Los Angeles band The Neighbourhood has announced their ‘Wiped Out!’  U.S. tour for summer 2016. The 25-date tour kicks off in Seattle, WA on May 6 and concludes in Dover, DE with a performance at Firefly Music Festival. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 12 at 10am local time. See full list of dates below.

The band will also be touring through Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, France and the UK March 6th-21st with support from Mothxr and Kevin Abstract on select dates.

The Neighbourhood has also announced that vinyl copies of their eagerly anticipated sophomore album Wiped Out! will be released Friday, February 19. The album paved its way to the Top 10 on the overall album sales chart and #1 on the Alt Album charts upon release in October last year.

The Neighbourhood is: Jesse Rutherford (vocals), Jeremy Freedman (guitar), Zach Abels(guitar) Mikey Margott (bass) Brandon Fried (drums).

May 6                    Seattle, WA                       Showbox SoDo
May 7                    Portland, OR                      Roseland Theater
May 9                    Oakland, CA                      Fox Theater
May 10                  Santa Barbara, CA             Santa Barbara Bowl
May 11                  Los Angeles CA                 Microsoft Theater
May 13                  Salt Lake City, UT              In The Venue
May 14                  Denver, CO                       Ogden Theatre
May 16                  Dallas, TX                         South Side Ballroom
May 17                  Austin, TX                         Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
May 18                  Houston, TX                      Revention Music Center
May 21                  Gulf Shores, AL                 Hangout Beach Music & Arts Festival
May 23                  Charlotte, NC                    The Fillmore Charlotte
May 24                  Atlanta, GA                       Buckhead Theater
May 25                  Nashville, TN                    Marathon Music Works
May 31                  Kansas City, MO               Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
June 1                   St Louis, MO                    The Pageant
June 3                   Milwaukee, WI                  The Pabst Theater
June 7                   Indianapolis, IN                 Egyptian Room – Old National Centre
June 8                   Columbus, OH                  Newport Music Hall
June 11                 Cleveland, OH                   House of Blues
June 13                 Buffalo, NY                       The Town Ballroom
June 14                 Providence, RI                   Lupe’s Heartbreak Hotel
June 15                 New York, NY                   Terminal 5
June 17                 New Haven, CT                 College Street Music Hall
June 18                 Dover, DE                         Firefly Music Festival

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Eliot Sumner in Los Angeles @ Echo 3/8

ELIOT SUMNER Announces West Coast March 2016 Tour Dates + SXSW

PRESS HERE to Listen to New Album Informationon Noisey Today!

Information will be released Friday, January 22nd via Interscope Records
 Album art
"[Information] feels cohesive-a blended margarita of dazzling synth layers and Sumner's signature vocals, dreamily masculine and coolly compelling" - Flaunt

"The husky vocals give ['Species'] a goth vibe, the analog synth sequencing provides a minimal wave foundation, shards of angular guitar tear through the refrain and the multi-tracked chorus is pure pop catharsis" - Idolator

"She's traded in the pop sensibilities of her youth for the darkness and worries of adulthood with excellent results" - Consequence of Sound

"It's engaging stuff that inspires you to move with an '80s-influenced beat" - Stereogum

"Eliot Sumner gives us the chills with her new track 'Firewood'" - Earmilk

"There's a newly minted swagger to her pop" - Noisey

"Eliot Sumner will have you dancing with new single 'After Dark'" - Billboard

"['Dead Arms & Dead Legs' is] a pretty huge pop song, with Sumner's androgynous alto sounding dusty and world-weary over a cloudy melody, anxious percussion, and-by song's end-a seasick swell of feedback" - The Fader

January 21, 2016 - Today, Eliot Sumner announced that she will be returning to North America this March for a select group of tour dates, including stops in Los Angeles, Chicago and Austin.  Eliot's first full length album, Informationwill be released on January 22nd via Interscope Records and is streaming now on Noisey - PRESS HERE to listen to the album in full and PRESS HERE to pre-order Information on iTunes today!

Eliot's talents as a songwriter and instrumentalist gained praise upon the release of four new songs last year - "Dead Arms & Dead Legs""After Dark""Firewood" and "Species" - all of which will appear on the album. Influences from Krautrock-inspired riffs to pulsing synth-pop rhythms paired with her signature alto are heard throughout the record. 2015 also marked Eliot's first North American tour with On An On in August and September followed by a European tour in November.
In 2014, following the release of her first EP, Eliot joined Lykke Li as support on her European tour dates. The backstage antics of Eliot and her band were captured in a three-part behind the scenes documentary featured on i-D, "On the Road with Eliot Sumner and Lykke Li" - PRESS HERE to watch.

