Upcoming Releases

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On May 4th, 2015 My Morning Jacket are set to return with their seventh full-length album,The Waterfall via ATO Records/Capitol Records. This release will mark the band’s first on Capitol Records. Recorded in Stinson Beach CA, The Waterfall is the follow-up to the GRAMMY®-nominated Circuital, which was ranked among 2011’s best albums by publications such as Rolling Stone, Paste, MOJO, and Uncut.
 
Today, the Louisville quintet reveal the new album’s cover art, full track list, and the lead single, “Big Decisions”, as well as launch a pre-order for the new album via its 
official websiteiTunes and Amazon. Fans who preorder The Waterfall will receive an instant download of "Big Decisions,” which is available for streaming today via VEVOSpotify, and all other digital services.
 
My Morning Jacket also announce an extensive United States tour in support of the new album, which will see them headline Governors Ball and Bonnaroo before embarking on a nationwide headlining tour in mid-May, followed by dates in Europe. Fan club pre-sale will be going live on March 9 and the tickets will be available for general sale on March 13. (See full list of tour dates below). 

My Morning Jacket arrived at Northern California’s Stinson Beach in late 2013 thinking only about making an album. The band was not prepared to be seduced. But within a couple of days, Jim James, Tom Blankenship, Patrick Hallahan, Carl Broemel and Bo Kosterwere in love with Panoramic House, a studio perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, located only about a half hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge, combined with the almost mystical serenity flooded them with a charged sense of possibilities.

“For me, every record has the spirit of where we made it,” explains singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter Jim James. “Stinson Beach was so psychedelic and focused. It was almost like we lived on our own little moon out there. It feels like you’re up in the sky.”
On the new release there are moments that reach back to early albums such as 2001’s At Dawn and 2003’s It Still Moves, the record that gave the band a much broader audience. But the experimentation that marked 2004’s Z, 2008’s Evil Urges and James’ 2013 solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God is clearly in effect.

The Waterfall sounds like history and decades colliding, like a record made by fervent music fans in search of that tingle up the spine. Inveterate music geeks will hear echoes of vintage rock and pop as MMJ continues to honor its influences without aping any of them;The Waterfall sounds like nothing else but also warmly familiar.

 “That’s kind of the sound of this record, and my life, the sound of the page turning and not being sure what’s coming next,” said James.

 “The freedom we went into this record with took a lot of the pressure off, as far as what to do and how to do it,” Hallahan added. “The mantra was anything goes, no stone unturned, it’ll be done when it’s done.”

The band recorded The Waterfall by teaming up again with producer/engineer Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Neko Case), who also worked with My Morning Jacket on Circuital. In addition to the Stinson Beach sessions, they recorded at Martine’s Portland, OR studio Flora and at Ratterman’s La La Land studio in Louisville.

But in the end, it all circled back to Stinson Beach.

“Out of all the places we’ve recorded, I think that place might have informed the record on a spiritual level more than any other,” adds Koster. “If you listen to ‘Like A River,’ it just sounds like Stinson Beach.”

The Waterfall is the latest in a career-spanning string of success beginning with the band’s 1999 debut album The Tennessee Fire and including 2008's Evil Urges and 2011's Circuitalwhich each received GRAMMY ® nominations - the latter debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart.
 

The Waterfall - Track Listing
 
Believe (Nobody Knows)
Compound Fracture
Like A River
In Its Infancy (The Waterfall)
Get The Point
Spring (Among the Living)
Thin Line
Big Decisions
Tropics (Erase Traces)
Only Memories Remain
 
My Morning Jacket Tour Dates
 
May 15 at Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA
May 16 at Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN
May 17 at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL
May 23 at Boston Calling Festival in Boston, MA
June 3 at State Theatre in Cleveland, OH w/ Floating Action
June 4 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA w/ Floating Action
June 5 at Governors Ball Music Festival in New York, NY
June 7 at Field Trip Festival in Toronto, ON
June 9 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 10 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 11 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 12-14 at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN
June 16 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 17 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 19 at Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Waverly, IA
June 20 at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI w/ Floating Action
June 23 at Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH w/ Floating Action
June 24 at Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH w/ Floating Action
June 26 at Northrup Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN w/ Hippo Campus
June 27 at Northrup Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN w/ Lizzo
July 17-19 at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY
July 21 at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA w/ Lizzo
July 22 at Artpark Series in Lewiston, NY w/ Lizzo
July 26 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD w/ Jason Isbell
July 28 at Red Hat Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC w/ Lucius
July 29 at Uptown Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC w/ Lucius
July 31 at Champions Square in New Orleans, LA w/ Lucius
August 1 at Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 3 at The Fillmore in Miami, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 4 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 7 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA w/ Mini Mansions
August 8 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA w/ Mini Mansions
August 10 at BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL w/ Mini Mansions
August 12 at The Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO w/ Hippo Campus
August 13 at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO w/ Hippo Campus
August 14 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO w/ Sylvan Esso
August 28-30 at Rock en Seine Festival in Paris, FR
September 1 at Rivierenhof Amphitheatre in Antwerp, BEL
September 2 at Gloria in Koln, GER
September 4 at Electric Picnic Festival in Dublin, IRE
September 5 at End of the Road Festival in Larmer Tree Gardens, UK
September 6 at The Ritz in Manchester, UK
September 8 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, UK
September 10 at Paradiso in Amsterdam, HOL
September 12 at Take Root Festival in Groningen, HOL
September 13 at Lollapalooza in Berlin, GER

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Known for their enigmatic indie-pop meets growling guitar grunge, Philadelphia’s Hop Along return with their sophomore full-length album Painted Shut, slated for release May 5th on Saddle Creek. Following the release of the band’s debut Get Disowned LP,Frances Quinlan has emerged as one of music’s most unique songwriters. Recorded and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth) in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, Frances is joined by Mark Quinlan (drums), Tyler Long (bass) and Joe Reinhart (guitar) on Painted Shut. The album + 300 limited edition 180g white and pink haze vinyl are now available for pre-order at the Saddle Creek Online Store.
 
Painted Shut is a record of lush compositions, fuzzed-out guitar riffs and captivating vignettes that tell vivid stories of desperation and weary awakening. It pays homage to post-punk luminaries, while simultaneously driving home a sound that is contemporary, emotive and challenging to define. Frances’ raw, spellbinding vocals cut through distorted guitars and playful percussion on lead single “Waitress”. “Texas Funeral” is a propulsive pop anti-anthem, which builds as the track ascends to its roaring peak. Swelling guitars drive “Powerful Man” and an instantly catchy melody keep listeners hooked.
 
“Waitress” premiered with VICE’s Noisey today - please post and share! 
 
Often depicted on Painted Shut are the two lives of legendary (though generally unknown) musicians Buddy Bolden and Jackson C. Frank, who were plagued with mental illness until their penniless deaths. It touches upon accounts of poverty, abuse, greed; and banal, sub-par behavior. The songs present themselves unencumbered despite the difficult subject matter, at times both jubilant and irreverent. Revered for their electrifying live show, Hop Along will kick off a national tour with The War on Drugs this month – be sure to catch them in a city near you!

 

3/28: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa (w/ The War on Drugs)
3/29: Richmond, VA @ The National (w/ The War on Drugs)
3/31: Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre (w/ The War on Drugs)
4/1: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 (w/ The War on Drugs)
4/2: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre (w/ The War on Drugs)
4/3: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City (w/ The War on Drugs)
4/4:  Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall (w/ The War on Drugs)
4/5: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom (w/ The War on Drugs)
4/7: Albequerque, NM @ The Historic El Rey Theatre (w/ The War on Drugs)
4/8: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls (w/ The War on Drugs)
4/9: Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom (w/ The War on Drugs)
4/11: Wichita, KS @ Lucky's Everyday
4/12: Champaign, IL @ Mike n Molly's
4/13: Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
5/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
5/6: Hamden, CT @ The Space
5/7: Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery
5/8: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
5/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
5/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
5/13: Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
5/15: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
5/16: Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
5/18: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
5/19: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk- Inside
5/22: Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher
5/23: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
5/26: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
5/28: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
5/29: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
5/30: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
6/1: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/2: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/3: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
6/4: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
6/5: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
6/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
6/7: Toronto, ON @ The CAVE at Lee's Palace
 
