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Spoon - "Can I Sit Next To You" Video Premiere, New US & Germany Dates





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Earlier today, Apple Music's Beats 1 and Zane Lowe premiered the second track from Spoon's forthcoming album, 'Hot Thoughts', "Can I Sit Next To You" . The accompanying video, directed by directed by Marcel Dzama, can be viewed above.

In addition, a number of U.S. and Germny tour dates have just been added below, with tickets on sale February 24 at 10am.

Stream or preorder 'Hot Thoughts' (digital preorders receive "Can I Sit Next To You" and "Hot Thoughts" instantly)
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Upcoming shows (new dates in bold) :

February 27 - 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
March 6 - The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
March 14 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 15 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 16 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 23rd - Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th - The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
April 27– Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
April 28 – The Lyric – Oxford, MS
April 29 – Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
May 1 – Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
May 2 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
May 3 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
May 5 – Music Farm – Charleston ,SC
May 7 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
May 9 – Mill and Mine – Knoxville, TN
May 11 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

June 17 - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
June 18 - Maifeld Derby Festival, Manheim, Germany
June 19 - Technikum, Munich, Germany

June 27 - Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 - The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 - O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 7 - Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 14 - Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 - Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 28 - Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 30 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD **
August 6 - Hollywood Bowl*, Los Angeles CA
September 8 – Belly Up - Aspen, CO
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO


** - with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
* - with Belle and Sebastian

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New UK Summer Tour Dates for Car Seat Headrest

For those who missed out on the cluster of UK tour dates that begin March 23rd in London (notice below with the cascade of SOLD OUT next to each UK date), there is hope. There are five new opportunities to see Car Seat Headrest this year and as you might know by now, they will be going fast so don't miss out.

Tuesday, August 29 - 02 Forum, London UK
Wednesday, August 30 - Ritz, Manchester UK
Thursday, August 31 - Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds UK
Friday, September 1 - Electric Fields Festival - Thronhill UK
Saturday, September 2 - End Of The Road, Dorset UK

TOUR DATES
March 10-11 – BUKU Music & Art Project 2017, Fremantle, Australia
Tuesday, March 14 – Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday, March 15 – Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, March 16 – Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany
Friday, March 17 – Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
Saturday, March 18 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany
Sunday, March 19 – Feierwerk / Kranhalle, Munich, Germany
Monday, March 20 – Mascotte, Zürich, Switzerland
Wednesday, March 22 – Divan de Monde, Paris, France
Thursday, March 23 – Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Friday, March 24 – Manchester Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 26 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Monday, March 27 – Academy, Dublin, Ireland SOLD OUT
April 14-26 – Coachella, Indio CA
April 21-23 – Coachella, Indio CA
May 12-14 – Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Friday, May 26 – Gorge Amphitheatre, George WA
May 26-28 – Boston Calling, Boston MA
May 26-28 – Sasquatch! Music Festival, George WA
Monday, May 29 – Gorge Amphitheatre, George WA
June 2-4 – The Governors Ball Music Festival, New York NY
June 8-11 – Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester TN
Sunday, June 18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison Co
August 8-12 – Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway

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Spoon : 'Hot Thoughts' Aura Reader, New Shows In Rooms Enormous + Otherwise





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Coinciding with more new shows being announced (including a February 27 show at London's historic 100 Club and massive co-headlining appearances with Belle and Sebastian at the Hollywood Bowl and Merriweather Post Pavillion), the advance campaign for Spoon's forthcoming 'Hot Thoughts' album (out March 17) takes a turn for the unexpected with the launch of the 'Hot Thoughts' Aura Reader app.



Perhaps you're saying to yourself, "doesn't this sound a bit Peter Lemonmoodring?" and you'd be right. However, we're sure you'll find the experience far more rewarding. When you create a Spoon Spotify playlist, the Aura Reader analyzes that playlist, then creates a individualized version of the 'Hot Thoughts' album cover with different colors in the artwork’s signature watercolor skull, creating a reflection of each fan’s own… (SAFE FOR WORK) Hot Thoughts.

