How to Dress Well, aka Tom Krell, has shared "Let U Know", a bonus cut from the recently released "What Is This Heart?". You can listen to it above. Krell also shared a short statement about the song in a press release:
In singing "Let U Know," I discovered the title of my album and a lot of its meaning -- I needed this song to be heard by people, even though I couldn't find a place for it on the album proper. When I made this song, singing over a song originally by one of my best friends, a lot of what I'd developed on "WITH?" just came clear to me -- these questions, these relationships with the past and the future, all this love...
The press release notes that "Let U Know" is "a partial cover of a song by Krell's friend oFF Love."
He's announced a run of European dates, too. Check out the schedule below.
Read "Soul to Keep", Ryan Dombal's cover story about How to Dress Well.
How to Dress Well:
08-21 San Diego, CA - Casbah
08-22 Los Angeles, CA - First Unitarian Church
08-23 Monterey, CA - First City Festival
08-24 Monterey, CA - First City Festival
08-25 Portland, OR - Holocene
08-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - Fortune Sound Club
08-27 Seattle, WA - Neumos
08-29 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09-02 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
09-03 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
09-04 Chicago, IL - Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
09-04-06 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
09-05 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
09-08 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
09-09 Nashville, TN - Exit In
09-11 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
09-12 Toronto, Ontario - The Mod Club
09-14 Montreal, Quebec - Le Belmont
09-16 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
09-17 New York City, NY - Irving Plaza
09-19 Philadelphia, PA - District N9NE
09-20 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
09-22 St. Louis, MO - The Luminary Center for the Arts
09-24 Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s
09-25 New Orleans, LA - Hi Ho Lounge
09-27 Austin, TX - Central Presbyterian Church
10-22 Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo
10-23 Manchester, England - St. Philips Church
10-24 Leeds, England - Belgrave Music Hall
10-27 Brighton, England - The Dome Studio
10-28 London, England - Heaven
10-30 Paris, France - Grand Halle De La Villette (Pitchfork Music Festival Paris)
10-31 Brussels, Belgium - AB Box
11-01 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Vredenburg (Pandora Room)
11-04 Zurich, Switzerland - Stall 6
11-05 Turin, Italy - C2C Festival
11-06 Rome, Italy - Circolo Degli Artisti
11-11 Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret
11-12 Copenhagen, Denmark - VEGA
11-14 Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefaherlich
11-15 Berlin, Germany - Bang Bang Club
11-17 Warsaw, Poland - Hybrydy
11-18 Poznan, Poland - Eskulap
11-19 Prague, Czech Republic - Futurum
11-20 Vienna, Austria - Blue Bird Festival
Check out How to Dress Well in an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "+1":
Australian rockers Pond (a band featuring members of Tame Impala) discuss their influences and upbringing – as well as the subtle genius of musical mistakes – in a new interview for Pitchfork.tv and Canal 180's "Entrevista" series, which was filmed during the NOS Primavera Sound Festival in Porto, Portugal in June.
"Often people like the gigs when you think you play terribly, because people aren’t used to hearing bands play the wrong notes or stuff," explains multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson. "It’s exciting." The band also discuss their forthcoming album, out later this year. Watch the interview below.
The next episode of "Entrevista" will feature Mogwai. The first episode featured the National and the second featured Slint. Check out our feature on NOS Primavera Sound, plus photos from the festival.
Cashmere Cat Shares New Music From Hudson Mohawke, Sophie, Lunice in MoMA PS1 Warm Up Mix Presented by Pitchfork
MoMA PS1's Warm Up, the annual outdoor summer concert series at the Long Island City, Queens art museum, continues this weekend. The event takes place every Saturday until September 6 in PS1's courtyard. (Each event runs from 3 to 9 p.m., with doors at noon.)
Each week, Pitchfork and MoMA PS1 will present a mix by an artist performing at that week's event. Following mixes by A/JUS/TED, J-Cush, Archie Pelago, and Container, we have a new mix from Cashmere Cat, who performs at this weekend's Warm Up. Listen to it above, and check out the tracklist below. It features unreleased music from Hudson Mohawke, Sophie, Lunice, Dark0, Mr. Mitch, Drippin, Neana, and Massacooramaan.
In addition to Cashmere Cat, this Saturday's Warm Up also features Total Freedom,
GoldLink, UNiiQU3, and Suicideyear. Check out the Warm Up schedule and full list of performers here.
