Entries tagged with: Paws
by Andrew Sacher
photo: PAWS at CMJ 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
There's a known mutual admiration between blink-182 and a handful of indie rock bands. Best Coast and Colleen Green have covered them. DIIV talked about learning their songs on guitar at a young age when they opened for them in Brooklyn as Mark Hoppus intently watched their set. And Mark has enthusiastically expressed interest in Wavves and Japandroids. (We've written about their importance to indie rock too.)
Now, the indie/blink crossover will continue to move forward, as Scottish indie rockers PAWS tweeted, "Excited to say we are going into the studio this summer to record our third album and @markhoppus of @blink182 is coming to help us!" That album will follow PAWS' 2014 album Youth Culture Forever and 2012's Cokefloat!, both on Fat Cat.
Meanwhile, the Tom Delonge-less blink-182 recently played their first shows with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba (full set video), who says "only time can tell" if he'll become a permanent member (sigh). Tom Delonge recently released/streamed his odds-and-ends collection, To The Stars (double sigh).
photo: PAWS at CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Scottish fuzz rock trio PAWS are appearing on a new Valentine's Day compilation that Fuzzkill Records is putting out. Their contribution is a stripped-down, lo-fi cover of Phil Phillips' 1959 hit "Sea of Love" (also later recorded by Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Cat Power and others), and that makes its premiere in this post. Listen below.
Also on the split is Pinact, The Bellybuttons, Catholic Action, Elara Caluna, Faiides, FROTH, Fruit Tones, Kill Surrrf, The Pooches, Poor Things, Secret Motorbikes, SHARPTOOTH, The Shithawks, Tuff Love and TWIN MIRRORS. You can pre-order here. All proceeds go to CLAN Cancer Support and the Greater Maryhill Foodbank. There's also a release party on Valentine's Day.
Stream the PAWS track below...
Photo: Thurston Moore @ Saint Vitus in October (more by PSquared)
Over the past month or so, we've been posting 'Best of 2014' lists from several artists, including Caribou, Converge, Yo La Tengo, A Place to Bury Strangers, Screaming Females, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Tom Scharpling, Vetiver, Moon Duo, Tigers Jaw, Pianos Become the Teeth, Title Fight, Protomartyr, Klaus Johann Grobe, Kevin Morby, Hookworms, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Foxing, Evan Weiss, Crocodiles, and others (you can browse our "Best of 2014" tag for more).
Here's a roundup of even more artist year-end lists, including lists from The Wytches, Tweens, Weatherbox, Caspian, Plague Vendor, Andrew Jackson Jihad, S, PAWS, Cheap Girls, Frameworks, Tiny Moving Parts, Greys, Sarah Silverman, clipping., Low, Tacocat, Mikal Cronin, Ex Hex, Jason Narducy (Superchunk, Bob Mould Band, Split Single), Ceremony, Thurston Moore and Iceage. Find out what made their lists below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Tweens / PAWS / Lee Bains III @ Arlene's Grocery 10/22/2014
While Amanda was at Pianos on Wednesday (10/22), fellow BV photographer Chris La Putt was at nearby Arlene's Grocery for the Never Better CMJ day party where there was a rockin' bill of grungy Scottish trio PAWS, southern sleazy riffmongers Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, poppy/punky Tweens, and Manchester, UK's attitude-heavy PINS. Then, as a palate cleanser, he swung by Rockwood Music Hall to catch soulful Brooklyn duo She Keeps Bees.
Pictures from those sets are in this post, with more below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Andrew Sacher and Bill Pearis
Girlpool / Nai Harvest / September Girls / Ultimate Painting
The CMJ week day party action picked up on Wednesday (10/22) and Ludlow St is still a safe bet, as is the now-annual Kanine party at Pianos, which this year was co-sponsored by fellow indie label Slumberland and SESAC. A good portion of the BV staff was there -- we posted Flowers pictures already, and pics of the rest of the day are in this post.
