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  • Now Streaming At NPR First Listen : Pavement's 'The Secret History, Vol.1'

    August 3rd, 2015 at 10:14 am by Gerard
    
    
    (photo courtesy The Spiral Stairs Archives)
    
    
    
    One week prior to release, 'The Secret History, Vol. 1', the Pavement double LP rarities comp. touted in this space previously, is streaming today via NPR Music. NPR's Jason Heller writes, "these songs have all been floating around for years, either on their original releases, as bonus tracks on reissued albums, or as bootlegs. But bundling them has a purpose, aside from simple commerce: In a recent Pitchfork interview, Malkmus called History "the album that could have been between Slanted And Enchanted and Crooked Rain [the album on which… Read more
  • HÆLOS: "EARTH NOT ABOVE" EP / LIMITED EDITION VINYL

    August 3rd, 2015 at 9:57 am
    (Photo by Dave Ma)
    
    After the digital release of Hælos' "Earth Not Above" EP back in June, we are pleased to say that you will now be able to physically get your hands on a limited edition 12" version as of August 14th, which will mark the first of it's kind for the London trio. You can pre-order from the following links below:
    
    Rough Trade / Piccadilly / Jumbo
    
    Track listing:
    
    A1. Earth Not Above
    A2. Cloud Nine
    B1. Breathe
    B2. Ethyr
    
    You can listen to the EP here.
    
    Over the summer so far the band have been playing at several festivals including Field Day, Secret Garden Party, L… Read more
  • Cat Power (solo) Dates On Sale Now

    July 31st, 2015 at 11:53 am by Gerard
    
    
    (photograph by Tony Proudfoot)
    
    You won't catch me talking shit about secondary markets.  Not when there's tertiary markets to sneer at!  The important thing we all need to focus on this glorious Friday morning is that in additional to a previously announced headlining set at Burger A-Go-Go 2 (also featuring Kim Gordon's Glitterbust), Chan Marshall will be making the following solo appearances on the West Coast with tickets on sale today at noon eastern :
    
    Tuesday, September, 1 - Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno NV
    Wednesday, September, 2 - Gundlach - Bundschu Winery - Sonoma CA
    Fri… Read more
  • Upcoming Lee Ranaldo Tour Dates

    July 29th, 2015 at 12:36 pm
    
    
    This message comes in the form of a GIANT neon "FYI" sign:
    
    August 5, Lincoln Center, NYC – Lee joins forces with Brooklyn’s electric guitar quartet Dither for a newly arranged performance of his “Hurricane Transcriptions”, a piece originally written for string orchestra based on wind sounds recorded during the height of the Hurricane Sandy storm in 2012. Lincoln Center Out of Doors Series. FREE.
    
    August 8 North Adams, MA – Lee joins Oneida at Mass MoCA to perform live amidst an enveloping 12-screen video installation of twisting color and light by Clifford Ross that transforms Courtya… Read more
  • PAVEMENT 'THE SECRET HISTORY VOLUME 1' (2xLP) PRODUCT SHOTS, AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

    July 28th, 2015 at 11:56 am
    Behold these glamorous photos of the upcoming release 'The Secret History Volume 1'. This 2xLP is available now for pre-order: http://smarturl.it/SecretHistory_Vol1 (out officially August 11th).
    
    
    
    
    
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  • COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU: ALGIERS ANNOUNCE US / UK / EU LIVE DATES

    July 23rd, 2015 at 1:35 pm
    
    
    It's been a busy year for Algiers so far after the release of their self-titled debut album in June and hitting the road for several US headline dates, as well as touring with Interpol.
    
    They will be touring the UK and Europe this August including a string of festival dates, an intimate London show, as well as supporting Canadian post-punk outfit Viet Cong, before heading out to the US again in the fall for several headline shows. All dates and ticket links below.
    
    UK / EU live dates:
    
    Aug 9: OFF Festival, Katowice Poland
    Aug 12: Sommerloft Festival, About Blank, Berlin Germany
    Aug… Read more