9/29/2012

More new photos by Angel Ceballos


Melody's Echo Chamber


Geographer


The Black Lips


Gliss


Zola Jesus

Foxygen

Oberhofer


Cold Cave


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9/28/2012

ERYKAH BADHU AND THE CANNABINOIDS ticket giveaway

ERYKAH BADHU AND THE CANNABINOIDS tonight 9/28 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle



"Enter by 4:30pm today for your chance to win two tickets to see the over-the-top electronic audio visual NW debut of ERYKAH BADHU AND THE CANNABINOIDS tonight 9/28 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle courtesy of Decibel Festival and The Portable Infinite. Just email contests@theconfluencegroup.com with "The Portable Infinite + Erykah" in the subject. Include your phone number in the email so we can notify you if you win! Winner will be notified by 5pm."







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New photos by Angel Ceballos


Zambri


Melody's Echo Chamber


Wire


Twin Sister


Cate Le Bon


Prince Rama


White Fence


Caveman


Ringo Deathstarr


Zola Jesus

  
Nite Jewel

  Chelsea Wolfe


Hugh Cornwell
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FRIENDS KICK OFF FALL TOUR TONIGHT

FRIENDS KICK OFF FALL TOUR WITH 
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB TONIGHT

Los Angeles, CA - September 28, 2012 - Brooklyn-based band Friends will hit the road this fall with Two Door Cinema Club kicking off tonight at the famed Central Park Summerstage in New York City and winding down in Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory on Sunday, October 28th.

Friends - Samantha Urbani (Vox), Nikki Shapiro (Guitar/Keys), Oliver Duncan (Percussion), and V (Bass) - are touring in support of their heralded, self-produced debut album, Manifest!, released by Fat Possum Records on June 5th.The album is a collection of fun/funky/danceable pop hits, with powerful lyrical themes touching on polyamory, anarchism, empowerment of the individual, being wary of the government and media, existential awe, etc. Manifest! was hailed by The New York Times as"one of the year's most breathless debuts." Publications from Dazed and Confused to The London Times all agree that if there "is to be one more band from Brooklyn then it should be Friends."

Friends are known for their highly spirited live shows, where attendees can expect to be danced with, kissed, and tattooed. Having toured non-stop for the past year, the band most recently brought their "untouchable, cool and indelible, hook-laden pop music," (Q Magazine) to festival audiences across Europe including two SOLD OUT shows in London.

See them for yourself and quickly learn why NME called them "One of 100 New Bands You Have To Hear."

Full List of Dates below

SEPTEMBER
28th                                         New York, NY                       Central Park Summerstage / Rumsey Playfield
29th                                         Philadelphia, PA                Electric Factory
30th                                         Boston, MA                          House of Blues Boston
                                                                                
OCTOBER
2nd                                          Washington, DC                 9:30 Club
3rd                                           Washington, DC                 9:30 Club
7th                                           Cleveland, OH                     Beachland Tavern*
8th                                           Columbus, OH                     Newport Music Hall
9th                                           Chicago, IL                           Riviera Theatre
10th                                         Minneapolis, MN               First Avenue
11th                                         Kansas City, MO                 Beaumont Club
13th                                         Houston, TX                         House of Blues
14th                                         Austin, TX                             The Mohawk*
16th                                         Denver, CO                           Ogden Theatre
17th                                         Salt Lake City, UT                Urban Lounge*
18th                                         Boise, ID                               Neurolux*
20th                                         Seattle, WA                           Showbox Sodo
21st                                          Portland, OR                        Crystal Ballroom
23rd                                         Oakland, CA                          Fox Theatre
25th                                         Hollywood, CA                      Hollywood Palladium
26th                                         San Diego, CA                      SOMA San Diego
27th                                         Las Vegas, NV                      House of Blues
28th                                         Santa Ana, CA                      The Observatory

* Not With Two Door Cinema Club
  
 

Friends - Mind Control (Official Video)
Friends - Mind Control (Official Video)

 
  
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Still Corners announce "Fireflies"


Still Corners announce "Fireflies" / "Hearts of Fools" European tour single + Live dates



"Fireflies" premiere w/ Gorilla Vs. Bear

Download "Fireflies" here.
 