Glasgow's Pinact started the day downstairs. Partially due to their two-piece set up and anthemic fuzz rock, it's been easy to compare them to Japandroids, but live they sounded a bit more like early Nirvana (his hair-covered face may have been part of this too). They were good, and definitely sounded full for a two-piece.
I missed SEOUL upstairs but caught the next act there: another two-piece rock band from across the Atlantic, the UK's Nai Harvest. Though he was going through two guitar amps and a bass amp, I noticed the lack of low end a little more with these guys, but they still put on a good show. Some of their songs (like "Hold Open My Head" and "Buttercups") have enough hooks to compete with the '90s indie rock bands they're obviously influenced by, so it'll be interesting to see where Nai Harvest go next. They played a couple new ones and said a new LP is coming next year.
After that, Literature and Girlpool played simultaneously upstairs and downstairs (respectively) and I caught a little of each. Literature's indie pop is clearly UK-inspired (down to the fake British accents) and though bands in this style can stereotypically be a little weak live, Literature were nothing of the sort. The drummer and both guitarists are super energetic on stage, and they clearly have a good time with it. At one point the singer ended up standing on one of Pianos' benches with his guitar out Chuck Berry style.
I ended up catching less of Girlpool than I wanted to (they only have a few songs out so far, it was a short set), but it seemed pretty clear that they do in fact have a lot of buzz behind them. The downstairs room was packed when I got in, but I caught their last three songs from the back of the room. They sounded good -- I wouldn't say they need a drummer but I'd be curious to hear what they sound like with one. They're definitely commanding vocalists though, and their songs are tight. You can catch them again at the free BV day party on Saturday.
The last band I caught at Pianos was another from Glasgow, PAWS, playing the downstairs room. I saw PAWS a couple times when they were supporting their first record, but this was my first time seeing them on the new album tour, and it's clear that they're only getting better. They were easily the most seasoned-sounding band I saw yesterday and a hell of a good time. They also at one point brought out the singer of their tourmates Flashlights to sing backup vocals on a song, and then PAWS acted as his backing band for a Flashlights song. - Andrew
Bill here...Meanwhile, upstairs were Spring King, who make the same kind of shouty, wordy, excited indie pop as Martha and Spook School. They were good. Much more up my alley were Ultimate Painting, the band featuring Veronica Falls' James Hoare and Jack Cooper of Mazes, who basically feed off the Velvet Underground "What Goes On" mode and they do it very well and hearing that style of guitar live is always a thrill. I then ran downstairs to catch a bit of September Girls' set in the main performance space. I'd heard mixed reports of their SXSW sets, but they seemed to have sorted themselves out, as the couple songs I heard sounded great with their harmonies and barrage of guitars.
At that point I was on DJ duty in the downstairs bar and was unable to catch any of the other bands, including Beach Day, Happyness and headliners The Ocean Blue who mixed new songs with '80s college radio hits like "Between Something and Nothing."
Before hitting Pianos, Amanda stopped by Cake Shop to catch Italian dreampop band Be Forest. Pictures from their set, plus lots more from Cake Shop, below...
Tweens at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Garage pop/punks Tweens are touring this year, including a trip to NYC for CMJ, where they've got a few shows currently announced. First they play the Never Better free day party on October 22 at Arlene's Grocery which has a cool lineup all around of PAWS, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires and PINS. That night, they open the previously discussed Jeff Rosenstock show at Death by Audio, which now also includes Australia's The Bennies and Dan Potthast. That's $8 at the door. All of Tweens' dates are listed below.
The Never Better show is one of two free day parties Never Better is putting on at Arlene's, the second happening October 24 which also has a good lineup of White Fence, Wampire, Cymbals and Concord America. Both are free, no badge required, with RSVP to email@example.com.
Set times for both Never Better shows, with the list of Tweens dates, below...
