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August 20, 2014
Natural Child at Death By Audio in 2012 (more by Devan Council
Nashville's Natural Child released Dancin' With Wolves via Burger back in February, which furthers the band's take on party-friendly southern-fried rock. You can check out the recent video for "Firewater Liquor" below. No strangers to the road (and all good musicians), Natural Child will be heading out on tour this fall, stopping to play Baby's All Right on November 21. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/22) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.
In related news:
All Natural Child tour dates are listed, along with streams and videos, below.
We're a month out from Allah-Las' second album, Worship the Sun, which is out September 16 via Innovative Leisure. You can check out a couple new tracks from the LP -- "Buffalo Nickel" and the video for "No Werewolf" -- below.
With the summer almost over, Allah-Las will be on tour for most of the fall, much of which will be with Tashaki Miyaki (who were just in town). That includes a stop in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 24 and wraps up in San Francisco on New Year's Eve. Tickets are currently on AmEx presale with the general on-sale beginning Friday (8/22) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with track streams, below..
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Pitchfork already posted their top tracks and top albums of the decade so far, and now they've posted their top 50 music videos to have come out between 2010 and 2014. The list includes Arcade Fire, Azealia Banks, Das Racist, Die Antwoord, FKA twgs, Gesaffelstein, Grimes, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Kreayshawn, Lady Gaga, LCD Soundsystem, Odd Future, Sia, Spiritualized, Todd Terje, Zebra Katz and more.
Check out the full list (in alphabetical order) here. Watch Gesaffelstein's video for "Pursuit" below...
The Hotelier at Webster Hall on August 4, 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Connecticut's The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have a busy fall ahead of them. They've got a live LP of a recent Audiotree session up for pre-order, are putting out a full-length collaboration with spoken-word artist Chris Zizzamia at some point, have been in the studio for their next standard full length (pics and vids on the band's Instagram) and are now heading out on an extensive tour with Massachusetts' excellent The Hotelier (who they played a one-off with earlier this year).
The wonderfully-scrappy Rozwell Kid and Posture & The Grizzly (who are both signed to Broken World Media, Derrick from TWIABP's label) round out the tour's stellar bill. The only date near NYC that's currently announced is a Hamden, CT show happening at The Space on October 25, but TWIABP hinted at a NYC date being announced soon and there's a break in their schedule right before that CT show which also happens to be CMJ week in NYC. Tickets for the CT show go on sale Friday (8/22) at noon. All dates are listed below.
ALl TWIABP/Hotelier dates are listed, with the tour flyer and a steam of TWIABP's Audiotree session, below...
CunninLynguists' new album art (not Smash Mouth's)
Kentucky rap crew CunninLynguists followed 2011's Oneirology LP earlier this year with a new mixtape. It's the third in their Strange Journey mixtape series, and thus titled Strange Journey Volume Three. It's got a handful of great guests including Del The Funy Homosapien, Aesop Rock, Murs, Blu, Psalm One and Masta Ace. This fall, they'll be heading out on tour in support of the release with J-Live (who's also on the mixtape), stopping in NYC to play The Studio at Webster Hall on November 13. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All tour dates are listed, with a stream of Strange Journey Volume Three, below...
Ab-Soul at Williamsburg Park in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ab-Soul will be going on a massive North American tour in support of his latest full-length These Days in the fall. The tour will take him to NYC for a date at Irving Plaza on October 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
In other Ab-Soul news, veteran DJ Statik Selektah, whose new album Ab-Soul appears on, has hinted in an interview that Ab-Soul might be the collaborator for his next collaborative album. Statik has done full-length collabs with Freddie Gibbs, Freeway, and Action Bronson, among others, that have yielded some awesome results, so here's hoping that comes to fruition.
You can stream a track from These Days and check out all tour dates for Ab-Soul below...
We mentioned before that FXNOW would be streaming every episode of the Simpsons, but Nerdist points out:
So, it's happening: from August 21st thru September 1st, FXX has decided to air every single episode of The Simpsons on its network. That even includes The Simpsons Movie. It is a gargantuan undertaking of the most dizzying order. And we've got a rundown of the episodes right here, right now, right for you.Check out the full FXX schedule below...
Why yes, that is 552 episodes of television and a movie in only 12 days, the longest marathon ever. Somebody bring me my eyedrops.
