Videos

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 www.cancersupportcommunity.org. 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.

2017
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

2018
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!

October
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 #
November
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.

TOUR 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

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – “Over Everything” [Video]

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have joined forces to release a collaboration as unique and unusual as their talents. The new album Lotta Sea Lice will be released October 13th via Matador Records. The record also finds Barnett and Vile grabbing some of their colleagues as well for the album such as Mick Turner and Jim White of the Dirty Three, Stella Mozgawa from Warpaint, and Aussie icon Mick Harvey. You can pre-order the record now HERE.

Courtney and Kurt will be touring North America this fall. Their live band, The Sea Lice, is a revolving cast of musicians including Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Rob Laakso (The Violators, The Swirlies, Mice Parade) and Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin and touring member of Sleater-Kinney and Wild Beasts). You can check out the dates below.

Upcoming Live Dates
10/11 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (SOLD OUT)
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
10/18 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
10/20 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/21 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox (SOLD OUT)
10/25 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)
10/26 – Chicago, IL – Rockefeller Chapel (SOLD OUT)
10/27 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)
10/28 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (SOLD OUT)
10/30 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/31 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
11/01 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (SOLD OUT)
11/03 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
11/04 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
11/06 – Loew’s Jersey Theatre – Jersey City, NJ
11/07 – The Anthem – Washington, DC
11/09 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/10 – Dallas, TX – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
11/11 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)

PUP – “Old Wounds” [Video]

Toronto-based punks PUP are well known for one-upping themselves. PUP release their latest for “Old Wounds,” a totally immersive, choose your adventure style video. That is right – sort of a choose your adventure video –
cool!

“This video is one of the craziest things we’ve done as a band,” laughs singer/guitarist Stefan Babcock. “We actually each wrote our own individual storylines,” Babcock continues. “From Steve’s sports obsession to Zack’s weirdo sci-fi brain soup, and Nestor’s unnatural love of pizza to me going off the deep end in the wilderness… this video is pure PUP.”

Video Premiere: Romeo Dance Cheetah – “The Air Guitar Song”

At some point, we have all done it. A sweet rhythmic head toss, a powerful pelvic thrust, a double handed slide complete with a power chord strum in perfect synchronization. That is right – the AIR GUITAR!

Today’s video premiere of “The Air Guitar Song” from Romeo Dance Cheetah takes things to an entire different level because he is the real deal and the 2010 US National Champion of air guitar. In fact, the video today features some of the best air guitars in the world today, which hold multiple national and world titles. You want some official air guitar? Just watch the video now!

How do you achieve this guitar greatness?! Well, the World Air Guitar Competition is taking place this weekend in Oulu, Finland. Also, “The Air Guitar Song” video will be seen by all during the Oulu Finland Music Video Festival which runs in conjunction with the competition. It is going to be a great weekend!


Now, Romeo Dance Cheetah is not stopping with this video. He is launching his music career with the debut release of his comedy rock album, Magnificent Man on October 27th. Think Darkness drinks with Ween and then gets totally crazy with Tenacious D. Yep – that is Romeo Dance Cheetah!

Clearly, TFN wishes Romeo and all the competitors luck this weekend as the purpose of the Air Guitar World Championships is to promote world peace. According to the ideology of the Air Guitar – “Wars would end, climate change stop and all bad things disappear, if all the people in the world played the Air Guitar. This is why the whole universe is invited to play the Air Guitar for world peace at the end of the competition.”

With that said, TFN completely endorses giving it your best Hendrix, Prince or Slash right now. World peace and a Flying V can’t be stopped!

Romeo Dance Cheetah Website
Romeo Dance Cheetah Facebook

Air guitarists featured in the video:
Matt “Aristotle” Burns (USA) 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 US Champ, 2016 World Champ
Kareel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants (RUS) 2015 World Champ
Nanami “Seven Seas” Nagura (JPN) 2014 World Champ
Eric “Mean Melin” Melin (USA) 2013 World Champ
Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard (USA) 2011 US Champ, 2012 World Champ
Craig “Hot Lixx Hulahan” Billmeier (USA) 2006, 2008 US Champ, 2008 World Champ
Zac “Mr.Magnet” Monro (GBR) 2001, 2002 World Champ
Nicole “Mom Jeans Jeanie” Sevcik 2017 National Champ
Jason “Lt. Facemelter” Farnan 2013 National Champ
Dan “Bjorn Turoque” Crane star of “Air Guitar Nation” the movie and host of the World Air Guitar Championships
Multiple air guitarists from the world-famous French Air Band “Airnadette”
Air guitarists from around the US, Taiwan, England, France, Japan, Russia…etc.

