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  • Stream Iceage's 'Plowing Into The Field Of Love'

    September 30th, 2014 at 10:08 am by Gerard
    
    
    One week prior to the release of the eagerly awaited Iceage album, 'Plowing Into The Field Of Love', the band's 3rd album is now available to steam in advance via their via their YouTube channel. 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Preorder  'Plowing Into The Field Of Love'  (in stores October 6 in Europe, October 7 in North America) from the following :
    - The Matador Store (3 sided-vinyl edition or  16 page booklet / cd)
    - iTunes
    - Amazon
    *- ( at iTunes and Amazon MP3, both "The Lord's Favorite" and "Forever" are available as instant downloads when preordering the album)
    
    
    
    Tour dates… Read more
  • Coming January 2015 : Belle and Sebastian - 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'

    September 29th, 2014 at 11:00 am
    
    
    (photo by Søren Solkær)
    
    
    
    Belle and Sebastian will release their ninth studio album on January 19, 2015 (Jan 20 in the North America) via Matador Records – their first to be released on Matador worldwide.
    
    'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance' is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s 'Write About Love'. The album was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury, among others. Additional mixing was done with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan in Glasgow, and the album was mastered by Frank Arkw… Read more
  • Pasta with cherry tomatoes, two ways

    September 28th, 2014 at 3:58 pm by Patrick
    
    
    Fresh cherry tomatoes are still good so it's a fine time to use them in pasta. Here are two preparations that look similar in photographs but could not taste more different.
    
    The first is spaghetti con i pomodorini from Franci on eGullet. This is a fresh and buoyant preparation. Here's how I did it:
    
    1 lb cherry tomatoes (get good ones if possible)
    sea salt
    2 tbs olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, smashed
    1/4 habanero, de-seeded and pitched, finely minced
    1/2 lb pasta
    fresh sage leaves
    
    Bring large pot of salted water to the boil and add pasta. Set timer to 1-2 minutes short of recomme… Read more
  • PERFUME GENIUS: US TOUR STARTS TONIGHT IN SALT LAKE CITY

    September 26th, 2014 at 2:02 pm
    
    
    (photo by: Giuseppe Perna - Don Nerheo)
    
    Mike Hadreas spent most of this week in his hometown of Seattle where among celebrating the release Too Bright, he performed live on KEXP and played an instore at Sonic Boom. He also had a birthday. What did you do this week?
    
    Tonight the first US tour begins in Salt Lake City at Urban Lounge. In November he will be taking over Europe one city at a time. Full list of tour dates below.
    
    September
    26 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City UT
    27 - Hi Dive - Denver CO
    29 - Riot Room - Kansas City MO
    30 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN
    
    Oc… Read more
  • TONIGHT : Thurston Moore At The New York Art Book Fair Preview

    September 25th, 2014 at 1:52 pm by Gerard
    
    
    
    
    We're less than a month from the release of Thurston Moore's new album, 'The Best Day', and accordingly, Thurston's in NYC all week with the label breathing down his neck about any number of promotional schemes.  Fortunately, he's doing interesting stuff, too, and tonight (6pm) you can see a solo set from Thurston on the courtyard steps of MoMA PS1 as part of the opening night festivities for the New York Art Book Fair. 
    
    At 7pm, Thurston will be in the lobby at Printed Matter's booth signing editions of the new chapbook of lyrics 'The Best Day', published by Ecstatic Peace Library, … Read more
  • EMA: Multi-Media Zine 'Back To The Void', Blogotheque session debuts

    September 25th, 2014 at 12:08 pm
    
    
    On September 11th EMA released bonus track "False Flag" which she describes as her "lost generation take on 9/11" on New Hive. Following up that important track, she has put together a 34 page multi-media zine Back To The Void. This zine "demonstrates how it feels to go from being relatively unknown to having a larger online presence, and how it feels when your online self slips out of your control."
    
    “At the tail end of 2011, in the middle of winter, I had a disturbing psychedelic experience where I became convinced that there was a Neuromancer inside of my brain,” says EMA.

    “One of th
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