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VIDEO : Queens of the Stone Age - "The Way You Used To Do" - Watch Now At Apple Music

(photo by Andreas Neumann)


“Dancing and headbanging are truly individualistic expressions of losing oneself fully in appreciation of music—who better to combine these things into a singular vision than someone who’s directed Madonna and Lady Gaga videos--and also happens to have been a member of Bathory?”—Joshua Homme

“The Way You Used To Do,” the recently released first single from Queens Of The Stone Age’s ominously approaching seventh album 'Villains', has been realized as a fever dream Satanic dance ritual extravaganza—featuring QOTSA founder and frontman Joshua Homme lighter on his feet and darker in his soul than ever before.

Conceived by Homme, directed by Jonas Akerlund and produced by Serial Pictures, “The Way You Used To Do,” somehow fit its multiple sets, wardrobe changes and intricate dance routines into one day of shooting August 8th in Los Angeles. Considering potential reactions to the sinister shuffle of “The Way We Used To Do” being translated into a panoramic soul-selling dance trip, Homme says “It’s our way of paying tribute to Cab Calloway and the film Hellzapoppin’. I fully realize that may be a little more than some are open to, and that’s perfectly fine with me. There’s the door. If some of the more close-minded are gently pruned, that just leaves more room on the dance floor for the open-minded ones to get loose. That’s been the spirit of Queens Of The Stone Age and the space we’ve worked to create from day one.”

'Villains' is co-produced by Mark Ronson and will be released worldwide on August 25th. 





Algiers - "Cleveland" (Official Video) + New Worldwide Tour Dates

Tomorrow Algiers will begin an extensive North American tour in support of The Underside Of Power. The band have been opening for Depeche Mode in stadiums across Europe the past several weeks, not to mention being spotted in an undisclosed studio location with a disclosed collaborator.

This morning band have just released the official video for album centerpiece "Cleveland" which features the principles of the Black Panthers and was filmed in Staten Island and East new York where Eric Garner and Akai Gurley were murdered by police.

Interlaced with the principles of the Black Panthers’ Ten-Point Program, the video sees frontman and lyricist Franklin James Fisher, who self-directed the video with Marisa Gesualdi and Sam Campbell, between Staten Island and the Pink Houses project in East New York, where Eric Garner and Akai Gurley were killed at the hands of New York City Police Department. The lyrics and title summon Kindra Chapman, Andre Jones, Lennon Lacy, Sandra Bland, Roosevelt Pernell, Keith Warren, Alfred Wright and Tamir Rice, similarly victims of state sanctioned violence, making for a powerful and uncompromising message of resistance and defiance as well as a life-affirming tribute. Fisher also met the family of Eric Garner (photo below) to open a conversation on future support for the community:

"A recurring theme in our music is the idea of injustice and the bitter understanding that obtaining justice in this world is all but impossible--particularly for black and brown people.”
-frontman and lyricist Franklin James Fisher

Please follow the links below for more information and to see how you can help:















7/13 - Vancouver, BC - Cobalt
7/14 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
7/15 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
7/17 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
7/18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
7/21 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel &
7/22 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
7/23 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
7/24 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
9/13 - Albany, NY - The Hollow ^
9/14 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room ^
9/15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit Hall ^
9/16 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop ^
9/18 - Nashville, TN - Mercury Ballroom ^
9/21 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn ^
9/22 - New Orleans, LA - Hi-Ho Lounge ^
9/23 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall ^
9/24 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
9/25 - Austin, TX - Empire Garage ^
9/26 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger ^
9/28 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf ^
9/29 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom ^
9/30 - Santa Barbara, CA - SoHo Club ^
10/1 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
10/15 - Atlanta, GA - Afropunk Festival
11/1 - Eindhoven, NL - Lichting @ Alstadt
11/2 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
11/3 - Bielefeld, DE - NR. Z. P.
11/5 - Dresden, DE - Beatpol
11/6 - Berlin, DE - Lido
11/8 - Poznan, PL - Meskalina
11/9 - Warsaw, PL - NIEBO
11/10 - Wroclaw, PL - Firlej
11/11 - Prague, CZ - Klub 007
11/13 - Turin, IT - Astoria Club
11/14 - Nimes, FR - Paloma
11/15 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz 2
11/16 - Lyon, FR - La Marche Gare
11/17 - Bern, CH - Saint Ghetto Festival
11/18 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
11/19 - Brussels, BE - Botanique/Witloof Bar
11/20 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
11/22 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
11/23 - Liverpool, UK - Magnet
11/24 - Glasgow, UK - Fred Paton Daycare
11/27 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Community Room
11/29 - London, UK - Moth Club
11/30 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
12/2 - Dublin, IE - Grand Social

^ denotes w/ !!!
& denotes w/ The Kills

STREAM Algiers' "Cleveland" (From 'The Underside Of Power')

(photo by Dustin Condren)

"A recurring theme in our music is the idea of injustice and the bitter understanding that obtaining justice in this world is all but impossible--particularly for black and brown people. I wanted the song to sound like the Final Judgement in the Bible, wherein the wicked are judged and condemned by the righteous with all the 'weeping and gnashing of teeth,' of the damned when justice is finally realized. This translates in the 'solo' section of the song. It consists of various recordings of people inconsolably crying and weeping while the guitar and lead vocal mirror their contortions. If you’ve ever witnessed something like that in real life, sound of a person’s sorrow is equal parts frightening and musical." - Franklin James Fisher

We're 10 days away from the global release of Algiers' hotly anticipated 2nd album, the Adrian Utely-produced 'The Underside Of Power', and with that in mind, here's the premiere of another track from this crucial work, "Cleveland". Algiers' updated tour itinerary, with headlining North American dates starting July 13 following European stadium shows supporting Depeche Mode, can be found below.

