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WATCH – Jeff Rosenstock’s “Melba” + Tour Dates

February 19th, 2018

Jeff Rosenstock, the Brooklyn-based punk outsider behind Bomb the Music Industry!, has released the first video from his latest solo effort POST-. The visual for “Melba,” directed by Ben Epstein and David Combs, stars Rosenstock as a restaurant manager who violently loses his temper after dealing with the pent up anger of a disgruntled patron. The cycle of aggression, which ends with another restaurant employee destroying her apartment, matches the frustration in the song’s lyrics: “This was a shit day/ Can’t power through the haze/ I’m tired of waiting for it to be over.” Watch the video below.”

— via Spin


Tour Dates:
02/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge %^
02/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room %^
02/17 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA San Diego @ You’re Going To Hate This Fest
02/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom %^ [SOLD OUT]
02/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall @ Noise Pop %^
02/24 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium %^
03/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #$
03/07 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #$
03/08 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda #$
03/09 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group #$
03/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa @ Community Records Block Party
04/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ Emerge Music & Impact Conference
04/18 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage !&
04/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw !&
04/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw !& [SOLD OUT]
04/21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club !&
04/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer !&
04/24 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s !&
04/25 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch !&
04/26 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium !& [SOLD OUT]
04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ University of Minnesota !&
04/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo – Back Room !& [SOLD OUT]
04/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway !&
05/01 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups !&
05/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall !&
05/26 – 05/28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival % w/ ROAR
^ w/ Lemuria
# w/ Chris Farren
$ w/ Laura Stevenson
! w/ Bad Moves
& w/ Martha

WATCH — Wye Oak’s “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs” + Tour Dates

February 16th, 2018

Last month, the title track from Wye Oak’s hotly anticipated album The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs (out April 6 worldwide) was described by Pitchfork as “terrifying and liberating at the same time, a sea change toward a new horizon” while NPR called it “a lament about lost youth…but also a rallying cry of sorts to not waste time.”

Today, Wye Oak debut a music video for that terrifying and liberating rallying cry, shot in the startling desert landscape of New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument by Dan Huiting. The band sums it up best: “We went to the desert. It might seem hot, but it was actually cold. What is the point of all this? You’ll never outrun yourself. The past is always at your heels.”


Tour Dates:
Feb 16 New York, NY – Symphony Space
Apr 06 Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival
May 09 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
May 10 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 11 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 13 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
May 14 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 15 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
May 17 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
May 18 Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
May 19 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
May 20 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Roo
May 21 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
May 23 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
May 25 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
May 26 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
Jul 11 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Jul 13 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Jul 14 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Jul 15 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Jul 17 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Jul 18 Oakland, CA – Starlin Social Club
Jul 19 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
Jul 20 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Jul 21 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Jul 23 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Jul 24 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
Jul 27 Birmingham, AL – Saturn

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


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.


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


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


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

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

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