March 2016 Tour dates:
3/5                   San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/8                   Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
3/10                Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
3/11                Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
3/13                Denton, TX @ 35 Denton
3/15-3/20      Austin, TX @ SXSW

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WINTERSLEEP Premieres New Track "Santa Fe" Album

Premieres New Track "Santa Fe" via Noisey
SXSW and Canadian Tour Dates Announced
New Album The Great Detachment Available on March 4, 2016 via Dine Alone Records
Wintersleep, credit Norman Wong
"['Santa Fe'] feels like a trip to the beach...It's short, sweet, and full of moments." - Noisey 
"['Amerika' is] a big, bold song, revolving like a slow-motion tornado around huge guitars, a booming rhythm and singer Paul Murphy's plangent vocals that take on a chant-like quality on the chorus." 
The Wall Street Journal

Alt-rock band Wintersleep has premiered their visceral, propulsive track "Santa Fe" onNoisey, PRESS HERE to listen! The track is from their highly-anticipated album The Great Detachment (their first in four years!), which will be released on March 4, 2016 viaDine Alone Records. Beginning today, the song will be available as an instant grat on the album, along with anthemic lead single "Amerika."
"Amerika" has received high praise after debuting at #2 on the CBC-Radio 2 chart in mid-January, and has since reached the Top 10 on the Canadian Alternative and Modern Rock Charts. The single has been  the #1 Most Added track at Alternative, and #2 Most Added at Active Rock for four weeks in a row. Wintersleep will celebrate the release of the album with a Canadian tour throughout March, as well as a stop in Austin, TX for SXSW. See full routing below, and PRESS HERE for purchasing information.
Two years in the making, The Great Detachment marks a return to the organic approach of the band's earlier works that simultaneously sees them reaching new pinnacles of songwriting and production. The 11-song collection was recorded at Halifax's Sonic Temple (the birthplace of Welcome To The Night Sky and its preceding 2003 self-titled and 2005 untitled efforts) with producer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai).
The album is very much an introspective work, both conceptually and thematically. It delivers a welcome dose of the atmospheric, entrancing alt-rock for which the band has become known, with beautifully orchestrated arrangements anchored by haunting, almost hypnotic vocal melodies. The energy and urgency inherent in these songs makes them well-suited to the stage, adding more ammo to a captivating live show that's already earned these JUNO winners tours of several continents; stages shared with Pearl Jam, Broken Social Scene, and The Hold Steady; a performance on Late Night with David Letterman, and an opening slot for Sir Paul McCartney.
PRESS HERE to pre-order the album.

Tour Dates:
3/1         Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
3/2         Montreal, QC @ Theatre Plaza St - Hubert
3/3         Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
3/4         Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
3/5         Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
3/15-18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/23       Calgary, AB @ The Gateway at SAIT
3/25       Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
3/26       Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
3/29       Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
3/30       Saskatoon, SK @ The Broadway Theatre
3/31       Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre

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ROGUE WAVE Announce First New Album in 3 Years + Stream "What Is Left To Solve"

Delusions of Grand Fur
(Easy Sound; April 29th, 2016)
(Credit: Andrew Paynter)

Today Rogue Wave announce their first new album in over 3 years entitled Delusions of Grand Fur, which will be released via Easy Sound on April 29th, 2016. The Bay Area band's sixth studio album, Delusions of Grand Fur - a title chosen as a riff on the tendency of fresh-faced musicians to misperceive the reality of band life - marks the reinvigorated return of Zach Rogue, his longtime bandmate Pat Spurgeon, and their fellow bandmembers. Recording and producing the entire LP themselves, Rogue Wave has seized creative control of its identity and sound and is set to smash any preconceptions of its music, revealing the most truthful, powerful, and urgent sonic blueprint of the band to date. PRESS HERE for physical pre-order and HERE for digital. See below for album art and tracklisting.
Demonstrating the new, exciting direction that is heralded on Delusions of Grand Fur, the album's lead single "What Is Left To Solve" is a dark, indie pop single with electronic flourishes. The track premiered over the weekend on Sirius XMU, is streaming now exclusively via Stereogum, and is available as an instant grat with all digital pre-orders -PRESS HERE to listen now.
Rogue Wave will also be taking Delusions of Grand Fur on the road this Spring, with newly announced tour dates starting in May. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 12th - see below to find a show near you.
On Delusions of Grand FurRogue Wave exhibit a fresh sound founded on the art of patience, the fearlessness of experimenting, and the unbridled joy of creating something meaningful to help us navigate through these vacant times. The record opens on a confident tone with the upbeat and personal "Take It Slow," a song inspired by a mantra of patience. The energy takes off on the next track, "In the Morning," which was given its gyrating, infectious pulse by the deft hands of its mixer, Chris Walla. And the bright clip of "California Bride," perhaps the tone that will prove most familiar to longtime fans, is a meditation on the beauty and fortune of being alive. The jangly, psychedelic "Ocean," featuring Mike Deni ofGeographer, is an instant smash about breaking up, and how getting stabbed in the back can leave you feeling infinitesimally small. By the time the album reaches its close with the slow-burning, achingly lush "Memento Mori," it's clear that Delusions of Grand Fur is a masterstroke by a band that knows who it is and has continued to evolve.
In a sense a return to their recording roots, Rogue and Spurgeon decided to work without a producer, instead recording and producing themselves at their home studio in Oakland. Much like the band's debut, 2003's Out of the Shadow, a project completed entirely byRogue and a single engineer, the band worked without recording demo versions of songs-instead, the demos would simply become the songs. While the process of creating the songs themselves had somewhat of a natural evolution, the lyrics did not come as easy. Creating the band's strongest and most varied record to date in terms of storytelling, Roguefound success with his words when slowing himself down and recognizing that his wild juxtapositions of themes actually felt right. "It is the trajectory I've always wanted for this band," says Rogue. "It's the sound of who we actually are, for better or for worse." Despite the modest environment and DIY approach, the end result is a clear snapshot of whoRogue Wave is today.
Watch this space for more on Rogue Wave, and look out for Delusions of Grand Fur this Spring: http://roguewavemusic.com/