As mentioned, Ultimate Painting (aka James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Jack Cooper of Mazes) will release their debut album next month via Trouble in Mind. They've shared two more tracks from the album, "Winter in Your Heart" and "Ten Street," which you can stream along with the song "Ultimate Painting" and a mix they made with some of their influences, below.
Also as mentioned, UP will be in NYC for CMJ and they've got quite a few shows lined up already with maybe more still to be announced. Here's the lowdown:
Flyers for all of those shows, plus the full lineups, are below. Before the CMJ shows, Ultimate Paiting will also play nearby Bard College on October 21. That follows a few other North American dates, all of which are listed below.
Wed. Oct. 22 - New York, NY @ Pianos (Kanine CMJ day party FREE)
Wed. Oct. 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (Panache CMJ Showcase)
Thu. Oct. 23 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Trouble In Mind CMJ Showcase)
Fri. Oct. 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (Trouble In Mind CMJ day party FREE)
Fri. Oct. 25 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Panache CMJ day party FREE)
Supersuckers are playing Knitting Factory on November 15. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.
Flogging Molly are playing The Capitol Theatre on December 2. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Tickets for the EIGHT Dr. Dog shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.
Tickets for the newly added Kimbra and Empress Of show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon. Tickets for her "special collaborative set" at Le Poisson Rouge with Kneebody on September 26 are on sale now.
Tickets for the Austin Psych Fest CMJ Showcase at Rough Trade featuring A Place to Bury Strangers, White Fence, Moon Duo, King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard, Wampire, Bo Ningen, Spires, The Wytches and The Paperhead go on sale today at noon.
PAWS, Flashlights, Orenda Fink and Amanda X are playing a Flowerbooking CMJ Showcase at Knitting Factory on October 25. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM. PAWS also play Shea with Solids during CMJ.
Blue Hawaii and Ballet School are playing a PopGun CMJ party at Glasslands on October 24. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Wampire, CYMBALS, Spires, Dune Rats and Casual Sex are playing a PopGun CMJ party on October 21 at Glasslands. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Matthew Dear is DJing a CMJ show on October 25 at Verboten with Roman Flügel and Daniel Avery. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Two solid (heh) fuzzy (heh heh) bands from different parts of the globe, Montreal's Solids and Glasgow's PAWS, will be going on separate tours soon that meet up in NYC for the Ipsum/Heavy Trip CMJ showcase happening at Shea Stadium on October 24. Also on the bill is another Montreal band, HEAT, Chicago's Meat Wave and NYC's Washer.
For Solids, that show falls right in the middle of their tour with Single Mothers and The Flatliners, which includes a Long Island show a day later (without Single Mothers). Tickets for LI are still available.
Shea show flyer, lists of Solids and PAWS dates, and a couple videos, below...
PAWS at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Poppy Scottish punks PAWS will continue to support this year's Youth Culture Forever with another US tour this September and October. Support on the tour comes from Brooklyn's Total Slacker and Florida's Flashlights, and hits NYC on September 5 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/18) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (7/16) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Openers Flashlights also make a kind of poppy punk that fans of the headliners should find pretty familiar. Their new album, Bummer Summer, came out this past June via Hard Rock Records (order yours), and its track "Failure" was just given the video treatment (dir. No Anchor). That video premieres in this post and can be watched, with the list of dates, below...
Morrissey @ The Observatory 5/8/2014 (via @reezy_jay)
We haven't heard from Morrissey himself regarding the whole rigamarole over Thursday night's show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA (5/8) where the We Are Scientists / PAWS show at the adjacent The Constellation Room was nearly canceled but then pushed till after Moz's show ended. (We've heard plenty from PAWS and WAS.) Morrissey, via a publicist, however, has written in to Pitchfork, simply saying:
Morrissey had nothing to do with this. As long as there was no sound bleed, Morrissey was completely fine with another show going on inside the same complex."As for Moz's show last night, it went off without any him being mauled by fans (too much). For this tour he's switched up some of his older songs, putting The Smiths' "Hand in Glove" back in rotation for the first time in 10 years, and he's also doing "Yes I Am Blind" (originally the b-side to "Ouija Board, Ouija Board"). You can check out his Observatory setlist below.
