Alvvays Release New Song "Plimsoll Punks," New Album Out September 8th



Photo Credit: Arden Wray

Alvvays will drop their highly anticipated sophomore album in under a month and the Toronto-based group are giving us another taste of new music with the infectious "Plimsoll Punks." The song is the band's answer to Television Personalities' 'Part-Time Punks' and a winking surf opus indictment of the self-righteous who intend to condescend. 

The previously released tracks "In Undertow" and "Dreams Tonite" show a band on the brink of releasing their best material yet, Pitchfork notes on "Dreams Tonite" that the "new sound nods to the Chromatics and Beach House, touching upon their moody temperament while fleshing out their emotional explorations." Rolling Stonepraised "In Undertow" in their Playlist section writing "Canadian guitar romantics Alvvays mix pleasant noises and chill dejection, and the result is a perfect indie-rock lullaby."

Alvvays will be touring the world extensively in support of Antisocialites this fall playing shows with Jay Som and Nap Eyes. The North American tour is selling quickly with several dates including Portland and DC already sold out. 

Early Acclaim For Antisocialites:

"Alvvays never second-guess their core strength: anthemic, arm-swaying hooks that aim for the stars even when the sky is gray." Pitchfork

"The band has kept their rivers of reverb, which sometimes makes them sound as though they're playing to an empty middle-school gymnasium, an image that fittingly blends sweetness with melancholy." Vulture

"Lead single "In Undertow" contains all of the elements that were initially so charming about the Toronto five-piece blown up to fuzzy and dreamy new heights." Stereogum

"It's a heart-swelling three minutes, and further proof that the band's sophomore LP could be one of the fall season's best." Consequence of Sound on "Dreams Tonite"

"The great thing about Alvvays is that they know what they do well - create objectively good, beautiful indie pop - and they are evidently doing it again with Antisocialites"Uproxx

"A very nice dose of their melodic, emotional indie pop, complete with a shoegazy guitar solo." Brooklyn Vegan on "In Undertow"

"More  lovelorn sun-spotted jangly jams done in only the charming way the Toronto quartet know how." My Old Kentucky Blog

Upcoming Tour Dates:
08/26 - Leeds, UK @ This Must Be The Place Festival
08/27 - Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke's [SOLD OUT]
08/28 - Sheffield, UK @ Leadmill
08/29 - Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads $
09/02 - Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/03 - Birmingham, UK @ Institute 2 $
09/04 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms $
09/06 - Oxford, UK @ Bullingdon Arms $
09/07 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla [SOLD OUT]
09/08 - London, UK @ Koko [SOLD OUT]
09/09 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla [SOLD OUT]
09/11 - Paris, France @ Point Ephemere $
09/12 - Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell $
09/13 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow $
09/14 - Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden $
09/16 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix $
09/17 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Ekko $
09/18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet $
09/30 - Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good Festival
10/03 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/05 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
10/06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
10/07 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel # [SOLD OUT]
10/08 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel #  [SOLD OUT]
10/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #
10/12 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
10/13 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn #
10/14 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
10/16 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs #
10/17 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
10/18 - Dallas, TX @ Trees #
10/20 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf #
10/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar # [SOLD OUT]
10/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
10/26 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge $
10/27 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge $ [SOLD OUT]
10/28 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox $
10/30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
10/31 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater $
11/02 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue $
11/03 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall $
11/04 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick $
12/13 - Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]
12/14 - Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]
12/15 - Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]
12/16 - Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]

# w/ Nap Eyes
$ w/ Jay Som

Antisocialites Tracklisting:
  1. In Undertow
  2. Dreams Tonite
  3. Plimsoll Punks
  4. Your Type
  5. Not My Baby
  6. Hey
  7. Lollipop (Ode to Jim)
  8. Already Gone
  9. Saved By A Waif
  10. Forget About Life

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart shares new single, "My Only" via Billboard - album due Sept. 1st

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart shares new single, "My Only" via Billboard - album due Sept. 1

