Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Please join us at POST-TRASH. It's going to be a slow start, but things will happen and it will be awesome. We remain dedicated to bringing you the best new music.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Disco Doom Announce European Tour Dates With Built to Spill

A message from Disco Doom...

"Dear friends and friends and friends,

This weekend we play the FREAK SCENE Festival @ Flèche D'Or in Paris, France w/ Prosperi, Perfect Idiots, Social Square Appeltop and We Insist! The festival starts at 6 pm.

In NOVEMBER we're touring Europe with our friends Built to Spill these are the dates:

11/07 - Aarhus, Denmark @ VoxHall *
11/08 - Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller *
11/09 - Stockholms Län, Sweden @ Debaser Medis *
11/10 - København, Denmark @ Musik Loppen *
11/11 - Heidelberg, Germany @ Enjoy Jazz Festival *
11/13 - Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9*
11/15 - Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu *
11/16 - Munich, Germany @ Ampere *
11/17 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Mocrava *
11/18 - Milan, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia *
11/19 - Basel, Switzerland @ Kaserne *
11/21 - Madrid, Spain @ Barcelo *
11/22 - Barcelona, Spain @ Bikini *
11/23 - Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie *
11/24 - Antwerp, Belgium @ TrixBelgium *
11/25 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom *
11/26 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 *
11/27 - Glasgow, UK @ Art School *
11/28 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club *

* with Built to Spill

Quick Notes: Built to Spill, Melvins, Le Butcherettes, Polyon, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

*[subpop.com] Up Records (via Sub Pop) will reissue Built To Spill’s much loved classic There’s Nothing Wrong with Love, the second full-length album released by the legendary indie rock band. It was originally released September 13, 1994 on the Up Records label with the stellar line-up of Doug Martsch, bassist Brett Nelson, and drummer Andy Capps, with Phil Ek producing. The album features enduring singles “In the Morning,” “Car,” and “Distopian Dream Girl.”

There’s Nothing Wrong With Love will be available October 30th from Up Records - distributed through Sub Pop - and is now available for preorder from Sub Pop Mega Mart.

On a related note, the There’s Nothing Wrong With Love playlist is also available for your audio visual consumption, featuring official videos for “In The Morning,” “Car,” “Fling,” and “Big Dipper” via Up Records YouTube channel.

There’s Nothing Wrong with Love was exceptionally well received by critics upon its release. It went on to earn “Best Albums of 90’s” notices from the likes of Pitchfork, PASTE, SPIN, and has sold nearly 140k copies to date. This new, vinyl edition is the first time the album has been available on vinyl since its original run. Let the rejoicing commence!

*[noisey.com] The Melvins team with Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes for a smashing cover of the Bikini Kill classic “Rebel Girl,” recorded onto a limited lathe-cut recording via Joyful Noise. The cover sees the band picking up the pace and adding a bit more of that signature Melvins chug, snarling meaner and nastier than the original track. Teri’s vocals are perfectly suited for the job too, as you can see in the video for the track below. Check it out and get ready to add a new favorite cover to your reperatoire.

*[noisey.com] Polyon is a rock band from Washington D.C. that have a huge love for writing spacy and fuzzy rock music. The band's new EP Blue is chock full of exactly what you want from finely crafted, grungey tunes. Today the band is premiering the title track "Blue," which serves as a perfect introduction to what the band's sound is all about. They take their cues from fuzzy bands of the past, but distill their best elements into something undeniably catchy and fun. Throughout the song, the textures and tones on the guitar match up with the wavy reverb on the vocals succinctly. Listening to the song puts you in the place of the tiny astroman on the cover, bouncing through moon mountains, presumably watching the great world spin. Maybe one day you can listen to Polyon on the moon, but until then you should listen to "Blue" below, and look out for when the EP comes out on Funny/Not Funny Records.

*[noisey.com] Melbourne-based King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard started in 2010 and has slowly but surely evolved from garage band and into psychedelia, krautrock, and experimentalism. With their latest effort Paper Mâché Dream Balloon, due on November 13 via ATO Records, the expands that blueprint further. Their latest track “Trapdoor” is a funky one, using a syncopated groove with punctuation from flute riffs, echo-heavy violin, and lots of of shaker. Stream the track for the first time below.

