Following the release of their third LP (and Sub Pop debut) Return to Love, and countless miles logged in North America, New York’sLVL UP just announced news of their first ever live dates on “the other side” of the Atlantic, happening Spring 2017. After an appearance at Austin’s annual SXSW fest, for which they were recently announced, the band will be making their way through Europe, taking in nine different countries in the spring of 2017. (Dates below.) Tickets go on sale at 10am Weds 26th October.
Take an existential trip with LVL UP in their latest video for “The Closing Door” right over here.
UK/EU tour dates:
Mar 28th | The Hug & Pint, Glasgow, UK Mar 29th | Think Tank, Newcastle, UK Mar 30th | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK Mar 31st | Gullivers, Manchester, UK Apr 1st | JT Soar, Nottingham, UK Apr 2nd | Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK Apr 3rd | Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK Apr 4th | Old Blue Last, London, UK Apr 5th | Green Door Store, Brighton, UK Apr 6th | Mechanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FR Apr 8th | Vera, Groningen, NL Apr 11th | Lagerhaus, Bremen, DE Apr 12th | Botanique, Brussels, BE Apr 13th | Molotow, Hamburg, DE Apr 14th | Beta, Copenhagen, DK Apr 15th | Privatclub, Berlin, DE Apr 17th | B72, Vienna, AU Apr 18th | Klub Gromka, Ljubljiana, SI Apr 20th | Gonzo, Zurich, CH Apr 21st | Pont Rouge, Monthey, CH Apr 22nd | Le Sonic, Lyon, FR
The Cold November Rain Tour begins on November 2nd in Chicago, IL, with stops in Little Rock, Los Angeles, Seattle, and several other cities, finally ending November 21st in Milwaukee, WI. (see listing below) For the first eight of these shows, The Gotobeds will be accompanied by their close, personal friends in the very good band called Protomartyr.
In the bio for Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic (a bio, we should note, he was paid handsomely to write), Protomartyr’s Joe Casey offered the following endorsement of The Gotobeds’ live performances: “…the band’s live show is a testament to the cathartic nature of speed, skill, repetition, noise, and red stage lights.” And, The Gotobeds’ singer/guitarist Eli Kasan had this to say about the upcoming tour:
“The last time these two giants of rock met resulted in a near arrest for whatever you would call ‘intoxicated on psychedelic mushrooms, in a hotel, while watching sports bloopers at 5am.’ This time it’s PERSONAL, Best Western.”
Tour Dates + Ticket Links Nov. 02 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle * Nov. 03 - Columbia, MO - Cafe Berlin * Nov. 04 - Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack * Nov. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse Saloon * Nov. 09 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar * Nov. 10 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy * Nov. 11 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s * Nov. 12 - Reno, NV - Holland Project * Nov. 14 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar Nov. 15 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern Nov. 16. - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club Nov. 17 - Spokane, WA - The Observatory Nov. 18 - Missoula, MT - Palace Lounge Nov. 20 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry Nov. 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club * w/ Protomartyr
Seattle weirdo punks So Pitted just premiered an official video for “woe” from neo (their Sub Pop debut) via the discerning music consumers of Brooklyn Vegan. The visual was shot in Seattle and directed by the Fabulous Downey Brothers, and it’s poised to deliver 100% of your daily value for weirdness.
Brooklyn Vegan describe it thusly: “Featuring some out-there animation and green-screen antics, it’s a hyperreal match to So Pitted’s melted noise (see premiere September 19th).”
So Pitted have also scheduled a fall tour in support of neo, acting as direct support for The Garden. The trek begins October 9th in Reno, NV at Holland Project and ends November 4th in Santa Barbara, CA at Velvet Jones. You’ll find a complete list of tour dates right over here.
So Pitted recently visited 90.3 KEXP for a live performance. Watch the session, to see performances of neo highlights “cat scratch,” “pay attention to me,” “woe,” PLUS a new track titled “no name #4.” You can also watch the band’s recent (+very official +very fun) Jane Child inspired video, “feed me.”
So Pitted’s neo is now available on CD / LP / DL / CASS worldwide wherever fine records are sold, and also here.
We’ve got new music for you from the lads of LVL UP; now hear ”Spirit Was,” the third single from their highly anticipated upcoming third album (aka their Sub Pop debut), Return To Love. “Spirit Was” comes hot on the heels of two previously released singles off Return to Love, both of which are available to surprise and delight your ears: ”Pain” and ”Hidden Driver”.
LVL UP have also expanded their Fall tour which includes a Record Release show at Market Hotel in Brooklyn, NY and dates with Bear vs Shark, Alex G and Eskimeaux. Details are below.
[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]
Return To Love is currently available for pre-order; LP pre-orders through Sub Pop Mega Mart and independent retailers near you will receive the limited Loser Edition on Orange Creamsicle Swirl vinyl (while supplies last).
Might we suggest you follow LVL UP on every one of their social channels, namely Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Oh there, I think we just did.
Great news! “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” has expanded, with the group scheduling new shows in Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and a return to Los Angeles, this October. (Tickets for all October shows go on sale Friday, August 12th at 10am local time.) These dates are hot on the heels of Flight of the Conchords sold-out summer run, playing to over 100k fans in amphitheaters across the country, this past June, and July.
Newly added performances include Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion in Houston on October 25th, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Dallas on October 26th, and a rescheduled Phoenix show at Comerica Theatre on October 28th (tickets purchased for the July 3rd show will be honored). October dates can be found below.
In further exciting news, Flight of the Conchords will also headline Tenacious D’s fourth annual Festival Supreme in Los Angeles on October 29th performing alongside Weird Al Yankovic, Sarah Silverman, Mac De Marco, Patton Oswalt, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, and Will Forte.
The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” is their first since co-headlining 2013’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour.” The Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo has new material in the works, which they’ll showcase exclusively at these performances.
The duo was also the subject of a recent New York Times “Sunday Arts Feature,” which you can read in full here.
Tour Dates Oct. 25 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion Oct. 26 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Oct. 28 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre Oct. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Festival Supreme (Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds)
Mass Gothic’s brand new 5-song Sup Goth digital EP is available today, and was recorded in New York this past spring, shortly after the release of their superb Sub Pop debut, Mass Gothic.
Where the group’s self-titled debut chronicled the depths of depression, Sup Goth is the resulting catharsis. The EP is a collaboration between Noel Heroux and partner / bandmate Jessica Zambri, and marks the first Mass Gothic recording the pair have completed together [Listen to the full EP here].
[Photo Credit : Shawn Brackbill]
Mass Gothic have extended their 2016 tour schedule supporting Sup Goth and their self-titled LP. The dates begin August 10th in Allston, MA at Great Scott and now end September 24th in Brooklyn, NY at Baby’s All Right. Along the way, Mass Gothic will support label mates Kyle Craft (August 10-13) and Morgan Delt (September 14th-24th). (Dates below.)
Mass Gothic is currently available on CD / LP / DL / CASS everywhere fine records are sold, and right over here.
Tour Dates + Ticket Links Aug. 10 - Allston, MA - Great Scott* Aug. 11 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge* Aug. 12 - Washington, DC - DC9* Aug. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle* Sep. 14 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle** Sep. 15 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory** Sep. 16 - Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar Room ** Sep. 17 - Montreal, QC - Bar le Ritz ** Sep. 20 - Washington, DC - DC9** Sep. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle** Sep. 23 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East ** Sep. 24 - Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY ** * w/ Kyle Craft ** w/ Morgan Delt