Entries tagged with: Survival
Danish one-woman industrial noise project Puce Mary released her newest album, Persona, earlier this year via Posh Isolation. If you're unfamiliar, you can get a taste from the bleak, distortion-covered and effect-laden track "Courses" below.
She also has a North American tour underway at the moment, and it includes three NYC dates. Most of the tour is with Ligature (ex-The Men, currently Warthog, Foreplay), although he'll be joining for only one of the NYC dates. The first is at ISSUE Project Room on December 5, where Puce Mary will be performing under her given name Frederikke Hoffmeier. That's part of the the three-day Swedish Energies 2014: EMS at 50 series which celebrates 50 years of Stockholm's Elektronmusikstudion (aka EMS) and "brings together a wide-ranging international lineup of visionary electronic and improvisational musicians spanning genres of sound and visual art." Here's the details on that one:
The night opens with concrete sounds from UK-based Swedish sound artist Jenny Sunesson. Saxophonist Christine Abdelnour, known for the breadth of her textural alto techniques, plays duo with Joachim Nordwall, a member of The Skull Defekts and iDeal label-head. Sound artist Daniel Rozenhall and visual artist / graphic designer Sten Backman appear in a rare collaboration. Copenhagen's Frederikke Hoffmeier, aka Puce Mary, plays a solo set crossing rhythmic industrial and harsh power electronics. The notorious Swedish composer and visual artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff closes the night with a solo performance. A co-founder of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland, von Housswolff's minimal-leaning works explore themes of electricity and communication with the afterlife.Tickets are on sale now and get you into all three days of the series, which also features cool acts like Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))) and The Sons of God, among others.
Puce Mary's next NYC stop is Saint Vitus on December 11 with tourmate Ligature, Destruction Unit-related insanity project Marshstepper. Tickets for that show are on sale now. After that she'll play Palisades on December 19 which is otherwise a punk lineup with local bands Crazy Spirit and Survival, and Spanish hardcore outfit Orden Mundial. Tickets for that show are on sale now too.
That Palisades show is good all around, but if you're going don't miss Orden Mundial who will be here from Spain. Their speed-oriented attack provides an equally heavy contrast to Puce Mary's blasted-out industrial soundscapes. You can stream their newest LP below.
Puce Mary is also playing a show with like-minded NYC noisemaker Pharmakon in Montreal. Meanwhile, as we've discussed, Pharmakon's record release show is this Saturday (11/22) at Palisades. Tickets are still available.
All Puce Mary dates are listed, along with that track stream and the Orden Mundial LP stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Brazil's Rakta make ripping punk that incorporates the dark sounds of gothy post-punk and also some of the tripped-out atmospheres of psychedelic rock. They put out a self titled EP at the tail-end of 2013 which is well worth checking out. You can download it (name your price) at bandcamp and stream it in full below. They've been in the US on a tour that hit NYC at Nothing Changes late last night (10/15) with Merchandise tourmates Ninos Du Brasil, and they'll be hanging around for another NYC show on Saturday (10/18) at Palisades with Toronto's S.H.I.T., plus Survival and Mommy. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Their only other upcoming show that we're currently aware of is opening one of the LA stops on Iceage's tour. All of their dates are listed, with the EP stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
The Ukiah Drag in Chicago in June (more by Milos Markicevic)
The Ukiah Drag are following their 7" from earlier this year with a full length, The Reaper's Quarters, on September 9 via Wharf Cat. The album was produced by Ben Greenberg (formerly of The Men, currently of Uniform and Hubble), and you can get a taste from two of its singles, "Her Royal Grip" and the just-released "Final Prayer," both excellent doses of psychedelic punk. "Her Royal Grip" moves from a garage rocker to a Doors-style trip, and "Final Prayer" is an eight-minute dirge of acid-soaked aggression not unlike Ukiah's past tourmates Destruction Unit. Stream them both below.
