Archives: January 2018

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

WATCH — Joji’s “Windows”

January 31st, 2018

Joji shared his latest video for “Window” off his acclaimed In Tongues EP that dropped late last year. It’s directed by BRTHRS (The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Charli XCX). Along with the video, Joji announced the deluxe version of his In Tongues EP which is being released Valentine’s Day via the label/creative collective 88rising. Watch below.


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

January 31st, 2018

The title track of The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, the triumphant fifth album by Wye Oak, is a coil of anxiety and exuberance, its verses and chorus sweeping into cascades of magnetic harmony. By the time the song ends, it has bloomed into an undeniable pop anthem, a spell to be shouted against the ills of our world. Press play for proof!


US 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 Room
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 13 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Jul 15 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Jul 17 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Jul 18 Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
Jul 19 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room

WATCH — Dessa’s “Good Grief” + Tour Dates

January 25th, 2018

“Minneapolis native Dessa has made a name for herself as quite the experimental musician. The genre-blending songwriter has been creating tunes on all spectrums of music, from working with the Grammy-winning Minnesota Orchestra, to crafting blistering lyrical raps.

With her upcoming full-length debut album Chime set for release on Feb. 23, Dessa shares a taste of what’s to come with the visual for her lush, emotional single “Good Grief” today. The track narrates through the struggles of dealing with a quarrel in a relationship. Dessa’s jumps between a pacy lyrical flow and some ethereal melodic vocals over the songs’ solemn chords, warm subtle bass line, and oozing background synths. “They say there’s good grief, but how can you tell it from the bad?” croons the singer.” Watch the video Below.

— via Billboard


Tour Dates:
February 23 – Duluth, MN – SOUND*
March 29 –La Crosse, WI – Cavalier Theater*
March 30- Madison, WI- Majestic Theatre*
March 31- Chicago, IL- Subterranean*
April 1 – Detroit, MI – El Club*
April 3 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival*
April 4 – Rochester, MN – Rochester Arts Center *
April 6 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave*
April 27 –Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre*
(* = dates with MONAKR)

WATCH — Jorja Smith’s “Let Me Down” ft. Stormzy + Tour Dates

January 25th, 2018

Let Me Down“, the new song from Jorja Smith featuring Stormzy, dropped last week with an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and fans. She also shared the official video, directed by Hector Dockrill. Filmed in Kiev, we see Jorja taking on the role of a hit-woman – tasked with plotting against a handsome ballet dancer. Caught up in the moment, Jorja finds herself involved in more than just a murder mystery.


Tour Dates:
4/14/18 Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/21/18 Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/23/18 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
4/24/18 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
4/26/18 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/27/18 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
4/28/18 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Caberet
5/1/18 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
5/2/18 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
5/4/18 Detroit, MI @ El Club
5/5/18 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
5/8/18 Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
5/9/18 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
5/11/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry
5/12/18 New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
5/13/18 Washington, DC @ Union Stage

LISTEN — Karen O & Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Yo! My Saint’

January 24th, 2018

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O has dropped a new song featuring the English soul artist Michael Kiwanuka. “Yo! My Saint” is a sultry, slow-burning ballad full of yearning and heartache.

Karen O wrote the song for a new, artfully produced elavilnews video from the French fashion company Kenzo. The short film, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, follows a fashion photographer, played by Dirty Beaches frontman Alex Zhang Hungtai, as he falls for model Kiko Mizuhara. Like the song itself, it’s told in several different sections or chapters, as the music continues to shift in unlikely directions. (The song first appears about two minutes into the video).

— via NPR



LISTEN — Hop Along’s “How Simple” + Tour Dates

January 23rd, 2018

“It’s been three long years since Hop Along’s last album, 2015’s Painted Shut, but yesterday we finally got word that they have a new self-produced album on the way. It’s called Bark Your Head Off, Dog, and Saddle Creek recently sent out some postcard vinyls featuring its lead single. Now, that song is available for all to hear, and “How Simple” finds the band just as great as ever.” Check it out along with tour dates below.

— Via Stereogum


Tour Dates:
5/01 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
5/02 Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
5/03 Boston, MA @ Royale
5/05 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
5/06 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
5/07 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
5/08 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
5/10 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
5/11 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
5/12 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
5/14 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
5/15 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
5/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
5/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
6/01 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
6/02 Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
6/03 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
6/05 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6/06 Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
6/08 Toronto, ON @The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
6/09 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
6/10 Chicago, IL @ Metro
6/12 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
6/13 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
6/16 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/18 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
6/19 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
6/22 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
6/23 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

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