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Slowdive Announce More US Tour Dates, Watch NPR Music’s Field Recording

NPR Music took Slowdive to a retro shuffleboard parlor while they were in NYC this May. In a setting Wes Anderson would be proud of they did a gorgeous, shimmering take of “Sugar For The Pill” off their self-titled LP. Released last month, Slowdive is one of the best-reviewed albums of the year so far. Following a sold out North American tour in advance of its release, the band are announcing a return to the continent in the fall, to perform in cities both new and old. Prior to that, they’ll be appearing at FYF Fest in Los Angeles on July 21st. Watch the NPR Music Field Recording above and check out their full list of dates below.


Watch Slowdive’s NPR Music Field Recording
http://n.pr/2s3U0tC


Stream Slowdive
https://slowdive.lnk.to/slowdive


Slowdive Tour Dates (New dates in bold)
Fri. June 16 – Sun. June 18 – Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby
Sat. July 1 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
Thurs. July 6 – Trencin, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival
Fri. July 7 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
Sun. July 9 – Six Four Les Plages, France@ Pointu Festival
Fri. July 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Fri. July 28- South Korea @ Valley Rock Festival
Sun. July 30 – Tahar Shi, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
Sat. Aug. 19 – Trondheim, Norway @ Pstereo Festival
Fri. 25 Aug. – Switzerland @ Nox Orae Festival
Sat. Aug. 27 – Paris, France @ Rock En Seine Festival
Thu. Aug. 31 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Sat. Sept. 2 – Milano, Italy @ Un Altro Festival
Thu. Sept. 7 – Tel Aviv, Israel @ Barby Club
Fri. Sept. 15 – Sat. 16 Sept. – Angers, France @ Levitation Fest
Sun. Sept. 17 – Birmingham, UK @ Beyond the Tracks Festival
Fri. Sept. 29 – Dortmund, Germany @Way Back When Festival
Sat. Sept. 30 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ DR Koncerthuset
Mon. Oct. 2 – Warsaw, Poland – @ Palladium
Tues. Oct. 3 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s
Weds. Oct. 4 – Hamburg, Germany @Uebel & Gefaehrlich
Fri. Oct. 6 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Sat. Oct. 7 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
Mon. Oct. 9 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC
Tues. Oct. 10 – Manchester, UK @Albert Hall
Weds. Oct. 11 – Leeds, UK @ Town Hall
Fri. Oct. 13 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
Mon. Oct. 23 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore
Wed. Oct. 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
Thu. Oct. 26 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sat. Oct. 28 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Wed. Nov. 1 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden
Sat. Nov. 4 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
Sun. Nov. 5 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Tue. Nov. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Wed. Nov. 8 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Thu. Nov. 9 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Hall
Fri. Nov. 10 – Toronto, ON @ CANADA @ Massey Hall
Sat. Nov. 11 – New Haven, CT @ College St Music Hall
Sun. Nov. 12 – New York City, NY @ Terminal 5
Tue. Nov. 14 – Boston,MA @ Paradise
Wed. Nov. 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu. Nov. 16 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head
Fri. Nov. 17 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

Tickets available from www.slowdiveofficial.com/


Praise for Slowdive

“A precise and altogether gorgeous showcase of their peerless ability at production, mood, and songcraft.” – Pitchfork [Best New Music]

“Listening to Slowdive is like watching the sunrise and sunset at once — an awe-inspiring chorus of the galaxy.” – NPR Music

“Slowdive carries all the right baggage from the band’s past, but the album leaves no question about the direction they’re traveling in. They’re carrying this sound towards the future.” – Stereogum

“Throughout Slowdive, the band use foggy images and slippery transitions as a soothing sort of déjà vu—you feel like you’ve been here before, even though you obviously haven’t.” – SPIN [SPIN Essential]

“With this self-titled record, their first in 22 years, Slowdive definitively prove that some bands have enough creative juice to get back together and make some incredible music.” – Vulture

“The result is as beautiful and stilling as ever.” – AV Club

“Dreamy vocals, thick melancholia, heavy guitar treatments. And ‘Slomo,’ the opening track, is a goddamn minor miracle. Welcome back, shoegaze friends.” – Newsweek

Shame Sign to Dead Oceans, Share “Visa Vulture”

We’re ecstatic to welcome Shame to the fold. “Our music is about wanting to provoke something,” says Charlie Steen, 19-year-old lead singer of London’s most talked-about young band. “It’s not about standing onstage and singing pretty love songs. It’s about confrontation, energy, adrenaline and anarchy.” Since starting out as school boys, this five-piece band has become notorious for stealing every stage with the outrageous, jaw-dropping performances that have become the Shame signature.

