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February 2, 2016

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Nao at Pitchfork Paris 2015 (more by Rachel Jaurez-Carr)

London singer Nao has given us two EPs so far, 2014's So Good and last year's February 15. The title track of the first one was with A.K. Paul, Jai Paul's brother who co-wrote and sang on his best-known songs. Another impressive Nao collaborator was Disclosure, whose 2015 album Caracal she sang on. A debut album is promised, featuring recent single "Bad Blood." But first, she's announced a short North American tour with BBC Sound of 2016 longlisted producer Mura Masa, who she's also collaborated with (on the song "Firefly").

The tour hits NYC on May 7 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/5) at noon. All dates are listed, along with music by Nao and Mura Musa, below.

In related news, Mura Masa's Someday Somewhere EP also features UK rapper Jay Prince, who is also touring soon. His dates are mostly overseas, but so far also include Toronto and NYC. The NYC show happens March 12 at Rough Trade. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/3) at noon.

Late last year, Jay released the Beautiful Mercy EP which features Allan Kingdom and more. This week he followed it up with his first song of 2016, "Heights." He kind of sounds like a British Kendrick Lamar (actually, he sounds almost exactly like a British Kendrick Lamar). He pulls it off though. Stream his EP and new single, with his list of dates, below...

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by Bill Pearis

So Pitted

Seattle mutant punks So Pitted are just a couple weeks from releasing their Sub Pop debut, neo. You can check out a couple more songs off the album -- "holding the void" & "the sickness" -- via a new live video that offers a fitting visual accompaniment to the band's melted sound. Of the song "holding the void," its writer, Nathan Rodriguez, told us, "Initially I wrote this song as a reaction to someone else but as more time passes it feels like i myself am the subject. Also, listen to those drums, this is practically a jock jam." The video makes its premiere in this post and you can watch below.

So Pitted were in NYC at the end of last year. They don't have any return trips planned just yet, but they will be playing San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival, before a short European tour, followed by an assault on SXSW 2016. All dates are listed below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Jazz Cartier

Toronto rapper Jazz Cartier released the Marauding in Paradise mixtape last year, which landed him more than a few comparisons to his neighbor Drake. (Kendrick, Future and A$AP Rocky all sounded like clear influences too). Bill caught him at M for Montreal and wrote:

Cartier was definitely the best act of the night, with an undeniable charisma and confidence. He was also the only rapper to have an actual DJ, and there was a large cluster of very excited fans up front who knew every word.
This week he returned with a followup mixtape, Hotel Paranoia, and it sounds like he continues to come into his own. There are still times when he's channeling other rappers -- the auto-tuned "Opera" sounds like Travi$ Scott -- but his own sound keeps becoming clearer. Jazz executive produced the album himself with collaborator Lantz. Stream it below.

Jazz also has scattered tour dates coming up from this month through July's Forecastle Festival. He makes his way to NYC on February 25 at SOB's. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed below...

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photo: Kimbra at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)

As you may know, the concert promotion company Hypnocraft puts on shows at the Manhattan Inn, and tonight (2/2) they've got a last-minute show with some cool performers. It's kind of an improvisational variety show type thing, with Kimbra, "Delicate" Steve Marion, Australia's Sophia Brous, and White Hinterland's Casey Dienel, backed by members of Twin Shadow's band, Chairlift's band, Julia Holter's band, Invisible Familiars and Plastic Ono Band, Cuddle Magic, Star Rover, Arthur Russell's Instrumentals and more. The show starts at 9 PM, and it's free with a suggested $10 donation.

photo: New Order @ Day for Night Festival 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
New Order

New Order have announced select U.S. tour dates for March. The first of them is in NYC: Radio City Music Hall on 3/10. Tickets for the Radio City show go on sale Saturday, February 13 at 10 AM but you'll have a chance to buy them early via a BrooklynVegan presale. Details on that announced soon.

Radio City is one of six U.S. dates announced, but the band says more shows are on the way. All currently scheduled tour dates are listed, along with a stream of an extended mix of "Singularity" (off last year's Music Complete), below...

