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July 25, 2014

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Deafheaven / Perfect Pussy
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Prior to playing Pitchfork Fest on Sunday (7/20), Deafheaven and Perfect Pussy played one of several sold-out festival aftershows at Bottom Lounge on Friday (7/18). The pair were joined by local rippers Pink Frost in what was perhaps a more suitable environment for the output of these bands than the glaring sun and heat of the festival. Pictures from Bottom Lounge are in this post.

More pictures and Deafheaven's complete setlist lie after the jump...

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Om at the Met in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
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Meditative drone metal outfit Om have announced that they'll be embarking on a brief October US tour with support from Watter -- a supergroup featuring members of Grails and Slint. That tour includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on October 11, and advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

Watter welcomed their debut LP, This World, in late-May via Temporary Residence. The album is made up of six sinister, sprawling tracks, and you can take a listen to "Rustic Fog" and "Small Business" at the bottom of this post.

It's also no surprise that this run is brief, as Om's Al Cisneros is gearing up for an August tour with Sleep. As discussed, that tour includes a sold-out, two-night stand at Thalia Hall on August 28 & 29. Sleep just recently released their first new song in 20-years. Emil Amos, who's also in Grails, is gearing up for the release of his next Holy Sons album. It's called The Fact Facer and is due out on September 23 via Thrill Jockey (preorder). Robert A. A. Lowe also has his share of Lichens dates.

All Om // Watter dates and a few song streams and videos lie after the jump...

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Mutual Benefit @ Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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Mutual Benefit tagged Chicago last weekend to play Pitchfork Fest 2014, and have since expanded their fall North American tour. That run now includes a show at the Empty Bottle on September 25 with support from Ricky Eat Acid. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

An updated list of Mutual Benefit dates can be found below...

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Blake Mills @ the Bank of America Theatre, October 2013 (more by Cory Dewald)
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Frequent Fiona Apple collaborator and solo artist Blake Mills is slated to release his new album, titled Heigh Ho, on September 16 via Verve/Record Collection. The LP's lead single "Don't Tell Our Friends About Me" features Apple, as well as lauded producer Jon Brion, multi-instrumentalist Rob Moose, and composer/singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane. You can take a listen to the cut, and another called "If I'm Unworthy," at the bottom of this post.

Mills will be embarking on a fall US tour in support of Heigh Ho. That tour includes a performance at SPACE on September 27 and a show at Mayne Stage on September 28. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

All Blake Mills dates and those song streams lie after the jump...

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tUnE-yArDs @ Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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tUnE-yArDs, who just played Pitchfork Festival 2014, are currently on an international tour that continues through November. That tour features a North American leg in October, which includes a show at the Riviera Theatre on October 22. Tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All tUnE-yArDs dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...

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July 24, 2014

Gap Dream in New York in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson )
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The wonderfully eccentric dance pop group Gap Dream are releasing a split with Part Time soon, and they've also announced a tour together. The tour comes to Chicago on September 8 at Subterranean with additional support from locals Today's Hits. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Full tour schedule is available at BrooklynVegan. Check out a song from Gap Dream's side of the split below...

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Dum Dum Girls at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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Dum Dum Girls were just in Chicago for Pitchfork Fest and an official afterparty, and they've announced that they'll be back on their fall North American tour. That run includes a show at Metro on October 24 at Metro. Tickets go on sale this Friday (7/25) at noon CST.

Full DDG tour schedule is available at BrooklynVegan. Check out the short film for their song "Are You Okay" below...

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Riot Fest Chicago 2014 is slated to take place from September 12-14 throughout Humboldt Park. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival, and its lineup features Jane's Addiction, Slayer, The Offspring, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Gogol Bordello, Mastodon, The Murder City Devils, Failure, Title Fight, The National, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Samhain, Descendents, The Cure, Weezer, Social Distortion, Primus, Tegan and Sara, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith, and many more across seven-stages. The fest has now shared daily lineups, which you can check out at the bottom of this post. Three-day and two-day passes are still available, and single-day tickets are on sale now.

RFC 2014 daily lineups lie after the jump...

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Code Orange, who recently cut "kids" from their name, are slated to release their new album, I Am King, on September 2 via Deathwish Inc. The LP was recorded and engineered by Converge's Kurt Ballou, and you can take a listen to "My World" and the album's title track at the bottom of this post. That's the LP's cover art above, and its tracklisting can also be found below.

Code Orange will be embarking on a September/October North American tour with direct support from Twitching Tongues. That tour includes a show at Beat Kitchen on September 28 with additional support from Discourse. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All Code Orange dates, those song streams, and tracklisting for I Am King lie after the jump...

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Iceage in Portland in 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
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Denmark punks Iceage are still working on their third full-length (no hard details yet), but that hasn't stopped them from announcing a North American tour with London experimentalist Helm. They land in Chicago for a show at the Empty Bottle on October 22 with additional support from Father Murphy. Tickets for that show go on sale on Monday (7/28) at 10AM CST.

Meanwhile, Iceage's Danish cohorts and Matador labelmates Lower will be touring with Merchandise this fall. As discussed, that tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on October 10 (tickets).

Full tour schedule for the Iceage tour available at BrooklynVegan. Check out the the band's latest country-punk tinged single "The Lord's Favorite" below...

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