January 29, 2015
Liturgy -- The Ark Work LP
Liturgy will be hitting the road once again in support of their upcoming album The Ark Work, their first full release since 2011's Aesthetica. As they have in the past, Chicago label Thrill Jockey will be handling the release, which is slated for March 24th; keep your eyes peeled for an impending limited edition LP preorder. The band will also be making a quick stop in Chicago at Subterranean on April 10. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (1/30) at 10AM CST. Listen to their new industrial-tinged single "Quetzalcoatl" below. Their full tour routing can be found over at BV, as can tracklisting for The Ark Work.
A stream of "Quetzalcoatl" lies after the jump...
photo: Torres at NYC's Seaport Music Festival (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Torres has announced that she'll be embarking on a spring North American tour in support of her second album, Sprinter, which is due out on May 5 via her new label home of Partisan Records. The LP was produced by PJ Harvey collaborator Rob Ellis and features PJ bassist Ian Oliver, as well as Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley. You can get a feel for the album by checking out its lead single // opening cut "Strange Hellos" at the bottom of this post. Another album track called "New Skin," which originally appeared via Weathervane's Shaking Through series is also available to stream.
After a stint at SXSW 2015, Torres and her band will hit the road for a proper tour right after Sprinter's release. That run includes a performance at the Empty Bottle on May 21, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (1/30) at 10AM CST.
All Torres dates, those song streams, and album info. lie after the jump...
Tickets to see Purity Ring at the Riv go on sale this Friday (1/30) at 10AM CST.
January 28, 2015
It's probably no surprise that anticipation is high for the Grateful Dead reunion shows at Soldier Field (July 3-5) but when they offered the first chance at tickets via the United States Postal Service, they received over 60,000 envelopes with 350,000 ticket requests. Because of that, the presale on Ticketmaster has been canceled and tickets will now go on sale two weeks later than originally announced: February 28 at 10 AM.
January 26, 2015
photo: Teen Suicide by Jess Rizzo
Maryland's disbanded-reunited-disbanded-again reunited noise punks Teen Suicide are teaming up with indie rocker Alex G for an upcoming tour across the eastern half of the US. They stop in Chicago on January 31 at Beat Kitchen with support from stellar New York rockers LVL UP and a full band showing from local songwriter Spencer Radcliffe. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream some stuff from all four bands on the Chicago show, below...
photo: Empire! Empire! at CMJ 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Michigan-based emo band Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) is heading out on a tour in support of the reissue of their 2009 debut, What It Takes To Move Forward. The run features the band playing the album in full and it brings them to Chicago on January 30 at Reggies with support from tourmates Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers (who have a split with Kind of Like Spitting on the way) and locals Bluebirds. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Full tour schedule and more at BrooklynVegan. Stream What It Takes To Move Forward and a Warren Franklin song from the KOLS split, below...
As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, The Jesus & Mary Chain's debut album, Psychocandy, turns 30 old this year and the Reid brothers are celebrating by playing it on tour. North American dates were just announced, including Chicago's Riviera Theatre on May 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/30) at 11 AM via Etix.
Six days before the Antlers and Death Cab For Cutie do it, Sufjan Stevens will play the Chicago Theatre (on 4/24). The show, part of a just-announced larger tour, will be in support of CARRIE & LOWELL, Sufjan's new album coming out at the end of March on Asthmatic Kitty.
After a series of presales on 1/27 and 1/29, tickets for the Chicago show go on general sale on Friday (1/30) at 11am. PRESALE PASSWORD IS "EUGENE" (WITHOUT QUOTES).
New album trailer can be watched below.
Screaming Females will scream back into Chicago to hit Empty Bottle on March 27th in support of their new album "Rose Mountain". Get your tickets before it's too late. Check out the full tour at BrooklynVegan. Listen to new burner "Ripe", below..