5/31/2012

VIVA POMONA! @ The Glasshouse July 14th


Viva Pomona!









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The Hives "Lex Hives" Streaming

The Hives - Lex Hives
THE HIVES' UNIVERSALLY-HERALDED LEX HIVES
STREAMING IN FULL AT THE NEW YORKER
JOSH HOMME-PRODUCED BONUS TRACKS STREAMING NOW
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE 19

The Hives' highly-anticipated new album Lex Hives is due out next week, and in celebration, the album is streaming in its entirety at The New Yorker as well as on the band's Facebook page. In addition, the band has unveiled two bonus tracks produced and recorded by Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age): "Insane" is streaming at RollingStone, and "High School Shuffle" is streaming at RCRDLBL. Both tracks are available on the Deluxe Edition of Lex Hives, which is now available to pre-order on iTunes.

Watch The Hives discuss each track from Lex Hives at Paste Magazine:

Due out June 5 via the band's own Disques Hives, the album is receiving overwhelming worldwide acclaim. NME declares "Let it be said, Lex Hives is amazing," and Q Magazine's 4-star review asserts "Lex Hives fizzes with the energy of a debut album, the quintet emphatically back to what they do best." The Toronto Sun praises "a mighty half-hour of slashing guitars, crashing drums - and plenty of neo-Jagger swagger from Howlin' Pelle. Lex is more." The Hives recently returned to Later...with Jools Holland where they performed their hit single "Go Right Ahead."

The band is gearing upfora North American tour that kicks off June 19 in Washington, D.C. A more extensive U.S. headlining tour is in the works for this Fall and includes a stop in Denver on September 16 for a KTCL radio show at Red Rocks alongside Silversun Pickups. Further details to come.

The Hives are Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, and Vigilante Carlstroem.

THE HIVES - JUNE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR: 
June 19 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
June 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
June 22 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 23 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
June 25 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
June 26 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
June 27 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo's
June 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
June 30 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre


The Hives' new album Lex Hives is available now for deluxe pre-order on iTunes.

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THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS





DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THE FLAMING LIPS WILL RELEASE ITS RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE ALBUM - THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS - PHYSICALLY AND DIGITALLY ON JUNE 26TH

RSD TOP-SELLER FEATURES LIPS' COLLABORATIONS WITH KE$HA, BON IVER, NICK CAVE, YOKO ONO AND OTHERS

THE FLAMING LIPS TIED FOR MOST NOMINATIONS FOR O MUSIC AWARDS, WILL ATTEMPT TO BREAK JAY-Z'S GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR MOST CONCERT PERFORMANCES DURING WORLD'S FIRST LIVE 24-HOUR LIVE STREAM ON JUNE 27

NEW STUDIO ALBUM DUE LATER THIS YEAR

May 31, 2012 - (Burbank, CA) - One of the most anticipated albums of the year, THE FLAMING LIPS' THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS sold out instantly at retail outlets around the world when it was released on vinyl in honor of Record Store Day this past April 21st. Now, due to overwhelming demand, Warner Bros. Records will make the album available on physical CD and digitally via all digital retailers on June 26th.

It's no surprise that THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS was among the Top 3 best-selling albums on Record Store Day, due to its collaborative nature with an unexpected array of Special Guests, its aesthetic beauty pressed into vibrant psychedelic rainbows of color (no two pressings alike) and the simple fact that THE FLAMING LIPS deliver something special with each new release.  

THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS just may be their most adventurous recorded experience to date. The album contains the band's unique and experimental collaborations with a diverse cross-section of heavy friends from every corner of the musical cosmos, including vocal and musical assistance from such disparate playmates as Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and many more. A new track recorded with Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory is exclusive to the CD and digital versions and was not included on the vinyl edition.

In other LIPS' news, the band is nearing completion of its next official studio album, which is due this fall with a tour to coincide. For those who require yet MORE LIPS action, we're pleased to report that this fall, THE LIPS' along with multiple Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff will premiere their musical production of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots at the La Jolla Playhouse for the theater's 2012 / 2013 season. More on that later, but for or now, go here for further info.

