tours announced: Future Islands, Red Fang, Slum Village, Cipha Sounds/Nitty Scott, more
Snail Mail has shared "Let's Find an Out" from her debut album, Lush, which is out June 8 via Matador. You can stream that below. She's also extended her 2018 tour, which includes runs with Long Beard and Bonny Doon, as well as shows with Belle & Sebastian and Blonde Redhead. Snail Mail play Brooklyn's Northside Festival on June 7 at Music Hall of Williamsburg which is with Corridor and Lionlimb (sold out, but they will be taking Northside badges based on capacity). Updated tour dates and tickets, here.
FYF FEST MAKEUP SHOWS
In addition to the My Bloody Valentine / Protomartyr show at LA's Shrine Expo Hall to make up for LA's cancelled FYF Fest, there will be other makeup shows with Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Car Seat Headrest, U.S. Girls, Glassjaw with JPEGMAFIA, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, serpentwithfeet, and more. More info here. All shows on sale Friday (5/18) at 10 AM Pacific.
Hand Habits is the project of Meg Duffy, who's also in the live lineups of Mega Bog and Kevin Morby's band, and we named her one of the best new-ish artists of 2017 off the strength of her debut album Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void). She's opening part of Angel Olsen's solo tour in September, and also has other dates including a headlining NYC show in June. Dates here.
RED FANG / BIG BUSINESS
Sludgy Portland rockers Red Fang have announced a headlining tour for September, which includes varying support from Big Business, Monolord, and Dead Now. There's a Brooklyn show on 9/19 at MHOW with both Big Business and Dead Now on the bill. All dates HERE. Red Fang's latest album is 2016's Only Ghosts. You can watch the video for "Not For You" from that album:
DOA with MDC and KEVIN SECONDS
Punk legends DOA are supporting new album Fight Back on a 40th anniversary tour, including one leg with fellow punk legends MDC (who released Mein Trumpf last year) and another with Kevin Seconds of punk legends 7Seconds (who sadly broke up earlier this year).
Australian indie rockers An Horse are back with their first new song in seven years and they're about to return to the stage. They're first touring with The Front Bottoms, then playing a few shows with Camp Cope, then doing a couple headlining dates.
Currently on tour in South America, Future Islands will be on tour in North America in late summer, beginning with Montreal's Osheaga festival and wrapping up with The National's There's No Leaving New York festival in Queens. They've just announced a bunch more dates in between those festivals, with shows in the U.S. and Canada. Those are on presale now and go on sale Friday, May 18 at 10 AM local time. Dates and ticket links are here. Future Islands also dropped a new single, "Calliope," via Adult Swim Singles series and you can listen to that here:
Seminal Australian punks The Scientists have reformed with their classic mid-'80s lineup, and have a couple new singles coming via In the Red. They're also gearing up for their first-ever U.S. tour, including two shows at Brooklyn's Union Pool.
Nineties-era Los Angeles garage-punks Red Aunts reformed a couple years ago after nearly two decades apart and are hitting the East Coast for shows at Philadelphia's Boot & Saddle on June 1 and Brooklyn's Rough Trade on June 2. Tickets for both are on sale.
CIPHA SOUNDS / NITTY SCOTT
DJ and comedian Cipha Sounds begins the "Take It Personal" tour -- "a night of comedy, storytelling, music and improv" -- later this month. All dates are with underground Brooklyn rap staple Nitty Scott and improv group A Tribe Called Yes, and Cipha is promising "lots of other guests and surprises." All dates and tickets (including NYC's Highline Ballroom on 6/2) HERE. Cipha also hosts Sunday brunch weekly at Comedy Cellar, and Aziz Ansari played the last one.
A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH / PIST.ON
As we mentioned as a sidenote in our recent recap of Life of Agony at Saint Vitus, former LOA/Type O Negative drummer Sal Abruscato's band A Pale Horse Named Death have former Type O drummer Johnny Kelly behind the kit again, and they're releasing a new album this year. They've now announced their return to the stage with three shows: Clifton, NJ's Dingbatz on 7/7, Brooklyn, NY's Kingsland on 10/4, and Philly's Voltage Lounge on 10/5. The latter two shows are both with the reunited Pist.On, who palled around with LOA and Type O back in the day. Pist.On were supposed to return with a Saint Vitus show in March, but it was cancelled due to weather and they've been promising to reschedule it. In related news, Johnny Kelly and his Type O bandmate Kenny Hickey's band Silvertomb is opening for LOA on tour later this year.
SLUM VILLAGE with DEAD PREZ, GUILTY SIMPSON & more
Detroit hip hop group Slum Village recently released a compilation of previously unreleased demos and remixes from the '90s when the late J Dilla was a member of the group. Their current lineup (T3 and Young RJ) is also touring this year, including a run with Guilty Simpson and a run with Dead Prez. The run with Dead Prez hits NYC's Highline Ballroom on 7/19. All dates HERE. Stream the new comp: