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Pulp Documentary A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets U.S. Screenings Announced

August 6, 2014 12:55 am

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Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets is Florian Habicht’s documentary about Pulp‘s 2012 hometown show in Sheffield, England. Today, Oscilloscope Laboratories has announced a series of U.S. screenings.

Tonight, Jarvis Cocker and Habicht are set to appear at the Los Angeles screening, and on Thursday in Brooklyn, Cocker will judge a Pulp karaoke contest at a screening. Find the dates and a new trailer for the film below; that’s a new poster for the movie up there.

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets:

08-05 Los Angeles, CA – Ace Hotel *#
08-06 New York, NY – Film Society of Lincoln Center #
08-07 Brooklyn, NY – Rooftop Films *^
11-19 Boston, MA – Brattle Theatre
11-19 Washington, DC – Angelika Pop-Up
11-19 Fairfax, VA – Angelika Mosaic
11-19 Detroit, MI – Cinema Detroit
11-19 Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
11-19 Seattle, WA – Grand Illusion
11-19 Portland, OR – Hollywood Theatre
11-19 Dallas, TX – Angelika Dallas
11-19 Plano, TX – Angelika Plano
11-19 San Diego, CA – Reading Gaslamp
11-19 San Diego, CA – Reading Town Square
11-19 Sacramento, CA – Reading Tower
11-19 Honolulu, HI – Reading Kahala
11-26 Los Angeles, CA – Cinefamily

* with Jarvis Cocker
# with director Florian Habicht
^ with Pulp karaoke


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Perfume Genius Performs New Songs “I Decline” and “My Body”: Video

August 6, 2014 12:00 am


During his set at Poland’s OFF Festival, Mike Hadreas shared two new Perfume Genius tracks from his upcoming LP Too Bright. Below, watch him perform “I Decline” (at the beginning of the video) and “My Body” (at the 10:00 mark) via Stereogum.

Too Bright is out September 22 via Matador. Read our interview with him.


Spoon Perform “Inside Out” Backstage at “The Tonight Show”

August 5, 2014 10:55 pm

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Spoon did “Do You” on last night’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, and while they were backstage, they delivered a more intimate performance of a different track from their just-released LP They Want My Soul. Watch their stripped down version of “Inside Out” below.

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A$AP Rocky Five-Part Documentary SVDDXNLY Begins, Featuring Rihanna and Unreleased Music

August 5, 2014 6:15 pm


A$AP Rocky is the subject of Noisey‘s new documentary SVDDXNLY, which follows the MC on tour. The first part is available to watch now, with the following four parts rolling out weekly.

In the clip, Rocky discusses his burgeoning stardom, the first raps he ever wrote, and Rihanna, who also makes a cameo. “I know I’m here for a purpose,” he says. “That purpose is to create art. If I get recognition for it, that’s a blessing.” His mother and sister are also in the documentary, and attest to his potential from a young age.

Directed by VICE’s David Laven, the documentary is also set to feature cameos from Drake, Danny Brown, Kathy Griffin, Snoop Dogg, Macklemore, Jeremy Scott, and others. SVDDXNLY features unreleased music from Rocky’s in-the-works album of instrumentals, Beauty & The Beast: Slowed Down Sessions (Chapter 1).


Watch A$AP Rocky on’s “Selector”:


Azealia Banks Escapes a Kidnapping in “Heavy Metal and Reflective” Video

August 5, 2014 6:00 pm


Azealia Banks‘ first post-Universal single, “Heavy Metal and Reflective”, now has a video. Directed by Rob Soucy and Nick Ace, the clip features Azealia escaping a kidnapping, then leading a biker gang through a desert landscape. Shades of Mad Max.



August 5, 2014 5:47 pm

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As you might have noticed, Arcade Fire have covered a region-specific song in every city they’ve visited on their current tour. They’ve covered Jane’s Addiction in Los Angeles, the Smiths in London, R.E.M. in Atlanta, and so forth. At last night’s show in Santa Barbara, California, they played Dead Kennedys“California Über Alles”, which was written about current California governor Jerry Brown. (He was governor in 1979, when the song was written, and he’s also the governor today. It’s a long story.) Watch a video below, via Consequence of Sound.


