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September 9, 2014

by Bill Pearis

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Brooklyn-based post-punk trio YOU. just released their third album, Sunchaser, via Dais Recordings. The band made the album with Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon and though they may be chasing the sun, they don't seem to be catching it if the album's gloomy-in-a-good-way songs are any indication. It's definitely worth checking out and you can stream the entire album in this post.

YOU. will be celebrating the new album with a release show tonight (9/9) at Palisades with Starred and Bootblacks. Their next show is the October 8 edition of Nothing Changes at Home Sweet Home where they'll play with Philly band Hot Guts.

Album stream below....

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Porches at Baby's All Right in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Porches

BrooklynVegan's 2013 Friday CMJ day party was the first-ever show at Williamsburg venue Baby's All Right, and now they'll be celebrating their 1 year anniversary with some shows including a double header of Porches and Frankie Cosmos on October 17 & 18. Frankie headlines the first night, Porches headline the next one, and there's special guests promised at both. As you may know, main Frankie Cosmos member Greta Kline plays bass in Porches and Porches singer Aaron Maine plays drums in Frankie Cosmos. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (9/12) at noon.

Frankie Cosmos also plays a free NYC show later that month at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on October 24, which is Kanine Records and Insound's CMJ party. The rest of the lineup is good too with NYC's Beverly (who have a new video and other dates), Ireland's September Girls, London's Flowers, London's Only Real, and DJs Andy Nystrom (Insound) and Lio Kanine (Kanine Records).

Porches and Frankie have a few other dates announced too, which are listed, along with a couple videos, below...

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Deer Tick at one of their 2012 Brooklyn Bowl holiday shows (more by Tracy Allison)
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Deer Tick

How are you spending your week between Christmas and New Years? For Deer Tick, who have their 10th anniversary this year, they'll be celebrating at at Brooklyn Bowl for a special six-night run from December 26 - December 31. The first five nights, in addition to their own material, they'll be covering some of their favorite albums in full:

12/26: NRBQ - Tiddlywinks / Deer Tick: War Elephant (tix)
12/27: Lou Reed - Transformer (tix)
12/28: The Beatles - Meet the Beatles (tix)
12/29: Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (tix)
12/30: Elvis Costello - My Aim is True (tix)
12/31 fan chosen Deer Tick Set (tix)
More excitingly, at the 12/26 show they'll be performing their 2007 album War Elephant in full too! For the final (New Year's Eve) show, it will be an entirely fan-chosen setlist. The band are promising "many friends, special guests, and great bands joining the party each night." Tickets for these Brooklyn Bowl shows go on sale Friday (9/12) at noon with a presale beginning Wednesday (9/10) at noon.

Congrats to Deer Tick on on 10 great years! We're glad to have spent most of that ride with them. Highlights include Deer Tick's opening set at our very first official SXSW showcase and their headlining set at our show at the same venue just one year later. War Elephant was their only album released both of those years, and I'm especially excited about that one being performed in full.

Deer Tick are no strangers to holiday shows at Brooklyn Bowl or performing lots of covers. Meanwhile, the band will open for The Replacements next week (9/19) at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens with The Hold Steady on the bill too. Tickets are still available (you can win them too). Updated tour dates, plus Rdio/YouTube streams of the albums they're covering, are below.

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Phosphorescent at Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)
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Earlier this year, we mentioned that Francesco Ferorelli's Brooklyn-based folk rock band Heaven's Jail released an album produced by and featuring Phosphorescent main man Matthew Houck. Now Matthew and Francesco have announced that they'll make their first live appearance as a duo at the first of Wesley Stace's three upcoming Cabinet of Wonders shows at City Winery. They'll be at the one happening on September 19, and other guests were announced as well including guitar great Marc Ribot, Memphis walker Marc Cohn, folk/jazz singer Jill Barber, novelist Charles Bock, essayist Megan Stielstra, and Eric Bazilian of '80s-era pop rockers The Hooters. Tickets for that show are still available. You can also get tickets to the upcoming Cabinet of Wonders shows on 10/24 and 11/21 (guests TBA).

The show's being recorded for NPR and will be available as an archive afterwards. Other past Cabinet of Wonders have been archived as NPR podcasts too. You can listen to a few, like the one featuring Craig Finn, John Darnielle, Hamilton Leithauser and more or the one featuring Ted Leo, Eugene Mirman, Sean Nelson and more, here.

Heaven's Jail recently made a video for "Long Island Sound" off his album and performed that same song in a studio for Bedford & Bowery. Watch both of those videos below...

Continue reading "Phosphorescent & Heaven's Jail playing first-ever duo set at next Cabinet of Wonders w/ Marc Ribot, Marc Cohn, more"

photo by Sera Timms
Emma Ruth Rundle

Dark singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle (of Marriages, Nocturnes, Red Sparrowes) has announced another tour in support of this year's excellent solo album, Some Heavy Ocean. This tour is with two of her Sargent House labelmates, TTNG fka This Town Needs Guns (who are headlining) and Mylets, who have both toured together before. The tour hits NYC on November 4 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for the NYC show are not on sale yet but should be soon via Ticketweb.

