I’m now at Jacksonville airport, starting my journey back to the UK. I’m pretty exhausted and for once very glad to be heading home.
This tour is done – 49 shows in the USA and Canada; if you include the European run, it’s 70 shows on the trot. This year, I’ve done 194 shows (73 of them with two slipped discs in my back). I’ve got one left (with Billy in London). We’ve played in 22 countries – the UK, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, China, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Canada and the USA – 29 states: MA, NY, CA, TX,...
Today's Mixtape Festival, for the first time this year, will be hosting two festivals. The third annual New York Today's Mixtape Fest will be at 89 North Music Venue on March 29th and 30th. In conjunction with the Pure Noise Records' five year anniversary ahow, the festival will also be at the Oakland Metro in Oakland, California on March 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Lineup announcements and weekend pass on sale will be December 17th at noon.
The A.V. Club is in the midst of running through its busy "end of the year" coverage for 2013, and we recently got the chance to speak with Josh Modell, the site's Editor-in-Chief, and Kyle Ryan, its Editor, about their "23 best albums of 2013" list. Over the course of the interview, we talked about the year's best records, how the A.V. Club tabulates its year-end lists, whether or not it's currently cool to like Drake or Fall Out Boy, and a plethora of other musical minutia. Read the interview here.
Hit the replies to hear a new St. Vincent song called "Birth In Reverse," off her upcoming self-titled album due out February 25th. You can download the song for free by signing up for her mailing list.
Illustrations will release their debut album, In Vain, in February. It was originally released earlier this year as a limited-run Bandcamp-exclusive album. The band is set to head out on a series of year end dates with The Greenery, with additional 2014 dates to be announced shortly. You can listen to “Take My Body Away” and “Never Feeling” from the album. Dates and track listing are below.
1) Take My Body Away
3) Always Losing
4) Never Feeling
6) Swan Song
7) In Shambles
8) Endless Sleep
9) Die Young
11) Promises of Forever
12) Leave Me
Mixtapes documented the making of their album Ordinary Silence with an in depth look at the recording process. Watch how they spend their record labels money and the way they approach making a full length in the replies.
We can exclusively reveal that The Venetia Fair will be releasing their covers EP The Venetia Fair…Basically Just Does Karaoke on Dec. 24th. Track listing is below and more info is in the replies.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runner
3. Rock Lobster - The B52s
4. Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
5. Camouflage, Camouflage - The Blood Brothers
6. The Willing Well III: Apollo II: The Telling Truth – Coheed and Cambria
St. Louis' La Bella Charade will be releasing their new EP Sleepwalkers in the new year. Today we're bringing the debut single "Midwestern Heat" from the unsigned pop-punk outfit's latest effort. You can listen to it in the replies.
Brand New played a "greatest hits" set tonight at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, or as Jesse put it: "a bunch of songs we know how to play." Staff writer Jack Appleby was at the show and will have a write-up tomorrow. In the mean time, hit the replies to check out a few photos and the setlist, as well as to commiserate with uninhibited jealousy.