The Ukiah Drag will come to NYC to celebrate the new album with a release show on September 11 at Saint Vitus. It's a joint release party with Uniform, who celebrate their self titled 12" that day, and also features local punk bands Crazy Spirit and Survival, as well as local noise artist Nick Klein. Tickets are on sale now. Show flyer below. It's the only upcoming date for both The Ukiah Drag and Uniform at the moment.
Brooklyn's Nancy Sinatra-covering noise artist Pharmakon has announced that she'll release a new album, Bestial Burden, the followup to 2013's excellent Abandon, on October 14 via Sacred Bones. It was produced by Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon, who also helmed Abandon. You can check out the LP's tracklist and the trailer video for it, directed by Jacqueline Castel, below. Artwork above.
Pharmakon will tour Europe with Swans this fall (who she's toured with before), but before she leaves home she'll play Death by Audio on August 29 with Una Bestia Incontrolable and Survival. $10 at the door gets you in.
That's the first of two NYC dates that week for Barcelona punks Una Bestia Incontrolable. They also play 538 Johnson on 8/30 with Dawn of Humans and La Misma. They just put out a new 7" on Iron Lung Records, which you can stream (via Noisey) below.
Also below is the list of Pharmakon dates, LP trailer and tracklist.
TOKiMONSTA is playing Le Poisson Rouge on October 4 with Made In Heights. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Slavve are playing a free show at Rough Trade on August 2.
Soupcans, Pampers, Ultrathin and Chat Logs are playing Death by Audio on August 2. $8 at the door.
Amanda X, Two Inch Astronaut, Wing Dam and Cousin Brian are playing Death by Audio on August 8. $8 at the door.
Boytoy, Painted Zeroes, The Howl and Honduras are playing Death by Audio on August 9. $7 at the door.
Sleepies, Kal Marks, Left & Right and Washer are playing Death by Audio on August 13. $8 at the door.
Lodro, Waltz and Electroputas are playing Death by Audio on August 14. $8 at the door.
Sean Nicholas Savage is playing Death by Audio on August 15 with Nicholas Nicholas, Jerry Paper and CE Schneider Tropical the day before his free Central Park Summerstage show with Blood Orange. DbA show is $8 at the door.
Pharmakon, Una Bestia Incontrolable and Survival are playing Death by Audio on August 29. $10 at the door.
Dry The River and Nathaniel Rateliff are playing Bowery Ballroom on November 7. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general onsale Friday (7/25) at noon.
Comedian Brooks Wheelan got the ax from SNL and scheduled a show at Union Hall which is now sold out. However, tickets for a second one are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Union Pool's free Summer Thunder series is underway, happening every Saturday afternoon through the warmer months. The series, curated by Other Music this year, just announced it's July lineup which is pretty solid:
JULY 5: WidowspeakMore openers for some of those shows to be announced soon. In other Summer Thunder news, Ex-Cult have been added to the June 21 show with Liquor Store and Call of the Wild.
JULY 12: The Men / Survival / Mercury Rising
JULY 19: Obits
JULY 25: Jonathan Toubin + Special Guests
Related: Obits frontman Rick Froberg made an appearance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday as part of Red Mass' set.
This Saturday's Summer Thunder line-up (6/14) features Joe Bataan and 178 Improvisation Product. Parties start at 2 PM with bands beginning later in the day.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Lower - Soft Option (MP3)
Danish quartet Lower are currently in North America for a few East Coast shows, including two here in NYC: tonight (5/28) at Home Sweet Home with Survival as part of the weekly late night Nothing Changes party ($8 at the door), and then Friday (5/30) at Acheron with Jade Tree signees Dark Blue and La Cruor (tickets).
The group have just shared a second song from their upcoming Matador debut, Seek Warmer Climes, out June 17. Where "Lost Weight, Perfect Skin," was on the strident side, new single "Soft Option" is a little more melodic, with a chorus that recalls early-'80s bands like The Chameleons and The Sound. You can download it above and watch its video -- along with a couple other tracks from the LP and the band's current tour schedule -- below.
by Ian Chainey
No man is an island. A punk fest? Yeah, we'll allow it.
