Recent Posts in music - Page 8
September 1, 2015
Air Waves have just shared the video for "Fantasy," the current single from their forthcoming album, Parting Glances, which is out September 18 via Wsestern Vinyl. Directed by Sophia Peer, who has made videos for The National and Interpol, the video has singer Nicole Schneit living out the fantasy of calling an IKEA-esque furniture store home. You can watch it below.
Air Waves play a Brooklyn record release show at Baby's All Right on September 22 with Mega Bog, Long Beard and Delicate Steve on DJ duty. Tickets are on sale now. Air Waves will also open for Torres at Kingston, NY's BSP Kingston on October 25 (tix).
by Andrew Sacher
Last year, former Whirr singer Kristina Esfandiari released the Halloween Dream EP under her Miserable moniker. This week (9/4), the a deluxe edition of the EP with bonus tracks will come out via The Native Sound (pre-order), and one of those bonus tracks premieres in this post. It's called "Palmistry Notes," and in contrast to the heavy shoegaze of lead single "Bell Jar," this is dark loner folk that would've fit on the first Chelsea Wolfe album. Check it out below.
Kristina's other moniker, King Woman, also has a new EP out this year.
by Andrew Sacher
Last year, Australia's Dune Rats released their self-titled debut album, a batch of weed-fueled pop punk that should be comfort food for King of the Beach-era Wavves fans. They've now signed to Dine Alone Records, and the label will reissue their debut with three bonus tracks this week (9/4). You can check out the artwork, tracklist and video for opening track "Dalai Lama, Big Banana, Marijuana" below.
Dune Rats were also added as an opener to past Wavves tourmates FIDLAR's tour, which hits NYC on September 26 at Webster Hall. Needless to say, that's a fitting double bill. Tickets for Webster are still available.
All dates are listed below...
by Bill Pearis
Car Seat Headrest (aka Seattle resident Will Toledo) has signed to Matador Records and has two new albums on the way: Teens of Style coming Oct 30, and Teens of Denial coming in 2016. Style finds him reworking songs from his previous DIY releases and you can check out "Something Soon" and its video below.
Will and his band will be touring this fall, including a Car Seat Headrest assault on CMJ. Among his performances will be a stop at the BrooklynVegan Day party at Baby's All Right on Friday, October 16. More details on that show, and BV's other CMJ shows/parties, still to come. CSH's CMJ schedule currently looks like this:
10/14 - New York, NY - CMJ at Pianos (Kanine / Collide Party)After CMJ, Car Seat Headrest will be on tour with Chicago band Ne-Hi and those dates include another stop at Baby's All Right on December 5. Tickets for that show are on sale.
10/14 - New York, NY - CMJ at Santo's Partyhouse (NME Party)
10/15 - New York, NY - CMJ at Cake Shop (NYC Taper Party)
10/16 - Brooklyn, NY - CMJ at Baby's All Right (Brooklyn Vegan Party)
10/16 - Brooklyn, NY - CMJ at Rough Trade (Aquarium Drunkard Party)
10/17 - Brooklyn, NY - CMJ at Space 89 (Urban Outfitters Party)
All dates are listed, along with the "Something Soon" video, album art and tracklist, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Hoferlanz is the project of multi-instrumentalist Ben Lanz, who's played in The National, Beirut, Sufjan Stevens' band, Gabriel & the Hounds and more. He's releasing an album this week and celebrating with a release show on Wednesday (9/2) at Union Pool in Brooklyn. The National's Scott Devendorf and Helado Negro will be DJing. Tickets are on sale now.
So far two singles are out from the album. "Karla's Retreat" the kind of orchestral indie rock you might expect from someone with a resume like Ben, but "Visitaa" brings a harder, distorted edge to that sound. Check both out below.
photo: The Front Bottoms at MHOW in June (more by Mimi Hong)
One happens in their home state of NJ at Vintage Vinyl on September 18 and another in Brooklyn on September 23 at Rough Trade. To get in you have to purchase a copy of the album from those respective stores. More info at the venue links.
