1/31/2014

together PANGEA Reveals NSFW "Offer" Video


together PANGEA REVEALS NSFW "OFFER" VIDEO
PREMIERED VIA NOISEY

TOURING THIS WINTER IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM BADILLAC

together PANGEA - Offer 

together PANGEA is debuting their NSFW video for "Offer" off their new album Badillac, out now onHarvest Records. "Offer" premiered via Noisey and provides a glimpse into the life of the band, seeing the guys, as Noisey noted, "get regrettable stick and poke tattoos, get pulled over by the cops, and get women to flash their sweet titties," as well as an intra-band make-out session. 

together PANGEA is receiving much early praise for Badillac, with MTV News listing the album as one of the ten "Most Anticipated Indie Albums of 2014," while Stereogum declared "gear up for one of 2014's wildest records." VICE Magazine awarded Badillac with "Album Cover of the Month," and lauded the record, exclaiming "finally, a garage band with some fucking balls. Let 'em fly, motherfuckers." MTV Hive summed up the band aptly, saying "together PANGEA is just one fucking fun band." Referring to the 7-inch that preceded BadillacPitchfork said "Snakedog" is "an absolute shredder worthy of its awesomely ridiculous title." Additionally, Badillac recently hit #2 on CMJ Radio 200 Adds chart and has been getting spins from KROQ, KEGR, KCMP and more. Badillacis now available on iTunes and Amazon.

This winter, together PANGEA will head out on a headlining tour in support of Badillac. The tour, which features Mozes and the Firstborn as support, begins on February 1st at Last Exit in Tempe and wraps up on March 5th at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. Full tour dates are below.

together PANGEA do rock 'n' roll as it was meant to be - raw, unpredictable, and probably dangerous, but also blazing with intelligence, emotion, and edgy experimentation. The Los Angeles-based trio made their bones as purveyors of post-millennial punk, but with their third full-length release - and Harvest Records debut - Badillac, they pay their debt to the supersonic 90s rock that first inspired them. The band has not sacrificed a spurt of precious energy, instead integrating nuance and dynamic momentum to songs like "No Way Out" and the undeniably badass title track. The volcanic riffs and massive melodies are matched by an equally provocative lyrical stance, with songs like "Sick Shit" and the album-closing "Where The Night Ends" casting an acerbic eye over the wreckage of the party they helped start - it's 3am and the drunken fun has given way to sexual panic, anxiety and self-doubt. Slightly stoned but by no means slack, Badillac reveals together PANGEA to be both confident and surprisingly committed, their audacious ambition already impossible to contain.
  
together PANGEA Tour Dates:
2/1 - Last Exit - Tempe, AZ
2/2 - Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
2/4 - Three Links - Dallas, TX
2/5 - The Mohawk - Austin, TX
2/6 - Circle Bar - New Orleans, LA
2/7 - Alabama Music Box - Mobile, AL
2/8 - 529 - Atlanta, GA
2/10 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
2/11 - Black Cat Backstage - Washington DC
2/12 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
2/14 - Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
2/15 - Great Scott - Allston, MA
2/17 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC
2/18 - The Drake Hotel - Toronto, ON
2/19 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
2/20 - The Frequency - Madison, WI
2/21 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
2/22 - Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
2/24 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
2/25 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
2/26 - Flying M Coffee - Nampa, ID
2/27 - Bunk Bar - Portland, OR
2/28 - Media Club - Vancouver, BC
3/1 - The Bartlett - Spokane, WA
3/2 - Barboza - Seattle, WA
3/5 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA
3/23 - Burgerama @ The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA

All dates except 3/23 with Mozes and the Firstborn

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Nowness premieres film for Baby Alpaca "Sea of Dreams"

BABY ALPACA ANNOUNCES STRICTLY SEXUAL EP ON 3/2 VIA ATLAS CHAIR

NOWNESS PREMIERES "SEA OF DREAMS" (TURBOTITO REMIX) FILM DIRECTED BY CHRIS KITTRELL HERE




 Strictly Sexual EP includes remixes by Druzzi from The Rapture, Turbotito, WYNN, Alex Suarez & Illyse Singer, Shaun J. Wright & Alinka and TheArtSnobs

