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White Fence at BVCMJ 2014
White Fence

White Fence just wrapped up their tour -- with Cate Le Bon on second guitar! -- ending with a bunch of CMJ dates, including our Saturday party. We've got a second set of pictures from our show you can check out in this post.

Before the North American tour, White Fence were across the pond for Liverpool Psych Fest which happened in September. Tim Presley contributed a new White Fence song, "Before He Met Her (Decomposing Lime)" for a double-7" compilation made just for the fest by UK label Sonic Catherdral. Moragn Delt, Psychic Ills and a few others contributed to the six-song split as well. Titled Psych for Sore Eyes 2 with pretty rad packaging, it sold out its run pretty much immediately -- and crashed Big Cartel's webshop -- but will get a digital release on Monday (11/3). (We hear a few more copies have turned up so check back at Sonic Cathedral's website.) White Fence's song from the compilation makes its premiere in this post and you can stream it below.

Artwork and tracklist for Psych for Sore Eyes 2 and more pics, also below...

Continue reading "White Fence contribute new song to 'Psych for Sore Eyes 2' comp (stream it) ++ more pics from BV CMJ day party"

by Andrew Sacher

Honey at The Studio at Webster Hall in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Honey

Brooklyn's Honey are a new-ish band (with ex-members of Psychic Ills, Amen Dunes and Stupid Party) that have been playing around their hometown a good deal lately. You may have caught them recently with Destruction Unit, Crystal Stilts or The Men. They take the swirling riffs and wah-pedal freakouts of late '60s psychedelic rock, and inject it with garage punk energy that has made their shows something you can zone out to but also something you can bang your head to. They recently mentioned on their website that a debut album is on the way, and you can get a taste of that now from the single "Born." Listen below.

Honey's next show is opening the final free Summer Thunder show of the summer in Union Pool's backyard this Saturday (8/30) afternoon (2 PM start). It's headlined by J Mascis' psychedelic blues jam group Heavy Blanket, which should be a great fit. Hopefully this goes better than last year's Heavy Blanket show at Summer Thunder.

Flyer for Saturday's show and song stream below...

Continue reading "Honey (ex-Psychic Ills, Amen Dunes) releasing an LP, streaming a track, opening for Heavy Blanket at Summer Thunder"

by Bill Pearis

the line outside Other Music at RSD 2013 (via @brooklynvegan instagram)
RSD14

We're just a few days away from Record Store Day 2014 (April 19) and quite a few of NYC's record stores have special events planned in addition to carrying all the RSD exclusive titles (check out our picks of the top releases). Here's a rundown.

The biggest in-store, probably no surprise, is at Rough Trade which will open at 9 AM and has a full day of musical performances. Hospitality and Perfect Pussy have now been added to the already announced line-up of Amen Dunes, Betty Who, Fear of Men, Mark Mulcahy, Milagres, Nothing, Palehound, and The Rails. There will be DJs too, and they've already announced which RSD exclusive releases they'll have for sale. Band schedule below.

Generation Records in the Village also has a full day of in-stores. The store opens at 10 AM, and performers include Pour The Pirate Sherry, The Golden Grass, and Daddy Long Legs, plus DJ sets from Aaron Cometbus, Doug Gillard, Mr. Fine Wine of Downtown Soulville on WFMU, Zachary Lipez and more.

Other Music, which will turn 20 next year, will open at 10 AM for RSD. It doesn't quite have the room for in-store performances and shopping at the same time (like at Rough Trade), so they have up to this point just booked musicians as DJs. This year's line-up, though, they are doing one actual live performance, with outsider artist Lonnie Holley at 1 PM. The rest of the day is DJs and the lineup includes Pop. 1280, Com Truise, Xeno & Oaklander, Matana Roberts, Pete Swanson and more. Full schedule is listed below.

Over at Kim's Video, the store is opening early at 8 AM with "refreshments" and their own slate of DJs, including Mick Collins of the Dirtbombs, plus members of Psychic Ills, Prince Rupert's Drops, and more. Full Kim's RSD schedule below.

Alex Bleeker @ In Living Stereo, RSD 2013 (via @brooklynvegan)
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Around the block, In Living Stereo will open at 10 AM and have in-store performances from Chaos Chaos, Call of the Wild, and Balancer. Plus, there will be free PBR all day (ID required) and if you spend more than $100 you get a free In Living Stereo beer mug.

