Toronto ethereal artrock group Ten Kens issue their third full length in an extended International physical edition today. The entire album, Namesake is streaming via Canadian entertainment publication Exclaim! Listen to stream HERE. Download/CD available via Bandcamp HERE.
Ten Kens also recently premiered a new video from Namesame. The clip for the song “Gently Used” is presented by Tiny Mix Tapes. Watch video HERE. Another video, ”When A Door Opens“ also recently premiered via Consequence of Sound. Watch video HERE.
Ten Kens is the brainchild of songwriting duo Brett Paulin and Dan Workman. Discovered by Fat Cat Records in 2006, Ten Kens became one of the first Canadian acts signed to the famed UK label. In 2013, after two celebrated releases on both Fat Cat and Last Gang Records, and several successful tours in-between, Ten Kens carry on their mission as the ever-evolving, genre-altering, sound and vision no-scene music collective.
U.S. and European tours currently in the planning stages.
Scottish garage-rock band PAWS will embark on a brief East Coast tour in June, which includes shows with Eternal Summers, We Were Promised Jetpacks and Fucked Up. The tour will also include a headlining show at the South Street Seaport in New York, June 14. Full tour dates listed below.
6/6 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle #
6/7 - Cincinnati, OH @ Fountain Square $
6/8 – Detroit, MI @ Garden Bowl
6/9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
6/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Morgan’s Pier
6/13 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair %
6/14 – New York, NY @ South Street Seaport
6/16 – Washington, DC @ DC 9
# w/ Eternal Summers
$ w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks
% w/ Fucked Up
Saturday Looks Good To Me released their fifth full-length album, One Kiss Ends It All, on Polyvinyl Records today. Stream the entire album here.
Saturday Looks Good To Me are playing a few shows in support of their new album, including Pygmalion Music Festival in September. More dates to be announced soon.
05/23 Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
05/24 Toledo, OH - Mainstreet
05/25 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
09/25 Mount Peasant, MI – Midwest Fest
09/26-09/28 Champaign-Urbana, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
As May 28 nears, the release of When Saints Go Machine’s forthcoming album on !K7 Records, Infinity Pool, is just around the corner. Now, anyone can listen to the record in its entirety via “Pitchfork Advance” and hear why the four-piece from Copenhagen are receiving accolades across the globe for their distinct sound. You can also watch the brand new video for Infinity Pool’s “Iodine,” created by Kristian Nordentoft and William Reynish.
New Noise Magazine has the world online premiere of The Trophy Fire’s new song, “In Your Mind.” Showcasing the group’s penchant for driving and emotional melodies, the song fits The Trophy Fire’s passion for ‘90s alt rock and synth-pop of the ‘80s. “In Your Mind” will appear on the San Francisco trio’s new album, Directions For Daylight, which drops today via Greyday Records (I Was Totally Destroying It, The Heligoats).
Stream “In Your Mind” exclusively here:
A music video for the album’s next single, “Spinning,” will be premiering online shortly. Meanwhile, The Trophy Fire will be kicking off a North American summer tour with a special hometown show in San Francisco on May 31. Dates for the summer tour can be seen below (with more to be announced shortly).
5/31 – Café Du Nord @ San Francisco, CA
6/13 – Oak City 7 @ Raleigh, NC
6/14 – Radio Room @ Greenville, SC
6/15 – The Masquerade @ Atlanta, GA
6/16 – The Milestone @ Charlotte, NC
6/18 – The Whiskey @ Wilmington, NC
6/19 – The Casbah @ Durham, NC
6/20 – 447 @ Cambridge, MD
6/21 – The Cave @ West Haven, CT
6/23 – Knitting Factory @ Brooklyn, NY
6/26 – World Café Live @ Philadelphia, PA
The Lemonheads are heading out for a short run of dates in July. Here they are:
19 July – The Met Café, Providence RI
21 July – Spaceland Ballroom, Hamden CT
23 July – The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park NJ
24 July – Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY
26 July – Flatbread Pizza Co. Edgartown MA
The organizers behind the travelling Rock the Bells festival have been planning on resurrecting Ol’ Dirty Bastard later this year with a Tupac-style hologram, but ODB’s widow, Icelene Jones, has filed a cease and desist order to stop this from happening. While she’s isn’t opposed to the idea of an ODB hologram outright, she criticized Rock the Bells’ organizers for not consulting with her about their plans, since she is the administrator of the late Wu-Tang rapper’s estate and says that she’s the only one who can approve the use of his image.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard, aka Russell Jones, died of a drug overdose in 2004 at the age of 35.
People of the North, the duo of Kid Millions and Bobby Matador of Oneida, will release their third album, Sub Contra, on Thrill Jockey June 11 on limited edition vinyl. Earlier today Impose premiered “Drama Class,” the album’s lead off track, and massive, improvised burner. Check it out below.
Stream/Download/Share “Drama Class” by People of the North
Robin Finck rejoined the NIN fold this weekend. The group’s newest lineup will see Trent Reznor joined by Adrian Belew, Robin Finck, Josh Eustis, Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin. Current dates for the outfit include:
07/26 Naeba, JAP – Fuji Rock Festival
07/28 Ansan, SKR – Ansan Valley Festival
08/02-04 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/09-11 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
08/15 Hasselt, BEL – Pukkelpop Festival
08/16 Biddinghuizen, NET – Lowlands Festival
08/18 Hockenheim, GER – Rock’n’Heim Festival
08/23 West Yorkshire, UK – Leeds Festival
08/24 Paris, FRA – Rock En Seine Festival
08/25 Reading, UK – Reading Festival
08/28 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum (feat. Tomahawk)
08/31-09/01 Philadelphia, PA – Made In America Festival
10/25-27 Asheville, NC – Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
11/01-03 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Festival
Vinnie Caruana has posted a cover of Morrissey’s ”Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself?” and an acoustic version of “‘Boy, You’re In Heaven” from his EP.
Check out the songs here.