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Elephant Micah

Lo-fi folk lifer Elephant Micah (aka Joseph O'Connell) released his newest album Where In Our Woods earlier this year on Western Vinyl, and today we're premiering the video for an alternate version of its song "Demise of the Bible Birds." The song features contributions from Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (aka Will Oldham) and Jason Evans Groth of Magnolia Electric Co. The video is titled "Hydrilla" and was made with filmmaker Todd Chandler (who's also a member of Dark Dark Dark). To quote the video description:

Hydrilla incorporates Chandler's footage of the spring with O'Connell's original music, and is interspersed with excerpts of narration from a local tour guide. Over the course of the piece, the naturalist comments on historical ties between local arboreal life and the industrial production of dynamite, the perseverance of a tree decimated by lightning, and, finally, the virtues of the Florida Manatee.
Watch below.

Elephant Micah also has three live shows coming up this month, two of which are in Brooklyn. He performs a live score for the Criminal podcast at The Bell House on 7/15 which is sold out, and also plays an Elephant Micah set at Living Room on 7/16 with Zachary Cale, Last Good Tooth and Wes Buckley. Tickets at the door for that one (and remember, The Living Room is in Williamsburg now). The next day he plays Baltimore. All dates are listed below.

In other news, Hiss Golden Messenger is covering Elephant Micah's "Still Life Blues" for an upcoming split with British folk veteran Michael Chapman, which Three Lobed Recordings will release this September. Michael Chapman is also playing NYC this fall. HGM was just here.

Elephant Micah video and tour dates below...

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centro matic

Denton, TX's Centro-Matic have been together for nearly 20 years, mining a vein of psych somewhere between Crazy Horse and The Flaming Lips, having released 11 albums -- all pretty good -- including this year's rootsy Take Pride in Your Long Odds (stream it via Rdio). All good things must (should?) come to an end, and Centro-matic recently announced that the band are going on indefinite hiatus. Wrote frontman Will Johnson:

For a handful of reasons, the time finally feels right to celebrate the existence of this thing, then let it rest. I do think that the four of us will embark on some musical endeavor together again, but can't say that it will be within the realm or tone of what Centro-matic has done.
Before that, however, Centro-Matic will be going on one last tour, which will include two NYC stops: December 11 at Rough Trade with Joseph O'Connell's long-running lo-fi indie project Elephant Micah and December 12 at Mercury Lounge with Will's New Multitudes bandmate Anders Parker & Cloud Badge. Tickets for both those shows go on sale Friday (9/26) at noon with an AmEx presale for the Mercury Lounge show beginning Wednesday (9/24) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with a video from the new album, below...

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Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
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hopscotch

The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.

(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)

Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...

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