Toro Y Moi @ Observatory

Listen to Toro Y Moi on KCRW

TORO Y MOI also playing at the OBSERVATORY tonight!!!
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Ariel Pink @ Hollywood Forever

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti plays tonight at Hollywood Forever, Monday, September 30th, 2013. Photo: Angel Ceballos
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White Fence @ Poppy & Harriets

White Fence is playing at Poppy & Harriets tonight Saturday Sept 28th 2013.

photo: Angel Ceballos
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Zola Jesus @ Hollywood Forever

Zola Jesus plays at Hollywood Forever tonight, Friday, September 27th, 2013.

photo: Angel Ceballos
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OFF! Premieres New Track From Grand Theft Auto

Hey Gang,

While Keith Morris is currently winding down from a stint as a member of FLAG, his OFF! project featuring members of Earthless, Redd Kross, Rocket from the Crypt and more is still running strong.  The throwback punk project has released a new track with "What's Next?", their contribution to the gaming juggernaut Grand Theft Auto V.

Check out the link to Noisey below and listen in closely gamers, the song and others are part the Morris-curated GTAV "Channel X" radio station which also features tracks by Descendents, Black Flag, The Weirdos, The Germs, and many others.

Listen to the new OFF! track "What's Next?" off the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack:

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Frankie Rose Announces Tour Dates With Franz Ferdinand

Photo Credit: Sebastian Mlynarski
Frankie Rose announced news today of an upcoming North American tour with Franz Ferdinand, which kicks off next month. Rose's highly anticipated new album, Herein Wild, is out today on Fat Possum Records. The New York Times' album review commended the album, noting that Rose's "melodies are always crisply defined by hooks that are distributed between riffing guitars and her high, airy voice." The Village Voice ran a full page feature in this week's issue on Rose, called the album "addictively dynamic" while Interview Magazine described Rose's new offering as a "tighter, darker album." MSN declared Herein Wild as an album "full of pristine songs that harken back to the golden age of gloomy, swirling guitars," while AllMusic raved that "Rose performs a magical synthesis of her first two albums to reveal her most satisfying and accomplished record yet."

Check out Rose's upcoming NA tour dates with Franz Ferdinand as well as well as her upcoming UK dates with White Lies below.

Upcoming Tour Dates /

10.08.13 - Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS !
10.09.13 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN !
10.10.13 - Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL !
10.12.13 - Emo's - Austin, TX !
10.15.13 - Cannery - Nashville, TN !
10.16.13 - The LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH !
10.17.13 - Music Center at Strathmore - North Bethesda, MD !
10.19.13 - Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA !
10.20.13 - Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA ! #
10.22.13 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY ! #
10.23.13 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC ! #
10.24.13 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON ! #
12.03.13 - 02 Academy - Newcastle, UK *
12.04.13 - 02 ABC - Glasgow, UK *
12.06.13 - Academy - Manchester, UK *
12.07.13 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK *
12.08.13 - 02 Academy - Bristol, UK *
12.10.13 - Roundhouse - London, UK *
12.14.13 - UEA - Norwich, UK *
12.15.13 - The Institute - Birmingham, UK *

! with Franz Ferdinand
# with Casual Sex

* with White Lies

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Golden Animals Release New LP


Golden Animals  

"Kicking up dust and a noise typically made from groups of 4 or more; your body moves to Golden Animals' wild tumbleweed twists and turnpike u-turns" - Impose

Brooklyn duo Golden Animals are releasing their sophomore album Hear Eye Go this week on Vinyl, CD, Cassette and Digital formats. Released via The Reverberation Appreciation Society - the label arm of Austin Psych Fest - Hear Eye Go is the follow-up to their 2008 debut Free Your Mind and Win a Pony.  In conjunction with the release, Hear Eye Go premiered in full via Consequence of Sound, praising the album as "most impressive because Eisner's guitar and Beecroft's kit are the only instruments heard... With little more than their own prowess and resolve, Golden Animals capture all their musical and locational influences in succinct bursts of haunting psych-rock."Hear Eye Go is available for streaming/embed in its entirety HERE.

