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Soldiers of Fortune

Speaking of Kid Millions, one of his other projects, the long-gestating NYC supergroup Soldiers of Fortune, release their new album Early Risers this Friday (11/6). The band also currently includes Brad Truax (Home, Interpol), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf), Jesper Eklow of Endless Boogie, Oneida's Barry London and guitarist/producer/gadabout Mike Bones, and the album features guest appearances by Stephen Malkmus, Cass McCombs, Dan Melchoir and more. You can stream both Malkmus' and McCombs contributions -- as well as a Soliders of Fortune themed edition of the psych rock DOODCAST podcast -- below.

Soldiers of Fortune will be celebrating Early Risers at NYC's Max Fish on Wednesday (11/4), playing sets at 8:30 PM and 10 PM. Those shows are FREE. Are any of the album's special guests in town? Flyer for the Max Fish shows below...

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Soldiers of Fortune

Soldiers of Fortune, the NYC indie rock supergroup featuring Brad Truax (Home, Interpol), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf) and Kid Millions (Oneida, etc etc etc), have been sporadically active for over a decade. Originally conceived by Truax in 2004 as a "dirty dozen" type outfit who were "never gonna write songs, never gonna practice, never gonna record music, make any product for public consumption or ever hit the road," they did start to play and do most of those other things. Occasionally.

Lineups shifted, and now the group, which currently also features Jesper Eklow of Endless Boogie, Oneida's Barry London and guitarist/studio wiz Mike Bones, are set to release their new album, titled Early Risers, which will be out November 6 via Mexican Summer. The LP also features contributions from Stephen Malkmus, Cass McCombs, Dan Melchior, Ethan Miller (Comets of Fire) and more. You can stream bluesy punk ripper "Nails," which opens the album, below.

You can catch Soldiers of Fortune live in NYC this weekend as they're opening for Moon Duo at both of their shows: Baby's All Right on September 12 (tickets) and Mercury Lounge on September 13 (tickets).

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photo by Craig Johnston
Carlos D

In case you were wondering what ex-Interpol bassist Carlos D is up to these days, Bedford + Bowery caught up with him and found out he just graduated NYU's graduate acting program...

Tell me about what you're up to -- you're pursuing an acting career now, right?

I'm auditioning and looking for an agent. Really, I just graduated. Also, it's not fair for me to even say, "This is what I'm doing." I spent three years in acting boot camp [at NYU's graduate acting program] and I'm a 41-year-old man. I'm no spring chicken. So I'm looking at some of my younger classmates and how they're coming out of the gate with fire under their asses and they're doing a lot of stuff. I'm like, "Wow, that's pretty fucking impressive." I just don't have that ability right now. I'm still putting all of the pieces together.

...How'd you land these two roles in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily (a play that recently wrapped at the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont)?

I auditioned for it while I was in school. It was a good play to do to not have to worry about digging too deep. It was more of a satire Sherlock Holmes than a straight-up Sherlock Holmes story. It had elements of both. Sherlock Holmes fans were very pleased, but there was also a lot of comedy.

My role was John Smythe, who was the lackey of Professor Moriarty, who is the arch-villain in the Sherlock Holmes saga. That was fun. I had to put on a Cockney accent, which I hadn't worked on. I'd worked on a couple dialects in school, but not Cockney. It was really, really challenging.

The other character was actually a legitimate historical figure-- I didn't know this until I looked it up-- but his name is Abdul Kareem. He was the chief servant to Queen Victoria. He just showed up for a couple of scenes, strictly for plot purposes and I had to don a whole get-up.

Well there you have it. Meanwhile, Interpol recently wrapped up a tour that hit Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Check out pictures.

photos by David Andrako

Interpol in Prospect Park

Interpol brought their tour to their hometown of NYC last night (7/21) for a Celebrate Brooklyn! show in Prospect Park. They split the set pretty well between their albums, with their beloved debut Turn On the Bright Lights getting represented the most but only one song from their self-titled ("Lights").

Opening the show was Cosmicide, the band of Brandon Curtis who played in Secret Machines and is also a live member of Interpol. He formed the band around the time Secret Machines ended in 2008, but took a break when his brother/bandmate Benjamin sadly passed away. More recently, Brandon stated Cosmicide back up and they've got a few songs released at the moment -- you can listen and check out a video below.

More pictures from Prospect Park and Interpol's setlist, also below...

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One of the premier music festivals in the world, the 2015 edition of Primavera Sound is just underway in Barcelona, Spain. If you can't make it, they're streaming many of the fest's performances live via two video channels on their website and below. Today's sets (5/28) you can watch include James Blake, OMD, Spiritualized, The Thurston Moore Band, Mikal Cronin, Baxter Dury and more. The fest's streaming schedule is listed below.

Meanwhile, WFMU will be broadcasting performances live on Friday (5/29) and Saturday (5/30) from 3PM to midnight. WFMU's broadcast schedule, below...

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Recent Matador signees Algiers will release their self-titled debut album on June 2. You can get a taste of their gothy, gospel-inflected, politically minded sound via "Black Eunuch" and the video for "Irony. Utility. Pretext." below.

Algiers, who played NYC back in February, will be on tour soon, including a return to NYC on June 9 at Mercury Lounge and June 10 at Baby's All Right. Tickets for Baby's are on sale now; tickets for Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon, with the public on-sale beginning Friday (4/17) at noon.

All dates, including a run opening for Interpol, are listed below...

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The 2015 Osheaga Festival happens July 31 - August 02 in Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year's lineup includes St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, Future Islands, Hot Chip, Nas, Father John Misty, Alt-J, The War on Drugs, Weezer and lots more. Festival passes are on sale now and the full Osheaga lineup is listed below...

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Drive Like Jehu in 2014 (photo by Tod Seelie)

Earlier today, we mentioned the a couple Coachella sideshows (Brand New/Built to Spill/Desaparecidos and Desaparecidos/Touche Amore/Joyce Manor), and now the full schedule of sideshows is here. There's also one with the reunited Drive Like Jehu, one with the reunited Ride and Eagulls, one with Interpol and Perfume Genius, one with Belle & Sebastian and Mac DeMarco, one with Swans and Angel Olsen, one with Father John Misty and King Tuff, two Jenny Lewis shows, a Cloud Nothings show, a War On Drugs show, a Panda Bear show, and still plenty more.

More details at Goldenvoice's website. Full schedule on the poster below...

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by Bill Pearis


Interpol will release El Pintor track "Everything is Wrong" as a 7" on Record Store Day (April 18) that features a new B-side, "What Is What," as well as nifty design by acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey (who did the art to both Antics and El Pintor). Artwork for that is below. The band just released the video for the song which was co-directed by frontman Paul Banks with Carlos Puga. Shot here in NYC, it follows the members on their various daytime routines, though it's clearly a slightly alternate universe. Also look out for a cameo from his girlfriend, '90s supermodel Helena Christensen (who starred famously in Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" video 25 years ago). Watch it below.

As mentioned, Interpol will be playing a Celebrate Brooklyn! show at Prospect Park on July 21. Tickets are currently on BrooklynVegan presale (password: BVINTERPOL) and will go on sale to the general public on Friday (1/23) at noon.

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The 2015 Primavera Sound Festival goes down in Barcelona, Spain from May 28 - 30. We knew The Strokes and recently reunited shoegazers Ride were playing and now the line-up is being announced via the festival's mobile app, which is a not-so fun 8-bit game you have to play to reveal names. The whole lineup is in the poster above and includes The Replacements, James Blake, Sleater-Kinney (who apparently are playing festivals after all) Patti Smith performing Horses, Spiritualized, Interpol, Antony & the Johnsons, OMD, Mineral, Brand New, Panda Bear, Run the Jewels, Sleaford Mods, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, The Black Keys, New Pornographers, Jose Gonzalez, Shabazz Palaces, Kevin Morby, Ought, Disappears, Pharmakon, Baxter Dury, Death From Above 1979, Spiritualized, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Shadow, Swans, Iceage, the Juan MacLean, Dan Deacon, Viet Cong, Sun Kil Moon, Antony, Hiss Golden Messenger, Fucked Up, Kelela, Ariel Pink, Voivod, Electric Wizard, Mikal Cronin, alt-J, Sunn O))), the Thurston Moore Band, Underworld (performing dubnobasswithmyheadman), Pallbearer,  Tobias Jesso Jr., American Football, Jon Hopkins, DIIV, Caribou, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, My Brightest Diamond, HEALTH, Babes in Toyland, Thee Oh Sees, Single Mothers, Ex Hex, Shellac and Twerps. Full line-up is below.

