Entries tagged with: Le Loup

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DOWNLOAD: Nurses - Catarpillar Playground (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Nurses - Technicolor (MP3)

Le Loup...
Le Loup

Le Loup
's sophomore record, Family, comes out September 22nd on Hardly Art. The album art and tracklist for that disc can be found below. The band can be found on the road this fall. That trip includes a NYC show on October 11th at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are on AmEx presale now. General sale starts Friday, July 31st at noon.

Joining Le Loup on most of their dates will be Portland band Nurses. Before that run, Nurses join The Brunettes/Throw Me The Statue tour, which cuts across North America at the end of August through September. That tour has a September 2nd NYC show which is also at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are still on sale for that.

Nurses have their own new disc on the way -- that album, Apple's Acre, comes out August 4th on Dead Oceans (and is available for pre-order now). Get a double taste of the disc above. Album art, trackslist and a video of their song "In Rhythm," with all tour dates, are below...

Continue reading "Le Loup & Nurses releasing records, touring - MP3s & 2009 dates together & w/ The Brunettes & Throw Me The Statue"

DOWNLOAD: Talbot Tagora - Internet Fixture (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Le Loup - We are Gods! We are Wolves! (MP3)

Hardly Art

Hardly Art is an independent record label based in Seattle, WA. Founded in early 2007 by Sub Pop Records, Hardly Art is run by two full-time employees and is distributed by the Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) and Sub Pop. The label's name comes from a lyric the song "No Culture Icons" by [ex-Sub Pop band] the Thermals [who are in town], and the unofficial motto for the label is: Quality records for quality people since very recently. [Wikipedia]
The Hardly Art roster is now up to nine bands, the latest addition to which is Brooklyn Band Golden Triangle.

Golden Triangle @ NYU Strawberry Festival 2009 (more by Lauren Monaco)
Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle's upcoming shows include a gig on Saturday, May 9th at Rubulad with the Homosexuals. The band then plays a free show on Tuesday, May 12th at Southpaw with the Phenomenal Handclap Band. They're also scheduled to perform June 12th as part of the Northside Festival (again with The Homosexuals). All tour dates below.

Earlier this year when Golden Triangle were still unsigned, the group won the Dickies Battle of the Bands down at SXSW. The judges for that included Black Bubblegum, GZA, and Randy & Dean of No Age (who, being signed to Sub Pop, are now label cousins with the winning band).

Hardly Art intends to release Golden Triangle's debut full-length in early 2010. Other new signings by Hardly Art include Seattle bands Talbot Tagora and Unnatural Helpers.

Unnatural Helpers are a pretty righteous Seattle punk band with two former members of The Catheters, an ex-Sub Pop band of which I was especially fond and whose presence on the musical scene I miss dearly. Unnatural Helpers is ex-Catheters guitarists Brian Standeford (also of Idle Times and Tall Birds) and Leo Gephardt (Tall Birds), The Dutchess and the Duke's Kimberley Morrison on bass, though the band is the brain child of Dean Whitmore, who drums and sings. [Seattle Weekly]
A new track by Talbot Tagora (who named themselves after a type of car), "Internet Fixture," is currently posted at The Fader (and above). Their album Lessons in the Woods or a City will be released July 21st on CD and LP. From the label's more established acts, new discs are also planned for Le Loup and the Dutchess & the Duke by the end of this year.

Only one other Hardly Art band has an NYC date coming up: indie-pop trio Pretty & Nice play Union Hall on May 14th with the Dig and Middle Distance Runner. Tickets are on sale.

All upcoming Hardly Art tour dates below...

Continue reading "Golden Triangle & other bands signed to Hardly Art (like Talbot Tagora & Unnatural Helpers) - 2009 tour dates & stuff "

Air Supply

Air Supply is playing Nokia Theatre on February 20th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon). Their hit songs of the 80's include "Lost in Love", "All Out of Love", "The One That You Love", "Young Love", and "The Power of Love (You Are My Lady)".

Tickets go on sale (@ noon) for the recently announced Mates of State / Black Kids shows at Webster Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Le Loup were supposed to play Mercury Lounge on March 6th, but the show was cancelled.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the recently added Cursive show at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the March 28th Les Claypool / O'Death / Saul Williams show at Terminal 5.

Clem Snide is playing Bowery Ballroom on March 18th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon).

Lady Gaga is playing Webster Hall on March 31st. Tickets are on sale (@ noon).

Tickets are on Am Ex presale for the 2nd Bloc Party show at Terminal 5, and go on regular sale at noon on Saturday.

Butch Walker is playing Webster Hall on March 14th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon)

Tickets are on sale for the Sadies show at Mercury Lounge.

Tickets are on sale (again) for the Tricky show at Irving Plaza.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Elvis Perkins show at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale for the recently added Pogues show at Roseland Ballroom.

Tickets go on Am Ex presale on Sunday January 25th for the two Paul Simon shows at Beacon Theatre.

Continue reading "Air Supply, Saul Williams, Elvis Perkins, Cursive & other tix"

By Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Le Loup - "Shenandoah" (MP3) (on Amnesty comp)
DOWNLOAD: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts & guests - Silent Night (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Deer Tracks - Christmas Fire (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Twiggy Frostbite - Bells & Chimes (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Emotron - Santa Claus (I Still Believe In You) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: (Savanteous Q Malmsteen) - What Do You Get A Wookie for Christmas
DOWNLOAD: The Revelations - It's That Time Of Year (MP3)

ChristmasWith holiday mixes in the air, Amnesty International has released I'll Stay 'Til After Christmas, a benefit comp featuring No Kids, Blitzen Trapper, Parentheitcal Girls, Sally Shapiro, and more (full tracklist below).