As previously announced by MTV, The O Music Awards -- a digitally driven event that celebrates and honors the artists, fans and innovators impacting digital music culture - will play out through the world's first 24-hour award show live stream, on June 27th. This special event, will unfold via a historic bus ride through the Mississippi Delta, the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Running tandem with the awards, two-time nominee The Flaming Lips will board a tricked-out bus and zigzag across the region in attempt to break Jay-Z's Guinness World Records® title for the Most Live Concerts In 24 Hours (Multiple Cities) hitting a total of 8 cities -- starting in Memphis and ending in New Orleans. Fans can vote at OMusicAwards.com in a wide assortment of categories that
include Must Follow Artist on Twitter, Best Online Concert Experience, Most Adorable Viral Star, Fan Army FTW, Best Music App and Digital Genius Award. Go toThe O Music Awards at: www.omusicawards.com. Vote for THE FLAMING LIPS and all your wildest dreams will come true.

And speaking of your wildest dreams, don't miss THE LIPS on tour this summer:
Fri June 1       Happy Funtime Fest / Gexa Energy Pavilion     Dallas, TX
Sat June 2      Free Press Summer Fest                              Houston, TX
ThurJune 8     Primavera Sound Fest.                                Porto, Portugal
FriJune 9        Parklife Weekender                                     Manchester, UK
SatJune 16     NXNW Fest./ Young Dundas Sq                    Toronto, CAN
Thur June 21    Liberty Hall                                              Lawrence, KS
Fri  June 22      Liberty Hall                                              Lawrence, KS
SunJune 24     Rivers Edge Fest / Harriet Island Park            St. Paul. MN
Sat July 7        Kongsberg Jazz Fest.                                 Kongsberg, NOR
Tues July 10     Sherwood Fest                                         Padua, Italy
WedJuly 11      Le Gru                                                    Turin, Italy
FriJuly 13        Colours of Ostrava Fest                             Ostrava, Czech
Sun July 15       Dour Fest                                               Dour, Belgium
FriJuly 20         All Good Fest                                          Thornville, OH
Sun July 22       Firefly Music Fest                                     Dover, DE
FriJuly 27         Greenville Fest                                        Schonwalde-Glien, GER
Sun Aug 16        LouFest / Forest Park                               St. Louis, MO


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PIANO MAGIC "Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet"

ONE OF LONDON'S GREATEST UNDERGROUND BANDS, PIANO MAGIC, RELEASE
BRAND NEW ALBUM 'LIFE HAS NOT FINISHED WITH ME YET'
JUNE 12TH THROUGH SAINT MARIE RECORDS

Photo: John Barrett
The 11th official album by Anglo-French popular underground oxymoron, Piano Magic, ‘Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet’, sees the group emerging from beneath the wreckage of previous guitar-heavy albums to re-investigate the darker, more electronic sonic themes of their earlier work. Instant parallels will inevitably be drawn with the ghostly chamber pop of 1999’s ‘Artists Rifles’ and the even earlier surreal romanticism of ‘Low Birth Weight’. At the core, once again, Glen Johnson’s unashamedly nihilistic ruminations on the human condition, though now shrouded in foggy analog synth washes, pulsing heart beats, cathedral reverbs and Joe Meek-esque spectral vox.  This is an album of beautiful, indispensible baroque ghostliness, of disconnected hearts and oceans. Touchstones would be the new, airless beauty of Regis and Raim, the timeless gravitas of Dead Can Dance and the urban, though melodic, isolationist output of late 70’s/early 80’s Factory records.
Listen to 'Slightest Of Threads' (click on image):
 
 
Since 1996, Piano Magic have established themselves as something of an oxymoron: a popular underground band. Previously hailed as a secret love amongst European darkwave enthusiasts, recent concerts in their home city of London have revealed a confident foray into quieter, more fragile, melodic material, eschewing the dynamic, cathartic guitar barrages of recent albums, ‘Part Monster’ and ‘Ovations’ . Often cited for their selective collaborations (with Vashti Bunyan, Low, Dead Can Dance), ‘Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet’ is the group stripped back to the core of Glen Johnson, Jerome Tcherneyan, Angele David Guillou, Franck Alba and Alasdair Streer, albeit with a small supporting orchestral cast. Josh Hight (of Irons) adds his voice to ‘Judas’ , ‘The Way We Treat Animals’ and ‘A Secret Never Told’.
 
