Prince's "Hit & Run" tour with his band 3rdEyeGirl is coming to the U.S. The first show is March 14 in Louisville, Kentucky. The venue hasn't been announced yet, nor have any other dates on the tour. But if this leg of the trek is anything like the one Prince did in Europe, every show will be announced with little notice.
The European shows were announced via Twitter, but with Prince recently deleting his social media presence, we'll just have to see how he rolls out the news.
A cut of the proceeds from the March 14 show will be donated to local Louisville charities. Tickets will go on sale March 9.
Watch the "Breakfast Can Wait" video, and check out our interview with the video's director.
Photo by Tonje Thilesen
Named for the 1978 heavyweight title bout between Leon Spinks and Muhammad Ali, it works in references to "True Detective", the Doors, and more.
Read our interview with Mark Kozelek.
Watch Sun Kil Moon perform at Pitchfork Music Festival:
Fucked Up will release the latest in their Chinese Zodiac-themed EP series, Year of the Hare, June 16 via Deathwish. The follow-up to last year's Year of the Dragon consists of the 21-minute title track, which features "traditional instrumentation, piano/synths, flutes and sax, experimental editing/soundscapes" and guest vocals from Isla Craig, plus the eight-minute B-side "California Cold".
Read our interview with Fucked Up and watch them play "Magic Word" via Pitchfork.tv:
FKA twigs has announced a seven-day residency at Manchester's Old Granada Studios, as part of the Manchester International Festival, as the BBC points out. During the residency, she'll create seven short films; audience members will watch the process take place in small groups, much like PJ Harvey's recent "Recording in Progress". The festival takes place July 2-19; Twigs' residency runs from July 9-15.
Twigs joins several musicians and artists who are participating in the Manchester International Festival. As previously reported, Damon Albarn will debut his Wonder.land musical, which is inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Jamie xx will score a ballet based on Jonathan Safron Foer's Tree of Codes.
Antony and Nico Muhly have also contributed music to the festival's production of The Skriker, a revival of Caryl Churchill's 1994 play about two sisters who are pursued by a malevolent, shape-shifting fairy. The revival was specifically commissioned for the festival.
Read our interview with FKA twigs here.
Of Montreal will release a live album, Snare Lustrous Doomings, on Record Store Day via Polyvinyl. The yellow and orange double LP will be limited to 3000 copies, and includes a color booklet of tour photos.
The 19-song, 90-plus-minute collection features material from across Of Montreal's discography, including Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, The Sunlandic Twins, Skeletal Lamping, and False Priest. There's also a cover of Fairport Convention's "Time Will Show the Wiser" featuring Nedelle Torrisi.
The tracks were recorded at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall and Portland's Wonder Ballroom. Listen to the live version of "Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games" above.
Snare Lustrous Doomings:01 Suffer for Fashion 02 Fugitive Air 03 A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger 04 The Party’s Crashing Us 05 Triumph of Disintegration 06 Coquet Coquette 07 Obsidian Currents 08 Time Will Show the Wiser (Fairport Convention cover) 09 Honeymoon in San Francisco 10 You Do Mutilate?
11 Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games 12 Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider 13 Plastis Wafer 14 St. Exquisite’s Confessions 15 Oslo in the Summertime 16 Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse 17 Gronlandic Edit 18 She’s a Rejecter 19 The Past Is a Grotesque Animal
Watch Of Montreal perform "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse" for Pitchfork.tv:
Earl Sweatshirt, Future Islands' Sam Herring Team on "Play It Cool" by Gangrene (The Alchemist + Oh No)
The Alchemist and Oh No make music as Gangrene. They've announced a new album, The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, which is inspired by the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack. They've also shared the first single, "Play It Cool", which features Earl Sweatshirt and Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring. Listen to it above.
The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos will debut inside of the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V on April 14. It'll be released as a standalone album on April 21 via Rockstar Games and Mass Appeal Records. In addition to Earl and Herring, the album features TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Killer Mike, Little Dragon, Phantogram, and Freddie Gibbs.
Previously, the Alchemist and Oh No collaborated with Tangerine Dream and composer Woody Jackson on the Grand Theft Auto V score.
Read our interview with Earl Sweatshirt.
Watch Earl on an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":
There is still no word on Jay Electronica's forever-forthcoming album; this is the first track Electronica has shared since last year's "Better in Tune With the Infinite". He is also starring in the experimental film Into the Light which is scheduled to be released this year.
The War on Drugs are currently on tour in support of last year's Lost in the Dream. Now, they've added more dates to their schedule. Check out the updated itinerary below. It includes many dates with Hop Along.
Read our recent feature on the War on Drugs, Inside Man.
