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Pavement - Westing (By Musket And Sextant)

Westing (By Musket And Sextant), Pavement's compilation of material from 1989-1993, will be repressed and available on LP / CD formats this summer on July 15th.

Stream / Pre-order Westing (By Musket And Sextant)

The new edition accompanies other newly available Pavement releases including the 4xLP boxset Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal, a new 30th anniversary colored vinyl edition of the band's debut LP Slanted & Enchanted and a cassette facsimile of S&E cassette Courting Shutdown Offers.

Pavement on Tour

Thursday, June 2 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Friday, June 10 NOS Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Wednesday, September 7 Balboa Theatre, San Diego CA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, September 8, Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 9 Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, September 10 Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September 12 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Tuesday, September 13 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Wednesday, September 14 The Masonic, San Francisco CA
Friday, September 16 Edgefield Amphitheatre, Troutdale OR
Saturday, September 17 The Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September 19 Paramount Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, September 20 Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO
Wednesday, September 21 The Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN
Thursday, September 22 Chicago Theatre, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 23, Chicago Theatre IL
Saturday, September 24 Masonic Cathedral Theatre, Detroit MI (SOLD OUT)
Monday, September 26 Massey Hall, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, September 27, Massey Hall, Toronto ON
Wednesday, September 28 Boch Center Wang Theatre, Boston MA (SOLD OUT)
Friday, September 30 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 1 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 2 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 3, Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, October 5 The Met, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, October 6 Warner Theatre, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, October 8 The Eastern, Atlanta GA (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 9 The Eastern, Atlanta GA (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 10, 3Ten At ACL Live, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 11 ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Austin TX (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 17th 02 Academy, Leeds UK
Tuesday, October 18th Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow UK (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday October 19th Usher Hall, Edinburgh UK
Thursday, October 20th 02 Apollo, Manchester UK
Saturday, October 22nd Roundhouse, London UK (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 23rd Roundhouse, London UK
Monday, October 24th Roundhouse, London UK
Tuesday, October 25th Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, October 27th Le Grand Rex, Paris FR
Saturday, October 29th Vega, Copenhagen DK
Sunday, October 30th Sentrum Scene, Oslo NO
Monday, October 31st SE Cirkus, Stockholm SE
Wednesday, November 2nd VoxHall, Aarhus DK
Friday, November 4th Pier 2, Bremen DE
Saturday, November 5th Tempodrom, Berlin DE
Monday, November 7th Cirque Royal, Brussels BE
Tuesday, November 8th Royal Carré Theater, Amsterdam NL
Thursday, November 10th Vicar Street, Dublin IE (SOLD OUT)
Friday, November 11th Vicar Street, Dublin IE (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, February 15 Tokyo Dome City Hall, Tokyo JP
Thursday, February 16 Tokyo Dome City Hall, Tokyo JP
Saturday, February 18 Namba Hatch, Osaka JP

Pavement Online
Pavement – official site
Pavement at Bandcamp

Interpol - "Fables"

Today Interpol release ‘Fables,’ the third single from their forthcoming full-length, ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’, out July 15.

Stream / Download "Fables"

Pre-order "The Other Side of Make-Believe"

“‘Fables’ features one of Daniel’s hottest licks,” comments Paul. “A breezy vocal with optimistic lyrics and a bouncy drum beat evocative of classic R&B with a nod to the golden age of hip hop. It’s a summer jam and a piece of music we are particularly proud of.”

The new track follows the band’s well-received first two singles, ‘Toni’ and ‘Something Changed’- which were accompanied by a stellar two-part film directed by Van Alpert.

Interpol on Tour, New Dates in Bold
Saturday, May 21 Just Like Heaven Festival, Los Angeles CA ***
Saturday, May 28 Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City MX ****
Wednesday, June 8 Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES
Thursday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 11 Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Sunday, June 12 Templehof Sounds Festival, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 The Roundhouse, London UK
Wednesday, June 15 The Roundhouse, London UK
Thursday, June 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE
Saturday, June 18 Salle Pleyel, Paris FR
Sunday, June 19 Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf NL
Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ^
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME^
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI^
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH^
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH^
Friday, September 2 The Eastern, Atlanta GA %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC^
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA^
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN^
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO^
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK^
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV^
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA^
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA^
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR^
Friday, November 4 Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro BR $
Saturday, November 5 Primavera Sound, São Paulo BR $
Tuesday, November 8 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba BR
Thursday, November 10 Kilkfest, Asunción PY
Saturday, November 12 Primavera Sound Santiago de Chile, Santiago CL
Sunday, November 13 Primavera Sound Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires AR
Tuesday, November 15 Arena 1, Lima PE $

