Christopher Anthony

American Wrestlers – “Give Up” [Video]

American Wrestlers released their sophomore album Goodbye Terrible Youth (Fat Possum) in the fall and it was a record we just never got to reivew. Solid indie pop is what you get and this simple but catchy video sums up their sound nicely.

The band is starting a US tour today so watch the video then see if they are hitting your town this January.

American Wrestlers Tour Dates
Tue. Jan. 10 || Nashville, TN || The High Watt w/NE-HI
Wed. Jan. 11 || Atlanta, GA || Drunken Unicorn w/ NE-HI
Thu. Jan. 12 || New Orleans, LA || Hi-Ho Lounge w/NE-HI
Fri. Jan. 13 || Houston, TX || Raven Tower w/NE-HI
Sat. Jan. 14 || Austin, TX || Sidewinder (Inside) w/NE-HI
Sun. Jan. 15 || Dallas, TX || Three Links w/ NE-HI
Wed. Jan 18 || Phoenix, AZ || Valley Bar
Thu. Jan. 19 || San Diego, CA || Soda Bar
Fri. Jan. 20 || Los Angeles, CA || Bootleg Theater
Sat. Jan. 21 || San Francisco, CA || Bottom of the Hill
Tue. Jan. 24 || Seattle, WA || The Crocodile
Wed. Jan. 25 || Portland, OR || Bunk Bar
Thu. Jan. 26 || Boise, ID || The Olympic
Fri. Jan. 27 || Salt Lake City, UT || Kilby Court
Sat. Jan. 28 || Denver, CO || Lost Lake Lounge

Marching Church – “2016” [Video]

Over the past weekend, Marching Church released the video for their song, “2016,” off new album, Telling It Like It Is. Elias Bender Rønnenfelt describes the video: “We have reached the very tail end of 2016, the year which also spawns the title of this song. This is our attempt at a testament. Marching Church burns its calendar in a feeble and useless longing to undo the past 365 days marked by consistent atrocity, wronging and slaughter, while also taking us through recent ocular memories from the orient and its dirty pearls.”

This is an album that we still have in the review queue and one TFN recommends checking out. Marching Church also has a string of tour dates over the next few months, which you can check below, so if you are up for a solid live show get it on your calendar!

Marching Church Tour Dates:
Fri. Jan. 13 — Seattle, WA @ The Sunset #
Sat. Jan. 14 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
Mon. Jan. 16 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center #
Tue. Jan. 17 —San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #
Thu. Jan. 19 — Los Angeles, CA @ Echo #
Fri. Jan. 20 — San Diego, CA @ Hideout #
Sat. Jan. 21 — Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge #
Sun. Jan. 22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister #
Tue. Jan. 24 — Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
Wed. Jan. 25 — San Antonio, TX @ The Monterey #
Thu. Jan. 26 – McAllen, TX @Yerberia Cultura #
Fri. Jan. 27 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall #
Sat. Jan. 28 — New Orleans, LA@ Siberia #
Sun. Jan. 29 — Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
Mon. Jan. 30 — Nashville, TN @ Third Man #
Tue. Jan. 31 — Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
Thu. Feb. 2 — Baltimore, MD @ Metro #
Fri. Feb. 3 — Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle #
Sat. Feb. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale #
Wed. Feb. 15 – Aarhus, DK @ Tape
Thu. Feb. 16 – Aalborg, DK @ Studenterhuset
Fri. Feb. 17 – Copenhagen, DK @ Frost Festival

# = with Bernardino Femminielli

Pixies – “Classic Masher” [Video]

Pixies’ bassist Paz Lenchantin has directored the band’s newest music video, “Classic Masher” from the new album Head Carrier.

The clip was shot in Los Angeles earlier this month and features Lenchantin’s father Mario Merdirossian as the pianist as well as three friends – Hannah Vandermolen (driver), Adelaide Crocker (middle seat) and Virginia Rand (red lips). Graffiti was created by Jules Muck “MuckRock.”

Pixies just wrapped a four-date “warm up” run in Southern California and will head to Europe on November 15 for a three-week tour, Leg One of the band’s 2016-2017 global trek. Dates are below.

15 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
16 Hala Arena, Poznan, Poland
17 Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
18 Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
20 Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
21 Coliseum, Porto, Portugal
23 Zenith, Paris, France
24 Palladium, Koln, Germany
25 Lotto, Antwerp, Belgium
27 HMH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
28 Brixton Academy, London, UK SOLD OUT
29 Brixton Academy, London, UK SOLD OUT
30 O2 Academy, Leeds, UK SOLD OUT

2 Barrowland, Glasgow, UK – SOLD OUT
3 O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK – SOLD OUT
4 Apollo, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
6 Brixton Academy, London, UK – SOLD OUT
7 Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
8 Birmingham Academy, Birmingham, UK – SOLD OUT