Still Corners are set to release the heavenly "Fireflies" / "Heart of Fools", their new, limited-edition, European tour 7" this fall. The single, which includes "Fireflies" on the A-side and "Hearts of Fools" on the B-side, will be available at the band's European tour dates and digitally via their Bandcamp page. As for the tour, it begins on October 26 in Haarlem, NL at Partonaat and ends on November 17 in Strasbourg, FR at La Laiterie. You can find a full list of tour dates below.
 
The "Fireflies" MP3, which is now available for download, premiered earlier this morning. Gorilla Vs. Bear calls the track a "Sweeping, romantic new single… which gives off some starry-eyed, cinematic ’80s prom slow-dance vibes" (see Gorilla Vs. Bear premiere Sep. 27).

In further exciting news, Still Corners are hard at work on their follow up to their acclaimed Creatures of An Hour,  due out spring 2013 via Sub Pop.
 
More on Still Corners:
"Many bands lay claim to the adjective “cinematic.” But how many can claim a truly cinema-worthy moment as part of their inception? It was a dark and foggy night when Still Corners songwriter Greg Hughes first laid eyes on vocalist Tessa Murray. “It sounds stupid but it’s completely true,” he recounts. “I was on a train that was going to London Bridge. But for some reason it went to this other stop. And I got out, and this other person got out. It was Tessa (read more at Sub Pop)."

What people have said about Still Corners "Fireflies":
"Sweeping, romantic new single… which gives off some starry-eyed, cinematic ’80s prom slow-dance vibes" - Gorilla Vs. Bear

"the tune leans closer to 1980s dance music than previous atmospheric offering, Creatures of an Hour. It’s still full of the band’s signature dreaminess." - Under The Radar

"It’s a lovely widescreen affair that takes a journey back in time, and forward in precision." -  We All Want Someone to Shout For

 
Tour Dates
Oct. 26 - Haarlem, NL - Partonaat
Oct. 27 -  Zwolle, NL-  Let’s Get Lost Festival
Nov. 07 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Nov. 08 - Glasgow, UK - Sleazy’s
Nov. 09 - Manchester, UK -  Soup Kitchen
Nov. 12 - London, UK - The Lexington
Nov. 14 -  Antwerp, BE - Trix
Nov. 15 -  Paris, FR - Point Éphémère
Nov. 16 - Lille, FR - La Péniche
Nov. 17 - Strasbourg, FR - La Laiterie

 

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HEAR "THOSE WHO LIVE FOR LIVE WILL LOVE FOREVER" BY I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. (AS CHANNELED BY PRINCE RAMA)

HEAR "THOSE WHO LIVE FOR LIVE WILL LOVE FOREVER" BY I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. (AS CHANNELED BY PRINCE RAMA) VIA FADER

TOP TEN HITS OF THE END OF THE WORLD DUE 11/6 FROM PAW TRACKS
 
SUBMIT FOR THE BAND'S "SO DESTROYED" DANCE CONTEST
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS 10/1 - DETAILS HERE

I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. channeled by Prince Rama. Photo credit Samantha Casolari. 
In the early eighties, a London sex cult infiltrated underground discotheques based on the principle that the secret to immortality was found through engaging in intimate acts of love. To retain their anonymity, members went by the acronym I.M.M.OR.T.A.L.I.F.E., or 'Inner Messages Morphing Over Resonant Time, Always Loving Infinitely Free and Everlasting'. For years, I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. dedicated itself to recording dance track hymnals that would provoke lovemaking acts and thus prolong the lives of its members. When the end of the world came, the group was found frozen in midst of an orgiastic collapse. They had not slept or eaten in thirteen days.
 
