5/23/2015

LOLIPALOOZA 2 @ ECHO & ECHOPLEX!!! JUNE 27



YOU BETTA BELIEVE IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN!!! LOLIPALOOZA 2, AT THE ECHO & ECHOPLEX!!! JUNE 27, ALL DAY LONG WITH THE BEST LOLIPOP BANDS IN THE WORLD & MORE!!! 3 STAGES & OVER 30 BANDS!!! LOCAL VENDORS, TONS OF FOOD, COMEDY & SO MUCH MORE, IT'S INSANE!!! SO, DON'T MISS OUT ON ALL THE FUN!!! 

WHITE FENCE!
COSMONAUTS!
CORNERS!
FROTH!
PART TIME!
USELESS EATERS!
FEEDING PEOPLE! (REUNION SET)
ANDY KINDLER (STAND UP SET) *comedy hour*
TRENTON WILLEY (STAND UP SET) *comedy hour*
WINTER!
LA WITCH!
DEATH VALLEY GIRLS!
ADULT BOOKS!
FEELS!
JOEL JEROME!
DRINKING FLOWERS!
KIM & THE CREATED!
PSYCHOMAGIC!
THE SLOTHS!
THE RESONARS!
DANTE ELEPHANTE!
DUB THOMPSON!
LIPHEMRA!
MAX PAIN & THE GROOVIES!
THE ELECTRIC MAGPIE!
BILLY CHANGER!
THE MOLOCHS!
LOVE COP!
THE CREATION FACTORY!
TRACY BRYANT!
HOOVERiii!
POPHEART!
GLOBELAMP!
FATAL JAMZ!
NUMB-ER!
& MORE TO BE ANNOUCNED!!!

JUNE 27 I ALL DAY I ALL AGES I THE ECHO & ECHOPLEX I A WHOLE LOL-A-LOLIPOP!!!

GET YOUR TICKETS AT:
www.theecho.com


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Bryan Adams @ Irvine Meadows










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5/22/2015

MARC ALMOND // New limited edition photo book published 3rd June via First Third Books

MARC ALMOND

New photo book published 3rd June 2015 via First Third Books

‘Marc Almond’ will be limited to 1300 copies worldwide, hand numbered and bound in the iconic First Third fabric.

A standard edition and a special edition accompanied by an exclusive 7” single containing previously unreleased tracks will be available.

Standard edition limited to 300 orders: £40 // Special edition limited to 1000 orders: £60


For four decades Marc Almond has been one of the most distinctive stylists and distinguished vocalists in modern music. The whole world knows his voice, thanks to Tainted Love, one of the most successful hit singles in pop history; his visual flair, from the early days of New Romanticism to his latter-day Post-Glam appeal, remains the stuff of legend and it would be hard to imagine the pop and fashion landscape without him.

As front man with Soft Cell, the electro-pop act he formed with Dave Ball, Marc helped launch the 1980s. Numerous ‘synth duos’ followed, by which time Marc had moved on, his darkly stylish Marc & The Mambas bringing gothic melodrama, real strings, flamenco flourishes and a rich vein of outsider cabaret to both pop and the flourishing indie scene.

Since then, as a soloist, Marc has continued to develop these diverse themes, moving between the pop mainstream and art-house theatricality with ease. Still an inspired writer and a captivating performer, Marc Almond has grown with the years.

Previews are available on the First Third Books website at www.firstthirdbooks.com isbn 978-0-9926578-3-3

Available to pre-order on-line now at www.firstthirdbooks.com



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The Twilight Sad Share Robert Smith Cover of 'There's A Girl In The Corner'

THE TWILIGHT SAD UNVEIL ROBERT SMITH (THE CURE) COVER OF 
"THERE'S A GIRL IN THE CORNER"
STREAMING NOW ON THE GUARDIAN AND SOUNDCLOUD

AA-SIDE SINGLE ALSO FEATURING 'IT NEVER WAS THE SAME' OUT JUNE 15 ON FATCAT RECORDS

ORIGINAL VERSION TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM, NOBODY WANTS TO BE HERE AND NOBODY WANTS TO LEAVE, OUT NOW ON FATCAT RECORDS
  

Photo credit: Andy Vella

"back with another set of sunken-hearted, sky-scraping guitar anthems... weaving post-punk and new wave elements into their shoegaze-inflected epics" - Stereogum

"Simple but effective, the lyrics are bleak, bitter phrases of existential loneliness and torment. His emotion hits just as potently throughout." - NME (8/10)

"it serves as a reminder of all the things the band does best, honing and refining their sound to produce what might be their most compelling collection of songs since their debut." - CMJ 

Late last year, Scotland's The Twilight Sad released their acclaimed fourth album, Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, to a wave of critical adulation that made it quite possibly the band's most acclaimed record to date. Now, on June 15th, they're set to return with a new single from the album, the mesmerizing 'It Never Was the Same', bolstered by the inclusion of a Robert Smith (The Cure) cover of NWTBHANWTL highlight - and early single - 'There's a Girl in the Corner' as its AA-side, via FatCat Records.

