SOME STUFFS: DIIV share song, begin tour this week.

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Is The Is Are and you are for what is could be um what may be the kind of conversation that would confuse people, but Is The Is Are is the name of the album by DIIV, who have released what is described as ‘the 4th song from” it called “Dopamine.” You may have it to hear as the jingle-jangle instrumentation coats itself over the wonderful harmonies and melodies.

DIIV are on tour:
September 17 …Washington DC @ 9:30 Club) *
September 18… New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall) *
September 19… Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts) *
September 21… New York, NY @ Irving Plaza) *
October 10…Boston, MA @ The Sinclair) ^
October 11… Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall) ^
October 12… Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall) ^
October 13… Madison, WI @ Majestic) ^
October 14… St Paul, MN @ Turf Club) ^
October 16… Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre) ^
October 17… Salt Lake CIty, UT @ Urban Lounge) ^
October 18… Boise, ID @ Neurolux) ^
October 19… Seattle, WA @ Neumos) ^
October 20… Vancouver, BC @ Fortune) ^
October 22… San Francisco, CA @ The Filmore) ^
October 24… Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy) ^
October 25… Santa Ana, CA @ Beach Goth Festival) !
October 27… San Diego, CA @ Casbah) ^
October 28… Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom) ^
October 30… Dallas, TX @ Trees) ^
October 31… Austin, TX @ Mohawk) ^
November 1… Houston, TX @ Numbers) ^
November 3… Nashville, TN @ Exit In) ^
November 4… Atlanta, GA @ The Earl) ^
November 5… Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle) ^
November 6… Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry) ^
November 7… Washington, DC @ Black Cat) ^
November 8… New York, NY @ Webster Hall) ^
November 14… Santiago, CL @ Primavera Fauna) +
November 19… Buenos Aires, AR @ Club Araoz)
November 21-22… Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital) $

* = w/ RIDE
^ = w/ No Joy, Sunflower Bean
! = w/ Grimes, Die Antwoord, Camera Obscura and more
+ = w/ Mac Demarco, Empire Of The Sun, RHYE
$ = w/ Calvin Harris, Sleater-Kinney, Title Fight and more

SOME STUFFS: Wampire EU/UK tour announced

The gents of Wampire are currently on tour in North America through November but when it’s over, they’ll take a two week break in preparation for a tour in Europe, which of course includes dates in the United Kingdom. It will include some shows with Mac DeMarco and Tops.

November 24… London, England (Oslo Hackney) @
November 25… London, England (The Forum) !
November 26… Bristol, England (Start the Bus)
November 27… Glasgow, Scotland (Glad Cafe)
November 29… Brighton, England (The Green Door Store)
November 30… Liege, Belgium (Mad Cafe)
December 1… Lille, France (Festival Ground Zero @ La Peniche)
December 2… Paris, France (Badaboum)
December 3… Reims, France (La Cartonnerie)
December 04… Rotterdam, Netherlands (Rotown)
December 05… Berlin, Germany (So 36)
December 10… Vienna, Austria (Arena) (small hall)
December 12… Rorschach, Switzerland (Treppenhaus)
December 13… Hollerich, Luxembourg (Exit07)
December 14… Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso Basement)

@ = w/ Tops
! = w/ Mac DeMarco

Wampire’s Bazaar album is out now.

SOME STUFFS: Mac DeMarco is in a sharing mood with new tour dates and a video for ya

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For fans of Mac DeMarco, he has two treats that he’d like to pass along to you. If you are a fan of his 2 album released last October on Captured Tracks, he will be on tour in late spring as he finds his path towards the Pitchfork Festival in mid-July. Check out his path:

June 6… Halifax, NS (OBEY Festival)
June 13… Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Bowl @ Panache Northside Festival Showcase) *
June 14… Raleigh, NC (Kings Barcade)
June 15… Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo Festival)
June 16… Bloomington, IN (Russian Recording)
June 18… Minneapolis, MN (7th Street Entry)
June 20-22… Calgary, AB (Sled Island Festival)
June 24… Edmonton, AB (Wunderbar)
June 25… Saskatoon, SK (Vangelis Tavern)
June 26… Winnipeg, MB (The Park Theatre)
June 27… Fargo, ND (The Aquarium)
June 28… Madison, WI (University of Wisconsin)
June 29… Ann Arbor, MI (The Blind Pig)
June 30… Toronto ON (The Hoxton)
July 13… Quebec City, Quebec (Le Cercle) [Quebec City Summer Festival]
July 20… Chicago, IL (Pitchfork Festival)

*w/ White Fence, Walter TV

On top of that, he has made a video for “My Kind Of Woman” so if that’s your favorite (or one of your faves) on the album, now you can see what he did with it.

