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Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
APF

Austin Psych Fest returns for its 6th year from May 2-4 at the Carson Creek Ranch, and since we last spoke, the festival's lineup has been expanded to now include The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Panda Bear, The War On Drugs, Graveyard, Mikal Cronin, Bombino, Peaking Lights, Pink Mountaintops, The Fresh and Onlys, Sleepy Sun, The Octopus Project, Bardo Pond, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Morgan Delt, Cosmonauts, Pure X, Guardian Alien, Mark McGuire, Greg Ashley and more.

They join previously announced bands like Loop, Black Angels, The Zombies, of Montreal, The Horrors, Black Lips, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Liars and more. Unfortunately, Primal Scream, who had to cancel their US tour, are no longer playing. APF Tickets are still available.

The fest has also announced that there will be kickoff parties the Thursday (2/1) before at Mohawk and Red 7 with sets from The Warlocks, Night Beats, Indian Jewelry, Elephant Stone, Golden Animals, Holy Wave and more TBA.

Updated lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Austin Psych Fest expands lineup (Panda Bear, War On Drugs, BJM, Graveyard, Mikal Cronin, Bombino, Peaking Lights, more)"

sleepy sun

San Francisco's Sleepy Sun released their fourth album, Maui Tears, this week (1/28) via Toronto's Dine Alone Records (their second without Rachel Fannan). Like their previous stuff, these guys make ocean-sized psych akin to Black Angels and you can stream the whole album below.

Sleepy Sun will soon load up their van for a North American tour that hits NYC on March 4 at Knitting Factory with Kill Devil Hills. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Sleepy Sun released fourth album, 'Maui Tears," going on tour (dates & LP stream)"

Rachel w/ Sleepy Sun at ATP NY 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Rachel Fannan

Rachel Fannan, formerly of Sleepy Sun and of her Birds Fled From Me project, has another project called Only You, which she just released the new single, "Applying Myself" b/w "Love Is Making Me Tired," via White Iris. The a-side, which you can watch the video for below, is a punchy tune that hearkens back to '60s pop rock and Rachel's voice is the right one for the task. If you like what you hear, you can pick up the vinyl at the White Iris webstore or get the single digitially via iTunes.

Video is below.

Continue reading "Only You is Rachel Fannan who was in Sleepy Sun (video)"

Sleepy Sun 2012
Sleepy Sun

Sleepy Sun's first LP without the powerful voice of Rachel Fannan, and third LP overall is Spine Hits, due on April 10th via The End Records. The San Francisco psychedelic pop band keeps some of the same influence on Spine Hits, yet forges in different directions on the new record as evidenced by tracks like "Stivey Pond" and "V.O.G." The latter makes its debut in this post, and you can listen to both below.

As discussed, Sleepy Sun kicks off a round of tour dates with a free show at Amoeba Records tomorrow (4/3), eventually heading to the East Coast for string of shows with White Hills. The NYC dates are Glasslands on April 9th (with Weird Owl) and Mercury Lounge on April 10th. Tickets for both Glasslands and Mercury Lounge are still available.

All tour dates and those song streams are below.

Continue reading "Sleepy Sun prepares 'Spine Hits'; stream a new song (debut)"

Sleepy Sun at ATP 2010 (more by BBG)
Sleepy Sun

Sleep Sun will release their third album and first since the departure of Rachel Fannan, Spine Hits, on April 10 via The End Records. The album was recorded with Dave Catching, formerly of Queens of the Stone Age. The album artwork and tracklist are below.

Sleepy Sun are going on an international tour in support of the new album which hits NYC on April 9 at Glasslands and April 10 at Mercury Lounge. Both NYC shows will be opened by White Hills, who just played Mercury Lounge and also open a number of other dates on the tour. Tickets for the Glasslands show go on sale Friday (2/10) at 7 AM and tickets for the Mercury show go on sale Friday (2/10) at noon and are on AmEx presale now.

All dates, album art and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Sleepy Sun releasing new LP, touring w/ White Hills (dates)"

MFNW

Here is the initial lineup for Willamette Week's MusicfestNW, scheduled for Sept. 7-11, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, and it's pretty great. The multi-venue fest includes big outdoor performances by Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9), in addition to shows with everyone from Archers of Loaf to Big Freedia to Butthole Surfers to Neurosis. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd. Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "MusicfestNW 2011 -- dates & initial lineup"

The Black Angels (more by Vincent Cornelli)
The Black Angels

Austin reverb fiends and tambourine/maraca addicts The Black Angels will hit the road with Suuns (who recently played NYC three times) and then Sleepy Sun for a North America tour that will include the previously discussed Austin Psych Fest 4, and two NYC shows: April 8 at Bowery Ballroom and April 9 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (both with Suuns). Tickets for both NYC shows (Bowery, MHoW) go on AMEX presale Wed at noon (2/2) and regular sale on Fri (2/4).

