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July 18, 2014

Blonde Redhead -- Barragán cover art

Veteran NYC dream pop outfit Blonde Redhead are slated to welcome their new album, titled Barragán, on September 2 via Kobalt. The LP serves as the follow-up to 2010's great Penny Sparkle and that's its cover art above. So far they've shared two album cuts -- "No More Honey" and "Dripping" -- and you can take a listen to both of them at the bottom of this post.

Blonde Redhead will be embarking on a November/December North American tour in support of Barragán. That tour includes a show at Bottom Lounge on November 3. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale TODAY (7/18) at noon CST.

All Blonde Redhead dates and those song streams lie after the jump...

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Riot Fest + Do312 + pizza = a great way to kill some time today!

(another great way would be to browse our own Do312-powered Chicago concert listings!)

July 17, 2014

Merchandise @ Schubas in June (more by Milos Markicevic)

Merchandise's 4AD debut After The End is due to hit stores in about a month (on 8/25), and the band have now shared a new video for the LP's second single "Enemy." The clip was directed by Tim Saccenti and draws inspiration from filmmaker greats Stan Brakhage, Kenneth Anger and William Eggleston. You can check it out at the bottom of this post.

Merchandise have also announced a fall North American tour with direct support from like-minded Danish quartet Lower. That tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on October 10 with additional support from local outfit Final Grin. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now.

All Merchandise dates and their new video lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Merchandise share new video, playing the Empty Bottle on fall tour w/ Lower"


Chicago shapeshifters Dr. Manhattan are slated to self-release their new EP, titled BOLO YODO, on July 22. The EP's spazzy and hypnotic title track makes its premiere in this post. Tracklisting for the BOLO YODO EP can also be found below.

Dr. Manhattan have a couple of upcoming shows, including an appearance at Wicker Park Fest 2014 on Saturday, July 26. They'll play the Center Stage (headlined by Owls) at 5PM, sandwiched between Space Blood (3PM) and The Felix Culpa (6PM). Admission per day is a suggested donation of $5.

All known Dr. Manhattan dates, their new song stream, and LP info. for the BOLO YODO EP lie after the jump...

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Devo in NYC in June (more by PSquared)

Arcade Fire are bringing their Reflektor tour to Chicago for two shows -- August 26 & 27 at United Center -- and those shows just got way better. Legendary new wave/post-punk/all around weirdos Devo (who Arcade Fire have covered) have been added as support to both dates! Tickets for those shows are still available.

Full tour schedule, including dates with Television, the reunited Unicorns, the reunited Constantines, and more, at BrooklynVegan. Watch a video of Arcade Fire covering Devo's "Uncontrollable Urge" below...

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UK producer Lone recently put out his fifth album, Reality Testing, and it's packed full of mystifying, genre-hopping tunes. He's had a few dates lined up, but has now announced a full North American tour featuring an A/V performance with visual artist/collaborator Kon-om-Pax. The tour comes to Chicago on August 29 at Smartbar. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Smartbar's website.

All dates are listed, with the video for "Aurora Northern Quarter" from the new album, below...

Continue reading "Lone kicking off North American tour in Chicago"

July 16, 2014

The Velvet Teen @ BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

Bay Area experimentalists The Velvet Teen welcomed their most recent material -- the No Star EP -- in November of 2010. They haven't released a full-length album since 2006's Cum Laude!, but are promising that its follow-up will be out this year (with artwork by Young & Sick). Stay tuned for more information on that.

TVT will be embarking on a September US tour. That tour includes a handful of shows with Foster the People, and the California crew will thankfully be headlining their own in Chicago at Subterranean on September 14. Bob Nanna and Lauren LoPiccolo's Jack & Ace project will act as main support and advance tickets are on sale now.

All TVT dates and a few song streams lie after the jump...

Continue reading "The Velvet Teen prepping new LP, playing Sub-t on fall tour"

photos by James Richards IV

Death // crowd at West Fest 2014 on 07.13.2014

West Fest 2014 finished off on Sunday night (7/13) with performances by Death, Protomartyr, Turquoise Jeep, Ryley Walker, Mannequin Men, and more. Pictures from day 2 of West Fest 2014 are in this post (day 1 HERE). More below...

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July 15, 2014

Earth @ NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, June 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)

Dylan Carlson's mighty Earth are slated to welcome their 10th album, titled Primitive And Deadly, in September via Southern Lord. The LP features a slew of guest vocalists and instrumentalists including the incomparable Mark Lanegan, Rabia Shaheen Qazi (Rose Windows), Bill Herzog (Sunn O))), Brett Netson (Built To Spill), and Jodie Cox (Narrows). Qazi provides vocals on the LP's lead single "From the Zodiacal Light" which is available to stream over at Pitchfork.

After a lengthy summer European run, Earth will be touring throughout North America with support from King Dude this fall. That tour includes a show at the Empty Bottle on September 29. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (7/18) at 10AM CST.

All Earth dates are listed below...

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Zola Jesus @ Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)

Zola Jesus has announced that she'll be releasing the follow-up to 2011's Conatus, called Taiga, on October 7 via new home Mute Records. She's previously shared the album's lead single "Dangerous Days," which is available to stream at the bottom of this post. Cover art and tracklisting for Taiga can also be found below.

Zola will be embarking on an international tour in support of Taiga this fall. The brief US leg of that tour includes a performance at Thalia Hall on October 16. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (7/18) at 10AM CST.

All Zola Jesus dates, that song stream, and album info. for Taiga lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Zola Jesus releasing new LP 'Taiga,' playing Thalia Hall on fall tour (dates, new song stream)"