SOME STUFFS: Boris to begin Live Noise Alive Tour 2014


North America: Boris are coming to see you in a few weeks. It has been three weeks since the release of their new album Noise (Sargent House) (review of it is coming very soon), and in two weeks and a day, they will be in North America to do the damage you’ve come to know and love from the Japanese trio. Set your coordinates to have a great time, especially at the Brooklyn show on August 4th, scheduled to be a “drumless drone set”. To have a feel for what that will be like, click here.

July 24… San Diego, CA (Casbah) !!
July 25… Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom) !!
July 26… Tucson, AZ (Club Congress) !!
July 28… Dallas, TX (Trees) ++
July 29… Austin, TX (The Mohawk) ++
July 31… Atlanta, GA (Terminal West) ** &
August 1… Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle) ** &
August 2… Washington, DC (930 Club) ** &
August 3… New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) ** &
August 4… Brooklyn, NY (St. Vitus) (special drumless drone set)
August 5… Boston, MA (Paradise) ** &
August 7… Toronto, ON (Lee’s Palace) ** &
August 8… Buffalo, NY (Tralf) ** &
August 9… Detroit, MI (Magic Stick) ** &
August 10… Chicago, IL (Bottom Lounge) ** &
August 11… Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall) ** &
August 12… Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock Social Club) ** &
August 14… Missoula, MT (Stage 112) &
August 15… Spokane, WA (Big Dipper) ^
August 16… Seattle, WA (The Crocodile) #^
August 17… Vancouver, BC (Rickshaw Theatre) #^
August 18… Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge) #^
August 20… San Francisco, CA (The Independent) #
August 21… Santa Cruz, CA (The Catalyst Atrium) #
August 22… San Luis Obispo, CA (SLO Brew) #
August 23… Los Angeles, CA (FYF Fest)

!! w/ Mustard Gas And Roses
++ w/ Ceremony & Nothing
** w/ The Atlas Moth
& w/ SubRosa
^ w/ Master Musicians Of Bukkake
# w/ Marriages

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SOME STUFFS: Boris stream new album a week before release date

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A week before Boris releases their new album called Noise (Sargent House), the band and label have decided to stream it in full for all to hear, without fear. Listen now.

You can prepare yourself before the band comes back to North America in July. Tokyo audiences will be able to see and hear them in a special show this weekend:

June 14… Tokyo, Japan (Fever) (2014-2015 World Tour kick-off, playing Noise in its entirety)
July 24… San Diego, CA (Casbah) !!
July 25… Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom) !!
July 26… Tucson, AZ (Club Congress) !!
July 28… Dallas, TX (Trees) ++
July 29… Austin, TX (The Mohawk) ++
July 31… Atlanta, GA (Terminal West) ** &
August 1… Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle) ** &
August 2… Washington, DC (930 Club) ** &
August 3… New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) ** &
August 5… Boston, MA (Paradise) ** &
August 7… Toronto, ON (Lee’s Palace) ** &
August 8… Buffalo, NY (Tralf) ** &
August 9… Detroit, MI (Magic Stick) ** &
August 10… Chicago, IL (Bottom Lounge) ** &
August 11… Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall) ** &
August 12… Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock Social Club) ** &
August 14… Missoula, MT (Stage 112) &
August 15… Spokane, WA (Big Dipper) ^
August 16… Seattle, WA (The Crocodile) #^
August 17… Vancouver, BC (Rickshaw Theatre) #^
August 18… Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge) #^
August 20… San Francisco, CA (The Independent) #
August 21… Santa Cruz, CA (The Catalyst Atrium) #
August 22… San Luis Obispo, CA (SLO Brew) #
August 23… Los Angeles, CA (FYF Fest)

!! w/ Mustard Gas & Roses
++ w/ Ceremony & Nothing
** w/ The Atlas Moth
& w/ SubRosa
^ w/ Master Musicians Of Bukkake
# w/ Marriages

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SOME STUFFS: Boris share some “Vanilla” from forthcoming album


Just when one feels content about what they’ve released during a period of time, they return with more. Boris are ready to release another album this time around called Noise and the first video released from it is called “Vanilla”, which you may listen to above.

Below are new tour dates for the album that will be released on Sargent House on June 17th, so get your pennies ready and join them in a live setting. Some great bands will be joining them for the ride, including Master Musicians Of Bukkake and Marriages, so show up early:

June 14… Tokyo, Japan (Fever) (2014-2015 World Tour kick-off, playing Noise in its entirety)
July 24… San Diego, CA (Casbah) !!
July 25… Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom) !!
July 26… Tucson, AZ (Club Congress) !!
July 28… Dallas, TX (Trees) ++
July 29… Austin, TX (The Mohawk) ++
July 31… Atlanta, GA (Terminal West) ** &
August 1… Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle) ** &
August 2… Washington, DC (930 Club) ** &
August 3… New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) ** &
August 5… Boston, MA (Paradise) ** &
August 7… Toonto, ON (Lee’s Palace) ** &
August 8… Buffalo, NY (Tralf) ** &
August 9… Deroit, MI (Magic Stick) ** &
August 10… Chicago, IL (Bottom Lounge) ** &
August 11… Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall) ** &
August 12… Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock Social Club) ** &
August 14… Missoula, MT (Stage 112) &
August 15… Spokane, WA (Big Dipper) ^
August 16… Seattle, WA (The Crocodile) #^
August 17… Vancouver, BC (Rickshaw Theatre) #^
August 18… Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge) #^
August 20… San Francisco, CA (The Independent) #
August 21… Santa Cruz, CA (The Catalyst Atrium) #
August 22… San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew) #
August 23… Los Angeles, CA (FYF Fest)

!! w/ Mustard Gas & Roses
++ w/ Ceremony & special guests
** w/ The Atlas Moth
& w/ SubRosa
^ w/ Master Musicians Of Bukkake
# w/ Marriages

SOME STUFFS: Ceremony ceremoniusly hit the touring circuit

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Ed Schrader’s Music Beat and Give are the bands that will be joining Ceremony for their tour caravan next month, and those who have witnessed Ceremony in the flesh will know how they go all out during their shows. Head there:

August 1… Miami, FL (Churchills) !
August 2… Orlando FL (Will’s Pub) !
August 3… Jacksonville, FL (Atticus) !
August 4… Atlanta, GA (Drunken Unicorn) !
August 6… Bloomington, IN (Russian Recording) !
August 7… Chicago, IL (Beat Kitchen) !
August 10… Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory) (Ceremony-only show)
August 12… Washington DC (Rock & Roll Hotel) !
August 13… Baltimore, MD (Ottobar) !
August 14… Asbury Park, NJ (Asbury Lanes) !
August 15… Cambridge, MA (The Sinclair) !
August 16… New London, CT (El n’ Gee) !
August 17… Brooklyn, NY (285 Kent) !

! = w/ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat & Give

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SOME STUFFS: Total Control prepare to get “Sweaty” for late spring tour


The band known as Total Control have released a video for the song “Sweaty”, the imagery of which is anything but sweaty. It’s cool and calm, but your mileage may vary.

Speaking of mileage, the group will be spending a good amount of time on the road beginning in May and heading through June, which includes a four night stay at Chaos In Tejas in Austin, Texas, They’ll also be joined along the way with Thee Oh Sees, Soft Moon, Ceremony, and others:

May 22… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) –
May 23… Brooklyn, NY (285 Kent) ^
May 24… Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s) %
May 25… Washington, D.C. (Black Cat) %
May 26… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter) %
May 27… Atlanta, GA (529) %
May 28… Memphis, TN (Murphy’s) %
May 29… Denton, TX (Rubber Gloves) %
May 30… Austin, TX (Chaos In Tejas)
May 31… Austin, TX (Chaos In Tejas)
June 1… Austin, TX (Chaos In Tejas)
June 2… Austin, TX (Chaos In Tejas)
June 4… Phoenix, AZ (The Rhythm Room) #
June 5… Anaheim, CA (Chain Reaction) #
June 6: Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex) #*
June 7: Santa Cruz, CA (The Catalyst Atrium) #*
June 8: San Francisco, CA (The Eagle) @

^ – w/ Crazy Spirit and Raspberry Bulbs
% – w/ UV Race
# – w/ Ceremony
* – w/ Soft Moon
@ – w/ Thee Oh Sees

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SOME STUFFS: Ceremony celebrate by going on tour

