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July 10, 2014
GOASTT at Hammerstein in June (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Sean Lennon's band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (or The GOASTT) put out their newest album, Midnight Sun, earlier this year and have now made a video for one of its tracks, "Too Deep," which was filmed right here in NYC. The song recalls the more psychedelic moments of Sean's father's band, but hey if Tame Impala can do it, why can't an actual Lennon? The video premieres in this post and can be watched below.
GOASTT are currently on a tour with Beck (which just hit NYC). They'll play NYC again (without Beck) during this year's Summerscreen series in McCarren Park. They play on July 30 along with a screening of Heathers. That show is free. All dates are listed below.
We're also giving away a signed vinyl copy of Midnight Sun. Details on how to enter to win that, with the list of dates and new video, below...
July 1, 2014
photo by Dan Monick
Joyce Manor will release their much-anticipated third album Never Hungover Again on July 22 via their new label home of Epitaph, and from the sound of its two singles, we're in for more fast-paced melodic indie punk. As discussed, the band's tour brings them to NYC in September but they'll be here way sooner to celebrate the new record on release day (7/22) at Rough Trade NYC.
It's an in-store (doors at 6:30 PM, music at 7) and to get in you need to buy the record at the Rough Trade store that day. There's one other way to get in though, we're giving away a few pairs of tickets and details on that are below.
Their proper tour hits Bowery Ballroom on 9/15 with The Exquisities and Mike Bell & The Movies. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated dates are listed, with the two song streams from the LP, below...
June 25, 2014
Former Walkmen bassist Peter Matthew Bauer released his debut album, Liberation!, this week via Mexican Summer. It's a lovely record and you can stream the whole thing below and if you need more convincing to buy it. You can also watch a short "infomercial" on the record as well.
As mentioned, Peter plays a NYC record release show on Thursday (6/26) at Rough Trade with AM Mills, and Skyler Skjelset (who is also a member of Peter's band). Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free we're giving away a pair. Details on that are below.
After the Rough Trade show, Peter will head off on a proper tour of the Southwest and West Coast. His former bandmate, Hamilton Leithauser, is busy on tour this summer himself. All PMB dates are listed, along with the album stream and the infomercial, below...
June 20, 2014
by Bill Pearis
David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights
David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights will release their new album, End Times Undone, on August 5 via Merge. The album was recorded in short bursts over three years, mainly out of rehearsals. "We've become so obsessed with capturing the creative moment as early as possible when we get together," says Kilgour who also fronts legendary NZ band The Clean. That process seems to have paid off, the new album is a real gem, sparkling, with an off-the-cuff charm that compliments their melodic sensibilities. Fans of Real Estate who have never dipped a toe into Kilgour's pool, time to jump in. A prime example of the album's creative process is single "Comin' On." Says Kilgour, "That was one of the ones where it was a rehearsal really, and I missed the first chorus. That was the wrong arrangement... but we just ended up liking it so much." You can stream it below.
He and the band will be on our side of the world this summer, playing Merge 25 next month, and then playing a few shows on the West Coast. Then in August, Kilgour will hook up with his brother Hamish and Robert Scott for The Clean's tour that hits NYC on 8/28 at Glasslands which is now sold out. Luckily, The Clean have added another another NYC show, playing Rough Trade on August 21. Tickets for that one go on sale today (6/20) at noon. If you'd like to go for free, we're also giving away a pair, and details on that are below.
The Clean's four-LP Anthology is out July 15. All Clean and David Kilgour dates are listed, along with the new Kilgour song, below...
June 18, 2014
THE PAST IS A GROTESQUE ANIMAL is a personal, accessible portrait of an artist - of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes - whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him, family and bandmates alike, he's forced to reconsider the future of the band, begging the question - is this really worth it?Jason Miller's of Montreal documentary, The Past is a Grotesque Animal, is a very up-close, very personal look at the band and main man Kevin Barnes in particular. The film opens around the country this week at limited engagements. Screening dates are listed below. We're premiering an exclusive clip from the film which you can watch, along with the film's trailer, below.
NYC can see The Past is a Grotesque Animal at the IFC Center on Friday (6/20) and Saturday (6/21) at 9:45 PM and 11:45 PM. The Friday early show is sold out but you can still get tickets to the three other screenings. If you'd like to go for free, we've got a few pairs of tickets to give away to the non-sold-out screenings. Each winner will also get a vinyl copy of Of Montreal's latest LP, Lousy with Sylvainbriar. Details below.
Of Montreal, the band, will be on a tour this fall which doesn't hit NYC. List of screening dates, that exclusive clip, trailer, and contest details, below...
