12/30/2013

RIP Benjamin Curtis


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School of Seven Bells @ Poisson Rouge NYC








All photos taken in NYC by Daniel Murtagh.
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12/27/2013

The Lovely Bad Things @ The Blue Room



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12/23/2013

VUM @ The Echo tonight

photo: Angel Ceballos


VUM play at The Echo every Monday in December 2013.
Tonight, Monday December 23rd 2013.

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12/21/2013

Best of Angel Ceballos 2013



IO ECHO



CRYSTAL ANTLERS



GAP DREAM



FEATHERS



THE ORWELLS



TEEN



WIRE



VUM



DIANE COFFEE



ALESSI'S ARK



CATE LE BON






ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY ANGEL CEBALLOS
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12/20/2013

Best albums of 2013



BEST albums of 2013

1. DAFT PUNK “Random Access Memories”
2. My Bloody Valentine “MBV”
3. Foxygen “We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic”
4. Wire “Change Becomes Us”
5. The Knife “Shaking The Habitual”
6. David Bowie “The Next Day”
7. Cate Le Bon “Mug Museum
8. Savages “Silence Yourself”
9. Sam Amidon “Bright Sunny South”
10. White Fence “Cyclops Reap”


FOXYGEN

WIRE


CATE LE BON


WHITE FENCE

11. Washed Out “Paracosm”
12. Jacco Gardner “Cabinet of Curiosities”
13. Gliss “Langsom Dans”
14. CHVRCHES “The Bones of What You Believe”
15. Kurt Vile “Wakin on a Pretty Daze”
16. Death Grips “Government Plates”
17. Ty Segall “Sleeper”
18. Chelsea Wolfe “Pain Is Beauty”
19. No Joy “Wait To Pleasure”
20. Smith Westerns “Soft Will”

GLISS


CHELSEA WOLFE

SMITH WESTERNS

21. Toro Y Moi “Anything In Return”
22. Courtney Barnett “The Double EP”
23. Adult. “The Way Things Fall”
24. Suuns “Images du Futur”
25. Zola Jesus “Versions”
26. Parquet Courts “Tally All The Things That You Broke”
27. Chastity Belt “No Regerts”
28. William Basinski “Nocturnes”
29. Of Montreal “Lousy With Sylvianbriar”
30. Alessi's Ark "The Still Life"

ZOLA JESUS


ALESSI'S ARK

31. Joanna Gruesome “Weird Sister”
32. Laura Veirs “Warp and Weft”
33. The Warlocks "Skull Worship"
34. Unknown Mortal Orchestra “II”
35. Crystal Antlers “Nothing Is Real”
36. Tennis “Small Sound”
37. Caveman “Caveman”
38. John Grant “Pale Green Ghosts”
39. Fidlar “Fidlar”
40. Weekend “Jinx”

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA


CAVEMAN


WEEKEND

41. Pure Bathing Culture “Moon Tides”
42. Surfer Blood “Pythons”
43. Anna Calvi “One Breath”
44. Still Corners “Strange Pleasures”
45. MGMT “MGMT”
46. Jonathan Rado “Law and Order”
47. Io Echo “Ministry of Love”
48. Goldfrapp “Tales of Us”
49. Dean Blunt “The Redeemer”
50. Wampire “Curiosity”


STILL CORNERS


WAMPIRE

All photos by Angel Ceballos


Honorable Mentions:

VUM "Psychotropic Jukebox"
Psychic Ills "One Track Mind"
Diane Birch "Speak A Little Louder"
Jake Bellows "New Ocean"
Fuzz "Fuzz"
Diane Coffee "My Friend Fish"
The KVB "Minds One"
Black Angels "Indigo Meadow"
Sons of the Morning "Speak Soon Volume One"
Gap Dream "Shine Your Light"
Factory Floor "Factory Floor"
Lisa Germano "No Elephants"
Julia Holter "Loud City Song"


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Joan As Police Woman Announces Music Video for 'The Classic'

JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN
ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘THE CLASSIC'
WATCH & SHARE THE NEW VIDEO HERE http://bit.ly/IIPtoT
UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
The Classic, the much anticipated new album from the supremely talented JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN, will be released MARCH 10TH 2014 on Play It Again Sam. It is available to pre-order now with physical formats from: https://www.musicglue.com/joan-as-police-woman/ and digitally from iTunes:http://georiot.co/4Hj
“I’m in the best place I’ve ever been in my life,” declares Joan Wasser, and she’s just recorded the album that proves it. The Classic, the fourth album of originals by the uniquely charismatic artist known as Joan As Police Woman, builds on the creative impetus and success of its 2011 predecessor The Deep Field. As ever Joan strives to create music rooted in an intimate, elemental and uplifting brand of soul combined with her own unique serene, torch-singing temperament, this time with a more liberated feel than ever before.
The title track is the first song to be released from the new album and it includes a street-corner doo-wop bass vocal from fellow singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and a human beat-box backing from none other than US comedian extraordinaire Reggie Watts, which gives the track’s classic Fifties/Sixties vibe a more contemporary slant. It is accompanied by a life-affirming video featuring some of the albums main contributors and was shot in the streets of New York last month. The track is available digitally right now when you pre-order the album from iTunes as per the link above. 
 Watch/Share/Embed the video: http://youtu.be/LfXqJth6Eo4
A UK tour has been announced for April next year, plus two low-key shows in March. The Lexington show, announced to fans via Joan's Facebook page, sold out in a matter of minutes. Tickets for all the other shows go on general sale from 6th Dec though a limited number will be available in advance from Joan’s web store on the morning of 4th Dec here: https://www.musicglue.com/joan-as-police-woman
JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN - UK Tour Dates 2014 
March 2014
13th LONDON The Lexington - SOLD OUT
15th NORWICH Arts Centre
 April 2014
15th LONDON Village Underground
17th BRIGHTON Komedia
19th LEEDS The Belgrave
20th HEBDEN BRIDGE The Trades Club
21st MANCHESTER Gorilla
23rd NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
24th BRISTOL Thekla
25th EXETER Phoenix
27th GATESHEAD Sage 2
28th GLASGOW Oran Mor


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12/18/2013

Gliss Share Latest Video for "Waves"

GLISS SHARE LATEST VIDEO FOR "WAVES"   
Langsom Dans Deluxe Edition Available Now on Modern Outsider 
   
"the feedback is molten-- the guitars fed through an untold assortment of pedals and blown amps. The volume is surging forward... and sure beats anything the Silversun Pickups have dreamt up."
Pitchfork
  
Los Angeles duo, Gliss, is pleased to announce the release of their latest video for "Waves". The track appears on their latest release, Langsom Dans Deluxe Edition, available now on Modern Outsider. Victoria Cecilia explains about the video, "The song is a story about two people who have to say goodbye to each other and realize how much they are gonna miss each other. I wanted to capture that emptiness you feel after you lose someone you love, whether it's a family member, friend or a lover. I Filmed the video throughout Europe. At the time Martin had just lost his mom to cancer, and I feel his loneliness and emptiness really was captured in this video, and in these lost feelings you regain strength and hope. We move on and will look for happiness again."

Watch and share "Waves" here. 

Danish/American band 
Gliss makes a huge departure from their old sound on the new recordLangsom Dans which is gathering comparisons to Beach House, Crystal Castles and Lower Dens. The LA based duo, consisting of Victoria Cecilia and Martin Klingman, pour their collective musical imaginations into recording timeless art pop with a precise Scandinavian texture that steps away from their previous work. The 12-track LP features heavy synths and electronic beats with Danish expatriate, Victoria Cecilia, stepping into the role as lead singer. The passionate vocal harmonies dictate the recordings with stories of coming out of the darkness into a new life, bringing to mind The XX, Portishead and Depeche Mode.

Live Dates:
12/18 - Gimle,Roskilde, Denmark
12/26 - Paletten, Viborg, Denmark
02/07 - Pasadena, CA @ Whole Foods Arroyo
Langsom Dans Tracklist:
01. Blood On My Hands
02. A To B
03. Into The Water
04. Weight Of Love
05. Blur
06. Hunting
07. Waves
08. The Sea Tonight
09. Through The Mist
10. In Heaven
11. Black Is Blue                 
12. Kite In The Sky
13. Drool (bonus track)
14. Hunting (C-Berg Remix)
 
Credit: Filip Orestes

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Caveman announce tour with Phosphorescent + Weezer Cruise

 Caveman Announce Tour with Phosphorescent
Followed by Weezer Cruise, Toro Y Moi and Midlake Dates


Unreleased B-side "Empire" HERE
"In The City" (Vacationer Remix) HERE
Caveman vs Al Green "In The City" (Chrome Canyon remash) HERE
Caveman - “In The City” (feat. Julia Stiles) on YouTube HERE and VEVO HERE 


photo credit: Philip Di Fiore and Christopher J. Lytwyn

Caveman live:
* w/ Phosphorescent
# w/ Toro Y Moi
& w/ Midlake

more dates tba

01/21/14 Tue - Philadelphia PA @ Union Transfer *
01/22/14 Wed - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club *
01/23/14 Thu - Charlottesville VA @ Jefferson Theatre *
01/24/14 Fri - Charlotte NC @ Neighborhood Theatre *
01/25/14 Sat - Atlanta GA @ Centerstage *
01/27/14 Mon - St Louis MO @ Firebird *
01/28/14 Tue - Indianapolis IN @ The Vogue *
01/30/14 Thu - Columbus OH @ A&R Bar *
01/31/14 Fri - Pittsburgh PA @ Mr. Smalls *
02/01/14 Sat - Toronto ON @ Mod Club *
02/03/14 Mon - Burlington VT @ ArtsRiot *
02/04/14 Tue - Boston MA @ Sinclair *
02/05/14 Wed - Hamden CT @ Spaceland Ballroom *
02/10/14 Mon - Chapel Hill NC @ Cat's Cradle Backroom
02/11/14 Tue - Athens GA @ Georgia Theater
02/13/14 Thu - Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/14/14 Fri - Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/15/14 Sat - Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/16/14 Sun - Jacksonville FL @ Weezer Cruise
02/17/14 Mon - Orlando FL @ The Social #
02/18/14 Tue - Miami FL @ Grand Central #
02/19/14 Wed - Tallahassee FL @ Club Downunder
02/20/14 Thu - Tampa FL @ Orpheum
02/21/14 Fri - Birmingham AL @ Bottletree
02/22/14 Sat - Oxford MS @ Proud Larry's
02/24/14 Mon - Louisville KY @ Zanzabar
02/25/14 Tue - Chicago IL @ Double Door
02/26/14 Wed - Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
02/27/14 Thu - Rochester NY @ Bug Jar
06/01/14 Sun - Orleans, France @ Astrolabe &
06/02/14 Mon - Bordeaux, France @ Rock School Barbey &
06/03/14 - Nantes, France @ Stereolux &
06/04/14 - Tourcoing, France @ Grand Mix &


Today, New York's Caveman announce their American leg of the Phosphorescent tour after having toured in Europe together last month. That tour will be followed by their first stint on the Weezer Cruise which takes off in Jacksonville, FL, and afterwards the six piece (they are joined by Matt Clark from White Rabbits) will play shows opening forToro Y Moi as well as perform headline shows. Next summer the band will tour in Europe again after their successful trip last month. (see full details).

The band just revealed an unreleased B-side called "Empire" which you can hear HERE and Vacationer remixed their track "In The City" HERE

Caveman's video for the track “In The City”. Director Philip Di Fiore made a thrilling portrait of a tourist couple visiting New York City for the first time. Head over to VEVO to see what happens when the couple, played by Julia Stiles and Fran Kranz, discover what lies underneath the surface of the playground of the city…

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Peggy Sue Tour US Early 2014

PEGGY SUE SET TO TOUR THE U.S. EARLY NEXT YEAR
TOUR STOPS INCLUDE NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES
CHOIR OF ECHOES OUT JANUARY 28 ON YEP ROC RECORDS
 
“Folky modal tunes, insistent drones and lyrics with biblical and allegorical overtones
…they were tales of love, death and transformation,
invoking tradition but bristling in the here and now.”—The New York Times

