Weezer will release their new studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, on October 7. Now, they've announced a fall tour, during which they'll play the new album in its entirety at each club show. See the dates below.
10-02 San Jose, CA - Event Center at San Jose State University
10-11 Mexico City, Mexico - Corona Capital 2014
10-16 Phoenix, AZ - The Arizona State Fair
10-24 Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Casino - Grand Theater
10-25 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero *
10-26 Boston, MA - The Sinclair *
10-27 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
11-02 San Francisco, CA - Slim's *
11-06 Pomona, CA - The Glass House *
11-07 Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco *
12-02 Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
12-05 Jacksonville, FL - Metropolitan Park
12-07 Orlando, FL - Central Florida Fairgrounds
* playing new album in full
This morning, Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator appeared on the morning news show on Los Angeles' KTLA, promoting the upcoming Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. He gave a fairly routine, surprisingly straightforward interview about Odd Future and what motivates him as an artist. But then he added a twist: Halfway through, Odd Future member Jasper came out with balloons and cake to help Tyler throw a birthday party for all the KTLA hosts. Of course, it was no one's birthday. Watch it below.
Back in 2005, Team Sleep—a supergroup including Deftones' Chino Moreno, Hella/Death Grips' Zach Hill, and more—released their debut, self-titled album. Now, they've reunited and announced work on their sophomore album. They've shared snippets of two new songs, "No" and "Dreamland", which you can listen to below.
They're also inviting fans to Applehead Recording in Woodstock, NY as part of the Woodstock Sessions, a series that "brings established and emerging recording artists together with their fans." There, they'll host a listening party of new material, as well as a Q&A and live performance. Attendees get a bevy of goodies, too, such as a CD featuring unreleased music and a vinyl recording of the live performance. That event will take place on October 17 and 18.
The band shared a statement about the event:
Please join us as we create our next record in Woodstock, New York. We'll gather at Applehead studio, near the base of the Catskill mountains to eat, write, play and record. For a long time, business people, logistics, careers, adulthood, families and the House Republicans have thwarted us, but we've continued to make music. At the same time, the creative process has become increasingly fragmented and dehumanized. With that in mind, we're very excited to get together with our friends, hang out, play music and have a unique experience in a beautiful place. We'd like you to be there, too. Your participation will be essential to the independent creation and release of the live performance and our forthcoming studio record; we look forward to seeing you.
Thank you very much,
Photo by William Claxton via MusiCares
On February 6, Bob Dylan will be honored at a tribute concert to benefit MusiCares. The lineup features Jack White, Beck, Neil Young, the Black Keys, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp, Norah Jones, John Doe, Tom Jones, Los Lobos, and more to be announced. (Yes, both Jack White and the Black Keys are on the same bill.)
Producer and Dylan collaborator Don Was will direct the show, which takes place in Los Angeles two nights before the Grammys. The charity will name Dylan their "Person of the Year" at the event.
The MusiCares Foundation offers "a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need," including help with medical/financial emergencies, educational workshops, addiction recovery programs and more.
Revisit DIIV's warped take on "Like a Rolling Stone" via Pitchfork.tv:
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Share Three More Pieces of <i>Gone Girl</i> Music, Detail Soundtrack Release
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross recently previewed a portion of their music for Gone Girl, David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel. Turns out that piece was called "The Way He Looks at Me". Now, they've shared three more pieces from the score, which can be listened to above, via NPR Music.
They've announced the tracklist and release date for the soundtrack album. It's out September 30, digitally, with vinyl coming later this fall, and is available to pre-order via the NIN website. The film will be released on October 3. Check out the tracklist below.
01 What Have We Done To Each Other?
02 Sugar Storm
03 Empty Places
04 With Suspicion
05 Just Like You
07 Clue One
08 Clue Two
09 Background Noise
11 Something Disposable
12 Like Home
13 Empty Places (Reprise)
14 The Way He Looks At Me
15 Technically, Missing
18 Strange Activities
19 Still Gone
20 A Reflection
22 Sugar Storm (Reprise)
23 What Will We Do?
24 At Risk
Watch the trailer for Gone Girl:
yMusic are six classical musicians: Rob Moose, CJ Camerieri, Clarice Jensen, Alex Sopp, Hideaki Aomori, and Nadia Sirota. They have collaborated with Björk, Bon Iver, David Byrne, Antony and the Johnsons, Dirty Projectors, and many others. Their new album Balance Problems is out September 30 through New Amsterdam. It features new compositions from Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, and more. The album was produced by Son Lux, and follows 2011's Beautiful Mechanical.
