Watch TOY's new video for It's Been So Long

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Dir. Douglas Hart

Fresh off their debut North American tour TOY unfurl the new video for It's Been So Long, taken from their second album Join The Dots released early this year on Heavenly Recordings and directed by Jesus And Mary Chain's Douglas Hart.

"The video for TOY's It's Been So Long features calibration charts used for everything from testing focus on microscopes and optical movie projectors to the calibration of cathode rays and the accuracy of the US Army Air Force's bomb and gun sights. The video also includes colour reference charts which instruct technicians as to the true nature of black, white and the three primary colours which combine and overlap within optical devices to create every imaginable colour and shade. Often these charts include strange symbols mapped out in mysterious lines, spirals, and solid shapes, some of which look like they belong on the pages of a New Orleans Voodoo curse, or on an Op Art canvas." - Douglas Hart 
TOY are: Tom Dougall (vocals / guitar), Dominic O'Dair (guitars), Maxim Barron (bass / vocals),Alejandra Diez (synths / modulations) & Charlie Salvidge (drums / vocals).

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Photo: Martina Fornace
There are few figures in rock that have the impressive resume Kid Congo has....a singular presence in every important scene …” Noisey (read full story/watch video)
Legendary guitar stylist Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), along with cohorts bassist Kiki Solis (Knife In The Water), drummer Ron Miller (Up The Academy), and guitarist Mark Cisneros (Deathfix),are happy to announce a West Coast tour beginning February 3rd. . The new album,'Haunted Head', was engineered and mixed at the now well-known Harveyville Project High School in Kansas and is their third for In The Red Records. Waking from a nap in the swamps of outer space, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds ride a geisterbahn into the hypnagogic, a place between sleep and consciousness also known as the “Haunted Head”. Do not miss!

2/3/2014 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive Club
2/4/2014 - Salt Lake City, UT - Bar Deluxe
2/5/2014 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
2/6/2014 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge w/ Cheap Time
2/7/2014 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern w/ Cheap Time
2/8/2014 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett w/ Cheap Time
2/10/2014 - Chico, CA - Duffy's Tavern
2/11/2014 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
2/12/2014 - Fullerton, CA - The Slidebar
2/13/2014 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
2/14/2014 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room
2/15/2014 - Tucson, AZ - Plush
2/16/2014 Albuquerque NM The Gold House

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Miranda Lee Richards @ The Hotel Cafe 2/5!!!

February 5th, 2014

Dearest Friends, Family and Fans,
Your presence is requested for a special industry showcase performance next Wednesday, February 5th, 9pm, at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles! For this show, we will have a FULL LINE UP, complete with keyboards, backing vocals, strings and things, and an extended set, performing fully orchestrated versions of the songs from the forthcoming album, "Echoes of the Dreamtime". If you have been wondering which show to see, or have seen other shows in the near past, this will be THE show to see! Hosting the night is the lovely Broken Arrow, who ride the same folk rock train. Reply to this message, or CLICK HERE to be taken to the facebook invite where you can RSVP and be added to the $5 discount list. If you want to secure your spot for the evening and purchase tickets ahead of time ($8 total with surcharge), please CLICK HERE for advance tickets.  Your support is paramount on this occasion. Let's make this an indelible evening not to be forgotten! Again, thank you to overseas/out of state fans. If all goes well, we will be coming to a city near YOU very soon.

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Daft Punk's critically acclaimed Random Access Memorieshas won 5 Grammy Awards, including the coveted top honor Album of the Year.The album won in every category for which it was nominated, including Album of the YearRecord of the Year ("Get Lucky")Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ("Get Lucky")Best Dance/Electronica Album, and Best Engineered Album. The five awards makes for a career total of seven Grammy wins for Daft Punk, adding to their 2009 wins for Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Dance Recoding for Alive 2007. For the highly anticipated debut live performance of "Get Lucky" on the award show's telecast (their second TV performance ever and first in six years), the duo invited surprise guest Stevie Wonder
to perform alongside album collaborators Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers, who shared in two of the five Grammy wins. 

The awards cap off an incredible year, in which album single "Get Lucky" was named #1 song of the year by Rolling Stone (after having sold over 7 million digital downloads, going 3X platinum in the US) and 1,000,000 first week album sales earned the duo their first official #1 album in several countries including the USUKFrance and many more.  Selling over 3,000,000 copies to date World Wide, the album appeared on numerous year end album lists, having already garnered universal critical acclaim, including prominent features in Rolling StoneThe New York TimesThe New YorkerPitchforkThe Wall Street JournalGQTimeBillboard, and Vogue, amongst others. 

