The Postal Service have shared a video for one of the new recordings that appeared on the 10th anniversary reissue of their 2003 indie-pop classic Give Up. The clip for "A Tattered Line of String" follows a very Ben Gibbardy-looking guy through a nightmarish adventure in a laundromat-- watch below.
Also keep an eye out for the Postal Service's late-night television debut tomorrow night when they stop by "The Colbert Report".
Photos by Jason Bergman. Above: Slasher Flicks
Last night, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, also featuring ex-Dirty Projectors member Angel Deradoorian and ex-Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman, performed at Glasslands, with Co La opening. Photographer Jason Bergman was there. Check out a selection of shots after the jump, then head over to our slideshow and Facebook page for even more photos.
Photo by Richard Dumas
British post-punk act Savages have added a string of dates to their fall North American tour in support of this year's excellent Silence Yourself. The tour includes several just-announced dates with Matador labelmates, Queens of the Stone Age.
Read Laura Snapes' Cover Story on Savages here and watch the band's recent KEXP session after the dates.
06-18 Berlin, Germany - Zitadelle *
06-19 Prague, Czech Republic - Tipsport *
06-20 London, England - Yoko Ono’s Meltdown #
06-22 Hilvarenbeek, Holland - Best Kept Secret Festival
06-28-29 Somerset, England - Glastonbury Festival
07-04 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07-05 Helsinki, Finland - Kuudes Asti Festival
07-06 Moscow, Russia - Gorky Park
07-11 New York, NY - Webster Hall
07-12 Boston, MA - Middle East
07-13 Washington D.C. - Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel
07-14 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
07-15 Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe
07-16Toronto, Ontario - Mod Club
07-20 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-21 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
07-23-24 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
08-16 Trondheim, Norway - Pstereo Festival
08-18 Skipton, England - Beacons Festival
08-23 Paris, France - Rock en Seine
08-30 North Dorset, England - End Of The Road Festival
08-31 Laois, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09-07 Berlin, Germany - Berlin Festival
09-08 Isle of Wight, England - Bestival
09-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-11 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Small’s
09-12 New York, NY - Terminal 5
09-14 Detroit, MI - Laneway Festival
09-15 Columbus, OH - The Basement
09-17 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09-18 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
09-20 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
09-23 Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
09-24 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret
09-25 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
09-27 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10-01 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10-04 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10-05 Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theater ^
10-07 Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium ^
10-08 Fayetteville, AR - Arkansas Music Pavilion ^
10-09 Tulsa, OK - The Brady Theater ^
10-11 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10-12 New York, NY - Terminal 5 ^
10-13 Mexico City, Mexico - Corona Capital Festival
* with Portishead
# with Iggy Pop
^ with Queens of the Stone Age
While production credits for Kanye West's Yeezus are technically not officially confirmed yet, there's already a mixtape of the album's source materials. Babylon Cartel's Gianni Lee and Mike Blud-- who've made similar projects out of samples from Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city and a whole bunch more-- have shared Yeezus: The Samples, a collection that culls songs by Marilyn Manson, TNGHT, Nina Simone, and more. Go forth and connect the dots.
The mixtape is available for full download here, and for streaming above.
Yeezus: The Samples:
01 Intro (Prod By Gianni Lee)
02 Holy Name of Mary Choral Family: "He'll Give Us What We Really Need ("On Sight")
03 Marilyn Manson: "The Beautiful People" ("Black Skinhead")
04 Capleton: "Forward Inna Dem Clothes" ("I Am A God")
05 Omega, Omega: "Gyöngyhajú lány" ("New Slaves")
06 Rahul Dev Burman, Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey: "Are Zindagi Hai Khel" ("I Am A God")
07 Kenny Lattimore: "Lately" ("I'm In It")
08 Nina Simone: "Strange Fruit" ("Blood On The Leaves")
09 TNGHT: "R U Ready" ("Blood On The Leaves")
10 Snoop Dogg: "Down 4 My N's: "("Blood On The Leaves")
11 Lords Of The Underground: "Chief Rocka" ("Guilt Trip")
12 Pusha T ft Popcann Travis Scott: "Blocka" ("Guilt Trip")
13 Beenie Man: "Memories" ("Send It Up")
14 Wee: "Aeroplane (Reprise)" ("Bound 2")
16 Ponderosa Twins Plus One: "Bound" ("Bound 2")
17 Brenda Lee: "Sweet Nothin" ("Bound 2")
London Jazz Festival is sneaking out names for its 2013 instalment. One of the first to note: Carla Bley making a rare UK performance with Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard. The trio play at Wigmore Hall in London on 24 November.
