Durand Jones & The Indications – “Smile” [Video]

Durand Jones & The Indications will be be getting a deluxe version reissue of their 2016 self-titled debut album on March 16 via Dead Oceans/Colemine Records. Along with the album, the deluxe version will contain a digital version of Durand Jones and The Indications Live Vol. 1 making it worth the revisit. The vinyl is also getting a nice new limited color pressing and the bundle choice comes with a bonus 7″. You can find those at Dead Oceans HERE.

In support of the release, the band released this new video for “Smile” and will extensively tour the U.S. and Europe. All the dates are below.

March 12-18—Austin, TX—SXSW
March 19—San Antonio, TX—Paper Tiger
March 22—Santa Fe, NM—Santa Fe Brewing Company
March 23 —Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar
March 24—San Diego, CA—Soda Bar
March 27—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour
March 29—San Francisco, CA—The Independent
March 30—Visalia, CA—Cellar Door
March 31—Santa Cruz, CA—The Catalyst Atrium
April 2—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge
April 3—Seattle, WA—Barboza
April 5—Boise, ID—The Olympic
April 6—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
April 7—Denver, CO—Larimer Lounge
April 8—Kansas City, MO—recordBar
April 9—Davenport, IA—The Raccoon Motel
April 11—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry
April 12—Madison, WI—The Frequency
April 13—Chicago, IL—Lincoln Hall
April 14—Detroit, MI—Underground @ DIME
April 15—Columbus, OH—The Basement
April 17—Indianapolis, IN—The Hi-Fi
April 18—Cincinnati, OH—Woodward
April 19—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
April 20—Birmingham, AL—WorkPlay
April 21—Atlanta, GA—Sweetwater 420 Festival
April 23—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle – Back Room
April 24—Asheville, NC—The Mothlight
April 25—Baltimore, MD—Ottobar
April 26—Philadelphia, PA—World Cafe Live – Upstairs
April 27—New York, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 28—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall
May 3—Stockholm, Sweden—Debaser Strand
May 4—Copenhagen, Denmark—Pumperhuset
May 7—Berlin, Germany—Privatclub
May 8—Cologne, Germany—Blue Shell
May 10—Amsterdam, Holland—Paradiso upstairs
May 11—Brussels, Belgium—AB Club
May 12—Paris, France—Les Etoiles
May 14—Glasgow, Scotland—Stereo
May 15—Manchester, UK— Gullivers
May 16—London, UK—The Waiting Room
May 17-19—Brighton, UK—The Great Escape
May 27—Napa, CA—BottleRock
July 7—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo


Sufjan Stevens – “Life With Dignity (Helado Negro Remix)” [Video]

A new Sufjan Stevens video for “Life With Dignity” (Helado Negro Remix), taken from Stevens’ The Greatest Gift mixtape, is out and it is sure to grab your emotions. Directed by Adam Carboni, the video follows three people living with cancer. A portion of proceeds from the release—a collection of outtakes, remixes and demos from Stevens’ 2015 album Carrie & Lowell—benefit the Cancer Support Community.

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) and its Gilda’s Club affiliates are dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research, and advocacy. The organization touches more than one million people a year through its international network of Affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. For more information, please visit So that no one faces cancer alone®


The National – “Dark Side Of The Gym” [Video]

The National have released the video for “Dark Side Of The Gym”, directed, choreographed and starring NYC Ballet Resident Choreographer and soloist Justin Peck and executive produced by former Miami City Ballet dancer and current dance filmmaker Ezra Hurwitz. Also starring former Miami City Ballet mentor and Principal dancer, Patricia Delgado, the video finds the duo gracefully move around a balloon filled auditorium.

Their new album Sleep Well Beast has received Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package.

You can currently catch The National on tour in North America, see all tour dates below.

