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Rose Windows' new self-titled album will be out May 4. Unfortunately, the Seattle psych band broke up last month, as they announced on their Facebook:

Sometimes in life we come across pure beauty - an experience that moves us towards a sense of hope; a complete respect for the purity and love that life can offer. It's an experience of this nature that pushes us to create and make the most of what we feel we can offer and share with others. But sometimes it's not enough. As hard as we try, the creation and experience are meant to end. So sometimes we have to let go. Sometimes we have to learn to walk away instead of holding on. We've held on for a long while but the time has come for release. Rose Windows will no longer be moving forward. For the health of the band and the health of each individual member we have to let go. Although this might seem abrupt know that this does not come easy for any of us. We are all heart broken; we are all grieving. But still we have to let go. The music we've created will always be close to us and remind us of all the beauty and love the world has to offer. We only hope that it will continue to do the same for all of you.

We love you all.

Well that's a bummer. Sub Pop band Obits also recently called it quits. Meanwhile, you listen to Rose Windows' "Stripmall Babylon" and "Glory Glory" from the new album album below.

Rose Windows were due to play Sasquatch Fest and Levitation Austin, but those appearances aren't happening now.

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photo: Sleater-Kinney at T5 in February (more by PSquared)

Sleater-Kinney, who first said they weren't playing festivals but then were announced for Primavera Sound, have now also been added to home stage festival Sasquatch!, taking place Memorial Day Weekend (5/22-25) at The Gorge. Other new additions include Angel Olsen, Hanni El Khatib (who plays NYC tonight), THEESatisfaction, Helms Alee, AlunaGeorge, Kaytranada, Goldlink and a few others.

Those additions join previously announced names such as Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, Ryan Adams, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, St. Vincent and many more. Festival tickets are still available.

Updated lineup below...

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This week, Led Zeppelin will continue their reissue campaign with a release of the 40th anniversary reissue of Physical Graffiti. Also in honor of that anniversary, MOJO is releasing a tribute compilation to the album with their April issue, featuring noted Zeppelin fan Sun KIl Moon, Laura Marling, Hiss Golden Messenger, White Denim, Michael Kiwanuka, Rose Windows, Syd Arthur and more. Check out Sun Kil Moon and Laura Marling's covers and the full tracklist below (via Stereogum).

Meanwhile, Sun Kil Moon has an album of his own on the way. Laura Marling does too and she's also touring.

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Sasquatch! Music Festival will return to Quincy, WA on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, at The Gorge. This year's lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, Ryan Adams, The Decemberists, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, Spoon, James Blake, Hot Chip, SBTRKT, Schoolboy Q, The New Pornographers, The War On Drugs, Little Dragon, Father John Misty, Run The Jewels, Jenny Lewis, Real Estate, Future Islands, Ab-Soul, Sharon Van Etten, Action Bronson, Perfume Genius, Rustie, Courtney Barnett, Strand of Oaks, Merchandise, Ex Hex, and more.

Tickets go on sale at 10 AM PST on Saturday (2/7). Full lineup below...

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Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

The annual Austin Psych Fest, which they've renamed "Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation" (more on that below), happens this year from May 8-10 at the Carson Creek Ranch. The initial lineup was just revealed and it's looking pretty crazy. There's The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, The Jesus and Mary Chain (performing Psychocandy), Spiritualized, Primal Scream, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, Mac DeMarco, Melody's Echo Chamber, Lightning Bolt, The Sword, Earth, A Place to Bury Strangers, Fuzz, The Soft Moon, Metz, White Fence, Fat White Family, Nothing and still plenty more. Weekend passes are on sale now and check out the full initial lineup below.

As for the name change of the fest to Levitation:

Over the years, countless other "psych fest" events have popped up around the globe - music communities all over the world are gathering together and celebrating music and art together. This is an amazing thing and we are proud to be a part of it.

In 2015 we are redefining what we're doing with a renewed focus on the music we love, and to mark that change the festival is taking on a new name: LEVITATION. The title comes from one of our favorite tracks from Austin legends The 13th Floor Elevators, who have provided us with endless inspiration. Their music and message transcended genre - they were true innovators.

The APF folks have been doing a sister festival in France called "Levitation" since 2013.

Lineup, poster and announcement video for Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation, below...

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The Decemberists in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

As discussed, The Decemberists are releasing their new album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World on January 20 via Capitol, and now they've announced a tour in support of it. The tour brings them to NYC on April 6 at Beacon Theatre. Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday (11/21) at 11 AM local time with a fan presale beginning Wednesday (11/19) at 10 AM local time. There's also AmEx and Chase presales for the NYC show starting Thursday (11/20) at noon.

