12/07/2016

Tim Presley "Clue" video plus tour

THE WiNK OUT NOW!
The teen pop-pusher of the century, Tim Presley, keeps on pushing with a bouncy new video for "Clue"! September saw the release of Tim's first solo effort under his given name, and with Cate Le Bon on production duty, The WiNK drew eyes and ears to its solid, metallic brilliance the world over!

The unbreakable musical tension sharpens and slacks when coupled with the imagery provided by director Matt Grote. Shot entirely in black and white, Timfreely sways and struts while singing upon a maze of high, wild mercury stings, prompting a state of post-pop psychosis. Oh and did we mention the nuns?

Watch the video for "Clue" via Stereogum's premire below, and be sure to attend all of the upcoming Tim Presley/ Cate Le Bon tour dates in January! 
Flyer by Gabriel Alcala (From the Jacuzzi Boys)
TIM PRESLEY/CATE LE BON TOUR DATES
12-Jan in Los Angeles at Highland Park Ebell*
13-Jan in Los Angeles at Highland Park Ebell^
14-Jan in San Francisco at The Chapel
16-Jan in Vancouver at Fox Cabaret
17-Jan in Seattle at Chop Suey
18-Jan in Portland at Mississippi Studios
21-Jan in Visalia at Cellar Door
25-Jan in Hudson, NY at The Half Moon
26-Jan in New York City at Bowery Ballroom
27-Jan in Philadelphia at Black Box in Underground Arts
28-Jan in Washington, DC at U Street Music Hall
30-Jan in Providence at Aurora
31-Jan in Cambridge at Middle East Upstairs
1-Feb in Montreal at Bar Le "Ritz" P.D.B.
2-Feb in Toronto at Velvet Underground
3-Feb in Detroit at El Club
4-Feb in Chicago at Lincoln Hall
5-Feb in Cleveland at Happy Dog

*Cate Le Bon only
^ Tim Presley only 

Tim Presley Online: 
Order- http://www.dragcity.com/products/the-wink

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Japanese Breakfast and Eskimeaux embark on Winter solo tour

JAPANESE BREAKFAST AND ESKIMEAUX
EMBARK ON WINTER SOLO TOUR
  
      Photo Credit: Phobymo                                                    Photo Credit: Richard Gin      

Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast and Gabrielle Smith of Eskimeaux have announced a joint solo tour. The east coast Winter tour kicks off next week at Rock N Roll Hotel in Washington DC.

TOUR DATES:
12/14 Washington DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
12/15 Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church (Chapel) *SOLD OUT*
12/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium *SOLD OUT*
12/17 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater
12/18 Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs (Matinée)
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ABOUT JAPANESE BREAKFAST:
A side project from her work as front woman of Philadelphia indie punk band Little Big League, Michelle Zauner released a tape in June 2013 under the solo moniker Japanese Breakfast. The tape was titled June and boasted thirty tracks written and recorded every day of the month. A stark deviation from Little Big League's guitar- based indie rock, it showcased Zauner's dark lyrics, unique vocals and inherent knack for pop melody.

Two bedroom pop cassettes later, Japanese Breakfast returns with its first full- fledged LP and vinyl release, Psychopomp. The album explores Zauner's experimental interests and hosts a wide range of sound: jarring anime samples, minimalist ballads, rhythms and synths reminiscent of Tango in the Night-era Fleetwood Mac paired with the moody intimacy of Mount Eerie. After the foundation of the album was built, Zauner enlisted Ned Eisenberg to coproduce and embellish the record. Eisenberg helped with the mixing and production of the album. Psychopomp revisits and revamps lo-fi tracks and adds chilling new songs to fall in love with. 

ABOUT ESKIMEAUX:
Eskimeaux is the recording project of songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith. The project began in 2007 as an outlet for Smith's experimental and noisy home-recordings. In 2011, Smith formed The Epoch collective with several other Brooklyn-based songwriters and artists, and began developing her sound over the years into the realm of more structured pop songwriting. Smith released her full-length album, O.K., on Double Double Whammy in 2015. O.K. received wide critical acclaim, being called the #1 record of the year by the U.K. blog GoldFlakePaint, and was featured in NPR's All Songs Considered's Top 10 albums of 2015.

Eskimeaux's latest recording, Year of the Rabbit, advances Smith's sound further; the collection of songs was recorded mostly live by Emily Sprague and Felix Walworth, two fellow members of the Epoch, in their home studio in Brooklyn. The record is the first to showcase the sound of Eskimeaux's live band as its primary sonic touchstone, replacing the highly produced and overdubbed sound of Smith's earlier records with a more immediate, naturally produced sound. 