Random Access Memories was recently issued in a deluxe box set version, strictly limited to 2500 copies worldwide. Each clothbound box contains the album on two 180 gram LPs, a totally unique 70mm film strip of five sequential frames of footage from the "Lose Yourself To Dance" video, a bonus 10" containing an extended version of the interview with electronic music visionary Giorgio Moroder that forms the backbone of album track "Giorgio by Moroder", two USB drives with high resolution audio and video of the album, and more. The set is available to order here: 

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Pharmakon announces U.S. dates with Godflesh & Cut Hands

                                                                                                      Photo courtesy of Jane Chardiet                                                             
Pharmakon just recently returned home from her extensive European tour and is announcing another handful of shows coming up. Tonight she'll perform at the newly opened Trans Pecos in Ridgewood, NY for a performance on E.S.P. TV, which is a showcase of primarily NYC-based experimental music, video art and performance produced for Manhattan Neighborhood Network television.

Next week she will be heading all the way to Japan for three shows with the likes of Croatian Amor, Lust For Youth and Vår, and then after one day of being back home in NYC will be playing Baby's All Right with UK based sound artist Helm, and Copenhagen's Damien Dubrovnik. Finally, April will see Chardiet heading out for three shows with the legendary Godflesh and the project of former Whitehouse member William Bennett, Cut Hands. These are all amazing shows and if you've seen Pharmakon perform live before, you know it is not a performance to be missed. 



1/29: Ridgewood, NY - Trans Pecos
2/8: Tokyo, JP - Vacant Harajuku ≈
2/8: Tokyo, JP - Sodom ¶
2/9: Tokyo, JP - Fish
2/18: Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right ¥
4/10: New York, NY - Irving Plaza †
4/11: Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts †
4/13: Boston, MA - Royale †

≈ w/ Vår & Lust For Youth
¶ w/ Croatian Amor
¥ w/ Helm & Damien Dubrovnik

† w/ Godflesh & Cut Hands


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Marissa Nadler's New Album 'July' at NPR First Listen

Stream Marissa Nadler's New Album July at NPR First Listen
National Tour Kicks Off with Release Show February 8th in Brooklyn  

"...grander and more nuanced than her other records, July is Nadler at her most confident and striking." -PopMatters 'Anticipated Release of 2014'

"Nadler's blackest-ever-black album...11 phantasmagoric love songs" - NPR

"an airy and ethereal spine-tingler" - Stereogum

Stream Marissa Nadler's 'July' at NPR First Listen 

Watch the video for 'Dead City Emily' and Read an Extensive Q&A at Noisey

Boston-based singer Marissa Nadler is streaming her new full-length album, July, this week, exclusively at NPR First Listen. The album, set for release February 4th on Sacred Bones (US) and February 10th on Bella Union (ROW), will be celebrated with a special performance in Brooklyn onSaturday, February 8th at Glasslands. After being one of the first artists to perform at Rough Trade's new Brooklyn space this past November, Nadler is embarking on a national tour behind July.Dates below.
Recorded at Seattle's Avast Studio, the album pairs Nadler for the first time with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room). Dunn matches Nadler's darkness by creating a multi-colored sonic palette that infuses new dimensions into her songs. Eyvind Kang's strings, Steve Moore's synths, and Phil Wandscher's guitar lines escalate the whole affair to a panoramic level of beautiful, eerie wonder.

July follows Nadler's critically acclaimed 2011 self-titled LP, which she released independently through a successful Kickstarter campaign, selling her own handmade albums (as well as a highly-circulated 'Covers' series) through Etsy. Following several albums on Kemado, her DIY venture earned her SPIN 'Best New Artist,' Vogue 'Artist To Watch,' KEXP, NPR 'World Cafe: Next,'and NPR 'First Listen' accolades, while Pitchfork gave it an "Albums of the Year: Honorable Mention."