Track Listing
1. The Knock
2. Buddy in the Parade
3. Horseshoe Crabs
4. Waitress
5. Happy To See Me
6. Texas Funeral
7. Powerful Man
8. I Saw My Twin
9. Well-dressed
10. Sister Cities


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Downtown Boys debut LP Full Communism is a thrashing record of songs about smashing the prison-industrial complex, racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts. Released May 5th on Don Giovanni Records, the band will take their ferocious live show on the road with labelmates Screaming Females and make a stop in Austin during SXSW.
 
Full Communism comes at a current critical moment in the struggle for justice being fought in the US and throughout the world. It is set to a commanding tempo programmed make you move regardless of whether singer Victoria Ruiz is singing or shouting. “Wave Of History” opens with the ominous cry of a horn line, deciding this generation has the power to create change, “Break A Few Eggs,” opens with punk-infused guitars and saxophones and only two lines of lyrics that need little interpretation. “Monstro” is a feminist anthem, in your face in the best way with an incredibly infectious sax line.

 
Downtown Boys are a bilingual political sax punk party from Providence, RI. Impossible to categorize and comprised of a formidable voice, two saxophones, guitar, bass and drums, their scathing energy is palpable in every room they take hold of. Shifting from English to Spanish, punk to rock to jazz to pure fun, their record is sure to open eyes, rattle ribs and bring dancefloors to their knees.

National Tour Dates
# = w/ Screaming Females
 
3/9: Durham, NC @ The Pinhook #
3/10: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight #
3/11: Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge #
3/12: Orlando, FL @ The Social #
3/13: Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic #
3/14: Tallahassee, FL # All Saints Cafe #
3/15: New Orleans, LA # Sisters in Christ Records (Gasa Gasa) #
3:16: McAllen, TX @ GALAX Z FAIR IV #
3/17: Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown #
3/18: Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies (She Shreds Magazine Showcase), TBD
3/19: San Antonio, TX @ Nesta
3/20: Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Ad Hoc Daytime Party), 2:30pm
3/20: Austin, TX @ Longbranch Inn (Don Giovanni Showcase). 10:30pm
4/5: Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater #

 


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BLKHRTS, a nationally recognized, critically hailed rap crew from Denver just released a preview track from their highly anticipated commercial debut, Dead Drops, set for release on May 5th.  The hype new track, “COATHANGERS”, a hip-hop homage to The Coathangers’ “Hurricane”, is just a taste of the energy and complexity that can be expected from the band’s heart-shaped vinyl double single and digital EP being released via Deathbomb Arc.
 
Drawn to the ferociousness of rock old and new (their song “Bark at Me” samples Iggy Pop’s “I Wanna Be Your Dog”), BLKRHTS were drawn to “Hurricane” precisely because it sounds as real is it is raw. “The sheer ferocity and abandon of that song is remarkable,” says Yonnas, the producer in the group. “A lot of people scream that they don't give a fuck while wreaking of effort. The Coathangers really do sound like they don't give a fuck, more so then really anyone I've ever heard on record. That whole song sounds like it's perpetually about to fly off the rails at any moment.”

BLKHRTS, which also includes rappers King F.O.E. and Karma, are a force of nature. Their live shows have been likened to a hurricane slamming into a shoreline at a thousand miles an hour, or an avalanche triggered by barbaric yawp. “There’s a grand and emotive romanticism and fatalism to our sound, but we layer it over hard beats,” explains Yonnas. “It’s that dichotomy of being the most hard and soft thing in the room.”
 