Live show: 3/5 - New York @ Rockwood Music Hall

+ more dates to be announced

After releasing their critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP in June, Baby Alpaca has spent time in Los Angeles (opening for Best Coast) and recorded and played in Seattle, Portland, Chris' hometown Cincinnati and their home in New York for the CMJ Festival.The band is working on a full-length album, but before that they'll release the Strictly Sexual EP on March 2nd via Atlas Chair. The EP consists of remixes by Shaun J. Wright & Alinka, Druzzi from The Rapture, Alex Suarez & Illyse / aka asis, Turbotito, TheArtSnobs and WYNN from Twin Shadow and showcases a wide emotional landscape around the gorgeous original song structures.

Today, NOWNESS has premiered the Chris Kittrell directed music video for "Sea of Dreams" (Turbotito Remix) which you can see HERE.
 
Last year, Vice's NOISEY premiered the official "Wild Child" music video HERE (Vimeo staff pick HERE and YouTube HERE) directed by Brian Leckrone and Adrian Stucker in the outskirts of Palm Springs in between the Coachella weekends.  You can hear two brand new tracks "Island of Love" and "When I See You Again" in their recent Daytrotter session HERE
 
When trying to identify the music made by NYC band Baby Alpaca, it’s perhaps easier to try and figure out what the music is NOT. Judging by the music on the band’s first proper EP, it’s easy to say that this is definitely not your standard indie rock fare: an autoharp is involved, as well as both live and programmed beats and a smattering of guitars. The music eschews any musical tropes typically assigned to wispy bedroom electronica, beardy folk music, or the new wave of alternative R&B, but it could perhaps exist as a distant cousin to all of those things. Buoyed aloft by the winsome vocals of front man Chris Kittrell and shaped by the guitar styling of Zach McMillan, Baby Alpaca make music that is both romantic, vaguely tropical, and sufficiently futuristic—music that seems born of a million dramatic road trips that might provide a suitable soundtrack for a million more.
 
The four songs on the Baby Alpaca EP make for a striking, remarkably blissed-out statement of intent. The EP’s first single, “Sea of Dreams” (whose Dada-esque video premiered earlier this year via NPR.org) is as fitting an introduction as any band could hope to have: all echo-chamber vocals that seem to be haunted by reverby guitar lines and gently-played piano notes that drift through the song like ghosts. Tracks like “Wild Child” and “On The Roam” evoke a palpable sense of modern restlessness, something that permeates all of Baby Alpaca’s music. It’s a feeling that Kittrell attributes to his own meandering youth—a time spent experimenting, studying, travelling, and trying to locate his own creative voice.
 
“A lot of this music is about running way,” explains Kittrell, “I don’t mean that in a escapist kind of way, but more in terms of exploration. So much of my life has been about running away from tradition and traditional ways of thinking, which seeps into the music we make together. It’s about discovery. It’s not so much about running away from something bad, but rather running towards something really beautiful.”
 
Baby Alpaca continues to turn heads with their sublime use of sound and vision, both in a live setting and via the creation of new songs and video productions.
 

hi res here
  
Baby Alpaca – Strictly Sexual remix EP track list:
01. Run With You (Druzzi Remix)
02. Run With You  (asis Remix)
03. Wild Child (WYNN Remix)
04. Sea of Dreams (Turbotito Remix)
05. Wild Child (Shaun J. Wright & Alinka Remix)
06. Wild Child (TheArtSnobs Remix)
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Eagulls on Letterman tonight!


EAGULLS
To Play The Late Show with David LettermanTonight, January 31st at 11:35 pm EST
*and special guest Bill Murray!

  
Eagulls will be playing "Possessed," off their forthcoming self-titled debut (our March 4th)

 NYC show tonight at Baby's All Right!