Cashmere Cat Warm Up Mix:
01 Dark0: "Sweet Boy Tears"
02 Mr Mitch: "Intense Faces"
03 Bando Jonez: "Sex You"
04 Bando Jonez: "Sex You" (GANG$IGN$ x R3ll Remix)
05 Drippin: "Memory Foam" (demo, forthcoming Lit City Trax)
06 Kid Antoine: "And Uh" (Cashmere Cat Edit)
07 DJ Sliink & Trippy Turtle: "Loyal"
08 Nadus: "Nwxrk"
09 Jam City: "Bells Work"
10 Fatima Al Qadiri: "Shanghai Freeway"
11 Future: "I'll Be Yours"
12 DJ Tricks: "Or Nah"
13 DJ Tray & Kay Drizz: "Pound Cake"
14 Neana: "Yeezus 2"
15 DJ Tricks: "Bang Bros" [ft. PrepTheProducer]
16 Jhene Aiko: "The Worst" (J Heat Remix)
17 Jhene Aiko: "From The Worst Time" (R3LL Remix)
18 Cashmere Cat: "With Me" (Lido Piano Solo)
19 Strict Face: "Python Crossing"
20 Massacooramaan: "Xevioso Drumz"
21 Drippy Dolphin: "Oops"
22 Sophie: "Lemonade"
23 Hudson Mohawke: "King Kong Beaver"
24 Cashmere Cat: "Rice Rain" (DJ Rell Remix)
25 Cashmere Cat: "Rice Rain"
26 Kuddie J & Kayy Drizz: "Upper Echelon"
27 Kid Antoine: "Expected Encounter"
28 Bastille: "Bad Blood" (Lido Remix)
29 Strict Face: "Fountains"
30 Cashmere Cat: "Fall For Your Type" (Edit demo)
31 Trippy Turtle: "Trippy´s Theme" (Acapella)
32 Cashmere Cat: "Mirror Maru" (Harp Solo)
33 Ludacris, Jeremih, Wiz Khalifa, Cashmere Cat: "Party Girls" (Lunice Remix)
34 Cashmere Cat: "Pearls" (demo version)
35 Candyman & Leatherface: "Ultimate Feeling"
36 A.G. Cook: "Had 1"
37 Cam'ron: "Killa Cam"
38 Lido: "I Love You"
39 Trey Songz: "Dead Wrong" [ft. Ty Dolla $ign]
40 T-Pain: "Keep Going"
When Light in the Attic reissued the ultra rare 1983 album L'Amour by Lewis, they didn't have much information about the mysterious synth-based auteur. This week, another Lewis album surfaced on eBay and, at press time, is going for over $1,700.
The 1985 LP Romantic Times is credited to Lewis Baloue. He appears on the cover in a white suit alongside a white jet and white car. Light in the Attic are preparing a physical reissue of that LP, and it's available to purchase digitally right now.
CDs are out August 26, and a vinyl pressing will be released on November 18 (with limited pressings in "pastel pink" and "Malibu blue"). The LP was mastered from a sealed vinyl copy of the record, which was discovered in the collection of Vancouver DJ and collector Kevin "Sipreano" Howes. It comes packed with liner notes by Jack D. Fleischer.
In an effort to uncover more facts about Lewis, Light in the Attic talked to engineer Dan Lowe, who is credited for working on the album. He remembered little about the Romantic Times sessions, but he did recall that Lewis was likely "under the influence".
01 We Danced All Night
02 Bon Voyage
03 Don't Stop It Now
04 It's a New Day
05 So Be in Love With Me
06 Bringing You a Rose
07 Where Did My Love Go Away
08 As the Boats Go By
Listen to Lewis' L'Amour track "I Thought the World of You":
Earlier this year, Chelsea Wolfe shared an intense video for her Pain Is Beauty track "Feral Love", which was an excerpt from a 52-minute film called Lone. Wolfe co-wrote the film with director Mark Pellington, who did Pearl Jam's iconic "Jeremy" video and clips for Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, U2, and others, plus the films Arlington Road, The Mothman Prophecies, and more.
“Most of this video is footage from the first time Mark and I shot together—he had built this dark room full of green ivy and it was just me, the dress from the album cover, a few lights, and him. It was the first time I realized what a director really is. Suddenly he was shouting, guiding me with instructions, emotions, telling me to act as if everything I was singing about—disaster and the loss of life and love—that it was all inside of me and at the same time to act as an observer of these things. He cut it together with found footage of families, intense nature and destruction and created this cathartic journey through it all.”