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February 1, 2016

by Andrew Sacher

Saul Williams

Saul Williams returned this past Friday (1/29) with the new album MartyrLoserKing on the FADER label. It was produced entirely by She Wants Revenge frontman Justin Warfield, and knowing that, you can definitely tell it's him. Saul's distinct mix of spoken word, rapping and singing is a lot more arresting than the Interpol aping of Justin's band though. There's two guest spots: Warpaint's Emily Kokal and Haleek Maul. Check out the song with Emily of Warpaint and listen to the rest via Spotify, below.

Saul is going on a tour that's mostly overseas, but he does play a show at Rough Trade NYC on Tuesday (2/2). Doors are at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7, and you have to buy a copy of the record at Rough Trade to get in. He'll be signing copies too.

All dates are listed below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Lil Uzi Vert Playboi Carti

Philly rapper Lil Uzi Vert (who we just wrote about here) teamed up with Awful Records' Playboi Carti (who recently signed to A$AP) for the new song "Left Right." It's produced by Don Cannon and DJ Spinz and it is definitely a banger. Listen below.

Uzi and Carti are also going a tour together in late February/early March that hits NYC on 2/24 at SOB's. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below (some venues still TBA).

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John Carpenter

Legendary filmmaker (and composer) John Carpenter has announced a new album, following up last year's Lost Themes LP with Lost Themes II which will be released on April 15 via Sacred Bones. Unlike the first album, which was assembled over the course of several years and included unused film music, the new LP was recorded in a much shorter, more consistent session with John's son Cody and his godson Daniel Davies (who is the son of Dave Davies of the Kinks). The three of them also composed the theme for upcoming CBS drama, Zoo.

Carpenter will be playing live shows this year for the first time ever, including this year's Primavera Sound and a few other overseas dates. North American dates are promised for 2016, but have yet to be announced.

All dates are listed, along with artwork and tracklist for Lost Themes II, below.

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: TITD at Gramercy Theater in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Today is the Day

UXO, the collaboration between Chris Spencer and Steve Austin of Unsane and Today is the Day, are streaming their new album in full, and you can listen to that below. The self-titled album, out now on Reptilian Records, is a crusher, a legitimately terrifying hybrid of what the two bands have done so consistently well for years. The noisy squall of TITD and the ferocious riffing of Unsane merge into one entity, and the result is one of the heavy highlights of 2016 so far.

UXO have a few dates coming up, including NYC's Saint Vitus on February 26 with Primitive Weapons and The Austerity Program. Tickets for that show are still available.

Today is the Day also just announced a stacked west coast/southern tour with Weedeater, Author and Punisher and Lord Dying. They also just premiered a video for "Animal Mother," off their recent album of that title. Watch that, check out the tour dates, and listen to the UXO album, below...

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Snotty pop punk lifers NOFX are celebrating their career with a 352-page autobiography called The Hepatitis Bathtub Stories and Other Stories on April 12 via Da Capo Press. It was written by NOFX with Jeff Alulus. Here's the description:

NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories is the first tell-all autobiography from one of the world's most influential and controversial punk bands. Alongside hilarious anecdotes about pranks and drunkenness and teenage failures--featuring the trademark NOFX sense of humor--the book also shares the ugliness and horror the band members experienced on the road to becoming DIY millionaires. Fans and non-fans alike will be shocked by the stories of murder, suicide, addiction, counterfeiting, riots, bondage, terminal illness, the Yakuza, and pee...lots and lots of pee. Told by each of the band members (and two former members), NOFX looks back at more than thirty years of comedy, tragedy, and completely inexplicable success.
They'll support the book on a tour this spring that has a live show and a bookstore event in each city. In New York, they'll hit Irving Plaza on April 29 and the bookstore event is at The Strand. Tickets for the Irving show go on sale Friday (2/5) at 10 AM with a Citi presale starting Tuesday (2/2) at 10 AM and Live Nation/Music Geeks/Ticketmaster presales Wednesday (2/3) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed below...

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