Bill Murray and Tom Kelly (bass player for Eagulls)
Photo credit: Archer  
One of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2014 - eMusicFILTERSPIN, and NME

"Visceral joy of loud, distorted guitars" -New York Times
"One of our favorite discoveries from CMJ" -NPR

"There's more to these ambitious, melodic punks than a fuck-the-world attitude" -Pitchfork

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1/30/2014

GLASVEGAS IN LOS ANGELES - March 4 @ The Echo

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Glasvegas will kick off their eighth tour of the U.S. on February 16, 2014 in Washington DC at the Rock n Roll Hotel.  Upon their return to the states for these intimate gigs, it will have been almost three years since their last U.S. shows.

Glasvegas have stated..."We are really looking forward to returning once again to North America in 2014. We've picked some cool venues this time and we hope to see some old friends again and make some new ones.  Rest assured we will be playing the classics from 'Glasvegas' & 'Euphoric Heartbreak' and also playing you tracks from our brand new album 'Later...When The TV Turns To Static'.  See you soon. GV x" 

Released in September, Later...When The TV Turns To Static is Glasvegas' third studio album.  Written and produced by lead vocalist and songwriter, James Allan, this ten track 45 minute sojourn of heartfelt melancholia and broken relationships is set against a backdrop of scorching soundscapes that lift the soul into heights of abandoned euphoria.
Glasvegas - Later...When the TV Turns to Static
Glasvegas - Later...When the TV Turns to Static
The video for their latest single and album title track, "Later...When The TV Turns To Static," premiered on Yahoo! and is now up on VEVO.  James Allan, Glasvegas song-writer, guitarist, vocalist and frontman explained the video to Yahoo! ""The idea was quite a simple one me and my sister (Denise) worked on where we just set up the amps in the living room and played. The video is interrupted by another little dimension. I like the simplicity and dreamy nature to it."
Tickets are on sale now, fans can check Glasvegas.net for the latest on sale info.

Glasvegas 2014 North American Tour Dates:
February 16  Washington, DC          Rock n Roll Hotel
February 17  Philadelphia, PA          North Star Bar
February 18  Boston, MA                  Great Scott
February 19  New York, NY              Mercury Lounge
February 20  Brooklyn, NY                Rough Trade
February 22  Toronto, ON                 Mod Club
February 24  Chicago, IL                   Schubas
February 25  Minneapolis, MN          7th Street Entry
February 28  Seattle, WA                  Columbia City Theater
March 1        Vancouver, BC             The Venue
March 2        Portland, OR                 Doug Fir Lounge
March 4        Los Angeles, CA           The Echo
March 6        San Francisco, CA        Popscene / Rickshaw Stop

Glasvegas is: James Allan (Vocals, Guitar), Rab Allan (Guitar), Paul Donoghue (Bass), Jonna Löfgren (Drums) 

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DEATH shares live performance video from CYP2

DEATH SHARES LIVE AT CHECK YO PONYTAIL 2 PERFORMANCE VIDEO VIA IHEARTCOMIX

"KEEP ON KNOCKING" IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEOS OF DEATH AT CHECK YO PONYTAIL 2

Watch: DEATH performs "Keep On Knocking" live at Check Yo Ponytail 2 -

The punk-before-punk-existed band DEATH is proud to share a Trevor Banta-directed live performance video from their October 28th, 2013 performance at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. This is only the first in a series of live performance videos of DEATH at Check Yo Ponytail 2 so stay tuned for more.

About IHEARTCOMIX:

Comprised of DJs, writers, visual artists, graphic designers, photographers, and filmmakers, IHEARTCOMIX understands culture and has influenced nightlife in Los Angeles for almost 10 years. Led by DJ/Illustrator Franki Chan, IHC has since taken their experience to new markets with special events and tours in multiple cities around the country and an expansive online media presence that includes film, TV, a record label, and a whole lot more. With a bigger team and new partnerships, IHEARTCOMIX will continue to define culture as it happens with new opportunities for the brands, labels, and artists we work with.

In addition to our IHC presents shows, IHEARTCOMIX has several ongoing event series that all have their own specific focus such as: OFF/ CNTR, Boogie Monster, Turnt On, IHC Sundays at Drai's, and our flagship event, Check Yo Ponytail an open genre party complete with several added elements that make it, "More Than A Show." IHEARTCOMIX has also produced events around the country with nationwide tours and branded parties at special engagements like SXSW, ULTRA, Comic Con, and Electric Forest.

