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Ra Ra Riot (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Record Store Day

How was your Record Store Day? Did you get your hands on one of the limited Binary Mind 10-inches? "Binary Mind contains the title track and the unreleased song "All I Fear" plus three demo versions of "Binary Mind," "Wilderness" and "I Shut Off," all from the Beta Love sessions." If you missed it, ypou can stream "All I Fear" below.

Ra Ra Riot and We Were Promised Jetpacks have added a show together at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on June 13, 2013. Tickets are on sale.

For Ra Ra Riot the show is a headlining date in the middle of their tour with the Postal Service who they play with two nights later at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

For We Were Promised Jetpacks the show is so far a one-off in the USA, so I can't help but assume we'll find out about a NYC show very soon, though we know that so far it won't be part of Summerstage.

All currently announced WWPJ dates, and Ra Ra Riot dates and that unreleased song, below...

Continue reading "Ra Ra Riot released a song on RSD (listen), playing NJ with We Were Promised Jetpacks during Postal Service tour"

photos by PSquared Photography; words by Bill Pearis

shoppers at Other Music on #RSD13
Record Store Day 2013

So how did you fare on Record Store Day 2013? I was surprised that I found most of my big wants, including Ty Segall's Ty Rex 2 (found at Academy Annex in Williamsburg), the Trouble in Mind four-way split and Stephen-Malkmus-plays-Can 12" (acquired at Cake Shop), the first two Orange Juice albums (Turntable Lab) and Pulp's "After You" 12" (Co-Op 87 at midnight). Did anybody spot the No Alternative reissue? That was the only thing on my list I didn't find.

The busiest store was probably Other Music which still sported a 40-person line to get in when I went by around 2:30 PM. Kim's still had a lot of exclusives left when I swung by around 3 PM, despite being open at 8 AM. Customer Service Award goes to the nice folks at Turntable Lab who actually came out and asked people on line what they were looking for and then pulled it for them!

I also enjoyed hanging out at In Living Stereo, which had free PBR and live performances from Alex Bleeker & the Freaks and Prince Rupert Drops. They didn't have the most RSD stuff, but they do have one of the better curated used sections I've flipped through in a while. Didn't make it to Generation for their in-store performances, but Andrew did and said it was a good time. (It was, Swearin' (pictured below) played an especially great set including some new stuff that I'm hoping means a new record is coming - Andrew.)

We've got more pictures from Kim's, as well a few from Other Music, plus a few shots courtesy of the BrooklynVegan Instagram, below...

Continue reading "how was #RSD13? (pics from Kim's, Other Music + more)"

Iceage @ Portland's Star Theater, March 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
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Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Emo's 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Quintron

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today in NYC
* The Quavers @ Barbes
* Shuggie Otis @ B.B. King's
* Anthrax @ J&R Music World
* Furthur @ The Capitol Theatre
* Fab Faux @ Wellmont Theatre
* Gypsy Kings @ Beacon Theatre
* Smokey's Secret Family @ Barbes
* John Scofield, Mike Stern @ Birdland
* STS9, Eliot Lipp @ Roseland Ballroom
* Aimee Mann, Ted Leo @ Webster Hall
* Amon Tobin (DJ) @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Clinic, The Cobbs @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Little Women, Mick Barr @ 92Y Tribeca
* TEETH, Ami Dang, Haribo @ Glasslands
* Jonathan Toubin, Quintron @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Jamie Saft, H.R. (of Bad Brains) @ The Stone
* Culo, Kremlin, CREEM, Missionary @ Acheron
Losers Lounge tribute to Elvis Costello @ Joe's Pub
* Jacksie, Bob Jones & The Golden Tones @ Glasslands
* Black Breath, Mutation Rites, White Widows @ Knitting Factory
* Iceage, White Lung, Parquet Courts, Burial @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Kin, Showcase of NBC's The Voice @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Marco Benevento, Mike Dillon, Diamond Doves @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, Prince Rupert's Drops @ In Living Stereo
* Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Black Dice, K-Holes @ Secret Project Robot
* Western Ennisphere, Jeremiah Cymerman, Hax Breaker @ Silent Barn
* Dinowalrus, Mean Creek, I Eat Paint, Gross Relations @ Shea Stadium
* A-Trak, Oliver, Jason Taylor, Mike Church, Jess Marquis @ Webster Hall
* Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, High on Fire, Holy Grail @ Irving Plaza
* Ava Luna, Grass Is Green, Tremors II, Caddywhompus, Baked @ Big Snow
FaltyDL, Nomi Ruiz, Justin Strauss, Eli Escobar + more DJ sets @ Turntable Lab
* Breakfast In Fur, Built By Animals, Great Maison, Vinyl Thief, Dan Hill @ Pianos
* Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, Underachievers @ Gramercy Theatre
* Shellshag, Screaming Females, Swearin', Hilly Eye, Great Thunder @ Maxwell's
* Silent Drape Runners, Easy Lover, Prentis Estates, Sprinkles @ 15 Anthony Street
* Every Flavor Water Machine, Christians To The Lions, The Other Bones @ Bowery Electric
* Drapetomania, Una Besita Incontrolable, S.H.I.T., Birth Deformities, Sad Boys @ ABC No Rio
* Light Asylum, Rewards, Com Truise, Rewards, Silent Drape Runners (DJ) @ Mercury Lounge
* DJ sets from Parquet Courts, Sharon Van Etten, FaltyDL, Jonathan Toubin + more @ Other Music
* Forgetters, Doug Gillard, Swearin', Livids, Tom Scharpling, Black Schwarzenbach @ Generation Records
* The Rival Mob, Dawn of Humans, Double Negative, Bloodkrow Butcher, Violent Future, Subclinix, Warthog @ 285 Kent
* Jonathan Toubin, Bryan Kasenic, FaltyDL, Scott Mou/Queens, Matt Werth, Caleb Braaten, Parquet Courts @ Other Music
* Literature, Grand Resort, The Hairs, Cascading Slopes (members of The Drums), Kip Berman (of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart), Sparxx @ Cake Shop