UK psychedelic Spectrum (aka Sonic Boom) is also onboard for Austin Psych Fest 4, and has a NYC show scheduled as well: 4/17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on AMEX presale Wed at noon (2/1), and go on regular sale 48 hours later.

All known tour dates and some videos below.

Continue reading "Black Angels touring w/ Suuns & then Sleepy Sun (2011 dates), Spectrum playing NYC & Austin Psych Fest too"

DOWNLOAD: Crystal Stilts - Practically Immaculate (MP3)

Santa

"The Black Angels and Reverberation Appreciation Society are happy to announce the dates, location and initial lineup for Austin Psych Fest 4. The 4th annual festival will be held at The East Side Drive In, an outside venue in the heart of downtown from April 29 - May 1, 2011. Spanning the full range of the psych sounds, the festival honors the past while also magnifying the modern vanguard of mind-expanding music. The festival grounds will feature a multi-stage setup and wide-open spaces for you to stretch out and enjoy live performances from these bands and many more to be announced."
Grab the free new Crystal Stilts holiday track above. Check out the Psych Fest lineup below...

Continue reading "Crystal Stilts release a holiday song, playing Austin Psych Fest w/ Black Angels, Spectrum & more (MP3 & lineup)"

Phil of Kylesa at Public Assembly (more by Markus Shaffer)
Philip Cope of Kylesa

Kylesa are having a great end-of-year thanks to many accolades for their 2010 effort Spiral Shadow. I'm sure they'll see many new fans in the audience while touring at the end of Dececmber and through most of January. Tickets are still on sale for their headlining show at Santos Party House.

We asked Phillip Cope of Kylesa what he listened to in 2010. His list makes me think that maybe Beach House is the answer to world peace, or at least that Beach House is something that Broken Social Scene, Kate Nash, S Carey and Kylesa can all agree on (and an album that SPIN and Rolling Stone BOTH put at exactly #17 on their lists). His full list of favorite songs, most of them with video streams, below...

Continue reading "Kylesa's Phillip Cope lists his favorite songs of 2010 (listen)"

words and pics by BBG, additional Sonic Youth pics by Samantha Marble

Thurston
Sonic Youth

Unlike Friday (and Sunday), people weren't throwing devil horns on Saturday. With the Saturday lineup dominated by indie acts, including many longstanding ones (Sonic Youth, Tortoise, Dave Pajo/Papa M, Shellac, The Breeders, etc etc) there were less shirts that repped the heaviest of the heavy, like Dystopia, Grief and Electric Wizard, and more "vintage look" Judas Priest and Dio with bowl cuts, and 80's style librarian glasses. In other words, there was a definite crowd shift from day one to day two at the 2010 edition of ATP New York.

While cruising through the lobby on my way to my first performance, Text of Light with Lee Renaldo, I paused to catch Helen Money (on tour with Shellac) at the "Lobby Stage". The 10+ minutes of Text of Light was a bust - squalls of guitar feedback with wailing sax made for a fascinating few minutes, but grew tiresome quickly. Helen Money's looped cello was already gone by the time I had returned from the second stage, but I wish I hadn't left. Later on I would catch Frankie Don at the lobby stage, who played hits of the 70s and 80s with Casio presets while the drunk, acid-drenched, and generally out-there spazzed on the dance floor. It was my own personal Tim & Eric Awesome Show episode.

Fuck Buttons were the first band I caught on the main stage, and the tribal drumming, rumbling saw wave bass tones, and pulsing electronic soundtrack were well-represented in the Stardust Room. The band's live show stuck to their recent recorded output and was quite the contrast with my next conquest, the out-there chamber-folk of Fursaxa on stage two, complete with cello and harp. I preferred the former.