The album's lead single "Make You Better" will also be out on Record Store Day Black Friday. Stream that, with the list of tour dates, below...

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words & photos by Caroline Harrison

Rose Windows @ Rough Trade - 7/12/14
Rose Windows

Saturday night (7/12), Rose Windows warmed up for their European tour with a date at Rough Trade NYC. The night was a warm, fuzzy, psychedelic nostalgiafest, since they were supported by NY locals High Waisted, and Worthless, up from Florida for the event. Drippy Eye Projections set the mood with their trademark tripped-out visuals.

In spite of myself, I really enjoyed High Waisted's set. They're a new band (roughly three months old, said singer and guitarist Jessica Louise Dye), so the only recorded material they have online is a demo tape that they purportedly recorded on acid in Nashville. They're self-described surf rock. I don't usually like most bands that employ this description, but despite that, i thought High Waisted were awesome. They play incredibly solid, sunny pop songs with well-written vocal hooks, and they're tight. Dye sings with an easiness that disguises how technically demanding the parts are. Translation: girl can sing, and she does. I have a sneaking suspicion we'll be hearing more from these guys in the coming months.

Rose Windows played a ton of new tunes, including their new single, "There Is A Light." They played a lot of other new songs too, and I think it's safe to say we can expect a new full length from them some time in the near future. Singer Rabia Shaheen Qazi admitted that it was a little unnerving to play that many new songs, but given the audience's response, I'd say they pulled it off pretty well.

More pictures from the show, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Rose Windows

Seattle psych band Rose Windows are set to follow their 2013 debut album, The Sun Dogs, with a new 7" single, "There Is A Light" b/w "Fix Me Another One." The A-side, which you can stream below, continues the band's '60s love, with Summer of Love harmonies, psych-folk style flute, and jangling acoustic guitars. Check it out.

The band also has a number of tour dates coming up, including a return to NYC on July 12 at Rough Trade with High Waisted. Tickets for that show go on sale today (5/9) at noon.

All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...

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The annual Bumbershoot Festival returns in 2014 to Seattle's Seattle Center from August 30 to September 1. The lineup was just announced and includes The Replacements, Wu-Tang Clan, Elvis Costello, Schoolboy Q, Afghan Whigs, The Dismemberment Plan, Nada Surf, Bobby Womack, Danny Brown, Mac DeMarco, Twin Shadow, Big Freedia, Jonathan Richman, Mission of Burma, The Dream Syndicate and many more. Full lineup below.

Tickets, including 3-day passes, any-day passes, and single-day passes, are on sale now. Check out the full day-by-day lineup, with the announcement video, below...

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The Head & the Heart at Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Head Heart

The Head & the Heart are going on a tour with Thao & the Get Down Stay Down this year which comes to NYC on November 5 at Terminal 5 (tickets) and November 6 at Webster Hall (sold out), but they've just announced that they'll be in NYC even sooner for a smaller show during CMJ happening on October 17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with their Sub Pop labelmates Rose Windows and Rathborne. Tickets for the MHOW show are on sale now, and you can also try to get in with your CMJ badge. Updated dates are listed below.

Rose Windows who played Le Poisson Rouge earlier this month, also play the previously discussed Hardly Art CMJ showcase at Death by Audio on 10/17 with The Beets, The Moondoggies, Animal Tropical and Hausu. Their debut LP, The Sun Dogs, came out earlier this year and that can be streamed, along with the updated list of dates, below.

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photos by Caroline Harrison

Rose Windows @ LPR 9/4/2013
Rose Windows - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - photos by Caroline Harrison - September 4th, 2013

The Suuns/Rose Windows tour stopped in NYC on Wednesday night (9/4) at Le Poisson Rouge (a first set of photos from that show is here). Brooklyn locals Dinowalrus opened to a relatively empty house, but they seemed to take it in stride, and by the end of their set the room had started to fill.

Seattle's Rose Windows -- self-described "hard hitting hippies" -- absolutely wrecked the audience with their blend of heavy psych rock that sits somewhere between Fairport Convention and Black Mountain with just a touch of stoner doom acts like Electric Wizard or Sleep. Their debut album, The Sun Dogs, is a lush, warm recording and I had my doubts that they would be able to successfully capture that same feel live. But Rabia Shaheen Qazi's smoky voice and the admittedly excellent sound at Le Poisson Rouge quickly converted me.

Rose Windows did seem an odd choice to open for the droning, shoegazey yet danceable Suuns. The band launched straight into their unrelenting set, seemingly unaware of the audience. Admittedly, Suuns is not really my speed, but it was hard not to appreciate their careful balance of precision and urgency. They play with a hypnotic intensity that isn't effectively communicated on record.

Suuns and Rose Windows hit the Hopscotch Festival in North Carolina this weekend. Rose Windows will be back during CMJ for the Hardly Art showcase at Death By Audio on October 17, so if you didn't catch them this time around, definitely check them out next month. They are well worth it.

You can check out our first set of pictures from this show here, and more pics from this second set are below.

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Suuns @ Le Poisson Rouge, 9/4/2013
Suuns - Le Poisson Rouge, NYC - September 4th, 2013

Suuns' tour swung through NYC on Wednesday (9/4) at Village spot Le Poisson Rouge and the venue's intense lighting made the Montreal band's claustrophobic postpunk vibe all the more menacing. Opening was Seattle psych-rockers, Rose Windows, and the ever-morphing sound of Brooklyn's Dinowalrus. Pictures from that show are in this post.

Rose Windows, as mentioned, will be back in NYC for CMJ. So far, their only announced show is as part of the Hardly Art Non CMJ CMJ Showcase at Death by Audio on October 17 with fellow Seattle band Moondoggies, Portland's Hausu, Australia's Lost Animal and The Beets. Look for more CMJ shows to be announced closer to the fest.

More pics from LPR below....

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Rose Windows
Rose Windows

As mentioned, Seattle psych band Rose Windows are in NYC this week with Montreal's Suuns, playing Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday (9/4) (tickets). The band, whose album is out now via Sub Pop (listen via Spotify), will soon be on tour with their Pacific Northwest neighbors, The Moondoggies, which will include a stop in NYC during CMJ. While both band's CMJ schedules are still being worked out, they'll play Death by Audio on October 17 as part of Sub Pop little brother label Hardly Art's "Non CMJ CMJ Showcase" that will also include Portland's Hausu, Australia's Lost Animal and locals, The Beets (who are playing shows too).

No word on advance tickets (most DbA shows don't have them anyway) but all Rose Windows and Moondoggies dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Rose Windows playing NYC this week with Suuns; touring with The Moondoggies this fall including CMJ (dates)"


As mentioned, Montreal's Suuns are here this weekend, playing Glasslands on Friday (6/14) as part of the Northside Festival that kicks off today. It's Popgun's official showcase and Amen Dunes and Tempers were recently added to bill. Tickets are still available or you can use your Northside badge to get in (admission based on capacity).

If you can't make it on Friday, the band have announced fall tour dates that include one in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on September 4. That show (and others on the tour) is with opener Rose Windows, whose debut album comes out this month via Sub Pop. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/14). All tour dates are listed below.

If you've never seen Suuns live before, you can check out a full set from their KEXP SXSW 2013 showcase below.

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One of the most eclectic lineups in the US, Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC, will be back for 2013 on September 5 -7. Pulling from all genres, this year's line-up includes names like Big Boi (who plays NYC tonight), Spiritualized, Sleep, Wolf Eyes (who have a new video), The Breeders (performing Last Splash), John Cale, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Gorguts, Inter Arma (who play NYC on Saturday), Double Negative (who played NYC this past weekend), Swearin' (them too), Pissed Jeans, Dan Friel, Waxahatchee and many many others. Three-day wristbands are on sale now with individual day tickets going on sale in June. Full lineup is below.

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Seattle psychedelic septet Rose Windows, who we've written about before, have signed with Sub Pop who will release their debut, The Sun Dogs, on June 25. We've got the premiere of the album's first single, "Native Dreams," and you can can stream it below or download for the price of your email address.

The band will be touring around their appearance at SXSW -- no dates in NYC unfortunately -- but do try and catch them amongst the mayhem in Austin that starts in less than two weeks. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Rose Windows sign to Sub Pop, releasing debut album in June (stream a track), touring around SXSW"

by Andrew Sacher

Rose Windows (photo by Bebe Labree Besch)
Rose Windows

Seattle's Rose Windows make the kind of modern day psychedelia that's rooted in the innovations of the late 1960s but could only have come together in recent times. When listening to them, bands like Jefferson Airplane come to mind, but they also share Prince Rama's forward thinking approach to Eastern melodies, Laurel Halo's drifting atmospheres, and the retro stoner metal of '90s bands like Sleep and Electric Wizard. They're set to release their debut album this year (details TBA), but meanwhile, you can watch their music video for the single, "Summertime," below. They also recently performed live in studio for KEXP, and you can watch the 20+ minute performance and interview video below.

Rose Windows don't have a tour scheduled at the moment, but they were announced as part of the lineup for local(ish) festival Sasquatch!, so if you're headed to Quincy, WA for that festival, be sure to catch their set.

Videos below...

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Says the PR

On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The
, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
Woot. 2013 Lineup below...

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