Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth's new album, Alone for the First Time, is out November 4 via Last Gang and his own Secret Songs imprint. In anticipation of the record (the follow up to 2013's Guilt Trips) Hemsworth has shared a free, career-spanning digital box called Hemsworth Country via online sharing client BitTorrent; check out the Donkey Kong Country-inspired artwork, above. It contains the producer's Bandcamp discography, along with photos, individual tracks, and even a note from Hemsworth to fans. Get the collection here (you'll need BitTorrent or a similar program to download the files), and stream it below.
Hemsworth Country features last year's Still Awake EP, plus 2012's Kitsch Genius, a bunch of 2011 releases (Distorted - his collaborative album with Shady Blaze - A Way, No Plans, and Someone to Make You Crazy) and finally, 2010's We Deserve This and Cover Yr Shame EPs. The boxset also contains a host of one-off tracks and photos.
Here's the note Hemsworth included with the album:
Read our 2013 interview with Hemsworth.
Klaxons are heading out on a run of shows in Europe and the UK that they're calling their "last headline tour." They're also calling it "the world's first ever 3D printed tour," as they claim they'll be playing 3D printed instruments created in conjunction with Customuse and the University of Sheffield. Check out the list of dates below.
Klaxons' publicist wasn't able to confirm whether the band is calling it quits completely, or just don't plan to tour anymore. They have a few festival dates scheduled following the tour, which they also intend to play. Their most recent release was this year's Love Frequency.
10-25 Norwich, England - Waterfront
10-26 Leeds, England - The Wardrobe
10-27 Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC2
10-28 Manchester, England - Academy 3
10-30 Brighton, England - Concorde 2
10-31 Bristol, England - Thekla
11-01 Birmingham, England - O2 Academy 2
11-02 Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms
11-04 London, England - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11-07 La Rochelle, France - La Sirene
11-08 Lorient, France - Festival Les Indisciplinées, Espace Cosmao Dumanoir
11-10 Paris, France - La Gaîté Lyrique
11-11 Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
11-12 Berlin, Germany - Lido
11-14 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
11-15 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
11-16 Cologne, Germany - Luxor
11-17 Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefährlich
11-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg Oude Zaal
11-20 Stuttgart, Germany - Universum
11-22 Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
11-24 Vienna, Austria - Vienna Arena
11-25 Munich, Germany - Strom
11-26 Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
11-28 Moscow, Russia - Izvestia Hall
11-29 Yekaterinburg, Russia - Tele-Club
11-30 St. Petersburg, Russia - A2
01-04 Tokyo, Japan - Electrox Festival
01-29 Mexico City, Mexico - Lunario del Auditorio Nacional
01-30 Guadalajara, Mexico - Teatro Estudio Cavaret
01-31 Monterrey, Mexico - Escena
On Friday morning, the Decemberists' Colin Meloy joined the recent trend of busking musicians by performing solo with a guitar on a corner in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood. He played in front of a mural bearing the cover art of the band's new album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. It's the follow up to 2011's The King Is Dead.
Meloy performed new song "Make You Better" and Decemberists classic "The Engine Driver". Here's a clip of "Make You Better":
Here's a clip of "The Engine Driver":
A video posted by Katie Burton (@peachypiedesigns) onOct 10, 2014 at 9:19am PDT
Jeff Tweedy Performs "New Moon" and "Where My Love" on "Austin City Limits", Contributes New Music to Film <i>St. Vincent</i>
Tomorrow night, "Austin City Limits" will air a full hour-long set from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. The first half consists of cuts from his Tweedy project, while the second half features Wilco hits, plus a cover of Doug Sahm's "Give Back the Key to My Heart". (Tweedy recorded a version of the Sahm cover two decades ago with Uncle Tupelo.) For the performance, Tweedy is joined by son Spencer on drums and Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig from Lucius on backing vocals. Below, watch Tweedy do "New Moon" and web exclusive "Where My Love", and check out the setlist. You can watch a behind the scenes video, too.
In other Tweedy news, he contributed two non-album songs to the soundtrack of the new Bill Murray movie St. Vincent. Hear "Everyone Hides" in a trailer for the film, below. (The other Tweedy song on the soundtrack is "Why Why Why".
High as Hello
Nobody Dies Anymore
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Give Me Back the Key to My Heart
"Where My Love":
Behind the scenes:
Pitchfork is happy to announce the fourth issue of The Pitchfork Review, our quarterly, perfect-bound print publication. It's on sale now at the publication's website and available next week via select newsstands domestically and internationally.
Issue 4 of The Pitchfork Review features a split 7" of unreleased material from Zola Jesus and the Tea Heads. Nika Roza Danilova selected the Tea Heads, from her hometown of Madison, WI, to record their track at Converse's Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn. Converse is co-presenting a 7-inch series that is exclusive to each issue of the publication in 2014.
Inside issue four:
- Photographer and filmmaker Michael Galinsky chronicles the America underground 1988-93
- A day in the increasingly busy life of rising Australian songwriter Courtney Barnett
- An oral history examining the origins of NYC's first legendary EDM club night, NASA
- The untold story of the complicated, confessional, Oscar-nominated songwriter & poet Dory Previn
- Pulling back the curtain on the influential independent Canadian metal label Profound Lore
- The recording of David Bowie's Low, the first album in his Eno-produced Berlin Trilogy
Plus Lana Del Rey, Sharon Van Etten, Arthur Russell, Robert Wyatt, the Grateful Dead, Phil Elverum, ZZ Top, El-P, Prince, Neil Young, Styx, and much more!
Subcriptions are priced at an annual rate of $49.99 and single copies are available for $19.96 in honor of the year that Pitchfork debuted. In addition to four quarterly editions, subscribers receive exclusive digital content, invitations to special events, and a limited edition subscriber gift.
On November 5, The Pitchfork Review will host a launch party for the new issue at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn. There will be a live performance from Weyes Blood, readings from contributors Amanda Petrusich, Jayson Greene, Jess Johnson and Zachary Lipez, as well as a DJ set by Jessica Hopper, new Editor-in-Chief of The Pitchfork Review. The event will also feature a cooking demonstration (with free samples!) from hardcore drummer-turned-chef Brooks Headley. The event is 21+, starts at 8:00 PM, and is free and open to the public.
She & Him, aka Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, have announced their new album Classics, the follow-up to 2013's Volume 3. The band's first record for their new label, Columbia, is out December 2. On their website, they revealed a radio widget that, when tuned to the proper 1202 AM station, plays their cover of Dusty Springfield's "Stay Awhile".
A full tracklist has yet to be revealed, but the album features 13 covers of "timeless standards," according to a press release. The previously shared trailer, below, includes an excerpt of their cover of 1964's "Oh No Not My Baby", the R&B song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. (Another trailer they shared this morning plays a snippet of the "Stay Awhile" cover.)
Classics was recorded live and features a 20-piece orchestra arranged by Ward.
Watch both trailers:
According to NBC Chicago's EMS source, the majority of the hospitalizations were due to drug overdoses, which wasn't confirmed by a Navy Pier spokesman. Andrew Bazos, the president of CrowdRX, the company that oversaw medical safety for the show, told NBC Chicago that the majority of the hospitalizations were for alcohol.
NBC Chicago reports that Bazos estimated that a third of the crowd at the concert were minors. "If their parents were there, they would have gone home with their parents," he told NBC Chicago. "It’s not fair to make the promoter take care of kids who don’t know how to behave... They’re young, and they’re often irresponsible."
Foo Fighters' new album Sonic Highways arrives November 10. It was recorded in eight studios in eight different American cities, and is currently being showcased in a HBO documentary series directed by Dave Grohl, called "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways"; the second episode airs tonight. After sharing "Something From Nothing", the band have unveiled "The Feast and the Famine", a cut they laid down in Arlington, Virginia's Inner Ear Studio. You can listen to it below.
In this week's episode of "Sonic Highways", Grohl visits our nation's capital, as well as his former stomping grounds in northern Virginia. In addition to chatting with Inner Ear Studio owner Don Zientara, the Foos frontman spends time with Trouble Funk's Big Tony Fisher, Ian MacKaye, and legendary D.C. punks Bad Brains.
Here's the trailer for the TV series:
Last night, while the rest of us were freaking out about Ebola, El-P did something quite generous. His new album with Killer Mike as Run the Jewels, RTJ2, isn't due out until October 27 via Mass Appeal, but that didn't stop the rapper from sharing the album with fans in its entirety - and all for free.
Early this morning, El-P tweeted a link to download the album:October 24, 2014
They also sent out the link to fans via email, along with a message:
We just couldn't wait another damn day longer to share RTJ2 with you. Thank you to all the jewel runners worldwide for all your support. It means everything to us. Please enjoy the music. It was made for you.
The surprise came after reports that the record, their follow-up to last year's Run the Jewels, had leaked:
.@pseudo1978 we were not the original leak.— el-p (@therealelp) October 24, 2014
Watch Run the Jewels on Pitchfork.tv's "Over/Under":
The first person to test positive for the Ebola virus in New York City visited the Williamsburg bowling alley/concert venue the Gutter last night, The New York Times reports. The CMJ Music Marathon is currently underway, with many venues in Williamsburg, including the Gutter, hosting events.
The Times reports that Dr. Craig Spencer returned to New York City on October 17 after treating Ebola patients in Guinea. This morning, he was hospitalized with a fever and has since tested positive for the disease, though the New York Times reports that the Centers For Disease Control will be performing a secondary test to confirm the results.
Dr. Spencer did not report a fever until this morning, after his trip to the music venues. The Gutter is currently shut down, with tonight's CMJ events canceled. The Times reports that health workers will inspect the venue tomorrow. Early reports indicated that Spencer may have visited Brooklyn Bowl in addition to the Gutter, but that turned out not to be true.
Dr. Spencer has been placed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center, and his fiancée has been quarantined.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a press conference tonight assuring New Yorkers that the risk of catching the virus remains very, very small. As the Times reports, he said "Being on the same subway car or living near a person with Ebola does not in itself put someone at risk." The disease does not spread through the air, and it is only transmittable by an infected person who is showing symptoms.
Read more about Ebola and its transmission here.
Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick is getting ready to release his debut album under the name Les Sins. It's called Michael, and it's out November 4. Now, he's shared "Talk About", the album's opening track. Listen to it above, via Gorilla vs. Bear. Previously, he shared "Why" and "Bother".
Watch Toro Y Moi perform "Say That" at last year's Pitchfork Music Festival:
Photo by Eliot Lee Hazel
Read our 2012 feature on Interpol's Turn on the Bright Lights.
Chvrches have shared the video for "Under the Tide", taken from their excellent debut The Bones of What You Believe. Directed by Sing J. Lee, it's a trippy space journey featuring Martin Doherty singing in between anime footage.
Watch Chvrches perform "Now Is Not the Time" on Pitchfork.tv:
This week, Scott Walker and Sunn O))) released their collaborative record, Soused, on 4AD. Now the Marlon Brando-inspired "Brando" has a tense, rather cryptic video, by French-Austrian choreographer/director, Gisèle Vienne. Watch below via NPR.
The video was filmed in a 1968 chalet in the French Alps. According to a press release, it revolves around three characters: a dancer, played by Anja Röttgerkamp; a teenager, by Léon Rubbens; and French actress Catherine Robbe-Grillet.
Vienne and Sun O)))'s Stephen O'Malley have collaborated in the past, and October 29-November 1 they'll present a dance-theater piece at New York Live Arts, "Kindertotenlieder".
On December 2, All Saints Records will reissue four albums Brian Eno released in the 1990s. Nerve Net (1992), The Shutov Assembly (1992), Neroli (1993), and The Drop (1997) will each come with a bonus disc featuring previously unreleased material.
Nerve Net comes packaged with My Squelchy Life, a "lost" album intended for a 1991 release. Shutov comes with seven unreleased recordings made in the same period as the album's sessions. Neroli comes with New Space Music—an hour-long piece of ambient drone music. The Drop comes with nine tracks recorded during the same period—they were previously only available at Eno's 2006 exhibit in Japan of "77 Million Paintings".
Neroli (and New Space Music) are the only two records that won't receive a vinyl pressing—Eno didn't want to split up the tracks.
Find more information about the reissues here. All of them also come with 16-page booklets featuring notes from Eno plus images.
01 Fractal Zone
02 Wire Shock
03 What Actually Happened
04 Pierre In Mist
05 My Squelchy Life
06 Juju Space Jazz
07 The Roil, the Choke
08 Ali Click
09 Distributed Being
11 Web (Lascaux Mix)
My Squelchy Life:
01 I Fall Up
02 The Harness
03 My Squelchy Life
04 Tutti Forgetti
06 Some Words
07 Juju Space Jazz
09 Everbody's Mother
10 Little Apricot
The Shutov Assembly:
The Shutov Assembly Bonus Material:
01 Eastern Cities
02 Empty Platform
03 Big Slow Arabs
07 Alhondiga Variation
Neroli (Thinking Music Part IV):
New Space Music:
01 New Space Music
01 Slip, Dip
02 But If
03 Belgian Drop
05 Block Drop
06 Out / Out
10 M.C. Organ
14 Dutch Blur
15 Back Clack
16 Dear World
17 Iced World
The Drop Bonus Material:
01 Never Stomp
02 Systems Piano
03 Bonk 12
04 Luxor Night Car
05 Targa Summer
07 Little Slicer
08 Surf Birds
Foo Fighters have announced a show at Chicago's Wrigley Field, their first show headlining a stadium in the United States. They'll be joined by Cheap Trick, Naked Raygun, and Urge Overkill, all of whom are Chicago acts. (Naked Raygun was the first concert that Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl ever attended, too.) It'll take place on August 29, 2015.
