Protomartyr | 07/10/17

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photo credit: Daniel Topete


Anxiety about the precarious nature of reality is a recurring thread on Protomartyr's 4th full-length and Domino debut, Relatives In Descent (out September 29th). Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing. It's no coincidence this missive comes to us at a moment when disinformation and garbled newspeak have become a daily reality. “I used to think that truth was something that existed, that there were certain shared truths, like beauty,” says Protomartyr singer Joe Casey. “Now that’s being eroded. People have never been more skeptical, and there’s no shared reality. Maybe there never was.”

Relatives In Descent offers new layers and new insights, without sanding any of the edges born from their days as a Detroit bar band. Greg Ahee’s guitar still crackles and spits electricity. Casey's voice continues to shift naturally between dead-eyed croon and fevered bark. Drummer Alex Leonard and bassist Scott Davidson remain sharp and propulsive, a rhythm section that’s as agile as it is adventurous. But this is also Protomartyr at their most impressive. After months of rehearsal, the band decamped to Los Angeles for two weeks in March of 2017, to record with Sonny DiPerri (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors), who co-produced the record and helped capture the band’s long-simmering vision for something more complex, but no less visceral.

It all begins with A Private Understanding, pegged as the album's opening statement the second it was finished, and a wellspring from which the following eleven songs flow. At once beautiful and brutal, it mutates from drum-led oddity to unlikely anthem, with some of Casey’s most potent lyrical work at its centre: “Sorrow's the wind blowing through/Truth is hiding in the wire.”

The video, shared today, was inspired by a recent trip to Ireland by Casey, wherein he found himself in a pub one night and saw an older gentleman - bearing a slight resemblance to himself - singing a traditional Irish song to a handful of onlookers. In the video, a man (portrayed by 78-year-old Detroit stand-up comic Marty Smith, an acquaintance of Joe's from his days working the door at a comedy club) sings his torturous tale to a bar of people, many of whom show varying degrees of interest.

Relatives In Descent Tracklisting:

01. A Private Understanding
02. Here Is The Thing
03. My Children
04. Caitriona
05. The Chuckler
06. Windsor Hum
07. Don’t Go To Anacita
08. Up The Tower
09. Night-Blooming Cereus
10. Male Plague
11. Corpses In Regalia
12. Half Sister

Relatives In Descent Pre-order:

Relatives In Descent is available to pre-order now on limited edition purple/white starburst vinyl, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Domino Mart | Digital

Protomartyr 2017 Tour Dates:

09/06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *
09/07 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
09/07-09/10 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
09/09 - Asheville, NC @ Mothlight *
09/10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club *
09/14 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs ^
09/15 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
09/16 - Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundscape
09/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's ^
09/30 - Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good
10/08 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
10/12 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
10/13 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/14 - Eugene, OR @ Hi Fi Music Hall
10/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/19 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger &
10/20 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda, TX &
10/21 - Dallas, TX @ Dada &
10/22 - Houston, TX @ Secret Group &
10/24 - Atlanta, GA @ the Earl &
10/25 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre &
10/26 - Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel &
10/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle &
10/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg &
11/02 - Prague, CZ @ Futurum %
11/03 - Wroclaw, PL @ Klub Firlej %
11/04 - Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka %
11/06 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu %
11/07 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen %
11/09 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
11/10 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
11/11 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
11/12 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt #
11/14 - London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park #
11/15 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute #
11/16 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny #
11/17 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA #
11/18 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s #
11/19 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club #
11/21 - Brussels, BE @ Rotonde
11/22 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
11/23 - Nantes, FR @ Pole Etudiant
11/24 - Angouleme, FR @ La Nef
11/25 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie

* with Melkbelly 
^ with John Maus
& with Flasher
% with Metz
# with Sauna Youth



(Sandy) Alex G | 06/14/17

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Last month, (Sandy) Alex G released Rocket, his eighth and most varied album to date. Standout single “Sportstar,” a down-tempo piano song with dreamy auto-tuned vocals, has now received a remix courtesy of Porches. Listen:

(Sandy) Alex G is midway through an extensive US headline tour. Tonight he plays a sold out show at The Echoplex in Los Angeles; and after a full room for his album release show in Brooklyn last month, he has sold out two more upcoming NYC dates.

