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by Bill Pearis

photo: Mac @ BVSXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)

Mac McCaughan has a new 7" out next week, "Box Batteries," which is a different version of the song that appears on his forthcoming solo album, Non Believers. (Preorders are available.) Like most of his songs, "Box Batteries" has an instantly catchy chorus but has an almost low-fi approach that tips towards The Clean or other Flying Nun acts. Here's what Mac says:

An ode to making sure you have the power to listen to your homemade cassettes in even the most remote locations, "Box Batteries" is perhaps the most rocking song from Non-Believers and captures of the spirit of the album. The special 7-inch version features a pounding Farfisa, various types of distortion, and a tireless drum machine.
The song makes its premiere in this post and you can stream it below.

The limited-edition hand-numbered "Box Batteries" 7" will be available at independent record stores and at Mac's shows beginning April 7. Mac's tour hits NYC at Baby's All Right on May 16Tickets are still available. McCaughan has also added a show on May 14 at WFMU Monty Hall in NJ and tickets are on sale for that show as well.

The Merge-signed Flesh Wounds open both NY-area shows (and many of the May dates) and here's a bit more about them from McCaughan:

"Flesh Wounds are an awesome punk band from Carrboro who will be opening the shows but also then performing with me on songs from Non-Believers as well as songs from "the back catalogue"
The Brooklyn date also has And The Kids opening. All dates are listed, along with the "Box Batteries" stream and album trailer, below...

Continue reading "Mac McCaughan shares "Box Batteries" single (listen); expands, tour adds WFMU Monty Hall date"

photo: Mac McCaughan @ Baby's All Right, CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mac McCaughan

Twenty-five years into his career, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan will release Non-Believers, his first solo album under his own name, on May 5 via Merge. (Portastatic began as a solo project but later became an actual band.) On it, he's exploring the sounds of the introspective side of early-'80s post-punk, when bands began "using keyboards and drum machines to relate through their music a disaffection or alienation." Pre-orders of the album are up now, and there will be a single, "Box Batteries / Whatever Light," out in April. You can check out a trailer for the LP, below.

Mac will be on tour this spring, playing Baby's All Right on May 16 with Flesh Wounds. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/13) at noon. You may remember Mac played Baby's All Right's second day in existence, which was a Brooklynvegan CMJ party.

All dates are listed, along with teaser video and album art, below.

Continue reading "Superchunk's Mac McCaughan releasing solo album, touring (dates, album trailer)"

by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher

Eagulls @ SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

As you may well be aware, the The Northside Festival starts this week in Brooklyn, the music portion of which runs from Thursday - Sunday (June 12 - 15). Almost every venue in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint are participating, making for a busier-than-usual weekend of showgoing. There are a bunch of high-profile shows happening -- Thee Oh Sees, The War on Drugs, CHVRCHES, Beirut, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten to name a few -- as well as, of course, the BV's official Northside Showcase which happens Friday (6/13) at Baby's All Right with Operators, the new band of Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), plus Little Big League, and Motion Studies. But we've got some other recommendations, so below are 10 relatively smaller Northside shows we think are worth checking out.

Northside Music Badges have sold out -- you can still premium badges -- but tickets are still available to most shows. And if you have a badge, know that entrance is based on capacity so if you really really want to get into a show (like Courtney Barnett which is sold out), go early or buy a ticket if available.

You can keep up to date on Northside Fest happenings via their free IOS app which offers showtimes, maps and such.

Hope to see you at our show on Friday, and around the neighbor this week. Here are our Northside picks:

Continue reading "Ten (somewhat smaller) Northside shows we're excited to see"

Flesh Wounds

Carrboro, NC garage punk trio Flesh Wounds just recently welcomed their new Bitter Boy 7" via local indie heavyweights Merge Records. "Bitter Boy" is backed by both "Kennel Cough" and "Let Me Be Clear," and 7"s are available for purchase via Merge's webstore. You can hear the full 7" via Merge Radio, and stream the title track, along with a stream of their 2014 self-titled 7", below.

Next week, Flesh Wounds will be embarking on a June US tour surrounding their appearances at NYC's Northside Festival. They play Exploding In Sound's official showcase at Baby's All Right on June 15 with Creepoid, Ovlov, Krill, Guerilla Toss and others (tickets) and will also play the PopGun party at Glasslands that night with Swearin', Radiator Hospital and Bent Shapes (tickets).

All Flesh Wounds dates are listed, with those song streams, below...

Continue reading "Flesh Wounds released a 7" on Merge, touring, including Northside shows w/ Swearin', Ovlov & more (dates, streams)"

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

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...

Continue reading "Hopscotch lineup announced; Jesus & Mary Chain will be in NC in September; John Darnielle to do metal covers set "