‘”Life Has Not Finished With Me Yet’ is released June 12th through Saint Marie Records.

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5/30/2012

GARBAGE @ The Roxy tonight

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GARBAGE'S NOT YOUR KIND OF PEOPLE 
IS THE NUMBER ONE ALTERNATIVE ALBUM 
IN THE COUNTRY
LOS ANGELES, CA - May 30, 2012 - Garbage's first album in seven years, Not Your Kind of People, is the #1 Alternative Album in the country this week and the #2 independent album.   The band debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart last week selling 19,281 digital albums via iTunes where the album was available exclusively for the week.   This week the album jumped up to #12 on the Top 200 Chart this week scanning over 22,000 units.

Garbage just wound down a tour of the East Coast and returned to Los Angeles where they will play a party tonight celebrating the music issue of Nylon magazine featuring front-woman Shirley Manson on the cover. 

  

  Purchase Not Your Kind of People:
Amazon MP3 ( Standard Edition |  Deluxe Edition

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Garbage 2012 Tour Dates

JUNE
1st - Santa Barbara, CA - KJEE Summer Round Up, Santa Barbara Bowl
2nd - Mountain View, CA - Live 105 BFD, Shoreline Ampitheater
3rd - San Diego, CA - 91x X-Fest
9th - Warsaw, Poland - Orange Warsaw Festival
11th - Samara, Russia - Rock on Volga Festival
12th - Odessa, Ukraine - Prosto Rock Festival
16th - Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfred Festival
17th - Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
19th - Amsterdamn, Holland - Melkweg Max
22nd - Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany - Southside Festival
23rd - Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival, Red Stage
24th - Paris, France - Solidays Festival
27th - Luxemburg - Rockhal
28th - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter, Pyramid Marquee
29th - Arras, France - Main Square Festival

JULY
1st - London, UK - Brixton Academy
2nd - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
3rd - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy 
4th - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands 
6th - Bucharest, Romania - B'Estfest
8th - Herouville St Clair, France - Festival Beauregard
11th - Vigevano, Italy - 10 Giorni Suoanti Festival
12th - Rome, Italy - Fiesta Campanelle Roma Rock
14th - Bilbao, Spain - BBK Live Festival
15th - Aix-les-Bains, France - Musilac Festival
17th - Arles, France - Les Escales du Cargo Festival 
19th - Oporto, Portugal - Mares Vivas Festival
21st - Nyon, Switzerland - Paleo Festival

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Jesus and Mary Chain: west coast tour 2012





The Jesus and Mary Chain tour dates:

June 14: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, USA w/ Magic Wands
June 15: Hollywood Park, Inglewood, CA, USA
June 16: House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV, USA
June 17: House of Blues, San Diego, CA, USA

Sept. 5: House of Blues, New Orleans, LA, USA
Sept. 7: Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh, N.C., USA
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NITE JEWEL @ KCRW








All photos by RACHEL ROBINSON. Nite Jewel will be playing on KCRW today May 30th 2012.
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TRASH TALK SIGNS TO ODD FUTURE RECORDS

TRASH TALK SIGNS TO ODD FUTURE RECORDS

NEW ALBUM 119 DUE THIS FALL

ANNOUNCE MASSIVE EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR

 
Odd Future Records has signed the hardcore punk bank Trash Talk. Their new album 119 will be released this fall in a partnership with the band's Trash Talk Collective label. Trash Talk is currently on tour overseas. Below is video for "Awake" from their Awake EP available now on iTunes as well as on their upcoming tour dates.

TRASH WANG. OFWGKTA.  


TOUR DATES

6/01 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival  
6/04 Segrate (Milan), Italy - Circolo Magnolia 
6/05 Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo w/ OFF  
6/07 Eindhoven, Holland - Area 51 Skate Park
6/08 Leisnig, Germany - Sucks and Summer Festival
6/10 Cologne, Germany - Underground 
6/12 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang 
6/13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset 
6/14 Stockholm, Sweden - Slussen 
6/17 Birmingham, UK - The Rainbow
6/18 Brighton, UK - The Haunt 
6/19 Bristol, UK - The Croft
6/20 London, UK - The Garage 
6/21 Glasgow, UK - King Tuts 
6/22 Newcastle, UK - Academy 2 
6/23 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club 
6/24 Milton Keynes, UK - Craufurd Arms
6/25 Manchester, UK - Soundcontrol 
6/26 Nottingham, UK - Rock City Basement 
6/27 Brugge, Belgium - JH Thope 
6/28 Lille, France - St Saveur 
6/29 Tours, France - Canadian Cafe
6/30 Toulouse, France - Saint Des Seins
7/02 Berlin, Germany - Cassiopaia 
7/03 Hanover, Germany - Bei Chez Heinz 
7/05 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival 



