30 DAYS, 30 SONGS Musicians Align Against Donald Trump, Final Group of Artists Against Donald Trump

Musicians Align Against Donald Trump

Final Group of Artists Against Donald Trump Includes Cold War Kids, Jimmy Eat World, Mission of Burma, Bob Mould, Local Natives, Tim Heidecker, Rogue Wave, Ryan Miller of Guster, and more!
Today we begin the homestretch of 30 Days, 30 Songs, an independent project in support of defeating this year's Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, as we head into the final nine days of the project.  Created by writer Dave Eggers and the team that brought you2012's 90 Days, 90 Reasons, 30 Days, 30 Songs is a daily, evolving playlist featuring two protest songs a day.

This week's songs kick off today with a brand new song by Cold War Kids.  This final run of songs also includes artists such as Mission of Burma, Bob Mould, Ryan Miller of Guster, JPEG MAFIA, The Long Winters, Open Mike Eagle, Jimmy Eat World, Kyle Craft, Local Natives, Greg Holden, Laura Gibson, Tim Heidecker, Modern Baseball, and Rogue Wave.
All songs will be posted on 30days30songs.com as well as via the following playlists:


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L7 Share Shirley Manson Interview Clip, Reveal Doc. Film Artwork + Add 2nd LA Show

L7: Pretend We’re Dead
Documentary Film Artwork Revealed Today

Shirley Manson Interview Clip Premiered By Rookie

World Premiere At DOC NYC 2016 Festival + Two Shows In LA!

11/20: Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
11/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

Fierce, feminist pioneers of American grunge punk, L7 recently released the trailerfor L7: Pretend We're Dead, the documentary, produced by Blue Hats Creativeand directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Sarah Price (American Movie, The Yes Men, Summercamp). Rookie premiered a first glimpse of the film, an interview with Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson reflecting on her admiration for the band and their pop-culture influence. Watch the Shirley Manson interview clip HERE, we encourage you to post & share!

L7: Pretend We're Dead will premiere at the prestigious DOC NYC Festival on Friday, November 11 at 9:45pm at SVA 1. In celebration, the band has announced what are sure to be two blazing blowout hometown shows at The Troubadour (11/20) and Echoplex (11/21) in Los Angeles. The Echoplex show goes on sale tomorrow, 11/1!

L7: Pretend We're Dead is a culmination of the band’s re-ignited enthusiasm fueled by their fans’ outpouring of encouragement and support on social media when the band hinted at the idea of a documentary in early 2015. Offering particularly revelatory insight into the band's 16-year career and eventual dissolution in 2001, the film features exclusive interviews with Exene Cervenka (X), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), Joan Jettand more.

Photo Credit: Rob Sheridan

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KEXP Broadcasts Live from Iceland Airwaves

KEXP Broadcasts Live from Iceland Airwaves Starting Wednesday

Seattle – October 31, 2016  Join KEXP as we return to the land of fire and ice, broadcasting live from KEX Hostel in Reykjavik for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. KEXP’s international broadcast will feature 16 exclusive performances live on air on Wednesday, November 2, through Saturday, November 5, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST.

Iceland Airwaves 2016Sets on Wednesday through Friday can be heard live on KEXP at 90.3 FM in Seattle and worldwide at kexp.org. All sets will be streamed with live video on KEXP’s Facebook page.

Over the past decade, KEXP has developed a deep relationship with Iceland, connecting incredible artists such as Of Monsters and Men, Júníus Meyvant, Samaris, Sóley, Ólafur Arnalds and GusGus with KEXP’s global audience of music lovers.

“We’re excited and honored to share Iceland’s rich musical treasures alongside great International and Seattle artists performing at our Iceland Airwaves broadcast,” said KEXP Chief Content Officer Kevin Cole.  “KEXP is about connecting with music lovers and artists, between diverse genres and eras of music, and between people sharing breath in our global community--regardless of generation or location. It is our desire that you’ll discover phenomenal new music while, at the same time, through this shared musical experience, feel that the world is a smaller place, and that through the power of music, we are all truly connected.”