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Mega Bog Premieres New Song "London"; Announces NYC Benefit Shows

MEGA BOG PREMIERES NEW SONG "LONDON"

ANNOUNCES NYC BENEFIT SHOWS

NEW ALBUM HAPPY TOGETHER OUT 2/3
Photo credit: Nick Gomez-Hall

Mega Bog -- NYC's Erin Birgy -- premiered her latest single "London" today via Stereogum. Birgy dedicated the new song to her close friend Nick Gomez-Hall, who died in last week's Ghost Ship fire. A photographer and musician, Gomez-Hall took the studio photos of Mega Bog shown in this press release. Birgy invites fans to donate to the relief fund for victims of the fire here.


"A jazzy experimental rock track - spacious, warm, and eerie, with brass, guitar, and vocal melodies weaving in the ether. It portends good things for Mega Bog's new album." -Stereogum 

"London" will appear on Mega Bog's upcoming new album Happy Together, out February 3 via Nicey Music, along with the previously released tracks "Fwee" and "192014."
 
Mega Bog has also announced performances at two NYC benefit shows this week:

12/09: Benefit for Planned Parenthood @ 390 Seneca Ave - Ridgewood, NY
12/10: NYC Benefit for Standing Rock @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

Photo credit: Nick Gomez-Hall

More on Happy Together

Awaited for years by the large nationwide cult of Boggers in the know, Erin Birgy's second LP at the helm of the fog-shrouded ship they call MEGA BOG is an instant and timeless classic. It's equal parts nostalgic and futuristic, mapping a new, jazz-literate and free form of songcraft onto the model of the traditional guitar-based band. It's poetry on roller skates, defying recognizable structures in favor of a stream-of-consciousness flow that guides Erin's lyrics around their many soft and uncertain turns. It's an inspiring example of a unique vision carried to its most honest and vulnerable realization.
Happy Together was assembled on tape amidst a lot of movement, including Erin's relocation from Seattle to New York. Like Joni Mitchell or Beefheart, Birgy has a seemingly magical ability to steer a diverse bunch of players into her own dream-world. And this album has a lot of players, many with big credentials we'll refrain from mentioning (except for Zach Burba and Will Murdoch from iji, and James Krivchenia from Big Thief, who earn mentions for being particularly present). Considering its variety of personnel and its long gestation, Happy Together is a remarkably consistent and complete record that cuts the deepest when experienced from start to finish, as it arcs from the surreal bubblegum tempos of "Diznee" and "Marianne," through the extended dreamscapes of songs like "192014," and out to the free-wheeling catharsis of "Blackout" and "Fwee." Take the journey.


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Robyn Hitchcock on The Claypool Lennon Delirium's debut, Monolith of Phobos

ROBYN HITCHCOCK ON THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM'S
MONOLITH OF PHOBOS FOR THE TALKHOUSE

                                                                                           
From now until 2017, The Talkhouse will be honoring the records their contributors weren't able to cover when they were released. This week, Robyn Hitchcock is reviewing The Claypool Lennon Delirium's (Sean Lennon and Primus' Les Claypool) debut album Monolith of Phobos.

You can read the review HERE.

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FKA twigs and WeTransfer Studios Present Documentary Baltimore Dance Project

FKA twigs AND WETRANSER STUDIOS
PRESENT DOCUMENTARY
BALTIMORE DANCE PROJECT
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Today FKA twigs, in partnership with WeTransfer Studios, presents the heartwarming documentary film Baltimore Dance Project.  Filmed at Baltimore's Lithuanian Hall on July 18, 2016, the documentary chronicles the multi-faceted artist as she calls to action a community to gather and celebrate artistic expression by dancing together.  The documentary can be viewed exclusively onhttps://wetransfer.com/thisworks/studios/fka-twigs-baltimore/
 
The film showcases the soul and passion of the people of Baltimore, on one of the hottest days of the year and during a politically charged era, coming together to share passion and be united.  Days ahead of her headlining show in Baltimore, FKA twigs used social media to let fans know she'd be holding a (free) workshop and would invite some of those dancers to join her on stage later that week.  To her delight, over 400 people showed up ready to dance, have a good time and be part of something bigger; something joyful. FKA twigs, along with her collaborators Ramon Baynes, Kash Powell and Dominic Lawrence choreographed the group for over 5 hours taking them through different routines and encouraging them to add their own touch. This resulted in a unique 9.14 minute documentary , directed by longtime collaborator Nick Walker.
 
FKA twigs: "When I was thinking about doing a dance project, the obvious places would be LA or New York but I thought why not go to a place that obviously has so much soul and so much amazing energy? You'll be able to connect with them rather than being another artist that is passing through."
 
trailer of the film premiered yesterday with the Baltimore Sun. Yesterday evening, the Baltimore dance community got the exclusive premiere of the film at Lithuanian Hall, where Twigs surprised the dancers with a personal video message.
 
