SOME STUFFS: Creepoid start new tour today with video out of their hands

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Creepoid released a new album about two weeks ago called Cemetery Highrise Slum (Collect) and they started a national tour today in North Carolina. Their first video from the album is something some of you may relate to in some way, and it’s called “Dried Out”. But don’t dry out when you see them in concert, please stay moist at all times:

July 8… Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle) *
July 9… Atlanta, GA (The Earl) *
July 10… Gainesville, FL (The Atlantic)
July 13… Savannah, GA (The Hang Fire)
July 14… Augusta, GA (Sky City)
July 17… Denver, CO (Lost Lake) #
July 18… Lincoln, NE (Bourbon Theatre) #
July 19… Fargo, ND (Aquarium) #
July 20… Minneapolis, MN (Nether Bar) #
July 21… Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall) #
July 22… Ann Arbor, MI (Blind Pig) #
July 23… Pittsburgh, PA (The Smiling Moose) #
July 24… Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg) #
July 26… Hamden, CT (The Space) #
July 27… Washington, DC (DC9) #
July 28… Boston, MA (Great Scott) #
July 29… Baltimore, MD (Metro Gallery) #
July 30… Raleigh, NC (Kings Barcade) #
July 31… Atlanta, GA (Drunken Unicorn) #
August 1… New Orleans, LA (One Eyed Jacks) #
August 3… Memphis, TN (1884 Lounge) #
August 4… Baton Rouge, LA (The Spanish Moon) #
August 5… Houston, TX (Fitzgeralds Downstairs) #
August 6… Austin, TX (Red 7) #
August 7… Dallas, TX (The Foundry) #
August 8… Oklahoma City, OK (89th Street Collective) #
August 9… Albuquerque, NM (Launchpad) #
August 10… Tucson, AZ (Club Congress) #
August 11… Phoenix, AZ (The Rebel Lounge) #
August 12… San Diego, CA (The Casbah) #
August 13… Los Angeles, CA (Los Globos Downstairs) #
August 14… San Francisco, CA (Bottom Of The Hill)

* = w/ The Swirlies
# = w/ Marriages

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: Boris in U.S. for “residency” tour


Boris began their U.S. tour two days ago, and as they are here moving from coast to coast, some of the shows will be part of a residency. This means if you live in specific cities, you will have two chances to see them, each time being different from the other. The tour is being called “from the past, the present and through to the future”, as one night will feature the band playing classics and new material, while the other night will have the band playing the majority of their Flood album, followed by an experimental/drone/noise sex. Get your Boris boners:

April 26… Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves)
April 27… Austin, TX @ Carson Creek) {Austin Psych Fest}
April 29… Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade) !!
April 30… Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle) !!
May 1… Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel) * !!
May 2… Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel) * #
May 3… Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts) !! #
May 4… Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall) * !!
May 5… Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall) * (w/ Doomriders)
May 6… New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge) * !!
May 7… New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge) * #
May 9… Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop) !!
May 10… Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall) * !!
May 11… Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall) * &
May 12… St. Louis, MO @ Firebird) &
May 13… Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater) &
May 14… Denver, CO @ Bluebird) &
May 16… Mexico City, MX @ Lunario) {Aural Festival}
May 18… Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile) * (w/ House of Low Culture)
May 19… Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile) * (w/ drcarlsonbion)
May 21… San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop) * (w/ Bosse-de-Nage)
May 22… San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop) * ^^
May 23… Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex) * ^^ %
May 24… Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex) * ^^ (also w/ Ides of Gemini)

* residency shows

% w/ Marriages
!! w/ Young Widows
# w/ Stephen Brodsky
& w/ Pallbearer
^^ w/ Deafheaven

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SOME STUFFS: Russian Circles to please Americans, Aussies & Kiwis with a tour


If Russian Circles have done their share of traveling earlier this year (and they have), good for them. They’re about to get more traveling miles for the remaining half of the year, as they plan on not only going through North American on two different legs, but have already created a tour itinerary to spend time again in Australia and New Zealand. They begin next week Monday:

(all dates in this section with And So I Watch You From Afar)
June 18 Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre w/ Indian Handcrafts
June 19 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina w/ Indian Handcrafts
June 20 Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival w/ Indian Handcrafts & a secret guest
June 22 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
June 24 Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Sandrider
June 25 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge w/ Crypts
June 27 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s w/ Deafheaven
June 28 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Deafheaven
June 29 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre w/ Chelsea Wolfe & Deafheaven
July 2 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
July 3 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room

(all dates in this section with Chelsea Wolfe and Marriages
July 6 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
July 7 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird
August 8 Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
August 9 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
August 10 Tallahassee, FL @ Retrofit Records
August 11 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
August 12 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
August 13 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
August 14 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
August 15 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
August Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
August 17 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
August 18 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
August 19 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Downstairs)
August 20 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
August 21 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
August 22 rand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
August 23 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
August 24 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club

(all dates in Australian/New Zealand tour with Eagle Twin
September 26 Newton, AUC, NZ @ Kings Arms Tavern
September 27 Wellington, NZ @ San Francisco Bathhouse
September 28 Melbourne, VIC @ Corner Hotel
September 29 Adelaide, SA @ Fowler’s Live
September 30 Perh, WA @ The Bakery w/ Drowning Horse
October 4 Canberra, ACT @ ANU Bar
October 5 Brisbane, AU @ The Zoo
October 6 Sydney, AU @ The Hi Fi

If you haven’t heard Russian Circles’ Empros album, you can stream it in full via Bandcamp.
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REVIEW: Marriages’ “Kitsune”

Photobucket Marriages are a new trio to my ears who consist of Emma Ruth Rundle (vocals, guitar, piano and flute), Dave Clifford (drums), and Greg Burns (bass guitar, synth), and their style of rock goes towards the progressive and the ethereal. There are some elements of Kitsune that sound quite beautiful and dreamy, if not meditative, and their tendency to add a minimalism appeals to me. Then you’ll have a track like “Ten Tiny Fingers”, where everything is delicate and sensitive (Latifah style) but then out of nowhere comes a blast of guitar and bass bashing and it feels like being locked in a heated room and opening it to discover an incredible cool breeze. It’s that sense of angst and relief.

Along the way, you’re pulled into the music even deeper. I like the use of reverb in Rundle’s voice, where it’ll sound very distant and you may picture yourself extending a metaphorical hand to join her, Clifford, and Burns into whatever worlds they will be going into next.

What I found that worked about this is that just as you’ve collected your thoughts with one song, they come back with an all new arsenal and it’s an all new voyage. You begin to have a slight feel for their capabilities, you put your faith into what they do, and just go along with it. When they get into a bit of rhythmic noise collage, they head into Sonic Youth territory, and then right back into the pop that makes you drift away. It’s a clash that they organize quite well, and I for one have now become a fan of Marriages because of it.

(Kitsune will be released on May 1st and will be available from Bandcamp. Vinyl and CD’s will also be sold through their online store.)

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