With a strong appreciation of visual aesthetic and composition, the IHEARTCOMIX Creative Media department has been producing quality video and photo content for years. Our recently launched Youtube channel, IHC TV, features interviews, show recaps, music videos, our variety show IHC LIVE! and our ongoing Pitchfork.TV series,Live At Check Yo Ponytail. We've also started production on several TV and documentary film projects. Additionally, IHEARTCOMIX will be reviving the record label that originally brought you Matt & Kim and HEARTSREVOLUTION, but this time with a new name and a new twist. Launching as, 1NFINITY, the new label will focus on all digital releases with standardized art, original music video concepts from our in-house Media team, and exclusive merch collaborations that provide a complete release package utilizing all facets of the IHEARTCOMIX media universe.

While our branded experiences and original content are what makes us unique, IHEARTCOMIX has plenty of resources to make anyones vision a reality. With our production and media teams available for hire, IHEARTCOMIX is fully prepared to make any experience a memorable one. In the past, we've already created special events and programming for Playboy, Pabst, Fool's Gold Records, Beats by Dre, and Skyy Vodka with plans to create more lasting partnerships in the future.

In 2014, we will be entering our 10th year of operations at IHEARTCOMIX. To celebrate, we are planning continuous events and media releases all year long, leading up to the IHC10YR Festival, featuring a huge lineup of friends and colleagues we've met along the way. Expect tons of shows, tours, and video features to keep us moving forward into the next decade of IHEARTCOMIX. It is sure to be one of the wildest, action packed years to date.

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1/29/2014

The Warlocks @ Bootleg Theatre

THE WARLOCKS BEGINS 2014 WITH TOUR DATES FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM

“I love this record. One of the most exciting albums of 2013” - Jim DeRogatis / Sound Opinions
“Amid the flash of new bands keen to drive a sonic expressway through your skull, The Warlocks remain a superior alloy of Velvets cool and narcotic Spaceman 3/MBV tropes, as their first LP in five years ably demonstrates.” - MOJO
"Some bands play chords, but the so-far-unstoppable Warlocks play clouds -- songs that swirl around you like smoke and probably leave a little haze in your head, too."  - LA WEEKLY
"Dead Generation" featured on Blurtonline.com
TOUR DATES
SAT FEB 8    Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
FRI  FEB 14  San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
SAT FEB 15  Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile High Club
THU FEB 20  Évreux, France @ L’Abordage
FRI FEB 21    St. Malo, France @ La Nouvelle Vague
SAT FEB 22   Lorient, France @ Le Manege
TUE FEB 25   Le Rochelle, France @ La Sirene
WED FEB 26  Toulouse, France @ Connexion Cafe
FRI FEB 28    Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
SAT MAR 1    Nimes, France @ La Paloma
TUE MAR 4    Zurich, Switzerland @ Alte Kaseme
THU MAR 6    Oslo, Norway @ Revolver
TUE MAR 11  London, UK @ Corsica
THU MAR 13  Liverpool, UK @ The Kazimier
FRI MAR 14   Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe
SAT MAR 15  Manchester, UK @ Cosmosis-Alternative Fest of Psychedelic Music & Arts

     
photo by Eric Curtis
After releasing the long-awaited Skull Worship in November 2013 through Zap Banana (Cargo Distribution), The Warlocks will launch into 2014 with live dates including the West Coast and Europe.
Stream and share “Dead Generation” at https://soundcloud.com/the-warlocks/dead-generation. View the zombie inspired video for the song at: http://youtu.be/reFUFpDGdGU.