Preorder or stream 'The Underside Of Power'

Monday, June 12 - HDI Arena, Hannover, DE *
Thursday, June 15 - Secret Show, Paris, FR
Saturday, June 17 - Kiff, Aarau, CH
Sunday, June 18 - Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich, CH *
Tuesday, June 20 - Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, DE *
Thursday, June 22 - Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, DE *
Friday, June 23 - Musik & Freiden, Berlin, DE
Sunday, June 25 - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, IT *
Monday, June 26 - Santeria Social Club, Milan, IT
Tuesday, June 27 - Stadio San Siro, Milan, IT *
Thursday, June 29 - Dall;Ara, Bologna, IT *
Saturday, July 1 - Stade de France, St. Denis, FR *
Tuesday, July 4 - Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, DE *
Thursday, July 13 - Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
Friday, July 14 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Saturday, July 15 - The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
Monday, July 17 - Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
Tuesday, July 18 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, July 22 - Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, July 23 - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, July 24 - Black Cat, Washington, DC

* denotes w/ Depeche Mode

Perfume Genius - "Die 4 U" Video, Interview on NPR's "Morning Edition"

"Die 4 You" - directed by Floria Sigismondi

Following last Friday's appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" and the release of the 4th Perfume Genius album, 'No Shape' to nearly universal acclaim, we're pleased to present the album's 2nd music video, "Die For You", directed by Floria Sigismondi and featuring sculpture from Rosa Verloop. A massive worldwide tour itinerary (as shown below) commences tomorrow night (Wednesday) at Detroit's Magic Stick.

Below, you can hear Mike Hadreas interviewed by NPR's Barton Girdwood, from Tuesday's broadcast of "Morning Edition"

stream "Slip Away"
order 'No Shape'
order 'No Shape' on CD or 2XLP (limited clear vinyl or black vinyl editions)

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 - Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
June 8 - Heaven - London, UK - Tickets
June 9 - AB Club - Brussels BE - Tickets
June 11 - We Love Green Festival - Paris FR - Tickets
June 13 - Paradiso Noord - Amsterdam NE - Tickets
June 14 - Berghain/Kantine - Berlin DE - Tickets
Friday June 16, 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
Sunday, July 23 - Capitol Hill Block Party - Seattle WA
August 10-11 - Way Out West - Gothenburg, Sweden
August 11-12 - Haven Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, August 18 - Pukkelpop, Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 - End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* - w/ Serpentwithfeet

Perfume Genius online :
You Tube Channel

Coming June 23 : Algiers' 'The Underside Of Power'

(photo by Joe Dilworth)

"The Underside Of Power"

(directed, produced and edited by Henry Busby and Marcus Tortorici)

Hot on the heels of NPR premiering the album's title track earlier this morning, we're very proud to announce the release of Algiers' long-awaited 2nd album, 'The Underside Of Power' (June 23). LP preorders (starting today) will include the limited edition "Walk Like A Panther" 7" and 16 page 'zine created by Algiers.

Produced by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Ali Chant, mixed by Randall Dunn (Sunn O)))), with post-production by Ben Greenberg (Uniform, Hubble), 'The Underside Of Power' zooms across a musical landscape including but not limited to Southern rap to British grime to horror movie soundtracks to late-70s English industrial to Northern Soul. In the wake of our current political climate, Algiers cast a withering gaze on subject matter ranging from oppression, whiteness, police brutality, dystopia, and hegemonic power structures.

Now a four-piece, with the addition of Bloc Party’s Matt Tong on drums, the Atlanta-London-NYC band will bring their intense live show to major East and West Coast markets this summer, following an previously announced arena & stadium tour with Depeche Mode in Europe.

1. Walk Like A Panther
2. Cry Of The Martyrs
3. The Underside Of Power
4. Death March
5. A Murmur. A Sign.
6. Mme Rieux
7. Cleveland
8. Animals
9. Plague Years
10. A Hymn For An Average Man
11. Bury Me Standing
12. The Cycle/The Spiral: Time to Go Down Slowly

PRE-ORDER / stream : 'The Underside Of Power' / stream

preorder specials : "Walk Like A Panther" b/w "Walk Like A Panther" (Uniform remix) 7" + 16 page zine, exclusively available with LP preorders from The Matador Store

UK : Brighton's Resident Records have an exclusive cream vinyl edition with cover art designed by Algiers - preorder here.

on tour (new shows in bold) :

Tuesday, June 6 - Patterns, Brighton UK
Wednesday, June 7 - Shacklewell Arms, London UK -