Recently collaborating with Angel Olsen and Xasthur, among others, July is the kind of release that reminds you why NPR counts Nadler's songwriting as so "revered among an assortment of tastemakers." This is a singular achievement for the artist, a record she couldn't have made earlier in her career because, as every songwriter knows, she didn't just write these songs: She lived them. 
July Tracklisting  
1. Drive
2. 1923
3. Firecrackers
4. We Are Coming Back
5. Dead City Emily
6. Was It A Dream
7. I've Got Your Name
8. Desire
9. Anyone Else
10. Holiday In
11. Nothing In My Heart
Marissa Nadler Upcoming Tour Dates 
2/8 - Brooklyn, NY- Glasslands w/ Zachary Cale, Amen Dunes
2/15 - Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey w/ Shana Clevelend of La Luz
2/16 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
2/17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios w/Pure Bathing Culture
2/19 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel w/ Donovan Quinn of Skygreen Leopards
2/20- Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
2/21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Church on York w/ Pink Mountaintops, Sophia Knapp
2/23 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar w/ Pink Mountaintops
3/6 - Kingston, NY- BSP Post w/ Alexander Turnquist
3/7 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
3/8 - Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo w/ TBA
3/9 - Portsmouth, NH- Book and Bar
3/15 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's with Mary Lattimore and Jeff Ziegler
3/16 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
3/20 - Boston, MA - Red Star Union 
For more info, please visit:


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Albert Hammond, Jr.'s "Strange Tidings" video premieres 1/27

 “Taut, razor’s edge rock riffs with miles of emotion beneath the metered minimalism…”
The New York Times
 “[Hammond, Jr.] sounds fully recharged…howling his best vocals ever over stuttering,
futuristic riffs of ‘St. Justice,’ the manic grooves of ‘Rude Customer’
and the anthemic ‘Cooker Ship.’”Rolling Stone
“Tight, snappy, emotionally direct songcraft…[Hammond, Jr.] brings a convincing
poignancy and urgency.”—Pitchfork
“Classic Albert: nimble, instantly memorable…makes our heart hurt a little.”—Noisey
 “Rife with incessant high-range guitar work, mechanistic rhythms and
shrugging, swaggering vocals.”Stereogum
Vevo is premiering the video for Albert Hammond, Jr.’s “Strange Tidings” on January 27. The new video is the third from his acclaimed AHJ EP, out now on Cult Records. A teaser for the video is available via Cult Records (http://bit.ly/StrangeTidingsTeaser). The video was shot in Paris with director Laurent Briet during Hammond, Jr.’s recent European tour.
Hammond, Jr. is currently on tour with English rocker Jake Bugg following solo U.S. and European tours including a sold-out U.K. run. The string of live dates celebrates Hammond, Jr.’s new EP, praised by The Hollywood Reporter as “…easily Hammond, Jr.’s best solo work to date.” The EP will be available on vinyl in stores from January 27.
AHJ premiered streaming in its entirety on Rolling Stone (http://rol.st/16JSvnw), while track “Rude Customer” premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in The World. Hammond, Jr. recently performed “St. Justice” on the “Late Show with David Letterman” (http://bit.ly/1gWg5OK).
The video for first single “St. Justice” premiered on Noisey (http://bit.ly/1aRMBw1), while the video for track “Carnal Cruise” premiered on Complex (http://bit.ly/JaV7jZ).
The new EP follows Hammond, Jr.’s previous solo efforts, 2006’s Yours to Keep, which NME called “…an intimate, frequently beautiful and consistently surprising record that gets better with every listen,” and 2008’s¿Cómo Te Llama?. Of the new EP’s relationship with his earlier releases, Hammond, Jr. says, “It’s a combination of both previous recordings, which in turn makes it feel like it’s the best material that I’ve made so far.”
AHJ was produced, engineered and mixed by Grammy-winning producer Gus Oberg and recorded at Hammond, Jr.’s two studios, Broome Street in Manhattan and One Way Studios in upstate New York. Of working with Oberg, Hammond, Jr. says “I’ve been working with him since my first solo project, after we met and became best friends. We get along and we understand each other musically, so everything just flows.” Hammond, Jr. played all of the instruments on the EP himself, excluding drums on several tracks, which were played by longtime collaborator Matthew Frank Romano.
Since the release of ¿Cómo Te Llama?, Hammond, Jr. has released two critically acclaimed albums with The Strokes, 2011’s Angles and this year’s Comedown Machine. Of his inspirations for AHJ, Hammond, Jr. said, “Once you play music for a living, you’re always thinking about stuff. Conversations with friends and things you hear in moviesthings come up and become lyrics. Hearing other people’s songs becomes like competitionyou hear something and mentally you want to beat it. Life in general is pretty inspiring.”
Cult Records is helmed by Julian Casablancas. In addition to Albert Hammond, Jr., releases include Cerebral Ballzy, Exclamation Pony, Rey Pila, Reputante and more.
January 21                                                 Vancouver, BC                         Orpheum Annex Theater*
January 22                                                  Portland, OR              McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom*
January 23                                                   Oakland, CA                                              Fox Theater*
January 24                                               Los Angeles, CA                                           The Wiltern*
January 28                                                    Dallas, TX                                           House of Blues*
January 29                                                   Houston, TX                                         House of Blues*
January 31                                                 New York, NY                                  Roseland Ballroom†
*with Jake Bugg
†with The Black Keys

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Lovely Bad Things @ Church on York

THE LOVELY BAD THINGS play at Church on York Tonight, January 23rd, 2014.