The colossal Punk Island show spanning various stages in Staten Island on June 21 still requires your support. Last Thursday, the free, all-ages fest presented by MMNY and a Bunch of Punx hit its Kickstarter goal of $9,000. However, this only covers the "bare essentials," per the organizers. Thus, additional support has been requested, along with the news that benefit shows will also be scheduled to help lighten the financial load.
As it currently stands, Punk Island will feature a bill of nearly 100 bands and will encompass seven stages. Beginning in April, Punk Island's Facebook page has announced sets of 14 bands every Monday. Both the stages and currently confirmed bands are listed below. Needless to say, there's a ton more to come.
In other NYC punk news, Sad Boys have scheduled one last Brooklyn date before leaving to tour Japan. The Ground Zero compilation contributors will be joined by Survival, Creeping Dose, and Closet Case at Lulu's on May 8. Tickets are $7 at the door. The show description also mentions, ". . .a fucking balls to the wall 90s ass dance party," following the event in case you weren't sold already.
Find below the announced-so-far roster for Punk Island, a list of stages, and a particularly infectious Sad Boys set recorded for KBOO in 2013.
The Horrors at ATP I'll Be Your Mirror 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Horrors, Spires @ House of Vans
The Horrors' new album, Luminous, continues their don't-look-back escape from their garagey beginnings, and heads further into widescreen, groovy (at times Bunnymen-eque) pop. The record is out next week but you can get an early taste tonight. A free show, but RSVP is full. If you're going, be sure to get there for likeminded Brooklynites Spires.
David Lynch @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
The acclaimed director will be talking with the New York Public Library's Paul Holdengräber about "his many passions, including painting, music, Transcendental Meditation, and, of course, film." We hope hair care comes up too. Sold out, as you might expect.
Nickel Creek, Secret Sisters @ Beacon Theater
Though Chris Thile has been very active with his band Punch Brothers for the past few years, he's now reunited with Nickel Creek who are releasing new music and touring for the first time since their 2007 breakup. Tonight they're at Beacon Theater for a sold-out show.
The Both, Nick Diamonds @ Bowery Ballroom
Ted Leo and Aimee Mann have been collaborating for a couple years now, and this year they finally got out their debut album as The Both. Tonight's the first of two NYC shows on this tour, and is sold out. Opening is a solo set from Nick Diamonds of The Unicorns and Islands.
Alden Penner, Softspot, Vassals, Xander Duell @ Glasslands
Speaking of solo sets from Unicorns members, Alden Penner also plays one at Glasslands tonight. His is in support of his new solo record, Exegesis, and this is his second NYC show of the week.
Survival, Advaeta, Public Hex, CCTV @ Death By Audio
Tonight's show is a benefit for organizers in Guatamala to Resist Gold Corp and features a host of dark, postpunky bands.
Say Hi, Big Scary @ Mercury Lounge
Barsuk labelmates Say Hi and Big Scary bring their tour to Rough Trade tonight for their first of two NYC shows this week. It's been a while since Say Hi played here, so if you've been needing to see them tonight's a good chance to remedy that.
Cosmonaut, Butter The Children, OxenFree, Cave Needles, Water @ Pianos
Local band Cosmoutnaut concludes their Pianos residency tonight, featuring support from, among others, the shoegazy pop of Butter the Children.
Jolie Holland, People Get Ready @ Union Pool
Jolie Holland, who will release her new album Wine Dark Sea on May 20, begins her residency -- which happens over the next three Tuesdays -- with support from arty pop band People Get Ready.
Styles P, Funkmaster Flex, Chris Rivers, The Incomparable Shakespeare, Fame @ The Wick
The Lox have been pretty active lately, but tonight Styles P returns to the solo format for this show at new-ish Brooklyn venue The Wick.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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Swedish experimental rockers The Skull Defekts, who count Lungfish's Daniel Higgs as a member, released their newest album with him on board, Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown, earlier this year via Thrill Jockey. You can get a taste of that from the trippy video for single "The Known Unknown" below.