Sunday, June 11 - HDI Arena, Hannover, DE *
Monday, June 12 - HDI Arena, Hannover, DE *
Thursday, June 15 - Secret Venue, Paris, FR
Saturday, June 17 - Kiff, Aarau, CH
Sunday, June 18 - Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich, CH *
Tuesday, June 20 - Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt, DE *
Thursday, June 22 - Olympiastadion Berlin, Berlin, DE *
Friday, June 23 - Musik & Freiden, Berlin, DE
Sunday, June 25 - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, IT *
Monday, June 26 - Santeria Social Club, Milan, IT
Tuesday, June 27 - Stadio San Siro, Milan, IT *
Thursday, June 29 - Dall;Ara, Bologna, IT *
Saturday, July 1 - Stade de France, St. Denis, FR *
Tuesday, July 4 - Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, DE *
Thursday, July 13 - Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
Friday, July 14 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Saturday, July 15 - The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
Monday, July 17 - Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
Tuesday, July 18 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, July 22 - Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, July 23 - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, July 24 - Black Cat, Washington, DC

* - supporting Depeche Mode

Algiers online:

This is the musical response that dark times demand, one that not only shakes its fist but deploys it. Locally-informed global citizens, Algiers refuse to sit idly by while most contemporary artists appear perfectly content to sit out the revolution. Not only do Algiers harbor a purposeful sense of obligation in what they do on their latest resistance record The Underside Of Power, but they recognize the roots and thorns of precedent in said resistance.

“This album was recorded in a political environment that collapses the late 70s economic crisis and the looming onslaught of arch-conservative neoliberalism, via Thatcher and Reagan, into the late 1930s, a world riven by fascist nationalism and white power fantasies in the US and abroad,” says bassist Ryan Mahan. Their shared experiences and collective understanding of this rising tide of sinister politics compels them to make music together, to combat the potentially crippling waves of frustration and despair to let out a soulful roar, a call-to-action set to an eclectic, positively electric beat.

The inclination to do otherwise is one worth fighting. Take Algiers frontman Franklin James Fisher, for example. Writing incendiary and even beauteous lyrics from inside a Manhattan nightclub’s coat check room, enduring the same damn songs thumping away nightly in the next room for the pleasures of a predominantly white audience, he tends to see the bigger picture as well as its pointillistic details.

“This nightclub is every nightclub in the world, basically. Whatever is being played there, whatever is happening there is happening everywhere else in the world,” he says. “It’s as if the entire history of music is boiled down to these fifteen artists--and I use the term loosely,” he says with an exasperated, dismissive sneer. With the world burning outside, a generation’s obliviously privileged dances to a carbon copied soundtrack.

It speaks volumes that a black man in America with an expensive Master’s degree--and all its overwhelming personal debt--finds himself picking up shifts at such a place that literally manifests the culture industry’s exploitation and commodification of black experience. An aptly unjust fate, Fisher is confined to an enclosed space while others move their feet freely mere steps away from him. “You have to find ways of getting through it without completely losing your mind. Luckily I’m able to escape inside my own head.”

Fortunately, the multiracial quartet Algiers provides more than mere distraction, but rather a revelatory creative release and wholesale rejection of the globally normative corporate playlist culture. Poke at the seasoned members’ bruised flesh, and out come wafting touchpoints as disparate and intriguing as Big Black, Wendy Carlos, John Carpenter, Cybotron, The Four Tops, Portishead, Public Image Limited, Steve Reich, and Nina Simone, to name but a few. Deep echoes of Black Lives Matter and its 20th century forbears gather, surge, and subside in their often soulful work, a form of principled, acute dissent more interested in learning from the past than in evoking nostalgia.

And while many artists seem uninterested or even afraid to fully engage with these potent topics in song, Algiers has zero qualms about taking a direct approach. “We’re fortunate enough now where we’re able to openly talk about racist, violent police and murderous state structures,” says Mahan. “When we were growing up in the South, these critiques of class and race oppression were largely and sometimes violently suppressed. It’s why we take inspiration from the Panthers or the Chicano movement, to name two.”

Adding to this Casbah rocking mix of ideas is the relatively recent inclusion of drummer Matt Tong, formerly of Bloc Party. Joining the group for the touring cycle following their prior album, he’d spent time gelling with the original trio as a core component of their simply ferocious live sets to understand and help shape the dynamic. For a band that seems to revel and thrive in flux, Tong’s substantial role in the making of The Underside Of Power worked out well.

Beyond the technical necessities living their respective lives both in and outside of music, Algiers’ continued deviation from a more traditional band approach created a more versatile sound, one that better incorporates a collective and respective panoply of influences and styles.

Some of this is informed by their choice of collaborators in this process, a crew that includes Adrian Utley [Portishead], Ben Greenberg [Uniform, The Men], Randall Dunn [Sunn 0)))], among others. Pick any track off The Underside of Power and the reference points expand exponentially, a dizzying and thrilling Recommended-If-You-Like list that would consume a series of afternoons.