Photo: Angel Ceballos
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OFF! Releases Track "Void You Out" From Forthcoming Album


Punk supergroup OFF! share the first track off of their forthcoming album Wasted Years

Listen to "Void You Out" on Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/off-void-you-out-premiere

NEW YORK, NY (January 23, 2014) - OFF! have shared "Void You Out," the opening track from their forthcoming album Wasted Years, slated for an April 8th release on Vice Records. At just over a minute long, the track rips fast and hard, but the chaos is cleaner than you might expect. But don't worry, OFF!'s upcoming record will have all the vile you want - and probably more. 

Listen to "Void You Out" on Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/off-void-you-out-premiere

And read more about the band's forthcoming album Wasted Years here: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/off-begin-their-wasted-years-era-this-spring
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Empire Of The Sun Announce U.S. Festival Dates

Empire Of The Sun - Alive (Live)
Empire Of The Sun - Alive (Live)


VOL. 1 OUT FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Featuring "Celebrate" Radio Edit
plus remixes by Tommy Trash, Steve Aoki

Featuring remixes by Hook N Sling, The Dissociatives,
and Styalz Fuego's Windows 95 Remix

Dates listed below
Following a banner 2013, Empire Of The Sun are kicking 2014 off with a bang.

The past year saw the Australian duo of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore headline major U.S. festivals including Made In America, HARD, Bonaroo and multiple sold-out dates across the country in support of its sophomore album "Ice On The Dune" (ranked Billboard's #6 Dance Album Of 2013) and perform its #1 Billboard Dance/Club and #1 HypeMachine single "Alive" (voted one of Rolling Stone's Top 100 Tracks of 2013) on both The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Today the band reveals a new live video for "Alive," announces two upcoming remix packages for the track "Celebrate," and new U.S. tour dates including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, and Governor's Ball.

Featuring footage from the bands most recent world tour including shows in New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Sydney and the Netherlands, the "Alive" live video captures the Empire Of The Sun's 2013 dream-pop festival anthem and technicolor live show in all its neon-infused glory. 

Next month sees the release of "Celebrate" Remixes Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Vol. 1 (out February 18th) will include the original radio edit of "Celebrate" and remixes from Tommy Trash and Steve Aoki. Vol 2 (out February 25th) features additional remixes from Hook N Sling, The Dissociatives, and Styalz Fuego's "Windows 95 Remix."

In March Empire Of The Sun kick off a series of U.S. tour dates, listed in full below.

3/29     Ultra Music Festival                Miami, FL
4/9       Chelsea Theater                     Las Vegas, NV
4/12     Coachella Weekend 1            Indio, CA
4/14     Belly Up Aspen                       Aspen, CO
4/15     Belly Up Aspen                       Aspen, CO
4/17     Fox Theater                            Oakland, CA
4/19     Coachella Weekend 2            Indio, CA
6/7       Governor's Ball                       Randall's Island, NY
EMPIREOFTHESUN.COM                                ASTRALWERKS.COM

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Joseph Arthur @ McCabes

Joseph Arthur is playing at McCabes tonight, Thursday, January 23rd 2014.
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Vivian Girls RIP 2007-2014


One last LA show on February 14th 2014.

Photo: Angel Ceballos
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Rookie premieres new Tacocat mp3 "Crimson Wave"


MP3 - "Crimson Wave"
MP3 - "
Bridge to Hawaii"

Yesterday evening, Rookie Magazine premiered "Crimson Wave," the second mp3 from NVM, the upcoming full-length by Seattle pop-punk faves TacocatBUST Magazine has already praised NVM as a record that's "full of hilarious jokes, ferocious tambourines, and pop hooks galore" which will have you "struggling to sing along, due to your inability to stifle LOLs." They single out "Crimson Wave" as a "clever surf-rock ode to dealing with periods." Stream or download the track at the link above. Tacocat are currently plotting a nationwide tour, including a Valentine's Day album release bonanza and shows at SXSW 2014. NVM is out on February 25th. Review copies are available upon request. 