That fake poster wasn't too far off. Tickets are on sale now....and apparently traveling to Europe hasn't been this affordable for Americans in a long time.

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Tickets for the Interpol show at Prospect Park go on BrooklynVegan presale today (1/21) at noon. PASSWORD: BVINTERPOL.

If you miss out, regular on-sale starts Friday. More tour dates HERE.

photo: Interpol at Terminal 5 in 2014 (more by Adela Loconte)

Interpol wrapped up their 2014 tour in support of El Pintor not long ago, which included no lack of shows in their hometown of NYC. Now they've already announced a lengthy 2015 tour for the spring/summer, which includes another NYC appearance on July 21 at Prospect Park. Tickets for all shows go on presale at noon local time on Wednesday (1/21), and the general on-sale begins 10 AM local time Friday (1/23) for all shows except Prospect Park, which goes on sale at noon.

update: BrooklynVegan will also host an exclusive pre-sale for the NYC show starting Wednesday at noon. Check back Wednesday for the password.


That's the first Prospect Park Celebrate Brooklyn! show announced for the 2015 season. All Interpol dates are listed below...

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Shaky Knees

We're officially in Music Festival Announcement Season, and the latest one is Atlanta's annual Shaky Knees Festival, happening May 8-10. This year includes The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Tame Impala, Brand New, Mastodon, Neutral Milk Hotel (supposedly one of your last chances to see them for a while), Interpol, Flogging Molly, TV on the Radio, Manchester Orchestra, James Blake, Death from Above 1979, Dr. Dog, Spiritualized, Panda Bear, American Football, Clutch, Black Lips, The Mountain Goats, Best Coast, Real Estate, Wavves, Built to Spill, The Both, Mac DeMarco, Minus the Bear, Old 97's, FIDLAR, METZ, THe Bronx, Speedy Ortiz, Palma Violets, VIet Cong, Strand of Oaks and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full initial lineup (even more TBA) below...

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Coachella 2015 happens April 10-12 and April 17-19 this year in Indio, CA. The lineup was just announced and includes AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, Ride, Drive Like Jehu (!), St. Vincent, Tame Impala, Interpol, Steely Dan, Belle & Sebastian, Brand New, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Bad Religion, SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Father John Misty, The War on Drugs, Ryan Adams, Lykke Li, Caribou, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Swans, Todd Terje, Action Bronson, Sylvan Esso, Vic Mensa, Cloud Nothings, Ab-Soul, Run the Jewels, Toro y Moi, Parquet Courts, Antemasque, Perfume Genius, Jenny Lewis, Desaparecidos, Mac Demarco, Built to Spill, Panda Bear, OFF!, Touche Amore, Joyce Manor, Sturgill Simpson, The Cribs, Angel Olsen, Philip Selway, Sloan and many more. Tickets will be sale soon.

Larger poster HERE. Full lineup below...

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drowned in sound

UK music site Drowned in Sound is kinda the British equivalent of Pitchfork, albeit with a very strong community aspect to it. They just published their 50 Favourite Albums of 2014 list and while it contains many of the LPs we've been seeing on a lot of these lists, it's a distinctly not-American point of view. Well, at least their #1. Check out the whole list below...