Portland doom outfit Witch Mountain return with Mobile of Angels, the follow-up to 2012's Cauldron of the Wild. It's their last album featuring vocalist Uta Plotkin, who is leaving the band. Experience the album here via Advance until September 30, upon which it will be released via Profound Lore.
Feel Something is the newest album from London's the History of Apple Pie. Like its predecessor, last year's Out of View, the album was produced by the band's Jerome Watson, with additional engineering from Joshua Third of the Horrors and Charles Reeves. The LP is slated for release September 29 in the UK and September 30 in the U.S. via Marshall Teller, but you can stream it here until September 30.
Pitchfork Advance showcases an interactive listening environment featuring pre-release albums streams with dynamic graphics and a host of tools that allows fans to engage with album art, lyrics, credits, track listings, artist info, and more while they listen.
Photo by Chris Tuite
Since reuniting last year, the Replacements have played a handful of stand-alone shows and festival dates. And according to a story in Rolling Stone, founding members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson might be working on a new Replacements album. The band's last studio album was 1990's All Shook Down.
Rolling Stone reports that "the Replacements say they'll likely make an album at some point in the future." They've written a handful of songs. One of them is potentially called "Are You in It for the Money?", while another is "Dead Guitar Player". (It should be noted, somewhat morbidly, that original guitar player Bob Stinston died in 1995. His replacement, Slim Dunlap, had a stroke in 2012.)
According to Rolling Stone, the reunion has brought Westerberg and Stinson closer together as friends. "I think we got to realize we might need each other a bit," Stinson said.
Mac DeMarco, Shabazz Palaces, and Sebastian Tellier have been added as openers for Julian Casablancas + the Voidz's upcoming tour. You can check out the list of dates below. Previously, Mr Twin Sister were announced as an opener.
Casablancas will also perform on tonight's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Last night, they played a surprise set at the Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium, along with Blood Orange. New album Tyranny is out this week.
Julian Casablancas + the Voidz:
10-16 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory *
10-17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
10-18 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre *
10-20 Chattanooga, TN - Track 29 *
10-21 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works *
10-22 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade *
10-25 Tampa, FL - Coral Skies Fest
10-26 West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Skies Fest
10-28 Birmingham, AL - Iron City
10-30 Austin, TX - Emo's
10-31 Houston, TX - House of Blues
11-01 Dallas, TX - Chive Fest at South Fork Ranch
11-05 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
11-06 Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
11-09 San Francisco, CA - Regency Center %
11-11 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-12 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore
11-13 Seattle, WA - Showbox #
11-17 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
11-18 Chicago, IL - The Vic $
11-19 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews $
11-21 Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus $
11-22 Montreal, Quebec - Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile $
11-25 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom $
11-26 Boston, MA - House of Blues $
* with Mr Twin Sister
% with Sebastian Tellier
# with Mac DeMarco
$ with Shabazz Palaces
Two days after sharing a photo of an unlabeled white record, Thom Yorke has further hinted at more activity in the Radiohead camp. Today, he's been tweeting photos of Radiohead archival material. One photo contains modified lyrics to "A Wolf at the Door", which originally appeared on 2003's Hail to the Thief. Another contains artwork that references "Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses", a solo song from 2009.
The more salient news, however, seems to be why Yorke is posting all this material. "Stanley & me going thru15years of discarded words & pictures..!while overdubs happen in Radiohead studio.2nd day only," he wrote on Twitter.
That would jibe with previous reports that Radiohead are working on the follow up to 2011's King of Limbs. Earlier in the year Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood told BBC Radio 6 that "[Radiohead is] going to start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it's sounding". Prior to this interview, Radiohead had taken a year off.September 23, 2014
Stanley & me going thru15years of discarded words & pictures..!while overdubs happen in Radiohead studio.2nd day only pic.twitter.com/XP3TZVeMzq— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) September 23, 2014 September 23, 2014 September 23, 2014 September 23, 2014
Sharp-eyed fans have also noted that the background artwork in the photo of the white vinyl resembles the work of long-time collaborator Stanley Donwood. Specifically, the artwork appears to reference his work for Yorke's Atoms for Peace side project.
Scandinavian pop artists Elliphant and MØ have released a video for their new collaborative track "One More". They dress up as twins in matching Adidas tracksuits, fight, and make out in the back of a taxi. (There is also a brief shot of one of them pissing in the street.) The video was directed by Tim Erem. Watch it below.
Elliphant's One More EP is out October 14 in the U.S via TEN/Kemosabe. She's touring with Charli XCX this fall. Find those dates below, in addition to MØ's current dates.
Watch a making-of video:
09-26 Orlando, FL - The Social *
09-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room *
09-29 Jacksonville Beach, FL - Freebird Live *
09-30 Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend *
10-02 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
10-03 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts *
10-04 Boston, MA - Royale Boston *
10-07 New York, NY - Webster Hall *
10-09 Montreal, Quebec - Virgin Mobile Corona *
10-10 Toronto, Ontario - The Hoxton *
10-11 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall *
10-13 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
10-14 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room *
10-16 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Downstairs *
10-17 Austin, TX - Emo's *
10-18 Dallas, TX - Trees *
10-20 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom *
10-21 San Diego, CA - House of Blues *
10-24 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre *
10-25 San Francisco, CA - Slim's *
11-12 Miami, FL - Mad Decent Block Party
* with Charli XCX
09-24 Boston, MA - Paradise
09-25 New York, NY - Webster Hall
09-26 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
09-27 Montreal, Quebec - Corona Theatre
09-28 Toronto, Ontario - The Hoxton
09-30 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
10-01 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
10-02 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre
10-07 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
10-16 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent
10-20 Seattle, WA - Neptune
10-21 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10-22 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Imperial
10-24 Las Vegas, NV - Life Is Beautiful Festival
10-25 Orange County, CA - The Observatory
10-31 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
11-01 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
11-04 Dublin, Ireland - Academy
Watch Elliphant's video for "Down On Life" via Pitchfork.tv:
Bryan Ferry Announces New Album <i>Avonmore</i>, featuring Collaborations With Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers, Todd Terje
After a brief foray into The Jazz Age (including contributions to The Great Gatsby OST), Bryan Ferry has announced his latest studio album and his follow-up to 2010's Olympia. The new LP is titled Avonmore, and will be released by BMG on November 17. It consists of eight new songs and two covers: Steven Sondheim's "Send the Clouds" and the Robert Palmer duet "Johnny and Mary", which was done alongside Todd Terje and featured on the latter's recent It's Album Time LP) . In celebration of the news, Ferry has shared the tracklisting and album art, as well as opening cut "Loop De Li". Listen below.
According to a press release, Ferry accrued a lengthy roster of notable collaborators to contribute to the album. In addition to Terje, Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers, Flea, Ronnie Spector, Mark Knopfler and Maceo Parker all pitched in for Avonmore.
01 Loop De Li
02 Midnight Train
03 Soldier of Fortune
04 Driving Me Wild
05 A Special Kind Of Guy
08 One Night Stand
09 Send In The Clowns
10 Johnny & Mary
Watch Lamar perform "Fuck Your Ethnicity" at Pitchfork Music Festival:
Tweedy, the band featuring Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer, stopped by "The Colbert Report". After the Tweedy boys sat down with Stephen for a chat, they performed their Sukierae track "Low Key". Watch video of that performance and interview with Colbert below, and check out web exclusive "World Away" as well.
Stephen asked if Spencer ever wanted to have a normal, khakis-wearing dad. Spencer said no, and then he shared stories about how his friends in kindergarten had parents who loved Wilco.
Then Stephen asked the question on everyone's minds: "Do you think you two could take Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus in a fight?" They both vehemently said "no".
