Entries tagged with: Japandroids
Japandroids @ BV SXSW 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Japandroids are about to be up to #3 in a 5 part series...
Heavenward Grand Prix is the 3rd installment of the 5-part Japandroids 7" series being released throughout 2010. The A-side features the title track and the B-side features a cover of PJ Harvey's "Shame." This one comes on clear vinyl + MP3 and is limited to 2000 copies.That's actually out November 16th and you can order it and others at Polyvinyl.
And you can see Japandroids live on tour right now. That tour comes to Brooklyn for a show at Death By Audio on 10/26 with A Place to Bury Strangers (one of three upcoming NYC shows for the local band), and then visits Maxwell's in Hoboken the next night with Oberhofer (tickets).
All dates below...
photos by Peter Applebaum
The Walkmen in Camden, July 2010
"Lisbon, the fifth album by critically acclaimed band The Walkmen, is due September 14 with iTunes pre-orders beginning August 10. The album's first single "Angela Surf City" is currently available via iTunes. This summer and fall the band will embark on a nationwide tour in support of the record including newly announced stops in Montreal (October 8) and Chicago (October 13).As that blurb points out, you can catch the Walkmen twice tonight - first when they open for Grizzly Bear on Governors Island (the sold out show that Gang Gang Dance is also opening) (update: day-of-show tickets were just released), and second on Fallon on your TV.
The band will also be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on August 12, the same day they perform in New York City at Governors Island with Grizzly Bear. Additionally, they [were] on WNYC FM's Soundcheck on August 10 at 2:30pm EDT;
Lisbon was recorded over a two-year period in warehouses on Girard Ave. in Philadelphia and on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn." [PR]
The Walkmen's recent appearances included the WNYC thing and Camden's XPoNential Music Festival in July. The pictures in this post are from the latter. More of them, along with a stream of the WNYC appearance (which includes new songs), updated tour dates (many with Japandroids), and info on how to take the ferry to Governors Island tonight (8/12), below...
Memorial Day Weekend officially opened the summer, and for those in the Pacific Northwest it also brought Sasquatch Music Festival (pictures from all three days are coming soon). Now the lineup for its Labor Day cousin, Bumbershoot 2010, has been announced. That fest, happening at Seattle, WA's Seattle Center September 4th-6th, will include headliners Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige, Weezer, Hole, Rise Against, Neko Case, The Decemberists, J. Cole and "one more very special guest to be announced soon."
Tickets (including non-Mainstage 'economy' passes) are on sale now. The rest of the lineup (by day) for the seven-stage festival is posted below...
photos by Rachel Carr
All Leather, the dude (Justin Pearson) from the Locust, was supposed to play Market Hotel tonight. As you know, Market Hotel was closed and shows have been relocated - most to other Brooklyn venues, and one to a boat. $10 tickets are still available for tonight's show (Friday, 5/7) on the Half Moon. I don't know too much about the Dim Mak-signed All Leather (hence the procrastination that led to this last minute post), but at a minimum I wouldn't mind seeing the opener The Death Set out on the high seas.
All Leather was the opener at a show with with NoBunny and Japandroids at the Echoplex in LA earlier on his tour. Pictures from that show, with an All Leather video and all dates (most with Yip Yip) below....
by Bill Pearis
The Soft Pack @ Cake shop in Feb (more by Gabi Porter)
The Soft Pack are here again, the first real shows in town they've played since releasing their debut album on Kemado: tonight (3/31) at Maxwell's, tomorrow (4/1) at Mercury Lounge, and Saturday (4/3) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. I've seen these guys a zillion times (and written about them nearly as much) but they remain one of my favorite current live acts. That said, I'm just a tad bit more excited about the bands who they've brought with them on tour: Nodzz, Beaters, and Male Bonding.