Album art

1. Take It Slow
2. In The Morning
3. California Bride
4. Look At Me
5. Falling
6. Curious Me
7. What Is Left To Solve
8. Frozen Lake
9.  Endless Supply
10. Ocean
11. Last Picture Show
12. Mimento Mori
Tour Dates
5/5/16      Oakland, CA @ Starline Ballroom
5/6/16      Mill Valley, CA @ Sweetwater Music Hall
5/7/16      San Francisco, CA @ The independent
5/10/16    Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
5/11/16    Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
5/12/16    Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
5/13/16    New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5/14/16    Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/15/16    Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
5/17/16    Washington, DC @ Black Cat
5/18/16    Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
5/19/16    Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
5/20/16    Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
5/21/16    St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
5/22/16    Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
5/24/16    Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
5/25/16    Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
5/26/16    Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
6/9/16      Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
6/11/16    Austin, TX @ Mohawk Outdoors
6/12/16    San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
6/17/16    Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
6/18/16    Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up

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Emmy The Great Is Playing Bootleg Bar On March 5th!

Second Love Out March 11th On Bella Union

Announces US Tour Dates

 US Tour Dates
Feb 23 - Boston, MA - Cafe 939
Feb 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
Feb 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
Feb 27 - Washington, DC - DC9
Mar 1 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
Mar 2 - Seattle, WA - Barbosa
Mar 4 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Mar 5 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Bar

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Paste Premieres "Black Monday" From Post-Punk Revivalists Drinking Flowers

"The track draws instant comparisons to Depeche Mode and The Cure in my head."- Paste Magazine
Los Angeles post-punk revivalists Drinking Flowers have announced their new album 
New Swirled Order due out March 18th via the newly revamped Manifesto Records. The swirling, synth driven first single "Black Monday" has premiered via Paste Magazine.
Taking from the book of Factory Records era post-punk, "Black Monday" is an incredibly dark yet, catchy slice of synth-pop. Vocalist / guitarist Alex Galindo explains, "'Black Monday' popped into my head, and it seemed to be the perfect two words to capture my feelings at the time. I was depressed, completely uninspired from my day job, and felt trapped. I wanted to make a really dumb and simple pop song with a lot of repetition and only a couple variations floating around. It's sort of a metaphor for the constant flow of uncreative non-liberating work most of us find ourselves doing."
Drinking Flowers originated in Orange County. Shrugging off the shackles of surf and garage, they quickly moved to LA and within a few years established their own pop underground with a couple of washed out EPs. Most notably the transitional "Shadow Show" - whose cover art saw a collaboration with Vice News artist Alex Schubert.
New Swirled Order will grace your ears March 18th 2016 on LP, digital & cassette.

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Magic Wands 'Jupiter' LP Out on Feb 26th via Cleopatra Records

Magic Wands - Jupiter LP

Out Friday, February 26th, 2016 via Cleopatra Records

photo credit jenny baumert
" Think shimmering guitar lines, taut drum beats, and echoing vocals, all liberally borrowed from dark `80s pop bands while still sounding wholly of the moment." - ELLE
Los Angeles dream pop duo Chris & Dexy Valentine of Magic Wands are back with their highly anticipated second album Jupiter out on Cleopatra Records Feb 26th 2016. You may know them from their infectious single “Black Magic” from their debut album Aloha Moon featuring, Teenage Love & Space which was praised by Spin magazine as “a sexy and propulsive stunner” and earned the band opening slots for The Kills, The Horrors, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Black Keys and more. The band returns with a bigger even dreamier sound with their most ambitious album to date, self-produced & featuring cosmic layered guitar tracks, swirling pop vocals, and driving uptempo beats. The band expanded from an electronic duo and are now joined by new band members Tommy Alexander on bass & Keith Crutchfield on drums.

Catch Magic Wands at SXSW & Levitation festival this Spring with a full US tour to follow.
03.16-03.20 - SXSW - Austin, TX
05.01- Levitation- Austin, TX

01. Jupiter
02. Chariot
03. Dream Street
04. Love Soldier
05. Lazerbitch
06. Himalaya
07. I’ll Never Go There Again
08. Blue Wall
09. Heartbeat
10. Jupiter II
Iconic love-wave duo Chris and Dexy Valentine return with their most ambitious album to date, the propulsive and epic Jupiter The two have expanded their original sound to include even more swirling vocals, spinning, wavy guitars and driving, uptempo beats.

Recorded live in the studio in only three days, Jupiter is darker, longer, and more engaging than anything the band has done before.

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Andrew Bird has always been highly respected and has held a captive audience with his story telling prowess, but it's with his new album, 'Are You Serious', that he has made a breakthrough record. Coming April 1st via his new label home Loma Vista Recordings (Spoon, St. Vincent, HEALTH) and produced by Tony Berg, the album propels him into a new category of American songwriters. It's his most direct lyrically to date with key contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.

Three years ago while traveling west to California to start a new life with his wife and young child they stopped at the family farm in rural Illinois for two weeks to catch their breath. The previous two years had been intense to say the least: raising a child in New York City as his wife battled a serious illness. With these dark days behind them he spent the next seven days on the front porch writing the lyrics for what became "Are You Serious".  It's a breakthrough for him in that It gets to the quick of the matter. This is the record he needed to make right now and is certain to put him in the leading class of American songwriter.

The album was put together with a rigor akin to a novelist or playwright and musically crafted like a wrecking crew session where you have to be good right in that moment. There's little folksy quaintness or whimsical flights of fancy. There's less wordplay and more intent to process some difficult times that he went through. From the album art, created by the godfather of conceptual art John Baldessari to foregoing his traditional writing process, Bird has emerged from challenging times and a new process with an album that may be his best.

Premiered on Conan last night, the first single "Capsized" begins to take you down the path that Bird so carefully crafted on the record, speaking from an unguarded point of view while keeping with the melodic, syntactic standards that he has held true to since the beginning of his career. Listen to the first single "Capsized" via this playful lyric video based on Baldessari's distinctive album artwork (link up top). A special, limited edition box set will include among other things colored, 180g vinyl, and exclusive material on bonus 10" + 7" formats. 

For more on the record, you can listen to his All Songs Considered interview with Bob Boilen (link below). Additionally, Bird has announced more show dates for his world tour with $1 for every ticket sold going to Everytown for Gun Violence, an organization that works to end gun violence to build safer communities. Beyond the album, Andrew's original musical score and distinctive whistling provide an offbeat d├ęcor to the brand new Zach Galifianakis comedy 'Baskets' airing on FX. Amidst the tour and all of the above, 2016 will prove to be a big year for Bird.

All Songs Considered with Andrew Bird:  http://found.ee/AndrewBird_NPR
Conan performance of "Capsized": http://teamcoco.com/video/andrew-bird-02-04-16

Pre-order the album here and receive and instant grat for "Capsized": 

Feb 25 -  Eindhoven, NL - Muziekgebouw
Feb 26 -  Amsterdam, NL - Muziekgebouw aan't IJ
Feb 27 -  Rotterdam, NL - De Doelen 
Feb 28 -  Groningen, NL - De Oosterpoort
Mar 30 -  Nashville, TN - The Ryman
April 1 -  Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival
April 2 -  Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle   
April 4 -  Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 
April 5 -  Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 
April 7 -  Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre 
April 8 -  New York, NY - Terminal 5 
April 9 -  Boston, MA - Citi Wang Theatre 
April 11 -  Montreal, QC - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
April 13 -  Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall   
April 14 -  Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre 
April 15 -  Columbus, OH - The LC Pavillion 
April 16 -  Cleveland, OH - House of Blues 
April 18 -  Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater 
April 19 -  Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
April 21 -  Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
April 22 -  St. Louis, MO - The The Pageant
April 30 -  Dublin, IRE - Vicar Street  
May 2 -  Edinburgh, UK - Queen's Hall
May 3 -  Manchester, UK - Cathedral 
May 4 - London, UK - Roundhouse 
May 6 -  Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso 
May 8 -  Brussels, BE - Cirque Royale
May 9 -  Paris, FR - Trianon
May 13 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
May 14 Los Angeles, CA - Ace Theatre
May 15 Los Angeles, CA - Ace Theatre
May 16 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
May 18 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
May 19 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
May 21 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
May 23 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
May 24 Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre


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