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September 26, 2013

Junip @ Bowery Ballroom, 2011 (more by Winnie Cheung)
JUNIP

After the intense heaviness of last Sunday's penultimate episode of Breaking Bad (no spoilers, don't worry), it was a pleasant surprise to hear Jose Gonzalez's voice immediately after in the preview for the series' final episode -- via Jose's band Junip's song "Line of Fire." If you missed it, watch below, and get excited for the Breaking Bad series finale this Sunday. Like you're not already. The full song is also streamable below.

Junip head out on tour in October, starting at ACL, hitting NYC for one show at Le Poisson Rouge on October 10 (not two shows at LPR as Junip originally reported), returning to Austin for the second weekend of ACL, and eventually ending at La Bellasco in LA before the Swedish band returns to Gothenburg. Tickets to the LPR show are still available.

Want to go to the NYC show for free? We're giving away a pair of tickets to a random person who tweets something @BrooklynVegan and includes both "Junip" and "Breaking Bad" in the tweet. Winner will be notified via Twitter.

All tour dates, the Breaking Bad trailer, Junip's new video for "Walking Lightly" and more, below...

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September 24, 2013

Kurt Vile in Austin in August (more by Glen Brown)

Kurt Vile's had a great year, having released the excellent Wakin On A Pretty Daze, which we're sure to see on a couple year-end lists in the next few months. But before the year ends, that album will get the deluxe treatment. Like he did for 2011's Smoke Ring For My Halo, KV will be releasing a new EP -- titled it's a big world out there (and i am scared) -- and in addition to releasing it on its own, he'll package it as the bonus disc with the deluxe edition of the album. That edition is called Deluxe Daze (Post Haze), and both that album and the EP on its own will be out on November 19 via Matador.

The new EP features two new songs, "Feel My Pain" and "The Ghost of Freddie Roach," in addition to new versions of some of the Pretty Daze tracks. Check out the full tracklist and the album artwork for the EP and the deluxe album (both designed by Steve Powers [ESPO]) below. Also below is a stream of a mixtape Kurt made of songs that influenced the record called "KV Mixtape." A letter he wrote about the tape begins:

here is a "mix-tape" that i had been sort-of-conceiving for some time before i actually made it. i would say i made it mainly to pump myself up. and then my bandmates, extended bandmates, producer, etc... but also to get all my friends that were involved (at least subliminally) on my wave-length when i needed it most...
Read the rest of the letter at his website.

Deluxe Daze isn't the only thing Kurt is getting on shelves before the year comes to a close. He also recently announced that he'd be releasing a collaborative EP with Sore Eros (aka Robert Robinson, who was once in Kurt's band, The Violators). That EP is called Jamaica Plain and it's due out on November 4 via Care in the Community Recordings. You can check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Kurt's been touring for months, and he'll return to NYC to headline a previously discussed show on October 25 at Terminal 5 with post-Sonic Youth band Lee Ranaldo & the Dust (who also have a new album on the way) and Beach Fossils. Tickets for the T5 show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Udpdated tour dates are listed, along with the contest details, and info on those new releases, below...

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September 20, 2013

ACL contest

BrooklynVegan and BV Austin have teamed up with Interscope Records to send two lucky people to Austin for the second weekend of the 2013 Austin City Limits festival (October 11-13). One winner + guest will receive round-trip airfare to Austin, TX, three nights hotel stay and tickets to attend the fest! Enter now for your chance to win!

Austin City Limits happens two weekends this year and, as you can see in the graphic above, includes Interscope artists Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Deap Vally and many more. Check out the schedule to get excited. And look at pictures from last year.

Meanwhile back in the NYC area you can catch Kendrick Lamar at Barclays Center and at Rock The Bells. He recently played Williamsburg Park and is going on tour with Kanye West (two shows in Texas included).

September 11, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Stay Positive

As discussed, UK dance musician Stay Positive (formerly Christian AIDS and Stay+) is set to make his US debut in NYC on September 14 at Glasslands, which we at BrooklynVegan are co-presenting with PopGun. The show is being DJed by NYC party-starter ITAL, Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum, and Evan Michael. Tickets to the show are still are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Stay Positive's Blood Brother EP came out earlier this summer via his own label. It's highly indebted the type of '90s pop-house that Disclosure helped bring back into style, and it can be streamed in full below.

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September 5, 2013

Tricky

As mentioned, Tricky's rescheduled tour is coming up next month, including a stop in NYC at Webster Hall on October 2 with tourmates Royal Canoe. Tickets are still available, but if you would like to go for free we're giving a pair away. Details on how to enter are below.

Meanwhile, Tricky just released the video for sultry single "Parenthesis" from his very good album from this year, False Idols. That's the collaboration with The Antlers and you can watch it below.

Openers Royal Canoe, who also open for Alt-J at Hammerstein (9/14), have a new(ish) video for their anthemic track "Bathtubs" which is on the Canadian band's album Today We're Believers which came out back in June. You can watch that below too.

Tricky tour dates are listed, along with videos and contest details, below...