Then there's the free all-Swedish Xmas mix up at Swedes Please. Among the songs posted is the new duet between The Hives and Cyndi Lauper, "A Christmas Duel," video below (or buy the song on iTunes).

ChristmasSpeaking of Cyndi and good causes, True Colors is auctioning off a chance to hang out with the Best Electronic/Dance Album nominee as part of its first annual online charity auction to benefit GLBT equality groups the True Colors Fund, CenterLink, and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).

The package includes "1-hour voice lesson, plus lunch, with Cyndi Lauper, in NYC. 2 roundtrip domestic coach tickets on American Airlines and a 2-night stay at Hotel on Rivington included." It's currently going for $4,000. Full list of items on auction here.

ChristmasAnd speaking of Christmas music and female 80's icons that have toured for True Colors...

"Blackheart Records, the rock label Joan Jett started over 25 years ago, has released its holiday compilation record, and it's available at the iTunes store. The 11-song digital album features rocked-out holiday standards and originals recorded by Jett and Blackheart bands including Girl in a Coma, The Dollyrots, The Cute Lepers and more."
You can grab "Silent Night" at the top of this post for free. Full tracklist below.

Also for download up there is a selection of holiday MP3's from the inbox.

Other Christmas album options this year include new ones by Sufjan's friend Rosie Thomas and Neutral Milk Hotel's Julian Koster, and one by The Raveonettes. For a Christmas show, check out the always fun McGarrigle Christmas Hour this Wednesday night at Carnegie Hall. Guests this year include Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Emmylou Harris and Justin Bond.

Videos (including one by Glasvegas) and tracklists below...

Continue reading "more Christmas songs & comps & charities - the Hives, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Sweden, No Kids, Glasvegas & more"

photos by Ryan Muir

DOWNLOAD: The Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta (MP3)

The Ruby Suns

The Ruby Suns' album "Sea Lion" came out on Sub Pop on March 4th, they played the Sub Pop showcase at SXSW on March 14th (photos in this post), and now they're in NYC just in time to celebrate Christ rising from the dead tonight (March 23) at Mercury Lounge. They also play Union Hall tomorrow (Monday). Both shows are with Le Loup who originally had Bodies of Water as their tour partner until Bodies of Water moved on to the Sons and Daughters tour instead. The Ruby Suns are also coming back to NYC in May - that time with their labemates Foals. All tour dates and more photos below....

Continue reading "The Ruby Suns - 2008 Tour Dates (tonight), pics from SXSW "

Le Loup @ Pianos (BV CMJ), NYC - Oct 2007 (CRED)
Le Loup @ Pianos

First of all, David from Bodies of Water did send a message (and a comment) to say that his late-night drunken posting to the Bodies of Water website was not a reflection of the entire band, and was removed at their request. He is not trying to start anything or make his band sound better - just a mistake. That said, Bodies of Water (Secretly Canadian) are going on a spring tour with Le Loup (Hardly Art). It looks like they'll both also be playing SXSW before making their way to Mercury Lounge and Union Hall. All dates below.....

Continue reading "Bodies of Water & Le Loup - 2008 Tour Dates"

DOWNLOAD: Team Robespierre - 88th Precinct (MP3) (via)
DOWNLOAD: Joan As Policewoman - Eternal Flame (MP3)

Team Robespierre & Joan as Policewoman
Team RobespierreJoan as Policewoman

As you know, I'm throwing a total of five shows during CMJ this year. The first is Tuesday night October 16th - an official showcase that you can buy tickets for. The second is the very next day - a 2-floor (whole club) FREE day party at Pianos on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Bon Iver, Sparrow House, and others (TBA) are playing upstairs. Here's who is playing downstairs....

Wednesday October 17, 2007
12:00 Cut Off Your Hands (album stream & more info)
12:45 Team Robespierre (MP3 above & more at MySpace)
01:30 Le Loup (info)
02:15 Joan as Policewoman (MP3 above & more info)
03:00 THE DEATHSET (info)
03:45 The Meat Puppets (info)
04:30 Celebration (info)
No badges needed. No money needed. Just get there before it fills up. 21+, Drink specials and more details to be announced soon.

Annie Mac (BBC) will also be our very special guest DJ in the front room from 4-5pm. Other DJ's TBA too.

St VincentTickets are on sale for St Vincent's CMJ show at Knitting Factory in NYC on October 18th. The whole bill seems pretty sweet - you've also got His Name Is Alive, Bowerbirds, Papercuts, Le Loup, and Speck Mountain.

It's not clear who is opening both of the National's Music Hall of Williamsburg shows, but St Vincent is definitely the opener at Terminal 5 - exactly one week before the Knitting Factory show. All tour dates below...

Continue reading "St Vincent - updated 2007 Tour Dates (CMJ)"

DOWNLOAD: Le Loup - We are Gods! We are Wolves! (MP3)

Le Loup

Washington DC band Le Loup have everything going for them - good looks, good songs, good press, (and according to many I've talked to who've seen them,) an awesome live show, AND they're signed to Hardly Art - a label started earlier this year by Sub Pop. They've also got two upcoming NYC shows - one tomorrow night (Sept 7) at Pianos, and one on October 3rd as opener for Nightmare of You (random?).

The Pianos bill is extra special because it happens to be jam-packed with fellow DC bands like Exit Clov and Filthy McMuffin Band to Watch Jukebox the Ghost - WHO are also in the middle of a September Pianos residency. This show is one of those dates - all of them can be found at their MySpace page). All Le Loup dates below...

Continue reading "LE LOUP (Hardly Art) - 2007 Tour Dates (+Jukebox the Ghost)"