Guerilla Toss Stream "Flood Dosed" EP + Tour Dates

[press release] New Age Rage. This is the sound of acclaimed underground band Guerilla Toss. Ecstatic, vital, and brilliantly unhinged, Guerilla Toss promotes positive energy and twisted spirituality through the less-traveled path of brutal, intelligent, live rock and roll dance music. The group is lead by vocalist/poet Kassie Carlson her vivid, imagistic lyrics covering a full spectrum of frequencies, subject matter, and emotional depth. Co-founder, ringleader and most importantly, drummer Peter Negroponte, contributes a sense of rhythm and syncopation equal parts academic and raw, providing a solid foundation for the world-class weirdos making up the rest of the group.

Guitarist Arian Shaifee combines elements of noise, skronk, metal shred, and R&B, often all in the same song. Newly added bassist Phillip Racz brings his keen sense of punk jazz to the table, taking the groove factor to a whole new level. And then there’s Sam “Coach” Lisabeth – the latest heir to the GT synthesizer chair – laying down lush pads and sub synth bass bombs that penetrate NYC’s core from Brooklyn’s grimiest DIY venues to the midtown Trump towers.

After a month long winter jaunt to Europe to cap off 2014, GT went into hibernation for five months, the longest they had gone without touring or playing shows. They emerged with a new batch of incredible material, coupled with the exciting news that they had signed to New York’s DFA Records - the next logical step in the band’s mission to becoming the worlds largest rage-psych phenomenon.

This brings us to today – GT is more active than ever, with an impressive list of upcoming tour dates, and their first release with DFA. Up first is a cassette/digital EP entitled “Flood Dosed” out September 25th, followed by a full-length LP entitled to be released in early 2016. Stream the "Flood Dosed" EP today, and check out their kraut-influenced "Polly's Crystal."

Each song could have been written on a different planet but all within the same galaxy. The old warm blanket of GT chaos is still present but now with added layers of harmony and melody that were only hinted at on previous releases.


1. Realistic Rabbit
2. Ritual In Light
3. Polly's Crystal


Sat. Sept. 26 - Queens NY @ Riis Park Beach Bazar
Sun. Sept. 27 - Brooklyn NY @ Shea Stadium
Mon. Sept. 28 - Providence RI @ Aurora (FREE SHOW!!)
Sat. Oct. 3 - Chicago IL @ Hyde Park Free Theater
Fri. Oct. 9 - Brooklyn NY @ Palisades
Sat. Oct. 10 - Portland ME @ Waking Windows fest
Tue. Oct. 13 - Harrisonburg VA @ Golden Pony w/ BUCK GOOTER
Wed. Oct. 14 - Athens OH @ House Show w/ BUCK GOOTER
Thu. Oct. 15 - Chicago IL @ Secret Location w/ BUCK GOOTER
Fri. Oct. 16 - Toronto ON @ 8-11 Dungeon w/ BUCK GOOTER
Sat. Oct. 17 - Montreal QC @ Drones w/ BUCK GOOTER
Sun. Oct. 18 - Burlington VT @ The Sink w/ BUCK GOOTER
Mon. Oct. 19 - Boston MA @ Gay Gardens (TBA) w/ BUCK GOOTER
Thu. Oct. 22 - Poughkeepsie NY @ Vassar College
Fri. Oct. 23 - Amherst MA @ Hampshire College
Sat. Oct. 24 - Amherst MA @ Amherst College
Sun. Oct. 31 - Brooklyn NY @ Palisades

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ex-Breathers Share "Car" + Tour Dates

[press release] Tallahassee punk trio Ex-Breathers are getting ready to release their latest full length, Past Tense on October 23rd via Exploding In Sound / Hex Records. The band are excited to share the album's second single, the brutal and chaotic "Car," together with their upcoming tour dates. Past Tense finds Ex-Breathers shifting their punk influences into an entirely new direction moving further from the hardcore of Exbx and deeper into the post-harcore realm.

Make no mistake though, Ex-Breathers haven’t abandoned their heaviness in the slightest. Their new record, produced by the in-demand Justin Pizzoferrato (Speedy Ortiz, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Krill), has found the band embracing experimentation and fleshing out their ever changing sound in all directions, combining influences from Fugazi, Minutemen, Unwound, and Nomeansno into a new era of nuanced and impossibly tight post-harcore ferociousness. It's impossible to pigeonhole the band into one tidy description. Ex-Breathers have decimated all expectations and created one of the year's most intelligent punk records.

Stereogum premiered "Car" saying, "this new incarnation of Ex-Breathers finds them plunging to new depths with longer songs that unlatch in movements. “Car” transpires a series of change-ups like the choppy tide, its longer run time pulling you under and keeping you there."


