Video : Jamie xx : “Gosh”

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Jamie xx’s debut LP, In Colour, might be our most anticipated album of 2015 coming out on June 2nd via Young Turks. Today, he has unveiled a spaced-out video for track “Gosh” along with announcing tour dates spanning all over the world. The visual, directed by Erik Wernquist, takes you on a mesmerizing journey through outer space and can be found below. You can pre-order his new LP on viny (we recommend the deluxe edition) here.

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Tour Dates:
June 5 – London, UK – St. John at Hackney Church
July 21 – Denver, CO – The 1up – Colfax
July 22 – Calgary, AB – HiFi
July 23 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
July 25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
July 27 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
July 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
July 31 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
August 1 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
August 5 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
August 8 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
August 9 – Boston, MA – Royale
October 15 – London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy
October 16 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
October 17 – Glasgow, UK – The Arches
October 19 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria
October 20 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – den Atelier
October 22 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
October 23 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
October 24 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
October 29 – Helsinki, Finland – Ääniwalli
October 30 – Moscow, Russia – Yotaspace
October 31 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Glavclub

Photo Recap: Pit Stop Music Festival

Festival season is upon us. People will inevitably trek across the country to see the largest and most well-known festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo in order to have the typical festival experience: seeing most of the bands you want to see from a few hundred yards away, overpaying for beer, and getting a painful tank burn before falling back into your friend’s car for the seven hour drive back home. It’s a long, messy, unpredictable but memorable weekend that’s become quintessential to what summer is all about.

The Pit Stop Festival in Bloomington back in March, however, brought a little intimacy back to that festival feeling. Held over three nights at a handful of local venues, Pit Stop’s goal was simple: “Bloomington isn’t flyover country; it’s where great independent music puts wheels on the ground. Pit Stop is a three-night sprint of live music featuring national, regional & local acts. Like SXSW for the Upland South, catch the best of indie rock, Americana, hip-hop and more as they roll through our town.” It brought a few of the same pitfalls as its larger festival brethren (due to show times I couldn’t see everyone I wanted to see), but it also found a few of the same unmissable draws in its list of headliners and local talent. Even though I was left with the same sense of exhaustion and slight dehydration at the end of Pit Stop that I’ve found myself in at previous festivals, I still had the same thought as I packed up my camera a remembered where I parked: I can’t wait to do this again next year.

Hiss Golden Messenger

William Tyler

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight




Strong Roots

DJ Spikes

Maps & Atlases

The Alamo Freeze

Words and Photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

Song : Jagwar Ma : “Uncertainty” (Cut Copy Remix)

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There is a lot of great music coming out of Australia at the moment, so it only makes sense that two of the better known acts going from there would get together. Cut Copy decided to give a reworking to Jagwar Ma’s “Uncertainty” off their Howlin’ LP from last year.

Speaking of Cut Copy, the band has announced a slew of dates spanning the globe this spring and summer. Several dates include support from one of our favorite duo’s, Classixx. In addition, they have a new 10″ single is out April 19th, Record Store Day, via Modular. It will contain the new songs “In These Arms Of Love” and “Like Any Other Day”. You can find the former along with the tour dates and remix below.

Cut Copy Tour Dates:
4-12 Glasgow, Scotland – ABC
4-14 Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
4-15 Manchester, England – The Ritz
4-16 London, England – The Forum
4-17 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
4-18 Schjundel, Netherlands – Passpop Festival
4-21 Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar
4-22 Warsaw, Poland – Art Basen
5-01 Beijing, China – Strawberry Music Festival
5-03 Shanghai, China – Strawberry Music Festival
5-08 Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre
5-09 Melbourne, Australia – 170 Russel
5-10 Brisbane, Australia – Eton’s Hill
5-23 Vancouver, British Columbia – Malkin Bowl *
5-24 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
5-26 Calgary, Alberta – Flames Central *
5-27 Edmonton, Alberta – Union Hall *
5-31 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
6-10 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
6-11 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
6-12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Craddle
6-13 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
6-14-15 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6-17 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
6-18 Miami, FL – Grand Central
6-20 New Orleans, LA – Joy ^
6-21 Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
6-22 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre ^
6-25 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
6-26 Louisville, KT – Headliners Music Hall
6-27 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue ^
6-28-29 Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival
8-01-03 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8-01-03 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival
8-05 Denver, CO – Red Rocks
8-08 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
8-08-10 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival

* with Bear Mountain
^ with Classixx

Song : Sharon Van Etten : “Taking Chances”

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Are We There is the forthcoming LP from Sharon Van Etten slated to hit shelves on May 27th via Jagjaguwar. Today, she has shared the lead single from the release “Taking Chances.” It is a hazy number that slices during the chorus. Find it below along with the album trailer and her extensive tour dates.

Tour Dates:
May 8 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
May 9 – Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson
May 10 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
May 11 – Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space
May 25 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Grand Salon (Nuits Botanique)
May 28 – Paris, FR @ Café de la Danse
May 30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
June 1 – Koln, DE @ Studio 672
June 2 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
June 3 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
June 5 – London, UK @ KOKO
June 11 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
June 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall at Williamsburg (Northside Festival)
June 13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
June 14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
June 17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
June 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
June 19 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s
June 20 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
June 21 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
June 24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
June 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
June 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
June 30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
July 2 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
July 3 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
July 5 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
July 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
July 8 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
July 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
July 14 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
July 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
July 17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin
July 18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival

Song : Moon Boots : “Don’t Ask Why” (ft. Kyiki)

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Brooklyn via Chicago producer Moon Boots dropped a new track featuring live member of Crystal Fighters, Kyiki, on vocals. The song is a exquisite example of the ’90s pop/dance/house revival occurring in music at the moment. He is putting it up for free download here for a like. Stream it below and be sure to catch him live at various spots over the next few months.

Tour Dates:
March 7: Webster Hall – NYC
March 15: Juanillo Beach – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
March 26: French Express Party @ LMNT – Miami, FL
March 30: Ultra Music Festival – Miami, FL
April 4: Verboten (Cabaret Room) – Brooklyn, NY
April 11: 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA
April 20: Coachella – Indio, CA
May 26: Movement Festival – Detroit, MI
June 14: Spring Awakening Music Festival – Chicago, IL
June 29: Electric Forest Festival – Rothbury, MI

Song : Little Dragon : “Klapp Klapp”

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It’s been a while since we last got a new music from Sweden’s Little Dragon, but, today, we get the announcement of new album Nabuma Rubberband. It will be released on May 13th through Loma Vista/Because Music. The first taste of the new LP is “Klapp Klapp.” The song doesn’t deviate from what we have grown to love about this band. It is a straight-up slick jam and with Yukimi Nagano adding her jazzy vocals. After listening to the track, give this a try. It is a nice little personal touch from the band.

Tour Dates:
02-13 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (Painted Black NYC) (DJ set)
02-15 New York, NY – Up and Down NYC (Dream Hotel) (DJ set)
02-20 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Trouw
02-22 Hamburg, Germany – Moondoo
02-24 Berlin, Germany – Heimathafen
02-27 London, England – Village Underground
03-03 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Ballroom
03-05 Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
03-11-15 Austin, TX – SXSW
04-10 Portland, OR – Soul’d Out Music Festival
04-13 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-20 Indio, CA – Coachella
05-10 Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Music Week / Canadian Independent Music Awards

Song : Woman’s Hour : “Her Ghost”

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London-based Woman’s Hour turned a lot of heads, including ours, last year with their extensive output of singles, remixes, and covers, so much that, recently, they signed with Bloomington, IN’s Secretly Canadian. For those not familiar with the four-piece comprised of Fiona Burgess, William Burgess, Josh Hunnisett and Nicolas Graves, they make carefully built pop music combining both organic and electronic instrumentation.

The first release on their new label is the sparse, minimalistic “Her Ghost.” The song is out now digitally and will see it appear on a 7″ with an accompanying b-side in March. The band will be heading out on several dates, including stops at SXSW, New York, and LA in the States.

Tour Dates:
March 11th – 16th South By South West Festival, Austin, Texas
March 17th Bardot, Los Angeles
March 19th Mercury Lounge, New York
March 21st Glasslands, New York
April 3rd The Purcell Rooms, London
April 25th Gulliver’s, Manchester
April 26th Cathedral, Sheffield
April 27th Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
May 7th Louisiana, Bristol
May 8th The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

Song : Mac DeMarco : “Passing Out Pieces”

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After teasing us over the last couple of weeks, Mac DeMarco has given us the official deets about his new LP. Titled Salad Days, the album will span 11-tracks and be released on April 1st through Captured Tracks. The first official single is the fantastic listen “Passing Out Pieces.” You get some of DeMarco’s signature off-kilter guitar work on this one. Listen below.

Tour Dates:
01-29 Los Angeles, California – Echo
03-14 Santiago, Chile – Ex Oz
03-15 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Vorterix
03-23 Santa Ana, CA – Burgerama III
03-31 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *#
04-01 Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
04-02 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (early and late shows) *#
04-03 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *#
04-04 Wakefield, Quebec – Blacksheep *#
04-05 Sherbrooke, Quebec – Boquébière *#
04-06 Montreal, Quebec – Societe des Arts Technologiques *#
04-07 Cambridge, MA – Middle East (Downstairs) *#
04-09 New York, NY – Webster Hall #
04-10 Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse *
04-11 Atlanta, GA – The Goat Farm *
04-12 Baton Rouge, LA – Mud and Water *
04-13 Austin, TX – Mohawk (Outside Stage) *
04-14 Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s Saloon *
04-15 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s *^
04-16 Nashville, TN – Exit/In *
04-17 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle *
04-18 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
04-25 New Orleans, LA – Tulane University
04-26 Yonkers, NY – Sarah Lawrence College
05-15 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
05-16 Paris, France – Trabendo
05-17 Nantes, France – Stereolux
05-18 Brussels, Belgium – Nuits Botanique at Botanical Cultural Center
05-19 Brighton, England – The Old Market
05-20 Glasgow, Scotland – Mono
05-21 Manchester, England – Sound Control
05-22 London, England – Koko
05-23 Cologne, Germany – Electronic Beats – E Werks
05-24 Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
06-20-21 Toronto, Ontario – NXNE

* with Juan Wauters
# with Amen Dunes
^ with Dent May