“Peggy Sue’s bluesy, soulful brood bounds easily from quirky to profoundly heartfelt, often over the course of a single song.”—NPR “World CafĂ©”
 
 “There’s a palpable sense of menace—horror movie strings twist around steel-straight guitars, and Young’s vocal harmonies with Rose Slade’s float like witch’s incantations.”—Rolling Stone

Acclaimed British rockers Peggy Sue will kick off 2014 by touring the U.S. in advance of their highly anticipated third full-length Choir of Echoes, out January 28 on Yep Roc Records. Joined by Mandolin Orange and Mariner’s Children (Peggy Sue bass player Ben Rubinstein solo), on select dates, Peggy Sue will play shows in New York, Los Angeles and more. Please see reverse for full tour routing.
 
Spin recently premiered the video for “Idle,” the first single from the new record. The video was created from found footage that the magazine calls “eerie” and can be viewed on YouTube HERE. The band says, “‘Idle’ is a song about being unemployed and incurably thoughtful. The opening and closing parts are a kind of troubled gospel song—a prayer for purpose in the knowledge that the purpose will probably not be a ‘good’ one. It’s about impatience and distractions and thinking about things too much. And of course it’s about a boy.”
 
Choir of Echoes was produced at the legendary Rockfield Studio in South Wales by Jimmy Robertson and mixed by longtime collaborator John Askew. Of the record, the band says “Choir of Echoes is an album about singing. About losing your voice and finding it again. Voices keeping each other company and voices competing for space. The call and response of the kindest and the cruelest words. Choruses. Duets. Whispers and shouts.”
 
The new album follows 2011’s Acrobats, which NPR called “mountainous and brooding.” Additionally, 2012 saw the self-release of a collection of reinterpretations of the groundbreaking soundtrack to Kenneth Anger’s 1963 cult classic short film Scorpio Rising. The 12 tracks resulted from their performances playing live alongside a screening of the film, and were issued as a series of 1,000 hand stamped, packaged and signed CDs.
 
Peggy Sue is singer-guitarists Rosa Slade and Katy Young and drummer Olly Joyce. Since the release ofAcrobats, the band has toured across Europe and North American with the likes of Jack White, Wild Flag, Joan As Policewoman and labelmates First Aid Kit, including a recent stop on the main stage of this summer’s Green Man Festival.
 
PEGGY SUE TOUR DATES
January 29                                                     Bryan, TX                                           Grand Stafford*
February 1                                                    Austin, TX                                              The Mohawk*
February 3                                                    Tempe, CA                                        Yucca Tap Room†
February 5                                                 San Diego, CA                                                 Soda Bar†
February 6                                               Los Angeles, CA                                               The Echo*
February 7                                                     Davis, CA                                                     3rd Space†
February 8                                                  Berkeley, CA                                           Starry Plough†
February 10                                                Portland, OR                                                   Holocene†
February 11                                                 Seattle, WA                                            Sunset Tavern‡
February 13                                                Brooklyn, NY                                                Glasslands‡
February 15                                              Philadelphia, PA                                                 Ortlieb’s‡
*with Mandolin Orange
†with Mandolin Orange and Mariner’s Children
‡with Mariner’s Children

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12/17/2013

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Embarks on "Record Store Tour"

FLAMING LIPS FRONTMAN WAYNE COYNE EMBARKS ON "RECORD STORE TOUR" BEGINNING DECEMBER 19th

CLASSIC RECORDING, THE FLAMING LIPS EP, IS PACKAGED WITH CHOCOLATE SKULL, COMPLETE WITH REDEEMABLE GOLDEN COIN, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT ALL TOUR STOPS

30th ANNIVERSARY VINYL ON SALE BEGINNING CHRISTMAS EVE

  
December 17, 2013 - (Burbank, CA.) - Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne will hit the road this Thursday, December 19th, for what is being billed as his "Record Store Tour." Coyne will be meeting and greeting fans and signing copies of the Lips' first-ever EP, The Flaming Lips 1st EP,
and The Flaming Lips 2nd Cassette Demo.

