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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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photos by Kenneth Bachor

TVOTR / Roky Erickson / Moon Duo
Hopscotch Festival 2015
Hopscotch Festival 2015
Hopscotch Festival 2015

The second day of Raleigh, NC's Hopscotch Festival happened on Friday (9/11) after kicking off on Thursday with plenty more great shows around the city's downtown area. We caught TV on the Radio, Tycho and Carlitta Durand a the outdoor City Plaza, and then headed to a few different venues to catch psych legend Roky Erickson, rapper Pusha T, Moon Duo, Mitski, Nots and Natural Causes.

More day 2 pictures 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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Moon Duo Mercury lounge

Moon Duo will be back in NYC in September, as mentioned, playing Baby's All Right on September 12 (tickets). Since we last posted, they've added another show while here, playing Mercury Lounge the following night (9/13). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/17) at noon.

Both NYC shows are with Soldiers of Fortune, the "supergroup" featuring Brad Truax (Home), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf), Kid Millions (Oneida) and others. Updated Moon Duo tour dates are listed below...

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Raleigh, NC's annual Hopscotch Music Festival returns this year from September 10-12, and today the lineup was announced. It includes Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Godflesh, X, TV on the Radio, Deerhunter, Battles, Roky Erickson, Old Man Gloom, Le1f, Eyehategod, Pusha T, Dwight Yoakam, Owen Pallett, Chelsea Wolfe, Sannhet, Mitski, Nots, Tombs, Jessica Pratt, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, Sheer Mag, Cakes Da Killa, Jeny Hval, Prurient, and many more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

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Bay Area "repeat-o rock" unit Moon Duo, who toured through NYC in March supporting their new album, will be back out for a few more US dates following North Carolina's Hopscotch Fest (which has yet to reveal its lineup). Those include another NYC stop, this time at Baby's All Right on September 12. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/8) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed below...

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by Bill Pearis


Moon Duo's new album, Shadow of the Sun, is out March 3 and the band have just released the video for first single "Animal" which stars eccentric pro skater Richie Jackson who also directed and edited the video. In it he proves you don't need a skateboard to skate, you just need an old computer keyboard, or a bumper protector or a spare silver serving tray that might just be laying around somewhere you happen to be. Watch till the end for a cameo from Saturday Night Live's Kyle Mooney. It's definitely worth checking out and you can do so below.

Around the release of their album, Moon Duo will be hitting the road for an extensive world tour that starts in North America, including NYC at Rough Trade on March 9. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/16) at noon. All tour dates are listed, along with the "Animal" video, below...

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Moon Duo @ Bowery Ballroom during CMJ (more by Ebru Yildiz)

As mentioned, Moon Duo will be back this spring with new album Shadows of the Sun. The band made the record in their new home base of Portland, OR and it's another fine addition to their canon of pop-n-drone releases. You can check out first single "Animal" if you haven't already. Before we get to next year, Moon Duo sent us their list of 10 favorite things from 2014. Most are music-related, but there's art and legislation in there too, with commentary as well.

Moon Duo just played BYM Records' fifth anniversary party in Santiago, Chile and are on board for SXSW 2015 this spring. While we wait for other dates to emerge, check out MD's Best of 2014 list and that new song, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Moon Duo

Moon Duo will release their third album, Shadow of the Sun, on March 3 via Sacred Bones. Ripley Johnson (also of Wooden Shjips) and Sanae Yamada made the record in Portland with new drummer John Jeffrey and mixed in Berlin, thus shaking up their repeat-o rock MO, just a bit. You can stream first single, "Animal," below.

The band were in NYC back in October for CMJ. No word on a tour just yet, though Moon Duo are playing SXSW. Stay tuned. In the meantime, check out Shadow of the Sun's groovy artwork, tracklist and the "Animal" stream, below...

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The Cribs at MHOW in 2012 (more by Guy Eppel)

A ton of artists were already announced for SXSW 2015 (March 17-22), and now the second artist announcement has come with several more including Twin Shadow, The Cribs, Swervedriver, Gang of Four, KEN mode, Weyes Blood, Wild Throne, Elvis Depressedly, SURVIVE, Juan Wauters, San Fermin, Lydia Ainsworth, The Blind Shake, Ex-Cult, Ikonika, King Tuff, Pujol, The Velvet Teen, The Zombies, Zookeeper, Yumi Zouma and tons more.

Full round 2 list below...