Video of "Hand in Glove" at The Observatory (and the setlist from that show and "Yes I Am Blind" in San Jose, CA) below...
Morrissey @ The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA last night (via @crowdflicks)
As we posted last night when Morrissey's tour hit The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA (5/8), the show happening in the space's smaller, adjacent venue The Constellation Room -- Brooklyn's We Are Scientists and Scottish band PAWS -- was nearly canceled, as Morrissey didn't want the show's sound bleeding into his. PAWS wrote an angry missive on their Facebook, which got picked up by this site and others. Things ended up working out, with the WAS/PAWS show starting after Morrissey's ended.
But there 's more to the story. Since then, PAWS have posted a much longer, detailed account of everything that happened, including what happened right before they were to take the stage:
However, after we got here, ten minutes before we were about to go onstage, with the show seemingly in full swing and in good health, Phillip and Josh were confronted by Morrissey's tour manager in our own dressing room. After thinking that everything was FINALLY sorted, this man started screaming at them both, practically squaring up to them and trying his hardest to tear us apart for how big this story was getting, doling out blood-curdling screams to the effect of "I AM THE BOSS OF YOU!" Frankly, beyond being insulting, unreasonable, and to be honest a little hilarious, we simply couldn't believe that this situation had escalated to this point. Far from a reasonable conversation or settling of differences, this seemed like a 'telling off' and to be honest put pretty much everything in context. To feel like you're being demeaned, disrespected and almost bullied by ANYONE feels terrible but to feel like this is happening and that are hands are tied purely because of the perceived stature of a celebrity, seems utterly ridiculous and frankly, unacceptable.You can read the entirety of PAWS' account below. Meanwhile, We Are Scientists took in the Morrissey show and offered a review on their Twitter:
Pissed off and fired up, we jumped out and did our best to kill it for the 30 mins we had in the lights. We burst ourselves trying to bring it, and after ALL that, we came off beaten, sweaty but elated. In our minds, this is over. Fuck this shit.
The @itsmorrissey show was the laziest, most milquetoast piece of shit I've ever had the misfortune of suffering through ten minutes of.— We Are Scientists (@wearescientists) May 9, 2014
Spent the first 20 minutes of @itsmorrissey set wondering how they got a luau pig into a TopShop blazer. Then I realized IT WAS MORRISSEY!— We Are Scientists (@wearescientists) May 9, 2014
Turns out the reason @itsmorrissey doesn't want competing noise is that it might clue people into what singing in tune sounds like.— We Are Scientists (@wearescientists) May 9, 2014
When their dates with WAS end, PAWS' tour will hit NYC for a show at Shea Stadium on May 24 with Alex G, The Dirty Nil and Ma.
PAWS full Facebook post below...
Morrissey up close with a fan at San Jose last night (via @that fan's instagram)
Morrissey's tour kicked off last night (5/7) in San Jose, CA. If you've ever been to a Morrissey concert, you know it is a never-ending stream of fans trying to rush the stage, hug him, rip off his shirt, whatever contact they can make. Unfortunately last night, the stage rush got out of control and the show was cut just a little short, notes Stereogum. TMZ, who has video of the incident says Moz was "attacked by a fan" and "knocked to the ground" though the footage doesn't really seem to bare that out. Nonetheless, stage security did seem to have a little more trouble keeping fans offstage than usual. You can watch the video below.
Before the violent hugging happened, Morrissey did play a few new songs that will be on his new album, Word Peace is None of Your Business, including the live debut of the title track, "The Bullfighter Dies," and "Earth is the Loneliest Planet." Setlist and video of those three new songs plus video of the stage rushing incident, below.
