LISTEN // Bleached Present New Single, “Sour Candy,” And Making Of ‘Welcome The Worms’ Mini-Documentary

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Los Angeles shredders BleachedJen Clavin (vocals, guitar), Jessie Clavin (guitar) and Micayla Grace (bass) – embrace the darker side of life with their ambitious new rock album, Welcome The Worms, out next month via Dead Oceans. Recorded at Sunset Sound with renowned producer and engineer Joe Chiccarelli and co-producer Carlos de la Garza, who helped the band perfect their fervent pop songs into fearlessly big pop melodies, Welcome The Worms presents a smarter, heavier, emotionally deeper Bleached while keeping the band’s origins of cheeky, California-punk in the forefront. Watch the band’s making of video below, and check out Welcome The Worms’ highlight “Sour Candy,” an effortless hit sure to stick in your head for days!

 

 

 

Bleached’s Welcome The Worms is out April 1st. The band kicks off their North American tour this Friday in Las Vegas at Neon Reverb Festival and then heads into a packed SXSW before taking their show all over the country. Also, beginning tomorrow, get your hands on some fresh Bleached Emojis via the Apple app store!   

 

Pre-order Welcome The Worms:

via Dead Oceans // iTunes // Amazon

Support your local independent record store

Bleached Tour Dates:

Fri. March 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse (Neon Reverb Festival)

Mon. March 14 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda – The AV Club – 8pm

Wed. March 16 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas – She Shreds – 4:30pm

Thu. March 17 – Austin, TX @ Red Eyed Fly – Another Planet – 2:30pm

Thu. March 17 – Austin, TX @ Cedar St. Courtyard – FLOODfest – 9pm

Thu. March 17 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda – 12am

Fri. March 18 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s – SPIN – 1:30pm

Sat. March 19 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk – Fun Fun Fun Fest SXSW – 12:30pm

Sat. March 19 – Austin, TX @ The Gatsby – Pandora – 4pm

Sun. March 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger/Burger Hangover Festival

Thu. March 24 – Fayetteville, AR @ On The Map Festival

Tue. March 29 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones *

Wed. March 30 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah*

Sat. April 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*

Sun. April 3 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace *

Mon. April 4 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder*

Tue. April 5 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s *

Wed. April 6 – Dallas, TX @ Three Link*

Fri. April 8 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt*

Sat. April 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn*

Mon. April 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *

Wed. April 13 – Washington, DC @ DC9*

Thu. April 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas *

Fri. April 15 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott*

Sat. April 16 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz POB*

Sun. April 17 – Toronto, ON @ Garrison*

Mon. April 18 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place *

Wed. April 20 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness*

Thu. April 21 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch*

Fri. April 22 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle*

Sat. April 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*

Mon. April 25 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*

Tue. April 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*

Thu. April 28 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret*

Fri. April 29 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza*

Sat. April 30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*

Mon. May 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill*

Wed. May 4 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room*

Thu. May 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom*

Tue. May 17 – Manchester, UK @ Gulivers

Wed. May 18 – London, UK @ Moth Club

Thu. May 19 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival @ Horatios

Fri. May 20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

Sat. May 21 – Eindhoven, NL @ Stroomhuis

Tue. May 24 – Lille, FR @ Aeronof

Wed. May 25 – Everux, FR @ Abordage

Thu. May 26 – Metz, FR @ BAM

Fri. May 27 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum

Sat. May 28 – Antwerp, BL @ Het Bos

Mon. May 30 – Zurich, SW @ Eldorado

Sat. July 16-Sun. July 17 – Kansas City, KS @ Children’s Mercy Park – KRBZ Buzz Beach Ball 2016

 

* with No Parents

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Mitski Announces ‘Puberty 2’ Out June 17th On Dead Oceans

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Ask Mitski Miyawaki about happiness and she’ll warn you: “Happiness fucks you.” It’s a lesson that’s been present in her work for years, but never so powerfully as on Mitski’s newest album, Puberty 2. “Happiness is up, sadness is down, but one’s almost more destructive than the other,” she says. “When you realize you can’t have one without the other, it’s possible to spend periods of happiness just waiting for that other wave.” On Puberty 2, that tension is palpable: a both beautiful and brutal romantic hinterland, in which a fierce new voice hits a brave new stride.