* w/ Tycho and Matthew Dear
** w/ Matthew Dear
*** w/ The Shins, Modest Mouse, M.I.A. and more
**** w/ Dry Cleaning
# Metric, Spoon
^ w/ Spoon, The Goon Sax
$ w/ Arctic Monkeys

Interpol Online
Official Site
YouTube Channel

Horsegirl - "Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)"

(photo : Cheryl Dunn)

Chicago trio Horsegirl - Nora Cheng (guitar, vocals), Penelope Lowenstein (guitar, vocals), and Gigi Reece (drums) - unveil a new single/video, “Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty),” from their debut album, 'Versions of Modern Performance', out June 3rd on Matador. In-step with a string of incredibly well-received singles, “Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)” is a scuffed up, guitar-driven piece of garage-pop. The tracks’ lyrics brim with alliteration and slanted rhymes, and as the instrumentation rises, the song rides out with a chorus of “oohs.” For the song’s video, Horsegirl and friends, many of whom will play the Horsegirl record release party, were given the reins to Lowenstein’s elementary school where they filmed all day last month. As a band who do everything as a unit, from songwriting to trading vocal duties and swapping instruments to sound and visual art design, this new video captures the essence of this trio’s special bond.

The band elaborates: “The three of us filmed the ‘Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty)’ video over one day in Penelope’s elementary school. The video provides a small look into our Chicago youth scene—it includes members of bands like Lifeguard, Friko, Dwaal Troupe, and Post Office Winter all grouped into oddball bands with weird gimmicks. We always have the best time making our videos with our friends in spaces we feel connected to. All of our friends showed up with various assortments of clothing and props, like wooden spoons, a bowling shirt collection, and an accordion. We wanted to harness the strangeness of everything that was brought to us, and wanted to showcase all of the people and bands that mean so much to us.”

(stream/download "Dirtbag Transformation (Still Dirty")

Pre-order / Pre-save Versions of Modern Performance

Horsegirl on Tour
Sun, May 29 Allston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
Sun, June 5 Thalia Hall (RECORD RELEASE SHOW), Chicago IL ^
Fri, June 10 Staft ohne Meer, Giessen DE
Sun, June 12 Maifield Derby, Mannheim DE
Thu, June 16 Trix Bar, Antwerp BE
Fri, June 17 Pop Up Du Label, Paris FR
Sat, June 18 Grauzone Festival, The Hague NL
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (EARLY SHOW), London UK *SOLD OUT*
Sun, June 19 Paper Dress Vintage (LATE SHOW), London UK *SOLD OUT*
Tue, June 21 YES (Basement), Manchester UK
Wed, June 22 Bermondsey Social Club, London UK *SOLD OUT*
Sun, June 26 Rough Trade Bristol, Bristol UK
Tue, June 28 Bumann & Sohn, Cologne DE
Wed, June 29 Monarch, Berlin DE
Fri, July 1 Roskilde Festival 2022, Denmark DE
Sat, July 2 Molotow Upstairs, Hamburg DE
Sun, July 3 Metropolis Festival, Rotterdam NE
Fri, July 15 Wise Hall, Vancouver BC *
Sat, July 16 Neumos, Seattle WA *
Sun, July 17 Polaris Hall, Portland OR *
Tue, July 19 Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
Thu, July 21 Zebulon, Los Angeles CA *
Fri, July 22 The Echo, Los Angeles CA *
Sat, July 23 Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA *
Tue, July 26 Fine Line, Minneapolis MN *
Wed, July 27 High Noon Saloon, Madison WI *
July 28-31 Lollapalooza, Chicago IL
July 30 – 31 Mo Pop Festival, Detroit MI
Tue, August 2 Rumba Café, Columbus OH *
Wed, August 3 Grog Shop, Cleveland OH *
Fri, August 5 Velvet Underground, Toronto ON *
Sat, August 6 Petit Campus, Montreal QC *
Wed, August 10 Bowery Ballroom, New York NY *

^ w/ Lifeguard, Friko, Post Office Winter
* w/ Dummy

Horsegirl Online

Snail Mail - "Glory" (From "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon")