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photos by Ebru Yildiz

The Kills / Moon Duo @ Bowery Ballroom 10/23/2014
The Kills
Moon Duo

The Kills headlined the Bowery show, and though they're technically constituted of two people their sound totally saturated the venue. Alison Mosshart is the ideal of a frontperson; she's deeply tuned to the sub-rhythms of their songs, like a human seismometer. She drifted lyrically and effortlessly around the stage, as if she were a ghost produced by the intricately knotted percussion of their songs. - [The Guardian]
The Kills played two shows during CMJ Week: first a non-fest appearance at the Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit at Terminal 5 on Tuesday (10/21) and then a proper set at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (10/22). The Bowery CMJ showcase also featured San Francisco's zoned-out, motorik psych band Moon Duo, Tulsa, OK's Nuns, and locals Slothrust. Pictures from the whole night are in this post and continue below...

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APTBS @ MHOW, 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
A Place to Bury Strangers

Austin Psych Fest is one of the cooler annual conclaves for headtrip rock n' roll, and they're bringing a bit of that flavor to NYC during CMJ for a showcase at Rough Trade on October 25 with A Place to Bury Strangers, White Fence, Moon Duo, King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard, Wampire, Bo Ningen, Spires, The Wytches and The Paperhead. It's a 6 PM start with "special guests to be announced." Tickets go on sale Friday (9/19) at noon. Flyer for the show is below.

This is the only current date for A Place To Bury Strangers, though it seems likely that the band will play Death by Audio before it closes, seeing how frontman Oliver Ackerman runs the successful Death by Audio pedal company that's housed in the back of the venue (which will be locating to new digs) and if anybody's the DbA house band, it's APTBS.

Nashville's The Paperhead, meanwhile, just announced they'll be releasing Africa Avenue this fall via Trouble in Mind, their first new music in two years. Bo Ningen will be at CMJ following their tour with Kasabian. White Fence and King Gizzard have other CMJ shows together too.

Moon Duo also play with The Horrors at Stage 48 on October 21 (tickets), though most of their tour together was postponed, and then they'll play with The Kills at Bowery Ballroom on 10/23 (sold out but you can try to get in with a CMJ badge if you're gonna have one).

Flyer for the Psych Fest CMJ showcase below...

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The Kills @ Terminal 5, 2012 (more by Devan Council)
The Kills

We knew The Kills were playing CMJ, and now we know that NYC show will take place at a venue a bit small for them. In the band's own words:

Its been a while, but Jamie and Alison will be back at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC for one night only on October 23rd. A limited amount of tickets go on sale on Friday at noon EST for this special CMJ show with guests Moon Duo, Nuns and Slothrust.
This small show takes place two days after The Kills play as part of a benefit at the much larger Terminal 5, a venue they're familiar with.

Slothrust meanwhile have a NYC show coming up with California X. Nuns have one with Broncho. Moon Duo also play the Sacred Bones CMJ show.

The Kills are also playing the Trocadero in Philadelphia between the two NYC shows, and then some other dates around North America. All of their dates are listed below...

Continue reading "The Kills playing a CMJ show at Bowery Ballroom & the Troc after Terminal 5 benefit (updated dates)"


The annual CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 21 - 25 at venues all over NYC. We've heard about a few bands who are heading here during that time (Slowdive, The Wytches, The Ocean Blue, Tom Vek and Courtney Barnett to name four) but CMJ threw an announcement party tonight (8/27) at Bowery Electric and the line-up is now out. In addition to those artists, The Kills, Bombay Bicycle Club, Protomartyr, Twin Peaks, White Fence, Shonen Knife OBN IIIs, Ultimate Painting, Yumi Zouma, and many more are amongst the 2014 CMJ performers. Badges are on sale now and the complete initial line-up is listed below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Dream Police

Last week we mentioned in passing that Dream Police, another project of The Men's Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi, will be playing a David Lynch Foundation benefit in NYC with Earth and Cult of Youth, and now the duo have announced their debut album. The album's called Hypnotized and it will be out on November 11 via Sacred Bones (also home to The Men). That's the artwork above. From the sound of the minute-and-a-half-ish teaser video, Dream Police is taking Mark and Nick in a different direction than The Men's recent experiments with country rock, in favor of something more psychedelic. Check it out, with the LP tracklist, below.