 

The follow-up to 2014’s Bury Me At Makeout Creek, Puberty 2 picks up where its predecessor left off. “It’s kind of a two parter,” explains Mitski, “It’s similar in sound, but a direct growth from that record.” Musically, there are subtle evolutions: electronic drum machines pulse throughout beneath Pixies-ish guitars, while saxophone lights up its opening track. “I had a certain confidence this time. I knew what I wanted, knew what I was doing and wasn’t afraid to do things that some people may not like.

 

In terms of message though, the 25-year-old cuts the same defiant, feminist figure on Puberty 2 that has previously won her acclaim. Born in Japan, Mitski grew up surrounded by her father’s Smithsonian folk recordings and mother’s 1970s Japanese pop CDs in a family that moved frequently: she spent stints in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaysia, China and Turkey among other countries before coming to New York to study composition at SUNY Purchase. She reflects now on feeling “half Japanese, half American but not fully either” – a feeling she confronts on clever debut single, “Your Best American Girl” – a super-sized punk-rock number where she “hammed up the tropes” to deconstruct and poke fun at that genre’s surplus of white males. “I wanted to use those white-American-guy stereotypes as a Japanese girl who can’t fit in, who can never be an American girl,” she explains.

 

Sadness is awful and happiness is exhausting in the world of Mitski. The effect of Puberty 2, however, is a stark opposite: invigorating, inspiring and beautiful.

 

Puberty 2 is out June 17th on Dead Oceans, and available for pre-order now. All iTunes pre-orders come with an instant grat download of “Your Best American Girl.Mitski and band will play SXSW and tour all over in the months to come. The live band will be a three-piece: Mitski (bass/vocals), Callan Dwan (guitar) and Casey Weissbuch (drums). Dates are below.

 

Preorder Puberty 2 now:

 

Puberty 2 Tracklisting:
Happy
Dan the Dancer
Once More To See You
Fireworks
Your Best American Girl
I Bet on Losing Dogs
My Body’s Made of Crushed Little Stars
Thursday Girl
A Loving Feeling
Crack Baby
A Burning Hill

Mitski Tour Dates:
(more info and tix here)

Sat. March 12 – McAllen, TX @ Galax Z Fair V at Yerberia

Wed. March 16 – Austin, TX @ Hype Hotel – YVYNYL x S&S x Hype Machine — 3pm

Thu. March 17 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda – Secretly Label Group Showcase – 10pm

Fri. March 18 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda – Pitchfork Day Party – 12:40pm

Fri. March 18 – Austin, TX @ PEN – Portals SXSW 2016 – 6:30pm — solo show

Fri. March 18 – Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall – Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2

– 9:30pm

Sat. March 19 – Austin, TX @ Studium – She Shreds x Punctum Records Presents – 5:30pm

Sun. April 17 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique – solo show

Tues. April 19 – London, UK @ Birthdays – solo show

Thu. April 21 – Paris, FR @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire w/ Twin Peaks) – solo show

Sat. April 23 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Basement – solo show

Mon. June 20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Wed. June 22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Thu. June 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

Fri. June 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA

Sat. June 25 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

Sun. June 26 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook

Tue. June 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade: Purgatory

Wed. June 29 – Birmingham, AL @ The Syndicate Lounge

Fri. July 1 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown

Sat. July 2 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder

Sun. July 3 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links

Tue. July 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge

Wed. July 6 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room

Thu. July 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Fri. July 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill

Sat. July 9 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club

Mon. July 11 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater

Tue. July 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt

Wed. July 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Fri. July 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

Sat. July 16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Tue. July 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

Wed. July 20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Fri. July 22 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

Sat. July 23 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

RECORD STORE DAY // Ryley Walker Announces Release Of ‘Cannots’ With Charles Rumback

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On April 16th, Ryley Walker will release a Record Store Day full-length recorded with Charles Rumback titled, Cannots.