STREAM: "My Only" - 
Billboard / SoundCloud
Today the Pains of Being Pure at Heart shares "My Only," the third single from its recently announced fourth album, The Echo of Pleasure, over at Billboard. The album, due Sept. 1 (digital) and Sept. 15 on CD, vinyl & cassette, on the band's own Painbow label - is available for pre-order here in all formats. The band also has a NYC show and west coast dates in September (see full list of dates below).
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have long set the benchmark for big-hearted, idealistic pop songs. With The Echo of Pleasure, The Pains push beyond their many inspirations and embrace their role as indiepop heroes in their own right. Showcasing the deft songwriting of frontman Kip Berman, The Pains’ fourth album is their most confident and accomplished. After three critically-acclaimed records, 2009’s The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, 2011’s Belong and 2014’s Days of Abandon received praise from The New York Times, Pitchfork, The Guardian and Rolling Stone, they have put together a collection of songs that possess a timeless grandeur, deeper and more satisfying than anything the band has done since their iconic debut. 
Berman enlisted Days of Abandon producer Andy Savours (My Bloody Valentine, The Killers) to help him record a Pains record like none-other. “The logistics of it were so different. When I recorded the record, my wife was six months pregnant. We only had a limited amount of time. There was an absolute uncertainty hanging over our heads, but it was also a kind of escape from worry for that time,” he explains. “What’s going to happen when I have a kid? Am I going to be able to go on tour? Is this the last record I’m going to get to make? It’s not a bad thing to be worried when you’re expecting this huge transition of life. If you didn’t feel scared, you’re probably not feeling the right emotion. I tried to make the best record I could, knowing it might be the last time.”
The Echo of Pleasure navigates variability and safety without unraveling. Berman is no stranger to fragility; here, it’s structured with warmth, the kind found after life-altering moments. It’s reflected in the album title, too: “The Echo of Pleasure could be the near-symmetry of love,” he explains. “It’s the reflection back and forth, modulating over time, of two people who are together. It’s not a mirror - but a perpetual answering and asking. When one person is absent, that echo ceases or, as the title track laments, ‘fades into these silent days.’ In that sense, remembering is a kind of echo, each instance slightly less vivid than the one before.”
The record is augmented by guest vocals featuring previous Pains collaborators: Jen Goma on “So True” (A Sunny Day in Glasgow), bass guitar by Jacob Danish Sloan (Dream Diary), and horns by Kelly Pratt (Beirut, David Byrne, St. Vincent). The Pains of Being Pure at Heart live band consists of long-time guitarist Christoph Hochheim (Ablebody, ex-Depreciation Guild), bassist Jacob Danish Sloan, drummer Chris Schackerman (ex-Mercury Girls, ex-Literature) and vocalist/keyboardist Jess Rojas. The Echo of Pleasure arrives Sept. 1

Saturday, September 9 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Brooklyn Hangar / OctFest *
Friday, September 22 -- Vancouver, BC -- Biltmore Cabaret $&
Saturday, September 23 -- Seattle, WA -- Tractor Tavern $&
Sunday, September 24 -- Portland, OR -- Doug Fir Lounge $&
Tuesday, September 26 -- San Francisco, CA -- The Chapel $&
Wednesday, September 27 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Teragram Ballroom $&
Thursday, September 28 -- San Diego, CA - The Loft UC $&
Wednesday, October 11 -- Zaragoza, Spain -- Fiestas Del Pilar
Friday, October 13 -- La Coruna, Spain -- Playa Club
Saturday, October 14 -- O Grove, Spain -- Fiesta Del Marisco
Sunday, October 15 -- Madrid, Spain -- Joy Slava
Monday, October 16 -- Cordoba, Spain -- Sala Hanger

Tuesday, October 17 -- Sevilla, Spain -- Sala X
Wednesday, Octover 18 -- Granada, Spain -- Lemon Rock 
Thursday, October 19 -- Valencia, Spain -- La Rambleta
Friday, October 20 -- Barcelona, Spain -- Bikini 
Saturday, October 21 -- Santander, Spain -- Escenario