Ardent fans will be familiar with song and it’s sentiment – “Visa Vulture” is a tongue-in-cheek ode to Theresa May, a darkly comical and raw take on the tense political climate. The refrain “won’t you let me stay”, is used to chilling effect. “We wrote Visa Vulture when May was only Home Secretary and we’re happy to make it widely available on the eve of probably the most important election we’ll ever vote in as a rallying cry, a wish that we’ll never have to pen another Tory bashing song for at least another 5 years come June 8th”, says the band.

As always, with their music and live shows alike, provocation is used as a tool for discussion.

Having already cemented themselves as a must-see live act, Shame have an impressive run of dates. Summer festival dates include Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Latitude, Green Man and End of the Road, with autumn club shows slated for October. Shame will play their biggest headline London show to date at the Scala. See full dates below.

Shame are: Charlie Steen (vocals), Sean Coyle-Smith (guitar), Eddie Green (guitar), Josh Finerty (bass), Charlie Forbes (drums)


Listen to ‘Visa Vulture’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yztNOX0H8HE
Listen to ‘Tasteless’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpi4V1bUEzM&t=52s
Listen to ‘Gold Hole’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYOqO-zJzho
Listen to ‘The Lick’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1TQXYl8_f0


Shame Tour Dates:

09/06/17 – Nimes, This is Not A Love Song
10/07/17 – Paris, We Love Green
15/06/17 – Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock
23/06/17 – Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival
29/06/17 – Roskilde, Roskilde Festival
30/06/17 – Vilanova, Vida Festival
01/07/17 – Cleremont – Ferrand, Europavox Festival
13/07/17 – Carhaix, Veilles Charrues
14/07/17 – Southwold, Latitude Festival
15/07/17 – Tonsburg, Slotsfjell
22/07/17 – Neon, Paleo Festival
28/07/17 – Carbourg, Carboug Mon Amour
29/07/17 – Lowther, Kendall Calling
05/08/17 – London, Visions Festival
08/08/17 – Rees-Haldern, Haldern Pop
11/08/17 – Kent, Leefest
12/08/17 – Oslo, Oya Festival
17/08/17 – Trondheim, Pstereo Festival
18/08/17 – Bigginghuizen, Lowlands Festival
19/08/17 – Haselt, Pukklepop
20/08/17 – Brecon Beacans, Green Man Festival
26/08/17 – Reading, Reading Festival
27/08/17 – Leeds, Leeds Festival
03/09/17 – Salisbury, End of the Road
02 – 06/09/17 – Reykjavik, Iceland Airwaves
09/10/17 – Bristol, Louisiana
10/10/17 – Leeds, The Lending Room
11/10/17 – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
12/10/17 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
13/10/17 – Liverpool, Buyer’s Club
14/10/17 – Dublin, Workman’s Club
18/10/17 – London, Scala
23/10/17 – Hamburg, Molotow Sky Bar
24/10/17 – Copenhagen, Loppen
25/10/17 – Beling, Musik & Frieden
26/10/17 – Cologne, Underground


Shame online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shamebanduk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shamebanduk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shamebanduk
Website: https://shamebanduk.bandcamp.com/

Phoebe Bridgers Signs To Dead Oceans; Debut Album Coming Soon

“2017’s Best New Artist Might Just Be Phoebe Bridgers” – NPR MUSIC

We’re incredibly pleased to welcome Phoebe Bridgers to the Dead Oceans family. The debut album by the Los Angeles-based songwriter will be released later this year.

The 22 year-old Bridgers’ released her recent single, “Smoke Signals” – a breathtaking track that manages effortlessly to be a wounded love song as well as a five-and-a-half minute kiss-off to a generally cataclysmic 2016 – in early January, and in turn drew high praise from outlets including NPR Music, Billboard, NYLON, Stereogum, and The Los Angeles Times, among others. A video of her performing a stripped-down version of the song, filmed in Austin, TX, during SXSW for NPR Music’s ‘South X Lullaby’ series, can also be seen here: https://n.pr/2mTH4pR. Writing songs since age 11, Bridgers spent her teenage years performing at open mic nights and busking throughout her hometown before recording a debut three-song single, “Killer,” with Ryan Adams in his L.A. studio. “Killer” was released on Adams’ Pax-Am label in spring of 2015.

Listen to/purchase “Smoke Signals”: https://phoebebridgers.lnk.to/smokesignals

Bridgers has spent much of the past 12 months on the road with artists including Ryan Adams, Julien Baker, and Conor Oberst, with whom she’ll tour again in North America this September. The tour will begin on September 1st in Bellingham, WA and run throughout the northern U.S. and into Canada before wrapping up on the 17th in Bloomington, IL. First, she will head overseas for a June 28th show supporting Whitney in Paris, FR, as well as two headlining shows of her own on July 4th in Amsterdam, NL and July 5th in London, UK. A current itinerary is below.

More news on Bridgers’ debut album will be announced soon.

