4/20/2018

Tom Misch @ Observatory 4/19







All photos taken by Martin Worster
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Jorja Smith @ Observatory 4/19










All photos taken by Martin Worster

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4/19/2018

RON GALLO @ Constellation Room 4/19








w/ The Nude Party and Twen







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Lykke Li announces new album 'so sad so sexy', single 'deep end' & track 'hard rain'

LYKKE LI ANNOUNCES FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM
'so sad so sexy'
OUT JUNE 8 VIA RCA RECORDS

SINGLE “DEEP END” + TRACK “HARD RAIN” AVAILABLE NOW
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PHOTO CREDIT: CHLOE LE DREZEN

Los Angeles based, Swedish vocalist, producer, and songwriter Lykke Li today releases new single “deep end” and additional track “hard rain.” The songs mark the long-awaited coming of so sad so sexy, Lykke Li’s fourth full-length album and follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed I Never Learn, due June 8th via RCA Records, her first release with the label.

so sad so sexy is available for pre-order now including the album’s lead single, “deep end,” produced by Jeff Bhasker, Malay, and T-Minus and “hard rain,” produced by Rostam Batmanglij.

Listen to ‘deep end’ – www.fanlink.to/deepend
Listen to ‘hard rain’ – www.fanlink.to/hardrain

Since the release of her debut EP Little Bit in 2008, Lykke Li has become an iconic staple of the indie-pop world with a decade spanning career. With three celebrated studio albums, Lykke received critical raves from “Best Album of the Year” nods from the likes of The New York Times and Rolling Stone to performing at the world’s most revered music festivals including Glastonbury and Coachella.

Prior to recording this album, Lykke was busy nurturing liv, her love-child with Andrew Wyatt, Björn Yttling, Pontus Winnberg and Jeff Bhasker, which allowed this collective a mutual creative outlet.  Outside of music, Lykke Li is a partner in YOLA Mezcal - a brand created in collaboration with her friends Gina Correll Aglietti (chef and stylist) and Yola Jimenez (activist and Mexican entrepreneur), who the mezcal is named after. In addition, she starred in Terrance Malik’s 2017 film Song to Song alongside Ryan Gosling.

This summer, Lykke will be performing at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend Festival in Belfast, All Points East in London, Chicago’s Lollapalooza and more. Visit lykkeli.com for schedule.

so sad so sexy Tracklist:
01 hard rain                               

02 deep end                               

03 two nights (feat. Aminé)                             

04 last piece                                        

05 jaguars in the air                    

06 sex money feelings die           

07 so sad so sexy                        

08 better alone                          

09 bad woman                            

10 utopia
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Half Waif unveils 'Lavender' album stream, out 4/27 via Cascine

HALF WAIF UNVEILS LAVENDER ALBUM STREAM

TOUR DATES WITH JAPANESE BREAKFAST AND HOVVDY 

LAVENDER OUT 4/27 VIA CASCINE

Photo Credit: Tonje Thilesen

LISTEN TO LAVENDER VIA 

Today, Half Waif has unveiled the album stream for Lavender, their anticipated new album. NPR, who premiered the stream today as a First Listen, is saying "Plunkett writes songs that travel profoundly inward - asking questions about who we are and how we relate to each other - over beds of electronic instrumentation that expand and recede like ocean tides;" and that "across its 12 tracks, Lavender shows Plunkett coming to terms with the reality that pain is often an important intermediary to wisdom, that a little unraveling can help let the light in." Lavender is available for
pre-order now and due out on April 27th via Cascine.

Half Waif is hitting the road later this month in support of Lavender, on a tour that includes spring dates with Hovvdy and summer dates with Japanese Breakfast.

TOUR DATES:
4/25 - Washington, DC @ DC9^
4/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle^
4/27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right^
4/28 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott^
4/29 - Montreal, QC @ Vitrola^
5/1 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel^
5/2 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar^
5/3 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen^
5/4 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency^
5/6 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge^
5/7 - Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court^
5/9 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project^
5/10 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall^
5/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
5/13 - Arcosanti, AZ  @ FORM Arcosanti
5/15 - Dallas, TX @ City Tavern^
5/16 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Jr.^
6/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall *
6/15 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre *
6/16 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room *
6/17 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar *
6/19 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's
6/20 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston

^ w/ Hovvdy
* w/ Japanese Breakfast

ABOUT HALF WAIF:
Half Waif began in 2012 as a vehicle for the thoughts, stories and songs of Nandi Rose Plunkett. Since then, alongside bandmates Adan Carlo and Zack Levine, Half Waif has created a powerful sound that's designed to be both immediate and experimental - song structures that shift and interlock underneath swells of synth, surges of percussion and undulating melodies upon which ride waves of intricate vocals. Lyrically, Half Waif traverses complex emotional landscapes. Influenced by Nandi's Williamstown, Massachusetts, upbringing as the daughter of an Indian refugee mother and an American father of Irish/Swiss descent, Half Waif's songs are forever searching to understand what it means to be truly "home."