* = w/ Charles Bradley, Kilo Kish
$ = w/ The Courtneys

& = w/ The Prids
Pictured below: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart by Ebru Yildiz
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Echo of Pleasure

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Saturday Oct 14th 2017 - Flying Lotus in 3D + Thundercat
Sunday Oct 15th 2017 - Thundercat + Flying Lotus in 3D

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The National to Perform New Album in Philadelphia for World Cafe/NPR Music's 'First Listen Live'

World Cafe and NPR Music present a 'First Listen Live' with The National, performing its new album,Sleep Well Beast, Live from Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 5 at 8 pm ET - Tickets On Sale Now


Photo Credit: Graham MacIndoe

On Tuesday, September 5th, World Cafe and NPR Music will present a First Listen Live performance with The National. The band will perform its new album Sleep Well Beast live from Union Transfer in Philadelphia beginning at 8pm ET. Tickets for the show are on sale now HERE. Talia Schlanger of World Cafe and Bob Boilen of NPR Music will co-host a live, audio-only broadcast available to NPR Member stations across the country. The concert will also stream live for music fans worldwide on NPR.org/music.

The National claimed their first #1 at commercial radio on the Triple-A radio chart with"The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" and recently shared the track "Carin at the Liquor Store." Both songs, along with the previously released "Guilty Party" are off the band's seventh studio album Sleep Well Beast out September 8th on 4AD. Sleep Well Beast is available for pre-order and will be available in CD, digital and double LP formats.

The National will head out on tour in September - U.S. stops include Forest Hills Stadium in New York on October 6, The Hollywood Bowl on October 11 and Greek Theater in Berkeley on October 14. In advance of the tour The National have played Glastonbury in the second to headlining slot on the mainstage ("Could The National Be Glastonbury's Next Headliners?" said the NME review ), performed two intimate nights in the round at Hudson's Basilica and will play this weekend at Haven Festival in Copenhagen. For additional information and pre-sale registration visitwww.americanmary.com. Photos, album art and bio available here.

Sleep Well Beast Album Cover

"The National's upcoming full-length, Sleep Well Beast, is shaping up to be the best album the band has done." - NPR

"Sleep Well Beast is a towering achievement." - Under the Radar

"One of the most consistent bands out there today is The National who continues to make music that inspires and moves the soul. No matter where you are, you hear a song by The National, you know you are listening to something real." - MXDWN

"'The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness' blends elements of the National's signature indie rock anthems with a shot of disco funk. A shuffling drum beat and a grimy guitar loop mix with a slow-burning blend of piano, synths and horns that rise at the end..." - Rolling Stone

"'Guilty Party' is an instant National classic; a brooding, longing love song of defeat, with a haunting melody that lingers in your head long after the song is over." - WXPN

"Like the best the band has to offer, 'Carin at the Liquor Store' is a song brimming with emotional depth." - Substream Magazine

Nobody Else Will Be There
Day I Die
Walk It Back
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Born to Beg
Empire Line
I'll Still Destroy You
Guilty Party
Carin at the Liquor Store
Dark Side of the Gym
Sleep Well Beast

