Monthly Archives: September 2013

Holydrug Couple Share New Video & Tour Dates

Chilean psych-rockers Holydrug Couple are heading to Europe for their first tour and they’ve shared the video for ‘It’s Dawning’ taken from their latest release Noctuary, out now on Sacred Bones.

The Nicola Molina and Jose Ignacio Alonso-directed clip showcases the stunning scenery of Chile and features the band hanging out in fields, graveyards, riding around in a boat and having a good time in general.

9/30 UK, Sheffield @ The Washington
10/2 UK, Stockton @ The Green Room
10/3 UK, Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
10/4 UK, London @ Dalston Victoria
10/6 UK Bristol @ The Exchange
10/7 UK Manchaster @ Gullivers
10/9 UK, Glasgow @ Broadcast
10/10 UK, Nottingham @ Chameleon Arts Centre
10/11 UK, Portsmouth @ Southsea Social Club
10/12 NL, Tilburg @ 013
10/13 BE, Brugges @ Cactus Club
10/15 IT, Terni @ Cosmic Country House
10/16 IT, San Benedetto del Tronto @ tba
10/18 GR, Athens @ S.I.X. Dog
10/19 GR, Thessaloniki @ Eightball Club
10/20 SR, Belgrade @ MKC Kombinat
10/21 HU, Szeged @ Jazz Koczma
10/22 HU, Budapest @ Kuplung
10/23 SK, Kosice @ Tabacka
10/25 RU, St. Petersburg @ Project Quarter
10/26 RU, Petrozavodsk @ tba
10/27 RU, Moscow @ tba
10/28 LV, Vilnius @ tba
10/29 PL, Warsaw @ Kosmos
10/30 PL, Krakow @ Magazyn Kultury
10/31 CZ, Ústí nad Labem @ Mumie
11/1. CZ, Praha @ 007
11/2 CZ, Plzen @ Pohoda
11/3 CZ, Brno @ Boro
11/4 AU, VIenna @ Rhiz
11/5 CR, Zagreb @ Tvornica Kulture
11/6 CR, Rijeka @ Distune Event
11/7 IT, Pistoia @ Il Moderno
11/8 IT, Genoa @ Less Is More
11/9 IT, Roma @ Dal Verme
11/10 IT, Carpi @ Mattatoia
11/12 IT, Rovereto @ Locos
11/13 CH, Geneve @ L’Ecurie
11/14 CH, Neuchatel @ Queen Kong Club
11/16 SP, Barcelona @ Be Good
11/17 SP, Vic @ Jazz Cava
11/18 SP, Zaragoza @ La Lata de Bombillas
11/19 SP, San Sebastian @ Le Bukowski
11/20 FR, Paris @ EspaceB
11/22 BL, Kortrijk @ De Kreun (w. Crystal Stilts)
11/23 BL, Geel @ JH De Boggard
11/26 DE, Berlin @ Bassy
11/27 DK, Copenhagen @ Stengade
11/28 DE, Hamburg @ Molotow
11/29 DE, Koln @ King Georg
11/30 DE, Solingen @ Weldmeister
12/1 NL, Utrecht @ Le Guess Who Festival
12/5 NO, Bergen @ Kvartet
12/7 NO, Oslo @ Psych Fest

Roman Remains Announce New EP, Share Free MP3s

Image courtesy of Fontana North

Roman Remains, the side project of The Duke Spirit‘s Liela Moss and Toby Butler, have announced that they will release their debut EP Energy You via H.O.T. Records Ltd/Fontana North.

The duo is sharing a free stream of the track ‘This Stone Is Starting To Bleed’. (It’s also available for free download here.)

Roman Remains combines electro, dance and industrial into an alluring whole with Moss’ voice riding atop it all.  The four song EP was inspired by two years on the road traveling the world with The Duke Spirit from Los Angeles to the Himalayas.

“The whole process is all in a bit of a vacuum of fun-floating in beats, glitches and bass tones, which to me are fresh territories to roll around in,” Moss said in a statement. “The good and the bad, and the yes or no duality of previous writing has been chucked out of the window and we’re just writing in the moment and letting the kinetic energy bounce off the walls and spin us in different directions.”

Tricky Cancels US Tour Dates

Image courtesy of We Get Press

Due to further issues with his visa, Tricky has had to cancel further dates on his US tour.

The problems stem from juvenile offences in the UK for joyriding and forgery of the crown. The new hold-up comes from getting this information from the authorities in the UK.

“The most upsetting thing about this, whatever happens it seems like it’s me letting people down. Other people have always dealt with visas for me and it turns out that they have not advised me properly. Now I have been advised that this was going to be straightforward and easily done in time for this tour and now this has happened,” Tricky said in a statement.

It his hoped that visas will be issued in time for the dates below.

10/19 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10/23 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
10/25 Asheville, NC – Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
10/26 New York, NY – Webster Hall


The Crookes Release Album Teaser For Hold Fast

Sheffield, England quartet The Crookes released their album Hold Fast today via Modern Outsider and they’re offering up a taste with this video teaser shot by XI Media during their recent performances in NYC.

Stream Danny Brown’s Old For Free

Spotify is hosting a free stream of Danny Brown’s Old, out on October 8 on Fool’s Gold.

