3/29/2013

The Deer Tracks: live across america 2013

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The Black Angels "Indigo Meadow"

The Black Angels
Indigo Meadow is now Streaming

Everyone!
Our new album, Indigo Meadow, is streaming in full on Pitchfork Advance. The stream features lyrics and images from the winners of the Indigo Meadow Instagram contest. Listen now!

Don't forget to grab the exclusive Indigo Meadow PreOrder Packages from our web store. Order from us and you'll get a download of "Don't Play with Guns" instantly. Indigo Meadow is bit.ly="" indigomeadow"="">also available for preorder on iTunes.
North American tour starts next week. Tickets are selling quickly, so grab yours now.

Austin Psych Fest is also on the horizon, and the lineup is amazing: The Moving Sidewalks, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, Os Mutantes and so many other bands we love.

Hope to see you out on the road!
- The Black Angels
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Harmony Korine A Crack-Up at the Race Riots




Harmony Korine A Crack-Up at the Race Riots, Paperback out April 16, 2013
via Drag City
A NOVEL SETTING ABOUT THE BASTARD WISHER
"It's about a race war and it happens in Florida. And the Jewish people sit in trees. And the black people are run by M.C. Hammer. And the whites are run by Vanilla Ice. I wanted to write the Great American Choose Your Own Adventure novel."  
--Harmony Korine, addressing a national television audience, 10/17/97
Back in print from Harmony Korine, A Crack-Up At the Race Riots was originally published by Mainstreet/Doubleday in 1998. Korine's first novel presents fragments of a portrait in multimedia: print, photographs, drawings, news clippings, handwriting, a poem, attempted diagrams, clip art - but mostly text, including hard-luck stories, off-and-on-color jokes, script-scraps, found letters, free rhymes, drug flashbacks and other missing scenes, exploring the world of show-biz with fingers prying in the cracks and feet set lightly in the black humours of the real ol' world.
This excretion of the danglers of public life would make William Burroughs sigh and turn the page, at least...
A Crack-Up At the Race Riots also includes some other semi/attempted/quasi lists/scripts, a few letters from Tupac and a set of eleven suicide notes with room included for your signature. So that's the book in a nutshell. I don't know, maybe you had to be there. But it has become a great cult classic and it's back in print, so be there now, what the fuck?  
Harmony Korine is the self-educated thirty-nine-year-old who wrote and directed the controversial films Trash Humpers, Mister Lonely, Julien Donkey-Boy and Gummo. His new film Spring Breakers was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Korine was raised in the carnival and lives in Tennessee with his wife and kid.
"The new heir, the man, the sweet edge of the future" - Jim Carroll, author of The Basketball Diaries
"I was struck from the very beginning that there is a totally independent & new voice in writing. I believe that [he] is a great talent as a writer" - Werner Herzog
Lists In This Book
Titles of Books I Will Write
Movies
Ten Ethnic Adolesecent Atrocities: Pictures
Books Found in Monty Clift's Basement
The Most Famous Home Movie
Bowery Boys
Rumors
Tupac Shakur's Ten Favorite Novels
Three Or Four Claims to Fame
Ethnic Atrocities: Pictures Continue
Son's Favorite Foods
ALSO AVAILABLE FROM DRAG CITY
The Collected Fanzines
DC380 Softcover Book
Trash Humpers
DC439 DVD
Mister Lonely - Music From a Film By Harmony Korine
- OST by Jason Spaceman & Sun City Girls DC360 LP/CD
Harmony Korine Online Here
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MICK HARVEY "FOUR"

MICK HARVEY
 
 
OUT JUNE 11th
 
 
 
 
Mick Harvey is excited to share with you his NEW solo album  FOUR (Acts of Love), out on Mute on June 11th, 2013. FOUR (Acts of Love) is the former Bad Seed and PJ Harvey collaborator’s sixth solo studio album, and the follow up to 2011’s Sketches from the Book of the Dead, follow the link HERE to listen to excerpts from the album.
 
