Attention all artists & designers: Japandroids need your help! The band is heading out for a US tour this fall and they're looking for a new T-shirt design. Here's where YOU come in!
The band is hosting a design contest for the new shirt. The winning design will be picked by the band and the winner will receive 2 tickets to any upcoming US show, a meet-and-greet with Brian and Dave, vinyl or CD copies of Post-Nothing & Celebration Rock, plus one of the new shirts!
Exciting news is brewin' within the of Montreal family! The new of Montreal rarities album, Daughter of Cloud, along with the debut EP from Harouki Zombi, Objet Petit A, will both be released on Oct 23rd! Both are available for pre-order HERE and come with instant MP3 download codes for each release at checkout, so you'll be able to hear them right away!
Daughter of Cloud features 17 tracks from of Montreal mastermind Kevin Barnes -- 10 are previously unreleased, while the other 7 were originally issued on rare, out-print, or limited edition CDs and 7"s, all spanning the years 2007- 2012. Daughter of Cloud will be available on CD, 2xLP (cyan or black vinyl), cassette (purple tape), and digital formats. Check out the song "Sails, Hermaphroditic" below.
Harouki Zombi is the electronic project from Nina Barnes (of Montreal, Apollinaire Rave Art Collective) and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray, O+S). Their debut EP, Objet Petit A, will be released on limited edition purple 2x7" & digital formats and it'll also include 2 bonus remixes. Check out the EP's title track below.
We've been waiting a long time for this day. The new Deerhoof album, Breakup Song, is officially out now on CD, LP (white vinyl), cassette, and digital formats! As always, you can order it directly from us RIGHT HERE, visit your favorite local record shop, or head to iTunes HERE. And don't forget, the album is still streaming in full on the band's YouTube channel HERE.
In addition to the album's release, Deerhoof have just unveiled their brand new video for "Fête d'Adieu" on Pitchfork. The video was directed by Elias Gwinn and features Deerhoof and their comrades dancing around Brooklyn's McGolrick Park, celebrating the nature of friendships & the irony of a "goodbye party." Watch it above!
Deerhoof also just compiled a great photo album featuring photos of the band recording Breakup Song. In the photo above, Ed is amused by Greg's attempts to improve on Ed's drum part for "To Fly or Not to Fly," while Satomi begins drawings for the inside panel of the album's artwork. CLICK HERE to check out all the photos.
And what would a Deerhoof announcement be without some more awesome live footage? The band's entire show from Santa Fe, NM's Sol Santa Fe has been posted to their YouTube channel. Check it out above! Hide More
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Today marks the last day for Deerhoof's personal video series. This time it's guitarist Ed Rodriguez doing his best Cosby bit. You Ain't No Picasso has debuted each of the 4 videos, so if you missed the last ones, CLICK HERE!
Stagnant Pools recently got a chance to perform a few songs for Consequence of Sound's "Off the Avenue" videos series. Watch the clip of "Consistency" above, then click HERE to watch the band play "Frozen."
It's time for the next installment in Deerhoof's personal video series, this time w/ guitarist John Dieterich. This video features original music from John and was shot by XBXRX's Vice Cooler! The last video featuring Ed Rodriguez is coming soon, so keep checking back. Visit You Ain't No Picasso (who have been posting these throughout the week) to watch the past 2 videos on Satomi & Greg.
If you reside in North America, LISTEN UP! Xiu Xiu have begun their North American tour and will be on the road for the next month. They'll be in Baltimore, New York, Canada, and Chicago before meeting up with Swans to round out the month. After that, they're heading to Europe for even more touring! Check out a complete list of dates below.
