August 26th, 2014 at 1:10 pm by
Today NPR Music has announced a special concert event with The New Pornographers.
On Thursday September 4th The New Pornographers will perform their new album Brill Bruisers (available now) at the Brill Building as part of NPR Music's First Listen Live series: AC Newman - a pop songsmith in the grand tradition of Brill Building stalwarts Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, Laura Nyro, Carole King and Lou Reed - celebrates the release of his band’s new album at the historic home of songwriting tradition in New York City’s Times Square. NPR will begin broadcasting the event on Tuesday September 9th.… Read more
August 26th, 2014 at 12:07 pm by
(photo by Gaëlle Beri)
Two full weeks ahead of the September 9 release date, you can stream the new Interpol album, 'El Pintor' from start to finish starting today via NPR's First Listen.
1. All the Rage Back Home
2. My Desire
4. Same Town, New Story
5. My Blue Supreme
6. Everything Is Wrong
7. Breaker 1
8. Ancient Ways
9. Tidal Wave
10. Twice as Hard
As mentioned last week, Interpol will be performing live from Los Angeles' Mack Sennett Studios tonight at 10pm eastern. Interpol's set -- hosted by KCRW's Jason Bentley --- will be viewable worl… Read more
August 26th, 2014 at 10:56 am by
(photo by Deb Del Grande)
EMA's national TV debut happens tonight on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 pm Eastern, 10:35pm central). Dave's other guests tonight are Howie Handel and Rachel Maddow, and i'm hopeful someone in our PR dept. can get my St. Elsewhere Original Cast Album signed (preferably by Maddow).
Back to the road after that :
Tuesday, September, 16 – Chicago Theater, Chicago IL*
Wednesday, September, 17 – Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee WI*
Thursday, September, 18 – Orpheum Theatre, Madison WI*
Friday, September, 19 – State Theatre, Minneapolis MN*… Read more
August 25th, 2014 at 11:23 am by
Of The Young's 'Chrome Cactus', Tiny Grooves' Jonathan Markley writes, "the heavy guitar racket on becomes almost psychedelic, the slower burning shoegaze-bent anthems become seared into yer skull and the volume knob on yer stereo will slowly inch towards 10," and I'm pretty sure that's a recommendation rather than a disclaimer. The shadowy Fuckin' Record Reviews declares 'Chrome Cactus' is "THE HIGHWAY RECORD OF THE SUMMER" ("two guitars peel each other’s skins in empathy, acoustics are layered over top of wuzzy crunch and the groove is cinched"), The Austin Chronicle's Austin Powell say… Read more
August 25th, 2014 at 10:08 am by
Elaborate ceremonies to mark today's release of The New Pornographers' 'Brill Bruisers' ---- including but not limited to sky-writing and a high-concept videoclip about a radio station takeover that bears no relation whatsoever to the script for 1994's "Airheads" (which none of us have seen or even heard of) --- will be briefly interrupted at 12:30 eastern for a Twitter Q&A (#AskTheNewP's). You've only got half an hour to get your questions in, so this is no time to wonder if your inquiries are inappropriate or completely self-indulgent on your part.
'Brill Bruisers' … Read more
August 22nd, 2014 at 12:32 pm by
After losing some boxes of merch somewhere on the I-10 (IT'S A LONG STORY), Fucked Up roll into LA's El Rey Theatre tonight, kicking off another 14 shows in support of album-of-the-year-candidate 'Glass Boys'. In addition, there's new 7" singles for "Paper The House" and "Sun Glass" available at the shows and directly from The Matador Store :
"Paper The House"
Tour Dates :
Friday, August, 21 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA* (TONIGHT)
Saturday, August, 22 Glasshouse, Pomona CA*
Sunday, August, 23 Casbah, San Diego CA
Friday, September, 6 Irving Plaza… Read more