Due to overwhelming demand (by Oprah and Mormons, apparently), Belle and Sebastian have added Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City to their swelling North American July tour. While the band has started working on new material, Stuart Murdoch has said these shows are likely to be all back catalog, though anyone who’s seen the band knows their sets can vary wildly from night to night, so we recommend attending every show (except NYC, which is SOLD OUT). Check out this recent interview with Stuart, where he talks about his recently-completed God Help The Girl film, and working on new material.
4 Québec City, QC / Festival d’été de Québec
5 Montréal, QC / Festival International de Jazz de Montréal with Here We Go Magic
6 Ottawa, ON / Ottawa Bluesfest
7 Toronto, ON / Toronto Urban Roots Festival
9 Boston, MA / Bank of America Pavilion with Yo La Tengo
10 Philadelphia, PA / Skyline Stage at the Mann with Yo La Tengo
11 Brooklyn, NY / Celebrate Brooklyn! – Prospect Park Bandshell with Yo La Tengo
12 Columbia, MD / Merriweather Post Pavilion with Yo La Tengo
13 Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE with Yo La Tengo
14 Cincinnati, OH / Bunbury Music Festival
16 Austin, TX / ACL Live at The Moody Theater with Blitzen Trapper
17 Santa Barbara, CA / Santa Barbara Bowl with Best Coast
18 Salt Lake City, UT / 2013 Twilight Concert Series with Blitzen Trapper
20 Chicago, IL / Pitchfork Music Festival
Yo La Tengo hit the road again starting this Friday in Baltimore with Beach House at the Lyric Opera. These will be the first proper shows in support of Fade in many parts of North America, and if you haven’t seen the band’s new two-part set yet, well, you need to. It’s astoundingly great.
The tour encompasses the Solid Sound and Pitchfork Festivals as well.
July dates will be supporting Belle and Sebastian.
Keep your eyes peeled for some super-interesting new YLT news coming next month.
26 Apr 2013 Lyric Opera House Baltimore, MD with Beach House
27 Apr 2013 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
29 Apr 2013 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
01 May 2013 Tipitina’s Uptown New Orleans, LA
02 May 2013 Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs Houston, TX
03 May 2013 The Mohawk Austin, TX
04 May 2013 Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
06 May 2013 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
09 May 2013 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA
10 May 2013 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
11 May 2013 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
12 May 2013 Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub Sacramento, CA
14 May 2013 Knitting Factory Concert House Boise, ID
16 May 2013 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
17 May 2013 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
18 May 2013 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver,
20 May 2013 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
21 May 2013 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
22 May 2013 Crossroads @ KC Grinders Kansas City, MO
23 May 2013 Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
21 Jun 2013 Solid Sound MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
22 Jun 2013 Solid Sound MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
07 Jul 2013 Toronto Urban Roots Fest Toronto
09 Jul 2013 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA with Belle and Sebastian
10 Jul 2013 Mann Center Philadelphia, PA with Belle and Sebastian
11 Jul 2013 Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, NY with Belle and Sebastian
12 Jul 2013 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD with Belle and Sebastian
13 Jul 2013 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA with Belle and Sebastian
14 Jul 2013 Bunbury Festival Cincinnati, OH with Belle and Sebastian
21 Jul 2013 Pitchfork Festival @ Union Park Chicago, IL
28 Jul 2013 Fuji Rock Festival Naeba, Japan
23 Aug 2013 El Plaza Condesa Mexico City, DF, Mexico
This week two of my personal favorites from Matador’s long-to-quite-long history (the band Silkworm and Belle & Sebastian’s If You’re Feeling Sinister album) are being celebrated on the silver-y looking screen sitting on my desk at work.
First, the long-in-the-works Silkworm documentary “Couldn’t You Wait? The Story Of Silkworm” by filmmaker Seth Pomeroy is finally completed and available for stream and purchase here. I will take this opportunity to tell you how important this band has been to me: Silkworm has been incredibly important to me, and will always rule.
Second, Pitchfork has debuted an amazing entry in their Classic (as in classic albums) documentary series about If You’re Feeling Sinister, an album I can’t really talk about here…it’s too personal, I’m sorry. I just cant.
(video courtesy KEXP. The entire Jan. 18 session is available for viewing here)
This past Saturday night, Yo La Tengo completed the first run of North American tour in support of the universally hailed ‘Fade’ with a show at New York City’s Town Hall described by by more than one person as “triumphant”, “stunning” and “kind of long”. Though Georgia, Ira and James are off to Europe this week for some of the continent’s most anticipated shows this year, they’ll be back in the USA (and Vancouver!) this April and May for the dates below, followed by July shows in outdoor venues with Belle & Sebastian.
With the exception of the Baltimore date on April 26 supporting Beach House, for the April/May headlining dates Yo La Tengo will be the only band playing. As with the January/February shows, they’ll be playing two sets each night with a brief intermission.