The album features collaborations with Schoolboy Q, Purity Ring, Charli XCX, Freddie Gibbs as well as production from A-Trak, Rustie, SKYWLKR, Paul White and more.

Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Iron Reagan’s ‘Cycle of Violence’

Richmond Virginia hardcore/thrash band Iron Reagan have unveiled the video for the track ‘Cycle of Violence’.

The Dave Brodsky-directed clip is their first. The band also announced their upcoming North American tour.

10/02: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/03: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/04: Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House*
10/05: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/06: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
10/07: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
10/08: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
10/09: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
10/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO*
10/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House*
10/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom*
10/15: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/16: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
10/17: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory*
10/18: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues*
10/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/20: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom*
10/22: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/24: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo’s (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*
10/28: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall*
10/29: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues*
10/30: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/31: Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall*
11/01: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
11/02: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/04: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution*
11/05: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
11/07: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/08: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/09: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*
11/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
11/13: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/15: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/16: Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/17: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
12/14  Denver,CO @The Gothic Theater (Denver Black Sky Festival)^
12/15 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory w/Windhand^
12/16 Dallas,TX  @ Club Dada w/ Windhand^
12/19  Tampa,FL @Epic Problem^
12/-20  Pembroke Pines,FL @The Talent Farm^
12/21 Gainesville,FL @The Atlantic^
* = w/ Gwar, Whitechapel, Band of Orcs
^ = w/ Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder

Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Tropic of Cancer’s ‘Plant Lilies At My Head’

The Pedro Maia-directed video for Tropic of Cancer‘s ‘Plant Lilies At My Head’ was created from the material and light manipulation of super 8 film as well as being based on shootings Maia made with ToC’s Camella Lobo inspired by the cover artwork of Tropic of Cancer’s latest release Restless Idylls, out now on Blackest Ever Black.

Tropic of Cancer is also currently on tour in Europe.

Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Let’s Buy Happiness’ ‘Run’

Ian West directed the video for UK alt-rockers Let’s Buy Happiness‘ ‘Run’, taken from their forthcoming debut album Chants For Friends, out on November 4.

Conceived by Sarah Hall from the band, it’s darker from anything they’ve produced in the past.

“It’s taken four years to form our music in the way we wanted it to,” Hall said in a statement. “Its inspirations vary from track to track as my thoughts & opinions have drifted over time, and together it works a collection of moments about a range of topics, from atoms to building a home.  Single ‘Run’ was about that person you may know, friend or family, who has an inability to face up to truths and their destructive behaviours. I’ve seen this happen in my life & other peoples relationships but it isn’t about a specific person.”

The band is also heading out on the road in the UK in October before heading to Mexico for dates there.

Fri 4th / NEWCASTLE – Cluny 2
Sun 6th / LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Mon 7th / LONDON – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Tues 8th / BATH – Moles
Wed 9th / BRIGHTON – The Blind Tiger Club
Fri 11th / BANBURY – Also Known As
Sat 12th / SHEFFIELD – The Bowery
Sun 13th / LEICESTER – The Cookie Jar
Tues 15th / MANCHESTER – Night & Day Café
Wed 16th / SUNDERLAND – Pop Recs (Instore)
Sat 19th / ABERDEEN – The Tunnels
Sun 20th / INVERNESS – Hootananny
Mon 21st / GLASGOW – Broadcast
Wed 23rd / EDINBURGH – Sneaky Petes
26th Oct – 9th Nov / Mexico Tour


Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Les Jupes’ ‘Hold Me Down’

Winnipeg’s Les Jupes have unveiled the video for ‘Hold Me Down’, complete with lyrics, from their forthcoming debut EP Negative Space, out on Head in the Sand October 1.

The band is playing dates in the UK before heading to the US for dates there.

09/30 – Glasgow, UK @ Pivo

10/01 – London, UK @ Club Surya

10/02 – London, UK @ The Windmill

10/03 – London, UK @ The Dublin Castle

10/04 – London, UK @ The Finsbury

10/08 – Seattle, WA @ Comet Tavern

10/09 – Portland, OR @ Ash Street

10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar

10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café

10/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

10/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Art Bar Riverwest

10/19 – Chicago, IL @ Red Line Tap

10/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Acadia Cafe

Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Teaser for Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel

Image by Constance Mensh

Chris Forsyth has announced that he will release his latest album Solar Motel via Paradise of Bachelors on October 29.

To preview the album, he’s released a video teaser.

The four piece suite is named for a long gone New Jersey lodge. Influenced by the likes of Television, The Grateful Dead, Sonic Youth, The Doors, Brian Eno and John Cale. Solar Motel was co-produced by Jeff Zeigler. Forsyth also unveiled his new touring band made up of bassist Kerlin, guitarist Paul Sukeena (Spacin’), drummer Steven Urgo (ex-The War on Drugs), tour dates TBA. An album-length video by artist Maria Dumlao, who also produced the cover art, is forthcoming.

Forsyth was heavily influenced by his studies with Television’s Richard Lloyd.

1 – Solar Motel Pt I
2 – Solar Motel Pt II
3 – Solar Motel Pt III
4 – Solar Motel Pt V