SOME STUFFS: Happy Diving to release debut in October, currently on tour

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San Francisco’s Happy Diving released an EP last year that got a small but devoted audience interesting. They’re now going to follow it up with their first album, to be released by Father/Daughter Records on October 21st. Big World is not only what they will be entering with this release, but the release itself… it’s the title of it. Material from it is sure to be forthcoming but what’s coming now is them into your city, as they are on tour, as a means to get that new music out in the open and into your being, with some great bands joining them:

July 17… Portland, OR (Laughing Horse) ☢
July 18… Seattle, WA (Nuthole) €
July 19… Olympia, WA (Le Voyeur) ★
July 20… Portland, OR (Ben’s Basement) ǭ
July 21… Chico, CA (TBA) ƪ
July 22… Santa Rosa, CA (TBA)
July 23… Santa Monica ,CA (Almost Holden Collective) ʨ
July 24… Corona, CA (Maya’s Cafe) ʡ
July 25… San Diego, CA (The Dawg House)
July 26… Phoenix, AZ (Wallstreet) ʪ
July 27… Los Angeles, CA (El Sereno Skatepark)
July 31… Oakland, CA (1234! Go Records) ߷ w/ Spraynard

☢ w/ Hemingway
€ w/ Cop Rot, Slouch
★ w/ Turtle Neck, Shadowboxing
ǭ w/ Glue
ƪ w/ Wallflower
ʨ w/ The Coltranes, Dead Wate
ʡ w/ Karoshi Boy, Red Curtain
ʪ w/ Destruction Unit, Gay Kiss, Humiliation
߷ w/ Spraynard

SOME STUFFS: Destruction Unit bring up the “Holy Ghost” and present themselves to European fans for tour


Deep Trip (Sacred Bones) is an album that has placed Destruction Unit on the road for the majority of 2013, and it seems like they’re not ready to stop, not with a one-month tour of Europe that is happening right now, and will be happening every day from now until mid-November. Show these guys your love and support if they’re near you:

October 15… Hamburg, Germany (Hafenklang)
October 16… Hannover, Germany (Sturmglocke)
October 17… Uthrect, Holland (DB’s)
October 18… Harlem, Holland (Patronaat)
October 19… Antwerp, Belgium (Kavka)
October 20… Kortrijk, Belgium (The Pit’s)
October 21… Liege, Belgium (Carlo Levi)
October 22… Paris, France (Point FMR)
October 23… London, UK (Old Blue Last)
October 24… Newcastle, UK (The Tyne Bar)
October 25… Manchester, UK (The Soup Kitchen)
October 26… Brighton, UK (Prince Albert)
October 27… Rennes, France (Sympathetic Bar)
October 28… Bordeaux, France (TBA)
October 29… Barcelona, Spain (Sala Sidecar)
October 30… Madrid, Spain (Wurlitzer Ballroom)
October 31… Libson, Portugal (ZDB)
November 1… Guimaraes, Portugal (CAAA)
November 2… Bermeo, Spain (Beleza Malandra Ateneo Kulturala)
November 3… San Sebastian, Basque (Bukowski)
November 4… Tolouse, France (TBA)
November 5… Marseille, France (La Machine a Coudre)
November 6… Carpi, Italy (Mattatoio)
November 7… Roa, Italy (Dal Verme)
November 8… Milano, Italy (Cox 18)
November 9… Luzern, Switzerland (Sudpol)
November 10… Verona, Italy (White Rabbit)
November 11… Lubiana, Slovenia (TBA)
November 12… Wien, Austria (Arena)
November 13… Padova, Italy (Bastione Alicorno)
November 14… Karlsruhe, Germany (Alte Hackerei)
November 15… Lepzig, Germany (Raum Der Kulturen)
November 16… Berlin, Germany (Auster Club)

The band also made a video for the song “Holy Ghost” before they went to Europe, head back to the top and click play right now.

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SOME STUFFS: Pharmakon makes shows part of her agenda to dominate Earth

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A question: would you put maggots on a lady? Would you put maggots on yourself? Okay, that’s two questions but New York artist Margaret Chardiet did just that for the cover of her new EP as Pharmakon, Abandon (Sacred Bones). Pharmakon’s music brings together a bit of noise, a bit of electronics, some synths, a few drips of the experimental and avant-garde, and other things that I believe are unnamed at this time. If the songs sound like someone crying for help, or someone finding themselves in a dark and uncertain place without knowing when they’ll see light again, you wouldn’t be too far from the truth, but she used the music as a bit of therapy, along with an excuse to get some new songs out in the open.