If you are in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves, the following performances and broadcast at KEX Hostel are free and open to the public. Space is limited on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday, November 2nd
06:00AM PST/ 09:00AM EST – SUÐ
08:30AM PST/ 11:30AM EST – Gangly
11:00AM PST/ 02:00PM EST – Singapore Sling
01:30PM PST/ 04:30PM EST – The Sonics

Thursday, November 3rd
06:00AM PST/ 09:00AM EST – Samaris
08:30AM PST/ 11:30AM EST – Axel Flóvent
11:00AM PST/ 02:00PM EST – Coals
01:30PM PST/ 04:30PM EST – Kronos Quartet

Friday, November 4th
06:00AM PST/ 09:00AM EST – Moji and The Midnight Sons
08:30AM PST/ 11:30AM EST – Digable Planets
11:00AM PST/ 02:00PM EST – Adia Victoria
01:30PM PST/ 04:30PM EST – Kate Tempest

Saturday, November 5th [not broadcast but available as live streaming video]
06:00AM PST/ 09:00AM EST – Let’s Eat Grandma
08:30AM PST/ 11:30AM EST – Mammút
11:00AM PST/ 02:00PM EST – Andy Svarthol
01:30PM PST/ 04:30PM EST – Dream Wife

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            Available On Blu-ray, Digital And DVD, Acclaimed Documentary Chronicles The Nobel Prize Winner's Meteoric Rise And Significant Cultural Impact
Features Additional 2 1/2 Hours Of Never-Before-Seen Content
Special Edition Deluxe Box Adds Exclusive Bob Dylan Magazine And Historical Photos, All In A Custom Portfolio
HOLLYWOOD, CA - Capitol Records celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Martin Scorsese's award-winning documentary, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan,with the release of a Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition of the film. Now available for the first time on Blu-ray and digitally, the 10th anniversary edition can also be purchased on standard DVD. These 10th Anniversary Editions of the film all feature 2 1/2 hours of bonus and never-before-seen content, including extended scenes from the film and full-length interviews withScorseseDave van Ronk and Liam ClancyA newly-produced trailer for this release can be viewed at http://smarturl.it/NDH10trailer
Special Edition Deluxe Box is available at NDH10.com. Packaged in a deluxe portfolio, it includes both Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film and bonus content, as well as an exclusively produced Bob Dylan magazine that features reproductions of historical articles about the artist, plus three high-quality lithographic photo prints of Dylan, who is the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.
All configurations of No Direction Home are available at the official No Direction Home Store NDH10.com and on Amazon.com. Retailer Best Buy offers an exclusive Blu-ray that includes a limited edition Bob Dylan poster with all purchases. Digital versions of the film are available now for download on iTunes and other digital HD retailers. It will be available for rental on the iTunes Movie Store tomorrow, November 1, and streaming on November 22.
Produced by Jeff Rosen (American Roots Music) and Nigel Sinclair (The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years), along with Susan Lacy (American Masters) and Anthony Wall (BBC Arena), the 3 1/2 hour film focuses on Dylan's life and music from 1961 to 1966, detailing the artist's journey from his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota through his emergence in the folk music scene of New York's Greenwich Village to his controversial decision to go "electric" and his rise to the pinnacle of international fame and cultural impact.No Direction Home: Bob Dylan features rare performance footage and interviews with artists and musicians whose lives intertwined with Dylan's during this era, while Dylan himself talks openly and extensively about this critical period in his career in interviews shot exclusively for this film.
The film features rare treasures from Dylan's extensive film, tape and photograph collection, including footage from Murray Lerner's film Festival documenting Dylan's performances at the 1963, 1964 and 1965 Newport Folk Festivals, previously unreleased outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker's famed 1967 documentary Don't Look Back, and interviews with Allen GinsbergPete Seeger, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur and many others.
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan was met with enthusiastic audience reception and universal critical acclaim when it first premiered on PBS, BBC and other prestigious international outlets in the autumn of 2005 and simultaneously released on DVD. Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun Times"[The film] creates a portrait that is deep, sympathetic, perceptive and yet finally leaves Dylan shrouded in mystery, which is where he properly lives." Rolling Stone's David Fricke hailed it as "the ultimate rock & roll odyssey...masterfully directed by Martin Scorsese, this is an electrifying account of an unprecedented life." Frazier Moore of Associated Press called it, "a film I recommend not only to Dylan devotees and neophytes alike, but also to anyone trying to reconnect with where America was then, and grasp where it is today." The Hollywood Reporter's Glenn Abel wrote that the film was, "as good as it gets in music documentaries," while Variety's Phil Gallo predicted that "some of the footage will startle even the most dedicated Dylanologists."
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan; A Martin Scorsese Picture is a production of Spitfire Pictures, Grey Water Park Production, Thirteen/WNET New York and Sikelia Productions, in co-production with Vulcan Productions, BBC and NHK.

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The Lucy Ring Premiere Video for "Make it Rain," Self-Titled EP Out Now



SoCal band The Lucy Ring who just released their debut self-titled EP on Yellow Year Records have today shared their video for single "Make It Rain" off of the EP. Relixpremiered it and noted the video "feels altogether appropriate for All Hallows" Eve. Tijuana filmmaker Luis Mercado directed the video which  pays homage to Alejandro Jodorowsky's film El Topo along with spaghetti westerns. It includes a brief cameo from Shorty Rossi, the star of the Animal Planet show Pit Boss."

The Lucy Ring EP was produced by Charlotte Kemp-Muhl and recorded at Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono's private studio in upstate, NY. Charlotte invited the band up to track to tape upon hearing some demos she liked. 

The Seventh Hex gave us the first listen of the EP last week and noted, "Throughout the course of the band's debut EP, the compositions astonish with an unmistakable presence whilst evoking feelings of observation and cordiality"

The Lucy Ring EP Tracklisting
1. Make it Rain
2. Jeremiah's Crying
3. How Low
4. Monkey Boy
5. Coffee in the Rain
6. Psalm Renegade

Upcoming Tour Dates
11.16.16 - Belly Up w/ Elektric Voodoo and Stripes & Lines- Solana Beach, CA

Photo Credit: Tyler Wilcox

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New Laura Burhenn Song (Mynabirds) + Tour

Laura Burhenn (Mynabirds) Debuts

New Song, "Apples & Oranges"

on NPR's "All Songs Considered"

(Listen on NPR Here / Listen on Spotify Here)

photo by Bliss Katherine

On Tour w/William Fitzsimmons,

October 29 - December 4

“…songs so elegantly composed that many could pass for old standards… Burhenn is as heartbreaking and tuneful as her finest inspirations while investing her songs with a calm fatalism that sets her apart.”

Tour Dates:

10.29 // Omaha, NE // O'Leaver's (
Tickets) * w/o William Fitzsimmons 

10.31 // St. Louis, MO // Firebird (Tickets)

11.01 // Kansas City, MO // The Record Bar (Tickets)

11.03 // Denver, CO // Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill (Tickets)

11.04 // Fort Collins, CO // Downtown Artery (Tickets)

11.05 // Salt Lake City, UT // The State Room (Tickets)

11.06 // Boise, ID // The Olympic (Tickets)

11.09 // Seattle, WA // Triple Door (Tickets )

11.10 // Portland, OR // Doug Fir Lounge (Tickets )

11.12 // Sacramento, CA // Harlow's (Tickets)

11.13 // Petaluma, CA // Mystic Theater (Tickets)

11.14 // San Francisco, CA // Slim's (Tickets)

11.15 // West Hollywood, CA // Troubadour (Tickets)

11.18 // San Diego, CA // Casbah (Tickets)

11.19 // Phoenix, AZ // Valley Bar (Tickets)

11.20 // Santa Fe, NM // Meow Wolf (Tickets)

11.28 // New York, NY // LPR - Le Poisson Rouge (Tickets)

11.29 // Boston, MA // Cafe 939 (Tickets)

11.30 // South Burlington, VT // Higher Ground (Tickets)

12.01 // Montreal, QC // L'Astral (Tickets)

12.02 // Toronto, ON // The Great Hall (Tickets)

12.04 // Evanston, IL // SPACE (Tickets)

The Mynabirds' Laura Burhenn is in songwriting mode, and has just released a tasty new track : "Apples & Oranges" (Listen on Spotify Here). 