MP3: I.M.M.OR.T.A.L.I.F.E. (as channeled by Prince Rama) - "Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever" -

 
Prince Rama
Top Ten Hits of the End of the World
(Paw Tracks)
 11/06/12
   
1. "Blade of Austerity" - Guns of Dubai
2. "Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever" - I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E.
3. "No Way Back"- Nu Fighters
4. "So Destroyed" - Rage Peace
5. "Receive" - Taohaus
6. "Radhamadhava" - Goloka
7. "Fire Sacrifice" - Black Elk Speaks
8. "Welcome To The Now Age" - Hyparxia
9. "Exercise Ecstasy" - The Metaphysixxx
10. "We Will Fall In Love Again" - Motel Memory

TOUR DATES

CMJ
10/17 Terrorbird Showcase @ Cakeshop
10/18 Paw Tracks Showcase @ Cameo
10/19 Ad Hoc @ 285 Kent

EUROPE
11/01 - Utrecht - Netherlands - Vredenburg Leidsche rijn *
11/03 - Strasbourg - France - La Latiere *
11/04 - London - UK- Roundhouse *
11/06 - Dublin - Ireland - Vicar Street *
11/07 - Glasgow - Scotland - ABC1 *
11/08 - Manchester - UK -The Warehouse Project *
11/09 - Tourcoing - France - Le Grand Mix *
11/10 - Antwerp - Belgium - Trix *
11/13 - Gothenburg - Sweden - Pustervik *
11/14 - Stockholm - Sweden - Debaser Medis *
11/15 - Oslo - Norway - Sentrum Scene *
11/16 - Lund - Sweden - Mejerjet *
11/18 - Berlin - Germany - Astra *
11/19 - Lausanne - Switzerland - Les Docks *
11/20 - Zurich - Switzerland - X-Tra *

* = w/ Animal Collective

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Guided By Voices Announce New Album

Guided By Voices Announce New Album
The Bears For Lunch Out November 13th On GBV Inc


'The Bears For Lunch' Tracklisting


01 King Arthur The Red
02 The Corners Are Glowing
03 Have A Jug
04 Hangover Child
05 Dome Rust
06 Finger Gang
07 The Challenge Is Much More
08 Waving At Airplanes
09 The Military School Dance Dismissal
10 White Flag
11 Skin To Skin Combat
12 She Lives In An Airport
13 Tree Fly Jet
14 Waking Up The Stars
15 Up Instead Of Running
16 Smoggy Boy
17 Amorphous Surprise
18 You Can Fly Anything Right
19 Everywhere Is Miles From Everywere

Links

 






 
This is the reunited Guided By Voices' third album of 2012, in case you had lost count. Many bands struggle to release three albums in their career, never mind three in one year. It would be one thing if these were tossed off lo-fi affairs of the sort one might expect from the fellows who made the defining records of that so-called genre, Bee Thousand (1994) and Alien Lanes (1995). While the debut from the reunited "classic" line-up, Let's Go Eat The Factory, contained it's share of basement gems, both that record and its follow-up Class Clown Spots A UFO are notable more for the preponderance of properly recorded rock, a testament to the years bandleader Robert Pollard has spent refining both his songwriting and his approach to recording.

The Bears For Lunch is not a great deal different in that regard, but right off, from the opening track "King Arthur the Red," with its full-throated riffery, slam-tastic drums, and even some show-offy lead guitar shredding, it's evident that GBV Mach 2 may just now be hitting its stride. The progression is not dissimilar to the one the band made from Alien Lanes to its 1996 high-water mark Under The Bushes, Under The Stars, both in terms of longer, more fleshed-out songs and let's call it a semi-pro approach to recording fidelity. For all the well-deserved acclaim the first two records this year have garnered, Bears is a step up in every sense. This isn't to say there's a whole lotta gloss going on, and certainly the album has its share of more casually considered songs, but from the relentless drum figure that fuels sure-fire-live-staple and obvious single "Hangover Child" ("the best thing Kevin 's ever played" sez Pollard) to the chugging, melancholic, melody-mad "White Flag" ("I think you know this time it's real," sings Bob over an almost New Order-ish bass line) to the propulsive, early-R.E.M.-inflected album closer "Everywhere Is Miles From Everywhere," the 19-song 43-ish minute long Bears delivers a gut-punch as sure and assured anything the band's ever dished out. And that's without mentioning the stellar contributions of Tobin Sprout ("The Corners Are Glowing" and "Waving At Airplanes" are particular standouts), bouts of unrestrained whimsy like "The Military School Dance Dismissal," featuring what sounds like seven tracks of Pollard singing in unison/harmony over a Beatle-esque piano line, or the staggering work of heart-breaking genius "You Can Fly Anything Right."

