Entries tagged with: Nardwuar

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Ty Segall

Nardwuar has just released a video interview with Ty Segall -- it's the first the Canadian icon has released since his stroke last year. Happy to report Nardwuar is in typical chipper and obsessive form, pulling out obscure facts from Ty's past and showering him with a variety of gifts. We learn about Ty's connection to Carol King, The Surfaris, and Laguna Beach, plus an anecdote about playing frisbee while on mushrooms. Glad to see you're doing well, Nardwuar! Watch the video below.

Ty, who just released a short film and is a producer on the upcoming Death By Audio documentary, will be in NYC soon when his tour with The Muggers hits Webster Hall for two shows at the end of the month.

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Beloved interviewer Nardwuar suffered a stroke earlier this week, but it looks like he's out of the hospital and doing better. He posted the above picture and wrote: "Discharged @nardwuar from VGH Stroke Unit today. Outlook surgery in Feb. Thanks for all the support & Tweets & Messages ! #dootdoo #mintrecords" Great news! We hope the recovery continues to go well.


Everyone's favorite weirdly-knowledgable Canadian interviewer Nardwuar has sadly suffered a stroke. The above picture was posted to his Twitter with the message: "Saturday night @Nardwuar suffered a stroke @ Mint Party. He is recovering @ VGH More 2 come. nardwuar@nardwuar.com." Here's to hoping it's a speedy recovery!

Earlier this week, Nardwuar, who's 47, posted an interview with Travi$ Scott (who expanded his tour with Rihanna earlier today). Watch that below...

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Joyce Manor

Just yesterday, Nardwuar posted a video of his interview with White Lung (and videos with Andy Milonakis and Zedd), and today he's posted one with another punk band, Joyce Manor. He talks to them about their old bands, going the entire Brand New tour without meeting them, and more. Check out the video below.

Joyce Manor also have previously discussed dates coming up, including four in the NYC-area this month. They play NYC proper on 1/15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with The Weaks (free, but RSVP closed), as well as nearby dates with Mitski on 1/14 at Asbury Lanes (tickets) and 1/17 at Amityville Music Hall (sold out), and another with Quarterbacks and Laura Stevenson (solo) on 1/16 at BSP Kingston (tickets).

This spring, they'll have another chance to not meet Brand New when they play the same day as them at Coachella. That day also has Drake, St. Vincent, Touche Amore, Built to Spill, JM's past tourmates Desaparecidos, and more.

Updated dates are listed, with the Nardwuar video, below...

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White Lung

Nardwuar struck again, interviewing his Vancouver neighbors White Lung and pulling out all his usual tricks. He presents Mish Way with a record from a band her friend used to be in, and Hether Fortune with a band that WL drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou used to be in. He quotes an old interview with guitarist Kenny Williams saying "I really wish I was more popular, I just try so fucking hard but people just ignore me, why don't they understand?" (Kenny says he was joking), asks Hether what's the most amount of money she's had thrown at her after a show, asks Mish what it's like to shit in a bag, and other awkward/funny questions. Watch the whole video for yourself, below.

White Lung don't have a tour announced at the moment, but it was announced today that they'll return to NYC for Governors Ball (June 5-7), where they'll be the heaviest band by far.

Nardwuar also just posted new interviews with Andy Milonakis and Zedd. Watch all three below...

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Perfect Pussy at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Perfect Pussy

Syracuse noise punks Perfect Pussy are touring relentlessly this year in support of their debut album Say Yes to Love, and this weekend they return to NYC for two shows. First, they play the rowdy, all ages Death by Audio tonight (4/4) and then Mercury Lounge on Saturday (4/5). Both are sold out. Updated dates are listed below.

The band were also just interviewed by Human Serviette Nardwuar, which as you can imagine, gets pretty funny (especially when Nardwuar says, "you're gonna make me say... pussy!"). Meredith also talks about Lorde tweeting the lyrics to one of Perfect Pussy's songs: "It was really sweet because she's cool... she's cool." They also discuss Meredith's love for Ultramagnetic MCs, MxPx, Big Eyes and more.

As you may know, Perfect Pussy have only been a band for few months, but have quickly graduated from small basement shows to playing clubs like Mercury Lounge and the NPR showcase at SXSW. Before seeing them in one of those clubs this weekend though, you can revisit the early days with a video of one of the band's first shows in Philly from this past July. The crowd's packed tightly in, the ceiling is super low, oh yeah, and there's sparklers. Maybe it's not as legendary as say, an early Kraftwerk video, but you know.

Videos and the list of dates below...

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Chance the Rapper at Lollapalooza 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Chance the Rapper

One of rap's biggest breakouts of the year, Chance the Rapper, was the latest musician to be interviewed by Nardwuar. As you can probably guess, things got pretty interesting, and you can watch that below.

Chance was also jut interviewed on "The Arsenio Hall Show," where he performed "Chain Smoker" off of Acid Rap. The video of that performance and the interview are both below as well.

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Alt-J on 'Conan'

Alt-J, who rolled through NYC about a month ago, are currently on the West Coast for the two-weekend marathon known as Coachella (weekend 2 starts today). In between appearances in Indio, the band stopped by Conan to play their single "Breezeblocks" and you can watch that below.

Meanwhile, the UK act also recently got the grilled-with-gifts treatment from Vancouver notable Nardwuar. You can watch that interaction below as well too.

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Chelsea Light Moving @ Maxwell's (more by PSquared Photography)

today in NYC
* Baby Soda @ Barbes
* Howard Fishman @ Barbes
* Matt Shipp Trio @ The Stone
* Hulk Hogan @ Beacon Theatre
* The Black Crowes @ Terminal 5
* Memoryy, Lazyeyes @ Glasslands
* Jessie Ware, MS MR @ Webster Hall
* Alicia Keys, Miguel @ Barclays Center
Hard Mix, Princely DJs @ Glasslands
Phoenix @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Stranger Wanted with Shannon O' Neill @ UCB
* The Greyboy Allstars, DJ Logic @Brooklyn Bowl
* Lucius, You Won't, Backwords @ Knitting Factory
* GRIZ, Manic Focus, Alex English @ Webster Hall
* Glass Ghost, Magmana, Katie Mullins @ 92YTribeca
* Family Of The Year, The Mowgli's @ Mercury Lounge
* Summer People, Porches, Family Curse @ Union Pool
* Bright Light Bright Light My Midnight Heart @ Joe's Pub
* Todd Barry, Keith Robinson, Jay Oakerson @ The Stand
* Manic Sheep, Space Meow, Kollagemontage @ XPO 929
* FORMA, Hex Breaker, Phil Cote, Pam Finch @ Silent Barn
* Mike Simonetti (DJ Set), Gavin Russon (DJ Set) @ Le Bain
* Frankie Knuckles, Chris Love & AB Logic @ Cameo Gallery
* Mykki Blanco, Kool A.D. (of Das Racist) @ Whitney Museum
* Very Rare, Tetsuo, Advaeta, Spock Doctorman @ Big Snow
* Grandchildren, Conveyor, Sky White Tiger @ Cameo Gallery
Teepee, Herzog Rising, LODRO, Slow Warm Death @ Cake Shop
* The Virgins, Har Mar Superstar, Luke Rathborne @ Maxwell's
* Hani Zahra, Apollo Run, Steel Phantoms @ The Bowery Electric
* Lloydski (DJ Set), CHERYL, DJ Nick @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Butter The Children, Lost Boy?, Haybaby, Ceramics @ Muchmore's
* BLOWOFF (Bob Mould & Richard Morel DJ Set) @ Highline Ballroom
* Ferns, What Model Citizens, Video Daughters, Mark Normand @ Union Hall
* Big Quiet, Galapagos Now!, Warmth, Wildhawk, Joe Cocozello @ Don Pedro
* Suffocation, Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings of Saturn, ADIMIRON @ Saint Vitus
* Rocket Launcher, Highway Gimps, Braille, Spirit of Danger @ Death By Audio
* Talk Fine, Jangula, Wild International, DJ Norm, The Fancy Cats @ Shea Stadium
* Wanda and Wonder, Stephen Bartolomei, Golden West Service @ Pete's Candy Store
* Julie Klausner, Ted Leo, Siggy Flicker, Max Silvestri, Chef Pigot Ong @ The Bell House
* Smokey Robotic, Blind Benny, Sofa Club, Stephen Babcock, Wolff & Tuba @ Pianos
* Chelsea Light Moving (w/ Thurston Moore), Prana-Bindu, Marco Fusinato @ Bowery Ballroom
* Merel (first show since 1993), Life Eaters (formerly of Rye Coalition), Entartete @ The Grand Victory

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Cat Power made a video for "Manhattan" from her latest album.Sun. As you might expect from the title, it's got some nice shots of the city. Watch it below.

Nardwuar's latest interview target is Kitty (Pride) and you can watch the Vancouver DJ bestow her with gifts and get her to tell stories about getting drunk on Mike's Hard Lemonade in the video below.

Besnard Lakes, who will be here in a few weeks, made a trippy new video for "People of the Sticks" from their new album Until in Excesss, Imperceptible UFO and you can watch that below. You can stream the whole album at Pitchfork.

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We're all used to seeing Vancouver DJ and Evaporators frontman, Narduwar, interviewing oodles of bands and bringing a suitcase full of props to wow them. Following an interview with Pharrell Williams, the hip hop producer officially turned the tables and interviewed the Human Serviette in a familiar heavily-gifted style. (Nardwuar first blew Pharrell's mind with his research skills in 2008.) Both took place during SXSW 2013 and you can watch them below.

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Orlando producer XXYYXX (aka Marcel Everett) has dropped a number of releases and remixes over the past couple years, pulling from ambience, downtempo, and dubstep. Those releases include his 2012 self titled album, which you can stream below or download at bandcamp (name your price).

XXYYXX will be heading out on a tour with Teen Daze (who will be DJing at the shows) of the US and Mexico this February and March, before heading to Austin for SXSW. That tour includes the previously discussed NYC show on February 21 at 285 Kent, which is now sold out, but XXYYXX has added a late show happening at the venue that same night. Tickets for the newly added show are on sale now. An updated list of dates and the tour flyer are below.

XXYYXX was also just interviewed by Human Serviette Nardwuar, who, in typical Nardwuar fashion, bombarded him with questions about Marcel's obscure past projects (including a hardcore band!) and gifted him with vinyl of artists he has sampled in his songs. You can watch that video, along with the list of tour dates and song streams, below.

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Brother Ali vs NardwuarAs you may know, when Nardwuar interviews people he often brings them gifts. But we think this may be a first. After being interviewed by "the Human Serviette," Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali sampled the records Nardwaur gave him and made a song out of it. Says Brother Ali:

I've had the pleasure of being interviewed and featured in some of the most incredible publications but the most entertaining and interesting interviews Ive ever had was with the one and only Nardwuar. During our interview he gave me The original program to a Muhammad Ali exhibition fight in Vancouver and several records. First thing I did when I got home from the tour was listen through the records and make a beat from one of them. I ended up recording this song. Doot doola doot doot!
You can stream Brother Ali's "Nardwuar" track (and watch the original interview) below...

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Melvins at Double Door, 9/21/2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)

today in NYC
* Ute Lemper @ Joe's Pub
* Jay-Z @ Barclays Center
* SuperBalls @ The Stone
* Rachelle Garniez @ Barbes
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Com Truise (DJ Set) @ The DL
* Jerry Seinfeld @ Beacon Theatre
* Timba Harris Solo @ The Stone
* Propagandhi @ (le) poisson rouge
* Blondie @ St. George Theatre
* Todd Barry @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Beth Orton, Sam Amidon @ Town Hall
* Shigeto, Michna, Dabrye @ Glasslands
* M83, Sun Airway @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Django Django @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Nels Cline (Eye Bone), Mi-Gu @ Union Pool
* Weekend, Cold Showers, Census @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Great Lake Swimmers, Snowblink @ The Bell House
* Scone, Kalb, Bernard, Wild Sick Horses @ Zebulon
* White Arrows, Family Of The Year @ Mercury Lounge
* The Soft Pack, Heavy Hawaii, Browns @ Bowery Ballroom
* Melvins (Lite), Tweak Bird @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Eastern Hollows, Throw Vision, Scherzo, Haybaby @ Big Snow
* Alabama Shakes, Fly Golden Eagle, Riley Downing @ Terminal 5
* I Was Totally Destroying It, Nervous Curtains, The Dewars @ Pianos
* Moss, Trixie Whitley, Elijah and the Moon, Pony Boy @ Union Hall
* Jozef Van Wissem, Loren Connors, Clint Heidorn @ Issue Project Room
* Silver Apples, Xeno & Oaklander, Man Forever, La Big Vic @ Public Assembly
* Viva l'American Death Ray Music, Warm Soda, Big Tits, Cardboard @ Cake Shop
* Gelatine, Hard Nips, Otonana Trio, Dirty Babylon Breaker, Peewonder-Z @ Paper Box
* Horse Lords, Guardian Alien, Loud Objects, Cloud Becomes Your Hand @ Death By Audio
* Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter, Brian Bonz, Nick Africano @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* News Quiz USA w/ Lizz Winstead, Greg Proops, Hari Kondabolu, and Lee Camp @ UCB Chelsea
* Pulverize The Sound, Jealousy Mountain Duo, Mick Barr, Walter Weasel, Joe Merolla & Kenny Grohowski Duo @ Shea Stadium

Weekend headline a gloom-leaning bill at 285 Kent tonight that also includes LA's Cold Showers and Census. We caught Weekend's first show as Brooklynites at Cameo last week and they were great, with new songs heading in a dancier direction, albiet in a late '80s goth kind of way.

Melvins Lite's world record attempt at 50 states (plus DC) in 51 days rips into NYC tonight with a show at  Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Meanwhile Jerry Seinfeld's non-record-breaking-but-still-cool five-borough tour hits Manhattan tonight for a show at Beacon Theatre.

The Soft Pack play Bowery Ballroom tonight with Heavy Hawaii and we're giving away tickets on Facebook.

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Human serviette Nardwuar interviews hip hop eccentric Riff Raff in the latest installment of his video series and the results are pretty entertaining. Video is below.

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Frank Ocean at Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Frank Ocean

today in NYC
* Yvette @ The Grand Victory
* Joe Jackson @ Town Hall
* Wye Oak, Callers @ Maxwell's
* Vetiver, Big Search @ Glasslands
* MNDR (DJ) @ Public Assembly
* Et Cetera Festival @ Public Assembly
* Deidre Rodman Quintet @ The Stone
* Digitalism (DJ Set) @ Webster Hall
* Cate Le Bon, Quilt @ Mercury Lounge
* Nass Gnawa, DJ Mickey Perez @ Zebulon
* Erik Friedlander with Ikue Mori @ Barbes
* Frontier Ruckus, Chamberlin @Littlefield
* Laetitia Sadier, Orca Team @ Mercury Lounge
* Love Inks, Ray Raposa, Pastimer @ Pianos
* Gang Gang Dance, Sun Araw @ Public Assembly
* Bonobo (DJ Set) @ Rocks Off Concert Cruises
* Devin, Starlight Girls, Vorhees @ 3rd Ward
* Avan Lava, Spirit Animal @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Ed Sheeran, Passenger, Selah Sue @ Terminal 5
* Chomp, Sleepies, Heaven's Gate @ Cameo Gallery
* Bon Iver, Doug Paisley @ Radio City Music Hall
* The Babies, K-Holes, Sundelles @ Death By Audio
* Fan-Tan, My Summer, Imaginary Weapons @ Big Snow
* Patrick Wolf, Woodpigeon, Mice Parade @ Joe's Pub
* Sam Bardfeld/Napoleon Maddox and Friends @ The Stone
* Bad Powers, Sannhet, The Year is One @ Saint Vitus
* Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band @ MetLife Stadium
* Jimmy Edgar, Mike Servito, Paul Raffaele @ Glasslands
* KISS, Mötley Crüe, The Treatment @ PNC Bank Arts Center
* KNTRLR, Totem, Royal Chant, Field Recordings @ 929 XPO
* Purity Ring, Evian Christ, Headaches @ Bowery Ballroom
* Krallice, Feast of the Epiphany, Mutant Supremacy @ Acheron
* The Roots, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe @ The Capitol Theatre
* The Royalty, Graph Rabbit, Hidden Cities @ The Bowery Electric
* Nobunny, Liquor Store, X-Ray Eyeballs, Bad Sports @ Living Bread
* Michael Kiwanuka, Marcus Foster, Foy Vance @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Midnight Magic, Something In Spanish, Hess Is More @ Cameo Gallery
* The Eric Andre Show w/ Hannibal Buress Victor Varnado, Sammy Bananas @ Santos
* Teengirl Fantasy, Laurel Halo, ITAL, Magic Touch, M Geddes Gengras @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Smoke DZA, HEEMS, Meyham Lauren, Children of the Night, RatKing @ Shea Stadium
* Total Slacker, Indian Jewelry, Black Marble, Plastic Flowers, DJ Heavenly Beat @ Public Assembly
* John Hammond, Jim Campilongo, Dumpster Hunter, Wyndham Baird, Sarah Lipstate @ DROM
* Pictureplane (DJ set), CREEP (DJ set), Physical Therapy (DJ set), Le Sphinxxx (DJ set) @ Public Assembly
* ATP I'll Be Your Mirror - Philip Glass, Tyondai Braxton, Lightning Bolt, Lee Ranaldo, Janeane Garofalo, Kurt Braunohler @ Pier 36

There is just a crazy amount of amazing stuff going on tonight, it's kinda unfair to the discerning New York music lover. Perhaps biggest on the list is ATP NYC. Where else are you going to see Lightning Bolt, Phillip Glass and Frank Ocean all on the same bill?

You could also head to Mercury Lounge for two separate shows that really could have been one big one. The early show features utterly charming Welsh singer Cate le Bon with Quilt supporting; the late show is former Stereolab chanteuse Laetitia Sadier and Seattle's terrific Orca Team Maybe you can talk the door person into a two-fer dicount? (Probably not).

There is also the BV-presented Bad Powers, Sannhet and The Year is One show at Saint Vitus for those who like it loud and heavy.

As hinted at yesterday, Teengirl Fantasy will in fact be the special guest at 285 Kent tonight with Laurel Halo, Ital, M. Geddes Gengras, and Magic Touch. That show is one of the many dance options in NYC this weekend.

There is also the NYC debut of Cloud Nothings offshoot Chomp at Cameo, though Swearin' have had to drop off the bill due to a family emergency. Sleepies replace them on the bill that also includes Heaven's Gate.

Public Assembly's Et cetera festival is music oriented tonight, with Gang Gang Dance in the main room (one of three NYC shows they're doing this weekend) and Total Slacker, Indian Jewelry, Black Marble, and Plastic Flowers playing a free show in the back room. MNDR will DJ late night.

There's also Bruce at MetLife Stadium, and KISS, and Mötley Crüe at PNC Bank Arts Center. Basically, something for everybody tonight!

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In the latest installment of his video series, Canadian national treasure Nardwuar interviews Big Sean. Watch his dazzle the rapper with obscure facts and presents below.

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Lawrence Arabia at CMJ 2012 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Lawrence Arabia

today in NYC
* Nicki Minaj @ Roseland
* Aram Bajakian @ The Stone
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* David Ulmann Quintet @ Barbes
* Bob Schneider @ City Winery
* Young Man, XNY @ Mercury Lounge
* Bob Musso's Axiomatic @ The Stone
* Javier Dunn, Jeff Taylor @ Joe's Pub
* White Denim, Sleepies @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Gojira, Car Bomb @ Studio at Webster Hall
* Publicist, Free Blood, TV Baby @ Death By Audio
* Lawrence Arabia, Friend Roulette @ Mercury Lounge
* Sweet w/ Wyatt Cenac, Rudi Macaggi, Brent Sullivan @ Ella
* Beginnings w/ Nikki Glaser, James Adomian, Thu Tran @ UCB East
* Graph Rabbit, The Blake Roberts Band, Los Lobos Del Oeste @ Cameo
* Punks on Mars, Big Fur, Weird Rivers, Butter the Children @ Public Assembly
* Ashley Paul/Anthony Coleman, Artanker Convoy, Leila Adu @ Zebulon
* Den Svarata Fanan, Say At Last, Who Art Thou?, Hazel Rah @ Cake Shop
* Via Audio, The Daredevil Christopher Wright @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Cracker @ Jones Beach
* Pink Drink, The Canon Logic, Chamber Band, Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown @ Glasslands
* Marshall Crenshaw @ Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival @ City Winery

Tonight's edition of Sweet at Ella looks particularly, uh, sweet with Wyatt Cenac, Rudi Macaggi and more. It's also the biennial "Sweet Games" where, according to host Seth Herzog, "nonpros compete in comedic events & judged by a panel of celebrities. Always fun!"

Unless you're looking at this post from your phone, chances are you're not getting into tonight's Nicki Minaj make-up show at Roseland.

Charming New Zealander Lawrence Arabia is playing Mercury Lounge tonight and tickets are still available. You can stream his new album, The Sparrow, via a Spotify widget below.

"Once In a Lullaby" screens for free in a Staten Island ballpark tonight.

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2 Chainz, who'll be at J&R on Thursday (8/16) signing copies of his new album, gets interviewed by Nardwuar and it's a good one. (Real Estate advice discussed.) Watch it below.

JEFF the Brotherhood talk with producer Dan Auerbach chat about the making of their new album, Hypnotic Nights, in a video you can watch below.

Screaming Females headline the opening of our photo show this Thursday night at 92YTribeca.

Band in Heaven made a video for their single "Summer Bummer" and you can watch that below.

Likewise, gothy UK band 2:54 made a video for "Sugar" and that's below as well.

And finally there's a Kendrick Lamar mini documentary you cat watch below too.

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Sigur Ros at Skyline Stage (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Sigur Ros

today in NYC
* Brazzaville @ Joe's Pub
* Harold O'Neal @ Barbes
* Greg Diamond @ Joe's Pub
* Raya Brass Band @ Barbes
* The Do @ Knitting Factory
* EUSH, Tmmrw, Dolores Boys @ Cameo
* All Boy/All Girl, Dewisant @ Cake Shop
* Ollabelle, Cynthia Sayer @ City Winery
* Sigur Ros, Perfume Genius @ Prospect Park
* Our Lady Peace, Mean Creek @ Irving Plaza
* Jason Crigler, David Mansfield @ City Winery
* Jana Herzen with Charnett Moffett @ The Stone
* Keith Murray, Beatnuts @ Tappen Park Summerstage
* Big Sam's Funky Nation, EMEFE @ Highline Ballroom
* Dead Kennedys, Cerebral Ballzy @ Santos Party House
* Tombstalker, Skelptarsis, Consecration @ The Acheron
* Brandi Carlile, The Barr Brothers @ Wellmont Theatre
* Oneman, DJ Soulja Man, Jim-e Stack, J-Cush @ 285 Kent
* Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jonathan Kingham @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Deep Dark Woods, Luluc, Wailin' Storms @ Mercury Lounge
* Eye Ra Haze, Generation Kill, Gunfire-N-Sodomy @ Saint Vitus
* War Cries, Degollado, Chat Logs, METH @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* With Knives, Your Skull My Closet, Nightmare Air, Cycles @ Union Hall
* Normal Love, Sightings, Weasel Walter Trio, MV Carbon @ Death By Audio
* The Death Set, Anamanaguchi, Hussle Club, Ninjasonik, Figo @ Bowery Ballroom
* Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Justin Miller @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Pool Party Babylon w/ 'Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders of Mars' screening @ The Thompson Hotel
* Talibam!, Diamond Terrifier, Violet Raid, Sun Watchers, GADDFJXR, DJ Dutch E Germ @ Zebulon
* 'Celeste and Jesse Forever' screening w/ post-screening Q&A with Rahshida Jones, Will McCormack and Lee Toland Krieger @ 92Y Tribeca
* Al Madrigal, Steve Rannazzisi, Christian Finnegan, Kurt Metzger, Brendon Walsh, and Ari Shaffir @ Gotham Comedy Club
* Horny & the Dance Machine, Noble Laureate, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Big Butter & The Egg Man @ Glasslands
* Zoo Animal, Little Bombs, Indian Rebound, Elliot & the Ghost, Darrin Bradbury @ The Studio at Webster Hall

Rick Ross is doing signings of his new LP God Forgives, I Don't at J&R Music World at 6 pm today. Stream that LP in its entirety if you're planning on heading down there.

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Welsh band Race Horses release their debut album, Furniture, in August. Check out the video for "My Year Abroad" below.

TEEN have a new video for "Electric" which is viewable below.

Check out a new Neurosis album teaser (!) below.

The Feist/Mastodon Record Store Day 7" gets an interesting twist with a version that merges the two with a crossfader. Check it out here.

The latest episode of Nardwuar features the human serviette taking on funnyman Hannibal Buress. That's below too.

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Wilco at Prospect Park, 7/23/2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

today in NYC
Mike Pride @ Barbes
Big Terrific @ Cameo
Sarah Siskind @ Joe's Pub
Weimar New York @ Joe's Pub
Wilco, Cibo Matto @ Terminal 5
Melvin Gibbs @ Le Poisson Rouge
Water Scores: Part 2 @ The Stone
The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
The Alternate Routes @ Bryant Park
WIERD with Vaura @ Home Sweet Home
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly @ Jones Beach
Kind of Like Spitting, Dads @ Knitting Factory
Animal Kingdom, Royal Teeth @ Mercury Lounge
Martha Wainwright, Hannah Cohen @ City Winery
The Stationary Set, Modern Rivals @ Mercury Lounge
Wilder Maker, Wilsen, Margaret Glaspy @ Union Pool
Santana, Allman Brothers Band @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Bright Moments, Valley Lodge, Good Field @ Union Hall
Napoleon's, Hard Nips, Visuals @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
Freedy Johnston, Bryan Dunn, Mike Higbee @ The Rock Shop
Shark?, Darlings, Celestial Shore, RElyse @ 285 Kent Ave
Katie's Money, Twitchers, Ugly Purple Sweater @ Cake Shop
Summerscreen w/ Telepathe, Prince Rama, Vaz @ McCarren Park
The Echo-Friendly, Zulu Pearls, Such Hounds @ Bowery Electric
High Space, Will Bernard, Scott Metzger, Wolf @ Brooklyn Bowl
Woodsman, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, Ancient Ocean @ Zebulon
Technicolor Teeth, Acid Glasses, Golden Clouds @ Death By Audio
TED Talks w/ Jon Benjamin, Julie Klausner, and more @ Littlefield
Allen Stone, Elizabeth and The Catapult, Anthony Hall @ Bowery Ballroom
Deidre & The Dark, Fast Years, The Living Kills, Lorna Dune @ Glasslands
Alberich, Chaos Majik, Swollen Organs, Compactor, Theologian @ Saint Vitus
Water Scores: Part 1 Altered Spades: Fables of a Mutated Harlem @ The Stone
The Babies, Wild Yaks, Beach Day, Daytona, Total Slacker (DJ set) @ Public Assembly
Milk!, Megg Farrell's Whiskey Social, Chamber Band, Kendy Gable, Jack Wilson @ Pianos
Evans Blue, State Your Cause, Jolly, Ascending From Ashes, The Latanza Heist @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Open Mike Eagle, Mega Ran, Billy Woods, PremRock, Willie Green, Adam (Nasa), Brzowski, Mo Niklz @ Cameo Gallery

Tonight's Summerscreen movie in McCarren Park is treacly '80s hit Dirty Dancing with preceding musical acts Telepathe, Vaz and Prince Rama. Maybe one of them will cover "She's Like the Wind"?

You can keep your free Williamsburg evening going by heading to 285 Kent to see Shark?, Darlings, Celestial Shore, and RElyse -- though anything you want to pay at the door will go to funding Showpaper.

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Happy Birthday to Thurston Moore who is 54 today. Watch him explain the "grunge pedal" on a classic 120 Minutes clip below.

King Dude's got a new 7", the first single from his forthcoming album Burning Daylight. You can stream it below.

Hot Chip, who just played two shows in NYC, released a video for "How You Do?" from their latest album In Our Heads which you can watch below.

Nardwuar latest interviewee is El-P and you can watch that below too.

Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday?"

Best Coast at Orion Fest, June 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

today in NYC
* Nas @ Rucker Park
* Tori Scott @ Joe's Pub
* Nate Radley @ Barbes
* Spyro Gyra @ Blue Note
* Meat Loaf @ Welmont Theatre
* Seal, Macy Gray @ Beacon Theatre
* Sam Moore and Deva Mahal @ City Winery
* Geri Allen, Laurie Anderson @ The Stone
* Thomas Mapfumo @ World Financial Center
* Black Wing Halo, We Run @ Mercury Lounge
* Jeff LeBlanc, Rhinna LaRocque @ Joe's Pub
* Best Coast, Those Darlins, DIIV @ Terminal 5
* Katie Dill, Selva Oscura, Yung Life @ Cameo Gallery
* Allison Weiss, Mitten, Jack Dolgen @ Mercury Lounge
* Missy Higgins, Butterfly Boucher @ Le Poisson Rouge
* New York Philharmonic @ Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx
* Gym, Deer, Andy Elwell, Pony of Good Tidings @ Cake Shop
* Spirit Animal, The Ludlow Thieves, The Sanctuaries @ Glasslands
* Chi-Lites, Felix Hernandez @ Queensbridge Park Summerstage
* Eye Ra Haze, Gunfire-N-Sodomy, Heroes and Underdogs @ Saint Vitus
* Delta Rae, Aunt Martha, Andy Suzuki & the Method @ Bowery Ballroom
* Upright Citizen's Brigade presents All Stars of Improv @ Central Park Summerstage
* The Moon w/ Gabrielle Bell, Dave Hill, Sean Donnelly, Corn Mo @ Union Pool
* Adrian Belew Power Trio, Stickmen, Consider The Source @ Beekman Beer Garden
* Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, Kasey Anderson @ Williamsburg Park
* Murder By Death, Corey Chisel and His Wandering Sons, Ha Ha Tonka @ Webster Hall
* Diamond Terrifier, Patrick Higgins, Sleng Teng, Tetryl Red, DJ Dutch E Germ @ Zebulon
* Onra, Dam-Funk (DJ set), Taylor McFerrin, The Doppelgangaz, DJ Sean Rowlands @ Santos Party House

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Tonight's the first show at Williamsburg Park with a not-so-exciting line-up headlined by Counting Crows. Better shows later this week.

Nardwuar recently interviewed Trash Talk and you can watch the obscure factoids and gifts fly below.

Deer Tick were on AV Club video series 'Undercover' to perform Harvey Danger's '90s hit "Flagpole Sitta" which you can watch below.

No Doubt are back with "Settle Down," their first new single in 11 years. Watch the video below.

Check out new videos from Shearwater and Hot Chip below too.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Tuesday?"

photos by Zach Pollack, words by Parker Langvardt

Nardwuar w/ Andrew WK // Reigning Sound
The Evaporators
Reigning Sound

Calgary's multi-venue Sled Island festival took place at the end of last month. Pictures and a review of Day 1 are HERE, and now we continue with Day 2 is in this post.

We started the second night of the festival at National Music Centre, catching about a song and a half of a Vancouver band called Beekeeper. Their enthusiastic frontman invited the audience on stage for the last song, which began with a Latin rhythm and eventually took a turn toward psychedelic punk.

Next was We Are The City of Kelowna, British Columbia. Their set was rhythmic and dynamic, touching on many different genres like jazz, math rock, blues and R&B. They also brought some glitchy drumming into a new, keyboard-oriented song that they played. It was less conventional than the rest of their set, but still fit in well.

When Nardwuar took the stage with his band The Evaporators, he asked for more vocals in the monitor and then asked the audience, "Monitors. What does that remind you of?" After some responses from the audience, he went through a weird little association game with Titus Andronicus ("Tittus Andromedus" and other mispronunciations), who got their name from the boat that fought the Monitor in the Civil War. In Nardwuar's words, "A plus B equals C!" He mentioned up former New York governor Mario Cuomo and a Canadian gas station called Domo to start a chant of "Mario Cuomo works at Domo," which developed into the first song with a quick keyboard part from Nardwuar and a continuous drum beat. The second song started with some bizarre sumo grunts and jumps, which he made several audience members do with him until they formed a weird grunting conga line of sorts. They covered "Barney Rubble is My Double" by a Calgary band called The Hot Nasties, and performed an original song about blowing up a rock in a river called "Ripple Rock." The Evaporators simple pop-punk is made hilarious by Nardwuar's actions, weird inflections, and ridiculous choruses. He asked the audience to suspend him in the air, lying face down with a helmet on, with more fans holding his keyboard in front of him. When he asked for one more guy to help him out, he was joined by Sled Island co-curator Andrew W.K., who performed "Party Hard" with The Evaporators along with several other songs.

We made our way over to Republik, where we caught the end of Sled Island veterans Legs' set. Vocalist Allie Sheldan sang strongly with a raspy voice over some western-sounding guitar. They ended with a somber bluesy song called "I've Got a Sadness in My Heart."

Next was a Winnipeg powerpop duo called Cannon Bros, who had a touch of garage rock in their sound. Then we caught the upbeat pop rock of Calgary quartet Feel Alright, who blended reverby surf pop with a country edge. And then finally, a much anticipated set from Reigning Sound, whose rock and roll vibes made for a killer show.

Afterwards, we ventured over to Dickens to catch Hot Snakes, but after waiting in line for a half hour they declined to let anyone else in the venue for the sold-out show. Hot Snakes played Orion Fest in Atlantic City a few days later.

More pictures from Sled Island day 2 are below. Coverage of day 3 is coming soon...

Continue reading "Sled Island day 2 in pics and review (Reigning Sound, Legs, Evaporators joined by Andrew WK, Feel Alright & more)"

Black Breath @ SXSW 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Black Breath

Roger Waters

Redd Kross in Chicago in May (more by John Yingling)
Redd Kross

today in NYC
* Willie Nile @ Joe's Pub
* MikeQ @ Public Assembly Loft
* Van Hunt @ Knitting Factory
* DJ Jonathan Toubin @ The Box
* Roger Waters @ Yankee Stadium
* Timeless Club Sound @ Zebulon
* Hollis Brown @ The Living Room
* Matthew Shipp Trio @ The Stone
* Bill Carney's Jug Addicts @ Barbes
* Carol Lipnik and Spookarama @ Barbes
* D&M, Miko and the Musket @ Joe's Pub
* Scissor Sisters, Rye Rye @ Terminal 5
* Sunny Ali & The Kid, Bangladeafy @ Glasslands
* Scorpions, Queensryche @ PNC Bank Arts Center
* Ronnie Spector's 'Beyond the Beehive' @ City Winery
* BELLS>, Trophy Wife, Lozen, Cycles @ Cake Shop
* New Cassettes, The Naturals, Two Lights @ Pianos
* DJ Rashad, Wheez-ie, J-Cush Teklife @ 285 Kent Ave
* Patrick Watson, Loney, Dear @ South Street Seaport
* Black Breath, Martyrdod, The Secret, Enabler @ Acheron
* Reggie Watts, Radio 4, The Jigglers @ The Bell House
* Alan Watts, Arc Light, Images, ATM, Very Rare @ Big Snow
* The Virgins, Mykki Blanco, Grand Rapids @ Bowery Electric
* L.A. Guns, Electric Black Horse, Strotakin IV @ Saint Vitus
* Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Lissy Trullie, Fawn @ Highline Ballroom
* Harmonica Lewinskies, The Dough Rollers, Shoshin @ Cameo Gallery
* JD Samson MEN, PS I Love You, The So So Glos @ Gramercy Theatre
* Swear and Shake, These Animals, Tall Tall Trees @ Mercury Lounge
* Redd Kross, The Men, The Labor Pool @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Yellow Dogs, The Everymen, The Brooklyn What, The Shipwrecks @ Pianos
* Mxpx, I Am The Avalanche, Such Gold, Gasoline Heart @ Best Buy Theater
* Thousand Foot Whale Claw, Woodsman, Troller, Meadowlands @ Shea Stadium
* Colin L. Orchestra, Bird Names, Guardian Alien, K Salvatore @ Death By Audio
* Sick of it All, Cro-Mags, Vision of Disorder, Absolution, Sai Nam @ Webster Hall
* Hank & Cupcakes, Deadbeat Darling, Today the Moon Tomorrow the Sun @ Mercury
* Lido Beach, Diagnostics, Minshara, The Astronaut, Science @ The Studio
* Reagan Youth, Dust Angel, Geek Skull, Lords of Death, Empty Vessel @ Grand Victory
* Runny, The 10 Cent F$ck Flicks, The Archive, Man's Gin, Thee Swank Bastards @ Hank's Saloon
* Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Empire Beats, Camille Atkinson, Erin Barra @ Knitting Factory
* Omar-S, Voices From The Lake, Donato Dozzy, Neel, Mike Servito, Eric Cloutier, and Spinoza @ Public Assembly
* Grooms, Hieroglyph Thesaurus, G. Lucas Crane, Nonhorse, Hagfish and Poet Lounge, Black Crown Ceremony, Swaggbrarians @ Muchmore's

Roger Waters plays his first of two Yankee Stadium shows tonight.

CBGB Festival continues today.

BrooklynVegan and Southern Lord are proud to present tonight's show at The Acheron with Black Breath, Martyrdod, The Secret, Burning Love, Enabler and Grudges. Tickets are still available.

Saturday are two big free CBGB Festival shows that overlap: Guided by Voices, etc @ Summerstage Vs. CYHSY/The Hold Steady/Superchunk in Times Square.

Redd Kross, who play Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight with The Men, were originally supposed to play a now-cancelled show at Beekman Beer Garden with Superchunk who play tomorrow in Times Square (early).

The DJ Rashad show at 285 Kent tonight goes like this:

? very special guest
??? Total Freedom
???? Wheez-ie
????? J-Cush
Who is the guest?

Friends play Bowery Ballroom on Saturday. I wonder if it will be a NSFW show.

Warm Up starts at MoMA PS1 on Saturday.

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Watch Nardwuar talk to M83, about Iron Maiden and stuff, below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Friday?"

photos and videos by Jessica Amaya

Natureboy w/ Sharon Van Etten at Pianos - 6/28/12
Nature Boy

Brooklyn's Natureboy (aka Sara Kermanshahi) wrapped up a residency at Pianos last Thursday (6/28). The residencies took place every Thursday in June, and each one featured a different lineup of artists. For the 6/28 show, Sara was joined by Doug Keith, Cat Martino, She Keeps Bees, The Roadside Graves, and DJ Sharon Van Etten, who, as predicted, joined Sara on stage during her set.

In related news, Sharon Van Etten and her bandmate Doug Keith were just interviewed by Nardwuar. A video of that interview is below, along with more pictures and videos from the Pianos show (unfortunately none of Roadside Graves).

Continue reading "Natureboy wrapped up Pianos residency w/ Sharon Van Etten, Cat Martino & more (pics); Sharon interviewed by Nardwuar"

Grimes @ Glasslands (pic by thedeskofjob)

One night after struggling through two shows at Mercury Lounge, Grimes toughed out her throat problems and played a super-sold-out show at Glasslands in Brooklyn. How was it? Check out some videos below.

A couple of weeks earlier Grimes was in Austin for SXSW (where she did not play a BV party and) where Nardwuar (who did play a BV party) caught up with the fellow Canadian for an interview. Watch below...

Continue reading "Grimes played Glasslands in NYC, talked to Nardwuar @ SXSW (both while wearing her Pictureplane shirt) -- [VIDEOS]"

most photos by Amanda Hatfield, some shots by Zach Timm

Polica @ Hotel Vegan
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

In addition to hosting almost 100 bands on three stages for four days straight, BrooklynVegan's Hotel Vegan, located at Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead Lounge, was a place where you could sip some complimentary HobNob Wines from noon-7pm each day. On Friday (3/16/2012), the third day of Hotel Vegan, we teamed with HobNob and The Original Moonshine for a big party that included the following, amazing FREE lineup:

Stage 1 (Hotel Vegas Outside)
12:00 Cold Showers
1:00 Polica
2:00 Youth Lagoon
3:00 Eight and a Half (members of Broken Social Scene & the Stills)
3:45 Django Django
4:30 Tennis
5:15 Light Asylum
6:00 The Black Angels

Stage 2 (Hotel Vegas Inside)
12:00 Lucius
12:45 The Big Sleep
1:30 The Twilight Sad
2:15 Eleanor Friedberger (of the Fiery Furnaces)
3:00 Widowspeak
3:45 TRUST
4:30 The Evaporators (Nardwuar's band)
5:15 DIVE

Stage 3 (Volstead)
12:15 Jennifer Castle
1:00 Daughter
1:45 Exitmusic
2:30 Doldrums
3:15 Zeus
4:00 Au Palais
5:00 Craft Spells

It was a very good day. Bill wrote about some of the bands who played on Friday including Nardwuar's band The Evaporators who definitely put on one of the day & week's most memorable performance for those who caught it. As Bill wrote, "At one point, one group of people were holding him up while another group were holding his organ (hello!) while he played it... and then he soon climbed on top of it. There were costume changes, group singalongs, question and answer sessions and a lot of really fun garage punk. One of my Top 5 sets of SXSW 2012."

The Evaporators getting started @ Hotel Vegan
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

If you got your picture taken in our Smilebooth, make sure to look for yourself in the photos posted to our Facebook.

Special thanks to our official backline providers Vox, Blackstar and Korg, and thank you to NadaMoo for supplying free vegan treats, and to Honest Tea for the tea.

The Black Angels closed the day off right with a set of their 60s-influenced, psych rock n roll to an oferflowing house on the outdoor stage that saw a full crowd throughout the day thanks to names like Polica, Youth Lagoon and Tennis.

So many bands, so little time, so experience it with the pictures that continue below (and stay tuned for more on BV Austin)...

Continue reading "#HotelVegan Day 3 pics (BV, HobNob Wines & Moonshine presents) - Black Angels, Tennis, Youth Lagoon & MANY more"


As you know, BrooklynVegan is taking over ALL THREE STAGES at connecting Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT this week, and it's all 100% FREE (no RSVP or badges either). There's a big outdoor stage, and smaller stages inside Hotel Vegas & Volstead. Collectively we're calling the four day long party "Hotel Vegan" (located at 1500 E. 6th St, Austin, TX).

Friday's party is presented with HobNob Wines, our official wine partner of all four days of Hotel Vegan, and The Original Moonshine, our official spirit partner on Friday and Saturday.

We announced Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday in full.
Here is Friday at Hotel Vegan (March 16, 2012):

Stage 1 (Hotel Vegas Outside)
12:00 Cold Showers
1:00 Polica
2:00 Youth Lagoon
3:00 Eight and a Half (members of Broken Social Scene & the Stills)
3:45 Django Django
4:30 Tennis
5:15 Light Asylum
6:00 The Black Angels

Stage 2 (Hotel Vegas Inside)
12:00 Lucius
12:45 The Big Sleep
1:30 The Twilight Sad
2:15 Eleanor Friedberger (of the Fiery Furnaces)
3:00 Widowspeak
3:45 TRUST
4:30 The Evaporators (Nardwuar's band)
5:15 DIVE

Stage 3 (Volstead)
12:15 Jennifer Castle
1:00 Daughter
1:45 Exitmusic
2:30 Doldrums
3:15 Zeus
4:00 Au Palais
5:00 Craft Spells

In addition to the completely FREE lineup of 23 bands, we will also have complimentary drinks courtesy of HobNob Wines and The Original Moonshine.

We will also have free vegan treats courtesy of NadaMoo! and free Honest Tea. Arlo's great Vegan Food truck, located right next door, will be at all four days of Hotel Vegan selling food.

Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors for making this party possible - including Vox, Blackstar and Korg, our official backline partners.

The Black Angels (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Black Angels
Black Angels

HobNob Wines offers free music content at its HobNob Inner Circle on Facebook. Join HobNob's Inner Circle to access exclusive downloads, editorial and info on upcoming events. Previously featured artists include Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Saint Bernadette, The Antlers, Company of Thieves, Xylos, as well as The Black Angels and Polica who are both playing this party.


Friday is just one of four full days at Hotel Vegan. Wednesday lineup HERE. Thursday lineup HERE. Saturday lineup HERE.

We also have THREE official BrooklynVegan showcases - Tuesday (which Alex Maas of the Black Angels is playing a song at), Wednesday, and Friday - and a Saturday metal day party at Lovejoys, AND a bridge show.

photos by Erik Erikson

Andrew WK

Andrew WK performed with the Calder Quartet Sunday night at Le Poisson Rouge (1/8). The show featured some of his own compositions reworked specially for the evening, in addition to classical compositions by Bach, Cage, Riley, and Glass. Pictures from the show are in this post.

In related news, Andrew WK appears in a new video with The Evaporators called "I Hate Being Late (When I'm Early)". THe track is featured on the forthcoming Busy Doing Nothing" comp LP out March 6 on Nardwuar/Mint Records. Check out the video for that track (which features Narduwar The Human Serviette himself) below alongside pictures from LPR...

Continue reading "Andrew WK played LPR w/ the Calder Quartet (pics), releasing song w/ The Evaporators (watch the new video)"