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
Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed June 4 as the release date for its sixth studio album ‘… Like Clockwork’ on Matador Records.
The band has also unveiled the new album’s stunning artwork by UK artist Boneface.
… Like Clockwork’s release is preceded by first single “My God Is The Sun,” which received its recent live debut in Queens Of The Stone Age’s Lollapalooza Brazil set, and has just been unveiled via radio premieres, respectively, in the UK with Zane Lowe and in the U.S. on KROQ.
… Like Clockwork can be pre-ordered on CD and vinyl now from the Matador Store, and, as of midnight Tuesday, April 8, from iTunes . All pre-orders will immediately receive “My God Is The Sun,” which can be heard at QOTSA.com
Described by Queens principal Joshua Homme as “an audio documentary of a manic year,” ‘… Like Clockwork’ is the band’s first full length collection of all new material since 2007′s ‘Era Vulgaris’, as well as the band’s debut release on new label partner Matador. The full track listing for the album is:
1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
2. I Sat By The Ocean
3. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
4. If I Had A Tail
5. My God Is The Sun
7. Fairweather Friends
8. Smooth Sailing
9. I Appear Missing
10. …Like Clockwork
‘…. Like Clockwork’ was produced by Joshua Homme and QOTSA, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Justin Smith, at Josh’s studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, California.
Queens of the Stone Age are: Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita and Michael Shuman
Jon Theodore will play drums on the upcoming tour, which is not exactly upcoming as dates began with last weeks Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile appearances. See below for confirmed dates and check back at the following for updates:
13-15 June 13 Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
14 June 13 Pinkpop, Landgraaf, Netherlands
14-16 June 13 Download Festival, Donington, UK
21-23 June 13 Southside Festival, Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany
22 June 13 Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany
21-23 June 13 Hurricane Festival, Scheesel, Germany
26 June 13 Rock The Beach Festival, Helsinki, Finland
28 June 13 Peace & Love Festival, Borlange, Sweden
30 June 13 Rock a Field Festival, Herchesfeld Roeser, Luxembourg
2 July 13 Wiener Stadthalle Halle D, Vienna, Austria
3 July 13 Volt Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2-5 July 13 Rock For People Festival, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
2 August 13 Lollapalooza, Chicago IL
The following aren’t solo performances. They aren’t collaborations with the wildly talented Aimee Mann. These are BONA FIDE, ALL-TOO-RARE (of late, anyway) Ted Leo & The Pharmacists shows and we cannot wait to see you there.
7/25 – Chronic Town, State College PA
7.26 – Grog Shop, Cleveland OH
7/27 – Subterranean, Chicago IL
7/29 – Double Happiness, Columbus OH
7/30 – Ottobar, Baltimore MD
7/31 – Morgan’s Pier, Philadelphia PA
Let’s consider the following ; Ted & The Pharmacists haven’t played State College in 7 years. The Grog Shop show will mark the 3rd anniversary of the last Pharmacists show in Cleveland ; it’s two years since the last Chicago gig. Columbus? TL/RX-less since July of 2010. Baltimore’s gone without since December of 2010. HUGE CREDIT TO TED & TEAM FOR ADDRESSING THESE SHAMEFUL ABSENCES.
As mentioned earlier in this space, in May (the 21st to be exact) we’re reissuing one of the most important debut albums in rock/Matador/human history, Come’s ’11:11′. To coincide with our deluxe, double LP/double CD version of this landmark title, the original Come quartet of Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Sean O’Brien and Arthur Johnson are playing select shows overseas and in the US, as listed below.
5/17-19 Orange Blossom Special Festival Beverungen DM
5/20 Bitterzoet Amsterdam NL
5/22 The Ruby Lounge Manchester UK
5/23 Dingwalls London, UK
5/24 Instant Chavires, Paris FR
5/26 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES
5/27 Le Romandie Lausanne, Switzerland
5/28 Jubez Karlsruhe, Germany
5/30 Locomotiv, Bologna IT
5/31 Kino, Ebensee AT
6/01 Pilot, Prague CZ
6/02 Festaal Kruezberg, Berlin DE
6/19 Bootleg Theater Los Angeles CA
6/20 The Independent San Francisco CA
6/21 Mississippi Studios Portland OR
6/22 The Crocodile Seattle WA
6/27 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
6/28 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
7/12 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
(EDITOR’S NOTE : in the early days of 2012, our esteemed colleague Natalie Judge was (loudly) signing the praises of a London band called Savages. In the months since, we’ve become equally obsessed with the quartet, partially on the back of a stunning debut 7″ and followup live EP on their own Pop Noire label, but also via a succession of performances in the UK and US that were as visceral and exciting as anything we’ve witnessed in this label’s history. The resulting debut album, ‘Silence Yourself”, doesn’t merely fulfill the promise of Savages’ initial releases, but serves as stark notice we’re dealing with a band uniquely inspired, uncannily confident and fully realized in a manner that belies their relatively brief existence. – GC)
“SAVAGES is not trying to give you something you didn’t have already, it is calling within yourself something you buried ages ago, it is an attempt to reveal and reconnect your PHYSICAL and EMOTIONAL self and give you the urge to experience your life differently, your girlfriends, your husbands, your jobs, your erotic life and the place music occupies in your life. Because we must teach ourselves new ways of POSITIVE MANIPULATIONS, music and words are aiming to strike like lightning, like a punch in the face, a determination to understand the WILL and DESIRES of the self.”
