Destroyer Shares “Cover From the Sun” from ‘ken,’ Out Friday

Ahead of this Friday’s release of Destroyer’s twelfth album ken, Dan Bejar is sharing one final preview from the release that Record Collector has already called “a luxury item, one of the most vital pieces of hand luggage on our hero’s journey.”

Listen to Destroyer’s “Cover From the Sun” now –

Cover From the Sun” is replete with a lead guitar, tambourine, and live drums, while a sprightly Bejar delivers lines of a blonde Che Guevara and Shakespeare in the park. Needless to say, the song should twist all presupposed theories you may have had about ken after listening to the previously released “Tinseltown Swimming in Blood” and “Sky’s Grey.”

ken is available on CD, LP, and via digital outlets. A limited deluxe edition of the LP pressed on opaque yellow vinyl includes a bonus 7-inch containing solo acoustic versions of the album tracks “A Light Travels Down the Catwalk” and “Stay Lost.” Both the standard and deluxe versions of the LP include a lyric insert and download card.

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A full band incarnation of Destroyer will begin their European tour in mid-November, with their London date on December 7th. Full dates below.

Destroyer Tour Dates:
Nov 12 Hamburg, DE – Kampnagel
Nov 13 Aarhus, DK – Voxhall
Nov 14 Oslo, NO – John Dee
Nov 15 Stockholm, SE – Fasching
Nov 16 Copenhagen, DK – Vega
Nov 17 Berlin, DE – Festsaal Kreuzberg
Nov 18 Munich, DE – Ampere / Muffatwerk
Nov 19 Dusseldorf, DE – New Fall Festival
Nov 21 Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
Nov 22 Montpellier, FR – Le Rockstore
Nov 23 San Sebastián, ES – Teatro Victoria Eugenia
Nov 24 Lisbon, PT – Mexefest
Nov 25 Madrid, ES – Teatro Barcelo
Nov 26 Valencia, ES – La Rambleta
Nov 27 Barcelona, ES – Sala Bikini
Nov 29 Lille, FR – L’Aeronef
Nov 30 Brighton, UK – Patterns
Dec 01 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Dec 03 Dublin, IE – Button Factory
Dec 05 Glasgow, UK – CCA (270)
Dec 06 Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
Dec 07 London, UK – Scala
Dec 08 Paris, FR – Petit Bain
Dec 09 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord
Dec 10 Brussels, BE – Botanique Brussels
Jan 10 Portland, OR – The Wonder Ballroom
Jan 11 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jan 12 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
Jan 13 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Jan 15 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Jan 16 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Jan 17 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Jan 18 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Jan 20 Chicago, IL – Metro
Jan 21 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Jan 22 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jan 23 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Jan 24 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Jan 26 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Jan 27 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Jan 28 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Jan 29 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
Jan 30 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Jan 31 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Feb 01 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Feb 02 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Feb 03 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Feb 05 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Feb 06 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Feb 07 Boise, ID – Olympic Venue
Feb 08 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Feb 09 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom

Japanese Breakfast Releases “The Body Is A Blade” Video

Today, is your lucky day. Why, you ask? Well because Japanese Breakfast has released a music video for “The Body Is A Blade,” taken from the critically acclaimed album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, out now.

The video sees Michelle Zauner on director’s duty again, with frequent collaborator Adam Kolodny as the cinematographer. Zauner states that she sought inspiration for this video by searching through old photographs in her family home; “I’ve always loved the way old photographs look. For this video I spent a lot of time searching family albums for sets of old photographs to animate.”

We get a peek behind the veil of Japanese Breakfast’s already personal music in a visceral and affecting way; single camera shots of Zauner are juxtaposed by beautiful and poignant old family photographs of her parents and especially her mother.

“I wanted this video to commemorate my mother who died three years ago today”, she continues, “It felt fitting for the song to create a really personal mixed media piece, almost like a moving scrapbook.”

Japanese Breakfast has also announced 2018 tour dates with Jay Som and Hand Habits. All dates below.