Dividing their time between the extremes of Brooklyn and the California desert since their 2006 inception, longtime friends Tommy Eisner (vocals/guitar) and Linda Beecroft (drums/backing vocals) construct tales of love, friendship and seclusion while keeping their sound simultaneously energetic and meditative. They view their two home bases as complementary influences, shaping their sound equally but very differently.

Golden Animals' commitment to the fruits of their labor is impressive-the band recorded an entire LP in a California cabin, only to scrap it upon finding that limitations on their recording process diminished the power of the tracks. That rigid commitment to their work is readily apparent throughout Hear Eye Go's 10 tracks--they're exactly what they need to be, full of rock and roll energy and devoid of filler.

Despite its full-bodied sound, no bass guitars or organs were used in the record's creation-it's all drums and guitar. Hear Eye Go was recorded by Matt Boynton (MGMT, Kurt Vile) at Vacation Island Recordings, and by the band themselves at their own studio. Joe LaPorta (Foo Fighters, Beach House) mastered the album at The Lodge.


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King Krule announces North American tour dates



After the recent release of his debut LP, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon and a subsequent run of select US shows, King Krule is back today to announce a more substantial run of North American shows this December. Fans can have first access to tickets starting on September 25th by signing up for the King Krule mailing list by midnight tonight. Check out the poster above or listing below for all upcoming North American King Krule tour dates and sign up for the King Krule mailing list at: 

Tour Dates

12/03 @ The Space - Hamden, CT
12/04 @ Webster Hall - New York, NY
12/05 @ Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
12/06 @ Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, D.C.
12/07 @ Johhny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA
12/09 @ Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON
12/11 @ Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
12/13 @ Fortune Sound Club - Vanouver, BC
12/14 @ Barboza - Seattle, WA
12/15 @ Doug Fir- Portland, OR
12/17 @ Independent - San Francisco, CA 
12/18 @ Fonda - Los Angeles, CA 
About King Krule:
As King Krule, 18 year old south-east London based singer/producer/songwriter Archy Marshall has quietly and stealthily crafted a reputation for himself as one of the most raw and startling voices of a new generation. With his unexpectedly deep and mournful baritone tracing fissures of disappointment and social disorientation to devastating effect, Marshall has harnessed the inchoate frustration and fury of youth and translated it into a series of brilliant singles released on the likes of True Panther Sounds and Rinse over the past few years.

Now comes 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, his first full-length on XL Recordings/True Panther Sounds, and with it, the much anticipated unveiling of the full scope and scale of Marshall's vision. Over the course of 14 tracks, Marshall's passions and confusions are rubbed raw and laid bare, the only connective tissue throughout it all being one of searing lyrical clarity paired with a confounding musical deftness which utterly belies his tender years. From the opening clarion call of "Easy, Easy" it is abundantly clear that this is a breathtakingly bold and arresting sonic worldview, as his songs, produced by Marshall along with Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, Savages), open up to become a loose knit meditation on regret and discontent, loss of faith and renewal of hope, and optimism in the face of desperation.

Eschewing much of his previously released material, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon firmly yet soundly rejects any notion of contemporary trends or peers to occupy its very own unique place on the music landscape, oscillating gently between the classic 50's soul of Gene Vincent and Elvis Presley to the minimal, avant-garde experimentation of Penguin Café Orchestra, to even the electronic smog and dub textures of Marshall's beloved Rinse FM. This is a record where the nakedly bluesy stomp of the likes of "A Lizard State" and "Easy, Easy" sit effortlessly next to the low-end frequency and shimmering beats of "Neptune Estate" and "Will I Come," after all. It is reflective as much of Marshall's own eclectic tastes as it is of the frenetic pulse and rhythm of the city around him, particularly the rapidly changing south-east areas in which he grew up. There is a genuine grittiness and world weariness ingrained here, as exemplified so succinctly when Marshall sings, "Hate...runs through my blood" on the stunning "Out Getting Ribs," the track which started all the fuss.

