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King Krule - "Flimsier"

(photo: Frank Lebon)

Stream / Download "Flimsier"

Pre-order / Pre-save 'Space Heavy' (out Friday)

Today, King Krule releases “Flimsier,” the opening track from his highly anticipated forthcoming album Space Heavy, which gets a full release this Friday. The new single comes alongside a visualizer created by Archy’s long-time collaborator and brother, Jack Marshall.

King Krule on Tour

Tickets available at

Friday, July 21 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Saturday, July 22 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sunday, July 23 Masonic, Detroit MI
Tuesday, July 25 HISTORY, Toronto ON
Wednesday, July 26 Corona Theatre, Montreal QC (SOLD OUT)
Friday, July 28 House of Blues, Boston MA
Saturday, July 29 9:30 Club, Washington DC (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, July 30 Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, August 1 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, August 2 Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
Friday, September 8 Variety, Atlanta GA
Saturday, September 9 Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville TN
Monday, September 11 White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
Tuesday, September 12 Stubbs, Austin TX
Wednesday, September 13 House of Blues, Dallas TX
Friday, September 15 Ogden, Denver CO
Saturday, September 16 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Monday, September 18 Roseland, Portland OR (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, September 19 Vogue, Vancouver BC
Wednesday, September 20 Paramount, Seattle WA
Saturday, September 23 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Sunday, September 24 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Monday, September 25 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, October 4 3Olympia, Dublin IE (SOLD OUT)
Friday, October 6 Barrowland, Glasgow UK
Saturday, October 7 Academy, Manchester UK (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 9 Eventim Apollo, London UK (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 10 Eventim Apollo, London UK
Monday, October 16 Paradiso, Amsterdam NE (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 17 Paradiso, Amsterdam NE
Wednesday, October 18 De Roma, Antwerp BE
Thursday, October 19 AB, Brussels BE
Saturday, October 21 Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne DE
Monday, October 23 Vega, Copenhagen DK (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 24 Vega, Copenhagen DK
Thursday, October 26 Columbiahalle, Berlie DE
Friday, October 27 Forum Karlin, Prague CZ
Saturday, October 28 Simm City, Vienna AT
Monday, October 30 Akvarium Club, Budapest HU
Tuesday, October 31 Kino Siska, Ljubljana SL
Wednesday, November 1 Tvornica Kultur, Zagreb CR
Friday, November 3 Les Docks, Lausanne CH
Saturday, November 4 Club to Club Festival, Turin IT
Monday, November 6 Trianon, Paris FR (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, November 7 Trianon, Paris FR

King Krule Online

Queens of the Stone Age - THE END IS NERO TOUR

(presave / preorder 'In Times New Roman...')

After a triumphant return on the battlegrounds of Boston Calling and Sonic Temple, Queens of the Stone Age have announced the details of their North American tour, which will kick off on August 3rd in Sterling Heights, MI. Queens of The Stone Age and Citi presales begin Tuesday, June 6th at 10am local time, with public onsale following Friday June 9th, 10am local time.

The east coast leg of the tour will feature support from Phantogram and The Armed. Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth will support on the mid-west and west coast dates.

'The End Is Nero' tour is an invitation from Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita and Jon Theodore to come celebrate the end of the world, which we hear is “in a month or two". They would like to encourage the obscene and the clean, the outcasts and the weirdos, and anyone and everyone in between to attend, this is where you belong. Leave your judgment at the door, bring anything and everything else.
Queens of the Stone Age on Tour (new dates in bold)

