Welcome the release of "We Can't Be Beat," the lead track from The Walkmen's upcoming album Heaven, in stores May 29th. The record is the band's sixth and was produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Shins, Band of Horeses) in Seattle. You can pre-order from Fat Possum or over at The Walkmen's website
When describing Heaven, singer Hamilton Leithauser portrays a band hitting maturity, comfortable in its mastery, after a decade together. "The detachment you can feel throughout our younger records is gone. We felt like it was time to make a bigger, more generous statement."
The Walkmen Tour Dates
5/11 - Main Street Arena - Charlottesville, VA
5/27 - Sasquatch Festival - George, WA
6/27 - WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays - Louisville, KY
6/28 - Plush - St. Louis, MO
6/29 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI
6/30 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
7/20 - Deer Lake Park - Burnaby, BC %
7/21 - White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, WA %
7/22 - Edgefield, Troutdale, OR %
7/25 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO %
7/29 - The Lawn @ White River State Park - Indianapolis, IN
7/30 - Jacobs Pavilion - Cleveland, OH %
7/31 - Fox Theatre - Detroit, MI %
8/2 - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON %
8/3 - Osheaga Festival, Montreal QC
8/5 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
% - w/ Florence & The Machine
Recently recorded and mixed with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker in Perth and at her grandparents' beach house in Cavalière in France, "Crystallized" is the debut material from Paris-based Melody's Echo Chamber, a kaleidoscopic fusion of psych rock and warm hypnotic pop, fusing her influences of Pram and Spiritualized; Olivier Messiean and Robert Wyatt.
"Crystallized" will be released on 7" via Fat Possum later this year. She will also be touring the US this Fall.more
06/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory !
06/10 – Washington, DC @ Rocknroll Hotel !
06/11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge !
06/13 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bears !
06/14 – Montreal, QUE @ Divan Orange !
06/15 – Toronto, ONT @ NXNE/Lee’s Palace !
06/17 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle !
06/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock !
06/21 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile !
06/22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge !
06/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore !
06/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent !
06/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour !
06/27 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah !
! = w/ Widowspeak
05-21 New York, NY - Santos Party House ^
06-19 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade *#^
06-20 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues *#^
06-21 Dallas, TX - Granada *#^
06-22 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *#^
06-23 Austin, TX - Mohawk *#^
06-25 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent *#^
06-26 San Diego, CA - Casbah *#^
06-28 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *#^
06-29 San Francisco, CA - Regency *#^
06-30 Portland, OR - Hawthorne *#^
07-01 Seattle, WA - Neumo's *#^
07-02 Vancouver, British Columbia - Fortune *#^
07-05 Minneapolis, MN - Fineline *#^
07-06 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge *#^
07-07 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *#^
07-08 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig *#^
07-09 Toronto, Ontario - Hoxton^
07-11 Boston, MA - Paradise *#^
07-12 Providence, RI - The Met *#^
07-14 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero #^
07-15 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *#^
* with Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire
# with Killer Mike
^ with Despot
LP in stores May 22 - pre-order from Fat Possum and we'll ship as soon as it arrives. Purchase the LP and receive a download link of the album by email.more
Yuck enters the US today for a week long tour including playing both weekends at Coachella. The band has decided to release a new track they've been working on. Listen to "Chew" below.
Yuck US Tour Dates
04.13 Indigo, CA - Coachella
04.15 San Francisco, CA - The Independent - tickets
04.17 San Diego, CA - The Casbah - tickets
04.18 Santa Ana, CA -Constellation Room - tickets
04.19 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's * - tickets
04.20 Indigo, CA - Coachella
* with Girls
After beaming out of Bushwick in 2011 with two buzzworthy singles and videos plus a reputation for turning live gigs into spontaneous DIY parties (and vice versa) Brooklyn quintet Friends will release their debut album Manifest!, June 5th on Fat Possum Records.
The album was produced by the band – singer Samantha Urbani, multi-instrumentalists Lesley Hann, Matthew Molnar, and Nikki Shapiro, and drummer Oliver Duncan. They recorded its twelve tracks between last summer and this spring with engineer Daniel Schlett at Strange Weather studios in Brooklyn.
Manifest! aims both to live up to and to defy the promise of those first singles – “Friend Crush” and “I’m His Girl” – over the course of a thirty-eight minute long player. “ A new track, “Mind Control,” mixed by Grammy winner Paul Epworth, made its worldwide debut this week, as the “Hottest Record in the World” on the UK’s premiere primetime radio show, BBC Radio One’s Zane Lowe.
Friends North American Tour Dates:
June 13 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
June 14 Montreal, QC Lambi’s
June 16 Chicago, IL Schuba’s Tavern
June 17 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
June 20 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
June 22 Vancouver, BC Fortune
June 23 Portland, OR Doug Fir
June 25 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
July 2 Austin, TX Mohawk
July 3 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
July 5 Atlanta, GA The Earl
July 6 Washington, DC Rock N’ Roll Hotel
July 7 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Said fight record now has a cover (above) and a guest-sparkly tracklist featuring Interpol's Paul Banks (who provides backing vocals on "Works Every Time"), Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Danny Brown, Killer Mike, Despot, and Nick Diamonds of Islands.
Cancer for Cure:
01 Request Denied
02 The Full Retard
03 Works Every Time
04 Drones Over BKLYN
05 Oh Hail No [ft. Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Danny Brown]
06 Tougher Colder Killer [ft. Killer Mike and Despot]
07 True Story
08 The Jig Is Up
09 Sign Here
10 For My Upstairs Neighbor (Mums the Word)
11 Stay Down [ft. Nick Diamonds]
12 $4 Vic/FTL (Me and You)