Sleepy Sun
Sleepy Sun

After a bit of Tortoise's jazzy math post-rock rhythms, I scooted down to Sleepy Sun (playing Knitting Factory Monday night) on the second stage; the Cali psych-rock band impressed me so much in the exact same room last year. Their set was not as impressive this time around, but more so than The Breeders who played the larger stage later that night and were a touch messy/off-key as they stammered through hits like "Divine Hammer".

On the other hand, Shellac (who also played in 2009) and Papa M killed it though in much different ways. Shellac's treble-y stomping punk rock was a triumph, and their Kutsher's set ("We are Shellac, and we only play ATP shows") included recent faves like "The End of Radio" and "Steady As She Goes". The band nixed their now famous Q&A session during their show due to their shortened set time, so their usual dry-sarcastic humor didn't play out as much this go around. Hopefully they have no curfew Tuesday at the Bell House. Papa M delivered ambient-y guitarscapes on the second stage, impressing immensely.

If you live in NYC, you've probably had your share of live Sonic Youth experiences. I've seen them at least six times. But whether it was the atmosphere, perfectly balanced soundsystem, or the band having a particularly ripping night, SY delivered probably my favorite Saturday set, focusing primarily on earlier material (Daydream Nation was a focal point it seemed). The sound in the Stardust Room was (still) flawless, and they closed out the night with a bang (set list below).

I also saw bits of Avi Buffalo, The Books and Hallogallo on Saturday. I completely missed BEAK> (stay tuned for our coverage from their Bowery Ballroom show though), Sian Alice Group, and Apse (catch them Monday and Wednesday night in NYC). I also missed Explosions in the Sky, but Sam caught them (her pics coming soon).

Read about Friday HERE. Sunday coverage is coming. Saturday (with more pics also coming later), continues below...

Continue reading "ATP NY 2010 - Day 2 in review & pics (Sonic Youth, Shellac, Papa M, Sleepy Sun, Fuck Buttons & more) "

Rachel Fannan
Rachel Fannan

TONIGHT (9/2)
* Birds Fled From Me (Rachel Fannan of Sleepy Sun) @ Knitting Factory
* Text of Light (Lee Ranaldo, Alan Licht & Uli Krieger) @ Le Poisson Rouge

FRIDAY (9/3)
* BEAK> @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Greenhornes @ Mercury Lounge

SATURDAY (9/4)
* Mudhoney @ Bowery Ballroom
* The Greenhornes @ Maxwell's

MONDAY (9/6)
* Apse @ Trash Bar
* Sleep @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
* Wooden Shjips @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Sleepy Sun & Sian Alice Group @ Knitting Factory

TUESDAY (9/7)
* Shellac @ The Bell House
* The Black Angels @ ?????????
* Altar (Sunn O))) and Boris) @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple

WEDNESDAY (9/8)
* Apse @ the Rock Shop
* Fucked Up @ Maxwell's
* Sleep @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple

The Books are playing ATP, but won't be back in NYC for a little while. Comedian Hanibal Buress performs at Knitting Factory every Sunday night (but not this Sunday). Avi Buffalo and Dungen also have future dates coming up, and probably some others on the lineup do too, but that covers all the ones playing any time soon.

ATP NY full lineup & set times HERE.

Apse's video for "All Mine", and all of their dates, below...

Continue reading "ATP NY bands playing NYC (Apse & Rachel Fannan included)"

Unkle

James Lavelle & Pablo Clements will take UNKLE out on the road for a string of dates that will include three US dates (so far) and only one on the east coast. The NYC show is Webster Hall on October 23rd (during CMJ). Ticket info is forthcoming.

The US dates take place a month after Unkle releases their new and chock-full-of-guests EP, The Answer due on September 28th and featuring appearances from Tim Goldsworthy (ex-Unkle, current DFA), Lupe Fiasco, and Sleepy Sun among others. The EP has also spawned a pair of videos including the title track which is directed by The Proposition / The Road director John Hillcoat and features The Departed actor Ray Winstone. View both vids below. Preorder The Answer EP now on limited edition 12" vinyl or limited edition CD, as the physical US release will only be available via the band.

Sleepy Sun will be in NYC at Knitting Factory on 9/6 (tickets). just a few days after they appear at ATP New York (updated lineup).

The Answer tracklisting, a pair of videos, and all tour dates are below...

