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October 7, 2014
by Bill Pearis
Absolutely Free's debut album is out next week via Lefse and you can stream the whole thing (via Stereogum) below. (Preorder it, too.) In a year that has already given us terrific krautrock-influenced albums by Klaus Johann Grobe and The Soundcarriers, this one completes the hat-trick, offering up groovy rhythms, crystalline production and inventive arrangements while not forgetting about melody. As I said before, if you miss Caribou's Andorra days, you should definitely check it out. It's a great album.
As mentioned, the band, which grew out of DD/MM/YYYY, will be on the road with Alvvays for the the rest of 2014, including NYC at Rough Trade on November 8. Tickets for that show are still available. If you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets. Details below.
All tour dates are listed, plus the album stream and contest details, below...
October 6, 2014
Rising Philly singer-songwriter Alex G is out on tour with West Coast indie-rockers Gardens & Villa, finishing the fall with a run from the East Coast down to the Southern states. The tour hits Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday (10/7) with support from Grand Resort. Tickets for the show are still available, but if you want to get in for free we're giving away a pair of tickets. Details for that contest are below.
Gardens & Villa put the Televisor EP, a collection of fun and frenzied demos, last month which you can download for the price of your email address. The collection features sketches of songs that later got the full studio treatment on their latest Dune.
All tour dates are listed, along with contest details and a stream of Garden & Villa's "Love Affair (Swift Demo)", below...
October 3, 2014
The Dream Syndicate back in the '80s
As mentioned, Paisley Underground icons The Dream Syndicate are playing Rough Trade on November 15. That show has sold out so the band have added a second show happening at Rough Trade the next night (11/16). Said main man Steve Wynn, "That will be a great excuse to shake things up, make the 2 nights different and dig deeper into the catalog and obscurities." Tickets for the second show are on sale now. And if you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets to both shows.
Contest details, all tour dates, and a stream of The Dream Syndicate's The Days of Wine and Roses, below...
The Blood Brothers in August (photo by Oliver Walker)
The reunited Blood Brothers will finally make their way to NYC this weekend for two appearances here. First they'll be at day 1 of Central Park's Modern Sky Festival which happens Saturday (10/4) and Sunday (10/5) and also features Liars, Cat Power, Stars, The Both, a big William Onyeabor tribute and more. Tickets, including single-day passes and two-day passes, are still available.
Then on Sunday (10/5), The Blood Brothers play a BrooklynVegan-presented headlining show at Warsaw with Violent Bullshit (Jayson Green of Orchid's current band). That show is sold out, but if you haven't gotten your tickets you can now win a pair. Details on how to enter the contest, below.
September 25, 2014
Real Estate at FYF 2014 (more by Adela Loconte)
As previously discussed, Real Estate will make the jump to headlining NYC's big Terminal 5 (they've played there before like when they opened for Girls) on their current tour, hitting the venue in just a week on October 2. Opening the show is Peaking Lights (who have a new album coming and remixed William Onyeabor and are also playing the upcoming WO tribute), Regal Degal and DJ Tom Scharpling (of the Best Show). Tickets for the show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter, below.
Real Estate have also added Australian dates for 2015 to their tour schedule, including one show with Aussies Dick Diver (who play two NYC shows this week). Updated dates are listed below.
In addition to releasing Atlas, they've also put out some cool covers including one of The Nerves' "Paper Dolls" which was the b-side to the "Had to Hear" single, and one of The Cranberries' "Linger" which they did for A.V. Club 'Undercover.' Listen to those, with the video for "Had to Hear" and the list of dates, below...
September 23, 2014
Flying Lotus has a previously discussed tour with his collaborator/bass wizard Thundercat coming up which includes a NYC show happening October 15 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show are still available, and they've also now added a second NYC show happening a day later at the much smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg (10/16). Tickets for that show (same link) go on sale Friday (9/26) at noon. We're also giving away a pair to the T5 show. Details on how to enter to win, with the list of updated tour dates and a song from FlyLo's upcoming LP, below...
September 10, 2014
The 2014 Basilica Sound Scape festival is this weekend (September 12 & 13) in Hudson, NY with performances from Swans, Deafheaven, White Lung, Majical Cloudz, Julia Holter and more. Eleanor Friedberger was supposed to have played but has since dropped off. Two-day passes and tickets to Saturday (9/13) with Swans, Deafheaven and more are sold out but you can still get tickets to Friday (9/12) with Julia Holter, Tim Hecker, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and more. The daily lineups and performances schedules are listed below.
If you'd like to go to both nights for free, we're giving away a pair of two-day passes. Details on that below.
You can also see White Lung in NYC for $3 this Friday (9/12) at MIDNIGHT (so really 9/13) when they play the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show at Palisades (906 Broadway) with Power Trip and Sick Feeling. RSVP HERE for $3 admission at the door (it's $10 if you don't).
September 8, 2014
The Replacements @ Boston Calling (via Erich Roehre)
The Replacements' ongoing reunion tour hit Boston Calling yesterday (9/7) for a set filled with favorites like "Androgynous," "I Will Dare," "Can't Hardly Wait," "Bastards of Young," "Kiss Me On The Bus," "Color Me Impressed," "Takin a Ride," and more, plus a couple of the covers they've been doing (The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back," Chuck Berry's "Maybellene") and an encore of "Alex Chilton." Full setlist and a video, below.
The tour finally makes its way to NYC on September 19 at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium with The Hold Steady and Deer Tick. Tickets to that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win, with the update list of dates, video and setlist from Boston, below...
DFA1979 in LA in August (more by Debi Del Grande)
Death From Above 1979 are in NYC for their intimate Rough Trade show tonight (9/8) ahead of their fall tour with Biblical. Though tonight's show is sold out, we've got a few pairs to give away. Details on how to enter to win, below. Their new album, The Physical World, comes out Tuesday (9/9) and can be streamed on iTunes.
Opening tonight's show is local punk band Low Fat Getting High. Low Fat's self-titled debut album will be out on November 11 via Money Fire Records/Dead Broke Rekerds and you can stream its brand new single, "Don't Believe You Anymore," below. They've got another hometown show this week happening Thursday (9/11) at Shea Stadium with a special guest headliner, Sleepies and Nine of Swords. That one's $8 at the door. Tonight's show is also their first with their new drummer Ian Burns.
Stream LFGH's new single, with the contest details, below...
August 28, 2014
Toronto heavy psych outfit Biblical have been added as support to the previously discussed Death From Above 1979 tour. Biblical are still backing their 2014 album Monsoon Season. As mentioned, the tour will be stopping in NYC at Terminal 5 on November 28 (tickets) and several other US cities. We've got a pair of tickets to giveaway to both the NYC show and the Chicago show, happening on November 25 at the Riviera.
Contest details, with the list of all tour dates, below...