10/29 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder (Album Release Show) w/ Woozy & Crocodiles
11/01 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/02 - Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox *
11/03 - Bloomington, IN @ Fuck What You Heard House *
11/04 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs *
11/05 - Milwaukee, WI *
11/06 - Minneapolis @ Pork Avenue *
11/07 - Iowa City, IA @ Trumpet Blossom Cafe *
11/08 - Omaha, NE @ O’leaver’s Pub *
11/09 - Denver, CO @ Bar Bar *
11/10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records *
11/11 - Boise, ID @ Android House *
11/12 - Portland, OR @ High Water Mark *
11/13 - Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge *
11/14 - Bellingham, WA @ Makeshift Project *
11/15 - Olympia, WA *
11/16 - Corvallis, OR @ Interzone *
11/17 - San Francisco, CA *
11/18 - Oakland, CA *
11/19 - Santa Barbara, CA @ FUNZONE *
11/20 - Indio, CA @ ¡Casa de Alvarez! *
11/21 - Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room *
11/22 - El Paso, TX @ Warzawa *
11/23 - Denton, TX @ Gatsby’s Mansion *
11/24 - New Orleans, LA @ Sisters In Christ *
11/25 - Birmingham, AL *

* with Gnarwhal

"Weirdo punks like Fugazi and Minutemen are still the touchstones on Ex-Breathers' second album, Past Tense. But the laser-focused gut-punch is far more dynamic this time around, as the group sets mean riffs and a hulking rhythm section against eerie melodies." - NPR

Woozy Share "Gilding The Lily" on NPR + Extend Tour Dates

[press release] Woozy have teamed up with NPR to premiere the band's new single "Gilding The Lily" from their upcoming full length debut Blistered. After a pair of EPs, singles, splits, and a compilation of the band's earlier material, their album will see its long awaited release on October 16th via Community Records and Exploding In Sound. Woozy, comprised of Kara Stafford (guitar/vocals), John St. Cyr (guitar/vocals) and Ian Paine-Jesam (drums/percussion) have evolved their sound on the album, pushing the trio's experimental "rock music" into new territory while remaining true to their intricate melodies and introspective lyricism.

Speaking to the band's heartbreaking sound, NPR captured the essence saying, "New Orleans' Woozy has a whole lot of feelings, but also a whole lot of not giving a damn" before expanding with "like a Rainer Maria 45 spinning off-center; it's wobbly and weird, with a twin-guitar-and-vocal interplay that hesitates and jolts forward without missing a beat."

Woozy's John St. Cyr shared, "The song begins as a dialog between someone who leaves and someone who stays, shifting into a one-sided love letter as the other character's voice disappears. As the memory of the real interactions start to fade, the other party becomes more of an idea than an individual. The title "Gilding The Lily" refers to this; in building up this "perfect" idea of what a situation could be, you cover up all of its natural beauty. Pining is whining."

Blending gorgeous songwriting with heavy and extreme dynamic shifts, the band's dual lead vocals and guitars challenge natural pop tendencies to create something that avoids easy genre categorization. Elements of indie rock, first wave emo, slowcore, post-punk, art rock, anti-folk, sludge, post-harcore and pure unadulterated pop all swirl together under the demanding beauty of Stafford and St. Cyr's harmonies. Fidgeting in every direction that the band describe as the sound of a "introspective singer/songwriter brain in a frankenstein body." There's a comfort to be found in Woozy's uncomfortableness, as the trio set out to "help turn "overthinking what you said to the barista while you were looking for change" into an art form."

"Freshman Slump" Tour Dates:

10/01 - Birmingham, AL - Desert Island Supply Co.
10/02 - Knoxville, TN - TBA w/ Lions
10/03 - Nashville, TN - Stone Fox w/ Idle Bloom, Watcher
10/04 - Rock Hill, SC - TBA
10/06 - Richmond, VA - Church of Abe w/ Sundials, Ostraca
10/07 - Washington, DC - Above the Bayou w/ Two Inch Astronaut, Swings
10/08 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA w/ Two Inch Astronaut, Lithuania, Clique
10/09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Leapling, Two Inch Astronaut & Very Fresh
10/10 - Cambridge, MA @ Out Of The Blue Too Gallery w/ Two Inch Astronaut, Rick Maguire (Pile) & Palehound
10/11 - Chester, NY @ The Elephant Graveyard
10/12 - Purchase, NY@ - SUNY Purchase
10/13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The People's Warehouse w/ One Hundred Year Ocean, Skull Kid
10/14 - Akron, OH @ Fool Mansion w/ Alaska, Setsuna, Forever Losing Sleep
10/15 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell's Brewery w/ Shoto
10/16 - Grand Rapids, MI w/ Odd Dates, Ratboys
10/17 - Chicago, IL @ Downstairs (at SubT) w/ Ratboys, Coaster, Churchkey
10/18 - Davenport, IA @ Uncle Stu's Haunted Waterpark and Slightly Less Haunted Go-Cart Track w/ Ratboys
10/19 - Ames, IA @ The Record Mill w/ Ratboys
10/20 - Kansas City, KS @ Records With Merritt w/ Ratboys
10/21 - Carbondale, IL @ The Swamp w/ Ratboys
10/22 - Little Rock, AR w/ Ratboys
10/23 - New Orleans, LA @ Community Records Block Party w/ Gnarwhal, Pope, All People & more
10/29 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder w/ Ex-Breathers, Gnarwhal & Crocodiles
10/31 - Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST
11/05 - New Orleans, LA w/ Chipper Jones, HIkes, & Alaska
110/6 - Lafayette, LA @ The Wild Salmon w/ Chipper Jones, Hikes, & Alaska
11/07 - Austin, TX @ Hole In the Wall w/ Chipper Jones, Hikes & Alaska
11/08 - Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
11/09 - Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery
11/10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
11/11 - Boise, ID @ The Olympic Venue
11/12 - Bellingham, WA
11/13 - Seattle, WA
11/14 - Portland, OR @ Pound Pit
11/16 - Eugene, OR @ Blair House
11/17 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Hendley Hotel
11/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Honey Hive
11/19 - Reno, NV @ Fort Rayland
11/20 - Stockton, CA
11/21 - Fresno, CA @ MILF Mountain
11/22 - Monrovia, CA @ Resistor Records (MATINEE)
11/22 - Los Angeles, CA
11/23 - San Deigo, CA
11/24 - Las Vegas, NV @ 11th Street

"New Orleans' Woozy has a whole lot of feelings, but also a whole lot of not giving a damn." - NPR

"Woozy’s new track “Gilding The Lily,” the latest from the New Orleans trio’s upcoming debut Blistered, quietly shuffles with the idea that our perspective is always changing. It begins as a duet between Kara Stafford and John St. Cyr — each line bleeds into the next until it sounds as though they’re thinking as one." - Stereogum

Blacklisters Stream Album-of-the-Year-Contender "Adult"

[teamrock.com] "Leeds-based noise quartet Blacklisters released their second album Adult through Smalltown America on September 18 [ed note: North American release on Handshake Inc (vinyl) and Exploding In Sound (cassette) on October 16th] – but you can listen to it now on TeamRock.com (or below).

According to frontman Billy Mason-Wood, the band had one lofty goal when creating the follow-up to their 2012 eponymous debut.

"Writing this album was about proving to ourselves that we could sound exactly the same as Phil Collins," says the vocalist. "Now that you can finally listen to it, I think you will agree that not only have we succeeded in sounding exactly the same as Phil Collins, but we may have written the greatest Phil Collins album – of all time."

Personally, we think they're more in line with The Jesus Lizard and The Birthday, but judge for yourself by streaming the 10 tracks below.

The band have lined up a number live dates to support the release. Catch them at the following venues:

September 25 – The Wheatsheaf, Oxford
September 26 – Shacklewell Arms, London
October 03 – Firebug, Leicester
October 04 – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
October 09 – The Parish, Huddersfield
October 10 – Gulliver’s, Manchester
October 16 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
October 17 – Maguires Pizza Bar, Liverpool
October 19 – Corporation, Sheffield
November 01 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
November 29 – Mutations Festival, Brighton (with Lightning Bolt, Metz, Om, Chelsea Wolfe)

For more information on Blacklisters, visit their official site."

Monday, September 21, 2015

Melvins Ready "Across The USA in 51 Days: The Movie!" for November

[press release] The Melvins, who are in the midst of a European tour, flash back to their 2012 attempt at a world record setting tour of the United States (including DC) with the Nov. 13 DVD release of Across The USA in 51 Days: The Movie!

The 51-day tour launched on Sept. 5, 2012 from Anchorage, Alaska and wrapped up fifty-one days later, Oct. 25, on the sunny shores of Honolulu, Hawaii. “We figured it was time for us to do something REALLY crazy,” Buzz Osborne said at the time of the band’s transcontinental trek. The band documented the outing via Spin and also through a collection of never-before-seen video footage.