Meanwhile, tonight's show (5/8) at Santa Ana's The Observatory has its own problems, as the venue's smaller room, The Constellation Room, is supposed to host We Are Scientists and PAWS. But, according to PAWS, Morrissey doesn't want their show to happen and refuses to play until that show is canceled. From PAWS' Facebook:
Morrissey is currently trying to have our slot at tonights show in Santa Ana, California cancelled because he is playing in another room in the same venue and wishes for their to be no other artists performing in his vicinity.We say let 'em play, Morrissey!
This is an unbelievable act of complete and utter selfishness that should not be tolerated. This rich, has-been, ego maniac acting like a baby throwing toys from a pram. To satisfy his little power hungry brain. A complete disregard for others and a baffling lack of support/respect for young, hard working musicians.
People like this, with attitudes like this displays a classic example of why the music industry is still awash with disgusting garbage that should by now have been snuffed out. Pedestals, self righteous entitlement, disrespect and "competition". Geez. It's not like we've come all the way from Scotland to play for nothin'...
I'm just going to leave this photo and sentiment with you and we'll report back with developments. We won't go out without a fight!
What do you all think?
UPDATE: Both shows are happening, through compromise, says We Are Scientists via Twitter:
ANTA ANA! So everyone can play a full set, tonight's show will start after Moz's bedtime:
by Andrew Sacher
PAWS at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Scottish lo-fi trio PAWS are currently on a North American tour with We Are Scientists which hit NYC for a Bowery Ballroom show last month (4/18). After that tour ends, however, PAWS will give NYC a chance to see them headlining in a much smaller, sweatier venue before they head back home. The band will hit Shea Stadium on May 24 and there's solid support coming from bedroom songwriter Alex G, Canadian punk rippers The Dirty Nil and Ma. Updated dates are listed below.
The Shea show doubles as the release show for PAWS' new record, Youth Culture Forever, which comes out in the US this week (5/6) via Fat Cat. If you liked the fast-paced and highly melodic tunes on their debut, Cokefloat!, you'll likely find YCF is packed with plenty more of those. You can stream the whole thing (via SPIN), with the video for "Tongues"and the list of tour dates, below...
PAWS at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Glasgow fuzz rock trio PAWS have been on the rise since their promising debut LP, Cokefloat!, and were recently in NYC to record its anticipated followup. They'll be returning to North America this spring to tour as an opener for a band who were also once on the rise (many blog years ago), We Are Scientists. If that sounds like a weird matchup to you, maybe the tour trailer below can provide some insight.
The tour hits NYC on April 18 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the tour trailer and a PAWS video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
PAWS at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
But that's not all. Following their time in the studio, the band will go on a US tour, and for support, they'll be taking out another band who crosses the line between punk and indie rock, Little Big League. That tour includes a NYC show happening on November 15 at Glasslands with Toons. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, below.
Little Big League is a Philadelphia quartet whose lineup includes an ex-member of Titus Andronicus (Ian Dykstra) and ex Strand of Oaks live member (Deven Craige), but they've got a sound of their own apart from those connections. They're fronted by guitarist/vocalist MIchelle Zauner, whose got some powerful indie rock pipes, but she's not the only star here. The band's slightly math rock tendencies shine too, and if you've seen them, you know they can really play. The band's debut full length, These Are Good People, came out earlier this summer via Tiny Engines and it can be streamed, along with the video for "My Very Own You," below.
All dates are listed, along with the flyer and all streams, below...
by Bill Pearis
White Fence in Berlin last year (photo by Alexandre Kurek via)
With this weekend's weather forecast looking slightly more hopeful than last's, we should get our first proper Seaport Music Festival show at South Street Seaport's Pier 17 on Friday (6/14). We already knew PAWS were playing but they've just announced that White Fence will be headlining. PAWS are at 7 PM, White Fence play at 8 PM and, like all shows at Pier 17, it's free and open to the public.
As mentioned, White Fence are here for the Northside Festival, playing twice. First, the Panache Showcase on Thursday (6/13) at Brooklyn Bowl with Mac DeMarco and Walter TV. Advance tickets are sold out but there will be limited admission at the door, as well as admitting Northside badges. Then they play a late show Friday at Knitting Factory with Las Rosas and Honey. 11 PM doors for that show and advance tickets are on sale.