Stream and/or Purchase Soft Sounds From Another Planet:

Japanese Breakfast Tour Dates
10/21 – Bristol, GB @ Simple Things Festival
10/23 – Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
10/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Hakken
10/25 – Berlin, DE @ Badenhouse
10/26 – Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label
10/27 – Gent, BE @ NEST
10/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling
11/2 – Brighton, GB @ The Joker *SOLD OUT*
11/3 – Manchester, GB @ Soup Kitchen *SOLD OUT*
11/4 – Edinburgh, GB @ The Mash House
11/5 – Glasgow, GB @ The Hug and Pint
11/6 – Leeds, GB @ Headrow House
11/7 – London, GB @ The Dome Tufnell Park *SOLD OUT*
2/15 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^
2/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore ^
2/17 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (Sabertooth Festival) ^
2/19 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project ^
2/23 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s ^
2/24 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse ^

^ w/ Jay Som and Hand Habits

Shame Rip Through “Concrete” Live

Filmed at Off The Cuff in Herne Hill (South London), this raucous live video exhibits shame’s ferocious live performance. The clip was premiered by Beat Magazine who said, “Londoners Shame are a force to be reckoned with…As you can see Steen’s snarlingly visceral delivery really takes on a life of it’s own live – his attitude is pure eat or be eaten.”

shame play London’s Scala this Wednesday October 18th (their biggest gig to date). They’ve also got a full run of dates (on both sides of the pond). Check ’em out below. Get thee to the gig.

Stream and/or Purchase Shame’s “Concrete”:

shame tour dates
10/18/17 London, UK – Scala
10/24/17 Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
11/02/17 Reykjavik, IS – Iceland Airwaves
11/03/17 Reykjavik, IS – Iceland Airwaves
11/04/17 Reykjavik, IS – Iceland Airwaves
11/05/17 Reykjavik, IS – Iceland Airwaves
11/06/17 Reykjavik, IS – Iceland Airwaves
11/10/17 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
11/12/17 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA w/ Dark Blue
11/13/17 Washington, DC – DC9
11/15/17 New York, NY – Home Sweet Home
11/16/17 Allston, MA – Great Scott
11/17/17 Montreal, QC – M for Montreal
11/18/17 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
11/19/17 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
11/20/17 Arden, DE – Arden Gild Hall w/ Ought
12/01/17 Paris, FR – Point Ephemeral
12/03/17 Frankfurt, DE – Zoom w/ GURR
12/04/17 Heidelberg, DE – Halle 02 Club w/ GURR
12/06/17 Cologne, DE – Gebaude 9 w/ GURR
12/07/17 Munster, DE – Gleis 22 w/ GURR
12/08/17 Essen, DE – Hotel Shanghai w/ GURR
12/09/17 Dresden, DE – Grove Station w/ GURR
12/11/17 Hannover, DE – Bei Chez Heinz w/ GURR
12/12/17 Bremen, DE – Lagerhaus w/ GURR
12/13/17 Hamburg, DE – Knust w/ GURR
12/14/17 Braunschweig, DE – Eule w/ GURR
12/15/17 Rostok, DE – Helgas Stadtpalast w/ GURR
12/16/17 Berlin, DE – Festaal Kreuzberg w/ GURR
02/02/18 Adelaide, AU – Hart’s Mill
02/03/18 Melbourne, AU – Footscray Community Arts Centre
02/04/18 Sydney, AU – Sydney College of the Arts
02/10/18 Brisbane, AU – Brisbane Showgrounds
02/11/18 Fremantle, AU – Esplanade Reserve and West End

Alex Lahey Releases Debut Album, ‘I Love You Like A Brother’

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Alex Lahey has the uncanny ability to make you feel seen, truly seen, even though she’s a complete stranger. What can we say? She gets it. Her songs are anthemic, blunt, and pack a buzz somewhere between a caffeine rush and the feeling you get when you see your crush. Her debut album, I Love You Like A Brother, is out now.