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by Bill Pearis

Beverly @ BVCMJ 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)

Beverly played Glasslands last night (12/4), one of the final shows for the venue, a night that also featured TEEN, Charly Bliss, and Scully. Looks like you'll now have at least one more chance to catch them in NYC before 2014 ends as they'll be playing the Kanine Records / Culture Collide Holiday Party which happens Wednesday (12/10) at Baby's All Right. Also on the bill: Public Access TV, plus DJ sets from Kip of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Brandon from Crocodiles, Lio of Kanine Records, as well as, um, this writer. The party is free but you do need to claim tickets via RSVP. Flyer below.

Beverly also recently released a video for "Madora" from their debut album, Careers, and you can watch that below. Singer Drew Citron will also be part of Saturday's Brooklyn Rock Lottery which happens at Baby's All Right and will feature a whole bunch of bands that don't exist yet, made up of members of Au Revoir Simone, Dismemberment Plan, Obits, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, TEEN, and more. That is sold out -- proceeds go to Harmony Program. The lineup of participating musicians expanded since we last posted, including Brandon Curtis of Secret Machines/Interpol, and the full roster is below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Rolling Stone

The Best Albums of 2014 lists keep coming, and now Rolling Stone's is out. It's hard to imagine anyone else picking the #1 and #2 they did, but that's Rolling Stone for you. It's also hard to imagine a list placing the new albums from Weezer and the Foo Fighters so high, but smacking buzz band Ought right in between them. And it seems random that YOB comes in at #50 when no other metal album makes the list, not even the critically acclaimed one by Pallbearer or any of the hugely acclaimed returns from veteran bands like At the Gates, Godflesh and Electric Wizard. Also, don't tell Jack White how much higher The Black Keys placed than him.

Check out their top 50 picks for yourself, below...

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photos by Greg Cristman


Interpol are wrapping up their tour with Hundred Waters in Philly tonight (12/1), having already hit NYC for three sold-out Terminal 5 shows. We already posted pictures of night 1, and now we've got a set of the second show, which happened November 25. This one was with Lip Talk instead of Hundred Waters (who headlined Rough Trade that night) but unfortunately we missed their set. The setlists were pretty similar at all three shows, with a good chunk of their new album, El Pintor (one of NME's favorite albums of 2014), and otherwise focused mostly on their first two. Full setlist below.

Interpol also had Antics cover designer and well-known street artist Shepard Fairey paint a mural in Brooklyn (pictured below) in honor of their single "Everything Is Wrong" from the new album. That single comes with a previously unreleased track, "What Is What," which you can download HERE by typing in "Everything Is Wrong."

Interpol's tourmates Hundred Waters will return to NYC on their 2015 tour.

More pictures and setlist from T5, and the Brooklyn mural, below...

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It's the last week of November and we've hit Best-of List Season. Especially in the UK where we've already seen album lists from Rough Trade, MOJO, Q, and Uncut. Now here's long-running UK weekly NME with their LPs and tracks of the year. Topping the lists are St. Vincent's self-titled album, and Future Islands' omnipresent "Seasons." (Sorry, The War on Drugs, you're slightly lower on the list here.) And just to remind you they are British music magazine, Kasabian figure into both lists. Check out NME's full Top 50 LPs/Tracks of 2014 lists below...

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photos by Adela Loconte


Interpol, free of snow, brought their tour to NYC for the first show in a sold-out three-night run at Terminal 5 last night (11/24). They're supporting their new album El Pintor, and they played a good chunk of that, otherwise focusing mostly on their first two records, Turn On The Bright Lights and Antics, and only offering a song each from the others. Their tourmates Hundred Waters, also with a new album to support, opened the show. Pictures are in this post.

The three-night run continues tonight, with Hundred Waters going off on their own to headline Rough Trade with support from Mutual Benefit's Jordan Lee (tickets), and Interpol will instead be joined by NYC's Lip Talk at Terminal 5. Interpol and Hundred Waters team up again to conclude the run on Wednesday (11/26). Again, both upcoming T5 shows are sold out. Hundred Waters will also be back on their own on a headlining tour in 2015.

Before Interpol's T5 show, they also performed "Everything Is Wrong" from the new album on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Video of that, with more pictures, Interpol's setlist and a video from T5, below...

