Animal Collective | 07/30/14

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Animal Collective will embark on a series of DJ sets this autumn with residencies in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.  

Earlier this year, Animal Collective brought their DJ set across the US. Listen to a recording of their live DJ Set at Los Globos in Los Angeles on May 31st below. 

Animal Collective DJ Set Tour Dates:
08-02 Miami, FL – Grand Central $
09-10 Philadelphia, PA – The Dolphin ^
09-12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ^
10-02 Philadelphia, PA – The Dolphin %
10-03 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl %
10-05 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall %
11-12 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall %
11-13 Philadelphia, PA – The Dolphin %
11-14 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl %

$ DJ set featuring Animal Collective members Deakin and Avey Tare
^ DJ set featuring Animal Collective members Geologist and Deakin
% DJ set featuring Animal Collective members Geologist, Deakin, and Avey Tare



Real Estate | 07/30/14

Image: Had To Hear

On August 25th Real Estate will release new single ‘Had To Hear’ as a special limited-edition orange-colored vinyl 7”, backed with their new b-side, a cover of The Nerves’ ‘Paper Dolls,’ recorded in Chicago during the Atlas recording session. 

The band has also shared the official music video for ‘Had To Hear’, shot while on tour in Mexico City this June and directed by Richard Law. Watch it HERE

‘Had To Hear’ is from Real Estate's latest LP,  Atlas, which landed the band on Late Show with David Letterman, earned their third straight Pitchfork Best New Music and has appeared on numerous ‘Best of 2014 Thus Far’ lists. Following an appearance at Green Man Festival next month, the band will return to the UK in October, culminating in their biggest UK show to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 29th. Tickets are on sale now.


Pre-order ‘Had to Hear’ now exclusively through Dom Mart HERE . Atlas is available on CD (WIGCD320), LP (WIGLP320) and as a digital download (WIG320D). Order through Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

Real Estate will be playing the following dates this year:


1st: San Francisco, CA, Amoeba Music (instore)

1st: San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore

2nd: Sonoma, CA, Gundlach-Bundschu Winery

3rd: Santa Cruz, CA, Catalyst Atrium

4th:  Sacramento, CA, Harlow’s*

5th: Big Sur, CA, Woodist Festival

9th: Gothenburg, SWE, Way Out West

10th: Helsinki, FIN, Flow Festival

12th: Lecce, IT, Contronatura Festival

14th: St Malo, FR, La Route du Rock Festival

16th: Biddinghuizen, NE, Lowlands

17th: Brecon Beacons, UK, Green Man Festival

23rd: Los Angeles, CA, FYF Festival


1st: Seattle, WA, Bumpershoot Festival

6th: Richmond, VA, Fall Line Festiva

18th: Asheville, NC, Orange Peel

19th: Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle

20th: Athens, GA, 40 Watt

21st: Birmingham, AL, Bottletree

22nd: New Orleans,LA, One Eyed Jacks

24th: Louisville, KY, Zanzabar

25th: Champagne, IL,Pygmalion Festival

26th: Cincinnati, OH, Midpoint Music Festival

27th: Frederick, MD, Flying Dog Brewery


1st: Pittsburgh, PA, Altar Bar

2nd: New York, NY, Terminal 5

5th: Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Festival

11th:Mexico City, MX, Corona Capital Festival

12th:Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Festival

20th: Cambridge, UK, Junction 2 (TICKETS)

21st: Liverpool, UK, Kazimier (TICKETS)

22nd: Dublin, IRE, O2 Academy (TICKETS)

24th: Birmingham, UK,The Institute (TICKETS)

25th: Leeds, UK, Brudenell Social Club (TICKETS)

26th: Newcastle, UK, Riverside (TICKETS)                                

28th: Brighton, UK, Komedia (TICKETS)

29th: London, UK, Shepherds Bush Empire (TICKETS)