Additionally, they've announced a Washington D.C. screening of the new, D.C.-centric episode of "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways", the HBO documentary series that explores the recording of their upcoming album, Sonic Highways. It will take place tomorrow, October 24, at the Black Cat, and will be followed by a live performance.
Sonic Highways is out November 10.
Watch the lyric video for the album's first single, "Something From Nothing":
Here's the trailer for the TV series:
New York indie pop outfit the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have shared the video for "Kelly" from their recent album Days of Abandon. Directed by Art Boonparn, it's a performance clip shot in vibrant, warm colors. The song is sung by Jen Goma of A Sunny Day in Glasgow. Watch it below via Pitchfork.tv.
The Pains are currently on tour with the New Pornographers. Below, find the full list of dates.
10-24 Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
10-26 Norman, OK - Opolis &
10-28 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds Upstairs
10-30 Mexico City, MX - Foro Indie Rocks
11-01 Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
11-02 Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s %
11-04 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom *
11-05 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel *
11-06 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre *
11-07 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre *
11-08 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Nites @ The Mohawk #
11-10 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant *
11-11 Omaha, NE - Slowdown *
11-12 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
11-13 Milwaukee,- WI - Pabst Theater *
11-14 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
11-15 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues *
11-17 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom *
11-18 Hamden, CT - The Space !
11-19 Boston, MA - House of Blues *
11-20 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
11-21-22 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
11-23 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle *
* with The New Pornographers
^ with Tony Molina
% with Young Buffalo
# with Dum Dum Girls
! with Call It Arson
Photo by Ken Estep
On his next album, Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek isn't ruminating on loss or taking aim at the War on Drugs. No, on Sings Christmas Carols, he...sings Christmas carols. One of those carols is "Christmas Time Is Here", the Vince Guaraldi classic from "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
Appropriately, Kozelek's version includes the spoken word exchange between Charlie Brown and Linus. Of course, Kozelek stands in for Charlie Brown, talking about how the holiday season always gets him down.
His friend replies, in true Linus fashion, "Mark, you're the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe she's right: Of all the Mark Kozeleks in the world, you're the Mark Kozelek-iest." Truer words were never spoken, guy.
Sings Christmas Carols is out November 4 via Caldo Verde.
Read our interview with Kozelek and watch Sun Kil Moon perform at Pitchfork Music Festival:
Front page photo by Fernanda Pereira
Panda Bear's new album is called Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, and it's out on January 13 via Domino. (There's an incredible promo video for the album featuring, you guessed it, the Grim Reaper holding a stuffed panda.) It's the follow-up to 2011's Tomboy, and the first single is called "Mr Noah". Watch the official video for that track, directed by AB/CD/CD, below.
"Mr. Noah" is also the title track of a surprise four-song EP that's out right now. Find the tracklist for both the album and the EP below.
Pre-orders of the album include 3xLP sets, 2xCD sets, deluxe downloads, and t-shirts. Limited orders will also receive a double sided 12" x 12" lithograph featuring art from Marco Papiro and lyrics.
Peter "Sonic Boom" Kember, the former Spacemen 3 member who also worked with Panda Bear on his last album, worked on this album as well.
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper:
01 Sequential Circuits
02 Mr Noah
03 Davy Jones' Locker
05 Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker
06 Boys Latin
07 Come to Your Senses
08 Tropic of Cancer
09 Shadow of the Colossus
10 Lonely Wanderer
11 Principe Real
12 Selfish Gene
13 Acid Wash
01 Mr Noah
02 Faces in the Crowd
03 Untying the Knot
04 This Side of Paradise
Photo by Cam Kirk
Last night, iLoveMakonnen was performing "Tuesday" at SOB's in New York. It was a Tuesday and the club was goin' up. Everything was going according to plan. That's when a man in the audience reached up to shake Makonnen's hand, seemingly out of respect, only to grab him, pull him to the ground, and punch him twice. There's video of the incident below via XXL.
Makonnen tweeted video of the incident. After that, his feed was nothing but positivity.
Says alot about u if u not feeling us— Manhattan Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) October 22, 2014
The hate real but the love realer and stronger— Manhattan Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) October 22, 2014
All Love here— Manhattan Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) October 22, 2014
Read our Rising interview with iLoveMakonnen.