It's Record Store Day as you have probably heard, and there's a lot of fun stuff going on related to that. Please consult our guide for details. Happy hunting and hope you find the #RSD13 exclusives you're looking for. And most importantly, support your local record store the rest of the year too.

It's also 4/20 and if that means something significant to you, there's stuff going on for that too, like the Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Black Dice and K-Holes show at Secret Project Robot.

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Shlohmo (who recently put out an excellent collaborative track with Jeremih) and The Underachievers (who played our official BrooklynVegan showcase and is on a tour with Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies that hits Gramercy Theater tonight) teamed up for Ray-Ban x Boiler Room set at SXSW. You can watch a video of that entire half-hour set below (via FACT).

Continue reading "What's going on Saturday? (Record Store Day) (4/20)"

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Enigmatic Swedish psych band GOAT start their U.S. tour next week, kicking off here in NYC with a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday (4/23) (moved from Glasslands) and also includes a stop at Austin Psych Fest. All tour dates are listed below.

While GOAT's phantasmagoric debut, World Music, remains unreleased in North America, they do have a couple Stateside releases coming out soon. For Record Store Day (4/20), the band will release two 12" versions of track "Run to Your Mama" with eight different remixes total. (Note: These were all previously released as a bonus-CD with the initial run of their album.) "Vol. 1" features versions from Thought Forms, The Horrors' Tom Furse, Redg Weeks, and Teeth of the Sea; "Vol. 2" has mixes by Gnod and Raikes Parade, Cherrystones, Hookworms, and Cage & Aviary. There'll be 2000 copies of these babies worldwide on blue vinyl, so look out for them. You can stream Teeth of the Sea's "Greatest of All Time" mix below.

Then this summer, GOAT will release a new track, "Dreambuilding," as a 7" single via Sub Pop. It'll just be a one-off for the label, Sub Pop hasn't signed them. You can stream it over at Pitchfork. "Dreambuilding" will actually be an #RSD13 release in Sweden... maybe they'll have copies at their merch table? And hopefully they'll have copies of World Music on vinyl too, which comes is a trippy, die-cut sleeve.

"Dreambuilding" artwork, that remix stream, and U.S. tour schedule below...

Continue reading "GOAT releasing #RSD13 remixes, and new 7" on Sub Pop; U.S. tour starts next week"

...or the "Best of Record Store Day if Record Store Day were April 1st instead of April 20th...

Record Store Day

Record Store Day is Saturday (4/20), and you saw what we're hoping to spend our money on, and where we may do it. Here's a list of exclusive #RSD13 #420 titles that, well - if nothing else, prove Record Store Day is not just for hipsters & record collectors. Get your Bee Girl and Rave Dad on below...

Continue reading "Ten releases that prove Record Store Day is not just for Hipsters & Record Collectors"

by Bill Pearis

line to get in Other Music on Record Store Day 2012
Other Music

As you are probably aware, this Saturday (4/20) is Record Store Day. We've already told you some of our picks from the myriad #RSD13 exclusives, but many of NYC's record stores are having special events that day. While this guide is pretty thorough, it may not be comprehensive. If you know of cool Record Store Day happenings that aren't in this post, let us know in the comments. But here's the stuff we found:

We already told you about Greenwich Village mainstay Generation Records who are having live performances from Forgetters, Doug Gillard, Swearin' and Livids as well as DJ sets from WFMU's Tom Scharpling and Forgetters' Blake Schwarzenbach. Generation will open at 10 AM, with bands starting at 2 PM. Schedule still TBA.

While you're in the area, take a second to walk over to Bleecker Bob's where you won't find any records for sale, but as of Wednesday you could still at least take one more look through the window at the somewhat-still stocked shelves of the closed store.

Over at In Living Stereo on Great Jones, they'll have live performances from Alex Bleeker & the Freaks and Prince Rupert's Drops, plus free PBR from noon. More info here.

Wild Nothing at Other Music, RSD2012 (more)
Wild Nothing

Other Music isn't big enough to have bands play while people shop, so they have bands DJ during RSD, and this year's line-up will have Parquet Courts, Sharon Van Etten, Jonathan Toubin and more on the decks. Other Music opens at 10:30 AM with DJs starting at noon (schedule is below).

Also having DJs spin on #RSD13, as mentioned, is East Village shop Turntable Lab. Their line-up also includes FaltyDL, as well as Nomi Ruiz, Justin Strauss, Eli Escobar and many more. DJs spin from 10 AM - 8 PM.

Kim's Video & Music promises "DJ sets from some of your favorite local artists and DJ's" but they don't name names. They are, however, open at 8 AM.

Another EV store, Good Records, won't have RSD exclusives, but they will have a bunch of rare used vinyl they'll be putting out that day, including albums by Brian Eno, The Fall, Blur, Pink Floyd, The White Stripes and more. They'll also have free food and beverages. More details are here.

still from Cake Shop's RSD video
Cake Shop

Some of you may not remember when Cake Shop back lounge was a record store, but they still carry a few a few new releases and they'll have a selection of RSD exclusives on Saturday. Additionally, they'll have "lots of deals, lots of old stuff we've been holding onto forever etc! Plus: tons of fun, possible balloons and maybe Eddie!" That night Record Store Day moves downstairs with an extremely stacked indie rock/pop line-up, with Literature, Grand Resort, Sparxx, Cascading Slopes, The Hairs, a short solo set from TPOBPAH's Kip Berman and Scott and Charlene's Wedding. Kip and Maria Sherman will also be on DJ duty. Doors for the night show are at 8 PM and is a mere $5 entry. A pretty weird, funny video hyping Cake Shop's RSD fun is below.

Downtown at J&R Music World, Anthrax will be in the house at 12:30 PM signing records and anything else you want their John Hancock on, and they generally have a good selection of #RSD13 exclusives too.

Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Record Store Day will be the last day ever for Williamsburg's Sound Fix, which is probably enough for them (read a new interview with the owner HERE). Last year they had doughnuts and coffee, if memory serves. They're open at 10 AM and in addition to RSD exclusive, their fire sale (which is happening now) includes "25% off all CDs, 10% off all LPs."

Williamsburg stores in general don't seem to be doing a whole lot of special events on Saturday, though both Academy Records Annex and Earwax will have #RSD13 exclusives, and East Village Radio will be streaming live from Academy Records at 4pm.

Co-Op 87 (via)
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For the second year, the tiny but well-stocked Co-Op 87 in Greenpoint will be open for the entirety of Record Store Day, meaning midnight to midnight. No in-store performances or celeb DJs, but they are making a special offer for the truly insane record buyers out there:

"If you are tuff enuff to come to Co-Op 87 Records ONCE an hour, EVERY hour of Record Store Day (24 visits!) and spend $10 on a record (not multiple records) at least ONCE for EACH of those hours, you'll be entitled to an INCREASING percentage off, starting at 4% and increasing BY 4% each time on ANY one record UP to $100! That means he or she who braves this madness could by the final hour, buy ANY $100 or less record for a WHOPPING 96% off!"
Elsewhere in Greenpoint, Permanent Records will be open at 10 AM on Saturday with "free gift bags & goodies while supplies last," as well as "nearly all of this year's exclusive releases." And over at Record Grouch, they'll have a smattering of RSD13 exclusives and some choice used records put out just that day, in addition to their extremely well-curated stock of used vinyl.

