Sounds: Braid – “First Day Back”

So yeah, Braid will be performing Frame and Canvas from first to last on a nine-date tour this August. I’m there.


Streaming: Pontiak – “Lions of Least”

Pontiak have a new album on the way, Echo Ono, which is due out 2/21 on Thrill Jockey. Listen to the rawk, and check out tour dates below (with White Hills).

Dec 7   Philadelphia, PA – O’Reiley’s Pub
Dec 8   Hudson, NY – Jeandeux
Dec 9   New Haven, CT – Rudy’s
Dec 10  Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield


MP3: Jokers of the Scene and Acid Girls – Bright Black Magick Mix

Jokers of the Scene have teamed up with Acid Girls for a tour and a mix. Download here. And tourdates on the flyer:

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MP3: Neon Indian – “Terminally Chill”

Neon Indian makes music that sounds like soft ’70s rock performed by Kraftwerk. It warbles and bleeps along, but never pummels you in the face – which is cool, unless you’re into face pummeling. Don’t be ashamed if you are.

Take a listen here.

Psychic Chasms comes out 10/13 on Lefse.

Tour dates:

09-09 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
09-11 Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom
09-13 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater (Monolith Festival)
10-02 Austin, TX – Emo’s (Austin City Limits afterparty)
10-16 Tallahassee, FL – Club Down Under
10-17 Jacksonville, FL – TSI
10-18 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
10-17 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
10-20 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbery
10-24 New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10-25 Hartford, CT – La Paloma Sabanera
10-27 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
10-28 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
10-29 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
10-30 Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin (Der Rathskeller)
10-31 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
11-07 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival
11-08 Lubbock, TX – Bash Riprock’s
11-11 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
11-12 Boise, ID – Neurolux
11-13 Guadalajara, Mexico – Lemon Beat
11-14 Mexico City, Mexico – Pasaje América
11-15 Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
11-16 Vancouver, British Columbia – Shine Nightclub
11-19 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
11-20 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
11-21 Tuscon, AZ – Club Congress

Face pummeling:


Tour Dates: Basement Jaxx

The anticipation for Basement Jaxx’s new album, Scars (due out this October), is building up like layers of sultry summer sweat. Yeah, it’s hot in New York right now. It will most certainly be much cooler when the Jaxx embark upon a short North American tour this fall. The dates:

10.30.09 – San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace (Live 105 event)
10.31.09 – Los Angeles, CA – HARD Haunted Mansion party
11.03.09 – Toronto, ON – Century Room
11.06.09 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
11.7.09 – New York, NY – Santos Party House

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Tour Dates: Sunset Rubdown

Riding the well-deserved accolades of their recent album, Dragonslayer, Sunset Rubdown will be touring much of Europe and some of the U.S. this fall. The dates:

9/02/09 Groningen, Netherlands – Vera
9/03/09 Malmo, Sweden – Debaser
9/04/09 Goteborg, Sweden – Parken
9/05/09 Stockholm, Sweden – Strand
9/06/09 Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen
9/07/09 Hamburg, Germany – Knust
9/08/09 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
9/10/09 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
9/11/09 Belfast, UK – Spring and Airbrake
9/12/09 Dublin, Ireland – Crawdaddy
9/13/09 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
9/14/09 Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
9/15/09 London, UK – Garage
9/16/09 Cardiff, UK – The Glode
9/18/09 Leffinge, Belgium – Leffingeleuren
9/19/09 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
9/20/09 Berlin, Germany – Magnet Club
9/21/09 Leipzig, Germany – Ut Connewitz
9/22/09 Munchen, Germany – 59:1
9/23/09 Vienna, Austria – B72
9/24/09 Zagreb, Croatia – KSET
9/25/09 Ljublijana, Slovenia – Menza Pri Koritu
9/26/09 Pisa, Italy – Caracol
9/27/09 Carpi, Italy – Mattatoio
9/30/09 Lille, France – L’Aeronef
10/01/09 Paris, France – Point FMR

10/16/09 New York, NY – Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom
10/17/09 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
10/18/09 Columbus, OH – The Summit
10/19/09 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
10/20/09 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
10/21/09 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway Nightclub
10/22/09 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10/24/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/26/09 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
10/27/09 West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour


Tour Dates: Wye Oak

Wye Oak have a wonderful new album coming out on Merge on July 21 called The Knot. I have a review for Blurt that should be published soon, but in the meantime, listen to this:

And some tour dates:

7/21 – Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
8/12 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
8/13 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
8/14 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
9/28 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre


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