You can get exclusive access to very special record release shows in London, New York and Los Angeles by pre-ordering the album on 2xLP, 2xLP + Limited 7”, or CD from the band's site before July 17thhttp://thelemontwigs.com
New track ‘If You Give Enough’ is out now, you can listen here or in the player below.
You can find all details on the new album here.

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James Set To Release New Album 'Living In Extraordinary Times' Out August 3. Debut Live Video For 'Hank' Today






One of the UK’s most creatively restless and most loved bands James are proud to announce the release of their new album ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’. Scheduled for release August 3 through Infectious/BMG, the album is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles

As their album release date approaches, the band released a live video for "Hank," taken from their forthcoming new album 'Living In Extraordinary' Times. The video, filmed live at Victoria Theatre Halifax, is a perfect example of the passion and emotion that drives the bands live performances. It sees them in fine form and typically outspoken, with Tim signing of “White fascists in the white house/More beetroot in your Russian stew” and “A jester prancing like a fool/In jest digest the monster/This president’s a dangerous tool”. Watch the special live performance of "HankHERE.

‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ follows the release of their recent Better Than That EP, the band’s first new music since their hugely successful 2016 album ‘Girl at the End of the World’, which debuted at number two in the UK album charts, second only to Adele – their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years.

‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ is the band’s 15th studio album, and delivers the same vigor and urgency as its predecessors, a fusion of social commentary and personal reflection, covering everything from the current political climate in America, to a mystical love song like 'Leviathan,' fronting the memorable lines: “Fucking love. Fucking and love. Before they drop the bomb make sure you get enough," and the lonesome Father’s Day in the heartfelt ‘Coming Home (Pt. 2)’, the latter of which also features keyboard from long-time collaborator Brian Eno.  

Vocalist Tim Booth said: “We knew something was up when Leicester city won the league then Brexit, then Trump. It is as if we'd slipped into an alternate reality, a Philip K Dick reality. We are living in extraordinary times.” The album started life during jam sessions at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studios and finished recording at Iguana Studios in Brixton. Beni was already working with the band on creating a new rhythmical approach when Charlie joined the project after being blown away by the band live. “This album is full of big tunes,” Andrew states. “Tim and the guys are all very good at writing huge hooks. There’s some really big, energetic tracks and some nice, chilled ones. There’s some monstrous tracks, like ‘Hank’, which is just vast with layers and layers of drums.”

The striking album artwork was created by contemporary artist and former Vivienne Westwooddesigner Magnus Gjoen. Gjoen draws inspiration from street and pop art aesthetics, juxtaposing them with fine art. His work challenges preconceived notions of objects, exploring the stark contrast between power and fragility - something which is potentially extremely destructive can be made into beautiful yet fragile objects of art, tying in with the themes of the album by exploring the space between politics and tranquility.

‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ will be available on CD, heavyweight double vinyl, and digital via Infectious/BMG on August 3.

Click HERE for pre-order options.

Additionally, the album will be available as a hardback booked deluxe CD featuring 4 extra tracks – 3 demos plus 1 track from the album sessions. Exclusive signed bundles and a limited yellow gatefold package featuring double white colored vinyl are available via the artist store.

Coming Home (Pt.2)
Many Faces
How Hard The Day
Extraordinary Times
Picture Of This Place
Hope To Sleep
Better Than That
What’s It All About

Coming Home (Pt.2)
Many Faces
How Hard The Day
Extraordinary Times
Picture Of This Place
Hope To Sleep
Better Than That
What’s It All About
Backward Glances (bonus track)
Moving Car (demo)
Overdose (demo)
Trouble (demo)

James are one of the UK’s most creatively restless and most loved artists. After signing to Factory Records in 1982, the band went on to release a series of successful hit singles. From ‘Sit Down’ to ‘She’s A Star’, ‘Laid’, ‘Come Home’, ‘Moving On to ‘Nothing But Love’ their uniquely diverse sound spans over 14 studio albums released over three decades, achieving both critical and commercial success whilst also curating a base of dedicated fans and selling over 25 million albums worldwide, playing shows across the globe and cementing their status as one of the most iconic live British bands. 2016 saw the release of Girl at the End of the World, their most commercially and critically successful album for nearly twenty years. 

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