Geeky, funny, tuneful Nodzzz were relatively quiet in 2009 -- at least compared to some of their San Franciscan brethren -- touring early in the year and only releasing one single. Mind you, it was an excellent one, "True to Life," which made by Best of the 2009 list. They're bound to have a new record in the works, so hopefully we'll get a bunch of fresh tunes.
Beaters, from The Soft Pack's hometown of San Diego, are signed to Zoo Music, the label run by husband/wife duo Brandon of Crocodiles and head Dum Dum Girl, DeeDee. If you're familiar with their roster at all, you'll have a pretty good idea what to expect: dark, over-caffeinated, paranoid, heavy on the reverb. You can check out their single "Fishage" at the top of this post.
The Music Hall of Williamsburg show adds UK punks (and Sub Pop signees) Male Bonding who also play with The Smith Westerns and So Cow on Sunday (4/4) at Mercury Lounge.
Of the two, I find Dom a little more interesting. There's some of that fifth-generation cassette tape chillwave sound going on, no doubt (which I'm getting a little waterlogged from frankly). But they've got some good songs under that hiss (check out "Bochicha" on their MySpace) and appear to play real drums and guitars (as well as crappy old synths) so I have hopes that their live show will prove less gauzy.
Golden Girls are more straight-up indie rock, a duo on recordings but are a four-piece live. Raucous and on the sloppy side, and with a single about cigarettes, you can draw a line from Golden Girls back to the Replacements pretty easily. They've only got two singles out so far, and I'm definitely curious to hear more.
A few more picks, by night, to take you through the weekend, along with tour dates and videos and stuff, below...
photos by Bryan Bruchman
DOWNLOAD: Harlem - Gay Human Bones (MP3)
I do too many BV parties to make it to the Fader Fort anymore. This is the second SXSW in a row I completely missed it (didn't even get to see Bone Thugs). Luckily I have these pictures and videos (and stories about a band being booed off stage)...
photos by Tim Griffin
"Just saw Fucked Up tear it up at Emo's, with a cameo from two of the Wu Tang Killa Bees. That's gonna be hard to top" - mehan jayasuriya
"FUCKED UP: Frontman Pink Eye says Emo's was first place he ever went shirtless. "Fat guys everywhere felt a little bit skinnier."" - Rolling Stone
""GZA? He just couldn't make it," Killah Priest told BrooklynTheBorough.com later. "He told us to come and help him out. He'll be here though - somewhere - he'll be here.""
"The first show I caught at South by Southwest was The Morning Benders at Emo's for the Brooklyn Vegan day party. I talked with Christopher Chu, the lead singer and while he was warming up near the stage, I snapped a few pictures. If you have not purchased Big Echo, their latest album it is worth the dinero." [Harmon Drive]As previously mentioned, GZA didn't show up but Killah Priest and 9th Prince made a quick but special appearance on the main ("outside") stage at the BrooklynVegan day party at Emo's on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in Austin, TX. The two stage party featured a Torche-headlined metal stage "inside", and great sets by YellowFever, The Morning Benders, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Japandroids, Titus Andronicus, The Black Angels and Fucked Up outside. Finger on the Pulse played tunes between sets.
The last few bands got slightly longer sets due to the gap in the schedule that GZA created. The capacity crowd enjoyed free Magic Hat beer, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, Vitamin Water, Mr. Natural breakfast tacos, Nadamoo coconut milk ice cream, Daily Juice catering, Raw Revolution bars and Hail Merry granola. It was an amazing first day at the festival that was quickly followed by our official showcase right down the street at Club DeVille. More pictures from this stage (metal coming later), and a video clip of the Killah Priest part, below...
As previously mentioned, we've lost our minds and are doing seven shows in Austin during SXSW this year. The first of those parties kicks off at Emo's at noon on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 (doors @ 11:30am) on two 100% FREE stages:
Outside/Main StageWe previously announced the entire metal stage for this Wednesday day party, but Dallas's Kill The Client is an even newer addition. They start the inside stage of off right, right at noon (as you can see above).