(Sandy) Alex G 2017 Tour Dates:

06/15 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex ^ (SOLD OUT)
06/16 San Diego, CA – The Irenic ^
06/17 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room ^
06/18 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel ^ (SOLD OUT)
06/20 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile ^
06/21 Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt ^
06/22 Portland, OR – Holocene ^ (SOLD OUT)
06/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court ^
06/25 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge ^
06/27 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry ^
06/28 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge ^
06/29 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness ^
06/30 Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s ^
07/01 Detroit, MI - El Club ^
07/02 Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground ^ (SOLD OUT)
07/04 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz ^
07/05 Boston, MA - The Sinclair ^
07/06 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ^ (SOLD OUT)
07/07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ^ (SOLD OUT)
07/08 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
09/09 San Bernardino, CA – High & Low Festival
09/28-30 Lincoln, NE – Lincoln Calling Festival
10/06-08 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/13-15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

^ w/ Japanese Breakfast, Cende



Trailer Trash Tracys | 06/14/17

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Five years after their debut album Ester, Trailer Trash Tracys are happy to announce Althaea, a new full-length record that marks their return to the spotlight. Along with the announcement, Trailer Trash Tracys have shared song 'Eden Machine', watch the video below. Althaea will be out August 11, 2017 via Domino imprint Double Six.

Over the course of their lush, strange album “Althaea”, London duo Trailer Trash Tracys condense a number of disparate styles into music that thrillingly broaches the void between figuration and abstraction. While undeniably beautiful and quite often infectious in parts, this is certainly not pop music by any traditional definition; rather, it appeals to the more intuitive of mind and wild at heart. More than simply becoming a philosophical exercise however, the result is their most ambitious and idiosyncratic body of work to date, one which operates at the very limits of what pop music can be.

Their debut, “Ester”, released in 2012, manifested the band’s approach to making music as a fine balance between chaos and order, laying out a dense and dreamlike ecosystem of Sufi poetry, Solfeggio scales and, floating above it all, Susanne Aztoria’s otherworldly yet emotionally charged vocals. Early singles such as “Strangling Good Guys” and “You Wish You Were Red” proved to be outliers – rather than simply making lo-fi dream pop, the band were instead aiming for something far more subconscious and esoteric. 

With “Althaea”, the band continue their investigations into the farther flung reaches of pop music, with stunning results. Spanning 10 deeply esoteric tracks, “Althaea” sees the band drift further afield from traditional song structures to create a new aural lexicon of their own, one as influenced by Filipino carnival music and Latin rhythms as it was by Japanese tropical music from the 80s. Even at their most outwardly pop – the pristine “Eden Machine” for instance, or the swooning “Kalesa”, there is a baroque splendour, and heightened sensuality. The interplay of light and dark, the foreign and the familiar, brings forth an album with manifold pleasures, one which rewards repeated listening and further exploration.

Watch the video for new single “Eden Machine” below aalongside the trailer for the short film of Althaea - as premiered last week at the Whirled Cinema in Brixton.

Althaea Tracklisting:

01 Smoked Silver          
02 Eden Machine          
03 Gong Gardens          
04 Siebenkäs                
05 Money For Moondogs  
06 Betty's Cavatina        
07 Casadora  
08 Singdrome                
09 Kalesa                      
10 100 Aspects Of The Moon  

Althaea Pre-order:

Althaea is available to pre-order now on limited heavyweight green vinyl, CD, and digital download.

Domino Mart pre-order: 
Digital pre-order: 

Trailer Trash Tracys 2017 Tour Dates:

09/11 Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
09/19 Glasgow, UK - Hug & Pint
09/20 Newcastle, UK - Think Tank
09/21 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Games Room
09/22 Birmingham, UK - Actress & Bishop
09/23 Brighton, UK - The Hope
09/24 Bristol, UK - Louisiana
09/26 Paris, France - Point Ephemere
10/01 Rotterdam, Netherlands - V11
10/02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - U/S Melkweg
10/03 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Bar
10/04 Cologne, Germany - Blue Shell
10/05 Hamburg, Germany - Nochwache
10/06 Copenhagen, Denmark - Ideal Bar
10/07 Berlin, Germany - Auster Club
10/09 Munich, Germany - Milla
10/10 Vienna, Austria - Chelsea
10/18 London, UK - Camden Assembly
10/27 Rome, Italy - Monk
10/28 Bologna, Italy - Covo 



Avey Tare | 06/06/17

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Domino is proud to release Eucalyptus, the forthcoming new studio album written and produced by Animal Collective’s Avey Tare, out July 21. Recommended listening for dawn or dusk. An electroacoustic movement through leaves, rocks and dust. Written on sunlit bedroom afternoon in Los Angeles, practiced in the dark early hours of the California twilight, and slept on under Big Sur skies.