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"One thing's for sure: no matter what style they're performing, Empire of the Sun knows how to make people move, and their third studio set,
Two Vines, is no exception."
Entertainment Weekly
The third remarkable age of Empire Of The Sun was revealed today with the release of the futuristic alt-electro pioneers' new album, Two Vines, which is now available everywhere, including iTunes and Spotify. A green vinyl edition of Two Vines is available exclusively on Amazon.
The video for lead single "High And Low," which already has more than one million views, offers a birds-eye view of the enchanting land envisioned by the band. Hailed as a "dreamy anthem" by Idolator, the song is a Top 15 hit at Alternative radio and has more than three million streams on Spotify. View Empire Of The Sun performing "High And Low" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" HERE.
Recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles, Two Vines is co-produced by Empire Of The Sun and Peter Mayes (Sia, The Killers, Mika),alongside long-term collaborator,Donnie Sloan (Midnight To Monaco). Pianist/arranger Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre, from David Bowie's Blackstar band, feature heavily on the album. Other collaborators include Wendy Melvoin from Prince's Revolution and Fleetwood Macguitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham, who contributes guitar and backing vocals on the glistening "To Her Door."
Entertainment Weekly observed, "Australian electronic pop duo Empire of the Sun's sound has always been a bit difficult to classify. They're a little bit electronic pop, new wave, and dance all at the same time. One thing's for sure: no matter what style they're performing, Empire of the Sun knows how to make people move, and their third studio set,Two Vines, is no exception. With glistening pop tracks like 'High and Low' and 'Way to Go,' the pair hasn't strayed far from the ethereal, echoey sound of singles that launched them to international success in the first place, like 'Walking on a Dream' and 'Alive."Consequence of Sound said,"Two Vines thrives on a dreamy, '80s electropop vibe until the very last note, building a satiating consistency and refreshing appeal...Empire of the Sun have managed to remain steadfast in the sound they've carved out for themselves since day one..."
Manny Marroquin's new remix of "Walking On A Dream" is the closing track on Two Vines. "Walking On A Dream"originally appeared on the band's 2008 debut album of the same name. In early 2016, the eight-year-old single rocketed to the top of the radio and Shazam charts after it was heard in Honda's "The Dreamer" commercial. The spot now ranks as the most Shazamed U.S. television commercial ever. With more than 100 million streams, "Walking On A Dream" became a global smash hit. Views of the official video now exceed 50 million.
In 2008, two of Australia's leading musician/producers, Luke Steele (The Sleepy Jackson) and Nick Littlemore (Pnau), created a vision that seemed to come from an alternative reality - a post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure known as Empire Of The Sun.  The resulting album, Walking On A Dream, went on to sell 1.5 million copies worldwide. Eight ARIA awards (including Album of The Year, Single of the Year and Best Group), 2 BRIT nominations (including Best International Album), and many accolades followed. To date, the band has sold three million copies combined of their albums Walking On A Dream and Ice On The Dune, and reached Multi-Platinum status with global singles "Alive," "We Are The People" and "Walking On A Dream" (which has been certified Platinum - 1 million sales - in the U.S.). Empire Of The Sun's sophomore album Ice On The Dune debuted at No. 3 in Australia and charted in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 in the U.S.

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The recent performance at Electri_City was filmed by ARTE and is available for viewing HERE 

For more on the project please visit www.evidenceoftimetravel.com

The 'Evidence Of Time Travel' album by John Foxx & Steve D'Agostino is out now on LP, CD and digital download.