In the span of three years, Half Waif have self-released two EPs and two albums, with 2016'sProbable Depths garnering the attention of the worldwide music media, including NPR singling out the track 'Turn Me Around' and Pitchfork awarding it their coveted Best New Track distinction. In 2017, Half Waif joined the Cascine family to release their widely acclaimed form/a EP - a collection of mood-driven songs that expand on the project's exploration of place-making. That same year, Cascine reissued Probable Depths, giving the album its first ever vinyl pressing. Half Waif spent the bulk of the year on near-constant tour supporting Julien Baker, Iron & Wine, Mitski and Land of Talk, while also headlining runs in America and Europe.

2018 will see Half Waif release their newest album, Lavender. Opening a new era for the project, this album expands upon themes of travel and leaving home to include connections Nandi forged with the women in her family. About Lavender she shared:

"Lavender is so named for my grandmother Asha - a nod to the lavender she would pluck from her garden and boil in a pot on the stove. The first time I noticed her doing this, it struck me as a kind of magic: the small black cauldron bubbling with a piece of the earth. She did it to make the house smell good. I believe it was also a ritual of purification, clearing out any shadows that may have tried to creep into the old English home she'd lived in, alone, for fifty years.

When I wrote and recorded Lavender, my grandmother was alive, and though she wasn't ill at the time of her sudden death in September, it was obvious her life - after 95 years - was drawing to a close. As a result, themes of aging and collapse are all over this album. It is an elegy to time, the pilgrimages we take, and the ultimate slow plod towards our end. It is an examination of the way we fracture, inside ourselves and inside our relationships - the fissures that creep along the structures we build, the tendency towards disintegration.

We face many endings in our lives, on the path toward that unfathomable yet omnipresent ultimate Ending. Break-ups and divorces, marriages and the estrangement of the self, hard times and bittersweet relief, steep precipices that rise up beyond our control over and over again. These endings are markers of time and growth, small personal apocalypses that pockmark our days. And yet there is more to come when the terror subsides; even the night itself - that great darkness - must end and give way to new light. Lavender is a talisman to hold in the midst of that uncertainty, to heal and remind ourselves that it's not over. It's not ending yet."

Lavender was co-produced by David Tolomei and mastered by Heba Kadry. It launches April 27, 2018 on Cascine. 

 

HALF WAIF
LAVENDER
CASCINE
APRIL 27, 2018

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Hundred Waters share new song / short documentary



Hundred Waters have just released a new song "Mushroom Cloud," culled from the same prolific sessions that yielded their most recent album Communicating. The new song lands between the Los Angeles trio's pair of Coachella performances, where they are headlining the Sonora stage 10:00pm PST Saturday night. Listen to "Mushroom Cloud" at the links below


https://youtu.be/8AfeKK36oiI


http://smarturl.it/MushroomCloud




Concurrent with the new single the band have shared a short film by Jennifer Medina and Ben Mullinkosson documenting Hundred Waters' Nicole Miglis and Trayer Tryon's six year musical and personal journey, filmed during the lead-up to the three-month tour in support of Communicating. Check it out here:


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The Tallest Man On Earth Releases Second Song "Somewhere In The Mountains, Somewhere In New York"

The Tallest Man On Earth Releases Second Song
"Somewhere In The Mountains, Somewhere In New York"
via NPR

From Five Part Series:
When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground
 
Photo credit: Kristian Matsson

Touring North America This Fall

April 19, 2018 -- The Tallest Man On Earth has just released the newest song from his five part series, When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground. The new original studio recording, "Somewhere In The Mountains, Somewhere In New York", is released via Rivers / Birds Records through AWAL / Kobalt Recordings, and accompanied by a video episode directed by Kristian Matsson. NPR proclaimed, "for all his stated love of imperfections, Matsson's actual performance is a thing of refined and impeccable beauty: A dreamily melancholy wonder, 'Somewhere in the Mountains, Somewhere in New York' works equally well played or as a more finely crafted studio recording."

Speaking to NPR, Mattson says:
For most of my career, I've written songs and saved them up in notebooks and voice memos. I'd record some of those songs, and then wait a half a year for them to be released. It all seemed very separate and compartmentalized and that's always struck me as a bit unnatural. Even though they were abstract and maybe naive, they came from reacting to things happening around me in the moment.

Of course what those moments are change as we get older and so does how we process them. "Somewhere In The Mountains, Somewhere In New York" is about learning more and more about gratitude for positive things in life, big and small, and how to accept life's changing nature, to snap out of fear of change and new challenges. But there are moments when being reasonable is not on the map; "I don't want this to happen, please". This is a song that is a snapshot of a moment like that and was written and recorded in just a couple of hours.

Listen to "Somewhere In The Mountains, Somewhere In New York" HERE  
Watch Video Episode for "Somewhere In The Mountains, Somewhere In New York" HERE


A year ago Matsson began pursuing a vision, though he wasn't quite sure what it was. Something about making music but getting away from the cycle of having to record a dozen songs and then wait almost a year for them to come out. Something too about making his own videos, an expansion on a long time interest in photography and filmmaking. What came to be was A Light In Demos. Songs were recorded quickly, almost entirely on camera. Songs and videos were developed simultaneously at an unreasonable pace, which gave way to a frenetic energy that Matsson found exhilarating. The Light In Demos helped pave the way for When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground, which expands on the original concept by changing it in a few major ways. This time around songs will also be recorded in the studio allowing them to be properly mixed and mastered, additionally the songs will be released on their own and available wherever you listen to music.

The Tallest Man On Earth is venturing on the When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground Tour in support of the project. The solo shows will take place in select cities worldwide, a complete list of dates is below.

4/20 -- Fort Collins, CO -- Washington's
4/21 -- Boulder, CO -- Bluebird Music Festival @ Macky Auditorium
9/21 -- Dortmund, DE -- Konzerthaus
9/22 -- Berlin, DE -- Funkhaus
9/24 -- London, UK -- Union Chapel
9/25 -- London, UK -- Union Chapel
9/27 -- Antwerp, BE -- DeRoma
9/30 -- Rotterdam, NL -- Rotterdamse Schouwburg
10/1 -- Amsterdam, NL -- Duif
10/2 -- Amsterdam, NL -- Duif
10/3 -- Groningen, NL -- De Stadsschouwburg
10/4 -- Copenhagen, DK -- Bremen
10/6 -- Stockholm, SE -- Berwardhallen
10/7 -- Goteborg, SE -- Draken
10/8 -- Oslo, NO -- Folketeateret
11/9 -- Washington, DC -- Lincoln Theatre
11/10 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Union Transfer
11/11 -- Boston, MA -- Berklee Performance Center
11/12 -- Northampton, MA -- Academy of Music Theatre
11/13 -- Montreal, QC -- MTELUS
11/15 -- Toronto, ON -- Queen Elizabeth Theater
11/16 -- Holland, MI -- Hope College
11/17 -- Chicago, IL -- Thalia Hall
11/18 -- Chicago, IL -- Thalia Hall
11/19 -- Eau Claire, WI -- RCU Theatre
11/23 -- Vancouver, BC -- Chan Centre For The Performing Arts
11/24 -- Seattle, WA -- Neptune
11/25 -- Portland, OR -- Revolution Hall
11/27 -- San Francisco, CA -- Herbst Theatre
11/29 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Cathedral Sanctuary

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Yuno to release Moodie, his Sub Pop debut on June 15th, 2018 + shares new single “Why For”

Yuno to release Moodie
his Sub Pop debut on June 15th, 2018
Photo credit: Yuno
Shares new single “Why For”
YouTube: https://youtu.be/blUImbQcY_0
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IZk1BG
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Hu6GV5

Jacksonville’s Yuno will release Moodie, his first-ever collection of songs, worldwide through Sub Pop on June 15th, 2018. The six-song effort features the breakout single “No Going Back” along with standouts “Fall In Love” and today’s latest offering, the official video for “Why For.”  Moodie was written, performed, and produced by Yuno.

Yuno, who directed “Why For,” had this to say, "The video is kind of a visual representation of what I felt while creating the song. A collage of memories, drifting through different moods and trying to figure out a way to make it all make sense [watch here].”
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Moodie is now available for preorder on CD/LP/CS/DL from Sub Pop. LP preorders throughmegamart.subpop.com and select independent retailerswill receive the limited Loser edition on pink vinyl.

Yuno will support Moodie with his previously announced first-ever U.S. live performances supporting Twin Shadow, beginning April 20th in San Francisco at Popscene and ends May 2nd in Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg.  Additional live dates to be announced soon.

Apr. 20 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene
Apr. 21 - Berkeley, CA - Amoeba Records instore performance / 2pm
Apr. 22 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Apr. 23 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile Cafe
Apr. 27 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
May 02 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Courtney Barnett Shares New Track "City Looks Pretty"

COURTNEY BARNETT SHARES NEW TRACK
“CITY LOOKS PRETTY” 


RECORD STORE DAY 12” AVAILABLE APRIL 21

TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL OUT MAY 18TH ON MOM+POP / MARATHON ARTISTS / MILK! RECORDS

Photo Credit: Pooneh Ghana

“A ripping guitar masterclass” - Stereogum

“Savagely clever” – Pitchfork

Today Courtney Barnett shares "City Looks Pretty," the third single from her highly anticipated album Tell Me How You Really Feel.