Mick Harvey has also announced a performance of interpretations of the songs of Serge Gainsbourg at ATP’s Yeah Yeah Yeahs curated I’ll Be Your Mirror on May 4th in London at Alexandra Palaceand recently toured with Einstürzende Neubauten through Australia.
 
FOUR (Acts of Love)is a contemplation on romantic love - it's loss, re-awakening, our ongoing struggles with it and its place in our universe. The album is a song cycle, divided into 3 Acts.
 
The album features original compositions by Mick Harvey alongside a song by long time collaborator PJ Harvey (‘Glorious’) and interpretations of The Saints’ ‘The Story of Love’, Van Morrison’s ‘The Way Young Lovers Do’, Exuma’s ‘Summertime in New York’ and Roy Orbison’s ‘Wild Hearts (Run Out of Time)’.
 
FOUR (Acts of Love)is Mick Harvey’s sixth solo studio album, and follows 2011’s Sketches from the Book of the Dead. Harvey, renowned for his career with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is equally known for his soundtrack work (Chopper, To Have And To Hold, Australian Rules) and his production work (Anita Lane, Rowland S Howard and most recently PJ Harvey’s Mercury Prize winning album, Let England Shake).
 
FOUR (Acts of Love) was recorded at Grace Lane, North Melbourne and Atlantis Sound, Melbourne and features regular collaborators Rosie Westbrook on double bass and JP Shilo on guitar and violin.
 
TRACKLISTING:
 
Act 1 - SUMMERTIME IN NEW YORK
1. Praise the Earth (Wheels of Amber and Gold)
2. Glorious
3. Midnight on the Ramparts
4. Summertime in New York
5. Where There's Smoke (before)
 
Act 2 - THE STORY OF LOVE
6. God Made the Hammer
7. I Wish That I Were Stone
8. The Way Young Lovers Do
9. A Drop, An Ocean
10. The Story of Love
 
Act 3 - WILD HEARTS RUN OUT OF TIME
11. Where There's Smoke (after)
12. Wild Hearts
13. Fairy Dust
14. Praise the Earth (An Ephemeral Play)
 

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3/28/2013

PUSSY GALORE - 'GROOVY HATE FUCK' EP

PUSSY GALORE - 'GROOVY HATE FUCK' EP
RECORD STORE DAY (APRIL 20TH)


 
 
This Record Store Day, why not take a trip to the dark side? Get down on the bad side of town. Get a GROOVY HATE FUCK from Pussy Galore!

Pussy Galore – GROOVY HATE FUCK Vinyl 12" EP 

1. TEEN PUSSY POWER
2. YOU LOOK LIKE A JEW
3. CUNT TEASE
4. JUST WANNA DIE
5. DEAD MEAT
6. KILL YOURSELF
7. ASSHOLE

Vocals: Jon Spencer
Guitars: Neil Hagerty; Julia Cafritz; Jon Spencer
Drums: John Hammill
Metal: Jon Spencer; Tom Raferty; John Hammill; Rick Hall
Recorded at The Laundry Room, Alexandria VA, by Barrett Jones 25-26 March, 1986

Following their self-released 7" FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOUR BODY, Pussy Galore added guitarist Neil Hagerty and recorded the 8 song GROOVY HATE FUCK 12". The 1986 EP, like all of their early releases, was self-released on their own Shove Records label. This limited edition reissue is true to the original artwork and has been remastered from the original tapes, direct to cutting lathe, all-analog, under the supervision of Jon Spencer.

GROOVY HATE FUCK
captures Pussy Galore right before their departure from DC to make New York City their home... Pussy Galore at their most noisy, most bratty, most screaming, most guitar feed backing, most metal crashing, and most extreme
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THE DANDY WARHOLS ANNOUNCE THIRTEEN TALES LIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

THE DANDY WARHOLS ANNOUNCE THIRTEEN TALES LIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

JOIN THE BAND AS THEY PERFORM 13 SONGS IN 13 HISTORICAL PLACES IN PORTLAND THIS WEEK

  Twenty-thirteen marks the thirteenth anniversary of what we 'round these parts like to call The Last Great Classic Rock Album, one slab of plastic and ink labeled Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia. You guys know that one, right?