Catch them live:
5/2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
5/30 - Athens, GA @ ATHICA


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ALL-VINYL DJ TOUR SPRING 2015
5/7 Brooklyn, NY - Verboten
5/8 Philadelphia, PA - The Dolphin
5/9 Washington DC - U Street Music Hall
5/15 Dallas TX - It'll Do Club
5/16 Austin TX – Kingdom
+ more TBA

 
Brooklyn-based electronic duo Holy Ghost! announce Work For Hire,  a collection of the band’s favorite remixes from it’s extensive catalogue out May 5(self released).
 
Known for their high profile remix work as well as original recordings, Work For Hire traces the Holy Ghost! legacy from the early DFA days through to today, showcasing the band’s (aka Alex Frankel & Nick Millhiser) sonic evolution, penchant for cross-genre collaboration, and studio-prowess. It also makes for a darn good playlist from start to finish. 
  
“Letting our remixes go has always been kind of hard,” explains Alex.  “We labor over them for weeks, often reproducing every element of the song from drums to vocals, and really try to give them as much life and love as we would an original song. 
 
To see them all here, done over so many years but now in one comprehensive collection, side by side, is amazing. It's also kind of like looking at our own musical timeline. You can hear us developing as producers, having fun, experimenting, and - above all else - working.  This album is a scrapbook of our work and time together.”
 
Featuring quintessential remixes from the band’s catalogue in sequential order from 2007 – present, Work For Hire includes standout Holy Ghost! remixes for MGMT, Cut Copy, Moby, Phoenix, LCD Soundsystem, & RAC among many more. Three brand new remixes complete the package – a new remix for Hannie El Khatib’s “Two Brothers” is revealed today (
listen/share) plus new remixes for Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally”  and Jose Gonzales’ “Let It Carry You close out the stellar collection of mixes. (Full tracklist below)
 
To support the release the band will also head out on a series of North American DJ dates, which will see them spinning ALL VINYL.
 
Holy Ghost! is Brooklyn-based electronic music duo Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser. In addition to its extensive remix work, the duo has released two original albums; the self-titled debut album (2011) and its sophomore follow-up Dynamics (2013).


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05/01/2015, Surfer Blood Thomas Fekete Benefit Show in NYC (Marnie Stern, Cults & More) + New Video, Nat’l Headline Tour
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Today Surfer Blood reveal its full national headline tour in support of 1000 Palms, the band’s third full-length and first release with Joyful Noise out May 12th. In addition to the upcoming tour the band also announces details of a NYC benefit show for guitarist Thomas Feteke’s cancer treatment May 12th at Bowery Ballroom. MORE» More»

 

Today Surfer Blood reveal its full national headline tour in support of 1000 Palms, the band’s third full-length and first release with acclaimed indie imprint Joyful Noise out May 12th. In addition to the upcoming 30+ date tour (listed in full below) the band also announces details of a NYC benefit show for guitarist Thomas Feteke’s cancer treatment May 12th at Bowery Ballroom (album release day).
 
Surfer Blood have organized a benefit concert for their guitarist Thomas Fekete, who is undergoing treatment for cancer.  Friends of Thomas will join Surfer Blood for special performances at Bowery Ballroom (New York) on Tuesday, May 12.  Performers will include Julianna Barwick, Kip Berman (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart), DJ Allen Blickle (Alpaca), Andy Boay (Tonstartssbandht), Cults, POP ETC (acoustic), Marnie Stern & The Figs (w/ members of Les Savy Fav & Girls Against Boys), We Are Scientists. More about Thomas at:  http://www.surferblood.com/thomas
 
1000 Palms is the band's return to indie label life after a frustrating experience on Warner Bros. The new record – which features stunners such as “Dorian”, newly-revealed track “Island” and first single “I Can’t Explain” – was written and recorded at home entirely by the band, free of major label tinkering.  The record is Surfer Blood at its most adventurous and carefree. 
 