DUMBO's Halcyon Records will have "instore DJs" and are open at 10 AM.

As for the general NY area, Vintage Vinyl in Ford, NJ will have a full stock of RSD exclusives but no in-stores announced,

And if you happen to be in Philadelphia on Saturday, Main Street Music will feature a special RSD performances by Billy Bragg, the Joy Formidable, Generationals and more.

And if you're in the Windy City, BV Chicago and Saki Records are throwing a RSD party with live performances from Pink Avalanche, The Beets, Twin Peaks and more.

BV Austin discusses what's going on at Waterloo Records this year.

Again, you can see all stores participating in Record Store Day 2013 here.

Other Music DJ schedule, Cake Shop video, Turntable Lab flyer and other RSD videos are below.

Continue reading "a guide to NYC #RSD13 in-store performances & special events"

Nomi Ruiz Nomi Ruiz, who was one of the vocalists on Hercules & Love Affair's 2008 breakthrough and is a current member of Jessica 6, is set to release her second solo album, Borough Gypsy, on May 14 as a free download via Clocktower Gallery's website.

You can get an early listen to the album at a listening party at Clocktower Gallery on April 23. While there you can also check out accompanying video portraits directed by Nomi, as well as diaries, sketchbooks, photo albums and songwriting journals. The event runs from 6 - 8 PM and is free, but RSVP is required.

Before that, Nomi will be one of the many DJs spinning vinyl at Turntable Lab's Record Store Day festivities on Saturday (4/20). Other DJs include FaltyDL, Justin Strauss, Midnight Magic and many more. Flyer for their event is below.

Nomi was among the performers and DJs at last night's tribute (4/17) to legendary NYC DJ Mark Kamins who died earlier this year. The party, which happened at Santos, featured an incredible roster of talent, from spinners like Jellybean Benitez, John Robie, and Justin Strauss, and live performances from Konk (their first show since 1986), Crystal Ark, and more. Did you go to Santos last night? How was it (and how late did it go)? A few Instagrams from Santos are below.

Continue reading "Nomi Ruiz previewing new album at intimate event, DJing at Turntable Lab on #RSD13, played Santos' Mark Kamin tribute"

photos by Charley Gallay/WireImage

Dan Deacon @ Sonos Studios, April 4, 2013
Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon has been branching out lately into all sorts of other media. His iPhone and Android apps have become a large component of his live shows, and he now has collaborated with filmmaker Tom Kuntz on an multimedia exhibition titled "Bugs," which is currently on display at Sonos Studios in Los Angeles till May 5:

"Bugs" is a multimedia installation featuring a bizarre band of insects brought to life by filmmaker Tom Kuntz in collaboration with electronic musician Dan Deacon. Six large monoliths containing TV screens positioned in a circle immerse visitors in the visual and aural show. Kuntz designed the bugs, Deacon composed a wealth of loops for each, and then The Mill LA worked their magic with animation and created software to generate randomized playback for the ensembles' many loops. The final result is a perpetually changing installation with literally millions of variations. It is at once bizarre, comedic, and utterly fascinating, just like the team of collaborators. Each Bug comes to life via SONOS PLAYBAR, the ultimate conduit merging video and sound, conveying the rich musical soundscape that accompanies intricately rendered visuals.
The opening party for "Bugs" happened on April 4 and pictures from that are in this post. You may remember that Dan did the score for Francis Ford Coppola's experimental thriller, Twixt, which still has yet to be released theatrically or on home video in North America. Those with an all-region DVD player can order abroad.

As mentioned, Dan will be in NYC soon, playing a sold-out show at Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 27. You can, however, still get tickets to the official after party at 285 Kent later that night that Dan will be DJing. He's also opening for Animal Collective's upcoming rescheduled North American dates.

And lastly, Dan's got a Record Store Day release as well, a limited edition, hand-numbered 7" single featuring two versions of "Konono Ripoff No. 1"  as performed by two sets of dual drummers: Kevin O'Meara and Jeremy Hyman on Side A; Denny Bowen and Dave Jacober on Side B. You can stream the A-Side and check out more pictures from the "Bugs" opening party below.