12:45 The Rural Alberta Advantage
01:30 The Morning Benders
03:00 Titus Andronicus
03:45 The Black Angels
05:15 Fucked Up
DJs: Finger on the Pulse
FREE DRINKS COURTESY OF: Magic Hat & Firefly Vodka & Vitamin Water (while supplies last)
FREE VEGAN BREAKFAST TACOS COURTESY OF: Mr. Natural
(starting @ noon. while supplies last)
MORE FREE FOOD COURTESY OF: Daily Juice (catering from 2-5)
MORE FREE FOOD COURTESY OF: Raw Revolution Bars
MORE FREE FOOD COURTESY OF: Hail Merry
Thanks Zach Jaeger for the sweet flyer.
The Morning Benders, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Austin's own YellowFever, AND GZA are all being announced for the first time in this post. Those following along already knew about Fucked Up, The Black Angels, Titus Andronicus, and Japandroids.
It should be a wild first day in Austin and needless to say, we're very excited for this one. And did we mention this was all free? No RSVP. No Badges. Just stop by. Get there early if you want a free vegan breakfast taco. Stay around if you want even more catering by Daily Juice. Drink for free from our 10 kegs of Magic Hat beer and the many bottles of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka that we'll be pouring. Then after the show, if you're still hungry (and standing), get dinner quickly and head over to the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase at Club DeVille right down the block (Dawes go on at 8, Serena Maneesh finish things off at 1am). Then get some rest because you've got 19 more bands to catch on Thursday afternoon at Spider House.
And for those in NYC, don't forget that we're also hosting a free Morning Benders show, TONIGHT (3/8).
GZA's "Liquid Swords" video below...
Best Coast @ a benefit in L.A. on February 7th (more by Rachel Carr)
Bethany Cosentino is a Los Angeles native with a brief stay in Brooklyn, and Best Coast's influences reflects that Beach Boys vibe with East Coast 60s girl group such as the Ronnettes and Shangri-Las. Best Coast is brought to life with the help of her long-time friend/guitarist/producer Bobb Bruno and guest drummer for these dates Ali Koehler (Vivian Girls).Best Coast will kick off their April tour with a show at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on April 1st, where they'll open for Japandroids along with Midnight Masses (who played Union Pool with Trail of Dead last night). Tickets are still on sale.
While in NYC Best Coast are also playing other shows as well. They're at Montclair, NJ's Meat Locker on April 5th, Knitting Factory Brooklyn on April 6th and Mercury Lounge on April 7th. That Knitting Factory show is with Fucked Up side-project The Bitters and Vivian Girls/Woods side-project The Babies. Tickets are on sale now.
Before that, Best Coast will be at SXSW - one of their shows will be a showcase put on by their label PPM (who put out Best Coast's now sold-out 7-inch, which is being re-pressed). That show happens Saturday, March 19th at Barbarella with Gun Outfit, Total Abuse, KIT, Abe Vigoda and No Age.
Best Coast toured the West Coast with Vivian Girls earlier in February. Their full-length debut is expected sometime this year. Videos of the group and all tour dates are below...
Harlem @ Union Pool over the weekend (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Local Natives will headline Bowery Ballroom on May 6th. Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon.
Midnight Masses continue a February residency at Union Pool tonight (2/17).
Japandroids are also playing Sasquatch.
Catch Crystal Stilts much sooner at Music Hall of Williamsburg with The Beets / Christmas Island / Beach Fossils / The German Measles on February 20th. Tickets are still on sale.
Phosphorescent will play Maxwell's for the first time on April 2nd. Tickets are on sale.
Titus Andronicus and Harlem play the NJ club the very next night (4/24). Tickets are on sale.
We'll get a more complete press release in the morning (and confirm what is listed below is 100% correct), but in the meantime below is a picture of the 2010 Sasquatch poster (that someone Tweeted) and the lineup as read by Bradford Cox at tonight's Atlas Sound show in Seattle (and being listed all over the Internet)....