Add to this Pollard's two excellent 2012 solo albums, a raft of festival appearances and some club touring, and you have possibly the most consistently productive output in one year ever from a band and a songwriter already noted for its/his insanely prolific nature. That said, in a year of highlights, The Bears For Lunch may well take the most cake.


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Freelance Whales Premiere "Dig Into Waves"

Freelance Whales Premiere "Dig Into Waves" Track On Daily Candy

Playing New LP, Diluvia in it's Entirety at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on 10/1, Live Streaming Show
Tour Starts Next Week


Click Here To Listen To "Dig Into Waves" On Daily Candy


Tour Dates
10/4 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10/5 Minneapolis, MI - 7th St Entry
10/6 Madison, WI – Redamte
10/7 Iowa City - Maintenance Shop
10/10 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/11 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald's
10/13 Mexico City, MX - Corona Festival
10/14 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/16 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
10/18 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
10/20 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
10/21 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
10/23 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10/24 Denver, CO – Bluebird
10/26 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
10/27 Nashville, TN - The End
10/28 Atlanta, GA - The Loft
10/30 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10/31 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11/1 New York, NY - Webster Hall
11/2 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
11/3 Boston, MA - Paradise
 
'Diluvia' Tracklisting
1.       Aeolus
2.       Land Features
3.       Follow Through
4.       Spitting Image
5.       Locked Out
6.       Dig Into Waves
7.       Red Star
8.       Winter Seeds
9.       The Nothing
10.     DNA Bank
11.     Emergence Exit
 








On Monday, October 1st at 7:30pm Freelance Whales will perform live from the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York, only a few blocks from the Bedford L train stop that played host to their early intimate platform performances. The band will be playing  Diluvia, their eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Weathervanes, in its entirety. The event is non-ticketed, and exclusive to fans and friends of the band. Details on how fans can catch the show in person will be unveiled on the band's Facebook page the morning of Monday, October 1st. But rest assured, anyone who doesn't score tickets can still watch the performance in its entirety on Livestream. Tune in on Monday, October 1st at 7:30pm for the performance.

After two years and over a dozen tours, Freelance Whales were feeling road-worn and eager to rediscover their creative process. They had been building on the grassroots appeal of their earthy debut, Weathervanes, for tens of thousands of miles. To tare the scale, the band embarked on a many faceted journey during which they found themselves isolated in West Kill, sprawled with their instruments in Hoboken, and packed into studios in Brooklyn and Manhattan. What resulted from nearly a year’s worth of creative productivity is the group’s second full-length, Codec Diluvia (out October 9th on Mom+Pop/French Kiss).