Continue reading "Dan Deacon played "Bugs" opening in LA, readies #RSD13 single ++ other news (pics, stream, updated 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)"

by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher

Ex Cops DJing at Other Music, RSD 2012 (more)
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We're about a week out from Record Store Day 2013. When it began in 2008, RSD was a celebration of brick-and-mortar stores in the face of digital downloads, offering up exclusive releases to get people out to stores. It's blown up considerably since then, with hundreds of RSD-only releases. (Many of which fall into the hands of folks who turn it around on Ebay that same day, but what can you do?) While it is a mob scene these days, there is no doubt it helps what record stores there are left -- though not enough, as Record Store Day will be the last day for Williamsburg's Sound Fix. Participating stores around the country are listed here.

There are always some pretty cool exclusives too, items that may have never seen the light of day without RSD. With that in mind we've gone through the list of North American RSD exclusives to highlight a few things to keep an eye out. This isn't comprehensive, just stuff we wanna get. What records are you trying to get this year?

We've written about the Sacred Bones comp, the Astralwerks comp, Old 97s, Frightened Rabbit, Austra, Sonny & the Sunsets, and Titus Andronicus Check out our new list below...

Continue reading "a guide to Record Store Day 2013"

Forgetters at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Forgetters

As mentioned, Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival is returning this year and it begins TONIGHT (4/11), continuing through Sunday (4/14). Most shows happen at Europa, and there's also a free day show on Saturday at the Greenpointers.com Market. When we first posted the lineup, there was a "Surprise Special Guest TBA" listed for Saturday's show, and we've since learned that it's Forgetters, the currently project of Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, who released their self titled album in late 2012.

The Forgetters show is with Monogold, Clouder, and Quiet Loudly. Other bands playing other days of the festival include Peelander-Z, The Suzan, Eula, Cat Martino, Lemonade, and more. Tickets for individual nights and 4-day passes are still available. Updated lineup below.

Forgetters are also playing a Record Store Day (4/20) in-store at Generation Records with Swearin' (who have other local shows with Shellshag coming up), Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices, Nada Surf), and Livids (whose lineup includes New Bomb Turks singer Eric Davidson, and who just opened for The Hives). Blake Schwarzenbach will be DJing, along with Tom Scharpling and others.

Meanwhile, in other Brain Cave Festival related news, Lemonade have been added as an opener to the previously discussed John Talabot tour, including his NYC show on May 28 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are still available.

Meanwhile, catch Lemonade's True Panther labelmates Delorean in NYC TONIGHT (4/11) at 285 Kent. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

All Lemonade dates are listed, along with the updated Brain Cave lineup, below...

Continue reading "Forgetters playing Brain Cave festival, RSD in-store w/ Doug Gillard, Swearin' & others; Lemonade opening for John Talabot"

Old 97's @ Webster Hall, Oct. 2012 (more by Dominic Mastrangelo)
Old 97's

Alt-country vets Old 97's spent much of 2012 celebrating the 15th anniversary of their 1997 album Too Far to Care (like at Webster Hall in October). The band have kept on playing shows into 2013 and have just announced a three-night stint at Brooklyn Bowl on June 27 - 29. Tickets to those shows go on sale Friday (4/12) at noon. The band have a few other tour dates coming up as well and those are all listed below.

Meanwhile, Old 97's have a Record Store Day 2013 release, a double 7" in a gatefold sleeve containing four unreleased songs, two of which are from 1996 sessions with late country legend Waylon Jennings. Cover art was done by The Mekons' Jon Langford which you can check out below.

Continue reading "Old 97's releasing sessions with Waylon Jennings for #RSD13 ++ more tour dates (including three nights at Brooklyn Bowl)"

photos by Tracy Allison

Frightened Rabbit @ Terminal 5
Frightened Rabbit

First the Record Store Day news:

Canvasback/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove and Frightened Rabbit have both teamed up with Manchester Orchestra to release a very special 12-inch single for Record Store Day. The release, which features the Manchester Orchestra/Grouplove collaboration "Make It To Me" and the Manchester Orchestra/Frightened Rabbit collaboration "Architect," will be available Saturday, April 20th at participating independent record stores. Listen to both tracks now [BELOW]. For a list of participating stores, visit http://www.recordstoreday.com.

"We wanted to release some sort of 12-inch for Record Store Day, but we had no idea how it would come about, or with whom we could trick into doing it with us," said Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull. "I sent a text to the first two bands we wanted to work with and they said yes. Being friends with both Grouplove and Frightened Rabbit, we decided instead of doing a split, we'd make it a full on collaboration."

"This is our way of putting some Manchester Love on some Group Orchestra," added Grouplove's Hannah Hooper, who helped design the release's artwork. Manchester Orchestra's Chris Freeman also contributed to the artwork.