Friday, June 16 Southside Festival, Neuhausen Ob Eck DE
Saturday, June 17 Pinkpop, Landgraaf NE
Sunday, June 18 Hurricane Festival, Schnee DE
Tuesday, June 20 The Piece Hall, Halifax UK
Thursday, June 22 Dreamland, Margate UK
Friday, June 23 Cardiff Castle, Cardiff UK
Sunday, June 25 Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, UK
Wednesday, June 28 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde DK
Friday, June 30 Open’er Festival, Gdynia PO
Sunday, July 2 Rock Werchter, Werchter BE
Tuesday, July 4 Les Luits de Fourviere, Lyon FR
Wednesday, July 5 Base Recreation Pratgraussals, Albi FR
Friday, July 7 Mad Cool Festival, Madrid ES
Saturday, July 8 NOS Alive, Oeiras PT
Thursday, August 3 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Sterling Heights MI *
Friday, August 4 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Saturday, August 5 Stage AE Outdoors, Pittsburgh PA *
Monday, August 7 Hartford Healthcare Amphitheatre, Bridgeport CT *
Tuesday, August 8 TD Pavilion at the Mann, Philadelphia PA *
Wednesday, August 9 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Friday, August 11 Cross Insurance Arena, Portland ME *
Saturday, August 12 Forest Hills Stadium, Queens NY *
Tuesday, August 15 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh NC *
Wednesday, August 16 Rabbit Rabbit, Asheville NC *
Friday, August 18 Fox Theatre Atlanta GA *
Saturday, August 19 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville TN *
Saturday, September 16 Riot Fest, Chicago IL
Sunday, September 17 The Armory, Minneapolis MN **
Tuesday, September 19 Steelhouse, Omaha NE **
Wednesday, September 20 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City MO **
Friday, September 22 TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park, Indianapolis IN **
Saturday, September 23 Saint Louis Music Park, St. Louis MO **
Sunday, September 24 Louder Than Life, Louisville KY
Tuesday, September 26 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR **
Wednesday, September 27 The Criterion, Oklahoma City OK **
Friday, September 29 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver CO **
Saturday, September 30 The Great Saltair, Salt Lake City UT **
Monday, October 2 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland OR **
Tuesday, October 3 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver BC **
Wednesday, October 4 Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle WA **
Friday, October 6 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco CA **
Sunday, October 8 Aftershock, Sacramento CA

*Phantogram and The Armed support
**Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth support


Coming June 9 : DARKSIDE - 'Live At Spiral House'

photo : Jake Friedman

presave 'Live At Spiral House'
stream / purchase 'Spiral'

On June 9th, Matador will release Darkside's 'Live at Spiral House', a loose and playful collection of jams culled from weeks of rehearsals in Los Angeles last summer.

Joined by drummer and longtime collaborator Tlacael Esparza, the band took residence rehearsing and jamming after an 8-year hiatus. Jaar says: “When we decided to get the band back together with Tlac, we knew we needed a space where we could explore what that meant. After a couple of months of rehearsals, we started inviting friends and family to the space and many of these recordings share the fun and cozy spirit of that
time.” Harrington adds: "I probably played every Jerry Garcia riff I know in every key over the course of Spiral House. You'd be surprised how good China Cat Sunflower sounds on ‘Narrow Road’!"  Jed DeMoss – the artist and photographer behind both DARKSIDE album covers – documented the summer spent at Spiral House, making thesound recordings on this collection, alongside artist and videographer Will Carrà. They both collaborated on this video, which shows the band setting up Spiral House and rehearsing.

The band is currently on tour in Europe and will perform the first of two sold out shows tonight in Paris. Gigs in London and Brussels have also sold out.

In the 8 years since 'Psychic'touring ended…
Dave Harrington has been an active part of improvisational jazz communities in NYC and LA, jammed with everyone from Joe Russo to Chris Forsyth to the Master Musicians of Jajouka, released many solo and collaborative records, scored films, and has written and produced albums for multiple other artists, including an ambient album with Alanis Morissette.

Tlacael Esparza, drummer and co-founder of Sunhouse, created Sensory Percussion to bridge the gap between physical expressivity of drums and the sonic power of electronic production. Using innovative sensors and algorithms, Sensory Percussion allows computers to capture timbre nuances, revolutionizing drumming and computer communication. Esparza integrates Sensory Percussion into his drum set while jamming in DARKSIDE.

In recent years, Nicolás Jaar has focused on teaching electronic music software to non- music makers and sharing creative processes with aspiring artists, teaching at the Museum of Memory in Chile, at free.wav in Kerela, India, and his label's grant programs Ladridos (for aspiring musicians in South America) and Overtones in Los Angeles, USA.
In 2019, Nicolás established a community music studio at Dar Jacir in Bethlehem, Palestine, where his father's family originates and conducted various music workshops there and also at the Al-Rowwad Center in the Aida Refugee Camp.

