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by Andrew Sacher

Zs

Long-running NYC experimental band Zs debuted their newest lineup in 2012, which is founder Sam Hillmer with Patrick Higgins and Liturgy drummer Greg Fox, and now they're set to release the first album with that lineup, Xe, on January 27 via Northern Spy. It's Zs' first non-remix or live full length since 2010's New Slaves. They recorded it live with producer Henry Hirsch (Madonna, Mick Jagger, etc), and Tauba Auerbach handled the album's artwork and sculptures. The first single, "Corps," is out now and it's a 12-minute bouncy avant-garde jam that you can check out below. Album artwork and tracklist also below.

Zs have some shows coming up in January just ahead of the release, including an album release party in their hometown on January 21 at Le Poisson Rouge with Mick Barr, Michael Beharie, Bryan Kasenic and Phil Tortoroli. TIckets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Sam, Greg and Patrick also gave us their year-end lists for 2014. While the latter two stuck to their favorite albums, Sam gave us his list of the 10 Most Anonymous Comments on Brooklyn Vegan in 2014. You can find out what ended up on those lists, with the song stream and album tracklist/artwork, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Mitski at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Halloween (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mitski

Brooklyn's Mitski releases her new album, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, next week (11/11) via Double Double Whammy but you can now listen to it in full. Here's what we've said about the four singles that had come out so far:

She's already put out three singles from the album, and all of them have been different. The first, "First Love / Late Spring," is a dose of singer/songwriter pop, maybe the closest to her older material, but the next single, "Townie," changed any idea of her you may have had with its rougher '90s-style indie rock and Mitski's wailing vocals. Then came "I Don't Smoke," a distortion-coated slab of lo-fi with those powerful pipes intact once again.

Now she's returned with a fourth single from the album, "I Will." This one starts with minimal backing -- just bass and drums -- but similar to a song like Waxahatchee's "Brother Bryan," Mitski makes it sound like a folk song. Eventually keyboards come in too, adding a few more layers but still keeping the song from crossing over into a bigger pop territory.

The rest of the album only brings in more diversity, as you can hear for yourself by streaming it below.

As discussed, Mitski is going on a tour with folk singer Johanna Warren which hits NYC on November 13 at Silent Barn for her record release show. Since we last spoke, it was revealed that that bill also includes Eskimeaux and Told Slant, both of which are part of The Epoch collective and share members.

She's also since tacked on another NYC show happening after that tour on December 18 at Knitting Factory with two other Epoch bands, Bellows and Small Wonder, plus Atlanta's 100 Watt Horse. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, you can catch Mitski singing in the proggy collective Voice Coils at Trans-Pecos TONIGHT (11/6) on a great bill that also includes Brooklyn noise rockers PC Worship and Baltimore experimentalists Horse Lords.

Updated dates are listed, with the LP stream, below...

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Woods at Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Woods

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Death by Art @ Death by Audio
For the last 16 days of it's existence, DIY space Death by Audio will host an art instalation all over the premises, including what used to be the DbA pedal shop and other areas you may not have known existed. Tonight's the official opening, starts at 8 PM and is free.

Woods, Nonhorse, Lame Drivers, Woolen Men @ Death By Audio
Meanwhile in the show space (there's art there too), it's another killer #ripdba show, headlined by Woods. Go early and catch Portland's excellent Woolen Men. Go early also because it will sell out.

Deerhoof, Trans Am, White Reaper @ Baby's All Right
Celebrating their 20th year as a band and the release of another strong album (La Isla Bonita), Deerhoof remain an arty indie rock dynamo live. This is their final of three consecutive nights at Baby's and the one with arguably the most interesting openers. Sold out.

Dean Wareham, Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Eleanor Friedberger, Bradford Cox @ BAM
Presented by The Andy Warhol Museum (which turns 20 this year) and Dean Wareham, this three-day event comprises 15 never-before-seen films captured by Andy Warhol between 1963 and 1968 on his original 16mm Bolex camera, scored (and performed live) by Bradford Cox, Eleanor Friedberger, Martin Rev, Tom Verlaine and Wareham.

Kimbra, Empress Of @ Bowery Ballroom
Kimbra quickly escalated from only being known (in the US) as the other singer on that omnipresent Gotye song to someone who could headline some pretty large rooms. She recently released her first album since that newfound success, The Golden Echo, which features contributions from The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth and others.

Stevie Wonder (performing "Songs in the Key of Life") @ Madison Square Garden
Steve Wonder's 1976 double album Songs in the Key of Life contains some of his best-loved songs -- "Sir Duke," "I Wish," "Isn't She Lovely," "As" -- and he'll be performing the album live tonight, the kickoff show for his fall tour.

