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After the success of Lee Ranaldo's first ever Guitar Clinic held over here in NYC, Lee will be hosting a second installation at the venerable Amoeba Music San Francisco. So on Wednesday December 11 at 5pm, head on over to 1855 Haight Street and get yourself schooled by a true master of his trade. And make sure you grab a copy of the new album Last Night On Earth. And Be Sure Catch Lee And The Dust On Tour Now Fri Dec 06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge Sat Dec 07 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret Sun Dec 08 – Seattle, WA – Barboza Tue Dec 10 – San Jose, CA – The Blank Club Wed Dec 11 - San Francisco - Amoeba Music Free All Ages Guitar Clinic Wed Dec 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel Fri Dec 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo Sat Dec 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah Wed Jan 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle Thurs Jan 9 - Hamden, CT - Spaceland Ballroom Fri Jan 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall Sat Jan 11 – Brooklyn NY – The Bell House Sat Jan 25 - Atlanta, GA - Red Bull Sound Select
It's a big day over here at Matador/True Panther HQ as we welcome new albums from Lee Ranaldo And The Dust, DARKSIDE & Glasser into the world. Lee Ranaldo & The Dust - Last Night On Earth (Matador Records) "Ranaldo sounds like he’s indeed having the best time of his life." Tiny Mix Tapes Get 'Last Night On Earth' at the Matador Store,iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. Lee Ranaldo & The Dust kick off a lengthy tour tonight in Hudson, NY - check out the dates here. Tonight, the band's session airs on WNYC Soundcheck at 9pm EDT on 93.9FM and WNYC.org DARKSIDE - Psychic (Other People/Matador) "translucent and dense, electrified and organic, holding a form while constantly being prodded into new shapes." Pitchfork (9.0 Best New Music) Get 'Psychic' at the Matador Store, iTunes, Amazon and as Rough Trade's Album of the Month. Don't miss DARKSIDE at Pitchfork Paris & Mountain Oasis Festival. Glasser - Interiors (True Panther Sounds) "Interiors is an expansive, fiercely intelligent investigative work" Clash Get 'Interiors' at the True Panther Store, iTunes, Amazon or at your favorite indie retailer. This week, Glasser kicks off a pre-tour run of shows in LA (10/10), Toronto (10/13) and Brooklyn (10/15, True Panther CMJ showcase). All dates here - see you out!
photograph by John Von PamerOn October 8 (October 7 in the UK and Europe), Matador will be releasing 'Last Night On Earth', the album from Sonic Youth founding member Lee Ranaldo and The Dust (drummer Steve Shelley, guitarist Alan Licht and bassist Tim Lüntzel). A more intense, expansive work than 2012's 'Between The Times & The Tides', 'Last Night' -- while certainly darker in tone & lyrical content than its immediate predecessor, is the sort of dizzying electric guitar clinic that ranks amongst the best from any era. After an exhaustive stretch of domestic and international touring (with more to come --- see below) Lee & The Dust have formed a powerhouse unit, and we're confident the results of these Echo Canyon West sessions will impress & inspire for months to come, if not far longer. Here's an initial sample in the album's "Lecce, Leaving" : (below : Lee discusses the album with WNYC "Soundcheck"'s John Schaefer) PREORDER 'Last Night On Earth' on double LP or single CD from the Matador Store PREORDER 'Last Night On Earth' from iTunes here leeranaldo.com Upcoming dates after the jump : North America : Tue-Oct-08 Hudson, NY Club Helsinki Wed-Oct-09 Buffalo, NY Tralf Music Hall Fri-Oct-11 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern Sat-Oct-12 Detroit, MI Trinosophes Sun-Oct-13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle Mon-Oct-14 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon Tue-Oct-15 Minneapolis, MN The Triple Rock Thu-Oct-17 Iowa City, IA Gabe's Fri-Oct-18 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room Sat-Oct-19 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck Sun-Oct-20 St. Louis, MO The Firebird Tue-Oct-22 Nashville, TN Exit/In Wed-Oct-23 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle Fri-Oct-25 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House Europe : sun 10-Nov-2013 NL GRONINGEN - VERA Mon 11-Nov-2013 DE HAMBURG - KAMPNAGEL Wed 13-Nov-2013 DE COLOGNE - GEBAUDE 9 Thu 14-Nov-2013 FR METZ - acoustic show at le musée de la cour d'or Fri 15-Nov-2013 FR METZ - CAVEAU DES TRINITAIRES - MUSIQUE VOLANTE FESTIVAL sun 17-Nov-2013 CH LAUSANNE - LE ROMANDIE Mon 18-Nov-2013 FR FEYZIN - Epicerie Moderne Wed 20-Nov-2013 FR VILLENEUVE D'ASQ - FESTIVAL TOUR DE CHAUFFE AT LA FERME D'EN HAUT Thu 21-Nov-2013 UK LONDON - THE GARAGE Fri 22-Nov-2013 UK CAMBER SANDS - ATP FESTIVAL at Camber Sands Sat 23-Nov-2013 FR PARIS - Boulogne Billancourt BB MIX FESTIVAL Mon 25-Nov-2013 FR POITIERS - CONFORT MODERNE Tue 26-Nov-2013 FR TOURS - TEMPS MACHINE North America again: Fri-Dec-06 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge Sat-Dec-07 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret Sun-Dec-08 Seattle, WA Barboza Wed-Dec-11 San Francisco, CA The Chapel Fri-Dec-13 Los Angeles, CA The Echo“A solo record works best when you feel like you’re opening a window into somebody’s life, experiencing the things they’re going through or thinking about, places they’re seeing, through their eyes. At its best, you find a universality in it.” – Lee Ranaldo
Lee Ranaldo and The Dust will be touring the US and Canada this fall and winter in support of a new album to be released in October, the followup to 2012's Between The Times and The Tides. The album will technically be the debut release from Lee Ranaldo and The Dust [Alan Licht, Steve Shelley, Tim Luntzel], reflecting its more band-oriented approach and sound. The first round of dates is below, more dates coming soon (including UK/Europe), and full album details will be released in August. Check out Lee's site, Facebook, and Twitter! All US dates on sale this Friday, July 26. Oct 8 -- Hudson, NY -- Club Helsinki Oct 9 -- Buffalo, NY -- Tralf Music Hall Oct 11 -- Toronto, ON -- Horseshoe Tavern Oct 12 -- Detroit, MI -- Trinosophes Oct 13 -- Chicago, IL -- The Empty Bottle Oct 14 -- Madison, WI -- High Noon Saloon Oct 15 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Triple Rock Oct 17 -- Iowa City, IA -- Gabe's Oct 18 -- Omaha, NE -- The Waiting Room* Oct 19 -- Lawrence, KS -- The Bottleneck* Oct 20 -- St. Louis, MO -- The Firebird* Oct 22 -- Nashville, TN -- Exit/Inn Oct 23 -- Asheville, NC -- The Grey Eagle Oct 25 -- New York, NY -- The Bell House Dec 6 -- Portland, OR -- Doug Fir Lounge Dec 7 -- Vancouver, BC -- Biltmore Cabaret Dec 8 -- Seattle, WA -- Barboza Dec 11 -- San Francisco, CA -- The Chapel Dec 13 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Echo * = with Built To Spill European dates - on sale at different times, please watch this space: Sun 10-Nov-2013 NL GRONINGEN - VERA Mon 11-Nov-2013 DE HAMBURG - KAMPNAGEL Tue 12-Nov-2013 DE BERLIN - TBC Wed 13-Nov-2013 DE COLOGNE - GEBAUDE 9 Thu 14-Nov-2013 FR METZ - acoustic show at le musée de la cour d'or Fri 15-Nov-2013 FR METZ - CAVEAU DES TRINITAIRES - MUSIQUE VOLANTE FESTIVAL Sun 17-Nov-2013 CH LAUSANNE - LE ROMANDIE Mon 18-Nov-2013 FR FEYZIN - Epicerie Moderne Wed 20-Nov-2013 FR VILLENEUVE D'ASQ - FESTIVAL TOUR DE CHAUFFE AT LA FERME D'EN HAUT Thu 21-Nov-2013 UK LONDON - THE GARAGE Fri 22-Nov-2013 UK CAMBER SANDS - ATP FESTIVAL at Camber Sands Sat 23-Nov-2013 FR PARIS - Boulogne Billancourt BB MIX FESTIVAL Mon 25-Nov-2013 FR POITIERS - CONFORT MODERNE Tue 26-Nov-2013 FR TOURS - TEMPS MACHINE
Photo by Stefano Giovannini
Good news! Lee Ranaldo & The Dust will make their way to South America in a few weeks. July Sunday 14 Sanitiago, CLEz OZ Monday 15 Monteviedo, UY La Trastienda Tuesday 16 Buenos Aires, AR Teatro Vorteriz Thursday18 Araraquara, BR SESC Araquara Friday19 Pompeia, BR SESC Pompeia Saturday 20 Pompeia, BR SESC Pompeia Tuesday 23 Pompeia, BR SESC Pompeia Wednesday 24 Pompeia, BR SESC Pompeia Sunday28 Guelph, ON Hillside Festival Tuesday30 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's