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Diane Coffee - My Friend Fish

Diane Coffee - My Friend Fish

Street Date, October 29th, 2013, Western Vinyl

Joseph Campbell describes a shaman as "person, male or female, who...has an overwhelming psychological experience that turns him totally inward.  It's a kind of schizophrenic crack-up. The whole unconscious opens up, and the shaman falls into it."  We'll never know the whole truth about what happened when (Foxygen drummer and former Disney child actor) Shaun Fleming moved from the West Coast suburbs to New York, but whatever it was fractured his psyche, opened it up, and gave birth to Diane Coffee.

In 2013, after joining the band Foxygen, Shaun Fleming left the green and golden fields of his hometown of Agoura Hills, CA to become the third roommate in a 700 square-foot, pre-war, closet-free Manhattan apartment.  He was welcomed to The Big Apple by a nasty flu virus that drained the last bit of California sunshine out of the skinny, Macaulay Culken-looking 26-year-old's body.  As he recovered, cabin fever supplanted the flu, and his relentless creative drive took over.  Low on funds and bored out of his mind, he spent the next two weeks alone in his bedroom writing and recording what would become the debut Diane Coffee LP, My Friend Fish.
Despite his limited means (using a pseudo drum kit consisting of a snare, one broken cymbal, and a metal pot, recording parts with an iPhone's voice memo app, playing a detuned guitar rather than a real bass, etc) My Friend Fish sounds fully realized and remarkably polished.  From a Donovan-esque song about Sriracha, to experiments with distortion and garage-rock, to songs like "All The Young Girls" in which he gleefully channels Tom Jones with sex-bomb confidence, on My Friend Fish Fleming's spell-casting powers are in full effect, inspiring panty-tossing glee.  After you finish listening, you'll wonder as you stretch out in bed and enjoy a cigarette, "Who is Fish?"

Tour Dates:

Oct 29 - New York, NY Pianos
Nov 2 - Austin, TX Red 7 *
Nov 5 - Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room *
Nov 7 - Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
Nov 8 - Santa Ana, CA The Constellation Room *
Nov 13 - San Francisco, CA The Chapel *
Nov 15 - Seattle, WA Barboza *
Nov 16 - Portland, OR Bunk Bar *
Nov 19 - Denver, CO Hi-Dive *
Nov 21 - Kansas City, MO The Record Bar *
Nov 22 - Carbondale, IL Hangar 9 *
Nov 23 - Louisville, KY The Zanzabar *

* = w/ Those Darlins

Track List:

1. Hymn
2. Never Lonely
3. Tale Of A Dead Dog
4. WWWoman
5. New Years
6. All The Young Girls
7. When It's Known
8. That Stupid Girl Who Runs A Lot
9. Eat Your Love (With Sriracha)
10. Green

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"Oil City Confidential" DVD

Julien Temple's award-winning doc on 
Dr. Feelgood, "Oil City Confidential"  
on DVD November 5th
" Oil City is 100% pure below sea level, Canvey Island Noir." - Julien Temple 2009
Julien Temple's Oil City Confidential is the last film in his trilogy on British music of the 1970s. It is a prequel to his landmark films about punk figureheads the Sex Pistols in The Filth & The Fury and Joe Strummer in The Future Is Unwritten.

Rather than being standard 'rockumentaries', Julien uses the music as a prism through which he examines the social and cultural conditions of the times. The films share his characteristic cinematic language - an irreverent and anarchic style of montage of archive and fictive footage, which he pioneered in The Great Rock & Roll Swindle.

The Sex Pistols' and Joe Strummer's roles are well known, but Dr Feelgood, who are the subject of Oil City Confidential, played a vital role in creating those conditions for that cultural explosion and is a story that is as yet untold.

Oil City Confidential is a film noir feature length documentary and about Dr Feelgood; it's the story of four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early '70s, sandpapered the face of rock'n'roll and left all that came before a burnt-out ruin, four estuarine John-the-Baptists to Johnny Rotten's anti-Christ.