Lone is available now on a USB drive and will be out digitally this fall. Below the video, find Wolfe's upcoming tour dates, including shows co-headlining with Deafheaven.
07-25 Barcelos, Portugal - Milhões de Festa
07-29 Toulouse, France - Le Métronum
07-30 Milano, Italy - Magnolia
07-31 Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
08-02 Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08-03 Dresden, Germany - Beatpol *
08-04 Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien *
08-05 Sibenik, Croatia - SuperUho Festival
08-07 Budapest, Hungary - A38
08-09 Copenhagen, Denmark - Wasn't Born to Follow Festival
08-10 Hannover, Germany - Cafe Glocksee
08-12 Amsterdam, Netherlands - MelkWeg
08-13 Brussels, Belgium - Le Brass
08-14 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Congés Annulés
08-15 London, England - Excel Centre (Jabberwocky)
08-16 Manchester, England - Gorilla *
11-08 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
* with Deafheaven
Jessie Ware is set to release a new album, Tough Love, later this year. She's now shared "Share It All", which was co-written with the xx's Romy Madley-Croft and produced by Julio Bashmore. It will appear on the deluxe edition of Tough Love.
Watch Ware perform "Imagine It Was Us" at Primavera Sound:
Are you ready for something unbearably sexy? The upcoming film adaptation of S&M blockbuster 50 Shades of Grey will include an alternate version of Beyoncé and Jay Z's "Crazy in Love", which you can preview in the movie's trailer. Watch it below. It's safe for work, though you may have to explain to your boss that you're merely looking at a fictional sex dungeon. The movie is out Valentine's Day 2015.
Watch the original video for "Crazy in Love":
During his performance in Milwaukee on Monday night, Jack White brought a fan on stage to perform the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army". The fan strummed along on guitar, donned one of White's trademark fedoras, and took a bow with the band at the end of the performance. You can watch a video below, via NME, along with a longer video of White covering Lorde's "Royals" at the show, as reported earlier this week.
Iceage have released a new song, "The Lord's Favorite", that was not on last year's You're Nothing. Its video, directed by Cali DeWitt, features frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt doing his best swaggering rock star moves. Watch it below.
Iceage have also announced a North American tour that kicks off in October. It will showcase the band's new material from the forthcoming, as-yet-unannounced follow up to You're Nothing. Check out the full schedule below.
08-28 Leiria, Portugal - Entremuralhas Festival
08-29 Copenhagen, Denmark - Chart Fair
10-10 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
10-11 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery *
10-12 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
10-15 Easthampton, MA - The Flywheel Arts Collective *
10-16 Boston, MA - The Great Scott *^
10-17 Montreal, Quebec - La Vitrola $&#
10-18 Ottawa, Ontario - Gabba Hey #
10-19 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe #
10-21 Detroit, MI - PJ’s Lager House *#
10-22 Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle *#
10-23 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock *
10-24 Omaha, NE - Slowdown *
10-25 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall *
10-26 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive *
10-27 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
10-29 Reno, NV - Holland Project *
10-31 San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room *
11-01 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *^
11-02 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
11-03 San Diego, CA - The Casbah *
11-04 Phoenix, AZ - 51 West *
11-05 Albuquerque, NM - Sister *
11-08 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
* with Helm
^ with Rakta
# with Father Murphy
$ with Merchandise
& with Lower
Watch Iceage perform "Burning Hand" at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:
Lily Allen at Glastonbury, taken from the "As Long as I Got You" video
In her new video for Sheezus single "As Long as I Got You", Lily Allen takes viewers on a sentimental journey to this year's Glastonbury festival. "I've been to Glastonbury pretty much every year since I've been born," Allen explains, backing her claims with a slideshow of photographs from festivals past (including one or two baby photos). Later, she shares a sentimental moment backstage with her family. Watch the clip, directed by Chris Sweeney, below.
Here's what Allen had to say about the video via press release:
Glastonbury has always been a huge part of my life, and I wanted to make this video there to celebrate the spirit of the festival and also to show how my life has changed since the last time I played there. From being there as a child with my Dad, to my wilder days in the 2000s, to this year when I was back on the Pyramid stage, and taking my husband and own daughters along!
