7/31/2017

Kamasi Washington's Harmony of Difference out 9/29 on Young Turks, confirms fall tour

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S
HARMONY OF DIFFERENCE OUT SEPTEMBER 29 ON YOUNG TURKS
WASHINGTON CONFIRMS
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE DATES THIS FALL
Music titan Kamasi Washington’s new EPHarmony of Difference, the first new music from Washington since his universally acclaimed 2015 debut album The Epic, is out September 29 via Young Turks.


Furthermore, Washington has confirmed a very special run of North American headline shows this fall in partnership with AEG Presents. The dates kick off November 7 in Milwaukee, with further shows  ,
New YorkD.C.Philadelphia,Atlanta and many more.
Please see below for full tour details; presales begin August 1 at 10 a.m. local time. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, August 2 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, August 3 at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public August 4 at 10 a.m. local time unless otherwise noted.
Harmony of Difference premiered as part of the Whitney Museum of American Art 2017 Biennial alongside a film by Rojas and also featuring artwork by Kamasi Washington’s sister, Amani Washington. The new music is an original six part suite that explores the philosophical possibilities of the musical technique known as “counterpoint,” which Washington defines as “the art of balancing similarity and difference to create harmony between separate melodies.” Beyond the artistic impulse to expand the possibilities within counterpoint, Washington wanted to create something that opened people’s minds to the gift of diversity. 
Each of the first five movements is its own unique composition. “Truth,” the sixth movement, fuses all five compositions into one simultaneous performance.  Echoing this fusion, Amani created five paintings focused on raw shapes and colors, each inspired by one of the first five movements of the suite. Amani then combined these paintings to create a sixth: an abstract depiction of a human face. 
The film, directed by A.G. Rojas, brings the metaphoric ideas found in both the music and paintings to life. While still quite abstract, it focuses on the harmony found in people from South Central and East Los Angeles and shows the beauty in their differences.
Harmony Of Difference will be available on all digital services, as well as on 12” vinyl with a 14-page concertina booklet featuring original artwork by Amani Washington and still images from the film by A.G. Rojas on September 29. It is available to pre-order via http://y-t-r.co/harmonyofdifference
“My hope is that witnessing the beautiful harmony created by merging different musical melodies will help people realize the beauty in our own differences.”—Kamasi Washington
HARMONY OF DIFFERENCE
1. Desire
2. Humility
3. Knowledge
4. Perspective
5. Integrity
6. Truth
KAMASI WASHINGTON LIVE
November 7                                               Milwaukee, WI                             Turner Hall Ballroom*
November 8                                                Madison, WI                                         Majestic Theatre
November 9                                             Minneapolis, MN                                            First Avenue
November 10                                                Chicago, IL                                             Riviera Theatre
November 11                                             Cleveland, OH                                         Agora Ballroom
November 14                                                Urbana, IL                                                Canopy Club
November 15                                                Detroit, MI                                           Majestic Theatre
November 16                                               Toronto, ON                                                     Danforth
November 17                                             Burlington, VT                                       Higher Ground*
November 18                                         Northhampton, MA                                        Calvin Theatre
November 20                                               Boston, MA                                                         Royale
November 22                                             New York, NY                                               Terminal 5*
November 24                                          Washington, D.C.                           MGM National Harbor
November 25                                            Philadelphia, PA                                         Union Transfer
November 27                                             Pittsburgh, PA                                    Mr. Smalls Theatre
November 28                                             Cincinnati, OH                                             Taft Theatre†
November 30                                          Charlottesville, VA                                    Jefferson Theater
December 1                                               Richmond, VA                                              The National
December 2                                                 Raleigh, NC                                    Duke Energy Center
December 3                                                Asheville, NC                                         The Orange Peel
December 5                                              Birmingham, AL                                                      Saturn
December 6                                                  Athens, GA                                           Georgia Theatre
December 8                                                  Atlanta, GA                                        Variety Playhouse
December 9                                                Nashville, TN                             Marathon Music Works
December 10                                              Louisville, KY                               Headliners Music Hall
December 11                                              Memphis, TN                                     New Daisy Theatre


*on sale at 12 p.m. local time
†on sale at 11 a.m. local time

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Uni Premiere Video For "What's The Problem"

INTRODUCING:
UNI
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "WHAT'S THE PROBLEM"

PLAYING BABY'S ALL RIGHT MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH @ 7:00PM
Photo Credit: Nathan West
"What's the problem? Is it politics? Is it church? Is it McDonald's? Is it sex? Is it public school? Is it your mother? Is it global warming? Is it a secret shame, a private humiliation you try to forget but it follows you everywhere like a shadow self?