"Andy Hull's solo album 'Church Of The Great Thief' was pretty much my favourite record of 2012, so when the opportunity arose for us to write a song together I jumped at the chance," said Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison. "Strangely, we've never met, but via a string of emails and texts we managed to complete 'Architect.' I'm really proud of it."

For "Make It To Me," Manchester Orchestra sent Grouplove a "bare bones rock-ditty, which Grouplove transformed into an electronic explosion of funky grooves," explained Hull. For "Architect," both Hull and Frightened Rabbit lead singer/guitarist Scott Hutchison began talking about the song, and over time, sent voice memos back and forth before landing on its final version.

"I couldn't be happier with the end result and it certainly won't be the last time we collaborate with either band," said Hull.

Sidenote: did you know the Grouplove guy was in Aloke?

And... Scotland's Frightened Rabbit, who recently announced they'll be back this summer to play Lollapalooza and Osheaga, have been out touring across America since early March. That trek has already brought the band to Austin for SXSW where they played played a few shows including one with Alt-J, and to NYC where they headlined Terminal 5 on Thursday night (4/4). We have some pictures from that one, and they continue, along with their latest set of tour dates and the Record Store Day collab, below...

Continue reading "Frightened Rabbit collaborated w/ Manchester Orchestra for a RSD release, played Terminal 5 (pics & stream)"

Austra @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Kevin Figueroa)
Austra

Austra's new album, Olympia, isn't out for another two months (6/18) but folks who are in NYC can get a very early legal listen tonight (4/10) at an official listening party at Chinatown club Le Baron. The event is free and after the album is played in full there will be DJ sets by Austra's Katie Stelmanis and Maya Postepski. Flyer for tonight's event is below along with the few upcoming tour dates Austra has scheduled. Those dates include Music Hall of Williamsburg which is now being opened by Mozart's Sister who comes to NYC herself later this month.

Meanwhile, if you're out looking for exclusives on Record Store Day (4/20), keep an eye out for a 12" titled "Mayan Drums," which is a collaboration between Austra and German electro singer Gina X.

Postepski, who just launched her own solo project, Princess Century, remixed Heidi Mortenson's track "Dele Af Kroppen" and you can stream that below.

Continue reading "Austra DJing at free NYC listening party for new LP tonight, releasing collaboration w/ Gina X for #RSD13 ++ more news"

by Bill Pearis

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As mentioned, Sonny & the Sunsets were one of the many just-announced additions to this year's Northside Festival line-up. His show happens on Friday, June 14 at Knitting Factory and is an early one (7:30 PM set time). Tickets are on sale now, or you can use your Northside badge. The show is part of a growing tour and all known dates are listed below.

The show happens the same week as Sonny's new album, Antenna To the Afterworld, is released via Polyvinyl. You can stream first single, "Dark Corners," below.

In other news, Sonny & the Sunsets have two Record Store Day 2013 releases. One is a vinyl repressing of his lovely 2010 album Tomorrow is Alright which had a tiny initial run. The second is a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" on one side of the 7" and a cover of the Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl" on the flip. You can stream his creative take on "Imagine" below.

Continue reading "Sonny & the Sunsets covering John Lennon and reissuing first LP for #RSD13, playing Northside Fest + other dates "

Hot Chip at Prospect Park in 2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Hot Chip

Astralwerks Records was founded in NYC in 1993 as a primarily electronic arm of Caronline Records. When they hit it big in the late '90s with Chemical Brothers, Air and Fatboy Slim band, Astralwerks became one of the biggest indie labels in the country. They've since been picked up by Universal Music Group and have expanded into other genres but they do maintain a focus on the electronic. To celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, Astralwerks will release a limited edition box set, Astralwerks: Music in 20/20, on Record Store Day (4/20). The compilation features previously unreleased or rare tracks from Hot Chip, Air, Diamond Rings, Kraftwerk, Kings of Convenience, Doves and others plus previously released tracks by The Chemical Brothers, The Beta Band, Fatboy Slim, Cassius, Basement Jaxx, Royksopp, a Four Tet remix of Sia and more. Check out the full tracklist and trailer video for the compilation below.