It takes place 15–24 November. More details here.
Los Angeles indie rockers Local Natives have shared a video to accompany "You & I" off their recent Hummingbird LP. Directed by Local Natives, Daniel Portrait, and Kamp Grizzly, the emotional rollercoaster of a clip is centered on the last living dog on earth, who is hospitalized and in critical condition. It chronicles one man's experience dealing with this reality.
Also below, watch the band perform the track live for Pitchfork.tv.
Tomorrow, Pitchfork.tv will webcast a performance from Mikal Cronin, live from the PTV office in Brooklyn. He'll perform tracks from this year's MCII, as well as older material. Tune in at 3pm Eastern. This is part of Pitchfork.tv's Outside In series, which previously featured Kurt Vile.
Check out a teaser for the webcast below, and read our recent interview with Mikal Cronin here.
As reported, on July 23, Oklahoma City's own Flaming Lips will perform at a Rock for Oklahoma beneft, to raise money for victims of this spring's devastating Moore tornado. The concert takes place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena with Built to Spill, Jackson Browne, and Kings of Leon also on the bill. All proceeds will go to local charities and central Oklahoma community organizations to help with long-term issues from the tornado.
Now the band has also expanded its summer tour schedule, including two dates with Spiritualized. Their new record, The Terror, came out in April.
Watch a Pitchfork Class documentary on Flaming Lips' The Soft Bulletin, after the dates.
The Flaming Lips:
07-11 Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Pavilion *
07-12 Greenville, SC - Charter Amphitheatre *
07-13 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07-15 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre ^
07-16 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE Outdoors ^
07-17 Lewiston, NY - Artpark
07-25 Salt Lake City, UT - Twilight Concert Series, Pioneer Park
07-27 Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield
07-28 Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
07-31 Costa Mesa, CA - The Pacific Amphitheatre
08-01 Las Vegas, NV - Bud Light Music First, House of Blues
08-17 Omaha, NE - Maha Maha Festival
09-06 Isle Of Wight, England - Bestival
09-07 Stekene, Belgium - Crammerock Festival
10-21 Tokyo, Japan - Blitz
10-22 Tokyo, Japan - Blitz
10-23 Osaka, Japan - Hatch
10-24 Nagoya, Japan - Club Diamond Hall
* with the Black Keys
^ with Spiritualized
Watch/Listen: Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner Reunites Old Band Challenge of the Future for Benefit Single
Challenge of the Future: "You Can't Call Off the Dog" on SoundCloud.
Prior to playing guitar in Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Zinner was a photography student at New York's Bard College, where his other band, Challenge of the Future, began. Last year, Zinner and his Challenge bandmates reunited for a benefit show to raise money for the daughter of Sebastian Quezada, their former Bard classmate who unexpectedly passed away in late 2011.
Now the group is continuing its efforts with a benefit single, "You Can't Call Off the Dog", available to purchase at Bandcamp and stream above. The track is from a live performance recorded at the New York studio Wreckroom, run by actor/director Adrian Grenier, also a Bard alum. Watch a video from that session below.
Along with Zinner, Challenge of the Future includes Aaron Diskin, Mike Guy, Seth Prouty, and Simon Marcus, having formed in the early 1990s before relocating to Williamsburg.
Fuck Buttons' new album Slow Focus is out July 23 in the U.S. and July 22 in the UK via ATP Recordings. Today, they've shared the clip for their first offering from the album, "The Red Wing". It's a fairly minimal video, directed by Andrew Hung, focusing on one figure who contorts while being rendered in mirror-imaged shapes.
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Photo by Hanly Banks
Bill Callahan has announced the follow-up to his excellent 2011 album Apocalypse. Dream River is out September 17 via Drag City. The album was recorded at Cacophony, Tex., earlier this year. A press release calls it "easily the most sensual and soulful of Callahan's career"; he's also planning an extensive tour this fall. Check out the tracklist below.
