1/31/2018

The Coathangers perform at Warsaw on April 26th and again at Irving Plaza on the 27th supporting Minus The Bear!

The Coathangers return to New York for two nights of shows supporting Minus The Bear! They're at Warsaw on April 26th and again at Irving Plaza on the 27th.

Watch their newest video for "Drifter" off their new EP,Parasite, that's out now on 
Suicide Squeeze Records:
Tour Dates:
02.19.18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
02.21.18 – Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall
02.22.18 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
02.23.18 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
02.24.18 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
02.26.18 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
02.27.18 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
03.01.18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
03.02.18 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
03.03.18 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
03.16.18 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada for Not So Fun Weekend 2018
04.20.18 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre*
04.21.18 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage*
04.22.18 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre*
04.24.18 – Boston, MA @ Royale NightClub*
04.25.18 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony*
04.26.18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw*
04.27.18 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*
04.28.18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
04.29.18 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
05.01.18 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom*
05.02.18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*
05.03.18 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot*
05.04.18 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
05.05.18 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room*
* with Minus the Bear

 
PRAISE FOR PARASITE:
Parasite, the five-track tease, is a huge step forward for these badass babes, and reflects some new developments to their nuanced song craft while staying true to their unbridled, grimy, and raw as fuck tendencies.” What Youth

“…calls back to various different eras in the band’s run.” Stereogum

“It's a brilliant blast of punk fun, tempered with a serious message.” The Line of Best Fit

“…a perfect piece of hooky garage pop so catchy, you don’t realize you’re humming it half an hour later.” Paste on “Captain’s Dead”

Parasite welcomes the listener to be part of The Coathangers' 'us against the world' spirit, rather than pushing the listener away.” Drunken Werewolf

“Listen to this when you’re mad about anything, but especially politics, which should mean you’re listening to this daily.” The Grey Estates

“The fact is, the Coathangers are in their prime.” Punk News

“A louder and arguably more sinister counterpart to the band’s 2016 album Nosebleed Weekend…” The Skinny

“More proof Rock n’ Roll isn’t quite dead; just not the boy’s club it once was.” SoundBlab
When The Coathangers first stormed on the scene over a decade ago, their power resided in their ability to craft a crooked hook out of a grimy guitar line, a delightfully crass chorus, or an enticingly ham-fisted drum-and-bass groove. With each successive album, the Atlanta garage punk ensemble has increasingly tempered their brash charm with sharp-witted pop. Not that the band ever fully excised the primal howl of The Gories or the sparse strut of ESG, but with the trio’s latest EP, Parasite, The Coathangers explore the space between their initial unbridled expressionism and their recent nuanced song craft. “I'd like to think the EP takes you on a journey through the band’s existence,” says guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel of the sequencing of the five songs on their latest offering.

Parasite kicks off with the title track, a rowdy throwback to a younger, angrier incarnation of the band. Crafted in the wake of the election and during a tumultuous period in the band members’ private lives, “Parasite” is pure catharsis. “During the making of our last album, I didn’t want to scream anymore, I just wanted to sing and focus on melody. When we came to this recording, I just wanted to scream and curse.” If the EP is meant as a journey through the various stages of the band’s career, it certainly storms out of the gate with the same kind of piss-and-vinegar of their eponymous debut. And while “Wipe Out” is another rowdy venture, with bassist Meredith Franco taking over the lead vocal duties over a steady barrage of pointed power-chords, it also showcases the rousing choruses that elevated the trio from underground heroines to an internationally renowned garage act. Despite the adverse times, The Coathangers’ mastery of pop cannot be contained forever, as is evident in the EP’s single “Captain’s Dead”, with its sultry verses, triumphant chorus, and a bombastic freak-out of noisy guitar. The journey through The Coathangers’ musical evolution leads to a revamped version of “Down Down” off 2016’s Nosebleed Weekend LP and the smoky twang of “Drifter”, in which drummer/vocalist Stephanie Luke demonstrates her knack for solid Dusty Springfield-style ballads.

Parasite’s cover features an illustration of The Coathangers as sirens of the sea, an image that aptly captures the nautical themes of the EP. But the notion of The Coathangers as both mischievous and enchanting is certainly fitting too, as is evident in the alternately piercing and beguiling tracks on their latest EP. Suicide Squeeze is proud to offer Parasite as a one-sided 12” on Sea Green vinyl with a b-side etching with an initial limited pressing of 2000 copies. The EP is also available digitally. Parasite is available worldwide on June 30th, 2017.