Continue reading "UNKLE releasing an EP, playing shows (dates) "

by BBG

Kurt Vile at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (more by Lori Baily)
Kurt Vile

It's almost final and official, ATP New York is ruling. The best Hudson Valley festival to ever be held in a 1960s time capsule has announced the "final additions" including two comedians chosen by Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav (more to come... that's all "so far"), as well as a few new and interesting additions to the Jim Jarmusch curated date. Behold:

Continue reading "ATP NY announces (almost) complete lineup (GZA, Kurt Vile..)"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Sleepy Sun - "Open Eyes" (MP3)

Sleepy Sun at ATP 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
Sleepy Sun

Sleepy Sun packed the room with fans that drove up from San Diego to catch them play old and new tunes. Playing a healthy mix of numbers off their previous CD "Embrace", their new release "Fever", and currently unreleased numbers, Sleepy Sun took the room willingly hostage into unknown musical terrain that fed the soul and ears.

Slamming the jams with the supernova sound of "Marina" off of "Fever". This opening number cracked the paint of the walls with its forceful, magnifigant beats, electrifying Hendrix-guitar stylings, intense vocals, and eclectic arrangements. The band is at their best in this newer track because it showcases what they do well in previous numbers then tightens that up into a compact, yet skillfully accomplished piece of work.-[examiner review from July 23rd in LA]

They killed it at ATP 2009, and now Sleepy Sun will return to the fest again in 2010 along with an accompanying NYC show on 9/6 with Sweet Apple and Sian Alice Group at Knitting Factory. Tickets are on sale. The show is part of an intersecting tour routing for Sleepy Sun and Sweet Apple. The one off date will serve as their only pairing before each moves in their own separate directions. Full tour skeds are below.

Sleepy Sun have a new LP out now, Fever, via ATP Recordings. Dig on one track, "Open Eyes", from that LP above and check out the video for it and all tour dates below.

Continue reading "Sleepy Sun LP out (MP3), touring, playing NY w/ Sweet Apple"

Boris @ ATP NY 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
Boris

There aren't many music news items that get me excited as ATP lineup additions. This one is no different. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, Torotoise, Bardo Pond, Beak> featuring Geoff Barrow of Portishead, Sleepy Sun, Avi Buffalo, Sunn O)) & Boris performing material from their collaborative album Altar, Dungen, and White Hills have all been added to the already-stellar bill of the 2010 festival at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, NY (Sept 3-5). All confirmed artists and more details below...

Continue reading "ATP NY expands 2010 lineup - Hope Sandoval, SUNN O)) & Boris, Tortoise, BEAK> (Geoff Barrow of Portishead) & more!"

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Ryan Muir

Steve Albini in Shellac
Shellac

"We're taking a bath, but I don't care," Barry Hogan told [Sasha Frere-Jones]. We were standing in the makeshift production office for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, at Kutsher's, a resort in the Catskills.

Kutsher's, where Muhammad Ali trained and a thousand schticks were born, was once the jewel of the Borscht Belt. The main venue at Kutsher's, the Stardust Ballroom, has a capacity of 2,800. But Hogan seemed largely unbothered that only 1,800 tickets to ATP had sold. It is 2009, after all.

"My name is Sufjan Stevens and I am going to play all of my Seven Swans album. That should be a good early afternoon hangover sort of thing"

Considering the bad coffee situation and the fun that I had the day before, Sufjan was spot on. Clad in tie-dye that the band had purchased at the general store at Kutsher's, the five piece were delicate, light and lilting. Sufjan's bright banjo strums and songs, like the sunny "Sister", resonated so well in the Stardust Ballroom. The Seven Swans album was an excellent choice for a wake-up set on the second day of the three day upstate NY festival (Saturday, September 12, 2009).

After Sufjan, I wandered over to catch a crew of young Aussies named Bridezilla. Though their name is a touch offputting, guitarist/vocalist Holiday Sidewinder has a sexy and breathy coo that recalled PJ Harvey and their her cocktail-dress-ed crew were a surprise and a delight.

Grouper were next, and as a fan of 2008's Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill, I was eager to check out Liz Harris's ambient soundscapes. Playing to a projection of an ocean at night, the stage show wasn't much visually but the tides of noise was otherworldly.

Conversely, Black Dice in the same room was a psychedelic mindfuck. Blasts of tribal noise beats nodded heads and shook them in equal measure.