About WeTransfer Studios
Since day one, WeTransfer has supported the creative communities by giving away 30% of the background imagery to showcase projects they love. WeTransfer Studios develops that commitment to bringing creatives together on original, collaborative projects across art, design, music and more. It goes beyond curating the best existing work on the platform and moves into creating new work to share with the world.

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12/06/2016

Noise Pop Festival Announces Phase 2 Of Music Lineup / Feat. Creeper Lagoon Reunion, Grandaddy, Radical Face, Electric Guest, The Joy Formidable & More

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25TH ANNUAL NOISE POP FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES PHASE 2 OF THE MUSIC LINEUP,
CREEPER LAGOON REUNITE FOR FIRST SHOW SINCE 2001!

CURRENT LINEUP ALSO INCLUDES GRANDADDY, THE JOY FORMIDABLE, ROGUE WAVE,
VINCE STAPLES, TY SEGALL, DEAFHEAVEN, MSTRKRFT, BADBADNOTGOOD, DAWES, AND MORE

Festival Badges and Individual Tickets on Sale
February 17-27, 2017, in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 6, 2016) – Noise Pop Festival, the Bay Area’s premiere independent music and arts festival, is announcing today Phase 2 of the music announcement with several additions to the lineup of artists set to perform at the 25th annual event February 17–27, 2017. General Music and Super Fan badges, as well as individual show tickets, are on sale now and available at www.noisepop.com/2017. Individual tickets to the shows for the Phase 2 artists just released go on sale this Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. PT.

The festival will return this year to celebrate a quarter-century of Noise Pop over eleven days at venues throughout the Bay Area. Fans can expect amazing music performances at some of their favorite clubs, captivating film presentations, art shows, a host of special events taking place at Noise Pop HQ at the Swedish American Hall, and additional retrospective events still to be announced.

Coming out of retirement to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Noise Pop is one of the San Francisco music community’s most celebrated rock bands of the last two decades, Creeper Lagoon. The core lineup—consisting of Ian Sefchick, Sharky Laguana, David Kostiner and Dan Carr—hasn’t been on stage together since 2001. Their critically adored debut album, I Become Small and Go, was released in 1998 on Nickelbag Records, the now defunct label run by producer team, the Dust Brothers. Their second album, Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday, was released in 2001 and featured the song “Wrecking Ball.” On Sunday, February 26, Creeper Lagoon will headline the Bottom of the Hill, a venue they played countless times over the years, including a legendary New Year’s show as 1999 rolled into 2000. Individual tickets to this show are $15, and go on sale this Friday.

California rock group Grandaddy, who will release their next album in early 2017 after a ten-year break, will play this year’s festival, along with Welsh alternative rock outfit The Joy Formidable and Rogue Wave, who will be playing a special show at Popscene featuring a set of 80s covers to coincide with the release of their album, Cover Me. A vinyl-only version came out last week on Record Store Day (http://www.recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/8704). Among the additional newly announced performers are Radical Face, fronted by Jacksonville singer-songwriter Ben Cooper; Electric Guest; SF-born singer and multi-instrumentalist Hanni El Khatib; Athens rock outfit Mothers; the Oakland-based Aussie Hazel English, whom you may remember from this year’s 20th Street Block Party; and Bay Area rock group The Mother Hips. These artists join previously released performers that include Vince Staples, Ty Segall, Deafheaven, MSTRKRFT, BadBadNotGood (BBNG), Dawes, The Radio Dept., Los Campesinos!, Cloud Nothings, and many more.

The full music lineup will continue to be released in installments between now and February. The list of artists currently announced is included below (with new artists signified by *) and available online at www.noisepop.com/2017/. This lineup is subject to change.

NOISE POP FESTIVAL 2017 – PHASE TWO MUSIC LINEUP:
Vince Staples
Ty Segall
Deafheaven
MSTRKRFT
Grandaddy*
BadBadNotGood
Dawes
Radical Face*
Cloud Nothings
Creeper Lagoon*
The Radio Dept.
Los Campesinos!
Rogue Wave (presents Cover Me: A Night of 80s Classics)*
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Electric Guest*
The Joy Formidable*
This Will Destroy You
Hanni El Khatib*
Julia Holter
Tennis
Tash Sultana
Crocodiles 
Moon Duo
The Rural Alberta Advantage*
Tacocat
PWR BTTM
White Fence
Matt Pond PA*
The Mother Hips*
The Garden
Tennyson
Kilo Kish*
Mothers*
Hazel English*
Diet Cig
Weyes Blood
The Frights 
Adia Victoria 
Crying
The Buttertones*
Emma Ruth Rundle
AJ Dávila 
Middle Kids*
The Molochs*
The Regrettes
Baseck*
Josh Cashman
GERMANS
Innovative Leisure DJs*
And more to be announced!  

