The Shins have announced new tour dates today, extending what is already a huge worldwide tour in support of their fantastic fifth studio album, Heartworms. The additional dates include The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on September 29 with special guests Foxygen and Day Wave, plus Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on October 7 with special guest Day Wave, and The Anthem in Washington, DC on November 2 with special guest Baio. Tickets for the three shows go on sale this Friday, July 14 at 10am local time. See below for all tour dates, including summer festival stops at Lollapalooza and Osheaga, as well as a November run with support from Baio.

The Shins recently announced the winner of a contest to win their first-ever van. After weeks of fierce competition, Michigan-based trio Mertle’s cover of “Painting A Hole”beat out hundreds of submissions to win the grand prize. The Shins have invited Mertle to open for them tomorrow, July 11 in Niagara Falls as well as July 27 in Grand Rapids. Watch Mertle’s excitement as James Mercer pays them a surprise visit at their home in Eaton Rapids, Michigan to personally deliver the newly refurbished 1990 Ford 350 Clubwagon HERE!

Produced by James Mercer, The Shins’ fifth album, Heartworms, was released March 10 to a wave of acclaim: Entertainment Weekly called Heartworms the “band’s boldest album yet” and “a rewarding and singular addition to the Shins’ catalog,” Rolling Stone lauded its “home-brewed feel, heavy on Beach Boys grandeur, New Wave kicks, squiggly synth-pop and warm-weather soft rock – with lyrics tenderly balanced between midlife malaise and youthful romanticism. The result is some of the most charming music he's ever made,” while Time magazine opined “Heartworms works on a grander scale, with ornate sonic tableaux.”

Heartworms is available everywhere now via Aural Apothecary/Columbia Records.

The Shins On Tour: 
7/11                 Niagara Falls, NY                    Rapid Theatre
7/12                 Ottawa, ON                             Ottawa Blues Fest
7/27                 Grand Rapids, MI                   Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
7/28                 Oro-Medonte, ON                   Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
7/29                 Cleveland, OH                        Agora Theatre
7/30                 Burlington, VT                         Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
8/1                   Pittsburgh, PA                         Stage AE (Indoor)
8/2                   Boston, MA                             House of Blues
8/4                   Montreal, QC                          Osheaga
8/6                   Chicago, IL                              Lollapalooza
8/10                 Gothenburg, SE                      Way Out West
8/11                 Oslo, NO                                 Oya Festival
8/13                 Copenhagen, DK                    Vega
8/14                 Hamburg, DE                          Grosse Freiheit
8/15                 Berlin, DE                                Huxley’s
8/16                 Cologne, DE                           Live Music Hall
8/18                 Kiewit-Hasselt, BE                  Pukkelpop
8/19                 Biddinghuizen, NL                   Lowlands Festival
8/20                 Wales, UK                               Green Man Festival
8/22                 Manchester, UK                      Academy
8/23                 Nottingham, UK                      Rock City
8/25                 Boulogne-Billancourt, FR        Rock En Seine
8/27                 Turin, IT                                   Todays Festival
9/23                 Redmond, WA                         King County’s Marymoor Park
9/24                 Spokane, WA                          Knitting Factory Concert House
9/25                 Eugene, OR                            McDonald Theatre
9/26                 Bend, OR                                The Athletic Club of Bend
9/28                 Paso Robles, CA                    Vina Robles Amphitheatre
9/29                 Los Angeles, CA                   The Greek Theatre 
9/30                 Berkeley, CA                          Greek Theater
10/1                 San Diego, CA                      Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
10/3                 Phoenix, AZ                            Comerica Theater
10/4                 Santa Fe, NM                         Santa Fe Opera
10/5                 Morrison, CO                          Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/7                 Reno, NV                                Grand Sierra Resort and Casino 
11/2                 Washington, DC                    The Anthem *
11/3                 Brooklyn, NY                          Kings Theatre *
11/4                 Philadelphia, PA                     The Fillmore *
11/7                 Detroit, MI                               The Fillmore Detroit *
11/8                 Columbus, OH                        Express Live! Indoor Pavilion *
11/10-12          McDade, TX                           Sound on Sound Music Festival
11/14               New Orleans, LA                    Civic Theatre *
11/15               Nashville, TN                          Ryman Auditorium *
11/16               Charlotte, NC                          The Fillmore Charlotte *
11/17               Atlanta, GA                             Coca Cola Roxy Theatre *
11/19               Ciudad de Mexico, MX           Corona Capital

New dates in BOLD
* Baio supporting

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Alvvays are back with a brand-new record due September 8th, and today they've released the video for the first single "In Undertow." Analog visual feedback and moon-man cameos fill the video singer Molly Rankin describes as "aquacosmic psych meets public access TV." Rankin says, "I'm aware of my own drowning fixation and fascinated by that bizarre lunar-tidal relationship. We've already filled our water video quota. Space is a trippier ocean."