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Lip Talk

Interpol, who are now successfully free of snowstorm trappage and who made one of Q's favorite LPs of 2014, are set to bring their tour with Hundred Waters to NYC for three sold-out Terminal 5 shows this week, tonight (11/24) through Wednesday (11/26). (They're also on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight.) As discussed, tonight and Wednesday have Hundred Waters opening but they're not on the Tuesday show. Instead, that show will be opened by NYC's Lip Talk, the band formerly known as Railbird.

Lip Talk, led by the duo of Sarah and Chris Kyle and fleshed out by bassist Derek Leslie (Tiny Hazard, Asobi Seksu) and drummer Ian Chang (Matthew Dear, Body Language), are set to release a new EP in early 2015. We've got the premiere of that EP's shiny synth pop single "Ghost" which you can check out below.

Meanwhile, the night Lip Talk open for Interpol, Hundred Waters headline their own show at Rough Trade (11/25) with a solo set from Mutual Benefit's Jordan Lee (tickets). They also go on a headlining tour in 2015 that brings them back to NYC on 3/5 at MHOW (tickets).

Lip Talk song stream below...

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Q Mag

Rough Trade were the first out of the gate with year-end lists but now long-running UK monthly music mag Q has just published their end-of-the-year issue (with cover star Ed Sheeran) which includes their Top 50 LPs of 2014. The War on Drugs' Lost in the Dream comes in at #1. Have you made your list yet? Check out the rest of Q's favorite albums of 2014 below...

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view of the open road from Interpol's bus

But if it's not one thing it's another...

PREVIOUSLY: Interpol and Hundred Waters have been stuck in a snowstorm since Tuesday morning.


Interpol and Hundred Waters are on tour together, though they actually haven't played since their Columbus, OH show on Monday (11/17) because they've been trapped inside their snowed-in bus outside of Buffalo since around 4 AM Tuesday morning. Last night's Toronto show was cancelled, as the band posted on their website:

Our bus is trapped in a snowstorm just outside of Buffalo. We haven't moved our position on the road in over nine hours. Unfortunately, we'll have to cancel tonight's concert at the Kool Haus. We were greatly looking forward to the show but the big bad winter has come early this year. We will be informing people of a new date as soon as we can.
And now Thursday's Montreal show is cancelled too...
It's with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of our show tomorrow night in Montreal. We've been stranded in a snowstorm outside of Buffalo for over 40 hours and still don't know when we'll be able to move from our current position. We're disappointed that we won't be able to visit as scheduled but we'll make it up to you, Toronto and Montreal. We love you guys. We were really looking forward to the shows.
As of this post, they're still stuck around 9 PM on 11/19, over 40 hours since they were able to move. As Stereogum points out, guitarist Daniel Kessler and touring member Brandon Curtis have been live tweeting the whole thing...



Hundred Waters posted a few themselves...


Assuming they get out of there at some point, the tour is set to hit NYC on 11/24, 25 & 26 at Terminal 5 (all sold out). Hundred Waters are on nights 1 and 3, but play their own show with Mutual Benefit (solo) on 11/25 at Rough Trade (tickets).

Hundred Waters were also supposed to appear on 'Letterman' tonight but that's been cancelled too, and rescheduled for February. They also just announced a 2015 tour.

Hundred Waters in Chicago earlier this month (more by James Richards IV)
100 Waters

Hundred Waters are currently on a tour with Interpol which has them opening two of the three sold-out Terminal 5 shows (11/24, 25 & 26) and also playing their own smaller show on November 25 at Rough Trade which Mutual Benefit main man Jordan Lee was recently added to (tickets).

They've now announced a headlining tour for early 2015 which brings them back to NYC on March 5 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon on Friday (11/21).

The Interpol/Hundred Waters tour hit Chicago last week. Check out more pictures (like the one above) from that show over at BV Chicago. Updated dates are listed, with their recently-released video for "Out Alee" from this year's The Moon Rang Like A Bell, below...

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