She is currently on the road in the U.S. but will be headed to Europe in October for almost two months of shows and presentations. If you are able to get there, do not miss her:

September 13… Hudson, NY (Basilica Soundscape) ☂
September 24… San Diego, CA (The Void)
September 26… Los Angeles, CA (Dilettante)
September 27… San Francisco, CA (Elbo Room)
September 28… Seattle, WA (Decibel Festival)
September 29… Vancouver, BC (Electric Owl)
October 19… Krakow, Poland (Unsound Festival)
October 20… Porto, Portugal (Amplifest)
October 22… Lisbon, Portugal (ZDB
October 24… Brussels, Belgium (AB)
October 25… Paris, France (Le Trabendo)
October 26… Graz, Austria (Elevate Festival)
October 30… Amsterdam, Netherlands (OT301)
October 31… Tilburg, Netherlands (Incubate Special)
November 2… Stockholm, Sweden (RBMA Weekender Festival)
November 3… Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH: DOX Festival)
November 5… Copenhagen, Denmark (Mayhem)
November 6… Hamburg, Germany (Hafenklang)
November 7… Strasbourg, France (Museum of Contemporary Art)
November 8… Lausanne, Switzerland (Luff Festival Closing Party)
November 9… Ravenna, Italy (Bronson)
November 12… Milan, Italy (Rocket)
November 13… Padova, Italy ☯
November 14… Madrid, Spain (The Space Cadet)
November 15… Barcelona, Spain (Mira Festival)
November 18… London, UK (ATP Secret Location)
November 19… Manchester, UK (Islington Mill)
November 20… Bristol, UK (The Old Coroners Court & Morgue)
November 21… London, UK (Brixton Academy)
November 24… Camber Sands, UK (ATP Festival)
November 26… Moscow, Russia (16 Tons)
November 27… St Petersberg, Russia (Secret Location)
November 28… Helsinki, Finland (Aaniwalli)
November 29… Berlin, Germany (Berghain)
November 30… Utrecht, Netherlands (Le Guess Who Festival)
December 1… Kortrijk, Belgium (Sonic City Festival)
December 7… Madeira, Portugal (Madeira Dig Festival)

☂ w/ Evian Christ, Pig Destroyer
☯ w/ Lust For Youth, Destruction Unit

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SOME STUFFS: Destruction Unit to spend the rest of the year touring, in support of 5th album

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Deep Trip (Sacred Bones), right? I mean, Arizona, that’s the state where people are. Destruction Unit, who are not related to New Jersey’s Flavor Unit, are a group. August 20th is when that Deep Trip will start and everyone will be moving around their hands as if they’re spinning the magic ball at a rave.

Okay, maybe not, but Destruction Unit are indeed a band from Arizona and Deep Trip is a forthcoming album that will be ready for release on August 20th. Their brand of music is rich with the psychedelic and folk wonders of the mid to late 60’s, back when people would head to clubs or basements, open up a lava lamp, pour it over themselves and get off on the trippy vibes. It has that victorious sound that will please fans of early Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and 13th Floor Elevators, with a bit of Sonic Youth thrown in for extra texture. A song called “Bumpy Road” may represent the road that they’re about to embrace beginning in a few weeks, and leading them close to the end of the year. They’ll be touring in both North America and Europe, so have a preview of Deep Trip below and then save a place for yourself (and maybe a friend or two) at the Destruction Unit show to come.

NORTH AMERICA
August 23… San Diego, CA (VOID)
August 24… Los Angeles, CA (Complex)
August 25… Bakersfield, CA (Munoz Gym)
August 26… San Francisco, CA (The Hemlock)
August 28… Portland, OR (Mississippi Studios)
August 29… Seattle, WA (Barboza)
August 30… Olympia, WA (Dumpster Values)
August 31… Vancouver, BC (Sun Fest Vancouver) $
September 1… Boise, ID (The Crux)
September 3… Denver, CO (7th Street Arts Collective)
September 4… Omaha, NE (Middle House)
September 5… Chicago, IL (TBA)
September 7… Detroit, MI (Trinosophes) %
September 8… Toronto, ON (The Drake Hotel)
September 9… Montreal, QC (Il Motore)
September 11… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) +
September 12… Philadelphia, PA (Kung Fu Necktie) +
September 14… Washington DC (Rock N Roll Hotel) +
September 15… Baltimore, MD (Metro Gallery) +
September 17… Charlotte, NC (The Milestone) +&
September 18… Athens, GA (Caledonia) +
September 19… Atlanta, GA (529) +#
September 22… Houston, TX (Mangos) +
September 24… Denton, TX (Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios) +
September 25… Memphis, TN (Gonerfest 10)

