Fat White Family Appearing On Letterman This Thursday

In the past year, Fat White Family have been critically acclaimed, both in the UK and the US. Conquering SXSW 2014, CMJ, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and embarking on a hugely successful US tour last fall, they were among the nominees for Best Live Band and Best Video (for Touch The Leather), at this year's NME Awards in London, and were recently part of the NME Awards Tour. The band will be making their network television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman (11.35pm/10.35pmCT) this Thursday, April 2nd, and playing a one off show at Mercury Lounge that evening. Tour starts April 29th.

4/2 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
4/29 – Cambridge, MA – TT the Bears
4/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (Black Box)
5/2 – Baltimore, MD – The Metro Gallery
5/3 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
5/5 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
5/6 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot (Pike Room)
5/7 – Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week – The Horseshoe
5/8 – Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week - Garrison
5/10 – Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
5/11 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
5/13 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
5/14 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
5/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
5/16 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
5/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
  "Fat White Family have a knack for turning questionable taste into excellent punk rock." Rolling Stone

"...utterly unhinged live performances that have become claustrophobically packed, must-see events...they incited a full-on freak-out - the longest and most crowd-engulfing mosh pit I've seen at a club show in years."Maxim (read article)
"...rock ‘n’ roll desperados who play with such debauched ferocity that you worry their art will be the death of them." New York Post

".....excellent, wild performers... great stuff." Brooklyn Vegan
"....the most exciting young band in Britain..." Q Magazine
"...unconscionably thrilling. "  The Guardian 
"...reminds me of long-lost groups like the Cravats and Marc Riley and the Creepers, as well as perennially loved cult artists like the Gun Club and the Fall....Don’t ever lose your ramshackleness and devil-may-care attitude, Fat White Family." The Stranger
"...refreshingly unique..." Bust

"Fat White Family have this dirty energy to them that just takes over a room...f you cut loose and let them work their magic on you, it’s a grand old time." WeAllWantSomeone
 'Champagne Holocaust' is available through Fat Possum Records, and the band also have their own label,Without Consent.

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PINS Share Cover Of The Misfits 'Hybrid Moments'

New Album Wild Nights
Out June 9th On Bella Union

Announce UK Tours With Wire And Drenge

Manchester all-female four-piece PINS have just released a new 7" in the UK for 'Too Little Too Late'. The B-side to the 7" is a cover of The Misfits 'Hybrid Moments', a track the band also perform live, which was recorded for Part Time Punks and mixed byJosiah Mazzaschi. PINS' Faith Vern describes it as "a simple and perfect pop song! We started to play it live to make everyone dance, we recorded it with Part Time Punks and gave it a PINS stamp with lots of choir girl harmonies."

PINS have announced the release of their new album Wild Nights on June 9th.  Recorded in Joshua Tree at Rancho De La Luna with Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal) and Hayden Scott, and mixed in New York with Ben Baptie at Atomic Sound NYC (Mark Ronson), PINS second album Wild Nights will be released through Bella Union on June 9th.

The video for the first single 'Too Little Too Late' sees PINS, dressed exclusively bySaint Laurent, cut between visuals of screaming and swearing girls amidst overflowing glitter and powder, 'Too Little Too Late' is the perfect taster of the bands new album. Opening with a fearless drumbeat and heavy bassline, the track slows into a sparse momentary instrumental before reverting back to Faith's alluring vocal and finally stampeding heavily into a fuzzed up sound clash of guitars and drums.

Wild Nights Track Listing
Baby Bhangs
Young Girls
Curse These Dreams
Oh Lord
Dazed By You
Got It Bad
Too Little Too Late
House of Love
If Only
Everyone Says

Accumulating high praise and a growing fanbase for their debut album Girls Like Us, along with packed out headline shows and tour dates supporting the likes of Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells, Warpaint, The Growlers and The Fall, tight-knit girl gang PINS have had quite a two years.

