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The Strokes / Kurt Vile / The Decemberists
ACL Festival - Weekend 1, Day 3 - 10/4/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 1, Day 3 - 10/4/2015
ACL Festival - Weekend 1, Day 3 - 10/4/2015

The 2015 Austin City Limits Festival wrapped up its first weekend yesterday (10/4) with The Strokes, The Weeknd, Dwight Yoakam, Alt-J, Chance the Rapper, Kurt Vile, The Decemberists, Sylvan Esso, Strand of Oaks, Kehlani, Daughter, Amason, The Suffers, Waxahatchee, Jidenna and more. Pictures are in this post.

If you missed it, check out pictures of Day 1 and Day 2. If you weren't there, did you stream it live?

ACL does it again this weekend (10/9 - 10/11). More pictures of Weekend 1 Day 3 below...

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photos by Greg Cristman

The Decemberists @ the Cap - 9/24/15
The Decemberists

The Decemberists are currently hanging around NYC on their ongoing tour with Lucius, having hit Port Chester's Capitol Theatre last night (9/24). The tour is in support of this year's What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World and the upcoming Florasongs EP, and they did give us some of that, but mostly it was a pretty good split of all their stuff. They did a medley off the proggy Hazards of Love, gave us old favorites like "July, July!" and "The Chimbley Sweep," mid-career highlights like "O Valencia!" and more.

The tour has The Decemberists and Lucius in NYC proper tonight (9/25) at Radio City. There are still some tickets available.

More pictures and the setlist from the Cap, below...

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Decemberists Florasongs

Having released What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World at the start of the year, The Decemberists have another new record on the way, a five-song EP titled Florasongs that will be out via Capitol on October 9. That's the cover art above, pre-order HERE, and you can check out "Why Would I Now?" from it below.

The Decemberists' tour hits the NYC area at the end of the month, playing September 24 at The Capitol Theatre (tickets) and September 25 at Radio City Music Hall (tickets). Both shows are with Lucius. Updated tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "The Decemberists announce 'Florasongs' EP, share new song "Why Would I Now?" ++ updated tour dates "

photo: The Decemberists at Governors Ball 2015 (more by PSquared)

The Decemberists are touring this year, and hitting NYC on September 25 at Radio City with Lucius (tickets). The day before that, they'll play a smaller show just outside of NYC at The Capitol Theatre (9/24). Tickets for the Cap go on sale Friday (7/31) at noon with an artist presale starting today (7/28) at 10 AM.

The band are currently on a run with Lady Lamb as we speak, which hit New Haven, CT's new College Street Music Hall last night (7/27).

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "The Decemberists add shows, playing The Cap before Radio City (updated tour dates)"

photo: The Decemberists at Governors Ball 2015 (more by PSquared)
The Decemberists

The Decemberists' ongoing tour in support of this year's What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World has already hit NYC for a Beacon Theatre show and Governors Ball, and now it's been extended, including another show here.

They'll return for a big show at Radio City Music Hall on September 25 with Lucius. Tickets go on sale Friday (6/19) at 11 AM, with an artist presale beginning Wednesday (6/17) at 10 AM.

That's one of a few other dates with Lucius, which also include a Cooperstown show. They also have dates with Lady Lamb, including a New Haven show. Lucius also just added a headlining show at Woodstock's Bearsville Theater on September 16. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/19) at noon.

All dates are listed, with the video for "Make You Better" off the new album, below...

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photo by Shervin Lainez
Lady Lamb

Lady Lamb released her very good new album, After, this year on Mom + Pop, and she'll continue to support it on tour this fall. Most dates are opening for roots rockers The Districts, who also have a new album out this year (on Fat Possum). The tour includes two Brooklyn shows: November 4 & 5 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for those shows go on sale today (6/12) at noon.

Lady Lamb also has dates with The Decemberists, including a show at New Haven's new College Street Music Hall in July. All of her dates are listed, with the lyric video for "Spat Out Spit" off her new album, below...

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photos by P Squared Photography

Governors Ball
Governors Ball
Governors Ball

Florence and the Machine were the first act to put on a show worthy of a headliner. Drenched in warm golden light, Florence hopped around on one leg as she led the crowd in sing-alongs of hits such as What the Water Gave Me and Shake It Out. Her performance felt quite reserved compared to that of St Vincent, who brought out a pink Aztex-style pyramid and two backing dancers in chrome jumpsuits before putting on the performance of the day. Tracks like Marrow felt hugely aided by her band's saturated, chunky and almost shoddy-sounding synths, while St Vincent danced in sync with her troupe, who tottered around like Daryl Hannah's dying replicant in Blade Runner. The crowd were addressed as "citizens of New York city" and she stopped proceedings for a Thomas Pynchon-esque short story about an imagined storm in New York in which you grab an Arthur Russell record and Susan Sontag's diaries and hide out in a cupboard. [The Guardian]
Annual NYC music festival Governors Ball went down this past weekend on Randall's Island. Day 1, Friday (6/5), had Drake's hits-filled set, Ezra Koenig's guest appearance during Chromeo's set, an unfortunate Rae Sremmurd injury, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Florence + the Machine, Ratatat, Death From Above 1979, Odesza, Rudimental and more.