The Skull Defekts are supporting that album with a short US tour that kicks off in Chicago on Tuesday (4/29). While Daniel Higgs will not be with The Skull Defekts on most of this tour, he will join them at their NYC shows which happen on May 3 at Trans Pecos with PC Worship, Ornament and Zomes (DJs); and May 4 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Sannhet and Survival.
The Trans Pecos show is an afternoon outdoor show, with a BBQ starting at 3:30 PM and the music starting at 4:30 PM. No advance tickets for that one, but tickets for the Studio show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with that video, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
California's furious hardcore punk band Stoic Violence just released Chained via Deranged Records, a relentlessly punishing 12" that revels in bleakness. The album is here just in time for New York's Alright, the multi-venue punk festival that they play, along with Hank Wood, La Misma, Anasazi and many more. Give it a listen below.
New York's Alright begins tonight (4/17) and continues through Sunday (4/20). Stoic Violence's set happens at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday (4/19) with Infernoh, Crazy Spirit, Gas Rag, Wiccans and Murderer. Tickets for that show are still available.
As mentioned, Stoic Violence also kick off a tour after NY's Alright. When we last spoke, those dates were still TBA but have now been announced, including another NYC show happening on May 1 at Lulu's with Survival and Pleasure Industry.
Check out the full New York's Alright schedule HERE. All Stoic Violence dates are listed, along with their album stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Pleasure Leftists (photo by Rosalee Bernabe)
Cleveland post-punks Pleasure Leftists have a few dates coming up supporting fellow Cleveland band Cloud Nothings, and after that they'll be touring Europe. But in between those two tours, they'll squeeze in a headlining appearance in NYC at Saint Vitus on April 25. Also on that show is Philly trio Dark Blue (mems Clockcleaner, Paint It Black, Purling Hiss), plus two NYC post-punk bands, Survival and Failed States. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketfly for updates. All dates are listed below.
Following releases on small trusty labels Fan Death and Katorga Works, Pleasure Leftists teamed up with another small trust label, Deranged Records (White Lung's pre-Domino home), who put out their most recent 12" in late 2013. It's 5 songs of dark, driving post-punk and can be streamed in its entirety below.
Meanwhile, you can catch Dark Blue at Saint Vitus much sooner, when they open for Nothing at the Brooklyn venue tonight (3/20). That show also features local post-metallers Sannhet and industrial noise crew York Factory Complaint, and is sold out.
All Pleasure Leftists dates are listed, with their 12" stream and a Dark Blue song, below...
by Doug Moore
Occultation at Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Caroline Harrison)
After a relatively quiet autumn, NYC-based creepy crawlers Occultation (who share guitarist Ed Miller with the great black metal band Negative Plane) will take their, erm, occult rock on the road for the second time this year in December. The six-day tour kicks off with an appearance at the Acheron on December 4, along with the thoroughly un-Google-able punk band Survival (not the Liturgy side project), Yautja, and Razorheads. The tour then loops out towards the midwest, including a Chicago stop on December 7 at the Ultralounge.
Tickets for the NYC date are on sale now. All dates are listed, along with an Occultation track stream, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Andrew of Castevet at Lit Lounge, 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
Extreme sport junkie, Music Academy presenter, sponsor of cool Sound Select shows, magazine publisher and beverage maker Red Bull has put together a list of the 30 best guitarists under 30. In the two-part rundown, the list covers some territory, lumping Pallbearer's Brett Campbell, Liturgy's Hunter Hunt Hendrix, Mac Demarco, Danielle Haim, Ben Greenberg of The Men, Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females and Fun guitarist and Lena Dunham-dater Jack Antonoff onto the list. You can check out the whole list below.
Music of the heavier persuasion was decently represented, and Castevet's Andrew Hock made the cut. You can catch him in action with Castevet at an Invisible Oranges sponsored show on October 25 at Union Pool with Churchburn, Oneirogen and Vorde. Also on the list, as a pair, are Inter Arma riff monsters Trey Dalton and Steven Russell. Inter Arma will be back in NYC soon to play Saint Vitus on October 30 with Black Tusk, Descender and No Way.
