Archives: September 2017

LISTEN — The Weather Station’s ‘The Weather Station’ + Tour Dates

September 28th, 2017

Next Friday sees the release of The Weather Station’s self-produced, self-titled album on Paradise of Bachelors. An emotionally candid statement, it’s an album that shows The Weather Station (aka Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman) declaring her understated feminist politics and reinventing her songcraft from the get-go. Throughout, she frames her prose-poem narratives in bolder musical settings. There are big, buzzing guitars, thrusting drums, horror-movie strings and her keening, Appalachian-tinged vocal melodies, now sung with a new rapid-fire delivery. After sharing three songs: “Thirty,” “Kept It All to Myself,” and most recently, “You and I (on the Other Side of the World),” Lindeman now presents her fourth album in its entirety via NPR Music’s “First Listen.”

Click HERE to listen.

Tour Dates:
Wed. Nov. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg #
Thu. Nov. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord #
Sat. Nov. 4 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett #
Sun. Nov. 5 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
Mon. Nov. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset #
Wed. Nov. 8 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Theatre #
Fri. Nov. 24 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall *
Tue. Nov. 28 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade #
Wed. Nov. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #
Thu. Nov. 30 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
Sat. Dec. 2 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout #
Wed. Dec. 6 – Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange *
Thu. Dec. 7 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle *
Fri. Dec. 8 – Halifax, NS @ The Carleton *
Sat. Dec. 9 – Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning *
Sun. Dec. 10 – Fredericton, NB @ Yoga Grow *

$ = with Will Stratton
# = with James Elkington
* = with Bernice

READ — Cafe Tacvba in Billboard + Tour Dates

September 27th, 2017

Café Tacvba have cracked the code: Over the course of a 25-year recording career, they have somehow remained thrillingly mutable as other rock bands broke up, burned out, got stale or settled into an old hits routine.

In May, the revered Mexican group released Jei Beibi, their first album as an independent act after a long period of affiliation with Universal Music Mexico. This fall, they’re supporting the record by embarking on their biggest ever tour of the U.S.; for good measure, the band will end the trip with their first ever live collaboration with an orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Billboard spoke with Emmanuel “Meme” del Real, who handles keyboards, among other duties, about Café Tacvba’s new status as an indie act and the challenges of constant reinvention.”

Click HERE to read the full interview at Billboard.

Tour Dates:
9/28 – Miami Beach, FL @ Jackie Gleason Theater
9/29 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
9/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/1 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
10/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
10/3 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/5 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore *
10/6 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/9 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre #
10/11-12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades #
10/13 – Fresno, CA @ Woodward Park Rotary #
10/14 – Primm, NV @ Star Of The Desert Arena
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Hall (with Gustavo Dudamel and LA Philharmonic Orchestra)
10/17-18 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park #
10/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10/21 – Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
# Flor De Toloache Opens
* Vicente Garcia Opens

WATCH — Liars’ “Staring At Zero”

September 27th, 2017

LIARS returns with a haunting and tense video for “Staring At Zero,” the latest track to be released from TFCF (Theme From Crying Fountain).

It’s directed by Clemens Habicht, who has previously worked with Clinic, Tame Impala, and others. This sinister video takes us on a short journey through the waterways of the Australian bush. Watch it below.

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WATCH — Fink’s ‘This Isn’t a Mistake’

September 26th, 2017

Fink released the video for ‘This Isn’t a Mistake‘ off of the latest album, Resurgam. It was filmed live during the band’s production rehearsal in front of 800 invited fans at Q Factory in Amsterdam. Watch it below.

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LISTEN — ST Vincent’s ‘Los Ageless’

September 26th, 2017

“Unlike her recent St. Vincent single “New York,” a tender ballad flushed with admiration for a city that refuses to meet you halfway, Clark’s L.A. is a cruel, cutthroat place where “mothers milk their young.” Just like that last track from forthcoming album MASSEDUCTION, though, “Los Ageless” is less about the city itself than the partner who’s not by her side to experience it. “How could anybody have you and lose you and not lose their minds, too?” Clark sings, with a dismay in her voice that conveys this isn’t a thought exercise—she really needs to know how to cope.

Recorded as if mid-temper tantrum, “Los Ageless” mocks the city with a spiteful runway thump, which she overlays with hardened synths (with more than a few shades of Depeche Mode) and just enough of her gnarly guitar to assure you she hasn’t forgotten about her signature instrument.”

— via Pitchfork

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WATCH – Diet Cig’s ‘Maid Of The Mist’ + Tour Dates

September 26th, 2017

Diet Cig have just begun a huge UK/European tour with The Spook School on the back of their brilliant debut album ‘Swear I’m Good At This’, and celebrate the news with a frankly amazing new video for ‘Maid Of The Mist’, of which we’ve got the first play on DIY.

It feature a pretty cult-ish game of spin the bottle, and the video ends with singer Alex Luciano casting a spell in order to kiss the boy she wants.”

— via DIY Magazine

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Listen — Jessica Boudreaux’s “Ask Me To Stay”

September 21st, 2017

Jessica Boudreaux, leader of Kill Rock Stars’ fiery garage-rock ensemble Summer Cannibals, will release her debut solo effort, No Fury, on November 3. When crafting her debut solo effort Boudreaux collaborated with Hutch Harris of Portland no-fi legends The Thermals who co-wrote five tracks and produced the record. Today she reveals a new album cut “Ask Me To Stay”. It’s a fiercely introspective song that questions the cyclical nature of bad decision habits.

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