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The Molochs - America's Velvet Glory

The Molochs  - America's Velvet Glory
Out Friday January 13th, 2017 Via Innovative Leisure

LISTEN & SHARE: The Molochs - "No More Cryin"
First, let’s meet Moloch. You remember him, right? The ancient god, the child eater, the demander of sacrifice, the villain in Ginsberg’s Howl(and also real life) and now the personal antagonist of singer and songwriter Lucas Fitzsimons, who named his band the Molochs because he knew he’d have to make sacrifices to get what he needed, and because he always wanted a reminder of the Ginsbergian monster he’d be fighting against. And so this is how you make a record right now: you fight for every piece, and when Moloch takes apart your relationships and career potential and leaves you sleeping on couches or living in terrifying apartments and just about depleted from awful people involving you in their awful decisions, you grab a bottle of wine (and laugh at the cliché) and put together another song. And once you do that eleven hard-won times in total, you get a record like America’s Velvet Glory: honest, urgent, desperate and fearless because of it.
Fitzsimons came to his calling in an appropriately mythic way, born in a historic city not far from Buenos Aires and raised in L.A.’s South Bay—just outside of Inglewood—where he was immersed in the hip-hop hits on local radio. (Westside Connection!) The summer d before he started middle school, a close friend got an electric guitar, and Fitzsimons felt an enirresistible inexplicable power: “I'd go back home and I’d look up guitar chords on the internet—even though I had no guitar—and just imagine how I WOULD play them. I was slowly getting obsessed.” When he was 12, his parents took him back to Argentina, and on the first night, he discovered a long-forgotten almost-broken classical guitar in the basement of his ancestral home: “It sounds made-up, but it’s true,” he says. “I didn't put the guitar down once that whole trip—took it with me everywhere and played and played. When I got back to L.A., I bought my first guitar practically as the plane was landing.”
This started a long line of bands and a long experience of learning to perform in public, as Fitzsimons honed intentions and ideas and tried to figure out why that guitar seemed so important. After a trip to India in 2012, he returned renewed and ready to start again, scrapping his band to lead something new and uncompromising. This was the true start of the Molochs: “It didn't make any sense to not do everything exactly the way I wanted to do it,” he says. “I was so shy and introverted that singing publicly sounded like a nightmare come true. But I didn't have a choice—I heard something inside of me and I needed to be the one to express it.”
The first album Forgetter Blues was released with Fitzsimons’ guitarist/organist and longtime bandmate Ryan Foster in early 2013 on his own label—named after a slightly infamous intersection in their then-home of Long Beach—and was twelve songs of anxious garage-y proto-punk-y folk-y rock, Modern Lovers demos and Velvet Underground arcana as fuel and foundation both. It deserved to go farther than it did, which sadly wasn’t very far. But it sharpened Fitzsimons and his songwriting, and after three pent-up years of creativity, he was ready to burst. So he decided to record a new album in the spirit of the first, and in the spirit of everything that the Molochs made so far: “I wanted to spend less time figuring out HOW we were gonna do something and just actually do it.”
The result is America’s Velvet Glory, recorded with engineer Jonny Bell at effortless (says Fitzsimons) sessions at Long Beach’s JazzCats studio. (Also incubator for Molochs’ new labelmates Wall of Death and Hanni El Khatib.) It starts with an anxious electric minor-key melody and ends on a last lonesome unresolved organ riff, and in between comes beauty, doubt, loss, hate and even a moments or two of peace. There are flashes of 60s garage rock—like the Sunset Strip ’66 stormer “No More Cryin’” or the “Little Black Egg”-style heartwarmer-slash-breaker “The One I Love”—but like one of Foster’s and Fitzsimons’ favorites the Jacobites, the Molochs are taking the past apart, not trying to recreate it.
You can hear where songs bend, where voices break, where guitars start to shiver and when strings are about to snap; on “You And Me,” you can almost hear Lou Reed’s ghost call for a solo, and on “I Don’t Love You,” you get that subway-sound guitar and find out what happens when Jonathan Richman’s G-I-R-L-F-R-E-N goes wrong. And of course there’s the charismatic chaos of bootleg basement-tape Dylan—always Dylan, says Fitzsimons—and the locked-room psychedelia of Syd Barrett, especially on “Charlie’s Lips,” Fitzsimons’ ode to—or antidote to—those times when he felt the bleakness completely: “Then a bird lands on a branch nearby, you hear leaves fluttering, you hear a child laughing … all of a sudden things don't seem so bad anymore.”