01 The Sing
02 Javelin Unlanding
03 Small Plane
05 Ride My Arrow
06 Summer Painter
08 Winter Road
Check out a Pitchfork.tv video of Callahan performing the Smog classic "Cold Blooded Old Times" below.
Richie Hawtin lines up Lee Gamble, Vatican Shadow, Demdike Stare, Andy Stott and Emptyset for Ibiza summer season
Former Plastikman Richie Hawtin is casting a dark shadow over Ibiza this year, and has curated a programme of largely UK based experimental Techno for his Enter night at Ibiza's Space. Lined up to play are a handful of the Modern Love label roster (Demdike Stare, Andy Stott, Claro Intelecto), Emptyset, Lee Gamble, and Vessel. As well as the UK faction, there's also Tommi Sähkö, Dominic Fernow's Vatican Shadow, Andreas Tilliander's TM404, and Atom Heart. The roster of heavy frequency pushers play once a week from July through until the end of September.
Watch Kanye West's <i>American Psycho</i>-Themed Short Film Starring Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban
It's here: The short film Kanye West made with E! stars and Kardashian affiliates Jonathan Cheban and Scott Disick has surfaced on KanyeWest.com. It's inspired by American Psycho-- Disick plays Christian Bale's character, and Cheban sits in for Jared Leto. Watch it below (via MissInfo.tv).
Yeezus is out tomorrow available to purchase now on KanyeWest.com.
Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand are releasing their new album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action via Domino on August 27 in the U.S. and August 26 in the UK. Today, they've announced a series of North American tour dates that'll kick off this fall.
The band have also shared a new behind-the-scenes video-- watch it below the dates.
08-09 Krakow, Poland - Coke Live Festival
08-11 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget
08-15-17 Hasselt-Kiewit, Belgium - Pukkelpop
08-15-17 St. Poelten, Austria - Frequency Festival
08-16-18 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands - Lowlands
08-16-18 Hockenheim, Germany - Rock'n'Heim
08-23 Saint-Cloud, France - Rock en Seine
08-24 Lausanne, Switzerland - For Noise Festival
08-30 - 09-01 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
08-30 Zurich, Switzerland - Zurich Openair
09-05-08 Newport, Isle of Wight - Bestival
09-10 Magaluf, Spain - Mallorca Rocks
09-11 Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza - Ibiza Rocks
09-14 Madrid, Spain - DCode Festival
10-04 Houston, TX - House of Blues
10-05 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
10-04-06 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10-08 Lawrence, KS - The Granada
10-09 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
10-10 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
10-11-13 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10-15 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
10-16 Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
10-17 North Bethesda, MD - Music Center at Strathmore
10-19 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
10-20 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
10-22 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
10-23 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
10-23 Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus
11-19 Toyko, Japan - Zepp Tokyo
11-20 Toyko, Japan - Zepp Tokyo
11-22 Osaka, Japan - Zepp Osaka
Stanley Donwood is the artist behind all of Thom Yorke and Radiohead's posters and album covers since The Bends. He's also an old university buddy of Yorke's, and every now and then, the two get together and work on paintings. Now, one of those paintings is up for auction.
It's called "Business School for the Dead", a 2005 painting made as part of the Make Poverty History campaign. It's being auctioned off by Bonhams to benefit the anti-poverty Trade Justice Movement. It's estimated to be auctioned for between $5,500 and $6,300.
Of the auction, Yorke tweeted: "Hope someone in the financial industry buys this, what a novelty to have a painting at auction ha!"
Here's Radiohead's video for "Karma Police":
Photos: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, David Byrne & St. Vincent, The National, Tame Impala, More at Bonnaroo
The final day of Bonnaroo had sets by Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, David Byrne & St. Vincent, The National, Tame Impala, Swans, and many more. Photographers Mitch Manzella and Pooneh Ghana were there. Check out a selection of shots after the jump, then head over to our slideshow and Facebook page for even more photos.