Ty Segall, who also made the list, will be here next weekend (but on drums) with his band Fuzz, playing a sold out show at Mercury Lounge on 10/12 with CCR Headcleaner. (There is also a show with "Buzz" and "DDT Shampoo" at Death by Audio on 10/13).
You can catch The Men at MHOW in November.
Speedy Ortiz, among others, will be here for CMJ.
Who'd they leave off the list? Check out the full list of Red Bull's 30 under 30 below...
by Doug Moore
Unsurprisingly, Modern Life Is War's October 12 show at the Studio at Webster Hall with Night Birds and Deathcycle has sold out. The recently-reunited Iowan hardcore band has consequently booked a second late-night set at Saint Vitus, also on 10/12. Tickets will go on sale Thursday (9/5) at noon, with support from Incendiary and Survival (the punk band, not the HHH-related project).
Stream the title track from MLIW's new album Fever Hunting, which came out this Tuesday, below, followed by a multi-cam MLIW set from This Is Hardcore 2013. Details for the LP and all tour dates are listed below as well.
Shellshag @ MHOW in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Eric Copeland @ Bowery Ballroom in April (more by PSquared Photography)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Eric Copeland, Regal Degal, Greatest Hits @ 285 Kent Avenue
Black Dice's Eric Copeland released his new solo album, Joke In The Hole, earlier this summer and is a total schizo freakout. Expect similar terrorizing sonics tonight, plus a set from Regal Degal.
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The Rooks @ Brooklyn Bowl
Chicago's "post-punk soul" innovator JC Brooks brings his unique, compelling Sound uptown (Brooklyn) for a fun night competing against the sounds of falling pins.
We Barbarians, Sacco, Isadora @ Cameo Gallery
Long Beach trio We Barbarian's sound is not a million miles away from Bear Hands or Local Natives, making dancefloor friendly rock.
Kicking Spit, Shellshag, Black Wine, Nuclear Santa Claust @ Death By Audio
It's an all Don Giovanni bill tonight at Death by Audio with lo-fi rockers Kicking Spit, veteran DIY duo Shellshag, power-pop-y rockers Black Wine, and Ramonesy punks Nuclear Santa Claust. Should be a great time.
Black Kids, Junior Prom @ Mercury Lounge
Victims of overhype success, lets not forget that what got these Floridians into the mess was some really catchy, likable songs. After a few years out from under the microscope, Black Kids are back and we're hoping for the best.
Bear Hands, The Coathangers, The Death Set, Pity Sex, EULA, Dead//Beat @ Paper Box
This stacked bill at The Paper Box is dubbed Blackout Summer '13 and it features some great bands, including garage punks The Coathangers, dance punks The Death Set, emo kids-turned-shoegazers Pity Sex, noise rockers EULA, and more.
Math the Band, Sparxx, Efraim, Murdertonics (DJ set) @ Shea Stadium
Math the Band have recently opened for bands like Peelander-Z and Andrew WK, and seeing them only once will show you exactly why. This duo is more concerned with rock for the sake of fun rather than for the sake of art. So even if you don't know the songs, head on over to Shea Stadium and party.
mewithoutYou, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves @ The Bell House
mewithoutYou have done just about everything from post-hardcore to art rock to indie folk in the course of their decade-plus career, and it's probably fair to expect a mix of all of that tonight. Meanwhile, Brooklyn's A Great Big Pile of Leaves make some of the best chilled out, start-stop emo since Minus the Bear, making this a great double bill.
Ovlov, Two Inch Astronaut, LVL UP, Flagland @ Union Pool
It's a night of loud rock at Union Pool with traditionalist indie rock from Ovlov, smart post-hardcore from Two Inch Astronaut, deceptively-slacker rock from LVL UP, and garage rock from Flagland.