About the record:
Like a fluorescent-lit snack-aisle oasis in some desolate interstate road stop, brimming with Skittles and limited-edition Sno Balls, Tacocat's Easter-egg-hued pop-punk-pop is bubblegum-sticky with hooks, bound to brighten up the most drab stretch of bummer backroad.

The band's four-person, seven-layer-burrito came together organically: Lelah Maupin (drums) and Eric Randall (guitar) met in their native Longview, WA—two hours south of Seattle, the very town that Green Day named their breakout debut single after. Lelah's family room was wallpapered with framed Magic Eye posters, hence "Stereogram," the cross-eyed love letter to that bizarre ‘90s optical fad. She met lanky Eric while both worked at Safeway, wearing the chain's distinctive navy aprons before breaking north to Seattle. Eric's band The Trashies practiced and played in the basement of the 24/7 House in the Central District, where Long Beach, CA native Bree McKenna (bass) was living, amongst the dust, boxes, and spiders. Lelah met Butte, MT native Emily Nokes (voice, tambourine) in one excruciatingly early/boring graphic design class, slipping her a doodled-upon note; she soon noticed Emily's big voice while she sang along with R. Kelly on the radio. Emily and Bree hit it off one sloshy night at the Comet. Eric impressed Emily with his reenactments of scenes from Anaconda. Sometime around 2007, via countless raucous house party shows, the legend of Tacocat was born.

The foursome would quickly make a name for themselves with their simply energizing power pop, drawing on classic Northwest energy with an uncommonly upbeat, surfy swag that could only come from gray skies and hydroponic sunshine. Their sly and unabashed ‘90s revivalism has, in the past, found the band pondering Evan Dando and Waterworld—and Bree herself explains finding about riot grrrl via Napster and Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You. They've described themselves variously as "Feminist sci-fi" and "Equal parts Kurt and Courtney"; oh well, whatever…NVM

Press quotes:

"A new, weed-y thrust in pop rock...amorphously political music, supporting a variety of causes under the umbrella of the Party party."
-- NPR

"Garage-y basement-show-bred pop punk with feminist tendencies."
-- The Boston Phoenix

"Tacocat make food time indie rock with hooks in the choruses and tongues in cheek." -- Brooklyn Vegan

Tour dates:

02.14.14 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey ^
02.22.14 - Seattle, WA - LIVE on KEXP, 6:30pm PST
02.25.14 - Seattle, WA - FREE, all-ages in-store at Sonic Boom, 6pm
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La Luz @ The Observatory

LA LUZ plays at the Observatory tonight, with Pure Bathing Culture, on Tuesday January 21st 2014.

(photo: Angel Ceballos)
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Eagulls single "Possessed" out today!


LISTEN: To the "sugary guitar chords buzzsawing just below George Mitchell's howling vocals" via Pitchfork or Soundcloud     

WATCHMusic video for "Nerve Endings," nominated along with Haim, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, and Pharell for Video of the Year at the NME Awards 

READ: Get to know the Leeds, UK five-piece in their  
Pitchfork Rising feature HERE

Jan 29th - Mercury Lounge 
Jan 31st - Rough Trade NYC
One of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2014 -eMusic, FILTER, SPIN, and NME
"Visceral joy of loud, distorted guitars" -New York Times 