# w/ Daughter
% w/ Local Natives
^ w/ This Is The Kit
* w/ Adia Victoria

9/16/17 - Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour - Cork, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)
9/17/17 - Vicar Street - Dublin, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)
9/18/17 - Vicar Street - Dublin, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)
9/20/17 - Usher Hall - Edinburgh, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/21/17 - Usher Hall - Edinburgh, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/22/17 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/23/17 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/25/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)
9/26/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)
9/27/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)
9/28/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK ^ (SOLD OUT)
10/05/17 - Wang Theatre - Boston, MA * (SOLD OUT)
10/06/17 - Forest Hills Stadium - New York, NY #
10/7/17 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA #
10/8/17 - Masonic Hall - Detroit, MI #
10/11/17 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA % #
10/12/17 - CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre - San Diego, CA #
10/14/17 - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA #
10/21/17 - Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg, GERMANY (SOLD OUT)
10/23/17 - Tempodrom - Berlin, GERMANY (SOLD OUT)
10/24/17 - Tempodrom - Berlin, GERMANY (SOLD OUT)
10/25/17 - AFAS Live - Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (SOLD OUT)
10/26/17 - AFAS Live - Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
10/28/17 - Coliseum - Lisbon, PORTUGAL (SOLD OUT)
10/30/17 - Bozar - Brussels, BELGIUM (SOLD OUT)
10/31/17 - Bozar - Brussels, BELGIUM (SOLD OUT)
11/02/17 - Pitchfork Paris, Paris FRANCE
11/04/17 - Annexet - Stockholm, SWEDEN (SOLD OUT)
11/05/17 - Annexet - Stockholm, SWEDEN
11/06/17 - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, NORWAY (SOLD OUT)
11/07/17 - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, NORWAY
11/27/17 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR  ^ (SOLD OUT)
11/28/17 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA ^ (SOLD OUT)
11/29/17 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/01/17 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver BC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/02/17 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver BC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/04/17 - Verizon Hall - Philadelphia, PA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/05/17 - The Anthem - Washington,DC ^
12/07/17 - Metropolis - Montreal QC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/08/17 - Metropolis - Montreal QC, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/09/17 - Sony Centre - Toronto ON, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/10/17 - Hamilton Place Theatre - Hamilton ON, CANADA ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/12/17 - Civic Opera House - Chicago, IL ^ (SOLD OUT)
12/13/17 - Civic Opera House - Chicago, IL ^ (SOLD OUT)

For more information visit here

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Seaport Music Festival Celebrating 15 Year Anniversary

Seaport Music Festival
Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

Featuring performances by:
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
The Make-Up
Martin Rev
James Chance & the Contortions
The Wolfmanhattan Project
Jean Grae
Azar Swan
Big Huge
The Dance Cartel
and more!

September 7 - 10, 2017

Festival to Feature Live Music, Comedy, Film and more!

New York, NY - August 17, 2017 - The Seaport Music Festival is now accepting press applications to its 15th anniversary celebration in partnership with The Village Voice and South Street Seaport Museum!  The Seaport Music Festival has been gathering New Yorkers and tourists alike with authentic programming in a unique setting for the past 15 years. The festival will continue that legacy with an eye on the future, while also celebrating the rich history of this awe-inspiring venue in Lower Manhattan. With the 50th anniversary of the museum together with the 15th anniversary of the festival, it is an amazing time and opportunity to tell this story. For more information, please visit: http://www.seaportmusicfestival.com/.

Reflecting on the festival's history, founder Stephen Dima explains, "The Seaport Music Festival is a NY institution. It was a scruffy little festival that could, and that on many occasions, DID. It became a place where you could see bands that nobody else was going to take a chance on in a unique and relatively undiscovered part of Lower Manhattan."

In addition to live music, Seaport Music Festival will feature film screenings, comedy and dance. This year's lineup includes performances by:

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, who's self releasing his first album since 2010 called The Hanged Man, and who incidentally has a long, infamous history with the Seaport Music Festival, having performed at the inaugural fest in 2002 plus 5 other subsequent years. At this year's festival, Ted curated a special lineup which includes: comedic, musical and visual artist Jean Grae, heavy-beat minded electronic duo Azar Swan and NYC DIY rock'n'rollers Big Huge. Hosted by Dap.

New York Night Train DJ Jonathan Toubin has also been invited to curate a line-up, which features The Make-Up, a seminal post-punk band from DC led by Ian Svenonius who announced highly anticipated reunion shows this year. The line-up also includes Martin Rev (The surviving half of one of the most important bands of all time, Suicide), James Chance & The Contortions, The Wolfmanhattan Project, Death Valley Girls, Surfbort and Warm Drag. The acts here are not bonded together through genre but through social relationships and the kind of subterranean aesthetic that built the downtown music culture that changed the world, and became globally ubiquitous, but is rapidly disappearing without a trace from its Manhattan incubator. Seaport Music Festival and New York Night Train combine in their shared mission to keep downtown's underground music heritage alive and in its hometown.