Today also sees the reveal of the first video from the album for lead single “I Can’t Explain” - premiering via AV Club. Speaking of the video, Surfer Blood’s John Paul Pitts provided insight on the track and making of:
 
“The lyrics to "I Can't Explain" are about a romantic encounter on a New Year's Eve, so we wanted the video to show the events of a New Year's party sped up.  We ended up slowing down the song to half-tempo and choreographing all the background action in real time.  This way the movement would appear to be sped up when played back at the normal tempo.  Thankfully a lot of our friends showed up to help, I think a lot of them wanted an opportunity to throw cake at each other in their favorite bar… The video concept was created by our friend Ates Isildak: a local musician, videographer, promoter and clairvoyant.”
 
Check the video out above and come out to see the band live at one of the dates listed below.

SURFER BLOOD NATIONAL HEADLINE TOUR
5/8: Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/9: Richmond, VA @ The Camel
5/10: Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
5/11: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/12: Bowery Ballroom – Thomas Feteke Benefit Show 
5/14: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
5/15: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
5/16: Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge
5/18: Akron, OH @ Musica
5/19: Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise Recordings
5/20: Lansing, MI @ The Loft
5/21: Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
5/22: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/23: Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
5/24: Madison, WI @ The Frequency
5/26: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
5/27: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room (Outdoors)
5/28: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
5/29: Cincinnati, OH @ Fountain Square
5/30: Nashville, TN @ Exit In
6/8: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
6/10: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
6/11: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Cafe
6/12: Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
6/13: Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
6/15: Provo, UT @ Velour Live Music Gallery
6/16: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
6/19: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
6/20: San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
6/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
6/26: Charlotte, NC @ Fountain Plaza
6/27: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
7/11: Columbus, OH @ Seventh Son Brewing Co.
7/17: Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Dogfish Head Brew Pub
7/18: Frederick, MD @ Flying Dog Brewery

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05/01/2015, My Morning Jacket to Host Vinyl Listening Party + Tonight Show Performance
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On Sunday, May 3rd My Morning Jacket will be hosting an on-line vinyl listening party to give fans an exclusive first listen to their forthcoming album The Waterfall, out May 4th via ATO Records/Capitol Records. MORE» More»

On Sunday, May 3rd My Morning Jacket will be hosting an on-line vinyl listening party to give fans an exclusive first listen to their forthcoming album The Waterfall, out May 4th via ATO Records/Capitol Records.  The audio and visual of the vinyl album will be live streamed on Youtube from Electric Lady Studios in NYC while the Q&A will take place on the band’sFacebook page in partnership with Record Store Day.
 
My Morning Jacket will do a pre-playback live chat at 9:30pm EST to welcome the fans and the needle will drop at 10:00pm EST. After playback, the band will host a chat with their fans on Facebook. My Morning Jacket encourages listeners to employ their best audio set-up be it headphones or on stereos if they’re going to enjoy their first listen with friends.Tips below!
 
Firefox is the recommended browser for YouTube Live.
Use an internet connection of 14 Mbps and above. Set YouTube video quality to 1080p within the player. This will ensure the audio experienced is at 48K. Avoid audio playback through internal laptop speakers. For enhanced listening use headphones or external speakers.
 
The Waterfall will be released on Monday May 4 and is available for pre-order now.

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 as a day to promote and celebrate the culture of the independent record store and has grown into an organization that offers promotions and exclusives to stores year-round. RSD is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with AIMS and CIMS.
  

Electric Lady holds a venerable spot in rock and roll legend. In a day-and-age where classic recording studios are discussed almost purely for their past, Electric Lady continues to produce the world's most critically acclaimed and best selling albums. It is the oldest working and thriving recording studio in New York City.
 
Be sure to catch MMJ on their worldwide tour this summer and to tune into The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, tonight May 1.
 
My Morning Jacket Tour Dates
 
May 15 at Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA
May 16 at Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN
May 17 at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL
May 23 at Boston Calling Festival in Boston, MA
June 3 at State Theatre in Cleveland, OH w/ Floating Action
June 4 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA w/ Floating Action
June 5 at Governors Ball Music Festival in New York, NY
June 7 at Field Trip Festival in Toronto, ON
June 9 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 10 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 11 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 13 at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN
June 16 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 17 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI w/ Hiss Golden Messenger
June 19 at Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Waverly, IA
June 20 at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI w/ Floating Action
June 21 at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI w/Floating Action
June 23 at Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH w/ Floating Action
June 24 at Palace Theatre in Columbus, OH w/ Floating Action
June 26 at Northrup Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN w/ Hippo Campus
June 27 at Northrup Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN w/ Lizzo
July 18 at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY
July 21 at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA w/ Lizzo
July 22 at Artpark Series in Lewiston, NY w/ Lizzo
July 25 at Xponential Music Festival in Camden, NJ w/ St. Vincent
July 26 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD w/ Jason Isbell
July 28 at Red Hat Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC w/ Lucius
July 29 at Uptown Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC w/ Lucius
July 31 at Champions Square in New Orleans, LA w/ Lucius
August 1 at Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 3 at The Fillmore in Miami, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 4 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL w/ Mini Mansions
August 7 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA w/ Mini Mansions
August 8 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA w/ Mini Mansions
August 10 at BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL w/ Mini Mansions
August 12 at The Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO w/ Hippo Campus
August 13 at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO w/ Hippo Campus
August 14 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO w/ Sylvan Esso
August 28-30 at Rock en Seine Festival in Paris, FR
September 1 at Rivierenhof Amphitheatre in Antwerp, BEL
September 2 at Gloria in Koln, GER
September 4 at Electric Picnic Festival in Dublin, IRE
September 5 at End of the Road Festival in Larmer Tree Gardens, UK
September 6 at The Ritz in Manchester, UK
September 8 at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, UK
September 10 at Paradiso in Amsterdam, HOL
September 12 at Take Root Festival in Groningen, HOL
September 13 at Lollapalooza in Berlin, GER

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05/01/2015, French Duo Make the Girl Dance Unleashes French Electro-Pop Gold With Extraball on Earmilk
05/01/201505/01/2015, French Duo Make the Girl Dance Unleashes French Electro-Pop Gold With Extraball on Earmilk
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French electro duo Make the Girl Dance just premiered their latest album Extraball onEarmilk, bringing the dance party just in time for the weekend. Influenced by everything from 60’s French films and hand claps to Voodoo music and the Eurythmics, each track tells a different tale but all will make you get up and move. MORE» More»

French electro duo Make the Girl Dance just premiered their latest album Extraball onEarmilk, bringing the dance party just in time for the weekendInfluenced by everything from 60’s French films and hand claps to Voodoo music and the Eurythmics, each track tells a different tale but all will make you get up and move.
 