June 17, 2014
The National @ Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
The National kick off their three-night run at Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park tonight (6/17). Tonight's show with Phosphorescent is sold out, but you can still get tickets to Wednesday (6/18 w/ Lord Huron) and Thursday (6/19 w/ MS MR). If you'd like to go to the Thursday show for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets to that show. Details below.
MS MR were just at Bonnaroo where they performed their cover of LCD Soundsystem's "Dance Yrself Clean" as well as their Arctic Monkeys cover and "Bones" which was used memorably in the trailer for S3 of Game of Thrones. The duo are set to begin recording their new album this month. Watch a Billboard video where they talk about that, below.
Speaking of Game of Thrones, S4 just wrapped up on Sunday with an action-packed finale that also had some fans of the book wondering where a certain character was. The National recorded a version of "Rains of Castamere" from Game of Thrones way back in Season 2 of the show. They've only played it live once, according to Setlist.FM. Maybe they'll pull it out at one of this week's shows?
MS MR interview video and contest details below...
June 16, 2014
Ever since The Replacements first announced reunion gigs, we have wondered when is NYC going to get a show. Finally we know: September 19 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens. The Hold Steady and Deer Tick (who are old pals, tourmates and huge Replacements fans). Tickets to that show go on sale Saturday (6/21) at 11 AM, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win, below.
June 13, 2014
by Ian Chainey
Unnerving noise/black metal destroyers Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy have been added to the Watain and Kosmodemonic show on June 15 at Brooklyn Bazaar (tickets). The Pennsylvanian project -- membership: No One -- will be playing a live set of material culled from the recently released Pennhurst / Xesse compilation that collected various demos and and EPs. T.O.M.B.'s nightmarish noise assault will also be sprayed across another LP in 2014. Titled Fury Nocturnous, the full-length will feature contributions from members of Mayhem. A label and a release date have yet to be announced. You can check out the full stream of Pennhurst / Xesse and a Fury Nocturnous teaser below.
Speaking of Watain, Invisible Oranges posted an interview with singer Erik Danielsson. In the piece, interviewer Jonathan Dick got Erik to open up regarding the latest round of black metal controversy:
Black metal will always be surrounded by controversy. It evokes energies. It thrives upon powers that are counteractive to what people view as law and order and ethics and so on. What I do need to underline here, because here is where people get it wrong: one of the greatest evils that people today know, be it an alternative culture or in conservative government halls, is Nazi Germany and Anti-Semitists and all of that. That is the one thing you cannot glorify.Erik also talked about his upcoming Brooklyn performance that will feature all of the pyrotechnics and theatrics that American fans haven't been able to see before:
There's a need to set that up in the US in that medium, and for a long time we've been quite frustrated about not being able to present the whole show there and actually show our US fans, who are some of the most diehard fans that we have, the actual show that we do. I cannot say at this point whether or not it's going to be an exact setup similar to the ones we have in Europe, but it's definitely going to contain elements of a quite severe nature that haven't been possible to use yet in the States. I actually cannot wait. It's gonna be a really good and fucking powerful show, I think.Tickets are still on sale and we have a few pairs you can win for free! For details on how to enter our contest, check below.
June 12, 2014
Marissa Nadler is one of the artists we're looking forward to catching this week at Northside -- she plays Pitchfork's showcase at Saint Vitus on Saturday (6/14) with Pharmakon, Youth Code, Pyrrhon, and Couch Slut (tickets). She'll be touring for most of the summer, including one in Boston with Gem Club. Updated dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, Gem Club will be in NYC next week to play Joe's Pub on June 17 with Megan Lui. Tickets are on sale now but if you'd like to go for free we're giving a pair away. Details on that below.
Gem Club will also be opening for Agnes Obel at Bowery Ballroom on August 14. Tickets for that show are on sale now. They've got a few other dates with Agnes, and all are listed below.
All Marissa Nadler and Gem Club dates are listed, along with contest details, below...
June 10, 2014
by Andrew Sacher
Queens rap collective World's Fair put out their new "Uh Huh" single late last month, and we've now got the premiere of another new one, "Snow About 10 Feet." This one's got four of the six members (Cody B. Ware, Remy Banks, Jeff Donna and Nasty Nigel) for a posse cut that's a fine example of the wealth of New York rap we've gotten lately. Fans of Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers or A$AP Mob, don't sleep on this. Check it out below.
World's Fair are currently on a previously discussed tour with Two-9 that hits their home city of NYC TONIGHT (6/10) at The Studio at Webster Hall with two other quality locals, Cities Aviv and Aaron Cohen. Tickets for tonight's show are still available and we're also giving away a pair for free. Head to the BrooklynVegan Facebook for details on how to enter to win.
Updated dates are listed, with the tour flyer and song stream, below...