Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MOAR



Wax Idols is also touring this spring, and also has a new record coming out on Slumberland on March 26! (This one will be called Discipline and Desire.)

TOAR:

02/03 Oakland, CA - The Uptown *
03/02 San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall (Noise Pop show) ^
03/06 Oakland, CA - New Parish %
03/07 San Diego, CA - The Void
03/08 Tempe, AZ - Sail Inn %&
03/09 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace %
03/13 - 03/16 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/21 Salt Lake City, UT - Richard Street Art Collective @
03/22 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest
03/30 San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall (Record Release Show) #@
03/31 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (Record Release Show / Part Time Punks) #
04/20 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle !
04/21 Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House &
04/22 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups &
04/24 St. Louis, MO - The Heavy Anchor &
04/26 Atlanta, GA - The Earl &
05/04 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium &

* = w/ Synthetic ID
^ = w/ DIIV, SISU, and LENZ
# = w/ The Mallard
% = w/ White Lung
& = w/ NU, SENSAE, Audacity
@ = w/ Chasms
! = w/ Radar Eyes
& = w/ TV Ghost
@ = w/ Blasted Canyons & Burnt Ones

Golden Grrrls. Rrrr.



A small dream of many has come true, and there's now a band called Golden Grrrls, off and about the world (Glasgow, actually). Naturally, they're twee and lo-fi, and they've got a record coming out on Slumberland (February 26).

Also, a tour:

03/20 Olympia, WA - TBA *
03/21 Seattle, WA - Tractor ^
03/22 Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
03/23 Portland, OR - Doug Fir ^
03/26 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop ^
03/29 Los Angeles, CA - Echo ^
03/30 San Diego, CA - Casbah ^
04/01 Boston, MA - Charlie's #
04/02 Easthampton, MA - Flywheel #
04/03 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands @#
04/04 Philidelphia, PA - Vox Populi @
04/05 Arlington, VA - Comet Ping Pong @
04/06 Baltimore, MD - The Bell Foundry @#
04/08 New York, NY - Cake Shop @

* = w/ Brilliant Colors
^ = w/ Veronica Falls and Brilliant Colors
# = w/ What Next?
@ = w/ Sea Lions

Something old:


Friday, January 25, 2013

They're comin' back!



The Twilight Sad are touring with Frightened Rabbit, as they did a few years ago. Thrilled!

Tour!

03/08 Seattle, WA Showbox
03/09 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
03/11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
03/12 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
03/13 Los Angeles, CA Music Box / Fonda
03/18 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
03/19 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
03/21 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
03/22 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
03/23 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
03/24 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
03/26 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
03/27 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Brrrrand neeewww Speedy Ortiz.

Hey! Remember Speedy Ortiz? They released the Sports EP and toured the U.S. last year. They do the '90s thing properly, and they are churning out new material. Here's a video for "Tiger Tank."

Wampire!



I desperately wanted this band to be Swedish, but they're from Portland. Debut LP Curiosity will be released on Polyvinyl on May 5.

Here, here's another.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012/2013, from Exploding in Sound Records

69 Love Songs...again.

A few days ago, a large, large number of Minnesota bands performed the Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs in Minneapolis. Most of us do not live in Minneapolis. So they've recorded a covers album and it's available fo' free online. Featuring Gospel Gossip, to whom I've given some love.

Download Absolutely Cuckoo in full, here. For additional info, including a list of all artists included, click here.

One last bit of promotion for Israel's Vaadat Charigim before they release their debut LP this month.