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DEEP SEA DIVER ON TOUR

w/ Hey Marseilles

27-Feb Wed Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
2-Mar Sat Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
5-Mar Tue San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
6-Mar Wed Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite
7-Mar Thu San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
9-Mar Sat Denton, TX @ Denton 35 Festival
11-Mar Mon Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
12- Mar Tues Austin, TX SXSW (tba)
13- Mar Wed Austin, TX SXSW (tba)
14- Mar Thu Austin, TX SXSW (tba)
15- Mar Fri Austin, TX SXSW (tba)
16- Mar Sat Austin, TX SXSW (tba)

With Pickwick:

18-Mar Mon Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Tavern
19-Mar Tue Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
20-Mar Wed Telluride, CO @ Sheridan Opera House
22 Mar Fri Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival

Dan Deacon: “Guilford Avenue Bridge” (Video)

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You don’t get … carsick … do you?

DAN DEACON – Tour Dates

02-08 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
02-09 Dublin, IE – Whelans
02-10 Belfast, IE – The Black Box
02-11 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
02-12 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
02-13 London, UK – Village Underground
02-15 Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
02-16 Nantes, FR – Stereolux
02-18 Metz, FR – Les Trinitaires
02-19 Rotterdam, Netherlands – Rotown
02-20 Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun
02-21 Utrecht, Netherlands – Ekko
02-22 Hamburg, Germany – Molotow
02-23 Malmo, Sweden – Debaser
02-24 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall Atlas
02-26 Oslo, Norway – Revolver
02-27 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Slussen
02-28 Cophenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen Jazzhouse
03-07 Boston, MA – House of Blues*
03-08 Montreal, QC – Metropolis*
03-09 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*
03-11 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues*
03-12 Covington, KY – The Madison Theater*
03-13 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works*
03-15 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall*
03-16 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre*
03-17 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre*
03-18 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
03-20 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant*
03-21 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater*
03-22 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*
03-23 Salt Lake City, UT – Depot*
03-24 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
04-20 North Adams, MA – Mass MoCA
04-27 New York, NY – The Metropolitan Museum of Art

* = w/ Animal Collective

Ty Segall: “The Hill” (Video)

Ty Segall’s recorded output has been so prolific that even fans might be having trouble keeping up.Today Drag City releases Twins, his latest LP. Check out a video for the album’s lead off single, “The Hill.” We’ve also included his touring schedule below.

TY SEGALL TOUR DATES

Sun. Oct. 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival

Wed. Nov. 7 – London, UK @ The Garage

Thu. Nov. 8 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institut

Fri. Nov. 9 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School

Sat. Nov. 10 – Athens, GR @ An Club

Mon. Nov. 12 – Lyon, FR @ Clacson

Tue. Nov. 13 – Amiens, FR @ La Lune des Pirates + K-Holes

Wed. Nov. 14 – Rennes, FR @ L’Antipote

Thu. Nov. 15 – Rouen, FR @ Le 106

Fri. Nov. 16 – Metz, FR @ Les Trinitaires

Sat. Nov. 17 – Besancon, FR @ La Rodia

Sun. Nov. 18 – Bourg en Bresse, FR @ La Tannerie

Mon. Nov. 19 – Milano, IT @ Low File

Tue. Nov. 20 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie

Wed. Nov. 21 – Nïmes, FR @ La Paloma

Thu. Nov. 22 – San Sebastian, ES @ Gazteszena

Fri. Nov. 23 – La Roche Sur Yon, FR @ Le Fuzz’Yon

Sat. Nov. 24 – Paris, FR @ BB Mix Fest

Mon. Nov. 26 – Luxembourg City, LU @ Exit 07

Tue. Nov. 27 – Kortrijk, BE @ DE Kreun

Wed. Nov. 28 – Groningen, NL @ Vera Club

Thu. Nov. 29 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz

Fri. Nov. 30 – Brussels, BE @ Atelier 210

Sat. Dec. 1 – Koln, DE @ Mini Fest

Sun. Dec. 2 – Utrecht, NL @ Guess Who Festival

Tue. Dec. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Night Beats

Wed. Dec. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Waldorf w/ Night Beats

Thu. Dec. 13 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater w/ Night Beats

Sat. Dec. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey w/ Night Beats, Pangea

Wed. Jan. 23 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress w/ Ex Cult

Thu. Jan. 24 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s w/ Ex Cult

Fri. Jan. 25 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk w/ Ex Cult

Sat. Jan. 26 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall w/ Ex Cult

Sun. Jan. 27 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone w/ Ex Cult

Mon. Jan. 28 – Nashville, TN @ The End w/ Ex Cult

Tue. Jan. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West w/ Ex Cult

Wed. Jan. 30 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade w/ Ex Cult

Thu. Jan. 31 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Ex Cult

Fri. Feb. 1 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ Ex Cult

Tue. Feb. 5 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Du Mile End w/ Ex Cult

Wed. Feb. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Club w/ Ex Cult

Sat. Feb. 9 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Ex Cult

Sun. Feb. 10 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground w/ Ex Cult

Mon. Feb. 11 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive w/ Ex Cult

Toro Y Moi: “Rose Quartz” Live at Lollapalooza (Video)

Toro Y Moi’s set yesterday at Lollapalooza 2012 included five new songs.

The video for one of them, “Rose Quartz,” is below.

The band is touring in August and September (dates below).

Toro Y Moi- Touring schedule
8/26 – Brooklyn, NY – Afropunk Festival
9/26 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
9/27 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
9/28 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm *
9/29 – Fairburn, GA – Counterpoint Music Festival
10/13 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival

* = w/ The Choir Quit, Can’t Kids

Blues Control: “Walking Robin” (Video; Tour Dates)

Queens duo Blues Control begins their US tour tonight (Dates below).

They also have a new video out for the album track “Walking Robin,” from their new LP Valley Tangents (Drag City).

Video by Clémence Hébert.

Blues Control Tour Dates (new dates in bold)

Wed. July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s

Thu. July 26 – Louisville, KY @ The Cat House

Fri. July 27 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout

Sat. July 28 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

Sun. July 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog

Mon. July 30 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar

Tue. July 31 – Toronto, ON @ The Shop at Parts & Labour

Wed. Aug. 1 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore

Thu. Aug. 2 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey House

Fri. Aug. 3 – Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub

Sat. Aug. 4 – Hoboken, NY @ Maxwell’s (with Chain & The Gang)

Sat. Aug. 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kensington Picnic (with Meg Baird)

Sun. Aug. 26 – Emmaus, PA @ Emmaus Farmers’ Market

Sun. Sept. 9 – Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox

Tue. Sept. 11 – Lexington, KY @ Void

Thu. Sept. 13 – Atlanta, GA @ 529

Fri. Sept. 14 – Durham, NC @ Duke University Coffeehouse

Sat. Sept. 15 – Greensboro, NC @ CFBG’s

Supreme Cuts: “Ciroc Waterfalls” (SoundCloud)

Dovecote releases Supreme Cuts’ recording Whispers in the Dark on July 10. Check out a teaser track, “Ciroc Waterfalls,” via the SoundCloud embed below.

Supreme Cuts – Summer Concerts

7/11 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL (record release show w/ The-Drum, Mister Lies)
7/20 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY (record release show w/ The-Drum, Sich Mang)
7/27 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL (w/ Gold Panda)
8/16 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, Canada *
8/17 – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA *
8/18 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR *
8/20 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA *
8/21 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA *
8/23 – The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV *
8/25 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO *

* w/ Polica

Real Estate likes puppies – and touring!

Real Estate’s latest CD Days is out now on Domino.

Tour Dates

Sat-Nov-19    Lexington, KY            Cosmic Charlies *

Sun-Nov-20    Pittsburgh, PA            Garfield Art Works *

Mon-Nov-21    Philadelphia, PA        Johnny Brenda’s *

Wed-Nov-23    New York, NY            Bowery Ballroom *

Wed-Nov-30    Barcelona, Spain       KGB

Thu-Dec-01    Valencia, Spain         Wah Wah

Fri-Dec-02     Madrid, Spain         El Sol

Sat-Dec-03    Lisbon, Portugal     LZB

Mon-Dec-05   Clermont Ferrand, France    TBD

Fri-Dec-09    Copenhagen, Denmark     Vega

Sat-Dec-10    Gothenberg, Sweden    Henriksberg

Sun-Dec-11   Stockholm, Sweden    Slussen

Mon-Dec-12   Oslo, Norway   John Dee

* = w/ Big Troubles

Real Estate – It’s Real by DominoRecordCo

Dum Dum Girls: Only in Dreams

Dum Dum Girls

Only in Dreams

Sub Pop CD

US Tour Dates:
Mon, Oct 03, Los Angeles, CA Troubadour $*
Tue, Oct 04, San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall $*
Fri, Oct 07 Portland, OR Doug Fir $*
Sat, Oct 08, Vancouver, BC Electric Owl $*
Sun, Oct 09, Seattle, WA Neumo’s $*
Wed, Oct 12, St. Paul, MN Turf Club $*
Thu, Oct 13, Madison, WI High Noon $*
Fri, Oct 14, Chicago, IL Empty Bottle $*
Sat, Oct 15, Detroit, MI Magic Stick $*
Sun, Oct 16, Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace $*
Mon, Oct 17, Montreal, QU Il Motore $*
Wed, Oct 19, Boston, MA Paradise $@
Fri, Oct 21, New York, NY Bowery Ballroom $@
Sat, Oct 22, Washington, DC Black Cat $@
Sun, Oct 23, Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer $@
Mon, Oct 24, Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s $@

Europe Dates
Thu, Nov 03, Berlin, Germany Festsaal Kreuzberg
Fri, Nov 04, Cologne, Germany MTC
Sat, Nov 05, Lyon, France Big Tinnitus Festival at Clacson
Tue, Nov 08, Nantes, France Stereolux
Wed, Nov 09, Roubaix, France Le Cave aux Poetes
Thu, Nov 10, Brussels, Belgium Rotande Botanique
Fri, Nov 11, Amsterdam, Netherlands London Calling Festival
Sun, Nov 13, Manchester, UK FAC 251
Mon, Nov 14, Newcastle, UK The Cluny
Tue, Nov 15, Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
Wed, Nov 16, Wrexham, UK Central Station
Thu, Nov 17, London, UK ULU

Active Child: on tour, live video

Last night, I was listening to Active Child, trying to decide which cut I’d include with this post announcing their tour.

The soundscape was redolent with soft pop/eighties alterna-dance reference points. Mainstreaming alert! My wife’s nose reflexively wrinkles.

“You’re full of surprises,” said Kay. “Just when I think I’ve got your musical preferences sussed, you play something else that surprises me.”

Then she hears the next track I play from Active Child. “Oh, this is cool. I get it now. They’ve got more diverse musical tastes than I realized at first.”

I know I’m partial, but she’s so smart. Active Child songwriter Pat Grossi’s interests may encompass some radio-friendly fare that isn’t ordinarily my cup of tea, but he treats its elements far better than ordinary artists. And when he goes out on a limb, picks up his harp, and looks down more unusual pathways, I’m consistently engaged. One imagines that they’ll be doing quite a bit of the latter when they support M83 on tour (dates below).

You Are All I See is out now via Vagrant.

Active Child Tour Dates
Oct 28 – Washington DC @ Black Cat (Early Show)*
Oct 28 – Washington DC @ Black Cat (Late Show)*
Oct 29 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade & Tavern*
Oct 30 – Asheville, NC @ Moogfest
Oct 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
Nov 01 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room*
Nov 02 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham*
Nov 04 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live*
Nov 05 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 07 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*
Nov 09 – Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box*
Nov 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine*
Nov 11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
Nov 13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos (Early Show)*
Nov 13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos (Late Show)
Nov 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
Nov 17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (Early Show)*
Nov 17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (Late Show)*
Nov 20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
Nov 22 – New York City, NY @ Webster Hall*
Nov 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
*Supporting M83

White Hills: “Paradise” (Video)

Thrill Jockey artists White Hills have just released a video for “Paradise,” a song off of their new LP H-p1.


White Hills – Paradise from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

White Hills tours in support of release this Fall. Maybe they’ll bring their mix of drones, post-psych guitar work, and kraut rock signatures to a venue near you!

UPCOMING FALL TOUR

Sep 3 Brooklyn, NY Aviator Sports Complex w/Psychic Paramount, Pictureplane
Sep 8 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret w/Sleepy Sun
Sep 9 Seattle, WA Nectar Lounge w/Sleepy Sun, Kinski
Sep 10 Portland, OR Ash Street Saloon w/Eternal Tapestry, Pierced Arrows
Sep 14 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop w/Carleton Melton
Sep 15 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar w/RTX, Heavy Cream
Sep 16 Los Angeles, CA Nomad Art Gallery w/Sleepy Sun
Sep 17 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Sep 30 Den Bosch, Netherlands W 2
Oct 1 Leuven, Belgium Het Depot
Oct 2 Cologne, Germany Underground
Oct 4 Vienna, Austria Arena
Oct 5 Feldkirch, Austria Graf Hugo
Oct 6 Stuttgart, Germany 1210
Oct 7 Weimar, Germany Werk
Oct 8 Cottbus, Germany Burning Earth Festival
Oct 9 Berlin, Germany White Trash
Oct 10 Hamburg, Germany Molotow
Oct 11 Bielefeld, Germany AJZ
Oct 13 Olten, Switzerland Quote D’Or
Oct 14 Wurzburg, Germany Cafe Cairo
Oct 15 Darmstadt, Germany 603
Oct 17 Savignano Sul Rubicone, Italy Sidro Club
Oct 18 Rome, Italy Sinister Noise
Oct 19 Quero, Italy Piettro Alternative Sound
Oct 20 Martigny, Switzerland Les Caves Du Manoir
Oct 22 Maastricht, Netherlands Musikgiterij
Oct 23 Birmingham, UK Supersonic Festival
Oct 24 London, UK Corsica

White Hills – H-p1 from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.