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Listen to Iggy and the Stooges Song "Burn"


Iggy and the Stooges have just unveiled "Burn," the first full taste of the all-new studio album, Ready To Die, out April 30 on Fat Possum.

Iggy and the Stooges have unveiled the initial coordinates of the Ready To Die live assault: On March 13 in Austin, Texas, Iggy and the Stooges will burn a swath through the annual SXSW Festival, with a one-off show at House of Vans at the Mohawk presented by Fat Possum. The Austin show will be the public's first chance to hear any of Ready To Die played live--and U.S. fans' last chance to see Iggy and the Stooges before they return to American stages this summer following a slew of overseas dates.

On Tour:
03/13 Austin, TX - SXSW @ Mohawk (Vans/Fat Possum)
03/23 Perth, Australia - Blues'n'Roots Festival
03/25 Adelaide, Australia - Thebarton Theatre
03/27 Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
03/30 Byron Bay, Australia - Byron Bay Bluesfest
04/02 Sydney, Australia - Hordern Pavilion
06/08 Long Beach, CA - Ink-N-Iron Festival
06/24 Zagreb, Croatia - INmusic Festival
06/26 Goteborg, Sweden - Stora Scenen pa Liseberg
06/28 Borlänge, Sweden - Peace And Love Festival
06/30 Marmande, France - Garorock Festival
07/04 Rome, Italy - Rock in Roma
07/06 Albi, France - Base de Loisirs de Pratgraussals
07/09 Argelès-Sur-Mer, France - Parc de Valmy
07/11 Milan, Italy - City Sound
08/09 Vienna, Austria - Arena Open Air


Milk Music - "Cruising With God" / Tour Dates


The album "Cruise Your Illusion" is out April 2, but get yourself started with this new song from Milk Music "Cruising With God"

Milk Music tour dates:
March 9 - Monterey MX @ MX-NRML Festival
March 15 - Seattle WA @ Black Lodge *
March 16 - Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
March 17 - Olympia WA @ The Northern *
March 18 - Portland OR @ Star Theater *
March 20 - Reno NV @ The Holland Show Space at Rainshadow *
March 23 - San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
March 24 - Las Vegas NV @ Beauty Bar *
March 25 - Santa Ana CA @ Unit B Studio *
March 28 - Bakersfield CA @ Munoz Gym +
March 29 - Los Angeles CA @ The Echoplex +
March 31 - San Diego CA @ The Casbah +
April 1 - Tempe AZ @ Deadhorse Warehouse +
May 30 - Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
June 2 - Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
June 4 - Dallas TX @ Club Dada #
June 6 - Louisville KY @ The Workhorse Ballroom #
June 7 - Columbus OH @ Ace of Cups #
June 8 - Pittsburgh PA @ The 6119 #
June 9 - Boston MA @ TT The Bears #
June 10 - Burlington VT @ The Monkey House #
June 11 - Montreal QC @ Il Motore #
June 17 - Philadelphia PA @ Johnny Brenda’s #
June 18 - Washington DC @ DC9 #
June 19 - Richmond VA @ Strange Matter #
June 20 - Charlotte NC @ The Milestone #
June 21 - Atlanta GA @ 529 #
June 22 - Gainesville FL @ The Atlantic #
June 23 - Miami FL @ Churchill’s
* w/ Gun Outfit
+ w/ Iceage
# w/ Merchandise, Destruction Unit


Iggy and the Stooges "Ready To Die" 4/30/13



Better 40 years later than never:  The follow-up to the first record ever to bear the Iggy and the Stooges logo--the immortal proto-punk masterpiece Raw Power--will finally be out April 30, when Fat Possum Records releases the all-new Iggy and the Stooges studio album, Ready To Die.

Ready To Die finds Iggy Pop,guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott "Rock Action" Asheton reunited for a full album of all-new material for the first time since the legendary Raw Power sessions, with Mike Watt filling in for the late Ron Asheton on bass.  The results are the closest thing to a time capsule to 1973--or at least to Iggy's subsequent efforts with Williamson, including 1977's Kill City and 1979's New Values--that rock 'n' roll is likely to proffer in this millennium.  The new album's opening one-two of "Burn" and "Sex & Money" pair sublimely blunt and self-explanatory subject matter with back alley razor-blade guitars and a troglodytic rhythmic stomp as intensely single-minded as Iggy's lyrical statements of intent.  Elsewhere on the album, anthems abound in the form of the most dead-on rallying cry for the lower-working-class dispossessed to date--the succinctly and aptly titled "Job"--as well as a title track that mixes a signature Iggy Pop mission statement of angry desperation with guitar pyrotechnics that recall those halcyon opening salvos of "Search & Destroy."

Just as Iggy exhumed the original Stooges name when he reunited in 2003 with the Asheton brothers, the revival of the Iggy and the Stooges moniker that first appeared on the cover of Raw Power heralded the return of guitarist James Williamson to the fold in 2009, or as Iggy put it then "although 'the Stooges' died with Ron Asheton, there is still 'Iggy and the Stooges'."  As far as the decision to record and release a new Iggy and the Stooges album for the first time since 1973, Iggy recently commented:

"My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal.  It's just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group when they're an older group they also make fucking records.  They don't just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money..."


Youth Lagoon US Tour, Stream "Mute"




On Tour:
02-26 Missoula, MT - Badlander
02-27 Bozeman, MT - Filling Station
02-28 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
03-01 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
03-06 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03-13-16 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-22 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest
04-12 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-19 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-21 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
04-22 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress 
04-24 Austin, TX - Mohawk
04-25 Dallas, TX - The Loft 
04-26 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's 
04-27 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks 
04-28 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree 
04-30 Orlando, FL - The Social 
05-01 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West 
05-02 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge 
05-03 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle 
05-04 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle 
05-07 Northampton, MA - Pearl St. 
05-10 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 
05-11 Columbia, MD - Sweet Life Festival 
05-13 Toronto, Ontario - Great Hall 
05-14 Columbus, OH - A&R Bar 
05-15 Chicago, IL - Metro 
05-16 Madison, WI - Majestic Theater 
05-17 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line 
05-22 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom 
05-23 Vancouver, British Columbia - Venue
05-24 Gorge, WA - Sasquatch! Fest
06-05 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center *
* with the National


Stream Water Liars "Linens"



Wyoming is in stores March 05 on Big Legal Mess Records. PRE ORDER HERE. The song "Linens" premiered at SPIN last week.  Here's what they had to say:

The Mississippi boys in Water Liars seem to have a pretty firm grip on a lonesome sort of sadness. New song "Linens" takes its name from a mundane household staple that a man can take for granted when he has access to 'em (traditionally via mother or mate), a source of almost mystical warmth and comfort for a real rolling stone like this little ditty's protagonist. Singer-guitarist Justin Kinkel-Schuster coos a country ballad, complete with the intimate details of a pioneer-style breakfast being prepared (biscuits, bacon, coffee), but no matter how much he longs to revel in domestic bliss, the road calls to this character, and urges him to leave. Drummer-vocalist Andrew Bryant meets his pardner for some beautiful harmonies between verses. The pair have prepared an album's worth of similarly spare Americana gems and it's called Wyoming, due out March 5 on Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum. It's certain to have them living on the road for months to come.


Caveman Announce New Album, In Stores April 2


On Their self-titled sophomore album, Caveman strech thier legs in a number of different, albeit cohesive, directions.  Their highly anticipated return will come out in America via Fat Possum Records on April 2nd.  The first single "In The City" is being revaeled today via NPR's All Songs Considered.  Listen below:

Caveman - Caveman tracklisting:
01 -- Strange to Suffer
02 -- In the City
03 -- Shut You Down
04 -- Where's the Time
05 -- Chances
06 -- Over My Head
07 -- Ankles
08 -- Pricey
09 -- I See You
10 -- I Never Want to Know
11 -- The Big Push

Caveman tour dates (more to be announced):
Tue, Feb 26 – New Haven, CT @ Café Nine
Wed, Feb 27 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Thu, Feb 28 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
Fri, Mar 01 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sat, Mar 02 – Detroit, MI @ Garden Bowl
Mon, Mar 04 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Tue, Mar 05 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Wed, Mar 06 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Thu, Mar 07 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Fri, Mar 08 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
Sat, Mar 09 – Oxford, MS @ Lamar Lounge
Mon, Mar 11 – New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge
Tue, Mar 12-17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (details TBD)
Mon, Mar 18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
Tue, Mar 19 – Denver, Co @ Larimer Lounge
Wed, Mar 20 – Salt Lake City, UK @ Urban Lounge
Fri, Mar 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Sat, Mar 23 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
Sun, Mar 24 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
Tue, Mar 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Thu, Mar 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Fri, Mar 29 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sat, Mar 30 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Mon, Apr 01 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
Tue, Apr 02 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
Thu, Apr 04 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree

Fri, Apr 05 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Sat, Apr 06 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Sun, Apr 07 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Tue, Apr 09  - Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
Wed, Apr 10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thu, Apr 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s


Milk Music Sign To Fat Possum


After touring for what felt like forever on their impressive EP, Beyond Living, Olympia, WA's Milk Music are finally blessing us with a brand new single entitled "I've Got A Wild Feeling."  This song and 11 others will appear on Cruise Your Illusion, the band's first release for Fat Possum Records, which is out on April 2nd.  The record shows immense growth in the band's songwriting, while still keeping the catchy, intense sound that was showcased on the EP.

Tour Dates:
03/09 - Monterrey, Mexico - NRML Festival
03/15 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge *
03/16 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret *
03/17 - Olympia, WA - Northern *
03/18 - Portland, OR - Star Theater *
03/20 - Reno, NV - The Holland Show Space at Rainshadow *
03/23 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
*w/ Gun Outfit


New Releases: 01/22/13


Jimbo Mathus "White Buffalo" (Fat Possum)


Buy CD: $13
Buy LP: $14
Buy MP3 Album: $8.99

Ex Cops "True Hallucinations" (Other Music)


Buy CD: $13
Buy LP: $14
Buy MP3 Album: $8.99


Christopher Owens "Lysandre" In Stores Today


CD: $13 (purchase and receive an instant album download)
LP: $14 (purchase and receive an instant album download)
MP3 album: $8.99
iTunes album download: Buy Here
Amazon album downloa: Buy Here
Insound: Buy Here

STREAM 'Lysandre' from The New York Times

2013 US Tour Dates:

January 15                 Chicago, IL                            Lincoln Hall
January 16                Ferndale, MI                         Magic Bag
January 18                Toronto, ON                         The Mod Club
January 19                Montreal,  QC                       Cabaret Du Mile-End
January 21                New York, NY                       Bowery Ballroom
January 22                New York, NY                       Bowery Ballroom
January 25                Boston, MA                           Paradise Rock Club
January 26                Philadelphia, PA                  Union Transfer
January 27                Washington, DC                  9:30 Club
March 21                  San Diego, CA                       Irenic
March 22                 Los Angeles, CA                    Wilshire Ebell Theatre
March 23                 San Francisco, CA                Palace of Fine Arts
March 25                 Santa Cruz, CA                      Rio Theatre
March 28                 Seattle, WA                            Neptune
March 29                 Vancouver, BC                      Biltmore Cabaret
March 30                 Portland, OR                         Star Theater
March 31                  Eugene, OR                           WOW Hall


Youth Lagoon Announces "Wondrous Bughouse", due March 5 Worldwide on Fat Possum


Trevor Powers, whose stage name is Youth Lagoon, began writing his debut album The Year of Hibernation in 2010.  Based around the idea of psychological dysphoria, Powers tried to document the trails of his mind through songs of minimalism and hypnotic ambiance.  Powers later described his writing process as "my mind communicating with me, not the other way can take me to scary places but I've realized those bizarre thoughts I have don't define me."  After signing with Mississippi-based label Fat Possum Records in 2011, he toured much of the following year before going back into solitude to write.

Wondrous Bughouse, Powers' sophomore album (due March 5 worldwide via Fat Possum), was spawned from what he describes as "becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world."  During the time he wrote, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music.

"Youth Lagoon is something so personal to me because writing music is how I sort my thoughts, as well as where I transfer my fears," explains Powers.  "My mental state is usually pretty sporadic... a lot of this record was influenced by a fear of mortality but embracing it at the same time.  Realizing that human life is only great because it is temporary.  Experimenting with ideas about dimensions.  I'm not a gifted spear, so explaining things is difficult for me.  But music always makes sense."

01. Through Mind and Back
02. Mute
03. Attic Doctor
04. The Bath
05. Pelican Man
06. Dropla
07. Sleep Paralysis
08. Third Dystopia
09. Raspberry Cane
10. Daisyphobia


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