Hot Chip are on the festival circuit this spring/summer -- including Coachella, Primavera Sound, Osheaga, Lollapalooza, and others -- and as mentioned, they're stopping in NYC for a show at Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday (4/9) before Coachella. Tuesday's show is with The Crystal Ark (DJ set) and Tanlines. Tickets for that are still available. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, TONIGHT (4/8) at Le Poisson Rouge, Hot Chip side project The 2 Bears (aka Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell), who are also playing and touring around Coachella, play a a show with Ladies Night. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. All dates are listed below.

Tanlines, who open the Roseland show, are also playing Coachella and have other dates coming up including shows with Passion Pit and Vampire Weekend, but not Passion Pit's NJ show with Phoenix or Vampire Weekend's Roseland show.

All Tanlines, Hot Chip, and 2 Bears dates are listed, along with the Astralwerks album tracklist and trailer, below...

Continue reading "Hot Chip are here, featured on Astralwerks' RSD compilation w/ Air, Diamond Rings, Kraftwerk & more (updated dates)"

Titus Andronicus at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Titus Andronicus

The band led by Patrick Stickles will further support local businesses with a 3 song 12" EP they've done for Record Store Day (Saturday April 20, 2013), aptly titled "Record Store Day." This limited edition release includes one Local Business album track- "Still Life with Hot Deuce and Silver Platter" backed with two previously unreleased songs "(I've Got A) Date Tonight," and "The Dog." The genius RSD/Local Business themed sleeve includes pictures of just a few of the many indie stores Titus Andronicus has supported while touring across America. Titus Andronicus loves indie record stores!
Titus Andronicus, who, as mentioned above, have a Record Store Day release on the way, announced that they will head out on the "Bring Back the Dudes Tour" with their pals, The So So Glos, at the end of this month into May. The tour kicks off with its only NYC area show on April 28 at The Space in Hamden, CT with Chris Cappello. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer and a video, below...

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Synth or Soul

Black Milk has always been one to make hip hop burners as a producer, and now comes word that he will step away from the microphone for a forthcoming LP with visual artist Upendo Taylor. Titled Synth or Soul, the new LP will be available on vinyl in time for Record Store Day (4/20) and just like the name suggests, half of its output devoted to synths and the other half to soul samples. Check out a track below and order yours should the mood strike you.

In other news, Black Milk recently released the new single "Sunday's Best / Monday's Worst." Stream that below and get yours at your nearest digital retailer, or via the man himself.

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Record Store Day

Record Store Day happens on Saturday, April 20 this year across multiple independently owned record stores nationwide, and RSD has revealed the full list of special releases for this year. There will be exclusive releases by countless artists and labels, including David Bowie, The Velvet Underground, Grizzly Bear, Orange Juice, Nicolas Jaar, Phoenix, MGMT, Phosphorescent, Roky Erickson, Sub Pop, Sacred Bones, The Thermals, Thuston Moore & Loren Connors, Jamie xx, and many more. Head to Record Store Day's site for the full list.

Sound Fix

Sad news: Williamsburg, Brooklyn record store Sound Fix is closing and its final day, appropriately, will be April 20 (Record Store Day). Whiskey Brooklyn, which is next door, will then expand into their space. Opened in 2004, Sound Fix was originally located on Bedford @ N11 location, but moved to it's current 44 Berry St. location in 2009. If anyone is interested in buying Sound Fix -- the business, not the space, obviously -- they can reach out to the owner via contact information on Sound Fix's website.

Black Friday

As recently mentioned, Black Friday is also now Record Store Day so music nerds can have fun on the busiest shopping day of the year too. One place you might go, if you're in NYC, is Other Music who write:

For those of you who are spending your holiday in New York City, Other Music will be participating in Record Store Day's second annual Black to Black Friday (Friday, November 23), and this year there will be an even bigger variety of limited RSD-only pressings plus some great advance releases exclusive to independent shops. You can browse a list of all these special titles here on the RSD website, or download a PDF wish list here, and while we can't guarantee that every one of these releases will be available at Other Music, we do have a great assortment of RSD merchandise -- keep in mind, quantities are limited, first come first served, and one per customer, in-store purchases only. We will be closed for Thanksgiving but we'll be back open Friday, regular business hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and we hope to see you!
Other Music is also offering free shipping on domestic orders through Monday on regular stuff. Matador Records is offering 15% off stuff with code "BLACKFRIDAY". Saddle Creek has free shipping for orders over $30 and 20% off your entire order using coupon code "blackfriday20".

Some of the RSD exclusives you'll find in record stores on Black Friday are reissues of three different White Stripes singles. One of the record stores guaranteed to be carrying those is Third Man Records in Nashville where they'll also be debuting an expansion...