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PUSSY RIOT -- RUSSIAN ANTI-PUTIN FEMINIST ART COMMUNITY ANNOUNCE LIVE PERFORMANCES IN USA

RUSSIAN ANTI-PUTIN FEMINIST ART COMMUNITY PUSSY RIOT ANNOUNCE LIVE PERFORMANCES IN USA
A SUBVERSIVE MIX OF ACTIVIST ART AND LIVE SET
photo credit: Sacha Lecca - hi-res photo HERE

Today, we’re announcing Pussy Riot’s first live music performance art tour through America. The feminist art collective protest against the re-election of Putin as the President of Russia earned them a long, fake trial that led to a 2 year prison sentence for “hooliganism”.

Pussy Riot’s performance will include Nadya Tolokonnikova among others, Pussy Riot’s member whose identity was unfortunately and abruptly revealed after her arrest for performing 35 seconds of the Punk Prayer “Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away” in Moscow’s Savior’s Cathedral in 2012.

Besides Pussy Riot’s headline dates that can be described as an extremely politicized marriage of performance art and a concert, they will also take over music stages at Boston Calling and Hangout Festival. Pussy Riot’s worked on new music and video art, such as:
 “I Can’t Breathe”, their first English language song made in honor of Eric Garner, “Chaika” about Russia’s corrupt prosecutor general, “Make America Great Again” which was eerily created and shot before #45 was elected president, and  “Police State” which was released ad the end of last year with a video starring Chloe Sevigny. Alongside the performances, there will be new art revealed to spread the continued calls for action and protest to a wider audience.

Art is just a part of Pussy Riot’s mission. In 2014, since the release of two members from prison, they launched Mediazona, a free-of-censorship independent Russian media agency focusing on law enforcement issues like conditions in prisons and prosecutions of political activists. Activists of Pussy Riot are advocating for the prison reform in Russia and providing help and lawyers to prisoners.

Members of Pussy Riot’s community chose to keep fighting for their fellow citizens’ human rights, though since 2012 Putin’s regime started harsh oppression of outspoken activists, thus any member of Pussy Riot may be arrested again at any point. Two of Pussy Riot’s members Lusine Djanyan and Aleksej Knedljakovskji filed for political asylum in Sweden, since they’ve been persecuted and are facing death threats in Russia.

Pussy Riot would like to rally with you at these upcoming live performances.

Pussy Riot live dates:

http://wearepussyriot.com/splash.html

3.06 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
3.10 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
3.18 - Mexico, MEX @ Vive Latino
3.20 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (sold out)
3.21 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (sold out)
3.22 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
3.23 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
3.25 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
3.27 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium at The Catalyst
3.28 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (sold out)
3.31 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (sold out)
4.01 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
5.18/20 - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
5.25/27 - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
more dates to be announced


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http://www.zona.media/ (Pussy Riot’s publication focused on Russian courts, law enforcement, and prison system)

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Chvrches Share "Get Out"

CHVRCHES SHARE “GET OUT
FIRST NEW SINGLE IN TWO YEARS

Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES are excited to share today their new single “Get Out." The song is their first new single since the 2015 release of their critically acclaimed second album, Every Open Eye. Produced by 2017 and 2018 GRAMMY Producer of the Year Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia), “Get Out” is out now via Glassnote Records (US) and Virgin (UK) and you can listen to it HERE.

Speaking about the new single, the band says, “Working with Greg was so different to what we’d done before, but it also felt so comfortable and like he’d been in our band forever. He doesn’t try to make you write a certain kind of song. He just listens and then Jedi puppet masters the best work out of you. The opening synth riff of ‘Get Out’ was the first thing to emerge on our first day in the studio with him.
CHVRCHES - Get Out (Preview)
CHVRCHES is Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. The band released their breakthrough record, The Bones Of What You Believe, in 2013. The critically acclaimed album went on to make the year end lists at Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Stereogum and more. Its follow-up, Every Open Eye, charted as the #1 Alternative Album, #8 overall album on the Billboard 200, #7 Current Album, and the #1 Rock Album, as well as the top 20 in ten other countries worldwide. NPR said of the album, “Every Open Eye offers no apologies, no caveats, no halfway measures. Chvrches' disco ball is tiled with galvanized steel,” and Entertainment Weekly named it one of the best albums of the year. 

Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry spoke about the new music to Entertainment Weekly for their 2018 preview, “When I listen to the record, I feel like it’s the most pop stuff we’ve done and also the most aggressive and vulnerable at the same time. It was about really leaning into those moments — and also wanting there to be a real humanity and character to what we’re saying.”

Over the course of their career, CHVRCHES have played countless shows worldwide, with each tour’s production reaching new heights and leaping towards the top of festival bills . On their final tour for Every Open Eye, CHVRCHES played a career-defining show at Radio City Music Hall in 2016. The band will be back to play their first NY area show, playing Governor’s Ball on Randall’s Island in June 3rd. Stayed tuned more dates atwww.chvrch.es/.

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Fleet Foxes Debut Performance Video "Crack-Up" at Reykjavik's Harpa Concert Hall

FLEET FOXES DEBUT PERFORMANCE VIDEO OF
“CRACK-UP” FEATURING ICELANDIC CHOIR,
GRADUALE NOBILI, AT REYKJAVIK’S
STUNNING HARPA CONCERT HALL

U.S. TOUR CONTINUES WITH
MAJOR FESTIVALS & A HEADLINING RUN 

CRACK-UP OUT NOW ON NONESUCH RECORDS
Today, Fleet Foxes debut a stunning performance of "Crack-Up," accompanied by the acclaimed Icelandic choir Graduale Nobili, an all-female group of vocalists who have toured the world alongside Björk. The performance was filmed in one extended shot at the famed Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland, just before the band headlined the Iceland Airwaves music festival. In the video, the camera moves from backstage to onstage to the open auditorium, capturing the Fleet Foxes musicians at work, illuminated against the beautiful hall. The video was produced by Consequence of Sound and directed by Eilífur Örn Þrastarson, with creative direction by Kevin McMahon. Full credits are listed below.

Fleet Foxes will begin an extensive run of dates this March, including festival plays at Coachella, Boston Calling and Shaky Knees as well as several headline shows, including two nights at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Amen Dunes will join them for select dates. The full itinerary is below.

These spring dates come on the heels of an exceptional 2017. Following their highly anticipated return from a six-year hiatus, Fleet Foxes released an internationally beloved full-length album, Crack Up; sold out notable venues including Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Hollywood Bowl; performed on theLate Show with Stephen Colbert as well as CBS This Morning, and earned year-end recognition fromEsquireConsequence of SoundPasteUproxxVulture, and more.



“On Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl, Robin Pecknold was as powerful as any performer who’s ever played the Bowl’s stage. He was a flash of folk and light and feeling. He was gentleness masked in fury, or maybe the other way around. Whichever it is, he sure as hell won’t say.” - Uproxx

“Triumphant Return… Despite the large venue, Pecknold’s vocals were able to reach those in the far back, highlighted by the band’s impressive musicianship… It all coalesced to create a rich, ethereal setting.” - Billboard

“The culmination of a two-hour high-wire act full of intricate, often breathtaking music. Judging by the flushed, smiling faces of the faithful as they file questly out, one that’s been worth the six-year wait.”
Q Magazine

"The show felt like it had disregarded the laws of physics, with each perfect transition between songs threading time together, making you feel like there was no such thing as an end." - Seattle Weekly

"They brought with them everything fans love about Fleet Foxes: layered harmonies shepherded by Robin Pecknold's still-incredible voice, pastoral lyrics, and an almost religious-seeming intensity that made the Crystal feel like a cathedral." - Portland Mercury

"Bigger and better after hiatus." - Washington Post

"Tuesday night's show showcased the immense talent of everyone involved in the group for a truly engaging live experience." - New York Daily News

"The six-year wait seemed almost worth it for the chance to spend a short while in the company of Pecknold once again." - Consequence of Sound

"Pecknold’s ultra-pure voice and timeless, picturesque lyrics soared through the hall all night, raising goosebumps at the peak moments in beloved “oldies” like “Ragged Wood,” “He Doesn’t Know Why,” “Helplessness Blues” and especially “Mykonos.” - Las Vegas Weekly