One of the world’s most active touring bands, the Melvins have also announced a pair of Los Angeles dates:

Oct. 24 - Melvins Lite (Buzz, Dale & Trevor) at The Echo
Oct. 31 – The Melvins (Buzz, Dale and Jeff Pinkus) at The Echo

Full itinerary:

September 21 Koln, Germany Underground
September 22 Hamburg, Germany LOGO
September 23 Bremen, Germany Lagerhaus
September 24 Berlin, Germany Berghain
September 25 Leipzig, Germany UT Connewitz
September 26 Prague, Czech Republic Futurm
September 27 Budapest, Hungary A38
September 28 Austria, Bezirk Landstrasse Arena Wien
September 29 Zagreb, Croatia Mochvara
September 30 Bologna, Italy Locomotiv Club
October 1 Milan, Italy Leoncavallo
October 2 Lyon, France L’Epicerie Modern
October 3 Pratteln, Switzerland Up In Smoke Fest
October 5 Munich, Germany Feierwerk
October 6 Frankfurt, Germany Zoom
October 8 Reading, UK Sub89
October 9 Manchester, UK Gorilla
October 10 London, UK Electric Ballroom
October 24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
October 31 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Quick Notes: Spencer Radcliffe, Princess Reason, Gracie

*[thefader.com] Here's a great album about to come out: Spencer Radcliffe's Looking In.

Out October 2nd, it's the Chicago-based Radcliffe's first LP for Boston godsends Run for Cover, and the latest in a long line of striking, different music: he's put out ambient stuff as Blithe Field and done two A+ emo projects, the softer California Furniture and screamier Best Witches. The music he's been cultivating under his own name, leading up to this, his debut LP, is maybe more in the Silver Jews, Built to Spill, 2015 DIY rock mold—but weirder, with surprising burps and dog barks collaged in.

Check out the debut of "Yankee" below, followed by the album's excellent lead-off track "Mia," HERE. This fall's going to be a lot of afternoons trying to decide between playing this and playing the new Alex G, and then just clearing your schedule to play them both. Oh man, it's almost fall.

Radcliffe is also announcing a tour. Dates are below. Every single bill is great.

Sat 10/10 Chicago, IL @ Pinky Swear w/ LVL UP
Sun 10/11 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar w/ LVL UP
Mon 10/12 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddah w/ LVL UP
Tue 10/13 Montreal, ON @ le Divan Orange w/ LVL UP
Wed 10/14 New Haven, CT @ Bar w/ LVL UP
Thu 10/15 Flemington, NJ @ 90 Main
Fri 10/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca w/ Pity Sex & Wildhoney
Sun 10/18 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Pity Sex & Wildhoney
Tue 10/20 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, @ Bard College
Wed 10/21 Boston, MA @ Out of the Blue Gallery
Thu 10/22 New York, NY @ The Silent Barn
Mon 10/26 Chambersburg, PA @ Nathan Miller Chocolate w/ Elvis Depressedly & Rozwell Kid
Thu 10/29 Atlanta, GA @ The Cleaners
Fri 10/30 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Café w/ Alex G
Sun 11/1 St Louis, MO @ Firebird w/ Alex G
Mon 11/2 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar w/ Alex G

*[goldflakepaint.co.uk] Princess Reason’s quiet murmurings have been something of a GFP staple over the past couple of years. We’ve covered a number of his tracks on these pages and in various different projects. The subdued vehicle for Jack Stansbury’s reflections upon life and loves, he recently fleshed the project out in to a trio for latest release, the more hardened ‘Your Divorce’ EP which arrived via the ever-dependable Nebraskan Coast label.

Accompanying the release is a brand new video for the lead, title track and we’re very pleased to bring you an exclusive look at the far stunning finished product below. Illustrated and pieced together by the inimitable Caroline Sallee, it’s a suitably wistful accompaniment to the track’s woozy, drawn-out-summer vibes. The whole EP is a engrossing document of Stansbury’s craft, the languid tone of his voice matched by the band’s engaging backing. In short, he’s simply never sounded as good. Be sure to hear the full EP over on Bandcamp, and check out the rad new video below.

*[SPIN.com] Gracie Jackson is a connoisseur of stoned alt-rock trademarks: lethargic guitar licks, smoky vocals, and droopy, plodding bass lines. The first single from her self-titled debut, “Jesse,” is a bitterly nostalgic introduction as Jackson croons about the sour side of romance: “If it’s any indication/why you shouldn’t waste your time/but these days it’s not so easy/love is not so cut and dry.” The Boston singer/songwriter sounds spectral, lingering for four minutes over the guitar-heavy jam with haunting simplicity, a reminder that, perhaps, that the harshest flavors stick around the longest.

Jackson is planning to release her debut LP September 18 on Wavves’ Nathan Williams’ Ghost Ramp Records. Check out “Jesse” below.

Le Butcherettes Ready "A Raw Youth" For September Release

[press release] Guadalajara-born and now El Paso-based punk prophet Teri Gender Bender (vocals and guitar) is the loud and vivacious brainchild of Le Butcherettes. She is joined by drummer Chris Common (These Arms Are Snakes) and bassist Jamie Aaron, together creating downright enjoyable detonations of off-kilter rock that ooze charisma and light up every live show that they play.

A Raw Youth, out on September 18th, is the follow up to last year's Cry Is For The Flies LP is once again produced with friend and collaborator, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. This time round, the band are sounding even more driven, confrontational and celebratory - A Raw Youth is an album that speaks to anyone who hears a big beat and can't deny the will to rock out, wielding the spirit of classic rock, punk poetics, and raw electric guitar power.

“The focus of the album is the recurring conflict between minorities (the raw youths) and society: The oppressor and the oppressed,” explains Gender Bender. “Each song is a different story of a youth from a different time era. Some of them want to die because their faith in humanity has ended, some want to fight the authority, think outside themselves. Another song on the album, ‘Sold Less Than Gold,’ reflects the story of women who are sold into marriages or into sex slavery and how resilient their spirits are. And despite the different time periods, history repeats itself. There will always be conflict and sadly despite the rebels in our history there are people that are zombified. A Raw Youth is an awakened collective consciousness of wanting to live and not fear death.”

The band recorded the album at RLP Studios (The Morgue Portable Disaster Unit) in El Paso, Texas, with Omar Rodriguez Lopez once again on production duties, as he has done for both previous Le Butcherettes’ releases (2011's Sin, Sin, Sin and the aforementioned Cry Is For The Flies).


1. Shave The Pride
2. My Mallely
3. Reason to Die Young
4. La Uva (Feat. Iggy Pop)
5. Sold Less Than Gold
6. Stab My Back
7. They Fuck You Over
8. Witchless C Spot
9. The Hitch Hiker
10. Lonely & Drunk
11. Oil The Shoe If The Critter Knew Any Better
12. My Half (Feat. John Frusciante)

Elisa Ambrogio (Magik Markers) and Peacers (ex-Sic Alps) Announce Tour Dates

[press release] You know what the MAN said about peace, right? A journey of a thousand miles, taken one step at a time? Eff dat - nah, gimme danger, handful of napalm and PEACERS! America's new band is ripe and familiar with faces! San Francisco pop/fuzz/garage/punk/insert another bs genre here wunderkid Mike Donovan is back in business - the business of creating incredible tunes to get high to, to thrash and wonk along to, that is- with Peacers. Their debut album, which dropped in July, is a sweet as a slice of apple pie laced with fog and arsenic! Until now, Peacers have been playing local spots to crowds around the bay, but come the fall, they are taking the show on the road, to "Everytown, USA"! So yeah, this news is VERY exciting in its own right, but how to make it even more sublime (the feeling, not the band)? How about some Elisa in the mix! On ALL the dates! Co-headlining! Oh YEAH.

Elisa Ambrogio exists in the world of no gods and no masters - she is unto her like she is to you, one of a kind. Her stunning solo debut, The Immoralist, gots glossy melodies, pop percussion shining through an elaborate shamble, and the kind of lyrical introspection that would bounce the most enlightened monk into deep meditation! Especially if that monk liked to reflect upon the feels of disaffected teens and their weird OCD fantasties! A triumphant slice of contempo-pop perfection, The Immoralist is a side of Ambrogio that's been spine-tinglingly apparent since her Magik Markers began their wail, yet hasn't fully come to focus til now. The Immoralist marks a new refinement and metamorphosis in Elisa's musical voyage - more catharsis than melodics - and her live show follows have followed in fuzzy suit! Not one to ever do anything 'by the book', Elisa's got some dates coming up in September as an improvisational duo with her partner in life/crime/music Ben Chasny! Because who wants things to be conservative or predictable? No one, and not her, and not us and not you, that's who!

With that, keep your head held high, your middle finger higher and catch Peacers & Elisa Ambrogio take over America one underbelly at a time come October!