The customized 'Hot Thoughts' skulls can then be used by as avatars on Twitter, Instagram, and various other social media. Because we're ALL ABOUT SKULLS .

the Spoon Hot Thoughts Aura Reader,

Step 1: Log in to Spotify and make a playlist that describes yourself in 10 Spoon songs.


Step 2: Connect your Spotify account to the aura reader so we can analyze your playlist.

Step 3: Share your results on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else you choose.

Upcoming shows :

February 27 - 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
March 6 - The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
March 14 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 15 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 16 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 23rd - Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th - The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
June 27 - Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 - The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 - O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 7 - Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 14 - Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 - Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 28 - Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 30 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD **
August 6 - Hollywood Bowl*, Los Angeles CA

** - with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
* - with Belle and Sebastian

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Perfume Genius - Spring/Summer North American Dates



While there's another rather huge bit of news to share in the near future, today we can confirm a number of May and July headlining dates for Perfume Genius, with support from Serpentwithfeet. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED
Saturday, March 11 - Marfa Myths, Marfa TX%

NEW TOUR DATES
Wednesday, May 10 - Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit MI*
Thursday, May 11 - Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON*
Friday, May 12 - Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, May 13 - Royale, Boston MA*
Monday, May 15 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC*
Tuesday, May 16 - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, May 18 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, May 19 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Saturday, May 20 - Terminal West, Atlanta GA*
Sunday, May 21 - Exit/In, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, May 23 - The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
Friday June 16-Saturdauy June 17, Eaux Claires Festival, Eaux Claires, WI
Saturday, July 15 - Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 - Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Tuesday, July 18 - The Independent, San Francisco CA
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 - End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* - w/ Serpentwithfeet
% collaboration with Weyes Blood

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Steve Gunn : Two Smiths Covers for Aquarium Drunkard's Laginappe Sessions



Earlier this morning, Aquarium Drunkard premiered a pair of Smiths covers from Steve Gunn, "The Night Has Opened My Eyes" and "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle".  You can stream both here.

Steve's got a solo tour of Europe starting April 3, but he's also taking part in a February 25 benefit for Bruce Langhorne at Brooklyn Music School alongside Alan Licht, Steve Shelley, Dylan Aycock, Loren Mazzacane Connors and many more.  All of the above plus Tom Carter, Susan Alcorn, Lee Ranaldo, Nathan Bowles, Chris Corsano, Tim Rutilli, John Fahey, Daniel Bachman and many more can be heard on Scissor Tail's new 2 CD compilation, 'The Hired Hands : A Tribute To Bruce Langhorne'.

Tour dates :
Monday, April 3 – St John Church, London, UK
Tuesday, April 4 – Louisiana,  Bristol, UK
Wednesday, April 5 – Holy Trinity – Leeds, UK
Thursday, April 6 – Glee Club, Birmingham, UK
Friday, April 7 – Unitarian Church,  Brighton, UK
Saturday, April 8 – Little Waves, Genk, Belgium
Sunday, April 9 – Zonnehuis – Amsterdam, Netherlands  (4pm show)
Monday, April 10 – Doopsgezinde Kerk (church) – Utrecht, Netherlands
Tuesday, April 11 – Les Atelier Claus, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday, April 12 – Vooruit (Theater Zaal) – Gent, Belgium
Thursday, April 13 – Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
Friday, April 14 – Le Bourg - Lausanne, Switzerland
Saturday, April 15 – Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Switzerland
Monday, April 17 – Anfiteatro del Venda – Padova, Italy
Tuesday, April 18 – Blackmarket/Unplugged in Monti Series, Rome, Italy
Wednesday, April 19 – St. Edmunds Church, Oslo, Norway
Thursday, April 20 – Tungenes Lighthouse, Randaberg, Norway
Saturday, April 22 – G Livelab, Helsinki, Finland
Sunday, April 23 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tuesday, April 25 – Sidecar, Barcelona, Spain
Wednesday, April 26 – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain
Thursday, April 27 – Moby Dick, Madrid, Spain
Friday, April 28 – El Torgal, Ourense, Spain
Sunday June 11 – The Thing in Spring Festival, Peterborough, NH

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Spoon In Sydney, Melbourne


Spoon have announced Sydney and Melbourne shows next month, immediately following the release of the hotly-anticipated 'Hot Thoughts' album.

See below for ticket links:

Thursday, March 23rd - Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Saturday, March 25th - The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia



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Lucy Dacus U.S. Tour Starts Today



(courtesy Joey Wharton Photography)

Lucy Dacus and band kick off a couple of weeks of shows in support of Hamilton Leithauser tonight in Cambridge, MA (see below) . There's a number of charities Lucy's raising money for at the merch table throughout the tour ; here's the full list -

2/8: Cambridge- Rosie's Place
2/9: Philadelphia - Books Through Bars
2/10: Millvale - The Women and Girls Foundation
2/11: Columbus - Youth Advocate Services
2/13: Toronto - Concord Refugee Sponsorship Group
2/15: Chicago - Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
2/16: St. Paul- CAIR-Minnesota (CAIR-MN)
2/17: Madison - Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
2/18: Louisville - Family Scholar House
2/19: Nashville - Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp
2/21: Carrboro - Volunteers for Youth
2/22: Washington - Sitar Arts Center
2/23: Brooklyn - Sylvia Rivera Law Project
2/24: Brooklyn - New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
2/25: New YorkC - Islamic Relief USA (http://irusa.org/)

TOUR DATES
Wednesday, February 8,The Sinclair, Cambridge MA*
Thursday, February 9, Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA* SOLD OUT
Friday, February 10, Mr. Smalls, Milvale PA*
Saturday, February 11, Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH*
Monday, February 13, The Opera House, Toronto ON* SOLD OUT
Wednesday, February 13, 2/15 Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL* SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 16  2/16 Turf Club, St. Paul MN*  SOLD OUT
Friday, February 17, High Noon Saloon, Madison WI*
Saturday, February 18, Zanzabar, Louisville KY* SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 19, 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, February 21, Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Wednesday, February 22, Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington DC* SOLD OUT
Thursday, February 23 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY* SOLD OUT
Friday, February 24 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY* SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 25 The Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan NY* SOLD OUT

May 26-28, Boston Calling, Boston MA
June 8-11, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester TN
July 14-16, The Forecastle, Louisville KY


* - w/ Hamilton Leithauser

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Spoon Announce June UK shows

Earlier today,  Spoon confirmed their first UK shows since 2014.  Following the March release of the highly anticipated 'Hot Thoughts', Spoon visit Manchester, Glasgow and London in late June. Tickets  go on sale February 3rd.

27 June – Manchester,  Gorilla
28 June – Glasgow,  The Arts School
30 June – London,  O2 Forum 

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NEW SESSION: Car Seat Headrest LIVE on KEXP (first performance of the year) + 2017 Tour Dates (SO FAR)



For those of you out there who missed Car Seat Headrest live from KEXP's new Live Room, you're in luck. The full-session is now available for viewing at your leisure. The band are currently in Australia for Laneway, but there are MANY opportunities to see them all over the world this year. Full list of dates below.

Saturday, January 28 – Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Monday, January 30 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Thursday, February 2 – The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood, Australia
Friday, February 3 – Laneway Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Saturday, February 4 – Laneway Festival, Sydney, Australia
Sunday, February 5 – Laneway Festival, Fremantle, Australia
March 10-11 – BUKU Music & Art Project 2017, Fremantle, Australia
Tuesday, March 14 – Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wednesday, March 15 – Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, March 16 – Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany
Friday, March 17 – Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
Saturday, March 18 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany
Sunday, March 19 – Feierwerk / Kranhalle, Munich, Germany
Monday, March 20 – Mascotte, Zürich, Switzerland
Wednesday, March 22 – Divan de Monde, Paris, France
Thursday, March 23 – Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Friday, March 24 – Manchester Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Sunday, March 26 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
Monday, March 27 – Academy, Dublin, Ireland SOLD OUT
April 14-26 – Coachella, Indio CA
April 21-23 – Coachella, Indio CA
May 12-14 – Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Friday, May 26 – Gorge Amphitheatre, George WA
May 26-28 – Boston Calling, Boston MA
May 26-28 – Sasquatch! Music Festival, George WA
Monday, May 29 – Gorge Amphitheatre, George WA
June 2-4 – The Governors Ball Music Festival, New York NY
June 8-11 – Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester TN
Sunday, June 18 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison Co
August 8-12 – Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway

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Interpol - 'Turn On The Bright Lights' 15th Anniversary European Tour

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Interpol have confirmed a series of summer and autumn shows to mark the 15th anniversary of their landmark debut album, 2002's 'Turn On The Bright Lights' ; they'll be playing 'TOTBL' from front to back starting August 9 in Prague. There's no North American dates for this one, but thanks for asking!

Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino are currently working on new material for a new album, tentatively scheduled for release via Matador in 2018.

Wednesday, August 9 - Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
Thursday, August 10 - Vienna, AT - Arena
Saturday, August 12 - Buftea, RO - Summer Well Festival
Sunday, August 13 - Belgrade, RS - Belgrade Fortress
Tuesday, August 15 - Budapest, HU - Sziget Festival
Wednesday, August 16 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle
Saturday, August 19 - Luxembourg, LU - Den Atelier
Sunday, August 20 - St. Malo, FR - La Route Du Rock
Tuesday, August 22 - Asolo, IT - AMA Music Festival
Wednesday, August 23 - Milan, IT - Carroponte
Friday, August 25 - Zurich, CH - Zurich Open Air Festival
Sunday, August 27 - Copenhagen, DK - The KoncerthusetTuesday, August 29 - Tilburg, NL - 013
Wednesday, August 30 - Groningen, NL - Oosterpoort
Friday, September 1 - London, UK - Alexandra Palace
Sunday, September 3 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
Tuesday, September 5 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon
Saturday, September 9 - Spain, ES - DCode Festival

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STEVE GUNN UK & EU SOLO TOUR ANNOUNCED

SG-solo-EUCurrently on tour with Lee Ranaldo & Meg Baird stateside, Steve Gunn is never shy to announce even more tour dates. There is a big batch of new shows that were announced this morning across the UK and Europe. All ticket links can be found HERE. Even more shows for this new tour are in the works, so don't fret if you don't see a show close to you below.







NEW UK/EU TOUR DATES 
Monday, April 3 – St John Church, London, UK
Tuesday, April 4 – Louisiana,  Bristol, UK
Wednesday, April 5 – Holy Trinity – Leeds, UK
Thursday, April 6 – Glee Club, Birmingham, UK
Friday, April 7 – Unitarian Church,  Brighton, UK
Saturday, April 8 – Little Waves, Genk, Belgium
Sunday, April 9 – Zonnehuis – Amsterdam, Netherlands  (4pm show)
Monday, April 10 – Doopsgezinde Kerk (church) – Utrecht, Netherlands
Tuesday, April 11 – Les Atelier Claus, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday, April 12 – Vooruit (Theater Zaal) – Gent, Belgium
Thursday, April 13 – TBC, Paris, France
Friday, April 14 – Le Bourg - Lausanne, Switzerland
Saturday, April 15 – Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Switzerland
Monday, April 17 – Anfiteatro del Venda – Padova, Italy
Tuesday, April 18 – Blackmarket/Unplugged in Monti Series, Rome, Italy
Wednesday, April 19 – St. Edmunds Church, Oslo, Norway
Thursday, April 20 – Tungenes Lighthouse, Randaberg, Norway
Saturday, April 22 – G Livelab, Helsinki, Finland
Sunday, April 23 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark



US TOUR DATES WITH LEE RANALDO & MEG BAIRD

Wednesday, January 18 — Stuart’s Opera House, Nelsonville OH*%
Thursday, January 19 — The Warhol, Pittsburgh PA
Friday, January 20 — Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC*%
Saturday, January 21 — PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA*%
Sunday, January 22 — Park Church Co-op, Brooklyn NY*%

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Julien Baker - 'Sprained Ankle' re-release, "Funeral Pyre" 7", 2017 Touring

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We're very thrilled to announce the signing of Memphis, TN-based songwriter Julien Baker. The 21-year-old’s widely-acclaimed 2015 debut album, 'Sprained Ankle' (originally released by 6131) is available now digitally, with Matador's LP and CD reissue available in all territories (save for North America and Australia) on March 17. We'll be releasing Julien's next studio album everywhere.