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Thurston Moore Teams With Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe for Album, Tour

August 5, 2014 5:40 pm


Photo by Jeremy Farmer

Following 2011’s Demolished Thoughts and the end of Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore will release a new solo album on Matador. It’s titled The Best Day. According to a post on Sonic Youth’s website, it features collaborations with Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe, and London-based musician James Sedwards. (The release date of September 23 reported on Sonic Youth’s website is incorrect. The Best Day does not currently have an announced release date.)

A few songs on The Best Day feature Samara Lubelski, John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man), and Keith Wood (Hush Arbors) from Moore’s band Chelsea Light Moving.

The post also describes the record as “Sweet, deadly and furthering the wild style TM exhibited all through Sonic Youth and beyond.” In a live clip from Portugal, below, Moore plays some of the new songs with Shelley and Sedwards. He also says the record is dedicated to his mother.

Meanwhile, Moore, Shelley, Googe, and Sedwards will tour Europe this summer and North America this fall under the name Thurston Moore Band.

Thurston Moore:

08-06 London, England – Cafe Oto *
08-07 London, England – Cafe Oto ^
08-15 Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08-16 Hamburg, Germany – Dockville Festival
08-17 Berlin, Germany – Lido
08-18 Bielefeld, Germany – Forum
08-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ocii
08-21 Paredes De Coura, Portugal – Paredes De Coura Festival
08-23 Pully-Lausanne, Switzerland – For Noise Festival
08-24 Paris, France – Paris Rock en Seine
08-29 Birmingham, England – Moseley Folk Fest !
09-04-05 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
09-07 Toronto, Ontario – Riot Fest
09-12 Victoria, British Columbia – Rifflandia
09-14 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09-20 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Book Festival ~
10-03 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret #
10-04 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s #
10-07 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall #
10-08 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium #
10-10 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex #
10-11 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

* with John Edwards & Adam Go??biewski
^ with Caspar Brotzmann
! with 12 String Performance
~ with Reading
# with Sebadoh


Watch Thurston Moore perform “Benediction” at Pitchfork Music Festival 2012:


Little Dragon Announce Tour, Share Mikky Ekko Remix of “Pretty Girls”

August 5, 2014 5:00 pm


Little Dragon have expanded their tour with a host of October dates in North America and November dates in Britain. Check out the band’s itinerary below. Additionally, they’ve shared Mikky Ekko‘s remix of Nabuma Rubberband cut “Pretty Girls”; stream it above. It’s a pretty significant rework.

Little Dragon:

08-07 Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
08-08 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
08-09 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West
08-16 Tokyo, Japan – Summersonic
08-22 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *
08-23 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
08-27 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue *
08-28 Seattle, WA – The Showbox *
08-30 Chicago, IL – North Coast Festival
08-31 Austin, TX – Moody Theatre (Austin City Limits Live) ^
10-08 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10-11 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
10-13 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer #
10-15 Washington, DC – Echostage #
10-16 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom #
10-17 Columbus, OH – Newport #
10-19 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room #
10-21 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre #
10-22 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex #
10-24 Oakland, CA – Fox #
11-17 Brighton, England – Corn Exchange
11-18 Birmingham, England – The Institute
11-19 Bristol, England – O2 Academy
11-21 Leeds, England – Metropolitan University
11-22 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
11-23 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC
11-27 London, England – O2 Academy Brixton
11-29 Oxford, England – O2 Academy

* with Dâm-Funk
# with Shy Girls
^ with Octopus Project

Watch Little Dragon’s video for “Pretty Girls”:


Mr Twin Sister (Formerly Twin Sister) Announce New Album, Share “Blush”

August 5, 2014 4:46 pm

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The New York indie pop band formerly known as Twin Sister recently resurfaced as Mr Twin Sister. Now, they’ve announced their new album. The self-titled follow-up to 2011’s In Heaven arrives September 23 digitally and physically in the U.S. and September 22 digitally and October 6 physically in the UK and Europe via Twin Group/Infinite Best. That’s the cover art, above. Additionally, the band has also shared “Blush”; it follows previously-shared cut “Out of the Dark”. Listen to it above, and below, check out the tracklist.

Mixed and produced by the band alongside Jon Low (the National, the War on Drugs), the new record features contributions from members of Ava Luna on many tracks.

