10/24/2014

The Icarus Line Announce Tour, New Album Coming in 2015

THE ICARUS LINE ANNOUNCE WEST COAST WINTER TOUR

FINISHING NEW ALBUM, DUE NEXT YEAR

 
STREAM // EMBED "DON'T LET ME SAVE YOUR SOUL" 

"An eminently powerful work of rock 'n' roll from start to finish, 
Slave Vows hasn't saved the soul of rock music, but it sure as hell has revitalized it." - Popmatters

"Just when you think you've fallen out of love with The Icarus Line,
they fuck you up all over again." - Drowned in Sound

Los Angeles-based rockers The Icarus Line are proud to announce a West-coast tour for this winter, which will start on December 1 at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, CA and conclude on December 12 at Soda Bar inSan Diego, CA. The full list of tour dates is below, with more to be announced soon.

The group has been pretty busy as of late -- since the recent release of their mini-LP Avowed Slavery and their full-length Slave Vows (featuring "Don't Let Me Save Your Soul") before that, they've been hard at work in the studio wrapping up a brand new full-length that will be in the hands of eager listeners next year.

Anger, they say, is an energy, but energy counts for nothing unless you know how to wield it correctly. Los Angeles hellions The Icarus Line have spent a decade and change mastering that energy, manifesting via retina-scarring, pulse-quickening live performances ever on the edge of total collapse and often tumbling into brilliance, via well-publicized pranks at the expense of corporate rock's sacred cows (that time they graffiti-ed The Strokes' tour bus, that time they stole Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar, that time they published Fred Durst's cellphone number on the affiliated website Buddyhead), and - most potently - via four albums of sleek, sulphurous punk-rock that stoked their rage into a righteous, seductive party. 

The Icarus Line tour dates:
12/1 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA
12/2 - Fulton 55 - Fresno, CA
12/3 - Elbow Room - San Francisco, CA
12/5 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
12/6 - The Know - Portland, OR
12/7 - 1078 Gallery - Chico, CA
12/8 - Starlite Lounge - Sacramento, CA
12/9 - Night Lite - Oakland, CA
12/10 - Constellation Room - Costa Mesa, CA
12/11 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
12/12 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA

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Death From Above 1979 Tour Begins

 

After a 10 year hiatus, punk-rock duo Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Granger are going back on tour in support of Death From Above 1979's long awaited second album, The Physical World.  Kicking off the tour in New Orleans, LA on November 1st, Death From Above 1979 will headline twenty-one US shows and two festivals.

Tour dates below:

11/01    New Orleans, LA                   Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/03    Atlanta, GA                            Buckhead Theatre
11/04    Nashville, TN                         Marathon Music Works
11/06    Houston, TX                          Warehouse Live
11/07    Austin, TX                              Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08    Dallas, TX                              Granada Theater
11/10    Tempe, AZ                             Marquee Theatre
11/12    San Diego, CA                       House of Blues
11/13    Santa Ana, CA                       Observatory
11/14    Los Angeles, CA                    The Regent Theatre
11/15    Las Vegas, NV                       Brooklyn Bowl
11/17    San Francisco, CA                 The Independent
11/18    Portland, OR                          Crystal Ballroom
11/19    Seattle, WA                            Neumos
11/21    Salt Lake City, UT                  In The Venue
11/22    Boulder, CO                           Fox Theatre
11/24    Minneapolis, MN                    First Avenue

11/25    Chicago, IL                             Riviera Theatre11/26    Detroit, MI                              Crofoot
11/28    New York, NY                        Terminal 5
11/29    Philadelphia, PA                    Union Transfer
12/01    Washington, DC                    9:30 Club
12/02    Boston, MA                            House of Blues

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10/23/2014

Tashaki Miyaki Share Cover of Prince's "The Beautiful Ones"

TASHAKI MIYAKI SHARE COVER OF 
PRINCE'S "THE BEAUTIFUL ONES"
ANNOUNCE THE COVERS EP
Listen to "The Beautiful Ones" (Prince Cover) Here Via Stereogum /Soundcloud
The Covers EP Coming Later This Fall
Tour Supporting Allah-Las Kicking off November 14th at Austin, TX's The Parish
"It's all so pretty I'm afraid saying anything else might diminish it." The FADER
       
(Credit: Marc Gabor)
Tashaki Miyaki enjoy exploring sounds, ideas, and approaches by recording covers of songs they like. "It takes the pressure off our own work and allows us to have fun and try new things."  After completing recording on their upcoming full length and having some down time before their upcoming North American tour with the Allah-Las, Tashaki Miyaki have been hanging out in the studio with local legend producer/engineer Joel Jerome and covering everything from Prince to Harry Nilsson. "The Beautiful Ones" is the band's favorite Prince track off the beloved album Purple Rain.

Download and share "The Beautiful Ones" (Prince Cover) here via 
Soundcloud / Stereogum.