That means you could click play and ride off on a wave of pop chords so big your feet won’t touch the ground. What’s more, she’s touring the states this fall & winter. Scroll down to see a full list of stops.

Alex Lahey Tour Dates
Tue. Oct. 26 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Witloofbar
Fri. Oct. 27 – Rotterdam, NL @ V11
Mon. Oct. 30 – Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
Tue. Oct. 31 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Musikclub
Wed. Nov. 1 – Berlin, DE @ Privat Club
Wed. Nov. 3 – Munich, DE @ Kranhalle
Sat. Nov. 4 – Stuttgart, DE @ Keller Klub
Sun. Nov. 5 – Fribourg, DE @ Espace culturel Le Nouveau Monde
Mon. Nov. 6 – Paris, FR @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire
Wed. Nov. 8 – London, UK @ Boston Music Room
Tue. Nov. 9 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
Fri. Nov. 10 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sat. Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Sun. Nov. 12 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Wed. Nov. 15 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Thu. Nov. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri. Nov. 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Sun. Nov. 19 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Wed. Nov. 22 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel – Underground
Fri. Nov. 24 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Sat. Nov. 25th – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Wed. Nov. 29 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Thu. Nov. 30 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Sat. Dec. 2 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
Sun. Dec. 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Tue. Dec. 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Wed. Dec. 6 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Fri. Dec. 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sat.Dec. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Mon. Dec. 11 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Tue. Dec. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
Wed. Dec. 13 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey

Dead Oceans Welcomes Tom Rogerson: Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno ‘Finding Shore’ out December 8th

Dead Oceans is happy to welcome the pianist Tom Rogerson to the roster. His elegant and evocative debut, Finding Shore, a 13-track collaboration that began after Rogerson met Brian Eno outside the toilets after a gig, arrives December 8th.

Finding Shore is the sound of Rogerson distilling the essence of what he does after a protracted musical journey from childhood until now. He took the traditional route of music lessons and learning notation before starting composing “properly”. As a 17-year-old he had the odd contrast of being taught by the composer Harrison Birtwistle but also working as lounge pianist in a dilapidated hotel in Peterborough.

He spent some time in New York playing jazz, recording with Reid Anderson of The Bad Plus, and had a successful career with post-rock group Three Trapped Tigers, yet however enjoyable that experience was, he admits it was “definitely a diversionary tactic”. Everything seemed to be an escape from the classical world or, as Rogerson himself puts it, “falling out of my ivory tower very slowly”.

Upon meeting Eno, the pair didn’t speak about music at all, but bonded over their roots in the Suffolk town of Woodbridge, located on the strange flat landscape of Eastern England, all heathland, military testing sites, estuary mud and the site of the ancient Sutton Hoo ship burial.

Eno’s influence on Finding Shore began by enabling Rogerson to overcome his fear of committing any one piece to its own album. As a way to open Rogerson up, Eno suggested they try experimenting with the Piano Bar, an obscure piece of Moog gear that works by using infrared beams focused on each piano key; these are then broken as the keys are played, transforming the piano’s note into a midi signal that can then be used to trigger or generate new, digital sound. As Rogerson improvised at the piano, Eno improvised with the midi signal to create a unique piece of music.

The chance meeting with Eno and subsequent conversation about the Suffolk landscape did find its way into Finding Shore.

“I do totally hear it, I’ll listen and think ‘oh that sounds like the bells at Woodbridge, that’s the birds, the wind rustling in the reeds’. I think it permeates my music, and Brian’s ambient records. That ‘is it organic or is it electronic thing’ is so interesting”.

Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno
Finding Shore
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Finding Shore tracklist
1. Idea of Order at Kyson Point
2. Motion in Field
3. On-ness
4. March Away
5. Eastern Stack
6. Minor Rift
7. The Gabbard
8. Red Slip
9. Quoit Blue
10. Marsh Chorus
11. An Iken Loop
12. Chain Home
13. Rest

Tom Rogerson Online

Tom Rogerson is set to play Mirror’s Festival this October. Purchase tickets here:


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Concrete by Shame

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Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno
Finding Shore