The Dance Cartel: Premiere of Wet Clutch, an immersive drive-in dance experience that reinterprets and remixes movie heroines from the last four decades of American film, made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement/Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.  

"The Village Voice has covered and been a part of some of the most iconic cultural moments in New York City's history," said Kerrie Gillis, Chief Revenue Officer of The Village Voice. "Our partnership with theSeaport Music Festival continues that tradition, granting thousands of Voice readers and music fans access to the best the city has to offer at one of NYC's most historic venues."

Captain Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the South Street Seaport Museum, cited the long connection between the Museum and music over its fifty year history. "In the earliest years of the Seaport Museum, artists like Pete Seeger and others sang on the pier for lunchtime crowds. For years Pier 16 on the East River has been a place to hear music and to connect through that music to the origins of New York itself."

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, South Street Seaport Museum is a cultural institution dedicated to telling the story of the rise of New York as a port city and its critical role in the development of the United States. The Museum uses its historic buildings and ships to provide interactive exhibits, education, and experiences.

The festival will also feature locally sourced foods from the Fulton Stall Market and oysters from Empire Oyster.

One Manhattan Square, a modern glass vertical village at 220 South Street, under development by Extell Development Company, will join as a sponsor of the anniversary celebration.

Attracting thousands of attendees each year, Seaport Music Festival has previously showcased performers such as Animal Collective, Suicide, Angelique Kidjo, Hot Chip and many more. For more information, please visit: http://www.seaportmusicfestival.com/


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Lee Ranaldo Releases Acoustic Session of "Thrown Over the Wall"; Electric Trim Out September 15



Photo: Alex Rademakers
“We smuggle facts inside a magazine
Interpret sadness as shame
We swung a hammer to teach them to believe
Bury the lede behind the frame”

LEE RANALDO has shared an acoustic session version of “Thrown Over The Wall,” the third track to be taken from his brand new album, Electric Trim, out on September 15, 2017.

Ranaldo explains, “This is a song for the resistance: We use a telescope to measure great distances, a micrometer or microscope to explore minutia. The scale is vast, from infinite to infinitesimal; we humans but a momentary blip on the cosmic timeline. Last of your kind? RESIST / Eyes Ahead / Inclusion not Exclusion / RESIST.” 

The acoustic version of “Thrown Over The Wall” was recorded in Prague and Rome during Ranaldo’s 2016 tour, and edited by Lee Ranaldo. Lyrics for the track were written by the author Jonathan Lethem and Lee Ranaldo.

Watch the session video here.

Electric Trim was recorded in New York City and Barcelona in collaboration with producer RaĆ¼l ‘Refree’ Fernandez and extends the work of Ranaldo's solo canon, the most recent being his 2013 album, Last Night On Earth.

Through his collaboration with Fernandez, Ranaldo moves into some rich new sonic territories and production techniques, experimenting with electronic beats and samples alongside live players.

Ranaldo is a co-founder of Sonic Youth, a visual artist, producer and writer. In addition to Fernandez, he worked with several special guests on Electric Trim, including Sharon Van Etten who sings on six of the tracks and duets on “Last Looks” and Kid Millions (aka Man Forever) as well as longtime friend and collaborator Nels Cline (Wilco). In addition, the album features Ranaldo’s band The Dust (fellow Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley, guitarist Alan Licht, and bassist Tim Luntzel).

Ranaldo collaborated with award winning New York author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn/The Fortress of Solitude) for lyrics on six of the songs and the American artist Richard Prince, who previously painted the sleeve for Sonic Youth’s 2004 album Sonic Nurse, created the artwork for the album.

A feature length documentary, HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM, on the year-long making of the album by filmmakers Fred Riedel and Jerry Fried will be touring select film festivals in Europe and the US in 2017. Confirmed festivals include the New Jersey Film Festival on album release day, September 15, Fonomo Music and Film Festival in Poland and Gig Harbor Film Festival in Seattle in October and London Doc ‘n Roll festival in November. Further details to follow.