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Potty Mouth Debuts New Video + World Cafe Live Performance

Potty Mouth Debuts New Video for 'Black and Studs' 
 
Performance on World Cafe Live Streaming Today
 
Spring Tour Dates and SXSW Announced

"...one of the best rock albums of the year. For real." - NPR   

"Potty Mouth are expanding the conversation about what it means to be a a forward-thinking feminist band." - Stereogum 'Band To Watch' 

Watch the 'Black and Studs' video at Rookie or YouTube
 
 
Northampton, MA-based quartet Potty Mouth have debuted a new video for 'Black and Studs' withRookie, directed and animated by Faye Orlove. Taken from the band's full-length debut, Hell Bent, out now on Old Flame (US) /Marshall Teller (UK), it follows the video for first single 'The Spins.' The band's recent performance on NPR's World Cafe Live is also airing today, Wednesday, January 29th. World Cafe is offering a free download of their performance of 'Rusted Shut' here. Check your local listings or connect to the WXPN Philadelphia stream at 2pm EST here

Potty Mouth are all-parts smart-pop craftswomen, specializing in taut, infectious, C-86 influenced indie pop meets '77 punk perfection. The band, deemed a NYLON 'Band Crush,' Stereogum, 'Band To Watch,' The Guardian's 'New Band of the Day,' NPR 'Song We Can't Stop Playing,' SPIN 'Best New Artist,' and more, released their debut 12" vinyl EP, entitled Sun Damage in July 2012, which garnered the attention of Pitchfork, who called the six-song EP an "an impressive, no-filler debut," as well as The New York Times, who called it, "the downer charm of early grunge...excellent." The Boston Globe also named Potty Mouth one of the "top five indie-rock bands to watch in 2013," withBrooklynVegan adding that they were, "one of the most promising new bands in their local scene." 

The band has shared the stage with Bleached, A Place To Bury Strangers, Andrew W.K., The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Waxahatchee, and more, and performed at the New Museum in NYC in conjunction with their exhibit "NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star." The band has also announced a spring tour with Vivan Girls and more, down to SXSW. More dates to be announced soon.  

Potty Mouth Upcoming Tour Dates

1/31 Medford, MA - Crafts House at Tufts University
2/8 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Bard College
2/9 Philadelphia, PA - Kungfu Necktie
3/2 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right w/ Vivian Girls
3/8 Allston, MA - Great Scott
3/14 Austin, TX - Hole In The Wall
3/9-3/16 Austin, TX - SXSW
For more info, please visit:  
 

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Dum Dum Girls Too True Available Now Via Sub Pop

Dum Dum Girls' Too True
Available Now Everywhere Via Sub Pop
Performs on The Late Show with David Letterman January 30th
Watch: “Lost Boys And Girls Club”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOF_oo3EgnQ
Listen: “Rimbaud Eyes”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coYvUvy7S7U

Dum Dum Girls’ Too True, the band’s stellar third album is now available on CD / LP/ DL worldwide via Sub Pop.

Too True and it’s singles have earned Dum Dum Girls raves from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, FILTER, New York Times, Esquire, Interview, Boston Globe, AV Club, Uncut, Mojo, NME, Exclaim, Loud and Quiet, The Fly, NPR Music, Pitchfork, SPIN, Bust, Nylon, Vice, Elle, V, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, Slant, Treble and more. In related news, the band graces the cover of this weeks PASTE Magazine (view here).

At radio, Too True was also the no. 1 most added album with CMJ reporters. Forthcoming Dum Dum Girls radio sessions include WFUV and WNYC Soundcheck (airdates TBA).

In further exciting news, Dum Dum Girls will make their network debut on the Late Show with David Letterman, Thursday January 30th at 11:35pm ET / 10:35pm CT on CBS.

Dum Dum Girls’ previously announced North American spring trek has now been extended. The tour begins March 7th in San Diego, CA at Casbah and currently ends on Sunday, June 1st in Barcelona, ES at Primavera Festival. Along the way the band will make appearances March 12th-15th in Austin, TX at SXSW and April 12th & 19th in Indio, CA at Coachella Festival weekends. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.