A$AP Rocky by Mitch Manzella
David Byrne & St. Vincent by Mitch Manzella
The National by Mitch Manzella
Kendrick Lamar by Pooneh Ghana
Baroness by Mitch Manzella
White Lung by Pooneh Ghana
Tame Impala by Pooneh Ghana
Photo by Cameron Wittig
This fall, Bon Iver leader Justin Vernon will release a new record with his experimental pop project Volcano Choir, on which he collaborates with Wisconsin post-rock outfit Collections of Colonies of Bees. Today they've shared a first single from Repave, out September 3 in the U.S. and September 2 internationally via Jagjaguwar.
Check out the song and read the lyrics, below:
day dead bye-gone
laying near the lights of the knights of the northern lodges
there’s a border road
no one slip slides or is stoppin’
and the neighborly, sleeping in a coffin
with enough keif
you could really bore someone
took a rat trap out to the Ache Inn
we were drinking all the ways to down
door ‘as wide open
you know what were saying ‘bout us now
he’s a legend
i’m a legend
and we both go tripping thru the door
well, YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE NORTHERN, NOW
i heard you promise me
at the north end of monogamy
cut there from filament lead
somewhere i heard you scream:
for others’ hearts
and in the limiest of lights
hold the keys to a Cuban flight that you won’t ever ride
it’s time to up and die
hon, you plenty competent
so why aren’t you confident
it’s softening to be softening
then why are you so constant then?
are we going on a coat ride?
well, were off and definitely stumbling
tossin’ off your compliments, wow
sexing all your Parliaments
Photo by Daniel Boud
This month Dirty Beaches, aka Alex Zhang Hungtai, will hit the road in support of his new double album Drifters/Love Is the Devil; he'll route through North America in June and again in the fall. During the tour, he'll be selling a previously-unreleased cassette version of the album in a limited edition.
06-26 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *^
06-28 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands *&!@
09-04 Montreal, QU, Canada - Societe des Arts Technologiques
09-05 - Boston, MA - Chruch of Boston #
09-08 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel #
09-09 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's #
09-11 Toronto, ON - The Garrison #
09-13 St. Louis, MO - Firebird #
09-14 Nashville, TN - Exit In #
09-15 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree #
09-17 Austin, TX - The Mohawk #
09-19 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room #
09-20 Los Angeles, CA - Echo #%
09-21 San Diego, CA - The Void #%
09-22 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill #%
09-24 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #%
09-25 Seattle, WA - Barboza #%
09-26 Vancouver, BC, Canada - Biltmore Cabaret #%
* with Heathered Pearls
^ with Xray Eyeballs
& with Porcelain Raft
! with Andy Boay
# with Sisu
% with Chasms
Watch the video for Dirty Beaches' "Casino Lisboa":
Photos by Samantha Marble. Above: Iceage
Pitchfork's Northside Festival showcase on Friday at St. Vitus in Greenpoint featured sets by Iceage, Lower, Lust for Youth, Puce Mary, and Loke Rahbek. Photographer Samantha Marble was there. Check out a selection of shots after the jump, then head over to our slideshow and Facebook page for even more photos.
Lust for Youth
M.I.A.: "Bring the Noize" on SoundCloud.
As promised, M.I.A. has shared the first taste from her long-delayed new album Matangi. Here's "Bring the Noize", as presented by BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe. She used a version of the song on the mix she made for the fashion line Kenzo earlier this year; a video is on its way. Listen to it above.
Sounds like M.I.A.'s been going through some of the same industry frustrations that Kanye West has discussed in his renegade leadup to Yeezus. "It's not easy, it's not easy. It's not easy. I keep finishing the record and handing it in, finishing the record and handing it in," she told Lowe about the record release cycle.
"It's just one of those things where I've given up at this point. I was literally going to start... putting out records from my bedroom," she said. "This was my last stab at it-- I'm going to hand it in and wait for it to go out the way albums go out. If I didn't get it out right now, I would've definitely exploded."
In related M.I.A. news, Matangi, her fourth studio LP, is now scheduled for fall release through N.E.E.T./Interscope. She's also announced a string of tour dates surrounding her performance at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival-- find the schedule below, after the "Bring the Noize" art.
07-17 Montreal, Canada - Metropolis
07-18 Toronto, Canada - Danforth Music Hall
07-20 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
07-21 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
08-10-11 Tokyo and Osaka, Japan - Summer Sonic
09-05-08 Isle of Wight, England - Bestival
Watch a 2008 interview with M.I.A. via Pitchfork.tv: