Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires are set to deliver their brand of Southern Rock to the people in a series of U.S. shows this fall, supporting their recent single “Sweet Disorder” and Dereconstructed the group’s acclaimed 2014 album.
The trek begins September 25th in Lexington, KY at Cosmic Charlies and ends November 6th in Richmond, VA at The Extravaganza @ Broadberry. The group will be joined by Saddle Creek recording artists Pujol for select dates (as you’ll see below).
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’ “Sweet Disorder!” b/w “Stars” 7” and Dereconstructed are available for purchase from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.
Got yer tickets but you just can’t wait for the show? Have a listen here.
Tour Dates: Sep. 25 - Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlies* Sep. 26 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar* Sep. 27 - Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Festival Sep. 28 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle * Sep. 29 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme * Sep. 30 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory * Oct. 01 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose * Oct. 02 - Lancaster, PA - Lizard Lounge * Oct. 03 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right * Oct. 04 - Providence, RI - Aurora * Oct. 05 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie * Oct. 07 - Washington DC - Black Cat (Backstage)* Oct. 08 - Harrisonburg, VA - Clementine Cafe * Oct. 09 - Charlotte, NC - Milestone Oct. 10 - Greenville, SC - Fall For Greenville Oct. 20 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s Oct. 21 - Little Rock, AR - White Water Tavern Oct. 22 - Dallas, TX - Three Links Oct. 23 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger Oct. 24 - Austin, TX - Mohawk Oct. 25 - Houston, TX - Walter’s Oct. 27 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia Oct. 28 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder * Oct. 29 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub * Oct. 30 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar Oct. 31 - Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar * Nov. 01 - Gainesville, FL - The FEST Nov. 06- Richmond, VA - The Extravaganza @ Broadberry * w/ Pujol
For more information + ticket links, please go here.
Melbourne’s mighty Deaf Wish will bring their thunderous live show stateside this October in support of Pain. The tour begins October 6th in Chicago at Township and ends October 24th in Seattle at Black Lodge.
In case you missed it: We suggest you experience the visual odyssey for “On” directed by Vincenzi Vandella, who describes it thusly: “Rainbows, Snakes, Chrome, Champagne. A live broadcast from the Deaf Wish cathedral.”
Low’s Mimi Parker was interviewed by singer/musician Sharon Van Etten, and you can hear their conversation on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” today [listen here].
In other exciting news, you can now listen to Low’s Ones and Sixes via NPR Music’s “First Listen” (North America), The Guardian (Europe), Les Inrocks (France) and 3voor12/VPRO (Netherlands) in advance of the album release this coming September 11th.
Also in the spirit of (not so) subtle horn-tooting, we should mention that the Ones and Sixes track “What Part of Me” was featured on NPR’s “Heavy Rotation.” WXPN’s Bruce Warren selected the track and says: “’What Part of Me’ is a haunting, simple, pleading new song from the Minnesota band’s forthcoming album Ones and Sixes. Since the early ’90s, the trio has been making quietly gorgeous songs with slow tempos and minimal arrangements. Low’s aesthetic has come to be known as ‘slowcore,’ and while it’s never strayed far from that sound, its members have kept the narrow musical genre in which they work fresh and inspiring. Low continues to evolve on ‘What Part Of Me’: The band picks up the tempo just a bit as Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker harmonize over an evocative melody, asking a simple question that digs into the heart of what commitment means between two people.” (see “Heavy Rotation” August 26th)
Low’s Ones and Sixes releases on CD / LP / DL worldwide Friday, September 11th and, as you might suspect (or demand), it’s also available for pre-order from the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. The limited “Loser Edition” of the LP on yellow vinyl will be available from select independent record stores and via megamart.subpop.com (while supplies last).
Sep. 04 - Wiltshire, UK - End of the Road Festival
Sep. 05- Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic
Sep. 18 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon*
Sep. 19 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
Sep. 21 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club*
Sep. 22 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB*
Sep. 23 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
Sep. 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*
Sep. 25 - Hamden, Connecticut – The Ballroom at The Outer
Sep. 26 - Washington, DC - Black Cat*
Oct. 07 - Manchester, UK - Cathedral ^
Oct. 08 - Glasgow, UK - Art School =
Oct. 10 - London, UK - Roundhouse ^
Oct. 12 - Koln, DE - Gebaude 9 =
Oct. 13 - Hamburg, DE – Knust =
Oct. 14 - Copenhagen, DK – Vega =
Oct. 15 - Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan =
Oct. 17 - Berlin, DE – Lido =
Oct. 19 - Munich, DE – Ampere =
Oct. 20 - Bologna, IT - Teatro Antoniano =
Oct. 22 - Zaragoza, ES - Las Armas =
Oct. 23 - Barcelona, ES – Bikini =
Oct. 24 - Valencia, ES - Deleste Festival
Oct. 26 - Madrid, ES - Teatro Lara =
Oct. 27 - Santander, ES – Escenario =
Oct. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso ^
Oct. 30 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix =
Oct. 31 - Brussels, BE – AB +
Nov. 02 – Paris, FR – Le Divan du Monde =
Nov. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
Nov. 12 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge*
Nov. 13 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge*
Nov. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex*
Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour*
Nov. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall*
Release day is finally here for Beach House’s new album, Depression Cherry. Today we celebrate in the fashion of our time: by selling and/or giving away to you, a bunch of awesome shit. Won’t you pick up some (or all) of what we’re layin’ down?
- Super limited white vinyl editions of the Depression Cherry LP are waiting to be discovered in randomly selected retail stores across the U.S. We’ve asked that these magical unicorns be given away for free, by raffle, contest or other creative means. So please contact/visit your local purveyor of fine records to partake in this event.
- All velvet, all the time. Special edition velvet posters will also be given away at select retail stores! Check with your local retailer for availability to SEE these beauties.At some point in the not-really-all-that-distant future, these fuzzy, red posters will be available for sale in our very own Mega Mart.
Sirius XMU hourly plays. Every hour, Sirius XMU will play a Beach House track, all weekend long, starting at 2 pm EDT/11 am PDT.
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Depression Cherry is now available on CD / LP/ DL from Sub Pop (North America), Bella Union (Europe) and Mistletone (Australia / New Zealand)
The Beach House worldwide tour in support of Depression Cherry resumes Saturday, August 29th in Baltimore, MD with a performance at the sold-out Windjammer Festival at Pier Six Pavilion and end their 2015 dates with a sold-out 3-night stand December 17-19 in San Francisco at The Fillmore.
LP and CD versions of Depression Cherry are packaged in a sumptuous red velvet sleeve. All customers who purchase the LP version of Depression Cherry from megamart.subpop.com will receive the special, limited, clear vinyl Loser Edition (while supplies last). Additionally, there is a new T-shirt design, available individually or as part of a bundle with purchase of the new record. Depression Cherry is also available from iTunes and Amazon.
Aug. 29 - Baltimore, MD - Windjammer @ Pier Six Pavilion # [Sold Out]
Folks, we are stoked to announce the imminent reissue of The Album Leaf’s 2004 classic In A Safe Place on vinyl, worldwide September 25th, 2015. This vinyl edition of the album, which has been out of print since 2007, will be repressed both on black and a limited “Loser” edition colored vinyl (while supplies last). This fine LP is in production as we type, and is now available for preorder at megamart.subpop.com.
But wait, there’s more: Later this fall, The Album Leaf will perform In A Safe Place in it’s entirety at All Tomorrow’s Parties “Nightmare Before Christmas” weekender, to be held at Prestatyn Holiday Centre, North Wales, UK, November 27th-29th, 2015. Event info lives here: https://www.atpfestival.com/events/atpnbc112015/view/eventinfo.
In A Safe Place’s songs “On Your Way,” “Eastern Glow,” “Window,” “Over the Pond,” TwentyTwoFourteen,” “The Outer Banks” and “Another Day” have been featured in a variety of TV shows and films over the years, including The OC, CSI Miami, Brotherhood and more. Additionally, “Window” was used in a fanmade, mashup video [view here] featuring Charlie Chaplan’s speech from The Great Dictator, which has amassed over 15 million views.
About The Album Leaf:
Jimmy LaValle has released critically-acclaimed solo work as The Album Leaf (the name comes from a Chopin piece) since 1999’s mellow An Orchestrated Rise to Fall (Linkwork). During the realization of 2003’s Lifetime or More (Arena Rock) and Seal Beach (Acuarela) EPs, he prepared himself to take on a new direction by founding his rich, textural documents on minimalist beats. At the time of 2003’s recording sessions, however, nothing could have prepared LaValle for the experience he had in Iceland.
LaValle befriended Sigur Ros on their first U.S. tour, and they encouraged him northward to Iceland. With the help of his hosts, including members of Sigur Rós and Múm, LaValle was able to craft an album that ventures into new territory. Chillingly delicate and more pop-based than ever before, In A Safe Place masterfully negotiates the spaces between minimal electronic music and melancholy instrumental neo-rock. The inclusion of vocals from The Black Heart Procession’s Pall Jenkins, Sigur Rós’ Jon Thor Birgisson, and LaValle himself is one of the striking results from this newly collaborative process.