One day ahead of the release of Arc Iris’ Ba Da Bing debut Icon of Ego, we’re pleased to share a new video for ‘If You Can See,’ their “optimistic and ebullient” track about everyone making it through together.
The video features a large cast of characters from Arc Iris’ native Providence, RI, singing along to the track. Read more about it at NPR Music.
Arc Iris has a huge US tour coming up this fall as well, here are dates:
On July 16th, Noisey premiered Sarah Davachi's single "Evensong" and announced her upcoming album "Gave In Rest" due September 14th. In "Gave in Rest," Davachi reinterprets medieval and Renaissance music through a modern lens.
The LP/CD is available for preorder via Grapefruit Records.
Stream "Evensong" here!
August 3: First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, US
August 9: The Baby G, Toronto, ON, Canada
August 10: Stationnement Ethel, Montreal, QC, Canada
September 7: Up to Date Festival, Białystok, Poland
September 8: TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
October 5: STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
October 13: Trafalgar Warehouse, Sheffield, UK
October 14: The Sage Gateshead, Northern Rock Foundation Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
October 27: Semibreve, Braga, Portugal
Announcing Hamish Kilgour’s new album, Finklestein!
Hamish was generous enough to let us work with him on his first solo album, and apparently, we didn’t piss him off in any awful way, because we are back four years later with his second! Like before, I don’t know if “solo” is really appropriate, since he has a stageload of people assisting him here, but I would guess he had say on final cut, which is no doubt highly valued when you are most known for being in a band you share with your sibling (that band is The Clean, ok? The Clean. Ever heard of The Clean???) Finklestein takes Hamish’s mad creative instincts and lets it loose over a lightly themed album, based on a fairytale he conceived for his son. While Finklestein is the name of the imaginary kingdom he invented, the record Finklestein sounds like this entire world showed up to play an instrument.
Here are two songs for you from this glorious and colorful release, just to give a sense of the breadth:
For those early birds who love their Hamish, there’s a Finklestein Special Edition, which includes Funklestein, an entire second LP of music created to complement it’s cohort release. This bonus LP, limited to 50 copies and vinyl only, provides two psychedelirious side long tracks (Side A: “Reaction” & Side B: “Action”) using the same musicians and studio as Finklestein proper.
Today, Katie Von Schleicher shared "Glad To Be Here" and announces a new 7" out on May 4th. She'll be at SXSW (and is one of NPR's Austin 100) and will do some US tours with Mitski and Ought, as well as a long headlining UK/Europe tour. This means you've got lots of chances to catch her out there, and she'll get progressively more tired, so maybe try to see her by April, or mid-May, or at the very latest early June.
KVS 2018 Tour Dates:
March 15-17 - Austin, TX - SXSW
March 18 - Dripping Springs, TX
April 04 - Washington, DC - The Black Cat ^
April 05 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
April 06 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
April 07 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair ^
April 26 - London, UK - The Islington
April 27 - Chester, UK - St. Mary’s Church
April 28 - Leeds, UK - Hyde Park Book Club
April 29 - Sheffield, UK - Cafe Totem
April 30 - Glasgow, UK - The Hug & Pint
May 01 - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
May 03 - Antwerp, BEL - Trix Bar
May 04 - Zurich, CH - Lauter Festival
May 05 - Nyon, CH - La Parentheses
May 06 - Offenbach, GER - Hafen 2
May 07 - Berlin, GER - Monarch
May 09 - Copenhagen, DEN - Vega Ideal Bar
May 10 - Hamburg, GER - Molotow
May 11 - Leeuwarden, NL - Asteriks
May 12 - Köln, GER - Wohngemeinschaft
May 14 - Amsterdam, NL - Sugar Factory
May 17 - Paris, FR - Espace B %
May 17-19 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival
May 19 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB
May 20 - Setúbal, PT - Casa Da Cultura
May 30 - Brooklyn, NY - House of Yes (The Hum collaborative set with Julie Byrne)
June 12 - Fort Collins, CO - The Armory *
June 13 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
June 14 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *
June 15 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace *
June 16 - Marfa, TX - Crowley Theater *
June 19 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
June 20 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s *
June 22 - Gainesville, FL - High Dive *
June 23 - Savannah, GA - El Rocko *
June 24 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
June 26 - Washington, DC - DC9
^ - with Ought, Cold Specks
% - with Anna Burch
* - with Mitski
We're pleased to announce the debut LP from ANMLPLNET (Leah Wellbaum of BDB alums Slothrust and Mickey Vershbow), a six song epic of psychedelic dream rock and refreshing repeat listenability.
