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Melody's Echo Chamber "Crystallized"



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.


2:54 "Creeping" Stream / New Tour Dates



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


El-P "Tougher Colder Killer" & New Tour Dates



Tour Dates:

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


New Releases: 04/24/12


Eastbound and Down Soundtrack CD
CD: $13
Buy from iTunes or Amazon

Townes Van Zandt "For The Sake Of The Song" LP
LP: $14

Ex Cops "You Are A Lion, I Am A Lamb" 7"
7": $4


New Releases: 04/17/12


Spiritualized "Sweet Heart Sweet Light"
CD: $13 or buy from Amazon
Digital: $8.99 or buy from iTunes or Amazon

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.


New Yuck Song: "Chew"


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


Friends "Manifest!" In Stores June 05



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


El-P "Cancer For Cure" Pre-Order / Album Trailer



Pre-Order "Cancer For Cure" from the FP Store or see the multiple exclusive packages at


El-P "Cancer For Cure" Album Art / Tracklist


"This is a fight record. Like, 'Goddamn it. Enough is fuckin' enough.'"
That's El-P talking about his forthcoming album Cancer for Cure, out May 22 on Fat Possum.

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)

(via Pitchfork)


The Walkmen "Heaven", In Stores June 05


Fat Possum Records is excited to announce that celebrated New York quintet The Walkmen will release their new album, Heaven, on June 5, 2012.  The record is the band’s sixth and was produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Shins, Band of Horses) in Seattle.  On May 3, they will headline The National curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  In July they will support Florence And The Machine on their North American tour.

The Walkmen just celebrated their 10th anniversary and are still comprised of the same members that started the group in 2001 – drummer Matt Barrick, multi-instrumentalist Pete Bauer, singer Hamilton Leithauser, guitarist Paul Maroon and bassist Walter Martin. The Fleet Fox’s Robin Pecknold sings harmonies on two songs on the record.

When describing Heaven, 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."  

Adds Maroon, “When you’re starting out, you’re sitting there trying to come up with a big idea, but after a while, you learn about the process of writing. You learn about your friends in the band and how they work best.”

It's been ten years since the Walkmen made their debut album, Everybody Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone.   Ten years since they mixed the lovingly recorded analogue tapes down to the cheapest CD burner they could find. Ten years since Leithauser snapped Maroon’s arm in a celebratory wrestling match. Ten years since critics attached them to a New York scene they never wanted any part of. In the spring of 2011, the band played a series of 10th anniversary shows that demonstrated how far they have outstripped their peers: two sets over two hours, no filler, rapturously received.  In contrast, fellow graduates from New York's celebrated rock revival class of ’02 have burned out or faded from view.

The Walkmen are the great New York band of their generation, and in Heaven, they have delivered their third killer album in a row. Although Leithauser argues that “our biggest accomplishment is just being here,” they are making the best music of their career and filling their largest venues yet.

 All five members of the band have kids now and if the impact of parenthood is hard to pin down in a single lyric, there is definitely a new openness and emotional honesty to the songs.   Most importantly, the old gang mentality has deepened, becoming something worthwhile and lasting.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve done. We’ve stayed friends and those friendships have grown,” says Bauer. “We have survival experience and real love that children generate in your life.”
Heaven is a definitive statement of purpose and commitment, from a band at the peak of its powers that is finally winning the recognition it deserves.

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