Recorded by Animal Collective’s Deakin (Josh Dibb), featuring chamber orchestration arranged by Eyvind Kang, musicians Angel Deradoorian and Jessika Kenney.

Please visit to solve an interactive puzzle to reveal art, audio and more information regarding the album. 

Eucalyptus is available to pre-order now from the Animal Collective store on CD and Deluxe Double LP. The latter format, as pictured below, consisting of a limited edition LP pressing of the album available on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, a 16 pg 11”x11” lyric booklet featuring marbled artwork by Paige Cleveland of Rule of Three Studio

Eucalyptus tracklisting
1. Season High 
2. Melody Unfair 
3. Ms. Secret 
4. Lunch Out of Order Pt. 1 
5. Lunch Out of Order Pt. 2 
6. Jackson 5 
7. DR aw one for J 
8. PJ 
9. In Pieces 
10. Selection of A Place 
11. Boat Race 
12. Roamer 
13. Coral Lords 
14. Sports In July 
15. When You Left Me

Avey Tare Eucalyptus DLX Vinyl



The Kills | 05/24/17

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The Kills – Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince – will release the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP digitally on June 2nd, with a limited edition 10” vinyl release available for pre-order today.

Both the physical and digital versions of the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP will feature audio from a stripped down session the band captured recently at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Alongside “Echo Home”, the EP features Ash & Ice track “That Love”, a cover of Rihanna’s “Desperado” (which the band originally played as part of a Sirius XMU session), and the song “Wait”, off the band’s first ever release, Black Rooster EP, which celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary on May 28th.

The Black Rooster EP was originally released on Dim Mak in 2002 and was the start of what’s been an incredible career for Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills.

With five full-length albums (the most recent being 2016’s Ash & Ice), four EPs, a documentary, and countless live shows under their belt, the passion and fire they continue to bring to every recording and performance is extraordinary.

In their 15th year as a band, The Kills have been looking back and celebrating with a string of anniversary shows and retrospective features, and now this re-recording of “Wait”, one of the first Kills songs ever released. Steve Aoki, owner of Dim Mak and another artist who has proven a career with similar staying power, recently had some words to share on the release of Black Rooster:

"Many moons ago, back in 2002, I had to make a decision whether to pursue a Ph.D. Program or continue with my label Dim Mak & after hearing a demo from The Kills and becoming the first American label to release their EP Black Rooster, I knew what path I was going to choose. They took me under their wing and I hit the road with them as their tour manager, merch guy, driver (we all took turns) and label. I’ll never forget that and love Jamie and Alison forever. Thank you for believing in lil me when not many people gave two shits about Dim Mak and what we were doing. Ride or Die.” – STEVE AOKI

Pre-order the Echo Home 10” HERE.

The Kills 2017 Tour Dates:

05/27 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
05/28 Margate, UK - Margate Wonderland
05/30 London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire
06/02 Saint-Brieuc, France - Art Rock Festival
06/03 Saint-Laurent-De-Cuves, France - Papillons De Nuit Festival
06/06 Prague, Czech Republic - Roxy
06/07 Liepzig, Germany - Taubchenthal
06/09 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
06/10 Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
06/13 Munich, Germany - Olympic Stadium *
06/16 London, UK - London Stadium *
06/17 London, UK - London Stadium *
06/24 Athens, Greece - Ejekt Festival
06/19 Helsinki, Finland - Rock The Beach #
06/21 Riga, Latvia - Lucavsala Island #
06/29 Gydnia, Poland - Open’er
07/02 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07/07 Lisbon, Portugal - Nos Alive
07/10 Montreaux, Switzerland - Montreaux Jazz Festival
07/12 Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07/16 Berlin, Germany - Melt Festival
08/12 Bucharest, Romania - Summer Well Festival
08/15 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
08/17 Gampel, Switzerland - Open Air Gampel
08/19 Zagreb, Croatia - Tvornica Kulture
08/25 Charleville Mezières, France - Cabaret Vert
08/26 Paris, France - Rock En Seine
09/19 Porto Alegre, Brazil - Anfiteatro Parque (Outdoor) %
09/21 Rio, Brazil - Rock In Rio
09/23 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Allianz Parque %