Today, both the band and Robert are proud to unveil Robert's take on the track in its full majesty. You can hear it the track at The Guardian or Soundcloud. Speaking to The Guardian about how the collaboration came about, Andy MacFarlane - the band's guitarist - has described how after receiving an email from Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite: "For as far back as I can remember we have all been huge fans of the Cure, so reading that was obviously very mind blowing. Although I was always slightly skeptical, thinking it was maybe Barry Burns from Mogwai, trying to pull some elaborate joke on us."

Listen to "There's A Girl In The Corner" (Robert Smith cover) 

Listen to the original version HERE

The band had hoped Smith might be able to contribute to an album of remixes drawn from their third album,  No One Can Ever Know , but alas owing to other commitments it wasn't to be. As MacFarlane explains though, it wasn't the end of their relationship with Smith: "After we recorded 
Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave  I sent it to Robert to have a listen, and he said it was 'BEAUTIFUL'. We wanted to do something special for the 'It Never Was the Same' single, as it was going to be the last release from the album. I knew it was a pretty far fetched idea but thought I might as well chance my arm and ask Robert if he'd be up for covering one of our songs to feature as a double A-side. I couldn't believe it when he replied saying he'd like to cover 'There's a Girl in the Corner."

"He sent it over when we were playing San Francisco in March, and we listened to it over and over in the van, driving out after the gig. Hearing someone that we've all looked up to for so long sing and play one of our songs is definitely one of the most surreal moments that we've ever had." 

The release of the cover and AA-side 7" is a perfect way to cap off what's been a whirlwind period for the band, and a highlight of just how far they've come since debut album Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters first captured international attention in 2007.

In the months since its release, Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave has drawn rave reviews from U.S. publications including CMJ, Paste, Stereogum and UK publications the Sunday Times, the Quietus and Q. The album topped Drowned in Sound's best albums of 2014 earning a rare perfect ten from the site and ranked third in Popmatters' indie rock albums of the year. The Twilight Sad have continued touring extensively across both the United States and Europe, including a string of very well-received performances at this year's SXSW reiterating the band's ongoing relevance on either side of the Atlantic. The band will perform at a few UK festivals this summer. Tour dates and tickets can be found here: http://www.thetwilightsad.com/tourdates/.

You can hear 'It Never Was the Same" here, and Robert Smith's cover of 'There's a Girl in the Corner' here [insert link]. The limited run 7" version of the single will be available from June 15th on FatCat Records and can be pre-ordered here. Earlier this month the band released the video for "It Never Was The Same". You can watch the video on YouTube.


The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave | Fat Cat Records




3. I Could Give You All That You Don't Want
5. Drown so I Can Watch
6. In Nowheres
7. Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave
8. Pills I Swallow
9. Leave the House
10. Sometimes I Wished I Could Fall Asleep





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5/21/2015

Tame Impala "Cause I'm A Man" video

'CAUSE IM A MAN

VIDEO OUT NOW

CURRENTS

THE NEW ALBUM

PRE-ORDER NOW

Much has changed since Tame Impala first emerged with an EP of dusty home recordings in 2008. By and large Kevin Parker’s approach to recording has not, though the sound coming out of his home studio has vastly expanded, as has the number of people anticipating the fruits of his labour. Tame Impala’s third album is titled Currents , and on it Parker addresses a blindingly colourful panorama of transition in the most audacious, adventurous fashion he’s yet to capture on record.
Dense with heady lyrical introspection, musically the most playful, bold and varied Tame Impala record to date, Currents is Parker putting down his weapons and embracing change as the only constant - sonically, thematically, and personally.
Out July 17.
PRE-ORDER VINYL

PRE-ORDER CURRENTS HERE

UPCOMING SHOWS

Fri May 22 - Boston Calling Festival - Boston, MA
Mon May 25 - Sasquatch! Festival - George, WA
Tues May 26 - Malkin Bowl - Vancouver, BC - SOLD OUT
Wed May 27 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR - SOLD OUT
Fri May 29 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT - SOLD OUT
Sat May 30 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO - SOLD OUT
Sun May 31 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MS
Mon Jun 1 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MS
Wed Jun 3 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
Thurs Jun 4 - House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH - SOLD OUT
Fri Jun 5 - Bunbury Music Festival - Cincinnati, OH
Sat Jun 6 - Echostage - Washington D.C
Sun Jun 7 - Gov Ball - New York, NY
Fri Jul 24 - Splendour In The Grass - Byron Bay, Australia
Sat Aug 1 - Grand Park - Chicago IL - SOLD OUT
Thurs Aug 6 - Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Los Angeles, CA - SOLD OUT
Fri Aug 7 - Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Los Angeles, CA - SOLD OUT
Sat Aug 8 - Outside Lands Festival - San Francisco, CA
Fri Aug 20 - Paredes de Coura - Viana Do Castelo, Portugal
Sat Aug 21 - Lowlands Festival - Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
Tue Aug 25 - Mojotic - Sestri Levante, Italy
Wed Aug 26 - Rock In Roma - Rome, Italy
Fri Aug 28 - Teatro Romano - Verona, Italy
Sat Aug 29 - Zurich Openair Festival - Zurich, Switzerland
Sun Aug 30 - Rock En Seine - Paris, France
Sat Sep 5 - End of the Road Festival - Dorset, UK
Sun Sep 6 - Electric Picnic - Dublin, Ireland
Tues Sep 8 - Barrowland - Glasgow, Scotland - SOLD OUT
Wed Sep 9 - Olympia - Liverpool, UK - SOLD OUT
Thurs Sep 10 - Bestival - Isle of Wight, UK
Sat Sep 12 - Lollapalooza - Berlin, Germany
Fri Oct 2 - Austin City Limits - Austin, TX
Fri Oct 9 - Austin City Limits - Austin, TX
BUY TICKETS HERE

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Wolf Alice @ The Roxy









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Hiatus Kaiyote @ Constellation Room


Hiatus Kaiyote plays at Constellation Room tonight, Thursday May 21st 2015.


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Chui Wan Debuts Stunning New Video on NPR

Chinese Psych Band Chui Wan Premiere
Cinematic New Video for
"The Sound Of Wilderness" on NPR
 
  
“The band's roots are in psychedelic fuzz, but on its self-titled second album, the rhythms are far more complex and playful, like a Broadcast record inspired by Chinese folk songs and The Velvet Underground.” –NPR 
  
"Listen to it with your hashpipe handy.” -Death + Taxes 
  
"...Chui Wan killed  it." The Austin Chronicle 

   

 Beijing-based experimental psychedelic rock band Chui Wan ( 吹万 ) have dropped the stunning new video for song ' The Sound of Wilderness', on NPR. 
  
The song itself is a journey, emotive and explosive within its diverse range of styles and sounds, but its the accompanying music video that is the focus here. Visually, the work is a masterpiece. 
  
Shot over two days in Beijing and Harbin by underground Chinese director Zhang Jinglei (affectionately known to the band as 'Dummy'), the video is inspired by the director's personal experience when hearing the music for the first time. "When I first got this song and listened on the street, its 30 seconds long high frequency prelude just sounds like enlightenment to me. I felt my view was slowly taken over by pure white color," she says. The concept is about enlightenment within wilderness and, set to the epic sound of the Chinese four-piece, Jinglei's mesmerizing visuals and luscious landscapes serve as a representation of the band's hypnotic music. 
  
Catch their stretched out melodies and musical intricacies, which help to create a spirited journey that leads to auditory enlightenment. 
  
Tour Dates: 
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 @ Chinatown Human Resources Center 
6/1: San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar 
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Geographer Premieres "I'm Ready" Video On Billboard

Catch Him On Spring Tour Now

Ghost Modern LP Out Now On Roll Call Records



Watch the Billboard video for Geographer's "I'm Ready" -the lead single from his latest LP 
Ghost Modern. The video follows a little boy wielding a snowglobe and the ballerina inside it. 
Singer Mike Deni's vocals soar over the ballerina's exultant final dance number in the video. 
Catch Geographer before their tour ends! Geographer's latest LP Ghost Modern is out now 
via Roll Call Records.
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Spring Tour Dates





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UFOMAMMUT, BIZARRA LOCOMOTIVA, 10.000 RUSSOS, DEAD GHOSTS announced for REVERENCE FESTIVAL, Valada, 27th, 28th, 29th August

REVERENCE FESTIVAL
Announce new acts: UFOMAMMUT, BIZARRA LOCOMOTIVA, 10.000 RUSSOS, DEAD GHOSTS
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Valada, Portugal // 27th, 28th, 29th August
THE HORRORS / SLEEP / ALCEST / AMON DÜÜL II / BIZARRA LOCOMOTIVA / STONED JESUS / JOEL GION & THE PRIMARY COLOURS / MAN OR ASTRO-MAN? / UFOMAMMUT / PITY SEX / ELECTRIC MOON / CALIBRO 35 / 10.000 RUSSOS / ECHO LAKE / SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT / GRAVE PLEASURES / BLACK RAINBOWS / DEAD GHOSTS / ANCIENT RIVER / YAWNING MAN / THE ALTERED HOURS / PROCESS OF GUILT / ELECTRIC EYE / SATURNIA / BLOWN OUT / LOS WAVES / THE DEAD MANTRA / MAGIC CASTLES / THE ACT-UPS / GHOST HUNT / FAST EDDIE NELSON / ONE UNIQUE SIGNAL / ACID ACID / CELICA XX
See highlights of last year’s Reverence Festival here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-wobOpvjQk
On August 27th, 28th and 29th Reverence festival returns to Valada, Portugal, to offer up another weekender of quality psychedelia. This monster line-up showcases the very best in stoner, grunge, shoegaze and doom, with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

Heady, hazy sounds offer the perfect summer soundtrack to the beautifully picturesque setting of Valada and when the sun sets, kaleidoscopic lights and psychedelic visuals will adorn the stages, adding an aesthetic accompaniment to the mind-expanding aural delights, which will run all night long. Reverence Festival is somewhat of a marathon, where hardcore fans can bask in Valada’s Summer heat as late as 6am. This year they’ll debut their ‘Sunrise Psychedelic Jam’ which will see members of various bands on the bill play together while the sun rises over the river.

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UK psych breakthroughs The Horrors headline with Californian doom legends Sleep, at two ends of this hyperspecific spectrum, these giants of their genres perfectly summarise the Reverence sound pallet.

French post-rock heroes Alcest also star at the top of the bill next to Amon Düül II, the German outfit largely considered to be one of the founders of the Krautrock scene and a seminal influence on its development. It’s with bands like these that not only prove Reverence to be multi-cultural in their tastes, but also true to the scene in which they’ve mastered.

Ex Brian Jonestown MassacreJoel Gion & The Primary Colours also head up the powerhouse weekender with transcendental psych soundscapes and blistering walls of feedback, whilst Ukrainian rockers Stoner Jesus dish up their own divine take on the genre.

Aiming to capture the spirit of early, pre-branded and pre-corporate events, Reverence harks back to the golden age of free spirited festivals, where the music comes first. A labour of love.

The festival features a variety of cult bands that have been bought together not purely for profit, but because a group of promoters wanted to bring something to Valada for the fans.

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The event takes place in the relaxed surroundings of Parque de Merendas, which runs along the banks of the Tejo river and includes a fluvial beach, picnic areas and coffee shops. Traditional Portuguese food and drinks including vegan and vegetarian will be available, as well as camping facilities adjacent to the festival site with toilets and showers.

This year Reverence have teamed up with ‘Sleep Em All’, an up-market Portuguese camp accommodation company who specialise in tee-pees and luxury camping facilities. They will be taking over a one acre area of the fifteen acre campsite with luxury tents and caravans, which will be available for €11 to €17 per person per night.

Valada is a small picturesque village, in the heart of Cartaxo, famous for agriculture and wine production. Often considered the wine capital of Portugal, Reverence are celebrating by having the local produce available all weekend. Located approximately 60kms inland from Lisbon and 550km from Madrid, easily accessible via train from Lisbon where shuttle buses will be running from nearest station Reguengo to the festival site.

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3 DAY TICKETS:
€ 58 from February 13 - 30 June
€ 65 from 1 August - 26 August
€ 70 from 27 August

DAY TICKETS:
€ 35 from 13 February - 4 June 
€ 30 from 1 August - 26 August
€ 45 from 27 August

THURSDAY TICKETS:
€ 10 from 13 February - 26 August
€ 27 in August



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