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(7" sleeve photo by Kaitlin Gladney)

As premiered earlier this morning via NPR's "All Songs Considered", you can hear the previously unreleased “Funeral Pyre”, the A-side for Baker’s new 7”, out on March 17th on Matador*. Only Baker can make a song with such a darkly macabre title so heartbreakingly gorgeous, with her signature hushed-yet-lofty vocals soaring over a quietly finger-picked melody that crescendos into layered, almost-orchestral beauty. The B-side, “Distant Solar System,” is another unheard song from the 'Sprained Ankle' sessions.

(* - said 7" will be included in the international editions of the 'Sprained Ankle' LP ; however, the single will be available for stand-alone purchase in North America).

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After extensive touring in 2015 and 2016, Baker shows no signs of slowing down in 2017. Midwestern US audiences can catch her on a short run of dates this winter, which are followed by a lengthy European tour in the spring. The full list of tour dates can be found below :

01/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater w/ Ben Gibbard
01/19 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Ben Gibbard
01/20 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Ben Gibbard
02/17 Davenport, IA @ GAS Feed & Seed Fest
02/18 Champaign, IL @ The Accord w/ Thunder Dreamer
04/22-04/23 N. Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival w/ Avett Brothers, The Shins, Shovels & Rope, Dawes, Lucius, Charles Bradley
05/24 Jena, DE @ Trafo
05/25 Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
05/28 Hamburg, DE @ Aalhaus
05/29 Munster, DE @ Pension Schmidt
05/30 Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
05/31 Munich, DE @ Milla
06/05 London, UK @ Bush Hall
06/06 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
06/09 Porto, PT @ Primavera Sound
06/10 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

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OUT NOW: CAR SEAT HEADREST - "DRUNK DRIVERS / KILLER WHALES (SINGLE VERSION)"

unnamed-7Not to be overshadowed but what some outlets chose to write about in the Car Seat Headrest news department this morning, there is a NEW version of "Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales (Single Version)" out today on digital services.

This alternate version of the Teens Of Denial standout track was previewed earlier this week when the band performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (with some help in the horns department from The Roots).

Kurt Vile - New Dates In January & February



(thanking Doug Pederson in advance for not suspending Connor Barwin)

In addition to previously confirmed year-end shows in Dallas, Austin, Boston, NYC and Philadelphia, Kurt Vile and The Violators have announced the following January and February dates, with tickets on sale today (with the exception of Tampa)

Thursday, January 26 - Jefferson Theatre, Charlottesville VA*
Friday, January 27 - Haw River Ballrooom, Saxaphaw NC*
Saturday, January 28 - 40 Watt, Athens GA*
Sunday, January 29 - Music Farm, Charleston SC*
Monday, January 30 - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Vedra FL*
Tuesday, January 31 - The Social, Orlando FL*
Wednesday, February 1 - The Ritz Ybor, Tampa FL* (on sale Monday)

Saturday, February 4 - El Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, DF

* - with Luke Roberts

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KURT VILE (SOLO) AUSTRALIAN TOUR - EARLY 2017

KVsoloAustraliaThere are tickets still available for Kurt's forthcoming solo tour of many corners of Australia. Links for all dates can be found below.

Tuesday, February 28 - Perth Festival, Perth AU
Friday, March 3 - Taronga Zoo, Sydney AU*
Saturday, March 4 - Zoo Twilights, Melbourne AU&
Thursday, March 9 - QPAC, Brisbane AU*
Saturday, March 11, Golden Plains, Victoria AU
Sunday, March 12, Panama Festival, Tasmania AU
*with Mick Turner
 
 

 

OUT TODAY - BODY/HEAD 'NO WAVES' + TOUR CONTINUES TO PHILLY TONIGHT

bodyheadouttodayAs beautifully displayed by resident hand model @crankytired, Body/Head's new album No Waves is out today. Find it at your choice physical or digital outlet. Kim and Bill are currently on a short and sweet tour to celebrate this album's release. Find dates and ticket links below.