The squeakiest wheel gets the oil then the most powerful voice gets it's tongue cut out. They keep you in cul-de-sac coffins with bibles, pills and liquor cabinets and call them 'good homes'.

Poltergeists are said to be most common in homes with teenage girls... televisions exploding from the overcharged hormones... This video is a S+M suburban daydream, with domestic servitude and fetishizing of 50's household products. Yes, we treat objects like women.

Just keep smiling whatever you do. Your mascara might run...but you can't." Uni


Having only played a handful of shows, new New York City band Uni are excited to release the video for their debut single "What's The Problem." The track, taken from their debut EP, is being released on Chimera Records.

Uni are: Charlotte Kemp Muhl (guitar, vox), David Strange (guitar) and Nico Fuzz (vocals).

Brooklyn Vegan premiered the video, directed by Charlotte Kemp Muhl, today and noted that the track is "glitter-strewn outer space glam, with afterburners set to Saturn."

Uni will play a free show Baby's All Right Monday, August 7th at 7:00PM, with more shows to be announced soon.

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The National - "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" single is #1 on

THE NATIONAL'S LEAD SINGLE
"THE SYSTEM ONLY DREAMS IN TOTAL DARKNESS" HITS #1 ON TRIPLE-A CHART

SINGLE OFF FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM
SLEEP WELL BEAST OUT SEPTEMBER 8 VIA 4AD

 

Congratulations to The National whose single, " The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" has claimed the #1 spot on the BDS Triple-A radio chart.  This marks the band's first #1 at commercial radio.  "The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness" is off The National's forthcoming album Sleep Well Beast which is set to be released on September 8 via 4AD.   As with the entire album, the single was produced by member Aaron Dessner with co-production by Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger.  Sleep Well Beast was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner's Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond.  Sleep Well Beast is available for pre-order and will be available in CD, digital and double LP formats.

Watch "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness," in this Casey Reas directedvideo.

"'The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness' blends elements of the National's signature indie rock anthems with a shot of disco funk. A shuffling drum beat and a grimy guitar loop mix with a slow-burning blend of piano, synths and horns that rise at the end..." - Rolling Stone

"the National re-emerges upbeat, verging on danceable, with 'The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness,' a plaint about lost intimacy delivered with a kicking drumbeat, an insistent distorted guitar lick and a strobing video clip. The band hasn't set aside its fondness for Minimalism; there's lots of repetition in the underlying arrangement. But this time the National is willing to swing."   -The New York Times

"Produced by Aaron Dessner 'System' has a sound that's sharper than on The National's past two albums - more propulsive than dense - and it gleams and shudders with nervous bravado." - NPR

"Here, they all sound more energized, jutting forward with a slick confidence." -Pitchfork (Best New Track)

"No matter what Matt's singing about here it sounds good, and "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness" is a pleasant omen for whatever other uncommon amalgamations might come next on Sleep Well Beast." - Spin

The National have confirmed a world-tour in support of  Sleep Well Beast.  Dates kick off  in Cork, Ireland on September 16.  Highlights include Forest Hills Stadium in New York on October 6, The Hollywood Bowl on October 11 and multiple night residencies in more than 10 cities across Europe and North America.  In advance of the tour The National have played Glastonbury ("Could The National Be Glastonbury's Next Headliners?" said the NME review) and the upcoming Haven Festival in Copenhagen. For additional information and pre-sale registration visitwww.americanmary.com. Photos, album art and bio available here.

Sleep Well Beast Album Cover

Sleep Well Beast is available for pre-order in CD, digital and double LP formats.

TRACK LIST:
Nobody Else Will Be There
Day I Die
Walk It Back
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
Born to Beg
Turtleneck
Empire Line
I'll Still Destroy You
Guilty Party
Carin at the Liquor Store
Dark Side of the Gym
Sleep Well Beast
Photo Credit: Graham MacIndoe