Musician, performance artist and crowdfunding genius Amanda Palmer has announced she'll be releasing a book she wrote called "The Art of Asking or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help". Today she released the cover photo (above), as well as a series of completely uncensored naked photos from the same photo shoot.
Amanda has no live shows booked at the moment, but says to stay tuned for a book signing tour to be announced soon.
White Lung singer Mish Way and Waxahatchee singer Katie Crutchfield recently teamed up to film a collaborative Noisey Acoustics Session on a rooftop on the Lower East Side. They take on one track from each of their bands -- White Lung's "Wrong Star" and Waxahatchee's "Coast to Coast" -- with Katie on guitar and both of them singing. Waxahatchee's normally-full-band "Coast to Coast" unsurprisingly sounds great acoustic, and much more surprisingly, the fast and heavy "Wrong Star" does too. Watch the videos below.
White Lung are also touring, hitting NYC on September 3 at Glasslands with Mormon Crosses and Flykills (tickets), and also playing NY's Basilica Sound Scape. They've added more dates to their tour too. All are listed, with the videos, below.
by Andrew Sacher
Nada Surf at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Eric M. Townsend)
Last week we posted "9 of the best '90s bands you didn't think were the best '90s bands and the awesome stuff they're doing now," and encouraged you guys to leave comments of who you think we should have included and who we should have left off. There are so many more than 9 bands who could've fit on that list, and we loved everyone's suggestions. A few of them were bands we strongly considered but left off the list for one reason or another. That includes Failure (whose reunion we covered a bunch), Local H (who we also cover a lot), Spacehog, and the band who was suggested the most: Nada Surf. Nada Surf is actually the band that most likely would have been our tenth pick, had we included ten picks, but we decided to leave them off. Here's why.
Nada Surf come very close to fitting the bill. They had a fluke hit ("Popular") off their major label debut, High/Low (1996), an album otherwise filled with overlooked gems like the Thurston Moore-esque "Sleep" and the Pavement-esque "Treehouse." Failure to produce another hit caused their label, Elektra, to drop them. The unsigned band then released 1998's The Proiximity Effect on their own label and eventually hooked up with indie label Barsuk Records (then home to Death Cab for Cutie, Kind of Like Spitting, etc) for 2002's Let Go. Since then, they've released three more albums with Barsuk, as recently as 2012's The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy. They continue to tour consistently and singer Matthew Caws does cool things like form the band Minor Alps with fellow '90s musician Juliana Hatfield, show up at cool shows like Rock*A*Teens, play benefits with popular indie comedians like Eugene Mirman and Todd Barry and join Guided by Voices on stage. Nada Suf drummer Ira Elliot is also in the high-concept Beatles cover band Bambi Kino with Doug Gillard (ex-GBV). They're also closely connected with some of the bands that did make our list. Harvey Danger singer Sean Nelson sings on more than one of their records, and they co-headlined a tour with Superdrag during that band's late 2000s reunion. Not to mention, if "Flagpole Sitta" and "Sucked Out" come on back to back on a playlist, nothing feels more right than "Popular" coming next.
They've got quality material on all of their albums, but the main reason we didn't think they belonged on the list is that Nada Surf's post-major label career as a fruitful indie band didn't feel as much like a story in 2014 as most of the bands we included. Nada Surf have been putting out well-received releases on Barsuk since 2002, and when we think about the great music that Barsuk's put out over the past decade-plus, Nada Surf's albums immediately come to mind. When most Burger Records fans think of Burger Records, I don't think their first thought is The Muffs or the Superdrag-related The Lees of Memory, who both signed to the label this year. It's been totally normal to see Nada Surf booked on an indie-leaning music festival like Bumbershoot (more than once), Waterloo's SXSW parties, and Sasquatch for at least six years. And unlike "Flagpole Sitta" or "Sucked Out," which still loom large over Harvey Danger and Superdrag's respective careers, ask a younger music fan about Nada Surf and there's a good chance they're more likely to tell you about Lucky (2008) than "Popular." A scroll through BrooklynVegan's "Nada Surf" tag shows we've consistently covered them over the years, whereas the bands on the list haven't gotten much coverage. We didn't feel that highlighting Nada Surf to BV readers at this point would fit the theme of "band you didn't think were the best '90s bands," because that just seemed like old news.
The main point of the list was to shine a light on deserving bands whose merits often went overlooked. Nada Surf is equally deserving and if this list was written a few years ago, there's no doubt they'd be included. Now, relive some Nada Surf memories below...