trashtalk 
Trash Talk photo by Brick Stowell 


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The Henry Miller Library



THE HENRY MILLER LIBRARY 

ANNOUNCE
 

JOANNA NEWSOM & PHILIP GLASS  
25TH JUNE 2012 - WARFIELD THEATRE 
  
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
FUNDRAISING EVENTS 
 

 
"The Library isn't a remnant of what Big Sur was; it's the beating cultural heart of Big Sur right now" CNN (2011)
  
 
 
  
The Henry Miller Library is the cultural heart of Big Sur; the magical locale that Henry Miller himself attributes to being  "the first place (he) felt like home in America"; The Henry Miller Library is the central gathering point for all local artist, writers, musicians and poets. Widely hailed as a "must visit" in the area, the library pulsates on an indescribably wonderful vibration that's often characterized as the true spirit of Big Sur.

The library is not only a literary abode but a host to many special events and concerts, among those have graced the Henry Miller stage include; Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Arcade Fire and MGMT.

Subsisting on it's own supremacy, The Henry Miller Library is a non-for-profit organization that operates strictly on donations and they need to raise $140,000 to build new bathrooms that meet regulation, to kick off the fundraising drive the library will be throwing a series of big events which will include such names as Jenny Lewis, Philip Glass and Joanna Newsom.

Kicking off the series in fine fair will be a double headliner - Philip Glass will be performing with Joanna Newsom on Monday 25th June at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco. 




May 24 - Big Big Big Sur Fashion Show

June 6 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Forest Theater in Carmel, CA)

June 7 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

June 13 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Forest Theater in Carmel, CA)

June 14 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

June 15 - Jenny Lewis

June 17 - Poetry reading with Carolyn Mary Kleefeld and Peter Thabit Jones

June 20 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Forest Theater in Carmel, CA)

June 21 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

June 23 - "Handmade Houses" booksigning with Richard Olsen

June 25 - Philip Glass and Joanna Newsom with Tim Fair (benefit concert at the Warfield in San Francisco)

June 27 - Levi Strom

June 27 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Forest Theater in Carmel, CA)

June 28 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

June 29 - Lucinda Williams

July 4 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Museum of Monterey)

July 5 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

July 11 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Museum of Monterey)

July 12 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

July 18 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Museum of Monterey)

July 19 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

July 25 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Museum of Monterey)

July 26 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

July 29 - Celebration of Woody Guthrie

August 1 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Museum of Monterey)

August 2 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

August 4 - Woodsist Festival, Day 1

August 5 - Woodsist Festival, Day 2

August 8 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Museum of Monterey)

August 9 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

August 15 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Museum of Monterey)

August 16 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

August 22 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (at Museum of Monterey)

August 23 - Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series

August 26 - Big Sur International Short Filn Screening Series Finale

Late August - Henry Miller Library Donor Thank-You Party   

 


 more info, dates and events HERE


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5/29/2012

The Mynabirds GENERALS

Team Coco Premieres Full Album Stream

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The Mynabirds, GENERALS

More Tour Dates Added To Summer Tour 



We are ecstatic to announce that Late Night With Conan O'Brien's Team Coco premiered the full album stream of The Mynabirds' sophomore album, GENERALS, today (out June 5th on Saddle Creek). Click HERE to listen to the full album.

GENERALS is both a protest record and concept album. It's fueled by a full decade of Burhenn's political frustration and aimed at finding a revolutionary yet pacifist way in a world where, these days, it seems warring comes quick. Musically you can hear echoes of early PJ Harvey, politically-charged Nina Simone and Low-era David Bowie. It gets down and hip hop dirty, flirts with African melodies and rhythms, goes four-on-the-floor for all out dance jams and has plenty of percussion. Burhenn even plays drums herself on a couple of songs, and a 5-gallon bucket in homage to DC street Go-Go on another.