Following on from their first West Coast tour and performances at New York's CMJ festival at the end of last year, PINS have just supported Sleater-Kinney on a European tour and will follow up by supporting Drenge on their April tour before heading off on the road with post-punk legends Wire. Full live dates are as follows:

UK Tour Dates
Apr 4th – Cardif – The Gate (Wales Goes Pop! Festival)
Apr 10th – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms #
Apr 11th – Birmingham – The Institute #
Apr 13th – Gateshead – The Sage #
Apr 14th – Glasgow – The Classic Grand #
Apr 15th – Liverpool – The Kazimier #
Apr 20th – Southampton – Engine Rooms *
Apr 21st – London – Electric Ballroom #
Apr 26th – Aberdeen – The Lemon Tree *
Apr 27th – Glasgow – King Tut's Wah Wah Hut *
Apr 28th – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club *
Apr 29th – Manchester – Club Academy *
Apr 30th – Bristol – The Fleece *
May 14-16 – Brighton – The Great Escape Festival
May 22nd – Manchester – Dot To Dot
May 27th – London – The Lexington

w/ Wire

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Mitski Takes SXSW By Storm, Tour w/ Screaming Females

Takes SXSW By Storm + National Spring Tour
with Screaming Females and Speedy Ortiz

LISTEN: “Square” (live solo piano version) Out Today

Bury Me At Make Out Creek with Unreleased Bonus Material,
Re-Released 4/7 via Don Giovanni Records

"visceral, openhearted indie-rock songs" – The New York Times, Jon Pareles

"Mitski Miyawaki wrings magic out of contrasts: Her incredible vocal range hits crystalline, sonorous highs that often recall Mazzy Star, while the music she’s playing has a gritty, metallic brashness" – Rolling Stone

"Of all the performances we witnessed last week at Austin's annual South By Southwest festival, one show stealer was particularly arresting: Mitski." – SPIN

" ...triumphant moments of misery exploited by addictive melodies and an unbridled sense of self-imposed empowerment." – Stereogum

"On record, her voice is intense, moving from a gentle hum into high-pitched ad libs, and live it’s even more impressive. From opener Townie all the way to the final track – which is somewhere between Willie o Winsbury and a Kate Bush song – she is completely engaging and delivers the kind of performance that doesn’t belong in a concrete yard surrounded by portable toilets." 
– The Guardian US

"The choruses here soar like power pop, but are subdued by tempo and fidelity, while cheap drum machines are deployed as much for their tone as their rhythm." – Pitchfork

"The entire record is full of that kind of standing-on-a-cliff vulnerability, manifesting in shades of rough-hewn folk and discordant indie pop." – FADER

Photo Credit: Daniel Dorsa 

NYC-based songwriter extraordinaire Mitski will re-release her breakout record Bury Me At Make Out Creek, April 7th via Don Giovanni Records. This release will mark her joining of the Don Giovanni family and includes special unreleased bonus material. In celebration, fans will have new chances to experience Mitski’s raw, soul-shaking live show as she joins Screaming Females and Speedy Ortiz on the road this spring. 
With vivid lyrical imagery, buzzed out guitars and evocative vocals, Mitski has created a unique sound built upon her academic musical background, and as she makes the shift from concert hall to DIY venue her new relationship with the storied label will certainly continue to propel the transition. Today she shares the intimate bonus track “Square” (live solo piano version) which is available to post and share here
While attending SUNY Purchase and studying music composition, Mitski released two records inspired by orchestral energy and expansive in their own right. The brilliant writer came into her own with 2014’s Bury Me At Make Out Creek, immersed in fuzzy guitars, pounding drums, and poetically poignant lyrics, and created a sound all her own. Be sure to catch her live on tour this spring! 
National Tour Dates 
3/30: Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College 
4/3: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place (WYBC Event) 
4/4: Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ (w/ Screaming Females) 
4/5: Spark City Providence, RI (w/ Screaming Females) 
4/6: The Firehouse Worcester, MA (w/ Screaming Females) 
4/7: Space Gallery Portland, ME (w/ Screaming Females) 
4/8: Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz PDB (w/ Screaming Females) 
4/9: House of TARG @ Ottawa, ON (w/ Screaming Females) 
4/22: Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (w/ Speedy Ortiz) 
4/24: Hamden, CT @ The Space (w/ Speedy Ortiz) 
4/25: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (w/ Speedy Ortiz) 
4/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's (w/ Speedy Ortiz) 
5/8: Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
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Jessie Baylin's new album now streaming exclusively at NPR Music




