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Lucius will release new album Good Grief on March 11 via Mom + Pop. You can check out the video for "Born Again Teens" and listen to new single "Madness," below.

Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig will take Lucius on the road for dates this spring with Pure Bathing Culture, including two NYC shows: March 31 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and April 1 at Webster Hall. Tickets for MHOW go on sale Friday (1/15) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Thursday (1/14) at noon; Tickets to Webster go on sale Friday at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed, along with album art, trackslist, video and song stream, below..

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Cindy Lee - 'Act of Tenderness'
Cindy Lee

Gorilla vs Bear has published his Top 50 Albums of 2015 list, writing, "We feel pretty confident proclaiming 2015 the best year for new music this decade, and we'd even go so far as to say it's been arguably our favorite year in the history of this site." The list includes Panda Bear, Jamie xx, Grimes, Vince Staples, Leon Bridges, both Beach House albums (Thank Your Lucky Stars is ranked higher), U.S. Girls, Sufjan Stevens, Julia Holter, Young Thug, Toro y Moi, Empress Of, Joanna Newsom, Knxwledge, Molly Nilsson and more. Check out the whole thing below.

The list also includes Cindy Lee, the project that was formed by ex-Women guitarist/singer Patrick Flegel when two of his other bandmates (including his brother Matt) formed Viet Cong. He released the Malenkost tape and the Act of Tenderness album this year, both of which made GvsB's list (#32 and #5, respectively). You can download both for free at Cindy Lee's geocities website. Stream the latter below.

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photo: Yuck @ River Rocks 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

CMJ is just barely behind us, and now it's time to start thinking about SXSW who have just announced their first round of showcasing artists. Acts include, Alex G, Crystal Castles, Yuck, Micachu & the Shapes, Barry Adamson, Anamanaguchi, PUP, The Spook School, Wildhoney, Sunflower Bean, Pure Bathing Culture and lots more. The music portion of SXSW 2016 happens March 15 - 20 in Austin, TX. The entire list of Round One artists is below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

photo: Pure Bathing Culture at Webster Hall in 2014
Pure Bathing Culture

Back in 2013, Portland duo Pure Bathing Culture released their debut album, Moon Tides, which, among other things, featured the highly addictive dream pop single "Pendulum." This fall they'll follow it with Pray For Rain via Partisan, and from the sound of the 40-second album trailer, they're adding some percussive funk/disco to their sound. Check it out below.

The band also announced a tour with fellow Portland pop band Wild Ones, which hits NYC on October 4 at Baby's All Right. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/26) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

PBC last played here in September at Webster Hall, opening for Tennis. We've got some belated pictures of PBC's set at that show in this post. More below...

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Portland, Oregon's MusicfestNW takes place at the city's Tom McCall Waterfront Park on August 21-23 and the festival has now announced this year's lineup. The 15th edition of the festival features appearances from Modest Mouse, Beirut, The Tallest Man on Earth, Belle and Sebastian, Danny Brown, Battles, Title Fight, Lady Lamb and many more. Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday (4/24) at 1o AM Pacific (1 PM EDT), with early bird 3-day passes going for $105 and single-day early birds starting at $35.

Check out the lineup in full below...

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Originally due out this spring, Tennis will now release their new album, Ritual in Repeat, on September 9 via Communion Records. The record was produced by Pat Carney of The Black Keys, with additional help from Spoon's Jim Eno and Richard Swift. You can stream "Never Work for Free" from the album below.

The band will be touring right after with Pure Bathing Culture opening the shows, including NYC's Webster Hall on September 26. Tickets for that show go on sale today (6/27) at 10 AM.

Before their tour with Tennis, PBC will be playing a few shows next month with Pure X, and then Hundred Waters. All dates for both bands are listed below...

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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

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Palma Violets @ Glasslands - 1/23/13

We already posted BV contributor David Andrako's favorite live photos (that he took) of 2013, and now here's another from longtime BV contributor Dominick Mastrangelo. The one of Palma Violets above is one of his "13 for 13" pics picks, and you can check out the rest, along with a list of his favorite songs of the year, below...

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photos by Chris La Putt; words by Bill Pearis

Spires @ Baby's All Right 10/19/2013

Spires played a lot of shows during CMJ. Maybe not as many as Joanna Gruesome, but close. And when they weren't playing, they were out and about. It felt like wherever I went that week, there was usually at least one member of Spires there, just hanging out. One of those shows was opening our Saturday party at Baby's All Right where they brought a lot of energy to the tough noon slot. We already posted one set of pictures from their set, and we've now got a second in this post.

Spires released their debut single a couple weeks back and have just put forth the video for its very catchy A-side, "Candyflip," a pretty straightforward performance clip of the band superimposed with crashing waves. You can watch it below.

