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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.



SPOON UPCOMING TOUR DATES
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

Queens of the Stone Age Announce South American Tour Dates

Queens of the Stone Age are currently dominating the United States on their sold-out world tour, supporting their new record Villains. Today, the band announced they'll be teaming up with old friends Foo Fighters for several dates in Brazil and Argentina.






QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE IN SOUTH AMERICA

Sun Feb 25 - Rio De Janeiro - Maracana Stadium
Tue Feb 27 - Sao Paolo - Allianz Parque
Fri Mar 2 - Curitiba - Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Sun Mar 4 - Porto Alegre - Estadio Beira-Rio
Wed Mar 7 - Buenos Aires - Velez


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VIDEO: Perfume Genius - "Wreath" + Tour Dates

Today Perfume Genius released a video for No Shape track "Wreath". The video features footage from a contest asking fans to submit themselves dancing to the song. The winning entry, from Esperanza Kroger—dancing freely in
the streets of Cholula, Mexico—can be seen here. After teasing other great entries from throughout the week, the video is finally here.



Mike has said the song is partly about feeling betrayed by his physical body and wanting to be freed from it. The album title is taken from the lyrics — "I wanna hover with no shape...I wanna peel off every weight" — and his goal with the contest and video was to encourage the same sense of ecstatic freedom and abandon that he felt in the studio.

Check out the other videos from No Shape: "Slip Away" and "Die 4 U".

Perfume Genius will be on the road throughout this Fall, opening for The xx for several dates and headlining a tour of his own.

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

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Algiers - Live on KEXP

Algiers are taking the country by storm this Fall, joining !!! on tour and headlining their own run this October. Catch their formidable live performance in this recent KEXP session, playing four tracks from their 2017 LP The Underside of Power.



ALGIERS ON TOUR NOW:
Mon September 18 Nashville, TN Mercury Ballroom ^
Thu September 21 Birmingham, AL Saturn ^
Fri September 22 New Orleans, LA Hi-Ho Lounge ^
Sat September 23 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall ^
Sun September 24 Dallas, TX Dada ^
Mon September 25 Austin, TX Empire Garage ^
Tue September 26 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger ^
Thu September 28 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf ^
Fri September 29 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom ^
Sat September 30 Santa Barbara, CA SoHo Club ^
Sun October 1 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Sun October 15 Atlanta, GA Afropunk Festival
Tue October 17 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Wed October 18 Columbus, OH The Basement
Thu October 19 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Fri October 20 Detroit, MI UFO Factory
Sat October 21 Toronto, ON Baby G
Sun October 22 Montreal, QC Bar le Ritz PDB
Tue October 24 Cambridge, MA Sonia's Nightclub
Wed October 25 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground

^ with !!!

Algiers - Amoeba Green Room Session / Fall Tour Dates

Watch Algiers rip through three highlights from their recent LP The Underside of Power on Amoeba's Green Room Sessions. The quartet is currently on tour with !!! and will headline their own run in October.



ALGIERS ON TOUR
Fri September 15 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Hall ^
Sat September 16 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop ^
Mon September 18 Nashville, TN Mercury Ballroom ^
Thu September 21 Birmingham, AL Saturn ^
Fri September 22 New Orleans, LA Hi-Ho Lounge ^
Sat September 23 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall ^
Sun September 24 Dallas, TX Dada ^
Mon September 25 Austin, TX Empire Garage ^
Tue September 26 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger ^
Thu September 28 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf ^
Fri September 29 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom ^
Sat September 30 Santa Barbara, CA SoHo Club ^
Sun October 1 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Sun October 15 Atlanta, GA Afropunk Festival
Tue October 17 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Wed October 18 Columbus, OH The Basement
Thu October 19 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Fri October 20 Detroit, MI UFO Factory
Sat October 21 Toronto, ON Baby G
Sun October 22 Montreal, QC Bar le Ritz PDB
Tue October 24 Cambridge, MA Sonia's Nightclub
Wed October 25 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground

^ with !!!

Snail Mail Signs To Matador, Watch Tiny Desk Session


(photo by Bryan Regan)

Brooklyn-via-Baltimore singer /songwriter/guitar prodigy Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail is the latest addition to the Matador Records roster.  Snail Mail will release a full-length album in 2018, following Sister Polygon's 2017 12" reissue of the of the introductory cassette, 'Habit'.  Snail Mail’s NPR Tiny Desk concert premiered this morning, and might provide a hint or several why press, musical peers (including but not limited to Waxahatchee, Priests and Girlpool), and yeah, record labels have taken so much interest in a short spell..

(prior praise for 'Habit')





“There’s no grandstanding here, no attempts at hiding how truly confusing it is to be young and feel like the world is simultaneously infinite and hopeless. Perhaps that is why Snail Mail sound so alive despite much tangible optimism: there’s no person behind a curtain, the ugly resides in reality." - Quinn Moreland, Pitchfork

“Jordan has a voice that only comes along every now and then … she is able to fit a universe of emotion into a single turn of phrase without any vocal affectation … whether she’s muttering or shouting, you feel the heartbreak, the frustration, the joy that came with writing these lyrics” -Stereogum


 
"a minimalist swirl of drowsy tempos, unassumingly meticulous guitar parts, and the sort of entry-level existentialism that’s too pure to be pretentious.”  - Patrick D. McDermott, The Fader

Snail Mail on tour:
Wed October 11 The Met Pawtucket, RI *
Thu October 12 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA *
Fri October 13 Montreal, QC *
Sat October 14 Lee's Palace Toronto, ON *
Sun October 15 Loving Touch Ferndale, MI *
Mon October 16 The Bishop Bloomington, IN
Tue October 17 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL *
Wed October 18 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN *
Thu October 19 Reverb Omaha, NE
Fri October 20 Cafe Berlin Columbia, MO
Sat October 21 Exit/In Nashville, TN *
Sun October 22 The Masquerade Purgatory Atlanta, GA *
Tue October 24 9:30 Club Washington, DC *
Wed October 25 Capital Ale House Richmond, VA *
Fri October 27 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA *
Sat October 28 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY *

* w/ Beach Fossils & Raener

In other Snail Mail news, NPR released a Tiny Desk session featuring two songs you might recognize from Habit ("Slug" and "Thinning") as well as a new song...



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