To celebrate the occasion and in anticipation of the forthcoming special edition release of Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia; The Dandy Warhols have a few somethings special up their sleeves.  Up to and including what warrants my breathless words to you this very day: a string of performances of Thirteen Tales LIVE in its perfect entirety right in front of your face across the North America.

This Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 and 28, Portland-centric fans can join alongside The Dandys as they visit 13 memorable locations in and around downtown Portland. The band will be performing 13 songs in 13 places as a 13 part web based compilation they're putting together with Into The Woods to be released in the coming weeks. They'll kick things off around 4:30 at the spot of the former X-Ray Cafe (W. Burnside btw 2nd and 3rd), and will shift to different locations throughout the evenings. Where will they be? What song will they play where? The only way to find out  is to follow @TheDandyWarhols on Twitter for live updates.

Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales LIVE
May 28 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theater
May 31 New York, NY    - Terminal 5
Jun. 01 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Jun. 02 Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
Jun. 04 Montréal, QC - Club Soda
Jun. 05 Toronto, ON - Phoenix
Jun. 07 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Jun. 08 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
Jun. 09 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Jun. 11 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Jun. 12 Aspen, CO - Belly Up
Jun. 14 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theater
Jun. 15 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
Jun. 19 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom (All-ages)
Jun. 20 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom (21+)
Jun. 21 Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
Jun. 22 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

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3/26/2013

Wire's Change Become Us Streaming At Pitchfork Advance

 Wire's Change Become Us Streaming At Pitchfork Advance  
 US Summer Tour Dates Including Pitchfork Music Festival Announced
Wire's new album Change Becomes Us, out today on PinkFlag, is streaming in its entirety at Pitchfork Advance. The album is available for purchase (including special limited edition bundles) at the PinkFlag web store. Rolling Stone recently caught up with Colin Newman and said "[Change Becomes Us] Like everything else in their varied discography, it's lyrically challenging, melodically and rhythmically accessible and texturally contemporary. For the first time since the Seventies, though, this one feels like a genuine band album, as if Wire's previous stops and starts never happened." The band has just announced a U.S. summer tour in support of the album, which will include a performance the Pitchfork Music Festival. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

In spring 2012, Wire's plan had been to convene at Rockfield Studios in Wales to review the rudimentary blueprints of songs that had never made it beyond a few live performances in 1979 and 1980 - a time when the band-members were in creative overdrive yet the band itself was disintegrating. The aim wasn't simply to resuscitate and record old songs; in fact, many of them hadn't become proper songs in the first place, existing only as basic ideas or undeveloped parts. Rather, the objective was to approach that unrealized work as an oblique strategy, a potential springboard for Wire's contemporary, forward-looking processes - a possible point of departure for new compositions.

This took place with Wire firing on all cylinders, as a four-piece studio entity again, the core line-up of Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey now enhanced by guitarist Matthew Simms. Simms had played a key role in helping the band to cultivate and shape its new sonic landscape throughout the preceding year's live work. Out of the exploratory Rockfield session and subsequent, extensive development and production at Newman's Swim Studio, the ostensible source material became, in the classic Wire tradition, something quite other than what it may have once been - or what it might have become if it had been pursued in 1980.

"Love Bends" is a case in point. Its roots lie in "Piano Tuner (Keep Strumming Those Guitars)" - the raucous, octave-hopping number performed in February 1980 at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and preserved on Document and Eyewitness. But it's now morphed, improbably, into an irresistible, totally modern pop song. "It had to be turned into something else," explains Lewis, "because it only really had one bit." Just as improbably, the gently lilting "Re-invent Your Second Wheel" is tangentially connected to the notorious "Zegk Hoqp," which was more of a one-time happening than a song at the Camden gig: mostly shouting and banging, executed by a stage- full of Wire cronies in funny hats. "It was written for performance, around people with newspaper headdresses; not with music in mind," Lewis emphasizes.

Newman's songwriting and production on Change Becomes Us reimagines the past in ways that ultimately break any substantive connection with it, making entirely new pieces - and these songs themselves enact Wire's restless drive to become other, often thriving on a fundamental tension between opposing sonic characteristics. With its stop-start, soft-hard, quiet-loud structure, "Adore Your Island" veers between what Newman describes as "prog and unhinged punk rock," never quite resolving itself; the drama of "Attractive Space" hinges on a progressive splitting of the song's personality, between its calm, expansive, anthemic orientation and an increasing sense of intensity and claustrophobia.

Change Becomes Us encapsulates the paradoxical essence of Wire's creativity. The tendency of these new songs to refuse a single, settled identity is emblematic of the band's ever-evolving aesthetic - one that's always hinged on sustained tensions and oppositions: between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the comfortable and the unsettling, the melodic and the brutal, the cerebral and the visceral, the smart and the moronic, the obvious and the inscrutable, the rational and the absurd. This intrinsic, core ambivalence generates the essential otherness that has characterized Wire's most memorable, distinctive work - from the epochal innovations of Chairs Missing and 154 to the electronic-pop deconstructions of A Bell Is A Cup to Send's postmodern-punk expressionism and the widescreen lyricism of Red Barked Tree. Change Becomes Us is an undeniable part of that illustrious lineage. Definitely more than just a good idea at the time. - Wilson Neate (Author of Read & Burn: A Book About Wire)

Wire Tour Dates

07.09 - Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art
07.12 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
07.13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
07.14 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
07.16 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
07.17 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
07.19 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
  
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PRINCE RAMA ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR

PRINCE RAMA ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
ALSO UPCOMING NEW YORK CITY SHOW

REVEALS NEW BAND MEMBERS

ANNOUNCES NEW FILM NEVER FOREVER, WATCH THE TRAILER NOW

Photo credit Michael Collins
Following their run of European tour dates this past fall with Animal Collective, Prince Rama are announcing their return to Europe this spring. This trip, however, sees a new incarnation of the band, featuring new band members Christopher Burke and Michael Collins, on bass and synthesizer, respectively. Those who have seen the band play live in the past 6 months will recognize Christopher Burke, as he's been performing with them since this past August. Those that have been following Prince Rama since their inception will recognize Michael Collins, who was previously a member of the band until taking a hiatus in 2010 to pursue his solo career. Before hitting Europe, the band will showcase its new lineup at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on March 28th. 

In conjunction with the new lineup and tour dates, the band is proud to announce their forthcoming film. Never Forever is the first ever Now Age psych-opera starring Prince Rama and featuring songs off their latest apocalyptic pop album, Top Ten Hits of the End of the World. Shot in only 5 days and directed by Lily X. Wahrman (Astral Projects), Never Forever takes you on a free-form journey through dimensions both surreal and virtual-- from the glamorous, twisted world of a post-apocalyptic gym queen to the nightmarish breakdown of a VR robot turned pop star. If Alejandro Jodorowsky was reborn in 2127 and crashed his motorcycle into the decayed set of Thriller, it still wouldn't come close to the terror that is Never Forever. Watch the film's trailer below along with all upcoming tour dates. For more info on the film visit neverforeverfilm.com

WATCH: Never Forever trailer - 

TOUR DATES
3/28 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY !
4/9 - Bad Bonn - Dudingen, Switzerland 
4/10 - Theatro - Lugano, Swizterland 
4/11 - Le Romandie - Lasaunne, Swizterland 
4/12 - Palace St. Gallen - St. Gallen, Swizterland 
4/13 - Trip Festival at Centre Barbara - Paris, France 
4/16 - Kino Soprus - Tallinn, Estonia
5/4 - Alexandra Palace (ATP Festival) - London, UK
5/5 - Camden Crawl - Dublin, IE