As a fan of Bradford Cox, it was great to see him pull a doubleheader on Saturday, beginning with Atlas Sound. Rolling solo with guitar, harmonica, and some backing tracks, Cox was engaging both in song and with between song banter. I would regrettably end up missing Deerhunter's set a few hours later. Drowned in Sound was there though:

Bradford Cox is a picture of serenity as he swaps his shirt for a more tasteful number and leads Deerhunter into their Saturday night set. He announces that this will be their last performance for some time, causing the band to roll out the hits in quick-fast fashion. They gallop through 'Cryptograms' and 'Nothing Ever Happened', the positively herculean double guitar sound feeling unstoppable and a sense of jubilation ricocheting between the walls as people succumb to these great big shining pop songs. The closing 'Calvary Scars' is a slab of beautiful kraut-pop, with Lockett Pundt's metallic Tim Gane-esque strum leading the way, face-painted kids jerking their bodies back and forth, and Cox looking genuinely sad that this will be the last time these songs will be wrung from his fingers and throat for a while.
Anti-Pop Consortium was my next venture, the first time I had ever seen the crew though I was a long time fan. On the Stardust Ballroom system, APC's distorted and creative beats sounded amazing but save for Beans energetic movement, I was less than impressed with their live show. Live hip hop is hard to pull off, and those who try should heed the great Rakim who said "to me MC means move the crowd". If you want to give them a chance, they're at Santos Party House on September 29th.

Sleepy Sun were line checking when I got back to the second stage, with vocalist Rachael Williams checking her levels in the monitor

"Check. Check. I. Hi. Me. You. All of you. Us. Getting nervous."

If they had nerves, the band channeled them into positive energy. Sleepy Sun's influences fit right in with their hometown, San Francisco, as the band dabble in a psychedelic California sound with some krautrock-y elements. I was most struck by their fantastic drummer Brian Tice as well as vocalist Williams, who ripped out a solo that had the crowd shouting and applauding. Wayne Coyne watched the band from stage left, clearly impressed.

After an elongated line check, El-P came on and with a four-piece band (Chin Chin) and hypeman (Mighty Quinn) to the sound of "Tasmanian Space Coaster". I have a soft spot for El-Producto's Blade Runner beats and post-apocalyptic rhyme styles, and it was great to see a Hip Hop artist who actually puts an emphasis on his live show. As a matter of fact, El-P put a little too much of himself out there, almost falling off the stage after pogo-ing around during "Smithereens". Careful dude... we need a follow-up to I'll Sleep When You're Dead.

I hadn't seen Akron/Family since the then more acoustic-centric band played Tonic many years ago (with Hamid Drake?) and it was refreshing to see their energy were still in place. Against a backdrop of a tie-dyed American flag, the band played a rousing and ripping set. It's good to see that the loss of Ryan Vanderhoof to a Buddhist center hasn't slowed them a bit.

Autolux had the discordant riffs, feedback squalls, and a 90s alt punk sound to hit all of the right influences (Joy Division, Sonic Youth, etc), but unfortunately didn't really distinguish themselves from their influences. Autolux isn't offensive by any means, just not compelling or distinctive, and I find it a touch disappointing that guitarist Greg Edwards was a member of Failure (a band that I dug).

Dead Meadow and their fuzzy freakout psych blues were riffing on Stage Two towards the end of the Autolux set, but by half way in, the crowd had diminished considerably due to Shallac on the main. For shame, as the trio played a ripping set!

continued below...

Continue reading "ATP NY 2009 - Day 2 pics & review (Atlas Sound, Deerhunter, El-P, Boss Hog, Shellac, Animal Collective, Dead Meadow...) "

photos by Ryan Muir

Sleeply Sun @ ATP
Sleepy Sun

Autolux and Sleepy Sun completed their tour together last night (9/15) at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. They played Bowery Ballroom one night before that (how were those shows?), and ATP in Monticello right before that.

Neither band is done touring though. Autolux have more dates starting tonight (9/16) in Pittsburgh. Sleepy Sun continue with a second Brooklyn show... now 100% revealed, you can catch them tonight at Union Pool with Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound tonight (who they're also touring with into October).

A set of pictures of both bands from ATP (with a review still coming), below...

Continue reading "Autolux & Sleepy Sun (@ Union Pool tonight) played ATP (pics), Bowery Ballroom & Music Hall of Williamsburg "

photos by Chris Graham

Autolux

After six years retooling its sublime noise and handling its tortured business, Los Angeles art-rock trio Autolux is releasing its highly anticipated Transit Transit in January. Now it just has to settle on who's going to release the full-length, which is finished.

"We're not signed right now, and all the labels we're talking to don't want to put it out in the fourth quarter," explained titanium-enhanced drummer Carla Azar. Wired.com caught the band on the road to the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco, the first stop on Autolux's national tour. "Decision on a label has been tough for us, because we've maintained ownership of our music, and we'll be giving that up."

Fresh from All Tomorrow's Parties in Monticello, NY, the tour featuring Autolux and Sleepy Sun arrives at Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (9/14) and continues to Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Tuesday (9/15). Sleepy Sun (who may or may not also be playing Union Pool this week) were especially the talk of ATP after their performance there over the weekend, but more about that (and pics from that) later.

More Autolux tour dates, and pictures, and a video, from their August 28th performance at Outside Lands in San Francisco, below...

Continue reading "Autolux played ATP & Outside Lands (pics, video), updated 2009 Tour Dates (NYC Monday & Tuesday w/ Sleepy Sun) "

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Hopewell - "Stranger" (MP3)

Hopewell
hopewell

If you haven't noticed, ATP NY is a little more than a week away, and though there will be a ton of one-off appearances at the festival, one could ATTEMPT to see all of the bands in their NYC appearances. I prefer to kill all of it in one fell swoop, and that's why the ATP set times are below. For those that prefer the former, this post is also for you, as we rounded up some of the NYC shows that surround this mammoth festival.

One show we haven't mentioned thus far is Hopewell, who in addition to their support slot for Dead Meadow on 9/9 on a Rocks Off Cruise, will also play an "ATP warm-up show" at The Cameo Art Gallery show on 9/10 with a full choir (!) and projections. To be more specific, they will actually be performing the Desperation Suite set that they put together for ATP NY.

Want to go to Dead Meadow/Hopewell on the boat? I have TWO PAIRS of tickets to give away. More details on how to enter at the bottom of this post.

BoredomsBoredoms are scheduled to play Boadrum 9 at Terminal 5 on 9/9 (at 9:09:09?). Tickets are still available.

The Feelies have set aside 9/13 for Brooklyn (namely, Southpaw -tix here) to play TWO sets, that's as many days after they play Crazy Rhythms in it's entirety at ATP.

Circulatory System plays Le Poisson Rouge on 9/9 (tickets).

Deerhoof is scheduled to play Le Poisson Rouge on 9/15. Tickets are on sale.

Melvins are touring NYC with Down, Weedeater, and Evil Army, hitting Nokia on 9/11 (tix). The band headlines ATP Stage Two on 9/12 (Sat).

Super Furry Animals have a pair of NYC-area dates scheduled, including Maxwell's on 9/12 and Highline on 9/11. Tickets for both are here.

Grouper is scheduled to team up with Tim Hecker for a show as part of the Wordless Music Series on 9/11. Tickets are still available.

Dirty Three play Bowery Ballroom on 9/13 (tix), two days after they play Ocean Songs in full at ATP.

The Drones are scheduled to play all of their LP Wait Long By The River at ATP, and will also play The Bell House on 9/9. Tickets are still available. Bridezilla will support The Drones at The Bell House and are also playing The Annex on 9/10.

And last, but certainly not least, Autolux & Sleepy Sun are teaming up at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 9/14 (tix) and 9/15 (tix) respectively.

Check out the ATP NY Set Times below....

Continue reading "ATP NY 2009 is almost here - SET TIMES & related NYC SHOWS (including Hopewell w/ a choir & on a boat) "

ATP NY

All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) is happy to announce its return to Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello, New York for the 2nd annual ATP New York festival. The event will be held Sept 11-13, 2009. Last year's festival, co-curated by My Bloody Valentine, was a critical and cultural success with rave reviews from media and fans. This year's Fest will be co-curated by The Flaming Lips.
ATP has announced the final lineup additions to this year's festival. That includes the comedians who will be joining David Cross on Friday night, and official confirmation that it will in fact be Bob Mould who will be playing Husker Du songs (a whole LP to be exact) with No Age (who also just announced some NYC shows). Every act who plays Sunday will be playing some kind of special set...
Recently added were Crystal Castles, Super Furry Animals, Boris performing Feedbacker, Low Lows and "Oneida presents the Ocropolis" - where Oneida will transport the impetus, spirit and community of their multidisciplinary studio/performance space, The Ocropolis, to ATP for a full day of improvisation, collaboration, and recording, combined with the astounding Mighty Robot Visuals light crew. Other announced acts include Boredoms continuing their BOADRUM series, performing with 9 drummers on stage. Deerhoof will perform with special visuals by Martha Colburn. Caribou will perform as Caribou Vibration Ensemble, with a 4 piece horn section, 4 drummers and a choir and guests that include Kieran Hebden (Four Tet/Fridge/Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid), Koushik (Stones Throw Records), John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Kathryn Bint (One Little Plane), Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane), Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra) and more.
Other brand new additions to Sunday are Menomena, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Birds Of Avalon, and Hopewell.

Circulatory System, was added in the last announcement, and have since revealed an entire tour. Dead Meadow play ATP on Saturday and will perform on a boat in NYC that same week. The Feelies have a Brooklyn show scheduled. Super Furry Animals play NYC and NJ in addition to ATP. The list of related shows goes on...

Unfortunately missing from the ATP NY schedule is Nick Cave - not that he was ever supposed to be there, but in addition to being very involved with ATP in general, he was recently confirmed to be only a short car ride away just one day after the festival ends. Full 2009 lineup below...

Continue reading "ATP NY final 2009 lineup -- Bob Mould (now official), Eugene Mirman, Menomena, Hopewell & more (but not Nick Cave) "

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound - "By The Ripping Green" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound - "The Slumbering Ones" (MP3)

Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound
AHISS

After the Autolux trek, not to mention ATP NY, Sleepy Sun will hit the road with Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound for a US tour that kicks off on 9/17 in Providence, just two days after they wrap up shows at Bowery (9/14, tix) and MHOW (9/15, tix).

Meanwhile, AHISS will get into first gear by playing a show at Union Pool on the night before their jaunt with Sleepy Sun, Sept 16th. Look for the SF psychedelics to join forces with Brooklynites and fellow Tee Pee-ers Weird Owl, as well as a "special guest". Oddly, Sleepy Sun are taking that night off...

Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound recently dropped their new LP, When Sweet Sleep Returns via Tee Pee Records in April. Recorded in October 2009 by Tim Green, who also manned the boards for Howlin' Rain, Comets on Fire, Six Organs of Admittance, and Earthless, check out "By The Ripping Green" and "The Slumbering Ones" available for download above.

Speaking of Six Organs of Admittance, the band is scheduled to play NYC TWICE with Om in September.

All dates below...

Continue reading "Assemble Head in Suburst Sound (Tee Pee) & Sleepy Sun (ATP) - 2009 tour (after Autolux dates) ++ MP3s"

Sufjan Stevens w/ Clogs @ BAM in February (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Sufjan Stevens

We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Sufjan Stevens to the ATP-curated Saturday lineup. Stevens, who will be releasing Run Rabbit Run (a re-arrangement of his 2001 album Enjoy Your Rabbit) in October, has not played a US show in over two years, and this is sure to be a special performance. [ATP NY]
Sufjan is one of the most recent additions to ATP NY, running September 11th-13th in Monticello, NY. It'll be his first show in a while, though over the past year Sufjan has made appearances joining St. Vincent at BAM, The Welcome Wagon at St. Paul's Lutheran and the Clogs with My Brightest Diamond (which you can see above) again at BAM .

Sufjan will be joined on the Saturday bill by new additions Shellac, Circulatory System and Grouper (who we previously announced).

On the Sunday, the Flaming Lips-curated bill has added Crystal Castles, who has been touring North America and Europe. They're also on the schedule for All Points West on August 1st.

Other Sunday additions are Super Furry Animals (who are also playing Maxwell's and Highline Ballroom), Boris, Low Lows and Oneida, the latter of which will perform a special set, described below...

"Oneida presents the Ocropolis" - where Oneida will transport the impetus, spirit and community of their multidisciplinary studio/performance space, The Ocropolis, to ATP for a full day of improvisation, collaboration, and recording, combined with the astounding Mighty Robot Visuals light crew.
Limited tickets for the fest are still on sale. Ongoing coverage of ATP NY and related NYC-area shows HERE. Full lineup so far below...

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Autolux

After cancelling their appearance at the first-ever ATP NY festival in 2008, it was no surprise to see them on the lineup for 2009. Now, like Dirty Three, Deerhoof, Jesus Lizard, and the Boredoms, LA band Autolux have announced a show (or two) in NYC too. And to make it even sweeter, they'll be joined at both NYC shows by ATP recording artist Sleepy Sun who are also playing ATP NY this year. The dates and NYC venues are September 14th at Bowery Ballroom (tickets on sale now), and September 15th at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets on sale now).