Additionally, Shepard Fairey—world-renowned contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing—is the creator of the 2017 festival artwork.  

Noise Pop Festival 2017 Music and Super Fan badges are available now. The General Music Badge, which includes access to all general admission (non-seated) concerts, badge-only happy hours, NPHQ and some special events soon to be announced, is available for $175. Badges are non-transferrable with age-restrictions for some events, and badge-holders must arrive within 60 minutes after club door times to guarantee entrance.

A limited number of Super Fan badges are also on sale for $375. These badge holders will get the red carpet experience at festival, with guaranteed entry to all film, music and culture selections, a merchandise package, drink tickets to select events, rideshare coupons and a personal Noise Pop representative available for assistance during the Festival. For any badge related questions, contact Noise Pop directly at badge@noisepop.com or 415-375-3370.

Individual tickets to all previously announced shows are also available for purchase, with these latest additions going on sale this Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. PT. For badge options, as well as individual tickets to the announced shows and general festival information, visit www.noisepop.com/2017. Stay tuned for more announcements in the weeks ahead, including the Noise Pop Festival film series lineup.

Follow Noise Pop Festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/noisepop.com, as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat at @noisepop for updates and special promotions. The official hashtag for the festival is #NoisePop25

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TOY Share Video For "Another Dimension" || "Clear Shot" LP Out Now Via Heavenly Recordings

Clear Shot Out Now Via Heavenly Recordings
Photo credit: Steve Gullick

TOY have shared the brand new, Bunny Kinney-directed video to Another Dimensionthe latest track to be taken from their recently released album, Clear Shot. Released in late October on Heavenly Recordings, Clear Shot, recorded with producer David Wrench towards the end of 2015 at Eve Studio, is the band’s third album.

Taking inspiration from an esoteric blend – Radiophonic Workshop, Comus, the scores of Bernard Herrmann, John Barry and Ennio Morricone Fairport, COUM, Acid House, Incredible String Band, The Langley Schools Project, The Wicker Man soundtrack and even the direction behind Electric Eden, Rob Young’s book about the development of folk music in the U.K. – Clear Shot is their most coherent and confident album to date; lushly cinematic, shot through with their most expressive melodies thus far and coated with a ‘sheen’ courtesy of Chris Cody (Beach House, Smith Westerns, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) who mixed the album in LA with some of the reverbs and vocal processors used on Purple Rain.

TOY previously released their self-titled debut in 2012 and cemented their reputation as the best alternative rock band in the country with Join the Dots at the end of 2013. Such was the reception to Join The Dots that TOY toured their second record for nigh-on two years, culminating in their biggest London show yet at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in April 2014. 

They have also recently made their Spellbound EP available digitally. The EP, featuring Spellbound, News From Nowhere, Poor Jack Love Seeker, was recorded during the band’s album sessions and was initially available as a limited edition CD with initial quantities of the album purchased via UK independent record stores.


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Meg Baird Is On Tour Next Month with Lee Ranaldo and Steve Gunn!

MEG BAIRD'S SOLO OUTING COMES INTO SIGHT
Dreamers, freaks and weirdos alike- important news is afoot! San Francisco's (by the way of Philadelphia) Meg Baird is embarking on a solo tour early next year! Alive with mystery and color, her latest album Don't Weigh Down the Light is lyrical and precise, demonstrating her propulsive fingerstyle guitar work and a voice that moves from soaring and tender to soothing and spellbinding... sometimes within a single song!
This is Meg's first proper tour since Don't Weigh Down the Lightso Don'tmiss out on the fleeting chance to her in a live setting performing this material. A traveling acoustic trip! Lee and Steve co-headline this tour, with Megsupporting on all shows.
Jan-10 - Boston, MA - Center for the Arts at the Armory
Jan-11 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
Jan-12 - Winooski,VT - Winooski Methodist Church
Jan-13 - Montreal,QC - PHI Centre
Jan-14 - Toronto,ON - The Great Hall
Jan-16 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Jan-17 - Louisville, KY - The Cave (Workhouse Ballroom)
Jan-18 - Columbus, OH - Stuart's Opera House
Jan-20 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Jan-21 - Philadelphia,PA - PhilaMOCA
All dates with Lee Ranaldo and Steve Gunn

Meg Baird Online: 
Drag City-http://www.dragcity.com/artists/meg-baird

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Caveman performed on CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions!

Check out the band performing:
"Never Going Back""Life Or Just Living", and "On My Own" from their new album Otero War, out now!

For more information, visit:
cavemantheband.com

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