! w/ Brian DeGraw (DJ), Eric Copeland (DJ), Ohbliv
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3/25/2013

The Deer Tracks 2013

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White Fence - Cyclops Reap

White Fence - Cyclops Reap

Street Date, April 9th, 2013, Castleface



“I have cyclops vision now. But I’m not a giant. I changed my name and body only, and stabbed my social nous in the right ear. I still read fear but there are no police this year. I can repeat the same dream. I can let birds talk to me. I’m in jail. I have love and a whistle. I lay where the lotus lay and then spring the frozen flowers on any giving day. I apologize to those put in the trees, but I was gathering the Cyclops reap.

In the span of 4 1/2 years. I’ve lived in two different apartments and have used three different rooms during this time. All in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA, only a couple miles from one another. After the death of my father in 2008 I started writing and recording non-stop in these rooms. I can’t say it was directly because of that trauma, but I think deep down it might have much to do about it. This record was initially going to be a collection of the many songs trapped between the 4 White Fence LP’s.  As i was putting that together, there were more coming. a better crop. i couldn’t stop. So, instead of a retrospective i said “Fuck It”. might as well use the most current songs of the bunch. For the exception of “Make Them Dinner At Our Shoes” which is from 2009.”
- Tim Presley

Tour Dates:

03/21 Berkeley, CA – University of California, Berkeley *
03/23 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory / Burgerama II
04/26 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
04/28 Austin, TX – Carson Creek / Austin Psych Festival
06/21 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore @
* = w/ King Tuff
@ = w/ Father John Misty

Track List:
1. Chairs In The Dark

2. Beat

3. Pink Gorilla

4. Trouble Is Trouble Never Seen

5. Live On Genevieve

6. To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley

7. New Edinburgh

8. Make Them Dinner At Our Shoes

9. White Cat

10. Only Man Alive

11. Run By The Same

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Hands Announce April Echo Residency

Hands Announce April Echo Residency Presented By 98.7 FM
 Stream Hands Remix Of White Arrows' "Roll Forever"
Debut Album Synesthesia Out April 30 On Kill Rock Stars 
 
 Listen: White Arrows' "Roll Forever" via Buzzbands LA or SoundCloud
Listen: "The Game Is Changing Us" via MTV Hive or SoundCloud
Download: "Trouble" via Stereogum

Hot on the heels of a successful trip to SXSW, where ABC News included the quartet in their feature on "7 Emerging Artists On The Rise" Hands is pleased to announce their April Residency at Los Angeles' The Echo. The band will be playing shows in support of their debut full length, Synesthesia, due April 30 via Kill Rock Stars. The residency is presented by 98.7 FM and will take place every Monday in April. Additionally the band just released a remix of White Arrows' "Roll Forever." You can listen to the track at BuzzbandsLA or via SoundCloud. Synesthesia is now available for pre-order. All upcoming shows are listed below.

Hands makes music like a rip tide, swirling in overlapping loops and riffs, slowly enveloping you. The group's members - Geoff Halliday, Ryan Sweeney, Sean Hess and Alex Staniloff - craft their hypnotic sound from a single dropping note that builds into a reverberating roar that crashes over you like a wave. It's a mesmerizing trick that they pull off on their debut LP, Synesthesia. Songs like "Videolove" and "Trouble" show Hands' innate ability to blend instruments and electronics into a deep texture that moves ethereally through genres. Hands moves from rock to synth-pop to skyrocketing stadium anthem, often within the same song. The interplay of Sweeney's esoteric guitar riffs, Hess' technical tempos, Staniloff's thumping bass and Halliday's soaring vocals and affected keyboards help Hands build a dynamic atmosphere, where a lesser band would only manage empty atmospherics.