On last night's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", Weezer were the musical guests. They did their Everything Will Be Alright in the End single "Back to the Shack" while an Ace Frehley bobblehead looked on from atop one of their amps.
The band's new album is out September 30 via Republic.
The Brooklyn metal outfit Castevet have called it quits, Invisible Oranges reports. The trio of Andrew Hock (Psalm Zero), Ian Jacyszyn (Copremesis), and Nicholas McMaster (Krallice) started in 2006 and released two albums: 2010's Mounds of Ash and 2013's Obsian.
They wrote on their website:
Castevet is no more. There is no single reason or event driving this decision; it is based on the need of each individual involved to continue to develop their vision within new and existing projects. To put it simply, it is time to move on.
Thank you to all who have supported Castevet since our inception in 2006.
Pitchfork's Brandon Stosuy named Obsian one of the best metal albums of 2013. Listen to that LP in its entirety:
Earlier this year, Courtney Love let it slip that she and Hole's mid-90s lineup—Eric Erlandson, Patty Schemel, and Melissa Auf Der Maur—had been rehearsing new material. Then, she backpedaled, saying it may not happen at all. And now, it seems that she's ruled out the possibility entirely.
“I don’t want to get on the oldies circuit," she told the Phillippine news outlet Inquirer.net (via Consequence of Sound). “I don’t need to do that for money. I want to put out music that is relevant today. [Being] one of the last chicks in a rock ‘n’ roll band is a weird place to be. It’s scary not to be selling out.”
Revisit our interview with Love.
Liars have stretched out Devendra Banhart's minute-and-a-half-long "Golden Girls", from the folk singer's 2013 album Mala, into a 10-minute-long experimental electronic freakout. That's also the attached single art, which is an image of Liars' now-trademark colored string placed over Banhart's face.
Watch Liars perform "Mess on a Mission" at Primavera Sound:
The Warehouse Project will return to Manchester, England this fall with a 12-week series of electronic music. This year's lineup, running every weekend from September 27 until December 19, has just been announced. Four Tet, Caribou, Jamie XX, Jon Hopkins, Duke Dumont, and Maya Jane Coles are amongst the curators, and will also perform.
Acts performing include James Blake, Danny Brown, Richie Hawtin (Plastikman), Annie Mac, Fatboy Slim, Hudson Mohawke, Chemical Brothers (DJ set), Carl Craig, Rob Da Bank, Leon Vynehall, Rustie, Lone, Jessy Lanza (live), Ricardo Villalobos, Joy Orbison, Gold Panda, Mount Kimbie (DJ set), John Talabot, Peanut Butter Wolf, Skream, Andrew Weatherall, Modeselektor, and many more. Check out the full schedule here.
Watch a documentary on the Warehouse Project via Pitchfork.tv, and check out a trailer for the 2014 series:
Franz Ferdinand are the latest to participate in Late Night Tales, the ongoing series in which artists curate a mixtape. Their mix will be out on CD and vinyl on September 15 and digitally on September 12. Hear a sampler above.
The band mixes krautrock, pop, soul, funk, reggae, electronic, and more from the likes of Boards of Canada, Life Without Buildings, Oneohtrix Point Never, Serge Gainsbourg, James Brown, Paul McCartney, Can, and more. It opens with Franz Ferdinand's new cover of Jonathan Halper's "Leaving My Old Life Behind" from the cult Kenneth Anger film Puce Moment, and ends with a spoken word piece by the band's Alex Kapranos.
Franz Ferdinand's Paul Thomson shared a statement to accompany the release:
When we first got the band together I made Alex a tape for his car, an old Merc estate that we spent a lot of time in, going to and from rehearsal spaces and gigs. All of our gear and the four of us could (almost) comfortably fit inside. It was all stuff I was listening to at the time, Dr Alimantado, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Plaid, Johnny Dangerous amongst others. An eclectic mix or completely random and disjointed depending on your outlook, it was representative of all our individual idiosyncrasies that merged to form the sound of the band, although I wasn't aware of this at the time. With this mix we tried to a similar thing, all of us selected the tunes, based on what we listen to on tour together and at home alone, any sustained moods or flows that occur are purely accidental. Oh yeah, the Merc estate got totalled and towed away with the tape still in the player.
