Entries tagged with: Sacred Bones
by Wyatt Marshall
Lust For Youth (photo by Rasmus Jensen
Lately it's been feeling like every new restaurant in NYC is Nordic-inspired (thanks, Noma), and, pretty soon, another Scandinavian invasion this way comes--loads of releases and performances from Danish bands are scheduled for the next two months.
We've mentioned that Posh Isolation's Lust for Youth and Damien Dubrovnik are playing the Posh Isolation fest in LA next weekend (May 16-17), and now both bands have streamed new songs from forthcoming albums. The deluxe version of Lust for Youth's International LP, out on 6/10 via Sacred Bones, is going to be accompanied by an International Remixes EP, featuring remixes of songs off of International by Sean Ragon (Cult of Youth), Silent Servant, Helm, and more. The Silent Servant remix of the title-track--a gorgeous synth number that builds from minimalist beginnings into heady dance bliss--is streaming below, along with another previously released song off of International.
Damien Dubrovnik, meanwhile, sits at the other end of the electronics spectrum, blasting out an intoxicating PE-style performance on "Penis Corset" off of a forthcoming 7", Patterns of Penetration, which is out on 5/26 via ALTER. For those trying to keep it straight, Lust for Youth is primarily the vehicle of Hannes Norrvide, though he later added Malthe Fischer and (live) Loke Rahbek (also of the now-defunct Var) to the lineup, while Damien Dubrovnik is Rahbek's project with fellow Posh Isolation label boss Christian Stadsgaard.
Lust for Youth will be playing a few US dates in between gigs in Europe, including two shows in Brooklyn--the Sacred Bones/AdHoc Northside show on June 14 at Baby's All Right with Container, Pharmakon, Uniform, and Croatian Amor, and a free 7 PM in-store on June 16 at Rough Trade. Tickets for Baby's are on sale now, no wristband or RSVP needed for the Rough Trade show. All of their dates are listed below.
A bit about that Baby's lineup: Container delivers some pretty wild techno (and recently released a new album), Pharmakon's noisy reputation proceeds her, and Uniform is a side project of members of Believer/Law and The Men. Croatian Amor is another of Loke Rahbek's projects--to add to the dizzying list--and traffics in something akin to ambient electronics. Listen to streams of all, with lists of tour dates for all, below.
Iceage in Portland, 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
As discussed, Uniform will be opening for Iceage, another member of the Danish invasion, when they play Glasslands on May 24. (To bring things full circle, Iceage's Elias Bender-Rønnenfelt contributed guitars to the LFY track "Epoetin Alfa" below) Tickets for that show are still available. Iceage also play Home Sweet Home with NYC punks Anasazi on May 25 in a special Sunday installation of the weekly Nothing Changes party. And, for good measure, we should mention that Danish punks Lower, who are also playing the Posh Isolation LA fest, bring their tour to Nothing Changes the following Wednesday, May 28 (two days before they play Acheron).
All Lust for Youth dates are listed, with the many streams, below...
by Andrew Sacher
As discussed, psych-folk singer Marissa Nadler is set to release her sixth album, July, on February 4 via Sacred Bones (her first for the label). Not that Marissa hasn't always been great at creating dark music, but it's hard not to feel like the darkness is heightened by it being released by the gothy Sacred Bones label (her name looks great in SB's consistent album cover format, pictured above) and produced by Sunn O)))/Wolves in the Throne Room producer Randall Dunn. Whether or not these factors actually play into the music, this is one of Marissa's best albums yet and one to look forward to. We already got a taste of it from her previously released single, "Dead City Emily," and she's now unleashed another one, "Was It A Dream," with vocal harmonies that are truly, err, dreamlike. You can stream the new single below.
Marissa has also expanded her previously announced tour to include more dates through mid-March. None of the newly added shows are in NYC, but as discussed, she plays here on February 8 at Glasslands with Zachary Cale and her Sacred Bones labelmate Amen Dunes. Tickets for that show are still available.
