Entries tagged with: wild nothing
by Bill Pearis
Wild Nothing will soon be back with their third album, Life of Pause, which will be released February 19 via Captured Tracks. That's the album art above and tracklist is below. It's been a while -- nearly three years since Wild Nothing's last release, the Empty Estate EP -- and main man Jack Tatum made this one in Los Angeles with producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Pernice Brothers, Devendra Banhart), with sessions in Sweden with Peter Bjorn and John's John Ericsson as well. Medicine's Brad Laner also contributes to the LP. Says Tatum:
I desperately wanted for this to be the kind of record that would displace me. I'm terrified by the idea of being any one thing, or being of any one genre. And whether or not I accomplish that, I know that my only hope of getting there is to constantly reinvent. That reinvention doesn't need to be drastic, but every new record has to have it's own identity, and it has to have a separate set of goals from what came before.You can listen to two tracks off the album -- "To Know You" and "TV Queen" -- which definitely don't sound like what Wild Nothing have done before. "To Know You," especially, which is maybe the toughest sounding song we've heard them do yet. Mind you, that is a relative term in Wild Nothing's case, but the guitars and rhythm section have a forceful drive (and a verse melody that cribs from Talk Talk). "TV Queen," meanwhile, is armed with a big pop chorus. Both are instant downloads when you preorder the album and you can stream them both via an interconnected video below.
You may have heard new songs last night when Wild Nothing played Baby's All Right with Alex G. Anybody go to that sold-out show?
photo: Wild Nothing at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Fans of reverby pop will be happy to learn about the double bill of Wild Nothing and Alex G happening in Brooklyn this Monday (11/23) at Baby's All Right. It's the only US date this year scheduled at the moment for both bands -- Wild Nothing are in South America as we speak and Alex G is touring Europe early next year (then SXSW). Tickets for Baby's are on sale now.
Alex G released his new album Beach Music last month on Domino. Wild Nothing, meanwhile, has been talking about a followup to 2012's Nocturne but still not much word on that. Music from both bands, the Baby's show flyer and list of tour dates, below...
photos by James Richards IV
UMO @ Lincoln Hall -- June 6, 2015
It has finally been revealed who is playing Baby's late Friday night... Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The band announced it and is giving away tickets:
New York! We are excited to announce that we will play a last minute free after-party show at Baby's All Right tomorrow night, after our sold out Warsaw show! There will also be a DJ set by Wild Nothing. Doors at 1am and UMO will play at 1:30am. The show is 21+. We are giving away 75 pairs of tickets. Include your name as a comment [HERE] and we will be picking 75 random winners and your name will be on the list at the door for two tickets. We'll post the names of the winners tomorrow morning on our Facebook page!Baby's ticket page also says RSVPing on UMO's Facebook page is the way to get in.
We recently caught UMO at Lincoln Hall in Chicago and have some pics and the setlist here. More below...
by Bill Pearis
Jack Tatum is currently finishing up work on the third Wild Nothing album (Nocturne came out in 2012). While no details on that have been announced, Wild Nothing will be playing their first live dates in two years, a string of five free shows this month, all sponsored by Converse Rubber Tracks. (Welcome to the new paradigm.) Those include one at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 16 with Journalism opening. Free tickets can be claimed via Ticketmaster starting Wednesday (5/6) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with a flyer for the tour and a stream of Nocturne, below...
Titus Andronicus at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by David Andrako)
The 2014 Northside Festival returns to multiple Brooklyn venues from June 12-15, and the initial lineup was just announced. It includes Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Fuck Buttons, a co-bill with Titus Andronicus & Eagulls, Beach Fossils, Omar Souleyman, Dan Croll, Mas Ysa, Luke Temple, Craft Spells, Juan Wauters, Big Ups, Low Fat Getting High, Vulture Shit and more. As usual, there will be two big free shows in McCarren Park on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Lineups for those shows, other specifics on the Northside schedule, and many more artists TBA. Badges are on sale now.
The film portion runs from June 16-19 and more details on that are here.
Full initial music lineup below...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
howlin' Local Natives
It was no secret that it was Local Natives' first time playing the huge Terminal 5 last night. The band mentioned it numerous times throughout their set, and their excitement was obvious. They'd played other venues in New York City before, but last night was different. This was their "first big New York show," as multi-instrumentalist, Kelcey Ayer, frequently alluded to; plus New York City happened to be the place where they recorded their latest release, Hummingbird (French Kiss). Last night was also their first of back to back shows at Terminal 5--a noteworthy feat for any act. Despite that pressure, Local Natives kicked off their performance without a hitch, tearing into Breakers with the sweet multi-part harmonies the band is so well known for. [CMJ]Last month, Local Natives brought their tour back to NYC for two nights at Terminal 5, first with dream popsters Wild Nothing (9/24) and then with Lucius (9/25). The band played almost all of this year's Hummingbird, and did a ton of favorites from their debut, Gorilla Manor, too like "Sun Hands," "Shape Shifter," and their cover of Talking Heads' "Warning Sign." Pictures and the setlist from the first night are in this post.