After a hectic day of updating the constantly updating Bonnaroo lineup page, the entire thing has been announced. Gwar, Norah Jones, and the rest of the lineup below...
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Love Is All - Kungen (MP3)
Hello All,Two Thousand and Ten Injuries will be Love Is All's first record on Polyvinyl. The spunky lead single "Kungen," linked above, bodes well for the full album, which is available for pre-order. Album art and tracklist are below.
I hope your new year has started well. Gothenburg has been unusually cold lately.
Well here's a piece of very exciting news that makes everything around us seem a little brighter and warmer:
On March 23 our third album, Two Thousand and Ten Injuries, will be released by Polyvinyl. We are very excited and proud and can't wait for you all to hear it in its entirety. But for now we give you "Kungen," a true story about the time I spotted the king of Sweden in the street here in Gothenburg. Head over to our Myspace [and above] to hear it!
We really hope you like it. [Love Is All]
The poppy Swedes have tour dates with Japandroids this March & April, but the groups are playing NYC separately. Japandroids perform at Bowery Ballroom on April 1st (tickets are still on sale). Love Is All come to NYC earlier, with a Saturday, March 27th show at Maxwell's and a Sunday, March 28th show at Knitting Factory. Tickets to the Maxwell's show are on sale. (Knitting Factory still on the way).
Both of those bands are on Polyvinyl, as is another band that's touring even sooner: in less than a week, Of Montreal kick off a series of shows that include a January 26th performance at Highline Ballroom. Of Montreal's James Husband opens.
Album info and all tour dates are below...
Beach Fossils @ Shea Stadium (more by Erez Avissar)
today in NYC
* Dave Hill: BIG IN JAPAN @ UCB
* Ben Perowsky Quartet @ Barbes
* Islands video party @ Legion Bar
* Lichens, Lucky Dragons, Zomes @ Zebulon
* Lucy Wainwright Roche, Girlyman @ Littlefield
* Des Roar, The Dead Sparrows, Still Life Still @ Mercury Lounge
* Diet Cokeheads, White Suns, Twin Stumps, The Men @ Death By Audio
* Robert Stillman's Station-Wagon Interior Perspective @ The Stone
* Jason Lescalleet, Sean Meehan, Pauline Monin @ Issue Project Room
* Babies, Total Slacker, Beach Fossils, True Womanhood, The Sundelles @ Glasslands
* Bleak End At Bernie's, Kate Ferencz, Bigger Princess, Mad Mouth, Wisdom Tooth @ Silent Barn
Band names of the day: Diet Cokeheads and Bleak End At Bernie's.
Still Life Still play their first Mercury Lounge residency show.
Dave Hill performs his "Big In Japan" show at UCB tonight. His friend Lucy Wainwright Roche performs at Littlefield.
Pianos is still closed for renovation.
Lucky Dragons made one of Dan Deacon's favorite albums of '09. They play Zebulon tonight with Lichens and Zomes. Dragons vids below.
Japandroids are touring and playing Bowery Ballroom in April. They were on Jimmy Fallon Monday - their live TV rendition of "Wet Hair" is below.
DOWNLOAD: Japandroids - Young Hearts Spark Fire (MP3)
Japandroids @ the 2009 Pitchfork Festival (more by Joseph Xu)
Japandroids will be busy touring the world in January, February, March and April. They'll visit Russia and Europe and much of the United States including Austin for SXSW and NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on April 1st. Tickets for the NYC show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday and then general sale on Friday.
Sweden's Love is All will be touring with the band before and after the Bowery show, but unlike in Philly, Boston, Montreal and other places, the two groups won't be sharing a bill here. Stay tuned for Love is All to announce their own show at a different venue on the same night?