They also have full-band shows at NJ's Stone Pony Summer Stage on 9/19 with How to Dress Well, Vic Mensa and more (tickets) and BrooklynVegan-presented NYC shows on October 14 & 15 at Irving Plaza (sold out).
Updated dates are listed below...
by Bill Pearis
NYC duo Tempers will release their new album, Services, on October 23 via Berlin label Aufnahme + Wiedergabe. (Cover art and tracklist are below.) Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper produced the record themselves with Swans' producer Kevin McMahon coming in to mix single "Undoing." Here in NYC where we're experiencing a late-summer heatwave, the duo's dark, chilly electro is a welcome Arctic blast. We're premiering the driving "Trains" from the LP and you can listen to that and "Undoing" below.
by Bill Pearis
Widowspeak's new album, All Yours, is out this Friday (9/4) and while they haven't thrown out the applecart, they have given it a fresh coat of paint (and a cup of coffee), tinkering just a bit with their sound. Working with producer Jarvis Taveniere (who also played bass), there's more spring in their step this time, but without sacrificing that tremelo'd, dreamlike vibe they're known for. You can stream the whole thing right now over at KCRW.
by Andrew Sacher
H2O are already set to open some Rancid shows, including two at NYC's Terminal 5, and they since added a headlining run with Angel Du$t and Give.
That run hits NYC on November 22 at Santos Party House, and also includes shows in Poughkeepsie, Connecticut, New Jersey and more. Tickets for the Santos show will be on sale soon. Their 9/18 show with Rancid is sold out, but tickets for 9/17 are still available. Updated dates are listed below.
H2O will have a new album out by the time of the headlining run. It's called Use Your Voice and is due October 9 via Bridge 9. It was recorded by Chad Gilbert (of New Found Glory, Shai Hulud) and Paul Miner (of Death by Stereo), and going by the two singles it sounds like they're staying true to the melodic hardcore formula of their early records. Check out the title track and the video for "Skate!" (featuring skateboarder Steve Caballero) below.
Speaking of Rancid, we just caught them playing ...And Out Come the Wolves in full.
photos: Grooms @ last-ever DbA show (more by PSquared)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Grooms, Parlor Walls, Faten Kanaan @ Shea Stadium
They'll soon be on a multi-continent tour with former Death by Audio roommates A Place to Bury Strangers, but Brooklyn's underrated guitar twisters Grooms will be limbering up their road muscles tonight.
Cult of Luna, Kylesa, InAeona @ Gramercy Theatre
It's an excellent double bill of boundary-pushing heavy music with Swedish post-metal band Cult of Luna, and the more psychedelic Kylesa who have a new album on the way.
Ricky Eat Acid, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Field Trip, Crazy and The Brains @ The Studio at Webster Hall
This bill brings all kinds of genres together, including ambient electronic from Ricky Eat Acid, rowdy post-punk from Ed Schrader's Music beat, and punk with a xylophone player (it works!) from Crazy & the Brains.
The Vaccines @ Rough Trade (two shows)
UK guitar poppers The Vaccines, who just released new album English Graffiti a few months ago, usually play places much, much bigger than Rough Trade. Needless to say, both of tonight's shows are sold out.
The Cannanes, Pale Lights, The Hairs @ Alphaville
Australian DIY pop royalty, The Cannanes have been making charmingly shambolic music since the '80s. This is the final show of their U.S. tour, they don't play this side of the world very often, so don't miss this chance to see them.
Jen Kirkman, Allison Castillo @ Bowery Ballroom
If you've watched Kirkman's popular Netflix special I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine), over and over, fret not. On this tour she promises "mostly new material with only maybe 25% from my Netflix special"
Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. (Aziz Ansari and Louis CK have both stopped by in recent weeks.) 8 PM.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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