Xiu Xiu Tour Dates:
Aug 29, 2012 - Golden West Cafe, Baltimore, MD Aug 30, 2012 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY Sep 2, 2012 - APK Live, London, Canada Sep 3, 2012 - Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL Sep 6, 2012 - Venue, Vancouver, Canada * Sep 7, 2012 - Neumos, Seattle, WA * Sep 8, 2012 - Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR * Sep 10, 2012 - Regency Center Grand Ballroom, San Francisco, CA * Sep 11, 2012 - Music Box @ The Fonda, Los Angeles, CA * Sep 12, 2012 - The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ * Sep 14, 2012 - La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX * Sep 15, 2012 - Fitzgerald's, Houston, TX * Sep 16, 2012 - Trees, Dallas, TX * Sep 18, 2012 - ACM @ UCO Performance Lab, Oklahoma City, OK * Sep 19, 2012 - Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO * Sep 20, 2012 - Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE * Sep 21, 2012 - Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN * Sep 22, 2012 - Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI * Sep 24, 2012 - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO *
Oct 11, 2012 - Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland, New Zealand Oct 14, 2012 - This Is Nowhere, Perth, Australia Oct 17, 2012 - Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, Australia Oct 18, 2012 - Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm, Australia Oct 19, 2012 - Gasometer, Melbourne, Australia Oct 26, 2012 - Bronson, Ravenna, Italy Oct 27, 2012 - Auditorium Malkovich, Verona, Italy Oct 28, 2012 - TNT, Jesi, Italy Oct 30, 2012 - Tvornica, Zagreb, Croatia Oct 31, 2012 - Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland Nov 1, 2012 - Revolver, Oslo, Norway Nov 2, 2012 - Ahoi Pop Festival, Linz, Austria Nov 3, 2012 - Hafenbuffet PMK Bogen, Rorschach, Switzerland Nov 4, 2012 - K4, Nurnberg, Germany Nov 5, 2012 - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany Nov 6, 2012 - Theater Am Palais, Erfurt, Germany Nov 7, 2012 - Beatpol, Dresden, Germany Nov 8, 2012 - Cafe Cairo, Würzburg, Germany Nov 10, 2012 - Arena, Wien, Austria Nov 11, 2012 - Klub Strahov 9007, Prague, Czech Republic Nov 12, 2012 - Baustelle Kalk, Koeln, Denmark Nov 13, 2012 - Eureka, Zwolle, Netherlands Nov 14, 2012 - Trix, Antwerp, Belarus Nov 15, 2012 - Karlstorbahnhof , Heidelberg, Denmark Nov 16, 2012 - Musiques Volantes Festival, Metz, France Nov 17, 2012 - Fri-Son, Fribourg, Switzerland
All this week, You Ain't No Picasso will be releasing a series of personal Deerhoof videos, highlighting each member in a unique way. Today it's singer/bassist Satomi Matsuzaki with her video on arms and legs. Watch it above, then head to You Ain't No Picasso for the past video on drummer Greg Saunier.
Dusted have a brand new video for the song "There Somehow" that just debuted on Stereogum! The video has a different feel than your typical "music video." Director Scott Cudmore says "it’s not a music video for a “single” but more of a little film collaboration between two existing works." Watch it above, then head to Stereogum for more.
The day has finally arrived! The AMAZING new Deerhoof album, Breakup Song, is streaming in its entirety on both NPR and YouTube! Check out a video the band put together featuring the entire album above, or head to NPR's First Listen by CLICKING HERE.
Breakup Song comes out September 4th on CD, LP (white vinyl), and digital formats. When asked how the album sounds, the band describes it best - "Noise jingles for parties." That statement couldn't be more accurate. This thing makes you want to get up and dance. In fact, I'm about to get up and dance in our office right now...
Starting today (and throughout next week), You Ain't No Picasso will be debuting a series of personal Deerhoofvideos, showcasing each member in a unique way. Today it's drummer Greg Saunier wandering through the streets of Hong Kong with his drum sticks (filmed by Vincent Moon). Watch the video above and don't forget to check YANP on Monday for the next video.
We're very excited to announce that on Oct 9th, Xiu Xiu's 2006 long out-of-print album, The Air Force, will be reissued on 180-gram black vinyl! The release will feature completely re-imagined artwork by Xiu Xiu front-man Jamie Stewart.