"In Undertow" is the first new music from the band since the release of their much loved self-titled debut album in 2014. The song is an exciting glimpse into what fans can expect from their sophomore album. Alvvays will be touring extensively this fall and will be joined by Jam Som and Nap Eyes as their opening supports. All dates for this must-see lineup are listed below.

Antisocialites is out September 8th and can be pre-ordered here.

Praise for "In Undertow":

"...Alvvays never second-guess their core strength: anthemic, arm-swaying hooks that aim for the stars even when the sky is gray." Pitchfork 

"The band has kept their rivers of reverb, which sometimes makes them sound as though they're playing to an empty middle-school gymnasium, an image that fittingly blends sweetness with melancholy." - Vulture 

"The single echoes with a longing for finding solace after going through a breakup." - Paste

"...lead single "In Undertow" contains all of the elements that were initially so charming about the Toronto five-piece blown up to fuzzy and dreamy new heights." -Stereogum 

"Expect more lovelorn sun-spotted jangly jams done in only the charming way the Toronto quartet know how." - My Old Kentucky Blog 

"...a very nice dose of their melodic, emotional indie pop, complete with a shoegazy guitar solo." - Brooklyn Vegan

Antisocialites Tracklisting:
  1. In Undertow
  2. Dreams Tonite
  3. Plimsoll Punks
  4. Your Type
  5. Not My Baby
  6. Hey
  7. Lollipop (Ode to Jim)
  8. Already Gone
  9. Saved By A Waif
  10. Forget About Life

Upcoming Tour Dates:
8.5.17 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
8.5.17 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL  SOLD OUT
8.26.17 - Belgrave Music Hall - Leeds, UK
8.27.17 - St. Luke's - Glasgow, Scotland
8.28.17 - Leadmill - Sheffield, UK
8.29.17 - Talking Heads - Southampton, UK
9.2.17 - End of the Road Festival - Larmer Tree Garden, UK
9.3.17 - Institute 2 - Birmingham, UK
9.4.17 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, UK
9.6.17 - Bullingdon Arms - Oxford, UK
9.7.17 - Gorilla - Manchester, UK
9.8.17 - Koko - London, UK
9.9.17 - Thekla - Bristol, UK
9.11.17 - Point Ephemere - Paris, France
9.12.17 - Blue Shell - Cologne, Germany
9.13.17 - Molotow - Hamburg, Germany
9.14.17 - Musik & Frieden - Berlin, Germany
9.16.17 - Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
9.17.17 - Ekko - Utrecht, Netherlands
9.18.17 - Bitterzoet - Amsterdam, Netherlands
9.30.17 - Music Tastes Good Festival - Long Beach, CA
10.3.17 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
10.5.17 - Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn, NY *
10.6.17 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA *
10.7.17 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC *
10.11.17 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA *
10.12.17 - Exit / In - Nashville, TN *
10.13.17 - Saturn - Birmingham, AL *
10.14.17 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA *
10.16.17 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX *
10.17.17 - Mohawk - Austin, TX *
10.18.17 - Trees - Dallas, TX *
10.20.17 - Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM *
10.21.17 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ *
10.24.17 - Fillmore - San Francisco, CA *
10.27.17 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR ^
10.28.17 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA ^
10.30.17 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT ^
10.31.17 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO ^
11.2.17 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN ^
11.3.17 - Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL ^
11.4.17 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI ^
12.13.17 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
12.14.17 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
12.15.17 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
12.16.17 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON

* w/ Nap Eyes
^ w/ Jay Som

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens Returns With 'The Laughing Apple' - Out September 15

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Returns With 'The Laughing Apple' - Out September 15