You can catch Japandroids on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight (1/4). They'll be playing "Wet Hair" live for the first time for the show. All dates below...
photos by Joseph Xu
Happy Holidays! I take on more than I can handle. That results in a lot of unposted content. In the name of catching up, while also taking it easy during this final week of the year, here's some of that lost material.
More pictures from the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival, below...
Trend You Wish Would Go Away
- 90s revivalism (No Age, Japandroids, Cymbals Eat Guitars)
- Afropop indie (Dirty Projectors, Fool's Gold, Abe Vigoda)
- Animal Collective acolytes (Blind Man's Colour, Our Brother the Native, USF)
- Balearic (jj, John Talabot, Windsurf/Hatchback)
- Chillwave/glo-fi (Washed Out, Neon Indian, Nite Jewel)
- Dubstep and its offshoots (wonky, funky, bassline)
- Post-Lily Allen UK pop (La Roux, Little Boots, Florence and the Machine)
- Prim, buttoned-up indie (Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent)
- Shitgaze/lo-fi aesthetics (Times New Viking, Wavves, Vivian Girls)
SXSWeek 2010: March 12-21The intial lineup of bands playing the music portion, below...
Interactive: March 12-16
Film: March 12-20
Music: March 17-21
by Andrew Frisciano
The first of Japandroids' two NYC, CMJ-week shows was a Thursday night (10/22) double bill with Real Estate at Glasslands' Death+Taxes party. Singer/guitarist Brian King noted that the show was a year to the week since their first ever NYC appearance, and he held up two fingers to indicate the number of attendees. The packed floor at Glasslands counted many more - undoubtedly a credit to the live show King and drummer David Prowse put on. With a huge full-stack behind him, King strategically set up a floor fan at the foot of the stage to create an ersatz wind tunnel for his flowing locks. The venue was just below sweltering, but it was one of the showmanship touches throughout the set. The band unappologetically sings its pop-punk hooks as two-man gang vocals, cue not lost on the attendees. "Young Heart Spark Fire," among the best of the band's sing-alongable songs, sent the crowd into a frenzy.
Japandroids' played their second CMJ-week show on Friday, October 23rd, a showcase for their label, Polyvinyl, with Cale Parks, Headlights, Owen, Asobi Seksu and James Husband. Their current tour plans include UK shows with A Place to Bury Strangers and a West Coast-centered run with Surfer Blood. All dates and the rest of the pictures below...
One of the CMJ shows I'll most regret missing tonight (10/23) is the "Evening with Califone: All My Friends Are Funeral Singers" It's "a multimedia event" at 92YTribeca. And actually, I don't think it's part of CMJ, and tickets are still on sale.
Yesterday (10/22) Ted Leo could be found enjoying a set by his tour-mates JEFF the Brotherhood at the BrooklynVegan party at Pianos. Tonight (10/23) is his set at the Matador CMJ showcase at The Suffolk. Flyer below.
Also playing that Matador party are Cold Cave who so far also played the Stereogum party at The Studio, canceled their appearance at Public Assembly for Vice, and were just added to the Pitchfork party happening at Market Hotel. Flyer below.
Also playing the Matador showcase are Harlem who play the Vice party tonight (10/23) and haven't cancelled so far that I know of.
