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Out Today : Body/Head - 'The Switch'



(photo : David Black)

The Wire's Stewart Smith opines that "Kim Gordon and Bill Nace's Body/Head is the most compelling project to have emerged from the ashes of Sonic Youth," ("Gordon and Nace have become increasingly interested in texture and space, creating a free psychedelic music that's attuned to the play of shadow and light"), and while we're not encouraging comparison or competition between post-SY endeavors, I think we can all agree that today is a VERY GOOD DAY for The Wire's Stewart Smith, as Body/Head's 3rd Matador album, 'The Switch' is officially available via all finer record shops and digital platforms.



(purchase / stream 'The Switch')

Pitchfork's Marc Masters calls 'The Switch', "as mesmerizing as a hypnotist’s swinging clock," ("no matter how far they stretch, their tones and rhythms always cohere...in Nace and Gordon’s hands, these unchartable sounds combine like well-defined movements in a symphony. Their guitars rhyme as if they were trading chord changes rather than thick swaths of noise,") and as much as we anticipate you'll agree with him 110% upon experiencing the album in your preferred listening environment, we also wholeheartedly encourage you to catch Body/Head on tour starting tonight at Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge.


(poster by Charles Burns)

Body/Head live dates :

Friday, July 13 Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles CA
Saturday, July 14 The Lab San Francisco CA
Thursday, July 19 Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY *
Friday, July 20 BSP, Kingston NY *
Saturday, July 21 Statehouse, New Haven CT *
Sunday, July 22 The Root Cellar, Greenfield MA *
Tuesday, July 24 Great Scott, Boston MA *
Thursday, July 26 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA *
September 7 Hopscotch Music Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 15 Beerland, Austin TX (with USA/Mexico, Exhalants, The Austerity Progam)

* w/ Gunn-Truscinski Duo

Body/Head online :
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VIDEO: Stephen Malkmus "Solid Silk"



Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have been on a tear this year, releasing their new album Sparkle Hard, performing on CBS This Morning, releasing mini-documentaries, and touring across North America. Today, Malkmus and director Brook Linder release an acoustic version of Sparkle Hard track, "Solid Silk."



The Jicks are back on the road beginning next Tuesday in Petaluma, carrying on to a few more sold-out dates in California. See their full itinerary below, including UK/EU dates in October.

BUY/STREAM SPARKLE HARD HERE

Upcoming Tour Dates
Tuesday, July 17 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA
Wednesday, July 18 Slim’s, San Francisco CA SOLD OUT
Thursday, July 19 The Roxy, Los Angeles CA SOLD OUT
Friday, July 20 Casbah, San Diego CA SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25, Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR
Friday, October 5 Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA *
Wednesday, October 17th Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Thursday, October 18th SWG3, Glasgow UK
Friday, October 19th Vicar St., Dublin IE
Sunday, October 21st SXW, Bristol UK
Monday, October 22nd The Asylum, Birmingham UK
Wednesday, October 24th Hackney Arts Center, London UK
Thursday, October 25th Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Monday, October 29th Lido, Berlin DE
Tuesday, October 30th Stadtgarten, Cologne DE
Wednesday October 31st Melkweg, Amsterdam NL

* w/ Courtney Barnett, Waxahatchee

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Online
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VIDEO : Interpol - "The Rover"


(photo : Jamie-James Medina)



Interpol have released the video for powerhouse new single, “The Rover” taken from their forthcoming Dave Fridmann-produced new album, 'Marauder', out August 24th.

The video was shot on-location in Mexico City in June, during a whirlwind journey where Interpol announced their new album via a live-streamed press conference – only to be unexpectedly interrupted halfway through by a mysterious figure played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach, confusing fans and media alike. Today, the mystery has finally been revealed with the release of the video directed by Gerardo Naranjo ("Narcos", "The Bridge") – giving further context to the elusive cult-like character, ‘The Rover’ himself, blurring the line between documentary and fever dream in a heady montage of psychedelic, hedonistic adventures with his young followers in tow, as they ‘rove’ through the pulsing Distrito Federal.

stream / download “The Rover”
Preorder 'Maurader' from The Matador Store



(photo : Jamie-James Medina)

Interpol on tour

Monday, August 13 Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris, Mexico City MX
Tuesday, August 14 Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris, Mexico City MX
Thursday, August 23rd - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA @ (SOLD OUT)
Friday, August 24th - House Of Vans, Brooklyn NY
Tuesday, September 11th - Orpheum Theater, Boston MA*
Wednesday, September 12th - Olympic Theater, Montreal QC*
Thursday, September 13th - Rebel, Toronto ONT*
September 14-15 - Riot Fest, Douglas Park, Chicago IL
Sunday, Septemeber 16 - Royal Oak Theater, Detroit MI*
Monday, September 17 - Express Live, Columbus OH*
Thursday, September 27 - Bomb Factory, Dallas TX*
Friday, September 28 - Bass Concert Hall, Austin TX*
Saturday, September 29 - White Oak Music Hall Lawn, Houston TX*
Monday, October 1 - The Van Buren, Phoenix AZ*
Thursday, October 4th - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA ^
Friday, October 5th - SDSU Open Air Theater, San Diego CA ++
Saturday, October 6th - Greek Theatre - Berkeley CA
Tuesday, November 6th - Akasaka Blitz - Tokyo, JP
Wednesday, November 14th - Royal Albert Hall - London, UK $
Friday, November 16th - 02 Apollo, Manchester UK $
Sunday, November 18th - Olympia Theater, Dublin IE $
Friday, November 23rd - Merhr! Theater, Hamburg DE $
Saturday, November 24th - TAP1 - Copenhagen, DK $
Sunday, November 25th - Tempodrom, Berlin DE $
Tuesday, November 27th - Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrect NL $
Wednesday, November 28th - Forest National, Brussels BE $
Thursday, November 29th - La Salle Pleyel - Paris, FR
Saturday, February 16th - Madison Square Garden, NYC NY !
* w/ Sunflower Bean
^ w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
++ w/ The Kills
$ w/ Nilüfer Yanya
! w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail
@ w/ Honduras
Interpol - official site
Interpol - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Interpol - YouTube channel

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - "Solid Silk", From "CBS This Morning (Saturday Sessions)"



Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks visited the set of "CBS This Morning" this past Saturday for performances of 'Sparkle Hard''s "Solid Silk" and "Refute", along with Stephen being interviewed by the program's Anthony Mason (below)




Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour (new date in bold) :


Thursday, July 19 The Roxy, Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25, Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR
Friday, October 5 Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA (with Courtney Barnett, Waxahatchee)
Wednesday, October 17th Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Thursday, October 18th SWG3, Glasgow UK
Friday, October 19th Vicar St., Dublin IE
Sunday, October 21st SXW, Bristol UK
Monday, October 22nd The Asylum, Birmingham UK
Wednesday, October 24th Hackney Arts Center, London UK
Thursday, October 25th Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Monday, October 29th Lido, Berlin DE
Tuesday, October 30th Stadtgarten, Cologne DE
Wednesday October 31st Melkweg, Amsterdam NL

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks online :


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Interpol - 2 Mexico City Shows In August



(above, Interpol performing "The Rover" at Glasgow's TRNSMT Festival this past Sunday, footage courtesy BBC)



Prior to kicking U.S. dates in support of the forthcoming 'Marauder' on August 23 in Philadelphia, Interpol return to Mexico City, home of the album's June's launch events, for a pair of shows at Teatro De La Ciudad on August 13 and 14.  General on-sale starts this Friday at 11am local time, however those who sign up for Interpol's mailing list are eligible for a presale that commences tomorrow (July 4) at 11am local time.

stream / download “The Rover”
Preorder 'Maurader' from The Matador Store


Interpol on tour (new dates in bold)

Thursday, July 5th - Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, DK
Saturday July 7th - British Summer Time, Hyde Park, London, UK  & (SOLD OUT)
Monday, August 13 Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris, Mexico City MX
Tuesday, August 14 Teatro De La Ciudad Esperanza Iris, Mexico City MX
Thursday, August 23rd - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA @ (SOLD OUT)
Friday, August 24th - House Of Vans, Brooklyn  NY
Tuesday, September 11th - Orpheum Theater, Boston MA*
Wednesday, September 12th - Olympic Theater, Montreal QC*
Thursday, September 13th - Rebel, Toronto ONT*
September 14-15 -  Riot Fest, Douglas Park, Chicago IL
Sunday, Septemeber 16 - Royal Oak Theater, Detroit MI*
Monday, September 17 - Express Live, Columbus OH*
Thursday, September 27 - Bomb Factory, Dallas TX*
Friday, September 28 - Bass Concert Hall, Austin TX*
Saturday, September 29 - White Oak Music Hall Lawn, Houston TX*
Monday, October 1 - The Van Buren, Phoenix AZ*
Thursday, October 4th - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA ^
Friday, October 5th - SDSU Open Air Theater, San Diego CA ++
Saturday, October 6th - Greek Theatre - Berkeley CA
Tuesday, November 6th - Akasaka Blitz - Tokyo, JP
Wednesday, November 14th - Royal Albert Hall - London, UK $
Friday, November 16th - 02 Apollo, Manchester UK $
Sunday, November 18th - Olympia Theater, Dublin IE $
Friday, November 23rd - Merhr! Theater, Hamburg DE $
Saturday, November 24th - TAP1 - Copenhagen, DK  $
Sunday, November 25th - Tempodrom, Berlin DE $
Tuesday, November 27th - Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrect NL  $
Wednesday, November 28th - Forest National, Brussels BE $
Thursday, November 29th - La Salle Pleyel - Paris, FR
Saturday, February 16th - Madison Square Garden, NYC NY !

& w/ The Cure
* w/ Sunflower Bean
^ w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
++ w/ The Kills
$ w/ Nilüfer Yanya
! w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail
@ w/ Honduras

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

Saturday June 30 : Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on "CBS This Morning"



Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks make their long-awaited early morning TV debut tomorrow (June 30) on "CBS This Morning"'s Saturday Sessions. Check your local listings for precise times, but bear in mind the program is called "CBS This Morning", not "CBS Roll Out Bed Whenever It's Convenient Or You Can Stand To Face The Day".

stream/purchase 'Sparkle Hard'



Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks on tour
(new date in bold) :


Thursday, July 19 The Roxy, Los Angeles CA
Sunday, July 22 The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ
Wednesday, July 25, Mohawk, Austin TX
Thursday, July 26 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Friday, July 27 Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Saturday, July 28 The Vanguard, Tulsa OK
Sunday, July 29 Record Bar, Kansas City MO
Tuesday, July 31 Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Wednesday, August 1 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, August 3 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
Saturday, August 4 Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, August 5 Star Theater, Portland OR
Friday, October 5 Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA (with Courtney Barnett, Waxahatchee)
Wednesday, October 17th Albert Hall, Manchester UK
Thursday, October 18th SWG3, Glasgow UK
Friday, October 19th Vicar St., Dublin IE
Sunday, October 21st SXW, Bristol UK
Monday, October 22nd The Asylum, Birmingham UK
Wednesday, October 24th Hackney Arts Center, London UK
Thursday, October 25th Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Monday, October 29th Lido, Berlin DE
Tuesday, October 30th Stadtgarten, Cologne DE
Wednesday October 31st Melkweg, Amsterdam NL

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks online :


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