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VIDEO: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile + "Continental Breakfast" + Amoeba Hollywood In-Store Announced

This morning, we're happy to share the next take from the upcoming album from Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice. The video for "Continental Breakfast" was directed by Danny Cohen (@DannyZCohen), who was also behind the lens for the "Over Everything" video released last month. This new video also spans a great distance (does not get much further than Melbourne and Philly. It's a really special video and we don't throw that world around too much. Watch and you'll see why.

Director Danny Cohen says:
'Continental Breakfast' was made while spending time with Courtney and Kurt in Melbourne and Philadelphia, it's an intimate home movie into their lives and the time spent with family and friends between recording /touring. Shot on 16mm, the mini-documentary captures honest moments that show the loving and playful nature of both Courtney and Kurt. It was such a treat to experience life with Courtney and Kurt in their natural habitats. It really left me feeling like part of the family and hopefully fans can feel that too.

More Courtney and Kurt news comes from Amoeba Hollywood, where they just announced an in-store on Thursday, October 12th. Fans can attend the in-store by picking up Lotta Sea Lice a day early at Amoeba Hollywood starting on Thursday October 12. More details can be found on the flyer below or head to

More Kurt-specific news comes from the Matador store. Grab Lotta Sea Lice, along with Kurt's past 3 full-length albums for the low price of $60. We'll even throw in free media mail shipping for customers in the US! (shipping discount applied at checkout)

Wednesday, October 8 – Hardly Strickly Bluegrass, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, October 11 – House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
Saturday, October 14 – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 15 – Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, October 18 – Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
Friday, October 20 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
Saturday, October 21 – Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 22 – The Showbox, Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 25 – Palace Theatre, St. Paul, MN (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, October 26 – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Friday, October 27 – Rockerfeller Chapel, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 28 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 30 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
Tuesday, October 31 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, November 1 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Friday, November 3 – Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
Saturday, November 4 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
Thursday, November 9 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Friday, November 10 – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
Saturday, November 11 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin, TX (SOLD OUT)

Belle & Sebastian release new video for 'We Were Beautiful' + EU tour dates

Filmed in Glasgow and directed by Blair Young of The Forest of Black, the new video for the latest Belle & Sebastian single - 'We Were Beautiful' - puts glorious Glasgow on a palette and mixes together the peaks and lulls of emotion & colour felt through ordinary city living.

Alongside the video accompaniment to the already released single is a slate of new European dates across February and March of next year.

The wake of a new single and now a new video would suggest a gearing-up of sorts from Glasgow's treasured sons & daughters. What next?

Tour Dates:

Mon - 05-Feb - Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma
Tue - 06-Feb - France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Wed - 07-Feb - France, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Fri - 09-Feb - France, Nantes, Stereolox
Sun - 11-Feb - Luxembourg, Rockhal
Mon - 12-Feb - Switzerland, Zurich, X tra limmathaus
Tue - 13-Feb - Italy, Milan, Fabrique
Wed - 14-Feb - Italy, Bologna, Estragon
Fri - 16-Feb - Germany, Munich, Muffathalle
Sat - 17-Feb - Germany, Berlin, Admiralspalast
Sun - 18-Feb - Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
Mon - 19-Feb - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Carre
Wed - 21-Feb - Denmark, Copenhagen, DK Studio 1
Thu - 22-Feb - Sweden, Stockholm, Munchen Brewery
Fri - 23-Feb - Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
Sat - 24-Feb - Sweden, Gothenburg, Studios
Tue - 06-Mar - UK, Cornwall Truro Hall
Thu - 08-Mar - Wales, Cardiff, Millenium Centre
Fri - 09-Mar - Wales, Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Sat - 10-Mar - UK, Nottingham Rock City
Mon - 12-Mar - UK, Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tue - 13-Mar - UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu - 15-Mar - UK, Brighton Dome
Fri - 16-Mar - UK, London Troxy
Sat - 17-Mar - UK, London Troxy
Mon - 19-Mar - UK, Liverpool Philharmonic
Tue - 20-Mar - UK, York Opera House
Thu - 22-Mar - UK, Gateshead Sage
Fri - 23-Mar - Scotland, Perth, Concert Hall
Sat - 24-Mar - Scotland, Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Mon - 26-Mar - Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St
Tue - 27-Mar - Ireland, Dublin, Vicar St

Belle & Sebastian online:

Official site

Perfume Genius - Live on KEXP

On the heels of his terrific fan-created video for "Wreath", Perfume Genius released his new KEXP session today. Watch all four performances below and be sure to catch Perfume Genius on the road this Autumn.


"Slip Away"



September 26 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
September 27 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl*
September 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
September 29 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum*
September 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
October 3 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre*
October 4 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Ampitheater*
October 5 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
October 6 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
October 8 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
October 9 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
October 10 – Magna, UT – The Saltair*
October 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion Theater*
October 13 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
October 15 – Miami, FL – Ill Points Festival*
October 16 – Orlando, FL – The Social
October 17 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy*
October 18 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn Birmingham
October 19 – New Orleans, LA – Champions Square*
October 21 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
December 10 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom
December 11 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom
December 12 – New York NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
December 13 – New York NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

* = with The XX

Perfume Genius online:

Julien Baker Announces Performance on Prairie Home Companion + US/EU Tour Dates

Julien Baker announced today that she will take the stage at Prairie Home Companion on Saturday Oct 7th alongside Chris Stapleton and host Chris Thile. Tickets for the performance, which will take place at St. Paul's Palace in St. Paul MN, are on sale now and available here. Prairie Home Companion will be streaming the show live from their website at

Julien Baker's forthcoming LP Turn Out The Lights arrives on October 27th. Watch the video for "Appointments" and view dates for her Fall Tour below.