Third Man Records is inviting you, your family (yes, even those creepy cousins from the kids table) and loved ones to join us the day following Thanksgiving, also known as BLACK FRIDAY, for the Grand Opening of The Third Man Records Novelty Lounge. We've expanded our record shop space and it's now equipped with a dazzling array of coin operated contraptions and attractions guaranteed to pop your peepers and flip your wig. Dig?
More about the Novelty Lounge in the video below...

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RSD

For the third year, Record Store Day will have a secondary event on Black Friday (aka the day after Thanksgiving 11/23 this year) with a bunch of exclusive releases that might just make good holiday presents for the collector on your list. While not as extensive as Record Store Day proper (third Saturday in April), there are still some pretty cool releases, including:

- Vinyl reissue of the Fat Boys' first album on a pizza picture disc

- A new vinyl reissue of Love's Forever Changes that includes a bonus 7" with an unreleased edit of "Alone Again Or"

- 7"s for White Stripes singles Hotel Yorba" (Live at the Hotel Yorba)," "Fell in Love with a Girl" and "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground"

- a Beach Boys 10" of "Surfin' Surfari" in gatefold sleeve

- vinyl pressing of Death Might Be Your Santa Claus which collects holiday blues songs from the '20s, '30s, '40s, and '50s

The whole list of Black Friday Record Store Day exclusives can be found here.

Frank Turner (via)
Frank Turner

Frank Turner, who spends virtually all of his time on the road, played an intimate show at Knitting Factory last month, and is continuing to tour internationally throughout the rest of 2012. He'll return to NYC in the fall for a much larger, full band show at Webster Hall on September 30. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/25) at noon. All dates, including a solo appearance at The Fest, are listed below.

In an interview with Pop-Break, Frank mentioned that his new album will be out in January, 2013 via Epitaph. Here's what he had to say about the album:

I've got a ton of songs hanging around right now in various different levels of finished-ness, and I found some gaps in my schedule to go into the studio, and I'm not the kind to be sitting around and waiting. I've got more than enough songs for one record, but I'm trying to get another whole pile finished to have a large selection to choose from and put the best ones on the record. Realistically, the new record will probably be out in January of next year. I'm excited about this new record. I think the songs are better than the ones that came before, and that's always a good feeling.
Meanwhile, Frank released a Record Store Day 7" of "I Still Believe" off of his 2011 LP, England Keep My Bones, and a cover of Queen's "Somebody to Love," which he's often covered live. The single will be out digitally on April 30. Check out a live video of him covering "Somebody to Love" at Reading Festival 2011 below.

All dates and video below...

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Blitzen Trapper at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Kurt Christensen)
Blitzen Trapper

Portland folk rockers Blitzen Trapper, who just celebrated their 12th anniversary as a band, have added dates surrounding their run with Wilco, who they also play a pre-Newport Folk Festival show with. The new dates include a free'Concerts on the Oval' show at NYC's Stuyvesant Town Oval on July 14 and a not-free, Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 15. Tickets for the MHOW go on sale Friday (4/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/25) at noon. All dates are listed below.

The band just made a video for "Stranger in a Strange Land" off their 2011 LP, American Goldwing. The video was created by filmmaker Luke Norby and Blitzen Trapper drummer Brian Adrian Koch. You can watch it below.

They also released a Record Store Day 7" with a cover of "Hey Joe" and the previously unreleased Blitzen Trapper song, "Skirts on Fire." Sub Pop pressed a limited 1,800 copies of the 7" on yellow vinyl. It's currently going for pretty cheap on eBay and you can try your luck with some of the downloads that are out there. Stream "Skirts on Fire" here.

All dates and video below...

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SLGTM

Michigan indie poppers Saturday Looks Good to Me, led by main songwriter Fred Thomas, are set to kick off their first tour since Fred ended the project back in 2008. The tour kicks off next month with support from Wild Moccasins. That tour includes a Brooklyn show happening on May 18 at Knitting Factory with Cola Jet Set, Orca Team, and Catnaps. Tickets are on sale now for the show which is part of NYC Popfest. All dates are listed below.

SLGTM reissued their 2003 album, All Your Summer Songs, on 180-gram white vinyl for Record Store Day via Polyvinyl. Did you pick one of those up? If not, you can try your luck bidding on one on eBay. Fred is also promising a new SLGTM album due out this fall. Meanwhile, Polyvinyl have assembled a playlist of the band's work, which you can stream below.

All dates and playlist stream below...

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