The War on Drugs:
03-27 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater
03-28 Norfolk, VA - The Norva *
03-29 Richmond, VA - The National *
03-31 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre *
04-01 Chattanooga, TN - Track 29 *
04-02 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre *
04-03 Birmingham, AL - Iron City *
04-04 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall *
04-05 Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom *
04-07 Albuquerque, NM - Historic El Rey Theatre *
04-08 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls *
04-09 Phoenix, AZ - The Pressroom *
04-11 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-14 Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater
04-15 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
04-18 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
05-21 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
05-23 George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival
05-24 Vancouver, British Columbia - Vogue Theatre
06-06 Toronto, Ontario - Field Trip Music Festival
06-07 New York, NY - The Governors Ball Music Festival
06-08 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
06-09 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
06-10 Covington, KY - The Madison Theater
06-11-14 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
06-12 Indianapolis, IN - Vogue
06-15 Tampa, FL - The Ritz
06-16 Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
06-17 Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theatre
06-18 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
06-20 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
06-21 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
06-25-28 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
06-26 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Open Air
06-28 Beuningen, Netherlands - Down the Rabbit Hole
07-01-04 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07-02-05 Barcelona, Spain - Vida Festival
08-11-15 Oslo, Norway - Øya
08-13-15 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West
08-14-16 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
09-04-06 County Laois, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09-06 Wiltshire, England - End of the Road Festival
* with Hop Along
Watch the War on Drugs perform "Red Eyes" at Primavera:
Photo by Chris Tuite
Between the free-jazz compositions and their forthcoming North American tour (their first in 25 years, natch), the Replacements have been staying active lately. Since reuniting in 2013, they've played a handful of shows, fueling rumors of a new album in the process.
Today, the Replacments have revealed that a different release in the works: an eight-disc box set comprising the band's seven-album discography, plus 1982's Stink EP. The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990 will be released on April 14 via Rhino. Fidelity-wise, the LPs are identical to the remastered deluxe editions which were released in 2008.
The label announced the collection alongside a marked-up press release that they claim was sent to the band for review; as you can see, they had more than a few suggestions for improvement. Below the flyer, find all of the 'Mats' upcoming tour dates.
Read our feature on the return of the Replacements.
04-09 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
04-10 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
04-13 San Francisco, CA - Masonic
04-16 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
04-19 Denver, CO - The Fillmore
04-29 Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre
04-30 Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre
05-02 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
05-03 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
05-05 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
05-06 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
05-08 Washington, DC - Echostage
05-09 Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier
05-28 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
05-30 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
06-02 London, England - Roundhouse
Read our 5-10-15-20 with Caribou.
"Can't Do Without You":
Watch Caribou's full set at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:
A new documentary that chronicles the recording of Mary J. Blige's 13th studio album The London Sessions will have its world premiere at this year's TriBeCa Film Festival. The documentary, which is named after the record, will feature behind-the-scenes footage of Blige recording with Sam Smith, Disclosure, and Emeli Sandé. It is one of the festival's spotlight films.
Watch video of Mary J. Blige recording "Right Now" with Disclosure:
Jack White has revealed in an interview with Billboard that he was the mysterious bidder on the first vinyl record ever cut by Elvis, which recently sold for $300,000. The record in question featured covers of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" that were recorded in 1953. In the interview, White reveals that he was the bidder that was previously listed as anonymous, and he said that he plans to reissue the single (via Third Man Records) on Record Store Day.
More recently, White spent some time with Detroit Tigers at their Lakeland, Florida training facility. Previously, he's thrown out the first pitch at a Detroit Tigers game, and he's also been issued his own baseball card. Check out pictures and video of his recent visit with the team below, via Radio.com.
jack white Thank you for cóming today / Unos de los grandes en la música !!!! pic.twitter.com/bBj4MsD2ya— Jose Iglesias (@JoseIglesias_SS) March 5, 2015 March 5, 2015
In the midst of a tour in support of their recent album No Cities to Love, Sleater-Kinney have announced that they are selling Limited Edition Janet Weiss drumsticks that come with a free download of a drumless version of Sleater-Kinney's "Bury Our Friends", which you can play along with at home.
The drumsticks are being sold in a limited run of 1500. They will be available online and at merch tables throughout Sleater-Kinney's tour, whose dates you can check out below. Find more information here.
All proceeds of the sale will benefit the Oregon Food Bank.
Read our feature article, Sleater-Kinney: A Certain Rebellion.
03-18 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
03-19 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Paradiso
03-20 Paris, France - Cigale
03-21 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
03-23 London, England - Roundhouse
03-24 Manchester, England - Albert Hall
03-25 Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC
03-26 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
04-16 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
04-17 Austin, TX - Stubb's
04-18 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
04-19 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
04-21 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
04-22 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
04-23 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
04-24 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
04-25 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
04-26 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
04-28 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
04-29 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
05-01 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
05-02 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
05-05 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
05-06 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
05-08 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
05-09 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
Watch the video for Sleater-Kinney's "No Cities To Love":