WORLD TOUR:
08/12/17 - HAVEN Festival - Copenhagen, DENMARK
9/16/17 - Cork Opera House / Sounds From a Safe Harbour - Cork, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)
9/17/17 - Vicar Street - Dublin, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)
9/18/17 - Vicar Street - Dublin, IRELAND (SOLD OUT)
9/20/17 - Usher Hall - Edinburgh, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/21/17 - Usher Hall - Edinburgh, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/22/17 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/23/17 - O2 Apollo - Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
9/25/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK
9/26/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK
9/27/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK
9/28/17 - Eventim Hammersmith Apollo - London, UK (SOLD OUT)
10/05/17 - Wang Theatre - Boston, MA (SOLD OUT)
10/06/17 - Forest Hills Stadium - New York, NY
10/7/17 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
10/8/17 - Masonic Hall - Detroit,MI
10/11/17 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
10/12/17 - CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre - San Diego, CA
10/14/17 - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA
10/21/17 - Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg, GERMANY
10/23/17 - Tempodrom - Berlin, GERMANY
10/24/17 - Tempodrom - Berlin, GERMANY
10/25/17 - AFAS Live - Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (SOLD OUT)
10/26/17 - AFAS Live - Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
10/28/17 - Coliseum - Lisbon, PORTUGAL (SOLD OUT)
10/30/17 - Bozar - Brussels, BELGIUM (SOLD OUT)
10/31/17 - Bozar - Brussels, BELGIUM (SOLD OUT)
11/02/17 - 11/04/17 - Pitchfork Paris, Paris FRANCE
11/04/17 - Annexet - Stockholm, SWEDEN (SOLD OUT)
11/05/17 - Annexet - Stockholm, SWEDEN
11/06/17 - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, NORWAY (SOLD OUT)
11/07/17 - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, NORWAY
11/27/17 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR (SOLD OUT)
11/28/17 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
11/29/17 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)
12/01/17 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver BC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/02/17 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver BC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/04/17 - Verizon Hall - Philadelphia, PA (SOLD OUT)
12/05/17 - The Anthem - Washington,DC
12/07/17 - Metropolis - Montreal QC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/08/17 - Metropolis - Montreal QC, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/09/17 - Sony Centre - Toronto ON, CANADA (SOLD OUT) (SOLD OUT)
12/10/17 - Hamilton Place Theatre - Hamilton ON, CANADA (SOLD OUT)
12/12/17 - Civic Opera House - Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
12/13/17 - Civic Opera House - Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
 
For more information visit here

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YELLE - ANNOUNCES NORTH-AMERICAN CLUB SHOWS: YELLE CLUB PARTY TOUR + MORE NEW MUSIC

YELLE ANNOUNCES NORTH-AMERICAN CLUB SHOWS: 
YELLE CLUB PARTY TOUR

ICI & MAINTENANT (HERE & NOW)” AND “INTERPASSION” OUT NOW, MORE NEW MUSIC TO COME SOON
         
Photo credit: Alexandra Kingo 

About

Today, the French dance-pop group Yelle, which is Julie Budet and Jean-François Perrier (aka GrandMarnier), are announcing they’ll take over small clubs across North America with a show specifically designed for the club environment: YELLE CLUB PARTY TOUR.
 
Yelle recently returned with a couple of new singles – Ici & Maintenant (Here & Now) and Interpassion, which, as often is the case with Yelle’s art; glow on the surface while addressing more serious concerns underneath.
 
It is hard to think of another current artist who has managed to go global the way Yelle has. Having released three albums in the last decade and performed countless live shows around the world, all the while singing in her native French language.  Yelle's beautifully melodic compositions translate regardless if fans have any idea what she is actually singing about.
 
Their first single, "Short Dick Cuizi”, a rather obvious slam of French rapper Cuizinier, was posted on MySpace in 2005 and became a minor sensation. After some lyrical adjustments and a title change to"Je Veux Te Voir", the song became the duo's first official single in 2006 and became an indie sensation song internationally. Yelle’s debut album Pop Up was released in 2007 and spent nearly three years touring the world over in support of it before work on their second album began. Album number two, Safari Disco Club was released in the spring of 2011 and was followed by extensive international touring again. On their third album, Yelle worked with Dr. Luke and his team of producers. Though it was a little more focused than previous efforts, 2014's Complètement Fou was still imbued with a fun-loving, anything-goes left-field pop outlook.
 
Now Yelle is coming back to the live circuit, with their music nurtured by club culture since their inception and they love nothing more than tearing up dancefloors! Yelle are taking over clubs across the US and Canada next fall with the YELLE CLUB PARTY TOUR designed for four-to-the-floor kind of nights!
 