Avi Buffalo, High Highs @ Mercury Lounge
After taking time off for life stuff, Avi Buffalo is back with his second album, At Best Cuckold, which is another charming, cleverly arranged dose of acoustic-y indiepop.

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Tonight begins the 3-day multi-venue Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival with two shows: Manik at Kinfolk and Move D, Reagenz, Forma and more at Output.

New York Comedy Festival
Laughter invades NYC the day we might need it post (post midterm elections), with a host of big-league talent and venues all over the city. Thursday's offerings include shows with Jim Gaffigan, Tig Notaro, Bridget Everett, Pete Holmes,Sasheer Zamata and more. Check the NYCF schedule for ticket availability.

Jenny Lewis, Girlpool @ The Space At Westbury
Jenny Lewis is on the road supporting her quality new solo record, and the former Rilo Kiley singer's been working in a few cuts from her old band too. Opening the show is young and rising LA duo Girlpool, who made a big impact on NYC during CMJ.

Dean Blunt, Gobby, Loren Connors @ The Studio At Webster Hall
Electronic musician Dean Blunt makes a ton of different sounds on his new album Black Metal, which came out this week on Rough Trade. Tonight's got a good lineup of fellow electronic musician Gobby and avant-guitarist Loren Connors.

PC Worship, Horse Lords, Voice Coils @ Trans-Pecos
This is a great bill with local noise rockers PC Worship, skronky Baltimore experimentalists Horse Lords, and proggy local collective Voice Coils (mems, Mitski, Roomrunner, Extra Life, Porches, more).

Body/Head, Nate Young's Regression Nightmare, Steven Baczkowski @ Union Pool
This is a great double bill of noise rock with Kim Gordon and Bill Nace's experimental guitar-led duo Body/Head and Wolf Eyes' Nate Young's band Regression Nightmare. They do it again tomorrow too.

Ben Sollee @ City Winery
Cellist and singer-songwriter Ben Sollee is due for a new album soon (his last proper album was 2012's Half Made Man). Until then, enjoy his genre-bending songwriting tonight.

Fool's Gold Anniversary Party @ Webster Hall
A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs' electornic/hip hop label Fool's Gold are celebrating their 7th birthday at tonight's show which doubles as one of Just Blaze's House parties. Veteran rapper/actor/NBA player/sports agent/writer/producer/director Master P is on the bill, along with Rowdy Rebel, Brenmar and a bunch of others.

Alberich, Work/Death, Gordon Ashworth, Negation @ Saint Vitus
Industrial/power electronics wiz Alberich makes quite devastating noise, and it's even more so at the live shows.

Gesaffelstein, JDH & Dave P @ Terminal 5
Parisian producer just keeps getting bigger and bigger, probably because he knows how to bring the party which he'll do at T5 tonight.

Benjamin Booker, Blank Range @ Mercury Lounge
Benjamin Booker makes soulful blues/garage rock and tonight begins a two-night stand in NYC on his tour with Blank Range.

Wave Racer, Louis Futon, Seventh Wonder, Powerslug, Alex English @ Verboten
This bill is loaded with dance acts, headlined by Wave Racer who's kind of the Australian version of Rustie with his maximal but highly melodic take on dubstep and trap.

Suicide Girls @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Suicide Girls are currently on their 'Blackheart Burlesque Tour' which first hit NYC on Halloween and now returns tonight at MHOW.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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J Mascis w/ Dinosaur Jr at MHOW in May (more by Caroline Harrison)
J Mascis

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

J Mascis, Luluc @ Bowery Ballroom
J Mascis may be most loved for shredding in Dinosaur Jr, but his mostly-acoustic solo material is great too and he still rips out the guitar solos at these shows too.

Porches, Frankie Cosmos, Regal Degal, Rivergazer @ Baby's All Right
Porches go in a synthy new direction on their new single for Terrible Records, and tonight's show is all in the family with Frankie Cosmos (the project of Greta Kline who's in Porches that also features Porches singer Aaron Maine on drums) and Rivergazer (the project of Kevin Farrant who's also in Porches). Regal Degal aren't in the family but they're worth catching too.

Wampire, TOPS @ Baby's All Right
Wampire's brand of indiepop has a strong streak of yacht rock running through it (hey, isn't that a Gerry Rafferty song?) without actually setting sail; TOPS do to similarly and have gotten quite good in the last year (single "Way to Be Loved" is pretty irresistible).  Both bands will be around for CMJ too.