No Age @ ATP NY in September (more by Ryan Muir)
tonight in NYC
* Lenny Kravitz @ Irving Plaza
* Uninhabitable Mansions @ Cake Shop
* Nick Lowe, Bill Kirchen @ City Winery
* Erin McKeown, Jill Souble @ Union Hall
* Boy Crisis, Das Racist, Paenus @ Pianos
* The Dodos, The Ruby Suns @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Raveonettes, The Black Angels @ Webster Hall
* No Age, Woods, Silk Flowers @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Titus Andronicus, The So So Glos, Eula @ Maxwell's
* So Percussion: Imaginary City @ BAM Harvey Theater
* Regina Spektor, Jupiter One @ Radio City Music Hall
* Trampled By Turtles, Jennifer O'Connor @ 92YTribeca
* A Rose Parade, I.U.D., Here We Go Magic @ Union Pool
* Georgiana Starlington, Boysen Girls, more @ Don Pedro
* Daniel Johnston, The Capitol Years, Hymns @ Highline Ballroom
* Sea Wolf, Port O'Brien, Sara Lov, Sarah Jaffe @ Mercury Lounge
* Built to Spill, Disco Doom, Violent Soho @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Tayisha Busay, DJ Melissa from Telepathe, Bad Brilliance @ Glasslands
* Real Estate, Big Troubles, Honeydos, Oneohtrix Point Never @ Monster Island Basement
Here We Go Magic got kind of big in the last year, so that's kind of cool that they're playing a low key show at Union Pool tonight with A Rose Parade. A Rose Parade is a collaboration between Gerard Smith of TV on the Radio and Shannon Funchess of Chk Chk Chk.
Daniel Johnston tours behind his new record with a show tonight at Highline Ballroom. The Capitol Years and Hymns open.
Uninhabitable Mansions, which has members of Au Revoir Simone, CYHSY!, and ex-Dirty on Purpose, play Cake Shop tonight (and a CMJ show next week).
Real Estate, full-length on the way, kick off their tour at Monster Island Basement with Big Troubles, Honeydos and Oneohtrix Point Never.
Sea Wolf (aka L.A.'s Alex Brown Church) plays Mercury Lounge tonight and Union Hall Friday, both with Sara Lov and Port O'Brien.
Port O'Brien is playing a free in-store at Sound Fix tomorrow (10/15) at Sound Fix Records.
Speaking of SNL, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers were scheduled to play a show at Wellmont Theatre but they canceled.
Nick Lowe and Bill Kirchen play City Winery.
Titus Andronicus and The So So Glos are on tour - the first show of that was at Monster Island in early September. Tonight they play Maxwell's tomorrow and tomorrow the tour wraps at the new Knitting Factory. Titus will then join Fucked Up and guests at that band's Nov. 5th event.
Peasant and others are playing a "Jingle Punks" party tonight. Flyer below..
So Percussion's BAM Next Wave show Imaginary City begins tonight, and play through Saturday, at BAM's Harvey Theater.
The BrooklynVegan CMJ show at Music Hall of Williamsburg is less than a week away.
Then three night after the Music Hall show is the BBG/Relapse official.
Japandroids, who have a long list of CMJ and non-CMJ shows coming up, played "Heart Sweats" and "The Boys Are Leaving Town" on Pitchfork's A>D>D, posted below.
A video of Micachu & The Shapes from their October 2nd show at Littlefield is posted below.
photos by Oren Loloi
"Thursday had been a long day by the time 11:00 rolled around and I was in need of some energy. I got to the Mercury Lounge just in time to catch the end of Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, so I grabbed some beer and waited for the Vancouver duo to take the stage. A little after 11:00 [Japandroids] came on stage plugged in and began to power away at their loud fuzzy guitar and palpitating drum sound. It was the night before their friend's wedding so they were in an extra special mood. They turned the shoegaze guitar sounds way up and Brian danced around the stage creating great energy that flowed right into the crowd. From the opening chords of "Heart Sweats" the crowd was swaying and eventually the full on rock was delivered. It has been a while since I've been to a show where not only the crowd was having a good time, but based on the actions of the band I think it is fair to say that these two guys really seem to enjoy what they are doing. They played with such passion and had everyone screaming along to "I don't want to worry about dying/I just want to worry about those sunshine girls" that you would think these guys have been stressed about this problem for twenty years. The club nature of the show was also an intricate part of the performance as it felt like these were two guys who just genuinely enjoy rocking out for their friends." [OMGNYC]Japandroids play Mercury Lounge again tonight (Sunday, 9/27) (tix). It's an early show. They go on at 7 or 7:30 after an opening set by Makeout Videotape. More pictures from Thursday's show, below...