Today ANMLPLNET shares "I Was Fucked By A Cloud" on Brooklyn Vegan.
"Fall Asleep," out April 20th, comes in limited metallic gold swirled vinyl and there are T-Shirts available during pre-sale only. Check it out.
We have a dark, thinky, beauty for you: Hawthonn's Red Goddess (Of This Men Shall Know Nothing), out March 23rd.
Hawthonn are the Leeds-based duo of Layla and Phil Legard, who blend the occult, the feminine and the mystic through an exploration of synthesized sounds, sparse folk horror melodies, and a lush production nothing short of consuming.
The album is available in limited quantities and special packaging:
Meet our first release of the year, and it's a good one! Last year's was Julie Byrne, so trust us here, this is the real deal. Wooing are a Brooklyn-based trio comprised of Rachel Trachtenburg (Prettiots, Supercute!, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players), JR Thomason (R. Stevie Moore) and Rosie Slater.
David Nance has been touring his ass off all summer after a , but he is nowhere near finished. He'll embark on a West Coast tour at the end of the month, beginning with a show at Lincoln Calling Festival. Everything is here below:
Sept. 30 - Lincoln Calling - Lincoln, NE (Tickets)
Oct. 1 - Warehouse B - Oklahoma City, OK (Tickets)
Oct. 2 - Beerland - Austin, TX (Tickets)
Oct. 4 - Trunk Space - Phoenix, AZ (Tickets)
Oct. 5 - TBA - Yucca Valley, CA
Oct. 6 - The Press - Claremont, CA (Tickets)
Oct. 7 - House Show - Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 8 - The Griffin - Los Angeles, CA (Tickets)
Oct. 9 - El Rio - San Francisco, CA (Tickets)
Oct. 10 - Octopus Literary Salon - Oakland, CA (Tickets)
Oct. 11 - The Barn Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT (Tickets)
Oct. 12 - Surfside 7 - Fort Collins, CO (Tickets)
Oct. 13 - Brothers Lounge - Omaha, NE (Tickets)
Katie Von Schleicher's new album Shitty Hits is out today, folks, and she's announced tour dates with Surfer Blood and Big Thief this summer/fall:
8/4 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool *Album Release Show* w/ Sam Evian, Tiny Hazard, Joe Pera
8/10 - Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston *
8/11 - Wellfleet, MA - Wellfleet Beachcomber *
8/12 - Hamden, CT - The Ballroom at the Outer Space *
8/13 - Burlington, VT - Artsriot *
8/14 - Montreal, Canada - Bar Le Ritz PDB *
8/15 - Ottawa, Canada - House of Targ *
8/16 - Toronto, Canada - Hard Luck *
8/17 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt *
8/18 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint *
8/19 - Washington, D.C. - Slash Run *
10/24 - Hamburg, GER - Molotow Sky Bar ^
10/26 - Berlin, GER - Privatclub ^
10/29 - Kortrijk, BEL - De Kreun ^
11/1 - Bristol, UK - Thekla ^
11/2 - Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds ^
11/3 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute ^
11/4 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK - Think Tank? ^
11/6 - Glasgow, UK - CCA ^
11/8 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club ^
11/9 - Brighton, UK - Patterns ^
11/10 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall ^
11/12 - Nijmegan, NL - Merelyn ^
11/13 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown ^
* - w/Surfer Blood
^ - w/Big Thief
TALsounds and Matchess are hitting the road for a couple weeks this July, so if you're on the East Coast, you're in luck. Earlier this month we released Love Sick, TALsounds' debut LP. Natalie Chami's project centers on her ability to multitask with loops, synthesizers, beats, effects. She may be one human onstage, but the sonic presence is far greater. Don't miss out on what Wire calls "the sound of a synthesist at the height of her skills, with a voice at its most emotive and a melodic framework at its most fragmented."
Today we've shared the closer from Katie Von Schleicher's Shitty Hits (out July 28th), seen on NPR as S***** Hits.
If you're Brooklyn based, head to her release show at Union Pool 8/4 with Sam Evian and label mates Tiny Hazard.