Tashaki Miyaki was born out of a late night jam between Lucy and Rocky in early 2011. Shortly after they started making recordings as a duo with friend and producer/engineer Joel Jerome (Dios, Babies on Acid). After posting a couple songs on bandcamp there was sudden response from bloggers and business types alike, including being flown to London to play a private event for Converse at the legendary 100 Club.  Realizing they needed to fill out their live sound, they asked friend and bassist Dora Hiller to join.  Since then they have recorded a self titled EP, a single (Best Friend, Luvluvluv Records), a 7" of Everly Brothers Covers (Rough Trade's For Us Records), a tape of all their early recordings on Burger Records, as well as toured North America and the UK. They are currently in the midst of recording their debut full length.

Live Dates:
11/14 The Parish Austin, TX
11/15 Limelight San Antonio, TX
11/16 Fitzgerald's Downstairs Houston, TX
11/18 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
11/19 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
11/20 The Mothlight Asheville, NC
11/21 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
11/22 Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD
11/23 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA
11/24 Music Hall, Brooklyn, NY
11/26 Petit Campus Montreal, QC
11/27 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ONT
11/28 Lager House Detroit, MI
11/29 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
12/01 Turf Club St. Paul, MN
12/04 Electric Owl Vancouver, BC
12/05 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
12/06 Star Theater Portland, OR
12/09 The Catalyst Atrium Santa Cruz, CA
12/10 Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
12/11 Los Angeles show at the El Rey
12/12 The Casbah San Diego, CA
12/13 Observatory Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA


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Noel Gallagher Video Debut On Noisey Today

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Video for "In The Heat Of The Moment" 
Debuts on Noisey Today

New Album,  
Chasing Yesterday Out March 3rd

Chasing Yesterday marks a new chapter and sound for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.   It's the first album to be produced as well as written by Noel and features a much broader array of instrumentation than ever before; the result is a rich, expansive and multi-layered record, drawing from a range of disparate influences - from west coast rock to classic rock'n'roll and even some space jazz (!) - whilst still being very obviously a completely cohesive body of work. On producing the album, Noel said:

"It was a major pain in the arse. It's not that I've ever had people telling me what to write or what direction to go in, but managing sessions from one end of the week to the other proved extremely difficult. I had all these people looking at me and saying: 'right, what are we doing today?' I was making the whole thing up as I went along."

The first single to be taken from the album will be, 'In The Heat Of The Moment.' This hypnotic track was inspired by a documentary in which an astronaut said that going into space for the first time feels like touching the face of God. "If that's not an opening line for a song I don't know what is" said Mr Gallagher.

Chasing Yesterday will be released on March 3rd via Sour Mash Records, available on CD, Deluxe CD, vinyl and digitally. The album can be pre-ordered today on Noel's website by clicking here on iTunes here and Amazon here. 

'In The Heat Of The Moment' will be released on November 17th digitally and on limited edition 7 inch vinyl with B side entitled 'Do The Damage.'  Fans can catch up with Noel on the latest cover of NME and they can click here for a first look at the video for 'In The Heat Of The Moment.'

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10/22/2014

The Spits West Coast Shows Kick Off Tonight In Santa Monica

THE SPITS SELECT WEST COAST SHOWS BEGIN TONIGHT IN SANTA MONICA! 
PLAYING AUSTIN'S GOOD VIBRATIONS FEST IN DECEMBER!
WRITING NEW ALBUM FOR RELEASE IN 2015!
KILL THE KOOL RARITIES ALBUM OUT NOW THROUGH IN THE RED RECORDS!
 
Photo: Keith Marlowe
 
"The band has consistently torn up the music scene for over twenty years while waves of tattooed wanna-bes have retreated to day jobs. If you want good songs, record after record and tour after tour, brought to you with the same head-bashing sincerity, then you gotta go with the Spits." Noisey
 
"The Spits, complete with an ornate stage display that included a smoke machine, riled fans to a frenzy with their fun, adolescent-charged brand of gutter punk." Consequence Of Sound

"...contorted punk shapes emerge from ominous, glowing hues...a band with a nuclear bomb for a heart."
Illinois Entertainer
 
The Spits are already as ingrained in modern punk music as possible, yet still manage to devour the rip-offs and influence the youth of today without even looking like they're trying. Going strong now for over fifteen years, smashing the windows and tearing down the walls of our minds every time they roll through town, these truly vicious visionaries have cooked punk down to its most powerful base form, crawling like Neanderthals through the muck, and creating a flaming trail of hits that'll take quite a fit of dementia to ever forget. A perfect distillation of punk's original open-ended weirdness, and modern music's serrated salvation, The Spits have proven themselves to be no one to fuck with, over and over again.
 