This past Friday night, Snail Mail performed "Glory" on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon".  The studio version can be found on the 2nd Snail Mail album, 'Valentine', currently streaming / selling everywhere.  The updated live schedule for Snail Mail can be found below :

Monday, June 6 Gebäude 9, Cologne DE
Tuesday, June 7 Knust, Hamburg DE
Thursday, June 9 Oceanen, Gothenburg SE
Saturday, June 11 Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm SE
Monday, June 13 Columbia Theater, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 Groovestation, Dresden DE
Wednesday, June 15 Ampere, Munich DE
Thursday, June 16 Santeria Toscana 31, Milan IT
Saturday, June 18 Bogen F, Zürich CH
Sunday, June 19 Le Trabendo, Paris FR
Tuesday, June 21 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NL
Thursday, June 23 The Ritz, Manchester UK
Friday, June 24 QMU, Glasgow UK
Tuesday, June 28 Marble Factory, Bristol UK
Wednesday, June 29 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London UK
Thursday, June 30 Chalk, Brighton UK
Tuesday, July 5 Epicerie Moderne, Lyon FRSnail Mail On Tour
Tickets available at
Monday, June 6 Gebäude 9, Cologne DE
Tuesday, June 7 Knust, Hamburg DE
Thursday, June 9 Oceanen, Gothenburg SE
Saturday, June 11 Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm SE
Monday, June 13 Columbia Theater, Berlin DE
Tuesday, June 14 Groovestation, Dresden DE
Wednesday, June 15 Ampere, Munich DE
Thursday, June 16 Santeria Toscana 31, Milan IT
Saturday, June 18 Bogen F, Zürich CH
Sunday, June 19 Le Trabendo, Paris FR
Tuesday, June 21 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam NL
Thursday, June 23 The Ritz, Manchester UK
Friday, June 24 QMU, Glasgow UK
Tuesday, June 28 Marble Factory, Bristol UK
Wednesday, June 29 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London UK
Thursday, June 30 Chalk, Brighton UK
Tuesday, July 5 Epicerie Moderne, Lyon FR
Friday, August 12 Fete Music Hall, Providence RI
Saturday, August 13 Higher Ground, Burlington VT
Tuesday, August 16 Toad’s Place, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 17 The Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ
Friday, August 19 The National, Richmond VA
Saturday, August 20, The NorVa, Norfolk VA
Sunday, August 21 Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte NC
Tuesday, August 23 The Beacham Theater, Orlando FL
Wednesday, August 24 The Ritz Ybor, Tampa FL
Friday, August 26 Saturn, Birmingham AL
Saturday, August 27 The Mill & Mine, Knoxville TN
Sunday, August 28 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY
Tuesday, August 30 The Castle Theatre, Bloomington IL
Wednesday, August 31 Majestic Theatre, Madison WI
Friday, September 2 Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI
Saturday, September 3 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Sunday, September 4 The Athenaeum Theatre, Columbus OH
Tuesday, September 6 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Wednesday, September 7 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale PA
Friday, September 9 The Fillmore, Silver Spring MD

stream / purchase 'Valentine'

Snail Mail Online

Circuit des Yeux - 'Live In Chicago'

(photo : Evan Jenkins)


Last fall, Circuit des Yeux (Haley Fohr) was invited to record a 4-song live session at Jamdek studio in Chicago. These recordings capture the music from her 2021 album '-io' at the outset of its transition from studio to stage, including band arrangements of the compositions “Vanishing,” “Dogma,” “Sculpting the Exodus,” and “Stranger.”

Fohr was joined on these performances by the musicians
Whitney Johnson (Matchess), Andrew Scott Young, and Ashley Guerrero.

Matador is releasing these four tracks digitally as 'Live From Chicago', available today for streaming or download.

Circuit des Yeux will be on the road throughout the summer and fall, bringing '-io' to audiences in North America, Europe, and the UK. Find the complete itinerary below.