Day 3 pictures HERE. Day 2 HERE. More day 1 pictures below...

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a misty GovBall entrance today (photo via @xxdylandark0)

The 2015 Governors Ball just got underway at NYC's Randall's Island and if you can't make it, performances from throughout the three-day festival will be broadcast on on SiriusXM via Alt Nation channel 36 now through Sunday, June 7. Select performances will also air on The Spectrum, channel 28; Jam On, channel 29; Electric Area, channel 52 and SiriusXMU, channel 35. So if you're a subscriber, tune in.

Confirmed performances to be broadcast by SiriusXM include My Morning Jacket, The Black Keys, Big Gigantic, The Decemberists, St. Vincent, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Angus & Julia Stone, Chromeo, Hot Chip, Florence + The Machine, A-Trak, Vance Joy, Royal Blood, The Districts, Death From Above 1979 and Moon Taxi. More details about channels and broadcast times are here.

College Street Music Hall

New Haven's historic Palace Theatre has reopened as College Street Music Hall. "Located in the heart of College Street in downtown New Haven's arts and entertainment district, CSMH joins the scene as the hub for live music performance in New Haven and all of Southern New England. The theater will feature multi-capacity configurations for up to 2000 patrons, with a seated balcony and the option of the orchestra level being either standing room or seated." The collaboration between Manic Productions and Premier Concerts opened over the weekend with concerts by Lyle Lovett & John Haitt, and a Pink Floyd tribute show (complete with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra).

Things continue at the CT venue this Saturday (5/9) with 'Pete & Pete' band Polaris and indie duo Mates of State. The venue's current list of upcoming shows is listed below...

Continue reading "College Street Music Hall takes over Palace Theater space in New Haven, CT (Polaris, Mates of State, Decemberists, WHITESNAKE & more on initial schedule)"

photo: ACL 2014 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

The Austin City Limits festival returns to Zilker Park from October 2-4 and October 9-11, and though the lineup wasn't supposed to be announced until this Tuesday, Austin 360 points out that the festival's website leaked it early. The posting was quickly taken down, but not before 365 Things Austin could screenshot it. It was accurate and the ACL 2015 includes Foo Fighters, Drake, The Strokes, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Deadmau5, Bassnectar, Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala, Sturgill Simpson, The Decemberists, Brand New, TV on the Radio, A$AP Rocky, Billy Idol, Chance the Rapper, Father John Misty, Brandon Flowers, Run the Jewels, Sylvan Esso, Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Florence + the Machine, Modest Mouse and more.

Check out the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (5/5) at 10 AM CDT.

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by Andrew Sacher

photo by John Clark

Portland's Eyelids is the project of The Decemberists' John Moen, and Chris Slusarenko who was a Guided by Voices member in the 2000s (both also played together in the Robert Pollard-fronted Boston Spaceships). Their upcoming self-titled EP was produced by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck (who's also contributed to The Decemberists), and his band's jangly alt-rock isn't too far removed from the EP's new single, "Bound To Let You Down." That premieres in this post and can be streamed below.

The EP comes out June 23 via Jealous Butcher and the band's own Schizophonic Records, and features one other original song, as well as covers of John Cale's "Only Time Will Tell" and The Dream Syndicate's "Halloween." A limited edition colored vinyl version is also being released, which includes a download card with three exclusive live videos, one of which has Stephen Malkmus performing "Hey Joe" with the band.

Last year, Eyelids released a split with Woolen Men. Listen to the new song below...

Continue reading "Eyelids (ft. mems of The Decemberists and Guided by Voices) releasing a Peter Buck-produced EP (stream a track)"

photo: Rhett Miller at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Rhett Miller

Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller is releasing a new solo album called The Traveler on May 12 via ATO. For the recording, he was backed by Black Prairie (aka most of The Decemberists except Colin Meloy), and the record also features guitar work from R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey. You can get a taste from the folk-rockin' single "Most In The Summertime," below.

Rhett's also got a tour coming up that runs from late April though late June. That tour has him in NYC on June 24 at City Winery. Tickets for that show are on presale to VinoFile members now. General on-sale starts soon.

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

Continue reading "Rhett Miller releasing a new solo album ft. Decemberists and R.E.M. members, going on tour (dates, stream)"


The 2015 Osheaga Festival happens July 31 - August 02 in Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year's lineup includes St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, Future Islands, Hot Chip, Nas, Father John Misty, Alt-J, The War on Drugs, Weezer and lots more. Festival passes are on sale now and the full Osheaga lineup is listed below...

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

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

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

Updated lineup below...

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photos: Lucius @ Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)

Brooklyn's Lucius will soon be on the road, doing stretches with both The Decemberists and My Morning Jacket. Before that, they'll play a free hometown show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 27, sponsored by Steve Madden. You still need to claim your free tickets via Ticketmaster and they become available on Friday (3/27) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with a flyer for the MHOW show, below...