They've always been one of the most original bands of the twenty-first century, yet it never really seemed like they weren't doing anything too experimental, save their signature, yet refreshingly just-ahead-of-their-time, synth/drum machine noise they forced the fickle punk crowds to gladly swallow. The demonic void that they fill is utterly too much to handle,  the band everyone wants to see, that pre-information overload-type of underground music mystery that just gets all the endorphins rushing. The way their throbbingly addictive songs just drip like sticky tar out of the speakers, their guitars that sound like food processors seemed to dull all our senses, just at the same time that the impeccable lyrics invigorate us beyond belief.

Possibly one of the only modern bands to have several of their songs being covered by their contemporaries, The Spits have already done so much, but still have so much more to come, as they continue to influence anyone with a penchant for irresistible punk music, played like there's nothing to lose.

UPCOMING SHOWS:
  
Wed-Oct-22 - Santa Monica, CA - Almost Holden Collective
Thu-Oct-23 - Ventura, CA - The Garage
Fri-Oct-24 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos
Sat-Oct-25 - Santa Ana, CA - Beach Goth Festival
Sun-Oct-26 - San Diego,CA - Soda Bar w/ Timmy's Organism, Stalins Of Sound 
Mon-Oct-27 - El Centro,CA - Strangers Beer Bar
Sat-Dec-6 - Austin,TX - Hotel Vegas - Good Vibrations Fest 



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Stephin Merritt, Tanya Donelly to perform for release of RADIO SILENCE


RADIO SILENCE, THE AWARD-WINNING MAGAZINE
OF LITERATURE AND ROCK & ROLL,
IS HOSTING A NYC ISSUE LAUNCH PARTY 

An evening of unique live performances and collaborations

WHO:
Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields; legendary rock critic Greil MarcusTanya Donelly of the Breeders, Throwing Muses, and Belly; best-selling author Rick MoodySam Davol of The Magnetic Fields; Matthew Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces; cult-favorite author Sam Lipsyte; alt-country hero Jim White; journalist, biographer, musician Sylvie Simmons; and Brooklyn's Golden Suits.

WHAT:
Radio Silence (www.maintainradiosilence.com), the award-winning magazine of literature and rock & roll, is throwing a release party for their long-anticipated third print issue. The event will feature intimate, unique performances of music and literature by a celebrated line-up of artists. Every attendee will receive a copy of the new 180-page issue of Radio Silence, which includes original work by twenty-two renowned musicians and authors, including a first-time-ever memoir by Lucinda Williams, a conversation between Carrie Brownsteinand Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), short fiction by playwright David Ives, a new poem by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Muldoon, an interview with punk legend Ian MacKaye, essays by Rick Moody and Greil Marcus, and a conversation between Tobias Wolff and his jazz musician son Patrick Wolff.


WHEN:
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014                                   
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Doors - 7:00pm

WHERE:
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY

Radio Silence is a San Francisco-based media company that publishes a digital and print magazine of literature and rock & roll, puts on live events with writers and musicians, and, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, they help preserve arts education by raising funds to buy books and musical instruments for under-served youth. Awarded "Best of" by San Francisco magazine and "1 of the 10 Best New Magazines in the Country" by Library Journal, Radio Silence also received a 2014 Pushcart Prize. For more information, visit maintainradiosilence.com.

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Nude Beach Drop '77' LP via Don Giovanni Today

Nude Beach
 
Spirited “For You” Official Video Created By 
6-11 Year Olds At The Children's Museum of the Arts

New Full-Length 77 Streaming In Full w/ Pitchfork Advance, Released at iTunes + Double-Vinyl via Don Giovanni Today

National Fall Tour Continues

 
“This is good-time, forget-your-troubles music whose primary subject is the pure, uncut joy it inspires” – Pitchfork

" ...serious songsmiths, capable of dipping into the well of ’60s and ’70s rock without losing its scruffy charm."  Time Out New York

" ...with 77, Nude Beach has entered a new echelon."  Wondering Sound

" ...it’s clear Nude Beach’s way with a hook and a power chord -- not to mention its burgeoning grandiosity -- has transformed this scrappy yet hardworking group into one of the most promising guitar bands this year."  WNYC


“a jangling, jukebox-bound feast of unshakable melody.” – SPIN

" ...shades of the Replacements and Tom Petty through and through." – VICE’s Noisey

"wildly catchy and confident windows-down gems" – Stereogum



Photo Credit: Chad Kamenshine
 
Brooklyn’s Nude Beach release their third full-length album 77 on Don Giovanni Records today! As the fall weather settles in, the band will take their summertime basement party euphoria across the country with a national fall tour. Kicking off last night with an intimate performance at NYC’s Other Music, the band will also make an appearance at NYC’s CMJ Festival as well as making stops in Chicago, Minneapolis, Nashville and more.
 