Mr Twin Sister will play album release shows at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg on October 3 and 4. (Those shows were moved from September.)

Mr Twin Sister:

01 Sensitive
02 Rude Boy
In the House of Yes
Out of the Dark
Twelve Angels
08 Crime Scene

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Medicine Announce New Album Home Everywhere, Share “Turning”

August 5, 2014 4:11 pm


Seminal shoegazers Medicine have announced the follow up album to last year’s To the Happy Few, which is their second since reuniting in 2013. It’s called Home Everywhere, and it’s out October 28 via Captured Tracks. They’ve also shared the lead single, “Turning”, which you can listen to below.


The Range Performs “Jamie” and “Metal Swing” at Pitchfork Music Festival

August 5, 2014 3:44 pm

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Photo by Ebru Yildiz

The Range was one of the many artists at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, which took place at Union Park in Chicago July 18-20. Below, watch video of him performing “Jamie” and “Metal Swing”, from his latest album Nonfiction.Read our Rising feature on the Range, and check out photos from the fest here. Watch more videos from Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 here.



“Metal Swing”:


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Man Bitten by Attacker During Arctic Monkeys’ Lollapalooza Set

August 5, 2014 3:09 pm

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Lollapalooza photo by David Sampson

Ben Lenet, 29, allegedly suffered an unprompted biting attack by an unidentified assailant on Friday night during Arctic Monkeys’ set at Lollapalooza, The Chicago Sun-Times reports. Lenet initially posted an account of the attack to Reddit, while asking for help identifying his attacker.“The mood of the crowd is really happy and a nice departure from the normal drunken debauchery,” he wrote. “Suddenly, I turn around and some guy none of us have ever seen or spoken to, without warning, body slams my friend and begins using his hands to choke him.”

Lenet and his friends began to fight back, but when Lenet attempted to pull the attacker off, he was bitten on his right arm “for a good 5 seconds.” As he told the Sun-Times, “He’s not biting me. He’s clearly trying to bite through me.” Lenet posted photos of his arm injury here.

After taking 10-15 blows to the head, the attacker then walked away without being noticeably affected. According to the Chicago police, he may have been on bath salts or PCP. “I don’t know of a UFC fighter who could’ve taken that punishment and just walked away,” Lenet told the Sun-Times. Writing on Reddit, he also said, “No one stopped him because everyone was shocked by the hole in my arm and I don’t think anyone had much interest in trying to apprehend the dude who just took 10 punches and a punt to the face from three big dudes….and walked away.”

Lenet was then treated at the on-site medical tent. Because the bite broke the skin, he may have been exposed to hepatitis or HIV, and was subsequently placed on an anti-HIV cocktail. He did not return to the festival on Saturday or Sunday, and said it’s unlikely he’ll go in the future.

Lerner described his assailant as “between 5’7 and 5’11, dark skin (maybe Hispanic, but not black), 170-210 pounds.” The police said that no one is being held in custody in conjunction with the attack.

This was the second reported biting attack at a concert this week.

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Godflesh Announce New Album A World Lit Only By Fire, Share “New Dark Ages”

August 5, 2014 3:00 pm


Justin K. Broadrick (Jesu, Pale Sketcher, Final, etc.) recently revived his pioneering industrial metal act Godflesh with the Decline and Fall EP, the band’s first new music in 13 years. Now, on the heels of that release, Godflesh have announced a new full-length, their first since 2001’s Hymns. A World Lit Only by Fire will be released on October 7 via the band’s own Avalanche Recordings. They’ve also shared “New Dark Ages”. Listen above, and below, peruse the new LP’s tracklist.

A World Lit Only by Fire:

01 New Dark Ages
02 Deadend
Shut Me Down
04 Life Giver Life Taker
Curse Us All
Towers of Emptiness
Forgive Our Fathers

Spencer Krug Announces Moonface City Wrecker EP, Shares Video for Title Track

August 5, 2014 2:05 pm

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Spencer Krug, formerly of Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown, has announced a new EP under his Moonface moniker. City Wrecker is the latest body of work since last year’s Julia With Blue Jeans On LP, and arrives September 16 on Jagjaguwar. According to a press release, the new set of tunes marks the final dispatches from Krug’s temporary home of Helsinki, Finland. Below, check out the EP’s tracklist, as well as a crisp, black-and-white clip for its title track.