East Village store Turntable Lab will be open from 10 AM - 8 PM with a healthy stock of RSD14 titles and guest DJs including Aaron DRM, Alex from Tokyo, Sable, Blue Jemz, Dopeshoes, and more. Full DJ lineup is in a flyer below.

Good Records in the East Village will cary a few RSD exclusives and will be putting out a special batch of vintage vinyl just for the day. They'll be posting a list of what's in that batch on their Facebook at some point.

Greenpoint's Permanent Records will be open at 10 AM with lots of RSD exclusives, plus "plenty of fun gifts and other swag to give away to our first batch of shoppers."

At the new Academy Annex location at 85 Oak St. in Greenpoint, in addition to RSD titles they'll be putting out "a great collection of used rare '90s and '00s indie rock, punk, and a ton of classic titles."

Nearby at the Captured Tracks Shop, they'll have "a bulk of RSD-exclusive titles, including RSD-exclusive titles from Captured Tracks!" Those C/T RSD titles include a live Medicine album, and a cool Flying Nun double-pack 7" with The Chills, The Verlaines and more. Not a RSD thing, but the store will be debuting monthly artist-curated record booths, the first two of which will be from Jeremy and Jarvis from Woods and Mac DeMarco. The store opens at a 11 AM for Record Store Day and will be open until 9 PM.

Bushwick's The Crate -- the storefront for Wrecords By Monkey which makes jewelry, accessories and home products out of old vinyl records -- will have it's Grand Opening on RSD, with $1 used records and new titles from local artists, plus free beer, and DJ sets from APSPDR+ and Silent Rider.

Earwax

Earwax Records, in its new N. 9th location in Williamsburg, will be open at 10 AM with a selection of RSD exclusives.

Norman's Sound & Vision, which moved from the East Village to Williamsburg a couple years ago, will have RSD exclusives and is open at 9 AM.

The Record Grouch in Greenpoint will be open regular hours (noon - 8 PM) and, while they won't be carrying any RSD exclusives, they have a stockpile of $1 records they've been holding onto just for the occasion.

Co-op 87 in Greenpoint may or may not be doing their 24-hour RSD marathon this year (they haven't decided yet) but will carry a select batch of independent label RSD exclusives as well as a whole bunch of $1 records they've been hoarding.

Halcyon Records in DUMBO has their biggest selection of RSD exclusives yet. They'll be open at 10 AM.

In the greater NY area, Fords, NJ's great Vintage Vinyl will be open at 8 AM for Record Store Day and are carrying around 300 RSD exclusive titles.

Cake Shop, who has participated in RSD the last three years, is taking this year off. The cafe and venue are still open though.

If you're going to be in the Windy City on Saturday, BV Chicago and Saki Records are teaming up again for a free Record Store Day party with live performances from Their / They're There/ ,Wedding Dress, Minor Characters, Landmarks, Meat Wave and Negative Scanner.

Please note that these stores are open year-round and need your support. In-store schedules and RSD14 flyers below...

Continue reading "a guide to NYC #RSD14 in-store performances & special events"

Mazzy Star in Portland - 11/3/13 (via @themahgoots)
Mazzy Star

Psychedelic rock trio The Entrance Band are set to follow their self-titled 2009 album with a new one, Face the Sun, on November 19 via Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. You can stream the first two singles, "Fire Eyes" and "Spider," along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

The Entrance Band have a few shows scheduled for this fall, including one in NYC opening the previously discussed Mikal Cronin show at Webster Hall (12/11). Delicate Steve offshoot Saint Rich is on that bill too, and tickets are still available.

Before that though, they'll be doing some support dates on the Mazzy Star tour (like they did in 2012), which they joined in Portland, OR last night (11/3), the second night of the tour. Psychedelic folk singer Mariee Sioux is also on a few of the west coast dates, including this past Friday's (11/1) tour kickoff show in Sacramento.

The Entrance Band and Mariee Sioux have a few more dates with Mazzy Star before Psychic Ills take over as the openers on the rest of the dates, including the NYC show happening on November 20 at Terminal 5. Tickets for the T5 show are still available, and we're also giving way two pairs to the show. Each pair comes with a t-shirt that the winner can pick up at the show. Contest details below.