Racquet Club – “Head Full Of Bees” [Video]

Racquet Club is the newly formed quartet featuring members of Knapsack, The Jealous Sound and Samiam which are releasing their self-titled debut album September 29th via Rise Records. Produced by Alex Newport (Bloc Party, Frank Turner), Racquet Club sounds like the indie rock record you would expect.

The music video for “Head Full Of Bees,” was directed by Steve Hanft who is best known Beck’s “Where It’s At” video. Racquet Club will be making the below headline and support appearances throughout 2017.

SEPTEMBER
29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
30 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex #

OCTOBER
03 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge *
04 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour *
05 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (Voodoo Lounge) *
06 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues *
07 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone *
09 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound *
10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird *
11 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room *
12 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean ^
13 – Lansing, MI – The Loft *
14 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s *
16 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East Upstairs ^
17 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s ^
18 – Washington, DC – DC9 ^
19 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory ^
20 – Garwood, NJ – Crossroads ^
21 – Lancaster, PA – Lizard Lounge ^

# = supporting Hot Water Music
* = supporting The Movielife and The Early November
^ = headline show

Kevin Morby – “Downtown’s Lights” [Video]

Kevin Morby has a new video for the contemplative City Music standout “Downtown’s Lights.” Directed by Hugo Jouxtel and shot in Paris, the video – like the album – is a paean to the cities of the world, with the City of Lights taking center stage.

Kevin begins his US tour next week in Seattle. This comes on the heels of festival performances at Primavera Sound, Field Day, Bonnaroo, Solid Sound, Roskilde, Montreux Jazz Festival, Latitude, Newport Folk, and more, as well as heaps of critical praise for his album City Music (the follow-up to last year’s breakthrough Singing Saw). All current dates are below.

KEVIN MORBY TOUR DATES:
Mon. Aug. 21 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Tue. Aug 22 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Thu. Aug 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Fri. Aug 25 – Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artey
Sat. Aug 26 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
Mon. Aug 28 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
Tue. Aug 29 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Thu. Aug 31 – Spring Green, WI @ Shitty Barn
Fri. Sep 1 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Sat. Sep 2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Sun. Sep 3 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Mon. Sep 4 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PBD
Fri. Sep 8 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Thu. Sep 7 – Sun. Sep 10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
Wed. Sep 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Thu. Sep 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theater
Fri. Sep 15 – Dallas, TX @ Sundown at Granada
Sat. Sep 16 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Mon. Sep 18 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
Tue. Sep 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Thu. Sep 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Fri. Sep 22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
Sun. Sep 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Sun. Oct. 29 – Nantes, FR @ Festival Soy
Tue. Oct. 31 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Wed. Nov. 1- Leffinge, BE @ De Zwerver / Autumn Falls
Fri. Nov. 3 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique/ Autumn Falls
Sun. Nov. 5 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Mon. Nov. 6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Tue. Nov. 7 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
Wed. Nov. 8 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Thu. Nov. 9 – Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
Sun. Nov. 12 – Köln, DE @ Luxor
Tue. 14 Nov. – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
Wed. Nov. 15 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
Fri. Nov. 17 – Ravenna, IT @ Bronson
Sat. Nov. 18 – Rome, IT @ Monk
Sun. Nov. 19 – Milan, IT @ Serraglio
Mon. Nov 20 – St. Gallen, CH @ Palace
Tue. Nov. 21 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
Wed. Nov. 22 – Rouen, FR @ Le 106
Fri. Nov 24 -Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Sat. Nov 25 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

The National – “Carin At The Liquor Store” [Video]

Another great new track from the upcoming National record Sleep Well Beast. Watch the new video today, get ready for the album release on September 8th via 4AD and check out their upcoming tour dates below.

Current Tour Dates
10/05/17 – Wang Theatre – Boston, MA (SOLD OUT)
10/06/17 – Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY
10/7/17 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
10/8/17 – Masonic Hall – Detroit,MI
10/11/17 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA
10/12/17 – CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
10/14/17 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
11/27/17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR (SOLD OUT)
11/28/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
11/29/17 – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
12/01/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/02/17 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver BC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/04/17 – Verizon Hall – Philadelphia, PA (SOLD OUT)
12/05/17 – The Anthem – Washington,DC
12/07/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/08/17 – Metropolis – Montreal QC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/09/17 – Sony Centre – Toronto ON, CANADA (SOLD OUT) (SOLD OUT)
12/10/17 – Hamilton Place Theatre – Hamilton ON, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/12/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
12/13/17 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)

Iron & Wine – “Thomas County Law” [Video]

Iron & Wine and returning director J. Austin Wilson (“Call It Dreaming”) have delivered an official video for “Thomas County Law” from the new album Beast Epic. The album is due out August 25th on Sub Pop.