In a press release, Krug writes:

City Wrecker is the title track of the EP. I wrote it before Miley Cyrus released “Wrecking Ball”, but I cannot prove it. Oh well. In describing the song (and maybe the whole EP) I would say it’s the aesthetic opposite of “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus, which is not to say that’s a good thing or a bad thing, just an apple for you to hold up beside your orange. Regardless of all that, my friend Eetu, who recorded this EP, still likes to call the song “Wrecking Ball” and to sometimes call me Miley, but that’s okay cuz we’re buddies.

City Wrecker:

01 The Fog
02 City Wrecker
03 Running in Place With Everyone
04 Helsinki Winter 2013
05 Daughter of a Dove


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Listen to FKA twigs’ LP1 on iTunes

August 5, 2014 12:07 pm


Next week, FKA twigs will release her highly anticipated debut album, appropriately titled LP1. In anticipation of the records August 12 release, you can stream the entire thing now via iTunes. Listen here.

Read our recent interview with FKA twigs here.

Watch FKA twigs’ video for “Two Weeks”:


Disclosure Perform “Latch” With Sam Smith on “Kimmel”

August 5, 2014 11:53 am


Photo via Instagram

Disclosure‘s Settle highlight “Latch” has been out since late 2012, but thanks in part to Sam Smith‘s recent wave of success, it’s been steadily rising in the charts and getting more radio play. Last night, Smith and the Lawrence brothers did their hit song on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.

Read our Guest List interview with Disclosure.


Lauryn Hill Joins Drake for Surprise Performance at OVO Festival

August 5, 2014 2:11 am


Photo by Will Deitz

OVO Fest is in its fifth year, and after an opening night headlined by OutKast, night two has featured a few special guests. There was a surprise performance from Lauryn Hill, who did “Ready or Not”, “Lost One”, and then was joined by Drake for “Draft Day” and “Doo Wop (That Thing)”. Watch clips below.

YG, DJ Khaled, J. Cole, Jhene Aiko, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Trey Songz, and Tinashe have also made appearances tonight.

Joey Bada$$ Shares New Single “Big Dusty”

August 4, 2014 10:37 pm

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Two years after putting out his 1999 mixtape, Joey Bada$$ will finally release his debut album B4DA$$ this fall. Today, he’s shared the first single from that LP. It’s called “Big Dusty”, and it’s got production from Kirk Knight. It’ll be on iTunes at midnight.

Watch Joey Bada$$ on’s “Selector”:


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Real Estate Cover the Grateful Dead’s “He’s Gone” in San Francisco

August 4, 2014 10:15 pm

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Photo by Tonje Thilesen

On Friday during their show at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Real Estate covered a song by some Bay Area legends. In honor of Jerry Garcia’s birthday, they covered the Grateful Dead‘s “He’s Gone”. Watch the performance below via

Read “Suburban Dreams”, our feature on Real Estate.


Watch them perform “Green Aisles” at Pitchfork Music Festival:


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The Flaming Lips Enlist My Morning Jacket, Foxygen, MGMT, J Mascis, Miley Cyrus for Sgt. Pepper Tribute

August 4, 2014 8:12 pm


On October 28, the Flaming Lips will release With a Little Help From My Fwends, a full-album cover of the Beatles‘ 1967 classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Now, Wayne Coyne has shared a tracklist on Instagram that features a few previously confirmed contributors and a handful of brand new ones.

Take a deep breath: From the looks of it, the album will feature Miley Cyrus, My Morning Jacket, J Mascis, Dr. Dog, Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish, Phantogram, Julianna Barwick, Tool/Perfect Circle/Puscifer singer Maynard James Keenan, Tegan and Sara, Moby, Foxygen, MGMT, Black Pus (aka Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale), Morgan Delt, Wilco side project the Autumn Defense, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd’s side project Electric Würms, Grace Potter, and more. (It has not been confirmed that this is the complete and final tracklist.)

As Coyne wrote on Instagram: “Yessssss!! Lots of great stuff !!!!!!!! Wow!!!! It’s really gonna happen!!!!!”. Notably, Cyrus will guest on the epic album closer “A Day in the Life”, while Mascis and My Morning Jacket will play the title track opener. The Lips/Miley version of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” is out now.