Ladytron (DJ set), Sinden, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandtheft, Lauren Flax, Swizzymack @ Pier 78
This is a two-part danceparty with a diverse mix of DJs and performers: first half taking place on Pier 78 (West Side Highway and 38th St) and then at midnight it moves on the Hudson via the Star of Palm Beach cruiser.
The Love Goat, Action Swingers, Degreaser, BeauSoleil @ Cake Shop
The Love Goat is the exciting and new project from Lubricated Goat's Stu Spasm. Come aboard, they're expecting you. The night also features fellow Aussie punks Degreaser.
Bicep, Maxxi Soundsystem, Pional, JDH & Dave P @ Highline Ballroom
Dance all night at Highline Ballroom for this Fixed + Verboten party with Simian Mobile Disco collaborator Bicep, UK house producer Maxxi Soundsystem, John Talabot collaborator Pional, and Fixed regulars JDH + Dave P. 11 PM doors.
New Power Generation, Secret Band @ City Winery
It's "Purple Week" at City Winery and tonight's show is not Prince (or an artist formerly known as that) but it is members of his sometimes backing band, New Power Generation, plus the promise of "very special guests." For the price of these tickets, they better be special.
Survival @ Saint Vitus
Liturgy's Hunter Hunt Hendrix's new project, Survival, explores some completely different themes, delving into post-hardcore while dabbling with the vocal experimentation that marked some of his other band's releases.
Aye Nako, Priests, Tomboy, Bad Behavior @ The Living Gallery
Brooklyn's Aye Nako, who do pop punk right, and fiercely intense DC post-punks Priests are teaming up for a show at the Living Gallery tonight, which makes for one hell of a show. Brooklyn's punky Bad Behavior are worth catching too. You can stream their recent Never Trust a Dolphin EP, below.
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Iceage at Bowery Ballroom, April 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As discussed, Iceage have announced another set of NYC shows set for The Acheron over two nights: look for the band at The Acheron on October 15 with Believer/Law (tickets) and October 16 with Survival, the punk band and not the HHH-related project (tickets). The shows are the Danish band's only East Coast dates so far. Check out an updated listing of their entire tour schedule below.
by Andrew Sacher
Vampire Weekend at Roseland Ballroom last month (more by Robert Altman)
The new Vampire Weekend album, Modern Vampires of the City, comes out on May 14 via XL, but you can now listen to the whole thing ahead of its release date on iTunes. Similarly to Contra's relationship to their debut, Modern Vampires of the City doesn't drastically different from its predecessor, but it works new subtleties into their sound which make the new record as essential as the first two. There's huge hooks here, great production, and as always, a few eccentricities thrown in too.
Vampire Weekend just played Roseland Ballroom, and their tour has them playing a much larger hometown show on September 20 at Barclays Center (tickets). In the midst of all that they made videos with Steve Buscemi, played Coachella, were just announced for ACL Music Fest, and will be on SNL this week. Streams of three tracks from the new album are below.
Survival / Classixx
You can also stream the psychedelic alt-metal self titled debut LP from Liturgy's Hunter Hunt-Hendrix's new project, Survival, over at Pitchfork. Their release party for the album happens this Thursday (5/9) at Acheron (tickets).
You can stream the dance-y new Classixx record, Hanging Gardens, over at NPR. Their tour has them opening for The Presets at Terminal 5 on Wednesday (5/8) (tickets), and they'll play their own NYC show in June.
John Grant, who recently played NYC, and returns on tour in July, is giving his new synth-filled album, Pale Green Ghosts, a US release on May 14 via Partisan and you can listen to it now over at Paste.
Vampire Weekend song streams below...
by Andrew Sacher
Nude Beach at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by David Andrako)
Brooklyn power pop rockers Nude Beach play a lot of local shows, and that will be no different this summer, for which they've already got two scheduled. First, they'll play an all ages show on June 16 at Fitness (1196 Myrtle Ave in Brooklyn) with Nervosas, Vacation, and Survival (not the one with Hunter Hunt-Hendrix). Admission for that show is $7 at the door. Then, they'll play a less DIY (but also all ages) venue on July 5 at Knitting Factory with Prince Rupert's Drops. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Amongst all these gigs, Nude Beach are releasing a new 7" single on Other Music and you can stream the b-side below.
Cincinnati's Vactation, who open the Fitness show (and are on tour with Nervosas) are set to release their new album, Candy Waves, on June 18 via Don Giovanni (Waxahatchee, Screaming Females). The first single from the album, "Pyro Hippies," is a pop punk basher and it sounds like the kind of thing that's going to get kids on their feet on the band's tour this summer. Maybe you caught them in Brooklyn last year with Swearin' and Tenement?
Stream "Pyro Hippies" and the new Nude Beach track, along with the video for Nude Beach's "Radio" and all lists of tour dates, below...
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.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
I know what you're thinking by looking at the above promo photo, but Survival is light years away from the "transcendental black metal" or possibly "white metal" that shot guitarist/vocalist Hunter Hunt-Hendrix into the spotlight with Liturgy. In fact, the new project explores some completely different themes, delving into post-hardcore while dabbling into the vocal experimentation that marked some of the Liturgy releases. Check out the new track "Tragedy of the Mind" below from the band's forthcoming self-titled LP due on May 14 via Thrill Jockey.
The release of the new LP will be celebrated with a show at Acheron on May 9, when the band joins Alan Watts, STATS and Vaporizer as part of a Record Release celebration at the venue. Tickets are on sale.
Two members of Survival also play in the more hardcore-oriented Crushed, who are readying a release around the same time too. The band will drop their new Losing Shit EP with a celebration at Acheron on 5/8, joined by Sabertooth Zombie, Power and Go Deep (tickets). Stream that EP in full, and the new Survival track, below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Total Control at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Yesterday news broke that UV Race were heading out on the road as part of a tour toward Chaos in Tejas. Part of those dates were with the great Total Control, though the band were not involved in the UV Race show scheduled in NYC for that week. (TC is some of UV Race plus Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring.) Now comes word that an NYC show has indeed emerged for Total Control, and the bill is a whopper! Look for the band to headline 285 Kent on May 23 with Raspberry Bulbs, Crazy Spirit and Survival. $10 gets you in.
If you haven't checked out Total Control's recent 7"s (compiled into a single digital release) and their incredible 2011 LP Henge Beat you can stream some of those below.
Bill wrote in the post about Mikey Young's other other band, Oooga Boogas, "Trying to keep up with Eddy Current Suppression Ring-related bands can be a fulltime job." Now comes word of yet another related project, Lace Curtain, which is "James, David & Mikey from Total Control, Rat Columns, Rank/Xerox, Eddy Current Suppression Ring et al." Lace Curtain (singular) are not to be confused with Lace Curtains (plural) which is Michael Coomer of Harlem's band. Though it is confusing. Anyway, Lace Curtain have an EP coming out on DFA Records next month and can be pre-ordered here and you can stream samples over at Juno.
Updated UV Race/Total Control dates, plus those TC streams, are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Bay area punks Neon Piss released their self titled LP back in May on the consistently great Deranged Records, the label currently home to White Lung and once home to Fucked Up. And if you're a fan of the no-bullshit punk of either of those bands, you'll dig Neon Piss too. It's in the lineage of fast, ferocious Cali punk penned by Black Flag, The Germs, The Adolescents, and their peers. [The Damned / Alternative TV too - Bill] And like those bands, strong underlying melodies are always hiding behind their buzzsaw guitars and pummeling drums. You can stream the release in its entirety below or purchase it at bandcamp.
The band are playing a hometown show with Nu Sensae next week and the following month, they'll bring their show on the road, hitting NYC on November 16 at Death by Audio with a genre-appropriate bill of Nuclear Spring, Survival, and Shoxx. The band also plans to have a new 7" out on Vinyl Rites by the time the tour begins.
A video of the band playing at long-running Bay Area venue 924 Gilman, their album stream, and a list of all tour dates (some are still TBA) below.