So far, Mazzy Star's setlists have been similar (but not identical), balancing their initial three '90s albums with this year's reunion album, Seasons Of Your Day. Check out the setlists for the Sacramento show and the Portland show, along with a short clip of the band playing "Fade Into You" in Sacramento, below.

All lists of dates, along with the Mazzy Star setlist/video, contest details, and the Entrance Band LP info, below...

Continue reading "Mazzy Star on tour w/ The Entrance Band (dates & setlists); Win tix to the NYC show & a t-shirt too"

psychic ills

Mazzy Star will soon be on tour in support of their first new album in ages, playing NYC at Terminal 5 on November 20 . Tickets for that show are still available. It's just been announced that Brooklyn's Psychic Ills will support on all November dates, which are listed below.

Psychic Ills released One Track Mind back in February via Sacred Bones. You can check out the new-ish video for LP track "See You There," along with their list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Psychic Ills opening for Mazzy Star on November tour (dates)"

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...

Continue reading "Sacred Bones releasing RSD comp; The Men playing 4Knots; a new Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch show (dates/stream)"

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Psychic Ills @ Bowery Ballroom, 2/7/2013
Psychic Ills

With a sun-like image flickering from a projector behind them, the band members exuded a mystical, subterranean quality. The crowd nodded gently, not wanting to disturb the band's unwavering devotion to slow-motion desert-rock. There's a sense of openness at work in the best Psychic Ills songs--the same type of magical vistas explored in road movies like Two-Lane Blacktop or The Brown Bunny. Sure, a lot of their songs look the same on the surface, but so do most highways. - [CMJ]
Bluesy psych-rock combo Psychic Ills celebrated the impending release of their new One Track Mind album with a show at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (2/7) and pictures of their set are in this post. Our photographer, who was coming from the Wayne Kramer show at Bowery Electric earlier that night, missed openers Prince Rupert's Drops and White Hills. Did you catch their sets? How were they?

You can stream One Track Mind over at SPIN right now. As mentioned, Psychic Ills are launching a big tour this week that will keep them on the road through April. The band have just added a show in NYC at the end of the North American leg at 285 Kent on March 16. No openers or advance tickets options have been announced yet. Updated tour dates are listed below, along with more pictures from their Bowery show.

Continue reading "Psychic Ills played Bowery Ballroom (pics, setlist), streaming new LP, add NYC show at 285 Kent in March (updated dates)"

Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills rang in the New Year at Saint Vitus, and the Brooklyn crew will take on Bowery Ballroom tonight as part of a record release celebration with White Hills and Prince Rupert's Drops. Tickets are still available or you can try your luck at winning a few pairs AND a copy of the new LP on vinyl! Details on how to enter are below alongside all upcoming dates; NYC will serve as the tour kick-off show.

If you can't make the show, pre-order your copy of the LP via the Sacred Bones store (it's out 2/19), who are also holding preorders for the new Lust for Youth and the new LP from The Men. Lust for Youth recently released the title track to stream from that 12". Check that out below along with a Psychic Ills video flyer and all updated dates/contest details.

Continue reading "Psychic Ills play Bowery Ballroom tonight (win tickets & LP); stream new Lust for Youth"

Thalia Zedek

We just mentioned that Matador were reissuing Come's debut album, and that Come vocalist/guitarist Thalia Zedek has a new solo album due out on March 19 via Thrill Jockey. The album is called Via and you can check out the album art, tracklist, and a video of Thalia playing a solo acoustic version of its opening track, "Walk Away," below.

What we forgot to mention was that Thalia is keeping busy in other ways too. She has some shows coming up including a NYC date on March 26 at Union Pool with Brokeback before she heads out on a short run with Low (not including Low's NYC show). Admission for the Union Pool show is $10 at the door.

Meanwhile, Thalia's Thrill Jockey labelmate White Hills opens for Psychic Ills at their record release show at Bowery Ballroom tonight (2/7). That bill also includes Prince Rupert's Drops and DJ Mike Newman. Tickets are still available.

A list of all Thalia Zedek dates, video, album art, and tracklist below...

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A marquee during Psychic Ills' recent Chinese tour
Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills had a quite exciting tail end of 2012, spending part of it touring China(!), preparing for an apocalypse that didn't happen and playing New Years Eve at Saint Vitus. Now the Brooklyn band is on a mission, as evidenced by the title of their forthcoming effort One Track Mind, due via Sacred Bones on February 19. The band will celebrate the release on February 7 at Bowery Ballroom alongside Nude Beach and one more band TBA. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday (1/11).