12/1 — Vancouver, BC — Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12/2 — Vancouver, BC — Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12/4 — Philadelphia, PA — Verizon Hall
12/5 — Washington, DC — The Anthem
12/7 — Montreal, QB — Metropolis
12/8 — Montreal, QB — Metropolis
12/9 — Toronto, ON — Sony Center For The Performing Arts
12/10 — Hamilton, ON — FirstOntario Concert Hall
12/12 — Chicago, IL — Civic Opera House
12/13 — Chicago, IL — Civic Opera House

12/20 — Las Vegas, NV — The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
12/23 — Mexico City, MX — Pepsi Center WTC


The She’s – “Sorry” [Video]

San Francisco’s The She’s have a new music video for their single, “Sorry.” Hannah Valente (vocals, guitar) says, “The song and video are about the fragility of relationships. It’s about wanting to hold onto the fantasy or those last wisps of when it was amazing, but in the end knowing it isn’t meant to be.”

The She’s forthcoming sophomore album, “all female rock and roll quartet”, is to be released November 17th via Empty Cellar Records (The Cairo Gang, Cool Ghouls, The Sandwitches, Magic Trick). The four piece, who have been playing music together since elementary school, self-produced the 12-song album with counsel and encouragement from tUne-Yards’ Merrill Garbus.

You can pre-order their sophomore record HERE.


METZ – “Drained Lake” [Video]

Here is METZ’s new video for “Drained Lake,” from their recently released album Strange Peace which is out now on Sub Pop Records. Director Shayne Ehman (who also directed the band’s video for “Cellophane”) highlights no less than the transient nature of time and space, through cutlery and kitchen wares. Fun video stuff!

METZ will begin the European leg of their 2017 international tour on November 2nd in Prague at the Futurum until the band returns to North America on December 7th, with a show in Seattle at Neumos. All of their current tour dates follow:

Nov. 02 – Prague, CZ – Futurum !
Nov. 03 – Wroclaw, PL – Klub Firlej !
Nov. 04 – Warsaw, PL – Klub Hydrozagadka !
Nov. 06 – Berlin, DE – Bi Nuu !
Nov. 07 – Copenhagen, DE – Loppen !
Nov. 08 – Hamburg, DE – Knust !
Nov. 09 – Zwolle, NL – Poppodium Hedon ^
Nov. 10 – Kortrijk, BE – De Kruen (Sonic City Festival)
Nov. 11 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival
Nov. 12 – Le Havre, FR – Le Tetris %
Nov. 14 – Nimes, FR – La Paloma %
Nov. 15 – Bordeaux, FR – Theatre Barbey %
Nov. 16 – Toulouse, FR – Club Metronum %
Nov. 17 – Barcelona, ES – La (2) De Apolo %
Nov. 18 – Madrid, ES – Moby Dick %
Nov. 20 – Nantes, FR – Pole Etudiant %
Nov. 21 – Paris, FR – Le Trabendo %
Nov. 22 – London, UK – The Garage %
Nov. 23 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece %
Nov. 24 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club %
Nov. 25 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Dec. 07 – Seattle, WA – Neumos **
Dec. 08 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt **
Dec. 09 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir **
Dec. 11 – San Francisco, CA – Independent **
Dec. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram **
Dec. 13 – San Diego, CA – Casbah **
Dec. 15 – Austin, TX – Mohawk & **

!w/ Protomartyr
^ w/ Brian Case
% w/ Drahla
& w/ Cherubs
** w/ Moaning


Moral High Horses – “In Other Shoes” [Video]

Here is a new video from San Francisco’s Moral High Horses which just released their debut self-titled EP last Friday. You may be familiar with the group already, as they formed in 2016 under the name Foreign and already have built a fan base with several releases. “In Other Shoes” is a solid track so this re-branding to Moral High Horses has some momentum.

If you are interested in picking up the EP you can find it HERE. You can also check the band out live at the tour dates below.

Tour Dates:
October 13th // San Francisco, California – Neck of the Woods (EP Release Show)
October 25th // Seattle, Washington – The Rendezvous
October 27th // Portland, Oregon – The Firkin Tavern
October 28th // San Francisco, California – The Halloween Bash (Secret House Show)
November 4th // San Jose, California – Caravan Lounge


The Friday Fire Track: The Breeders – “Wait In The Car” [Video]

Anytime a band comes back together it is news. The quartet of Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson, better known as The Breeders, made that happen in 2013 for the 20th anniversary of their 1993 classic Last Splash. Now, the Dayton band has a killer new two-minute track in “Wait In The Car” which proves they still have it. All we really need to say is “Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow.” The track is fun, energetic and ultra-catchy.

