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Wits : Game Show ("I Wast Into Their Earlier Stuff"), with Paul F. Tompkins and Yo La Tengo. (video courtesy American Public Media) Have you ever noticed that sometimes after an enormodome show has long been sold out, at the very last minute, the promoter release a small quantity of premium tickets after it's been determined, for instance, that Passion Pit don't need an orchestra pit, or Porno For Pyros are forbidden from using pyro (and in some municipalities, the porno's off the table, too). Well, in a scenario that has almost nothing to do with the above examples, the Bell House hav… Read more
(photo : Erika M. Anderson) In early 2014, Matador will be releasing the 2nd album from Portland-based EMA, 'The Future's Void', the followup to 2011's widely acclaimed 'Past Life Martyred Saints' (Souterrain Transmissions) (*- City Slang will be releasing 'The Future's Void' in Europe). The first publicly available track from the new album, "Satellites", is available today via iTunes.
"Satellites" hints at a further emboldened Erika M. Anderson, without forgoing the industrial-noise sound and glorious fuzz of her solo debut and previous work with Gowns. Crucially, she still… Read more
Yo La Tengo - posing for their Press Pop photo shoot
Given that James, Georgia and Ira have been on tour for pretty much the entire year since Fade was released back in January, you'd think we might have let up on twisting their arm for promotional opportunities, but with the promise of a good meal after, we persuaded them to record a BBC 6music session for Marc Riley last night. Playing Ohm around the 46 minute mark, they followed with some chat and two more songs, with renditions of Paddle Forward and I'll Be Around from the 1:16 mark - listen to all of those here.
Gideon Coe's 6music s… Read more
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - new song and video "Cinnamon and Lesbians"; listen to the album on New Year's Eve at Amazon; Wig Out at Other Music announced
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks' new album Wig Out At Jagbags is out January 7th. You've already heard the stupendous "Lariat" and today sees the debut of the first proper video from the record, for the previously unheard "Cinnamon and Lesbians" (available now as an instant grat with iTunes preorder). The video was directed by Jay Winebrenner: Additionally, Amazon has announced an exclusive US pre-release stream of Wig Out At Jagbags - it begins on New Year's Eve for your pre-Wigout wiggling! The stream will live at http://smarturl.it/WigOut_Stream - but don't visit that URL yet as nothin… Read more
The Current will be airing their visit from DARKSIDE. Hear Nico and Dave tonight on The Current's New Hot show. Twin Cities locals can listen in at 89.3FM, while the rest of us have to be content with tuning in online at thecurrent.org. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: the session is now archived on The Current's site and can be listened to by clicking here.… Read more