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THE JESUS LIZARD REFORM,
ANNOUNCE APPEARANCE AT ATP: THE FANS STRIKE BACK FESTIVAL, MAY 2009!!
All Tomorrow's Parties are extremely excited to announce that THE JESUS LIZARD have reformed and will perform at the Fans Strike Back festival in 2009.This is the same UK festival/weekend that Sleep are reforming to play. This is not to be confused with ATP NY which also just announced bands for 2009 (when I got this news I did get confused for a second and thought JESUS LIZARD??!, but then realized they meant for the UK) (we can still hope) (they are playing Chicago in November....ATP NY is in September...).
In what has to rank as one of the most unlikely developments in rock, the awe-inspiring primal force of the Jesus Lizard will return, briefly, in 2009. The original lineup of David Yow, Duane Denison, David Wm. Sims and Mac McNeilly will reform for a very limited series of live dates in 2009, starting with the All Tomorrow's Parties event dubbed The Fans Strike Back in Minehead, UK on May 9 and 10 and ending with a final appearance in Chicago in late November. These shows will be the Jesus Lizard's first since disbanding in 1999 and the first in twelve years to feature the original storied quartet. As anyone who has experienced the Jesus Lizard live can attest, they are one of the most intense and visceral musical assemblies to ever stalk a stage. This fleeting reunion offers an incredible opportunity to either be blown away all over again or to immerse yourself in the sweaty power and driving mayhem for the very first time.
In celebration of this event, Touch and Go Records will reissue four full-length releases from the Jesus Lizard in May 2009. Remastered recordings of Head, Goat, Liar, and Down will be available on both LP and CD, all with expanded packaging and liner notes. Bob Weston is heading up the remastering process with Steve Albini, the original session engineer, sitting in.
Jesus Lizard are playing "ATP UK Weekend 1". "ATP UK Weekend 2" is the one the Breeders are curating, and that's the one Shellac and Gang of Four (maybe not the original lineup?) were just added to. More UK ATP details below...
by Black Bubblegum
The Breeders at McCarren Pool (more by Ryan Muir)
All Tomorrow's Parties recently announced another UK festival, this time curated by The Breeders and taking place May 15-17 2009 at Butlins Holiday Camp in Minehead, England. 40+ bands will play the festival including The Breeders as well as Throwing Muses, Bon Iver, Teenage Fanclub, and Holy Fuck. Tickets are on sale.
The Breeders festival, also know as "ATP UK Weekend 2", comes, believe it or not, one weekend after "ATP UK Weekend 1" which is the ATP that Sleep are reuniting for (and which is also known as "The Fans Strike Back").
ATP is also coming back to NY in 2009. All Breeders tour dates below....
photos by Ryan Muir
Gothamist: Are you guys excited about the upcoming show at the McCarren Pool?more pics below,,,
Kelley Deal: The Breeders seem like a natural fit for the Pool Parties. Well, we do have the album Last Splash. And you know what a Cannonball is, right? But there's no water, is there? It seems like it would be hot.
I like to read the New York Times, so I saw a pictures of the Hold Steady show there last week. Why are they closing it.
photos by Ryan Muir
Sunday (July 13, 2008). Matt & Kim. Before The Breeders. Free...
photos by Bao Nguyen
June 10, 1961 is the day identical twin sisters Kim and Kelley Deal were born. June 10, 2008 is the day they played Webster Hall with their band The Breeders. - their first NYC show since arriving back on the scene and releasing a new album. Their next NYC show will be July 11th inside Other Music. Their next real NYC show will be a free one at McCarren Pool on July 13th - one day after their NJ show. They officially announced both of those NYC dates at the show last night.
As Webster Hall is known to be during heatwaves, it was hot in there. That didn't seem to stop anyone from having a good time though. The Breeders rocked, and the mixed-age crowed showed their enthusiasm from the beginning until the Happy-Birthday-sing-along end. More pictures, and the setlist, below....
The Breeders @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
The Breeders' June 10th show at Webster Hall in NYC is sold out, but tickets are just going on sale Saturday for a new July 12th show at Starland Ballroom in NJ. The Saturday NJ show comes about a month after their current tour ends, AND I bet it's right around the same time as the free Sunday show they'll be playing at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn. All tour dates below....
JellyNYC is confirming that the following artists will play free Sunday shows in Brooklyn's McCarren Pool this summer:
The Breeders, MGMT, The Hold Steady, Liars, Aesop Rock, Black Lips, Deerhunter, Fuck Buttons, Matt Kim, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Team Robespierre, The Loved Ones, Panther, King Khan and His Shrines, & Ting TingsMore announcements to come.
Portishead @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
When we headed over to the main stage for the Breeders set I spotted Rosanna Arquette. She was wearing a big orange dress and a sun hat and had a TV crew in tow. I hoped silently to myself at that moment that she was not doing a reality TV show.the Raconteurs @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
When we arrived at the main stage our golf cart nearly ran over Jack White. I almost asked him if he wanted a ride but chickened out. Thankfully he was braver than us and came up a few minutes later to give us hugs and thank US for letting HIM cover "Walking With a Ghost." I almost died.
As if WE need to be getting the Thank you! COME ON!!!! He was so wonderful. And adorable. I loved his outfit! [Tegan and Sara]
Photos & video of Tegan & Sara's Coachella performance has been posted too.
photos by Ryan Muir
"Don't forget to wear your sunscreen," lead singer Kim Deal warned the crowd as the group finished its 40-minute set on the main Coachella stage. [WIRED]More Coachella pictures below....
Impose posted this:
The shows keep getting bigger but the pool stays the same. Here are some of the official lineups for Jelly NYC's annual McCarren Pool shows, which, on their third year, can officially be dubbed a hipster tradition. Since we are enormous hipsters over here at Impose, we've already broken out the seasonal short shorts and started shaking the dust out of our giant beards, which we are hoping are still fashionable after a ten month stint in our closet (the beards, not us).Breeders would be very cool. Not free I'm assuming though. Confirmed Breeders dates HERE.
Hold Steady with White Denim
(as just previously posted)
Liars and special guests who may have played an after party with Angus and the crew a few months ago.
MGMT and Black Moth Super Rainbow
(Black Moth part was previously confirmed)
There are other rumors as well. Apparently The Breeders may make an appearance in July, though no date's set. Team Robespierre's in that same boat.
And Devo I think.
photos by Ryan Muir
the Breeders @ Mess With Texas, Austin, Tx - March 15, 2008
As you probably heard, The Breeders released a new album today (April 8, 2008) - their first in over six years. It's called Mountain Battles and it's streaming in its entirety at Spinner (and you can buy it too). I like it. Most like it too.
story time: The biggest Breeders fan I (don't actually) know has to be Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound fame. My first encounter with his fandom was at the SXSW Pitchfork party. Atlas Sound played and towards the end of the set Bradford told everyone to go to see the Breeders at the Mess With Texas party the next day. He didn't even bother mentioning that he was ALSO playing the same show.
I went to Mess With Texas too. I saw Atlas Sound there again, and then a few hours later I started watching the Breeders (their only appearance in Texas that week....well actually I think they recorded an Austin City Limits episode too,....so, I got pretty close, and that's when I spotted him: FIRST ROW CENTER for the entirety (I think) of the Breeders' set. Yes, Bradford. I wish I had a picture. He's pretty tall. He's very distinguishable. The crowd was massive and not as tall as him (or so it seemed). And there he was face to face with Kim Deal, by himself....having a great time. It was fun to watch (the stage and occasionaly the audience). No pics of Bradford, but more pics of the Breeders from that show (which was pretty decent too) below.....
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The Breeders' Mountain Battles is the album I most anticipated among this week's releases. Popmatters called it a "challenging classic" while the New York Sun called teh record "near-perfect indie rock." I wouldn't go that far, but Mountain Battles is refreshing in its lack of pretension, clever songwriting, and lo-fi loveliness.
Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy releases the aptly titled Colin Meloy Sings Live!. Other new releases I can strongly recommend include Cloud Cult's Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes), the expanded edition of Dark Meat's Universal Indians, Fleet Foxes' Sun Giant EP, Foals' Antidotes, Jim Noir's self-titled album, The Long Blondes' Couples, Neva Dinova's You May Already Be Dreaming, Richard Swift's Richard Swift as Onasis EP, Man Man's Rabbit Habits, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's Pershing, and Wye Oak's If Children. Jason Anderson's new album, The Hopeful and the Unafraid, deserves a special mention, and is at the top of my shopping list.
Green Owl Compilation: a Benefit for the Energy Action Coalition is a compilation album benefiting the Energy Action Coalition, a group "made up of more than 40 organizations from across the U.S. and Canada, founded and led by youth to help support and strengthen the student and youth clean energy movement in North America." The two-disc set features tracks by Feist, Of Montreal, Bloc Party, Deerhoof, A Place to Bury Strangers, as well as many more indie rock acts. For the price of a single disc get 30 songs and help a good cause.
If you are a vinyl lover, you should enjoy the reissues this week. Three Mountain Goats albums get vinyl reissues: Tallahassee, We Shall All Be Healed, and The Sunset Tree. The other notable vinyl reissue this week is the Felice Brothers self-titled debut. On the CD reissue front, a double-disc remastered edition of the Microphones' Glow, Pt. 2 is available.
Brian Posehn on strike (cred)
Mess With Texas, an annual party thrown in Austin, in the south by southwestern region of the US, at the same time as a certain other major music festival, has expanded in its second year to a massive, outdoor, FREE, ALL AGES event with three stages and an exclusive Austin performance from headliners The Breeders and NOFX and A-list comedians likeJaneane Garofalo, MTV's Human Giant and Brian Posehn.
Mess With Texas - the unofficial SXSW day party that last year featured David Cross and Patton Oswalt (but actually Human Giant because Patton didn't show up) as hosts is back this year @ Waterloo Park in Austin, TX on Saturday March 15th, 2008.
The full day party lineup will be announced on February 14th, but I can already tell you that it will include Two Gallants, The Breeders, Human Giant, Jay Reatard, Simian Mobile Disco, Fucked Up, and Grand Ole Party. It's also possible Health, Eugene Mirman, No Age, The Walkmen, and a ton of other comedians will be there too.
Tickets for The Breeders' June 10th NYC show at Webster Hall go on sale Friday February 15th at noon. Tour dates HERE.
When Rock Daily spoke with Breeders leader and Pixies bassist Kim Deal recently about the Breeders’ April 8th album Mountain Battles, Deal didn’t shy away from talk of a new Pixies record: She says there won’t be one (with her on bass, at least). “Helll no,” she says. “Because I don’t want to.” [Rolling Stone]
With a new album out on Merge, and appearances at SXSW this past March, Imperial Teen are officially back in action. Last time they played NYC was opening for the Breeders in 2002 I think. Next time they play NYC is this month for CMJ. All tour dates below...