Whereas Weathervanes was delivered from the perspective of a child infatuated with ayoung female ghost, Diluvia is a record about the possible survival – or peril – of space- faring humans and other arguably fantastical scenarios. Curiosity over these unknowns has evolved into notions of space exploration, ancient astronauts, dreams, and natural and artificial selection, with new songs building to expansive, atmospheric destinations. Working to evoke both prehistoric and pseudo-futuristic sensations, the record invites listeners to indulge in more elastic thought, perhaps, than it's predecessor.
Diluvia, which was recorded over two months in New York City with producer Shane Stoneback, also finds Freelance Whales – Judah Dadone (vocals, guitar, banjo, synthesizers), Doris Cellar (bass, vocals), Chuck Criss (guitar, synthesizers, vocals), Jacob Hyman (drums, vocals), and Kevin Read (guitar, vocals) – exploring new instrumental experiences by blurring their trademark “organic” instruments with liberaluse of electronics and more aggressive rhythm. They may sound bigger, but Freelance Whales are no less committed to capturing intimacy though their music. Diluvia is an experiment in finding the confluence between science and emotion. Their hypothesis is that such a cathartic place exists, for both themselves and their fans, and it can be found somewhere in their new music.
Recent Press Quotes
Consequence of Sound: "In the vein of lead single “Locked Out”, the second single, “Spitting Image”, is another demonstration of the band’s newly expanded sound, a grand, electronica-leaning cut of pure ecstasy."
Filter Magazine : "While the band’s trademark sound only previously flirted with electronics, the LP’s lead single, “Locked Out”, turns that relationship in full-fledged marriage".
Pretty Much Amazing : "First single “Locked Out,” Freelance Whales show that they’ve perked their ears up to their surroundings and are heading in an interesting direction."
Stereogum : “Locked Out" is exactly the sort of layered, romantic stuff that the band built its name on"
 

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9/27/2012

GET A TASTE OF TY SEGALL'S TWINS


GET A TASTE OF TY SEGALL'S TWINS,
OUT OCTOBER 9TH ON DRAG CITY



 
Brace up, y'all! Ty Segall's Twins is coming at you from both sides! October 9th is lurking, waiting for you and Twins to get down together in a menage-a-wha? As you (we) eagerly await that day's a-dawning, Ty is giving you a little more to chew on (a triplet?). You've already received an explosive belt in the chops of Twins' sheer metallic sheen with the chart-leaping advance single, "The Hill." Now, here's another slice of rancid beef from the butt of the rampaging beast(z?) courtesy of this newly framed Twins commercial. Take a look (take two, they're small!) and once the raw sensations have washed o'er ya, you too will conclude that "The Hill," this commercial, you, me, the world and everything leading up to October the 9th is merely just the beginning! What's up?

TY SEGALL'S TWINS COMMERCIAL:

Watch Ty Segall's "The Hill" video:

Ty Segall's "The Hill" stream:

Ty Segall's Twins is out October 9th on LP, CD, and cassette.

Ty Segall's Twins pre-order: http://www.dragcity.com/products/twins

TY SEGALL TOUR DATES 
Thu. Sep. 27 - Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House Parking Lot
Fri. Sep. 28 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium [Early & Late show] 
Sat. Sep. 29 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Thee Oh Sees 
Sun. Sep. 30 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ Thee Oh Sees
Fri. Oct. 5 - Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
Sun. Oct. 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
Wed. Nov. 7 - London, UK @ The Garage
Thu. Nov. 8 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
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
Wed. Dec. 12 - Vancouver, BC @ Waldorf
Thu. Dec. 13 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Sat. Dec. 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

Ty Segall online:
http://ty-segall.com/
"The Hill" stream: http://snd.sc/O1RzuY
"The Hill" video: http://youtu.be/oQwLneB9qkk
"You Make The Sun Fry" (Drag City Limits) video: http://vimeo.com/43842912   

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Official Soundtrack for "The Comedy" Out Nov 13

Jagjaguwar to Release Official Soundtrack for The Comedy
Available in Vinyl & Digital Formats November 13
 
Jagjaguwar is proud to present the soundtrack from director Rick Alverson's provocative film "The Comedy." The release will be available both digitally and on vinyl on November 13.
On the cusp of inheriting his father's estate, Swanson (Tim Heidecker - "Tim & Eric Awesome Show") is an aging hipster with unlimited options. He spends his days with like-minded friends ("Tim and Eric" co-star Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsytem frontman James Murphy and comedian Gregg Turkington a.k.a.“Neil Hamburger") in aimless recreation and endless games of comic irreverence. Director Rick Alverson’s provocative character study touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends. 
 