Following on from the focused fury of "Nameless, Faceless" and the gorgeously contemplative "Need a Little Time," the new single takes Barnett in an entirely different direction. "City Looks Pretty" has Barnett experimenting with new song structures while delivering one of her most exhilarating guitar performances to date. It's metronomic drive and squealing lead guitar provide the remarkable sonic foundation from which Barnett sings a melodic exploration of friendship, place and home – “friends treat you like a stranger," Barnett sings, “And strangers treat you like their best friend." You can stream or purchase the track today.

A Record Store day release of “City Looks Pretty” will be available on April 21st, with the 12” double A side also featuring the beautiful “Sunday Roast,” also taken from the forthcoming record.

To celebrate the release of Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett has announced her biggest Australian tour to date, taking in shows at The Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Festival Hall amongst others. These Australian shows will follow a 3-month global tour taking in iconic venues and festivals through North America, Europe, and the UK.

Tell Me How You Really Feel will be released on May 18th via Mom+Pop, Marathon Artists + Barnett’s own label Milk! Records.

UPCOMING SHOWS
4/29 - Fort Worth, TX at Fortress Festival (tix)
5/4 - Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees Festival (tix)
5/6 - San Francisco, CA at August Hall (SOLD OUT) &
5/10 - Los Angeles, CA at The Sanctuary at Pico Union (SOLD OUT) &
5/12 - Acrosanti, AZ at Form Festival (tix)
5/14 - Austin, TX at Saengerrunde Hall (SOLD OUT) **
5/16 - Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer (SOLD OUT) %
5/19 - New York, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT) %
5/21 - Chicago, IL at Preston Bradley Hall at Tiffany Dome (SOLD OUT) ^^
5/25 - Belfast at BBC’s Biggest Weekend (tix)
5/29 - Leeds at O2 Academy (tix) +
5/30 - Brussels at Ancienne Belgique (tix) +
5/31 - Utrecht at Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda (tix) +
6/2 - Glasgow at Barrowlands (tix) +
6/3 - London at All Points East Festival (tix)
6/4 - Manchester at Academy (tix) +
6/5 - Bristol at O2 Academy (tix) +
6/6 - London at Roundhouse (tix) +
6/9 - Paris at Bataclan (tix) +
6/10 - Luxembourg at Den Atelier (tix) +
6/11 - Berlin at Astra Kulturhaus (tix) +
6/13 - Cologne at Live Music Hall (tix) +
7/6 - Winnipeg, MB at Winnipeg Folk Festival (tix)
7/7 - Des Moines, IA at 80/35 Festival (tix)
7/9 - Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall (tix) ^
7/10 - Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT) ^
7/11 - Ottawa, ON at Ottawa Blues Festival (tix)
7/12 - North Adams, MA at MASS MoCA (tix) ^
7/14 - Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall (tix) ^
7/15 - Louisville, KY at Forecastle Festival (tix)
7/17 - St. Louis, MO at The Pageant (tix) ^
7/18 - Kansas City, MO at Truman (tix) ^
7/20 - Chicago, IL at Pitchfork Music Festival (tix)
7/21 - Minneapolis, MN at Surly Brewing Festival Field (tix) ~#
7/22 - Edmonton, AB at Intersteller Rodeo (tix)
7/24 - Washington DC at The Anthem (tix) ^#
7/25 - Brooklyn, NY at Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park (tix) ^#
7/26 - Portland, ME at State Theatre (tix) #
7/28 - Newport, RI at Newport Folk Festival (SOLD OUT)
9/29 - Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre (tix) ++
10/2 - Phoenix, AZ at The Van Buren (tix) ++
10/3 - San Diego, CA at The Observatory North Park (tix) ++
10/5 - Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre (tix) ++
10/8 - Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre (tix) ++
10/10 - Vancouver, BC at Vogue Theatre (tix) ++
10/12 - Portland, OR at Crystal Ballroom (tix) ++
10/17 - Milwaukee, WI at Pabst Theater (tix) ++
10/21 - Boston, MA at House of Blues (tix) ++
10/23 - Philadelphia, PA at The Fillmore (tix)
10/25 - Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works (tix)
10/27 - Austin, TX at Stubb's (tix)

& with Jay Som
** with Molly Burch
% with Palehound
^^ with LALA LALA
+ with Loose Tooth
^ with Vagabon
~ with Big Thief
# with Julien Baker
++ with Waxahatchee



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