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  • LISTEN: Cecil Frena’s “The Gridlock”

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Recent News

LISTEN — Nap Eye’s “Dull me Line”

February 16th, 2018

Nap Eye‘s “Dull Me Line,” the song on I’m Bad Now, that’s premiering today, is a perfect representation of Nigel Chapman‘s charm as a lyricist. The most buoyant track on the LP, the song is marked by shimmering guitar chords and arguably the most instantly palatable chorus the band’s ever come up with. Chapman opens the song self-deprecatingly, “Dull me line / Running abandoned race tracks in my mind / Dull me heart / Heavy with bored and lazy disappointment art.” It’s a tongue-in-cheek ode to writer’s block and feeling stuck in your own head.”

— via Noisey

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WATCH — Daniel Avery’s “Slow Fade” + Tour Dates

February 15th, 2018

Following the announcement of his long-awaited second album Song For Alpha and surprise EP Slow Fade, Daniel Avery shares a video for the latter’s title track today. The London producer has also announced a run of dates in North America and Europe in support of the new LP this spring. These dates include special all-night-long sets in New York, Los Angeles, London, Glasgow, Paris, Dublin and Manchester.

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North American Tour Dates:
3/28 – Seattle, WA – Kremwerk
3/29 – Vancouver, BC – Celebrities Underground
3/30 – San Francisco, CA – Great Northern
4/1 – Los Angeles, CA – Lazaro’s Latin Lounge
4/5 – Boston, MA – Middlesex Lounge
4/6 – Brooklyn, NY – Good Room
4/7 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
4/12 – Washington, DC – Flash
4/13 – Montreal, QC – Centre Phi (Mutek)
4/14 – Toronto, ON – Forth

LISTEN — Dr. Octagon’s “Octagon Octagon”

February 15th, 2018

“Over two decades after their storied first album Dr. Octagonecologyst, Kool Keith, Dan The Automator, and DJ Qbert have reunited as the original lineup for Keith’s extraterrestrial alter-ego Dr. Octagon. Today, the trio are sharing “Octagon Octagon,” the first single from their long-awaited sophomore album entitled Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation, due out in April.”

— Via The Fader

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LISTEN — Superchunk’s “What a Time to Be Alive” + Tour Dates

February 14th, 2018

Start your week off with a Superchunk shot of adrenaline! What a Time to Be Alive will be in stores on Friday, but NPR is streaming the album now in its entirety, proclaiming, “Yes, it’s a full-throated, unapologetic response to a united state of turmoil during the last year, but it’s one of the most fun and contagious records Superchunk has ever made, too.” Go listen. Click HERE.

Tour Dates:
Feb 15 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar* (SOLD OUT)
Feb 16 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade (SOLD OUT)
Feb 17 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry*Feb 21 San Diego, CA – The Casbah* (SOLD OUT)
Feb 22 Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge* (SOLD OUT)
Feb 23 Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom*
Feb 24 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall @ Noise Pop Festival* (SOLD OUT)
Feb 26 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios* (SOLD OUT)
Feb 27 Seattle, WA – Neumos*
Feb 28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre*
Apr 03 Washington, DC – Black Cat^
Apr 04 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
Apr 06 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair^ (SOLD OUT)
Apr 07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom^ (SOLD OUT)
Apr 08 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom^ (SOLD OUT)
Apr 26 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West#
Apr 27 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle#
Apr 28 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle#
May 03 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
May 04 Austin, TX – 3Ten Austin City Limits Live
May 05 Austin, TX – 3Ten Austin City Limits Live

* w/ Bat Fangs
^ w/ Swearin’
# w/ The Rock*A*Teens

WATCH — Imarhan songs off ‘Temet’ + US Tour Dates

February 14th, 2018

Imarhan are following their 2016 self-titled debut with new album, Temet, on February 23 via City Slang. It was produced by the band with help from Tinariwen’s Eyadou Ag Leche and Tinariwen producer Patrick Votan, and like Tinariwen, they play a type of Tuareg music which is pretty similar in sound to what Americans and Brits call “psychedelic rock.” They sing in the Tamashek language, and of this new album, the band says, “We want children to be educated, to develop a mindset that will protect what is left of this community because I’ve come to the conclusion that everything has an end and everything evolves. Even the Tamashek language is gradually disappearing. (…) Even we’re confronted with this issue, but we’re fighting to preserve it.It’s the music that keeps us connected to the language, and allows us to continue speaking it.”

So far two singles are out from the album, “Azzaman” and “Ehad Wa Dagh,” both of which are groovy, hypnotic and just flat-out awesome. Any rock fan would dig, no matter what language you speak. Watch the videos for both songs (directed by Visions Particulières) below. The band are also subject of filmmaker Vincent Moon’s new documentary, Children of Tam, which makes its premiere at the ongoing Clermont Ferrand Film Festival in France.”

— Via Brooklyn Vegan

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Tour Dates:
MARCH
22-25 – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival

APRIL
19 – Santa Barbara, CA – KCSB
20 – San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room
21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
22 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
27 – Austin, TX – Levitation Festival
28 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
29 – Atlanta, GA – The EARL
30 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight

MAY
02 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
03 – New York, NY – The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
04 – Philadelphia, PA – West Kensington Ministry
05 – Columbus, OH – Spacebar
06 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol
07 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
08 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Center

LISTEN — Cecil Frena’s “The Gridlock”

February 1st, 2018

After years of music-making as Gobble Gobble and Born Gold, Edmonton electronic pop auteur Cecil Frena is set to release an album under his birth name. The artist has already shared a handful of singles from the forthcoming The Gridlock out February 9th. Listen to the singles below.

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WATCH — Mint Field’s “Quiero Otoño De Nuevo” + Tour Dates

January 31st, 2018

“With their debut album Pasar De Las Luces set for release February 23rd via Innovative Leisure, Tijuana-based psych duo Mint Field have shared a new single & video entitled “Quiero Otoño de Nuevo” from their upcoming album.

Speaking about the new single the girls said: “This was a song we wrote on the studio, we had the principal idea, we had the lyrics but we didn’t have the song finished and ready to record. We put everything together in the studio, was a beautiful and fun process. Our producer, Chris, heard us and he told me, “We have to record this song and I´ll make sure it sounds just like your t-shirt!”, I was wearing a New! shirt. This track is about the horizon, shadows and how infinite they are.””

— via Music and Riots

Watch to “Quiero Otoño de Nuevo” below:

Tour Dates:
Feb 22 | Mexico City, Mex – Departamento
Feb 23 | Tijuana, Mex, – Black Box
Feb 26 | Leeds, UK – Headrow House
Feb 27 | Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Feb 28 | Manchester, UK – The Eagle Inn
March 01 | London, UK – Shacklewell Arms
March 03 | Groningen, NL – Vera
March 04 | Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
March 06 | Jena, DE – Glashaus
March 07 | Prague, CZ – Underdogs Ballroom
March 08 | Berlin, DE – Loophole
March 10 | Paris, FR – Espace B
March 13-18 | Austin, Tx – SXSW
March 20 | Santa Fe, NM – Rufina Tap Room
March 21 | Denver, Co – Lost Lake
March 25 | Seattle, Wa – Vera Project
March 26 | Portland, Or – Liquor Store
March 29 | San Francisco, Ca – Cafe Du Nord
March 30 | Los Angeles, Ca – Resident
April 01 | San Diego, Ca – Blonde Bar
April 07 | Mexico City, Mex – Ceremonia