More pics below...
photo by Bill Pearis for BrooklynVegan Instagram
Still underway as I type this, the two-day Captured Tracks Festival happening this Labor Day Weekend at The Well in Bushwick featured a very special set on Sunday by a label supergroup dubbed Shitfather, featuring Cole Smith (Diiv), Dustin Payseur (Beach Fossils), Jack Tatum (Wild Nothing) and Mac DeMarco. That's them pictured above.
They did two songs by Cleaners from Venus ("Only a Shadow" and "Victoria Grey") whose records have been reissued on CT, brought out a couple of the Craft Spells guys for two of their songs, covered The Wake's "Pale Spectre" (with Cole dressed in drag as Charli from Blouse) and then did two Blank Dogs songs ("Setting Fire to Your House," "Tin Birds").
More about the whole fest later, but you can check out video of "Pale Spectre" and "Tin Birds" from Sunday, plus one of Mac DeMarco playing "Rock and Roll Nightclub" on Saturday at the Well (the first day of the fest), below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Beach House / Baroness / fans
We recently posted day 3 pictures of Lollapalooza 2013, and just posted a set of Grizzly Bear, and now we've got shots of some of the other artists we missed last time, like Beach House, Dog Blood (aka Skrillex and Boys Noize), Wavves, Baroness, Wild Nothing, Palma VIolets, and more.
photos by Robert Altman
Sometimes I worry about the crowd at Terminal 5, but this was clearly an audience of devoted fans, belting out every word of Fear Fun's deeper cuts like "Everyman Needs a Companion" and "Only Son of the Ladiesman" in addition to popular tracks "I'm Writing a Novel". Straddling the line between Jim Morrison and someone making fun of Jim Morrison, Father John Misty made stunts like singing with his microphone stand completely upside down work, while others, such as trying to wrap the mic cord around his neck or struggling to hop back on stage after singing from the photography pit, were met with Tillman's hilariously self-deprecating comments about trying to make this a memorable night for everyone. [Baeble Music]Former Fleet Fox Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty has been on tour, playing places like Bonnaroo and his intimate acoustic Maxwell's show, and last night (7/24) he came to NYC for his largest headlining show here yet: Terminal 5. In addition to the material from FJM's 2012 debut album, Fear Fun, he did a cover of The Beatles' "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" and a newer song, "I Love You, Honey Bear."
Opening the show was dream poppers Wild Nothing, who play a much smaller (sold-out) show at Maxwell's (7/26) on Friday and the Captured Tracks 5th Anniversary in September. Pictures of both bands are in this post.
Father John Misty also plays a free show in the Hamptons at Montauk's Surf Lodge on Sunday (7/28).
More pictures from Terminal 5, along with videos from FJM's set, below...
Mac Demarco @ Savannah Stopover 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice right before the first two captured tracks releases.Captured Tracks started in 2008 as a way for Mike Sniper to release his Blank Dogs records. The label grew the next year with releases from Dum Dum Girls, Woods, Grass Widow, The Beets, Wild Nothing, and more. In just a few short years, Captured Tracks has gone past its lo-fi origins to become one of the more respected indie labels around, and this year has released (or will) a few bona-fide pop records, including Widowspeak's second album, Wild Nothing's Empty Estate mini-LP, and MINKS' terrific second album, Tides End, which is out in August.
Mike Sniper: I honestly don't think I'd do anything different, I know that's a boring answer. Maybe to have 4x the amount of money when starting it. Stuff like that, things that are out of my control.
What do you envision for the next five years of Captured Tracks?
I don't like to play the future game. Just keep doing what we're doing and let the chips fall where they may. - [Captured Tracks]
In celebration of five years in existence, Captured Tracks is throwing a two-day party, called CT5, at The Well in Bushwick on August 31 and September 1 that features most of the bands on its active roster, including DIIV, Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, Blouse, Widowspeak, MINKS, Soft Moon, Soft Metals and more.
Single day tickets (8/31 here; 9/1 here) are $30; two-day passes are $55 and include a discount on used goods Captured Tracks' retail outlet which will open at 195 Calyer St. in Greenpoint this August; and there's an ultra-two-day pass ($100) that includes a gift bag with exlclusive merch and a store discount.