* = with Guns ‘N’ Roses
# = with Foo Fighters
% = with Bon Jovi 



Real Estate | 05/22/17

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Real Estate have shared an immersive new music video for “Stained Glass” – the second video to be released from their latest album In Mind out now. Directed by Craig Allen, the interactive experience allows fans to color and share their own animated kaleidoscope-like video, creating something unique and experimental. Watch the band’s own color creation below and create your own here:

In addition to the video release, Real Estate has announced a headlining tour this fall. The band’s expansive tour this spring resulted in their biggest shows to date, including sold out stops at D.C.’s 9:30 Club, The Vic Theatre in Chicago, a 2-night stand at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel + more. The fall tour will feature performances at iconic venues such as The Theatre at The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles and First Avenue in Minneapolis. Presale begins on Monday, May 22 with code “STAINEDGLASS”, with tickets officially on sale May 25. See full tour dates below.

Allen says of the video: “We were collectively excited by making a video that the band could create with their fans rather than for them. I've always been excited to find new ways of making content and this video is a fun—dare I say therapeutic—thing to play with, where you actually get to feel like you accomplish something at the end. That's what is exciting to all of us and we're extremely proud of what we've been able to create with the help of the fabulous MediaMonks team.”

A limited edition 7” for “Stained Glass” backed with an exclusive track, the instrumental "Two Part, Part Two”, is also available to purchase now from Real Estate’s store. Much like its video counterpart, each 7” is a one of kind mix of colors.

The band recently performed another In Mind's first single “Darling” on Conan, which has earned widespread praise from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, the NY Times, SPIN, Vice, Salon + more. Watch the performance and revisit the orignial music video, directed by Weird Days, below.

Real Estate 2017 Tour Dates:

Jun 13 – Roundhouse – London, UK #
Jun 14 – Le Café De La Danse – Paris, France #
Jun 15 – Orangerie – Brussels, Belgium #
Jun 16 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
Jun 18 – Lido – Berlin, Germany #
Jun 19 – Molotow – Hamburg, Germany #
Jun 20 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen West, Denmark #
Jun 21 – Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden #
Jun 23 – Piknik I Parken – Oslo, Norway #
Jun 27 – Cambridge Junction – Cambridge, UK #
Jun 28 – O2 Ritz – Manchester, UK #
Jun 30 –Vida Festival – Barcelona, Spain
Jul 14 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
Jul 15-16 – Cobblestone Live – Buffalo, NY
Jul 21 – Splendour in the Grass - Byron Bay NSW, Australia
Jul 22 – The Croxton Bandroom – Thornbury, Australia
Jul 25 – The Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Adelaide, Australia
Jul 27 – The Metro Theatre – Sydney, Australia
Jul 30 – Fuji Rock Festival – Yuzawa, Japan
Aug 11-13 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
Aug 12-13 – Traveler’s Rest Festival – Missoula MT
Aug 25-26 – Huichica East Festival – Pine Plains, NY
Aug 31-Sept 3 – End of the Road Festival – North Dorset District, UK
Sept 1-3 – Electric Picnic Festival – Kilmacthomas, Ireland
Sept 1-2 – Electric Fields Festival – Dumfries, UK
Oct 19 – SoHO Music Club – Santa Barbara, CA*
Oct 20 – Theatre at Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA*
Oct 22 – Lost Lake Festival – Phoenix, AZ
Oct 23 – Observatory – Santa Ana, CA*
Oct 24 – Music Box – San Diego, CA*
Oct 26 – Loma Vista Gardens – Big Sur, CA*
Oct 28 – Jub Jub’s – Reno, NV*
Oct 30 – Fox Theater – Boulder, CO*
Nov 1 – The Slowdown – Omaha, NE*
Nov 2 – Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL*
Nov 3 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN*
Nov 4 – Englert Theater – Iowa City, IA*
Nov 5 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI*

# w/ Spinning Coin
* w/ Lucy Dacus 



Peter Perrett | 05/22/17

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Peter Perrett - former frontman of The Only Ones - releases his debut solo album How The West Was Won on June 30th.

Perrett, whose incisive songcraft and sardonic drawl made him one of the most distinctive voices of the Seventies hasn’t released any music for 20 years. Bearing in mind his most famous song began “I always flirt with death” (‘Another Girl, Another Planet’), this is one comeback that nobody saw coming.

In the hands of certain songwriters, a story of resurrection and redemption might ring a little hollow, but when the songwriter is Peter Perrett, the usual rules have never applied.