Mac DeMarco: My Kind of Woman

SOME STUFFS: Mac DeMarco shares new video for “Dreaming” as he prepares for tour in February

A man with a wig, looking quite dapper while strolling near the shore of a river, playing a guitar and making some decent pop/rock? This is Mac DeMarco and it is possible that he was sleeping when he made this video, for this could be the soundtrack of his “Dreaming”. Or something. The video ends with him covered in multicolored something, but you’ll have to see it to know what it is. It is from his Captured Tracks album, simply called 2. He will be going on tour beginning next month, including a stop at this year’s SXSW, catch him if you can like Pokemon:

February 1… New York, NY (Webster Hall) *
February 2… Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (Bard College)
February 28… Cambridge, MA (Middle East Upstairs) &
March 2… Purchase, NY (SUNY Purchase) +
March 3… Waltham, MA (Brandeis University) +
March 4… Philadelphia, PA (Kung Fu Necktie) +
March 5… Washington DC (DC 9) +
March 6… Durham, NC (The Pinhook) +
March 7… Savannah, GA (Savannah Stopover) &
March 8… Atlanta, GA (529) +
March 10… Denton, TX (35 Denton Festival) +
March 11… McAllen TX (GALAX Z FAIR II Festival)
March 12-16… Austin TX (SXSW)
March 17… Norman, OK (Opolis) +
March 18… Lawrence, TX (Replay Lounge) +
March 19… Iowa City, IA (The Mill) +
March 20… Madison, WI (High Noon Saloon) +
March 21… Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle) +
March 22… Toronto, ON (Canadian Music Festival)
March 23… Toronto, ON (Canadian Music Festival)
March 24… Montreal, QC (La Sala Rossa)

* w/ Ty Segall, Ex-Cult & Calvin Love
+ w/ Naomi Punk, Calvin Love

VIDEO: Chris Cohen’s “Monad”

Kate Dollenmayer has created an excellent video for Chris Cohen, with the song “Monad”. The track is from his new album to be released on Captured Tracks called Overgrown Path. If you like it, you might think “wow, this is pretty good for a new artist”, and that would be complimentary. Truth is that Overgrown Path will be his 11th project. Some of you may recognize him from the work he did with White Magic, Cass McCombs, Haunted Graffiti, Danielson, Curtains, Cryptacize, Deerhoof, and Natural Dreams. Yes, check your records and CD’s, and concert photos. Now do you recognize him?

This is the first time he will be releasing something under his own name, and he is currently on tour for the next week before taking a month off to prepare for a trip to Europe to bring his music to ears, eyes, minds, and rinds:

October 13… Olympia, WA (Eli’s)
October 16… Portland, OR (Holocene)
October 17… Arcata, CA (The Bat Cave House)
October 18… San Francisco, CA (Hemlock Tavern)
October 19… Los Angeles, CA (Perhspace)
November 22… Berlin, Germany (Festsaal Kreuzberg) +
November 23… Copenhagen, Denmark (Stengade)
November 24… Malmo, Sweden (Debaser) *
November 26… Oslo, Norway (Mono)
November 28… Hamburg, Germany (Astra Stube)
November 29… Utrecht, Netherlands (Le Guess Who @ Ekko Festival)
November 30… Brussels, Belgium (Autumn Falls @ AB Support) $
December 1… Cologne, Germany (Week-End Festival)
December 2… Paris, France (Point Ephemere) <
December 6… Genoa, Italy (Teatro Della Tosse)
December 7… Toulon, France (Midi Festival)
December 8… Lyon, France (Grrrd Zero)
December 9… Lille, France (La Peniche)
December 10… Brighton, UK (The Prince Albert)
December 12… Manchester, UK (Trof Fallowfield)
December 13… Bristol, UK (Start the Bus)
December 14… London, UK (The Lexington)
December 15… Amsterdam, Netherlands (De Nieuwe Anita)

+ w/ Deerhoof
* w/ Julianna Barwick
$ w/ Joe Gideon & The Shark
< w/ Mac DeMarco and ARLT

SOME STUFFS: Dent May sets up shows as path towards CMJ

Octoher will be a good time for Dent May fans, for not only will be be doing shows in the East, but he’ll be heading to this year’s CMJ. If you dig and love him, do so even more with these shows.

October 9 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
October 10 Williamsburg, VA – William and Mary College
October 11 Princeton, NJ – Princeton Terrace Club *
October 14 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
October 18 Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery $
October 18 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands ^
October 19 Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly !
October 21 Baltimore, MD – The Metro Gallery
October 22 Asheville, NC – Emerald Lounge
October 23 Lexington, KY – Al’s Bar #
October 24 Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox %

* w/ Mac Demarco
$ Carpark / Paw Tracks CMJ Showcase
^ Force Field PR Showcase
! Panache CMJ Showcase
# w/ Idiot Glee, Levek
% w/ D. Watusi, William Tyler

SOME STUFFS/RECORD CRACK: Twerps head to fans with new record

Twerps are about to release a 3-song 7″ for “Work It Out” on Chapter Music/Underwater Peoples in October. Those who prefer digital will be able to purchase the songs on September 17th, while the vinyl faithful will have to be patient and wait until October 23rd. No matter, you can listen to one of the two B-sides, “He’s In Stock”, by licking the Soundcloud player below.

The record coincides with a set of dates that will take them from Australia to North America to do a coast to coast tour, including a CMJ showcase in Brooklyn. They’ll be playing amongst some great bands along the way:

October 14 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase*
October 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*
October 16 – Baltimore, MD ­@ Baltimore, MD*
October 17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
October 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly !
October 21 – Montreal, QC @ Le Cagibi *
October 22 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar *
October 24 – Gambier, OH @ Horn Gallery-Kenyon College
October 25 – Chicago, IL ­@ Empty Bottle
October 26 – Northfield, MN @ The Grand Event Center +
October 27 – St. Paul, MN ­@ Turf Club
October 29 – Missoula, MO @ Ole Beck VFW Post
October 30 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
October 31 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar$
November 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
November 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite

* = with Alex Bleeker
+ = with Gap Dream
$ = with White Fang, Dignan Porch
! = Panache CMJ Showcase w/ Turbo Fruits, Dent May, Dignan Porch, Mac Demarco, Vockah Redu