22nd: Santiago, Chile, Primavera Fauna Festival



The Kills | 07/14/14

Image: The Kills by Dana Yavin

Following a full summer of worldwide festivals and select shows supporting Jack White, The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys, The Kills will return to North America for a West Coast run this Fall. With headlining shows in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco the band will also join Queens of the Stone Age for a performance in Los Angeles. See all dates below. Tickets for their headlining shows will go on sale on this Friday.
Jamie and Alison will play a short set at The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party, Oct. 21 at Terminal 5 in New York, an evening of art and entertainment in tribute to photographer and film maker Robert Frank, which also features performances by Billy Bragg, Alec Soth and Joe Purdy. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
The band are currently in the studio working on their fifth album, but have been busy also exploring their other passion - visual arts. In June, Jamie opened "Echo Home", an exhibit of his photographic work at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York. Click here to his see some of his images featured on Du Jour.  Several of Alison's original paintings on paper, canvas and fabric art were included in “Push It,” a 21-person group show devoted to female artists at ArtNowNY in April. Click here to learn more about the exhibit and see some of the paintings featured in the New York Times T Magazine. 
The Kills Fall Tour Dates

10-21 New York, NY - Terminal 5 - The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party
10-26 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
10-27 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
10-28 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10-29 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
10-31 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum*

*with Queens of the Stone Age



Blood Orange | 07/09/14

Image: Blood Orange High Street

Devonté Hynes – aka Blood Orange – released his sophomore album Cupid Deluxe to critical acclaim last year. Today, he releases a new music video for Cupid Deluxe's grime-inspired track, "High Street" featuring British rapper, Skepta. Click HERE to watch the video exclusively via


Subsequent to the release of Cupid Deluxe, Hynes has quickly established himself as one of the most prolific musicians, songwriters, and producers in contemporary music: Cupid Deluxe earned recognition from both NPR Music and Pitchfork in their Top 50 Albums of the Year compilations. Known as "2014's answer to Lou Reed" according to GQ, 2014 has undoubtedly been the year of Devonté Hynes.

Blood Orange's partnership with SSENSE is part of the international online retailer's series of bi-weekly music-based videos, a project that has seen collaborations between established artists and creatives from every corner of the industry. So far, SSENSE has premiered videos for artists like Sky Ferreira, Hercules & Love Affair, and Henry Krinkle. In their most recent release, Maryam L'Ange directed Chloë Sevigny in a noir-inspired fashion film featuring music by electronica three-piece, Eaux. Every video allows viewers to shop the fashion featured on screen, while Blood Orange and Skepta's "High Street" offers an exclusive preview of the upcoming Fall season.

Cupid Deluxe is available for download via iTunes here, and you can order a physical copy of the release via Dom Mart, here. Blood Orange will also be completing his summer festival tour at events like at Lollapalooza in the US and Way Out West in Sweden, and will be headlining Central Park Summerstage in NYC in August.

Watch the video for "High Street" on SSENSE here.

Blood Orange live dates:

30/07/14              Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

01/08/14              Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

7-9/08/14            Sweden, Gothenburg, Way Out West Festival

16/08/14              New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage

24/08/14              Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest



White Lung | 07/08/14

Image: White Lung In Your Home video still

Fresh from touring Australia and New Zealand, White Lung are poised to release new single ‘In Your Home’ on August 25th before tearing up North America with a string of live dates once again. Mish Way explains the video:

“This video was created by Justin Gradin and Ben Jacques. Justin has done all our album art since our first LP so ‘In Your Home’ is funny, demented and uncomfortable, it's perfect. The star of the video is my dear friend Christina Kenton who pushes the baby cart and smiles at the end. She's an incredible artist herself. This video is filled with people way more talented than the four of us.”


Watch the new video for ‘In Your Home’ below.


Deep Fantasy is their third full length and proves White Lung to be every bit as confrontational as before, but it appears that Vancouver’s hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit have opened their sound up just enough to draw listeners in:

“I wanted it to sound more like a rock record than a punk record. I didn't want to lose any of the speed and aggression that we have, but I wanted more melodies,” says Way, “But it's still a really hard record.”

Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics.  Guitarist Kenneth William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Anne-Marie Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.

Mish compiled a playlist: ‘Songs That Inspired Deep Fantasy’, listen  HERE

Deep Fantasy is available to buy now from Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE


White Lung Live Dates:



22nd: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA

23rd: Church On York, Los Angeles, CA

25th-27th: Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan


2nd: Great Scott, Boston, MA

3rd: Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY

4th: DC9, Washington, DC

6th: Hopscotch Festival, Raleigh, NC

7th: The Atlantic, Gainesville, FL (w/Merchandise)

8th: 529, Atlanta, GA

9th: The End, Nashville, TN

10th: Subterranean, Chicago, IL

13th: Basilica Soundscape , Hudson, NY



Austra | 07/03/14

Image: Austra Hul

Toronto-based Austra have shared a video for Hulluu, directed by Zeesy Powers and featuring choreography and dancing from Emily Law

Hulluu is the last track on Habitat, a brand-new four-track EP which is out now. Order the limited-edition hand-numbered 12" here from Austra or download from iTunes

Katie Stelmanis from Austra said the following about the video:


I knew that I wanted the video for Hulluu to focus on movement. I've known Emily since I was 12 and she is the best dancer/waacker in Toronto so I definitely wanted her to be a part of it. Zeesy is a super-talented artist who I used to live with and collaborate with all the time making soundtracks for her performance art pieces (and who was actually the one to encourage me to start performing my own music in the first place). I thought it would be cool to work together again. We used a green screen and filmed Emily dancing to the track for about 4 hours.

In director Powers' words: "The spirit self is unleashed in the nightclub in your mind. The beat hits and time stops, speeds up, slows down. On the dance floor do you compete with others or only yourself? True freedom fills the body with what we have been, are, and could be. Shedding psychic bodies reveals the person always there. Move."



The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella and Sasquatch and have upcoming festivals in Canada and Europe including a show at Oval Space in London on 10th July. The band has also announced North American dates supporting Broken Bells. Full dates are below.


“'Habitat' is an old song that we've waited almost three years to release," says the band's Katie Stelmanis. "It didn't seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks.There's a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian."

Austra tour dates:

07-03 Pontevedra, ES - Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa

07-05 Vilanova I La Geltru, ES - Vida Festival

07-10 London, UK - Oval Space

07-11 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Music Festival

07-14 Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival

07-16 Dombirth, AT – Conrad Sohm

07-17 Bologna, IT – Vicolo Bolognetti Covo Club

07-18 Ancona, IT – Spilla Festival

07-19 Ivrea, IT - A Night Like This Festival

07-26 San Sebastian, ES – Jazzaldia

08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival

08-15 Basel, CH – Kaserne

09-04 Leipzig, DE - Taubchenthal

09-05 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival

09-06 Gdansk, PL – Soundrive Festival

09-14 Austin, TX – Stargayzer Festival

10-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *

10-25 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *

10-28 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium *

*w/ Broken Bells



Archie Bronson Outfit | 07/03/14

Image: ABO In White Relief

Archie Bronson Outfit have announced details of the release of a new single. In White Relief is released on Domino on Monday 25th August 2014.

The single, taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was released in May of this year, was recorded in their home-town of Bath during the album sessions.

Commenting on the single, Arp Cleveland of the band said, ” hi-fi sci-fi lo-fi low-lifes vertical lifting diagonal shifting hollering wallowing love wins I'm in simmering shivering bone shakes hip breaks skeletal grooves mental moves. Death defying love uniting bongo bangs bong-a-thon.”

The single will be accompanied by a video directed by Aiice Cohen who has previously directed videos for Maria Minerva and Majical Cloudz. Watch it HERE.