Featuring a fully-sanctioned sample of slain Black Panther Fred Hampton, the revolutionary “Walk Like A Panther” presents an alternate reality where Adrian Sherwood produced Yeezus instead of Rick Rubin, with Fisher bellowing justifiable threats over a storm of formidable sonics. “Death March” fuses post-punk primacy to the Italo-horror tradition, in an effort to mirror a looming and perpetual sense of modern dread. Elsewhere, the raucous “Cleveland” turns into a full-on demonstration, with names of victims of institutionally sanctioned racial violence like Sandra Bland and Tamir Rice invoked over a neck-snapping electro beat.

The dangerously poppy title track finds a glorious midpoint between Suicide and The Temptations, making for the catchiest expression of outrage this side of the ‘70s. A molotov cocktail of a single, that particular song represents a potential paradox for Algiers, the maintaining of a renegade righteousness in the midst of a peppy soul tune. “It’s more important than ever in this particular time, but it’s something we’ve never shied away from,” says Tesche.

The band doesn’t concern themselves with that risk. “No matter what your messaging is, you can’t control what people will or won’t take away from it,” says Mahan. “The only thing you can do is put stuff of substance out there.” - Gary Suarez

Spoon - "Hot Thoughts" Video, Mexico City Residency, Fall Dates With The Shins

"Hot Thoughts" (directed by Matt Muir)

Via director Matt Muir, Spoon have released a video for 'Hot Thoughts' titular track (see above) a week prior to 3 dates in Mexico City (in bold below). In addition, there's 4 shows of the enormodome (well, amphitheatre) variety happening in September & October alongside The Shins in Berkeley, San Diego, Phoenix and Denver (tickets on sale this Friday, 10am local time)

Upcoming tour dates :

April 18 - The Imperial, Ciudad De México, Mexico
April 19 - Foro Indierocks!, Atizapán De Zaragoza, Mexico
April 20 - Foro Indierocks!, Atizapán De Zaragoza, Mexico

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 6 - Orange Peel, Asheville, NC***
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 22 - Piknik i Parken, Oslo, Norway
June 24 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen South, Denmark
June 27 - Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 - The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 - O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 2 - Main Square Festival, Arras, France
July 3 - Gloria Theatre, Cologne, Germany
July 5 - La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
July 7 - Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 8 - NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal
July 14 - Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 - Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 18 - Charlotte Metro Credit Union, Charlotte, NC*
July 19 - Sprint Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA*
July 21 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
July 22 - State Theatre, Portland, ME*
July 23 - Metropolis, Montreal, QC*
July 25 - Massey Hall, Toronto, ON**
July 26 - Stage AE - Indoors, Pittsburgh, PA*
July 28 - Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 29 - BB&T Pavilion (XPoNential Music Festival), Camden NJ
July 30 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD +
August 1 - The Fillmore, Detroit, MI**
August 6 - Hollywood Bowl,& Los Angeles CA
August 20 - Mavericks, Jacksonville, FL
August 23 - Music Farm, Columbia, SC
August 28 - Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
August 30 - Windspear Centre, Edmonton, AB
August 31 - Macewan Hall, Calgary, AB
September 2 - Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, BC
September 5 - Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
September 6 - The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO
September 11 - Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
September 13 - Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
September 14 - Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI
September 15 - Palace Theater, Saint Paul, MN
September 30 - Greek Theater, Berkeley CA****
October 1 - Cal Coast Credit Union (OAT), San Diego CA****
October 3 - Comerica Theater, Phoenix AZ****
October 5 - Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver CO****
October 17 - House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
October 20 - Music Farm, Columbia, SC
October 21 - Mavericks, Jacksonville, FL

+ - with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
& - with Belle and Sebastian
* - with the New Pornographers
**- with Cherry Glazerr
*** - with Tennis
**** - with The Shins

Stream or order 'Hot Thoughts'

Spoon online:

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

(Photo by Zachery Michael)

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)
Stream "Can I Sit Next To You"

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

Spoon online:

VIDEO : Steve Gunn - "Full Moon Tide"

steve gunn copy 2

(photo : John William Moloney)

Prior to next week's solo tour alongside Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird, The Bluegrass Solution have posed a clip of Steve Gunn performing "Full Moon Tide" at an undisclosed downtown L.A. location.

upcoming dates :

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*
Friday, January 20 — Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC*
Saturday, January 21 — PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA*

* = w/ Lee Ranaldo and Meg Baird

purchase and/or stream ‘Eyes On The Lines’ from the following:
The Matador Store
Steve Gunn Store


Steve Gunn online :

official site

VIDEO : Savages, Live At 9:30 Club, Washington DC, March 27 , 2016

Prior to commencement of the next run of live dates (see below), NPR premiered a multi-camera shoot of Savages captured live at Washington's 9:30 Club this past March

upcoming tour dates :