Cannibalizing the visual flotsam and jetsam of our society, welding into an emotionally engaging and humorous whole, Oil City Confidential sets out to explore this unique time, place and social landscape - all of which was responsible for shaping the identity of the band and which, more than any other, defined the strange cultural vacuum which existed before the coming of punk rock. 

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The Orwells @ Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock

photo: Angel Ceballos

THE ORWELLS play at Center For The Arts, Sunday, Sept 22nd, 2013.

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After a year that has seen him release his critically acclaimed debut long player 2, tour the US and Europe with a number of festival appearances along the way and see nods from peers like Phoenix, Mac DeMarco is set to embark on a world tour this fall. The tour sees him hitting the US, UK, Europe, Asia and Australia before the year closes. To celebrate its announcement, Mac has made a video with all upcoming tour dates.
Additionally, Spunk Records in Australia has re-released 2 and Rock N Roll Nightclub in time for Mac's tour there in December. The wombats and kangaroos better watch out! His time in Australia finds Mac headlining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, the latter 2 of which are with Australia's own Twerps.
Check out all of Mac's upcoming tour dates below.

WATCH: Mac DeMarco's World Tour - http://youtu.be/E_S9He0Qzvw

Tour Dates:
10-28 London, England, UK - Scala
10-29 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Bar
10-30 Caen, France - Nordik Impakt Festival
10-31 Paris, France - Pitchfork Paris Festival
11-01 Amsterdam, Netherlands - London Calling Festival at Paradiso
11-02 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves Festival
11-08 Austin, TX, US - Fun Fun Fun Festival
11-21 Québec City, QC, Canada - Le Cercle
11-22 Chicoutimi, QC, Canada - Le Sous Bois
11-23 Montreal, QC, Canada - M for Montreal
11-24 Toronto, ON, Canada - The Hoxton
11-29 Beijing, China - MAO Livehouse
11-30 Shanghai, China - Yuyintang
12-01 Hong Kong, China - Clockenflap Festival
12-04 Taipei, Taiwan - The Wall
12-06 Bangkok, Thailand - Cosmic RCA
12-07 Singapore - Home Club
12-09 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The Bee
12-11 Melbourne, Australia - The Corner Hotel *
12-12 Sydney, Australia - The Standard *
12-14 Meredith, Victoria, Australia - Meredith Music Festival
12-18 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - The Zoo
12-19 Perth, Western Australia, Australia - The Bakery
 * = w/ Twerps

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Cass McCombs will release his most encompassing work of his decade-long career, Big Wheel and Otherson October 15th on Domino Records. Comprised of 22 songs, Big Wheel and Others is a bundle, a bindle, a hay bale, and an oil barrel of songs. Some of the genres that are to be found on this album are: road songs, rock songs, folk songs, blues songs, country songs, rhythm and blues songs, skronk non-songs, cinema songs, cult songs, poem songs, jams, and ballads - to use however you wish. It's brimming with McCombs' gift for evocative storytelling, discerning introspection, and heartrending melody delivered through a haze of mystery and romance.

Cass (guitar, vocals) and his band -- Dan Iead (guitar), Jon Shaw (bass), Dan Allaire (drums on the West Coast), and Joe Russo (drums on the East Coast) -- will go on an extensive tour of North America in support of this new album throughout November and December. All dates are below.

Earlier this week, McCombs performed at the public memorial of the late actress/screenwriter/musician Karen Black. They collaborated together on 2009's Catacombs"Dreams Come True Girl," and Black is featured on this new album. Today, we are honored to share with the world the very special "Brighter!" feat. Karen Black as a further glimpse into Big Wheel and Others following the already released "There Can Be Only One."