The show is one of a few scheduled for the band, and the lone date on the Northeast thus far. UPDATE: Psychic Ills also play 285 Kent on March 16.

For all other dates and that song stream, head below.

Continue reading "Psychic Ills prep new album, playing NYC release show with Nude Beach (dates)"

Lust for Youth

JANE PAIN: American label Sacred Bones is about to reissue Growing Seeds. How do you feel about the US? Why have you decided to write your songs in English and do you think it is significant at all? Are you looking forward to your upcoming American tour dates? What American bands/projects are you into right now?
HANNES NORRVIDE (of Lust for Youth): I'm excited to visit US, I've only been there when I was very young. I'v met some really sweet people that are from the states so I hope the rest of US is like them, I don't know.
Well, writing in english feels more safe than writing in my native language. And of course I've listened to a lot of music my whole life which most have been in english so it got kind of natural.
I got this 12″ by Hieroglyphic Being, I really liked that one, Gatekeeper.
Swedish post-punk/darkwave crew Lust for Youth play their first of four US dates, and first of two NYC shows, at the WIERD party at Home Sweet Home tonight (12/12). $8 gets you in. The band will also swing through Saint Vitus on Friday (12/14) as part of a Hurricane Sandy benefit with The Men and Widowspeak (who also play Brooklyn Bowl). Tickets are still available).

After a show in Tempe with Pharmakon, Soren and Foreplay, the final Lust for Youth date in the US in 2012 will appropriately come at the Sacred Bones 5 Year anniversary party on 12/21/12. There the band will join Zola Jesus, Cult of Youth (who just played Union Pool), Psychic Ills (who play NYC on New Year's Eve) and many more as fire rains down upon the earth during the impending apocalypse (if you follow the Mayan calendar).

Head below for some streaming tracks from Lust For Youth, The Men, and a Sacred Bones 5th Anniversary mix, right beside the LFY tour schedule.

Continue reading "Lust for Youth are here, play WIERD tonight (dates)"

Psychic Ills

Chances are, Psychic Ills is neck-deep in soup dumplings right about now. But after their current Chinese tour and the imminent apolcalypse/birthday party in the Mojave desert, look for the Brooklyn band to prep for a night of bottle poppin' at Saint Vitus on New Year's Eve (12/31). Tickets go on sale Friday (11/23) at noon. All Psychic Ills tour dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Austin Psych Fest recently released their 2013 lineup and though Psychic Ills is not part of next year's shindig, the band was part of 2012's Austin Psych Fest. Look for the Brooklyn crew to appear in the forthcoming DVD documenting the 2012 fest. Check out the trailer for that below.

Continue reading "Psychic Ills playing New Year's Eve in NYC (updated dates)"

Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills play Knitting Factory tonight (11/9), a sort of warm-up shot before the pair head to the far east for a Chinese tour (!). Tickets are still available for the shindig that will also feature appearances from Guardian Alien and Starring. After a few weeks away from the road following their Chinese tour, look for the band to split to the West coast to play LA, SF and finally the Sacred Bones five year anniversary show in the Mojave desert alongside labelmates Zola Jesus and Cult of Youth among others. (Oh and to celebrate the apocalypse too.) Full tour schedule is below.

While we wait for completion of the new Psychic Ills effort (in the works), the Brooklyn band has a gift for us in the meantime. Head below to catch a new video for "Travelin' Man" from their 2011 release Hazed Dream alongside a list of all dates and the Chinese tour flyer.

Continue reading "Psychic Ills have a new video, playing Knitting Factory tonight and plot Chinese tour (dates)"

Zola Jesus at Austin City Limits, Oct 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Zola Jesus

While metal fans/bands (not to mention others) are pouncing upon the Mayan prophecies regarding the end of the world, the tongue-in-cheek attitude isn't limited to the distortion pedal set. Sacred Bones Records will use the occaision to celebrate their five year anniversary, scheduling a show the Mojave desert. Specifically, it goes down at Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace on December 21 with an impressive array from their current lineup: Zola Jesus, Cult of Youth, Lust For Youth, Psychic Ills, Wymond Miles, Pop 1280 and "special guests." Tickets are on sale now.

Congrats to Sacred Bones on their anniversary, maybe we'll see you on the other side... or maybe not.