But that's not all! Xiu Xiu will be hitting the road for a WORLD TOUR this fall. They'll kick things off here in the states, opening up for Swans throughout the entire month of September, then they'll fly to Europe to perform B-sides, 7" songs, and rarities in countries such as Germany, France, Australia, and more. Check out a complete list of tour dates below.
Xiu Xiu Tour Dates
Aug 28, 2012 - Gallery 5, Richmond, VA Aug 29, 2012 - Golden West Cafe, Baltimore, MD + Aug 30, 2012 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY # Sep 2, 2012 - APK Live, London, Canada Sep 3, 2012 - Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL ^ Sep 6, 2012 - Venue, Vancouver, Canada * Sep 7, 2012 - Neumos, Seattle, WA * Sep 8, 2012 - Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR * Sep 10, 2012 - Regency Center Grand Ballroon, San Francisco, CA * Sep 11, 2012 - Music Box @ The Fonda, Los Angeles, CA * Sep 12, 2012 - The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ * Sep 14, 2012 - La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX * Sep 15, 2012 - Fitzgerald's, Houston, TX * Sep 16, 2012 - Trees, Dallas, TX * Sep 18, 2012 - ACM @ UCO Performance Lab, Oklahoma City, OK * Sep 19, 2012 - Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO * Sep 20, 2012 - Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE * Sep 21, 2012 - Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN * Sep 22, 2012 - Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI * Sep 24, 2012 - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO * Oct 11, 2012 - Kings Arms, Auckland (NZ) Oct 14, 2012 - This Is Nowhere, Perth (AUS) Oct 17, 2012 - Goodgod, Sydney (AUS) Oct 18, 2012 - Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane (AUS) Oct 19, 2012 - Gasometer, Melbourne (AUS) Oct 25, 2012 - TBA, Rome (IT) Oct 26, 2012 - Ravenna, Bronson (IT) Oct 27, 2012 - Auditorium Malchovic, Verona (IT) Oct 28, 2012 - TNT, Jesi (IT) Oct 30, 2012 - Tvornica, Zagreb (HR) Oct 31, 2012 - Korjaamo, Helsinki (FI) Nov 1, 2012 - Revolver, Oslo (NO) Nov 2, 2012 - Ahoi Pop Festival, Linz (AT) Nov 3, 2012 - PMK Bogen, Innsbruck (AT) Nov 4, 2012 - K4, Nuernberg (DE) Nov 5, 2012 - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden (DE) Nov 6, 2012 - Theater Am Palais, Erfurt (DE) Nov 7, 2012 - Beatpol, Dresden (DE) Nov 8, 2012 - Cafe Cairo, Wuerzburg (DE) Nov 9, 2012 - TBA, Brno (CZ) Nov 10, 2012 - Arena, Wien (AT) Nov 11, 2012 - Klub Strahov 9007, Prague (CZ) Nov 12, 2012 - Baustelle Kalk, Koeln (DE) Nov 13, 2012 - Eureka, Zwolle (NL) Nov 14, 2012 - Trix, Antwerp (BE) Nov 15, 2012 - Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg (DE) Nov 16, 2012 - Musiques Volantes Festival, Metz (FR) Nov 17, 2012 - Fri-Son, Fribourg (CH)
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Xiu Xiu's brand new video for "Born to Suffer" made its debut on IMPOSE Magazine today. Watch it above! "Born to Suffer" appears on the band's latest album, Always, which is available through our online store RIGHT HERE.
In addition to posting the video, IMPOSE is hosting a giveaway for a vinyl copy of Always and two tickets to the band's upcoming NY show at Bowery Ballroom on 8/30. Follow the link below to check it out!
The new Deerhoof song, "Fete d'Adieu," from the band's upcoming album Breakup Song, recently made its debut on Rolling Stone! When asked to describe the song, drummer Greg Saunier says it has a "Keith Richards-joins-ABBA vibe." Take a listen to the song below. Breakup Song comes out September 4th and is available for pre-order HERE.