Dum Dum Girls Too True, featuring the singles “Lost Boys And Girls Club,” “Rimbaud Eyes” and “Are You Okay?,”  was produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Richard Hell), Sune Rose Wagner (The Raveonettes) and engineered by Alonzo Vargas at East West Studios in Los Angeles and The Coven in New York City.
What People Are Saying About Dum Dum Girls Too True:
Dum Dum Girls continue to explore a sonic and formal intersection of the early 1960s — girl groups, surf-rock, garage-rock — and the post-punk 1980s of the Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. A few chords, a clear melody and succinct verse-chorus-bridge structures are filled with darkly allusive lyrics and floated amid gauzy, sweeping guitar effects. It’s a roomy concept, encompassing spaghetti western guitar touches in “Cult of Love,” new wave momentum in “Little Minx,” stately folk-rock in “Under These Hands,” a weighty undertow in “Lost Boys and Girls Club” and a celestial serenity in “Trouble Is My Name.” - [Critics Choice]  New York Times
“Penny's songs are no less quotable for their simplicity, whether she's name-checking 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud ("Rimbaud Eyes"), fitting the album's title into the chorus of "Too True to Be Good" or dispensing a perfect goth-pop mission statement in "Evil Blooms": "Why be good? Be beautiful and sad." On Too True, Penny and Dum Dum Girls need barely 30 minutes to prove that a band can be all three at once.” [First Listen] - NPR Music 

“.. This album is the perfect-pop balance of cliché and rawness, with mythic ambition and songs that make you a three-minute hero.” [4 / 5 Stars] - MOJO 

“Sleek and sophisticated, this third full-length careens from muscular blasts of ’80s guitar rock (“In the Wake of You”) to spectral ballads (“Are You Okay?”). Penny writes hits even if they never become that. Songs like “Too True to Be Good” and “Rimbaud Eyes” are meant to be blared from car radios with the windows down; they’re perfect. - Boston Globe
“Songs like "Rimbaud Eyes" and "Evil Blooms" more than live up to their fashion-goth titles. But Penny is best opening up her sound on big, searching ballads like "Lost Boys and Girls Club," where sad Madonna hangs with the Jesus and Mary Chain, or the Chrissie Hynde-worthy weeper "Are You Okay?" where Penny wanders in a "lavender haze" ("I'm reckless at night/I'm sorry for days"), wearing boozy misery like a black-leather security blanket.” [3.5/5 Stars] - Rolling Stone
Too True is a bold album, with Dee Dee backed by huge swelling guitars on a series of resoundingly anthemic and unashamedly 80s sounding tracks.” [8 / 10] - Uncut
 
Tour Dates:
Jan. 30 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 07 - San Diego, CA - Casbah*
Mar. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - Backstage Bar*
Mar. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom*
Mar. 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister*
Mar. 12-15 - Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar. 16 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada*
Mar. 18 - Nashville, TN - Exit / Inn*
Mar. 19 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree*
Mar. 20 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
Mar. 21 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade*
Mar. 22 - Washington, DC - Black Cat*
Mar. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s*
Mar. 25 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
Mar. 26 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg*
Mar.  27 - Boston, MA -  Brighton Music Hall*
Mar. 28 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore*
Mar. 29 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace*
Mar. 30 - Ferndale, MI - Loving Touch*
Mar. 31 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
Apr. 01 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock*
Apr. 04 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret*
Apr. 05 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
Apr. 06 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir*
Apr. 08 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent*
Apr. 12 - Indio, CA - Coachella
April 19 -Indio, CA - Coachella
May 31 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Festival
Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Festival
* w/ Blouse

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Watch TOY's new video for It's Been So Long

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Dir. Douglas Hart

Fresh off their debut North American tour TOY unfurl the new video for It's Been So Long, taken from their second album Join The Dots released early this year on Heavenly Recordings and directed by Jesus And Mary Chain's Douglas Hart.

"The video for TOY's It's Been So Long features calibration charts used for everything from testing focus on microscopes and optical movie projectors to the calibration of cathode rays and the accuracy of the US Army Air Force's bomb and gun sights. The video also includes colour reference charts which instruct technicians as to the true nature of black, white and the three primary colours which combine and overlap within optical devices to create every imaginable colour and shade. Often these charts include strange symbols mapped out in mysterious lines, spirals, and solid shapes, some of which look like they belong on the pages of a New Orleans Voodoo curse, or on an Op Art canvas." - Douglas Hart 
TOY are: Tom Dougall (vocals / guitar), Dominic O'Dair (guitars), Maxim Barron (bass / vocals),Alejandra Diez (synths / modulations) & Charlie Salvidge (drums / vocals).


