Just a heads up to everyone out there who still watches TV and/or listens to the radio! Tonight Best Coast will be assaulting both! Bethany and crew hit Letterman tonight (on whose couch the Biebster will be sitting) and their performance at Washington DC’s 930 Club will be broadcast live on NPR’s All Things Considered. All in all your night should be full of lots of surf pop to help you forget about the temperature outside for a couple hours.
They are also hitting the road with Wavves and No Joy so be sure to catch them!
1/31 930 Club, Washington, DC*
2/01 Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA*
2/02 Webster Hall, New York, NY*
2/03 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY*
2/04 Paradise, Boston, MA*
2/05 Cabaret Mile End, Montreal, QB*
2/06 Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON*
2/08 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL*
2/09 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL*
2/10 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI*
2/11 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN*
2/12 Waiting Room, Omaha, NB*
2/14 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO*
2/15 Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT*
2/17 The Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver, BC*
2/18 Sugar, Victoria, BC*
2/19 Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR*
2/24 The Music Box, Los Angeles, CA**
2/26 The Grand Ballroom @ Regency, San Francisco, CA**
3/04 Perth Perth International Arts Festival
3/06 Melbourne East Brunswick Club
3/07 Sydney Oxford Art Club
3/09 Sydney Enmore Theatre #
3/10 Brisbane Woodland
3/11 Melbourne The Forum#
3/13 Meredith Golden Plains Festival
3/15 Hostess Club, Tokyo, Japan
4/16 Coachella, Indio, CA
* w/ No Joy & Wavves
** w/ Wavves only
# w/ Os Mutantes
Here’s the opening track from Cut Copy’s incredible new album Zonoscope (out February 8th).
Pre-order the album including a special deluxe bundle at their website.
Montreal’s Young Galaxy are getting a lot of press about their upcoming album Shapeshifting. The band recorded it, then sent it off to be produced by Swedish super-producer Dan Lissvik (of the group Studio), who waited 9 months before sending back the finished product. From what’s been released, it was definitely worth the wait.
Preorder Shapeshifting from Paper Bag Records (out February 8th).
Directed by Patrick Daughters (Feist, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, Grizzly Bear)
It seems like every artist who was silent in 2010 is coming out with a new album! Metronomy’s last album, Nights Out, was one of my favorite albums of 2008, so I’m excited for their new one titled The English Riviera. The first single is called “She Wants” and they’ve released a video for it which you can see below.
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Homo heart-throb Hunx is releasing his first studio album Too Young to Be in Love this spring on Sub Pop sub-label Hardly Art. Here’s a first listen!
You can catch him on tour this spring, and get his album when it comes out March 29th.
02/26 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Grand Ballroom !
03/16 – 03/19 Austin, TX – SXSW
04/02 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill $
04/08 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo $
04/09 – San Diego, CA – Tin Can Ale House $
04/10 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress $
04/12 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (Indoor) $
04/13 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s (Downstairs) $
04/14 – New Orleans, LA – Spellcaster Lodge $
04/15 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Mess Around at The Earl
04/16 – Nashville, TN – The End #$
04/18 – Durham, NC – Duke Coffee House $
04/19 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe $
04/20 – New York, NY – Cake Shop $
04/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie $
04/22 – Swarthmore, PA – Olde Club $
04/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands $
04/24 – Cambridge, MA – T.T. the Bear’s $
04/26 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa $
04/27 – Toronto, ONT – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern $
04/28 – Detroit, MI – The Old Miami $
04/29 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle $
04/30 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club $
05/01 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry $
05/03 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium $
05/04 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr. $
05/05 – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar $
05/07 – Denver, Co – Hi Dive $
! = w/ Best Coast & Wavves
$ = w/ Shannon & The Clams
# = w/ Jeff The Brotherhood
Kraut-inspired rockers Fujiya & Miyagi are back with a new album called Ventriloquizzing out today on Yep Roc Records. Check out the video for the single “Yo Yo” below and get the album for $3.99 at Yep Roc’s website today only.
Toro y Moi has a new album coming out in February called Underneath the Pine. Unlike last year’s Causers of This, the new album is all live instruments and by the sound of the first single, it’s pretty funky. Take a listen to “Still Sound.”
He’s also encouraging people to remix the track, and some have already done so. You can download the stems here.