July 7-9 - Pohoda Festival 2016, Trencin, Slovakia
Friday, July 8 - Festival Musilac, Aix Les Bains, France
July 14-17 - Pemberton Music Festival 2016, Pemberton, BC, Canada
Sunday, July 17 – The Rave II (Downstairs) – Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday, July 19 – The Ballroom At the Taft - Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, July 20 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
Thursday, July 21 – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN
July 22-24 - WayHome Music & Arts Festival 2016, Oro, ON, Canada
Tuesday, July 26 – Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
Wednesday, July 27 – The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
Friday, July 29 – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
Saturday, July 30 – The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Tuesday, August 2 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO (sold out)*
Wednesday, August 3 - Red Rocks Amphitheater,  Morrison CO (sold out)*
August 4-7: Ypsigrock Festival, Palermo, Italy
August 9-13: Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
August 11-14: La Route Du Rock, Saint-Malo, France
Friday, August 12 Flow Festival – Helsinki
Saturday, August 20: Midnight Sonic, Chiba, Japan
Friday, August 26: Bramham Park, Wetherby, UK
August  26-28: Reading Festival, UK
September 2-4: Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland
September 2-4: End of the Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
October 1-2 : The Meadows Music Festival, Flushing NY

* - with LCD Soundsystem

order ‘ Adore Life’ from the following “

The Matador Store
Google Play

Savages online :

Car Seat Headrest : NPR Webcast / BBC6 Album Of The Day / Snapchat Demoliton Derby

(photo by @er_lynn)

Riding a crest of worldwide critical acclaim, Car Seat Headrest's 'Teens Of Denial' was deemed BBC6's 'Album Of The Day' earlier Tuesday, but as you've probably noticed, THE DAY IS ALMOST OVER. As the old saying goes, those who ignore the future are condemned to drink the Pabst, but the Matablog (recent) nostalgia fest continues with a fond look back at those glorious moments on the evening of May 23, 2016 when Car Seat Headrest's show at Washington DC's 9:30 Club was made available online via the auspices of NPR. The show will be archived for the next two weeks.

Finally, please follow us on snapchat tomorrow if your turn-ons include seeing things destroyed :

on tour :

Thursday, May 28 - London Calling, Amsterdam (NL)
Friday, May 29 – Big Next, Gent (B)
Monday, May 30 – L’Espace B, Paris
Tuesday, May 31 – Le Sonic, Lyon
Thursday, June 2 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona (ES)
Friday, June 3 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes (F)
Saturday, June 4 – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, Düdingen (CH)
Monday, June 6 – Beaches Brew, Ravenna (IT)
Friday, June 10 – Paraque de Cidade, Porto, PT
Wednesday, June 8 – Le Saint des Seins, Toulouse
Thursday, June 9 – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux
Saturday, June 11 – Primavera Sound, Porto (PT)
Tuesday, June 14 – Privatclub, Berlin (D)
Friday, June 17 - Beanpole, Dresden (D)
Saturday, June 18 – Molotow, Hamburg (D)
Monday, June 20 – The Hope, Brighton (UK)
Tuesday, June 21 – 100 Club, London (UK)
Wednesday, June 22 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
Thursday, June 23 – Broadcast, Glasgow (UK)
Sunday, June 26 – Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen (NL)
Tuesday, June 28 – Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
Wednesday, June 29 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm (SE)
Thursday, June 30 – Pustervik , Göteborg (SE)
Saturday, July 9 - 4 Knots Festival, NYC NY
Saturday, July 16 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Saturday, July 16 – Empty Bottle, Chicago IL (evening show)
Sunday, July 17 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI (on sale 4-29)
Monday, July 18 – Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, July 22 – Capital Hill Block Party, Seattle WA
Thursday, July 28 – Eventide Victoria, Victoria BC
Saturday, August 20 - Maha Music Festival, Omaha NE
Tuesday, August 30 - Neurolux, Boise ID
Wednesday, August 31 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Thursday, September 1 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO
Monday, September 5 - The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
Tuesday, September 6 - Proud Larry's, Oxford MS
Wednesday, September 7, Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN
Thursday, September 8 - Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Friday, September 9 - Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 10 - Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Monday, September 12 - The National, Richmond VA
Saturday, September 17 - The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
Sunday, September 18 - Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC
Monday, September 19 - Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, September 21- El Club, Detroit, MI
Sunday, September 25 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, September 27 - Majestic Theater, Madison, WI

Order ‘Teens Of Denial’ from the following :
The Matador Store (2XLP, CD or digital versions)
Car Seat Headrest on Spotify
Car Seat Headrest on Apple Music

Car Seat Headrest online :

Algiers & Azuma Makoto- "Blood" & "Black Eunuch" In The Desert

"Watch incredible installation artist Azuma Makoto 東信 arrange us in a totemistc aural embrace with a suspended palm tree:
(Fear not for the young tree; it was returned to the nursery after the shoot for earth nurturing to recommence.)"


"Black Eunuch"

Upcoming shows:

Friday, May 27 - Headrow House, Leeds, United Kingdom
Saturday, May 28 - Picture House, Sheffield UK
Sunday, May 29 - The Haunt, Brighton, United Kingdom
Monday, May 30 - 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
Thursday, June 2 - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
Saturday, June 4 - This Is Not  A Love Song Festival, Nimes, France
Sunday, June 5 - Maifeld Derby Festival, Mannheim, Germany
Tuesday, June 7 - Bogen F, Zurich, Swizerland
Wednesday, June 8 - Le Romandie, Lausanna, Switzerland
Saturday June 11 - Primavera Porto, Porto, Portugal
July 22 - Panorama Festival, New York NY

order ‘Algiers’ direct from the Matador Store* on LP, CD or from one of the digital outlets below :

Google Play

(UK customers can order ‘Algiers’ from ResidentPiccadillyRough Trade or Jumbo).

Algiers online :




VIDEO : Steve Gunn - "Ancient Jules"

"Ancient Jules" (directed by Claes Nordwall)

“Initially an instrumental guitarist, Gunn has really come into his own as a full-band-backed singer, more assured in his soft and leathery tenor. . . Gunn's found a kindred guitarist in James Elkington; the two toss off a thicket of Richard Lloyd/Tom Verlaine-style interplay that turns into a rigorous workout as ‘Ancient Jules’ folds in feedback, countermelodies and a solo that burns like a cigarette hanging just off the lip.” - Lars Gotrich, NPR Music

"Steve Gunn is one of the best guitarists of his generation. Period." - Richard Metzger, Dangerous MInds

The second video from Steve Gunn's first album for Matador, 'Eyes On The Lines' (June 3) premiered earlier today at Dangerous Minds in the form of the Claes Nordwall-directed "Ancient Jules". When a motorcycle excursion on the English countryside goes awry, Steve is rescued by another certifiable non-slouch in guitar history, the one and only Michael Chapman. Nordwall's cameras are welcomed into Chapman's home and aside from the obvious (ie. you don't get this kind of service from AAA), it's pretty awesome to watch these two fantastic players/songwriters in a casual (ALBEIT HEAVILY STAGED) setting. The 'Ancient Jules' digital EP is also out today and includes two non-album bonus tracks, “The Handshake” and “The Soloist.” Check it out at Spotify or Apple Music.

Steve Gunn & The Outliners – Nathan Bowles (drums), James Elkington (guitar, lap steel), and Jason Meagher (bass) -- head to Europe next week to begin a two-month tour in support of Eyes On The Lines. Their debut show in North America is June 9th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. All dates are below.


Thursday, June 9 – Northside Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, June 11 – Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
Monday, June 13 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, June 14 – Rudyard’s, Houston, TX
Wednesday, June 15 – The Sidewinder, Austin, TX
Thursday, June 16 – Three Links Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
Friday, June 17 – Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock, AR
Saturday, June 18 – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Sunday, June 19 – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
Monday, June 20 – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, June 21 – Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, June 23 – Schubas, Chicago, IL
Friday, June 24 – Marble Bar, Detroit, MI
Saturday, June 25 – The Great Hall, Toronto, ON
Sunday, June 26 – La Vitrola, Montreal, Canada
Tuesday, June 28 – 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
Wednesday, June 29 – Great Scott, Boston, MA
Thursday, June 30 – Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Saturday, July 9 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, July 10 – Black Cat, Washington, DC
Monday, July 11 – The Southern, Charlottesville, VA
Tuesday, July 12 – Kings, Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, July 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville, NC
Thursday, July 14 – Exit/In, Nashville, TN
Friday, July 15 – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
Saturday, July 16 – Sloss Music & Arts Festival, Birmingham, AL
Sunday, July 17 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY


Thursday, April 21 – The Lexington, London, UK
Wednesday, May 18 – Le Batofar, Paris, FR
Thursday, May 19 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, BE
Friday, May 20 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, NL
Saturday, May 21 – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, DE
Sunday, May 22 – Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
Monday, May 23 – Molotow, Hamburg, DE
Tuesday, May 24 – UT Connewitz, Leipzig, DE
Wednesday, May 25 – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, DE
Thursday, May 26 – Sudpol, Kriens, CH
Friday, May 27 – Le Sonic, Lyon, FR
Saturdat, May 28 – Le Phare, Limoges, FR
Sunday, May 29 – Psilocybenea, Hondarribia, ES
Monday, May 30 – gnration, Braga, PT
Tuesday, May 31 – ZDB, Lisboa, PT
Wednesday, June 1 – Berlin Cafe, Madrid, ES
Thursday, June 2 – Loco Club, Valencia, ES
Friday, June 3 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
Sunday, June 5 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes, FR
pre-order 'Eyes On The Lines' from the following :

HÆLOS - "Separate Lives" Video, Austin Dates In Mid-March

"Separate Lives"

(photo by Fredrick Paxton)

Earlier this morning, Stereogum premiered the latest video from HÆLOS' forthcoming 'Full Circle' LP, "Separate Lives", filmed during the band's recent visit to the U.S. West Coast, and directed by HÆLOS' Arthur Delaney (edited by Arthur and Lotti Benardout). WIth the March 18 release date for 'Separate Lives' looming, HÆLOS will be making no fewer than 11 appearances during the week of South By Southwest in Austin, TX ; while two of the shows in question are official SXSW events, the majority are free and very much open-to-the-public (full list below).