No news on an album yet but this single is part of a series of 7″ releases via 4AD. One will be available at the band’s upcoming tour dates, (pressed on orange vinyl, featuring a cover of Amon Düül II’s 1970 track “Archangel’s Thunderbird”, recorded with Steve Albini in Chicago). Another will be available exclusively at select independent record stores from October 27th (pressed on yellow vinyl and including a cover of Devo’s “Gates of Steel”). Details of a third version (featuring Kim’s reimagining of Mike Nesmith’s ‘Joanne’ and pressed on red vinyl) will be announced later in the year. Each version is limited to 1500 copies worldwide.

The Breeders will begin their previously announced 21 dates in Europe and North American starting later this month. They’ll also play a warm-up show for the tour in Newport, KY on October 10th and support Arcade Fire on two dates in St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL at the end of the month, just before their US tour starts. All the dates are below and Enjoy your Friday!

10th – The Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY, US
15th – ABC, Glasgow, UK
16th – Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
17th – Academy 2, Manchester, UK **SOLD OUT**
18th – Electric Ballroom, London, UK **SOLD OUT**
22nd – Melkweg Max, Amsterdam, Netherlands
23rd – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
24th – Heimathafen, Berlin, Germany
25th – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
27th – La Gaité Lyrique, Paris France **SOLD OUT**
29th – XCEL Energy Centre, St-Paul, MN, US #
30th – United Center, Chicago, IL, US #
1st – Magic Stick, Detroit, MI, US
3rd – The Sinclair, Boston, MA, US **SOLD OUT**
4th – Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
5th – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, US **SOLD OUT**
6th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
8th – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR, US **SOLD OUT**
9th – Showbox at Market, Seattle, WA, US **SOLD OUT**
11th – The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA **SOLD OUT**
12th – The Independent, San Francisco, CA **SOLD OUT**
13th – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA **SOLD OUT**
# = with Arcade Fire


Dude York – “Black Jack” [Video]

Here is the new music video from Dude York for “Black Jack.” It is the opening track from Dude York’s full-length Sincerely, which was released earlier this year.

Dude York are currently touring the West Coast with Sub Pop signees LVL UP, and will be touring America this winter with Alex Lahey. See below for a full list of dates.


09.21.17 – Portland, OR – The Star Theater *
09.22.17 – Seattle, WA – Barboza *
09.23.17 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *
11.15.17 – Allston, MA – Great Scott #
11.16.17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
11.17.17 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live #
11.19.17 – Washington, DC – DC9 #
11.22.17 – Toronto, CA – Drake Hotel #
11.24.17 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean #
11.25.17 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry #
11.29.17 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada #
11.30.17 – Austin, TX – Barracuda #
12.02.17 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge #
12.03.17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court #
12.05.27 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge #
12.06.17 – San Diego, CA – Casbah #

* – w/ LVL UP
# – w/ Alex Lahey


Guided By Voices – “Low Flying Perfection” [Video]

Here is a new video from Guided By Voices for “Low Flying Perfection.” The song is off their recently released and Headphone Approved LP How Do You Spell Heaven.

The video was directed by Sean Cannon and Chris Witzke. Cannon, host of WFPK’s The Guestlist radio show / podcast from Louisville, states: “The narrative for this video hit me all at once, with most of the scenes fully formed in my head. You don’t always get that lucky. I realized pretty quickly the visuals would match the intensity, immediacy, and intimacy of “Low Flying Perfection.” We rushed out to the woods armed with nothing but a camera and an ax. Two hours later, Chris and I captured this story.”

Currently there are still plenty of chances to catch the GBV live show so check out the dates below and book your hotel!

Guided By Voices Tour Dates:
10/6 – Lexington KY – The Burl
10/7 – Marengo OH – Hoof Hearted Brewery
10/14 – Columbia SC – The Jam Room Music Festival -* FREE*
10/24 – Omaha NE – The Waiting Room
10/25 – Denver CO – Bluebird Theater
10/27 – Las Vegas NV – The Bunkhouse Saloon
10/28-29 – The Growlers Six Fest – Los Angeles, CA – L.A. Water Front

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