The Black Keys continued making the late night TV rounds in support of their latest album Turn Blue. Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach stopped by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", and as a web exclusive, they did their version of Edwyn Collins' hit "A Girl Like You" (which they've been performing live recently).
They also did "Gotta Get Away", though video of them performing that song yet to surface online.
Photo by Tom Spray
Today, a bunch of material by Devonté Hynes, aka Blood Orange, leaked on the internet, Stereogum reports. There's his original version of Sky Ferreira's "Everything Is Embarrassing" (above) and two demos which were reportedly rejected by Britney Spears (below).
Last year, Ferreira revealed to The Fader that it frustrated her to hear that Hynes was performing the song in his live sets and introducing it by saying he wrote the song for her. “My music is precious to me even though I don’t completely do it myself,” she said, explaining that she rewrites material. In Hynes' original version, there are slight differences in melody and the lyrics. Otherwise, the base of the song sounds similar.
How do things even leak?? Oh well! Enjoy— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) September 22, 2014
Here's Ferreira's final version of "Everything Is Embarrassing":
Watch Blood Orange play "Bad Girls" at Pitchfork Music Festival:
All week, "Conan" is celebrating George Harrison, who gets a new retrospective compilation this week called The Apple Years 1968-75. To kick things off, Beck is stopping by tonight's episode to share his version of the All Things Must Pass highlight "Wah-Wah". Video has already surfaced—watch it below.
Paul Simon, Norah Jones, and Harrison's son Dhani will all stop by the show this week to pay homage to the late Beatle.
Azealia Banks recently came back with a new single called "Heavy Metal and Reflective". Today, she's shared another new one. Her half-sung, half-rapped new one is called "Chasing Time"—that's it above.
Tonight at the 2014 Polaris Music Prize Gala, one artist will be awarded the top prize, which honors the best album of the year by a Canadian act. But before that happens, several artists will perform, including Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Basia Bulat, Jessy Lanza, Shad, and more. Watch the live stream below.
Arcade Fire's Reflektor, Drake's Nothing Was the Same, Mac DeMarco's Salad Days, Chromeo's White Women, Owen Pallett's In Conflict, Tim Hecker's Virgins, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan's UZU, Timber Timbre's Hot Dreams, Tanya Tagaq's Animism, Shad's Flying Colours, Jessy Lanza's Pull My Hair Back, and Basia Bulat's Tall Tall Shadow are all up for the top prize.
Last year's award went to Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! The prize winner is selected by a large panel of Canadian journalists and broadcasters (among them are Pitchfork contributors Stuart Berman, Jamieson Cox, Melody Lau, Calum Marsh, and Renato Pagnani). The winner receives $30,000.
Radiohead drummer Philip Selway's new album Weatherhouse is out October 7. He's already shared a video for his track "Coming Up for Air". His new one for "It Will End in Tears" was directed by the film duo Rammatik (Rannvá Káradóttir and Marianna Mørkøre).
Rammatik's other videos are very similar to their video for Selway: It features women in matching black robes executing precise choreography while backed by a landscape.
On September 29, Nicolas Jaar's subscription-based label Other People will release the Work compilation. After Darkside shared their two contributions (before playing what may have been their final show), two more tracks from the comp have surfaced. That's Darkside co-head Dave Harrington's track "Form and Affect" and Jan Jelinek's remix of Ancient Astronaut's "B2" above.
01 Nicolas Jaar: "The President's Answering Machine"
02 Soul Keita: "Freedom"
03 Dave Harrington ft. Tamara: "Things Behind The Sun"
04 Visuals: "A Pixel"
05 Darkside: "What They Say"
06 Ancient Astronaut vs. Powell: "SSCS (Powell's 'Lift Off' Mix)"
07 Darkside: "Gone Too Soon"
08 Ancient Astronaut vs. Jelinek: "B2 (Jelinek Remix)"
09 Dave Harrington: "Form and Affect"
10 Ancient Astronaut vs. Francis Harris & Gabriel Hedrick: "B2 (Dub)"
11 Nicolas Jaar: "The Boy Who Asked Too Much"
Watch Darkside's full set at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris: