Gary Numan announces North American tour dates

Numan Splinter tour posterGary Numan has announced North American tour dates this fall. The 10-city run will kick off on October 23 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA and will bring the Splinter Tour to California, Oregon, Washington and Canada ahead of his performance at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival on November 8 - see a full list of upcoming dates see below. Sadly, no Toronto was announced, but fingers are crossed that it gets added soon.

Following Sold Out shows in the UK, a main stage appearance at Sonisphere Festival and a tour of Australia and New Zealand, Numan is touring in support of his latest album “Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)”, which was released on his own label, Machine Music, in October 2013 and marked the artist’s return to the Billboard 200 for the first time in over 31 years. The album was recorded in England and completed at Numan’s home studio in Los Angeles, California, following his permanent move to the US at the end of 2012. Featuring some sublime guitar work from Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck, Mojo called the album “Numan’s finest hour.”

The I Am Dust special edition digital EP was released earlier this summer and includes the album version of the track I Am Dust, the original demo, and remixed by thenewno2 and Roman Remains. The EP is currently available for purchase at iTunes and Amazon. Watch the video directed by Chris Corner of IAMX below via YouTube.

Fall 2014 North American tour dates:
Thurs 23 Oct @ Glasshouse, Pomona, CA (On Sale Now)
Fri 24 Oct @ Mcnears Mystic, Petaluma, CA (On Sale Now)
Sun 26 Oct @ Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR (On Sale Now)
Tues 28 Oct @ Neptune Ballroom, Seattle, WA (On Sale Now)
Weds 29 Oct @ Rickshaw, Vancouver, Canada (On Sale Now)
Thurs 30 Oct @ Flames, Calgary, Canada (On Sale Now)
Fri 31 Oct @ Union Hall, Edmonton, Canada (On Sale Now)
Sat 1 Nov @ O’Brians, Saskatoon, Canada (On Sale Now)
Mon 3 Nov @ Garrick, Winnipeg, Canada (On Sale Now)
Weds 5 Nov @ Blue Moose, Iowa City, IA (On Sale Now)
Sat 8 Nov @ Fun Fun Fun Festival, Austin, TX (

For more information on Gary Numan, visit

Aphex Twin announces listening party lottery

Aphex Twin listening flyerStarting next Friday, there will be one off events internationally where fans will be able to hear Aphex Twin’s first new record in 13 year in its entirety before the release on September 23. RSVP ticket lottery begins on Sunday, August 31 at 4am PST / 7 am EST / 12pm GMT / 1pm CET and closes Tuesday, September 2 at midnight in each time zone.

The event will happen in these cities (we are crossing our fingers that we get into the Toronto event):

London, UK
New York City, US
Los Angeles, US
Chicago, US
Toronto, CA
Paris, FR
Brussels, BE
Utrecht, NL

On Sunday August 31, this is where you out find more about rsvping for specific listenings here:

To get us all prepped for the new album, let’s watch the ultra weird video for Come To Daddy via YouTube below.

Warp Records reveal details about the new Aphex Twin LP

After the blimp spotting over London, and stencilled pavement in New York, Warp Records has officially revealed that a new Aphex Twin LP titled “Syro” will be available on September 23, 2014. It will be available on triple vinyl, CD and for download, and there is a special edition vinyl as well. Below is the artwork and track listing:


01. minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix] [aka the manchester track]
02. XMAS_EVET10 [120][thanaton3 mix]
03. produk 29 [101]
04. 4 bit 9d api+e+6 [126.26]
05. 180db_ [130]
06. CIRCLONT6A [141.98][syrobonkus mix]
07. fz pseudotimestretch+e+3 [138.85]
08. CIRCLONT14 [152.97][shrymoming mix]
09. syro u473t8+e [141.98][piezoluminescence mix]
10. PAPAT4 [155][pineal mix]
11. s950tx16wasr10 [163.97][earth portal mix]
12. aisatsana [102]


Joanna Gruesome announces split 7″ + shares new track

comic jgCardiff-based noisepop group Joanna Gruesome have announced a split 7″ with Perfect Pussy. The release comes packaged in a 24-page comic book, illustrated by cartoonist Phil McAndrew (brother of Perfect Pussy’s guitarist Ray McAndrew). The heroine in McAndrew’s comic is a “split” between Joanna Gruesome front woman Alanna McArdle and Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy, who battles misogynists, online trolls and haters everywhere. Both bands share a new track from the upcoming release. Listen to Joanna Gruesome’s Psykick Espionage lifted from the 7″ via Soundcloud below.


The 7″ is being co-released by Captured Tracks, Slumberland and Fortuna Pop. There will be a very limited number of copies available on their upcoming US tour. The 7″ will be available online and in stores this fall (release date TBA).

Joanna Gruesome’s debut album ‘Weird Sister’ is out now via Slumberland Records (US) and Fortuna Pop! (UK) on vinyl/CD and digital formats.


Side A: Joanna Gruesome
1. Psykick Espionage
2. …And Keep Reaching for Those Stars (I Hate Myself cover)

Side B: Perfect Pussy
1. Adult World (The Secret)
2. Leash Called Love (Sugarcubes cover)


Joanna Gruesome Tour Dates:
08/20 Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go Records ~
08/21 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
08/22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
08/24 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
08/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium*
08/27 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*
08/28 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church*<
08/29 New York, NY @ South Street Seaport^
08/30 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel*

~ = w/ Tony Molina
*=w/ Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, & Love of Everything
^=w/ Big Ups

Hungry Cloud Darkening announce new album + share new track

Hungry Cloud Darkening press Anacortes-based trio Hungry Cloud Darkening are set to release their sophomore album ‘Glossy Recall’ on October 7th via Off Tempo. The band has recently toured with and served as the backing band for Mount Eerie. The band has shared the first track lifted from the upcoming release. Take a listen to the atmospheric Clearly Seen below via Soundcloud.


Hungry Cloud Darkening is the collaborative all-analog recording project of Nicholas Wilbur, Allyson Foster, and Paul Benson. Each song is co-written in a slightly different way- all with priorities in variety and spectrum and fidelity. The three grew up in Mountain Home, Arkansas and Nixa, Missouri but have resided and operated in Anacortes, Washington for the past 6 years collectively. The project inhabits recording/event space the Anacortes Unknown, where Nich is the head engineer.

This is what the label said about the album: ‘Glossy Recall’ is a perfect showroom of unique and familiar spectrally disparate organic sounds. We are granted ample space to stand and observe the vintage-innovative use of fundamental flowers guitar and keyboard and voice and bear witness to extinct monolithic bass melodies as they once existed: clear and 3D and uncompromised by medium. The combination of the honed life-like nature of the engineering and the sparse playful behavior of the music will warrant and reward indefinite loud listens for both audiophiles and lyrics-learners alike. Allyson’s cosmic breathy words are projected into a boundless space of idle moments, decaying relationships, remembering, and misremembering, painting a picture of a rainy window view with an implied meditation on it’s blip nature among seasons lapsed and forthcoming. Though the record is foremost an irreverent attempt to create a new color, Glossy Recall seems to call forth feelings from listenership phases rich and deep in Roy Orbison, Yo La Tengo, Secret Square, and This Mortal Coil.

glossy recall


1. Clearly Seen
2. I Am Seen
3. Hold This Moment
4. You Look Around
5. Time To
6. Talk About Something
7. Fading Comfort
8. Blue Green
9. Hidden And No Trace
10. Inhibited Window


For more information on Hungry Cloud Darkening, visit

The History of Apple Pie share latest video

The History Of Apple Pie are set to release their second album ‘Feel Something’ on September 30 via Marshall Teller Records. Today, they share the lo-fi video for the track Tame, which is lifted from the album. Jerome from the band made the video, working with the aesthetic of the Tame single artwork and album artwork, bending and warping colours, getting an oil slick and static noise coming from what looks like an old TV screen. Watch the video below via YouTube.

‘Feel Something’ follows up last year’s critically acclaimed Out Of View, and features ten brand new tracks. The album was recorded over the last few months at Sublime Studios in London, and was produced and engineered by the band’s guitarist Jerome Watson with additional engineering by Joshua Third of The Horrors and Charles Reeves.

The band are set to announce UK and European tours to coincide with the album release, in the very near future.


1. Come Undone
2. Tame
3. Keep Wondering
4. Special Girl
5. Jamais Vu
6. Puzzles
7. Dont You Wanna Be
8. Ordinary Boy
9. Snowball
10. Just Like This

For more information on The History of Apple Pie, visit

CHVRCHES appear on Guitar Center Sessions

chvrches gc Tomorrow (Sunday, August 10th) at 8pm on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) Guitar Center Sessions will feature CHVRCHES. Guitar Center Sessions’ upcoming episode featuring CHVRCHES will showcase a full set from the group including singles The Mother We Share, Recover, and more. Watch a sneak peek via YouTube below.

CHVRCHES have had a fast rise to fame, having just formed in 2011, yet have already played international festivals and toured the late-night circuit, including Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Their debut full-length album, “The Bones of What You Believe,” was released in 2013.

More about Guitar Center Sessions: Guitar Center Sessions airs Sunday at 8pm in 2D hi-definition on DIRECTV’s The Audience Network (channel 239) and captures exclusive live performances and interviews from noteworthy and influential artists in stunning hi-definition and 5.1 surround sound. In addition to show-stopping performances, each episode features intimate interviews conducted by renowned journalist Nic Harcourt, offering rare insights into the celebrated careers of these icons and the inspirations behind their music. Episodes debut at 8 p.m. exclusively on DIRECTV’s Audience (channel 239). Guitar Center Sessions is but one example of the music retailer’s efforts to support artists by creating new avenues to expose their music to large audiences in an ever-changing music industry.

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