The full album stream premiered with Pitchfork Advance last week and is still available for fans who want to get an early taste. The band also just revealed the official kid-created music video for album track “For You”.  Created by kids ranging from ages 6-11 at the Children's Museum of the Arts, where band member Ryan Naideau used to work, the animation, drawings and cinematography were done completely by these talented youngsters. The “For You” video premiered with WNYC and is available to post & share HERE.
 
Call their brand of rock ‘n’ roll whatever you like, but it’s nothing short of eloquent, ingeniously performed and classically constructed. Dominating any room with their electrifying live show, make sure to catch Nude Beach’s irresistible blazers live on tour.
 
Nude Beach Tour Dates
10/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (CMJ Distiller Showcase)
10/26: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
10/27: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon
10/29: Milwaukee, WI @ Ground Zero House
10/30: Cincinnati, OH @ the Drinkery
10/31: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/1: Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
11/2: Athens, GA @ Hi-Lo Lounge
11/3: Raleigh, NC @ Nice Price Books + Records
11/4: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
11/5: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/6: Allston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub
11/22: Toronto, ON @ Not Dead Yet Fest
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Neil Young First-Ever West Coast Art Exhibit @ Robert Berman Gallery

NEIL YOUNG'S FIRST-EVER WEST COAST ART EXHIBIT AT L.A.'S ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY THROUGHOUT MONTH OF NOVEMBER TO FEATURE WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS AND PRINTS BY YOUNG

SHOW, ENTITLED "SPECIAL DELUXE" OPENS NOVEMBER 3rd
WITH RECEPTION AT 7 PM

YOUNG'S NEW ALBUM, STORYTONE, DUE FROM REPRISE RECORDS ON NOVEMBER 4th

  

October 22, 2014 - Burbank, CA - Neil Young will present a series of unique watercolor paintings and prints in his first-ever West Coast art exhibition called Special Deluxe at the Robert Berman Galleryin Santa Monica, Calif. throughout the month of November.

The work in Special Deluxe will be on exhibit through the month of November with a reception with Young held on Monday, November 3rd from 7 to 9 pm. The address for the Robert Berman Gallery is Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave. B7 Gallery. Santa Monica, CA 90404.

One of the paintings on display also serves as the cover for Young's new album Storytone, which will be released on November 4th on Reprise Records. Storytone features 10 brand-new compositions recorded live in the studio; some with a 92-piece orchestra, choir, and Young, some with a 60-piece orchestra, and three with a big band. Young took a different approach with this record, first recording the songs on his own in a solo setting, then creating compelling versions of the songs in a new light with an orchestra and big band, resulting in a deeply personal emotional listening experience.

Those who pre-order the deluxe CD edition, deluxe vinyl edition or the PonoMusic edition will receive instant downloads of both the orchestral and solo versions of "Who's Gonna Stand Up?"
Exclusive album bundles include a limited edition, heavy stock lithograph of the album artwork by Neil Young. Click here to pre-order via NeilYoung.Com or on iTunes &  Amazon.

Listen to the first single "Who's Gonna Stand Up?" on Soundcloud.

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Soft Swells' Premieres "Floodlights" Video on Flavorwire

SOFT SWELLS PREMIERES VIDEO FOR "FLOODLIGHTS" 
ON FLAVORWIRE

ALBUM OUT NOW ON MODERN OUTSIDER



"Because it's prettier than Nada Surf, more hopeful than Spoon, and less glitchy than Bastille, yet somehow makes us think of all three. That's a good thing." - Esquire

Today, Soft Swells shares the video for their first single, "Floodlights" via Flavorwire. Directed by George Sloan, who got the idea for the video from his feelings of needing to run every time he listened to the song. "Maybe it's because the music and lyrics start on the first beat of the song. Maybe it's because of the locomotive percussion, driving the music forward like a freight train. Or maybe it's because the song is about a new, bursting love. I'm really not sure. I just know that it makes me want to run," George tells Flavorwire"I kept picturing a guy and a girl trying to kiss for the first time, but instead they find themselves running for their lives."
"Floodlights" comes to us from Soft Swells' highly anticipated sophomore album of the same name which is out now on Modern Outsider Records. Tim Williams, the mastermind behind Soft Swells, tracked most of Floodlights with producer Dave Lynch at ElectricZoo in Eastbourne, UK, with Soft Swells' touring bass player and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Pappas at his side, and a guest appearance by resident UK drummer Phil Wilkinson (Jake Bugg, Brian Eno).  As if that wasn't enough, Misty Boyce (Sara Bareilles), Jonathan Visger (Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr) and Soft Swells' touring guitarist Kyle Frederickson all contributed their talents via satellite. The album is available in stores now and digitally via iTunes. 


Floodlights trackslisting
Bloodshot Eyes
Keep It To Yourself
Floodlights
Looking For Gold
Locks
Life Without Love
Hands And Eyes
No Regrets
Go!
Love Like You


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