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October 1, 2015

photo: Iron Maiden in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returned this year with their sixteenth album The Book of Souls, which is pretty classic-sounding Maiden but also super refreshing to hear. Now they've announced a U.S. tour in support of it for 2016.

The tour brings them to NYC on March 30 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for the whole tour go on sale October 10 with a fanclub presale starting October 6. Details on the presale here.

All dates are listed, with the video for "Speed of Light" from the new LP, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Eternal Summers

Eternal Summers have made a video for "The Roses," one of the prettiest songs on this year's Gold & Stone which I think is their best album yet. Using cloth swatches, animators Japhy Riddle, May Oskan, and Brendan Bellomo tell a charming tale of two lonely archers who meet in a fabric forrest. Eternal Summers consistently have superior music videos and this is no different. As for the song itself, singer/guitarist Nicole Yun tells us about "The Roses" perhaps surprising influences:

This was definitely the guilty pleasure song for us for quite a while, as we had to get comfortable with the fact that it was just so poppy! The working title was called "Jammy 3", the 3 being a reference to the fact that there was a very mild Third Eye Blind 90's radio tone to it that we all secretly enjoyed, and yet felt guilty about. As we worked it out, and especially as we arranged it in the studio, early Pablo Honey Radiohead influences (which I hoped would come through) were truly made a reality! It's definitely one of my favorite tracks on the album!
"The Roses" video makes its premiere in this post and you can watch below.

Like a lot of bands, Eternal Summers will be in NYC this month for CMJ and they've got five shows on their schedule currently:

WED Oct 14 @ Pianos (5:15 PM): Kanine Day party w/ Yung, Car Seat Headrest, Pinact, Oscar, Expert Alterations, Weaves, Beverly, Mercury Girls (Philly), Cheatahs, Wildhoney, Hin Du, Hockey Dad (FREE)
WED Oct 14 @ The Rock Shop (11 PM): International Rescue showcase w/ Chomp, SAVAK, Pinact, Bird Courage (tickets)
FRI Oct 16 - NY, NY @ Pianos (11 PM): The Deli showcase w/ Ohnomoon, Mild High Club, Weaves, Beverly, Diet Cig, Stolen Jars, Controller, The Fluids, Vundabar (tickets)
SAT Oct 17 - NY @ Cake Shop (day): Cake Shop day party w/ Solids, Gemma, Chomp, Expert Alterations, Garden of Elks (FREE)
SAT Oct 17 @ Knitting Factory (12 AM): Flower Booking showcase w/ The Album Leaf, Diet Cig, Stealing Sheep, S, Lyla Foy (tickets)
The band are currently on tour in the UK with Surfer Blood. All dates are listed below.

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photo: P-Funk at The Paramount in July (more by Greg Cristman)

The legendary George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic are about to begin a new tour this Friday (10/2), with dates extending through early December. The tour includes a NYC show on November 24 at BB King's (tickets) and it will also be nearby for a NJ show on December 5 at Starland Ballroom with Garden State Line, Midnight Mosaic and Underground Logic (tickets). All dates are listed below.

As you may know, George Clinton contributed to the debut single by WOKE, the new supergroup started by Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces. FlyLo recently talked to Pitchfork about George's involvement:

Pitchfork: Does that mean you don't have any plans to release an album?
FL: There's nothing set in stone. We have a bunch of ideas. There's about like nine songs kind of floating around. There's more stuff with George [Clinton], too. We've done a lot of recording over this year. I want to make sure that all the stuff that we do is in the same room together. I'm not trying to do e-mail shit; I really want it to be organic and a true collaboration.

Pitchfork: How did you involve George Clinton in the project?
FL: George--he kind of naturally started floating around too, man. He and I had been in touch earlier this year, and he joined me at Glastonbury. When he comes out to Los Angeles, he comes to the studio and we lay out some ideas. He happened to be around when we were working on the song, so it was perfect that it worked out that way. George is amazing. He's so sharp and he's got so many ideas still. It's such a crazy thing witnessing him and his process.

Flying Lotus also recently released a trailer for the short film FUCKKKYOUUU, which he scored and Eddie Alcazar directed. The film premiered earlier this year at Sundance's NEXT Fest. You can watch that trailer below.

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by Bill Pearis


Protomartyr's third album, The Agent Intellect, is out next week via Hardly Art and you can stream it in its entirety right now via NPR First Listen. Building on the strengths of last year's Under Color of Official Right (my favorite LP of 2014), the band remain firing on all cylinders here. With a chassis (drummer Alex Leonard, bassist Scott Davidson) as precision as anything their Detroit hometown produced in its prime, the LP is a showcase for Greg Ahee's endlessly inventive guitar-playing and frontman Joe Casey's bleak, wry lyrical POV. Casey sings as much as he rants this time, which enlivens choruses of "I Forgive You," "Dope Cloud," "Clandestine Time" and the genuinely poignant "Ellen" (about Casey's mother who has Alzheimers). Is The Agent Intellect better than Under Color of Official Right? Why choose? Listen below.