Check out the story behind each track, as told to Earmilk:
1. "Candy Store"
It’s one of the pop songs we are the most proud of, but one we had to work on the most. We first give the instrumental to a friend in LA, Yard of the group Blondes and made some good vocals. But we gave it at the same time at Ornette with who we worked on another track, where she decided to mix the 2 voices., where the project ends in a duet with people who never met.
2. "Yéyé"
In the first album we had a weird rockabilly track named "Tchiki Tchiki". We wanted to have another strange influenced track on this album as well, so we worked on a sample of a 60’s french movie, with a very dance bass on the sound track. Then we asked Ornette if she was interested in doing something with that. She was inspired and delivered Italo-eEnglish lyrics that came out super shinny, where it was suddenly an obvious first single.
3. "Mad Clap"
At the beginning we wanted to make a track all about claps and percussion, so we mixed that idea with another electronic bassline we made for another track. At the end, Joeystarr, one of the biggest French name in hip hop was in the studio to record on another track and he decided to try that one too. It was so powerful that we kept this recording from that session.
4. "Woo Ooh"
We started to write a basic techno baseline, only working with big filters effects. It was supposed to be instrumental, but in LA we met Gavin Turek, and she liked the track and asked if she could try some vocals on it. What she sent was surprising and super classy. We love that track.
5. "Fairytales"
In LA some friend lent us a Fender bass that belonged 30 years ago to the mythic band Eurythmics. Greg started to play some rock bass lines and that how this track was born. Then we asked Victoria, a friend of ours, to play drums and sing on it.
6. "Voodoo"
At the very end of the creative process, in a morning, Greg decided to sample some voodoo music. He was so inspired that in one day he produced "Voodoo". Then we asked Joeystarr, our hip hop friend to work along the track.
7. "Your Spring"
One of thes track we entirely produced in LA. Just based on a fender Rhodes arpeggios, we started to sing some vocal ideas on it, and even if we don't usually, we wrote some simple lyrics. We asked Marion Corral to perform it with her mellow flawless voice.
8. "Explosive"
"Explosive" is one of the other fat electronic tracks of the album produced for the dance floors. We like to imagine people getting high and dancing on that track, stuck in front of a large speaker.
9. "Something or Anything"
It’s a song very inspired by our stay in Los Angeles. One pop song you can listen to driving a convertible car by Malibu, and it smells like summer and panties.
10. "Dancing In Nowhere"
The only track that wasn’t written at the same time as the rest of the album. It’s a track that have been produced some month before, a single with vocals of our Swiss friend Solange la Frange.
11. "Girlz Part 2"
After the first album, we produced a single: "Girlz". We didn’t want to put it in this album as it was, but wanted to propose a new version, a rework of it. Not because it wasn’t good enough but just to offer a new lecture of it.
 
Their first album’s success is undeniable: their video clips have more than 40 million views (Baby Baby Baby, Kill Me, Tchiki Tchiki Tchiki…), their music is synchronized on some massive TV campaigns such as Microsoft, Magnum Ice Cream, Victoria’s Secret or Nivea as well as on TV shows (Gossip GirlCastleJersey Shore…) and blockbusters (lately, for Luc Besson's movie Lucy) and they’re still releasing infectious tracks and videos. Last but not least, the guys keep touring since years across the world (Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Turkey, Russia...), in other words: three times around the world in only five years! Composed in sunny Los Angeles and recorded and mixed in less sunny Paris, Make The Girl Dance will release their new album Extraball on May 4, 2015.
  
Make The Girl Dance - Extraball *pre-order with "Yé Yé (Ooh La La)" instant grat*
http://smarturl.it/Extraball

Announcement
05/01/2015

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04/30/2015, Hop Along 'Painted Shut' Album Stream Drops w/ SPIN, Nat'l Tour Kicks Off in NYC 5/5, LP Out 5/4 via Saddle Creek
04/30/201504/30/2015, Hop Along 'Painted Shut' Album Stream Drops w/ SPIN, Nat'l Tour Kicks Off in NYC 5/5, LP Out 5/4 via Saddle Creek
Announcement
04/30/2015
Announcement
04/30/2015
Hop Along will release their highly anticipated sophomore full-length albumPainted Shut, May 4th on Saddle Creek. Known for their enigmatic indie-pop meets growling guitar grunge, Painted Shut is a record of lush compositions, fuzzed-out guitar riffs and captivating vignettes that tell stories of desperation and weary awakening. MORE» More»

Philadelphia’s Hop Along will release their highly anticipated sophomore full-length albumPainted Shut, May 4th on Saddle Creek. Known for their enigmatic indie-pop meets growling guitar grunge, Painted Shut is a record of lush compositions, fuzzed-out guitar riffs and captivating vignettes that tell vivid stories of desperation and weary awakening. The album is now available for pre-order at the Saddle Creek Online Store.
 
The band has shared a handful of tracks off Painted Shut, and today they are thrilled to reveal the long awaited full album stream with SPIN. Hop Along will kick off a national headlining tour with an album release throwdown in NYC on May 5th, giving fans ample time to spend with the album before the band comes through their town. Revered for their electrifying live show, be sure to catch them in a city near you!
 
