John Mulvey of Uncut called Liam Hayes "one of the most charaismatic and eccentric cult pop craftsmen of the past 20 years." All we can do is agree with that. Liam Hayes of Plush has signed to Fat Possum Records. Expect a new album in 2015. He is on tour now. Tour dates below
09.23 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom - tix
09.24 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg - tix
09.26 - Washington DC - Black Cat - tix
09.27 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live - tix
09.28 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair - tix
09.30 - Montreal QC - Petit Campus - tix
10.01 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club - tix
10.03 - Chicago, IL - Park West - tix
10.04 - St Paul, MN - Turf Club - tix
LA's Francisco The Man is excited to announce the release of their debut album, Loose Ends, out October 27 on Fat Possum / Small Plates Records. To us, the songs were immediate. Stream "Big Ideas" below to find our for yourself.more
Modest Mouse's This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About and The Lonesome Crowded West will be reissued on vinyl through Glacial Pace Recordings and Fat Possum Records.
Both albums are available to pre-order through our website:
This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About
The Lonesome Crowded West
The albums will each be available as 180-gram double LPs. This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About will be out on October 28, and The Lonesome Crowded West on November 4.
In addition to the repressing, two 7" singles containing unreleased songs from the original recording sessions will be out on the albums' respective release dates. The 7" for Long Drive contains "White Lies, Yellow Teeth". The Lonesome Crowded West single features "Too Many Fiestas for Rueben" and an alternate version of "Cowboy Dan".
Check out upcoming Modest Mouse tour dates as well as Pitchfork's documentary on The Lonesome Crowded West below:
09-17 El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
09-19 Monterrey, Mexico - Hellow Festival
09-23 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriets
09-24 Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
09-26 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
09-28 Portland, OR - Project Pabst @ Zidell Yards
11-08 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
But it’s a history Rowland would gleefully put a match to. With or without it, Rowland S. Howard would make tense, beautiful music, would deliver us his personal vision of the world, would create Pop Crimes.
Vancouver, BC quartet, Dralms, led by songwriter Christopher Smith, have announced their debut 7" single, "Crushed Pleats", will arrive September 2 on Fat Possum in the U.S. (Boompa Canada/Full Time Hobby UK)- pre-order here. Stream the A-side, "Divisions Of Labour", via Soundcloud. Dralms is the soundtrack of the quiet hours of a hot summer night, Smith's soft, sultry vocals intertwining thick and heavy bass and synth lines. Half sweaty, underground club, half dream-like euphoria - Dralms debut single is the afterglow of an epic night on the town.
Dralms is the latest project by Christopher Smith, featuring long time collaborators Shaunn Thomas Watt (Siskiyou), Will Kendrick (Failing) and Peter Carruthers (Siskiyou). With Dralms, Smithdeparts from his minimal and subdued musical constructions of his solo album's to a much more complex, heavier sound. Still led by the cloud-soft vocals of Smith the group veer off into cyclical dub rhythms on "Divisions," while the spacey "Crushed Pleats" mixes OK Computer era Radiohead, rising post-rock arrangements and glitched-out electronic tones. Also contributing to the sonic heft of Dralms is producer and electronic artist Andy Dixon (Secret Mommy, Caving), with whom Smith had previously trusted with a remix of Earning Keep's "Pillars and Pyre." the extra clicks, echo and ambiance layered onto the songs by the
producer came late in the game, after being recorded by John Raham of Vancouver's Afterlife Studios
"Dralms spits and curses below the sweet top layer. Below, in the miserable underbelly, sits something built to explode under the weight of its own industrial misery." - Portals Musicmore
Fat White Family will unleash their wrath this Fall on North America. First on August 19, their album "Champagne Holocaust" will hit the shelves followed by a full US / Canada tour in October and November, wrapping up at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. Check out their song "Touch The Leather (redux)" above and the tour dates below.
10/15 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat Backstage
10/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
10/18 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/19 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/21 Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange
10/22 Toronto, ON @ The Hard Luck
10/23 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
10/24 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
10/25 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/28 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
10/29 Salt Lake City. UT @ Kilby Court
10/31 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
11/1 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
11/3 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
11/4 Los Angeles, LA @ The Echo
11/7 Austin. TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival