STREAM DAN DEACON'S RECORD STORE DAY 7" "KONONO RIPOFF NO. 1"!
Dan Deacon is set to release “Konono Ripoff No. 1,” a limited 7” (500 hand-numbered worldwide) for this year’s Record Store Day. An homage to the legendary Congolese Konono Nº1, the song has been a fan favorite of Dan Deacon’s live shows for some time, yet has never been recorded until now. This 7” features two versions of the track as performed by two sets of dual drummers: Kevin O’Meara and Jeremy Hyman on Side A; Denny Bowen and Dave Jacober on Side B.
The cover photo for the 7” was taken at Whiteside Mountain near Highlands, NC by M
olton Brouff, the winner of the crowd sourced Dan Deacon America Instagram contest presented by Aperture. Find out more information and see the gallery of submissions here: http://dandeacon.com/america
This Friday he performs a sold out headlining show at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. Later this month he’ll perform at some of the nation’s biggest museums and art centers including the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Mass MOCA, culminating with a special performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on April 27. The Metropolitan Museum of Art show will feature the world premiere of two new pieces for large ensemble made up of Deacon’s band as well as So Percussion, What Cheer? Brigade Marching Band, NYU steel drum ensemble, LEMUR robotic instruments, and Yamaha Disklavier player pianos. The show will also be the first live performance of USA I-IV in it’s entirety.
04-05 Los Angeles, CA - Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
04-12 Philadelphia, PA - The Kimmel Center (Perelman Theater)
04-20 North Adams, MA - MASS MoCA
04-27 New York, NY - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
05-06 Brussels, BE - Nuits Botanique @ Rotonde Botanique
05-07 Rouen, FR - Club 106
05-08 Luxembourg, LU - Exit07
05-10 Lyon, FR - Festival Le Nuits Sonores
05-12 Milan, IT - La Salumeria Della Musica
05-13 Rome, IT - Circolo degli Artisti
05-14 Ravena, IT - Bronson
05-15 Munich, DE - Feierwerk
05-16 Cologne, DE - Electronic Beats @ E-Wek
05-18 Graz, AT - Forum Stadtpark
05-19 Vienna, AT - B72
05-20 Ljubljana, SI - Metelkova
05-21 Zagreb, HR - Zedno Uho
05-23 Dudingen, CH - Bad Bonn Festivl
05-25 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
05-27 Bordeaux, FR - Iboat
05-28 Tours, FR - Le Temps Machine
05-29 Orlean, FR - Astrolabe
05-30 Amsterdam, NL - Trouw
06-01 Porto, PT - Optimus Primavera Sound
06-12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
06-21-23 Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
06-21-23 Camber Sands, UK - ATP curated by Deerhunter
07-09 Toronto, ONT - Danforth Music Hall *
07-11 Chicago, IL - Millenium Park
07-11-13 Mariaville, KY - CAMP Bisco Music Festival
07-15 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall *
07-16 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues *
09-08 Salt Lake City, UT - Depot *
09-09 Denver, CO - Ogden *
10-16 Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre *
10-17 Chicago, IL - Riviera *
10-24 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater *
* = w/ Animal Collective
Konono Ripoff No. 1 7” single
Record Store Day exclusive
A) Konono Ripoff No. 1
B) Konono Ripoff No. 1 (Version B) instrumental
NEW SINGLE "MIRROR" PREMIERES ON PITCHFORK LISTEN HERE
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“All the subtlety of a high-pressure firehose…a dour, post-punk atmosphere that goes for immersion rather than force.” - Pitchfork
Photo Credit: Eli Marias
After unleashing a mysterious demo track “Sirens” last fall, today San Francisco-bred and Brooklyn-buttered band Weekend offers up the first official taste of their forthcoming second LP, Jinx. Crafted alongside Monte Vallier (The Soft Moon, Young Prisms), who produced the band’s 2010 debut Sports and 2011’s Red EP, the new album reveals a wonderfully singular work with an expanded spectrum of sound. Jinx emerges as Weekend’s most confident, emotionally unfiltered release to date, and the effect is roaring and disorienting all at once.
As lead singer/bassist Shaun Durkan once said, “If you think we were loud and obnoxious before, you’re gonna hate this” (Sentimentalist Magazine). Premiering today on Pitchfork, Weekend’s lead track “Mirror” sets the stage - and you can expect a gloriously noisy return.
Weekend will be playing live on May 16th with No Joy at Glasslands (Brooklyn, NY).
Tickets are available here.
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In the run up to a series of live dates in the US and Europe, LIARS - Angus Andrew, Julian Gross and Aaron Hemphill - have premiered a brand new video for “The Exact Color Of Doubt” from their critically acclaimed album, WIXIW.
Watch “The Exact Color of Doubt” HERE
Director Markus Wambsganss, who collaborated with Liars on Drum’s Not Dead, has described the video as “3D Screen Test Scans in the Villa Straylight”, and explains that this is “a continuation of what the band and I started together with ‘The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack’, this time using a hacked Kinect sensor to scan their upper bodies to match the more digital feel of WIXIW”.
The video is also up for a MuVi Award, the FIRST festival award for music videos from Germany. Be sure to cast your vote HERE before May 3rd!
This May as a part of the Wordless Music Series, Liars will be playing two very special shows in New York in May. The first show on May 18th will take place at The Temple of Dendur At The Metropolitan Museum Of Artand feature multi-media and site-specific surprises as part of the MET’s “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibit. For more information on this sold out show head to the MET’s website. In case you missed snagging tickets for that show be sure to grab yours for the band’s Brooklyn Masonic Templeperformance on the 19th.Tickets are still available here. The band also has tour dates in Barcelona for Primavera Sound and Sónar’s 20th Anniversary (full details below, more European and US dates to be announced).
Self-produced, with additional production from Daniel Miller and mixed by Tom Biller, WIXIW is an album that is hard to shake, tough to pin down, and impossible to get out of one’s head even after an initial listen.
Simultaneously the most accessible and most challenging release from these iconoclasts, it is both a summation of Liars’ work up to now, and a complete break from anything you’d ever heard the band do previously.
Summer Tour Dates:
5/18—The Temple of Dendur at The Met-New York, NY **SOLD OUT**
5/19—Brooklyn Masonic Temple- Brooklyn, NY
European Tour Dates:
5/23—La Cartonerrie-Reims, France
5/24—Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival-Dudingen, Switzerland
5/25—Primavera Sound-Barcelona, Spain
5/27–Circolo Artisti—Rome, Italy
5/29—Musica 90 Molodiciotto-Torino, Italy
5/30— Cabaret Aleatoire-Marseille, France
6/1—Optimus Primavera-Porto, Portugal
6/9—Parklife Festival-Manchester, England
6/13—Sonar Festival-Barcelona, Spain
6/15—Barby-Tel Aviv, Israel
WIXIW is out now on vinyl, CD and download
The band’s first three albums, They Threw Us In A Trench & Stuck A Monument On Top, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned and Drum’s Not Dead were recently reissued on 180g vinyl and a limited edition 7” featuring unreleased live recordings of ‘WIXIW’ and ‘Pillars Were Hollow And Filled With Candy So We Tore Them Down’ is available free, while stocks last, when you purchase from the band’s official shop: www.liarsliarsliars.com
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This week on Dirty Laundry , we step out of the ‘mat and pay a visit to one of our favorite bands on their home turf in
a new segment: House Call. In the premiere episode of House Call - we go inside the palatial compound that is home to LA punks FIDLAR.
Go behind the walls of CASA DE FIDLAR to see where the FIDLAR magic happens…