“… the record is a lush and slightly nostalgic collection that recalls big, warm AM radio singles, as well as soulful female vocalists like Dusty Springfield and Nancy Sinatra.”T: The New York Times Style Magazine

 “The effect is a melodious and relatable blend of bitter and sweet.”— Garden & Gun

“…stunningly thoughtful tenderness.”— NPR Music

“…keen sense of what makes a perfect folk-tinged pop song.”— KCRW  
“…lovely, dark…a persistent rhythm drives layers of ethereal vocals and shimmering guitars like the wind behind a bank of clouds…”— Nashville Scene

Jessie Baylin’s highly anticipated new album, Dark Place, is now streaming in its entirety exclusively at NPR Musicas part of their First Listen series. Of the music, NPR Music praises, “Swift shrouds Baylin in lush, stylized strains of orchestral ‘60s pop a la Nancy Sinatra, as well as coolly atmospheric ‘90s dream-pop, rife with icy synth pads, gauzy reverb and lacerating guitar tones. At the center of it, Baylin is artfully, magnetically elusive, sounding as though she’s choosing to keep the deepest, most ineffable depths of her emotions to herself—profoundly moved by motherhood, but not defined by it. What a gift to give a daughter.” The record will be released next Tuesday, April 7on Blonde Rat (Baylin’s own indie label via Thirty Tigers) and is now available for pre-order.
In advance of the release, the official music video for “ Creepers (Young Love)” recently premiered at Entertainment Weekly and can now be viewed/shared via YouTube. Of the song and video Entertainment Weekly praises, “Dark, slinking, and sexy, the video is a perfect fit for the track about the animalistic pull towards the strangest of our desires.”
In celebration of the release, Baylin will embark on a series of special performances this spring, including shows in Nashville, New York and L.A. See below for complete tour details.
Baylin recorded Dark Place over nine days at Richard Swift’s studio in Cottage Grove, OR. Swift (Foxygen, Tennis) produced, arranged, mixed and performed all instrumentation on the album (except for Scotty Murray on guitar for “The Ringer”) with Baylin performing all vocals. Baylin and Swift also co-wrote six of the ten songs on the album.
Of her close collaboration with Swift, Baylin comments, “During the making of Little Spark, I first met Richard Swift and with him there was instant trust and chemistry. He was the first person who I felt saw me as an artist and he wasn’t expecting anything except for me to be myself.” Their relationship continued with the making of the  Pleasure Center EP, released in November of 2011, and also marked the beginning of mapping out the next album. “In recording Dark Place we immediately understood the direction this album was going to undertake,” Baylin concludes.
Dark Place follows Baylin’s critically acclaimed 2012 release, Little Spark (Blonde Rat), of which NPR’s All Things Considered praised, “…evokes a sound you might have heard 40 years ago, piercing through the static of your AM radio. The big string sections and angelic choruses are all there, echoing the hallmarks of classic orchestral pop,” while Rolling Stone asserted, “…both seductive and distant, as if she’s singing across miles of echo and doubt. This is an album of potent moods.”
1. Creepers (Young Love)
2. To Hell And Back
3. Black Blood
4. White Noise
5. Kiss Your Face
6. All That I Can Do
7. The Ringer
8. London Time
9. Lungs
10. Dark Place
11. Do You Wanna Dance
April 7                                                        Nashville, TN                                    Grimey’s (in-store)
April 11                                                      Nashville, TN                                           3rd & Lindsley
April 22                                                      New York, NY                                      Bowery Ballroom
May 8                                                      Los Angeles, CA                                       The Troubadour

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Burgerama 4 @ The Observatory (Sunday) more

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Burgerama 4 @ The Observatory (Sunday)

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White Fence @ The Echo

Photos by Liane Chan

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Burgerama 4 @ Observatory (Saturday)

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Wire New Self-Titled Album due April 21 via pinkflag


Photo Credit: Kenichi Iwasa

Listen: "Split Your Ends" via The Quietus or SoundCloud

After recently announcing news of their new self-titled album, due  April 13th  via p inkflag,   Wire  has shared a new track  'Split Your Ends'  showcasing the record's heavier side. 'Split Your Ends' is also a fine example of the lyrical subject matter on the record, encompassing love songs, cryptic narratives and coded messages. Singer/guitarist Colin Newman asked bassist/vocalist Graham Lewis to send over some unfinished, unformatted text so he wouldn't be bound by what to use for the chorus. This material spawned two songs written on the same day, 'Split Your Ends' and another album track entitled 'In Manchester'.

Right from their inception in 1976, back in the first stirrings of punk, Wire went about making music in a subversive, conceptual way, setting themselves apart from both their peers and their influences.
Their 13th studio album - simply titled WIRE- is comprised of material that was written with the album in mind but had been performed on toured extensively first. Songs that Newman introduced to the group in the studio just prior to recording are also included. The idea was to get the most spontaneous reaction possible from the musicians, and far from the rough and ready results than one might have expected. 
WIRE is full of swooning pop melodies with a 60s tinge and an irresistible, near driving rhythmic momentum. One can recognize certain melodic inflections, guitar and bass motifs, and drum rhythms from Wire's idiosyncratic vocabulary but it has a remarkable freshness.
Big money offers have been made to Wire to become part of the Heritage Rock industry, to get the original line-up back together and play only 70s music. These have all been unequivocally turned down. As fun as that might be, Wire has their eyes set  on making new, potent music with the promise of more in the future.
"The point where our personal narratives meet is all about change - moving on and keeping it interesting for ourselves," says Newman. "We're in it for the long haul and this is a one-way trip."
WIRE will be launched by the fourth event in the band's DRILL series entitled DRILL : LEXINGTON - five nights (14-18 April) at the Lexington in London with Wire headlining, plus a different curated support each night. This will be followed by a UK and US tour. See full dates below.

Bio written by Mike Barnes.
Wire Tour Dates
April 12-13 - UK - BRIGHTON - Prince Albert
April 14-18 - UK - LONDON - DRILL : LEXINGTON (album launch)
April 20 - UK - SOUTHAMPTON - Engine Rooms
April 21 - UK - RAMSGATE - Music Hall
April 22 - UK - NOTTINGHAM - Rescue Rooms
April 23 - UK - LIVERPOOL - Kazimer
April 24 - UK - HEBDEN BRIDGE - Trades Club
April 26 - UK - ABERDEEN - Lemon Tree
April 27- UK - GLASGOW - King Tuts
April 28 - UK - LEEDS - Brudenell Social Club
April 29 - UK - MANCHESTER - Club Academy
April 30 - UK - BRISTOL - Fleece
May 26 - USA - PORTLAND, OR - Dantes
May 27 - USA - SEATTLE, WA - Nuemos
May 29 - USA - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Slim's
May 30 - USA - LOS ANGELES, CA - The Echoplex
June 02 - USA - CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Sinclair
June 03 - USA - BROOKLYN, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 04 - USA - NEW YORK, NY - Bowery Ballroom
June 05 - USA - PHILADELPHIA, PA - Union Transfer
June 06 - USA - WASHINGTON, DC - Black Cat
June 08 - USA - CLEVELAND, OH - Beachland Ballroom
June 09 - USA - DETROIT, MI - Majestic Theatre
June 10 - USA - LOUISVILLE, KY - Headliners

 WIRE Tracklisting
1. Blogging 
2. Shifting 
3. Burning Bridges 
4. In Manchester 
5. High 
6. Sleep-Walking 
7. Joust & Jostle ( stream
8. Swallow 
9. Split Your Ends 
10. Octopus 
11. Harpooned

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