White Fence's latest album is Cyclops Reap which is out on Castle Face and can be streamed via Rdio or Spotify. If you've only ever heard White Fence via their (mostly) low-fi recordings, their live show is a different thing altogether. Band guru Tim Presley assembles a usually killer band for much more of a White Fence Rock Experience. Worth catching.
Updated White Fence tour dates are listed below.
PAWS @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Scottish indie rock trio PAWS were last in North America around SXSW but they'll be coming back next month for a short US tour. That includes a stop in NYC for a free show at The Seaport Music Festival on June 14 with other bands TBA. The Seaport Music Festival this year looks like this:
SEAPORT MUSIC FEST 2013 LINE-UP:June 29, is the Village Voice 4 Knots Festival with Kurt Vile, The Men, Marnie Stern and more. All PAWS tour dates are listed below.
June 7: Oblivians w/ Ex Cult
June 14: PAWS
June 21: Fear of Men
June 28: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
photos by Sarah Frankie Linder
Beach Fossils/The Spits/Parenthetical Girls
The second of our four SXSW day parties at connected Austin venues The Main and The Jr. happened Thursday (3/15). In addition to Cloud Nothings' joyously raucous set, The Main was fairly wild all day. We got reunited Detroit protopunk legends Death, fellow Micheganites The Spits, Pacific Northwest fuzz-freaks Milk Music, highly-excitable Canadians METZ, plus Rough Francis and Single Mothers.
Meanwhile on The Jr. stage, things were a little more indie, with a double shot headlinging sets from two Captured Tracks bands, Widowspeak and Beach Fossils. Not to mention: Dutch artist Jacco Gardner made amazingly precise recreations of late-'60s baroque pysche pop; Scotland's PAWS did raw-throated, seriously catchy yell-alongs; Parenthetical Girls kept Austin strange during their mesmerizing set; Toronto's Moon King gave a dose of shoegaze; plus Japanese singer-songwriter Shugo Tokumaru and the folky sounds of J. Thoven. What a day!
For those reading this in NYC, don't forget Parenthetical Girls play Glasslands on March 25 (tickets) and Bowery Electric on March 26 (tickets); and Jacco Gardner plays Mercury Lounge on March 23 with his Trouble in Mind labelmates Mmoss (tickets)
In addition to the music, Onkyo was there, sampling their new headphones which hit stores next month. mophie, maker of invaluable iPhone chargers, were giving away discount cards good at their pop-up shop which was set up right across the street on Red River.. We were also serving complimentary Jameson, and Zico coconut water, free vegan queso and chips from Food For Lovers, and free vegan breakfast tacos from Pink Avocado. We also had BrooklynVegan t-shirts for the first 50 people in the door, thanks to American Apparel. Also thanks to our other sponsors, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Creative Recreation, Signazon, Mirrored Media, ASCAP, and Redigi.
Our free Friday day party at The Main and The Jr. just got underway. The Main stage will be crowded for 20-something headliners The Polyphonic Spree, and that side will also have sets from Akron/Family, The Thermals, Shout Out Louds, Diamond Rings, TOY, and Half Moon Run.
The Jr. stage today is curated by out loud brethren at Invisible Oranges, with Today is the Day, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder, Inter Arma Batillus, and Babtists.
Then tonight is the official BrooklynVegan showcase at Maggie Mae's Rooftop with 3421, Brooke Candy, Giraffage, Man Without Country, Mykki Blanco, Pictureplane, The Underachievers, XXYYXX, and Zebra Katz. If you're in Austin, come on down!
More pics from Thursday's day party are below.