"One of our favorite discoveries from CMJ" -NPR    

Since forming in 2009, Leeds-based Eagulls have become synonymous with a discontented, disillusioned kind of anger, molded into bullets of post punk that's rife with urgency and aggression.
Brought together by drummer Henry Ruddell and guitarist Mark 'Goldy' Goldsworthy, they were later joined by friends Liam Matthews on guitar and Tom Kelly on bass. After struggling to find a singer that fitted with their vision for the band, they roped in George Mitchell to be their frontman without ever having heard him sing before.
For a band like Eagulls, touring is their lifeblood, as shown through the relentless bouts of gigging that have colored their four years together, in between working tedious day jobs in the bars and retail outlets of Leeds together. Booking support slots with the likes of Iceage, Merchandise, Parquet Courts, and Fucked Up they've carved out a reputation for chaotic and confrontational live shows.
Now, following further standalone releases, their self-titled debut album is complete and slated for release on March 4, 2014. Finessing the incensed spirit of their early tracks and gigs, it sets its stall out as a heavier, darker and more exhilarating step on from what's come before. "Nerve Endings," opening track and first taste of the record, encapsulates that in throbbing bass and George hollering "can't find my end" whilst "Fester-Blister" provides an anthemic streak cutting through a wall of frenetic noise. "Tough Luck" takes inspiration from outside the punk pool associated with Eagulls, boasting a rumbling Joy Division-esque bassline. It all ends on the searing rush of "Soulless Youth," which finds George declaring "I never feel fine/They're soulless inside... the soulless youth," with enough bile to make it clear just how he feels about his generation.
"We're all more pessimistic, more jaded, more cynical," explains Goldy of the band's moodier shift. "When you finish uni, you've got optimism and you think everything's going to be alright. You think you'll just take a shit job in a shop and you'll only have to do it for a while but then you're still there a year later..."
It's this frustration and sardonicism that fuels Eagulls and lights a match under their first LP. Though they admit to there being "lighter moments" on the record, on the whole it's a gloomy, overcast affair. Influenced by post-punk and shoegaze (primarily the sonic assaults of My Bloody Valentine) combined with their own background in hardcore bands, it follows their first trip to America earlier this year for SXSW (a trip the band sacked in their jobs to take) - the catalyst for their signing to US indie label Partisan.
With the record now complete and ready for release, expect their own unique brand of mayhem to be lighting up venues around the country as they return to their natural environment of the road to reinforce their abrasive brilliant reputation once more.

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GOLDFRAPP-Tales Of Us Theatrical Event/Live Performance

Join us for a unique FILM EVENT & EXCLUSIVE Live Performance


Goldfrapp announce details of a very special Tales Of Us cinema event – a worldwide screening of the stunning film Tales Of Us followed immediately by an exclusive dramatic live performance transmitted into cinemas from the magnificent surroundings of the legendary Air Studios in London. This must-see state-of-the-art experience will be broadcast by Arts Alliance Media across the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand on the evening of March 4th, 2014.

To register your interest and see more information including locations of screenings and other exciting reveals in the coming weeks visit: www.goldfrapp.com/film and the officialFacebook and Twitter #TalesOfUsFilm channels.

Inspired by Goldfrapp’s latest album, Tales Of Us, the striking film is a 30-minute journey through five of the individual stories featured on the album. StrangerLaurelJoDrewand Annabel interconnect subtly, sharing themes of love, loss, madness and identity, taking the viewer on a unique musical journey.

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Agnes Obel Announces North American Tour

Danish Artist Agnes Obel Announces North American Tour

Absolutely sublime" - KCRW 
"Repeated listens unfurl all sorts of wonder." **** Q

"In surpassing her debut, Agnes Obel has confirmed she is in it for the long haul." **** MOJO


Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel has announced a North American tour behind her sophomore album, Aventine, out now on Play It Again Sam/[PIAS] AmericaPerforming as a trio, with Agnes on piano, accompanied by Anne Müller and Mika Posen (Timber Timbre) on cello and viola respectively, watch the live video for 'Dorian' to see what's in store on this tour. The video comes from a series recorded in Berlin at Hemathefen Neukölln, which also featured 'The Curse,' originally revealed by KCRW. 

Rapturously received by critics across Europe, Aventine entered the Top 5 album chart in four countries, reaching No.1 in her native Denmark and No.2 in France. 
Notable supporters here in the US include KCRW, Mother Jones, and long-running nationally syndicated radio program, Echoes.Aventine, which has already gone platinum in France, follows Agnes's 2010 debut, Philharmonics, which received a gold award in Holland, platinum awards in Belgium and France, and went quintuple platinum in her native state of Denmark, where Agnes won five Danish Music Awards (the Danish Brits) in 2011. Agnes was also recently invited to perform for the French President, Francois Hollande, at Radio France Inter's 50th Anniversary celebrations.
All of the songs on Aventine were written (music and lyrics), recorded, produced and arranged by Agnes Obel roughly from the beginning of 2012 until late spring 2013, at home in Berlin and in a rented drum studio in the Kreuzberg district.

Agnes Obel North American Tour Dates 
Feb 20 - Wakefield, QC - Blacksheep Inn
Feb 21 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
Feb 22 - Burnstown, ON - Neats
Feb 25 - Montreal, QC - Gesu Centre
Feb 26 - Quebec City, QC - Palais Montcalm
Feb 27 - Montreal, QC - Gesu Centre - Montreal Winter Highlights
Mar 1 - Cambridge, MA - First Church
Mar 2 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Mar 4 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
Mar 6 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Mar 8 - Seattle, WA - St. Mark's Cathedral
Mar 9 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
Mar 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy 

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