Meanwhile, Spires play tonight (11/8) at Bowery Ballroom with Pure Bathing Culture and headliners Widowspeak. Tickets are still available. The band have a few other shows lined up too: opening for UK band Temples at Union Pool on November 26 (tickets); opening for the Allah-Las at Rough Trade NYC on December 6 (tickets); and playing a free Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 7 show with Au Revoir Simone, Splashh, and Grooms.

Dates are listed, plus the music video and more pics from their BV CMJ party performance, below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Pure Bathing Culture @ Glasslands - 8/28/13
Pure Bathing Culture - Glasslands, NYC - August 29th, 2013

Pure Bathing Culture, the duo of Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman, who are/were both also in Vetiver, filled Glasslands with their warm, dreamy sounds on Wednesday (8/28), one of a few Northeast dates they did this week in support of their just-released Moon Tides. For those who miss the venue's clouds, PBC's light show was making pretty good use of the venue's new aesthetics. Also on the bill was Mary Alouette, Jimmy Whispers, and Tiger Dare. (Leapling was initially billed too but dropped off.) Pictures of the whole show are in this post.

Pure Bathing Culture will return to NYC in the fall when their tour with Widowspeak hits Bowery Ballroom on November 8 with Spires. Tickets for that show are still available.

More pictures from Glasslands below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Pure Bathing Culture at Webster Hall in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Pure Bathing Culture

Dream pop duo Pure Bathing Culture (aka Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman, who are/were both also in Vetiver) are set to release their debut album, Moon Tides (due out 8/20 via Partisan), and after already releasing the single, "Pendulum," the band have now just put out another album cut, "Dream The Dare." Like the first single, this one's another catchy track awash in reverb and Stevie Nicks-esque melodies. Listen below.

As discussed, the duo are going on a short tour this summer which hits NYC on August 28 at Glasslands. Since we last spoke, it was announced that that show will be opened by Brooklyn indie pop band Leapling, whose solid new EP, Losing Face is out now. Mary Alouette was added to the show too, and tickets for the show are still available.

PBC also just announced that they'll go on a larger tour in the fall with Widowspeak (who have a new EP on the way), and that tour brings the band back to NYC for a show on November 8 at Bowery Ballroom. That one's a release show for the new Widowspeak EP and it also has Spires opening. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but check ticketmaster for updates. All dates are listed below.

Widowspeak also play the Captured Tracks 5th Anniversary at The Well on September 1 with Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, Blouse, and Soft Metals.

Leapling also play the Sound Bites Series (which BV's Bill Pearis curates) on August 25 at Fulton Stall Market. 2 PM start and totally free.

Updated dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Pure Bathing Culture - "Pendulum" (MP3)

Pure Bathing Culture at Webster Hall in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Pure Bathing Culture

Dream pop duo Pure Bathing Culture (aka Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman, who are/were both also in Vetiver) will release their debut full length, Moon Tides, on August 20 via Partisan. Its lead single, "Pendulum," is one the catchiest songs of its kind that I've heard this year.

PBC have already done a good amount of touring this year, and now they've got more upcoming dates including another NYC show happening shortly after the album's release on August 28 at Glasslands. Tickets for that show are on sale now. No openers have been announced yet.

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

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Pure Bathing Culture - "Pendulum" (MP3)

Pure Bathing Culture at Webster Hall in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Pure Bathing Culture

When Sarah Versprille and Daniel HIndman aren't making pastoral folk in their band, Vetiver, they're off working as a duo on their new dream pop project, Pure Bathing Culture. And when I say dream pop, it's because the band have all the dreamy atmospherics to earn them that title, but they're definitely have more pop ambitions than many of their twee peers. They contributed the cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" to last year's Rumours tribute album, and couldn't have picked a more appropriate song, if that gives you an idea.

Last year, the duo released their self-titled debut EP, and now they're set to put out their debut full length, Moon Tides, on August 20 via Partisan in the US and a day earlier via Memphis Industries in the UK. You can download the new album's very catchy single, "Pendulum," above, or stream it along with streams of all four tracks from their EP, below.

Pure Bathing Culture are currently on a tour which brings the band to NYC TONIGHT (6/7) at Mercury Lounge for a show with Monogold. Tickets are available.

All dates are listed, along with those song streams, below...

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Tickets to see Death From Above 1979 and Fucked Up play the Governors Ball After Party at Irving Plaza go on Governors Ball presale today at 10 AM. (Password is "JeffGoldblum")

Tickets to see Griz and Cherub play the Governors Ball After Party at Gramercy Theatre go on Governors Ball presale today at 10 AM. (Password is "JeffGoldblum")

Tickets to see The Revivalists, Roadkill Ghost Choir and Swear & Shake at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the BV-Presents Youth Lagoon, show with Majical Clouds at The Bell House  go on sale at noon today.

Father John Misty, who are playing The Great GoogaMooga and Maxwell's in May, have added another NYC show at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see King Tuff at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Girls Against Boys at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

GUNPLAY is playing S.O.B.'s on June 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The Allman Brothers Band, Grace Porter and the Nocturnals are playing Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre on September 7. Tickets for that show go on VIP Package presale today at 10 AM.