 
Alverson worked with Jagjaguwar to create a soundtrack of eerie, bittersweet and mystic pop songs from the "autumn of the American Era," featuring artists from the present (GAYNGS, Gardens & Villa, Here We Go Magic) and the past (Donnie & Joe Emerson, Bill Fay, Amanaz). Markedly, the soundtrack features excerpts from William Basinski's groundbreaking The Disintegration Loops, one of the most powerful manifestations of the inevitable cycle of life ever committed to tape, even as it documents the inevitable decay of all that is committed to tape.
 
A full tracklisting can be found below. "The Comedy" will be available nationwide via On Demand (Cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon & VUDU) beginning October 24th. It opens theatrically on November 9 and will expand throughout the month with filmmaker Q&A's in select cities. 

 
"The Comedy" Official Soundtrack Track Listing
Donnie & Joe Emerson - "Baby"
"Taxi Hip Hop"
Bill Fay - "Garden Song"
"Old Man Be Dead By Now"
Gardens & Villa - "Carrizo Plain"
Amanaz - "Khala My Friend"
"You Get A Lot of Assholes in Here"
William Basinski - "The Disintegration Loops" (1.1 Excerpt 1)
"I Need You"
Gayngs - "The Gaudy Side of Town" (Single Edit)
"You Are in the Demon's House"
Here We Go Magic - "Over the Ocean"
Bill Fay - "Camille"
"Nick Nolte"
Gardens & Villa - "Chem Trails"
William Basinski - "The Disintegration Loops" (1.1 Excerpt 2)
 

THE COMEDY in the Press
“Transgressively brilliant.” --Village Voice

"Heidecker…gives a compulsively fascinating performance" --Variety
"...as frustrating as it is intriguing…Alverson is onto something culturally significant."
--Hollywood Reporter
“A work of art that’s simultaneously hilarious and disturbing.” --Hollywood.com

“A powerful generational statement.” --Indiewire

"...by far one of the most wildly inappropriate and pitch black comedies Iʼve ever seen in my life." --Film Threat

THE COMEDY Teaser Trailer
 

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Hundred Waters - "Hydrodictyon" (Official Music Video)


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9/26/2012

FOXYGEN dates in the Fall 2012



Foxygen has a number of announced dates for the rest of the year. This will take them to CMJ 2012 on October 16th. Then in Early December, they play eight shows with the legendary band of Montreal.

Dent May, The Orwells, Tashaki Miyaki, Foxygen, Calvin Love, Rafiq Bhatia, and Murals play the CMJ Aquarium Drunkard show at Mercury Lounge on October 16th 2012.

SHOWS:

Tue Oct 16 '12 (6:30pm) NYC @ Mercury Lounge w/ Tashaki Miyaki, Rafiq Bhatia

FOXYGEN tour with of Montreal (Dec 2012)

Sat Dec 8 '12 (9:30PM) Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall w/ of Montreal, Wild Belle
Sun Dec 9 '12 (7PM) Chicago, IL @ Metro w/ of Montreal, Wild Belle
Mon Dec 10 '12 (8:30PM) Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom w/ of Montreal
Tue Dec 11 '12 (8PM) NYC @ Webster Hall w/ of Montreal, French Horn Rebellion
Wed Dec 12 '12 (9PM) Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ of Montreal
Thu Dec 13 '12 (8PM) Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero w/ of Montreal
Fri Dec 14 '12 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ of Montreal
Sat Dec 15 '12 (9PM) Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle w/ of Montreal



Photos: Angel Ceballos
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Oberhofer Play Los Angeles with Matt & Kim