Recorded and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth) in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, Frances is joined by Mark Quinlan (drums), Tyler Long (bass) and Joe Reinhart (guitar) on Painted Shut. Often depicted on the album are the two lives of legendary (though generally unknown) musicians Buddy Bolden and Jackson C. Frank, who were plagued with mental illness until their penniless deaths. It touches upon accounts of poverty, abuse, greed; and banal, sub-par behavior. The songs present themselves unencumbered despite the difficult subject matter, at times both jubilant and irreverent.
 
For more information on Hop Along, give us a shout!
Sarah Avrin, sarah@girlie.com212-989-2222 x136
Jeff Apruzzese, jeff@girlie.com212-989-2222 x118
 
Hop Along National Tour Dates
 
5/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
5/6: Hamden, CT @ The Space
5/7: Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery
5/8: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
5/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
5/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
5/13: Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
5/14: Richmond, VA @ The Camel
5/15: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
5/16: Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
5/18: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
5/19: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk- Inside
5/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
5/22: Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher
5/23: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
5/26: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
5/28: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
5/29: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
5/30: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
6/1: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/2: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/3: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
6/4: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
6/5: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
6/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
6/7: Toronto, ON @ The CAVE at Lee's Palace
 

Announcement
04/30/2015

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04/30/2015, Sino-American Diplomatic Bureaucracy Forces Chui Wan to Cancel Dates on US Tour
04/30/201504/30/2015, Sino-American Diplomatic Bureaucracy Forces Chui Wan to Cancel Dates on US Tour
Announcement
04/30/2015
Announcement
04/30/2015
It is with great disappointment to announce that Beijing Psych rock band Chui Wan have to cancel the beginning of their North American tour surrounding the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled LP, out tomorrow, May 1st, on Maybe Mars. Unusual complications surrounding their visas have caused the cancellations. MORE» More»

It is with great disappointment to announce that Beijing Psych rock band Chui Wan have to cancel the beginning of their North American tour surrounding the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled LP, out tomorrow, May 1st, on Maybe Mars.  Unusual complications surrounding their visas have caused the cancellations. However, their visas have already been approved, and foresee this issue being resolved within the next week. The following dates have already been cancelled:
5/1: Berkeley, CA @ Starry Plough
5/2: Los Angeles, CA @ HM157
5/3: Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
5/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
 
(click here to hear stream of Chui Wan)
 
Inspired by the concept of seeking the infinite from the mundane, the core of Chui Wan's sound is formed by the improvisational compositions of multi-instrumentalist Yan Yulongand guitarist Liu Xinyu. Their lush arrangements for guitar, keyboard, viola, other assorted instruments, and random sound samples often eschew reliable melodies and vocal harmonies in favor of occasional passages of minimal drone or maximal sonic layerings. Bassist Wu Qiong and drummer Li Zichao provide a stable ground floor from which the band can continually float away, like a sound half-heard and soon gone on a gust of wind.
 
The tour continues:
5/5: Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
5/6: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
5/7: Madrid, NM @ Mine Shaft Tavern 
5/9: Austin, TX @ Elevation Amphitheater (River Stage)
5/10: Tulsa, OK @ The Fur Shop
5/11: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
5/12: Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
5/13: Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb's
5/14: Boston, MA @ Club Bohemia
5/15: New York, NY @ Baby's Alright
5/16: Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's
5/17: Chicago, IL @ Burlington Bar
5/18: Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
5/19: Winnipeg @ West End Cultural Center
5/22: Saskatoon @ Vangelis
5/23: Calgary @ National Music Center
5/24: Edmonton @ Wunderbar
5/26: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret (Tame Impala After Party)
5/27: Seattle, WA @ Lo-Fi
5/28: Portland, OR @ Foggy Notion
5/29: Nevada City, CA @ Cooper's
5/30: Los Angeles, CA @ Cafe Nela
5/31: Los Angeles, CA @ The Grand Star Jazz Club
6/1: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
 

Announcement
04/30/2015