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August 28, 2015

by Andrew Sacher

The Saddest Landscape

The Saddest Landscape will follow 2012's After The Lights with a new album, Darkness Forgives, on October 23 via Topshelf (pre-orders coming soon). The first single is "Souls Worth Saving" which also drops as a 7" single with a non-album b-side on 9/25, and it's streaming now. It's another dose of the band's raw, emotive post-hardcore / screamo, the kind of song that should please longtime fans and newcomers alike. Check it out below (via AV Club).

The band will also tour after the album comes out, including a short Northeast run with Vattnet Viskar, whose boundary-pushing black metal opus Settler dropped earlier this year. That run hits NYC on November 15 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the new song, below...

Continue reading "The Saddest Landscape announce new album 'Darkness Forgives' & tour with Vattnet Viskar (dates, stream)"

August 27, 2015

photo: The Men @ Cake Shop in May (more by Jena Cumbo)
The Men at Cake SHop

After taking some time off, Brooklyn's The Men appear to be back in action. No word on any new recordings but they will be playing some shows this fall. In October they'll headline Panache's CMJ showcase at Baby's All Right on 10/16, (they were the TBA) with Destruction Unit, Michael Rault, Celestial Shore, Dirty Ghosts, Beach Baby. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and you can also get in with a CMJ badge (based on capacity).

After that, The Men will play The Acheron on November 14 with San Francisco band Wild Moth and PC Worship (tickets), then Bowery Ballroom the next night (11/14) where they'll open for Ty Segall's other project, Fuzz (tickets).

All tour dates, plus flyers, below...

Continue reading "the Men playing CMJ w/ Destruction Unit, headlining Acheron, opening for Ty Segall's FUZZ (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Girls Names

Girls Names forthcoming album, Arms Around a Vision, is easily the best thing they've ever done and, in my opinion, one of 2015's best LPs. They've come a long way from being the Irish analog to Crystal Stilts, and while they're still endebted to early '80s post-punk, they've really made it their own -- snarling, bleak and very compelling. The band also have a good sense of humor, too, as seen in the new video for "A Hunger Artist." Directed by Matthew Reed, it's a dead-on parody of '80s-era UK music shows with a hilariously awkward band interview followed then a mimed "live" performance in a white room. Stay till the very end for a tip of the hat to one of my favorite YouTube videos ever. Watch it below.

Girls Names Arms Around a Vision is out October 2 via Tough Love. No word on North American dates, but the band will be on a UK/European tour this fall and those dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Girls Names parody '80s music shows & awkward interviews with "A Hunger Artist" video (watch)"

The Kills

The Kills were to have toured a bit in September, but those dates have been either cancelled or postponed, as the band have decided to try and finish their new album first. From the band:

Attention East Coast fans! Sadly, due to scheduling conflicts, Jamie and Alison have had to make changes to the upcoming tour dates. The band's appearance at the Landmark Festival in Washington DC has been cancelled, as is the Northampton, MA show. The other three shows are being arranged as follows:

April 11 Philadelphia Union Transfer (rescheduled from Sept 23)
April 12 Brooklyn Warsaw (rescheduled from Sept 24)
April 13 Brooklyn Warsaw (rescheduled from Sept 25)

Tickets are still valid, or you can get refunds from source if you can't make the new dates. Thanks for your patience and support while the new album is finished!

Those two NYC shows at Warsaw are sold out. Alison Mosshart's other band, The Dead Weather, meanwhile, will release new album Dodge & Burn in September via Third Man.

alex-g-bug-video

Here's the video for Alex G's "Bug," the current single from his forthcoming Domino Records debut, Beach Music. Directed by Micah Van Hove, it follows a young, scraggly us-Vs-the-world couple on a lazy day of smoking, driving, hanging out, and fireworks. Experience the vibes below.

As mentioned, Alex G's tour kicks off with a record release show at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on October 8 with Ronald Paris (of Porches), and Forth Wanderers. Tickets are still available. Updated tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Alex G shares "Bug" video from new LP"

Fat Demarco

Fat White Family apparently aren't fans of fellow indie rocker Mac DeMarco, as they made clear in a short Facebook post yesterday. They cited a video of Mac playing "Still Together" at Pitchfork, saying "jest or not, it is a crime" and then adding:

"not only does this song sound exactly like the lion sleeps tonight but it also contains the lyrical gem " its easy love, fits like a glove, from up above... together" .... he should be contemplating his crimes in a windowless cell in the Hague... god is on our side.
Hopefully Mac doesn't give in to their demands, and hopefully they don't make good on their promise.

Fat White Family and Mac, who both played Austin's Levitation fest earlier this year, will also both play UK fest End of the Road in September. Maybe they can hug it out there. For Mac, that fest is one date on a huge world tour that includes sold out shows at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on October 11 and at the Troc in Philly on October 12. Tickets are still available for his October 10th show with Alex Calder at the Cap though, for those who don't want him to stop making music and who missed him at his four recent NYC shows. All of his dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Fat White Family will join Isis if Mac DeMarco doesn't retire"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Zombi at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Zombi

We knew experimental duo Zombi would be playing this year's Housecore Horror Festival, and now they announced a tour with their Relapse labelmates Pinkish Black leading up to it. The tour hits NYC on November 11 at Saint Vitus. Tickets will be on sale soon via Ticketfly. All dates are listed below.

Both bands will have new albums out on Relapse before then. Zombi's Shape Shift arrives on October 16 and is prefaced with two synth workouts, "Pillars of the Dawn" and "Mission Creep," and Pinkish Black's Bottom Of The Morning drops on 10/30. Going by eerie lead single "Brown Rainbow," it should be a good one to get the day before Halloween. Check out those songs below.

And actually, Relapse is putting out a second related release by both bands on each album's respective release date. Zombi's Steve Moore is releasing his score to Belgian horror film Cub and pre-Pinkish Black band The Great Tyrant is releasing The Trouble With Being Born.

Continue reading "Zombi & Pinkish Black releasing new albums, touring together"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Uncle Acid at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Uncle Acid

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats' new album The Night Creeper comes out next week (9/4) via Rise Above (pre-order). We already posted the single "Waiting for Blood" and now we've got the premiere of the video for another single, "Melody Lane." It's been said before that Uncle Acid sometimes bring a Beatles influence to their trad-doom sound, and the Lennon-esque vocals on this one back that claim up pretty strongly. They recorded the album with engineer Liam Watson who's also worked with Electric Wizard and Tame Impala, and "Melody Lane" sounds like what might happen if you morphed those two bands into one. Check it out below.

The band's tour with Ruby the Hatchet and Ecstatic Vision hits NYC on September 12 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

All dates are listed, with the new video, below...

Continue reading "Uncle Acid made a video for new single "Melody Lane" + tour with Ruby the Hatchet & Ecstatic Vision starts soon"

August 26, 2015

Neil Fest

The folks that have brought us Dylan Fest and Petty Fest will be bringing Neil Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of Neil Young to NYC's Bowery Ballroom on September 13 & 14. As usual for these things, the backing band is The Cabin Down Below Band but the lineup of guests is pretty impressive. Here's the full list of announced performers:

Norah Jones, Ryan Adams, Body/Head, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Ruby Amanfu, Jakob Dylan, Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem, Butch Walker, Matt Hitt of The Drowners, Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Valerie June, Charles Bradley, Sharon Van Etten, Adam Green, Ryan Miller of Guster, Elvis Perkins, Summer Moon, Danny Masterson, Adam Busch, Michelle Branch, Donald Cumming, Sammy James Jr., Steve Schiltz, Nicole Atkins, Sasha Dobson, Jade Castrinos, Caveman, Danny Clinch, Johnny T, Chase Cohl, Daniel & David Gibson of Streets Of Laredo
Tickets for Neil Fest go on "friends and family" presale on Thursday (8/27) at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (8/28) at noon. Ticket options include a $1500 VIP option that gets you balcony seating for four, complimentary beer and Jamesons all night, a poster and access to a pre-show party. Proceeds go to Sweet Relief On Behalf Of The Jameson Neighborhood Fund.

Related: Norah Jones, who most recently was seen opening for Neil Young as part of her country band Puss N' Boots, will embark on a tour under her own name this fall. That wraps up with a show at Port Chester, NY's Capitol Theatre on November 8. Tickets for that go on Norah Jones presale on Friday (8/28) at 10 AM with the general on-sale beginning September 9 at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Neil Fest happening in NYC w/ Ryan Adams, Sharon Van Etten, Body/Head, Brian Fallon & more; Norah Jones touring"

by Andrew Sacher

Night Birds

Night Birds recently announced that they'll follow 2013's Born To Die In Suburbia with their third album, Mutiny at Muscle Beach, on October 2 via Fat Wreck Chords. Going by lead single "Blank Eyes," it looks like Night Birds haven't changed their sound at all. But when you do it this well, that's totally fine. NB are somewhere between the kind of skate punk Fat was known for in the '90s and Dead Kennedys' more maniacal, surfier sound, and "Blank Eyes" rips just as hard as this kind of stuff needs to. Check it out below (via Nerdist).

As previously discussed, the band is heading out on tour with the great Dillinger Four, including two NYC shows. Those happen October 10 at MHOW (tickets) and October 11 at Saint Vitus (sold out). Those shows got even better since we last spoke, with Big Eyes being added. And there's still one more TBA for Vitus.

Catch Big Eyes sooner when they open for Against Me! at the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show on September 4 at The Stone Pony. Also on that bill is Cakes Da Killa. $3 RSVP is still open.

After that, Big Eyes play Silent Barn with Wet Nurse (9/22) and a stacked FREE afternoon show at Riis Park Beach Bazaar on September 27 with The So So Glos, Nude Beach, Mannequin Pussy, Bueno and Bikini Carwash. Noon start.

Listen to that new Night Birds song, with their list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Night Birds share "Blank Eyes" off 'Mutiny at Muscle Beach'; Big Eyes added to NYC shows with Dillinger Four"