Follow the band's Telegraph Channel: DARKSIDE DISPATCH

‘Live at Spiral House’ Track List

1. Liberty bell
2. Golden Arrow / The Limit
3. Freak, Go Home
4. Dream (interlude)
5. Heart Jam
6. Question is to see it all
7. Lero

Live at Spiral House Credits

Produced & Mixed by Dave Harrington & Nicolás Jaar
DARKSIDE is Dave Harrington, Nicolás Jaar, Tlacael Esparza
Recorded by Jed DeMoss, Benjamin Palmer
Mastered by Taylor Deupree at 12k Mastering
Cover Art: Jed DeMoss


Monday, June 5 Trianon, Paris France SOLD OUT
Tuesday, June 6 Trianon, Paris France SOLD OUT
Thursday, June 8 Primavera Sound, Madrid Spain}
Friday, June 9 Primavera Sound, Porto Portugal
Sunday, June 11 Bikini, Toulouse France
Monday, June 12 Les Docks, Lausanne Switzerland
Wednesday, June 14 Cirque Royale, Brussels Belgium SOLD OUT
Thursday, June 16 New Century Hall, Manchester UK
Sunday, June 18 Koko, London UK SOLD OUT
Monday, June 19 Koko, London UK SOLD OUT

Darkside online :
Darkside at Matador

Queens of the Stone Age - "Carnavoyuer" / June 15 MIDNIGHT CLUB

video by Julie Bryant

photo by Andreas Neumann

stream / download "Carnavoyeur"

(presave / preorder 'In Times New Roman...')

Still reeling from the ecstatic reaction to the recently released “Emotion Sickness,” a triumphant return that "finds them at their sinister, bar-band-on-acid best” per New York Magazine, Queens of the Stone Age now unveil “Carnavoyeur,” the latest offering from their epic eighth album, 'In Times New Roman…'

In contrast to its predecessor, “Carnavoyeur” finds QOTSA weaving more subtle shades of sinister: Mesmerizing washes of strings cascade atop the band’s trademark rock solid foundation, while Joshua Homme’s mellifluent vocals swaddle the listener with their warm and all too familiar tones of acceptance and resignation: “When there’s nothing I can do, I smile…” While the stunning, honeyed melodies of “Carnavoyeur” are undeniably, well, really pretty, this is still Queens of the Stone Age, and there’s no shortage of viscera-rumbling drums and bass or spine-chilling guitar interplay.

'In Times New Roman…' will be available across all platforms on June 16th via Matador Records. On the eve of release fans are invited to ring in the album’s release at MIDNIGHT CLUB parties taking place at record shops and pubs across 23 countries. The MIDNIGHT CLUB starts at 11pm June 15th and will feature giveaways, exclusive merch including limited edition colored vinyl, and—in a few select locations—signed merchandise and ticket giveaways. MIDNIGHT CLUB will provide the QOTSA faithful with a first chance to hear In Times New Roman… in its entirety, amongst friends, family and of course appropriate levels of bacchanalia.

Midnight Club Participating Record Stores:

Music Millenium, Portland OR
Reckless, Chicago IL
Grimey’s, Nashville TN
Rust and Wax, West Palm Beach, FL
Guestroom, Louisville KY
Tunes, NJ
Lovegarden, Lawrence KS
Repo, Philadelphia PA
Retrofit, Tallahassee FL
Permanent, Los Angeles CA
Rough Trade, New York NY
Euclid NOLA (Redeye), New Orleans
We Got the Beat (Redeye)
Rhino (Redeye)
Ear Candy, Missoula MT
Indy CD & Vinyl Indianapolis (Redeye)

Dodo Beach, Berlin
Flight 13, Freiburg
Musikladen, Salzburg (AT)

Ground Zero, Paris
Tiki Store, Lyon

Concerto Amsterdam
Velvet Leiden
Sounds Tilburg

Bilbo Leuven
Music Mania Ghent

Marilians, Madrid

Disco D’oro, Bologna
Serendeepity, Milano
Fonoteca, Napoli

Bengans, Gothenburg
Bengans, Stockholm

Sound Station, Copenhagen
Moby Disc, Odense

Queens of the Stone Age on Tour
All tickets on sale now.

