Girl Band announce North American shows

Photo by Jeffrey Courtney

Photo by Jeffrey Courtney

Girl Band have announced that they will be returning to North America this June with new tour dates including Toronto’s NXNE Festival, a string of U.S. dates supporting Viet Cong as well as their own headline shows including Rough Trade NYC. A let of tour dates is below.

Tour dates:
Jun 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voyeur *
Jun 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Jun 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Jun 16 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
Jun 17 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at the Outer Space *
Jun 18 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
Jun 19 – Toronto, ON @ Garrison ^
Jun 20 – Toronto, ON @ The Underground (The Drake Hotel) ^
Jun 22 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop %
Jun 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox %
Jun 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar %
Jun 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC %

* w/ Viet Cong
^ NXNE
% headlining

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My Brightest Diamond release new video

My Brightest DiamondMy Brightest Diamond’s have release the official music video for This is My Hand (Groundlift Remix). You can watch it below via YouTube. About the song/video, NPR Music comments, “The video…which borders on synesthesia in its degree of sensuality, uses evocative fast cuts as Worden and others writhe and reckon with their own flesh…Worden sings with unfiltered empathy and warmth, particularly to herself, pushing her own limitations and writing her intentions onto her skin.”

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The Rentals premiere video for ‘It’s Time To Come Home’

The RentalsThe Rentals have premiered the video for It’s Time To Come Home. Watch it below via YouTube. Directed by Daniel Kaufman, the video, part one in a two part series, takes place 50 years in the future, as a group of five elderly Rentals haphazardly go out in search for new, younger bodies to transfer their spirits. Or as bandleader, Matt Sharp told Noisey, “It’s a simple science fiction tale about the quest for eternal life. Imagine if ‘Cocoon’ starred Gary Numan and Grimes instead of Wilford Brimley and Steve Guttenberg.”

It’s Time To Come Home arrives ahead of The Rentals first, full North American tour in support of last year’s release of ‘Lost In Alphaville,’ kicking off May 5 in Santa Cruz, CA and wrapping June 6 in Santa Ana, CA. Since the original March announcement of the tour, The Rentals have added dates in Montreal, PQ (5/20), Houston, TX (5/28) and the tour finale in Santa Ana.

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Ride announce East Coast US tour dates 

Ride_6638 copy 2_zpspdjokjn1 Today, Ride have announced they will be returning to the US later this year for an East Coast tour following their currently scheduled international tour. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 8 at 10am EST.

East Coast tour dates:
Sep 17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (tickets)
Sep 19 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA (tickets)
Sep 21 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (tickets)
Sep 22 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (tickets)
Sep 25 – Cincinnati, OH – MidPoint Festival (tickets)
Sep 26 – Chicago, IL – Riviera (tickets)
Sep 27 – Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Festival (tickets)
Sep 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City (tickets)
Oct 01 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews (tickets)
Oct 02 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (tickets)
Oct 03 – Boston, MA – Paradise (tickets)

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Panda Bear announces 3 nights in NYC + shares remix

PANDA BEAR_zpsxece5gtyTickets are on sale now for a 3-night run of Panda Bear shows at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. The 3 consecutive shows on October 13, 14 & 15 during the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon. Ticket links are below for all three shows.

Tuesday, October 13 || Bowery Ballroom || New York, NY (w/ PC Worship) || Tickets
Wednesday, October 14 || Bowery Ballroom || New York, NY (w/ Image Man) || Tickets
Thursday, October 15 || Bowery Ballroom || New York, NY (w/ The Present) || Tickets

Panda Bear are playing other shows as well – see the tour dates below.

Panda Bear tour dates:
Friday, May 8 || Exit In || Nashville, TN (w/ Jessica Pratt)
Saturday, May 9 || Orange Peel || Ashville, NC (w/ Jessica Pratt)
Sunday, May 10 || Shaky Knees Festival || Atlanta, GA
May 21 – 25 || Lightning In A Bottle Festival || Bradley, CA
Thursday, May 28 || Primavera Sound Festival || Barcelona, Spain
Friday, July 17 || Pitchfork Music Festival || Chicago, IL

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Big Ups announce summer tour with Metz

big upsBig Ups have announced an upcoming summer tour with Metz starting July 27th as well as a handful of New York City shows that include dates with Pissed Jeans and Perfect Pussy. See below for the complete tour details.

Big Ups exploded onto the scene in late 2013 after releasing their single Goes Black. Big Ups’ approach to the punk genre incorporated facets of West Coast hardcore, politically-charged DC post-hardcore, classic UK punk, and at times, the sludge and noise of the ’90s era Touch And Go/Amphetamine Reptile scene; all of it filtered through singer Joe Galarraga’s frustrations and meditations on truth, faith, and science.

Their debut album ‘Eighteen Hours Of Static,’ the title being a reference to Carl Sagan’s Contact, released on Dead Labour (US) and Tough Love (UK), catapulted the band toward national awareness. In the fall of 2014, after months of touring, the band released their “Not Today/Rash” single on the up and coming taste maker label Exploding In Sound. When not on the road, Big Ups enjoy beer, long walks on the beach, and recording new material. Listen to Goes Black via YouTube below, which is lifted from ‘Eighteen Hours Of Static’.

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The Myrrors announce May tour dates

The MyrrorsThe Myrrors released their latest LP, ‘Arena Negra,’ in March via Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records, and now they’re gearing up for a busy spring with a handful of Southwest US live dates in May and a stop at Austin Psych Fest’s Levitation. They hit the road tomorrow (5/3) and play the festival the following week, on Sunday, May 10. See below for full show details.

The Myrrors tour posterUpcoming shows:
5/3: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
5/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
5/5: Flagstaff, AZ @ Firecreek Coffee
5/6: Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
5/7: Madrid, NM @ the Mineshaft Tavern
5/10: Austin, TX @ Carson Creek Ranch – Levitation (6:30pm at the Elevation Amphitheater)
5/11: Norman, OK @ Dope Chapel
5/12: Kansas City, KS @ Record Bar
5/13: Denver, CO @ Sidewinder Tavern
5/14: Colorado Springs, CO @ Flux Capacitor
5/15: Prescott, AZ @ 614 Division Street
5/16: Cowtown Keeylocko, AZ

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