Yusuf / Cat Stevens, one of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time, will release his highly anticipated new album, The Laughing Apple, on September 15 under his Cat-O-Log Records logo exclusively through Decca Records, the same label that launched his career 50 years ago.
Hear the new song ‘See What Love Did to Me’ at Rolling Stone HERE
And read more at Rolling Stone HERE
The Laughing Apple follows the common ‘60s template of combining newly-written songs with a number of covers – except that all the covers are from Yusuf's 1967 catalogue. The Laughing Apple celebrates some of his earliest material, presenting the songs as he has always wished they had been recorded.
“There are some I always wanted to hear differently,” he explains. “Many of my earlier recordings were overcooked with big band arrangements. They crowded the song out a lot of times.”
Yusuf produced The Laughing Apple with Paul Samwell-Smith, the original producer behind Yusuf's landmark recordings, including 1970’s Tea for the Tillerman, which contained the classics ‘Wild World’ and ‘Father and Son’. That multi-platinum album became a benchmark of the singer-songwriter movement, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has named it one of the definitive albums of all time.
The Laughing Apple takes listeners to that little garden where the Tillerman sat under the tree, with a charming new illustration by Yusuf. That picture harks back to Tillerman’s younger days when he worked as an apple-picker. Yusuf also has illustrated each of the 11 songs on The Laughing Apple in his naive style, resembling a storybook — for those whose hearts have never really grown old.

When all things were tall,
And our friends were small,
And the world was new.

Those words of Cat Stevens’ Silent Sunlight now seem to reflect most accurately the sentiments of The Laughing Apple. “As you grow older, the sweetness of youth, as Wordsworth expressed in his poem ‘Splendour in the Grass’, get stronger,” says Yusuf. “Looking back and emotionally drawing on the themes of childhood possibilities and disappointments is what exemplifies this album, for me.”
The new album also marks the return of Yusuf's longtime musical foil, Alun Davies. Davies, whose graceful acoustic guitar is an essential component of Yusuf's classic sound, first appeared on 1970’s Mona Bone Jakon and recorded and performed with Yusuf throughout the ‘70s. The Laughing Apple's newest songs — ‘See What Love Did to Me’, ‘Olive Hill’ and ‘Don't Blame Them’ — possess the reflective insight of a spiritual seeker and the melodic charm that made Yusuf beloved by millions during the ‘60s and ‘70s and still speak to a younger, wide-eyed generation.
‘Mighty Peace’ is the first inspired song Yusuf wrote while still beating the folk-club path in London during the early ‘60s. The song laid fallow for more than 50 years, and, with a newly added verse, finally has made it onto an album. ‘Mary and the Little Lamb’ reflects a similar story: it is an unreleased song that existed only on an old demo, and it also has a new verse. ‘Grandsons’ updates ‘I've Got a Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old’, which now has hung around long enough to fulfill its biographical destiny. (Yusuf is the beloved grandfather of eight little grandkids.) The original version appeared for the first time on the 2000 edition of The Very Best of Cat Stevens.
Other highlights of The Laughing Apple include new versions of ‘Blackness of the Night’, ‘Northern Wind (Death of Billy the Kid)’, ‘I'm So Sleepy’ and the title track, four songs that appeared in their original incarnations on New Masters, a 1967 album largely unknown in the US.
The album also contains ‘You Can Do (Whatever)’, a song originally intended for the film ‘Harold and Maude’ that remained unfinished until now.
2017 is a milestone marking 50 years of Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ amazing musical history. In 1967, Decca released his debut album, Matthew and Son, on its Deram Records subsidiary.
Yusuf returned to the stage at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre, right across from his father’s cafe, on November 20, 2016, with a reflective and deeply emotional delving into his ‘Attic’ of songs, anecdotes and memories. The unforgettable ‘A Cat’s Attic’ show and subsequent tour included his musical classics and global hits like ‘Wild World’, ‘Moonshadow’, ‘Peace Train’, ‘Morning Has Broken’ and ‘Oh Very Young’, which made him a radio staple during the ‘70s. The music of Yusuf / Cat Stevens will be the subject of a PBS Soundstage special in September.
Yusuf’s music has established him as a timeless voice for all generations. His songs are used regularly in films and television shows, with "’Father and Son’ playing during a crucial scene in the blockbuster movie Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
A recipient of The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates' Man of Peace award and the World Social Award, Yusuf continues to support charities such as UNICEF, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Tree Aid through The Yusuf Islam Foundation in the UK.

