3/31/2014

First Aid Kit announce new album Stay Gold, stream single “My Silver Lining”


Photo: Angel Ceballos


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The follow-up to 2012′s The Lion’s Roar and their third record to date, Stay Gold will be released on 10 June via Columbia Records. It was produced by Bright Eyes‘ Mike Mogis and features the Omaha Symphony Orchestra  as well as arrangements from Mogis’ bandmate Nate Walcott.
You can check out new single “My Silver Lining” below, along with the LP’s full tracklisting:
1 My Silver Lining
2 Master Pretender
3 Stay Gold
4 Cedar Lane
5 Shattered & Hollow
6 The Bell
7 Waitress Song
8 Fleeting One
9 Heaven Knows
10 A Long Time Ago


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Liars-NEW VIDEO-Mess On A Mission



(Still from Video)




Jana Hunter (of Lower Dens) on select US Dates

JabberwockyLa Route Du Rock Festivals added


LIARS (Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross) NEW VIDEO for “Mess On A Mission”was co-produced by Urban Outfitters as part of their Video Series and directed by Luis Cervéro(of CANADA) Shot in the band’s hometown Los Angeles over the course of 12 hours, Luis’ captured the Liars’ movements from four different angles against a green screen filled as the band fights off everything from monsters to sacrificial tribal rituals. Tracking this unique partnership, Angus kept a video diary that documents why Luis’ video treatment “immediately stood out” explaining, “he was really fascinated by the idea, that nowadays, in filmmaking, you can no longer tell what’s real and what isn’t.”  We’ll let you decide for yourself what is “fact” and what is “fiction”—be sure to keep an eye out for Julian’s parents in the meantime! 



April 26th – Desert Daze Festival – Mecca, CA
May 2nd-4th – Austin Psych Fest- Austin, TX
May 7th-Underground Arts-Philadelphia, PA*
May 8th-Le Poisson Rouge-New York, NY*
May 9th-The Wick-Brooklyn, NY*
May 10th-Brighton Music Hall-Allston, MA*
May 24th-Star Theater-Portland, OR
May 27th-The Fonda Theatre-Los Angeles, CA
August 15th-La Route du Rock—St. Malo, France
August 16th-Jabberwocky—London, England

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FLAMING LIPS FRONTMAN WAYNE COYNE ANNOUNCES

FLAMING LIPS FRONTMAN WAYNE COYNE ANNOUNCES WEST COAST "RECORD STORE TOUR" DATES BEGINNING TODAY IN LONG BEACH, CA.


CLASSIC RECORDING, THE FLAMING LIPS EP, PACKAGED WITH CHOCOLATE SKULL, COMPLETE WITH REDEEMABLE GOLD COIN, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT ALL TOUR SHOPS
 
March 31st, 2014 - (Burbank, CA.) - The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has announced three west coast stops on his "Record Store Tour," beginning today in Long Beach, CA., during which he is meeting and greeting fans and signing copies of THE LIPS first-ever EP, The Flaming Lips 1st EP. See below for all of Coyne's upcoming tour stops.

Wayne will be selling an extremely Limited Edition version of the EP which is housed with a hand-crafted, custom-made solid white chocolate skull. Naturally, it is anatomically correct and life-sized. Would you expect anything less?  Each skull contains a special Gold Coin that is redeemable as admission to any headline show by THE FLAMING LIPS in the world.

As previously announced, this product still contains quite a substantial amount of high-quality, gourmet white chocolate accompanied by the main course: A generous earful of the very earliest music created by THE FLAMING LIPS in their original incarnation and pressed onto color vinyl. A feast for the senses, we're pretty sure you'll find this exclusive item delicious and satisfying on every level.

The Flaming Lips 1st EP will be available as a limited edition 12-inch on green vinyl and signed by Coyne. The last time this recording was available on vinyl was in 1986. It was originally recorded in two sessions at Benson Sound in 1984 and released on the group's homemade label Lovely Sorts of Death Records. This edition has been remastered by LIPS bassist Michael Ivins and given a reimagined cover by freak artist Charlie Immer.

Don't forget that THE FLAMING LIPS' current six-song set, Peace Sword, featuring all new Lips music, is out now, along with their current album, THE TERROR

Wayne Coyne's Record Store Tour:
3/31                 Long Beach, CA          Fingerprints @ 5 pm
4/01                 San Diego, CA            M-Theory Music @ 5 pm
4/03                 San Francisco, CA      Aquarius Records @ 5 pm

