Thursday, August 21, 2014

The World Is A Beautiful Place Announce Fall N. America Headlining Tour w/ The Hotelier, Rozwell Kid, Posture & the Grizzly

The World is a Beautiful Place &
I am No Longer Afraid to Die
Announce North American Fall Headlining Tour
w/ The Hotelier, Rozwell Kid, and Posture & the Grizzly

Audiotree Live 3.1.2014 Limited Edition LP
Now Available for Pre-Order
Photo Credit: Mitchell Wojcik
 
Connecticut's The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die have announced a North American fall headlining tour with support from The Hotelier, Rozwell Kid, and Posture & the Grizzly (all tour dates below).  The post-rock emo ensemble burst into the spotlight last year as one of the flagbearers of the much-discussed "emo revival" with the release of their debut full-length Whenever, If Ever on Topshelf Records.  The album garnered praise across the internet, with Pitchfork calling the record a "rare debut...Whenever, If Ever fights against fears, societal expectations, preconceptions, and the metaphysical for the greater good of society."  Stereogum praised  it "a gorgeously ambitious sprawl of bleeding hearts and far-flung instrumentation."

The band, which functions more as a collective of musicians, has become known for their original ideas and recently teamed up with Audiotree to release a limited edition live LP of their recording, titled Audiotree Live 3.1.2014 via Broken World Media.  The record is limited to 1000 copies and is now available for pre-order.  It includes two new tracks, "Shopper's Beef" and "Space Exploration to Solve Earthly Crises".  The entire session can be watched on Audiotree's YouTube channel and is currently available for digital purchase.


Tour Dates:
09/11 - Athens, OH - Union Bar & Grill^
09/12 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom#
09/13 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/20 - Kitchener, CAN @ KOI Fest
10/17 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt*
10/18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo*
10/19 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar*
10/22 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore*
10/23 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen*
10/25 - Hamden, CT - The Space*
10/26 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery*
10/27 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry*
10/28 - Charlotte, NC - Casbah @ Tremont*
10/29 - Nashville, TN - The End*
10/30 - Atlanta, GA - Purgatory*
11/02 - Gainesville, FL - The Fest*
11/04 - Birmingham, AL - The Forge*
11/05 - Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar*
11/06 - Houston, TX - Walter's*
11/08 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/10 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room*
11/11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo*
11/12 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction*
11/13 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill*
11/14 - Reno, NV - Holland Project*
11/15 - Portland, OR - Slabtown*
11/16 - Seattle, WA - Vera Project*
11/17 - Boise, ID - The Crux*
11/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court*
11/19 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater*
11/20 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot*
11/21 - St. Louis, MO - The Demo*
11/23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme*
11/24 - Akron, OH - Musica*
11/28 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live*
11/29 - Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs*

^ = w/ You Blew It!
# = w/ Citizen, You Blew It!, Hostage Calm
* = w/ The Hotelier, Rozwell Kid, Posture & the Grizzly

Roddy Frame's (Aztec Camera) first album in 8 years, Seven Dials, out now


“This, for any lover of the cracked ballad, the pop hit, the smart word or the perfectly chosen chord, is essential.” – The Line of Best Fit

It is with great delight and pride to announce that Roddy Frame has released his first recordings in eight years, Seven Dials.

The album was recorded at West Heath Studios, the home of AED Records, a label formed by Edwyn Collins in 2011. The relationship between Roddy and Edwyn reaches back to the records their respective bands, Aztec Camera an Orange Juice, released on the legendary Postcard Records of Scotland label in the early 1980’s.

Seven Dials was recorded in sessions that spanned across 2013. Co-produced by Roddy himself and Sebastian Lewsley, the ten tracks feature drummer Adrian Meehan and keyboards by long-time Roddy cohort Mark Edwards, with all other instruments played by Roddy himself.

Following three prestigious sell-out shows in the UK to celebrate the thirty-year anniversary of his first album with Aztec Camera, Roddy will internationally tour later this year.

Track List

White Pony
Postcard
Into The Sun
Rear View Mirror
In Orbit

Forty Days of Rain
English Garden
On The Waves
The Other Side
From A Train

www.roddyframe.com

Mikky Ekko announces tour dates with alt-J + shares new single


Mikky Ekko photo by Elliot Lee Hazel
Following the recent announcement of his debut album Time, due this fall for RCA, and his sharing the first single "Smile," Mikky Ekko is back today to announce that he'll be joining alt-J on tour this November. The Grammy nominated Ekko will be performing "Smile" as well as his collaborations with Dave Sitek, Jeff Bhasker, Stargate, Dennis Herring, Clams Casino, Nick Ruth, Justin Parker, Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco - all a part of Time - on these forthcoming dates. See below for a stream of "Smile" and all upcoming Mikky Ekko tour dates.

STREAM: "Smile" - http://youtu.be/SLYhr11Exhg

Tour Dates
08/20 Los Angeles, CA - The Standard
11/10 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
11/11 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
11/12 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
11/14 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
11/16 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
11/18 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
11/19 Washington, DC - Echostage
 
11/10 - 11/19 with alt-J

About Mikky Ekko and Time:

Praised as a "powerhouse vocalist" (The Fader), Mikky Ekko has been described as a "rising secret star among a tiny cadre of multitalented producers, instrumentalists, and singer-songwriters who are blowing up solely from the genre spanning power of their music" (Nylon). Ekko's "The kind of artist that is able to balance creative production and arrangement with traditionally well-written music." (Pigeons & Planes)

Following last summer's release of his track "Kids" and his first US tour - a run of dates supporting Jessie Ware, Mikky released an EP, featuring songs culled from his performance at iTunes Festival in London when he opened for Justin Timberlake in October last year. Additionally, Ekko co-wrote, produced and was featured in Rihanna's single "Stay" which became one of the biggest hits of 2013, selling over 10 million tracks worldwide peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Pop Songs chart in the U.S., and earning Ekko a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Duo/Collaboration. He also delivered a memorable live performance of the song with Rihanna at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Ekko, a Louisiana native who currently resides in Nashville, co-wrote and is featured on Chris Malinchak's current single, the disco stormer "Stranger." Mikky Ekko was recently nominated for a 2014 MTV Video Music Award with David Guetta for "Best Video with a Social Message" for the song "One Voice," which the two recorded for the United Nations' "The World Needs More" campaign. Mikky's music has already been licensed in True Blood, The Blacklist, Grey's Anatomy, Orange is the New Black, Homeland, and more. Additionally, Mikky is working on several projects with various artists including Zedd, Gwen Stefani, Giorgio Moroder, Rihanna, and others.

Deerhoof Announce New Album + 1st Single w/ Pitchfork, Out Nov. 4 on Polyvinyl Records


Photo Credit: Chad Kamenshine
 
"No band is an island. Felt like one sometimes, in those budgetless and obscure early days, Satomi and me locked in the basement trying to figure out how our clashing personalities and ideas could turn into a band. If we hadn't had that crazed mid-90s Bay Area punk scene to call home, I doubt we'd still be here to chat about a 20th anniversary." - Greg Saunier
 
In many ways Deerhoof hasn't changed. Their new record La Isla Bonita was recorded in guitarist Ed Rodriguez's basement. Situated next to a parking garage, it was perfect for making noise till the wee hours. They recorded live, DIY style, "a weeklong sleepover arguing over whether to try and sound like Joan Jett or Janet Jackson, cracking each other up, one guitarist whose name starts with J always putting too much red chile into the rations," says Greg. But more than that La Isla Bonita is about the eclectic worldwide community that has supported them.
 
To co-produce the record they tapped former journalist-turned-label owner and producer Nick Sylvester, one of first writers to have an eloquent take on Deerhoof's harsh and erratic sound. You'll hear them pay musical tributes to their improbable list of heroes-turned-fans: David Bowie, Ric Ocasek, The Roots, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Beck. Of course their intent is never reverence, but provocation. They are always on the hunt for that perfect union of the hilarious and the terrifying that one hears in other bands of their generation like Bikini Kill and Lightning Bolt. 2014 has been a killer year for young, aggressive female-fronted bands (St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Perfect Pussy, Karen O, Speedy Ortiz) and La Isla Bonita is also partly a discourse with them.
 
Every song is an exercise in duality, alternating between minimalism and bombast, melody and dissonance, and dynamism and tranquility. This all builds to a greater dual theme throughout the album between gloom and joy invoking the feeling of standing at the edge of the precipice and dancing your way off. "We don't set out to create masterpieces. The Deerhoof fan is a thrill-seeker. This is the latest volley in an ongoing conversation we've been honored to hold for 20 years," says Greg.
 
First single “Exit Only” bursts forth with heavy riffs brimming with purpose and Satomi sneering with bold punk attitude. "Exit Only” premiered with Pitchfork and is available to post + share HERE.
 


La Isla Bonita Tracklist
1. Paradise Girls
2. Mirror Monster
3. Doom
4. Last Fad
5. Tiny Bubbles
6. Exit Only
7. Big House Waltz
8. God 2
9. Black Pitch
10. Oh Bummer

We Came As Romans Premiere "To Plant A Seed" Live Video With Alternative Press


WATCH IT NOW EXCLUSIVELY
ON ALTERNATIVE PRESS

LIVE DVD TO BE RELEASED 
SEPTEMBER 2nd

PRESENT, FUTURE, AND PAST 
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

TICKETS FOR ATTICUS ENJOY LOUD 

AUGUST 20th, 2014 - DETROIT, MI - We Came As Romans have released another live video taken from their upcoming highly anticipated live DVD, Present, Future, and Past! Fans can watch the live performance of "To Plant A Seed" now exclusively on the Alternative Press web site. Click here to watch the video: http://bit.ly/1BCyYSc 

The band previously released full performance videos of their songs "Tracing Back Roots" and "Ghosts" also taken from the DVD. 

Watch "Tracing Back Roots" on FUSE here: http://on.fuse.tv/1sHGLI9
Watch "Ghosts" on Revolver here: http://bit.ly/XyE7v0 

Present, Future, and Past is set to be released September 2nd, 2014 via Equal Vision Records. The live DVD was filmed during the highly successful Tracing Back Roots Tour at the stunning grand theatre-style House of Blues in Chicago, IL and captures the energy and intensity of their live performance. Present, Future, and Past is now available for pre-order here: http://wcar.merchnow.com

We Came As Romans premiered the trailer for Present, Future, and Past at the Alternative Press Music Awards, which took place on Monday, July 21st in Cleveland, OH at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, where they also presented the award for Album Of The Year.

View the trailer for "Present, Future, and Past" here: http://youtu.be/qxYnWQGAa2w

We Came As Romans have also announced their upcoming headline tour in support of the release of Present, Future, and Past. The tour kicks off September 11th in Lansing, MI at The Loft and is presented by Atticus Enjoy Loud. Line-up includes For Today, The Color Morale, and Palisades.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at: http://www.wecameasromans.com/tour/ 

The band is currently gearing up to head to the UK for the Reading and Leeds Festivals.

"We're beyond excited to embark on a tour with not only bands we consider extremely talented, but people we are able to call close friends," explains vocalist Dave Stephens. "We also can't wait for you all to see the new DVD. We love the way all the live footage turned out and can't wait to share it with you guys. We hope to see you all very soon on The Present, Future, and Past Tour!"

Present, Future, and Past Track Listing:
Tracing Back Roots
Ghosts
Fade Away
Mis//Understanding
I Survive
Never Let Me Go
Glad You Came
Roads That Don't End and Views That Never Cease
To Move On Is to Grow
Present, Future, and Past
A Moment
Medley
Hope
To Plant A Seed

We Came As Romans Upcoming Tour Dates:

Aug 23 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
Aug 24 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

Japan: Crossfaith w/We Came As Romans
Aug 28 Tokyo, Japan @ Shinkiba Studio Coast
Sep 01 Fukuoka, Japan @ Fukuoka Beat Station
Sep 03 Osaka, Japan @ Osaka Bigcat
Sep 04 Alchi, Japan @ Nagoya Diamond Hall
Sep 06 Ishikawa, Japan @ Kanazawa Eight Hall
Sep 08 Miyagi, Japan @ Sendai Rensa
Sep 09 Kanazawa, Japan @ Kawasaki Club Citta

Atticus Enjoy Loud - Present, Future, and Past Headline Tour Dates:
Sep 11 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
Sep 12 Chicago, IL @ Humboldt Park (Riot Fest)
Sep 14 Sacramento, CA @Discovery Park (Aftershock Festival)
Sep 16 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Sep 17 Moorhead, MN @ Gio's
Sep 18 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Sep 19 Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
Sep 20 Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Riot Fest)
Sep 21 West Hollywood, CA @ Sunset Strip Music Festival
Sep 23 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Sep 24 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Sep 25 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Sep 27 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
Sep 28 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Sep 30 Knoxville, TN @ The International
Oct 01 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Oct 02 Newport, KY @ Thompson House
Oct 03 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Oct 04 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Center
Oct 05 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

Composed of vocalists, David Stephens and Kyle Pavone, guitarists Joshua Moore and Lou Cotton, bassist Andrew Glass and drummer Eric Choi, We Came As Romans have already seen major success with their first two full-length albums To Plant A Seed and Understanding What We've Grown To Be each topping 100,000 sales in the US alone. Their most recent release, Tracing Back Roots topped the Billboard charts coming in at #8 on the Billboard 200. The album also charted #1 Independent Album, #1 Internet Album, #1 Hard Rock Album and#2 Top Rock Album.

We Came As Romans have been seen on the covers of Alternative Press and Substream Music Press magazines, on the front pages of the NJ Star-Ledger, Asbury Park Press, The Aquarian Weekly, and The Metro (Detroit) newspapers, in exclusive features in Journeys stores and in Hot Topic's back-to-school campaign. The band has appeared on RollingStone.com, Nikon.com, MTV Buzzworthy Blog, Axe Body Spray Sites, and Sirius XM Liquid Metal.

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The New Enemy Streams "Evolve To Destroy" EP Out This Week * Proceeds to Benefit Music 4 Cancer



Stream "Evolve To Destroy" from The New Enemy HERE!


In support of their new "Evolve To Destroy" EP available this week, Toronto-based hardcore punk troupe The New Enemy have premiered a stream of their new album available by clicking the link above.

In addition, the band has announced plans to donate proceeds from the digital release to the organization Music 4 Cancer. More information on Music 4 Cancer is available at facebook.com/music4cancer.

About The New Enemy:

Since forming in 2008, Toronto hardcore punks The New Enemy have played countless shows in Canada and the United States, sharing stages with numerous punk legends, along with appearances at NXNE, CBGB Festival, Pouzza Fest and more. They've also received exceptionally positive reviews for their full-length album and two EPs. 2014 finds The New Enemy releasing their third EP, "Evolve To Destroy," with production help from Steve Rizun (Comeback Kid, The Flatliners).

The New Enemy's sound has become progressively more cohesive with each release. On "Evolve To Destroy," the band has melded their influences of hardcore, skate punk and gruff pop-punk.together to create arguably their heaviest record to date, while still remaining catchy and accessible. The lyrical content on the new EP is relateable to the average person that's just trying to keep their head above water - workplace malaise, internet disillusionment and the feeling that all aspects of our life, including our environment and well-being, are commodities to be bought and sold.

Putting their money where their mouth is and staying true to their socio/political lyrics, The New Enemy donates all digital download revenues to charity. For the new EP, they've teamed up with Music 4 Cancer to help raise funds for cancer research. The entire EP (along with a bonus 88 Fingers Louie cover) can be downloaded from their Bandcamp page. Limited edition 7" vinyl is also available for purchase.

* In addition to the worldwide physical digital release of "Evolve To Destroy," songs from the new EP will also be featured in the August 21st Paper + Plastick Records' monthly newsletter compilation available for free to subscribers.




"Evolve To Destroy" Track List:
1. Broken Wills
2. Dark Side of The Swoon
3. Benevolent One
4. Evolve To Destroy
5. State (88 Fingers Louie cover / * bonus track)


For more information, visit:
facebook.com/TheNewEnemy
thenewenemy.bandcamp.com

LO-PAN: Ohio Riff Bringers Premiere New Tune Via Noisey; Tour With Black Cobra To Commence Next Week


With a tour supporting Black Cobra just one week away and a brand new record, the fittingly titledColossus, on the horizon, Ohio riff bringers LO-PAN are pleased to uncork opening track, "Regulus," via Noisey.

Elaborates vocalist Jeff Martin of the tune, "'Regulus' is the brightest star in the Leo constellation. It's a multiple system consisting of four stars. 'Regulus' is also Latin for 'prince' or 'little king.' The song is about a dream I had. In the dream I lived on a planet in the regulus system and the star was about to explode. The planet is about to be destroyed. And I'm reflecting on life as a whole facing the knowledge that I'm about to die basically."

Adds Noisey: "Colossus is a great name... In one breath it handily evokes images of majesty, grandeur, and past glories... It hints at hard-won battles and blood seeping into foreign sands, of rough-hewn idols and monoliths crumbling into the foaming sea. It paints a pretty goddamn inspiring picture. That being said, on a less romantic level, Colossus also slots neatly into doom's obsession with really big... things. Ours is a world populated by behemoths and mastodons, dying giants, sea lords, and elder gods, whose exploits and flights of fancy are riffed sweatily into existence by big burly dudes encircled by halos of amplifier tubes. It's larger than life, and if it's done right, it's way too much for your shitty foam earplugs to handle. It's awesome." 

Check out "Regulus" before your imminent demise, now playing at Vice's sound portal at THIS LOCATION.

Named for the Colossus of Rhodes - a ninety-six-foot statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun, Helios, constructed in 280 BC to mark a failed siege and the indomitable nature of the Greek city of Rhodes itself - LO-PAN's fourth full-length, Colossus, serves as their most personal composition to date and a true testament to their evolution as a band. Having honed their musicianship through perpetual touring and partnering with producer/engineer Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Rosetta, East Of The Wall et al) at his Translator Audio Studio in Brooklyn, the Columbus four-piece knew exactly what they wanted out of this recording. Together they belted out ten smolderingly soulful psalms that reveal just how much they've moved beyond their influences to arrive at their own sound - a style built on aggression without caricature, fuzz without cliché, melody without redundancy and their meanest groove to date.

As a precursor to the release of ColossusLO-PAN will take to the streets next week on a gargantuan live excursion alongside San Francisco volume perpetrators, Black Cobra. The trek will commence in Phoenix on August 28th and wind through nearly three dozen cities, with additional LO-PAN headlining shows added to the jaunt. See confirmed dates below.

LO-PAN w/ Black Cobra:
8/28/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
8/29/2014 Sister - Albuquerque, NM
8/30/2014 Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
8/31/2014 Doublewide - Dallas, TX
9/01/2014 Silver Dollar - Texarkana, AR *

9/02/2014 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/03/2014 Fitzgeralds - Houston, TX
9/04/2014 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
9/05/2014 Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
9/06/2014 Orpheum - Tampa, FL
9/07/2014 Gramps - Miami, FL
9/08/2014 Back Booth - Orlando, FL
9/09/2014 529 - Atlanta, GA
9/10/2014 The Mothlight - Asheville, NC
9/11/2014 Chop Shop - Charlotte, NC
9/12/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
9/13/2014 The Pinch - Washington, DC
9/14/2014 Dusk - Providence, RI
9/15/2014 Nectars - Burlington, VT
9/16/2014 TT The Bears - Boston, MA
9/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2014 Saint Vitus - New York, NY
9/19/2014 Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
9/20/2014 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY

9/21/2014 The Outpost - Kent, OH *
9/22/2014 Howlers - Pittsburgh, PA
9/23/2014 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
9/24/2014 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN
9/26/2014 Replay - Lawrence, KS
9/27/2014 Lost Lake Lounge - Denver, CO
9/28/2014 Burt's Tiki Bar - Salt Lake City, UT
9/29/2014 Dive Bar - Las Vegas, NV
9/30/2014 The Alley - Sparks, NV

10/01/2014 The Garage - Ventura, CA
10/02/2014 New Parish - Oakland, CA

10/04/2014 Downtown Lounge - Tulsa, OK *
*LO-PAN headlining date/No Black Cobra

Colossus will be released via Small Stone October 7th, 2014.

"With enough stoner rock goodness to destroy bridges and skyscrapers alike, LO-PAN show that they are one of several absolutely essential rock outfits working today and a major force to be reckoned with." - Sputnik Music

Cheap Girls Announce More Fall Tour Dates Including Dates w/ The Hold Steady, European Dates w/ Joyce Manor & Fest 13


Photo Credit: Kelly Gairrocco
 
Michigan power pop trio Cheap Girls have announced a run of new North American tour dates today, adding to their previously announced September shows with The Hold Steady and their European dates with Joyce Manor (all tour dates below). The band recently released their fourth full-length Famous Graves via Xtra Mile Recordings. 
 
If you haven't heard Cheap Girls yet, there's an excellent chance they're your favorite band's favorite band.  Tapped to tour with everyone from The Gaslight Anthem to their recently completed run of dates with Against Me! and The Hold Steady, it's apparent that Cheap Girls fans carry some serious clout. 
 
Famous Graves was recorded in Chicago and Grand Rapids by Rick Johnson (who recorded Cheap Girls' first two records, 2008's Find Me a Drink Home & 2009's My Roaring 20's) and Jeff Dean (The Bomb, Dead Ending, All Eyes West). Recorded over 3 months, the band self-produced the record and mixed it with the assistance of Dean.  The follow-up to their 2012 release Giant OrangeFamous Graves sees the band continuing to grow their authentic Midwestern rock that's drawn comparisons to bands such as The Lemonheads, The Replacements, and early Smoking Popes.
 
Cheap Girls is Ian Graham (vocals/bass), Adam Aymor (guitar) and Ben Graham (drums).

Recent Praise for Famous Graves:

"For seven years Cheap Girls have embraced the ‘90s in a way few other bands have. Though the decade is currently serving as a fruitful reference point, the Michigan trio has pulled influence from alternative radio instead of anything underground, and over the course of three albums the band’s pop-rock, Gin Blossoms influence has helped distinguish the band." -AV Club

"A crunchy, power-chord-heavy blitz of anthemic bar rock" -Consequence of Sound

"It seems like Cheap Girls became everyone’s favorite band overnight. It makes sense considering the band plays hopscotch all over those genre lines between folk and punk and garage rock... their new album Famous Graves is one of the more anticipated albums of the year" -Noisey

"In recent years Michigan power trio Cheap Girls has become one of the world’s most reliable practitioners of meat-and-potatoes rock ’n’ roll — the same kind of punk-infused bar rock fellow Midwest natives the Hold Steady have been (more often than not) gloriously unspooling for the past decade too." -Stereogum

Tour Dates:
08/30 - Riverview, MI @ Michigan on Mute Fest
09/05 - East Lansing, MI @ Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU
09/08 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts^
09/09 - Akron, OH @ Musica^
09/10 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme^
09/13 - Toledo, OH @ Main Event Arts Fest w/ Guided By Voices, The Menzingers
09/25 - Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Midwest Fest
10/10 - Chicago, IL @ Township
10/11 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Brass Rail
10/12 - Toronto, CAN @ Cave
10/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
10/15 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
10/16 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
10/18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
10/19 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/30 - Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest
11/01 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 13
11/03 - Paris, France @ Espace B*
11/04 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang*
11/05 - Dresden, Germany @ Chemiefabrik*
11/06 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
11/07 - Trier, Germany @ Exhaus*
11/08 - Dusseldorf, Germany @ The Tube*
11/09 - Castricum, Netherlands @ De Bakkerij*
11/10 - Antwerp, Belgium @ JC Kavka*
11/11 - Leeds, UK @ Cockpit 2*
11/12 - Glasgow, UK @ 13th Note*
11/13 - Manchester, UK @ The Star & Garter*
11/14 - London, UK @ The Dome*
11/15 - Southampton, UK @ Joiners*
11/16 - Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks*
11/17 - Bristol, UK @ The Exchange*

^ = w/ The Hold Steady
* = w/ Joyce Manor
 

Introducing Una Lux - Hear the "amber-hued synth rock" of debut single "Simon," streaming now via Brooklyn Vegan.

Introducing Una Lux – Hear the “amber-hued synth rock” of debut single “Simon,” streaming now via Brooklyn Vegan.

New York City-based band preps Nick Sansano (Sonic Youth, Le Tigre) produced EP, announces upcoming Glasslands gig.

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Una Lux (L-R): Matteo Liberatore, Chris Connors, Kelso Norris, Jake St. John. Photo Credit: Kristina Williamson.



“Simon” is the first single from Una Lux. Hear it now via Brooklyn Vegan or the links below




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See Una Lux live in Brooklyn at Glasslands on Sept. 18th!  RSVP here. Tickets here.

Living somewhere between VespertineDummy, and Dark Side of The Moon is NYC-based four-piece Una Lux.

Do the artists behind these iconic albums need to be identified in order to evoke the feelings their music creates?  Probably not, as the tone of each of these classic records is individual enough—just like the music of Una Lux, arriving with a sound that speaks for itself and possibly you as well.

This can be heard for the first time when the “slippery gravity” of the first Una Lux single “Simon,” featuring the unforgettably clarion vocals of singer Kelso Norris, is released on August 26th.  Brooklyn Vegan recently premiered the track, describing it as “amber-hued synth rock with a grandiose slo-mo attack.”

The sound of “Simon” is rare: beautiful but troubled, futuristic but immediate, mysterious but universal.

“I've always felt ‘Simon’ was about the need to be heard and understood, no matter who you are or what your mental state is,” Norris says. “Simon just wants someone to understand him.”  The track will be followed by its official music video, andUna Lux is also now finishing its debut EP with a release date to be announced soon.

Intimate and yearning, this first group of Una Lux songs are being brought to the surface by producer Nick Sansano(Sonic YouthLe TigrePublic Enemy), who began working with the band in 2013 after recognizing their idiosyncratic style and ability to translate the human condition into something timeless.
  
Una Lux Links