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Ceremony are about to release a split 10″ with Titus Andronicus that you’ll only be able to buy when you see them on tour (or pay eBay prices to obtain). Tour? Yes, the Bay area band will begin a tour this month in the land of Jesse Dangerously, Halifax, Nova Scotia before going through the rest of North America with Titus Andronicus. Good deal? I’m sure it will be, but don’t believe me: plan on getting out and experiencing some live music:
October 19 – Halifax, NS Reflections Cabaret – Halifax Pop Explosion)
October 20 – Halifax, NS (The Pavillion – Halifax Pop Explosion)
October 23 – Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church)*
October 24 – Washington, DC (Rock and Roll Hotel)*
October 25 – Richmond, VA (Strange Matter)*
October 28 – Gainesville, FL (Florida Theater of Gainesville)
October 29 – Tampa, FL (Crowbar)*
October 31 – Atlanta, GA (529)*
November 2 – Memphis, TN (Hi Tone)*
November 4 – Austin, TX (Red 7)
November 6 – Tempe, AZ (Sail Inn)*
November 8 – Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)*
November 9 – San Diego, CA (Irenic)*
November 10 – Santa Ana, CA (Constellation Room)*
November 11 – Santa Cruz, CA (Catalyst Atrium)*
November 12 – San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)*
November 14 – Seattle, WA (Neumo’s)*
November 15 – Vancouver, BC (Biltmore Cabaret)*
November 17 – Boise, ID (Neurolux)*
November 19 – Denver, CO (Larimer Lounge)*
November 20 – Lawrence, KS (Jackpot)*
November 21 – Omaha, NE (Sokol Underground)*
November 22 – Minneapolis, MN (7th St Entry)*
November 23 – Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall)*
November 24 – Madison, WI (The Frequency)*
November 25 – Chicago, IL (Metro)*
November 26 – Detroit, MI (Majestic)*
November 27 – Toronto, ON (Lee’s Palace)*
November 28 – Montreal, QC (Il Motore)*
November 29 – Burlington, VT (Higher Ground Lounge)*
November 30 – Boston, MA (The Sinclair)*
December 1 – Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell’s)*
December 2 – New York, NY (Webster Hall)*

* with Titus Andronicus

To hear a track from their tour-only split 10″, head to Pitchfork.com for a listen.

SOME STUFFS: Lightning Bolt to shred guts this summer and will bring an “archival” EP along with them

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They’re… well, they’ve always been around but someone silent as of late. A few tracks from the vaults have been released, but now there’s the announcement that Load Records will be releasing “an archival EP of lost material from 2008” called Oblivion Hunter. This EP will be released on vinyl and digital, and with a new item to purchase means Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson are preparing to cross the country that is the United States, which they will do in August beginning in the nation’s capitol. They will make one stop up in Canada along the way, and that will be in Vancouver:

August 21… Washington DC (Rock ‘n Roll Hotel)
August 22… Richmond, VA (Gallery 5)
August 23… Raleigh, NC (Kings Barcade)
August 24… Atlanta, GA (The Goat Farm)
August 25… Birmingham, AL (Bottletree)
August 26… New Orleans, LA (Big Top Three Ring Circus)
August 27… Houston, TX (Fitzgerald’s)
August 28… Dallas, TX (Sons of Hermann Hall)
August 29… Austin, TX (Emo’s East)
August 30… Santa Fe, NM (Sol Santa Fe) *
August 31… Phoenix, AZ (Trunk Space)
September 1… Los Angeles, CA (FYF Fest)
September 3… Oakland, CA (The New Parish)
September 4… San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop)
September 6… Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theater/ MFNW) #
September 7… Vancouver, BC (Fortune Sound Club)
September 8… Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market) %
September 10… Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court)
September 12… Denver, CO (Rhinoceropolis)
September 13… Omaha, NE (Waiting Room)
September 14… Grinnell, IA (Grinnell College)
September 15… Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle)
September 16… Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
September 17… Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville Moose)
September 18… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer)
September 19… Baltimore, MD (Floristree)
September 20… Brooklyn, NY (285 Kent)
September 23… Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)

* = w/ Purity Ring
# = w/ Quasi, White Fang
% = w/ Fucked Up, Ceremony

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