Proceeds from sales of With a Little Help From My Fwends will go to the Bella Foundation, an organization in the band’s Oklahoma City hometown that helps low income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.

Watch the Lips and Miley sing “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”:


Watch’s Pitchfork Classic doc on the Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin:


Rustie’s New Track “Velcro” Soundtracks Adidas Ad

August 4, 2014 6:37 pm


Photo by Christopher Franko

Remember how fun the World Cup was? You can remember it again in this Adidas ad, which features a new song called “Velcro” that plays as Argentinean soccer star Lionel Messi bobs, weaves, and kicks his way through the streets of Barcelona. “Velcro” is from Rustie’s forthcoming album, Green Language, which is out August 26 via Warp. Best New Music and Best New National Pastime, a match made in heaven. Watch it below.


Watch Rustie perform “City Star” at MoMA PS1:


Danny Brown Gets Interviewed By High School Students at Pitchfork Music Festival

August 4, 2014 6:10 pm


Photo by Jessica Lehrman

826 is a national nonprofit organization co-founded by author Dave Eggers that promotes reading and writing skills in students aged 6-to-18. At this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, 826CHI sent a handful of students to interview Danny Brown before his performance. They’ve now published the entirety of the interview. Brown, to his credit, kept things family friendly.

On which rapper, living or dead, he would collaborate with:

I guess I would pick a dead one since that would be cooler. Mac Dre from Oakland, I like him a lot.

On what advice he would give his 18-year old self:

Don’t listen to nobody but yourself because that’s who ends up being up right at the end of the day. Everyone could tell me what I couldn’t do but no one could told me what I could do except myself. So once I started believing in myself that’s when stuff started happening, so I would just tell myself don’t listen to nobody man, just listen to yourself.

On how much of his music is autobiographical:

I’d say 75%. Sometimes I exaggerate stuff for entertainment purposes because I like to make people laugh, but for the most part 75%.

Read the full thing here.

Read “Top Underdog”, our feature from last year on Brown.

Watch Brown on an episode of’s “Over/Under”:


Kathleen Hanna Reaches Out to Miley Cyrus for Collaboration After Miley Instagrams Bikini Kill Pics

August 4, 2014 5:11 pm


Late last week, Miley Cyrus took to Instagram to express her admiration for feminist punk pioneer Kathleen Hanna. She posted two photos of Hanna in the early 1990s, when she sang in Bikini Kill, including one of the iconic images of Hanna with “SLUT” written across her stomach.

This wasn’t entirely unexpected, as Miley has discussed feminism and gender politics in interviews, and it’s not that hard to imagine her being into “Suck My Left One” or “Double Dare Ya”.

Now, Hanna has provoked a world of rebel-girl fantasies: she reached out to Miley over Twitter to propose a collaboration. Hanna wrote:

Hey @MileyCyrus so sweet you posted pics of me…have an idea for an album that only you are daring enough to make .

— Kathleen Hanna (@kathleenhanna) August 4, 2014

Is Miley about to enter her riot grrrl/feminist killjoy period? Will they record as “Kathleen Hannah Montana”? Is this Revolution Bangerz Style Now? Someone get Miley a copy of Girls to the Front ASAP.

Read our 5-10-15-20 interview with Hanna.


Action Bronson Shares New Track “Easy Rider”

August 4, 2014 4:33 pm


Photo by Chris Tuite

Action Bronson is working on a new album called Mr. Wonderful, and has shared a song called “Easy Rider” that will appear on it. It was produced by his Blue Chips/Blue Chips 2 collaborator Party Supplies, and premiered on Peter Rosenberg’s Hot 97 show. Listen a radio rip above, via Hot New Hip Hop.

Watch Action Bronson on an episode of’s “Over/Under”:


Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Plays Surprise DJ Set For Eight People

August 4, 2014 4:15 pm


A handful of attendees at the Leopallooza music festival in Cornwall, England got a surprise on Saturday night when Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke played an unannounced DJ set, according to the London Evening Standard (via NME). Apparently, Yorke went on just around 2:30 a.m., playing to just eight people—some of whom had no idea they were watching the singer of one of the world’s biggest bands.

The Evening Standard quotes one onlooker as saying, “He’s probably the most influential artist of the past decade and here he is prepping to play to half a dozen drunk hippies.” Even better, Yorke was apparently pushed into dancing with some of them. Too bad no one was sober enough to take a Vine.

It probably looked something like the video for “Lotus Flower”, though:


The Pop Group Reissue We Are Time, Announce Rarities Compilation Cabinet of Curiosities

August 4, 2014 3:57 pm


Photo by Chaira Meattelli and Dominic Lee

Post-punk greats the Pop Group have announced a reissue of We Are Time, a 1980 collection of early live and studio recordings. They’re also putting out Cabinet of Curiosities, a new compilation of rarities. Both are out October 21 via Freaks R Us (an imprint of Kartel/Amped). More reissues of the group’s back catalogue will follow in the future.

The band are also offering a limited supply of exclusive memorabilia via Pledge Music with surplus proceeds going to Campaign Against Arms Trade. Info will be available on the Pop Group’s Facebook and Twitter.

Frontman Mark Stewart and guitarist Gareth Sager discussed We Are Time in a press release.

Stewart: “The Pop Group was mutating so fast right from the start that it was crucial to document those first experiments with this compilation. We Are Time is really ‘the’ teenage Pop Group album. It’s full of defiance and the material demonstrates the band’s staunch independence and our really early DIY ethic before the studio became another instrument.”

Sager: “[We were] trying in an inexplicably naive manner to combine Patti Smith’s Rimbaud ramblings, James Brown, the Stooges, Roxy Music, T. Rex and classical aleatoric music. You can hear the results of this on tracks ‘Genius Or Lunatic,’ ‘Colour Blind,’ ‘Trap,’ ‘Sense Of Purpose,’ ‘Kiss The Book’ and ‘We Are Time. … Soon after this the band were bringing in other influences, Ornette Coleman, King Tubby, Funkadelic, Debussy, Jacques Brel, Fela Kuti, Steve Reich and then you get ‘Thief of Fire.’”

Cabinet of Curiosities features a version of “She Is Beyond Good and Evil” produced by Roxy Music’s Andy Mackay. It also features BBC John Peel session tracks and a few unreleased songs.

This fall, the Pop Group will embark on a UK tour, performing We Are Time in full. Dates below.

St. Vincent has been known to cover “She Is Beyond Good and Evil” at her shows.

We Are Time

01 Trap
02 Thief of Fire
03 Genius Or Lunatic
04 Colour Blind
05 Spanish Inquisition
06 Kiss The Book
07 Amnesty Report
08 Springer
09 Sense of Purpose
10 We Are Time

Cabinet of Curiosities

01 Where There’s A Will
02 She Is Beyond Good And Evil
03 Colour Blind
04 Words Disobey Me
05 Don’t Sell Your Dreams
06 We Are Time
07 Abstract Heart
08 Amnesty Report III
09 Karen’s Car


The Pop Group:

10-20 Edinburgh, Scotland – The Voodoo Rooms
10-21 Nottingham, England – The Bodega Social Club
10-22 Manchester, England – Gorilla
10-23 Bristol, England – Anson Rooms
10-24 Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
10-25 Brighton, England – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
10-26 London, England- Islington Assembly Hall

Dan Boeckner’s Operators Join Future Islands For Pitchfork Nightcap Portland

August 4, 2014 2:53 pm


Earlier this summer, Pitchfork launched Nightcap, a series of late night shows across the United States. Following successful performances at the Studio at Webster Hall in NYC (with Majical Cloudz and Dutch E Germ) and Lincoln Hall in Chicago (with Real Estate and the Walkmen’s Peter Matthew Bauer), Nightcap heads to Portland, Oregon.

On August 16, Doug Fir Lounge will host Future Islands. Now, we’re happy to announce that they will be joined by Dan Boeckner’s new band Operators. It’s an official aftershow for MusicFestNW. The show is sold out.

Pitchfork Nightcap is sponsored by Jim Beam Bourbon.

On August 31, Pitchfork Nightcap will host Metz and Posse at the Crocodile in Seattle.

Here’s a poster for the Future Islands/Operators Nightcap show:

Watch video from Majical Cloudz’s and Dutch E Germ’s Nightcap performances:



Foxygen Play New Song “Can’t Contextualize My Mind” Live

August 4, 2014 2:29 pm


Foxygen recently announced a new album, …And Star Power, and shared a new song called “How Can You Really”. They’ve also begun rolling out material from the record, as they played a new song called “Can’t Contextualize My Mind” at a recent show in Seattle. Watch a video below via Stereogum.