Drive-By Truckers, St. Paul and The Broken Bones @ Beacon Theatre
Drive-By-Truckers have been on the road for a while now, having hauled their tenth album, English Oceans, earlier this year. This ain't no truck-stop, though, it's a show at one of NYC's classiest venues.

Teenanger, Nancy, The Abandos, Sheer Mag, Rock Bottom Boys @ Cake Shop
It's a night of snarling garagepunk, headlined by terrific Toronto band Teenanger, plus Philly's Abandos, Brooklynites Nancy and Philly riffers Sheer Mag.

Arto Lindsay, Guardian Alien @ Le Poisson Rouge
Arto Linsay is a veteran of the no wave scene, having been in the seminal band DNA, and he's also an excellent experimental composer, a collaborator of David Byrne, John Zorn and more. Solid support tonight comes from Guardian Alien, the project of Liturgy's wild drummer Greg Fox.

New Myths, ARMS, Twin Wave, Nicholas Nicholas @ Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn synth trio New Myths just released their appealing new album, Give Me Love, and celebrate tonight. ARMS brand of scifi prog pop will make for a good opener.

Horse Lords, Oh Hang, The Seeers, Brown Water Wampum Band @ Death By Audio
Experimental Baltimore band Horse Lords bring a heap of skronk to their sound. They play tonight with fellow Baltimore eccentrics Oh Hang, as well as VA's The Seeers and Brown Water Wampum Band (members of PC Worship, Head Molt & Liturgy).

Minus the Bear, O'Brother @ Gramercy Theatre
For Minus the Bear's current tour, they're celebrating both a new compilation with b-sides from their past few releases and the tenth anniversary of the excellent They Make Beer Commercials Like This EP from their prime early 2000s era. So it'll be a good mix of the old favorites and some of the lesser heard stuff.

Elliott Sharp @ Issue Project Room
Tonight is the second performance of Port Bou, Elliot Sharp's new opera about the final moments of philosopher Walter Benjamin's life in Port-Bou at the French-Spanish border as he flees Nazi-occupied France.

Har Mar Superstar, The Pizza Underground, Candy Boys, Nowhere @ Knitting Factory
Hope you like extra cheese, 'cause you're gonna get it tonight as Har Mar and The Pizza Underground's tour has returned to NYC. While PU's schtick has gotten cold, Har Mar's '80s-style funk-pop is generally a good time.

Com Truise, Rone @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This is a good double bill for electronic producers with Com Truise, who's touring behind Wave 1 and Rone, who's touring behind Apache.

Rone, Thug Entrancer, Photay @ Glasslands
Keep the party going after MHOW with Rone who heads to Glasslands for this late show with other quality producers, Thug Entrancer and Photay.

Dope Body, Rat Fist, Bambara, Bottoms @ Palisades
Dope Body make more loud rock on their new album, Lifer, and Pissed Jeans/No Age spinoff Rat Fist make this a great double bill.

Agent Orange, The Architects @ Santos Party House
Agent Orange's only original member is frontman Mike Palm, but with an album that lives up as well as 1981's Living In Darkness, they're still worth checking out.

Oneida, Guerilla Toss @ Secret Project Robot
Like your music descended from Beefheart? Miss the weird, mid-'00s days of Ponytail? Boston's Guerilla Toss make a not-too-dissimilar racket. They open for Brooklyn scene royalty Oneida tonight.

Jimmy Eat World, Minibosses @ Capitol Theatre
While Jimmy Eat World already toured their most classic album (1999's Clarity) for its tenth anniversary, they're now on the road giving the 10-years treatment to Futures which was the followup to their mainstream breakthrough and featured stranger moments than you might have expected from post-"The Middle" Jimmy Eat World.

Mike Wexler, Gardens, Larkin Grimm, Erin Durant @ Union Pool
Among the artists on this bill, psychedelic folk singer Mike Wexler and Swans/Martin Bisi associate Larkin Grimm are both especially worth seeing.

Judas Priest, Steel Panther @ Izod Center
Heavy metal legends Judas Priest released their 17th album in 44 years this year. It had some classsic-sounding Priest on there and sometimes that's all you can ask for. Of course, they've got tons major classics to play tonight too and we'll surely hear plenty of those.

We're Ghosts Now, Bo Ningen, Public Access T.V., Amigos Amigos, Hey Anna @ The Wonder Bar
Wuxia rock practitioners Bo Ningen were performing their high-flying musical acrobatics here in NYC not that long ago and are not to be missed. Amidst a second round of NYC dates, they hit Jersey tonight.