Fri 10/23/15 in Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go!
Sun 10/25/15 in Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
Mon 10/26/15 in San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Tue 10/27/15 in Phoenix @ Trunk Space
Thu 10/29/15 in Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies
Fri 10/30/15 in New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
Sat 10/31/15 in Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Sun 11/1/15 in Asheville, NC @ Tiger Mountain
Mon 11/2/15 in Winston-Salem, NC @ Reanimator
Tue 11/3/15 in Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Thu 11/5/15 in Philadelphia, PA @ Kung-Fu Necktie
Fri 11/6/15 in Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
Sat 11/7/15 in Providence, RI @ Aurora
Sun 11/8/15 in Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel
Tue 11/10/15 in Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
Wed 11/11/15 in Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
Thu 11/12/15 in Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
Fri 11/13/15 in Athens, OH @ Club Underground at Red Brick Tavern
Sat 11/14/15 in Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sun 11/15/15 in Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Tue 11/17/15 in Denver, CO @ GLOB
Wed 11/18/15 in SLC, UT @ Diabolical Records
Thu 11/19/15 in Reno, NV @ Holland Project

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Blessed State - "Borrowed Tune" [EIS Premiere]

by Eric Gagne

Been hearing about Blessed State for awhile, but just hadn’t been able to make any performances. You might know Brian Frenette if you played or watched loud music in New England during the aughts; his collection of band sleepover stories is second to none. So, right out of the gate, this has a fine historical context, with Built to Spill & Leatherface notes in a really nice way, and a dream distortion going on. I love the second set of vocals throughout as well; they’re a perfect foil to the punky british bark; set just back enough that you want to hear more. After a few listens, I had to put on some Jawbreaker. Blessed State isn’t quite as angular, but that works out well; these songs have a great rolling quality to them, so the rounded edges are perfect. Ultimately what lets the vocal urgency command your attention is the rhythm the band maintains; there has to be that stark infinity present, where the listener does not doubt that the beat could go on and on, unabated, if the only song didn’t fade out, or have to get out of the way to make room for the rest of the album. There are some bands that are furious in their approach, but those songs burn out by design; they’re losing pieces as they rattle and bump along the road; there is steam shooting from the seams and rivets. You could see sets smash and shatter against the wall, and it was exhilarating to behold, but that’s a youthful game. As we age, and continue to play music, continue to saunter around America’s basements, halls, bars, and galleries, we boil it all down. We consider economy when shredding; stop smacking our heads against the walls; meditate. That’s what Blessed State sounds like to me; thoughtful and efficient, comfortable with the pathways that lead into and around the heart.

This track, premiering here for the first time is “Borrowed Tune” from the forthcoming Slipstream EP; easily my favorite of the 4 songs, you get a nice dose of Kiana Saroce's other vocal, and it’s really a great representation of the band. Add this one to your Autumn mixtape!

Slipstream is due out on October 16, 2015.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Protomartyr Share "Dope Cloud" + Tour Dates

[press release] Protomartyr's new record, The Agent Intellect, is coming out on October 9th via Hardly Art. Today, they're sharing "Dope Cloud," a new song from the full-length, and as close as the band has ever come to a "radio single." The almost-anthem deals in a currency of lost ownership and the futility of creature comforts, as Joe Casey's lyrics paint mental images of a "saltmine racist gang" and a "pizza king" swollen with riches. It's one of the best songs the band has released to date, showcasing their strength as both songwriters and lyricists, and should continue to make the case for Protomartyr's place amongst the best rock bands of the day.


Fri. Oct. 9 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar w/ Deaf Wish, Casual Sweetheart
Sat. Oct. 10 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar w/ Spray Paint, Growwing Pains
Sun. Oct. 11 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ The Dirty Nil, Growwing Pains
Mon. Oct. 12 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDT w/ Growwing Pains
Tue. Oct. 13 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs w/ Growwing Pains
Sat. Oct. 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Sun. Oct. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Amanda X
Tue. Oct. 20 - Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade w/ Amanda X
Wed. Oct. 21 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Amanda X
Thu. Oct. 22 - Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox
Fri. Oct. 23 - Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse w/ Amanda X
Sat. Oct. 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club w/ Amanda X
Sun. Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Amanda X, Negative Scanner
Wed. Oct. 28 - Nantes, FR @ Soy Festival - Stereolux
Thu. Oct. 29 - Lille, FR @ La Peniche
Fri. Oct. 30 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Sat. Oct. 31 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sun. Nov. 1 - London, UK @ Scala
Mon. Nov. 2 - London, UK @ Dalston Victoria
Tue. Nov. 3 - Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Wed. Nov. 4 - Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
Thu. Nov. 5 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Fri. Nov. 6 - Birmingham @ The Rainbow Cellar
Sat. Nov. 7 - Cardiff, UK @ SWN Fest
Mon. Nov. 9 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Rotonde)
Tue. Nov. 10 - Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Wed. Nov. 11 - Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Thu. Nov. 12 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
Fri. Nov. 13 - Aarhus, DK @ Radar
Sat. Nov. 14 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain Katine
Mon. Nov. 16 - Cologne, DE @ MTC
Tue. Nov. 17 - Strasbourg, FR @ Le Mudd Club
Wed. Nov. 18 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Thu. Nov. 19 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
Fri. Nov. 20 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
Sat. Nov. 21 - Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City - De Kreun