EUROPE
October 9… Berlin, Germany (West Germany)
October 11… Stockholm, Sweden (Southside)
October 12… Goteborg, Sweden (Koloni)
October 14… Copenhagen, Denmark (Stengade)
October 15… Hamburg, Germany (Hafenklang)
October 16… Hannover, Germany (Sturmglocke)
October 17… Uthrect, Holland (DB’s)
October 18… Harlem, Holland (Patronaat)
October 19… Antwerp, Belgium (Kavka)
October 20… Kortrijk, Belgium (The Pit’s)
October 21… Liege, Belgium (Carlo Levi)
October 22… Paris, France (Point FMR)
October 23… London, UK (Old Blue Last)
October 24… Newcastle, UK (The Tyne Bar)
October 25… Sheffield, UK (The Washington)
October 26… Brighton, UK (Prince Albert)
October 27… France (TBA)
October 28… Bordeaux (TBA)
October 29… Barcelona, Spain (Lupita del Raval)
October 30… Madrid, Spain (Wurlitzer Ballroom)
October 31… Libson, Portugal (ZDB)
November 1… Guimaraes, Portugal (CAAA)
November 2… Bermeo, Spain (Beleza Malandra Ateneo Kulturala)
November 3… Vitoria, Spain (Ibu Host)
November 4… Tolouse, France (Les Saint Des Seins)
November 5… Lyon, France (TBA)
November 6… Torino, Italy (United Club)
November 7… Roma, Italy (Dal Verme)
November 8… Milano, Italy (Cox 18)
November 9… Luzern, Switzerland (Sudpol)
November 10… Verona, Italy (White Rabbit)
November 11… Lubiana, Slovenia (TBA)
November 12… Wien, Austria (Arena)
November 13… Konstanz, Germany (Horst)
November 14… Karlsruhe, Germany (Alte Hackerei)
November 15… Leipzig, Germany (Ut Connewiz)
November 16… Berlin, Germany (Auster Club)

$ w/ Nu Sensae
% w/ Human Eye
+ w/ Ukiah Drag
& w/ Pharmakon
# w/ Pop 1280

Vinyl and CD pressings of Deep Trip may be pre-ordered from Sacred Bones Records.

SOME STUFFS: Destruction Unit plan on living up to their name with new recording

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It is great when the description of a band carries a “no bullshit” attitude. Take Arizona’s Destruction Unit as an example. Their bio states that they play what? “Loud rock music”. For me, I don’t want to know any more. I’m sold on that alone.

But in order to make others care, I have to add more to that, to pad it out so that it may hook readers into wanting to know more. “Sonic Youth” is a track/video that represents a piece of their forthcoming album, “Deep Trip” (Sacred Bones). This is the cover for Deep Trip.
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This is the video for “Sonic Pearl”>

The song will be released as a single on the Suicide Squeeze label on July 16th, backed with “Nightfall”. The 2-song single even has a title of its own: Two Strong Hits.

These are concert dates for Destruction Unit, where they are sure to destruction whatever is laid in their hands. See them, and bring earplugs:

June 14… Taylor, PA (Underwood Skatepark) $
June 15… Brooklyn, NY (285 Kent) *
June 16… Brooklyn, NY (Shea Stadium) ^
June 17… Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s) *
June 18… Washington, DC (DC9) *
June 19… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter) *
June 20… Charlotte, NC (The Milestone) *
June 21… Atlanta, GA (529 Club) *
June 22… Gainesville, FL (The Atlantic) *
June 23… Miami, FL (Churchill’s) *
June 24… Tallahassee, FL (Office Lounge Gallery) %
June 25… Memphis, TN (Hi Tone) %
June 26… New Orleans, LA (Siberia) %
June 27… Houston, TX (Mangos) %
June 28… Mcallen, TX (Thirsty Monkey) %
June 29… Austin, TX (Beerland) %
July 1… El Paso, TX (Lowbrow Palace) %
July 5 Los Angeles, CA (The Echo @

& with Vaginors (Aus)
$ with Title Fight
^ with Nu Sensae
* with Merchandise, Milk Music
% with Milk Music
@ with The Oblivians, Milk Music

SOME STUFFS: Cult Of Youth present new video with tour dates on the side

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Love Will Prevail (Sacred Bones) is the latest album from Cult Of Youth, who have released a live performance video of the song “Garden Of Delights”. The group have a small handful of of shows scheduled for March, have a look at them and plan accordingly.

March 2… Brooklyn, NY (285 Kent) !
March 6… Montreal, QC (Il Motore)
March 7… Toronto, ON (Parts & Labour)
March 8… Detroit, MI (Garden Bowl)
March 9… Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle) (Impose Show)
March 10… Cincinnati, OH (MOTR Pub)

! w/ Destruction Unit, Alberich, Herzog Rising

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SOME STUFFS: Fall awaits with tour dates for The Men

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A small handful of shows on the west coast will lead to a European tour for The Men in September. They’ll take October off, and then do a small handful of dates in the East, with two stops in Canada. Here:

September 1 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
September 2 San Francisco, CA- The Independent*
September 4 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey %
September 5 Vancouver, BC – Waldorf Hotel #
September 6 Portland, OR – Musicfest Northwest
September 13 Rouen, FR – 106
September 14 Paris, FR – Trabendo
September 15 Groningen, NL – Vera
September 16 Tilburg, NL – Incubate Fest
September 17 Anvers, BE – Trix
September 18 Bruxelles, BE – VK
September 19 Geneve, SW – Usine
September 20 Milan, IT – Ligera
September 21 Rome, IT – Teatro Spazio
September 22 Padova, IT – Loop

November 8 Buffalo, NY- Mohawk Place
November 9 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton (Not Dead Yet Festival)
November 10 Montreal, QC- Underworld

* Destruction Unit, CCR Headcleaner
# White Lung
% Broken Water, Hurry Up

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