Phoebe Bridgers tour dates:

June 28 Paris, FR @ Cafe de la Danse*
July 4 Amsterdam, NL @ Theatre De Roode bioscoop
July 5 London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church
Sept. 1 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo**
Sept. 3 Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Aphitheatre
Sept. 5 Billings, MT @ Pub Station Ballroom**
Sept. 7 St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre**
Sept. 8 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre**
Sept. 9 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre**
Sept. 10 Kalamazoo, MI @ State Theatre**
Sept. 12 Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre**
Sept. 13 Toronto, ONT @ Danforth Music Hall**
Sept. 14 Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall at Babeville**
Sept. 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall**
Sept. 16 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre**
Sept. 17 Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre**
* supporting Whitney
** supporting Conor Oberst

Follow Phoebe:
www.phoebefuckingbridgers.com
www.facebook.com/phoebebridgers
www.twitter.com/phoebe_bridgers

Kevin Morby Shares “1234,” Chats with NPR Music

Photo: Ebru Yildiz / Brooklyn Vegan

Yesterday, Kevin Morby hopped on the phone for a quick chat with NPR Music’s Bob Boilen to discuss “1234,” one of the more unusual songs off his forthcoming record, City Music (out 6/16). The chat about the short-and-sweet homage references the obvious name-drop of the Ramones, and how the song is a perfectly and condensed sentiment within the context of City Music. The album is a love letter to New York, its denizens and all their private and personal melodramas, and all the similar stories that reverberate in other cities across the world.

And believe us when we say that “1234” is an utterly catchy and wonderfully fitting tribute to the feeling of walking through city streets abuzz with energy, every corner packed full of stories.

Listen to “1234”:

Listen to Kevin & Bob’s Conversation on All Songs Considered:
http://bit.ly/morby1234

City Music was also named Vinyl Me, Please‘s Record of the Month, which means the vinyl subscription service’s 20k+ subscribers will have an opportunity to get a limited edition, white/orange tie-dye vinyl accompanied by a 12-page lyric booklet and a 12×12 art print by Robbie Simon.

Also, Kevin has included another special treat for those who pre-order City Music directly from Dead Oceans. Since the record reflects upon the cities Kevin has visited and loved, Dead Oceans pre-orders will include “A Guide To The Cities That Inspired City Music,” a pamphlet that points to his favorite locations in Kansas City, New York City, and Porto, three locations especially close to his heart.

Finally, Kevin’s European tour begins tonight with a performance at Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Last week, Kevin debuted his new songs for a sold out crowd at Bowery Ballroom in NYC, check out a review and photos here. Coming soon to a city near you.

Kevin Morby Tour Dates:
Thu. June 1 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Sat. June 3 – London, UK @ Field Day
Thu. June 8 – Sun. June 11 – Manchester TN @ Bonnaroo
Fri. June 23 – Sun. June 25 – North Adams MA @ Solid Sound Festival
Tue. June 27 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Wed. June 28 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Thu. June 29 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
Sat. July 1 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
Sun. July 2 – Berlin, DE @ Quasimodo
Mon. July 3 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
Tue. July 4 – Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
Wed. July 5 – Düdingen, DE @ Bad Bonn
Thu. July 6 – Belfort, FR @ Eurockeennes
Fri. July 7 – Soliera/Modena, IT @ Artivive
Sun. July 9 – Brugge, BE @ Cactusfestival
Sun. July 9 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso (9pm)
Tue. July 11 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
Thu. July 13 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
Sat. July 15 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
Sun. July 16 – Southwold, UK @ Latitude
Fri. July 28 – Newport RI @ Newport Folk Festival
Mon. Aug. 21 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Tue. Aug 22 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Thu. Aug 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Fri. Aug 25 – Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artey
Sat. Aug 26 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
Mon. Aug 28 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
Tue. Aug 29 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Thu. Aug 31 – Spring Green, WI @ Shitty Barn
Fri. Sep 1 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Sat. Sep 2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Sun. Sep 3 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Mon. Sep 4 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PBD
Fri. Sep 8 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Thu. Sep 7 – Sun. Sep 10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
Wed. Sep 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Fri. Sep 15 – Dallas, TX @ Sundown at Granada
Sat. Sep 16 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Mon. Sep 18 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
Tue. Sep 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Thu. Sep 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Fri. Sep 22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
Sun. Sep 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Tue. Nov. 7 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
Wed. Nov. 8 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Thu. Nov. 9 – Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
Sun. Nov. 12 – Köln, DE @ Luxor
Wed. Nov. 15 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
Fri. Nov. 17 – Ravenna, IT @ Bronson
Sat. Nov. 18 – Rome, IT @ Monk
Sun. Nov. 19 – Milan, IT @ Serraglio
Tue. Nov. 21 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
Wed. Nov. 22 – Rouen, FR @ Le 106

Japanese Breakfast Announces New Album, ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’, Out July 14th

Pre-Order Soft Sounds From Another Planet :: https://japanesebreakfast.lnk.to/softsounds

A swirl of wind folds into a spoken-word intro, moves into autotune 80s pop bliss, and caps off with a sulty saxophone solo. This shape-shifting single, titled “Machinist”, is the delectable first taste of Soft Sounds From Another Planet, the new album from Japanese Breakfast out July 14th (you can pre-order it here).