Perrett makes each song on How The West Was Won sound natural and effortless, as though he were continuing a briefly interrupted conversation rather than picking up the threads of a solo career that faltered two decades ago. He claims to have barely touched a guitar in the decade between The One’s 1996 album Woke Up Sticky and the 2007 reunion of The Only Ones; with Perrett, a hiatus could so easily turn into a hibernation. Yet Perrett’s familiar voice sounds like it simply stepped out of the room for a few minutes and popped back in again.

Backed by his sons - Jamie and Peter Jr. on lead guitar and bass respectively - and produced by Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones), Peter’s intuitive feel for words; his flair for idiosyncratic metaphors and his deadpan wit are all still as sharp as ever.

As demonstrated perfectly by the title track and album opener which Perrett shares today. It finds him railing against American imperialism and celebrity culture. The video is directed by Focus Creeps (Arctic Monkeys/King Krule) and features Peter’s band with whom he recorded the album

The songs on How The West Was Won examine complex emotional terrain and extreme human behaviour, shot through as always with wry self-analysis. In a sense the album is a Perrett family affair: there are love songs (‘An Epic Story’, ‘C Voyeurger’) from Peter to his wife of 47 years Zena. On ‘Something In My Brain’, Perrett discusses good choices, bad choices and ultimately the only choices that will guarantee survival. There are also songs where Perrett opens his curtains and stares out into a much-changed world (‘Man Of Extremes’, ‘Sweet Endeavour’).

How The West Was Won finds Perrett with energy in his blood, rediscovering the importance of rock’n’roll. Having turned 65 over the weekend, he has a fire burning inside him again, and a determination not to blow what could be his last chance.  


  1. How The West Was Won
  2. An Epic Story
  3. Hard To Say No
  4. Troika
  5. Living In My Head
  6. Man Of Extremes
  7. Sweet Endeavour
  8. C Voyeurger
  9. Something In My Brain
  10. Take Me Home 

How The West Was Won is available to pre-order on deluxe LP (coloured vinyl, gatefold sleeve, booklet and black polylined sleeve), standard vinyl (gatefold sleeve, booklet and black polylined sleeve), CD (gatefold wallet sleeve, booklet) and digital.

Pre order: Dom Mart / Download

Peter Perrett Online:

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Middle Kids | 05/17/17

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Australia’s Middle Kids return to North America this fall, for an extensive headline tour peppered with appearances at Austin City Limits, Life Is Beautiful, and Bumbershoot festivals. All dates below, with tickets to new shows on sale this Friday, May 19. The September tour follows on from a smattering of August dates, including Lollapalooza, Mo Pop, and a one-off show opening for Sylvan Esso at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park. 

US audiences were last treated to Middle Kids in March of this year, when the band tore through the country, winning hearts at each and every show. That tour, which took in SXSW and a sold-out Baby’s All Right, also saw the band make their late night TV debut on ‘Conan’; perform sessions with KCRWand KEXP; and record a 4-song session for Sirius XMU. The full Sirius XMU session premieres tonight, Wednesday May 17th, on SiriusXM, and in advance of the airing, we are pleased to share a cover of Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Fill In The Blank,' as performed by Middle Kids’ Hannah Joy, exclusively for Sirius XMU. 

Middle Kids 2017 Tour Dates:

07/26 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell *
07/30 Detroit, MI - Mo Pop Festival
08/03 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08/06 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music Festival
08/31 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
09/02 Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot 
09/07 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
09/09 St. Louis, MO - LouFest 
09/10 Columbus, OH - The Basement 
09/12 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern 
09/13 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
09/15 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall 
09/19 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s 
09/20 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel 
09/22 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Purgatory)
09/24 Las Vegas, NV - Life Is Beautiful 
09/28 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom 
09/29 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 
09/30 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium 
10/02 San Diego, CA - The Casbah 
10/03 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
10/05 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace 
10/06-08 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/13-15 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

* with Sylvan Esso



Dirty Projectors | 05/11/17

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon hosted the debut live performance of Dirty Projectors’ ‘Cool Your Heart’ last night on NBC. The performance - featuring D∆WN, Tyondai Braxton, and special guests The Roots - was the first glimpse of the new shape and form of Dirty Projectors live.

Watch the official ‘Cool Your Heart’ video, directed by That Go, HERE.

Stream ‘Cool Your Heart’ HERE.

