Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lorde Reveals "Yellow Flicker Beat" Available Now. North American Tour Continues.






Today multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Lorde unveiled her new single “Yellow Flicker Beat”, the lead song from the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The single is available now on iTunes and Spotify and will be on all digital retailers tomorrow.

The highly anticipated single offers an intriguing glimpse into what has become one of the most talked about soundtracks of 2014. Co-produced by fellow GRAMMY® Award-winners Paul Epworth and Joel Little“Yellow Flicker Beat” is Lorde's third official U.S single. The single will be released as part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, which is curated entirely by the 17-year old artist herself and will be released by Republic Records in November.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence,Josh HutchersonLiam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson. The film is the latest installment in Lionsgate’s global box office phenomenon based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling “Hunger Games” trilogy and will be released in theaters worldwide onNovember 21, 2014.

It’s been almost a year to the day since Lorde's game changing and critically acclaimed debut PURE HEROINE [LAVA/Republic Records] was released in North America. Since then, she has firmly established herself as one of the 21st century’s most vital and vibrant young female artists of a generation.

Her quadruple platinum selling single "Royals" helped earn two Billboard Music Awards for 'Best New Artist' and 'Best Rock Song,' and two GRAMMY® Awards for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Solo Performance.’ She currently holds the record for 'Longest #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Female Artist in 2013' and longest standing #1 for any female artist in the Billboard Alternative Chart history.

Lorde has graced the cover of Billboard MagazineRolling Stone Magazine and is currently the cover girl for ELLE Magazine’sOctober issue, on stands now nationwide.  Catch Lorde on tour this fall (dates below).

09/30 - The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
10/02 - Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
10/03 - Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
10/06 - Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
10/07 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
10/09 - Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
10/10 - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater – San Diego, CA
10/10 - 10/12 @ Austin City Limits – Austin, TX (Weekend 2 only)
Tickets available at: http://tickets.lorde.co.nz
"Pure Heroine" is available on iTunesAmazonSpotify and stores nationwide.

Gerard Way's Debut Solo Album 'Hesitant Alien' Out Today On Warner Bros. Records

Los Angeles, CA - Hesitant Alien, the debut solo album from former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, is out today on Warner Bros. Records.

Way will make two in-store appearances to celebrate the release of Hesitant Alien. He will be signing copies of the album today at Vacation Vinyl, 3815 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, at 5:30 p.m. Fans will also be able to help create a custom art piece to commemorate the album's release. 

Way will also be signing copies of Hesitant Alien at Hot Topic Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd. #345, Hollywood, CA 90028, on October 4th. As of last Friday, those who purchase a CD + T-shirt bundle at the store will receive a wristband that guarantees the opportunity to meet Way. LOLA will be making a special appearance at this event. Those who take their photo with LOLA can enter to win a pair of tickets to see Way live on October 14th at The Fonda Theater.

Here's what critics have had to say about Hesitant Alien:

"One of the freakiest, sexiest, most heroic rock records of 2014." - BlackBook

"Electrifying... Gerard Way mines Brit pop, glam rock, and iconic guitar heroes for a startling new solo turn." - MTV

"The liberated-sounding, hummable Hesitant Alien is an excellent entrant, its ambitions realizing themselves in sometimes-surprising ways." - Wondering Sound

"The world needs rock stars. And Gerard has proved himself to be one of the best." - Kerrang

"Hesitant Alien has enough requisite cool and clamor to insure he stays both relevant and remarkably vibrant - and, you know, cool as fuck." - Alternative Press

Hesitant Alien was produced by longtime engineer Doug McKean (MCR's May Death Never Stop You: The Greatest Hits 2001-2013, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) and mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys).

Purchase Hesitant Alien here.

Watch the music video for "No Shows" here.

Catch Gerard Way on tour this fall:

10/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
10/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour (SOLD OUT)
10/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre (SOLD OUT)
10/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre (SOLD OUT)
10/19 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club (SOLD OUT)
10/20 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza (SOLD OUT)
10/22 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
10/23 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

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Stream Iceage's New Album, Out October 7th On Matador!