Also, having recently played a short UK tour, culminating in a sold-out show at London’s Islington Assembly Rooms, the band head out across Europe over the summer to play a number of festivals and gigs. The full list of shows is as follows:

The list of dates is as follows:


4th                     Vilanoa I la Geltru                               Vida Festival

7th                     Montreux                                             The Rock Cave

19th                   Herk De Stad                                       Rock Herk Festival

20th                   Southwold                                            Latitude



8th                     Castelbuono, Sicily                              Ypsigrock

30th                   Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset                End of the Road Festival



13th                   Stravanger                                           Tou Scene



Your Friend | 07/01/14

Image: Your Friend - Bangs

Jekyll/Hyde is the debut EP by Your Friend, the moniker of Taryn Blake Miller, which was released in April. The six tracks that make up the EP were honed during a whirlwind few months that saw Miller graduate from playing house shows to bigger venues.

Watch a live performance of ‘Bangs' recently recorded in New York City while performing several shows at Northside Festival. Listen to the EP version below as well and purchase it on CD and LP through the Domino Mart.

In addition to having recently been profiled as one of NPR Music’s 100 Great Discoveries at SXSW 2014 and chosen as one of SPIN’s 5 Best New Artists, Your Friend launches her U.S. tour tonight in Denver, CO supporting Courtney Barnett in addition to headlining dates:

07-01 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge %
07-02 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge %
07-03 Boise, ID - The Crux
07-04 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club %
07-05 Seattle, WA - LoFi Performance Gallery
07-06 Portland, OR - Valentines
07-08 Reno, NV - Holland Project
07-10 Oakland, CA - The Night Light
07-11 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg HiFi
07-12 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
0713 Phoenix, AZ - Trunkspace

% supporting Courtney Barnett



Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 06/24/14

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Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks are announcing their first west coast tour in support of their debut album, Enter the Slasher House, out now.

In addition to their previously announced festival appearances at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL and their debut hometown performance at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, CA they’ve been announced as part of the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY. The newly announced headlining dates includes stops in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. All dates are below.

Watch the videos for Enter the Slasher House lead single ‘Little Fang’ here as well as 'Strange Colores' below

Head over to The Creators Project for behind-the-scenes photos from the ‘Little Fang’ video shoot and an in-depth interview with director Abby Portner here.

07-18 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-19 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07-22 Philadelpha, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
07-23 Washington D.C - U Street Music Hall
08-23 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
08-24 San Francisco, CA- Great American Music Hall
08-25 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium
08-27 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
08-28 Seattle, WA - Neumos
08-29 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret 



Arctic Monkeys | 06/23/14

Image: Arctic Monkeys - Press Shot

Arctic Monkeys have added another leg to their arena, festival and amphitheater tour of North America. The band will return in September and October for a string of dates with stops in Missouri, Arizona, Texas and New Orleans’ Voodoo Festival.

 The band, who currently have TWO singles from their award-winning album AM in the top ten alternative charts recently unveiled a new Focus Creeps-directed video for “Snap Out Of It.”  PRESS HERE to watch.

 As the second single from AM, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” sneaks up the radio charts on the heels of its chart topping predecessor  “Do I Wanna Know?” the band continue their globe-conquering tour schedule.

 All tour dates below. See for on-sale dates.

All Tour Dates (New dates in bold):
June 24       Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at White River State Park *
June 25       Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 30        Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
August 1     Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 1-3  Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
August 6      San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre (Sold Out)
August 7      Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Arena (Sold Out)
August 8      San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
August 10   Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley  Music Festival
August 11    Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater (Sold Out)
August 12     Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater (Sold Out)
August 30    Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom Festival
August 31    Calgary, AB @ X Fest
Sep 3           Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
Se p4           Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sep 5           Kansas City, MO @ Sporting Park (KRBZ Beach Ball)

Sep 6           St Louis, MO @ Loufest
Oct 25         Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
Oct 28         Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
Oct 29         Grand Praire, TX @ Verizon Theater  
Oct 30         Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavillion
Oct 31         New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival

 *White Denim support

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