Dirty Projectors will be appearing at two festivals this summer – Northside Festival in June, and Pitchfork Music Festival in July. Dates, venues, and ticket links below.

Dirty Projectors 2017 Tour Dates:

06/08 Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival (with Kamasi Washington, Jay Som)
07/14 Chicago, IL - Union Park (with LCD Soundsystem, Danny Brown)



(Sandy) Alex G | 05/04/17

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(Sandy) Alex G shares two new songs, from the forthcoming Rocket (out May 19 on Domino). “Sportstar”, a brightly shimmering treatise on obsession, with pitched-up vocals and a melancholic piano line, sits as far away sonically from “Brick” - a 2 minute screamer of a hardcore song - as might be possible. These two songs – the sonic bookends of Rocket – showcase the wide palette that (Sandy) Alex G is working with on Rocket, his eighth album.

Both NYC shows – at The Park Church Co-Op and Music Hall of Williamsburg – are now sold out. Gladly, (Sandy) Alex G has announced a third NYC show, at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to that show, and also Austin City Limits, at which (Sandy) Alex G will be appearing this October, are on sale now.

(Sandy) Alex G 2017 Tour Dates

05/13 Saginaw, MI – Patchwork Art & Music Festival
05/18 Brooklyn, NY - The Park Church Co-Op (SOLD OUT) +
06/02 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^
06/03 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter ^
06/04 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Backroom ^
06/06 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade: Purgatory ^
06/07 Orlando, FL - The Social ^
06/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall ^
06/10 Austin, TX - The Parish ^
06/11 Dallas, TX - Club Dada ^
06/13 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge ^
06/15 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex ^
06/16 La Jolla, CA - Che Cafe ^
06/17 Orange County, CA - Constellation Room ^
06/18 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel ^
06/20 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile ^
06/21 Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt ^
06/22 Portland, OR - Holocene ^
06/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court ^
06/25 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge ^
06/27 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry ^
06/28 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge ^
06/29 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness ^
06/30 Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s ^
07/01 Detroit, MI - El Club ^
07/02 Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground ^
07/04 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz ^
07/05 Boston, MA - The Sinclair ^
07/06 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (Sold Out) ^
07/07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
07/08 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
10/06-08 & 10/13-15 Austin,TX - Austin City Limits

^ w/ Japanese Breakfast, Cende



Joe Goddard | 04/26/17

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Joe Goddard today announces brand new track 'Electric Lines' featuring Alexis Taylor, ahead of the release of solo album Electric Lines this Friday, April 21st. The track premieres today through a completely unique immersive site that has been created by Domino Recording Co and Joe. 
Designed to share his stories directly with fans prior to Electric Lines’ release, the site is an extension of Goddard’s playlist of the same name - which he’ll continue to curate throughout 2017. Charting his musical influences, passions and the friendships that inspired the creative process when making the forthcoming album, the interactive site uses Spotify’s API technology to power a radio show style experience with original audio commentary from Goddard. 
London-based Toby Mortimer (George Fitzgerald’s ‘Crystalise, Loyle Carner’s ‘Stars & Shards’, King Creosote’s ‘You Just Want’) created a set of bespoke illustrations for the site, with audio responsive loops animated by design collective People.       

Visit the site and hear the new single here     

Joe Goddard will be bringing 'Electric Lines' to North America next month. See below for the full itinerary:

Joe Goddard 2017 Tour Dates:

05/10 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
05/11 - San Francisco, CA - Public Works
05/12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Standard
05/14 - Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
05/15 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
05/17 - Denver, CO - Bar Standard
05/18 - Dallas, TX - Trees
05/19 - Brooklyn, NY - House of Yes
05/26 - Chicago, IL - Smart Bar
05/27 - Miami, FL - Electric Pickle



Animal Collective | 04/13/17

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Animal Collective announce Meeting Of The Waters, a new release available as a limited edition 12” on April 22 (Record Store Day 2017).  Recorded live in the Amazon rainforest outside Manaus, Brazil in early 2016, it features performances by Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and Geologist. Excerpts of the music will be featured in an episode of the forthcoming VICELAND series “Earth Works” set to air on June 2, watch the trailer for it below.

The EP is made up of original tracks and field recordings and runs over 30 minutes in length. A portion of proceeds from this release will go to benefit Idesam (Instituto de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Amazonas), a non-profit NGO that works towards the conservation and sustainable development of the Amazon region. Tune into Play It As It Lathes with Zach Cowie on NTS radio April 21st to listen to track “Man Of Oil.” 