As you know, BrooklynVegan is returning to Austin for SXSW this year and throwing four days of day parties at The Main & The Jr aka 603 Red River Street at the corner of 6th aka the old Emo's location. Those happen Wed (3/13), Thurs, Fri and Saturday (3/16). All shows are 100% FREE with RSVP.
by Andrew Sacher
Paws at Cake Shop - 3/6/13 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Scottish trio PAWS brought their raucous pop punk to the US this week, having touched down in NYC for shows at Glasslands on Tuesday (3/5) and Cake Shop last night (3/6). I caught their set in the low-ceiling, dimly lit basement of Cake Shop last night and they're just as upbeat and energetic at their shows as they are on Cokefloat!, their debut album, which came out last year. They played a bunch of choice cuts from that album like "Sore Tummy," "Catherine 1956," and "Bloodline," in addition to material off of their new cassette (if you were at the show, did you pick one up?) and an amped up cover of Big Deal's "Chair." It was a super fun show and you'll have one more chance to catch the band in NYC when they play Shea Stadium on Saturday (3/9) with Lost Boy? and Lame Drivers. A picture of PAWS' setlist from last night is below.
PAWS are also making their way down to Austin for SXSW, and while they're there, they'll play a BrooklynVegan day party on Thursday, March 14 at The Main and The Jr. (aka 603 Red River St aka the old Emo's location). They play The Jr stage with Parenthetical Girls, Jacco Gardner, and more TBA. PAWS are on at 3 PM and like all of our day parties, this one is 100% FREE with RSVP.
Updated PAWS dates are listed, along with last night's setlist and a stream of their cassette, below...
As mentioned, Scottish indie trio PAWS are over for their first American tour on their way down to SXSW. It starts with two shows in NYC: Tuesday (3/5) at Glasslands with Dinowalrus and OVLOV (tickets); and Wednesday (3/6) at Cake Shop with Shark? and EULA. All tour dates are listed below.
To commemorate the trip, the band recorded three new songs for a cassette that will only be available at merch tables on this tour. (They'll also be selling last year's great Cokefloat! LP.) However PAWS were nice enough to give us one copy of the tape to give away and details on how to win it are below. We're also premiering a stream of the entire tour cassette below.
by Bill Pearis
Scottish indie rock trio PAWS have just released a video for "Sore Tummy," which is probably the catchiest song on Cokefloat!, the band's debut album that is brimming with hooks. You can watch it below.
As mentioned, PAWS are coming to America for SXSW and making a tour out of thier visit. In addition to their previously-announced show at Glasslands on March 5 with Ovlov (tickets), the band are also playing Cake Shop on March 6 (additional bands TBA) and Shea Stadium on March 9 with Total Slacker and Slam Donahue. No advance tickets for either of those shows.
A list of all PAWS tour dates, and the "Sore Tummy" video, are below...
by Andrew Sacher
Glasgow's PAWS released their punky noise pop debut, Cokefloat!, last year via FatCat and after touring in support of it over in Europe a bunch, they'll finally make their way over to the US this March. They don't have much booked yet but we know they'll play SXSW and on the way to Austin they'll stop in NYC for a show on March 5 at Glasslands. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Cokefloat! was one of the more promising debuts of 2012, and if you've yet to hear it, now that they're making their way over to our shores it'd be a good time to give it a spin. The album is packed with quick, punchy tunes that are endlessly catchy and as I've mentioned in the past, it's a must-hear for Japandroids fans. You can watch a Live 405 Session video of "Sore Tummy," a FatCat session, and listen to a spotify stream of the album below.
by Bill Pearis
As you may remember us telling you, Glasgow trio PAWS are releasing their debut album, Cokefloat!, next month on FatCat Records and is loaded with mega-catchy, buzzy pop. The band just recorded a "FatCat Session" which involves them performing some of their songs live under what appears to be a very large blanket fort. We've got the premiere of the jangly, rockin' "Jellyfish" from those sessions and you can watch it below.
While PAWS have yet to eye North America, the band have announced a European tour that will have them trucking through Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and elsewhere. All tour dates are listed below, along with the "FatCat Session" video.