 
           OBERHOFER       Photo Credit: Sebastian Mlynarski
Emotion is what drives the psychedelic catchy pop rock tunes crafted by the oft-effervescent Brad Oberhofer. Drawing on influences ranging from Brian Wilson to Descartes, the 21 year old is fixated on the idea of making philosophically minded, energetic melodies that just make people smile.
“Music is this thing I just inherently do and psychologically, I have a desire to make as many people happy as possible. Music helps you think about stuff, it helps you feel, you know?”
With an unforgettable way of speaking directly from the heart, Brad Oberhofer’s songs have a pulse that form the very core of what makes Oberhofer, Oberhofer. To put it quite simply, a great rock & roll band.
Armed with a belief that you spend your entire life searching for the socially aware version of the 5 year old “you”, he tries to inject each song with the innocence felt by that same kid, sitting on the couch of his parents house playing the broken guitar he spent months teaching himself how to play.
Referring to his songwriting as “a time capsule of exactly how I’m feeling at a particular moment”, each song on his forthcoming debut, Time Capsules II, is a clear, unrestrained look inside the head of Brad Oberhofer. “Gold” is a reflection on two magical weeks spent with a first love that inadvertently initiated his musical endeavors. “Away Frm U” is an upbeat song about saying goodbye to that love.
Like most of the impressive debut, the stand-out “I Could Go” shows that above all, his heart is on his sleeve in both his words and everything he creates, a trademark that suits his search for sincerity well.
After moving to Brooklyn from his hometown of Tacoma, Washington, to attend New York University, Brad quickly immersed himself in the indie rock community forming the 4 piece which is now quite simply, Oberhofer. Catching the attention of Glassnote Records, the band officially joined the labels’ roster over the summer of 2011. Brad recorded the debut album Time Capsules II with legendary producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Rolling Stones & Morrissey among others) in Brooklyn last fall and are on the road for the next, playing shows and festivals around the world.
One thing is certain – expect to see big things from this promising young band. It’s going to be quite a year for Oberhofer, the sky is truly the limit.

Quotes /
"Expansive instrumentation and charming, unpredictable song structures" Billboard
"The rising phenom Brad Oberhofer, the songwriter and front man for this band, sings with such a youthful urgency that sometimes he can’t contain it, and lets it out in yelps. He has a natural pop sensibility and the wisdom to toy with unconventional instruments." The New Yorker
"A newly sophisticated musical playground." SPIN 
"It's a credit to Oberhofer to take such small moments and build them into such a feeling of importance." Consequence of Sound
"It's a visceral, hook-laden, and often beautiful teenage dream." Under The Radar 
"Oberhofer's debut album, Time Capsules II, has the feel, the scope and the grandiloquence of a musical." The Guardian 
"Time Capsules II is that kind of album: a buffet of familiar confections designed for easy digestion, painstakingly dressed and seasoned to demand repeat consumption" CMJ 

Tour Dates /

10/03 - Higher Ground Ballroom - South Burlington, VT *
10/04 - The Westcott Theater - Syracuse,    NY *
10/05 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON *
10/06 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY *
10/07 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA *
10/09 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC *
10/10 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC *
10/11 - The Fillmore Charlotte - Charlotte,  NC *
10/12 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA *
10/13 - Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX
10/14 - The Fillmore Miami Beach - Miami Beach, FL *
10/16 - The Moon - Tallahassee, FL *
10/17 - The Ritz Ybor - Tampa, FL *
10/18 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA *
10/19 - House of Blues - Houston, TX *
10/20 - Stubb's BBQ - Austin, TX *
10/21 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX *
10/23 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ *
10/25 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA *
10/26 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA *
10/27 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR *
10/28 - The Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC *
10/30 - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, WA *
11/01 - In the Venue - Salt Lake City, UT *
11/02 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO *
11/03 - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS *
11/04 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO *
11/06 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE *
11/07 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN *
11/08 - Rave Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI *
11/09 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN *
11/10 - Congress Theater - Chicago, IL *
11/11 - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI *
11/13 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH *
11/14 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus,    OH *
11/15 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY *
11/16 - House of Blues - Boston, MA *
11/17 - Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ *

* with Matt & Kim



Time Capsules II | Tracklisting /

01. HEART
02. Landline
03. Away Frm U
04. I Could Go
05. Yr Face
06. oOoO
07. Cruisin' FDR
08. Gold
09. Haus
10. Homebro

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