Franz Ferdinand: Late Night Tales:
01 Franz Ferdinand: "Leaving My Old Life Behind" (Jonathan Halper Cover)
02 R. Stevie Moore: "I'm Only Sleeping"
03 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band: "Eighteen Is Over The Hill"
04 Sandy Nelson: "Let There Be Drums"
05 Life Without Buildings: "New Town"
06 Can: "Connection"
07 The Liminanas: "The Darkside"
08 Ian Dury: "Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3"
09 Disco Dub Band: "For The Love Of Money"
10 Zapp: "More Bounce To The Ounce"
11 Serge Gainsbourg: "Requiem Pour Un Con"
12 Lee "Scratch" Perry: "Disco Devil"
13 James Brown: "King Heroin"
14 Carrie Cleveland: "Love Will Set You Free" *
15 Paul McCartney & Wings: "Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five"
16 Boards of Canada: "Reach for the Dead"
17 Oneohtrix Point Never: "Zebra"
18 Justus Köhncke: "Old Man"
19 American Spring: "Sweet Mountain"
20 Alex Kapranos: "Defibrillator" (Spoken Word)
* CD version only
Action Bronson Cooks "White Trash Bruschetta" in New Episode of His Food Show "Fuck, That's Delicious"
Action Bronson has released a new episode of "Fuck, That's Delicious", his food show in which he probably racks up an unconscionable bill for heartburn medicine.
This episode finds him in London, where he tours Chinatown and hits up a savory kebab restaurant. ("It's like... Barry Bonds fucking filling, it's ridiculous," he says of one particularly savory BBQ pork bun.) He also shows how to make "white trash bruschetta," and at one point attempts to purchase chicken from a restaurant despite not having any money or a shirt. Would you believe that he is unsuccessful at this?
Watch it below via Munchies.
Watch Action Bronson on an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":
Influential London label Hyperdub has shared more details about the next leg of its ongoing 10th anniversary celebration. After releasing two compilations (with two more on the way), several of the label's acts, including label founder Kode9, DJ Spinn, Ikonika, and DJ Earl, will be embarking on a North American tour this fall. You can check out the full schedule below, along with which acts will be participating at which dates. (One constant is Kode9, who will play all but one show.) Previously, they'd announced several shows in Europe.
Hyperdub anniversary tour:
09-09 East Troy, NY - EMPAC !
09-10 Calgary, Alberta - Hi Fi Club *!
09-12 Montreal, Quebec - Le Belmont *#!
09-13 Hamilton, Ontario - Supercrawl *#^!
09-16 Raleigh, NC - Kings *#$!
09-17 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall *#$!
09-18 New York, NY - Verboten *#^$+!
09-19 Chicago, IL - Primary *#$!
09-20 Vancouver, British Columbia - New Forms Festival *~
09-20 Oberlin, OH - The Sco #$!
09-21 Austin, TX - Empire Control Room *#!
09-24 San Francisco, CA - Mighty *#$!
09-25 Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos *#$!
09-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Fox #$!
09-27 Seattle, WA - Decibel Festival *#$!
09-28 New Orleans, LA - Dragon's Den !
! with Kode9
* with Scratcha DVA
# with DJ Spinn
^ with Ikonika
$ with Taso
+ with Mala
~ with DJ Earl
Watch Teklife in Monterrey, a Pitchfork.tv documentary about DJ Spinn and the late DJ Rashad:
Slint discussed Spiderland and how they approach playing today in a new interview for Pitchfork.tv and Canal 180's "Entrevista" series, which was filmed during the NOS Primavera Sound Festival in Porto, Portugal in June. "It's weird, the reverential treatment," Brian McMahan says with a laugh. "We aren't used to it. We did not get that when we were younger." Watch the interview below.
Elizabeth Olsen Sings Rilo Kiley's "Go Ahead" in Clip From Jenny Lewis-Scored Film <i>Very Good Girls</i>
Very Good Girls is a new film, in theaters on July 25, that features a score by Jenny Lewis. The film stars Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen, who play two friends pining over the same guy (Boyd Holbrook). Below, find a clip from the film, which features Olsen singing Lewis' old band Rilo Kiley's Take Offs and Landings track "Go Ahead".
The film is the directorial debut of Lewis' friend, screenwriter Naomi Foner, the mother of actors Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Richard Dreyfuss, Demi Moore, Peter Sarsgaard, Kiernan Shipka, Clark Gregg, and Ellen Barkin also star.