All dates are listed, along with streams, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Marissa Nadler at Elliott Smith tribute (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Dream folk singer Marissa Nadler is on a roll lately, having released her self-titled album in 2011, followed by 2012's The Sister, and now she's got another LP, July, coming out on February 4 in the US. After releasing her last two albums on her own Box of Cedar Records, for this one she's signed to Brooklyn goth/punk/etc label Sacred Bones. Earlier this year, she sang on "Villain" (stream below) off the new Case Studies album (out now on Sacred Bones), and in late 2012 she opened for Sacred Bones recording artists Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch in NYC. The album comes out a week later (2/10) via Bella Union in the UK.
She recorded the album with producer Randall Dunn, who has worked with multiple (mostly post-metal, drone, psychedelic) artists including Wolves in the Throne Room, Sunn O))), Earth, Jesse Sykes, and more. It also features strings by Eyvind Kang (who has worked with Blonde Redhead, The Decemberists, Sunn O))), Laura Veirs & more), synths by Steve Moore (not Zombi Steve Moore, but another Sunn O))) and Laura Veirs collaborator), and guitar by Phil Wandscher (Whiskeytown, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter).
The first single from July is "Dead City Emily," a track as haunting and delicate as any of her best tracks to date. You can stream that one, along with the new album's tracklist, below.
Marissa was recently in NYC for the Elliott Smith tribute at Glasslands, and she'll be returning for a free in-store at the new Williamsburg record store/venue Rough Trade NYC on Saturday, November 30. It's a day show, starting at 1 PM.
Marissa also contributed to likeminded folk singer Emily Jane White's new album, Blood Lines, which comes out November 19 via Important. Marissa sings on the track "Faster Than the Devil," which you can stream, along with another album cut, "Keeley," below.
All song streams and LP tracklist below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Back in 2007, Jasper McGandy and Christian Kount (both now of Cult of Youth) formed a band called The Hunt and began to play a brand of post-punk, influenced -- as their label Sacred Bones says -- by The Southern Death Cult and New Model Army. The Hunt recorded a seven inch--Sacred Bones' first ever release, and a driving factor in the formation of the label--toured, and in 2009 recorded a full length. That LP, titled The Hunt Begins, was never released. Now, to mark a milestone for Sacred Bones and to bring a deserving LP to the light of day, Sacred Bones is releasing The Hunt Begins as the label's 100th release.
The first song off of The Hunt Begins, "Fifteen Minutes," is a seriously catchy goth-tinged post punk anthem that bodes well for the rest of the album. Listen to it below, and hum it for the rest of the day.
Some of those early The Hunt shows were at Home Sweet Home, back in the early days of the weekly Wierd party. The Hunt will play a one-off, last hurrah show to celebrate the release of The Hunt Begins at the current iteration of the Wierd party, Nothing Changes, on November 20.
In other Nothing Changes and Cult of Youth related news, Believer/Law, which features Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon, were supposed to play Nothing changes tonight (10/30) with YOU., but they've dropped off the bill and Ell V Gore was added. On next week's bill, Daisy Chain has replaced Hot Guts.
Lutenist Jozef Van Wissem, who often collaborates with guitarist/film director Jim Jarmusch (they've got a collaborative record out now on Sacred Bones), had initially scheduled a solo gig to happen at Union Pool on June 30, but that show was rescheduled a while back and instead happens this Sunday (7/14). Rounding out the bill will be mesmerizing drone guitarist Noveller and Tom Carter of experimental band Charalambides. Tickets for Sunday's show are on sale now. Updated Jozef Van Wissem dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, speaking of cult film directors who are also musicians signed to Sacred Bones (meaning Jim Jarmusch), David Lynch is releasing his new album, The Big Dream, next week (7/16) via the label. You can now listen to the entire album ahead of its release over at Pitchfork.
Destruction Unit at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Southwestern psychedelic punk favorites and live juggernaut Destruction Unit have released the video for "Sonic Pearl" from the band's Two Strong Hits 7-inch out via Suicide Squeeze. Check that out below. The release is not the only new tracks that the band will add to their repertoire in the near future, as DU will also welcome the forthcoming LP, Deep Trip, which is due on Sacred Bones on August 20. Check out the art for Deep Trip below.
As mentioned, Destruction Unit will play NXNE as well as NYC twice this weekend, at a sold-out 285 Kent on Saturday (6/15) with Milk Music and Merchandise, and Sunday (6/16) at Shea Stadium with Nu Sensae (tickets). Both NYC shows are part of Northside Festival. Highly recommended.
That video and remaining dates are below.
by Bill Pearis
Case Studies -- the current music project from Seattle resident Jesse Lortz (formerly of The Duchess & the Duke) -- will release their album, This is Another Life, on June 11 via Sacred Bones. The first released track from the album is "Driving East, and Through Her" and listening to it I've got a foggy notion Lortz may own a Velvet Underground album or two. You can stream it below.
No tour dates yet, but look for that to probably change once the record comes out. Meanwhile check out an animated promo for the album (done by Lortz himself) and the album art/tracklist, as well as the track stream, below.
by Andrew Sacher
I've been listening to the stream of Sub Pop 1000, the forthcoming compilation from the label which drops Saturday (4/20), and after already being excited for the tracks from Peaking Lights, Iron Lung, Starred, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, and My Disco, one new discovery I've made it on that I keep going back to is Italy's His Electro Blue Voice, whose track, "Kidult," opens the compilation. The track opens as this doomy noise rocker, but a couple minutes in it evolves into a total post-punk attack, and keeps building on layers of psychedelia and noise. It's an excellent track, and you can listen to it, along with the rest of the compilation, at Pitchfork.
HEBV's contribution to the sampler is their first time working with Sub Pop, but they have a past single and an EP on Sacred Bones. Their most recent release (not including SP1000) is 2011's Dead Sons 12", a 3-track release which clocks in at just over 20 minutes. You can stream that one in full below.
Sub Pop 1000, which we recommended in our Record Store Day 2013 guide, is an official RSD release, but it's not an exclusive. It will also be available while supplies last at the Sub Pop webstore and at Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee festival on July 13 in Seattle. Limited to 5,000 copies.
UPDATE: You can now stream the entire Sub Pop 1000, along with the HEBV 12", below...
The Men at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by David Andrako)
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...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
The Holydrug Couple have released a fresh new video for "Follow Your Way," showcasing their substance-enhanced, reverb-soaked sunny pop amidst a cloud of smoke and fisheye lenses. We've got the premiere of the clip and you can watch it below.
As discussed, the Chilean band plays the first of two NYC dates tonight at Death By Audio (3/20) followed by a date with Mercury Lounge on Thursday (3/21, tickets), both with fellow labelmates and countrymen Follakzoid. THC (see what they did there?) will be back on the road in middle April, logging odometer clicks on their way towards Austin Psych Fest. All tour dates and some streaming Follakzoid material are below.
by Andrew Sacher
The Holydrug Couple
Follakzoid and The Holydrug Couple are both psychedelic bands from Chile signed to Brooklyn label, Sacred Bones. This past January, the label released their new albums, II (Follakzoid) and Noctuary (The Holydrug Couple), and both can be streamed below. Follakzoid's album cuts psychedelia with a sort of stark goth rock, whereas The Holydrug Couple are more outward in their homages to the late '60s, mixing a Summer of Love jangle with Eastern melodies and Revolver rhythms.
The two bands are heading out on separate North American tours this year, but are crossing paths in NYC for shows together on March 20 at Death by Audio and March 21 at Mercury Lounge with La Big Vic. No advance tickets for the DBA show but tickets for the Merc show are on sale now.
Lists of all dates and album streams below...
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.
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?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).
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.
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.
King Dude at Home Sweet Home, April 2012 (more by Phil Maler)
In addition to a recently acquired opening slot for Psychic TV on 12/7 at Europa (tickets), King Dude has also added a headlining show of his own at Union Pool on 12/9 with Cult of Youth. No word on advance tickets just yet. The show is part of a string of dates for the gothic crooner, who will play select cities on the eastern seaboard, as well as a stop in Chicago a month before his other stop in Chicago. Full tour dates are listed below.
King Dude recently released Burning Daylight which you can order a copy of at bandcamp and stream in full below.
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.
Zola Jesus at Austin City Limits, Oct 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
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.
Slug Guts, not Sisters of Mercy, @ Home Sweet Home, 10/17/2012
Post-punk maniacs Slug Guts joined headliner Cult of Youth with Soren (of Rosenkopf) for an appearance at the hazy, fog-dense basement of Home Sweet Home for the WIERD party last night (10/17), the first of three area appearances. Though Cult of Youth and Soren both ripped excellent sets, Slug Guts were mesmerizing in the tiny space, packing it to the gills.
If you missed the Australian band, make sure and catch them at either The Acheron on Friday (10/19) with Pop 1280 and Vaz or at the Life or Death showcase at 92Y Tribeca on Saturday (10/20).
More pictures from last night's WIERD are below.
Australia's Slug Guts are currently touring the US on the strength of their recent Sacred Bones release, Playin' In Time with the Deadbeat, a slab of noisy post-punk misanthropy a la The Birthday Party and early Christian Death. The band will hit NYC next week during the CMJ festival, including October 20 at the Life or Death PR party at 92YTribeca, October 19 at Acheron with Pop 1280 & Vaz, and also WIERD on Otctober 17 at Home Sweet Home with Rosenkopf and Cult of Youth.
For those who can't make it out to the shows, make sure and catch the band on WNYU on Oct 18th (89.1FM, or streaming) at 4PM as part of the New Afternoon Show.
All tour dates and audio/video from Slug Guts recent LP are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Composer/lutist Jozef Van Wissem and filmmaker/guitarist Jim Jarmusch released the album, Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity, this past February and they've already announced that they'll put out a second album together this year. The new one is called The Mystery of Heaven, and it's due out on November 13 via Sacred Bones, who just worked with another cult/experimental filmmaker David Lynch to reissue the Eraserhead soundtrack. You can check out the 10+ minute music video for album track, "The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire," below. Someone tell Explosions in the Sky a new bar's been set for epic song titles.
The duo don't have any shows together lined up at the moment, but Jozef Van Wissem has some solo shows scheduled including the previously discussed show at Le Poisson Rouge on September 10 with Noveller (tickets), and another NYC show which happens on October 4 at Issue Project Room, where Jozef and Jim played together earlier this year.
Jarmusch is also busy working on his next film, a vampire romance titled Only Lovers Left Alive, starring Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Anton Yelchin which will be out in 2013.
A list of all currently known dates and that video are below.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Wymond Miles - "Pale Moon" (MP3)
this is VÅR...
we mentioned that Crystal Stilts played 285 Kent with Woods over the weekend, it was their only announced non-festival date. I guess technically that's still true, but not really, because they're now set to play the Sacred Bones party at the Northside Festival on Glasslands on June 17. The lineup also includes Amen Dunes, Iceage side-project War who are now called VÅR, Wymond Miles (of Fresh & Onlys), and Warthog. Tickets are on sale now.
It's probably a good idea that War changed their name, and according to the band, VÅR (which translates to "spring") is not just a change in name, but also a change in direction. They've released their first new video as VÅR (pictured above), for the track, "In Your Arms," which you can watch below. Their debut LP is set to come out next year on Sacred Bones. The Northside party will be the US live debut for VÅR.
Amen Dunes in Chicago in February (more by Grant MacAllister)
For Wymond Miles, the Northside show is part of a June tour he'll be going on, most of which is with labelmates Psychic Ills (who plays Death by Audio on 5/25 with Ex Cops and PC Worship). That tour will be in support of Under the Pale Moon, his debut full length and followup to the Earth Has Doors EP, which came out earlier this year. Under the Pale Moon will be released on June 12 via Sacred Bones. Download the track, "Pale Moon," above or stream it below.
Lastly, Warthog (formerly Chain Wallet) is a new Brooklyn "supergroup" which includes Chris Hansell (who left The Men in 2011 to be replaced by Ben Greenberg aka Hubble) and members of Nomos, Nude Beach, Creem, and Dawn of Humans. They played their first show at 538 Johnson on April 8 with Hoax, Veins, and Raw Nerve. Check out footage of most of that show below.
All dates, videos, and streams below...
Their official bio reads:
John White was U.V. PØP right from the start. First as a one man band for the 80s when he began playing live in the early part of 1982.. Early concerts included supports with In The Nursery, Danse Society and the fledgling Pulp.... His first single was Recorded and Produced by Cabaret Voltaire - it took him to a support slots with hitherto unknown Culture Club, John Cooper Clarke and Nico... As John's catalogue expanded - first with the critically acclaimed "No Songs Tomorrow" album and it's follow up "Bendy Baby Man" so did his band - ditching the revox for a clutch of fellow travellers... "Serious" has become a favourite across Europe - with a multitude of dance mixes. Among darkwave enthusiast -" Sleep don't talk" stands as a classic. Both Serious and Sleep don't talk have been covered by European bands, Escape With Romeo and Strafbomber respectively.After a bit of a hiatus, U.V. PØP is back in action, celebrating 30+ years as a band and prepping a reissue of their No Songs Tomorrow LP for an April release via Sacred Bones (and Italy's Mannequin Records). Listen to some songs below.
The band will play a select set of shows around the release in NY and possibly elsewhere. They may not be all announced, but a pair in NYC have been. Those are April 18th at Home Sweet Home (Wierd party) and April 20th at Saint Vitus (possibly with HELSTAR). The former is being advertised as their US debut. Tickets are on sale for the latter.
Stream some material from U.V. PØP, alongside all known tour dates, below..
Cut Hands, who you may know as William Bennett of power electronics juggernaut Whitehouse, will play a select set of shows in the US in February. The tour, which mostly focus on the East Coast/Midwest, will kick off in Los Angeles on 2/14 (how romantic!) and eventually make its way to Brooklyn's Public Assembly on February 24th. The show will also feature appearances from Xeno & Oaklander, Pop. 1280, Veiled, & David E. Williams as well as DJs Pieter Schoolwerth, Caleb Braaten & ning nong; tickets are on sale.
Meanwhile, power electronics, noise and the avant garde are the focus of the ongoing Hospital Productions curation at The Stone. Tonight (2/3) the space will welcome Hell Hoarse and Luke Moldof + Reuben Son.
Check out a version of Xeno & Oaklander's "Sets & Lights" recorded in London last July , alongside all tour dates below...
Zola Jesus during CMJ (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Sacred Bones Records will take over the Spectacle movie theater in Brooklyn Thursday (1/26) at 8PM, gathering "an unearthed collection of underground weirdness, ...short films, works-in-progress, and a rare screening of the first Sacred Bones film production, Twelve Dark Noons." The evening will conclude with a "secret feature film screening" and music videos from Gary War, Zola Jesus, Amen Dunes, Moon Duo, Blank Dogs, & Pop. 1280 (whose new LP is out NOW). Check out a video trailer for the evening, as well as a trailer for Twelve Dark Noons (which features music from Naked on the Vague) below.
In related news, The Men have released the title track from their new LP Open Your Heart (out 3/6 via Sacred Bones). Stream that below in full alongside all tour dates which include their 3/7 show at 285 Kent.
Sacred Bones will also welcome the new single from Danish punk band War (not to be confused with Gary War) featuring Iceage's Elias Bender Rønnenfelt and Sexdrome's Loke Rahbek. Stream "Brodermordet" at Pitchfork who write:
Recorded to four-track cassette last year, the double A-side 7" single will include "At War for Youth" and "Kains Mærke", backed by the scuzzy, beat-oriented "Brodermordet". The band says the B-side is centered on a Biblical allusion to Cain and Abel's fratricide (the act of killing one's brother).---
As previously mentioned, Amen Dunes is heading out on tour with This Will Destroy You who separately play a show in NYC at the Kaufman Center on 2/9 (part of the Ecstatic Music Festival). If you want to catch both bands together in the NYC-area, you're in luck; they've since added a 2/11 tour stop at Babbio Atrium in Hoboken, NJ (on Stevens Institute of Technology campus). Amen Dunes will also play 285 Kent on February 23rd with Run DMT. More details on the 285 Kent appearance are forthcoming and all dates are listed below.
Zola Jesus will also head back our way, hitting Webster Hall on 2/18.
All streams, trailers and dates are below.
Pop 1280 mine the dark chasms of punk and no-wave on their new LP The Horror, due on Sacred Bones on January 24th. The band previously released the song "Bodies In The Dunes" from that album, and we are now proud to premiere another track today called "New Electronix". Stream both below.
Pop 1280 have THREE NYC shows scheduled for the next couple of months. Most imminently, the band will play Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg (1/22) with Pissed Jeans & Protect-U. Tickets are still available. The band will ALSO play a record release show that week at the WIERD party at Home Sweet Home on January 25th with DJs Caleb Braaten (of Sacred Bones) + Glenn Maryansky (of Cult of Youth), more details are available at the Facebook invite. Last but not least, look for Pop 1280 at Saint Vitus on March 3rd with Velvet Condom and Bootblacks. Tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Cult of Youth, vocalist/guitarist Sean Ragon will re-open his record store Heaven Street on Friday (1/20). The opening of the new location (184 Noll St, near Flushing Ave, off the Morgan L) will be accompanied by free beer, and DJ sets from Glenn Maryansky, Sybil Disobedience, Chris Prorock, Ning Nong and Gasface. The grand re-opening kicks off at 4PM and more details are available at the Facebook invite.
All streams and some video is below.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Disappears - Replicate (MP3)
Disappears at Cake Shop, July 2011
Chicago's mighty Disappears release their third long-player, Pre Language, on March 1 via the Kranky label. This is the first album made with drummer Steve Shelly (who may have more time on his hands now?) who has been with the band for a year now. The material on Pre Language was road tested extensively before hitting the studio (Sonic Youth's Echo Canyon West in Hoboken) and sounded amazing when Disappears played NYC back in July ("...new material written with Steve Shelley is groovier, a little slower than their pedal-to-the-metal first albums but equally awesome. [More Neu!, less Stooges.]")
That holds true with "Replicate," the first released track from Pre Language which is downloadable at the top of this post. Less awash in reverb and vocals that are borderline intelligible, this is a much bigger Disappears than we've heard before on record. Disappears are going on a short tour prior to the release of Pre Language but, unfortunately, they're heading West not East. Hopefully they'll come our way soon. Tour dates are at the bottom of this post.
Tour mates for these West Coast dates are The Fresh & Onlys who were slackers in 2011, only releasing two records -- the "I Would Not Know the Devil" 7" and the terrific Secret Walls EP -- unlike previous years where their output rivaled Bob Pollard's. (OK, so frontman Tim Cohen may have released a couple solo albums as well.) Actually, the F&O's were hard at work on their new album, which is due out on Mexican Summer sometime sooner than later.
Soonerer than that is Earth Has Doors, the first solo record by F&O guitarist Wymond Miles which comes out February 2 on Sacred Bones. Wymond's otherworldly, textured parts are one of things that really separate the Fresh & Onlys from the garage rock pack they are unfairly lumped in with. On his own, Miles launches some impressively epic-style spacerock. You can stream lead track "Hidden Things Are Asking You to Find Them" at the bottom of this post.
Also below are those Disappears/Fresh & Onlys tour dates, plus Pre Language artwork and tracklisting.