Reminder - all vinyl pre-orders on the Matador webstore received
a free poster of the Raymond Pettibon cover art.

BUY HERE or via Kung Fu to have the option of a t-shirt/LP or CD bundle.

TOUR DATES

Friday, November 11 –PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA
Saturday, November 12 – National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY
Thursday, November 17 – Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles CA CANCELLED


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KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS TO CAP OFF 2016 WITH SHOWS IN NYC, BOSTON AND PHILLY

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This is a casual reminder that Kurt Vile, accompanied by The Violators will be making a quick run of shows in New York, Boston and Philly at the tail end of December. Woods and Nathan Bowles will be joining them for all three shows.

Ticket links below:
Wednesday, December 28 - Terminal 5, New York NY
Thursday, December 29 - Royale, Boston MA
Friday, December 30 - The Sinclair, Boston MA
Saturday, December 31 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia PA
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Steve Gunn - January Dates With Lee Ranaldo, KEXP Session



(Steve Gunn and The Outliners in session for KEXP, Seattle, from September 21)

Currently on tour in Europe with the Outliners (see dates below), Steve Gunn embarks on a brief solo tour of North America this January, sharing a stage (and most likely a dressing room --- these places aren't Cobo Hall) with Lee Ranaldo. The aforementioned shows are in bold below, with tickets on sale now (or in some instances, pretty soon).

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Tuesday, January 10 — Arts at the Armory, Somerville MA*%
Wednesday, January 11 — Columbus Theater, Providence RI*%
Thursday, January 12 — Winooski Methodist Church, Winooski VT*%
Friday, January 13 — PHI Centre, Montreal, QC*%
Saturday, January 14 — The Great Hall Toronto ON*%
Monday, January 16 — Thalia Hall, Chicago IL*%
Tuesday, January 17 — The Cave, Louisville KY*%
Wednesday, January 18 — Stuart’s Opera House, Nelsonville OH*%
Thursday, January 19 — The Warhol, Pittsburgh PA
Friday, January 20 — Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC*%
Saturday, January 21 — PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA*%
Sunday, January 22 — Park Church Co-op, Brooklyn NY*%

* = w/ Lee Ranaldo
% = w/ Meg Baird

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WATCH: LUCY DACUS BLOGOTHEQUE SESSION, MERCURY LOUNGE (NYC) SHOW TONIGHT


TONIGHT Lucy Dacus will be found playing a headlining show at Mercury Lounge (late show, 11pm). It was only a couple weeks since Lucy and her band opened up for Car Seat Headrest for a back-to-back Bowery Ballroom shows. This show should not be missed as it's your last chance to see the band in North America the rest of 2016. If you're in the UK or EU, you're in luck. There is a nice long list of tour dates up the road.

In other Lucy Dacus news there is a gorgeous Blogotheque "A Take Away Show" session out earlier this morning. This can be seen at the top of this post.

Wednesday, October 19 – Mercury Lounge, New York NY (LATE SHOW)
Friday, October 21 – Primavera Club, Barcelona
Wednesday, October 26 – Pitchfork Avant-Garde @ La Mecanique Undulatory , Paris
Friday, October 28 – Charlatan, Gent
Saturday, October 29 – DDW Music @ Altstadt, Eindhoven
Sunday, October 30 – New Fall Festival, Düsseldorf
Tuesday, November 1 – The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Wednesday, November 2 – The Waiting Room, London
Thursday, November 3 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Friday, November 4 – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds

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NEW UK CAR SEAT HEADREST DATES ANNOUNCED

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This past spring and summer Car Seat Headrest found themselves playing sold out headlining shows across UK/Europe in addition to slots to Glastonbury and Primavera. They will be back in the UK next March with three shows that were announced this morning. Details and ticket links below:

Thursday, March 23 - Electric Ballroom, London, UK
Friday, March 24 - Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Sunday, March 26 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK

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