Friday, June 16 Southside Festival, Neuhausen Ob Eck DE
Saturday, June 17 Pinkpop, Landgraaf NE
Sunday, June 18 Hurricane Festival, Schnee DE
Tuesday, June 20 The Piece Hall, Halifax UK
Thursday, June 22 Dreamland, Margate UK
Friday, June 23 Cardiff Castle, Cardiff UK
Sunday, June 25 Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, UK
Wednesday, June 28 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde DK
Friday, June 30 Open’er Festival, Gdynia PO
Sunday, July 2 Rock Werchter, Werchter BE
Tuesday, July 4 Les Luits de Fourviere, Lyon FR
Wednesday, July 5 Base Recreation Pratgraussals, Albi FR
Friday, July 7 Mad Cool Festival, Madrid ES
Saturday, July 8 NOS Alive, Oeiras PT
Saturday, August 12 Forest Hills Stadium, Queens NY
Saturday, September 9 The Town 2023, São Paulo BR
Sunday, September 24 Louder Than Life, Louisville KY
Sunday, October 8 Aftershock, Sacramento CA


Lucy Dacus - "Night Shift" (Live) + 'Historian' Red Vinyl Out Today

Stream / Purchase Red 'Historian' LP

Stream / Purchase 'Home Video'

Watch "Night Shift" (Official Video)

The fifth anniversary edition of Lucy Dacus' 'Historian' is out today, featuring the album's original cover artwork and pressed onto limited edition red vinyl. To accompany the release, Dacus has premiered a video of "Night Shift" recorded during the 'Home Video' tour finale at The Wiltern in Los Angeles this past November.

Producers - Brian French, Nick Jacobovich
Director - Kerry Asmussen
Shader - Justin Reid
Audio - Mike Harrison
Camera - Xavier Henslemann, Mark Johnson
Utility - Rocky Romero, Mark Burris
Livestream Producer - Ross McFarlane
Livestream Coordinator - OJ Alcaraz

Lucy Dacus Online

out today : Water From Your Eyes - 'Everyone's Crushed'

photo by Ariel Fisher

stream/purchase 'Everyone's Crushed'

Water From Your Eyes have released their new album and Matador debut ‘Everyone’s Crushed’. Across the record's 9 tracks, Rachel Brown (they/them) and Nate Amos (he/him) find silliness and fatalism dancing in a frantic lockstep, using heart palpitating rhythms and absurdist, deadpan lyrics to convey stories of personal and societal unease. Described by Brown as Water From Your Eyes’ most collaborative record ever, it’s a swollen contusion of an album: experimental pop music that’s pretty and violent, raw and indelible.

They are currently supporting Interpol throughout their UK dates. In June, they’ll embark on a run of east coast headline shows, followed in the fall by a west coast run with Melody’s Echo Chamber. The band are also confirmed for Summerstage in Central Park this July,  Way Out West, Lowlands, and Greenman Festivals across Europe in August, and Pitchfork Festival in London, Paris and Berlin this November. A complete list of upcoming dates can be found below.

Water From Your Eyes on Tour


Sunday, May 28 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK ^
Monday, May 29 O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds UK ^
Wednesday, May 31 The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh UK ^
Thursday, June 1 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol UK ^
Thursday, June 15 Bonk’s Bar, Philadelphia PA
Friday, June 16 Comet Ping Pong, Washington DC
Saturday, June 17 Static Age Records, Asheville NC
Monday, June 19 CINE, Athens GA #
Tuesday, June 20 DRKMTTR, Nashville TN #
Wednesday, June 21 Whirling Tiger, Louisville KY #
Thursday, June 22 Sleeping Village Chicago IL
Saturday, June 24 Sled Island, Calgary AB
Tuesday, June 27 The Baby G, Toronto ON
Thursday, July 20 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY !
Friday, July 28 Real Love Summer Fest, Teulon MB
Saturday, August 12 Way Out West Festival, Gothenberg SE
Friday, August 18 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuisen NL
Saturday, August 19 Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons UK
Sunday, August 20 MS Dockville Festival, Hamburg DE
Saturday, September 30 L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal QC
Saturday, October 7 The Crocodile, Seattle WA +
Monday, October 9 Rev Hall, Portland OR +
Wednesday, October 11 The Independent, San Francisco CA +
Friday, November 3 Pitchfork Festival, Berlin DE
Friday, November 10 Pitchfork Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 11 Pitchfork Festival, London UK

^ w/ Interpol
# w/ Sword II
! w/ Horsegirl, Lifeguard, Iceage

Water From Your Eyes Online

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