Pure Bathing Culture and Monogold are playing Mercury Lounge on June 7. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound is playing Mercury Lounge on June 22. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Syd Arthur and Celestial Shore are playing Mercury Lounge June 18. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Caveman @ Webster Hall, 4/10/2013

And how was this vision a departure from CoCo Beware?
We were seeing a lot more UFOs, getting more into the universe vibe.

It does sound like an alien tune a little bit...something otherworldly.
Thank you! I think we've just been playing music with each other a lot more, and just--our brains connected a lot more. The initial idea we were all talking about was just to get a little less of a blurred line between everything. Seeing a UFO in the woods was kind of our vision.

When you're touring, is it always good to come back to New York?
Yeah, the best. You grow up here, it's like, you're just such used to fast-paced and a lot of people around, and you just do whatever you want at any time. So then traveling is amazing, but then you realize the bars close at 2 am, and you're like, "What?! I'm just getting started!" You can't get the sandwich of your dreams in the middle of the night. - [Gothamist]

After a lenghty tour that saw them hit SXSW (including one of our day parties) and most of the rest of the continent, Caveman came back to New York on last week (4/12) for a show at Webster Hall with Lucius and Pure Bathing Culture which also served as a hometown record release party for their new self-titled album.

More pics from that show, plus Caveman's setlist and a spotify stream of the LP, are below.

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We knew Caveman were finishing up their new album and now we have the details. The self-titled album will be out April 2 (a popular release date) via Fat Possum. You can stream the first track released from it -- the synth-drenched "In the City" -- below. Cover art and track list is below as well.

As mentioned, Caveman (who just played Kidrockers at Brooklyn Bowl) are gearing up for an extensive North American tour that will hit SXSW, both coasts and Canada before returning to NYC for a show at Webster Hall on April 10 to which Pure Bathing Culture have been added to the bill (tickets). Updated tour dates are below.

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Father John Misty at Webster Hall earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Father John Misty

Father John Misty, the current project of former Fleet Foxes member Josh Tillman, is continuing to chronically tour internationally over the course of the next few months. His last NYC show was a sold out gig at Webster Hall and he'll be returning to the area for a far more intimate show at Hoboken's Maxwell's on May 17. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/1) at noon.

That show, like most of his spring US run, is with Adam Green (Moldy Peaches) and Binki Shapiro (Little Joy), whose new album together was released today. You can stream it below via Spotify and check out the video for "Just to Make Me Feel Good," which was directed by Dum Dum Girls bassist Malia James.

Meanwhile, FJM recently recorded an acoustic version of "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" live at TRI Studios. A video of that performance and a list of all dates are below.

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Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
Frightened Rabbit

SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.

Gardens & Villa at Webster Hall in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Gardens & Villa

Santa Barbara indie pop crew Gardens & Villa haven't given us an album since their 2011 self titled debut on Secretly Canadian, but they did treat us to some music this year with a cover of "Gypsy" for the the Fleetwood Mac tribute album, Just Tell Me That You Want Me, and a remix of their tourmates Polica's "The Maker" for Polica's remix EP.

We asked the band for a list of their top 10 songs of 2012, and like their own sound, most of the artists they chose lean on the indie pop side of things like Beach House, Ariel Pink, Peaking Lights, Pure Bathing Culture, and others. You can check out their full list below.

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by Andrew Sacher


This month's issue of UK music magazine MOJO features a free CD titled Rumours Revisted, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac's landmark 1977 album, Rumours. (Not the first time a Fleetwood Mac tribute album came out this year.) The compilation features covers by Yeasayer, Liars, Julia Holter, Pure Bathing Culture, The Besnard Lakes, Dylan LeBlanc, and more. You can stream Yeasayer's take on "Second Hand News" and Liars' reworking of "The Chain" below, and to hear the rest of the album, you might have to get your hands on a copy of the new issue of MOJO or scour the internet for a download. (Side note: I've always wanted to hear 2007-era Yeasayer cover "The Chain" but I guess some things will have to remain up to the imagination...)

Over the summer, Fleetwood Mac revealed plans to tour in 2013. Details for that have still not been announced but the band continue to show signs that the tour is on the way. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lindsey Buckingham revealed that he'd also like to record with Fleetwood Mac again:

"Absolutely, absolutely I would," he says of creating a new album. "In fact, about six, seven months ago, John [McVie] and Mick [Fleetwood] were over here and we actually cut some tracks, and we did enough for maybe half an album. But you gotta get Stevie [Nicks] on board with that, and at the time, she was really quite caught up in what she was doing . . . but I would love to do that because John and Mick were playing their asses off."
The band last released Say You Will in 2003.

Streams and tracklist are below.

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MFNW 2012

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

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

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