Watch Foxygen perform “Make It Known” at Pitchfork Music Festival:


A Sunny Day In Glasgow Share “Almost Like Emotion (The Drop)”

August 4, 2014 2:18 pm


A Sunny Day in Glasgow have shared a new song called “Almost Like Emotion (The Drop)”. The song comes from an EP called NO DEATH, which is being released at select UK record stores (Norman, Rough Trade, Piccadilly, Rise, Recordstore) as a limited edition bonus to their recently-released album, Sea When Absent. Listen to it above.

The EP also features a remix of “Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End)” by Ice Choir, aka Kurt Feldman of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Listen to the remix below, and check out the EP’s tracklist.


01 Almost Like Emotion (The Drop)
02 I’ll Be Signal (Sad Songs)
03 Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) – Ice Choir Remix
04 Boys Turn Into Girls (Initiation Rites) – The Buddy System Remix
05 In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing) – Fang Island Remix

Chance the Rapper Brings Out R. Kelly at Lollapalooza

August 4, 2014 1:58 pm


Chance the Rapper helped close out Lollapalooza last night, and brought out a special guest during his set: R. Kelly, a fellow Chicagoan. They played three songs: “The World’s Greatest”, “Bump N’ Grind”, and “Ignition (Remix)”. Below, you can watch a few videos of the performance via Stereogum.


Watch a performance of “Wonderful Everyday”, Chance’s cover of the “Arthur” theme song:


Speedy Ortiz Perform “Tiger Tank”, “Oxygal”, and “Everything’s Bigger” at Pitchfork Music Festival

August 4, 2014 1:39 pm


Photo by Tom Spray

Speedy Ortiz were one of the many artists at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, which took place at Union Park in Chicago July 18-20. Below, watch video of them performing “Tiger Tank” from Major Arcana and “Oxygal” and “Everything’s Bigger” from the Real Hair EP. Check out photos from the fest here. Watch more videos from Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 here.

“Tiger Tank”:




“Everything’s Bigger”:


Jessie Ware Shares “Tough Love” Tracklist, Release Date

August 4, 2014 12:15 pm


Jessie Ware has shared the tracklisting for Tough Love, the follow-up to her 2012 debut Devotion. The British chanteuse has also announced that the new LP will arrive October 6 in the U.K, via PMR/Island. North American fans will have to wait a bit longer, until October 21. Check out the tracklisting below, along with’s footage of the singer’s performance at a church in her native London.

Read Ryan Dombal’s interview with Ware.

Tough Love:

01 Tough Love
02 You & I (Forever)
03 Cruel
04 Say You Love Me
05 Sweetest Song
06 Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe
07 Want Your Feeling
08 Pieces
09 Keep on Lying
10 Champagne Kisses
11 Desire



August 4, 2014 10:00 am


A San Diego man has been charged with sexual battery and mayhem after allegedly biting off another man’s fingertip during a scuffle at the Pasadena, CA stop of Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s “On the Run” tour Saturday night. Authorities allege that 25-year-old Roberto Alcaraz Garnica sexually assaulted a female attendee at the Rose Bowl concert, and proceeded to bite off the fingertip of the woman’s boyfriend when he stepped in to intervene, according to the Pasadena Star-News (via Billboard). Granica is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

According to Pasadena police Lt. John Luna, the alleged attack occurred after Alcaraz-Garnica groped a woman in her 20s who was attending the show, which drew a crowd of around 55,000 fans.

“The suspect sexually assaulted the female victim,” Luna told the Star-News. He says that the woman’s boyfriend confronted Granica, resulting in a dispute.

“During the altercation, the suspect bit the victim, causing serious injury to his finger,” the lieutenant said. “He lost the tip of one of his fingers.”

Police arrested 11 others during the Rose Bowl show: eight for public drunkeness, and three for ticket scalping. Granica, who was arrested inside the stadium 10 PM and booked later that night, is currently being held on $100,000 bail.

Representatives for both Jay-Z and Beyoncé have yet to comment. Meanwhile, the couple continued their Rose Bowl run with a second performance last night.