Lyrically, GENERALS sings the voice of the collective frustration, then moves beyond that. "It was important for me that this record made sense of my own anger and turned it into positive energy," Burhenn says. "I needed it to be transformative – of both the individual and the body politic. It's as much a meditation on Walt Whitman's hope for America as Gandhi's directive to 'be the change you want to see in the world.'"

The album's name comes from a Richard Avedon photo entitled "Generals of the Daughters of the American Revolution." Looking at the portrait of upper class ladies in their pristine satin gowns, Burhenn considered her own supposed eligibility to be a member of DAR and thought about what true revolutionary American women look like. The lineage of women that have stood up to injustice for well over a hundred years – women like Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem, Naomi Wolf – they get their hands dirty. And Burhenn wanted to pay tribute to that.

In conjunction with the release of the album, Burhenn is launching a portrait project called The New Revolutionists (www.thenewrevolutionists.org). In an election year when so much time, energy and money will be spent on political contests, Burhenn wanted to shine a light on women making a difference – often on shoestring or even nonexistent budgets – in their own communities all over America, whether they're making headlines or not.

The Mynabirds Tour Dates
* = Just Announced Tour Dates

06/08: Omaha, NE – Slowdown
06/15: Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
06/16: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
06/17: Chicago, IL – Schuba's
06/19: Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
06/20: Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
06/21: Harrisburg, PA – The Abbey Bar
06/22: New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
06/23: Washington, DC – Black Cat
06/24: Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda's
06/25: Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
06/27: Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
06/28: Atlanta, GA – The Earl
06/29: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
06/30: Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
07/01: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
07/02: Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
07/20: Sioux City, IA @ Fridays on the Promenade *
07/25: Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe *
07/26: New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar *
07/27: Houston, TX @ Rudyard's *
07/28: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
07/30: Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
07/31: Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite Club *
 
08/01: San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord *
08/03: Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
08/04-08/05: Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08/07: Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
08/08: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
08/09: Denver, CO @ Hi Dive *
08/11: Omaha, NE @ MAHA Music Festival

The single “Generals” is available NOW on iTunes HERE
 
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LIARS: NPR STREAMS WIXIW IN ‘FIRST LISTEN’

 
 
 
“NO. 1 AGAINST THE RUSH” DIGITAL EP RELEASED TODAY
FEATURING REMIXES BY  MATMOS  & VINCE CLARKE
 
 
WIXIW is Liars' "electronic" record, and a darn good one at that.”
 -NPR
 
“Liars walked away with what may be the most enjoyable
album of their career.” 
-SPIN
 
“In essence, it’s a dark pop masterpiece." 
-KCRW
 
 
Photo Credit: Zen Sekizawa
 
 
NEW ALBUMWIXIWOUT JUNE 5TH
CD, VINYL & DIGITAL FORMAT
 
 
Liars are Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross. In preparation for their upcoming sixth studio release, Liars have partnered with NPR for a “First Listen” to premiere WIXIW. B eing touted as “the best Radiohead album since Kid A,” we are excited for you to hear the album in its’ entirety as the band embraces whole new levels of anxiety, darkness and mystery.
 
 In support of WIXIW ‘s release on June 5th, 2012 the band will be touring this summer commencing in New York City on June 20th at Webster Hall. Oneohtrix Point Never has just been announced as the opener for the New York City show.
 
All tour dates are currently ON SALE!
 
The band recently released a video for their first single “No. 1 Against The Rush.” In traditional Liars fashion the plot is drenched in layers of creepy madness, following each member of the band as they are abducted by a shadowy figure in downtown LA.
 
Aaron Hemphill discusses collaboration behind the scenes with the Director, LA-based artist Todd Cole (known for his films for the fashion king Rodarte): “Beginning with Patrick Daughters' video for “Plaster Casts Of Everything,” we've really enjoyed giving directors complete freedom in executing a visual interpretation of a Liars song entirely based on their own reaction…free from any factual references or creative input from us. We were really won over by Todd Cole's enthusiasm for “No. 1 Against The Rush”, as well as his very musical and rhythmic pacing in his treatment. Despite being wrapped head to toe in plastic, being dragged through broken glass, and being strangled to the ground, we ha d the easiest job to do on the set and we eagerly look forward to any new forms of punishment that can be inflicted upon us in making the next video.”
 