Thu. Nov. 7 -- Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Fri. Nov. 8 -- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
Sat. Nov. 9 -- Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Tue. Nov. 12 -- Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's
Thu. Nov. 14 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Fri. Nov. 15 -- San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Sat. Nov. 16 -- Santa Cruz, CA @ Don Quixote's
Mon. Nov. 18 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Tue. Nov. 19 -- Denver, CO @ Walnut Room
Fri. Nov. 22 -- Austin, TX @ The Belmont
Mon. Dec. 2 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Tue. Dec. 3 -- Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Wed. Dec. 4 -- Toronto, ON @ Great Hall
Fri. Dec. 6 -- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sat. Dec. 7 -- Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Sun. Dec. 8 -- Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Mon. Dec. 9 -- Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Thu. Dec. 12 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Fri. Dec. 13 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Sat. Dec. 14 -- Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Mon. Jan. 13 -- London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Tancred will proudly release her new self-titled album on Topshelf Records this October 15th. The artistic moniker for Mainer and current Minneapolis resident Jess Abbott, Tancred serves as a creative outlet for her own songs outside the bounds of her roll as one third of the critically acclaimed trio Now, Now. Self-recorded with the help of fellow Now, Now band member Brad Hale, Tancred is Abbots' second full-length release, following up on 2011'sCapes.

Stream the lead single "The Ring" on YouTube at the link below.

The songs on Tancred leap from the speakers with an intense frenetic energy, unwinding like a long overdue conversation, spilling out a years worth of emotional energy discarded or withheld. Mixing sweetly sung dissonance and angular guitar tones, Abbott draws the listener in with deeply personal lyrics set to songs reminiscent of early Death Cab For Cutie and Tegan and Sara circa If It Was You.

Before she found herself ensconced within the landlocked bounds of the mid-west, Abbott began her life in California before moving with family to the coast of Maine at a young age. Her interest in music would blossom at the tender age of six with the help of an old acoustic guitar, and a lesson from her mother on how to play Boston's "More Than A Feeling". A healthy dose of curiosity kept her going until her first musical obsessions, Letters To Cleo and The Cure, instilled a desire to write and perform her own songs.

In High School Abbott played in a few different bands with varying local success, including a duo called Kids' Fiction. After graduating she threw caution to the wind and uprooted herself, moving to Minneapolis to join Now, Now before the release of their Neighbors EP and break out sophomore album Thread. Despite the intense demands of touring and recording as part of the much loved trio, Abbott has always found time to focus on her own songwriting. Through self-releases on BandCamp she cultivated a rabid following, at times paying the rent with the money made from sales, no small feat for an indie artist's low key solo releases. The tumblr fan pages and devotion inspired by her music is a testament to its magnetism.

Stay tuned for more news, music, and videos from Tancred in the coming weeks. 

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ADULT. Premieres New Video For "Tonight We Fall"

ADULT. have just released a new video for their song "Tonight We Fall," premiering on THUMP. This new video was created entirely by ADULT. members Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller in their Detroit home.  The concept was inspired by a series of photographs Kuperus had done a few years back that she had created after seeing Jean Cocteau's "Blood of the Poet."  Like most of Kuperus' work, the video has no post production and all effects were created "in camera."  

The duo have also just announced new tour dates, including a performance at this year's Treasure Island Music Festival, and released a remix of "Tonight We Fall" by John Foxx & The Maths. Check out the remix below with all of the upcoming tour dates.

Upcoming Tour Dates /
09.20.13 - Boomslang Music Festival - Lexington, KY
09.21.13 - Mana Contemporary (Fountain Art Fair) - Chicago, IL
09.25.13 Neumo's (Decibel Festival) - Seattle, WA
09.27.13 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR *
10.05.13 - Family Resources Building (Via Festival) - Pittsburgh, PA
10.12.13 - The Void - San Diego, CA *
10.17.13 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA ^
10.19.13 - Treasure Island Music Festival - San Francisco, CA
* with Flaamingos
^ with Soft Metals

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Oh Land's "Wish Bone" Now Streaming Online

Oh Land - Wish Bone   
Oh Land's highly-anticipated new album Wish Bone is available to stream now at The New York Times, a week in advance of its September 24 release on Federal Prism. Early acclaim for the album comes from NYLON, who asserts "With her previous release, Oh Land broke through the international sound wall. Now she's dropping a bomb," from USA Today, who declares it "punchy and dance-ready," and with ELLE, who praises "imaginative, playful songs."

The Danish alterna-pop chanteuse, a.k.a. Nanna Øland Fabricius, kicks off her 5-week North American headlining tour on September 20 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Details on the tour dates can be found below.