Preorder The Laughing Apple here: https://lnk.to/TheLaughingApplePR
Stream/Download 'See What Love Did to Me' here: http://smarturl.it/SeeWhatLoveDidToMe?IQid=PR

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Kasabian Announce North American Tour Dates

Kasabian Announce North American Tour Dates

Their 5th UK #1 For Crying Out Loud To Be Released On LP On September 1st
Album Available NOW On DSPs
WATCH the Video for "You're In Love With A Psycho" HERE
WATCH the Video for "Bless This Acid House" HERE

Photo Credit: Phil Knott

Kasabian, one of the UK's most successful and beloved bands, have revealed plans for a run of North American live dates in September -including stops in New York City, DC, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. 

The band released their sixth studio album For Crying Out Loud in the UK on May 5th, landing them their 5th UK #1 album. For Crying Out Loud is available on all DSPs in the US now via RED. The band will release a physical version of the LP in the US via Third Man Records on September 1st. Lead singles "You're In Love With A Psycho" and "Bless This Acid House" are buoyant, spirited sing-a-longs, bursting with the band's renowned swagger and brilliant knack for rousing choruses.

Kasabian have firmly established themselves as British national treasures, with a flawless discography and legions of fans. In the space of their previous five album releases they've pocketed a UK GRAMMY-equivalent BRIT Award, seven NME awards and four Q Awards. Their euphoric live sets have taken them to the headline spots at multiple music festivals, including the world's biggest: England's legendary Glastonbury Festival. It's been three years since North American fans were treated to a tour. 
Watch the band perform "Bless This Acid House" live on the BBC's Later With Jools Holland. 

Following the more electronic direction of 2014's acclaimed 48:13, Kasabian were keen to make a truly great guitar album. Serge Pizzorno says about For Crying Out Loud"We wanted to make a very positive album full of hope with guitars to remind people that it's still relevant." The result is one of the most energetic and dynamic rock records of the year. 
Kasabian are: Serge Pizzorno (guitar and vocals), Tom Meighan (vocals), Chris Edwards (bass), Ian Matthews (drums) and Tim Carter (Guitars).
Tour Dates:
Sept 14    New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
Sept 15    Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre
Sept 16    Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub
Sept 18    Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex*
Sept 19    Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
Sept 23    Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern*
Sept 24    San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom*
Sept 27    Mexico City, MX @ Pabellon Cuervo Palacio Del Los Deportes*

* Support from Slaves


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Grizzly Bear Releases New Song And Video Today For "Neighbors" From Forthcoming Album 'Painted Ruins'

Grizzly Bear Releases New Song And Video Today For "Neighbors" From Forthcoming Album 'Painted Ruins' (8/18, RCA)

Under The Radar And Paste Quarterly Covers Hit Stands
WATCH VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK HERE: http://smarturl.it/GBNeighbors
Grizzly Bear has released "Neighbors," the fourth new song from their forthcoming album 'Painted Ruins' (8/18, RCA). Click here to watch the video released today: http://smarturl.it/GBNeighbors

The band also covers the new issues of Under The Radar Magazine and Paste Quarterly, both of which hits stands later this month. Paste Quarterly says, "Grizzly Bear made an album for the times: something wild and alive, bucking assumptions and beaming color, their best yet," and in their 9/10 review of 'Painted Ruins," Under the Radar says "the album is the sound of a band cohering as never before with a formidable swagger."

"Neighbors" follows the release of three other tracks from 'Painted Ruins' including "Three Rings," "Mourning Sound" and "Four Cypresses," which NPR Music called "a simmering, moody reflection on the state of a world in chaos." Fans who preorder 'Painted Ruins' will receive all four tracks instantly.

'Painted Ruins' has earned early praise from Rolling Stone, who called the new music "spellbinding." The New York Times dubbed lead track "Three Rings" "insistent," and Pigeons & Planes called it "a sonically ambitious return." NPR Music called their single "Mourning Sound" "grand and focused, elegantly layered, delicate and dramatic," and SPIN declared, "Grizzly Bear strike gold."