A relative newcomer to the LA scene, Hands began as a two-piece from Philadelphia before Halliday and Sweeney headed west and added the low and thump of Hess and Staniloff. The band made a mark on the scene immediately, quickly playing packed shows across the country including stops at SXSW, CMJ and Deluna Fest, headlining Echo Park Rising, sessions with Daytrotter, and a west coast jaunt with Maps and Atlases. Hands' ability to win over fans with their feverish live show and dance-party-ready sound has already earned them opening spots for the likes of Deerhoof, DeVotchKa, Foster the People and Kimbra as well as playing shows to sold out crowds at venues across LA.

For now, Hands' graceful and danceable indie rock is still under the radar, as evidenced by their spot in TIME Magazine's 11 Bands You Don't Know (But Should) List, but they are quickly rising to the surface, bringing their melodies and thumping beats with them. Over the past year, Hands has built a devoted following for their evolving palette of sounds, soaring melodies, and complex looping song structures. With overwhelming responses to first listens of the record and Hands hitting the road for most of 2013, surely this is the year that Hands will start to make waves. 
  
HANDS RESIDENCY PRESENTED BY 98.7

April 1 @ The Echo
9pm The Chances
10pm Mayan Jefferson
11pm Hands
12pm DJ Set by Aaron Castle

April 8 @ The Echoplex
DJ Sets by Paul Tao/IAMSound
9pm LA Font
10pm Cuckoo Chaos
11pm Hands
12pm Touche'

April 15 @ The Echo
9pm Hott MT
10pm Casual Knowledge
11pm Hands
12pm DJ Set by 98.7's JJ Corsini    

April 22 co-presented by BUZZBANDSLA @ The Echo
DJ Sets by Buzzbands LA
9pm Body Parts
10pm Caught a Ghost
11pm Hands
12pm KCRW DJ Valida  

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THE DEER TRACKS us tour 2013

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3/24/2013

LOW'S THE INVISIBLE WAY OUT TODAY

LOW'S THE INVISIBLE WAY OUT TODAY

Sub Pop Records is excited to announce the official release of Low's new record, The Invisible Way. Out today, March 19, the album is already getting raves from the media around the globe.
  
 NPR hailed, "most of these songs land squarely in that sweet spot where darkness and worry are swathed in pristine beauty," while Filter said that Low "continues to evolve into a better version of themselves...they maintain the patient emotional tone that has drawn fans to their music over the years while refining their sound into something even deeper." Meanwhile, overseas, MOJO gave The Invisible Way four stars, called it "one of the band's strongest albums," and said, "immersion in The Invisible Way's melancholia is a sublime pleasure," and Uncut awarded it "Album of the Month" status, and claimed, "in its own quiet way, it's as confrontational as anything the Duluth trio has ever done."

The Invisible Way was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, engineered by Tom Schick and recorded in Wilco's studio in Chicago, IL, during the fall of 2012. The album finds Low's majestic melancholy in full bloom yet distinguishes itself with its starker, unadorned soundscapes, layered harmonies and drummer/vocalist extraordinaire Mimi Parker singing lead on five of the 11 songs. The album tackles large issues ("the songs are about intimacy, the drug war, the class war, plain old war war,
archaeology and love," says Sparhawk) in a manner that plays a stunning counterpoint to the sublime hush of the music.
On Thursday, March 7, saki, the boutique record store, art gallery and performance space in Chicago, partnered with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to present Low and The Invisible Way album producer and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy in their "Off the Record" series. At the event, Low played several stripped down versions of songs off the new record.  AV Club was able to capture a few of these songs on video.  Watch "Holy Ghost" and "Plastic Cup" from the links provided below. 

Stripped down version of "Holy Ghost" on AV Club:

Stripped down version of "Plastic Cup" on AV Club

The band's North American tour began in Toronto on March 16. The remaining dates are below.

March
20 - New York, NY - Society for Ethical Culture *
22 - Chicago, IL - Metro +
23 - St. Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theatre x
29 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge#
30 - Provo, UT - Velour#

April
2 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour#
3 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall#
5 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios#
6 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile#

* The Wordless Music Series, ACME String Quartet opens
+ WXRT presents, Geoff Farina opens
x The Current Presents An evening with Low, featuring members of Trampled by Turtles
# Thalia Zedek opens

June
21 - 23 - North Adams, MA - Solid Sound Fest

The European tour dates are below:

April
24 - Birmingham, UK - Glee Club
25 - Manchester, UK - Central Methodist Hall
26 - Gateshead, UK - The Sage Gateshead
27 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand
29 - Bristol, UK - Trinity
30 - London, UK - Barbican Centre

May
2 - Copehnhagen, Denmark - Loppen
3 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
4 - Oslo, Norway - Bla
7 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
8 - Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal - Nuits Botanique
9 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Paradiso De Duif
10 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
11 - Bologna, Italy - Teatro Antoniano
13 - Barcelona, Spain - Casino de la Alianca
14 - Valencia, Spain - Teatro La Rambleta
15 - Zaragoza, Spain - Teatro de las Esquina
16 - Madrid, Spain - Joy Eslava
17 - Valladolid, Spain - Cupula del Milenio
18 - Biarritz, France - Atabal



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THE DREAM SYNDICATE TO PERFORM FIRST NORTH AMERICAN SHOW


 
THE DREAM SYNDICATE TO PERFORM FIRST NORTH AMERICAN SHOW IN 25 YEARS AT WILCO’S SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL
 
Fresh off of last September’s successful reunion tour of Spain, the Dream Syndicate will play its  first North American show since 1988 at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCa in North Adams, Massachusetts on June 22, 2013,  just a few weeks after the band wraps up a nine-city tour of Europe the month before.
 
The band’s Spanish shows last fall were named Best Live Show of the Year by the influential Ruta 66 magazine, finishing ahead of gigs by (in order) Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and The Stooges.  (Click here for a video clip of “The Days of Wine and Roses” from El Sol in Madrid, Spain, September 2012.)
 
“I went into the Spanish shows with a little bit of caution,” says singer/guitarist Steve Wynn.  “I’m really proud of what we did the first time around and wouldn’t want to do anything to tarnish or diminish our reputation.  But I was so excited to see that the new shows not only replicated our sound and style but actually picked up on the dangerous, random, unhinged edge that was what I loved about being in the band in the first place.”
 
The band’s current lineup features singer/guitarist Wynn and drummer Dennis Duck, the two members who spanned the group’s entire seven-year career as well as bassist Mark Walton, who was in the band for its final two records and nearly all of their US and world tours.  Guitarist Jason Victor who has played with Wynn in the Miracle 3 since 2001 will round out the 21st Century lineup.
 
The Dream Syndicate made its splash in 1982 with the debut album “The Days of Wine and Roses,” which is often cited among the top records in rock history and has been named as a major influence by such bands as Nirvana, Yo La Tengo, the Japandroids, and the Black Crowes, among many others.  The appearance at the Solid Sound Festival is the only US appearance booked for 2013.
 
 
THE DREAM SYNDICATE - TOUR SCHEDULE:
MAY 23          HET DEPOT / LEUVEN, BELGIUM
MAY 24          DINGWALL’S / LONDON, ENGLAND
MAY 25          ROCKEFELLER’S / OSLO, NORWAY
MAY 26          STADTGARDEN / COLOGNE, GERMANY
MAY 28          BEACHES BREW FEST / RAVENNA, ITALY
MAY 29          BLOOM / MEZZAGO (MILAN), ITALY
MAY 30          MYLOS / THESSALONIKI, GREECE
MAY 31          STAGE / LARISSA, GREECE
JUNE 1           GAGARIN / ATHENS, GREECE
JUNE 22         SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL / NORTH ADAMS, MA
 

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