Quick Notes: Swings, Cheatahs, Aneurysm

*[press release] Exploding In Sound Records has announced that Washington, DC’s Swings have joined the roster. The young and impossibly creative trio are getting ready to release their sophomore album Sugarwater on November 13th. Following last year’s Detergent Hymns release on Quiet Year Records, the trio decided to take some time off from college to focus on their music and touring and the results are evident on the band’s boundary pushing new record. The band’s blend of jazz, indie rock, experimental emo, hauntingly twisted pop, and the punk of their hometown is something unique and altogether refreshing.

With further details surrounding the album slated for September, Swings are sharing a b-side from the recording sessions, “Cleaner Spirit,” a futuristic blast of intricate indie rock with nods to bossa-nova jazz punk, complex math rock tendencies and a genre defiant use of auto-tune. The band are making great use of their time off from school, recently wrapping up a tour with Kissing Fractures with plans to spend much of the Fall and Winter out in support of Sugarwater. Tour dates included stops at the Exploding In Sound Records “Thank You For Being A Friend” Extended Weekend at O’Brien’s in Boston as well as dates with Small Wonder, Palm, Vundabar, Multicult, Sitcom, and more.

*[noisey.vice.com] Over the past few years there's been a massive resurgence in shoegaze groups. You've got your post-shoegaze acts like Nothing and Whirr, your DIIVs and your Wild Nothings, your Title Fights and your Pinkshinyultrablasts. Then there's Cheatahs, a four piece group who formed in London back in 2009. Maybe you know them from their impressive break-out single "The Swan," perhaps you heard their debut record last year, or it could be your first time listening. Whatever the reason, welcome to Cheatahs, welcome to one of the best music genres known to man, and prepare to bask in the glorious reverb-drenched sound of the group's latest video "Seven Sisters."

Pre-order Cheatahs upcoming second recored Mythologies, here. Out via Wichita on 10.30.

*[brooklynvegan.com] Mike McGee of the now-defunct hardcore band the_Network is now fronting a newer band called Aneurysm. Going by the fact that they share their band name with a Nirvana song and their upcoming EP, Stop This Ride, includes a cover of Hole's "Violet," you can already get an idea of how Aneurysm sound. The Seattle grunge influences are strong here, and they do it well. The EP officially comes out this Friday but you can now hear the whole thing below.

Jaill Premiere "Chain Reaction" via NYLON + Tour Dates

[NYLON.com] Psych-pop band Jaill's newest video manages to match its stimulating visuals with the mood of their sound. Known for the eccentric juxtapositions in their music—that is, incorporating psychedelic and poppy sounds with darker, troubling lyrics—Jaill just released their new album, Brain Cream, on Burger Records.

Their latest video for the song "Change Reaction" features animations that initially make the song appear distinctly innocent and youthful, but darker themes soon emerge. The video grows increasingly surreal and even a bit grotesque, despite remaining an animated work—much like the song itself, which balances an upbeat melody with lyrics like, "My love is gonna destroy you again."

"I wanted an animated, cartoonish video for this song, and Helen Poser had the idea for stop animation and she wanted to paint it. We brainstormed the concept together focusing on the chorus, 'My love is gonna destroy you again,' and came up with the idea of the boy stealing from the unicorn to improve himself, but also destroying the unicorn," the band's frontman, Vincent Kircher said. "This imagery is actually where the title of the album Brain Cream came from. And then when he shares the brain cream with the girl that he's fallen in love with, she turns out to be a devil and he is destroyed. There's some greed in all of our love."

Tour Dates:

Wed. Sept. 9 - Boise, ID @ The Watercooler
Thu. Sept. 10 - Seattle, WA @ The LoFi
Fri. Sept. 11 - Portland, OR @ The Know
Sun. Sept. 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Tue. Sept. 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Fri. Sept. 18 - McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura
Sat. Sept. 19 - Houston, TX @ The Shop
Sun. Sept. 20 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Mon. Sept. 21 - Birmingham, AL @ The Saturn
Tue. Sept. 22 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East