Wednesday, Marcy 16 - Flamingo Cantina (Under The Radar party) - 12pm
Wednesday, Marcy 16 - Red Light (Red Light present FLOODFEST) - 3pm
Wednesday, Marcy 16 - Sidewinder (Secret Sounds Australia) - 5pm
Wednesday, Marcy 16 - The Gatsby (Pandora) - 9pm
Thursday, March 17 - Spotify House - 1:45pm
Thursday, March 17 - 3Ten ACL Theater (High Road Touring) - 12am*
Friday, March 18 - Empire Control Room (Baeble) - 2pm
Friday, March 18 - Hotel San Jose (SXSanJose) - 5pm
Friday, March 18 - Latitude 30 (Clash Magazine & British Embassy) - 10pm*
Saturday, March 19 - Urban Outfitters - 1pm
Saturday, March 19 - Barracuda ( - 3:30pm

* - denotes an official SXSW event ; badges and wristbands most likely required for entry.

previously announced tour dates :

Sunday, February 28 – Vaults Festival, London, UK
Tuesday, March 15 – Sunday, March 20 – SXSW, Austin, TX
Monday, March 28 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 29 - Mercury Lounge, New York
Wednesday, March 30 - Baby's All Right, New York
Friday, April 1 — Middle East - Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, April 2 — O Patro Vys, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, April 5 — The Drake, Toronto, ON
Thursday, April 7 — Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
Friday, April 8 — Collective Coffee-Prospect Cafe, Milwaukee, WI
Saturday, April 9 — 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, April 12 — Barboza, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, April 13 — Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Friday, April 15 — Coachella, Indio, CA
Tuesday, April 19 — Brick & Mortar, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, April 20 — The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, April 22 - Coachella, Indio, CA

PRE-ORDER 'Full Circle' from the following :
Itunes: (w/ "Oracle" "Pray" Earth Not Above" and "Dust" all available instantly)
HÆLOS online :

Car Seat Headrest - "Vincent", New Dates

- directed by Quinn George

"Fighting to hold one's place in the crowd, to hold one's drink. It’s about shouting to be heard, but what's the point, no one's saying anything worth listening to. It’s about wanting to leave but not wanting to go home. The music is too loud.”

Along with some new confirmed live dates (below), Tuesday sees the premiere of a new Car Seat Headrest song, "Vincent", taken from the forthcoming new album, 'Teens Of Denial' (details forthcoming). The above video is an edited version of the song ; the full 7 minute, 46 second version can be heard any of the streaming and/or download services listed below.



Tuesday February 23: Dalston Victoria, London (UK) TICKETS
Wednesday February 24: La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris (F) TICKETS
Thursday February 25: La Route du Rock Winter, Rennes (F) TICKETS
Friday February 26: Festival Generig @ Zone Art, Besançon (F) TICKETS
Saturday February 27: La Malterie, Lille (F) TICKETS
Sunday February 28: Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) 7pm show* TICKETS
Monday, March 14 - Barracuda (AV Club party), Austin TX (day)
Monday, March 14 - Hotel Vegas, Austin TX (day)
Wednesday, March 16 - Central Presbyterian Church, Austin TX (official SXSW event - badge/wristband most likely required for entry)
Wednesday, March 16 - Hype Hotel, Austin TX
Thursday, March 17 - Space 24, Austin TX (day)
Thursday, March 17 - Barracuda, Austin TX (day)
Friday, March 18 - Spotify House, Austin TX (day)
Friday, March 18 - Hole In The Wall, Austin TX (day)
Saturday, March 19 - Cheer Up Charlie’s, Austin TX (day)
Saturday, March 19 - End of an Ear, Austin TX (day)
Friday, March 25 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
Saturday, March 26 - Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, March 27 - The Cobalt, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, June 9 - Saturday June 11 - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, ES
Friday, June 10 - Paraque de Cidade, Porto, PT
Saturday, July 16 - Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL

order 'Teens Of Style' from the following :

The Matador Store

Car Seat Headrest online :

VIDEO : Savages - "Adore"

Two weeks away from the release of Savages' hotly anticipated 2nd album, 'Adore Life', the band present a stunning video for "Adore", directed by Anders Malmberg (with lighting and concept design by Tobias Rylander). Savages' initial run of 2016 worldwide dates are updated below with the addition of a rather prominent spot on Friday bill for both weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

2016 tour :

January 26 - 100 Club, London UK (sold out)

February 18 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK
February 19 - Junction, Cambridge, UK
February 21 - Art School, Glasgow, UK
February 22 - Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
February 23 - Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
February 27 - Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
February 28 - Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
March 2 - Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
March 5 - Babel, Malmö, Sweden
March 6 - Kagelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
March 7 - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 13 - Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
March 15 - Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
March 16 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
March 17 - Roundhouse, London, UK
March 27 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC
March 28 - Irving Plaza, New York NY
March 29 - Warsaw, Brooklyn NY
March 31 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
April 1 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
April 2 - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada
April 4 - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 5 - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
April 7 - Metro, Chicago IL
April 8 - The Ready Room, St. Louis MO
April 9 - Granada Theatre, Lawrence KS
April 11 - Trees, Dallas TX
April 12 - Emo's, Austin TX
April, 15 - Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 22 - Coachella, Indio, CA
April, 24 - Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, MX

preorder ' Adore Life' from the following with "Adore", "T.I.W.Y.G." and "The Answer" available instantly

The Matador Store
Google Play

Savages online :

OUT TODAY - EMA's Original Score for #HORROR, Music Video for "Amnesia Haze"

EMA's original score for the #HORROR is officially out today. Fact Magazine premiered the music video for “Amnesia Haze” which was directed by Severiano Martinez & EMA.