Excitement has been rapidly building leading into the release of Plowing Into The Field Of Love, the bold and forceful third album by Copenhagen's Iceage. After sharing four distinct songs (three of which were named "Best New Track" by Pitchfork, all of which were lauded by The FADER and many other respected outlets) off a record stacked with standouts, the band is offering a stream of the entire album for anyone to embed. This is an album about seeing, learning, and rejecting things, in a cycle that repeats and builds. The reference points are wildly varied, but the sound is uniquely and darkly Iceage. It is the anthemic sound of a band in motion, unafraid of change, filled with curiosity, musicality and ambition. Throughout, the four members channel the rage and emotion of their tempestuous early releases into finely honed musicianship -- piano, mandolin, viola and organ are featured atop Johan Suurballe-Wieth's razor-sharp guitars, and the lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has a clear, uncompressed sound, and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt's desperate vocals are out front, nakedly accountable for the words as he sings of what it is like to be out in the world, dizzy with its offerings, perched on a plateau of false confidence, bliss, fantasy and delirious self-denial.


"Glassy Eyed, Dormant and Veiled" stream - http://youtu.be/O_aMZsXIINM 
"The Lord's Favorite" video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roB4hRdLlas 

Fri. Oct. 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Helm
Sat. Oct. 11 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ Helm
Sun. Oct. 12 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Helm
Wed. Oct. 15 - Easthampton, MA @ The Flywheel Arts Collective w/ Helm
Thu. Oct. 16 - Boston, Ma @ The Great Scott w/ Helm and Rakta
Fri. Oct. 17 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola w/ Merchandise, Lower, Father Murphy
Sat. Oct. 18 - Ottawa, ON @ Gabba Hey w/ Father Murphy
Sun. Oct. 19 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe w/ Father Murphy
Tue. Oct. 21 - Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House w/ Helm, Father Murphy
Wed. Oct. 22 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Helm, Father Murphy
Thu. Oct. 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock w/ Helm
Fri. Oct. 24 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown w/ Helm
Sat. Oct. 25 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall w/ Helm
Sun. Oct. 26 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive w/ Helm
Mon. Oct. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Helm
Wed. Oct. 29 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project w/ Helm
Fri. Oct. 31 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Helm
Sat. Nov. 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Helm + Rakta
Sun. Nov. 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Helm
Mon. Nov. 3 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Helm
Tue. Nov. 4 - Phoenix, AZ @ 51 West w/ Helm
Wed. Nov. 5 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister w/ Helm
Sat. Nov. 8 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fri. Nov. 21 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
Sat. Nov. 22 - Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
Sun. Nov. 23 - Trier, DE @ Exhaus
Mon. Nov. 24 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
Tue. Nov. 25 - Esslingen, DE @ Komma
Wed. Nov. 26 - Vienna, AT @ Arena
Thu. Nov. 27 - Munich, DE @ Strom
Fri. Nov. 28 - Zurich, CH @ Kinski
Sat. Nov. 29 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
Sun. Nov. 30 - Antwerpen, BE @ Het Bos
Mon. Dec. 1 - Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino
Tue. Dec. 2 - London, UK @ 100 Club

Matador Store - smarturl.it/mata.FieldofLove 

Iceage online:

Stream Tomorrows Tulips New Album On The FADER; 'WHEN' Out 10/7 On Burger Records

The day is almost upon us when Tomorrows Tulips release their new album, WHEN, out 10/7 on Burger Records. It's a shambolic and loving affair, a record that feels as raw as the stories and emotions expressed within. Here's your chance to listen before you buy it, because The FADER has the goods. WHEN showcases the group's evolution through a blend of pop sensibilities with post punk, noise rock and DIY recording techniques - endeavors that demonstrate the band's interest in experimentation and impromptu deconstruction. Now go give it a listen and get loose, ok?