 

Fellow denizens of Chicago, IL, Rumback (drums, organ) and Walker (acoustic and electric guitar, piano, bells) laid down Cannots during two short sessions, a month apart, overseen by Brian J. Sulpizio. Each player’s schedule was too hectic ahead of these sessions to allow any time to discuss the direction of the record, so what you hear was wholly improvised on the spot. The results maybe recall the legendary jams of Sandy Bull and Billy Higgins, perhaps the soundtrack work of Ry Cooder, or Neil Young circa Dead Man…whatever you hear there is an undeniably magical chemistry at play.

Ryley Walker‘s already had a full year – and it’s not even March. His passport got stamped in Bosnia, Macedonia, Croatia (for the first time no less) on his Central & Eastern European tour. On his inaugural Australian tour, Walker opened for Joanna Newsom at the Sydney Opera House. While in Glasgow, Walker played two sold out Bert Jansch tribute shows alongside legends such as Robert Plant, Jacqui Mcshee, Archie Fisher, Graham Coxon and Ben Watt. Walker’s currently touring as a duo with Danny Thompson (Pentangle, Nick Drake, Talk Talk) and will open for Deer Tick once he returns stateside.

 

Cannots is available in limited edition, electric-blue vinyl, featuring cover art by Adam F Scott(adamscottstudio.com), and will be released by Dead Oceans on Record Store Day 2016. Full list of dates below.

   

RYLEY WALKER TOUR DATES

*new dates in bold* 

Thurs. Feb. 25 – Liverpool, UK @ Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic &

Fri. Feb. 26 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club & 

Sat. Feb. 27 – Farndale, North Yorkshire, UK @ The Band Room &

Sun. Feb. 28 – Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall &

Mon. Feb. 29 – London, UK @ Bush Hall &

Thurs. March 10 – Sat. March 12 – Chicago, IL @ Levitation Chicago – Thalia Hall

Sun. April 3 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall †

Tue. April 5 – St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill †

Wed. April 6 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Music Fest – The Mill †

Thur. April 7 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music †

Fri. April 8 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre †

Sat. April 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club †

Mon. April 11 – Boulder, CO @ Bluebird Theatre †

Tue. April 12 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up †

Wed. April 13 – Santa Fe, NM @ MEOW Wolf †

Fri. April 29 – Belfast, IE @ Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Sat. April 30 – Sun. May 1 – Kilkenny, IE @ Kilkenny Roots Festival

Sun. May 2 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans

Sun. June 19 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret

Fri. June 24 – Sun. June 26 – Oslo, NO @ Piknik i Parken

Sat. Aug. 6 – Sun. Aug. 7 – London, UK @ Caught By The River Thames

Thur. Aug. 18 – Sat. Aug. 20 – Praia do Tabuao, PT @ Paredes de Coura

 

& = w/ Danny Thompson

† = w/ Deer Tick

RELEASE DAY // Marlon Williams’ Self Titled Debut Is Out Today, Worldwide

Marlon Williams broke out in stride with his incredible voice and masterful stage presence in Australia and New Zealand last year surrounding the release of his debut, self-titled album. He topped off the year winning Best Male Solo Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards, where he performed new single, “Dark Child,” attended the ARIA Awards in Australia, where he was nominated for Best Blues & Roots Album, and made his morning television debut performing“Hello Miss Lonesome” on “ABC Breakfast TV” in Australia.

Today, his self titled debut LP is out via Dead Oceans!

