Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on May 10, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Wymond Miles - "Pale Moon" (MP3)

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<p>When <a href=we mentioned that Crystal Stilts played 285 Kent with Woods over the weekend, it was their only announced non-festival date. I guess technically that's still true, but not really, because they're now set to play the Sacred Bones party at the Northside Festival on Glasslands on June 17. The lineup also includes Amen Dunes, Iceage side-project War who are now called VÅR, Wymond Miles (of Fresh & Onlys), and Warthog. Tickets are on sale now.

It's probably a good idea that War changed their name, and according to the band, VÅR (which translates to "spring") is not just a change in name, but also a change in direction. They've released their first new video as VÅR (pictured above), for the track, "In Your Arms," which you can watch below. Their debut LP is set to come out next year on Sacred Bones. The Northside party will be the US live debut for VÅR.

Amen Dunes in Chicago in February (more by Grant MacAllister)
Amen Dunes

Speaking of Amen Dunes, he just released the Ethio Covers 7", which consists of three covers of Ethiopian songs. One of those, "Ethio Song," can be streamed below.

For Wymond Miles, the Northside show is part of a June tour he'll be going on, most of which is with labelmates Psychic Ills (who plays Death by Audio on 5/25 with Ex Cops and PC Worship). That tour will be in support of Under the Pale Moon, his debut full length and followup to the Earth Has Doors EP, which came out earlier this year. Under the Pale Moon will be released on June 12 via Sacred Bones. Download the track, "Pale Moon," above or stream it below.

Lastly, Warthog (formerly Chain Wallet) is a new Brooklyn "supergroup" which includes Chris Hansell (who left The Men in 2011 to be replaced by Ben Greenberg aka Hubble) and members of Nomos, Nude Beach, Creem, and Dawn of Humans. They played their first show at 538 Johnson on April 8 with Hoax, Veins, and Raw Nerve. Check out footage of most of that show below.

All dates, videos, and streams below...

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VÅR - "In Your Arms" Official Video

Warthog (formerly Chain Wallet) at 538 Johnson 4/8/12

Amen Dunes - "Ethio Song"

Wymond Miles - "Pale Moon"

Wymond Miles -- 2012 Tour Dates
May 5, 2012: Seattle, WA, Barboza (w/Lotus Plaza)
May 6, 2012: Vancouver, BC, Media Club (w/Lotus Plaza)
May 7, 2012: Portland, OR, Doug Fir (w/Lotus Plaza)
May 9, 2012: San Francisco, CA, Rickshaw Shop (w/Lotus Plaza)
May 10, 2012: Los Angeles, CA, Echo (w/Lotus Plaza)
May 11, 2012: San Diego, CA, Soda Bar (w/Lotus Plaza)
Jun 15, 2012: Cincinnati, OH, Midpoint Music Festival
Jun 17, 2012: Brooklyn, NY, Glasslands (Sacred Bones showcase)
Jun 19, 2012: Allston, MA, Great Scott (w/ Psychic Ills)
Jun 20, 2012: Montreal, QC, Casa Del Popolo (w/ Psychic Ills)
Jun 21, 2012: Toronto, ON, Double Double Land (w/ Psychic Ills)
Jun 22, 2012: Cleveland, OH, Happy Dog (w/ Psychic Ills)
Jun 24, 2012: Chicago, IL, Schubas

Amen Dunes -- 2012 Tour Dates
May 9, 2012: Seattle, WA, Chop Suey
May 10, 2012: Vancouver, BC, Waldorf
May 19, 2012: Richmond , VA, Strange Matter
Jun 17, 2012: Brooklyn, NY, Glasslands (Sacred Bones showcase)

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Comments (23)

Spill the wine
Drink that gürl

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 3:01 PM

We are living in the internet age. How can anyone name their band after an existing one? Learn to use Google.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 3:11 PM

Var=Fingercuffs

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 3:26 PM

Wow...is that Var video the Iceage guys' way of coming out of the closet? It's obviously meant to be uber homo-erotic.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 3:44 PM

VAR-y interesting. More music I'll never hear.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 3:48 PM

Haha, first thing I thought of 3:01.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 3:49 PM

"Vår," aggressive and violent in a Norse/Nazi kind of way. All the hipster born agains will eat this shit up.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 3:58 PM

VÅR, what is it good for?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 4:35 PM


AMNDNES

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 4:35 PM

Tune in tomorrow for BV's report about a new electro pop duo called The Who and a black metal band called Grateful Dead.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 4:51 PM

The world is a ghetto.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 4:53 PM

this is huh... wow

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 5:21 PM

Stabbing Westward!... Er, I mean....... Stabbing Eastward! yeah.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 5:23 PM

They could have simply added an "s" ala cults

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 7:50 PM

i would like to VARn you that it's SO AWFUL SOUNDING FUCK YOUUUU. america, do not embrace this twatfulness homemade synth off-key singing chud hole PLZ

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 8:17 PM

"Tune in tomorrow for BV's report about a new electro pop duo called The Who and a black metal band called Grateful Dead."

The Grateful Dead used to be called The Warlocks, yet despite this information being known for decades, some band still decided to call themselves the Warlocks. Dumbass!

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 8:35 PM

VU was also called The Warlocks at one point.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 9:46 PM

what a change, impressive

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 3:58 AM

They need a bassist, and I believe that Danny Bonaduce is available ... hmmmmmmmm .....

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 8:52 AM

I've heard some people saying "vummus"

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 11:43 AM

I'm changing my name to V.

Posted by D | May 11, 2012 12:07 PM

I don't believe in music anymore. God help us all

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2012 2:24 PM

I believe in music. It heals you.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 3:45 PM

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