Emma recently made a video for "Arms I Know So Well" (dir. Thomas McMahan) off her album. You can watch that, with the list of tour dates, below...

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photos by Mathieu Bredeau

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist / Afrika Bambaataa himself
DJ Shadow
DJ Shadow

[Everything] that went under the needle during Shadow and Chemist's propulsive 90-minute spree of old-school breakbeats and frenetic scratches, the disc came from Bambaataa's fabled 42,000-piece record collection. That house of wax is part of an even bigger archive that Bambaataa, now 57, donated in 2013 to the Hip Hop Collection at Cornell University, where he is a visiting scholar. But every thump, riff and shout that boomed through the room tonight - including brazenly manipulated chunks of Sly and the Family Stone's "Sing a Simple Song," Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express" and Bambaataa's own '83 jam "Renegades of Funk" - was pulled from the same LPs and 12-inch singles that Bambaataa broadcast across Bronx playgrounds and used to fill the floors at clubs all over New York in the late Seventies and early Eightes.

...At the end of the night, Bambaataa - who watched the set from the balcony - came down to the stage and took a bow, a radiant smile belying the inscrutable effect of his giant Sun Ra-like shades. His life's work may now be a library, but it's still a revolution with wheels. [Rolling Stone]

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist brought their tour DJing exclusively from the legendary Afrika Bambaataa's personal vinyl collection (check it out) to NYC for two shows last week, September 4 and 5 at Irving Plaza. Bambaataa was in attendance for both (as the review quoted above describes from the first night). Opening the shows was a set from Edan and his collaborator Paten Locke. Did you catch either of the shows? How were they?

Pictures of the second night are in this post and continue below...

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by Bill Pearis

The Drums on Novotel roof in July (more by Wei Shi)
The Drums

The Drums' new album, Encyclopedia, will be out September 23 and the band have shared a new single, "Kiss Me Again," which is a little more like their classic sound than we heard on the punky 'Magic Mountain." You can stream that below. If you want to hear more, The Drums made a pretty clever album trailer that offers up snippets of a bunch of LP tracks, plus some light comedy. You can watch that below too.

Right before their album is released, The Drums will play an acoustic afternoon show at Rough Trade on Sunday, September 21. To get in you need to either buy the new album in any format or the "Magic Mountain" 7" from the Rough Trade store that day, and you'll get two wristbands into the show.

Before that, you can catch The Drums in full electric mode when their tour hits NYC for two sold-out shows next week -- Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 16 and Bowery Ballroom on September 20. Beverly open both shows and Literature also play the Bowery show (and two of their own shows that week).

Speaking of, Beverly have a new video for "All the Things" that finds the band enjoying a day at the waterpark. You can watch that below.

Updated dates for The Drums are listed, along with streams and videos, also below...

Continue reading "The Drums share more music from new LP, playing Rough Trade after sold-out MHOW & Bowery ++ new Beverly video "

Julian Casablancas

As you may know, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas is releasing an album with his band The Voidz, Tyranny, on September 23 via his own Cult Records. He's now revealed the video for its single "Where No Eagles Fly" (below, via Pitchfork) and its artwork (above).

In other (strange but true) news, avant-rappers Shabazz Palaces were added to at least a few dates on Julian's upcoming tour. It's not clear yet if they're on the whole thing, but we know for sure they're on Boston, Detroit and the NYC show happening November 25 at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

New video and list of dates below...

Continue reading "Julian Casablancas + The Voidz made a video for "Where No Eagles Fly"; Shabazz Palaces opening for them"

by Bill Pearis

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The three members of Greylag are all from various parts of the South but found each other in Portland, OR. Forming about four years ago, they honed their brand of rock, which seems born of early-'70s rock influences. The band's self-titled debut album, produced by Phil Ek (Built to Spill, The Shins), will be out October 14 via Dead Oceans. (Pre-orders are up now.) We've got the premiere of "Yours to Shake" which shows off both their folkier and rock sides. Stream it below.

The band have West Coast tour dates line-up for right before the album's release. No East Coast shows at the moment but stay tuned. All dates, plus the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Greylag releasing debut LP on Dead Oceans (stream a track)"

Toro y Moi at Big Day Out 2014 (more by Chris Graham)
Toro y Moi

You may know that Toro y Moi main man Chaz Bundick also makes music as Les Sins (the moniker he played FYF Fest under this year), and he'll be releasing his debut Les Sins album, Michael, on November 4 via Company. You can get a taste of that with the video for its single "Brother" (dir. HARRYS) below.

Les Sins will also be going on a tour which hits NYC on November 20 at Verboten. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/6) at noon.

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

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