Wed 9/20 Champaign IL Pygmalion Music Festival
Thu 10/12 Atlanta GA The Masquerade +
Fri 10/13 Saxapahaw NC Haw River Ballroom + SOLD OUT
Sat 10/14 Asheville NC Grey Eagle +
Sun 10/15 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theater +
Tue 10/17 Washington DC 9:30 Club +
Wed 10/18 Millvale PA Mr. Small’s Theatre +
Fri 10/20 Madison WI Majestic Theatre +
Sat 10/21 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Center +
Sun 10/22 Chicago IL Thalia Hall +
Tue 10/24 Toronto ON The Opera House +
Wed 10/25 Montreal QC Theatre Fairmount +
Fri 10/27 New York, NY Town Hall +
Sat 10/28 Somerville MA Somerville Theatre + SOLD OUT
Sun 10/29 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer +
Thu 11/2 The Hague Netherlands Crossing Border
Sat 11/4 Utrecht Netherlands Ekko
Mon 11/6 Bristol UK The Lantern, Colston Hall 2
Tue 11/7 Leeds UK Brudenell Social Club
Wed 11/8 Glasgow UK Centre for Contemporary Arts
Thu 11/9 Dublin Ireland Whelan’s
Fri 11/10 London UK Union Chapel SOLD OUT
Sun 11/12 Brussels Belgium Autumn Falls Festival
Tue 11/14 Berlin Germany Heimathafen Neukolin
Wed 11/15 Hamburg Germany Uebel & Gefahrlich
Thu 11/16 Dusseldorf Germany Bachsaal
Fri 11/17 Madrid Spain Sala El Sol
Sat 11/18 Braga Portugal Theatro Circo
Sun 11/19 Barcelona Spain La [2]
Wed 11/29 Knoxville TN Bijou Theatre =
Thu 11/30 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works =
Fri 12/1 Memphis TN 1884 Lounge, Minglewood Hall =
Sat 12/2 St. Louis MO Delmar Hall +
Mon 12/4 Boulder CO Fox Theatre +
Wed 12/6 Missoula MT Top Hat +
Thu 12/7 Spokane WA The Bartlett +
Fri 12/8 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre +
Sat 12/9 Vancouver BC Rickshaw +
Sun 12/10 Portland OR Aladdin Theater +
Tue 12/12 San Francisco CA The Fillmore +
Thu 12/14 Los Angeles CA Downtown Palace Theater +
Fri 12/15 San Diego CA Irenic +
Sat 12/16 Phoenix AZ The Crescent Ballroom +
Mon 12/18 Austin TX Emo’s Austin +
Tue 12/19 Houston TX The Heights Theater +
Wed 12/20 Dallas TX Kessler Theater +

+ support from Half Waif
= support from David Bazan

Julien Baker online:


Interpol - 'Turn On The Bright Lights' XV Shows This Weekend In NYC, Next Week In L.A.

Following a run of ecstatically received shows across Europe performing their 2012 breakthru debut, 'Turn On The Bright Lights', Interpol bring it all back home tonight and tomorrow night for a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom and a massive event at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium (with Deerhunter and Battles as support). There's a handful of tickets still remaining for the latter show.
Fri Sep 22 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY (SOLD OUT)
Sat Sep 23 Forest Hills Stadium Forest Hills, NY
Thu Sep 28 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA
Sat Sep 30 Los Angeles State Historic Park Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Oct 17 Pepsi Center WTC México, Mexico
Oct 18 Pepsi Center WTC México, Mexico
Oct 20 Festival Coordenada Guadalajara, Mexico
Oct 21 Parque Fundidora Monterrey, Mexico

Interpol - official site
Interpol - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol YouTube channel


Spoon - Live on The Current

Spoon made a pit stop on their US tour to stop by The Current's studio and play a stripped-down version of their recent single "Can I Sit Next To You". Watch Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel perform the Hot Thoughts highlight, and check out their upcoming tour dates below.

Saturday, September 30 Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA $
Sunday, October 1 Cal Coast Credit Union, San Diego, CA $
Tuesday, October 3 Comerica Theater, Phoenix, AZ$
Thursday, October 5 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, CO $
Friday, October 6 Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 10 Aztec Theatre, San Antonio, TX*
Wednesday, October 11 Cains Ballroom, Tulsa, OK*
Thursday, October 12 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*
Friday, October 13 Austin City Limits Festival, Zilker Park, Austin TX
Tuesday, October 17 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*
Wednesday, October 18 Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN*
Friday, October 20 Music Farm, Columbia, SC
Saturday, October 21 Maverick, Jacksonville, FL
Thursday, November 2 Orangerie at Botanique, Brussels, BE
Monday, November 6 Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
Tuesday, November 7 Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK
Wednesday, November 9 The Junction, Cambridge, UK
Saturday, November 11 Kaserne, Basel, CH
Sunday, November 12 Santeria Social Club, Milano, IT
Tuesday, November 14 Sala Apolo, Barcelona, ES
Wednesday, November 15 La Riviera, Madrid, ES
Thursday, November 16 Porto Coliseum, Porto, PT
Friday, November 17 Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT
Tuesday, November 28 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, November 29 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Friday, December 1 The Chance Theatre, Poughkeepsee NY
Sunday, December 3 Sherman Theatre, Stroudsberg PA
Tuesday, December 5 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park NY
Wednesday, December 6 Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington VT
Friday, December 8 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre, Indianapolis IN
Saturday, December 30 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, December 31 9:30 Club, Washington DC

$ w/ The Shins
* w/ Mondo Cosmo

Spoon online :

Official Site

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