Today, Japandroids unveiled their 1st offical music video for their latest single "The House That Heaven Built" on Pitchfork. The video was directed by Jim Larson and features Brian and Dave doing what they do best...STAYING CRAZY FOREVER. Watch it above!
In addition to the video, the band also announced a bunch of new tour dates for the fall that will keep them on the road for the rest of the year! Check out all the dates below.
Japandroids Tour Dates:
08-14 Ponte Do Lima, Portugal -- Parades De Coura Festival 08-16 Dublin, Ireland -- Workmans Club 08-17 Belfast, Northern Ireland -- Mandela Hall 08-18 Skipton, England -- Funkirk Estate Beacons Festival 08-19 Leicester, England -- Summer Sundae Festival 08-22 Reykjavik, Iceland -- Gamli Gaukurinn 08-24 Hannover, Germany -- Bootboohook Festival 08-25 Dornstadt, Germany -- Obstwiesen Festival 08-27 Frankfurt, Germany -- Zoom 08-28 Dresden, Germany -- Beatpol 08-29 Berlin, Germany -- Magnet 08-31 Poznan, Poland -- Fabrika 09-01 Warsaw, Poland -- Hydrozagadka 09-03 Budapest, Hungary -- Akvarium 09-04 Vienna, Austria -- Chelsea 09-06 Ljubljana, Slovenia -- Kino Siska 09-07 Graz, Austria -- Postgarage 09-08 Zagreb, Croatia -- NKC Park 09-10 Prague, Czech Republic -- Lucerna Music Bar 09-11 Munich, Germany -- Feierwerk 09-12 Luzern, Switzerland -- Treibhaus Luzern 09-14 Brussels, Belgium -- La Chocolaterie 09-15 Leffinge, Belgium -- Leffingeleuren Festival 09-16 Tilburg, The Netherlands -- Incubate Festival 09-18 Amsterdam, Netherlands -- Paradiso 09-19 Rotterdam, The Netherlands -- Rotown 09-21 Hamburg, Germany -- Reeperbahn Festival 09-22 Munster, Germany -- Gleis 22 09-23 Cologne, Germany -- Luxor 09-25 Copenhagen, Denmark -- Pumpehuset 09-26 Aarhus, Denmark -- Voxhall 09-28 Gothenburg, Sweden -- Pustervik 09-29 Stockholm, Sweden -- Strand 09-30 Oslo, Norway -- John Dee 10-12 Madrid, Spain -- El Sol 10-13 Barcelona, Spain -- Sala Apolo 10-15 Winterthur, Switzerland -- Salzhaus 10-16 St. Gallen, Switzerland -- Grabenhalle 10-18 Rome, Italy -- Lanificio 10-19 Bologna, Italy -- Covo 10-20 Padova, Italy -- Loop 10-24 Athens, Greece -- AN Club 10-26 London, England -- Heaven 10-27 Manchester, England -- Sound Control 10-29 Sheffield, England -- The Harley 10-30 Birmingham, England -- Hare & Hounds 11-01 Paris, France -- Pitchfork Music Festival
11-04 Austin, TX -- Fun Fun Fun Fest 11-05 Dallas, TX -- Trees * 11-07 Scottsdale, AZ -- Martini Ranch * 11-08 Los Angeles, CA -- Henry Fonda Theatre * 11-10 San Diego, CA -- Porters Pub * 11-12 San Francisco, CA -- Fillmore * 11-13 Portland, OR -- Wonder Ballroom * 11-15 Seattle, WA -- Neumos * 11-17 Salt Lake City, UT -- Urban Lounge 11-18 Denver, CO -- Bluebird Theatre 11-20 St. Louis, MO -- Firebird 11-21 Nashville, TN -- Exit In 11-23 Birmingham, AL -- Bottletree 11-24 Memphis, TN -- Hi-Tone 11-25 New Orleans, LA -- One Eyed Jacks 11-27 Orlando, FL -- The Social 11-28 Tampa, FL -- Crowbar 11-29 Gainesville, FL -- High Dive 12-01 Atlanta, GA -- The Earl 12-02 Asheville, NC -- Grey Eagle 12-04 New York, NY -- Webster Hall 12-07 Washington, DC -- Black Cat 12-08 Philadelphia, PA -- Union Transfer 12-09 Boston, MA -- Paradise 12-10 Montreal, QC -- Cabaret Mile End 12-11 Toronto, ON -- Phoenix 12-13 Chicago, IL -- Metro 12-14 Minneapolis, MN -- Triple Rock 12-15 Minneapolis, MN -- Triple Rock 12-17 Winnipeg, MB -- Pyramid 12-18 Saskatoon, SK -- Louis Pub 12-19 Edmonton, AB -- Starlite 12-20 Calgary, AB -- Republik 12-22 Vancouver, BC -- Rickshaw Theatre