As mentioned, Protomartyr will be in NYC for CMJ, playing four shows:

10/14 @ Santos Party House: NME Showcase w/ Perfect Pussy, Hooton Tennis Club, Downtown Boys, Dilly Dally, Shopping, Yung, Nico Yaryan, Car Seat Headrest, Seratones, YAK (tickets)
10/15 @ Knitting Factory: Sub Pop showcase w/ Protomartyr, Strange Wilds, The Gotobeds, S, Mass Gothic (tickets)
10/16 @ Rough Trade: Aquarium Drunkard showcase w/ Omni, Lemon Twigs, DRINKS, Yoko and the Oh No's, Mothers, Car Seat Headrest, Modern Vices (tickets)
10/17 @ Adhoc Carwash w/ Destruction Unit, Perfect Pussy, Porches, LVL UP, Downtown Boys, Pity Sex, Potty Mouth, Sheer Mag and Whitney (tickets)
Protomartyr are touring around CMJ as well, including a post-fest run with Amanda X. All dates are listed below.

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photo: Mew at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)

Mew are on a North American tour with The Dodos as we speak, and that brings them to NYC on October 10 at Webster Hall (tickets). That will actually be their second NYC show that day though. Since we last spoke, they added a 2 PM acoustic in-store at Rough Trade to happen that day too. To get in, you have to pick up Mew's album from the Rough Trade store and get a wristband. More details here.

Updated dates are listed below...

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Hailu Mergia

Beirut is on tour now in support of this year's No No No on 4AD, and that tour lands at NYC's Radio City Music Hall tonight (10/1). They've got a pretty special guest opening tonight's show and a few others, Ethiopian funk musician Hailu Mergia who's been having a resurgence since the 2013 reissue of his 1985 album Hailu Megia and His Classical Instrument. If you're going to Radio City tonight, don't miss his set. Tickets are still available.

All dates that Hailu are opening are listed, with a video of Hailu's recent Boiler Room London Live performance, below...

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September 30, 2015

photo: Talib Kweli in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli already released an album this year -- the free-to-download Fuck the Money -- and now he already has another one on the way. It's a collaborative LP with producer 9th Wonder, and it's set to feature Brother Ali, Hi-Tek, Krysis, Bad Lucc, Problem, Rapsody, Planet Asia, Niko, Pharoahe Monch, and Slug from Atmosphere. Release date and title are still TBA.

Talib also has dates coming up. One is with a live band in NYC on October 5 at the Blue Note, and that includes both early (8 PM) and late (10:30 PM) shows. Then he DJs late-night at Webster Hall on October 8, which is presumably part of Just Blaze's weekly House Party at the venue (tickets).

Some of Talib's upcoming Australian dates are as Black Star, his duo with Mos Def. (Why not in the US?!) Though Mos Def is going by Yasiin Bey these days, he recently revived his old moniker for a track with Ski Beatz, "Sensei On The Block." Listen to that, with the list of Talib Kweli and Black Star dates, below...

Continue reading "Talib Kweli announces collab LP w/ 9th Wonder, touring; Black Star playing Australia; Mos Def has a new song"

Psychic TV

Psychic TV will kick off the fall/winter music program at Brooklyn's Pioneer Works on Saturday (10/3), a show that's with Psychic TV, Haribo, Shilpa Ray, and WETWARE. PTV say:

We will have lots of surprise musicians coming on stage with us all through the set. Merch fans: I have been cleaning house and bringing lots of odds and ends that have been lying around my little 'factory' here in Queens. Some of these things are very limited in numbers and will go fast!
Tickets are on sale now. More of Pioneer Works' upcoming schedule will be announced soon.

Meanwhile, Psychic TV's Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Edley O'Dowd will be DJing "deep psychedelic madness" tonight (9/30) at Passenger Bar with projections by Spencer Bewley who has worked his visual magic with Super Furry Animals, BEAK>, Hope Sandoval and more. It's free but a $5 donation towards AVP: The Anti-Violence Project is suggested. Flyer for the Passenger Bar event is below.

Continue reading "Psychic TV playing Pioneer Works w/ Shilpa Ray and more; Genesis & Edley O'Dowd DJing at Passenger Bar tonight"

photo: Erykah Badu at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Erykah Badu

Neo-soul great Erykah Badu has been talking for a while about a followup to 2010's New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, though so far there's still no concrete word on that. (She did appear on Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment's album this year though.) In the meantime she's stayed active in the live show department, and she has a few more dates coming up this year.

One happens in NYC on December 2 at Kings Theatre. Tickets for that show are on venue presale now (anyone know the password?) and the general on-sale begins Friday (10/2) at 10 AM.

All known dates are listed, with a stream of the song with Chance the Rapper, below...

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Killing Joke at Irving Plaza in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Legendary and influential British band Killing Joke are preparing to release their 16th studio album, Pylon. It comes out October 23 on Spinefarm, and they've already released two tracks, "I Am the Virus" and "Euphoria," which give a taste of the heavy, forward-driving industrial sound that defined a lot of Killing Joke's classic output. They've already announced European tour dates, and North American dates ... ARE NOW ANNOUNCED TOO. As is the case these days, Pylon is being offered in a variety of formats, including limited-edition translucent magenta vinyl, and a double-disc CD with five bonus tracks. Pre-orders come with an instant download of "I Am the Virus" and are available now. Album art and tracklist are below.

Below, you can check out a trailer for that vinyl, as well as streams of the two tracks from Pylon and a list of all announced tour dates.

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