(stream/purchase 'Live In Chicago')


  1. Vanishing

  2. Dogma

  3. Sculpting the Exodus

  4. Stranger

(stream/purchase  '-io')


Circuit des Yeux on tour (new dates in bold)

Thursday, June 2 Decca, Louisville KY
Friday, June 3 Crosstown Arts, Memphis TN
Saturday, June 4 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Sunday, June 5 The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC
Monday, June 6 PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA
Tuesday, June 7 Greenwood Cemetery (Pioneer Works), Brooklyn NY
Thursday, June 9 Epsilon Spires, Brattleboro VT
Friday, June 10 Centre PHI, Montreal QC
Saturday, June 11 Arts Court, Ottawa ON
Monday, June 13 918 Bathurst (Wavelength Music Series), Toronto ON
Tuesday, June 14 Trinosophes, Detroit MI
Thursday, June 16 Constellation, Chicago IL
Friday, June 17 Constellation, Chicago IL
Tuesday, August 16 Lodge Room, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday, August 17 The Lab, San Francisco CA
Saturday, August 27 Extramuralhas Festival, Leiria PT
Sunday, August 28 Whisper, Antwerpen BE
Tuesday, August 30 Future Yard, Birkenhead UK
Wednesday, August 31 Summerhall, Edinburgh UK
September 1-4 End of the Road, Lamar Tree Gardens UK
Saturday, September 3 Manchester Psych Fest, Manchester UK
Monday, September 5 National Concert Hall, Dublin IE
Monday, October 3 Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm SE
Tuesday, October 4 Bla, Oslo NO
Wednesday, October 5 Folk, Götenborg SE
Thursday, October 6 Alice at Valby Kulturhus, Copenhagen DK
Saturday, October 8 Meetfactory, Prague CZ
Monday, October 10 Turbina, Budapest HU
Tuesday, October 11 Volkstheater, Vienna AT
Wednesday, October 12 Linhart Hall at Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana SI
Thursday, October 13 Freakout, Bologna IT
Friday, October 14 Le Ciel, Grenoble FR
Tuesday, October 18 Café Berlin, Madrid ES
Wednesday, October 19 Culturgest, Lisbon PT
Thursday, October 20 Gnration, Braga PT
Friday, October 21 Auditorio de Espinho, Espinho PT

Circuit des Yeux Online


Spoon - CBS Saturday Morning

Stream/Purchase Lucifer On The Sofa

Spoon brought Lucifer On The Sofa to CBS Saturday Morning this past weekend after Friday's performance at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom. Live takes on "Wild," "The Hardest Cut" and They Want My Soul's "Inside Out" are below.

Spoon on Tour
May 24 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
May 25 – Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex
May 27 – Bottle Rock Festival, Napa Valley CA
May 28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
May 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
May 31 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
June 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
June 3 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
June 4 – Phoenix, AZ –The Van Buren

Thursday, July 7 Town Ballroom, Buffalo NY
Friday, July 8 Empire Live, Albany NY
Saturday, July 9 Festival d'ete de Quebec, Quebec City QC
Monday, July 11 London Music Hall, London ON *
Tuesday, July 12 State Theatre, Kalamazoo MI *
Wednesday, July 13 The Sylvee, Madison WI *
Friday, July 15 Canopy Club, Urbana IL *
Saturday, July 16 Englert Civic Theatre, Iowa City IA *
Monday, July 18 Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg MB
Tuesday, July 19 Conexus Arts Centre, Regina SK
Wednesday, July 20 Coors Centre, Saskatoon SK
Friday, July 22 Midway, Edmonton AB
Saturday, July 23 Calgary Folk Fest, Calgary AB
Monday, July 25 Capital Ballroom, Victoria BC
Tuesday, July 26 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC

Thursday, August 25  Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ %
Friday, August 26 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON #
Saturday, August 27 Thompson’s Point, ­Portland ME %
Sunday, August 28 Bold Point Pavilion, Providence RI %
Tuesday, August 30 KEMBA Live! Outdoor, Columbus OH %
Thursday, September 1 ­­Andrew J. Brady Music Center, Cincinnati OH %
Saturday, September 3 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC %
Sunday, September 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN %
Tuesday, September 6 ­Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA %
Thursday, September 8 TCU Amphitheater at White River Park, Indianapolis IN %
Friday, September 9 ­Stifel Theatre, St. Louis MO %
Saturday, September 10 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK %
Tuesday, September 13 The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV %
Wednesday, September 14 Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Paso Robles CA %
Friday, September 16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA %
Saturday, September 17 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR %
Sunday, September 18 Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland OR %

* w/ Bodega
# Metric, Interpol, Spoon
% w/ Interpol, The Goon Sax

Spoon Online
Official Site

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