Iron & Wine has scheduled an extensive U.S. tour with a full band in support of Beast Epic beginning with a two night stand in Chicago on October 12th and 13th (both at Thalia Hall), and ends with a two night stand in New York in November 13th (at Town Hall) and 14th (at Brooklyn Steel). The fall tour is preceded by a week long jaunt through the Southeastern U.S., which spans August 26th through August 30th. Dates are below. For up to date information on tickets, please visit HERE.

Summer 2017
Aug. 26 – Fayetteville, AR – Roots Festival – SOLD OUT
Aug. 27 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note %
Aug. 28 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre %
Aug. 29 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn % – SOLD OUT
Aug. 30 – Louisville, KY – WFPK on the Waterfront
Aug. 31 – Nashville, TN – Lightning 100’s Live On the Green

Fall 2017
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
Oct. 13 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall # – SOLD OUT
Oct. 14 – StPaul,MN – Palace Theatre #
Oct. 15 – Lincoln, NE – Rococo Theatre #
Oct. 17 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater #
Oct. 18 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theater
Oct. 19 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater #
Oct. 20 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater – SOLD OUT
Oct. 21 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian*
Oct. 27 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s* – SOLD OUT
Oct. 28 – San Diego, CA – Balboa #
Oct. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren #
Oct. 30 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey #
Nov. 01 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler # – SOLD OUT
Nov. 02 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater #
Nov. 03 – Houston, TX – The Heights # – SOLD OUT
Nov. 04 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater #
Nov. 06 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room#
Nov. 07 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham #
Nov. 09 – Washington DC – Lincoln Theatre #
Nov. 10 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall #
Nov. 11 – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center # – SOLD OUT
Nov. 12 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre #
Nov. 13 – New York, NY – Town Hall #
Nov. 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*

% w/Lydia Loveless
# w/John Moreland
* w/OHMME

Manchester Orchestra – “The Gold” [Video]

Manchester Orchestra had always prided themselves on their approach. The Atlanta-based band, led by Andy Hull and co-writer Robert McDowell (who is also Hull’s brother-in-law and lifelong friend), had spent their career challenging each other to build a poignant, exhilarating narrative with each new album and EP. The band had worked relentlessly to cultivate a passionate fan base the old-fashioned way: releasing music, making music videos, and touring (most recently with drummer Tim Very and bassist Andy Prince). Their previous long-player, 2014’s Cope, had even spawned a cover album of itself by its creators, an acoustic-reworking and reimagining of its songs with a heavily emotional bent that they called Hope. But now — thirty years old, stable, and a first-time father — Hull found himself facing a crisis of inspiration.

A Black Mile to the Surface is a bold record of vision and purpose, inspired by and dwelling in a sensory, cinematic experience. It’s a reinvention of sorts, both musically and personally—a sort of cosmic worldview shift. But in the end, the record’s themes are universal. On the stunning final track, Hull sings, “Let me watch you as close as a memory/ Let me hold you above all the misery/ Let me open my eyes and be glad that I got here.” Certainly, that’s a father speaking hope to his daughter, but it’s also a message to listeners. How do you write songs about being happy? With your eyes wide open, your loved ones in front of you, and the misery of the world waiting just outside the door.

A Black Mile To The Surface is out July 28 via Loma Vista Recordings. The album – features production by Catherine Marks (Foals, The Killers, Interpol), John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings), and Dan Hannon (Manchester Orchestra’s longtime producer).

Wand – “Plum” [Video]

Los Angeles-based Wand have announced their new release of Plum, out September 22nd via Drag City Records. Watch the video for “Plum” below. As Hanson describes it, “The song transpires between our collective harmony and individual dissent. It felt like we were each trying to obstruct a clear path in order to discover new space. As a total accident, ‘Plum’ wound up being a miniature blueprint to the musical language we developed together over months of dedicated writing.” You can see the album’s tracklist below along with the band’s tour dates.