YELLE CLUB PARTY TOUR:
Tickets HERE
Mon 09.25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Tue 09.26 - Washington, DC @ U Street
Fri 09.29 - New York, NY @ Rough Trade
Sat 09.30 - New York, NY @ Rough Trade
Sun 10.01 - New York, NY @ Rough Trade
Thu 10.05 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Fri 10.06 - Montreal, PQ @ PHI
Sat 10.07 - Toronto, ONT @ Adelaide Hall
Sun 10.08 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Mon 10.23 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
Tue 10.24 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
Wed 10.25 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Fri 10.27 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
Sat 10.28 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
Sun 10.29 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
Thu 11.02 - Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Fri 11.03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Sat 11.04 - Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Sun 11.05 - Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Tue 11.07 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Wed 11.08 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent
Fri 11.10 - Dallas, TX @ RBC
Sat 11.11 - Austin, TX @ SOS

http://www.YELLE.fr
https://www.facebook.com/YELLE
https://twitter.com/YELLE

https://www.instagram.com/YELLESTAGRAM
https://www.youtube.com/user/YELLE
@YELLESNAP

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Dead Cross Stream Self-Titled Debut Album via Noisey

DEAD CROSS STREAM SELF-TITLED ALBUM VIA NOISEY

"Dead Cross is as aggressive as Slayer and as weird as Fantômas" - Noisey

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF ON AUGUST 10

SELF-TITLED DEBUT ARRIVES THIS FRIDAY VIA IPECAC RECORDINGS
 
 
Photo credit: SAWA
 
 
 
July 31, 2017, Torrance, Calif. – Dead Cross, the SoCal hardcore band featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies), Justin Pearson (Retox/The Locust), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Tomahawk) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), stream their self-titled debut album (Aug. 4, Ipecac Recordings) via Noisey: https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/wj8w54/dead-cross-is-as-aggressive-as-slayer-and-as-weird-as-fantomas.

The stream arrives as the band is preparing for their first North American tour. “I have no idea what kind of chaos it will conjure on stage or in the audience,” said Lombardo of the five-week outing, continuing, “but I know it’s going to be a hell of a good time.” Tickets are available now.

Dead Cross tour dates:

August 10  Santa Ana, CA  The Observatory *
August 11  Las Vegas, NV  Brooklyn Bowl
August 12  Phoenix, AZ  The Marquee *
August 14  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
August 15  Houston, TX  Warehouse Live
August 16  Austin, TX  Emo’s
August 18  Tucson, AZ  The Rialto Theatre *
August 19  San Diego, CA  The Observatory North Park
August 21  Los Angeles, CA  El Rey Theatre
August 23  Berkeley, CA  The UC Theatre
August 25  Vancouver, BC  Vogue Theatre
August 26  Seattle, WA  The Showbox
August 27  Portland  Wonder Ballroom
August 29  Sacramento, CA  Ace of Spades
September 8  Baltimore, MD  Baltimore Soundstage
September 10  Philadelphia, PA  Union Transfer
September 11  Boston, MA  Royale
September 12  New York, NY  Gramercy Theatre
September 13  Brooklyn, NY  Warsaw
September 15  Detroit, MI  St. Andrew’s Hall
September 16  Chicago, IL  Riot Fest *
September 17  Milwaukee, WI  Turner Hall Ballroom
September 19  Minneapolis, MN  First Avenue
September 20  Lawrence, KS  Liberty Hall
September 23  Denver, CO  Ogden Theatre

Secret Chiefs appear on all dates except those marked with a *

Dead Cross pre-orders are available now via http://smarturl.it/DxCx

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Hand Habits shares new single "yr heart" as part of Saddle Creek's Document Series

Hand Habits shares new single "yr heart" as part of Saddle Creek's Document Series
STREAM: "yr heart" -
SoundCloud  / YouTube / She Shreds
 
Document is a new series from Saddle Creek which aims to highlight artists and music scenes from around the world that the SC crew has fallen in love with, but aren’t necessarily already part of the Saddle Creek family. The third release in the series is the yr heart 7-inch from Los Angeles’ Hand Habits.

Meg Duffy, aka Hand Habits, is a singer, songwriter and guitarist originally from upstate New York. She has been putting her time in on the road and in the studio over the past two years with pacific northwest band Mega Bog, and the Kevin Morby Band, making an impression on everyone she comes across with her natural charisma and uncharted talent as a multi-instrumentalist. Meg spoke with She Shreds Mag about the new single, read the interview and listen to the song here and pre-order it here.
TOUR DATES:
08/04 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg
 
Hand Habits
yr heart 
(Saddle Creek)
Street Date: Aug. 25, 2017
Formats: 7" Vinyl / Digital
Pre-order here
Track List:

A: yr heart
B: Carpenter's Daughter
HAND HABITS LINKS:
Twitter
Facebook
Bandcamp

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