Listen to "Glued To You" here: http://bit.ly/1r1Km2G
Watch an album teaser featuring the song "Baby": http://youtu.be/zdiSRHPbyNI
Watch the video for "Baby/Glued To You" (NSFW): http://youtu.be/ANlwsJnvmaQ  
Pre-order WHEN here: http://bit.ly/1DwXpBs


Wed. Oct. 1 - Brisbane, AUS @ Black Bear Lodge
Fri. Oct. 3 - Byron Bay, AUS @ The Northern
Fri. Oct. 10 - London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
Sat. Oct. 11 - Manchester, UK @ Kraak
Sun. Oct 12 - Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
Mon. Oct. 13 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope
Tue. Oct. 14 - Lille, FR @ El Diablo
Wed. Oct. 15 - Paris, FR @ Espace B
Thu. Oct. 16 - Dijon, FR @ La péniche cancale
Fri. Oct. 17 - Rorschach, CH @ Treppenhaus
Sat. Oct. 18 - Lugano, CH @ II Casotto
Mon. Oct. 20 - Milano, IT @ Gatto
Thu. Oct. 23 - Athens, GR @ Tiki Bar
Fri. Oct. 24 - Volos, GR @ Volume Fest
Sun. Oct. 26 - Ravenna, IT @ Mogg
Tue. Oct. 28 - Marseille, FR @ Humeur Massacrante
Wed. Oct. 29 - Barcelona, ES @ Lupita del Raval
Thu. Oct. 30 - San Sebastian, ES @ Dabadaba
Sat. Nov. 1 - Angers, FR @ Un Brin Folk
Sun. Nov. 2 - Brussels, BE @ KultuurKaffee

Tomorrows Tulips Online:

Chumped Announce Debut LP "Teenage Retirement", Noisey Streams New Track "Songs About Boats", Fall Tour Dates Announced

Brooklyn's Chumped has been winning the hearts this fall with the release of their latest EP That's The Thing Is Like... earlier this month.  But today Noisey brought the excitement surrounding the band to a whole new level when they premiered a new track "Songs About Boats" from Chumped's upcoming debut LP Teenage Retirement, out November 18 via Anchorless Records.  The site praised the upcoming record, saying "The band’s carefree-but-dedicated work ethic bleeds through on this record. It maintains everything that makes Chumped great—a commitment to perfectly crafted catchy songwriting".

The self-described "bummer punk" quartet formed in Brooklyn in 2012 and began making a name for themselves in the Brooklyn DIY scene, combining 90s indie with pop punk to create songs that are energetic, reflective and just a bit gritty and sloppy in all the most endearing ways.  Their self-titled 2013 debut EP caught the attention of places such asNoiseyAV ClubAlternative Press and BrooklynVegan who were early to champion the young band and helped contribute to an ever-growing momentum and a busy 2014.  Chumped has announced new tour fall tour dates today, and will also appear at Fest 13 (all tour dates below).

Track Listing:
01) December Is The Longest Month
02) Hot 97 Summer Jam
03) Coffee
04) Novella Ella Ella Eh
05) Anywhere But Here
06) Name That Thing
07) Songs About Boats
08) Long Division
09) Something About Geography
10) Penny
11) The Pains Of Being?
12) Old And Tired

Tour Dates:
10/26 - Baltimore, MD @TBA
10/27 - Durham, NC @Dukes Coffee House w/ Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra
10/28 - Orlando, FL @The Peacock Room w/ You Blew It, Mikey Erg, Pup, Little Big League
10/29 - FL @TBA
10/30 - FL @TBA
11/01 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/02 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/03 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub^
11/04 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox^
11/05 - Washington, DC @ DC9^
11/06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary^
11/07 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge^
11/08 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall^
11/09 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Antarctigo Vespucci, Hard Girls
11/10 - Fort Wayne, IN @The Brass Rail
11/11 - Chicago, IL @Township w/ Astpai, Typesetter
11/13 - Fort Collins, CO @Surfside 7 w/ Elway, Arliss Nancy, Sour Boy Bitter Girl
11/14 - Denver, CO @TBA w/ Living Alone, Stressed
11/15 - Oklahoma City, OK The Blue Note
11/16 - Kansas City, MO @TBA
11/17 - St. Louis, MO @TBA
11/18 - Bloomington, IN @TBA
11/19 - Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups w/ Slouch
11/20 - Pittsburgh, PA @TBA
11/21 - Richmond, VA w/ Say-10 Records Anniversary Show
^ = w/ PUP, Beach Slang

SECRET CUTTER Confirms European Release Of Debut LP Via Holy Roar Records & Tape Version Through Grimoire Cassette Cvlture; Band Added To CBGB Festival In NYC

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania trio, SECRET CUTTER, has confirmed a new European distribution deal and a limited cassette edition of their debut LP, Self Titled.

Spewing forth a wretched, caustic amalgamation of sludge, hardcore and grind elements, SECRET CUTTER jumped from a local band to gaining international praise seemingly overnight following the release of Self Titled, with incredible reactions from media outlets appearing everywhere this Summer. Comprised of drummer Jared Stimpfl, vocalist Ekim and guitarist Evan Morey, their output blends elements seemingly influenced as much by Deadguy and Converge as Eyehategod and Godflesh, delivered through a backline massive enough to power a band twice their size, delivering a live show as intense as their recorded material. With over twenty-six minutes of pure slaughterhouse material, produced by the band at Stimpfl's Captured Recording Studios, SECRET CUTTER's forceful songwriting, and eclectic, brutal musical dementia comes alive through a maelstrom of ten vigorous tracks on Self Titled.

The critical acclaim of Self Titled has spread around the globe like a contagion, now infecting several labels who will issue new versions of the record, following their self-release of the album on LP and digital download through their own Bethlehem Rust label earlier this year. SECRET CUTTER has hooked up with London-based Holy Roar Records (Enabler, OHHMS, Strife, Coliseum) for European distribution of Self Titled. In addition, a cassette version of the record will be available through San Diego-based Grimoire Cassette Cvlture (Indian, Fister, Goryl), in a limited run of 150 copies. All versions of Self Titled include a free digital download of the full album as well. Self Titled can be purchased on black vinyl in Europe via Holy Roar HERE, on cassette from Grimoire Cassette Cvlture HERE, and stateside on three different colors of vinyl as well as digital through the band HERE.

Also check out a recent gear feature on SECRET CUTTER's sole axeman Evan Morey's massive setup which helps deliver the band's unique auditory brutality via PureGrainAudio HERE.

Following several shows in support of Self Titled this Summer, including a devastating set at the first annual Uninvited Fest in Brooklyn last week, SECRET CUTTER continues to book new gigs, including having just been confirmed to take part in NYC's CBGB's Festival. The band will raid Saint Vitus Bar on October 11th, providing support for Primitive Weapons and Vision Of Disorder. Further live actions will be announced throughout the coming weeks and the rest of 2014 as Secret Cutter continues to write new material for their next release.

10/11/2014 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Vision If Disorder, Primitive Weapons [info]

"Secret Cutter appeal to a lot of different appetites-sludge heads looking for something a little more complicated than rote Eyehategod worship, old hardcore dudes wanting to go heavier but avoid sounding like Nails, and most of all, those committed to the mosh. They would be foolish not to tour with Xibalba or Harms Way." - Pitchfork

"... the band Billy Anderson would listen to if he was having the worst day of his life... Self Titled defies categorization by acting as a round-up of heavy albums' heavy parts. Sludgy, thrashy, grindy; doesn't matter. As long as it's bruising, it'll make the cut." - Invisible Oranges

"Take the anarcho-hardcore of bands like Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, Coalesce, and Converge and then meld it together using molten lava and brimstone with the sludge filled bile of bands like Eyehategod and Buzzov-en, and you'd have a close approximation of just how nasty this record is." - Metal Insider

"A three piece shouldn't sound this heavy, but Allentown, Pennsylvania's Secret Cutter manages to pull off the impossible..." - About.com

"No nonsense crushing music, vocals that are delivered with raw animal power, with a mix and master that compliment the music." 9/10" - This Is Not A Scene

Cathedrals premiere "Unbound" video via FADER. Live in New York 10/23 at Neon Gold Records CMJ showcase

FADER premieres Cathedrals' music video "Unbound" HERE + Youtube HERE.

is a collaboration with SF ballet principal dancer Maria Kochetkova and The Sugar Cubes light sculpture 

New York show announced:
10/23 at Neon Gold's NEW SHAPES CMJ

see video HERE

Cathedrals EP out now on Neon Gold Records
(available now digitally + on transparent black grape 10" vinyl incl. MP3 download)

Today, FADER Magazine premieres Cathedrals' "Unbound" video which a collaboration between the band, Maria Kochetkova who is the principal ballerina in the San Francisco ballet and The Sugar Cubes light sculpture (see piece on Discovery Channel). "Unbound" was directed by Sam Pressman and the cinematographer Isaac Bauman (John Legend, Sam Smith, Drake, The Presets and Blood Orange). 

 “The intimacy of the lovers is the ground, the base emotion of the song – the light cubes are the rhythm, continuous in every shot of the video they remind that everyone herein is coexisting even if we so often feel separate – Maria is the spirit, up and down, dancing our worlds together – and Cathedrals are our storytellers mirroring the struggle of the lovers to find each other. " - director Sam Pressman in FADER 

Next month, the San Francisco duo will play their first ever East Coast show at Neon Gold's New Shapes CMJ showcase on October 23rd. Don't miss the band live, please information HERE

Cathedrals, the San Francisco duo comprised of Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin released their self-titled debut EP on Neon Gold Records earlier this month. The self-titled EP is available on transparent black grape 10" vinyl including an MP3 download, order smarturl.it/CathedralsEP .

Last month, Interview Magazine premiered the fourth EP single "OOO AAA" HERE, with an interview that dives into the band's background as a pillar of the San Francisco artist community via Johnny's warehouse gallery, The SUB.

Cathedrals previously revealed "Harlem" HERE and "Unbound" HERE via their soundcloud, and both songs shot to the #1 position on the Hype Machine chart in no time.  

"Want My Love" marked Cathedrals' first single with esteemed New York pop impresarios Neon Gold Records. Looking set to follow in the illustrious footsteps Neon Gold acts before them (Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Gotye, et. al), Cathedrals fit beautifully amongst the backdrop of the label's more recent output (HAIM, Wet) and label founder Lizzy Plapinger's own rising outfit, MS MR.

Recent praise for Cathedrals:
"...an enigmatic, R&B-infused gem that features Jenkins and Hwin's haunting vocals. The dichotomy of dark and light within the music makes for a catching, gorgeous track. - Interview Magazine

"...post-Aaliyah mood-making, pulsating bass, gorgeous harmonies, and XX-like guitar-play." - SPIN Magazine

"...transitioning from psychedelic, distorted riffs to angelic whispers with ease." - Indie Shuffle

EP hi-res HERE

Cathedrals - Cathedrals EP (out 9/8 on Neon Gold - smarturl.it/CathedralsEP):
01. Harlem
02. In The Dark
04. Unbound
05. Want My Love

"Unbound"music video credits:
Maria Kochetkova as The Dancer (www.mariakochetkova.com)
The Sugar Cubes by Alex Green (www.symmetry-labs.com)
& all of our wonderful friends for sharing a portrait of intimacy 

Video credits:
Directed by Sam Pressman (www.pressman.com/about.php)
Cinematography by Isaac Bauman (www.isaacbauman.com)
Edited by Max Savage (www.noisysavage.com) and Johnny Hwin
Filmed at Heron Arts in San Francisco, CA (www.heronarts.com)

Music credits:
Written and Produced by Cathedrals (Johnny Hwin and Brodie Jenkins)
Engineering by Max Savage (www.noisysavage.com)
Mastering by Twin Peaks Studios
Additional Guitars by Tim Wood (www.soundcloud.com/popstack)

Cathedrals - Spotify playlist