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February 25, 2014
Wild Beasts fourth album, Present Tense, is out today (2/25) via Domino. While decidedly more synth-heavy than anything they've done before, the record is still very much in the band's lusty, decadent universe. The album's second single, "Sweet Spot," is maybe its best song, with the signature interplay between vocalists Hayden Thorpe and Tom Flemming in full effect. You can stream it below. The band also recently made a mix for FACT which opens with them covering Leonard Cohen's "Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye" and you can stream that below too.
The band will be in the US next week, playing Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 4. That show is sold out, but if you didn't get tickets we've got two pair to give away. Details are below.
Meanwhile, Wild Beasts will be doing an in-store set at Other Music the day before their MHOW show (Monday, 3/3) at 8 PM. That's free and open to the public. Flyer for their NYC appearances, "Sweet Spot" and FACT mix streams, as well as contest details, below...
As mentioned, Les Claypool's Duo de Twang are playing two late 'Sleep No More' shows at the McKittrick Hotel this week (2/26 & 2/27). Thursday is sold out, but tickets are still available for the Wednesday show, and you now have one more chance to catch the Primus frontman while he's in town. Earlier in the evening, before the second McKittrick show (2/27), Duo de Twang will be playing a very intimate show at a secret Brooklyn location. BrooklynVegan is presenting the show, and we'll reveal the location on Thursday morning (we can say it's at 7 PM). Tickets will only be available at the door, and will be extremely limited due to the size of the room, but if you want to go for free, we're also giving a pair away. Details below.
If you can't make the show, it will be streaming live via TourGigs.com at 7 PM EST. Updated Duo de Twang tour dates, which also include SXSW, are listed below.
February 19, 2014
Lost in the Trees at Lincoln Center in 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Indie folk band Lost in the Trees are currently in NYC. Their tour with All Tiny Creatures hits Bowery Ballroom TONIGHT (2/19) and they just finished performing/being interviewed on WNYC's Soundcheck. If you missed it, you can listen later when the archived link goes up later today.
Tickets for tonight's Bowery Ballroom show are still available, but if you'd like to go for free, we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.
Lost in the Trees also just performed in the Moog Sound Lab, and you can check out that session, along with the updated list of tour dates and contest details, below...
February 12, 2014
by Wyatt Marshall
Pharmakon @ RBMA, May 2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
As discussed, noisy/experimental/industrial tour-de-force Theologian will be performing at the Nothing Changes party tonight (2/12) along with Nick Klein, who traffics in noise-laced experimental electro. The show at Home Sweet Home, as always, and starts at midnight.
The upcoming Nothing Changes schedule is rolling out, with forthcoming performances from upcoming tourmates Damien Dubrovnik and Helm (2/19), as well as Virile Games (2/26), who just released an EP, Wounded Laurel (a reissue of an earlier 2xcs), on Hospital Productions. You can see the Nothing Changes schedule through most of March below.
As mentioned, Dubrovnik and Helm are playing Baby's All Right on 2/18 with New York noise-maker Pharmakon. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away. Details below. For our readers in Austin, we're also giving away tickets to the Dubrovnik/Helm date on 2/17 there.
Nothing Changes schedule, Pharmakon dates, and giveaway details below...
February 11, 2014
As mentioned, Yellow Ostrich are releasing their new album, Cosmos, on February 25 via Barsuk. We're got the premiere of a live video of the band performing the single "Shades" and you can watch that below.
While the band's tour hits NYC's Bowery Ballroom on April 4, Yellow Ostrich are playing a private NYC show on Wednesday (2/12) at Pianos, showcasing much of the new album. BrooklynVegan is presenting the show and, though it's invite-only, we are giving a few pairs away to lucky BV readers. The show is early -- the band's on at 7 PM -- and details on how to get tickets are below.
If you can't make the show, tickets for Yellow Ostrich's Bowery show in April are still available. They'll also be at SXSW too. Updated tour dates are listed, along with the live video and another Yellow Ostrich album track stream, below...
Diarrhea Planet at Tomorrow Never Knows 2014 (more by Sara Pieper)
We mentioned back in December that two Nashville bands, Those Darlins and Diarrhea Planet, were planning to tour together this year. The dates have since been announced in full, and that tour kicks off this weekend, bringing the two bands to NYC on Sunday (2/16) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Desert Sharks. Tickets for that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win, along with the updated list of dates, below.
We just caught Diarrhea Planet in Chicago with Yuck and Pink Frost during Tomorrow Never Knows. You can check out more pics from that (like the one above) at BV Chicago. After the tour with Those Darlins, DP have a few festival appearances lined up, including Alabama's Hangout Fest and a return to NYC for Governors Ball in June.
Those Darlins, who also play Savannah Stopover and SXSW, recently released a new track from the sessions of their 2013 LP, Blur the Line, titled "Why Can't I." You can stream that song below, along with a recent video of the band playing "That Man" for Nashville Cream's "Live in the Morgue" series.
All dates are listed, along with streams and contest details, below...
February 10, 2014
by Bill Pearis
As you may know, groovy French band La Femme are playing a BrooklynVegan-presented show at Glasslands on March 23. Future Punx (who just opened for Marked Men at Saint Vitus) open the show with one more band TBA, plus yours truly on DJ duty all night. Tickets for that show are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're also giving a couple pairs away. Details below.
Right after that NYC show, La Femme will hook up with ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead as part of their "Source Tags & Codes" tour, including the 3/29 date at Bowery Ballroom. (They do not open the MHOW show.) Tickets are available for that one too, and all La Femme dates are listed below.
January 23, 2014
by Bill Pearis
We're about six weeks out from Metronomy's fourth album, Love Letters, which hits the public on March 11 via Elektra/Because. You may remember that the new album was made at London's famed Toe Rag Studios on analogue tape with little or no help from computers/sequencers. You really get a sense for what this could mean for the new album with its title track, which Metronomy just posted for streaming. Driven by a pounding piano line, it's more like something The Kinks would've done in 1971 or perhaps Bowie or ELO. You can stream it -- and watch the video for "I'm Aquarius" -- below.
Metronomy will be in NYC early next month for the BrooklynVegan presented show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 5, their only current North American date. That show is sold out but we're giving a pair away. Details below.
January 10, 2014
Action Bronson at VICELAND at SXSW 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
As you may know, NYC rapper Action Bronson is about to take on two-sold out hometown shows at Irving Plaza TONIGHT (1/10) and Saturday (1/11) before kicking off a full US tour next week. Though both are sold out, if you didn't get tickets and would still like to go, we're giving away a pair to each night.
Details on how to enter to win, along with the list of dates and a video, below...
January 8, 2014
Australia guitar pop combo Cloud Control have foolishly left the part of the world where it's summer right now to experience the polar vortex -- and to play some North American shows, including one in NYC at Baby's All Right on Saturday (1/11) to which tickets are still available. Additionally, if you'd like to go to the NYC show for free, we've got a pair of tickets to give away. Details below.
They're also headlining Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday (1/12) which is part of the "It's a School Night Series." Avers and Arms also play, and that's free with RSVP.
In anticipation of their tour, Cloud Control put together a mixtape for us and with songs by Talking Heads, Modern Lovers, Yo La Tengo and more, it would definitely make for good road soundtracking on the drive between gigs. You can stream it below.