Meeting Of The Waters follows on from the recent release of The Painters EP, a new companion 4-track release to the band’s 2016 album Painting With. The EP is out now on CD and digitally, and available as a 12” on May 5, 2017. 

The band have also announced a new series of headlining and festival dates, including appearances at Moog Fest, 1D10T Festival, and two shows with Fleet Foxes. See all dates below.


Animal Collective tour dates:
05-17 Charleston, SC - Music Farm *
05-18 Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine *
05-19 Raleigh, NC - Moog Fest
05-20 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre *
05-22 Washington DC - 9:30 Club *
05-23 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
05-24 Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre *
05-26 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall *
05-27 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre *
05-28 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
06-24 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory +
06-25 Mountain View, CA - ID10T Festival
06-27 Jackson, WY - Pink Garter Theatre +
06-28 Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theatre +
06-29 Seattle, WA – Neptune +
06-30 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
07-29 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
07-30 Covington, KY - The Madison Theater
07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts ^ 

* with Circuit des Yeux
^ with Fleet Foxes
+ with Eyvind Kang



Middle Kids | 04/07/17

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Middle Kids have just wrapped their first extensive North American tour – a resounding success which saw a late night TV debut on ‘Conan’; sessions with KCRW and KEXP; a packed SXSW schedule including shows for FLOOD, KUTX, KCRW, and Waterloo Records; and a sold out show at Baby’s All Right to close the 2-month run.

As they head back to Australia to join the Ryan Adams tour Down Under, Middle Kids have shared a video for the song "Old River," from the self-titled EP out now on Domino. The video consists of footage the band shot whilst on this tour, giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse into life on the road for a rapidly-rising act in a foreign country.

Middle Kids will be back on US soil this summer. The band will open for Sylvan Esso at Prospect Park Bandshell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn, signaling the start of a brief North American run including stops at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Osheaga in Montreal, with many more shows to be announced. Current itinerary below:

Middle Kids 2017 Tour Dates:

07/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell *
07/30 - Detroit, MI - Mo Pop Festival
08/03 - Chicago, IL - Lollapolooza
08/04-06 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music Festival

* with Sylvan Esso

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(Sandy) Alex G | 04/07/17

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(Sandy) Alex G has shared a third song from the forthcoming Rocket – the bouncing country-rock song 'Proud'. 'Proud' follows on from 'Bobby' and 'Witch', both released upon announcement of the new record, out May 19 on Domino.

A full North American tour has also been announced!

(Sandy) Alex G 2017 Tour Dates:

05/18 Brooklyn, NY - The Park Church Co-Op (SOLD OUT)
06/02 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
06/03 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
06/04 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Backroom
06/06 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade: Purgatory
06/07 Orlando, FL - The Social
06/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
06/10 Austin, TX - The Parish
06/11 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
06/13 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
06/15 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
06/16 La Jolla, CA - Che Cafe
06/17 Orange County, CA - Constellation Room
06/18 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
06/20 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
06/21 Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
06/22 Portland, OR - Holocene
06/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
06/25 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
06/27 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
06/28 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
06/29 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
06/30 Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s
07/01 Detroit, MI - El Club
07/02 Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
07/04 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
07/05 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
07/06 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/08 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

Rocket Tracklisting

  1. Poison Root
  2. County
  3. Bobby
  4. Witch
  5. Horse
  6. Brick
  7. Sportstar
  8. Judge
  9. Rocket
  10. Powerful Man
  11. Alina
  12. Big Fish
  13. Guilty

Rocket is available to pre-order now on ltd. red translucent vinyl, ltd. red translucent cassette, CD, and digital download.



Blood Orange | 03/24/17

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Today, Blood Orange releases a long-form video, his first new work of 2017, featuring music from Freetown Sound. The video is available exclusively on global music and entertainment platform TIDAL, with whom Hynes worked on an incredible live-streamed performance in 2016. 

Watch “With Him / Best to You / Better Numb” HERE.

Blood Orange - the producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and performer Dev Hynes – released Freetown Sound last year, a landmark album from one of today’s most respected creative voices.

Freetown Sound was received as one of the most important and exciting records of 2016, earning year-end accolades from the New York Times, The Fader, Pitchfork, NPR, Esquire, Complex, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Entertainment Weekly, and many more.  The album has been streamed nearly 25 million times across streaming services.

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