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Deerhunter at Outside Lands 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
Deerhunter

Deerhunter are currently on a tour which just hit Bumbershoot and MusicFestNW over on the west coast. The tour comes to NYC later this month for shows on September 17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Mas Ysa, September 18 at Webster Hall with Crystal Stilts, and September 19 at Webster Hall with Blues Control and Crystal Stilts. The 9/18 show is sold out, but tickets for the other two are still available, and we're also giving away a pair to the 9/19 show. Details on how to enter to win those tickets are below.

After the 9/19 show, Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox will be DJing the official afterparty happening at Glasslands later that night (11:30 PM). Tickets for the afterparty are on sale now.

In related news, Bradford recently teamed up with Cole Alexander of Black Lips to contribute to a track on outsider artist Lonnie Holley's new album, Keeping a Record of It, which came out this week (9/3) via Dust to Digital. Bradford and Cole are on the track "From the Other Side of the Pulpit," which you can stream, along with the updated list of Deerhunter tour dates and contest details, below.

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August 6, 2013

Best Coast @ Governors Ball 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Best Coast

Special guest Best Coast has been added to the bills of both Passion Pit shows happening at Pier 26 in NYC this September (9/6 & 9/7). Tickets are still available for both shows, and we also have a pair of tickets to give away for each show. Details on how to enter to win, below.

Passion Pit, who have been spending their summer at festivals like Firefly and Bonnaroo, and will be out and about through the fall. Updated tour dates are listed below.

Best Coast, meanwhile, have dates scheduled on the west coast, some with Lovely Bad Things, and play Riot Fest Toronto at the end of August before getting to NYC to play with Passion Pit. They then play Riot Fest Chicago with the Replacements and Pixies before hitting the road for some dates with Bleached. All dates are listed below...

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by Bill Pearis

still from "It's Not Enough" video
Medicine

In the UK, bands such as TOY and the Horrors are reproducing shoe-gaze sounds pioneered by yourself, MBV and Ride amongst others. Do you feel you fit nicely into this landscape now as they've made it credible again?

I honestly have no earthly idea. It would be absurd for us to attempt to fit in anywhere though. We made this record for ourselves mainly and with no regard for any type of success other than of the personal variety.



Was there a shoegaze scene in the US in the early 90s? How did you fit in with the grunge and alt-rock explosion?

There was not much of a scene at all. Only a handful of unrelated bands in far-flung regions. We benefited from the alt-rock explosion in that it was easy to get a major record deal by playing noisy guitar pop in 1991 but it was really just a ruse so we could make big budget weirdo art records. It was a good ride while it lasted.



You were signed to Creation in the UK in the early 90s. What was it like working alongside Alan McGee at that time, who was otherwise trying to push something eccentrically British - in spite of the "American sound"?

It was great getting to raid the promo closet at the Creation office for vinyl. That was probably the best part of working with him - getting the first Moonshake 12 inch for free.

 - [The Glass Magazine]

Medicine's first full-band album in 18 years, To the Happy Few, is out today (8/5) via Captured Tracks. Beautiful, noisy and full of sonic left turns, Brad Laner and the rest of the group pick up right where they left off. You can stream the whole thing on Spotify and Rdio, and we've got the premiere of the video for LP standout "It's Not Enough," which you can watch below..

As mentioned, Medicine will play a NYC release show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 16 with openers Weekend and Leverage Models, making for a very solid show. Tickets are still available, but if you'd like to go for free we're giving away a pair. Details below.

Continue reading "Medicine released 'To the Happy Few' and new video (stream); NYC record release show is next week (win tix)"

July 25, 2013

Love Language

Raleigh indie rockers The Love Language released their new record, Ruby Red, this week, and they've just also put out the video for its single, "Calm Down," which features a Cameo by Laura Ballance of Love Language's Merge labelmates Superchunk. Check out the new video below.

As discussed, The Love Language are supporting the new album on a tour with another solid indie rock band, Eternal Summers. That tour comes to NYC soon for shows on July 31 at Mercury Lounge and August 1 at Glasslands. Tickets for Mercury Lounge and Glasslands are still available, but we're also giving away a pair to each show. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Updated dates are listed, along with the new video and contest details, below...

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July 23, 2013

photos by Loren Wohl

Gaslight Anthem
Gaslight Anthem

As discussed, Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem are doing some shows this year, including three in NYC this month: July 26 on Pier 26 with The Bouncing Souls; July 27 at Irving Plaza with Loved Ones frontman Dave Hause, fellow NJ band The Scandals, and Frances & the Foundation; and July 28 on Pier 26 with The Hold Steady. The Irving Plaza show is a Red Bull Sound Select show, which is free for those who requested and received a ticket. Those tickets are all reserved now (and will be sent out soon), but we're giving away another pair. Details on how to enter are below.

Tickets for both Pier 26 shows are still available, but we're also giving away pairs of tickets to those. For the 7/26 show with Bouncing Souls, enter our contest on the BrooklynVegan Facebook, and for the 7/28 show with The Hold Steady, details on how to enter are below.

In honor of that RBSS show, Gaslight frontman Brian Fallon and Scandals frontman Jared Hart teamed up to release a five-song split acoustic EP that the two artists recorded. The EP includes acoustic versions of Gaslight Anthem songs "Handwritten," "She Loves You," and "45," in addition to Scandals songs "All Nighters" and "Sirens." You can listen to the EP for free at Red Bull Sound Select's website (registration required). The pictures above are from that recording session.

Contest details below...

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