The Flaming Lips upcoming tour dates:
5/16-18            Gulf Shores, AL                 The Hangout Festival (actual date TBC)                     
5/24                 Brussels, Belgium              Cirque Royal Nuits Botanique 
5/26                 Edinburgh, Scotland           Usher Hall
5/27                 Manchester, UK                 O2 Apollo
5/28                 London, UK                       O2 Academy Brixton
5/29                 Nottingham, US                  Capital FM Arena Nottingham
5/31                 Dublin, Ireland                    Forbidden Fruit Festival
6/06-08            Ozark, AR                          Wakarusa Music Festival (actual date TBC)
6/06-08             Austin, TX                         X Games Austin, Austin 360 Amph. (actual date TBC)
6/10                 St. Louis, MO                     The Pageant
6/12                 Detroit, MI                          The Fillmore Detroit
6/13-15             Manchester, TN                  Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (actual date TBC)
7/13                 Cincinnati, OH                     Bunbury Music Festival
8/30                 Larmer Tree Gardens,UK      End of the Road Festival
11/09               Reykjavik, Iceland                Iceland Airwaves

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Honeyblood Premiere New Track on Pitchfork

 
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Photo Credit: Laura Coulson

Fresh from supporting both Angel Olsen and Real Estate, as well as blazing a trail through most of America, including a show-stopping stint at SXSW, Glasgow two-piece Honeyblood are proud to announce their new single "Killer Bangs." Maybe the most urgent, punk-driven cut from their upcoming debut LP, it's two minutes thirty four seconds of frantic clatter and head-rush hooks that impacts with an instant, effortless sense of abandon.


Honeyblood's self-titled record has a new release date of July 15th and will be released via FatCat. Recorded at legendary producer Peter Katis' Tarquin Studios (The National, Interpol) in ten days last November, Honeybloodis an accomplished and delightfully fierce record.

The band will be hitting the road this spring with Courtney Barnett for a run of UK shows, stay tuned for North American summer dates coming soon.

Press Quotes /

"Rolling drums providing the backbone for toothache-inducing guitars and one hell of a central hook." Pitchfork
"Urgent, self-assured, windows-down rock n' roll."FADER
"Sparkling harmonies...A spare-but infectious pop sound." -USA Today
"Hazy, wistful sound." - ELLE
"Achieves special merit points, not just for its irresistibly perky two-minute popsmarts but for productively moving the post-White Stripes formula on in a way that many have tried and many more have failed to do." MOJO

Links /

Official Honeyblood Facebook

Follow Honeyblood on Twitter
Official Honeyblood Tumblr
FatCat Records

Honeyblood Tracklisting /
01. Fall Forever
02. Super Rat
03. (I'd Rather Be) Anywhere But Here
04. Bud
05. Killer Bangs
06. Biro
07. Choker
08. No Spare Key
09. Joey
10. Fortune Cookie
11. All Dragged Up
12. Braid Burn Valley 

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Nothing shares video for "Bent Nail" + Announces tour dates


NOTHING SHARES "BENT NAIL" MUSIC VIDEO VIA A.V. CLUB

ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES

GUILTY OF EVERYTHING AVAILABLE NOW VIA RELAPSE RECORDS

Credit: Shawn Brackbill

WATCH: "Bent Nail" - http://youtu.be/QOexw4cXfoY  
 
Nothing are proud to share the music video for "Bent Nail" off of their debut album Guilty of Everything. The video was shot and directed by Don Argott who recently released his documentary on Lamb of Gods frontman Randy Blythe titled As The Palaces Burn and previously directed films such as The Art of The Steal and Rock School. Viewers will also notice a cameo by fellow Philadelphian Kurt Vile in the music video. The record is available now via Relapse Records.
 
Rolling Stone recently tipped Nothing in their 'New Artists You Need To Know' feature and had previously tipped Nothing as one 'CMJ 2013's 10 Best Discoveries' after seeing them perform live; since then the band has played shows with Ty Segall, Cold Cave, DIIV, Weekend, and performed at the FADER Fort during SXSW. Now, Nothing will be embarking on new tour dates which can be seen below.

Tour Dates:

4/04 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands (Converse Rubber Tracks Live) #
4/10-4/13 - Tilburg, NL - Roadburn Festival
5/10 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall - Canadian Music Week
5/11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
5/12 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
5/13 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Lounge
5/15 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
5/16 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club *
5/17 - Champaign, IL - Highdive *
5/18 - Madison, WI - The Majestic *
5/19 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
5/22 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl $
5/23 - Seattle, WA - Barboza %
5/24 - Portland, OR - Holocene %
5/25 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill %
5/26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Church on York $
5/27 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar %
5/28 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory - Constellation Room %
5/29 - Phoenix, AZ - Pub Rock Live $
5/31 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada ^
6/1 - Austin, TX - Chaos in Tejas
6/2 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Downstairs ^
6/3 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia ^
6/4 - Nashville, TN - The End ^
6/5 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade ^
6/6 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 ^
6/7 - Washington, DC - DC9 ^
6/8 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
6/12 - Boston, MA - Great Scott ^
6/14 - New York, NY - Studio @ Webster Hall ^