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Bear Hands Reveal "Agora" Track + Video


BEAR HANDS RELEASE "AGORA" VIDEO OFF DISTRACTION -
NEW ALBUM OUT FEBRUARY 18 VIA CANTORA IN US AND CANADA

"AGORA" DEBUTED BY ZANE LOWE ON BBC RADIO 1 

TOURING WITH MINIATURE TIGERS THIS WINTER 
PLUS PERFORMANCES AT SXSW, COACHELLA AND MORE

Bear Hands - Agora 

 "Propulsive post-punk...full of dexterous vocals and glittering guitar work" - The New Yorker

"Bear Hands excel at crafting songs that chug manically under a cloud of reverb or coax wallflowers out onto the dancefloor with an infectious marriage of musical precision 
and experimental messiness" - Pitchfork

Bear Hands have released the video for their brand-new track "Agora" off their highly anticipated sophomore album Distraction, out in the US and Canada on February 18, 2014 via Cantora Records. Featuring a bearded dragon, a Queen homage and a fittingly agoraphobic frontman, the clip was directed by Bear Hands guitarist Ted FeldmanThe track, which seamlessly weaves the minimal funk of its verse with the massive harmonies of the hook, was just premiered by global tastemaker Zane Lowe on his much respected BBC Radio 1 show.
 
Speaking on the varied influences for the clip, Feldman said "I tried to bite the right filmmakers in showing Dylan [Rauvocals and guitar] experiencing the drudgery of a solitary existence. I had wanted to include an iguana as tribute to Herzog's Bad Lieutenant, but during our search we found a sweet bearded dragon named Smaug who ended up in the video instead." A grand and ambitious psychedelic call to arms, "Agora" is now available for digital download HERE. The "Agora" video is also available for streaming and embed HERE, while the track is streaming on SoundCloud HERE
 
"Agora" comes on the heels of the recently released "Giants," the simultaneously whiplash-inducing and silkily-grooving lead single off Distraction. "Giants" is available now digitally in the US and Canada on iTunes and Amazon, and can be posted via their official lyric video HERE, as well as on SoundCloud HERE.
 
This winter, Bear Hands is joining forces with fellow Brooklynites Miniature Tigers for a co-headlining tour, with support from Total Slacker. The jaunt begins on February 27th at Rough Trade in Brooklyn and wraps up on March 20th at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. Additionally, the band will play South By Southwest, Coachella and Big Guava Music Fest in support of Distraction, with additional festival and tour dates to be announced soon. Full tour dates are below.

With Distraction, Bear Hands have shrugged off the notion of second album jitters to create an expansive sound that grew over three long years and thousands of miles on the road. Produced by guitarist Ted Feldman and mixed by James Brown (Nine Inch NailsArctic MonkeysFoo Fighters), Distraction is a violently self-assured record which sees the quartet of Dylan RauTJ OrscherVal Loper and Feldman distilling their anxieties and pleasures alike into perfectly twisted pop nuggets that demand your attention - calling out for love from behind a mask of ones and zeroes, cardboard and vinyl.
 
Bear Hands tour dates:
2/3 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
2/8 - Shafer Auditorium - Meadville, PA @
2/21 - Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY
2/22 - The Met - Pawtucket, RI
2/27 - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY #
2/28 - Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA #
3/1 - Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA #
3/2 - The Cave - West Haven, CT #
3/4 - DC9 - Washington, DC #
3/5 - Strange Matter - Richmond, VA #
3/6 - Savannah Stopover - Savannah, GA
3/7 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA #
3/8 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA #
3/9 - Limelight - San Antonio, TX %
3/12-3/16 - SXSW - Austin, TX
3/17 - The High Watt - Nashville, TN #
3/18 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN #
3/19 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL #
3/20 - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI #
4/12 & 4/19 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA
4/18 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
5/2-5/4 - Big Guava Music Fest - Tampa, FL
 
@ - w/ Tegan & Sara
# - w/ Miniature Tigers, Total Slacker
% - w/ Miniature Tigers, GRMLN, Total Slacker
 

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