The new video for Birthmark'sAntibodies track "Big Man" made its debut on Consequence of Sound today and can be seen above. The video was shot beautifully and features a bunch of spastic "rock stars" going absolutely crazy behind Nate, while he remains calms and collected.
Earlier this year, of Montreal's Kevin Barnes got a chance to record a new Daytrotter session while the band was in Austin, TX for SXSW. The session just got posted today RIGHT HERE.
The performace is super intimate, just Kevin and a piano. Songs include “Wintered Debts,” “What Have They Done To My Song Ma (Melanie cover),” “Casualty of You,” and “Dour Percentage.” You won't be disappointed!
This fall, Dusted will be opening up for Perfume Genius on a month long tour of North America! The tour begins on 10/2 in Minneapolis, MN and wraps up on 10/26 in Portland, OR. Check out the complete list of dates below.
Dusted Tour Dates:
Aug 16, 2012 - Open Roof Festival, Toronto, Canada Oct 2, 2012 - Bryant Lake Bowl, Minneapolis, MN Oct 3, 2012 - Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL Oct 5, 2012 - 918 Bathurst Space, Toronto, Canada Oct 6, 2012 - Il Motore, Montreal, Canada Oct 7, 2012 - Johnny D's, Somerville, MA Oct 8, 2012 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY Oct 9, 2012 - Le Poisson Rouge, New York , NY Oct 11, 2012 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA Oct 12, 2012 - The Hamilton, Washington D.C., Oct 13, 2012 - The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC Oct 15, 2012 - The High Watt, Nashville, TN Oct 17, 2012 - Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX Oct 18, 2012 - Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX Oct 21, 2012 - Club Congress, Tucson, AZ Oct 22, 2012 - The Irenic, San Diego, CA Oct 23, 2012 - Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles, CA Oct 24, 2012 - Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA Oct 26, 2012 - Aladdin Theater, Portland, ORHide More
HAPPY RELEASE DAY! The new album from Stagnant Pools, Temporary Room, is officially out today! The album is available on CD, LP (white vinyl), and MP3 formats at your favorite local record shop, or directly through us RIGHT HERE. It's also up on iTunes HERE. Stream the entire thing below!
If you're unfamiliar with Stagnant Pools, the band consists of just two people - brothers Bryan and Douglass Enas. They make music which the Chicago Reader describes as "drone-heavy, slate-gray art-rock that should appeal to fans of Disappears, Joy Division, and Sonic Youth records from back when they were still actually scary."
Pitchfork also had great things to say about their first single, "Dead Sailor." "The band sounds ready to escape something here, as a bucking rhythm and Strokes-like melody peeks through a hovering coal-dust cloud of distorted guitar sustain and reverb."
To support the album's release, Stagnant Pools are hitting the road for the next two months, opening up for Bad Veins, School of Seven Bells, and Maximo Park. Be sure to check out their upcoming tour dates HERE and follow the band on Facebook & Twitter.Hide More