Plum Tracklisting:
1. Setting
2. Plum
3. Bee Karma
4. Charles De Gaulle
5. High Rise
6. White Cat
7. The Trap
8. Ginger
9. Blue Cloud
10. Driving

Wand Tour Dates:
Sat. Sep. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
Sun. Sep. 24 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
Mon. Sep. 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse #
Wed. Sep. 27 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake #
Thu. Sep. 28 – Lincoln, ME @ Lincoln Calling
Fri. Sep. 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
Sat. Sep. 30 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
Mon. Oct. 2 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G #
Tue. Oct. 3 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz #
Wed. Oct. 4 – Cambridge, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge #
Fri. Oct. 6 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
Sat. Oct. 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits #
Sun. Oct. 8 – Washington, DC @ DC9 #
Tue. Oct. 10 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings #
Wed. Oct. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 #
Thu. Oct. 12 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
Fri. Oct. 13 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda #
Sat. Oct. 14 – Dallas, TX @ Dada #
Sun. Oct. 15 – Norman, OK @ The Opolis #
Wed. Oct. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar #
Thu. Oct. 19 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
Sat. Oct. 21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt #
Sun. Oct. 22 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project #
Tue. Oct. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel #
Tue. Jan. 23 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
Wed. Jan. 24 – London, UK @ Dome
Thu. Jan. 25 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
Fri. Jan. 26 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Sat. Jan. 27 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage 2
Sun. Jan. 28 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell (main room)
Mon. Jan. 29 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds (room 2)

# = with Darto

Charly Bliss – “Westermarck” [Video]

NYC’s Charly Bliss have released a music video for “Westermarck,” a track from their debut album, Guppy, out now via Barsuk Records. Charly Bliss have also announced a UK run and a Brooklyn, NY show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in September.

The band is currently on tour and have dates with Death Cab For Cutie, Pup and Kevin Devine. All dates below.

TOUR DATES:
6/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall *
6/14 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club *
6/15 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
6/16 – New Haven, CT @ Café Nine
6/17 – Somerville, MA @ Once
6/23 – Portchester, NY @ Garcias ^
9/8 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren #
9/9 – San Bernardino, CA @ High and Low Fest
9/12 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb iFor Bach
9/13 – London, UK @ The Old Blue Last
9/14 – London, UK @ The Garage +
9/15 – Liverpool, UK @ Studio 2
9/16 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
9/17 – Glasgow, UK @ Hug & Pint
9/19 – Manchester, UK @ The Eagle Inn
9/20 – Birmingham, UK @ The Sunflower Lounge
9/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ MHOW @

* with Pup
^ with Kevin Devine
# with Death Cab for Cutie
@ with Sad13
+ with Chastity Belt

The Shoots – “I Don’t Know” [Video]

We are game for anything Paul Orwell touches. His new side project, The Shoots, features Orwell on guitar and backing vocals while Lord Essien takes the mic. The new group is rounded out with Michael Parrett (bass) & Charley Herbert (drums).

Their debut release (I Don’t Know // Do The Jerk) will be out on a limited 300 press 7″ and is available for pre-order today via Heavy Soul Records with an album to follow after. Watch the video at your own risk – it’s a ripper!

Foo Fighters – “Run” [Video]

Foo Fighters have a just hit everyone with the surprise-release new single, “Run.” “Run” is the first new Foo Fighters music since the band released the free Saint Cecilia EP in late 2015.

The track is accompanied by a time-traveling mind-warp of a video directed by the band’s own Dave Grohl. No word on a new record yet but hopefully soon!

Vagabon – “Fear & Force” [Video]

Vagabon has just shared a music video for “Fear & Force.” The track is another excellent song off her Headphone Approved debut, Infinite Worlds.

Vagabon has also announced tour dates with Teagan & Sara, Pinegrove, Girlpool and headlining dates with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya. All dates below.

TOUR DATES:
6/7 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva ^
6/8 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore ^
6/9 – Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art ^
6/11 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ~
7/10 – Easthampton, MA @ The Flywheel
7/11 – Allston, MA @ The Great Scott
7/12 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
713 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *
7/14 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
7/15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
717 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival *
718 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon *
8/11 – New York, NY @ Lincoln Center (Damrosch Park)
9/12 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater #
9/13 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery #
9/14 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
9/15 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha #
9/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
9/20 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge #
9/21 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
9/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
9/23 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
9/24 – Portland, OR @ Holocene #
9/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret #
9/26 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project #
9/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall #
9/29 – Santa Cruz,CA @ Crepe Place #
9/30 – Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good
10/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge #
10/5 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda #
10/6 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s #
10/7 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
10/8 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
10/11 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #

^ w/ Teagan & Sara
~ w/ Girlpool
* w/ Pinegrove
# w/ Nnamdi Ogbonnaya