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April 15, 2014

Afghan Whigs at Coachella last weekend (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs today (4/15) released Do to the Beast, the band's first album in 16 years. You can stream the whole thing, via Rdio, in this post. The band just played the first weekend of Coachella and will do so again Friday (4/18) for the second weekend, and the band has sold out East Coast shows (including one in NYC) next month.

While they still haven't announced a proper North American tour, Afghan Whigs have announced another NYC show: Beacon Theatre on October 4 with soul singer Charles Bradley. Tickets for the Beacon show go on sale Friday (4/18) at 11 AM with AmEx, artist, and Chase presales (password: "D2TBNYC") starting Thursday (4/17) at 11 AM.

The band will be spending most of the summer on tour in Europe, and all dates are listed, along with the album stream, below.

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By Doug Moore

Agalloch at Music Hall of Williamsburg, 2012 (more by Wyatt Marshall)


Okay, so this is kinda huge: post-black metal heroes Agalloch are going on tour and Invisible Oranges is pleased to present the NYC show at Irving Plaza on June 30, with support from proto-doomsters Jex Thoth. Agalloch's new album The Serpent & The Sphere is already generating a lot of AOTY talk even a full month before its 5/13 release date, so you know this is gonna be a total blowout. All dates are listed below.

If you want to be present for said blowout in NY: an IO presale will start on Ticketmaster tomorrow (4/16) at 10am. It'll require a password for purchase; check the corresponding IO post tomorrow morning to find it. The presale will end on Thursday at 10pm, and the general sale will begin at the same link on Friday.

Prepare yourselves. Jex Thoth and Agalloch, who were recently added to Maryland Deathfest, will both be touring in the weeks before this show; their itineraries (and some recent music from each) are below.

Continue reading "Agalloch announces 2014 tour, IO-presented Irving Plaza show with Jex Thoth included! (dates & NYC presale)"

by Andrew Sacher

Cheap Girls at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cheap Girls

Michigan power pop trio Cheap Girls just wrapped up tours with Against Me! and The Hold Steady (which included our SXSW showcase), and they've now announced that they'll hit the road again soon supporting Phoenix folk punks Andrew Jackson Jihad (who they played NYC with in January). Cheap Girls' last tour didn't hit NYC, but this one will on June 14 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/18) at noon.

After the run with Cheap Girls, AJJ head out on a second leg of dates with Hard Girls. Opening the whole tour is AJJ's Phoenix neighbors Dogbreth, who also go on a short western US tour with Waxahatchee this week. All dates are listed below.

Both Cheap Girls and Andrew Jackson Jihad have new albums coming out this year. As mentioned, Cheap Girls will release Famous Graves on May 13 via Xtra Mile. You can stream two of its tracks, "Knock Me Over" and "Man In Question" (ft. Craig Finn), below.

AJJ release their new album, Christmas Island, on May 6 via their new label home of SideOneDummy, which follows 2011's Knife Man LP on Asian Man. The new record was produced by John Congleton, who's been having a killer 2014, also helming the new Swans, Cloud Nothings, Angel Olsen, and St. Vincent albums this year. You can listen to its single "Children of God" below. If you're new to the band, fans of Against Me!, Bright Eyes or Titus Andronicus should take note.

All dates are listed, with all streams, below...

Continue reading "Andrew Jackson Jihad releasing a new LP, touring with Cheap Girls & Dogbreth (dates & streams)"

by Bill Pearis

xeno & oaklander

Analogue fetishists Xeno & Oaklander will return this summer with their new album, Par Avion, which will be out June 24 via Ghostly. Like last year's single, "Sheen" (which is included on the LP), Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo are still making bubbling minimal synth, though songs like album-opener "Interface" introduce hazy new textures. You can stream that track, and Par Avion's title cut, in this post.

Xeno & Oaklander will be DJing at Other Music on Saturday (4/19) as part of the shop's Record Store Day festivities, and open for Adult. at Verboten on May 7 (tickets).

New track stream, album art and tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Xeno & Oaklander releasing new LP on Ghostly (streams), DJing at Other Music on #RSD14, opening for Adult. in NYC"

by Bill Pearis


UK pysch/garage/punk trio The Wytches are set to release their debut album via Partisan this summer. While we wait for that, the band have made a video for last year's "Robe for Juda" single. Shot on VHS, it's like a very twisted school play. You can watch it below.

Last here for SXSW, The Wytches will tour North America properly this summer, including West Coast dates with Cloud Nothings and METZ. They're also playing some East Coast headlining shows, including two in NYC: Mercury Lounge on July 24 and Glasslands on July 25. Tickets to Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (4/18) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (4/16) at noon. Tickets for Glasslands go on sale Friday at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, along with the new video and an NPR "Field Recording" with singer Kristian Bell from SXSW, below...