Wayne will be selling an extremely Limited Edition version of the EP which will be housed with a hand-crafted, custom-made solid chocolate skull. Anatomically correct and life-sized, of course. Each skull will contain a special Golden Coin that is redeemable as admission to any headline show byTHE FLAMING LIPS in the world. See below for all of Coyne's upcoming tour stops.

This product contains quite a substantial amount of high-quality, gourmet chocolate accompanied by the main course: A generous earful of the very earliest music created by THE FLAMING LIPS in their original incarnation and pressed onto color vinyl.  A feast for the senses, we're pretty sure you'll find this exclusive item delicious and satisfying on every level.

The Flaming Lips 1st EP  will be available as a limited edition 12-inch on green vinyl and signed by Coyne. The last time this recording was available on vinyl was in 1986. It was originally recorded in two sessions at Benson Sound in 1984 and released on the group's homemade label Lovely Sorts of Death Records. This edition has been remastered by LIPS bassist Michael Ivins and given a reimagined cover by freak artist Charlie Immer.

Also for sale, will be The Flaming Lips 2nd Cassette Demo (recorded in 1983), which will be available as a limited-edition 7" on blue vinyl and signed by Coyne. Originally recorded in 1983, it captures the group in a transition from its primitive shambolic drug-damaged punk-pop to the primitive shambolic drug-damaged hallucinogenic cosmic brother death rock heard on the 1st EP. The music has been remastered by LIPS drummer Kliph Scurlock and the cover photo is by Wayne's brother, DennisCoyne. Both items go on sale from participating record store retailers on December 24th and only 2,000 copies of each piece will be made available.

Don't forget that THE FLAMING LIPS' current six-song set, Peace Sword, featuring all new Lips music, is out now, along with their current album,THE TERROR

Wayne Coyne's Record Store Tour:

12/19 @ 4pm       Nashville, TN        Grimey's
12/20 @ Noon     Louisville, KY       Guestroom Records
12/20 @ 8 pm      Chicago, IL           Permanent Records
12/21 @ 5 pm      St. Louis, MO       Vintage Vinyl
12/22 @ 5 pm      Lawrence, KS       Love Garden Sounds 

 The Flaming Lips upcoming shows:

12/29    @ 7 pm                  Broomfield, CO                  1stBank Center
12/30     @ 9 pm                 Aspen, CO                        Belly Up
12/31    @ 9:30 pm             Aspen, CO                         Belly Up
01/10     @ 3:30 pm            Squaw Valley, CA               The Last Chair Festival
01/26                                  Riviera Maya, Mexico         My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday
01/27                                  Riviera Maya, Mexico         My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday
01/28                                  Riviera Maya, Mexico         My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday
01/29                                  Riviera Maya, Mexico         My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday
01/30                                  Riviera Maya, Mexico         My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday
03/08                                  Tampa, FL                          Gasparilla Music Festival
03/21                                  New Orleans, LA                BUKU Music + Art Project
03/22                                  New Orleans, LA                BUKU Music + Art Project



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Listen to a New Song from the Black Lips's Forthcoming Album

BLACK LIPS DROP NEW TRACK FROM UNDERNEATH THE RAINBOW

Listen to the band's new track "Boys In The Wood" on Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/black-lips-boys-in-the-wood-premiere


NEW YORK, NY (December 17, 2013) - Black Lips today dropped "Boys In The Wood," the first taste of their forthcoming album, Underneath the Rainbow. The debut follows the recent announcement of the album, set to be released on Vice Records on March 18.

The twelve-song album boasts a stable of studio collaborators, including Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and Dap Kings music director Tommy Brenneck, speaking to how much the band has grown and sonically matured over the course of their 15-year-long career. 

Listen to "Boys In The Wood" on Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/black-lips-boys-in-the-wood-premiere


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12/16/2013

Spiritualized performs "Ladies and Gentlemen we are floating in space"

  
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12/14/2013

The Best of Angel Ceballos photography 2013



IO ECHO



CRYSTAL ANTLERS



GAP DREAM



FEATHERS



THE ORWELLS



TEEN



WIRE



VUM



DIANE COFFEE



ALESSI'S ARK



CATE LE BON






ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY ANGEL CEBALLOS
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