'Painted Ruins' follows 2012's 'Shields,' which was a critical and commercial breakthrough. Debuting at #7 on the Billboard 200 and named the #1 Album of the Year by Apple iTunes, 'Shields' earned the band Pitchfork Best New Music and four star Rolling Stone reviews; performances on Colbert, Fallon, Letterman, Austin City Limits and Ellen; and sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

Wasted Acres
Mourning Sound
Four Cypresses
Three Rings
Losing All Sense
Glass Hillside
Sky Took Hold
Aug 14 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Aug 15 – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
Aug 16 – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
Oct 4 – Dublin, IR – Vicar Street
Oct 5 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
Oct 6 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
Oct 8 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
Oct 9 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
Oct 10 – Bexhill On The Sea, UK – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Oct 12 – Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle
Oct 13 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg
Oct 14 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
Oct 16 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia
Nov 1 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Nov 2 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Nov 3 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Nov 7 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Nov 9 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine
Nov 12 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
Nov 14 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Nov 15 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Nov 16 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore
Nov 19 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital
Nov 26 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Nov 27 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
Nov 28 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec 1 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
Dec 3 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Dec 7 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
Dec 8 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Dec 9 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Dec 11 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
Dec 12 – San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
Dec 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Dec 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

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WIRE Announce USA Fall Tour Dates

WIRE Announce Fall Tour Dates
Critically Acclaimed Album Silver/Lead out now on pinkflag 
Photo Credit: Mike Hipple

"With much of their recent material, Wire continues to keep true to themselves in a way that makes old fans stick around, while still freshening up their sound enough to engage new generations with each new decade of music." - Stereogum 

"Silver/Lead is another timely record from a band with an unwavering eye for the present." - Noisey

WIRE have announced its fall North American headline tour in support of its critically acclaimed studio album, Silver/Lead. The upcoming dates follow up the band’s successful West Coast tour and DRILL festivals in Los Angeles, Leeds and Berlin. WIRE will be touring the U.S. and Canada with the tour kicking off on September 16 in Chicago at The Metro and will include three shows in Brooklyn at Baby’s All Right. The band will also visit markets such as Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Toronto. All upcoming shows are listed below. 

Silver/Lead is the 15th studio album from musical pioneers Wire. It arrived on the 40th anniversary of their debut performance. Yet it’s about as far from nostalgia as you could get. This is the sound of a uniquely addictive 21st century psychedelic post-punk.
On Silver/Lead, Colin Newman and Matt Simms’ guitar work is alternately jagged and luminous, while bassist Graham Lewis’s ear-catching lyrics are vivid yet oblique. Meanwhile, drummer Robert Grey provides a virtual masterclass in percussive minimalism. But it’s how the various instruments mesh together that really counts. And Newman’s production creates a sonic space in which even the smallest gesture is accorded some recognition.
Highlights include the optimistic dazzle of “Diamonds In Cups,” with its almost T. Rex-style buzz and chug, and the moody swing of “This Time.” Elsewhere on the musical spectrum, there’s the menacing widescreen grandeur of "Playing Harp For The Fishes" and breakneck-paced guitar pop of "Short Elevated Period."
Wire are one of the world’s most ground-breaking bands, their influence acknowledged by bands as diverse as Blur, Sonic Youth, R.E.M. and Savages. But they have never been interested in exploiting past glories. For Wire, there is only ever one possible direction: forwards. So it’s perhaps not surprising that over recent years, they’ve played strings of sold-out shows, achieved career-best record sales, and been cited as a strong influence by yet another generation of bands.
Wire’s last three albums garnered nothing but rave reviews. From 2013’s strangely beautifulChange Becomes Us (“It’s fantastic.” – Pitchfork) to the crackling motorik of 2015’s Wire (“It’s all really well turned, potent and crisp.” – The Guardian), and last year’s punchy mini-album Nocturnal Koreans (“It's a cracker and sounds defiantly modern.” – The Quietus). Consequently, although it may be being released on the band’s 40th anniversary, Silver/Lead is an album which has nothing to do with the past and everything to do with the future. 
Wire Tour Dates 
09.16 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
09.17 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
09.18 - Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
09.19 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
09.20 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
09.21 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
09.22 - Portland, ME @ Space
09.23 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
09.25 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
09.26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
09.28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
09.29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
09.30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right 

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DJ Shadow Unveils Surreal Visual For "Corridors" Feat. Academy Award-Winning Composer Steven Price

DJ Shadow Unveils Surreal Visual For "Corridors" Feat. Academy Award-Winning Composer Steven Price

Watch The Lead Video From Shadow's Surprise 'The Mountain Has Fallen' EP Via Pitchfork
"'Corridors' blends DJ Shadow's spaced-out industrial boom bap with Price's cinematic scope." - Rolling Stone

DJ Shadow has released an otherworldly visual for his ‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ EP-closer “Corridors,” featuring Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (Baby Driver / Gravity / Suicide Squad). The “Corridors” video comes on the heels of Shadow’s surprise ‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ EP (Mass Appeal Records), which also features collaborations with Nas and Danny Brown. Shadow recruited Steven Price, who he’s long been a massive fan of, to write and program the strings on “Corridors.” Watch the mystifying visual, directed by Dan Emmerson, via Pitchfork: http://bit.ly/2uHhacR
"From the start of my last album, I envisioned collaborating with other instrumentalists who operate outside of the bass and hip-hop realms, ultimately working with the amazing Nils Frahm and Matthew Halsall.  Like many, I had always been enthralled by the soundtrack for the film 'Gravity,' and went about connecting with Steven purely as a fan.  I was overjoyed when the opportunity to combine on a song came to pass.  His ability to harness orchestral elements and join them with a sound design aesthetic made my contributions seem almost effortless, which is the mark of a fruitful partnership." – DJ Shadow, on “Corridors”
“Turns out sometimes you should meet your heroes.  Working with Josh to create Corridors, hearing musical ideas and phrases come back to me twisted and skewed through the filter of his unique sensibilities, was an amazing experience.   The mark of a good collaboration is when the track heads off in a direction you could never have imagined when working on your own, and no one puts a track together like DJ Shadow.  It was an honour to work with him.” – Steven Price, on “Corridors”

Shadow’s four-song ‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ EP was released to acclaim earlier this month, including a Best Album of the Week designation from New York Magazine, a “release to hear now” selection by Entertainment Weekly and praise from Pitchfork, who proclaimed “Shadow’s history of fuck-what-you-think iconoclasm puts these collaborative highlights in a more musical context that pushes past simple optics.”

Listen to ‘The Mountain Has Fallen’ here: https://DJShadow.lnk.to/TMHF

Shadow’s current international tour will continue into the fall, including an appearance at New York’s Panorama Festival next Friday July 28. A full list of dates is below:
Jul 21 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Jul 22 – House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX
Jul 23 – House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX
Jul 24 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
Jul 25 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
Jul 27 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
Jul 28 - Randall’s Island Park / Panorama Festival - New York, NY
Jul 30 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
Jul 31 – Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Aug 1 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
Aug 2 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
Aug 4 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
Aug 11 - Sziget Music Festival - Budapest, Hungary
Aug 13 – Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay – Newquay, UK
Aug 15 – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
Aug 16 – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
Aug 18 – Le Fort de Saint Pere - St Pere, France
Sep 6 - Fort Punta Christo - Pula, Croatia
Sep 9 – Bestival - Lulworth, United Kingdom
Sep 14 - Rockefeller Music Hall - Oslo, Norway
Sep 17 - Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin, Germany
Sep 18 - Technikum - Munich, Germany 
Sep 20 - Roxy - Prague, Czech Republic 
Sep 21 - W.U.K. - Vienna, Austria 
Sep 22 - Alte Feuerwache - Mannheim, Germany 
Sep 25 – De Roma – Antwerp, Netherlands
Sep 26 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 28 - O2 Academy - Oxford, UK
Sep 30 – O2 Institute – Birmingham, UK
Oct 1 – O2 Academy Leeds – Leeds, UK
Oct 3 - O2 ABC - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Oct 5 - Albert Hall - Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 6 - O2 Academy Bristol - Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 7 – Roundhouse - London, United Kingdom

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Men Without Hats @ OC Fair 7/19


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Mad Alchemy @ Rickshaw feat. The Stevenson Ranch Davidians

                                                     All Vancouver photos by Bev Davies.
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