The follow up to Japanese Breakfast’s critically acclaimed debut is a work of self-reflection that looks out at the cosmos in search of healing, finding inspiration in science fiction, outer space, and the Mars One Project. This influence is most apparent in the video for “Machinist,” Michelle Zauner’s fourth music video collaboration with House of Nod’s Adam Kolodny.

Video director, Zauner says “the song is a sci-fi narrative about a woman who falls in love with a robot. In the video she hallucinates on rocket fuel and tears apart her spaceship in an attempt to build a body for her robot lover,” while director of photography, Adam Kolodny, says they “were inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, 2046, and The Fifth Element.”

Japanese Breakfast is currently on tour with Slowdive and has upcoming dates with Tegan and Sara, (Sandy) Alex G and Cende. All dates at the bottom of the post.

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“The title Soft Sounds From Another Planet alludes to the promise of something that may or may not be there. Like a hope in something more. The songs are about human resilience and the strength it takes to claw out of the darkest of spaces.”

Michelle Zauner wrote the debut Japanese Breakfast album in the weeks after her mother died of cancer, thinking she would quit music entirely once it was done. That wasn’t the case. When Psychopomp was released to acclaim in 2016, she was forced to confront her grief. Zauner would find find herself reliving traumatic memories multiple times a day during interviews, trying to remain composed while discussing the most painful experience of her life. Her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, is a transmutation of mourning, a reflection that turns back on the cosmos in search of healing.

“I want to be a woman of regimen,” Zauner sings over a burbling synth on the album’s opening track “Diving Woman.” This serves as Zauner’s mission statement: stick to the routine lest you get derailed, don’t cling to the past, don’t descend. In fact, ascend to the stars; Zauner found artistic solace removed from Earth, in outer space and science fiction. “I used the theme as a means to disassociate from trauma,” she explains. “Space used as a place of fantasy.”

And yet, Soft Sounds From Another Planet isn’t a concept album. Over the course of 12 tracks, Zauner explores an expansive thematic universe, a cohesive outpouring of unlike parts structured to create a galaxy of her own design.

With help from co-producer Craig Hendrix (who also co-produced Little Big League’s debut) and Jorge Elbrecht, (Ariel Pink, Tamaryn) who mixed the album, Zauner recontextualizes her bedroom pop beginnings, expanding and maturing her sound. The sheer massiveness of the big room production on Soft Sounds From Another Planet introduces listeners to a new Japanese Breakfast. Zauner’s familiar, capacious voice will serve as their guide.

“Your body is a blade that moves while your brain is writhing,” she sings. “Knuckled under pain you mourn but your blood is flowing.” There’s discernible pain in the phrasing, Zauner recognizing limitation, a lack of control, but then subverting the feeling, creating her own musical language for confronting trauma. Where Psychopomp introduced the world to Japanese Breakfast, Soft Sounds dives deeper. It builds space where there is none, and suggests that in the face of tragedy, we find ways to keep on living.

Watch The Official Video For “Machinist” ::

Soft Sounds From Another Planet
1. Diving Woman
2. Road Head
3. Machinist
4. Planetary Ambience
5. Soft Sounds From Another Planet
6. Boyish
7. 12 Steps
8. Jimmy Fallon Big
9. Body Is A Blade
10. Till Death
11. This House
12. Here Come The Tubular Bells

Japanese Breakfast Tour Dates:
5/5 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall ~
5/6 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia Theatre ~
5/7 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~
5/8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ~
5/9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ~
6/2 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
6/3 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
6/4 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room) *
6/6 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) *
6/7 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *
6/9 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
6/10 – Austin, TX @ The Parish *
6/11 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
6/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
6/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex *
6/16 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *
6/17 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
6/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
6/20 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
6/21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
6/22 – Portland, OR @ Holocene *
6/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
6/25 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
6/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
6/28 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
6/29 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness *
6/30 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s *
7/1 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
7/2 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground *
7/4 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB *
7/5 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
7/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
7/7 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
7/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
7/27 – Halifax, NS @ Rebecca Cohn Auditorium ^
7/28 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre ^
7/29 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom ^
7/31 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ^
8/2 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater ^

~ w/ Slowdive
* w/ (Sandy) Alex G & Cende
^ w/ Tegan & Sara

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