# with DIIV
* with Pelican
$ with Whirr
% with Whirr and Youth Code
^ with Superheaven

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TOY Premiere Tom Furse (The Horrors) Remix Of 'Conductor' On SPIN

TOY Premiere Tom Furse (The Horrors) Remix Of 'Conductor' On SPIN, Announce US Tour Dates

"Join The Dots" LP Out Now On Heavenly Recordings





US Tour Dates
Apr 28 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
Apr 29 - Portland, CA - Doug Fir
Apr 30 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
May 1 - Los Angeles, CA - The First Unitarian Church (SOLD OUT) *
May 4 - Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
May 5 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
May 6 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
*w/ The Horrors



TOY have quickly established a sound that is as modernistic as it is faithful to the spirit of psychedelia of decades past, marrying sophisticated chord progressions with a cornucopia of effects, enigmatic lyricism and driving Motorik rhythms.

Their sophomore record Join The Dots is out now via Heavenly Recordings.

The band admit to enjoying playing late at night to people in altered states, and in turn the tracks are frequently altered: instrumental sections in particular are structured freely, enabling the band to exploit the bleed and feedback of each venue to produce endless variations of the same songs.

As with their debut, Join The Dots was recorded mostly live with Dan Carey at the helm, although increased studio time has enabled the band to experiment more with Carey's laboratory of effects and pre-amps, and embellish the tracks with overdubs. The album is both a companion to and extension of the electric blueprint plotted out on Toy, filled as it is with increasingly unpredictable, illuminating sonic ideas and songs that shift and transform with seemingly effortless intricacy.

TOY are: Tom Dougall (vocals / guitar), Dominic O'Dair (guitars), Maxim Barron (bass / vocals), Alejandra Diez (synths / modulations) & Charlie Salvidge (drums / vocals).



"Join The Dots" Track Listing: 
1. Conductor
2. You Won't Be The Same
3. As We Turn
4. Join The Dots
5. To A Death Unknown
6. Endlessly
7. It's Been So Long
8. Left To Wander
9. Too Far Gone To Know
10. Frozen Atmosphere
11. Fall Out Of Love

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Bo Ningen Premiere "DaDaDa" Video On Brooklyn Vegan

Bo Ningen Premiere DaDaDa video via Brooklyn Vegan

III due May 20th via Stolen Recordings

US/UK Tour Dates Scheduled Including Coachella, Austin Psych Fest


Artist: Bo Ningen
Title: "III"
Release Date: May 20th (US) /  May 13th (UK/ROW)
Cat. No. : SR077 CD / double LP / download
Label: Stolen Recordings

Bo Ningen today reveal the eye-catching video for DaDaDa, directed by friend and fellow musician KenichiIwasa.


Says Iwasa of the clip, "The idea behind this video was to create very visual and eye striking imagery that talks to your subconscious mind. To capture the energy the band generate when they perform was very challenging.

Bo Ningen are my good friends and I have played with them many times as a musician. That experience and watching their live performance so many times has given me a deep understanding of what they are.

They are individually interesting and very different, I ask them to express with their body how they would transfer their sound into body movement without instruments. When these individuals come together, their collective energy is enormous and their commitment to the band is very strong, I wanted to create one very strong Symbolic image almost like a statue.

I was focusing on capturing the silhouette of their movement and shadows. My aim was to create traditional dance like Butou dance or Noh theatre like but with the essence of modern pop video."

***

Bo Ningen's third album "III" will be released by Stolen Recordings on May 20th, 2014 (May 13th in UK/ROW). It is a rich and accomplished album that has seen them evolve musically. Collaborations withJehnny Beth of Savages and Roger Robinson of King Midas Sound feature and they've sung partly in English for the first time. The album was recorded over several months with the band spending more time on the production and development of the songs. "III" illustrates Bo Ningen as a group with a singular vision, reaching for what they define as 'pure music', by turns esoteric and a no holds barred sensory assault.

UK and US tour dates have now been confirmed – full details below.  Having recently played SXSW, BoNingen tour the US in April, the UK in May and play Coachella festival and Austin Psych Fest amongst many others this year. They will also be performing an in-store at Rough Trade NY on April 27th.