Continue reading "The Wytches made a new video, touring West Coast with Cloud Nothings & METZ, playing two NYC shows (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher


The Menzingers will release their fourth album, Rented World, next week (4/22) via Epitaph (pre-order), and after revealing singles "In Remission" and "I Don't Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore," they've now made the whole album available to stream. The new album has some more studio shine than their past material (they worked with engineer Jon Low, who normally works with non-punk musicians like Kurt Vile and The National), but there's more aggression in the songs too. Many of them favor big, heavy '90s grunge riffs over the pop punk of their last album. Their knack for Craig Finn-like storytelling still shows up too, like on album highlight "Nothing Feels Good Anymore": "I'm at the party in a cloud of nicotine exhaled by drunk twentysomethings / there's a couple arguing in the bathroom, some couple kids trying to get high." Listen to the new record, via Spin, below.

The band are also supporting the new album on a previously discussed tour with Lemuria, PUP and Cayetana which hits NYC for what will by far be their largest headlining show here yet on May 30 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

Ahead of the tour and album release, I cornered co-vocalist/guitarist Tom May and talked to him about their NYC shows, the new record and their thriving Philly scene (which includes tourmates Cayetana). You can check out the interview, with their list of tour dates and the album stream, below...

Continue reading "an interview with The Menzingers, who are streaming their new 'Rented World' LP (listen)"


As you may have heard, '90s alt-rockers Veruca Salt are back and will release their first new music in years as a Record Store Day 7". Says the band:

On April 19, Record Store Day, we're releasing a limited-edition ten-inch. On one side are two brand-new VS songs; on the other side is "Seether," (a) because this is the 20th anniversary of its original release, and (b) because come on. We recorded the new songs with Brad Wood, and Minty Fresh is putting the record out, just like the first time around. So much more to tell, but we're too busy relearning all our old songs and recording new ones.
The "relearning" part is because Veruca Salt are gearing up for live shows. While there hasn't been an official announcement, tour dates have emerged, including two in NYC: Bowery Ballroom on July 24 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 25. Tickets for the NYC shows go on sale Friday (4/18) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (4/16) at noon.

UPDATE: Full tour announced. All dates, plus the cover art for their RSD14 7", below...

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Vancouver sludge rockers Weed released their debut album, Deserve, last year via Couple Skate Records and they're currently over in the US continuing to support it on tour. The tour brings them to NYC for two shows this week, including Shea Stadium on Wednesday (4/16) with Tonstartssbandht, Laced and Nandas, and the next day they open the Baby's All Right (4/17) stop of the Coathangers / Audacity tour. Ex-Humans are on the Baby's show too, and tickets for that one are still available. All Weed dates are listed below.

For Laced, the Shea show will be their first-ever live gig. The brand new band features Beach Fossils singer Dustin Payseur, Nude Beach drummer Ryan Naideau (also of Warthog) and former Cairo booker/Couple Skate Records owner Ian Kim Judd. They're not to be confused with the UK band of the same name, who Shea's site actually links linked to in the show listing. No music from them yet, but stay tuned. (Also yes, this does mean you can see "Laced with Weed" at Shea this week.)

All dates are listed, with a stream of Weed's LP, below...

Continue reading "Weed touring, playing NYC shows w/ Audacity + Coathangers & Laced, new band ft. Beach Fossils/Nude Beach mems (dates)"

by Bill Pearis


Where has crowd-funding led us? Perhaps the direction of Real Estate's new video for "Crime" (from this year's Atlas). In it, director Tom Scharpling (as played by Andy Daly of Comedy Central's The Review) explains that the video was paid for by different people in exchange for product placements and video concepts. So it becomes a cinematic edsel with undead skateboarders, ceramic figurines, a tribute to yesteryear, celebrity cameos and...maybe the Westboro Baptist Church. You can watch it below.

Having wrapped up their North American tour, Real Estate will be in Europe starting next month before returning for North American festival dates and then their biggest NYC show yet at Terminal 5 on October 2. Tickets are still available.

Continue reading "watch Real Estate's "Crime" video (directed by Tom Scharpling) ++ updated tour dates"

by Andrew Sacher


Olympia's Hysterics have been circulating the blogosphere for some time now, and for good reason. Their most recent EP, Can't I Live?, is an excellent six-track collection that evokes the best moments of early hardcore but doesn't feel regressive. My personal favorite song on it might be the closing track, "No Vision," which has a similar sense of urgency (and similar guitar riffs) to Nervous Breakdown-era Black Flag, but actually sounds angrier.
I wrote the above about Olympia punks Hysterics when we highlighted them recently and mentioned they had TBA shows planned. Those shows have now been announced. The band will play a few dates in their home state this month, and then before a European tour they'll hit NYC on May 2 at 538 Johnson with Exit Order (who just won us over at their show with Priests), New Crime and Sorrows; and May 3 at Death by Audio with Ajax (mems of Creem, Nuclear Spring) and God Mode (not to be confused with the record label).

All of their dates are listed, with a stream of the Can't I Live? EP, below...

Continue reading "Hysterics touring, playing 2 NYC shows, one w/ Exit Order"