The video was recently featured on the last episode of MTV’s Weird Vibes!
 
 
 
“No. 1 Against The Rush”is available via digital download on May 29th and on 12" in June preceding the 11-track album, WIXIW (pronounced “wish you”), out June 5th, 2012. The single will feature remixes of the title track from Vince Clarke (Erasure / VCMG / Yaz) and Matmos plus an exclusive b-side, “We’ll Never Learn."
 
This exclusive remix is by People Get Ready, and will unavailable elsewhere, so listen to it while you can!
 
Angus Andrew explains the album title WIXIW,  “’wish you’ is a familiar and universal sentiment of longing and hope, but when misspelt becomes uniquely shrouded and difficult to interpret, which in many ways is representative of our music and the songs we wrote for this album."
 
 
WIXIW is Liars’ sixth studio album and the follow up to 2010’s critically lauded Sisterworld, which garnered an 8.1 Pitchfork rating and Best New Music distinction.
 
 
The album, with artwork designed by John Wiese, will be available on CD, deluxe vinyl (with CD) and limited edition vinyl with silk-screened embossed covers hand dipped in black wax by the band. Pre-order is available from http://liars.sandbag.uk.com where you can see images of the limited edition run being produced.
 
 
Recorded in LA, self-produced by the band with additional production from Daniel Miller and mixed by Tom Biller, the album is hard to shake, tough to pin down, and impossible to get out of one’s head even after an initial listen. Simultaneously the most accessible and most challenging release from these iconoclasts, it is both a summation of Liars’ work up to now, and a complete break from anything you’d ever heard the band do previously.
 
“If we aren’t confusing people, it’s not us,” Andrew laughs. “If we aren’t confusing ourselves with what we do, then we’ve failed.”
 
 
 
Wednesday 6/20 – Webster Hall – New York City, NY*
Friday 6/22 – The Music Box – Los Angeles, CA
Thursday 7/5 - The Filmore – San Francisco, CA
Saturday 7/7 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Sunday 7/8 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Monday 7/9 – The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
Wednesday 7/11 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Friday 7/13 – The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Saturday 7/14 – The Granada – Lawrence, KS
Sunday 7/15 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Tuesday 7/17 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday 7/18 – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI
Thursday 7/19 – Metro – Chicago, IL
Friday 7/20 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
Saturday 7/21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
Monday 7/23 - La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC
Tuesday 7/24 - Paradise – Boston, MA
Wednesday 7/25 - U Street Music Hall – Washington DC
Thursday 7/26 - Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Friday 7/27 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH

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Roger Waters "The Wall"




All photos taken in Seattle by Angel Ceballos.
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CocoRosie "We Are On Fire"

Here's the new single from CocoRosie, it's a stand-alone single on Touch & Go and produced by Dave Sitek.

CocoRosie - We Are On Fire (Single)

Street Date, June 5th, 2012, Touch and Go

The single was recorded with David Sitek in Los Angeles this past Winter. CocoRosie also recorded early in the spring of 2012 with Antony Hegarty at their home studio in Brooklyn. Antony Hegarty sings on "Tearz For Animals."

CocoRosie's thoughts on the recording sessions: 

"Working with Dave is a creative exorcism -musical kinship without boundary."    

The "We Are On Fire" artwork marks the first collaboration between artist Jesse Hazelip and Bianca (aka Twin Rivers). The "Tearz For Animals" art work came from a prison exchange project; drawings from the inside, between friends, as a means to hope.

In the past couple of years since the release of Grey Oceans:
Sierra produced the skeleton for an industrial opera 2011-2012
Bianca developed the script for her ballet during 2011-2012
Bianca Casady appeared in the Moscow Biennale 2011
CocoRosie appeared in the Marrakech Biennale 2012
CocoRosie toured Asia 2011
Bianca lived in Japan for a period of time while she worked on an exhibition near the end of 2010


Tour Dates:

06/06 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom *
06/07 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre *   
06/08 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up *   
06/09 Los Angeles, CA Luckman Fine Arts Complex *
06/12 New York, NY The Standard Hotel
* = w/ Sissy Nobby

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