In anticipation of the album release and tour, Oh Land just released a music video for her song "Pyromaniac." Feel free to watch & embed the video via the links below...

"Pyromaniac" official video on YouTube:

Wish Bone album pre-order on iTunes:

"Renaissance Girls" official video on YouTube:

"Renaissance Girls" Stream on Soundcloud:

"Renaissance Girls" on iTunes:

Featuring her distinctive brand of left-field pop, Wish Bone features collaborations with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, as well as additional contributions from Sia, WNDRBRD and Dan Carey, among others. The album will be released on Sitek's boutique label Federal Prism, joining a roster that includes TV on the Radio, Chuck Inglish, CSS, Priscilla Ahn and more. Oh Land recently unveiled the video for energetic new single "Renaissance Girls." Taking inspiration from Oh Land's past in ballet, the video features light-hearted choreography juxtaposed by the harshness of an abandoned warehouse setting. The video originally premiered on RollingStone.com HERE.

On Wish Bone, Oh Land's approach to songwriting was grounded in her hunger to be present in her immediate surroundings, accepting the limitations of reality rather than creating an idealized fantasy world. Spending time writing in Los Angeles and New York, Oh Land found inspiration in the limits of her own physicality (a disciplined ballet dancer, her career was sidelined by a crippling back injury) and found freedom within those restrictions.

For the recording of the album, Oh Land collaborated with Dave Sitek, holing up in his studio in Los Angeles and allowing the process to reflect the spontaneity of everyday life. "The collaboration was very intuitive," explains Oh Land. ""We didn't plan what we wanted to do, we just pressed record and played a million different instruments. We were both eager for the songs to sound likes the lives we were living at the time, so we kept some of the 'mistakes' on purpose, maintaining the integrity of what was delivered in the moment." Fittingly, the album was recorded using analog equipment and features brass horns, harp, and even a choir all recorded live. The result is Oh Land's most raw and immediate album yet.

Wish Bone is the long-awaited follow up to Oh Land's 2011 self-titled album that garnered overwhelming acclaim, with SPIN declaring it one of "20 best pop albums of 2011," and Details praising it's "fizzy, danceable electro-pop in the mode of Lykke Li and Florence and the Machine."

September 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
September 23 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
September 24 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
September 25 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
September 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
September 29 - Montreal, QB @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
September 30 - Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
October 3 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
October 4 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
October 5 - St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
October 6 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
October 8 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
October 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
October 12 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
October 13 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
October 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
October 18 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
October 20 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
October 23 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
October 24 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour

Be sure to visit Oh Land online:
Official Website  l  Facebook  l  Twitter  l  YouTube  l  Instagram
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"Night Café" is the third single from OMD's English Electric and was released this week as a digital EP via BMG. 

The single is accompanied by four superb remixes and a complete collection of the albums' b-sides, forming a 10 track digital release package. A brand new track 'Kill Me' is also included as the official b-side to Night Café. When asked about the track Andy McCluskey said, "'Kill Me' was actually one of the first ideas that we had for the songs that would form the English Electric collection. I mentioned to Paul that it would be interesting to try a looped vocal idea something like our old song "4-Neu," and suggested the words 'kill me.'" 

One remix in particular features the dark disco re-workings of synth pop new comers Vile Electrodes. Their 'B-Side the C-Side' remix came as a result of supporting OMD's live shows throughout Europe.On his inspiration for "Night Café" Andy says, "I was in New York for the first time in 20 years. I was feeling melancholy.  It was -9 degrees, it was dark and I was on a street corner looking into an almost empty restaurant. How could I not be reminded of Edward Hopper's paintings?"

The song references seven titles of his works and combines OMD's romantic melodic touch with a lyrical sadness that matches the tranquil emptiness of Hopper's art.  The accompanying video premiered recently with Clash Magazine- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPKzOAYu7qs 
OMD are enjoying a fruitful year; critically acclaimed English Electric premiered on Pitchfork and was featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Boston Globe and more.

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