Album is available for pre-order:


Full Album Tracklisting:

1.DaDaDa
2.Psychedelic Misemono Goya (Reprise)
3.Slider
4.Inu
5.CC
6.Mukaeni Ikenai
7.Maki-Modoshi
8.Mitsume
9.Ogosokana Ao
10.Kaifuku

April US Tour Dates

April 13th Coachella Festival
April 15th Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy
April 20th Coachella Festival
April 22nd Cambridge, MA, TT The Bear
April 25th Brooklyn, NY, Knitting Factory
April 27th Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade Instore
April 29th Philladelphia, PA, Kung Fu Necktie
April 30th Baltimore, MD,Ottobar
May 4th Austin Psych Fest

May UK Tour Dates

May 7th  London,Heaven
May 8th Bristol,Thekla
May 9th Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
May 10th Leeds, Cockpit 2
May 12th Manchester, Deaf Institute
May 13th Glasgow, King Tut's
May 14th Liverpool, East Village Arts Club
May 15th Nottingham,Bodega
May 17th Southampton, Joiners
May 18th Brighton, The Haunt

Bo Ningen are: Taigen- vocals /bass Yuki –guitar Kohhei–guitar Mon Chan - drums


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The Antlers' Familiars out June 17, "Palace" video streaming now

ANTI- RECORDS SET TO RELEASE THE ANTLERS’ FAMILIARS JUNE 17
FIRST SINGLE “PALACE” STREAMING NOW
 “The Antlers magnify private sorrows to overwhelming scale, creating grand anthems.”—The New York Times
“The band occupies a space in the lower atmosphere: floating and free, but recalling what the ground feels like, too.”—The New Yorker
“Silberman shows that his voice is as versatile as any instrument in the band.”—The Washington Post
Familiars, the highly anticipated new album from The Antlers, will be released on Anti- Records on June 17 and on Transgressive Records in the U.K. June 16. Their fourth studio album follows 2011’s critically lauded Burst Apart, which Pitchfork named Best New Music and NPR called “a delicate mixture of grace and intensity.” The video for first single “Palace” is streaming via Pitchfork: http://bit.ly/1i8mWEr. Preorder Familiars here:http://bit.ly/Qz3Tf8.
Familiars was recorded, engineered and produced by the band in their Brooklyn studio and mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Beach House) at DNA Downtown Studios.


FAMILIARS  TRACK LIST
1. Palace
2. Doppelgänger
3. Hotel
4. Intruders
5. Director
6. Revisited
7. Parade
8. Surrender
9. Refuge
The Antlers is Peter Silberman, Darby Cicci and Michael Lerner. Silberman founded The Antlers in 2006 as a solo project and released two bedroom-recorded LPs before enlisting Cicci and Lerner to round out the group. As a trio they recorded and released 2009s breakout Hospice and Burst Apart, as well as the 2012 EP Undersea.

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3/28/2014

Xu Xu Fang Debuts New Track + Video feat. True Blood's Luke Grimes

Xu Xu Fang Debuts New Track + Video For “Noir State Beach” 

Video Starring True Blood’s Luke Grimes, Directed by Spike Jonze Collaborator Casey Storm



Download HERE, Watch + Share Video HERE

“Enormous, dark, psychedelic, and beautiful, Xu Xu Fang is full of meditative moods that haunt the diaphanous triangle formed by Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and Sigur Ros.” – The Onion

“Fuck me sideways if this isn’t some of the best new music I’ve heard.” Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins)

This week Mar Vista, California’s Xu Xu Fang released their new single “Noir State Beach” (via Consequence of Sound) and a new video for the track as well. Watch actorLuke Grimes (True Blood, Fifty Shades of Grey) get stalked along the streets of LA courtesy of Rolling Stone.

Xu Xu Fang are a dark-and-brooding, slow-and-rolling musical experience like something you’d hear at a Laserium show or listen to on big headphones in the back of a conversion van. A quintet comprised of drummer/songwriter/producer Bobby Tamkin (previously in The Warlocks), guitarist Devin Johnson, keyboardist Lisa Fendelander, bassist Kyle Hines, lead vocalist Sinosa Micik and recently added Derek Muro on synthesizers, Xu Xu Fang has previously shared the stage with WarpaintA Place To Bury StrangersDuke Spirit and more.

The “Noir State Beach” video was directed by long-time Spike Jonze collaborator Casey Storm, who as costume designer, marked his fourth feature film collaboration with Jonze on the Academy Award winning film "Her." Storm has previously designed costumes for Jonze's acclaimed films "Where The Wild Things Are," "Being John Malkovich" and "Adaptation." He has worked on a wide range of music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Metallica, Beck, The Beastie Boys, The Cure, Bjork, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs to list just a few.

Enter Queens of the Stone Age bass player Michael Shuman. Upon hearing Xu Xu Fang’s new album in progress, Shuman joined the band in the studio, recording bass and vocals on several of the band’s new songs, even singing duet lead vocals on many of the tracks.

Excited with what he heard, producer/mixer, Alain Johannes, known for his work with QOTSA, and Arctic Monkeys, took an interest in Xu Xu Fang, and contributed mixes to the upcoming full-length record, to be released later this year. Be on the look out for the new album and Xu Xu Fang’s upcoming shows, including one next week at LA’s SIR on April 3rd.

Upcoming Show
4/3 – Los Angeles, CA – SIR (Private)


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