So Moloch might still be out there, devouring his sacrifices, but the Molochs are still fighting, too. And that’s why Fitzsimons picked the band name—it’s so he remembers what he’s up against. He’s not celebrating the destroyer of youth and individuality and creativity, he says: “I’m just keeping him in sight so that he doesn't win.” – Christopher Ziegler
Nov 6 - The Crepe Place - Santa Cruz, CA W/ The Mystery Lights

Nov 7 - The Crepe Place - Santa Cruz, CA W/ The Mystery Lights

Nov 8 - Starline Social Club - Oakland, CA W/ Night Beats, The Mystery Lights

Nov 20 - The Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA W/ The Mystery Lights

Nov 22 - The Bootleg - Los Angeles, CA W/ The Mystery Lights

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Leopold and His Fiction Release Single + New Video For I’m Caving In

Leopold and His Fiction Release Single + New Video For “I’m Caving In” Today

Watch + Share Video Via Vevo & Guitar World

New Album Darling Destroyer Coming January 20, 2017

The Austin-based Leopold and His Fiction have released the single “I’m Caving In” today along with the accompanying video via Guitar World. Watch the band in a dreamlike cathedral, with psychedelic swirls and colors, mirroring the interior drama of the lyrical content. Pre-order the new album Darling Destroyer and receive the single “I’m Caving In” here.

Frontman Daniel Leopold tells Guitar World "I'm Caving In was written at a detrimental time of my life when I wasn't sure I would continue on this path that I've worked so hard to be on or if I could even go on living. I know I can look back and identify with the person I was when I wrote it as I feel all people come to such crossroads again and again. Originally it was penned as a country song. But soon after writing it I figured out what I needed to be doing with my purpose in life and a direction for Leopold's sound. It was through immense pain and what seemed like burden that forced me to simplify and dig in to where I am from and who I am."

The fourth full-length from Leopold and His Fiction, Darling Destroyer echoes that urgency with a savage yet soulful sound testifying to Daniel’s Detroit heritage. “I hear my upbringing in this album more than anything I’ve ever done in my life,” Daniel says. “The songs were telling me, ‘This is what you’re made of, so trust it.’” Equally rooted in dingy garage punk and Motown’s pop-minded R&B, Darling Destroyer burns with a frenzied intensity true to its emotional origins. “Looking back, these songs came from a place of fear and vulnerability,” says Daniel, who wrote much of the album while awaiting the birth of his now-five-year-old daughter. “It was my first time ever dealing face-to-face with the severity of that type of emotion and translating it into words. Harnessing its power in the studio pushed me in a way I’ve never been pushed before.”

Daniel was born and raised in Detroit where he first began playing music. He then moved to California to study writing where he started crafting songs for the first time – combining years of practice on the guitar with his literary inclinations. Releasing their self-titled debut in 2006, Leopold and His Fiction built up a reputation as a powerful live act and landed gigs supporting ZZ Top, Gary Clark Jr., and Dr. Dog. Between their sophomore release Ain’t No Surprise and 2012’s 3, Daniel co-founded the folk outfit Cowboy and Indian, and spent several years touring. He has now returned to Leopold and His Fiction and is revisiting his approach to songwriting, straying from his novelistic tendencies. You can expect the upcoming album to be the band’s most dynamic yet.

Preorder Darling Destroyer Here
Tour Dates
11/6 – McDade, TX – Sound On Sound Festival
More to be announced
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