Bears

Tickets are still on sale for the official BV Northside showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg (6/15) with Caveman, Frankie Rose, and two more TBA.

Tickets for the King Khan & the Shrines show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for Sebadoh's Bowery Ballroom show go on sale today at noon.

Joining Jay-Z, Rush, and Leonard Cohen, Justin Bieber is the newest addition to the artists playing Brooklyn's new Barclays Center this year. Tickets for his 11/12 show at the venue go on sale June 2 at 10 AM. He also plays Izod Center and MSG (not like it matters) but how could we not mention the day that the streets of Brooklyn will be flooded with Beliebers?

Field Mouse, who were added as openers to I Break Horses' Mercury Lounge show on Wednesday (5/30) and UMO/Doldrums' Glasslands show in June, will play Mercury Lounge on July 21. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/25) at noon.

Pomegranates and Kitten play Mercury Lounge on July 27. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/25) at noon.

Tickets for the Gaslight Anthem's Webster Hall show go on sale Friday, June 1 at noon.

TIckets for the El-P, Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Despot show at Irving Plaza go on sale Friday (5/25) at 10 AM. Killer Mike also plays a free Brooklyn Bowl show TONIGHT (5/24) with DIIV, The High Highs, and Beat Culture.

The 2-day Dylan Fest begins at irving Plaza tonight (5/24) with Adam Green, Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Nicole Atkins, Christoher Chu of POP ETC, and more. Tickets are still available and we're also giving away three pairs for each night. Contest details below.

Speaking of Adam Green, he plays the free Lowbrow Reader Variety Hour at Housing Works on May 29 with Wyatt Cenac, Supercute, and more.

Psychic Ills were added to The Dandy Warhol's Irving Plaza show (6/5). Tickets for that show are still available.

Alex Winston and Devin (who was just added to 4Knots) were added to The Cribs' Irving Plaza show (6/6). Tickets for that show are still on sale.

The Azealia Banks show at Bowery Ballroom is also on sale at noon.

Dylan Fest contest details below...

Continue reading "Sebadoh, Frankie Rose, Caveman, Field Mouse, Gaslight Anthem, Dylan Fest, Justin Bieber & other tickets"

the RSD2012 morning line @ Other Music in NYC (via)
Other Music

How did you fare on Record Store Day 2012? What did you pick up? What did you have trouble finding? If you were in Austin, did you stop by Waterloo Records and meet Garbage? (Tim did.) If you were in NYC, did you stop by Other Music? If not, this is what it looked like...

Continue reading "how was Record Store Day? ---- here's pics from Other Music"

Other Music

NYC record store Other Music just announced their full Record Store Day 2012 schedule, which includes Ex Cops and more. Check it out below...

Continue reading "Other Music on Record Store Day 2012"

Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills will make the trek down to SXSW for the 2012 edition, playing dates with R. Stevie Moore, The Men, Woodsman, and more along the way. In addition to the trek down to Texas, the band has added a few April East Coast dates as well, including one at Mercury Lounge on April 7th with Seattle band Night Beats. Tickets for the NYC show go on AMEX presale at noon on 2/1 and regular sale on Friday.

Psychic Ills and Night Beats are BOTH also scheduled to play Austin Psych Fest on April 27-29th. The latter, who released their self-titled psychedelia-inflected garage LP and a split with UFO Club last year via Trouble In Mind and The Reverberation Appreciation Society respectively, are planning more releases for 2012, though details remain sketchy. Meanwhile Night Beats have dates scheduled with names like Roky Erickson and White Mystery, and will be at SXSW too. All shows are listed below.

Psychic Ills released Hazed Dream late last year via Sacred Bones. Stream that in its entirety alongside tour dates and some video below...

Continue reading "Psychic Ills & Night Beats touring, playing SXSW, Psych Fest & other places (dates)"

The Fresh & Onlys @ Psych Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Psych Fest

The Reverberation Appreciation Society and The Black Angels have released the initial lineup poster for the 5th annual Austin Psych Fest. This year's fest, running from April 27th - 29th (in Austin), will take place at Austin's two newest big venues, recently opened Emo's East and the soon-to-be open Beauty Ballroom which is next door.

Emo's East is now the only Emo's since their Red River location closed on 12/30, and the Beauty Ballroom is (hopefully) having their rescheduled Grand Opening on January 27th (with Theophilus London and Treasure Fingers) and continuing on January 28th.