Order Marlon Williams’ Self Title LP now:
CD, LP & ltd tan vinyl // iTunes // Amazon // Support your local independent record store

Marlon William Tour Dates:
(more info and tix here)

02/28/16 Perth, AUPerth International Arts Festival
03/05/16 Parkville, AUSMelbourne Zoo
03/06/16 Castlemaine, AU – Theatre Royal
03/09/16 Auckland, NZPowerstation
03/11/16 Mosman, AUSTaronga Zoo
03/12/16 Lone Star Valley, AUSA Festival Called Panama
03/13/16 Adelaide, AUSWOMADelaide
03/14/16 Adelaide, AUSWOMADelaide
03/15/16 Austin, TXSXSW
04/05/16 Nottingham, UK – Bodega Social Club
04/06/16 Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
04/07/16 London, UK – St. Giles In The Fields
04/08/16 Brighton, UK – The Hope And Ruin
04/11/16 Berlin, DE – Privatclub
04/12/16 Hamburg, DE – Nochtspeicher
04/13/16 Cologne, DE – YUCA
04/14/16 Paris, FR – Le Pop Up Du Label
04/15/16 Bourges, FR – Le Printemps De Bourges
04/16/16 Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
04/18/16 Dublin, IE – Whelans
04/19/16 Manchester, UK – The Night And Day Cafe
04/20/16 Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
04/21/16 Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
05/17/16 Ann Arbor, MIThe Ark *
05/18/16 Toronto, ONDanforth Music Hall *
05/20/16 New York, NYThe Town Hall *
05/21/16 Washington, DCLincoln Theatre *
05/22/16 Boston, MAWilbur Theatre *
05/24/16 Philadelphia, PAUnion Transfer *
05/26/16 Atlanta, GABuckhead Theatre *
05/27/16 New Orleans, LAThe Civic Theatre *
05/28/16 Dallas, TXThe Kessler Theatre *
05/30/16 Tucson, AZThe Rialto Theatre *
05/31/16 Los Angeles, CAThe Fonda Theatre *
06/02/16 San Francisco, CAGreat American Music Hall *
06/03/16 Portland, ORAladdin Theater *
06/04/16 Seattle, WANeptune Theatre *
06/05/16 Boise, IDEgyptian Theatre *
06/07/16 Boulder, COBoulder Theater *
06/08/16 Omaha, NESlowdown *
06/09/16 Minneapolis, MNVarsity Theater *
06/10/16 Milwaukee, WITurner Hall Ballroom *
06/11/16 Chicago, ILThalia Hall *

* w/ Sam Beam (of Iron & Wine) and Jesca Hoop

WATCH // Julianna Barwick Scores Zia Anger’s ‘I Remember Nothing,’ Watch It Here

Julianna Barwick has kept busy with a multitude of projects, performances, and more in the last year or so. Today we’re excited to share one of them with you! Julianna has written and performed the original score for director Zia Anger’s latest film, I Remember Nothing. The film follows the day in a life of a student, named Joan, who’s unaware she’s epileptic. To reflect the phases of a seizure, I Remember Nothing is structured in five sections. The cast features Lola Kirke(Mistress America, Gone Girl), Michael Cavadis (Wonder Boys, Girls), India Menuez (Up In The Air, Uncertain Terms), Adinah Dacynger (Uncertain Terms) and Poet Robert Kelly.

Julianna Barwick and Zia Anger have been collaborators for some time. She’s also directed music videos for Julianna, including the video for “One Half“. You could argue it was second nature, an “ah, of course!” moment for Zia to create a film with Julianna in mind. Here’s what Zia had to say about Julianna’s involvement,

“I wrote ‘I Remember Nothing’ knowing that Julianna would score the piece. The score was always meant to be this 6th and final piece of the main character of Joan (the other 5 being represented by on screen actresses.) When she was writing the score there was a moment where we actually sat down and I gave her direction, similar to the way I would direct actors. It was really a fascinating experience to say the least.”

 

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