Hatsune Miku @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Comic Con was last weekend but surely this woulda fit right in, a computer-generated Japanese hologram singer (with synthesized voice) playing with a live band. No, really. Check out "her" appearance on Letterman, below.

Black Milk (w/ live band), Wara from the NBHD, AB, Azad Right @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Detroit rapper Black Milk has a new album coming later this month, and tonight he's in NYC with a full band and will hopefully be previewing some new songs.

Rosetta, So Hideous, White Widows Pact, Tiger Flowers @ Saint Vitus
Philly post-metallers Rosetta put out a new EP this week and tonight they're in NYC with guitarist Eric Jernigan from City of Ships joining them. So Hideous and Tiger Flowers make for solid and likeminded local support.

The Orwells, Skaters @ Asbury Lanes
Chicago-area troublemakers The Orwells bring their beer-friendly party rock to NJ with fellow good time charlies, Skaters.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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by Andrew Sacher

Guerilla Toss - 'Gay Disco'
Guerilla Toss

Guerilla Toss hail from the growing Massachusetts rock scene (Speedy Ortiz included them on their top Massachusetts albums of 2013), but while '90s indie rock is the main inspiration for most of those bands, Guerilla Toss are more interested in the dissonant sounds of noise rock and wacky art punk. Their newest album, Gay Disco, came out this past December via NNA Tapes (Blanche Blanche Blanche, Co La) and you can stream two of its tracks, "Pink Elephant" and "Trash Bed," below.

Guerilla Toss played NYC a few times last year, often with labelmates Blanche Blanche Blanche, and they've got a few upcoming shows with another NNA artist, Ryan Power, that brings them back to NYC this month. They'll play an album release show on January 30 at Silent Barn, and that bill also includes no wavers Sediment Club, Northern Spy-signed NYC avant-pop band Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Baltimore experimentalists Horse Lords, No Magic, Brat Pit and Jeremy Smoking (Justin from PC Worship). That show is $10 at the door. All dates are listed below.

Cloud Becomes Your Hand also have a bunch of other local dates coming up, before they head out on a longer North American tour with Guerilla Toss in March that kicks off in NYC on March 2 at Roulette and takes them to SXSW. All of those dates are listed, along with streams, below...

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Hopscotch

One of the most eclectic lineups in the US, Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC, will be back for 2013 on September 5 -7. Pulling from all genres, this year's line-up includes names like Big Boi (who plays NYC tonight), Spiritualized, Sleep, Wolf Eyes (who have a new video), The Breeders (performing Last Splash), John Cale, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Gorguts, Inter Arma (who play NYC on Saturday), Double Negative (who played NYC this past weekend), Swearin' (them too), Pissed Jeans, Dan Friel, Waxahatchee and many many others. Three-day wristbands are on sale now with individual day tickets going on sale in June. Full lineup is below.

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Dan Deacon @ MHOW, 11/16/2012 (more by David Andrako)
Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon made his national network television debut last night (12/13) on Jimmy Kimmel Live, playing "True Thrush" from his most recent album, America. Like at his live shows, Dan and his band played mostly in darkness and incorporates an iPhone app into his crowd-participation antics. You can experience a little of that symbiosis in the video from the Kimmel performance which has an interactive element, which you can watch below. Dan's North American tour wraps up this weekend in Florida and he'll head to Europe in February for a short tour there. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Dan gave us his Top 10 LPs of 2012 which includes Baltimore pals Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Beach House, Dope Body, Chester Endersby Gwazda (who Dan brought on tour with him this year) and Horse Lords. You can check it out below, along with a list of tour dates and the 'Kimmel' video.

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Lower Dens @ Chicago's the Riv, 10/1/2012 (more by Grant McAllister)
Lower Dens

Baltimore's Lower Dens went into new, motorik directions on their second album, Nootropics so it makes sense that tracks from the record might work well in the remix world. Hence, the Nootropics Remixed EP which takes three cuts off the album and puts them into the hands of Trentemøller, Cex, and Steve Moore. You can stream Trentemøller's excellent recrafting of Nootropics standout cut "Brains" below. You can buy it directly from Ribbon Music, and if you buy any Lower Dens title, you'll get Nootropics Remixed for free.

Meanwhile, Lower Dens shared with us their picks for Best of 2012. All four current members contributed lists and none of them were straight LP lists, mixing media with inclusions for live shows, books, food, film and ephemera. Check them out below, along with that "Brains" remix.

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