APF will feature around 60 bands over the three day, two room event. About 40 are included in the poster below, with another 20 or so to be announced in March. Announced bands include the Black Angels (who played Emo's East on New Year's Eve), the Black Lips, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dead Meadow, Olivia Tremor Control, Wooden Shijps, and many more. Weekend passes go on sale this Saturday (January 21st) at 12pm CST at austinpsychfest.com.

Check out photos from the 2011 edition of Psych Fest (held at Seaholm Power Plant) HERE.

Chaos in Tejas, a different kind of Austin music fest that happens in June, also announced bands on their lineup today.

SXSW, which is in March, continues to announce bands all the time and recently posted their initial schedule.

Psych Fest 2012 poster, lineup and Bandcamp mixtape, below...

Continue reading "Austin Psych Fest annnounces initial 2012 lineup, new venue; SXSW posted their initial schedule"

Bardo Pond at Music Hall of Williamsburg 2009 (more by Lori Baily)
Bardo Pond

Bardo Pond will play Death By Audio TONIGHT (11/19), as part of a Northern Spy event with Eleven Twenty Nine and Steve Gunn. Doors open at 8PM for the $10 show, and more info is here. Though Northern Spy is hosting the DBA show, Northern Spy artist Hubble will be just down the street tonight at 285 Kent, celebrating a record release and supporting Psychic Ills.

Bardo Pond recently played the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham. Clash wrote...

One of the more frustrating things about Supersonic is just how much great music you end up missing. Pioneers like Silver Apples and Tony Conrad are both sacrificed throughout the weekend, the disappointingly washed out Wolves In The Throne Room and the inconceivably overrated Skull Defekts somehow flickering onto my radar in their place. Yet a band doesn't necessarily need to be innovative or even particularly refreshing to steal the show. Bardo Pond, performing early in the evening in space number 2 and having to negotiate theirs and everyone elses hangovers delight, a gorgeously crushing celebration of wistful acid tracer trails and shoegaze psyche. That these old hands stole the show is perhaps indicative of inconsistent yet strangely satisfying blend that comprised this years festival as a whole.
Listen to Thurston Moore talk about Bardo Pond HERE. See Thurston Moore on tour in early 2012.

by BBG

Ben Greenberg, aka Hubble
Hubble

Psychic Ills will headline a show at 285 Kent Ave on Saturday (11/19), and along for the ride will be Man Forever, Driphouse, DJs Tim Dewit, Sam Hillmer of Zs and Marty McSorely, as well as Hubble, who will be celebrating a new LP Hubble Drums at the show.

Hubble is Ben Greenberg who you may also know from his project Pygmy Shrews or from his involvement with Sam Hillmer of Zs. Hubble Drums is Greenberg's debut LP which is available now via Northern Spy. It falls somewhere between outer space guitar shred and shoegazey ambience. You can stream the record in its entirety at Vice.

Hubble will also play another show next week if you can't make it to 285 Kent, hitting Cameo Gallery on 11/25 with Xela, Hobo Cubes, and Bretschneider. Full tour dates, song streams, and a video for Hubble's "Hubble's Hubble" (not a typo), below..

Continue reading "Hubble streaming new album, celebrating w/ Psychic Ills & friends @ 285 Kent this weekend"

by BBG

photo by Jasmine Pasquill
Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills have emerged from their Brooklyn den of hallucinogens to confirm Hazed Dream, the band's latest LP and first for Sacred Bones, available NOW. The LP marks their first venture with Sacred Bones and it's their first long-player since 2009's Mirror Eye. Stream Hazed Dream in its entirety below, and check out the video for "Mind Daze" which rears its head for the first time here.

Psychic Ills will join Exitmusic in supporting The Black Angels at their third of three nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 31st (and yes, Psychic Ills will be in costume!). Tickets are still available for that and the other two Angels shows at MHoW which feature Spindrift & Golden Animals, and Dead Meadow & Spindrift on 10/29 & 10/30 respectively.

In addition, Psychic Ills will head next door one day later for the Dragonslayer: The Movie release party with Endless Boogie. No advance tickets are on sale for this 11/1 show at Public Assembly.

Check out the new Psychic Ills video, and Hazed Dream album stream below.