Japandroids @ Siren Fest in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Tickets are sold out for Japandroids' September 24th show with Mt. St. Helen's Vietnam Band at the Mercury Lounge. Fret not - the band has added another night at the venue. They play an early show at the Mercury Lounge on Sunday, September 27th. Tickets are on sale now.
Those are both before Japandroids' CMJ NYC run in October, which is just a small part of the band's long list of upcoming shows, posted below. Upcoming dates include early October shows with the Coathangers and UK/Ireland gig with A Place to Bury Strangers) in November.
All dates with video of the band at August's KEXP BBQ are posted below...
DOWNLOAD: Coathangers - Toomerhead (MP3)
Coathangers @ Pianos CMJ08 (more by Faith-Ann Young)
The Coathangers are going on tour this October with Japandroids (who will come to NYC on Sept. 24th with Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band). But before those joined dates, The Coathangers will be in NYC for shows of their own on September 29th, when they play Death By Audio's The Maze, and September 30th, when they play Cake Shop. Also on the bill for the Cake Shop gig are DC shoegaze-inspired Prisms and BK's Ex-Humans. For the DBA gig, they'll be joined by '80s-style-punks Xray Eyeballs, a band called Swimmingcitiesoceanofblood (?) and Nervehunt, which features Justin from Teeth Mountain and Ryan Ulsh from Wavves. The gig will be Nervehunt's first show in a while (Flickr has a pic and a brief, blurry video of a show, apparently of them, at the Charleston last year).
Ryan Ulsh was the drummer of WAVVES that you might most remember from his appearance with Nathan at this year's Primavera Festival. Not surprisingly, things didn't work out between him and Nathan, and now the prolific Zach Hill (of Hella, etc.) is playing in WAVVES.
WAVVES' fall tour with new drummer Zach is also happening soon. The pair will play NYC shows at Santos Party House on Thursday, September 24th (tickets still on sale) and a Todd P show, now confirmed for Market Hotel, on Friday, Sept. 25th. Support for both comes from Ganglians, with Beach Fossils also playing the Market Hotel show.
"Toomerhead," the opening, dance-punk-sounding track to the Coathangers' newest record, Scramble, which came out in April, is posted above. An interview with the band from last year and a clip of them live in Vancouver (with an incredibly strange and extended intro) are posted with all tour dates below...
Future of the Left @ Siren Fest (more by Chris La Putt)
"The only bad part about the [Future of the Left] set [in San Francisco] was how quickly it was over; each opening act played for roughly 40 minutes and it seemed like that FOTL played for maybe five or ten more. There was easily enough time for another song or two (I would have liked to hear "The Lord Hates a Coward" or "I Am Civil Service"), but the last song ended in the bassist jumping off the stage, giving his bass to someone in the crowd, and doing push-ups while feedback kept coming through the guitar amp, the drum set was taken apart on stage while still being played and the whole thing was a myriad of confusion and awesomeness." [PunkNews]Get ready for more push-ups and feedback when Future Of The Left return to NYC for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, October 30th. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 28th at noon.
The band's last NYC show was at Siren Fest on July 18th, where they shared a bill with Japandroids. Japandroids are coming back soon too - they play September 24th at the Mercury Lounge with Mt. St. Helen's Vietnam Band. Tickets are still available.
And for CMJ, which is quickly coming up, Japandroids will play an October 22nd Death+Taxes Party at Glasslands, and a Polyvinyl Records CMJ show on October 23rd at the Bell House (and more dates TBA). Joining them at the latter will be Headlights, the currently-on-tour Cale Parks and James Husband. Tickets are on sale now.
FotL will be touring the US and Canada this October with Trail of Dead (who didn't get to play their Pool Party show due to lightning, but did get to play a set at All Points Wet). Trail of Dead's next NYC shows are September 18th and 19th at Webster Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg with Secret Machines.
All tour dates below...