This album is to be played loud in the foreground.”
Savages will release their debut album, ‘Silence Yourself’ on 6th May 2013 on Matador Records / Pop Noire. (May 7 in North America). Available on LP, CD and digital formats, the album was recorded in Northwest London’s Fish Factory during December 2012, and is produced by Johnny Hostile and Rodaidh McDonald.
Clocking in at 38 minutes, Silence Yourself opens with an excerpt from the John Cassavetes film ‘Opening Night’, and features new recordings of ‘Husbands’, ‘I Am Here’ and ‘City’s Full’ – first heard on the debut single “Husbands” b/w “Flying To Berlin” and the ‘I Am Here’ live EP – both previously released on singer Jehnny Beth’s record label Pop Noire.
The first song from the album available for public perusal is ‘She Will’, which can be heard via the above YouTube clip.
Following sold out shows in Europe and America, including a recent gig at London’s 1200 capacity Electric Ballroom, Savages will continue to tour throughout 2013. Here’s the spring and summer schedule thus far :
19th Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, USA (tickets)
22nd Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada
23rd Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada
11th The Echo, LA, USA
13th Coachella Festival, Indio, California, USA
15th Bunk Bar, Portland, USA
16th Neumo’s, Seattle, USA
18th The Independent, San Francisco, USA
20th Coachella Festival, Indio, California, USA
1st Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield, UK (tickets)
2nd SWG3, Glasgow, UK (tickets)
3rd Liverpool Sound City, UK (tickets)
4th Live at Leeds Festival, UK (tickets)
5th Arts Centre, Norwich, UK (tickets)
7th Bodega, Nottingham, UK (tickets)
8th Old Fire Station, Bournemouth. UK (tickets)
13th Botanique-Orangie, Brussels, Belgium (tickets)
15th Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands (tickets)
16th Geb9, Cologne, Germany (tickets)
17th Lido, Berlin, Germany (tickets)
19th Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany (tickets)
20th Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland (tickets)
21st Magnolia Club, Milan, Italy (tickets)
23rd Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
25th Field Day Festival, London, UK
1st Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, Portugal
6th Pop Noire night, La Maroquinerie, Paris
8th Manchester Parklife Festival, UK
I hope you’ll excuse my weary tone — it’s not that I don’t look forward to South By Southwest or the plethora of free, unaffiliated events (especially those that take place in glorified jello-shot emporiums masquerading as music venues for one week out of the year). It’s just that I’m really pissed off someone told all of the bands below they’re staying at my place.
CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING
Tue 3/12 Austin TX Queue Day Party 3 pm Mohawk (w/ Delorean)
Wed 3/13 Austin TX Waterloo Records 12 pm (parking lot performance)
Wed 3/13 Austin TX Consequence of Sound 5 pm The Parish
Thu 3/14 Austin TX KEXP Session 12:30 pm Mellow Johnny’s
Thu 3/14 Austin TX Thrasher/Converse party 4 pm Scoot Inn
Fri 3/15 Austin TX Rolling Stone Party 2 pm La Zona Rosa
Fri 3/15 Austin TX Ground Control Touring, 12:15 am Mohawk* (w/ Trash Talk, Merchandise and more)
Tue 3/12 Austin TX Queue Day Party 4 pm Mohawk
Tue 3/12 Austin TX Fader Fort 8 pm Fader Fort
Thu 3/14 Austin TX Pitchfork Day Party 1:40 pm 1100 Warehouse
Thu 3/14 Austin TX Filter Party 11 pm Clive Bar*
Sat 3/16 Austin TX True Panther 1 am Mohawk* (with Majical Cloudz, Empress Of, XXYYXX , Silent Diane and more)
Thu 3/14 Austin TX Spin Party 4 pm Easy Tiger
Fri 3/15 Austin TX Urban Outfitters 2 pm Urban Outfitters Lot
Fri 3/15 Austin TX M For Montreal 9 pm Swan Dive
Sat 3/16 Austin TX True Panther Presents 9:30 pm Mohawk* (with Delorean, Empress Of, XXYYXX, Silent Diane and more)
Fri 3/15 Austin TX “Our Heart Aches For Syria” / Red Cross benefit 8 pm Long Center (w/ The Black Lips, White Lung and more)
Sat 3/16 Austin TX Ground Control Touring 2 pm Beerland (w/ Merchandise, Spider Bags and more)
(* – denotes an official SXSW event ; wristband or badge required for admission. There’s public admission if venues aren’t at capacity SOMETIMES, but we can’t guarantee it)
Next week Kurt Vile makes a quick trip to the UK to have some cameras shoved in his face and words recorded direct from his mouth about his new album, but to make a life a little more interesting Kurt’s going to be playing a solo, free entry, competiton winners only show at London’s Barfly on Thursday March 7th presented by The Fly and Field Day.
To win you’ll need to head over to The Fly’s website and try your luck to enter, with entries closing on March 5th. If you miss out, you can always catch Kurt at one of these upcoming shows with The Violators:
(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.
Kurt Vile’s new album WAKIN ON A PRETTY DAZE will come out on April 9. He recorded it with producer John Agnello at a multitude of different studios throughout the Northeast in the second half of last year. It is a 69-minute long double album.
Check out the opening track WAKIN ON A PRETTY DAY. You can download it as an MP3 or listen on YouTube, accompanied by outtake footage from the Steve Powers (ESPO) documentary about the album cover mural. (Note: this is NOT the music video. The real video will be revealed in good time.)
1. Wakin On A Pretty Day
2. KV Crimes
3. Was All Talk
4. Girl Called Alex
5. Never Run Away
6. Pure Pain
7. Too Hard
8. Shame Chamber
9. Snowflakes Are Dancing
10. Air Bud
The record will of course be available on several different formats, as follows:
Standard double vinyl gatefold with printed innersleeves and lyric sheet
Deluxe double vinyl gatefold with different cover depicting the blank building wall before Steve Powers painted it, and including a sticker sheet of the Powers paintings so that you can customize your own album artwork. This version includes the printed innersleeves and lyric sheet, but is also on limited, numbered BLUE VINYL.
First edition CD will be in a mini-gatefold like the LP cover, with the disc in a printed innersleeve in one pocket, and fold-out lyric sheet and insert in the other pocket.
The iTunes preorder, available as of tomorrow, February 12, will include an instant download of “Wakin On A Pretty Day” PLUS a preorder-only bonus track entitled “The Ghost Of Freddy Roach.” You can only get this bonus track by preordering the album at iTunes. You’ll receive the track on the April 9 release date along with the full album.
More news. If you’re in New York City, we’re going to be heading over to the legendary Electric Lady Studios tomorrow (Tuesday, February 12) to listen to the album in all its glory and have some drinks, specifically a custom-made cocktail entitled the Pretty Daze. Interested in attending? Head over to Brooklyn Vegan for a chance to win! Space is extremely limited!
photo by Shawn Brackbill
Kurt isn’t just releasing a record, he’s also touring, with the Violators backing him up:
Sun, Apr 14 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
Sun, Apr 21 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
Sun, May 4 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Mon, May 5 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Tue, May 7 – Los Angeles CA – Echoplex # *
Wed, May 8 – San Francisco CA – Independent *
Fri, May 10 – Portland OR – Doug Fir # *
Sat, May 11 – Vancouver BC – Biltmore # *
Sun, May 12 – Seattle WA – Neumos # *
Tue, May 14 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall *
Thu, May 16 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom * !
Fri, May 17 – Boston MA – The Sinclair * !
Sat, May 18 – Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer * !
Fri, May 24 – Barcelona ES – Primavera Sound Festival
Sat, May 25 – London GB – Field Day
Sun, May 26 – Brussels BE – AB
Mon, May 27 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
Tue, May 28 – Hamburg DE – Knust
Wed, May 29 – Copenhagen DK – Amager Bio
# The Fresh & Onlys
* Steve Gunn
! Angel Olsen
Tickets for all the US dates go on sale Feb 15 except LA (Feb 16) and Seattle (on sale today).