1 New Orleans LA Tipitina’s
2 Houston TX, Fitzgerald’s
3 Austin TX, Mohawk (tickets on sale now)
4 Dallas TX, Granada Theater
6 Tucson AZ, Rialto
9 Loa Angeles CA, Henry Fonda Theater
10 San Francisco CA, The Fillmore
11 San Francisco CA, The Fillmore
16 Portland OR, Wonder
17 Seattle WA, Showbox
18 Vancouver BC, Commodore
20 Salt Lake City UT, State Room
21 Boulder CO, Boulder Theatre
22 Kansas City MO, Crossroads
9 Boston, MA , Bank Of America Pavilion (tickets on sale Friday, February 22)
10 Philadelphia PA, Skyline Stage at the Mann
11 Brooklyn NY, Celebrate Brooklyn! – Prospect Park Bandshell
12 Washington DC , Merriweather Post Pavilion
13 Pittsburgh PA, Stage AE (tickets on sale, Saturday, February 23)
If an outdoor festival with a tremendous bill isn’t to your liking (allergies, tendency to fall asleep behind the wheel — BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME), you can catch Yo La Tengo’s live score for “The Love Song Of Buckminster Fuller” on April 9 and 10, at The Kitchen (512 W. 19th St., NYC) with performances at 7 and 9pm each night. Tickets are available here.
As The Young continue their second US tour this week since the spring release release of their 2nd album, ‘Dub Egg’, we’re pleased to premiere their cover of Belle and Sebastian’s ‘The Ghost Of Rock School”. We could say something along the lines of, “bet you didn’t see that coming”, but unless you know the band and/or have hacked into our email (and the latter is entirely possible), really, what’s the point of gloating? The Young’s version of the song will be available on iTunes on November 19. Below are the rest of this week’s shows, which for many of you represent your first chance to see The Young since longtime associate Lucas Wedow replaced Jason Costanszo on bass.
Friday 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Saturday 10 – New York, NY – The Cake Shop
Sunday 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery (with Maserati)
Monday 12 – State Collage, PA – Chronic Town
Tuesday 13 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups (with Pink Reason)
Wednesday 14 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
Thursday 15 – Chicago, IL – The Beat Kitchen
Friday 16 – St Louis, MO – Plush
Saturday 17 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada (with Young Prisms)
Saturday 24 – Houston, TX – Walter’s
Friday 7 – Austin, TX – Red 7 Holy Mountain
Find these, and many other new and classic Matador, True Panther and distributed releases here. Spend over $50, and get free shipping AND while you’re at it, pick up a new Matador tote bag (cuz let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a tote? )
A few weeks back we mentioned Belle And Sebastian’s forthcoming 12″ EP (out July 26, pre-order it) which is backed with several exclusive b-sides, including a remix of the track “I Didn’t See It Coming” by COLD CAVE’s Wes Eisold. Today, we’re excited to share that track with you.
Also, we’ll take this moment to remind you that Cold Cave’s US tour starts in Brooklyn tonight, and we’ve excited to announce a following bunch of dates which brings the band to Europe in August and September (new dates in bold).
Tuesday, July 12 – Brooklyn, NY — Knitting Factory (Cult of Youth Supports) – Tickets
Wednesday, July 13 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa (Cult of Youth Supports) – Tickets
Thursday, July 14 – Toronto, ON — Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (Cult of Youth Supports) – Tickets
Friday, July 15 – Detroit, MI — Magic Stick (Cult of Youth Supports) – Tickets
Saturday, July 16 – Chicago, IL — Pitchfork Festival
Sunday, July 17 – Minneapolis, MN — Varsity Theater (Cult of Youth Supports) – Tickets
Monday, July 18 — Fargo, ND — The Aquarium (Cult of Youth Supports) – Tickets
Thursday, July 21 – Vancouver, BC — Biltmore Cabaret (Austra Supports) – Tickets
Friday, July 22 – Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge (Austra Supports) – Tickets
Saturday, July 23 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party
Monday, July 25 – San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall (Austra Supports)
Tuesday, July 26 – San Diego, CA — Casbah (Austra Supports) – Tickets
Wednesday, July 27 – Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles Ukranian Center (Austra Supports)
Friday, July 29 – Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge (Austra Supports) – Tickets
Saturday, July 30 – Denver – Bluebird Theater (Austra Supports) – Tickets
Sunday, July 31 — Omaha NE — Waiting Room (Austra Supports) – Tickets
Monday, August 1 – Saint Louis, MO — Firebird (Austra Supports)
Tuesday, August 2 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop (Austra Supports) – Tickets
Thursday, August 4 – Washington, DC — Rock N Roll Hotel (Austra Supports) – Tickets
Friday, August 5 – Philadelphia, PA — Voyeur (Austra Supports)
Saturday, August 6 – New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom – Tickets (Austra Supports)
Friday, August 26 – Reading UK, Reading Festival – Tickets Saturday, Augist 27 – Leeds UK, Leeds Festival – Tickets
Monday, August 29 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet – Tickets Tuesday, August 30 – Luxembourg BE – Exit 007 – Tickets Wednesday, August 31 – Luzern, Switzerland – Treibhaus – Tickets Thursday, September 1 – Milan, IT – Magnolia Parade – Tickets
Friday, September 2 – Montalcino, IT - Itaylo Harvest Festival – Tickets
Saturday, September 3 – Rome, IT – Circolo delgi Artisti – Tickets Monday, September 5 – Paris, FR – Point Emphere – Tickets
Last week we posted the Belle and Sebastian video for “Come On Sister” and if that’s not enough video goodness, Belle and Sebastian have another video out today for “I Didn’t See It Coming” (Richard X mix) by Glasgow based artist, Lesley Barnes.
This summer, you’ll be able to pick up the new Belle and Sebastian 12” (July 26 release). This vinyl-only release includes reworked versions of Write About Love tracks – including a Cold Cave remix of “I Didn’t See It Coming”.
Come On Sister 12” Track Listing:
Come On Sister (Tony Doogan mix)
I Didn’t See It Coming (Richard X mix)
I Didn’t See It Coming (Cold Cave mix)
Blue Eyes of a Millionaire (Album version)