Continue reading "Psychic Ills released 'Hazed Dream', playing shows, have a new video (premiere)"

King Krule

Archy Marshall, who previously operated under the Zoo Kid moniker, now records as King Krule. He'll release a self titled EP under the name on November 8 via True Panther. That's the album art above. You can check out the EP's last track, "The Noose of Jah City," along with the tracklist below.

King Krule has a few international dates coming up including some CMJ shows, which will also act as his US debut. He's scheduled to play the True Panther showcase at Glasslands on October 19 with Tanlines, Trash Talk, Lemonade, Teengirl Fantasy, and Little Red. He'll also play a Fader Fort CMJ Party on October 21 and a secret True Panther warehouse party on October 22. Stay tuned for more details on those.

Trash Talk also have other CMJ shows including a late one at Cake Shop on Thursday, October 20:

LIFE or DEATH PR CMJ SHOWCASE
THE CAKE SHOP

Doors at 7PM - 4AM., $12.00
FREE BEER FROM LONG TRAIL. DASSS WASSUP
DJ sets from NNA TAPES & Todd Pendu / ElectricLady
8PM Cheeseburger
9PM Chelsea Wolfe
10PM Psychic Ills
11:15PM Chrome Sparks
12AM Wise Blood
1AM Main Attrakionz
2 AM Trash Talk
3 AM SPECIAL GUESTS
Life or Death PR also rep Odd Future and GZA, so that 3am special guest should be interesting. Trash talk ALSO play Santos on Saturday, October 22 with Kylesa and others (details TBA soon).

Trash Talk have a new video for "Burn Alive" off their upcoming Awake EP, which comes out next week (10/11) via True Panther. Check out that video and one for the EP's title track below.

Australian new wavers Little Red also play the Windish Agency CMJ Showcase at Pianos on October 19 with Exitmusic, Cloud Nothings, Casiokids, Wim, and Bikini. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates, videos, song stream, and other stuff below...

Continue reading "King Krule, Little Red & Trash Talk are True Panther labelmates, playing CMJ shows & stuff (dates)"

The Black Angels @ 4Knots (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Black Angels

The Black Angels have been no stranger to NYC lately. Their most recent trip included a headlining slot at the 4Knots Festival at the South Street Seaport, a NJ show at Maxwell's and a late-night free Spotify show at Mercury Lounge (same series Surfer Blood plays tonight). The trend continues in October when the Austin band returns for three more shows as part of a just-announced North American fall tour with Dead Meadow and Spindrift.

The NYC shows happen on October 29, 30, and 31 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and they'll mix up the openers for the Halloween run. Psychic Ills and Brooklyn's Exitmusic will both play the 10/31 show, and a special guest (TBD) will be at the 10/29 show, along with a set from Spindrift who also plays on 10/30 with Dead Meadow. Tickets for all three shows go on sale Friday (8/5) at noon with an AmEx pre-sale starting Wednesday (8/3) at noon.

All dates and a video below...

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Sunburned Hand Of The Man
Sunburned Hand Of The Man

The 1st Annual Memory Burn Psych Fest is a one night affair on Saturday, May 29th, 2010 @ Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY. Inspired by such psych-minded festivals over the past few years such as the Frisco Freakout in SF, Memory Burn gathers a stylistic smattering of local heady, heavy hitters in New York's psych scene for an evening of tripped-out fun...
The inaugural Memory Burn Psych Fest is a doozy, featuring performances from Revival Times, Weird Owl, Future Hunter, The Black Hollies, White Hills, Hopewell, Golden Triangle, Psychic Ills, and Sunburned Hand of the Man. The show kicks off at 7PM and $12 gets you in the door.

Another notable psych-related event in the near future includes The Entrance Band, who will team up with The Growlers at Mercury Lounge for a show on June 12th. Tickets are on sale. The Entrance Band play Bonnaroo just two days prior.

Sunburned Hand of The Man recently contributed to a tribute LP for the fallen Jack Rose, who passed away late last year. The album, entitled Honest Strings: A Tribute To The Life And Work Of Jack Rose, is out now via Fina Music and also features contributions from Bardo Pond, MV & EE, No Neck Blues Band, Six Organs of Admittance, Spectre Folk, and many many other notables. All proceeds from the sale of the record go to the estate of Jack Rose. Pick up that record, and read more about it at the label's site.

The Memory Burn flyer and some video, including a few of Golden Triangle at Sound Fix Tuesday (5/4) is below...

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