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Cincinnati's Bunbury Music Festival returns this year from June 5-7 at Downtown's Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove. The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers and Snoop Dogg are headlining, and the rest of the lineup includes The Decemberists, Brand New, Tame Impala, Father John Misty, Temples, The Front Bottoms, Atmosphere, Reverend Horton Heat, Old Crow Medicine Show, Matt & Kim, Manchester Orchestra, Bleachers and more. Still more acts TBA. Tickets are on sale now.

Full initial lineup below...

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

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

Continue reading "Sasquatch! 2015 lineup (Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, War On Drugs, St Vincent, Modest Mouse, Ryan Adams, more)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Ben Gibbard w/ DCFC in Chicago in 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Ben Gibbard

At a solo show this past October, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard performed a cover of "Archie, Marry Me" off indie popsters Alvvays' self-titled debut LP on Polyvinyl. He called it his favorite song of 2014, and he's not the only one who loved it. He puts a cool spin on it, kind of making it sound like an older Death Cab song. Check out the professional video, courtesy of KEXP, Starbucks, and STG (via Stereogum), below.

Alvvays will soon head out on tour with The Decemberists, the band fronted by Colin Meloy, who despite what you may think, is a different person than Ben Gibbard. (Coincidentally, we posted an old video of them performing together today.) That tour hits NYC on April 6 at Beacon Theatre, which is sold out. Four days earlier, Alvvays headline their own NYC show at Bowery Ballroom (4/2), which is also sold out. And in June, The Decemberists return to NYC for Governors Ball, which is not sold out.

The Decemberists will release their first new album since 2011 next week (1/20), and you can stream it here. Earlier this week, Death Cab for Cutie announced that their first new album since 2011 will be out this year as well.

Ben Gibbard video below...

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The Decemberists have already dropped a handful of songs from their upcoming seventh album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (due 1/20 via Capitol), and they've now made the whole thing available to listen to on iTunes Radio.

Their tour with Alvvays hits NYC on April 6 at Beacon Theatre (sold out), and they'll return to NYC for Governors Ball.

Watch the lyric video for the album's newest single, "A Beginning Song," below...

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Yesterday was Coachella, and today another spring 2015 festival lineup is announced: Governors Ball. The fest takes place on NYC's Randall's Island from June 5-7 and includes Drake, Bjork, The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, My Morning Jacket, Ratatat, The Decemberists, St. Vincent, Weird Al Yankovic, The War on Drugs, Hot Chip, Death From Above 1979, SBTRKT, Conor Oberst, Flying Lotus, Tame Impala, Future Islands, Sharon Van Etten, DIIV, Rustie, White Lung, Ryan Adams, Florence + the Machine, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Chromeo, Flume, Sturgill Simpson, Kiesza, Strand of Oaks, Bishop Nehru, Kate Tempest and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

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

Having shared "Make You Better" and "Lake Song" from their new album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, The Decemberists have now put out a third new single, "The Wrong year." Check out the lyric video below.

The album will be out January 20 via Capitol, and they'll be on tour with Alvvays soon too.

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The Decemberists already put out "Make You Better" from their upcoming album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (due 1/20 via Capitol), and now they've released a second single, "Lake Song." Check it out below, via its lyric video which also includes in-studio footage of the band.

They'll be on "Conan" Wednesday night (12/3) to play "Make You Better." They've also got an upcoming tour with Alvvays (who have been getting some love in the year-end list department).

Video below...

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You may have already heard The Decemberists' new single, "Make You Better" from their new album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, but you can now check out the video. It stars their old Parks & Rec buddy Nick Offerman as host of a '70s German TV show called The Old Blue Rock Palace Show which is clearly a blend of The Old Grey Whistle Test and Rockpalast. After a brief and awkward interview with Colin Meloy, The Decemberists take the stage as a romantic drama featuring Offerman plays out behind the scenes. Funny and a little sweet, it was directed by Bill Fishman, who some of you may remember as making the 1988 cult classic Tapeheads. Watch it below.

The Decemberists' tour with Alvvays hits NYC on April 6 at Beacon Theatre. Tickets are still available but "not many left" according to Ticketmaster.

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As discussed, The Decemberists are returning in 2015 with a new album and tour with Alvvays. Tickets for the NYC show, happening April 6 at Beacon Theatre, are now on AmEx, Chase and Internet presales. Use the password WHATAWORLD for the internet presale.

Alvvays at Seaport Music Fest 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Toronto pop charmers Alvvays are still in the midst of their North American tour with fellow Canadians Absolutely Free (which hit NYC a couple weeks back). They'll have a couple months off before loading up the van again, this time to open for The Decemberists on their 2015 tour, including the NYC stop at Beacon Theatre on April 6. Tickets to that show just went on Decemberists fan club presale (but look to have sold out of those already) and there will be an AmEx, Chase and local presale on Thursday (11/20) at noon and the public on-sale begins at 11 AM on Friday (11/21).

All Alvvays tour dates are listed below...

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