Order Crack-Up
Images and album art available for download here
Watch the lyric video for “Third of May / Ōdaigahara”
Watch the video for “Fool’s Errand,” directed by Sean Pecknold with art direction by Adi Goodrich and produced by Society
Watch the behind-the-scenes video of Fleet Foxes’ 2017 tour by Sean Pecknold, featuring The Westerlies


Full “Crack-Up” Video Credits:
Executive Producer: Consequence Media
Creative Director: Kevin McMahon
Director: Eilífur Örn Þrastarson
DP: Ólafur Páll Torfason
Steadicam Operator: Tómas Marshall
B - Cam Operator: Haukur Karlsson
Colorist: Luis Ascanio
Lighting Director: Bobby Mathias
Front of House Engineer: Jake McLaughlin
Recording Engineer: Gylfi Bragi Guðlaugsson
Audio Mix Engineer: Beatriz Artola

Choir Arrangement: Þorvaldur Örn Davíðsson
Graduale Nobili Conductor: Þorvaldur Örn Davíðsson

Graduale Nobili Vocalists:

Alexandria Scout Parks
Anna Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir
Álfheiður Edda Sigurðardóttir
Edda Kristjánsdóttir
Guðrún Matthildur Sigurbergsdóttir
Hafdís Maria Matsdóttir
Halldóra Ósk Helgadóttir
Harpa Ósk Björnsdóttir
Hekla Karen Alexandersdóttir
Íris Björk Gunnarsdóttir
Jara Hilmarsdóttir
Margrét Björk Daðadóttir
Salný Vala Óskarsdóttir
Salóme Sól Norðkvist
Sigurbjörg Telma Sveinsdóttir
Snjólaug Vera Jóhannsdóttir
Solveig Óskardóttir
Úlfhildur Eir Jónsdóttir
Vera Hjördís Matsdóttir
Þórhildur Steinunn Kristinsdóttir

Special Thanks: Kate Jackson, Matthew Rankin, Ben Corrigan, Aja Pecknold, Kris Chen & the entire Nonesuch Records team, as well as Róbert Steingrímsson and the Harpa production staff.


Fleet Foxes on Tour:
March 01 | Tampa, FL at The Ritz Ybor
March 02 | Saint Augustine, FL at St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 03 | Orlando, FL at House of Blues Orlando
March 04 | Miami Beach, FL at The Fillmore Miami Beach
March 06 | North Charleston, SC at North Charleston Performing Arts
March 07 | Charlotte, NC at The Fillmore Charlotte
March 09 | Jackson, MS at Thalia Mara Hall
March 10 | Memphis, TN at Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
March 11 | Mobile, AL at Soul Kitchen
March 12 | New Orleans, LA at Orpheum Theater
April 10 | Eugene, OR at McDonald Theatre
April 11 | Sacramento, CA at Crest Theatre
April 14 | Indio, CA at Coachella
April 18 | San Luis Obispo, CA at Madonna Expo Center
April 20 | Berkeley, CA at Greek Theatre Berkeley
April 21 | Indio, CA at Coachella
May 03 | Raleigh, NC at Red Hat Amphitheater
May 04-06 | Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees
May 07 | Houston, TX at Revention Music Center
May 08 | San Antonio, TX at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
May 10 | El Paso, TX at Abraham Chavez Theatre
May 12 | Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theater
May 14 | Tulsa, OK at Cain’s Ballroom
May 15 | St. Louis, MO at Peabody Opera House
May 17 | Pittsburgh, PA at Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
May 18 | Washington, DC at The Anthem
May 19 | Columbus, OH at Express Live
May 21 | Nashville, TN at Ryman Auditorium
May 22 | Nashville, TN at Ryman Auditorium
May 23 | Louisville, KY at Iroquois Amphitheater
May 24 | Indianapolis, IN at The Murat Theatre
May 25-27 | Allston, MA at Boston Calling
May 26 | South Burlington, VT at The Green Shelburne Museum
June 30-July 07 | Roskilde, Denmark at Roskilde Festival
July 02 | Prague, Czech Republic at Velký sál Lucerna
July 04 | Gdynia, Poland at Open’er Festival
July 10 | San Sebastian, Spain at Auditorio del Centro Kursa
July 12 | Madrid, Spain at Mad Cool Festival
July 24 | Toronto, ON at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
August 15-18 | Tabuao, Portugal at Paredes de Coura Festival


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