Full CT5 line-up and flyer are below.
As discussed, Wild Nothing are doing a few dates with Father John Misty, including NYC at Terminal 5 on July 24 to which tickets are still available. Between those shows and their appearance at Lollapalooza, Wild Nothing will be doing a few East Coast headlining shows, including one at Maxwell's on July 26. (The venue closes for good a few days later.) Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All Wild Nothing tour dates are listed below...
Grizzly Bear in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
The festival goes down on Randall's Island this weekend (6/7-9). We also just made a Spotify playlist of many of the artists we're excited to see this weekend. Listen to that below or on Spotify. Full Governors Ball schedule is also below...
Kanye West in Sweden in 2011 (more)
NYC festival Governors Ball is totally sold out of regular tickets, but if you weren't able to get yours and still want to go, there are still a few options. From now until Monday (5/27) at 11:59 PM, you can enter the Governors Ball Ticket Lottery. Entering the lottery gives you a chance to be selected to purchase either a 3-day pass or a single day ticket. More details on how the lottery works below.
Ticket lottery details and festival set times below...
Deerhunter at Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Governors Ball is less than a month away, and the fest has now released the daily schedule. They've done a pretty good job with not too many giant conflicts -- though there's a few like Grizzly Bear vs Beirut, Bloc Party vs The xx, Erykah Badu vs Beach House, and Nas vs Guns N Roses. Check out the daily line-ups across their four stages below.
by Bill Pearis
Wild Nothing have a new EP, Empty Estate, on the way, which will be out May 14 on Captured Tracks. That's the cover art above. Recorded in NYC back in January, the record is pretty different than anything Jack Tatum has done before, with a warbly postpunk/synthpop vibe, like what might have been released by Ze Records in 1979. Here's what Tatum says about it:
This is a record that happened very fast for me. We had just gotten back from a particularly long European tour last November, our first supporting Nocturne, and I was feeling a lot of things. I found myself struggling with what it meant to be a musician, with what music in general meant to me and what part I could possibly play in it. Playing the same songs every night for months left me bored with myself. But when I got home, for the first time in awhile it suddenly seemed that the pressure was off. We didn't have any tours planned for several months and I started to remember again why I love music in the first place. I listened to Brian Eno and David Bowie for weeks on end and felt like I was hearing them for the first time. I took a trip to Miami with my girlfriend. I visited my family. I felt free to try things musically that I would have stifled before. The songs on this EP were recorded over a 10 day period and are a reflection of this time. Of all the frustrations and successes and moments of peace in between.The first single from Empty Estates is "A Dancing Shell" which you can stream and check out the animated video of below. Pre-orders are being taken for a deluxe version of the record that comes in some fancy packaging which you can check out below.
Look for Wild Nothing on tour later this year, including NYC shows at Governors Ball in June and opening for Father John Misty at Terminal 5 on July 24. Tickets for that T5 show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (4/26) at noon with the regular on-sale happening Friday (4/26) at noon. All Wild Nothing tour dates are below.
Father John Misty at Coachella 2013 weekend 1 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
We knew that Father John Misty was quickly moving up in the world, but after his sold out Webster Hall show, he decided to scale things back a bit by announcing a tour with
Adam Green & Binki Shapiro and Jessica Pratt (Adam Green & Binki Shapiro dropped off) which brings him back to the NYC-area for a more intimate show on May 17 at Maxwell's, the day before FJM plays The Great GoogaMooga in Prospect Park. Not surprisingly, that show is long sold out (and so is GoogaMooga), but Father John Misty has expanded his tour to include his largest headlining show in NYC yet, Terminal 5 on July 24. Dream poppers Wild Nothing will be providing support at the show. Tickets for that one go on sale Friday (4/26) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/24) at noon.
Updated dates are listed, along with some videos of Father John Misty's set at Coachella yesterday (4/21), below...
Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
After it was already confirmed that Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service, The National, The Killers, and Mumford and Sons were playing Lollapalooza 2013, a pretty promising leak came which appeared to potentially reveal the rest of the lineup, and it turns out that leak was real.
In addition to the previously mentioned artists, Lollapalooza will include Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, The Cure, New Order, Baroness, Beach House, Cat Power, Death Grips, Jessie Ware, Father John Misty, DIIV, Wavves, Alt-J, Hot Chip, Disclosure, Baauer, Palma Violets, Angel Haze, Band of Horses, Crystal Castles and many others.
Lollapalooza goes down in Chicago from August 2 - 4 in Grant Park. Single day passes go on sale Wednesday (4/3) at 10 AM.
Full day-by-day lineup below...
Weird Al and Bonarroo phone bank (including Mike Birbiglia and Eugene Mirman...
