Entries tagged with: The Warlocks
Bummer: LA psych rock collective The Warlocks had their van broken into while in San Francisco on Wednesday (6/3) as the band posted on Facebook:
Gone baby gone! All of our gear got jacked in San Francisco last night. Including my precious Gretsch Black Rose. I guess I'm the idiot for taking such a guitar with me. We are filing police reports and doing all that noise. I think we are like 5-6th band to get robbed in sf in the last few months. My guess it's the same people! Anyways sad day in The Warlocks camp for sure! Fuck!Talk about a bad trip! The band are going to press on, however, and borrow gear from other bands along the way. They've also set up a crowdfunding campaign if you'd like to help out.
Tonight (6/5), they should have no trouble finding gear as they're playing the Vancouver edition of multi-city psych fest Levitation which also features Black Lips, Black Angels, Black Mountain and even some bands that don't have Black in their name. All Warlocks tour dates are listed below...
Tamaryn is DJing at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening (4/7) as part of a PopRally event called "Abstract Currents." Against projections of one-minute videos submitted by the public, Tamryn will provide a "hypnotic soundtrack to the collectively built abstract videoscape." It's in conjunction with MoMA's Abstraction, 1910-1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print exhibition and tickets are still available.
Later this month, Tamaryn will be in Texas' state capital for Austin Psych Fest (Apr. 26 - 28), which features a pretty amazing line-up that runs the gammut of "psychedelic," including Deerhunter, Spectrum, Black Mountain, OS Mutantes, The Moving Sidewalks, Clinic, Besnard Lakes, Elephant Stone, Roky Erickson, Sweden's GOAT and a bunch more. The fest just announced the day-by-day line-ups which are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Long-running LA-psych band The Warlocks have just wrapped up recording their sixth album -- and first since 2009's The Mirror Explodes -- which should see release in fall of this year. The group, who've released albums or Bomp! and Mute, now reside on Teepee which is also home to The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The Warlocks, at one point, had a couple ex-BJM in their line-up but I'm not sure if they're still rocking the two-drummer megagroup they did in the mid '00s.
The Warlocks are at SXSW this and will return to Texas' state capital for Austin Psych Fest next month. Around that time, the band will hit the East Coast as well, with a stop in NYC at Mercury Lounge on April 23. Tickets for that are currently on AmEx presale with the regular on-sale happening Friday (3/15) at noon. All tour dates are listed, along with a Spotify stream of 2002's great The Pheonix Album, are below.
Sasquatch! 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Quincy, WA music festival Sasquatch! has announced that it will return for its 12th installment to The Gorge over Memorial Day Weekend (5/24 - 5/27) in 2013. A limited number of discounted four-day festival passes will go on sale Friday (11/23) at 9 AM PST at the Sasquatch! website. The lineup will be announced in February.
In other US festival news, as recently mentioned on BV Austin, Austin Psych Fest will go down in Carson Creek Ranch from April 26 to 28 with Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Boris, Spectrum, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, DIIV, and many more. More info HERE.
by Black Bubblegum
With a decade of recording and touring about to be in their rearview mirror, The Warlocks are set to embark on a UK tour before hopping the pond back to their native California for the start of a US tour on July 30th with The Morning After Girls. Along the way, look for the band to hit up the NYC area twice Bowery Ballroom on Aug 14th and Maxwell's on Aug 15th. Tickets for Maxwell's are already on sale, while Bowery's tix are currently on AMEX Presale with regular sale going down at noon on 6/19.
The Warlocks' new drug-hazy and shoegazey pantheon to psychedelia, The Mirror Explodes, is out NOW on Tee Pee. Check out a pair of MP3s from that record above and the uber-trippy video for "Red Camera" below. The band was recently interviewed by The Skinny.
The Morning After Girls last played NYC over Memorial Day Weekend with A Place To Bury Strangers and Holy Fuck (as well as a private, intimate show at the Living Room on May 31st). They also played an EP release show at Santos in April. Their debut LP, "Alone", is out July 7th.
All tour dates and a video below...
The Warlocks will begin with some intimate local shows in their hometown of LA. After that The Warlocks and The Black Angels will join forces for a massive North American tour this summer. The psychedelic troubadours of the West and the drone minstrels of the South are preparing to seduce listeners with their turn on, tune in, and drop out aesthetic.The Black Angels have a great new album out too. Tickets are on sale for a show at Southpaw on June 28th. They're both playing Merciry Lounge too. All dates below....
Rounding out the Warlock's busy schedule will be a seven date headlining tour in Australia.
And finally... The Warlocks in conjunction with Tee Pee & Birdman Records plan to release a limited edition 12" this Summer titled " The Warlocks Experimental Vol. 1:
Burn Out Music". The album comprises the experimental home recordings of Bobby Hecksher's. A psychedelic noise/drone out concept with no vocals.
by BrooklynVegan Mike
DOWNLOAD The Warlocks - Baby Blue (MP3)
I'm always surprised by which bands are able to make a name for themselves and which others toil away under the shadows. A lot of it, of course, is due to the political machinations of the music industry, but even in the ultra-hyper blog celebrity (of which I am contributing to this very moment), some bands still fail to get their due notice. I believe The Warlocks are one of those bands.
They came out of the late 90s neo-psychedelic scene, along with awesome bands Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and the sometimes good (but not lately) Dandy Warhols. Each of their albums are different in sound and approach (due to their lineup, which fluctuates from as few as four to as many as ten), while at the same time maintaining a singular sound that is uniquely their own. Their new album Heavy Deavy Skull Lover is practically an instrumental album, with long, repetitive drones, swirling guitar symphonies, and the slow, steady release of a morphine drip. It's possibly their best album, though Phoenix definitely has its moments.
They'll be playing three shows in NYC this week - including the Tee Pee records showcase at Luna Lounge. All tour dates, and some videos, below....