In addition to the David Lynch Foundation benefit, Dream Police will be playing the Sacred Bones CMJ Party happening on October 24 at Trans Pecos. Also on the bill is psych rock duo Moon Duo, psych folk/rock project Amen Dunes, and dream folk singer Marissa Nadler. Tickets are on sale now. Show flyer below.

In other The Men-related news, former member Ben Greenberg has upcoming shows with his projects Music Blues and Uniform.

Dream Police teaser, LP tracklist and CMJ show flyer, below...

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The Horrors @ Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

Dear friends, family, supporters, deadly sworn enemies and others

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to reshuffle our US and European tours at the end of this year. We can only apologise to anyone who already has tickets to the dates affected - we hate cancelling shows but this situation was unavoidable. We'll be back on the road next year and make sure we return to all the places we missed on this run.

The Horrors x

The reshuffling of The Horrors' tours means postponing much of their fall North American tour with Moon Duo. West Coast dates are still happening, but the rest of the country will have to wait until later. Except NYC, that is: The Horrors' show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 5 has been canceled but the Stage 48 show, originally scheduled for November 4, will now happen on October 21. Tickets are still available, all previously purchased tickets will be honored, and refunds are available at point of purchase.

Updated Horrors tour dates are listed below...

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Reigning Sound at Wicker Park Fest 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)

As you may know, Memphis garage rockers Reigning Sound are releasing their new LP, Shattered, on July 15 via Merge (their first for the label), and they've been touring in support of it. That tour hit NYC for a show at Brooklyn Bowl last week (5/22). It has since been expanded and will bring them back here for a larger show on August 28 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the Bowery Ballroom show go on sale Friday (5/30) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (5/28) at noon.

That NYC show is just before they play the Harvest Records 10th Anniversary festival in Asheville, NC (8/28-30) which also includes The Clean, Lee Fields, Mudhoney, Michael Hurley, Angel Olsen, Mount Eerie, The Sadies, Hiss Golden Messenger, DIsappears, Kevin Morby, Quilt, Pete Swanson, William Tyler, Sonny & the Sunsets, Axxa/Abraxas and many more. Full lineup below. 3-day passes are on sale now and single day passes go on sale in June.

All Reigning Sound dates are listed, with the Harvest lineup, below...

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The Horrors @ House of Vans 4/29/2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin])
The Horrors

The Horrors just wrapped up a few dates, including NYC and this past weekend's Austin Psych Fest. With their new album, Luminous, out now the band have announced a full North American tour for this fall with Moon Duo that includes two NYC shows: Stage 48 on November 4 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 5. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (5/9) with an AmEx presale for MHOW beginning Wednesday (5/7) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with a stream of Luminous, below.

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Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

Austin Psych Fest returns for its 6th year from May 2-4 at the Carson Creek Ranch, and since we last spoke, the festival's lineup has been expanded to now include The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Panda Bear, The War On Drugs, Graveyard, Mikal Cronin, Bombino, Peaking Lights, Pink Mountaintops, The Fresh and Onlys, Sleepy Sun, The Octopus Project, Bardo Pond, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Morgan Delt, Cosmonauts, Pure X, Guardian Alien, Mark McGuire, Greg Ashley and more.

They join previously announced bands like Loop, Black Angels, The Zombies, of Montreal, The Horrors, Black Lips, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Liars and more. Unfortunately, Primal Scream, who had to cancel their US tour, are no longer playing. APF Tickets are still available.

The fest has also announced that there will be kickoff parties the Thursday (2/1) before at Mohawk and Red 7 with sets from The Warlocks, Night Beats, Indian Jewelry, Elephant Stone, Golden Animals, Holy Wave and more TBA.

Updated lineup and flyer below...

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Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

The 6th annual Austin Psych Fest happens from May 2-4 at the Carson Creek Ranch (where it took place last year), and this year's lineup includes Primal Scream, Loop, The Black Angels, The Zombies, of Montreal, The Horrors, Black Lips, Temples, Avey Tare's Slasher Flick, Liars, Mono, Destruction Unit, Oneohtrix Point Never, Moon Duo, TOY, Earthless, Shannon and the Clams, La Femme, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Quilt, Gap Dream, Circuit Des Yeux, and more. Tickets (including a camping pass option) are on sale now.

Let's hope that means a Loop (who just played ATP End of an Era) and Primal Scream will have other North American shows while here. French band La Femme mentioned they'd be doing a two-month North American tour in 2014 and this is the first actual date we've seen.

Full Austin Psych Fest 2014 lineup below...

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The Men at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by David Andrako)
The Men

We just told you about a bunch of Record Store Day releases that we're excited for, and here's one more that should be pretty great. Sacred Bones is releasing the third installment of their Todo Muere series, and this one features tracks from The Men, Moon Duo, a Psychic Ills remix of Follakzoid, Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch, Zola Jesus, The Holydrug Couple, Wymond Miles, and Case Studies. Check out the album art and stream The Men's contribution, "B Minor," a track from their New Moon sessions, below.

The Men are on tour now and will be back in NYC for a Northside Festival show on June 14 at Warsaw with the Greg Ginn/Ron Reyes incarnation of Black Flag, Ginn's other project Good For You, and Netherlands (sold out). They're also playing 4Knots Festival at the South Street Seaport on June 29, though that lineup has not been announced in full yet. Stay tuned.

Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch also have a NYC show coming up which happens at Mercury Lounge on May 7 with drone guitar great Noveller. Tickets for that show go on sale today (4/12) at noon. It's Jozef & Jim's only US date before heading overseas for Primavera Sound and other shows.

All Jozef Van Wissem and The Men dates are listed, along with The Men song stream, below...

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Royal Baths circa now
Royal Baths

Royal Baths are opening for Moon Duo tomorrow night (10/5) at Knitting Factory and the show will be their first with a new line-up that includes Lesley Hann of Friends on bass (who seems to have left that group, along with Matthew Molnar, if their most recent 285 Kent show is any indication). Tickets are still available.

If you can't make it tomorrow night, Royal Baths have a bunch of other shows coming up, including Sunday (10/7) at Bowery Electric (whose booking seems to be getting more interesting now that Sam Mickens has been handling some of the shows there) with Larkin Grimm, Behavior & M. Lamar; Wednesday (10/10) at Glasslands with Grooms, Dum Dum Girls offshoot SISU and Punks on Mars (tickets); October 16 at 285 Kent with Forma and the Golden Awesome; and a CMJ show at Cheap Storage on October 19 with King Tuff, Habibi, Turnip King and Total Slacker (tickets). Royal Baths tour dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Royal Baths' Jeremy Cox features on Blasted Canyons' version of "Venus in Furs" that will be on the upcoming Castle Face Velvet Underground tribute album we told you about. That album is out November 6. Royal Baths most recent album, Better Luck Next Life, came out back in February.

Speaking of Total Slacker, the band have had a sad week with the death of their drummer Terence Connor in a hit-and-run. The band will pay tribute to him this Saturday (10/6) at Cheap Storage with a dance party featuring DJ sets from Weird Rivers, Cool Serbia, DOM, and Prince Rama. Suggested donation is $5 and all procedes go to Connor's family. More info here.

Continue reading "Friends' Lesley Hann joins Royal Baths who have a bunch of upcoming shows (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Moon Duo - "Sleepwalker" (MP3)

Moon Duo

Moon Duo (Ripley Johnson of Wooden Shjips and Sanae Yamada) are planning to follow up their 2011 LP, Mazes, with a new album, Circles, due out October 2 via Sacred Bones. That's the trippy cover art above. According to a press release, the album title and many of the songs' themes come from Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1841 essay, "Circles," which discusses perception and centrality, among many other themes. The album's first single, "Sleepwalker," a droney rocker drenched in layers of psych and shoegaze (and which also sounds a bit like Suicide), can be downloaded above or streamed below.

Moon Duo will be supporting the album on an extensive international tour this fall, which hits NYC on October 5 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday (8/11) at 10 AM.

A list of all dates, the song stream, and the album's tracklist are below.

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MFNW 2012

The 2012 edition of MusicFestNW takes place in September 5 - 9 at 18 venues in Portland, OR and will feature performances from over 150 bands, including Passion Pit, Hot Snakes, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Beirut Silversun Pickups, Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, many more.

In addition to those previously announced artists, MFNW has just added The Hives, Flying Lotus, Wild Nothing, DIIV, Quasi, Moon Duo, My Goodness, DZ Deathrays, and Strand Of Oaks to the already impressive line-up. Wristbands, available various levels and packages, and tickets to individual shows are on sale now. Check out the complete MFNW lineup below.

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After teasing us with lineup addictions day by day over the past few days, the full lineup of Austin City Limits 2012 is finally here. Check it out below....

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