According to Wiki, "Transit Transit is the upcoming sophomore album by Autolux, tentatively scheduled for release 'sometime in 2009'."

Sleepy Sun are also playing the just-announced "Ten Years Of ATP" festival happening in Minehead in the UK from Friday 11th December to Sunday 13th December, 2009. Other confirmed artists on that so far are Explosions in the Sky, Dirty Three, Shellac, Tortoise, Melvins, Mudhoney, The For Carnation, Papa M, Deerhoof\, F**k Buttons, The Drones, and Bardo Pond. Tickets are on sale.

You can also catch Autolux at this year's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, and a few more places. All dates, videos, and the full Outside Lands Fest lineup (by day), below...

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Boss Hog @ Maxwell's (more by Tim Griffin)
Boss Hog

Friday will feature a first New York show in a long time by The Jesus Lizard and newly announced, ATP favourites Iron and Wine. They will join the Don't Look Back shows also taking place on Friday: The Feelies performing Crazy Rhythms, New York's finest Suicide performing their first LP, Dirty Three performing Ocean Songs and The Drones performing Wait Long By The River... The evening will be rounded off with the Comedy Stage hosted and curated by the one and only David Cross.

Saturday is curated by ATP and is headlined by Animal Collective and an exclusive performance by Panda Bear. Other confirmed acts include the newly announced Boss Hog, Deerhunter and Bridezilla, plus the previously announced Melvins, Black Dice, Dead Meadow, Autolux, EL-P, Akron Family, Antipop Consortium, Atlas Sound and the hotly tipped Sleepy Sun.

Sunday is curated by the outlandish Flaming Lips. Every act that plays will perform an exclusive special show, bespoke for this event. First up are the Boredoms who will continue their BOREDRUM [BOADRUM?] series, performing with 9 drummers on stage. No Age will perform a whole LP by Husker Du including special guest vocalist [um... Bob Mould?]. Deerhoof will perform with special visuals by Martha Colburn. Caribou will perform as Caribou Vibration Ensemble, with a 4 piece horn section, 4 drummers and a choir and guests that include Kieran Hebden (Four Tet/Fridge/Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid), Koushik (Stones Throw Records), John Schmersal (Enon, Brainiac), Kathryn Bint (One Little Plane), Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane) and more. Finally Stardeath and White Dwarfs also join the line-up, with lots more to be announced!

This is great. Full (current) lineup (in list format), and more info, below...

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ATP NY

JESUS LIZARD, MELVINS, EL-P AND MORE FOR ATP NY! DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Today we're pleased to announce the second group of announcements for our second ATP New York festival which runs from 11th-13th September 2009 and is co-curated by The Flaming Lips. The first event received widespread rave reviews and the second is shaping up to be just as good.

On Friday 11th September, joining the previously announced Dirty Three performing Ocean Songs, Suicide performing their legendary first LP and David Cross curating a comedy stage, we have:

THE JESUS LIZARD - their first New York show in many many years
THE DRONES - performing Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of The Enemies Will Float By

On Saturday 12th September, joining the previously announced Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Black Dice, Antipop Consortium, Autolux and Atlas Sound we have:

MELVINS
EL-P
DEAD MEADOW
AKRON FAMILY
SLEEPY SUN

We will be announcing some of the bands that THE FLAMING LIPS, our Sunday headliners, have announced in the near future.

Tickets are on sale now for $235 with or without accommodation at an extra cost.

We are also placing on sale today a VERY limited amount of day passes
for this festival. Friday day passes cost $75, Saturday and Sunday
passes cost $95 per day. These are on sale now and due to high demand
are not expected to be available for very long.

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS! (thx Jason!)

Jesus LizardThe Jesus Lizard! It was also just announced they'll be playing the Pitchfork Fest in July. That's in addition to at least 2 other UK shows so far.

Melvins are also performing some shows in May, where, unlike at ATP, they'll be playing their album Houdini from start to finish.

The Drones, coming all the way from Australia, will also be here in the States this month. Unlike at ATP though, they won't be performing an album from start to finish this time around.

I wonder who the Flaming Lips will add. As some have already pointed out, we know it won't be Arcade Fire.

Sleepy Sun is an ATP Recordings-signed band from San Francisco who are also playing SXSW. Check out a video below...

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