A new song arrives from Omaha's master of messy rock perfection. The titular track from his forthcoming album is up today on NPR, and you can listen here.
"This is spastic dance music for rock 'n' roll deviants," says Lars Gotrich.
Negative Boogie is out July 14th - pre-order now.
In addition to Negative Boogie, anyone who pre-orders the album will receive a copy of Nance covering the entirety of Doug Sahm's Doug Sahm & Band.
We're not done yet. David is touring the United States of America as well, this July:
14 July / Omaha, NE / Reverb Lounge (Album Release Show!)
19 July / Lincoln, NE / Bourbon Theater
20 July / Kansas City, MO / MiniBar
21 July / Lafayette, IN / The Spot
22 July / Indianapolis, IN / State Street Pub
23 July / Lexington, KY / Best Friend Bar
24 July / Asheville, NC / The Lazy Diamond
25 July / Raleigh, NC / Neptune's
26 July / Washington, DC / Slash Run
27 July / Philadelphia, PA / Kung-Fu Necktie
29 July / New York, NY / Alphaville
30 July / Jersey City, NJ / Montgomery Hall
31 July / New Haven, CT / Cafe 9
1 August / Cleveland, OH / The Happy Dog
2 August / Detroit, MI / UFO Club
3 August / Chicago, IL / Cafe Mustache
4 August / Minneapolis, MN / Eagles Club #34
5 August/ Mankato, MN / The Nakato
6 August / Sioux Falls, SD / Total Drag
Watch the new video here.
The video begins with the same dark, ominous tones that the band has showcased in years past. A slow motion shot of the sea, the title shown across the skyline as if written on a waving pirate flag. Tarot cards scattering across a painting of a 6 eyed mermaid gargoyle. And then a woman in a coffin. But it’s Maryrose, and she’s singing with her eyes closed. The video takes its time swapping between scenes as if its storyline is being performed on stage. The lighting, the stage pieces, it’s all a work of art. Add Maryrose’s gorgeous, sultry vocals into the mix with a little help from the strings, and this song – and its matching video – is a fairy tale come to life.
Jorge W. Davies: camera, editing
Dominik Krzanowski: lighting, set design
Brian Crook: guitar
Mayrose Crook: vocals, guitar
Megan Siebe: viola, cello
Kevin Donahue: drums
Shahzad Ismaily: bass (unseen)
We're here to present you with 'Sesame,' the first single from Brooklyn experimental-pop group Tiny Hazard's debut, Greyland (out 2/24 on Ba Da Bing). This is a band whose live performances have kept us rapt and whose first album makes a strong, confident statement. So yeah, we're psyched.
Most importantly, listen to 'Sesame' now:
"Byrne is one of the finest contemporary examples of an artist who can do so much for the soul by lending you some of hers."
Stereogum sat down with Julie Byrne to discuss the impetus behind her forthcoming LP Not Even Happiness, as well as premiere the single "Follow My Voice."
New Zealand's most goth atmospheric rockers are currently touring the US in support of a few excellent releases - namely this year's In The Sodium Light. They've also announced a reissue of their 1998 classic A Dream of the Sea, coming at you for the first time on LP.
You can read more and check out their recent music video for "Seaworthy" via Impose Magazine.
In celebration of all things harrowing yet beautiful, why not check them out in a city near you?
On May 6th we're releasing the collaboration between poet/songwriter Claire Cronin and guitarist John Dieterich of Deerhoof. The first single is streaming now at Tiny Mix Tapes, check it out here.
The follow-up to Over And Through, Came Down A Storm is expansive, gothic folk.
The unrelentingly cataclysmic hypnotism of Cross Record's Wabi-Sabi is going as planned. Today they release a video for 'Lemon' via Spin, which you can check out here.
Also announced is a spate of tour dates through April & May:
April 26 – Lawrence, KS @ Love Garden Records
April 27 – St. Louis, MO @ Heavy Anchor w/ Baby Baby Dance With Me and Accelerando
April 30 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
May 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
May 3 – Iowa City, IA @ Trumpet Blossom
May 5 – Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers w/ Simon Joyner and David Nance
May 7 – Fort Collins, CO @ The Wolverine Farms Letterpress and Publick House
May 10 – Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe
May 11 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
May 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg w/Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
May 18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Ocotillo Room
May 20 – 3TEN ACL Live