"We were looking for a track to fit in a scene for #HORROR where Chloe's character opens up her closet for all the girls to play dress up. Severiano had this instrument and I fell in love with it and wrote the top line.

Although it has a very "pretty" ethereal pop sound to it, I think of the lyrics as almost a eulogy. Kind of my 21st century version of 'Sweet Child of Mine'. Although of course my guitar solo is not quite Slash-worthy.

For the video we wanted something expansive, pristine and vast. I feel like these landscapes represent the distance of memory and some sort of unbreakable bond."

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2 New Videos From HÆLOS, "Pray" & "Dust"

(photo by Dave Ma)



HÆLOS -- the London-based trio of Arthur Delaney (vocals), Dom Goldsmith (vocals, production) and Lotti Benardout (vocals) – are sharing new single “Pray” via Part II of their video trilogy. Together, with the new video for “Dust,” HÆLOS’ intriguing inaugural song, and the previously released video for “Earth Not Above,” this completes the band’s visual triptych. It’s a rare glimpse into the HÆLOS psyche as the band explores the modern big city life with the rituals and coping strategies that occupy the early hours.

Presenting a further taste of what’s to come from HÆLOS in 2016, “Pray” sees the enigmatic trio once again treading the fine line between darkness and euphoria as intensifying drum loops and cinematic strings form a backdrop for Lotti’s haunting and impassioned vocals. “Pray” and “Dust” are available to stream now and will be available as a limited edition 12” white label on December 4th on Matador.

Both videos were directed by Jesse John Jenkins.

Order the 'Earth Not Above' EP from the following :

Rough Trade / Piccadilly / Jumbo

Upcoming dates :

Tuesday, October, 27 - The Laundry, London UK
Thursday, October, 29 - Pitchfork Festival, Paris
Saturday, March 5 - Night & Day, Manchester UK
Tuesday, March 15 - March 20 - SXSW, Austin TX

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Savages - 'Adore Life' Coming January 2016 ; "The Answer" Video Premiere

"The Answer" - directed by Giorgio Testi at Pulse
“We've observed our audience all around the world and noticed that something is happening. People want to be pushed to do good, or to be good, or just to feel good. We wanted a very intense video, that felt like banging your head against the wall, focusing on our audience: a portrait of our crowd, an homage to music lovers and the good people who are coming to gigs and shouting their lungs out, or just smiling at the back. We were touched by them every night, and wanted to get their message out there: loud guitar music is still alive and still connects people.” -Savages

(photo by Colin Lane)

Savages’ second album, 'Adore Life', was recorded at RAK Studios, London in April 2015. Johnny Hostile was the producer and Richard Woodcraft the engineer. Anders Trentemøller took care of the mixing in Copenhagen. 'Adore Life' is out January 22, 2016.

All songs were written and played by Savages – Ayşe Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums), Gemma Thompson (guitar), Jehnny Beth (vocals). Lyrics by Jehnny Beth.

1. The Answer
2. Evil
3. Sad Person
4. Adore
5. I Need Something New
6. Slowing Down The World
7. When In Love
8. Surrender
9. T.I.W.Y.G.
10. Mechanics

preorder ' Adore Life' from the following with "The Answer" available instantly

The Matador Store
Google Play

Savages online :

VIDEO : EMA - "Active Shooter"

any kid in america
with a gun and a phone and a wallet
any kid in america

any kid in america
walk in and you sell them a bullet
any kid in america

armed good guys are a myth
never saved no one from shit
armed good guys are a myth
never saved no one

anyone in america
wrong time wrong place in a hallway
anyone in america

angry white boys get uptight
got no right to end a life

got no right to end a life

Lyrics by EMA. Music by Alexandra Atnif and EMA

I did not produce this video. The footage is from an “active shooter” video made by the Mount Pleasant Police Department in Mount Pleasant, Texas. It was
made for training purposes. It was shot in a middle school. There are dozens of these videos online, including ones made by Homeland Security and the LA Sheriff’s department. They urge every day Americans to be prepared in all situations in case a mass shooting breaks out.

New Hive

VIDEO : Majical Cloudz - "Downtown"

Another Majical Cloudz video directed by Devon Welsh and Neil Corcoran was released this morning.  "Downtown" is the last single from Are You Alone? before the album's official release on October 16th. There are quite a bit of new tour dates listed below for later this year and early next. Take note and make plans accordingly.

Majical Cloudz on tour :

10/17 - Smiling Buddha, Toronto, ON
10/21 - National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY
10/22 - Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS
10/23 - Phi Centre, Montreal. QC
11/7 - Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
11/18 - St Johns on Bethnal Green, London, UK
11/20 - L’Archipel, Paris, FR
11/23 - Botanique Rotonde, Brussels, BE
11/25 - Acud Club, Berlin, DE
1/15/16 - The Garrison, Toronto, ON
1/16/16 - TBA, Detroit, MI
1/18/16 - Schubas, Chicago, IL
1/22/16 - Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
1/23/16 - TBA, Seattle, WA
1/24/16 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
1/26/16 - The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
1/29/16 - TBA, Los Angeles, CA

Preorder ‘Are You Alone?’ from The Matador Store, iTunes or Amazon.

Majical Cloudz online :
official site

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