With help from Eugene Mirman, Chris Gethard, Mike Birbiglia, Portugal. The Man and more, Weird Al just began announcing the 2013 Bonnaroo line-up on the Bonnaroo YouTube page which happens June 13 - 16 in Manchester, TN. Weird Al just announced Pretty Lights, Wilco, A$AP Rocky, and The xx, and over the next hour, more artists will be announced. We'll update this post as more announcements come.
Other artists playing include Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Jim James, Big K.R.I.T., Billy Idol, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Foals, Wild Nothing, Deap Vally, Killer Mike, Lord Huron, Divine Fits, Nas, Beach House, The Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Dirty Projectors, Baroness, The National, The Vaccines, Holy Ghost, Death Grips, R. Kelly, Alt-J, Purity Ring, Cat Power, Wu-Tang Clan, Bjork, Tame Impala, Animal Collective, The Tallest Man on Earth, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Earl Sweatshirt, Four Tet, Father John Misty, Swans, A-Trak, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Cults, AraabMuzik, DIIV, Charli XCX, Matthew E. White, Frank Turner, JEFF the Brotherhood, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Calexico, Two Gallants, and more.
Tickets for the festival go on sale Saturday (2/23) at noon EST.
There's also now a video of Daniel Tosh announcing the initial lineup, which you can watch, along with the current list of announced names, below...
Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...
Governors Ball, which started as a small NYC festival on Governors Island and moved to the larger Randall's Island last year, keeps getting bigger and bigger. This year's fest takes place June 7th, 8th & 9th, and tickets go on sale Friday. Check out the full lineup, in list, video and flyer format - one unannounced headliner included, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
every year between Christmas and New Year's, we catch up on unposted stuff. This year is no different...
As you might remember, Grimes headlined a big free outdoor Hudson Park River Rocks show over the summer at Pier 84 with support from Captured Tracks indie rockers Wild Nothing and DIIV. We already posted a set of pictures from that show back in August after the show happened, and we've got a second belated set of pics that are in this post.
Grimes had a pretty amazing year this year (love it or hate it), making a huge leap from being relatively underground to becoming one of the most talked about indie pop successes of the year. We blogged about her a lot, everyone blogged about her a lot, she made a ton of year end lists, and had one of the biggest indie pop songs of the year with "Oblivion" (Pitchfork's number 1 track). Grimes also gave us her own year-end list which included things like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, and Swans.
More pics from the Pier 84 show below...
"My Morning Jacket was formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jim James (real name: James Olliges Jr). The original line-up also included three members of the Shelbyville emo-punk band Winter Death Club; namely John McQuade (later known as Johnny Quaid - guitar and vocals), Tom Blankenship (later known as Two Tone Tommy - bass) and J. Roberts (later known as J. Glenn - drums)." [Wikipedia]My Morning Jacket will stay busy this holiday season, with three shows at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre (tickets) that lead up to a New Year's Eve show in Boston, and then the Hurricane Sandy relief benefit at Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre on January 2 (tickets), a show that's hosted by Matt Pinfield and also features Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Joseph Arthur, Nicole Atkins, River City Extension, Tangiers Blues Band and "special guests."
MMJ bassist Tom Blankenship (who also recently helped out with Brooklyn Rock Lottery) gave us his list of Top 10 LPs of 2012. While it includes year-end list mainstays Frank Ocean and Alt-J, there are some surprises as well. You can check out his year-end picks below.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Ex Cops - Wonderful Christmas Time (MP3)
photo by Nanci Sarrouf
Admission. Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time" is easily my most-hated holiday pop song. Repetive, grating, plodding, and seemingly recorded by accident, the song makes me want to suck a candycane into a point and gouge out my eardrums. (Unlike, say, The Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping" which I can listen to ad infinitum.) So it's a Christmas miracle that Ex Cops have taken this unfortunate Macca yuletide perennial and sped it up, turned it up and transformed it into a rough-hewn little indiepop charmer. We've got the premiere of the song right here in the post to download above or stream below. Merry Ex-mas.
Another present you're going to have to wait a bit for is Ex Cops terrific debut album, True Hallucinations, which hits January 22 via Other Music Recording Company. The band are playing a record release show at Glasslands that same day with Hunters also on the bill (tickets). After that, Ex Cops play Mercury Lounge on February 15 and tickets to that show are on sale at noon. You can see them sooner than that, though, as they were just added to tonight's Paul Banks show at Webster Hall (12/14) and tickets are still available.
Meanwhile Ex Cops' Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun have each submitted lists of their favorite songs from 2012. In a bit of daring, they both include their own single "You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb" on their respective lists. Check them out below.