Watch the trailer for Hello Hello Hello here.
October 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
October 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
Cotober 27 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
October 28 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
October 29 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
November 1 – Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot
November 2 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
November 3 – Toronto, ON – Great Hall
November 4 – Detroit, MI – El Club
November 5 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
November 6 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
November 8 – Boston, MA – ONCE Ballroom
November 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Bell House
November 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda's
November 11 – Washington, DC – Black Cat

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The Happy Mondays Talk Dennis & Lois in Upcoming Documentary Trailer

The Untold Story of Rock n Roll’s Greatest Superfans
The Happy Mondays Discuss the Couple and the Song - Watch Now via Team Rock

Featuring Peter Hook, Andy Rourke, The Vaccines and more

Support the Film via Kickstarter - 4 Days Left!

They met at CBGB’s in the 1970s, traversed the US and the UK with some of their favorite bands, and have now landed themselves at the center of a documentary. They are known simply as Dennis & Lois. These names may ring a bell to fans of The Happy Mondays - the Madchester legends named a song after the couple on their 1990 album Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches (listen here). In a new trailer for the documentary, available exclusively via Team Rock, members of The Happy Mondays discuss why Dennis & Lois in particular inspired them and how they played a part in their lives.

Watch the Official Trailer Here 

The superfan couple are the subjects of an upcoming documentary by filmmaker Chris Cassidy, who followed the superfan couple for over five years and interviewed many of the famous musicians who have come to love and depend on them. Marky RamoneFrank Sidebottom, Peter Hook (Joy Division) and more can be seen singing the couple’s praises via Vimeo now. Dennis and Lois were recently featured in the New York Times, where writer Corey Kilgannon paid a visit to their house-slash-rock’n’roll shrine. The documentary, titled Dennis & Lois, is currently in post-production and is being funded by fans via Kickstarter. The team is over halfway to their goal with only 4 days in the campaign -- contribute here!


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Lomelda shares "From Here," new album 'Thx' out 9/8 via Double Double Whammy




Photo Credit: Laura Lee Blackburn


Lomelda has shared "From Here," the latest from her upcoming album, ThxThe FADER premiered the track, interviewed Hannah Read and called it "a warm track about distance and driving, about wanting to be found and seen." Thx is available for pre-order now and due out September 8th via Double Double Whammy.

Hannah Read, who performs under the moniker Lomelda, makes music that is textural and spacious. Her words are suggestive snapshots of loosely knitted observations, depicting quiet moments between friends and lovers and half-remembered celestial occurrences. In her songs, the memory of the past and glimpses of future stretch out on either side of you, and the present is unsteady and always shifting. 

Lomelda is hitting the road with Pinegrove and Florist this fall. All dates below.


If you were to ask Hannah Read what Lomelda means, you'd probably end up with some kind of non-answer and a new topic. It is a guarded secret reserved for those who really pry. It is a high school attempt at describing something vast and powerful yet uniquely quiet and complex. And it is ever-changing. Lomelda is about memory, intimacy, and the tragedies of distance. As a band, it has appeared in several forms over the years, but always, to Hannah, Lomelda has been about discovering friendship and connection. Close collaborators have become closer friends. And when you see Lomelda, when you hear it, it is apparent that Hannah cares deeply about the connection made with the people on stage, the connection with you. 

9/20 - Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot * 
9/21 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB * 
9/22 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground * 
9/24 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
9/26 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck *
9/27 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street (OKC) * 
9/28 - Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown *
9/29 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
9/30 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada * 
10/2 - El Paso, TX @ The Perch at Tricky Falls * 
10/3 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress * 
10/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex * 
10/6 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic * 
10/7 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room * 
10/8 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour *
10/10 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (Atrium) * 
10/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's * 
10/12 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project * 
10/14 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater * 
10/16 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's * 
10/17 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records * 
10/18 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium * 
10/19 - Minneapolis, MN@ 7th St Entry * 
10/20 - Milwaukee, WI@ The Back Room at Colectivo *

* w/ Pinegrove and Florist

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